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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235739/assistance-of-medical-clowns-improves-the-physical-examinations-of-children-aged-2-6-years
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Noam Meiri, Amichi Ankri, Faten Ziadan, Itay Nahmias, Muriel Konopnicki, Zeev Schnapp, Omer Itzhak Sagi, Mohamad Hamad Saied, Giora Pillar
BACKGROUND: A good physical exam is necessary to help pediatricians make the correct diagnosis and can save unnecessary imaging or invasive procedures. Distraction by medical clowns may create the optimal conditions for a proper physical examination. METHODS: Children aged 2-6 years who required physical examination in the pediatric emergency department were recruited and randomly assigned to one of two groups: physical exam by a pediatrician in the presence of caregivers vs...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234919/-soft-skills-somewhat-different-doping
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REVIEW
H J Heppner
Doping actually means the taking of illegal substances or the use of forbidden methods to increase or maintain performance. Diseases associated with age and functional decline can lead to constraints in the activities of daily living and this leads to loss of autonomy; therefore, doping in its different variations is used to try to achieve performance, which would not otherwise be possible. A somewhat different method is soft skills, i.e. personal, social and methodological competences, which are adopted to remain fit with the help of selection and compensation...
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234873/predictors-for-incidence-of-increased-time-spent-in-hospital-after-ambulatory-surgery-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Takaya Nishida, Takahiro Mihara, Koui Ka
PURPOSE: Recently, pediatric ambulatory surgery has become common. However, for some of these patients, unplanned admission or prolonged hospital stay is also necessary, which can increase the mental burden on these patients. The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of the incidence of increased time spent in hospitals associated with pediatric ambulatory surgery. METHODS: Data were obtained from the medical and anesthetic records of 1087 consecutive patients aged < 18 years who underwent ambulatory surgery under general anesthesia...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234546/repigmentation-of-tenacious-vitiligo-on-apremilast
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Sara B Huff, Lorie D Gottwald
Vitiligo is a common pigment disorder characterized by acquired loss of function or absence of melanocytes, leading to distinct areas of depigmentation. Physical exam reveals sharply demarcated, depigmented macules or patches on otherwise normal skin. Vitiligo can present at any age, in any skin color. There is no specific serologic marker for diagnosis, but patients often have other autoimmune problems. Treatment options are limited and are difficult given the fact that the pathogenesis of the disease is not well elucidated...
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234482/roads-to-health-in-developing-countries-understanding-the-intersection-of-culture-and-healing
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REVIEW
S Ibeneme, G Eni, A Ezuma, G Fortwengel
Background: The most important attribute to which all human beings aspire is good health because it enables us to undertake different forms of activities of daily living. The emergence of scientific knowledge in Western societies has enabled scientists to explore and define several parameters of health by drawing boundaries around factors that are known to influence the attainment of good health. For example, the World Health Organization defined health by taking physical and psychological factors into consideration...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233119/psychological-wellbeing-and-physical-activity-in-children-and-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-compared-to-healthy-controls
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Laura Mählmann, Markus Gerber, Raoul I Furlano, Corinne Legeret, Nadeem Kalak, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report impairments in daily activities, social interactions and coping. Findings regarding psychological functioning are inconsistent, while limited information is available on objectively assessed physical activity (PA). The aims of the present study were therefore to compare anthropometric dimensions, blood values, psychological functioning and PA of children and adolescents with IBD with healthy controls. METHODS: Forty-seven children and adolescents took part in the study...
December 12, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232643/mechanical-corrosion-and-biocompatibility-behaviour-of-mg-3zn-ha-biodegradable-composites-for-orthopaedic-fixture-accessories
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Satish Jaiswal, R Manoj Kumar, Pallavi Gupta, Murali Kumaraswamy, Partha Roy, Debrupa Lahiri
Development of biodegradable implants has grown into one of the important areas in medical science. Degradability becomes more important for orthopaedic accessories used to support fractured and damaged bones, in order to avoid second surgery for their removal after healing. Clinically available biodegradable orthopaedic materials are mainly made of polymers or ceramics. These orthopaedic accessories have an unsatisfactory mechanical strength, when used in load-bearing parts. Magnesium and its alloys can be suitable candidate for this purpose, due to their outstanding strength to weight ratio, biodegradability, non-toxicity and mechanical properties, similar to natural bone...
November 21, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232502/do-treatment-patterns-alter-beliefs-cancer-patients-hold-regarding-oral-oncolytic-agents
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Alla Sikorskii, Charles W Given, Barbara A Given, Eric Vachon, Victoria Marshall, John C Krauss, Asish Banik, Atreyee Majumder
OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients, particularly those prescribed oral oncolytic medications, face treatment side effects, and temporary and permanent stoppages of treatment. This research examines how events during treatment affect patients' beliefs regarding oral oncolytic medications. METHODS: 272 cancer patients initiating one of 28 oral oncolytic agents were followed for 12 weeks. Assessments of Beliefs About Medications Questionnaire (BMQ), symptoms, physical function, and depression measures were performed during telephone interviews at intake (medication start) and 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
December 12, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232283/levocarnitine-for-the-treatment-of-valproic-acid-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-in-children-the-experience-of-large-tertiary-care-pediatric-hospital-and-a-poison-center
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Miguel Glatstein, Pedro Bonifacio Rino, Silvina de Pinho, Dennis Scolnik, Dikla Pivko-Levi, Christopher Hoyte
BACKGROUND: Although rare, symptomatic hyperammonemia is sometimes associated with valproic acid (VPA), especially in children. L-carnitine (levocarnitine), sometimes classified as an essential amino acid, is vital to mitochondrial utilization of fatty acids and can be helpful in treating this condition. The data supporting this, however, are limited. STUDY QUESTION: The aim of the study was to illustrate the role of L-carnitine in the treatment of patients with VPA-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VPE) at 2 different institutions...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231958/medical-issues-in-playing-the-oboe-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Sofia Banzhoff, Maria Del Mar Ropero, Gabriele Menzel, Tatjana Salmen, Manfred Gross, Philipp P Caffier
Playing a musical instrument can affect physical and mental health. A literature review was conducted to determine the prevalence of health problems among oboists, which medical conditions can be caused or exacerbated by playing, whether oboe playing can be a protective factor, and whether recommendations are possible as to who should or should not play the oboe. Searches in 7 databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, SocIndex, PsyIndex, Psychinfo) yielded a total of 950 studies; after exclusion of duplicates and those not meeting eligibility criteria, 37 articles were selected for final analysis...
December 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231878/greek-medicine-practice-at-ancient-rome-the-physician-molecularist-asclepiades
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Luigi Santacroce, Lucrezia Bottalico, Ioannis Alexandros Charitos
Background: In the pre-Hellenistic period, the concept of medicine was not well-defined. Usually, a disease was considered as a divine punishment and its treatment was devolved to the priests who asked for healing from the divinities. The only job that could be compared to medical practice was a kind of itinerant medicine, derived from the Egyptian therapeutic tradition based only on practical experience and performed by people that knew a number of remedies, mostly vegetable, but without any theoretical bases about the possible mechanisms of action...
December 12, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231755/pharmaceutical-aspects-of-silver-nanoparticles
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Prateek Mathur, Swati Jha, Suman Ramteke, N K Jain
Silver nanoparticles are particles in the size ranging between 1 and 100 nm. The two major methods used for synthesis of silver nanoparticle are the physical and chemical methods with the disadvantage that they are expensive and can also have toxicity. Biological method is being used as an expedient alternative, as this approach is environment-friendly and less toxic and it includes plant extracts, microorganism, fungi, etc. The major applications of silver nanoparticles in the medical field include diagnostic applications and therapeutic applications, apart from its antimicrobial activity...
December 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231596/-current-situation-of-acupuncture-in-new-zealand
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Xiaoji Li, Youping Hu
The beginning of TCM acupuncture in New Zealand dates back to the middle of 19th century. After self-improvement for more than 100 years, TCM acupuncture has gained a considerable development. From the perspective of history and current situation, the development of acupuncture in New Zealand was elaborated in this article; in addition, the sustainable development of acupuncture was discussed from the perspective of education and training. In New Zealand, the TCM acupuncture and dry needling have played a dominant role in acupuncture treatments, which are practiced by TCM practitioners and physical therapists...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231095/thoracic-surgeon-and-patient-focus-groups-on-decision-making-in-early-stage-lung-cancer-surgery
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Rebecca M Schwartz, Ksenia Gorbenko, Samantha M Kerath, Raja Flores, Sheila Ross, Tonya N Taylor, Emanuela Taioli, Claudia Henschke
AIM: To investigate medical decision-making from the thoracic surgeons' and patients' perspectives in early-stage lung cancer. PATIENTS & METHODS: We conducted one focus group with thoracic surgeons (n = 15) and one with a group of early-stage lung cancer patients treated with surgery (n = 7). Focus groups were recorded, transcribed and coded for themes. RESULTS: For surgeons, surgical procedure choice was a primary concern, followed by the surgical treatment plan decision-making process...
December 12, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231005/-application-of-moas-for-evaluating-of-violence-risk-in-the-inpatients-with-mental-disorders
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J F He, W Hong, Y Shao, H Q Han, B Xie
OBJECTIVES: To explore the value of Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS) on predicting serious aggressive behavior in the inpatients with mental disorders and to provide theoretical basis for violence risk assessments in the inpatients with mental disorders. METHODS: Total 918 inpatients in a psychiatric hospital were evaluated by trained medical workers using MOAS in September 2009, and their serious violent behavior were followed up for 2 years. The value of MOAS on predicting violence in the inpatients with mental disorders was analyzed by SPSS 21...
February 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230833/causes-of-iron-overload-in-blood-donors-a-clinical-study
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A H Laursen, O W Bjerrum, L Friis-Hansen, T O Hansen, J L Marott, K Magnussen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the obligate iron loss from blood donation, some donors present with hyperferritinaemia that can result from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions including hereditary haemochromatosis (HH). The objective of our study was to investigate the causes of hyperferritinaemia in the blood donor population and explore the value of extensive HH mutational analyses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-nine consecutive donors (f = 6, m = 43) were included prospectively from the Capital Regional Blood Center...
December 12, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230710/a-case-report-of-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-with-monoclonal-immunoglobulin-m-kappa-deposits-without-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder-or-detectable-paraproteinemia
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Yoshito Yamaguchi, Kunihiko Maeda, Katsuyuki Nagatoya, Atsushi Yamauchi
A 53-year-old man presented with proteinuria and hematuria. No significant abnormality was detected in his physical examination or laboratory tests, including evidence of paraprotein in serum and urine. Renal biopsy revealed mesangial proliferation, thickened glomerular basement membranes, and spike formation. Immunofluorescence revealed deposition of immunoglobulin (Ig) M heavy chain, kappa (κ) light chain, and complement component C3 along capillary walls in the glomeruli. Light chain staining indicated significant restriction, because only κ chain, not lambda chain, was present in glomeruli...
December 11, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230516/-the-distribution-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-employees-from-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-in-germany
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Andrea Kaifie, Thomas Kraus
BACKGROUND: The German Prevention Act, the main parts of which came into force on 25 July 2015, encourages health promotion and prevention programs for people in their living environment. Through this act, preventive measures could reach employees at work that hardly seek medical services. This is of importance since employees with a low occupational position often show risk factors that increase morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In this study, clinical data from n = 2280 employees from small and medium sized enterprises (SME) were analyzed for economic sector, sex, socioeconomic position (SEP), economic sector cardiovascular risk factors, musculoskeletal and psychological diseases...
December 11, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230005/prevalence-treatment-patterns-and-risk-factors-of-hypertension-and-pre-hypertension-among-bangladeshi-adults
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Mujibur Rahman, M Mostafa Zaman, Jessica Yasmine Islam, Jalil Chowdhury, Ham Nazmul Ahsan, Ridwanur Rahman, Mahtabuddin Hassan, Zakir Hossain, Billal Alam, Rubina Yasmin
In Bangladesh, morbidity and mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has increased over the last few decades. Hypertension is an important risk factor for NCDs, specifically cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to assess prevalence and risk factors for hypertension and pre-hypertension among adults in Bangladesh. Data for this analysis were collected during the national NCD Risk Factor Survey of Bangladesh conducted in 2010 from a representative sample of men and women, aged 25 years or above...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229660/rationale-and-design-of-geneius-a-prospective-observational-study-on-the-genetic-and-environmental-determinants-of-body-mass-index-evolution-in-canadian-undergraduate-students
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Rita E Morassut, Christine Langlois, Akram Alyass, Adeola F Ishola, Fereshteh T Yazdi, Alexandra J Mayhew, Hudson Reddon, James MacKillop, Marie Pigeyre, David Meyre
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a global epidemic and is a risk factor for developing other comorbidities. Young adulthood is a critical period for body weight change and establishing healthy lifestyle behaviours. The 'Freshman 15' suggests that undergraduate students gain 15 lbs (6.8 kg) during their first year of university, although evidence estimates a more modest weight gain of approximately 3-5 lbs (1.4-2.3 kg). Previous studies have only investigated weight change in the first year and do not study potential risk factors...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
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