1.Risk factors for current and future unmet supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer. A longitudinal study.
Beesley VL1, Wockner LF2, O'Rourke P2, Janda M3, Goldstein D4,5, Gooden H6, Merrett ND7,8, O'Connell DL9, Rowlands IJ10, Wyld DK11,12, Neale RE2. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine if the supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer change over time and identify the factors associated with current and future unmet needs.
2.Nutritional status in older persons according to healthcare setting: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence data using MNA®.
Cereda E1, Pedrolli C2, Klersy C3, Bonardi C4, Quarleri L4, Cappello S4, Turri A4, Rondanelli M5, Caccialanza R4. Clin Nutr. 2016 Apr 6. pii: S0261-5614(16)00099-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.03.008. [Epub ahead of print]
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Old persons are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, which may result in higher dependency in activities of daily living. We aimed to provide a quantitative synthesis of prevalence data on malnutrition and its risk as assessed by the Mini Nutritional Assessment across different healthcare settings. The association between nutritional status and setting-related level of dependence was also investigated.
3.Demographic, clinical, and psychological factors influencing sexual activity cessation in patients with angiographically-confirmed ischaemic heart disease.
Sobczak MA1, Qawoq HD1, Krawczyk M1, Wierzbowska-Drabik K1, Kasprzak JD1. Psychiatr Pol. 2016;50(1):197-211. doi: 10.12740/PP/58679.
OBJECTIVES: Sexual activity constitutes a significant aspect of health considerably influencing self-assessment of the quality of life. In Poland, data regarding the return in patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) to sexual activity are scarce and inadequate. The aim of this work is to analyse the return to sexual activity in patients with IHD after a hospitalisation related to invasive diagnostics of coronary arteries as well as to identify predisposing factors associated with cessation of sexual activity.
4.EMG changes during continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring with sustained recurrent laryngeal nerve traction in a porcine model.
Brauckhoff K1,2, Aas T3, Biermann M4, Husby P4,5. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2016 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]
PURPOSE: Traction is the most common cause of injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in endocrine neck surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate specific alterations to the electromyogram (EMG) and verify safe alarm limits in a porcine model of sustained traction of the RLN using continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring (C-IONM).