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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782079/the-dipep-diagnosis-of-pe-in-pregnancy-study-an-observational-study-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-assessment-d-dimer-and-chest-x-ray-for-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum
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Steve Goodacre, Kimberley Horspool, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Marian Knight, Neil Shephard, Fiona Lecky, Steven Thomas, Beverley J Hunt, Gordon Fuller
OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical features associated with PE diagnosis and determine the accuracy of decision rules and D-dimer for diagnosing suspected PE in pregnant/postpartum women. DESIGN: Observational cohort study augmented with additional cases. SETTING: Emergency departments and maternity units at eleven prospectively recruiting sites and maternity units in the United Kingdom Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS). POPULATION: 324 pregnant/postpartum women with suspected PE and 198 pregnant/postpartum women with diagnosed PE...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779924/management-of-nocturnal-enuresis-in-taiwan-consensus-statements-of-the-taiwan-enuresis-expert-committee
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Ta-Min Wang, Stephen Shei-Dei Yang, Jeng-Daw Tsai, Mei-Ching Yu, Yee-Hsuan Chiou, Kuo-Liang Chen, Hong-Lin Cheng, Jesun Lin, Hsiao-Wen Chen, Hann-Chorng Kuo, Shyh-Chyan Chen
Nocturnal enuresis causes significant psychological distress to affected children and their family and requires appropriate management. A 12-member expert committee of pediatric urologists and pediatric nephrologists in Taiwan with extensive experience in treating enuresis was established to develop consensus statements and a recommended treatment algorithm for the management of patients with nocturnal enuresis in Taiwan after careful consideration of current evidence, existing guidelines, and expert opinion as well as local practice and culture...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779675/utilization-of-head-ct-during-injury-visits-to-united-states-emergency-departments-2012-2015
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Brian J Yun, Pierre Borczuk, Kori S Zachrison, Joshua N Goldstein, Yosef Berlyand, Ali S Raja
INTRODUCTION: Studies have shown increasing utilization of head computed tomography (CT) imaging of emergency department (ED) patients presenting with an injury-related visit. Multiple initiatives, including the Choosing Wisely™ campaign and evidence-based clinical decision support based on validated decision rules, have targeted head CT use in patients with injuries. Therefore, we investigated national trends in the use of head CT during injury-related ED visits from 2012 to 2015. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of data from the annual United States (U...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776497/the-nitty-gritty-of-clinical-decision-rules
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Guy Carmelli, Andrew Grock, Enid Picart, Jessica Mason
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775736/surgical-consent-practice-in-the-uk-following-the-montgomery-ruling-a-national-cross-sectional-questionnaire-study
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Chris McKinnon, Dafydd Loughran, Roísín Finn, Madeline Coxwell-Matthewman, Deva Sanjeeva Jeyaretna, Adam P Williams
BACKGROUND: The Supreme Court case of Montgomery vs Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015 was a landmark case for consent practice in the UK which shifted focus from a traditional paternalistic model of consent towards a more patient-centered approach. Widely recognised as the most significant legal judgment on informed consent in the last 30 years, the case was predicted to have a major impact on the everyday practice of surgeons working in the UK National Health Service (NHS). Two years after the legal definition of informed consent was redefined, we carried out an audit of surgical consent practice across the UK to establish the impact of the Montgomery ruling on clinical practice...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775203/optimal-two-stage-dynamic-treatment-regimes-from-a-classification-perspective-with-censored-survival-data
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Rebecca Hager, Anastasios A Tsiatis, Marie Davidian
Clinicians often make multiple treatment decisions at key points over the course of a patient's disease. A dynamic treatment regime is a sequence of decision rules, each mapping a patient's observed history to the set of available, feasible treatment options at each decision point, and thus formalizes this process. An optimal regime is one leading to the most beneficial outcome on average if used to select treatment for the patient population. We propose a method for estimation of an optimal regime involving two decision points when the outcome of interest is a censored survival time, which is based on maximizing a locally efficient, doubly robust, augmented inverse probability weighted estimator for average outcome over a class of regimes...
May 18, 2018: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
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Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771251/-ebm-guidelines-protocols-knowledge-attitudes-and-utilization-in-the-era-of-law-on-professional-responsibility-and-safety-of-health-care
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Silvia Minozzi, Francesca Ruggiero, Matteo Capobussi, Marien González-Lorenzo, Micaela La Regina, Alessandro Squizzato, Lorenzo Moja, Francesco Orlandini
INTRODUCTION: <AbstractText Label="INTRODUCTION" NlmCategory="BACKGROUND">The knowledge of principles and methods of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and the use of Clinical Practice Guidelines to inform clinical decisions are recognised as key instruments to improve the quality of care. In Italy the Parliament has revised the legal system that rules the responsibilities of health professionals and health care safety, prescribing health professionals to adhere to guidelines and good practice recommendations...
May 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768294/a-pilot-study-to-reduce-computed-tomography-utilization-for-pediatric-mild-head-injury-in-the-emergency-department-using-a-clinical-decision-support-tool-and-a-structured-parent-discussion-tool
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Rakesh S Engineer, Seth R Podolsky, Baruch S Fertel, Purva Grover, Heather Jimenez, Erin L Simon, Courtney M Smalley
INTRODUCTION: The American College of Emergency Physicians embarked on the "Choosing Wisely" campaign to avoid computed tomographic (CT) scans in patients with minor head injury who are at low risk based on validated decision rules. We hypothesized that a Pediatric Mild Head Injury Care Path could be developed and implemented to reduce inappropriate CT utilization with support of a clinical decision support tool (CDST) and a structured parent discussion tool. METHODS: A quality improvement project was initiated for 9 weeks to reduce inappropriate CT utilization through 5 interventions: (1) engagement of leadership, (2) provider education, (3) incorporation of a parent discussion tool to guide discussion during the emergency department (ED) visit between the parent and the provider, (4) CDST embedded in the electronic medical record, and (5) importation of data into the note to drive compliance...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762678/using-statistical-anomaly-detection-models-to-find-clinical-decision-support-malfunctions
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Soumi Ray, Dustin S McEvoy, Skye Aaron, Thu-Trang Hickman, Adam Wright
Objective: Malfunctions in Clinical Decision Support (CDS) systems occur due to a multitude of reasons, and often go unnoticed, leading to potentially poor outcomes. Our goal was to identify malfunctions within CDS systems. Methods: We evaluated 6 anomaly detection models: (1) Poisson Changepoint Model, (2) Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Model, (3) Hierarchical Divisive Changepoint (HDC) Model, (4) Bayesian Changepoint Model, (5) Seasonal Hybrid Extreme Studentized Deviate (SHESD) Model, and (6) E-Divisive with Median (EDM) Model and characterized their ability to find known anomalies...
May 11, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753518/application-of-the-canadian-computed-tomography-head-rule-to-patients-with-minimal-head-injury
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Kevin Davey, Turandot Saul, Geoffrey Russel, Jonathan Wassermann, Joshua Quaas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Two clinical decision rules, the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria, set the standard to guide clinicians in determining which patients with minor head trauma need computed tomography (CT) imaging. Both rules were derived with patients with minor head injury who had had a loss of consciousness or witnessed disorientation. No evidence exists for evaluating patients and need for CT imaging with minimal head injury; that is, patients who had a head injury but no loss of consciousness or disorientation and therefore would have been excluded from the Canadian CT Head Rule and New Orleans Criteria trials...
May 9, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749424/clinical-decision-rules-in-emergency-care
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Swee Han Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745908/local-use-of-granulocyte-macrophages-colony-stimulating-factor-in-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-neuropathic-ulcer-case-review
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E Karlafti, Ch Savopoulos, A Hatzitolios, T Didangelos
One of the main causes of amputations in patients with Diabetes Mellitus patients is a chronic diabetic foot ulcer. The authors present a clinical case and discussion of a successful use of Granulocyte-Macrophages Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) treatment for the promotion of healing of a chronic diabetic foot ulcer. A 65 year-old woman was admitted to the Diabetes Center with complaints of a deep non-healing chronic foot ulcer for the last 18 months. At the examination a 5 cm ulcer on the plantar surface of the right foot was revealed...
April 2018: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745479/predictors-of-one-and-two-year-mortality-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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José M Quintana, Nerea González, Santiago Lázaro, Marisa Baré, Nerea Fernandez de Larrea, Maximino Redondo, Eduardo Briones, Antonio Escobar, Cristina Sarasqueta, Susana García-Gutierrez, Ane Antón-Ladislao
AIM: Tools are needed to aid in the assessment of prognosis of patients with rectal cancer regarding the risk of medium-term mortality. The aim of this study was to develop and validate clinical prediction rules for 1- and 2-year mortality in patients undergoing surgery for rectal cancer. METHOD: A prospective cohort study of patients diagnosed with rectal cancer who underwent surgery was carried out. The main outcomes were mortality at 1 and 2 years after surgery...
May 10, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726414/separating-business-logic-from-medical-knowledge-in-digital-clinical-workflows-using-business-process-model-and-notation-and-arden-syntax
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Jeroen S de Bruin, Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Harald Leitich, Andrea Rappelsberger
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based clinical guidelines have a major positive effect on the physician's decision-making process. Computer-executable clinical guidelines allow for automated guideline marshalling during a clinical diagnostic process, thus improving the decision-making process. OBJECTIVES: Implementation of a digital clinical guideline for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B as a computerized workflow, thereby separating business logic from medical knowledge and decision-making...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724248/predicting-unfavorable-long-term-outcome-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-results-from-the-nordic-cohort-study
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Veronika Rypdal, Ellen Dalen Arnstad, Kristiina Aalto, Lillemor Berntson, Maria Ekelund, Anders Fasth, Mia Glerup, Troels Herlin, Susan Nielsen, Suvi Peltoniemi, Marek Zak, Marite Rygg, Martin Rypdal, Ellen Nordal
BACKGROUND: The aim was to develop prediction rules that may guide early treatment decisions based on baseline clinical predictors of long-term unfavorable outcome in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: In the Nordic JIA cohort, we assessed baseline disease characteristics as predictors of the following outcomes 8 years after disease onset. Non-achievement of remission off medication according to the preliminary Wallace criteria, functional disability assessed by Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and Physical Summary Score (PhS) of the Child Health Questionnaire, and articular damage assessed by the Juvenile Arthritis Damage Index-Articular (JADI-A)...
May 3, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718426/geno2pheno-ngs-freq-a-genotypic-interpretation-system-for-identifying-viral-drug-resistance-using-next-generation-sequencing-data
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Matthias Döring, Joachim Büch, Georg Friedrich, Alejandro Pironti, Prabhav Kalaghatgi, Elena Knops, Eva Heger, Martin Obermeier, Martin Däumer, Alexander Thielen, Rolf Kaiser, Thomas Lengauer, Nico Pfeifer
Identifying resistance to antiretroviral drugs is crucial for ensuring the successful treatment of patients infected with viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV). In contrast to Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing (NGS) can detect resistance mutations in minority populations. Thus, genotypic resistance testing based on NGS data can offer novel, treatment-relevant insights. Since existing web services for analyzing resistance in NGS samples are subject to long processing times and follow strictly rules-based approaches, we developed geno2pheno[ngs-freq], a web service for rapidly identifying drug resistance in HIV-1 and HCV samples...
May 1, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709643/development-of-a-tool-predicting-severity-of-allergic-reaction-during-peanut-challenge
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R Sharon Chinthrajah, Natasha Purington, Sandra Andorf, Jaime S Rosa, Kaori Mukai, Robert Hamilton, Bridget Marie Smith, Ruchi Gupta, Stephen J Galli, Manisha Desai, Kari C Nadeau
BACKGROUND: Reliable prognostic markers for predicting severity of allergic reactions during oral food challenges (OFC) have not been established. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a predictive algorithm of a food challenge severity score (CSS) to identify those at higher risk for severe reactions to a standardized peanut OFC. METHODS: Medical history and allergy tests were obtained for 120 peanut-allergic participants who underwent double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenges (DBPCFCs)...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707345/hiv-negative-pulmonary-disease-caused-by-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-southern-brazil-clinical-and-microbiological-characterization
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Fernanda Guioti Puga, Renata Helena Candido Pocente, Erica Chimara, Valdes Roberto Bollela
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have been identified with increasing frequency in the clinical practice. The aim of this study was to characterize NTM isolates in respiratory specimens from patients with pulmonary disease and to correlate this with clinical/radiological findings, decision to start treatment and outcomes. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed and included all patients who had at least one NTM isolated in respiratory specimens between 2011 and 2014...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700949/optimal-planning-of-phase-ii-iii-programs-for-clinical-trials-with-multiple-endpoints
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Meinhard Kieser, Marietta Kirchner, Eva Dölger, Heiko Götte
Owing to increased costs and competition pressure, drug development becomes more and more challenging. Therefore, there is a strong need for improving efficiency of clinical research by developing and applying methods for quantitative decision making. In this context, the integrated planning for phase II/III programs plays an important role as numerous quantities can be varied that are crucial for cost, benefit, and program success. Recently, a utility-based framework has been proposed for an optimal planning of phase II/III programs that puts the choice of decision boundaries and phase II sample sizes on a quantitative basis...
April 26, 2018: Pharmaceutical Statistics
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