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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290977/actinomyces-related-tubo-ovarian-abscess-in-a-poorly-controlled-type-ii-diabetic-with-a-copper-intrauterine-device
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Ashley L Sawtelle, Nicole P Chappell, Caela R Miller
BACKGROUND: The historic association of Actinomyces israelii infection with intrauterine devices (IUDs) has long been recognized. In recent years, the risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease with a copper or levonorgestrel IUD has been less than 1% in women who are low risk for sexually transmitted infections. IUD-related pelvic infections secondary to actinomyces have largely vanished from contemporary practice. CASE: A 49-year-old using a copper IUD for contraception with poorly controlled type II diabetes mellitus was admitted for suspected tubo-ovarian abscess on the basis of abdominopelvic pain, leukocytosis, and computed tomography findings...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253887/effectiveness-of-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-bicenter-pragmatic-randomized-cross-over-trial-pelogait
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C Ammann-Reiffer, C H G Bastiaenen, A D Meyer-Heim, H J A van Hedel
BACKGROUND: Walking ability is a priority for many children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their parents when considering domains of importance regarding treatment interventions. Partial body-weight supported treadmill training has become an established therapeutic treatment approach to address this demand. Further, new robotic rehabilitation technologies have increasingly been implemented in the clinical setting to allow for longer training sessions with increased step repetitions while maintaining a consistent movement pattern...
March 2, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243440/adopting-and-sustaining-a-virtual-fracture-clinic-model-in-the-district-hospital-setting-a-quality-improvement-approach
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Kartik Logishetty
Virtual Fracture Clinics (VFCs) are an alternative to the conventional fracture clinics, to manage certain musculoskeletal injuries. This has recently been reported as a safe, cost-effective and efficient care model. As demonstrated at vanguard sites in the United Kingdom, VFCs can enhance patient care by standardising treatment and reducing outpatient appointments. This project demonstrates how a Quality Improvement approach was applied to introduce VFCs in the District General Hospital setting. We demonstrate how undertaking Process Mapping, Driver Diagrams, and Stakeholder Analysis can assist implementation...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237048/heterogeneity-in-pathways-to-abstinence-among-women-in-treatment-for-alcohol-use-disorder
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Cathryn Glanton Holzhauer, Elizabeth E Epstein, Amy M Cohn, Barbara S McCrady, Fiona S Graff, Sharon Cook
BACKGROUND: Although many providers recommend alcohol abstinence as an initial step in the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD), there is a scarcity of research on specific behavioral strategies to achieve this step. The current study examined efficacy of a unique abstinence planning intervention for alcohol in a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) outpatient protocol. DESIGN: 128 women enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of CBT for AUD at a university-based clinic comprised the sample...
April 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236956/financial-incentives-for-improving-adherence-to-maintenance-treatment-in-patients-with-psychotic-disorders-money-for-medication-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ernst L Noordraven, André I Wierdsma, Peter Blanken, Anthony F T Bloemendaal, Anton B P Staring, Cornelis L Mulder
BACKGROUND: Provision of financial incentives is a promising intervention for improving adherence in patients taking antipsychotic medication. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of this intervention for improving adherence to antipsychotic depot medication in patients with psychotic disorders, irrespective of their previous compliance. METHODS: We did this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial at three mental health-care institutions in secondary psychiatric care services in the Netherlands...
March 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230456/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-migraines-in-u-s-ambulatory-care-settings
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L Leanne Lai, Leroy Koh, Jane Ai-Chen Ho, Alexander Ting, Augustine Obi
BACKGROUND: Migraines, Which Affect About 10% Of School-Age Children In The United States, Can Significantly Impair Quality Of Life. Despite Potential Disability, Many Children Do Not Receive Treatment Or Prophylaxis, Since Medications Specifically Approved For Children Are Significantly Less Than For Adults. There Is Also Controversy Surrounding The Apparent Widespread Practice Of Prescribing Off-Label Medications For Children With Migraines. However, Little Research Has Been Done To Identify Physician-Prescribing Patterns Of Migraine Medication For Children...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211251/burden-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-a-societal-perspective-a-prevalence-based-study-on-cost-of-illness-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-china
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Hao Hu, Luan Luan, Keqin Yang, Shu-Chuen Li
AIM: To provide a comprehensive estimation of the economic burden of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in China, especially for patients from less developed areas, and to explore the cost transferability between regions to assist healthcare decision-making. METHODS: The study was conducted in south and north China from May 2013 to December 2013. The burden of RA was investigated by interviewing participants with a questionnaire battery containing socio-demographic, cost of illness (COI) and medical treatments...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210617/inpatient-treatment-for-the-middle-aged-and-elderly-in-central-china
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Yan Jiang, Yu Wang, Yang Li, Yuming Zhang, Yinjun Zhao, Xiaojun Wang, Chi Ma, Shuangge Ma
BACKGROUND: Compared to outpatient treatment and self-treatment, inpatient treatment corresponds to more severe illness and poses more serious health and financial burden to patients. The goal of this study is to provide an updated and comprehensive description of the prevalence, characteristics, and cost of inpatient treatment for the middle-aged and elderly in Central China, which is highly populated, less-developed, and agriculture-dominating. METHODS: A survey was conducted in August 2013 in the Henan province...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199423/-outpatient-s-profile-assisted-by-the-psychiatry-residents-of-the-prof-dr-r-rossi-general-hospital-la-plata-argentina
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Diego Giannandrea, Julián Achilli Lucas, Lucía Saldaño, María J Barrenengoa, Mariano Dramis, Mariano Barraco, Matías González Olivi, María T Burry
OBJECTIVE: To define the profile and the treatments evolution of the outpatients assisted by the psychiatry residents of the Rossi Hospital in La Plata. METHODS: It was analyzed the period between 2005 and 2010 (six years). The variables selected included gender, age, diagnosis (according to ICD 10), duration and evolution of treatment. RESULTS: From the total number of patients (n=341), 58,7% were women (n= 200) and 41,3% men (n= 141). The most frequent diagnoses were: anxiety disorders (13,6%), depressive disorders (12,8%), schizophrenia (12,2%), other non-affective psychoses (9%) and mental retardation (8,4%)...
March 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195941/noninvasive-bioelectrical-impedance-for-predicting-clinical-outcomes-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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Kristin J Lyons, Michelle K Bischoff, Gregg C Fonarow, Tamara B Horwich
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) has shown promise in acute heart failure (HF) management. To our knowledge, its use in predicting outcomes in outpatients with chronic HF patients has not been well described. METHODS AND RESULTS: BIA assessment of edema index was performed in 359 outpatients with HF using the InBody 520 scale. Edema index was calculated by dividing extracellular by total body water. Patients were stratified into those with low (≤0...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192305/an-optical-method-for-reducing-green-fluorescence-from-urine-during-fluorescence-guided-cystoscopy
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Lars R Lindvold, Gregers G Hermann
Photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) of bladder tumour tissue significantly improves endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer in rigid cystoscopes in the operating theatre and thus reduces tumour recurrence. PDD comprises the use of blue light, which unfortunately excites green fluorescence from urine. As this green fluorescence confounds the desired red fluorescence of the PDD, methods for avoiding this situation particularly in cystoscopy using flexible cystoscopes are desirable. In this paper we demonstrate how a tailor made high power LED light source at 525 nm can be used for fluorescence assisted tumour detection using both a flexible and rigid cystoscope used in the outpatient department (OPD) and operating room (OR) respectively...
November 14, 2016: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188055/the-emergency-medicine-management-of-severe-alcohol-withdrawal
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Drew Long, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol use is widespread, and withdrawal symptoms are common after decreased alcohol intake. Severe alcohol withdrawal may manifest with delirium tremens, and new therapies may assist in management of this life-threatening condition. OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based review of the emergency medicine management of alcohol withdrawal and delirium tremens. DISCUSSION: The underlying pathophysiology of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is central nervous system hyperexcitation...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162850/examination-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-care-continuum-among-individuals-with-an-opioid-use-disorder-in-substance-use-treatment
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Jennifer L Brown, Nicole K Gause, Daniel Lewis, Theresa Winhusen
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) risk is elevated for individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Routine HCV testing is recommended for high-risk individuals, including those with an injection drug use history. HCV antibody testing addresses the first step in the HCV treatment care cascade, with uptake and completion of HCV treatment among individuals with chronic HCV as the optimal care cascade endpoint. The aim of this study was to characterize self-reported HCV treatment cascade outcomes among individuals with an OUD in outpatient medication assisted treatment (MAT)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158159/full-endoscopic-assisted-lumbar-decompressive-surgery-performed-in-an-outpatient-ambulatory-facility-report-of-5-years-of-complications-and-risk-factors
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Solomon Kamson, Andrea M Trescot, Paul D Sampson, Yiyi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technique is becoming the standard tissue sparing approach for decompression of lumbar central and lateral recess stenosis, intervertebral disc herniation, or any situation that would have required extensive open decompression laminectomy. Full-endoscopic or arthroscopic assisted surgery is arguably the "ultra-MIS" approach to lumbar spinal pathology. Age and body mass index (BMI) are significant risk factors to be considered in full-endoscopic assisted ultra-MIS...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157274/strategies-for-improving-adherence-to-antiepileptic-drug-treatment-in-people-with-epilepsy
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Sinaa Al-Aqeel, Olga Gershuni, Jawza Al-Sabhan, Mickael Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to antiepileptic medication is associated with increased mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. In this review, we focus on interventions designed and tested in randomised controlled trials and quasi-randomised controlled trials to assist people with adherence to antiepileptic medication. This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in the Cochrane Library, Issue 1, 2010. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving adherence to antiepileptic medication in adults and children with epilepsy...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156522/patient-family-member-and-clinician-perspectives-on-advance-care-planning-acp-in-hematology-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-hsct
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Jessica Simon, Shelley Raffin Bouchal
7 Background: Studies have found that ACP engagement remains low in patients undergoing HSCT in spite of the high risks of treatment-related morbidity and mortality. METHODS: This qualitative study used Thorne's Interpretive Description methodology. Participants were accrued from hematological malignancy outpatient clinics at a tertiary oncology center and underwent audio-recorded semi-structured interviews. Analysis involved meticulous review of interview transcripts. The constant comparative method was utilized; data collection occurred concurrently with analysis until saturation of themes was achieved...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150964/is-longer-treatment-better-a-comparison-study-of-3-versus-6-months-cognitive-remediation-in-schizophrenia
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Mariachiara Buonocore, Marta Bosia, Margherita Bechi, Marco Spangaro, Silvia Cavedoni, Federica Cocchi, Carmelo Guglielmino, Laura Bianchi, Antonella Rita Mastromatteo, Roberto Cavallaro
OBJECTIVE: Despite its extensive use for treating cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, computer-assisted cognitive remediation (CACR) currently lacks a standardized protocol. Duration is an important feature to be defined, as it may contribute to heterogeneous outcome. This study compares 2 treatment durations, 3 versus 6 months, to analyze their effects on both cognition and daily functioning. METHOD: Fifty-seven outpatients with schizophrenia received 3 months of CACR and 41 received 6 months of CACR...
February 2, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146163/adherence-to-the-follow-up-of-the-newborn-exposed-to-syphilis-and-factors-associated-with-loss-to-follow-up
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Marjorie Cristiane Feliz, Adeli Regina Prizybicien, Andrea Maciel Rossoni, Tony Tahnus, Adriane Miro Vianna Benke Pereira, Cristina Rodrigues
Introduction: All newborns exposed to syphilis in pregnancy must have outpatient follow-up. The interruption of this follow-up especially threatens those children who were not treated at birth. Objective: To describe the clinical, epidemiological, and sociodemographic characteristics of pregnant women with syphilis and their newborns, and to investigate the factors associated with the discontinuation of the follow-up. Methods: This is an observational, descriptive, analytical, and retrospective study of medical records of 254 children exposed to syphilis, who were assisted at the Congenital Infectious Clinic of the university hospital of the Universidade Federal do Paraná, between 2000 and 2010...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143679/a-pilot-randomized-trial-of-exercise-as-adjunct-therapy-in-a-heroin-assisted-treatment-setting
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Flora Colledge, Marc Vogel, Kenneth Dürsteler-Macfarland, Jonas Strom, Susanne Schoen, Uwe Pühse, Markus Gerber
BACKGROUND: Although the potential of exercise as an adjunct treatment for substance dependence is persuasive in theory, few controlled trials have assessed its effectiveness. Existing research has also largely focused on individuals aiming towards, or having already achieved, abstinence. This study employed a randomized design in a pilot trial to assess the feasibility, acceptance, and effects of an exercise intervention for individuals receiving outpatient heroin-assisted treatment...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133308/-a-case-of-laparoscopic-surgery-for-rectal-cancer-with-synchronous-lung-metastases-after-chemotherapy
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Tatsuya Yoshida, Hajime Morohashi, Daichi Ichinohe, Eri Yoshida, Kensuke Okano, Hayato Nagase, Harue Akasaka, Hiroyuki Jin, Takuya Miura, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Kenichi Hakamada
A woman in her 70's presented with the predominant complaint of bloody stools. She was diagnosed with rectal cancer, and bilateral lymph node and pulmonary metastases were detected on computed tomography(CT). The patient was diagnosed with cT3N3M1a, cStage IV disease. After undergoing a colostomy, the patient was treated with S-1 plus oxaliplatin (SOX), and bevacizumab(Bev). A second CT scan obtained after completion of 7 courses of chemotherapy revealed that the lung metastases had significantly reduced or disappeared...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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