5 myths about endometriosis

While endometriosis is a common condition, affecting as many as one in every 10 American women, it is complex and often misunderstood. Endometriosis occurs when tissue much like the tissue that normally lines the uterus — called the endometrium — starts to grow elsewhere in the body. These growths may cause pain, scarring, and, in some instances, infertility. One study shows it can take up to seven years for a woman to get a diagnosis of endometriosis because symptoms may mimic other common conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome or pelvic inflammatory disease. And misconceptions about the disease, including the five myths below, may keep some women from seeking help. Talk to your health care team if you’re concerned about painful periods or other possible symptoms of endometriosis, such as long-lasting pain in your lower back or pelvis. 5 myths — and the facts — about endometriosis Myth 1: The symptoms are just a heavy period. Women with endometriosis sometimes assume that their symptoms are a normal part of menstruation, and when they do seek help they are sometimes dismissed as overreacting to normal menstrual symptoms. But in fact, something much more serious is going on than period cramps. One theory is that the pain occurs because even when endometrium-like tissue is outside the uterus, it continues to respond to hormonal signals and produce chemicals that cause inflammation and pain. During the course of the menstrual cycle, this endo...
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Conclusions This study demonstrated a limited role of continuous passive motion in patients operated with total knee arthroplasty. Thus, there is at this stage no indication for continuous passive motion procedures in patients operated with total knee arthroplasty as a standard postoperative care.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Background Many nonconclusive studies have been conducted on low back pain (LBP) in adolescents and associated factors. Objective The aim was to assess the lifetime prevalence and associated factors of LBP in adolescents. Materials and Methods A questionnaire was administered in high school students (14–19-yr-old participants) in Veneto region (Italy). The self-administered, structured questionnaire included anthropometric data; psychologic factors and lifestyle; presence, intensity, and family history of LBP; referral to professional health care for LBP; and a short version of the International Phy...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
In response to increasing dependence on US Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 scores for resident selection, and to improve medical student well-being and education, the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners announced that no sooner than 2022, Step 1 score reporting would change from numeric to pass/fail. To gauge the impact that this change will have on the residency application process in physical medicine and rehabilitation, an anonymous survey was electronically distributed to program directors of all accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs in the Un...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Education & Administration Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Although hemodialysis treatment is one of the main treatment methods in chronic kidney failure, it also causes many health problems. A variety of complementary and integrative therapies are used to relieve or minimize hemodialysis symptoms. Fatigue (60%-97%) is also one of these problems. Therefore, we have conducted a systematic review to determine the effect of complementary and integrative therapies on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. Relevant studies published from 2005 to 2019, in PubMed, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect, and Cochran Library databases have been reviewed. In the study, initially, 21 039 pieces of data were ob...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
Conclusions: Changes could be due to individual state practices.
Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Background: Whether American College of Cardiology (ACC) Chest Pain Center (CPC) accreditation alters guidelines adherence rates is unclear. Methods: We analyzed patient-level, hospital-reported, quality metrics for myocardial infarction (MI) patients from 644 hospitals collected in the ACC’s Chest Pain-MI Registry from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020, stratified by CPC accreditation for>1 year. Results: Of 192,374 MI patients, 67,462 (35.1%) received care at an accredited hospital. In general, differences in guideline adherence rates between accredited and nonaccredited hospitals were nume...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to assess the utility of structuring chest pain pathway (CPP) with the instantaneous case-by-case feedback protocol using WhatsApp and its impact on improving 2 major key performance indicators—the impact on initial emergency room (ER) door-to-electrocardiogram (ECG) time, and door-to-balloon time—in a predefined 6-month corrective action period. Methods: A prospective, quality improvement plan was set to reduce door-to-first-ECG and door-to-balloon times to less than 10 and 90 minutes, respectively, in all acute coronary syndrome cases (including STEMI cases), from August 2020 to...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusions: Using evidence-based chest pain decision aids in a community hospital ED is feasible and acceptable. Key barriers and facilitators for implementation were identified. Further research in community hospitals is needed to verify findings, examine generalizability, and test implementation strategies.
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
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