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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719537/the-effect-of-slt-laser-application-on-iris-to-treat-sectorial-heterochromia-a-promising-technique
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Ayhan Basoglu, Uğur Çelik
The purpose of this study is to report a new and promising method for changing iris color in a sectorial heterochromia iridis patient. A 22-year-old man with a complaint of innate color disparity between his eyes presented to our clinic to seek medical advice. He underwent a comprehensive ophthalmic examination, including visual acuity, biomicroscopy, fundoscopy, intraocular pressure measurements, endothelial cell count, and evaluation of iridocorneal angle. The causes of acquired heterochromia were excluded...
July 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715659/fetal-heart-rate-variation-after-corticosteroids-for-fetal-maturation
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Olga Knaven, Wessel Ganzevoort, Marjon de Boer, Hans Wolf
INTRODUCTION: Several studies report a decrease of fetal heart rate (FHR) short-term variation (STV) after corticosteroids for improvement of fetal maturity and advice not to deliver a fetus for low STV within 2-3days after corticosteroids. However, literature is not unanimous in this respect. This study intends to asses STV longitudinally after corticosteroid administration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary perinatal centre from 2009 to 2015 included all women who had been treated with corticosteroids at gestational age of 26-34 weeks, had a computerized cardiotocography (cCTG) before and after medication and did not deliver within 48h...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715040/-taste-dysfunction-dysgeusia-and-radioiodine-therapy-of-thyroid-cancer-be-aware-of-side-effects-by-antidepressants-and-sedatives
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Markus Dietlein, Alexander Drzezga
In addition to xerostomia, taste dysfunction (hypo-, dysgeusia) is an independent side effect of radioiodine therapy of thyroid cancer. Hypogeusia results from damage of the small mucous salivary glands in the vicinity of the taste buds. Particularly in those patients, who are treated with drugs such as antidepressants or sedatives, taste dysfunction becomes frequently clinically symptomatic. If feasible, therapy regimens bearing a potential risk for taste dysfunction should be switched. Additional damage to taste function should be minimalized, including cessation of smoking, change of agents for dental hygiene, and change of toothpaste...
July 17, 2017: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713596/discharge-against-medical-advice-in-surgical-patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-case-report-series-illustrating-unique-challenges
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Marek Brzezinski, Maren Gregersen, Luiz Gustavo Schuch, Ricarda Sawatzki, Joy W Chen, Grant Gauger, Jasleen Kukreja, Brian Cason
Discharge against medical advice (DAMA) can have detrimental effects on patient outcomes. Recently, the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked with DAMA in the mental health setting. However, PTSD as a risk factor for DAMA in surgical patients has not received much consideration, although such patients may be at risk for triggering or amplification of PTSD symptoms perioperatively. We present the first case report series of three surgical patients with PTSD who left the hospital AMA...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710065/the-limitations-of-using-randomised-controlled-trials-as-a-basis-for-developing-treatment-guidelines
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Roger Mulder, Ajeet B Singh, Amber Hamilton, Pritha Das, Tim Outhred, Grace Morris, Darryl Bassett, Bernhard T Baune, Michael Berk, Philip Boyce, Bill Lyndon, Gordon Parker, Gin S Malhi
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the 'gold standard' by which novel psychotropic medications and psychological interventions are evaluated and consequently adopted into widespread clinical practice. However, there are some limitations to using RCTs as the basis for developing treatment guidelines. While RCTs allow researchers to determine whether a given medication or intervention is effective in a specific patient sample, for practicing clinicians it is more important to know whether it will work for their particular patient in their particular setting...
July 14, 2017: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707103/examination-of-routine-use-of-prenatal-weight-gain-charts-as-a-communication-tool-for-providers
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Marijo Aguilera, Abbey C Sidebottom, Brigitte R McCool
Objectives In 2009 the IOM revised prenatal weight gain guidelines. The primary purpose of this pilot study was to assess if provider education and use of prenatal weight gain charts to track weight gain and counsel patients was associated with better patient and provider knowledge and communication about the guidelines. Methods A prospective non-randomized study conducted in four OB practices (two control, two intervention). Data sources included provider surveys (n = 16 intervention, 21 control), patient surveys (n = 332), and medical records...
July 13, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705177/patterns-and-predictors-of-analgesic-use-in-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-drug-utilization-study-with-special-focus-on-women-with-migraine
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Gerd-Marie Eskerud Harris, Mollie Wood, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Christofer Lundqvist, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the drug utilization patterns and factors predicting drug use in pregnant women with migraine. This longitudinal drug utilization study aimed to describe patterns of analgesic use in a sample of Norwegian pregnant women according to their migraine history, and to identify predictors for analgesic use among these women. METHODS: Pregnant women giving birth at Akershus University Hospital between 2008 and 2010 were recruited at ultrasound examination in gestational week 17...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701216/the-effect-of-ambient-temperature-on-type-2-diabetes-case-crossover-analysis-of-4-million-gp-consultations-across-england
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S Hajat, A Haines, C Sarran, A Sharma, C Bates, L E Fleming
BACKGROUND: Given the double jeopardy of global increases in rates of obesity and climate change, it is increasingly important to recognise the dangers posed to diabetic patients during periods of extreme weather. We aimed to characterise the associations between ambient temperature and general medical practitioner consultations made by a cohort of type-2 diabetic patients. Evidence on the effects of temperature variation in the primary care setting is currently limited. METHODS: Case-crossover analysis of 4,474,943 consultations in England during 2012-2014, linked to localised temperature at place of residence for each patient...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699434/physical-activity-for-pregnant-women
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Petra Kendall-Raynor
Essential facts The UK's chief medical officers (CMOs) have published new advice on physical exercise for pregnant women in the form of an infographic. It is aimed at providing midwives, nurses, GPs, obstetricians and gynaecologists, as well as leisure sector professionals, with the latest evidence on physical activity during pregnancy.
July 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698443/-medical-assistance-based-on-interviews-conducted-before-physician-examination-by-a-pharmacist-for-outpatients-with-thyroid-cancer-treated-with-lenvatinib
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Yuki Kawachi, Michio Kimura, Makiko Go, Masami Ohnishi, Tomoaki Yoshimura
In municipal hospitals, there are few cases of thyroid cancer for which the multi-kinase inhibitor lenvatinib is used. Moreover, there are very few reports of lenvatinib use. We examined interventions related to the use of lenvatinib made at the pharmaceutical outpatient clinic in our facility. Seven patients received lenvatinib. The prescription proposals from the pharmacist( 45 cases)provided advice on dosage(15.6%), discontinuation of medication(11.1%), supportive care(64.4%), and other advice(9.0%). The prescription acceptance rate was 84...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697734/factors-associated-with-medication-amounts-considered-excessive-among-university-students-a-questionnaire-survey-of-pharmacy-students-and-those-in-non-medical-schools
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Megumi Saito, Noriko Ando-Tanabe, Etsuko Arita
BACKGROUND: Better insight and knowledge on factors associated with perception of medication numbers and amounts would contribute greatly to our current understanding of patient psychological response regarding taking medications, and would allow us to improve drug administration support and adherence. This study explored associations between attitudes toward medication dosage in a questionnaire survey that examined demographic characteristics, the number of tablets and types of prescription medications considered excessive by participants, current medication and supplement use, personal experiences with medications, and perceptions surrounding medications...
July 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696953/out-of-air-is-going-to-high-altitude-safe-for-your-patient
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Ann M Mendenhall, Christopher P Forest
As more people travel to high altitudes for recreation or work, more travelers with underlying medical conditions will need advice before traveling or treatment for altitude illness. This article focuses on the two main issues for travelers: whether travel to a high altitude will have a negative effect on their underlying medical condition and whether the medical condition increases the patient's risk of developing altitude illness. Although patients with severe pulmonary or cardiac conditions are most at risk in the hypoxic environment, other conditions such as diabetes and pregnancy warrant attention as well...
July 10, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695558/rehabilitation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Stephan Keusch, Alexander Turk, Stéphanie Saxer, Nicola Ehlken, Ekkehard Grunig, Silvia Ulrich, On Behalf Of The Swiss Society Of Pulmonary Hypertension
Exertional dyspnoea is a leading symptom in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Patients suffering from PAH report poor quality of life, have skeletal muscle dysfunction and in the absence of advanced medical therapy deteriorate progressively due to right heart failure which can lead to death. For decades, patients with PAH were advised to avoid exercise in fear of exacerbated right heart failure. Recently, it has been shown that a highly supervised rehabilitation programme in expert centres leads to significant improvements in symptoms, quality of life, exercise capacity and may even enhance haemodynamics in selected stable patients treated with advanced regimens of PAH-targeted drugs...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694709/the-social-stigma-of-hiv-aids-society-s-role
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Emmanuel N Kontomanolis, Spyridon Michalopoulos, Grigorios Gkasdaris, Zacharias Fasoulakis
AIDS is a devastating and deadly disease that affects people worldwide and, like all infections, it comes without warning. Specifically, childbearing women with AIDS face constant psychological difficulties during their gestation period, even though the pregnancy itself may be normal and healthy. These women have to deal with the uncertainties and the stress that usually accompany a pregnancy, and they have to live with the reality of having a life-threatening disease; in addition to that, they also have to deal with discriminating and stigmatizing behaviors from their environment...
2017: HIV/AIDS: Research and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694270/swimming-against-the-tide-primary-care-physicians-views-on-deprescribing-in-everyday-practice
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Katharine A Wallis, Abby Andrews, Michelle Henderson
PURPOSE: Avoidable hospitalizations due to adverse drug events and high-risk prescribing are common in older people. Primary care physicians prescribe most on-going medicines. Deprescribing has long been essential to best prescribing practice. We sought to explore the views of primary care physicians on the barriers and facilitators to deprescribing in everyday practice to inform the development of an intervention to support safer prescribing. METHODS: We used a snowball sampling technique to identify potential participants...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693066/-fifth-chinese-national-consensus-report-on-the-management-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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G Liu, J Xie, Z R Lu, L Y Cheng, Y Zeng, J B Zhou, Y J Chen, N H Wang, Yiqi Du, Nonghua Lyu
The fifth national consensus conference on the management of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection organized by Chinese Medical Association, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, H. pylori and Peptic Ulcer Study Group was held at Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province on December 15-16, 2016.More than 80 members of the study group and experts in the field of H. pylori research and gastroenterology attended the meeting.Consensus preparatory group was established to draft the related statements.The quality of evidence and strength of recommendation were evaluated by GRADE system...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692402/enhanced-influenza-surveillance-using-telephone-triage-and-electronic-syndromic-surveillance-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-2011-2015
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Cynthia Lucero-Obusan, Carla A Winston, Patricia L Schirmer, Gina Oda, Mark Holodniy
Telephone triage (TT) is a method whereby medical professionals speak by telephone to patients to assess their symptoms or health concerns and offer advice. These services are often administered through an electronic TT system, which guides TT professionals during the encounter through the use of structured protocols and algorithms to help determine the severity of the patients' health issue and refer them to appropriate care. TT is also an emerging data source for public health surveillance of infectious and noninfectious diseases, including influenza...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690693/a-community-pharmacy-based-cardiovascular-risk-screening-service-implemented-in-iran
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Zahra Jahangard-Rafsanjani, Negar Hakimzadeh, Amir Sarayani, Sheyda Najafi, Kazem Heidari, Mohammad R Javadi, Molouk Hadjibabaie, Kheirollah Gholami
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a major health concern around the world. OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes and feasibility of a pharmacy-based cardiovascular screening in an urban referral community pharmacy in Iran. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted in a referral community pharmacy. Subjects aged between 30-75 years without previous diagnose of cardiovascular disease or diabetes were screened. Measurement of all major cardiovascular risk factors, exercise habits, medical conditions, medications, and family history were investigated...
April 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690076/patient-non-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-care-in-acute-low-back-pain
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Jasper D Bier, Steven J Kamper, Arianne P Verhagen, Christopher G Maher, Christopher M Williams
OBJECTIVE: To describe the magnitude of patient reported non-adherence with guideline-recommended care for acute low back pain. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from participants enrolled in the PACE trial, a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of paracetamol for acute low back pain. PARTICIPANTS: Data from 1643 participants with acute low back pain. INTERVENTIONS: Guideline recommendend care including; reassurance, simple analgesia, and the advice to stay active and avoid bed rest...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690005/pediatric-emergency-department-resource-utilization-among-children-with-primary-care-clinic-contact-in-the-preceding-2-days-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christina K Grech, Molly A Laux, Heather L Burrows, Michelle L Macy, Elaine S Pomeranz
OBJECTIVES: To characterize pediatric patient contacts with their primary care clinic in the 2 days preceding a visit to the emergency department (ED) and explore how the type of clinic contact relates to ED resource use. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 368 pediatric ED visits in the first 7 days of each month, from September 2012 to August 2013. Visits were included if the family contacted their child's general pediatric clinic in the study health system in the 2 days preceding the ED visit...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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