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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784154/assessing-patient-acceptance-of-virtual-clinics-for-diabetic-retinopathy-a-large-scale-postal-survey
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Dana Ahnood, Ahmad Souriti, Gwyn Samuel Williams
OBJECTIVE: To explore the views of patients with diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy on their acceptance of virtual clinic review in place of face-to-face clinic appointments. METHODS: A postal survey was mailed to all 813 patients under the care of the diabetic eye clinic at Singleton Hospital with 7 questions, explanatory information, and a stamped, addressed envelope available for returning completed questionnaires. RESULTS: Four hundred and ninety-eight questionnaires were returned indicating that 86...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783931/short-term-sequelae-of-preeclampsia-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Michael Girsberger, Catherine Muff, Irene Hösli, Michael Jan Dickenmann
BACKGROUND: Data on the prevalence of persistent symptoms in the first year after preeclampsia are limited. Furthermore, possible risk factors for these sequelae are poorly defined. We investigated kidney function, blood pressure, proteinuria and urine sediment in women with preeclampsia 6 months after delivery with secondary analysis for possible associated clinical characteristics. METHODS: From January 2007 to July 2014 all women with preeclampsia and 6-months follow up at the University Hospital Basel were analyzed...
May 21, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783031/a-unique-all-payer-rate-setting-system-controls-the-cost-but-not-the-racial-disparity-in-lower-extremity-revascularization-procedures
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Besma Nejim, Robert J Beaulieu, Husain Alshaikh, Mohammed Hamouda, Joseph Canner, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) often have high comorbidity burden that may complicate post-interventional course and drive increased healthcare expenditures. Racial disparity had been observed in lower extremity revascularization (LER) patterns and outcomes. In 2014, Maryland adopted an all-payer rate setting system to limit the rising hospitalization costs. This resulted in an aggregate payment system in which hospital compensation takes place as an overall per capita expenditure for hospital services...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782075/the-mediating-effects-of-gestational-diabetes-on-fetal-growth-and-adiposity-in-women-who-are-overweight-and-obese-secondary-analysis-of-the-limit-randomised-trial
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Amanda J Poprzeczny, Jennie Louise, Andrea R Deussen, Jodie M Dodd
OBJECTIVE: to describe the mediating effect of maternal gestational diabetes on fetal biometry and adiposity measures among overweight or obese pregnant women. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of the LIMIT randomised trial. SETTING: Public hospitals, metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. POPULATION: Pregnant women with body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m2 , and singleton gestation. METHODS: Fetal ultrasound measures at 36 weeks' gestation and baseline BMI from women randomised to the LIMIT trial Standard Care group (n = 912 women) were used to conduct causal mediation analyses using regression-based methods...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779783/readmission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-following-cardiac-surgery-a-derived-and-validated-risk-prediction-model-in-4-869-patients
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Rebekah Thomson, Nick Fletcher, Oswaldo Valencia, Vivek Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To derive and validate a clinical risk index that can predict readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective nonrandomized study to determine the perioperative variables associated with risk of readmission to the ICU after cardiac surgery. SETTING: The study was carried out in a single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: This was an analysis of 4,869 consecutive adult patients...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776895/islet-transplantation-versus-insulin-therapy-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-with-severe-hypoglycaemia-or-poorly-controlled-glycaemia-after-kidney-transplantation-trimeco-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sandrine Lablanche, Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Laurence Kessler, Anne Wojtusciszyn, Sophie Borot, Charles Thivolet, Sophie Girerd, Domenico Bosco, Jean-Luc Bosson, Cyrille Colin, Rachel Tetaz, Sophie Logerot, Julie Kerr-Conte, Eric Renard, Alfred Penfornis, Emmanuel Morelon, Fanny Buron, Kristina Skaare, Gwen Grguric, Coralie Camillo-Brault, Harald Egelhofer, Kanza Benomar, Lionel Badet, Thierry Berney, François Pattou, Pierre-Yves Benhamou
BACKGROUND: Islet transplantation is indicated for patients with type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycaemia or after kidney transplantation. We did a randomised trial to assess the efficacy and safety of islet transplantation compared with insulin therapy in these patients. METHODS: In this multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial, we randomly assigned (1:1) patients with type 1 diabetes at 15 university hospitals to receive immediate islet transplantation or intensive insulin therapy (followed by delayed islet transplantation)...
May 15, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773935/factors-contributing-to-appropriate-sharps-disposal-in-the-community-among-patients-with-diabetes
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Li Huang, Svetlana Katsnelson, Jie Yang, Charalambos Argyrou, Marina M Charitou
Background: Proper disposal of sharps has been well studied in hospital settings but not often addressed in the home setting. This lack of attention has resulted in erratic use of proper sharps disposal techniques and thus increased risk of needle-stick injuries and infections. This study aimed to evaluate methods of disposal and patient demographic factors associated with correct disposal of diabetes-related sharps in the community. Methods: A survey was administered to diabetes patients at an endocrinology clinic of an academic tertiary care center...
May 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768611/deaths-of-women-hospitalized-for-childbirth-and-abortion-and-of-their-concept-in-maternity-wards-of-brazilian-public-hospitals
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Pauline Lorena Kale, Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge, Sandra Costa Fonseca, Angela Maria Cascão, Kátia Silveira da Silva, Ana Cristina Reis, Mauro Tomoyuki Taniguchi
The aim of this cross-sectional hospital-based study of 7,845 pregnancies was to analyze deaths of women hospitalized for childbirth and abortion, and fetal and neonatal deaths, in public hospitals in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi (RJ), Brazil, in 2011. Outcomes of the pregnancies were: one maternal death, 498 abortions, 65 fetal deaths, 44 neonatal deaths and 7,291 infant survivors. Data were collected through interviews, medical records and the women's pregnancy records, and from the Mortality Information System (SIM)...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764248/interprofessional-collaboration-and-the-care-and-management-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
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J M Johnson, R Carragher
The World Health Organization has ranked the Middle East (ME) as the second most prevalent region globally for type 2 diabetes. Currently, treatment options initiated by physicians focus mainly on pharmaceuticals; however, lifestyle factors also have a tremendous impact on a patient's wellness or illness. A potential solution to this issue is to use an interprofessional team approach when caring for this patient population. The purpose of this systematic review is to look at the present literature involving the use of an interprofessional team approach to the care and maintenance of people with type 2 diabetes in the ME...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763911/clinical-correlates-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-phenotypes-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-turkey
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Siyar Erdogmus, Sim Kutlay, Zeynep Kendi Celebi, Tolga Aydın, Damla Ors Sendogan, Gizem Kumru, Kenan Keven, Gokhan Nergizoglu, Sehsuvar Erturk, Sule Sengul
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypertension and its complications are major public health issues worldwide due to their association with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite significant progress in health, the prevalence of hypertension is increasing. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is becoming increasingly important for the management of hypertension. In this study, we aimed to investigate the clinical and laboratory correlates of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) phenotypes at a tertiary care hospital in Turkey...
May 10, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745965/stroke-distribution-patterns-and-characteristics-in-kenya-s-leading-public-health-tertiary-institutions-kenyatta-national-hospital-and-moi-teaching-and-referral-hospital
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Lydia Kaduka, Anne Korir, Chrispine Owuor Oduor, Judith Kwasa, Jane Mbui, Sylvanos Wabwire, Robai Gakunga, Nathan Okerosi, Yvonne Opanga, Isaac Kisiang'ani, Mercy Rotich Chepkurui, Erastus Muniu, Scot C Remick
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya. However, there is limited clinic-epidemiological data on stroke to inform decision making. This study sought to establish stroke distribution patterns and characteristics in patients seeking care at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), with the ultimate aim of establishing the first national stroke registry in Kenya. METHODS: This was a prospective multicentre cohort study among stroke patients...
March 2018: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745913/benefits-of-early-screening-and-proper-treatment-in-patient-with-significant-risk-factors-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-case-report
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V Limani
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs in 2-9% of all pregnancies. Evidence suggests that the use of insulin in treating hyperglycemia in GDM patients reduces the risk of perinatal morbidity. Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life. However, once patient is diagnosed with GDM, she will be managed more intensively. GDM is managed using diet and exercise but one in six women with GDM requires insulin. A 35-year-old woman at the 14th gestational week of her tenth pregnancy was seen for routine prenatal care...
April 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742684/myocardial-injury-after-noncardiac-surgery-incidence-and-predictors-from-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-at-an-indian-tertiary-care-centre
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Rubin George, Vidya P Menon, Fabia Edathadathil, Sabarish Balachandran, Merlin Moni, Dipu Sathyapalan, Preetha Prasanna, Gokuldas S, Jerry Paul, Chandrababu K K, Lakshmi Kumar, Ashok Pillai
Asymptomatic myocardial injury following noncardiac surgery (MINS) is an independent predictor of 30-day mortality and may go unrecognized based on standard diagnostic definition for myocardial infarction (MI). Given lack of published research on MINS in India, our study aims to determine incidence of MINS in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery at our tertiary care hospital, and evaluate the clinical characteristics including 30-day outcome.The prospective observational study included patients >65 years or >45 years with either hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), or peripheral arterial disease undergoing noncardiac surgery...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739428/incidence-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-octogenarians-in-jordan
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Ashraf O Oweis, Sameeha A Alshelleh
OBJECTIVE: Improvements in the health care system, resulted in a greater number of geriatric patients diagnosed with acute kidney injury (AKI). We evaluated the incidence and outcome of AKI in octogenarians, as studies in the Middle-East region are few; moreover, treatment approaches, in addition to medical decisions, may require special consideration for advanced age to improve the outcomes. RESULTS: At King Abdullah II teaching and referral hospital, we recruited patients aged 80-90 years who were admitted to the medical floor between January 2010 and December 2013...
May 8, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738296/microcurrent-as-an-adjunct-therapy-to-accelerate-chronic-wound-healing-and-reduce-patient-pain
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Harikrishna K R Nair
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim is to assess the efficacy of microcurrent, a form of electrical stimulation, as an adjunct therapy in accelerating healing in chronic wounds by reducing wound size and pain level. The secondary aim is to assess the qualitative changes in these parameters: inflammatory symptoms, vasodilation, sleep quality, gait and frequency of bowel movement. METHOD: Eligible patients with chronic wounds were enrolled between March and June 2016, from the Wound Care Unit, Hospital Kuala Lumpur in this consecutive case series...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737801/the-impact-of-self-efficacy-education-based-on-the-health-belief-model-in-iranian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-intervention-study
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Shooka Mohammadi, Norimah A Karim, Ruzita Abd Talib, Reza Amani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness which can be managed by patients' commitment to self-care and self-efficacy behaviors. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled intervention study was carried out to determine the impact of self-efficacy education based on the Health Belief Model (HBM) in 240 patients with type 2 diabetes at the Golestan Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran between October 2014 and August 2015. The education duration was three months followed by a 24-week follow-up visit to determine the progress of the subjects...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736359/clinical-significance-of-candida-in-an-intraoperative-peritoneal-specimen-with-perforation-peritonitis-an-institutional-perspective
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Jagannath Pramod, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Nanda Kishore Maroju, Nagarajan Raj Kumar, Gopal Balasubramaniyan
Introduction Fungal infection of the peritoneum has become more common in recent years, the most common cause of which is Candida. Candida peritonitis is considered as a severe disease and is regarded as an independent risk factor for mortality in postoperative peritonitis. This study was planned to find out the clinical significance of Candida isolation on the outcome of the patients with peritonitis in terms of morbidity and mortality. Methods This prospective study included consecutive patients admitted and operated for secondary peritonitis over a two-year period in a tertiary care hospital in South India...
March 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735574/management-of-type-1-diabetes-with-a-very-low-carbohydrate-diet
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Belinda S Lennerz, Anna Barton, Richard K Bernstein, R David Dikeman, Carrie Diulus, Sarah Hallberg, Erinn T Rhodes, Cara B Ebbeling, Eric C Westman, William S Yancy, David S Ludwig
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate glycemic control among children and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who consume a very low-carbohydrate diet (VLCD). METHODS: We conducted an online survey of an international social media group for people with T1DM who follow a VLCD. Respondents included adults and parents of children with T1DM. We assessed current hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) (primary measure), change in HbA1c after the self-reported beginning of the VLCD, total daily insulin dose, and adverse events...
May 7, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735392/postnatal-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-follow-up-perspectives-of-australian-hospital-clinicians-and-general-practitioners
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Catherine Kilgour, Fiona Elizabeth Bogossian, Leonie Callaway, Cindy Gallois
PROBLEM: The reasons for low postnatal screening rates for women with gestational diabetes mellitus are not well understood. Multiple care providers, settings and changes to diagnostic criteria, may contribute to confusion over postnatal care. Quality of communication between clinicians may be an important influence for the completion of postnatal gestational diabetes mellitus follow-up. AIM: Describe and analyse communication processes between hospital clinicians (midwives, medical, allied staff) and general practitioners who provide postnatal gestational diabetes mellitus care...
May 4, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734845/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-in-chinese-mid-life-women-a-single-center-study
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M Tao, L Geng, Y Zheng, Y Zhou, C Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the prevalence and determinants of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in Chinese mid-life women. METHODS: A cross-sectional single-center study was performed among 40-65-year-old women who participated in physical examinations at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital from December 2015 to December 2016. The participating women were questioned about their genitourinary symptoms, and the relationships between these symptoms and the women's demographic characteristics were evaluated...
May 8, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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