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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735371/identifying-symptoms-of-distress-in-youth-living-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-nf1
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Lori Wiener, Haven Battles, Sima Zadeh Bedoya, Andrea Baldwin, Brigitte C Widemann, Maryland Pao
Children and adolescents with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are at increased risk for wide-ranging behavioral, developmental, and cognitive impairments and decreased quality of life. To date, no psychosocial screening tool has been developed to quickly assess the symptoms that 1) can be addressed during routine medical appointments in children with NF1, 2) can produce interpretable and actionable results, 3) can be integrated into medical care, and 4) can quickly identify patients at risk in order to better address that the provision of appropriate care are available...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735350/inflammatory-joint-disorders-and-neutrophilic-dermatoses-a-comprehensive-review
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Massimo Cugno, Roberta Gualtierotti, Pier Luigi Meroni, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis are inflammatory joint disorders with an autoimmune pathogenesis and systemic involvement. The skin is one of the most frequently affected extraarticular sites with a number of manifestations or distinct diseases, including common conditions, such as rheumatoid nodules and psoriasis, and rare diseases like neutrophilic dermatoses. The latter are clinically characterised by polymorphic lesions, including pustules, bullae, abscesses, papules, nodules, plaques and ulcers, and histologically by neutrophil-rich inflammatory infiltrates...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735344/treatment-outcome-duration-and-costs-a-comparison-of-performance-indicators-using-data-from-eight-mental-health-care-providers-in-the-netherlands
#3
E de Beurs, E H Warmerdam, S C C Oudejans, M Spits, P Dingemanse, S D D de Graaf, I W de Groot, H Houben, W G E Kuyck, E O Noorthoorn, M A Nugter, S C C Robbers, G E van Son
Assessing performance of mental health services (MHS) providers merely by their outcomes is insufficient. Process factors, such as treatment cost or duration, should also be considered in a meaningful and thorough analysis of quality of care. The present study aims to examine various performance indicators based on treatment outcome and two process factors: duration and cost of treatment. Data of patients with depression or anxiety from eight Dutch MHS providers were used. Treatment outcome was operationalized as case mix corrected pre-to-posttreatment change scores and as reliable change (improved) and clinical significant change (recovered)...
July 22, 2017: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735282/a-systematic-review-of-criteria-used-to-define-recovery-from-sport-related-concussion-in-youth-athletes
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REVIEW
Mohammad Nadir Haider, John J Leddy, Sonja Pavlesen, Melissa Kluczynski, John G Baker, Jeffrey C Miecznikowski, Barry S Willer
OBJECTIVE: The Concussion in Sport Group guidelines recommend a multifaceted approach to help clinicians make return to sport decisions. The purpose of this study was to identify the most common multifaceted measures used to define clinical recovery from sport-related concussion in young athletes (high school and/or college level) and to summarise existing knowledge of criteria used to make return to sport decisions. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: The PubMed (MEDLINE), SPORTDiscus and Embase electronic databases were searched from 1 January 2000 to 1 March 2017 by three independent reviewers...
July 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735160/longitudinal-assessment-of-gait-quality-in-children-with-bilateral-cerebral-palsy-following-repeated-lower-limb-intramuscular-botulinum-toxin-a-injections
#5
Felicity A Read, Roslyn N Boyd, Lee A Barber
BACKGROUND: Serial lower limb intramuscular Botulinum toxin-A (BoNT-A) injections are administered to children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BCP) to reduce spasticity, improve walking and functional mobility, and delay the need for orthopaedic surgery. Gait quality is clinically assessed following BoNT-A with 2D video gait assessments (2DVGA) using the Edinburgh Visual Gait Score (EVGS). AIM: To determine the effect of three consecutive treatment cycles of lower limb intramuscular BoNT-A injections on gait quality using the EVGS in children with BCP by retrospectively reviewing repeated 2DVGA measures...
July 20, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735120/outpatient-lumbar-microdiscectomy-in-france-from-an-economic-imperative-to-a-clinical-standard-an-observational-study-of-201-cases
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Bertrand Debono, Pascal Sabatier, Valérie Garnault, Olivier Hamel, Philippe Bousquet, Jean-Paul Lescure, Jean-Yves Plas
PURPOSE: The outpatient lumbar discectomy procedures have been established for more than two decades. However, especially in Europe, there are still obstacles to the development of these procedures, which may be related to medico-economic imperatives, and to several factors concerning both surgeons and patients. We describe our initial experience in introducing this method in our institution. METHODS: Over a three year period, 201 patients met the criteria for ambulatory lumbar microdiscectomy...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735039/frequency-and-correlates-of-sleep-disturbance-in-methadone-and-buprenorphine-maintained-patients
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Kelly E Dunn, Patrick H Finan, D Andrew Tompkins, Eric C Strain
BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a significant public health problem, and opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) on methadone or buprenorphine is a common approach. This study characterized sleep impairment in patients maintained on methadone or buprenorphine, and evaluated its association with psychiatric and medical comorbidities. METHODS: Participants (N=185) maintained on methadone (N=125) or buprenorphine (N=60) for OUD completed the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale (MOS) to provide a point-prevalence assessment of sleep impairment...
July 14, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734989/hydroxyvitamin-d-assays-an-historical-perspective-from-deqas
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G D Carter, J Berry, R Durazo-Arvizu, E Gunter, G Jones, J Jones, H L J Makin, P Pattni, C T Sempos, P Twomey, E L Williams, S A Wise
Recent years have seen a substantial increase in demand for 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) assays. DEQAS (the Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme) has been monitoring the performance of these assays since 1989. The first DEQAS distribution was in June 1989 and results were submitted by 13 laboratories in the UK, two of which used HPLC/UV; the rest used ligand binding assays with a tritium tracer. Inter-laboratory CVs (ALTM) ranged from 29.3% (42.7 nmol/L) to 53.7% (20.0 nmol/L). Currently the scheme has participants in 56 countries using 30 methods or variants of methods...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734963/variability-in-elective-day-surgery-rates-between-belgian-hospitals-analyses-of-administrative-data-explained-by-surgical-experts
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Roos Leroy, Cécile Camberlin, Mélanie Lefèvre, Koen Van den Heede, Carine Van de Voorde, Claire Beguin
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, day surgery has steadily and significantly grown in many countries, yet the increase has been uneven. There are large variations in day-surgery activity between countries, but also within countries between hospitals and surgeons. This paper explores the variability in day-care activity for elective surgical procedures between Belgian hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The administrative hospital data of all patients formally admitted in a Belgian hospital for inpatient or day-surgery care between 2011 and 2013 were analysed and summarized in graphs...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734951/emergency-department-management-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-hyperosmolar-hyperglycemic-state-national-survey-of-attitudes-and-practice
#10
Alexandra L Hamelin, Justin W Yan, Ian G Stiell
OBJECTIVES: In 2013, the Association, now Diabetes Canada, published national clinical practice guidelines for the effective management of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic states in adults. We sought to determine emergency physician compliance rates and attitudes toward these guidelines and to identify potential barriers to their use in Canadian emergency departments. METHODS: An online survey consisting of questions related to the awareness and use of the Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada was distributed to 500 randomly selected members of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians...
July 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734927/4-dimensionally-guided-3-dimensional-color-doppler-ultrasonography-quantifies-carotid-artery-stenosis-with-high-reproducibility-and-accuracy
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Roland Richard Macharzina, Sascha Kocher, Steven R Messé, Thomas Rutkowski, Fabian Hoffmann, Matthias Vogt, Werner Vach, Nian Fan, Aljoscha Rastan, Franz-Josef Neumann, Thomas Zeller
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to analyze the agreement and binary accuracy of the degree of internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) as determined by 4-dimensionally (4D) real-time gray-scale guided 3-dimensional (3D) color-Doppler ultrasonography (3DC-US) (4D/3DC-US) compared with catheter angiography (CA) and duplex ultrasonography (DUS). This study hypothesized that 4D/3DC-US is noninferior to CA and DUS in grading ICAS in selected patients. BACKGROUND: Clinical stratification in patients with ICAS largely depends on a patient's symptomatic status and the degree of stenosis...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734864/reasons-for-seeking-clinical-care-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-a-mixed-methods-study
#12
James W Griffith, Emily E Messersmith, Brenda W Gillespie, Jonathan B Wiseman, Kathryn E Flynn, Ziya Kirkali, John W Kusek, Tamara Bavendam, David Cella, Karl J Kreder, Jasmine J Nero, Maria E Corona, Catherine S Bradley, Kimberly S Kenton, Brian T Helfand, Robert M Merion, Kevin P Weinfurt
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate reasons for seeking care among men and women with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). METHODS: Participants were recruited from urology and urogynecology clinics, and the community. The sample was enriched with persons expected to have abnormal or diminished bladder sensations (e.g., participants with lower back surgery, participants aged 65+). In-person interviews were conducted, beginning with an open-ended assessment of urinary symptoms and associated bother, followed by more directed questions, including reasons for seeking or not seeking treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734786/clinical-usefulness-of-tools-to-support-decision-making-for-palliative-treatment-of%C3%A2-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Ellen G Engelhardt, Dóra Révész, Hans J Tamminga, Cornelis J A Punt, Mirjam Koopman, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Ewout W Steyerberg, Ilse P Jansma, Henrica C W De Vet, Veerle M H Coupé
BACKGROUND: Decision-making regarding palliative treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is complex and comprises numerous decisions. Decision-making should be guided by the premise of maintaining and/or improving patients' quality of life, by patient preference, and by the trade-off between treatment benefits and harm. Decision support systems (DSSs) for clinicians (eg, nomograms) can assist in this process. The present systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the available DSSs for incurable mCRC and to assess their clinical usefulness...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734773/epico-4-0-total-quality-in-the-management-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-critically-ill-patients-by-analysing-the-integrated-process
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Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Emilio Maseda, Alejandro Rodríguez, Santiago Grau, Guillermo Quindós
BACKGROUND: A high quality integrated process in the clinical setting of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk for invasive candidiasis is a necessary tool to improve the management of these patients. AIMS: To identify the key points on invasive candidiasis in order to develop a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus required for the creation of a total quality integrated process for the management of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk of invasive candidiasis...
July 19, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734706/emerging-minimally-invasive-treatment-options-for-male-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
#15
REVIEW
Giuseppe Magistro, Christopher R Chapple, Mostafa Elhilali, Peter Gilling, Kevin T McVary, Claus G Roehrborn, Christian G Stief, Henry H Woo, Christian Gratzke
CONTEXT: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are one of the most common and troublesome nonmalignant conditions affecting quality of life in aging men. A spectrum of established medical and surgical options is available to provide relief of bothersome LUTS. Both the adverse events of medication and the morbidity with surgical treatment modalities have to be counterbalanced against efficacy. Novel minimally invasive treatment options aim to be effective, ideally to be performed in an ambulatory setting under local anaesthesia and to offer a more favourable safety profile than existing reference techniques...
July 19, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734627/the-impact-of-frailty-on-functional-survival-in-patients-1%C3%A2-year-after-cardiac-surgery
#16
James Lytwyn, Andrew N Stammers, D Scott Kehler, Patrick Jung, Bryce Alexander, Brett M Hiebert, Chris Dubiel, Dustin Kimber, Naomi Hamm, Mekayla Clarke, Carly Fraser, Brittany Pedreira, Todd A Duhamel, Navdeep Tangri, Rakesh C Arora
OBJECTIVE: This study determined whether frailty provides incremental value to the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II in identifying patients at risk of poor 1-year functional survival. METHODS: This prospective study in patients undergoing cardiac surgery defined frailty using 3 common definitions: (1) the Modified Fried Criteria; (2) the Short Physical Performance Battery; and (3) the Clinical Frailty Scale. The primary outcome was functional survival, defined as being alive at 1 year postsurgery with a health-related quality of life score greater than 60 on the EuroQol-Visual Analogue Scale...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734612/primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-how-does-residual-patellar-thickness-affect-patient-oriented-outcomes
#17
Jose C Alcerro, Mark D Rossi, Carlos J Lavernia
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of the native patellar thickness has been deemed important for proper clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Our objective was to study the effects of the change in patellar thickness on patient-perceived outcomes (PPOs) after TKA. We hypothesized that reestablishing native patellar thickness after TKA results in better PPOs. METHODS: 819 consecutive patients undergoing primary TKA were studied. Patients were classified according to their postoperative patellar thickness into: (1) less than native patella thickness; (2) equal to native patella thickness; and (3) greater than native patella thickness...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734565/topical-brinzolamide-in-congenital-nystagmus-a-retrospective-study
#18
M Nieves-Moreno, L Morales Fernández, B Domingo Gordo, E Maillo, E Diaz, R Gómez-de-Liaño
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of treatment with topical brinzolamide on visual acuity and nystagmus intensity in patients with congenital nystagmus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was designed in which the clinical records of 14 patients with congenital nystagmus were reviewed. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination and a Perea video-oculography (VOG) before, and three days after, initiation of treatment with topical brinzolamide (Azopt)...
July 19, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734489/the-mediating-effect-of-self-reflection-and-learning-effectiveness-on-clinical-nursing-performance-in-nursing-students-a-follow-up-study
#19
Hsiang-Chu Pai, Hui-Ling Ko, Cheng-Joo Eng, Wen-Jiuan Yen
The effectiveness of simulation learning and the effects of anxiety in the simulated situation have been understudied. In addition, research on the association between learning effectiveness and students' clinical care performance in the hospital setting is very limited in Taiwan. The aim of this study is to examine the mediating effect of self-reflection and simulation learning effectiveness on the clinical nursing performance of nursing students. A Prospective, longitudinal, and correlational design was used...
July 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734486/nurse-practitioner-malpractice-data-informing-nursing-education
#20
Casey Fryer Sweeney, Anna LeMahieu, George E Fryer
BACKGROUND: Nurse practitioners (NPs) are often identified in medical malpractice claims. However, the use of malpractice data to inform the development of nursing curriculum is limited. The purpose of this study is to examine medical errors committed by NPs. METHODS: Using National Practitioner Data Bank public use data, years 1990 to 2014, NP malpractice claims were classified by event type, patient outcome, setting, and number of practitioners involved. RESULTS: The greatest proportion of malpractice claims involving nurse practitioners were diagnosis related (41...
July 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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