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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785093/assessment-of-patients-warfarin-knowledge-and-anticoagulation-control-at-a-joint-physician-and-pharmacist-managed-clinic-in-china
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Xingang Li, Shusen Sun, Qiaoyu Wang, Buxing Chen, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaowei Xu
Purpose: Warfarin is a widely used anticoagulant with a narrow therapeutic index, and it requires close monitoring and adequate patient education. We aimed to assess the knowledge level regarding warfarin therapy among its users and to identify the factors that significantly influence anticoagulation control. Patients and methods: Patients attending the Warfarin Clinic at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital were enrolled in this study. Patients' knowledge on warfarin was assessed using a validated Anticoagulation Knowledge Assessment (AKA) questionnaire...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784258/an-analysis-of-the-anxiety-levels-of-mothers-who-participate-in-education-and-therapeutic-games-about-their-children-s-surgeries
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Esra Tural Buyuk, Bahire Bolişik
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of education and therapeutic games on the postoperative anxiety level of mothers who participated in education and therapeutic games with their children. DESIGN: This study used a quasi-experimental method. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 300 mothers. Data were collected using a questionnaire on the sociodemographic characteristics of the parents and the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) for others...
June 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784222/psychiatric-patients-and-nurses-opinions-about-limit-setting-technique-in-port-said-city
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Sonia M El-Sayad
BACKGROUND: Limit setting facilitates the development of a therapeutic, caring and supportive relationships, it can also decrease patients' feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. It is a two-way process that should be delivered professionally by the nurse and perceived therapeutically by the patient, so patient considered a vital participant of the technique. AIM: The present study aimed at exploring psychiatric patients' and nurses' opinions as well as their information about limit setting...
June 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784139/analysis-of-data-on-capecitabine-related-adverse-drug-reactions-from-the-korean-adverse-event-reporting-system-database
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Jeong Yun Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and serious adverse events associated with capecitabine use in Korean patients by analyzing data from a comprehensive national database of adverse events. METHOD: Data from all reports concerning capecitabine (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical code: L01BC06) generated between January 2011 and December 2014 were collected from the Korean Adverse Event Reporting System database (KAERS)...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782297/treatment-of-scabies-and-pediculosis-in-health-education-publications-and-folk-medicine-of-eastern-croatia-slavonija-baranja-and-western-srijem-county
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Ivanka Muršić, Igor Kuric, Marija Raguž, Tatjana Kovačević, Dora Muršić
Scabies and pediculosis are common parasitic infestations of the skin and hair, manifesting with intense pruritus and effectively treated with modern medications. Because of the attached social stigma linking it with poverty and poor hygiene, patients will often attempt alternative folk-based remedies before confiding in their physicians. We conducted a comprehensive bibliographical study of historic folk literature and interviewed 70 individuals experienced in everyday application of folk medicine in order to categorize available remedies and provide a modern, scientific comment on their effectiveness and dangers...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782011/a-preclinical-mouse-model-of-osteosarcoma-to-define-the-extracellular-vesicle-mediated-communication-between-tumor-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Tonny Lagerweij, Maria Pérez-Lanzón, S Rubina Baglio
Within the tumor microenvironment, resident or recruited mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) contribute to malignant progression in multiple cancer types. Under the influence of specific environmental signals, these adult stem cells can release paracrine mediators leading to accelerated tumor growth and metastasis. Defining the crosstalk between tumor and MSCs is of primary importance to understand the mechanisms underlying cancer progression and identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention. Cancer cells produce high amounts of extracellular vesicles (EVs), which can profoundly affect the behavior of target cells in the tumor microenvironment or at distant sites...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780635/liquid-biopsy-for-lung-cancer-early-detection
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REVIEW
Mariacarmela Santarpia, Alessia Liguori, Alessandro D'Aveni, Niki Karachaliou, Maria Gonzalez-Cao, Maria Grazia Daffinà, Chiara Lazzari, Giuseppe Altavilla, Rafael Rosell
Molecularly targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors have markedly improved the therapeutic management of advanced lung cancer. However, it still remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, with disease stage at diagnosis representing the main prognostic factor. Detection of lung cancer at an earlier stage of disease, potentially susceptible of curative resection, can be critical to improve patients survival. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening of high-risk patients has been demonstrated to reduce mortality from lung cancer, but can be also associated with high false-positive rate, thus often resulting in unnecessary interventions for patients...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780310/mobile-software-as-a-medical-device-samd-for-the-treatment-of-epilepsy-development-of-digital-therapeutics-comprising-behavioral-and-music-based-interventions-for-neurological-disorders
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Pegah Afra, Carol S Bruggers, Matthew Sweney, Lilly Fagatele, Fareeha Alavi, Michael Greenwald, Merodean Huntsman, Khanhly Nguyen, Jeremiah K Jones, David Shantz, Grzegorz Bulaj
Digital health technologies for people with epilepsy (PWE) include internet-based resources and mobile apps for seizure management. Since non-pharmacological interventions, such as listening to specific Mozart's compositions, cognitive therapy, psychosocial and educational interventions were shown to reduce epileptic seizures, these modalities can be integrated into mobile software and delivered by mobile medical apps as digital therapeutics. Herein, we describe: (1) a survey study among PWE about preferences to use mobile software for seizure control, (2) a rationale for developing digital therapies for epilepsy, (3) creation of proof-of-concept mobile software intended for use as an adjunct digital therapeutic to reduce seizures, and (4) broader applications of digital therapeutics for the treatment of epilepsy and other chronic disorders...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779715/evaluating-satisfaction-of-patients-with-stutter-regarding-the-tele-speech-therapy-method-and-infrastructure
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Maryam Eslami Jahromi, Leila Ahmadian
OBJECTIVE: Investigating the required infrastructure for the implementation of telemedicine and the satisfaction of target groups improves the acceptance of this technology and facilitates the delivery of healthcare services. The aim of this study was to assess the satisfaction of patients with stutter concerning the therapeutic method and the infrastructure used to receive tele-speech therapy services. METHODS: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on all patients with stutter aged between 14 and 39 years at Jahrom Social Welfare Bureau (n = 30)...
July 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773311/-corneal-endothelial-cell-therapy-a-review
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REVIEW
V Kocaba, O Damour, C Auxenfans, C Burillon
In France, endothelial dysfunction represents approximately one half of the indications for corneal transplants performed each year. However, the use of endothelial keratoplasty is limited by the technical difficulty of the procedure, a shortage of available grafts, and the potential for graft failure or rejection. These limitations are driving researchers to develop new, less invasive, and more effective therapies. Corneal endothelial cell therapy is being explored as a potential therapeutic measure, to avoid the uncertainty associated with grafting...
May 14, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771686/spleen-mediates-a-distinct-hematopoietic-progenitor-response-supporting-tumor-promoting-myelopoiesis
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Chong Wu, Huiheng Ning, Mingyu Liu, Jie Lin, Shufeng Luo, Wenjie Zhu, Jing Xu, Wen-Chao Wu, Jing Liang, Chun-Kui Shao, Jiaqi Ren, Bin Wei, Jun Cui, Min-Shan Chen, Limin Zheng
Cancer progression is associated with alterations of intra- and extramedullary hematopoiesis to support a systemic tumor-promoting myeloid response. However, the functional specialty, mechanism, and clinical relevance of extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) remain unclear. Here we showed that the heightened splenic myelopoiesis in tumor-bearing hosts was not only characterized by the accumulation of myeloid precursors, but also associated with profound functional alterations of splenic early hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765241/prevalence-of-antibiotic-prescription-in-southern-italian-outpatients-real-world-data-analysis-of-socioeconomic-and-sociodemographic-variables-at-a-municipality-level
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Veronica Russo, Valeria Marina Monetti, Francesca Guerriero, Ugo Trama, Antonella Guida, Enrica Menditto, Valentina Orlando
Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze the geographic variation in systemic antibiotic prescription at a regional level and to explore the influence of socioeconomic and sociodemographic variables. Methods: This study was a retrospective analysis of reimbursement pharmacy records in the outpatient settings of Italy's Campania Region in 2016. Standardized antibiotic prescription rates were calculated at municipality and Local Health Unit (LHU) level. Antibiotic consumption was analyzed as defined daily doses (DDD)/1000 inhabitants per day (DID)...
2018: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764646/association-between-attendance-and-overall-academic-performance-on-a-module-within-a-professional-pharmacy-degree
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Nigel Irwin, Kathryn M Burnett, Paul A McCarron
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As the higher education (HE) classroom begins to adopt newer internet-based technologies, the relationship between attendance and performance needs to be re-evaluated, particularly for professional degree courses such as pharmacy. In the present study, we aimed to establish if an association exists between attendance at all timetabled classes and academic performance, in a Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT) module, as part of the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree course at Ulster University...
March 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764393/telerehabilitation-versus-traditional-centre-based-pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-people-with-chronic-respiratory-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Narelle S Cox, Christine F McDonald, Jennifer A Alison, Ajay Mahal, Richard Wootton, Catherine J Hill, Janet Bondarenko, Heather Macdonald, Paul O'Halloran, Paolo Zanaboni, Ken Clarke, Deidre Rennick, Kaye Borgelt, Angela T Burge, Aroub Lahham, Bruna Wageck, Hayley Crute, Pawel Czupryn, Amanda Nichols, Anne E Holland
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation is an effective therapeutic intervention for people with chronic respiratory disease. However, fewer than 5% of eligible individuals receive pulmonary rehabilitation on an annual basis, largely due to limited availability of services and difficulties associated with travel and transport. The Rehabilitation Exercise At Home (REAcH) study is an assessor-blinded, multi-centre, randomised controlled equivalence trial designed to compare the efficacy of home-based telerehabilitation and traditional centre-based pulmonary rehabilitation in people with chronic respiratory disease...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762087/genomics-and-epigenomics-of-congenital-heart-defects-expert-review-and-lessons-learned-in-africa
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Nicholas Ekow Thomford, Kevin Dzobo, Nana Akyaa Yao, Emile Chimusa, Jonathan Evans, Emmanuel Okai, Paul Kruszka, Maximilian Muenke, Gordon Awandare, Ambroise Wonkam, Collet Dandara
Congenital heart defects (CHD) are structural malformations found at birth with a prevalence of 1%. The clinical trajectory of CHD is highly variable and thus in need of robust diagnostics and therapeutics. Major surgical interventions are often required for most CHDs. In Africa, despite advances in life sciences infrastructure and improving education of medical scholars, the limited clinical data suggest that CHD detection and correction are still not at par with the rest of the world. But the toll and genetics of CHDs in Africa has seldom been systematically investigated...
May 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761150/endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-and-endoscopic-ultrasound-to-be-one-traveler-in-converging-roads
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REVIEW
Pedro Moutinho-Ribeiro, Armando Peixoto, Guilherme Macedo
Background: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) were initially introduced into the world of gastroenterology as purely diagnostic procedures. With progressive evolution of intervention, both these techniques conquered fields in the treatment of many conditions that had once been exclusively surgical domains. Nowadays, more and more clinical situations have an indication to perform both EUS and ERCP, and these two techniques are frequently required at the same time for the same patient...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760621/disease-severity-and-prophylactic-measures-in-patients-with-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-results-of-a-worldwide-questionnaire-based-study
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Dominik Samotij, Justyna Szczęch, Victoria P Werth, Fukumi Furukawa, Annegret Kuhn, Jacek C Szepietowski, Adam Reich
Introduction: Due to a wide array of dermatologic manifestations, assessment of disease severity in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) remains challenging. Given a need for some standardization in this field, we conducted a worldwide questionnaire-based study among physicians experienced in CLE management. Aim: We asked about CLE assessment, their prophylactic measures advised to patients, and treatment recommendations. Material and methods: A total of 83 completed questionnaires were received...
April 2018: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760362/-pharmacology-education-in-nursing-what-should-be-taught-and-how-from-western-to-chinese-medicine
#18
Tomoko Akase
Doctors give prescriptions after considering the medical conditions of patients. Pharmacists check the prescription and give information about the effects of the drugs to the patients, including their side effects. Nurses observe patients to determine the effects and side effects of the administered drugs, and then report these to doctors. Each specialist plays a role, allowing medication to be completed. However, in order to fully attain the effects of a drug, we need to consider the method of its administration...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755849/accreditation-in-india-pathways-and-mechanisms
#19
Swaptagni Das, Manan Shah, Amey Mane, Vishal Goyal, Vikram Singh, Jayesh Lele
Continuing medical education (CME) is a valuable mechanism to update physicians' knowledge with ever-increasing plethora of contemporary advances within medical fraternity. Over time, scope of CME has seen change from simple clinical updates to comprehensive continuing professional development (CPD), which is accomplished with help of accredited CME programmes. The Medical Council of India, in 2011, made a mandatory resolution for doctors to attend minimum of 30 hours of CME/5 years to ensure recertification...
2018: Journal of European CME
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755056/therapeutic-recreation-in-the-public-schools-a-community-partnership
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Frederick Green, Christopher Brown, Evelyn Gordon, Deborah Martin
BACKGROUND: In 2002, the University of Southern Mississippi's Therapeutic Recreation Program and the Hattiesburg (MS) Public School District's Department of Exceptional Children and Health Services formed a partnership that has lasted (off and on) for 15 years. METHODS: The partnership was formed based on a shared mission of education and training, and grew in depth based on reciprocated respect and support. RESULTS: Early collaborative efforts included simple programming efforts that provided health and educational benefits for the students with disabilities in the public schools and training for the future professionals in therapeutic recreation at the university...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
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