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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930804/venous-thromboembolism-in-gynecological-malignancy
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Abigail Cohen, Chung Sim Lim, Alun Huw Davies
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a recognized complication of gynecological malignancy and represents a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. The review aimed to discuss the incidence, risk factors, and clinical presentation of VTE before examining the literature on the diagnosis, prevention, and management in the context of uterine, cervical, ovarian, and vulval cancers. METHODS/MATERIALS: A literature search was performed using Ovid Medline and Embase with the following words: "gynecological malignancy," "pelvic tumor," "venous thromboembolism," "deep vein thrombosis" and "pulmonary embolism...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921807/the-italian-compassionate-use-of-sofosbuvir-in-hcv-patients-waitlisted-for-liver-transplantation-a-national-real-life-experience
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Silvia Martini, Maria Francesca Donato, Chiara Mazzarelli, Maria Rendina, Ubaldo Visco-Comandini, Daniela Filì, Alice Gianstefani, Stefano Fagiuoli, Mario Melazzini, Simona Montilla, Luca Pani, Sandra Petraglia, Pierluigi Russo, Maria Paola Trotta, Paola Carrai, Paolo Caraceni
BACKGROUND & AIMS: This study aimed to assess the real-life clinical and virological outcomes of HCV waitlisted patients for liver transplantation (LT) who received sofosbuvir/ribavirin (SOF/R) within the Italian compassionate use program. METHODS: Clinical and virological data were collected in 224 patients with decompensated cirrhosis and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) receiving daily SOF/R until LT or up a maximum of 48 weeks. RESULTS: Of 100 transplanted patients, 51 were HCV-RNA negative for >4 weeks before LT (SVR12: 88%) and 49 negative for <4 weeks or still viremic at transplant: 34 patients continued treatment after LT (bridging therapy) (SVR12: 88%), while 15 stopped treatment (SVR12: 53%)...
September 16, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919056/an-exploration-of-person-centred-concepts-in-human-services-a-thematic-analysis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Rebecca A Waters, Angus Buchanan
Being 'person-centred' in the delivery of health and human services has become synonymous with quality care, and it is a core feature of policy reform in Australia and other Western countries. This research aimed to identify the uses, definitions and characteristics of the term 'person-centred' in the ageing, mental health and disability literature. A thematic analysis identified seven common core themes of person-centredness: honouring the person, being in relationship, facilitating participation and engagement, social inclusion/citizenship, experiencing compassionate love, being strengths/capacity focussed, and organisational characteristics...
September 8, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905726/compassionate-release-policy-reform-physicians-as-advocates-for-human-dignity
#4
Andreas Mitchell, Brie Williams
A rapidly aging correctional population has led to an increasing number of patients with serious progressive and terminal illnesses in correctional settings. "Compassionate release" describes a range of policies offering early release or parole to incarcerated patients with serious or debilitating illnesses. However, in many states that have compassionate release policies, few patients are actually granted release. We describe how the continued incarceration of patients with serious or debilitating illness can constitute a violation of human dignity if appropriate palliative care is unavailable...
September 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891233/fetoscopic-tracheal-occlusion-for-treatment-of-non-isolated-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#5
Viola Seravalli, Eric B Jelin, Jena L Miller, Aylin Tekes, Luca Vricella, Ahmet A Baschat
Fetoscopic endotracheal occlusion (FETO) is a prenatal treatment that may increase survival in severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). In the USA, FETO is offered for isolated severe left-sided CDH in the context of an FDA-approved feasibility study. FETO in non-isolated cases of severe CDH is only performed with a compassionate use exemption from US regulatory bodies. Anomalies frequently associated with CDH include congenital cystic lesions of the lung and cardiac defects. We describe two cases of non-isolated severe left-sided CDH that underwent prenatal FETO, survived after birth and underwent postnatal surgical repair...
August 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890797/defining-patient-centricity-with-patients-for-patients-and-caregivers-a-collaborative-endeavour
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Guy Yeoman, Patricia Furlong, Michael Seres, Helena Binder, Helena Chung, Vincenzo Garzya, Rachel Rm Jones
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement is an essential aspect in the research/development of biopharmaceutical products and disease management. Improving the lives of patients requires a deep understanding of their medical conditions, experiences, needs and priorities. However, a consistent definition of patient centricity is lacking. A series of initiatives was conducted to define patient centricity and its important principles impacting the biopharmaceutical industry. METHODS: Interviews, questionnaires and literature reviews were conducted involving key stakeholders to initially identify issues of importance to patients, healthcare providers and payers...
April 2017: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889170/embedding-volunteer-activity-into-paramedic-education
#7
Linda Ross, Sophia Kabidi
BACKGROUND: Paramedics require a wide range of skills that are beyond clinical or technical skills in order to meet the demands of the role and provide quality and compassionate care to patients. Non-technical or "soft" skills and attributes are generally challenging to teach and develop in the classroom setting. Volunteerism provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to different communities and develop interpersonal skills. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used one-on-one interviews with 12 third-year Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) students from Monash University, Australia, who completed a community volunteering program...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885058/ustekinumab-use-in-crohn-s-disease-a-canadian-tertiary-care-centre-experience
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Astrid-Jane Greenup, Greg Rosenfeld, Brian Bressler
OBJECTIVES: Real world data regarding clinical response to ustekinumab in Crohn's disease is lacking. We report our experience of ustekinumab use using a novel subcutaneous (SC) induction strategy and aim to identify predictors of response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study of compassionate ustekinumab use in Crohn's disease was conducted with the use of a standard or high dose SC induction protocol. Symptomatic response was assessed after 3 months (short-term), and if remaining on therapy, within 3-12 months (medium-term) and at least 12 months (long-term)...
September 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878582/transcatheter-mitral-valve-replacement-with-the-edwards-sapien-3-valve
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Biswajit Kar, Angelo Nascimbene, Igor D Gregoric, Manish Patel, Pranav Loyalka
We describe the case of a 57-year-old man who had severe mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation without significant annular calcification. He was not a candidate for surgical valve replacement or repair because of his substantial comorbid conditions, overall frailty, and elevated surgical risk. He underwent successful transcatheter mitral valve replacement of his native mitral valve with compassionate, off-label use of an Edwards Sapien 3 valve. A search of the literature produced no other cases like ours, which represents a further evolution of the transcatheter valve implantation concept...
August 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870666/tenofovir-alafenamide-as-a-rescue-therapy-in-a-cirrhotic-hbv-patient-with-a-hystory-of-fanconi-syndrome-and-multidrug-resistance-a-case-report
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Glenda Grossi, Alessandro Loglio, Floriana Facchetti, Marta Borghi, Roberta Soffredini, Enrico Galmozzi, Giovanna Lunghi, Anuj Gaggar, Pietro Lampertico
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is a recommended first-line therapy for both naïve and experienced chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients although reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), hypophosphatemia, hyperphosphaturia and Fanconi syndrome have been reported in some patients. Entecavir (ETV) could be considered as a rescue therapy for TDF treated patients developing renal dysfunction, though patients with prior history of treatment with Lamivudine (LAM) can develop ETV resistance strains which can lead to potentially severe hepatitis flares...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864605/radioembolization-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-indications-technique-and-outcomes
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F Edward Boas, Lisa Bodei, Constantinos T Sofocleous
Liver metastases are a major cause of death from colorectal cancer. Intraarterial therapy options for colorectal liver metastases include chemoinfusion via a hepatic arterial pump or port, irinotecan-loaded drug-eluting beads, and radioembolization using (90)Y microspheres. Intraarterial therapy allows the delivery of a high dose of chemotherapy or radiation into liver tumors while minimizing the impact on liver parenchyma and avoiding systemic effects. Specificity in intraarterial therapy can be achieved both through preferential arterial flow to the tumor and through selective catheter positioning...
September 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843527/factors-associated-with-the-trend-of-physical-and-chemical-restraint-use-among-long-term-care-facility-residents-in-hong-kong-data-from-an-11-year-observational-study
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Kuen Lam, Joseph S K Kwan, Chi Wai Kwan, Alice M L Chong, Claudia K Y Lai, Vivian W Q Lou, Angela Y M Leung, Justina Y W Liu, Xue Bai, Iris Chi
BACKGROUND: Negative effects of restraint use have been well-documented. However, the prevalence of restraints use has been high in long-term care facilities in Hong Kong compared with other countries and this goes against the basic principles of ethical and compassionate care for older people. The present study aimed to review the change in the prevalence of physical and chemical restraint use in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) over a period of 11 years in Hong Kong and to identify the major factors associated with their use...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840010/delamanid-and-bedaquiline-to-treat-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-children-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lia D'Ambrosio, Rosella Centis, Simon Tiberi, Marina Tadolini, Margareth Dalcolmo, Adrian Rendon, Susanna Esposito, Giovanni Battista Migliori
The new drugs delamanid and bedaquiline are increasingly used to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR-) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). As evidence is lacking, the World Health Organization recommends their use under specific conditions in adults, delamanid only being recommended in children ≥6 years of age. No systematic review has yet evaluated the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the new drugs in children. A search of peer-reviewed, scientific evidence was performed, to evaluate the efficacy/effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of delamanid or bedaquiline-containing regimens in children with confirmed M/XDR-TB...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838478/2-year-outcomes-after-transcatheter%C3%A2-mitral-valve-replacement
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Ander Regueiro, Jian Ye, Neil Fam, Vinayak N Bapat, François Dagenais, Mark D Peterson, Stephan Windecker, John G Webb, Josep Rodés-Cabau
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine late (2-year) outcomes following transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) with the FORTIS valve (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California). BACKGROUND: No data exist on long-term clinical outcomes following TMVR in patients with severe native mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS: This multicenter registry included consecutive patients with severe MR who underwent TMVR with the FORTIS valve under a compassionate clinical use program...
August 28, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831993/compassionate-use-of-the-pascal-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-system-for-patients-with-severe-mitral-regurgitation-a-multicentre-prospective-observational-first-in-man-study
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Fabien Praz, Konstantinos Spargias, Michael Chrissoheris, Lutz Büllesfeld, Georg Nickenig, Florian Deuschl, Robert Schueler, Neil P Fam, Robert Moss, Moody Makar, Robert Boone, Jeremy Edwards, Aris Moschovitis, Saibal Kar, John Webb, Ulrich Schäfer, Ted Feldman, Stephan Windecker
BACKGROUND: Severe mitral regurgitation is associated with impaired prognosis if left untreated. Using the devices currently available, transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) remains challenging in complex anatomical situations. We report the procedural and 30-day results of the first-in-man study of the Edwards PASCAL TMVr system. METHODS: In this multicentre, prospective, observational, first-in-man study, we collected data from seven tertiary care hospitals in five countries that had a compassionate use programme in which patients underwent transcatheter mitral valve repair using the Edwards PASCAL TMVr system...
August 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831600/encouraging-results-with-the-compassionate-use-of-hydralazine-valproate-transkrip%C3%A2-as-epigenetic-treatment-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds
#16
Myrna Candelaria, Sebastian Burgos, Mayra Ponce, Ramiro Espinoza, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez
The hypomethylating agents azacytidine and decitabine are unaffordable for many patients with MDS. The combination of the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor hydralazine and the histone deacetylase inhibitor valproate has shown preliminary efficacy in MDS. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of hydralazine/valproate in a case series of MDS patients treated in a compassionate manner. Hydralazine was dosed according to the acetylation genotype of patients (slow acetylators 83 mg daily; fast acetylators 182 mg daily), and valproate was dosed at 30 mg/kg/day...
August 23, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830600/everolimus-as-a-single-agent-in-refractory-or-relapsed-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-the-brazilian-named-patient-program-experience
#17
Talita Máira Bueno da Silveira da Rocha, Sergio Costa Fortier, Thais Rodrigues da Cunha Fischer, Guilherme Fleury Perini, Rafael Dezen Gaiolla, Laura Fogliatto, Marcia Torresan Delamain, Andressa Fragoso da Costa, Nelson Siqueira de Castro, Wolney Gois Barretos, Cármino Antonio de Souza, Valéria Buccheri, Carlos Sérgio Chiattone
BACKGROUND: Despite all the scientific progress that has been made on understanding the disease, prognosis for patients with relapsed and refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma remains poor and the treatment is palliative in the majority of the cases. Thus, the aim of this study was to present the results on the compassionate use of everolimus in a group of patients who were monitored at nine different centers in Brazil. METHODS: A 10-mg oral dose of everolimus was given to each patient daily...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825863/hiv-related-stigma-and-overlapping-stigmas-towards-people-living-with-hiv-among-health-care-trainees-in-canada
#18
Anne C Wagner, Todd Girard, Kelly E McShane, Shari Margolese, Trevor A Hart
HIV continues to be a stigmatized disease, despite significant advances in care and concerted effort to reduce discrimination, stereotypes, and prejudice. Living with HIV is often associated with a multitude of overlapping and intersecting experiences which can, in and of themselves, also be stigmatized, and which may exacerbate HIV-related stigma. The consequences of these stigmatizing experiences are particularly impactful when the stigmatizing individual is a health care provider, as this can influence access to and quality of care...
August 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821526/development-and-testing-of-the-culture-of-care-barometer-cocb-in-healthcare-organisations-a-mixed-methods-study
#19
Anne Marie Rafferty, Julia Philippou, Joanne M Fitzpatrick, Geoff Pike, Jane Ball
OBJECTIVE: Concerns about care quality have prompted calls to create workplace cultures conducive to high-quality, safe and compassionate care and to provide a supportive environment in which staff can operate effectively. How healthcare organisations assess their culture of care is an important first step in creating such cultures. This article reports on the development and validation of a tool, the Culture of Care Barometer, designed to assess perceptions of a caring culture among healthcare workers preliminary to culture change...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810444/the-role-of-self-disgust-in-eating-psychopathology-in-overweight-and-obesity-can-self-compassion-be-useful
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Lara Palmeira, José Pinto-Gouveia, Marina Cunha
This study explores the relationship between self-disgust and eating psychopathology and whether self-compassion plays a mediator role on this relationship. Participants were 203 adults, from both genders, with overweight and obesity ( MBMI = 31.17, standard deviation = 5.43). Women reported higher levels of self-disgust and eating psychopathology and lower levels of self-compassion than men. Path analysis results suggested that the effect of self-disgust on eating psychopathology occurred partially through one's inability to be self-compassionate...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
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