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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596675/cautiously-using-natural-medicine-to-treat-liver-problems
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EDITORIAL
Fei Xiong, Yong-Song Guan
Natural medicine is a system of therapy that administrates natural agents and their derivatives to treat human diseases. This medicine has been used to treat many kinds of human diseases for thousands of years. The treatment protocols of natural medicine are integrative in nature, and are required to utilize the most appropriate therapies to address the needs of the individual patient. Because of the relative convenience, safety and efficacy, natural medicine is now increasing worldwide. Naturopathic doctors are licensed in many areas of the world and regulated partly by law in these areas, which is quite different from various other forms of complementary and alternative medicine...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593864/oral-immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-a-spanish-guideline-egg-and-milk-immunotherapy-spanish-guide-items-guide-part-ii
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A Martorell, E Alonso, L Echeverría, C Escudero, R García-Rodríguez, C Blasco, J Bone, J Borja-Segade, T Bracamonte, A Claver, J L Corzo, B De la Hoz, R Del Olmo, O Dominguez, V Fuentes-Aparicio, I Guallar, H Larramona, F Martín-Muñoz, V Matheu, A Michavila, I Ojeda, P Ojeda, M Piquer, P Poza, M Reche, P Rodríguez Del Río, M Rodríguez, F Ruano, S Sánchez-García, S Terrados, L Valdesoiro, M Vazquez-Ortiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cow´s milk and egg are the most frequent causes of food allergy in the first years of life. Treatments such as oral immunotherapy (OIT) have been investigated as an alternative to avoidance diets. No clinical practice guides on the management of OIT with milk and egg are currently available. Objectives: To develop a clinical guide on OIT based on the available scientific evidence and the opinions of experts. METHODS: A review was made of studies published in the period between 1984 and June 2016, Doctoral Theses published in Spain, and summaries of communications at congresses (SEAIC, SEICAP, EAACI, AAAAI), with evaluation of the opinion consensus established by a group of experts pertaining to the scientific societies SEICAP and SEAIC...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593863/oral-immunotherapy-for-food-allergy-a-spanish-guideline-egg-and-milk-immunotherapy-spanish-guide-items-guide-part-i
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A Martorell, E Alonso, L Echeverría, C Escudero, R García-Rodríguez, C Blasco, J Bone, J Borja-Segade, T Bracamonte, A Claver, J L Corzo, B De la Hoz, R Del Olmo, O Dominguez, V Fuentes-Aparicio, I Guallar, H Larramona, F Martín-Muñoz, V Matheu, A Michavila, I Ojeda, P Ojeda, M Piquer, P Poza, M Reche, P Rodríguez Del Río, M Rodríguez, F Ruano, S Sánchez-García, S Terrados, L Valdesoiro, M Vazquez-Ortiz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cow´s milk and egg are the most frequent causes of food allergy in the first years of life. Treatments such as oral immunotherapy (OIT) have been investigated as an alternative to avoidance diets. No clinical practice guides on the management of OIT with milk and egg are currently available. Objectives: To develop a clinical guide on OIT based on the available scientific evidence and the opinions of experts. METHODS: A review was made of studies published in the period between 1984 and June 2016, Doctoral Theses published in Spain, and summaries of communications at congresses (SEAIC, SEICAP, EAACI, AAAAI), with evaluation of the opinion consensus established by a group of experts pertaining to the scientific societies SEICAP and SEAIC...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592908/-how-do-polish-workers-respond-to-the-information-concerning-health-oriented-lifestyle
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Elżbieta Korzeniowska, Krzysztof Puchalski
BACKGROUND: Information overload, including commercial ones, about healthy lifestyle, is a challenge for perception of health education. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The empirical data gathered from 100 employees in 2010 by means of free interviews with a standardized list of required information, aimed at analyzing a feeling of pressure to lead a healthy lifestyle, including reactions to meassages provided by the media. RESULTS: Respondents feel pressure associated with a healthy lifestyle from doctors, the state, relatives, friends and themselves...
June 8, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589380/persistence-with-denosumab-therapy-in-women-affected-by-osteoporosis-with-fragility-fractures-a-multicenter-observational-real-practice-study-in-italy
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S Migliaccio, D Francomano, E Romagnoli, C Marocco, R Fornari, G Resmini, A Buffa, G Di Pietro, S Corvaglia, F Gimigliano, A Moretti, A de Sire, N Malavolta, A Lenzi, E A Greco, G Iolascon
BACKGROUND: Persistence is commonly considered a key factor for the successful management of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Denosumab is the first biologic agent developed for the treatment of osteoporosis with satisfying data regarding the persistence with this therapy. AIM: The purpose of this multicenter observational real practice study was to evaluate the persistence with denosumab treatment in post-menopausal women affected by osteoporosis. MATERIAL/SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Women were recruited in four specialized centers for the management of osteoporosis in North, Center and South of Italy...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569616/doctor-related-medication-safety-incidents-on-a-specialist-palliative-medicine-inpatient-unit-a-retrospective-analysis-of-three-years-of-voluntary-reporting
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Hannah O'Brien, Fiona Kiely, Ann Carmichael
Patients receiving palliative care and those at the end of life are known to be susceptible to medical errors. Errors related to medications are the most avoidable cause of patient harm. This retrospective study examined reported anonymized medication safety incidents, related to physician errors, assessed by the risk committee in a specialist palliative care unit over a 3-year time period. The aim of the study was to describe medication errors, with specific attention paid to what type of errors occurred and when these errors happened...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566474/mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease-surgical-approach-patient-selection-and-long-term-outcomes
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REVIEW
Gonçalo F Coutinho, Manuel J Antunes
Mitral valve repair (MVRepair) has become the procedure of choice to correct severe degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), due to its documented superiority to valve replacement regarding long-term survival, freedom from valve-related adverse events and preservation of left ventricular (LV) function. The refinement of MVRepair techniques has rendered almost all valves (more than 95%) amenable to repair with a 15-year freedom from reoperation of 90%. The concept of 'centres of excellence for MVRepair' has emerged, encouraging referring doctors to select the most experienced institutions or individual surgeons to deal with the most complex cases, based on repair volume, appropriate peri-procedural imaging and data regarding expected outcomes (repair, mortality and durability of repair)...
May 31, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562740/intensive-care-unit-team-perception-of-palliative-care-the-discourse-of-the-collective-subject
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Juliana El Hage Meyer de Barros Gulini, Eliane Regina Pereira do Nascimento, Rachel Duarte Moritz, Luciana Martins da Rosa, Natyele Rippel Silveira, Mara Ambrosina de Oliveira Vargas
OBJECTIVE: To learn the perception of health professionals in an intensive care unit towards palliative care. METHOD: This was a descriptive and qualitative study based on the converging care approach conducted at an intensive care unit in the South of Brazil. Semi-structured interviews were used to investigate the understanding of the professionals about palliative care in this unit. The data were organized and analyzed using the discourse of the collective subject method with the help of Qualiquantisoft® software...
May 25, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560899/shared-electronic-health-record-systems-key-legal-and-security-challenges
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Ellen K Christiansen, Eva Skipenes, Marie F Hausken, Svein Skeie, Truls Østbye, Marjolein M Iversen
Use of shared electronic health records opens a whole range of new possibilities for flexible and fruitful cooperation among health personnel in different health institutions, to the benefit of the patients. There are, however, unsolved legal and security challenges. The overall aim of this article is to highlight legal and security challenges that should be considered before using shared electronic cooperation platforms and health record systems to avoid legal and security "surprises" subsequent to the implementation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548547/facing-a-health-threat-in-a-complex-information-environment-a-national-representative-survey-examining-american-adults-behavioral-responses-to-the-2009-2010-a-h1n1-pandemic
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Leesa Lin, Rachel F McCloud, Minsoo Jung, Kasisomayajula Viswanath
BACKGROUND: Recent A(H1N1) studies suggest that intrapersonal and interpersonal factors may exert influence on people's preventive behaviors for avoiding the flu during pandemics. AIMS: Nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) and vaccinations play key roles in containing disease transmission during a pandemic. We examined how intrapersonal and interpersonal factors influenced adoption of NPIs and vaccine uptake during the A(H1N1) pandemic of 2009. METHOD: The data come from a nationally representative sample survey of 1,569 American adults...
May 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535241/management-of-depression-in-older-adults-a-review
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Rob M Kok, Charles F Reynolds
Importance: Depression in older adults is a common psychiatric disorder affecting their health-related quality of life. Major depression occurs in 2% of adults aged 55 years or older, and its prevalence rises with increasing age. In addition, 10% to 15% of older adults have clinically significant depressive symptoms, even in the absence of major depression. Observations: Depression presents with the same symptoms in older adults as it does in younger populations...
May 23, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531173/a-scoring-system-to-effectively-evaluate-central-nervous-system-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-military-tuberculosis
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Yongjiu Xiao, Shuqing Yu, Qingliang Xue, Shan Lang, Junping Sun, Dan Feng, Jianxin Wang
There is currently no convenient way to effectively evaluate whether a miliary tuberculosis patient is complicated with central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis. We aimed to find such a way by analyzing the clinical data of these patients. Fifty patients with confirmed miliary tuberculosis and 31 patients with confirmed miliary tuberculosis complicated with CNS tuberculosis from 2010 to 2014 were selected. Their general conditions, clinical features and laboratory tests were analyzed. Factors that were significantly different between them were chosen to performed multivariate and univariate logistic regression analyses, and factors with significant P values were used to establish a scoring system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497919/accurate-determination-of-childhood-food-allergy-prevalence-and-correction-of-unnecessary-avoidance
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Yuki Okada, Takumi Yamashita, Hideki Kumagai, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Akira Akasawa
PURPOSE: Because the true prevalence of food allergy (FA), as based on the results of an oral food challenge test (OFC), is unknown, it is likely that children with suspected FA unnecessarily eliminate potentially causative foods. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of FA and to determine the proportion of children who unnecessarily eliminate food. METHODS: To identify children with FA, a primary survey was conducted via a questionnaire with all children aged 0-18 years in Niijima village (remote islands of Japan)...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485715/malta-health-system-review
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Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Stefan Buttigieg, Neville Calleja, Sherry Merkur
Maltese life expectancy is high, and Maltese people spend on average close to 90% of their lifespan in good health, longer than in any other EU country. Malta has recently increased the proportion of GDP spent on health to above the EU average, though the private part of that remains higher than in many EU countries. The total number of doctors and GPs per capita is at the EU average, but the number of specialists remains relatively low; education and training are being further strengthened in order to retain more specialist skills in Malta...
January 2017: Health Systems in Transition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483823/patient-use-of-blood-pressure-self-screening-facilities-in-general-practice-waiting-rooms-a-qualitative-study-in-the-uk
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Alice C Tompson, Sabrina Grant, Sheila M Greenfield, Richard J McManus, Susannah Fleming, Carl J Heneghan, Fd Richard Hobbs, Alison M Ward
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) self-screening, whereby members of the public have access to BP monitoring equipment outside of healthcare consultations, may increase the detection and treatment of hypertension. Currently in the UK such opportunities are largely confined to GP waiting rooms. AIM: To investigate the reasons why people do or do not use BP self-screening facilities. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional, qualitative study in Oxfordshire, UK...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481724/what-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-and-intersex-patients-say-doctors-should-know-and-do-a-qualitative-study
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Alison B Alpert, Eileen M Cichoskikelly, Aaron D Fox
This qualitative study explored the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people in health care and their recommendations regarding what physicians should know and do to be able to take care of them. Six focus groups were conducted with LGBTQI people (N = 48) in four U.S. cities between October 2013 and April 2014. Five overarching themes emerged regarding patients' suggestions for providers: be comfortable with LGBTQI patients; share medical decision-making; avoid assumptions; apply LGBTQI-related knowledge; and address the social context of health disparities...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476293/-usefulness-of-serological-studies-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-lyme-disease-in-primary-health-care-centres
#17
María Esther Vázquez-López, Gonzalo Fernández, Pablo Díaz, Carolina Díez-Morrondo, Robustiano Pego-Reigosa, Amparo Coira-Nieto
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of an early diagnosis of Lyme disease (LD) in Primary Health Care Centres (PHCC) using the ELISA test as serological screening technique. METHODS: A retrospective study (2006-2013) was performed in order to determine the anti-Borrelia seropositivity in 2,842 people at risk of having LD. The possible relationship between the environment and the area of residence with anti-Borrelia seropositivity was also studied according to the origin of the specimens (PHCC/Hospital)...
May 2, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469925/periodontal-profile-and-radiographic-characterization-of-the-jaws-in-a-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-osteopetrosis
#18
Davi da Silva Barbirato, Mariana Fampa Fogacci, Mariana Arruda, Monique Oliveira Rodrigues, Leonardo Vieira Neto
Osteopetrosis (OP) comprehends a rare group of conditions, presenting on radiographs increased bone density, deriving from irregularities in osteoclast differentiation or function. In the autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (ADO), some patients stay asymptomatic for some time, or only develop mild symptoms. The dental surgeon is often the first to presuppose the disease during routine imaging examinations, referring the patient to a specialized medical group. Furthermore, osteomyelitis is one of the major OP complications, and should be refrained through frequent dental monitoring...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461161/recommendations-for-the-management-of-comorbidity-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-in-clinical-practice
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Carlos González, Rafael Curbelo Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Torre-Alonso, Eduardo Collantes, Santos Castañeda, M Victoria Hernández, Ana Urruticoechea-Arana, Juan Carlos Nieto-González, Javier García, Miguel Ángel Abad, Julio Ramírez, Carmen Suárez, Regina Dalmau, Maria Dolores Martín-Arranz, Leticia León, Juan Carlos Hermosa, Juan Carlos Obaya, Teresa Otón, Loreto Carmona
OBJECTIVES: To identify priorities among comorbidities in axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) and recommend how to follow them from an eminently practical perspective. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group was selected (10 rheumatologists-six of them experts in AxSpA-, 2 general practitioners, an internist, a cardiologist, a gastroenterologist and a psychologist). In a first discussion meeting, the scope and users were established and a list of comorbidities was voted based on frequency and impact...
April 28, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458975/pretrimmed-versus-direct-nonshaven-follicular-unit-extraction
#20
Jae Hyun Park, Seung Hyun You
BACKGROUND: Shaving the donor area is one of the major deterrents preventing hair transplant patients from selecting follicular unit extraction (FUE). A minimal shaved donor area is possible in strip surgery, but the strip method is not applicable if the patient wishes to avoid a linear donor scar, wishes to minimize postoperative pain, or has insufficient scalp laxity. In these cases, nonshaven FUE (NS-FUE) is potentially a very good choice. METHODS: A total of 42 patients were enrolled...
March 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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