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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918409/qualitative-interview-study-of-parents-perspectives-concerns-and-experiences-of-the-management-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-in-primary-care
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Amy Halls, Catherine Van't Hoff, Paul Little, Theo Verheij, Geraldine M Leydon
OBJECTIVE: To explore parents' perspectives, concerns and experiences of the management of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children in primary care. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interview study. SETTING: UK primary care. PARTICIPANTS: 23 parents of children aged 6 months to 10 years presenting with LRTI in primary care. METHOD: Thematic analysis of semistructured interviews (either in person or by telephone) conducted with parents to explore their experiences and views on their children being prescribed antibiotics for LRTI...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918408/effectiveness-cost-utility-and-implementation-of-a-decision-aid-for-patients-with-localised-prostate-cancer-and-their-partners-study-protocol-of-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hoda H M Al-Itejawi, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Peter M van de Ven, Veerle M H Coupé, André N Vis, Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen, Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
INTRODUCTION: Patient decision aids (PDAs) have been developed to help patients make an informed choice for a treatment option. Despite proven benefits, structural implementation falls short of expectations. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-utility of the PDA among newly diagnosed patients with localised prostate cancer and their partners, alongside implementation of the PDA in routine care. METHODS/ANALYSIS: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial will be conducted...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918407/burden-of-non-adherence-to-latent-tuberculosis-infection-drug-therapy-and-the-potential-cost-effectiveness-of-adherence-interventions-in-canada-a-simulation-study
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Anik R Patel, Jonathon R Campbell, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Fawziah Marra, James C Johnston, Kirsten Smillie, Richard T Lester
OBJECTIVE: Pharmaceutical treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) reduces the risk of progression to active tuberculosis (TB); however, poor adherence tempers the protective effect. We aimed to estimate the health burden of non-adherence, the maximum allowable cost of hypothetical new adherence interventions to be cost-effective and the potential value of existing adherence interventions for patients with low-risk LTBI in Canada. DESIGN: A microsimulation model of LTBI progression over 25 years...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917833/values-based-shared-decision-making-in-the-antenatal-period
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REVIEW
Stephanie K Kukora, Renee D Boss
Despite advances in life-saving technology for critically ill neonates, challenges continue to arise for infants delivered with extreme prematurity, congenital anomalies, and genetic conditions that exceed the limits of currently available interventions. In these situations, parents are forced to make cognitively and emotionally difficult decisions, in discussion with a neonatologist, regarding how aggressively to provide supportive measures at the time of delivery and at what point burdens of therapy outweigh benefits...
September 13, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917516/impact-of-frailty-on-outcomes-in-patients%C3%A2-undergoing-percutaneous-mitral%C3%A2-valve-repair
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Clemens Metze, Anna-Sophie Matzik, Maximilian Scherner, Maria Isabel Körber, Guido Michels, Stephan Baldus, Volker Rudolph, Roman Pfister
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of frailty in patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR). BACKGROUND: Frailty is common in elderly patients and those with comorbidities and is associated with adverse prognosis. METHODS: Frailty according to the Fried criteria was assessed in consecutive patients admitted for PMVR. Associations of frailty with 6-week (device success, changes in 6-minute walking distance and Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire and Short Form 36 physical and mental component scores, and improvement ≥1 New York Heart Association functional class) and long-term outcomes during a median follow-up period of 429 days were examined...
September 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917375/total-glucosides-of-paeony-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Jing Luo, Di-Er Jin, Guo-Yan Yang, Ying-Ze Zhang, Jian-Ming Wang, Wei-Ping Kong, Qing-Wen Tao
BACKGROUND: Total glucosides of paeony (TGP) is commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China. However, clinical practice hasn't been well informed by evidence from appropriately conducted systematic reviews. This PRISMA-compliant systematic review aims at examining the effectiveness and safety of TGP for RA. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing TGP with placebo, no treatment, or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for patients with RA were retrieved by searching seven databases...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917364/managing-childhood-and-adolescent-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-with-exercise-a-systematic-review
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Qin Xiang Ng, Collin Yih Xian Ho, Hwei Wuen Chan, Bob Zheng Jie Yong, Wee-Song Yeo
BACKGROUND: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting some 8-10% of children worldwide. Increasing research has shed light on the life course of the disorder, suggesting that majority of children with ADHD will continue to have persistent symptoms into adulthood. The mainstay of ADHD management has been pharmacologic and behavioural/psychological interventions, with little attention paid to exercise as a potential management strategy...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917259/successful-treatment-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-pneumatosis-cystoides-intestinalis-as-a-complication-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report
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Kensuke Nakatani, Takaharu Kato, Shinichiro Okada, Risa Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Nishida, Hiroyasu Komuro, Toshiyuki Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Although gastrointestinal involvement in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis is uncommon, it is associated with mild to severe life-threatening complications. We present a case of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis that was treated successfully with hyperbaric oxygen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old Japanese man with a 3-year history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis consulted our hospital with a complaint of severe back pain...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917205/prenatal-ddt-exposure-and-child-adiposity-at-age-12-the-chamacos-study
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Marcella Warner, Morgan Ye, Kim Harley, Katherine Kogut, Asa Bradman, Brenda Eskenazi
OBJECTIVE: Using data from the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) birth cohort study, we assessed the association of in utero exposure to dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and dichlorodiphenylethylene (DDE) with child adiposity at age 12. METHODS: We included 240 children with o,p'-DDT, p,p'-DDT, and p,p'-DDE concentrations measured in maternal serum collected during pregnancy (ng/g lipid) and complete 12-year follow-up data...
September 12, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917197/adolescent-socioeconomic-status-and-depressive-symptoms-in-later-life-evidence-from-structural-equation-models
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Elizabeth C Pino, Karla Damus, Brian Jack, David Henderson, Snezana Milanovic, Bindu Kalesan
BACKGROUND: The complex association between socioeconomic status (SES) and depressive symptoms is not entirely understood and the existing literature does not address the relationship between early-life SES and later-life depression from a life-course perspective, incorporating mediating events. METHODS: Using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, we employed structural equation modeling to examine how SES measured at age 18 affects depressive symptoms at age 54 directly and through mediating variables college graduation, marriage, and household income level at age 36...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917061/use-of-lipid-emulsion-therapy-in-local-anesthetic-overdose
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Ozgur Karcioglu
The use of intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE) therapy as antidote in systemic toxicity of certain agents has gained widespread support. There are increasing data suggesting use of ILE in reversing from local anesthetic-induced systemic toxicity severe, life-threatening cardiotoxicity, although findings are contradictory. Efficiency of ILE was demonstrated in animal studies in the treatment of severe impairment of cardiac functions, via a mechanism for trapping lipophilic drugs in an expanded plasma lipid compartment ("lipid sink")...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917029/health-related-quality-of-life-and-its-determinants-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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S de Groot, W K Redekop, M M Versteegh, S Sleijfer, E Oosterwijk, L A L M Kiemeney, C A Uyl-de Groot
PURPOSE: Based on improvements of progression-free survival (PFS), new agents for metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have been approved. It is assumed that one of the benefits is a delay in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) deterioration as a result of a delay in progression of disease. However, little data are available supporting this relationship. This study aims to provide insight into the most important determinants of HRQoL (including progression of disease) of patients with mRCC...
September 15, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916998/emergency-neurologic-life-support-meningitis-and-encephalitis
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David F Gaieski, Nicole F O'Brien, Ricardo Hernandez
Bacterial meningitis and viral encephalitis, particularly herpes simplex encephalitis, are severe neurological infections that, if not treated promptly and effectively, lead to poor neurological outcome or death. Because of the value of early recognition and treatment, meningitis and encephalitis was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. This protocol provides a practical approach to recognition and urgent treatment of bacterial meningitis and encephalitis. Appropriate imaging, spinal fluid analysis, and early empiric treatment are discussed...
September 15, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916943/emergency-neurological-life-support-acute-non-traumatic-weakness
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Anna Finley Caulfield, Oliver Flower, Jose A Pineda, Shahana Uddin
Acute non-traumatic weakness may be life-threatening if it involves the respiratory muscles and/or is associated with autonomic dysfunction. Most patients presenting with acute muscle weakness have a worsening neurological disorder that requires a rapid, systematic evaluation and detailed neurological exam to localize the disorder. Urgent laboratory tests and neuroimaging are needed to confirm the diagnosis. Because acute weakness is a common presenting sign of neurological emergencies, it was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol...
September 15, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916771/complete-fusion-of-a-transposon-and-herpesvirus-created-the-teratorn-mobile-element-in-medaka-fish
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Yusuke Inoue, Tomonori Saga, Takumi Aikawa, Masahiko Kumagai, Atsuko Shimada, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Kiyoshi Naruse, Shinichi Morishita, Akihiko Koga, Hiroyuki Takeda
Mobile genetic elements (e.g., transposable elements and viruses) display significant diversity with various life cycles, but how novel elements emerge remains obscure. Here, we report a giant (180-kb long) transposon, Teratorn, originally identified in the genome of medaka, Oryzias latipes. Teratorn belongs to the piggyBac superfamily and retains the transposition activity. Remarkably, Teratorn is largely derived from a herpesvirus of the Alloherpesviridae family that could infect fish and amphibians. Genomic survey of Teratorn-like elements reveals that some of them exist as a fused form between piggyBac transposon and herpesvirus genome in teleosts, implying the generality of transposon-herpesvirus fusion...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916640/clinical-profile-and-consequences-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ethan J Rowin, Anais Hausvater, Mark S Link, Patrick Abt, William Gionfriddo, Wendy Wang, Hassan Rastegar, N A Mark Estes, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
Background -Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), is capable of producing symptoms that impact quality of life and is associated with risk for embolic stroke. However, the influence of AF on clinical course and outcome in HCM remains incompletely resolved. Methods -Records were accessed of 1558 consecutive patients followed at the Tufts Medical Center Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Institute for 4.8 ± 3.4 years, from 2004 to 2014. Results -Of the 1558 HCM patients, 304 (20%) had episodes of AF, of which 226 (74%) were confined to symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF; average 5 ± 5; range 1 to > 20), while 78 (26%) developed permanent AF, preceded by 7 ± 6 PAF episodes...
September 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916478/a-retrospective-study-of-pulseless-electrical-activity-bedside-ultrasound-identifies-interventions-during-resuscitation-associated-with-improved-survival-to-hospital-admission-a-reason-study
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Romolo Gaspari, Anthony Weekes, Srikar Adhikari, Vicki Noble, Jason T Nomura, Daniel Theodoro, Michael Woo, Paul Atkinson, David Blehar, Samuel Brown, Terrell Caffery, Emily Douglass, Jacqueline Fraser, Christine Haines, Samuel Lam, Michael Lanspa, Margaret Lewis, Otto Liebmann, Alexander Limkakeng, Fernando Lopez, Elke Platz, Michelle Mendoza, Hal Minnigan, Christopher Moore, Joseph Novik, Louise Rang, Will Scruggs, Christopher Raio
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine whether organized or disorganized cardiac activity is associated with increased survival in patients who present in pulseless electrical activity (PEA) treated with either 1) standard advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) medications or 2) other interventions. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective, multi-center observational study utilizing ultrasound in out-of-hospital or inemergency department PEA arrest...
September 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916477/nse-serum-levels-in-extracorporeal-life-support-patients-relevance-for-neurological-outcome
#19
Bernhard Floerchinger, Alois Philipp, Daniele Camboni, Maik Foltan, Dirk Lunz, Matthias Lubnow, York Zausig, Christof Schmid
BACKGROUND: Good neurological outcome is a major determinant after cardiac resuscitation. Extracorporeal life support may rapidly stabilize the patient, but cerebral ischemia remains a frequent complication relevant for further therapy. The aim of this study was to prove the value of NSE to indicate cerebral injury in patients with extracorporeal support after CPR. METHODS: 159 patients with CPR were included. NSE 48h peak levels and trends were tested for usability as predictive marker of brain injury, in-hospital mortality and long-term outcome...
September 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916415/home-to-die-from-the-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-descriptive-study-of-the-family-s-experience
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Amy L Hutchinson, Kim A Van Wissen
BACKGROUND: Many people would choose to die at home, and this can be an option for intensive care patients. However, there is limited exploration of the impact on the family. AIM: To gain insight into family members' experiences when an adult intensive care unit patient is taken home to die. METHODS: Methodology is qualitative description, utilising purposeful sampling, unstructured interviews and thematic analysis. Four participants, from two different families were interviewed...
September 12, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
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