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Huan Ma, Yu Wang, YunLian Xue, Daozheng Huang, Yongjie Kong, Xujie Zhao, Minzhou Zhang
A large proportion of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) suffer from depression or anxiety symptoms and this is associated with increased mortality [1]. This double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial (ChiCTR-IPR-17010940) aimed to explore whether Xinkeshu tablets can reduce anxiety or depressive symptoms in CAD patients and how this is related to the concentration of plasma cytokines. Sixty patients with CAD anda Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-a/HADS-d) score of ≥8 were treated with Xinkeshu tablets or placebo for 12 weeks following percutaneous revascularization...
February 19, 2019: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy
S Alkan, M Sungur
INTRODUCTION: Benign prostate hyperplasia is one of the most common disease in elderly men. The patients usually present lower urinary tract symptoms including frequency, urgency, nocturia and interittancy. The prostate symptom scores are usually used for daily urology practice. We aimed to compare the International Prostate Symptom Score and Visual Prostate Symptom Score in Turkish patients. METHOD: s. The study protocol was conducted from from February to August 2017...
December 2018: Urologii︠a︡
Tamás Deli, Mónika Orosz, Attila Jakab
Rapid advance in oncology leads to increasing survival of oncologic patients. More and more of them live long enough to reach either the natural age of menopause or, as a side effect of their oncotherapy, experience the cessation of gonadal function, leading to premature ovarian insufficiency, with disturbing vasomotor symtoms and long-term negative cardiovascular and skeletal effects. Thus, an ever increasing number of cancer survivors search endocrinologic help in the form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)...
January 8, 2019: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
David Carrera, Montse Gorchs, Marisol Querol, Sònia Abilleira, Marc Ribó, Mònica Millán, Anna Ramos, Pedro Cardona, Xabier Urra, Ana Rodríguez-Campello, Luis Prats-Sánchez, Francisco Purroy, Joaquín Serena, David Cánovas, Josep Zaragoza-Brunet, Jerzy A Krupinski, Xavier Ustrell, Júlia Saura, Sonia García, Maria Àngela Mora, Xavier Jiménez, Antoni Dávalos, Natalia Pérez de la Ossa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim was to revalidate the RACE scale, a prehospital tool that aims to identify patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO), after its region-wide implementation in Catalonia, and to analyze geographical differences in access to endovascular treatment (EVT). METHODS: We used data from the prospective CICAT registry (Stroke Code Catalan registry) that includes all stroke code activations. The RACE score evaluated by emergency medical services, time metrics, final diagnosis, presence of LVO, and type of revascularization treatment were registered...
December 22, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
M Zhang, Y F Long, L M Guo, S L Wu, L Fang, F Yang, H Li, Q Huang, L M Sun
Objective: To understand the epidemiologic characteristics of outbreaks, caused by norovirus-GⅡ.2、GⅡ.17 and GⅡ.4/Sydney in Guangdong Province from 2013 to 2017 and to provide scientific evidence for epidemic prevention and control. Methods: Incidence data of norovirus outbreaks in Guangdong from January 1(st) 2013 to November 30(th) 2017 were collected from Public Health Emergency Management Information System. RT-PCR was performed for every case of each outbreak to detect norovirus nucleic acid and gene sequencing was conducted to identify the genotype of norovirus...
September 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
X Y Yang, J Liu, M L Li, P Li, X Wang, Q Zeng
Objective: To investigate the influence of depression symtoms and related occupational stress on workers in chip manufacturing industry. Methods: By using cluster sampling method, 2 251workers in electronic manufacturing industry were selected as study subjects in July-December 2016. The simple Occupational Stress Questionnnaire and The Chinese version of Effort-reword imbalance questionnaire (ERI) Questionnnaire were used to investigate and evaluate their job demand-control-support questionnaire (JDC) and ERI Occupational stress stiuation respctively...
June 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Myeong Hun Lee, Yunna Kim, Seung-Hun Cho
Objective: Neurasthenia is a disease which consists of increased fatigue or bodily weakness and exhaustion plus pantalgia, dizziness, headache and other symtoms relevant to autonomic nerve dysfunction. There are plenty of studies investigating the history of diagnostic criteria of neurasthenia, which is influenced by diverse cultural(or social) environment. The obejective of this study is to provide review of the previous studys on the changes of neurasthenia diagnoses in the context of local area to find meanings of these transition and improve health care for psychiatric patient...
December 2017: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
Holger S Willenberg, Sophie E Kupfer
The characterization of adrenal tumors may become difficult for different reasons. Medical imaging is insufficient to establish a diagnosis, clinical symtoms may vary and medication interfers with lab analysis. Furthermore, hormonal measurements gain diagnostic power with endocrine function tests. This article reviews diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the management of patients with adrenal tumors.
August 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Deepti Jain
Background: Leiomyomata causing symptoms have a deleterious effect on the health of women during reproductive age. Mifepristone, a progesterone antagonist was studied for reduction of symptoms in leiomyomata in perimenopausal women. Material and Methods: Mifepristone was adminstered to 7 women aged 47-50 years. Another 3 women less than 47 years were taken up for comparison of benefit of Mifepristone on leiomyomata related symptoms. Mifepristone was given in a stepwise declining dose for a period of 9 months to 1 year ...
April 2018: Journal of Mid-life Health
Rosanna P Breaux, Elizabeth A Harvey
The present study examined the bidirectional relation between family functioning and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms across the preschool years. Participants included 197 (110 boys) 3-year-old children (M = 44.14 months, SD = 3.43; 60% White) with and without behavior problems and their parents who took part in a 3-year longitudinal study. Parenting, parent psychopathology, life stress, and child symptoms were assessed annually from ages 3 to 6. Cross-lagged models provided evidence for both parent and child effects for mothers...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Anh Thi Kim Le, Hanh Thi Duc Tran, Tuan Kim Duong, Chuong Canh Nguyen, Ha Thi Thu Bui
We conducted this study to analyze factors related to reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among female migrant workers (FMWs) in four industrial zones across four regions in Vietnam. A analytical cross-sectional study was implemented with FMWs aged between 18 and 49 year old in four industrial zones in Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh (HCM) city and Binh Duong, Vietnam. Stratified sampling was used to select about 6400 married and unmarried FMWs. Cases were identified through self-reporting of female migrants concerning RTIs symtoms experienced in the 1 year prior to the study...
April 2018: Health Care for Women International
Mehmet Erdogan, Nihat Sayin, Dilbade Yıldız Ekinci, Sadik Bayramoglu
AIM: To report a case of bilateral posterior scleritis associated with giant cell arteritis Case Report: A 62-year-old female patient presented with bilateral progressive vision loss was diagnosed with bilateral posterior scleritis. According to clinical signs and symptoms and laboratory testing, Giant cell arteritis was also diagnosed. Within 8 weeks of the corticosteroid treatment, the serous retinal detachments completely resolved and choroidal thickness decreased in both eyes. Visual acuity increased, and the symtoms related to Giant cell arteritis improved...
2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Jun-Feng Zhen, Lu Zhang, Xin-Xin Cao, Jun Feng, Dao-Bin Zhou, Song-Bai Lin, Jian Li
Objective To investigate the clinical features of unicentric Castleman's disease(UCD)with paraneoplastic pemphigus(PNP)and bronchiolitis obliterans(BO).Method Data of UCD patients with PNP and BO from Peking Union Medical College Hospital were retrospectively analyzed,along with literatures review. Results Totally 23 cases(11 males and 12 females)were enrolled.The median age was 31 years(13-56 years).The most common pathological type was hyaline-vascular variant(91.4%),and most tumors located in abdominopelvic cavity(69...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Ilsemarie Kurzthaler, Georg Kemmler, W Wolfgang Fleischhacker
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a syndrome characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low personal accomplishment. The primary objective of this study was to investigate both the prevalence and severity of burnout symptoms in a sample of clinical physicians from different speciality disciplines. METHODS: A total of 69 clinical physicians ≤55 years who are working at the Medical University/regional Hospital Innsbruck were included into a cross-sectional study...
June 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
X L Tian, S B Wang, S Y Zheng, X Li, K F Xu
Objective: To review the clinical data of cases of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), and to explore the clinical characteristics for the understanding of PCD. Methods: We retrospectively summarized 17 patients with PCD diagnosed in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from Jan 2009 to Dec 2014. There were 7 male and 10 female patients, with the age from 6 to 57 years at the time of diagnosis. The mean onset age of the disease was 11.7±2.1 years, and the mean age at diagnosis was 29.5±3.5 years. We analyzed their clinical symtoms, radiologic images, pulmonary function test and the electron microscopic findings for the clinical characteristics of PCD...
April 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
W J Liu, L G Gong, C M Tan, Q Y Li, Y Z Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
P Y Qin, L P Li, H X Wang, J Liu, X N Wang, L Song, J Zhang, Z C Sun, N N Hu, J Li, S R Li, C L Yin, Y P Wang
Objective: To explore the clinical and scalp video electroencephalographic(EEG) characteristics of insula lobe epilepsy identified by intracranial electrode, and to provide some references for early diagnosis and clinical evaluation in patients with insula lobe epilepsy. Methods: A total of 12 patients diagnosed with insula lobe epilepsy identified by intracranial electrode were included from Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University from January 2013 to December 2015.Their clinical and EEG data were analyzed...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Şefika Elmas Bozdemir, Yasemin Ay Altıntop, Salih Uytun, Humeyra Aslaner, Yasemin Altuner Torun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Brucellosis patients present various non-specific clinical symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, sweating, joint pain, arthritis, myalgia, and headache. Based on the nonspecifity of its clinical signs and symtoms, we decided to evaluate whether mean platelet volume (MPV) , neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) will contribute to the diagnosis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed hospital-records of 60 children with a confirmed diagnosis of brucellosis in Kayseri between January 2013 and January 2016, and compared the hematological parameters; white blood cell (WBC) count, hemoglobin (Hb), neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, platelet count, MPV, NLR, and PLR with 55 healthy age and gender matched children...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Sung Kyun Kim, Yong Bok Kim, Il-Seok Park, Seok Jin Hong, Heejin Kim, Seok Min Hong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Some patients experiencing dizziness also report psychological distress. However, the association between vestibular deficits and psychological symptoms remains controversial. Thus, the aim of this paper is to report the proportion of patients who complained of dizziness who also had high depression and anxiety indices. Also we investigated the severity of their dizziness and the distribution of the diseases underlying this symptom. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We assessed the dizziness and psychological distress of 544 patients experiencing dizziness using the Korean versions of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
December 2016: Journal of Audiology & Otology
Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabadi, Mehdi Farhoudi, Aliakbar Taheraghdam, Mazyar Hashemilar, Daryous Savadi-Osguei, Reza Rikhtegar, Kaveh Mehrvar, Ehsan Sharifipour, Parisa Youhanaee, Reshad Mirnour
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is available at a limited number of centers. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of IVT at Tabriz Imam Reza Hospital. METHODS: In a prospective study, over a 55-month period, any patient at the hospital for whom stroke code had been activated was enrolled in the study. Data on demographic characteristics, stroke risk factors, admission blood pressure, blood tests, findings of brain computed tomography (CT) scans, time of symtom onset, time of arrival to the emergency department, time of stroke code activation, time of CT scan examination, and the time of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator administration were recorded...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
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