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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493596/overcoming-the-tower-of-babel-in-medical-science-by-finding-the-equator-research-reporting-guidelines
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Christopher R Carpenter, Zachary F Meisel
You are hosting a journal club on chest pain management in the emergency department (ED) for colleagues and trainees in your department. Interested in understanding the history of cardiac biomarkers to evaluate ED patients with chest pain, you search PubMed using the combination of terms "cardiac biomarker", "chest pain", and "emergency department". Your search nets no studies prior to 2002 which you doubt is accurate, so you take the old-fashioned approach and start flipping through the oldest issues of emergency medicine journals at your local medical school library...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489648/clinical-experience-with-iv-angiotensin-ii-administration-a-systematic-review-of-safety
#2
Laurence W Busse, Xueyuan Shelly Wang, Divya M Chalikonda, Kevin W Finkel, Ashish K Khanna, Harold M Szerlip, David Yoo, Sharon L Dana, Lakhmir S Chawla
OBJECTIVE: Angiotensin II is an endogenous hormone with vasopressor and endocrine activities. This is a systematic review of the safety of IV angiotensin II. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and Cochrane. STUDY SELECTION: Studies in which human subjects received IV angiotensin II were selected whether or not safety was discussed. DATA EXTRACTION: In total, 18,468 studies were screened by two reviewers and one arbiter...
May 9, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489207/conversion-of-plastic-surgery-meeting-abstract-presentations-to-full-manuscripts-a-brazilian-perspective
#3
Rafael Denadai, André Silveira Pinho, Hugo Samartine, Rodrigo Denadai, Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral
Objective: to assess the conversion rate of Plastic Surgery meeting abstract presentations to full manuscript publications and examine factors associated with this conversion. Methods: we assessed the abstracts presented at the 47th and 48th Brazilian Congresses of Plastic Surgery by cross-referencing with multiple databases. We analyzed the Abstracts' characteristics associated with full manuscript publications. Results: of the 200 abstracts presented, 50 abstracts were subsequently published in full, giving the conference a conversion rate of 25%...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473096/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-chest-pain-high-probability-of-coronary-artery-disease
#4
Scott R Akers, Vandan Panchal, Vincent B Ho, Garth M Beache, Richard K J Brown, Brian B Ghoshhajra, S Bruce Greenberg, Joe Y Hsu, Gregory A Kicska, James K Min, Arthur E Stillman, Jadranka Stojanovska, Suhny Abbara, Jill E Jacobs
In patients with chronic chest pain in the setting of high probability of coronary artery disease (CAD), imaging has major and diverse roles. First, imaging is valuable in determining and documenting the presence, extent, and severity of myocardial ischemia, hibernation, scarring, and/or the presence, site, and severity of obstructive coronary lesions. Second, imaging findings are important in determining the course of management of patients with suspected chronic myocardial ischemia and better defining those patients best suited for medical therapy, angioplasty/stenting, or surgery...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473092/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-pulmonary-hypertension
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Arlene Sirajuddin, Edwin F Donnelly, Traves P Crabtree, Travis S Henry, Mark D Iannettoni, Geoffrey B Johnson, Ella A Kazerooni, Fabien Maldonado, Kathryn M Olsen, Carol C Wu, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Jeffrey P Kanne
Pulmonary hypertension may be idiopathic or related to a large variety of diseases. Various imaging examinations that may be helpful in diagnosing and determining the etiology of pulmonary hypertension are discussed. Imaging examinations that may aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension include chest radiography, ultrasound echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion scans, CT, MRI, right heart catheterization, pulmonary angiography, and fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose PET/CT. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473078/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-plexopathy
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Julie Bykowski, Joseph M Aulino, Kevin L Berger, R Carter Cassidy, Asim F Choudhri, A Tuba Kendi, Claudia F E Kirsch, Michael D Luttrull, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S Shetty, Khoi Than, Christopher J Winfree, Rebecca S Cornelius
MRI without and with contrast is the most accurate imaging method to determine whether a process is intrinsic or extrinsic to a nerve of the brachial or lumbosacral plexus. However, there are no Current Procedural Terminology codes to correspond to imaging studies of the brachial or lumbar plexus discretely. This assessment uses "MRI of the brachial plexus" or "MRI of the lumbosacral plexus" as independent entities given that imaging acquisition for the respective plexus differs in sequences and planes compared with those of a routine neck, chest, spine, or pelvic MRI, yet acknowledges the potential variability of ordering practices across institutions...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473076/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-acute-chest-pain-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#7
Jacobo Kirsch, Richard K J Brown, Travis S Henry, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Clinton Jokerst, Paul R Julsrud, Jeffrey P Kanne, Christopher M Kramer, Jonathon A Leipsic, Kalpesh K Panchal, James G Ravenel, Amar B Shah, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Pamela K Woodard, Suhny Abbara
Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used. Ventilation and perfusion scans remain largely accurate and useful in certain settings. Lower-extremity ultrasound can substitute by demonstrating deep vein thrombosis; however, if negative, further studies to exclude PE are indicated...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473073/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-known-or-suspected-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-adult
#8
Pamela K Woodard, Vincent B Ho, Scott R Akers, Garth Beache, Richard K J Brown, Kristopher W Cummings, S Bruce Greenberg, James K Min, Arthur E Stillman, Jadranka Stojanovska, Jill E Jacobs
The incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has been increasing in the adult patient population in part as a result of better patient survival. Patients with more severe CHD are living longer. Nearly all adults with known CHD require periodic imaging as a means of monitoring their disease process. Furthermore, adult patients with suspected CHD require imaging as a means of definitive diagnosis. As a result, it is important for both the referring clinician and the imager to be aware of the most appropriate imaging modality needed to obtain the data most needed to direct the next steps in patient care...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473067/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chylothorax-treatment-planning
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Bill S Majdalany, Douglas A Murrey, Baljendra S Kapoor, Thomas R Cain, Suvranu Ganguli, Michael S Kent, Fabien Maldonado, Joseph J McBride, Jeet Minocha, Stephen P Reis, Jonathan M Lorenz, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Chylothorax is an uncommon but serious medical condition, which arises when intestinal lymphatic fluid leaks into the pleural space. Treatment strategies depend on the daily output and underlying etiology, which may be due to direct injury to lymphatic vessels or a nontraumatic disorder. Chest radiographs confirm the presence of pleural fluid and lateralize the process. In the setting of direct injury, lymphangiography can often be both diagnostic and facilitate a minimally invasive attempt at therapy. CT and MRI in this setting may be appropriate for cases when lymphangiography is not diagnostic...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471492/oscillating-devices-for-airway-clearance-in-people-with-cystic-fibrosis
#10
REVIEW
Lisa Morrison, Stephanie Innes
BACKGROUND: Chest physiotherapy is widely prescribed to assist the clearance of airway secretions in people with cystic fibrosis. Oscillating devices generate intra- or extra-thoracic oscillations orally or external to the chest wall. Internally they create variable resistances within the airways, generating controlled oscillating positive pressure which mobilises mucus. Extra-thoracic oscillations are generated by forces outside the respiratory system, e.g. high frequency chest wall oscillation...
May 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459900/association-between-radiologic-incidental-findings-and-resource-utilization-in-patients-admitted-with-chest-pain-in-an-urban-medical-center
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Venkat P Gundareddy, Nisa M Maruthur, Abednego Chibungu, Preetam Bollampally, Regina Landis, Shaker M Eid
BACKGROUND: Increasing use of testing among hospitalized patients has resulted in an increase in radiologic incidental findings (IFs), which challenge the provision of high-value care in the hospital setting. OBJECTIVE: To understand impact of radiologic incidental findings on resource utilization in patients hospitalized with chest pain. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cross sectional study. SETTING: Academic medical center...
May 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448239/extranodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma-no-longer-just-a-sidekick
#12
Manali K Kamdar, Sonali M Smith
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412908/news-in-the-indications-of-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-according-to-the-guidelines-of-the-american-college-of-chest-physicians-2016
#14
Gabriela Cesarman-Maus, Guillermo J. Ruiz-Argüelles
Antithrombotic guidelines published by the Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), are continuously updated as clinically relevant information accumulates. The Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis were published in 2012. This year, the topic that has been updated pertains to antithrombotic therapy, specifically addressing prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. In this paper, I focus on these guidelines regarding the indications or lack thereof for the use of Non-vitamin K-antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACS), also referred to as Direct-acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACS)...
April 13, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411293/safe-and-effective-bedside-thoracentesis-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-practicing-clinicians
#15
REVIEW
Richard Schildhouse, Andrew Lai, Jeffrey H Barsuk, Michelle Mourad, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Physicians often care for patients with pleural effusion, a condition that requires thoracentesis for evaluation and treatment. We aim to identify the most recent advances related to safe and effective performance of thoracentesis. METHODS: We performed a narrative review with a systematic search of the literature. Two authors independently reviewed search results and selected studies based on relevance to thoracentesis; disagreements were resolved by consensus...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399527/blunt-traumatic-extracranial-cerebrovascular-injury-and-ischemic-stroke
#16
Paul M Foreman, Mark R Harrigan
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke occurs in a significant subset of patients with blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI). The patients are victims of motor vehicle crashes, assaults or other high-energy collisions, and suffer ischemic stroke due to injury to the extracranial carotid or vertebral arteries. SUMMARY: An increasing number of patients with TCVI are being identified, largely because of the expanding use of computed tomography angiography for screening patients with blunt trauma...
April 11, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393757/prehospital-randomised-assessment-of-a-mechanical-compression-device-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-paramedic-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-trial-and-economic-evaluation
#17
Simon Gates, Ranjit Lall, Tom Quinn, Charles D Deakin, Matthew W Cooke, Jessica Horton, Sarah E Lamb, Anne-Marie Slowther, Malcolm Woollard, Andy Carson, Mike Smyth, Kate Wilson, Garry Parcell, Andrew Rosser, Richard Whitfield, Amanda Williams, Rebecca Jones, Helen Pocock, Nicola Brock, John Jm Black, John Wright, Kyee Han, Gary Shaw, Laura Blair, Joachim Marti, Claire Hulme, Christopher McCabe, Silviya Nikolova, Zenia Ferreira, Gavin D Perkins
BACKGROUND: Mechanical chest compression devices may help to maintain high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but little evidence exists for their effectiveness. We evaluated whether or not the introduction of Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assistance System-2 (LUCAS-2; Jolife AB, Lund, Sweden) mechanical CPR into front-line emergency response vehicles would improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the LUCAS-2 device as a routine ambulance service treatment for OHCA...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384280/correction-adverse-outcomes-after-non-chest-surgeries-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-nationwide-study
#18
Chi-Chen Ke, Chao-Shun Lin, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chi-Li Chung, Chih-Jen Hung, Chien-Chang Liao, Ta-Liang Chen
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133064.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383396/role-of-endoscopic-esophageal-dilation-in-managing-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Harsha Moole, Kavitha Jacob, Abhiram Duvvuri, Vishnu Moole, Sowmya Dharmapuri, Raghuveer Boddireddy, Achuta Uppu, Srinivas R Puli
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic, immune-mediated disorder of the esophagus characterized by mucosal eosinophilic infiltration. Topical glucocorticoids are considered standard line of treatment, whereas endoscopic dilations are performed for patients presenting with treatment-resistant disease or manifestations of dysphagia and/or food impactions. Efficacy and safety of esophageal dilation in these patients are currently unclear. AIMS: Primary outcomes were to evaluate the efficacy, adverse events, and mortality rates of endoscopic esophageal dilation in patients with EoE...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374293/the-inframammary-fold-imf-a-poorly-appreciated-landmark-in-prosthetic-alloplastic-breast-aesthetic-and-reconstructive-surgery-personal-experience
#20
Bishara Atiyeh, Amir Ibrahim, Salim Saba, Raffy Karamanoukian, Fadl Chahine, Nazareth Papazian
The inframammary fold (IMF) is the most critical visual landmark that affects final aesthetic outcome of augmentation mammoplasty and even post-mastectomy alloplastic breast reconstruction. Unfortunately, structural integrity of this landmark is greatly overlooked and very often neglected. Excessive undermining of the lower breast pole with aggressive disruption/lowering and subsequent poor reconstitution of the IMF scaffold combined with imbalanced implant-tissue dynamics may result in downward implant displacement with creep bottoming and upward tilt of the nipples...
April 3, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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