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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773491/association-between-number-of-preventive-care-guidelines-and-preventive-care-utilization-by-patients
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Glen B Taksler, Elizabeth R Pfoh, Kurt C Stange, Michael B Rothberg
INTRODUCTION: The number of preventive care guidelines is rapidly increasing. It is unknown whether the number of guideline-recommended preventive services is associated with utilization. METHODS: The authors used Poisson regression of 390,778 person-years of electronic medical records data from 2008 to 2015, in 80,773 individuals aged 50-75 years. Analyses considered eligibility for 11 preventive services most closely associated with guidelines: tobacco cessation; control of obesity, hypertension, lipids, or blood glucose; influenza vaccination; and screening for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancers, abdominal aortic aneurysm, or osteoporosis...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773219/an-open-trial-of-bedtime-fading-for-sleep-disturbances-in-preschool-children-a-parent-group-education-approach
#2
Michele R Cooney, Michelle A Short, Michael Gradisar
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of bedtime fading to reduce sleep disturbances in preschool aged children by using a group parent education format. DESIGN: A repeated-measures design (pretreatment, treatment, post-treatment and two year follow-up). SETTING: Flinders University Child and Adolescent Sleep Clinic, Adelaide, South Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Participants comprised 21 children (M age = 3.0 ± 0...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772378/a-task-invariant-cognitive-reserve-network
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Yaakov Stern, Yunglin Gazes, Qolomreza Razlighi, Jason Steffener, Christian Habeck
The concept of cognitive reserve (CR) can explain individual differences in susceptibility to cognitive or functional impairment in the presence of age or disease-related brain changes. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that CR helps maintain performance in the face of pathology across multiple cognitive domains. We therefore tried to identify a single, "task-invariant" CR network that is active during the performance of many disparate tasks. In imaging data acquired from 255 individuals age 20-80 while performing 12 different cognitive tasks, we used an iterative approach to derive a multivariate network that was expressed during the performance of all tasks, and whose degree of expression correlated with IQ, a proxy for CR...
May 14, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771930/perspectives-of-human-verification-via-binary-qrs-template-matching-of-single-lead-and-12-lead-electrocardiogram
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Vessela Krasteva, Irena Jekova, Ramun Schmid
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to validate the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) as a biometric modality based on two straightforward binary QRS template matching characteristics. Different perspectives of the human verification problem are considered, regarding the optimal lead selection and stability over sample size, gender, age, heart rate (HR). METHODS: A clinical 12-lead resting ECG database, including a population of 460 subjects with two-session recordings (>1 year apart) is used...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771399/trends-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-under-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-a-national-database-analysis-between-2008-and-2015
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Jennifer I Etcheson, Nicole E George, Chukwuweike U Gwam, James Nace, Alexander T Caughran, Melbin Thomas, Sana Virani, Ronald E Delanois
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage for low-earning individuals and families. With more Americans having access to care, the use of elective procedures, such as total hip arthroplasty (THA), was expected to increase. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate trends in THA before and after the initiation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding race, age, body mass index, and sex between 2008 and 2015. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for all individuals who had undergone primary THA between 2008 and 2015...
May 16, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770637/time-series-changes-in-cataract-surgery-in-korea
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Ju Hwan Song, Jung Youb Kang, Ki Yup Nam, Seung Uk Lee, Sang Joon Lee
PURPOSE: We analyzed time series changes in cataract surgeries in Korea, and provide basic data to enhance the efficiency of medical services for cataract surgery. METHODS: Among cataract surgery statistics registered in the Korean National Health Insurance Cooperation from 2006 to 2012, we used data regarding the number of patients and operations and the number of patients and operations per 100,000 people. We analyzed various time series changes, including differences by sex and age...
May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769488/plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-pngal-level-to-identify-aki-early-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-valve-surgery
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O F Miah, D K Roy, A A Chowdhury, K S Alam, M B Alam, M R Anwar, F A Dowel, A Latif, A N Hai, M A Mahmud, M A Razzak, T Ahammod, S U Ahammed, H Mahmud, R S Paul
Cardiac valve surgery is considered one of the most frequent surgical procedures in which AKI is a common & serious complication. Although serum creatinine is routinely used as a marker of renal function, it poorly reflects the immediate post operative period renal function. Within minutes to few hours after a renal insult, plasma neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin (pNGAL) is released. The aim of this study was to assess the superiority of pNGAL over serum creatinine in detecting AKI in early post operative period...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768604/-self-perceived-oral-health-status-chewing-ability-and-longevity-in-the-elderly
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Clarice Santana Milagres, Luísa Helena do Nascimento Tôrres, Anita Liberalesso Neri, Maria da Luz Rosário Sousa
The scope of this article is to assess the oral health conditions and self-perceived chewing ability among the elderly seniors (≥ 80 years). Data from the FIBRA multicentric study were used. The sample consisted of 2,341 individuals with no cognitive impairment, aged ≥ 65 years, between 2008 and 2009, where the elderly were subjected to data collection. Regarding the outcome, age was dichotomized into 65-79 and 80 and over. The association between longevity and the socio-demographic and behavioral variables, general and oral health and self-perceived chewing ability was assessed by Poisson regression...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767671/significance-of-an-increase-in-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-a-stress-test-in-terms-of-comorbidities-and-long-term-total-and-cv-mortality
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Nóra Sydó, Tibor Sydó, Karina A Gonzalez Carta, Nasir Hussain, Béla Merkely, Joseph G Murphy, Ray W Squires, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Thomas G Allison
Background: A decrease in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with exercise is considered normal, but the significance of an increase in DBP has not been validated. Our aim was to determine the relationship of DBP increasing on a stress test regarding comorbidities and mortality. Methods: Our database was reviewed from 1993-2010 using the first stress test of a patient. Non-Minnesota residence, baseline CV disease, rest DBP <60 or >100 mmHg, and age <30 or ≥80 were exclusion criteria...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767446/hydroxycarbamide-adherence-and-cumulative-dose-associated-with-hospital-readmission-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-6-year-population-based-cohort-study
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Jifang Zhou, Jin Han, Edith A Nutescu, Victor R Gordeuk, Santosh L Saraf, Gregory S Calip
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a congenital haemoglobinopathy that causes frequent acute care/emergency room visits and hospital admissions for affected individuals. Evidence from population-based studies demonstrating the role of hydroxycarbamide (HC, also termed hydroxyurea) in reducing hospital readmission rates is limited. Our objective was to describe the use of HC and its association with acute care utilization and readmission rates using a large, nationally-representative US health insurance claims database over a 6-year period between 2009 and 2014...
May 16, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766457/influence-of-age-on-variation-in-patterns-of-care-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-in-catalonia-spain
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R Vernet, J M Borras, L Aliste, M Antonio, A Guarga, P Manchon-Walsh
BACKGROUND: Population ageing is a relevant concern in people diagnosed with rectal cancer. This study evaluates the adherence to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and patient outcomes in rectal cancer, with a particular focus on variation according to age. METHODS: This is a multicentre retrospective cohort study of all patients surgically treated for the first time for primary rectal cancer with curative intent in public hospitals in Catalonia during two study periods: first, with data from 2005 to 2007, and then with data from 2011 to 2012...
May 15, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766448/cross-sectional-study-on-hospitalizations-related-to-herpes-zoster-in-an-italian-region-2008-2016
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Silvia Cocchio, Tatjana Baldovin, Patrizia Furlan, Chiara Bertoncello, Alessandra Buja, Mario Saia, Marco Fonzo, Vincenzo Baldo
INTRODUCTION: To assess the burden of herpes zoster (HZ) by analyzing HZ-related hospital admissions. METHODS: We conducted a population-based descriptive cross-sectional study on all hospitalizations for HZ among the resident population admitted to all public and accredited private hospitals in the Veneto Region (north-east Italy) during the years 2008-2016. HZ hospitalizations were identified from the International Classification of Diseases codes in the hospital discharge records...
May 15, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765394/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-elderly-stroke-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-baseline-disability
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Diana E Slawski, Hisham Salahuddin, Julie Shawver, Cynthia L Kenmuir, Gretchen E Tietjen, Andrea Korsnack, Syed F Zaidi, Mouhammad A Jumaa
Background: The number of elderly patients suffering from ischemic stroke is rising. Randomized trials of mechanical thrombectomy (MT) generally exclude patients over the age of 80 years with baseline disability. The aim of this study was to understand the efficacy and safety of MT in elderly patients, many of whom may have baseline impairment. Methods: Between January 2015 and April 2017, 96 patients ≥80 years old who underwent MT for stroke were selected for a chart review...
April 2018: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765285/anemia-and-thrombocytopenia-in-the-cohort-of-hiv-infected-adults-in-northwest-ethiopia-a-facility-based-cross-sectional-study
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Tekalign Deressa, Debasu Damtie, Meseret Workineh, Meaza Genetu, Mulugeta Melku
Background: Anemia and thrombocytopenia are frequent hematological abnormalities in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, there is a paucity of data on the prevalence and correlates of these hematological abnormalities among HIV infected adults in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and correlates of anemia and thrombocytopenia in a cohort of HIV-1 infected adults in northwest Ethiopia...
April 2018: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762920/outcomes-of-a-new-generation-stentless-aortic-valve-a-single-center-experience-with-251-consecutive-implants
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Guglielmo Stefanelli, Fabrizio Pirro, Giuseppe Danniballe, Alina Olaru, Marco Meli, Luca Weltert
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate the hemodynamic behavior over time and ease of implant and durability of the Sorin Pericarbon Freedom (SPF)® stentless pericardial aortic xenograft. METHODS: Between March 2003 and April 2010, a total of 251 consecutive, non-selected patients (mean age 70.1 years; range: 17-89 years; 17.1% aged >80 years) received a SPF bioprosthesis as an aortic valve substitute at the authors' institution. All implantations were performed by a single surgeon using a classical, double-line, subcoronary implant technique...
September 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761891/processed-electroencephalogram-and-evoked-potential-techniques-for-amelioration-of-postoperative-delirium-and-cognitive-dysfunction-following-non-cardiac-and-non-neurosurgical-procedures-in-adults
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REVIEW
Yodying Punjasawadwong, Waraporn Chau-In, Malinee Laopaiboon, Sirivimol Punjasawadwong, Pathomporn Pin-On
BACKGROUND: Postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) may complicate a patient's postoperative recovery in several ways. Monitoring of processed electroencephalogram (EEG) or evoked potential (EP) indices may prevent or minimize POD and POCD, probably through optimization of anaesthetic doses. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the use of processed EEG or auditory evoked potential (AEP) indices (bispectral index (BIS), narcotrend index, cerebral state index, state entropy and response entropy, patient state index, index of consciousness, A-line autoregressive index, and auditory evoked potentials (AEP index)) as guides to anaesthetic delivery can reduce the risk of POD and POCD in non-cardiac surgical or non-neurosurgical adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia compared with standard practice where only clinical signs are used...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761488/psychological-therapies-for-treatment-resistant-depression-in-adults
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REVIEW
Sharea Ijaz, Philippa Davies, Catherine J Williams, David Kessler, Glyn Lewis, Nicola Wiles
BACKGROUND: Antidepressants are a first-line treatment for adults with moderate to severe major depression. However, many people prescribed antidepressants for depression don't respond fully to such medication, and little evidence is available to inform the most appropriate 'next step' treatment for such patients, who may be referred to as having treatment-resistant depression (TRD). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance suggests that the 'next step' for those who do not respond to antidepressants may include a change in the dose or type of antidepressant medication, the addition of another medication, or the start of psychotherapy...
May 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761148/mortality-associated-with-hepatobiliary-disease-in-portugal-between-2006-and-2012
#18
Manuel Coelho da Rocha, Rui T Marinho, Teresa Rodrigues
Introduction: Hepatobiliary disease is becoming a major public health problem, and recent data suggest that the burden of liver disease is higher than previously thought. Our aim was to quantify the mortality from hepatobiliary disease in Portugal and to compare this with the mortality related o other causes over a 7-year period (2006-2012). Materials and Methods: A statistical analysis of mortality data according to cause, sex, age, and region from the National Statistics Institute in Portugal was carried out...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760357/intimate-partner-violence-victimization-and-hiv-infection-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-shanghai-china
#19
Ying Liu, Yuyan Zhang, Zhen Ning, Huang Zheng, Yingying Ding, Meiyang Gao, Frank Y Wong, Na He
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and its association with HIV infection among men who have sex men (MSM) in China are not understood. In this study, 732 MSM recruited from Shanghai, China between March and August 2015 were administered with a questionnaire survey and HIV blood testing. IPV victimization was measured by 25 forced-choice items capturing lifetime experience of physical, sexual, psychological, deprivation or neglect, and other forms of violence. Of them, 179 (24.3%) reported having experienced at least one type of IPV victimization...
2018: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759627/complications-and-health-care-costs-associated-with-transvenous-cardiac-pacemakers-in-a-nationwide-assessment
#20
Daniel J Cantillon, Derek V Exner, Nima Badie, Kevin Davis, Ning Yan Gu, Yelena Nabutovsky, Rahul Doshi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to retrospectively characterize transvenous pacemaker (TVP) complications and associated health care costs in a large-scale U.S. patient cohort. BACKGROUND: TVP complications have previously been shown to affect more than 1 in 10 patients but may be underestimated. Pacemakers are widely implanted across community and urban hospitals by operators of varying specialization and experience. METHODS: Truven Health MarketScan databases track U...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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