Subjective Assessment of Sleep in Huntington Disease: Reliability of Sleep Questionnaires Compared to Polysomnography.
DISCUSSION: All comparisons between scale scores and PSG results showed poor or totally absent concordance between subjective and objective measures. SIGNIFICANCE: The subjective evaluation of sleep in HD patients shows a poor correlation with PSG results. PMID: 29169178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Little is known about mechanisms underlying nocturia in women with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC). The thalamus plays a primary role in the organization of the sleep-wake cycle. Our hypothesis was that nocturia is associated with activation of the thalamus in women with BPS/IC as compared to controls.
Preoperative anxiety has been associated with increased postoperative pain and lower patient satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of listening to music just prior to surgery on preoperative anxiety compared to usual care in patients undergoing reconstructive pelvic surgery.
Anxiety can be measured in various ways. State anxiety is temporary and is sensitive to change. Our study aims to characterize the reasons for anxiety among women presenting for their initial gynecology visit, to measure the change in state anxiety after the visit, and to correlate anxiety improvement with visit satisfaction.
To evaluate the effect of preoperative depression on length of stay and disposition following pelvic reconstructive surgery (PRS).
Identifying the degree of attitudes has a critical effect on the application of hospice and palliative care. However, studies on hospice and palliative care attitudes highlight only statistically significant outcomes and do not propose comprehensive conclusions or generalizations about attitudes. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review to synthesize and appraise articles that analyzed nurses' attitudes regarding palliative care services. After compiling, the finally selected 13 articles indicated that influencing factors on nurses' attitudes were experience in caring for the dying, career or education level, knowledge ...
Physicians taking care of pediatric burn patients should be familiar with the concept of judicious fluid resuscitation and careful use of beta ‐blocker in severe burn with concern of myocardial depression. AbstractCardiac stress is a critical determinant of outcomes associated with severe thermal injury. The cardiovascular response to a catecholamine ‐mediated surge from severe burns passes through two phases. Initial hypovolemia with myocardial depression leads to a low cardiac output, which then progresses to a hyperdynamic‐hypermetabolic phase with increased cardiac output.
Authors: Petrucci AS, LaFrance EM, Cuttler C Abstract Background: Cannabis use is widely perceived to produce an "amotivational syndrome" characterized by reduced desire to work or compete, passivity, and lower achievement orientation. The notion that cannabis diminishes motivation has been perpetuated in popular culture, despite the equivocal results of past research. Moreover, previous literature has largely failed to consider the potentially confounding influences of depression, other substance use, and personality, despite known relationships between these variables and cannabis use.Purpose: The purpo...
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Qiang Ma, Kaiming Su, Zhihui Fu, Pengjun Wang, Haibo Shi
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Alireza Malakoutikhah, Mahlagha Dehghan, Asma Ghonchehpoorc, Peiman Parandeh Afshar, Amin Honarmand
ConclusionsFetuses with structurally normal hearts and sustained SVT can be effectively managed with transplacental drug therapy with minimal risk of intrauterine fetal demise. Treatment requires multiple anti ‐arrhythmic agents in over half of cases. Later gestational age at fetal diagnosis and the presence of depressed fetal ventricular function, but not hydrops, predict postnatal arrhythmia burden.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.