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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433118/the-role-of-public-health-in-combatting-synthetic-cannabinoid-use-in-adolescents
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Katherine E Warren, Shirli Tay, Leana S Wen
As the country struggles to address an epidemic of alcohol and drug overdose, a wide-ranging category of chemical substances known as synthetic drugs have provoked a new sense of public urgency over the past decade. Synthetic cannabinoids, a heterogeneous and evolving set of synthetic compounds that act on endogenous cannabinoid receptors, have become particularly popular among adolescents due to their relative ease of access and reputation as a "legal high." The Baltimore City Health Department has worked to combat the recent surge in synthetic drug use through a major public awareness campaign, legislative reform, and retailer engagement and compliance initiative...
May 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431996/comparison-of-silodosin-monotherapy-versus-silodosin-with-tadalafil-add-on-therapy-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Takashi Yoshida, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Seiji Shimada, Makoto Taguchi, Tadashi Matsuda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of add-on therapy with the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor tadalafil for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) treated with the α1-adrenoceptor blocker silodosin. METHODS: We analyzed 103 patients with LUTS/BPH with an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of >8 after ≥4 weeks of silodosin treatment from April 2016 through December 2016 at Kori Hospital...
April 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430727/changing-referral-patterns-to-urogynecology
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Julia Geynisman-Tan, Oluwateniola Brown, Margaret Mueller, Alix Leader-Cramer, Bhumy Dave, Katarzyna Bochenska, Sarah Collins, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Kimberly Kenton
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify sources of and changes in referral patterns for pelvic floor disorders. METHODS: All new patient visits to urogynecology at our institution between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified. Patient demographics, referral source, insurance type, and visit diagnoses using ICD-9 codes were abstracted. ICD-9 codes were grouped into 18 urogynecologic diagnoses. Data were analyzed using SPSS (Version 20; Chicago, IL). RESULTS: Five thousand seven hundred ninety-nine new patient visits were included in the analysis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430021/family-perspectives-on-telemedicine-for-pediatric-subspecialty-care
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Kristin N Ray, Laura Ellen Ashcraft, Ateev Mehrotra, Elizabeth Miller, Jeremy M Kahn
BACKGROUND: Children often have difficulty accessing subspecialty care, and telemedicine may improve access to subspecialty care, but information is lacking on how best to implement telemedicine programs to maximize acceptance and, ultimately, maximize impact for patients and their families. METHODS AND MATERIALS: To understand how subspecialty telemedicine is perceived and to identify design elements with the potential to improve telemedicine uptake and impact, we conducted and analyzed semi-structured interviews with 21 informants, including parents and caregivers of children with subspecialty care needs and adolescent and young adult patients with subspecialty care needs...
April 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426365/moderators-of-the-effects-of-alcohol-protective-behavioral-strategies-three-attempts-of-replication-and-extension
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Matthew R Pearson, Mark A Prince, Adrian J Bravo
BACKGROUND: Protective behavioral strategies (PBS) can be used to reduce alcohol-related harm when drinking. Despite much research demonstrating that use of protective behavioral strategies (PBS) is associated with decreased alcohol use/problems, few studies have examined moderators of these associations. Moderation tests are important as they define the boundary conditions of the protective effects of PBS use (i.e., identify for whom and in what context PBS use reduces harm). OBJECTIVES: We aimed to replicate and extend the findings from three published studies that have examined putative moderators of PBS-alcohol associations: self-regulation, negative urgency, and drinking refusal self-efficacy...
June 7, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425112/beyond-guidelines-discretionary-practice-in-face-to-face-triage-nursing
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Lars E F Johannessen
This article draws on ethnographic data from a Norwegian emergency primary care clinic (EPCC) to explore nurses' discretionary application of guidelines. Specifically, it analyses nurses' discretionary use of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) when performing face-to-face triage, that is, assessing the urgency of patients' complaints. The analysis shows how nurses assessed patients at odds with MTS prescriptions by collecting supplementary data, engaging in differential diagnostic and holistic reasoning, relying on emotion and intuition, and allowing colleagues and patients to influence their reasoning...
April 20, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423215/breaking-down-the-stigma-of-mental-health-nursing-qualitative-study-reflecting-opinions-from-western-australian-nurses
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Carole A Harrison, Yvonne Hauck, Rebekah Ashby
INTRODUCTION: A lack of understanding surrounding the role of mental health nursing is associated with recruitment and retention challenges. Additional complexities include stigma related to the role, an ageing workforce and dearth of graduates keen to pursue this career. AIM OF STUDY: This qualitative study focused on opinions and experiences of existing mental health nurses to determine what could be done to entice nurses to choose mental health. METHOD: A cross-sectional design involving a brief interview was conducted with 192 Western Australian nurses from one public mental health service...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420835/macrovascular-complications-and-prevalence-of-urgency-incontinence-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Sayaka Kanzaki, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Morikazu Onji, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
Objective Macrovascular diseases and urgency incontinence are common among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, little evidence exists regarding the association between stroke and urgency incontinence among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. We examined the associations between macrovascular complications and urgency incontinence among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods The study subjects were 818 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Urgency incontinence was defined as present when a subject answered "once a week or more" to the question: "Within one week, how often do you leak urine because you cannot defer the sudden desire to urinate?" We adjusted our analyses for sex, age, body mass index, duration of type 2 diabetes, current smoking, current drinking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, glycated hemoglobin, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418102/efficacy-and-safety-of-combinations-of-mirabegron-and-solifenacin-compared-with-monotherapy-and-placebo-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-synergy-study
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Sender Herschorn, Christopher R Chapple, Paul Abrams, Salvador Arlandis, David Mitcheson, Kyu-Sung Lee, Arwin Ridder, Matthias Stoelzel, Asha Paireddy, Rob van Maanen, Dudley Robinson
Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is characterized by urinary urgency, with or without urgency urinary incontinence, usually accompanied by increased daytime frequency and nocturia, in the absence of urinary tract infection (UTI) or other obvious pathology [1]. Urgency urinary incontinence is present in approximately one-third of cases [2], but is not a prerequisite. However, of all the OAB symptoms, it has the greatest impact on quality of life (QoL) [3, 4], and is associated with significantly lower productivity and higher healthcare resource utilization [5]...
April 18, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417459/does-obesity-complicate-regional-anesthesia-and-result-in-longer-decision-to-delivery-time-for-emergency-cesarean-section
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A J Väänänen, J P Kainu, H Eriksson, M Lång, A Tekay, J Sarvela
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity can cause problems with anesthesia and surgery which may be reflected in emergency cesarean sections (CS) as an increased decision-to-delivery interval (DDI). AIM: To study the association of elevated maternal BMI with DDI and the failure of regional anesthesia. METHODS: Eight hundred and forty-two consecutive emergency CSs during a period of 1 year in a tertiary hospital were studied retrospectively. DDIs were analyzed in Crash and < 30-min urgency categories (n = 528), while the time required to establish regional anesthesia and its success were analyzed for all emergency CS cases...
April 17, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417443/time-trends-of-high-blood-pressure-prevalence-awareness-and-control-in-the-italian-general-population-surveys-of-the-national-institute-of-health
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Anna Di Lonardo, Chiara Donfrancesco, Luigi Palmieri, Diego Vanuzzo, Simona Giampaoli
INTRODUCTION: High blood pressure (BP) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The urgency of the problem was underlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, which recommends a 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised BP by 2020. A surveillance system represents a useful tool to monitor BP in the general population. Since 1980s, the National Institute of Health has conducted several surveys of the adult general population, measuring cardiovascular risk factors by standardized procedures and methods...
April 17, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415925/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-acetaminophen-exposure-from-birth-to-early-childhood-in-the-induction-of-autism
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William Parker, Chi Dang Hornik, Staci Bilbo, Zoie E Holzknecht, Lauren Gentry, Rasika Rao, Shu S Lin, Martha R Herbert, Cynthia D Nevison
The wide range of factors associated with the induction of autism is invariably linked with either inflammation or oxidative stress, and sometimes both. The use of acetaminophen in babies and young children may be much more strongly associated with autism than its use during pregnancy, perhaps because of well-known deficiencies in the metabolic breakdown of pharmaceuticals during early development. Thus, one explanation for the increased prevalence of autism is that increased exposure to acetaminophen, exacerbated by inflammation and oxidative stress, is neurotoxic in babies and small children...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
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R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413575/the-role-of-estrogen-in-cardiac-metabolism-and-diastolic-function
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Shumin Li, Anisha A Gupte
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) has similar prevalence and prognosis as HF with reduced EF, but there is no approved treatment for HFpEF. HFpEF is common in postmenopausal women, which suggests that the absence of estrogen (E2) plays a role in its pathophysiology. With the country's growing elderly population, the prevalence of HFpEF is rapidly increasing. This has triggered a renewed urgency in finding novel approaches to preventing and slowing the progression of HFpEF. In this review, we address the role of E2 in left ventricular diastolic function and how it impacts women with HFpEF as well as animal models...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410891/advancing-our-understanding-of-ubiquitination-using-the-ub-toolkit
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REVIEW
Katharina F Witting, Monique P C Mulder, Huib Ovaa
Post-translational protein modification by ubiquitin (Ub) and ubiquitin-like modifiers (Ubl) is orchestrated by the sequential action of ubiquitin activating, conjugating, and ligating enzymes to regulate a vast array of fundamental biological processes. Unsurprisingly, the dysregulation of the intricate interplay between ubiquitination and deubiquitination gives rise to numerous pathologies, most notably cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. While activity-based probes (ABPs) and assay reagents have been extensively developed and applied for deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), similar tools for the ubiquitin cascade have only recently emerged...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409243/validation-of-the-sinhala-translation-of-the-international-consultation-on-incontinence-modular-questionnaire-for-female-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-among-women-in-sri-lanka
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Gayan de Silva, Rameez Furukan, Malik Goonewardene
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to translate the International Consultation on Incontinence Modular Questionnaire for female lower urinary tract symptoms (ICIQ-FLUTS) into Sinhala and validate the Sinhala translation for use in clinical practice. METHODS: The ICIQ-FLUTS was translated into Sinhala in accordance with the ICIQ validation protocol. The Sinhala translation was validated by administering it to 133 women with FLUTS, mainly urinary incontinence and or urgency, and to 118 women with symptoms other than FLUTS during the period 25 October 2013 to 23 December 2016, in the Academic Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Teaching Hospital Mahamodara, Galle, Sri Lanka...
April 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409235/anal-incontinence-after-two-vaginal-deliveries-without-obstetric-anal-sphincter-rupture
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Lisa K G Persson, Abelone Sakse, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Hanna Jangö
PURPOSE: To evaluate prevalence and risk factors for long-term anal incontinence in women with two prior vaginal deliveries without obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) and to assess the impact of anal incontinence-related symptoms on quality of life. METHODS: This is a nation-wide cross-sectional survey study. One thousand women who had a first vaginal delivery and a subsequent delivery, both without OASIS, between 1997 and 2008 in Denmark were identified in the Danish Medical Birth Registry...
April 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408338/the-value-of-urodynamics-in-an-academic-specialty-referral-practice
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Anne M Suskind, Lindsey Cox, J Quentin Clemens, Ann Oldendorf, John T Stoffel, Bahaa Malaeb, Yongmei Qin, Anne P Cameron
OBJECTIVES: To describe and evaluate the use of urodynamic (UDS) studies for all indications in an academic specialty referral urology practice. METHODS: This is a prospective questionnaire-based study wherein clinicians completed a pre- and post-UDS questionnaire on each UDS that they ordered for all clinical indications between May 2013 and August 2014. Questions pertained to patient demographics and history, the clinical indication for the UDS, the clinician's pre- and post-UDS clinical impressions, and changes in post-UDS management plans...
April 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408004/development-of-the-diary-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-symptoms-to-assess-treatment-benefit-in-clinical-trials-foundational-qualitative-research
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Sheri E Fehnel, Claire M Ervin, Robyn T Carson, Gianna Rigoni, Jeffrey M Lackner, Stephen Joel Coons
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and alterations in bowel habits. Three subtypes are defined on the basis of stool patterns: diarrhea-predominant IBS, constipation-predominant IBS, and alternating or mixed IBS. OBJECTIVES: To develop patient-reported outcome measures for qualification by the Food and Drug Administration to support product approvals and labeling in IBS; the article focuses on the qualitative research that provided the foundation for the new measures...
April 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407394/efficacy-and-safety-of-onabotulinumtoxina-injection-in-patients-with-refractory-overactive-bladder-first-multicentric-study-in-turkish-population
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Kadir Onem, Omer Bayrak, Abdullah Demirtas, Burhan Coskun, Murat Dincer, Izzet Kocak, Rahmi Onur
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy and safety of intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA (onaBoNT-A) injection in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) refractory to antimuscarinic treatment. METHODS: A total of 80 patients with OAB symptoms were enrolled in this prospective multicenter study and received 100 U intradetrusor onaBoNT-A injection.The changes from baseline in the frequency of voiding, urge urinary incontinence (UI) and urge episodes, mean and maximum bladder capacities, uroflowmetry, post-void residual urine volume (PVR), quality of life score, and treatment benefit scale score were assessed...
April 13, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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