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Healthcare professionals' experiences of delivering sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents: A literature review.

Enferm Clin 2021 Apr;31 Suppl 2:S366-S371

Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom.

This literature review was conducted systematically to identify the gap in knowledge and practice related to the provision of sexual health to adolescents worldwide. The search was limited to peer-reviewed articles published between 2002 and 2018. Thirty-two relevant articles were identified and reviewed for quality assessment by using the Hawker critical appraisal tool. Read More

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Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods among healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Trop Med Int Health 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

National Department of Health, Affordable Medicines Directorate, Essential Drugs Programme, South Africa.

Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions (KAP) of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods among healthcare workers (HCWs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted following the PRISMA method. Two authors independently searched three electronic databases for studies published between 2000 and January 2020 reporting on the KAP of LARC methods among HCWs in SSA. Read More

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The relationship between lower urinary tract dysfunctions and urinary leakage from ureterocystoneoanastomosis in male patients after kidney transplantation.

Bratisl Lek Listy 2021 ;122(5):336-340

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of lower urinary tract dysfunctions with urinary leakage from ureterocystoneoanastomosis (UCNA) after kidney transplantation.

Background: The UCNA leakage after kidney transplantation can be associated with various conditions while severe lower urinary tract dysfunctions could be one of them.

Methods: The analysis included all men who underwent kidney transplantation between January 2009 and December 2014. Read More

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January 2021

Hospice care providers experiences of grappling with medical assistance in dying in a hospice setting: a qualitative descriptive study.

BMC Palliat Care 2021 Apr 12;20(1):55. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Northern Medical Program, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, British Columbia, V2N 4Z9, Canada.

Background: Rapid implementation of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) across care settings has challenged providers and organizations, including hospices, to develop and implement new modes of practice. The aim of this study was to examine the effects that legalization of MAiD has had on hospice care provider roles within the non-provider context.

Methods: Eight in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted and a qualitative descriptive approach used to examine hospice care providers experiences in a small western Canadian city. Read More

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Experiences and emotional strain of NHS frontline workers during the peak of the COVID19 pandemic.

Int J Soc Psychiatry 2021 Apr 13:207640211006153. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Nottingham City CAMHS Looked After Children's Team, UK.

Background: The mental health of the population has been negatively affected due to the pandemic. Frontline healthcare workers with increased exposure to COVID diagnosis, treatment and care were especially likely to report psychological burden, fear, anxiety and depression.

Aim: To elicit how working as a health professional during the pandemic is impacting on the psychological wellbeing of frontline staff. Read More

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Extending the "Reach" of the Short-Scar Facelift with Energy Devices-An Early Report.

Fred G Fedok

Facial Plast Surg 2021 Apr 12;37(2):259-266. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Surgery, Fedok Plastic Surgery, Foley, Alabama.

Facial rejuvenation has become more popular. A wider breadth of the patient population is seeking procedures to preserve their youthful facial attributes and to remedy age-related deleterious changes. Along with this increasing interest in facial rejuvenation is also the expressed desire for any interventions to be relatively low risk, with limited recovery, and with achievable positive results. Read More

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