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Mehdi Ahmadi, Warren J Gross, Samuel Kadoury, Mehdi Ahmadi, Warren J Gross, Samuel Kadoury, Samuel Kadoury, Warren J Gross, Mehdi Ahmadi
Ultrasound is a viable imaging technology in remote and resources-limited areas. Ultrasonography is a user-dependent skill which depends on a high degree of training and hands-on experience. However, there is a limited number of skillful sonographers located in remote areas. In this work, we aim to develop a real-time video streaming platform which allows specialist physicians to remotely monitor ultrasound exams. To this end, an ultrasound stream is captured and transmitted through a wireless network into remote computers, smart-phones and tablets...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226476/ultrasound-characterization-of-interface-oscillation-as-a-proxy-for-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-function
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April Joy C Aralar, Matthew D Bird, Robert D Graham, Beomseo Koo, Mahesh B Shenai, Parag V Chitnis, Siddhartha Sikdar, April Joy C Aralar, Matthew D Bird, Robert D Graham, Beomseo Koo, Mahesh B Shenai, Parag V Chitnis, Siddhartha Sikdar, Mahesh B Shenai, Beomseo Koo, Robert D Graham, Matthew D Bird, Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag V Chitnis, April Joy C Aralar
Hydrocephalus, where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) production rate is greater than reabsorption rate, leads to impaired neurological function if left untreated. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) are implanted in the brain ventricles to route CSF. VPS systems have a high failure rate, and failure symptoms resemble symptoms of common maladies. The current gold standard for shunt diagnosis, surgical intervention, poses high risk and requires an expensive procedure for patients. Current non-invasive methods lack proper insight to assist physicians...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226336/educational-outreach-to-opioid-prescribers-the-case-for-academic-detailing
#3
Margot Trotter Davis, Brian Bateman, Jerry Avorn
Nonmedical use of opioid medications constitutes a serious health threat as the rates of addiction, overdoses, and deaths have risen in recent years. Increasingly, inappropriate and excessively liberal prescribing of opioids by physicians is understood to be a central part of the crisis. Public health officials, hospital systems, and legislators are developing programs and regulations to address the problem in sustained and systematic ways that both insures effective treatment of pain and appropriate limits on the availability of opioids...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224346/dedication-increases-productivity-an-analysis-of-the-implementation-of-a-dedicated-medical-team-in-the-emergency-department
#4
Pedro Ramos, José Artur Paiva
BACKGROUND: In several European countries, emergency departments (EDs) now employ a dedicated team of full-time emergency medicine (EM) physicians, with a distinct leadership and bed-side emergency training, in all similar to other hospital departments. In Portugal, however, there are still two very different models for staffing EDs: a classic model, where EDs are mostly staffed with young inexperienced physicians from different medical departments who take turns in the ED in 12-h shifts and a dedicated model, recently implemented in some hospitals, where the ED is staffed by a team of doctors with specific medical competencies in emergency medicine that work full-time in the ED...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223793/a-cross-sectional-assessment-of-the-burden-of-copd-symptoms-in-the-us-and-europe-using-the-national-health-and-wellness-survey
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Bo Ding, Marco DiBonaventura, Niklas Karlsson, Gina Bergström, Ulf Holmgren
INTRODUCTION: Past research has suggested significant relationships between symptoms and health outcomes among patients with COPD. However, these studies have generally focused on a broad COPD sample and may have included those not receiving proper treatment. As a result, the aim of this study was to document the burden of COPD symptoms among those who are currently treated with the standard-of-care (SOC) medications in both the US and Western Europe. METHODS: Data from the 2013 US (N=75,000) and 2011 (N=57,512)/2013 (N=62,000) European (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK; 5EU) National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) were used...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220906/experiences-with-preventing-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-in-an-automotive-plant
#6
Věra Žídková, Marie Nakládalová, Jana Zapletalová, Zdeněk Nakládal, Helena Kollárová
OBJECTIVES: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common occupational disease. The aim was to assess the effect of preventive measures in automotive assembly workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis summarizes data from annual crosssectional studies. The 7-year analysis of data was based on medical records obtained from an occupational physician and inspections carried out at the workplace where targeted preventive measures were introduced, including better ergonomic arrangement of the workplace, technical adjustments facilitating the work, preventive nerve conduction studies (NCS) testing of the median nerve once a year, switching of workers and their targeted rotation within the workplace...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216951/a-qualitative-insight-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicines-used-by-hypertensive-patients
#7
Inas Rifaat Ibrahim, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Fahad Saleem, Haydar F Al Tukmagi
BACKGROUND: The self-treatment with complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) in chronic diseases is portraying an expanding trend worldwide. Yet, little is known concerning patients' motives to use CAM in the control of blood pressure. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the self-use of CAM in the management of hypertension and explore patients' attitudes, perceived benefits, and disclosure to the physician. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative technique was adopted and face-to-face interviews, using a validated interview guide, were carried out among twenty hypertensive patients...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216360/the-influence-of-prototype-testing-in-three-dimensional-aortic-models-on-fenestrated-endograft-design
#8
Fadi Taher, Juergen Falkensammer, Jamie McCarte, Johann Strassegger, Miriam Uhlmann, Philipp Schuch, Afshin Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The fenestrated Anaconda endograft (Vascutek/Terumo, Inchinnan, UK) is intended for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms with an insufficient infrarenal landing zone. The endografts are custom-made with use of high-resolution, 1-mm-slice computed tomography angiography images. For every case, a nonsterile prototype and a three-dimensional (3D) model of the patient's aorta are constructed to allow the engineers as well as the physician to test-implant the device and to review the fit of the graft...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210940/syndromic-diagnosis-in-evaluation-of-women-with-symptoms-of-vaginitis
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REVIEW
Theophilus Ogochukwu Nwankwo, Uzochukwu Uzoma Aniebue, Uchenna Anthony Umeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to determine the effectiveness of the use of syndrome diagnosis in the evaluation of vaginitis and to make suggestions based on the review findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Vaginal discharge as the main symptom of vaginitis is unspecific. A randomized study of symptom-based diagnosis and treatment of vaginitis in the USA favored symptoms used for treatment; however, this was only a pilot study. Hence, a population-based study is necessary to validate these findings...
January 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210295/global-impact-of-bronchiectasis-and-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Margarida Redondo, Holly Keyt, Raja Dhar, James D Chalmers
EDUCATIONAL AIMS: To recognise the clinical and radiological presentation of the spectrum of diseases associated with bronchiectasis.To understand variation in the aetiology, microbiology and burden of bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis across different global healthcare systems. : Bronchiectasis is the term used to refer to dilatation of the bronchi that is usually permanent and is associated with a clinical syndrome of cough, sputum production and recurrent respiratory infections...
September 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209298/utidelone-plus-capecitabine-versus-capecitabine-alone-for-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-breast-cancer-refractory-to-anthracyclines-and-taxanes-a-multicentre-open-label-superiority-phase-3-randomised-controlled-trial
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Pin Zhang, Tao Sun, Qingyuan Zhang, Zhongyu Yuan, Zefei Jiang, Xiao Jia Wang, Shude Cui, Yuee Teng, Xi-Chun Hu, Junlan Yang, Hongming Pan, Zhongsheng Tong, Huiping Li, Qiang Yao, Yongsheng Wang, Yongmei Yin, Ping Sun, Hong Zheng, Jing Cheng, Jinsong Lu, Baochun Zhang, Cuizhi Geng, Jian Liu, Roujun Peng, Min Yan, Shaohua Zhang, Jian Huang, Li Tang, Rongguo Qiu, Binghe Xu
BACKGROUND: Utidelone, a genetically engineered epothilone analogue, has shown promise as a potential treatment for breast cancer in phase 1 and 2 trials. The aim of this phase 3 trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: We did a multicentre, open-label, superiority, phase 3, randomised controlled trial in 26 hospitals in China. Eligible participants were female patients with metastatic breast cancer refractory to anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy regimens...
February 10, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207655/internally-randomized-control-trial-of-radiation-exposure-using-ultra-low-radiation-imaging-versus-traditional-c-arm-fluoroscopy-for-patients-undergoing-single-level-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Timothy Y Wang, S Harrison Farber, Scott S Perkins, Adam G Back, Sarah A Byrd, Debbie Chi, David Vincent, Isaac O Karikari
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To compare radiation exposure between ultra-low radiation imaging (ULRI) with image enhancement and standard-dose fluoroscopy for patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although the benefits of MIS are lauded by many, there is a significant amount of radiation exposure to surgeon and operating room personnel...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196491/health-related-quality-of-life-work-productivity-and-indirect-costs-among-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea
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Jessica L Buono, Robyn T Carson, Natalia M Flores
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10-15% of adults in the US, and is associated with significant impairment in health-related quality of life (HRQoL); however, information specific to the diarrhea subtype (IBS-D) is lacking. We assessed the impact of IBS-D on HRQoL, work productivity, and daily activities, and the associated indirect costs, among a sample of the US population. METHODS: Respondents (≥18 years) from the 2012 US National Health and Wellness Survey who reported an IBS-D diagnosis by a physician or symptoms consistent with Rome II criteria for IBS-D were identified as having IBS-D...
February 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196270/open-label-study-of-etanercept-treatment-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-who-lost-a-satisfactory-response-to-adalimumab
#14
J Bagel, S Tyring, K C Rice, D H Collier, G Kricorian, J Chung, J Iles, B S Stolshek, A Kaliyaperumal, K A Papp
BACKGROUND: Some plaque psoriasis patients experience secondary failure of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor therapy. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate efficacy, safety, and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) with etanercept in patients with secondary adalimumab failure. METHODS: This phase 4, open-label, single-arm, estimation study (NCT01543204) enrolled patients on adalimumab who had achieved static physician global assessment (sPGA) score 0/1 (clear/almost clear)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191513/dietary-cholesterol-and-egg-yolk-should-be-avoided-by-patients-at-risk-of-vascular-disease
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REVIEW
J David Spence
Recent recommendations that limits to dietary cholesterol be dropped were probably heavily influenced by propaganda from the egg industry. After conviction for false advertising, the industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to convince the public, physicians, and policy makers that dietary cholesterol and egg yolk are harmless. However, there are good reasons for longstanding recommendations that dietary cholesterol be limited to <200 mg/ day in persons at risk of vascular disease. It is seldom understood that this essentially means all people in developed countries who expect to attain an advanced age...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187896/hydra-a-web-based-system-for-cardiovascular-analysis-diagnosis-and-treatment
#16
J Novo, A Hermida, M Ortega, N Barreira, M G Penedo, J E López, C Calvo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification is a highly complex process involving an extensive set of clinical trials to support the clinical decision-making process. There are many clinical conditions (e.g. diabetes, obesity, stress, etc.) that can lead to the early diagnosis or establishment of cardiovascular disease. In order to determine all these clinical conditions, a complete set of clinical patient analyses is typically performed, including a physical examination, blood analysis, electrocardiogram, blood pressure (BP) analysis, etc...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185690/a-radiologist-s-guide-to-the-industry-a-methodical-approach-to-physician-industry-relationships-in-radiology
#17
Donald Dj Perry, Derek Khorsand, Michael McNeeley
In the last century, rapidly advancing technological innovations have become essential components of modern healthcare, increasing the frequency and necessity of interactions between physicians and industry. These interactions have the potential to bias objectivity and should be approached carefully. A recent JACR article by Harvey et al, highlighted 2014 CMS data, which reported that only 4% of radiologists had interactions with industry, coming in second lowest amongst all 19 reported specialties. However, when managed appropriately, physician-industry relationships can mutually benefit patients, research, payers, providers, hospitals and the medical industry...
December 15, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184017/an-update-of-the-hong-kong-epilepsy-guideline-consensus-statement-on-the-use-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-hong-kong
#18
J Ky Fong, E Ly Chan, H Leung, I Chan, R Sk Chang, G Cy Fong, E Lw Fung, C Ht Lui, B Bh Fung, T L Poon, D Siu, H T Wong, E Yeung, A Wy Yung, C Xl Zhu
OBJECTIVE: New information about antiepileptic drugs has arisen since the publication of the Hong Kong Epilepsy Guideline in 2009. This article set out to fill the knowledge gap between 2007 and 2016 on the use of antiepileptic drugs in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Between May 2014 and April 2016, four consensus meetings were held in Hong Kong, where a group comprising 15 professionals (neurologists, paediatricians, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and clinical psychologists) from both public and private sectors aimed to review the best available evidence and update all practising physicians on a range of clinical issues including drug-related matters...
February 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183415/tenure-and-the-faculty-physician
#19
Stephen A Geraci, S Calvin Thigpen
Academic tenure, introduced by the American Association of University Professors in 1915, is a status that protects employed faculty members from summary dismissal and, thereby, intends to preserve their academic freedom. Initially tied to financial security through salary guarantees, academic tenure has evolved into a concept associated less with monetary support and strict scholarly productivity than at its inception, primarily owing to the growing number of clinician educators with highly competitive salaries at university-affiliated academic health centers...
February 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182596/the-dawn-of-transparency-insights-from-the-physician-payment-sunshine-act-in-plastic-surgery
#20
Rizwan Ahmed, Joseph Lopez, Sunjae Bae, Allan B Massie, Eric K Chow, Karan Chopra, Babak J Orandi, Bonnie E Lonze, James W May, Justin M Sacks, Dorry L Segev
BACKGROUND: The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PSSA) is a government initiative that requires all biomedical companies to publicly disclose payments to physicians through the Open Payments Program (OPP). The goal of this study was to use the OPP database and evaluate all nonresearch-related financial transactions between plastic surgeons and biomedical companies. METHODS: Using the first wave of OPP data published on September 30, 2014, we studied the national distribution of industry payments made to plastic surgeons during a 5-month period...
March 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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