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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226335/repeated-quantitative-urine-toxicology-analysis-may-improve-chronic-pain-patient-compliance-with-opioid-therapy
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Omar M Khan, Afsaneh Beiranvand, Kenneth D Candido
BACKGROUND: Even though serious efforts have been undertaken by different medical societies to reduce opioid use for treating chronic benign pain, many Americans continue to seek pain relief through opioid consumption. Assuring compliance of these patients may be a difficult aspect of proper management even with regular behavioral monitoring. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to accurately assess the compliance of chronic opioid-consuming patients in an outpatient setting and evaluate if utilizing repeated urine drug testing (UDT) could improve compliance...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226076/treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-with-botulinum-toxin-type-a-effective-long-lasting-and-well-tolerated
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Jean Pierre Mette Batisti, Alais Daiane Fadini Kleinfelder, Natália Bassalobre Galli, Adriana Moro, Renato Puppi Munhoz, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive
Objective: To evaluate the long-term effect of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in the treatment of HFS. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients treated at the Movement Disorders Outpatient Clinic in the Neurology Service, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, from 2009 to 2013 was carried out. A total of 550 BTX-A injections were administered to 100 HFS patients. Results: Mean duration of improvement following each injection session was 3...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225954/frequency-severity-and-related-factors-of-androgenetic-alopecia-in-dermatology-outpatient-clinic-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study-in-turkey
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Kubra Esen Salman, Ilknur Kivanc Altunay, Nihal Asli Kucukunal, Asli Aksu Cerman
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a patterned hair loss occurring due to systemic androgen and genetic factors. It is the most common cause of hair loss in both genders. In recent years, many studies investigating the relation between systemic diseases and androgenetic alopecia presented controversial results. OBJECTIVES: In this study we aimed to investigate the frequency of androgenetic alopecia, the presence of accompanying systemic diseases, the relation between body mass index and androgenetic alopecia severity and the association of hyperandrogenemia signs with androgenetic alopecia in patients who referred to our outpatient clinic...
January 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225859/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-pre-and-postmenopausal-women
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Ricardo de Marchi, Cátia Millene Dell'Agnolo, Tiara Cristina Romeiro Lopes, Angela Andréia França Gravena, Marcela de Oliveira Demitto, Sheila Cristina Rocha Brischiliari, Deise Helena Pelloso Borghesan, Maria Dalva de Barros Carvalho, Sandra Marisa Pelloso
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components among pre- and postmenopausal women, as well as the association between menopausal status and MS. Materials and methods: A retrospective study was conducted at a reference cardiology outpatient clinic in a city located in Northwestern Paraná State, Brazil. A total of 958 medical records of symptomatic climacteric women evaluated between 2010 and 2014 were analyzed...
February 16, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225219/educational-intervention-for-improving-the-appropriateness-of-transthoracic-echocardiograms-ordered-by-pediatric-cardiologists
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Ritu Sachdeva, Pamela S Douglas, Michael S Kelleman, Courtney E McCracken, Leo Lopez, Kenan W D Stern, Benjamin W Eidem, Oscar J Benavidez, Rory B Weiner, Elizabeth Welch, Robert M Campbell, Wyman W Lai
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate effectiveness of educational intervention (EI) in the Pediatric Appropriate Use of Echocardiography (PAUSE) study to improve appropriateness of transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs) ordered in pediatric cardiology clinics. DESIGN: Data were prospectively collected after the publication of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) document during 2 phases: the pre-EI phase (1/1/15 to 4/30/15) and the post-EI phase (7/1/15 to 10/30/15)...
February 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-non-cardiologists-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
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Zofia Parma, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco Alcocer Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus non-cardiologists.  OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with SCAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32,468 outpatients with SCAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years follow-up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224870/-a-diabetic-patient-with-blisters
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C M J Donkers, B J van Welzen, H W de Valk
A 64-year-old male suffering from poorly controlled diabetes mellitus type II was evaluated at the outpatient clinic after developing several fluid-filled blisters on his fingers. There was no history of trauma or friction. Eventually, he was diagnosed with bullosis diabeticorum.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224732/pathways-into-psychopathology-modeling-the-effects-of-trait-emotional-intelligence-mindfulness-and-irrational-beliefs-in-a-clinical-sample
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K V Petrides, María G Gómez, Juan-Carlos Pérez-González
: We investigated possible pathways into mental illness via the combined effects of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI), mindfulness, and irrational beliefs. The sample comprised 121 psychiatric outpatients (64.5% males, mean age = 38.8 years) with a variety of formal clinical diagnoses. Psychopathology was operationalized by means of 3 distinct indicators from the Millon Clinical Multi-Axial Inventory (mild pathology, severe pathology, and clinical symptomatology). A structural equation model confirmed significant direct trait EI and mindfulness effects on irrational beliefs and psychopathology...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224726/a%C3%A4-rway-and-sleep-d%C3%A4-sorders-%C3%A4-n-pat%C3%A4-ents-w%C3%A4-th-acromegaly
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Onur Turan, Barış Akıncı, Ahmet Omer Ikız, Oya Itıl, Ibrahim Oztura, Emel Ada, Bahri Akdenız, Serkan Yener, Murat Kaya, Arzu Gedık, Abdurrahman Comlekcı
INTRODUCTION-OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is a multisystemic disorder caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone (GH). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) such as sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) may occur in acromegaly. The aim of study was to assess the presence of sleep disorders and evaluate the systemic complications on respiratory, cardiovascular and upper airway systems in acromegalic patients. METHODS: The study group consisted of 30 acromegaly outpatients. GH and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) measurements were obtained; body pletysmography, arterial blood gas analysis,tissue-doppler imaging,echocardiography,polysomnography,otorhinolaryngologic examination and head-neck computed tomography were performed...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223845/the-predictors-of-poor-quality-of-life-in-a-sample-of-saudi-women-with-breast-cancer
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Anwar E Ahmed, Abdulrahman G Alharbi, Mohannad A Alsadhan, Alaa S Almuzaini, Hanin S Almuzaini, Yosra Z Ali, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
BACKGROUND: The protocols for treatment, along with many adverse effects, can strongly affect cancer patients' quality of life (QoL). As there is limited research on the QoL of Saudi Arabian women being treated for breast cancer, the purpose of this study was to identify the predictors of poor QoL in a sample of Saudi women with breast cancer. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 145 Saudi women with breast cancer who attended the Oncology Outpatient Clinic at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh for routine follow-up...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223841/benzodiazepine-use-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-in-an-interdisciplinary-pain-rehabilitation-program
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Julie L Cunningham, Julia R Craner, Michele M Evans, W Michael Hooten
OBJECTIVES: In the context of widespread opioid use, increased emphasis has been placed on the potentially deleterious effects of concurrent benzodiazepine (BZD) and opioid use. Although use of opioids in chronic pain has been a major focus, BZD use is equally concerning. Thus, the primary aim of this study was to determine the associations between BZD and opioid use in adults with chronic pain upon admission to an outpatient interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation (IPR) program. METHODS: The study cohort involved 847 consecutive patients admitted to a 3-week outpatient IPR program from January 2013 through December 2014...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223070/-repeated-poisoning-episodes-alarm-sign-of-risk-situations
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Elsa García González, Victoria Trenchs Sainz de la Maza, Lidia Martínez Sánchez, Nuria Ferrer Bosch, Carles Luaces Cubells
INTRODUCTION: Prevention is an essential aspect in paediatric poisonings, especially when recurrent episodes are detected. The aims of this article are to detect the recurrence rate for suspected poisoning in emergency consultations, as well as to identify the cases in which specific preventive measures are indicated, and to determine whether the creation of a specific item for recurrent episodes in the computerised medical records system facilitates its detection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients less than 18 years of age treated in the emergency room due to suspected poisoning during 2013 and 2014...
February 18, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222721/patient-satisfaction-with-doctor-patient-interactions-a-mixed-methods-study-among-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-pakistan
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Aisha Jalil, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer
BACKGROUND: Patient satisfaction with doctor-patient interactions is an indicator of physicians' competence. The satisfaction of diabetes patients is rarely studied in public diabetes clinics of Pakistan. Thus, this study aims to analyse the association between patient satisfaction and five dimensions of medical interaction: technical expertise, interpersonal aspects, communication, consultation time, and access/availability. METHODS: A cross-sectional mixed methods study was conducted during July and August 2015 in the largest public diabetes outpatient clinic in Punjab province...
February 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222691/how-to-improve-patient-education-on-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-the-care-monitor-study
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Lars Dinkelbach, Bettina Möller, Karsten Witt, Alfons Schnitzler, Martin Südmeyer
BACKGROUND: The introduction of deep brain stimulation (DBS) about 25 years ago provided one of the major breakthroughs in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, a high percentage of patients are reluctant to undergo DBS. Previous research revealed that the critical step on the patient's path to DBS is the decision whether to undergo further diagnostic assessment for surgery at a specialized DBS-center. The aims of the current study were to evaluate how effective the combination of an outpatient DBS screening tool, STIMULUS, with specially developed educational material was to enhance patient education on DBS and to identify motivational aspects which influenced the patients' willingness to undergo further assessment...
February 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222647/medication-literacy-status-of-outpatients-in-ambulatory-care-settings-in-changsha-china
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Feng Zheng, Siqing Ding, Aijing Luo, Zhuqing Zhong, Yinglong Duan, Zhiying Shen
Objective To assess medication literacy status and to examine risk factors of inadequate medication literacy of outpatients in ambulatory care settings. Methods Study participants were recruited randomly from outpatient departments in four tertiary hospitals (Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, People's Hospital of Hunan Province) in Changsha, Hunan, China, between October 2014 and January 2015...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222504/bimanual-gesture-imitation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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G Nter Sanin, Thomas Benke
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Unimanual gesture production or imitation has often been studied in Alzheimer's disease (AD) during apraxia testing. In the present study, it was hypothesized that bimanual motor tasks may be a sensitive method to detect impairments of motor cognition in AD due to increased demands on the cognitive system. METHODS: We investigated bimanual, meaningless gesture imitation in 45 AD outpatients, 38 subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 50 normal controls (NC) attending a memory clinic...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222118/social-structural-behavioral-and-clinical-factors-influencing-retention-in-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-care-in-mississippi
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Trisha Arnold, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Philip A Chan, Amaya Perez-Brumer, Estefany S Bologna, Laura Beauchamps, Kendra Johnson, Leandro Mena, Amy Nunn
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical intervention that can reduce rates of HIV transmission when taken once daily by HIV-negative individuals. Little is understood about PrEP uptake and retention in care among the populations most heavily impacted by the HIV epidemic, particularly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in the Deep South. Therefore, this study explored the structural, social, behavioral, and clinical factors that affect PrEP use and retention in care among YMSM in Jackson, Mississippi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222084/african-american-women-s-recollected-experiences-of-adherence-to-breast-cancer-treatment
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Sue P Heiney, DeAnne K Hilfinger Messias, Tisha M Felder, Kenneth W Phelps, Jada C Quinn
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore African American women's recollected experiences of breast cancer treatment.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative description and narrative analysis.
. SETTING: South Carolina Oncology Associates, an outpatient oncology clinic serving rural and urban populations.
. PARTICIPANTS: 16 African American women with breast cancer previously enrolled in the control arm (n = 93) of a completed randomized, controlled trial...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222081/oncology-nursing-perceptions-of-patient-electronic-portal-use-a-qualitative-analysis
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David E Gerber, Muhammad Shaalan Beg, Tobi Duncan, Mary Gill, Simon J Craddock Lee
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify nursing staff reactions to and perceptions of electronic portal use in a cancer setting.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative.
. SETTING: Outpatient clinic at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
. PARTICIPANTS: 13 nurses with a range of credentials and experience, representing infusion, medical oncology, and bone marrow transplantation clinics...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222077/association-of-smoking-in-the-home-with-lung-cancer-worry-perceived-risk-and-synergistic-risk
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Karen M Butler, Mary Kay Rayens, Amanda T Wiggins, Kathy B Rademacher, Ellen J Hahn
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of smoking in the home with lung cancer worry, perceived risk, and synergistic risk, controlling for sociodemographics, family history of lung cancer, and health-related self-concept. The hypothesis is that participants with smoking in the home would have higher scores for lung cancer worry, perceived risk, and synergistic risk.
. DESIGN: Cross-sectional baseline survey. 
. SETTING: Participants recruited from an outpatient clinic and pharmacy at University of Kentucky HealthCare, an academic medical center...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
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