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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104972/utilization-study-of-antihypertensives-in-a-south-indian-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-and-adherence-to-standard-treatment-guidelines
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Supratim Datta
AIM: Hypertension represents a major health problem primarily because of its role in contributing to the initiation and progression of major cardiovascular diseases. Concerns pertaining to hypertension and its sequelae can be substantially addressed and consequent burden of disease reduced by early detection and appropriate therapy of elevated blood pressure. This cross-sectional observational study aims at analyzing the utilization pattern of antihypertensives used for the treatment of hypertension at a tertiary care hospital in perspective of standard treatment guidelines...
December 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104967/a-survey-of-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-consumers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-regarding-the-disposal-of-unused-medicines
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Supriya Sonowal, Chetna Desai, Jigar D Kapadia, Mira K Desai
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of consumers in India about disposal of unused medicines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire comprising 11 questions evaluating the Knowledge (2), Attitude (3) and Practice (6) of unused medicines was prepared and pre validated before administering to 200 consumers of medicines attending the outpatient department of Civil Hospital Ahmedabad, a tertiary care teaching hospital in Western India. Requisite permissions from Institutional Ethics Committee and informed consent were obtained prior to recruiting them for the study...
December 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104013/-correlation-between-the-visiting-rate-of-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-and-airborne-pollen-concentrations-in-beijing-in-recent-3-years
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W N Hu, L Zhu, L F Xie, F Z Zhang, M Y Bai, N Wang, Z W Sun
Objective: To evaluate the daily airborne pollen concentrations and visiting rate of patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and their correlation during 2012-2014 in Beijing. Methods: Daily airborne pollen concentrations (55 998 numbers in total and 549 numbers in average) and its constitution from April to September each year (2012 to 2014) were compared. The number of patients with AR (44 203 in total) who visited the outpatient department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Peking University Third Hospital between January 2012 and December 2014 was analyzed by month...
January 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103871/a-descriptive-survey-study-of-violence-management-and-priorities-among-psychiatric-staff-in-mental-health-services-across-seventeen-european-countries
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Seamus Cowman, Anna Björkdahl, Eric Clarke, Georgina Gethin, Jim Maguire
BACKGROUND: In mental health services what is commonplace across international frontiers is that to prevent aggressive patients from harming themselves, other patients or staff, coercive measures and foremost, violence management strategies are required. There is no agreement, recommendations or direction from the EU on which measures of coercion should be practiced across EU countries, and there is no overall one best practice approach. METHODS: The project was conceived through an expert group, the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG)...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098078/knowledge-attitude-and-behaviour-of-the-general-population-towards-organ-donation-an-indian-perspective
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Poreddi Vijayalakshmi, T S Sunitha, Sailaxmi Gandhi, Rohini Thimmaiah, Suresh Bada Math
BACKGROUND: The rate of organ donation in India is low and research on organ donation among the general population is limited. We assessed the knowledge, attitude and willingness to donate organs among the general population. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study among 193 randomly selected relatives of patients (not of those seeking organ donation) attending the outpatient department at a tertiary care centre. We used a structured questionnaire to collect data through face-to-face interviews...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095374/human-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-nonimmunocompromised-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Konstantin Zedtwitz-Liebenstein, Magda Diab-Elschahaw, Michael Frass
In a retrospective analysis of patients visiting the Outpatient Department of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine over a period of 3 years, we found a high incidence of symptomatic nonsevere human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in nonimmunocompromised patients. We present 11 symptomatic cases of HCMV infection in nonimmunocompromised patients with non-life-threatening symptoms like long-lasting depletion, fatigue, and subfebrile fever with or without muscular pain and arthralgia. Although the symptoms were not life-threatening, all of the patients suffered a prolonged duration of the disease until improvement...
January 18, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095285/urine-levels-of-phthalate-metabolites-and-bisphenol-a-in-relation-to-main-metabolic-syndrome-components-dyslipidemia-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-a-pilot-study
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Roman Piecha, Štěpán Svačina, Marek Malý, Karel Vrbík, Zdenka Lacinová, Martin Haluzík, Jana Pavloušková, Adam Vavrouš, Dagmar Matějková, Dana Müllerová, Miloš Mráz, Martin Matoulek
AIM: Human exposure to organic pollutants (some of them also called endocrine disruptors) can be associated with adverse metabolic health outcomes including type 2 diabetes. The goal of this study was to compare the urine levels of bisphenol A and phthalate metabolites in subgroups of patients with metabolic syndrome composed of patients with and without three important components of metabolic syndrome (hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes). METHODS: We have investigated 24 hr urine samples of 168 patients with metabolic syndrome from the Metabolic Outpatient Department of General University Hospital in Prague...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090184/radiographic-evaluation-of-the-status-of-third-molars-in-sriganganagar-population-a-digital-panoramic-study
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Sharry Goyal, Pradhuman Verma, Seetharamaiha Sunder Raj
BACKGROUND: Third molar (M3) agenesis and impaction are associated with evolution, changed dietary habits, and human jaw growth. The aim of the study was to radiographically evaluate the prevalence of M3s agenesis, impacted M3s with different impaction patterns, and the approximation of Inferior Dental Canal (IDC) with impacted mandibular M3s roots among the Sriganganagar population. METHODS: The study included 700 randomly selected subjects from OPD with an age range of 25-45 years...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088941/fracture-union-in-percutaneous-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-paediatric-tibial-shaft-fractures
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Ramji Lal Sahu, Rajni Ranjan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable tibial shaft fractures in children. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College from June 2005 to June 2010. Sixty-six children having closed fracture of the tibial shaft with a mean age of 7.7 years (range, 2-14 years) were recruited from emergency and outpatient department. They were treated with percutaneous intramedullary Kirschner wires...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081211/development-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-rule-for-bacteremia-among-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-in-outpatient-settings
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Sho Sasaki, Takeshi Hasegawa, Hiroo Kawarazaki, Atsushi Nomura, Daisuke Uchida, Takahiro Imaizumi, Masahide Furusho, Hiroki Nishiwaki, Shingo Fukuma, Yugo Shibagaki, Shunichi Fukuhara
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no reliable clinical prediction rule (CPR) for identifying bacteremia in hemodialysis (HD) patients has been established. The aim of this study was to develop a CPR for bacteremia in maintenance HD patients visiting the outpatient department. METHODS: This multicenter cohort study involved consecutive maintenance HD patients who visited the outpatient clinic or emergency room of seven Japanese institutions between August 2011 and July 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079304/localized-measurements-of-physical-parameters-within-human-sperm-cells-obtained-with-wide-field-interferometry
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Michal Balberg, Mattan Levi, Ksawery Kalinowski, Itay Barnea, Simcha K Mirsky, Natan T Shaked
We developed a new method to identify the separate cellular compartments in the optical path delay (OPD) maps of un-labeled spermatozoa. This was conducted by comparing OPD maps of fixed, un-labeled spermatozoa to bright field images of the same cells following labeling. The labeling enabled us to identify the acrosomal and nuclear compartments in the corresponding OPD maps of the cells. We then extracted the refractive index maps of fixed cells by dividing the OPD maps of spermatozoa by the corresponding thickness maps of the same cells, obtained with AFM...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077835/-development-and-effects-of-a-heart-health-diary-for-self-care-enhancement-of-patients-with-heart-failure
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Jae Lan Shim, Seon Young Hwang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a heart health diary to promote self-care ability among patients with heart failure (HF), and to identify the diary's effect on self-care adherence, self-efficacy, and physical activity. METHODS: A randomized control-group pretestposttest design was adopted using block randomization. A calender-typed health diary was developed and it included a self-care checklist and education information on HF management. The experimental group were given guided counseling and education for 8 weeks and wrote a daily health diary during that period...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076669/medication-discrepancies-at-outpatient-departments-for-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-the-netherlands-risks-and-clinical-relevance
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Mirjam Simoons, Hans Mulder, Arne J Risselada, Frederik W Wilmink, Robert Schoevers, Henricus G Ruhé, Eric N van Roon
OBJECTIVE: To identify discrepancies between actual drug use by outpatients with mood and anxiety disorders and medication overviews from health care providers as well as to investigate the clinical relevance of those discrepancies. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in adults visiting 1 of 4 participating outpatient departments for mood and anxiety disorders was conducted between March and November 2014. DSM-5 criteria were used to assign the psychiatric diagnosis...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070471/importance-of-mean-red-cell-distribution-width-in-hypertensive-patients
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Ahmed Bilal, Junaid H Farooq, Immad Kiani, Salman Assad, Haider Ghazanfar, Imran Ahmed
PURPOSE: Red cell distribution width (RDW), expressed in femtoliters (fl), is a measure of the variation in the size of circulating erythrocytes and is often expressed as a direct measurement of the width of the distribution. We aim to observe the mean value of red cell distribution width (RDW) in hypertensive patients. Increased RDW can be used as a tool for early diagnosis, as an inflammatory marker, and a mortality indicator in hypertensive patients due to its close relation to inflammation...
November 29, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070467/social-support-and-resilience-among-patients-with-burn-injury-in-lahore-pakistan
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Ahmed Waqas, Sadiq Naveed, Mariam M Bhuiyan, Jawad Usman, Ahmed Inam-Ul-Haq, Sara S Cheema
INTRODUCTION: Social support and ego resiliency play a great role in maintaining the physical and mental health of patients with burn injuries. The present study has been designed to compare ego resiliency levels and the degree of social support in patients with a burn injury and their healthy counterparts. METHODS: This study was conducted in two teaching hospitals in Lahore, Pakistan from May 2015 to July 2015. A total of 80 burn patients presenting in outpatient departments of general surgery, plastic surgery, and burn centers of these hospitals were surveyed conveniently, and for comparison, 80 patients presenting in outpatient departments with minor ailments, for routine checkups or follow-ups were recruited...
November 8, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070234/contemporary-review-of-minimally-invasive-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Rui Dai, Ryan S Turley, Dan G Blazer
AIM: To assess the current literature describing various minimally invasive techniques for and to review short-term outcomes after minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). METHODS: PD remains the only potentially curative treatment for periampullary malignancies, including, most commonly, pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Minimally invasive approaches to this complex operation have begun to be increasingly reported in the literature and are purported by some to reduce the historically high morbidity of PD associated with the open technique...
December 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068950/corneal-hysteresis-in-patients-with-glaucoma-like-optic-discs-ocular-hypertension-and-glaucoma
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Melissa L Murphy, Olya Pokrovskaya, Marie Galligan, Colm O'Brien
BACKGROUND: To compare corneal hysteresis (CH) measurements between patients with glaucoma, ocular hypertension (OHT) and glaucoma-like optic discs (GLD)- defined as a cup to disc ratio greater than or equal to 0.6 with normal intraocular pressure (IOP) and visual fields. The secondary aim was to investigate whether corneal resistance factor (CRF) and central corneal thickness (CCT) differ between patient groups. METHODS: In this cross sectional study a total of 123 patients (one eye each) were recruited from a glaucoma outpatient department to undergo ocular response analyser (ORA) testing and ultrasound pachymetry as well as clinical examination...
January 10, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065235/a-clinical-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study-on-jianpiqinghua-decoction-in-treating-stage-3-chronic-kidney-disease-with-a-syndrome-type-of-dampness-heat-due-to-spleen-deficiency
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Ke-Na Yu, Zhao-Hui Ni, Nian-Song Wang, Wen Peng, Yi Wang, Chang-Ming Zhang, Li-Qun He
Objective To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of JianpiQinghua decoction in treating stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD3) with syndrome type of dampness-heat due to spleen deficiency. Methods A multicenter, randomized, controlled, prospective, double-blind, and double-simulation study was undertaken. A total of 270 CKD3 patients with syndrome type of dampness-heat due to spleen deficiency from the outpatient departments of six general hospitals were randomly divided into telmisartan+analog traditional Chinese medicine (TA) group, traditional Chinese medicine+analog telmisartan (TCMA) group, and telmisartan+traditional Chinese medicine (TTCM) group, in which the corresponding treatment was applied in addition to basic treatment...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060790/family-based-association-study-of-rs17300539-and-rs12495941-polymorphism-in-adiponectin-gene-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-a-chinese-population
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Xianchang Sun, Xingguo Wu, Yunmin Duan, Guanghai Liu, Xinyan Yu, Wenjuan Zhang
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disease that has both genetic and environmental components. Adiponectin plays an important role in the regulation of insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance (IR) in PCOS. The aim of this study was to determine 2 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) variants (rs12495941 and rs17300539) of the adiponectin gene (ADIPOQ) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) families. MATERIAL AND METHODS We recruited 197 PCOS probands, their biological parents, and 192 controls...
January 6, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059268/optimization-of-lightweight-structure-and-supporting-bipod-flexure-for-a-space-mirror
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Yi-Cheng Chen, Bo-Kai Huang, Zhen-Ting You, Chia-Yen Chan, Ting-Ming Huang
This article presents an optimization process for integrated optomechanical design. The proposed optimization process for integrated optomechanical design comprises computer-aided drafting, finite element analysis (FEA), optomechanical transfer codes, and an optimization solver. The FEA was conducted to determine mirror surface deformation; then, deformed surface nodal data were transferred into Zernike polynomials through MATLAB optomechanical transfer codes to calculate the resulting optical path difference (OPD) and optical aberrations...
December 20, 2016: Applied Optics
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