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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105687/a-research-review-on-clinical-needs-technical-requirements-and-normativity-in-the-design-of-surgical-robots
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REVIEW
Carlos Eduardo Díaz, Roemi Fernández, Manuel Armada, Felipe García
Nowadays robots play an important role in society, mainly due to the significant benefits they provide when utilized for assisting human beings in the execution of dangerous or repetitive tasks. Medicine is one of the fields in which robots are gaining greater use and development, especially those employed in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). However, due to the particular conditions of the human body where robots have to act, the design of these systems is complex, not only from a technical point of view, but also because the clinical needs and the normativity aspects are important considerations that have to be taken into account in order to achieve better performances and more secure systems for patients and surgeons...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089116/bullying-and-sexual-discrimination-in-the-greek-health-care-system
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Pavlina Chrysafi, Effie Simou, Marinos Makris, George Malietzis, Gregory C Makris
INTRODUCTION: Modern medicine is based on teamwork and communication. Bullying and discrimination can have a serious effect on these, affecting the standard of medical training and patient care. AIM: To determine the incidence of bullying and sex discrimination in the Greek health care system. METHODS: An online questionnaire was designed and circulated among Greek medical professionals. RESULTS: We received 1349 completed questionnaires with a response rate of 48% and with 45% of them being female...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068145/comparison-of-patient-health-history-questionnaires-used-in-general-internal-and-family-medicine-integrative-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-clinics
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Justin G R Laube, Martin F Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: Health history questionnaires (HHQs) are a set of self-administered questions completed by patients prior to a clinical encounter. Despite widespread use, minimal research has evaluated the content of HHQs used in general internal medicine and family medicine (GIM/FM), integrative medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM; chiropractic, naturopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM]) clinics. Integrative medicine and CAM claim greater emphasis on well-being than does GIM/FM...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062342/barriers-to-medical-compassion-as-a-function-of-experience-and-specialization-psychiatry-pediatrics-internal-medicine-surgery-and-general-practice
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Antonio T Fernando, Nathan S Consedine
CONTEXT: Compassion is an expectation of patients, regulatory bodies, and physicians themselves. Most research has, however, studied compassion fatigue rather than compassion itself and has concentrated on the role of the physician. The Transactional Model of Physician Compassion suggests that physician, patient, external environment, and clinical factors are all relevant. Because these factors vary both across different specialties and among physicians with differing degrees of experience, barriers to compassion are also likely to vary...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056250/-outcome-evaluation-based-on-evidence-based-medicine-of-laparoscopic-surgery-for-rectal-cancer
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H W Yao, Y H Liu
Laparoscopic surgery of rectal cancer has experienced more than 20 years of technical development and clinical research. Based on the published high-level clinical trials such as COREAN, COLOR Ⅱ, ACOSOG Z6051 and ALacaRT, laparoscopic surgery is recommended as method to treat rectal cancer by the NCCN Clinical Practice Guideline on Rectal Cancer (version 1.2016) with class 2A evidence. But it is also suggested that the surgeons should have experiences of performing minimally invasive proctectomy with total mesorectal excision...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051764/the-use-of-fibrin-sealant-during-non-emergency-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-of-benefits-and-harms
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Steven J Edwards, Fay Crawford, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Andrea Berardi, George Osei-Assibey, Mariana Bacelar, Fatima Salih, Victoria Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Fibrin sealants are used in different types of surgery to prevent the accumulation of post-operative fluid (seroma) or blood (haematoma) or to arrest haemorrhage (bleeding). However, there is uncertainty around the benefits and harms of fibrin sealant use. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence on the benefits and harms of fibrin sealants in non-emergency surgery in adults. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases [MEDLINE, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library (including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, the Health Technology Assessment database and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials)] were searched from inception to May 2015...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046159/technical-note-a-new-surgical-technique-for-ovariohysterectomy-during-early-pregnancy-in-beef-heifers
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K J McLean, C R Dahlen, P P Borowicz, L P Reynolds, M R Crosswhite, B W Neville, S D Walden, J S Caton
We hypothesized that a standing flank ovariohysterectomy procedure could be developed in beef heifers that would provide high quality tissues for addressing critical questions during early pregnancy, while concomitantly keeping livestock stewardship a high priority. To test the hypothesis, we: 1) developed a standing flank ovariohysterectomy procedure for use in beef heifers, and 2) implemented this procedure in a cohort of heifers up to d 50 of pregnancy for tissue collections, documentation of post-surgical recovery, and assessment of feedlot finishing performance...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045921/peripheral-venous-catheter-related-adverse-events-evaluation-from-a-multicentre-epidemiological-study-in-france-the-catheval-project
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Katiuska Miliani, Raphaël Taravella, Denis Thillard, Valérie Chauvin, Emmanuelle Martin, Stéphanie Edouard, Pascal Astagneau
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral venous catheters (PVC) are medical devices most frequently used during hospital care. Although the frequency of specific PVC-related adverse events (PVCAEs) has been reported, the global risk related to the insertion of this device is poorly estimated. The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of PVCAEs during the indwell time, after catheter removal, and to identify practice-mirroring risk factors. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted as a part of a research project, called CATHEVAL, in one surgery ward and four medicine wards from three public general tertiary care hospitals in Northern France that were invited to participate between June-2013 and June-2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038910/consumer-health-informatics-empowering-healthy-lifestyle-seekers-through-mhealth
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REVIEW
Anthony Faiola, Richard J Holden
People are at risk from noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and poor health habits, with interventions like medications and surgery carrying further risk of adverse effects. This paper addresses ways people are increasingly moving to healthy living medicine (HLM) to mitigate such health threats. HLM-seekers increasingly leverage mobile technologies that enable control of personal health information, collaboration with clinicians/other agents to establish healthy living practices. For example, outcomes from consumer health informatics research includes empowering users to take charge of their health through active participation in decision-making about healthcare delivery...
December 27, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034651/patient-surgeon-and-hospital-disparities-associated-with-benign-hysterectomy-approach-and-perioperative-complications
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Ambar Mehta, Tim Xu, Susan Hutfless, Martin A Makary, Abdulrahman K Sinno, Edward J Tanner, Rebecca L Stone, Karen Wang, Amanda N Fader
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy is among the most common major surgical procedures performed in women. Approximately 450,000 hysterectomy procedures are performed each year in the United States for benign indications. However, little is known regarding contemporary U.S. hysterectomy trends for women with benign disease with respect to operative technique and perioperative complications, and the association between these two factors with patient, surgeon, and hospital characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To describe contemporary hysterectomy trends and explore associations between patient, surgeon, and hospital characteristics with surgical approach and perioperative complications...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033047/top-100-cited-foot-and-ankle-related-articles
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Patrick A DeHeer, William Adams, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, Eric Meshulam, Kory Miskin, Tiffany Truong Koch, Corey Groh
BACKGROUND: Article citations are a well-accepted method of evaluating the influence or impact of a particular article. Other medical specialties have published the top cited articles in their specialty. To date, an analysis of the foot and ankle podiatric medicine-related article citation method has not been published. METHODS: Three citation indices were used on October 10, 2014, February 20, 2015, and May 1, 2015, to determine the top 100 cited foot and ankle-related articles...
November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031958/life-as-an-early-career-researcher-interview-with-kavita-beri
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Kavita Beri
Kavita Beri speaks to Francesca Lake, Managing Editor. Kavita Beri is a board certified Internal Medicine physician in the United States, and is an active member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is the medical director and owner of BE Skin & Laser Med Spa, an aesthetic medicine practice in NJ, USA. She holds a position as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Biomaterials and Center for Dermal Research at Rutgers University (NJ, USA) and is an active staff member in the Department of Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (NJ, USA)...
June 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030966/systemic-drugs-that-influence-titanium-implant-osseointegration
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Dragos Apostu, Ondine Lucaciu, Gheorghe Dan Osvald Lucaciu, Bogdan Crisan, Liana Crisan, Mihaela Baciut, Florin Onisor, Grigore Baciut, Radu Septimiu Câmpian, Simion Bran
Titanium implants are widely used on an increasing number of patients in orthopedic and dental medicine. Despite the good survival rates of these implants, failures that lead to important socio-economic consequences still exist. Recently, research aimed at improving implant fixation, a process called osseointegration, has focused on a new, inovative field: systemic delivery of drugs. Following implant fixation, patients receive systemic drugs that could either impair or enhance osseointegration; these drugs include anabolic and anti-catabolic bone-acting agents in addition to new treatments...
December 28, 2016: Drug Metabolism Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025611/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-an-introduction
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REVIEW
Gabriele Dreier, Jan Löhler
Background: Medical treatment requires the implementation of existing evidence in the decision making process in order to be able to find the best possible diagnostic, therapeutic or prognostic measure for the individual patient based on the physician's own expertise. Clinical trials form the evidence base and ideally, their results are assembled, analyzed, summarized, and made available in systematic review articles. Beside planning, conducting, and evaluating clinical trials in conformity with GCP (good clinical practice), it is essential that all results of conducted studies are publicly available in order to avoid publication bias...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025610/evidence-gaps-in-ent-surgery-a-qualitative-survey
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REVIEW
Jan Löhler, B Akcicek, F Müller, G Dreier, J J Meerpohl, W Vach, J A Werner
Introduction: As in other disciplines, the burgeoning knowledge in ENT medicine long ago surpassed our ability to adequately absorb it and maintain a proper overview. This can give rise to actual or assumed evidence gaps that can impede the progress of the discipline and evidence-based treatment of patients. Clinics and medical practices also hold to traditional doctrines that shape day-to-day medicine, without these schools being challenged based on evidence. Methods: Between February and June 2015, 160 ENT clinics, including 34 university hospitals, and 2,670 ENT practices took part in a two-arm online survey on existing or perceived evidentiary gaps in ENT medicine using a previously developed questionnaire...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025609/indications-for-tonsillectomy-stratified-by-the-level-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: One of the most significant clinical trials, demonstrating the efficacy of tonsillectomy (TE) for recurrent throat infection in severely affected children, was published in 1984. This systematic review was undertaken to compile various indications for TE as suggested in the literature after 1984 and to stratify the papers according to the current concept of evidence-based medicine. Material and methods: A systematic Medline research was performed using the key word of "tonsillectomy" in combination with different filters such as "systematic reviews", "meta-analysis", "English", "German", and "from 1984/01/01 to 2015/05/31"...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011046/promoting-the-appropriate-use-of-advanced-radiation-technologies-in-oncology-summary-of-a-national-cancer-policy-forum-workshop
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Grace L Smith, Patricia A Ganz, Justin E Bekelman, Steven J Chmura, James J Dignam, Jason A Efstathiou, Reshma Jagsi, Peter A Johnstone, Michael L Steinberg, Stephen B Williams, James B Yu, Anthony L Zietman, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Ya-Chen Tina Shih
PURPOSE: Leaders in the oncology community are sounding a clarion call to promote "value" in cancer care decisions. Value in cancer care considers the clinical effectiveness, along with the costs, when selecting a treatment. To discuss possible solutions to the current obstacles to achieving value in the use of advanced technologies in oncology, the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop, "Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Oncology" in July 2015...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005639/pancreatic-uptake-by-18f-fdopa-pet-ct-in-patients-with-hypoglycemia-after-gastric-bypass-surgery-compared-with-controls-with-or-without-carbidopa-pretreatment
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André P van Beek, Loek J M de Heide, Bram van Ginkel, Riemer H J A Slart, Anouk N A van der Horst-Schrivers, Ronald Boellaard, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Walter Noordzij, Andor W J M Glaudemans
PURPOSE: The use of Fluorine-labeled dihydroxy-phenyl-alanine (F-FDOPA) PET/CT in patients with hypoglycemia suspected to be caused by pancreatic disease can be helpful to localize the source of excess insulin production. In this setting, carbidopa pretreatment is not recommended. However, quantitative comparisons of pancreatic tracer uptake in patients with or without carbidopa pretreatment and in diffuse pancreatic disease are lacking. Therefore, we aimed to describe and quantify pancreatic F-FDOPA uptake in patients without pancreatic disease with or without carbidopa pretreatment and in patients with hypoglycemia after gastric bypass surgery...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005119/an-overview-of-the-history-of-orthopedic-surgery
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Ishaan Swarup, Joseph F O'Donnell
Orthopedic surgery has a long and rich history. While the modern term orthopedics was coined in the 1700s, orthopedic principles were beginning to be developed and used during primitive times. The Egyptians continued these practices, and described ways to recognize and manage common orthopedic conditions. The Greeks and Romans subsequently began to study medicine in a systematic manner, and greatly improved our understanding of orthopedic anatomy and surgical technique. After a period of little progress during the Middle Ages, rapid advancement was noted during the Renaissance, including the description of various injuries, improvements in surgical technique, and development of orthopedic hospitals...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983691/evaluation-of-google-glass-technical-limitations-on-their-integration-in-medical-systems
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Antonio Martinez-Millana, Jose-Luis Bayo-Monton, Aroa Lizondo, Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, Vicente Traver
Google Glass is a wearable sensor presented to facilitate access to information and assist while performing complex tasks. Despite the withdrawal of Google in supporting the product, today there are multiple applications and much research analyzing the potential impact of this technology in different fields of medicine. Google Glass satisfies the need of managing and having rapid access to real-time information in different health care scenarios. Among the most common applications are access to electronic medical records, display monitorizations, decision support and remote consultation in specialties ranging from ophthalmology to surgery and teaching...
December 15, 2016: Sensors
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