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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447016/deriving-meaningful-insights-from-clinical-trial-and-postmarketing-safety-data-perspectives-from-india
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REVIEW
Anand Harugeri, Vineet Shastri, Chanakya Patel
Today, drug safety data collection in India is both manual and electronic with reporting of potential overlapping and duplicate data, which is likely incomplete for further review and analysis. Furthermore, standardized data collection and timelines are not aligned with international standards. Complete coverage of safety data from all sources throughout the life of the drug cannot be ensured. There is no requirement to submit periodic safety data in clinical trials to regulatory authority. There is clearly a lack of emphasis on deriving meaningful safety data insights for ensuring patient safety...
April 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442454/impact-of-information-and-communication-technologies-on-nursing-care-results-of-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Geneviève Rouleau, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, José Côté, Julie Payne-Gagnon, Emilie Hudson, Carl-Ardy Dubois
BACKGROUND: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming an impetus for quality health care delivery by nurses. The use of ICTs by nurses can impact their practice, modifying the ways in which they plan, provide, document, and review clinical care. OBJECTIVE: An overview of systematic reviews was conducted to develop a broad picture of the dimensions and indicators of nursing care that have the potential to be influenced by the use of ICTs. METHODS: Quantitative, mixed-method, and qualitative reviews that aimed to evaluate the influence of four eHealth domains (eg, management, computerized decision support systems [CDSSs], communication, and information systems) on nursing care were included...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437132/home-enteral-nutrition-updates-trends-and-challenges
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Karen Martin, Gabriela Gardner
The true prevalence of home enteral nutrition (HEN) utilization is unclear and requires further study. HEN therapy has remained virtually unchanged for several decades. However, new trends in HEN are evolving; enteral nutrition is undergoing changes ranging from enteral feeding devices, ingredients used, practice innovations, and challenges with reimbursement. A 2006 Joint Commission call to action that reported 2 sentinel events related to misconnections set things into motion for the transition of enteral device connectors to become specific for enteral nutrition use, which will affect patients who receive HEN...
April 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433541/the-impact-of-2013-updated-asco-cap-her2-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-invasive-breast-cancer-a-single-center-study-of-1739-cases
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Xiaofei Zhang, Ira Bleiweiss, Shabnam Jaffer, Anupma Nayak
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of revised ASCO/CAP 2013 HER2 guidelines on the clinical practice of pathologists and oncologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1739 patients with invasive breast carcinoma who underwent reflex HER2 (fluorescence in situ hybridization [FISH]) testing, using both 2007 and 2013 guidelines (2007-2014). RESULTS: Using 2013 guidelines, 255 (15%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 13%-16%) cases were classified as HER2(+) as opposed to 186 (11%; 95% CI, 9%-12%) by 2007 guidelines (odds ratio [OR] 1...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427875/easl-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-management-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Pietro Lampertico, Kosh Agarwal, Thomas Berg, Maria Buti, Harry L A Janssen, George Papatheodoridis, Fabien Zoulim, Frank Tacke
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global public health problem with changing epidemiology due to several factors including vaccination policies and migration. This Clinical Practice Guideline presents updated recommendations for the optimal management of HBV infection. Chronic HBV infection can be classified into five phases: (I) HBeAg-positive chronic infection, (II) HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis, (III) HBeAg-negative chronic infection, (IV) HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis and (V) HBsAg-negative phase...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412864/cutaneous-allergic-drug-reactions-update-on-pathophysiology-diagnostic-procedures-and-differential-diagnostic
#6
Galina Balakirski, Hans F Merk
Important changes in the understanding and management of drug hypersensitivity reactions during the last years result from the increasing importance of biologics in medical practice, which differ in their spectrum of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) from the classical covalent drugs. With regard to covalent drugs, ampicillin and amoxicillin as well as clavulanic acid play an increasing role among ADRs to betalactam antibiotics. Fluoroquinolones are mainly the cause of anaphylactic and photosensitivity reactions...
April 17, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410652/timing-of-dialysis-initiation-what-has-changed-since-ideal
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REVIEW
Matthew B Rivara, Rajnish Mehrotra
The optimal timing of initiation of maintenance dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease currently is unknown. This transition period is one of exceptionally high vulnerability for patients; annual mortality rates in stage 5 chronic kidney disease through the first year of maintenance dialysis exceed 20%. The results of the Initiating Dialysis Early and Late (IDEAL) study, a randomized trial that tested the impact of dialysis initiation at two different levels of kidney function on outcomes, showed no significant difference in survival or other patient-centered outcomes between treatment groups...
March 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410248/ce-venous-thromboembolism-updated-management-guidelines
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Sarah Hudson Roberts, Sherry Motes Lawrence
: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Each year, more than 10 million cases of VTE are diagnosed; studies suggest there are as many as 900,000 cases per year in the United States. The condition is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system between $7 billion and $10 billion annually. In February 2016, the American College of Chest Physicians released the 10th edition of the Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report. After providing an overview of VTE pathophysiology, risk factors, signs, symptoms, and key clinical assessments, this article details recommendations from the new guideline, which incorporates the most up-to-date treatment options for patients with VTE...
May 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407863/reproductive-characteristics-of-female-white-tailed-deer-odocoileus-virginianus-in-the-midwestern-usa
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Michelle L Green, Amy C Kelly, Damian Satterthwaite-Phillips, Mary Beth Manjerovic, Paul Shelton, Jan Novakofski, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla
Knowledge of reproductive characteristics of wild populations is necessary to inform responsible management decisions that promote herd health. As management, goals, and free-ranging populations change over time and landscapes, updated knowledge of reproductive characteristics are needed to inform responsible management practices. We estimated reproductive characteristics of female white-tailed deer in Illinois, including pregnancy rate, litter size, fetal growth and fetal sex ratio. We found maternal age to have an important influence on several reproductive factors...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407655/efsumb-guidelines-and-recommendations-on-the-clinical-use-of-liver-ultrasound-elastography-update-2017-long-version
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Christoph F Dietrich, Jeffrey Bamber, Annalisa Berzigotti, Simona Bota, Vito Cantisani, Laurent Castera, David Cosgrove, Giovanna Ferraioli, Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Odd Helge Gilja, Ruediger Stephan Goertz, Thomas Karlas, Robert de Knegt, Victor de Ledinghen, Fabio Piscaglia, Bogdan Procopet, Adrian Saftoiu, Paul S Sidhu, Ioan Sporea, Maja Thiele
We present here the first update of the 2013 EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) Guidelines and Recommendations on the clinical use of elastography, focused on the assessment of diffuse liver disease. The first part (long version) of these Guidelines and Recommendations deals with the basic principles of elastography and provides an update of how the technology has changed. The practical advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the techniques are described, and guidance is provided regarding optimization of scanning technique, image display, image interpretation, reporting of data and some of the known image artefacts...
April 13, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404761/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-version-5-2017-nccn-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-oncology
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David S Ettinger, Douglas E Wood, Dara L Aisner, Wallace Akerley, Jessica Bauman, Lucian R Chirieac, Thomas A D'Amico, Malcolm M DeCamp, Thomas J Dilling, Michael Dobelbower, Robert C Doebele, Ramaswamy Govindan, Matthew A Gubens, Mark Hennon, Leora Horn, Ritsuko Komaki, Rudy P Lackner, Michael Lanuti, Ticiana A Leal, Leah J Leisch, Rogerio Lilenbaum, Jules Lin, Billy W Loo, Renato Martins, Gregory A Otterson, Karen Reckamp, Gregory J Riely, Steven E Schild, Theresa A Shapiro, James Stevenson, Scott J Swanson, Kurt Tauer, Stephen C Yang, Kristina Gregory, Miranda Hughes
This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) focuses on targeted therapies and immunotherapies for metastatic NSCLC, because therapeutic recommendations are rapidly changing for metastatic disease. For example, new recommendations were added for atezolizumab, ceritinib, osimertinib, and pembrolizumab for the 2017 updates.
April 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399048/pediatric-femoral-shaft-fractures-a-multicenter-review-of-the-aaos-clinical-practice-guidelines-before-and-after-2009
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John D Roaten, Derek M Kelly, Joseph L Yellin, John M Flynn, Micaela Cyr, Sumeet Garg, Alexander Broom, Lindsay M Andras, Jeffrey R Sawyer
BACKGROUND: To determine if the AAOS clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of pediatric femoral shaft fractures (2009) changed treatment, we analyzed pediatric femoral shaft fractures at 4 high-volume, geographically separated, level-1 pediatric trauma centers over a 10-year period (2004 to 2013). METHODS: Consecutive series of pediatric femoral shaft fractures (ages, birth to 18 y) treated at the 4 centers were reviewed. Treatment methods were analyzed by age and treatment method for each center and in aggregate...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398255/robust-in-flight-sensor-fault-diagnostics-for-aircraft-engine-based-on-sliding-mode-observers
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Xiaodong Chang, Jinquan Huang, Feng Lu
For a sensor fault diagnostic system of aircraft engines, the health performance degradation is an inevitable interference that cannot be neglected. To address this issue, this paper investigates an integrated on-line sensor fault diagnostic scheme for a commercial aircraft engine based on a sliding mode observer (SMO). In this approach, one sliding mode observer is designed for engine health performance tracking, and another for sensor fault reconstruction. Both observers are employed in in-flight applications...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392254/american-society-for-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-integrated-health-nutritional-guidelines-for-the-surgical-weight-loss-patient-2016-update-micronutrients
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Julie Parrott, Laura Frank, Rebecca Rabena, Lillian Craggs-Dino, Kellene A Isom, Laura Greiman
BACKGROUND: Optimizing postoperative patient outcomes and nutritional status begins preoperatively. Patients should be educated before and after weight loss surgery (WLS) on the expected nutrient deficiencies associated with alterations in physiology. Although surgery can exacerbate preexisting nutrient deficiencies, preoperative screening for vitamin deficiencies has not been the norm in the majority of WLS practices. Screening is important because it is common for patients who present for WLS to have at least 1 vitamin or mineral deficiency preoperatively...
January 19, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388340/offering-prenatal-screening-in-the-age-of-genomic-medicine-a-practical-guide
#15
Megan Allyse, Umut Aypar, Natasha Bonhomme, Sandra Darilek, Michael Dougherty, Ruth Farrell, Wayne Grody, W Edward Highsmith, Marsha Michie, Mark Nunes, Laura Otto, Rebecca Pabst, Glenn Palomaki, Cassandra Runke, Richard R Sharp, Brian Skotko, Katie Stoll, Myra Wick
AIMS: In September, 2015, Mayo Clinic convened a panel of national thought leaders on prenatal screening, medical genetics, and obstetrics and gynecology practice. RESULTS: During the 2-day symposium, participants discussed the implications of the shift toward broader prenatal screening using cell-free placental DNA in maternal serum (cfDNA screening). Key topics included challenges around the pace of change in the prenatal screening market, uncertainty around reimbursement, meeting the need for patient counseling, and potential challenges in interpreting and returning cfDNA screening results...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378682/how-to-use-an-automated-external-defibrillator-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#16
Elizabeth Simpson
Rationale and key points This article provides an overview of the skills required to safely and promptly deliver a defibrillatory shock to patients who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Early defibrillation and use of an AED can significantly improve survival rates following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The principles, evidence and steps required to safely use an AED in the out-of-hospital environment discussed in this article, can be applied to any environment in which cardiac arrest occurs...
April 5, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374308/update-on-rome-iv-criteria-for-colorectal-disorders-implications-for-clinical-practice
#17
REVIEW
Magnus Simren, Olafur S Palsson, William E Whitehead
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review was to provide an update of the Rome IV criteria for colorectal disorders with implications for clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: The Rome diagnostic criteria are expert consensus criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The current version, Rome IV, was released in May of 2016 after Rome III had been in effect for a decade. It is the collective product of committees that included more than 100 leading functional GI experts...
April 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374226/simulation-of-optimal-decision-making-under-the-impacts-of-climate-change
#18
Lea Ravnkilde Møller, Martin Drews, Morten Andreas Dahl Larsen
Climate change causes transformations to the conditions of existing agricultural practices appointing farmers to continuously evaluate their agricultural strategies, e.g., towards optimising revenue. In this light, this paper presents a framework for applying Bayesian updating to simulate decision-making, reaction patterns and updating of beliefs among farmers in a developing country, when faced with the complexity of adapting agricultural systems to climate change. We apply the approach to a case study from Ghana, where farmers seek to decide on the most profitable of three agricultural systems (dryland crops, irrigated crops and livestock) by a continuous updating of beliefs relative to realised trajectories of climate (change), represented by projections of temperature and precipitation...
April 3, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366031/what-do-the-new-american-college-of-medical-genetics-and-genomics-acmg-guidelines-mean-for-the-provision-of-non-invasive-prenatal-genetic-screening
#19
Megan Allyse, Myra J Wick
In 2016, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics updated their practice guidelines on the provision of non-invasive prenatal genomic screening using cell-free DNA. This article lays out the changes to the guidelines and their implications for clinical practice. Impact Statement What is already known on this subject.cfDNA is being translated into prenatal clinical practice at a rapid pace. Various professional societies have attempted to provide ongoing guidance for this translation. What the results of this study add...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360234/linking-medical-and-dental-health-record-data-a-partnership-with-the-rochester-epidemiology-project
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Jennifer L St Sauver, Alan B Carr, Barbara P Yawn, Brandon R Grossardt, Cynthia M Bock-Goodner, Lori L Klein, Joshua J Pankratz, Lila J Finney Rutten, Walter A Rocca
PURPOSE: The purpose of this project was to expand the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) medical records linkage infrastructure to include data from oral healthcare providers. The goal of this linkage is to facilitate research studies examining the role of oral health in overall health and quality of life. PARTICIPANTS: Eight dental practices joined the REP between 2011 and 2015. The REP study team has linked oral healthcare information with medical record information from local healthcare providers for 31 750 participants who have resided in Olmsted County, Minnesota...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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