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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640900/predictors-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-and-consumption-of-soft-semi-solid-or-solid-food-among-infants-in-boucle-du-mouhoun-burkina-faso-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Jenny A Cresswell, Rasmané Ganaba, Sophie Sarrassat, Simon Cousens, Henri Somé, Abdoulaye Hama Diallo, Veronique Filippi
INTRODUCTION: Exclusive breastfeeding is among the most effective interventions for preventing child mortality. The objectives of this paper are to describe infant feeding knowledge and practices in Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso; to identify predictors of exclusive breastfeeding among infants <6 months, and consumption of soft, semi-solid or solid food among infants 6-11 months; to describe mothers' sources of information regarding breastfeeding. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey (n = 2288) of a representative sample of women aged 15-49 years with at least one live birth in past year took place during June and July 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634371/factors-related-to-good-asthma-control-using-different-medical-adherence-scales-in-latvian-asthma-patients-an-observational-study
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Dins Smits, Girts Brigis, Jana Pavare, Baiba Maurina, Noël Christopher Barengo
One of the main challenges in asthma control is adherence to pharmaceutical treatment. The aim of this study was to test the association between adherence to asthma medication, control and medical beliefs, cognitive and emotional perceptions using three different validated questionnaires. Beliefs about asthma medicine, cognitive and emotional factors were determined in a cross-sectional survey of patients attending outpatient pulmonologist practices in Latvia (n = 352). The validated Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire and the Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire were used...
June 20, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634259/effectiveness-of-an-online-support-programme-supr-for-older-hearing-aid-users-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Janine Fj Meijerink, Marieke Pronk, Bernadette Paulissen, Birgit I Witte, Bregje van der Wouden, Vera Jansen, Sophia E Kramer
BACKGROUND: An educational SUpport PRogramme called SUPR has been developed for hearing aid users (HAUs) and their communication partners (CPs) offering care beyond hearing aid fitting. SUPR teaches its users communication strategies, hearing aid handling skills and personal adjustment to hearing impairment. METHODS/DESIGN: Using a cluster randomised controlled trial design, 70 Dutch hearing aid dispenser practices were randomised into hearing aid fitting (care as usual, 34 practices) and hearing aid fitting including SUPR (36 practices)...
June 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634153/beyond-basic-feedback-in-mobile-brief-interventions-designing-sms-message-content-for-delivery-to-young-adults-during-risky-drinking-events
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Cassandra J C Wright, Paul M Dietze, Megan S C Lim
BACKGROUND: Brief interventions can reduce alcohol consumption in young people through screening and delivery of personally relevant feedback. Recently, Web and mobile platforms have been harnessed to increase the reach of brief interventions. Existing literature on mobile-based alcohol brief interventions indicates mixed use of theory in developing interventions. There is no research available to guide the development of SMS text messaging (short message service, SMS) interventions delivered during risky drinking events...
June 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633505/aging-parents-daily-support-exchanges-with-adult-children-suffering-problems
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Meng Huo, Jamie L Graham, Kyungmin Kim, Kira S Birditt, Karen L Fingerman
Objectives: When adult children incur life problems (e.g., divorce, job loss, health problems), aging parents generally report providing more frequent support and experiencing poorer well-being. Yet, it is unclear how adult children's problems may influence aging parents' daily support exchanges with these children or the parents' daily mood. Methods: Aging parents from the Family Exchanges Study Wave 2 (N = 207, Mage = 79.86) reported providing and receiving emotional support, practical support, and advice from each adult child each day for 7 days...
June 17, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629483/the-challenges-of-control-groups-placebos-and-blinding-in-clinical-trials-of-dietary-interventions
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Heidi M Staudacher, Peter M Irving, Miranda C E Lomer, Kevin Whelans
High-quality placebo-controlled evidence for food, nutrient or dietary advice interventions is vital for verifying the role of diet in optimising health or for the management of disease. This could be argued to be especially important where the benefits of dietary intervention are coupled with potential risks such as compromising nutrient intake, particularly in the case of exclusion diets. The objective of the present paper is to explore the challenges associated with clinical trials in dietary research, review the types of controls used and present the advantages and disadvantages of each, including issues regarding placebos and blinding...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625003/when-science-is-not-enough-a-framework-towards-more-customer-focused-drug-development
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Nektarios Oraiopoulos, William C N Dunlop
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to identify the key barriers to a customer-focused drug development process and develop a comprehensive framework to overcome them. METHODS: The paper draws on existing literature, both academic and practitioner, across a range of disciplines (innovation management, marketing, organizational behavior, behavioral economics, health economics, industry reports). On the basis of this extensive review, a conceptual framework is developed that offers concrete suggestions on how organizations can overcome the barriers and enable a more customer-focused development process...
June 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623890/survey-of-maternal-sleep-practices-in-late-pregnancy-in-a-multi-ethnic-sample-in-south-auckland-new-zealand
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Robin S Cronin, Carol Chelimo, Edwin A Mitchell, Kara Okesene-Gafa, John M D Thompson, Rennae S Taylor, B Lynne Hutchison, Lesley M E McCowan
BACKGROUND: The Auckland Stillbirth study demonstrated a two-fold increased risk of late stillbirth for women who did not go to sleep on their left side. Two further studies have confirmed an increased risk of late stillbirth with supine sleep position. As sleep position is modifiable, we surveyed self-reported late pregnancy sleep position, knowledge about sleep position, and views about changing going-to-sleep position. METHODS: Participants in this 2014 survey were pregnant women (n = 377) in their third trimester from South Auckland, New Zealand, a multi-ethnic and predominantly low socio-economic population...
June 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622797/making-the-best-value-of-clinical-radiology-irefer-guidelines-8th-edition
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D Remedios, B France, M Alexander
New uses of medical imaging as well as over-diagnosis and wasteful imaging have led to a 10% per annum growth in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Personalised value to the patient will be helped by referral guidelines for the best test first, adding evidence-based technical value to the investigation to answer the clinical question, thus providing allocative value to the commissioners of medical imaging. Appropriate imaging is driven by the need for effective decisions, radiation safety, and cost awareness...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621511/pregnancy-and-bariatric-surgery
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Kamal K Mahawar
INTRODUCTION: A large number of women experience pregnancy after bariatric surgery. The purpose of this review was to understand the evidence base in this area to come up with practical, evidence-based recommendations. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We examined PubMed for all published articles on pregnancy in patients who have previously undergone a bariatric surgery. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: There is an increasing body of evidence pointing towards a beneficial effect of weight loss induced by bariatric surgery on female and male fertility prompting calls for recognition of infertility as a qualifying co-morbidity for patients between the BMI of 35...
June 16, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619025/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-healthy-lifestyle-clinician-in-addressing-the-chronic-disease-risk-behaviours-of-community-mental-health-clients-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Caitlin Fehily, Kate Bartlem, John Wiggers, Paula Wye, Richard Clancy, David Castle, Sonia Wutzke, Chris Rissel, Andrew Wilson, Paul McCombie, Fionna Murphy, Jenny Bowman
BACKGROUND: People with a mental illness experience a greater morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases relative to the general population. A higher prevalence of modifiable health risk behaviours such as smoking, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and harmful alcohol consumption contribute substantially to this disparity. Despite clinical practice guidelines recommending that mental health services routinely provide care to address these risk behaviours, the provision of such care is consistently reported to be low internationally and in Australia...
June 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618241/use-of-adjuvant-bisphosphonates-and-other-bone-modifying-agents-in-breast-cancer-a-cancer-care-ontario-and-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline
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Sukhbinder Dhesy-Thind, Glenn G Fletcher, Phillip S Blanchette, Mark J Clemons, Melissa S Dillmon, Elizabeth S Frank, Sonal Gandhi, Rasna Gupta, Mihaela Mates, Beverly Moy, Ted Vandenberg, Catherine H Van Poznak
Purpose To make recommendations regarding the use of bisphosphonates and other bone-modifying agents as adjuvant therapy for patients with breast cancer. Methods Cancer Care Ontario and ASCO convened a Working Group and Expert Panel to develop evidence-based recommendations informed by a systematic review of the literature. Results Adjuvant bisphosphonates were found to reduce bone recurrence and improve survival in postmenopausal patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer. In this guideline, postmenopausal includes patients with natural menopause or that induced by ovarian suppression or ablation...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612363/the-effect-of-dental-health-education-on-pregnant-women-s-adherence-with-toothbrushing-and-flossing-a-randomized-control-trial
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Suad Al Khamis, Koula Asimakopoulou, Tim Newton, Blanaid Daly
OBJECTIVES: In a three-arm randomized control trial, this study compared the efficacy of dental health education (DHE) with or without a planning intervention on adherence to oral health-related behaviours. METHODS: Women (N=154) in their second trimester of pregnancy attending three maternal healthcare clinics in Kuwait completed an assessment of social cognitions and oral health behaviours before a debris and gingival assessment (Plaque Index [PI], Gingival Index [GI]) was undertaken; this was repeated at 1 month...
June 14, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610942/evaluation-of-a-pharmacist-managed-electrolyte-protocol-in-outpatients-on-antiarrhythmic-medications
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Victor P Long Iii, Cynthia A Carnes, Jonathan Vecchiet, Mahmoud Houmsse, Andrea Hirsch, Melissa J Snider
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-managed treatment protocol in achieving and maintaining serum potassium level ([K(+)]) in the desired range. SETTING: Antiarrhythmic Medications Clinic, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, from 2009 to 2013. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Patients are referred for antiarrhythmic monitoring at this pharmacist-run, electrophysiologist-supervised clinic. Each visit includes medication reconciliation for drug interaction identification, patient interview for potential adverse effects or arrhythmia symptoms, patient education, and drug therapy monitoring through ordering and review of objective testing...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607906/implementation-of-cycletel-family-advice-an-sms-based-service-to-provide-family-planning-and-fertility-awareness-information-in-india
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Nicki Ashcroft, Victoria Shelus, Himanshu Garg, Courtney McLarnon-Silk, Victoria H Jennings
BACKGROUND: CycleTel Family Advice (CFA), an SMS-based service designed to improve knowledge of fertility and family planning (FP), was delivered to over 100,000 people in India from April to August 2015. The goal of CFA was to increase knowledge on a range of reproductive health topics, e.g., the menstrual cycle, fertility, and FP, and to increase positive perceptions and use of FP. This paper focuses on the best practices and operational challenges for providing an SMS service based on the implementation experience of CFA...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605297/social-work-interventions-in-sweden-for-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-type-1-or-type-2-diabetes
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Kristina Rane, Catharina Gåfvels
We evaluated psychosocial work with patients in ordinary clinical practice who were newly diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and experienced psychosocial problems at disease onset. We examined types of psychosocial problems, causes of these problems, psychosocial interventions, extent of achievement of psychosocial treatment goals, and whether the patients felt they benefited from the treatment. Eighty-nine working-age (18-65-year-old) Swedish adults newly diagnosed with diabetes were included. Each was interviewed and responded to questionnaires at the beginning and end of the study period...
June 12, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604118/practical-tips-for-working-as-an-expedition-doctor-on-high-altitude-expeditions
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Anne Brants, Tracee Metcalfe
Brants, Anne, and Tracee Metcalfe. Practical tips for working as an expedition doctor on high-altitude expeditions. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-With the explosion of adventure travel over the past decade, there has been a concurrent increase in mountaineering expeditions to extreme elevations, including many of the 8000-m peaks. This trend has created an increased demand for qualified expedition doctors to provide specialized medical advice and care to climbers and expedition staff. This review is intended to help physicians prepare for work on such expeditions...
June 12, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600658/clinical-ethics-support-for-healthcare-personnel-an-integrative-literature-review
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Dara Rasoal, Kirsti Skovdahl, Mervyn Gifford, Annica Kihlgren
This study describes which clinical ethics approaches are available to support healthcare personnel in clinical practice in terms of their construction, functions and goals. Healthcare personnel frequently face ethically difficult situations in the course of their work and these issues cover a wide range of areas from prenatal care to end-of-life care. Although various forms of clinical ethics support have been developed, to our knowledge there is a lack of review studies describing which ethics support approaches are available, how they are constructed and their goals in supporting healthcare personnel in clinical practice...
June 9, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597400/gynecologic-oncologists-attitudes-and-practices-relating-to-integrative-medicine-results-of-a-nationwide-ago-survey
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Evelyn Klein, Matthias W Beckmann, Werner Bader, Cosima Brucker, Gustav Dobos, Dorothea Fischer, Volker Hanf, Annette Hasenburg, Sebastian M Jud, Matthias Kalder, Marion Kiechle, Sherko Kümmel, Andreas Müller, Myrjam-Alice T Müller, Daniela Paepke, Andre-Robert Rotmann, Florian Schütz, Anton Scharl, Petra Voiss, Markus Wallwiener, Claudia Witt, Carolin C Hack
PURPOSE: The growing popularity and acceptance of integrative medicine is evident both among patients and among the oncologists treating them. As little data are available regarding health-care professionals' knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to the topic, a nationwide online survey was designed. METHODS: Over a period of 11 weeks (from July 15 to September 30, 2014) a self-administered, 17-item online survey was sent to all 676 members of the Research Group on Gynecological Oncology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie) in the German Cancer Society...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595466/writing-a-book-review
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David Bryson, Robert Hudson
Book reviews are a good way to get started with writing for a journal and this Learning and CPD activity takes you through the process of understanding the aims of book review, undertaking practice pieces through to reviewing a book and advice on the dos and don'ts of book reviewing.
June 8, 2017: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
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