The Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a kind of lower urinary tract dysfunction that may happen when there are alterations in the physiologic urination process. The use of therapeutic exercises has shown itself very efficient in the treatment of UI, with the objective of improving the efficiency of the urethral sphincter during the intraabdominal pressure raise periods. Evaluate the efficiency of the perineal exercises and vaginal electrostimulation on the quality of life of women bearers of urinary incontinence. Method: About 10 patients with urinary incontinence (UI) were submitted to a series of perineal exercises and electrostimulation. A UI specific questionnaire “Incontinence Quality of Life Instrument” (I-QOL) was used for the evaluation of the patients.
The skin represents one of the major organs affected by the side effects of chemotherapy. Recognition of the wide range of cutaneous reactions that may occur and its association with a probable drug is sometimes difficult. On the one hand, the differential diagnosis of a skin reaction in a cancer patient with chemotherapy treatment includes a large number of etiologies: toxicity by the drug itself, infections, paraneoplastic syndromes, tumour dissemination, or nutritional deficiencies, among others.
With the use of combined chemotherapy regimens and the associations with other agents (biological drugs, hormonal treatments, etc.) the attribution of a reaction to a particular drug has become more complex. The suspicion is based on the knowledge and familiarization of the clinician with the most frequently described cutaneous patterns and the association with a specific agent, and the diagnosis is confirmed by the improvement of the condition after its suspension.
An Empirical Assessment of the Operational Efficiency of Electronic Banking: Evidence of Nigerian Banks
This study assessed the operational efficiency of electronic banking in Nigeria with a focus on the twenty-one Commercial banks listed on the Nigerian stock exchange at the end of year 2010. It examined the practice of e-banking since its inception in Nigeria in order to determine the significance of its relationship with improvement in core banking operations.
Secondary data were used for this study. Correlation technique as well as simple percentage were used to analyzed the data, and the student’s t-distribution was used to test the hypotheses. The study revealed that the practice of e-banking in Nigeria is significantly related to increased operational efficiency of Nigerian banks, though the security problem was found to exist. Based on these findings, the researchers recommend among others that government through CBN should provide adequate security measures towards the various e-banking products in Nigeria.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition affecting 2-6% of the US population, and is characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and various associated features, including fatigue, morning stiffness, unrefreshing sleep, and cognitive symptoms and physical and psychological impairment. Fibromyalgia has a major impact on quality of life (QOL). It has been shown that women with fibromyalgia have QOL below the general population and comparably lower than patients with other chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, permanent ostomy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, insulin-dependent diabetes, advanced cancer, or congestive heart failure.
The protection of Consumers from misleading claims concerning efficacy and other characteristics of cosmetic products are the central core of the worldwide regulatory framework. Cosmetic products are required to be effective when used by Consumers under normal, labelled or foreseeable conditions of use. In Europe, the regulation CE 655/2013 clearly states “Claims for cosmetic products, whether explicit or implicit, shall be supported by adequate and verifiable evidence regardless of the types of evidential support used to substantiate them, including where appropriate expert assessments”.
Organizational cynicism can be defined as negative attitude of the employees towards the organization for which he/she is serving. It is employee’s unfriendly attitude towards one’s organization due to the organizational policies, which tries to ditch its employees with false promises or with its dishonest behavior. It is a condition where employees lose confidence due to poor work atmosphere, leading to dissatisfaction, disturbances and hopelessness towards the organization.
Work satisfaction is closely associated with employee’s performance. Hence organizations must take enough steps in fostering the healthy work atmosphere. A study that tried to assess the link between the organizational cynicism and its impact on employee’s performance conducted at a Pakistan based teaching hospital revealed that although employees have negative attitude about the hospital they work, there are several other conditions like lack of basic facilities and training that is leading to poor performance.
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) provide rehabilitation care to patients after an injury, sickness, or surgery. Not every patient will require these services, but a significant number do utilize these services. Rehabilitation programs at IRFs include physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and prosthetic and orthotic devices.