Prevalence, Patterns, and Factors Associated with Peripheral Neuropathies among Diabetic Patients at Tertiary Hospital in the Kilimanjaro Region: Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study from North-Eastern Tanzania.

Conclusion: More than half of the patients included in this study were found to have neuropathy, nearly half of whom presented with the severe form. The main risk factors were increasing age, increasing duration of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is underdiagnosed in northern Tanzania where screening for neuropathy is not routinely done. PMID: 31275374 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research

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ConclusionsTFA was determined to be a theranostic agent for chemical ablation of solid tissue. Ablation was both efficacious and imageable in ex vivo healthy tissue, even at low concentrations or with high temporal resolution.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdjustment of the cfPWV value may be necessary for a more accurate distinction between lower and higher risk group of patients for white matter microstructural injury related to arterial stiffness. Targeting the highest risk group for prevention methods may, in turn, help preserve brain health and cognitive functions.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Haijie Li, Lu Yin, Ni He, Peng Han, Yueqiang Zhu, Yue Ma, Aidi Liu, Hong Lu, Zhipeng Gao, Peifang Liu, Yaopan Wu, Zhaoxiang YeAbstractPurposeTo compare the comfort levels of cone beam breast computed tomography (CBBCT) and digital mammography.Materials and MethodsOn 409 patients, CBBCT was performed within 1 week after conventional mammography. Patients evaluated their comfort by using an 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS-11) after completing the two examinations. The lower the score was, the more comfortable the examinat...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Mohammad Hadi Bagheri, Holger Roth, William Kovacs, Jianhua Yao, Faraz Farhadi, Xiaobai Li, Ronald M. SummersPurposeAccurate pancreas segmentation has application in surgical planning, assessment of diabetes, and detection and analysis of pancreatic tumors. Factors that affect pancreas segmentation accuracy have not been previously reported. The purpose of this study is to identify technical and clinical factors that adversely affect the accuracy of pancreas segmentation on CT.Method and MaterialsIn this IRB and HIPAA compliant study, ...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Morikatsu Yoshida, Takeshi Nakaura, Takada Sentaro, Shota Tanoue, Hatsuki Inada, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Naritsugu Sakaino, Kazunori Harada, Yasuyuki YamashitaRationale and ObjectivesTo compare the objective and subjective image qualities between single-energy computed tomography (CT) at 70 kVp and virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) of dual-source dual-energy CT for CT angiography with 180 mgI/kg.Materials and MethodsTotal 63 patients scanned with 180 mgI/kg were randomly divided into two groups: Group A (32 patients) underwent CT angiogr...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The new OBQ11 satisfies the measurement criteria defined by the Rasch model. However, further studies of additional samples are needed to validate its generic properties. Significance: The purpose of the OBQ11 is to measure occupational balance of individuals or groups, and to identify aspects of occupational balance in need of improvement. Our observations suggest that the OBQ11 is a valid and promising complement to other instruments. PMID: 31524026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
This study is a prospective, exploratory, qualitative analysis. Twenty midwives from Grenoble Alpes University Hospital who took care of one of the selected patients participated in this study. Two women had schizophrenia and one bipolar disorder. Interviews realized with a semi-structured guide were fully transcribed, anonymized and thematically analyzed. Topics have been structured according to the number of occurrences to build a thematic tree. RESULTS: Midwives felt insecure and resourceless when the postpartum care was unclear, insufficiently anticipated and in case of a danger for the women or the children. They ...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
In conclusion, BHF may be a potential natural product candidate for the effective treatment of DN.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Conclusions The 13-item DBII scale is appropriately short and possesses satisfactory validity and reliability for both insulin-naive and insulin-treated patients with T2DM. Healthcare providers may use this scale as a checklist to guide clinical discussions related to insulin therapy with both insulin-naive and insulin-treated patients with T2DM across time.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusions: These environment-related barriers may be resolved through changes in the behavior of children, parents, and teachers as well as through the continued efforts of schools, community stakeholders, and policymakers, all of whose cooperation is essential to fostering a healthy food environment for children.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
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