Treatment of rare neurologic diseases a more and more pressing concern.
Authors: Lorin Purcarea V PMID: 30894879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Prevalence of Methamphetamine Abuse in Iranian High School Students.
Conclusion: Although the prevalence of methamphetamine in high-school students is lower than in other drugs, a growing pattern in Iranian high-school students in recent years is a serious warning to authorities and families. Increasing families and students' knowledge about the harmful effects of this drug can be an effective approach to reducing its prevalence in young people, especially high-school students. PMID: 30894880 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Diagnostic Difficulties in Evaluation of Neck Masses - Idiopathic Lymph Node Infarction.
Authors: Subicz I, Sztanó B, Krasznai G, Vörös A, Tiszlavicz L, Borkó R, Rovó L Abstract Palpable neck masses are often the only signs of patients visiting their ENT specialists. Lymphadenopathy may be a primary or secondary manifestation of numerous benign and malignant disorders. The medical history, physical examination, imaging and pathological examination may help to set the appropriate diagnosis. Lymph node infarction is a very rare entity among the various pathologies involving the lymph nodes. We hereby present three cases, in which infarction was the only symptom, no associat...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Determination of the Effects of Prone Position on Oxygenation in Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure Under Mechanical Ventilation in ICU.
Authors: Jahani S, Hajivand Soleymani Z, Asadizaker M, Soltani F, Cheraghian B Abstract Introduction: Patients under mechanical ventilation are usually in the supine position due to various arterial/venous tubes attached to them. Although many studies emphasize the advantages of prone position for oxygenation, some studies enumerate its disadvantages. Objective: The aim of the present research was to determine the effect of prone position on oxygenation of patients with Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF) under mechanical ventilation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Methods: The present study is a single-group clinica...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Diagnostic Value of Oblique Coronal and Oblique Sagittal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Diagnosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears.
In this study, in addition to the standard protocols, the oblique-sagittal and oblique-coronal MRI were assessed and used in three different methods, including A method (orthogonal MRI protocol), B method (orthogonal MRI protocol and oblique-sagittal MRI), and C method (orthogonal MRI protocol and oblique-coronal MRI). Results: In detecting both complete and partial rupture of ACL, B method had highest diagnostic accuracy (kappa = 0.338, P=0.001), and after that, C method had acceptable accuracy (kappa = 0.292, P=0.011). In addition, in detecting a partial rupture of ACL, B method (kappa = 0.5, P
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Postpartum Depression in Reproductive-Aged Iranian Women.
This study was conducted on 120 women (60 with postpartum depression and 60 without) in Izeh, Iran. A socio-demographic questionnaire and Beck Depression Scale were used for data collection. The ELISA method was used for measuring 25-OH vitamin D (ng). The participants were classified according to their vitamin D level as follows: 25-OH-D 30ng/ml as normal. Data were analyzed using the independent t-test or Mann-Whitney test, chi-square and logistic regression test. The mean level of vitamin D of women with postpartum depression was lower than that in normal women (16.89±7.05 vs. 21.28±7.13, p=0.001). More th...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Renal anemia and hydration status in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease: Is there a link?
Authors: Hildegard Stancu S, Stanciu A, Lipan M, Capusa C Abstract Rationale: Anemia, a common feature in chronic kidney disease (CKD), has multiple contributors to its pathogenesis. Besides the well recognized erythropoietin and iron deficiencies, hydration status might be involved. Objective: To assess the prevalence and correlations of anemia, iron deficiency and overhydration in patients with stage 2 to 5 CKD. Methods and Results: This cross-sectional study enrolled 125 erythropoietin and iron therapy naïve non-dialysis CKD patients, without a identifiable cause of anemia. Parameters of hematological, iron...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Assessment of Frequency and Causes of Medication Errors in Pediatrics and Emergency Wards of Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences (24 Hospitals).
Conclusion: Considering the results of this study, it is necessary to reduce the workload and working hours of nurses, increase medical staff's awareness of the significance of medication errors, revise the existing techniques of drug prescription, and update the indices of human resource in hospitals. It is also necessary to correct the process of naming and selecting the dosage forms of drugs by the industry. PMID: 30894886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Treatment for Metastatic Renal Carcinoma in Romania.
Authors: Liviu Preda A, Galieta Mincă D Abstract Rationale: In recent years, the cost of several treatment options for renal cancer have been supported by the Romanian healthcare system for both first- and second-line therapies. First-line alternatives through real-life efficacy and amplitude of adverse reactions may influence the efficacy and costs of patients treated with second-line treatment. Objective: Estimation of the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit ratio for first-line treatment alternatives: Sunitinib and Pazopanib from the payer's perspective in the Romanian healthcare system. Methods and Results: We...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Analysis of Provincial Mortalities Among Bus/Minibus Users Over Twelve Years, East Azerbaijan, Iran.
Conclusions: To identify a target group for interventions on traffic-related knowledge, attitude and behaviors, male adults, illiterate and self-employed bus/minibus users could be of priority. Type vehicles involved in the crash should be considered as an important factor affect on crash fatalities. Further investigations are needed in this regard in the future. PMID: 30894888 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The Attitude of Patients from a Romanian Tertiary Cardiology Center as Regards Participation in Biomarker-Based Clinical Trials - Survey Methodology.
Authors: Mihaela Micheu M, Udrea OM, Octavia Popa M, Rusu I, Gheorghe-Fronea O, Scafa-Udriste A, Dorobantu M Abstract One of the challenges faced when conducting a clinical trial is the recruitment of the proposed number of participants. Accordingly, identifying barriers to patients' enrollment and developing effective strategies to overcome them is mandatory. One of the main strategies employed to improve participation rate consists of designing the informed consent forms based on patients' feedback. This survey aims to explore the attitude of patients admitted in a Romanian tertiary cardiology center to take part...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Iranian Office Workers: Prevalence and Risk Factors.
Conclusions: Based on the results, for the prevention of MSDs, there should be ergonomics workshops for workers to be aware of ergonomics factors in the office. The ergonomics training must also be used in offices; the design of workstations should be improved. PMID: 30894890 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The Level and Frequency of Faculty Incivility as Perceived by Nursing Students of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences.
Conclusion: Faculty members should be prepared for establishing friendly and respectful relationships, effective teaching, and applying a reality-based assessment. Identifying different and prevalent kinds of faculty incivility and making faculty members aware of them paves the way for faculty members to rethink their performance. PMID: 30894891 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Prenatal Genetic Testing for Dopa-Responsive Dystonia - Clinical Judgment in the Context of Next Generation Sequencing.
We present a family in which the first child was diagnosed with dopa-responsive dystonia based on biochemical findings only. Dopa-responsive dystonia is a severe heterogeneous genetic disease. The possibly involved genes are GCH1 and TH. In their second pregnancy, the parents came for genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis late, at 12 weeks of gestation. Genetic testing in the affected child was performed, but the results were difficult to interpret. The identified mutations were classified as VOUS - variants of unknown clinical significance. Although possibly causative, a homozygous variant in the TH gene was not repor...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Assessing the Effect of Spiritual Intelligence Training on Spiritual Care Competency in Critical Care Nurses.
Conclusions: The present results showed that the training of spiritual intelligence could develop the nurses' competence in spiritual care. The development of spiritual care provided by nurses can result in various outcomes such as increased satisfaction with care in patients, reduced anxiety and symptoms of depression during hospitalization, reduced length of hospitalization and, in general, improved quality of life. PMID: 30894893 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Specific Factors That Influence Adherence to Beta Blocker Treatment in Primary Prevention of Variceal Bleeding in Cirrhotic Romanian Patients. a Proof of Concept Qualitative Study.
Authors: Sovaila S, Purcarea A, Gheonea D, Ciurea T Abstract Adherence to medical treatment in chronic patients challenging, especially in primary prevention where the benefit is not directly perceived by the patient. Through the directed interview of this qualitative study we assessed some specific factors that intervene in beta-blockers adherence in cirrhotic patients with oesophageal varices in primary prevention in Romanian. We identified that the most important modifiable extrinsic factor that influences adherence is the confidence in medicine. The intensely negative perception of the disease seemed to be anot...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Effect of Stem Cell Therapy on Patients' Quality of Life in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Authors: Mostafavian Z, Vakilian F, Torkmanzade L, Moghiman T Abstract Introduction: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is a debilitating disease in which Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) is ≤ 40%, and it involves various organs. Regarding the novelty of stem cell therapy in HF, we aimed at studying the effect of stem cell therapy on the QoL of patients with HFrEF. Materials and Methods: In a prospective study, 30 patients diagnosed with HFrEF who had undergone stem cell injection (study group) and 30 patients with HFrEF receiving guideline-directed medical therapy (control group) were...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Job Stress, Personality Traits and the Emotional Intelligence of Midwives Working in Health Centers of Lorestan University of Medical Sciences in 2017.
Authors: Kheirkhah M, Shayegan F, Haghani H, Jafar Jalal E Abstract Introduction and Objective: Job stress is one of the major threats to health and it is associated with many diseases and family problems. Midwives experience high job stress due to the management of delivery emergencies. Personality traits and emotional intelligence can be helpful in confronting environmental pressures and selecting the strategy of coping with useful stress. Thus, the current research was conducted to evaluate the relationship between job stress, personality traits and emotional intelligence in midwives of Lorestan health care cent...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Green tea improves rat sperm quality and reduced cadmium chloride damage effect in spermatogenesis cycle.
Authors: Mahmoudi R, Azizi A, Abedini S, Hemayatkhah Jahromi V, Abidi H, Jafari Barmak M Abstract Introduction: Testicular tissue is part of the reproductive system that some mineral compounds such as cadmium chloride (CdCl2) destroy. Green tea (Camellia sinensis) extract can reduce the tissue damage caused by toxins due to its antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of green tea extract on sperm quality in cadmium chloride toxicity. Materials and Methods: In the present study, male Wistar rats were allotted randomly into four groups, namely control group (C), CdCl2 (1.5mg/kg), GT 1...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Effects of Aerobic Exercises on Serum Levels of Myonectin and Insulin Resistance in Obese and Overweight Women.
Conclusion: Therefore, considering the role of myonectin in increasing fatty acid uptake, exercise training can play an essential role in decreasing obesity-related diseases and metabolic syndrome; this effect is partly related to the roles of myonectin. Therefore, the use of this type of exercise is recommended to reduce the risk of diseases associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. PMID: 30894898 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The Effect of Life Skills Training on the Self-Management of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
This study was conducted to determine the effect of life skills training on the self-management of patients with multiple sclerosis. Findings showed that life skills training had a significant effect on the overall self-management score; thus, self-management of patients increased after training life skills (F = 25.1821, P
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Correction to: Hepatic hydatid cyst - diagnose and treatment algorithm.
Authors: Botezatu C, Mastalier B, Patrascu T Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 203 in vol. 11, PMID: 30364592.]. PMID: 30894900 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Correction to: An investigation into the prevalence of cognitive impairment and the performance of older adults in Guilan province.
Authors: Soleimani R, Shokrgozar S, Fallahi M, Kafi H, Kiani M Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 247 in vol. 11, PMID: 30364719.]. PMID: 30894901 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Correction to: A Doctor Discovers Michelangelo's Self-Portrait in San Bartholomew's Flayed Skin in the Sistine Chapel.
Authors: Licata M Abstract [This corrects the article on p. 257 in vol. 11, PMID: 30364602.]. PMID: 30894902 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

A XIV-a Conferin ță Națională de Balneologie și Recuperare Medicală 07 – 09 Aprilie 2017 U.M.F. „Carol Davila” - Aula Facultății de Farmacie, București.
A XIV-a Conferință Națională de Balneologie și Recuperare Medicală 07 – 09 Aprilie 2017 U.M.F. „Carol Davila” - Aula Facultății de Farmacie, București. J Med Life. 2017 Apr 07;10(Spec Iss 1):7-36 Authors: PMID: 30588265 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - December 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

New Trends on Sensing - Monitoring - Telediagnosis for Life Sciences Bucharest, Rom ânia: NT-SMT-LS September 7-9, 2017.
New Trends on Sensing - Monitoring - Telediagnosis for Life Sciences Bucharest, România: NT-SMT-LS September 7-9, 2017. J Med Life. 2017;10(Spec Iss 2):1-33 Authors: PMID: 30588266 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - December 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The national conference with international participation.
THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION. J Med Life. 2017;10(Spec Iss 3):1-21 Authors: PMID: 30588267 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - December 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The role of noninvasive tests and liver biopsy in the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Authors: Isabela Andronescu C, Roxana Purcarea M, Aurel Babes P Abstract Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic steatosis in the absence of significant alcohol consumption (
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Clinico-epidemiological profile and redox imbalance of lung cancer patients in Algeria.
Discussion: The LC has a heterogeneous repartition regarding the sex, age, histological types, the smoking status and professional exposition to risk factors in the Algerian population. Moreover, the oxidative stress impacts the physiopathology of LC. PMID: 30364567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

MALT lymphoma: epidemiology, clinical diagnosis and treatment.
Authors: Violeta Filip P, Cuciureanu D, Sorina Diaconu L, Maria Vladareanu A, Silvia Pop C Abstract Primary gastric lymphoma (PGL) represents a rare pathology, which can be easily misdiagnosed because of unspecific symptoms of the digestive tract. Histologically, PGL can vary from indolent marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) to aggressive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). During the years, clinical trials revealed the important role of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the pathogenesis of gastric MALT lymphoma. Infection with Helicobacter pylori is an influential prom...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Hepatic hydatid cyst - diagnose and treatment algorithm.
Conclusions: patients with hepatic hydatid cyst form a heterogeneous group, semiology being poor and unspecific. Among the laboratory examinations, eosinophilia is a sign of concern but is present in less than half of the patients. Imaging findings are the basis for the diagnosis of hepatic hydatid cysts. Surgical treatment remains the "gold standard" in therapy, but minimally invasive methods with high applicability, less frequent complications and lower hospital requirements are starting to gain ground. PMID: 30364592 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Managerial strategies and policies - Analysis of patient satisfaction based on demographic data.
In this study, we will analyze the demographic factors. 150 questionnaires were analyzed, completed by the patients of an obstetrics-gynecology clinic in order to complete an observer study. Observing the differences between the demographic aspects of the patients, we decided to analyze them using a few satisfaction scores that were built on the answers received on the basis of the questionnaire. Each satisfaction score was attributed to a category of satisfaction surveyed between patients, and its interpretation was based on the answers received and the number of questions. The analysis of the results has shown the existe...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

A Doctor Discovers Michelangelo's Self-Portrait in San Bartholomew's Flayed Skin in the Sistine Chapel.
Authors: PMID: 30364602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The influence of digital media on the success of a health care unit.
Authors: Radu M, Radu G, Condurache A, Lorin Purcărea V Abstract Healthcare marketing extended in a surprising way, being indispensable to any healthcare unit that wishes to carry out its work by focusing on the needs and desires of patients. In the context of the medical activity taking more and more a commercial direction, the perception of the public about the profession of a physician should be considered, a perception which can be very easily negatively influenced by unethical marketing strategies. The notion of reputation refers to the perception of a group of people over a person or an entity, based on seve...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Facial skin cancer surgery under local anesthesia.
This article presents arguments for and against local anesthesia in the treatment of skin cancers, including the clinical cases, a summary of treatment, and prognosis. Methods and results: Under local anesthesia, local and loco-regional flaps offer an optimal shape and volume for face reconstruction, minimizing the operative time and therefore the hospitalization. Facial skin cancer surgery under local anesthesia also contributes significantly to decreasing health care costs compared to general anesthesia. Discussions: Although in our practice, excision of skin tumors in the facial area under local anesthesia is a frequent...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of the internal layer of oak fruit (jaft) extract on the prevention of gastric ulcers caused by stress in male rats.
In this study, the preventing effect of Jaft extract on stomach ulcers induced by stress was investigated. Matherials and Methods: The effect of the extract on the prevention of gastric ulcer was investigated using a variety of methods including pH measurement, nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), and histological methods. Rats were randomly divided into six groups. Five groups were gavage fed with different concentrations of Jaft extract, ranitidine and normal saline. The sixth group was gavage fed with normal saline as the control group. Ranitidine and normal saline were used as positive and negative controls, respe...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Pistacia atlantica Desf. A review of its traditional uses, phytochemicals and pharmacology.
Authors: Mahjoub F, Akhavan Rezayat K, Yousefi M, Mohebbi M, Salari R Abstract Pistacia atlantica is the main herbal medicine that has been widely used in the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean areas since ancient time. Pistacia atlantica has been used for multiple purposes like stomach diseases, renal disorders, wounds and coughs. The aim of this study is to review its botanical characterization, traditional applications, photochemistry effects and pharmacological activities. Data in this review article was gathered from credible pharmacopeias, electronic databases such as Web of Science, Science Direct, PubMed, EMB...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Professionalism and Dedication in Patients Reintegration.
Authors: Lorin Purcarea V PMID: 30364654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The Impact of an Educational Program on Blood and Blood Products Transfusion on Nurses' Level of Knowledge and Performance.
This study aimed to evaluate the impact of an educational program on blood and blood products transfusion on nurses' knowledge and performance in hospitals affiliated with Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Method: The present study was a semi-experimental before-after study. We selected study participants through the simple random sampling method using sampling framework of all reference population. Data collection tool was a valid and reliable questionnaire. In order to evaluate the effect of the educational program on nurses' level of knowledge and practice, we asked them to fill out the questionnaires before and a...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The role of anthropometric indices in the prediction of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the PERSIAN Guilan Cohort study (PGCS).
Authors: Mansour-Ghanaei R, Mansour-Ghanaei F, Naghipour M, Joukar F, Atrkar-Roushan Z, Tabatabaii M, Ghorani N Abstract Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an obesity-associated health problem that causes other liver diseases for the patient. Four anthropometric indices: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were analyzed as NAFLD predictors in the present study. Methods: From the total number of individuals who referred to the PERSIAN Guilan Cohort study (PGCS) located in the north of Iran during the period of study, a tot...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

An investigation into the prevalence of cognitive impairment and the performance of older adults in Guilan province.
Authors: Soleimani R, Shokrgozar S, Fallahi M, Kafi H, Kiani M Abstract Introduction: The escalating rate of old people with a functional impairment in Iran and the weakness of the family support due to the diminishing of family size have increased the demand for long-term care for the elderly with cognitive impairment (CI). Objective: The purpose of this research is to explore the frequency of cognitive impairment in the elderly and its association with their daily functional impairment and disability. Method: This is a cross-sectional and descriptive-analytic study conducted in 2016-2017. The study sample consist...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - October 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Consistency and professionalism in balneology and medical rehabilitation.
Authors: Purcarea VL PMID: 30140314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Respiratory sound analysis in the era of evidence-based medicine and the world of medicine 2.0.
CONCLUSION: The next step will consist of finding new markers to increase the efficiency of decision-aiding algorithms and tools. PMID: 30140315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in patients with heart failure - review.
Authors: Ploesteanu RL, Nechita AC, Turcu D, Manolescu BN, Stamate SC, Berteanu M Abstract Research conducted in the last two decades suggests that neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the lower limb muscles (NMES) may be a "bridge" to conventional exercise or an alternative for patients with advanced chronic heart failure (CHF), non-compliant or non-responsive to physical training. Through stimulating the work of the skeletal muscles, NMES increases the functional capacity, muscle mass and endurance in patients with CHF. A beneficial effect of NMES on functional capacity, vascular endothelial function...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Interpersonal communication in healthcare.
Authors: Chichirez CM, Purcărea VL Abstract Taking into account that the medical practice and health systems have evolved considerably nowadays, medical establishments require the implementation of marketing guidelines to help maximize performance, with beneficial effects from the social, economic, and medical point of view, to differentiate from competitors. Communication is a fundamental clinical skill that, if performed competently and efficiently, facilitates the establishment of a relationship of trust between the medical staff and the patient-customer, a truly therapeutic alliance. In addition to the medical...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

A review of cervical spine MRI in ALS patients.
Discussion. We conclude that MRI is a constantly expanding field, a unique non-invasive tool with immense potential in evaluating the in vivo evolution of the neurodegenerative ALS process, both structurally and functionally, with high hopes for the future. Abbreviations: ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, UMN - upper motor neuron, LMN - lower motor neuron, EMG - electromyography, CST - cortico-spinal tract, FLAIR - fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, MND - motor neuron disease, DTI - Diffusion tensor imaging, FA - fractional anisotropy, MD - mean diffusivity, ihMTR - inhomogeneous magnetization transfer, fMRI - functio...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

The use of traditional and complementary medicine among patients with multiple sclerosis in Belgium.
Conclusion. Patients diagnosed with MS seek hope in T&CM such as homeopathy or acupuncture. The results of this study suggest that MS patients need more professional support in their personal search for alternative therapies. Key point. 50% of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis search relief in traditional and complementary medicine such as homeopathy or acupuncture. These patients often feel compelled to try every opportunity to heal, often stimulated or urged on by friends or relatives. Multiple sclerosis patients are more satisfied with their conventional treatment than with the traditional and complementary...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Assessment of Mastectomy Skin Flaps for Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.
Conclusion: Preoperative clinical measurements, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and mammography can enhance the prediction of the skin flap thickness and thus lead to a low rate of complications and good aesthetic results in implant-based immediate breast reconstruction. PMID: 30140320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Early experience on a modern, thin cochlear implant family. A retrospective, international multicenter study.
This study underlines that implants with thin electronics capsules enable a simplified, fast and safe implantation procedure that allows simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation. PMID: 30140321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Medicine and Life)
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research

Lower urinary tract symptoms and erectile dysfunction in men from the Republic of Moldova.
Authors: Dumbraveanu I, Ceban E, Banov P Abstract A transversal study based on 1,186 respondents' group questioning was realized in order to study lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and erectile dysfunction (ED) prevalence in men from the Republic of Moldova. The basic tools used included IPSS (International Prostate Symptom Score) and IIEF-5 (International Index of Erectile Function) questionnaires as well as general questions to assess the presence of risk factors. ED total prevalence in the studied population was 47.1%, inclusively mild form - 22%, slightly moderate - 12.4%, moderate - 7.6% and severe - 51%. Th...
Source: Journal of Medicine and Life - August 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Life Source Type: research