Sexual Well-Being Needs of Patients With Chronic Illness Expressed in Health Care

J Clin Nurs
Oct 03, 2023

Healthcare professionals, especially nurses, who are often the first point of contact for people with chronic illnesses, should take the initiative for open discussions about sexual issues.

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Ferric Derisomaltose and Tranexamic Acid, Combined Or Alone, For Reducing Blood Transfusion In Patients With Hip Fracture (The Hifit Trial)

The Lancet
Oct 03, 2023

In patients hospitalised for hip fracture surgery with a haemoglobin concentration 9.5-13.0 g/dL, preoperative infusion of ferric derisomaltose plus tranexamic acid reduced the risk of blood transfusion by 50%.

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Antidepressant Use and Risk of Manic Episodes in Children and Adolescents With Unipolar Depression

JAMA Psychiatry
Oct 02, 2023

Study found no evidence of treatment-emergent mania/hypomania by 12 weeks in children and adolescents. A small risk difference was found only with longer follow-up. Certain patient characteristics were associated with mania/hypomania, which warrants clinical attention.

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Telehealth Privacy and Security Tips

Oct 03, 2023

Buzz, a HIPAA-complaint platform enables providers to conduct secure video conferences or calls with patients quickly, easily & seamlessly.

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A Comprehensive Investigation of Novel and Traditional Inflammatory and Metabolic Markers as Predictive Indicators in Psoriasis

Int J Dermatol
Sep 29, 2023

The absence of specificity of these markers for psoriasis limits their practical application. However, the development of new objective measures by using them in combination with specific data such as PASI will provide significant benefits in terms of disease diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment.

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CDC Recommends New Vaccine To Help Protect Babies Against Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Illness After Birth

Sep 28, 2023

CDC recommended the first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for pregnant people to protect their newborn from severe RSV illness.

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Comparing Cesarean Birth Utilization Between US Hospitals

Sep 26, 2023

The TGCS provides a method for between-hospital comparisons, particularly for revealing usage patterns of labor induction, TOLAC, and cesarean birth. Adoption of the TGCS in the United States would provide organizations and quality improvement leaders with an effective benchmarking tool to assist in reducing the use of cesarean birth and increasing the support of TOLAC.

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Endoscopic-Directed Trans-Gastric Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Patients With Roux-en-Y gastric Bypasses

J Clin Gastro
Sep 26, 2023

The research provides evidence that EDGE for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography yields good treatment outcomes in patients with RYGBs. The AE rate is significantly lower with 20-mm versus 15-mm LAMS; thus, the former is likely preferable.

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Peripartum Depression: Detection and Treatment

Am Fam Physician.
Sep 25, 2023

Cognitive behavior therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy are the mainstay of treatment for peripartum depression; physicians should consider selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for those with moderate to severe depression.

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Outcome Following Laser Surgery Of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Complicated By Selective Fetal Growth Restriction

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol
Sep 22, 2023

sFGR in MCDA pregnancies with TTTS represents an additional risk factor for fetal loss following laser surgery. The findings of this meta-analysis may be useful for individualized risk assessment of twin pregnancy complicated by TTTS and tailored counseling of the parents prior to laser surgery.

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Adalimumab In Conjunction With Surgery Compared With Adalimumab Monotherapy For Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Sep 21, 2023

Combining adalimumab with surgery resulted in greater clinical effectiveness and improved quality of life after 12 months in patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa.

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