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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726046/spectrophotometric-photodynamic-detection-involving-extracorporeal-treatment-with-hexaminolevulinate-for-bladder-cancer-cells-in-voided-urine
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Yasushi Nakai, Toshiyuki Ozawa, Fumiko Mizuno, Sayuri Onishi, Takuya Owari, Syunta Hori, Yosuke Morizawa, Yosihiro Tatsumi, Makito Miyake, Nobumichi Tanaka, Daisuke Tsuruta, Kiyohide Fujimoto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of hexaminolevulinate (HAL) for the photodynamic detection of cancer cells in voided urine. METHODS: This study included 50 patients with bladder cancer that was confirmed histologically after transurethral resection (bladder cancer group) and 50 outpatients without a history of urothelial carcinoma or cancer-related findings (no malignancy group). One third of the voided urine samples were incubated with aminolevulinic acid (ALA-treated samples), one third were incubated with HAL (HAL-treated samples), and the remaining samples were incubated without treatment (untreated samples)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724044/alcohol-and-tobacco-use-and-the-diseases-treated-in-general-practice
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Maria Flora de Almeida, Filipe Fernandes Ferreira, Mílton de Arruda Martins, Mario Ferreira
Objective: To characterize the use of alcohol and tobacco and correlate both to the diseases of outpatients in a general practice outpatient clinic. Method: The ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) questionnaire was answered by 300 randomly chosen subjects assigned to different groups according to the diseases being treated at the Outpatient General and Teaching Clinic of the Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo's School of Medicine (HC-FMUSP, in the Portuguese acronym), São Paulo, Brazil...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723256/quantitative-testing-of-buprenorphine-and-norbuprenorphine-to-identify-urine-sample-spiking-during-office-based-opioid-treatment
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Joji Suzuki, Jennifer Zinser, Mohammed Issa, Claudia Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Patients may spike urine samples with buprenorphine during office-based opioid treatment to simulate adherence to prescribed buprenorphine, potentially to conceal diversion of medications. However, routine immunoassay screens do not detect instances of spiking, as these would simply result in a positive result. We report on our clinic's experience using quantitative urine testing for buprenorphine and norbuprenorphine to facilitate the identification of urine spiking. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 168 consecutive patients enrolled in outpatient buprenorphine treatment at an urban academic medical setting between May 2013 and August 2014...
July 19, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721087/epicrania-fugax-combining-forward-and-backward-paroxysms-in-the-same-patient-the-first-four-cases
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Johanna Barón-Sánchez, Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, Marina Ruiz-Piñero, Alicia Pérez-Pérez, Ángel Luis Guerrero, María L Cuadrado
BACKGROUND: The first description of epicrania fugax (EF) reported brief painful paroxysms that start in posterior regions of the scalp and move forward to reach the ipsilateral forehead, eye, or nose. A backward variation, wherein pain stems from frontal areas and radiates to the posterior scalp, has also been acknowledged. We report four patients with features reminiscent of EF and the coexistence of forward and backward pain paroxysms. METHODS: We considered all patients attending the headache outpatient office at two tertiary hospitals from March 2008 to March 2016...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720257/feasibility-of-advanced-practice-nursing-in-lung-cancer-consultations-during-early-treatment-a-phase-ii-study
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Andrea Serena, Andrew Dwyer, Solange Peters, Manuela Eicher
PURPOSE: There are limited data on the effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurses in Lung Cancer (APNLC). Previous studies have demonstrated barriers to investigation including low recruitment and high attrition rates in lung cancer population. The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of APNLC consultations and the ability to collect patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) during first-line treatment. The secondary aim was to describe changes in self-efficacy for managing lung cancer-related symptoms, symptom intensity/burden and unmet supportive care needs of APNLC patients during first-line treatment...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717768/symptom-levels-in-care-seeking-bangladeshi-and-nepalese-adults-with-advanced-cancer
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Richard Reed Love, Tahmina Ferdousy, Bishnu D Paudel, Shamsun Nahar, Rumana Dowla, Mohammad Adibuzzaman, Golam Mushih Tanimul Ahsan, Miftah Uddin, Reza Salim, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed
PURPOSE: Three-fourths of patients with advanced cancer are reported to suffer from pain. A primary barrier to provision of adequate symptom treatment is failure to appreciate the intensity of the symptoms patients are experiencing. Because data on Bangladeshi and Nepalese patients' perceptions of their symptomatic status are limited, we sought such information using a cell phone questionnaire. METHODS: At tertiary care centers in Dhaka and Kathmandu, we recruited 640 and 383 adult patients, respectively, with incurable malignancy presenting for outpatient visits and instructed them for that single visit on one-time completion of a cell phone platform 15-item survey of questions about common cancer-associated symptoms and their magnitudes using Likert scales of 0 to 10...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716537/participant-and-service-provider-perceptions-of-an-outpatient-rehabilitation-program-for-people-with-acquired-brain-injury
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Frédérique Poncet, Pascale Pradat-Diehl, Marie-Eve Lamontagne, Anne Alifax, Pascaline Fradelizi, Maude Barette, Bonnie Swaine
BACKGROUND: A holistic, intensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation program for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) was developed at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, France (5 days/week for 7 weeks). This program, recently demonstrated effective, aimed to optimize the ability of people with ABI to perform activities and improve their participation by using individual and group interventions involving ecologically valid activities inside (e.g., in the gym and kitchen) and outside the hospital...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715946/sleep-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-young-child-psychiatric-outpatients
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Hanna Huhdanpää, Liisa Klenberg, Hannu Westerinen, Tuija Fontell, Eeva T Aronen
BACKGROUND: Sleep may underlie psychiatric symptoms in young children. However, not many studies have reported on sleep and its associations with symptoms in young child psychiatric patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the amount and quality of sleep and how sleep associates with psychiatric symptoms in young child psychiatric patients. Furthermore, we evaluated how sleep and daytime somnolence differed in patients and their age- and gender-matched controls. METHOD: The sample consisted of 139 3- to 7-year-old child psychiatric outpatients and 139 age- and gender-matched controls from community...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715122/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-telephone-and-face-to-face-delivered-counseling-intervention-for-smoking-cessation-in-dutch-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Nadine Berndt, Lilian Lechner, Aart Mudde, Hein De Vries, Catherine Bolman
Intensive behavioral counseling interventions combined with nicotine replacement therapy have increased smoking abstinence rates in cardiac patients, but little is known about their feasibility when initiated upon hospital admission and continued post-discharge. The current study was an evaluation of the use, appreciation, and fidelity of two post-discharge counseling interventions designed for cardiac patients to quit smoking that differed in their delivery mode. In a controlled trial with cross-over randomization at the cardiac unit level, hospitalized smokers in eight cardiac units of eight Dutch hospitals were assigned either telephone counseling (n = 223) or nurse-administered face-to-face counseling (n = 157) using the Ask-Advise-Refer strategy...
July 17, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713480/impact-of-exercise-programs-on-hospital-readmission-following-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
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Parag Goyal, Diana Delgado, Scott L Hummel, Kumar Dharmarajan
Given persistently high 30-day readmission rates among patients hospitalized for heart failure, there is an ongoing need to identify new interventions to reduce readmissions. Although exercise programs can improve outcomes among ambulatory heart failure patients, it is not clear whether this benefit extends to reducing readmissions following heart failure hospitalization. We therefore conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify randomized controlled trials examining the impact of exercise programs on hospital readmissions among patients recently hospitalized for heart failure...
October 2016: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712129/lactobacillus-reuteri-dsm-17938-and-a-placebo-both-significantly-reduced-symptoms-in-children-with-functional-abdominal-pain
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M Maragkoudaki, G Chouliaras, R Orel, A Horvath, H Szajewska, A Papadopoulou
AIM: Lactobacillus reuteri is a Gram-positive bacterium that naturally inhabits the human intestinal tract. This study assessed how effectively the probiotic Lactobacilllus reuteri DSM 17938 managed childhood functional abdominal pain (FAP). METHODS: We recruited 54 children with a mean age 9.1±3.8 years, who were diagnosed with FAP in the outpatient clinics of three university hospitals in Greece, Slovenia and Poland, according to the Rome III criteria, from January 2013 to December 2015...
July 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709596/be-on-alert-for-pediatric-aki
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Nicholas M Selby, Rachel Lennon
Acute kidney injury in children is associated with adverse outcomes, although much of our current understanding originates from studies in intensive care units. Holmes et al. used an automated acute kidney injury detection method to obtain epidemiologic data on pediatric acute kidney injury at a national level in outpatient, inpatient, and intensive care unit settings. We discuss the impact of these important results and the considerations needed with this approach.
August 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707034/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-nd-yag-laser-photocoagulation-and-bipolar-electrocautery-in-the-management-of-epistaxis
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Jing Zhang, Luhong Cao, Chunsheng Wei
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and degree of comfort of Nd:YAG laser photocoagulation compared to bipolar electrocautery in the management of epistaxis. Seventy-two consecutive patients with a history of epistaxis were randomly assigned to receive treatment in an outpatient setting consisting of either bipolar electrocautery (group 1) or Nd:YAG laser photocoagulation (group 2). The study was conducted in university-affiliated teaching hospital. Seventy-two consecutive patients who suffered from anterior epistaxis and presented to the Otolaryngology Department at the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Fudan University, between June 2015 and August 2015...
July 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706411/toxic-shock-syndrome-within-24-h-of-an-office-hysteroscopy
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Nanak Bhagat, Akilandeshwari Karthikeyan, Sanjaya Kalkur
Office hysteroscopy is now a common procedure performed to look at the endometrial cavity and is relatively free of serious complications. A 68-year-old lady, previously fit and well, presented with abdominal pain, rigors, sweats, and vomiting within 24 h of an outpatient hysteroscopy for postmenopausal bleeding. She was diagnosed with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) due to Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. She was managed in the Intensive Care Unit, with inotropic and antibiotic support. She recovered eventually and was discharged home with oral antibiotics...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705600/poor-medication-adherence-and-risk-of-relapse-associated-with-continued-cannabis-use-in-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis-a-prospective-analysis
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Tabea Schoeler, Natalia Petros, Marta Di Forti, Ewa Klamerus, Enrico Foglia, Robin Murray, Sagnik Bhattacharyya
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use following the onset of first-episode psychosis has been linked to both increased risk of relapse and non-adherence with antipsychotic medication. Whether poor outcome associated with cannabis use is mediated through an adverse effect of cannabis on medication adherence is unclear. METHODS: In a prospective analysis of data acquired from four different adult inpatient and outpatient units of the South London and Maudsley Mental Health National Health Service Foundation Trust in London, UK, 245 patients were followed up for 2 years from the onset of first-episode psychosis...
July 10, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702976/a-new-hyaluronic-acid-polymer-in-the-augmentation-and-restoration-of-labia-majora
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N Zerbinati, R G Haddad, A Bader, R Rauso, E D'Este, G Cipolla, A Calligaro, P Gonzalez, S Salvatore, D Serafin
Aesthetic surgery of female external genitalia has gained increasing popularity over the past decade, with reduction of the labia minora (labiaplasty) being the procedure most commonly requested and performed. Female external genitalia lose elasticity and volume with age, but few studies describe the techniques for labia majora augmentation. Currently, very few studies have investigated the effectiveness and safety of labia majora augmentation with hyaluronic acid (HA) injection. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of labia majora augmentation with hyaluronic acid filler injection...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702257/the-relationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-30-day-readmission-rates
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Stephanie Ostling, Jennifer Wyckoff, Scott L Ciarkowski, Chih-Wen Pai, Hae Mi Choe, Vinita Bahl, Roma Gianchandani
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that 9.3% of the population in the United States have diabetes mellitus (DM), 28% of which are undiagnosed. The high prevalence of DM makes it a common comorbid condition in hospitalized patients. In recent years, government agencies and healthcare systems have increasingly focused on 30-day readmission rates to determine the complexity of their patient populations and to improve quality. Thirty-day readmission rates for hospitalized patients with DM are reported to be between 14...
2017: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702105/the-effect-of-cyclic-rifaximin-therapy-on-symptoms-of-diverticular-disease-from-the-perspective-of-the-gastroenterology-outpatient-clinic-a-real-life-study
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Andrzej Moniuszko, Grażyna Rydzewska
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon (SUDD) is one of the most common diseases with which patients present to a gastroenterologist. Mild forms of diverticulitis can also be treated using rifaximin. Although numerous randomised controlled trials have already demonstrated the efficacy of rifaximin therapy, there is still a lack of data from daily medical practice. AIM: To assess the effect of rifaximin on the symptoms of diverticular disease (SUDD and mild diverticulitis) in patients undergoing routine treatment in gastroenterology outpatient clinics in Poland...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694151/liposomal-bupivacaine-decreases-pain-following-retropubic-sling-placement-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Donna Mazloomdoost, Rachel N Pauls, Erin N Hennen, Jennifer Y Yeung, Benjamin C Smith, Steven D Kleeman, Catrina C Crisp
BACKGROUND: Midurethral slings are commonly used to treat stress urinary incontinence. Pain control, however, may be a concern. Liposomal bupivacaine is a local anesthetic with slow release over 72 hours, demonstrated to lower pain scores and decrease narcotic use postoperatively. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to examine the impact of liposomal bupivacaine on pain scores and narcotic consumption following retropubic midurethral sling placement. STUDY DESIGN: This randomized, placebo-controlled trial enrolled women undergoing retropubic midurethral slings with or without concomitant anterior or urethrocele repair...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693579/hospital-daily-outpatient-visits-forecasting-using-a-combinatorial-model-based-on-arima-and-ses-models
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Li Luo, Le Luo, Xinli Zhang, Xiaoli He
BACKGROUND: Accurate forecasting of hospital outpatient visits is beneficial for the reasonable planning and allocation of healthcare resource to meet the medical demands. In terms of the multiple attributes of daily outpatient visits, such as randomness, cyclicity and trend, time series methods, ARIMA, can be a good choice for outpatient visits forecasting. On the other hand, the hospital outpatient visits are also affected by the doctors' scheduling and the effects are not pure random...
July 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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