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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438659/what-factors-are-associated-with-the-recovery-of-autonomy-after-a-hip-fracture-a-prospective-multicentric-cohort-study
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Mattia Morri, Paolo Chiari, Cristiana Forni, Antonella Orlandi Magli, Domenica Gazineo, Natalia Franchini, Lorenzo Marconato, Tiziana Giamboi, Andrea Cotti
OBJECTIVE: to identify the factors associated with recovering autonomy in the activities of daily living DESIGN: A prospective cohort study SETTING: The orthopedic and orthogeriatric departments of 2 regional hospitals PARTICIPANTS: Patients 65 years of age or older with a diagnosis of fragility hip fracture. There were 840 eligible patients. Forty-three patients were excluded and 55 were lost. Seven hundred and forty-two consecutive patients was enrolled at the time of hospitalization and 727 at follow-up...
February 10, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429768/are-senna-based-laxatives-safe-when-used-as-long-term-treatment-for-constipation-in-children
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Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Alessandra C Gasior, Nicole Toocheck, Laura Weaver, Richard J Wood, Carlos A Reck, Andrea Wagner, Erin Hoover, Renae Gagnon, Jordon Jaggers, Tassiana Maloof, Onnalisa Nash, Charae Williams, Marc A Levitt
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Senna is a stimulant laxative commonly used by pediatricians, pediatric gastroenterologists, and pediatric surgeons. Many clinicians avoid Senna for reasons such as tolerance or side effects but this has little scientific justification. We recently found several patients we were caring for developed perineal blistering during the course of Senna treatment. Because of this we chose to review the literature to identify side effects in children taking this medication as well as to analyze our Center's experience with Senna's secondary effects...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428583/independent-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-incontinence-associated-dermatitis-category-2-in-critically-ill-patients-with-fecal-incontinence-a-cross-sectional-observational-study-in-48-icu-units
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Nele Van Damme, Els Clays, Sofie Verhaeghe, Ann Van Hecke, Dimitri Beeckman
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients suffering from fecal incontinence have a major risk of developing incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD). The presence of moisture and digestive enzymes (lipase, protease) negatively influences skin barrier function. Additional risk factors will make some patients even more vulnerable than others. In order to provide (cost) effective prevention, this specific patient population should be identified timely. OBJECTIVES: To identify independent risk factors for the development of IAD category 2 (skin loss) in critically ill patients with fecal incontinence...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412292/practice-of-use-of-diapers-in-hospitalized-adults-and-elderly-cross-sectional-study
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Graziele Ribeiro Bitencourt, Luise de Almeida Ferreira Alves, Rosimere Ferreira Santana
OBJECTIVE: analyze the practice of use of diapers in adults and elderly in hospital. METHOD: observational cross-sectional study, with a sample of 105 participants assigned according to the data collection period, from September 2013 to January 2014, in the surgical clinic wards in a University Hospital. RESULTS: it was observed that 38% of the 105 participants of the study did not need the use of diapers. 18% used it because they were disabled and 16% had their cognitive system damaged...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364420/-multiresistance-and-factors-associated-with-the-presence-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-in-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-urine-culture
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Milagros N Yábar, Berenice Curi-Pesantes, Carolina A Torres, Renzo Calderón-Anyosa, Maribel Riveros, Theresa J Ochoa
The empirical treatment of urinary infections is complicated by the presence of multiresistance and resistance to extendedspectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs). The objective of this study was to describe the patterns of antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli strains isolated from urine cultures and the clinical-epidemiological factors associated with the presence of ESBLs in a pediatric and an adult group. A total of 353 strains were collected from the Emergency and Hospitalization Sector of the Cayetano Heredia Hospital over 14 months, and 45...
October 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336853/updated-guidelines-on-infection-prevention-in-pediatric-ambulatory-settings
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Deborah L McBride
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released updated guidelines on infection control and prevention in pediatric outpatient settings. Key recommendations include mandatory influenza vaccination for all healthcare workers offered free to all staff, expanded guidance on infection control practices for children with cystic fibrosis, guidance on additional prevention procedures during community outbreaks of infectious diseases and recommendations on improving communication between healthcare facilities when referring potentially contagious patients...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324494/myocardial-protection-by-glucose-insulin-potassium-in-moderate-to-high-risk-patients-undergoing-elective-on-pump-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christoph Ellenberger, Tornike Sologashvili, Lukas Kreienbühl, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, John Diaper, Marc Licker
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome is a main cause of death after cardiac surgery. We sought to assess the impact of glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) to enhance myocardial protection in moderate- to high-risk patients undergoing on-pump heart surgery. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed in adult patients (Bernstein-Parsonnet score >7) scheduled for elective aortic valve replacement and/or coronary artery bypass surgery. Patients were randomized to GIK (20 IU of insulin, 10 mEq of potassium chloride in 50 mL of glucose 40%) or saline infusion given over 60 minutes on anesthetic induction...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319744/urinary-incontinence-in-hospital-patients-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Jaqueline Betteloni Junqueira, Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos
OBJECTIVES: to analyze the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its associated factors in hospital patients. METHOD: this is a cross-sectional epidemiological study whose data were collected using the instruments Sociodemographic and Clinical Data, Characteristics of Urinary Leakage and International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form. Prevalence was surveyed on a single day for four consecutive months. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, Student t-test, Mann-Whitney test and logistic regression (forward stepwise)...
January 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318498/collection-and-preservation-of-urinary-proteins-using-a-fluff-pulp-diaper
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Weiwei Qin, Zhenhuan Du, Youhe Gao
Change is the most fundamental property of a biomarker. In contrast to the blood, which is under homeostatic controls, urine reflects changes in the body earlier and is more sensitive, thus making it a better biomarker source. Moreover, drawing blood from infants and toddlers is difficult and not tolerated well. For patients limited by language, communicating their chief complaint is difficult. Thus, monitoring biomarkers in urine can provide valuable clues for the diagnosis of diseases, especially pediatric diseases...
January 4, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315782/exogenous-cushing-syndrome-due-to-misuse-of-potent-topical-steroid
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Fatma Özgüç Çömlek, Sevim Örüm, Salih Aydın, Filiz Tütüncüler
We report an infant with exogenous Cushing syndrome after being treated for 2 months with a potent topical corticosteroid via the mother's application of topical clobetasol for diaper rash without a prescription. We emphasize that potent topical steroids should be used with great caution, especially when used under occlusion (e.g., diaper area) and that parents should be warned about potential side effects of these medications, particularly when used in infants.
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298826/granuloma-glutaeale-infantum-a-re-emerging-complication-of-diaper-dermatitis
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Rita Ramos Pinheiro, Eugénia Matos-Pires, Juliana Baptista, André Lencastre
Granuloma gluteale infantum is a rare nodular complication of irritant diaper dermatitis. The association of this condition with the widespread use of nondisposable cloth diapers has been increasingly recognized. We present the case of an 18-month-old girl with granuloma gluteale infantum. Our aims are to emphasize the importance of clinical recognition of this re-emerging complication of diaper dermatitis and to point out the potential role of topical calcineurin inhibitors as a treatment option.
January 3, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283003/a-particular-case-of-accidental-asphyxiation
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Cristian D'Ovidio, Enrica Rosato, Martina Bonelli, Aldo Carnevale, Luigi T Marsella
The case reported involved a 60-year-old man with psychiatric illness who was found dead at his home. He was almost naked and showed signs of death by violent asphyxiation, which led to the suspicion of homicide. Autopsy findings showed foreign material in the trachea and larynx. However, the partially digested content in his stomach, the study of the gastric content and the microscopic analysis the airways made it possible to define this as accidental death due to inhalation of material from a diaper. Toxicological analysis detected the presence of phenytoin, valproic acid, and phenobarbital in his blood, with values within the therapeutic ranges...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235668/a-diaper-bank-and-home-visiting-partnership-initial-exploration-of-research-and-policy-questions
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Lois S Sadler, Eileen M Condon, Shirley Z Deng, Monica Roosa Ordway, Crista Marchesseault, Andrea Miller, Janet Stolfi Alfano, Alison M Weir
OBJECTIVES: The cost of diapering an infant can place a significant financial strain on families living in poverty. Partnerships between diaper banks and home visiting programs for young families may offer an innovative solution to expanding the reach and impact of diaper banks in low-income communities. The purpose of this pilot study was to uncover preliminary information about the functions of diaper distribution through home visiting programs, and to inform future research and policy questions regarding diaper distribution to families in need...
December 13, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181960/a-starch-glycyrretinic-zinc-oxide-and-bisabolol-based-cream-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-mild-to-moderate-atopic-dermatitis-in-children-a-three-center-assessor-blinded-trial
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Amelia Licari, Giulia Ruffinazzi, Maria DE Filippo, Riccardo Castagnoli, Alessia Marseglia, Fabio Agostinis, Mario Puviani, Massimo Milani, Gian L Marseglia
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a very common chronic inflammatory and eczematous skin condition characterized by flares and remissions. Skin barrier alteration or dysfunction is the most relevant patogenetic factor. Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay treatment of AD, especially during flare periods. The daily use of emollients and moisturizers is also considered a relevant adjunctive strategy to improve skin barrier function and skin appearance in AD patients. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids is associated with important drawbacks and side effects...
December 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166675/perianal-dermatitis-its-incidence-and-patterns-of-topical-therapies-in-a-level-iv-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Anuj Malik, Emily Witsberger, Lesley Cottrell, Autumn Kiefer, Panitan Yossuck
Objective To define the incidence of perianal dermatitis (PD) and determine the usage pattern and cost efficacy of diaper products among neonates admitted to a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) including those with a diagnosis of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Methods A retrospective cohort study to evaluate neonates with PD based on number of orders for Aquaphor, Bagbalm, Desitin, Flanders, or Nystatin. Various demographic and clinical parameters were recorded. Usage patterns of these five products were analyzed, and their costs estimated...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143471/ethnic-differences-in-stratum-corneum-functions-between-chinese-and-thai-infants-residing-in-bangkok-thailand
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Tsutomu Fujimura, Yuki Miyauchi, Kyoko Shima, Mitsuyuki Hotta, Hisashi Tsujimura, Takashi Kitahara, Yoshinori Takema, Pakhawadee Palungwachira, Diane Laohathai, Jetchawa Chanthothai, Thamthiwat Nararatwanchai
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Ethnic and racial differences in infant skin have not been well characterized. The purpose of this study was to establish whether there are ethnic differences and similarities in the stratum corneum (SC) functions of Thai and Chinese infants. METHODS: Healthy infants 6 to 24 months of age (N = 60; 30 Thai, 30 Chinese) who resided in Bangkok, Thailand, were enrolled. Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and SC hydration (capacitance) on the thigh, buttock, and upper arm were measured...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102866/concentrations-of-trace-metals-phthalates-bisphenol-a-and-flame-retardants-in-toys-and-other-children-s-products-in-israel
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Maya Negev, Tamar Berman, Shay Reicher, Maya Sadeh, Ruti Ardi, Yaniv Shammai
Trace metals and synthetic chemicals including phthalates, bisphenol A and flame retardants, are widely used in toys and childcare products, and may pose acute or chronic adverse health effects in children. In Israel, certain chemicals are regulated in childcare products, but there are still regulatory gaps. We tested regulated and unregulated contaminants in 174 item parts from 70 childcare items with potentially high oral or dermal exposure, including 22 children's jewelry items, 14 toys, 7 diaper-changing mats, 6 baby mattresses, 7 baby textiles and 14 feeding and bathing items...
November 2, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082357/examining-material-hardship-in-mothers-associations-of-diaper-need-and-food-insufficiency-with-maternal-depressive-symptoms
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Anna E Austin, Megan V Smith
Objectives: Material hardship represents a potential mechanism by which poverty influences the mental health of mothers. This study examined the association between two forms of material hardship, diaper need and food insufficiency, and maternal depressive symptoms. Methods: Data were from a cross-sectional study of 296 urban, pregnant or parenting, low-income women. A linear regression model was used to examine the association of maternal depressive symptoms, measured by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) score, with diaper need and food insufficiency, after adjustment for demographic factors...
2017: Health Equity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065860/assessment-of-haemostasis-in-patients-undergoing-emergent-neurosurgery-by-rotational-elastometry-and-standard-coagulation-tests-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christoph Ellenberger, Najia Garofano, Gleicy Barcelos, John Diaper, Gordana Pavlovic, Marc Licker
BACKGROUND: Rotational elastometry (ROTEM) has been shown useful to monitor coagulation in trauma patients and in major elective surgery. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the utility of ROTEM to identify hemostatic disturbances and to predict the need for transfusion, compared with standard coagulation tests (SCTs) in patients undergoing emergent neurosurgery. METHODS: Over a four-year period, adult patients who met criteria for emergent neurosurgery lasting more than 90 min were included in the study...
October 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065646/design-and-fabrication-of-smart-diapers-with-antibacterial-yarn
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Jia-Horng Lin, Bing-Chiuan Shiu, Ching-Wen Lou, Yuan-Jen Chang
In this study, intelligent eco-diapers are made by combining antibacterial yarns coated with quaternary ammonium salts with conductive yarns to improve caretaking for urinary incontinence. The combination of conductive yarns and sensors can detect the moisture content in eco-diapers, and an alarm is sent when moisture is significant. A wireless module is used to send detected signals to a smartphone or tablet PC via the Internet. This concept is used for a scenario in which nurses do not randomly check on patients in a long-term care institution...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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