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Maciej Matyja, Artur Pasternak, Mirosław Szura, Michał Pędziwiatr, Piotr Major, Kazimierz Rembiasz
Introduction: Colonoscopy plays a critical role in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and has been widely regarded as the gold standard. Cecal intubation rate (CIR) is one of the well-defined quality indicators used to assess colonoscopy. Aim: To assess the impact of new technologies on the quality of colonoscopy by assessing completion rates. Material and methods: This was a dual-center study at the 2nd Department of Surgery at Jagiellonian University Medical College and at the Specialist Center "Medicina" in Krakow, Poland...
March 2018: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
J L García Garmendia
Research in the critically ill is complex by the heterogeneity of patients, the difficulties to achieve representative sample sizes and the number of variables simultaneously involved. However, the quantity and quality of records is high as well as the relevance of the variables used, such as survival. The methodological tools have evolved to offering new perspectives and analysis models that allow extracting relevant information from the data that accompanies the critically ill patient. The need for training in methodology and interpretation of results is an important challenge for the intensivists who wish to be updated on the research developments and clinical advances in Intensive Medicine...
February 6, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Carmen Del Arco Galán, Belén Rodríguez Miranda, Juan González Del Castillo, César Carballo, Carlos Bibiano Guillén, Santiago Artillo, Òscar Miró, F Javier Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To compare the general, structural, and organizational characteristics of public hospital emergency departments in the Spanish autonomous communities of Madrid and Catalonia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive survey-based study covering 3 areas of inquiry: general hospital features (18 questions), structural features of the emergency department (14 questions), and organizational and work-related policies of the emergency department (30 questions). Hospitals were grouped according to complexity: local hospitals (level 1), high-technology or referral hospitals (levels 2-3)...
2017: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
C Sánchez-Jimeno, M J Escámez, C Ayuso, M J Trujillo-Tiebas, M Del Río
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease that causes mucocutaneous fragility. It comprises a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorder characterized by spontaneous or contact/friction-induced blistering. EB is classified into 4 types-simplex, junctional, dystrophic, and Kindler syndrome-and 30 subtypes. The disease is caused by defects in proteins implicated in dermal-epidermal adhesion. At least 19 genes have been characterized and more than 1000 mutations identified, thus rendering diagnosis complex...
November 24, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
V Gómez Tello, J Ruiz Moreno, M Weiss, E González Marín, P Merino de Cos, N Franco Garrobo, A Alonso Ovies, J C Montejo González, T Iber, G Marx, V Córcoles González, F Gordo Vidal, E Palencia Herrejón, J Roca Guiseris
Departments of Critical Care Medicine are characterized by high medical assistance costs and great complexity. Published recommendations on determining the needs of medical staff in the DCCM are based on low levels of evidence and attribute excessive significance to the structural/welfare approach (physician-to-beds ratio), thus generating incomplete and minimalistic information. The Spanish Society of Intensive Care Medicine and Coronary Units established a Technical Committee of experts, the purpose of which was to draft recommendations regarding requirements for medical professionals in the ICU...
January 2018: Medicina Intensiva
Joana Marques, Patrícia Rosado-Pinto
INTRODUCTION: To be a college teacher requires a permanent effort in developing specific competencies, namely in the pedagogical domain. This paper aims both to describe the pedagogical professional development program offered by the Medical Education Office of NOVA Medical School of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and to analyse its role in the enhancement of reflection around curriculum and teaching practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Description of the pedagogical programme offered between 2010 and 2016...
March 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Zuño Burstein
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January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
V López Camps, M A García García, M C Martín Delgado, J M Añón Elizalde, N Masnou Burrallo, O Rubio Sanchiz, A Estella García, J L Monzón Marín
INTRODUCTION: Multiple interventions are performed in critical patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICUs). This study explores the presence in the daily practice of ICUs of elements related to the 6 bioethics quality indicators of the Spanish Society of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine and Coronary Units, and the participation of their members in the hospital ethics committees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicenter observational study was carried out, using a survey exploring descriptive aspects of the ICUs, with 25 questions related to bioethics quality indicators, and assessing the participation of ICU members in the hospital ethics committees...
December 2017: Medicina Intensiva
Costantino Roberto Frack Costantini, Jose Antonio Ramires, Costantino Ortiz Costantini, Marcos Antonio Denk, Sergio Gustavo Tarbine, Marcelo de Freitas Santos, Daniel Aníbal Zanuttini, Carmen Weigert Silveira, Admar Moraes de Souza, Rafael Michel de Macedo
BACKGROUND: Functional assessment of coronary artery obstruction is used in cardiology practice to correlate anatomic obstructions with flow decrease. Among such assessments, the study of the coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) has become the most widely used. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between FFR and findings of ischemia obtained by noninvasive methods including stress echocardiography and nuclear medicine and the presence of critical coronary artery obstruction...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Adelina Anthony, Aimee Carrillo Rowe
This interview explores how performing artist, activist, writer, director, performer Adelina Anthony stages queer women of color affects as a complex terrain to mobilize a decolonial imaginary. Anthony's characters are complex, contradictory, surly, and resilient with whom audience members connect and feel deeply. Especially for queer women of color, who rarely get to see their own experiences on film or on stage, Anthony's work provides a critical forum for discussing, imagining, naming, and envisioning the connections between our personal struggles and broader forces of imperialism, heterosexual capitalism, and settler colonialism...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
M Llauradó-Serra, R Güell-Baró, A Castanera-Duro, I Sandalinas, E Argilaga, M L Fortes-Del Valle, M F Jiménez-Herrera, L Bordonado-Pérez, C Fuentes-Pumarola
BACKGROUND: The implementation of evidence based practice is essential in clinical practice. However, it is still a challenge in critical care patients. AIM: To identify the barriers for conducting research that nursing professionals perceive in intensive care and medical emergency departments, as well as to investigate the areas of interest and motivations to carry out research projects. METHOD: Cross-sectional and multicentre study carried out in 4 intensive care units and in one Medical Emergency Department emergency pre-hospital carein Catalonia on 2014...
October 2016: Enfermería Intensiva
Silene El-Fakhouri, Hugo Victor Cocca Gimenez Carrasco, Guilherme Campos Araújo, Inara Cristina Marciano Frini
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the epidemiological profile of the hospitalized population in the ICU of Hospital das Clínicas de Marília (Famema). METHOD: A retrospective, descriptive and quantitative study. Data regarding patients admitted to the ICU Famema was obtained from the Technical Information Center (Núcleo Técnico de Informações, NTI, Famema). For data analysis, we used the distribution of absolute and relative frequencies with simple statistical treatment...
May 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Carolina López-Rubalcava, Erika Estrada-Camarena
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anxiety and depression are considered the most prevalent psychiatric disorders worldwide. In Mexico, the use of medicinal plants to alleviate the symptoms associated with these psychiatric disorders is increasing. However, there is little scientific evidence that validates the efficacy of these plants. This evidence needs to be critically revised, and further studied to provided scientific support for their use. AIM OF THE STUDY: To identify the plants that are used in Mexico for the treatment of disorders related to anxiety and depression, and to review the current preclinical and when available, clinical information of these plants...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Keisuke Masuyama, Minoru Goto, Sachio Takeno, Nobuo Ohta, Mitsuhiro Okano, Atsushi Kamijo, Motohiko Suzuki, Tetsuya Terada, Daiju Sakurai, Shigetoshi Horiguchi, Kohei Honda, Shoji Matsune, Takechiyo Yamada, Masafumi Sakashita, Atsushi Yuta, Takashi Fuchiwaki, Ikuyo Miyanohara, Takeo Nakayama, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Shigeharu Fujieda
OBJECTIVE: Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) appears to offer practical advantages for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR). Based on a review of the scientific literature, we present recommendations as guiding principles to administer SLIT safely. METHODS: Clinical questions concerning SLIT were prepared. Literature published between January 2003 and December 2012 was searched from PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Japana Centra Revuo Medicina. Qualified studies were analyzed and the results were evaluated, consolidated, and codified...
February 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Enrico Lavezzo, Marco Falda, Paolo Fontana, Luca Bianco, Stefano Toppo
Argot2.5 (Annotation Retrieval of Gene Ontology Terms) is a web server designed to predict protein function. It is an updated version of the previous Argot2 enriched with new features in order to enhance its usability and its overall performance. The algorithmic strategy exploits the grouping of Gene Ontology terms by means of semantic similarity to infer protein function. The tool has been challenged over two independent benchmarks and compared to Argot2, PANNZER, and a baseline method relying on BLAST, proving to obtain a better performance thanks to the contribution of some key interventions in critical steps of the working pipeline...
January 15, 2016: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Ana E del Pozo, Maria D Pérez-Rosales, Cesar de Almeida-Neto, Mirta C Remesar, Armando D Cortes, Raquel Baumgratz Delgado, Alfredo Mendrone, Ester Sabino
Blood transfusion safety is a critical part of appropriate health care. Considering the limited information available on the use of blood and its components in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Grupo Cooperativo iberoamericano de Medicina Transfusional (Ibero-American Cooperative Group for Transfusion Medicine; GCIAMT), through its Research and International Affairs committees, carried out a project to develop a protocol that would facilitate the evaluation of blood usage at the country, jurisdiction, and institutional levels in varied country contexts...
June 2015: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
Masayo Kojima, Takeo Nakayama, Yutaka Kawahito, Yuko Kaneko, Mitsumasa Kishimoto, Shintaro Hirata, Yohei Seto, Hirahito Endo, Hiromu Ito, Toshihisa Kojima, Keiichiro Nishida, Isao Matsushita, Kiichiro Tsutani, Ataru Igarashi, Naoyuki Kamatani, Mieko Hasegawa, Nobuyuki Miyasaka, Hisashi Yamanaka
OBJECTIVES: To describe the process of collecting and evaluating evidence for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for developing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for rheumatologists in Japan. METHODS: The task force comprised rheumatologists, epidemiologists, health economists, and patients. First, the critical outcomes were determined according to a three-round Delphi method, and eight topics with 88 clinical questions (CQs) were formulated. A systematic review of CQs was conducted using the Cochran Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, and Japana Centra Revvo Medicina (2003-2012)...
2016: Modern Rheumatology
Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo, Jhon William Mejía-Dolores, Joel L Chalco-Huamán
This bibliometric study describes the characteristics of letters to the editor published between 2006-2013 in biomedical journals indexed in SciELO-Peru.253 letters (10.3% of total publications) were collected. Most letters (139) were in the Peruvian Journal of Experimental Medicine and Public Health, with marked increase throughout those years. 25% of letters submitted included medical student participation. 14% of authors presented with international affiliations and 27% with endogenous affiliation - common in university journals (Anales de la Facultad de Medicina, Revista Médica Herediana)...
January 2015: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
Maria Paula Gomes Mourão, Michele de Souza Bastos, Regina Maria Pinto de Figueiredo, João Bosco de Lima Gimaque, Valquíria do Carmo Rodrigues Alves, Maria das Graças Gomes Saraiva, Mário Luis Garcia Figueiredo, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Maurício Lacerda Nogueira, Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
The Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT-HVD), located in Manaus, the capital of the State of Amazonas (Western Brazilian Amazon), is a pioneering institution in this region regarding the syndromic surveillance of acute febrile illness, including arboviral infections. Based on the data from patients at the FMT-HVD, we have detected recurrent outbreaks in Manaus by the four dengue serotypes in the past 15 years, with increasing severity of the disease. This endemicity has culminated in the simultaneous circulation of all four serotypes in 2011, the first time this has been reported in Brazil...
2015: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Sonia M D Brucki, Norberto Anísio Frota, Pedro Schestatsky, Adélia Henriques Souza, Valentina Nicole Carvalho, Maria Luiza Giraldes Manreza, Maria Fernanda Mendes, Elizabeth Comini-Frota, Cláudia Vasconcelos, Vitor Tumas, Henrique B Ferraz, Egberto Barbosa, Mauro Eduardo Jurno
The use of cannabidiol in some neurological conditions was allowed by Conselho Regional de Medicina de São Paulo and by Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA). Specialists on behalf of Academia Brasileira de Neurologia prepared a critical statement about use of cannabidiol and other cannabis derivatives in neurological diseases.
April 2015: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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