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A Step Forward in the Conceptualization and Measurement of Parental Burnout: The Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA).

Front Psychol 2018 6;9:758. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Psychological Sciences Research Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

So far, the conceptualization and measurement of parental burnout have been deduced from those of job burnout. As a result, it is unclear whether current measures of parental burnout constitute the best representation of the parental burnout construct/syndrome: the possibility cannot be excluded that some dimensions ought to be added, which would change the structure and definition of parental burnout. In this study, the conceptualization and measurement of parental burnout were approached using an inductive method, in which the parental burnout phenomenon was (re)constructed based solely on the testimonies of burned-out parents. Read More

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Validation of a Finnish version of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (Finn-FIQ).

Scand J Pain 2017 Dec 29;3(1):15-20. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

ORTON Rehabilitation Centre, Tenholantie 10, 00280 Helsinki, Finland.

Background and purpose Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain syndrome, which affects up to 5% of the general population. The aetiology of FM is unclear. The lack of specific diagnostic laboratory tests or imaging options combined with the severe burden on both patients and society caused by the FM syndrome demands the development of valid instruments able to measure the current health status of the FM patients. Read More

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December 2017

Validity of the Parental Burnout Inventory Among Dutch Employees.

Front Psychol 2018 23;9:697. Epub 2018 May 23.

Institute for Management Research (IMR), Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

The purpose of this study was to validate the Parental Burnout Inventory (PBI) in a Dutch sample of working parents. The Dutch version of the PBI and questionnaires about work were administered to 627 working parents, with at least one child living at home. We investigated whether the tri-dimensional structure of the PBI held in a sample of male and female employed parents. Read More

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May 2018
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[Assessment of life quality and job satisfaction of neurosurgeons in the Russian Federation (a sociological study)].

Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko 2018 ;82(2):5-16

Almazov National Medical Research Center, Akkuratova Str., 2, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 197341.

Purpose: The study purpose was to investigate and evaluate factors of career satisfaction among neurosurgeons in the Russian Federation.

Material And Methods: During the pilot study, 217 neurosurgeons in the Russian Federation were surveyed in 2016. The survey was conducted through an anonymous voluntary questionnaire. Read More

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January 2018

Burnout in the staff of a chronic care hospital.

Rev Saude Publica 2018 3;52:45. Epub 2018 May 3.

Universidad de Granada, Granada, España.

OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of Burnout in a medium or long-stay hospital, to monitor its evolution and to highlight the importance of cut-off points used to avoid distortions in the interpretation of the results. METHODS Two cross-sectional studies (2013-2016) were carried out, applying the Spanish version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory to the staff of a chronic care hospital (n = 323). Result variables were: Burnout prevalence and a high degree of affectation of the subscales and predictor variables: sociodemographic characteristics and factors that trigger and modulate the syndrome. Read More

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Prevalence of burnout in paediatric nurses: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

PLoS One 2018 25;13(4):e0195039. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Introduction: Although burnout in paediatric nurses has been addressed in previous research, the heterogeneous nature of the results obtained and of the variables studied highlights the need for a detailed analysis of the literature.

Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the literature on burnout characteristics, reported prevalence, severity and risk factors, to achieve a better understanding of the risk of emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and feelings of low personal accomplishment.

Method: For this purpose, we carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Read More

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Differences in labour participation between people living with HIV and the general population: Results from Spain along the business cycle.

PLoS One 2018 23;13(4):e0195735. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Economic Analysis and Finance, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain.

Background: HIV/AIDS (Human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) not only has a strong impact on the health of the worldwide population but also affects the labour status of HIV-positive people. The primary aim of this paper is to compare the labour participation of people living with HIV (PlwHIV) with the labour participation of the general population along the last business cycle in Spain.

Method: The data used are from the Hospital Survey on HIV-AIDS, with a total sample size of 4,651 PlwHIV and the Labour Force Survey from 2001 to 2010, with a total sample size of 660,674 individuals as general population. Read More

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Decreased quality of life and societal impact of cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome treated with canakinumab: a questionnaire based cohort study.

Orphanet J Rare Dis 2018 Apr 20;13(1):59. Epub 2018 Apr 20.

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Bayle Building - Campus Woudestein, PO box 1738, 3000, DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) is a rare disease. Knowledge on the quality of life (QoL) and the disease's societal impact is limited. Canakinumab is used in increasing frequency for the treatment of CAPS. Read More

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April 2018
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Adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism, and professional burnout among medical laboratory scientists.

Med Pr 2018 May 9;69(3):253-260. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland (Faculty of Psychology).

Background: The goal of this paper is to verify the correlations between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism and the selected demographic and job characteristics vs. professional burnout among medical laboratory scientists in Poland.

Material And Methods: The study group consisted of 166 laboratory scientists. Read More

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Pediatric hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome: A case series of 4 children in China.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Apr;97(14):e0215

Department of Respiratory Infection.

Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndromes (HIES) are rare primary immunodeficiency diseases characterized by markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E, recurrent pneumonia, and chronic eczema. To date, information about pediatric HIES is limited. We aimed to evaluate the spectrum of clinical and immunological features in pediatric patients with HIES in China. Read More

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April 2018
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Theoretical impact of simulated workplace-based primary prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome in a French region.

BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 2;18(1):426. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Irset (Institut de recherche en santé, environnement et travail), UMR_S 1085, University of Angers, CHU Angers, University of Rennes, Inserm, Ehesp, F-49000, Angers, France.

Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve entrapment neuropathy in the working-age population. The reduction of CTS incidence in the workforce is a priority for policy makers due to the human, social and economic costs. To assess the theoretical impact of workplace-based primary interventions designed to reduce exposure to personal and/or work-related risk factors for CTS. Read More

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April 2018
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Consequences of parental burnout: Its specific effect on child neglect and violence.

Child Abuse Negl 2018 Jun 5;80:134-145. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Université catholique de Louvain, Department of Psychology, Place Cardinal Mercier, 10, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Electronic address:

Parental burnout is a specific syndrome resulting from enduring exposure to chronic parenting stress. It encompasses three dimensions: an overwhelming exhaustion related to one's parental role, an emotional distancing from one's children and a sense of ineffectiveness in one's parental role. This study aims to facilitate further identification of the consequences of parental burnout for the parents themselves, their spouses and their child(ren). Read More

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Incident CTS in a large pooled cohort study: associations obtained by a Job Exposure Matrix versus associations obtained from observed exposures.

Occup Environ Med 2018 Jul 29;75(7):501-506. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Background: There is growing use of a job exposure matrix (JEM) to provide exposure estimates in studies of work-related musculoskeletal disorders; few studies have examined the validity of such estimates, nor did compare associations obtained with a JEM with those obtained using other exposures.

Objective: This study estimated upper extremity exposures using a JEM derived from a publicly available data set (Occupational Network, O*NET), and compared exposure-disease associations for incident carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) with those obtained using observed physical exposure measures in a large prospective study.

Methods: 2393 workers from several industries were followed for up to 2. Read More

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July 2018
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Wellness interventions for anesthesiologists.

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2018 Jun;31(3):375-381

University of California, Irvine, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Newport Coast, California, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The review examines the different preventive measures that have been found to be useful to abolish or decrease the negative effects of burnout and increase resilience in anesthesiologists.

Recent Findings: Studies in anesthesiology cite autonomy, control of the work environment, professional relationships, leadership, and organizational justice as the most important factors in job satisfaction. Factors such as difficulty in balancing personal and professional life, poor attention to wellness, work alcoholism, and genetic factors increase an individual's susceptibility to burnout. Read More

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June 2018
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Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm in Hyper-IgE Syndrome: Rare Complication With Successful Endovascular Management.

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2018 Jul 18;52(5):375-377. Epub 2018 Mar 18.

1 Department of Cardiovascular Radiology and Endovascular Interventions, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Hyper-IgE syndrome also known as Job syndrome is characterized by elevation of circulating immunoglobulin (IgE) levels and is usually associated with recurrent bacterial infections of the skin and sinopulmonary tract. Though bacterial pulmonary abscess and pneumatocele formation have been described, pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm in Job syndrome has not been reported in literature. Our report describes a case of large pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm in a child with Job syndrome, who presented with massive hemoptysis. Read More

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July 2018
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Exposure reconstruction of trichloroethylene among patients with occupational trichloroethylene hypersensitivity syndrome.

Ind Health 2018 Mar 3. Epub 2018 Mar 3.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan.

Occupational trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure can induce life-threatening generalized dermatitis accompanied by hepatitis: TCE hypersensitivity syndrome (HS). Since the patients' exposure levels have not been fully clarified, this study estimated end-of-shift urinary concentrations of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and their lower limit below which the disease occurrence was rare. TCA concentration was measured in 78 TCE HS patients whose urine was collected at admission between 2nd and 14th days after their last shift. Read More

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March 2018
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[Relation between work-related stress and metabolic syndrome among Italian nurses.]

Recenti Prog Med 2018 Feb;109(2):137-138

Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, Università di Milano.

Aim: To investigate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) among nurses, as well as the organizational impact of work-related stress as a consequence of MS among nurses in Italy. To study the organizational models, turnover rates, and job satisfaction among nurses, in a sample of Italian healthcare facilities.

Background: MS is considered an important metabolic disorder in the modern world, responsible for diseases with economic effects on hospitals. Read More

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February 2018
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Healthy Settings in Hospital - How to Prevent Burnout Syndrome in Nurses: Literature Review.

Acta Clin Croat 2017 Jun;56(2):292-298

Quality Control Department, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Center, Zagreb, Croatia.

Healthy settings involve a holistic and multidisciplinary method that integrates actions towards risk factors. In hospital settings, a high level of stress can lead to depression, anxiety, decreased job satisfaction and lower loyalty to the organization. Burnout syndrome can be defined as physical, psychological and emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low sense of personal accomplishment. Read More

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Effectiveness of a physical activity program on weight, physical fitness, occupational stress, job satisfaction and quality of life of overweight employees in high-tech industries: a randomized controlled study.

Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2018 Mar 27:1-9. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

b Department of Nursing , I-Shou University , Taiwan.

Introduction: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a physical activity (PA) program on weight control, physical fitness, occupational stress, job satisfaction and quality of life of overweight and sedentary employees in high-tech industries.

Methods: Participants in the intervention group (n = 37) were instructed to carry out a PA program at moderate intensity for 60 min/session, 3 sessions/week for 12 weeks. Those in the control group (n = 38) received no PA program and were asked to continue their routine lifestyle. Read More

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March 2018
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Evaluation of the Role of in Antibody and T17-Mediated Responses to Pneumococcal Immunization and Infection by Use of a Mouse Model of Autosomal Dominant Hyper-IgE Syndrome.

Infect Immun 2018 May 23;86(5). Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Loss-of-function mutations in the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 gene () result in autosomal dominant hyper-IgE syndrome (AD-HIES), a condition in which patients have recurrent debilitating infections, including frequent pneumococcal and staphylococcal pneumonias. mutations cause defective adaptive T17 cellular responses, an immune mechanism believed to be critical for clearance of pneumococcal colonization and diminished antibody responses. Here we wished to evaluate the role of in the clearance of pneumococcal carriage and immunity using mice with a mutation recapitulating AD-HIES. Read More

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May 2018
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Assessing the impact of caring for a child with Dravet syndrome: Results of a caregiver survey.

Epilepsy Behav 2018 Mar 2;80:152-156. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Zogenix, Inc., 5858 Horton Street, Suite 455, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: The objective of this study was to describe and quantify the impact of caring for a child with Dravet syndrome (DS) on caregivers.

Methods: We surveyed DS caregivers at a single institution with a large population of patient with DS. Survey domains included time spent/difficulty performing caregiving tasks (Oberst Caregiving Burden Scale, OCBS); caregiver health-related quality of life (EuroQoL 5D-5L, EQ-5D); and work/activity impairment (Work Productivity and Activity Impairment questionnaire, WPAI). Read More

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March 2018
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A socio-interpersonal approach to adjustment disorder: the example of involuntary job loss.

Eur J Psychotraumatol 2018 31;9(1):1425576. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

: Adjustment disorder (AjD) was redefined for ICD-11 with core symptoms of preoccupation with a stressor and failure to adapt. The socio-interpersonal framework model for stress-response syndromes suggests that interpersonal factors, besides intrapersonal processes, substantially contribute to the development of AjD. : The current study aimed to identify predictive factors in the development of AjD symptoms by the application of a framework model for stress-response syndromes. Read More

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January 2018
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The cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for familial hypercholesterolaemia in Poland.

Atherosclerosis 2018 Mar 31;270:132-138. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) elevates the cholesterol level and increases the risk of coronary events and death. Early detection and treatment reduce this risk. We aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of FH screening in Poland in children, first job takers, and after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, each followed by a cascade screening in the relatives of the positively-diagnosed subjects. Read More

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March 2018
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Learning from Job: A Rare Genetic Disease and Lessons of Biblical Proportions.

Authors:
Joshua D Milner

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2018 Jan 29;9(1). Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Dominant negative mutations in STAT3, a critical signaling molecule and transcription factor in multiple organ systems, lead to a rare monogenic disease called the STAT3 loss-of-function, autosomal dominant hyper-IgE syndrome (STAT3LOF AD-HIES). The original name for this syndrome, Job's syndrome, was derived from the observation that patients had a propensity to develop skin boils, reminiscent of the affliction cast upon the biblical Job. Many fascinating observations have been made regarding the pathogenesis of the disease and the role STAT3 plays in human health and disease. Read More

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January 2018

Incidence and predictors of acute coronary syndrome within a year following a negative stress test-a false sense of security: is routine screening any useful?

Ann Transl Med 2018 Jan;6(1):13

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

One of the major issues in management of the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is classification of patients with atypical presentation who have low risk of having a coronary episode at presentation. There have been multiple studies on the stratification of high risk patients and medical management of such cases, however, there is a sub-class of patients who do not fit any category. In this paper, we have looked at the current literature on stratification of patients based on the study tools available and the risk of having a coronary episode during the following year. Read More

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January 2018
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[Hyper-IgE in internal medicine].

Rev Med Interne 2018 May 4;39(5):332-338. Epub 2018 Feb 4.

Service de médecine interne et maladies systémiques, CHU François-Mitterrand, 14, rue Paul-Gaffarel, BP 77908, 21079 Dijon cedex, France.

Hyper-IgE may be found under many pathological conditions. The role of IgE is essentially associated with the occurrence of allergic manifestations, which may be accompanied by an increase of their serum levels. Elevation of total IgE has also been reported in association with certain rare genetic immune deficiencies called hyper-IgE syndromes. Read More

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Towards a comprehensive routine outcome monitoring program for people with psychotic disorders: The Pharmacotherapy Monitoring and Outcome Survey (PHAMOUS).

Schizophr Res 2018 Jan 26. Epub 2018 Jan 26.

University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, University Center for Psychiatry, Rob Giel Research Center, Hanzeplein 1 (CC72), 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands; University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Care, A. Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Patients with psychotic disorders are at risk of developing mental health and social problems, and physical disorders. To monitor and treat these problems when indicated, an annual routine outcome monitoring program, Pharmacotherapy Monitoring and Outcome Survey (PHAMOUS), was developed. This paper presents the background and content of PHAMOUS, implementation of PHAMOUS, characteristics of the patients screened in 2015, and the outcome of patients with three annual screenings between 2011 and 2015. Read More

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January 2018
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Sleep and biological parameters in professional burnout: A psychophysiological characterization.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(1):e0190607. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Hôtel Dieu, Paris, France.

Professional burnout syndrome has been described in association with insomnia and metabolic, inflammatory and immune correlates. We investigated the interest of exploring biological parameters and sleep disturbances in relation to burnout symptoms among white-collar workers. Fifty-four participants with burnout were compared to 86 healthy control participants in terms of professional rank level, sleep, job strain (Karasek questionnaire), social support, anxiety and depression (HAD scale). Read More

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February 2018
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Association between Metabolic Syndrome and Job Rank.

Int J Occup Environ Med 2018 01;9(1):45-51

Department of Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: The occupation of the people can influence the development of metabolic syndrome.

Objective: To determine the association between metabolic syndrome and its determinants with the job rank in workers of a large car factory in Iran.

Methods: 3989 male workers at a large car manufacturing company were invited to participate in this cross-sectional study. Read More

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January 2018
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Insomnia and Depression: Japanese Hospital Workers Questionnaire Survey.

Open Med (Wars) 2017 22;12:391-398. Epub 2017 Dec 22.

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1, Ikenobe, Miki-cho, Kagawa761-0793, JAPAN.

Objectives: This study aimed to identify a correlation between insomnia and the occurrence of depression among Japanese hospital employees using the data obtained from a self-reported questionnaire.

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire on sleeping patterns, depression, fatigue, lifestyle-related diseases, and chronic pain was given to 7690 employees aged 20-60 years, and 5,083 employees responded.

Results: An insomnia score of >2 was observed in 840 (13%) respondents. Read More

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December 2017
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Pro-dopamine regulator, KB220Z, attenuates hoarding and shopping behavior in a female, diagnosed with SUD and ADHD.

J Behav Addict 2018 Mar 10;7(1):192-203. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

12 Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine , Staten Island, NY, USA.

Background Addictive-like behaviors (e.g., hoarding and shopping) may be the result of the cumulative effects of dopaminergic and other neurotransmitter genetic variants as well as elevated stress levels. Read More

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March 2018
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Quality of care and patient-reported outcomes in carpal tunnel syndrome: A prospective observational study.

Muscle Nerve 2018 Jun 1;57(6):896-904. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street Santa Monica, California, 90407, USA.

Introduction: Higher quality care for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may be associated with better outcomes.

Methods: This prospective observational study recruited adults diagnosed with CTS from 30 occupational health centers, evaluated physicians' adherence to recommended care processes, and assessed results of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) and Short Form Health Survey version 2 (SF-12v2) at recruitment and at 18 months.

Results: Among 343 individuals, receiving better care (80th vs. Read More

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June 2018
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Analysis of burnout syndrome, musculoskeletal complaints, and job content in middle and senior managers: Case study of manufacturing industries in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Work 2017 ;58(4):549-565

Department of Industrial Design, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México.

Background: In developing countries such as Mexico, the effects of burnout syndrome (BS) are observed in manufacturing industries. However, the relationships among BS, Job Content (JC), and Musculoskeletal Complaints (MC) are scarcely studied within the manufacturing sector, even though senior and middle managers are exposed to highly demanding and mentally exhausting situations.

Objectives: The objective of this paper is to determine the relationships among the three BS dimensions, MC, and JC among middle and senior managers of the manufacturing industry in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Read More

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January 2017
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[Influence of sociodemographic, occupational and life style factors on the levels of burnout in palliative care health professionals].

An Sist Sanit Navar 2017 Dec 29;40(3):421-431. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Hospital Universitario San Rafael (Granada). CL/ San Juan de Dios, 19-23, 18001 Granada. España..

Background: Palliative care health professionals have reported high levels of burnout. An understanding of factors associated with this syndrome in this population could foster new prevention and intervention strategies. The objectives were to evaluate the levels of burnout in each of its dimensions in a sample of palliative care health professionals and to analyze the relationship between levels of burnout and sociodemographic, occupational and lifestyle characteristics in this sample. Read More

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December 2017
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Designing a Resilience Program for Critical Care Nurses.

AACN Adv Crit Care 2017 ;28(4):359-365

Meredith Mealer is Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12631 E 17th Ave, F493, Aurora, CO 80045 Rachel Hodapp, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado. David Conrad, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado. Sona Dimidjian, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. Barbara O. Rothbaum, Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Marc Moss, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.

Background: Workplace stress can affect job satisfaction, increase staff turnover and hospital costs, and reduce quality of patient care. Highly resilient nurses adapt to stress and use a variety of skills to cope effectively.

Objective: To gain data on a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy resilience intervention for intensive care unit nurses to see if the intervention program would be feasible and acceptable. Read More

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January 2017
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Exploration of the Association between Nurses' Moral Distress and Secondary Traumatic Stress Syndrome: Implications for Patient Safety in Mental Health Services.

Biomed Res Int 2017 25;2017:1908712. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, No. 15, Vragadinou str, 3041 Limassol, Cyprus.

Work-related moral distress (MD) and secondary traumatic stress syndrome (STSS) may be associated with compromised health status among health professionals, reduced productivity, and inadequate safety of care. We explored the association of MD with the severity of STSS symptoms, along with the mediating role of mental distress symptoms. Associations with emotional exhaustion and professional satisfaction were also assessed. Read More

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October 2017
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Vitamin D Levels and Associations in Indian Patients with Primary Sjögren's Syndrome.

J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Sep 1;11(9):OC33-OC36. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

Professor and Head of Department, Department of Rheumatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Introduction: Vitamin D is a steroid hormone belonging to the class of secosteroids with myriad immune functions and has been implicated in aetiopathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases. Although, there have been various studies showing the association of vitamin D in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus in different populations, there have been limited studies on vitamin D and primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS). There are no studies on association of vitamin D and pSS from any tropical country including Indian subcontinent. Read More

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September 2017
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Burnout syndrome among healthcare professionals.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2018 02 28;75(3):147-152. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.

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February 2018
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Evaluation of Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndromes.

Cardiol Clin 2018 Feb 18;36(1):1-12. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Finance and Healthcare Enterprises, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1025 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.

Chest pain is a common complaint in the emergency department, and it is the job of clinicians to rule out life-threatening diagnoses such as acute coronary syndrome. The history, physical examination, cardiac risk factors, electrocardiogram findings, and clinician judgment are often not enough to distinguish between causes of chest pain syndromes and to reliably rule out acute myocardial ischemia. New cardiac troponin assays, especially in conjunction with clinical decision algorithms, help clinicians rapidly exclude acute myocardial infarction. Read More

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February 2018
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Evaluating prevalence and risk factors of building-related symptoms among office workers: Seasonal characteristics of symptoms and psychosocial and physical environmental factors.

Environ Health Prev Med 2017 Apr 12;22(1):38. Epub 2017 Apr 12.

Department of Environmental Health, National Institute of Public Health, 2-3-6 Minami, Wako, Saitama, 351-0197, Japan.

Background: Psychosocial and environmental factors at the workplace play a significant role in building-related symptoms (BRSs). Environmental factors change during summer cooling and winter heating using air-conditioning systems. Thus, significant risk factors in each season need to be clarified. Read More

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April 2017
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Supplementation with Robuvit® in subjects with burnout associated to high oxidative stress.

Minerva Med 2018 Jun 21;109(3):211-217. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Irvine3 Labs, Circulation Sciences, Pescara, Italy.

Background: This supplement registry study evaluated the effect of supplementation with Robuvit® on the burnout syndrome (BOS) of patients with significant fatigue and high oxidative stress. Robuvit® (French oak wood extract) is a standardized supplement, effective in treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and convalescence.

Methods: A group of 108 subjects with BOS, consisting of a subgroup of 42 young surgeons in training and a subgroup of 66 managers, were studied. Read More

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June 2018
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Risk assessments using the Strain Index and the TLV for HAL, Part II: Multi-task jobs and prevalence of CTS.

J Occup Environ Hyg 2018 Feb;15(2):157-166

a Department of Occupational Science & Technology , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , Milwaukee , Wisconsin.

The Strain Index (SI) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) threshold limit value for hand activity level (TLV for HAL) have been shown to be associated with prevalence of distal upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The SI and TLV for HAL disagree on more than half of task exposure classifications. Similarly, time-weighted average (TWA), peak, and typical exposure techniques used to quantity physical exposure from multi-task jobs have shown between-technique agreement ranging from 61% to 93%, depending upon whether the SI or TLV for HAL model was used. Read More

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February 2018
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Fetal nuchal translucency in severe congenital heart defects: experiences in Northern Finland.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2017 Dec 3:1-7. Epub 2017 Dec 3.

a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Oulu University Hospital , Finland.

Objective: To evaluate the performance of first-trimester measurement of fetal nuchal translucency (NT) in the detection of severe congenital heart defects (CHDs).

Methods: During the study period of 1 January 2008 - 31 December 2011, NT was measured in 31,144 women as a part of voluntary first-trimester screening program for Down's syndrome in Northern Finland. NT was measured by personnel trained on the job by the experienced staff. Read More

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December 2017
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Burnout and depression: Causal attributions and construct overlap.

J Health Psychol 2017 Nov 1:1359105317740415. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Burnout has been commonly regarded as a job-induced syndrome. In this 468-participant study (67% female; mean age: 46.48), we examined the extent to which individuals with burnout and depressive symptoms attribute these symptoms to their job. Read More

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November 2017
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Association between metabolic syndrome and sensorineural hearing loss: a cross-sectional study of 11,114 participants.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2017 6;10:459-465. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Occupational Medicine Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia.

Background/objectives: Hearing loss (HL) is associated with certain diseases and affects health, resulting in a low quality of life. Some components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) coincide with the risk factors for sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). To date, very few studies have examined the link between MetS and HL. Read More

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November 2017
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Prevalence and determinants of burnout syndrome among physicians in Cameroon: a research proposal.

BMC Res Notes 2017 Oct 25;10(1):508. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

Sub-Divisional Hospital Mayo Darley, Mayo Darley, Cameroon.

Objectives: Burnout syndrome is a common psychological state, that may affect human healthcare providers due to their prolonged exposure to job stressors. Burnout can hinder optimal healthcare delivery. Hence this study aims to determine the prevalence and correlates of burnout syndrome amongst physicians in Cameroon. Read More

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October 2017
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Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings.

Pediatrics 2017 Nov;140(5)

Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its statement titled "Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings" in 2007, there have been significant changes that prompted this updated statement. Infection prevention and control is an integral part of pediatric practice in ambulatory medical settings as well as in hospitals. Infection prevention and control practices should begin at the time the ambulatory visit is scheduled. Read More

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November 2017
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Effectiveness of the BOOST-A™ online transition planning program for adolescents on the autism spectrum: a quasi-randomized controlled trial.

Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2017 10;11:54. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Background: The majority of existing transition planning programs are focused on people with a disability in general and may not meet the specific need of adolescents on the autism spectrum. In addition, these interventions focus on specific skills (e.g. Read More

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October 2017
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Adherence to a Dash-style diet in relation to depression and aggression in adolescent girls.

Psychiatry Res 2018 Jan 28;259:104-109. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Department of Modern Sciences and Technologies, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Metabolic Syndrome Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Electronic address:

The aim of this study was to assess adherence to the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) dietary pattern in relation to depression and aggression in adolescent girls. The study was carried out among 580 girls aged between 12 and 18 years of age. DASH scores were determined according to the method of Fung et al. Read More

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January 2018
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Exploring Nursing Intention, Stress, and Professionalism in Response to Infectious Disease Emergencies: The Experience of Local Public Hospital Nurses During the 2015 MERS Outbreak in South Korea.

Asian Nurs Res (Korean Soc Nurs Sci) 2017 Sep 21;11(3):230-236. Epub 2017 Aug 21.

Department of Preventive Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea.

Purpose: This study aimed to examine levels of stress and professionalism of nurses who provided nursing care during the 2015 Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak based on their experience, to investigate the nurses' intention to respond to possible future outbreaks in relation to their experience during the outbreak, and to determine the relationship between the outbreak experience and nursing intention considering stress and professionalism.

Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was designed based on modifications of related questionnaires, and used to assess levels of stress, professionalism, and nursing intention according to participants' experiences during the outbreak. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between the outbreak nursing experience and nursing intention considering stress and nursing professionalism. Read More

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September 2017
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