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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/29455698/stop-the-bleed-the-effect-of-hemorrhage-control-education-on-laypersons-willingness-to-respond-during-a-traumatic-medical-emergency
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Elliot M Ross, Theodore T Redman, Julian G Mapp, Derek J Brown, Kaori Tanaka, Craig W Cooley, Chetan U Kharod, David A Wampler
BACKGROUND: The "Stop the Bleed" campaign advocates for non-medical personnel to be trained in basic hemorrhage control. However, it is not clear what type of education or the duration of instruction needed to meet that requirement. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a brief hemorrhage control educational curriculum on the willingness of laypersons to respond during a traumatic emergency. METHODS: This "Stop the Bleed" education initiative was conducted by the University of Texas Health San Antonio Office of the Medical Director (San Antonio, Texas USA) between September 2016 and March 2017...
February 19, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454380/quality-of-life-satisfaction-and-outcomes-after-ministernotomy-versus-full-sternotomy-isolated-aortic-valve-replacement-quality-avr-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emiliano A Rodríguez-Caulo, Ana Guijarro-Contreras, Juan Otero-Forero, María José Mataró, Gemma Sánchez-Espín, Arantza Guzón, Carlos Porras, Miguel Such, Antonio Ordóñez, José María Melero-Tejedor, Manuel Jiménez-Navarro
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, the use of ministernotomy in cardiac surgery has increased. Quality of life and patient satisfaction after ministernotomy have never been compared to conventional full sternotomy in randomised trials. The aim of the study is to determine if this minimally invasive approach improves quality of life, satisfaction and clinical morbimortality outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: The QUALITY-AVR trial is a single-blind, single-centre, independent, and pragmatic randomised clinical trial comparing ministernotomy ("J" shaped upper hemisternotomy toward right 4th intercostal space) to full sternotomy in patients with isolated severe aortic stenosis scheduled for elective aortic valve replacement...
February 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451591/impact-of-aggressive-periodontitis-and-chronic-periodontitis-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
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Alexandre Hugo Llanos, Carlos Guillermo Benítez Silva, Karina Tamie Ichimura, Estela Sanches Rebeis, Marcela Giudicissi, Marcelo Munhóes Romano, Luciana Saraiva
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the effect of different forms of periodontal diseases on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL). Fifty-two patients with Aggressive Periodontitis (AP) or Chronic Periodontitis (CP) were included: nine patients with Localized Aggressive Periodontitis (LAP), thirty-three patients with Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis (GAP) and ten patients with Generalized Chronic Periodontitis (GCP). Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaires (OHIP-14) were distributed after a clinical examination that measured the following periodontal parameters: tooth loss, bleeding on probing (BoP), probing depth (PD), gingival recession (REC) and clinical attachment level (CAL)...
2018: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444116/field-evaluation-of-the-safety-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-early-infant-male-circumcision-using-the-accucirc-device
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Robert C Bailey, Irene Nyaboke, Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, Erick Okello, Valentine Pengo, Betha Ochomo, Mary Emmaculate Auma, Simon Were, Stella Ojuok, Evelyne Adoyo, Mildred Adhiambo, Marisa R Young, Rebeca M Plank, Fredrick O Otieno
BACKGROUND: As countries scale up adult voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention, they are looking ahead to long term sustainable strategies, including introduction of early infant male circumcision (EIMC). Although a number of devices for EIMC are prequalified by the World Health Organization, evaluation of additional devices can provide policy-makers and clinicians the information required to make informed decisions. We undertook a field evaluation of the safety and acceptability of the AccuCirc device in Kisumu County, Kenya...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439672/renal-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-patients-and-parents-knowledge-and-routines-for-renal-follow-up-a-questionnaire-study
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I Cockerell, M Guenin, K Heimdal, M Bjørnvold, K K Selmer, O Rouvière
BACKGROUND: Renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) are a major clinical feature in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Spontaneous bleeding can be life threatening, and appropriate information and proper surveillance and management are important to limit morbidity and mortality. Because TSC is a rare disease, patients are at risk of suboptimal medical management. Our aim was to investigate patients' and parents' knowledge about renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and to identify current routines for renal follow-up...
February 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431025/highlighting-the-clinical-need-for-diagnosing-mycoplasma-genitalium-infection
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Catherine A Ison, Helen Fifer, Simon Gwynn, Paddy Horner, Peter Muir, Jane Nicholls, Keith Radcliffe, Jonathan Ross, David Taylor-Robinson, John White
Despite Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) being increasingly recognised as a genital pathogen in men and women, awareness and utility of commercially available MG-testing has been low. The opinion of UK sexual health clinicians and allied professionals was sought on how MG-testing should be used. Thirty-two consensus statements were developed by an expert group and circulated to clinicians and laboratory staff, who were asked to evaluate their level of agreement with each statement; 75% agreement was set as the threshold for defining consensus for each statement...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422742/impact-of-yoga-on-periodontal-disease-and-stress-management
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Archika Sudhanshu, Urvi Sharma, H S Vadiraja, Rakesh Kumar Rana, Richa Singhal
Background: Yoga is considered to be one of the most important, effective, and valuable tools available for man to overcome various physical and psychological problems. Stress contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases; hence, it becomes important to reduce the level of stress for prevention and management of diseases. Aims and Objectives: The present study was aimed: (1) To understand and analyze the possibilities of employing yogic practices in the treatment of periodontal disease along with conventional dental therapy, (2) to understand the effect of stress on periodontal treatment outcome, (3) to evaluate the efficacy of yoga in the management of periodontal disease with reference to stress...
September 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420395/ulipristal-acetate-for-treatment-of-symptomatic-uterine-leiomyomas-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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James A Simon, William Catherino, James H Segars, Rick E Blakesley, Anna Chan, Vilma Sniukiene, Ayman Al-Hendy
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and tolerability of ulipristal acetate, a selective progesterone receptor modulator, for treatment of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. METHODS: This phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolled premenopausal women (aged 18-50 years) with abnormal uterine bleeding, one or more discrete leiomyomas, and uterine size 20 weeks of gestation or less. Patients were randomized 1:1:1 to 5 mg ulipristal, 10 mg ulipristal, or placebo once daily for 12 weeks followed by 12-week drug-free follow-up...
February 5, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29418040/male-gender-school-attendance-and-sports-participation-are-positively-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-with-congenital-bleeding-disorders
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P F Limperg, M M H Joosten, K Fijnvandraat, M Peters, M A Grootenhuis, L Haverman
BACKGROUND: This study assesses health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and variables associated with HRQOL, in children and adolescents with haemophilia and congenital bleeding disorders (CBD) in the Netherlands. METHODS: Patients <18 years with CBD under treatment at the Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Center of the Academic Medical Center were included. Participants completed generic HRQOL questionnaires (TAPQOL 0-5 years; PedsQL 6-18 years). Differences and effect sizes in HRQOL compared to healthy peers, and between hemophilia severity groups, were tested using Mann Whitney U-tests...
February 8, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29418017/periodontal-condition-in-relation-to-the-adherence-to-nutrient-recommendations-in-daily-smokers
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L Jauhiainen, A L Suominen, S Männistö, M Knuuttila, P Ylöstalo
AIM: To examine whether a healthy diet based on nutrient recommendations is associated with periodontal condition in smokers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Daily smokers from the cross-sectional Health 2000 Survey in Finland, analyzed in two age groups (30-49 and 50-79 years, n= 704 and 267) and according to the level of oral hygiene. Periodontal condition was measured as the number of sextants with gingival bleeding and teeth with ≥ 4 mm deepened periodontal pockets...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402809/questionnaire-based-survey-on-gastrointestinal-bleeding-and-management-of-antithrombotic-agents-during-endoscopy-among-asian-countries
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Nanae Tsuruoka, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Yasuhisa Sakata, Kazuma Fujimoto, Takeshi Kamiya, Takashi Joh, Kengo Tokunaga, Shin'ichi Takahashi, Yoshikazu Kinoshita, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Yuji Naito, Akihito Nagahara, Toshio Watanabe, Francis K L Chan, Ki-Baik Hahm, Udom Kachintorn, Kwong Ming Fock, Ari Fahrial Syam, Abdul Aziz Rani, Jose D Sollano, Qi Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines on the management of antithrombotic therapy for endoscopic procedures vary among countries. Differences in the management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopic procedures between Western and Eastern countries have already been reported. However, no study has investigated the differences among Asian countries. The aim of this study was to examine the differences in the etiology of gastrointestinal bleeding and management of antithrombotic agents during endoscopic procedures between Japan and other Asian countries (OAC)...
February 2, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396756/pre-hospital-management-of-pediatric-polytrauma-during-modern-conflict-experience-and-limits-of-the-french-military-health-service
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Victor Laville, Christophe Lebleu, Christophe Desterke, Pierre Mornand, Luc Aigle, Emmanuel Hornez
BACKGROUND: French military physicians serving in deployment are confronted with pediatric polytrauma patients (PPP) during the provision of medical aid to civilian populations. The objectives of this study were to describe the current care of PPPs during these missions, to report difficulties encountered and to evaluate the training of doctors for management of PPPs in the field. METHODS: A descriptive epidemiological study based on a questionnaire sent to physicians who had been deployed overseas...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395350/intravenous-bevacizumab-for-refractory-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-related-epistaxis-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Vivek N Iyer, Dinesh R Apala, Bibek S Pannu, Aditya Kotecha, Waleed Brinjikji, Michael D Leise, Patrick S Kamath, Sanjay Misra, Kebede H Begna, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba, Hilary M DuBrock, Michael J Krowka, Erin K O'Brien, Rajiv K Pruthi, Darrell R Schroeder, Karen L Swanson
OBJECTIVE: To present a multiyear clinical experience with intravenous bevacizumab for the management of severe gastrointestinal bleeding and/or epistaxis in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients treated with intravenous bevacizumab for severe hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia-related bleeding from June 1, 2013, through January 31, 2017, were included in this report. Severity of epistaxis (determined using the Epistaxis Severity Score questionnaire); hemoglobin, iron, and ferritin levels; and quality of life data were collected serially in all patients...
January 9, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392598/the-impact-of-extended-half-life-versus-conventional-factor-product-on-hemophilia-caregiver-burden
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Carolyn E Schwartz, Victoria E Powell, Jun Su, Jie Zhang, Adi Eldar-Lissai
INTRODUCTION: Extended half-life factor products have reduced annualized bleeding rates in hemophilia patients. The impact of extended half-life versus conventional factor products on hemophilia caregiver burden has not been investigated. This study aimed to evaluate caregiver burden in extended half-life versus conventional factor products for hemophilia A and B. METHODS: This cross-sectional web-based study of caregivers of people with hemophilia A or B was recruited from a panel research company and by word of mouth...
February 1, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389869/patterns-of-self-medication-behavior-for-oral-health-problems-among-adults-living-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Arwa Aldeeri, Haya Alzaid, Renad Alshunaiber, Shahad Meaigel, Naila A Shaheen, Abdallah Adlan
Self-medication is a widespread behavior worldwide. It is defined as the practice of self-diagnosis and drug prescription without proper professional consultation. Aim: To determine the prevalence and predictors of self-medication for oral health problems among adults living in Riyadh city. Methods: A cross-sectional study based on a structured close-ended questionnaire was distributed among adults visiting shopping malls in all different five regions of Riyadh. A two-stage sampling technique was used: cluster and simple random sampling...
February 1, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387622/knowledge-attitude-and-perceived-confidence-in-the-management-of-medical-emergencies-in-the-dental-office-a-survey-among-the-dental-students-and-interns
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Haifa Fahad Albelaihi, Athar Ibrahim Alweneen, Abeer Ettish, Faleh Ali Alshahrani
Aims and Objectives: Many situations in the dental office can provoke medical emergencies. Lack of training and inability to overcome the medical emergencies can lead to serious consequences and legal actions. The aim of the study is to investigate and assess the knowledge, attitude, and perceived confidence of dental students and interns in the management of medical emergency. Materials and Methods: A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed to 153 of the undergraduate dental students and interns in Qassim province...
November 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383503/a-prospective-randomized-trial-of-total-synovectomy-versus-limited-synovectomy-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-evaluation-of-bleeding-postoperative-pain-and-quality-of-life-with-sf-12-v2
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Luis Dario Bernal-Fortich, Carlos Alberto Aguilar, Adrián H Rivera-Villa, Joel Galindo-Avalos, Pedro Aguilera-Martínez, Rubén Torres-González, Avelino Colin-Vázquez
BACKGROUND: During total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total synovectomy (TS) as a part of the surgical technique has been proposed to reduce the inflammatory tissue after the procedure, but there is a controversy about it because of the risk of major postsurgical bleeding. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative bleeding, pain, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after a TKA when a TS is performed and when it is not. METHODS: The difference in pre and postoperative hemoglobin was measured, as well as postoperative pain using visual analogue scale (VAS) scores at 24 and 48 h post-surgical, HRQOL was measured prior to surgery and at one year using the SF-12V2 questionnaire...
January 30, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380611/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-obesity-dental-caries-and-periodontal-disease-in-adolescents
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G Vallogini, V Nobili, R Rongo, S De Rosa, F Magliarditi, V D'Antò, A Galeotti
AIM: To assess the prevalence of caries, oral hygiene quality and periodontal disease in a cohort of obese adolescents compared to a control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study Design: cross-sectional study conducted on 204 subjects (age range 10-16 years). Ninety obese subjects (BMI >90) and 114 normal-weight subjects (BMI <75) were visited at the Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital and in a junior high school in Rome, respectively. An ad hoc questionnaire (investigating demographic and oral health behaviour data) was filled in by patients and their caregivers...
December 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372948/menorrhagia-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-treatments-momits-a-2-to-5-year-follow-up
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C M McCarthy, C B Burke
We conducted a retrospective postal questionnaire-based study to assess the effectiveness and patient experience of minimally invasive treatments for menorrhagia by performing a two- to five-year follow up of patient symptoms. Questionnaires were distributed to 111 and 117 women following thermal balloon endometrial ablation (TBEA) and levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), with response rates of 58.5% and 43.6% respectively. Sanitary pad use during the heaviest day of bleeding reduced by 8.4 and 5.2 pads in the TBEA and LNG-IUS groups respectively (p<0...
September 18, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
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