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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332145/the-experiences-and-beliefs-of-older-people-in-scottish-very-sheltered-housing-about-using-multi-compartment-compliance-aids
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Derek Stewart, Kathrine Gibson Smith, Joan MacLeod, Alison Strath, Vibhu Paudyal, Katrina Forbes-McKay, Scott Cunningham, Katie MacLure
Background Multi-compartment compliance aids (MCAs) are promoted as a potential solution to medicines non-adherence despite the absence of high quality evidence of effectiveness of MCA use impacting medicines adherence or any clinical outcomes. Furthermore, there is a lack of qualitative research which focuses on the perspectives of older people receiving MCAs. Objectives To describe experiences and beliefs surrounding very sheltered housing (VSH) residents' use of MCAs with emphasis on issues of personalisation, reablement, shared decision-making, independence and support...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331972/cohort-profile-the-comparative-outcomes-and-service-utilization-trends-coast-study-among-people-living-with-and-without-hiv-in-british-columbia-canada
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Oghenowede Eyawo, Mark W Hull, Kate Salters, Hasina Samji, Angela Cescon, Paul Sereda, Viviane D Lima, Bohdan Nosyk, David G T Whitehurst, Scott A Lear, Julio S G Montaner, Robert S Hogg
PURPOSE: The Comparative Outcomes And Service Utilization Trends (COAST) Study in British Columbia (BC), Canada, was designed to evaluate the determinants of health outcomes and health care services use among people living with HIV (PLHIV) as they age in the period following the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). The study also assesses how age-associated comorbidities and health care use among PLHIV may differ from those observed in the general population. PARTICIPANTS: COAST was established through a data linkage between two provincial data sources: The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Drug Treatment Program, which centrally manages cART dispensation across BC and contains prospectively collected data on demographic, immunological, virological, cART use and other clinical information for all known PLHIV in BC; and Population Data BC, a provincial data repository that holds individual event-level, longitudinal data for all 4...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331944/liver-sampling-a-vital-window-into-hbv-pathogenesis-on-the-path-to-functional-cure
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Upkar S Gill, Laura J Pallett, Patrick T F Kennedy, Mala K Maini
In order to optimally refine the multiple emerging drug targets for hepatitis B virus (HBV), it is vital to evaluate virological and immunological changes at the site of infection. Traditionally liver biopsy has been the mainstay of HBV disease assessment, but with the emergence of non-invasive markers of liver fibrosis, there has been a move away from tissue sampling. Here we argue that liver biopsy remains an important tool, not only for the clinical assessment of HBV but also for research progress and evaluation of novel agents...
January 13, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331785/causal-nature-of-neighborhood-deprivation-on-individual-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-or-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-national-swedish-co-relative-control-study-in-men-and-women
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Per-Ola Forsberg, Henrik Ohlsson, Kristina Sundquist
We studied the association between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) or ischemic stroke in the total population and in full- and half-siblings to determine whether these associations are causal or a result from familial confounding. Data were retrieved from nationwide Swedish registers containing individual clinical data linked to neighborhood of residence. After adjustment for individual SES, the association between neighborhood SES and CHD showed no decrease with increasing genetic resemblance, particularly in women...
January 10, 2018: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331746/canadian-neurosurgery-educators-views-on-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-residency-training
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Nardin Samuel, Justine Philteos, Naif M Alotaibi, Christopher Ahuja, Alireza Mansouri, Abhaya V Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increasing prominence of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in treating intracranial and spinal pathologies, there is currently a dearth of exposure to this modality in neurosurgical residency. To address this gap, the aim of this study is to assess neurosurgery educators' views regarding the current state of SRS exposure, and to identify potential approaches to improve residency education in this domain. METHODS: Qualitative thematic analysis and constructivist grounded theory methodology were employed...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
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REVIEW
Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330383/development-of-a-pet-radioligand-for-potassium-channels-to-image-cns-demyelination
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Pedro Brugarolas, Jorge E Sánchez-Rodríguez, Hsiu-Ming Tsai, Falguni Basuli, Shih-Hsun Cheng, Xiang Zhang, Andrew V Caprariello, Jerome J Lacroix, Richard Freifelder, Dhanabalan Murali, Onofre DeJesus, Robert H Miller, Rolf E Swenson, Chin-Tu Chen, Peter Herscovitch, Daniel S Reich, Francisco Bezanilla, Brian Popko
Central nervous system (CNS) demyelination represents the pathological hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS) and contributes to other neurological conditions. Quantitative and specific imaging of demyelination would thus provide critical clinical insight. Here, we investigated the possibility of targeting axonal potassium channels to image demyelination by positron emission tomography (PET). These channels, which normally reside beneath the myelin sheath, become exposed upon demyelination and are the target of the MS drug, 4-aminopyridine (4-AP)...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330297/characterization-and-evidence-of-the-mir-888-cluster-as-a-novel-cancer-network-in-prostate
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Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Garrison Glavich, Mary Pahuski, Aleena M Short, Oliver John Semmes, Lifang Yang, Vitold Galkin, Richard R Drake, Aurora Esquela-Kerscher
Prostate cancer afflicts 1 in 7 men and is the second leading cause of male cancer-related deaths in the United States. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), an extensive class of ~22 nucleotide non-coding RNAs, are often aberrantly expressed in tissues and fluids from prostate cancer patients but the mechanism of how specific miRNAs regulate prostate tumorigenesis and metastasis are poorly understood. Here, miR-888 was identified as a novel prostate factor that promotes proliferation and migration. miR-888 resides within a genomic cluster of 7 miRNA genes (mir-892c, mir-890, mir-888, mir-892a, mir-892b, mir-891b, mir-891a) on human chromosome Xq27...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330245/impact-of-pharmacist-previsit-input-to-providers-on-chronic-opioid-prescribing-safety
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Nicholas Cox, Casey R Tak, Susan E Cochella, Eric Leishman, Karen Gunning
INTRODUCTION: Primary care providers (PCPs) account for half of opioid prescriptions, often feel chronic pain patients are challenging to manage, and there is wide variability in practice patterns. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the impact of a previsit pharmacist review of high-risk patients treated with opioids for chronic pain on compliance to guideline recommendations at a family medicine residency clinic. METHODS: All adult patients with an appointment for chronic pain who were prescribed >50 morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs)/day had charts reviewed by a pharmacist before each appointment; recommendations were sent electronically to the provider before the appointment...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329559/simplification-of-medications-prescribed-to-long-term-care-residents-simpler-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Janet K Sluggett, Esa Y H Chen, Jenni Ilomäki, Megan Corlis, Sarah N Hilmer, Jan Van Emden, Choon Ean Ooi, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Tracy Comans, Michelle Hogan, Tessa Caporale, Susan Edwards, Lyntara Quirke, Allan Patching, J Simon Bell
BACKGROUND: Complex medication regimens are highly prevalent in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Strategies to reduce unnecessary complexity may be valuable because complex medication regimens can be burdensome for residents and are costly in terms of nursing time. The aim of this study is to investigate application of a structured process to simplify medication administration in RACFs. METHODS: SImplification of Medications Prescribed to Long-tErm care Residents (SIMPLER) is a non-blinded, matched-pair, cluster randomised controlled trial of a single multidisciplinary intervention to simplify medication regimens...
January 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327941/infection-is-not-required-for-mucoinflammatory-lung-disease-in-cftr-knockout-ferrets
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Bradley H Rosen, T Idil Apak Evans, Shashanna R Moll, Jaimie S Gray, Bo Liang, Xingshen Sun, Yulong Zhang, Chandler W Jensen-Cody, Anthony M Swatek, Weihong Zhou, Nan He, Pavana G Rotti, Scott R Tyler, Nicholas W Keiser, Preston J Anderson, Leonard Brooks, Yalan Li, R Marshall Pope, Maheen Rajput, Eric A Hoffman, Kai Wang, J Kirk Harris, Kalpaj R Parekh, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, John F Engelhardt
RATIONALE: Classical interpretation of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease pathogenesis suggests that infection initiates disease progression, leading to an exuberant inflammatory response, excessive mucus, and ultimately bronchiectasis. While symptomatic antibiotic treatment controls lung infections early in disease, life-long bacterial residence typically ensues. Processes that control the establishment of persistent bacteria in the CF lung, and the contribution of non-infectious components to disease pathogenesis, are poorly understood...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326514/modified-angle-s-classification-for-primary-dentition
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Kaushik Narendra Chandranee, Narendra Jayantilal Chandranee, Devendra Nagpal, Gagandeep Lamba, Purva Choudhari, Kavita Hotwani
Aim: This study aims to propose a modification of Angle's classification for primary dentition and to assess its applicability in children from Central India, Nagpur. Methods: Modification in Angle's classification has been proposed for application in primary dentition. Small roman numbers i/ii/iii are used for primary dentition notation to represent Angle's Class I/II/III molar relationships as in permanent dentition, respectively. To assess applicability of modified Angle's classification a cross-sectional preschool 2000 children population from central India; 3-6 years of age residing in Nagpur metropolitan city of Maharashtra state were selected randomly as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325993/serum-haptoglobin-in-chinese-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-case-control-study
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Cen-Jing Zhu, Guo-Xin Jiang, Jin-Mei Chen, Zhi-Ming Zhou, Qi Cheng
BACKGROUND: Serum level of Haptoglobin (Hp) maybe associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations between serum Hp and AD, as well as between Hp and MCI. METHODS: Serum levels of Hp were measured and analyzed for 51 patients with AD, 139 patients with MCI and their healthy controls matched with sex and age. All study subjects were from a survey among residents aged 60 years and over in a community located in the southwest suburb of Shanghai...
January 8, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325922/the-cost-effectiveness-of-using-paro-a-therapeutic-robotic-seal-to-reduce-agitation-and-medication-use-in-dementia-findings-from-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Merehau C Mervin, Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Jenny Murfield, Brian Draper, Elizabeth Beattie, David H K Shum, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Lukman Thalib
OBJECTIVES: To examine the within-trial costs and cost-effectiveness of using PARO, compared with a plush toy and usual care, for reducing agitation and medication use in people with dementia in long-term care. DESIGN: An economic evaluation, nested within a cluster-randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Twenty-eight facilities in South-East Queensland, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 415 residents, all aged 60 years or older, with documented diagnoses of dementia...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325763/clinical-experience-with-three-dimensional-printing-techniques-in-orthopedic-trauma
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Ji Wan Kim, Yongkoo Lee, Joonho Seo, Jai Hyung Park, Yong Min Seo, Sung Soo Kim, Hyun Chul Shon
BACKGROUND: To report our experiences with the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in the field of orthopedic trauma. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 24 patients from three university teaching hospitals in whom 3D printing technique was applied: 14 patients with acetabular fractures and 10 patients with clavicular shaft fractures. We summarized our experiences with 3D printed bone models. RESULTS: Three-dimensional printed acetabular models improved understanding of complex acetabular anatomy and fracture pattern to plan the optimal positioning of a reduction clamp and the trajectory of screws...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325531/costs-of-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-residential-aged-care-facilities
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S L Harrison, L Kouladjian O'Donnell, R Milte, S M Dyer, E S Gnanamanickam, C Bradley, E Liu, S N Hilmer, M Crotty
BACKGROUND: The potential harms of some medications may outweigh their potential benefits (inappropriate medication use). Despite recommendations to avoid the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older adults, the prevalence of PIM use is high in different settings including residential aged care. However, it remains unclear what the costs of these medications are in this setting. The main objective of this study was to determine the costs of PIMs in older adults living in residential care...
January 11, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325266/-analysis-of-649-cases-of-stillbirth-in-third-trimester
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M N Hu, Y Zhang, W Zhao
Objective: To analyze the risk factors of stillbirth in third trimester. Methods: Clinical data of 649 cases of stillbirth in third trimester were analyzed retrospectively in 22 hospitals of Haidian district from October 2011 to September 2016, including the incidence, the maternal profile, the perinatal care during pregnancy and the causes of stillbirth. Results: (1) The incidence of stillbirth in third trimester in Haidian district from October 2011 to September 2016 was 0.293%(649/221 845). While the incidence in floating pregnant women (0...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324048/peer-observation-of-rounds-leads-to-collegial-discussion-of-teaching
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J Rush Pierce, Patrick Rendón, Deepti Rao
PROBLEM: Faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine provide most of the clinical teaching for learners at our institution. The majority of these faculty are Assistant Professors with limited formal instruction in clinical teaching. Previous Divisional strategies to improve clinical teaching ability included discussion of effective teaching behaviors, developing written expectations for teaching faculty, and instituting seminars on effective clinical teaching. Heretofore, the Division had not utilized a direct observation exercise...
January 11, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322173/association-of-surgical-practice-patterns-and-clinical-outcomes-with-surgeon-training-in-university-or-nonuniversity-based-residency-program
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Morgan M Sellers, Luke J Keele, Catherine E Sharoky, Christopher Wirtalla, Elizabeth A Bailey, Rachel R Kelz
Importance: Important metrics of residency program success include the clinical outcomes achieved by trainees after transitioning to practice. Previous studies have shown significant differences in reported training experiences of general surgery residents at nonuniversity-based residency (NUBR) and university-based residency (UBR) programs. Objective: To examine the differences in practice patterns and clinical outcomes between surgeons trained in NUBR and those trained in UBR programs...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321518/mediation-analysis-of-alcohol-consumption-dna-methylation-and-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Dongyan Wu, Haitao Yang, Stacey J Winham, Yanina Natanzon, Devin C Koestler, Tiane Luo, Brooke L Fridley, Ellen L Goode, Yanbo Zhang, Yuehua Cui
Epigenetic factors and consumption of alcohol, which suppresses DNA methylation, may influence the development and progression of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, there is a lack of understanding whether these factors interact to affect the EOC risk. In this study, we aimed to gain insight into this relationship by identifying leukocyte-derived DNA methylation markers acting as potential mediators of alcohol-associated EOC. We implemented a causal inference test (CIT) and the VanderWeele and Vansteelandt multiple mediator model to examine CpG sites that mediate the association between alcohol consumption and EOC risk...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
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