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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445982/serum-uric-acid-level-as-a-cardio-cerebrovascular-event-risk-factor-in-middle-aged-and-non-obese-chinese-men
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Zhi-Jun Li, Chen-Ju Yi, Jing Li, Na Tang
AIM: The role of uric acid as a risk factor for cardio-cerebrovascular diseases is controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum uric acid level and the risk of cardio-cerebrovascular events in middle-aged and non-obese Chinese men. METHODS: We included 3152 participants from the health examination center of Tongji Hospital from June 2007 to June 2010. Clinical examination and medical records were collected at the annual health examination...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445684/patient-staffing-and-health-centre-factors-associated-with-annual-testing-for-sexually-transmissible-infections-in-remote-primary-health-centres
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Belinda Hengel, Handan Wand, James Ward, Alice Rumbold, Linda Garton, Debbie Taylor-Thomson, Bronwyn Silver, Skye McGregor, Amalie Dyda, Jacqueline Mein, Janet Knox, Lisa Maher, John Kaldor, Rebecca Guy
Background: In high-incidence Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) settings, annual re-testing is an important public health strategy. Using baseline laboratory data (2009-10) from a cluster randomised trial in 67 remote Aboriginal communities, the extent of re-testing was determined, along with the associated patient, staffing and health centre factors. Methods: Annual testing was defined as re-testing in 9-15 months (guideline recommendation) and a broader time period of 5-15 months following an initial negative CT/NG test...
April 27, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445558/clinical-characteristics-of-connective-tissue-nevi-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-with-special-emphasis-on-shagreen-patches
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Michelle A Bongiorno, Neera Nathan, Oyetewa Oyerinde, Ji-An Wang, Chyi-Chia Richard Lee, G Thomas Brown, Joel Moss, Thomas N Darling
Importance: Patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) frequently develop collagenous connective tissue nevi. The prototypical lesion is a large shagreen patch located on the lower back, but some patients only manifest small collagenomas or have lesions elsewhere on the body. The ability to recognize these variable presentations can be important for the diagnosis of TSC. Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics of connective tissue nevi on the trunk and extremities of patients with tuberous sclerosis complex...
April 26, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445530/computation-of-adherence-to-medication-and-visualization-of-medication-histories-in-r-with-adherer-towards-transparent-and-reproducible-use-of-electronic-healthcare-data
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Alexandra Lelia Dima, Dan Dediu
Adherence to medications is an important indicator of the quality of medication management and impacts on health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Electronic healthcare data (EHD) are increasingly used to estimate adherence in research and clinical practice, yet standardization and transparency of data processing are still a concern. Comprehensive and flexible open-source algorithms can facilitate the development of high-quality, consistent, and reproducible evidence in this field. Some EHD-based clinical decision support systems (CDSS) include visualization of medication histories, but this is rarely integrated in adherence analyses and not easily accessible for data exploration or implementation in new clinical settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445319/intraoperative-cardiac-arrest-a-10-year-study-of-patients-undergoing-tumorous-surgery-in-a-tertiary-referral-cancer-center-in-china
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Fei Han, Yufeng Wang, Yue Wang, Jiaxu Dong, Chaoran Nie, Meng Chen, Lina Hou
Intraoperative cardiac arrest (IOCA) is a lethal complication of noncardiac surgery. According to several reports, immediate survival after IOCA is approximately 50%. In this study, a retrospective case analysis was performed to determine the incidence of IOCA, the potential causes of cardiac arrest, and the risk factors of no resuscitation in patients undergoing tumorous surgery.The medical records of surgery patients who experienced cardiac arrest during the intraoperative period between 2005 and 2014 were reviewed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445267/different-clinical-presentations-of-choledochal-cyst-among-infants-and-older-children-a-10-year-retrospective-study
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Davoud Badebarin, Saeid Aslanabadi, Amir Teimouri-Dereshki, Masoud Jamshidi, Tuba Tarverdizadeh, Kaveh Shad, Kamyar Ghabili, Ghazal Khajir
Choledochal cyst is a rare and often benign congenital cystic dilation throughout the biliary tree. Due to the benign nature of choledochal cyst among early-diagnosed patients, the clinical assumption and diagnosis seem to be of utmost significance. Therefore, we sought to assess different clinical manifestations of choledochal cyst and relevant laboratory findings in infants and older children.Retrospectively, medical records of all patients with the diagnosis of choledochal cyst between 2005 and 2015 were reviewed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445250/enteric-fever-in-children-in-western-sydney-australia-2003-2015
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Ameneh Khatami, Fouzia Khan, Kristine K Macartney
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever is a vaccine-preventable disease with cases in Australia predominantly acquired overseas. The aim of this study was to define the burden of enteric fever in children presenting to a pediatric hospital in Western Sydney between 2003 and 2015. METHODS: Cases between January 2003 and December 2013 were ascertained through medical records using ICD-coded discharge diagnoses, cross-referenced with microbiology laboratory data for all isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444995/peripheral-artery-disease-and-risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Pratik B Sandesara, Muhammad Hammadah, Ayman Samman-Tahhan, Heval M Kelli, Wesley T O'Neal
BACKGROUND: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is associated with an increased mortality risk, but the risk of individual outcomes associated with PAD in this patient group is less clear. HYPOTHESIS: PAD is associated with adverse outcomes in HFpEF, including hospitalization and specific cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: We examined the association between PAD and adverse outcomes in 3385 patients with HFpEF (mean age, 69 ± 9...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444896/agreement-between-finger-plethysmography-and-brachial-oscillometry-derived-blood-pressure-measurements
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Philip D Allan, Terrence O'Donnell, Yu-Chieh Tzeng
PURPOSE: Blood pressure (BP) is commonly assessed by brachial oscillometry in clinical practice, whereas in physiological studies, finger plethysmography is often employed. This study assessed the limits of agreement between BP metrics obtained from each device. METHODS: In 96 participants, we simultaneously recorded BP by brachial oscillometry (BP+; Uscom, Sydney, NSW, Australia) and finger plethysmography (Finometer MIDI, MLE1054-V; Finapres Medical Systems B...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444845/preoperative-sepsis-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-major-complications-after-lower-extremity-amputation-in-patients-with-diabetic-end-stage-renal-disease
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Young Hwan Park, Jong Hyub Song, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
AIM: Patients with diabetic end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at increased risk of lower extremity amputation (LEA) and postoperative complications compared to those without diabetic ESRD. This study sought to determine the factors that influence complications following LEA in patients with diabetic ESRD. METHODS: A total of 41 patients with diabetic ESRD (total of 46 amputations) who underwent LEA were enrolled in this study. The electronic medical records were retrospectively reviewed to identify the predictors of postoperative complications...
April 26, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444838/modified-brow-suspension-technique-for-the-treatment-of-pseudoptosis-due-to-redundant-frontal-skin-in-the-dog-a-retrospective-study-of-25-cases
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Martí Cairó, Marta Leiva, Daniel Costa, Maria Teresa Peña
PURPOSE: To describe the outcome of modified brow suspension technique for the treatment of upper eyelid pseudoptosis in canine patients with redundant frontal skin folds. METHODS: Medical records from 1999 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Only dogs that underwent modified brow suspension for treating bilateral pseudoptosis were included in the study. Recorded data included breed, age, gender, main ophthalmic complaint, ocular findings, suture material used for brow suspension, number of slings placed, postoperative treatment, complications, follow-up time, and outcome...
April 25, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444760/vancomycin-levels-are-frequently-subtherapeutic-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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V Bakke, H Sporsem, E Von der Lippe, I Nordøy, Y Lao, H C Nyrerød, L Sandvik, K R Hårvig, J F Bugge, E Helset
BACKGROUND: Appropriate utilization of vancomycin is important to attain therapeutic targets while avoiding clinical failure and the development of antimicrobial resistance. Our aim was to observe the use of vancomycin in an intensive care population, with the main focus on achievement of therapeutic serum concentrations (15-20 mg/l) and to evaluate how this was influenced by dose regimens, use of guidelines and therapeutic drug monitoring. METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in the intensive care units at two tertiary hospitals in Norway...
April 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444652/-establishment-of-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care-in-the-medical-valley-of-the-european-metropolitan-area-nuremberg
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Steven Hébert, Chara Gravou-Apostolatou, Wolfgang Rascher
Background As part of the 2007 health reform in Germany the structure of outpatient palliative care for children and adolescents was adopted for the first time and then implemented in Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2009. Methods The introduction of Pediatric Palliative Home Care (PPHC) at the Hospital for Children and Adolescents at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was retrospectively analyzed between the years 2009 to 2014. Referring medical records (paper-based and electronic) were evaluated systematically. Results Considering 69 patients within this study, 44 (63...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444475/vertebral-abnormality-without-spine-curvature-deformity-on-prenatal-ultrasonography-sonographic-findings-and-postnatal-radiographic-correlations
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Mi Jin Song, Young-Hwa Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate prenatal US features and postnatal radiographic findings of fetuses with a sonographically detected vertebral abnormality (VA) without spine-curvature deformity (SCD). METHODS: Twenty-six fetuses showing a VA without SCD on prenatal US at our ultrasound center for a 5-year period were retrospectively identified and evaluated for sonographic data and coexisting anomalies. Medical records and postnatal radiographs of all 16 live births were reviewed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444317/undocumented-and-documented-migrants-with-chronic-diseases-in-family-practice-in-the-netherlands
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Jonathan S O van de Sande, Maria E T C van den Muijsenbergh
Background.: Undocumented migrants (UM) face many barriers in accessing healthcare. It is unknown how these affect the care of UM with chronic diseases in general practices. In the Netherlands, a General practitioner (GP) is the gatekeeper to the healthcare system and primary care provider for UM. Objective.: To get insight into GP care for chronic diseases in UM compared with documented migrants (DM). Methods.: A survey study of medical records of UM and DM in five general practices in the Netherlands with extensive experience in caring for UM...
April 21, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444172/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-psoriasis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-general-population-based-cohort-study
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Alexis Ogdie, Neilia Kay McGill, Daniel B Shin, Junko Takeshita, Thorvardur Jon Love, Megan H Noe, Zelma C Chiesa Fuxench, Hyon K Choi, Nehal N Mehta, Joel M Gelfand
Aims: To determine the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) defined as the combined endpoint of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with population controls. Methods and results: A cohort study was conducted in a primary care medical record database in the UK with data from 1994-2014 among patients with PsA, RA, or psoriasis. Cox proportional hazards models were used to calculate the relative hazards for DVT, PE, and VTE...
April 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444092/patients-with-endometriosis-using-positive-coping-strategies-have-less-depression-stress-and-pelvic-pain
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Lilian Donatti, Denise Gimenez Ramos, Marina de Paula Andres, Leigh Jonathan Passman, Sérgio Podgaec
Objective: To determine the correlations between coping strategies, depression, stress levels and pain perception in patients with endometriosis. Methods: This prospective and exploratory study included 171 women undergoing treatment for endometriosis between April and August 2014. The questionnaires used were Brief COPE, Beck Depression Inventory, Lipp's Stress Symptom Inventory for Adults and Visual Analogue Scale. Clinical data were collected from electronic medical records...
2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444085/blood-pressure-documentation-in-the-emergency-department
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Ana Carolina Queiroz Godoy Daniel, Juliana Pereira Machado, Eugenia Velludo Veiga
Objective: To analyze the frequency of blood pressure documentation performed by nursing professionals in an emergency department. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, observational, descriptive, and analytical study, which included medical records of adult patients admitted to the observation ward of an emergency department, between March and May 2014. Data were obtained through a collection instrument divided into three parts: patient identification, triage data, and blood pressure documentation...
2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444026/use-of-pharmacy-records-to-measure-treatment-adherence-a-critical-review-of-the-literature
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Elisangela da Costa Lima-Dellamora, Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro, Livia Gonçalves Dos Santos Lima Madruga, Thiago Botelho Azeredo
The current frame of reference on adherence to pharmacotherapy includes a set of behaviors experienced by the user, with observation of the detailed and continuous history of the use of each dose of the medication. Indicators based on pharmacy records have been used to measure adherence. The current review aimed to identify and describe indicators based on pharmacy records and to discuss their adequacy and limitations for measuring adherence. An exploratory literature review was conducted in three databases using the terms "adherence", "pharmacy records/administrative data", and "measure" to compose the descriptors for the selection of 81 articles and the elaboration of a chart with the denomination, sources, methods for calculation, description, and interpretation of the operational and referential meaning of 14 indicators...
April 20, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444006/scale-up-of-collaborative-tb-hiv-activities-in-guyana
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Brian J Baker, Brandy Peterson, Jeetendra Mohanlall, Shanti Singh, Collene Hicks, Ruth Jacobs, Ruth Ramos, Barbara Allen, Eric Pevzner
Objective: To assess scale-up of recommended tuberculosis (TB)/HIV activities in Guyana and to identify specific strategies for further expansion. Methods: Medical records and clinic registers were reviewed at nine TB clinics and 10 HIV clinics. At TB clinics, data were collected on HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy (ART) for patients with TB/HIV; at HIV clinics, data were collected on intensified case finding (ICF), tuberculin skin test (TST) results, and provision of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT)...
April 20, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
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