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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445859/a-risk-scoring-model-based-on-vital-signs-and-laboratory-data-predicting-transfer-to-the-intensive-care-unit-of-patients-admitted-to-gastroenterology-wards
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Won-Young Kim, Jinmi Lee, Ju-Ry Lee, Youn Kyung Jung, Hwa Jung Kim, Jin Won Huh, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Sang-Bum Hong
PURPOSE: To compare the ability of a score based on vital signs and laboratory data with that of the modified early warning score (MEWS) to predict ICU transfer of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive events triggering medical emergency team activation in adult patients admitted to the gastroenterology wards of the Asan Medical Center were reviewed. Binary logistic regression was used to identify factors predicting transfer to the ICU...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445474/cost-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-pharmaceutical-care-program-for-patients-discharged-from-the-hospital
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Fatma Karapinar-Çarkıt, Ronald van der Knaap, Fatiha Bouhannouch, Sander D Borgsteede, Marjo J A Janssen, Carl E H Siegert, Toine C G Egberts, Patricia M L A van den Bemt, Marieke F van Wier, Judith E Bosmans
BACKGROUND: To improve continuity of care at hospital admission and discharge and to decrease medication errors pharmaceutical care programs are developed. This study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of the COACH program in comparison with usual care from a societal perspective. METHODS: A controlled clinical trial was performed at the Internal Medicine department of a general teaching hospital. All admitted patients using at least one prescription drug were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445438/reliability-and-validity-of-the-medical-outcomes-study-short-form-12-version-2-sf-12v2-in-adults-with-non-cancer-pain
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Corey J Hayes, Naleen Raj Bhandari, Niranjan Kathe, Nalin Payakachat
Limited evidence exists on how non-cancer pain (NCP) affects an individual's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study aimed to validate the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12 Version 2 (SF-12v2), a generic measure of HRQoL, in a NCP cohort using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Longitudinal Files. The SF Mental Component Summary (MCS12) and SF Physical Component Summary (PCS12) were tested for reliability (internal consistency and test-retest reliability) and validity (construct: convergent and discriminant; criterion: concurrent and predictive)...
April 26, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445352/consensus-review-of-optimal-perioperative-care-in-breast-reconstruction-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-society-recommendations
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Claire Temple-Oberle, Melissa A Shea-Budgell, Mark Tan, John L Semple, Christiaan Schrag, Marcio Barreto, Phillip Blondeel, Jeremy Hamming, Joseph Dayan, Olle Ljungqvist
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery following surgery can be achieved through the introduction of evidence-based perioperative maneuvers. This review aims to present a consensus for optimal perioperative management of patients undergoing breast reconstructive surgery and to provide evidence-based recommendations for an enhanced perioperative protocol. METHODS: A systematic review of meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, and large prospective cohorts was conducted for each protocol element...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444844/iranian-clinical-trials-an-analysis-of-registered-trials-in-international-clinical-trial-registry-platform-ictrp
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Mansoureh Feizabadi, Fatemeh Fahimnia, Alireza Mosavi Jarrahi, Nader Naghshineh, Shahram Tofighi
BACKGROUND: It is important to specify the disease under investigation in studies registered in clinical trial registration systems. The demand for research on priority public health needs is notably on the rise. One indicator which helps identify the priorities of community public health and medical systems is the burden of disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information on clinical trials carried out in Iran was downloaded from the portal of the International Clinical Trials Registry website...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444709/male-bladder-outlet-obstruction-time-to-re-evaluate-the-definition-and-reconsider-our-diagnostic-pathway-ici-rs-2015
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Kevin Rademakers, Marcus J Drake, Andrew Gammie, Jens C Djurhuus, Peter F W M Rosier, Paul Abrams, Christopher Harding
The diagnosis of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in the male is dependent on measurements of pressure and flow made during urodynamic studies. The procedure of urodynamics and the indices used to delineate BOO are well standardized largely as a result of the work of the International Continence Society. The clinical utility of the diagnosis of BOO is however, less well defined and there are several shortcomings and gaps in the currently available medical literature. Consequently the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society (ICI-RS) held a think tank session in 2015 entitled "Male bladder outlet obstruction: Time to re-evaluate the definition and reconsider our diagnostic pathway?" This manuscript details the discussions that took place within that think tank setting out the pros and cons of the current definition of BOO and exploring alternative clinical tests (alone or in combination) which may be useful in the future investigation of male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444705/under-what-circumstances-should-stress-incontinence-surgery-be-performed-at-the-same-time-as-prolapse-surgery-ici-rs-2015
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REVIEW
Vik Khullar, Ralf Anding, Dudley Robinson, David Castro-Diaz, Roger Dmochowski, Linda Cardozo
AIMS: An International Consultation on Incontinence-Research Society (ICI-RS) Think Tank in 2015 discussed and evaluated the evidence of when stress incontinence surgery should be performed with prolapse surgery and highlighted evidence gaps, with the aim of recommending further clinical and research proposals. METHODS: A review of the literature assessing randomized studies where women with vaginal prolapse have been randomized to vaginal prolapse surgery with or without continence surgery were evaluated...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444695/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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REVIEW
Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443721/evaluation-of-surgical-outcomes-with-photoselective-greenlight-xps-laser-vaporization-of-the-prostate-in-high-medical-risk-men-with-benign-prostatic-enlargement-a-multicenter-study
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Emad Sabri Rajih, Côme Tholomier, Pierre-Alain Hueber, Abdullah M Alenizi, Roger Valdivieso, Mounsif Azizi, Ricardo R Gonzalez, Greg Eure, Lewis Kriteman, Mahmood A Hai, Kevin Christopher Zorn
Objective To evaluate the safety and short-term outcomes of photoselective vaporization of the prostate using GreenLight XPSTM in treatment of high medical risk men. Methods A multicenter retrospective analysis of 941 men who underwent photoselective vaporization of the prostate between August 2010 and August 2014 was performed. Patients were considered high medical risk if they had an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status score ≥ 3. Postoperative adverse events, unexpected postoperative medical provider visits after intervention, and functional urinary outcomes were examined...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443565/influenza-and-pneumonia-vaccination-rates-and-factors-affecting-vaccination-among-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#10
Ülkü Aka Aktürk, Aslı Görek Dilektaşlı, Aysun Şengül, Banu Musaffa Salepçi, Nuray Oktay, Mustafa Düger, Hale Arık Taşyıkan, Nagihan Durmuş Koçak
BACKGROUND: Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations are recommended in COPD patients to decrease associated risks at all stages. Although the prevalence of COPD is high in our country, as previously reported vaccination rates are low. AIMS: To assess the vaccination rates of COPD patients and factors that may affect these. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-center cross-sectional study. RESULTS: The average age of the 296 included patients was 66...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443484/manual-aspiration-thrombectomy-with-a-penumbra-catheter-for-acute-anterior-cerebral-artery-occlusion
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Gyung Ho Chung, Hyo Sung Kwak, Jung Soo Park, Jong Myong Lee
Purpose The purpose of this article is to assess the efficacy and safety of manual aspiration thrombectomy (MAT) using a Penumbra catheter in patients with anterior cerebral artery (ACA) occlusions. Materials and methods From January 2012 to March 2016, 16 patients underwent MAT with Penumbra catheters using a proximal and distal supporting technique to treat ACA occlusions. We evaluated immediate angiographic results and clinical outcomes by reviewing patient electrical medical records. Results Of these patients, 11 had a complete obstruction of the distal internal carotid artery (ICA) and five had ACA and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443144/modern-day-prostate-cancer-is-not-meaningfully-associated-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-analysis-of-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort
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Amar Bhindi, Bimal Bhindi, Girish S Kulkarni, Robert J Hamilton, Ants Toi, Theodorus H van der Kwast, Andrew Evans, Alexandre R Zlotta, Antonio Finelli, Neil E Fleshner
INTRODUCTION: We sought to determine if prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with worse lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) than matched benign prostates, with attention to cancer characteristics, in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: Using a single-institution database (January 1, 2009-June 30, 2013), men diagnosed with PCa on biopsy and controls with negative biopsies were matched 1:1 on age, prostate volume, and a propensity score predicting the probability of PCa diagnosis...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443057/cognitive-constructivist-approach-in-medical-settings-the-use-of-personal-meaning-questionnaire-for-neurological-patients-personality-investigation
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Barbara Poletti, Laura Carelli, Annalisa Lafronza, Federica Solca, Andrea Faini, Andrea Ciammola, Monica Grobberio, Vanessa Raimondi, Rita Pezzati, Rita B Ardito, Vincenzo Silani
Objective: The cognitive-constructivist psychotherapy approach considers the self as a continuous regulation process between present and past experience, in which attributions of meaning is characterized by the use of internal rules. In this conception, everyone would be driven by a specific inner coherence called Personal Meaning Organization (PMO). Such approach has never been applied to neurological patients by means of ad hoc developed tools. We performed an explorative study aimed to characterize personality styles in different neurological conditions within the theoretical framework of cognitive-constructivist model...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442693/ab-interno-schlemm-s-canal-surgery
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Brian A Francis, Handan Akil, Benjamin B Bert
In primary open-angle glaucoma, the site of greatest resistance to aqueous outflow is thought to be the trabecular meshwork (TM) and inner wall of Schlemm's canal. Augmentation of the conventional (trabecular) outflow pathway can facilitate physiologic outflow and subsequently lower intraocular pressure. The most recent approach to enhancing the conventional outflow pathway is via an internal approach to the TM and Schlemm's canal. Ab interno Schlemm's canal surgery includes 4 novel surgical approaches: (1) removal of the TM and inner wall of Schlemm's canal by an internal approach (ab interno trabeculectomy), (2) implantation of a microstent to bypass the TM, (3) disruption of the TM and inner wall of Schlemm's canal via an internal approach (ab interno trabeculotomy), and (4) dilation of Schlemm's canal via an internal approach (ab interno canaloplasty)...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
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/28442609/speaking-up-about-traditional-and-professionalism-related-patient-safety-threats-a-national-survey-of-interns-and-residents
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William Martinez, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Eric J Thomas, Jason M Etchegaray, Julia T Shelburne, Gerald B Hickson, Donald W Brady, Anneliese M Schleyer, Jennifer A Best, Natalie B May, Sigall K Bell
BACKGROUND: Open communication between healthcare professionals about care concerns, also known as 'speaking up', is essential to patient safety. OBJECTIVE: Compare interns' and residents' experiences, attitudes and factors associated with speaking up about traditional versus professionalism-related safety threats. DESIGN: Anonymous, cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Six US academic medical centres, 2013-2014. PARTICIPANTS: 1800 medical and surgical interns and residents (47% responded)...
April 25, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442181/hospitalizations-for-mitochondrial-disease-across-the-lifespan-in-the-u-s
#17
Shana E McCormack, Rui Xiao, Todd J Kilbaugh, Michael Karlsson, Rebecca D Ganetzky, Zarazuela Zolkipli Cunningham, Amy Goldstein, Marni J Falk, Scott M Damrauer
IMPORTANCE: Mitochondrial disease is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. Although children with mitochondrial disease often have severe, life-limiting illnesses, many survive into adulthood. There is, however, limited information about the impact of mitochondrial disease on healthcare utilization in the U.S. across the lifespan. OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of inpatient hospitalizations related to mitochondrial disease in the U.S., to identify patient-level clinical factors associated with in-hospital mortality, and to estimate the burden of hospitalizations on individual patients...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442072/predictive-equations-for-maximal-respiratory-pressures-of-children-aged-7-10
#18
George J da Rosa, André M Morcillo, Maíra S de Assumpção, Camila I S Schivinski
BACKGROUND: Measurements of respiratory muscle strength are widely used for assessment in children; however, clearly defined predictive equations for the Brazilian pediatric population have yet to be established. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prediction equations for maximal respiratory pressures in healthy children. METHOD: Cross-sectional observational study with normal-weight students aged 7-10 years (n=399, 198 boys) with health attested by the (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) questionnaire and medical history...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442022/general-practice-registrars-intentions-for-future-practice-implications-for-rural-medical-workforce-planning
#19
Catherine Harding, Alexa Seal, Joe McGirr, Tim Caton
The models of practice that general practice registrars (GPRs) envisage undertaking will affect workforce supply. The aim of this research was to determine practice intentions of current GPRs in a regional general practice training program (Coast City Country General Practice Training). Questionnaires were circulated to 220 GPRs undertaking general practice placements to determine characteristics of ideal practice models and intentions for future practice. Responses were received for 99 participants (45%). Current GPRs intend to work an average of less than eight half-day sessions/week, with male participants intending to work more hours (t(91)=3...
November 2016: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441828/-clinical-analysis-of-seven-cases-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors-in-children
#20
D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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