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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792721/-use-of-viscoelastic-methods-in-surgery
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D Šmíd, J Zatloukal, T Kural, J Fichtl, V Opatrný, J Moláček
INTRODUCTION: Major liver resections are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The main causes of this fact include a significant blood loss which may be associated with this surgical procedure. Hemocoagulation disorder, diagnosed by standard laboratory tests, is very frequent in the postoperative period and often requires the administration of blood derivatives. Several recent studies, however, have questioned the presence of such coagulopathy when viscoelastic methods are used to assess the coagulation process...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792124/hypersensitivity-to-alemtuzumab-a-safe-and-effective-desensitization-protocol-a-case-report
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Diego Gutiérrez-Fernández, Mónica Saldaña-Valderas, Raquel de la Varga-Martínez, Antonio Foncubierta-Fernández, María J Fernández-Anguita, Maria Del C Fernández-Valle, Fermín Medina-Varo
We describe a successful desensitization to alemtuzumab in one patient diagnosed with T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia. Alemtuzumab treatment was initiated during infusion number 18, the patient showed cutaneous eruption with a miliary pattern, despite premedication with corticosteroids and antihistamines. The eruption returned with successive alemtuzumab infusions (infusions 19, 20 and 21), remained present for longer and was more severe with each infusion. The patient was referred to our Allergy Unit as it was necessary to maintain alemtuzumab treatment...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792122/drug-cost-avoidance-in-clinical-trials-of-breast-cancer
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M Mañes-Sevilla, R Romero-Jiménez, A Herranz-Alonso, M Sánchez-Fresneda, E Gonzalez-Haba, R Collado-Borrel, J Benedi-González, M Sanjurjo-Sáez
Background The objectives of this study were to determine if clinical trials in breast cancer, with an investigational drug, created direct drug cost savings for the healthcare system related to cost avoidance of the best standard of care treatments used in these studies. The aim was to quantify this potential drug cost avoidance. Methods We conducted a retrospective observational study of the drug cost avoidance during the study period (2014-2016). We included clinical trials with investigational drug, managed by pharmacy department and provided by the sponsor...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790145/-nursing-experience-of-using-mirror-visual-feedback-for-a-schizophrenia-patient-with-visual-hallucinations
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Shu-Ling Lan, Yu-Chi Chen, Hsiu-Ju Chang
The aim of this paper was to describe the nursing application of mirror visual feedback in a patient suffering from long-term visual hallucinations. The intervention period was from May 15th to October 19th, 2015. Using the five facets of psychiatric nursing assessment, several health problems were observed, including disturbed sensory perceptions (prominent visual hallucinations) and poor self-care (e.g. limited abilities to self-bathe and put on clothing). Furthermore, "caregiver role strain" due to the related intense care burden was noted...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790082/chronic-administration-of-pimozide-fails-to-attenuate-motor-and-pathological-deficits-in-two-mouse-models-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Silvia Pozzi, Sai Sampath Thammisetty, Jean-Pierre Julien
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease which presently does not have any efficient therapeutic approach. Pimozide, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved neuroepileptic drug, has been recently proposed as a promising treatment for ALS patients based on apparent stabilization of right hand muscles after a short-time administration. A new clinical trial started at the end of 2017 to recruit patients with a prolonged drug delivery schedule. Here, our aim was to investigate the effects of chronic administration of pimozide on disease progression and pathological events in two mouse models of ALS...
May 22, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789899/-review-of-clinical-trials-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity-current-state-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Andreas Stahl
BACKGROUND: The treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) has gained a new dynamic since the introduction of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy. This review summarizes clinical trial data in order to aid informed decision-making. METHODS: In this article, pivotal clinical trials are summarized and discussed with regard to their implications for ROP therapy. RESULTS: The longest follow-up phase exists for children treated in the CRYO-ROP study, which used retinal cryocoagulation to treat ROP...
May 22, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789628/targetable-vulnerabilities-in-t-and-nk-cell-lymphomas-identified-through-preclinical-models
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Samuel Y Ng, Noriaki Yoshida, Amanda L Christie, Mahmoud Ghandi, Neekesh V Dharia, Joshua Dempster, Mark Murakami, Kay Shigemori, Sara N Morrow, Alexandria Van Scoyk, Nicolas A Cordero, Kristen E Stevenson, Maneka Puligandla, Brian Haas, Christopher Lo, Robin Meyers, Galen Gao, Andrew Cherniack, Abner Louissaint, Valentina Nardi, Aaron R Thorner, Henry Long, Xintao Qiu, Elizabeth A Morgan, David M Dorfman, Danilo Fiore, Julie Jang, Alan L Epstein, Ahmet Dogan, Yanming Zhang, Steven M Horwitz, Eric D Jacobsen, Solimar Santiago, Jian-Guo Ren, Vincent Guerlavais, D Allen Annis, Manuel Aivado, Mansoor N Saleh, Amitkumar Mehta, Aviad Tsherniak, David Root, Francisca Vazquez, William C Hahn, Giorgio Inghirami, Jon C Aster, David M Weinstock, Raphael Koch
T- and NK-cell lymphomas (TCL) are a heterogenous group of lymphoid malignancies with poor prognosis. In contrast to B-cell and myeloid malignancies, there are few preclinical models of TCLs, which has hampered the development of effective therapeutics. Here we establish and characterize preclinical models of TCL. We identify multiple vulnerabilities that are targetable with currently available agents (e.g., inhibitors of JAK2 or IKZF1) and demonstrate proof-of-principle for biomarker-driven therapies using patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
May 22, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789285/-all-my-relations-experiences-and-perceptions-of-indigenous-patients-connecting-with-indigenous-elders-in-an-inner-city-primary-care-partnership-for-mental-health-and-well-being
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George Hadjipavlou, Colleen Varcoe, David Tu, Jennifer Dehoney, Roberta Price, Annette J Browne
BACKGROUND: Mental health services in urban settings generally have not been adapted to serve the needs of Indigenous patients. We explored how patients' encounters with Indigenous Elders affected their overall mental health and well-being to identify therapeutic mechanisms underlying improvement. METHODS: We conducted qualitative interviews of participants enrolled in a 6-month prospective mixed-methods evaluation of a program for mental health and well-being that featured the inclusion of Elders in the direct care of Indigenous patients in an inner city primary care clinic...
May 22, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789210/should-first-blood-pressure-measurement-be-performed-in-the-newborn
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Inês Alves, Tânia Martins, Ana Luísa Neves, Esmeralda Rodrigues, Ana Teixeira, Caldas Afonso, Helena Pinto
Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form of cardiomyopathy and the main cause of cardiac transplantation in children and in adults. Infants and children have a wider spectrum of etiologies, hampering their identification. The most frequent initial manifestation of dilated cardiomyopathy is symptomatic heart failure during exercise or at rest (although many patients are asymptomatic). Some causes are potentially reversible, therefore the investigation should be carefully planned and immediately performed after diagnosis...
May 19, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789056/the-six-hour-window-how-the-community-hospital-nursery-can-optimize-outcomes-of-the-infant-with-suspected-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Dafina Ibrani, Shanon Molacavage
Perinatal hypoxia is a devastating event before, during, or immediately after birth that deprives an infant's vital organs of oxygen. This injury at birth often requires a complex resuscitation and increases the newborn's risk of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The resuscitation team in a community hospital nursery may have less experience with complex resuscitation and post-resuscitation care of this infant than a NICU. This article provides the neonatal nurse in a Level I or Level II nursery with information about resuscitation and post-resuscitation care of an infant at risk of HIE while awaiting transport to a NICU for therapeutic cooling...
May 1, 2018: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789048/pharmacist-impact-on-tacrolimus-serum-concentrations-in-liver-transplant-patients
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Michael J Schuh, Gabriella Massoglia
Objective The purpose of this quality-improvement project was to determine if a pharmacist consultation following a liver transplant is associated with an increased percentage of drug levels in range after the patient sees the pharmacist. Setting Tertiary care, multispecialty medical clinic, and hospital providing solid-organ transplant. Practice Description Pharmacist consult service in a tertiary care, multispecialty medical clinic and hospital providing solid-organ transplant. Practice InnovationProvision of liver post-transplant consultations, not required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that results in therapeutic drug level improvement...
May 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788819/nurse-spiritual-care-prevalence-and-correlates
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Iris Mamier, Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, Betty Wehtje Winslow
Many nurses embrace spiritual care as integral to holistic care. Evidence documenting the frequency of spiritual care provided in acute care settings, however, is sparse and weak. For this cross-sectional, correlational study, data were collected from N = 554 tertiary care nurses using the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale (NSCTS) measuring their self-reported spiritual care with patients/family members over the last 72 to 80 hours at work. While the most frequently endorsed practices centered on presence, listening, and spiritual assessment, the overall NSCTS score remained modest ( M = 37; SD = 12; possible range = 17-85)...
May 1, 2018: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788744/general-practitioners-participation-in-cancer-treatment-in-norway
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Knut Holtedahl, Benedicte I Scheel, May-Lill Johansen
INTRODUCTION: General practitioners (GPs) participate in a patient's cancer care to different extents at different times, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and end-of-life care. Traditionally, the GP has had a minor role in cancer treatment. However, oncological and surgical services frequently delegate limited cancer treatment tasks to GPs, especially in rural areas far from hospitals. The aim of this study was to explore the extent of GPs' participation in cancer treatment in Norway...
May 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788313/defining-value-of-cancer-therapeutics-a-health-system-perspective
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Christine Leopold, Jeffrey M Peppercorn, S Yousuf Zafar, Anita K Wagner
Because of the rising costs of cancer care and ongoing challenges in ensuring access to quality care, there is an increasing need to prioritize spending and define the benefits of therapy in proportion to costs. The term "value" has gained favor as means to define the relative utility of a medical intervention in terms of benefits, risks, and financial costs, which in turn can help clinicians, patients, and policy makers prioritize "high-value" care. While numerous value concepts have been proposed, a comprehensive discussion of value initiatives along the care continuum is missing...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788233/autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-crohn-s-disease-a-retrospective-survey-of-long-term-outcomes-from-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation
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Charlotte K Brierley, Cristina Castilla-Llorente, Myriam Labopin, Manuela Badoglio, Montserrat Rovira, Elena Ricart, Daan Dierickx, Severine Vermeire, Peter Hasselblatt, Juergen Finke, Francesco Onida, Andrea Cassinotti, Jack Satsangi, Majid Kazmi, Antonio López-Sanromán, Carsten Schmidt, Dominique Farge, Simon P L Travis, Chris J Hawkey, John A Snowden
Background/Aims: Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) is a therapeutic option for patients with severe, treatment-refractory Crohn's disease (CD). The evidence base for AHSCT for CD is limited, with one randomised trial (ASTIC) suggesting benefit. The aim of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy for patients undergoing AHSCT for CD in Europe outside the ASTIC trial. Methods: We identified 99 patients in the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) registry who were eligible for inclusion...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787625/a-bald-statement-current-approaches-to-manipulate-miniaturisation-focus-only-on-promoting-hair-growth
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Nikolaos Pantelireis, Claire A Higgins
Hair plays a large part in communication and society with its role changing through time and across cultures. Most people don't leave the house before combing their hair or shaving their beard and for many hair loss or irregular hair growth can have a significant impact on their psychological health. Somewhat unsurprisingly, according to GMR Data today's global hair care industry is worth an estimated $87 Billion in 2018, with hair loss estimated at $2.8 Billion. Considering that no current hair loss related products can completely reverse hair loss, it is reasonable to believe this market could expand significantly with the discovery of a comprehensive therapy...
May 22, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787555/implementation-of-a-ct-scan-practice-guideline-for-pediatric-trauma-patients-reduces-unnecessary-scans-without-impacting-outcomes
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Patrick R McGrew, Paul J Chestovich, Jay D Fisher, Deborah A Kuhls, Douglas R Fraser, Purvi P Patel, Chad W Katona, Syed Saquib, John J Fildes
INTRODUCTION: Computed Tomography (CT) scans are useful in the evaluation of trauma patients, but are costly and pose risks from ionizing radiation in children. Recent literature has demonstrated the utility of CT scan guidelines in the management of pediatric trauma. This study objective is to review our treatment of pediatric blunt trauma patients and evaluate CT utilization before and after CT-guideline implementation. METHODS: Our Pediatric Level 2 Trauma Center (TC) implemented a CT scan practice guideline for pediatric trauma patients in March 2014...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787549/long-term-patient-centered-outcomes-of-lower-extremity-vascular-trauma
#18
Zane B Perkins, Barbaros Yet, Simon Glasgow, William Marsh, Nigel R M Tai, Todd E Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: To describe the long-term outcomes of military lower extremity vascular injuries, and the decision-making of surgeons treating these injuries. BACKGROUND: Lower extremity vascular trauma is an important cause of preventable death and severe disability, and decisions on amputation or limb salvage can be difficult. Additionally, the complexity of the condition is not amenable to controlled study, and there is limited data to guide clinical decision-making and establish sensible treatment expectations during rehabilitation...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787547/interrupted-versus-continuous-fascial-closure-in-patients-undergoing-emergent-laparotomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Thomas Peponis, Jordan D Bohnen, Sandra Muse, Eva Fuentes, Gwendolyn M van der Wilden, Ali Mejaddam, Hasan Alam, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Peter J Fagenholz, David R King, D Dante Yeh, George C Velmahos, Marc A de Moya
BACKGROUND: The optimal method of fascial closure, interrupted versus continuous (IFC and CFC respectively) has never been studied exclusively in the setting of emergency surgery. We hypothesized that IFC decreases postoperative incisional hernia development following emergent laparotomies. METHODS: Between August 2008 and September 2015, patients undergoing emergent laparotomies were consented and randomly assigned to either IFC or CFC. Patients were followed postoperatively for at least three months and assessed for incisional hernia, dehiscence, or wound infection...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786861/temporally-feathered-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-a-planning-technique-to-reduce-normal-tissue-toxicity
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Juan Carlos López Alfonso, Shireen Parsai, Nikhil Joshi, Andrew Godley, Chirag Shah, Shlomo A Koyfman, Jimmy J Caudell, Clifton D Fuller, Heiko Enderling, Jacob G Scott
PURPOSE: Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has allowed optimization of three-dimensional spatial radiation dose distributions permitting target coverage while reducing normal tissue toxicity. However, radiation-induced normal tissue toxicity is a major contributor to patients' quality of life and often a dose-limiting factor in the definitive treatment of cancer with radiation therapy. We propose the next logical step in the evolution of IMRT using canonical radiobiological principles, optimizing the temporal dimension through which radiation therapy is delivered to further reduce radiation-induced toxicity by increased time for normal tissue recovery...
May 22, 2018: Medical Physics
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