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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220621/quality-of-life-in-australian-adults-aged-50-years-and-over-data-using-the-schedule-for-the-evaluation-of-individual-quality-of-life-seiqol-dw
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Sofia Robleda, Nancy A Pachana
OBJECTIVES: This study explored unique and personal domains associated with quality of life (QOL) in 153 mid-aged and older Australian adults over age 50, using an innovative measure of individualized QOL, the Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQOL-DW). METHODS: Demographic measures as well as the SEIQOL-DW were administered. The qualitative responses on this scale were analyzed by Leximancer, a text analysis program that extracts semantic meaning and relational information automatically from text...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220602/an-observational-study-of-treatment-seeking-users-of-natural-opiates-from-india
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Arpit Parmar, Vaibhav Patil, Siddharth Sarkar, Ravindra Rao
BACKGROUND: The type of opioid used influences the severity and complications experienced. Natural opiates (opium and poppy husk) use is a socio-culturally accepted phenomenon reported in India. However, studies on their profile, quality of life, and addiction severity are limited. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this cross-sectional, observational study was to assess the socio-demographic profile, clinical profile, addiction severity, and quality of life of treatment-seeking natural opiate users...
December 8, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220542/safety-and-efficacy-of-apremilast-through-104-weeks-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-who-continued-on-apremilast-or-switched-from-etanercept-treatment-findings-from-the-liberate-study
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K Reich, M Gooderham, A Bewley, L Green, J Soung, R Petric, J Marcsisin, J Cirulli, R Chen, V Piguet
BACKGROUND: Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, has demonstrated efficacy in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term efficacy and safety of apremilast in biologic-naive patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and safety of switching from etanercept to apremilast in the phase 3b LIBERATE trial. METHODS: Two hundred fifty patients were randomized to placebo, apremilast 30 mg BID, or etanercept 50 mg QW through Week 16; thereafter, all patients continued or switched to apremilast through Week 104 (extension phase)...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220541/yoga-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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Maggie Lawrence, Francisco T Celestino Junior, Hemilianna Hs Matozinho, Lindsay Govan, Jo Booth, Jane Beecher
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major health issue and cause of long-term disability and has a major emotional and socioeconomic impact. There is a need to explore options for long-term sustainable interventions that support stroke survivors to engage in meaningful activities to address life challenges after stroke. Rehabilitation focuses on recovery of function and cognition to the maximum level achievable, and may include a wide range of complementary strategies including yoga.Yoga is a mind-body practice that originated in India, and which has become increasingly widespread in the Western world...
December 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220391/the-meaning-of-a-poor-childbirth-experience-a-qualitative-phenomenological-study-with-women-in-rwanda
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Judith Mukamurigo, Anna Dencker, Joseph Ntaganira, Marie Berg
OBJECTIVE: Being pregnant and giving birth is a pivotal life event and one that a woman ordinarily remembers for most of her life. A negative childbirth experience can affect a woman's health well beyond the episode of the labour and birth itself. This study explored the meaning of a poor childbirth experience, as expressed by women who had given birth in Rwanda. METHODS: In a cross-sectional household study conducted in Northern Province and in Kigali City, the capital of Rwanda, a structured questionnaire was answered by women who had given birth one to 13 months earlier...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218685/patient-reported-quality-of-life-and-hip-function-after-2-stage-revision-of-chronic-periprosthetic-hip-joint-infection-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ninna R Poulsen, Inger Mechlenburg, Kjeld Søballe, Jeppe Lange
INTRODUCTION: Very limited information is available regarding patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and hip function following treatment for chronic periprosthetic hip joint infection (PJI). Patient-reported outcome measures provide essential information to clinicians of the impact a treatment have on patient's lives. The purpose of this study was to examine patient reported HRQoL and hip function after a completed re-implantation in a 2-stage revision. METHOD: 82 patients were identified retrospectively in the National Patient Register...
December 4, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218684/feasibility-of-arthroscopic-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-in-the-hip-using-an-injectable-hydrogel
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Steffen Thier, Florian Baumann, Christel Weiss, Stefan Fickert
INTRODUCTION: In the long term the treatment of articular cartilage defects of the hip has the most direct impact on the postoperative outcome and should diminish degenerative changes caused by different pathologies. The purpose of this prospective feasibility study is to describe technical aspects of arthroscopic, injectable autologous chondrocyte implantation in the hip and to report the short-term outcome. METHODS: Full-thickness cartilage defects of 13 patients were treated arthroscopically with an injectable autologous chondrocyte transplantation product (Novocart Inject, Tetec) in a 2-step surgical procedure...
December 8, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218664/cost-effectiveness-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-relative-to-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-for-the-treatment-of-achalasia
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Erin K Greenleaf, Joshua S Winder, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Randy S Haluck, Abraham Mathew, Eric M Pauli
BACKGROUND: Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has recently emerged as a viable option relative to the classic approach of laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for the treatment of esophageal achalasia. In this cost-utility analysis of POEM and LHM, we hypothesized that POEM would be cost-effective relative to LHM. METHODS: A stochastic cost-utility analysis of treatment for achalasia was performed to determine the cost-effectiveness of POEM relative to LHM. Costs were estimated from the provider perspective and obtained from our institution's cost-accounting database...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218483/asymmetrical-trunk-movement-during-walking-improved-to-normal-range-at-3%C3%A2-months-after-corrective-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Daniel A C F Wong-Chung, Janneke J P Schimmel, Marinus de Kleuver, Noël L W Keijsers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of posterior spinal fusion (PSF) and curve type on upper body movements in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients during gait. METHODS: Twenty-four girls (12-18 years) with AIS underwent PSF. 3D-Gait-analyses were performed preoperatively, at 3 months and 1 year postoperatively. Mean position (0° represents symmetry) and range of motion (ROM) of the trunk (thorax-relative-to-pelvis) in all planes were assessed. Lower body kinematics and spatiotemporal parameters were also evaluated...
December 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218447/urban-climate-modifies-tree-growth-in-berlin
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Jens Dahlhausen, Thomas Rötzer, Peter Biber, Enno Uhl, Hans Pretzsch
Climate, e.g., air temperature and precipitation, differs strongly between urban and peripheral areas, which causes diverse life conditions for trees. In order to compare tree growth, we sampled in total 252 small-leaved lime trees (Tilia cordata Mill) in the city of Berlin along a gradient from the city center to the surroundings. By means of increment cores, we are able to trace back their growth for the last 50 to 100 years. A general growth trend can be shown by comparing recent basal area growth with estimates from extrapolating a growth function that had been fitted with growth data from earlier years...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217995/the-alteration-of-irisin-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-axis-parallels-severity-of-distress-disorder-in-bronchial-asthma-patients
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Magdolna E Szilasi, Krisztian Pak, Laszlo Kardos, Viktoria E Varga, Ildiko Seres, Angela Mikaczo, Andrea Fodor, Maria Szilasi, Gabor Tajti, Csaba Papp, Rudolf Gesztelyi, Judit Zsuga
Distress disorder (a collective term for generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder) is a well-known co-morbidity of bronchial asthma. The irisin-brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) axis is a pathway that influences several neurobehavioral mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of distress disorder. Thus, the aim of the present study was to quantify the serum irisin and BDNF concentrations in order to investigate the possible link between the irisin/BDNF axis and distress disorder in an asthma patient cohort...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217830/patient-reported-quality-of-life-progression-in-men-with-prostate-cancer-following-primary-cryotherapy-cyberknife-or-active-holistic-surveillance
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Glenn T Werneburg, Michael Kongnyuy, Daniel M Halpern, Jose M Salcedo, Kaitlin E Kosinski, Jonathan A Haas, Jeffrey T Schiff, Anthony T Corcoran, Aaron E Katz
BACKGROUND: Technological advancements have led to the success of minimally invasive treatment modalities for prostate cancer such as CyberKnife and Cryotherapy. Here, we investigate patient-reported urinary function, bowel habits, and sexual function in patients following CyberKnife (CK) or Cryotherapy treatment, and compare them with active holistic surveillance (AHS) patients. METHODS: An IRB-approved institutional database was retrospectively reviewed for patients who underwent CK, Cryotherapy, or AHS...
December 7, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217669/maternal-choline-supplementation-during-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-improves-infant-information-processing-speed-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-feeding-study
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Marie A Caudill, Barbara J Strupp, Laura Muscalu, Julie E H Nevins, Richard L Canfield
Rodent studies demonstrate that supplementing the maternal diet with choline during pregnancy produces life-long cognitive benefits for the offspring. In contrast, the two experimental studies examining cognitive effects of maternal choline supplementation in humans produced inconsistent results, perhaps because of poor participant adherence and/or uncontrolled variation in intake of choline or other nutrients. We examined the effects of maternal choline supplementation during pregnancy on infant cognition, with intake of choline and other nutrients tightly controlled...
December 7, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217537/characteristics-and-performance-of-unilateral-kidney-transplants-from-deceased-donors
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Syed Ali Husain, Mariana C Chiles, Samnang Lee, Stephen O Pastan, Rachel E Patzer, Bekir Tanriover, Lloyd E Ratner, Sumit Mohan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The fraction of kidneys procured for transplant that are discarded is rising in the United States. Identifying donors from whom only one kidney was discarded allows us to control for donor traits and better assess reasons for organ discard. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using United Network for Organ Sharing Standard Transplant Analysis and Research file data to identify deceased donors from whom two kidneys were procured and at least one was transplanted...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217463/electrical-storm-in-the-early-phase-of-heartmate%C3%A2-ii-device-implantation-incidence-risk-factors-and-prognosis
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Jerome Corre, François Picard, Rodrigue Garcia, Adlane Zemmoura, Nicolas Derval, Arnaud Denis, Antoine Romen, Karine Nubret, Pierre Jais, Michel Haissaguerre, Pierre Dos Santos, Laurent Barandon, Frederic Sacher
BACKGROUND: Ventricular arrhythmia is common after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, especially in the early postoperative phase (<30 days). AIM: To identify the incidence of and risk factors for electrical storm (ES) occurring within 30 days of HeartMate® II implantation. METHODS: We reviewed data from all consecutive patients undergoing HeartMate® II device implantation at our institution from January 2008 to December 2014...
December 4, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217449/role-of-brachial-artery-ligation-bal-in-management-of-prosthetic-arterio-venous-graft-infections
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A R Chandrashekar, Chetan R Hoskatti, Sanjay C Desai, Rajendra B Prasad
CONTEXT: Arterio-Venous Graft (AVG) infections can present as major life-threatening hemorrhage or sepsis in a chronic kidney disease patient. Frequently all these patients present in critical condition which need prompt and expeditious management. Various procedures are described for management of infected grafts and its bleeding complications. However these procedures are associated with postop-operative bleeding and persistent infection. AIM: To study brachial artery ligation near the elbow joint in the management of an infected AV graft...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217350/clinical-factors-that-affect-perceived-quality-of-life-in-arthroscopic-reconstruction-for-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation
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F Abat, I Gich, L Natera, M Besalduch, J Sarasquete
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the results of arthroscopic repair of acromioclavicular dislocation in terms of health-related quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Prospective study of patients with acromioclavicular dislocation Rockwood grade iii-v, treated arthroscopically with a mean follow up of 25.4 months. The demographics of the series were recorded and evaluations were performed preoperatively, at 3 months and 2 years with validated questionnaires as Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), visual analogue scale (VAS), The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH), Constant-Murley Shoulder Outcome Score (Constant) and Walch-Duplay Score (WD)...
December 4, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216818/neuroprotective-effects-of-amiodarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama, Takashi Matsukawa
BACKGROUND: Ion channels play a crucial role in the development of ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have reported that the blockade of various types of ion channels improves outcomes in experimental stroke models. Amiodarone, one of the most effective drugs for life-threatening arrhythmia, works as a multiple channel blocker and its characteristics cover all four Vaughan-Williams classes. Although it is known that amiodarone indirectly contributes to preventing ischemic stroke by maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation, the direct neuroprotective effect of amiodarone has not been clarified...
December 8, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216800/vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-with-a-novel-missense-col3a1-mutation-present-with-pulmonary-complications-and-iliac-arterial-dissection
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Guangchao Gu, Hang Yang, Lijia Cui, Yuanyuan Fu, Fangda Li, Zhou Zhou, Yuehong Zheng
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a life-threatening connective tissue disorder due to its high tendency of arterial and organ rupture. Pulmonary complications in vEDS are rare. We present a young male patient with vEDS who developed severe pulmonary complications and severe rupture of the iliac artery at different stages of his life. Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome was diagnosed based on clinical manifestations and confirmed by the identification of COL3A1 gene mutation. Due to high bleeding tendency and weak cardiopulmonary capacity, conservative treatment was taken for him...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216792/quadriceps-muscle-thickness-changes-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-during-the-acute-phase
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Masafumi Nozoe, Masashi Kanai, Hiroki Kubo, Miki Kobayashi, Miho Yamamoto, Shinichi Shimada, Kyoshi Mase
Background Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a life-threatening condition that often leads to severe disability in relatively young and healthy people. This disability is physical in many aSAH survivors, so muscle dysfunction may be an important factor in the functional level of these patients. Thus, measuring muscle thickness represents a suitable method for determining muscle function in patients with acute aSAH, because the disordered consciousness often experienced during the acute phase causes active movement to be difficult for these patients...
December 8, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
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