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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(40): e22581, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33019473

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RATIONALE: Angiosarcoma is a highly invasive tumour with a low incidence rate but high rates of local recurrence and distant metastasis and a poor prognosis. Understanding the endoscopic characteristics of angiosarcoma will help with early diagnosis and treatment of this disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 77-year-old female who was admitted to the hospital due to recurring melena for 3 months. Outpatient gastroscopy showed that the patient had multiple gastric erosions. Colonoscopy revealed the presence of multiple protruding lesions in the colon and multiple rectal polyps. Pathological biopsy indicated that the patient had a tubular adenoma, which was removed by endoscopic resection. DIAGNOSES: Postsurgical pathologic assessment suggested that the histological subtype was epithelioid angiosarcoma. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) revealed multiple metastases in the lymph nodes and bone. INTERVENTIONS: The patient underwent acid suppression to protect the stomach, fluid supplementation and red blood cell infusion, and subsequently, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy were recommended. The patient's family refused further treatments for the patient and requested discharge. OUTCOMES: The patient refused further treatment and was not followed-up. LESSONS: Colorectal angiosarcoma is an extremely rare and highly malignant tumour, and understanding its endoscopic morphology will help aid in its diagnosis.


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Pólipos do Colo/diagnóstico por imagem , Hemangiossarcoma/secundário , Melena/etiologia , Adenoma/cirurgia , Idoso , Biópsia , Neoplasias Ósseas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Pólipos do Colo/patologia , Colonoscopia/métodos , Feminino , Gastroscopia/métodos , Humanos , Metástase Linfática/diagnóstico por imagem , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Melena/diagnóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/métodos , Neoplasias Retais/patologia , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento
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Soins ; 65(845): 30-32, 2020 May.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32862962

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Quantitative surveys reveal that a greater number of women than men report that they refuse care. This article presents three complementary approaches to gender which examine this disparity and allow us to think about the differences between men and women when it comes to health in a more complex way. These approaches are also useful for considering the conditions for equal access to healthcare for everyone.


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Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Pesquisas sobre Serviços de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Fatores Sexuais
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Vaccine ; 38(42): 6500-6507, 2020 09 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32863069

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic in March 2020. Several prophylactic vaccines against COVID-19 are currently in development, yet little is known about people's acceptability of a COVID-19 vaccine. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of adults ages 18 and older in the United States (n = 2,006) in May 2020. Multivariable relative risk regression identified correlates of participants' willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., vaccine acceptability). RESULTS: Overall, 69% of participants were willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Participants were more likely to be willing to get vaccinated if they thought their healthcare provider would recommend vaccination (RR = 1.73, 95% CI: 1.49-2.02) or if they were moderate (RR = 1.09, 95% CI: 1.02-1.16) or liberal (RR = 1.14, 95% CI: 1.07-1.22) in their political leaning. Participants were also more likely to be willing to get vaccinated if they reported higher levels of perceived likelihood getting a COVID-19 infection in the future (RR = 1.05, 95% CI: 1.01-1.09), perceived severity of COVID-19 infection (RR = 1.08, 95% CI: 1.04-1.11), or perceived effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine (RR = 1.46, 95% CI: 1.40-1.52). Participants were less likely to be willing to get vaccinated if they were non-Latinx black (RR = 0.81, 95% CI: 0.74-0.90) or reported a higher level of perceived potential vaccine harms (RR = 0.95, 95% CI: 0.92-0.98). CONCLUSIONS: Many adults are willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, though acceptability should be monitored as vaccine development continues. Our findings can help guide future efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine acceptability (and uptake if a vaccine becomes available).


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Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Vacinação/psicologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Betacoronavirus/imunologia , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/imunologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Estudos Transversais , Humanos , Imunogenicidade da Vacina , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cooperação do Paciente/psicologia , Cooperação do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Segurança do Paciente , Pneumonia Viral/imunologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Medição de Risco/tendências , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/psicologia , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Vacinas Virais/administração & dosagem
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(36): 1250-1257, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32915166

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Temporary disruptions in routine and nonemergency medical care access and delivery have been observed during periods of considerable community transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (1). However, medical care delay or avoidance might increase morbidity and mortality risk associated with treatable and preventable health conditions and might contribute to reported excess deaths directly or indirectly related to COVID-19 (2). To assess delay or avoidance of urgent or emergency and routine medical care because of concerns about COVID-19, a web-based survey was administered by Qualtrics, LLC, during June 24-30, 2020, to a nationwide representative sample of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years. Overall, an estimated 40.9% of U.S. adults have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19, including 12.0% who avoided urgent or emergency care and 31.5% who avoided routine care. The estimated prevalence of urgent or emergency care avoidance was significantly higher among the following groups: unpaid caregivers for adults* versus noncaregivers (adjusted prevalence ratio [aPR] = 2.9); persons with two or more selected underlying medical conditions† versus those without those conditions (aPR = 1.9); persons with health insurance versus those without health insurance (aPR = 1.8); non-Hispanic Black (Black) adults (aPR = 1.6) and Hispanic or Latino (Hispanic) adults (aPR = 1.5) versus non-Hispanic White (White) adults; young adults aged 18-24 years versus adults aged 25-44 years (aPR = 1.5); and persons with disabilities§ versus those without disabilities (aPR = 1.3). Given this widespread reporting of medical care avoidance because of COVID-19 concerns, especially among persons at increased risk for severe COVID-19, urgent efforts are warranted to ensure delivery of services that, if deferred, could result in patient harm. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, persons experiencing a medical emergency should seek and be provided care without delay (3).


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Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Tempo para o Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Ther ; 37(11): 4481-4490, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32965654

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In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-vaccine sentiments have been on the rise, with a recent seminal study on the development of anti-vaccine views in social media even making its way into Nature Communications. Yet, with the current scientific consensus being in overwhelming agreement over the safety and efficacy of vaccines, many scientists lose their grasp on the fears, concerns, and arguments that the opposition may hold. This paper discusses and evaluates vaccine-hesitant individuals on a socioeconomic, historical, and philosophical landscape. It also provides an analysis of common argumentative patterns and the psychological impact that these arguments may have on undecided individuals. The discussion also explores why anti-vaccine sentiments are on the rise, and how members of the scientific and medical community require a more structured approach to communicating key arguments. This is particularly important if vaccination rates and herd immunity are to be sustained. No longer is it sufficient to win arguments based on a factual and scientific basis, but rather scientists and medical practitioners have to focus on conveying confidence and reassurance on both an informative and emotional level to those with doubts and fears.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/psicologia , Vacinação/psicologia , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/psicologia , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/psicologia , Mídias Sociais , Vacinas , Vacinas Virais
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(39): e22294, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32991433

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RATIONALE: Kirner's deformity is an uncommon deformity of finger, characterized by palmo-radial curvature of distal phalanx of the fifth finger. The specific mechanism remains unknown yet. This study aims to present a case report to add the knowledge on this type of deformity. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 9-year-old girl presenting with deformity of her fifth finger since she was born was admitted to our hand surgery clinic. MRI findings showed widened epiphyseal plate, L-shaped physis, but normal flexor digitorum profundus tendon insertion, without any significantly enhanced soft issues. DIAGNOSIS: Kirner's deformity of the fifth finger. INTERVENTIONS: We presented 2 surgical choices for the patient: one was wedge osteotomy of the distal phalanx to correct the mechanical line of the distal phalanx and fixation with Kirschner wire and the other one was cut-off of deep flexor tendon insertion with brace immobilization, but her guardians refused either of them. OUTCOMES: Consecutive follow-up was performed for 19 months after the first visit, showing no any change in finger shape and function. LESSONS: The L-shaped epiphyses may be the cause of Kirner's deformity and further attention should be paid on in the clinic. This case report provided a basis for the etiological diagnosis and future treatment of Kirner's deformity.


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Falanges dos Dedos da Mão/anormalidades , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteotomia/instrumentação , Assistência ao Convalescente , Fios Ortopédicos/normas , Braquetes/normas , Criança , Feminino , Falanges dos Dedos da Mão/cirurgia , Lâmina de Crescimento/anormalidades , Lâmina de Crescimento/diagnóstico por imagem , Deformidades Congênitas da Mão/cirurgia , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Osteotomia/métodos , Tendões/diagnóstico por imagem , Tendões/cirurgia , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento
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Pediatrics ; 146(4)2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32994179

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Parents in the United States have a legal right to refuse vaccination for their children. There are, however, special circumstances under which the state may compel vaccination against parental wishes. In this Ethics Rounds article, we present the case of a young boy with sickle cell disease who was partially vaccinated against encapsulated bacteria and the ethics of whether to compel complete vaccination before splenectomy.


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Anemia Falciforme/terapia , Consultoria Ética , Relações Profissional-Família , Esplenectomia , Recusa de Vacinação/ética , Antibioticoprofilaxia , Serviços de Proteção Infantil , Pré-Escolar , Transfusão de Eritrócitos , Humanos , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Masculino , Infecções Oportunistas , Transferência de Pacientes , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento , Confiança
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Public Health Rep ; 135(1_suppl): 82S-89S, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735186

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OBJECTIVES: Correctional settings (prisons, jails, detention facilities) provide a unique opportunity to screen for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among correctional populations with a high prevalence of infection. Immigrant detainees are a distinct and poorly described correctional population. The main objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of a national STI screening program for immigrant detainees. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We developed an opt-out STI testing program that included electronic health record integration, patient education, and staff member training. We piloted this program from June 22 through August 19, 2018, at 2 detention facilities with different operational requirements and detainee demographic characteristics. We assessed STI test positivity rates, treatment outcomes, estimated cost to conduct testing and counseling, and staff member perceptions of program value and challenges to implementation. RESULTS: Of 1041 immigrant detainees approached for testing, 526 (50.5%) declined. Of 494 detainees who were tested, 42 (8.5%) tested positive for at least 1 STI; the percentage positivity rates were 6.7% (n = 33) for chlamydia, 0.8% (n = 4) for syphilis, 0.8% (n = 4) for gonorrhea, 0.6% (n = 3) for hepatitis B, and 0.2% (n = 1) for HIV. The estimated cost to detect any STI ranged from $500 to $961; the estimated cost to identify 1 person infected with HIV ranged from $22 497 to $43 244. Forty of 42 persons who tested positive began treatment before release from custody. Medical staff members had positive views of the program but had concerns about workload. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: STIs are prevalent among immigrant detainees. A routine screening program is feasible if operational aspects are carefully considered and would provide counseling, education, and treatment for this vulnerable population.


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Emigrantes e Imigrantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Programas de Rastreamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis/diagnóstico , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Nível de Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Programas de Rastreamento/economia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis/etnologia , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Substâncias/etnologia , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 14(8): e0007009, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804967

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Ghana has been implementing Mass Drug Administration (MDA) since the year 2001, and Lymphatic Filariasis transmission has been interrupted in 76 out of the 98 targeted districts. The remaining districts have a microfilaria prevalence above the 1% threshold needed for the interruption of transmission. This study assesses the level of lymphatic filariasis MDA coverage and explored factors affecting the quality of implementation of the MDA in the Bole and Central Gonja Districts of Northern Ghana. A concurrent mixed methods study design approach was used to provide both a quantitative and qualitative insight. A descriptive analysis was carried out, and the results are presented in tables and charts. The transcripts of the qualitative interviews were imported into Nvivo and framework methods of analysis were used. The results were summarized based on the themes and buttressed with narratives with key quotes presented within the texts. The overall MDA coverage in Central Gonja is 89.3% while that of Bole district is 82.9%. Refusal to ingest the drug and adverse drug reactions were higher in Bole district than the Central Gonja District. The persistent transmission of lymphatic filariasis in Bole District was characterized by poor community mobilization and sensitization, nonadherence to the directly observed treatment strategy, refusal to ingest the drug due to the fear of adverse drug reactions, inadequate knowledge and misconceptions about the disease. Reported mass drug administration coverage will not necessarily result into interruption of transmission of the disease without strict compliance to the directly observed treatment strategy, strong stakeholder engagement coupled with evidence-based context-specific multi-channel community education strategies with key educational messages on the cause of the disease and adverse drug reactions. While the clock for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis by the year 2020 and meeting of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 target 3.3 by 2030 is ticking, there is an urgent need for a concerted effort to improve the fidelity of the ongoing lymphatic filariasis MDA campaigns in the Bole District of Northern Ghana.


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Filariose Linfática/prevenção & controle , Filaricidas/uso terapêutico , Administração Massiva de Medicamentos/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Erradicação de Doenças/métodos , Erradicação de Doenças/normas , Feminino , Filaricidas/administração & dosagem , Filaricidas/efeitos adversos , Gana/epidemiologia , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Humanos , Masculino , Administração Massiva de Medicamentos/efeitos adversos , Administração Massiva de Medicamentos/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/estatística & dados numéricos
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Pediatrics ; 146(Suppl 1): S18-S24, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737228

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With a few notable exceptions, adolescents do not possess the legal authority to provide consent for or refuse medical interventions. However, in some situations, the question arises regarding whether a mature minor should be permitted to make a life-altering medical decision that would be challenged if made by the minor's parent. In this article, I explore what we currently know about the adolescent brain and how that knowledge should frame our understanding of adolescent decision-making. The prevailing approach to determining when adolescents should have their decisions respected in the medical and legal context, an approach that is focused on establishing capacity under a traditional informed consent model, will be reviewed and critiqued. I will suggest that the traditional model is insufficient and explore the implications for the adolescent role in health care decision-making.


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Desenvolvimento do Adolescente , Encéfalo/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Doença de Hodgkin/tratamento farmacológico , Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido/psicologia , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/psicologia , Adolescente , Comportamento do Adolescente/psicologia , Fatores Etários , Feminino , Humanos , Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido/legislação & jurisprudência , Competência Mental/legislação & jurisprudência , Competência Mental/psicologia , Mães , Patient Self-Determination Act , Autonomia Pessoal , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/legislação & jurisprudência , Estados Unidos
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Pediatrics ; 146(Suppl 1): S25-S32, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737229

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In this article, I examine the role of minors' competence for medical decision-making in modern American law. The doctrine of parental consent remains the default legal and bioethical framework for health care decisions on behalf of children, complemented by a complex array of exceptions. Some of those exceptions vest decisional authority in the minors themselves. Yet, in American law, judgments of minors' competence do not typically trigger shifts in decision-making authority from adults to minors. Rather, minors' decisional capacity becomes relevant only after legislatures or courts determine that the default of parental discretion does not achieve important policy goals or protect implicated constitutional rights in a particular health care context and that those goals can best be achieved or rights best protected by authorizing capable minors to choose for themselves. It is at that point that psychological and neuroscientific evidence plays an important role in informing the legal inquiry as to whether minors whose health is at issue are legally competent to decide.


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Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Competência Mental/legislação & jurisprudência , Menores de Idade/legislação & jurisprudência , Consentimento dos Pais/legislação & jurisprudência , Adolescente , Desenvolvimento do Adolescente , Criança , Desenvolvimento Infantil , Serviços de Saúde da Criança/legislação & jurisprudência , Educação Infantil , Bem-Estar da Criança/legislação & jurisprudência , Direitos Civis , Tomada de Decisão Clínica/ética , Família , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde/legislação & jurisprudência , Humanos , Consentimento Informado por Menores/ética , Consentimento Informado por Menores/legislação & jurisprudência , Competência Mental/normas , Menores de Idade/psicologia , Relações Pais-Filho , Consentimento dos Pais/ética , Patient Self-Determination Act , Autonomia Pessoal , Procurador/legislação & jurisprudência , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/legislação & jurisprudência , Estados Unidos
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Pediatrics ; 146(Suppl 1): S33-S41, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737230

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Cases of adolescents in organ failure who refuse solid organ transplant are not common, but several have been discussed in the media in the United States and the United Kingdom. Using the framework developed by Buchanan and Brock for surrogate decision-making, I examine what role the adolescent should morally play when deciding about therapy for life-threatening conditions. I argue that the greater the efficacy of treatment, the less voice the adolescent (and the parent) should have. I then consider how refusals of highly effective transplant cases are similar to and different from refusals of other lifesaving therapies (eg, chemotherapy for leukemia), which is more commonly discussed in the media and medical literature. I examine whether organ scarcity and the need for lifelong immunosuppression justify differences in whether the state intervenes when an adolescent and his or her parents refuse a transplant. I argue that the state, as parens patriae, has an obligation to provide the social supports needed for a successful transplant and follow-up treatment plan, although family refusals may be permissible when the transplant is experimental or of low efficacy because of comorbidities or other factors. I conclude by discussing the need to limit media coverage of pediatric treatment refusals.


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Temas Bioéticos , Meios de Comunicação de Massa/ética , Transplante de Órgãos/ética , Consentimento dos Pais/ética , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/ética , Adolescente , Família , Feminino , Humanos , Consentimento Informado por Menores/ética , Consentimento Informado por Menores/legislação & jurisprudência , Masculino , Transplante de Órgãos/legislação & jurisprudência , Consentimento dos Pais/legislação & jurisprudência , Participação do Paciente , Patient Self-Determination Act , Ética Baseada em Princípios , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento/legislação & jurisprudência , Gêmeos Monozigóticos , Reino Unido , Estados Unidos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(30): e21346, 2020 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32791734

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RATIONALE: Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of primary thyroid cancer with a low incidence of distant metastases. PTC represents more than 70% to -90% of thyroid malignancies. Distant metastases have only been observed in only 1% to 15% of patients with PTC. In this article, we reported the case of a patient with PTC and hyperthyroidism as well as simultaneous multiple metastases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 47-year-old man was admitted to our hospital on February 22, 2019, with several neck masses that had been present for 12 months, low back pain for 9 months, and lower limb paraplegia for 3 months. DIAGNOSES: According to the patient physical examination, adjuvant examination (e.g., ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, blood test, and biopsy) and medical history, the clinical diagnosis was as follows: thyroid papillary carcinoma; cervical lymph node metastasis; multisite bone metastasis (6th and 7th cervical vertebrae, left clavicle proximal, right scapula bone, thoracic vertebrae, lumbar vertebrae, sacral vertebrae, bilateral ilium, and left pubic bone); muscular metastasis (the right medial femoral muscle, the vastus lateralis muscle, left thigh muscle, and the flexor superficialis of the left forearm); possible mediastinal lymph node metastasis; and paraplegia due to the soft-tissue metastasis around the 9th thoracic vertebral spine; and hyperthyroidism (free thyroxine: 36.59 pmol/L, free triiodothyronine: 9.58 pmol/L, thyroid-stimulating hormone: 0.005 µIU/mL, thyroid autoantibody: 2.53 IU/L). INTERVENTIONS AND OUTCOMES: The patient refused to undergo further intervention or follow-up. LESSONS: In summary, this is the 1st case of in which a patient with PTC and hyperthyroidism, as well as simultaneous multiple skeletal muscles and bone metastases, lymph node metastasis, and paraplegia was observed. In practice, in cases where patients have PTC and hyperthyroidism, practitioners should perform further examinations to rule out the presence of distant metastases. We believe that the use of ultrasound has a unique advantage in the diagnosis of PTC and skeletal muscle metastasis.


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Carcinoma Papilar/patologia , Hipertireoidismo/diagnóstico , Paraplegia/etiologia , Câncer Papilífero da Tireoide/patologia , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Metástase Linfática/diagnóstico por imagem , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Paraplegia/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X/métodos , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento , Ultrassonografia/métodos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 294, 2020 Apr 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32664847

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BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common opportunistic infection and the leading cause of death in people living with HIV (PLHIV). HIV-infected children are at a higher risk of TB infection and disease compared to those without HIV. Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) is an effective intervention in preventing progression of latent TB infection to active TB. The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends that all children aged > 12 months and adults living with HIV in whom active TB has been excluded should receive a 6-months course of IPT as part of a comprehensive package of HIV care. Despite this recommendation, the uptake of IPT among PLHIV has been suboptimal globally. This study sought to determine the factors affecting IPT uptake and completion among HIV-infected children in a large HIV care centre in Nairobi, Kenya. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional mixed methods study comprising of quantitative and qualitative study designs. Medical records of 225 HIV-infected children aged 1 to < 10 years, in care in the Kenyatta National Hospital Comprehensive Care Centre (KNH CCC) were retrospectively reviewed, and 8 purposively selected healthcare providers and 18 consecutively selected caregivers of children were interviewed. RESULTS: IPT uptake among CLHIV in care in the KNH CCC was 68% (152/225) while the treatment completion rate was 82% (94/115). IPT-related health education and counselling were the main facilitators of IPT uptake and completion, while fear of adverse drug reaction, pill burden and lack of an integrated monitoring and evaluation system for IPT were the major barriers. CONCLUSION: The IPT uptake in this study was low and fell short of the set global target of > 90%. The completion rate was however acceptable. There is an urgent need to address the identified barriers.


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Infecções Oportunistas Relacionadas com a AIDS/tratamento farmacológico , Antituberculosos/uso terapêutico , Isoniazida/uso terapêutico , Tuberculose Latente/tratamento farmacológico , Tuberculose Latente/prevenção & controle , Adulto , Antituberculosos/efeitos adversos , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Aconselhamento , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Pessoal de Saúde , Humanos , Lactente , Isoniazida/efeitos adversos , Quênia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cooperação do Paciente , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Encaminhamento e Consulta , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento
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J Med Ethics ; 46(9): 579-580, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32651254

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The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new ethical challenges in the care of patients with serious psychiatric illness who require inpatient treatment and who may have beeen exposed to COVID-19 or have mild to moderate COVID-19 but refuse testing and adherence to infection prevention protocols. Such situations increase the risk of infection to other patients and staff on psychiatric inpatient units. We discuss medical and ethical considerations for navigating this dilemma and offer a set of policy recommendations.


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Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico , Infecções por Coronavirus/prevenção & controle , Ética Médica , Hospitalização , Transtornos Mentais/complicações , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Pneumonia Viral/prevenção & controle , Quarentena , Recusa de Participação , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Controle de Infecções/métodos , Transtornos Mentais/terapia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Políticas , Psiquiatria , Isolamento Social , Recusa do Paciente ao Tratamento
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