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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445485/validity-and-reliability-of-the-physical-activity-questionnaire-for-children-paq-c-and-adolescents-paq-a-in-individuals-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Christine Voss, Paige H Dean, Ross F Gardner, Stephanie L Duncombe, Kevin C Harris
OBJECTIVE: To assess the criterion validity, internal consistency, reliability and cut-point for the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Children (PAQ-C) and Adolescents (PAQ-A) in children and adolescents with congenital heart disease-a special population at high cardiovascular risk in whom physical activity has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We included 84 participants (13.6±2.9 yrs, 50% female) with simple (37%), moderate (31%), or severe congenital heart disease (27%), as well as cardiac transplant recipients (6%), from BC Children's Hospital, Canada...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445376/defining-temporal-hairline-landmarks
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Purushottam A Nagarkar, Jonathan Cheng
Brow dermoids are benign pediatric neoplasms. Endoscopic resection requires incisions placed within the temporal hairline, which is often difficult to reliably locate in infants. The authors studied adult and pediatric patients to define the location of the hairline in relationship to simple facial landmarks. Adult and pediatric patients who were seen in preoperative consultation for facial surgical procedures were identified and included in the study. Patients with a history of facial trauma, surgery, or congenital anomalies were excluded...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445351/breast-cancer-and-reconstruction-normative-data-for-interpreting-the-breast-q
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Lily R Mundy, Karen Homa, Anne F Klassen, Andrea L Pusic, Carolyn L Kerrigan
BACKGROUND: The BREAST-Q is a patient-reported outcome instrument used to evaluate outcomes in patients undergoing breast cancer surgery and reconstruction. Normative values for the BREAST-Q breast cancer modules have not been established, limiting data interpretation. METHODS: Participants were recruited by means of the Army of Women, an online community of women (with and without breast cancer), to complete Mastectomy, Breast Conserving Therapy, and Reconstruction preoperative BREAST-Q scales...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445269/weekend-versus-weekday-admission-and-short-term-mortality-a-meta-analysis-of-88-cohort-studies-including-56-934-649-participants
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Hiroshi Hoshijima, Risa Takeuchi, Takahiro Mihara, Norifumi Kuratani, Kentaro Mizuta, Zen'ichiro Wajima, Eiji Masaki, Toshiya Shiga
It is widely accepted that higher mortality related to weekend admissions basically exists; however, there has been no systematic exploration of whether weekend admissions are associated with higher risk of death in patients on the basis of certain diagnoses, geographic regions, and study subtypes.A meta-analysis was performed according to the reporting guidelines of the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE Compliant). Literature search was conducted using electronic databases. Primary outcome was short-term (≤30-day) mortality...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445204/pediatric-refractive-surgery
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Erin D Stahl
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Refractive surgery procedures have been performed on children since the early 1980s. This article will review this history as well as current thoughts on treating children with large refractive errors. RECENT FINDINGS: Pediatric refractive surgery has developed slowly as very few children fit the criteria for treatment. For this reason, practice patterns are varied and publications are rare. Publications in recent years have focused on intraocular procedures over laser refractive surgery...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444772/multi-atlas-approach-with-local-registration-goodness-weighting-for-mri-based-electron-density-mapping-of-head-and-neck-anatomy
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Reza Farjam, Neelam Tyagi, Harini Veeraraghavan, Aditya Apte, Kristen Zakian, Margie A Hunt, Joseph O Deasy
PURPOSE: The growing use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a substitute for computed tomography-based treatment planning requires the development of effective algorithms to generate electron density maps for treatment planning and patient setup verification. The purpose of this work was to develop a method to synthesize computerized tomography (CT) for MR-only radiotherapy of head and neck cancer patients. METHODS: The algorithm is based on registration of multiple patient datasets containing both MRI and CT images (a "multi-atlas" algorithm)...
April 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444695/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444184/can-school-based-distribution-be-used-to-maintain-coverage-of-long-lasting-insecticide-treated-bed-nets-evidence-from-a-large-scale-programme-in-southern-tanzania
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Logan Stuck, Angelina Lutambi, Frank Chacky, Paul Schaettle, Karen Kramer, Renata Mandike, Rose Nathan, Joshua Yukich
Many sub-Saharan African countries have achieved substantial gains in insecticide treated bednet coverage since 2005. The Tanzania National Malaria Control Programme identified school-based net distribution as one potential 'keep-up' strategy for the purpose of maintaining long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) coverage after a nationwide mass campaign in 2011. The School Net Programme (SNP) was implemented in three regions of southern Tanzania and distributed one LLIN to each enrolled child attending schools in primary grades (standards) 1, 3, 5 and 7, and secondary grades (forms) 2 and 4 in 2013 and again with slightly modified eligibility criteria in 2014 and 2015...
April 22, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444174/catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-systematic-review
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Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Rui Providência, Konstantinos Bronis, Dirk G Dechering, Neil Srinivasan, Lars Eckardt, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is associated with a poor prognosis. Important features of CS include heart failure, conduction abnormalities, and ventricular arrhythmias. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is often refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) and immunosuppression. Catheter ablation has emerged as a treatment option for recurrent VT. However, data on the efficacy and outcomes of VT ablation in this context are sparse. Methods and results: A systematic search was performed on PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane database (from inception to September 2016) with included studies providing a minimum of information on CS patients undergoing VT ablation: age, gender, VT cycle length, CS diagnosis criteria, and baseline medications...
April 21, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443680/periodic-breathing-during-incremental-exercise
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Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ugo Corrà, Michele Emdin
Periodic breathing during incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing is a regularly recurring waxing and waning of tidal volume due to oscillations in central respiratory drive. Periodic breathing is a sign of respiratory control system instability, which may occur at rest or during exercise. The possible mechanisms responsible of exertional periodic breathing might be related to any instability of the ventilatory regulation caused by: 1) increased circulatory delay (i.e., circulation time from the lung to the brain and chemoreceptors, due to reduced cardiac index leading to delay in information transfer), 2) increase in controller gain (i...
April 26, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443271/refractory-urinary-incontinence-in-girls-the-role-of-the-bladder-neck
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Rafal Chrzan
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in children is between 6 and 9% with urinary incontinence (UI) being one of the most common symptom. VARIOUS ASPECTS OF LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS LUTS: Anatomical anomalies of the urinary tract as well as neurogenic underlying pathology can results in LUTS. Comorbidities and long-term consequences of the LUTD for the female patients as well as genetic issues are also briefly discussed. THE ROLE OF THE BLADDER NECK: Thanks to urodynamics, we have learnt a lot about the lower urinary tract function, but the role of the bladder neck in the pathophysiology of LUTS in children is not clear...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443243/association-between-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-and-thyroid-cancer-in-64-628-patients
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Christina Resende de Paiva, Christian Grønhøj, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: The incidence of thyroid cancer (TC) is increasing although explanatory causes are lacking. A link between cancer and inflammation is well documented but unclear for autoimmune thyroid diseases and TC. We aimed to systematically review the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, and thyroid lymphoma (TL). METHODS: PubMed, OVID Medline, Google Scholar, and the Cochrane Library were searched from 1955 to 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443008/against-strong-ethical-parity-situated-cognition-theses-and-transcranial-brain-stimulation
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Jan-Hendrik Heinrichs
According to a prominent suggestion in the ethics of transcranial neurostimulation the effects of such devices can be treated as ethically on par with established, pre-neurotechnological alterations of the mind. This parity allegedly is supported by situated cognition theories showing how external devices can be part of a cognitive system. This article will evaluate this suggestion. It will reject the claim, that situated cognition theories support ethical parity. It will however point out another reason, why external carriers or modifications of the mental might come to be considered ethically on par with internal carriers...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442803/effects-of-fitness-training-on-physical-fitness-parameters-and-quality-of-life-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-indian-females
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Renuka Patil, Apurv Shimpi, Savita Rairikar, Ashok Shyam, Parag Sancheti
PURPOSE: Highly active antiretroviral therapy has significantly extended survival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. These drugs suppress replication of HIV but at the same time, have many physical and mental side effects which may affect daily activities of the patients. The present study assessed if moderate intensity exercise program helped in enhancing the physical fitness and quality of life (QoL) in HIV positive females which may reduce the comorbidities associated with the disease and medications...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442522/clinical-criteria-correlated-with-the-incidence-of-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Kung Chien-Min, Liu Cheng-Chuan
GOALS: In this study, predictive panels were constructed and validated to recognize an individual with and without nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) based on clinical and biochemical criteria. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty six non-alcoholic adults with no chronic viral hepatitis history were recruited from a medical center in Taiwan in 2013. All subjects were examined for body mass index (BMI), abdominal ultrasonography, blood liver function tests (including alanine aminotransferase [ALT], aspartate aminotransferase [AST], gamma glutamyl transpeptidase [GGT]), blood lipids (total cholesterol [TC] and triglyceride [TG]) and blood glucose (BG) tests...
March 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442215/-neopterin-levels-and-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-in-pediatric-critically-ill-patients
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Raquel Gil-Gómez, Javier Blasco-Alonso, Pilar Sánchez-Yáñez, Vanessa Rosa-Camacho, Guillermo Milano Manso
INTRODUCTION: Neopterin and biopterin are sub-products of redox reactions, which act as cofactors of enzymes responsible for nitric oxide production. The hypothesis is presented that plasma neopterin and biopterin evolve differently during the first days in a critically ill child. METHODS: A single-centre prospective observational study was conducted on patients 7 days to 14 years admitted to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and that met Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria...
April 22, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442156/treatment-decision-making-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review-of-women-s-experiences-and-information-needs
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REVIEW
Claudia Rutherford, Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber, Phyllis Butow, Jenny Liang Wu, Madeleine T King
OBJECTIVE: Decision-making in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is complex due to the heterogeneity of the disease. This study aimed to understand women's experience of making treatment decisions for DCIS, their information and support needs, and factors that influenced decisions. METHODS: We searched six electronic databases, conference proceedings, and key authors. Two reviewers independently applied inclusion and quality criteria, and extracted findings. Thematic analysis was used to combine and summarise findings...
April 15, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441974/evaluating-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-group-psychological-intervention-using-cognitive-behavioural-strategies-for-women-with-common-mental-disorders-in-conflict-affected-rural-pakistan-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anna Chiumento, Syed Usman Hamdani, Muhammad Naseem Khan, Katie Dawson, Richard A Bryant, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Parveen Akhtar, Aqsa Masood, Duolao Wang, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman
BACKGROUND: The impact of humanitarian disasters upon mental health is well recognised. The evidence for psychological interventions for mental health is mounting, but few interventions have been rigorously tested in humanitarian settings. To be sustainable in humanitarian settings interventions need to be short, simple, deliverable by nonspecialists under supervision, and adopt a transdiagnostic approach where an array of mental health outcomes are addressed simultaneously. These elements have been incorporated into the newly developed WHO Problem Management Plus (PM+) Group intervention...
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441914/systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-reproducibility-of-the-interpretation-of-renal-biopsy-in-lupus-nephritis
#19
M Restrepo-Escobar, P A Granda-Carvajal, F Jaimes
Objective Before using a test, it should be determined whether the results are reliable. The reliability of the interpretation of renal biopsy in patients with lupus nephritis has not been clearly elucidated. Our objective was to estimate inter and intra-observer reliability of the histological classification, as well as activity and chronicity indices in renal biopsy of patients with lupus nephritis. Methods We conducted a systematic search of the literature, which included articles in any language, using PubMed, Embase, Cochrane and Lilacs databases...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441906/setting-priorities-for-eu-healthcare-workforce-it-skills-competence-improvement
#20
Sisi Li, Panagiotis D Bamidis, Stathis Th Konstantinidis, Vicente Traver, Josip Car, Nabil Zary
A major challenge for healthcare quality improvement is the lack of IT skills and knowledge of healthcare workforce, as well as their ambivalent attitudes toward IT. This article identifies and prioritizes actions needed to improve the IT skills of healthcare workforce across the EU. A total of 46 experts, representing different fields of expertise in healthcare and geolocations, systematically listed and scored actions that would improve IT skills among healthcare workforce. The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative methodology was used for research priority-setting...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
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