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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932109/evaluation-on-the-implementation-of-respiratory-protection-measures-in-old-age-homes
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Diana Tf Lee, Doris Yu, Margaret Ip, Jennifer Ym Tang
PURPOSE: Old age homes (OAHs) represent a vulnerable community for influenza outbreaks. Effective implementation of respiratory protection measures has been identified as an effective prevention measure to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by such outbreaks. Yet, relatively little is known about this aspect in these homes. This study evaluated the implementation of respiratory protection measures among infection control officers (ICOs) and health care workers (HCWs) in these homes in Hong Kong...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890019/allergic-sensitization-and-objective-measures-of-sleep-in-urban-school-aged-children-with-asthma
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Cynthia A Esteban, Robin S Everhart, Sheryl J Kopel, Robert B Klein, Daphne Koinis-Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Allergic sensitization is associated with increased child asthma morbidity and decreased pulmonary function. Nocturnal symptoms and/or awakenings typically are measured by self-report from diary data, whereas objective assessments of sleep in child asthma studies are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between increased allergic sensitization (number of positive allergy test results measured by skin prick test or specific immunoglobulin E) and sleep outcomes (sleep efficiency, sleep duration, and mean number of awakenings measured by actigraphy) in urban schoolchildren with persistent asthma...
September 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886038/diagnoses-infections-and-injuries-in-northern-syrian-children-during-the-civil-war-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gerlant van Berlaer, Abdallah Mohamed Elsafti, Mohammad Al Safadi, Saad Souhil Saeed, Ronald Buyl, Michel Debacker, Atef Redwan, Ives Hubloue
BACKGROUND: The civil war in Syria including the deliberate targeting of healthcare services resulted in a complex humanitarian emergency, seriously affecting children's health. The objectives of this study are to document diagnoses and disease categories in Northern Syrian children after four years of conflict, and to document infectious diseases and injuries in this vulnerable population. METHODS: In a prospective cross-sectional observational sample study conducted in May 2015, healthcare workers registered demographics, comorbidities, and diagnoses (categorised according to the International Classification of Diseases version 10) in children visited at home and in internally displaced persons camps in four Syrian governorates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866984/transmission-of-opisthorchis-viverrini-schistosoma-mekongi-and-soil-transmitted-helminthes-on-the-mekong-islands-southern-lao-pdr
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Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Peter Odermatt, Keoka Taisayyavong, Souphanh Phounsavath, Kongsap Akkhavong, Somphou Sayasone
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of Opisthorchis viverrini, Schistosoma mekongi and soil-transmitted helminths (STH) remains high in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), despite control efforts including mass-drug administration, education and communication campaigns. New approaches are required to advance helminth control. METHODS: An ecohealth study was conducted on two Mekong islands in Southern Laos. Demographic and behavioural data were collected by questionnaire...
September 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837430/the-epidemiology-of-chronic-critical-illness-after-severe-traumatic-injury-at-two-level-one-trauma-centers
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Juan C Mira, Joseph Cuschieri, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Zhongkai Wang, Gabriela L Ghita, Tyler J Loftus, Julie A Stortz, Steven L Raymond, Jennifer D Lanz, Laura V Hennessy, Babette Brumback, Philip A Efron, Henry V Baker, Frederick A Moore, Ronald V Maier, Lyle L Moldawer, Scott C Brakenridge
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of chronic critical illness after severe blunt trauma. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study (NCT01810328). SETTING: Two-level one trauma centers in the United States. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-five adult blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock who survived beyond 48 hours after injury. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Chronic critical illness was defined as an ICU stay lasting 14 days or more with evidence of persistent organ dysfunction...
August 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797886/24-h-nitrogen-dioxide-concentration-is-associated-with-cooking-behaviors-and-an-increase-in-rescue-medication-use-in-children-with-asthma
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Laura M Paulin, D 'Ann L Williams, Roger Peng, Gregory B Diette, Meredith C McCormack, Patrick Breysse, Nadia N Hansel
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a byproduct of combustion, is associated with poor asthma control in children. We sought to determine whether gas-fueled kitchen appliance use is associated with 24-h indoor NO2 concentrations and whether these concentrations are associated with asthma morbidity in children. Children aged 5-12 years old with asthma were eligible. Mean 24-h NO2 concentration was measured in the kitchen over a four-day sampling period and gas stove use was captured in time activity diaries...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782104/emergency-department-visits-hospitalizations-and-readmissions-of-patients-with-a-peritonsillar-abscess
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Romaine F Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To determine the demographics and treatment outcomes of patients with a peritonsillar abscess (PTA) and to provide guidance for treatment options. METHODS: The 2012 National Emergency Department Database, 2012 National Inpatient Sample, and 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database were used to analyze patients with a PTA who presented to emergency departments (ED), were admitted and/or readmitted to hospitals in the United States. Outcomes were used to create a decision model to compare initial medical versus surgical management...
August 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668859/inflammatory-and-nutritional-serum-markers-as-predictors-of-peri-operative-morbidity-and-survival-in-ovarian-cancer
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Amanika Kumar, Michelle L Torres, William A Cliby, Kimberly R Kalli, Giorgio Bogani, Giovanni Aletti, Caroline C Nitschmann, Francesco Multinu, Amy L Weaver, Matthew S Block, Andrea Mariani
AIM: To identify preoperative nutritional and inflammatory markers that predict perioperative outcomes in patients with ovarian cancer (OC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent primary debulking for advanced (stage III/IV) OC were selected from a cohort of patients who underwent surgery between 2002 and 2009. We analyzed C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL6) and albumin and their impact on mortality and surgical outcomes. RESULTS: Two patients were excluded since they did not have adequate measurements of CRP and IL6...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660320/acceptance-of-ambulatory-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-central-switzerland
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Sandra P Widjaja, Henning Fischer, Alexander R Brunner, Philipp Honigmann, Jürg Metzger
BACKGROUND: Currently, most patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in Switzerland are inpatients for 2-3 days. Due to a lack of available hospital beds, we asked whether day-case surgery would be an option for patients in central Switzerland. The questions of acceptability of outpatient LC and factors contributing to the acceptability thus arose. METHODS: Hundred patients suffering from symptomatic cholecystolithiasis, capable of communicating in German, and between 18 and 65 years old, were included...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658111/occurrence-of-and-factors-influencing-elderly-homebound-in-chinese-urban-community-a-cross-sectional-study
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Li-Wei Jing, Feng-Lan Wang, Xiao-Li Zhang, Ting Yao, Feng-Mei Xing
Studies on the occurrence of homebound and the factors influencing it are available. However, the study of community homebound in China is still in its preliminary stage. No previous studies about this issue are available. This study aims to assess the occurrence of and factors influencing homebound elderly in Chinese communities and to provide a basis for effective intervention and prevention of homebound elderly people.One sample community from three provinces was randomly selected. Investigations were performed on the selected communities and 2180 elderly people were chosen as the research subjects...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632933/patient-characteristics-associated-with-a-successful-response-to-nurse-led-care-programs-targeting-the-oldest-old-a-comparison-of-two-rcts
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Nienke Bleijenberg, Lorenz Imhof, Romy Mahrer-Imhof, Margaret I Wallhagen, Niek J de Wit, Marieke J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: To improve the effectiveness of community-based care programs, especially those targeting the oldest-old population (80+), data are needed that elucidate those factors associated with a successful response to the intervention. Two comparable nurse-led care programs have been evaluated in two large randomized controlled trials (RCTs), one in Switzerland and one in the Netherlands. AIMS: To identify common patient characteristics that are related to a successful response to proactive nurse-led care, we explored if and to what extent, identical factors were present in both study populations...
June 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447103/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-following-head-and-neck-surgery-among-patients-who-contract-to-abstain-from-alcohol-vs-patients-who-abuse-alcohol
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Azeem S Kaka, Songzhu Zhao, Enver Ozer, Amit Agrawal, Stephen Kang, James Rocco, Ricardo Carrau, Theodoros Teknos, John D Clapp, Harrison Weed, Matthew O Old
Importance: Alcohol abuse is highly prevalent in the population of patients with head and neck cancer, and active abuse at the time of surgery results in poor postoperative outcomes. Objective: To determine the association of alcohol abstinence with postoperative outcome in alcohol misusers undergoing major surgical procedures of the head and neck. Design, Setting, and Participants: As a case-control study, from July 2013 to August 2015, outcomes were collected in patients at an academic tertiary referral center requiring free flap reconstruction who had undergone an abstinence contract (n = 15) and compared with those who were abusers of alcohol prior to the inception of the protocol (n = 30)...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413803/epidemiology-of-burn-injuries-in-nepal-a-systemic-review
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REVIEW
Sanjib Tripathee, Surendra Jung Basnet
Burn is a global public health problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Southeast-Asian countries share a big burden of burn injuries, and Nepal is not an exception. We performed a systemic review to examine the epidemiological characteristics of burn injures in Nepal. Relevant epidemiological studies were identified through systemic search in PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar. Reference lists from relevant review articles were also searched. Studies were included if they meet our selection criteria...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395673/rural-community-disaster-preparedness-and-risk-perception-in-trujillo-peru
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Matthew Stewart, Bridget Grahmann, Ariel Fillmore, L Scott Benson
Introduction Disasters will continue to occur throughout the world and it is the responsibility of the government, health care systems, and communities to adequately prepare for potential catastrophic scenarios. Unfortunately, low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) are especially vulnerable following a disaster. By understanding disaster preparedness and risk perception, interventions can be developed to improve community preparedness and avoid unnecessary mortality and morbidity following a natural disaster...
August 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386536/the-otago-exercise-program-innovative-delivery-models-to-maximize-sustained-outcomes-for-high-risk-homebound-older-adults
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Tiffany E Shubert, Lavinia Spring Goto, Matthew Lee Smith, Luohua Jiang, Holly Rudman, Marcia G Ory
BACKGROUND: It is estimated one in two adults age 80 and over fall each year, resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality rates among this oldest-old population. The Otago Exercise program (OEP) is an evidence-based fall prevention program shown to reduce falls by 35% among high-risk older adults. The OEP was designed to be delivered in the home by physical therapists. This model has encountered multiple implementation challenges in the United States health-care system, which has resulted in the development and testing of innovative models to support a broader reach and dissemination of this program...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072669/swimming-pool-electrical-injuries-steps-toward-prevention
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Jun Tashiro, Cathy A Burnweit
OBJECTIVE: Electrical injuries in swimming pools are an important pediatric public health concern. We sought to (1) improve our understanding of the clinical presentation and outcomes following and (2) describe the epidemiology of swimming pool electrical injuries in the United States. METHODS: We reviewed 4 cases of pediatric (<18 y old) electrical injury from a single, urban level 1 pediatric trauma center. We also queried the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) for emergency department visits due to electrical injury associated with swimming pools, occurring between 1991 and 2013...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993253/-methodological-aspects-of-the-sampling-design-for-the-2015-national-mental-health-survey
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Nelcy Rodríguez, Viviana Alejandra Rodríguez, Eugenia Ramírez, Sandra Cediel, Fabián Gil, Martín Alonso Rondón
INTRODUCTION: The WHO has encouraged the development, implementation and evaluation of policies related to mental health all over the world. In Colombia, within this framework and promoted by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, as well as being supported by Colciencias, the fourth National Mental Health Survey (NMHST) was conducted using a observational cross sectional study. According to the context and following the guidelines and sampling design, a summary of the methodology used for this sampling process is presented...
December 2016: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938363/reasons-for-defaulting-from-childhood-immunization-program-a-qualitative-study-from-hadiya-zone-southern-ethiopia
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Asamnew Zewdie, Mekitew Letebo, Tinsae Mekonnen
BACKGROUND: Reduction of mortality and morbidity from vaccine-preventable diseases in developing countries involves successfully implementing strategies that ensure high coverage and minimize drop-outs and missed opportunities. Achieving maximum coverage, however, has been a challenge due to many reasons, including high rates of defaulters from the program. The objective of this study was to explore the reasons behind defaulting from the immunization program. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in two districts of Hadiya zone, Southern Ethiopia between November 2014 and April 2015...
December 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853506/household-air-pollution-and-its-effects-on-health
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REVIEW
Komalkirti Apte, Sundeep Salvi
Household air pollution is a leading cause of disability-adjusted life years in Southeast Asia and the third leading cause of disability-adjusted life years globally. There are at least sixty sources of household air pollution, and these vary from country to country. Indoor tobacco smoking, construction material used in building houses, fuel used for cooking, heating and lighting, use of incense and various forms of mosquito repellents, use of pesticides and chemicals used for cleaning at home, and use of artificial fragrances are some of the various sources that contribute to household air pollution...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836308/targeting-the-underlying-causes-of-undernutrition-cost-effectiveness-of-a-multifactorial-personalized-intervention-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rachel van der Pols-Vijlbrief, Hanneke A H Wijnhoven, Judith E Bosmans, Jos W R Twisk, Marjolein Visser
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Undernutrition in old age is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and health care costs. Treatment by caloric supplementation results in weight gain, but compliance is poor in the long run. Few studies targeted underlying causes of undernutrition in community-dwelling older adults. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial personalized intervention focused on eliminating or managing the underlying causes of undernutrition to prevent and reduce undernutrition in comparison with usual care...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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