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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924379/relationship-between-pelvic-floor-muscle-strength-and-sexual-dysfunction-in-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maíra de Menezes Franco, Patricia Driusso, Kari Bø, Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu, Lucia Alves da Silva Lara, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa E Silva, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The prevalence of sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women is high. Theoretically pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength could influence sexual function, but to date there is scant evidence on this topic. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between PFM strength and sexual function in postmenopausal women. The relationship between reported urinary incontinence (UI) and sexual dysfunction was also investigated. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study including 113 postmenopausal women...
December 6, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921162/multicentre-randomized-trial-of-the-ajust%C3%A2-single-incision-sling-compared-to-the-align%C3%A2-transobturator-tape-sling
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Jordi Sabadell, Marta Palau-Gené, Eva Huguet, Anabel Montero-Armengol, Sabina Salicrú, Jose L Poza
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Tension-free suburethral tapes have become the first-line surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. Single-incision midurethral slings (SIMS) were introduced with the aim of offering similar efficacy with reduced morbidity, particularly postoperative pain. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness and complications of the Ajust™ SIMS and the Align™ transobturator tape sling. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial with a noninferiority design...
December 5, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912950/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-as-an-add-on-therapy-to-oral-montelukast-in-the-treatment-of-mild-persistent-asthma-in-children
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Pak-Hong Chan, Ching-Yee To, Eric Yat-Tung Chan, Handong Li, Xiuxia Zhang, Pok-Yu Chow, Po-Ling Liu, Shuk-Yu Leung, Chung-Hong Chan, Ka-Yan Chan, Johnny Yick-Chun Chan, Jonathan Pak-Heng Ng, Daniel Kwok-Keung Ng
OBJECTIVES: Traditional Chinese medicine are commonly used for treatment of asthma. However, there are only very limited data about its efficacy in children. Therefore, we aimed to determine the efficacy of augmented Yu Ping Feng San (aYPFS) as an add-on to oral montelukast compared with montelukast alone for treatment of mild persistent asthma in children. DESIGN: A single centre, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, randomized control trial was carried out. Participants with age 6-18 years who had mild persistent asthma were randomized according to random number list to receive either aYPFS plus montelukast for 24 weeks or placebo plus montelukast for 24 weeks...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910796/reinforcement-of-emergency-department-reduces-acute-admissions-to-medical-department
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Mansoor Ahmed Dawood, Gideon Ertner, Jacob Hansen-Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: The medical decision capacity of emergency departments (ED) may rest within the department itself or depend on external consultation. The stepwise development of the ED at Zealand University Hospital, Køge, was used to analyse the influence of medical organisation in the ED on the hospital admission pattern. METHODS: Data were recorded for the month of September of 2009, 2012 and 2014. These periods corresponded to the establishment of the department in 2009 and the 2012-period before organisational change was initiated in 2013, with a substantial increase in the number of senior physicians directly in charge of clinical decisions and the establishment of a limited bedding capacity...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905646/-responsiveness-of-the-chilean-version-of-the-international-consultation-on-incontinence-questionnaire-short-form-iciq-sf
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Maritza Busquets, Cinthya Urquidi, Emiliano Pertossi
BACKGROUND: A symptom questionnaire must be able to detect minimal changes after treatment to be clinically useful. AIM: To evaluate the responsiveness of the Spanish-Chilean version of the ICIQ-SF questionnaire after medical and surgical procedures for the treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) in women consulting at a public Chilean Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of 124 women aged 59 ± 10 years who were treated for UI and in whom ICIQ-SF questionnaire was applied in two opportunities (before and after medical or surgical treatment), was analyzed...
August 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905178/follow-up-to-determine-unplanned-hospitalization-and-complications-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Edwina Chan, Teresa Neeman, Andrew Thomson
BACKGROUND: Studies of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related complications are inconsistent and sometimes have insufficient patient follow-up. The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for ERCP-related events, leading to hospitalization in the case of outpatients and prolonged hospital stay in the case of inpatients, using assiduous follow-up and contemporaneous recording of data. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 1000 consecutive ERCP procedures performed by a single endoscopist at a tertiary referral centre in Canberra, Australia, were studied and the complications evaluated...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903508/the-patient-perspective-on-absence-of-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-survey-to-identify-key-domains-of-patient-perceived-remission
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Lilian H D van Tuyl, Martina Sadlonova, Sarah Hewlett, Bev Davis, Caroline Flurey, Niti Goel, Laure Gossec, Cecilie Heegaard Brahe, Catherine L Hill, Wijnanda Hoogland, John Kirwan, Merete L Hetland, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Josef S Smolen, Tanja Stamm, Marieke Voshaar, George A Wells, Maarten Boers
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to target remission, in close consultation with the patient. Our recent qualitative study of the patients' perspective on remission in RA identified 26 domains. The current study aimed to identify a short list of the most important aspects to inform future research. METHODS: Patients with RA from the Netherlands, the UK, Austria, Denmark, France and the USA completed a survey that contained all domains identified in our qualitative study...
November 30, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888945/radiology-as-the-point-of-cancer-patient-and-care%C3%A2-team-engagement-applying-the-4r-model-at%C3%A2-a-patient-s-breast-cancer-care-initiation
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Christine B Weldon, Sarah M Friedewald, Swati A Kulkarni, Melissa A Simon, Ruth C Carlos, Jonathan B Strauss, Mikele M Bunce, Art Small, Julia R Trosman
Radiologists aspire to improve patient experience and engagement, as part of the Triple Aim of health reform. Patient engagement requires active partnerships among health providers and patients, and rigorous teamwork provides a mechanism for this. Patient and care team engagement are crucial at the time of cancer diagnosis and care initiation but are complicated by the necessity to orchestrate many interdependent consultations and care events in a short time. Radiology often serves as the patient entry point into the cancer care system, especially for breast cancer...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887577/impact-of-financial-incentives-on-alcohol-intervention-delivery-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-study
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Amy O'Donnell, Catherine Haighton, David Chappel, Colin Shevills, Eileen Kaner
BACKGROUND: Local and national financial incentives were introduced in England between 2008 and 2015 to encourage screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery in primary care. We used routine Read Code data and interviews with General Practitioners (GPs) to assess their impact. METHODS: A sequential explanatory mixed-methods study was conducted in 16 general practices representing 106,700 patients and 99 GPs across two areas in Northern England. Data were extracted on screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery for 2010-11 and rates were calculated by practice incentive status...
November 25, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872979/evaluation-of-isolated-urinary-stress-incontinence-according-to-the-type-of-levator-ani-muscle-lesion-using-3-4d-transperineal-ultrasound-36%C3%A2-months-post-partum
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José Antonio García Mejido, Pamela Valdivieso Mejias, Ana Fernández Palacín, María José Bonomi Barby, Paloma De la Fuente Vaquero, José Antonio Sainz Bueno
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal delivery can lead to pelvic floor disorders. Many authors have described pelvic floor injuries that can predict future defects such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. We propose the assessment of urinary stress incontinence and its association with levator ani muscle (LAM) microtrauma (>20% in the levator hiatus area during Valsalva) and macrotraumas (avulsion) identified by 3/4D transperineal ultrasound (3D-TpUS) 36 months post-partum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study including 168 nulliparous women...
November 21, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871927/randomized-controlled-trial-of-pulsed-magnetic-stimulation-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-1-year-results
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Renly Lim, Men Long Liong, Wing Seng Leong, Nurzalina Abdul Karim Khan, Kah Hay Yuen
PURPOSE: Despite significant differences in success rates between surgical and non-surgical treatments for female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a few cross-sectional surveys reviewed that most patients still prefer the latter. We evaluated the efficacy of the under-studied non-surgical treatment using pulsed magnetic stimulation (PMS) in female SUI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study involved 120 female SUI subjects aged at least 21 years old...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871580/c1-esterase-inhibitor-for-short-term-prophylaxis-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-angioedema-with-normal-c1-inhibitor-function
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Savio K H Yu, Jeannie Callum, Asim Alam
Hereditary angioedema with normal C1-esterase inhibitor (HAE-nC1INH) perioperative is a rare condition which could have potential disastrous ramifications for the anesthesiologist in the perioperative period. However, there is limited evidence and/or guidelines on the optimal way to manage these patients. We present the case of a patient with HAE-nC1INH who was successfully managed in the perioperative period with plasma derived C1-esterase inhibitor (pdC1INH). A 29-year-old woman with a diagnosis of HAE-nC1INH presented to the preoperative consultation in preparation for an upcoming total thyroidectomy...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869579/the-acceptability-to-patients-of-video-consulting-in-general-practice-semi-structured-interviews-in-three-diverse-general-practices
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Sophie Leng, Margaret MacDougall, Brian McKinstry
BACKGROUND: To improve patient access to healthcare, the UK government has encouraged technology-based approaches including internet video-consulting. However, little is known about patient acceptance of video-consulting as a consulting method. We aimed to explore primary care patients' views video-consulting. METHOD:  We used semi-structured interviews to survey 270 patients in NHS Lothian. Three diverse General Practices were chosen purposively and sequential patients attending the practice at a range of different times of day were invited to participate...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868328/long-term-outcome-of-the-adjustable-transobturator-male-system-atoms-results-of-a-european-multicentre-study
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Alexander Friedl, Sandra Mühlstädt, Roman Zachoval, Alessandro Giammò, Danijel Kivaranovic, Maximilian Rom, Paolo Fornara, Clemens Brössner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of the adjustable transobturator male system (ATOMS(®) , Agency for Medical Innovations A.M.I., Feldkirch, Austria) in a European-wide multicentre setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In all, 287 men with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were treated with the ATOMS device between June 2009 and March 2016. Continence parameters (daily pad test/pad use), urodynamics (maximum urinary flow rate, voiding volume, residual urine), and pain/quality of life (QoL) ratings (visual analogue scale/Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs, International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form [ICIQ-SF]/Patient Global Impression of Improvement [PGI-I]) were compared preoperatively and after intermediate (12 months) as well as after individual maximum follow-up...
November 21, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865317/revisional-surgery-of-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-and-ankle
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Patrick R Burns, Spencer J Monaco
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is a difficult problem for the foot and ankle surgeon. If surgery is required, little is known or available regarding the best methods and timing. When the initial attempt of reconstruction fails, revision of CN is even more demanding. One must take in to account all aspects, including nutrition, vascular status, infection control, short- and long-term blood glucose management, as well as other factors requiring laboratory monitoring and consult services. Once optimized, the biomechanics of the deformity can be addressed and decisions can be made on fixation devices...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864350/grit-and-burnout-in-uk-doctors-a-cross-sectional-study-across-specialties-and-stages-of-training
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Laura Halliday, Abigail Walker, Stella Vig, John Hines, John Brecknell
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Grit is characterised by the ability to persevere during difficulties and maintain a sustained effort over an extended period of time. Throughout their careers, doctors will experience many periods of stress and difficulty. This may result in burnout, defined by the presence of exhaustion and disengagement from work. This study aims to characterise the relationship between grit and burnout in doctors and to establish whether there are differences between specialties and levels of training...
November 18, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862670/do-gender-and-race-make-a-difference-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-pretest-probabilities-in-the-emergency-department
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Paul I Musey, Jeffrey A Kline
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To test for significant differences in subjective and objective pretest probabilities for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a large cohort of chest pain patients stratified by race or gender. Secondarily we wanted to test for any differences in rates of ACS, rates of 90 day returns, cost, and chest radiation exposure after these stratifications. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective outcomes study of ED patients with chest pain and shortness of breath...
November 12, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862502/temporal-genetic-stability-in-natural-populations-of-the-waterflea-daphnia-magna-in-response-to-strong-selection-pressure
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Luisa Orsini, Hollie Marshall, Maria Cuenca Cambronero, Anurag Chaturvedi, Kelley W Thomas, Michael E Pfrender, Katina I Spanier, Luc De Meester
Studies monitoring changes in genetic diversity and composition through time allow a unique understanding of evolutionary dynamics and persistence of natural populations. However, such studies are often limited to species with short generation times that can be propagated in the laboratory or few exceptional cases in the wild. Species that produce dormant stages provide powerful models for the reconstruction of evolutionary dynamics in the natural environment. A remaining open question is to what extent dormant egg banks are an unbiased representation of populations and hence of the species' evolutionary potential, especially in presence of strong environmental selection...
November 11, 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858861/laparoscopic-assisted-low-anterior-resection-for-advanced-rectal-cancer-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Zenan Xia, Weijie Chen, Ru Yao, Guole Lin, Huizhong Qiu
INTRODUCTION: Development of de novo malignancy has become a major cause of late mortality in solid organ transplant recipients. Surgery is currently the most important treatment of choice for transplant patients with resectable CRC. However, conventional open surgery represents a great risk to these high-risk patients. They seem to benefit more from laparoscopic surgery, based on the favorable oncological outcome and remarkable short-term advantages of this approach. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this study, we have reported a case of a 50-year-old man who had underwent kidney transplantation for 4 years...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847180/outcome-and-cost-of-inpatient-hospitalization-for-intravenous-dihydroergotamine-treatment-of-refractory-pediatric-headache
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Gary R Nelson, James F Bale, Lynne M Kerr
BACKGROUND: To determine the cost and efficacy of admitting patients for intravenous dihydroergotamine treatment and to identify factors associated with a higher likelihood of response to treatment. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all pediatric hospitalizations from 2001 to 2010 for intravenous dihydroergotamine therapy for headache. Data were collected using the REDcap database and consisted of multiple variables, including preadmission demographics, headache duration, use of prophylactic medications, inpatient therapies including dihydroergotamine dosing, procedures, consultations, total hospital cost, and headache severity at discharge and at follow-up...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
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