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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440666/relationship-between-delivery-modes-and-genitourinary-syndrome-among-postmenopausal-women
#1
M Yaralizadeh, P Abedi, P Salehinejad
OBJECTIVES: Many postmenopausal women suffer from genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) due to the lack of estrogen. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between mode of delivery and GSM among postmenopausal women. METHODS: We performed a case-control study of women who had had either vaginal delivery or Cesarean section. Data were collected through a sociodemographic questionnaire and a check list for assessing signs and symptoms of GSM. Subjective symptoms of vaginal atrophy (dryness, dyspareunia, itching, burning and paleness), pH of the vagina and maturation index were assessed and recorded...
April 25, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417525/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-mala-moving-towards-a-new-paradigm
#2
REVIEW
Jean-Daniel Lalau, Farshad Kajbaf, Alessandro Protti, Mette Marie Christensen, Marc-Etienne De Broe, Nicolas Wiernsperger
Although metformin has been used for over 60 years, the balance between the drug's beneficial and adverse effects is still subject to debate. Following an analysis of how cases of so-called "metformin-associated lactic acidosis" (MALA) are reported in the literature, the present article reviews the pitfalls to be avoided when assessing the purported association between metformin and lactic acidosis. By starting from pathophysiological considerations, we propose a new paradigm for lactic acidosis in metformin-treated patients...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404474/does-having-a-difficult-child-lead-to-poor-maternal-mental-health
#3
Ann M Kingsbury, Alexandra Clavarino, Abdullah Mamun, Nargess Saiepour, J M Najman
OBJECTIVES: Considerable evidence suggests maternal psychopathology influences that of their offspring. The probability of a reverse causal pathway has been only rarely considered but is a concern, given around 10% of children manifest mental impairment during their early years. This study determines the extent to which child behavior problems at ages 5 and 14 years are associated with mothers' mental health at 21 years post birth. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study...
February 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393440/effects-of-a-multifactorial-intervention-comprising-resistance-exercise-nutritional-and-psychosocial-programs-on-frailty-and-functional-health-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
#4
Satoshi Seino, Mariko Nishi, Hiroshi Murayama, Miki Narita, Yuri Yokoyama, Yu Nofuji, Yu Taniguchi, Hidenori Amano, Akihiko Kitamura, Shoji Shinkai
AIM: To examine the effects of a multifactorial intervention on frailty and functional health among community-dwelling older adults, a 6-month randomized, controlled, cross-over trial was carried out within the Hatoyama Cohort Study. METHODS: A total of 77 pre-frail or frail older adults (mean age 74.6 years) were randomly allocated to an immediate intervention group (IIG; n = 38) or delayed intervention group (DIG; n = 39). The IIG participated in a twice-weekly multifactorial intervention comprising resistance exercise, nutritional education and psychosocial programs...
April 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392227/assessing-mental-health-in-boys-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-emotional-behavioural-and-neurodevelopmental-profile-in-an-italian-clinical-sample
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Paola Colombo, Maria Nobile, Alessandra Tesei, Federica Civati, Sandra Gandossini, Elisa Mani, Massimo Molteni, Nereo Bresolin, Grazia D'Angelo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate through a comprehensive protocol, the psychopathological profile of DMD boys. The primary aim of this observational study was to describe the emotional and behavioural profile and the neurodevelopmental problems of Italian boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD); the secondary aim was to explore the relation between psychopathological profile and DMD genotype. METHOD: 47 DMD boys, aged 2-18, were included in the study and assessed through structured and validated tools including Wechsler scales or Griffiths for cognitive ability, Child Behavior Check List (CBCL), Youth Self Report (YSR) and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for emotional and behavioural features...
March 24, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385173/novel-augmentation-strategies-in-major-depression
#6
Klaus Martiny
Hypothesis The hypotheses of all the four included studies share the common idea that it is possible to augment the effect of antidepressant drug treatment by applying different interventions and with each intervention attain a clinically meaningful better effect compared to a control condition, and with minor side effects, thus improving the short- and medium-term outcome in major depression. Procedures Study design The basic study design has been the double blind randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the light therapy study, all patients were treated with sertraline for the whole of the study duration...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385114/psychological-distress-anger-and-quality-of-life-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-associations-with-biochemical-phenotypical-andsocio-demographic-factors
#7
Lidia Borghi, Daniela Leone, Elena Vegni, Valentina Galiano, Corina Lepadatu, Patrizia Sulpizio, Emanuele Garzia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and psychological disturbances, including anger. To analyze whether the biochemical/phenotypical features of PCOS play a role in the type and severity of psychological disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This case-control study included 30 PCOS patients meeting NIH criteria and 30 non-PCOS women referring to Reproductive Medicine Unit for infertility. Complete clinical and biochemical screening and the self-reported psychological data [Symptom Check List 90-R (SCL-90-R); Short-Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36); and State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2)] were collected...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347296/the-effect-of-postal-questionnaire-burden-on-response-rate-and-answer-patterns-following-admission-to-intensive-care-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#8
Robert Hatch, Duncan Young, Vicki Barber, David A Harrison, Peter Watkinson
BACKGROUND: The effects of postal questionnaire burden on return rates and answers given are unclear following treatment on an intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to establish the effects of different postal questionnaire burdens on return rates and answers given. METHODS: Design: A parallel group randomised controlled trial. We assigned patients by computer-based randomisation to one of two questionnaire packs (Group A and Group B). SETTING: Patients from 26 ICUs in the United Kingdom...
March 27, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340237/pain-and-cognition-in-multiple-sclerosis
#9
R Scherder, N Kant, E Wolf, A C M Pijnenburg, E Scherder
Objective. : The goal of the present study was to examine the relationship between pain and cognition in patients with multiple sclerosis. Design. : Cross-sectional. Setting. : Nursing home and personal environment of the investigators. Subjects. : Two groups of participants were included: 91 patients with multiple sclerosis and 80 matched control participants. Methods. : The level of pain was measured by the following pain scales: Number of Words Chosen-Affective, Colored Analogue Scale for pain intensity and suffering from pain, and the Faces Pain Scale...
March 15, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328110/comorbidity-of-internet-gaming-disorder-and-alcohol-use-disorder-a-focus-on-clinical-characteristics-and-gaming-patterns
#10
Euihyeon Na, Hyeseon Lee, Inyoung Choi, Dai-Jin Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although Internet gaming disorder (IGD), which has been considered as a behavioral addiction in DSM-5, shares core features with alcohol use disorder (AUD), there has been minimal research on the clinical implications of the comorbidity between IGD and AUD. The purpose of this study is to investigate clinical psychopathologies and Internet game usage patterns of IGD, AUD, and their comorbid status. METHODS: Participants (n = 1819) completed a cross-sectional web-based survey...
March 22, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319789/group-schema-therapy-for-personality-disorders-a-pilot-study-for-implementation-in-acute-psychiatric-in-patient-settings
#11
Igor Nenadić, Sina Lamberth, Neele Reiss
Group schema therapy (GST) has been proposed as a novel long-term treatment programme for borderline and cluster C personality disorders. We implemented a short-term GST programme (12-15 sessions, based on the manual by Farrell and Shaw (2012), including both cognitive / behavioural and experiential interventions for in-patients (n=9) with either borderline or cluster C personality disorders (and axis I co-morbidities) treated in a (sub)acute psychiatric in-patient setting. We evaluated pre- and post-treatment self-report of maladaptive and adaptive schema modes (using the SMI) and early maladaptive schemas (YSQ-3), as well as overall symptom severity (brief symptom check list, BSCL-53-S), patient satisfaction (ZUF-8) and group climate and coherence (GCQ-S)...
February 3, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301590/predictors-of-suicide-in-the-patient-population-admitted-to-a-locked-door-psychiatric-acute-ward
#12
Roar Fosse, Wenche Ryberg, Merete Kvalsvik Carlsson, Jan Hammer
OBJECTIVE: No prior study appears to have focused on predictors of suicide in the general patient population admitted to psychiatric acute wards. We used a case-control design to investigate the association between suicide risk factors assessed systematically at admission to a locked-door psychiatric acute ward in Norway and subsequent death by suicide. METHOD: From 2008 to 2013, patients were routinely assessed for suicide risk upon admission to the acute ward with a 17-item check list based on recommendations from the Norwegian Directorate of Health and Social Affairs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285865/application-of-the-strengthening-the-reporting-of-observational-studies-in-epidemiology-strobe-statement-to-publications-on-endoscopic-treatment-for-vesicoureteral-reflux
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M K Farrugia, A J Kirsch
OBJECTIVE: Following an increasing number of submissions on endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), the Journal of Pediatric Urology sought to establish a quality guideline that would enable reviewers to select the best papers for publication in the journal. The "Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology" (STROBE) Statement, established in 2007, is a 22-item checklist designed to assist with clear reporting of observational studies. This checklist includes a description of methodological items and instructions on how to use them to transparently report observational studies...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264365/review-of-i-testudobracon-i-quicke-hymenoptera-braconidae-with-descriptions-of-four-new-species-from-south-india
#14
M Sheeba, A P Ranjith, T C Narendran
The Braconinae is a generically diverse subfamily of Braconidae. The Old World genus Testudobracon Quicke is reviewed and four new species viz., T. athashi Ranjith sp. nov., T. malabaricus Sheeba sp. nov., T. shameeri Ranjith sp. nov. and T. travencorensis Sheeba sp. nov., are described from south India. A check list and key to the world species are provided.
February 16, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253261/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-among-diabetic-patients-at-arbaminch-general-hospital-ethiopia-cross-sectional-study
#15
Yilma Chisha, Wondwossen Terefe, Huruy Assefa, Serawit Lakew
BACKGROUND: Currently 93 million people are estimated as living with diabetic retinopathy worldwide. The prevalence and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy in developed countries have been well documented; but in Ethiopia, data on prevalence and associated factors of diabetic retinopathy is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To determine prevalence and factors associated with development of diabetic retinopathy among diabetic patients at Arbaminch General Hospital, Ethiopia. METHOD: Cross-sectional study design with record review of 400 diabetic patients was conducted at Arbaminch General Hospital from November to January 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242283/blood-venous-sample-collection-recommendations-overview-and-a-checklist-to-improve-quality
#16
REVIEW
Davide Giavarina, Giuseppe Lippi
The extra-analytical phases of the total testing process have substantial impact on managed care, as well as an inherent high risk of vulnerability to errors which is often greater than that of the analytical phase. The collection of biological samples is a crucial preanalytical activity. Problems or errors occurring shortly before, or soon after, this preanalytical step may impair sample quality and characteristics, or else modify the final results of testing. The standardization of fasting requirements, rest, patient position and psychological state of the patient are therefore crucial for mitigating the impact of preanalytical variability...
February 25, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228632/physical-and-psychological-characteristics-of-the-community-dwelling-elderly-with-heart-disease
#17
Takeshi Kera, Hisashi Kawai, Hideyo Yoshida, Hirohiko Hirano, Motonaga Kojima, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kazushige Ihara, Shuichi Obuchi
Objectives Although the survival rates of patients with heart diseases, such as myocardial infarction and heart failure, have increased, the incidence of heart disease in elderly individuals has also increased. We compared characteristics of the community-dwelling elderly with heart diseases (heart disease group) and without heart diseases (non-heart disease group).Methods A total of 758 elderly individuals participated in our survey ("Otassha-kensin") in 2014. The heart disease group (47 men, 28 women) and the non-heart disease group (263 men, 420 women) were selected from among these participants...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222741/the-impact-of-psychological-factors-on-condition-specific-generic-and-individualized-patient-reported-outcomes-in-low-back-pain
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ida Løchting, Andrew M Garratt, Kjersti Storheim, Erik L Werner, Margreth Grotle
BACKGROUND: An individualized patient reported outcome (PRO) has recently been recommended within LBP research, but no study has evaluated this instrument with commonly applied PROs. Moreover, the impact of psychological factors has mostly been assessed for disease-specific instruments. The objective of this study was to assess the predictive value of illness perceptions, pain catastrophizing and psychological distress on 12 month outcomes assessed by specific, generic and individualized PROs recommended in low back pain (LBP)...
February 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209049/5-point-checklist-for-skin-cancer-detection-in-primary-care
#19
Elvira Moscarella, Aimilios Lallas, Caterina Longo, Roberto Alfano, Giuseppe Argenziano
BACKGROUND: Skin cancer screening interventions often relay on the involvement of general practitioners (GPs). Many interventions up to now have been directed to training approaches focusing on the clinical features of skin malignancies to increase GPs skill in skin cancer recognition. METHODS: Based on the available current knowledge about skin cancer epidemiology and risk factors, we built up a 5-point checklist to help GPs in triaging patients to be referred to a dermatologist...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208942/comparing-the-effects-of-agnugol-and-metformin-on-oligomenorrhea-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Arezoo Shayan, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Fatemeh Shobeiri, Shahin Tohidi, Arash Khalili
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy and cause of oligomenorrhea in women. AIM: The present study was conducted with the aim to compare the effect of Agnugol and Metformin drugs on oligomenorrhea in patients with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a clinical trial on 120 women with PCOS and had oligomenorrhea, referring to a gynaecology clinic Fatemieh, Hamadan city, Iran, 2015. Women were randomly divided into 2 groups using permutation blocks (getting the medications Agnugol and Metformin) and were treated with drugs Agnugol and Metformin for 3 months...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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