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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323240/the-impact-of-continuous-use-of-lumbosacral-orthoses-on-trunk-motor-performance-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Hiroshi Takasaki, Takahiro Miki
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is prescribed by general practitioners for the management of low back pain. It may be speculated that continuous use of the LSO for a prolonged period reduces mechanical loading to the trunk muscle in daily living and results in impairments of the trunk muscle. PURPOSE: To investigate whether the trunk motor performances are impaired by continuous use of the lumbosacral orthosis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Systematic review with meta-analysis...
March 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322509/teaching-medical-students-about-cost-effectiveness
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Mark Iscoe, Robert Lord, John Schulz, David Lee, Danelle Cayea, Amit Pahwa
BACKGROUND: Rising and burdensome health care costs have driven interest in the practice of high-value care (HVC) and have inspired calls for increased HVC training across all levels of medical education, including among undergraduate medical students. CONTEXT: Classroom-based HVC curricula targeted to medical students have not been previously described in the medical literature. INNOVATION: We developed and evaluated a workshop comprising a lecture, a small-group exercise and a group discussion to instruct medical students on interpreting cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA), applying CEA to patient care and discussing the cost of care with patients...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301622/expert-consensus-on-cosmetic-outcomes-after-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis
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Brian Berman, Glynis R Ablon, Neal D Bhatia, Roger I Ceilley, David J Goldberg, Mark S Nestor, Susan H Weinkle
<p>Dermatologists treat actinic keratosis (AK) primarily because these lesions have the potential to progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Patients, on the other hand, generally seek treatment to remove the lesions and achieve an improved appearance of their skin following treatment. In selecting a treatment option for AK, dermatologists should consider post-treatment cosmesis, because cosmetic outcomes differ across AK treatments. To obtain expert opinion on the cosmetic sequelae related to chronically photodamaged skin and the treatment of AK, an expert panel meeting among dermatologists was conducted in February 2016...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296510/multidisciplinary-outpatient-treatment-in-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomised-controlled-intervention-study
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Eirik Vikane, Torgeir Hellstrøm, Cecilie Røe, Erik Bautz-Holter, Jörg Aßmus, Jan Sture Skouen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a multidisciplinary outpatient follow-up programme compared to follow-up by a general practitioner for patients being at-risk or sick-listed with persistent post-concussion symptoms two months after a mild traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. PATIENTS: One hundred fifty-one patients, 16-56 years. METHODS: Multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation with individual contacts and a psycho-educational group intervention at two outpatient rehabilitation clinics compared to follow-up by a general practitioner after the multidisciplinary examination...
March 15, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291302/psychosocial-group-interventions-to-improve-psychological-well-being-in-adults-living-with-hiv
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REVIEW
Ingrid van der Heijden, Naeemah Abrahams, David Sinclair
BACKGROUND: Being diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and labelled with a chronic, life-threatening, and often stigmatizing disease, can impact on a person's well-being. Psychosocial group interventions aim to improve life-functioning and coping as individuals adjust to the diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of psychosocial group interventions for improving the psychological well-being of adults living with HIV/AIDS. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases up to 14 March 2016: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) published in the Cochrane Library (Issue 2, 2016), PubMed (MEDLINE) (1996 to 14 March 2016), Embase (1996 to 14 March 2016), and Clinical Trials...
March 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284191/a-feasibility-study-with-process-evaluation-of-a-preschool-intervention-to-improve-child-and-family-lifestyle-behaviours
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Lorraine McSweeney, Vera Araújo-Soares, Tim Rapley, Ashley Adamson
BACKGROUND: Around a fifth of children starting school in England are now overweight/obese. There is a paucity of interventions with the aim of obesity prevention in preschool-age children in the UK. Previous research has demonstrated some positive results in changing specific health behaviours, however, positive trends in overall obesity rates are lacking. Preschool settings may provide valuable opportunities to access children and their families not only for promoting healthy lifestyles, but also to develop and evaluate behaviour-change interventions...
March 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281910/orthodontic-cost-awareness-amongst-orthodontic-trainees-in-a-university-teaching-hospital
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Nicholas Hemmings, Jamie Gwilliam, Gurprit K Bhamrah
INTRODUCTION: After successful completion of orthodontic membership examinations, post-graduate specialty trainees are deemed proficient to work independently in primary care, where some understanding of the costs of providing treatment may be required. Financial management forms part of Module 33 of the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) curriculum for orthodontic training. OBJECTIVES: Establish knowledge levels of the cost of orthodontic items by King's College Hospital (KCH) Orthodontic trainees...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257157/trajectories-of-risky-drinking-around-the-time-of-statutory-retirement-a-longitudinal-latent-class-analysis
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Jaana I Halonen, Sari Stenholm, Anna Pulakka, Ichiro Kawachi, Ville Aalto, Jaana Pentti, Tea Lallukka, Marianna Virtanen, Jussi Vahtera, Mika Kivimäki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Life transitions such as retirement may influence alcohol consumption, but only a few studies have described this using longitudinal data. We identified patterns and predictors of risky drinking around the time of retirement. DESIGN: A cohort study assessing trajectories and predictors of risky drinking among employees entering statutory retirement between 2000 and 2011. Setting and Participants 5805 men and women from the Finnish Public Sector study who responded to questions on alcohol consumption one to three times prior to (w-3 , w-2 , w-1 ), and one to three times after (w+1 , w+2 , w+3 ) retirement...
March 3, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245658/community-based-asthma-education
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Rohini Rau-Murthy, Leslie Bristol, David Pratt
OBJECTIVES: Objectives: The authors studied the impact a community hospital-based asthma education (AE) program had on asthma understanding, healthcare utilization, and estimated costs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. METHODS: Every self-selected enrollee in Ellis Hospital's AE program from April 1, 2011, to December 31, 2015, was captured using quality assurance data. Significant changes comparing individual progress were evaluated using 2-tailed paired t tests using SPSS software...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243948/gestalt-assessment-of-online-educational-resources-may-not-be-sufficiently-reliable-and-consistent
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Keeth Krishnan, Brent Thoma, N Seth Trueger, Michelle Lin, Teresa M Chan
PURPOSE: Online open educational resources are increasingly used in medical education, particularly blogs and podcasts. However, it is unclear whether these resources can be adequately appraised by end-users. Our goal was to determine whether gestalt-based recommendations are sufficient for emergency medicine trainees and attending physicians to reliably recommend online educational resources to others. METHODS: Raters (33 trainees and 21 attendings in emergency medicine from North America) were asked to rate 40 blog posts according to whether, based on their gestalt, they would recommend the resource to (1) a trainee or (2) an attending physician...
February 27, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243405/exploring-facilitators-of-post-traumatic-growth-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-qualitative-study
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Mohammad Saeed Khanjani, Seyed Jalal Younesi, Hamid Reza Khankeh, Manouchehr Azkhosh
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence regarding people's reactions to life stressors in which people also may show positive experiences following a traumatic event. The aim of the present study was to explain the facilitators of post-traumatic growth based on the experiences of patients with a spinal cord injury. METHODS: This was a qualitative study conducted on 16 Iranian patients with a spinal cord injury using semistructured, in-depth interviews, and content analysis in 2015...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237791/long-term-incidence-of-microvascular-disease-after-bariatric-surgery-or-usual-care-in-patients-with-obesity-stratified-by-baseline-glycaemic-status-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-participants-from-the-swedish-obese-subjects-study
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Lena M S Carlsson, Kajsa Sjöholm, Cecilia Karlsson, Peter Jacobson, Johanna C Andersson-Assarsson, Per-Arne Svensson, Ingrid Larsson, Stephan Hjorth, Martin Neovius, Magdalena Taube, Björn Carlsson, Markku Peltonen
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is associated with remission of diabetes and prevention of diabetic complications in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Long-term effects of bariatric surgery on microvascular complications in patients with prediabetes are unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of bariatric surgery on incidence of microvascular complications in patients with obesity stratified by baseline glycaemic status. METHODS: Patients were recruited to the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study between Sept 1, 1987, and Jan 31, 2001...
February 22, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213595/qualitative-study-of-the-breather-trial-short-cycle-antiretroviral-therapy-is-it-acceptable-to-young-people-living-with-hiv
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Sarah Bernays, Sara Paparini, Janet Seeley, Stella Namukwaya Kihika, Diana Gibb, Tim Rhodes
OBJECTIVES: A qualitative study of the BREATHER (PENTA 16) randomised clinical trial, which compared virological control of Short Cycle Therapy (SCT) (5 days on: 2 days off) with continuous efavirenz (EFV)-based antiretroviral therapy (CT) in children and young people (aged 8-24) living with HIV with viral load <50 c/mL to examine adaptation, acceptability and experience of SCT to inform intervention development. SETTING: Paediatric HIV clinics in the UK (2), Ireland (1), the USA (1) and Uganda (1)...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199070/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-exercise-to-health-education-for-stimulant-use-disorder-results-from-the-ctn-0037-stimulant-reduction-intervention-using-dosed-exercise-stride-study
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Madhukar H Trivedi, Tracy L Greer, Chad D Rethorst, Thomas Carmody, Bruce D Grannemann, Robrina Walker, Diane Warden, Kathy Shores-Wilson, Mark Stoutenberg, Neal Oden, Meredith Silverstein, Candace Hodgkins, Lee Love, Cindy Seamans, Angela Stotts, Trey Causey, Regina P Szucs-Reed, Paul Rinaldi, Hugh Myrick, Michele Straus, David Liu, Robert Lindblad, Timothy Church, Steven N Blair, Edward V Nunes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate exercise as a treatment for stimulant use disorders. METHODS: The STimulant Reduction Intervention using Dosed Exercise (STRIDE) study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in 9 residential addiction treatment programs across the United States from July 2010 to February 2013. Of 497 adults referred to the study, 302 met all eligibility criteria, including DSM-IV criteria for stimulant abuse and/or dependence, and were randomized to either a dosed exercise intervention (Exercise) or a health education intervention (Health Education) control, both augmenting treatment as usual and conducted thrice weekly for 12 weeks...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194081/excessive-sleepiness-sleep-hygiene-and-coping-strategies-among-night-bus-drivers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, Mamta S Chhabria, Aditi Rao
BACKGROUND: Sleep disruption and excessive sleepiness are the known consequences of shift work. The recent spate of night-time road and air accidents, with some being directly attributed to driver sleepiness prompted us to undertake this study. AIMS: To screen for excessive sleepiness, coping practices, and post-shift sleep hygiene in night bus drivers. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective study was carried out on night bus drivers of a public transport organization in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186932/descriptive-analysis-of-a-1-1-physiotherapy-outpatient-intervention-post-primary-lumbar-discectomy-one-arm-of-a-small-scale-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial-across-two-uk-sites
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A Rushton, A Calcutt, N Heneghan, A Heap, L White, M Calvert, P Goodwin
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of high-quality evidence for physiotherapy post lumbar discectomy. Substantial heterogeneity in treatment effects may be explained by variation in quality, administration and components of interventions. An optimised physiotherapy intervention may reduce heterogeneity and improve patient benefit. The objective was to describe, analyse and evaluate an optimised 1:1 physiotherapy outpatient intervention for patients following primary lumbar discectomy, to provide preliminary insights...
November 9, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185201/increased-access-to-professional-interpreters-in-the-hospital-improves-informed-consent-for-patients-with-limited-english-proficiency
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Jonathan S Lee, Eliseo J Pérez-Stable, Steven E Gregorich, Michael H Crawford, Adrienne Green, Jennifer Livaudais-Toman, Leah S Karliner
BACKGROUND: Language barriers disrupt communication and impede informed consent for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) undergoing healthcare procedures. Effective interventions for this disparity remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: Assess the impact of a bedside interpreter phone system intervention on informed consent for patients with LEP and compare outcomes to those of English speakers. DESIGN: Prospective, pre-post intervention implementation study using propensity analysis...
February 9, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162913/coach-led-preventive-training-program-in-youth-soccer-players-improves-movement-technique
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J Luke Pryor, Hayley J Root, Lesley W Vandermark, Riana R Pryor, Jessica C Martinez, Thomas H Trojian, Craig R Denegar, Lindsay J DiStefano
Long-term implementation of preventive training programs (PTP) in youth sport requires coach involvement. However, the optimal training of coaches to effectively implement a PTP remains unknown. It is also unknown if the benefits of PTP can be enhanced with multiple sport seasons of exposure. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of prior PTP exposure on movement technique in youth soccer players after completing a coach-led PTP. DESIGN: Cluster-randomized controlled trial...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160808/moving-social-work-norms-via-theater-for-senior-farmers
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Deborah B Reed, Deborah T Claunch
PROBLEM: Senior farmers have a 2.6-fold risk of fatal injury compared to their younger counterparts. Usual educational interventions have resulted in limited success in reducing injury. METHOD: An innovative strategy, didactic readers theater, was piloted. Farmers' stories provided the foundation for the scripts. The approach incorporated adult learning strategies based on Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior. The intervention was marketed as a "dinner theater" to farm couples...
February 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159352/the-prognostic-effect-of-physical-health-complaints-with-new-cardiac-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-a-myocardial-infarction
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Maria H C T Van Beek, Annelieke M Roest, Klaas J Wardenaar, Anton J L M Van Balkom, Anne E M Speckens, Richard C Oude Voshaar, Marij Zuidersma
BACKGROUND: Self-rated general health has been associated with worse outcome after a myocardial infarction (MI). Previously, however, concurrent depression or anxiety was not taken into account. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of physical health complaints post-MI on cardiac prognosis adjusting for cardiac disease severity, depression, and anxiety. METHODS: The somatic subscale of the Health Complaints Scale was administered to 424 patients with MI at 3 and 12 months post-MI...
November 5, 2016: Psychosomatics
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