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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110376/the-burdens-concerns-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-gastroparesis
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Daohai Yu, Frederick V Ramsey, William F Norton, Nancy Norton, Susan Schneck, Tegan Gaetano, Henry P Parkman
AIMS: The impact of gastroparesis on patients from the patient's viewpoint is needed to better address treatment priorities. The aims of this study were to: (1) Delineate burdens and concerns of patients with gastroparesis; (2) investigate specific symptoms contributing to impaired quality of life (QOL) in gastroparesis. METHODS: The International Foundation for Functional GI Disorders gastroparesis survey questionnaire was developed to describe patients' viewpoint about their experience with gastroparesis and included Patient Assessment of Upper GI Symptoms (PAGI-SYM) and SF-36 QOL survey...
January 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097836/validation-of-the-argentine-spanish-version-of-transition-readiness-assessment-questionnaire-for-adolescents-with-chronic-conditions
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Florencia González, Mariana Roizen, María de Las Mercedes Rodríguez Celin, Carmen De Cunto, Alfredo Eymann, Roberto Mato, Patricia García Arrigoni, Raquel Staciuk, Florencia Ugo, Virginia Fano
INTRODUCTION: The transition of adolescents with chronic conditions to adult follow-up care is an increasingly complex process. Patients need to acquire knowledge and skills that ensure continuity of their care. The goal of this study was to validate the Argentinian Spanish version of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ) 5.0 tool in adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions. POPULATION AND METHODS: Descriptive, crosssectional, quantitative study...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095295/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-corrects-osteopetrosis-in-a-child-carrying-a-novel-homozygous-mutation-in-the-fermt3-gene
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Eleonora Palagano, Mary A Slatter, Paolo Uva, Ciro Menale, Anna Villa, Mario Abinun, Cristina Sobacchi
Osteopetrosis (OPT) is a rare skeletal disorder with phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity: a variety of clinical features besides the bony defect may be present, and at least ten different genes are known to be involved in the disease pathogenesis. In the framework of this heterogeneity, we report the clinical description of a neonate, first child of consanguineous parents, who had osteoclast-rich osteopetrosis and bone marrow failure in early life, but no other usual classical features of infantile malignant OPT, such as visual or hearing impairments...
January 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094753/quantifying-cutaneous-adverse-effects-of-systemic-glucocorticoids-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Jonna Amann, Anne-Marie Wessels, Friederike Breitenfeldt, Dörte Huscher, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Johannes W G Jacobs, Frank Buttgereit
OBJECTIVES: EULAR guidelines state that adverse effects (AEs) of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy should be considered and discussed with the patient before treatment is initiated. However, reliable quantitative data, especially on cutaneous AEs of low-to-medium dose GCs are lacking. We performed a study assessing the occurrence of cutaneous AEs of GCs and its association with current and cumulative GC doses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study performed in 2 outpatient rheumatology centres, 381 RA patients were enrolled...
January 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093627/-validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-6%C3%A2-item-screener-brief-cognitive-test-with-broad-application-possibilities
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S Krupp, A Seebens, J Kasper, M Willkomm, F Balck
BACKGROUND: Especially during admission the detection of cognitive deficits relevant to everyday life should burden patient and examiner as little as possible. The 6‑item screener (SIS) takes approximately 1 min, is easy to learn, does not require any material and is independent of the patient's visual and fine motor skills. The test was first published in 2002 by Callahan who approved the present German translation. OBJECTIVE: We checked the convergent and discriminant validity, reliability and sensitivity to change of the German translation among geriatric patients...
January 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087362/clinical-phenotypes-and-outcomes-of-heritable-and-sporadic-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-a-population-based-study
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David Montani, Barbara Girerd, Xavier Jaïs, Marilyne Levy, David Amar, Laurent Savale, Peter Dorfmüller, Andrei Seferian, Edmund M Lau, Mélanie Eyries, Jérôme Le Pavec, Florence Parent, Damien Bonnet, Florent Soubrier, Elie Fadel, Olivier Sitbon, Gérald Simonneau, Marc Humbert
BACKGROUND: Bi-allelic mutations of the EIF2AK4 gene cause heritable pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and/or pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis (PVOD/PCH). We aimed to assess the effect of EIF2AK4 mutations on the clinical phenotypes and outcomes of PVOD/PCH. METHODS: We did a population-based study using clinical, functional, and haemodynamic data from the registry of the French Pulmonary Hypertension Network. We reviewed the clinical data and outcomes from all patients referred to the French Referral Centre (Pulmonary Department, Hospital Kremlin-Bicêtre, University Paris-Sud) with either confirmed or highly probable PVOD/PCH with DNA available for mutation screening (excluding patients with other risk factors of pulmonary hypertension, such as chronic respiratory diseases)...
January 10, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086884/transfer-factor-for-carbon-monoxide-in-patients-with-copd-and-diabetes-results-from-the-german-cosyconet-cohort
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Kathrin Kahnert, Tanja Lucke, Frank Biertz, Andreas Lechner, Henrik Watz, Peter Alter, Robert Bals, Jürgen Behr, Rolf Holle, Rudolf M Huber, Stefan Karrasch, Beate Stubbe, Margarethe Wacker, Sandra Söhler, Emiel F M Wouters, Claus Vogelmeier, Rudolf A Jörres
BACKGROUND: An impairment of CO diffusing capacity has been shown in diabetic patients without lung disease. We analyzed how diffusing capacity in patients with COPD is affected by the concurrent diagnosis of diabetes. METHODS: Data from the initial visit of the German COPD cohort COSYCONET were used for analysis. 2575 patients with complete lung function data were included, among them 358 defined as diabetics with a reported physician diagnosis of diabetes and/or specific medication...
January 13, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077006/longitudinal-assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-following-adolescent-sports-related-concussion
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Kelly Russell, Erin Selci, Stephanie Chu, Samuel Fineblit, Lesley Ritchie, Michael Ellis
OBJECTIVE: To examine initial and longitudinal health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescent sports-related concussion (SRC) patients. STUDY: A prospective observational case-series study was conducted among adolescent SRC patients who were evaluated at a multi-disciplinary pediatric concussion program. Health-related quality of life was measured using the child self-report Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) generic score scale (age 13-18 version) and the PedsQL Cognitive Functioning scale...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074588/care-under-the-influence
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Joseph J Fins, Samantha F Knowlton
A forty-year-old man is brought to the emergency room by his wife at five in the morning, two hours after he fell down the stairs at home, hitting his head and injuring his arm. He tells the ER physician that he got up to get a drink of water and tripped in the dark. His speech is slurred, and he smells strongly of alcohol. Lab results reveal elevated liver enzymes, and his blood alcohol level is 0.1. His medical history is unremarkable. When asked about his alcohol consumption, he says he usually has one or two drinks a night with dinner but that he drinks more on holidays and special occasions...
January 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072672/a-simplified-electroencephalogram-monitoring-system-in-the-emergency-room
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Masahiro Nozawa, Hiroshi Terashima, Satoshi Tsuji, Masaya Kubota
OBJECTIVES: The study aims to assess the clinical usefulness and related limitations of our simplified emergency electroencephalography (eEEG) as an assessment tool of lethal abnormal brain waves in the emergency room (ER). METHODS: Electrodes were placed on 4 places: bilateral frontal poles and parietal regions. The derivations to judge consisted of only 2 bipolar leads on the left and right. Abnormal wave was defined as either persistent rhythmic waves or persistent high-amplitude slow waves (<2 Hz)...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069887/mandatory-physician-reporting-of-at-risk-drivers-the-older-driver-example
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Yll Agimi, Steven M Albert, Ada O Youk, Patricia I Documet, Claudia A Steiner
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: In a number of states, physicians are mandated by state law to report at-risk drivers to licensing authorities. Often these patients are older adult drivers who may exhibit unsafe driving behaviors, have functional/cognitive impairments, or are diagnosed with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and/or seizure disorders. The hypothesis that mandatory physician reporting laws reduce the rate of crash-related hospitalizations among older adult drivers was tested...
January 9, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069622/prevalence-of-diabetic-retinopathy-among-13473-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-china-a-cross-sectional-epidemiological-survey-in-six-provinces
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Yan Liu, Yifan Song, Liyuan Tao, Weiqiang Qiu, Huibin Lv, Xiaodan Jiang, Mingzhou Zhang, Xuemin Li
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and sight-threatening DR (STDR) among Chinese adults with diabetes. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A cross-sectional epidemiological survey across Mainland China (N=13 473). Participants were diagnosed with diabetes mellitus by physicians and transferred to our screening clinics (1/3 from hospital patients, 1/3 from city residents, the other 1/3 from rural residents). 2 fundus photographs were taken of each eye with a colourful, non-mydriatic and non-stereoscopic camera and were graded according to the UK guidelines...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062017/non-invasive-prenatal-testing-and-the-unveiling-of-an-impaired-translation-process
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Blake Murdoch, Vardit Ravitsky, Ubaka Ogbogu, Sarah Ali-Khan, Gabrielle Bertier, Stanislav Birko, Tania Bubela, Jeremy De Beer, Charles Dupras, Meika Ellis, Palmira Granados Moreno, Yann Joly, Kalina Kamenova, Zubin Master, Alessandro Marcon, Mike Paulden, François Rousseau, Timothy Caulfield
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is an exciting technology with the potential to provide a variety of clinical benefits, including a reduction in miscarriages, via a decline in invasive testing. However, there is also concern that the economic and near-future clinical benefits of NIPT have been overstated and the potential limitations and harms underplayed. NIPT, therefore, presents an opportunity to explore the ways in which a range of social pressures and policies can influence the translation, implementation, and use of a health care innovation...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061521/quality-of-life-after-surgical-treatment-for-esophageal-atresia-long-term-outcome-of-154-patients
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Alice Catherine Hölscher, Michael Laschat, Vera Choinitzki, Nadine Zwink, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Oliver Münsterer, Ralf Kurz, Marcus Pauly, Ulrike Brokmeier, Andreas Leutner, Benno Ure, Martin Lacher, Johannes Schumacher, Heiko Reutter, Thomas Michael Boemers
Background The short- and long-term surgical results in patients with esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have been described in depth from a physician's perspective. Contrarily, the perception and coping strategies of affected patients and their parents have rarely been reported. The aim of this study was to generate data on this matter. Patients and Methods A total of 154 patients who had operative reconstruction for EA between 1971 and 2012 were evaluated for demographic data, surgical technique, affection of daily life, and coping strategies...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061371/low-level-arsenic-exposure-via-drinking-water-consumption-and-female-fecundity-a-preliminary-investigation
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Michele L Susko, Michael S Bloom, Iulia A Neamtiu, Allison A Appleton, Simona Surdu, Cristian Pop, Edward F Fitzgerald, Doru Anastasiu, Eugen S Gurzau
High level arsenic exposure is associated with reproductive toxicity in experimental and observational studies; however, few data exist to assess risks at low levels. Even less data are available to evaluate the impact of low level arsenic exposure on human fecundity. Our aim in this pilot study was a preliminary evaluation of associations between low level drinking water arsenic contamination and female fecundity. This retrospective study was conducted among women previously recruited to a hospital-based case-control study of spontaneous pregnancy loss in Timiṣ County, Romania...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057447/antidepressant-prescribing-by-pediatricians-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Anne K Tulisiak, Jillian A Klein, Emily Harris, Marissa J Luft, Heidi K Schroeder, Sarah A Mossman, Sara T Varney, Brooks R Keeshin, Sian Cotton, Jeffrey R Strawn
Among pediatricians, perceived knowledge of efficacy, tolerability, dosing, and side effects of antidepressants represent significant sources of variability in the use of these medications in youth with depressive and anxiety disorders. Importantly, the qualitative factors that relate to varying levels of comfort with antidepressants and willingness to prescribe are poorly understood. Using a mixed-methods approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with community-based and academic medical center-based pediatricians (N = 14)...
January 2, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056832/telemedicine-and-primary-care-obesity-management-in-rural-areas-innovative-approach-for-older-adults
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John A Batsis, Sarah N Pletcher, James E Stahl
BACKGROUND: The growing prevalence of obesity is paralleling a rise in the older adult population creating an increased risk of functional impairment, nursing home placement and early mortality. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recognized the importance of treating obesity and instituted a benefit in primary care settings to encourage intensive behavioral therapy in beneficiaries by primary care clinicians. This benefit covers frequent, brief, clinic visits designed to address older adult obesity...
January 5, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053591/potentially-inappropriate-medications-prescribed-for-elderly-patients-through-family-physicians
#18
Abdulaziz Al Odhayani, Ayla Tourkmani, Mohammed Alshehri, Hala Alqahtani, Adel Mishriky
The elderly population is increasing throughout the globe, resulting in higher healthcare costs. Potential inappropriate medication (PIM) prescriptions are a major health problem affecting the elderly persons. Due to limited studies in PIM use in primary care and home healthcare in Saudi Arabia, we aim to examine the extent of PIM prescription for and use by elderly patients. This study was carried out with 798 elderly patients, arbitrarily selected from Prince Sultan Medical Military City through the patient register...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052635/special-populations-treating-hepatitis-c-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-and-or-advanced-renal-impairment
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REVIEW
Marcus M Mücke, Victoria T Mücke, Christian M Lange, Stefan Zeuzem
Direct-acting antivirals have revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C. Sustained virological response rates of at least 95% have become common in the general population. However, along with the ageing of the HCV population, physicians face a growing group of HCV-infected patients with advanced liver and/or renal impairment. The safety and efficacy of treatment remains a clinical challenge in these patients. This review focuses on the current state of knowledge and treatment regimens in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and severe renal impairment...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052631/why-and-how-to-measure-renal-function-in-patients-with-liver-disease
#20
REVIEW
Salvatore Piano, Antonietta Romano, Marco Di Pascoli, Paolo Angeli
Patients with advanced liver disease frequently have impaired renal function. Both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are quite common in patients with cirrhosis and both are associated with a worse prognosis in these patients. A careful assessment of renal function is highly important in these patients to help physicians determine their diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic management and to define transplantation strategies (liver transplantation alone vs simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation)...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
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