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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350158/human-african-trypanosomiasis-in-emigrant-returning-to-china-from-gabon-2017
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Xinyu Wang, Qiaoling Ruan, Bin Xu, Jianfei Gu, Yiyi Qian, Muxin Chen, Qin Liu, Qing Lu, Wenhong Zhang
Human African trypanosomiasis is endemic to parts of sub-Saharan Africa and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who have visited or lived in Africa. We report a 2017 case of stage 2 Trypanosoma brucei gambiense disease in an emigrant who returned to China from Gabon.
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345727/the-petal-project-an-innovation-in-sexual-healthcare-and-education-for-kenyan-schoolgirl
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Karen M Parker
In the western province of Nyanza in Kenya, girls and women face an issue all too common in the developing world-little or no access to affordable means to effectively managing their menstrual flow. As a result, many stay at home or drop out of school because they are teased and embarrassed. Some approach men for money to buy pads and are forced, in return, to engage in transactional sex. The girls may not be able to return to school at all due to pregnancy. The story literally and figuratively continues to cycle, keeping girls in positions of dependency and poverty...
January 18, 2018: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342366/evaluation-of-the-get-active-questionnaire-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Andrea F M Petrella, Dawn P Gill, Robert J Petrella
BACKGROUND: Physical activity screening prior to starting a physical activity program is important to identify if there are any underlying health conditions. However, many older adults do not complete such assessments prior to beginning their physical activity program. This project compared the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology's newly developed Get Active Questionnaire (GAQ) to a standardized exercise stress test in terms of screening out versus screening in false positive GAQ tests...
January 17, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342059/patients-living-alone-can-be-safely-discharged-directly-home-after-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Andrew N Fleischman, Matthew S Austin, James J Purtill, Javad Parvizi, William J Hozack
BACKGROUND: Despite the expense and potential hazards of inpatient rehabilitation, there is a prevailing belief that patients living alone cannot be safely discharged directly home after total joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of direct home discharge for patients living alone during convalescence after primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: We prospectively studied 910 consecutive patients undergoing primary, unilateral total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty over an 8-month period...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341874/validation-of-an-icd-code-for-accurately-identifying-emergency-department-patients-who-suffer-an-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Shelby K Shelton, Steve B Chukwulebe, David F Gaieski, Benjamin S Abella, Brendan G Carr, Sarah M Perman
AIM: International classification of disease (ICD-9) code 427.5 (cardiac arrest) is utilized to identify cohorts of patients who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), though the use of ICD codes for this purpose has never been formally validated. We sought to validate the utility of ICD-9 code 427.5 by identifying patients admitted from the emergency department (ED) after OHCA. METHODS: Adult visits to a single ED between January 2007 and July 2012 were retrospectively examined and a keyword search of the electronic medical record (EMR) was used to identify patients...
January 13, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341786/unscheduled-adolescents-return-to-the-emergency-department-following-acute-concussion
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Dana Baron Shahaf, Sapir Bar, Ronit Leiba, Vered Dvir, Itai Shavit
OBJECTIVE: Emergency department (ED) visits due to concussion have increased over recent years. We aimed to identify variables associated with unscheduled adolescents return to the ED. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. All children aged 11 to 18 years who were admitted to the ED due to concussion between 2011 and 2016 were included. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to identify predictors of ED return. RESULTS: Overall, 616 adolescents were admitted to the ED due to concussion...
January 17, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340564/changes-in-health-care-use-associated-with-the-introduction-of-hospital-global-budgets-in-maryland
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Eric T Roberts, J Michael McWilliams, Laura A Hatfield, Sule Gerovich, Michael E Chernew, Lauren G Gilstrap, Ateev Mehrotra
Importance: In 2014, the State of Maryland placed the majority of its hospitals under all-payer global budgets for inpatient, hospital outpatient, and emergency department care. Goals of the program included reducing unnecessary hospital utilization and encouraging greater use of primary care. Objective: To compare changes in hospital and primary care use through the first 2 years of Maryland's hospital global budget program among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland vs matched control areas...
January 16, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340263/diagnostic-delay-for-imported-malaria-a-case-of-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-misdiagnosed-as-common-cold
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Ryota Hase
A 37-year-old Japanese man experienced fever and headache 8 days after returning to Japan following a 6-month stay in Nigeria. He visited two clinics but was sent home from each with a diagnosis of common cold. He was eventually brought to the emergency department with an altered mental status. Severe P. falciparum malaria was confirmed; his initial parasitemia index was 5.4%. He recovered fully with antimalarial treatment. This case suggests that primary care physicians should obtain recent travel history and consider malaria for any febrile patient who has returned from a malaria-endemic area...
January 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336989/are-geriatric-patients-placed-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit-on-a-chest-pain-pathway-more-likely-than-non-geriatric-patients-to-re-present-to-the-hospital-within-30%C3%A2-days
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Christopher C Gruenberg, Alan H Breaud, James H Liu, Patricia M Mitchell, James A Feldman, Kerrie P Nelson, Joseph H Kahn
BACKGROUND: Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) are used frequently for low-risk chest pain evaluations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether geriatric compared to non-geriatric patients evaluated in an EDOU for chest pain have differences in unscheduled 30-day re-presentation, length of stay (LOS), and use of stress testing. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory, retrospective, cohort study at a single academic, urban ED of all adult patients placed in an EDOU chest pain protocol from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336206/working-in-global-health-a-planning-and-implementation-framework-for-international-electives
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Sarah T Thomas, Elizabeth T Thomas, Michelle McLean
PURPOSE: Propose a framework for planning and undertaking an international elective. METHODS: On returning from conducting maternal health and well-being research in several remote communities in India, two undergraduate medical students have reflected on and documented their experiences with the view to assisting other students (and their supervisors) considering undertaking an international elective. RESULTS: A framework for undertaking clinical or research electives in remote or rural communities is presented...
January 16, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334920/factors-influencing-access-of-pregnant-women-and-their-infants-to-their-local-healthcare-system-a-prospective-multi-centre-observational-study
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Shabir A Madhi, Luis M Rivera, Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Clara Menéndez, Nazira Carrim-Ganey, Mark F Cotton, Darren Katzman, Mariëtha M Luttig, Rosalba Candelario, Sherryl Baker, Mahua Roychoudhury
BACKGROUND: The successful implementation of maternal vaccination relies on results of clinical trials, considering the prenatal and postnatal attendance at selected healthcare institutions. This study evaluated factors influencing maternal/infant access to healthcare facilities to identify potential barriers to participation in future clinical trials on maternal vaccination. METHODS: In this prospective, multi-centre, observational study, pregnant women (N = 3243) were enrolled at ten sites across Panama, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, and Mozambique between 2012 and 2014...
January 15, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333427/surgery-of-multiple-lymphangioma-in-small-bowel-a-rare-case-report-of-chronic-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Dae Ro Lim, Jung Cheol Kuk, Taehyung Kim, Eung Jin Shin
Small bowel lymphangioma is a rare benign tumor of the lymphatic system, characterized by the presence of dilated lymphatic spaces and significant gastrointestinal bleeding. Small bowel lymphangiomas are rare in adults and case reports are few. Lymphangiomas in the jejunum or ileum are extremely rare and account for less than 1% of all lymphangiomas. The case reported herein is of an older patient (70-year-old male) with melena and chronic anemia (hemoglobin count < 5 g/dL) who had small-sized multiple lymphangiomas in his small bowel (jejunum)...
January 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332000/how-good-are-doctors-at-introducing-themselves-hellomynameis
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Peter Gillen, Sue Faye Sharifuddin, Muireann O'Sullivan, Alison Gordon, Eva M Doherty
BACKGROUND: This explorative study was triggered by the '#hellomynameis' campaign initiated by Dr Kate Granger in the UK. Our objectives were twofold: first, to measure rates of introduction in an Irish hospital setting by both consultant and non-consultant hospital doctors. Second to establish whether such practices were associated with patient perceptions of the doctor/patient interaction. METHOD: A patient 'exit' survey was undertaken following doctor-patient consultations in both acute (surgical and medical assessment units) and elective settings (outpatient clinics)...
January 13, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330768/comorbid-insomnia-symptoms-predict-lower-6-month-adherence-to-cpap-in-us-veterans-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Douglas M Wallace, A M Sawyer, S Shafazand
PURPOSE: There is limited information on the association between pre-treatment insomnia symptoms and dysfunctional sleep beliefs with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) adherence in veterans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our aims were to describe demographic and sleep characteristics of veterans with and without comorbid insomnia and determine whether pre-treatment insomnia symptoms and dysfunctional sleep beliefs predict CPAP use after 6 months of therapy. METHODS: Hispanic veterans attending the Miami VA sleep clinic were recruited and completed the insomnia severity index, the dysfunctional sleep belief and attitude scale (DBAS), and other questionnaires...
January 4, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326031/depressive-symptoms-and-poorer-performance-on-the-stroop-task-are-associated-with-weight-gain
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Emma J Stinson, Jonathan Krakoff, Marci E Gluck
OBJECTIVE: Executive function impairments and depression are associated with obesity but whether they predict weight gain is unclear. METHODS: Forty-six individuals (35m, 37±10y) completed the Stroop Task, Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST), Inventory for Depressive Symptomatology (IDS-SR), Physical Anhedonia Scale (PAS), and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Body composition (DXA) and fasting glucose were also measured. Data from return visits were used to assess changes in weight...
January 8, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322401/is-it-possible-to-cure-the-symptoms-of-the-overactive-bladder-in-women
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Jan Krhut, Alois Martan, Roman Zachoval, Tomas Hanus, Lukas Horcicka, Kamil Svabík, Peter Zvara
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of discontinuing treatment with mirabegron once symptoms have subsided in patients with overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS: The present study evaluated a total of 159 female OAB patients (age 62.9 ± 12.36), each of which were prescribed 50 mg/day mirabegron (Time point 1-T1). Data obtained from voiding diaries and patient-reported outcome variables were assessed during follow-up visits at months 1, 3, 6, 12, 18 (T2), and 21 (T4)...
January 10, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322089/the-wisconsin-registry-for-alzheimer-s-prevention-a-review-of-findings-and-current-directions
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Sterling C Johnson, Rebecca L Koscik, Erin M Jonaitis, Lindsay R Clark, Kimberly D Mueller, Sara E Berman, Barbara B Bendlin, Corinne D Engelman, Ozioma C Okonkwo, Kirk J Hogan, Sanjay Asthana, Cynthia M Carlsson, Bruce P Hermann, Mark A Sager
The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention is a longitudinal observational cohort study enriched with persons with a parental history (PH) of probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia. Since late 2001, Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention has enrolled 1561 people at a mean baseline age of 54 years. Participants return for a second visit 4 years after baseline, and subsequent visits occur every 2 years. Eighty-one percent (1270) of participants remain active in the study at a current mean age of 64 and 9 years of follow-up...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318355/an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-for-ambulatory-anorectal-surgery-reduced-postoperative-pain-and-unplanned-returns-to-care-after-discharge
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Aaron B Parrish, Sean M O'Neill, Steven R Crain, Tara A Russell, Deepak K Sonthalia, Vu T Nguyen, Armen Aboulian
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory surgery for anorectal procedures has been proven to be safe and effective. Specific perioperative pathways combining multiple interventions have been shown to optimize recovery and outcomes associated with inpatient colorectal surgery. However, there are no major studies describing and evaluating a standardized protocol for ambulatory anorectal surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a modified enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol for ambulatory anorectal surgery...
January 9, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299491/evaluation-of-radiocapitellar-arthritis-in-patients-with-a-second-radiograph-at-least-2-years-after-nonoperative-treatment-of-an-isolated-radial-head-fracture
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Amir R Kachooei, David Ring
Background: To study if patients that have a second radiograph 2 or more years after nonoperative treatment of an isolated radial head fracture have radiocapitellar osteoarthritis (RC OA). Methods: We used the database of 3 academic hospitals in one health system from 1988 to 2013 to find patients with isolated radial head fractures (no associated ligament injury or fracture) that had a second elbow radiograph after more than 2 years from the initial injury. Of 887 patients with isolated radial head fractures, 54 (6%) had an accessible second radiograph for reasons of a second injury (57%), pain (30%), or follow-up visit (13%)...
November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295637/clostridial-collagenase-ointment-and-medicinal-honey-utilization-for-pressure-ulcers-in-u-s-hospitals
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Jill Dreyfus, Gary Delhougne, Bobbie James, Julie Gayle, Curtis Waycaster
AIMS: Describe the utilization of clostridial collagenase ointment (CCO) and medicinal honey debridement methods in real-world inpatient and outpatient hospital settings among pressure ulcer (PU) patients and compare the frequency of healthcare re-encounters between CCO- and medicinal honey-treated patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: De-identified hospital discharge records for patients receiving CCO or medicinal honey methods of debridement and having an ICD-9 code for PU were extracted from the U...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
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