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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220338/the-weiss-functional-impairment-rating-scale-parent-form-for-assessing-adhd-evaluating-diagnostic-accuracy-and-determining-optimal-thresholds-using-roc-analysis
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Trevor Thompson, Andrew Lloyd, Alain Joseph, Margaret Weiss
PURPOSE: The Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale-Parent Form (WFIRS-P) is a 50-item scale that assesses functional impairment on six clinically relevant domains typically affected in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As functional impairment is central to ADHD, the WFIRS-P offers potential as a tool for assessing functional impairment in ADHD. These analyses were designed to examine the overall performance of WFIRS-P in differentiating ADHD and non-ADHD cases using receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis...
February 20, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219097/-work-anxieties-and-their-treatment-in-medical-rehabilitation-hand-tools-for-capacity-training-and-psychotherapy
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B Muschalla
Work-anxieties are often going along with workplace problems and long-term sick leave. Psychopathologically, different qualities of work anxiety can be distinguished: worrying, phobic anxiety, health-related anxiety, anxiety of insufficiency. An evaluation of a work-anxiety treatment showed that confronting patients with the topic work during medical rehabilitation leads to a better course. In work-oriented capacity trainings or behavior therapy groups, coping with everyday phenomena at work may be trained (self-presentation, social rules, work organization and problem solving, coping with chronic illness and impairment conditions)...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212927/patients-with-chronic-dizziness-following-traumatic-head-injury-typically-have-multiple-diagnoses-involving-combined-peripheral-and-central-vestibular-dysfunction
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Q Arshad, R E Roberts, H Ahmad, R Lobo, M Patel, T Ham, D J Sharp, B M Seemungal
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that chronic vestibular symptoms (CVS) of imbalance and dizziness post-traumatic head injury (THI) may relate to: (i) the occurrence of multiple simultaneous vestibular diagnoses including both peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction in individual patients increasing the chance of missed diagnoses and suboptimal treatment; (ii) an impaired response to vestibular rehabilitation since the central mechanisms that mediate rehabilitation related brain plasticity may themselves be disrupted...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212161/hearing-impairment-and-the-amelioration-of-avoidable-medical-error-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Patrick Henn, Colm OʼTuathaigh, Darrelle Keegan, Simon Smith
OBJECTIVES: Hearing loss contributes to suboptimal medical treatment. We investigated the nature and magnitude of potential health-care harm of hearing loss alone on a patient's understanding of medical consultations, investigations, and treatments of health conditions unrelated to their hearing loss. METHODS: A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based design of a convenience sample of students with hearing loss, registered with the institutional disability support service in 8 Irish and 15 UK third-level institutions...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207841/barriers-and-enablers-to-the-implementation-of-the-6-pack-falls-prevention-program-a-pre-implementation-study-in-hospitals-participating-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Darshini R Ayton, Anna L Barker, Renata T Morello, Caroline A Brand, Jason Talevski, Fiona S Landgren, Mayer M Melhem, Evelyn Bian, Sandra G Brauer, Keith D Hill, Patricia M Livingston, Mari Botti
Evidence for effective falls prevention interventions in acute wards is limited. One reason for this may be suboptimal program implementation. This study aimed to identify perceived barriers and enablers of the implementation of the 6-PACK falls prevention program to inform the implementation in a randomised controlled trial. Strategies to optimise successful implementation of 6-PACK were also sought. A mixed-methods approach was applied in 24 acute wards from 6 Australian hospitals. Participants were nurses working on participating wards and senior hospital staff including Nurse Unit Managers; senior physicians; Directors of Nursing; and senior personnel involved in quality and safety or falls prevention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207666/are-they-complying-physicians-knowledge-attitudes-and-readiness-to-change-regarding-low-back-pain-treatment-guideline-adherence
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Sheera Epstein-Sher, Dena H Jaffe, Amnon Lahad
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of 145 primary care practitioners (PCPs). OBJECTIVE: To examine low back pain (LBP) guideline knowledge, readiness to implement (RTI) these guidelines, and LBP attitudes and beliefs among Israeli PCPs and determine whether physician age, guideline familiarity, and medical specialty affect these variables. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is a common condition managed primarily by PCPs. Little is known, however, about physician's LBP knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and how these factors (knowledge, A&B) influence their practice behavior...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206733/end-of-life-decisions-in-34-slovene-intensive-care-units-a-nationwide-prospective-clinical-study
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Miha Orazem, Urh Groselj, Manca Stojan, Neza Majdic, Gaj Vidmar, Stefan Grosek
BACKGROUND: To determine how end-of-life decisions (EOLD) on limitations of life- sustaining treatment (LST) are made in three different types of intensive care units (ICUs) in Slovenia. METHODS: A national multicenter prospective study among 31 adult and three pediatric/neonatal ICUs (PICUs). The questionnaire form on EOLD was designed to assess the clinical practice. Data were collected between January 1, 2013, and March 31, 2013. For statistical analysis we used IBM® SPSS® Statistics 20 software package...
February 15, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206671/surgery-for-cataracts-in-people-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Heather Casparis, Kristina Lindsley, Irene C Kuo, Shameema Sikder, Neil M Bressler
BACKGROUND: Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are common causes of decreased vision that often occur simultaneously in people over age 50. Although cataract surgery is an effective treatment for cataract-induced visual loss, some clinicians suspect that such an intervention may increase the risk of worsening of underlying AMD and thus have deleterious effects on vision. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cataract surgery compared with no surgery in eyes with AMD...
February 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202028/management-of-everolimus-associated-adverse-events-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-practical-guide
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REVIEW
Mark Davies, Anurag Saxena, John C Kingswood
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder characterised by highly variable comorbid dysfunction and subsequent morbidity. The mTOR inhibitor everolimus is indicated for the treatment of adult TSC patients with renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) and for subependymal giant astrocytoma (SEGA) in both adults and children, based on data from the EXIST-1 and EXIST-2 trials. However, due to the historical predominance of everolimus in the oncology setting, some physicians who treat TSC patients may be unfamiliar with everolimus-associated adverse events (AEs) and appropriate management strategies...
February 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201864/recurrent-contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-coronary-angiography
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Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David W M Muller, Krishna Kathir
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is an acute and reversible neurological disturbance associated with the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium during cardiac catheterisation. It may manifest with encephalopathy, motor and sensory disturbances; vision disturbances, including cortical blindness, ophthalmoplegia, aphasia; and seizures. Disruption of the blood-brain barrier and direct neuronal toxicity are believed to be implicated in the pathophysiology of the syndrome. Symptoms appear soon after contrast administration and resolve completely within 24-48 h...
February 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197328/family-functioning-and-communication-in-spouses-of-patients-with-parkinsonism
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Seo Young Kang, Myung Hwa Yang, Jung Ah Lee, Wooyoung Jang, Chong Sik Lee, Young Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients with parkinsonism exhibit motor symptoms, cognitive impairment, and neuropsychiatric changes, and these symptoms increase caregiver burden. Family dynamics can be influenced by the presence of comorbidities, which is especially important in diseases causing caregiver burden. We investigated the effects of spousal parkinsonism on family functioning and communication. METHODS: Couples without parkinsonism, who visited hospital-based family practices, were recruited by 28 family physicians from 22 hospitals between April 2009 and June 2011; patients with parkinsonism and their spouses were recruited from a single institution...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196491/health-related-quality-of-life-work-productivity-and-indirect-costs-among-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
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Jessica L Buono, Robyn T Carson, Natalia M Flores
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10-15% of adults in the US, and is associated with significant impairment in health-related quality of life (HRQoL); however, information specific to the diarrhea subtype (IBS-D) is lacking. We assessed the impact of IBS-D on HRQoL, work productivity, and daily activities, and the associated indirect costs, among a sample of the US population. METHODS: Respondents (≥18 years) from the 2012 US National Health and Wellness Survey who reported an IBS-D diagnosis by a physician or symptoms consistent with Rome II criteria for IBS-D were identified as having IBS-D...
February 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196270/open-label-study-of-etanercept-treatment-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-who-lost-a-satisfactory-response-to-adalimumab
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J Bagel, S Tyring, K C Rice, D H Collier, G Kricorian, J Chung, J Iles, B S Stolshek, A Kaliyaperumal, K A Papp
BACKGROUND: Some plaque psoriasis patients experience secondary failure of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor therapy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate efficacy, safety, and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) with etanercept in patients with secondary adalimumab failure. METHODS: This phase 4, open-label, single-arm, estimation study (NCT01543204) enrolled patients on adalimumab who had achieved static physician global assessment (sPGA) score 0/1 (clear/almost clear)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182146/multiple-diabetic-complications-as-well-as-impaired-physical-and-mental-function-are-associated-with-declining-balance-function-in-older-persons-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Xiufang Hong, Xujiao Chen, Jiaojiao Chu, Shanshan Shen, Qichen Chai, Gaobo Lou, Lingyan Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there is a difference in balance function between older persons with and without diabetes mellitus (DM), and to identify whether mediating factors, such as diabetic complications, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) score, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, as well as hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), serum total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), are associated with balance function in older persons with DM...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169857/intersection-of-prognosis-and-palliation-in-neurocritical-care
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Michael Rubin, Jordan Bonomo, J Claude Hemphill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Difficult discussions regarding end-of-life care are common in neurocritical care. Because of a patient's neurological impairment, decisions regarding continuing or limiting aggressive care must often be made by patients' families in conjunction with medical providers. This review provides perspective on three major aspects of this circumstance: prognostication, family-physician discussions, and determination of death (specifically as it impacts on organ donation). RECENT FINDINGS: Numerous studies have now demonstrated that prediction models developed from populations of brain-injured patients may be misleading when applied to individual patients...
February 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165693/mentoring-to-help-prevent-physician-burnout
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Malcolm Herring, Rachel Forbes Kaufman, Richard Bogue
The importance of a person's spirit and eternal destiny are eclipsed in American medi- cine. The most alarming effect of this eclipse is that the prevalence of burnout among physicians is high (about 46 percent) and growing.' It is alarming because trends that deplete the physician's spirit tragically impair the physician's capacity as a healer and as one who renews the spirit.
July 2016: Health Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162871/a-young-female-with-urinary-retention-a-case-report-of-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy
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Benjamin L Cooper, Shane E Appel, Hussam M Ammar
Hashimoto's Encephalopathy (HE) is a rare form of autoimmune encephalopathy associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in which patients experience cognitive impairment and various neurologic symptoms. We present a case of a young female that presented to the emergency department with urinary retention, and was ultimately diagnosed with HE. Examination was significant for direction-changing and vertical nystagmus (direction-changing nystagmus describes a phenomenon where the fast beat changes with the direction of gaze), hyperreflexia, clonus, and Babinski and Hoffman's reflexes (all upper motor neuron (UMN) signs)...
January 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152835/physician-decisions-related-to-maintenance-therapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-in-the-united-states-us
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Sarah Goring, Kerstin Mueller, Lisa M Hess, Ana Belen Oton, Catherine Muehlenbein, Yajun Zhu, Himani Aggarwal, Mohamed K Mohamed, Benjamin Philip Levy, Katherine B Winfree
: 182 Background: In 2006, maintenance therapy was added as a treatment guideline for patients with advanced non-squamous (nsq) NSCLC. This study aimed to identify patient- and disease-related factors that impact maintenance therapy decision making. METHODS: An online discrete choice survey was administered to physicians currently managing patients with advanced nsq NSCLC in the US. Physicians viewed 12 patient profiles differing in levels of the following attributes: 1st line treatment response (complete, partial, stable, progression), adverse events during 1st line therapy (none, mild, moderate, severe), comorbidities (none, mild renal, severe renal, other), patient motivation/convenience (+/+, +/-, -/+, -/-), patient insurance co-pay rate (0, 5, 10, 20%), and age (45, 58, 68, 80 years)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148581/delirium-a-guide-for-the-general-physician
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Oliver M Todd, Elizabeth A Teale
Delirium describes a sudden onset change in mental status of fluctuating course. This is a state of altered consciousness characterised chiefly by inattention or lack of arousal, but can also include new impairment of language, perception and behaviour. Certain predisposing factors can make an individual more susceptible to delirium in the face of a stressor. Stressors include direct insults to the brain, insults peripheral to the brain or external changes in the environment of an individual. Delirium is varied in its presentation, and can be categorised by the psychomotor profile as: hyperactive type (overly vigilant, agitated, often wandersome), hypoactive type (sedate or withdrawn) or mixed types...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141919/effect-of-corticosteroids-and-cyclophosphamide-on-sex-hormone-profiles-in-male-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-systemic-sclerosis
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Laurent Arnaud, Annica Nordin, Hannes Lundholm, Elisabet Svenungsson, Erik Hellbacher, Johan Wikner, Agneta Zickert, Iva Gunnarsson
OBJECTIVE: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) are predominantly female autoimmune diseases, therefore men are less well investigated. We analysed sex hormone levels in male patients with SLE and SSc comparatively to controls, in relation with use of corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide. METHODS: Sex hormone levels were measured from fasting blood samples in male patients with SLE (n=71), SSc (n=29) and compared to population-based age-matched male controls...
January 31, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
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