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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160493/neonatal-appendicitis-a-survival-case-study
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Izabela Linha Secco, Taine Costa, Etiene Letícia Leone de Moraes, Márcia Helena de Souza Freire, Mitzy Tannia Reichembach Danski, Regina Paula Guimarães Vieira Cavalcante
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of neonatal appendicitis in a children's hospital in southern Brazil, demonstrating the impact on neonatal survival. METHOD: Case study with data collection from medical records, approved by the Institution and Ethics Committee for Research with Human Beings. RESULTS: The clinical picture is initially characterized by food intolerance, evolving to hypoactivity, alteration of vital signs and septicemia due to intestinal perforation...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158228/stigma-experienced-by-children-and-adolescents-with-obesity
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Stephen J Pont, Rebecca Puhl, Stephen R Cook, Wendelin Slusser
The stigmatization of people with obesity is widespread and causes harm. Weight stigma is often propagated and tolerated in society because of beliefs that stigma and shame will motivate people to lose weight. However, rather than motivating positive change, this stigma contributes to behaviors such as binge eating, social isolation, avoidance of health care services, decreased physical activity, and increased weight gain, which worsen obesity and create additional barriers to healthy behavior change. Furthermore, experiences of weight stigma also dramatically impair quality of life, especially for youth...
November 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155338/financial-toxicity-in-bladder-cancer-patients-reasons-for-delay-in-care-and-effect-on-quality-of-life
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Marianne M Casilla-Lennon, Seul Ki Choi, Allison M Deal, Jeannette T Bensen, Gopal Narang, Pauline Filippou, Benjamin McCormick, Raj Pruthi, Eric Wallen, Hung-Jui Tan, Michael Woods, Matthew Nielsen, Angela Smith
PURPOSE: Costly surveillance and treatment of bladder cancer can lead to financial toxicity (FT), a treatment-related financial burden. Our objective was to define the prevalence of FT among bladder cancer patients and identify delays in care and its effect on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We identified bladder cancer patients in the UNC Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort. FT was defined as agreement with having "to pay more for medical care than you can afford...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154018/improving-patient-access-to-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment
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Milena M McLaughlin, Kevin T Marx, Colleen Terriff
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the current barriers to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment; to provide information and resources to assist health care providers with the prior authorization process; to provide resources for potential access to medications if a patient's third-party payer may not be an option; and to discuss the pharmacist's vital role as a patient advocate and considerations once medications are approved. SUMMARY: Access to HCV medications is often restricted by third-party payers...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153919/patient-and-health-care-provider-responses-from-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-vapocoolant-spray-versus-placebo-spray-in-adults-undergoing-venipuncture-in-the-emergency-department
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Tracy Barbour, Sharon O'Keefe, Sharon E Mace
Painful medical procedures are common. Topical anesthetics are easily applied, rapid onset, inexpensive, and avoid injection pain and needlestick injury. The aims of this study, using patient and health care provider questionnaires, were to answer the following questions: (1) Does vapocoolant spray decrease venipuncture pain? (2) Would patients be satisfied with and use a vapocoolant spray in the future? (3) Would providers be satisfied with and use a vapocoolant spray in the future? Adults (18-80 years) in a hospital emergency department (ED) were randomly assigned to sterile water placebo spray (S) (N = 50) or vapocoolant spray (V) (N = 50) before venipuncture...
November 16, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153854/what-are-pharmacists-recommending-for-infant-teething-treatment
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Eric J Ip, Punam B Patel, Josephine J Chi, Bijal Shah-Manek, Bonnie Lau
OBJECTIVES: In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to avoid the use of any benzocaine-containing products for infant teething treatment owing to a risk of methemoglobinemia. Several benzocaine-containing products targeted for infant teething are currently available over the counter. Pharmacists are commonly asked for medical advice in the community, and there is no current literature evaluating what pharmacists are recommending for infant teething. The objectives of this study were to evaluate what pharmacists are currently recommending for infant teething treatment and assess what percentage would inappropriately recommend a benzocaine-containing product...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146489/exploring-the-barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-using-evidence-based-drugs-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-findings-from-a-multistakeholder-qualitative-analysis
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Victoria Miller, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Darryl Leong, Amitava Banerjee, José Pablo Werba, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Curi Quinto, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Shweta Khandelwal
BACKGROUND: Health-system barriers and facilitators associated with cardiovascular medication adherence have seldom been studied, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where uptake rates are poorest. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore the major obstacles and facilitators to the use of evidence-supported medications for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease using qualitative analysis in 2 diverse countries across multiple levels of their health care systems...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144163/demand-for-ct-scans-increases-during-transition-from-paediatric-to-adult-care-an-observational-study-from-2009-to-2015
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Pete Thurley, Jonathan Crookdake, Mark Norwood, Nigel Sturrock, Andrew W Fogarty
OBJECTIVE: Avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure is a clinical priority in children and young adults. We aimed to explore demand for CT scans in a busy general hospital with particular interest in the period of transition from paediatric to adult medical care. METHODS: We used an observational epidemiological study based in a teaching hospital. Data were obtained on numbers and rates of CT scans from 2009 to 2015. The main outcome was age-stratified rates of receiving a CT scan...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143282/hypomethylating-agents-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-relapse-after-allogeneic-blood-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Thomas Schroeder, Christina Rautenberg, Rainer Haas, Ulrich Germing, Guido Kobbe
Despite the curative potential of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), many patients will relapse. Until recently therapeutic options mainly consisted of palliative care, chemotherapy, donor lymphocyte infusions and second transplantation in selected cases. Still many patients either do not tolerate intensive therapies or do not achieve durable remissions and will finally succumb. Given this unmet medical need the hypomethylating agents (HMA), Azacitidine (Aza) and Decitabine (DAC) have been tested as salvage therapy in patients with myeloid malignancies relapsing after allo-SCT...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142866/inferior-alveolar-nerve-cutting-legal-liability-versus-desired-patient-outcomes
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Soung Min Kim, Jong Ho Lee
Objectives: Mandibular angle reduction or reduction genioplasty is a routine well-known facial contouring surgery that reduces the width of the lower face resulting in an oval shaped face. During the intraoral resection of the mandibular angle or chin using an oscillating saw, unexpected peripheral nerve damage including inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) damage could occur. This study analyzed cases of damaged IANs during facial contouring surgery, and asked what the basic standard of care in these medical litigation-involved cases should be...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142847/predictive-features-associated-with-thyrotoxic-storm-and-management
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REVIEW
Alessandro Bacuzzi, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Luca Guzzetti, Alessandro Ivan De Martino, Paolo Severgnini, Salvatore Cuffari
Thyroid storm (TS) is an endocrine emergency characterized by rapid deterioration, associated with high mortality rate therefore rapid diagnosis and emergent treatment is mandatory. In the past, thyroid surgery was the most common cause of TS, but recent preoperative medication creates a euthyroid state before performing surgery. An active approach during perioperative period could determine an effective clinical treatment of this life-threating diseases. Recently, the Japan Thyroid Association and Japan Endocrine Society developed diagnostic criteria for TS focusing on premature and prompt diagnosis avoiding inopportune e useless drugs...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137693/another-chance-at-life-jordanian-patients-experience-of-going-through-a-myocardial-infarction
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Ali Ahmad Ammouri, Joy Kabasindi Kamanyire, Ahmad H Abu Raddaha, Susan Achora, Arwa Atef Obeidat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocardial infarction (MI) is a life-threatening health condition that has physical, spiritual, emotional, and social changes. Understanding feelings and thoughts of patients who suffered MI attacks is essential to recovery. Among Jordanian patients who suffered an acute attack of MI, the aim of the study was to describe the experiences and the varied meanings that they assign to their experiences. METHODS: A qualitative hermeneutic phenomenological research design was used...
November 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137504/avoidable-hospital-admissions-from-diabetes-complications-in-japan-singapore-hong-kong-and-communities-outside-beijing
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Jianchao Quan, Huyang Zhang, Deanette Pang, Brian K Chen, Janice M Johnston, Weiyan Jian, Zheng Yi Lau, Toshiaki Iizuka, Gabriel M Leung, Hai Fang, Kelvin B Tan, Karen Eggleston
Improving the quality of primary care may reduce avoidable hospital admissions. Avoidable admissions for conditions such as diabetes are used as a quality metric in the Health Care Quality Indicators of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Using the OECD indicators, we compared avoidable admission rates and spending for diabetes-related complications in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and rural and peri-urban Beijing, China, in the period 2008-14. We found that spending on diabetes-related avoidable hospital admissions was substantial and increased from 2006 to 2014...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136338/the-perspectives-of-medical-specialists-from-different-disciplines-on-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-interview-study
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David J Tunnicliffe, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Jonathan C Craig, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Peter Tugwell, Ming-Wei Lin, Sean G O'Neill, Daniel Sumpton, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems, with specialists from many disciplines often involved, which may lead to inconsistent care. We aimed to describe the attitudes and perspectives of specialists from different medical disciplines on the management of people with SLE. METHODS: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with rheumatologists (n=16), nephrologists (n=16), and immunologists (n=11) providing care to adults with SLE from 19 centers across Australia in 2015...
November 14, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135820/avoiding-small-intestinal-biopsies-for-diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-in-children-a-reliable-strategy-for-all-patients
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Magdalena Araya, Julia Díaz, Amaya Oyarzun, Yalda Lucero, Teresa Alarcon, Mónica González, Paulina Canales, Liliana Fierro, Francisco Pérez-Bravo
BACKGROUND: Current reports applying ESPGHAN exception criteria (EEC) to diagnose celiac disease (CD) without duodenal biopsies indicate that a high percentage of patients with CD may be identified when applied correctly in specialized settings. However, application of the EEC in "daily life conditions" at the different levels of medical services is not clear. METHODS: EEC was applied to 130 pediatric patients evaluated for CD at five public hospitals in Santiago, Chile, during 2010-2015...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135698/associations-between-early-care-decisions-and-the-risk-for-long-term-opioid-use-for-patients-with-low-back-pain-with-a-new-physician-consultation-and-initiation-of-opioid-therapy
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Julie M Fritz, Jordan B King, Carrie McAdams-Marx
OBJECTIVE: Identify associations between early care decisions and long-term opioid use in opioid-naïve patients with a new physician consultation for low back pain at which an opioid was prescribed. METHODS: Retrospective study of claims data was used to identify opioid-naïve low back pain patients who were prescribed opioids at the index physician visit. Early care variables captured included additional non-opioid medications prescribed within 14 days, and provider visits or diagnostic imaging within 30 days of the index visit...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133323/characteristics-and-healthcare-utilisation-patterns-of-high-cost-beneficiaries-in-the-netherlands-a-cross-sectional-claims-database-study
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Joost Johan Godert Wammes, Marit Tanke, Wilma Jonkers, Gert P Westert, Philip Van der Wees, Patrick Pt Jeurissen
OBJECTIVE: To determine medical needs, demographic characteristics and healthcare utilisation patterns of the top 1% and top 2%-5% high-cost beneficiaries in the Netherlands. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using 1 year claims data. We broke down high-cost beneficiaries by demographics, the most cost-incurring condition per beneficiary and expensive treatment use. SETTING: Dutch curative health system, a health system with universal coverage...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132946/an-interview-study-of-patient-and-caregiver-perspectives-on-advance-care-planning-in-esrd
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Marcus Sellars, Josephine M Clayton, Rachael L Morton, Tim Luckett, William Silvester, Lucy Spencer, Carol A Pollock, Rowan G Walker, Peter G Kerr, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) empowers patients to consider and communicate their current and future treatment goals. However, it can be an emotionally charged process for patients with kidney disease and their caregivers. This study aimed to describe the perspectives and attitudes of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and their caregivers toward ACP. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Patients with ESRD (n=24) and their caregivers (n=15) aged 36 to 91 years at various stages of ACP ("not commenced," "in progress," or "completed") from 3 renal services...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132369/impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-management-in-care-transitions
#19
Seungwon Yang
BACKGROUND: When patients are discharged from hospital to home, it is a highlighted vulnerable period for which medication - related problems are prevalent. Researchers have proposed a telephone follow-up intervention as a means to reduce hospital readmissions. However, the outcome of the intervention with the engagement of pharmacists in managing patients' medicines after discharge has not been well explored. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine whether a pharmacist telephone follow-up intervention focusing on patients' medicines management support is associated with a reduction in 30-day readmission rates and (2) to describe the number and types of pharmacist interventions in care transitions...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130236/-occurrence-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-de-novo-gastrointestinal-malignancies-after-organ-transplantation
#20
Linhua Ji, Gang Zhao
With the continuous use of immunosuppressive agents routinely, the long-term survival rate of organ transplant recipients has been incessantly improved. However, the risk of de novo malignancies is also increasing, which has become the second cause of death after organ transplantation. De novo gastrointestinal malignancies are common after liver or kidney transplantation, mostly with advanced stage when diagnosed and poor prognosis. There is a significant trend in the development of de novo malignancies in transplant recipients, which is probably related to factors, including direct or indirect effects of immunosuppressive agents, precancerosis and survival time of transplanted grafts and recipients...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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