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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927235/the-effect-of-complex-interventions-on-supporting-self-care-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kwan Ching Wong, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, W F Yeung, Katherine Chang
Background: self-care is critical to enable community-dwelling older adults to live independently. Complex interventions have emerged as a strategy to support self-care, but their effectiveness is unknown. Our objective was to review systematically their effectiveness on both positive (increased scores in self-rated health, Activities of Daily Living, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, quality of life) and negative aspects (increased incidence of falls, fear of falling, hospital and nursing home admission, increased depression score), and to determine which intervention components explain the observed effects...
September 13, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927231/leadership-succession-future-proofing-pipelines
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Saul Taylor, Howard Youngs
The challenges in deaf education illustrate the requirement and importance of leadership in this specialized field. The significant and impending talent depletion unfolding as baby-boomers retire, positions leadership succession planning as a strategic issue. This mixed methods study is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The aim is to understand leadership demographics and assumptions to determine the need for strategic succession planning to identify and address leaky pipelines. The findings from 82% of the deaf education workforce through a questionnaire and interviews with seven senior leaders reveal that senior leaders do not appear aware of four key areas that dissuade and shrink the pool of potential leadership aspirants...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927210/navigation-and-image-injection-for-control-of-bone-removal-and-osteotomy-planes-in-spine-surgery
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Michael Kosterhon, Angelika Gutenberg, Sven Rainer Kantelhardt, Elefterios Archavlis, Alf Giese
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: In contrast to cranial interventions, neuronavigation in spinal surgery is used in few applications, not tapping into its full technological potential. We have developed a method to preoperatively create virtual resection planes and volumes for spinal osteotomies and export 3-D operation plans to a navigation system controlling intraoperative visualization using a surgical microscope's head-up display. The method was developed using a Sawbone ® model of the lumbar spine, demonstrating feasibility with high precision...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927030/implementation-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-target-delineation-of-central-lung-cancer-accompanied-with-atelectasis-in-precision-radiotherapy
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Xinli Zhang, Zheng Fu, Guanzhong Gong, Hong Wei, Jinghao Duan, Zhaoqiu Chen, Xiangming Chen, Ruozheng Wang, Yong Yin
Radiotherapy, particularly the target delineation of cancer based on scanned images, plays a key role in the planning of cancer treatment. Recently, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) has emerged as a prospective superior procedure compared with intensified computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the target delineation of cancer. However, the implication of DW-MRI in lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide, has not been extensively evaluated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926873/-to-enhance-clinical-application-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-elderly-inpatients-with-non-cardiac-surgical-operation
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X M Wang, Y Liu
In this commentary article, we introduce the definition, evaluative contents and methods of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), as well as its successful application in Western countries. CGA is a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of elderly adults to develop plans including overall treatment, nursing, and follow-up to maximize overall health with aging. How to change this situation has become an important challenge due to the significant increase in postoperative complications, mortality, and treatment costs for elderly patients with surgical diseases...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926841/beneficial-combination-of-lacosamide-with-retigabine-in-experimental-animals-an-isobolographic-analysis
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Jarogniew J Luszczki, Mirosław Zagaja, Barbara Miziak, Maria W Kondrat-Wrobel, Katarzyna Zaluska, Paula Wroblewska-Luczka, Piotr Adamczuk, Stanislaw J Czuczwar, Magdalena Florek-Luszczki
BACKGROUND/AIM: To isobolographically determine the types of interactions that occur between retigabine and lacosamide (LCM; two third-generation antiepileptic drugs) with respect to their anticonvulsant activity and acute adverse effects (sedation) in the maximal electroshock-induced seizures (MES) and chimney test (motor performance) in adult male Swiss mice. METHODS: Type I isobolographic analysis for nonparallel dose-response effects for the combination of retigabine with LCM (at the fixed-ratio of 1:1) in both the MES and chimney test in mice was performed...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926750/land-cover-and-air-pollution-are-associated-with-asthma-hospitalisations-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ian Alcock, Mathew White, Mark Cherrie, Benedict Wheeler, Jonathon Taylor, Rachel McInnes, Eveline Otte Im Kampe, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Christophe Sarran, Ireneous Soyiri, Lora Fleming
BACKGROUND: There is increasing policy interest in the potential for vegetation in urban areas to mitigate harmful effects of air pollution on respiratory health. We aimed to quantify relationships between tree and green space density and asthma-related hospitalisations, and explore how these varied with exposure to background air pollution concentrations. METHODS: Population standardised asthma hospitalisation rates (1997-2012) for 26,455 urban residential areas of England were merged with area-level data on vegetation and background air pollutant concentrations...
September 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926733/epidemiology-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-basrah-southern-iraq-a-retrospective-study
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Dhaighum Almahfoodh, Majid Alabbood, Ahmed Alali, Abbas Mansour
AIMS: To investigate the epidemiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Basrah city, Southern Iraq, between 2012 and 2016 among people 0-40year old. METHODS: This was a retrospective data analysis of electronic archives for patients with T1DM registered in Faiha Specialized Diabetes, Endocrine, and Metabolism Center (FDEMC), which is a tertiary referring Center in Basrah. The data include electronic database from August 2008 to February 2016. Incidence and prevalence rates are expressed per 100,000...
September 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926722/innovation-in-care-for-individuals-with-cognitive-impairment-can-reimbursement-policy-spread-best-practices
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Soo Borson, Joshua Chodosh, Cyndy Cordell, Beth Kallmyer, Malaz Boustani, Anna Chodos, Jatin K Dave, Lisa Gwyther, Susan Reed, David B Reuben, Stephen Stabile, Monica Willis-Parker, William Thies
There is now an unprecedented opportunity to improve the care of the over 5 million people who are living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and many more with cognitive impairment due to brain injury, systemic diseases, and other causes. The introduction of a new Medicare care planning benefit-long sought openly by advocacy organizations and clinicians and badly needed by patients and families-could greatly improve health care quality, but only if widely and fully implemented. We describe the components of this new benefit and its promise of better clinical care, as well as its potential to create a new platform for clinical and health outcomes research...
September 16, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926668/examining-life-goals-of-community-dwelling-low-income-older-adults
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Elizabeth P Howard, Kara E Louvar
Self-care and self-management programs are touted as a means to age successfully. Yet, these programs pay little regard to a critical first step-the personal goals of older adults. The capacity to self-identify goals and pursue actions toward goal achievement transcends age. An examination of life goals identified by community-dwelling, low-income older adults indicates that functional performance mechanisms are valued. Maintenance of health and increased physical activity were the two most commonly identified personal goals within a sample of 161 community-dwelling older adults residing in subsidized housing...
September 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926598/-if-he-could-speak-he-would-be-able-to-point-out-who-does-those-things-to-him-experiences-of-violence-and-access-to-child-protection-among-children-with-disabilities-in-uganda-and-malawi
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Lena Morgon Banks, Susan A Kelly, Nambusi Kyegombe, Hannah Kuper, Karen Devries
INTRODUCTION: There is growing evidence that children with disabilities face an increased risk of violence globally. While child protection mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence-including formal government systems and more informal programmes and activities run by local communities or NGOs-are slowly becoming operationalised in low- and- middle-income countries, little is known about whether existing mechanisms are disability-inclusive. The aim of this study is to provide a better understanding of children with disabilities' experiences of violence and their access to available child protection mechanisms in low resource settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926568/changing-hearts-and-minds-results-from-a-multi-country-gender-and-sexual-diversity-training
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Tonia Poteat, Chulwoo Park, Diego Solares, John K Williams, R Cameron Wolf, Noah Metheny, Andrea Vazzano, Juan Dent, Ashley Gibbs, Bareng Aletta Sanny Nonyane, Nora Toiv
Engaging key populations, including gender and sexual minorities, is essential to meeting global targets for reducing new HIV infections and improving the HIV continuum of care. Negative attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities serve as a barrier to political will and effective programming for HIV health services. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), established in 2003, provided Gender and Sexual Diversity Trainings for 2,825 participants including PEPFAR staff and program implementers, U...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926529/first-line-folfiri-and-bevacizumab-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-cancer-prospectively-stratified-according-to-serum-ldh-final-results-of-the-giscad-italian-group-for-the-study-of-digestive-tract-cancers-central-colorectalavastintrialldh-trial
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Riccardo Giampieri, Marco Puzzoni, Bruno Daniele, Daris Ferrari, Sara Lonardi, Alberto Zaniboni, Luigi Cavanna, Gerardo Rosati, Nicoletta Pella, Maria Giulia Zampino, Pietro Sozzi, Domenico Germano, Vittorina Zagonel, Carla Codecà, Michela Libertini, Roberto Labianca, Stefano Cascinu, Mario Scartozzi
BACKGROUND: Previous findings suggested that bevacizumab might be able to improve response rate (RR) in colorectal cancer patients with high lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) basal levels. METHODS: We conducted a phase II trial to prospectively ascertain whether bevacizumab in combination with FOLFIRI could have an improved clinical activity in patients with high LDH serum levels. Primary end point of the study was RR; secondary end points were median overall survival and median progression-free survival (mPFS)...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926506/family-perspectives-on-visiting-the-pediatric-emergency-department-for-migraine-a-qualitative-study
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Serena Laura Orr, Liam OʼSullivan, Roger Zemek, Natalie M Ward, Hugh J McMillan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of families regarding their expectations and experience of visiting the emergency department (ED) for migraine. METHODS: This was a qualitative study involving the families of 25 patients aged 10 to 18 years receiving ED care for acute migraine. Following their visit, independent semistructured telephone interviews were conducted with both the patient and parent or guardian. Questions were designed to explore factors pertaining to the family's perspective regarding their visit to the ED and expectations for the ED visit...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926440/epidural-labor-analgesia-fentanyl-dose-and-breastfeeding-success-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Amy I Lee, Robert J McCarthy, Paloma Toledo, Mary Jane Jones, Nancy White, Cynthia A Wong
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is an important public health concern. High cumulative doses of epidural fentanyl administered for labor analgesia have been reported to be associated with early termination of breastfeeding. We tested the hypothesis that breastfeeding success is adversely influenced by the cumulative epidural fentanyl dose administered for labor analgesia. METHODS: The study was a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of parous women at greater than 38 weeks gestation who planned to breastfeed, had successfully breastfed a prior infant, and who received neuraxial labor analgesia...
October 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926371/residential-agricultural-pesticide-exposures-and-risks-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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Gary M Shaw, Wei Yang, Eric M Roberts, Susan E Kegley, David K Stevenson, Suzan L Carmichael, Paul B English
BACKGROUND: Pesticides exposures are aspects of the human exposome that have not been sufficiently studied for their contribution to risk for preterm birth. We investigated risks of spontaneous preterm birth from potential residential exposures to 543 individual chemicals and 69 physicochemical groupings that were applied in the San Joaquin Valley of California during the study period, 1998-2011. METHODS: The study population was derived from birth certificate data linked with Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development maternal and infant hospital discharge data...
September 18, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926294/predictors-of-death-in-the-hospital-for-patients-with-chronic-serious-illness
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Katy Hicks, Lois Downey, Ruth A Engelberg, James A Fausto, Helene Starks, Ben Dunlap, James Sibley, William Lober, Nita Khandelwal, Elizabeth T Loggers, J Randall Curtis
BACKGROUND: Most people prefer to die at home, yet most do not. Understanding factors associated with terminal hospitalization may inform interventions to improve care. OBJECTIVE: Among patients with chronic illness receiving care in a multihospital healthcare system, we identified the following: (1) predictors of death in any hospital; (2) predictors of death in a hospital outside the system; and (3) trends from 2010 to 2015. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort using death certificates and electronic health records...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926135/a-spatial-approach-to-combatting-wildlife-crime
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Sally C Faulkner, Michael C A Stevens, Stephanie S Romañach, Peter A Lindsey, Steven C Le Comber
Poaching can have devastating impacts on animal and plant numbers, and in many countries has reached crisis levels, with illegal hunters employing increasingly sophisticated techniques. Here, we show how geographic profiling - a mathematical technique originally developed in criminology and recently applied to animal foraging and epidemiology - can be adapted for use in investigations of wildlife crime, using data from an eight-year study in Savé Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe that in total includes more than 10,000 incidents of illegal hunting and the deaths of 6,454 wild animals...
September 19, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926097/learned-lessons-from-patients-who-take-clozapine-a-case-study
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Heeyoung Lee, Britney B Scolieri, Prabir K Mullick
PURPOSE: The purpose of this report is to provide clinical strategies to manage patients with schizophrenia taking clozapine. CONCLUSIONS: Serious side effects and required blood monitoring impede the use of clozapine, despite the benefits of clozapine for managing psychiatric symptoms. Well-managed patients receiving evidence-based interventions exhibit reduced symptoms, improved functioning, and better adherence to treatment. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Preexisting medical conditions should be considered before prescribing clozapine...
September 19, 2017: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926080/polio-n%C3%A3-rmar-sig-utrotning
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Erling Norrby, Ingrid Uhnoo, Mia Brytting, Katherina Zakikhany, Tiia Lepp, Patrick Olin
Polio close to eradication The WHO Global Polio Eradication Initiative has been highly successful. With a dramatic decrease in polio since it started in 1988, the number of globally reported cases reached a record low of 37 in 2016. This article describes the WHO Endgame Strategic Plan including milestones that have been reached and challenges that have to be overcome in order to reach the goal of polio eradication by 2020. Efforts to strengthen immunizations systems and to detect and interrupt polio virus transmission focus on the three remaining endemic countries, namely Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria...
September 19, 2017: Läkartidningen
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