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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
#1
D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286412/basic-research-in-plasma-medicine-a-throughput-approach-from-liquids-to-cells
#2
Sander Bekeschus, Anke Schmidt, Felix Niessner, Torsten Gerling, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Kristian Wende
In plasma medicine, ionized gases with temperatures close to that of vertebrate systems are applied to cells and tissues. Cold plasmas generate reactive species known to redox regulate biological processes in health and disease. Pre-clinical and clinical evidence points to beneficial effects of plasma treatment in the healing of chronic ulcer of the skin. Other emerging topics, such as plasma cancer treatment, are receiving increasing attention. Plasma medical research requires interdisciplinary expertise in physics, chemistry, and biomedicine...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276288/hazardous-drug-contamination-of-drug-preparation-devices-and-staff-a-contamination-study-simulating-the-use-of-chemotherapy-drugs-in-a-clinical-setting
#3
Evan Call, Brian Bill, Chad McLean, Nathan Call, Allyn Bernkopf, Craig Oberg
Background: Hazardous drug contamination (HD) in healthcare environments continues, placing healthcare staff at risk of significantly chronic health problems, despite the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and closed system transfer device systems (CSTDs). Objective: This study's aim was to determine how HD might spread through touch after handling contaminated vials in simulated pharmacy and nursing environments. Methods: UV fluorescent powder Glo Germ (Glo Germ Co., Moab, UT), composed of melamine resin, was used to simulate HD...
September 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249249/-what-s-new-in-internal-medicine
#4
L Fardet
As it is practiced in France, internal medicine meets the Anglo-Saxon definition of the specialty, ie doctors "equipped to handle the broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses that affect adults, and are recognized as experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention - they are not limited to one type of medical problem or organ system". This 2017 "What's new in internal medicine" will consist of 2 parts, a first part on significant publications in the field of systemic and autoimmune diseases and a second part on more diverse publications (HIV, cancer, pregnancy, well-being...
December 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243467/high-resolution-ct-of-the-lungs-indications-and-diagnosis
#5
Helena Lauri
High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is a method of examination which is more precise than chest 2-rat in the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases of the lung tissue and the airways. Modern CT equipment enables a volume HRCT scan covering the whole lung tissue. HRCT slices can also be constructed from contrast-enhanced CT scans of the chest of the whole body. HRCT of the lungs can be applied to the diagnosis of both acute and more chronic diffuse diseases of the lung tissue and the airways. The best-known indications for HRCT include idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241640/association-of-anti-cyclic-citrullinated-protein-antibodies-erosions-and-rheumatoid-factor-with-disease-activity-and-work-productivity-a-patient-registry-study
#6
Evo Alemao, Zhenchao Guo, Michelle L Frits, Christine K Iannaccone, Nancy A Shadick, Michael E Weinblatt
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate associations between the presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated protein antibodies (anti-CCP) and rheumatoid factor (RF) and other outcomes, including joint erosions and both clinical and economic endpoints, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Data from the Brigham and Women's Hospital Rheumatoid Arthritis Sequential Study (BRASS), a prospective registry of adult RA patients with established or recent-onset RA, were analyzed...
October 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228939/the-ethics-of-caring-for-hospital-dependent-patients
#7
Calvin Sung, Jennifer L Herbst
BACKGROUND: Hospital-dependent patients are individuals who are repeatedly readmitted to the hospital because their acute medical needs cannot be met elsewhere. Unlike the chronically critically ill, these patients do not have a continuous need for life-sustaining equipment and can experience periods of relative stability where they have a good quality of life. However, some end up spending months or even years in the hospital receiving resource-intensive care because they are unable to be safely discharged, despite an initial optimistic prognosis...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217389/competencies-for-engaging-high-needs-patients-in-primary-care
#8
Michael J Yedidia
BACKGROUND: Patients who heavily utilize hospitals and emergency departments frequently have complex needs requiring services spanning medical, behavioral, and social service sectors. This study identifies essential competencies for caring for high-needs patients and highlights their importance to primary care delivery. METHODS: Transcripts of in-depth interviews with 30 clinical and administrative staff at 23 complex care programs across the United States were analyzed using standard qualitative techniques...
December 4, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200968/volatile-organic-metabolites-identify-patients-with-gastric-carcinoma-gastric-ulcer-or-gastritis-and-control-patients
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Hongshuang Tong, Yue Wang, Yue Li, Shujuan Liu, Chunjie Chi, Desheng Liu, Lei Guo, Enyou Li, Changsong Wang
Background: Gastric cancer ranks 4th among the most common cancers worldwide, and the mortality caused by gastric cancer is 2nd only to lung cancer. Gastric cancer shows a lack of specific symptoms in its early stages. In addition, its clinical symptoms often do not match the corresponding stage. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of gastric cancer because of its high accuracy. However, this operation is invasive, patient compliance is poor, and high demands for medical staff and equipment are typical of this procedure...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156876/the-comparison-of-various-disinfectants-efficacy-on-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-layers
#10
Hatice Köse, Nur Yapar
Background/aim: Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics and biocides, they usually cause chronic persistent infections, which are arduous to cure and have high mortality and morbidity. Our study aimed to investigate the efficiency of orthophthalaldehyde, peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and sodium hypochlorite on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus biofilm layers and live microbial cells. Materials and methods: Biofilm layers were determined by crystal violet assay and live microbial cells were determined using a resazurin assay...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143899/headache-in-resource-limited-settings
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REVIEW
Yohannes W Woldeamanuel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the unmet need of headache burden and management in resource-limited settings. It provides a general overview of the nuances and peculiarities of headache disorders in resource-limited settings. The review delivers perspectives and explanations for the emerging burden of both primary and secondary headache disorders. Important discussion on demographic and epidemiologic transition pertinent to low-resource settings is included. A critical analysis of headache disorders is made within the context of growing burden non-communicable disorders in low-resource countries...
November 16, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137878/integration-of-medicare-and-medicaid-for-dually-eligible-beneficiaries-a-focus-group-study-examining-beneficiaries-early-experiences-in-california-s-dual-financial-alignment-demonstration
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Carrie L Graham, Holly C Stewart, Elaine Kurtovich, Pi-Ju Liu
BACKGROUND: In 2014 California implemented a federal dual alignment demonstration that used a capitated managed care health plans called Cal MediConnect (CMC) to integrate medical care and long term services and supports (LTSS) for beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medicaid. These beneficiaries often have complex care needs, including multiple chronic conditions and disabilities. By 2016, 120,000 eligible beneficiaries were enrolled in the program. OBJECTIVES: Focus groups with enrolled beneficiaries were conducted to gather rich data about their early experiences with quality of care, access to care, and coordination of care in CMC plans and to identify recommendations for program improvement...
July 21, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111542/a-call-to-action-to-develop-integrated-curricula-in-cardiorenal-medicine
#13
Claudio Ronco, Federico Ronco, Peter A McCullough
With the adoption of the new definition and classification of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and its relevant subtypes, much attention has been placed on elucidating the mechanisms of heart and kidney interactions. The pathophysiologic pathways are of great interest by which acute heart failure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI; type 1), chronic heart failure accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD; type 2), AKI provokes cardiac events (type 3), and CKD increases the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease (type 4)...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099366/cardiovascular-considerations-for-the-dental-practitioner-1-review-of-cardiac-anatomy-and-preoperative-evaluation
#14
Kenneth Kufta, Mana Saraghi, Helen Giannakopoulos
Cardiovascular disease is the most prevalent chronic medical condition in patients treated in a dental setting. Therefore, dental practitioners must have a sound understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Dentists also should be equipped to perform an effective preoperative cardiovascular examination and determine when medical consultation is necessary in higher risk patients. This article provides an overview of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and discusses evaluation of cardiac risk factors with the aim of enabling dentists to effectively assess patients for potential cardiovascular events, thereby avoiding cardiovascular emergencies in the dental setting...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093821/carbon-disulfide-exposure-estimate-and-prevalence-of-chronic-diseases-after-carbon-disulfide-poisoning-related-occupational-diseases
#15
Hweemin Chung, Kanwoo Youn, Kyuyeon Kim, Kyunggeun Park
Background: In Korea, Carbon disulfide (CS2) toxicity was an important social problem from the late 1980s to the early 1990s but there have been few large-scale studies examining the prevalence of diseases after CS2 exposure discontinuance. So we investigated past working exposure to CS2 characteristics from surviving ex-workers of a rayon manufacturing plant including cumulative CS2 exposure index. Furthermore, we studied the prevalence of their chronic diseases recently after many years...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079318/transitions-in-care-from-pediatric-to-adult-general-surgery-evaluating-an-unmet-need-for-patients-with-anorectal-malformation-and-hirschsprung-disease
#16
Sarah B Cairo, Priscilla P L Chiu, Roshni Dasgupta, Karen A Diefenbach, Allan M Goldstein, Nicholas A Hamilton, Andrea Lo, Michael D Rollins, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: The provision of timely and comprehensive transition of care from pediatric to adult surgical providers for patients who have undergone childhood operations remains a challenge. Understanding the barriers to transition from a patient and family perspective may improve this process. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of patients with a history of anorectal malformation (ARM) or Hirschsprung Disease (HD) and their families. The web-based survey was administered through two support groups dedicated to the needs of individuals born with these congenital abnormalities...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065398/a-call-to-action-to-develop-integrated-curricula-in-cardiorenal-medicine
#17
Claudio Ronco, Federico Ronco, Peter A McCullough
With the adoption of the new definition and classification of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and its relevant subtypes, much attention has been placed on elucidating the mechanisms of heart and kidney interactions. Of great interest are the pathophysiological pathways by which acute heart failure may result in acute kidney injury (AKI; type 1), chronic heart failure accelerating the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD; type 2), AKI provoking cardiac events (type 3), and CKD increasing the risk and severity of cardiovascular disease (type 4)...
October 25, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029716/balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-new-horizons-in-the-interventional-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
#18
REVIEW
Michael D Rivers-Bowerman, Rebecca Zener, Arash Jaberi, Marc de Perrot, John Granton, John M Moriarty, Kong T Tan
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is an underdiagnosed potential complication of acute or recurrent pulmonary thromboembolic disease. Multiple studies suggest that up to 5% of patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolic disease go on to develop CTEPH. The prognosis of untreated CTEPH is poor, but advances in medical and surgical treatments over the past few decades have improved patient outcomes. The gold standard and curative treatment for CTEPH is pulmonary endarterectomy; however, some patients are inoperable and others who have undergone pulmonary endarterectomy experience persistent or recurrent pulmonary hypertension despite medical therapy...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024613/remote-monitoring-of-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-assessing-clinical-and-economic-value
#19
Dilip Makhija, Mark Dominik Alscher, Stefan Becker, Silvia D'Alonzo, Raj Mehrotra, Leslie Wong, Kim McLeod, Judy Danek, Mary Gellens, Todd Kudelka, James A Sloand, Suzanne Laplante
BACKGROUND: For chronic kidney disease patients who progress to end-stage renal disease, survival is dependent on renal replacement therapy in the form of kidney transplantation or chronic dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis (PD), which can be performed at home, is both more convenient and less costly than hemodialysis that requires three 4-h visits per week to the dialysis facility and complicated equipment. Remote therapy management (RTM), technologies that collect medical information and transmit it to healthcare providers for patient management, has the potential to improve the outcomes of patients receiving automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) at home...
October 12, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989292/diffusion-in-tube-dialyzer
#20
Yohannes Nigatie
Nowadays, kidney failure is a problem of many peoples in the world. We know that the main function of kidney is maintaining the chemical quality of blood particularly removing urea through urine. But when they malfunction, the pathologic state known as uremia results in a condition in which the urea is retained in the body. Failure of the kidney results in building up of harmful wastes and excess fluids in the body. Kidney diseases (failures) can be due to infections, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and/or extensive use of medication...
2017: Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology
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