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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441547/phthalate-exposure-even-below-us-epa-reference-doses-was-associated-with-semen-quality-and-reproductive-hormones-prospective-marhcs-study-in-general-population
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Qing Chen, Huan Yang, Niya Zhou, Lei Sun, Huaqiong Bao, Lu Tan, Hongqiang Chen, Xi Ling, Guowei Zhang, Linping Huang, Lianbing Li, Mingfu Ma, Hao Yang, Xiaogang Wang, Peng Zou, Kaige Peng, Taixiu Liu, Xiefei Shi, Dejian Feng, Ziyuan Zhou, Lin Ao, Zhihong Cui, Jia Cao
BACKGROUND: Environment-Protection-Agency Reference Doses (EPA RfDs) for phthalate intakes are based on limited evidence, especially regarding low-dose male-reproductive toxicity. This study investigates the association between phthalate exposure and semen parameters and reproductive hormones in a general population with low phthalate exposure compared to the EPA RfDs. METHODS: The MARHCS (Male-Reproductive-Health-in-Chongqing-College-Students) cohort recruited 796 male students, who experienced a relocation of campuses and shifting environmental exposure...
April 22, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440989/-diagnostic-approach-of-erythroderma-in-the-adult
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César Alfonso Maldonado-García, Ana Paula Orozco-Anahuati
Erythroderma consists on erythema and scaling that covers more than 90% of the cutaneous surface. It has multiple causes and for the most common we can use the acronym PALM (psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, lymphoproliferative disease and medication). It is important to diagnose the cause in order to get a prognosis and a targeted treatment. In 30% of the cases the cause is not evident and the patient requires periodic assessment to rule out evolution to a lymphoproliferative disease. In many cases, erythroderma is a chronic disease but it can also be a life-threatening dermatologic urgency that requires hospitalization...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439675/a-pilot-study-assessing-the-efficacy-of-posterior-tibial-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-low-anterior-resection-syndrome
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V Vigorita, S Rausei, P Troncoso Pereira, I Trostchansky, A Ruano Poblador, E Moncada Iribarren, C Facal Alvarez, A de San Ildefonso Pereira, E Casal Núñez
BACKGROUND: Low anterior resection for rectal cancer often results in severe bowel dysfunction, specifically low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), with symptoms such as incontinence, urgency, and frequent bowel movements. Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) resulted in a high rate of success in patients with fecal incontinence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with PTNS in LARS and to identify predictors of the outcome of the technique. METHODS: The study was conducted from May 2012 to April 2015 at the Alvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, University Hospital Complex of Vigo, Spain...
April 24, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439633/cystodistension-versus-cystoscopy-in-patients-with-refractory-detrusor-overactivity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aswini Balachandran, Natasha Curtiss, Maya Basu, Jonathan Duckett
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Cystodistension may be offered as a treatment for patients with refractory overactive bladder. The reported efficacy is based on a number of case series. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of cystodistension in a randomized trial. METHODS: This was a randomized study comparing cystoscopy combined with cystodistension with cystoscopy alone. The primary outcome was improvement in the Urgency Perception Scale (UPS) score. Symptoms were assessed using the ICIQ Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (ICIQ-FLUTS)...
April 24, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437991/high-speed-triangular-pattern-phase-shifting-3d-measurement-based-on-the-motion-blur-method
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Huijie Zhao, Xiaochun Diao, Hongzhi Jiang, Xudong Li
Recent advancements in 3D measurement technologies have increased the urgency of requiring high-speed 3D measurement in many fields. This study presents a novel four-step triangular pattern phase-shifting 3D measurement using the motion blur method, which combines the advantages of phase-shifting methods. To comply with the high speed requirement, binary coded triangular patterns are projected and could dither vertically. Therefore, the image captured by the camera is blurred into grayscale-intensity triangular patterns, which can be used for phase unwrapping and 3D reconstruction...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437790/utility-in-treating-kidney-failure-in-end-stage-liver-disease-with-simultaneous-liver-kidney-transplantation
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Xingxing S Cheng, Margaret R Stedman, Glenn M Chertow, W Ray Kim, Jane C Tan
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous liver-kidney (SLK) transplantation plays an important role in treating kidney failure in patients with end-stage liver disease. It used 5% of deceased donor kidney transplanted in 2015. We evaluated the utility, defined as posttransplant kidney allograft lifespan, of this practice. METHODS: Using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, we compared outcomes for all SLK transplants between January 1, 1995, and December 3, 2014, to their donor-matched kidney used in kidney-alone (Ki) or simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplants...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435032/clinical-efficacy-of-1-year-intensive-systematic-dietary-manipulation-as-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-therapies-on-female-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome-patients
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Hitoshi Oh-Oka
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of intensive systematic dietary manipulation (ISDM) for female patients with interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) in stable condition who were followed in our hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In cooperation with the nutrition control team, we created a basic IC/BPS diet menu for 1 month. Data regarding daily food intake and food-related symptoms were collected by detailed interview of each patient, we set meal menu to control IC/BPS symptoms and advised the patients to reduce the intake of specific food items to the maximum possible extent...
April 20, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433118/the-role-of-public-health-in-combatting-synthetic-cannabinoid-use-in-adolescents
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Katherine E Warren, Shirli Tay, Leana S Wen
As the country struggles to address an epidemic of alcohol and drug overdose, a wide-ranging category of chemical substances known as synthetic drugs have provoked a new sense of public urgency over the past decade. Synthetic cannabinoids, a heterogeneous and evolving set of synthetic compounds that act on endogenous cannabinoid receptors, have become particularly popular among adolescents due to their relative ease of access and reputation as a "legal high." The Baltimore City Health Department has worked to combat the recent surge in synthetic drug use through a major public awareness campaign, legislative reform, and retailer engagement and compliance initiative...
May 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431996/comparison-of-silodosin-monotherapy-versus-silodosin-with-tadalafil-add-on-therapy-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Takashi Yoshida, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Seiji Shimada, Makoto Taguchi, Tadashi Matsuda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of add-on therapy with the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor tadalafil for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) treated with the α1-adrenoceptor blocker silodosin. METHODS: We analyzed 103 patients with LUTS/BPH with an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of >8 after ≥4 weeks of silodosin treatment from April 2016 through December 2016 at Kori Hospital...
April 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430727/changing-referral-patterns-to-urogynecology
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Julia Geynisman-Tan, Oluwateniola Brown, Margaret Mueller, Alix Leader-Cramer, Bhumy Dave, Katarzyna Bochenska, Sarah Collins, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Kimberly Kenton
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify sources of and changes in referral patterns for pelvic floor disorders. METHODS: All new patient visits to urogynecology at our institution between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified. Patient demographics, referral source, insurance type, and visit diagnoses using ICD-9 codes were abstracted. ICD-9 codes were grouped into 18 urogynecologic diagnoses. Data were analyzed using SPSS (Version 20; Chicago, IL). RESULTS: Five thousand seven hundred ninety-nine new patient visits were included in the analysis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430021/family-perspectives-on-telemedicine-for-pediatric-subspecialty-care
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Kristin N Ray, Laura Ellen Ashcraft, Ateev Mehrotra, Elizabeth Miller, Jeremy M Kahn
BACKGROUND: Children often have difficulty accessing subspecialty care, and telemedicine may improve access to subspecialty care, but information is lacking on how best to implement telemedicine programs to maximize acceptance and, ultimately, maximize impact for patients and their families. METHODS AND MATERIALS: To understand how subspecialty telemedicine is perceived and to identify design elements with the potential to improve telemedicine uptake and impact, we conducted and analyzed semi-structured interviews with 21 informants, including parents and caregivers of children with subspecialty care needs and adolescent and young adult patients with subspecialty care needs...
April 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426365/moderators-of-the-effects-of-alcohol-protective-behavioral-strategies-three-attempts-of-replication-and-extension
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Matthew R Pearson, Mark A Prince, Adrian J Bravo
BACKGROUND: Protective behavioral strategies (PBS) can be used to reduce alcohol-related harm when drinking. Despite much research demonstrating that use of protective behavioral strategies (PBS) is associated with decreased alcohol use/problems, few studies have examined moderators of these associations. Moderation tests are important as they define the boundary conditions of the protective effects of PBS use (i.e., identify for whom and in what context PBS use reduces harm). OBJECTIVES: We aimed to replicate and extend the findings from three published studies that have examined putative moderators of PBS-alcohol associations: self-regulation, negative urgency, and drinking refusal self-efficacy...
June 7, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425112/beyond-guidelines-discretionary-practice-in-face-to-face-triage-nursing
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Lars E F Johannessen
This article draws on ethnographic data from a Norwegian emergency primary care clinic (EPCC) to explore nurses' discretionary application of guidelines. Specifically, it analyses nurses' discretionary use of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) when performing face-to-face triage, that is, assessing the urgency of patients' complaints. The analysis shows how nurses assessed patients at odds with MTS prescriptions by collecting supplementary data, engaging in differential diagnostic and holistic reasoning, relying on emotion and intuition, and allowing colleagues and patients to influence their reasoning...
April 20, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423215/breaking-down-the-stigma-of-mental-health-nursing-qualitative-study-reflecting-opinions-from-western-australian-nurses
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Carole A Harrison, Yvonne Hauck, Rebekah Ashby
INTRODUCTION: A lack of understanding surrounding the role of mental health nursing is associated with recruitment and retention challenges. Additional complexities include stigma related to the role, an ageing workforce and dearth of graduates keen to pursue this career. AIM OF STUDY: This qualitative study focused on opinions and experiences of existing mental health nurses to determine what could be done to entice nurses to choose mental health. METHOD: A cross-sectional design involving a brief interview was conducted with 192 Western Australian nurses from one public mental health service...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420835/macrovascular-complications-and-prevalence-of-urgency-incontinence-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Sayaka Kanzaki, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Morikazu Onji, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
Objective Macrovascular diseases and urgency incontinence are common among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, little evidence exists regarding the association between stroke and urgency incontinence among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. We examined the associations between macrovascular complications and urgency incontinence among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods The study subjects were 818 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Urgency incontinence was defined as present when a subject answered "once a week or more" to the question: "Within one week, how often do you leak urine because you cannot defer the sudden desire to urinate?" We adjusted our analyses for sex, age, body mass index, duration of type 2 diabetes, current smoking, current drinking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, glycated hemoglobin, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418102/efficacy-and-safety-of-combinations-of-mirabegron-and-solifenacin-compared-with-monotherapy-and-placebo-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-synergy-study
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Sender Herschorn, Christopher R Chapple, Paul Abrams, Salvador Arlandis, David Mitcheson, Kyu-Sung Lee, Arwin Ridder, Matthias Stoelzel, Asha Paireddy, Rob van Maanen, Dudley Robinson
Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is characterized by urinary urgency, with or without urgency urinary incontinence, usually accompanied by increased daytime frequency and nocturia, in the absence of urinary tract infection (UTI) or other obvious pathology [1]. Urgency urinary incontinence is present in approximately one-third of cases [2], but is not a prerequisite. However, of all the OAB symptoms, it has the greatest impact on quality of life (QoL) [3, 4], and is associated with significantly lower productivity and higher healthcare resource utilization [5]...
April 18, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417459/does-obesity-complicate-regional-anesthesia-and-result-in-longer-decision-to-delivery-time-for-emergency-cesarean-section
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A J Väänänen, J P Kainu, H Eriksson, M Lång, A Tekay, J Sarvela
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity can cause problems with anesthesia and surgery which may be reflected in emergency cesarean sections (CS) as an increased decision-to-delivery interval (DDI). AIM: To study the association of elevated maternal BMI with DDI and the failure of regional anesthesia. METHODS: Eight hundred and forty-two consecutive emergency CSs during a period of 1 year in a tertiary hospital were studied retrospectively. DDIs were analyzed in Crash and < 30-min urgency categories (n = 528), while the time required to establish regional anesthesia and its success were analyzed for all emergency CS cases...
April 17, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417443/time-trends-of-high-blood-pressure-prevalence-awareness-and-control-in-the-italian-general-population-surveys-of-the-national-institute-of-health
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Anna Di Lonardo, Chiara Donfrancesco, Luigi Palmieri, Diego Vanuzzo, Simona Giampaoli
INTRODUCTION: High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The urgency of the problem was underlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, which recommends a 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised BP by 2020. A surveillance system represents a useful tool to monitor BP in the general population. Since 1980s, the National Institute of Health has conducted several surveys of the adult general population, measuring cardiovascular risk factors by standardized procedures and methods...
April 17, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415925/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-acetaminophen-exposure-from-birth-to-early-childhood-in-the-induction-of-autism
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William Parker, Chi Dang Hornik, Staci Bilbo, Zoie E Holzknecht, Lauren Gentry, Rasika Rao, Shu S Lin, Martha R Herbert, Cynthia D Nevison
The wide range of factors associated with the induction of autism is invariably linked with either inflammation or oxidative stress, and sometimes both. The use of acetaminophen in babies and young children may be much more strongly associated with autism than its use during pregnancy, perhaps because of well-known deficiencies in the metabolic breakdown of pharmaceuticals during early development. Thus, one explanation for the increased prevalence of autism is that increased exposure to acetaminophen, exacerbated by inflammation and oxidative stress, is neurotoxic in babies and small children...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
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R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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