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The acoustical and perceptual features of snore-related sounds in patients with obstructive sleep apnea sleeping with the dynamic mandibular advancement system MATRx plus®.

Sleep Breath 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Center for Dentistry and Oral Hygiene, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Purpose: The effect of snoring on the bed partner can be studied through the evaluation of in situ sound records by the bed partner or unspecialized raters as a proxy of real-life snoring perception. The aim was to characterize perceptual snore events through acoustical features in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with an advanced mandibular position.

Methods: Thirty-minute sound samples of 29 patients with OSA were retrieved from overnight, in-home recordings of a study to validate the MATRx plus® dynamic mandibular advancement system. Read More

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Intraoperative radiotherapy boost as part of breast-conservation therapy for breast cancer: a single-institution retrospective analysis.

Strahlenther Onkol 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital of Freiburg, Robert-Koch-Straße 3, 79106, Freiburg, Germany.

Background: There are currently no data from randomized controlled trials on the use of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) as a tumor bed boost as part of a breast-conservation approach for breast cancer. This study retrospectively reviewed the safety and efficacy of IORT as a boost treatment at a tertiary cancer center.

Methods: From 2015 to 2019, patients underwent breast-conserving surgery with axillary lymph node staging and a single dose of 20 Gy IORT with 50-kV photons, followed by whole-breast irradiation (WBI) and adjuvant systemic therapy (if applicable). Read More

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Daytime Neuromuscular Electrical Therapy of Tongue Muscles in Improving Snoring in Individuals with Primary Snoring and Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 27;10(9). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Queen's Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Rom Valley Way, Romford Essex RM7 0AG, UK.

Evaluating daytime neuromuscular electrical training (NMES) of tongue muscles in individuals with Primary Snoring and Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). A multicenter prospective study was undertaken in patients with primary snoring and mild sleep apnea where daytime NMES (eXciteOSA Signifier Medical Technologies Ltd., London W6 0LG, UK) was used for 20 min once daily for 6 weeks. Read More

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Current status and recent advances in resection cavity irradiation of brain metastases.

Radiat Oncol 2021 Apr 15;16(1):73. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany.

Despite complete surgical resection brain metastases are at significant risk of local recurrence without additional radiation therapy. Traditionally, the addition of postoperative whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) has been considered the standard of care on the basis of randomized studies demonstrating its efficacy in reducing the risk of recurrence in the surgical bed as well as the incidence of new distant metastases. More recently, postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the surgical bed has emerged as an effective and safe treatment option for resected brain metastases. Read More

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On the importance of primary and community healthcare in relation to global health and environmental threats: lessons from the COVID-19 crisis.

BMJ Glob Health 2021 03;6(3)

Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that primary healthcare systems play a critical role in clinical care, such as patient screening, triage, physical and psychological support and also in promoting good community advice and awareness in coordination with secondary healthcare and preventive care. Because of the role of social and environmental factors in COVID-19 transmission and burden of disease, it is essential to ensure that there is adequate coordination of population-based health services and public health interventions. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the primary and community healthcare (P&CHC) system's weaknesses worldwide. Read More

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PREVALENCE AND RISK-FACTORS OF BRUXISM IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT POPULATION AND ITS IMPACT ON QUЕALITY OF LIFE (REVIEW).

Georgian Med News 2021 Jan(310):36-39

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia.

Bruxism has become more and more debatable and pressing issue all over the world last years. the etiology of bruxism has been changing diverse definitions, over the years, however recently it is defined as a repetitive jaw-muscle activity characterized by clenching or grinding of the teeth and by bracing or thrusting of the mandible. This literature review discusses the possible risk factors of bruxism in children and adolescence, among which behavioral abnormalities and sleep disturbances predominates. Read More

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January 2021

Hospital capacity for patient engagement in planning and improving health services: a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Feb 25;21(1):179. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Background: Patient engagement (PE) in planning or improving hospital facilities or services is one approach for improving healthcare delivery and outcomes. To provide evidence on hospital capacity needed to support PE, we described the attributes of hospital PE capacity associated with clinical quality measures.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of general and specialty hospitals based on the Measuring Organizational Readiness for Patient Engagement framework. Read More

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February 2021

Impact of biofeedback therapy for pelvic floor-related constipation to improve sexual function.

Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench 2020 ;13(Suppl1):S75-S80

Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Research Center, Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of biofeedback therapy on constipation to improve sexual function among the female population with pelvic floor hypertonicity.

Background: It appears that pelvic floor disorder could lead to sexual complaints. Unfortunately, there are few data on the correlation between pelvic floor-related constipation and sexual disorders. Read More

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January 2020

Exploratory pilot study of exogenous sustained-release melatonin on nocturia in Parkinson's disease.

Eur J Neurol 2021 Feb 11. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Department of Uro-Neurology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.

Introduction: Nocturia is one of the commonest non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). Nocturia has evolved from being understood as a symptom of urological disorders or neurogenic bladder dysfunction to being considered as a form of circadian dysregulation. Exogenous melatonin is known to help circadian function and can be an effective strategy for nocturia in PD. Read More

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February 2021

The Parent's Chronotype and Child's Sleeping Quality in Association with Relationship Satisfaction.

Clocks Sleep 2020 Sep 18;2(3):375-389. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Pediatric Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, Leipzig University, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.

The prospective Ulm-SPATZ study was investigated to assess the role of child sleeping quality between 4 to 6 years of age in affecting a partner's sleeping and relationship satisfaction within a couple. The study was conducted using a triadic approach in which the child was included in the Actor-Partner-Interdependence Model (APIM). Sleeping quality of the child was determined by using the German version of the children's sleep habits questionnaire, sleeping features of the parents were assessed by using the Munich chronotype questionnaire, and the partner relationship assessment was performed by employing the German version of the parenting stress index questionnaire. Read More

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September 2020

Patterns of care for prostate cancer radiotherapy-results from a survey among German-speaking radiation oncologists.

Strahlenther Onkol 2021 Jan 27. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Ismaninger Straße 22, 81675, Munich, Germany.

Background: Emerging moderately hypofractionated and ultra-hypofractionated schemes for radiotherapy (RT) of prostate cancer (PC) have resulted in various treatment options. The aim of this survey was to evaluate recent patterns of care of German-speaking radiation oncologists for RT of PC.

Methods: We developed an online survey which we distributed via e‑mail to all registered members of the German Society of Radiation Oncology (DEGRO). Read More

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January 2021

Associations Between Nonclinical Services and Patient-Experience Outcomes in US Acute Care Hospitals.

J Patient Exp 2020 Dec 11;7(6):1086-1093. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Florida State University, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, FL, USA.

Background: Patient experience is an important measure of hospital quality and performance. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, patient experiences with their care encounters are embedded into the framework of payment incentives. However, drivers of patient experience in the context of the supportive, nonclinical, services that relate to patient care have not been as well understood. Read More

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December 2020

The association between sleep health and weight change during a 12-month behavioral weight loss intervention.

Int J Obes (Lond) 2021 Mar 7;45(3):639-649. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Background: Prior research on the relationship between sleep and attempted weight loss failed to recognize the multidimensional nature of sleep. We examined the relationship between a composite measure of sleep health and change in weight and body composition among adults in a weight loss intervention.

Methods: Adults (N = 125) with overweight or obesity (50. Read More

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BMP9 and BMP10 Act Directly on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells for Generation and Maintenance of the Contractile State.

Circulation 2021 Apr 18;143(14):1394-1410. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

Departments of Cardiac Development and Remodeling (L.W., M.R., S.S., F.W., T.B., M.W., A.S., T.B.).

Background: Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) show a remarkable phenotypic plasticity, allowing acquisition of contractile or synthetic states, but critical information is missing about the physiologic signals, promoting formation, and maintenance of contractile VSMCs in vivo. BMP9 and BMP10 (bone morphogenetic protein) are known to regulate endothelial quiescence after secretion from the liver and right atrium, whereas a direct role in the regulation of VSMCs was not investigated. We studied the role of BMP9 and BMP10 for controlling formation of contractile VSMCs. Read More

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Is local radiotherapy a viable option for patients with an opening of the ventricles during surgical resection of brain metastases?

Radiat Oncol 2020 Dec 10;15(1):276. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Technische Universität München (TUM), Ismaninger Straße 22, Munich, Germany.

Background: Local hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HFSRT) of the resection cavity is emerging as the standard of care in the treatment of patients with a limited number of brain metastases as it warrants less neurological impairment compared to whole brain radiotherapy. In periventricular metastases surgical resection can lead to an opening of the ventricles and subsequently carries a potential risk of cerebrospinal tumour cell dissemination. The aim of this study was to assess whether local radiotherapy of the resection cavity is viable in these cases. Read More

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December 2020

Comparative Genomics and Functional Studies of Wheat BED-NLR Loci.

Genes (Basel) 2020 Nov 26;11(12). Epub 2020 Nov 26.

John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK.

Nucleotide-binding leucine-rich-repeat (LRR) receptors (NLRs) with non-canonical integrated domains (NLR-IDs) are widespread in plant genomes. Zinc-finger BED (named after the proteins Boundary Element-Associated Factor and DNA Replication-related Element binding Factor, named BED hereafter) are among the most frequently found IDs. Five BED-NLRs conferring resistance against bacterial and fungal pathogens have been characterized. Read More

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November 2020

Comparison of qSOFA score, SOFA score, and SIRS criteria for the prediction of infection and mortality among surgical intermediate and intensive care patients.

World J Emerg Surg 2020 11 25;15(1):63. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Department of Anesthesiology, Operative Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, University Hospital of Giessen, Rudolf-Buchheim-Street 7, 35392, Giessen, Germany.

Background: It is crucial to rapidly identify sepsis so that adequate treatment may be initiated. Accordingly, the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) and the quick SOFA (qSOFA) scores are used to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU patients, respectively. As demand for ICU beds rises, the intermediate care unit (IMCU) carries greater importance as a bridge between the ICU and the regular ward. Read More

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November 2020

Findings regarding non-sexual penile fracture in a referral emergency hospital.

Int Braz J Urol 2021 Mar-Apr;47(2):388-394

Departamento de Urologia do Hospital Municipal Souza Aguiar, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Purpose: To describe penile fracture (PF) findings with non-sexual etiology in a referral emergency hospital, with emphasis on demographic data, clinical and intraoperative findings and long-term outcomes.

Materials And Methods: Patients with PF of non-sexual cause operated at our institution from January 2014 to January 2019 were submitted to surgical treatment and monitored for at least three months after surgery. Etiology of trauma, epidemiological and clinical presentation data, time to intervention and operative findings were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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Residential care in California.

J Maps 2020 5;16(1):138-143. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

We examine the distribution of residential care in California, showing geographical disparities in care supply and need. We mapped the ratio of beds to older women in Los Angeles and San Diego County census tracts and concentrations of small and large facilities in the Cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. The largest ratios of residential care beds per older women occur on the border of the City of San Diego and on the periphery of Los Angeles County away from the City of Los Angeles. Read More

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The Parent's Chronotype and Child's Sleeping Quality in Association with Relationship Satisfaction.

Clocks Sleep 2020 Sep 18;2(3):375-389. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Pediatric Epidemiology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, Leipzig University, 04103 Leipzig, Germany;

The prospective Ulm-SPATZ study was investigated to assess the role of child sleeping quality between 4 to 6 years of age in affecting a partner's sleeping and relationship satisfaction within a couple. The study was conducted using a triadic approach in which the child was included in the Actor-Partner-Interdependence Model (APIM). Sleeping quality of the child was determined by using the German version of the children's sleep habits questionnaire, sleeping features of the parents were assessed by using the Munich chronotype questionnaire, and the partner relationship assessment was performed by employing the German version of the parenting stress index questionnaire. Read More

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September 2020

A public-private partnership for dialysis provision in Ethiopia: a model for high-cost care in low-resource settings.

Health Policy Plan 2020 Nov;35(9):1262-1267

Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Our purpose was to explore whether private-public partnerships (PPPs) can serve as a model for access to high-cost care in low-resource settings by examining a unique PPP providing haemodialysis services in a remote setting, investigating challenges and enablers. The study setting is a 500-bed teaching hospital serving a catchment population of 8 million in Northern Ethiopia. Based on local data collection, observation and in-depth interviews, we identified the impetus for the PPP, described the partnership agreement, reported outcomes after 6 years of activity and examined challenges that have arisen since the programme's inception, including funding sustainability. Read More

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November 2020

Prevention and Management of Dermatologic Adverse Events Associated With Tumor Treating Fields in Patients With Glioblastoma.

Front Oncol 2020 28;10:1045. Epub 2020 Jul 28.

Division of Clinical Neurooncology, Department of Neurology and West German Cancer Center, German Cancer Consortium, Partner Site Essen, University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are an anti-mitotic treatment approved for treating newly diagnosed and recurrent glioblastoma, and mesothelioma. TTFields in glioblastoma comprise alternating electric fields (200 kHz) delivered continuously, ideally for ≥18 h/day, to the tumor bed via transducer arrays placed on the shaved scalp. When applied locoregionally to the tumor bed and combined with systemic temozolomide chemotherapy, TTFields improved overall survival vs. Read More

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Criminal Culpability for Acts Committed During a Possible Episode of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.

Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2020 08;26(4):1070-1074

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) may result in a patient injuring a bed partner while acting out a dream. This article examines the complexities associated with RBD as a criminal defense strategy as well as the legal implications for physicians and their duty to patients and their families to mitigate risks associated with possible injuries related to RBD. Read More

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I Will Be at Your (Bed)Side - The Role of Bedside Echocardiography for Non-Cardiologists.

Ultraschall Med 2020 Aug 4;41(4):362-386. Epub 2020 Aug 4.

Internal Medicine, Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Milano, Italy.

As the availability of portable echocardiographic equipment is becoming more and more widespread, physicians can add a powerful tool to their bedside examination skills, thus helping them to more effectively face the growing complexity of patients admitted to internal medicine departments or the emergency room. Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) can be defined as a goal-directed, simplified, qualitative examination performed at the bedside using portable echocardiographic devices. FoCUS is not meant to be a substitute for a standard 2D color Doppler echocardiographic examination. Read More

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A Neurologist's Guide to REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.

Front Neurol 2020 8;11:610. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Department of Neurology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom.

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) is a chronic sleep condition characterized by dream enactment and loss of REM atonia. Individuals often present to clinic with complaints of injury to themselves or their bed-partner due to violent movements during sleep. RBD patients have a high risk of developing one of the neurodegenerative α-synucleinopathy diseases: over 70% will develop parkinsonism or dementia within 12 years of their diagnosis. Read More

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Statewide Real-Time Tracking of Beds and Ventilators During Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Beyond.

Crit Care Explor 2020 Jun 11;2(6):e0142. Epub 2020 Jun 11.

OHSU Health, Mission Control, Portland, OR.

This brief report describes the rapid deployment of a real-time electronic tracking board for all hospitals in the state of Oregon. In preparation for the coronavirus disease 2019 surge on hospital resources, and in collaboration across health systems, with health authorities and an industry partner, we combined existing infrastructures to create the first automated tracking board for our entire state, including bed types by health system and geographic area, and with granularity to the individual unit level for each participating hospital. At the time of submission, we have a live snapshot of 87% of beds in the state, including real-time ventilator data across eight health systems. Read More

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Extracranial Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in Oligometastatic or Oligoprogressive Breast Cancer.

Front Oncol 2020 26;10:987. Epub 2020 Jun 26.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany.

Oligometastatic disease (OMD) and oligoprogressive disease (OPD) describe tumor states with a limited metastasization. In contrast to other disease states, treatment of OMD or OPD has not yet become common for breast cancer. We sought to understand the outcomes and toxicities of this treatment paradigm. Read More

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Bed-Sharing in Couples Is Associated With Increased and Stabilized REM Sleep and Sleep-Stage Synchronization.

Front Psychiatry 2020 25;11:583. Epub 2020 Jun 25.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Kiel, Germany.

Background/objectives: Sharing the bed with a partner is common among adults and impacts sleep quality with potential implications for mental health. However, hitherto findings are contradictory and particularly polysomnographic data on co-sleeping couples are extremely rare. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of a bed partner's presence on individual and dyadic sleep neurophysiology. Read More

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Syphilis seroprevalence and seroconversion among people newly diagnosed with HIV during the pre-antiretroviral therapy period in rural China.

Int J STD AIDS 2020 Aug 6;31(9):876-885. Epub 2020 Jul 6.

China-Australia Joint Research Center for Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an, China.

Syphilis has a high incidence among people living with HIV (PLHIV), which may be attributable to their similar sexual transmission route. A retrospective cohort study was conducted during the period 2009-2015 to investigate the syphilis seroprevalence and incidence of syphilis seroconversion among newly-diagnosed PLHIV in rural Yunnan, China. Recent HIV infection among PLHIV was identified by BED capture enzyme immunoassay. Read More

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