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Glaser Dee Anna DA Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1402 South Grand Boulevard-ABI, St Louis, MO 63104, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Primary hyperhidrosis commonly affects the axillae, palms, soles, scalp, face, and groin. Patients may have multiple areas involved making localized therapy challenging. Systemic therapy may be necessary and can be used as monotherapy or combined with other hyperhidrosis treatments for optimal outcomes. Systemic therapy can also be used to treat ...
Moraites Eleni E Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415, - - 2014
Hyperhidrosis is a skin disorder characterized by excessive sweating that often causes significant impairment in social, occupational, and emotional wellbeing. Hyperhidrosis is thought to affect 2.8% of the US population and can be of primary or secondary origin. Primary hyperhidrosis is usually bilateral, symmetric, and focal. The most common focal ...
Pariser David M DM International Hyperhidrosis Society, Quakertown, PA 18951, USA; Department of Dermatology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 601 Medical Tower, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Proper billing and coding are essential to document the diagnosis of hyperhidrosis and to assure proper reimbursement for treatment. Providers should become familiar with the payment policies of local health plans to streamline the preauthorization process that is often needed for many treatments commonly used for hyperhidrosis. Having a preprinted ...
Tin Htay Htay HH 1National Health Laboratory, Myanmar 2Parami Specialist Hospital, - - 2014
Myanmar is an ASEAN country, standing with its own resources in health care of people. There are 5 medical universities currently in Myanmar, namely, University of Medicine-1, University of Medicine-2, and Defence Services Medical Academy in Yangon, and University of Medicine, Mandalay, and University of Medicine, Magway. The first medical ...
Stauch Gerhard G 1Department Pathology Aurich, Germany 2St Joseph's Hospital Peramiho, Tanzania 3Pathology Institute, Masar E Sharif, Afghanistan 4Pathology Institute Phnom Penh, Cambodia 5Institute of Pathology Kulmbach, Germany 6Institute of Pathology, Neuss, Germany 7Basel, Switzerland 8Institute of Pathology Schweinfurt, Germany 9Dresden, - - 2014
Pathologic anatomic practice is an essential part of medical practice even in low-income countries. It is an extraordinarily helpful tool in finding therapeutic decisions, monitoring therapeutic processes and in academic teaching students and residents in understanding aetiology and morphology of infectious and neoplastic diseases. However, all countries worldwide are suffering ...
Levy Ra R Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Centro de Imunoterapia de Ipanema - CITIPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - - 2014
Adherence to treatment is fundamental for its success. It comprises compliance combined with persistency and should be constantly reassessed. This is true in all medical situations. In antiphospholipid syndrome (or Hughes' syndrome), in addition to taking the medication at the planned time so that its effect on blood can be ...
Maldonado Nelson J NJ Division of Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2014
Acute ischemic stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. Stroke is a medical emergency. The development of stroke systems of care has changed the way practitioners view and treat this devastating disease. Ample evidence has shown that patients presenting ...
Kidd A C AC Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries, - - 2014
The current demographical trend towards an increasingly elderly population combined with advances in end of life care calls for a deeper understanding and common terminology about the concept of futility and additional influences on the resuscitation decision-making process. Such improved understanding of medical futility and other contributing factors when making ...
Miller Craig S CS Dr. Miller is a professor of oral medicine, Department of Oral Health Practice, Center for Oral Health Research, Oral Medicine Section, MN 324, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky, 800 Rose St., Lexington, Ky. 40536-0297, e-mail cmiller@uky.edu. Address correspondence to Dr. - - 2014
The authors conducted medical laboratory screenings in a dental setting to determine the relationships between the laboratory test results and self-reported medical health findings. The authors collected serum, urine and medical histories from 171 patients (116 [68 percent] women; mean age, 43.4 years) who arrived for dental treatment as a ...
Tangjitgamol Siriwan S Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and types of medical morbidities in Thai endometrial cancer (EMC) patients and their impact on treatment outcomes. The EMC patients treated in the institution from 1995 to 2012 and with available medical history were identified. Data collected were age; medical ...
Kozakowski Stanley M SM Medical Education Division, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, - - 2014
This is the 33rd annual report prepared by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) that reports retrospectively the percentage of graduates from US MD and DO-granting medical schools who entered an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited family medicine residency program and covers the period between July 2013 ...
Robinson Sandy W SW Avalere Health, LLC, 1350 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20036, USA. - - 2014
Patients with rare diseases often face significant health care access challenges, particularly since the number of available treatment options for rare diseases is limited. The implementation of health insurance exchanges promises improved access to health care. However, when purchasing a plan, patients with rare diseases need to consider multiple factors, ...
Ryan John G JG Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. Electronic address: - - 2014
The extent to which reducing cost-related barriers affects diabetes outcomes and medication adherence among uninsured patients is not known. The purpose of these analyses was to understand the clinical impact and cost considerations of a prescription assistance program targeting low-income, minority patients with diabetes and at high risk for cost-related ...
Taylor Simone S PharmD, GC CRM, Senior Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine and Research, Pharmacy Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, - - 2014
Clinical handover and obtaining best possible medication histories (BPMH) at transition points in care are key patient safety pri-orities. This study aimed to determine the accuracy of medication histories documented on general practitioner (GP) referral letters for patients referred to emergency departments. This was a multicentre prospective observational study in ...
Ogunmola Olarinde J OJ Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State, - - 2014
To determine the pattern and outcome of medical admissions as well as the basic demographic characteristics in medical wards of a tertiary health center located in a rural area. Materials and Methods : A retrospective analysis of medical wards admissions of the Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, ...
Edwards Samuel T ST Samuel T. Edwards (ste007@mail.harvard.edu) is a fellow at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, - - 2014
Patient-centered medical home initiatives are central to many efforts to reform the US health care delivery system. To better understand the extent and nature of these initiatives, in 2013 we performed a nationwide cross-sectional survey of initiatives that included payment reform incentives in their models, and we compared the results ...
Lapinski Jessica J From the A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri (Student Doctor Lapinski and Dr Sexton). Ms Baker was a psychology student at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and served as a research assistant during this study - - 2014
Limited research exists on the health issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, as viewed in the context of osteopathic medical education. A full understanding of current medical students' acceptance of, attitudes toward, and knowledge of these issues could lead to the development and incorporation of curricula ...
Stahl Stephen M - - 2014
Violence is a major management issue for forensic mental health systems. Violence can be approached as a medical syndrome and deconstructed into psychotic, impulsive, and predatory subtypes, which are hypothetically mapped onto corresponding malfunctioning brain circuits. Rational management of violence balances treatment with security, while targeting each subtype of violence ...
Larriviere Daniel G - - 2014
The number of states legalizing medical marijuana is increasing. Medical marijuana is possibly effective therapy for HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. Despite legalization at the state level, however, the current and contradictory federal drug enforcement policy creates the risk that physicians who recommend medical marijuana to their patients will lose their ability ...
Blayney Sarah S Geriatric Medicine, Southport & Ormskirk District General Hospital, Southport, UK - - 2014
Life as a medical registrar presents many challenges and concern is growing that a downwards trend in recruitment to General Medicine is the direct result of a perception by junior doctors that the role of the medical registrar is excessively demanding and results in poor work-life balance. A solution-focused approach ...
Wagner Louis K LK Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas - Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin St., MSB 2.130B, Houston, TX, 77030, USA, - - 2014
Diagnostic radiology has an image problem. In its effort to develop a better understanding of benefit-risk in medical radiology, data on potential risks associated with medical imaging have been welcomed into the medical community. As such, risk perspectives and mantras from the occupational health profession have been adopted and applied ...
Kish-Doto Julia J a RTI International , Rockville , Maryland , - - 2014
This study investigated respondent preferences on how best to display patient medication information (PMI) that accompanies prescription medications to promote comprehension and appropriate usage. The authors identified 30 individuals diagnosed with select immune disorders, 30 with other chronic diseases, and 30 from the general public and had them review one ...
Kim Hak-Sun HS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gangnam Severance Spine Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Until now because there are many published journals with a variety of opinions so I will stratify these articles by giving weighted value on grade evaluation which depend on each institution (written author and co-authors) and external evaluate status (SCI, SCIE, impact factor) rather than the outcomes provided by each ...
Sandholzer Maximilian M Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Leipzig, Härtelstraße 16-18, 04107, Leipzig, Germany, - - 2014
Undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in general practice is complex as a wide medical spectrum needs to be covered. Modern guidelines demand students to be able to recall immense amounts of information relating to the diagnosis and management of clinical problems. With the intent of making a medical textbook digitally ...
Charan J J Department of Pharmacology, GMERS Medical College, Patan, Gujarat, - - 2014
Biased negative studies not only reflect poor research effort but also have an impact on 'patient care' as they prevent further research with similar objectives, leading to potential research areas remaining unexplored. Hence, published 'negative studies' should be methodologically strong. All parameters that may help a reader to judge validity ...
Pruthi Sonal S Junior Resident, Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi 110095 - - 2014
Physicians have tried to understand whether crying for a patient is a raw emotion that demonstrates their lack of control over themselves and the situation, or whether it is a sign of humanity and concern for one's fellow beings. Studies on medical students and doctors'narrations of times when they have ...
Vyshka Gentian G Biomedical and Experimental Departmen, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tirana - - 2014
Informed consent has become a part of medical practice in Albania only recently, during a time when there has been a substantial increase in claims of malpractice. Its original aim was to provide patients with information to help them make decisions on particular health interventions. We describe the case of ...
Pandya Sunil K SK Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Dr G V Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400 026 - - 2014
As in Albania, so in India, the use of written consent in medical practice is of relatively recent origin. Before the advent of European medical education in India, I am not aware of any written consent obtained by medical doctors before performing invasive procedures on their patients. In this respect, ...
Zhang Zhongheng Z Department of Critical Care Medicine, Jinhua Municipal Central Hospital, Jinhua Hospital of Zhejiang University, Jinhua 321000, - - 2014
Big data has long been found its way into clinical practice since the advent of information technology era. Medical records and follow-up data can be more efficiently stored and extracted with information technology. Immediately after admission a patient immediately produces a large amount of data including laboratory findings, medications, fluid ...
Ogunmola Olarinde Jeffrey OJ Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiac Care Centre, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti, - - 2014
Low and middle-income countries like Nigeria face many challenges in emergency medical care owing to poor treatment facilities and inadequately trained personnel. Most Nigerians live in rural areas. The disease and death burdens in accident and emergency departments in this setting have not been closely studied. To determine the basic ...
de Beaumont Olivier - - 2014
Interview by Jonathan Wilkinson (Managing Commissioning Editor, Future Science Group). Olivier de Beaumont became Doctor of Medicine at the University of Paris Descartes in 1993. In the same year, he also took a Master of Health Economics degree at Paris Dauphine University. He is also a Master of Business Administration, ESCP ...
Williams Allison A Peninsula Campus School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University Health Sciences, Frankston, Vic., - - 2014
To examine the perceptions of a group of culturally and linguistically diverse participants with the comorbidities of diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease to determine factors that influence their medication self-efficacy through the use of motivational interviewing. These comorbidities are a global public health problem and their self-management is ...
Olley Jacqueline J School of Psychology (A19), The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, - - 2014
Studies on Parkinson's disease patients on dopaminergic medication report elevated rates of problem gambling. Results suggest changes in gambling behaviour are associated with the commencement and termination of dopaminergic medication implying a direct causal relationship. However, previous reports have not controlled for possible factors independent of dopamine medication contributing to ...
Chen Chien-Min CM , Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, 613 Puzih, Taiwan. - - 2014
Objective: To investigate the predictors of total medical costs for first-ever ischaemic stroke patients transferred to the rehabilitation ward from the acute ward. Patients: A total of 311 first-ever ischaemic stroke patients (mean age 68.9 (standard deviation (SD) 12.2) years). Methods: Data, including common complications and medical events, from July ...
Leguelinel-Blache Géraldine G Department of Pharmacy, Nîmes University Hospital, Nîmes, France; Laboratory of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Health Economics, EA2415, University Institute of Clinical Research, Montpellier University, Montpellier, - - 2014
Many activities contribute to reduce drug-related problems. Among them, the medication reconciliation (MR) is used to compare the best possible medication history (BPMH) and the current admission medication order (AMO) to identify and solve unintended medication discrepancies (UMD). This study aims to assess the impact of the implementation of admission ...
Saeedi Osamah J OJ *Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Maryland ‡Department of Ophthalmology and International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD †Eyes of York, York, - - 2014
To determine how receptive patients are to the use of e-mail and text message reminders for appointments and medications. We conducted a consecutive cross-sectional survey of eligible patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension at a private glaucoma subspecialty practice with 3 locations from February 2011 to January 2012. Main outcome ...
Enghelberg Moises M Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - New York, Harlem, NY, USA, - - 2014
Beyond the techniques and instruments it employs, medicine has an intrinsic value that enables it to be interpretative, dramatic, and above all, real. In this essay, the aesthetic that emerges through the medical examination is thoroughly discussed. The piece deconstructs the qualities of the medical examination in a manner that ...
Mountifield Réme R Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia, Australia; Flinders University of South Australia, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Non-adherence by dose omission is common and deleterious to outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), but covert dose reduction (CDR) remains unexplored. To determine frequency and attitudinal predictors of overall medication non-adherence and of covert dose reduction as separate entities. A cross sectional questionnaire was undertaken involving IBD patients in ...
Jones Ryan T RT 1College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; 2College of Pharmacy, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI; 3College of Pharmacy, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI; and 4Department of Internal Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, - - 2014
Cutaneous reactions secondary to medications are rare but can be serious events resulting in morbidity and mortality and can be caused by anticonvulsant medications. Levetiracetam has been considered relatively safe compared with other antiepileptics with regard to skin eruptions. We report a case of a cutaneous reaction secondary to levetiracetam. ...
Jin Hong - - 2014
Few studies have evaluated age-related predictors associated with the underuse of medications in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The objective of this study was to identify age-related differences in the factors associated with the underuse of recommended medications in patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). From August 2009 ...
Checchi Kyle D KD Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Medication nonadherence, which has been estimated to affect 28% to 31% of US patients with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, may be improved by electronic medication packaging (EMP) devices (adherence-monitoring devices incorporated into the packaging of a prescription medication). To investigate whether EMP devices are associated with improved adherence and to ...
Ingebrigtsen Truls S TS Department of Respiratory Medicine, Odense University Hospital, and Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000, Odense C, Denmark, - - 2014
We tested the hypothesis that use of and adherence to maintenance medication is low among in-dividuals in the general population who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) , even in cases of severe and very severe COPD. We identified 5,812 individuals with COPD from the Copenhagen General Population Study, and ...
Ranola Primi-Ashley PA Medical Humanities & Bioethics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2014
'Calling' a code can be an ambiguous undertaking. Despite guidelines and the medical literature outlining when it is acceptable to stop resuscitation, code cessation and deciding what not to do during a code, in practice, is an art form. Familiarity with classic evidence suggesting most codes are unsuccessful may influence ...
Strowd Roy E RE 3rd From the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. - - 2014
The electronic medical record (EMR) is changing the landscape of medical practice in the modern age. Increasing emphasis on quality metric reporting, data-driven documentation, and timely coding and billing are pressuring institutions across the country to adopt the latest EMR technology. The impact of these systems on the patient-physician relationship ...
Natt Bhupinder B Department of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, - - 2014
: The important contribution of the history and physical in making a correct medical diagnosis has been known for centuries. Despite this, these skills are being undermined by technology that many physicians mistakenly believe to be the new gold standard. The authors report 2 cases in which the history and ...
Thomson Kyle E KE Bioengineering Dept, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, - - 2014
Nonadherence to a physician-prescribed therapeutic intervention is a costly, dangerous, and sometimes fatal concern in healthcare. To date, the study of nonadherence has been constrained to clinical studies. The novel approach described herein allows for the preclinical study of nonadherence in etiologically relevant disease animal model systems. The method herein ...
Lau Karen Chi-Kwan KC Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong - - 2014
Non-adherence to medication is a common and significant challenge to successful treatment of psychosis. Knowledge of prescribed antipsychotic medication may influence psychosis patients' willingness to adhere to prescriptions. This study aimed to assess knowledge of psychosis patients on their prescribed antipsychotic medication with regard to drug name, type, dosage, purpose, ...
Plioplys Sigita S Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, - - 2014
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in youth are symptoms of a difficult to diagnose and treat conversion disorder. PNES is associated with high medical and psychiatric morbidity, but specific PNES risk factors in the pediatric population are not known. We examined if youth with PNES have a distinct biopsychosocial risk factor ...
Dilokthornsakul Piyameth - - 2014
Medication oversupply is an important problem in the healthcare systems. It causes unnecessary avoidable healthcare costs. Although some studies have determined the magnitude and financial loss due to medication oversupply in western countries, they may not be applicable to Asia-pacific countries. This study aims to determine the prevalence, financial loss, ...
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In this century, medical imaging is at the heart of medical practice. Besides providing fast and accurate diagnosis, advances in radiology equipment offer new and previously non-existing options for treatment guidance with quite low morbidity, resulting in the improvement of health outcomes and quality of life for the patients. Although ...
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