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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454416/survivin-dex3-as-a-biomarker-of-thyroid-cancers-a-study-at-the-mrna-and-protein-level
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Joanna Waligórska-Stachura, Nadia Sawicka-Gutaj, Maciej Zabel, Mirosław Andrusiewicz, Paweł Gut, Agata Czarnywojtek, Marek Ruchała
Survivin and its splice variants DEx3 and 2B are involved in pathogenesis of numerous types of cancer. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) level correlates with cellular proliferation. The present study aimed to analyze the potential utility of survivin and its splice variants DEx3 and 2B as biomarkers for thyroid cancer. PCNA, survivin and its splice variants DEx3 and 2B expressions were analyzed in 22 tissue samples (15 thyroid cancers and 7 benign lesions) by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453985/realising-the-dream-of-becoming-a-nurse-underrepresented-bsc-nursing-students-experiences
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Brid O'Brien, Margaret M Graham, Deirdre O'Sullivan
BACKGROUND: This paper describes the experiences of underrepresented BSc nursing students in realising the dream of becoming a nurse in one university. In the past ten years, pre-registration nurse education has become established within higher education in Ireland. This development includes promoting access and inclusion of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education. A third of nursing students currently access places on programmes through routes specifically designed for underrepresented groups...
April 18, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453429/anti-microbial-coating-innovations-to-prevent-infectious-diseases-amici-cost-action-ca15114
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Colum P Dunne, Minna M Keinänen-Toivola, Anne Kahru, Birgit Teunissen, Hulya Olmez, Isabel Gouveia, Luis Melo, Kazimierz Murzyn, Martina Modic, Merja Ahonen, Pete Askew, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Christian Adlhart, Francy R L Crijns
Worldwide, millions of patients are affected annually by healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), impacting up to 80,000 patients in European Hospitals on any given day. This represents not only public health risk, but also an economic burden. Complementing routine hand hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfection, antimicrobial coatings hold promise based, in essence, on the application of materials and chemicals with persistent bactericidal or -static properties onto surfaces or in textiles used in healthcare environments...
April 28, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448782/amcp-partnership-forum-driving-value-and-outcomes-in-oncology
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Innovation in cancer treatment has provided a wealth of recently available therapeutic agents and a healthy drug pipeline that promises to change the way we approach this disease and the lives of those affected in the years to come. However, the majority of these new agents, many of which are targeted to specific genomic features of various tumors, may challenge the health care system's ability to afford cancer care. This innovation drives the need to focus on the value of the treatments provided to patients with cancer and on methods to optimize the efficiency of the dollars we spend, in addition to the clinical value itself...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447834/perspectives-of-low-income-chronically-ill-patients-on-complex-care-management
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Alice Y Mao, Rachel Willard-Grace, Leslie Dubbin, Louise Aronson, Alicia Fernandez, Nancy J Burke, Julia Finch, Elizabeth Davis
INTRODUCTION: Low-income, chronically ill adults disproportionately experience poor health outcomes despite increased health care use and costs. Complex care management (CCM) programs are an innovative approach to improving outcomes for these patients, but little is known about the patients' experiences in CCM programs in safety net primary care settings. METHOD: The authors conducted semistructured interviews with 13 CCM participants in a safety net primary care clinic to explore their perceptions of their health and their experiences with CCM...
April 27, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447582/training-the-next-generation-of-canadian-clinician-scientists-charting-a-path-to-success
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Charles Yin, Patrick E Steadman, Tavis Apramian, Tianwei E Zhou, Abdullah Ishaque, Xin Wang, Alexandra Kuzyk, Nebras Warsi
Clinician-scientists are physicians with training in both clinical medicine and research that enables them to occupy a unique niche as specialists in basic and translational biomedical research. While there is widespread acknowledgement of the importance of clinician-scientists in today's landscape of evidence-based medical practice, training of clinician-scientists in Canada has been on the decline, with fewer opportunities to obtain funding. With the increasing length of training and lower financial compensation, fewer medical graduates are choosing to pursue such a career...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447014/narrative-writing-effective-ways-and-best-practices
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Samir D Ledade, Shishir N Jain, Ankit A Darji, Vinodkumar H Gupta
A narrative is a brief summary of specific events experienced by patients, during the course of a clinical trial. Narrative writing involves multiple activities such as generation of patient profiles, review of data sources, and identification of events for which narratives are required. A sponsor outsources narrative writing activities to leverage the expertise of service providers which in turn requires effective management of resources, cost, time, quality, and overall project management. Narratives are included as an appendix to the clinical study report and are submitted to the regulatory authorities as a part of dossier...
April 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446164/core-information-sets-for-informed-consent-to-surgical-interventions-baseline-information-of-importance-to-patients-and-clinicians
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Barry G Main, Angus G K McNair, Richard Huxtable, Jenny L Donovan, Steven J Thomas, Paul Kinnersley, Jane M Blazeby
BACKGROUND: Consent remains a crucial, yet challenging, cornerstone of clinical practice. The ethical, legal and professional understandings of this construct have evolved away from a doctor-centred act to a patient-centred process that encompasses the patient's values, beliefs and goals. This alignment of consent with the philosophy of shared decision-making was affirmed in a recent high-profile Supreme Court ruling in England. The communication of information is central to this model of health care delivery but it can be difficult for doctors to gauge the information needs of the individual patient...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446084/in-rooting-out-errors-evidence-holds-the-key
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Lynn Gallagher-Ford, Bernadette Melnyk
Healthcare is in crisis in the US, where preventable clinical errors are the third leading cause of death. Now is the time to create healthcare cultures where best practice is the standard.
April 27, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445955/metformin-is-associated-with-survival-benefit-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ping-Ting Zhou, Bo Li, Fu-Rao Liu, Mei-Chao Zhang, Qian Wang, Yan-Yan Li, Ci Xu, Yuan-Hua Liu, Yuan Yao, Dong Li
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a highly lethal disease with a poor prognosis while metformin has been associated with a decreased risk of pancreatic cancer. Although the benefit of metformin was observed for pancreatic cancer prevention, it is not clear whether it can also affect the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effect of metformin on the survival of pancreatic cancer patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445222/development-of-an-hiv-postexposure-prophylaxis-pep-protocol-for-trainees-engaging-in-academic-global-health-experiences
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Gitanjli Arora, Risa M Hoffman
PROBLEM: Global health (GH) education programs have become increasingly common in U.S. medical schools and graduate medical education programs, with growing numbers of medical students, residents, and fellows participating in clinical experiences in settings with high HIV prevalence and limited resources. However, there are no guidelines for provision of HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) to trainees engaging in these academic GH experiences. APPROACH: Faculty of the Global Health Education Programs (GHEP) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and GH partner institutions recognized the need for PEP access for trainees engaged in GH experiences...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444533/breast-cancer-risk-models-a-comprehensive-overview-of-existing-models-validation-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Jessica A Cintolo-Gonzalez, Danielle Braun, Amanda L Blackford, Emanuele Mazzola, Ahmet Acar, Jennifer K Plichta, Molly Griffin, Kevin S Hughes
Numerous models have been developed to quantify the combined effect of various risk factors to predict either risk of developing breast cancer, risk of carrying a high-risk germline genetic mutation, specifically in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, or the risk of both. These breast cancer risk models can be separated into those that utilize mainly hormonal and environmental factors and those that focus more on hereditary risk. Given the wide range of models from which to choose, understanding what each model predicts, the populations for which each is best suited to provide risk estimations, the current validation and comparative studies that have been performed for each model, and how to apply them practically is important for clinicians and researchers seeking to utilize risk models in their practice...
April 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442620/the-implementation-of-cardiac-arrest-treatment-recommendations-in-english-acute-nhs-trusts-a-national-survey
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James Carberry, Keith Couper, Joyce Yeung
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: There are approximately 35 000 in-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Successful resuscitation requires integration of the medical science, training and education of clinicians and implementation of best practice in the clinical setting. In 2015, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) published its latest resuscitation treatment recommendations. It is currently unknown the extent to which these treatment recommendations have been successfully implemented in practice in English NHS acute hospital trusts...
April 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442588/2016-year-in-review-noninvasive-ventilation
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REVIEW
Thomas Piraino
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is an important modality in clinical practice and is extensively studied. The growth of literature related to NIV over the past 20 years has made it difficult for clinicians to stay up to date with current best practice. This article will summarize some of the important NIV literature published in 2016 and describe any impact it may have related to the clinical use of NIV.
May 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442454/impact-of-information-and-communication-technologies-on-nursing-care-results-of-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Geneviève Rouleau, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, José Côté, Julie Payne-Gagnon, Emilie Hudson, Carl-Ardy Dubois
BACKGROUND: Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are becoming an impetus for quality health care delivery by nurses. The use of ICTs by nurses can impact their practice, modifying the ways in which they plan, provide, document, and review clinical care. OBJECTIVE: An overview of systematic reviews was conducted to develop a broad picture of the dimensions and indicators of nursing care that have the potential to be influenced by the use of ICTs. METHODS: Quantitative, mixed-method, and qualitative reviews that aimed to evaluate the influence of four eHealth domains (eg, management, computerized decision support systems [CDSSs], communication, and information systems) on nursing care were included...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442434/clinical-code-set-engineering-for-reusing-ehr-data-for-research-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Richard Williams, Evangelos Kontopantelis, Iain Buchan, Niels Peek
INTRODUCTION: The construction of reliable, reusable clinical code sets is essential when re-using Electronic Health Record (EHR) data for research. Yet code set definitions are rarely transparent and their sharing is almost non-existent. There is a lack of methodological standards for the management (construction, sharing, revision and reuse) of clinical code sets which needs to be addressed to ensure the reliability and credibility of studies which use code sets. OBJECTIVE: To review methodological literature on the management of sets of clinical codes used in research on clinical databases and to provide a list of best practice recommendations for future studies and software tools...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442231/case-control-vaccine-effectiveness-studies-preparation-design-and-enrollment-of-cases-and-controls
#17
REVIEW
Jennifer R Verani, Abdullah H Baqui, Claire V Broome, Thomas Cherian, Cheryl Cohen, Jennifer L Farrar, Daniel R Feikin, Michelle J Groome, Rana A Hajjeh, Hope L Johnson, Shabir A Madhi, Kim Mulholland, Katherine L O'Brien, Umesh D Parashar, Manish M Patel, Laura C Rodrigues, Mathuram Santosham, J Anthony Scott, Peter G Smith, Halvor Sommerfelt, Jacqueline E Tate, J Chris Victor, Cynthia G Whitney, Anita K Zaidi, Elizabeth R Zell
Case-control studies are commonly used to evaluate effectiveness of licensed vaccines after deployment in public health programs. Such studies can provide policy-relevant data on vaccine performance under 'real world' conditions, contributing to the evidence base to support and sustain introduction of new vaccines. However, case-control studies do not measure the impact of vaccine introduction on disease at a population level, and are subject to bias and confounding, which may lead to inaccurate results that can misinform policy decisions...
April 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442070/comparing-airways-clearance-techniques-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-bronchiectasis-positive-expiratory-pressure-or-temporary-positive-expiratory-pressure-a-retrospective-study
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Francesco D'Abrosca, Barbara Garabelli, Gloria Savio, Agnese Barison, Lorenzo Appendini, Luis V F Oliveira, Paola Baiardi, Bruno Balbi
BACKGROUND: Airway clearance techniques include positive expiratory pressure, commonly used in our clinical practice, and a recently introduced temporary positive expiratory pressure device called UNIKO(®). It is unclear which one provides the best benefit to patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this observational 4-year study was to retrospectively compare the efficacy of and specific indications for temporary positive expiratory pressure compared to positive expiratory pressure in a standard rehabilitation program...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441693/sex-differences-in-fat-distribution-influence-the-association-between-bmi-and-arterial-stiffness
#19
Inge C L van den Munckhof, Suzanne Holewijn, Jacqueline de Graaf, Joost H W Rutten
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The increase in arterial stiffness in patients with the metabolic syndrome is strongly related to the amount of visceral adipose tissue. In clinical practice, anthropometric measurements such as BMI and waist circumference are commonly used to assess general and abdominal adiposity. Waist circumference is a composite measure of subcutaneous and visceral abdominal adipose tissue. As the distribution of intra-abdominal fat differs between men and women, we investigated the sex-specific associations between different anthropometric measures for general and abdominal obesity with arterial stiffness...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441655/cutaneous-complications-related-to-tattoos-31-cases-from-finland
#20
Nicolas Kluger
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous complications related to permanent tattoos affect 2-30% of those patients who have tattooed their skin. Little is known about the cases of tattoo complications in Finland. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a retrospective review of a series of Finnish patients with cutaneous tattoo reactions. METHODS: We collected cases of tattoo reactions from the Department of Dermatology at Helsinki University Central Hospital, from members of the Finnish dermatological society and from various other sources (author's private practice, tattooists, professional internet forum)...
April 26, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
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