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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944568/what-patients-and-members-of-their-support-networks-ask-about-transplant-program-data
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Cory R Schaffhausen, Marilyn J Bruin, Daryl Chesley, Maureen McBride, Jon J Snyder, Bertram L Kasiske, Ajay K Israni
Transplant patients often seek specific data and statistics to inform medical decision making; however, for many relevant measures, patient-friendly information is not available. Development of patient-centered resources should be informed by patient needs. This study used qualitative document research methods to review 678 detailed Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) entries and summary counts of 55,362 United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) entries to provide a better understanding of what was asked and what requests were most common...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944453/personalised-digital-interventions-for-reducing-hazardous-and-harmful-alcohol-consumption-in-community-dwelling-populations
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REVIEW
Eileen Fs Kaner, Fiona R Beyer, Claire Garnett, David Crane, Jamie Brown, Colin Muirhead, James Redmore, Amy O'Donnell, James J Newham, Frank de Vocht, Matthew Hickman, Heather Brown, Gregory Maniatopoulos, Susan Michie
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol use contributes significantly to physical and psychological illness, injury and death, and a wide array of social harm in all age groups. A proven strategy for reducing excessive alcohol consumption levels is to offer a brief conversation-based intervention in primary care settings, but more recent technological innovations have enabled people to interact directly via computer, mobile device or smartphone with digital interventions designed to address problem alcohol consumption...
September 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944054/picturing-waters-a-review-of-photovoice-and-similar-participatory-visual-research-on-water-governance
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REVIEW
Emanuele Fantini
Seeing is one of the main sensory experiences for knowing water and for generating meanings of it. To acknowledge this, visual research methods are increasingly popular in social sciences. In this paper, research using Photovoice or similar participatory visual methods is reviewed in order to assess their potential contribution to the study of water governance. A total of 23 articles related to 20 projects on (1) water, health, and sanitation; (2) participation in water management; (3) landscapes and water spaces; and (4) domestic urban waters, were identified...
September 2017: WIREs. Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942869/mortality-and-operator-experience-with-vascular-access-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-pairwise-and-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Rahman Shah, Reza Askari, Showkat A Haji, Abdul Rashid
BACKGROUND: Recently, several meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that transradial access (TRA) reduces mortality compared to transfemoral access (TFA). However, a critical appraisal of these RCTs suggests that the findings could have resulted from a greater incidence of adverse events in the TFA groups rather than a beneficial effect of TRA. METHODS: Scientific databases and websites were searched for RCTs. Patients were divided into groups based on access type and whether the operator was a radial expert (RE) or non-radial expert (NRE)...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941813/the-use-of-tailored-subheadings-was-successful-in-enhancing-compliance-with-consort-in-a-dental-journal
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Despina Koletsi, Padhraig S Fleming, Rolf G Behrents, Christopher D Lynchd, Nikolaos Pandis
OBJECTIVES: Efforts to enhance the reporting of clinical trials have intensified in recent years with automated strategies and editorial involvement showing promise in improving compliance with accepted guidelines. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a concerted approach to adherence to CONSORT (CONsolidated Standards Of Reporting Trials) guidelines in a dental journal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following the publication of an exemplar clinical trial on the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) website and related changes to the author guidelines, trial submissions were required to follow a standard format incorporating subheadings mirroring the CONSORT guidelines...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941220/coping-strategies-psychological-impact-and-support-preferences-of-men-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-multicentre-survey
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Caroline A Flurey, Sarah Hewlett, Karen Rodham, Alan White, Robert Noddings, John R Kirwan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the existence and distribution of two typologies (termed 'Factors') of men with RA identified through our previous Q-methodology study (n=30) in a larger sample of men with RA, and whether differences in psychosocial impact or support preferences exist between the two factors, and between men and women with RA. METHODS: A postal survey was sent to 620 men with RA from 6 rheumatology units across England, and the support preferences section of the survey was given to 232 women with RA...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939228/reputation-management-and-content-control-an-analysis-of-radiation-oncologists-digital-identities
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Arpan V Prabhu, Christopher Kim, Eison De Guzman, Eric Zhao, Evan Madill, Jonathan Cohen, David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Dwight E Heron, Sushil Beriwal
INTRODUCTION: Google is the most popular search engine in the United States, and patients are increasingly relying on online webpages to seek information about individual physicians. This study aims to characterize what patients find when they search for radiation oncologists online. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Comparable Downloadable File was used to identify all Medicare-participating radiation oncologists in the United States and Puerto Rico...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936411/a-literature-review-on-work-transitioning-of-youth-with-disabilities-into-competitive-employment
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REVIEW
Madri Engelbrecht, Lynn Shaw, Lana van Niekerk
BACKGROUND: The marginalisation of youth with disabilities from employment opportunities is evident from literature in as far as they form part of the larger groups 'people with disabilities' and 'youth'. A focused view of programmes that assist youth with disabilities into employment has not been presented, despite the worldwide crisis of youth unemployment. AIM: This review aimed to identify evidence on work transition programmes that are effective in assisting people with disabilities into open labour market (competitive) employment, as well as to highlight gaps in knowledge to inform future research on this topic...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936356/implementation-of-the-european-health-interview-survey-ehis-into-the-german-health-update-geda
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C Lange, J D Finger, J Allen, S Born, J Hoebel, R Kuhnert, S Müters, J Thelen, P Schmich, M Varga, E von der Lippe, M Wetzstein, T Ziese
BACKGROUND: This methodological paper describes the integration of the 'European Health Interview Survey wave 2' (EHIS 2) into the 'German Health Update' 2014/2015 (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS). METHODS: GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS is a cross-sectional health survey. A two-stage stratified cluster sampling approach was used to recruit persons aged 15 years and older with permanent residence in Germany. Two different modes of data collection were used, self-administered web questionnaire and self-administered paper questionnaire...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936189/psychometric-properties-of-language-assessments-for-children-aged-4-12-years-a-systematic-review
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Deborah Denman, Renée Speyer, Natalie Munro, Wendy M Pearce, Yu-Wei Chen, Reinie Cordier
Introduction: Standardized assessments are widely used by speech pathologists in clinical and research settings to evaluate the language abilities of school-aged children and inform decisions about diagnosis, eligibility for services and intervention. Given the significance of these decisions, it is important that assessments have sound psychometric properties. Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the psychometric quality of currently available comprehensive language assessments for school-aged children and identify assessments with the best evidence for use...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935064/no-231-guidelines-for-the-management-of-vasa-previa
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Robert Gagnon
OBJECTIVES: To describe the etiology of vasa previa and the risk factors and associated condition, to identify the various clinical presentations of vasa previa, to describe the ultrasound tools used in its diagnosis, and to describe the management of vasa previa. OUTCOMES: Reduction of perinatal mortality, short-term neonatal morbidity, long-term infant morbidity, and short-term and long-term maternal morbidity and mortality. EVIDENCE: Published literature on randomized trials, prospective cohort studies, and selected retrospective cohort studies was retrieved through searches of PubMed or Medline, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library, using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935062/no-260-ultrasound-in-twin-pregnancies
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Lucie Morin, Kenneth Lim
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature with respect to the use of diagnostic ultrasound in the management of twin pregnancies. To make recommendations for the best use of ultrasound in twin pregnancies. OUTCOMES: Reduction in perinatal mortality and morbidity and short- and long-term neonatal morbidity in twin pregnancies. Optimization of ultrasound use in twin pregnancies. EVIDENCE: Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and the Cochrane Library in 2008 and 2009 using appropriate controlled vocabulary (e...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935024/note-from-the-editors-wave-goodbye-and-say-hello-eurosurveillance-to-launch-new-website-soon
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September 21, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934949/online-surveillance-of-media-health-event-reporting-in-nepal-digital-disease-detection-from-a-one-health-perspective
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Jessica S Schwind, Stephanie A Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J Wolking, Sameer M Dixit, Rajesh M Rajbhandari, Sumiko R Mekaru, John S Brownstein
BACKGROUND: Traditional media and the internet are crucial sources of health information. Media can significantly shape public opinion, knowledge and understanding of emerging and endemic health threats. As digital communication rapidly progresses, local access and dissemination of health information contribute significantly to global disease detection and reporting. METHODS: Health event reports in Nepal (October 2013-December 2014) were used to characterize Nepal's media environment from a One Health perspective using HealthMap - a global online disease surveillance and mapping tool...
September 21, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934871/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-vision-venous-intervention-versus-shunting-in-iih-for-optic-nerve-disc-swelling-trial-patient-perspective-questionnaire
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Arun Chandran, Heinke Pulhorn, Catherine McMahon
INTRODUCTION: Headaches, visual problems and tinnitus are symptoms of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) which resolve with reduction of CSF pressure. Impaired cranial venous outflow has been implicated in the pathogenesis and there is evidence of good treatment results in IIH using venous sinus stenting. We are currently initiating a multi-centre randomised controlled trial, the VISION study (Venous Intervention versus Shunting in IIH for Optic Disc Swelling) comparing radiological (venous sinus stenting) to surgical intervention (CSF shunting)...
September 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934401/lessons-learned-for-reducing-the-negative-impact-of-adverse-events-on-patients-health-professionals-and-healthcare-organizations
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Jose Joaquin Mira, Susana Lorenzo, Irene Carrillo, Lena Ferrús, Carmen Silvestre, Pilar Astier, Fuencisla Iglesias-Alonso, Jose Angel Maderuelo, Pastora Pérez-Pérez, Maria Luisa Torijano, Elena Zavala, Susan D Scott
Purpose: To summarize the knowledge about the aftermath of adverse events (AEs) and develop a recommendation set to reduce their negative impact in patients, health professionals and organizations in contexts where there is no previous experiences and apology laws are not present. Data sources: Review studies published between 2000 and 2015, institutional websites and experts' opinions on patient safety. Study selection: Studies published and websites on open disclosure, and the second and third victims' phenomenon...
August 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933516/anti-il5-therapies-for-asthma
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REVIEW
Hugo A Farne, Amanda Wilson, Colin Powell, Lynne Bax, Stephen J Milan
BACKGROUND: This review is the first update of a previously published review in The Cochrane Library (Issue 7, 2015). Interleukin-5 (IL-5) is the main cytokine involved in the activation of eosinophils, which cause airway inflammation and are a classic feature of asthma. Monoclonal antibodies targeting IL-5 or its receptor (IL-5R) have been developed, with recent studies suggesting that they reduce asthma exacerbations, improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and lung function...
September 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931133/a-descriptive-study-of-advising-practices-during-travel-health-consultations-in-france
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C Marchand, F Merrina, R Gagnayre, O Bouchaud
Background: Recommendations for improving traveler adherence address both the content of the advice given and the structure of the consultation. The objective of this article is to describe how travel health consultations are structured in France. Methods: A questionnaire based on both theoretical foundations and recommendations in the literature was sent to health professionals who practice in travel clinics, all of them members of France's Société de Médecine des Voyages...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930628/estimation-and-inference-for-the-mediation-proportion
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Daniel Nevo, Xiaomei Liao, Donna Spiegelman
In epidemiology, public health and social science, mediation analysis is often undertaken to investigate the extent to which the effect of a risk factor on an outcome of interest is mediated by other covariates. A pivotal quantity of interest in such an analysis is the mediation proportion. A common method for estimating it, termed the "difference method", compares estimates from models with and without the hypothesized mediator. However, rigorous methodology for estimation and statistical inference for this quantity has not previously been available...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Biostatistics
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