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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426520/nursing-practice-research-and-education-in-the-west-the-best-is-yet-to-come
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Heather M Young, Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Linda Sarna
PURPOSE: This paper celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Western Institute of Nursing, the nursing organization representing 13 states in the Western United States, and envisions a preferred future for nursing practice, research, and education. BACKGROUND: Three landmark calls to action contribute to transforming nursing and healthcare: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; the Institute of Medicine report Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; and the report Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing...
April 20, 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426186/issue-at-the-heart-of-advancing-the-de-adoption-of-low-value-care-proceedings-from-an-expert-roundtable
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Janet Weiner, Rebecka Rosenquist
Identifying and paying for value has become a recurrent theme of health care reforms. Its corollary, reducing the prevalence of, and resources directed to, ineffective or marginally effective care, has received far less attention. In July 2016, the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) convened a diverse set of national leaders and stakeholders representing industry, think-tanks, provider and patient groups, and academic experts to tackle how health systems, payers, and providers can spur the ‘de-adoption’ of medical practices and technologies no longer considered valuable...
April 2017: LDI Issue Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425766/update-in-the-treatment-of-non-influenza-respiratory-virus-infection-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Shellee A Grim, Gail E Reid, Nina M Clark
Despite the improved outcomes in solid organ transplantation with regard to prevention of rejection and increased patient and graft survival, infection remains a common cause of morbidity and mortality. Respiratory viruses are a frequent and potentially serious cause of infection after solid organ transplantation. Furthermore, clinical manifestations of respiratory virus infection (RVI) may be more severe and unusual in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) compared with the non-immunocompromised population...
April 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422775/a-contemporary-assessment-of-acute-mechanical-ventilation-in-beijing-description-costs-and-outcomes
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Yanping Ye, Bo Zhu, Li Jiang, Qi Jiang, Meiping Wang, Lin Hua, Xiuming Xi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contemporary practice, outcomes, and costs related to mechanical ventilation among ICUs in China. DESIGN: A prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Fourteen ICUs among 13 hospitals in Beijing, China. PATIENTS: Seven hundred ninety-three patients who received at least 24 hours of mechanical ventilation within the first 48 hours of ICU stay. INTERVENTION: None...
April 18, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421875/three-dimensional-printing-and-its-applications-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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Trevor D Crafts, Susan E Ellsperman, Todd J Wannemuehler, Travis D Bellicchi, Taha Z Shipchandler, Avinash V Mantravadi
Objective Three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology is being employed in a variety of medical and surgical specialties to improve patient care and advance resident physician training. As the costs of implementing 3D printing have declined, the use of this technology has expanded, especially within surgical specialties. This article explores the types of 3D printing available, highlights the benefits and drawbacks of each methodology, provides examples of how 3D printing has been applied within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, discusses future innovations, and explores the financial impact of these advances...
November 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421707/content-analysis-of-the-professional-journal-of-the-royal-college-of-speech-and-language-therapists-iii-1966-2015-into-the-21st-century
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Linda Armstrong, Jois Stansfield, Steven Bloch
BACKGROUND: Following content analyses of the first 30 years of the UK speech and language therapy professional body's journal, this study was conducted to survey the published work of the speech (and language) therapy profession over the last 50 years and trace key changes and themes. AIM: To understand better the development of the UK speech and language therapy profession over the last 50 years. METHODS & PROCEDURES: All volumes of the professional journal of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists published between 1966 and 2015 (British Journal of Communication Disorders, European Journal of Communication Disorders and International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders) were examined using content analysis...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418875/incidence-and-clearance-of-oral-human-papillomavirus-infection-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-rural-china
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Chaoting Zhang, Fangfang Liu, Yaqi Pan, Qiuju Deng, Xiang Li, Zhonghu He, Mengfei Liu, Tao Ning, Chuanhai Guo, Yongmei Liang, Ruiping Xu, Lixin Zhang, Hong Cai, Yang Ke
The natural history of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which is linked with the increased incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) has been incompletely studied. Oral swab specimens and questionnaire data were obtained bi-annually for up to 6 visits from 4314 healthy adults aged 25-69 in rural Anyang, China. HPV infection status was evaluated with PCR-based sequencing. Participants with at least two consecutive valid HPV results within the study period were included in the incidence and clearance analysis...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418721/practical-applications-of-generalizability-theory-for-designing-evaluating-and-improving-psychological-assessments
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Walter P Vispoel, Carrie A Morris, Murat Kilinc
In this article, we illustrate how generalizability theory (G-theory) can extend traditional assessment methods for designing, improving, and evaluating results from both objectively and subjectively scored measures of individual differences. Our illustrations include quantification of multiple sources of measurement error, derivation of unique indexes of consistency for norm- and criterion-referenced interpretations of scores, estimation of score consistency when changing a measurement procedure, and disattenuation of correlation coefficients for measurement error...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417345/imaging-markers-for-monitoring-disease-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Suradech Suthiphosuwan, David Kim, Aditya Bharatha, Jiwon Oh
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has long been recognized as an important tool in the diagnosis of MS. It is increasingly recognized that in addition to its role in diagnosis, MRI can play a key role as a noninvasive tool for prognostication, disease monitoring, assessment of treatment efficacy, and safety monitoring of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs). A confluence of factors, including increased availability of MRI, development of improved MRI techniques, and increased availability of DMTs have contributed to the expanding role of MRI in MS clinical care...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417333/immediate-tissue-expander-or-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-does-not-compromise-the-oncologic-delivery-of-post-mastectomy-radiotherapy-pmrt
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Krishan R Jethwa, Mohamed M Kahila, Thomas J Whitaker, William S Harmsen, Kimberly S Corbin, Sean S Park, Elizabeth S Yan, Valerie Lemaine, Judy C Boughey, Robert W Mutter
PURPOSE: Increasingly, women are choosing immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) following mastectomy. Reports have indicated IBR may compromise post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). We investigated the impact of IBR on timing of PMRT, target coverage, and doses to organs at risk in a modern radiotherapy practice using advanced planning techniques. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, PMRT was delivered to 116 patients (66 mastectomy alone, 50 IBR). PMRT was delivered with a median dose of 50 Gy in 25 fractions...
April 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417080/applying-a-systems-approach-to-thyroid-physiology-looking-at-the-whole-with-a-mitochondrial-perspective-instead-of-judging-single-tsh-values-or-why-we-should-know-more-about-mitochondria-to-understand-metabolism
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REVIEW
Roy Moncayo, Helga Moncayo
Classical thinking in endocrine physiology squeezes our diagnostic handling into a simple negative feedback mechanism with a controller and a controlled variable. In the case of the thyroid this is reduced to TSH and fT3 and fT4, respectively. The setting of this tight notion has no free space for any additions. In this paper we want to challenge this model of limited application by proposing a construct based on a systems approach departing from two basic considerations. In first place since the majority of cases of thyroid disease develop and appear during life it has to be considered as an acquired condition...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416322/nephrologists-and-integrated-kidney-disease-care-roles-and-skills-essential-for-nephrologists-for-future-success
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Allen R Nissenson, Franklin W Maddux
As the costs of caring for patients with end-stage renal disease have grown, so has the pressure to provide high-quality care at a lower cost. Prompted in large part by regulatory and legislative changes, reimbursement is shifting from a fee-for-service environment to one of value-based payment models. Nephrologists in this new environment are increasingly responsible not only for direct patient care, but also for population management and the associated clinical outcomes for this vulnerable population. This Perspective article aims to recognize the key role and skills needed in order to successfully practice within these new value-based care models...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412135/moving-beyond-quality-control-in-diagnostic-radiology-and-the-role-of-the-clinically-qualified-medical-physicist
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REVIEW
H Delis, K Christaki, B Healy, G Loreti, G L Poli, P Toroi, A Meghzifene
Quality control (QC), according to ISO definitions, represents the most basic level of quality. It is considered to be the snapshot of the performance or the characteristics of a product or service, in order to verify that it complies with the requirements. Although it is usually believed that "the role of medical physicists in Diagnostic Radiology is QC", this, not only limits the contribution of medical physicists, but is also no longer adequate to meet the needs of Diagnostic Radiology in terms of Quality...
April 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411851/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-era%C3%A2-of-next-generation-sequencing
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REVIEW
Ofer Sarig, Eli Sprecher
Like any true conceptual revolution, next-generation sequencing (NGS) has not only radically changed research and clinical practice, it has also modified scientific culture. With the possibility to investigate DNA contents of any organism and in any context, including in somatic disorders or in tissues carrying complex microbial populations, it initially seemed as if the genetic underpinning of any biological phenomenon could now be deciphered in an almost streamlined fashion. However, over the past recent years, we have once again come to understand that there is no such a thing as great opportunities without great challenges...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410366/brief-educational-interventions-to-improve-performance-on-novel-quality-metrics-in-ambulatory-settings-in-kenya-a-multi-site-pre-post-effectiveness-trial
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Robert Ryan Korom, Stephanie Onguka, Peter Halestrap, Maureen McAlhaney, Mary Adam
BACKGROUND: The quality of primary care delivered in resource-limited settings is low. While some progress has been made using educational interventions, it is not yet clear how to sustainably improve care for common acute illnesses in the outpatient setting. Management of urinary tract infection is particularly important in resource-limited settings, where it is commonly diagnosed and associated with high levels of antimicrobial resistance. We describe an educational programme targeting non-physician health care providers and its effects on various clinical quality metrics for urinary tract infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408620/oncofertility-fertile-ground-for-conflict-between-patient-autonomy-and-medical-values
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Sarah K Walsh, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Ann H Partridge
Oncofertility is a unique, multidisciplinary field that serves to bridge the gap between available fertility resources and the special reproductive needs of cancer patients. Oncofertility is a growing field due to the increasing number of survivors, development of new oncologic therapies, extension of duration of therapies, and development and refinement of reproductive therapies. While the technologies and demand for services expand, clinicians need to be appropriately prepared for dealing with various clinical scenarios that may require ethical deliberation...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408617/treatment-paradigms-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-at-academic-medical-centers-involvement-in-clinical-trial-endpoint-design
#17
Charu Aggarwal, Hossein Borghaei
Based on the positive results of various clinical trials, treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have expanded greatly over the last 25 years. While regulatory approvals of chemotherapeutic agents for NSCLC have largely been based on improvements in overall survival, recent approvals of many targeted agents for NSCLC (afatinib, crizotinib, ceritinib, osimertinib) have been based on surrogate endpoints such as progression-free survival and objective response. As such, selection of appropriate clinical endpoints for examining the efficacy of investigational agents for NSCLC is of vital importance in clinical trial design...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408616/association-study-confirmed-three-breast-cancer-specific-molecular-subtype-associated-susceptibility-loci-in-chinese-han-women
#18
Yihui Xu, Mengyun Chen, Chenchen Liu, Xiaowei Zhang, Wei Li, Huaidong Cheng, Jun Zhu, Mingjun Zhang, Zhendong Chen, Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a heterogeneous and polygenic disease that can be divided into different molecular subtypes based on histological and genomic features. To date, numerous susceptibility loci of breast cancer have been discovered by genome-wide association studies and may expand the genetic features. However, few loci have been further studied according to molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We genotyped 23 recently discovered single nucleotide polymorphisms using the Sequenom iPLEX platform in a female Chinese cohort of 3,036 breast cancer patients (2,935 samples matched molecular subtypes) and 3,036 healthy controls...
April 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408008/eliciting-preferences-for-information-provision-in-newborn-bloodspot-screening-programs
#19
Stuart J Wright, Fiona Ulph, Nimarta Dharni, Katherine Payne
BACKGROUND: The national newborn bloodspot screening programs (NBSPs) are continually expanding to screen for more conditions. OBJECTIVES: To quantify parents' preferences for information and the way in which this is provided in example NBSPs. METHODS: A hybrid choice experiment, combining a conjoint analysis and a discrete choice experiment, was designed. A sample of current and future parents between the ages of 18 and 45 years was identified via an Internet panel...
April 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407157/consumers-of-mental-health-services-their-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-about-high-energy-drinks-and-drugs
#20
Shirley A Smoyak, Margaret A Swarbrick, Katerina Nowik, April Ancheta, Anthony Lombardo
To date, whether individuals with mental illness use high energy drinks (HED) to offset their symptoms, or whether their use began after diagnosis or psychoactive drugs were prescribed is unknown. Their degree of knowledge regarding their symptoms, diagnosis, or what strategies they have used to feel better is also undetermined. A search of the literature yielded no studies about these areas or domains. The current article provides background information on caffeine and HED, with or without alcohol, and the use patterns of consumers of mental health services, as well as their attitudes and knowledge...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
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