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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138192/prospective-daily-diary-study-reporting-of-any-and-all-symptoms-in-healthy-adults-in-pakistan-prevalence-and-response
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Mudassir Anwar, James A Green, Pauline Norris, Nadeem Irfan Bukhari
OBJECTIVES: Prevalence of symptoms in everyday life and how people respond to these symptoms is little studied outside Western culture and developed countries. We sought to use modified diary methods to explore the prevalence of and responses to symptoms in Pakistan. DESIGN: Prospective daily survey of symptoms and response. SETTING: 8 cities across four provinces in Pakistan. PARTICIPANTS: Stratified intercept in each city to recruit 153 participants of which 151 completed...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129740/survey-on-neonatal-end-of-life-comfort-care-guidelines-across-america
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Shelly Haug, Sara Farooqi, Christopher G Wilson, Andrew Hopper, Grace Oei, Brian Carter
CONTEXT: Infants of age < 1 year have the highest mortality rate in pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published guidelines for palliative care in 2013, however, significant variation persists among local protocols addressing neonatal comfort care at the end-of-life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate current neonatal EOL comfort care practices and clinician satisfaction across America METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval (516005), an anonymous, electronic survey was sent to members of the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129583/identification-of-atopic-dermatitis-subgroups-in-children-from-two-longitudinal-birth-cohorts
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Lavinia Paternoster, Olga E M Savenije, Jon Heron, David M Evans, Judith M Vonk, Bert Brunekreef, Alet H Wijga, A John Henderson, Gerard H Koppelman, Sara J Brown
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a prevalent disease with variable natural history. Longitudinal birth cohort studies provide an opportunity to define subgroups based on disease trajectories, which may represent different genetic and environmental pathomechanisms. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the existence of distinct longitudinal phenotypes of AD and test whether these findings are reproducible in two independent cohorts. METHODS: The presence of AD was examined in two birth cohort studies including 9,894 children from the UK (ALSPAC) and 3,652 from the Netherlands (PIAMA)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127232/epidemiology-of-hypertension-in-northern-tanzania-a-community-based-mixed-methods-study
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Sophie W Galson, Catherine A Staton, Francis Karia, Kajiru Kilonzo, Joseph Lunyera, Uptal D Patel, Julian T Hertz, John W Stanifer
INTRODUCTION: Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly vulnerable to the growing global burden of hypertension, but epidemiological studies are limited and barriers to optimal management are poorly understood. Therefore, we undertook a community-based mixed-methods study in Tanzania to investigate the epidemiology of hypertension and barriers to care. METHODS: In Northern Tanzania, between December 2013 and June 2015, we conducted a mixed-methods study, including a cross-sectional household epidemiological survey and qualitative sessions of focus groups and in-depth interviews...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122047/antipsychotic-polypharmacy-in-older-australians
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Lisa M Kalisch Ellett, Nicole L Pratt, Mhairi Kerr, Elizabeth E Roughead
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are commonly used, and the rate of use is highest, among those aged 65 years or over, where the risk of adverse events is also high. Up to 20% of younger adults use more than one antipsychotic concurrently; however there are few studies on the prevalence of antipsychotic polypharmacy in older people. We aimed to analyze antipsychotic use in elderly Australians, focusing on the prevalence of antipsychotic polypharmacy and the use of medicines to manage adverse events associated with antipsychotics...
November 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121542/risk-factors-for-three-month-mortality-after-discharge-in-a-cohort-of-non-oncologic-hospitalized-elderly-patients-results-from-the-reposi-study
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Luca Pasina, Laura Cortesi, Mara Tiraboschi, Alessandro Nobili, Giovanna Lanzo, Mauro Tettamanti, Carlotta Franchi, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Silvia Ghidoni, Andrea Assolari, Antonio Brucato
BACKGROUND: Short-term prognosis, e.g. mortality at three months, has many important implications in planning the overall management of patients, particularly non-oncologic patients in order to avoid futile practices. The aims of this study were: i) to investigate the risk of three-month mortality after discharge from internal medicine and geriatric wards of non-oncologic patients with at least one of the following conditions: permanent bedridden status during the hospital stay; severely reduced kidney function; hypoalbuminemia; hospital admissions in the previous six months; severe dementia; ii) to establish the absolute risk difference of three-month mortality of bedridden compared to non-bedridden patients...
November 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120894/advances-in-pharmacotherapies-for-movement-disorders-in-children-current-limitations-and-future-progress
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Jean-Pierre Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In childhood, movement disorders are generated by a very large number of disorders of the nervous system, and the very different developmental ages at which these occur make studies of pharmacotherapy efficacy extremely difficult. In most clinical practices, medication used in management is by trial and error, and limited by lack of efficacy and/or adverse drug reactions leading to drug intolerance. Nevertheless, symptom reduction using polypharmacy must be balanced against any accompanying comorbidities such as poor attention and concentration, constipation, ileus, urinary retention, blurred vision sedation and respiratory depression...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120461/risk-of-colorectal-cancer-for-carriers-of-a-germ-line-mutation-in-pole-or-pold1
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Daniel D Buchanan, Jenna R Stewart, Mark Clendenning, Christophe Rosty, Khalid Mahmood, Bernard J Pope, Mark A Jenkins, John L Hopper, Melissa C Southey, Finlay A Macrae, Ingrid M Winship, Aung Ko Win
BackgroundGerm-line mutations in the exonuclease domains of the POLE and POLD1 genes are associated with an increased, but yet unquantified, risk of colorectal cancer (CRC).MethodsWe identified families with POLE or POLD1 variants by searching PubMed for relevant studies prior to October 2016 and by genotyping 669 population-based CRC cases diagnosed in patients under 60 years of age, from the Australasian Colorectal Cancer Family Registry. We estimated the age-specific cumulative risks (penetrance) using a modified segregation analysis...
November 9, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119129/aging-partners-managing-chronic-illness-together-introducing-the-content-collection
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Alexandra C H Nowakowski, J E Sumerau
Prior literature on illness management within intimate relationships demonstrates a variety of benefits from supportive partnership. Indeed, much of the earliest research in this field engaged older adults with and without chronic conditions. However, this pioneering literature gave little consideration to relationships in which multiple partners were coping with chronic illness. By contrast, the majority of published manuscripts presented a "sick partner/well partner" model in which caregiving flowed only in one direction...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118536/characteristics-of-bladder-neoplasms-in-the-young-population-of-saudi-arabia
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Abdulrahman I Alabdulkareem, Fares H Al-Jahdali, Ahmed I Nazers, Sultan S Alkhateeb
Context: Bladder neoplasms are a well-studied subject in medicine. However, the evidence of bladder neoplasms in children and the young adult population (≤40 years), particularly in Saudi Arabia, is lacking. Aims: The aims of this study were to identify histopathological characteristics as well as clinical features, prognosis, and treatment of bladder neoplasms in this age group in a single tertiary referral center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Settings and Design: A retrospective cohort study...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117649/use-of-alternative-and-complementary-medicine-in-patients-with-malignant-diseases-in-high-volume-cancer-center-and-future-aspects
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Davor Kust, Ivan Šamija, Jasmina Marić-Brozić, Branka Svetec, Marija Miletić, Gordana Mamić, Ante Bolanča, Zvonko Kusić, Ana Fröbe
Usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is steadily increasing over the last decades, gaining medical, economic and sociological importance. The aim of the present study was to assess the use of complementary and alternative therapies in cancer patients. A cross-sectional, descriptive survey design was used to collect data through an anonymous questionnaire. A total of 267 patients were included in the study. The prevalence of CAM use among cancer patients in this study was 60.3%. It was found that 61 heterogeneous CAM therapies were used, the most popular among patients being naturopathy/folk medicine...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117079/integration-of-data-to-establish-a-standard-operating-procedure-for-the-diabetic-patient-undergoing-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Katherine George, Dianne Ross, Lynn Rowe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe occurrences of hypoglycemia in the diabetic population undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). We also examined 2 secondary aims: link industry standards for management of hypoglycemia in the general diabetic population to the HBOT environment; and integrate HBOT data into an electronic health record system, as patients transition across inpatient and outpatient services and settings. DESIGN: A retrospective, descriptive study...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116901/use-of-ics-in-copd-from-blockbuster-medicine-to-precision-medicine
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Marco Contoli, Angelo G Corsico, Pierachille Santus, Fabiano Di Marco, Fulvio Braido, Paola Rogliani, Luigi Calzetta, Nicola Scichilone
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, whose burden is expected to increase in the next decades, because of numerous risk factors, including the aging of the population. COPD is both preventable and treatable by an effective management including risk factor reduction, prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute exacerbations and co-morbidities. The available agents approved for COPD treatment are long-acting or ultra-long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) bronchodilators, as well as inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in combination with LABAs...
November 8, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110978/mumps-an-emergency-medicine-focused-update
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Chelsea Bockelman, Thomas C Frawley, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Mumps is a Paramyxoviridae virus. This disease was rampant prior to introduction of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, resulting in decreased incidence. This disease has demonstrated several outbreaks. OBJECTIVE: This review provides a focused evaluation of mumps, an update on outbreaks, management recommendations, and ways to decrease transmission. DISCUSSION: Clusters of mumps outbreaks continue to occur. The virus is a paramyxovirus, a single-stranded RNA virus...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109936/a-study-of-harmful-drug-drug-interactions-due-to-polypharmacy-in-hospitalized-patients-in-goa-medical-college
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Akshay Khandeparkar, Padmanabh V Rataboli
Introduction: Concomitant use of multiple drugs is often indicated to manage comorbid conditions and enhance efficacy. Such concomitant use of multiple drugs (five or more drugs) has been defined as "polypharmacy." Polypharmacy has been associated with adverse consequences such as greater healthcare costs, increased risk of adverse drug events, drug-drug interactions (DDIs), medication nonadherence, reduced functional capacity, and multiple geriatric syndromes. This study evaluated number of potential harmful DDIs due to polypharmacy...
October 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109666/prevalence-of-pressure-ulcer-and-nutritional-factors-affecting-wound-closure-success-in-thailand
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Supakrit Auiwattanakul, Winai Ungpinitpong, Surakrant Yutthakasemsunt, Supawan Buranapin, Kaweesak Chittawatanarat
Introduction: The authors aimed to estimate the prevalence of pressure ulcers and to explore the nutritional effects of the prognostic factors on successful pressure ulcer closure in a public tertiary care hospital in Thailand. Patients and Methods: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of seven-year census (2008 - 2014) at Surin hospital in Thailand. There were 424 of total 240,826 patients aged over than 15 years admitted to surgery, orthopedics and medicine wards during the study period with documented pressure ulcers (ICD 10TM)...
September 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100554/intersociety-policy-statement-on-the-use-of-whole-exome-sequencing-in-the-critically-ill-newborn-infant
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REVIEW
Alessandro Borghesi, Maria Antonietta Mencarelli, Luigi Memo, Giovanni Battista Ferrero, Andrea Bartuli, Maurizio Genuardi, Mauro Stronati, Alberto Villani, Alessandra Renieri, Giovanni Corsello
The rapid advancement of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and the decrease in costs for whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequening (WGS), has prompted its clinical application in several fields of medicine. Currently, there are no specific guidelines for the use of NGS in the field of neonatal medicine and in the diagnosis of genetic diseases in critically ill newborn infants. As a consequence, NGS may be underused with reduced diagnostic success rate, or overused, with increased costs for the healthcare system...
November 3, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099301/analysis-of-overlapping-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-microsurgical-aneurysm-clipping-acute-and-long-term-outcomes-from-the-barrow-ruptured-aneurysm-trial
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Michael A Mooney, Scott Brigeman, Michael A Bohl, Elias D Simon, John P Sheehy, Steve W Chang, Robert F Spetzler
OBJECTIVE Overlapping surgery is a controversial subject in medicine today; however, few studies have examined the outcomes of this practice. The authors analyzed outcomes of patients with acutely ruptured saccular aneurysms who were treated with microsurgical clipping in a prospectively collected database from the Barrow Ruptured Aneurysm Trial. Acute and long-term outcomes for overlapping versus nonoverlapping cases were compared. METHODS During the study period, 241 patients with ruptured saccular aneurysms underwent microsurgical clipping...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097798/oral-medicine-in-children
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A J Crighton
Children have oral mucosal conditions and other head and neck medical problems which have both similarities and differences to those found in adults. This article highlights the common areas of oral medicine seen in children and notes where management of the condition in children may differ from that in adults. This is either due to different aetiological factors or due to the child's age or cooperation influencing treatment decisions and outcomes.
December 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095704/medical-education-must-move-from-the-information-age-to-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence
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Steven A Wartman, C Donald Combs
Changes to the medical profession require medical education reforms that will enable physicians to more effectively enter contemporary practice. Proposals for such reforms abound. Common themes include renewed emphasis on communication, teamwork, risk-management, and patient safety. These reforms are important but insufficient. They do not adequately address the most fundamental change--the practice of medicine is rapidly transitioning from the information age to the age of artificial intelligence. Employers need physicians who: work at the top of their license, have knowledge spanning the health professions and care continuum, effectively leverage data platforms, focus on analyzing outcomes and improving performance, and communicate the meaning of the probabilities generated by massive amounts of data to patients given their unique human complexities...
November 1, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
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