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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045949/effectiveness-of-a-home-based-active-video-game-programme-in-young-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Tamara Del Corral, Maria Àngels Cebrià I Iranzo, Ibai López-de-Uralde-Villanueva, Roberto Martínez-Alejos, Isabel Blanco, Jordi Vilaró
BACKGROUND: Exercise-based rehabilitation is already a part of cystic fibrosis (CF) treatment; however, patient adherence is low. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of a home exercise programme using active video games (AVGs) as a training modality for children and adolescents with CF. METHODS: Thirty-nine children with CF were randomised to a control group (CG, n = 20, age 11 ± 6 years; FEV1 86.2 ± 20.5% of predicted) or a training group (AVGG, n = 19, age 13 ± 3 years; FEV1 82...
October 19, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045696/group-visits-for-overdose-education-and-naloxone-distribution-in-primary-care-a-pilot-quality-improvement-initiative
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Juliette F Spelman, Stephanie Peglow, Amy R Schwartz, Lucille Burgo-Black, Katelyn McNamara, William C Becker
Objective: Opioid prescribing for chronic pain significantly contributes to opioid overdose deaths in the United States. Naloxone as a take-home antidote to opioid overdose is underutilized and has not been evaluated in the high-risk chronic pain population. The objective was to increase overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) to high-risk patients on long-term opioid therapy for pain by utilizing group visits in primary care. Design: Quality improvement intervention among two primary care clinics...
October 16, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045609/stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-optimizing-patient-transfers-impacting-medical-quality-and-improving-symptoms-transforming-institutional-care-optimistic-project
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Mary Ersek, Susan E Hickman, Anne C Thomas, Brittany Bernard, Kathleen T Unroe, Suzanne Meeks
Background and Objectives: The need to reduce burdensome and costly hospitalizations of frail nursing home residents is well documented. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project achieved this reduction through a multicomponent collaborative care model. We conducted an implementation-focused project evaluation to describe stakeholders' perspectives on (a) the most and least effective components of the intervention; (b) barriers to implementation; and (c) program features that promoted its adoption...
October 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045254/nutritional-interventions-in-sarcopenia-where-do-we-stand
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Jean Woo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To document recent evidence regarding the role of nutrition as an intervention for sarcopenia. RECENT FINDINGS: A review of seven randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) alone on muscle loss in 147 adults showed greater muscle mass gain in the intervention group, but no benefit in muscle strength and physical performance measures. Three other review articles examined nutrition and exercise as combined intervention, and suggest enhancement of benefits of exercise by nutrition supplements (energy, protein, vitamin D)...
October 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044930/effect-of-incident-nocturnal-home-hemodialysis-versus-incident-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-on-employment-rate-clinical-and-laboratory-outcomes-a-1-year-retrospective-observation-study
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John Wing Li, Joseph Ho Sing Wong, Wai Leung Chak, Ka Foon Chau
INTRODUCTION: While studies demonstrated favorable outcomes of nocturnal home hemodialysis (NHHD), direct comparison on employment rate, clinical and laboratory outcomes between the NHHD and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) had not been previously performed. METHODS: A 1-year retrospective observation study was performed in 20 incidents alternate night NHHD and 81 incident CAPD patients of Chinese ethnicity, who were sex, diabetic status, and Charlson comorbidity index matched, but not age due to our center's age limit for NHHD enrollment...
October 18, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044710/tracking-the-progression-of-osteolytic-and-osteosclerotic-lesions-in-mice-using-serial-in-vivo-micro-ct-applications-to-the-assessment-of-bisphosphonate-treatment-efficacy
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G M Campbell, R J Tower, T Damm, P Kneissl, A Rambow, C Schem, S Tiwari, C C Glüer
The metastasis of tumour cells to bone can lead to osteolytic and osteosclerotic lesions, which cause severe, highly-localized bone destruction and abnormal bone apposition, respectively. Accurate quantification of lesion progression is critical to understand underlying mechanisms and assess treatment efficacy; however, standard structural parameters may be insensitive to local changes. We developed methods to quantify osteolytic and osteosclerotic lesions using micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) within in vivo mouse datasets...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044556/the-social-play-social-skills-and-parent-child-relationships-of-children-with-adhd-12%C3%A2-months-following-a-rct-of-a-play-based-intervention
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Gabrielle Barnes, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan, Anita Bundy, Reinie Cordier
BACKGROUND/AIM: There is an urgent need to investigate the long-term impact of social skill interventions for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Interventions targeting the social skills of children with ADHD have limited short-term effectiveness and rarely investigate the long-term impact. Furthermore, these interventions are most frequently conducted in the clinic setting, without including the child's natural settings and interactants, such as their regular playmates and parents...
October 18, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043569/nutritional-support-and-parenteral-nutrition-in-cancer-patients-an-expert-consensus-report
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J A Virizuela, M Camblor-Álvarez, L M Luengo-Pérez, E Grande, J Álvarez-Hernández, M J Sendrós-Madroño, P Jiménez-Fonseca, M Cervera-Peris, M J Ocón-Bretón
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a frequent medical problem of cancer patients that negatively impacts their quality of life. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of experts in Medical Oncology, Pharmacy, and Nutrition convened to discuss the management of the nutritional support in cancer patients. RESULTS: Of the 18 questions addressed, 9 focused on nutritional support, 5 were related to parenteral nutrition (PN) and 4 about home PN (HPN). The panel of experts recommends using nutritional screening routinely, at diagnosis and throughout the disease course, for detecting the risk of malnutrition and, if it is positive, to perform a complete nutritional assessment, to diagnose malnutrition...
October 17, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042846/developing-a-user-reported-measure-of-care-co-ordination
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Helen Crump, Jenny King, Chris Graham, Ruth Thorlby, Veena Raleigh, Don Redding, Nick Goodwin
INTRODUCTION: Older people with chronic conditions often receive poor care because of the fragmented way in which their services are delivered from multiple sources. Providers have limited tools to directly capture the views of older people about their experiences of care co-ordination. The study aim was to design and test a survey tool to capture the experiences of older people with chronic conditions regarding how well their health and (where applicable) social care was co-ordinated...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042802/utilization-of-fetal-fibronectin-testing-and-pregnancy-outcomes-among-women-with-symptoms-of-preterm-labor
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Sean C Blackwell, Erin M Sullivan, Allison A Petrilla, Xian Shen, Kathleen A Troeger, James D Byrne
OBJECTIVES: To identify pregnant health plan members triaged through the emergency department (ED), including labor and delivery (ELD) units, with symptoms of preterm labor (PTL), and evaluate the use of fetal fibronectin (fFN) testing; and to calculate the rate of hospitalization and timing of delivery in relation to the ED visit. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using Medical Outcomes Research for Effectiveness and Economics Registry(®), a national multipayer claims database...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042758/prescribing-of-psychotropic-medication-for-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-a-general-practitioner-survey
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Justin M Cousins, Luke Re Bereznicki, Nick B Cooling, Gregory M Peterson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing the prescribing of psychotropic medication by general practitioners (GPs) to nursing home residents with dementia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: GPs with experience in nursing homes were recruited through professional body newsletter advertising, while 1,000 randomly selected GPs from southeastern Australia were invited to participate, along with a targeted group of GPs in Tasmania. An anonymous survey was used to collect GPs' opinions...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042266/development-and-validation-of-the-symptom-assessment-to-improve-symptom-control-for-institutionalized-elderly-scale
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Maaike L De Roo, Marc F Tanghe, Nele J Van Den Noortgate, Ruth D Piers
OBJECTIVES: To validate a newly developed multiple symptom self-assessment tool in nursing homes. DESIGN: Thirty prevalent symptoms identified in the literature were classified by a 2-round Delphi procedure to a top 10 of the most relevant, burdensome symptoms. Because no existing symptom scale fully covered this top 10, we developed a new scale, consisting of a horizontal numerical scale for the top 10 symptoms, with the possibility to add and rate 3 other symptoms...
October 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041997/a-web-based-module-and-online-video-for-pain-management-education-for-caregivers-of-children-with-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stevi Golden-Plotnik, Samina Ali, Amy L Drendel, Tammy Wong, Frank Ferlisi, Sydney Todorovich, Kyle Canton, Michael Miller, Julia Younan, Sharlene Elsie, Naveen Poonai
Introduction Over 80% of children experience compromise in functioning following a fracture. Digital media may improve caregiver knowledge of managing fracture pain at home. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether an educational video was superior to an interactive web-based module (WBM) and verbal instructions, the standard of care (SOC). METHODS: This randomized trial included caregivers of children 0-17 years presenting to the emergency department (ED) with non-operative fractures...
October 18, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041972/understanding-the-preference-for-homebirth-an-exploration-of-key-barriers-to-facility-delivery-in-rural-tanzania
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Fabiola Moshi, Tumaini Nyamhanga
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on the effect of expectant parents' socio-cultural perceptions and practices on the use of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) in rural Tanzania. The purpose of this study was to explore the socio-cultural barriers to health facility birth and SBA among parents choosing home birth in rural Tanzania, specifically in the Rukwa Region. METHODS: This study used a descriptive exploratory methodology. Purposive sampling was used to recruit study participants for both in-depth interviews (IDIs) and focused group discussions (FGDs)...
October 17, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041841/effect-of-home-telehealth-care-on-blood-pressure-control-a-public-healthcare-centre-model
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Ju-Fen Lu, Ching-Min Chen, Chien-Yeh Hsu
Objective This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of home telehealth care combined with case management by public health nurses, in improving blood pressure control in patients with hypertension. Methods This cohort study examined the data of patients with hypertension obtained from a telehealth service centre database, between July 2011- June 2012. Eligible patients were adults (≥40 years old) with both prehypertension and hypertension, living alone or in the remote suburbs of metropolitan areas. Demographic data were collected from 12 district public health centre in Taipei, Taiwan...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040665/systematic-classification-of-the-his-me-finger-superfamily
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Jagoda Jablonska, Dorota Matelska, Kamil Steczkiewicz, Krzysztof Ginalski
The His-Me finger endonucleases, also known as HNH or ββα-metal endonucleases, form a large and diverse protein superfamily. The His-Me finger domain can be found in proteins that play an essential role in cells, including genome maintenance, intron homing, host defense and target offense. Its overall structural compactness and non-specificity make it a perfectly-tailored pathogenic module that participates on both sides of inter- and intra-organismal competition. An extremely low sequence similarity across the superfamily makes it difficult to identify and classify new His-Me fingers...
October 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040352/preoperative-respiratory-physiotherapy-in-abdominoplasty-patients
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Maria Amélia Rodrigues, Lydia Masako Ferreira, Eliziane Nitz de Carvalho Calvi, Fábio Xerfan Nahas
Background: After abdominoplasty, patients experience decreased ventilatory function and increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Breathing exercises are used during the pre- and postoperative periods of several abdominal surgeries to prevent or minimize postoperative complications. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of preoperative respiratory physiotherapy on the outcome of abdominoplasty patients. Methods: Thirty-three patients were divided into 2 groups...
June 28, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039300/disaster-preparedness-of-child-care-teachers-a-cross-sectional-study-in-south-korea
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Dongchoon Uhm, Hyang Soon Oh
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify the differences in personal disaster preparedness and disaster risk perception among child care and preschool teachers in South Korea by using demographic characteristics and disaster-related questions. METHODS: A cross-sectional self-reporting questionnaire was administered from February to October 2014. RESULTS: Of all the participants, 68.1% had received disaster preparedness education and training on 2 or more occasions per year; 13...
October 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038670/can-total-body-resistance-measured-using-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-be-the-index-of-dehydration-in-older-japanese-patients
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Miyuki Shimizu, Kensuke Kinoshita, Takami Maeno, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Tetsuhiro Maeno
BACKGROUND: Dehydration in older patients has long been considered a significant health problem because it implies increased morbidity and mortality. However, dehydration is detected by a combination of physical signs and blood tests. For older people dwelling at home and in nursing homes, a simple and non-invasive method for detecting dehydration by caregivers is needed. The total body resistance is measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis and is known as an indicator of dehydration...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038179/effects-of-school-based-intervention-by-emergency-medical-technicians-on-students-and-their-parents-a-community-based-prospective-study-of-the-akashi-project
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Shinya Tomari, Chiaki Yokota, Kunihiro Nishimura, Tenyu Hino, Satoshi Ohyama, Takuro Arimizu, Shinichi Wada, Hideyuki Ohnishi, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu
OBJECTIVE: Stroke lessons for youth provided by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) may be an effective strategy to facilitate early intervention for patients with stroke. The aim of this study was to examine how effective EMT-led lessons on stroke awareness for schoolchildren were at disseminating stroke information. SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND OUTCOME MEASURES: The study was performed in the city of Akashi, Hyogo, Japan (Akashi project). Children (aged 9-10 years old) at 11 public elementary schools and their parents were enrolled in this study...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Open
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