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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818075/perspectives-of-basic-wheelchair-users-on-improving-their-access-to-wheelchair-services-in-kenya-and-philippines-a-qualitative-study
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Emma Williams, Elizabeth Hurwitz, Immaculate Obaga, Brenda Onguti, Adovich Rivera, Tyrone Reden L Sy, R Lee Kirby, Jamie Noon, Deepti Tanuku, Anthony Gichangi, Eva Bazant
BACKGROUND: The United Nations has called for countries to improve access to mobility devices when needed. The World Health Organization has published guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced settings. Yet little is known about the extent to which appropriate wheelchairs are available and provided according to international guidelines. This study's purpose was to describe wheelchair users' experiences receiving services and acquiring wheelchair skills in urban and peri-urban areas of Kenya and the Philippines...
August 17, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814614/role-of-inactivity-in-chronic-diseases-evolutionary-insight-and-pathophysiological-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Frank W Booth, Christian K Roberts, John P Thyfault, Gregory N Ruegsegger, Ryan G Toedebusch
This review proposes that physical inactivity could be considered a behavior selected by evolution for resting, and also selected to be reinforcing in life-threatening situations in which exercise would be dangerous. Underlying the notion are human twin studies and animal selective breeding studies, both of which provide indirect evidence for the existence of genes for physical inactivity. Approximately 86% of the 325 million in the United States (U.S.) population achieve less than the U.S. Government and World Health Organization guidelines for daily physical activity for health...
October 1, 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814513/escape-of-tick-borne-flavivirus-from-2-c-methylated-nucleoside-antivirals-is-mediated-by-a-single-conservative-mutation-in-ns5-that-has-a-dramatic-effect-on-viral-fitness
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Ludek Eyer, Hirofumi Kondo, Darina Zouharova, Minato Hirano, James J Valdés, Memi Muto, Tomas Kastl, Shintaro Kobayashi, Jan Haviernik, Manabu Igarashi, Hiroaki Kariwa, Marketa Vaculovicova, Jiri Cerny, Rene Kizek, Andrea Kröger, Stefan Lienenklaus, Milan Dejmek, Radim Nencka, Martin Palus, Jiri Salat, Erik De Clercq, Kentaro Yoshii, Daniel Ruzek
Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) causes a severe and potentially fatal neuroinfection in humans. Despite its high medical relevance, no specific antiviral therapy is currently available. Here we demonstrate that treatment with a nucleoside analog, 7-deaza-2' -C-methyladenosine (7-deaza-2' -CMA), substantially improved disease outcome, increased survival, and reduced signs of neuroinfection and viral titers in the brains of mice infected with a lethal dose of TBEV. To investigate the mechanism of action of 7-deaza-2' -CMA, two drug-resistant TBEV clones were generated and characterized...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813512/implementation-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-for-patients-at-high-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-rural-china-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiaolin Wei, John D Walley, Zhitong Zhang, Guanyang Zou, Weiwei Gong, Simin Deng, Anthony D Harries, Joseph P Hicks, Marc K C Chong, James N Newell, Jieming Zhong, Min Yu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess whether a standard intervention package of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care was being delivered effectively, and if it was associated with improved lifestyle and biomedical indicators. METHODS: In rural China, we implemented a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial for 12 months, randomized at the township hospital level, and compared with usual care. Intervention case management guideline, training and performance monitoring meeting and patient support activities were designed to fit within the job description of family doctors in the township hospitals and comprised: 1) prescription of a standardised package of medicines targeted at those with hypertension or diabetes; 2) advice about specific lifestyle interventions; and 3) advice about medication adherence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806568/a-simple-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-isavuconazole-and-four-other-antifungal-drugs-in-human-plasma-samples
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Giovanna Fatiguso, Fabio Favata, Ilaria Zedda, Amedeo De Nicolò, Jessica Cusato, Valeria Avataneo, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
Triazoles chanced the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections, but their pharmacokinetic properties are still unclear. In particular, isavuconazole (ISC) is a new broad-spectrum antifungal triazole approved in 2015 as first-line treatment for intravenous and oral use against invasive aspergillosis and for mucormycosis. Nowadays, the optimal management of the treatments with triazoles requires the use of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), in order to prevent sub-therapeutic or toxic concentrations...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806466/medicolegal-death-investigation-of-sudden-unexpected-infant-deaths
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Roger A Mitchell, Constance DiAngelo, Daniel Morgan
This review article describes the role of the medicolegal death investigator and medical examiner or coroner (MEC) in the investigations of a sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) beginning with an introduction into the case types that should be investigated and how infant deaths fit into that legal framework. The article also provides an overview of the history of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SUID investigation guidelines and process. The article concludes with a description of how the MEC correlates the scene investigation with autopsy findings, as well as the role of the MEC in cause of death determinations...
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806233/enhancing-key-competencies-of-health-professionals-in-the-assessment-and-care-of-adults-at-risk-of-suicide-through-education-and-technology
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Kathryn Ryan, Claudia Tindall, Gillian Strudwick
PURPOSE: This article describes efforts undertaken to improve the clinical competencies of health professionals in the area of suicide risk assessment, documentation, and care planning. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT: Best practices that fit the mental health and addictions setting were identified from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Best Practice Guideline on Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour. A variety of methods were used to implement the guidelines at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
September 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804680/treatment-of-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-revised-canadian-consensus-guidelines
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REVIEW
Joseph M Brandwein, Nancy Zhu, Rajat Kumar, Brian Leber, Mitchell Sabloff, Irwindeep Sandhu, Jeannine Kassis, Harold J Olney, Mohamed Elemary, Andre C Schuh
The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in older patients is undergoing rapid changes, with a number of important publications in the past five years. Because of this, a group of Canadian leukemia experts has produced an update to the Canadian Consensus Guidelines that were published in 2013, with several new agents recommended, subject to availability. Recent studies have supported the survival benefit of induction chemotherapy for patients under age 80, except those with major co-morbidities or those with adverse risk cytogenetics who are not candidates for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
2017: American Journal of Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804635/analyzing-cardiovascular-treatment-guidelines-application-to-women-and-minority-populations
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REVIEW
Garth Graham, Yang-Yu Karen Xiao, Terry Taylor, Amber Boehm
Despite nearly 30 years of treatment guidelines for cardiovascular diseases and risk factors and a parallel growth in the understanding of cardiovascular disease disparities by sex and race/ethnicity, such disparities persist. The goals of this review are to consider the possible role of three factors: the one-size-fits-all approach of most treatment guidelines, adoption of guideline-recommended treatments in clinical practice, and patient adherence to recommended practice, especially the relationship between adherence and patient perceptions...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803675/the-yale-fitness-intervention-trial-in-female-cancer-survivors-cardiovascular-and-physiological-outcomes
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M Tish Knobf, Sangchoon Jeon, Barbara Smith, Lyndsay Harris, Siobhan Thompson, Mitchel R Stacy, Karl Insogna, Albert J Sinusas
BACKGROUND: Induced premature menopause and cardio-toxic therapy increase cardiovascular disease risk in female cancer survivors. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of a 12 month aerobic-resistance fitness center intervention to home based physical activity on cardiovascular function and metabolic risk factors. METHODS: Subjects (N = 154) who had completed primary and/or adjuvant chemotherapy (past 3 years) were randomized to a fitness center intervention or a home based group...
August 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802436/quantifying-the-cognitive-cost-of-laparo-endoscopic-single-site-surgeries-gaze-based-indices
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Leandro L Di Stasi, Carolina Díaz-Piedra, Juan Francisco Ruiz-Rabelo, Héctor Rieiro, Jose M Sanchez Carrion, Andrés Catena
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing interest concerning the laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) procedure, LESS presents multiple difficulties and challenges that are likely to increase the surgeon's cognitive cost, in terms of both cognitive load and performance. Nevertheless, there is currently no objective index capable of assessing the surgeon cognitive cost while performing LESS. We assessed if gaze-based indices might offer unique and unbiased measures to quantify LESS complexity and its cognitive cost...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797318/single-laboratory-validation-of-the-neogen-qualitative-lateral-flow-immunoassay-for-the-detection-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-in-mussels-and-oysters
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Alison R Turnbull, Jessica Y C Tan, Sarah C Ugalde, Gustaaf M Hallegraeff, Katrina Campbell, D Tim Harwood, Juan José Dorantes-Aranda
Detection of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) in bivalve shellfish by analytical methods is complicated and costly, requiring specific expertise and equipment. Following extensive blooms of Alexandrium tamarense Group 1 in Tasmania, Australia, an investigation was made into commercially available screening test kits suitable for use with the toxin profiles found in affected bivalves. The qualitative Neogen rapid test kit, with a modified protocol to convert gonyautoxins GTX1&4 and GTX2&3 into neosaxitoxin and saxitoxin (STX), respectively, with higher cross-reactivities, was the best fit-for-purpose...
August 10, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796696/opioid-prescription-and-usage-in-adolescents-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
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Erin A Dautremont, Edward Ebramzadeh, Jennifer J Beck, Richard E Bowen, Sophia N Sangiorgio
BACKGROUND: The proper use of opioid analgesia for postoperative pain management is controversial. While opioids are considered the standard of care for multimodal postoperative pain modulation in the United States, there is a lack of established protocols for prescribing opioids in adolescents undergoing outpatient orthopaedic surgery. The objective of this review was to identify and report on current literature on opioid prescription for pain management in adolescents undergoing all procedures, as well as in adults undergoing outpatient orthopaedic surgery...
August 8, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795008/sports-participation-recommendations-for-patients-with-bleeding-disorders
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REVIEW
Cailly Howell, Katherine Scott, Dilip R Patel
There are several sets of guidelines recommending sports participation for patients with bleeding disorders. Though there is a perceived risk of injury and the associated bleeding complications, several studies have been done in this patient population and have found no increased risk. In addition, there are many other benefits to participation including improvement in physical fitness status, better health outcomes, improvement in quality of life, and the development of increased flexibility, gait coordination, and muscular strength, which may actually reduce the risk of subsequent injury...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794901/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-test-the-efficacy-of-the-sci-get-fit-toolkit-on-leisure-time-physical-activity-behaviour-and-social-cognitive-processes-in-adults-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Kelly P Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Shane N Sweet, Marie-Eve Lamontagne, Kathleen A Martin Ginis, Samantha Jeske, François Routhier, Amy E Latimer-Cheung
STUDY DESIGN: Single blind, two-group randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of the SCI Get Fit Toolkit delivered online on theoretical constructs and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among adults with SCI. SETTING: Ontario and Quebec, Canada. ELIGIBILITY: Inactive, English- and French-speaking Canadian adults with traumatic SCI with Internet access, and no self-reported cognitive or memory impairments...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791424/-to-stent-or-not-to-stent-immediate-emergency-surgery-with-laparoscopic-radical-colectomy-with-cme-and-primary-anastomosis-is-feasible-for-obstructing-left-colon-carcinoma
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Matteo Novello, Anna Larocca, Francesco Ferrara, Gian Andrea Binda, Marco Bassi
Great debate exists in the initial acute management of large bowel obstruction from obstructing left colon carcinoma. While endoscopic stenting is well established as the first approach in the setting of palliative care of patients with advanced metastatic disease as well as a bridge to elective surgery in elderly patients who have an increased risk of postoperative mortality (age >70 years and/or ASA status ≥3), controversies exist regarding oncological safety and long-term outcomes of endoscopic colonic stenting in younger patients and ESGE Guidelines do not recommend SEMS placement in patients <70 and fit for curative surgery...
August 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782977/using-the-comparison-curve-fix-index-ccfi-in-taxometric-analyses-averaging-curves-standard-errors-and-ccfi-profiles
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John Ruscio, Lauren M Carney, Lindsay Dever, Melissa Pliskin, Shirley B Wang
Determining whether a construct is more appropriately conceptualized and assessed in a categorical or a dimensional manner has received considerable research attention in recent years. There are a variety of statistical techniques to address this empirically, and Meehl's (1995) taxometric method has been among the most widely used methods applied to constructs in the areas of personality and psychopathology. In taxometric analysis, the comparison curve fit index (CCFI; Ruscio, Ruscio, & Meron, 2007) is an objective measure of whether parallel analysis of categorical or dimensional comparison data better reproduce empirical data results...
August 7, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777182/driving-safety-and-fitness-to-drive-in-sleep-disorders
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Jon Tippin, Mark Eric Dyken
Driving an automobile while sleepy increases the risk of crash-related injury and death. Neurologists see patients with sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and a wide variety of neurologic disorders. When addressing fitness to drive, the physician must weigh patient and societal health risks and regional legal mandates. The Driver Fitness Medical Guidelines published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) provide assistance to clinicians...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774290/understanding-health-care-provider-barriers-to-hospital-affiliated-medical-fitness-center-facility-referral-a-questionnaire-survey-and-semi-structured-interviews
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Carissa Smock, Sonia Alemagno
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to understand health care provider barriers to referring patients to Medical Fitness Center Facilities within an affiliated teaching hospital system using referral of diabetic services as an example. The aims of this study include: (1) to assess health care providers' awareness and use of facilities, (2) to determine barriers to referring patients to facilities, (3) identify current and needed resources and/or changes to increase referral to facilities...
August 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762600/assessing-the-practice-of-palliative-care-doctors-what-driving-advice-do-they-give-patients-with-advanced-disease
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Nashringi Weir, Amanda Fischer, Phillip Good
BACKGROUND: There is little research and no clear guidelines for clinicians to follow when instructing patients with advanced disease about driving. AIMS: To investigate current practice in providing advice to patients with advanced disease and identify areas of consensus or variation with the Australian driving guidelines. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to Australian members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)...
August 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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