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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243344/intensive-care-survivor-reported-symptoms-a-longitudinal-study-of-survivors-symptoms
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Anne Kathrine Langerud, Tone Rustøen, Milaancarova Småstuen, Ulf Kongsgaard, Audun Stubhaug
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in potential long-term outcomes following intensive care, but few researchers have studied the prevalence of multiple symptoms or the association between pain and other symptoms. AIMS: To investigate the prevalence of anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbance and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) among intensive care survivors 3 months and 1 year after being discharged from an intensive care unit (ICU) and to determine whether pain is associated with higher prevalence of these symptoms 3 months and 1 year after ICU stay...
December 15, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241946/youth-with-psychogenic-non-syncopal-collapse-have-more-somatic-and-psychiatric-symptoms-and-lower-perceptions-of-peer-relationships-than-youth-with-syncope
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Geoffrey L Heyer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about somatic and psychiatric symptoms and perceived peer relationships of patients with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare somatic and psychiatric symptoms and other elements potentially related to functional neurological symptom disorders between youth with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse and those with neurally mediated syncope. METHODS: Before testing, patients completed a structured interview and questionnaire addressing current symptoms, previous psychiatric diagnoses, referrals, diagnostic testing, prescribed medications, and patient self-ratings of anxiety, depression, and perceived peer relationships...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241896/an-exploratory-study-on-using-principal-component-analysis-and-confirmatory-factor-analysis-to-identify-bolt-on-dimensions-the-eq-5d-case-study
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Aureliano Paolo Finch, John Edward Brazier, Clara Mukuria, Jakob Bue Bjorner
OBJECTIVE: Generic preference-based measures such as the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D) are used in economic evaluation, but may not be appropriate for all conditions. When this happens, a possible solution is adding bolt-ons to expand their descriptive systems. Using review-based methods, studies published to date claimed the relevance of bolt-ons in the presence of poor psychometric results. This approach does not identify the specific dimensions missing from the Generic preference-based measure core descriptive system, and is inappropriate for identifying dimensions that might improve the measure generically...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241412/tonsillotomy-versus-tonsillectomy-in-adults-suffering-from-tonsil-related-afflictions-a-systematic-review
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Justin E R E Wong Chung, Peter Paul G van Benthem, Henk M Blom
OBJECTIVE: Tonsillotomy has emerged as an alternative for tonsillectomy in treating patients with tonsil-related afflictions. Tonsillotomy provides favourable outcomes in children, but treatment of choice in adults remains unclear. This systematic review sought to evaluate the current literature on the efficacy and adverse events of tonsillotomy compared to tonsillectomy in adults. METHODS: A Medline and Cochrane search was conducted for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and cohort studies comparing tonsillotomy to tonsillectomy in adults...
December 15, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241365/gabapentin-for-the-treatment-of-alcohol-use-disorder
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Barbara J Mason, Susan Quello, Farhad Shadan
Alcohol misuse is the fifth leading risk factor for premature death and disability worldwide. Fewer than 10% of afflicted Americans receive pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorder. Gabapentin is a calcium channel GABAergic modulator that is widely used for pain. Studies showing reduced drinking and decreased craving and alcohol-related disturbances in sleep and affect in the months following alcohol cessation suggest therapeutic potential for alcohol use disorder. Areas covered: Human laboratory and clinical studies assessing gabapentin for alcohol use disorder are reviewed...
December 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240646/genetic-and-environmental-contributions-to-sleep-quality-and-low-back-pain-a-population-based-twin-study
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Marina B Pinheiro, Jose J Morosoli, Manuela L Ferreira, Juan J Madrid-Valero, Kathryn Refshauge, Paulo H Ferreira, Juan R Ordoñana
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the extent to which the co-occurrence of poor sleep quality and low back pain is due to the same genetic and/or environmental risk factors or due to a causal association. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality index) and low back pain were collected in a population-based sample of adult twins (n=2,134) registered with the Murcia Twin Registry. Bivariate analysis and structural equation modelling were used...
December 13, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239621/a-qualitative-analysis-of-gabapentin-misuse-and-diversion-among-people-who-use-drugs-in-appalachian-kentucky
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Rachel Vickers Smith, Elaine M Boland, April M Young, Michelle R Lofwall, Alexa Quiroz, Michele Staton, Jennifer R Havens
Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant and analgesic for postherpetic neuralgia, has been thought to have no abuse potential despite numerous published reports to the contrary. Gabapentin has been linked with impaired driving and opioid use, highlighting the need to more fully understand its risk profile. Thirty-three individuals reporting recent nonmedical use of gabapentin were recruited from two ongoing longitudinal studies of drug users in Appalachian Kentucky to participate in focus groups. Four sessions were held (two in the community and two in jail settings), during which participants responded to questions regarding their personal experiences with gabapentin misuse...
December 14, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238600/morbidity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-accessing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-study-in-one-province-of-canada
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Laurie K Twells, Shannon Driscoll, Deborah M Gregory, Kendra Lester, John M Fardy, Dave Pace
Background: In Canada, severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacity limited. Little is known in Canada about the types of patients undergoing these procedures, especially laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The study objective is to examine the socio-demographic profile, morbidity and HRQoL of patients accessing LSG in one Canadian province...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237658/emergency-salpingectomy-for-ruptured-ectopic-pregnancy-in-patient-with-melnick-needles-syndrome-a-rare-otopalatodigital-syndrome
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Mark Zachary Johnson, Cormac Francis Mullins, Declan Keane, Ingrid Browne
Melnick-Needles syndrome (M-NS) is a rare genetic disorder which primarily affects skeletal developments. M-NS may also affect the cardiorespiratory and renal systems. A 35 kg patient presented complaining of abdominal pain. Following a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound examination, she was diagnosed with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. She had a significant background history of M-NS, obstructive sleep apnoea (with narrow gauge tracheostomy in situ), obstructive lung disease and scoliosis. She received fluid resuscitation, and the case was managed using an open salpingectomy and clot evacuation under combined spinal/epidural anaesthesia...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235664/an-observer-blinded-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial-comparing-localised-immersion-psoralen-ultraviolet-a-puva-with-localised-narrowband-ultraviolet-b-nbuvb-for-the-treatment-of-palmar-hand-eczema
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D Brass, T Fouweather, D D Stocken, C Macdonald, J Wilkinson, J Lloyd, P M Farr, N J Reynolds, P J Hampton
BACKGROUND: Hand eczema is a common inflammatory dermatosis that causes significant patient morbidity. Symptoms such as pain, itch and localised swelling contribute to disruption of activities of daily living, lack of sleep, and missed days from work. The aetiology is often multifactorial. Previous studies comparing psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA) and narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB) have been small, non-randomised and retrospective. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an observer blinded randomized controlled pilot study using validated scoring criteria to compare immersion PUVA with NBUVB for the treatment of chronic hand eczema unresponsive to topical steroids...
December 13, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234136/study-adherence-in-a-tdcs-longitudinal-clinical-trial-with-people-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Felipe Jones, Leslie R Morse, Ross Zafonte, Felipe Fregni
STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a clinical trial. OBJECTIVES: To analyze adherence to 1-year transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) clinical trial in people with chronic pain due to spinal cord injury (SCI). We also explore the association between dropout and several baseline variables such as age, depression levels, pain severity, number of days with pain in the last 7 days, walking ability, sleep, work, relationship with others, and enjoyment with life...
December 13, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231914/determinants-of-late-life-depression-in-residents-of-long-term-care-facility
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Urszula Horwath, Katarzyna Szczerbińska
Mental disorders, such as dementia and depression, are beside chronic somatic diseases, the most common problem in residents of longterm care facilities (LTCF). Late-life depression refers to depressive symptoms that arise in adults older than 65 years. According to literature review, older people tend to differ from middle-aged adults in presentation of depression. AIM: Mental disorders, such as dementia and depression, are beside chronic somatic diseases, the most common problem in residents of longterm care facilities (LTCF)...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231315/-acupuncture-with-regulating-mind-and-spleen-for-diarrhea-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-sleep-quality-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jing Li, Jin Lu, Jianhua Sun, Zhizhong Ruan, Dake Xu, Hao Geng, Xue Zhou, Zhilan Huang, Wanli Xu, Hehua Si
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects between acupuncture with regulating mind and spleen and wes-tern medication for diarrhea irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). METHODS: Eighty-one patients were randomly at the ratio of 2 to 1 assigned into an acupuncture group (54 cases) and a western medication group (27 cases). Acupuncture with regulating mind and spleen was applied in the acupuncture group for 6 weeks at Baihui (GV 20), Yintang (GV 29), Tianshu (ST 25), Zusanli (ST 36), Shangjuxu (ST 37), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), and Taichong (LR 3), once every other day, 3 times a week...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227712/a-comparison-of-pain-fatigue-dyspnea-and-their-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-pulmonary-rehabilitation-participants-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yi-Wen Chen, Pat G Camp, Harvey O Coxson, Jeremy D Road, Jordan A Guenette, Michael A Hunt, W Darlene Reid
In addition to dyspnea and fatigue, pain is a prevalent symptom in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Understanding the relative prevalence, magnitude, and interference with aspects of daily living of these symptoms can improve COPD management. Therefore, the purposes of this study were to: (1) compare the prevalence and magnitude of dyspnea, fatigue, and pain and how each limits aspects of daily living; (2) determine the association between pain and the other two symptoms; and (3) assess the impact of these symptoms on quality of life in COPD...
December 11, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226507/age-is-the-only-predictor-of-small-decrease-in-lung-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Shaina M Willen, Robyn Cohen, Mark Rodeghier, Fenella Kirkham, Susan S Redline, Carol Rosen, Jane Kirkby, Michael R DeBaun
The longitudinal pattern of lung function in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) has shown a decrease in FEV1 % predicted, a risk factor for death in adults with SCA, but predictors for this decline are poorly characterized. In a prospective longitudinal multi-center cohort of children with SCA, we tested the hypotheses that: 1) FEV1 % predicted declines over time; and 2) SCA-specific characteristics and therapy predict this decline. At three clinical centers, children with SCA (HbSS or HbSβ0 thalassemia), unselected for respiratory disease, were enrolled in the Sleep and Asthma Cohort (SAC) study...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226495/forgetting-to-remember-prospective-memory-within-the-context-of-pain
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R Gatzounis, M G S Schrooten, G Crombez, J W S Vlaeyen
BACKGROUND: Pain interferes with cognitive functioning in several ways. Among other symptoms, pain patients often report difficulties with remembering future intentions. It remains unclear, however, whether it is the pain per se that impairs prospective remembering or other factors that often characterize people with pain (e.g. poor sleep quality). In this experiment, we investigated whether prospective memory is impaired within the context of pain, and whether this impairment is enhanced when the threat value of pain is increased...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225808/symptom-burden-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-not-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy
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Stephanie A Brown, Freya C Tyrer, Amy L Clarke, Laetitia H Lloyd-Davies, Andrew G Stein, Carolyn Tarrant, James O Burton, Alice C Smith
Background: Although evidence shows that patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) experience a high symptom burden which impacts on quality of life (QoL), less is known about patients with earlier stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aimed to explore symptom burden and potential contributing factors in patients with CKD Stage 1-5 not requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT). Methods: Patients with CKD Stage 1-5 and not on RRT were asked to report their symptoms using the Leicester Uraemic Symptom Score (LUSS), a questionnaire which assesses the frequency and intrusiveness of 11 symptoms commonly reported by kidney patients...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224763/tonsillectomy-or-tonsillotomy-a-systematic-review-for-paediatric-sleep-disordered-breathing
#18
REVIEW
Lai-Ying Zhang, Laurie Zhong, Michael David, Anders Cervin
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has challenged the practice of tonsillectomy in children with sleep-disordered breathing. Tonsillotomy (subtotal/partial/intracapsular tonsillectomy) has been proposed as an alternative with equivalent effectiveness and decreased post-operative morbidity, thus improving cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature comparing clinical efficacy, post-operative morbidity, and cost-effectiveness of tonsillotomy and tonsillectomy in paediatric (<16yo) patients with sleep-disordered breathing...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224694/chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-and-its-impact-on-older-people
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REVIEW
Fiona M Blyth, Naomi Noguchi
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of disability worldwide and also have a large impact on many other aspects of older people's health such as low physical activity level, poor mobility, frailty, depression, cognitive impairment, falls and poor sleep quality. Clustering of musculoskeletal pain with other pain conditions is also common, and the number of pain sites is an important prognostic factor. While musculoskeletal pain is usually nociceptive in origin, older people with musculoskeletal conditions may also experience neuropathic pain and central pain syndromes...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224470/poor-sleep-is-related-to-lower-general-health-increased-stress-and-increased-confusion-in-elite-gaelic-athletes
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Michelle Biggins, Roisin Cahalan, Thomas Comyns, Helen Purtill, Kieran O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Persistent poor sleep is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes. Sleep is considered the main method of recovery in athletes; however, studies report that a significant number of athletes are getting insufficient sleep. The purpose of this study was to assess the sleep profiles of elite Gaelic athletes and to compare wellbeing in those with poor sleep and those with good sleep. METHODS: 69 elite Gaelic athletes completed questionnaires, including the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Subjective Health Complaints Inventory (SHC), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), stress subscale of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS), the tension-anxiety, anger-hostility and confusion-bewilderment subscales of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) as well as the catastrophising subscale of the Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ)...
December 11, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
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