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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212142/honoring-motherhood-the-meaning-of-childbirth-for-tongan-women
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Shelly J Reed, Lynn Clark Callister, ʼAna Kavaefiafi, Cheryl Corbett, Debra Edmunds
PURPOSE: The purpose of this ethnographic study was to describe the meaning of childbirth for Tongan women. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In this qualitative descriptive study, 38 Tongan women, 18 from Tonga and 20 from the United States, who had given birth in the past year were invited to share their perceptions of childbirth. Themes were generated collaboratively by the research team. FINDINGS: The overarching theme was honoring motherhood, with other themes including using strength to facilitate an unmedicated vaginal birth, describing the spiritual dimensions of birth, adhering to cultural practices associated with childbearing, and the influence of the concept of respect on childbearing...
February 16, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211842/assessment-of-upper-limb-musculoskeletal-pain-and-posture-in-workers-of-packaging-units-of-pharmaceutical-industries
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Yasser Labbafinejad, Hossein Danesh, Zahra Imanizade
BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are defined as the disabling or painful injury to the muscles, nerves or tendons that are caused by work or aggravated by it. Some studies confirm the association between working in packaging units in various industries and the pain in the upper limb, but also there are controversies about the possible risk factors among different working populations. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to define the potential ergonomic risk factors for musculoskeletal pain in the upper limb...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210404/infraorbital-nerve-decompression-for-infraorbital-neuralgia-causalgia-following-blowout-orbital-fractures-a-case-series
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Bijan Beigi, Mazda Beigi, Nuwan Niyadurupola, Manuel Saldana, Nabil El-Hindy, Deepak Gupta
The purpose of this study was to present the management of a series of patients referred with infraorbital nerve paraesthesia that developed after insignificant orbital floor fracture without diplopia or exophthalmos, and that did not require initial surgical repair. This is a retrospective interventional case series. The main outcome and measures were assessment of preoperative symptoms including neuralgia and sensory symptoms; review of periorbital computed tomography (CT) scans; and assessment of postoperative effects of surgery for infraorbital nerve decompression...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209195/qualitative-exploration-of-why-people-repeatedly-attend-emergency-departments-for-alcohol-related-reasons
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Tom Parkman, Joanne Neale, Ed Day, Colin Drummond
BACKGROUND: Understanding why people repeatedly attend Emergency Departments (EDs) for alcohol-related reasons is an important prerequisite to identifying ways of reducing any unnecessary demands on hospital resources. We use Andersen's Behavioural Model of Health Services Use to explore factors that contributed to repeat ED attendances. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 30 people who repeatedly attended EDs for alcohol-related reasons (≥10 attendances in the past 12 months)...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208824/associations-between-obesity-and-spinal-diseases-a-medical-expenditure-panel-study-analysis
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Binwu Sheng, Chaoling Feng, Donglan Zhang, Hugh Spitler, Lu Shi
Background: The link between body weight status and spinal diseases has been suggested by a number of cross-sectional and cohort studies with a limited range of patient populations. No population-representative samples have been used to examine the link between obesity and spinal diseases. The present study is based on a nationally representative sample drawn from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Methods: Using the cross-sectional sample of the 2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Study, we built four weighted logistic regression analyses of the associations between body weight status and the following four spinal diseases: low back pain, spondylosis, other cervical disorders and intervertebral disc disorder (IDD)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207662/expression-of-mirna-124a-in-cd4-cells-reflects-response-to-a-multidisciplinary-treatment-program-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Benjamin Luchting, Jens Heyn, Ludwig Christian Hinske, Shahnaz Christina Azad
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of microRNA (miRNA) expression in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pain- and T cell-related miRNAs are differentially expressed in CLBP when compared with healthy volunteers and whether these miRNAs may distinguish between responders and nonresponders to a multidisciplinary treatment program. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CLBP is a common health problem worldwide...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206872/associations-between-education-and-physical-functioning-and-pain-in-adult-danish-cancer-survivors
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Dorte Winther, Tina K Nygaard, Trine A Horsbøl, Trille Kjær, Peter Vedsted, Christoffer Johansen, Hanna B Hovaldt, Mette Sandager, Susanne O Dalton
BACKGROUND: Late effects after cancer diagnosis and treatment are common, but only few studies have examined the role of social factors in developing these late effects. The aim of this study was to examine the association between educational level and physical function and pain among cancer survivors two years after diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of adult Danish patients with a first-time cancer diagnosis who were sent a questionnaire in 2010 and followed up in 2012...
February 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198745/the-effect-of-oral-medication-on-wound-healing
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Jeffrey M Levine
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the effects of oral medications on wound healing. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify oral medications that aid in wound healing...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196631/effects-of-12-weeks-of-chiropractic-care-on-central-integration-of-dual-somatosensory-input-in-chronic-pain-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Heidi Haavik, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Bernadette Murphy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this preliminary study was to assess whether the dual somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) technique is sensitive enough to measure changes in cortical intrinsic inhibitory interactions in patients with chronic neck or upper extremity pain and, if so, whether changes are associated with changes in pain scores. METHODS: The dual peripheral nerve stimulation SEP ratio technique was used for 6 subjects with a history of chronic neck or upper limb pain...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196567/the-effect-of-preoperative-education-on-postoperative-pain-after-joint-surgery-an-integrative-literature-review
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Mary Ashley Barry
As the number of total knee arthroplasty surgeries continues to increase and the length of hospital stay is trending down, preoperative education continues to be an important factor to support positive postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this literature review is to examine whether preoperative education for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty affects postoperative pain management compared to those who do not receive this education. Findings from the literature review indicate that receiving preoperative education before a total knee arthroplasty does not impact pain management in the postoperative phase...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195841/multiple-perspectives-of-symptoms-and-suffering-at-end-of-life-in-the-nicu
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Emily L Shultz, Mary Switala, Adrien M Winning, Madelaine C Keim, Amy E Baughcum, Cynthia A Gerhardt, Christine A Fortney
BACKGROUND: Despite technological advances in the neonatal intensive care unit, not all infants survive. Limited research has focused on infants' symptoms and suffering at end of life (EOL) from multiple perspectives. PURPOSE: To compare retrospective parent report and electronic medical record (EMR) documentation of symptoms and to examine associations with parent perceptions of infants suffering at EOL. METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: Bereaved parents of 40 infants (40 mothers and 27 fathers) retrospectively reported on their perceptions of infant symptoms and suffering during the last week of life...
February 13, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193498/a-prospective-cohort-study-examining-medical-and-social-factors-associated-with-engagement-in-life-activities-following-total-hip-replacement
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Crystal MacKay, Fiona Webster, Viji Venkataramanan, Jessica Bytautas, Anthony V Perruccio, Rosalind Wong, Lisa Carlesso, Aileen M Davis
OBJECTIVES: Studies show limited improvement in the frequency of engaging in life activities after joint replacement. However, there is a paucity of research that has examined factors, including other life events, which influence engagement following total hip replacement (THR). This research sought to identify factors associated with engaging in life activities following THR. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted with 376 people who had a THR for osteoarthritis...
February 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188941/association-between-breast-reconstruction-surgery-and-quality-of-life-in-iranian-breast-cancer-patients
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Farnaz Sinaei, Kazem Zendehdel, Mahsa Adili, Atefeh Ardestani, Ali Montazeri, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi
Breast reconstruction (BR) surgery is not common for the treatment of breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries, including Iran. We evaluated the quality of life (QoL) in Iranian breast cancer patients who underwent BR at the Cancer Institute of Iran. We compared patients who had BR with breast cancer patients who had a radical mastectomy as the control group, matched for age, and time since surgery. We interviewed the cases and controls and collected data about QoL using EORTC-Q30 and EORTC-Q23 questionnaires...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187918/diazepam-is-no-better-than-placebo-when-added-to-naproxen-for-acute-low-back-pain
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Benjamin W Friedman, Eddie Irizarry, Clemencia Solorzano, Nauman Khankel, Jennifer Zapata, Eleftheria Zias, E John Gallagher
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Low back pain causes more than 2.5 million visits to US emergency departments (EDs) annually. Low back pain patients are often treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and benzodiazepines. The former is an evidence-based intervention, whereas the efficacy of the latter has not been established. We compare pain and functional outcomes 1 week and 3 months after ED discharge among patients randomized to a 1-week course of naproxen+diazepam versus naproxen+placebo...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186958/psychological-factors-and-psychosocial-interventions-for-cancer-related-pain
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Andrada Ciucă, Adriana Băban
The present paper is aimed at briefly presenting psychological factors involved in cancer related pain and what psychosocial interventions are efficient in reducing it. Cancer related pain is a complex experience and the most integrative and recommended approach is the biopsychosocial model. It has been proved that chronic pain is more strongly related to psychological factors than to treatment or illness related factors. Psychological factors influencing pain experience can be intuitively grouped starting with awareness of pain (i...
February 7, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185893/united-states-clergy-religious-values-and-relationships-to-end-of-life-discussions-and-care
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Michael J Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C Enzinger, Patrick T Smith, Christine Mitchell, John R Peteet, James Tulsky, Tyler VanderWeele, Tracy A Balboni
CONTEXT: While clergy interact with approximately half of U.S. patients facing end-of-life medical decisions, little is known about clergy-congregant interactions or clergy influence on end-of-life decisions. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a nationally representative survey of clergy beliefs and practices. METHODS: A mailed survey to a nationally representative sample of clergy completed in March 2015 with 1005 of 1665 responding (60% response rate)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185891/feasibility-of-a-telehealth-educational-program-on-self-management-of-pain-and-fatigue-in-adult-cancer-patients
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Gabrielle B Rocque, Karina I Halilova, Allyson L Varley, Courtney P Williams, Richard A Taylor, David G Masom, William J Wright, Edward E Partridge, Elizabeth A Kvale
BACKGROUND: Pain and fatigue are common symptoms among cancer patients and often lead to substantial distress. Innovative self-management programs for pain and fatigue are needed. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the feasibility of a telehealth pain and fatigue self-management program among adult cancer patients. Secondary objectives included assessment of differences in patient characteristics, recruitment and retention of patients based on 2 screening strategies: (1) navigator-collected, patient-reported pain or fatigue and (2) in-clinic, physician-identified pain or fatigue...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185596/why-do-men-go-to-the-doctor-socio-demographic-and-lifestyle-factors-associated-with-healthcare-utilisation-among-a-cohort-of-australian-men
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Marisa Schlichthorst, Lena A Sanci, Jane Pirkis, Matthew J Spittal, Jane S Hocking
BACKGROUND: Men use health services less often than women and frequently delay seeking help even if experiencing serious health problems. This may put men at higher risk for developing serious health problems which, in part, may explain men's higher rates of some serious illnesses and shorter life span relative to women. This paper identifies factors that contribute to health care utilisation in a cohort of Australian men by exploring associations between socio-economic, health and lifestyle factors and the use of general practitioner (GP) services...
October 31, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183010/perceived-discrimination-and-low-back-pain-among-28-532-workers-in-south-korea-effect-modification-by-labor-union-status
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Nagyeong Lee, Hyoju Sung, Ji-Hwan Kim, Laura Punnett, Seung-Sup Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the association between workplace discrimination and low back pain among Korean workers and explored the role of labor union in the association. METHODS: We analyzed a cross-sectional survey of 28,532 workers from the 3rd Korean Working Conditions Survey (2011), a nationally representative dataset in South Korea. Experience of workplace discrimination for five different reasons was assessed using the questions: "Over the past 12 months, have you ever experienced workplace discrimination based on your: (a) age, (b) education, (c) birth region, (d) sex, and (e) employment status?" Experience of low back pain within a 12 month period was measured using a yes/no question...
January 30, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182507/unused-opioid-pills-after-outpatient-shoulder-surgeries-given-current-perioperative-prescribing-habits
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Kanupriya Kumar, Lawrence V Gulotta, Joshua S Dines, Answorth A Allen, Jennifer Cheng, Kara G Fields, Jacques T YaDeau, Christopher L Wu
BACKGROUND: In the past 16 years, the number of prescription opioids sold in the United States, as well as deaths from prescription opioids, has nearly quadrupled. However, the overall amount of pain reported by patients has not changed significantly. Specific information about opioid prescriptions in the perioperative period is lacking. Of the studies that have been published, investigators have shown that the majority of patients have unused postoperative opioid pills. Moreover, patients appear to lack information about disposal of unused opioid pills...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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