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Pieretti Lisa J LJ International Hyperhidrosis Society, 2560 Township Road, Suite B, Quakertown, PA 18951, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The excessive sweating of hyperhidrosis creates profound psychosocial, professional, and financial burdens on the individual sufferer; it contributes to impaired self-worth and self-efficacy, decreased satisfaction in all relationships, avoidance of specific careers, and increased expenditures on everything from clothing to medical treatment. Despite morbidity equal to other well-known dermatologic conditions, ...
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 ...
Anderegg Sammuel V SV Sammuel V. Anderegg, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is Pharmacy Manager, Oncology Service Line, Georgia Regents Medical Center, Augusta, GA; at the time of writing, he was Postgraduate Year 2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, The University of Kansas Hospital (UKH), Kansas City, and University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Lawrence. Samaneh T. Wilkinson, Pharm.D., M.S., is Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Clinical Services; and Rick J. Couldry, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP, is Director of Pharmacy, UKH. Dennis W. Grauer, M.S., Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Eric Howser is Decision Support Systems Specialist, UKH. - - 2014
The impact of an innovative medication reconciliation and discharge education program on 30-day readmissions and emergency department (ED) visits was evaluated. An observational pre-post analysis was conducted at an academic medical center to compare rates of hospital readmissions and return to ED visits during three-month periods before and after implementation ...
Johnson Shepard P SP Department of Surgery, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI; Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI; Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, - - 2014
Influential think tanks such as the Institute of Medicine have raised awareness about the implications of medical errors. In response, organizations, medical societies, and hospitals have initiated programs to decrease the incidence and prevent adverse effects of these errors. Surgeons deal with the direct implications of adverse events involving patients. ...
Osorio Snezana Nena SN Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, - - 2014
Unexplained discrepancies between patient reported- and physician-prescribed medication regimens are an important source of potential harm to patients after hospital discharge. However, there are limited data available identifying risk factors associated with discrepancies in medications. Our objective was to describe the epidemiology of unexplained medication discrepancies and identify patient risk ...
Conrado Daniela J DJ Pharmatherapeutics Clinical Pharmacology, Pfizer Inc., Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA, - - 2014
Our objective was to expand our understanding of the predictors of Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression to help design a clinical trial on a novel AD medication. We utilized the Coalition Against Major Diseases AD dataset consisting of control-arm data (both placebo and stable background AD medication) from 15 randomized double-blind ...
Mannucci Pier Mannuccio PM Scientific Direction, IRCCS Foundation Maggiore Hospital Policlinico, Via Francesco Sforza 28, 20122, Milan, Italy, - - 2014
The dramatic demographic changes that are occurring in the third millennium are modifying the mission of generalist professionals such as primary care physicians and internists. Multiple chronic diseases and the related prescription of multiple medications are becoming typical problems and present many challenges. Unfortunately, the available evidence regarding the efficacy ...
Wu Hanjing Emily HE University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, 2800 South MacGregor Way, Houston, TX, 77021, - - 2014
Antipsychotic medication-induced dysphoria is a relatively under-recognized and understudied effect of antipsychotic medication. Although the term is encountered in clinical practice and in the literature, there is no consensus regarding its exact meaning. This article is a narrative review of the literature on antipsychotic medication and dysphoria based on a ...
Deepak P P Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
Transplacental transfer of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors has been shown in mothers receiving therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To examine reports of adverse events of these medications in pregnancy. Individual Safety Reports of adverse events (Jan 2003-June 2012) were accessed from the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event ...
Dudhia Raashika R a Department of Psychology , Stellenbosch University , Matieland , South - - 2014
In an effort to streamline the management of large numbers of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa, adherence clubs were introduced in some districts in the Western Cape since 2008. Adherence clubs are group clinic visits of approximately 30 ART users who receive group adherence counselling and obtain ...
Roggen Inge I 1Department of Emergency Medicine,Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel,Vrije Universiteit - - 2014
On March 4, 2012, an arms dump exploded in a densely populated area in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. At least 250 people were killed, 2,500 wounded, and 13,800 left homeless, of which 5,000 were relocated to a newly constructed internally displaced person (IDP) camp. Aim To describe the medical ...
Hepp Zsolt Z Allergan Inc, Global Health Outcomes Strategy and Research, USA - - 2014
Chronic migraine (CM) is a disabling disorder characterized by ≥15 headache days per month that has been shown to significantly reduce quality of life. Migraine-prevention guidelines recommend preventive medications as the standard of care for patients with frequent migraine. The aim of this study was to assess adherence to 14 ...
Regueiro Miguel D MD 1Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 2Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 3Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 4Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; 5Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania; 6Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; 7Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire; 8Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; 9Gastroenterology Consultants of Connecticut, New Haven, Connecticut; 10Department of Pathology, Division of Anatomic Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 11Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Departments of 12Psychiatry, 13Pediatrics, and 14Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and 15Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
Managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease requires multidisciplinary coordination. Technological advances have enhanced access to care for patients and improved physician interactions. The primary aim of our project was to convene diverse institutions and specialties through a multisite virtual conferencing platform to discuss complex patient management. The case conference is ...
Seabrook Heather J - - 2014
Medical applications (apps) for smart phones and tablet computers are growing in number and are commonly used in healthcare. In this context, there is a need for a diverse community of app users, medical researchers, and app developers to better understand the app landscape. In mid-2012, we undertook an environmental ...
Watts Laura L University of Oxford , UK - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the motivations for and experiences of patients who actively participate in a workshop to teach medical students about chronic disease. Design: Descriptive study using structured telephone or e-mail-based questionnaire exploring the views of 'patient tutors' who participate in a 'living with chronic disease' workshop. Participants: 'Patient ...
Furue M M Department of Dermatology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, - - 2014
Recent studies have shown that adherence to treatment is an important factor for good therapeutic outcome in various chronic disorders such as hypertension and diabetes.(1,2) In dermatology, patient non-adherence to therapy is also very problematic and has been associated with poor therapeutic outcomes in common skin diseases.(3-5) Although there is ...
Reiner Bruce I BI Baltimore VA Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although the potential for adverse clinical outcomes related to medical radiation have been well documented for over a century, several relatively recent trends have increased awareness of radiation safety in medical imaging. These include expanded CT applications and utilization, increased patient attention on radiation carcinogenesis, and a wide array of ...
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Although very rare, if a healthcare professional is convicted of medical manslaughter (gross negligence manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter), they can expect a custodial sentence.
Chandrasekar Pranatharthi P Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, - - 2014
Recent match results from the National Resident Matching Program for the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases show an ongoing decline in the number of fellowship positions filled, and more importantly, in the number of applicants, particularly from the pool of international medical graduates. The main reasons for this declining application rate ...
Tosh Pritish K - - 2014
Background:During disasters supply chain vulnerabilities such as power, transportation and communication may affect the delivery of medications and medical supplies, and hamper the ability to deliver critical care services. Disasters also have the potential to disrupt information technology (IT) in healthcare systems, resulting in interruptions in patient care, particularly critical ...
Schwartz Lauren L Division of Medical Toxicology, NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, USA NYC Poison Control Center, New York, NY, USA - - 2014
Warfarin is a high-risk medication whose safe use may be greatly improved by patient education. This study evaluate evaluated patients' understanding of warfarin instructions, medication management, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) warfarin medication guide content, and patient information recommendations. Interviews conducted at 2 hospital-based outpatient primary care sites with ...
Randall Brad - - 2014
Beyond errors in diagnosis, procedural errors in completing the cause of death statement for the death certificate can usually be placed into a few distinct categories. Physicians often forget, after struggling to deal with a litany of medical problems, that an external event, usually trauma, brought a patient into their ...
Frandsen Rune R Danish Center for Sleep Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Glostrup, - - 2014
Use of medication and polypharmacy is common as the population ages and its disease burden increases. We evaluated the association of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics and combinations of psychotropic drugs with all-cause mortality in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and a matched group without PD. We identified 5861 PD patients and ...
Riaz Irbaz B IB Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2014
The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of revascularization versus medical therapy in patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS). ARAS is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and is associated with several complications, such as renal failure, coronary artery disease, cardiac destabilization, and stroke. Medical ...
Bliwise Donald L DL United States Renal Data System Rehabilitation/Quality of Life Special Studies Center and Department of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study was to determine the association between the usage of four classes of "at-risk" medications (antidepressants, neuroleptics, antihistamines, and antiemetics with dopamine blockade) and restless legs syndrome (RLS) in dialysis patients within the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). This was a case-control design within a ...
Açıkgöz Sadık Kadri SK Cardiology Clinic, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Herbal drug use for cardiovascular disease is frequent and growing rapidly. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of herbal medicine use on medication adherence of cardiology patients. All patients admitted to the outpatient cardiology clinics, who had been prescribed at least one cardiovascular drug before, were ...
Burin Achas K AK 55 Kilravock Street, London W10 4HY, UK - - 2014
It is usually accepted by ethicists that birth does not alter moral status. Rather, it is thought that the rule according full legal rights at birth is pragmatic. Pragmatic reasoning is vulnerable to competing practical concerns and stronger moral principles. This 'bright line' has therefore been criticised both by those ...
Yin Jinjin J Center for Drug Research and Development, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510282, P.R. - - 2014
Hugan Qingzhi tablet (HQT), a lipid- lowering traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been used for the prevention and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD). This study was realized to evaluate the effects of HQT-medicated serum on hepatic steatosis using in vitro experiments with cells and explore the relevant mechanisms with ...
Lillis Steven S Medical Council of New Zealand, Level 6, 80 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand. - - 2014
To determine the frequency and nature of clinical difficulties faced in the first year of supervised clinical practice by international medical graduates (IMGs) who have successfully passed NZREX Clinical in order to be able to practise in New Zealand. All doctors who successfully passed NZREX Clinical and who registered with ...
Storf Holger H Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI), Mainz University Medical Center, Obere Zahlbacher Str. 69, 55131 Mainz, - - 2014
In Germany, many highly specialized facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases exist. However it is quite difficult for patients to find the required specialists because of the fact that information on the internet is scattered and of variable quality. The German Federal Ministry of Health initiated several ...
Minarro-Giménez José Antonio JA Section for Medical Expert and Knowledge-Based Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, - - 2014
With the rapidly growing amount of biomedical literature it becomes increasingly difficult to find relevant information quickly and reliably. In this study we applied the word2vec deep learning toolkit to medical corpora to test its potential for improving the accessibility of medical knowledge. We evaluated the efficiency of word2vec in ...
Crişan-Vida Mihaela M University Politehnica Timişoara, Romania/Department of Automation and Applied - - 2014
It is important for the patient to have access to personal medical information in order to manage information for increased quality of medical care and life. The paper presents a module added to an Obstetrics-Gynaecology Department information system (OGD IS) supporting patient empowerment. The patient is accessing the system easily ...
Lanzola Giordano G Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Univeristy of - - 2014
We illustrate G-quest, a platform originally meant to deliver questionnaires on mobile devices that supports the accomplishment of studies involving outpatients. However the constructs made available by the platform proved to be useful also for distributing learning material and checklists, after a paradigm shift in their application was adopted. Thus, ...
Sedki K K LIMICS (INSERM UMRS 1142), Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 93017 Bobigny, France UPMC Université Paris 6, Sorbonne Universités, - - 2014
Medical decision making, such as choosing which drugs to prescribe, requires to consider mandatory constraints, e.g. absolute contraindications, but also preferences that may not be satisfiable, e.g. guideline recommendations or patient preferences. The major problem is that these preferences are complex, numerous and come from various sources. The considered criteria ...
Clarke John R JR Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority , Harrisburg, PA - - 2013
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority receives over 235,000 reports of medical error per year. Near miss and serious event reports of common and interesting problems are analysed to identify best practices for preventing harmful errors. Dissemination of this evidence-based information in the peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory and presentations to ...
Zhu Congcong - - 2013
Synthetic biodegradable elastomers are an emerging class of materials that play a critical role in supporting innovations in bioabsorbable medical implants. This work describes the synthesis and characterization of poly(glycerol-co-sebacate)-cinnamate (PGS-CinA), a biodegradable elastomer based on hyperbranched polyesters derivatized with pendant cinnamate groups. PGS-CinA can be prepared via photodimerization in ...
Reddy Narendra - - 2013
Silk has been considered biocompatible and used for medical applications for centuries. However, most of the silk currently used is produced by the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori. Recently, it has been demonstrated that silk produced by saturniidae insects such as Antheraea mylitta, Phylisomia ricini, and Antheraea pernyi had unique properties ...
Herbert Danielle - - 2012
What is the self-reported use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and ovulation induction (OI) in comparison with insurance claims by Australian women aged 28-36 years? The self-reported use of IVF is quite likely to be valid; however, the use of OI is less well reported. Population-based research often relies on ...
Nagata Takashi - - 2012
The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011. In the first 10 days after the event, information about radiation risks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was unavailable, and the disaster response, including deployment of disaster teams, was delayed. Beginning on March 17, 2011, the Japan Medical Association ...
Kida Tetsuo - - 2012
DIS has not yet been implemented in Japan as of 2011. Therefore, even if risk was negligible, medical institutions have to entrust radioactive temporal waste disposal to Japan Radio Isotopes Association (JRIA) in the current situation. To decide whether DIS should be implemented in Japan or not, cost-saving effect of ...
Battista Jerry J - - 2012
The January 2010 articles in The New York Times generated intense focus on patient safety in radiation treatment, with physics staffing identified frequently as a critical factor for consistent quality assurance. The purpose of this work is to review our experience with medical physics staffing, and to propose a transparent ...
Lin Elizabeth H B - - 2012
Medication nonadherence, inconsistent patient self-monitoring, and inadequate treatment adjustment exacerbate poor disease control. In a collaborative, team-based, care management program for complex patients (TEAMcare), we assessed patient and physician behaviors (medication adherence, self-monitoring, and treatment adjustment) in achieving better outcomes for diabetes, coronary heart disease, and depression. A randomized controlled ...
Kapp Suzanne - - 2012
A study conducted in an Australian home nursing service sought to ascertain whether the provision of funding for compression bandaging and medical footwear would impact on compression therapy use, wound healing and quality of life (QoL) among people with venous leg ulcers. Clients (n = 120) were randomly allocated to ...
Van Vleet Lee M - - 2011
Abstract Introduction. Without bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), cardiac arrest survival decreases 7%-10% for every minute of delay until defibrillation. Dispatcher-assisted CPR (D-CPR) has been shown to increase the rates of bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival. Other reports suggest that the most critical component of bystander CPR is chest compressions ...
Chaturvedi Arvind K - - 2011
  Prevalence of drugs in fatally injured obese pilots involved in aviation accidents has not been evaluated. Therefore, toxicological findings in such pilots (body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2) ) were examined in a data set derived from the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute's (CAMI's) Scientific Information System for 1990-2005. Aeromedical histories of ...
Bizzini Mario - - 2011
BackgroundSeveral proposals for preparticipation screening to detect risk factors for sudden cardiac death in sports have been published, but referees have been neglected in this respect.MethodsA standardised precompetition medical assessment (comprising a general physical, orthopaedic and cardiac examination and blood analysis) was performed in all 90 referees and assistant referees ...
Ahearn David - - 2011
Background:  In the UK all postgraduate trainees complete an annual online quality assurance survey. If the response rate is poor, then this has significant implications for the validity and usefulness of the data collected. In this article we address the issue of survey response rates, with particular reference to quality ...
Hebert Kathy - - 2011
Caring for heart failure patients with a low socioeconomic status presents a unique set of challenges for health care providers. Heart failure disease management programs can integrate the use of teaching DVDs to overcome deficiencies in health literacy and take advantage of the Wal-Mart/Target $4 dollar medication program to provide ...
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