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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330890/audit-of-referrals-for-concern-regarding-labial-appearance-at-the-royal-children-s-hospital-2000-2012
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Sarah K McQuillan, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Sonia R Grover
AIM: To audit the clinical features and outcomes for all patients referred to our centre with concerns regarding labial appearance. METHODS: Young females referred to a paediatric/adolescent gynaecology tertiary centre between 2000 and 2012 with concerns regarding their labial appearance were retrospectively identified. Adolescents presenting with anomalies were excluded. Retrospective chart review was undertaken to identify reasons for referral, patient characteristics, outcome of referral and concurrent health problems...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330248/the-effectiveness-of-problem-solving-therapy-for-primary-care-patients-depressive-and-or-anxiety-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Anao Zhang, Sunyoung Park, John E Sullivan, Shijie Jing
BACKGROUND: There is increasing demand for managing depressive and/or anxiety disorders among primary care patients. Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a brief evidence- and strength-based psychotherapy that has received increasing support for its effectiveness in managing depression and anxiety among primary care patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials examining PST for patients with depression and/or anxiety in primary care as identified by searches for published literature across 6 databases and manual searching...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330232/interventions-must-be-realistic-to-be-useful-and-completed-in-family-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen, Anne Victoria Neale
Being realistic while helping our patients is this issue's theme. Given the volume of tasks required in family medicine, recommendations for improvements in direct care or care measurement cannot just be evidence-based but must also be realistic. On the list of realistic: ordering antipsychotics for symptoms of dementia in the elderly, despite recommendations to not do so; ordering antidepressants without fear that the patient could develop hypertension; mental health care providers in primary care offices; forced choice for opioid management; plus agenda setting for visit efficiency...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322243/humanistic-burden-of-disease-for-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-in-canada
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Winson Y Cheung, Martha S Bayliss, Michelle K White, Angela Stroupe, Andrew Lovley, Bellinda L King-Kallimanis, Kathryn Lasch
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is a highly aggressive cancer, often striking in the prime of life. This study provides new information directly from advanced melanoma (stage III and IV) patients on how their disease impacts their health-related quality of life (HRQL). METHODS: Twenty-nine in-depth, qualitative interviews were conducted with adult patients with advanced melanoma in Canada. A semi-structured interview guide was used. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and key concepts were identified using a grounded theory analytic approach...
January 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320381/a-brief-interview-to-detect-panic-attacks-and-panic-disorder-in-emergency-department-patients-with-cardiopulmonary-complaints
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Sharon C Sung, A John Rush, Arul Earnest, Leslie E C Lim, Maeve P P Pek, Joen M F Choi, Magdalene P K Ng, Marcus E H Ong
OBJECTIVES: Patients with panic-related anxiety often initially present to the emergency department (ED) complaining of respiratory or cardiac symptoms, but rates of detection of panic symptoms by ED physicians remain low. This study was undertaken to evaluate the relevance of panic attacks and panic disorder in ED patients who present with cardiopulmonary symptoms and to determine whether a brief symptom-based tool could be constructed to assist in rapid recognition of panic-related anxiety in the ED setting...
January 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316894/access-to-primary-and-specialized-somatic-health-care-for-persons-with-severe-mental-illness-a-qualitative-study-of-perceived-barriers-and-facilitators-in-swedish-health-care
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Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Jarl Torgerson, Anna Norman Kjellström, Peder Welin, Marie Rusner
BACKGROUND: Persons with severe mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) have a high prevalence of somatic conditions compared to the general population. Mortality data in the Nordic countries reveal that these persons die 15-20 years earlier than the general population. Some factors explaining this high prevalence may be related to the individuals in question; others arise from the health care system's difficulty in offering somatic health care to these patient groups. The aim of the present study was therefore to explore the experiences and views of patients, relatives and clinicians regarding individual and organizational factors which facilitate or hinder access to somatic health care for persons with severe mental illness...
January 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305437/dementia-in-latin-america-assessing-the-present-and-envisioning-the-future
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REVIEW
Mario A Parra, Sandra Baez, Ricardo Allegri, Ricardo Nitrini, Francisco Lopera, Andrea Slachevsky, Nilton Custodio, David Lira, Olivier Piguet, Fiona Kumfor, David Huepe, Patricia Cogram, Thomas Bak, Facundo Manes, Agustin Ibanez
The demographic structure of Latin American countries (LAC) is fast approaching that of developing countries, and the predicted prevalence of dementia in the former already exceeds the latter. Dementia has been declared a global challenge, yet regions around the world show differences in both the nature and magnitude of such a challenge. This article provides evidence and insights on barriers which, if overcome, would enable the harmonization of strategies to tackle the dementia challenge in LAC. First, we analyze the lack of available epidemiologic data, the need for standardizing clinical practice and improving physician training, and the existing barriers regarding resources, culture, and stigmas...
January 5, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302150/the-forgotten-plague-psychiatric-manifestations-of-ebola-zika-and-emerging-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Veronica Tucci, Nidal Moukaddam, Jonathan Meadows, Suhal Shah, Sagar C Galwankar, G Bobby Kapur
The media and public health generally focus on the biological and physical ramifications of epidemics. Mental health issues that coincide with emerging diseases and epidemics are rarely examined and sometimes, even eschewed due to cultural considerations. Psychiatric manifestations of various infectious diseases, especially with a focus on Ebola Virus disease (EVD) and Zika Virus, are discussed in this commentary to illustrate the continued need of care after the resolution of the actual illness. Various infectious diseases have associations with mental illness, such as an increased risk of obsessive-compulsive disorders and Tourette syndrome in children with Group B streptococcal infection...
October 2017: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300277/developing-a-core-outcome-domain-set-to-assessing-effectiveness-of-interdisciplinary-multimodal-pain-therapy-the-vapain-consensus-statement-on-core-outcome-domains
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Ulrike Kaiser, Christian Kopkow, Stefanie Deckert, Katrin Neustadt, Lena Jacobi, Paul Cameron, Valerio De Angelis, Christian Apfelbacher, Bernhard Arnold, Judy Birch, Anna Bjarnegård, Sandra Christiansen, Amanda Williams C de C, Gudrun Gossrau, Andrea Heinks, Michael Hüppe, Henri Kiers, Ursula Kleinert, Paolo Martelletti, Lance McCracken, Nelleke de Meij, Bernd Nagel, Jo Nijs, Heike Norda, Jasvinder A Singh, Ellen Spengler, Caroline Terwee, Tugwell Peter, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Heike Wandrey, Edmund Neugebauer, Rainer Sabatowski, Jochen Schmitt
Interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy (IMPT) is a biopsychosocial treatment approach for patients with chronic pain that comprises at least psychological and physiotherapeutic interventions. Core Outcome Sets (COSs) are currently developed in different medical fields to standardize and improve the selection of outcome-domains, and measurement instruments in clinical trials, to make trial results meaningful, to pool trial results, and to allow indirect comparison between interventions. The objective of this study was to develop a COS of patient-relevant outcome-domains for chronic pain in IMPT clinical trials...
December 18, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299751/risk-factors-for-unplanned-discontinuation-of-scheduled-treatment-in-elderly-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-results-of-the-ibutu-study
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Friedemann Honecker, Ulrich Wedding, Gerd Kallischnigg, Axel Schroeder, Jörg Klier, Thomas Frangenheim, Lothar Weißbach
PURPOSE: To gain knowledge about the factors associated with discontinuation of scheduled treatment in elderly men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). METHODS: Patients ≥ 70 years with CRPC starting a new line of treatment were included in a prospective cohort study. A geriatric assessment (CGA) was performed at baseline, including comorbidity, mobility, functional/mental/nutritional status, as well as depression. Furthermore, pain intensity, quality of life, ECOG-performance status, and physicians' and patients' perception of health were documented...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299208/the-relationship-between-personality-disorders-and-the-type-of-crime-committed-and-substance-used-among-prisoners
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Shahin Fakhrzadegan, Hossein Gholami-Doon, Bagher Shamloo, Solmaz Shokouhi-Moqhaddam
Background: Prisoners are a vulnerable group within societies, and also threaten society due to their dangerous behavior. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between prisoners' personality disorders and their crime and substance use. Methods: This was a descriptive-correlational study. The statistical population consisted of all prisoners of Kerman, Iran. Through stratified random sampling, 228 prisoners (114 women and 114 men) were selected as the study subjects...
April 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297739/measuring-a-crisis-questioning-the-use-of-naloxone-administrations-as-a-marker-for-opioid-overdoses-in-a-large-u-s-ems-system
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Joseph M Grover, Taibah Alabdrabalnabi, Mehul D Patel, Michael W Bachman, Timothy F Platts-Mills, Jose G Cabanas, Jefferson G Williams
OBJECTIVE: The United States is currently experiencing a public health crisis of opioid overdoses. To determine where resources may be most needed, many public health officials utilize naloxone administration by EMS as an easily-measured surrogate marker for opioid overdoses in a community. Our objective was to evaluate whether naloxone administration by EMS accurately represents EMS calls for opioid overdose. We hypothesize that naloxone administration underestimates opioid overdose...
January 3, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289974/perception-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-by-psychiatrists-in-mentally-affected-patients
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Mikolaj Przydacz, Tomasz Golabek, Jerzy A Sobański, Karolina Jaworska, Michal Skalski, Agata Świerkosz, Przemyslaw Dudek, Dariusz Sobieraj, Dominika Dudek, Piotr Chłosta
OBJECTIVES: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are highly prevalent and costly condition worldwide. Numerous studies have demonstrated their negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL), as well as on physical and mental health. The co-existence of LUTS and psychiatric symptoms is common and has been described by psychiatrists, urologists and gynecologists. However, data are lacking regarding the perception of urological symptoms by psychiatrists in their day-to-day clinical practice...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288142/patient-reported-outcome-measures-utility-for-predicting-spinal-surgery-in-an-integrated-spine-practice
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James R Babington, Alicia Edwards, Anna Wright, Taitea Dykstra, Andrew S Friedman, Rajiv K Sethi
BACKGROUND: For the majority of patients, spinal surgery is an elective treatment. The decision as to when and if to pursue surgery is complicated and influenced by a myriad of factors including pain intensity and duration, impact on functional activities, referring physician recommendation and surgeon preference. By understanding the factors that lead a patient to choose surgery we may better understand the decision making process, improve outcomes, and provide more effective care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at initial physiatry clinic consultation and subsequent decision to pursue surgical treatment...
December 26, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283611/exploring-attrition-fidelity-and-effectiveness-of-wraparound-services-among-low-income-youth-of-different-racial-backgrounds
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Justina Yohannan, John S Carlson, Millie Shepherd, Kim Batsche-McKenzie
INTRODUCTION: Wraparound services (i.e., community-based collaborative care) for children with severe mental health needs have been reported as effective. Yet, no attention has been given to aggregating treatment results across racially and economically diverse groups of youth. While controlling for socioeconomic status (i.e., free/reduced lunch status) this study explored potential racial disparities in response to wraparound services. METHOD: Data from a diverse statewide sample (N = 1,006) of low-income youth (ages 6-18 years) identified as having a serious emotional disturbance were analyzed for differences in wraparound attrition, fidelity, and effectiveness...
December 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281591/leisure-time-physical-inactivity-and-psychological-distress-in-female-dominated-occupations-in-lithuania
#16
Vilija Malinauskiene, Romualdas Malinauskas, Mindaugas Malinauskas
Poor mental health, manifesting as psychological distress, has become a leading problem recently; therefore, determining associated factors is important, especially in female-dominated occupations, as women are more prone to psychological distress than men, in part due to demands of both professional and domestic tasks. The objective of the present study was to investigate associations between leisure time physical inactivity and psychological distress, accounting for the possible relation of psychosocial factors at work (job demands, job control, social support at work, workplace bullying) and life events in representative samples of family physicians, internal medicine department nurses and secondary school teachers in Lithuania...
December 27, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280776/fitness-for-duty-assessments-of-industrial-firefighters-guidance-for-occupational-medicine-physicians
#17
Marianne Dreger, Faiyaz A Bhojani, Luis Castillejo, David Cathcart, Edward M Emmett, Steven Frangos, P Mark Glencross, Chris Herman, Kevin OʼShea, Paul Rountree, David E Turner
: Industrial firefighters share many characteristics with municipal firefighters; however, employers frequently have not addressed or characterized the unique job duties, hazards, and specific physical/mental demands associated with industrial firefighting. In addition, gaps exist in the medical literature with regard to industrial firefighter demographics, behavioral risk factors, and chronic diseases. Finally, the proper methodologies for fitness-for-duty assessment of employees acting in this capacity are lacking...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280755/using-relational-reasoning-strategies-to-help-improve-clinical-reasoning-practice
#18
Denis Dumas, Dario M Torre, Steven J Durning
Clinical reasoning-the steps up to and including establishing a diagnosis and/or therapy-is a fundamentally important mental process for physicians. Unfortunately, mounting evidence suggests that errors in clinical reasoning lead to substantial problems for medical professionals and patients alike, including suboptimal care, malpractice claims, and rising health care costs. For this reason, cognitive strategies by which clinical reasoning may be improved-and that many expert clinicians are already utilizing-are highly relevant for all medical professionals, educators, and learners...
December 26, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260379/perspectives-on-monitoring-youth-with-ongoing-mental-health-problems-in-primary-health-care-family-physicians-are-out-of-the-loop
#19
Kyleigh E Schraeder, Judith Belle Brown, Graham J Reid
Children's mental health (CMH) problems often recur. Following specialized mental health treatment, youth may require monitoring and follow-up. For these youth, primary health care is highly relevant, as family physicians (FPs) are the only professionals who follow patients across the lifespan. The current study gained multiple perspectives about (1) the role of FPs in caring for youth with ongoing/recurring CMH problems and (2) incorporating routine mental health monitoring into primary health care. A total of 33 interviews were conducted, including 10 youth (aged 12-15) receiving CMH care, 10 parents, 10 CMH providers, and 3 FPs...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251186/hiv-and-the-menopause-a-review
#20
Lauren Bull, Victoria Tittle, Taslima Rashid, Nneka Nwokolo
Effective antiretroviral therapy has resulted in a close to normal life expectancy for people living with HIV. This has led to a shift in the age distribution of women living with HIV in the UK, with one in three attending for HIV care estimated to be aged 45-56 years in 2014. The lack of experience of many HIV physicians in managing menopause, and the perceived complexity of managing menopause in women living with HIV by general practitioners means that many women are unable to access appropriate care and support...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
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