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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310627/continuity-of-care-is-an-important-and-distinct-aspect-of-childbirth-experience-findings-of-a-survey-evaluating-experienced-continuity-of-care-experienced-quality-of-care-and-women-s-perception-of-labor
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Hilde Perdok, Corine J Verhoeven, Jeroen van Dillen, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker, Karla Hoogendoorn, Jolanda Colli, François G Schellevis, Ank de Jonge
BACKGROUND: To compare experienced continuity of care among women who received midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care. Secondly, to compare experienced continuity of care with a. experienced quality of care during labor and b. perception of labor. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire survey in a region in the Netherlands in 2014 among 790 women after they gave birth. To measure experienced continuity of care, the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire was used. Quality of care during labor was measured with the Pregnancy and Childbirth Questionnaire, and to measure perception of labor we used the Childbirth Perception Scale...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291598/work-family-conflict-and-depressive-complaints-among-dutch-employees-examining-reciprocal-associations-in-a-longitudinal-study
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Yoy Bergs, Huub Hoofs, IJmert Kant, Jos Slangen, Nicole Wh Jansen
Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the reciprocal association between work-family conflict and depressive complaints over time. Methods Cross-lagged structural equation modeling (SEM) was used and three-wave follow-up data from the Maastricht Cohort Study with six years of follow-up [2416 men and 585 women at T1 (2008)]. Work-family conflict was operationalized by distinguishing both work-home interference and home-work interference, as assessed with two subscales of the Survey Work-Home Interference Nijmegen...
January 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276678/understanding-bicycling-in-cities-using-system-dynamics-modelling
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Alexandra Macmillan, James Woodcock
Background: Increasing urban bicycling has established net benefits for human and environmental health. Questions remain about which policies are needed and in what order, to achieve an increase in cycling while avoiding negative consequences. Novel ways of considering cycling policy are needed, bringing together expertise across policy, community and research to develop a shared understanding of the dynamically complex cycling system. In this paper we use a collaborative learning process to develop a dynamic causal model of urban cycling to develop consensus about the nature and order of policies needed in different cycling contexts to optimise outcomes...
December 2017: Journal of Transport & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274768/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-hearing-loss-in-adults-validation-of-a-quality-of-life-questionnaire
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E Ambert-Dahan, C Laouénan, M Lebredonchel, S Borel, C Carillo, D Bouccara, O Sterkers, E Ferrary, I Mosnier
OBJECTIVES: The impact of hearing loss and of auditory rehabilitation (hearing aid, cochlear implant) on quality of life is a crucial issue. Commonly used questionnaires to assess quality of life in these patients (Nijmegen, APHAB, GBI) are time-consuming, difficult for patients to fill out, and show poor sensitivity to small improvements or deterioration. The objective of the present study was to validate a dedicated quality of life scale for hearing-impaired adults with or without auditory rehabilitation...
December 20, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244198/rethinking-the-origins-of-autism-ida-frye-and-the-unraveling-of-children-s-inner-world-in-the-netherlands-in-the-late-1930s
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Annemieke Van Drenth
Historiographies on the phenomenon of "autism" display Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger as the great pioneers. The recent controversy on who was first in "discovering" autism urges research into the question of how scientific discoveries relate to processes of academic reflection and social intervention. The Netherlands provide an interesting case in pioneering work in autism, since Dutch experts described autism in children already in the late 1930s, preceding the first publications on autism in children by Kanner and Asperger...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240310/diagnostic-accuracy-of-high-resolution-t2-weighted-mri-versus-contrast-enhanced-t1-weighted-mri-to-screen-for-cerebellopontine-angle-lesions-in-symptomatic-patients
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Mayke A Hentschel, Henricus P M Kunst, Maroeska M Rovers, Stefan C A Steens
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy of high resolution T2-weighted MRI (T2w) for detecting cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lesions compared to a combined protocol including gadolinium enhanced T1-weighted MRI (GdT1w). SETTING: Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: A random sample of MRIs from 350 patients (700 CPAs) with asymmetrical audiovestibular complaints was used, acquired between 2013-2016...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236905/nijmegen-cochlear-implant-questionnaire-nciq-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-application-in-adults-with-cochlear-implants
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Nathália Porfírio Dos Santos, Maria Inês Vieira Couto, Ana Claudia Martinho-Carvalho
PURPOSE: Cross-cultural adaptation and translation of the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire (NCIQ) into Brazilian Portuguese and analysis of quality of life (QoL) results in adults with cochlear implant (CI). METHODS: The NCIQ instrument was translated into Brazilian Portuguese and culturally adapted. After that, a cross-sectional and clinical QoL evaluation was conducted with a group of 24 adults with CI. RESULTS: The questionnaire title in Brazilian Portuguese is 'Questionário Nijmegen de Implantes Cocleares' (NCIQ-P)...
December 11, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230508/-quality-of-life-and-vertigo-after-bilateral-cochlear-implantation-questionnaires-as-tools-for-quality-assurance
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T Rader, M Haerterich, B P Ernst, T Stöver, S Strieth
BACKGROUND: Persistent dizziness symptoms after cochlear implantation have an impact on quality of life. In this study, the effects of bilateral cochlear implants (CI) on quality of life as well as on subjective dizziness complaints are analyzed using questionnaires, some of which have never been applied before in these patient collectives. OBJECTIVE: In this article, questionnaires for the assessment of dizziness symptoms and quality of life are introduced in order to realize quality assurance...
December 11, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209150/correlation-between-subjective-and-objective-hearing-tests-after-unilateral-and-bilateral-cochlear-implantation
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Geerte G J Ramakers, Yvette E Smulders, Alice van Zon, Gijsbert A Van Zanten, Wilko Grolman, Inge Stegeman
Background: There are many methods for assessing hearing performance after cochlear implantation. Standard evaluations often encompass objective hearing tests only, while patients' subjective experiences gain importance in today's healthcare. The aim of the current study was to analyze the correlation between subjective (self-reported questionnaires) and objective (speech perception and localization) hearing test results in adult cochlear implant (CI) users. Secondary, the correlation between subjective and objective hearing tests was compared between bilateral and unilateral CI patients...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181255/development-of-a-screening-protocol-to-identify-individuals-with-dysfunctional-breathing
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Kyle Kiesel, Tonya Rhodes, Jacob Mueller, Alyssa Waninger, Robert Butler
Introduction: Dysfunctional breathing (DB) has been linked to health conditions including low back pain and neck pain and adversely effects the musculoskeletal system. Individuals with DB often have decreased pain thresholds and impaired motor control, balance, and movement. No single test or screen identifies DB, which is multi-dimensional, and includes biochemical, biomechanical, and psychophysiological components. Several tools assess and test for DB, but no screen exists to determine whether additional testing and assessment are indicated...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162089/patient-perspectives-on-continuity-of-care-adaption-and-preliminary-psychometric-assessment-of-a-norwegian-version-of-the-nijmegen-continuity-questionnaire-ncq-n
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Øystein Hetlevik, Merethe Hustoft, Annemarie Uijen, Jörg Aßmus, Sturla Gjesdal
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care is regarded as a core quality element in healthcare. Continuity can be related to one or more specific caregivers but also applies to collaboration within a team or across boundaries of healthcare. Measuring continuity is important to identify problems and evaluate quality improvement of interventions. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and psychometric properties of a Norwegian version of the Nijmegen Continuity Questionnaire (NCQ). METHODS: The NCQ was developed in The Netherlands...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125380/breathing-pattern-recordings-using-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-before-and-after-a-physiotherapy-breathing-retraining-program-for-asthma-a-case-report
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Rokhsaneh Tehrany, Ruth DeVos, Anne Bruton
Breathing retraining (BR) improves symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life in adults with asthma; but there remains uncertainty as to mechanism of effect. One of the intuitively logical theories is that BR works through altering breathing pattern. There is currently no evidence, however, that BR does result in measurable changes in breathing pattern. In this case report we describe the effects of physiotherapy BR on a 57-year-old female with a 10-year history of asthma. Data were collected before and after a physiotherapy BR program comprising three sessions over 18 weeks: breathing pattern (respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP); physiology (end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2), heart rate, oxygen saturations, spirometric lung function); questionnaires (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, Nijmegen Questionnaire); and medication usage...
November 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106598/safety-and-effectiveness-of-restrictive-eculizumab-treatment-in-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Kioa L Wijnsma, Caroline Duineveld, Elena B Volokhina, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack F M Wetzels
Background: Atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare but severe form of thrombotic microangiopathy as a consequence of complement dysregulation. aHUS has a poor outcome with high mortality and >50% of patients developing end-stage renal disease. Since the end of 2012, these outcomes have greatly improved with the introduction of eculizumab. Currently the duration of treatment is debated. Most guidelines advise lifelong treatment. However, there is no hard evidence to support this advice...
July 4, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103551/decision-support-tools-in-low-back-pain
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Veerle M H Coupé, Miranda L van Hooff, Marinus de Kleuver, Ewout W Steyerberg, Raymond W J G Ostelo
Information from individual classification systems or clinical prediction rules that aim to facilitate stratified care in low back pain is important but often not comprehensive enough to be used to support clinical decision-making. The development and implementation of a clinically useful decision support tool (DST) that considering all key features is a challenging enterprise, requiring a multidisciplinary approach. Key features are inclusion of all relevant treatment options, patient characteristics, and benefits and harms and presentation as an accessible and easy to use toolkit...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067548/operating-room-waste-disposable-supply-utilization-in-neurointerventional-procedures
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Luigi Rigante, Walid Moudrous, Joost de Vries, André J Grotenhuis, Hieronymus D Boogaarts
BACKGROUND: Operating rooms account for 70% of hospital waste, increasing healthcare costs and creating environmental hazards. Endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular pathologies has become prominent, and associated products highly impact the total cost of care. We investigated the costs of endovascular surgical waste at our institution. METHODS: Data from 53 consecutive endovascular procedures at the Radboud UMC Nijmegen from May to December 2016 were collected...
October 25, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028944/identification-and-replication-of-the-interplay-of-four-genetic-high-risk-variants-for-urinary-bladder-cancer
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Silvia Selinski, Meinolf Blaszkewicz, Katja Ickstadt, Holger Gerullis, Thomas Otto, Emanuel Roth, Frank Volkert, Daniel Ovsiannikov, Oliver Moormann, Gergely Banfi, Peter Nyirady, Sita H Vermeulen, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Jonine D Figueroa, Alison Johnson, Margaret R Karagas, Manolis Kogevinas, Nuria Malats, Molly Schwenn, Debra T Silverman, Stella Koutros, Nathaniel Rothman, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Jan G Hengstler, Klaus Golka
Little is known whether genetic variants identified in genome-wide association studies interact to increase bladder cancer risk. Recently, we identified two- and three-variant combinations associated with a particular increase of bladder cancer risk in a urinary bladder cancer case-control series (IfADo, 1501 cases, 1565 controls). In an independent case-control series (Nijmegen Bladder Cancer Study, NBCS, 1468 cases, 1720 controls) we confirmed these two- and three-variant combinations. Pooled analysis of the two studies as discovery group (IfADo-NBCS) resulted in sufficient statistical power to test up to four-variant combinations by a logistic regression approach...
September 27, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973861/ctcf-prevents-genomic-instability-by-promoting-homologous-recombination-directed-dna-double-strand-break-repair
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Fengchao Lang, Xin Li, Wenhai Zheng, Zhuoran Li, Danfeng Lu, Guijun Chen, Daohua Gong, Liping Yang, Jinlin Fu, Peng Shi, Jumin Zhou
CTCF is an essential epigenetic regulator mediating chromatin insulation, long-range regulatory interactions, and the organization of large topological domains in the nucleus. Phenotypes of CTCF haploinsufficient mutations in humans, knockout in mice, and depletion in cells are often consistent with impaired genome stability, but a role of CTCF in genome maintenance has not been fully investigated. Here, we report that CTCF maintains genome stability, is recruited to sites of DNA damage, and promotes homologous recombination repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs)...
October 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963315/reducing-steroids-in-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome-the-restern-study-protocol-of-a-national-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-non-inferiority-intervention-study
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A M Schijvens, E M Dorresteijn, N Roeleveld, R Ter Heine, J A E van Wijk, A H M Bouts, M G Keijzer-Veen, N C A J van de Kar, L P W J van den Heuvel, M F Schreuder
INTRODUCTION: Oral corticosteroids are the first-line treatment for idiopathic childhood nephrotic syndrome. Most children experience several relapses, needing repeated courses of corticosteroid therapy. This exposes them to side effects and long-term complications. For most patients, long-term prognosis is for complete resolution of the disease over time and maintenance of normal kidney function. Therefore, it is vital to focus on minimising adverse events of the disease and its therapy...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960803/clinical-report-warsaw-breakage-syndrome-with-small-radii-and-fibulae
#19
Sarah Eppley, Robert J Hopkin, Bryce Mendelsohn, Anne M Slavotinek
We present two new cases of Warsaw Breakage Syndrome (WABS), an autosomal recessive cohesinopathy, in sisters aged 13 and 11 years who both had compound heterozygous mutations in DDX11. After exclusion of Fanconi anemia, Bloom syndrome and Nijmegen breakage syndrome, whole exome sequencing revealed two novel variants-c.1523T>G, predicting (p.Leu508Arg) and c.1949-1G>A (IVS19-1G>A), that were confirmed with Sanger sequencing in both affected individuals. DDX11 encodes an iron-sulfur-containing DNA helicase, and mutations in this gene have been reported in the five WABS cases previously identified to date...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944752/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-breathing-retraining-exercises-taught-by-a-physiotherapist-either-by-instructional-dvd-or-in-face-to-face-sessions-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-adults
#20
Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
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