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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716150/swedish-norwegian-co-operation-in-the-treatment-of-three-hypothermia-victims-a-case-report
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Anders Wetting Carlsen, Nils K Skjaervold, Nils Johan Berg, Øystein Karlsen, Eli Gunnarson, Alexander Wahba
BACKGROUND: Accidental hypothermia with cardiac arrest represents a challenge for pre-hospital rescuers as well as in-hospital staff. For pre-hospital personnel, the main focus is to get the patient to the correct destination without unnecessary delay. For in-hospital personnel early information is vital to assess the possibility for resuscitation with extracorporeal re-warming. The challenge is augmented when rescuers must cross national borders to reach and/or deliver the patients. We present a case where three adolescent boys suffered severe hypothermia after a canoeing accident in Sweden...
July 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713073/dementia-friendly-interventions-to-improve-the-care-of-people-living-with-dementia-admitted-to-hospitals-a-realist-review
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Melanie Handley, Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman
OBJECTIVES: To identify features of programmes and approaches to make healthcare delivery in secondary healthcare settings more dementia-friendly, providing a context-relevant understanding of how interventions achieve outcomes for people living with dementia. DESIGN: A realist review conducted in three phases: (1) stakeholder interviews and scoping of the literature to develop an initial programme theory for providing effective dementia care; (2) structured retrieval and extraction of evidence; and (3) analysis and synthesis to build and refine the programme theory...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710220/let-s-talk-about-children-evaluation-ltce-study-in-northern-finland-a-multiple-group-ecological-study-of-children-s-health-promotion-activities-with-a-municipal-and-time-trend-design
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Veikko Kujala, Jaana Jokinen, Hanna Ebeling, Anneli Pohjola
INTRODUCTION: Making change towards child and family-based and coordinated services is critical to improve quality, outcomes and value. The Let's Talk about Children (LTC) approach, which consists of brief psychoeducational discussions with parents of kindergarten-aged and school-aged children, has been launched as a municipality-specific programme in the Council of Oulu Region. The aim of this paper is to present a protocol of an ecological study evaluating the group-specific effects of an intervention about LTC activities in a geographically defined population...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702908/water-quality-and-health-in-northern-canada-stored-drinking-water-and-acute-gastrointestinal-illness-in-labrador-inuit
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Carlee J Wright, Jan M Sargeant, Victoria L Edge, James D Ford, Khosrow Farahbakhsh, Inez Shiwak, Charlie Flowers, Sherilee L Harper
One of the highest self-reported incidence rates of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) in the global peer-reviewed literature occurs in Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic. This high incidence of illness could be due, in part, to the consumption of contaminated water, as many northern communities face challenges related to the quality of municipal drinking water. Furthermore, many Inuit store drinking water in containers in the home, which could increase the risk of contamination between source and point-of-use (i...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677832/medical-identification-or-alert-jewellery-an-opportunity-to-save-lives-or-an-unreliable-hindrance
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REVIEW
S Rahman, D Walker, P Sultan
Medical identification jewellery can convey vital information to emergency responders, but mistakes and ambiguity may lead to misdiagnosis and morbidity. We performed a review of relevant articles retrieved from Pubmed(®) , Embase(®) and Scopus(®) and Google UK Inc. to investigate the commercial availability and issuance of these products. From 84 identified studies, we shortlisted 74 for review. The Google search retrieved 1,090,000 results within 0.57 s (January 2017). We explored 32 websites selling medical alert jewellery in the first five pages of these results...
July 5, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652227/reducing-parental-uncertainty-around-childhood-cancer-implementation-decisions-and-design-trade-offs-in-developing-an-electronic-health-record-linked-mobile-app
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Keith Marsolo, William Shuman, Jeremy Nix, Caroline F Morrison, Larry L Mullins, Ahna Lh Pai
BACKGROUND: Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer are confronted with multiple stressors that place them at risk for significant psychological distress. One strategy that has been shown to help reduce uncertainty is the provision of basic information; however, families of newly diagnosed cancer patients are often bombarded with educational material. Technology has the potential to help families manage their informational needs and move towards normalization. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to create a mobile app that pulls together data from both the electronic health record (EHR) and vetted external information resources to provide tailored information to parents of newly diagnosed children as one method to reduce the uncertainty around their child's illness...
June 26, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646445/update-on-neurocritical-care-of-stroke
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Jason Siegel, Michael A Pizzi, J Brent Peel, David Alejos, Nnenne Mbabuike, Benjamin L Brown, David Hodge, W David Freeman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will highlight the recent advancements in acute ischemic stroke diagnosis and treatment, with special attention to new features and recommendations of stroke care in the neurocritical care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: New studies suggest that pre-hospital treatment of stroke with mobile stroke units and telestroke technology may lead to earlier stroke therapy with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and recent studies show tPA can be given in previously contraindicated situations...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620921/consistency-of-total-body-surface-area-assessment-in-severe-burns-implications-for-practice
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Stephen Face, Sarah Dalton
BACKGROUND: Paediatric burn injury is common and often serious. Injuries occur across New South Wales (NSW), with specialised treatment provided in a centralised burns unit. Early management prior to transfer is essential but variation is seen. OBJECTIVES: To determine if differences exist between referring hospital estimates of the total body surface area (TBSA) of burns, and estimates for the same burns by the Burns Unit. To consider if differences in estimations influence initial and ongoing management, and decisions regarding transfer/retrieval...
June 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619010/did-online-publishers-get-it-right-using-a-naturalistic-search-strategy-to-review-cognitive-health-promotion-content-on-internet-webpages
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P V Hunter, M Delbaere, M E O'Connell, A Cammer, J X Seaton, T Friedrich, F Fick
BACKGROUND: One of the most common uses of the Internet is to search for health-related information. Although scientific evidence pertaining to cognitive health promotion has expanded rapidly in recent years, it is unclear how much of this information has been made available to Internet users. Thus, the purpose of our study was to assess the reliability and quality of information about cognitive health promotion encountered by typical Internet users. METHODS: To generate a list of relevant search terms employed by Internet users, we entered seed search terms in Google Trends and recorded any terms consistently used in the prior 2 years...
June 15, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617750/skin-and-wound-care-in-lymphedema-patients-a-taxonomy-primer-and-literature-review
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Caroline E Fife, Wade Farrow, Adelaide A Hebert, Nathan C Armer, Bob R Stewart, Janice N Cormier, Jane M Armer
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is a condition of localized protein-rich swelling from damaged or malfunctioning lymphatics. Because the immune system is compromised, there is a high risk of infection. Infection in patients with lymphedema may present in a variety of ways. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this review were to standardize the terminology of skin breakdown in the context of lymphedema, synthesize the available information to create best practice recommendations in support of the American Lymphedema Framework Project update to its Best Practices document, and create recommendations for further research...
July 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602100/using-chembl-web-services-for-building-applications-and-data-processing-workflows-relevant-to-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Michał M Nowotka, Anna Gaulton, David Mendez, A Patricia Bento, Anne Hersey, Andrew Leach
ChEMBL is a manually curated database of bioactivity data on small drug-like molecules, used by drug discovery scientists. Among many access methods, a REST API provides programmatic access, allowing the remote retrieval of ChEMBL data and its integration into other applications. This approach allows scientists to move from a world where they go to the ChEMBL web site to search for relevant data, to one where ChEMBL data can be simply integrated into their everyday tools and work environment. Areas covered: This review highlights some of the audiences who may benefit from using the ChEMBL API, and the goals they can address, through the description of several use cases...
August 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562501/collaborative-clinical-reasoning-a-systematic-review-of-empirical-studies
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Jan Kiesewetter, Frank Fischer, Martin R Fischer
INTRODUCTION: Health care delivery involves multiple health professions, and increasingly, diagnostic and therapeutic decisions are made through interprofessional teamwork. We define collaborative clinical reasoning (CCR) as the process in which two or more health care team members negotiate diagnostic, therapeutic, or prognostic issues of an individual patient resulting in an illness or treatment plan (and to reduce uncertainty). In a systematic review, we aimed to answer the following research question: Which empirically observable factors are considered crucial influences on performance in CCR in current empirical research? METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted...
April 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560621/lymphocytes-as-biomarkers-of-therapeutic-response-in-rheumatic-autoimmune-diseases-is-it-a-realistic-goal
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REVIEW
Kristina Schreiber, Gaetane Nocturne, Divi Cornec, Claire I Daïen
Many therapies are available for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while biological therapies have limited effects in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). In both cases, biomarkers predicting drug response would be very useful to guide clinicians in their choice. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the value of lymphocyte phenotyping as a marker of therapeutic response. Of the 1063 articles retrieved, 39 fulfilled inclusion criteria and were included in the present review (25 for RA, 10 for SLE, and 4 for pSS)...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555592/repositionable-percutaneous-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-lotus-valve-30-day-and-1-year-outcomes-in-250-high-risk-surgical-patients
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Ian T Meredith, Nicolas Dumonteil, Daniel J Blackman, Didier Tchétché, Darren L Walters, David Hildick-Smith, Ganesh Manoharan, Jan Harnek, Stephen G Worthley, Gilles Rioufol, Thierry Lefèvre, Thomas Modine, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Ted Feldman, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins
AIMS: The REPRISE IIE trial evaluated outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation of the fully repositionable and retrievable Lotus Valve with a unique seal designed to minimize paravalvular leak (PVL). METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective, multicentre study enrolled 250 patients with severe aortic stenosis considered high-risk for surgery by a multidisciplinary Heart Team. An independent Clinical Events Committee adjudicated events per Valve Academic Research Consortium criteria...
May 30, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554882/diagnosis-prevalence-awareness-treatment-prevention-and-control-of-hypertension-in-cameroon-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinic-based-and-community-based-studies
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Barthelemy Kuate Defo, Jean Claude Mbanya, Jean-Claude Tardif, Olugbemiga Ekundayo, Sylvie Perreault, Louise Potvin, Robert Cote, Andre Pascal Kengne, Simeon Pierre Choukem, Felix Assah, Samuel Kingue, Lucie Richard, Roland Pongou, Katherine Frohlich, Jude Saji, Pierre Fournier, Eugene Sobngwi, Valery Ridde, Marie-Pierre Dubé, Simon De Denus, Wilfred Mbacham, Jean-Philippe Lafrance, Dickson Shey Nsagha, Warner Mampuya, Anastase Dzudie, Lyne Cloutier, Christina Zarowsky, Agatha Tanya, Paul Ndom, Marie Hatem, Evelyne Rey, Louise Roy, Roxane Borgès Da Silva, Christian Dagenais, David Todem, Robert Weladji, Dora Mbanya, Elham Emami, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Laurence Monnais, Carl-Ardy Dubois
BACKGROUND: Hypertension holds a unique place in population health and health care because it is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease and the most common noncommunicable condition seen in primary care worldwide. Without effective prevention and control, raised blood pressure significantly increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, dementia, renal failure, and blindness. There is an urgent need for stakeholders-including individuals and families-across the health system, researchers, and decision makers to work collaboratively for improving prevention, screening and detection, diagnosis and evaluation, awareness, treatment and medication adherence, management, and control for people with or at high risk for hypertension...
May 29, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543539/dna-damage-marker-%C3%AE-h2ax-is-a-potential-predictive-marker-for-progression-of-epithelial-dysplasia-of-the-oral-cavity
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E Y Leung, J D McMahon, D McLellan, N Syyed, C E McCarthy, C Nixon, C Orange, C Brock, K Hunter, P D Adams
AIMS: To evaluate the relationships between immunohistochemical markers related to cellular senescence, cell proliferation and histological grade of epithelial dysplasia of the oral cavity (OD). In addition, the predictive value of these markers for progression of OD was assessed. METHODS: Retrospective immunohistochemical analyses were performed on 86 formalin fixed and paraffin embedded specimens of OD and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) for Ki67, γH2AX, p53, p16, H3K9me3 and CycD1...
May 19, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506381/description-of-drug-therapy-problem-resolution-in-a-statewide-care-management-program
#17
Chelsea Phillips Renfro, Stefanie P Ferreri, Neil Williams, Cole Clark, Trista Pfeiffenberger
OBJECTIVE: To describe drug therapy problem (DTP) resolution as part of a statewide, team-based care management program. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study of DTPs documented between March 1 and August 31, 2015. Data were retrieved from a Web-based platform 5 months after the observation period. DTPs were placed into groups based on the credentials of the person who documented the DTP. Next, they were identified as being documented in a transitional or nontransitional care setting...
May 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502847/the-role-for-cardiologists-in-stroke-intervention
#18
REVIEW
Richard R Heuser
Even though cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death in the United States, stroke is the second leading global cause of death behind CVD. In the 21st Century, less than 40% of overall stroke patients are discharged to home and almost 25% of Medicare beneficiaries do not survive 90 days. In spite of the fact that tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) has been approved for stroke care for 20 years, only .75% of annual strokes are actually treated with intravenous (IV) TPA. Similar to how interventional cardiologists evolved from IV to catheter mechanical treatment for acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) over 30 years ago, over the last few years, neurointerventionists now perform endovascular stroke therapy in many of these patients using stent retrievers...
May 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501428/management-of-ovarian-stimulation-for-ivf-narrative-review-of-evidence-provided-for-world-health-organization-guidance
#19
REVIEW
Cindy Farquhar, Jane Marjoribanks, Julie Brown, Bart C J M Fauser, Anne Lethaby, Selma Mourad, Robert Rebar, Marian Showell, Sheryl van der Poel
In this paper, a review of evidence provided to the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline development, who prepare global guidance on the management of ovarian stimulation for women undergoing IVF, is presented. The purpose of ovarian stimulation is to facilitate retrieval of multiple oocytes during a single IVF cycle. Availability of multiple oocytes compensates for inefficiencies in subsequent stages of the cycle, which include oocyte maturation, IVF, embryo culture, embryo transfer, and implantation...
April 26, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493265/national-rehabilitation-center-programme-performance-measures-in-the-united-arab-emirates-2013
#20
Ahmed Elkashef, Layla Alhyas, Hanan Al Hashmi, Dina Mohammed, Alison Gonzalez, Rinso Paul, Shamil Wanigaratne, Tarek Gawad, Richard Rawson, Ali Al Marzooqi, Hamad Al Ghaferi
The aim of this study was to measure the performance of the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) programme and the services it provides. A 6-point tool was developed based on international standards with appropriate performance measures. The elements of the tool were applied to the electronic data files for 2013. The results showed that there were some operational, quality and data system issues. Some items were easily accessible, e.g. capacity, waiting time, family involvement. Others were difficult to sort and find and some were not available in the electronic system and had to be retrieved from other sources, e...
May 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
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