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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679591/the-intrauterine-device-as-emergency-contraception-how-much-do-young-women-know
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Suzan R Goodman, Alison M El Ayadi, Corinne H Rocca, Julia E Kohn, Courtney E Benedict, Jessica R Dieseldorff, Cynthia C Harper
BACKGROUND: Unprotected intercourse is common, especially among teens and young women. Access to intrauterine device (IUD) as emergency contraception (EC) can help interested patients more effectively prevent unintended pregnancy and can also offer ongoing contraception. This study evaluated young women's awareness of IUD as EC and interest in case of need. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from young women, ages 18-25years, not desiring pregnancy within 12months, and receiving contraceptive counseling within a cluster-randomized trial in 40U...
April 18, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679294/gender-differences-in-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-of-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-patients
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Yong Hwan Kim, Wi-Young So
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a structured program for the prevention of secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. This study aimed to investigate whether there are gender differences after 9 months of home-based cardiac rehabilitation program in post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients. A total of 114 (58.29 ± 10.33 years) men and 30 (60.90 ± 9.32 years) women were enrolled in the CR program. The program included three visits: initial, 4th month (follow-up), and 9th month (final) visits at a CR center...
April 20, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679105/the-practices-of-french-general-practitioners-regarding-screening-and-counselling-pregnant-women-for-tobacco-smoking-and-alcohol-drinking
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Raphaël Andler, Chloé Cogordan, Anne Pasquereau, Jean-François Buyck, Viêt Nguyen-Thanh
OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to describe French general practitioners' (GPs') practices toward pregnant patients regarding alcohol consumption and smoking and to highlight factors associated with specific practices. METHODS: In 2015, a representative sample of 1414 French GPs completed a telephone survey based on a stratified random sampling. RESULTS: 61% of GPs declared screening for alcohol use and 82% for smoking at least once with each pregnant patient; quitting was not systematically advised either for alcohol or for smoking...
April 20, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678635/high-incidence-of-occult-atrial-fibrillation-in-asian-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke
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Swee-Chong Seow, Ann-Kee How, Siew-Pang Chan, Hock-Luen Teoh, Toon-Wei Lim, Devinder Singh, Wee-Tiong Yeo, Pipin Kojodjojo
BACKGROUND: Occult atrial fibrillation (AF) is not uncommon in patients with stroke. In western cohorts, insertable loop recorders (ILRs) have been shown to be the gold-standard and are cost-effective for AF detection. Anticoagulation for secondary stroke prevention is indicated if AF is detected. The incidence of occult AF among Asian patients with cryptogenic stroke is unclear. METHODS: Patients with cryptogenic stroke referred between August 2014 and February 2017 had ILRs implanted...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678364/surgeons-assessment-versus-risk-models-for-predicting-complications-of-hepato-pancreato-biliary-surgery-hpb-risc-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Morsal Samim, Timothy H Mungroop, Mohammed AbuHilal, Cas J Isfordink, Quintus I Molenaar, Marcel J van der Poel, Thomas A Armstrong, Arjun S Takhar, Neil W Pearce, John N Primrose, Scott Harris, Helena M Verkooijen, Thomas M van Gulik, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Olivier R Busch, Colin D Johnson, Marc G Besselink
BACKGROUND: Several studies advise the use of risk models when counseling patients for hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery, but studies comparing these models to the surgeons' assessment are lacking. The aim of this study was to assess whether risk prediction models outperform surgeons' assessment for the risk of complications in HPB surgery. METHODS: This prospective study included adult patients scheduled for HPB surgery in three centers in the UK and the Netherlands...
April 17, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678050/evaluation-of-the-technology-acceptance-of-a-collaborative-documentation-system-for-addiction-therapists-and-clients
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Anja Perlich, Christoph Meinel, Daniel Zeis
Addiction treatment outcomes are strongly determined by relational factors. We present the interactive documentation system Tele-Board MED (TBM) developed as an adjunct to therapy sessions aimed at enhancing the therapeutic alliance and patient empowerment. The objective of this work is to find factors that predict the acceptance of TBM in face-to-face addiction treatment sessions. We combined the methodologies of survey and focus group and based the data collection and analysis on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677028/treatment-of-tobacco-dependence-current-state-of-the-art
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Hasmeena Kathuria, Frank T Leone, Enid R Neptune
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' requirement to integrate tobacco treatment with lung cancer screening (LCS) has served as a catalyst for motivating pulmonary medicine clinicians to improve upon their ability to effectively treat tobacco dependence. To do so, clinicians need to be well versed in the behavioral and pharmacologic tools that promote smoking cessation. RECENT FINDINGS: The current review outlines current strategies for treating tobacco dependence, focusing on the important interplay between counseling and pharmacotherapy...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676948/perceptions-of-continued-smoking-and-smoking-cessation-among-patients-with-cancer
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Devon Alton, Lawson Eng, Lin Lu, Yuyao Song, Jie Su, Delaram Farzanfar, Rahul Mohan, Olivia Krys, Katie Mattina, Christopher Harper, Sophia Liu, Tom Yoannidis, Robin Milne, M Catherine Brown, Ashlee Vennettilli, Andrew J Hope, Doris Howell, Jennifer M Jones, Peter Selby, Wei Xu, David P Goldstein, Geoffrey Liu, Meredith E Giuliani
PURPOSE: Continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis leads to poorer treatment outcomes, survival, and quality of life. We evaluated the perceptions of the effects of continued smoking on quality of life, survival, and fatigue among patients with cancer after a cancer diagnosis and the effects of these perceptions on smoking cessation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with cancer from all disease subsites from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Toronto, Ontario) were surveyed between April 2014 and May 2016 for sociodemographic variables, smoking history, and perceptions of continued smoking on quality of life, survival, and fatigue...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676608/exercise-is-medicine-student-pharmacists-perceptions-and-knowledge-of-exercise-prescription
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Amie J Dirks-Naylor, Carrie L Griffiths, Mark A Bush
With healthcare costs on the rise, a global initiative was launched in 2007, called Exercise is Medicine, to prescribe and counsel patients on exercise to aid in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Since community pharmacists are one of the most accessible healthcare providers, this is an opportunity for pharmacists to also engage in this initiative. This study aimed to assess pharmacy student perceptions and knowledge on exercise to determine whether they are adequately prepared to counsel patients on exercise prescription...
June 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676534/consensus-based-european-guidelines-for-treatment-of-atopic-eczema-atopic-dermatitis-in-adults-and-children-part-i
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A Wollenberg, S Barbarot, T Bieber, S Christen-Zaech, M Deleuran, A Fink-Wagner, U Gieler, G Girolomoni, S Lau, A Muraro, M Czarnecka-Operacz, T Schäfer, P Schmid-Grendelmeier, D Simon, Z Szalai, J C Szepietowski, A Taïeb, A Torrelo, T Werfel, J Ring
This guideline was developed as a joint interdisciplinary European project, including physicians from all relevant disciplines as well as patients. It is a consensus-based guideline, taking available evidence from other guidelines, systematic reviews and published studies into account. This first part of the guideline covers methods, patient perspective, general measures and avoidance strategies, basic emollient treatment and bathing, dietary intervention, topical anti-inflammatory therapy, phototherapy and antipruritic therapy, whereas the second part covers antimicrobial therapy, systemic treatment, allergen-specific immunotherapy, complementary medicine, psychosomatic counselling and educational interventions...
May 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676315/vitreoretinal-surgery-on-the-fellow-eye-a-retrospective-analysis-of-18-years-of-surgical-data-from-a-tertiary-center-in-england
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Mark A P Fajgenbaum, Roger S Wong, David A H Laidlaw, Tom H Williamson
Purpose: To determine the long-term incidence of fellow-eye surgical involvement in patients who have undergone first-eye vitreoretinal (VR) surgery for a variety of indications. This was a single-institution retrospective, consecutive series. Methods: Eighteen years of electronic surgical data were reviewed at our institution. All patients having surgery for the following indications were included: rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD), macular hole (MH), epiretinal membrane (ERM), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), vitritis, and dropped nucleus...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676072/current-management-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-dermatitis-a-survey-of-allergists-pediatric-allergists-and-dermatologists-in-korea
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Hye Yung Yum, Hyun Hee Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Woo Kyung Kim, So Yeon Lee, Kapsok Li, Dong Hun Lee
PURPOSE: There is an unmet need for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), leading to variation in management strategies. To investigate distinct features and treatment modalities according to physicians' specialties, we collected data on the current treatment approach to moderate-to-severe AD among allergists, pediatric allergists and dermatologists in Korea. METHODS: This questionnaire-based study was administered to physicians from the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI), Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease (KAPARD), and Korean Atopic Dermatitis Association (KADA)...
May 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675992/genetic-counselors-as-social-and-behavioral-scientists-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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Barbara B Biesecker
In the era of precision medicine, translating genomics into clinical care will involve answering key questions in social and behavioral research. The scope of this research addresses assessing how clients perceive and use genomic information, and how effectively genetic counseling is meeting clients' needs. Outcomes are central to enhancing practice effectiveness, improving patient outcomes, and informing cost effective services to address workforce challenges. While genetic counseling is generally thought of as a clinical practice, genetic counselors contribute to research in several ways...
March 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675991/genetic-counseling-in-industry-settings-opportunities-in-the-era-of-precision-health
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Kirsty McWalter, Megan T Cho, Tara Hart, Rachel Nusbaum, Courtney Sebold, Sara Knapke, Rachel Klein, Bethany Friedman, Rebecca Willaert, Amanda Singleton, Leah Williams, Elizabeth Butler, Jane Juusola
The skill sets of genetic counselors are strongly utilized in industry, as evidenced by 20% of genetic counselors reporting employment within industry in 2016. In addition, industry genetic counselors are expanding their roles, taking on new responsibilities, and creating new opportunities. These advances have impacted the profession as a whole including, but not limited to, genetic counseling training curricula, a shift back to genetic counseling directly to patients, and a growing influence of genetic counselors on industry test offerings...
March 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675983/the-natural-history-of-asymptomatic-calyceal-stones
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Maitrey Padmasambhav Darrad, Sachin Yallappa, John Metcalfe, Kesavapillai Subramonian
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of patients with incidentally detected asymptomatic calyceal stones on active surveillance, and to identify risk factors for stone-related adverse events. SUBJECTS & METHODS: In this retrospective case series, we identified all renal units with non-contrast CT diagnosed asymptomatic calyceal stones in a single reference centre between August 2005 and August 2016. Primary endpoints were spontaneous stone passage and need for stone-related surgical intervention...
April 19, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674762/current-multidisciplinary-approach-to-fertility-preservation-for-breast-cancer-patients
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Yuko Takahashi, Tadahiko Shien, Ai Sakamoto, Yuko Tsuyumu, Ryo Yoshioka, Maya Uno, Minami Hatono, Mariko Kochi, Kengo Kawada, Takahiro Tsukioki, Takayuki Iwamoto, Hirokuni Ikeda, Naruto Taira, Junji Matsuoka, Mikiya Nakatsuka, Hiroyoshi Doihara
Adverse effects on fertility are a significant problem for premenopausal breast cancer patients. Since April 2009, we have been referring young patients for fertility counseling provided by a multidisciplinary team. Here we evaluated the efficacy and safety of our current fertility preservation approach. We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 277 patients < 45 years old at diagnosis, which was made between 2009 and 2016. Seventy-two (26%) patients received fertility counseling. Seventeen (6%) of the 277 patients decided to preserve their fertility before starting adjuvant systemic therapy...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674251/outpatient-transition-to-extended-release-injectable-naltrexone-for-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder-a-phase-3-randomized-trial
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Adam Bisaga, Paolo Mannelli, Miao Yu, Narinder Nangia, Christine E Graham, D Andrew Tompkins, Thomas R Kosten, Sarah C Akerman, Bernard L Silverman, Maria A Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), approved to prevent relapse to opioid dependence, requires initial abstinence. This multisite outpatient clinical trial examined the efficacy and safety of low-dose oral naltrexone (NTX), combined with a brief buprenorphine (BUP) taper and standing ancillary medications, for detoxification and induction onto XR-NTX. METHODS: Patients (N = 378) were randomized, stratified by primary short-acting opioid-of-use, to one of three regimens: NTX + BUP; NTX + placebo BUP (PBO-B); placebo NTX (PBO-N) + PBO-B...
April 10, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674207/impact-of-excessive-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-abnormal-gestational-weight-gain-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-chronic-hypertension
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Sara Ornaghi, Paola Algeri, Lyudmyla Todyrenchuk, Emanuela Vertemati, Patrizia Vergani
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of excessive pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and abnormal gestational weight gain on adverse outcomes in women with chronic hypertension (CH). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of CH women with singleton pregnancy delivered at our Institution in 2002-2013. Women were categorized as normal, overweight, and obese, according to their pre-pregnancy BMI. Further stratification was based on gestational weight gain (insufficient, adequate, and excessive) as defined by 2009 IOM guidelines...
April 10, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673723/marijuana-use-by-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Edward J Hoffenberg, Shannon K McWilliams, Susan K Mikulich-Gilbertson, Brittany V Murphy, Megan Lagueux, Kristen Robbins, Analice S Hoffenberg, Edwin de Zoeten, Christian J Hopfer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate marijuana use by adolescents and young adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). STUDY DESIGN: This descriptive cross-sectional study of patients seen between December 2015 through June 2017 at Children's Hospital Colorado for IBD enrolled patients 13-23 years of age, independent of marijuana use status. Information obtained consisted of chart review, electronic and interview self-report, and serum cannabinoid levels. Marijuana ever-users were compared with never-users for clinical characteristics and perceptions of risk with use; users provided information on routes, patterns, motivations, and perceived benefits and problems with use...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673582/in-silico-prediction-of-the-pathogenic-effect-of-a-novel-variant-of-bckdha-leading-to-classical-maple-syrup-urine-disease-identified-using-clinical-exome-sequencing
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Cynthia Fernández-Lainez, Carmen Aláez-Verson, Isabel Ibarra-González, Sergio Enríquez-Flores, Karol Carrillo-Sanchez, Leonardo Flores-Lagunes, Sara Guillén-López, Leticia Belmont-Martínez, Marcela Vela-Amieva
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is a metabolic disorder caused by mutations in three of the branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase complex (BCKDC) genes. Classical MSUD symptom can be observed immediately after birth and include ketoacidosis, irritability, lethargy, and coma, which can lead to death or irreversible neurodevelopmental delay in survivors. The molecular diagnosis of MSUD can be time-consuming and difficult to establish using conventional Sanger sequencing because it could be due to pathogenic variants of any of the BCKDC genes...
April 16, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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