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Circadian characteristics of the rest-activity rhythm, executive function, and glucose fluctuations in young adults with type 1 diabetes.

Chronobiol Int 2021 Jun 15:1-11. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Circadian alignment is an important element in individual health, and one behavioral marker, rest-activity rhythm, could influence self-management in young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Little is known about the rest-activity rhythms, executive function, and glycemia among young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The purpose of this study was to evaluate parametric and nonparametric circadian characteristics of the rest-activity rhythm and the associations between these variables, sleep-wake behavior, executive function, and glycemia among young adults with T1D. Read More

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[Dietary patterns of Roma population and total population in Spain].

Gac Sanit 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, España; Federación de Asociaciones Gitanas (FAGA), Alicante, España.

Objective: The NAOS (Nutrición, Actividad Física y Prevención de la Obesidad) strategy implemented by Spanish Ministry of Health proposes a range of healthy dietary guidelines. The objective of this article is to analyze the degree these nutritional patterns are monitored by the Roma population, compared to the rest of the population, compared to the total Spanish population.

Methods: Data from the 2012 National Health Survey and the 2014 Roma Health Survey were compared. Read More

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Clinical Pharmacology of Hyperammonemia by Sodium Valproate and Carbamazepine in People Living with HIV.

CNS Spectr 2021 Apr;26(2):143

Argentine Society of Neuropsychopharmacology, Buenos Aires City, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Introduction: Hyperammonaemia (HA) is observed in decompensated liver disease. The picture of hyperammonemic encephalopathy in non-cirrhotic patients was reported mostly associated with valproic acid. There are few reports of hyperammonemia in people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) and they are associated with other comorbidities and few with antiretrovirals (HAART), but not as adverse drug reactions associated with psychotropic drugs associated with the virus. Read More

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Adverse outcomes after surgeries in patients with liver cirrhosis among Korean population: A population-based study.

PLoS One 2021 14;16(6):e0253165. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Patients with liver cirrhosis have an increased risk of in-hospital mortality or postoperative complication after surgery. However, large-scale studies on the prognosis of these patients after surgery are lacking. The aim of the study was to investigate the adverse outcomes of patients with liver cirrhosis after surgery over five years. Read More

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Pilot comparison of the ease of swallowing of single tablet antiretroviral regimens.

AIDS Care 2021 Jun 14:1-4. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Medicine/Infectious Diseases Division, Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Daily adherence to lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) is required to achieve long term treatment success. However, patient preferences for ART tablet size have not been well studied. Our study assessed factors associated with the ease of swallowing (EoS) and tolerability of two placebo tablets representing and matching B/F/TAF (BPT) and DTG/ABC/3TC (DPT). Read More

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A study of medication compliance in geriatric patients with chronic illness.

J Family Med Prim Care 2021 Apr 29;10(4):1644-1648. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Edappally, Kerala, India.

Introduction: Adherence is a multifactorial phenomenon. Usually geriatric patients will have multiple co morbidities because of which poly pharmacy results. This can adversely affect medication compliance. Read More

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Calcipotriol/Betamethasone Dipropionate Aerosol Foam for Plaque Psoriasis: A Prospective, Observational, Non-Interventional, Single-Center Study of Patient Adherence and Satisfaction in Daily Use.

Dermatol Pract Concept 2021 May 20;11(3):e2021056. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Psoriasis, Dermatology, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain.

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Patients with mild-moderate psoriasis can be treated with topical medications, such as the combination drug calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate (Cal/BD).

Objectives: This study investigated the adherence of psoriasis patients to therapy with Cal/BD aerosol foam, as well as their satisfaction with the treatment's efficacy, safety, and effect on their quality of life. Read More

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Social Isolation During COVID-19 Pandemic. Perceived Stress and Containment Measures Compliance Among Polish and Italian Residents.

Front Psychol 2021 28;12:673514. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Developmental Psychiatry, Psychotic and Geriatric Disorders, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland.

Background: In this study, we analyze the association of social isolation in the first phase of the pandemic with perceived stress among residents of Poland and Italy with a look at how these populations adjust to and comply with implemented regulations, guidelines, and restrictions.

Materials And Methods: Internet survey with Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) and questions regarding mobility patterns, attitude, and propensity to adjust toward the implemented measures and current health condition was made among Polish and Italian residents (Cronbach's alpha 0.86 and 0. Read More

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Identification of Immunosuppressive Medication Nonadherence Factors Through a Combined Theory Model in Renal Transplant Recipients: 6-12.

Front Pharmacol 2021 26;12:655836. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Transplantation, The Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China.

Immunosuppressive medication (IM) nonadherence is associated with poor transplant outcomes. Therefore, it is of great importance to identify predictive factors with IM nonadherence. We aimed to improve the predicted capacity of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) by adding health belief model's (HBM) variables in renal transplant patients (RTPs). Read More

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Treatment Failure and Associated Factors among Individuals on Second Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Eastern Uganda: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Infect Dis (Auckl) 2021 1;14:11786337211014518. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Soroti University, Soroti, Uganda.

Background: ART failure is a growing public health problem and a major threat to the progress of HIV/AIDS control. In Uganda however, little is documented on treatment outcomes and their associated factors among individuals on second line ART regimen. The rapid scale-up of ART over the past has resulted in substantial reductions in morbidity and mortality. Read More

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The efficacy of magnesium sulphate as an adjunct to local anaesthetics for perineal pain relief after episiotomy.

Niger J Clin Pract 2021 Jun;24(6):860-865

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria.

Background: Episiotomy is a deliberate surgical incision of the perineum with the aim of increasing the vulval outlet to facilitate childbirth. However, it could be associated with some complications, such as pain, hemorrhage, and wound infection. It is a surgical procedure that requires adherence to basic surgical principles of providing adequate analgesia. Read More

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The feasibility and effect of a nurse-led, patient-centered asthma education program in a Nigerian context.

J Asthma 2021 Jun 13:1-15. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.

Insufficient asthma education is an unmet need in Nigeria. We aimed to assess the feasibility of a nurse-led asthma education program and its effect on asthma knowledge and outcomes in Lagos, Nigeria. Using a quasi-experimental study design, we recruited participants ≥12 years with physician diagnosed asthma. Read More

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A cross-sectional study clarifying profiles of patients with diabetes who discontinued pharmacotherapy: reasons and consequences.

BMC Endocr Disord 2021 Jun 14;21(1):117. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Division of Hospital Pharmacy Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Although diabetes is one of the fastest increasing diseases in prevalence worldwide and demands significant medical resources, more than half of all patients with diabetes do not achieve the expected target level of blood glucose. As a potential cause of poor glycemic control, insufficient adherence to medication has long been discussed and variably studied. However, dropout from treatment as another plausible cause has not been fully examined. Read More

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Cognitive insight, medication adherence and methamphetamine cessation in people enrolled in a pharmacotherapy trial for methamphetamine use.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2021 May 15;130:108473. Epub 2021 May 15.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Background: The current study examined correlates of cognitive insight in people enrolled in a methamphetamine pharmacotherapy trial; whether cognitive insight at the start of the trial predicted medication adherence and reductions in methamphetamine use during the trial; and, whether insight would remain stable over the trial or improve with reductions in methamphetamine use.

Methods: A subset of people enrolled in a 12-week randomised placebo-controlled pharmacotherapy trial for methamphetamine dependence completed the Beck Cognitive Insight Scale, comprising subscales for Self-Reflection and Self-Certainty, at baseline (n = 152) and at week 12 (n = 79). Medication adherence was expressed as the percentage of non-missed doses measured using eCAP™ technology. Read More

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Phase 1 pharmacokinetics and safety study of extended duration dapivirine vaginal rings in the United States.

J Int AIDS Soc 2021 Jun;24(6):e25747

Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Introduction: Vaginal rings are a promising approach to provide a woman-centred, long-acting HIV prevention strategy. Prior trials of a 25 mg dapivirine (DPV) ring have shown a favourable safety profile and approximately 30% risk reduction of HIV-1 infection. Extended duration rings replaced every three months may encourage user adherence, improve health service efficiency and reduce cost overall. Read More

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Feasibility of a home-based foot-ankle exercise programme for musculoskeletal dysfunctions in people with diabetes: randomised controlled FOotCAre (FOCA) Trial II.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 11;11(1):12404. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Physical Therapy, Speech, and Occupational Therapy, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua Cipotânea, 51, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, 05360-160, Brazil.

This study sought to assess the feasibility of design, adherence, satisfaction, safety and changes in outcomes followed by a home-based foot-ankle exercise guided by a booklet in individuals with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). 20 participants were allocated usual care [control group (CG)] or usual care plus home-based foot-ankle exercises [intervention group (IG)] for 8 weeks. For feasibility, we assessed contact, preliminary screening and recruitment rates, adherence, and using a 5-point Likert scale to satisfaction and safety of the booklet. Read More

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A Brief Negotiation Interview Adherence Scale for Smoking Cessation: A psychometric evaluation.

J Subst Abuse Treat 2021 Jul 20;126:108398. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Yale University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine 464 Congress Avenue, Suite 260, New Haven, CT 06519, USA; Yale School of Public Health, 60 College St., New Haven, CT 06510, USA; Yale Cancer Center, 333 Cedar St., New Haven, CT 06510, USA.

Practitioner adherence to the Brief Negotiation Interview (BNI) for high-risk alcohol consumption and opioid use disorder can be measured using the BNI Adherence Scale, for alcohol (BAS-A) and opioids (BAS-O), respectively. However, no psychometrically validated brief intervention adherence scale for smoking cessation has been reported in the literature. Our objective was to develop and examine the psychometric properties of a BAS for smoking cessation (BASS). Read More

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Occupational therapy addressing the ability to perform activities of daily living among persons living with chronic conditions: a randomised controlled pilot study of ABLE 2.0.

Pilot Feasibility Stud 2021 Jun 11;7(1):122. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

The Parker Institute, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: The ABLE intervention was developed to enhance the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) tasks among persons living with chronic conditions. ABLE is a generic, home-based, individualised, 8-week occupational therapy intervention program, developed to be delivered in Danish municipalities. In a previous study, the feasibility of ABLE was evaluated in terms of content and delivery. Read More

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Development of the Bristol Rabbit Pain Scale (BRPS): A multidimensional composite pain scale specific to rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

PLoS One 2021 11;16(6):e0252417. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Animal Welfare and Behaviour, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol, Langford, United Kingdom.

A species-specific composite pain scale is a prerequisite for adequate pain assessment. The aim of this study was to develop a multidimensional pain scale specific to rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) called the Bristol Rabbit Pain Scale (BRPS). The scale was developed over five phases using a unique combination of methods: focus groups and behavioural observation. Read More

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Real-world safety and effectiveness of rivaroxaban using Japan-specific dosage during long-term follow-up in patients with atrial fibrillation: XAPASS.

PLoS One 2021 11;16(6):e0251325. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance, Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., Osaka, Japan.

Background: The Xarelto Post-Authorization Safety and Effectiveness Study in Japanese Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (XAPASS) was designed to investigate safety and effectiveness during long-term follow-up of rivaroxaban treatment, using reduced doses compared with other global regions, in Japanese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in real-world clinical practice.

Methods: In this prospective, open-label, single-arm, observational study, 11,308 patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation newly prescribed rivaroxaban (15/10 mg once daily) at 1416 sites across Japan were enrolled and followed for a mean of 2.5 years. Read More

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Feasibility of a 6-Month Home-Based Fall Prevention Exercise Program in Older Adults with COPD.

Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2021 3;16:1569-1579. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Purpose: Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high risk and rate of falls. Home-based fall prevention exercise programs reduce falls in older adults and may be an alternative approach for people with COPD without access to hospital-based rehabilitation. Therefore, we aimed to determine the feasibility of a home-based fall prevention exercise program in older adults with COPD and to examine the effect of the program on fall-related outcomes at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Read More

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A randomised controlled trial on effectiveness and feasibility of sport climbing in Parkinson's disease.

NPJ Parkinsons Dis 2021 Jun 10;7(1):49. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Physical activity is of prime importance in non-pharmacological Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment. The current study examines the effectiveness and feasibility of sport climbing in PD patients in a single-centre, randomised controlled, semi-blind trial. A total of 48 PD patients without experience in climbing (average age 64 ± 8 years, Hoehn & Yahr stage 2-3) were assigned either to participate in a 12-week sport climbing course (SC) or to attend an unsupervised physical training group (UT). Read More

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Exercisers' Affective and Enjoyment Responses: A Meta-Analytic and Meta-Regression Review.

Percept Mot Skills 2021 Jun 10:315125211024212. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Discipline of Exercise and Sports Science, Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia.

Affective responses and enjoyment of exercise mediate exercise adherence, but previous research findings have failed to examine nuances that may moderate this relationship. We examined the effects of exercise on affective and enjoyment responses during and post exercise through a systematic literature review and meta-regression analysis. We searched major databases up to July 9, 2020 for studies evaluating healthy adults' acute and chronic responses to exercise, using either of The Feeling Scale or Physical Activity Enjoyment Scales. Read More

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Personalized medication adherence management in asthma and COPD: a review of effective interventions and development of a practical adherence toolkit.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), Groningen, The Netherlands; Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Medication Adherence Expertise Center of the northern Netherlands (MAECON), Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:

Background: Medication non-adherence management of patients with asthma/COPD remains challenging. Given the multitude of underlying causes, a personalized approach is required. The Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) can identify reasons for non-adherence, but does not provide guidance on how to effectively act on results. Read More

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Model Structure Uncertainty in the Characterization and Growth of Geographic Atrophy.

Transl Vis Sci Technol 2021 May;10(6)

Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

Purpose: To identify the most suitable model for assessing the rate of growth of total geographic atrophy (GA) by analysis of model structure uncertainty.

Methods: Model structure uncertainty refers to unexplained variability arising from the choice of mathematical model and represents an example of epistemic uncertainty. In this study, we quantified this uncertainty to help identify a model most representative of GA progression. Read More

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A mechanistic model of methane emission from animal slurry with a focus on microbial groups.

PLoS One 2021 10;16(6):e0252881. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Liquid manure (slurry) from livestock releases methane (CH4) that contributes significantly to global warming. Existing models for slurry CH4 production-used for mitigation and inventories-include effects of organic matter loading, temperature, and retention time but cannot predict important effects of management, or adequately capture essential temperature-driven dynamics. Here we present a new model that includes multiple methanogenic groups whose relative abundance shifts in response to changes in temperature or other environmental conditions. Read More

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Acceptability of the Medication Event Reminder Monitor for Promoting Adherence to Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Therapy in Two Indian Cities: Qualitative Study of Patients and Health Care Providers.

J Med Internet Res 2021 Jun 10;23(6):e23294. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.

Background: Patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) face challenges adhering to medications, given that treatment is prolonged and has a high rate of adverse effects. The Medication Event Reminder Monitor (MERM) is a digital pillbox that provides pill-taking reminders and facilitates the remote monitoring of medication adherence.

Objective: This study aims to assess the MERM's acceptability to patients and health care providers (HCPs) during pilot implementation in India's public sector MDR-TB program. Read More

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Perceived Adequacy of Tangible Support during Stay-at-Home Orders in Chicago and New York.

J Prim Care Community Health 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211024411

Division of General Internal Medicine & Geriatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Objectives: Physical distancing precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic may challenge the provision of tangible support many middle age and older adults receive in managing their health. We examined the association between unmet tangible support needs and self-management behaviors and mental health status during the stay-at-home orders in Chicago and New York.

Methods: We used data from the COVID-19 & Chronic Conditions study collected between May 1st and May 22nd, 2020. Read More

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Racial and ethnic disparities in post-traumatic stress and illness coherence in breast cancer survivors with comorbid diabetes.

Psychooncology 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Division of Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.

Context: Breast cancer survivors (BCS) with comorbid diabetes mellitus (DM) and of racial and ethnic minority status are at higher risk of cancer-related post-traumatic stress (PTS) and severe illness beliefs. These affective and cognitive outcomes influence self-management and treatment adherence in patients with chronic conditions, yet little is known regarding the interplay of these processes in diverse BCS with comorbid DM.

Objectives: The purposes of this study were to (1) describe racial and ethnic differences in cancer-related PTS and illness perceptions; and (2) examine the relationship between PTS and illness perceptions in BCS with comorbid DM. Read More

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A musculoskeletal ultrasound program as an intervention to improve disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs adherence in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

Scand J Rheumatol 2021 Jun 10:1-9. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

: To evaluate the effect of a musculoskeletal ultrasound programme (MUSP) applying real-time ultrasonography with reinforcement of findings by a rheumatologist on improving disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) adherence in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).: Eligible RA patients with low adherence score (< 6) on the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) were randomized to either an intervention group (receiving MUSP at baseline) or a control group (no MUSP), and followed up for 6 months. Adherence measures (patient-reported and pharmacy dispensing records) and clinical efficacy data were collected. Read More

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