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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817750/the-surgeon-on-service-model-for-timely-economically-viable-inpatient-care-of-tracheostomy-patients-in-academic-pediatric-otolaryngology
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Jennifer M Lavin, James W Schroeder, Dana M Thompson
Importance: The traditional practice model for pediatric otolaryngologists at high-volume academic centers is to simultaneously balance outpatient care responsibilities with those of the inpatient service, emergency department, and ambulatory care clinics. This model leads to challenges with care coordination, timeliness of nonemergency operative care, and consistent participation in care and consultation at the attending surgeon level. The "surgeon on service" (SOS) model-where faculty members rotate to manage the inpatient service in lieu of outpatient responsibilities-has been described as one method to address this conundrum...
August 17, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817463/delivering-high-value-inflammatory-bowel-disease-care-through-telemedicine-visits
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Shawn X Li, Kimberly D Thompson, Tracey Peterson, Shelley Huneven, Jamie Carmichael, Fredric J Glazer, Katelyn Darling, Corey A Siegel
BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require regular follow-up to manage their care, which requires significant amount of time and out-of-pocket costs. Telemedicine in the form of video virtual visits could serve as an alternative to in-office visits. The aim of this project was to understand if telemedicine can provide high value care (defined as quality/cost) to outpatients with IBD. METHODS: Patients who participated in the IBD telemedicine clinic in the second half of 2015 were included...
August 16, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815275/similar-failure-rate-in-immediate-post-operative-weight-bearing-versus-protected-weight-bearing-following-meniscal-repair-on-peripheral-vertical-meniscal-tears
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Bryan Perkins, Kyle R Gronbeck, Ruixian Alexander Yue, Marc A Tompkins
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Post-operative weight bearing after meniscal repair is a point of debate among physicians. This study sought to evaluate whether patients adhering to an immediate WBAT rehabilitation programme have a higher failure rate compared to those adhering to a more traditional, protected, NWB status following meniscal repair. The null hypothesis was that there would be no difference in failure between the two groups. METHODS: A retrospective review of meniscal repair patients greater than 5 years from surgery was performed for patients receiving meniscal repair treatment...
August 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814904/the-journey-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-review-of-reported-lag-times-from-the-onset-of-symptoms
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Alaa S Barhamain, Rami F Magliah, Mohammad H Shaheen, Shurooq F Munassar, Ayman M Falemban, Mohammed M Alshareef, Hani M Almoallim
BACKGROUND: Even after achieving tremendous advances in diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), many of the patients undergo delays in diagnosis and initiation of treatment, which leads to worsening of the condition and poor prognosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to perform a literature review to quantify the lag times in diagnosis and treatment of RA and study the reported factors associated with it. METHODS: The authors searched literature published until September 2016 in electronic full-text and abstract databases and hand-searched the suitable articles...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813502/addressing-the-challenge-of-high-priced-prescription-drugs-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-a-systematic-review-of-drug-life-cycles-therapeutic-drug-markets-and-regulatory-frameworks
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Toon van der Gronde, Carin A Uyl-de Groot, Toine Pieters
CONTEXT: Recent public outcry has highlighted the rising cost of prescription drugs worldwide, which in several disease areas outpaces other health care expenditures and results in a suboptimal global availability of essential medicines. METHOD: A systematic review of Pubmed, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian was performed to identify articles related to the pricing of medicines. FINDINGS: Changes in drug life cycles have dramatically affected patent medicine markets, which have long been considered a self-evident and self-sustainable source of income for highly profitable drug companies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811229/necrotizing-fasciitis-following-venomous-snakebites-in-a-tertiary-hospital-of-southwest-taiwan
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Yao-Hung Tsai, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Kuo-Chin Huang, Pei-An Yu, Chi-Lung Chen, Liang Tseng Kuo
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis following venomous snakebites is uncommon. The purpose of this study was to describe the initial clinical features of necrotizing fasciitis after snakebites, and to identify the risk factors for patients with cellulitis who later developed necrotizing fasciitis. METHODS: Sixteen patients with surgically-confirmed necrotizing fasciitis and 25 patients diagnosed with cellulitis following snakebites were retrospectively reviewed over a 6-year period...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810994/comparison-of-point-of-care-versus-laboratory-troponin-testing-in-an-emergency-department-setting
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Michael Juliano, Courtney Wason
BACKGROUND: There have been concerns regarding troponin results accuracy between point-of-care (POC) testing preformed in an emergency department (ED) setting and laboratory testing. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of cardiac troponin I testing as concerns POC testing and laboratory analysis as a way to show that these results are interchangeable. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed from October 2012 through September 2013 to identify all patients who presented to the ED that received both a POC and laboratory troponin associated with the same blood draw...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810082/therapeutic-monoclonal-antibodies-and-clinical-laboratory-tests-when-why-and-what-is-expected
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Zhanhu Zhang, Wenjie Hu, Linlin Li, Hongxia Ding, Haibo Li
BACKGROUND: We herein provide an overview of the clinical laboratory tests that should be performed before, during and after using therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and the clinical laboratory tests that may be affected by mAbs. METHODS: The labels of FDA-approved therapeutic mAbs were downloaded from DailyMed (the official website for drug labels) and were used as the sources of data for this review. RESULTS: It was found that most of the labels provided information relevant to the clinical laboratory tests, including the tests needed before mAbs treatment to check the patients' background status and to identify potentially sensitive patients, the tests needed during or after the treatment to evaluate the patients' response, and the mAbs that may lead to false positive or negative results for clinical laboratory tests...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809132/impact-of-primary-tracheoesophageal-puncture-on-outcomes-after-total-laryngectomy
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Aru Panwar, Oleg Militsakh, Robert Lindau, Andrew Coughlin, Harlan Sayles, Katherine R Rieke, William Lydiatt, Daniel Lydiatt, Russell Smith
Objectives To identify differences in postoperative wound complications associated with a primary tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) at the time of laryngectomy versus no TEP. Study Design Retrospective review of large national data set. Setting Academic and nonacademic health care facilities in United States, contributing de-identified, risk-adjusted clinical data to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Subjects and Methods The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set for years 2006 to 2012 identified 430 patients who underwent total laryngectomy with or without a primary TEP...
August 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808942/primary-care-providers-opening-of-time-sensitive-alerts-sent-to-commercial-electronic-health-record-inbaskets
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Sarah L Cutrona, Hassan Fouayzi, Laura Burns, Rajani S Sadasivam, Kathleen M Mazor, Jerry H Gurwitz, Lawrence Garber, Devi Sundaresan, Thomas K Houston, Terry S Field
BACKGROUND: Time-sensitive alerts are among the many types of clinical notifications delivered to physicians' secure InBaskets within commercial electronic health records (EHRs). A delayed alert review can impact patient safety and compromise care. OBJECTIVE: To characterize factors associated with opening of non-interruptive time-sensitive alerts delivered into primary care provider (PCP) InBaskets. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: We analyzed data for 799 automated alerts...
August 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808489/what-should-be-the-appropriate-minimal-duration-for-patient-examination-and-evaluation-in-pulmonary-outpatient-clinics
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Benan Musellim, Sermin Borekci, Gulfidan Uzan, Zafer Hasan Ali Sak, Secil Kepil Ozdemir, Goksel Altinisik, Sinem Agca Altunbey, Nazan Sen, Oguz Kilinc, Arzu Yorgancioglu
INTRODUCTION: Patient examinations performed in a limited time period may lead to impairment in patient and physician relationship, defective and erroneous diagnosis, inappropriate prescriptions, less common use of preventive medicine practices, poor patient satisfaction, and increased violent acts against health-care staff. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the appropriate minimal duration of patient examination in the pulmonary practice. METHODS: A total of 49 researchers from ten different study groups of the Turkish Thoracic Society participated in the study...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807442/age-is-related-to-neurological-outcome-in-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-ohca-receiving-therapeutic-hypothermia-th
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Se Jong Oh, Jin Joo Kim, Jae Ho Jang, In Cheol Hwang, Jae Hyuk Woo, Yong Su Lim, Hyuk Jun Yang
INTRODUCTION: In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the patients' outcomes after cardiac arrest based on age in one center, to determine whether geriatric patients had worse outcomes. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective cohort study. The patients admitted to the intensive care unit on successful resuscitation after OHCA were retrospectively identified and evaluated. RESULTS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients over 18years of-age with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) (>24h) after cardiac arrest who were admitted to the emergency intensive care unit (EICU) and received post-cardiac arrest care between March 2007 and December 2013...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807107/etiologies-and-management-of-cutaneous-flushing-nonmalignant-causes
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REVIEW
Azeen Sadeghian, Hailey Rouhana, Brittany Oswald-Stumpf, Erin Boh
The flushing phenomenon may represent a physiologic or a pathologic reaction. Although flushing is usually benign, it is prudent that the physician remains aware of potentially life-threatening conditions associated with cutaneous flushing. A thorough investigation should be performed if the flushing is atypical or not clearly associated with a benign underlying process. The diagnosis often relies on a pertinent history, review of systems, physical examination, and various laboratory and imaging modalities, all of which are discussed in the 2 articles in this continuing medical education series...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802331/preliminary-physician-and-pharmacist-survey-of-the-national-health-insurance-pharmacloud-system-in-taiwan
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Yu-Ting Tseng, Elizabeth H Chang, Li-Na Kuo, Wan-Chen Shen, Kuan-Jen Bai, Chih-Chi Wang, Hsiang-Yin Chen
BACKGROUND: The PharmaCloud system, a cloud-based medication system, was launched by the Taiwan National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) in 2013 to integrate patients' medication lists among different medical institutions. The aim of the preliminary study was to evaluate satisfaction with this system among physicians and pharmacists at the early stage of system implementation. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed through a review of the literature and discussion in 6 focus groups to understand the level of satisfaction, attitudes, and intentions of physicians and pharmacists using the PharmaCloud system...
October 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801439/validation-of-asthma-recording-in-the-clinical-practice-research-datalink-cprd
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Francis Nissen, Daniel R Morales, Hana Mullerova, Liam Smeeth, Ian J Douglas, Jennifer K Quint
OBJECTIVES: The optimal method of identifying people with asthma from electronic health records in primary care is not known. The aim of this study is to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of different algorithms using clinical codes and prescription data to identify people with asthma in the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). METHODS: 684 participants registered with a general practitioner (GP) practice contributing to CPRD between 1 December 2013 and 30 November 2015 were selected according to one of eight predefined potential asthma identification algorithms...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801407/the-boundaries-of-mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-design-of-the-searching-clinical-copd-onset-soon-study
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Gonzalo Labarca, Andrea Bustamante, Gonzalo Valdivia, Rodrigo Díaz, Álvaro Huete, Paul Mac Nab, Laura Mendoza, Jaime Leppe, Carmen Lisboa, Fernando Saldías, Orlando Díaz
INTRODUCTION: Clinical onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the point at which the disease is first identifiable by physicians. It is a poorly defined stage which seems to include both mild spirometric and non-spirometric disease, and could be described as early grade COPD, for practical purposes. While dyspnoea; chronic bronchitis and CT imaging evidence of emphysema and airway disease may be present very early, the lone significance of dyspnoea, the most relevant symptom in COPD in identifying these individuals, has been scarcely assessed...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799121/3-t-multiparametric-mri-characteristics-of-prostate-cancer-patients-suspicious-for-biochemical-recurrence-after-primary-focal-cryosurgery-hemiablation
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Michael Kongnyuy, Daniel M Halpern, Corinne C Liu, Kaitlin E Kosinski, David J Habibian, Anthony T Corcoran, Aaron E Katz
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to report on multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) characteristics of post-primary focal cryosurgery (PFC) patients suspected of biochemical recurrence (BCR) by the Phoenix criteria. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients at our institution who had undergone PFC. Prostate-specific antigen nadir was determined using 2 or more post-PFC values. Suspicion of BCR was determined using the Phoenix criteria (nadir + 2 ng/ml). At the discretion of the physician, pre-and post-PFC 3-T mpMRIs were obtained and in a few cases biopsies were performed...
August 10, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799055/risk-factors-for-complicated-diverticulitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
H E Bolkenstein, B J M van de Wall, E C J Consten, I A M J Broeders, W A Draaisma
PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review is to identify risk factors that can predict complicated diverticulitis. Uncomplicated diverticulitis is a self-limiting and mild disease, but 10% of patients with diverticulitis develop complications requiring further treatment. It is important to estimate the risk of developing complicated diverticulitis at an early stage to set the right treatment at initial presentation. METHODS: Embase, MEDLINE, and Cochrane databases were searched for studies reporting on risk factors for complicated diverticulitis...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799048/irinotecan-monotherapy-as-third-line-or-later-treatment-in-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Akitaka Makiyama, Kohei Arimizu, Gen Hirano, Chinatsu Makiyama, Yuzo Matsushita, Tsuyoshi Shirakawa, Hirofumi Ohmura, Masato Komoda, Keita Uchino, Kyoko Inadomi, Shuji Arita, Hiroshi Ariyama, Hitoshi Kusaba, Yudai Shinohara, Miyuki Kuwayama, Tatsuhiro Kajitani, Hisanobu Oda, Taito Esaki, Koichi Akashi, Eishi Baba
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) are often treated with irinotecan monotherapy as salvage-line therapy. However, the survival benefit of this therapy remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Medical records of AGC patients who were treated with irinotecan monotherapy as salvage-line treatment in six institutions from 2007 to 2014 were reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 146 patients had prior fluoropyrimidine and taxane therapies, and 75...
August 10, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798228/technical-peer-review-methods-and-outcomes
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Andrew M Keenan, Toni Cranston, Kelsey Hill, Derek J Stocker
Peer review among physicians, nurses and pharmacy staff is routine, yet uncommon in the field of nuclear medicine technology. While not a requirement of regulatory agencies, nuclear medicine technical peer review can greatly enhance the quality of patient care in both hospital and outpatient settings. To date, detailed methods for accomplishing this task have not been previously published. Methods: 19,688 nuclear medicine studies performed at a single institution over a five-year period were critically reviewed...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
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