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Dropout associated with osteopathic manual treatment for chronic noncancerous pain in randomized controlled trials.

J Osteopath Med 2021 Mar 16;121(4):417-428. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Medical Sciences at Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Context: Reviews exploring harm outcomes such as adverse effects (AE), all cause dropouts (ACD), dropouts due to inefficacy, and dropouts due to AE associated with osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) or osteopathic manual therapy (OMTh) are scant.

Objectives: To explore the overall AE, ACD, dropouts due to inefficacy, and AE in chronic noncancerous pain (CNCP) patients receiving OMTh through a systematic review of previous literature.

Methods: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, the authors searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), EMCare, and Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), and Ostmed. Read More

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Patient descriptions of loss of control and eating episode size interact to influence expert diagnosis of ICD-11 binge-eating disorder.

J Eat Disord 2020 Nov 23;8(1):71. Epub 2020 Nov 23.

Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Although data suggest that the sense of "loss of control" (LOC) is the most salient aspect of binge eating, the definition of LOC varies widely across eating disorder assessments. The WHO ICD-11 diagnostic guidelines for binge eating do not require an objectively large amount of food, which makes accurate LOC diagnosis even more critical. However, it can be especially challenging to assess LOC in the context of elevated weight status and in the absence of compensatory behaviors. Read More

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November 2020

Baseline characteristics and age-related macular degeneration in participants of the "ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly" (ASPREE)-AMD trial.

Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2020 Dec 11;20:100667. Epub 2020 Oct 11.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.

Purpose: To describe the baseline participant characteristics in the ASPREE-AMD study, investigating the effect of aspirin on AMD incidence and progression.

Methods: Australian participants from the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial, randomized to 100 mg aspirin daily or placebo, had non-mydriatic, digital color fundus images graded according to the Beckman AMD classification. Associations with AMD were determined for baseline characteristics and genetic risk variants. Read More

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December 2020

Sociodemographic data and APOE-ε4 augmentation for MRI-based detection of amnestic mild cognitive impairment using deep learning systems.

PLoS One 2020 25;15(9):e0236868. Epub 2020 Sep 25.

Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany.

Detection and diagnosis of early and subclinical stages of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) play an essential role in the implementation of intervention and prevention strategies. Neuroimaging techniques predominantly provide insight into anatomic structure changes associated with AD. Deep learning methods have been extensively applied towards creating and evaluating models capable of differentiating between cognitively unimpaired, patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and AD dementia. Read More

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October 2020

MRI-based radiomics signature for localized prostate cancer: a new clinical tool for cancer aggressiveness prediction? Sub-study of prospective phase II trial on ultra-hypofractionated radiotherapy (AIRC IG-13218).

Eur Radiol 2021 Feb 27;31(2):716-728. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Division of Radiotherapy, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141, Milan, Italy.

Objectives: Radiomic involves testing the associations of a large number of quantitative imaging features with clinical characteristics. Our aim was to extract a radiomic signature from axial T2-weighted (T2-W) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the whole prostate able to predict oncological and radiological scores in prostate cancer (PCa).

Methods: This study included 65 patients with localized PCa treated with radiotherapy (RT) between 2014 and 2018. Read More

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February 2021

Factors affecting quality of end-of-life hospital care - a qualitative analysis of free text comments from the i-CODE survey in Norway.

BMC Palliat Care 2020 Jul 7;19(1):98. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Regional Centre of Excellence for Palliative Care, Western Norway, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

Background: The ERANet-LAC CODE (Care Of the Dying Evaluation) international survey assessed quality of care for dying cancer patients in seven countries, by use of the i-CODE questionnaire completed by bereaved relatives. The aim of this sub study was to explore which factors improve or reduce quality of end-of-life (EOL) care from Norwegian relatives' point of view, as expressed in free text comments.

Methods: 194 relatives of cancer patients dying in seven Norwegian hospitals completed the i-CODE questionnaire 6-8 weeks after bereavement; recruitment period 14 months; response rate 58%. Read More

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Role of corticosteroid in the management of COVID-19: A systemic review and a Clinician's perspective.

Diabetes Metab Syndr 2020 Sep - Oct;14(5):971-978. Epub 2020 Jun 27.

Fortis C-DOC Hospital for Diabetes & Allied Sciences, New Delhi, India; National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation, New Delhi, India; Diabetes Foundation (India), New Delhi, India.

Background And Aims: Interest in corticosteroid therapy in COVID-19 has been rekindled after the results from Randomized Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) Trial. However, the World health Organization has not recommended corticosteroid in the treatment of COVID-19. We sought to conduct a systematic review on the role of corticosteroid in the management of patients of COVID-19. Read More

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September 2020

Depression among men in ART treatment: a register-based national cohort study.

Hum Reprod Open 2020 6;2020(3):hoaa019. Epub 2020 Jun 6.

Department of Public Health, Section of Social Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, P.O. Box 2099, DK-1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Study Question: Are male factor infertility or remaining childless risk factors for unipolar depression among men in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment?

Summary Answer: Male factor infertility was not associated with a significantly increased risk of unipolar depression and men remaining childless did not have a significantly increased risk of developing unipolar depression compared to men in ART treatment who became fathers.

What Is Known Already: Men in medically assisted reproduction due to male factor infertility are more distressed and have more negative emotions such as feelings of loss, stigma and low self-esteem compared to men in fertility treatment due to other infertility diagnosis. Stress is in general a risk factor for depression. Read More

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Clinical assessment of AF pattern is poorly correlated with AF burden and post ablation outcomes: A CIRCA-DOSE sub-study.

J Electrocardiol 2020 May - Jun;60:159-164. Epub 2020 Mar 21.

Montreal Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Canada.

Background: Contemporary guidelines recommend that atrial fibrillation (AF) be classified into paroxysmal and persistent AF based on clinical assessment, with these categorizations forming the basis of therapeutic recommendations. While pragmatic, clinical assessment may introduce misclassification errors, which may impact treatment decisions. We sought to determine the relationship between AF classification, baseline AF burden, and post-ablation arrhythmia outcomes. Read More

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Concordance of Giardia duodenalis assemblages determined by different PCR methodologies in three observational studies in Cuba.

Exp Parasitol 2020 Feb 7;209:107814. Epub 2019 Dec 7.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:

Giardia duodenalis is one of the most important intestinal parasites globally, especially in children, and in Cuba is the leading cause of chronic paediatric diarrhoea in this population. G. duodenalis is composed of eight genetic groups (or assemblages), two of which (A and B) are apparently zoonotic, occurring in both humans and other animals. Read More

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February 2020

[Potential drug interactions in adults and the elderly in primary health care].

Cien Saude Colet 2019 28;24(11):4335-4344. Epub 2019 Oct 28.

Departamento de Epidemiologia e Bioestatística, Universidade Federal Fluminense. Niterói RJ Brasil.

The objective of the present study was to characterize the potential drug interactions (PDI), estimating the factors associated to their occurrence in adults and the elderly assisted by the Programa Médico de Família de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. This is a sub-study of STUDY DIGITALIS, which included individuals enrolled in the Niteroi Family Medical Program (45-99 years). In this study, 341 individuals with a prescription of two or more drugs were analyzed. Read More

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Measuring racial segregation in health system networks using the dissimilarity index.

Soc Sci Med 2019 11 25;240:112570. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, NH, Lebanon; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA; Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA.

Racial disparities in the end-of-life treatment of patients are a well observed fact of the U.S. healthcare system. Read More

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November 2019

Postmastectomy radiotherapy in T1-2 patients with one to three positive lymph nodes - Past, present and future.

Breast 2019 Dec 17;48:73-81. Epub 2019 Sep 17.

Radiation Oncology Department, Swiss Oncology Network, Genolier Clinic and Oncological Center of Eaux-Vives, Switzerland. Electronic address:

PAST: The role of post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) in patients with tumor <5 cm and one to three positive lymph nodes after axillary dissection (ALND) is vigorously debated. Initial doubts over the efficacy and safety of PMRT in these patients were partially overcome by improvement in technology and systemic treatments. Several randomized controlled clinical trials confirmed benefit of PMRT in N1 patients, which were meta-analyzed by the Early Breast Cancer Trialists' Collaborative Group (EBCTCG). Read More

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December 2019

Airflow limitation and survival after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer: Results from a systematic review and lung cancer screening trial (NLST-ACRIN sub-study).

Lung Cancer 2019 09 18;135:80-87. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences University of Auckland, PO Box 37-971, Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Objective: Lung cancer remains the single greatest cause of cancer mortality where surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer achieves the greatest survival. While there is growing optimism for better outcomes with screening using annual computed tomography, the impact of co-existing airflow limitation on survival remains unknown. To compare survival in non-small cell lung cancer patients undergoing surgery stratified according to the presence or absence of pre-surgery airflow limitation. Read More

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September 2019

Profound and reproducible patterns of reduced regional gray matter characterize major depressive disorder.

Transl Psychiatry 2019 07 24;9(1):176. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

Sydney Translational Imaging Laboratory, Heart Research Institute, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia.

Reduced gray matter (GM) volume may represent a hallmark of major depressive disorder (MDD) neuropathology, typified by wide-ranging distribution of structural alteration. In the study, we aimed to replicate and extend our previous finding of profound and widespread GM loss in MDD, and evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a structural biomarker derived from GM volume in an interconnected pattern across the brain. In a sub-study of the International Study to Predict Optimized Treatment in Depression (iSPOT-D), two cohorts of clinically defined MDD participants "Test" (n = 98) and "Replication" (n = 131) were assessed alongside healthy controls (n = 66). Read More

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Quality of life under extended continuous versus intermittent adjuvant letrozole in lymph node-positive, early breast cancer patients: the SOLE randomised phase 3 trial.

Br J Cancer 2019 05 10;120(10):959-967. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Quality of Life Office, International Breast Cancer Study Group Coordinating Center and Bern University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland.

Background: In the phase III SOLE trial, the extended use of intermittent versus continuous letrozole for 5 years did not improve disease-free survival in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Intermittent therapy with 3-month breaks may be beneficial for patients' quality of life (QoL).

Methods: In the SOLE QoL sub-study, 956 patients completed the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT) symptom and further QoL scales up to 24 months after randomisation. Read More

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Comparison of phytosterol intake from FFQ with repeated 24-h dietary recalls of the Adventist Health Study-2 calibration sub-study.

Br J Nutr 2019 06 20;121(12):1424-1430. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Adventist Health Studies, School of Public Health,Loma Linda University,24951 North Circle Drive, Nichol Hall 2031, Loma Linda, CA 92350,USA.

We evaluated the performance of an FFQ in estimating phytosterol intake against multiple 24-h dietary recalls (24HDR) using data from 1011 participants of the calibration sub-study of the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2) cohort. Dietary assessments of phytosterol intake included a self-administered FFQ and six 24HDR and plasma sterols. Plasma sterols were determined using the GLC flame ionisation method. Read More

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Community-based testing of migrants for infectious diseases (COMBAT-ID): impact, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of identifying infectious diseases among migrants in primary care: protocol for an interrupted time-series, qualitative and health economic analysis.

BMJ Open 2019 03 7;9(3):e029188. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Barts Institute of Population Health Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK.

Background: Migration is a major global driver of population change. Certain migrants may be at increased risk of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis (TB), HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and have poorer outcomes. Early diagnosis and management of these infections can reduce morbidity, mortality and onward transmission and is supported by national guidelines. Read More

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Differences in baseline characteristics and 1-year psychological factors between participants and non-participants in the randomized, controlled trial regarding patient-led follow-up after rectal cancer (FURCA).

Acta Oncol 2019 May 5;58(5):627-633. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

a Department of Surgery , Aarhus University Hospital , Aarhus , Denmark.

The ongoing multi-center randomized FURCA-trial investigates the effect of patient-led follow-up after rectal cancer, aiming at improving management of late effects and survivorship care. The purpose of this present sub-study was to identify potential systematic differences between participants and non-participants in the FURCA-trial, in regard to demographic and clinical factors at baseline, and in quality of life (QoL) and fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) after one year. The population comprised patients invited to the FURCA-trial during the first 13 months' recruitment. Read More

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Post resuscitation prognostication by EEG in 24 vs 48 h of targeted temperature management.

Resuscitation 2019 02 1;135:145-152. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Research Centre for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, building J, Plan 1, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Objective: To test if prognostic performance is affected by prolonged targeted temperature management (TTM) in comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients using two recently proposed EEG pattern classification models.

Methods: In this sub-study of the "Target Temperature Management for 48 vs. 24 hand Neurologic Outcome after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial", EEGs of 20-30 min duration were collected 24 h and 48 h after reaching the target temperature of 33 ± 1 °C. Read More

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February 2019

The prognostic impact of consensus molecular subtypes (CMS) and its predictive effects for bevacizumab benefit in metastatic colorectal cancer: molecular analysis of the AGITG MAX clinical trial.

Ann Oncol 2018 11;29(11):2240-2246

Medical Oncology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia. Electronic address:

Background: The consensus molecular subtypes (CMS) is a transcriptome-based classification of colorectal cancer (CRC) initially described in early-stage cohorts, but the associations of CMS with treatment outcomes in the metastatic setting are yet to be established. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impact of CMS classification and its predictive effects for bevacizumab benefit in metastatic CRC by correlative analysis of the AGITG MAX trial.

Patients And Methods: The MAX trial previously reported improved progression-free survival (PFS) for the addition of bevacizumab (B) to chemotherapy [capecitabine (C)±mitomycin (M)]. Read More

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November 2018

Harmonization, data management, and statistical issues related to prospective multicenter studies in Ankylosing spondylitis (AS): Experience from the Prospective Study Of Ankylosing Spondylitis (PSOAS) cohort.

Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2018 Sep 25;11:127-135. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is characterized by inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints causing pain and stiffness and, in some patients, ultimately new bone formation, and progressive joint ankyloses. The classical definition of AS is based on the modified New York (mNY) criteria. Limited data have been reported regarding data quality assurance procedure for multicenter or multisite prospective cohort of patients with AS. Read More

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September 2018

Outcomes of single versus double hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. A GEICAM/9906 sub-study.

Eur J Cancer 2018 05 21;94:199-205. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

GEICAM (Spanish Breast Cancer Group), Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Oncología, CIBERONC-ISCIII, Spain; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: Retrospective data suggest better outcomes for patients with double hormonal receptor (oestrogen [ER] and progesterone receptor [PgR])-positive (dHR+) early breast cancer, compared with single hormonal receptor-positive, sHR+, (ER+/PgR- or ER-/PgR+) disease. Here, we evaluate the classification according to intrinsic subtypes and clinical outcomes of sHR+ versus dHR+ in HER2-negative breast cancer patients enrolled in GEICAM/9906 study (NCT00129922).

Methods: Archival tumours were retrieved retrospectively for the analysis of ER, PgR and HER2 status and classified into intrinsic subtypes using the PAM50 gene expression assay. Read More

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Exercise or physical activity and cognitive function in adults with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance: a systematic review.

Eur Rev Aging Phys Act 2018 22;15. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

1Exercise, Health, and Performance Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Australia.

Background: Diabetes is an important risk factor for cognitive impairment. Although some studies suggest that physical exercise can minimize age-related cognitive declines or improve brain morphology or function, benefits in diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance are unclear. Therefore, our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of exercise or physical activity on cognition in adults with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance or impaired glucose tolerance. Read More

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January 2018

The language disorder of prion disease is characteristic of a dynamic aphasia and is rarely an isolated clinical feature.

PLoS One 2018 5;13(1):e0190818. Epub 2018 Jan 5.

NHS National Prion Clinic, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

Background: Akinetic mutism is a key diagnostic feature of prion diseases, however, their rapidly progressive nature makes detailed investigation of the language disorder in a large cohort extremely challenging. This study aims to position prion diseases in the nosology of language disorders and improve early clinical recognition.

Methods: A systematic, prospective investigation of language disorders in a large cohort of patients diagnosed with prion diseases. Read More

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February 2018

Correlates of multi-drug non-susceptibility in enteric bacteria isolated from Kenyan children with acute diarrhea.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Oct 2;11(10):e0005974. Epub 2017 Oct 2.

Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.

Background: Reduced antimicrobial susceptibility threatens treatment efficacy in sub-Saharan Africa, where data on the burden and correlates of antibiotic resistance among enteric pathogens are limited.

Methods: Fecal samples from children aged 6 mos-15 yrs presenting with acute diarrhea in western Kenya were cultured for bacterial pathogens. HIV-uninfected children with identified Shigella or Salmonella species or pathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC, ETEC, EAEC or EIEC) were included in this cross-sectional sub-study. Read More

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October 2017

Dietary patterns and sleep parameters in a cohort of community dwelling Australian men.

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2017;26(6):1158-1169

Population Research and Outcome Studies, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Background And Objectives: Emerging evidence suggests potential effects of nutrients/foods on sleep parameters. However, no studies have addressed the complex interactions among nutrients/foods and relate them to sleep outcomes. To investigate the associations between dietary patterns and sleep parameters (polysomnography (PSG) measured and self-reported sleep symptoms) in a large sample of community dwelling men in South Australia. Read More

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Overweight, hyperglycemia and tobacco use are modifiable risk factors for onset of retinopathy 9 and 17years after the diagnosis of diabetes - A retrospective observational nation-wide cohort study.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2017 Nov 24;133:21-29. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address:

Background: The aims of this study were to estimate the risk for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to identify risk factors. We investigated a nationwide population-based cohort with diabetes diagnosed at age 15-34years.

Patients And Methods: Of 794 patients registered 1987-1988 in the Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden (DISS) 444 (56%) patients with retinal photos available for classification of retinopathy participated in a follow-up study 15-19 (median 17) years after diagnosis. Read More

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November 2017

Typology of birth centres in the Netherlands using the Rainbow model of integrated care: results of the Dutch Birth Centre Study.

BMC Health Serv Res 2017 06 21;17(1):426. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

NIVEL (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research), PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Background: The goal of integrated care is to offer a continuum of care that crosses the boundaries of public health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care. Integrated care is increasingly promoted for people with complex needs and has also recently been promoted in maternity care systems to improve the quality of care. Especially when located near an obstetric unit, birth centres are considered to be ideal settings for the realization of integrated care. Read More

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Validation of triple pass 24-hour dietary recall in Ugandan children by simultaneous weighed food assessment.

BMC Nutr 2016 Aug;2

Kilifi Clinical Trials Facility, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya.

Background: Undernutrition remains highly prevalent in African children, highlighting the need for accurately assessing dietary intake. In order to do so, the assessment method must be validated in the target population. A triple pass 24 hour dietary recall with volumetric portion size estimation has been described but not previously validated in African children. Read More

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