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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641216/psychoeducational-groups-for-adults-with-adhd-and-their-significant-others-pegasus-a-pragmatic-multicenter-and-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Hirvikoski, T Lindström, J Carlsson, E Waaler, J Jokinen, S Bölte
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility, efficacy, and effectiveness of PEGASUS, a group-based structured psychoeducation for adults with ADHD and their significant others. METHOD: A pragmatic parallel group add-on design multicenter randomized controlled trial was conducted, comparing an 8-session treatment with PEGASUS (allocated n=97; 48 with ADHD and 49 with significant others) to treatment as usual (TAU, allocated n=82; 39 with ADHD and 43 significant others)...
May 9, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626821/mesopic-visual-quality-after-accelerated-corneal-cross-linking-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Hassan Hashemi, Soheila Asgari
PURPOSE: To determine the 1-year changes of mesopic higher order aberrations (HOAs) and contrast sensitivity (CS) after accelerated corneal cross linking (CXL) in progressive keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective case series, 70 eyes of 62 keratoconic patients underwent accelerated CXL (18 mW/cm(2), 5 min). HOAs and CS were measured using the OPD Scan III and CSV-1000 CS test charts under mesopic conditions before and 6 and 12 months after CXL. RESULTS: At 1 year, logarithmic mesopic CS in spatial frequencies of 3, 6, 12, and 18 cycles per degree (CPD) had increased by 0...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621276/association-of-palatal-rugae-pattern-in-gender-identification-an-exploratory-study
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Nitin Gautam, Suneel G Patil, R Gopi Krishna, Hemalatha Agastya, Lubna Mushtaq, K Vijay Kumar
AIM: The present study's aim was to assess the pattern of palatine ridges/rugae to identify gender. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study consists of a total of 50 participants (25 males and 25 females). Participants of the age range of 20 to 50 years were selected from the outpatient department. According to the shape and size of the patient's arches, maxillary impression trays were selected using alginate, and casts were poured subsequently. With the help of a sharp graphite pencil, the palatine ridges were delineated to make it prominent, and on either side of the midline, the number of rugae was counted and the length measured...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615856/a-rare-case-of-theileria-annulata-induced-corneal-opacity-in-a-calf
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Vivek Joshi, S Alam, U Dimri, A G Bhanuprakash, A Gopalakrishnan, Y Ajith
A 10 months old male cross-bred calf was presented in OPD Medicine, Referral Veterinary Polyclinic, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar with the history of anorexia, impaired vision, heavy tick infestation and diarrhoea for the last 1 week. The clinical examination revealed enlarged pre-scapular lymph nodes, prominent cloudiness in eyes and exophthalmos. The presence of Koch blue bodies in biopsied lymph nodes and a PCR assay confirmed it to be bovine tropical theileriosis associated with unique corneal opacity...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615763/adverse-drug-reactions-and-their-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-on-antipsychotic-therapy-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-delhi
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Shalini Chawla, Shankar Kumar
CONTEXT: Adverse drug reactions (ADR) due to antipsychotic therapy have significant impact on a psychiatric patient's quality of life. Few studies have been conducted in India to monitor adverse drug reactions due to antispsychotics and none has been done to determine their impact on quality of life. AIMS: The present study was conducted to monitor ADRs due to antipsychotics and ascertain the impact of ADRs on quality of life. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective observational study was conducted in the psychiatry outpatients department in New Delhi for 1 year...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610556/toileting-behaviors-and-overactive-bladder-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study-in-china
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Dongjuan Xu, Ran Cheng, Aixia Ma, Meng Zhao, Kefang Wang
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder is more prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes than in those without diabetes. Unhealthy toileting behaviors may be associated with the development and worsening of overactive bladder symptoms. However, little is known about the relationships between toileting behaviors and overactive bladder in patients with diabetes. This study aimed to identify unhealthy toileting behaviors that patients with type 2 diabetes adopted to empty their bladders and investigate the relationships between toileting behaviors and overactive bladder...
June 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607896/a-survey-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-otolaryngologists
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Twinkle Dabholkar, Sujata Yardi, Yogesh G Dabholkar, Haritosh K Velankar, Gaurav Ghuge
There are increased reports of prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in surgeons performing minimal access surgeries. Due to the nature of the speciality, otolaryngologists spend their work days in performing markedly precise procedures in small workspaces i.e. the patients' ear, nose and throat. Due to this, they frequently adopt awkward neck, back and shoulder postures while using devices like otoscope, endoscope and microscope. The field of otolaryngology has barely received any attention with respect to ergonomic assessment...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604801/high-blood-levels-of-lead-in-children-aged-6-36-months-in-kathmandu-valley-nepal-a-cross-sectional-study-of-associated-factors
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Meghnath Dhimal, Khem Bahadur Karki, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Bimala Dhimal, Hari Datt Joshi, Sajan Puri, Achyut Raj Pandey, Purushotam Dhakal, Arun Kumar Sharma, Ganendra Bhakta Raya, Imran Ansari, David A Groneberg, Ruth Müller, Ulrich Kuch
Young children are at greatest risk of exposure to lead and its effects. Although lead is one of the most widely used elements with known health hazard, there is little data on the blood lead level (BLL) of children in the Kathmandu Valley. Thus, this study aimed to assess factors associated with high BLL in children who were 6-36 months of age and resided in the Kathmandu Valley. In this hospital-based cross-sectional study 6-36 month-old children visiting the Paediatrics Outpatient Department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Patan Hospital, and Siddhi Memorial Hospital were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603552/problem-management-plus-pm-in-the-management-of-common-mental-disorders-in-a-specialized-mental-healthcare-facility-in-pakistan-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman, Fareed Aslam Minhas
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a 5-session, psychological intervention program delivered by trained non-specialist that addresses common mental disorders. The objectives of this study are to evaluate effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of PM+ in a specialized mental health care facility in Pakistan. METHODS: A single blind individual randomized controlled trial (RCT) will be carried out in the outpatient department of a specialized mental healthcare facility in Rawalpindi, Pakistan...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599689/aspartic-acid-racemization-with-correlation-to-age-aforensic-perspective
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Qudsia Hassan, Allah Rakha, M Zahid Bashir
OBJECTIVE: To estimate age through aspartic acid racemization of human dentin for forensic analysis, and to calculate the margin of error between chronological age and estimated age by racemization method. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional comparative study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Dental Outpatients' Department, Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi, from 2011 to 2014. METHODOLOGY: Patients from dental orthodontics department were selected...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599328/-measurement-of-quality-with-routine-data
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Stefan J Lang, Robert Rilk, Alida Friederike Müller, Jan Luebke, Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard
There is a growing interest in quality measurement in the healthcare sector. Hospitals in Germany are obligated to participate in measures for external quality assurance and they must establish an internal quality management system. In addition to the legal requirements, measurement of quality is also possible with routine data. Suitable sources are the ICD system or unstandardized information from treatment documentation. The selection of suitable quality indicators is necessary to interpret the data. Complications or achievement of surgical objectives can be suitable quality indicators...
June 9, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598462/an-experience-of-optimizing-a-community-based-micro-insurance-model-to-bridge-the-gap-between-treatment-cost-and-ability-to-pay-at-bpkihs
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N Kumar, S Koirala, M Varma
In the year 2001 the leaders of BPKIHS started a micro social insurance scheme; Social Health Insurance (SHI) for prospective research. It is a method of financing and managing health care using compulsory contributions from employers, employees and may be from the government. Household members from organized groups in catchment areas enrolled voluntarily. Photographed service cards were issued entitled for free IPD/OPD consultations, investigations and bed charges excluding CT scans and specialty treatment...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598046/correlation-and-comparison-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-with-sagittal-abdominal-diameter-and-other-anthropometric-and-biochemical-variables-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Meenaxi Sharda, Harish Nigam, S R Meena, Anil Soni, Anuraj Singh, Nitasha Sharma
OBJECTIVE: 1) To determine relation of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness with sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) and other anthropometric measurements in metabolic syndrome (MetS). 2) To determine relation of epicardial adipose tissue with biochemical variables of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Cases were recruited from the patients attending OPD in New Medical College Hospital, Govt. Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan, India between March 2015 to February 2016...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589824/taking-care-to-the-patient-a-rural-outreach-plan-for-men
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Elaine Cole
A staff nurse has turned her outpatients department into a health promotion hub, reaching across her community hospital and beyond to provide proactive, preventive and integrated services in rural communities. Anne Thomas, who works at Dolgellau Hospital in Gwynedd, north west Wales, won the Community Nursing category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 for her work addressing health inequalities in men.
June 7, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589754/participatory-art-based-research-with-children-to-gain-their-perspectives-on-designing-healthcare-environments
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Tineke Water, Jill Wrapson, Ema Tokolahi, Shahin Payam, Stephen Reay
BACKGROUND: A study was designed to understand the experiences and needs of children within the public spaces of the Outpatients Department of New Zealand's national children's hospital, Starship Childrens' Directorate. AIM: To find out from children what they thought about the outpatient environment. DESIGN: A participatory art based methodology was used. METHODS: Based around the key areas of the physical environment, wayfinding, noise, and uniforms, art-based methods (draw and tell and letter writing) were used to collect data from 175 children ages 5-16 whilst they attended outpatient clinics...
June 19, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589110/citelli-s-abscess-following-otitis-media-a-case-report
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Anjan-Kumar Sahoo, Chappity Preetam, Dillip-Kumar Samal, Sourav Sarkar
INTRODUCTION: Citelli's abscess is an extratemporal complication of otitis media. It occurs when pus from the mastoid tip trickles down along the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the occipital and cervical region. It is a very unusual presenting complication of chronic otitis media with no available data in the until now. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old female was presented to our outpatient department with a 1 month history of hi-grade fever and headache and pain around the left half of the face...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588164/diagnosis-of-dermatophytosis-by-conventional-methods-and-comparatative-analysis-of-sabouraud-dextrose-agar-and-dermatophyte-test-medium-for-isolation-of-dermatophytes
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S Monwar, M A Hossain, F Boby, H Begum, N Begum
Dermatophytosis is a fungal disease which ranked as one of the most common cutaneous condition in all over the world. The aim of this cross sectional observational study is to identify the etiological agent of dermatophytosis and comparison of Sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA) and Dermatophyte test medium (DTM) for the primary isolation of dermatophytes among the clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis from the outpatient Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital from July 2013 to December 2015...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588159/ramadan-perspective-epidemiology-and-education-in-diabetes-rapeed-study
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N I Siddiqui, M Kamrul-Hasan, M A Hossain, P K Chanda, M A Bakar, M Rahman, M A Kader
Ramadan fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is obligatory for all healthy adult and adolescent Muslims. A significant number of patients with diabetes observe fasting during Ramadan. The objectives of this Ramadan Perspective Epidemiology and Education in Diabetes (RAPEED) study were to find out the current knowledge, attitude, and practices about Ramadan fasting among people with diabetes in Bangladesh. This retrospective cross-sectional study recruited 648 subjects with diabetes mellitus attending the Endocrinology outpatient department of a tertiary level hospital of Bangladesh within two months of the end of Ramadan in 2016...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586584/hypothyroidism-in-hepatitis-c-patients-on-pegylated-interferon-therapy
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Muhammad Asim Hameed, Asif Mehmood, Muhammad Ahsan Farooq, Ghias Un Nabi Tayyab, Israr Ul Haq Toor
OBJECTIVE: Chronic hepatitis has become a major health problem all over the world especially in the third world countries. The most common cause of chronic hepatitis in Pakistan is hepatitis C which can lead Toliver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In Pakistan Pegylated Interferon Alpha is still corner stone of therapy for chronic hepatitis C. One of the major side effects of this therapy is the development of thyroid dysfunction, i.e., hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. This study was done to assess the frequency of hypothyroidism in hepatitis C patients after three months of pegylated interferon therapy...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586501/biomechanical-characterization-of-subclinical-keratoconus-without-topographic-or-tomographic-abnormalities
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Riccardo Vinciguerra, Renato Ambrósio, Cynthia J Roberts, Claudio Azzolini, Paolo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To present a case series of patients with subclinical keratoconus with normal topometric (anterior curvature) and tomographic findings in one eye who showed abnormalities detected by Corvis ST (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany) in vivo biomechanical assessment. METHODS: All patients had a complete ophthalmic examination, including the Corvis ST biomechanical measurements, optical tomography, and pachymetry with Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH), and Placido-based topography with either the Nidek (OPD III Nidek, Gamagori, Japan) or CSO platform (Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici, Florence, Italy)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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