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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926491/evaluation-of-common-breast-complaints-in-primary-care
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Mary Alison Smania
Discovery of a breast mass, nipple discharge, or breast pain is a common, anxiety-producing occurrence for many women. Although most irregularities are benign, every woman presenting with a breast complaint should be evaluated to exclude or establish a diagnosis of cancer. The patient visit to the provider for a breast complaint can also present an opportunity for the NP to address and update any needed breast screenings.
October 18, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925663/top-poems-of-2016-consistent-with-the-principles-of-the-choosing-wisely-campaign
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Roland Grad, Mark H Ebell
A challenge in the Choosing Wisely campaign is to identify low-value clinical actions supported by high-quality evidence. We applied a method based on crowdsourcing the Daily POEM (patient-oriented evidence that matters) to identify low-value clinical actions from research studies consistent with the principles of Choosing Wisely. In 2016, we analyzed an average of 1,382 questionnaires on 265 unique POEMs delivered to physician members of the Canadian Medical Association. From these questionnaires, we identified the POEMs ranking highest on one questionnaire item directly linked to reducing overdiagnosis or overtreatment...
August 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924697/chiropractic-spinal-manipulation-and-the-risk-for-acute-lumbar-disc-herniation-a-belief-elicitation-study
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Cesar A Hincapié, J David Cassidy, Pierre Côté, Y Raja Rampersaud, Alejandro R Jadad, George A Tomlinson
PURPOSE: Chiropractic spinal manipulation treatment (SMT) is common for back pain and has been reported to increase the risk for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), but there is no high quality evidence about this. In the absence of good evidence, clinicians can have knowledge and beliefs about the risk. Our purpose was to determine clinicians' beliefs regarding the risk for acute LDH associated with chiropractic SMT. METHODS: Using a belief elicitation design, 47 clinicians (16 chiropractors, 15 family physicians and 16 spine surgeons) that treat patients with back pain from primary and tertiary care practices were interviewed...
September 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922959/compliance-to-the-primary-health-care-treatment-guidelines-and-the-essential-medicines-list-in-the-management-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-correctional-centres-in-south-africa-findings-and-implications
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Tammy B Matsitse, Elvera Helberg, Johanna C Meyer, Brian Godman, Amos Massele, Natalie Schellack
BACKGROUND: The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global concern and a growing health crisis. Additionally, evidence has shown that non-compliance to treatment guidelines, especially in the management of communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), has the potential of further enhancing AMR rates. Data on the extent of these challenges in Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities in correctional centres in South Africa (SA) is limited. Hence this study was conducted to determine the level of compliance with the 2008 PHC Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List (PHC STGs/EML) in the management of STIs, and to identify potential factors contributing to the compliance and non-compliance to guide future strategies...
September 19, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922327/releasable-single-suture-for-primary-pterygium-excision-with-a-conjunctival-autograft
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Gautam Singh Parmar, Sachin Arya, Ashok Kumar Meena, Bhushan Ghodke, Elesh Jain, Budhendra Jain
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of a releasable single suture for pterygium excision with a conjunctival autograft (CAG). METHODS: Retrospective case series at a tertiary eye care center in central India was conducted. Medical records of 150 patients, who underwent primary pterygium excision with a CAG secured by a single releasable 10-0 nylon suture in the last year were reviewed. The surgical duration was noted. The suture was released on the first postoperative day under topical anesthesia...
September 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919978/controlled-substance-agreements-for-opioids-in-a-primary-care-practice
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Lindsey M Philpot, Priya Ramar, Muhamad Y Elrashidi, Raphael Mwangi, Frederick North, Jon O Ebbert
BACKGROUND: Opioids are widely prescribed for chronic non cancer pain (CNCP). Controlled substance agreements (CSAs) are intended to increase adherence and mitigate risk with opioid prescribing. We evaluated the demographic characteristics of and opioid dosing for patients with CNCP enrolled in CSAs in a primary care practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 1066 patients enrolled in CSAs between May 9, 2013 and August 15, 2016 for CNCP in a Midwest primary care practice...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919732/capillary-po2-does-not-adequately-reflect-arterial-po2-in-hypoxemic-copd-patients
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Friederike Sophie Magnet, Daniel Sebastian Majorski, Jens Callegari, Sarah Bettina Schwarz, Claudia Schmoor, Wolfram Windisch, Jan Hendrik Storre
PURPOSE: To compare arterial (PaO2) with capillary (PcO2) partial pressure of oxygen in hypoxemic COPD patients because capillary blood gas analysis (CBG) is increasingly being used as an alternative to arterial blood gas analysis (ABG) in a non-intensive care unit setting, although the agreement between PcO2 and PaO2 has not been evaluated in hypoxemic COPD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Bland-Altman comparison of PaO2 and PcO2 served as the primary outcome parameter if PcO2 values were ≤60 mmHg and the secondary outcome parameter if PcO2 values were ≤55 mmHg...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919540/changes-in-nurses-knowledge-difficulties-and-self-reported-practices-toward-palliative-care-for-cancer-patients-in-japan-an-analysis-of-two-nationwide-representative-surveys-in-2008-and-2015
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Yoko Nakazawa, Masahi Kato, Mitsunori Miyashita, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa
CONTEXT: The Cancer Control Act was passed in Japan in 2007, and various additional programs on palliative care have been implemented to improve quality of life and relieve pain and suffering in patients with cancer. However, how clinical settings have changed remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of the present study was to determine changes in nurses' palliative care knowledge, difficulties, and self-reported practices between 2008 and 2015. METHODS: This study was an analysis of two nationwide observational studies from 2008 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918660/factors-associated-with-radiographic-trapeziometacarpal-arthrosis-in-patients-not-seeking-care-for-this-condition
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Suzanne C Wilkens, Matthew A Tarabochia, David Ring, Neal C Chen
BACKGROUND: A common adage among hand surgeons is that the symptoms of trapeziometacarpal (TMC) arthrosis vary among patients independent of the radiographic severity. We studied factors associated with radiographic severity of TMC arthrosis, thumb pain, thumb-specific disability, pinch strength, and grip strength in patients not seeking care for TMC arthrosis. Our primary null hypothesis was that there are no factors independently associated with radiographic severity of TMC arthrosis according to the Eaton classification among patients not seeking care for TMC arthrosis...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918395/non-invasive-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-preterm-infants-a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Daniel Klotz, Hendryk Schneider, Stefan Schumann, Benjamin Mayer, Hans Fuchs
OBJECTIVE: Non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) has recently been described as a novel mode of respiratory support for premature infants. This study was designed to determine whether nHFOV decreases CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) in premature infants more effectively than non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). DESIGN: Non-blinded prospective randomised controlled cross-over study. SETTING: University Medical Center tertiary neonatal intensive care unit...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917712/toward-classification-criteria-for-early-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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F P Luyten, S Bierma-Zeinstra, F Dell'Accio, V B Kraus, K Nakata, I Sekiya, N K Arden, L S Lohmander
OBJECTIVE: To propose draft classification criteria for early stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee for use in a primary care setting. METHODS: A group of basic scientists, physician-scientists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists in a workshop setting discussed potential classification criteria for early osteoarthritis of the knee. The workshop was divided into sessions around relevant topics with short state of the art presentations followed by breakout sessions, consensus discussions, and consolidation into a consensus document...
August 9, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916548/do-comorbidities-play-a-role-in-hand-osteoarthritis-disease-burden-data-from-the-hand-osteoarthritis-in-secondary-care-cohort
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Wendy Damman, Rani Liu, Féline P B Kroon, Monique Reijnierse, Tom W J Huizinga, Frits R Rosendaal, Margreet Kloppenburg
OBJECTIVE: Because the association and its clinical relevance between comorbidities and primary hand osteoarthritis (OA) disease burden is unclear, we studied this in patients with hand OA from our Hand OSTeoArthritis in Secondary care (HOSTAS) cohort. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the HOSTAS study were used, including consecutive patients with primary hand OA. Nineteen comorbidities were assessed: 18 self-reported (modified Charlson index and osteoporosis) and obesity (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m(2))...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916295/utilization-of-hospice-services-in-a-population-of-patients-with-huntington-s-disease
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Margaret O Johnson, Samuel Frank, Matthew Mendlik, David Casarett
CONTEXT: Although the early and middle stages of Huntington's Disease (HD) and its complications have been well described, less is known about the course of late-stage illness. In particular, little is known about the population of patients who enroll in hospice. OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to describe the characteristics of patients with HD who enrolled in hospice. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of electronic medical record data from 12 not-for-profit hospices in the United States from 2008 to 2012...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916294/characteristics-of-older-adults-in-primary-care-who-may-benefit-from-primary-palliative-care-in-the-united-states
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Nancy Dudley, Christine S Ritchie, Margaret I Wallhagen, Kenneth E Covinsky, Bruce A Cooper, Kanan Patel, Irena Stijacic-Cenzer, Susan A Chapman
CONTEXT: Older adults with advanced illness and associated symptoms may benefit from primary palliative care, but limited data exist to identify older adults in U.S. primary care to benefit from this care. OBJECTIVES: To describe U.S. primary care visits among adults 65 years and older with advanced illness. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of the National Ambulatory and Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (2009-2011) was conducted using chi-square tests to compare visits without and with advanced illness to U...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916174/evaluation-of-beat-to-beat-ventricular-repolarization-lability-from-standard-12-lead-ecg-during-acute-myocardial-ischemia
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Salah S Al-Zaiti, Mohammad Alrawashdeh, Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton Callaway, David Mortara, Jan Nemec
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial ischemia is a common cause of ventricular arrhythmias, yet recent ECG methods predicting susceptibility to ventricular tachyarrhythmia have not been fully evaluated during spontaneous ischemia. We sought to evaluate the clinical utility of alternans and non-alternans components of repolarization variability from the standard 10-second 12-lead ECG signals to risk stratify patients with acute chest pain. METHODS: We enrolled consecutive, non-traumatic, chest pain patients transported through Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to three tertiary care hospitals with cardiac catheterization lab capabilities in Pittsburgh, PA...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915907/effect-of-a-mother-s-recorded-voice-on-emergence-from-general-anesthesia-in-pediatric-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Seok Young Song, Sang Gyu Kwak, Eugene Kim
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium is a behavioral disturbance after general anesthesia in children and may distress both the patients and the primary caregivers, such as parents and medical staff, looking after the patients. Various medical and emotional interventions have been investigated to reduce emergence delirium; however, none are completely effective. This trial intends to assess whether the mother's recorded voice can reduce this adverse post-anesthesia event and facilitate arousal from general anesthesia...
September 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915430/care-interrupted-poverty-in-migration-and-primary-care-in-rural-resource-towns
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Kathleen Rice, Fiona Webster
Internationally, rural people have poorer health outcomes relative to their urban counterparts, and primary care providers face particular challenges in rural and remote regions. Drawing on ethnographic fieldnotes and 14 open-ended qualitative interviews with care providers and chronic pain patients in two remote resource communities in Northern Ontario, Canada, this article examines the challenges involved in providing and receiving primary care for complex chronic conditions in these communities. Both towns struggle with high unemployment in the aftermath of industry closure, and are characterized by an abundance of affordable housing...
September 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915426/intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjunct-to-improve-labor-analgesia-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Pratibha Dube, Sukanya Mitra, Jasveer Singh, Richa Saroa, Reeti Mehra
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of intravenous (i.v.) dexamethasone as an analgesic adjunct in labor analgesia. DESIGN: Double-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Labor analgesia in a tertiary-care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Eighty consenting ASA I-II parturients, age>18year, nulliparous, single gestation, cephalic presentation at ≥36 wk. of gestation, in early spontaneous labor (cervical dilatation≤5cm) requesting epidural analgesia...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915152/predictors-of-adherence-to-psychological-treatment-for-insomnia-and-pain-analysis-from-a-randomized-trial
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Erin Koffel, Michael V Vitiello, Susan M McCurry, Bruce Rybarczyk, Michael Von Korff
OBJECTIVES: Poor adherence to psychological treatment for insomnia is common and limits treatment gains. Very little is known about predictors of adherence among patients with chronic pain, although adherence is theorized to be more critical and more challenging for these patients. This secondary data analysis examines predictors of drop-out and therapy nonattendance in an osteoarthritis population receiving psychological treatment for insomnia and pain. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the "Lifestyles" trial, a randomized controlled trial of a 6-week group cognitive behavioral pain coping skills intervention (CBT-P), group cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain and insomnia (CBT-PI), and an education only attention control group (EOC)...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
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