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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330240/structured-management-of-chronic-nonmalignant-pain-with-opioids-in-a-rural-primary-care-office
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Kevin S McCann, Shawndra Barker, Raymond Cousins, Adam Franks, Clinton McDaniel, Stephen Petrany, Eric Riley
INTRODUCTION: The use of opioid medication for nonmalignant chronic pain (NMCP) increased dramatically during the last 20 years. There have been regulatory changes implemented to reduce the risk of harm to both patients and society. Much of the burden of monitoring these patients is falling on primary care physicians (PCPs), who do not have the time or resources to handle what is entailed in a best-practice approach to NMCP. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted with all patients on opioid medication for NMCP who were enrolled onto an individual PCP's practice...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329623/parasite-control-strategies-used-by-equine-owners-in-the-united-states-a-national-survey
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M K Nielsen, M A Branan, A M Wiedenheft, R Digianantonio, L P Garber, C A Kopral, A M Phillippi-Taylor, J L Traub-Dargatz
The widespread occurrence of anthelmintic resistance in equine parasites across the world has led to recommendations of fecal egg count-based parasite programs to reduce treatment intensity and thereby delay further development of resistance as much as possible. The most recent study describing equine parasite control in the United States was conducted 20 years ago, and little is known about current strategies employed. This study was part of the National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (NAHMS) Equine 2015 Study, and aimed to describe equine parasite control strategies in the U...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325534/increasing-trend-in-hospital-deaths-consistent-among-older-decedents-in-korea-a-population-based-study-using-death-registration-database-2001-2014
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Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Eunsook Lee, Hyunsoon Cho, Yoon Jung Chang
BACKGROUND: With improvement in hospice palliative care services and long-term care, Republic of Korea (hereafter South Korea) has recorded significant changes in places of death (e.g., hospital, home), especially among older adults. Over the last few decades, the most common places of death in South Korea were hospitals. However, Koreans, especially older adults, reportedly prefer to receive terminal care and eventually die at home. This study was conducted to investigate trends in places of death among older Korean adults and factors associated therewith...
January 11, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324816/changes-in-respiratory-and-non-respiratory-symptoms-in-occupants-of-a-large-office-building-over-a-period-of-moisture-damage-remediation-attempts
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Ju-Hyeong Park, Sook Ja Cho, Sandra K White, Jean M Cox-Ganser
There is limited information on the natural history of building occupants' health in relation to attempts to remediate moisture damage. We examined changes in respiratory and non-respiratory symptoms in 1,175 office building occupants over seven years with multiple remediation attempts. During each of four surveys, we categorized participants using a severity score: 0 = asymptomatic; 1 = mild, symptomatic in the last 12 months, but not frequently in the last 4 weeks; 2 = severe, symptomatic at least once weekly in the last 4 weeks...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316149/measure-accurately-act-rapidly-and-partner-with-patients-map-improves-hypertension-control-in-medically-underserved-patients-care-coordination-institute-and-american-medical-association-hypertension-control-project-pilot-study-results
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Robert B Hanlin, Irfan M Asif, Gregory Wozniak, Susan E Sutherland, Bijal Shah, Jianing Yang, Robert A Davis, Sean T Bryan, Michael Rakotz, Brent M Egan
Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, and Partner With Patients (MAP) is an evidence-based protocol implemented to improve hypertension control in a clinic for underserved patients (49.9% Medicaid and 50.2% black). Patients with hypertension seen during the year before intervention and with at least one visit during the 6-month intervention (N = 714) were included. If initial attended blood pressure (BP; standard aneroid manometer) was ≥140/≥90 mm Hg, unattended automated office BP was measured in triplicate and averaged (Measure Accurately) using an Omron HEM-907XL...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314455/association-between-mean-systolic-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-throughout-the-follow-up-and-cardiovascular-events-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-systolic-dysfunction-and-or-heart-failure-an-analysis-from-the-high-risk-myocardial-infarction-database
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João Pedro Ferreira, Kevin Duarte, Marc A Pfeffer, John J V McMurray, Bertram Pitt, Kenneth Dickstein, Faiez Zannad, Patrick Rossignol
BACKGROUND: Observational data have described the association of blood pressure (BP) with mortality as 'J-shaped', meaning that mortality rates increase below a certain BP threshold. We aimed to analyse the associations between BP and prognosis in a population of acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients with heart failure (HF) and/or systolic dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: The datasets included in this pooling initiative are derived from four trials: CAPRICORN, EPHESUS, OPTIMAAL, and VALIANT...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311536/historical-origins-of-the-tuskegee-experiment-the-dilemma-of-public-health-in-the-united-states
#7
Jinbin Park
The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male was an observational study on African-American males in Tuskegee, Alabama between 1932 and 1972. The U. S. Public Health Service ran this study on more than 300 people without notifying the participants about their disease nor treating them even after the introduction of penicillin. The study included recording the progress of disease and performing an autopsy on the deaths. This paper explores historical backgrounds enabled this infamous study, and discusses three driving forces behind the Tuskegee Study...
December 2017: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300998/identifying-the-critical-gaps-in-research-on-sex-differences-in-metabolism-across-the-life-span
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Jane E B Reusch, T Rajendra Kumar, Judith G Regensteiner, Philip S Zeitler
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research in Women's Health now functions under a mandate calling for the systematic inclusion of both female and male cells, animals, and human subjects in all types of research, so that sex as a biological variable is understood in health and disease. Sex-specific data can improve disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment as well as reduce inequities. Inclusion of women in research studies has modestly improved over the last 20 years, yet preclinical research is still primarily done using male animal models and male-derived cells, with the result that many conclusions are made based on incomplete and sex-biased data...
January 1, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248028/why-do-patients-with-minor-complaints-choose-emergency-departments-and-does-satisfaction-with-primary-care-services-influence-their-decisions
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Yakup Akpinar, Hakan Demirci, Ersin Budak, Ayse Karalar Baran, Ali Candar, Gokhan Ocakoglu
Aim To identify the reasons why patients with minor complaints choose emergency departments (EDs) as a first contact of care and whether dissatisfaction with primary care services influences their decisions. METHODS: In this study, a self-completed survey called EUROPEP was given to 535 outpatients who were admitted to the XXXXX Hospital in Bursa and examined in the green zone in July 2015. Patients were asked about their complaints and why they preferred EDs as a first contact of care...
December 18, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224096/origins-and-functions-of-the-ventrolateral-vmh-a-complex-neuronal-cluster-orchestrating-sex-differences-in-metabolism-and-behavior
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William C Krause, Holly A Ingraham
The neuroendocrine brain or hypothalamus has emerged as one of the most highly sexually dimorphic brain regions in mammals, and specifically in rodents. It is not surprising that hypothalamic nuclei play a pivotal role in controlling sex-dependent physiology. This brain region functions as a chief executive officer or master regulator of homeostatic physiological systems to integrate both external and internal signals. In this review, we describe sex differences in energy homeostasis that arise in one area of the hypothalamus, the ventrolateral subregion of the ventromedial hypothalamus (VMHvl) with a focus on how male and female neurons function in metabolic and behavioral aspects...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220589/first-year-internal-medicine-residents-reflections-on-nonmedical-home-visits-to-high-risk-patients
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Stephanie K Nothelle, Colleen Christmas, Laura A Hanyok
PROBLEM: Patients who are high utilizers of care often experience health-related challenges that are not readily visible in an office setting but paramount for residents to learn. A nonmedical home visit performed at the beginning of residency training may help residents better understand social underpinnings related to their patient's health and place subsequent care within the context of the patient's life. INTERVENTION: First-year internal medicine residents completed a nonmedical home visit to an at-risk patient prior to seeing the patient in the office for his or her first medical visit...
December 8, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194621/effects-of-the-medicare-modernization-act-on-spending-for-outpatient-surgery
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John M Hollingsworth, Mary K Oerline, Chandy Ellimoottil, Lindsey A Herrel, Brent K Hollenbeck
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of Medicare's revised ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment schedule on overall payments for outpatient surgery. DATA SOURCES: Twenty percent sample of national Medicare beneficiaries. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a pre-post study of Medicare beneficiaries who underwent outpatient surgery in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD), ASC, or physician office between 2004 and 2011. Specifically, we used multivariable regression to compare temporal trends in outpatient surgery before and after implementation of Medicare's revised payment schedule in 2008, which reduced ASC facility payments to roughly two-thirds that of HOPDs...
November 30, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192424/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Ludovic Reveiz, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
December 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181956/infectious-diseases-in-poland-in-2015
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Małgorzata Sadkowska-Todys, Andrzej Zieliński, Mirosław P. Czarkowski
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This is the next annual analysis of the situation of infectious and parasitic diseases in Poland in 2015 within the framework of the Epidemiological Chronicle of Przegląd Epidemiologiczny - Epidemiological Review. Its purpose is to identify potential threats to the health of populations from infectious diseases occurring in Poland with reference to other parts of the globe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This paper is an introduction to more detailed studies of the epidemiological situation of selected infectious diseases and summarizes the results of the surveillance of infectious diseases in Poland in 2015...
2017: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164946/chronic-heart-failure-management-in-primary-healthcare-in-poland-results-of-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Barbara Wizner, Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Grzegorz Opolski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Adam Windak, Marcin Czech, Jacek S Dubiel, Michał Marchel, Krzysztof Rewiuk, Tomasz Rywik, Jerzy Korewicki, Tomasz Grodzicki
BACKGROUND: Organizational and educational activities in primary care in Poland have been introduced to improve the chronic heart failure (CHF) management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the use of diagnostic procedures, pharmacotherapy and referrals of CHF in primary care in Poland. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013, involving 390 primary care centres randomly selected from a national database. Trained nurses contacted primary care physicians who retrospectively filled out the study questionnaires on the previous year's CHF management in the last five patients who had recently visited their office...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160171/recent-pregnancy-is-not-associated-with-high-risk-pathological-features-of-well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Angela J Chen, Masha J Livhits, Lin Du, James X Wu, Eric James Kuo, Michael W Yeh, Angela M Leung
BACKGROUND: Thyroid cancer is commonly diagnosed in the first postpartum year, supporting the theory that high levels of estrogen may stimulate progression of hormone-mediated thyroid cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of recent pregnancy on histopathologic disease characteristics of well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC). METHODS: Cases of WDTC (1999-2012) were identified from the California Cancer Registry and linked to data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development...
November 21, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159835/precarious-schedules-linked-with-workplace-aggression-in-a-high-risk-occupation
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David A Hurtado, Lisset M Dumet, Samuel A Greenspan, Miguel Marino, Kimberly Bernard
INTRODUCTION: Night work and prolonged work hours increase the risk for workplace aggression, however, the risk related to precarious schedules remains unknown. METHODS: Cross-sectional study among Parole Probation Officers (PPOs) (n = 35). A precarious schedules index was created including the following indicators (a) experiencing one or more unexpected shifts during the last 4 weeks; (b) having minimal control over work hours; and (c) shifts notifications of less than a week...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153055/routine-colonoscopy-diabetic-eye-care-mammogram-and-pap-smear-screening-in-vascular-surgery-patients
#18
Young Lee, Afsha Aurshina, Aaron J Lee, Israel M Ackerman, Michael Chait, Daniel Novak, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher, Natalie Marks
Objective An increasing emphasis on preventive medicine has been supported by the recent reforms in United States health care system. Majority of the patients seen in vascular surgery clinics are elderly with more extensive medical comorbidities compared to the general population. Thus, these patients would be expected at higher risk for common malignant pathologies such as colon, breast and cervical cancer, and nonmalignant diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. This study looked at the screening compliance of vascular patients compared to data provided by Centers for Disease Control on the national and state levels...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149474/interventions-for-old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Begoña Monge-Maillo, Mariona Pinart, Patricia Lopez Pereira, Ludovic Reveiz, Emely Garcia-Carrasco, Pedro Campuzano Cuadrado, Ana Royuela, Irene Mendez Roman, Rogelio López-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by a parasitic infection, is considered one of the most serious skin diseases in many low- and middle-income countries. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (OWCL) is caused by species found in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and India. The most commonly prescribed treatments are antimonials, but other drugs have been used with varying success. As OWCL tends to heal spontaneously, it is necessary to justify the use of systemic and topical treatments...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147757/prospective-evaluation-of-co2-laser-assisted-sclerectomy-surgery-class-with-mitomycin-c
#20
Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Alessandro Bagnis, Riccardo Scotto, Chiara Bonzano, Carlo Enrico Traverso
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to evaluate the clinical safety and efficacy of CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery (CLASS) with Mitomycin C (MMC) in open angle glaucoma (OAG). METHODS: This was a prospective, uncontrolled, interventional case series. All subjects underwent CLASS procedure by a single surgeon. After the dissection of a partial thickness scleral flap, topical MMC 0.2 mg/ml was applied to the sclera and the conjunctiva for 3 min. The CO2 laser with a beam-manipulating system was used to ablate the scleral tissue and expose the Schlemm's canal area...
November 17, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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