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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860865/advanced-maternal-age-ethical-and-medical-considerations-for-assisted-reproductive-technology
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REVIEW
Brittany J Harrison, Tara N Hilton, Raphaël N Rivière, Zachary M Ferraro, Raywat Deonandan, Mark C Walker
OBJECTIVES: This review explores the ethical and medical challenges faced by women of advanced maternal age who decide to have children. Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) make post-menopausal pregnancy physiologically plausible, however, one must consider the associated physical, psychological, and sociological factors involved. METHODS: A quasi-systematic review was conducted in PubMed and Ovid using the key terms post-menopause, pregnancy + MeSH terms [donations, hormone replacement therapy, assisted reproductive technologies, embryo donation, donor artificial insemination, cryopreservation]...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846516/how-should-physicians-help-gender-transitioning-adolescents-consider-potential-iatrogenic-harms-of-hormone-therapy
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Thomas D Steensma, S Annelijn Wensing-Kruger, Daniel T Klink
Counseling and treatment of transgender youth can be challenging for mental health practitioners, as increased availability of gender-affirming treatments in recent years raises ethical and clinical questions. Is a gender identity diagnosis helpful? What is the right time to treat, and should the adolescent's age matter in decision making? In this article, we discuss these questions in light of a case in which an adolescent wishes to pursue hormone therapy. Our analysis focuses on the importance of balanced decision making when counseling and treating adolescents with nonconforming gender identities...
August 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828389/barriers-of-adherence-and-possible-solutions-to-nonadherence-to-antidiabetic-therapy-in-women-with-diabetes-in-pregnancy-patients-perspective
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Doreen Mukona, Stephen Peter Munjanja, Mathilda Zvinavashe, Babil Stray-Pederson
Diabetes in pregnancy contributes to maternal mortality and morbidity though it receives little attention in developing countries. The purpose of the study was to explore the barriers to adherence and possible solutions to nonadherence to antidiabetic therapy in women with diabetes in pregnancy. Antidiabetic therapy referred to diet, physical activity, and medications. Four focus group discussions (FGDs), each with 7 participants, were held at a central hospital in Zimbabwe. Included were women with a diagnosis of diabetes in pregnancy, aged 18 to 49 years, and able to speak Shona or English...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821302/participation-of-adults-with-disorders-differences-of-sex-development-dsd-in-the-clinical-study-dsd-life-design-methodology-recruitment-data-quality-and-study-population
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Robert Röhle, Katharina Gehrmann, Maria Szarras-Czapnik, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Catherine Pienkowski, Claire Bouvattier, Peggy Cohen-Kettenis, Anna Nordenström, Ute Thyen, Birgit Köhler
BACKGROUND: dsd-LIFE is a comprehensive cross-sectional clinical outcome study of individuals with disorders/differences of sex development (DSD). This study focuses on various rare genetic conditions characterized by impaired gonadal or adrenal functionality. METHODS/DESIGN: The study aims to assess quality of life (QoL) as a measure of psychosocial adaptation, psychosexual and mental health aspects as major outcomes. Health status and functioning, medical and surgical therapies, participants' views on health care, psychological and social support, sociodemographic factors and their interrelations will be investigated as factors associated with the outcomes...
August 18, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820231/interventions-for-treating-persistent-pain-in-survivors-of-torture
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REVIEW
Emma Baird, Amanda C de C Williams, Leslie Hearn, Kirstine Amris
BACKGROUND: Persistent (chronic) pain is a frequent complaint in survivors of torture, particularly but not exclusively pain in the musculoskeletal system. Torture survivors may have no access to health care; where they do, they may not be recognised when they present, and the care available often falls short of their needs. There is a tendency in state and non-governmental organisations' services to focus on mental health, with poor understanding of persistent pain, while survivors may have many other legal, welfare, and social problems that take precedence over health care...
August 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818227/impact-of-an-educational-program-on-the-quality-of-life-of%C3%A2-patients-with-lymphedema-a-preliminary-evaluation
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Sophie Blaise, Bernadette Satger, Gilles Pernod, Cécile Richaud, Béatrice Villemur, Patrick H Carpentier
OBJECTIVE: We report on the preliminary evaluation of a well-designed program, Living with Lymphedema. This longitudinal cohort study assessed patients' quality of life using questionnaires. Our main objective was to evaluate the satisfaction of the patients and their adherence to the program. This was done using a specific questionnaire of satisfaction as well as by noting patients' adherence to the program (number of patients attending all three consultations). The secondary objective was to assess the effect of the program on the patient's quality of life...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798911/tissue-engineering-approaches-in-the-design-of-healthy-and-pathological-in-vitro-tissue-models
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REVIEW
Silvia Caddeo, Monica Boffito, Susanna Sartori
In the tissue engineering (TE) paradigm, engineering and life sciences tools are combined to develop bioartificial substitutes for organs and tissues, which can in turn be applied in regenerative medicine, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and basic research to elucidate fundamental aspects of cell functions in vivo or to identify mechanisms involved in aging processes and disease onset and progression. The complex three-dimensional (3D) microenvironment in which cells are organized in vivo allows the interaction between different cell types and between cells and the extracellular matrix, the composition of which varies as a function of the tissue, the degree of maturation, and health conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753083/examining-the-perceived-impact-of-an-ethics-workshop-on-interprofessional-values-and-teamwork
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Sarah A Manspeaker, Elena V Donoso Brown, Sarah E Wallace, Leesa DiBartola, Allison Morgan
Interprofessional education (IPE) is a vital component of healthcare education yet challenges to implementation persist. This study aimed to evaluate the perceived impact of an ethics-based IPE workshop designed for professional phase healthcare students enrolled in athletic training, health management systems, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology programmes at one university. A pre/post-test cohort study was conducted to evaluate the impact of the workshop on interprofessional values and teamwork...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730063/community-stakeholders-perspectives-on-the-role-of-occupational-therapy-in-primary-healthcare-implications-for-practice
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Deshini Naidoo, Jacqueline Van Wyk, Robin Joubert
BACKGROUND: Primary healthcare (PHC) is central to increased access and transformation in South African healthcare. There is limited literature about services required by occupational therapists in PHC. Despite policy being in place, the implementation of services at grassroots level does not always occur adequately. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed at gaining an understanding of the challenges of being disabled and the services required by occupational therapists (OTs) in rural communities in order to better inform the occupational therapy (OT) training curriculum...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726532/local-to-global-working-together-to-meet-the-needs-of-vulnerable-communities
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Anne Dressel, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Ann Dietrich, Ellen Chirwa, Florence Mgawadere, Sylvia Kambalametore, Peninnah Kako
Since 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faculty from nursing and physical therapy (PT) have been working together towards a common goal: to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in Malawi and Milwaukee. Sharing valuable knowledge and understanding one another's professions have allowed us to develop interprofessional education (IPE) learning experiences for students to help identify how quality of life could be improved or enhanced for children and their families across two different geographic spaces, one in rural Malawi and the other in urban Milwaukee...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698330/clinical-characteristics-of-importance-to-outcome-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-protocol-for-a-prospective-descriptive-and-exploratory-cohort-study
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Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Lars Erik Kristensen, Torkell Ellingsen, Robin Christensen, Xenofon Baraliakos, Jimmi Wied, Claus Aalykke, Thomas Ulstrup, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Hans Christian Horn, Amir Emamifar, Bent Duerlund, Lars Fischer, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a heterogeneous spectrum of rheumatic diseases with either predominantly axial inflammatory symptoms of the spine and sacroiliac joints or predominantly peripheral arthritis. The two main entities of axial SpA (axSpA) are ankylosing spondylitis or non-radiographic axSpA (nr-axSpA). Tumour necrosis factor-α inhibitors have revolutionised the treatment of patients with axSpA who failed to respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698326/miyoga-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-mindfulness-movement-programme-based-on-hatha-yoga-principles-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-study-protocol
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Catherine Mak, Koa Whittingham, Ross Cunnington, Roslyn N Boyd
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, with life-long impacts for 1.77 in 1000 children. Although CP is primarily a physical disability, children with CP have an increased risk of experiencing cognitive difficulties, particularly attention and executive function deficits. Impairment in cognitive abilities can lead to subsequent impairment in independent functioning, education, employment and interpersonal relationships. This paper reports the protocol of a randomised controlled trial of a novel family-centred lifestyle intervention based on mindfulness and hatha yoga principles (MiYoga)...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688910/burden-of-palliative-care-issues-encountered-by-radiation-oncologists-caring-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Gregory M Parker, Virginia T LeBaron, Monica Krishnan, Ron Y Shiloh, Alexander Spektor, Lauren Hertan, Tracy A Balboni
PURPOSE: Radiation oncologists frequently provide care for patients with advanced cancer who are in their last months or weeks of life. This study examined the previously not well-characterized types and frequencies of palliative care issues encountered in consultations for palliative radiation therapy (PRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective, survey-based study assessed consecutive consults for PRT from May 19, 2014, to September 26, 2014 at 3 Boston-area community and academic, hospital-based centers...
May 25, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682718/the-ventricular-assist-device-in-the-life-of-the-child-a-phenomenological-pediatric-study
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Michael A van Manen
What is it like for a child to live with an artificial heart? The use of some medical therapies in children requires developmental considerations, is associated with psychosocial consequences, and calls for ethical sensitivities. A critical case is the ventricular assist device (VAD), a mechanical pump used to support the functioning of a failing heart. As a pediatric therapy, the device can be used as a temporary solution for poor heart function, a bridge to transplantation or recovery, or as a destination therapy...
May 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671746/growth-attenuation-therapy-for-children-with-severe-physical-and-cognitive-disability-practice-and-perspectives-of-new-zealand-paediatricians
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Rebekah Wrigley, Nikki Kerruish, Paul L Hofman, Craig Jefferies, Allison J Pollock, Benjamin J Wheeler
AIM: There are currently no clinical guidelines concerning the administration of growth attenuation therapy (GAT) for children (regardless of gender) with both severe physical and cognitive disability in New Zealand (NZ). This survey aimed to explore the attitudes of paediatricians towards GAT and the frequency of requests and initiation of GAT in NZ. METHODS: An online survey of paediatricians in NZ was undertaken. Questions covered both clinical experience with GAT and attitudes towards it...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667221/effectiveness-of-behavioural-change-techniques-in-physiotherapy-interventions-to-promote-physical-activity-adherence-in-patients-with-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Matthew Willett, Joan Duda, Charlotte Gautrey, Sally Fenton, Carolyn Greig, Alison Rushton
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative articular disease, the highest cause of individual level disability and a significant socioeconomic burden to healthcare services. Patient education and physical activity (PA) prescription are recommended components of interventions in several healthcare guidelines and are commonly provided by physiotherapists. However, these interventions lack long-term clinical effectiveness. Patient adherence to PA prescription requires patients to modify their PA behaviour and appears critical in maintaining symptomatic improvements...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554939/simplified-clinical-algorithm-for-identifying-patients-eligible-for-immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-slate-protocol-for-a-randomised-evaluation
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Sydney Rosen, Matthew P Fox, Bruce A Larson, Alana T Brennan, Mhairi Maskew, Isaac Tsikhutsu, Margaret Bii, Peter D Ehrenkranz, Wd Francois Venter
INTRODUCTION: African countries are rapidly adopting guidelines to offer antiretroviral therapy (ART) to all HIV-infected individuals, regardless of CD4 count. For this policy of 'treat all' to succeed, millions of new patients must be initiated on ART as efficiently as possible. Studies have documented high losses of treatment-eligible patients from care before they receive their first dose of antiretrovirals (ARVs), due in part to a cumbersome, resource-intensive process for treatment initiation, requiring multiple clinic visits over a several-week period...
May 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538445/a-national-survey-on-the-use-of-immersive-simulation-for-interprofessional-education-in-physical-therapist-education-programs
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Brad Stockert, Patricia J Ohtake
INTRODUCTION: There is growing recognition that collaborative practice among healthcare professionals is associated with improved patient outcomes and enhanced team functioning, but development of collaborative practitioners requires interprofessional education (IPE). Immersive simulation, a clinically relevant experience that deeply engages the learner in realistic clinical environments, is used increasingly for IPE. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of immersive simulation as a strategy for IPE in physical therapist (PT) education programs...
May 20, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404609/moxibustion-versus-diclofenac-sodium-gel-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-study-protocol-for-a-double-blinded-double-placebo-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jian-Ying Zhou, Ling Luo, Lin-Lin Zhu, Hai-Yan Yin, Qiaofeng Wu, Jia-Xi Peng, Cheng-Shun Zhang, Peng Lv, Yong Tang, Shu-Guang Yu
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis in elderly patients that is characterised by pain and functional limitation. Moxibustion has been employed to relieve chronic pain as an alternative therapy for knee osteoarthritis. However, the evidence of its efficacy is equivocal due to the low methodological quality in most clinical studies. Therefore, we are performing a double-blinded, double-placebo, randomised controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of moxibustion in participants with knee osteoarthritis...
April 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402208/a-dynamic-approach-for-outpatient-scheduling
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James Creps, Vahid Lotfi
AIMS: Patient no-show is a recurrent problem in medical centers and, in conjunction with cancellation of appointments, often results in loss of productivity and excessive patient time to appointment. The purpose of this study was to develop a dynamic procedure for scheduling patients within an outpatient clinic where patients are expected to have multiple appointments, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, primary care, and dentistry. METHODS: This retrospective study involved the year 2014 de-identified patient records from an outpatient clinic affiliated with a large university hospital...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
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