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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528210/do-patients-need-to-stay-in-bed-all-day-in-the-epilepsy-monitoring-unit-safety-data-from-a-non-restrictive-setting
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Laura Craciun, Jørgen Alving, Elena Gardella, Daniella Terney, Pirgit Meritam, Melita Cacic Hribljan, Sándor Beniczky
PURPOSE: To assess whether injuries occur more often in an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) where portable EEG amplifiers are used, and where patients can freely move within a large area during the monitoring. METHODS: Patients were monitored at the Danish Epilepsy Center, in an EMU specifically designed for this purpose, and they were under continuous surveillance by personnel dedicated to the EMU. Adverse events (AEs) - including injuries, were prospectively noted, as part of the safety policy of the hospital...
May 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526584/a-simple-algorithm-to-predict-falls-in-primary-care-patients-aged-65-to-74%C3%A2-years-the-international-mobility-in-aging-study
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Fernando Gomez, Yan Yan Wu, Mohammad Auais, Afshin Vafaei, Maria-Victoria Zunzunegui
OBJECTIVE: Primary care practitioners need simple algorithms to identify older adults at higher risks of falling. Classification and regression tree (CaRT) analyses are useful tools for identification of clinical predictors of falls. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Community-dwelling older adults at 5 diverse sites: Tirana (Albania), Natal (Brazil), Manizales (Colombia), Kingston (Ontario, Canada), and Saint-Hyacinthe (Quebec, Canada)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526192/comparison-of-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-planning-techniques-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-modulated-arc-therapy-and-helical-tomotherapy
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Jina Kim, Hong Seok Jang, Yeon Sil Kim, Byung Ock Choi, Young-Nam Kang
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivers a highly conformal, hypofractionated radiation dose to a small target with minimal radiation applied to the surrounding areas. Therefore, using the proper treatment planning techniques for SBRT is important. Intensity modulation techniques, such as static intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), modulated arc therapy (mARC), and helical tomotherapy (HT), are useful for spinal SBRT because of a rapid dose fall-off and spinal cord avoidance. This study compared the planning characteristics for hypofractionated spinal SBRT administered using 3 treatment techniques...
May 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525559/first-onset-mental-disorders-after-cancer-diagnosis-and-cancer-specific-mortality-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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J Zhu, F Fang, A Sjölander, K Fall, H O Adami, U Valdimarsdóttir
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of cancer is strongly associated with the risk of mental disorders even in patients with no previous history of mental disorders. Accumulating data suggest that mental distress may accelerate tumor progression. We hypothesized therefore that mental disorders after a cancer diagnosis may increase the risk of cancer-specific mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study including 244,261 cancer patients diagnosed in Sweden during 2004-2009 and followed them through 2010...
May 19, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524114/bath-ambience-a-mechatronic-system-for-assisting-the-caregivers-of-bedridden-people
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Karolina Bezerra, José Machado, Vítor Carvalho, Marcelo Castro, Pedro Costa, Demétrio Matos, Filomena Soares
The health of older people is receiving special attention and dedication nowadays, with the aim of increasing their general wellbeing and quality of life. Studies into different aspects of the care of the elderly have found that emphasis should be given to solving problems related to bathing in different situations and environments. In particular, it is important to develop new assistive technologies to streamline and ease the burden of a caregiver's daily tasks. Generally-speaking, in the case of bedridden patients, bathing is typically carried out manually by a caregiver, using towels, sponges, and a water basin...
May 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523098/incb24360-epacadostat-a-highly-potent-and-selective-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-ido1-inhibitor-for-immuno-oncology
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Eddy W Yue, Richard Sparks, Padmaja Polam, Dilip Modi, Brent Douty, Brian Wayland, Brian Glass, Amy Takvorian, Joseph Glenn, Wenyu Zhu, Michael Bower, Xiangdong Liu, Lynn Leffet, Qian Wang, Kevin J Bowman, Michael J Hansbury, Min Wei, Yanlong Li, Richard Wynn, Timothy C Burn, Holly K Koblish, Jordan S Fridman, Tom Emm, Peggy A Scherle, Brian Metcalf, Andrew P Combs
A data-centric medicinal chemistry approach led to the invention of a potent and selective IDO1 inhibitor 4f, INCB24360 (epacadostat). The molecular structure of INCB24360 contains several previously unknown or underutilized functional groups in drug substances, including a hydroxyamidine, furazan, bromide, and sulfamide. These moieties taken together in a single structure afford a compound that falls outside of "drug-like" space. Nevertheless, the in vitro ADME data is consistent with the good cell permeability and oral bioavailability observed in all species (rat, dog, monkey) tested...
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523058/comparison-of-hydralazine-and-labetalol-to-lower-severe-hypertension-in-pregnancy
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Ayesha Khan, Sajida Hafeez, Farah Deeba Nasrullah
OBJECTIVE: To compare the intravenous Labetalol versus intravenous hydralazine in patients having severe Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) and pre eclampsia (PE) in pregnancy. METHODS: Seventy eight women admitted in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Civil Hospital Karachi, having severe PIH/PE and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Random selection of patients was performed using sealed opaqe envelop for administration of either intravenous noted (IV) Labetalol or Hydrallazine...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521919/intravascular-ultrasound-analysis-of-intraplaque-versus-subintimal-tracking-in-percutaneous-intervention-for-coronary-chronic-total-occlusions-and-association-with-procedural-outcomes
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Lei Song, Akiko Maehara, Matthew T Finn, Sanjog Kalra, Jeffrey W Moses, Manish A Parikh, Ajay J Kirtane, Michael B Collins, Tamim M Nazif, Khady N Fall, Raja Hatem, Ming Liao, Tiffany Kim, Philip Green, Ziad A Ali, Candido Batres, Martin B Leon, Gary S Mintz, Dimitri Karmpaliotis
OBJECTIVES: Using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), the authors compared outcomes by observed wire position (intraplaque vs. subintimal) achieved during successful chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion treatment. BACKGROUND: Recent successes in CTO percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have used both intraluminal and subintimal wire tracking to improve procedural success. IVUS may be used to determine the course of wire tracking after crossing a CTO. METHODS: From March 2014 to March 2016, data were collected into a single-center database from 219 patients undergoing CTO PCI with concomitant IVUS imaging...
May 22, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521212/ado-surveillance-for-enterovirus-d68-in-colorado-children-reveals-continued-circulation
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Kevin Messacar, Christine C Robinson, Kristin Pretty, Ji Yuan, Samuel R Dominguez
BACKGROUND: The largest, most widespread outbreak of enterovirus D68 respiratory disease occurred from August to December of 2014 in the United States with 1153 confirmed infections in 49 states. The epidemiology of enterovirus D68 following the 2014 outbreak is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study seeks to describe the epidemiology of enterovirus D68 circulation amongst Colorado children from 2014 to 2016. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective observational surveillance study of enterovirus D68 infection amongst children tested for respiratory pathogens from July-October 2014-2016 at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO), a quaternary care children's hospital in Aurora, CO...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520944/multiple-causes-of-syncope-in-the-elderly-diagnostic-outcomes-of-a-dutch-multidisciplinary-syncope-pathway
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Susanne C de Ruiter, Johan F H Wold, Tjeerd Germans, Jaap H Ruiter, René W M M Jansen
Aims: To assess the diagnostic outcomes of a multidisciplinary pathway for elderly syncope patients. Methods and results: Observational cohort study at a Fall and Syncope Clinic, including consecutive syncope patients aged ≥65 years between 2011 and 2014. Measurements: The sort, number, and accuracy of diagnoses resulting in syncope. Secondary outcomes: reliability of the medical history and the number of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities. The 117 included patients (72% females) had a mean age of 80 ± 6...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520807/time-from-hiv-diagnosis-to-commencement-of-antiretroviral-therapy-as-an-indicator-to-supplement-the-hiv-cascade-dramatic-fall-from-2011-to-2015
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Nicholas A Medland, Eric P F Chow, James H McMahon, Julian H Elliott, Jennifer F Hoy, Christopher K Fairley
INTRODUCTION: The HIV care cascade is increasingly used to evaluate HIV treatment programs at the population level. However, the cascade indicators lack the ability to show changes over time, which reduces their utility to guide health policy. Alternatives have been proposed but are complex or result in a delay in results. We propose a new indicator of ART uptake, the time from HIV diagnosis to commencement of ART, and compare it to the existing cascade indicator of proportion of patients on treatment and the WHO proposed cohort cascade indicator of proportion of patients on treatment within one year of diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520498/palliative-care-and-parkinson-s-disease-caregiver-perspectives
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Isabel Boersma, Jacqueline Jones, Christina Coughlan, Julie Carter, David Bekelman, Janis Miyasaki, Jean Kutner, Benzi Kluger
BACKGROUND: Palliative care for Parkinson's disease (PD) is an emerging area of interest for clinicians, patients and families. Identifying the palliative care needs of caregivers is central to developing and implementing palliative services for families affected by PD. The objective of this paper was to elicit PD caregiver needs, salient concerns, and preferences for care using a palliative care framework. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 11 PD caregivers and one non-overlapping focus group (n = 4) recruited from an academic medical center and community support groups participated in qualitative semi-structured interviews...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515606/gender-based-assessment-of-survival-in-trauma-hemorrhagic-shock-a-retrospective-analysis-of-indian-population
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Pankaj Verma, Sanjeev Bhoi, Upendra Baitha, Tej Prakash Sinha, Prakash Ranjan Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Trauma-hemorrhagic shock (THS) is a leading cause of death. Female rats and women experience better outcomes in terms of survival after major trauma as compared to males. There are limited data in Indian population. Authors studied the gender-based outcome of patients with Class IV hemorrhagic shock due to blunt trauma and the distribution of factors among males and females which are known to affect outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective study with data of trauma victims between January 2008 and July 2013...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515555/quantitative-balance-and-gait-measurement-in-patients-with-frontotemporal-dementia-and-alzheimer-diseases-a-pilot-study
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Selva Ganapathy Velayutham, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Srikala Bharath, Ravi Girikamatha Shankar
INTRODUCTION: Alzhiemers disease and Frontotemporal dementia are common neurodegenerative dementias with a wide prevalence. Falls are a common cause of morbidity in these patients. Identifying subclinical involvement of these parameters might serve as a tool in differential analysis of these distinct parameters involved in these conditions and also help in planning preventive strategies to prevent falls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight patients in age and gender matched patients in each group were compared with normal controls...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515193/cost-effectiveness-of-telehealthcare-to-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-results-from-the-danish-telecare-north-cluster-randomised-trial
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Flemming Witt Udsen, Pernille Heyckendorff Lilholt, Ole Hejlesen, Lars Ehlers
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of a telehealthcare solution in addition to usual care compared with usual care. DESIGN: A 12-month cost-utility analysis conducted alongside a cluster-randomised trial. SETTING: Community-based setting in the geographical area of North Denmark Region in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS: 26 municipality districts define randomisation clusters with 13 districts in each arm. 1225 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were enrolled, of which 578 patients were randomised to telehealthcare and 647 to usual care...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514318/cerebral-oxygen-saturation-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-chronic-hypoxemia
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Barry D Kussman, Peter C Laussen, Paul B Benni, Francis X McGowan, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Increased hemoglobin (Hb) concentration accompanying hypoxemia is a compensatory response to maintain tissue oxygen delivery. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is used clinically to detect abnormalities in the balance of cerebral tissue oxygen delivery and consumption, including in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Although NIRS-measured cerebral tissue O2 saturation (ScO2) correlates with arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2), jugular bulb O2 saturation (SjbO2), and Hb, little data exist on the interplay between these factors and cerebral O2 extraction (COE)...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513411/-injuries-resulting-from-accidents-and-violence-in-the-netherlands-results-of-an-emergency-department-register
#17
E F van Beeck, M J M Panneman, S Polinder, B Blatter
- Injuries from accidents and violence are amongst the most important public health issues in the world, including in Europe and the Netherlands.- Using the Dutch Injury Surveillance System and the Dutch Burden of Injury Model, we describe the incidence and costs associated with injuries in the Netherlands that are registered via Emergency Departments (ED). We also map the main causes of injury by age category.- Annually, 700,000 patients attend the ED of a hospital with an injury; 1 in 6 attendees is admitted...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513408/-legally-capable-care-refuser-has-rights-as-well-as-responsibilities
#18
L J du Perron, A Maat, A C Hendriks
It is hard to determine how a doctor should act when a patient with a somatic condition refuses medical care. The Dutch law obliges a doctor to inform a patient about his condition and the possible treatment options. This includes an effort to reach out and make contact with the patient. But how far should a doctor's responsibility reach when a patient refuses contact? We point out that refusal of medical care can also be seen in the light of a patient's autonomy. We thereby propose that falling ill gives responsibilities to a patient too, which include making the effort to seek medical care and cooperate with treatment...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513119/low-borderline-levels-of-serum-vitamin-b12-may-predict-cognitive-decline-in-elderly-hip-fracture-patients
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Eliyahu H Mizrahi, Emilia Lubart, Arthur Leibovitz
BACKGROUND: The progression from cognitive impairment to dementia is a multifactorial process that involves genetic and environmental factors. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be an important factor in the progress from cognitive decline to dementia. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between borderline low level of vitamin B12 (≤ 350 pg/ml) and cognitive decline among a group of elderly hip fracture patients. METHODS: This retrospective chart review study was conducted in a geriatric rehabilitation ward of a university-affiliated referral hospital...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512354/neglect-patients-exhibit-egocentric-or-allocentric-neglect-for-the-same-stimulus-contingent-upon-task-demands
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Louise-Ann Leyland, Hayward J Godwin, Valerie Benson, Simon P Liversedge
Hemispatial Neglect (HN) is a failure to allocate attention to a region of space opposite to where damage has occurred in the brain, usually the left side of space. It is widely documented that there are two types of neglect: egocentric neglect (neglect of information falling on the individual's left side) and allocentric neglect (neglect of the left side of each object, regardless of the position of that object in relation to the individual). We set out to address whether neglect presentation could be modified from egocentric to allocentric through manipulating the task demands whilst keeping the physical stimulus constant by measuring the eye movement behaviour of a single group of neglect patients engaged in two different tasks (copying and tracing)...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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