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B Jayakrishnan, Nasser Al-Busaidi, Ahsan Al-Lawati, Jojy George, Omar A Al-Rawas, Yaqoub Al-Mahrouqi, Nabil Al-Lawati
BACKGROUND: Though clinical features of sarcoidosis follow a similar pattern, some heterogeneity is seen in different ethnic and racial groups. OBJECTIVES: To describe for the first time the clinical characteristics of sarcoidosis patients in the Sultanate of Oman. METHODS: The data on all cases of sarcoidosis followed up in the two tertiary hospitals in Oman were retrieved retrospectively. RESULTS: Of the 92 patients, for representing the ethnic data only Omani patients (n=83) were included...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
Lukasz Szarpak, Zenon Truszewski, Lukasz Czyzewski, Michael Frass, Oliver Robak
INTRODUCTION: European Resuscitation Council as well as American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) stress the importance of uninterrupted and effective chest compressions (CCs). Manual CPR decreases in quality of CCs over time because of fatigue which impacts outcome. We report the first study with the Lifeline ARM automated CC device for providing uninterrupted CCs. METHODS: Seventy-eight paramedics participated in this randomized, crossover, manikin trial...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Chaeyoun Oh, Joong Kee Youn, Ji-Won Han, Gi Beom Kim, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
INTRODUCTION: The Fontan procedure (FP) has become the standard operation for patients with single ventricle physiology. However, a long period of elevated systemic venous pressure and low cardiac output after the procedure result in chronic inflammation and liver cirrhosis, which may eventually lead to the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CLINICAL FINDINGS: We described the case of a 16-year-old female who developed HCC after the FP. At 21 months, the patient received a lateral tunnel FP, and 14 years later, she began complaining of abdominal distension, telangiectasia, and fatigue...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jeffrey Sisler, Genevieve Chaput, Jonathan Sussman, Emmanuel Ozokwelu
OBJECTIVE: To offer FPs a summary of evidence-based recommendations to guide their follow-up survivorship care of women treated for breast cancer. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: A literature search was conducted in MEDLINE from 2000 to 2016 using the search words breast cancer, survivorship, follow-up care, aftercare, guidelines, and survivorship care plans, with a focus on review of recent guidelines published by national cancer organizations. Evidence ranges from level I to level III...
October 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Bernhard Ralla, Ahmed Magheli, Ingmar Wolff, Barbara Erber, Irena Goranova, Frank Friedersdorff, Stefan Hinz, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Kurt Miller, Jonas Busch
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue is a common symptom in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and can be similar to the fatigue found in late-onset hypogonadism (LOH). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of LOH in patients with localized RCC (loRCC) and metastatic RCC (mRCC) disease under targeted therapy (TT) and compare the results to findings of epidemiologic studies. METHODS: A total of 51 mRCC patients under TT and 33 patients with loRCC undergoing nephrectomy were included...
October 13, 2016: Urologia Internationalis
Carolina A Moreira, John P Bilezikian
CONTEXT: Stress fractures are repetitive use injuries in which recurrent strains lead to material fatigue and microarchitectural discontinuities. Stress fractures account for up to 20% of athletic injuries, more commonly sustained by women and in those who engage in track-and-field events. The pathogenesis of stress fractures is multifactorial. Although most stress fracture are reported among women who may experience menstrual disturbances, low body mass index, low energy intake and sometimes low bone mass, these individuals do not regularly seek endocrinological attention...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Lisa Caulley, Alexandra E Quimby, Nick Barrowman, Katherine Moreau, Jean-Philippe Vaccani
OBJECTIVE: To inform institutional policies regarding call encounters through an evaluation of the effect of home-call on academic experience and fatigue among surgical residents. This study conducted an assessment of the nature of resident call encounters premidnight and postmidnight and a comparative analysis of sleep deprivation and efficiency in residents during home-call and off call. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: All Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residents (n = 9) at single Canadian institution were asked to establish the time and nature of call encounters during home-call...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
T K Khong, V S Selvanayagam, S K Sidhu, A Yusof
Carbohydrate (CHO) depletion is linked to neuromuscular fatigue during exercise. While its role at peripheral level is relatively well understood, less is known about its impact centrally. The aim of this systematic review was to critically analyze the effects of CHO on central fatigue (CF) assessed by various neurophysiological techniques. Four databases were searched using PRISMA guidelines through February 2016. The inclusion criteria were: CHO as intervention against a placebo control, fatigue induced by prolonged exercise and assessed using neurophysiological measures [voluntary activation (VA), superimposed twitch (SIT), M-wave, electromyography], alongside maximal voluntary contraction (MVC)...
October 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Wilfried Mau
New studies increase the evidence, that different applications of physical therapy are effective. In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) physiotherapy of the hands improve strength, joint mobility and activity without increased risk of pain nor inflammation. A theory-based physiotherapy of the hands shows clinical effectiveness and cost-utility. In patients with spondyloarthritides supervised group exercise training is more effective than home exercise programs. Compared with biologics only combined exercise training and tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitor therapy improve mobility and disease activity more effectively...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Sarah G Dean, Leon Poltawski, Anne Forster, Rod S Taylor, Anne Spencer, Martin James, Rhoda Allison, Shirley Stevens, Meriel Norris, Anthony I Shepherd, Raff Calitri
INTRODUCTION: The Rehabilitation Training (ReTrain) intervention aims to improve functional mobility, adherence to poststroke exercise guidelines and quality of life for people after stroke. A definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) is required to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of ReTrain, which is based on Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury (ARNI). The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of such a definitive trial and inform its design...
October 3, 2016: BMJ Open
Harold M Olson, Michael J Tunning, Ronnie J Boesch
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the chiropractic management of a student athlete with postconcussion syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 14-year-old male hockey player presented to a chiropractic clinic with postconcussion symptoms 13 days after his initial injury. He experienced an occipital headache with a pain rating of 8/10, upset stomach, blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, balance problems, a "foggy feeling," difficulty with concentration, difficulty with memory, fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, and irritability...
September 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Margaret Bevans, Areej El-Jawahri, D Kathryn Tierney, Lori Wiener, William A Wood, Flora Hoodin, Erin E Kent, Paul B Jacobsen, Stephanie J Lee, Matt Hsieh, Ellen M Denzen, Karen L Syrjala
In 2016 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened an expert consensus panel to address the research needs and best practices for patient-centered late effects of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). The panel used a scoping review approach to efficiently survey the large body of literature in adult and pediatric HCT survivors over one year post-transplant. The goals of this paper are to 1) summarize the current literature describing patient-centered outcomes (PCO) in survivors including the various dimensions of healthrelated quality of life affected by HCT and describe interventions tested to improve these outcomes; 2) highlight areas with sufficient evidence allowing for integration into standard practice; 3) address methodological issues that restrict progress in this field; 4) identify major gaps to guide future research; and 5) specify priority research recommendations...
September 19, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Matt Greig, Philip Nagy
CONTEXT: Epidemiological studies highlight a prevalence of lumbar vertebrae injuries in cricket fast bowlers, with governing bodies implementing rules to reduce exposure. Analysis typically requires complex and laboratory-based biomechanical analyses, lacking ecological validity. Developments in GPS micro-technologies facilitate on-field measures of mechanical intensity, facilitating screening toward prevention and rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of using GPS-mounted tri-axial accelerometers to quantify accumulated body 'load', and to investigate the effect of GPS unit placement in relation to epidemiological observations...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Deborah Elstein, T Andrew Burrow, Joel Charrow, Pilar Giraldo, Atul Mehta, Gregory M Pastores, Hak-Myung Lee, Björn Mellgard, Ari Zimran
The introduction of a home therapy option during clinical trials of velaglucerase alfa in patients with type 1 Gaucher disease marked the first time that home infusions have been permitted during a clinical trial for an investigational drug for Gaucher disease. Home infusions were an available option in 4 open-label velaglucerase alfa clinical studies to eligible patients who received their initial infusions at a clinic. Patients who participated in the home therapy option and received at least 10% of their infusions at home (n=100) received a range of 11...
August 23, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Emma Dures, Isobel Fraser, Celia Almeida, Alice Peterson, Judy Caesley, Jon Pollock, Nicholas Ambler, Marianne Morris, Sarah Hewlett
OBJECTIVES: Psychological support for inflammatory arthritis is recommended in rheumatology treatment guidelines. Previous research found that high numbers of patients would access such support but that provision is often inconsistent and inadequate. The present study explored patients' perspectives on the nature of the psychological impact of inflammatory arthritis and how to meet the associated support needs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted, using questionnaires which included three open-ended questions about helpful and unhelpful psychological support...
September 8, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
P Brenner, F Piehl
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory condition with a prominent progressive neurodegenerative facet that typically affects young- or middle-aged adults. Although physical disabilities have been in the foreground by being easier to assess, there is an increasing interest in mental disabilities and psychiatric co-morbidities, which have a disproportionally high impact on important outcome measures such as quality of life and occupational disability. In particular, cognitive impairment, depression and mental fatigue, which mutually interact with each other, seem to be of importance in this context...
September 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Chima Ohuabunwo, Celestine Ameh, Oyin Oduyebo, Anthony Ahumibe, Bamidele Mutiu, Adebola Olayinka, Wasiu Gbadamosi, Erika Garcia, Carolina Nanclares, Wale Famiyesin, Abdulaziz Mohammed, Patrick Nguku, Richard I Koko, Joshua Obasanya, Durojaye Adebayo, Yemi Gbadegesin, Oni Idigbe, Olukayode Oguntimehin, Sara Nyanti, Charles Nzuki, Ismail Abdus-Salam, Joseph Adeyemi, Nnanna Onyekwere, Emmanuel Musa, David Brett-Major, Faisal Shuaib, Abdulsalami Nasidi
INTRODUCTION: Nigeria's Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak began when an infected diplomat from Liberia arrived Lagos, Africa's most populous city with subsequent transmission to another large city. METHODS: First, second and third generation contacts were traced, monitored, and classified. Symptomatic contacts were managed at Ebola treatment centers as suspected, probable and confirmed EVD-cases using standard operating procedures adapted from WHO EVD-guidelines...
August 26, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Philip A Kalra, Sunil Bhandari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is common and associated with fatigue, reduced quality of life and poorer clinical outcomes. Treatment with oral iron is often inadequate and international guidelines recommend intravenous (i.v.) iron as the preferred option for the treatment of IDA in certain clinical situations. In this review, we assess the safety of using i.v. iron with a particular focus on patients with chronic kidney disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications have raised safety concerns regarding the incidence of serious reactions accompanying i...
November 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Nancy M Daraiseh, Cheryl L Hoying, William P Vidonish, Li Lin, Michael Wagner
BACKGROUND: Noise is a problem placing registered nurses (RNs) at risk for safety events, decreased job performance, fatigue, irritability, and hearing loss. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to measure noise levels and sources on pediatric inpatient units as well as to explore the health impact of noise on RNs. METHODS: This was a descriptive nonexperimental study with 65 pediatric RNs from 14 units. Noise (levels, source, location, and activity), heart rate (HR), and stress were measured...
September 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
Daniel K L Cheuk, Elske Sieswerda, Elvira C van Dalen, Aleida Postma, Leontien C M Kremer
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are frequently used chemotherapeutic agents for childhood cancer that can cause cardiotoxicity during and after treatment. Although several medical interventions in adults with symptomatic or asymptomatic cardiac dysfunction due to other causes are beneficial, it is not known if the same treatments are effective for childhood cancer patients and survivors with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. This review is an update of a previously published Cochrane review...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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