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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166522/nickel-exposure-from-keys-a-brazilian-issue
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Nathalie Mie Suzuki, Ida Alzira Gomes Duarte, Mariana de Figueiredo Silva Hafner, Rosana Lazzarini
Keys are a significant source of exposure to metal allergens and can be a relevant problem for nickel-allergic individuals. This study aimed to perform nickel and cobalt spot testing among the 5 most common Brazilian brands of keys. Among the tested keys, 100% showed positive result to nickel spot test, 83,3% presented strong positive reaction. 50% exhibited cobalt release as well. Nickel release from keys is very common in our country and may cause a negative impact on sensitized individual's quality of life...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166443/epifloripa-aging-cohort-study-methods-operational-aspects-and-follow-up-strategies
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Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider, Susana Cararo Confortin, Carla de Oliveira Bernardo, Carolina Carvalho Bolsoni, Danielle Ledur Antes, Karine Gonçalves Pereira, Lariane Mortean Ono, Larissa Pruner Marques, Lucélia Justino Borges, Maruí Weber Corseuil Giehl, Rodrigo de Rosso Krug, Vanessa Fernanda Goes, Alexandra Crispim Boing, Antônio Fernando Boing, Eleonora d'Orsi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the sample plan, operational aspects, and strategies used in the 2009/2010 and 2013/2014 EpiFloripa Aging Study. METHODS: The EpiFloripa Aging is a population-based longitudinal study with 1,705 older adults (60 years or more) living in the municipality of Florianópolis, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2009/2010 (baseline). The research was conducted with a face-to-face interviews, organized into blocks of identification, socioeconomic, mental health, health and life habits, global functionality, falls, physical activity, morbidities, use of health services, use of medications, food, oral health, and violence, evaluated in the first (2009/2010) and in the second wave (2013/2014)...
2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165784/interventions-for-managing-skeletal-muscle-spasticity-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Anneliese Synnot, Marisa Chau, Veronica Pitt, Denise O'Connor, Russell L Gruen, Jason Wasiak, Ornella Clavisi, Loyal Pattuwage, Kate Phillips
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle spasticity is a major physical complication resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can lead to muscle contracture, joint stiffness, reduced range of movement, broken skin and pain. Treatments for spasticity include a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, often used in combination. Management of spasticity following TBI varies from other clinical populations because of the added complexity of behavioural and cognitive issues associated with TBI...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165605/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-neurosurgery-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Prajwal Ghimire, Harutomo Hasegawa, Nida Kalyal, Victoria Hurwitz, Keyoumars Ashkan
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) play an important role in the evaluation of health outcomes, quality of life, and satisfaction, and have been successfully utilized in many areas of clinical medicine and surgical practice. The prevalence of PROMs in neurosurgery is not known. OBJECTIVE: To review the PROMs that have been utilized in the published neurosurgery literature to date. METHODS: Articles were searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, HMIC Health Management Information Consortium, PsycARTICLES, and PsycINFO using search terms related to neurosurgery and PROMs, published from 1806 to August 2016...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164545/-sleep-quality-depression-anxiety-and-self-esteem-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-plwha
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Hsiang-Chun Wu, Po-Liang Lu, Wen-Chuan Lin, Chien-Tai Yu, Ming-Chu Feng
BACKGROUND: HIV has become a chronic disease. Therefore, the mental health and sleep quality of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have become increasingly important issues of concern. PURPOSE: To explore the sleep quality, depression, anxiety, and self-esteem of PLWHA and the correlation between sleep quality and various related mental-health factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study was conducted at a medical center in southern Taiwan in 2013-2014...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162255/-oral-feeding-difficulties-in-neonatal-medicine-and-intensive-care
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Isabelle Ratet, Marie Touzet, Julie Demouy, Lise Da Costa
Oral feeding difficulties represent a major health issue for the future of babies born prematurely. In a neonatal intensive care unit at the Hôpital Cochin, a multi-disciplinary group of professionals regularly meet to initiate team actions. Infants vulnerabilities and quality of life and parents supports are essential for patient management.
November 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161922/existing-issues-and-valid-concerns-in-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices
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Roland Hetzer, Eva Maria Delmo Walter
Through concerted endeavours in the fields of surgery, medicine, and biomedical engineering, patronized by government and industry, ventricular assist devices have become an established surgical treatment to support the failing heart, which could easily and simply surpass the frequency of heart transplantation. Be it as it may, complications and adverse events have unfolded, and these facilitated the way to newer biomedically-engineered pump designs in search of the perfect support for a failing heart. Areas covered: This review focuses on the evolution of the continous-flow ventricular assist device as an accepted mode of treatment in advanced heart failure, as a bridge to myocardial recovery, as a bridge to heart transplantation and as a permanent therapy, with its attendant complications and long-term outcome...
November 22, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160655/quality-of-life-and-adherence-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Patrizia Burra, Alberto Ferrarese, Giuseppe Feltrin
The assessment of Quality of Life (QoL) after transplantation represents an ancillary tool to evaluate the efficacy of solid organ transplantation, in addition to graft and patient survival rates and complication. The global assessment of QoL after transplantation usually confirms the improvement when compared to pre-transplant setting. However, whereas significant improvement in physical activity has been widely reported, several studies have demonstrated that social domain and cognitive function do not reach the level of general population after surgery...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159874/meta-synthesis-on-migraine-management
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REVIEW
Mia T Minen, Lita Anglin, Alexandra Boubour, Allison Squires, Linda Herrmann
BACKGROUND: Migraine is one of the top 10 most disabling conditions among adults worldwide. Most migraine research is quantitative and indicates concerns about medication adherence, stigma, and more. Qualitative studies might reveal an improved understanding of migraine patients' perspectives regarding migraine treatment. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to synthesize the qualitative research on migraine patients' perspectives regarding migraine treatment to (a) identify common patterns across various types of migraine treatment studies and (b) inform future research...
November 21, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159602/competitive-advantage-of-mba-for-physician-executives-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anthony D Turner, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Weidun Alan Guo
In response to systemic challenges facing the US healthcare system, many medical students, residents and practicing physicians are pursuing a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. The value of such proposition remains poorly defined. The aim of this review is to analyze current literature pertaining to the added value of MBA training for physician executives (PEs). We hypothesized that physicians who supplement their clinical expertise with business education gain a significant competitive advantage...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157019/patients-needs-during-a-surgical-intervention-process-for-dupuytren-s-disease
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Christina Turesson, Joanna Kvist, Barbro Krevers
PURPOSE: To explore and describe clients' needs during a surgical intervention process for Dupuytren's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Design: Interview study with 21 men undergoing surgical intervention for Dupuytren's disease. Qualitative content analysis was performed with the model of Patient Evaluation Process as a theoretical framework. RESULTS: The primary reason for seeking medical care was to receive an intervention to improve hand function...
November 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156921/sexual-healthcare-for-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-care-a-narrative-review
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Katie Wang, Krista Ariello, Matthew Choi, Angela Turner, Bo Angela Wan, Caitlin Yee, Leigha Rowbottom, Rachel Macdonald, Henry Lam, Leah Drost, Edward Chow
Palliative care aims to improve quality of life (QoL) for patients and families and does so by addressing issues not limited to pathology, but other symptoms that may be debilitating to patient experience and QoL. Despite sexual health being an important aspect of life for many patients, it is often omitted in clinical practice. This review summarizes published primary studies to explore the prevalence and importance of incorporating sexual health in the symptom screening and assessments of palliative patients, to identify current interventions that are implemented to address sexual health issues, and identify the barriers that health care professionals (HCPs) and patients may encounter which may prevent sexual health discussions...
November 15, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156920/supportive-palliative-interventions-in-motor-neurone-disease-what-we-know-from-current-literature
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Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Kwok Ying Chan, Yuen Kwan Judy Chung, Chun Wai Choi, Chun Hung Chan, Shuk Ching Cheng, Wan Hung Chan, Koon Sim Fung, Kar Yin Wong, Oi Man Iman Chan, Ching Wah Man
Although there is no cure for motor neurone disease (MND), the advent of supportive interventions including multidisciplinary care (MDC) has improved treatment interventions and enhanced quality of life (QOL) for MND patients and their carers. Our integrative review showed evidence-based MDC, respiratory management and disease-modifying therapy that have improved the outcomes of patients diagnosed with MND. Supportive approaches to nutritional maintenance and optimization of symptomatic treatments, including management of communication and neuropsychiatric issues, improve the QOL for MND patients...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156918/challenges-and-ethical-issues-in-the-course-of-palliative-care-management-for-people-living-with-advanced-neurologic-diseases
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Varun Sreenivasan, Christa O'Hana S Nobleza
In the recent years, there has been an increase in awareness with regards to the role of palliative care (PC) in management of neurologic diseases. In 1996, the need to incorporate PC in the care for patients with neurologic conditions was recognized by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Ethics and Humanities Subcommittee. The gaps in research, education and the ability to deliver adequate PC were then acknowledged by the National Academy of Sciences with their publication of "Approaching death: improving care at the end of life" and most recently, continued goals in improving PC was highlighted by another recent publication "Dying in America: improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life"...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156917/advance-care-planning-for-patients-with-advanced-neurology-diseases
#15
Ka-Chi Cheung, Vikki Wai-Kee Lau, Ka-Chun Un, Man-Sheung Wong, Kwok-Ying Chan
BACKGROUND: Advanced neurology diseases including motor neuron disease (MND) are usually progressive life-limiting illness and could be devastating for patients, families and caregivers. Although medical technologies, such as enteral feeding and non-invasive ventilation, may prolong life expectancy of the patients, their utilization prompts important ethical questions in regard to their quality of life (QoL). Little attention had been paid on how ACP practice would practically help with patients suffering from different neurology diseases...
October 13, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156901/patient-centered-family-meetings-in-palliative-care-a-quality-improvement-project-to-explore-a-new-model-of-family-meetings-with-patients-and-families-at-the-end-of-life
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Christine R Sanderson, Philippa J Cahill, Jane L Phillips, Anne Johnson, Elizabeth A Lobb
BACKGROUND: Family meetings in palliative care can enhance communication with family members and identify unmet needs. However, the patient's voice may not be heard. METHODS: This pre and post-test quality improvement project was conducted from 2013-2014 and investigated a patient-centered family meeting, which is a different approach to palliative care family meetings, to determine its feasibility and acceptability for patients, family and the palliative care team...
September 29, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156188/addressing-obesity-in-aging-patients
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REVIEW
John A Batsis, Alexandra B Zagaria
Obesity in older adults affects not only morbidity and mortality but, importantly, quality of life and the risk of institutionalization. Weight loss interventions can effectively lead to improved physical function. Diet-alone interventions can detrimentally affect muscle and bone physiology and, without interventions to affect these elements, can lead to adverse outcomes. Understanding social and nutritional issues facing older adults is of utmost importance to primary care providers. This article will also discuss the insufficient evidence related to pharmacotherapy as well as providing an overview of using physiologic rather than chronologic age for identifying suitable candidates for bariatric surgery...
January 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155291/measuring-the-psychosocial-dimensions-of-quality-of-life-in-advanced-cancer-patients-psychometrics-of-the-german-quality-of-life-at-the-end-of-life-cancer-psychosocial-qual-ec-p-questionnaire
#18
Britta Grünke, Rebecca Philipp, Sigrun Vehling, Katharina Scheffold, Martin Härter, Karin Oechsle, Frank Schulz-Kindermann, Anja Mehnert, Christopher Lo
CONTEXT: Quality of life is a central focus of care in advanced cancer. Specialized instruments, such as the QUAL-EC, may be useful to assess psychosocial issues associated with quality of life unique to this population. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the measurement of the psychosocial dimensions of quality of life using the German translation of the QUAL-EC-Cancer-Psychosocial Questionnaire (QUAL-EC-P), including factor structure and psychometrics. METHODS: 183 patients with advanced cancer from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and University Medical Center Leipzig completed the QUAL-EC-P...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154517/a-proposal-for-a-tailored-approach-to-diverting-ostomy-for-colorectal-anastomosis
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Lisa Manzenreiter, Georg Spaun, Michael Weitzendorfer, Rosalia Luketina, Stavros A Antoniou, Helwig Wundsam, Oliver O Koch, Klaus Emmanuel
BACKGROUND: The use of a protective stoma represents an important issue in colorectal surgery. Although evidence suggests that loop ileostomy may be superior, the optimal method for temporary decompression of colorectal anastomosis still remains controversial. Aim of this study was to make an evidence-based proposal for a tailored approach to the use of diverting colostomy or ileostomy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients subjected to creation and closure of a diverting loop colostomy or loop ileostomy between May 2007 and November 2014 in our institution was performed...
November 20, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153740/cost-effectiveness-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-in-japan
#20
Satoshi Kodera, Arihiro Kiyosue, Jiro Ando, Issei Komuro
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive treatment for elderly patients with aortic stenosis. However, the cost of TAVI is a major issue. This study analyzed the cost effectiveness of TAVI in Japan. METHODS: We developed an economic model to evaluate the quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and costs of TAVI, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), and medical therapy over a 10-year time horizon from the perspective of Japanese public healthcare payers...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
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