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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150730/racial-differences-in-symptom-management-experiences-during-breast-cancer-treatment
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Cleo A Samuel, Jennifer Schaal, Linda Robertson, Jemeia Kollie, Stephanie Baker, Kristin Black, Olive Mbah, Crystal Dixon, Katrina Ellis, Eugenia Eng, Fatima Guerrab, Nora Jones, Amanda Kotey, Claire Morse, Jessica Taylor, Vickie Whitt, Samuel Cykert
PURPOSE: Racial disparities in cancer treatment-related symptom burden are well documented and linked to worse treatment outcomes. Yet, little is known about racial differences in patients' treatment-related symptom management experiences. Such understanding can help identify modifiable drivers of symptom burden inequities. As part of the Cancer Health Accountability for Managing Pain and Symptoms (CHAMPS) study, we examined racial differences in symptom management experiences among Black and White breast cancer survivors (BCS)...
November 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145986/hand-surgery-in-the-ambulatory-surgery-center
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Norfleet B Thompson, James H Calandruccio
Outpatient surgery, especially in free-standing ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), provides a safe, cost-effective option for a variety of surgical procedures and has become the preferred choice over inpatient and hospital-based outpatient surgery for most hand and wrist procedures. Complication rates after ASC hand surgery are low (0.2%-2.5%). Patient dissatisfaction with ASC surgery is primarily associated with postoperative nausea and vomiting and inadequate pain control.
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145279/osteosarcoma-in-the-coracoid-process-that-mimicked-an-osteochondroma-a-case-report
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Zhiping Luo, Conglin Ye, Hong-Xun Sang
RATIONALE: Osteosarcomas are the most common primary malignant bone tumors in children and young adults; these tumors often affect the metaphyses of long bones such as the proximal humerus, proximal tibia, and distal femur. In contrast, osteosarcoma of the coracoid process is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe a case of osteosarcoma affecting the coracoid process in a 40-year-old woman. The patient presented with shoulder pain, weakness, and an inability to raise her left arm...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143568/the-inter-rater-reliability-and-prognostic-value-of-coma-scales-in-nepali-children-with-acute-encephalitis-syndrome
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Stephen Ray, Ajit Rayamajhi, Laura J Bonnett, Tom Solomon, Rachel Kneen, Michael J Griffiths
Background Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a common cause of coma in Nepali children. The Glasgow coma scale (GCS) is used to assess the level of coma in these patients and predict outcome. Alternative coma scales may have better inter-rater reliability and prognostic value in encephalitis in Nepali children, but this has not been studied. The Adelaide coma scale (ACS), Blantyre coma scale (BCS) and the Alert, Verbal, Pain, Unresponsive scale (AVPU) are alternatives to the GCS which can be used. Methods Children aged 1-14 years who presented to Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu with AES between September 2010 and November 2011 were recruited...
November 16, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142451/sexual-functioning-beliefs-about-sexual-functioning-and-quality-of-life-of-women-with-infertility-problems
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Prathibha Agustus, Manjula Munivenkatappa, Padmini Prasad
Background: The study was conducted in the background of paucity of studies examining the sexual and psychosocial functioning of women with infertility. Aims: The study explored sexual functioning in women with infertility problems, their beliefs about sexuality and their quality of life. Settings and Design: A single group exploratory design with non-probability purposive sampling was used. A total of 30 participants diagnosed with primary infertility were included in the study...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142036/effect-of-glucocorticoids-on-the-clinical-and-radiographic-efficacy-of-tofacitinib-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-posthoc-analysis-of-data-from-6-phase-iii-studies
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Christina Charles-Schoeman, Désirée van der Heijde, Gerd R Burmester, Peter Nash, Cristiano A F Zerbini, Carol A Connell, Haiyun Fan, Kenneth Kwok, Eustratios Bananis, Roy Fleischmann
OBJECTIVE: Tofacitinib has been investigated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in phase III studies in which concomitant glucocorticoids (GC) were allowed. We analyzed the effect of GC use on efficacy outcomes in patients with RA receiving tofacitinib and/or methotrexate (MTX) or conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (csDMARD) in these studies. METHODS: Our posthoc analysis included data from 6 phase III studies (NCT01039688; NCT00814307; NCT00847613; NCT00853385; NCT00856544; NCT00960440)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138208/validation-of-the-american-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-society-ankle-hindfoot-scale-dutch-language-version-in-patients-with-hindfoot-fractures
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A Siebe De Boer, Duncan E Meuffels, Cornelis H Van der Vlies, P Ted Den Hoed, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Michael H J Verhofstad, Esther M M Van Lieshout
OBJECTIVES: The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot Scale is among the most used questionnaires for measuring functional recovery after a hindfoot injury. Recently, this instrument was translated and culturally adapted into a Dutch version. In this study, the measurement properties of the Dutch language version (DLV) were investigated in patients with a unilateral hindfoot fracture. DESIGN: Multicentre, prospective observational study...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138193/stoic-beliefs-and-health-development-and-preliminary-validation-of-the-pathak-wieten-stoicism-ideology-scale
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Elizabeth B Pathak, Sarah E Wieten, Christopher W Wheldon
INTRODUCTION: We developed and validated a new parsimonious scale to measure stoic beliefs. Key domains of stoicism are imperviousness to strong emotions, indifference to death, taciturnity and self-sufficiency. In the context of illness and disease, a personal ideology of stoicism may create an internal resistance to objective needs, which can lead to negative consequences. Stoicism has been linked to help-seeking delays, inadequate pain treatment, caregiver strain and suicide after economic stress...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137582/the-effectiveness-of-regional-anaesthesia-before-and-after-the-introduction-of-a-dedicated-regional-anaesthesia-service-incorporating-a-block-room
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A Chin, L Heywood, P Iu, A M Pelecanos, M J Barrington
Dedicated regional anaesthesia services incorporating block rooms and/or block teams may facilitate theatre efficiency and improve training in regional anaesthesia. Currently, it is unknown if a dedicated regional anaesthesia service improves the effectiveness of regional anaesthesia. In November 2013, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital established a dedicated regional anaesthesia service comprising a block team and a block room. Pre-intervention (conventional model of care) registry data was retrospectively compared with post-intervention (dedicated regional anaesthesia service) audit data, with regard to pain and opioid requirement in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU)...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134517/subcutaneous-ketamine-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-rwanda-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Calen Sacevich, Benjamin Semakuba, William P McKay, Shefali Thakore, Theogene Twagirumugabe, John Nyiligira
PURPOSE: Postoperative pain control is often inadequate in low-income countries such as Rwanda, prompting the search for an inexpensive improvement. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to study the use of subcutaneous ketamine for the management of postoperative pain in patients undergoing major surgery in Kigali, Rwanda. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients undergoing major abdominal, head and neck, plastic, or gynecological surgeries were studied. In addition to standard care, patients received five subcutaneous injections of ketamine 1 mg·kg(-1) (ketamine group, n = 30) or normal saline (placebo group, n = 29) during the postoperative period...
November 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126259/an-open-label-study-of-sufentanil-sublingual-tablet-30%C3%A2-mcg-in-patients-with-postoperative-pain
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Jacob L Hutchins, David A Leiman, Harold S Minkowitz, Maurice Jove, Karen P DiDonato, Pamela P Palmer
Objective: To evaluate sufentanil sublingual tablet 30 mcg (SST 30 mcg) for postoperative pain in an older patient population with comorbidities. Design: Multicenter, open-label, single-arm study. Setting: Nine hospitals across the United States. Subjects: Adults aged ≥40 years who had undergone a surgical procedure. Methods: Patients with a postoperative pain intensity score ≥4 on an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS) were allowed to enter the study and receive SST 30 mcg as requested for pain (minimum 60-minute redosing interval) over the 12-hour study period...
November 3, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122276/comparison-of-delay-times-between-symptom-onset-of-an-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-hospital-arrival-in-men-and-women-65-years-versus-%C3%A2-65-years-of-age-findings-from-the-multicenter-munich-examination-of-delay-in-patients-experiencing-acute-myocardial
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Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Xiaoyan Fang, Kathrin Wolf, Sophia Hoschar, Loai Albarqouni, Joram Ronel, Thomas Meinertz, Derek Spieler, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert
Early administration of reperfusion therapy in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) is crucial to reduce mortality. Although female sex and old age are key factors contributing to an inadequate long prehospital delay time, little is known whether women ≥65 years are a particular risk population. Hence, we studied the interaction of sex and age (<65 years or ≥65 years) and the contribution of chest pain to delay time during STEMI. Bedside interview data were collected in 619 STEMI patients from the Munich Examination of Delay in Patients Experiencing Acute Myocardial Infarction (MEDEA) study...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122146/physical-activity-correlates-in-people-with-anxiety-data-from-46-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, Ai Koyanagi
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of nationally-representative data on the correlates of physical activity (PA) among people with anxiety symptoms. Thus, we investigated PA correlates among community-dwelling adults with anxiety symptoms in 46 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) using predominantly nationally-representative data. METHOD: Cross-sectional data from the World Health Survey were analysed. PA was assessed by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and participants were dichotomised into those that do (≥150min moderate-vigorous PA) and do not (<150min) meet recommended PA weekly targets...
November 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114415/effect-of-low-dose-remifentanil-on-postoperative-pain-relief-and-heart-rate-variability-in-post-anaesthesia-care-unit
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Shynma Uchida, Yuji Kadoi, Shigeru Saito
Objective: Several reports have shown the negligible adverse effects of low-dose remifentanil on the autonomic nervous system. We propose that the administration of low-dose remifentanil would be beneficial without adverse respiratory and hemodynamic effects. This study aimed to examine the effects of low-dose remifentanil on postoperative pain relief and heart rate variability (HRV) after surgery. Methods: In total, 20 patients, who underwent breast cancer surgery, were analysed for HRV in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU)...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112108/nitrous-oxide-70-for-procedural-analgosedation-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-with-or-without-intranasal-fentanyl-analgesic-efficacy-and-adverse-events-if-combined-with-intranasal-fentanyl
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Michelle Seiler, Markus A Landolt, Georg Staubli
OBJECTIVES: Nitrous oxide 70% (N20 70%) is an excellent medication for procedural analgosedation in a pediatric emergency department. However, its analgesic efficacy remains uncertain for painful procedures; therefore, a combination with intranasal fentanyl (INF), an opioid, was suggested. This study aimed at observing and assessing the analgesic efficacy and rate of adverse events using N20 70% with and without INF. METHODS: Children who received N20 70% in a tertiary children's hospital emergency department from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 were included in this observational study with prospective data collection...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107312/using-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-to-treat-pain-and-agitation-in-dementia-a-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-from-long-term-care-with-potential-use-in-critical-care
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REVIEW
Alison R Anderson, Jie Deng, Robert S Anthony, Sebastian A Atalla, Todd B Monroe
The risk of pain in adults with dementia worsens with advancing age. Painful comorbidities may be underassessed and inadequately treated. Receiving treatment in critical care settings may indicate greater occurrences of pain and complications. Pain may exacerbate behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), such as agitation. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies may alleviate pain and BPSD, and continuity of therapy may bolster these therapeutic effects. This review did not reveal an apparent benefit of aromatherapy; however, improvements in BPSD have been shown previously...
December 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104252/pharmacological-regulation-of-neuropathic-pain-driven-by-inflammatory-macrophages
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REVIEW
Norikazu Kiguchi, Daichi Kobayashi, Fumihiro Saika, Shinsuke Matsuzaki, Shiroh Kishioka
Neuropathic pain can have a major effect on quality of life but current therapies are often inadequate. Growing evidence suggests that neuropathic pain induced by nerve damage is caused by chronic inflammation. Upon nerve injury, damaged cells secrete pro-inflammatory molecules that activate cells in the surrounding tissue and recruit circulating leukocytes to the site of injury. Among these, the most abundant cell type is macrophages, which produce several key molecules involved in pain enhancement, including cytokines and chemokines...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099093/functional-dyspepsia
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REVIEW
Paul Enck, Fernando Azpiroz, Guy Boeckxstaens, Sigrid Elsenbruch, Christine Feinle-Bisset, Gerald Holtmann, Jeffrey M Lackner, Jukka Ronkainen, Michael Schemann, Andreas Stengel, Jan Tack, Stephan Zipfel, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia is one of the most prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorders. Functional dyspepsia comprises three subtypes with presumed different pathophysiology and aetiology: postprandial distress syndrome (PDS), epigastric pain syndrome (EPS) and a subtype with overlapping PDS and EPS features. Functional dyspepsia symptoms can be caused by disturbed gastric motility (for example, inadequate fundic accommodation or delayed gastric emptying), gastric sensation (for example, sensations associated with hypersensitivity to gas and bloating) or gastric and duodenal inflammation...
November 3, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097779/high-prevalence-of-inadequate-sitting-and-sleeping-postures-a-three-year-prospective-study-of-adolescents
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Matias Noll, Cláudia Tarragô Candotti, Bruna Nichele da Rosa, Marja Bochehin do Valle, Arthur Antoniolli, Adriane Vieira, Jefferson Fagundes Loss
There is a paucity of information regarding the development of body posture during adolescence. This three-year prospective study aimed to evaluate sitting and sleeping postures among adolescents, and to determine whether these postures are associated with age and sex. We assessed 525 adolescents aged 11-16 years from the fifth to eighth grades. These adolescents were reassessed three years later. The Back Pain and Body Posture Evaluation Instrument was used to evaluate the sleeping posture and three sitting positions: sitting to write, to use a computer, and during leisure activities...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091001/prospective-study-of-the-impact-of-liver-biopsy-core-size-on-specimen-adequacy-and-procedural-complications
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Mitchell E Tublin, Rosalind Blair, Joseph Martin, Shahid Malik, Kristine Ruppert, Anthony Demetris
OBJECTIVE: An American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) consensus document stressed the importance of obtaining sufficient liver biopsy specimens to minimize sampling errors. Many centers continue to use smaller-diameter core systems to minimize perceived complication risks. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of core gauge (18- vs 16-gauge) on specimen adequacy and procedural complications. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty patients referred for liver biopsy were randomized to undergo 16- or 18-gauge ultrasound (US)-guided core biopsy...
November 1, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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