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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109895/pilot-study-of-the-mirabilis-system-prototype-for-rapid-noninvasive-uterine-fibroid-treatment-using-an-ultrasound-guided-volumetric-shell-ablation-technique
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Jessica E Parsons, Michael P H Lau, Patrick J Martin, Joel J Islas Lagos, Juan M Aguilar Aguirre, José G Garza Leal
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the safety and acute tissue ablation efficacy of a transabdominal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) prototype device that uses ultrasound imaging guidance for rapid noninvasive ablation of uterine fibroids. The secondary objective was to assess preliminary fibroid-related symptom improvement and fibroid volume reduction at 3 - 6 months post-treatment in subsets of patients. DESIGN: Multi-center prospective single-arm pilot study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: University-affiliated teaching hospital and private community hospital PATIENTS: Women with a diagnosis of symptomatic uterine fibroids planning to undergo hysterectomy INTERVENTIONS: Seventy-three (73) women underwent transabdominal ultrasound-guided HIFU treatment using a volumetric ablation technique referred to as 'shell ablation,' in which the HIFU energy is deposited in patterns that partially encapsulate the peripheral region of the targeted fibroid(s)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109688/development-of-a-healthy-aging-score-in-the-population-based-rotterdam-study-evaluating-age-and-sex-differences
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Loes Jaspers, Josje D Schoufour, Nicole S Erler, Sirwan K L Darweesh, Marileen L P Portegies, Sanaz Sedaghat, Lies Lahousse, Guy G Brusselle, Bruno H Stricker, Henning Tiemeier, M Arfan Ikram, Joop S E Laven, Oscar H Franco, Maryam Kavousi
OBJECTIVES: To develop a healthy aging score (HAS), to assess age and sex differences in HAS, and to evaluate the association of the HAS with survival. DESIGN: Prospective population-based cohort. SETTING: Inhabitants of Ommoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1405 men and 2122 women, mean (standard deviation) age 75.9 (6.4) years. MAIN MEASURES: We included 7 domains in the total score of HAS: chronic diseases, mental health, cognitive function, physical function, pain, social support, and quality of life; each scored 0, 1, or 2 in each domain...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109668/childhood-trauma-depression-and-negative-symptoms-are-independently-associated-with-impaired-quality-of-life-in-schizophrenia-results-from-the-national-face-sz-cohort
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M Andrianarisoa, L Boyer, O Godin, L Brunel, E Bulzacka, B Aouizerate, F Berna, D Capdevielle, J M Dorey, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, P M Llorca, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, R Rey, R Richieri, C Passerieux, A Schandrin, A M Tronche, M Urbach, P Vidailhet, F Schürhoff, G Fond
OBJECTIVES: Depression and negative symptoms have been associated with impaired Quality of life (QoL) in schizophrenia (SZ). However, childhood trauma may influence both QoL and depression in SZ patients, with consequences for the management of impaired QoL in SZ patients. The aim of the present study was to determine if childhood trauma was associated with impaired QoL in schizophrenia. METHOD: A sample of 544 community-dwelling stabilized SZ patients enrolled in FACE-SZ cohort were utilized in this study (74...
January 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109644/fluid-extravasation-in-hip-arthroscopy-a-systematic-review
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Seper Ekhtiari, Chloe E Haldane, Darren de Sa, Nicole Simunovic, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to (1) characterize cases of fluid extravasation during hip arthroscopy and explore common factors among them and (2) describe management strategies and outcomes of this complication. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched and screened in duplicate. Data regarding patient demographics, fluid management, presentation, management, and outcomes were collected. Study quality was assessed in duplicate using the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies Criteria...
January 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109623/first-childbirth-experience-of-international-marriage-migrant-women-in-south-korea
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Min Sun Chu, Minna Park, Jung A Kim
PROBLEM AND BACKGROUND: Since the mid-1990s, a large number of foreign women have migrated from developing countries to South Korea by means of international marriages. These nulliparous foreign women may experience more difficulties in pregnancy and childbirth than native Koreans. AIM: This study aimed to describe the meaning of the first childbirth experiences of international marriage migrant women marrying Korean men in South Korea. METHODS: This is a descriptive phenomenological study that included 10 participants using the purposive and snowball sampling in one multicultural support center in Seoul, South Korea...
January 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109287/how-useful-is-the-eq-5d-in-assessing-the-impact-of-caring-for-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Catherine Reed, Annabel Barrett, Jeremie Lebrec, Richard Dodel, Roy W Jones, Bruno Vellas, Anders Wimo, Josep Maria Argimon, Giuseppe Bruno, Josep Maria Haro
BACKGROUND: The impact on informal caregivers of caring for people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia can be substantial, but it remains unclear which measures(s) best assess such impact. Our objective was to use data from the GERAS study to assess the ability of the EuroQol 5-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) to measure the impact on caregivers of caring for people with AD dementia and to examine correlations between EQ-5D and caregiver burden. METHODS: GERAS was a prospective, non-interventional cohort study in community-dwelling patients with AD dementia and their informal caregivers...
January 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109278/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulceration-translation-and-polish-adaptation-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-scale-short-form
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Tomasz Macioch, Elżbieta Sobol, Arkadiusz Krakowiecki, Beata Mrozikiewicz-Rakowska, Monika Kasprowicz, Tomasz Hermanowski
OBJECTIVES: Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common complication of diabetes and not only an important factor of mortality among patients with diabetes but also decreases the quality of life. The short form of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Scale (DFS-SF) provides comprehensive measurement of the impact of diabetic foot ulcers on patients' health related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this study was to translate DFS-SF into Polish and evaluate its psychometric performance in patients with diabetic foot ulcers...
January 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109272/opinions-about-the-new-law-on-end-of-life-issues-in-a-sample-of-french-patients-receiving-palliative-care
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Augustin Boulanger, Théo Chabal, Marie Fichaux, Mireille Destandau, Jean Marc La Piana, Pascal Auquier, Karine Baumstarck, Sébastien Salas
BACKGROUND: In February 2nd 2016, the French government enacted the Claeys-Leonetti law that forbade euthanasia and established the right to deep and continuous sedation for end-of-life patients. Moreover, the law also obliges clinicians to abide by any advance directives regarding treatment and investigation, except in cases where they are "obviously inappropriate" in a given medical situation, or in cases of emergency, in order to allow medical staff to take time to assess the patient's situation...
January 21, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109253/quality-of-life-and-impact-of-bile-reflux-after-retro-colic-retro-gastric-gastrojejunostomy-in-whipple-surgery
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Rohan Chaminda Siriwardana, Rajapaksha Walimuni Mudiyanselage Anuradha Lokubandara, Shivanthi Janaki De Silva Hewavisenthi, Saumya Kumuduni Liyanage, Dona Subani Priyangika Jayatunge, Chandika Anuradha Habarakada Liyanage
BACKGROUND: Delayed gastric emptying and bile reflux are common concerns in long-term survivors after Whipple surgery. The study was designed to assess modified retro colic retro gastric gastrojejunostomy in reducing macro and microscopic bile reflux and impact on dyspepsia related quality of life in long-term survivors. METHODS: Out of 43 patients operated, 23 long-term survivors were included. All underwent gastroscopy and bile reflux was grouped as normal, yellowish bile lakes and presence of greenish bile lakes...
January 21, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109250/diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-and-applicability-of-espghan-guidelines-in-mediterranean-countries-a-real-life-prospective-study
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Andrea Smarrazzo, Zrinjka Misak, Stefano Costa, Dušanka Mičetić-Turk, Mona Abu-Zekry, Aydan Kansu, Abdelhak Abkari, Karim Bouziane-Nedjadi, Mongi Ben Hariz, Eleftheria Roma, Virtut Velmishi, Maria Legarda Tamara, Thomas Attard, Veselinka Djurisic, Luigi Greco, Giuseppe Magazzù
BACKGROUND: We assessed how the diagnosis of Celiac Disease (CD) is made and how the new ESPGHAN guidelines can be applied in children from countries with different resources. METHODS: A real life prospective study was performed in 14 centres of 13 different Mediterranean countries. Participants were asked to apply the usual diagnostic work-up for CD according to their diagnostic facilities. RESULTS: There were 1974 patients enrolled in the study, mean age 4 years, 10 months; 865 male, 1109 female...
January 21, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109182/are-home-visits-an-effective-method-for-diabetes-management-a-quantitative-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lin Han, Yuxia Ma, Suhong Wei, Jinhui Tian, Xiaochun Yang, Xiping Shen, Jun Zhang, Yuexian Shi
AIMS: Previous reviews have revealed uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of home visit interventions for managing diabetes. Therefore, we performed a quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of home visit interventions among patients with diabetes. METHODS: We searched various electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CINAHL, Wanfang, and Chinese scientific full-text databases) from their inception until March 2016...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109027/amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-can-predict-neurodevelopmental-outcome-at-12-months-of-corrected-age-in-very-preterm-infants
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Elisabeth Ralser, Vera Neubauer, Ulrike Pupp-Peglow, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Elke Griesmaier
AIM: It is difficult to find diagnostic tools than can reliably predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in very preterm infants in clinical practice. This study evaluated whether amplitude-integrated electroencephalography predicted neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants when they reached 12 months of corrected age. METHODS: Between October 2007 and December 2013 we studied 232 preterm infants (51% male) at Innsbruck Medical University Hospital, Austria. Their mean birth weight was 1,264 grams and their mean gestational age was 29...
January 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108788/outpatient-application-of-formalin-for-chronic-rectal-bleeding-after-prostate-irradiation-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Gustavo Arruda Viani, Aline Sakamoto
PURPOSE: The aim of this quasi-experimental study is to evaluate a novel technique for an outpatient application of formalin for chronic rectal bleeding after prostate irradiation. METHODS: This is a quasi- experimental clinical trial developed between January 2010 and July 2015, including 35 patients with chronic radiation rectitis (CRP) due to a previous prostate radiation course. The study's eligibility was (1) completed external beam radiation therapy for prostate carcinoma >6 months previously, (2) rectal bleeding, defined as a frequency of >1× per week and/or needing of blood transfusions, and (3) diagnosis of chronic proctitis at colonoscopy...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108403/risk-of-cement-leakage-and-pulmonary-embolism-by-bone-cement-augmented-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine
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Insa Janssen, Yu-Mi Ryang, Jens Gempt, Stefanie Bette, Julia Gerhardt, Jan Kirschke, Bernhard Meyer
BACKGROUND: Cement augmented pedicle screw instrumentation (CAPSI) of the thoracolumbar spine is indicated in osteoporosis or osteopenia to improve pullout strength and biomechanical stability of pedicle screws (PS). Only few studies report on the incidence of pulmonary cement embolism or other complications associated with CAPSI. PURPOSE: Aim of this retrospective study was to assess the rate of CAPSI associated complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
January 17, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108360/archaeal-lipids-in-oral-delivery-of-therapeutic-peptides
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Ann-Christin Jacobsen, Sara M Jensen, Gert Fricker, Martin Brandl, Alexander Treusch
Archaea contain membrane lipids that differ from those found in the other domains of life (Eukarya and Bacteria). These lipids consist of isoprenoid chains attached via ether bonds to the glycerol carbons at the sn-2,3 positions. Two types of ether lipids are known, polar diether lipids and bipolar tetraether lipids. The inherent chemical stability and unique membrane-spanning characteristics of tetraether lipids render them interesting for oral drug delivery purposes. Archaeal lipids form liposomes spontaneously (archaeosomes) and may be incorporated in conventional liposomes (mixed vesicles)...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107900/quality-of-sleep-in-renal-transplant-recipients-and-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Paraskevi G Liaveri, Dimitris Dikeos, Ioannis Ilias, Eirini P Lygkoni, Ioannis N Boletis, Chryssanthi Skalioti, Thomas Paparrigopoulos
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are very common in patients with chronic kidney disease and they may not always subside after kidney transplantation. AIM AND METHODS: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the self-reported quality of sleep, insomnia problems in particular, and examine the factors that disturb sleep of kidney transplant recipients (KTx: n=152) in comparison to age- and sex-matched patients on dialysis (HD: n=67) and participants with normal renal function (NOR: n=49), through the administration of the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) at least six months after transplantation...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107730/systemic-atherosclerosis-and-voiding-symptom
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A Ozgur Yeniel, A Mete Ergenoglu, Reci Meseri, Anıl Ari, Ceren Sancar, Ismail Mete Itil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of atherosclerosis on the storage and voiding symptoms of the bladder in women with overactive bladder (OAB). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of women with OAB who were evaluated between 2013 and 2015 in our urogynecology unit. Charts were assessed for history, examination findings, urinary diary, quality of life (QOL) questionnaires, urodynamic studies (UDSs), and four main risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and hyperlipidemia...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107599/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-on-daily-and-social-life-a-nationwide-study-in-a-japanese-population
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S Inoue, T Taguchi, T Yamashita, M Nakamura, T Ushida
BACKGROUND: This study marks the first epidemiological evaluation of the prevalence and burden of chronic neuropathic pain (NeP) in an Asian population. The objective of this nationwide cross-sectional study was to identify the characteristics of individuals with NeP, detect the NeP features that affect their quality of life (QOL), and demonstrate the negative effects of NeP on social and daily living as well as comorbidities including depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. METHODS: We mailed a cross-sectional, population-based epidemiological survey to a random nationwide sample of 10,000 Japanese adults over 20 years old...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107447/a-software-tool-for-estimation-of-burden-of-infectious-diseases-in-europe-using-incidence-based-disability-adjusted-life-years
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Edoardo Colzani, Alessandro Cassini, Daniel Lewandowski, Marie-Josee J Mangen, Dietrich Plass, Scott A McDonald, Alies van Lier, Juanita A Haagsma, Guido Maringhini, Alessandro Pini, Piotr Kramarz, Mirjam E Kretzschmar
The burden of disease framework facilitates the assessment of the health impact of diseases through the use of summary measures of population health such as Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). However, calculating, interpreting and communicating the results of studies using this methodology poses a challenge. The aim of the Burden of Communicable Disease in Europe (BCoDE) project is to summarize the impact of communicable disease in the European Union and European Economic Area Member States (EU/EEA MS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107372/cohort-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-multifaceted-podiatry-intervention-for-the-prevention-of-falls-in-older-people-the-reform-trial
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Sarah Cockayne, Joy Adamson, Arabella Clarke, Belen Corbacho, Caroline Fairhurst, Lorraine Green, Catherine E Hewitt, Kate Hicks, Anne-Maree Kenan, Sarah E Lamb, Caroline McIntosh, Hylton B Menz, Anthony C Redmond, Zoe Richardson, Sara Rodgers, Wesley Vernon, Judith Watson, David J Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major cause of morbidity among older people. A multifaceted podiatry intervention may reduce the risk of falling. This study evaluated such an intervention. DESIGN: Pragmatic cohort randomised controlled trial in England and Ireland. 1010 participants were randomised (493 to the Intervention group and 517 to Usual Care) to either: a podiatry intervention, including foot and ankle exercises, foot orthoses and, if required, new footwear, and a falls prevention leaflet or usual podiatry treatment plus a falls prevention leaflet...
2017: PloS One
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