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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355731/human-babesiosis-in-southeast-china-a-case-report
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Shanshan Huang, Lingling Zhang, Linong Yao, Jie Li, Hui Chen, Qingxiang Ni, Chenwei Pan, Lingxiang Jin
A 60-year-old female patient living in southeastern China presented with persistent fever, chills, night sweats, fatigue and dizziness for 12 days. Blood tests showed neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and active hemolytic anemia with elevated C-reactive protein. Broad spectrum antibiotics for a possible diagnosis of sepsis were administered without any response. Malaria was diagnosed initially after visualizing intraerythrocytic ring shaped parasites in bone marrow and blood smears. The region the patient lived in was an area of unstable endemicity for Plasmodium falciparum...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355592/down-regulation-of-inwardly-rectifying-k-currents-in-astrocytes-derived-from-patients-with-monge-s-disease
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Wei Wu, Hang Yao, Helen W Zhao, Juan Wang, Gabriel G Haddad
Chronic mountain sickness (CMS) or Monge's disease is a disease in highlanders. These patients have a variety of neurologic symptoms such as migraine, mental fatigue, confusion, dizziness, loss of appetite, memory loss and neuronal degeneration. The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying CMS neuropathology is not understood. In the previous study, we demonstrated that neurons derived from CMS patients' fibroblasts have a decreased expression and altered gating properties of voltage-gated sodium channel...
January 17, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355429/the-effects-of-post-traumatic-depression-on-cognition-pain-fatigue-and-headache-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-thematic-review
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R G Kumar, S Gao, S B Juengst, A K Wagner, A Fabio
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic depression (PTD) is one of the most common secondary complications to develop after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, it rarely manifests singularly, and often co-occurs with other common TBI impairments. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this thematic review is to evaluate studies examining the relationships between PTD and cognition, fatigue, pain, and headache among individuals with moderate-to-severe TBI. RESULTS: We reviewed 16 studies examining the relationship between PTD and cognition (five articles), fatigue (five articles), pain (four articles), and headache (two articles)...
January 22, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355120/task-rotation-in-an-underground-coal-mine-a-pilot-study
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Olivia F Jones, Carole L James
BACKGROUND: Task rotation is used to decrease the risk of workplace injuries and improve work satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility, benefits and challenges of implementing a task rotation schedule within an underground coalmine in NSW, Australia. METHODS: A mixed method case control pilot study with the development and implementation of a task rotation schedule for 6 months with two work crews. A questionnaire including The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, The Need for Recovery after Work Scale, and The Australian WHOQOL- BREF Australian Edition was used to survey workers at baseline, 3 and 6 months...
January 18, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355118/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-a-prospective-investigation-examining-individual-factors-impacting-employment-status-among-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-ms
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Lauren B Strober, Nancy Chiaravalloti, John DeLuca
BACKGROUND: Rates of unemployment among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) are as high as 80%. While several factors for such high rates of unemployment have been identified, they do not account for the majority of the variance. OBJECTIVE: This study examines person-specific factors such as personality and coping, which may better account for individuals leaving the workforce. METHOD: Forty individuals with MS (20 considering reducing work hours or leaving the workforce and 20 remaining employed) were matched on age, gender, education, disease duration, and disease course, and administered a comprehensive survey of factors purported to be related to employment status...
January 19, 2018: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355072/topiramate-induced-chest-pain-a-case-report
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Jared L Ostroff, Jessica N LeClair Barnet, Marissa L Ostroff, Corey S Laskey
BACKGROUND: Topiramate, an anticonvulsant used for prophylaxis of migraines and epilepsy, is commonly associated with adverse effects of cognitive dulling and fatigue. Chest pain is a potential adverse effect that to our knowledge has not been reported with the use of topiramate. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 38-year-old female with a seizure disorder who experienced chest pain after the first dose of topiramate. On day 1, she presented to the emergency department, was admitted, and over the course of 3 days had a chest X-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG), and echocardiogram, and her vitals, basic metabolic panel, complete blood counts, troponin, and d-dimer levels were monitored...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354998/-effects-of-heat-sensitive-moxibustion-on-hpa-axis-in-rats-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Haifeng Zhang, Fangshen Xie, Hongbin Gong, Hui Huang, Shutao Chen, Mingfei Kang, Yong Fu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of heat-sensitive moxibustion on corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and corticosterone (CORT) in rats with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and to explore the possible mechanism of heat-sensitive moxibustion on IBS. METHODS: According to random number table, 56 SD male rats were randomly divided into a blank group (n=8), a model group (n=8), a moxibustion group (n=32), and a mifepristone group (RU-486 group, n=8)...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354991/-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-treated-with-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jinxia Li, Jingjun Xie, Zhongqiang Pan, Xiaoqing Guo, Ye Li, Ruiyang Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical therapeutic effects and safety of chronic fatigue syndrome treated with transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on the conception vessel and the governor vessel. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients of chronic fatigue syndrome were randomized into an observation group (46 cases) and a control group (43 cases). In the observation group, TEAS was applied at Dazhui (GV 14) and Mingmen (GV 4), Shenque (CV 8) and Guanyuan (CV 4) [the current intensity: (14±2) mA]...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354956/-chaihu-longgu-muli-decoction-combined-with-acupuncture-at-back-shu-points-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Yuangang Qi, Shoujiang Song, Zhiqiang Dou, Jin Chen, Guiying He, Lijun Zhang, Jincheng Yao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect difference between Chaihu Longgu Muli decoction combined with acupuncture at back-shu points and simple Chaihu Longgu Muli decoction for chronic fatigue syndrome. METHODS: Sixty patients were randomly assigned into an herbal group and a combination group, 30 cases in each one. Simple Chaihu Longgu Muli decoction was used in the herbal group for continuous one month, one decoction a day. Based on that in the herbal group, 30 min acupuncture was used in the combination group at bilateral Xinshu (BL 15), Feishu (BL 13), Pishu (BL 20), Ganshu (BL 18) and Shenshu (BL 23), with acupoints according to syndrome differentiation...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354748/spondylolisthesis-with-spondylolysis-in-a-17-month-old-a-case-report
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Marc O'Donnell, William F Lavelle, Mike H Sun
Spondylolysis is frequently seen in adolescents, typically at the L5 vertebral level. While there may be a congenital predisposition for spondylolysis, it has long been suggested that the defect results from a fatigue or stress fracture of the pars interarticularis. Spondylolisthesis may result from a bilateral spondylolytic defect and is frequently asymptomatic. There is a paucity of literature on infant and toddler spondylolysis, as the focus is primarily on school-aged children, typically those over ten years of age...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354617/depression-and-quality-of-life-among-postmenopausal-women-in-bangladesh-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mamun Ibn Bashar, Kawsar Ahmed, Muhammad Shahin Uddin, Farzana Ahmed, Abdullah-Al Emran, Aditi Chakraborty
Objectives: The aims of the research are to examine the problems of abnormal menopausal women: the relationship between depression and menopausal-specific quality of life (MENQOL)-symptoms among postmenopausal women; the association of MENQOL-symptoms between pre- and postmenopausal female society in Bangladeshi real community. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 435 women of Tangail, aged (≥ 17) years, using a structured questionnaire where is inaacluded the information of MENQOL and one of the main outcomes "depression" is measured by beck depression inventory...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353818/safety-of-axitinib-and-sorafenib-monotherapy-for-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
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Fei Qin, Hao Yu, Chang-Rong Xu, Hui-Hui Chen, Jian-Ling Bai
We sought to investigate safety of axitinib or sorafenib in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients and compare toxicity of these two vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitors. Databases of PubMed and Embase were searched. We included phase II and III prospective trials, as well as retrospective studies, in which patients diagnosed with RCC were treated with axitinib or sorafenib monotherapy at a starting dose of 5 mg and 400 mg twice daily, respectively. The overall incidence of high grade hypertension, fatigue, gastrointestinal toxicity and hand-foot syndrome, along with their 95% confidence intervals (CI), were calculated using fixed- or random- effects model according to heterogeneity test results...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353489/racial-and-socioeconomic-disparities-in-the-symptom-reporting-of-persons-living-with-hiv
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Rebecca Schnall, Karolynn Siegel, Haomiao Jia, Susan Olender, Sabina Hirshfield
Persons living with HIV (PLWH) today can survive decades with the disease, making the symptom experience much more relevant to their lifestyle and health outcomes. The goal of the research reported here was to assess the symptom reporting of PLWH in the Unites States (US) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) age of the epidemic. We conducted an anonymous online survey of symptomatic PLWH in the US and asked participants to report the frequency and intensity of 28 frequently occurring symptoms in the past 30 days...
January 22, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353396/the-differences-in-the-assessments-of-side-effects-at-an-oncology-outpatient-clinic
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A Bayraktar-Ekincioglu, E Kucuk
Background There is a growing interest in the use of targeted and immunotherapies in oncology. However, the assessment of side effects can be different due to interpretation of patients' health status by healthcare professionals in oncology outpatient clinics. Objective To demonstrate the differences in the assessments of side effects conducted independently by a clinical pharmacist and nurses in patients who receive targeted therapies at an oncology outpatient clinic. Setting The study was conducted at the University Oncology Hospital in an outpatient clinic from October 2015 to March 2016...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353357/heath-risk-among-pesticide-sellers-in-bamenda-cameroon-and-peripheral-areas
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Jean Sonchieu, Edouard Nantia Akono, Cheche Tanwi Ngwamitang, Benoït Martin Ngassoum
In Bamenda and peripheral zones, studies have been focused on the effects of pesticides on farmers (pesticide users) while nothing has been done to assess the exposure of sellers to pesticides. This study aimed at evaluating the exposure of pesticide sellers in the same area. Thirty-two questionnaires were administered to 32 pesticide sellers systematically selected, and chi-square was used for statistical analysis. From each shop, a respondent was chosen among the workers according to its daily time spent in the workplace...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353138/competitive-swimmers-with-hypermobility-have-strength-and-fatigue-deficits-in-shoulder-medial-rotation
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Behnam Liaghat, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Thomas Frydendal, Camilla Marie Larsen, Karen Søgaard, Aki Ilkka Tapio Salo
Generalised Joint Hypermobility including shoulder hypermobility (GJHS) in swimmers is considered an intrinsic risk factor for shoulder injuries. The aim was to investigate the association of GJHS with shoulder strength, fatigue development and muscle activity during swimming-related shoulder rotations. Totally, 38 competitive swimmers (aged 13-17 years) participated, 19 were competitive swimmers with GJHS and 19 were age, sex and club matched swimmers without GJHS. Concentric isokinetic force in medial and lateral rotations were measured at 60°/s (5 repetitions) and 180°/s (10 repetitions)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352836/implementation-of-the-integrated-palliative-care-outcome-scale-in-acute-care-settings-a-feasibility-study
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Susanne Lind, J Sandberg, T Brytting, C J Fürst, L Wallin
OBJECTIVE: Although hospitals have been described as inadequate place for end-of-life care, many deaths still occur in hospital settings. Although patient-reported outcome measures have shown positive effects for patients in need of palliative care, little is known about how to implement them. We aimed to explore the feasibility of a pilot version of an implementation strategy for the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) in acute care settings. METHOD: A strategy, including information, training, and facilitation to support the use of IPOS, was developed and carried out at three acute care units...
January 21, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352676/cardiorespiratory-dynamics-of-rescuers-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-hypoxic-environment
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Tomonobu Sato, Tomonori Takazawa, Masahiro Inoue, Yasunori Tada, Takashi Suto, Masaru Tobe, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVE: We had previously experienced a case involving prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Mt. Fuji (3776 m), demanding strenuous work by the rescuers. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of compression-only and conventional CPR on oxygen saturation of rescuers in a hypoxemic environment. METHODS: Changes in percutaneous arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate during CPR action were measured in a hypobaric chamber with barometric pressure adjusted to be equivalent to 3700 m above sea level (630-640 hPa)...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351864/prolonging-the-response-movement-inhibits-the-feed-forward-motor-program-in-the-sustained-attention-to-response-task
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Kyle M Wilson, Neil R de Joux, Kristin M Finkbeiner, Paul N Russell, Jenny R Retzler, William S Helton
Despite widespread use in clinical and experimental contexts, debate continues over whether or not the Sustained Attention to Response Task (SART) successfully measures sustained attention. Altering physical aspects of the response movement required to SART stimuli may help identify whether performance is a better measure of perceptual decoupling, or response strategies and motor inhibition. Participants completed a SART where they had to manually move a mouse cursor to respond to stimuli, and another SART where this extra movement was not required, as in a typical SART...
January 16, 2018: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351819/patient-reported-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treated-with-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy
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Jennifer Pallansch, Yiping Li, James Bena, Lu Wang, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Although continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is regarded as the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults, outcomes in older patients are limited. This study examines the effect of CPAP therapy in older adults with OSA (older than 60 years) compared to younger adults (age 18 to 60 years) to inform the current standard of practice. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study with a convenience sample to compare responses to CPAP treatment in older versus younger adults with OSA using validated, patient-reported outcomes (PROs)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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