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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538427/return-on-investment-of-advanced-practice-medical-degrees-nps-vs-pas
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Christopher K Craig, James H Holmes, Jeffery E Carter
As the United States faces a predicted physician shortage over the next 2 decades, physician assistants (PAs) and NPs are expected to fill the void. At the same time, because education is expensive, student loan and tuition increases have many potential applicants assessing differences in reimbursement and wondering about their return on investment (ROI). An analysis compared PA and NP salaries by incorporating national salary data, federal income tax, and student loans for a comparative analysis of each career pathway...
June 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534110/the-impact-of-disability-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Carol L Hodgson, Andrew A Udy, Michael Bailey, Jonathan Barrett, Rinaldo Bellomo, Tracey Bucknall, Belinda J Gabbe, Alisa M Higgins, Theodore J Iwashyna, Julian Hunt-Smith, Lynne J Murray, Paul S Myles, Jennie Ponsford, David Pilcher, Craig Walker, Meredith Young, D J Cooper
PURPOSE: To use the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning to measure disability following critical illness using patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre cohort study conducted in five metropolitan intensive care units (ICU). Participants were adults who had been admitted to the ICU, received more than 24 h of mechanical ventilation and survived to hospital discharge. The primary outcome was measurement of disability using the World Health Organisation's Disability Assessment Schedule 2...
May 22, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533953/interplay-among-pain-intensity-sleep-disturbance-and-emotion-in-patients-with-non-specific-low-back-pain
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Shilabant Sen Sribastav, He Peiheng, Long Jun, Li Zemin, Wei Fuxin, Wang Jianru, Liu Hui, Wang Hua, Zheng Zhaomin
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is the most common problem worldwide. There are several negative consequences of LBP, such as sleep disorders, work leave, disability, depression, anxiety, and poor quality of life. In this study, we designed to evaluate the prevalence of sleep disturbance in patients with non-specific LBP(NSLBP), and cross-correlation among sleep disorder, anxiety, depression and pain intensity in patients with NSLBP. AIM: In this study, we designed to evaluate the prevalence of sleep disturbance in patients with NSLBP, and cross-correlation among sleep disorder, anxiety, depression and pain intensity in patients with NSLBP...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533085/return-to-drive-after-non-evolutive-brain-damage-french-recommendations
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REVIEW
Anne-Claire D'apolito, Jean-Luc Leguiet, Michel Enjalbert, Francis Lemoine, Jean-Michel Mazaux
Return to drive after brain damage is a crucial question either for patients than health professionals. The Société française de medicine physique et de réadaptation (SOFMER) and Comète France association developed recommandations for patient's identification, evaluation and accompaniment as part of their project to resume to drive. The place of rehabilitation process and patient's focus has been also discussed. AIMS: Using a literature review, the aim was to define clinical pathways to determine people who need a fitness to drive evaluation after a non-evolutive brain damage as well as the assessment process...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531395/nationwide-survey-of-nutritional-management-in-an-asian-upper-middle-income-developing-country-government-hospitals-combination-of-quantitative-survey-and-focus-group-discussion
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K Chittawatanarat, K Tosanguan, U Chaikledkaew, S Tejavanija, Y Teerawattananon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The objective of this study was to identify the differences in pattern, process, and management of nutrition care in government hospitals in Thailand (an Asian upper-middle income developing country). METHODS: This is a combination of a quantitative nationwide questionnaire survey and focus group discussions. A total of 2300 questionnaires were sent to government hospitals across Thailand. The responders were divided by routine-nutrition screening/assessment unit vs...
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529977/judgment-of-the-quality-of-restorative-care-as-predictors-of-restoration-retreatment-findings-from-the-national-dental-pbrn
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J L Riley, G H Gilbert, G W Ford, J L Fellows, B Rindal, V V Gordan
The primary aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that a patient's subjective assessments of the dentist's technical competence, quality of care, and anticipated restoration longevity during a restorative visit are predictive of restoration outcome. This prospective cohort study involved 3,326 patients who received treatment for a defective restoration in a permanent tooth, participated in a baseline patient satisfaction survey, and returned for follow-up. Of the 4,400 restorations that were examined by 150 dentists, 266 (6%) received additional treatment after baseline...
April 2017: JDR Clinical and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525550/long-term-survival-and-quality-of-life-after-extracorporeal-life-support-a-10-year-report%C3%A2
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Daniele Camboni, Alois Philipp, Verena Rottenkolber, Matthaeus Zerdzitzki, Andreas Holzamer, Bernhard Floerchinger, Dirk Lunz, Thomas Mueller, Christof Schmid, Claudius Diez
OBJECTIVES: Information is lacking about long-term survival and quality of life (QOL) after treating patients on extracorporeal life support. METHODS: Outcome data were assessed by phone interviews, a QOL analysis using the EuroQol 5-dimensions questionnaire and a retrospective inquiry of the Regensburg ECMO Registry database for the decade 2006-2015. A statistical analysis was obtained by comparing patients with a cardiosurgical intervention (CS = 189 patients) with those without (w/oCS = 307 patients)...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521527/employment-outcome-four-years-after-a-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-of-the-paris-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-study
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Alexis Ruet, Claire Jourdan, Eléonore Bayen, Emmanuelle Darnoux, Dalila Sahridj, Idir Ghout, Sylvie Azerad, Pascale Pradat Diehl, Philippe Aegerter, James Charanton, Claire Vallat Azouvi, Philippe Azouvi
OBJECTIVE: To describe employment outcome four years after a severe traumatic brain injury by the assessment of individual patients' preinjury sociodemographic data, injury-related and postinjury factors. DESIGN: A prospective, multicenter inception cohort of 133 adult patients in the Paris area (France) who had received a severe traumatic brain injury were followed up postinjury at one and four years. Sociodemographic data, factors related to injury severity and one-year functional and cognitive outcomes were prospectively collected...
May 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515945/exposure-to-occupational-hazards-for-pregnancy-and-sick-leave-in-pregnant-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jean-Bernard Henrotin, Monique Vaissière, Maryline Etaix, Mathieu Dziurla, Stéphane Malard, Dominique Lafon
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the association between exposure to occupational hazards for pregnancy and sick leave (SL) in pregnant workers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in French occupational health services in 2014. Occupational hazards for pregnancy were assessed by occupational health physicians (OHPs). After delivery and at the time of returning to work, 1,495 eligible workers were interviewed by OHPs. Information on SL was self-reported...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510604/ebola-exposure-illness-experience-and-ebola-antibody-prevalence-in-international-responders-to-the-west-african-ebola-epidemic-2014-2016-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine F Houlihan, Catherine R McGowan, Steve Dicks, Marc Baguelin, David A J Moore, David Mabey, Chrissy H Roberts, Alex Kumar, Dhan Samuel, Richard Tedder, Judith R Glynn
BACKGROUND: Healthcare and other front-line workers are at particular risk of infection with Ebola virus (EBOV). Despite the large-scale deployment of international responders, few cases of Ebola virus disease have been diagnosed in this group. Since asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic infection has been described, it is plausible that infections have occurred in healthcare workers but have escaped being diagnosed. We aimed to assess the prevalence of asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic infection, and of exposure events, among returned responders to the West African Ebola epidemic 2014-2016...
May 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506147/long-term-outcome-after-survival-of-a-cardiac-arrest-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Véronique R M Moulaert, Caroline M van Heugten, Ton P M Gorgels, Derick T Wade, Jeanine A Verbunt
BACKGROUND: A cardiac arrest can lead to hypoxic brain injury, which can affect all levels of functioning. OBJECTIVE: To investigate 1-year outcome and the pattern of recovery after surviving a cardiac arrest. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective longitudinal cohort study with 1 year of follow-up (measurements 2 weeks, 3 months, 1 year). On function level, physical/cardiac function (New York Heart Association Classification), cognition (Cognitive Log [Cog-log], Cognitive Failures Questionnaire), emotional functioning (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Impact of Event Scale), and fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale) were assessed...
June 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499856/measuring-soldier-performance-during-the-patrol-exertion-multitask-preliminary-validation-of-a-post-concussive-functional-return-to-duty-metric
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Matthew Scherer, Margaret M Weightman, Mary Vining Radomski, Laurel Smith, Marsha Finkelstein, Amy Cecchini, Kristin Jensen Heaton, Karen McCulloch
OBJECTIVE: To assess the discriminant validity of the Patrol-Exertion Multitask (PEMT), a novel, multi-domain, functional return-to-duty clinical assessment for Active Duty military personnel. DESIGN: Measurement development study SETTING: Non-clinical indoor testing facility, Fort Bragg NC PARTICIPANTS: 51 healthy control (HC) Service Members and 33 military personnel with persistent post-concussive symptoms receiving rehabilitation (mTBI) INTERVENTION: Not applicable MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Known-groups discriminant validity was evaluated by comparing performance on the PEMT in two groups of Active Duty SM, HC and personnel with mTBI residual symptoms...
May 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496030/underuse-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-workers-with-coronary-artery-disease%C3%A3-claims-database-survey-in-japan
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Natsuko Kanazawa, Kenji Ueshima, Shinjiro Tominari, Takeo Nakayama
BACKGROUND: Workers with coronary artery disease (CAD) require evidence-based care in order to return to work safely. We assessed the use of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) among workers with CAD, and identified the factors associated with CR use.Methods and Results:A retrospective cohort study based on data from a health insurance claims database was conducted. We identified workers aged ≥18 years who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) between 2006 and 2013, and reviewed the utilization of inpatient or outpatient CR...
May 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493479/expectancies-mediate-the-relationship-between-perceived-injustice-and-return-to-work-following-whiplash-injury-a-1-year-prospective-study
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J S Carriere, P Thibault, H Adams, M Milioto, B Ditto, M J L Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that perceived injustice is a risk factor for work disability in individuals with whiplash injury. At present, however, little is known about the processes by which perceived injustice impacts on return to work. The purpose of this study was to examine whether expectancies mediated the relationship between perceived injustice and return to work in patients with whiplash injury. METHOD: One hundred and fifty-two individuals (81 men, 71 women) with a primary diagnosis of whiplash injury completed self-report measures of pain intensity, perceived injustice and return-to-work expectancies following admission to a rehabilitation programme...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490204/exploring-participatory-behaviour-of-disability-benefit-claimants-from-an-insurance-physician-s-perspective
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Christiaan Sjobbema, Sijrike van der Mei, Bert Cornelius, Jac van der Klink, Sandra Brouwer
PURPOSE: In the Dutch social security system, insurance physicians (IPs) assess participatory behaviour as part of the overall disability claim assessment. This study aims to explore the views and opinions of IPs regarding participatory behaviour as well as factors related to inadequate participatory behaviour, and to incorporate these factors in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) biopsychosocial framework. METHOD: This qualitative study collected data by means of open-ended questions in 10 meetings of local peer review groups (PRGs) which included a total of 78 IPs of the Dutch Social Security Institute...
May 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484418/blast-exposure-white-matter-integrity-and-cognitive-function-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-combat-veterans
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Iliyan Ivanov, Corey Fernandez, Effie M Mitsis, Dara L Dickstein, Edmund Wong, Cheuk Y Tang, Jessie Simantov, Charlene Bang, Erin Moshier, Mary Sano, Gregory A Elder, Erin A Hazlett
The long-term effects of blast exposure are a major health concern for combat veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We used an optimized diffusion tensor imaging tractography algorithm to assess white matter (WM) fractional anisotropy (FA) in blast-exposed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (n = 40) scanned on average 3.7 years after deployment/trauma exposure. Veterans diagnosed with a blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) were compared to combat veterans with blast exposure but no TBI diagnosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481893/evaluation-of-a-transdiagnostic-psychodynamic-online-intervention-to-support-return-to-work-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rüdiger Zwerenz, Jan Becker, Katharina Gerzymisch, Martin Siepmann, Martin Holme, Ulrich Kiwus, Sieglinde Spörl-Dönch, Manfred E Beutel
OBJECTIVES: Given their flexibility, online interventions may be useful as an outpatient treatment option to support vocational reintegration after inpatient rehabilitation. To that purpose we devised a transdiagnostic psychodynamic online intervention to facilitate return to work, focusing on interpersonal conflicts at the workplace often responsible for work-related stress. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, we included employed patients from cardiologic, psychosomatic and orthopedic rehabilitation with work-related stress or need for support at intake to inpatient rehabilitation after they had given written consent to take part in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480799/the-relationship-between-employment-status-and-depression-symptomatology-among-women-at-risk-for-postpartum-depression
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Beth A Lewis, Lauren Billing, Katie Schuver, Dwenda Gjerdingen, Melissa Avery, Bess H Marcus
Approximately 13%-19% of new mothers report depression during the postpartum period. Returning to work after childbirth is associated with depression; however, it is unclear if this finding applies to women who are at high risk for postpartum depression. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between employment status and depression symptomatology among women at risk for postpartum depression (defined as personal or maternal history of depression). This study was a post hoc analysis from a previously conducted randomized controlled trial...
May 1, 2017: Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470121/shift-work-and-cognitive-flexibility-decomposing-task-performance
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Philip Cheng, Gabriel Tallent, Thomas John Bender, Kieulinh Michelle Tran, Christopher L Drake
Deficits in cognitive functioning associated with shift work are particularly relevant to occupational performance; however, few studies have examined how cognitive functioning is associated with specific components of shift work. This observational study examined how circadian phase, nocturnal sleepiness, and daytime insomnia in a sample of shift workers ( N = 30) were associated with cognitive flexibility during the night shift. Cognitive flexibility was measured using a computerized task-switching paradigm, which produces 2 indexes of flexibility: switch cost and set inhibition...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
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