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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331807/transmission-of-hepatitis-d-virus-between-spouses-a-longitudinal-study-of-the-first-reported-canadian-case
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Carla Osiowy, Anton Andonov, Kevin Fonseca, Ken Swidinsky, Elizabeth Giles, Andrew Mason, Carla S Coffin
In chronic hepatitis B (CHB), hepatitis D virus (HDV) superinfection can lead to acute liver failure. The incidence of HDV superinfection is unknown, but is often detected in immigrants from HDV endemic countries. In this report, we characterize long-term clinical and virological outcomes in a hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected carrier before and after HDV superinfection, acquired from their spouse having HBV/HDV co-infection. A 38 year-old Mongolian male with CHB on anti-HBV therapy developed acute liver failure following HDV superinfection...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331022/effect-of-non-pharmacological-intervention-for-apathy-response-to-one-on-one-reminiscence-based-intervention
#2
Akira Okada, Tetsuya Ueda
Apathy has adverse consequences for patients and caregivers. However, the therapeutic approach remains uncertain. Here, we present the case of a man aged 67 years who only developed apathy after surgery for oesophageal cancer. He showed no response to intervention with donepezil, a 'brain training' video game and psychoeducation for apathy. Subsequently, we implemented a programme designed to facilitate recall of 2 themes (editorial content and television shows during the week) once a week. After 3 months, the scores of 2 apathy scales rated by the patient's wife, psychological test scores and brain perfusion single-photon emission CT data improved compared with those obtained before intervention...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327031/-dedicated-district-nursing-team-gave-the-best-care-in-the-world
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Nothing has ever been too much trouble for the district nurse team operating out of Tennant Street Medical Practice in Stockton-on-Tees, who cared for my wife Maureen for nearly four years.
March 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323680/transient-global-amnesia-commentary-on-trip-gabriel-s-first-person-account
#4
Howard S Kirshner
This paper comments on a companion article, a first-person account of an episode of transient global amnesia written by New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel (Gabriel T. 2017. Cogn Behav Neurol. 30:1-4). Mr Gabriel describes having no memories of a cold, rainy day that he had spent on a sailboat competing in two races. The episode may have been triggered by his exposure to water. Afterward, the skipper recalled that Mr Gabriel had functioned fine on the boat, although after returning to shore he needed help finding his car...
March 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323679/the-day-that-went-missing-a-first-person-account-of-transient-global-amnesia
#5
Trip Gabriel
In this vivid first-person case history, political reporter Trip Gabriel describes experiencing a classic episode of transient global amnesia. He was near the average target age of 61. Although no cause has been established for the syndrome, as with many other patients his episode appears to have been triggered by contact with water: He was racing a sailboat. While remaining alert and handling complex sailing maneuvers, he suddenly developed amnesia that left him with no recollection of finishing two races, returning to shore, drinking a beer with his friends, needing help finding his car, and not knowing where he was or where he lived...
March 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320748/association-of-husband-smoking-with-wife-s-hypertension-status-in-over-5%C3%A2-million-chinese-females-aged-20-to-49%C3%A2-years
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Ying Yang, Fangchao Liu, Long Wang, Qian Li, Xingyu Wang, Julia C Chen, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang, Donghai Yan, Man Zhang, Yuan He, Zuoqi Peng, Yuanyuan Wang, Jihong Xu, Jun Zhao, Ya Zhang, Hongguang Zhang, Xiaona Xin, Yan Wang, Dujia Liu, Tongjun Guo, Qiaoyun Dai, Xu Ma
BACKGROUND: The effect of second-hand smoking, especially husband smoking, on wife's hypertension has not been well studied. The current study was aimed to assess the association of husband smoking with wife's hypertension among females aged 20 to 49 years. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 5 027 731 females along with their husbands from the National Free Pre-pregnancy Checkup Projects conducted across 31 provinces in China in 2014. Smoking/passive smoking status was collected by a standard questionnaire and blood pressure was measured by an electronic device after 10 minutes rest...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302105/wife-beating-refusal-among-women-of-reproductive-age-in-urban-and-rural-ethiopia
#7
Eshetu Gurmu, Senait Endale
BACKGROUND: Wife beating is the most common and widespread form of intimate partner violence in Ethiopia. It results in countless severe health, socio-economic and psychological problems and has contributed to the violation of human rights including the liberty of women to enjoy conjugal life. The main purpose of this study is to assess the levels and patterns of wife beating refusal and its associated socio-cultural and demographic factors in rural and urban Ethiopia. METHODS: The 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) data based on 11,097 and 5287 women in the reproductive age group (i...
March 16, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290600/possible-protective-role-of-the-abca4-gene-c-1268a-g-missense-variant-in-stargardt-disease-and-syndromic-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-a-sicilian-family-preliminary-data
#8
Rosalia D'Angelo, Luigi Donato, Isabella Venza, Concetta Scimone, Pasquale Aragona, Antonina Sidoti
In the wide horizon of ophthalmologically rare diseases among retinitis pigmentosa forms, Stargardt disease has gradually assumed a significant role due to its heterogeneity. In the present study, we aimed to support one of two opposite hypotheses concerning the causative or protective role of heterozygous c.1268A>G missense variant of the ABCA4 gene in Stargardt disease and in syndromic retinitis pigmentosa. This study was based on a family consisting of three members: proband, age 54, with high myopia, myopic chorioretinitis and retinal dystrophy; wife, age 65, with mild symptoms; daughter, age 29, asymptomatic...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277708/family-hostility-and-depressive-symptoms-in-middle-aged-couples-moderating-effect-of-marital-integration
#9
Victoria Bryant, K A S Wickrama, Catherine Walker O'Neal, Frederick O Lorenz
This study examined (a) the associations between family hostility (husband-wife marital hostility and child hostility) and middle-aged husbands' and wives' depressive symptoms over an 11-year time period and (b) the moderating influence of couples' marital integration on these associations as measured by their joint activity. Higher order family-level latent constructs captured chronic husband-wife (marital) hostility using husbands' and wives' reports of chronic hostile interactions from 1990 to 1992, while a higher order latent construct of chronic child hostility toward parents was measured using parental reports of children's hostile behaviors from 1990 to 1992...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271966/a-national-survey-of-attitudes-toward-intimate-partner-violence-among-married-women-in-kazakhstan-kyrgyzstan-and-tajikistan-implications-for-health-prevention-and-intervention
#10
Manisha Joshi, Saltanat Childress
Attitudes toward intimate partner violence (IPV) can affect the prevalence of IPV, response of victims' to IPV (e.g., whether to seek help), and the response of professionals (e.g., police, social workers, health care professionals) to IPV. Knowledge about IPV-related attitudes is essential for developing effective social work and violence-related programs. Using data from the 2005-2006 Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, this study examines attitudes toward IPV and socio-demographic predictors of these attitudes among married women in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan...
April 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260439/kidney-swap-in-pakistan-experience-at-the-sindh-institute-of-urology-and-transplantation
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Naveeda Nizam, Farida Mazhar, Khawar Abbas, Tahir Aziz, Mirza Naqir Zafar, Rehan Mohsin, Bux Ali, Asad Shahzad, Mohammed Imran, Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi
Kidney paired exchange is an established method of overcoming incompatibility in donor-recipient pairs and expanding the living-donor pool. It is infrequently performed in developing countries. We report the first kidney paired exchange in Pakistan, successfully performed at our center. One donor-recipient pair consisted of a 38-year-old female recipient (blood type, B positive) and her 40-year-old husband (A positive) as the potential donor. The second pair consisted of a 30-year-old male recipient (A positive) and his 30-year-old wife (B positive) as the potential donor...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257477/wealth-household-heterogeneity-and-livelihood-diversification-of-fulani-pastoralists-in-the-kachia-grazing-reserve-northern-nigeria-during-a-period-of-social-transition
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Marie J Ducrotoy, Crawford W Revie, Alexandra P M Shaw, Usman B Musa, Wilson J Bertu, Amahyel M Gusi, Reuben A Ocholi, Ayodele O Majekodunmi, Susan C Welburn
BACKGROUND: A mixed methods study was undertaken in the Kachia Grazing Reserve of northern Nigeria. Surveys in March, June and October 2011 included focus group discussions, key informant and in-depth household interviews, concerning livelihood practices, animal health, ownership, and productivity. In May 2011, 249 Fulani families fleeing post-election violence entered the reserve with their livestock, increasing the number of households by one third. RESULTS: Despite being settled within a grazing reserve, over half of households sent all their cattle away on seasonal transhumance and another third sent some away...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250991/polygamy-and-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-men-undergoing-angiography-an-observational-study
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Amin Daoulah, Amir Lotfi, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Salem Al-Kaabi, Salem M Al-Faifi, Osama E Elkhateeb, Mohamed N Alama, Ahmad S Hersi, Ciaran M Dixon, Waleed Ahmed, Mohamed Al-Shehri, Ali Youssef, Ahmed Moustafa Elimam, Ayman S Abougalambou, Waheed Murad, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
Epidemiologic evidence suggests a link between psychosocial risk factors such as marital status and coronary artery disease (CAD). Polygamy (multiple concurrent wives) is a distinct marital status practiced in many countries in Asia and the Middle East, but its association with CAD is not well defined. We conducted a multicenter, observational study of consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography during the period from April 1, 2013, to March 30, 2014. Of 1,068 enrolled patients, 687 were married men...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248123/-snowball-fight-an-unusual-cause-of-spleen-injury
#14
Jana Bušková, Monika Justýna Poláčková, Zdeněk Pavlovský
Our case describes an innocuous snowball fight arising into a life-threatening condition. Patient with progressive left-sided abdominal pain was brought by ambulance to the hospital. According to history he was not aware of any trauma, just a snowball fight with his wife 5 days ago. Clinical examination finding was: hint of peritoneal irritation, Kehr´s sign and left-subchondrium palpation pain. The spleen trauma suspicion was high. After clinical examination an ultrasound examination was performed, revealing inhomogeneous structure of the spleen surrounded by hypoechoic collection and free fluid in the pelvic area...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237826/treatment-considerations-for-depression-research-in-older-married-couples-a-dyadic-case-study
#15
Sarah T Stahl, Juleen Rodakowski, Ariel G Gildengers, Charles F Reynolds, Jennifer Q Morse, Kevin Rico, Meryl A Butters
OBJECTIVE: Critical gaps remain in understanding optimal approaches to intervening with older couples. The focus of this report is to describe the pros and cons of incorporating spousal dyads into depression-prevention research. METHODS: In an intervention development study, the authors administered problem-solving therapy (PST) dyadically to participants with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and their caregivers. Dyads worked with the same interventionist in the same therapy session...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235819/does-the-risk-of-hospitalisation-for-ischaemic-heart-disease-rise-already-before-widowhood
#16
Elina Einiö, Heta Moustgaard, Pekka Martikainen, Taina Leinonen
BACKGROUND: The death of a spouse has been shown to increase mortality from various causes, including ischaemic heart disease. It is unclear, however, whether cardiac problems are already on the rise before widowhood. METHODS: Using longitudinal register data of Finnish widows-to-be aged 65 and over at baseline (N=19 185), we assessed the risk of hospitalisation for ischaemic heart disease 18 months before and after widowhood. Hospital admissions were derived from national hospital discharge registers between 1996 and 2002...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225539/cuba-s-family-doctor-and-nurse-teams-a-day-in-the-life
#17
Conner Gorry
Nurse Sarait Guarat has Felipe's clinical history out of the file cabinet and on Dr Martha Diaz's desk before he's even through the door. Not that Dr Díaz needs it: Having served 26 years at Consultorio (Family Doctor-and-Nurse Office) #17 on a leafy street in Havana's Vedado neighborhood, she knows each of her patients by name and their health status essentially by heart. After greeting 91-year old Felipe with the customary kiss on the cheek, Dr Díaz gets down to business, asking after his family, checking up on his diabetes and inquiring about the reason for his visit...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220812/status-of-hbsag-seroprevalence-in-15-million-rural-couples-in-china-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Long Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Yan-Jie Huang, Qiao-Mei Wang, Kenrad E Nelson, An-Qi Wang, Hai-Ping Shen, Xiao-Li Liu, Yi-Ping Zhang, Dong-Hai Yan, Zuo-Qi Peng, Hong-Guang Zhang, Ya Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yan Wang, Ying Yang, Yuan He, Ji-Hong Xu, Du-Jia Liu, Tong-Jun Guo, Xiao-Na Xin, Hong Zhou, Xu Ma
A cross-sectional analysis of prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) among rural couples was conducted between 2010 and 2014. Serologic HBV markers, including hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and e antigen (HBeAg), were tested. Primary outcome of interest comprised HBsAg positivity in couples (both positive: F+M+, only wife positive: F+M-, only husband positive: F-M+), and secondary outcome consisted of prevalence and risk factors of HBsAg positivity among husbands or wives. Of 14,816,300 couples included, 0...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202140/educational-inequalities-in-parental-care-time-cross-national-evidence-from-belgium-denmark-spain-and-the-united-kingdom
#19
Pablo Gracia, Joris Ghysels
This study uses time-diary data for dual-earner couples from Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom to analyze educational inequalities in parental care time in different national contexts. For mothers, education is significantly associated with parenting involvement only in Spain and the United Kingdom. In Spain these differences are largely explained by inequalities in mothers' time and monetary resources, but not in the United Kingdom, where less-educated mothers disproportionally work in short part-time jobs...
March 2017: Social Science Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198309/give-people-with-dementia-a-voice-in-discussions-about-sex
#20
Wendy Perry
In 2015, a 78-year-old man in the US was charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse for having sex with his wife who was living in a care home. One of the factors behind the prosecution was that his wife's daughter felt her mother was unable to give consent for sexual activity.
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
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