A systematic review of effectiveness of interventions applicable to radiotherapy that are administered to improve patient comfort, increase patient compliance, and reduce patient distress or anxiety

The objectives of this review were to; 1) identify comfort interventions used for clinical procedures that involve sustained inactivity similar to radiotherapy; 2) define characteristics of comfort interventions for future practice; and 3) determine the effectiveness of identified comfort int erventions.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research

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ConclusionsOur COVID-19 detection model minimizes manual interaction dependent on radiologists as it automates identification of structural abnormalities in patient ’s CXRs, and our deep learning model is likely to detect true positives and true negatives and weed out false positive and false negatives with> 96.3% accuracy.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Fast, comprehensive and accessible testing, and the ongoing, ample supply of protective kit are among measures that must be in place for the NHS to be opened up safely as the UK begins to ease the lockdown, say health unions today (Friday). The 16 unions – including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Unite and GMB – have drawn up a nine-point blueprint, which also calls for staff to be paid properly for every hour worked. The unions want to ensure that – as out-patient clinics and operations resume – the NHS continues to opera...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: News Press release blueprint Covid-19 NHS PPE Source Type: news
We present a study design and rationale to explore the effectiveness and neural mechanism of acupoint catgut embedding for perimenopausal PD. There are still several factors restrict our research such as no unified standard of diagnostic criteria and curative effect evaluation. Trial registration: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, ChiCTR-INR-16009724, registered in November 2016.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
We would like to commend Ahlander et  al. on their paper examining claustrophobia in relation to scanner design.1 Claustrophobia and anxiety in MRI is a problem for many patients, with some being unable to progress with their health care pathways as a result. Their research will certainly raise awareness not only of problems experienc ed but also of possible solutions.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Music interventions have been recognized as a method to reduce pain during medical procedures, but within medical imaging the subject has received little attention. Endorectal ultrasonography examination is in some patients associated with anxiety and pain, and since in Denmark pain relief is usually not administered by the Department of Radiology, it is important to find effective alternative methods to help patients manage their pain during imaging procedures. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of music on self-reported pain during endorectal examination of rectal cancer patients.
Source: Radiography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Anxiety, pain-related cognitions, and psychological resources predict symptoms in knee osteoarthritis in the long term. PMID: 31965830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
AbstractPsoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis with distinct phenotypic subtypes. Enthesitis is assigned as a hallmark of the disease, given its significant relations to disease activity and quality of life. Our objective is to evaluate the prevalence of enthesitis and its association with some clinical parameters, particularly quality of life, using data from a national registry. Patients with PsA meeting ClASsification criteria for Psoriatic Arthritis (CASPAR) were enrolled by means of a multi-centre Turkish League Against Rheumatism (TLAR) Network Project. The following information was recorded in web-ba...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Virtual reality technology enables student radiographers in Australia to simulate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D VR models improve kidney-sparing surgery outcomes Virtual reality relieves kids' anxiety over chest x-ray Virtual reality engages patients more than CT, booklets 4 practical applications of VR, AR in radiology VR, AR elevate radiologists' value in future of medicine
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
This study aimed to investigate how participation in sporting activity affects patient-reported outcome (PRO), including Neck Disability Index (NDI), in males and females. Overview of Literature: Previously, our study reported that factors with a negative influence on the NDI in females were a lack of sporting activities. However, it was still unclear why it affected poor scores of NDI. Methods: The subjects were 473 volunteers. They were divided into two groups (activity and non-activity) according to participation or non-participation in sporting activities using a self-filled questionnaire. The evaluation items ...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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