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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453588/-diverticular-disease-myths-and-realities
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Daniela Fluxá, Rodrigo Quera
Diverticulosis and diverticular disease of the colon are common conditions in Western countries. The incidence and prevalence of these diseases are increasing and becoming significant for health systems. A growing body of knowledge is shifting the paradigm of the pathogenesis and treatment of diverticular disease. Low-grade inflammation, altered intestinal microbiota, visceral hypersensitivity, and abnormal colonic motility have been identified as factors leading to diverticular disease. The risk of developing diverticulitis among individuals with diverticulosis is lower than 10 to 25%...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449562/longer-telomere-length-of-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-early-and-chronic-psychosis
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Yin Cui, Vishwanath Vasudev Prabhu, Thong Ba Nguyen, Subramaniam Mohana Devi, Young-Chul Chung
Objective: To investigate pathological conditions that act as sources of pro-inflammatory cytokines and cytotoxic substances to examine telomere length (TL) in patients with either early (duration of illness [DI] ≤5 years) or chronic (DI >5 years) psychosis using T lymphocytes. Methods: Based on these factors and the important role that T lymphocytes play in inflammation, the present study measured the TL of T lymphocytes in patients with either early or chronic psychosis...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449557/wnt-and-gsk3-signaling-pathways-in-bipolar-disorder-clinical-and-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Ather Muneer
The neurobiology of bipolar disorder, a chronic and systemic ailment is not completely understood. The bipolar phenotype manifests in myriad ways, and psychopharmacological agents like lithium have long term beneficial effects. The enzyme glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) has come into focus, as lithium and several other mood stabilizing medications inhibit its activity. This kinase and its key upstream modulator, Wnt are dysregulated in mood disorders and there is a growing impetus to delineate the chief substrates involved in the development of these illnesses...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449285/research-review-childhood-chronic-physical-illness-and-adult-emotional-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ekin Secinti, Ellen J Thompson, Marcus Richards, Darya Gaysina
BACKGROUND: Childhood chronic physical illness is associated with a greater vulnerability for emotional problems (i.e. depression and anxiety) in childhood. However, little is known about life-long effects of childhood chronic physical illness on mental health. The present study aims to systematically review evidence for associations between eight chronic physical illnesses with childhood onset (arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic renal failure, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, and epilepsy) and adult emotional problems...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449197/safety-profile-of-medication-used-during-pregnancy-results-of-a-multinational-european-study
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Johanne N Trønnes, Angela Lupattelli, Hedvig Nordeng
PURPOSE: The present study describes the safety profile of medications used during pregnancy across European countries and examines maternal factors associated with the use of risky medications during pregnancy. METHODS: This study is based on a multinational, web-based study conducted in 15 European countries from October 2011 to February 2012. Information about maternal demographics, illnesses, and medication use during pregnancy was collected via an electronic questionnaire...
April 27, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447854/healthy-diet-health-impact-prevalence-correlates-and-interventions
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Denise de Ridder, Floor Kroese, Catharine Evers, Marieke Adriaanse, Marleen Gillebaart
OBJECTIVE: To discuss healthy diet from a psychological perspective by considering definitions of healthy diet in terms of consumer understanding; the health effects of specific dietary elements in terms of overweight and (chronic) illness; the prevalence of healthy diet; the psychological and environmental determinants of healthy diet; and the psychological interventions that have been designed to promote healthy diet. DESIGN: A systematic review of the psychological literature on healthy diet...
April 27, 2017: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447834/perspectives-of-low-income-chronically-ill-patients-on-complex-care-management
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Alice Y Mao, Rachel Willard-Grace, Leslie Dubbin, Louise Aronson, Alicia Fernandez, Nancy J Burke, Julia Finch, Elizabeth Davis
INTRODUCTION: Low-income, chronically ill adults disproportionately experience poor health outcomes despite increased health care use and costs. Complex care management (CCM) programs are an innovative approach to improving outcomes for these patients, but little is known about the patients' experiences in CCM programs in safety net primary care settings. METHOD: The authors conducted semistructured interviews with 13 CCM participants in a safety net primary care clinic to explore their perceptions of their health and their experiences with CCM...
April 27, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447316/mining-and-environmental-health-disparities-in-native-american-communities
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REVIEW
Johnnye Lewis, Joseph Hoover, Debra MacKenzie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More than a century of hard rock mining has left a legacy of >160,000 abandoned mines in the Western USA that are home to the majority of Native American lands. This article describes how abrogation of treaty rights, ineffective policies, lack of infrastructure, and a lack of research in Native communities converge to create chronic exposure, ill-defined risks, and tribal health concerns. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent results show that Native Americans living near abandoned uranium mines have an increased likelihood for kidney disease and hypertension, and an increased likelihood of developing multiple chronic diseases linked to their proximity to the mine waste and activities bringing them in contact with the waste...
April 26, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446075/comparison-of-bronchoscopy-guided-and-real-time-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-safety-complications-and-effectiveness-in-critically-ill-patients
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Aykut Sarıtaş, Muhammed M Kurnaz
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and incidence of complications between fiber-optic bronchoscopy-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (FOB-PDT) and ultrasound-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (US-PDT) and to determine whether US-PDT is a viable alternative to FOB-PDT. METHODS: This randomized prospective study was carried out in 80 patients who were randomly divided into US-PDT and FOB-PDT groups. Demographic data and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II), procedure duration, hemorrhage status, complications, procedure difficulty, displacement of entry location after US, and hemodynamic data were evaluated in both groups...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446067/the-chemical-disruption-of-human-metabolism
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Stephen J Genuis, Edmond Kyrillos
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence highlights the reality of unprecedented human exposure to toxic chemical agents found throughout our environment - in our food and water supply, in the air we breathe, in the products we apply to our skin, in the medical and dental materials placed into our bodies, and even within the confines of the womb. With biomonitoring confirming the widespread bioaccumulation of myriad toxicants among population groups, expanding research continues to explore the pathobiological impact of these agents on human metabolism...
April 26, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444828/labeling-and-defining-severe-and-enduring-anorexia-nervosa-a-systematic-review-and-critical-analysis
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REVIEW
Catherine Broomfield, Kristin Stedal, Stephen Touyz, Paul Rhodes
OBJECTIVE: With anorexia nervosa (AN) having various presentations, attention has been directed towards particularly durable forms of the condition in both research and clinical contexts. A major hindrance in terms of advancing the field is the inconsistent labeling and defining of this subgroup. This has two implications; first, the inconsistent recruitment of participants when researching this sample, and second, the misdiagnosing of patients who may or may not have a durable course of the disease...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444706/adolescents-with-nocturnal-enuresis-and-daytime-urinary-incontinence-how-can-pediatric-and-adult-care-be-improved-ici-rs-2015
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REVIEW
Alexander von Gontard, Linda Cardozo, Angie Rantell, Jens-Christian Djurhuus
AIMS: Nocturnal enuresis (NE) and daytime urinary incontinence (DUI) are common in adolescents. The aim of this paper was to review studies on prevalence, clinical symptoms and associated risk factors and to formulate recommendations for assessment and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic Scopus search was performed and relevant publications were selected. The topic was discussed during the ICI-RS meeting in 2015. RESULTS: One to two percent of older adolescents are affected by NE and 1% by DUI...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444084/effects-of-zinc-supplementation-on-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Sofia Miranda de Figueiredo Ribeiro, Camila Bitu Moreno Braga, Fernanda Maris Peria, Edson Zangiacomi Martinez, José Joaquim Ribeiro da Rocha, Selma Freire Carvalho Cunha
Objective: To investigate the effects of oral zinc supplementation on fatigue intensity and quality of life of patients during chemotherapy for colorectal cancer. Methods: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 24 patients on chemotherapy for colorectal adenocarcinoma in a tertiary care public hospital. The study patients received zinc capsules 35mg (Zinc Group, n=10) or placebo (Placebo Group, n=14) orally, twice daily (70mg/day), for 16 weeks, from the immediate postoperative period to the fourth chemotherapy cycle...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444077/chronic-critical-illness-are-we-saving-patients-or-creating-victims
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Sergio Henrique Loss, Diego Silva Leite Nunes, Oellen Stuani Franzosi, Gabriela Soranço Salazar, Cassiano Teixeira, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira
The technological advancements that allow support for organ dysfunction have led to an increase in survival rates for the most critically ill patients. Some of these patients survive the initial acute critical condition but continue to suffer from organ dysfunction and remain in an inflammatory state for long periods of time. This group of critically ill patients has been described since the 1980s and has had different diagnostic criteria over the years. These patients are known to have lengthy hospital stays, undergo significant alterations in muscle and bone metabolism, show immunodeficiency, consume substantial health resources, have reduced functional and cognitive capacity after discharge, create a sizable workload for caregivers, and present high long-term mortality rates...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443355/investigational-dopamine-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-schizophrenia
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Sheng-Min Wang, Changsu Han, Soo-Jung Lee, Tae-Youn Jun, Ashwin A Patkar, Prakash S Masand, Chi-Un Pae
Introduction Schizophrenia is a debilitating illness with a chronic impact on social function and daily living. Although various antipsychotics are available, there are still many challenges and unmet needs. Thus, many compounds with diverse mechanisms have been investigated, but all approved antipsychotics still require interactions with dopamine D2 receptors. Areas Covered We searched for investigational drugs using the key words 'dopamine' and 'schizophrenia' in American and European clinical trial registers (clinicaltrials...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441949/-it-s-so-hard-taking-pills-when-you-don-t-know-what-they-re-for-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-medicine-taking-behaviours-and-conceptualisation-of-medicines-in-the-context-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#16
Boitshoko Kobue, Shirra Moch, Jennifer Watermeyer
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic illnesses are often required to take lifelong medication to alleviate symptoms and prevent disease progression. Many patients find it difficult to adhere to prescribed medication for various reasons, some of which may link to the way they conceptualise medicines and understand their illness and treatment. This study explores the medicine taking behaviours of patients presenting with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease...
April 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441882/work-right-to-right-work-an-automythology-of-chronic-illness-and-work
#17
Lavanya Vijayasingham
Objectives Chronic illness is known to disrupt and redirect the usual course of work trajectories. This article aims to portray the longitudinal course of negotiating work after multiple sclerosis. Methods Using therapy and personal journals to reconstruct memories and experience, an autoethnography is produced and narrated within Campbell's "Hero's Journey" automythology framework. Results The narrative highlights the intrasubjectivity of illness meaning-the changing internal meaning-making and external behavior and decision-making dynamics...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440536/selected-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-the-possibility-of-their-use-in-the-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-severe-asthma
#18
Marcelina Koćwin, Mateusz Jonakowski, Marcelina Przemęcka, Michał Panek, Piotr Kuna
Asthma is a chronic heterogeneous illness of the lower airway with an inflammatory basis, developing from hyperresponsiveness and bronchial obstruction. One of the more unfavourable processes occurring in the airway are the long-term changes of the respiratory tract known as remodelling, resulting in complete irreversible obstruction. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a member of the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-b) superfamily, which regulates processes in embryonic and post-embryonic development...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440534/searching-online-for-health-related-information-by-people-suffering-from-respiratory-allergy-and-asthma-the-results-of-a-survey-study
#19
Anna Kłak, Filip Raciborski, Bolesław Samoliński
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to compare online behaviour in groups of persons suffering from respiratory allergy and/or asthma and in the reference group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Comparative analysis of two independent questionnaire studies. Study A was carried out in the Masovian Voivodeship, Poland in 2013. As many as 1,728 questionnaires were collected and 51 respondents were selected for analysis (study A, reference group). Study B was carried out in 2014 in a group of 59 patients of the outpatient allergy clinic...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440124/perspectives-on-advance-care-planning-among-patients-recently-requiring-non-invasive-ventilation-for-acute-respiratory-failure-a-qualitative-study-using-thematic-analysis
#20
Tracy A Smith, Rebecca T Disler, Christine R Jenkins, Jane M Ingham, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: Patients requiring non-invasive ventilation for acute-on-chronic respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure exacerbations may have a poor prognosis underscoring the importance of advance care planning. AIM: We aimed to describe attitudes to, and experiences of, discussing the future among patients recently treated with non-invasive ventilation. DESIGN: Qualitative research using thematic analysis...
June 2017: Palliative Medicine
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