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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041020/-pilot-study-on-the-effects-and-benefits-of-autologous-fat-grafting-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-cmc-1-joint-compared-to-intraarticular-cortisone-injection-results-after-3-months
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Elisabeth Maria Haas, Elias Volkmer, Riccardo E Giunta
Background/Aim Preliminary data suggest that an intraarticular autologous fat transplant may be useful in osteoarthritis (OA) of the CMC-1 joint. This prospective, non-randomised pilot study investigates this new method with a view to clinical outcomes compared with intraarticular corticosteroid injection. Patients and Methods 17 women and 7 men with an average age of 63.3 (47-75) years with symptomatic OA were included in the study. In 12 patients, a radiologically guided injection of 1-1.5 ml of adipose tissue was carried out after transumbilical liposuction of 10 ml of abdominal fat...
October 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040510/genomic-fragmentation-and-extrachromosomal-telomeric-repeats-impact-assessment-of-telomere-length-in-human-spermatozoa-quantitative-experiments-and-systematic-review
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P Kurjanowicz, S Moskovtsev, C Librach
STUDY QUESTION: Can differences in DNA isolation alter assessment of sperm telomere length (spTL) and do they account for conflicting results in the literature on spTL and male fertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: DNA isolation methods preferentially include or exclude short, extrachromosomal (EC) telomere-specific sequences that alter spTL measurements, and are responsible for a proportion of the disparity observed between investigations. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The relationship between spTL and male fertility has become an active area of research...
September 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036400/prediction-and-modeling-of-pre-analytical-sampling-errors-as-a-strategy-to-improve-plasma-nmr-metabolomics-data
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Carl Brunius, Anders Pedersen, Daniel Malmodin, B Göran Karlsson, Lars I Andersson, Gunnel Tybring, Rikard Landberg
Motivation: Biobanks are important infrastructures for life science research. Optimal sample handling regarding e.g. collection and processing of biological samples is highly complex, with many variables that could alter sample integrity and even more complex when considering multiple study centers or using legacy samples with limited documentation on sample management. Novel means to understand and take into account such variability would enable high-quality research on archived samples...
July 14, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036239/-a-phd-completed-factors-subjectively-and-objectively-influencing-children-s-need-for-orthodontic-treatment-and-their-related-quality-of-life
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L Kragt-de Roos
Oral health can be measured from the perspective of the professional (objectively) and from the perspective of the patient (subjectively). However, objective and subjective oral health do not match well. The focus of this research, then, is the relationship between objective oral health, subjective oral health and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children. These relationships were considered in connection with orthodontic problems. The research was carried out as part of the Generation R Study, a prospective study of the health of 10,000 children in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
October 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035741/association-between-psychological-distress-subjective-cognitive-complaints-and-objective-neuropsychological-functioning-in-brain-tumor-patients
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Aiste Pranckeviciene, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, Arimantas Tamasauskas, Adomas Bunevicius
OBJECTIVES: Psychological distress and cognitive impairment are common complications in patients with brain tumors that are associated with poor quality of life and worse prognosis. This pilot study aimed to evaluate the associations between psychological distress, subjective cognitive complaints and baseline neuropsychological performance of brain tumor patients before neurosurgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-two patients with various brain tumors referred for routine neuropsychological assessment 2-3days before neurosurgery participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035667/why-doctors-consider-leaving-uk-medicine-qualitative-analysis-of-comments-from-questionnaire-surveys-three-years-after-graduation
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Trevor W Lambert, Fay Smith, Michael J Goldacre
Objective To report the reasons why doctors are considering leaving medicine or the UK. Design Questionnaire survey. Setting UK. Participants Questionnaires were sent three years after graduation to all UK medical graduates of 2008 and 2012. Main outcome measures Comments from doctors about their main reasons for considering leaving medicine or the UK (or both). Results The response rate was 46.2% (5291/11,461). Among the 60% of respondents who were not definitely intent on remaining in UK medicine, 50% were considering working in medicine outside the UK and 10% were considering leaving medicine...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034970/oral-health-of-older-residents-in-care-and-community-dwellers-nursing-implications
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J S Choi, Y J Yi, L R Donnelly
BACKGROUND: Poor oral health is associated with a reduced quality of life and serious illnesses. Consequently, nurses need to be more aware of oral health to improve the general health of residents in care. AIM: To evaluate and compare oral health behaviours and levels of salivary haemoglobin and dental biofilm acidogenicity, which can be used to evaluate oral disease activity, between residents and community dwellers in South Korea. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 133 participants: 64 residents and 69 community dwellers...
October 16, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034599/process-and-impact-of-dialectical-behaviour-therapy-a-systematic-review-of-perceptions-of-clients-with-a-diagnosis-of-borderline-personality-disorder
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REVIEW
Hannah Little, Anna Tickle, Roshan das Nair
PURPOSE: To identify, appraise, and synthesize findings from qualitative studies of individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder who have experienced dialectical behaviour therapy, to gain further understanding of their perceptions of the process and impact of therapy. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive systematic search of the literature from several online databases, and appraised them using an adapted version of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme tool...
October 16, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034563/heart-failure-study-of-multipoint-pacing-effects-on-ventriculoarterial-coupling-rationale-and-design-of-the-humvee-trial
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Christina Chrysohoou, Polychronis Dilaveris, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Ioannis Skiadas, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Ioannis Kallikazaros, Dimitrios Tousoulis
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established therapy for symptomatic heart failure (HF). Unfortunately, many recipients remain nonresponders. Studies have revealed the potential role of multipoint pacing (MPP) in improving response and outcomes. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of MPP against those of standard biventricular pacing (BVP) on (i) ventriculoarterial coupling (VAC) and energy efficiency of the failing heart, (ii) diastolic function, (iii) quality of life, and (iv) NT-proBNP levels and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) during a follow-up of 13 months...
October 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034538/association-of-insomnia-severity-with-well-being-quality-of-life-and-health-care-costs-a-cross-sectional-study-in-older-adults-with-chronic-pain-pains65
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E Dragioti, L Bernfort, B Larsson, B Gerdle, L Å Levin
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is one of the most common complaints in chronic pain. This study aimed to evaluate the association of insomnia with well-being, quality of life and health care costs. METHODS: The sample included 2790 older individuals (median age = 76; interquartile range [IQR] = 70-82) with chronic pain. The participants completed a postal survey assessing basic demographic data, pain intensity and frequency, height, weight, comorbidities, general well-being, quality of life and the insomnia severity index (ISI)...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034464/stigma-expressed-emotion-and-quality-of-life-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-dementia
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Amy Weisman de Mamani, Marc J Weintraub, Jessica Maura, Ana Martinez de Andino, Caitlin A Brown
Expressed emotion (EE) is a measure of a caregiver's critical and emotionally overinvolved (EOI; e.g., intrusive, self-sacrificing) attitudes and behaviors toward a person with a mental illness. Mounting evidence indicates that high levels of these critical and EOI attitudes and behaviors (collectively termed high EE) in family members are associated with a poorer course of illness for people with a range of disorders, including dementia (Nomura et al., 2005). However, less is known about factors that might trigger high EE and how high EE might impact dementia caregivers' own mental health...
October 15, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033636/validity-and-reliability-of-the-quality-of-life-in-epilepsy-inventory-qolie-10-for-turkey
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Mukadder Mollaoğlu, Muratcan Mollaoğlu, Zehra Durna
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to test as a shortened form of the health-related quality of life for patients with epilepsy inventory (QOLIE). METHODS: A study of 148 adult epileptic patients admitted to the Neurology Outpatient Clinic at Cumhuriyet University Hospital in Sivas was used to derive a brief screening tool from a longer instrument (QOLIE-31). RESULTS: The 10-item questionnaire (QOLIE-10) contains general and epilepsy-specific dimensions grouped into three domains: Epilepsy Effects (memory, physical effects, and mental effects of medication), Mental Health (energy, depression, overall quality of life), and Role Functioning (seizure worry, work, driving, social limits)...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033560/proactive-palliative-care-for-patients-with-copd-prolong-a-pragmatic-cluster-controlled-trial
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R G Duenk, C Verhagen, E M Bronkhorst, Pjwb van Mierlo, Meac Broeders, S M Collard, Pnr Dekhuijzen, Kcp Vissers, Y Heijdra, Y Engels
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have poor quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of proactive palliative care on the well-being of these patients. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This trial is registered with the Netherlands Trial Register, NTR4037. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A pragmatic cluster controlled trial (quasi-experimental design) was performed with hospitals as cluster (three intervention and three control) and a pretrial assessment was performed...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033552/therapy-preferences-of-patients-with-lung-and-colon-cancer-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Katharina Schmidt, Kathrin Damm, Arndt Vogel, Heiko Golpon, Michael P Manns, Tobias Welte, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
OBJECTIVES: There is increasing interest in studies that examine patient preferences to measure health-related outcomes. Understanding patients' preferences can improve the treatment process and is particularly relevant for oncology. In this study, we aimed to identify the subgroup-specific treatment preferences of German patients with lung cancer (LC) or colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Six discrete choice experiment (DCE) attributes were established on the basis of a systematic literature review and qualitative interviews...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033550/coach-to-cope-feasibility-of-a-life-coaching-program-for-young-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Karin Bæk Knudsen, Tacjana Pressler, Laust Hvas Mortensen, Mary Jarden, Kirsten Arntz Boisen, Marianne Skov, Alexandra L Quittner, Terese Lea Katzenstein
BACKGROUND: Over the last two decades, lifespan has increased significantly for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, several studies have demonstrated that many young adults with CF report mental health problems and poor adherence to their prescribed treatments, challenging their long-term physical health. Treatment guidelines recommend interventions to improve adherence and self-management. The aim of this study was to test the feasibility of a life coaching intervention for young adults with CF...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033267/palliative-care-in-interstitial-lung-disease-living-well
#16
REVIEW
Michael Kreuter, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Anne-Marie Russell, Sabrina Bajwah, Kathleen Lindell, Yochai Adir, Crystal E Brown, Greg Calligaro, Nicola Cassidy, Tamera J Corte, Klaus Geissler, Azza Adel Hassan, Kerri A Johannson, Ronaldo Kairalla, Martin Kolb, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Sylvia Quadrelli, Jeff Swigris, Zarir Udwadia, Athol Wells, Marlies Wijsenbeek
Progressive fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are characterised by major reductions in quality of life and survival and have similarities to certain malignancies. However, palliative care expertise is conspicuously inaccessible to many patients with ILD. Unmet patient and caregiver needs include effective pharmacological and psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life throughout the disease course, sensitive advanced care planning, and timely patient-centred end-of-life care. The incorrect perception that palliative care is synonymous with end-of-life care, with no role earlier in the course of ILD, has created a culture of neglect...
October 12, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033200/validation-of-a-spanish-version-of-the-europrevall-food-allergy-quality-of-life-questionnaire-parental-form
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E Bartoll, M Nieto, B Selva, R Badillo, G Pereira, S Uixera, A Nieto, Á Mazón
BACKGROUND: Food allergy can have a major impact on quality of life of children and their parents. Questionnaires have been developed to measure the impact of this disorder. We aimed to validate the EuroPrevall questionnaire on Food Allergy-Quality of Life Questionnaire, Parent Form (FAQLQ-PF) and the Food Allergy Independent Measure (FAIM), translated into Spanish. METHODS: The internal consistency of the FAQLQ-PF and the FAIM, translated into Spanish (Spain) and completed by the parents of 74 children with IgE-mediated food allergy, were evaluated with Cronbach's alpha...
October 12, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033161/impact-of-a-socio-educational-intervention-to-improve-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-fibromyalgia-a-quasi-experimental-design
#18
Susanna Torres Belmonte, Narly Benachi Sandoval
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a socio-educational intervention to improve the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia. METHOD: Out of 132 eligible candidates, 128 patients participated with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (ACR 1990/2010), over 18 years of age, who did not have cognitive problems or mental disorders in acute phase and lived in the catchment area of the participating CAPs. The patients underwent intervention for 5 weeks to strengthen self-management of pain and improve quality of life...
October 13, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032976/the-application-of-3d-printed-transparent-facemask-for-facial-scar-management-and-its-biomechanical-rationale
#19
Yating Wei, Yan Wang, Ming Zhang, Gang Yan, Shixue Wu, Wenjun Liu, Gang Ji, Cecilia W P Li-Tsang
INTRODUCTION: Deep facial burns leave conspicuous scar to the patients and affect their quality of life. Transparent facemask has been adopted for the prevention and treatment of facial hypertrophic scars for decades. Recently, with the advancement of 3D printing, the transparent facemask could facilitate the fitting of the facial contour. However, the effectiveness of the device and its biomechanical characteristics on pressure management of hypertrophic scar would need more objective evaluation...
October 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032350/identifying-characteristics-of-the-most-severely-impaired-chronic-pain-patients-treated-at-a-specialized-inpatient-pain-clinic
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Eva-Britt Hysing, Lena Smith, Mans Thulin, Rolf Karlsten, Stephen Butler, Torsten Gordh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients suffering from chronic nonmalignant pain constitute a heterogeneous population in terms of clinical presentation and treatment results. Few data are available about what distinguishes different groups in this huge population of patients with chronic persistent pain (CPP). A subgroup that is poorly studied, consists of the most severely impaired chronic pain patients. At the Uppsala University Hospital Pain Clinic, there is a specialized department accepting the most complex patients for rehabilitation...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
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