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Misery Laurent L Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Brest, Brest, - - 2014
The frequency of associated comorbidity and the cost of treatments in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) followed up in primary care settings are poorly known. We carried out a retrospective cohort study on a longitudinal electronic medical records database of patients consulting a panel of general practitioners in France. All ...
Butler Daniel C DC College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2014
Dermatologists are frequently faced with questions from women who are breastfeeding about the safety of commonly prescribed topical and systemic medications during lactation. Safety data in lactation, particularly regarding medications that are unique to dermatology, are limited and can be difficult to locate. We have consolidated the available safety data ...
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Over the past three decades, medical methods of abortion have been developed throughout the world and are now a standard method of providing abortion care in the United States. Medical abortion, which involves the use of medications rather than a surgical procedure to induce an abortion, is an option for ...
Li Lin L From the 1Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Lexington, MA; and 2Amgen Ltd, Cambridge, - - 2014
This study aims to describe the switch patterns of osteoporosis medication in postmenopausal women and to explore the impact of switching on persistence. This study used a cohort of postmenopausal women who initiated the first treatment with osteoporosis medication between 1995 and 2008. Selected women had switched at least once ...
Marques António Manuel AM a Departamento de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal , Setúbal , - - 2014
The experiences of lesbian women in medical encounters prove particularly relevant for understanding their difficulties in the relationship with professionals and health services. We carried out semi-structured interviews with 30 women aged between 21 and 63 and who self-define themselves as lesbian. The analysis highlights the difficulties experienced in disclosure ...
Mora Toni T Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and IEB, 22 Immaculada, 08017, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
This paper estimates the increase of direct medical costs of both severe and moderate obesity and overweight with respect to a normal-weight individual using a two-part generalised linear model and a longitudinal dataset of medical and administrative records of patients in primary and secondary healthcare centres followed up over seven ...
Salter Charlotte C Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine & Health Science, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, United - - 2014
There is significant morbidity and mortality caused by the complications of osteoporosis, for which ageing is the greatest epidemiological risk factor. Preventive medications to delay osteoporosis are available, but little is known about motivators to adhere to these in the context of a symptomless condition with evidence based on screening ...
Lupattelli A A School of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Oslo, - - 2014
Intercountry comparability between studies on medication use in pregnancy is difficult due to dissimilarities in study design and methodology. This study aimed to examine patterns and factors associated with medications use in pregnancy from a multinational perspective, with emphasis on type of medication utilised and indication for use. Cross-sectional, web-based ...
Tomizawa Yasuko - - 2013
Japan ranks extremely low in global ranking of gender equality. It is not easy for female doctors to acquire leadership positions in member societies of the Japanese Association of Medical Science (JAMS). Very few women are included on editorial boards of English medical journals in Japan. Furthermore, until last year, ...
Reams B Diane - - 2013
Newly marketed medications may be used selectively in patients with more severe disease. Changes in patterns of use following a drug's introduction to the market can greatly influence results from non-experimental comparative effectiveness research. We sought to explore this issue by characterizing trends in oral and injectable prescription drug claims ...
Gomperts Rebecca - - 2013
To evaluate the need for and outcome of self-administered medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol in Brazil, provided through Women on Web, a global telemedicine abortion service. A retrospective case review of women from Brazil who contacted Women on Web in 2011. Information from the online consultation, follow-up questionnaire and ...
Manteuffel Marie - - 2013
Abstract Background: This study evaluates the differences between women and men in medication use, medication adherence, and prescribing alignment with clinical guidelines. Methods: We conducted an analysis of pharmacy and medical claims for 29.5 million adults with prescription benefits administered by a pharmacy benefits manager in the United States, age ...
Faúndes Aníbal - - 2013
Unsafe abortions remain a major public health problem in countries with very restrictive abortion laws. In Brazil, parliamentarians - who have the power to change the law - are influenced by "public opinion", often obtained through surveys and opinion polls. This paper presents the findings from two studies. One was ...
Troude Pénélope P Ined, 133 bd Davout, F-75020 Paris, France; Inserm, CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, U1018, 82 rue du Général Leclerc, F-94276 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France; AP-HP, Hôpital Lariboisière, 2 rue Ambroise Paré, F-75475 Paris, France; Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Service de Santé Publique et Economie de la Santé, F-75475 Paris, France. Electronic address: - - 2013
Even when IVF is reimbursed by the social insurance system, as in France, high discontinuation rates have been reported and some patients drop out as soon as the first failed IVF cycle. This study aims to investigate medical factors associated with treatment discontinuation in an IVF centre after the first ...
Ju Rujin - - 2013
Our objective was to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with anticholinergic medication use by adult women for overactive bladder (OAB) in the United States. We conducted a cross-sectional study using the 2009 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey database (NAMCS). We included women aged 18 years and older and identified ...
Kashiwagi Kenji K Department of Ophthalmology, University of Yamanashi Faculty of Medicine, Chuo, Yamanashi, 409-3898, Japan, - - 2014
To investigate persistence with glaucoma medication use and factors associated with it among newly diagnosed Japanese patients. The subjects of this study were Japanese patients entered in the Japan Health Insurance Society database who were newly diagnosed as having glaucoma and who had been prescribed antiglaucoma medication. Newly diagnosed was ...
Schroeder Joshua E JE Hospital of Special Surgery, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
There is an extremely small proportion of female medical students choosing to specialize in orthopedic surgery. The aim of the study was to assess medical students' and interns' interests and perceptions of orthopedic surgery and explore why women are not interested in orthopedic surgery. Questionnaires were distributed to final-year medical ...
Baghianimoghadam Mohammad Hossein - - 2013
Medications, a main strategic commodity in any country, are strictly related to community health and sustainable development. Self-medication and irregular use of medications can increase their adverse effects. This study investigated the factors related to irregular and arbitrary use of medications in pregnant women admitted to health centers and clinics ...
Pastore Lisa M - - 2013
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is clinically unique in women and is often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Chronic diseases account for 75% of healthcare expenditures in the United States, of which 70% are preventable through lifestyle changes and active medical management. Lifestyle modification is difficult in the context of the traditional medical visit. ...
Miller Grant D - - 2013
This research examined worry in medical students at various stages of training with reference to worries related to academic and clinical training, finances and relationships with peers. The study focused on gender differences in worries, testing the notion that being married or being in a long-term or cohabitating relationship with ...
Hamada Shota S Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Public Health, Kyoto University, - - 2013
The objectives of this study were to estimate and cross-nationally compare the medical costs shared by payers and patients and the distributions of medical costs by cost category. We estimated the medical costs covered from definitive diagnosis to completion of treatments of early-stage breast cancer and follow-up, assuming almost identical ...
Thorpe Phoebe G - - 2013
To determine which medications are most commonly used by women in the first trimester of pregnancy and identify the critical gaps in information about fetal risk for those medications. Self-reported first-trimester medication use was assessed among women delivering liveborn infants without birth defects and serving as control mothers in two ...
Maserejian Nancy N - - 2013
To report progression and regression of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a population-based cohort by race/ethnicity, sex, age and LUTS medication use. The Boston Area Community Health Survey enrolled 5,502 participants aged 30-79 years of black, Hispanic, or white race/ethnicity. Five-year follow-up interviews were completed by 4,144 (1,610 men, ...
Millsop Jillian Wong - - 2013
Many women of childbearing age use prescription and non-prescription medications. Therefore, patients need to be counseled regarding the potential teratogenicity of medications if they are, or could become, pregnant. In this editorial, the present authors will explain the three advantages of the evidence-based medicine system when compared with the US ...
Miura Lisa N LN Portland VA Medical Center, P3MED, 3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA. - - 2013
Our careers began with the long, arduous, and intensely focused commitments of premed, medical school, residency, and fellowship. We planned our lives rationally and enacted our plans with care. Now we have long-desired and satisfying careers. We discovered something, however, that the culture of medical training and our plans had ...
Panta O P OP Department of Radiology and Imaging, District Hospital Khotang, Khotang, - - 2013
Backgroud Nepal government has approved medical abortion and manual vacuum aspiration for early first trimester pregnancy. Both the procedures have been approved by World Health Organization for use in early first trimester. Objectives The study aims to compare efficacy and safety of medical abortion with surgical abortion in a district ...
Juarez Deborah Taira - - 2013
To identify factors associated with years of medication adherence and to examine the relationship between years of adherence and health care utilization. This retrospective analysis used administrative data from adult patients with diabetes enrolled in health plan in Hawaii for four years (n= 23,450 patients). Ordered logistic regression was used ...
Kim Youl-Ri - - 2013
Eating disorders are a common clinical problem among young women in Asian countries. The aim of this study is to determine the medical effects of anorexia nervosa (AN) in the Korean population. We comprehensively investigated medical complications including haemodynamic, haematologic, endocrine, and bone density abnormalities in 67 Korean women with ...
Brochu Paula M - - 2013
Objective: The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of nonstigmatizing visual portrayals of obesity on support for a discriminatory weight-based medical policy. Method: Participants read an online news story about a policy to deny fertility treatment to obese women that was accompanied by a nonstigmatizing, stigmatizing, or ...
Heslin Kevin C - - 2013
Introduction The health of people with chronic medical conditions is particularly vulnerable to the disruptions caused by public health disasters, especially when there is massive damage to the medical infrastructure. Government agencies and national organizations recommend that people with chronic illness prepare for disasters by stockpiling extra supplies of medications. ...
Kim Hyun - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: Association between medical cost from workplace injuries and aging and its effect modification by sex were examined. METHODS:: Medical costs reimbursed from workers' compensation between 2003 and 2009 were used. A multiple zero-truncated negative binomial regression predicted percent changes in medical cost. Cubic regression spline smoothers tested effect modification. ...
Baud David - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To compare the adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes after medically indicated and elective labor induction. Both induction groups were also compared to women with spontaneous onset of labor. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of 13'971 women with live, cephalic singleton pregnancies who delivered at term (from 1997 to 2007). ...
Kamyar Manijeh - - 2013
Over 25,000 epileptic women deliver viable pregnancies each year in the United States. Although medical management is the first line of treatment, many physiological changes associated with pregnancy can make optimal treatment challenging. Medication dosage is adjusted based on side effects and seizure frequency, with the goal being no seizures ...
Offord Steve - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: To quantify early nonadherence to antipsychotic medications in patients with schizophrenia and its impact on short-term antipsychotic adherence, healthcare utilization, and costs. METHODS: Patients who initiated oral antipsychotic treatment between January 1, 2006 to September 30, 2009 were identified from the MarketScan®Commercial Claims and Encounters (CCE) database (Truven Health ...
Hutchinson Susan S Orange County Migraine and Headache Center, Irvine, CA 92604, - - 2013
Breast-feeding has important health and emotional benefits for both mother and infant, and should be encouraged. While there are some data to suggest migraine may improve during breast-feeding, more than half of women experience migraine recurrence with 1 month of delivery. Thus, a thorough knowledge base of the safety and ...
Vano-Galvan Sergio - - 2013
A Mediterranean woman aged 70 years, presented with a 2 year history of continuous itch over the left scapula and upper back. She denied application of any topical product. She was otherwise healthy and not taking any medications.
Nakamura Koshi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE:: This study investigated the effect of hypertension on hospitalization risk and medical expenditure according to treatment status in a Japanese population. METHODS:: A total of 314 622 beneficiaries of the medical insurance system in Japan, aged 40-69 years, without a history of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, or end-stage renal disease were classified ...
Della Monica Matteo - - 2013
Ever since the 9th century during the High Middle Ages, the "Schola Medica Salernitana," believed to be the first medical school in the western world, flourished in Salerno, a city in southern Italy. Although an important role is attributed to several men of this school, who were recognized as wise ...
Bonafini Beatrice - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The theme of the Three Graces has been approached by several artists and writers but very few physicians. METHODS: Here distinct versions of the Three Graces are considered through the lens of medical analysis and contemporary conceptions of ideal beauty. RESULTS: Graces have been traced back to the same ...
Moscrop Andrew - - 2013
Clinical language applied to early pregnancy loss changed in late twentieth century Britain when doctors consciously began using the term 'miscarriage' instead of 'abortion' to refer to this subject. Medical professionals at the time and since have claimed this change as an intuitive empathic response to women's experiences. However, a ...
Malacrida Claudia - - 2013
The past decades have seen a drastic increase in the medicalization of childbirth, evidenced by increasing Caesarean section rates in many Western countries. In a rare moment of congruence, alternative health-care providers, feminist advocates for women's health and, most recently, mainstream medical service providers have all expressed serious concerns about ...
Otte Julie L - - 2013
PURPOSE: Many breast cancer survivors (BCS) take multiple medications for health problems associated with the treated cancer and other noncancer comorbidities. However, there is no published, large-scale descriptive evaluation of medication use in BCS compared to midlife women. The purpose of this study was (1) to compare the number and ...
Rowe Hilary - - 2013
This article reviews the necessary skills required for clinicians to make informed decisions about the use of medications in women who are breastfeeding. Even without specific data on certain medications, this review of kinetic principles, mechanisms of medication entry into breast milk, and important infant factors can aid in clinical ...
Kase Benjamin A - - 2013
Objective To (1) describe the frequency of spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) and medically indicated preterm birth (PTB) among women with chronic hypertension (CHTN) and (2) to evaluate differences in neonatal outcomes according to SPTB or medically indicated PTB.Study Design Retrospective analysis of a previously conducted multicenter randomized trial. Deliveries were categorized as ...
Izumi Miki - - 2013
The shortage of physicians has become a serious problem in Japan. It has been pointed out that an increase in the number of female doctors may contribute to the aggravation of this shortage because it is known that women work fewer hours than male doctors. Here, we investigated how many ...
Poirier Jacques - - 2013
Jean-Martin Charcot, famous professor of the Chair of Clinic for Diseases of the Nervous System at Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, was himself an artist, surrounded by artists, and adored the theater. His close colleague Charles Brown-Séquard was ridiculed by Georges Feydeau in a brief freakish monologue recited by Coquelin Cadet, ...
Dattaray Chaitalli - - 2013
To analyze the HDU requirement in an obstetric population in terms of utilization rate, indications for admission, interventions required and gestational outcome. A retrospective observational study was carried out from May 2007 to May 2011 in the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology and HDU of IPGME and R, Kolkata. Data ...
Verstappen Gwenny Mpj - - 2013
Over-the-counter-medication (OTC-medication) use during pregnancy can be potentially harmful for the fetus. To successfully counsel the patient it is important to know if the patient is at risk. In this study possible predictors for OTC-medication use were identified and a model was designed to predict OTC-medication use during pregnancy. We ...
Dotters-Katz Sarah K - - 2013
Objective. Pyelonephritis is a common cause of antepartum admission and maternal morbidity. Medical complications associated with pyelonephritis during delivery are not well described; thus the objective of this study was to estimate medical, infectious, and obstetric complications associated with pyelonephritis during the delivery admission. Study Design. We conducted a retrospective ...
Abel Willie M WM School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Charlotte , Charlotte, NC , - - 2013
Background: Black women have the highest prevalence of hypertension in the world. Reasons for this disparity are poorly understood. The historical legacy of medical maltreatment of Blacks in the U.S. provides some insight into distrust in the medical profession, refusal of treatment, and poor adherence to treatment regimens. Methods: Black ...
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