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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930784/self-care-moderates-the-relationship-between-symptoms-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure
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Jonathan P Auld, James O Mudd, Jill M Gelow, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Physical symptoms and depression in heart failure (HF) are key drivers of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Heart failure self-care behaviors are believed to influence how symptoms affect HRQOL. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine if HF self-care behaviors moderate the relationships between physical and depressive symptoms and HRQOL. METHODS: In a cohort of adults with moderate to advanced HF, multivariate linear regression was used to evaluate the interaction between self-care behaviors (Self-care of HF index maintenance and management scales) and physical HF symptoms (HF Somatic Perception Scale) on emotional HRQOL (emotional dimension of Minnesota Living With HF Questionnaire)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930615/role-for-apolipoprotein-e-in-neurodegeneration-and-mercury-intoxication
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Gabriela de Paula Fonseca Arrifano, Marcus Augusto de Oliveira, Jose Rogerio Souza-Monteiro, Ricardo Oliveira Paraense, Andrea Ribeiro-Dos-Santos, Jose Richardo Dos Santos Vieira, Artur Luis da Costa Silva, Barbarella de Matos Macchi, Jose Luiz Martins do Nascimento, Rommel Mario Rodriguez Burbano, Maria Elena Crespo-Lopez
Mercury intoxication is a serious public health problem and a worldwide concern. The Minamata Convention on Mercury has been signed by 128 countries and endorsed by the World Health Organization with the recommendation of promoting the management of epidemiological information. The Central Nervous System is the main target organ for mercury. Symptoms of intoxication include altered motor coordination, visual and tactile dysfunction and paralysis, caused by neurodegeneration with a key role for oxidative damage...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930599/dissection-of-prodromal-alzheimer-s-disease
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Can Sheng, Yue Huang, Ying Han
Pathophysiological changes of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) begin decades before clinical symptoms become apparent, providing an important window for early diagnosis and intervention. Prodromal stage of AD, a great opportunity for effective treatment and postponing the disease onset, has drawn extensive attention. The application of different biomarkers including neuroimaging, biochemical substances and genes makes AD-related pathology detectable in vivo and exploring novel biomarkers with relatively non-invasive and low cost has intrigued a wide range of interests...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930047/comparison-of-retroperitoneal-liposarcoma-extending-into-the-inguinal-canal-and-inguinoscrotal-liposarcoma
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Jinsoo Rhu, Chan Woo Cho, Kyo Won Lee, Hyojun Park, Jae Berm Park, Yoon-La Choi, Sung Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to analyze differences between retroperitoneal liposarcoma (RLPS) extending into the inguinal canal and inguinoscrotal liposarcoma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records for patients who were managed for inguinal liposarcoma at Samsung Medical Center, a tertiary hospital, between January 1998 and December 2016. Patient data on demographics, tumour location, surgery, adjuvant therapy, histology, recurrence and death were collected...
October 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929914/the-conundrum-of-opioid-tapering-in-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain-a-commentary
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Ajay Manhapra, Albert A Arias, Jane C Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: In response to the opioid epidemic and new guidelines, many patients on high-dose long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain are getting tapered off opioids. As a result, a unique clinical challenge is emerging: while many on LTOT have poor pain control, functional decline, psychiatric instability, aberrancies and misuse, these issues may often worsen with opioid tapering. Currently, a clear explanation and practical guidance on how to manage this perplexing clinical scenario is lacking...
September 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929612/comparison-of-laparoscopic-toupet-and-laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplications-in-neurologically-normal-children
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Go Miyano, Masaya Yamoto, Hiromu Miyake, Masakatsu Kaneshiro, Keiichi Morita, Hiroshi Nouso, Mariko Koyama, Manabu Okawada, Takashi Doi, Hiroyuki Koga, Geoffrey J Lane, Koji Fukumoto, Atsuyuki Yamataka, Naoto Urushihara
INTRODUCTION: We compared laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication (LTF) and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) in neurologically normal children. METHODS: Forty neurologically normal children who were followed up for more than 3 years after LTF (n = 22) or LNF (n = 18) were reviewed retrospectively. LTF and LNF were performed between 2006 and 2012. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in gender (LTF, 15 male and 7 female patients; LNF:, 12 male and 6 female patients), mean age at surgery (LTF vs LNF: 2...
September 20, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929216/refractory-pouchitis-improves-after-administration-of-the-green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-a-retrospective-review
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Minesh Mehta, Shifat Ahmed, Gerald Dryden
INTRODUCTION: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a common, chronic, inflammatory process limited to the colon. UC affects up to 1 million individuals in the USA alone and requires resection in up to 30% of patients. Resection is often followed by creation of a pouch. Pouchitis is the most common complication of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) following total proctocolectomy, affecting up to 50% of patients. Symptoms include increased stool frequency, urgency, cramping, and bleeding. Management of pouchitis is complex in antibiotic refractory cases...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929060/laser-assisted-double-layer-endoscopic-repair-of-laryngeal-clefts-our-experience-in-11-cases
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Danah Aljomah, Jaber Alshammari
Laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital malformation of the respiratory tract leading to a high level of morbidity and mortality, recently being diagnosed with increased frequency. Management throughout the years included medical and surgical. The open surgical technique is more commonly used although it has higher risk and need longer post-operative care. Recently surgical endoscopic repair was introduced using different techniques. To evaluate the clinical features of infants and children presenting with laryngeal clefts, and review endoscopic management modality especially the technique and results of repair using double-layer (2 layers) technique...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929057/keratosis-obturans-a-disease-of-the-tropics
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A W Chong, R Raman
Keratosis obturans appears to be an obscure and relatively uncommon entity, even in literature search of journals and reference texts, so much so that there is not even any prevalence or incidence statistics available. However, the condition did not appear to be as uncommon based on our clinical observations. We have managed to obtain 64 patients representing 67 ears with keratosis obturans in our study period of about 18 months with a pattern of occurrence during this period. Humid weather seemed to play a role in the frequency of its appearance during certain period in our observation...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929056/clinico-pathological-profile-of-deep-neck-space-infection-a-prospective-study
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Rumpa Das, Gorakh Nath, Anupam Mishra
Deep neck space infections (DNI) has been a common and serious disease, involving several spaces created by planes of greater and lesser resistance between the fascial layers of the neck. Infection of deep neck space has been dangerous due to its potential ease of spread from one space to other space, associated sepsis and upper airway obstruction. This prospective study was done in 45 patients of DNI over a period of 1 year. Patients with age of 1 month to 80 years of both the sexes were included. Patient's particular, clinical presentation and associated co-morbid conditions, physical examination, routine laboratory investigations and radiological investigations were analyzed...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928921/an-unusual-cause-of-genu-valgum-and-persistent-instability
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Edward Holloway, Paul Sutton, Robert Cooper
We present the case of a professional adolescent footballer who attended our clinic with ongoing instability symptoms and valgus knee deformity after conservative management of an medial collateral ligament injury. The patient was found to have sustained a contra-coup Salter Harris Type V injury to his lateral distal femur physis resulting in premature growth arrest and deformity. Salter Harris Type V injuries are rare, and often not diagnosed until growth has arrest has occurred due to lack of identifiable features on initial plain radiographs...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928804/efficacy-of-a-leukotriene-receptor-antagonist-for-pediatric-cedar-pollen-allergy-complicated-by-asthma
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Shigemi Yoshihara, Yutaka Kikuchi, Mari Saitou, Susumu Yanagawa, Noriko Kanno, Hiroshi Igarashi, Hironobu Fukuda, Akiko Iimura, Toshio Abe, Yumi Yamada, Tamotsu Andou, Osamu Arisaka
Leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) are identified as a monotherapy for asthma and allergic rhinitis; however, their use in children for treatment of these diseases has not been examined. Accordingly, the present study investigated the efficacy of pranlukast dry syrup for children with both pollinosis and asthma. The subjects were children receiving treatment for asthma who were also diagnosed with cedar pollen allergy. Patients were divided into a group that received continuous treatment with pranlukast (group A; n=20) and a group that commenced add-on treatment for pollinosis following the onset of symptoms (group B; n=20)...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928714/abnormal-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-predict-evolution-of-isolated-recurrent-vertigo-into-meniere-s-disease
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Sun-Uk Lee, Hyo-Jung Kim, Jeong-Yoon Choi, Ja-Won Koo, Ji-Soo Kim
INTRODUCTION: Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) can be abnormal in patients with idiopathic recurrent spontaneous vertigo. We aimed to determine whether abnormal cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs) can predict evolution of isolated recurrent vertigo into Meniere's disease (MD). METHODS: We had followed up 146 patients with isolated recurrent vertigo and an evaluation of cVEMPs for 0-142 months [median = 6, interquartile range (IQR) = 0-29] at the Dizziness Clinic of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from June 2003 to May 2014...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928678/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-as-a-standalone-intervention-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-after-mixed-traumatic-events-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study
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Meike Müller-Engelmann, Susanne Wünsch, Marina Volk, Regina Steil
Objectives: There is promising evidence that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in reducing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, until now, studies have often lacked a full clinical PTSD assessment, and interventions are often administered in addition to other interventions. This study examined the feasibility of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a standalone intervention in patients with PTSD who have experienced mixed traumatic events. Method: Fourteen patients participated in 8 weeks of MBSR...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928561/periprocedural-management-of-vein-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-patients-an-11-year-experience
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Ajay Prasad Hrishi, Karen Ruby Lionel
CONTEXT: The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare arteriovenous malformation where a dilated median prosencephalic vein provides a low-resistance conduit for intracerebral blood flow resulting in high-output cardiac failure, severe pulmonary hypertension, with or without central nervous system symptoms secondary to hydrocephalus, in the neonatal and pediatric population. AIM: This study aims to analysis of the anesthetic management of this unique subset of patients with VGAM...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928190/interdisciplinary-model-of-care-radicals-for-early-detection-and-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-australian-primary-care-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jenifer Liang, Michael J Abramson, Nicholas Zwar, Grant Russell, Anne E Holland, Billie Bonevski, Ajay Mahal, Benjamin van Hecke, Kirsten Phillips, Paula Eustace, Eldho Paul, Kate Petrie, Sally Wilson, Johnson George
INTRODUCTION: Up to half of all smokers develop clinically significant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Gaps exist in the implementation and uptake of evidence-based guidelines for managing COPD in primary care. We describe the methodology of a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an interdisciplinary model of care aimed at reducing the burden of smoking and COPD in Australian primary care settings. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A cRCT is being undertaken to evaluate an interdisciplinary model of care (RADICALS - Review of Airway Dysfunction and Interdisciplinary Community-based care of Adult Long-term Smokers)...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927919/results-of-conservative-follow-up-or-surgical-treatment-of-mayamoya-patients-who-present-without-hemorrhage-tia-or-stroke
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Rutao Luo, Faliang Gao, Xiaofeng Deng, Dong Zhang, Yan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The epidemiology of asymptomatic Moyamoya disease (MMD) is still unclear, and the best management remains controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognosis of these patients with different management, conservative follow-up or surgical treatment. METHODS: This prospective cohort study screened a series of 696 consecutive MMD patients from 2009 to 2015. Patients with any episodes of hemorrhage and ischemic stroke or TIA were excluded. Finally, 61 patients who were followed up for at least 12 months were included, with 52 patients underwent surgical treatment and 9 patients underwent conservative follow-up...
September 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927484/validation-of-telephone-based-behavioral-assessments-in-aging-services-clients
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Yeates Conwell, Adam Simning, Nicole Driffill, Yinglin Xia, Xin Tu, Susan P Messing, David Oslin
BACKGROUND: The Behavioral Health Laboratory (BHL), a telephone-based mental health assessment, is a cost-effective approach that can improve mental illness identification and management. The individual BHL instruments, which were originally designed to be administered in-person, have not yet been validated with an in-person BHL assessment. This study therefore aims to characterize the concordance between the BHL data gathered by telephone and in-person interviews. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with English-speaking aging services network (ASN) clients aged 60 years and older in Monroe County, NY who were randomized to a BHL interview either in-person (n = 55) or by telephone (n = 53)...
September 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927429/the-impact-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency-on-health-related-quality-of-life-a-detailed-structured-qualitative-study
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Sasi Neelamekam, See Kwok, Rachel Malone, Anthony S Wierzbicki, Handrean Soran
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in genes involved in the lipoprotein lipase pathway. It is characterised by chylomicronaemia, severe hypertriglyceridaemia and an increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis that often requires hospitalisation. This research aimed to improve our understanding of the debilitating impact that LPLD has on the daily lives of patients and their families. METHODS: The research comprised a 2-h interview with the patient and, where possible, a 1-h interview with a family member; a 1-week pre- and post-interview task (written and/or video diary); and a 30-45-min follow-up telephone interview...
September 19, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927395/detection-and-risk-stratification-of-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-rural-communities-near-nagpur-india
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Archana Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Yamini V Pusdekar, Hemant Kulkarni, Patricia Hibberd
BACKGROUND: Presently, preterm birth is globally the leading cause of neonatal mortality. Prompt community based identification of women at high risk for preterm births (HRPB) can either help to avert preterm births or avail effective interventions to reduce neonatal mortality due to preterm births. We evaluated the performance of a package to train community workers to detect the presence of signs or symptoms of HRPB. METHODS: Pregnant women enrolled in the intervention arm of a cluster randomized trial of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACT Trial) conducted at Nagpur, India were informed about 4 directly observable signs and symptoms of preterm labor...
September 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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