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Jan Krhut, Marcel Gärtner, Jan Mokris, Lukas Horcicka, Kamil Svabik, Roman Zachoval, Alois Martan, Peter Zvara
AIMS: While the effect of different types of incontinence on the quality of life (QoL) has been clearly documented, the information about the impact of incontinence severity on QoL in women is lacking. Therefore, we investigated whether increasingly severe degrees of incontinence were linearly correlated with poorer QoL. METHODS: We included 391 incontinent women and 81 continent volunteers in the study and assessed them in accordance with routine clinical practice...
March 31, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Alicia Fairbrother-Crisp, Mina Torres, Carlos Lastra, Farzana Choudhury, Xuejuan Jiang, Bruce Burkemper, Rohit Varma
PURPOSE: To describe the study design, operational and recruitment strategies, procedures, and baseline characteristics of the African American Eye Disease Study (AFEDS), a population-based assement of the prevalence of visual impairment, ocular disease, visual function, and health-related quality of life in African Americans. METHODS: This population-based, cross-sectional study included over 6000 African Americans 40 years and older residing in and around Inglewood, California...
March 26, 2018: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Benedikt Habermeyer, Stefan Kaiser, Wolfram Kawohl, Erich Seifritz
OBJECTIVE: According to recent recommendations the Mini-ICF Rating for Limitations of Activities and Participation in Psychological Disorders (Mini-ICF-APP) should be used in the assessment of incapacity to work. However evidence from empirical research in the field is missing. METHODS: The application of the Mini-ICF-APP in the psychiatric assessment of 121 cases was analysed. RESULTS: A significant correlation between capacity to work and the duration of sick-leave with the Mini-ICF-APP sum-score was confirmed...
August 30, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
Jose Maria Cancela, Irimia Mollinedo Cardalda, Carlos Ayán, Iris Machado de Oliveira
This pilot study aimed at assessing the feasibility and efficacy of a Mat Pilates program in people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease (PD). The participants carried out a Mat Pilates program twice a week for 12 weeks. The Senior Fitness Test battery and the 39-item PD Questionnaire were used to assess the effects of the program on the participants' fitness level and quality of life. A total of 16 patients with mild-to-moderate PD volunteered for and finished the study. The Mat Pilates program proved to be feasible...
April 2018: Rejuvenation Research
O Míka, J Kožnarová, P Sak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the presented study was to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound staging of early stage endometrial cancer depending on grading, evaluation of ultrasound examination accuracy growing overtime with gained experience of examiners and comparison of subjective versus objective modalities of deep myometrial invasion assessment in the file of patients who were referred in The Oncogyneacologic Center, Department of Gyneacology and Obstetrics in České Budějovice. DESIGN: Retrospective study...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
J Geng, C Liu, X C Zhou, J Ma, L Du, J Lu, W N Zhou, T T Hu, L J Lyu, A H Yin
Objective: To develop a new method based on droplet digital PCR (DD-PCR) for detection and quantification of maternal cell contamination in prenatal diagnosis. Methods: Invasive prenatal samples from 40 couples of β(IVS-Ⅱ-654)/β(N) thalassemia gene carriers who accepted prenatal diagnosis in Affiliated Women and Children's Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University from October 2015 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Specific primers and probes were designed. The concentration gradient were 50%, 25%, 12...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Yusuke Kato, Yoshihisa Shoji, Kiichiro Morita, Masayuki Inoue, Yohei Ishii, Mamoru Sato, Yuuji Yamashita, Junji Okawa, Naohisa Uchimura
BACKGROUND: In recent years, as the prevalence of Alzheimer‧s disease (AD) has increased rapidly, demand has increased for early detection and treatment. Therefore, discovery and treatment intervention at the mild cognitive impairment stage are important. Dysfunction of the working memory is known to be conspicuously present in AD patients or mild cognitive impairment subjects from an early stage. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a method to measure hemoglobin concentration changes during an activation task...
July 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Godfrey Mutashambara Rwegerera
INTRODUCTION: Adherence to diabetes mellitus treatment regimens among Type 2 diabetes patients in Tanzania has not been well documented. This study sought to assess adherence to antidiabetic drugs and associated factors among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who were attending the Diabetic clinic of Muhimbili National hospital between May 2009 and February 2010. Assement of adherence to antidiabetic medications was based on patients' self-reported recall of skipped days without taking medications, over the past one week and three months...
2014: Pan African Medical Journal
Xiao-Lei Xiu, Zhi-Guo Du, Yuan-Lin Zhang, Wei Wang, Guang-Xian Chen, Jian-Yong Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate replantation methods and clinical outcomes of thumb rotation avulsion injury,and to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. METHODS: From Feburary 2009 to March 2012, 21 thumbs suffered from rotation avulsion injuries and replanted by different methods, including 16 males and 5 females with an average age of 32 years old ranging from 16 to 45 years old. Diffierent methods were chosen according to the traumatic condition...
August 2013: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Li-li Lou, Gang Zheng, Hong Lin, Rui Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between the spectrophotometric and visual methods in evaluating the color stability of denture base resin, and determine the threshold color difference of denture base resin in the spectrophotometric method. METHODS: Two kinds of denture base resin were respectively fabricated into 33 specimens whose color differences varied from indistinguishable to obvious. Each of the specimens was assessed respectively by 30 human observers and a SP62 spectrophotometer...
April 2011: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem, Kikue Takebayashi Sassaki, Alessandra Maia de Castro, Leila Maria Cesário Pereira Pinto, Maurício Bergamaschi
In this study, the fluoride concentration and pH of 14 commercial brands of mouthrinses were assessed in order to compare them with the values expressed on the labels and with those established by the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency. Forty-two (42) products were obtained from three places, with different manufacturing batches. The fluoride concentration was determined in diluted solutions, using a combined specific electrode for fluoride ion (9609 BN Orion Research) and ion analyzer (290 A Orion Research)...
December 2003: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
D Godefroy, A Chevrot, G Morvan, B Rousselin, L Sarazin
Plain films of the pelvis remain informative and allow most of the diagnoses. Assesment of the hip joint space, bone and subchondral structures, sacrum as well as sacroiliac joints is made on the AP view. Oblique views are useful. Five different oblique views are described: Lequesne's view, Ducroquet's view, Arcelin's view, medical and urethral views. They particularly allow assement of the acetabulum, the femoral head and neck as well as the femoral superior third. Radiological technique and major indications for these views must be known...
May 2008: Journal de Radiologie
Anna Swierczyńska, Renata Kłusek, Marek Kaciński
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: Epilepsy in the developmental age is connected in some cases with disorders of gross motor dysfunction, but in the others every day motor activity is not disturbed. Although it does not mean that in children with epilepsy there are not diagnosed any different motor disorders. Aim of the study was to determined the differences between epilepsy with and without gross motor function disorders, the appearance of clumsiness in children with partial epilepsy and primary generalised...
2004: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Durdica Babić-Naglić
Since decade ago spondyloarthropathies (SpA) were neglected group of rheumatic disorders because of narrow therapeutic window. Main managing principles are described with emphasis to the assement of disease activity and distribution of pathological changes. Nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs (NSAID) and physical therapy are still cornerstone for axial disease. Sulphasalzine and methotrexate are first choice considering peripheral arthritis. Biologic agents are effective in active vertebral and extravertebral disease...
2004: Reumatizam
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February 1963: Comprehensive Psychiatry
C N Homann, F Quehenberger, K Petrovic, H P Hartung, E Ruzicka, B Homann, K Suppan, K Wenzel, G Ivanic, E Ott
Finger tapping, the most widely used test for evaluating motor dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD), was found to react sensitively to disease specific factors like disease severity and changes in medication. A possible interference caused by disease unrelated demographic factors--age, gender, education and dexterity--however has not yet been studied systematically. Various components of tapping performance of 187 healthy subjects and 200 PD patients were assessed by means of the BRAIN TEST, a digitalized test battery...
August 2003: Journal of Neural Transmission
A A Morais, J E Santos, J Faintuch
Protein-calorie malnutrition is frequently diagnosed in patients with serious digestive conditions displaying obstructive symptoms, notably in esophageal cancer. In the present study a homogeneous group of subjects affected by esophageal cancer and candidates for elective surgery was randomly treated by one of the following oral supplements: arginine (group I), glutamine (group II), or mixed commercial amino acids (Group III-controls). The methods included nutritional measurements (biochemical and anthropometric assement), immunologic survey (skin tests), and general clinical and surgical findings, with emphasis on surgical morbidity...
September 1995: Revista do Hospital Das Clínicas
H G Birkigt, P Heinrich, W Brandstädter, L Fritzsche
The advantages using stromafree hemoglobin solutions and the results of assements are discussed. An own modus to prepare such a solution is mentioned. The influence on oxygen transport and the blood circulation by stroma-free hemoglobin solution is as well described as the toxicity and intravascular persistence.
1980: Zeitschrift Für Experimentelle Chirurgie
W Schüffel, O W Schonecke
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1972: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
O W Schonecke, W Schüffel, N Schäfer, K Winter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1972: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
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