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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779188/vitreomacular-interface-abnormalities-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-oedema-and-their-implications-on-the-response-to-anti-vegf-therapy
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Michael Mikhail, Stephen Stewart, Felicia Seow, Ruth Hogg, Noemi Lois
PURPOSE: To determine whether the presence of vitreomacular interface abnormalities (VMIA) in patients with diabetic macular oedema (DMO) modifies the response to ranibizumab. METHODS: Medical records and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scans of consecutive patients with centre-involving DMO initiating therapy with ranibizumab between December 2013 and March 2014 at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust were reviewed. Patients were identified through an electronic database...
May 19, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779033/genome-wide-association-study-of-renal-function-traits-results-from-the-japan-multi-institutional-collaborative-cohort-study
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Asahi Hishida, Masahiro Nakatochi, Masato Akiyama, Yoichiro Kamatani, Takeshi Nishiyama, Hidemi Ito, Isao Oze, Yuichiro Nishida, Megumi Hara, Naoyuki Takashima, Tanvir Chowdhury Turin, Miki Watanabe, Sadao Suzuki, Rie Ibusuki, Ippei Shimoshikiryo, Yohko Nakamura, Haruo Mikami, Hiroaki Ikezaki, Norihiro Furusyo, Kiyonori Kuriki, Kaori Endoh, Teruhide Koyama, Daisuke Matsui, Hirokazu Uemura, Kokichi Arisawa, Tae Sasakabe, Rieko Okada, Sayo Kawai, Mariko Naito, Yukihide Momozawa, Michiaki Kubo, Kenji Wakai
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a rapidly growing, worldwide public health problem. Recent advances in genome-wide-association studies (GWAS) revealed several genetic loci associated with renal function traits worldwide. METHODS: We investigated the association of genetic factors with the levels of serum creatinine (SCr) and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in Japanese population-based cohorts analyzing the GWAS imputed data with 11,221 subjects and 12,617,569 variants, and replicated the findings with the 148,829 hospital-based Japanese subjects...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778590/sternoclavicular-joint-palpation-pain-the-shoulder-s-waddell-sign
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Brent A Ponce, Adam T Archie, Shawna L Watson, Parke W Hudson, Mariano E Menendez, Gerald McGwin, Eugene W Brabston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a complex and subjective reality and can be magnified by nonorganic or nonanatomic sources. Multiple studies have demonstrated a correlation between psychological factors and patients' perceptions of musculoskeletal pain and disability. In addition, nonorganic findings as part of the physical examination are well and long recognized. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between a shoulder examination test, palpation of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ), and psychosocial conditions including chronic pain, depression, and anxiety...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777110/using-network-analysis-for-the-prediction-of-treatment-dropout-in-patients-with-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-a-methodological-proof-of-concept-study
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Wolfgang Lutz, Brian Schwartz, Stefan G Hofmann, Aaron J Fisher, Kristin Husen, Julian A Rubel
There are large health, societal, and economic costs associated with attrition from psychological services. The recently emerged, innovative statistical tool of complex network analysis was used in the present proof-of-concept study to improve the prediction of attrition. Fifty-eight patients undergoing psychological treatment for mood or anxiety disorders were assessed using Ecological Momentary Assessments four times a day for two weeks before treatment (3,248 measurements). Multilevel vector autoregressive models were employed to compute dynamic symptom networks...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776442/multimorbidity-can-general-practitioners-identify-the-health-conditions-most-important-to-their-patients-results-from-a-national-cross-sectional-study-in-switzerland
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Anouk Déruaz-Luyet, Alexandra A N'Goran, Jérôme Pasquier, Bernard Burnand, Patrick Bodenmann, Stefan Zechmann, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Nicolas Senn, Daniel Widmer, Sven Streit, Andreas Zeller, Dagmar M Haller, Lilli Herzig
BACKGROUND: Faced with patients suffering from more than one chronic condition, or multimorbidity, general practitioners (GPs) must establish diagnostic and treatment priorities. Patients also set their own priorities to handle the everyday burdens associated with their multimorbidity and these may be different from the priorities established by their GP. A shared patient-GP agenda, driven by knowledge of each other's priorities, would seem central to managing patients with multimorbidity...
May 17, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776359/evaluation-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-test-rdt-use-by-community-health-workers-a-longitudinal-study-in-western-kenya
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Matthew R Boyce, Diana Menya, Elizabeth L Turner, Jeremiah Laktabai, Wendy Prudhomme-O'Meara
BACKGROUND: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are a simple, point-of-care technology that can improve the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of malaria. They are an increasingly common diagnostic tool, but concerns remain about their use by community health workers (CHWs). These concerns regard the long-term trends relating to infection prevention measures, the interpretation of test results and adherence to treatment protocols. This study assessed whether CHWs maintained their competency at conducting RDTs over a 12-month timeframe, and if this competency varied with specific CHW characteristics...
May 18, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775037/recommendations-for-safe-vaccination-in-children-at-the-risk-of-taking-allergic-reactions-to-vaccine-components
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Vaccines are one of the most important advances in medicine as a public health tool for the control of immunopreventable diseases. Occasionally, adverse reactions may occur. If a child has a reaction to a vaccine, it is likely to disrupt his immunization schedule with risks to himself and the community. This establishes the importance of correctly diagnosing a possible allergy and defining appropriate behavior. Allergic reactions to vaccines may be due to the immunogenic component, to the residual proteins in the manufacturing process and to antimicrobial agents, stabilizers, preservatives and any other element used in the manufacturing process...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774584/-i-can-see-fine-patient-knowledge-of-eye-care
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Elizabeth L Irving, Alisa M Sivak, Marlee M Spafford
PURPOSE: To learn more about the perceptions and attitudes toward eye care of members of the public - in particular, their knowledge of the purpose, components and providers of eye examinations, their ability to self-monitor ocular status and their awareness of major sight threatening eye conditions. METHODS: This study used the qualitative research strategy, grounded theory. Participants were recruited via poster and social media. Two researchers, one with optometric knowledge and one without, moderated seven 60- to 90-min, semi-structured focus group discussions, which were audiotaped and transcribed...
May 17, 2018: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773946/utility-of-the-care-dependency-scale-in-predicting-care-needs-and-health-risks-of-elderly-patients-admitted-to-a-geriatric-unit-a-cross-sectional-study-of-200-consecutive-patients
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Halina Doroszkiewicz, Matylda Sierakowska, Marta Muszalik
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Polish version of the Care Dependency Scale (CDS) in predicting care needs and health risks of elderly patients admitted to a geriatric unit. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 200 geriatric patients aged ≥60 years, chronologically admitted to a geriatrics unit in Poland. The study was carried out using the Polish version of the CDS questionnaire to evaluate biopsychosocial needs and the level of care dependency...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773120/age-specific-association-between-blood-pressure-and-vascular-and-non-vascular-chronic-diseases-in-0%C3%A2-5-million-adults-in-china-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Ben Lacey, Sarah Lewington, Robert Clarke, Xiang Ling Kong, Yiping Chen, Yu Guo, Ling Yang, Derrick Bennett, Fiona Bragg, Zheng Bian, Shaojie Wang, Hua Zhang, Junshi Chen, Robin G Walters, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Liming Li, Zhengming Chen
BACKGROUND: The age-specific association between blood pressure and vascular disease has been studied mostly in high-income countries, and before the widespread use of brain imaging for diagnosis of the main stroke types (ischaemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage). We aimed to investigate this relationship among adults in China. METHODS: 512 891 adults (59% women) aged 30-79 years were recruited into a prospective study from ten areas of China between June 25, 2004, and July 15, 2008...
June 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772780/the-radon-gas-in-underground-buildings-in-clay-soils-the-plaza-balmis-shelter-as-a-paradigm
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Carlos Rizo Maestre, Víctor Echarri Iribarren
In healthy buildings, it is considered essential to quantify air quality. One of the most fashionable indicators is radon gas. To determine the presence of this element, which is harmful to health, in the environment, the composition of the soil is studied. The presence of radon gas within a building depends both on the terrain in which it is located and on the composition of the materials of which it is composed, and not as was previously believed, only by the composition of the soil (whether granitic or not)...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771897/is-general-practice-identification-of-prior-cardiovascular-disease-at-the-time-of-cvd-risk-assessment-accurate-and-does-it-matter
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Sue Wells, Katrina Poppe, Vanessa Selak, Andrew Kerr, Romana Pylypchuk, Billy Wu, Wing Cheuk Chan, Corina Grey, Suneela Mehta, Dudley Gr Gentles, Rod Jackson
AIMS: To determine the accuracy of general practice recording of prior cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the time of CVD risk assessment and whether recording impacts on CVD management. METHODS: Prior CVD status entered at the time of a first CVD risk assessment from 2002-2015 was compared to prior ischaemic CVD hospitalisations from national datasets using anonymous linkage with an encrypted National Health Index identifier. Clinical factors associated with inaccurate recording of prior events were identified using multivariable logistic regression...
May 18, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770670/-final-evaluation-of-control-program-of-key-parasitic-diseases-in-jinhu-county-2006-2015-jiangsu-province
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Sun Dao-Kuan, Zhang Cui-Ping
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the implementation of the Control Program of Key Parasitic Diseases in Jinhu County from 2006 to 2015, so as to provide the evidence for the future work of prevention and control. METHODS: The historical data about key parasitoses were collected, and the organization management, financial support, capacity building, control effects, and so on were evaluated with the descriptive method. RESULTS: From 2006 to 2015, totally 19 technique educations were conducted, 844...
January 9, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770591/surf-an-innovative-framework-in-biosecurity-and-animal-health-surveillance-evaluation
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Petra Muellner, Jonathan Watts, Paul Bingham, Mark Bullians, Brendan Gould, Anjali Pande, Tim Riding, Paul Stevens, Daan Vink, Katharina Dc Stärk
Surveillance for biosecurity hazards is being conducted by the New Zealand Competent Authority, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to support New Zealand's biosecurity system. Surveillance evaluation should be an integral part of the surveillance life cycle, as it provides a means to identify and correct problems and to sustain and enhance the existing strengths of a surveillance system. The surveillance evaluation Framework (SurF) presented here was developed to provide a generic framework within which the MPI biosecurity surveillance portfolio, and all of its components, can be consistently assessed...
May 16, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770158/whodas-2-0-as-a-measure-of-severity-of-illness-results-of-a-flda-analysis
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Alba Sedano-Capdevila, María Luisa Barrigón, David Delgado-Gomez, Igor Barahona, Fuensanta Aroca, Inmaculada Peñuelas-Calvo, Carolina Miguelez-Fernandez, Alba Rodríguez-Jover, Susana Amodeo-Escribano, Marta González-Granado, Enrique Baca-García
WHODAS 2.0 is the standard measure of disability promoted by World Health Organization whereas Clinical Global Impression (CGI) is a widely used scale for determining severity of mental illness. Although a close relationship between these two scales would be expected, there are no relevant studies on the topic. In this study, we explore if WHODAS 2.0 can be used for identifying severity of illness measured by CGI using the Fisher Linear Discriminant Analysis (FLDA) and for identifying which individual items of WHODAS 2...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770052/surveillance-of-laboratory-exposures-to-human-pathogens-and-toxins-canada-2016
#16
A Bienek, M Heisz, M Su
Background: Canada recently enacted legislation to authorize the collection of data on laboratory incidents involving a biological agent. This is done by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) as part of a comprehensive national program that protects Canadians from the health and safety risks posed by human and terrestrial animal pathogens and toxins. Objective: To describe the first year of data on laboratory exposure incidents and/or laboratory-acquired infections in Canada since the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations came into effect...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769657/correction-to-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-signaling-promotes-ormdl3-dependent-generation-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-by-inhibiting-sphingosine-1-phosphate-lyase
#17
Hsueh-Chun Wang, Tzu-Hsuan Wong, Li-Ting Wang, Hsiang-Han Su, Hsiu-Yueh Yu, Ai-Hsuan Wu, Yu-Chun Lin, Hua-Ling Chen, Jau-Ling Suen, Shih-Hsien Hsu, Li-Chen Chen, Yufeng Zhou, Shau-Ku Huang
In this article, published online 23 March 2018, the affiliation 10 of Zhou Y was incorrect. The affiliation should be "Children's Hospital and Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University. Key Laboratory of Neonatal Disease, Ministry of Health, 201102, Shanghai, China." The authors regret the errors.
May 16, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769147/association-of-pulmonary-cardiovascular-and-hematologic-metrics-with-carbon-nanotube-and-nanofiber-exposure-among-u-s-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Mary K Schubauer-Berigan, Matthew M Dahm, Aaron Erdely, John D Beard, M Eileen Birch, Douglas E Evans, Joseph E Fernback, Robert R Mercer, Stephen J Bertke, Tracy Eye, Marie A de Perio
BACKGROUND: Commercial use of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers (CNT/F) in composites and electronics is increasing; however, little is known about health effects among workers. We conducted a cross-sectional study among 108 workers at 12 U.S. CNT/F facilities. We evaluated chest symptoms or respiratory allergies since starting work with CNT/F, lung function, resting blood pressure (BP), resting heart rate (RHR), and complete blood count (CBC) components. METHODS: We conducted multi-day, full-shift sampling to measure background-corrected elemental carbon (EC) and CNT/F structure count concentrations, and collected induced sputum to measure CNT/F in the respiratory tract...
May 16, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768615/mortality-due-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-brazil-and-its-geographical-regions-analyzing-the-effect-of-age-period-cohort
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Juliano Dos Santos, Karina Cardoso Meira, Amanda Rodrigues Camacho, Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira Salvador, Raphael Mendonça Guimarães, Ângela Maria Geraldo Pierin, Taynãna Cesar Simões, Flávio Henrique Miranda de Araújo Freire
The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of age-period and cohort (APC) of birth on mortality for acute myocardial infarction in Brazil and its geographic regions, according to sex in the period from 1980 to 2009. The data was extracted from the Mortality Information System and was corrected and adjusted by means of proportional redistribution of records with sex and age ignored, ill-defined causes, and corrections were made based on the death sub-register. The APC was calculated using the Poisson regression model with estimable functions...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768480/internal-medicine-trainees-knowledge-and-confidence-in-using-the-american-society-of-hematology-choosing-wisely-guidelines-in-hemostasis-thrombosis-and-non-malignant-hematology
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Ariela L Marshall, Sarah Jenkins, Amy S Oxentenko, Alfred I Lee, Mark D Siegel, Joel T Katz, Jatin M Vyas, John Del Valle, Joseph R Mikhael
BACKGROUND: Several specialty societies participate in the Choosing Wisely (CW) campaign in an attempt to reduce waste in health care spending. We surveyed internal medicine (IM) residents with an objective of classifying knowledge of and confidence in using the American Society of Hematology (ASH) CW principles in hemostasis, thrombosis, and non-malignant hematology. METHODS: Multi-institutional study of IM residents at 5 academic training programs in the United States...
2018: PloS One
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