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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637124/recovery-and-creative-practices-in-people-with-severe-mental-illness-evaluating-well-being-and-social-inclusion
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Javier Saavedra, Elvira Pérez, Paul Crawford, Samuel Arias
PURPOSE: This mixed (quantitative-qualitative) study evaluates the impact of an artistic workshop on a group of people with severe mental illness (SMI). This study focuses on the impact of creative practices on well-being and social inclusion outcomes. METHOD: After participating in a creative workshop, 31 people diagnosed with a SMI completed pre/post-intervention measures, namely, the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale and the Social Inclusion questionnaire...
February 6, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632521/verbal-and-figural-fluency-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-does-hippocampal-sclerosis-affect-performance
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Ioannis Zalonis, Foteini Christidi, Artemios Artemiadis, Constantinos Psarros, George Papadopoulos, George Tsivgoulis, Stergios Gatzonis, Anna Siatouni, Georgios Velonakis, Efstratios Karavasilis, Evangelia Kararizou, Nikolaos Triantafyllou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Clinicians commonly use verbal and nonverbal measures to test fluency in patients with epilepsy, either during routine cognitive assessment or as part of pre- and postsurgical evaluation. We hypothesized that patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with hippocampal sclerosis would perform worse than patients with lateral TLE in both verbal and design fluency. METHODS: We assessed semantic, phonemic, and nonverbal fluency in 49 patients with TLE: 31 with lateral TLE and 18 with mesial TLE plus hippocampal sclerosis...
June 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630746/delusional-parasitosis-on-the-psychiatric-consultation-service-a-longitudinal-perspective-case-study
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Adam Trenton, Neha Pansare, Anthony Tobia, Viwek Bisen, Kenneth R Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis is infrequently seen in hospital-based consultation-liaison psychiatry. AIMS: Although there are many publications on delusional parasitosis, this report reviews a unique case that was diagnosed during a hospital admission and treated over the next 36 months. METHOD: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: This case report describes a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with delusional parasitosis during a hospital admission for congestive heart failure and acute kidney injury...
May 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622193/the-lifestyle-information-and-intervention-preferences-of-teenage-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study
#4
Gemma Pugh, Rachael Hough, Helen Gravestock, Jessica B Haddrell, Rebecca J Beeken, Abigail Fisher
BACKGROUND: Little is currently known about how best to promote healthy lifestyle choices among teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer survivors. Such data gathered from a patient-centered perspective are instrumental for the development of health behavior change interventions for young people with cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the lifestyle information needs of TYA cancer survivors and their preferences regarding lifestyle information and intervention delivery...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614172/the-relationship-between-the-number-of-intersections-of-staple-lines-and-anastomotic-leakage-after-the-use-of-a-double-stapling-technique-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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SeungHun Lee, ByungKwon Ahn, SeungHyun Lee
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic intracorporeal colorectal anastomosis with double stapling technique is difficult because of unsuitable cutting angle in narrow pelvic cavity. For reasons of tilted and long linear staple line of rectal stump, circular anastomotic plane can make multiple intersections. The present study was designed to assess whether multiple intersections after double stapling technique is the risk factor of anastomotic complication in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 128 consecutive left colon and rectal cancer patients who underwent laparoscopic rectal resection with double stapling technique were enrolled in this study...
June 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613107/the-role-of-arts-activities-in-developing-resilience-and-mental-wellbeing-in-children-and-young-people-a-rapid-review-of-the-literature
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Leyre Zarobe, Hilary Bungay
AIMS: This rapid review explores the role of arts activities in promoting the mental wellbeing and resilience of children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years. METHODS: A systematic search of the literature was undertaken across 18 databases; no date limit was set on publication. Search terms included a range of creative activities: music, dance, singing, drama and visual arts; these were combined with terms linked to aspects of mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience...
June 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609417/visually-evoked-potential-markers-of-concussion-history-in-patients-with-convergence-insufficiency
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Dmitri Poltavski, Paul Lederer, Laurie Kopko Cox
PURPOSE: We investigated whether differences in the pattern visual evoked potentials exist between patients with convergence insufficiency and those with convergence insufficiency and a history of concussion using stimuli designed to differentiate between magnocellular (transient) and parvocellular (sustained) neural pathways. METHODS: Sustained stimuli included 2-rev/s, 85% contrast checkerboard patterns of 1- and 2-degree check sizes, whereas transient stimuli comprised 4-rev/s, 10% contrast vertical sinusoidal gratings with column width of 0...
June 10, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598903/self-reported-difficulties-with-everyday-function-cognitive-symptoms-and-cognitive-function-in-people-with-hiv
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Rosanna Laverick, Lewis Haddow, Marina Daskalopoulou, Fiona Lampe, Richard Gilson, Andrew Speakman, Andrea Antinori, Tina Bruun, Anna Vassilenko, Simon Collins, Alison Rodger
BACKGROUND: We determined factors associated with self-reported decline in activities of daily living (ADLs) and symptoms of cognitive impairment in HIV positive (HIV+) adults in five European clinics. METHODS: HIV+ adults underwent computerized and pen-and-paper neuropsychological tests and questionnaires of cognitive symptoms and ADLs. We considered cognitive function in five domains, psychosocial factors and clinical parameters as potentially associated with symptoms...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595241/stratifying-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-based-on-sensory-profiles-algorithm-and-sample-size-recommendations
#9
Jan Vollert, Christoph Maier, Nadine Attal, David L H Bennett, Didier Bouhassira, Elena K Enax-Krumova, Nanna B Finnerup, Rainer Freynhagen, Janne Gierthmühlen, Maija Haanpää, Per Hansson, Philipp Hüllemann, Troels S Jensen, Walter Magerl, Juan D Ramirez, Andrew S C Rice, Sigrid Schuh-Hofer, Märta Segerdahl, Jordi Serra, Pallai R Shillo, Soeren Sindrup, Solomon Tesfaye, Andreas C Themistocleous, Thomas R Tölle, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Ralf Baron
In a recent cluster analysis, it has been shown that patients with peripheral neuropathic pain can be grouped into 3 sensory phenotypes based on quantitative sensory testing profiles, which are mainly characterized by either sensory loss, intact sensory function and mild thermal hyperalgesia and/or allodynia, or loss of thermal detection and mild mechanical hyperalgesia and/or allodynia. Here, we present an algorithm for allocation of individual patients to these subgroups. The algorithm is nondeterministic-ie, a patient can be sorted to more than one phenotype-and can separate patients with neuropathic pain from healthy subjects (sensitivity: 78%, specificity: 94%)...
June 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594740/the-importance-of-registries-in-the-postmarketing-surveillance-of-surgical-meshes
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Ferdinand Köckerling, Thomas Simon, Martin Hukauf, Achim Hellinger, Rene Fortelny, Wolfgang Reinpold, Reinhard Bittner
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of registries in the postmarketing surveillance of surgical meshes. BACKGROUND: To date, surgical meshes are classified as group II medical devices. Class II devices do not require premarket clearance by clinical studies. Ethicon initiated a voluntary market withdrawal of Physiomesh for laparoscopic use after an analysis of unpublished data from the 2 large independent hernia registries-Herniamed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592160/using-virtual-reality-to-investigate-multitasking-ability-in-individuals-with-frontal-lobe-lesions
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Tanya Denmark, Jessica Fish, Ashok Jansari, Jignesh Tailor, Keyoumars Ashkan, Robin Morris
Individuals with lesions in the prefrontal cortex often show impairments with the organisation of their behaviour in everyday life. These difficulties can be hard to detect using structured formal tests. The objective of this study was to use Virtual Reality (VR) to explore the multitasking performance of individuals with focal frontal lobe lesions, specifically using the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions (JEF(©)). Nineteen individuals with frontal lobe lesions were compared with 19 matched controls on the test and a group of commonly used clinical measures of neuropsychological functioning, as well as questionnaire measures of everyday activity, anxiety and depression...
June 8, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590319/surgical-outcomes-of-27-gauge-vitrectomy-for-a-consecutive-series-of-163-eyes-with-various-vitreous-diseases
#12
Kazuhito Yoneda, Keisuke Morikawa, Yusuke Oshima, Shigeru Kinoshita, Chie Sotozono
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 27-gauge vitrectomy for various vitreoretinal disorders. METHODS: In this retrospective comparative study, 163 consecutive eyes with various diseases that underwent 27-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with or without ultraspeed transformer by a single surgeon from June 2012 through December 2014 were analyzed in regard to best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and surgery time...
January 4, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585987/online-or-in-class-evaluating-an-alternative-online-pedagogy-for-teaching-transcultural-nursing
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Jessica H Ochs
BACKGROUND: Online learning formats are prevalent in current higher education. Given the changing student demographics and the drive for creativity in educating a technology-savvy student, it is imperative to incorporate innovative and alternative learning modalities to engage these students. METHOD: This pilot study was designed as a quality improvement program evaluation comparing the effects of an online learning module with traditional classroom delivery of transcultural nursing content using a posttest two-group survey design in associate degree nursing students...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
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/28562321/intellectual-maturity-and-longevity-late-blooming-composers-and-writers-live-longer-than-child-prodigies
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Maurits P J Hafkamp, Joris P J Slaets, David van Bodegom
Life history theory links human physical and sexual development to longevity. However, there have been no studies on the association of intellectual development with longevity. This observational study investigates the relationship between the onset of intellectual maturity and lifespan through the life histories of composers and creative writers, whose intellectual development can be gauged through their compositions and writings. In these groups we model the relationship between the age at first creative work, and age at death using multilevel regression, adjusting for sex, date of birth, and nationality...
May 30, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550145/paediatric-innovation-in-pakistan-our-experience-and-a-call-to-action
#16
Walid Farooqi, Faysal Subhani, Asad Mian
Standardisation in paediatric medicine may have the unintended effect of stifling innovation. Thinking outside the box becomes even more important in low-income to middle-income countries like Pakistan, where a large paediatric population requires healthcare. In addition, there is always a lack of funds, making an innovative, low-cost and high impact solution all the more necessary. While regulation and formal research is an integral part of the process, the local synthesis of a solution must start with a creative idea...
May 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538769/participatory-methodologies-in-research-with-children-creative-and-innovative-approaches
#17
Viviane Ribeiro Pereira, Valéria Cristina Christello Coimbra, Clarissa de Souza Cardoso, Naiana Alves Oliveira, Ana Cláudia Garcia Vieira, Márcia de Oliveira Nobre, Magda Eliete Lamas Nino
Objective: To describe the use of participatory methodologies in research with children. Methods: Experience report with a qualitative approach, conducted with children between six and eleven years of age, from a municipal school in Pelotas and in the Psychosocial Children and Youth Care Center, in São Lourenço do Sul, both municipalities of the Rio Grande do Sul State. Data collection was based on records made in field and observation diaries, held from April to July 2016...
May 18, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538598/the-need-for-multidimensional-stratification-of-chronic-low-back-pain-lbp
#18
Yoga Raja Rampersaud, Andrew Bidos, Caroline Fanti, Anthony V Perruccio
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of Canadian LBP patients seeking primary care. OBJECTIVE: Determine which existing primary care LBP stratification schema is associated with distinct sub-populations as characterized by easily identifiable primary epidemiological factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Low back pain (LBP) is among the most frequent reasons for visits to primary care physicians and a leading cause of years lived with disability...
May 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538519/expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factors-neurotrophin-3-and-neurotrophin-4-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-during-heroin-dependency-and-withdrawal
#19
Yixin Li, Baijuan Xia, Rongrong Li, Dan Yin, Yanlin Wang, Wenmei Liang
Neurotrophins, brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), have been implicated in the modulation of heroin dependency. This study was designed to explore the expression alterations of BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4 in the context of heroin dependence and withdrawal in the rat nucleus accumbens (NAc). Heroin dependence was induced by a progressive intraperitoneal treatment of heroin. The results showed that the expression levels of BDNF and NT-4 were significantly decreased in the NAc of rats with heroin addiction in comparison with the control group, whereas there was a significant increase in BDNF and NT-4 expressions in the groups of rats with both naloxone-induced and spontaneous withdrawal...
May 19, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538018/low-serum-angiopoietin-1-high-serum-angiopoietin-2-and-high-ang-2-ang-1-protein-ratio-are-associated-with-early-onset-sepsis-in-surinamese-newborns
#20
Rens Zonneveld, Rianne Jongman, Amadu Juliana, Wilco Zijlmans, Frans Plötz, Grietje Molema, Matijs van Meurs
PURPOSE: Vascular inflammation and leakage in sepsis is mediated by Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and -2 (Ang-2) and their phosphorylation of the endothelial Tie-2 receptor. Levels of Ang-2 change in adults and children during sepsis, which is associated with severity of sepsis. This study investigates levels of Ang-1 and Ang-2 in newborns to gain insight in the vascular pathophysiology of early onset sepsis (EOS) within 72 hours after birth. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed amongst 71 Surinamese newborns treated with antibiotics for suspected EOS and 20 control newborns...
May 22, 2017: Shock
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