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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524114/bath-ambience-a-mechatronic-system-for-assisting-the-caregivers-of-bedridden-people
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Karolina Bezerra, José Machado, Vítor Carvalho, Marcelo Castro, Pedro Costa, Demétrio Matos, Filomena Soares
The health of older people is receiving special attention and dedication nowadays, with the aim of increasing their general wellbeing and quality of life. Studies into different aspects of the care of the elderly have found that emphasis should be given to solving problems related to bathing in different situations and environments. In particular, it is important to develop new assistive technologies to streamline and ease the burden of a caregiver's daily tasks. Generally-speaking, in the case of bedridden patients, bathing is typically carried out manually by a caregiver, using towels, sponges, and a water basin...
May 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511828/body-dysmorphic-disorder-in-the-dermatology-patient
#2
Caroline S Koblenzer
Body dysmorphic disorder is primarily a psychiatric disorder, in which the patient believes that some normal or very near normal aspect of his or her physical appearance is distorted or ugly. Should there be a minor abnormality, it is grossly exaggerated in the mind of the patient, causing feelings of shame and embarrassment and leading daily to spending hours at the mirror, or any reflecting surface, as the patient tries to conceal or remove the perceived abnormality through the development of ritualistic behavior...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365528/european-organisation-for-research-and-treatment-of-cancer-consensus-recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-mycosis-fungoides-s%C3%A3-zary-syndrome-update-2017
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REVIEW
Franz Trautinger, Johanna Eder, Chalid Assaf, Martine Bagot, Antonio Cozzio, Reinhard Dummer, Robert Gniadecki, Claus-Detlev Klemke, Pablo L Ortiz-Romero, Evangelia Papadavid, Nicola Pimpinelli, Pietro Quaglino, Annamari Ranki, Julia Scarisbrick, Rudolf Stadler, Liisa Väkevä, Maarten H Vermeer, Sean Whittaker, Rein Willemze, Robert Knobler
In order to provide a common standard for the treatment of mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS), the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer-Cutaneous Lymphoma Task Force (EORTC-CLTF) published in 2006 its consensus recommendations for the stage-adapted selection of management options for these neoplasms. Since then, the understanding of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of MF/SS has advanced, the staging system has been revised, new outcome data have been published and novel treatment options have been introduced...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344684/splenic-vein-thrombosis-as-a-rare-complication-of-disseminated-tuberculosis-imaging-diagnosis-and-case-report
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Satarupa Roy, Shuchi Bhatt, Rajesh Rawal, Anupama Tandon, Neha Meena
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism is a known but rare complication associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. The reported incidence of venous thromboembolism is 1.5-3.4% of infected patients, and it occurs due to a hypercoagulable state induced by the associated inflammation. CASE REPORT: A young woman with pulmonary tuberculosis was found to have disseminated tuberculosis and a clinically unsuspected partial thrombus in the splenic vein on imaging...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335501/communication-matters-exploring-the-intersection-of-family-and-practitioner-end-of-life-communication
#5
Leah M Omilion-Hodges, Nathan M Swords
After establishing a baseline understanding of some of the factors that influence and shape family end of life communication, empirical research centered on the communication tendencies of nationally-recognized palliative care clinicians is presented. Because death is no longer confined to the bedroom and individuals are increasingly turning to hospitals and health care institutes to assist with end of life, the role of palliative care practitioners is vital. To that end, common communication-rooted issues that may transpire among various medical personnel are explored...
March 19, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241911/the-grateful-aging-program-a-naturalistic-model-of-transformation-and-healing-into-the-second-half-of-life
#6
Marilyn Schlitz
OBJECTIVES: Understanding and managing the process of aging is a central issue in modern society. This is a critical factor given the demographic shift toward an aging population and the negative stereotypes around aging that can limit people's worldview on aging with gratitude and well-being. METHODS: Building on three decades of qualitative and quantitative studies on positive worldview transformation at the California-based Institute of Noetic Sciences, this article applies an empirically derived naturalistic model of transformation to aging...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156646/results-from-a-train-the-trainer-communication-program-for-oncology-nurses
#7
Betty R Ferrell, Jo Hanson, Susan Eggly
26 Background: Oncology nurses working across the cancer continuum need communication tools in order to navigate between oncology and palliative care for the benefit of patients and their families. An evidence-based communication training course funded by the National Cancer Institute and identified by the acronym COMFORT was provided to 187 oncology nurses across the nation. Launched in 2015, it is the first train-the-trainer communication training course for nurses and addresses communication across the cancer continuum...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155183/sarcopenia-an-overview
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REVIEW
Emanuele Marzetti, Riccardo Calvani, Matteo Tosato, Matteo Cesari, Mauro Di Bari, Antonio Cherubini, Agnese Collamati, Emanuela D'Angelo, Marco Pahor, Roberto Bernabei, Francesco Landi
Sarcopenia, the age-dependent loss of muscle mass and function, is a common condition among older adults, and is associated with several adverse health outcomes. Owing to the impact of sarcopenia on quality of life, disability and mortality, a greater awareness is necessary in order to correctly identify the condition both in community and geriatric settings. Research on sarcopenia prevention and treatment is developing quickly, but many questions are still unanswered. The core of the sarcopenia condition involves quantitative and qualitative losses of skeletal muscle...
February 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152765/evaluation-of-relative-thrombocytopenia-identification-of-neuropathy-and-bleeding-risk-secondary-to-utilization-of-neuromodulating-agents-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-receiving-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-treated-with-melphalan-bortezomib-and-lenalidomide
#9
Joel Marcus, Robyn Jackson, Marco A Ruiz, Ryan Patrick Griffin, Rubina Hafeez Khan
212 Background: Chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (CIPN) is a crippling manifestation in multiple myeloma (MM) patients that requires attentiveness to safety and quality of life.(2) Bortezomib, lenalidomide, and melphalan are commonly utilized chemotherapy agents that can cause both CIPN(3,4) and significant myelosuppression. Within this subset of patients we wish to insure efficacy and minimization of neuropathic pain while being mindful of bleeding risks. METHODS: IRB approval was obtained for a retrospective study of patients with MM who received a bone marrow transplant (BMT)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076926/yoga-treatment-for-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
L Susan Wieland, Nicole Skoetz, Karen Pilkington, Ramaprabhu Vempati, Christopher R D'Adamo, Brian M Berman
BACKGROUND: Non-specific low back pain is a common, potentially disabling condition usually treated with self-care and non-prescription medication. For chronic low back pain, current guidelines state that exercise therapy may be beneficial. Yoga is a mind-body exercise sometimes used for non-specific low back pain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of yoga for treating chronic non-specific low back pain, compared to no specific treatment, a minimal intervention (e...
January 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965223/feasibility-of-a-mindfulness-based-intervention-for-surgical-intensive-care-unit-personnel
#11
Beth A Steinberg, Maryanna Klatt, Anne-Marie Duchemin
BACKGROUND: Surgical intensive care unit personnel are exposed to catastrophic situations as they care for seriously injured or ill patients. Few interventions have been developed to reduce the negative effects of work stress in this environment. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study evaluated the feasibility of a workplace intervention for increasing resilience to stress. The intervention was implemented within the unique constraints characteristic of surgical intensive care units...
December 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902520/rethinking-recovery-incorporating-holistic-nursing-perspectives-in-poststroke-care
#12
Frances Peterson-Burch, Karin Reuter-Rice, Taura L Barr
Stroke is a life-changing experience. Current treatments focus on treating the condition, rather than the whole person. The goal of this report was to communicate the benefits of a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of stroke. Our intent was to begin a conversation to transform our approach to stroke care to focus on the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Wellness approaches are fiscally responsible ways of providing holistic care for patients and their family members to help them achieve optimal individualized recovery...
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845027/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-use-of-therapeutic-monitoring-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-lisa-tracker%C3%A2-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-kits-tnf-%C3%AE-blocker-elisa-kits-and-promonitor%C3%A2-elisa-kits-versus-standard-care
#13
Karoline Freeman, Martin Connock, Peter Auguste, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Hema Mistry, Deepson Shyangdan, Rachel Court, Ramesh Arasaradnam, Paul Sutcliffe, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Systematic reviews and economic modelling of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of therapeutic monitoring of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors [using LISA-TRACKER(®) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits (Theradiag, Marne La Vallee, France, or Alpha Laboratories, Heriot, UK), TNF-α-Blocker ELISA kits (Immundiagnostik AG, Bensheim, Germany) and Promonitor(®) ELISA kits (Proteomika, Progenika Biopharma, Bizkaia, Spain)] versus standard care for Crohn's disease (CD)...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532141/experiences-and-management-of-fatigue-in-everyday-life-among-adult-patients-living-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
#14
Inge Schjoedt, Irene Sommer, Merete Bender Bjerrum
BACKGROUND: Fatigue, a common and distressing symptom of heart failure, is a non-specific, invisible and subjective experience, which is difficult to describe and for which there are no effective interventions. Fatigue negatively impacts on patients' everyday life, prognosis and quality of life, therefore it is important that patients can manage, monitor and respond to changes in fatigue. To cope with fatigue patients may need or seek advice on self-management strategies. OBJECTIVES: To synthesize the best available evidence on the experiences and management of fatigue in everyday life among adult patients with stable heart failure...
March 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484917/what-do-patients-want-a-needs-assessment-of-vulvodynia-patients-attending-a-vulvar-diseases-clinic
#15
Katherine LePage, Amanda Selk
INTRODUCTION: Vulvodynia is a chronic pain disorder that negatively impacts the quality of life of affected women. AIM: The goal of this study was to identify unmet needs among localized provoked vulvodynia patients. METHODS: A qualitative needs assessment was performed in a subspecialized vulvar clinic in a single academic institution in Canada. Semistructured interviews were conducted, recorded, and analyzed using the constant comparative method of grounded theory to identify common themes...
December 2016: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27037162/unlocking-the-doors-to-canadian-older-inmate-mental-health-data-rates-and-potential-legal-responses
#16
Adelina Iftene
This article is based on a quantitative study investigating the quality of life of older Canadian prisoners. For this study, social science methodology was used to answer certain legal questions, such as: what are the mental health issues of older male offenders and how are these needs influencing the exercise of their legal rights? Are institutions prepared to deal with the increased needs of older offenders? If no, is this an infringement of this group's rights? In this article, the mental health problems of older offenders are first outlined...
July 2016: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26904219/chemotherapy-for-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer-receiving-long-term-oxygen-therapy
#17
Manabu Hayama, Hidekazu Suzuki, Takayuki Shiroyama, Motohiro Tamiya, Norio Okamoto, Ayako Tanaka, Naoko Morishita, Takuji Nishida, Takashi Nishihara, Tomonori Hirashima
BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is sometimes prescribed for patients with advanced lung cancer who are potential candidates for chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of chemotherapy for patients with this disease who require LTOT. METHODS: The medical records of 40 patients with advanced lung cancer who received LTOT while undergoing systemic chemotherapy at our institution between January 2009 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26884401/nucleating-emergency-radiology-specialization-in-india
#18
Anjali Agrawal, Niranjan Khandelwal
Emergency radiology is being recognized as an important and distinct specialty of radiology which merits utmost attention of educators, radiology program curricula committees, and radiology practices in India. Providing an accurate but timely diagnosis requires a skilled judgement and a strong process framework, particularly in acute trauma setting or a life-threatening acute illness. However, due to a shortage of radiologists in India and lack of awareness and suitable opportunities, there has been no concerted movement towards emergency radiology subspecialty training or dedicated emergency radiology positions...
April 2016: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26508602/a-strong-start-up-scene-flourishes-in-the-life-sciences-capital-basel
#19
Peter Burckhardt
Basel is known for its successful global players in Pharma, Agro and Chemicals. The wealth of top-tier companies, universities and academic institutions in such a small region is unparalleled. It creates an optimum climate for world-class research and its translation into successful businesses. This is also reflected in a strong start-up scene. Over the past decades the multinational players have shown that they are able to adapt to the ever-increasing challenges in the market. Basel has seen blue-chip company mergers, accompanied by the transfer of business assets into spin-off companies...
December 2014: Chimia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26491035/power-relations-and-health-care-communication-in-older-adulthood-educating-recipients-and-providers
#20
A Henry Eliassen
Unequal power relations lie just below the surface in much of today's discourse on health care communication with older adults. Focusing on pathologies or deficits tends to reinforce stereotypes of frailty and dependency, thus framing elders as a vulnerable group requiring special assistance. Implicit stereotyping frequently colors interactions of health care personnel with older clients and their families-interactions likely to affect elders' perceptions and health outcomes. Health care providers need to be attuned to the vast and growing diversity in today's older population, wherein many older adults are exemplars of what it takes to marshal resources and cope with multifaceted challenges...
October 21, 2015: Gerontologist
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