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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031156/hiv-misdiagnosis-a-root-cause-analysis-leading-to-improvements-in-hiv-diagnosis-and-patient-care
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Raynell Lang, Carmen Charlton, Brenda Beckthold, Kiana Kadivar, Stephanie Lavoie, Doug Caswell, Paul Levett, Greg Horsman, John Kim, M John Gill
BACKGROUND: Standard diagnostic testing for HIV infection has traditionally relied on a high sensitivity HIV antibody screening test using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) followed by a high specificity antibody confirmatory test such as a Western Blot. Recently several of the screening assays have been enhanced with an ability to identify p24 antigen thereby narrowing the diagnostic window. OBJECTIVES: To explore the implications of enhanced HIV screening methods that may be leading to HIV misdiagnoses...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025820/well-being-of-family-medicine-graduates
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Olga Szafran, Wayne Woloschuk, Jacqueline M I Torti, Douglas Myhre
OBJECTIVE: To determine family medicine graduates' professional and personal well-being, general health status, stress levels, coping strategies, and the degree to which they felt supported or isolated in professional life; and to compare findings by sex, practice location, and location of medical school (Canadian medical graduates [CMGs] vs international medical graduates [IMGs]). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional survey. SETTING: University of Alberta in Edmonton and the University of Calgary in Alberta...
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022182/coexistent-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-gout-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lilia Olaru, Laura Soong, Sukhvinder Dhillon, Elaine Yacyshyn
Since 1964 to present, there have been more than 33 cases of concomitant rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout reported in the literature. The objective of this study is to present a case series of patients with coexistent rheumatoid arthritis and gout and to provide a review of the literature. A retrospective review of a rheumatology patient database at the University of Alberta was performed (2004-2017). Patient charts were reviewed and the 1987 ARA Revised Classification Criteria for RA and 1977 ARA Classification Criteria for gout were applied to each patient...
October 12, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990017/associations-between-patients-understanding-of-periodontal-disease-treatment-compliance-and-disease-status
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Benjamin Hughes, Giseon Heo, Liran Levin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between patients' understanding of periodontal disease, their individual compliance to homecare, self-reported periodontal disease, and how they have been educated regarding their oral health. METHOD AND MATERIALS: A cross-sectional study was performed by distributing questionnaires to patients at the University of Alberta Dental Clinic. A survey consisting of 45 questions was constructed in order to quantify patients' understanding of periodontal disease (section 1), where they received their information, how often they have been instructed by dental practitioners, their homecare habits (section 2), and their self-reported periodontal status (section 3)...
October 6, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951661/mechanical-circulatory-support-as-a-bridge-to-lung-transplantation-a-single-canadian-institution-review
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Katie Kinaschuk, Sabin J Bozso, Kieran Halloran, Ali Kapasi, Kathy Jackson, Jayan Nagendran
BACKGROUND: Lung transplant (LTx) waitlists continue to grow internationally. Consequently, more patients are progressing to require mechanical circulatory support (MCS) as a bridge to transplantation (BTT). MCS strategies include interventional lung assist (iLA) and venovenous (VV) and venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We review our series of patients bridged with MCS while listed for LTx. METHODS: All consecutive patients, listed for LTx requiring MCS as a BTT at the University of Alberta from 2004 to 2015, were included...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930035/calgary-edmonton-and-the-university-of-alberta-the-extraordinary-medical-mobilization-by-canada-s-newest-province
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Mark P Da Cambra, Vivian C McAlister
The Canadian contribution of medical services to the British Empire during the First World War was a national endeavour. Physicians from across the country enlisted in local regiments to join. No other region provided more physicians per capita than the newly formed province of Alberta. Largely organized through the Medical School of the University of Alberta, the No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance out of Edmonton and the No. 8 Canadian Field Ambulance out of Calgary ultimately enlisted between one-third and half of the province's doctors to the war campaign...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923643/feasibility-of-lung-transplantation-from-donation-after-circulatory-death-donors-following-portable-ex%C3%A2-vivo-lung-perfusion-a-pilot-study
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J G Y Luc, K Jackson, J G Weinkauf, D H Freed, J Nagendran
BACKGROUND: Donation after circulatory death (DCD) has the potential to significantly alleviate the shortage of transplantable lungs. We report our initial experience with the use of portable ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) with the Organ Care System Lung device for evaluation of DCD lungs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the DCD lung transplantation (LTx) experience at a single institution through the use of a prospective database. RESULTS: From 2011 to 2015, 208 LTx were performed at the University of Alberta, of which 11 were DCD LTx with 7 (64%) that underwent portable EVLP...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922263/prospective-side-by-side-comparison-of-outcomes-and-complications-with-a-simple-versus-intensive-anticoagulation-monitoring-strategy-in-pediatric-extracorporeal-life-support-patients
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Jane S Yu, Ryan P Barbaro, Donald A Granoski, Mary E Bauman, M Patricia Massicotte, Laurance L Lequier, Gail M Annich, Lindsay M Ryerson
OBJECTIVES: A continuous infusion of unfractionated heparin is the most common anticoagulant used for pediatric patients on extracorporeal life support. The objective of this study was to compare extracorporeal life support complications and outcomes between two large-volume pediatric extracorporeal life support centers that use different anticoagulation strategies. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: The University of Michigan used simple anticoagulation monitoring, whereas the University of Alberta used an intensive anticoagulation monitoring strategy...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912198/frequency-of-low-value-care-in-alberta-canada-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Finlay A McAlister, Meng Lin, Jeff Bakal, Stafford Dean
OBJECTIVE: To determine how frequently 10 low-value services highlighted by Choosing Wisely are done and what factors influence their provision. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using routinely collected health data from five linked data sets from 2012 to 2015 in the Canadian province of Alberta to determine the frequency with which 10 low-value services were provided. RESULTS: Between 2012 and 2015, 162 143 people (4% of all 3 814 536 adult Albertans and 5% of the 3 423 135 who saw a physician at least once in that time frame) received at least one of the 10 low-value services, including 29...
September 14, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870248/functional-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-after-partial-glossectomy-a-multi-institutional-longitudinal-study-of-the-head-and-neck-research-network
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Agnieszka Dzioba, Daniel Aalto, Georgina Papadopoulos-Nydam, Hadi Seikaly, Jana Rieger, Johan Wolfaardt, Martin Osswald, Jeffrey R Harris, Daniel A O'Connell, Cathy Lazarus, Mark Urken, Ilya Likhterov, Raymond L Chai, Erika Rauscher, Daniel Buchbinder, Devin Okay, Risto-Pekka Happonen, Ilpo Kinnunen, Heikki Irjala, Tero Soukka, Juhani Laine
BACKGROUND: While aggressive treatment for oral cancer may optimize survival, decrements in speech and swallowing function and quality of life often result. This exploratory study investigated how patients recover their communicative function, swallowing ability, and quality of life after primary surgery [with or without adjuvant (chemo)radiation therapy] for tongue cancer over the course of the first year post-operation. METHODS: Patients treated for oral cancer at three institutions (University of Alberta Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, and Turku University Hospital) were administered patient-reported outcomes assessing speech [Speech Handicap Index (SHI)], swallowing [(M...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851785/validation-of-two-case-definitions-to-identify-pressure-ulcers-using-hospital-administrative-data
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Chester Ho, Jason Jiang, Cathy A Eastwood, Holly Wong, Brittany Weaver, Hude Quan
OBJECTIVE: Pressure ulcer development is a quality of care indicator, as pressure ulcers are potentially preventable. Yet pressure ulcer is a leading cause of morbidity, discomfort and additional healthcare costs for inpatients. Methods are lacking for accurate surveillance of pressure ulcer in hospitals to track occurrences and evaluate care improvement strategies. The main study aim was to validate hospital discharge abstract database (DAD) in recording pressure ulcers against nursing consult reports, and to calculate prevalence of pressure ulcers in Alberta, Canada in DAD...
August 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841249/assessing-physician-knowledge-regarding-indications-for-a-primary-prevention-implantable-defibrillator-and-potential-barriers-for-referral
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Rochelle Bernier, Satish R Raj, Dat Tran, Lucy Reyes, Michel Sauve, Glen L Sumner, Derek V Exner, Roopinder K Sandhu
BACKGROUND: Although there is clear evidence to demonstrate that primary prevention implantable defibrillators (ICDs) reduce mortality in high-risk patients, ICDs are underutilized. Limited data exist assessing referring physicians' knowledge about guideline indications and attitudes towards ICDs, which may influence decision for referral. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Arrhythmia Working Group from the Alberta Cardiovascular and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network developed a web-based survey consisting of case scenarios regarding primary prevention ICD indications and a list of barriers for referral to aid in the design of a complex device care pathway...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818647/malocclusion-class-ii-division-1-skeletal-and-dental-relationships-measured-by-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Yiling Xu, Heesoo Oh, Manuel O Lagravère
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to locate traditionally-used landmarks in two-dimensional (2D) images and newly-suggested ones in three-dimensional (3D) images (cone-beam computer tomographies [CBCTs]) and determine possible relationships between them to categorize patients with Class II-1 malocclusion. METHODS: CBCTs from 30 patients diagnosed with Class II-1 malocclusion were obtained from the University of Alberta Graduate Orthodontic Program database...
August 14, 2017: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799798/abstracts-from-dietetic-research-event-june-8-and-9-2017
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St John's, Newfoundland was the host city of the 2017 Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference. Through the support of Dietitians of Canada and CFDR, the 2017 event was both an exciting and informative exchange of research and experience-sharing efforts that inspired attendees. The submissions for this year's Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) event represented the diversity of dietetic research conducted within Canada. The topics highlighted from this year's abstracts included: Clinical Research; Community-based Nutritional Care; Determinants of Food Choice; Dietary Intake; Dietetic Practice and Education; Food Security; Nutrition and Health Education; Nutritional Assessment and Therapy; Nutrition Attitudes; Nutrition Strategy Development Patient Services; Professional Development; Vulnerable Groups and their Nutritional Needs; and, Wellness and Public Health...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781051/an-exceptionally-preserved-three-dimensional-armored-dinosaur-reveals-insights-into-coloration-and-cretaceous-predator-prey-dynamics
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Caleb M Brown, Donald M Henderson, Jakob Vinther, Ian Fletcher, Ainara Sistiaga, Jorsua Herrera, Roger E Summons
Predator-prey dynamics are an important evolutionary driver of escalating predation mode and efficiency, and commensurate responses of prey [1-3]. Among these strategies, camouflage is important for visual concealment, with countershading the most universally observed [4-6]. Extant terrestrial herbivores free of significant predation pressure, due to large size or isolation, do not exhibit countershading. Modern predator-prey dynamics may not be directly applicable to those of the Mesozoic due to the dominance of very large, visually oriented theropod dinosaurs [7]...
August 21, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780314/a-high-definition-video-teaching-module-for-thyroidectomy-surgery
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Amr F Hamour, Adrian I Mendez, Jeffrey R Harris, Vincent L Biron, Hadi Seikaly, David W J Côté
OBJECTIVE: With the changing landscape of postgraduate surgical education to competency-based curricula, there emerges a need for alternative forms of training. Video teaching modules have been shown to be effective tools in surgical education, complementing traditional postgraduate curricula. There is a lack of validated modules described in the literature, specifically for teaching thyroidectomy. The primary objective of this study was to develop and validate a high definition video-based teaching module instructing thyroidectomy surgery to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery trainees...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762613/visual-attention-to-ambiguous-emotional-faces-in-eating-disorders-role-of-alexithymia
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Esther Fujiwara, Veronica L Kube, Daniel Rochman, Alexander K Macrae-Korobkov, Vanessa Peynenburg
Eating disorders (EDs) are often accompanied by social-emotional problems. Recently, alexithymia has been suggested to explain objective emotion processing deficits in EDs. We tested if elevated levels of alexithymia may explain emotional face-processing problems in a mixed ED group (N = 24, 19 with anorexia and five with bulimia), comparing them with high-alexithymic (N = 25) and low-alexithymic healthy controls (N = 25). Participants judged the mixture ratio of clear and ambiguous facial emotion blends while eye movements were recorded...
August 1, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747168/the-biobank-for-the-molecular-classification-of-kidney-disease-research-translation-and-precision-medicine-in-nephrology
#18
Daniel A Muruve, Michelle C Mann, Kevin Chapman, Josee F Wong, Pietro Ravani, Stacey A Page, Hallgrimur Benediktsson
BACKGROUND: Advances in technology and the ability to interrogate disease pathogenesis using systems biology approaches are exploding. As exemplified by the substantial progress in the personalized diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the application of systems biology to enable precision medicine in other disciplines such as Nephrology is well underway. Infrastructure that permits the integration of clinical data, patient biospecimens and advanced technologies is required for institutions to contribute to, and benefit from research in molecular disease classification and to devise specific and patient-oriented treatments...
July 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731560/food-insecure-student-clients-of-a-university-based-food-bank-have-compromised-health-dietary-intake-and-academic-quality
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Jasmine Farahbakhsh, Mahitab Hanbazaza, Geoff D C Ball, Anna P Farmer, Katerina Maximova, Noreen D Willows
AIM: University and college students in wealthy countries may be vulnerable to financial food insecurity. If food insecure students have suboptimal health, their ability to learn and excel in their education could be compromised. This Canadian study examined the relationship of food security status to diet and self-perceived health and academic quality among students receiving emergency food hampers from the Campus Food Bank at University of Alberta. METHODS: A convenience sample of 58 students completed a survey...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680173/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-on-general-internal-medicine-units-are-patients-well-served-by-current-practice
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Allison Mejilla, Micheal Guirguis, Sheri Koshman, Tammy J Bungard
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most preventable hospital-associated complication, and implementation of appropriate VTE prophylaxis is a requirement for institutional accreditation. However, ambiguity and controversy exist within current recommendations, and greater clarity about and understanding of current utilization of VTE prophylaxis may be needed. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the proportion of patients receiving appropriate VTE prophylaxis (right drug, dose, frequency, and duration) within 24 h after admission to general internal medicine units...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
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