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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165922/abortion-care-as-a-key-women-s-health-service
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Lesley Regan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163347/long-term-treatment-benefits-and-prolonged-efficacy-of-onabotulinumtoxina-in-patients-affected-by-chronic-migraine-and-medication-overuse-headache-over-3%C3%A2-years-of-therapy
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Simona Guerzoni, Lanfranco Pellesi, Carlo Baraldi, Michela Maria Cainazzo, Andrea Negro, Paolo Martelletti, Luigi Alberto Pini
Background: Chronic migraine (CM) affects about the 2% of the general population and it has been recognized as one of the most-disabling conditions worldwide by the World Health Organization. CM is often associated with the overuse of abortive medication, which determines the worsening of headache itself and the development of a secondary headache called medication overuse headache. The management of these associated conditions is difficult, but a growing amount of evidence is pointing out the effectiveness and the good safety profile of OnabotulinumtoxinA (OnabotA)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162119/improving-health-worker-performance-of-abortion-services-an-assessment-of-post-training-support-to-providers-in-india-nepal-and-nigeria
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Janie Benson, Joan Healy, Sally Dijkerman, Kathryn Andersen
BACKGROUND: Health worker performance has been the focus of numerous interventions and evaluation studies in low- and middle-income countries. Few have examined changes in individual provider performance with an intervention encompassing post-training support contacts to improve their clinical practice and resolve programmatic problems. This paper reports the results of an intervention with 3471 abortion providers in India, Nepal and Nigeria. METHODS: Following abortion care training, providers received in-person visits and virtual contacts by a clinical and programmatic support team for a 12-month period, designed to address their individual practice issues...
November 21, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158233/reflection-is-protection-in-abortion-care-an-essay-by-sandy-goldbeck-wood
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Sandy Goldbeck-Wood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157253/the-no-correlation-argument-can-the-morality-of-conscientious-objection-be-empirically-supported-the-italian-case
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Marco Bo, Carla Maria Zotti, Lorena Charrier
BACKGROUND: The legitimacy of conscientious objection to abortion continues to fuel heated debate in Italy. In two recent decisions, the European Committee for Social Rights underlined that conscientious objection places safe, legal, and accessible care and services out of reach for most Italian women and that the measures that Italy has adopted to guarantee free access to abortion services are inadequate. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health states that current Italian legislation, if appropriately applied, accommodates both the right to conscientious objection and the right to voluntary abortion...
November 21, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156013/a-novel-strategy-to-initiate-a-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-program
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J Matthew Reinersman, Dennis A Wigle, Christopher J Gostout, Louis M Wong Kee Song, Shanda H Blackmon
OBJECTIVES: The standard of care for achalasia remains laparoscopic Heller myotomy with partial fundoplication. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been introduced as an alternative, but safety and long-term comparative efficacy are not yet established. We report our experience in developing a POEM program using a novel hybrid approach. METHODS: We developed a hybrid approach to POEM with a POEM followed by laparoscopic evaluation, extension of the myotomy, if necessary, and partial fundoplication...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144720/cost-effectiveness-of-gammacore-non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-acute-treatment-of-episodic-cluster-headache
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Mkaya Mwamburi, Eric J Liebler, Andrew T Tenaglia
Cluster headache is a debilitating disease characterized by excruciatingly painful attacks that affects 0.15% to 0.4% of the US population. Episodic cluster headache manifests as circadian and circannual seasonal bouts of attacks, each lasting 15 to 180 minutes, with periods of remission. In chronic cluster headache, the attacks occur throughout the year with no periods of remission. While existing treatments are effective for some patients, many patients continue to suffer. There are only 2 FDA-approved medications for episodic cluster headache in the United States, while others, such as high-flow oxygen, are used off-label...
November 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140582/abortion-knowledge-and-experiences-among-u-s-servicewomen-a-qualitative-study
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Kate Grindlay, Jane W Seymour, Laura Fix, Sarah Reiger, Brianna Keefe-Oates, Daniel Grossman
CONTEXT: U.S. servicewomen have a higher rate of unintended pregnancy than civilian women, yet the military does not provide or cover abortion, except in limited circumstances. Servicewomen's experiences with abortion care have received little research attention. METHODS: Twenty-one in-depth interviews with servicewomen who had had an abortion during active-duty service in the prior two years were conducted between January 2015 and July 2016. Women reported on their experiences accessing abortion, as well as their knowledge and opinions of the military's abortion policy...
November 15, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138735/social-determinants-of-maternal-health-in-afghanistan-a-review
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Said Ahmad Maisam Najafizada, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté
Introduction: Afghanistan has a high maternal mortality rate of 400 per 100,000 live births. Although direct causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in Afghanistan include hemorrhage, obstructed labor, infection, high blood pressure, and unsafe abortion, the high burden of diseases responsible for maternal mortality arises in large part due to social determinants of health. The focus of this literature review is to examine the impact of various social determinants of health on maternal health in Afghanistan, filling an important gap in the existing literature...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136712/-long-term-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-pregnant-women-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Q T Ou, J K Lu, J Zhang, Y Chen, Q Li, J L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Results: 110 subjects consisted of 11 mild PAH, 33 moderate and 66 severe ones...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136148/legal-but-limited-abortion-service-availability-and-readiness-assessment-in-nepal
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Suzanne O Bell, Linnea Zimmerman, Yoonjoung Choi, Michelle J Hindin
The government of Nepal revised its law in 2002 to allow women to terminate a pregnancy up to 12 weeks gestation for any indication on request, and up to 18 weeks if certain conditions are met. We evaluated the readiness of facilities in Nepal to provide three abortion services, manual vacuum aspiration (MVA), medication abortion (MA) and post-abortion care (PAC), using the service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) framework. The framework consists broadly of three domains; service availability, general service readiness and service readiness specific to individual services (i...
November 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133110/provision-of-medical-abortion-by-mid-level-healthcare-providers-in-kyrgyzstan-testing-an-intervention-to-expand-safe-abortion-services-to-under-served-rural-and-peri-urban-areas
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Brooke Ronald Johnson, Elmira Maksutova, Aigull Boobekova, Ainura Davletova, Chinara Kazakbaeva, Yelena Kondrateva, Sihem Landoulsi, Gunta Lazdane, Kubanychbek Monolbaev, Armando H Seuc Jo
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility and safety of training mid-level healthcare providers (midwives and family nurses) to provide medical abortion and post-abortion contraception in under-served areas in Kyrgyzstan. STUDY DESIGN: This was an implementation study at four referral facilities and 28 Felsher Obstetric Points in two districts to train their midwives and family nurses to deliver safe and effective abortion care with co-packaged mifepristone-misoprostol and provide contraceptives post-abortion...
November 10, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127584/-if-you-choose-to-abort-you-have-acted-as-an-instrument-of-satan-zimbabwean-health-service-providers-negative-constructions-of-women-presenting-for-post-abortion-care
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Malvern Chiweshe, Catriona Macleod
PURPOSE: Health service providers play a crucial role in providing post abortion care in countries where abortion legislation is restrictive and abortion is stigmatised. Research in countries where these factors apply has shown that health service providers can be barriers to women accessing post abortion services. Much of this research draws from attitude theory. In this paper, we utilise positioning theory to show how the ways in which Zimbabwean health service providers' position women and themselves are rooted in cultural and social power relations...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111909/women-s-reproductive-decision-making-and-abortion-experiences-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-qualitative-study
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Marie E Sullivan, Abigail Harrison, Jane Harries, Namhla Sicwebu, Rochelle K Rosen, Omar Galárraga
Unintended pregnancy is a significant public health issue in South Africa. Despite free services including contraception, women face structural and institutional barriers to accessing care. This qualitative study comprised interviews with 16 women aged 18 to 40 years and receiving post-abortion services at a public clinic in Cape Town. Data analysis revealed three main themes: personal journeys in seeking abortion, contraceptive experiences, and contrasting feelings of empowerment (in reproductive decision making) and disempowerment (in the health care system)...
November 7, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111005/impact-of-non-guideline-based-treatment-of-status-epilepticus
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James Braun, Elizabeth Gau, Stacy Revelle, Laurie Byrne, Abhay Kumar
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study analyzed benzodiazepine usage patterns in relation to guideline recommendations for the treatment of generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) as practiced by emergency medical services (EMS) and the emergency department (ED) of an inner-city hospital. Secondary outcomes of interest were adverse events and admission/discharge outcomes. METHODS: Records of all patients≥18years old diagnosed with GCSE between June 2012 and September 2015 and transported by EMS to our hospital ED were reviewed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108170/stuart-v-camnitz-setting-the-standard-of-care-for-abortion-providers-in-north-carolina
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Paul Stam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Issues in Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108161/psychological-impact-of-abortion-due-to-fetal-anomaly-a-review-of-published-research
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Nora Sullivan, Eoghan de Faoite
Over the past several decades, prenatal testing for fetal anomalies has become standard across the developed world. Most women who learn of a severe anomaly during pregnancy elect to terminate. The authors reviewed ten studies which examined the psychological sequelae of pregnant women following prenatal diagnoses of severe life limiting conditions. Based on the available data, the authors found evidence that women who abort due to a poor prenatal diagnosis are at higher risk of post-traumatic stress and depression than women who continue with pregnancy...
2017: Issues in Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105047/hepatitis-e-virus-seroprevalence-in-pregnant-women-in-pakistan-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes
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Najma Javed, Sultana H Ullah, Nazli Hussain, Munir A Sheikh, Ambreen Khan, Farkhanda Ghafoor, Rukhsana Firdous, Waqar Uddin, Arif N Saqib, Ghazal Muhyudin
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in Pakistan. Although otherwise asymptomatic, HEV infection becomes fatal in pregnancy, with considerable maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. We conducted a descriptive study from April to October 2015 in 10 tertiary care hospitals throughout Pakistan to determine maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality in HEV-positive pregnant women with acute jaundice or raised liver function tests. Twenty-one of 135 women were HEV positive and in 3rd trimester except for 1 in 1st trimester...
October 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095320/transient-sick-sinus-syndrome-with-complete-atrioventricular-block-associated-with-ergonovine-intake-a-case-report
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Hui-Ting Wang, Wen-Hao Liu, Yung-Lung Chen
RATIONALE: More mature or older women are more likely to undergo in vitro fertilization and embryo implant. These women have a greater chance of receiving ergonovine therapy because of a suspected abortion. We present this case report to call attention to a latent lethal adverse effect in everyday obstetric practice using ergonovine. It requires more attention and close monitoring PATIENT CONCERNS:: We presented the case of a 38-year-old female patient with general weakness and mild chest tightness after ergonovine use...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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