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International Journal of General Medicine

https://read.qxmd.com/read/36726364/erratum-analysis-of-emergency-department-use-by-non-urgent-patients-and-their-visit-characteristics-at-an-academic-center-corrigendum
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2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36726363/attitudes-of-family-medicine-trainees-towards-patient-centeredness-practice
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Amal Alomran, Nada Alyousefi
OBJECTIVE: The interaction between physicians and patients is essential in clinical practice. Patient-centered care (PCC) is becoming popular in healthcare and provides an approach to deliver high-quality healthcare to yield positive clinical outcomes. This study explores family medicine residents' attitudes toward the physician-patient relationship and patient-centered care and the possible influence of demographic characteristics, level of training, school of graduation, and previous training...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36726362/lived-experience-and-perceptions-of-adolescents-on-prevention-causes-and-consequences-of-double-burden-of-malnutrition-in-debre-berhan-city-ethiopia-a-qualitative-study
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Lemma Getacher, Beyene Wondafrash Ademe, Tefera Belachew
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of undernutrition, overweight, and obesity within the same households and populations is recognized as the Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM). A paradigm shift thinking is needed to mitigate its impact. School adolescents are the most vulnerable groups to DBM. However, lived experiences and perceptions on prevention, causes, and consequences of DBM were not well studied. Therefore, this study aims to explore the lived experiences and perceptions of adolescents about the prevention, causes, and consequences of DBM in Ethiopia...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36718147/association-of-hemoglobin-to-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-standard-deviation-rdw-sd-ratio-and-3-month-readmission-in-elderly-chinese-patients-with-heart-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jikai Song, Tianhang Yu, Qiqi Yan, Qinggang Zhang, Lihong Wang
PURPOSE: Hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell distribution width-standard deviation (RDW-SD) have clinical significance in the prognosis of heart failure (HF). Little is known regarding the prognostic value of the Hb/RDW-SD ratio in patients with HF. This study sought to investigate the association between Hb/RDW-SD ratio and HF 3-month readmission in Chinese elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The present study was a retrospective cohort study. A total of 1816 HF patients were extracted from the Chinese HF database...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36718146/correlation-between-total-bilirubin-total-bilirubin-albumin-ratio-with-disease-activity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hui Zhang, Guizhao Yang, Rongqiong Jiang, Dan Feng, Yuqin Li, Yong Chen, Guohua Yuan
PURPOSE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology. Oxidative stress and immune imbalance play a critical role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. Bilirubin has recently been recognized as a potent antioxidant as well as an immunomodulatory agent of physiological importance. The aim of this study was to explore whether increased bilirubin concentrations are correlated with good clinical prognosis of rheumatoid arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we included 197 healthy individuals and 197 RA patients in the Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College from October 2020 to February 2022...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36718145/body-composition-in-outpatient-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-case-control-study
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Lawia Szkoda, Andrzej Szopa, Ilona Kwiecień-Czerwieniec, Andrzej Siwiec, Małgorzata Domagalska-Szopa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify quantitative (BMI z-score and BMI percentile) and qualitative (BC) differences between high functioning outpatient children with CP (GMFCS levels I/II) vs TD children, using BIA. We hypothesized that: 1) BMI z-score and BMI percentile will be lower in children with CP compared with their TD peers; and 2) body components (BC) directly associated with muscle mass (including fat free mass (FFM%) and skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and predicted muscle mass (PMM)) in children with CP will be lower than in their TD peers...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36718144/blood-culture-negative-endocarditis-a-review-of-laboratory-diagnostic-approaches
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Kuan-Pei Lin, Ting-Kuang Yeh, Yu-Chuan Chuang, Li-An Wang, Yun-Ching Fu, Po-Yu Liu
Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal condition, and identifying the pathogen is crucial to optimizing antibiotic treatment. While a blood culture takes time and may yield negative results, it remains the gold standard for diagnosis, blood culture-negative endocarditis, which accounts for up to 20% of infective endocarditis cases, poses a clinical challenge with increasing mortality. To better understand the etiology of blood culture-negative infective endocarditis, we reviewed non-culture-based strategies and compared the results...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36718143/factors-associated-with-liver-fibrosis-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Yu Luo, Cuiyu Wang, Tian Zhang, Xiaoyu He, Jianan Hao, Andong Shen, Hang Zhao, Shuchun Chen, Luping Ren
PURPOSE: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are frequently co-occurring diseases. Liver fibrosis (LF), with increasing incidence, has a prognostic value for NAFLD mortality. Our study aimed to investigate the relevant factors for FL in T2DM individuals with NAFLD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 565 T2DM patients with NAFLD from Hebei General Hospital participated in the study. Patients underwent an abdominal ultrasound, a questionnaire and laboratory tests...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36711430/thrombotic-pathogenesis-and-laboratory-diagnosis-in-cancer-patients-an-update
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David Bolaji Akinbo, Olutayo Ifedayo Ajayi
Cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) is a leading cause of mortality in cancer patients and its incidence varies in different parts of the world. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a prominent manifestation of CAT, and significantly impacts morbidity and survival compared to arterial thrombosis in cancer patients. Several risk factors for developing VTE such as chemotherapy and immobilization have also been found co-existing with cancer patients and contributing to the increased risk of VTE in cancer patients than in non-cancer patients...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36711429/patterns-of-medical-admissions-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-ayder-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-northern-ethiopia-a-prospective-observational-study
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Abraha Hailu, Kibreab Gidey, Mohamedawel Mohamedniguss Ebrahim, Yonas Berhane, Teklay Gebrehawaria, Tesfay Hailemariam, Atakelti Negash, Habtamu Mesele, Tekleab Desta, Haylsh Tsegay, Mulubirhan Assefa Alemayohu, Alemayehu Bayray
BACKGROUND: Previous works show that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise in developing nations, including Ethiopia, in the background of preexisting communicable diseases (CDs). Data on hospital admission in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce, particularly prospectively collected, and hence this study was done to close the gap in acquiring accurate diagnosis usually faced with retrospective data. We aimed to describe medical admission patterns, their outcomes and determinants at Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (ACSH) in Tigray, Ethiopia...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36711428/analysis-of-emergency-department-use-by-non-urgent-patients-and-their-visit-characteristics-at-an-academic-center
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sara Alnasser, Maryam Alharbi, Ahmad AAlibrahim, Ali Aal Ibrahim, Osama Kentab, Wajdan Alassaf, Muna Aljahany
OBJECTIVE: We studied the extent and reasons for non-urgent emergency department (ED) visits in a single university hospital, their predictors, and patient outcomes to propose solutions suitable for Middle Eastern healthcare systems. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of electronic medical records, including all non- and less-urgent ED visits with complete triage records (levels 4 and 5 triage based on the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) over one year...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36711427/the-association-between-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-exposure-to-tobacco-smoking-a-case-control-study-in-qatar
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Bushra Abdallah, Mariah Arif, Maryam Al-Malki, Razan Hourani, Tamader Al-Maadeed, Nidal Khodr, Ghaith Al-Kuwari, Mashael Al-Siddiqi, Tanya Kane, Tawanda Chivese
OBJECTIVE: This research investigated the association between childhood and adulthood tobacco smoking exposure with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in Qatar. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: In this case-control study, CD and UC cases were matched to controls of the same age and sex. The associations between UC and CD and childhood passive smoking and adulthood active smoking were assessed using conditional multivariable logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 89 CD cases, median age of 37 years (IQR 29-47), and 362 UC cases, median age of 35 years (IQR 28-44), and equal numbers of controls were included...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36699343/the-prevalence-of-symptomatic-dry-eye-disease-among-coal-workers-in-huainan-region-of-china
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Cui Qiu, Yan Fang
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence and influencing factors of symptomatic dry eye disease (DED) in Chinese coal workers. METHODS: The prevalence of symptomatic DED in coal workers was investigated by using the questionnaire of Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) and the influencing factors were explored. RESULTS: The prevalence of symptomatic DED was 50.7% in coal workers. Of the influencing factors of symptomatic DED, the level of dust exposure had an odds ratio (OR) of 1...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36699342/improving-the-efficiency-of-medication-reconciliation-in-two-taiwanese-hospitals-by-using-the-taiwan-national-health-insurance-pharmacloud-medication-system
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Pei-Pei Huang, Samantha Yun-Kai Poon, Shao-Hsuan Chang, Chien-Wen Kuo, Ming-Wen Chien, Chien-Chih Chen, Shao-Chin Chiang
PURPOSE: Medication reconciliation (MedRec) is a process to ensure complete and accurate communication of patient medication information throughout care transitions to prevent medication errors. Hospitals in Taiwan have stride to implement a universal protocol for MedRec. To establish a feasible protocol indigenously, the World Health Organization (WHO) protocol was incorporated with the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) PharmaCloud patient medication profile. The efficiency and error detection capability of this modified protocol was evaluated in two hospitals...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36699341/body-self-perception-dietary-self-efficacy-and-body-mass-index-in-young-adults-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Diana Beatriz Ramirez Luque, Neirru L Rocha Huaman, Yaquelin E Calizaya-Milla, Sergio E Calizaya-Milla, Cristian Ramos-Vera, Jacksaint Saintila
BACKGROUND: Body self-perception and dietary self-efficacy may represent an important factor in the prevention of excess body weight. PURPOSE: This study evaluated body self-perception, dietary self-efficacy, and body mass index (BMI) in the Peruvian population. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was administered to 190 men and 210 women. Each participant was shown 9 Stunkard anatomical silhouettes corresponding to BMI values. The results obtained were classified as underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obese...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36691650/clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-covid-19-patients-with-omicron-variant-admitted-in-a-tertiary-care-center-south-india
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Theranirajan Ethirajan, Gopalakrishnan Natarajan, Rajendran Velayudham, Pavithra Jayakumaran, Indumathi Karnan, Karthick Rajendran, Sudhakaran Doraisamy, Sripriya Chenakeswarar Sridhar, Purushoth Kumaran, Kabilan Kamaraj, Anuradha Kandasamy, Murugan Natarajan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Omicron, a variant of SARS COV2, is looming large as a cause of global concern. Its high transmissibility can pose challenges in healthcare allocation in a highly populous country like India. Studying the behaviour of the virus among the Indian population will definitely help in planning for the impending omicron surge, so we conducted a preliminary analysis of the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the suspected omicron cases in the early part of the surge...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36687163/recent-advances-of-circular-rnas-as-biomarkers-for-osteosarcoma
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REVIEW
Hongliang Wu, Sihang Zheng, Qun He, Yan Li
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor in young adult, which is prone to early metastasis and poor prognosis. The current treatment methods need to be improved. Circular RNA is a covalently blocked circular, non-coding RNA that plays an essential role in the occurrence, development, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases. Recently, an increasing number of circRNAs have been identified in osteosarcoma. Understanding its role in osteosarcoma is conducive to the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteosarcoma...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36687162/challenges-and-motivators-to-organ-donation-a-qualitative-exploratory-study-in-gujarat-india
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Deepak Saxena, Poonam Trivedi, Priya Bhavsar, Farjana Memon, Abhi Thaker, Chintan Chaudhary, Sandul Yasobant, Deepika Singhal, Sanjay Zodpey
PURPOSE: Despite the global efforts to improve organ donation, there is a demand-supply gap for organs in India. The only solution to meet this disparity is to improve deceased donor transplants in the country through victims of road accidents. The government has instituted several initiatives to achieve this goal. However, challenges and barriers continue to affect the organ donation process. The present study aims to document the motivating factors and obstacles in the decision of families to donate organs in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and their suggestions to improve the processes involved in organ donation...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36659915/the-burden-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-saudi-arabia-a-single-institution-large-retrospective-study
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Amerah Bin Zuair, Sheikhah Aldossari, Rand Alhumaidi, Maha Alrabiah, Abdulmajeed Alshabanat
PURPOSE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a significant burden for patients and healthcare systems due to multiple factors, including high readmission rates. This study aimed to determine the general characteristics, etiology of admissions, annual admission rate, length of stay, and readmission rate of patients with SCD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study included all adult patients with SCD admitted to the General Internal Medicine (GIM) unit between 2016 and 2021...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
https://read.qxmd.com/read/36659914/evaluation-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-prescribing-among-hospitalized-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abdallah Damin Abukhalil, Ola Ali, Asmaa Saad, Hiba Falana, Ni'meh Al-Shami, Hani A Naseef, Abdullah Rabba
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective agents for managing acid-related disorders. However, inappropriate prescribing of PPIs is becoming an issue of concern. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the appropriate utilization of PPIs in terms of indication, dose, frequency, and route of administration during admission and discharge. Furthermore, direct costs associated with inappropriate PPI use were calculated. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at the internal medicine department of a tertiary hospital in Palestine from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2021...
2023: International Journal of General Medicine
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