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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322097/toward-a-leading-indicator-of-catastrophic-shifts-in-complex-systems-assessing-changing-conditions-in-nation-states
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Leisha Vance, Tarsha Eason, Heriberto Cabezas, Michael E Gorman
The 20th century was characterized by substantial change on a global scale. There were multiple wars and unrest, social and political transitions, technological innovation and widespread development that impacted every corner of the earth. In order to assess the sustainability implications of these changes, we conducted a study of three advanced nations particularly affected during this time: France, Germany and the United States (USA). All three nation states withstood these changes and yet continued to thrive, which speaks to their resilience...
December 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310496/survey-to-identify-depth-of-penetration-of-critical-incident-reporting-systems-in-austrian-healthcare-facilities
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Gerald Sendlhofer, Harald Eder, Karina Leitgeb, Roland Gorges, Heidelinde Jakse, Marianne Raiger, Silvia Türk, Walter Petschnig, Gudrun Pregartner, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Gernot Brunner
Incident reporting systems or so-called critical incident reporting systems (CIRS) were first recommended for use in health care more than 15 years ago. The uses of these CIRS are highly variable among countries, ranging from being used to report critical incidents, falls, or sentinel events resulting in death. In Austria, CIRS have only been introduced to the health care sector relatively recently. The goal of this work, therefore, was to determine whether and specifically how CIRS are used in Austria. A working group from the Austrian Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ASQS) developed a survey on the topic of CIRS to collect information on penetration of CIRS in general and on how CIRS reports are used to increase patient safety...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305989/the-immune-response-of-mytilus-edulis-hemocytes-exposed-to-vibrio-splendidus-lgp32-strain-a-transcriptomic-attempt-at-identifying-molecular-actors
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Marion Tanguy, Sophie Gauthier-Clerc, Jocelyne Pellerin, Jean-Michel Danger, Ahmed Siah
The marine mussel Mytilus edulis, tolerant to a wide range of environmental changes, combines a key role as a sentinel species for environmental monitoring programs and a significant economic importance. Mortality events caused by infective agents and parasites have not been described in mussels, which suggests an efficient immune system. This study aims at identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in the early immune responses M. edulis' hemocytes challenged with Vibrio splendidus LGP32 strain during 2, 4 and 6 h...
January 3, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286930/hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-planned-delivery-before-intrapartum-events
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David Odd, Axel Heep, Karen Luyt, Tim Draycott
BACKGROUND: Mothers are increasingly given greater control over many of the choices around birth, although there is little robust evidence to inform these choices. After an infant is born with HIE the question of whether it was predictable, or preventable, is often raised. Intrapartum 'sentinel' events and antenatal predictors of HIE have been well described, however there is little evidence how antenatal and intrapartum factors interact. This is particularly important when elective delivery by lower segment caesarean section (LSCS) has been shown to be beneficial in high risk groups...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235045/axillary-staging-for-breast-cancer-during-pregnancy-feasibility-and-safety-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy
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S N Han, F Amant, E H Cardonick, S Loibl, F A Peccatori, O Gheysens, C A Sangalli, V Nekljudova, K Dahl Steffensen, M Mhallem Gziri, C P Schröder, C A R Lok, A Verest, P Neven, A Smeets, G Pruneri, M Cremonesi, O Gentilini
BACKGROUND: Safety of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer during pregnancy is insufficiently explored. We investigated efficacy and local recurrence rate in a large series of pregnant patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Women diagnosed with breast cancer who underwent SLN biopsy during pregnancy were identified from the International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy, the German Breast Group, and the Cancer and Pregnancy Registry. Chart review was performed to record technique and outcome of SLN biopsy, locoregional and distant recurrence, and survival...
December 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228911/intrapartum-factors-associated-with-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-case-controlled-study
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Vanessa E Torbenson, Mary Catherine Tolcher, Kate M Nesbitt, Christopher E Colby, Sherif A El-Nashar, Bobbie S Gostout, Amy L Weaver, Michaela E Mc Gree, Abimbola O Famuyide
BACKGROUND: Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) affects 2-4/1000 live births with outcomes ranging from negligible neurological deficits to severe neuromuscular dysfunction, cerebral palsy and death. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the sub cohort of NE that appears to be driven by intrapartum events. Our objective was to identify antepartum and intrapartum factors associated with the development of neonatal HIE. METHODS: Hospital databases were searched using relevant diagnosis codes to identify infants with neonatal encephalopathy...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222072/heparan-sulfate-potentiates-leukocyte-adhesion-on-cardiac-fibroblast-by-enhantcing-vcam-1-and-icam-1-expression
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Francisco Olivares-Silva, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pablo Aránguiz, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Renatto Anfossi, Raúl Vivar, Pía Boza, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo-Jiménez, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) act as sentinel cells responding to chemokines, cytokines and growth factors released in cardiac tissue in cardiac injury events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac injury involves the release of various damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) including heparan sulfate (HS), a constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM), through the TLR4 receptor activation triggering a strong inflammatory response, inducing leukocytes recruitment. This latter cells are responsible of clearing cell debris and releasing cytokines that promote CF differentiation to myofibroblast (CMF), thus initiating scar formation...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218304/from-invention-to-innovation-risk-analysis-to-integrate-one-health-technology-in-the-dairy-farm
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Andrea Lombardo, Carlo Boselli, Simonetta Amatiste, Simone Ninci, Chiara Frazzoli, Roberto Dragone, Alberto De Rossi, Gerardo Grasso, Alberto Mantovani, Giovanni Brajon
Current Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) approaches mainly fit for food industry, while their application in primary food production is still rudimentary. The European food safety framework calls for science-based support to the primary producers' mandate for legal, scientific, and ethical responsibility in food supply. The multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary project ALERT pivots on the development of the technological invention (BEST platform) and application of its measurable (bio)markers-as well as scientific advances in risk analysis-at strategic points of the milk chain for time and cost-effective early identification of unwanted and/or unexpected events of both microbiological and toxicological nature...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196097/the-influence-of-tumour-derived-extracellular-vesicles-on-local-and-distal-metastatic-dissemination
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REVIEW
Laura Nogués, Alberto Benito-Martin, Marta Hergueta-Redondo, Héctor Peinado
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key mediators of intercellular communication that have been ignored for decades. Tumour cells benefit from the secretion of vesicles as they can influence the behaviour of neighbouring tumour cells within the tumour microenvironment. Several studies have shown that extracellular vesicles play an active role in pre-metastatic niche formation and importantly, they are involved in the metastatic organotropism of different tumour types. Tumour-derived EVs carry and transfer molecules to recipient cells, modifying their behaviour through a process known as "EV-driven education"...
November 28, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195119/interleukin-11-is-upregulated-in-preeclampsia-and-leads-to-inflammation-and-preeclampsia-features-in-mice
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REVIEW
Amy Winship, Eva Dimitriadis
Preeclampsia is a dangerous pregnancy complication, which is often associated with fetal growth restriction and can have serious life-long effects for both mother and baby. While the establishment of the placenta in the first trimester is the sentinel event in the development of preeclampsia little is known of the critical mechanisms of placentation that lead to the syndrome. Locally produced inflammatory cytokines are thought to play a role in the development of preeclampsia. This review summarizes the evidence that interleukin 11 is dysregulated in preeclampsia and contributes to the initiation of preeclampsia via effects on placentation...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191154/hepatitis-c-testing-and-re-testing-among-people-attending-sexual-health-services-in-australia-and-hepatitis-c-incidence-among-people-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-analysis-of-national-sentinel-surveillance-data
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David C Boettiger, Matthew G Law, Gregory J Dore, Rebecca Guy, Denton Callander, Basil Donovan, Catherine C O'Connor, Christopher K Fairley, Margaret Hellard, Gail Matthews
BACKGROUND: Direct acting antivirals are expected to drastically reduce the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, rates of HCV testing, re-testing and incident infection in this group remain uncertain in Australia. We assessed trends in HCV testing, re-testing and incident infection among HIV-positive individuals, and evaluated factors associated with HCV re-testing and incident infection. METHODS: The study population consisted of HIV-positive individuals who visited a sexual health service involved in the Australian Collaboration for Coordinated Enhanced Sentinel Surveillance (ACCESS) between 2007 and 2015...
December 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190810/aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-asah-five-consecutive-years-experience-of-fars-province-iran
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Abdolkarim Rahmanian, Mohammad Jamali, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Sulmaz Ghahramani
OBJECTIVE: Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), caused by the rupture of intracranial aneurysms, is a devastating event with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) plays a critical role in the potential loss of life as its sufferers are usually of a young age. We aimed to investigate the incidence of aSAH along with the patients' characteristics over five consecutive years in Fars, a large province located in Southern Iran. METHODS: In this prospective study, anonymous data of all patients diagnosed with aSAH in Fars province were collected after patient admission and surgery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168099/benchmarking-the-american-society-of-breast-surgeon-member-performance-for-more-than-a-million-quality-measure-patient-encounters
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Jeffrey Landercasper, Oluwadamilola M Fayanju, Lisa Bailey, Tiffany S Berry, Andrew J Borgert, Robert Buras, Steven L Chen, Amy C Degnim, Joshua Froman, Jennifer Gass, Caprice Greenberg, Starr Koslow Mautner, Helen Krontiras, Luis D Ramirez, Michelle Sowden, Barbara Wexelman, Lee Wilke, Roshni Rao
BACKGROUND: Nine breast cancer quality measures (QM) were selected by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Programs (QPP) and other performance improvement programs. We report member performance. STUDY DESIGN: Surgeons entered QM data into an electronic registry. For each QM, aggregate "performance met" (PM) was reported (median, range and percentiles) and benchmarks (target goals) were calculated by CMS methodology, specifically, the Achievable Benchmark of Care™ (ABC) method...
November 22, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165960/sentinel-event-alert-the-essential-role-of-leadership-in-developing-a-safety-culture
#14
Beth Ulrich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160222/database-documentation-of-marine-mammal-stranding-and-mortality-current-status-review-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Derek K P Chan, Henry C L Tsui, Brian C W Kot
Databases are systematic tools to archive and manage information related to marine mammal stranding and mortality events. Stranding response networks, governmental authorities and non-governmental organizations have established regional or national stranding networks and have developed unique standard stranding response and necropsy protocols to document and track stranded marine mammal demographics, signalment and health data. The objectives of this study were to (1) describe and review the current status of marine mammal stranding and mortality databases worldwide, including the year established, types of database and their goals; and (2) summarize the geographic range included in the database, the number of cases recorded, accessibility, filter and display methods...
November 21, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151367/surveillance-of-the-armed-forces-as-a-sentinel-system-for-detecting-adverse-effects-of-dietary-supplements-in-the-general-population
#16
Harris R Lieberman, Krista G Austin, Emily K Farina
OBJECTIVE: Half the US population takes dietary supplements, but surveillance systems available to regulatory and public health authorities to determine whether specific dietary supplements present a risk are inadequate and numerous severe injuries and deaths have occurred from their consumption. Uniformed military personnel regularly use dietary supplements and are more likely to use potentially dangerous supplements than civilians. Recently, the supplement 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) was marketed for physical performance-enhancement and weight loss...
November 20, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143423/treatment-and-biology-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#17
REVIEW
Motohiro Kato, Atsushi Manabe
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common pediatric malignancy. In the past ALL was intractable but now the survival probability is as high as 80-90%. Improved supportive care, treatment stratification based on relapse risk, biological features of leukemic cells, and optimization of treatment regimens by nationwide and international collaboration have contributed to this dramatic improvement. While including traditional risk factors (e.g., age and leukocyte count at diagnosis), the treatment has been modified based on biological characteristics (aneuploidy and translocation) and treatment response (assessed by minimal residual disease)...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132153/outcomes-of-dabigatran-and-warfarin-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-contemporary-practice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Alan S Go, Daniel E Singer, Sengwee Toh, T Craig Cheetham, Marsha E Reichman, David J Graham, Mary Ross Southworth, Rongmei Zhang, Rima Izem, Margie R Goulding, Monika Houstoun, Katrina Mott, Sue Hee Sung, Joshua J Gagne
Background: Dabigatran (150 mg twice daily) has been associated with lower rates of stroke than warfarin in trials of atrial fibrillation, but large-scale evaluations in clinical practice are limited. Objective: To compare incidence of stroke, bleeding, and myocardial infarction in patients receiving dabigatran versus warfarin in practice. Design: Retrospective cohort. Setting: National U.S. Food and Drug Administration Sentinel network...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128379/active-sms-based-influenza-vaccine-safety-surveillance-in-australian-children
#19
Alexis Pillsbury, Helen Quinn, Patrick Cashman, Alan Leeb, Kristine Macartney
INTRODUCTION: Australia's novel, active surveillance system, AusVaxSafety, monitors the post-market safety of vaccines in near real time. We analysed cumulative surveillance data for children aged 6 months to 4 years who received seasonal influenza vaccine in 2015 and/or 2016 to determine: adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) rates by vaccine brand, age and concomitant vaccine administration. METHODS: Parent/carer reports of AEFI occurring within 3 days of their child receiving an influenza vaccine in sentinel immunisation clinics were solicited by Short Message Service (SMS) and/or email-based survey...
November 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126632/an-estimate-of-the-percentage-of-non-predatory-dead-variability-in-coastal-zooplankton-of-the-southern-humboldt-current-system
#20
M C Krautz, E Hernández-Miranda, R Veas, P Bocaz, P Riquelme, R A Quiñones
Non-predatory dead variability in zooplankton remains poorly quantified worldwide. Here, we make the first estimation of the percentage of dead organisms in coastal zooplankton communities in the Humboldt Current System (HCS) under in situ conditions. The study was conducted in four coastal sites of the southern HCS (between 36 and 37°S) over a period of one year. Percentages of dead organisms were based on the classification as live or dead of 158,220 holoplankton and 17,591 meroplankton individuals using neutral red staining technique...
October 28, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
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