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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458219/clinical-endocrine-and-imaging-characteristics-of-patients-with-primary-hypophysitis
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Anna Angelousi, Carolina Cohen, Soledad Sosa, Karina Danilowicz, Lina Papanastasiou, Marina Tsoli, Aparna Pal, Georgios Piaditis, Ashley Grossman, Gregory Kaltsas
Primary hypophysitis (PH) is a rare disease with a poorly-defined natural history. Our aim was to characterise patients with PH at presentation and during prolonged follow-up. Observational retrospective study of 22 patients was conducted from 3 centres. In 14 patients, PH was confirmed histologically and in the remaining 8 clinically, after excluding secondary causes of hypophysitis. All patients had hormonal and imaging investigations before any treatment. Median follow up was 48 months (25-75%: 3-60). There was a female predominance with a female/male ratio: 3...
February 19, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458200/influence-of-treatment-modality-on-morbidity-and-mortality-in-periprosthetic-femoral-fracture-a-comparative-study-of-71-fractures-treated-by-internal-fixation-or-femoral-implant-revision
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S Cohen, X Flecher, S Parratte, M Ollivier, J N Argenson
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of periprosthetic femoral fracture is constantly increasing, with high associated morbidity and mortality. Surgical treatment is guided by the Vancouver classification, but the influence of type of treatment on morbidity and mortality has been little analyzed. The theoretic advantage of implant revision over internal fixation is that it should allow earlier weight-bearing, although the impact of this on morbidity and mortality and autonomy has not been demonstrated...
February 16, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458121/the-paradox-of-marrow-adipose-tissue-in-anorexia-nervosa
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Pouneh K Fazeli, Anne Klibanski
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by inappropriate nutrient intake resulting in low body weight. Multiple hormonal adaptations facilitate decreased energy expenditure in this state of caloric deprivation including non-thyroidal illness syndrome, growth hormone resistance, and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Although these hormonal adaptations confer a survival advantage during periods of negative energy balance, they contribute to the long-term medical complications associated with AN, the most common of which is significant bone loss and an increased risk of fracture...
February 16, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458082/beyond-pain-nurses-assessment-of-patient-suffering-dignity-and-dying-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Amanda Su, Lindsay Lief, David Berlin, Zara Cooper, Daniel Ouyang, John Holmes, Renee Maciejewski, Paul K Maciejewski, Holly G Prigerson
CONTEXT: Deaths in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are increasingly common in the United States, yet little is known about patients' experiences at the end-of-life in the ICU. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine nurse assessment of symptoms experienced, and care received by ICU patients in their final week, and their associations with nurse-perceived suffering and dignity. METHODS: From September 2015 to March 2017, nurses who cared for 200 ICU patients who died were interviewed about physical and psychosocial dimensions of patients' experiences...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457922/evaluation-of-risk-factors-for-recurrent-primary-common-bile-duct-stone-in-patients-with-cholecystectomy
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Eun Soo Yoo, Byung Moo Yoo, Jin Hong Kim, Jae Chul Hwang, Min Jae Yang, Kee Myung Lee, Soon Sun Kim, Choong Kyun Noh
OBJECTIVES: Recurrence of primary common bile duct (CBD) stone commonly occurs after complete removal of CBD stones in patients with cholecystectomy. This study aimed to investigate potential risk factors for the recurrence of primary CBD stones after endoscopic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and December 2015, the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) database of our medical center was retrospectively reviewed; information regarding eligible patients who had recurrent CBD stones with a history of previous cholecystectomy was collected...
February 19, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457918/quality-of-life-among-patients-during-subacute-phase-following-stroke-during-hospitalisation-period-in-shanghai
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Jiang Jingwen, Jin Han, Zhang Yu, Huang Xiaojun, Zhuang Junpeng, Shen Fanxia, Liu Jianrong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the factors influencing the quality of life of in-hospital subacute stroke patients. METHODS: The patients of subacute stroke (within four weeks) in our institution between 2015 and 2016 were recruited. Patients' characteristics and QOL were obtained from medical charts and stroke-specific quality of life scale (SS-QOL). Associations of each domain in SS-QOL with socio-demographic, clinical factors and patient satisfaction were investigated using the linear regression models...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457915/how-good-are-we-at-selecting-students-that-meet-our-mission-outcomes-of-the-2011-and-2012-entering-classes-selected-by-a-locally-developed-multiple-mini-interview
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Carol A Terregino, H Liesel Copeland, Sonia Garcia Laumbach, Daniel Mehan, Dana Dunleavy, Thomas Geiger
BACKGROUND: Can a locally developed multiple mini interview (MMI) process lead to outcomes reflective of local values and mission? METHODS: In 2017, the authors performed a retrospective analysis of the relationship of MMI with multiple-choice-based outcomes and non-multiple-choice-based outcomes, including clerkship competencies, OSCE, scholarship/service/leadership, academic honor society induction, peer and faculty humanism nominations, and overall performance at graduation for two entering classes with acceptance decisions based exclusively on a locally developed MMI...
February 19, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457671/abstinence-and-reduced-frequency-of-use-are-associated-with-improvements-in-quality-of-life-among-treatment-seekers-with-cannabis-use-disorder
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Christina A Brezing, C Jean Choi, Martina Pavlicova, Daniel Brooks, Amy L Mahony, John J Mariani, Frances R Levin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Many patients with cannabis use disorder (CUD) do not achieve or do not have abstinence as a goal of treatment, rather they reduce their use. Assessing outcome measures as they relate to functioning and reductions in cannabis use is an important area of study. Quality of life (QoL) shows promise as one such measure. Past studies have demonstrated gender differences in QoL and CUD. We aim to assess (1) the relationship between cannabis use and QoL and (2) gender effects in an outpatient medication treatment study for CUD...
February 19, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457614/poly-trimethylene-carbonate-and-poly-d-l-lactic-acid-modify-human-dendritic-cell-responses-to-staphylococci-but-do-not-affect-th1-and-th2-cell-development
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P P Balraadjsing, E C de Jong, D W Grijpma, M W Tanck, S A Zaat
Biomaterial-associated infections (BAIs) are frequent complications in the use of medical devices (biomaterials) correlated with considerable patient discomfort and high treatment costs. The presence of a biomaterial in the host causes derangement of local immune responses increasing susceptibility to infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) have an important role in directing the nature of immune responses by activating and controlling CD4+ T helper (Th) cell responses. To assess the immunomodulatory effect of the combined presence of biomaterials and Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 19, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457522/a-high-prevalence-of-tmd-is-related-to-somatic-awareness-and-pain-intensity-among-healthy-dental-students
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Anna Lövgren, Catharina Österlund, Aurelija Ilgunas, Ewa Lampa, Fredrik Hellström
OBJECTIVE: Dental students have been identified as a group with high risks of developing both temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and psychosocial conditions. Our primary aim was to evaluate the cross-sectional prevalence of TMD diagnoses, as defined in the Diagnostic Criteria (DC)/TMD, among dental students. The secondary aim was to evaluate the prevalence and association of behavioural and psychosocial factors in relation to DC/TMD diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted among undergraduate dental students during the second semester of their third year at the Department of Odontology, Medical Faculty, Umeå University, Sweden...
February 18, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457499/factors-related-to-alcohol-consumption-among-japanese-physicians
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Noriyasu Ohida, Yuichiro Otsuka, Yoshitaka Kaneita, Sachi Nakagome, Maki Jike, Osamu Itani, Takashi Ohida
This study aimed to investigate the drinking habits of Japanese physicians, and clarify their causal factors. A self-administered questionnaire was sent to 6000 male and 1500 female physicians, selected from among members of the Japan Medical Association. We analyzed the correlation of drinking habits with age, medical department, smoking and exercise status, work environment, sleep problems, and mental health. The response rate was 79.4%. Physicians with a heavy drinking habit were most frequently men in their 60s and women in their 20s to 50s...
February 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457486/case-report-of-empagliflozin-induced-cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Derek To, Scott Bradshaw, Jennifer Lipson
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare vasculitis affecting medium-sized vessels. Cutaneous PAN is a clinical variant, and we report the first case of empagliflozin-induced cutaneous PAN in a 69-year-old man. After starting empagliflozin, the patient presented with tender subcutaneous nodules on his legs, which showed a medium-sized vessel vasculitis on histopathology. Upon cessation of this medication, he had full resolution of these nodules. This case illustrates that empagliflozin can induce cutaneous PAN, and further attention to this medication's association with cutaneous PAN is warranted...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457473/going-the-distance-reviewing-antipsychotic-depot-or-long-acting-injectable-treatments-in-australasia
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Theo Theodoros, Mark Taylor, Hannah Chu-Han Huang, Nancy Wang, Balaji Motamarri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to provide an opinion paper reviewing the role of depot or long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications, with comments on individual newer LAIs such aripiprazole maintena and paliperidone palmitate. In particular, we share our recent experience of using paliperidone three-monthly LAI. We also reflect on the associated benefits and potential harms of LAIs, and when they may be used. CONCLUSIONS: LAI antipsychotics are an important and arguably under-utilised therapeutic option, particularly where medication adherence is a priority, and where an informed patient opts for this formulation...
February 1, 2018: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457372/clinical-characteristics-and-factors-associated-with-disability-and-impaired-quality-of-life-in-children-with-juvenile-systemic-sclerosis
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Brandi E Stevens, Kathryn S Torok, Suzanne C Li, Nicole Hershey, Megan Curran, Gloria C Higgins, Katharine F Moore, C Egla Rabinovich, Samuel Dodson, Anne M Stevens
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical manifestations of juvenile systemic sclerosis (jSSc), including disease characteristics and patient quality of life, through the multinational Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Legacy Registry. METHODS: Subjects with jSSc were prospectively enrolled between 2010 and 2013. Diagnosis of jSSc was determined by the enrolling pediatric rheumatologist, with disease onset required prior to age 18. Collected data included demographics, disease characteristics, medication exposure, and quality of life metrics...
February 18, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457345/robot-assisted-vs-freehand-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Lingjia Yu, Xi Chen, Adam Margalit, Huiming Peng, Guixing Qiu, Wenwei Qian
BACKGROUND: Medical robotics has progressively become more compelling in modern orthopaedic surgery. Several studies comparing robot-assisted (RA) and freehand (FH) conventional techniques for pedicle screw fixation have been published, but the results are unclear. Here, we assessed current evidence regarding the efficiency, safety and accuracy of RA compared with FH techniques. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science was performed to compare the differences between RA and FH in spine surgery...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457328/cognitive-performance-in-late-adolescence-and-long-term-risk-of-early-heart-failure-in-swedish-men
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Martin Lindgren, Peter Eriksson, Annika Rosengren, Josefina Robertson, Linus Schiöler, Maria Schaufelberger, David Åberg, Kjell Torén, Margda Waern, Maria Åberg
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) incidence appears to increase among younger individuals, raising questions of how risk factors affect the younger population. We investigated the association of cognitive performance in late adolescence with long-term risk of early HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We followed a cohort of Swedish men enrolled in mandatory military conscription in 1968-2005 (n = 1 225 300; mean age 18.3 years) until 2014 for HF hospitalization, using data from the Swedish National Inpatient Registry...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457326/associations-between-adolescent-risk-for-restrictive-disordered-eating-and-long-term-outcomes-related-to-somatic-symptoms-body-mass-index-and-poor-well-being
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Evelina Landstedt, Anne Hammarström, A Kate Fairweather-Schmidt, Tracey Wade
OBJECTIVE: To date, no longitudinal, community-based studies have examined the association between disordered eating emerging in adolescence and long-term physical well-being. This study sought to explore the longitudinal associations between risk for restrictive disordered eating (DE-R; those not presenting with binge-purge symptoms) in adolescence and trajectories of functional somatic symptoms (FSS) and body mass index (BMI), and several indicators of poor physical well-being across early- to mid-adulthood, including medication, number of doctor visits, and sick leave...
February 18, 2018: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457323/anticoagulation-knowledge-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-australian-survey
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Kehinde O Obamiro, Leanne Chalmers, Kenneth Lee, Bonnie J Bereznicki, Luke R E Bereznicki
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly diagnosed arrhythmia in clinical practice, and is associated with a significant medical and economic burden. Anticoagulants reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism by approximately two-thirds compared with no therapy. Knowledge regarding anticoagulant therapy can influence treatment outcomes in patients with AF. OBJECTIVE: To measure the level of anticoagulation knowledge in patients with AF taking oral anticoagulants (OACs), investigate the association between patient-related factors and anticoagulation knowledge, and compare these results in patients taking warfarin and direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOACs)...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457258/quality-of-prescribing-by-physicians-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants-in-the-united-states
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Shiyin Jiao, Irene B Murimi, Randall S Stafford, Ramin Mojtabai, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have increasingly broad prescribing authority in the United States, yet little is known regarding how the quality of their prescribing practices compares to that of physicians. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of prescribing practices of physicians and non-physician providers. METHODS: A serial cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was performed...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457214/maintenance-zinc-therapy-after-initial-penicillamine-chelation-to-treat-symptomatic-hepatic-wilson-s-disease-in-resource-constrained-setting
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Piyush Gupta, Mehul Choksi, Ashish Goel, Uday Zachariah, Kattiparambil Gangadharan Sajith, Jeyamani Ramachandran, George Chandy, George Kurian, Grace Rebekah, Chundamannil Eapen Eapen
BACKGROUND: Experience with zinc in treating symptomatic hepatic Wilson's disease (WD) is limited. AIM: To study the efficacy of Penicillamine followed by zinc in treating symptomatic hepatic Wilson's disease. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed case records of 31 symptomatic hepatic WD patients for whom disease severity scores (Child's, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), Nazer's, and New Wilson Index (NWI) score) and 24-h urinary copper were compared at 3-time points-baseline at presentation, at transition from penicillamine to zinc and at end of follow up...
February 19, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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