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Erika J Wasenda, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Nishamini Subramaniam, Hans Peter Dietz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of hormone therapy (HT) use on pelvic organ support. METHODS: A retrospective observational study involving postmenopausal women with pelvic floor dysfunction attending a tertiary urogynecology center between January 2012 and March 2015. All underwent a clinical examination including International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification and 4D translabial ultrasound imaging. Information on current or former use of systemic HT and current local estrogen use was collected...
May 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523400/long-term-effect-of-thermoablative-fractional-co2-laser-treatment-as-a-novel-approach-to-urinary-incontinence-management-in-women-with-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause
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Pablo González Isaza, Kinga Jaguszewska, Jose Luis Cardona, Mariusz Lukaszuk
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of thermoablative fractional CO2 laser (TACO2L) as an alternative treatment for early stages of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in postmenopausal women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause. METHODS: A total of 161 postmenopausal patients (age 53.38 ± 5.1 years, range 45-65 years) with a clinical diagnosis of mild SUI were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients received one treatment with TACO2L every 30-45 days, each treatment comprising four sessions, followed in all patients by a yearly treatment session at 12, 24 and 36 months...
May 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511725/the-performance-of-different-classification-criteria-sets-for-spondyloarthritis-in-the-worldwide-asas-comospa-study
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Pauline Bakker, Anna Moltó, Adrien Etcheto, Filip Van den Bosch, Robert Landewé, Floris van Gaalen, Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde
BACKGROUND: In this study, we sought to compare the performance of spondyloarthritis (SpA) classification criteria sets in an international SpA cohort with patients included from five continents around the world. METHODS: Data from the (ASAS) COMOrbidities in SPondyloArthritis (ASAS-COMOSPA) study were used. ASAS-COMOSPA is a multinational, cross-sectional study with consecutive patients diagnosed with SpA by rheumatologists worldwide. Patients were classified according to the European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group (ESSG), modified European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group (mESSG), Amor, modified Amor, Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA), ASAS peripheral spondyloarthritis (pSpA) and ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic Arthritis (CASPAR) criteria...
May 16, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480478/imia-accreditation-of-biomedical-and-health-informatics-education-current-state-and-future-directions
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M W Jaspers, J Mantas, E Borycki, A Hasman
OBJECTIVES: The educational activities initiated by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) have had global impacts and influenced national societies and local academic programs in the field of Biomedical and Health Informatics (BMHI). After the successful publication and dissemination of its educational recommendations, IMIA launched an accreditation procedure for educational programs in BMHI. The accreditation procedure was pilot tested by several BMHI academic programs in different countries and continents to obtain a global perspective...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479768/laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy-using-barbed-sutures-for-mesh-fixation-and-peritoneal-closure-a-safe-option-to-reduce-operational-times
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Panagiotis Kallidonis, Abdulrahman Al-Aown, Marinos Vasilas, Iason Kyriazis, Vasilis Panagopoulos, Fotini Fligou, Anastasios Athanasopoulos, Bagheri Fariborz, Evangelos Liatsikos, Mehmet Özsoy
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) has established itself as a safe method for the management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Laparoscopic suturing is a time-consuming intraoperative task during LSC. Self-retaining barbed sutures (SBSs) are known to reduce the operative time in laparoscopic cases. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of SBS during the performance of LSC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty female patients with symptomatic POP were treated with LSC by an expert surgeon...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466143/-albrecht-von-graefe-and-internationality
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J M Rohrbach, M A Leitritz
Not only the scientific successes but also his personality caused Albrecht von Graefe (1828-1870) to gain a worldwide reputation. His two foundations "Archive for Ophthalmology" in 1854 and the "(German) Ophthalmological Society" (DOG) in 1857 as well as his famous eye clinic in Berlin were important for his colleagues and patients from many countries and most continents. The 2017 DOG congress has the motto "German Ophthalmology internationally"; thus, it is worthwhile to be reminded of this great ophthalmologist...
May 2, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444709/male-bladder-outlet-obstruction-time-to-re-evaluate-the-definition-and-reconsider-our-diagnostic-pathway-ici-rs-2015
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Kevin Rademakers, Marcus J Drake, Andrew Gammie, Jens C Djurhuus, Peter F W M Rosier, Paul Abrams, Christopher Harding
The diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in the male is dependent on measurements of pressure and flow made during urodynamic studies. The procedure of urodynamics and the indices used to delineate BOO are well standardized largely as a result of the work of the International Continence Society. The clinical utility of the diagnosis of BOO is however, less well defined and there are several shortcomings and gaps in the currently available medical literature. Consequently the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society (ICI-RS) held a think tank session in 2015 entitled "Male bladder outlet obstruction: Time to re-evaluate the definition and reconsider our diagnostic pathway?" This manuscript details the discussions that took place within that think tank setting out the pros and cons of the current definition of BOO and exploring alternative clinical tests (alone or in combination) which may be useful in the future investigation of male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444705/under-what-circumstances-should-stress-incontinence-surgery-be-performed-at-the-same-time-as-prolapse-surgery-ici-rs-2015
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Vik Khullar, Ralf Anding, Dudley Robinson, David Castro-Diaz, Roger Dmochowski, Linda Cardozo
AIMS: An International Consultation on Incontinence-Research Society (ICI-RS) Think Tank in 2015 discussed and evaluated the evidence of when stress incontinence surgery should be performed with prolapse surgery and highlighted evidence gaps, with the aim of recommending further clinical and research proposals. METHODS: A review of the literature assessing randomized studies where women with vaginal prolapse have been randomized to vaginal prolapse surgery with or without continence surgery were evaluated...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443271/refractory-urinary-incontinence-in-girls-the-role-of-the-bladder-neck
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Rafal Chrzan
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in children is between 6 and 9% with urinary incontinence (UI) being one of the most common symptom. VARIOUS ASPECTS OF LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS LUTS: Anatomical anomalies of the urinary tract as well as neurogenic underlying pathology can results in LUTS. Comorbidities and long-term consequences of the LUTD for the female patients as well as genetic issues are also briefly discussed. THE ROLE OF THE BLADDER NECK: Thanks to urodynamics, we have learnt a lot about the lower urinary tract function, but the role of the bladder neck in the pathophysiology of LUTS in children is not clear...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434656/an-overview-of-eu-and-usa-intestinal-transplant-current-activity
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A Lauro, F Panaro, K R Iyer
AIM OF THE STUDY: To report the current activity of intestinal transplantation in Europe (EU) and Unites States of America (USA), underlining outcomes in the last 5 years and discussing possible trends. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data review of results was performed through analysis of ITR and UNOS registries, Eurotransplant and newsletter transplant reports, congress abstracts, international published literature, personal communications and hospital web sites. RESULTS: The absence in Europe of a sole organization collecting donors and the presence of many low-volume centers (less than 5 cases/year) makes the difference with USA: in the last 5 years (2010-2014), 222 intestinal/multivisceral transplants have been performed in EU countries (most of them in the UK), while in USA, the number of transplants achieved 634 procedures in the same period of time...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417154/bulkamid-pahg-in-mixed-urinary-incontinence-what-is-the-outcome
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Stefan Mohr, Christine Marthaler, Sara Imboden, Ash Monga, Michel D Mueller, Annette Kuhn
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Mixed urinary incontinence (MUI), defined as mixed symptoms of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and overactive bladder (OAB), is a difficult entity if conservative treatment has failed. Cure rates are low compared with SUI, particularly the OAB component, may deteriorate after sling insertion. Bulking agents pose an appealing alternative for the treatment of MUI. They have shown beneficial effect in small case studies, but larger series are lacking. The aim of this prospective study was an analysis of treatment efficacy and safety profile of the bulking agent, Bulkamid, in female patients with MUI...
April 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396951/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pectouteropexy-an-alternative-uterus-sparing-technique-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery
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Taner Usta, Tolga Karacan, Ahmet Kale, Sevgin Mutlu, Talha Tıryakı
The aim of this video is to demonstrate the alternative technique of robot-assisted laparoscopic pectouteropexy for uterus preservation in obese patients with pelvic organ prolapse. We present the case report of a 44-year-old patient with apical pelvic organ prolapse. A pelvic examination was performed during a Valsalva maneuver in the dorsal lithotomy position and in the standing position, and the patient was diagnosed with stage III apical prolapse in accordance with the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system of the International Continence Society (POP-Q: Аа -1, Ва 0, Вр 0, С +2)...
April 10, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356192/empirically-based-assessment-and-taxonomy-of-psychopathology-for-ages-1%C3%A2-90-years-developmental-multi-informant-and-multicultural-findings
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Thomas M Achenbach, Masha Y Ivanova, Leslie A Rescorla
BACKGROUND: Originating in the 1960s, the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) comprises a family of instruments for assessing problems and strengths for ages 1½-90+ years. PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the ASEBA, related research, and future directions for empirically based assessment and taxonomy. CONTENT: Standardized, multi-informant ratings of transdiagnostic dimensions of behavioral, emotional, social, and thought problems are hierarchically scored on narrow-spectrum syndrome scales, broad-spectrum internalizing and externalizing scales, and a total problems (general psychopathology) scale...
March 14, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298965/radiology-education-in-europe-analysis-of-results-from-22-european-countries
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Bhavya Rehani, Yi C Zhang, Madan M Rehani, András Palkó, Lawrence Lau, Miriam N Mikhail Lette, William P Dillon
AIM: To assess the state of radiology education across Europe by means of a survey study. METHODS: A comprehensive 23-item radiology survey was distributed via email to the International Society of Radiology members, national radiological societies, radiologists and medical physicists. Reminders to complete the survey were sent and the results were analyzed over a period of 4 mo (January-April 2016). Survey questions include length of medical school and residency training; availability of fellowship and subspecialty training; number of residency programs in each country; accreditation pathways; research training; and medical physics education...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253421/internationally-educated-nurses-in-transition-in-the-united-states-challenges-and-mediators
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Marlene M Rosenkoetter, Deena Nardi, Marilyn Bowcutt
International migration has doubled worldwide since 1970, and nurses are increasingly becoming a part of this trend. In 2008, approximately 5.6% of RN positions were filled by nurses educated in other countries. One of the critical issues is the transition of these immigrated nurses to the U.S. health care system and acculturation in a new society. Continuing education is necessary to promote adjustment and provide for a successful transition while ensuring quality patient care. The life patterns model provides a framework to describe the challenges and potential mediators in the transition process...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247647/-epidemiology-of-urinary-disorders-in-men-in-the-russian-federation
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I A Korneev, T A Alekseeva, M I Kogan, D Yu Pushkar'
AIM: To compare the results of population studies conducted in the Russian Federation to identify the prevalence, severity and risk factors for urinary disorders in men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of a survey of 1083 men were analyzed for the age, weight, height, comorbidities with their signs and symptoms, history of surgery on pelvic organs, copulative disorders, and IPSS and quality of life scores. The findings were compared with the results of a survey of 482 Russian men under the protocol of the International Society of Continence (ICS) aimed to identify patients with overactive bladder (OAB), in whom pollakiuria, nocturia, urgency, urinary incontinence, stress-incontinence, poor flow and terminal dribbling were registered...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244702/health-insurance-or-subsidy-has-universal-advantage-for-management-of-hospital-malnutrition-unrelated-to-gdp
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Stanislaw Klek, Michael Chourdakis, Dima Abdulqudos Abosaleh, Alejandra Amestoy, Hyun Wook Baik, Gertrudis Baptista, Rocco Barazzoni, Ryoji Fukushima, Josef Hartono, Ranil Jayawardena, Rafael Jimenez Garcia, Zeljko Krznaric, Ibolya Nyulasi, Gabriela Parallada, Eliza Mei Perez Francisco, Marina Panisic-Sekeljic, Mario Perman, Arina Prins, Isabel Martinez Del Rio Requejo, Ravinder Reddy, Pierre Singer, Marianna Sioson, Andrew Ukleja, Carla Vartanian, Nicolas Velasco Fuentes, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg, Steve Leonce Zoungrana, Aleksander Galas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Protein-energy and micronutrient malnutrition are global public health problems which, when not prevented and severe, require medical management by clinicians with nutrition expertise, preferably as a collectively skilled team, especially when disease-related. This study aimed to investigate barriers and facilitators of clinical nutrition services (CNS), especially the use of oral, enteral (EN) and parenteral (PN) nutrition in institutional and home settings...
March 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178439/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-the-era-of-international-cooperation
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REVIEW
Yosef Uziel
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Improved understanding of its pathogenesis has led to international cooperation in clinical studies. Multicenter, international collaborations and research facilitate rapid enrollment of enough patients to enable a variety of studies, including those of epidemiology, diagnostic and classification criteria, genetic disease predisposition, pathogenesis, outcomes, and treatment protocols. In the last 20 years, the vision of the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trial Organization (PRINTO) has become a reality of worldwide collaboration in pediatric rheumatology research, including North American and European research groups...
January 30, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177993/effects-of-hysterectomy-on-pelvic-floor-disorders-a-longitudinal-study
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Akin Firat Kocaay, Derya Oztuna, Filiz Akin Su, Atilla Halil Elhan, Mehmet Ayhan Kuzu
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy might adversely affect pelvic floor functions and result in many different symptoms, such as urinary and anal incontinence, obstructed defecation, and constipation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the influence of hysterectomy on pelvic floor disorders. DESIGN: This was a prospective and longitudinal study. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at the Ankara University Department of Surgery and the Dr Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital between September 2008 and March 2011...
March 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089888/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-short-term-treatment-and-repeat-treatment-of-nocturnal-enuresis-using-an-enuresis-alarm
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Taiju Hyuga, Shigeru Nakamura, Shina Kawai, Hideo Nakai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a 3-month enuresis alarm (EA) treatment and repeat EA treatment among pediatric patients with nocturnal enuresis (NE), and to compare patient characteristics among 'responders' and 'non-responders' to treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical outcomes were retrospectively evaluated for 137 children (94 boys and 43 girls, mean age, 10.1 years). Effectiveness was evaluated after an initial 3-month treatment, using the International Children's Continence Society criteria...
January 12, 2017: Urology
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