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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775918/determining-gender-by-taking-measurements-from-magnetic-resonance-images-of-the-patella
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Hacer Yasar Teke, Özge Ünlütürk, Elif Günaydin, Semra Duran, Sait Özsoy
BACKGROUND: A key step in making a positive identification in forensic medicine is the establishment of a biological profile, which involves determining factors such as gender, age, ancestry, and stature. The goal of this study was to determine if gender could be established by taking various measurements of the patella taken from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images and analyzing the variations by gender. METHODS: The sample group consisted of 220 patients (110 male and 110 female) whose patella were measured using MRI images of their left knee...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774381/incidence-of-major-hemorrhage-after-aggressive-image-guided-liver-mass-biopsy-in-the-era-of-individualized-medicine
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James H Boyum, Thomas D Atwell, Darci J Wall, Aaron S Mansfield, Sarah E Kerr, Tina M Gunderson, Kandelaria M Rumilla, Adam J Weisbrod, A Nicholas Kurup
PURPOSE: To analyze a large volume of image-guided liver mass biopsies to assess for an increased incidence of major hemorrhage after aggressive liver mass sampling, and to determine if coaxial technique reduces major hemorrhage rate. METHODS: Patients who underwent image-guided liver mass biopsy over a 15-year period (December 7, 2001-September 22, 2016) were retrospectively identified. An aggressive biopsy was defined as a biopsy event in which ≥ 4 core needle passes were performed...
May 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770054/new-vaccine-administration-practice-recommendations-from-the-canadian-immunization-guide
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C Jensen, D Moore, C Mah, O Baclic, S Marchant-Short
Background: The Canadian Immunization Guide (CIG) is published online by the Public Health Agency of Canada and summarizes guidance on vaccines for human use into a single resource. Chapters are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. Vaccine administration is a critical part of any immunization program. Recently, the CIG chapter on vaccine administration practices was updated. Objective: To provide highlights of recent changes to the Vaccine Administration Practices chapter of the CIG...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768945/pharmacist-impact-on-treatment-intensification-and-hemoglobin-a-1c-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-at-an-academic-health-center
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Kevin Cowart, Karen Sando
BACKGROUND: Achievement of treatment goals for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is suboptimal. This is in part driven by a lack of treatment intensification when warranted, termed "clinical inertia." OBJECTIVES: To investigate time to treatment intensification and changes in A1C among pharmacist-physician managed (PPM) patients compared to usual medical care (UMC) in patients with T2DM. METHODS: Retrospective matched cohort study at 2 academic family medicine clinics...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764465/traditional-knowledge-and-cultural-importance-of-borassus-aethiopum-mart-in-benin-interacting-effects-of-socio-demographic-attributes-and-multi-scale-abundance
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Kolawolé Valère Salako, Francisco Moreira, Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon, Frédéric Tovissodé, Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo, Romain Lucas Glèlè Kakaï
BACKGROUND: Eliciting factors affecting distribution of traditional knowledge (TK) and cultural importance of plant resources is central in ethnobiology. Socio-demographic attributes and ecological apparency hypothesis (EAH) have been widely documented as drivers of TK distribution, but their synergistic effect is poorly documented. Here, we focused on Borassus aethiopum, a socio-economic important agroforestry palm in Africa, analyzing relationships between the number of use-reports and cultural importance on one hand, and informant socio-demographic attributes (age category and gender) on the other hand, considering the EAH at multi-scale contexts...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762795/addressing-racism-in-medical-education-an-interactive-training-module
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Tanya White-Davis, Jennifer Edgoose, Joedrecka S Brown Speights, Kathryn Fraser, Jeffrey M Ring, Jessica Guh, George W Saba
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Education of health care clinicians on racial and ethnic disparities has primarily focused on emphasizing statistics and cultural competency, with minimal attention to racism. Learning about racism and unconscious processes provides skills that reduce bias when interacting with minority patients. This paper describes the responses to a relationship-based workshop and toolkit highlighting issues that medical educators should address when teaching about racism in the context of pernicious health disparities...
May 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759656/well-being-among-emergency-medicine-resident-physicians-results-from-the-abem-longitudinal-study-of-emergency-medicine-residents
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Debra G Perina, Catherine A Marco, Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Terry Kowalenko, Mary M Johnston, Anne Harvey
BACKGROUND: The Longitudinal Study of Emergency Medicine Residents (LSEMR) conducted by the American Board of Emergency Medicine queries a randomized cohort of emergency medicine (EM) residents. It is designed to identify residents' perceptions of their training, sources of stress, well-being level, and career choice satisfaction over time. OBJECTIVES: This study utilizes LSEMR to identify resident well-being levels, career satisfaction, factors producing stress, and whether a specific cohort is more stressed than the overall respondent group...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759267/drug-induced-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-ventilatory-impairment
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Ludger Grote
This article describes current knowledge about drug entities that have the potential to induce, aggravate, or modify sleep-disordered breathing. The drug effects on sleep-disordered breathing may vary by patient age, gender, and comorbidity. In general, the clinical relevance of drug-induced sleep-disordered breathing is increasing in sleep medicine and the evidence in the field is growing in parallel.
June 2018: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755757/need-to-improve-awareness-and-treatment-compliance-in-high-risk-patients-for-diabetic-complications-in-nepal
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Raju P Sapkota, Tirthalal Upadhyaya, Govind Gurung, Mike Parker, Rajiv Raman, Shahina Pardhan
Objective/introduction: It is known that knowledge, awareness, and practice influence diabetic control. We compared factors pertaining to healthy lifestyle (exercising, avoiding smoking), self-help (attending appointments, following treatment regimens), and diabetic awareness in high-risk patients for diabetic complications, specifically, those on insulin versus non-insulin treatment, and also those with a longer diabetic duration (≥5 years) versus a shorter duration. Methods: 200 consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes (52...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755352/the-problem-of-benzodiazepine-use-and-its-extent-in-the-driver-population-a-population-based-registry-study
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Francisco Herrera-Gómez, Eduardo Gutierrez-Abejón, Paloma Criado-Espegel, F Javier Álvarez
Background: Benzodiazepines are driving-impairing medicines (DIM). This study presents current consumption of dispensed benzodiazepines in the Spanish general population, with a focus in pattern of use and concomitant medicines consumed with. Methods: A population-based registry study was carried out to assess the year-2016 granted benzodiazepines dispensation in Castile and León. Weighting was performed to obtain the adjusted benzodiazepine consumption for licensed drivers according to age and gender using our national drivers' license census data...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755228/effect-of-1-week-yoga-based-residential-program-on-cardiovascular-variables-of-hypertensive-patients-a-comparative-study
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Kashinath G Metri, Balaram Pradhan, Amit Singh, H R Nagendra
Introduction: Hypertension (HTN) is an important public health concern and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Yoga is a form of mind-body medicine shown to be effective in controlling blood pressure (BP) and reduces cardiac risk factors in HTN. Integrated approach of Yoga therapy (IAYT) is a residential yoga-based lifestyle intervention proven to be beneficial in several health conditions. Aim: To study the efficacy of 1 week of residential IAYT intervention on cardiovascular parameters in hypertensive patients...
May 2018: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751892/temporal-trends-in-physical-violence-gender-differences-and-spatial-vulnerability-of-the-location-of-victim-s-residences
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Gigliana Maria Sobral Cavalcante, Ítalo de Macedo Bernardino, Lorena Marques da Nóbrega, Raquel Conceição Ferreira, Efigênia Ferreira E Ferreira, Sérgio d'Avila
The aim of study was to describe trends in physical violence among Brazilian victims and investigate spatial vulnerability of the location of victim's residences. This study performed an ecological-level longitudinal analysis, examining violence rates over 4 years. Cases of 4795 victims of physical aggression attended at a Center of Legal Medicine were investigated. Trend analysis was used to evaluate the data, with the creation of polynomial regression models (p < 0.05). Violence rates showed significant temporal variations according to sociodemographic characteristics of victims (p < 0...
June 2018: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751721/-analysis-of-adverse-reactions-factors-to-danhong-injection-nested-case-control-study-by-using-hospital-centralized-monitoring-data
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Meng-Meng Ji, Chun-Xiao Li, Jin-Fa Tang, Qing-Li Zhang, Tao Xu, Ya-Nan Yu, Jun Liu, Wei Yang, Wei-Bin Yang, Zhong Wang, Zhi-Wei Jing, Xue-Lin Li
To study the adverse reactions' factors to Danhong injection in the real world. A multi-center, large sample and prospective hospital centralized monitoring method was adopted, and 30 888 cases of Danhong injection from 37 national 3A hospitals were collected to carry out a nested case control design study. These cases were divided into adverse reaction group and non-adverse group. Single factor logistic regression and multiple factor logistic regression were used to analyze data, and investigate the correlation between adverse reaction and gender, allergy history, methods of administration, and combined drug use...
April 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748452/influence-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-recurrent-headache
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Francesco Maria Passali, Maria Carla Spinosi, Giulia Mignacco, Cemal Cingi, Hugo Anibal Rodriguez, Desiderio Passali
INTRODUCTION: Migraine and allergies are a common occurrence. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between respiratory allergy and migraine in childhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We screened 800 children for headache and its characteristics. After that we investigated the presence of allergy performing prick tests, rhinoscopy, endoscopy, rhinomanometry, cytology and mucociliary clearance tests. RESULTS: Out of 800 children screened, 96 suffered from headache...
April 30, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747663/the-lipid-lowering-effects-of-danhong-and-huangqi-injections-a-meta-analysis-of-clinical-controlled-trials
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Liuqin Yu, Chunyang Zhou, Zhi Luo, Wei Zeng, Feiya Lai, Gangjie Han, Yongyan Song
BACKGROUND: Dyslipidaemia is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). Danhong and Huangqi injections, two traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions, have been widely studied regarding their lipid-lowering properties. However, the results were inconsistent and inconclusive. Thus, we conducted this meta-analysis of clinical controlled trials to clarify the lipid-lowering effects of Danhong and Huangqi injections. METHODS: The databases including PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Wanfang Database, CNKI and VIP were searched...
May 10, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745438/high-exposure-compared-to-standard-exposure-to-metoclopramide-has-a-higher-risk-of-parkinsonism-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Shin-Chia Tsai, Shiow-Yunn Sheu, Li-Nien Chien, Hsin-Chien Lee, Eunice Jia-Shiow Yuan, Rey-Yue Yuan
AIMS: We conducted a cohort study utilizing a nationwide health insurance database to assess European Medicines Agency's restrictions on using metoclopramide and its association with risk of parkinsonism. METHODS: New oral metoclopramide users aged ≥20 years, and age-, gender-matched non-users were recruited in 2001-2011. Users were divided into high-exposure (dose >30 mg/day and/or duration >5 days) and standard-exposure (dose ≤30 mg/day and duration ≤5 days) groups...
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738009/serotonin-and-serotonin-transporter-levels-in-autistic-children
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Haidar A Abdulamir, Omar F Abdul-Rasheed, Emad A Abdulghani
OBJECTIVES: To assess the possible correlation between serotonin and serotonin transporter (SERT) with the autism severity and investigate the association between these parameters in autistic children to assess their possible role for diagnosis of autism severity. METHODS: A comparative cross-sectional study was carried out in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq while the samples were taken from 60 male autistic children recruited to the Department of Pediatrics at Al-Sader Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq between November 2014 amd April 2015...
May 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736897/the-normalization-of-intersex-bodies-and-othering-of-intersex-identities-in-australia
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EDITORIAL
Morgan Carpenter
Once described as hermaphrodites and later as intersex people, individuals born with intersex variations are routinely subject to so-called "normalizing" medical interventions, often in childhood. Opposition to such practices has been met by attempts to discredit critics and reasserted clinical authority over the bodies of women and men with "disorders of sex development." However, claims of clinical consensus have been selectively constructed and applied and lack evidence. Limited transparency and lack of access to justice have helped to perpetuate forced interventions...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731610/treatment-adherence-among-adult-hypertensive-patients-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study-in-primary-care-in-romania
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Ioan Tilea, Dorina Petra, Septimiu Voidazan, Elena Ardeleanu, Andreea Varga
Purpose: This study was performed to elucidate the level of adherence to antihypertensive treatment in adult subjects attending a family medicine clinic in a city in central Romania. Patients and methods: A cross-sectional, retrospective study was performed on a cohort of hypertensive adults. A total of 525 participants were selected from 1,714 adults attending a single urban family medicine practice. Assessment of adherence to therapy was performed by a chart review of prescription and clinical records over a 4-year study period...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728284/emergency-department-visits-for-work-related-injuries
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Allison Tadros, Melinda Sharon, Nicholas Chill, Shane Dragan, Jeremy Rowell, Shelley Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Work-related injuries are commonly seen in the emergency department (ED). This study sought to analyze characteristics of ED patient visits that were billed under workers' compensation. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of visits during 2015 that were billed under workers' compensation at an academic ED. The following variables were collected: age, gender, mechanism of injury/exposure, diagnoses, imaging performed, specialty consultation, operative requirement, follow-up specialty, and ED disposition...
April 25, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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