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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749527/relationship-between-alcohol-consumption-whether-linked-to-other-substance-use-or-not-and-antiretroviral-treatment-adherence-in-hiv-patients
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Sara González-Álvarez, Agustín Madoz-Gúrpide, Carlos Parro-Torres, Daniel Hernández-Huerta, Enriqueta Ochoa Mangado
Hazardous alcohol consumption is a common diagnosis among people living with HIV infection. The relationship between alcohol consumption and poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy has been highlighted in different studies, yet few of them performed a parallel analysis of other substance use. In Spain, alcohol consumption is frequently associated with other substance use, mainly cannabis and cocaine. The aim of this study is to assess the influence of hazardous alcohol consumption both combined with other substances (cocaine, heroin, methadone and/or cannabis) or alone on antiretroviral therapy adherence in our social environment...
July 14, 2017: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748108/readyspeech-for-people-with-dysarthria-after-stroke-protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Claire Mitchell, Audrey Bowen, Sarah Tyson, Paul Conroy
BACKGROUND: Dysarthria, a disordered speech production resulting from neuro-muscular impairment, is a common symptom after stroke. It causes significant problems for patients' speech intelligibility, communication, psychological well-being, social engagement and stroke recovery. Rehabilitation for dysarthria is variable in quality, intensity and duration, which may be, in part, due to the lack of good quality evidence. An online therapy programme, ReaDySpeech, has the potential to improve quality, intensity and duration of speech rehabilitation and was considered in a proof-of-concept study to be acceptable to speech and language therapists and patients which warranted further evaluation...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747293/improving-employee-well-being-and-effectiveness-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-web-based-psychological-interventions-delivered-in-the-workplace
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Stephany Carolan, Peter R Harris, Kate Cavanagh
BACKGROUND: Stress, depression, and anxiety among working populations can result in reduced work performance and increased absenteeism. Although there is evidence that these common mental health problems are preventable and treatable in the workplace, uptake of psychological treatments among the working population is low. One way to address this may be the delivery of occupational digital mental health interventions. While there is convincing evidence for delivering digital psychological interventions within a health and community context, there is no systematic review or meta-analysis of these interventions in an occupational setting...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747217/persistence-of-candida-dubliniensis-and-lung-function-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Atqah AbdulWahab, Husam Salah, Prem Chandra, Saad J Taj-Aldeen
OBJECTIVES: Candida dubliniensis is an emerging yeast and demonstrated a high adherence property to cystic fibrosis respiratory tract. Therefore, it is important to determine the persistence of C. dubliniensis and to assess the possible relationship to the body mass index (BMI) and forced expiratory volume in 1st second (FEV1). RESULTS: Candida isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF MS to species level from 40/52 (76.9%) cystic fibrosis patients. C. dubliniensis was the most common organism isolated from 50/77 (65%) lower respiratory specimens of 29 patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746774/knowledge-understanding-and-experiences-of-peritonitis-amongst-patients-and-their-families-undertaking-peritoneal-dialysis-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Jessica Baillie, Paul Gill, Molly Courtenay
AIM: This article is a report of a study protocol designed to examine patients' and families' knowledge and experiences of peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis. BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is a considerable problem for people using peritoneal dialysis, leading to antibiotics, hospitalization and decreased quality of life. For some patients, peritonitis requires changing renal replacement therapy and can be fatal. Peritonitis is distressing and some patients are unfamiliar with the signs and symptoms...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745260/implementation-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Nneka I Nzegwu, Michelle R Rychalsky, Loren A Nallu, Xuemei Song, Yanhong Deng, Amber M Natusch, Robert S Baltimore, George R Paci, Matthew J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE To evaluate antimicrobial utilization and prescription practices in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). DESIGN Quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series study. SETTING A 54-bed, level IV NICU in a regional academic and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS All neonates prescribed antimicrobials from January 1, 2011, to June 30, 2016, were eligible for inclusion. INTERVENTION Implementation of a NICU-specific ASP beginning July 2012...
July 26, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744110/confidence-in-correct-inhaler-technique-and-its-association-with-treatment-adherence-and-health-status-among-us-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Alpesh N Amin, Vaidyanathan Ganapathy, Adam Roughley, Mark Small
BACKGROUND: Improper use of bronchodilators is associated with poor disease control, nonadherence to long-term therapy, and poor clinical outcomes. Our current understanding of factors associated with correct inhaler use and adherence is limited. We measured physician-and patient-reported confidence in device usage and associations with treatment adherence and COPD-related health status. METHODS: This was an analysis of a US observational, point-in-time survey of physicians and patients...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744106/evaluating-patient-preference-and-satisfaction-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-therapy-in-france
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Sylvie Brégigeon-Ronot, Antoine Cheret, André Cabié, Thierry Prazuck, Alain Volny-Anne, Shehzad Ali, Catherine Bottomley, Laurent Finkielsztejn, Caroline Philippe, Jean-Jacques Parienti
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were 1) to elicit relative preferences for attributes of antiretroviral therapies (ART) in people living with HIV (PLWH) and 2) to explore satisfaction and adherence with current ART. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a multicenter cross-sectional study, consecutively enrolling PLWH receiving an ART. The quantitative part estimated the strength of preference for different attributes using an online discrete choice experiment (DCE). DCE data were analyzed using a mixed logit regression model...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743254/association-between-serotonin-transporter-gene-polymorphisms-and-increased-suicidal-risk-among-hiv-positive-patients-in-uganda
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Allan Kalungi, Soraya Seedat, Sian M J Hemmings, Lize van der Merwe, Moses L Joloba, Ann Nanteza, Noeline Nakassujja, Harriet Birabwa, Jennifer Serwanga, Pontiano Kaleebu, Eugene Kinyanda
BACKGROUND: Persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are at an increased risk of suicide. Increased suicidal risk is a predictor of future attempted and completed suicides and has been associated with poor quality of life and poor adherence with antiretroviral therapy. Clinical risk factors have low predictive value for suicide, hence the interest in potential neurobiological correlates and specific heritable markers of suicide vulnerability. The serotonin transporter gene has previously been implicated in the aetiology of increased suicidal risk in non-HIV infected study populations and its variations may provide a platform for identifying genetic risk for suicidality among PLWHA...
July 25, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742539/translating-evidence-into-practice-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-teamwork-clinical-decision-support-and-behavioral-economic-interventions
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Michael W Sjoding
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although the treatment of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with low tidal volume (LTV) mechanical ventilation improves mortality, it is not consistently administered in clinical practice. This review examines strategies to improve LTV and other evidence-based therapies for patients with ARDS. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite the well established role of LTV in the treatment of ARDS, a recent multinational study suggests it is under-utilized in clinical practice...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742419/insights-into-the-management-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-resource-poor-settings-a-mexican-perspective
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Andrés Gomez-De-León, David Gómez-Almaguer, Guillermo J Ruiz-Delgado, Guillermo J Ruiz-Arguelles
The arrival of targeted therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) was revolutionary. However, due to the high cost of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, access to this highly effective therapy with strict monitoring strategies is limited in low to middle-income countries. In this context, following standard recommendations proposed by experts in developed countries is difficult. Areas covered: This review aims to provide an insight into the management of patients with CML living in a resource-limited setting. It addresses several issues: diagnosis, initial treatment, disease monitoring, and additional treatment alternatives including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741715/first-report-of-carglumic-acid-in-a-patient-with-citrullinemia-type-1-argininosuccinate-synthetase-deficiency
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E Kose, P Kuyum, B Aksoy, J Häberle, N Arslan, Y Ozturk
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Carglumic acid is a structural analogue of human N-acetylglutamate, which has become an alternative therapeutic option for hyperammonaemia in organic acidaemias such as isovaleric acidaemia, methylmalonic acidaemia and propionic acidaemia, and it has been suggested in other urea cycle disorders such as ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency and carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 deficiency. CASE DESCRIPTION: A male newborn was diagnosed with citrullinemia after serum amino acid analyses revealed markedly elevated citrulline concentration together with homozygous p...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741614/diet-and-risk-of-cholecystectomy-a-prospective-study-based-on-the-french-e3n-cohort
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Amélie Barré, Gaëlle Gusto, Claire Cadeau, Franck Carbonnel, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the relationship between diet and cholecystectomy risk, using three approaches, in a large French cohort. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study in French women who completed a food-frequency questionnaire at baseline, we analyzed diet with three approaches: food groups, dietary patterns obtained by factor analysis, and the Mediterranean diet score. The primary outcome was cholecystectomy. We used Cox proportional hazards regression to assess the relationship between diet and cholecystectomy risk, adjusting for the main potential confounders...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741331/alignment-of-adherence-and-risk-for-hiv-acquisition-in-a-demonstration-project-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-hiv-serodiscordant-couples-in-kenya-and-uganda-a-prospective-analysis-of-prevention-effective-adherence
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Jessica E Haberer, Lara Kidoguchi, Renee Heffron, Nelly Mugo, Elizabeth Bukusi, Elly Katabira, Stephen Asiimwe, Katherine K Thomas, Connie Celum, Jared M Baeten
INTRODUCTION: Adherence is essential for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect against HIV acquisition, but PrEP use need not be life-long. PrEP is most efficient when its use is aligned with periods of risk - a concept termed prevention-effective adherence. The objective of this paper is to describe prevention-effective adherence and predictors of adherence within an open-label delivery project of integrated PrEP and antiretroviral therapy (ART) among HIV serodiscordant couples in Kenya and Uganda (the Partners Demonstration Project)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740368/impact-of-adherence-to-biological-agents-on-health-care-resource-utilization-for-patients-over-the-age-of-65-years-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Urja Lathia, Emmanuel M Ewara, Francois Nantel
OBJECTIVE: Poor adherence to therapy increases the patient and societal burden and complexity of chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In the past 15 years, biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have revolutionized the treatment of RA. However, little data are available on the impact of adherence to biologics on health care resources. The objective of the study was to determine the long-term health care resource utilization patterns of RA patients who were adherent to biologic DMARD therapy compared to RA patients who were non-adherent to biologic DMARD therapy in an Ontario population and to determine factors influencing adherence...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740366/the-mediatory-role-of-medication-adherence-in-improving-patients-medication-experience-through-patient-physician-communication-among-older-hypertensive-patients
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Woojung Lee, Youran Noh, Hyeonjin Kang, Song Hee Hong
BACKGROUND: Understanding how patient-physician communication affects patients' medication experience would help hypertensive patients maintain their regular long-term medication therapy. This study aimed to examine whether patient-physician communication (information and interpersonal treatment) affects patients' medication experience directly or indirectly through changing medication adherence for each of the two communication domains. METHODS: A self-administered cross-sectional survey was conducted for older patients who had visited a community senior center as a member...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739114/ethical-and-medical-management-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-brain-stem-death-resulting-in-delivery-of-a-healthy-child-and-organ-donation
#17
A Gopčević, B Rode, M Vučić, A Horvat, M Širanović, Ž Gavranović, V Košec, A Košec
Maternal brain death during pregnancy remains an exceedingly complex situation that requires not only a well-considered medical management plan, but also careful decision-making in a legally and ethically delicate situation. Management of brain dead pregnant patients needs to adhere to special strategies that support the mother in a way that she can deliver a viable and healthy child. Brain death in pregnant women is very rare, with only a few published cases. We present a case of a pregnant woman with previously diagnosed multiple brain cavernomas that led to intracranial hemorrhage and brain stem death during the 21st week of pregnancy...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738377/updated-nasal-surgery-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#18
David M Johnson, Ryan J Soose
Numerous studies report that difficulty breathing through the nose is associated with reduced sleep quality, increased daytime dysfunction, and increased risk of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Additionally, chronic nasal obstruction often complicates and limits successful medical device therapy for OSA, particularly with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). When medical evaluation and management of the nose is inadequate, surgical therapy to lower nasal resistance has been shown to substantially improve sleep and breathing outcome measures...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738372/advances-in-oral-appliances-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#19
Ofer Jacobowitz
Oral appliances that advance the mandible are widely used as alternatives to positive airway pressure (PAP) devices or as primary therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults. Although PAP is more efficacious at lowering the polysomnographic indices of OSA, the clinical effectiveness of PAP and oral appliances is similar, and patients are more likely to adhere to oral appliance therapy than to PAP treatment. Clinical examination is used to determine the candidacy of oral appliances and to select a particular appliance for a given patient...
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738056/advances-in-melanoma-the-rationale-for-the-melanoma-nursing-initiative%C3%A2
#20
Krista M Rubin
This article provides an overview of this supplement, outlining the needs assessment process the Melanoma Nursing Initiative (MNI) used to determine the immunotherapy and targeted therapy topics for discussion as well as the process for developing the consensus statements. The article provides specific discussion of a unique feature of the MNI, the care step pathways (CSPs) for management of adverse events (AEs) associated with melanoma therapies, and looks to the future in terms of the potential benefits of engaging and enabling oncology nurses to adopt a standardized approach to AE management and adherence promotion for melanoma therapies...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
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