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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329902/-the-classification-of-headache-important-aspects-of-patient-s-history-and-clinical-diagnostic
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Katharina Kamm, Ruth Ruscheweyh, Ozan Eren, Andreas Straube
Headache disorders are the most occuring symptoms in human population. Basis for a successful therapy of headaches is a definite diagnosis, which needs in turn valid criteria for the graduation of headaches. Corresponding to the classification of the International Headache Society (IHS) especially relevant questions about patient's history and clinical examination lead to a diagnosis.
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329816/subjective-cognitive-decline-correlates-with-depression-symptoms-and-not-with-concurrent-objective-cognition-in-a-clinic-based-sample-of-older-adults
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Zvinka Z Zlatar, Martha Muniz, Douglas Galasko, David P Salmon
Objectives: Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is common in older adults; however, its utility in clinic-based samples remains controversial given its strong associations with mood symptoms. Methods: Five hundred nineteen individuals aged 60-95 with a wide range of cognitive performance scores were referred by community health clinics for brief screening of cognitive complaints. Linear regression models examined the cross-sectional associations between SCD (5-item self-reported questions), symptoms of depression (Beck Depression Inventory [BDI]), and concurrent objective cognitive performance (Cognitive Composite) adjusting for demographics...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329463/current-practices-in-the-timing-of-stage-2-palliation
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James M Meza, Robert D B Jaquiss, Brett R Anderson, Michael-Alice Moga, James K Kirklin, George Sarris, William G Williams, Brian W McCrindle
BACKGROUND: Mortality through single-ventricle palliation remains high and the effect of the timing of stage 2 palliation (S2P) is not well understood. We investigated current practice patterns in the timing of S2P across two professional societies and compared them to actual practice patterns from two databases of patients who underwent S2P. METHODS: A ten-question survey was distributed to the members of the Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS) and the European Congenital Heart Surgeons' Association (ECHSA)...
March 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329414/a-protocol-for-the-development-of-a-critical-thinking-assessment-tool-for-nurses-using-a-delphi-technique
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Elisabeth Jacob, Christine Duffield, Darren Jacob
AIM: The aim of this study is to develop an assessment tool to measure the critical thinking ability of nurses. BACKGROUND: As an increasing number of complex patients are admitted to hospitals, the importance of nurses recognising changes in health status and picking up on deterioration is more important. To detect early signs of complication requires critical thinking skills. Registered nurses are expected to commence their clinical careers with the necessary critical thinking skills to ensure safe nursing practice...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329402/novel-orthopoxvirus-infection-in-an-alaska-resident
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Yuri P Springer, Christopher H Hsu, Zachary R Werle, Link E Olson, Michael P Cooper, Louisa J Castrodale, Nisha Fowler, Andrea M McCollum, Cynthia S Goldsmith, Ginny L Emerson, Kimberly Wilkins, Jeffrey B Doty, Jillybeth Burgado, JinXin Gao, Nishi Patel, Matthew R Mauldin, Mary G Reynolds, Panayampalli S Satheshkumar, Whitni Davidson, Yu Li, Joseph B McLaughlin
Background.: Human infection by orthopoxviruses is being reported with increasing frequency, attributed in part to the cessation of smallpox vaccination and concomitant waning of population-level immunity. In July 2015, a female resident of interior Alaska, presented to an urgent care clinic with a dermal lesion consistent with poxvirus infection. Laboratory testing of a virus isolated from the lesion confirmed infection by an Orthopoxvirus. Methods.: The virus isolate was characterized by using electron microscopy and nucleic acid sequencing...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329292/surgical-septal-myectomy-or-alcohol-septal-ablation-which-approach-offers-better-outcomes-for-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Shi Sum Poon, Mark Field, Dhiraj Gupta, Duke Cameron
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether surgical septal myectomy (SM) is more beneficial than alcohol septal ablation (ASA) in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Altogether 218 articles were found using the reported search, of which 15 studies represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. There were 14 observational studies and 1 meta-analysis study. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these articles are tabulated...
February 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329273/is-surgical-resection-superior-to-bronchoscopic-resection-in-patients-with-symptomatic-endobronchial-hamartoma
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Sarah M Abdel Hady, Salma E Elbastawisy, Aly S Hassaballa, Hany H Elsayed
A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: in surgically fit patients with biopsy proven symptomatic endobronchial hamartoma (EH), is surgical resection superior to bronchoscopic resection in terms of outcome. A total of 756 articles were identified using the reported search, of which 8 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, date, journal, country, study type, population, outcomes and key results are tabulated. Three studies included patients who had either bronchoscopic or surgical treatment of EH in the same study...
February 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329215/triple-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-viewpoint
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Jennifer C V Gwyn, Mark R Thomas, Paulus Kirchhof
Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are treated with dual antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of subsequent myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis. Approximately 5-10% of patients undergoing PCI also have atrial fibrillation (AF). Patients with AF have an additional requirement for anticoagulation, as dual antiplatelet therapy alone is insufficient to adequately reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. However, it is now well established that combining anticoagulants with dual antiplatelet therapy also causes a significant increase in the risk of bleeding...
March 13, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329194/ten-year-results-of-the-freedom-solo-stentless-heart-valve-excellent-haemodynamics-but-progressive-valve-dysfunction-in-the-long-term
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Sandro Sponga, Mila Della Barbera, Daisy Pavoni, Andrea Lechiancole, Enzo Mazzaro, Marialuisa Valente, Gaetano Nucifora, Gaetano Thiene, Ugolino Livi
OBJECTIVES: Freedom Solo (FS) is a pericardial stentless heart valve showing excellent haemodynamic performance at mid-term. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term performance of such bioprostheses. METHODS: Between December 2004 and November 2009, 109 patients (31 men; mean age 76 ± 6 years) underwent aortic valve replacement with FS. Preoperatively, the mean NYHA class was 2.5 ± 0.7, the mean EuroSCORE II, 2.8 ± 2.5. Mean prosthesis size was 22...
February 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328963/chloride-alterations-in-hospitalized-patients-prevalence-and-outcome-significance
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Charat Thongprayoon, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Zhen Cheng, Qi Qian
Serum Cl (sCl) alterations in hospitalized patients have not been comprehensively studied in recent years. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence and outcome significance of (1) sCl alterations on hospital admission, and (2) sCl evolution within the first 48 hr of hospital admission. We conducted a retrospective study of all hospital admissions in the years 2011-2013 at Mayo Clinic Rochester, a 2000-bed tertiary medical center. Outcome measures included hospital mortality, length of hospital stay and discharge disposition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328820/long-term-outcomes-of-surgery-alone-versus-surgery-following-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-early-t3-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Seung Hyun Cho, Gyu-Seog Choi, Gab Chul Kim, An Na Seo, Hye Jung Kim, Won Hwa Kim, Kyung-Min Shin, So Mi Lee, Hunkyu Ryeom, See Hyung Kim
Recently, a few studies have raised the question of whether preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) is essential for all T3 rectal cancers. This case-matched study aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of surgery alone with those of PCRT + surgery for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assessed T3ab (extramural depth of invasion ≤5 mm) and absent mesorectal fascia invasion (clear MRF) in mid/lower rectal cancer patients.From January 2006 to November 2012, 203 patients who underwent curative surgery alone (n = 118) or PCRT + surgery (n = 85) were enrolled in this retrospective study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328809/infectious-diseases-prevalence-vaccination-coverage-and-diagnostic-challenges-in-a-population-of-internationally-adopted-children-referred-to-a-tertiary-care-children-s-hospital-from-2009-to-2015
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Sara Sollai, Francesca Ghetti, Leila Bianchi, Maurizio de Martino, Luisa Galli, Elena Chiappini
Infectious diseases are common in internationally adopted children (IAC).With the objective to evaluate infectious diseases prevalence in a large cohort of IAC and to explore possible risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) and parasitic infections, clinical and laboratory data at first screening visit of all IAC (<18 years) consecutively referred to our Center in 2009 to 2015 were collected and analyzed.In total, 1612 children (median age: 5.40 years; interquartile range: 3.00-7.90) were enrolled, 123/1612 (7...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328736/entrustment-decisions-bringing-the-patient-into-the-assessment-equation
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Olle Ten Cate
With the increased interest in the use of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME) come questions about the implications for assessment. Entrustment assessment combines the evaluation of learners' knowledge, skills, and behaviors with the evaluation of their readiness to be entrusted to perform critical patient care responsibilities. Patient safety, then, should be an explicit component of educational assessments. The validity of these assessments in the clinical workplace becomes the validity of the entrustment decisions...
March 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328615/patient-reported-experience-of-diagnosis-management-and-burden-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-results-from-a-large-patient-survey-in-the-united-states
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Edward M Wolin, John Leyden, Grace Goldstein, Teodora Kolarova, Ron Hollander, Richard R P Warner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this survey was to examine the experience of patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) to raise awareness of the NET-related burden and identify unmet needs. Here, we report data from patients in the United States. METHODS: Patients with NETs participated in a 25-minute anonymous survey, conducted primarily online from February to May 2014. Survey questions captured information on sociodemographics, clinical characteristics, NET diagnostic experience, disease impact/management, interaction with medical teams, and NETs knowledge/awareness...
March 21, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328521/human-papillomavirus-first-and-second-generation-vaccines-current-status-and-future-directions
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Somayeh Pouyanfard, Martin Müller
It has been more than 10 years that the first prophylactic papillomavirus vaccine became available, although distribution has been mainly limited to the more affluent countries. The first two vaccines have been a great success, hundreds of millions of women and a much smaller number of men have been vaccinated ever since. In a few countries with high vaccination coverage, in particular Australia but also parts of Great Britain and others, clinical impact of vaccination programs is already visible and there are indications for herd immunity as well...
March 22, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328130/targeted-molecular-investigation-in-patients-within-the-clinical-spectrum-of-auriculocondylar-syndrome
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Vanessa L Romanelli Tavares, Roseli M Zechi-Ceide, Debora R Bertola, Christopher T Gordon, Simone G Ferreira, Gabriella S P Hsia, Guilherme L Yamamoto, Suzana A M Ezquina, Nancy M Kokitsu-Nakata, Siulan Vendramini-Pittoli, Renato S Freitas, Josiane Souza, Cesar A Raposo-Amaral, Mayana Zatz, Jeanne Amiel, Maria L Guion-Almeida, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno
Auriculocondylar syndrome, mainly characterized by micrognathia, small mandibular condyle, and question mark ears, is a rare disease segregating in an autosomal dominant pattern in the majority of the families reported in the literature. So far, pathogenic variants in PLCB4, GNAI3, and EDN1 have been associated with this syndrome. It is caused by a developmental abnormality of the first and second pharyngeal arches and it is associated with great inter- and intra-familial clinical variability, with some patients not presenting the typical phenotype of the syndrome...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326796/surgical-treatment-of-4-10%C3%A2-cm-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-survey-of-the-lions-and-gazelles
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Sara L Best, Michael Blute, Brian Lane, E Jason Abel
INTRODUCTION: The decision between partial nephrectomy (PN) and radical nephrectomy (RN) may be influenced by training, practice type, or location. We sought to evaluate current opinions about the optimal management of 4-10 cm renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was emailed to ∼2500 Endourologic Society and Society of Urologic Oncology members regarding training, practice setting, and interest in clinical trials in addition to questions about four patient scenarios...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326542/current-and-future-therapies-for-addressing-the-effects-of-inflammation-on-hdl-cholesterol-metabolism
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Fatima Iqbal, Wendy S Baker, Madiha I Khan, Shwetha Thukuntla, Kevin H McKinney, Nicola Abate, Demidmaa Tuvdendorj
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inflammatory processes arising from metabolic abnormalities are known to precipitate the development of CVD. Several metabolic and inflammatory markers have been proposed for predicting the progression of CVD, including high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). For ~50 years, HDL-C has been considered as the atheroprotective 'good' cholesterol because of its strong inverse association with the progression of CVD. Thus, interventions to increase the concentration of HDL-C have been successfully tested in animals; however, clinical trials were unable to confirm the cardiovascular benefits of pharmaceutical interventions aimed at increasing HDL-C levels...
March 22, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326451/application-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-for-treating-hydrocephalus-correlated-chiari-type-i-malformation-in-a-single-chinese-neurosurgery-centre
#19
Yiping Wu, Chuzhong Li, Xuyi Zong, Xinsheng Wang, Songbai Gui, Caiping Gu, Yazhuo Zhang
The correlation between hydrocephalus and Chiari type I malformation (CIM) has been debated since Chiari's first descriptions of CIM but some studies have shown that CIM and hydrocephalus (HCP) could cause symptoms/disease of each other or vice versa. Recent research has found that treatment focused on hydrocephalus with ventricle enlargement also provides alleviation of CIM and even of syringomyelia. However, the lack of consensus among previous studies left unanswered the question of how endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) addresses CIM and why it fails...
March 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326413/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-dental-treatment-after-prosthetic-joint-replacement-exploring-the-orthopaedic-surgeon-s-opinion
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Clare M McNally, Renuka Visvanathan, Sharon Liberali, Robert J Adams
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment is routinely recommended by orthopaedic surgeons to prevent prosthetic joint infection (PJI). This recommendation is at odds with current guidelines. METHODS: A postal survey of 9 checkbox or short-answer questions was completed by 633 orthopaedic surgeons. RESULTS: The majority of respondents (n = 186 of 260, 72%) believe that antibiotic prophylaxis is required indefinitely for dental treatment...
September 2016: Arthroplasty Today
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