The challenges of emergency oncology alongside its increasing financial burden have led to an interest in developing optimal care models for meeting patients’ needs. Ambulatory care is recognised as a key tenet in ensuring the safety and sustainability of acute care services. Increased access to ambulatory care has successfully reduced ED utilisation and improved clinical outcomes in high‐risk...
Despite developments in the treatment of pain, the availability of new drugs or increased knowledge of pain management, postoperative pain control after different surgeries remains inadequate. We aimed to compare the postoperative analgesic efficacy of tramadol versus tramadol with paracetamol after lumbar discectomy.
Design, Setting, Participants
Sixty patients undergoing lumbar discectomy...
Therapeutic drug switching is commonplace across a broad range of indications and, within a drug class, is often facilitated by the availability of multiple drugs considered equivalent. Such treatment changes are often considered to improve outcomes via better efficacy or fewer side effects, or to be more cost‐effective. Drug switching can be both appropriate and beneficial for several...
To assess sexual life and medication taking behaviours in young Chinese men.
An online survey was conducted across China between January 2017 and April 2017. Among the participants, men aged 19‐40 years were included in the analysis. The respondents filled in the online questionnaire assessing sexual life and medication taking behaviours by themselves, including general information,...
Background and objectives
Despite the growing body of evidence characterising the association between serum potassium levels and adverse clinical outcomes, a contemporary summary of available evidence is currently lacking. The objective of this study, therefore, was to undertake a systematic literature review to identify all relevant evidence assessing risk factors associated with the incidence of...
Although healthy volunteers often serve as controls or primary participants in neuroscience research, they are usually less rigorously screened than patients, which can have far‐reaching implications for interpretation of study results. Although this issue has long been recognised, it is rarely discussed in the research literature. This article examines how the rigorous screening and characterisation...
Osteoarthritis is a common debilitating condition affecting a substantial portion of the population and is an accepted consequence of ageing and overuse. Whilst surgical interventions are a definitive approach, most cases are managed medically with analgesia. Pharmacological therapies have included acetaminophen, non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs and opiates. Although significant controversies...
Chronic paranasal sinusitis (CPS) has been known as a surrogate marker for granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). We investigated whether CPS at diagnosis may have an influence on the classification and outcomes of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA).
We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 106 immunosuppressive drug‐naïve patients with MPA. We compared variables at diagnosis...
Atrial fibrillation ablation increased over the last two decades by its high success rate. However, the trend of inpatient adverse outcomes is limited. The aim of this study to examine the frequency and predictors of acute pericarditis resulting from catheter ablation.
Using the National Inpatient Sample, we identified all patients who underwent AF ablation. Univariate and multivariate...
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly prescribed to elderly people, but the epidemiologic data for this population remains scarce. We compared the elderly population taking DOACs and those not taking DOACs (noDOAC).
We included individuals over 75 years old, affiliated to Mutualité Sociale Agricole of Burgundy (a French regional health insurance agency), who had been...
Aims and Background
Dementia is diagnosed through a combination of clinical assessment, cognitive assessment tools and neuroimaging. The aim of this retrospective, naturalistic study was to explore the association between the clinical assessment tools used in a memory clinic and the findings of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans in patients with dementia.
Data were collected through...
The aetiology of pityriasis alba (PA) remains uncertain, and children are at risk for PA and intestinal parasites.
To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites in PA patients and to evaluate their possible role in PA pathogenesis.
Overall, 180 PA patients and 100 healthy individuals were enrolled. Intestinal parasites were diagnosed by triple coproscopy, and the...
Risk assessment plays a decisive role in the management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The GRACE and the CRUSADE scores are among the most frequently used risk assessment tools. We aimed to compare the performance of the GRACE and CRUSADE risk scores to predict in‐hospital mortality and major bleeding in a contemporary ACS population at a high‐volume academic hospital.
We determined the impact of the 2012 US Preventative Services Task Force recommendation against prostate specific antigen screening on detection rates and biopsy patterns in African American and Caucasian patients.
Materials and Methods
Demographics, PSA, transrectal ultrasonography volume and pathologic data were collected on patients who underwent their first ultrasound‐guided prostate...
Between 2017 and 2018, Greece experienced a measles outbreak, affecting >3000 patients, most of which were unvaccinated. Measles‐associated pneumonia (MAP) is the most common serious compilation of the disease, but very few recent reports regarding its presentation are available.
Materials and Methods
Between January and May 2018, 11 adult patients presented to our department with...
Problems related to poor adherence and inhaler technique (IT) are historically reported in the literature. Most common methods used for adherence and IT assessment are reported to be either inaccurate or subjective. Few electronic monitoring devices (EMDs) that provide an objective measure of both adherence and IT while patients use inhalers at home now exist. Therefore, this study aimed...
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