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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633334/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-gambian-health-practitioners-towards-antibiotic-prescribing-and-microbiological-testing-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Pa Saidou Chaw, Kristin Maria Schlinkmann, Heike Raupach-Rosin, André Karch, Mathias W Pletz, Johannes Huebner, Rafael Mikolajczyk
Background: Inappropriate antibiotic use is the leading cause of antibiotic resistance worldwide. At the same time, the practice of antibiotic prescribing in Africa is less well documented when compared to developed countries. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of health practitioners towards antibiotic prescribing and microbiological testing in The Gambia. Methods: A KAP survey was conducted in The Gambia from March to May 2016...
March 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631816/cognitive-rehabilitation-for-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury-to-improve-occupational-outcomes
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K Suresh Kumar, Selvaraj Samuelkamaleshkumar, Anand Viswanathan, Ashish S Macaden
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) could affect multiple facets of their daily functioning. Cognitive rehabilitation brings about clinically significant improvement in certain cognitive skills. However, it is uncertain if these improved cognitive skills lead to betterments in other key aspects of daily living. We evaluated whether cognitive rehabilitation for people with TBI improves return to work, independence in daily activities, community integration and quality of life...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628790/associated-illness-severity-in-schizophrenia-and-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review
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Benjamin I Perry, Dhanya Salimkumar, Daniel Green, Anne Meakin, Andrew Gibson, Deepali Mahajan, Tayyeb Tahir, Swaran P Singh
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate whether schizophrenia and type II diabetes mellitus may present with associated illness severity, in light of accumulating evidence to suggest both conditions have important shared inflammatory components with many shared inflammatory genetic factors. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review employing PRISMA criteria, searching EMBASE, Ovid MEDLINE, PsychInfo, Web of Science and Google Scholar to February 1st, 2017, for clinical studies assessing schizophrenia severity alongside dysglycaemia...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619770/return-to-work-of-cancer-patients-after-a-multidisciplinary-intervention-including-occupational-counselling-and-physical-exercise-in-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-in-the-netherlands
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Monique C J Leensen, Iris F Groeneveld, Iris van der Heide, Tomas Rejda, Peter L J van Veldhoven, Sietske van Berkel, Aernout Snoek, Wim van Harten, Monique H W Frings-Dresen, Angela G E M de Boer
OBJECTIVES: To support return to work (RTW) among cancer patients, a multidisciplinary rehabilitation programme was developed which combined occupational counselling with a supervised physical exercise programme during chemotherapy. The aim was to investigate RTW rates of cancer patients and to evaluate changes in work-related quality of life and physical outcomes. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective intervention study using a one-group design. SETTING: Two hospitals in the Netherlands...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617522/factors-related-to-successful-return-to-work-following-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation
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Halimah Awang, Lih Yoong Tan, Norma Mansor, Phattrawan Tongkumchum, Mayuening Eso
OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with successful return to work among participants in a Social Security Organisation Return To Work programme. METHODS: Secondary data for 9,850 participants were obtained from the Social Security Organisation Return To Work database. The dependent variable was the Return To Work programme outcome, successful return to employment (same employer or different employer) or unsuccessful return. Logistic regression analysis with weighted sum contrasts was performed to assess the odds ratios with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) for successful return to employment across the various subgroups of participants...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615399/concussion-diagnosis-and-management-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-family-medicine-residents
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Aneetinder Mann, Charles H Tator, James D Carson
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge of, attitudes toward, and learning needs for concussion diagnosis and management among family medicine residents. DESIGN: E-mail survey. SETTING: University of Toronto in Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: Family medicine residents (N = 348). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: To describe relationships between awareness of concussion management and lifestyle, education background, and residency placement, t tests and (2) tests were used as appropriate...
June 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606181/women-s-views-and-experiences-of-a-mobile-phone-based-intervention-to-support-post-abortion-contraception-in-cambodia
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Chris Smith, Sokhey Ly, Vannak Uk, Ruby Warnock, Caroline Free
BACKGROUND: The MObile Technology for Improved Family Planning (MOTIF) trial assessed a mobile phone-based intervention comprising voice messages and counsellor support to increase post-abortion contraception at four Marie Stopes International clinics in Cambodia. The aim of this process evaluation was to assess women's views and experiences of receiving the MOTIF intervention, gain insights into the mechanism of action of the intervention and seek recommendations for improvements. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study comprising15 semi-structured interviews with women who had received the intervention and undertook a simple thematic analysis...
June 12, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596742/assessing-the-growth-of-ethical-banking-some-evidence-from-spanish-customers
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Fernando E Callejas-Albiñana, Isabel Martínez-Rodríguez, Ana I Callejas-Albiñana, Irene M de Vidales-Carrasco
Aristotle, who, having predated Adam Smith by 2000 years, deserves to be recognized as the world's first economist (Solomon, 1995), distinguished between two different senses of what we call economics: oikonomikos, or household trading, which he approved of and considered essential to the working of any even slightly complex society, and chrematisike, or trade for profit, which he considered selfish and utterly devoid of virtue, calling those who engaged in such practices "parasites". Of course, consumers do not purchase and invest for solely economic reasons (Polanyi, 1944)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593072/recovery-and-return-to-work-after-a-pelvic-fracture
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Antonios N Papasotiriou, Nikolaos Prevezas, Konstantinos Krikonis, Evangelos C Alexopoulos
BACKGROUND: Pelvic ring fractures (PRFs) may influence the daily activities and quality of life of the injured. The aim of this retrospective study was to explore the functional outcomes and factors related to return to work (RTW) after PRF. METHODS: During the years 2003-2012, 282 injured individuals aged 20-55 years on the date of the accident, were hospitalized and treated for PRFs in a large tertiary hospital in Athens, Greece. One hundred and three patients were traced and contacted; 77 who were on paid employment prior to the accident gave their informed consent to participate in the survey, which was conducted in early 2015 through telephone interviews...
June 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592209/breastfeeding-patterns-among-employees-at-a-land-grant-university
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Joan D Paddock
Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life, and up to 1 year with complementary food. Breastfeeding rates have improved over the last 20 years, but exclusive breastfeeding, and breastfeeding to 6 months have not yet met Healthy People 2020 goals. Given that the majority of women return to work shortly after delivery, workplace support for breastfeeding could facilitate breastfeeding continuance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the first federal legislation to address breastfeeding in the workplace...
June 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589632/effect-of-a-brief-cognitive-behavioural-intervention-on-criminal-thinking-and-prison-misconduct-in-male-inmates-variable-oriented-and-person-oriented-analyses
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Glenn D Walters
BACKGROUND: There is some consensus on the value of cognitive-behaviourally informed interventions in the criminal justice system, but uncertainty about which components are of critical value. AIMS: To test the hypothesis that change in prisoners - criminal thinking and institutional misconduct - will both follow completion of a brief cognitive behavioural intervention. METHODS: A one-group pre-test-post-test quasi-experimental design was used to assess change on the General Criminal Thinking (GCT) scale of the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles among 219 male prisoners completing a 10-week cognitive behavioural intervention, referred to as 'Lifestyle Issues'...
June 7, 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589156/outcome-of-expedited-rotator-cuff-surgery-in-injured-workers-determinants-of-successful-recovery
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Helen Razmjou, Dragana Boljanovic, Sandra Lincoln, Richard Holtby, Stephen Gallay, Patrick Henry, Iona Macritchie, Cheryl Borthwick, Lauren Mayer, Carolyn Roknic, Deborah Shore, Allison Kamino, Julie Grossman, Joanne Hill, Gargi Singh, Niki Travers, Loraine Yanofsky, Marni Wilson, Shellina Sumar, Alicia Savona, Filomena De Medeiros, Helen Mann, Aisha Champsi, Stefanie Chau, Danielle Medeiros, Robin R Richards
BACKGROUND: Work-related rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of disability and employee time loss. PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness of expedited rotator cuff surgery in injured workers who underwent rotator cuff decompression or repair and to explore the impact of demographic, clinical, and psychosocial factors in predicting the outcome of surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Injured workers who were seen at a shoulder specialty program and who underwent expedited arthroscopic rotator cuff decompression or repair were observed for a period of 6 to 12 months based on their type of surgery and recovery trajectory...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584330/the-association-between-rurality-and-return-to-work-for-workers-compensation-claimants-with-work-related-musculoskeletal-injuries-an-analysis-of-workers-who-failed-to-return-to-work-within-typical-healing-time-frames
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Callum A Lavoie, Don Voaklander, Jeremy R Beach, Douglas P Gross
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study have been to: 1) describe and compare urban and rural injured worker populations in Alberta, Canada; 2) identify return-to-work outcomes in urban and rural populations; 3) examine the relationship between geographic location of residence and recovery from work-related musculoskeletal injury; and 4) investigate if this relationship is attenuated after controlling for other known risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a secondary analysis utilizing data of a population of musculoskeletal injury claimants who underwent clinical/RTW (return to work) assessment between December 2009 and January 2011 collected by the Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584311/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-the-case-of-72-year-old-teacher-after-work-related-psychological-stress-evolution-of-left-ventricular-longitudinal-strain-delayed-but-complete-recovery-in-automated-function-imaging-afi
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Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Andrzej Marcinkiewicz, Piotr Hamala, Ewa Trzos, Piotr Lipiec, Małgorzata Kurpesa, Radosław Kręcki, Michał Plewka, Jarosław D Kasprzak
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is related to a transient systolic dysfunction of left ventricle (LV), accompanied by clinical and electrocardiographic symptoms of myocardial ischemia in the absence of hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is usually provoked by a psychologically or/and physically stressful event which may be related to occupational activities. Although visually assessed evolution of LV function is well documented, the data concerning strain changes is sparse and various patterns of deformation abnormalities are suggested...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577470/ankle-foot-orthosis-bending-axis-influences-running-mechanics
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Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Ellyn C Ranz, Kelly A Schmidtbauer, Richard R Neptune, Jason M Wilken
Passive-dynamic ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are commonly prescribed to improve locomotion for people with lower limb musculoskeletal weakness. The clinical prescription and design process are typically qualitative and based on observational assessment and experience. Prior work examining the effect of AFO design characteristics generally excludes higher impact activities such as running, providing clinicians and researchers limited information to guide the development of objective prescription guidelines. The proximal location of the bending axis may directly influence energy storage and return and resulting running mechanics...
July 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577211/prognostic-factors-for-return-to-work-of-employees-with-common-mental-disorders-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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REVIEW
Yeshambel T Nigatu, Yan Liu, Mandi Uppal, Shelby McKinney, Katharine Gillis, Sanjay Rao, JianLi Wang
PURPOSE: To examine prognostic factors for return to work (RTW) of employees with common mental disorders (CMDs). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed using data from 18 published cohort studies with 24,579 participants. The studies were identified from MEDLINE/PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, SocINDEX, and Human resource management databases from 1995 to 2016. Two authors independently screened selected studies and assessed the quality of the studies as well as the extracted data...
June 2, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569436/sociodemographic-physical-mental-and-social-factors-in-the-cessation-of-breastfeeding-before-6-months-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Mangrio, Karin Persson, Ann-Cathrine Bramhagen
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding as the main source of nutrition for infants during their first 6 months of life. However, despite this well-known recommendation, not all mothers breastfeed, whether partly or fully, during this time. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic literature review was to compile evidence regarding sociodemographic, physical, mental and social factors that influence breastfeeding mothers to stop breastfeeding before the infant reaches 6 months...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566400/arthroscopic-decompression-not-recommended-in-the-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy-a-final-review-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-at-a-minimum-follow-up-of-ten-years
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S Ketola, J T Lehtinen, I Arnala
AIMS: Rotator cuff tendinopathy has a multifactorial origin. Rejecting the mechanistic theory has also led to abandoning operative treatment at initial presentation in the first line. Physiotherapy exercise programmes are the accepted first line treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term additional benefits of subacromial decompression in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomised controlled trial of 140 patients (52 men, 88 women, mean age 47...
June 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562481/extracorporeal-life-support-increases-survival-after-prolonged-ventricular-fibrillation-cardiac-arrest-in-the-rat
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Ingrid Anna Maria Magnet, Florian Ettl, Andreas Schober, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Daniel Grassmann, Michael Wagner, Christoph Schriefl, Christian Clodi, Ursula Teubenbacher, Sandra Högler, Wolfgang Weihs, Fritz Sterz, Andreas Janata
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may increase end organ perfusion and thus survival when conventional CPR fails. The aim was to investigate, if after ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest in rodents ECLS improves outcome compared to conventional CPR. METHODS: In 24 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (460 to 510 g) resuscitation was started after 10 min of no-flow with ECLS (consisting of an open reservoir, roller pump and membrane oxygenator, connected to a cannulas in the jugular vein and femoral artery, n = 8) or CPR (mechanical chest compressions plus ventilations, n = 8) and compared to a sham group (n = 8)...
May 29, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561183/salivary-cortisol-perceived-stress-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-matched-case-control-study-in-female-shift-workers
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Anderson Garcez, Elisabete Weiderpass, Raquel Canuto, Sheila Bünecker Lecke, Poli Mara Spritzer, Marcos Pascoal Pattussi, Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto
Although the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is complex and multifactorial, there is limited information if psychological factors, such as stress exposure, are involved in the etiology of MetS. Therefore, this study investigated the associations between MetS and cortisol levels and perceived stress levels among women shift workers in Southern Brazil. A matched case-control study was conducted, including 50 cases of MetS and 200 age-matched controls (±3 years, 4 for each case). Salivary cortisol levels were evaluated immediately after waking and one upon returning home from work...
May 30, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
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