The perspective of the person in healthcare: Listening to and engaging persons in healthcare
The present issue of Patient Education and Counseling is a Special Issue with selected papers from the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare arranged by EACH – International Association for Communication in Healthcare in Heidelberg, Germany, September 7-10, 2016. An overarching theme of many of the papers is the importance of taking the perspective of the person in healthcare, not only treating bodies and diseases. We should learn to better address uni que people, situations, and challenges and observe the key relevance of considering patients, learners, and health situations, in particular complex situations, as unique entities.
The objective of present paper was to review the therapeutic options for metabolic syndrome and its components, the available evidence related to their cardiovascular benefits, and to evaluate the extent to which they should influence the guidelines for clinical practice. Areas covered: A Medline literature search was performed to identify clinical trials and meta-analyses related to the therapy of dyslipidemia, arterial hypertension, glucose metabolism and obesity published in the past decade. Expert commentary: Our recommendation for first-line pharmacological are statins for dyslipidemia, renin-angiotensin-aldosteron sy...
Authors: Antoniu SA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Bronchiectasis not related to cystic fibrosis (non-CF bronchiectasis) are associated with a high unmet therapeutic need due to the lack of specifically authorized medications, especially via the inhalation route. In non-CF bronchiectasis chronic infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is common and favored by the persistent local inflammation and viscid sputum production. Therefore inhaled antibiotics, mucolytics or anti-inflammatory agents could represent appropriate therapeutic interventions in this setting Areas covered: This review herein discusses the inhaled therapies ...
We present the concept of a service-oriented medical device architecture (SOMDA) as well as an introduction to the technical specification implementing the SOMDA paradigm, currently being standardized within the IEEE 11073 service-oriented device connectivity (SDC) series. In addition, the Session concept is introduced as a key enabler for safe device interconnection in highly dynamic ensembles of networked medical devices; and finally, some security aspects of a SOMDA are discussed. PMID: 29346114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Strategy-based PM training in older adults targeting the maintenance of the PM intention in the intention-retention phase may be more effective in enhancing PM accuracy in terms of PM cue detection than the strategy targeting the encoding of the PM intention in the intention-formation phase. This suggests that for successful prospective remembering, older adults may need more support to keep the PM cues active in memory while working on the ongoing task than to initially encode the PM intention.Gerontology
Conclusion: In memory clinic patients with vascular brain injury, DTI of strategic white matter tracts has a significant added value in explaining variance in cognitive functioning.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2017;44:268 –282
A full-thickness biopsy of the bowel wall is required to evaluate the enteric nervous system. A patient with aggravating gastrointestinal symptoms underwent a laparoscopic full-thickness biopsy of the ileum and, 1 year later, an endoscopic full-thickness biopsy of the sigmoid colon. Both samples showed enteric neuropathy characterized by vacuolated and enlarged neurons. The length of the myenteric plexus was greater in the endoscopic (23 mm) compared to the laparoscopic (11 mm) biopsy, with fewer tissue artefacts in the laparoscopic approach. Clinical deterioration was paralleled by enteric neuropathy with an increase in t...
In conclusion, CSP should only be adopted for benign cases, as cancerous lesions have a possibility for invading the submucosa, like in our case.Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018;12:27 –31
Conclusions: In HBV-endemic areas, when using the HBV/HCV infection instead of cirrhosis as the precondition of the non-invasive diagnostic criteria for HCC, we should be aware of the potential false positive. Cirrhosis still plays an important role in the non-invasive diagnostic criteria for HCC because of the high specificity.Dig Dis
Conclusions: Our review provides clinical and histopathological features of a primary liposarcoma of the thyroid to enable the identifi cation of this rare tumor entity and assist in the decision-making process regarding therapeutic options and tumor follow-up.Eur Thyroid J