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Arina Widya Murni, Eryati Darwin, Nasrul Zubir, Adnil Edwin Nurdin
BACKGROUND: there are many determinant factors that may play roles in pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia. One of them is psychological stress that can increase plasma cortisol levels, alter inflammation process and affect Helicobacter pylori activity. No study has been conducted to find out the dominant factor among them. This study aimed to find the dominant factor among plasma cortisol levels, IL-6 and IL-8 expressions and H.Pylori activity, as the determinant factors in the pathophysiology of functional dyspepsia...
January 2018: Acta Medica Indonesiana
Anto Dujmović, Darko Marčinko, Krešimir Bulić, Hrvoje Kisić, Mladen Duduković, Davor Mijatović
BACKGROUND: Breast carcinoma is the most common malignant disease in women in the majority of developed countries. The development of depression as well as the quality of life (QoL) in these patients depends not only on the result of oncologic treatment, but on the cosmetic outcome as well. The primary aim of this prospective study was to investigate the changes in QoL and depressive symptoms among patients undergoing surgical treatment for breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study that included 100 female patients (mean age 60...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Priyanka Yadav, Alec L Bradley, Jonathan H Smith
OBJECTIVE: Chronic migraine is a diagnosis that can be abstracted through the clinical history, although some providers may struggle in properly applying diagnostic criteria. We aimed to learn how well medicine trainees would be able to recognize the diagnostic criteria for chronic migraine and apply that medical knowledge to case vignettes illustrating different symptom interpretation strategies of the identical information. METHODS: An electronic, anonymous and multiple-choice response questionairre assessing selected trainee characteristics, headache case vignettes, and chronic migraine diagnostic criteria was distributed to all regional medicine program directors and coordinators in Kentucky and surrounding states...
September 2017: Headache
Eskedar Birhane, Kalayou Kidanu, Mekuria Kassa, Dawit Gerezgiher, Lidia Tsegay, Brhanu Weldu, Genet Kidane, Hadgu Gerensea
BACKGROUND: Peripheral Intravenous cannula (IV) is the most common vascular access device used to administer medications with the exception of medication or fluid with high or low PH or hyperosmolarity which may cause severe damage to small veins. The insertion of a peripheral intravenous cannula in newborn infants can be difficult. Appropriate veins with sufficient capacity to insert a cannula become less available throughout the hospital stay. Once a peripheral intravenous cannula is inserted, it is desirable that its patency can be maintained as long as possible...
2017: BMC Nursing
Amit Thour, Subhash Das, Tejasav Sehrawat, Yashdeep Gupta
BACKGROUND: Depression is common among diabetes, and is associated with poor outcomes. However, the data on this important relationship are limited from India. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to estimate the prevalence of depression in patients with diabetes and to determine the association of depression with age, sex, and other related parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was cross-sectional carried out in endocrinology clinic of tertiary care hospital in North India...
March 2015: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gonca Akyol, Sevgi Özalevli, Eyüp Sabri Uçan
INTRODUCTION: Ankylosing spondylitis causes restrictive respiratory disorder by limiting the expansion of the chest because of the costosternal and costovertebral joints. Our study is planned to evaluate the respiratory functions of the ankylosing spondylitis patients who have a high rate of pulmonary involvement, and to compare the results with the exercise capacity and life quality of these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were 27 (18 male, 9 female) Norvegian patients who came to Turkey and had ankylosing spondylitis diagnose according to Modified New York criterias, to have a routine physical therapy and rehabilitation programme with an average age of 50...
2013: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
Candace L Patterson, Timothy Anderson, Christina Wei
OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the associations between pretreatment role expectations, working alliance, and therapy outcome. A mediational model was hypothesized wherein the therapeutic alliance mediates the relationship between clients' pretreatment role expectations and psychotherapy outcome. METHOD: Sixty-eight clients completed the Expectations About Counseling-Brief Form at pretreatment, the Working Alliance Inventory-Short Form Revised after Session 3, and the Outcome Questionairre-45 at both pretreatment and the final session...
July 2014: Journal of Clinical Psychology
K A Mariam, Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Postnatal depression is a significant public health problem in developing countries. In addition to traditional risk factors, studies from developing countries have identified some cultural factors related to the development of postnatal depression. The present prospective study conducted at a teaching general hospital in an urban setting sought to examine the prevalence and risk factors in the development of postpartum depression. 132 pregnant mothers attending antenatal clinic were assessed for psychological distress at third trimester on General Health Questionairre-28...
June 2009: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Tapash Roy, Cathy E Lloyd, Masuma Parvin, Khondker Galib B Mohiuddin, Mosiur Rahman
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the prevalence of depression in people with diabetes in Bangladesh. This study examined the prevalence and factors associated with depression in out-patients with Type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study a random sample of 483 diabetes out-patients from three diabetes clinics in Bangladesh was invited to participate. Of them 417 patients took part. Depressive symptoms were measured using previously developed and culturally standardized Bengali and Sylheti versions of the World HealthOrganization-5 Well Being Index (WHO-5) and the Patient Health Questionairre-9 (PHQ-9) with predefined cut-off scores...
2012: BMC Psychiatry
Kerry Hoffman, Jennifer Dempsey, Tracy Levett-Jones, Danielle Noble, Noelene Hickey, Sarah Jeong, Sharyn Hunter, Carol Norton
This paper describes the conceptual design and testing of an Interactive Computerised Decision Support Framework (ICDSF) which was constructed to enable student nurses to "think like a nurse." The ICDSF was based on a model of clinical reasoning. Teaching student nurses to reason clinically is important as poor clinical reasoning skills can lead to "failure-to rescue" of deteriorating patients. The framework of the ICDSF was based on nursing concepts to encourage deep learning and transferability of knowledge...
August 2011: Nurse Education Today
Dave Singh, Lisa Edwards, Ruth Tal-Singer, Stephen Rennard
INTRODUCTION: The percentage of neutrophils in sputum are increased in COPD patients, and may therefore be a biomarker of airway inflammation. We studied the relationships between sputum neutrophils and FEV1, health status, exacerbation rates, systemic inflammation and emphysema, and long term variability at 1 year. METHODS: Sputum samples were obtained from 488 COPD patients within the ECLIPSE cohort. 359 samples were obtained at baseline, and 297 after 1 year...
June 15, 2010: Respiratory Research
I Ignjatovic, D Basic
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcome of Mainz Pouch II urinary diversion related to complications and life quality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1995 to 2006, a total of 67 patients (60 male and 7 female, mean age 58.4 years, range 48 to 70) who underwent modified ureterosigmoidostomy (Mainz Pouch II) procedure have been retrospectively analyzed. The mean follow-up was 18 (1 - 72) months and it was available for 56 patients (84%). Early and late postoperative complications as well as quality of life after surgery were analyzed...
2007: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
Johannes Hierholzer, Heiko Fuchs, Kerstin Westphalen, Clemens Baumann, Christine Slotosch, Rudolf Schulz
The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of secondary symptomatic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) in patients previously treated by percutaneous vertebroplasty (VTP). Three hundred sixteen patients with 486 treated VCFs were included in the study according to the inclusion criteria. Patients were kept in regular follow-up using a standardized questionairre before, 1 day, 7 days, 6 months, and 1 year after, and, further on, on a yearly basis after VTP. The incidence of secondary symptomatic VCF was calculated, and anatomical distribution with respect to previous fractures characterized...
November 2008: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Drew A Stein, Haydee Brown, Arthur R Bartolozzi
To determine the age limitations for indicating ACL reconstructions in patients with functional instability, this article reviews the results of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions in 23 patients with an average age of 54 years (range: 49-64 years). Patients were evaluated with the Lysholm and Gillquist knee questionairre, visual analog scale, satisfaction rating, physical examination, KT-1000 testing, and radiographs. Nineteen of the 23 patients were available for follow-up at an average of 24 months after the index procedure...
June 2006: Orthopedics
M C Barney, J E Max
Two modalities of family assessment based on the McMaster Model of Family Functioning (MMFF), including a self-report questionairre (Family Assessment Device-FAD) and a clinical interview (McMaster Structured Interview For Families-McSIFF) as scored on the McMaster Clinical Rating Scale (MCRS) were compared in an attempt to explore the inter-changeability of the two. Significant correlations were hypothesized between the FAD and MCRS in both prospective and retrospective groups and that correlations would increase over three data points in the prospective study...
September 2005: Brain Injury: [BI]
Y Maki
In past several years in Japan, there were many reports on a certain group of cases which were called by many names such as abnormal vascular network in the cerebral basal region, spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis, Cerebrovascular Moyamoya disease, cerebral juxabasal telangiectasia and so on. The characteristics of this group are; 1. Angiographically, they show a narrowing at the distal portion of the internal carotid artery, horizontal portions of the anterior and/or middle cerebral arteries with extensively developed perforators, i...
March 1976: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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