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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153965/information-about-epilepsy-on-the-internet-an-exploratory-study-of-arabic-websites
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Jamal M Alkhateeb, Muna S Alhadidi
The aim of this study was to explore information about epilepsy found on Arabic websites. The researchers collected information from the internet between November 2016 and January 2017. Information was obtained using Google and Yahoo search engines. Keywords used were the Arabic equivalent of the following two keywords: epilepsy (Al-saraa) and convulsion (Tashanoj). A total of 144 web pages addressing epilepsy in Arabic were reviewed. The majority of web pages were websites of medical institutions and general health websites, followed by informational and educational websites, others, blogs and websites of individuals, and news and media sites...
November 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135320/the-cultural-competence-of-health-journalists-obesity-coverage-in-four-urban-news-organizations
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Dianne M Garyantes, Priscilla Murphy
This study sought to identify indicators of cultural competence in 670 news stories covering obesity by four urban news organizations: two mainstream newspapers and two ethnic newspapers serving the African-American and Hispanic communities. Through semantic network analysis, the research found that the news organizations converged on five themes: unhealthy lifestyle, food access and education, healthy lifestyle, public policy, and research. Public policy solutions were favored by the mainstream newspapers, while self-efficacy was emphasized in the ethnic papers...
November 14, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132626/early-hospital-mortality-prediction-of-intensive-care-unit-patients-using-an-ensemble-learning-approach
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Aya Awad, Mohamed Bader-El-Den, James McNicholas, Jim Briggs
BACKGROUND: Mortality prediction of hospitalized patients is an important problem. Over the past few decades, several severity scoring systems and machine learning mortality prediction models have been developed for predicting hospital mortality. By contrast, early mortality prediction for intensive care unit patients remains an open challenge. Most research has focused on severity of illness scoring systems or data mining (DM) models designed for risk estimation at least 24 or 48h after ICU admission...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128382/bad-news-the-influence-of-news-coverage-and-google-searches-on-gardasil-adverse-event-reporting
#4
Kate Faasse, Jarry T Porsius, Jonathan Faasse, Leslie R Martin
BACKGROUND: Human papilloma virus vaccines are a safe and effective tool for reducing HPV infections that can cause cervical cancer. However, uptake of these vaccines has been suboptimal, with many people holding negative beliefs and misconceptions. Such beliefs have been linked with the experience of unpleasant side effects following medical treatment, and media coverage may heighten such concerns. METHODS: The present study sought to assess the influence of news coverage (number of news articles per month) on adverse event reporting in response to Gardasil vaccination in New Zealand over a 7...
November 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068289/medical-malpractice-reform-a-fix-for-a-problem-long-out-of-fashion
#5
Richard Mark Kirkner
State tort reforms have all but relegated the malpractice crisis to the history books. But there's good news for those of you into all things retro: The House of Representatives just voted to fix the malpractice crisis by a 222-197 margin.
October 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056648/-we-didn-t-consent-to-this
#6
Shalini Dalal, Jessica A Moore, Colleen M Gallagher
Patients and their families have identified the need for ongoing and effective communication as one of the important aspects of medical care, especially when the cessation of disease-modifying therapies is being considered at the end-of-life (EOL). Despite recognizing that this communication is extremely important, clinicians are uneasy and find themselves inadequately trained to "break bad news" and manage emotional responses from the patient/family. The inherent difficulties in accurately predicting prognosis and discussing potential complications make these conversations even more challenging...
2017: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056645/fertility-lost-fertility-found-narratives-from-the-leading-edge-of-oncofertility
#7
Teresa K Woodruff
A cancer diagnosis at a young age creates one of the most existential crises one can imagine. The good news is that for many of these young patients, they will survive their diagnosis. They will be told of the side effects of treatment including loss of hair but will not be told of the other losses associated with their reproductive function-loss of menstrual cycles, early menopause and the potential for pregnancy for women, loss of viable sperm for men, and loss of sexual libido in both cases. Not all cancer treatments result in the same series of fertility effects so one of the issues that physicians face is determining what the best course of fertility sparing options should be...
2017: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053520/plastic-surgery-management-of-victims-of-terrorist-violence-in-ankara-turkey
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Murat İğde, Ahmet Kaplan
Terror attacks have been progressively increasing worldwide through the present era. The management of the consequences of terrorism events is under debate in almost every scientific area. The organization and advancement of health services constitute important components of the crisis management. Similar to other specialty areas in medicine, the medical management of terrorist attacks is becoming important in terms of plastic and reconstructive surgery.Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has been subject to 2 terrorist events in public places within a year...
December 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016598/quantifying-underreporting-of-law-enforcement-related-deaths-in-united-states-vital-statistics-and-news-media-based-data-sources-a-capture-recapture-analysis
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Justin M Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A Coull, Nancy Krieger
BACKGROUND: Prior research suggests that United States governmental sources documenting the number of law-enforcement-related deaths (i.e., fatalities due to injuries inflicted by law enforcement officers) undercount these incidents. The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), administered by the federal government and based on state death certificate data, identifies such deaths by assigning them diagnostic codes corresponding to "legal intervention" in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision (ICD-10)...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994604/national-awareness-campaign-to-prevent-medication-overuse-headache-in-denmark
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Louise Ninett Carlsen, Maria Lurenda Westergaard, Mette Bisgaard, Julie Brogaard Schytz, Rigmor Højland Jensen
Background Medication-overuse headache is prevalent, but in principle preventable. Objective To describe the Danish national awareness campaign for medication-overuse headache. Methods The Danish Headache Center, the Association of Danish Pharmacies, and headache patient organizations implemented a four-month medication-overuse headache awareness campaign in 2016. Target groups were the general public, general practitioners, and pharmacists. Key messages were: Overuse of pain-medication can worsen headaches; pain-medication should be used rationally; and medication-overuse headache is treatable...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993097/prognostic-value-of-early-warning-scores-in-the-emergency-department-ed-and-acute-medical-unit-amu-a-narrative-review
#11
REVIEW
R S Nannan Panday, T C Minderhoud, N Alam, P W B Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: A wide array of early warning scores (EWS) have been developed and are used in different settings to detect which patients are at risk of deterioration. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of studies conducted on the value of EWS on predicting intensive care (ICU) admission and mortality in the emergency department (ED) and acute medical unit (AMU). METHODS: A literature search was conducted in the bibliographic databases PubMed and EMBASE, from inception to April 2017...
October 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986155/using-scores-to-identify-patients-at-risk-of-short-term-mortality-at-arrival-to-the-acute-medical-unit-a-validation-study-of-six-existing-scores
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Mikkel Brabrand, Peter Hallas, Søren Nygaard Hansen, Kristian Møller Jensen, Janni Lynggård Bo Madsen, Stefan Posth
INTRODUCTION: "Early warning scores" (EWS) have been developed to quantify levels of vital sign abnormality. However, many scores have not been validated. The aim of this study was to validate six scores that all rely on vital signs: Rapid Acute Physiology Score (RAPS), Rapid Emergency Medicine Score (REMS) and the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the Goodacre, Groarke and Worthing physiological scores. METHODS: A posthoc single-center observational cohort study of prospectively collected vital signs on acutely admitted medical patients to a Danish hospital...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976944/the-new-news-about-lithium-an-underutilized-treatment-in-the-united-states
#13
Robert M Post
Lithium use for the treatment of mood disorders remains quite low, particularly in the United States compared to some European countries. Mogens Schou pioneered the study of lithium for prophylaxis of the recurrent mood disorder and encouraged its greater use. In an effort to further address the appropriate role of this drug, the multiple assets of lithium beyond its well-know anti-manic effect are reviewed, and a brief summary of its side effects is outlined. It appears that lithium has positive effects in depression and suicide prevention, cognition, and reducing the incidence of dementia...
October 4, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975231/death-and-cardiac-arrest-in-u-s-triathlon-participants-1985-to-2016-a-case-series
#14
Kevin M Harris, Lawrence L Creswell, Tammy S Haas, Taylor Thomas, Monica Tung, Erin Isaacson, Ross F Garberich, Barry J Maron
Background: Reports of race-related triathlon fatalities have raised questions regarding athlete safety. Objective: To describe death and cardiac arrest among triathlon participants. Design: Case series. Setting: United States. Participants: Participants in U.S. triathlon races from 1985 to 2016. Measurements: Data on deaths and cardiac arrests were assembled from such sources as the U...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951685/the-availability-of-information-on-induced-lactation-in-malaysia
#15
REVIEW
Norsyamlina Che Abdul Rahim, Zaharah Sulaiman, Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail
Induced lactation is a method of stimulating the production of breast milk in women who have not gone through the process of pregnancy. Recent advances in technology have given such women the opportunity to breastfeed adopted children. Previous studies conducted in Western countries have explored the breastfeeding of adopted children, as well as the experiences, successes and challenges of this process. However, research on procedures for breastfeeding adopted children is lacking in Malaysia. The authors have therefore reviewed literature related to induced lactation in Malaysia to fill this gap...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951119/fake-news-and-post-truth-pronouncements-in-general-and-in-early-human-development
#16
REVIEW
Victor Grech
Fake news and post-truth pronouncements are increasingly common, and are unfortunately also progressively being applied to the sciences, including the medical sciences. This editorial briefly reviews this unsavoury trend and highlights recent debunking of fake truths in early human development. Science is arguably the last metanarrative with any significant cachet in the postmodern period. We, as scientists, must strive to ensure that our work is transparent and of the highest possible standard so as to continue to uphold science's integrity and probity...
December 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949869/better-to-know-than-to-imagine-including-children-in-their-health-care
#17
Tenzin Wangmo, Eva De Clercq, Katharina M Ruhe, Maja Beck-Popovic, Johannes Rischewski, Regula Angst, Marc Ansari, Bernice S Elger
BACKGROUND: This article describes the overall attitudes of children, their parents, and attending physicians toward including or excluding pediatric patients in medical communication and health care decision-making processes. METHODS: Fifty-two interviews were carried out with pediatric patients (n = 17), their parents (n = 19), and attending oncologists (n = 16) in eight Swiss pediatric oncology centers. The interviews were analyzed using thematic coding. RESULTS: Parenting styles, the child's personality, and maturity are factors that have a great impact upon the inclusion of children in their health care processes...
January 2017: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931486/caring-for-the-veteran-military-and-family-member-nursing-competencies-strategies-for-integrating-content-into-nursing-school-curricula
#18
Libba Reed McMillan, David Crumbley, Julie Freeman, Marilyn Rhodes, Michele Kane, Joy Napper
In the United States, one in every 15 persons is a Veteran (U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016; U. S. News & World Report, 2017). An estimated 27% of these Veterans receive healthcare through the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA), leaving 73% to seek care in civilian hospitals (Bagalman, 2014). Realistically, most nurses in the United States will care for military members, Veterans or family members in a variety of healthcare systems and settings. Nurse educators are positioned to lead efforts in providing nursing students with the knowledge necessary to provide competent care and serve as advocates for our nation's heroes...
September 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924687/comskil-communication-training-in-oncology-adaptation-to-german-cancer-care-settings
#19
Tim J Hartung, David Kissane, Anja Mehnert
Medical communication is a skill which can be learned and taught and which can substantially improve treatment outcomes, especially if patients' communication preferences are taken into account. Here, we give an overview of communication training research and outline the COMSKIL program as a state-of-the-art communication skills training in oncology. COMSKIL has a solid theoretical foundation and teaches core elements of medical communication in up to ten fully operationalized modules. These address typical situations ranging from breaking bad news to responding to difficult emotions, shared decision-making, and communicating via interpreters...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924401/the-trump-effect-with-no-peer-review-how-do-we-know-what-to-really-believe-on-social-media
#20
REVIEW
Justin T Brady, Molly E Kelly, Sharon L Stein
Social media is a source of news and information for an increasing portion of the general public and physicians. The recent political election was a vivid example of how social media can be used for the rapid spread of "fake news" and that posts on social media are not subject to fact-checking or editorial review. The medical field is susceptible to propagation of misinformation, with poor differentiation between authenticated and erroneous information. Due to the presence of social "bubbles," surgeons may not be aware of the misinformation that patients are reading, and thus, it may be difficult to counteract the false information that is seen by the general public...
September 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
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