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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221929/use-of-pharmacy-technicians-in-elements-of-medication-therapy-management-delivery-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stephanie A Gernant, My-Oanh Nguyen, Sanna Siddiqui, Matthew Schneller
BACKGROUND: Documented barriers to Medication Therapy Management (MTM) delivery, such as limited time and inefficient workflow may be overcome by utilizing support staff for administrative services. However, it is unknown how pharmacy technicians have been historically utilized to assist pharmacists in MTM-delivery. OBJECTIVE: To characterize literature describing pharmacy technicians' participation in actions commonly undertaken in the provision of MTM services...
November 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221475/a-critical-realist-evaluation-of-a-music-therapy-intervention-in-palliative-care
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Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen, Joanne Reid
BACKGROUND: Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient outcomes. To fill this gap, we examined the processes and experiences involved in the introduction of music therapy as an adjunct complementary therapy to palliative care in a hospice setting in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: Using a realistic evaluation approach, we conducted a qualitative study using a variety of approaches...
December 8, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219631/tourette-syndrome-and-other-chronic-tic-disorders-an-update-on-clinical-management
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Davide Martino, Tamara M Pringsheim
The management of Tourette syndrome (TS) and other chronic tic disorders occurs in multiple stages and begins with comprehensive assessment and complex psychoeducation. Behavioral and pharmacological interventions (second stage) are needed when tics cause physical or psychosocial impairment. Deep brain stimulation surgery or experimental therapies represent the third stage. Areas covered: Discussed are recent advances in assessment and therapy of chronic tic disorders, encompassing the three stages of intervention, with the addition of experimental, non-invasive brain stimulation strategies...
December 8, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216916/low-level-laser-therapy-photobiomodulation-therapy-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-a-systematic-review
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G David Baxter, Lizhou Liu, Simone Petrich, Angela Spontelli Gisselman, Cathy Chapple, Juanita J Anders, Steve Tumilty
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) is a prevalent complication secondary to cancer treatments which significantly impacts the physical and psychological health of breast cancer survivors. Previous research shows increasing use of low level laser therapy (LLLT), now commonly referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy, for BCRL. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of LLLT (PBM) in the management of BCRL. METHODS: Clinical trials were searched in PubMed, AMED, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure up to November 2016...
December 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216838/a-prediction-model-to-identify-hospitalised-older-adults-with-reduced-physical-performance
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Inge H Bruun, Thomas Maribo, Birgitte Nørgaard, Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Christian B Mogensen
BACKGROUND: Identifying older adults with reduced physical performance at the time of hospital admission can significantly affect patient management and trajectory. For example, such patients could receive targeted hospital interventions such as routine mobilisation. Furthermore, at the time of discharge, health systems could offer these patients additional therapy to maintain or improve health and prevent institutionalisation or readmission. The principle aim of this study was to identify predictors for persisting, reduced physical performance in older adults following acute hospitalisation...
December 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216768/a-mysterious-case-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-a-9-year-old-girl
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Angela Burian, Othmar Schuhfried, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical manifestation and the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type II in childhood. METHODS: Using information on the symptoms, diagnosis, rehabilitation and outcome of a young patient with complex regional pain syndrome type II. RESULTS: A 9-year -old girl had severe pain in the region of the left foot, signs of a common fibular nerve entrapment, hyperalgesia not limited to the distribution of the injured nerve, weakness and temperature asymmetry unknown origin...
December 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214945/-quality-of-life-and-mental-health-of-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-with-or-without-technical-support-for-the-left-cardiac-ventricle-a-cross-sectional-study
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Birte Dahrmann, Jürgen Sindermann, Thomas Geldmacher, Gereon Heuft
Quality of life and mental health of patients with severe heart failure with or without technical support for the left cardiac ventricle - a cross-sectional study Objectives: Chronic heart failure is associated with reduced quality of life (QoL) and poor prognosis. Support via a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an alternative to optimised medical management for patients with advanced heart failure. This study evaluated health-related QoL with both therapy options. METHODS: In this consecutive cross-sectional study, patients with LVAD support (n = 50) and patients with optimised medical management (n = 50) were interviewed comprehensively about various domains of QoL, emotional stress, perceived self-efficacy, social support, life satisfaction, and communication...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208729/persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness-pppd-a-common-characteristic-and-treatable-cause-of-chronic-dizziness
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REVIEW
Stoyan Popkirov, Jeffrey P Staab, Jon Stone
Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a newly defined diagnostic syndrome that unifies key features of chronic subjective dizziness, phobic postural vertigo and related disorders. It describes a common chronic dysfunction of the vestibular system and brain that produces persistent dizziness, non-spinning vertigo and/or unsteadiness. The disorder constitutes a long-term maladaptation to a neuro-otological, medical or psychological event that triggered vestibular symptoms, and is usefully considered within the spectrum of other functional neurological disorders...
December 5, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204496/comparison-of-postarthroplasty-functional-outcomes-in-skilled-nursing-facilities-among-medicare-and-managed-care-beneficiaries
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Brandon A Haghverdian, David J Wright, Ran Schwarzkopf
Background: After home health care, the skilled nursing facility (SNF) is the most commonly used postacute care modality, among Medicare beneficiaries, after total joint arthroplasty. Prior studies demonstrated that a loss in postsurgical ambulatory gains is incurred in the interval between hospital discharge and arrival at the SNF. The aim of this present study is to determine the consequences of that loss in function, as well as compare SNF-related outcomes in patients with Medicare vs Managed Care (MC) insurance...
December 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202940/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-management-strategies-for-the-clinician
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REVIEW
Stephanie S Faubion, Richa Sood, Ekta Kapoor
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), previously known as atrophic vaginitis or vulvovaginal atrophy, affects more than half of postmenopausal women. Caused by low estrogen levels after menopause, it results in bothersome symptoms, including vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia, urinary urgency and increased frequency, and urinary tract infections. Even though women with GSM can have sexual dysfunction that interferes with partner relationships, women are often embarrassed to seek treatment, and health care professionals do not always actively screen for GSM...
December 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200974/stroke-volume-monitoring-novel-continuous-wave-doppler-parameters-algorithms-and-advanced-noninvasive-haemodynamic-concepts
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REVIEW
R A Phillips, B E Smith, V M Madigan
Purpose of Review: Adequate oxygen delivery is essential for life, with hypoxia resulting in dysfunction, and ultimately death, of the cells, organs and organism. Blood flow delivers the oxygen bound in the blood, while haemodynamics is the science of blood flow. Stroke volume (SV) is the fundamental unit of blood flow, and reflects the interdependent performance of the heart, the vessels and the autonomic nervous system. However, haemodynamic management remains generally poor and predominantly guided by simple blood pressure observations alone...
2017: Current Anesthesiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200886/monitoring-and-management-of-hypertension-with-obesity-in-adolescents
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REVIEW
Bonita Falkner
Largely due to the childhood obesity epidemic, there has been an increase in the prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents. Obesity associated hypertension is the most common hypertension phenotype among adolescents. Approximately 30% of obese adolescents have elevated blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. Updated definitions of elevated BP and hypertension in adolescents are now similar to definitions of BP status in adults. For adolescents ≥13 years of age, elevated BP is 120 to 129/<80 mm Hg...
2017: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200622/nutritional-status-and-management-of-risks-due-to-physical-therapy-in-patients-hospitalized-for-long-periods
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Daisuke Kimura, Minako Murata, Yuko Kimura, Masahiro Nunotani, Yoshitaka Hayashi, Kazuo Abe
[Purpose] This study aimed to understand the nutritional status of patients hospitalized for long periods and the risk of physical therapy (PT) for such patients. [Subjects and Methods] Participants were selected from patients who were hospitalized at a designated medical long-term care sanatorium. The participants were divided into 5 groups (A-E) depending on their mode of energy intake and ambulatory ability during PT. The serum albumin level, energy intake, total daily energy expenditure, and total daily energy expenditure per session of PT (EEPT) were evaluated for each group...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198334/mind-and-body-practices-for-fatigue-reduction-in-patients-with-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nathan Duong, Hailey Davis, Paula D Robinson, Sapna Oberoi, Danielle Cataudella, S Nicole Culos-Reed, Faith Gibson, Miriam Götte, Pamela Hinds, Sanne L Nijhof, Deborah Tomlinson, Patrick van der Torre, Elena Ladas, Sandra Cabral, L Lee Dupuis, Lillian Sung
PURPOSE: To determine whether non-physical activity mind and body practices reduce the severity of fatigue in patients with cancer or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients compared to control interventions. METHODS: We included randomized trials which compared non-physical activity mind and body practices compared with control interventions for the management of fatigue in cancer and HSCT patients. RESULTS: Among 55 trials (4975 patients), interventions were acupuncture or acupressure (n=12), mindfulness (n=11), relaxation techniques (n=10), massage (n=6), energy therapy (n=5), energizing yogic breathing (n=3) and others (n=8)...
December 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196283/ringed-telangiectasias-an-unusual-presentation-of-telangiectasia-macularis-eruptiva-perstans
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Laila Siddique, Hadjh Ahrns, Elizabeth Seiverling
Telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans (TMEP) is a rare form of cutaneous mastocytosis. While most cutaneous mastocytoses occur in children and are asymptomatic, TMEP occurs predominantly in adults and is associated with systemic manifestations, requiring medical management. TMEP is typically characterised by scattered red-brown macules on the trunk and extremities, but must be differentiated from other telangiectatic conditions such as scleroderma, hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia and telangiectasias secondary to cirrhosis...
November 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193943/-cost-effectiveness-of-local-steroid-combined-with-therapeutic-exercise-in-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
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Julio Ramírez-Ortiz, José Dolores Mendoza-Eufracio, María Ricarda García-Viveros, Félix Guillermo Márquez-Celedonio
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of injury is shoulder impingement syndrome. Management includes physical therapy, analgesics, steroids and surgery. The aim of the study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of using steroids combined with therapeutic exercise at home in the chronic impingement syndrome. METHODS: Clinical trial randomized in 30 people with subacromial impingement syndrome underwent two treatments: steroid and at home rehabilitation booklet evaluated at the first and fourth week through UCLA Shoulder rating scale...
September 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191375/rheumatologic-symptoms-in-oncologic-patients-on-pd-1-inhibitors
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Wilson F Kuswanto, Lindsey A MacFarlane, Lydia Gedmintas, Alexandra Mulloy, Toni K Choueiri, Bonnie L Bermas
OBJECTIVE: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are effective cancer therapies that have been associated with immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Recent reports of irAEs describe symptoms resembling classic rheumatologic syndromes, most notably associated with cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor blockade. Though cases have been described, there are fewer reports of rheumatologic disease associated with programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) inhibitors. Here, we describe a series of four patients presenting to the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Arthritis Center with de novo polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)-type conditions and/or peripheral synovitis after treatment with PD-1/PD-Ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway inhibitors...
October 31, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190367/early-experience-with-bilateral-continuous-femoral-nerve-block-and-single-injection-spinal-anesthesia-for-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-series
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Matthew R Patrick, Hari K Parvataneni, Donald S Bohannon, André P Boezaart
Objective: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a commonly performed surgery in the United States, with demand for unilateral and simultaneous bilateral TKAs (BTKAs) expected to increase significantly over the coming decades. This study reports the authors' early experience in a consecutive series of simultaneous BTKAs performed under regional anesthesia and mild sedation. Methods: In this retrospective case series, the authors examined all simultaneous BTKAs performed over two years by a single surgeon...
November 28, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189421/asenapine-in-the-management-of-impulsivity-and-aggressiveness-in-bipolar-disorder-and-comorbid-borderline-personality-disorder-an-open-label-uncontrolled-study
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Andrea Aguglia, Ludovico Mineo, Alessandro Rodolico, Maria S Signorelli, Eugenio Aguglia
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) often co-occurres with bipolar disorder (BD). Impulsivity and aggressiveness represent core shared features and their pharmacological management is mainly based on mood stabilizers and antipsychotics, although scarce evidence is available for this context of comorbidity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of Asenapine as an adjunctive drug for reducing aggressiveness and impulsivity in a sample of Italian BD type I outpatients with or without a comorbid BPD...
November 17, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186634/a-model-to-integrate-health-promotion-and-wellness-in-physical-therapist-practice-development-and-validation
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Donald H Lein, Diane Clark, Cecilia Graham, Patricia Perez, David Morris
Background: Globally, physical therapy professional organizations have called for physical therapists to perform lifestyle behavior management during customary care, or health-focused care, due to increasing morbidity and mortality related to noncommunicable diseases. Given the potential for health-focused care to improve health outcomes, physical therapists should integrate health promotion into their daily clinical practice. A clinical model that illustrates necessary steps to deliver health-focused care would be helpful to educate present and future physical therapists...
December 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
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