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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203084/use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-auditory-hallucinations-of-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
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Pedro H Pondé, Eduardo P de Sena, Joan A Camprodon, Arão Nogueira de Araújo, Mário F Neto, Melany DiBiasi, Abrahão Fontes Baptista, Lidia Mvr Moura, Camila Cosmo
INTRODUCTION: Auditory hallucinations are defined as experiences of auditory perceptions in the absence of a provoking external stimulus. They are the most prevalent symptoms of schizophrenia with high capacity for chronicity and refractoriness during the course of disease. The transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - a safe, portable, and inexpensive neuromodulation technique - has emerged as a promising treatment for the management of auditory hallucinations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to analyze the level of evidence in the literature available for the use of tDCS as a treatment for auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196551/effects-of-hospital-palliative-care-on-health-length-of-stay-and-in-hospital-mortality-across-intensive-and-non-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-metaanalysis
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Xibei Liu, Yaser Dawod, Alex Wonnaparhown, Amaan Shafi, Loomee Doo, Ji Won Yoo, Eunjeong Ko, Youn Seon Choi
OBJECTIVE: Hospital palliative care has been shown to improve quality of life and optimize hospital utilization for seriously ill patients who need intensive care. The present review examined whether hospital palliative care in intensive care (ICU) and non-ICU settings will influence hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality. METHOD: A systematic search of CINAHL/EBSCO, the Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, MEDLINE/Ovid, PubMed, and the Web of Science through 12 October 2016 identified 16 studies that examined the effects of hospital palliative care and reported on hospital length of stay and in-hospital death...
February 15, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187945/impact-of-ambient-temperature-on-morbidity-and-mortality-an-overview-of-reviews
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Xuping Song, Shigong Wang, Yuling Hu, Man Yue, Tingting Zhang, Yu Liu, Jinhui Tian, Kezheng Shang
The objectives were (i) to conduct an overview of systematic reviews to summarize evidence from and evaluate the methodological quality of systematic reviews assessing the impact of ambient temperature on morbidity and mortality; and (ii) to reanalyse meta-analyses of cold-induced cardiovascular morbidity in different age groups. The registration number is PROSPERO-CRD42016047179. PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and Global Health were systematically searched to identify systematic reviews...
February 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181684/exercise-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-adults-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Signe S Risom, Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Pernille P Johansen, Kirstine L Sibilitz, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Rod S Taylor, Jesper H Svendsen, Selina K Berg
BACKGROUND: Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation may benefit adults with atrial fibrillation or those who had been treated for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is caused by multiple micro re-entry circuits within the atrial tissue, which result in chaotic rapid activity in the atria. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of exercise-based rehabilitation programmes, alone or with another intervention, compared with no-exercise training controls in adults who currently have AF, or have been treated for AF...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178990/review-of-behaviour-change-interventions-to-reduce-population-salt-intake
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Kathy Trieu, Emma McMahon, Joseph Alvin Santos, Adrian Bauman, Kellie-Ann Jolly, Bruce Bolam, Jacqui Webster
BACKGROUND: Excess salt intake is a major cause of raised blood pressure-the leading risk factor for death and disability worldwide. Although behaviour change interventions such as awareness campaigns and health education programs are implemented to reduce salt intake, their effectiveness is unclear. This global systematic review investigates the impact of population-level behaviour change interventions that aim to reduce salt intake. METHODS: A search for published and grey literature was conducted using PubMed, Cochrane Library, Embase, Web of Science, Sage, Scopus, OpenGrey, Google Scholar and other relevant organizations' websites...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178054/safety-of-tetanus-diphtheria-and-pertussis-vaccination-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Mark McMillan, Michelle Clarke, Adriana Parrella, Deshayne B Fell, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Helen S Marshall
OBJECTIVE: To assess antenatal, birth, and infant outcomes for pregnant women, fetuses, and infants after antenatal vaccination with any antigen present in combination pertussis vaccines. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Literature in the Health Sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean, ClinicalTrials.gov, Cochrane Library, and World Health Organization (inception to May 5, 2016). METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Studies reporting outcomes for pregnant women, their fetus, or infant after antenatal exposure to either monovalent or combined tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) or inactivated polio vaccines were considered for inclusion...
February 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162090/a-realist-review-of-mobile-phone-based-health-interventions-for-non-communicable-disease-management-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Daniel Opoku, Victor Stephani, Wilm Quentin
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, the use of mobile phones is rising, expanding the opportunities for the implementation of mobile phone-based health (mHealth) interventions. This review aims to understand how, why, for whom, and in what circumstances mHealth interventions against NCDs improve treatment and care in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: Four main databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Google Scholar) and references of included articles were searched for studies reporting effects of mHealth interventions on patients with NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa...
February 6, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161925/the-use-of-microperimetry-to-detect-functional-progression-in-non-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-systematic-review
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Evan N Wong, Avenell L Chew, William H Morgan, Praveen J Patel, Fred K Chen
We reviewed the current literature on the ability of microperimetry to detect non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) disease progression. The index test was retinal sensitivity measurement assessed by microperimetry and comparators were other functional measures (best-corrected and low-luminance visual acuities, and fixation stability) and structural parameters [retinal thickness, choroidal thickness, and area of geographic atrophy (GA) determined by color fundus photographs, short-wave or near-infrared fundus autofluorescence]...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161916/the-pathway-from-genes-to-gene-therapy-in-glaucoma-a-review-of-possibilities-for-using-genes-as-glaucoma-drugs
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Teresa Borrás
We reviewed the current literature on the ability of microperimetry to detect non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) disease progression. The index test was retinal sensitivity measurement assessed by microperimetry and comparators were other functional measures (best-corrected and low-luminance visual acuities, and fixation stability) and structural parameters [retinal thickness, choroidal thickness, and area of geographic atrophy (GA) determined by color fundus photographs, short-wave or near-infrared fundus autofluorescence]...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160778/meta-analysis-on-the-prevalence-of-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Jia Zhang, Chuan-Ying Xu, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: Our study was aimed to evaluate the risk of a selected non-motor symptom, namely rapid eye movement behavior disorder (RBD) symptoms, among patients with newly diagnosed Parkinson disease compared with health controls. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines for meta-analysis and Cochrane manual were followed. Studies on RBD symptoms and PD were searched using PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane library databases...
February 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158165/ketamine-an-update-on-cellular-and-subcellular-mechanisms-with-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Gary J Iacobucci, Ognjen Visnjevac, Leili Pourafkari, Nader Djalal Nader
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is one of the oldest hypnotic agents used to provide an anesthetic agent with analgesic properties and minimal suppressive effects on respiration. The ability of ketamine in modulating glutamatergic (N-methyl D-aspartate) pain receptors has made this anesthetic drug a new option for the management of patients with chronic pain syndromes. Further preclinical and clinical findings suggest ketamine may have wide ranging effects on both cognition and development. Recent advances have revealed an unprecedented role for ketamine in the acute management of depression...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134445/interventions-for-prevention-of-bullying-in-the-workplace
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Patricia A Gillen, Marlene Sinclair, W George Kernohan, Cecily M Begley, Ans G Luyben
BACKGROUND: Bullying has been identified as one of the leading workplace stressors, with adverse consequences for the individual employee, groups of employees, and whole organisations. Employees who have been bullied have lower levels of job satisfaction, higher levels of anxiety and depression, and are more likely to leave their place of work. Organisations face increased risk of skill depletion and absenteeism, leading to loss of profit, potential legal fees, and tribunal cases. It is unclear to what extent these risks can be addressed through interventions to prevent bullying...
January 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134070/earthquake-related-orthopedic-injuries-in-adult-population-a-systematic-review
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Michelangelo Bortolin, Ilaria Morelli, Amalia Voskanyan, Nina R Joyce, Gregory R Ciottone
: Introduction Earthquake-related trauma results in crush injuries and bony- and soft-tissue trauma. There are no systematic reviews analyzing the typical injury patterns and treatments in "Mega-Mass-Casualty" earthquakes. The characterization of an injury pattern specific to disaster type, be it natural or manmade, is imperative to build an effective disaster preparedness and response system. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
January 30, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133714/towards-a-building-typology-and-terminology-for-irish-hospitals
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REVIEW
T Grey, S Kennelly, P de Freine, S Mahon, V Mannion, D O'Neill
BACKGROUND: The physical form of the hospital environment shapes the care setting and influences the relationship of the hospital to the community. Due to ongoing demographic change, evolving public health needs, and advancing medical practice, typical hospitals are frequently redeveloped, retrofitted, or expanded. It is argued that multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches are required to ensure that hospital design matches these increasingly complex needs. To facilitate such a conversation across different disciplines, experts, and community stakeholders, it is helpful to establish a hospital typology and associated terminology as part of any collaborative process...
January 30, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128045/the-new-frontier-of-public-health-education
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David Birnbaum, Kathryn Gretsinger, Ursula Ellis
Purpose The aim of this paper is to describe the experience and educational benefits of a course that has several unique educational design features. Design/methodology/approach This includes narrative description of faculty and student experience from participants in a flipped-instructional-design inter-professional education course. Findings "Improving Public Health - An Interprofessional Approach to Designing and Implementing Effective Interventions" is an undergraduate public health course open to students regardless of background...
February 6, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126182/paclitaxel-coated-balloon-reduces-target-lesion-revascularization-compared-with-standard-balloon-angioplasty
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REVIEW
Nicholas Candy, Eugene Ng, Ramesh Velu
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent condition that contributes significantly to the morbidity and mortality of affected patients. PAD creates a significant economic burden on health care systems around the world. We reviewed all available literature to provide a meta-analysis assessing the outcome of patients treated with drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) compared with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA) through measuring the rate of target lesion revascularization (TLR)...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122506/variation-in-use-of-antipsychotic-medications-in-nursing-homes-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
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Hannah Cioltan, Samah Alshehri, Carol Howe, Jeannie Lee, Mindy Fain, Howard Eng, Kenneth Schachter, Jane Mohler
BACKGROUND: The use of antipsychotic medications (APMs) in nursing home residents in the U.S. is an increasingly prominent issue and has been associated with increased risk of hospitalization, cardiovascular events, hip fractures, and mortality, among other adverse health events. The Food and Drug Administration has placed a black box warning on these drugs, specifying that they are not meant for residents with dementia, and has asked providers to review their treatment plans. The purpose of this systematic PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses)-based review was to summarize original research studies on facility level characteristics contributing to the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes across the United States, in order to investigate the variation of use...
January 26, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118059/the-effects-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-on-sexual-function-a-systematic-review
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C Peixoto, C G Carrilho, J A Barros, T T S B Ribeiro, L M Silva, A E Nardi, A Cardoso, A B Veras
OBJECTIVE: Faced with the growing interest about the action of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its benefits, as well as the negative impacts that sexual dysfunctions have on people's quality of life, this systematic review was undertaken with the objective of evaluating the effect of DHEA use on aspects of sexual function. METHOD: An electronic search was conducted in the databases of PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Virtual Health Library (VHL) combining the terms 'DHEA treatment' and 'DHEA use' with terms such as 'sexual dysfunction', 'sexual frequency' and 'libido'...
January 24, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112641/a-university-wide-collaborative-effort-to-designing-a-makerspace-at-an-academic-health-sciences-library
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Jennifer Herron, Kellie Kaneshiro
This article describes the planning and development of a 3D printing makerspace at an academic health sciences library. At the start of 2015, a new library Technology Team was formed consisting of a team leader, an emerging technologies librarian, and a library systems analyst. One of the critical steps in the development of the proposal and with the planning of this project was collaborating and partnering with different departments and units outside the library. These connections helped shape the design of the makerspace...
January 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112639/-if-the-library-genie-granted-you-three-wishes-what-would-they-be-results-and-lessons-learned-from-an-annual-user-feedback-campaign
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Melissa De Santis, Vivienne Houghton, Cathalina Fontenelle
The Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus implemented a user feedback campaign that successfully provided input about user needs. The library created an engaging marketing theme and employed a simple form to successfully solicit feedback from users. The program has been easy to replicate in subsequent years, and other health sciences libraries have been able to recreate the process at their institutions.
January 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
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