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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820774/the-experience-of-litigation-from-the-perspective-of-midwives-in-iran
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Akram Peyman, Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Mohammad Esmaeilpour Bandboni, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam
INTRODUCTION: Errors and notices to appear in court are a reality of life for many midwives and exert significant effects on both their professional and personal lives. Given the increasing population policies in place, this study was conducted to examine midwives' experiences of litigation in Iran. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in 2014 using an interpretive phenomenological approach. The interviews were recorded and transcribed and were then analyzed using the Diekelmann method...
July 2017: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820231/interventions-for-treating-persistent-pain-in-survivors-of-torture
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REVIEW
Emma Baird, Amanda C de C Williams, Leslie Hearn, Kirstine Amris
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when they present, and the care available often falls short of their needs. There is a tendency in state and non-governmental organisations' services to focus on mental health, with poor understanding of persistent pain, while survivors may have many other legal, welfare, and social problems that take precedence over health care...
August 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818633/patient-and-caregiver-reported-assessment-tools-for-palliative-care-summary-of-the-2017-ahrq-technical-brief
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Rebecca Aslakson, Sydney M Dy, Renee F Wilson, Julie Waldfogel, Allen Zhang, Sarina R Isenberg, Alex Blair, Joshua Sixon, Karen A Robinson
CONTEXT: Assessment tools are data collection instruments that are completed by or with patients or caregivers and which collect data at the individual patient or caregiver level. OBJECTIVES: To (1) summarize palliative care assessment tools completed by or with patients or caregivers, and (2) identify needs for future tool development and evaluation. METHODS: We completed: (1) a systematic review of systematic reviews; (2) a supplemental search of previous reviews and websites, and/or (3) a targeted search for primary articles when no tools existed in a domain...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816055/pain-in-laboratory-animals-a-possible-confounding-factor
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Lynne U Sneddon
Reducing pain in animals is an ethical and sometimes legal requirement, but how do we assess pain and does it confound data collection?
July 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811049/marijuana-and-cannabinoids-in-esrd-and-earlier-stages-of-ckd
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Joshua L Rein, Christina M Wyatt
Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug in the United States, and legal recreational and medicinal use has gained public acceptance during the last decade. Twenty-nine US states have established medical marijuana programs, 8 of which have also legalized recreational marijuana, and Canada is expected to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018. Advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are chronic conditions with significant associated morbidity and mortality. Patients experience substantial symptom burden that is frequently undertreated due to adverse medication side effects...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801004/the-palliative-care-journey-in-kenya-and-uganda
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Emmanuel S Kamonyo
Palliative care is "an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. This update is aimed at examining palliative care development/achievements and challenges in Kenya and Uganda and the role of various actors in palliative care establishment in the region...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791081/is-the-late-mandibular-fracture-from-third-molar-extraction-a-risk-towards-malpractice-case-report-with-the-analysis-of-ethical-and-legal-aspects
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Weuler Dos Santos Silva, Rubens Jorge Silveira, Michelle Gouveia Benicio de Araujo Andrade, Ademir Franco, Rhonan Ferreira Silva
OBJECTIVES: The present study reports a case of late mandibular fracture due to third molar extraction and highlights the inherent clinical, ethical and legal aspects related to this surgical complication. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A female patient underwent surgical procedure for the extraction of the mandibular right third molar. Two days after the surgery the patient reported pain and altered occlusion in the right side of the mandible. After clinical and radiographic re-examination, the diagnosis of late mandibular fracture was established...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781019/reported-litigation-associated-with-primary-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Steven L Bokshan, Roy J Ruttiman, John M DePasse, Lee E Rubin, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND: Greater than 75% of arthroplasty surgeons report having been the subject of a malpractice lawsuit. Despite this, few studies have analyzed the causes of litigation following total joint arthroplasty in the United States. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of malpractice lawsuits following total hip and knee arthroplasty using VerdictSearch, a database encompassing legal cases compiled from February 1988 to May 2015. Complications leading to litigation were categorized and assessed for patient, surgeon, and lawsuit factors...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780239/-it-is-just-like-having-a-period-with-back-pain-exploring-women-s-experiences-with-community-based-distribution-of-misoprostol-for-early-abortion-on-the-thailand-burma-border
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Ellen Tousaw, Sweet Naw Hser Gay Moo, Grady Arnott, Angel M Foster
INTRODUCTION: The lack of economic development and longstanding conflict in Burma have led to mass population displacement. Unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion are common and contribute to maternal death and disability. In 2011, stakeholders operating along the Thailand-Burma border established a community-based distribution program of misoprostol for early abortion, with the aim of providing safe and free abortion care in this low-resource and legally-restricted setting. METHODS: We conducted 16 in-depth, in-person interviews with women from Burma residing on both sides of the border who accessed misoprostol through the community-based distribution initiative...
August 3, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719091/multimodal-analgesia-as-an-alternative-to-the-risks-of-opioid-monotherapy-in-surgical-pain-management
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John J Savarese, Norman G Tabler
Clinicians have long been aware of the danger of overreliance on opioids to manage acute pain, such as the pain accompanying surgery. The risk of adverse drug events is higher with opioids than with any other common class of drugs. Overreliance on opioids increases length of stay and hospital costs, while decreasing patient satisfaction. Opioids can lead to problems that continue well after discharge, including chronic pain, abuse and addiction, and even death. Increasingly, prescribed opioids have proved to lead to heroin addiction...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682757/-forensic-examination-of-sexual-assault-victims-medical-aspects-and-associations-with-the-legal-outcomes
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M Kolopp, E Delbaere-Crespo, C Lecossec, F Guillet-May, H Coudane, L Martrille
OBJECTIVES: To describe the medical and legal characteristics of sexual assault victims and to highlight which aspects of the medical examination may be associated with a conviction of the alleged offender. METHODS: This study included all women who consulted to the center for the victims of sexual assault in Nancy between 2008 and 2012 and who filed a complaint. Associations were evaluated with a logistic regression trying to explain the presence of a conviction at the end of the legal proceeding...
March 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681709/current-trends-in-disability-claims-due-to-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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REVIEW
Vittorio Schweiger, Giovanna Del Balzo, Dario Raniero, Domenico De Leo, Alvise Martini, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Enrico Polati
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) affects 0.4-8% of the general population predominantly in the female population with a F:M ratio of 3-9:1. It is characterised by persistent widespread pain and other associated clinical conditions such as chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD), sleep disorders and cognitive impairment. FMS diagnosis at present is purely clinical because no medical or laboratory examinations are able to identify it with certainty. FMS is not fully recognised worldwide, and patients often do not receive the treatment and disability benefits planned for other chronic diseases even though it gives rise to a very significant social burden due to direct and indirect healthcare costs and the loss of productivity and work...
May 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666699/perioperative-pain-management-an-update-for-obstetrician-gynecologists
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REVIEW
Georgine Lamvu, Jessica Feranec, Emily Blanton
The opioid epidemic in the United States is unprecedented and continues to worsen. Many opioid abusers obtain their pills through legitimate prescriptions, directly or indirectly, from a medical provider. While practitioners have a responsibility to treat pain, it is now becoming clear that aggressive opioid prescription practices contribute to an epidemic of abuse. The medical community has to balance the unintended consequences of opioid misuse and abuse with the need to provide adequate pain control. Additionally, providers are being held accountable by the legal system and professional organizations for their prescribing practices...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648162/-treatment-of-acute-pain-in-opioid-addicts
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Henrik Rindom, Jette Højsted, Nina Brünés
The challenge of managing acute pain in opioid-addicted patients is a question of fully understanding the pharmacological effects of the illegal drugs and to prevent overdosing or withdrawal symptoms. It requires a thorough knowledge of the patient's daily consumption of legal and illegal drugs and an understanding obtained through an accepting and empathetic communication with the patient. Substitution management aims to prevent opioid withdrawal symptoms and is not a means of managing pain. When planning the pain management the patient must receive at least 25% of the daily methadone dose, recalculated into equipotent substitute morphine...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641572/a-child-with-hypertension-and-ambiguous-genitalia-an-uncommon-variant-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-report
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Vivek Pant, Suman Baral, Bishal Shrestha, Arjun Tumbapo
BACKGROUND: Deficiency in 11β-hydroxylase as a cause of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is uncommon. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of hypertension with virilization in any prepubescent child. CASE PRESENTATION: A 12-year-old Asian boy from eastern Nepal presented with pain in his abdomen and hypertension. He was raised as a male but had absent testicles since birth and had precocious puberty. Plasma testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone were below baseline level...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635020/fentanyl-novel-derivative-related-deaths
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Arianna Giorgetti, Carmela Centola, Raffaele Giorgetti
OBJECTIVE: Fentanyl (FEN) is a potent, synthetic narcotic used as an anaesthetic and a pain reliever, but also illegally manufactured. For diversion purpose, it is being steadily modified to produce new analogous compounds and derivatives (FENS), categorised as novel psychoactive substances. While potential FEN abuse is already known, even in the absence of a clear lethal dosage, there is still a shortage of data on its derivatives. METHODS: A literature review of FENS-related deaths was performed, to better understand potential damage and future perspectives of FEN congeners...
May 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627924/clusters-of-financially-incentivized-chronic-pain-patients-using-the-minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-restructured-form-mmpi-2-rf
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Luis E Aguerrevere, Matthew R Calamia, Kevin W Greve, Kevin J Bianchini, Kelly L Curtis, Veronica Ramirez
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) has been shown to have clinical utility in the assessment of individuals with chronic pain (e.g., predicting surgical outcomes). The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales in profiling patients with chronic pain who had external financial incentive (e.g., workers' compensation claims) and determine the associations between Validity Scale response patterns and important outcomes. Cluster analysis identified 2 similarly sized clusters of patients with very different MMPI-2-RF profiles...
June 19, 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605305/attitudes-toward-medical-cannabis-legalization-among-serbian-medical-students
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Isidora Vujcic, Aleksandar Pavlovic, Eleonora Dubljanin, Jadranka Maksimovic, Aleksandra Nikolic, Sandra Sipetic-Grujicic
BACKGROUND: Currently, medical cannabis polices are experiencing rapid changes, and an increasing number of nations around the world legalize medical cannabis for certain groups of patients, including those in Serbia. OBJECTIVES: To determine medical students' attitudes toward medical cannabis legalization and to examine the factors influencing their attitudes. METHODS: Fourth-year medical students at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, had participated in a cross-sectional study...
June 12, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561731/pain-and-opioids-in-cancer-care-benefits-risks-and-alternatives
#19
Mike Bennett, Judith A Paice, Mark Wallace
Pain remains common in the setting of malignancy, occurring as a consequence of cancer and its treatment. Several high-quality studies confirm that more than 50% of all patients with cancer experience moderate to severe pain. The prevalence of pain in cancer survivors is estimated to be 40%, while close to two-thirds of those with advanced disease live with pain. Progress has occurred in the management of cancer pain, yet undertreatment persists. Additionally, new challenges are threatening these advances. These challenges are numerous and include educational deficits, time restraints, and limited access to all types of care...
2017: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549263/prevalence-reasons-perceived-effects-and-correlates-of-medical-marijuana-use-a-review
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REVIEW
Ji-Yeun Park, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in some U.S. states and other jurisdictions, such as Canada, and Israel. Despite the widespread legalization of medical marijuana globally, there is limited information on patterns and correlates of medical marijuana use (MMU). We conducted a literature review to assess prevalence, reasons, perceived effects, and correlates of MMU among adolescents and adults. METHODS: We searched peer-reviewed articles in English between January 1996 and August 2016 from several databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) using different combinations of keywords...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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