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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822657/a-systematic-review-of-muscle-morphology-and-function-in-intermittent-claudication
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Amy E Harwood, Stephanie King, Joshua Totty, George E Smith, Natalie Vanicek, Ian C Chetter
OBJECTIVE: Intermittent claudication (IC) is frequently associated with deterioration in walking capacity and physical function, and it can often result in an impairment in balance. Whereas supervised exercise is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as the first-line treatment, the mechanism behind walking improvement is poorly understood. The existing literature suggests that there may be some physiologic change to the skeletal muscle contributing to the functional impairment, but these data are conflicting...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821331/nontuberculous-mycobacterium-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-devices
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Keith B Allen, David D Yuh, Suzanne B Schwartz, Richard A Lange, Richard Hopkins, Kelly Bauer, Julia A Marders, Jose Delgado Donayre, Nicole Milligan, Catherine Wentz
BACKGROUND: Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterium infections have occurred following surgical procedures involving extracorporeal circulation; contaminated water from heater-cooler devices (HCDs) has been implicated as the source. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the public health concern and to educate physicians who care for this patient population. METHODS: The Food and Drug Administration Medical Device Reporting (MDR) database was queried for reports received between January 2010 and August 2016 for patient infections and device contaminations associated with the use of HCDs...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820231/interventions-for-treating-persistent-pain-in-survivors-of-torture
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Emma Baird, Amanda C de C Williams, Leslie Hearn, Kirstine Amris
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when they present, and the care available often falls short of their needs. There is a tendency in state and non-governmental organisations' services to focus on mental health, with poor understanding of persistent pain, while survivors may have many other legal, welfare, and social problems that take precedence over health care...
August 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818471/basic-principles-of-test-negative-design-in-evaluating-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness
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Wakaba Fukushima, Yoshio Hirota
Based on the unique characteristics of influenza, the concept of "monitoring" influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) across the seasons using the same observational study design has been developed. In recent years, there has been a growing number of influenza VE reports using the test-negative design, which can minimize both misclassification of diseases and confounding by health care-seeking behavior. Although the test-negative designs offer considerable advantages, there are some concerns that widespread use of the test-negative design without knowledge of the basic principles of epidemiology could produce invalid findings...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818010/translation-and-adaptation-of-a-nursing-swearing-impact-questionnaire-into-chinese
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Yan Sun, Teresa E Stone, Bingxiang Yang, Marcia A Petrini, Margaret McMillan
BACKGROUND: Verbal aggression and swearing are the most frequently encountered violence in the health care industry. Nurses are the most frequent victims. Not known is the incidence and impact of swearing against nurses in China. OBJECTIVES: (a) Develop a Chinese version of the Nursing Swearing Impact Questionnaire; (b) report the preliminary findings from the use of the tool. METHOD: Using a translation-back translation procedure, focus groups and expert review, followed by a survey of 32 participants...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816923/evaluation-of-concurrent-oral-and-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotic-prescribing-at-the-minneapolis-veterans-affairs-health-care-system
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Erica Dimitropoulos, Lisa Drogemuller, Kara Wong
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic polypharmacy is defined as the concomitant prescribing of more than 1 antipsychotic medication for an individual patient. Despite clinical guideline recommendations, long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs) are often used together with oral antipsychotics (OAPs) to treat a variety of psychiatric illnesses. Little research exists to address this form of antipsychotic polypharmacy, and its role in therapy is poorly understood. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the prevalence of this prescribing pattern at our facility, identify provider rationale for polypharmacy, and analyze trends...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816578/cost-analysis-of-telerehabilitation-after-arthroscopic-subacromial-decompression
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Jose Manuel Pastora-Bernal, Rocío Martín-Valero, Francisco Javier Barón-López
Background Subacromial impingement syndrome poses a substantial socioeconomic burden, leading to significant consumption of healthcare. Health systems are calling for greater evidence of economic impacts of particular healthcare services. Telerehabilitation programmes have the potential to reduce costs and improve patient access as an alternative to traditional care. Cost analysis has been traditionally included in study protocols and results, although the reliability and research methodology have frequently been under debate...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815996/age-related-changes-in-childhood-wheezing-characteristics-a-whole-population-study
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Maja Jurca, Anina M Pescatore, Myrofora Goutaki, Ben D Spycher, Caroline S Beardsmore, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Wheezing illnesses are characterized by phenotypic variability, which changes with age, but few studies report on a wide age range of children. We studied how prevalence, severity, and triggers of wheeze vary throughout childhood. METHODS: We analyzed data from a large population-based cohort of children from Leicestershire, UK, who were followed from infancy through late adolescence using postal questionnaires. We used generalized estimating equations to describe age-related changes in prevalence of any wheeze: episodic viral and multiple trigger wheeze; wheeze triggered by exercise, aeroallergens, food/drinks, laughing/crying; and of severe wheeze (frequent attacks, shortness of breath, sleep disturbance, disturbance of daily activities) from age 1-18 years...
August 16, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815799/characterization-of-opioid-use-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Jin Han, Jifang Zhou, Santosh L Saraf, Victor R Gordeuk, Gregory S Calip
PURPOSE: Opioid analgesics are commonly used to treat vaso-occlusive pain episodes in sickle cell disease (SCD), but comprehensive evidence characterizing opioid use in this patient population is limited. Our objective was to characterize opioid use patterns among SCD patients using a large nationwide database. METHODS: A large, US medical claims database was utilized to identify a cohort of 3882 SCD patients, and characteristics of opioid use were analyzed. Clinical variables including age, gender, medication use, health care utilization, and medical history were evaluated for correlations with opioid use...
August 16, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814841/use-of-care-and-the-oral-health-status-of-people-aged-60-years-and-older-in-france-results-from-the-national-health-and-disability-survey
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Gérald Maille, Bérengère Saliba-Serre, Anne-Marie Ferrandez, Michel Ruquet
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to analyze, from the data in a national survey, the use of oral care and the oral health status of patients living at home or in an institution. BACKGROUND: Patients aged 60 years and older have important oral health needs, but their oral management may differ according to their immediate environment. The fact of living at home or in an institution can influence the use of care and alter the patients' perception of their oral health status. METHODS: The data analyzed were taken from a survey on disability and health carried out in 2008-2009, which is representative of the population living in France...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814347/early-troponin-i-in-critical-illness-and-its-association-with-hospital-mortality-a-cohort-study
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Annemarie B Docherty, Malcolm Sim, Joao Oliveira, Michael Adlam, Marlies Ostermann, Timothy S Walsh, John Kinsella, Nazir I Lone
BACKGROUND: Troponin I (TnI) is frequently elevated in critical illness, but its interpretation is unclear. Our primary objectives in this study were to evaluate whether TnI is associated with hospital mortality and if this association persists after adjusting for potential confounders. We also aimed to ascertain whether addition of TnI to the Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) risk prediction model improves its performance in general intensive care unit (ICU) populations...
August 16, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814285/quality-of-midwife-provided-intrapartum-care-in-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia
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Tegbar Yigzaw, Fantu Abebe, Lalem Belay, Yewulsew Assaye, Equlinet Misganaw, Ashebir Kidane, Desalegn Ademie, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg, Young-Mi Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite much progress recently, Ethiopia remains one of the largest contributors to the global burden of maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths. Ethiopia's plan to meet the sustainable development goals for maternal and child health includes unprecedented emphasis on improving quality of care. The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of midwifery care during labor, delivery and immediate postpartum period. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using multiple data collection methods and a 2-stage cluster sampling technique was conducted from January 25 to February 14, 2015 in government health facilities of the Amhara National Regional State of Ethiopia...
August 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814183/diagnoses-and-treatment-of-dental-disorders-in-a-research-colony-of-macaca-fascicularis-a-case-series
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Philippe Roux, Muriel Brecheisen, Rafael de Carvalho, Alessandra Bergadano
During daily routine oral examinations in a research colony of nonhuman primates (NHPs, Macaca fascicularis), a variety of oral-dental lesions were identified. A dental care program was established based on these findings. Based on the presence of dental clinical signs and their severity, 31 animals were triaged to be examined and treated by a veterinarian. Clinical examination consisted of visual inspection using a periodontal probe/explorer and full or partial mouth dental radiographs. Treatment was performed during the same procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810986/cancer-incidence-among-patients-of-the-u-s-veterans-affairs-health-care-system-2010-update
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Leah L Zullig, Kellie J Sims, Rebecca McNeil, Christina D Williams, George L Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Michael J Kelley
INTRODUCTION: Nearly 50,000 incident cancer cases are reported in Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) annually. This article provides an updated report of cancer incidence recorded in VACCR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from VACCR for incident cancers diagnosed in the VA health care system, focusing on 2010 data. Cancer incidence among VA patients is described by anatomical site, sex, race, stage, and geographic location, and was compared to the general U...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810965/the-benefits-and-risks-of-energy-drinks-in-young-adults-and-military-service-members
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Julianne Manchester, Inbal Eshel, Donald W Marion
INTRODUCTION: Energy drinks (EDs) have become an integral part of the young adult, athletic, and military culture. Many athletes are convinced that EDs enhance performance, and service members as well as college students frequently use EDs as stimulants to counter sleep deprivation, or to improve academic performance. However, concerns have been raised by some military leaders about potential adverse effects of EDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A needs assessment survey of a convenience sample of military health care providers was conducted and identified EDs as a top knowledge need for those providers working in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807977/can-secure-patient-provider-messaging-improve-diabetes-care
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Sukyung Chung, Laura Panattoni, Jeffrey Chi, Latha Palaniappan
OBJECTIVE: Internet-based secure messaging between patients and providers through a patient portal is now common in the practice of modern medicine. There is limited evidence on how messaging is associated with use and clinical quality measures among patients with type 2 diabetes. We examine whether messaging with physicians for medical advice is associated with fewer face-to-face visits and better diabetes management. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients with diabetes who were enrolled in an online portal of an outpatient health care organization in 2011-2014 were studied (N = 37,762 patient-years)...
August 14, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807702/factors-associated-with-use-of-u-s-community-based-palliative-care-for-children-with-life-limiting-or-life-threatening-illnesses-and-their-families-an-integrative-review
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Jackelyn Y Boyden, Martha A Q Curley, Janet A Deatrick, Mary Ersek
CONTEXT: As children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses live longer, challenges to meeting their complex health care needs arise in homes and communities, as well as in hospitals. Integrated knowledge regarding community-based pediatric palliative care (CBPPC) is needed to strategically plan for a seamless continuum of care for children and their families. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this integrative review paper is to explore factors that are associated with the use of CBPPC for U...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807661/state-programs-assisting-pharmacy-professionals-with-substance-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Kim Edward Light, Karen Goodner, Victoria A Seaton, Bethany Boyle, Robert Hopkins
OBJECTIVES: To identify which states currently have substance use disorder (SUD) programs to facilitate the return of pharmacy professionals (including technicians, interns, and student pharmacists) to active practice, to identify the operational structures used by the states in providing these services and compare them with those reported previously, and to compile the most current and accurate contact information for each state SUD program. METHODS: Information specific to each state program was identified from Internet resources including state pharmacy associations, licensing boards, and professional associations...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807426/clinical-usefulness-of-catheter-drawn-blood-samples-and-catheter-tip-cultures-for-the-diagnosis-of-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-neonatology-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Janita Ferreira, Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos, Wanessa Trindade Clemente, Roberta Maia de Castro Romanelli
OBJECTIVES: Neonatal sepsis is the most frequent health care-associated infection in neonatal units. This study aimed to analyze articles on the clinical usefulness of catheter-drawn blood samples and catheter tip cultures for the diagnosis of intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in neonates. METHODS: A systematic search was performed for studies published from 1987-2017, without language restriction. Observational studies carried out in neonates with CRBSI diagnosed using catheter-drawn blood samples or catheter tip cultures were included...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806407/low-fermentable-oligosaccharides-disaccharides-monosaccharides-and-polyols-fodmap-diet-improves-symptoms-in-adults-suffering-from-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-compared-to-standard-ibs-diet-a-meta-analysis-of-clinical-studies
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Péter Varjú, Nelli Farkas, Péter Hegyi, András Garami, Imre Szabó, Anita Illés, Margit Solymár, Áron Vincze, Márta Balaskó, Gabriella Pár, Judit Bajor, Ákos Szűcs, Orsolya Huszár, Dániel Pécsi, József Czimmer
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional digestive tract disorders, e.g. functional bloating, carbohydrate maldigestion and intolerances, are very common disorders frequently causing significant symptoms that challenge health care systems. A low Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols (FODMAP) diet is one of the possible therapeutic approaches for decreasing abdominal symptoms and improving quality of life. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to meta-analyze data on the therapeutic effect of a low-FODMAP diet on symptoms of IBS and quality of life and compare its effectiveness to a regular, standard IBS diet with high FODMAP content, using a common scoring system, the IBS Symptom Severity Score (IBS-SSS)...
2017: PloS One
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