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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738257/a-systematic-review-of-the-quality-of-statistical-methods-employed-for-analysing-quality-of-life-data-in-cancer-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Jean-Francois Hamel, Patrick Saulnier, Madeline Pe, Efstathios Zikos, Jammbe Musoro, Corneel Coens, Andrew Bottomley
AIMS: Over the last decades, Health-related Quality of Life (HRQoL) end-points have become an important outcome of the randomised controlled trials (RCTs). HRQoL methodology in RCTs has improved following international consensus recommendations. However, no international recommendations exist concerning the statistical analysis of such data. The aim of our study was to identify and characterise the quality of the statistical methods commonly used for analysing HRQoL data in cancer RCTs...
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723378/dietary-antioxidants-and-longitudinal-changes-in-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-elderly-men-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-study
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Kathleen F Holton, Lynn M Marshall, Jackilen Shannon, Jodi A Lapidus, James M Shikany, Douglas C Bauer, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, J Kellogg Parsons
BACKGROUND: Antioxidants can potentially alter the progression of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) through anti-inflammatory mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: To determine if dietary antioxidants are associated with reduced likelihood of LUTS progression or increased likelihood of LUTS remission in untreated elderly men. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective cohort study of 1670 US men aged 65-100 yr. OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Baseline variables included the American Urological Association Symptom Index, dietary intake assessed via a 69-item Block food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), demographics, lifestyle characteristics, quality of life (SF-12), and medication use...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719901/patient-related-benefits-for-adults-with-cochlear-implantation-a-multicultural-longitudinal-observational-study
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Thomas Lenarz, Lida Muller, Hanna Czerniejewska-Wolska, Hector Vallés Varela, César Orús Dotú, Marcin Durko, Alicia Huarte Irujo, Bartosz Piszczatowski, Marek Zadrożniak, Colin Irwin, Petra L Graham, Josie Wyss
OBJECTIVES: To assess subjectively perceived, real-world benefits longitudinally for unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients in a multinational population treated routinely. To identify possible predictors of self-reported benefits. DESIGN: This was a prospective, multicenter, repeated-measures study. Self-assessment of performance at preimplantation and postimplantation at 1, 2, and 3 years using standardized, validated, local language versions of the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ), and the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) was performed...
July 19, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718938/quality-control-of-ultrasound-for-fetal-biometry-results-from-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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Angelo Cavallaro, Stephen T Ash, Raffaele Napolitano, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Eric O Ohuma, Malid Molloholli, Joyce Sande, Ippokratis Sarris, Christos Ioannou, Tess Norris, Vera Donadono, Maria Carvalho, Manorama Purwar, Fernando C Barros, Yasmin A Jaffer, Enrico Bertino, Ruyan Pang, Michael G Gravett, Laurent J Salomon, Julia Alison Noble, Douglas G Altman, Aris T Papageorghiou
OBJECTIVES: To assess a comprehensive package of ultrasound quality control in a large multicentre study of fetal growth - the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. METHODS: We performed quality control (QC) measures on 20,313 ultrasound scan images taken prospectively from 4,321 fetuses at 14-41 weeks' gestation in eight geographical locations. At the time of each ultrasound examination, three fetal biometric variables were measured in triplicate on separately generated images: head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL)...
July 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716004/concurrent-use-of-alcohol-interactive-medications-and-alcohol-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-of-prevalence-and-associated-adverse-outcomes
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Alice E Holton, Paul Gallagher, Tom Fahey, Gráinne Cousins
BACKGROUND: Older adults are susceptible to adverse effects from the concurrent use of medications and alcohol. The aim of this study was to systematically review the prevalence of concurrent use of alcohol and alcohol-interactive (AI) medicines in older adults and associated adverse outcomes. METHODS: A systematic search was performed using MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase, Scopus and Web of Science (January 1990 to June 2016), and hand searching references of retrieved articles...
July 17, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714793/equivalent-knee-injury-and-osteoarthritis-outcome-scores-12-and-24-months-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-results-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
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Kristian Samuelsson, Robert A Magnussen, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Ferid Krupic, Kurt P Spindler, Christer Johansson, Magnus Forssblad, Jón Karlsson
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) results will be different 1 or 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PURPOSE: To investigate within individual patients enrolled in the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register whether there is equivalence between KOOS at 1 and 2 years after primary ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2013...
July 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709519/racial-discrimination-and-perinatal-sleep-quality
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Brittney Francis, Mark Klebanoff, Reena Oza-Frank
OBJECTIVE: This research examined the association between perceived everyday racial discrimination, as a psychosocial stressor, and perinatal sleep quality. DESIGN: Cross-sectional (N=640) and longitudinal associations (N=133) between everyday experiences of discrimination and sleep quality were examined using a pregnancy and postpartum data registry. PARTICIPANTS: We studied a sample of 640 unique women from the Perinatal Research Repository (PRR), a longitudinal study of mothers, fathers, and babies recruited from Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703038/rehabilitation-interventions-to-modify-endocrine-metabolic-disease-risk-in-individuals-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-living-in-the-community-riisc-a-systematic-review-and-scoping-perspective
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Jenna C Gibbs, Dany H Gagnon, Austin J Bergquist, Jasmine Arel, Tomas Cervinka, Rasha El-Kotob, Désirée B Maltais, Dalton L Wolfe, B Catharine Craven
Context Endocrine-metabolic disease (EMD) risk following spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with significant multi-morbidity (i.e. fracture, diabetes, heart disease), mortality, and economic burden. It is unclear to what extent rehabilitation interventions can modify EMD risk and improve health status in community-dwelling adults with chronic SCI. Objectives To characterize rehabilitation interventions and summarize evidence on their efficacy/effectiveness to modify precursors to EMD risk in community-dwelling adults with chronic SCI...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700491/long-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-intestinal-neuronal-dysplasia-type-b-protocol-for-an-observational-ambispective-and-comparative-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Pedro Luiz Toledo de Arruda Lourenção, Erika Veruska Paiva Ortolan, Laura Luiza Minelli Rosa, Marcos Curcio Angelini, Simone Antunes Terra, Maria Aparecida Marchesan Rodrigues
Intestinal neuronal dysplasia type B (IND-B) is a pathological entity of the group of gastrointestinal neuromuscular diseases characterized by complex alterations in the enteric nervous system. Patients typically present with intestinal constipation, sometimes complicated by episodes of intestinal obstruction. The 2 therapeutic modalities include conservative clinical treatment and surgical treatment. Nevertheless, the results of the different therapeutic modalities are conflicting, and follow-up studies are scarce and include only a limited number of patients...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698963/change-in-fatty-infiltration-of-lumbar-multifidus-erector-spinae-and-psoas-muscles-in-asymptomatic-adults-of-asian-or-caucasian-ethnicities
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Rebecca J Crawford, James M Elliott, Thomas Volken
PURPOSE: Fatty infiltration (FI) is a feature of degenerating muscle that predominates in the low lumbar spine, associates with pain, and is confounded by age, spinal degeneration, and curvature. We determined rates for decline of lumbar muscle quality according to ethnicity, muscle, and spinal level in asymptomatic subjects. METHODS: Cross-sectional simulation study assessing aggregated data; 650 Asians aged 20-89 years versus 80 Caucasians aged 20-62 years. Change in lumbar multifidus, erector spinae (ES), and psoas fat content were computed using synthetic data and Monte Carlo simulations...
July 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696386/analytic-and-diagnostic-performances-of-human-papillomavirus-e6-e7-mrna-test-on-up-to-11-year-old-liquid-based-cervical-samples-a-biobank-based-longitudinal-study
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Roberta Zappacosta, Francesca Sablone, Lucia Pansa, Davide Buca, Danilo Buca, Sandra Rosini
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) E6/E7 mRNA test demonstrated high specificity in detecting HPV infections, but studies assessing its efficacy in terms of cancer risk stratification are lacking. Follow-up studies are arduous and expensive. Biobank would be the answer to the problem, although data investigating the effects of long-term storage on RNA preservation are still needed. We addressed these issues by retrieving 202 residual liquid-based cervical specimens, collected from 149 women attending cervical cancer screening during the years 2001-2012...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693548/using-a-linked-database-for-epidemiology-across-the-primary-and-secondary-care-divide-acute-kidney-injury
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M Johnson, H Hounkpatin, S Fraser, D Culliford, M Uniacke, P Roderick
BACKGROUND: NHS England has mandated the use in hospital laboratories of an automated early warning algorithm to create a consistent method for the detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). It generates an 'alert' based on changes in serum creatinine level to notify attending clinicians of a possible incident case of the condition, and to provide an assessment of its severity. We aimed to explore the feasibility of secondary data analysis to reproduce the algorithm outside of the hospital laboratory, and to describe the epidemiology of AKI across primary and secondary care within a region...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684197/adjustment-to-hand-injury-cross-sectional-survey-exploring-adjustment-in-relation-to-illness-perceptions-and-coping-strategies
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Catherine Turkington, Martin Dempster, Jennifer Maguire
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive. INTRODUCTION: Hand injuries are highly prevalent, and the impact they have on physical, emotional, and functional adjustment is well recognized. Increasingly, adjustment to health conditions including hand injuries is being understood in terms of psychological variables. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To examine the role of illness beliefs and coping strategies in adjustment to hand injury. Adjustment was considered from a complete perspective including quality of life (QOL) and functional ability as well as mood and trauma symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684072/surgery-first-approach-in-orthognathic-surgery-psychological-and-biological-aspects-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sebastian Zingler, Emad Hakim, Dominic Finke, Monika Brunner, Daniel Saure, Jürgen Hoffmann, Christopher J Lux, Ralf Erber, Robin Seeberger
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this pilot study was to investigate psychological and biological changes after application of a surgery-first orthognathic treatment approach. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 9 patients (6 women and 3 men; mean age 26.7 years) suffering from skeletal Class II and III deformities was conducted. Skeletal changes from pre-to post-treatment were analyzed based on data acquired by use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). Psychological changes were analyzed using the orthognathic quality of life (OQLQ) questionnaire, Sense of Coherence 29-item scale (SOC-29) and longitudinal day-to-day questionnaire...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675390/modifiable-predictors-of-depression-following-childhood-maltreatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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E C Braithwaite, R M O'Connor, M Degli-Esposti, N Luke, L Bowes
Although maltreatment experiences in childhood increase the risk for depression, not all maltreated children become depressed. This review aims to systematically examine the existing literature to identify modifiable factors that increase vulnerability to, or act as a buffer against, depression, and could therefore inform the development of targeted interventions. Thirteen databases (including Medline, PsychINFO, SCOPUS) were searched (between 1984 and 2014) for prospective, longitudinal studies published in English that included at least 300 participants and assessed associations between childhood maltreatment and later depression...
July 4, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673830/motion-preservation-following-total-lumbar-disc-replacement-at-the-lumbosacral-junction-a-prospective-long-term-clinical-and-radiographic-investigation
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Christoph Wuertinger, Raphael Dàgostino Annes, Wolfgang Hitzl, Christoph J Siepe
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Total lumbar disc replacement (TDR) intends to avoid fusion related negative side effects by means of motion preservation. Despite of their widespread use, the adequate quality and quantity of motion as well as the correlation between radiographic data with the patient's clinical symptomatology remains to be established. Long-term data are lacking in particular. PURPOSE: To perform a clinical and radiographic long-term investigation following TDR with special emphasis on motion preservation assessment and to establish any potential correlation with patient reported outcome parameters...
June 30, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673257/experiences-of-end-of-life-amongst-family-carers-of-people-with-advanced-dementia-longitudinal-cohort-study-with-mixed-methods
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Kirsten J Moore, Sarah Davis, Anna Gola, Jane Harrington, Nuriye Kupeli, Victoria Vickerstaff, Michael King, Gerard Leavey, Irwin Nazareth, Louise Jones, Elizabeth L Sampson
BACKGROUND: Many studies have examined the mental health of carers of people with dementia. Few have examined their experiences in the advanced stages of disease and into bereavement. We aimed to understand the experiences of carers during advanced dementia exploring the links between mental health and experiences of end of life care. METHODS: Mixed methods longitudinal cohort study. Thirty-five family carers of people with advanced dementia (6 at home, 29 in care homes) were recruited and assessed monthly for up to nine months or until the person with dementia died, then at two and seven months into bereavement...
July 3, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654986/association-between-initial-use-of-e-cigarettes-and-subsequent-cigarette-smoking-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Samir Soneji, Jessica L Barrington-Trimis, Thomas A Wills, Adam M Leventhal, Jennifer B Unger, Laura A Gibson, JaeWon Yang, Brian A Primack, Judy A Andrews, Richard A Miech, Tory R Spindle, Danielle M Dick, Thomas Eissenberg, Robert C Hornik, Rui Dang, James D Sargent
Importance: The public health implications of e-cigarettes depend, in part, on whether e-cigarette use affects the risk of cigarette smoking. Objective: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies that assessed initial use of e-cigarettes and subsequent cigarette smoking. Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, the 2016 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 22nd Annual Meeting abstracts, the 2016 Society of Behavioral Medicine 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions abstracts, and the 2016 National Institutes of Health Tobacco Regulatory Science Program Conference were searched between February 7 and February 17, 2017...
June 26, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653217/health-related-quality-of-life-as-measured-by-the-eq-5d-in-the-prevention-screening-and-management-of-cervical-disease-a-systematic-review
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A Ó Céilleachair, J F O'Mahony, M O'Connor, J O'Leary, C Normand, C Martin, L Sharp
PURPOSE: Cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) of screening can be highly sensitive to the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) effects of screen tests and subsequent treatment. Accordingly, accurate assessment of HRQoL is essential. We reviewed the literature regarding HRQoL in cervical prevention and management in order to appraise the current evidence regarding this important input to CEA. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, Scopus and EconLit databases for studies that estimated HRQoL in cervical cancer prevention and management published January 1995-December 2015...
June 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651923/randomized-controlled-trials-covering-pharmaceutical-care-and-medicines-management-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Rozina Kousar, Ghulam Murtaza, Saira Azhar, Shujaat Ali Khan, Louise Curley
OBJECTIVE: To review the effects of pharmaceutical care on hospitalizations, mortality and clinical outcomes in patients. METHODS: Systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) databases to identify studies that were published between 2004 and January 2017. Studies included in this review were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that spanned across both community and hospital settings. Using strict inclusion/exclusion criteria studies were included if they reported level 1 or 2 outcomes in the hierarchy of outcome measure i...
June 19, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
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