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Atopic dermatitis and house dust mites.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature38203
Source
Br J Dermatol. 1989 Feb;120(2):245-51
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-1989
Author
H I Beck
J. Korsgaard
Author Affiliation
Department of Dermatology, Marselisborg Hospital, Arhus, Denmark.
Source
Br J Dermatol. 1989 Feb;120(2):245-51
Date
Feb-1989
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Allergens - immunology
Animals
Child
Dermatitis, Atopic - etiology
Dust
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Mites - immunology
Risk factors
Abstract
The occurrence of house dust mites (Dermatophagoides spp) was investigated in the homes of 26 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), 20 patients with psoriasis and 41 randomly selected homes in Arhus, Denmark. The AD patients with moderate to severe eczema had an increased concentration of mites (median 85 mites/0.1 g mattress dust) compared with the controls (median 8 mites/0.1 g mattress dust). The higher exposure to house dust mites corresponded to a relative risk of 4.6 and a clear dose-response relationship between exposure and disease could be demonstrated. Our results illustrate a clear association between moderate to severe atopic dermatitis and increased exposure to house dust mites in the patients' homes, and support the hypothesis that mite antigens could be an aetiological factor in atopic dermatitis.
PubMed ID
2923797 View in PubMed
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Bridging gaps in everyday life - a free-listing approach to explore the variety of activities performed by physiotherapists in specialized palliative care.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature295174
Source
BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 29; 17(1):20
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
Jan-29-2018
Author
U Olsson Möller
K Stigmar
I Beck
M Malmström
B H Rasmussen
Author Affiliation
Institute for Palliative Care, Lund University and Region Skåne, Lund, Sweden. ulrika.olsson_moller@med.lu.se.
Source
BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Jan 29; 17(1):20
Date
Jan-29-2018
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Palliative Care - manpower - methods
Physical Therapists - standards - trends
Qualitative Research
Sweden
Abstract
A growing body of studies indicate benefits of physiotherapy for patients in palliative care, for symptom relief and wellbeing. Though physiotherapists are increasingly acknowledged as important members of palliative care teams, they are still an underutilized source and not fully recognized. The aim of this study was to explore the variety of activities described by physiotherapists in addressing the needs and problems of patients and their families in specialized palliative care settings.
Using a free-listing approach, ten physiotherapists working in eight specialized palliative care settings in Sweden described as precisely and in as much detail as possible different activities in which patients and their families were included (directly or indirectly) during 10 days. The statements were entered into NVivo and analysed using qualitative content analysis. Statements containing more than one activity were categorized per activity.
In total, 264 statements, containing 504 varied activities, were coded into seven categories: Counteracting a declining physical function; Informing, guiding and educating; Observing, assessing and evaluating; Attending to signs and symptoms; Listening, talking with and understanding; Caring for basic needs; and Organizing, planning and coordinating. In practice, however, the activities were intrinsically interwoven. The activities showed how physiotherapists aimed, through care for the body, to address patients' physical, psychological, social and existential needs, counteracting the decline in a patient's physical function and wellbeing. The activities also revealed a great variation, in relation not only to what they did, but also to their holistic and inseparable nature with regard to why, how, when, where, with whom and for whom the activities were carried out, which points towards a well-adopted person-centred palliative care approach.
The study provides hands-on descriptions of how person-centred palliative care is integrated in physiotherapists' everyday activities. Physiotherapists in specialized palliative care help patients and families to bridge the gap between their real and ideal everyday life with the aim to maximize security, autonomy and wellbeing. The concrete examples included can be used in understanding the contribution of physiotherapists to the palliative care team and inform future research interventions and outcomes.
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PubMed ID
29378566 View in PubMed
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[Herpes genitalis. A retrospective study].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature235567
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1987 Feb 16;149(8):516-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-16-1987