Adolescent Trichomonas vaginalis in a High-burdened Region of the Southern United States
Background We evaluated the clinical management and risk factors for Trichomonas vaginalis–positive adolescents in upstate South Carolina. Methods An Epic electronic medical record report was generated to identify any physician-ordered T. vaginalis test from February 2016 to December 2017 for patients aged 12 to 18 years within the Prisma Health Upstate system. Utilizing a case-control study design of patients with a documented T. vaginalis diagnostic result, we reviewed records of patients with physician-ordered T. vaginalis tests for demographics, clinical disease course, sexually transmitted infection test results, treatment order and dosage, infection risk factors, comorbidities, pregnancy term, and neonatal birth outcomes. Results Of 789 male and female adolescents with physician-ordered T. vaginalis tests, 44% had a documented result. Of those with a document test result, 13% were T. vaginalis positive. Cases (n = 45) and randomly selected negative controls (n = 45) were all girls. Cases were more likely to be African American, symptomatic, and present with vaginal discharge, pain, and vulvar itch. T. vaginalis patients were more likely to have documented histories of chlamydia (P
CONCLUSIONS: Gaps in memory and various memory types were common after ICU admission, whose prevalence waned over time. Compared with nightmares and fearful memories, gaps in memories were most strongly associated with poor mental health and quality of life. Identifying patients with gaps in memories might be an objective way of planning interventions to improve their long-term outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: These recommendations are intended to assist researchers in the design, conduct, selection of endpoints, and reporting of clinical trials involving sedative medications and/or sedation protocols for adult ICU patients who require mechanical ventilation. These recommendations should be viewed as a starting point to improve clinical trials and help reduce methodological heterogeneity in future clinical trials.
We examined the incidence and impact of early multiple organ dysfunction syndrome on clinical, functional, and disability outcomes over the year following traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Patients enrolled in the Transforming Clinical Research and Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury study, an 18-center prospective cohort study of traumatic brain injury patients evaluated in participating level 1 trauma centers. SUBJECTS: Adult (age> 17 yr) patients with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (Glasgow Coma Scale
If it hurts – take notice, and avoid it. Learn from it. If there are other people around, make sure your behaviour is noticeable so they take care of you and don’t do what you just did. If they look after you, you’ll probably do the same thing again when you hurt, if they don’t you probably won’t. This is one description of pain behaviour and how it works. It’s the only part of our pain experience that we can share directly with one another (actions and words). The “doing” part is also the part that is most affected by pain – even distress is signalled to others &nd...
Last week, I became involved in two situations of pain between the eyes that seemed to potentially be presentations of very serious medical conditions. Autumn took a call from her sister late on Friday afternoon. Her sister had been tested for COVID the day before and told Autumn she instantly felt a severe pain betweenRead more …The art and uncertainty of triage originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows of any pain management docs in Scranton, PA or surrounding area (private practice or hospital employed). I'm looking to learn more about local market and network. Thank you.
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I've been getting a variety of lectures about various SCS waveforms from my faculty during fellowship, industry events, and society meetings. I think neuromodulation in general (not just SCS) is a fascinating therapy and has a lot of promise. However, I've become a bit disillusioned by the influence of industry in our understanding of these therapies that WE prescribe and implant into our patients. I've heard a lot about the novel mechanisms of action of the various different waveforms... Read more
Pioneering psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who specialised in studying the effects of stillbirth on women ’s mental healthThe psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Stanford Bourne, who has died aged 92 of congestive cardiac failure, broke the silence in the 1960s surrounding the anguish of stillbirth. His work opened up discussion, addressed medical bias, and guided doctors and midwives towards a more compassionate approach.In the 60s, 18,000 women a year had a stillborn baby, but it was cloaked in secrecy. Well-meaning staff quickly removed babies before parents could see, name or hold them, and they were “disposed of...