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Goldsmith Joy - - 2013
Oncology nurses consistently exhibit distress when communicating about end-of-life topics with patients and families. Poor communication experiences and processes correlate with emotional distress, moral distress, and work-related stress. The National Consensus Project (NCP) for Quality Palliative Care developed clinical practice guidelines to establish quality standards for the practice of palliative ...
Dienstknecht T - - 2013
We report the functional and socioeconomic long-term outcome of patients with pelvic ring injuries. We identified 109 patients treated at a Level I trauma centre between 1973 and 1990 with multiple blunt orthopaedic injuries including an injury to the pelvic ring, with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of ≥ 16. ...
Selvi A Arul - - 2013
A simple competitive immunoassay was developed for the measurement of isoprothiolane in rice, soil, and water samples. It employed the avian antibodies (IgY) that recognized isoprothiolane as a capture reagent and isoprothiolane-alkaline phosphatase conjugate as an enzyme label. The assay depended on the competitive binding between the anti-isoprothiolane antibody and ...
Gentile S S Laboratoire de Santé Publique, EA 3279, Faculté de Médecine, Université de La Méditerranée, Marseille, - - 2013
To identify independent risk factors of mortality among elderly patients in the 3 months after their visit (T3) to an emergency department (ED). Prospective cohort study. University hospital ED in an urban setting in France. One hundred seventy-three patients aged 75 and older were admitted to the ED over two ...
Henseler J F - - 2013
Surgical repair of posterosuperior rotator cuff tears has a poorer outcome and a higher rate of failure compared with repairs of supraspinatus tears. In this prospective cohort study 28 consecutive patients with an irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tear after failed conservative or surgical treatment underwent teres major tendon transfer. Their ...
Roqué M M Institut de l'Envelliment, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sant Pau Institute of Biomedical Research (IIB-Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain. - - 2013
The objective of this study is to assess the nutritional status, measured by the MNA, in community-dwelling elderly individuals with dementia and to identify clinical risk factors for nutritional risk or malnutrition. Cross-sectional analysis of a cluster randomized clinical trial (Nutrialz). Community-dwelling individuals attending dementia clinics. 940 individuals. The clinical ...
Marengo Glaucia - - 2013
This study sought to validate the Portuguese translation of a questionnaire on maltreatment of children and adolescents, developed by Russell et al. and to test its psychometric properties for use in Brazil. The original questionnaire was translated into Portuguese using a standardized forward-backward linguistic translation method. Both face and content ...
Bilotti Elizabeth - - 2013
Although the incidence of multiple myeloma (MM) is increasing, the median overall survival and the number of agents in the pipeline for treating MM also are increasing. Response rates higher than 80% are not uncommon in the frontline setting when the novel agents thalidomide, lenalidomide, and bortezomib are used in ...
Khanduja V - - 2013
The FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination has three components: MCQs, Vivas and Clinical Examination. The Vivas are further divided into four sections comprising Basic Science, Adult Pathology, Hands and Children's Orthopaedics and Trauma. The Clinical Examination section is divided into Upper and Lower limb cases. The aim of this section ...
Yanof Judith A - - 2013
Imaginary play is often a child's best way of communicating affects, fantasies, and internal states. In play children are freer to express their forbidden and conflicted thoughts. Consequently, one of the best ways for the therapist to enter the child's world is to do so from within the displacement of ...
Tschan Regine - - 2013
The aim of this study was to perform a 3-year follow-up of primary somatoform vertigo and dizziness (SVD) regarding health care use and treatment. Ninety-two patients with dizziness underwent detailed vestibular neurophysiological testing and a Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Psychometric assessments ...
Luckasson Ruth - - 2013
Abstract This article focuses on recommendations for naming, defining, diagnosing, classifying, and planning supports for individuals with intellectual disability (ID). The article provides an overview of the essential questions addressed by the respective functions and provides a series of specific recommendations that address the high stakes involved for people with ...
Hasunuma Itaru - - 2013
Three forms of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) are found in vertebrates; these differ in amino acid sequence, localization, distribution, and embryological origin. We used northern blot analysis, and in situ hybridization to detect GnRH transcripts in various tissues in the large ascidian Halocynthia roretzi. We cloned a cDNA encoding two novel ...
Liebs T R - - 2013
We investigated whether an asymmetric extension gap seen on routine post-operative radiographs after primary total knee replacement (TKR) is associated with pain at three, six, 12 and 24 months' follow-up. On radiographs of 277 patients after primary TKR we measured the distance between the tibial tray and the femoral condyle ...
Kirihara Takashi - - 2013
We assessed dispersal and vicariant events in four species of Japanese moles in the genera Mogera and Euroscaptor to better understand the factors shaping intra- and interspecific differentiation in Japanese moles. We used the combined viewpoints of molecular phylogeny and historical geology using nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial (cytochrome b; Cytb) ...
Penrose Rebecca - - 2013
The objective of the current article was to assess the psychosocial impact of treatment-related infertility or the possibility of infertility on young women with cancer in contrast to the general population. Literature on the subject of female infertility among the general population and treatment-related female infertility among young women with ...
Kim S M - - 2013
It is important to be able to identify patients with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in order to minimise the risk of an event. We investigated the incidence and risk factors for post-operative VTE in 168 consecutive patients with a malignancy of the lower limb. The period of ...
Ogundiji Opeyemi T - - 2013
Immune status of school children aged from 10-23 years against measles virus was determined by the hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) test with a view of assessing herd immunity. Blood samples from 500 schoolchildren were collected by finger-pricking in Ropacco filter papers. Sera were extracted in 1 mL of cold phosphate buffered saline and ...
Johnson Lori - - 2013
The public and healthcare payers are increasingly looking to specialty designations and certifications to determine the quality of cancer centers. The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program is one way for cancer centers to demonstrate commitment to high-quality patient care. Achieving QOPI certification for the author's cancer center was ...
Puchwein P - - 2013
Ventral screw osteosynthesis is a common surgical method for treating fractures of the odontoid peg, but there is still no consensus about the number and diameter of the screws to be used. The purpose of this study was to develop a more accurate measurement technique for the morphometry of the ...
Duron E E AP-HP, groupe hospitalier Paris-centre. Broca Hospital, Department of Geriatrics, Paris, France. - - 2013
Some studies have highlighted the difficulty for physicians to evaluate patient's ability to consent to bio-medical research in the elderly population. The University of California Brief Assessment of Capacity to Consent (UBACC) is a rapid questionnaire to assess the ability to consent, previously validated among schizophrenic patients. To evaluate the ...
Serra Marianna - - 2013
The negative attitudes surrounding mental disorders and their treatment are a major obstacle to the correct identification and treatment of emerging psychopathologies. The purpose of this study was to investigate mental health literacy in a large and representative sample of high school students in Italy, via a booklet containing several ...
Tada Yasuhiro - - 2013
Geographic ranges of parthenogenetic animals often differ from those of their sexual conspecifics, providing valuable information about evolutionary histories. We studied the geographic distributions of sexual and parthenogenetic forms of the weevil Scepticus insularis (Roelofs) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) on Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu Islands, Japan. We collected Scepticus insularis at 18 ...
Sim Dawn A - - 2013
To describe novel segmentation protocols for choroidal layers, Sattler's medium and Haller's large vessel layers, using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT), and to examine the repeatability and reproducibility of these measurements in eyes with diabetic retinopathy. Fifty-one patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus were imaged using custom EDI ...
Henry P D G - - 2013
Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer (LDTT) is technically challenging. In order to clarify the local structural anatomy, we undertook a morphometric study using six complete cadavers (12 shoulders). Measurements were made from the tendon to the nearby neurovascular structures with the arm in two positions: flexed and internally rotated, and adducted ...
Shogren Karrie A - - 2013
Abstract In light of the rapid evolution of research, policy, and practice in the intellectual disability (ID) field resulting from shifts in our conceptualization of disability and in frameworks for the diagnosis and classification of ID, systematic consideration of the multiple, interrelated contextual factors that impact research, policy, and practice ...
Willheim Erica - - 2013
This article briefly reviews the historical and empiric foundations of dyadic psychotherapy, highlighting the evolution of the central tenet that very young children exist in a relational context. The target of therapeutic intervention must therefore be the caregiver-child relationship. General features of dyadic psychotherapy are discussed, as well as aspects ...
Balzan Ryan P - - 2013
It has recently been proposed that individuals with delusions may be hypersalient to evidence-hypothesis matches, which may contribute to the formation and the maintenance of delusions. However, empirical support for the construct is limited. Using cognitive tasks designed to elicit the illusory correlation bias (i.e., perception of a correlation in ...
Li Mingzheng - - 2013
The four major Chinese carps are commercially important fish species with high production in China. However, their recruitment decreased sharply in the Yangtze River since the late 20(th) century. In the present study, to reveal the relationships between spawning activities of the four species and environmental factors, drifting eggs were ...
Tofthagen Cindy - - 2013
Oncology nurses play a critical role in the assessment and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Baseline and ongoing evaluation of physical function is a critical but often overlooked aspect of assessment of CIPN. The diversity of symptoms and the complexity associated with neuromuscular assessment lead to challenges in evaluation ...
Qi M - - 2013
In a retrospective cohort study we compared the clinical outcome and complications, including dysphagia, following anterior cervical fusion for the treatment of cervical spondylosis using either a zero-profile (Zero-P; Synthes) implant or an anterior cervical plate and cage. A total of 83 patients underwent fusion using a Zero-P and 107 ...
Alfonso-Rosa R M RM Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Seville, Seville, - - 2013
To explore the relationship between nutritional status, functional capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Cross-sectional study. Forty two non-insulin dependent older adults from a primary care center in Seville, Spain. Function was assessed with a battery of standardized physical fitness tests. ...
Zhou Yongmei - - 2013
The present study explored the association between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR4, DR53, and auto antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its clinical significance. A total of 305 patients with RA and 50 healthy subjects who underwent medical examination were evaluated. HLA-DR4 and HLA-DR53 and auto antibodies were detected. The results ...
Wilk Joshua E - - 2013
Research involving military service members has shown a strong relationship between combat experiences and increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems. Comparatively little research has examined the relationship between combat experiences, PTSD, aggression, and unethical conduct on the battlefield, although news stories sometimes suggest links ...
Park H-W - - 2013
Severe hallux valgus deformity is conventionally treated with proximal metatarsal osteotomy. Distal metatarsal osteotomy with an associated soft-tissue procedure can also be used in moderate to severe deformity. We compared the clinical and radiological outcomes of proximal and distal chevron osteotomy in severe hallux valgus deformity with a soft-tissue release ...
Wehmeyer Michael L ML University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. - - 2013
The World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the most important diagnostic tool, worldwide, to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive the supports they need to live richer, fuller lives. And yet, the ICD has naming conventions that create a conundrum for the field, requiring ...
Schulte P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas (neurinomas) are among the most frequent peripheral nerve tumors. Nevertheless, these are seldom located in the lower extremities in association with the femoral nerve. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: In this case, the occurrence of a schwannoma adjacent to the femoral nerve is described in a patient presenting with nonspecific pain ...
Schneider A-M - - 2013
Cross-sectoral clinical pathways for chronic pain patients in standard and routine care are a major challenge for the German healthcare system. The Algesiologikum group has developed such clinical pathways including an essential infrastructure. Cooperation partners of the Algesiologikum group are two outpatient medical care units, one neurosurgery practice and four ...
Brunkhorst J - - 2013
Sectorally segregated healthcare structures are seen as a major reason for deficits in quality and efficiency. With the introduction of §§ 140 a ff. SGB V, the sectoral splitting into outpatient, inpatient and rehabilitative services will be eliminated. This is especially true for the requirements of state-of-the-art multidisciplinary and comprehensive pain therapy. ...
Osterbrink J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: High healthcare needs are evident for pain caused by cancer. Those affected are not only looking for help in acute inpatient structures but also for a much larger part in outpatient care structures. To avoid mistreatment, undertreatment or overtreatment of pain in people with cancer, it is necessary to ...
Kern K-U - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The successful therapy of phantom pain remains a major challenge, because the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are still not fully understood. A therapeutic approach with tapentadol has not been described so far. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Five patients suffering upper and lower extremity phantom pain were successfully treated with tapentadol (prolonged ...
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Given the recent horsemeat scandal, the National Office for Animal Health's fourth food chain conference, held at the Royal Society in London on March 6, was particularly timely. Representatives from all areas of the food chain, from regulators through to retailers, came together to discuss some of the myths surrounding ...
Halpern B S - - 2013
This review article gives a detailed overview regarding the growing importance of tumor boards in the daily clinical life. Improved diagnostic and therapeutic options for oncologic diseases lead to an increased complexity in patient management, which can only be handled optimally by a team of specialists. Within this process radiology ...
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New governance arrangements, including an operational board Chief executive's update on recent progress Requirement on vets to disclose convictions These were among matters discussed by the RCVS Council at its meeting on March 7. The RCVS President, Jacqui Molyneux, chaired the meeting, which was held at Belgravia House, London SW1P.
Innes John - - 2013
John Innes discusses developments in treating common articular disorders, such as dysplasia, cruciate ligament rupture and arthritis, from surgical and medical options to the promising targeted genetic medicine.
Sollberger D - - 2013
Despite the reform efforts of the last decades modern acute psychiatry still stands between conflicting priorities in everyday practice. The protection of patient autonomy might conflict with a regulatory mandate of psychiatry in societal contexts and the necessity of coercive measures and involuntary treatment might become problematic with respect to ...
Lörincz B B - - 2013
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) using the da Vinci® System is being performed increasingly on an international level. Particularly in the US, TORS is a common and popular technique. It has several advantages over the alternative minimally invasive surgical technique of laser surgery: the 3D-HD lens generates a magnified, three dimensional deep-field ...
Hahn U - - 2013
Cataract surgery is scheduled for a federal program for quality improvement across the different sectors of care (outpatient care and hospitals). In case of implementation not only ophthalmic surgeons but all ophthalmologists would have to contribute to the documentation. Urgency, potential benefits and limitations of a compulsory compared to a ...
Lafaurie-Janvore Julie - - 2013
The last step of cell division, cytokinesis, produces two daughter cells that remain connected by an intercellular bridge. This state often represents the longest stage of the division process. Severing the bridge (abscission) requires a well-described series of molecular events, but the trigger for abscission remains unknown. We found that ...
Marin Alicia C - - 2013
Helicobacter pylori infection is generally treated with therapies that include a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and, at least, two antibiotics being clarithromycin one of the most used. Antibiotic resistance, mainly to clarithromycin, seems to be increasing in many geographical areas, and this factor is considered a main cause leading to ...
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