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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457760/a-systematic-review-of-serious-games-in-medical-education-quality-of-evidence-and-pedagogical-strategy
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Iouri Gorbanev, Sandra Agudelo-Londoño, Rafael A González, Ariel Cortes, Alexandra Pomares, Vivian Delgadillo, Francisco J Yepes, Óscar Muñoz
INTRODUCTION: The literature shows an optimistic landscape for the effectiveness of games in medical education. Nevertheless, games are not considered mainstream material in medical teaching. Two research questions that arise are the following: What pedagogical strategies do developers use when creating games for medical education? And what is the quality of the evidence on the effectiveness of games? METHODS: A systematic review was made by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers following the Cochrane Collaboration Guidelines...
December 2018: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457514/relapse-of-bullous-pemphigoid-an-update-on-this-stubborn-clinical-problem
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Yiman Wang, Xuming Mao, Yanhong Wang, Yueping Zeng, Yidi Liu, Hongzhong Jin, Li Li
Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) is a chronic autoimmune blistering disorder that has a predilection for the elderly. It is characterized by a poor prognosis due to its high mortality rate and the tendency to relapse. The relapse rate of BP ranges from 27.87% to 53% after disease remission, while the majority of relapses occur early (within 6 months) during remission. Clinical interventions aimed to prevent early relapses could reduce potential complications from first-line treatment and make follow-up care easier for clinicians in practice, thus improving the prognosis of BP and the quality of patients' lives...
February 19, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457508/integrative-review-of-mobile-phone-contacts-and-medication-adherence-in-severe-mental-illness
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Cordellia E Bright
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence is a significant problem in individuals with severe mental illness (SMI). About 50% of people with SMI become nonadherent to treatment in the first month following discharge from the hospital. OBJECTIVE: This study examined literature in the past decade (2006-2016) on the use of mobile phone contacts in individuals with SMI to improve medication adherence post hospital discharge. DESIGN: This integrative review used the search terms texting, text messaging, SMS, cell/mobile phone, medication adherence, medication compliance, and mental illness...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457345/robot-assisted-vs-freehand-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-a-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Lingjia Yu, Xi Chen, Adam Margalit, Huiming Peng, Guixing Qiu, Wenwei Qian
BACKGROUND: Medical robotics has progressively become more compelling in modern orthopaedic surgery. Several studies comparing robot-assisted (RA) and freehand (FH) conventional techniques for pedicle screw fixation have been published, but the results are unclear. Here, we assessed current evidence regarding the efficiency, safety and accuracy of RA compared with FH techniques. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science was performed to compare the differences between RA and FH in spine surgery...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457008/a-review-of-platelet-rich-plasma-history-biology-mechanism-of-action-and-classification
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REVIEW
Rubina Alves, Ramon Grimalt
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is currently used in different medical fields. The interest in the application of PRP in dermatology has recently increased. It is being used in several different applications as in tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, skin rejuvenating effects, and alopecia. PRP is a biological product defined as a portion of the plasma fraction of autologous blood with a platelet concentration above the baseline. It is obtained from the blood of patients collected before centrifugation...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456928/behavioural-and-emotional-disorders-in-childhood-a-brief-overview-for-paediatricians
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REVIEW
Michael O Ogundele
Mental health problems in children and adolescents include several types of emotional and behavioural disorders, including disruptive, depression, anxiety and pervasive developmental (autism) disorders, characterized as either internalizing or externalizing problems. Disruptive behavioural problems such as temper tantrums, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional, defiant or conduct disorders are the commonest behavioural problems in preschool and school age children. The routine Paediatric clinic or Family Medicine/General Practitioner surgery presents with several desirable characteristics that make them ideal for providing effective mental health services to children and adolescents...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456870/a-psychosocial-intervention-for-the-management-of-functional-dysphonia-complex-intervention-development-and-pilot-randomised-trial
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Vincent Deary, Elaine McColl, Paul Carding, Tracy Miller, Janet Wilson
Background: Medically unexplained loss or alteration of voice-functional dysphonia-is the commonest presentation to speech and language therapists (SLTs). Besides the impact on personal and work life, functional dysphonia is also associated with increased levels of anxiety and depression and poor general health. Voice therapy delivered by SLTs improves voice but not these associated symptoms. The aims of this research were the systematic development of a complex intervention to improve the treatment of functional dysphonia, and the trialling of this intervention for feasibility and acceptability to SLTs and patients in a randomised pilot study...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456677/concurrent-eosinophilia-and-igg4-related-disease-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Can Chen, Kuang Chen, Xilian Huang, Kaile Wang, Shenxian Qian
The current study presents the case of a 9-year-old Chinese boy who presented with eosinophilia and elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4). A bone marrow puncture identified an elevated eosinophil rate of 23% (normal range, <5%), which indicated eosinophilia. However, gene analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization and other examinations, including bone marrow aspiration, blood routine, auto-antibody tests and parasitic and allergens screening, contradicted a diagnosis of secondary or clonal eosinophilia...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456579/splenic-cyst-as-a-rare-cause-of-fetal-abdominal-cystic-mass-a-multicenter-series-of-nine-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Waldo Sepulveda, Jose H Ochoa, Daniel Cafici, Amy E Wong, Federico Badano, Elena Andreeva, Elena Y Andreeva
Introduction: Congenital splenic cysts are a rare cause of abdominal cystic masses in the fetus. We describe nine cases of this condition, the largest reported experience to date. A review of the literature for similar cases was also performed. Methods: Cases of congenital splenic cyst were collected from three prenatal diagnostic centers and from a dedicated website of prenatal diagnosis. Information regarding clinical and sonographic findings was obtained by reviewing ultrasound reports and medical records...
February 2018: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456372/drug-drug-interaction-related-uncontrolled-glycemia
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Mohamed Anwar Hammad, Balamurugan Tangiisuran, Abeer Mohamed Kharshid, Noorizan Abdul-Aziz, Yahaya Hassan, Nor Azizah Aziz, Tarek Mohamed Elsayed
Context: The literature of drug-drug interaction (DDI)-related uncontrolled causality, and preventability of DDI-induced UCG (HbA1c >7%) in outpatients glycemia (UCG) among outpatients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus is still limited. Aims: The aim of this study is to identify the prevalence, mechanism, severity, with Type 2 diabetes. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Penang General Hospital. Methods: A computerized system for DDI checking was used to assess the severity and mechanism of DDIs...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456356/the-current-state-of-rural-neurosurgical-practice-an-international-perspective
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REVIEW
Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Jason Yang, Harjus S Birk, Joseph D Ciacci
Introduction: Rural and low-resource areas have diminished capacity to care for neurosurgical patients due to lack of infrastructure, healthcare investment, and training programs. This review summarizes the range of rural neurosurgical procedures, novel mechanisms for delivering care, rapid training programs, and outcome differences across international rural neurosurgical practice. Methods: A comprehensive literature search was performed for English language manuscripts with keywords "rural" and "neurosurgery" using the National Library of Medicine PubMed database (01/1971-06/2017)...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455905/ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-treatment-in-a-pregnant-renal-transplant-recipient-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ebru Apaydın Doğan, Selen Doğan, Ethem Taner Göksu, Sibel Özkaynak, Çile Aktan, İnanç Mendilcioğlu
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a relatively uncommon disorder characterised by raised intracranial pressure without an established pathogenesis. Diagnosis of IIH requires the demonstration of symptoms and signs referable only to elevated intracranial pressure; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure >25cm H2 O measured in the lateral decubitus position; normal CSF composition; and no evidence for an underlying structural cause demonstrated by using MRI or contrast-enhanced CT scan for typical patients and MRI and MR venography for atypical patients such as man, children and those with low body mass index...
February 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455893/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-insomnia-cbt-i-to-treat-depression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jasmyn E A Cunningham, Colin M Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric illnesses, and it has a profound negative impact on an individual's ability to function. Up to 90% of individuals suffering from depression also report sleep and circadian disruptions. If these disruptions are not effectively resolved over the course of treatment, the likelihood of relapse into depression is greatly increased. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has shown promise in treating these sleep and circadian disturbances associated with depression, and may be effective as a stand-alone treatment for depression...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455775/stress-cardiomyopathy-of-the-critically-ill-spectrum-of-secondary-global-probable-and-subclinical-forms
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REVIEW
Anand Chockalingam
Stress cardiomyopathy (SC) typically presents as potential acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in previously healthy people. While there may be physical or mental stressors, the initial symptom is usually chest pain. This form conforms to the published Mayo diagnostic criteria, is well reported and as the presentation is initially cardiac, is considered primary SC. Increasingly we see SC develop several days into the hospitalization secondary to medical or surgical critical illness. This condition is more complex, presents atypically, is not easy to recognize and carries a much worse prognosis...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455699/existing-approaches-to-chemical-biological-radiological-and-nuclear-cbrn-education-and-training-for-health-professionals-findings-from-an-integrative-literature-review
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Mayumi Kako, Karen Hammad, Satoko Mitani, Paul Arbon
OBJECTIVES: This review was conducted to explore the literature to determine the availability, content, and evaluation of existing chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) education programs for health professionals. METHODS: An integrative review of the international literature describing disaster education for CBRN (2004-2016) was conducted. The following relevant databases were searched: Proquest, Pubmed, Science Direct, Scopus, Journals @ OVID, Google Scholar, Medline, and Ichuschi ver...
February 19, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455634/early-predictors-of-global-functional-outcome-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Andreane Richard-Denis, Marie Beauséjour, Cynthia Thompson, Bich-Han Nguyen, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
Accurately predicting functional recovery in an asset for all clinicians and decision makers involved in the care of patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). Unfortunately, there is a lack of information on the relative importance of significant predictors of global functional outcome. There is also a need for identifying functional predictors that can be timely optimized by the medical and rehabilitation teams throughout the hospitalizations phases. The main objective of this work was to systematically review and rate early factors that are consistently and independently associated with global functional outcome in individuals with TSCI...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455424/hypo-fractionated-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-for-lung-malignancies-by-means-of-helical-tomotherapy-report-of-feasibility-by-a-single-center-experience
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Vanessa Figlia, Rosario Mazzola, Francesco Cuccia, Filippo Alongi, Gianluca Mortellaro, Daniela Cespuglio, Teresa Cucchiara, Giuseppina Iacoviello, Vito Valenti, Massimo Molino, Francesco Verderame, Domenica Matranga, Antonio Lo Casto, Giuseppe Ferrera
BACKGROUND: Several experiences in the literature report SBRT as an effective treatment option for medically inoperable early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and oligometastatic disease. The optimal fractionation schedules and total dose remain controversial. In this study, we evaluated the safety in terms of toxicity and efficacy of using of 8-10 fractions schedules with Helical Tomotherapy (HT) for primary and metastatic lung lesions. METHODS: Between March 2014 and May 2016, a total of 39 patients (median age 72 years, range 26-91) were treated with HT-SBRT for malignant lung lesions: 22 patients with early stage NSCLC, 17 with oligometastases...
February 17, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455359/eosinophilic-esophagitis-an-important-comorbid-condition-of-asthma
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REVIEW
Sandy R Durrani, Vincent A Mukkada, Theresa W Guilbert
Eosinophilic esophagitis and asthma are frequently found as comorbid conditions in children and adults along with other manifestations of atopic diathesis. These two conditions have similar T helper 2 responses-driven pathophysiology and share common management strategies such as using systemic corticosteroids and targeted anti-cytokine biologic therapies. Review of the literature finds that asthma is often a comorbid condition in eosinophilic esophagitis in both children and adults; however, the EoE-asthma relationship remains poorly characterized mechanistically and clinically...
February 18, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454789/less-is-more-a-minimalist-approach-to-endoscopy
#19
Nicholas J Shaheen, M Brian Fennerty, Jacques J Bergman
A substantial literature documents inappropriate usage of gastrointestinal endoscopy in a variety of clinical settings. Overusage of endoscopy appears to be common, and 30% or more of procedures performed in some clinical settings have questionable indications. The potential reasons for overuse of endoscopy are multiple, and include cancer phobia, fear of medical malpractice litigation, profit motive, the investigation of "incidentalomas" found on other imaging, and under-appreciation of the delayed harms of endoscopy, among other reasons...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454483/postoperative-opioid-prescribing-getting-it-rightt
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REVIEW
Brian K Yorkgitis, Gabriel A Brat
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid medications account for a large number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Many opioid prescription medications after surgery go unused, with the potential for diversion and misuse. As surgeons become increasingly aware of their role in opioid misuse, better tools are needed to guide behavior. DATA SOURCES: There has recently been a plethora of research into opioid prescribing after surgery. A review of this literature was performed using a search for manuscripts written in the English language...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
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