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Neurotoxicity prevention with a multimodal program (ATENTO) prior to cancer treatment versus throughout cancer treatment in women newly diagnosed for breast cancer: Protocol for a randomized clinical trial.

Res Nurs Health 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

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

A current challenge in breast cancer (BC) patients is how to reduce the side effects of cancer and cancer treatments and prevent a decrease in quality of life (QoL). Neurotoxic side effects, especially from chemotherapy, are present in up to 75% of women with BC, which implies a large impact on QoL. There is a special interest in the preventive possibilities of therapeutic exercise (TE) for these neurological sequelae, and the benefits of TE could be improved when it is combined with vagal activation techniques (VATs). Read More

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Anxiety levels and sleep quality in nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perspect Psychiatr Care 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül Üniversity, Bandırma, Balıkesir, Turkey.

Purpose: This study was carried out with the aim of determining the correlation between the levels of anxiety experienced by students and their sleep quality during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Design And Methods: This descriptive and correlational type study' sample population was 283 students. The personal information form, state-trait anxiety inventory, Verran and Snyder-Halpern sleep scale were used in data collection. Read More

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer survivors (MBSR(BC)): evaluating mediators of psychological and physical outcomes in a large randomized controlled trial.

J Behav Med 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA.

MBSR(BC) is known to have a positive impact on psychological and physical symptoms among breast cancer survivors (BCS). The cognitive mechanisms of "how" MBSR(BC) works was addressed in a recent study that found that there was strong consistent evidence that reduced emotional reactivity is a mediator and moderate consistent evidence that mindfulness, rumination, and worry were mediators. The purpose of this study, as part of a larger R01 trial, was to test whether positive effects achieved from the MBSR(BC) program were mediated through changes in increased mindfulness, decreased fear of breast cancer recurrence, and perceived stress. Read More

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Is time a healer? Course of demands during the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care: a repeated cross-sectional survey in Germany.

J Public Health (Oxf) 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Faculty of Human Sciences, IMVR, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

In the course of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, long-term nursing care facilities are faced with general and pandemic-specific demands. In our study, we examined their burden from the perspective of managers in long-term nursing care facilities and how it differed in outpatient and inpatient settings. A cross-sectional online survey of long-term care managers was conducted in April 2020 (n = 503) and December 2020/January 2021 (n = 294). Read More

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Early Maternal Care and Amygdala Habituation to Emotional Stimuli in Adulthood.

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Evidence suggests that maternal care constitutes a protective factor for psychopathology which may be conditional on the level of family adversity. Given that psychopathology is frequently linked with social deficits, and the amygdala with social functioning, we investigated the impact of early maternal care on amygdala function under high versus low familial risk for psychopathology. Amygdala activity and habituation during an emotional face-matching paradigm was analyzed in participants of an epidemiological cohort study followed since birth (N=172, 25 years). Read More

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Mechanical biofilm disruption causes microbial and immunological shifts in periodontitis patients.

Sci Rep 2021 May 7;11(1):9796. Epub 2021 May 7.

Oral Sciences, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8TA, UK.

Periodontitis is characterized by subgingival biofilm dysbiosis, inflammation and tissue destruction. Current treatment involves mechanical biofilm disruption known as non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT). This study sought to characterise the impact of treatment on microbial diversity and overall community, and the parallel impact on host inflammation in the oral cavity. Read More

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2021 EULAR recommendations for the implementation of self-management strategies in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, Littlewick Green, UK.

Background: An important but often insufficient aspect of care in people with inflammatory arthritis (IA) is empowering patients to acquire a good understanding of their disease and building their ability to deal effectively with the practical, physical and psychological impacts of it. Self-management skills can be helpful in this regard.

Objectives: To develop recommendations for the implementation of self-management strategies in IA. Read More

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Case to highlight a rare differential diagnosis of necrotising fasciitis in the presence of a stoma: peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 May 7;14(5). Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) is a rare clinical entity, which can masquerade as the more common and lethal necrotising fasciitis. The authors present a case of PPG in a 65-year-old woman who underwent robotic abdominoperineal resection for low rectal carcinoma and returned 8 days postoperation for peristomal skin ulcerations and pain, accompanied by leucocytosis; thus, she was treated as per necrotising fasciitis and underwent surgical debridement. Thereafter, her wound continued to worsen despite conventional wound care with vacuum-assisted closure and demonstrated signs of pathergy. Read More

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Quality of life should be measurred better (not abandoned) in patient-centered care.

J Pediatr Urol 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Division of Pediatric Urology, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Electronic address:

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Healthcare Professionals' Attitudes to Integration of Acupuncture in Western Medicine: A Mixed-Method Systematic Review.

Pain Manag Nurs 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus, Australia.

Background: Acupuncture is practiced in many Western countries with increasing evidence supporting its use across the healthcare system. However, this nonpharmacological intervention is yet to be widely integrated into hospitals. Fundamental to the integration of any innovation into healthcare systems is the attitudes of healthcare professionals. Read More

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Nurse-Led Motivational Interviewing for Setting Functional Cancer Pain Goals.

Pain Manag Nurs 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington.

Purpose: Persons with advanced cancers experience high rates of pain. Nursing interventions for pain, which are tailored to the individual patient, may support motivation to engage in self-management and should include setting of realistic functional goals. For patients with advanced cancer, functional pain goals include personally important activities, measurable across clinical encounters. Read More

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A Narrative Review of the Assessment of Depression in Chronic Pain.

Pain Manag Nurs 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

Objectives: This narrative review sought to explore the main critical issues in the assessment of depression in chronic pain and to identify self-report tools that can be reliably used for measuring it.

Design: Narrative review of the literature.

Methods: Articles were obtained through a search of three databases and a hand search of the references of full-text papers. Read More

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Effectiveness and safety of the Space GlucoseControl system for glycaemia control in caring for postoperative cardiac surgical patients.

Aust Crit Care 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Intensive Care Clinical Unit, University Hospital Virgen Macarena, Dr. Fedriani St., 3, 41009, Seville, Spain.

Background: Hyperglycaemia is a very common complication in post-cardiac surgical patients, and as such, it must be properly managed. For this purpose, the enhanced Model Predictive Control algorithm for glycaemia control has been implemented into a nurse-led device called Space GlucoseControl (SGC) that aims to achieve a safe and effective blood glucose control in a better way than the traditional "paper-based" protocols.

Purpose: The aim of the study was to know the effectiveness and safety of the SGC in glycaemia control in cardiosurgical adult patients in the immediate postoperative period in the intensive care unit. Read More

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Impact of phytoestrogens on treatment of urogenital menopause symptoms: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

Objective: Menopause symptoms affect the various dimensions of women's lives and they can lead to reduction of their quality of life. Phytoestrogens can be used as an approach to diminish these symptoms. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the effect of phytoestrogens on the treatment of urogenital menopause symptoms. Read More

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Risk-adjusted rates between hospitals for adverse outcomes of very-low-birth-weight infants.

J Formos Med Assoc 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsinchu Branch, Taiwan.

Background/purpose: To analyze the amount of variation in these risk-adjusted adverse outcomes corresponding to the care of premature births. In addition, hospitals were ranked according to their unadjusted and adjusted rates, and we assessed the degree of concordance between these rankings. Finally, the correlations of hospital-adjusted adverse outcomes were also tested. Read More

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Palliative Care Services in Patients Admitted With Cardiogenic Shock in the United States: Frequency and Predictors of 30-Day Readmission.

J Card Fail 2021 May;27(5):560-567

Division of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Division of Cardiology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

Background: Patients admitted with cardiogenic shock (CS) have high mortality rates, readmission rates, and healthcare costs. Palliative care services (PCS) may be underused, and the association with 30-day readmission and other predictive factors is unknown. We studied the frequency, etiologies, and predictors of 30-day readmission in CS admissions with and without PCS in the United States. Read More

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[Nursing coordination for a haematopoietic stem cell transplant].

Soins 2021 Apr;66(854):40-42

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Poitiers, service oncohématologie et thérapie cellulaire du Pr Xavier Leleu, 2 rue de la Milétrie, 86000 Poitiers, France. Electronic address:

The nurse coordinator of transplants is an essential function to organize and harmonize the care process for donors and recipients of haematopoietic stem cells. The missions assigned to this professional range from donor research to post-transplant follow-up of recipients. Read More

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[Nursing care and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.]

Soins 2021 Apr;66(854):36-39

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Poitiers, service d'hématologie clinique, 2 rue de la Milétrie, 86000 Poitiers, France. Electronic address:

The management of an allogenic HCS raises a number of issues and challenges. The complexity of the field, the vital prognosis, exercise in a closed and protected environment, but also access to a field of knowledge whose scope and richness are constantly evolving require nurses to constantly update their knowledge and adaptation to the patient's needs and experiences. Read More

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[Nursing profession in Lebanon through a study on professional self-image].

Soins 2021 Apr;66(854):19-22

Institut supérieur de santé publique de l'université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, campus des sciences médicales, rue de Damas, BP 11-5076, Riad El Solh, Beyrouth 1107 2180, Liban.

Nursing education in Lebanon has integrated the academic world since 1979, but the profession is experiencing difficulties related to the retention of nurses at work and the lack of attraction to the profession. In this context, a study on the professional self-image was conducted among nurses working in hospitals. The results show that nurses have a positive professional self-image, but they find that their image in society is negative and only 20. Read More

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COVID-19-related stigma and its sociodemographic correlates: a comparative study.

Global Health 2021 May 7;17(1):54. Epub 2021 May 7.

Unit of Psychiatry, Department of Public Health and Medicinal Administration, & Institute of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macao SAR, China.

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is closely associated with physical and mental health problems; however, little is known about the severity of stigma caused by COVID-19 among its survivors. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare differences in stigma experiences of COVID-19 survivors versus healthy controls after the COVID-19 outbreak peak in China.

Methods: This cross-sectional study comprised 154 COVID-19 survivors and 194 healthy controls recruited through consecutive and convenience sampling methods, respectively. Read More

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Achieving global targets on breastfeeding in Thailand: gap analysis and solutions.

Int Breastfeed J 2021 May 7;16(1):38. Epub 2021 May 7.

International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Background: Global advocates for breastfeeding were evident since the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (BMS Code) was adopted in 1981 and fostered by subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions, using a framework that promotes, supports and protects breastfeeding. Global partners provided comprehensive support for countries to achieve breastfeeding targets while progress was closely monitored. This review identifies breastfeeding policy and implementation gaps in Thailand. Read More

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A North-South-South partnership in higher education to develop health research capacity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the challenge of finding a common language.

Health Res Policy Syst 2021 May 7;19(1):79. Epub 2021 May 7.

Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Background: Globally, increasing numbers of higher education institutions (HEIs) in non-English-speaking countries have adopted English as a medium of instruction (EMI), because of the perception that this provides opportunities to attract high-calibre students and academic staff, and engage with the international research community. We report an evaluation of a North-South-South collaboration to develop health research capacity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by establishing a postgraduate programme in nutritional epidemiology at the Kinshasa School of Public Health (KSPH), where EMI was adopted. We report experiences and perceptions of stakeholders, facilitators and students about using EMI. Read More

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Text message reminders and peer education increase HIV and Syphilis testing among female sex workers: a pilot quasi-experimental study in Uganda.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 May 7;21(1):436. Epub 2021 May 7.

School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: Globally, female sex workers (FSW) are disproportionately affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, uptake of STI and HIV testing services among FSW in sub-Saharan Africa remains low. We aimed to assess the effect of FSW-led peer education and text message reminders on 3-monthly syphilis and HIV testing among FSW in Uganda. Read More

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A Q-method approach to perceptions of professional reasoning in occupational therapy undergraduates.

BMC Med Educ 2021 May 7;21(1):264. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain.

Background: Professional reasoning provides a firm basis for the development of teaching and assessment strategies to support the acquisition of skills by healthcare students. Nevertheless, occupational therapy educators should use diverse methods of learning assessment to examine student learning outcomes more fully with an evaluation that supports the overall complexity of the process, particularly learners' subjective experience. The aim of this article is to identify the range of perspectives among occupational therapy undergraduates regarding terms or concepts that are key for improving their professional reasoning. Read More

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Mediating effect of empowerment on the relationship between global function and personal recovery among community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Psychiatry 2021 May 7;21(1):241. Epub 2021 May 7.

National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Functional degradation among community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia can negatively influence their recovery. Given the importance of patient empowerment during recovery, this study examined the mediating effect of empowerment on the relationship between global function and personal recovery among community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia.

Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited community-dwelling patients with schizophrenia from northern and central Taiwan. Read More

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The use of dual oxygen concentrator system for mechanical ventilation during COVID-19 pandemic in Sabah, Malaysia.

Int J Emerg Med 2021 May 7;14(1):30. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.

Sabah in Malaysian Borneo is among the Malaysian states which reported a high number of detected COVID-19 cases during the current pandemic. Due to geographical challenges and limited resources, clinicians developed novel strategies for managing patients. The use of a dual oxygen concentrator system for mechanical ventilation is one of the innovations developed by retrieval team members from the Emergency Department (ED) of the Sabah Women and Children's Hospital. Read More

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Prevalence of cystic echinococcosis in slaughtered livestock in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMC Infect Dis 2021 May 7;21(1):429. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Mashhad, Iran.

Background: Hydatidosis is a zoonotic disease and has a great general and economic health importance in both developed and developing countries. Therefore, this systematic and meta-analytic study was conducted to determine the prevalence of cystic echinococcosis in slaughtered livestock in Iran.

Methods: The present study was conducted as a systematic review and meta-analysis. Read More

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A qualitative study of home care client and caregiver experiences with a complex cardio-respiratory management model.

BMC Geriatr 2021 May 7;21(1):295. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Home care clients are typically older and have some degree of medical, physical, cognitive or social conditions that require formal or informal support to promote healthy aging in the community. Home care clients contribute a significant proportion of health service use, including emergency department visits. The DIVERT-CARE trial introduced a cardio-respiratory management model to improve client motivation, symptoms and rates of unwarranted health service use. Read More

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Association between socioeconomic status and prolonged television viewing time in a general Japanese population: NIPPON DATA2010.

Environ Health Prev Med 2021 May 7;26(1):57. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Public Health, Shiga University of Medical Science, Tsukinowa-cho, Seta, Otsu, Shiga, 520-2192, Japan.

Background: It has been pointed out that prolonged television (TV) viewing is one of the sedentary behaviors that is harmful to health; however, the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and prolonged TV viewing time has not been sufficiently investigated in Japan.

Methods: The study population are the participants of NIPPON DATA2010, which is a prospective cohort study of the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2010 in Japan. They were residents in 300 randomly selected areas across Japan. Read More

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