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Considerations Before Selecting a Stepped-Wedge Cluster

Jun 17, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to determine the benefits and drawbacks of using the (SW-CRT) Stepped-Wedge Cluster design for large-scale intervention implementations in primary care settings. The Ag...

A Randomized Trial of Reducing Readmissions of Patients

Jun 17, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to see if post-discharge depression treatment combined with care transition support would benefit hospitalized patients with depressive symptoms. A randomized controlle...

Qualitative Studies on Rural Patients' Experiences of Obtaining Chronic Care

Jun 17, 2022

Researchers sought to compile qualitative research on patient and caregiver experiences with chronic illness management services in Rural Patients areas of the United States for a study. To find quali...

Lung Ultrasound Performed by Primary Care Physicians in the Diagnosis of Clinically Suspected Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Jun 17, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate whether lung ultrasonography (US) performed in primary care was beneficial and practicable for diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) compared to che...

Sparking Positive Dialogue in Women & Men With Obesity

Jun 06, 2022

While obesity is a chronic, complex disease that can affect anyone, it impacts men and women differently. Although the proportion of men and women with excess weight is about equal, the severity is di...

Medical Assistant Professional Aspirations & Their Alignment With Career Ladders

May 26, 2022

Medical assistants (MAs) were in high demand in team-based primary care, prompting health systems to look towards career ladders based on expanded MA duties to boost MA recruitment and retention. For ...

Parents’ Experiences Caring for Children With Acute Otitis Media (AOM)

May 26, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to learn about parents' experiences caring for their kids with acute otitis media (AOM), including detecting symptoms, their thoughts and feelings about those symptoms,...

Association Between Maternal Thyroid Function & Risk of Gestational Hypertension & Pre-Eclampsia

May 26, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to find a link between abnormal thyroid function tests and the risk of prenatal hypertension and pre-eclampsia. They searched MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase, Scopus, and the Co...

Missed Vaccination Opportunities for Invasive Pneumococcal Disease

May 25, 2022

Over half of patients with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) had a missed opportunity to be vaccinated within our healthcare system prior to developing IPD. Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD...

The Influence of Processing Speed, Attention, and Inhibition on Texas Functional Living Scale Performance.

May 23, 2022

Attention, inhibition, and processing speed are related to functional decline among older adults. This study attempts to clarify the relationships between these cognitive factors and adaptive function...

Physicians' Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Perceived Needs Regarding Specialised Geriatric Healthcare: A Nation-wide Survey in India.

May 23, 2022

Background& : The geriatric population in India is projected to increase from 8% to a staggering 20% by 2050. The combination of a population boom along with advances in medicine resulting has res...

Comparison Study on the Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells-Conditioned Medium Derived from Adipose and Wharton's Jelly on Versican Gene Expression in Hypoxia.

May 23, 2022

Mesenchymal stem cells enhance tissue repair through paracrine effects following transplantation. The versican protein is one of the important factors contributing to this repair mechanism. Using MSC ...

Endovascular Ablation of the Right Greater Splanchnic Nerve in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction: Early Results of the REBALANCE-HF Trial Roll-in Cohort.

May 23, 2022

In heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), excessive redistribution of blood volume into the central circulation leads to elevations of intracardiac pressures with exercise limitations...

Indian Reality of Clinical Practice and Patient Profile in Diabetes Care: Lessons from the IMPACT survey.

May 23, 2022

India shoulders a heavy burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), the management of which is suboptimal globally.& Objectives: Insulin Management: Practical Aspects in Choice of Therapy (IMPACT) survey wa...

Research on Rhetorical Devices in German: The Use of Rhetorical Questions in Sales Presentations.

May 23, 2022

Previous literature recommends using stylistic (or rhetorical) devices in presentations such as rhetorical questions (RQs: Does anyone want bad teeth?) to make them more professional, to appear more c...

SHED-derived exosomes promote LPS-induced wound healing with less itching by stimulating macrophage autophagy.

May 23, 2022

High-quality cutaneous wound healing is associated with rapid wound closure and a comfortable healing process. Currently, exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells displayed a prominent therapeutic...

Can acupuncture enhance therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants and reduce adverse drug reactions in patients with depression? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

May 23, 2022

Some depressed patients receive acupuncture as an adjunct to their conventional medications.This review aims to provide evidence on whether acupuncture can enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of ant...

Laser meridian massage decreased craving in men with opioid use disorder on methadone maintenance treatment.

May 23, 2022

The incidence of opioid use disorder (OUD) is increasing worldwide, and the opioid-related overdose crisis is currently a major global challenge. This study investigated the effects of adjuvant laser ...

Factors predicting neuronal surface antibodies in the elderly with new-onset and unknown seizures.

May 23, 2022

To investigate risk factors of neuronal surface antibodies (NSAbs) and develop a nomogram that could identify patients at the odds of NSAbs among the elderly (aged 60 years or older) with new-onset ...

Chronic diseases and comorbidities in adults with and without intellectual disabilities: comparative cross-sectional study in Dutch general practice.

May 23, 2022

Chronic disease and comorbidity patterns in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are more complex than in the general population. However, incomplete understanding of these differences limits ca...