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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228098/anti-obesity-effect-of-ethanolic-extract-from-cosmos-caudatus-kunth-leaf-in-lean-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Hafeedza Abdul Rahman, Najla Gooda Sahib, Nazamid Saari, Faridah Abas, Amin Ismail, Muhammad Waseem Mumtaz, Azizah Abdul Hamid
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major health concern both in developed and developing countries. The use of herbal medicines became the subject of interest for the management of obesity due to its natural origin, cost effectiveness and minimal side effects. The present study aimed at investigating anti-obesity potential of ethanolic extract from Cosmos caudatus Kunth leaf (EECCL). METHODS: In this study, the rats were randomly divided into six groups i.e., (1) Normal Diet (ND); (2) Normal Diet and 175 mg/kgBW of EECCL (ND + 175 mg/kgBW); (3) Normal Diet and 350 mg/kgBW of EECCL (ND + 350 mg/kgBW); (4) High Fat Diet (HFD); (5) High Fat Diet and 175 mg/kgBW of EECCL (HFD + 175 mg/kgBW); (6) High Fat Diet and 350 mg/kgBW of EECCL (HFD + 350 mg/kgBW)...
February 22, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214525/-is-there-an-optimal-diet-for-weight-management-and-metabolic-health
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George Thom, Mike Lean
Individuals can lose body weight and improve health status on a wide range of energy (calorie) restricted dietary interventions. In this paper, we have reviewed the effectiveness of the most commonly utilized diets, including low-fat, low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean approaches in addition to commercial slimming programmes, meal replacements and newly-popularized intermittent fasting diets. We also consider the role of artificial sweeteners in weight management. Low-fat diets tend to improve LDL-cholesterol most, whilst lower-carbohydrate diets may preferentially improve triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol, however differences between diets are marginal...
February 15, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205271/lean-six-sigma-methodologies-improve-clinical-laboratory-efficiency-and-reduce-turnaround-times
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Tamer C Inal, Ozlem Goruroglu Ozturk, Filiz Kibar, Salih Cetiner, Selcuk Matyar, Gulcin Daglioglu, Akgun Yaman
BACKGROUND: Organizing work flow is a major task of laboratory management. Recently, clinical laboratories have started to adopt methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and some successful implementations have been reported. This study used Lean Six Sigma to simplify the laboratory work process and decrease the turnaround time by eliminating non-value-adding steps. METHODS: The five-stage Six Sigma system known as define, measure, analyze, improve, and control (DMAIC) is used to identify and solve problems...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194159/role-of-ucp1-gene-variants-in-interethnic-differences-in-the-development-of-cardio-metabolic-diseases
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Andreas D Flouris, Yulii V Shidlovskii, Alexander V Shaposhnikov, Levon Yepiskoposyan, Liliya Nadolnik, Lidia Karabon, Anna Kowalska, Andres E Carrillo, George S Metsios, Paraskevi Sakellariou
Cardio-metabolic diseases (CMDs) comprise a cluster of risk factors that contribute to chronic pathological conditions with adverse consequences for cardiovascular function and metabolic processes. A wide range of CMD prevalence rates among different ethnic groups has been documented. In view of accumulated evidence, there is a trend toward increasing CMD prevalence rates in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Numerous studies have revealed an association between uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) gene variants and CMDs...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178975/evaluation-of-dogs-with-genetic-hyperuricosuria-and-urate-urolithiasis-consuming-a-purine-restricted-diet-a-pilot-study
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Jodi L Westropp, Jennifer A Larsen, Eric G Johnson, Dannika Bannasch, Andrea J Fascetti, Vincent Biourge, Yann Queau
BACKGROUND: Urate urolithiasis is a common problem in breed homozygous for the mutation that results in hyperuricosuria. Low purine diets have been recommended to reduce purine intake in these dogs. METHODS: A higher protein, purine restricted diet with water added was evaluated in dogs with genetic hyperuricosuria and a history of clinical urate urolithiasis over a one year time period. Dogs were evaluated at baseline and 2, 6, and 12 months after initiating the test diet...
February 8, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152757/lung-cancer-diagnosis-transformation-aligning-the-people-processes-and-technology-sides-of-the-learning-system
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Donna E Maziak, Jason R Pantarotto, Jennifer Smylie, Leanne Taylor, Thomas Timlin, Tiziana Cacciotti, Patrick James Villeneuve, Carole Dennie, Chantal Bornais, Jose Aquino, Paul Wheatley-Price, David J Stewart
: 50 Background: The Ottawa Hospital, serving a population of 1.2 million across a large geographic area, redesigned its regional lung cancer diagnosis and patient intake process using a systems approach. Although having a strong record of excellent coordinated care, recent challenges had created strains on delivery metrics. Prior to the implementation of the project (October 2014), it took patients a range of 15 - 225 days to get from a referral with a suspicion of lung cancer to initial treatment, with a 90(th) percentile of 117 days...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152722/integrating-lean-six-sigma-in-the-daily-operations-of-an-icu-to-achieve-safe-quality-patient-care
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Jacqueline Magurn, Joanne McGovern, Michelle Jetter, Sarah Beadling, Dorothy Gregoire
: 230 Background: Developing and maintaining a culture of safety and quality in delivering patient care is critical in the intensive care unit (ICU) especially an oncology ICU. Incorporating the Lean Six Sigma program into daily operations of the ICU achieves, simplifies, and sustains continuous improvement in the delivery of safe quality patient care. This program engages the ICU team through visual management of quality, safety, and budget indicators including medication scanning, falls, sharps exposure, infection prevention including blood stream, catheter, hospital and ventilator acquired pneumonias, venous embolism prevention, and staffing compliance...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149695/validation-of-ultrasonographic-muscle-thickness-measurements-as-compared-to-the-gold-standard-of-computed-tomography-in-dogs
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Lindsey E Bullen, Maria G Evola, Emily H Griffith, Gabriela S Seiler, Korinn E Saker
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to quantitatively evaluate the validity of ultrasonographic (US) muscle measurements as compared to the gold standard of computed tomography (CT) in the canine. DESIGN: This was a prospective study. POPULATION: Twenty-five, client-owned dogs scheduled for CT as part of a diagnostic work-up for the management of their primary disease process were included. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specific appendicular (cubital flexors and extensors, coxofemoral flexors and extensors) and axial (temporalis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, lumbar epaxials) muscle groups were selected for quantitative measure based on CT planning and patient position...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141959/plasma-l-carnitine-levels-of-obese-and-non-obese-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients
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Fatih Celik, Mesut Kose, Mehmet Yilmazer, Gülengül N Köken, Dagistan Tolga Arioz, Mine Kanat Pektas
It is well-known that plasma L-carnitine concentrations are significantly decreased in obese individuals. A study showed that L-carnitine concentrations are significantly lower in lean PCOS patients than in lean healthy women. Thus, it has been suggested that lowered L-carnitine is associated with PCOS. This study also showed that the women with PCOS had significantly lower L-carnitine levels than those of the healthy controls. In addition, this study hypothesised that low L-carnitine levels in PCOS patients were associated with obesity and/or insulin resistance...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138389/the-impact-of-changes-in-intensive-care-organization-on-patient-outcome-and-cost-effectiveness-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Alexander F van der Sluijs, Eline R van Slobbe-Bijlsma, Stephen E Chick, Margreeth B Vroom, Dave A Dongelmans, Alexander P J Vlaar
The mortality rate of critically ill patients is high and the cost of the intensive (ICU) department is among the highest within the health-care industry. The cost will continue to increase because of the aging population in the western world. In the present review, we will discuss the impact of changes in ICU department organization on patient outcome and cost-effectiveness. The general perception that drug and treatment discoveries are the main drivers behind improved patient outcome within the health-care industry is in general not true...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122658/randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-analysis-of-an-internet-based-weight-management-programme-power-positive-online-weight-reduction
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Paul Little, Beth Stuart, Fd Richard Hobbs, Jo Kelly, Emily R Smith, Katherine J Bradbury, Stephanie Hughes, Peter Wf Smith, Michael V Moore, Mike Ej Lean, Barrie M Margetts, Christopher D Byrne, Simon Griffin, Mina Davoudianfar, Julie Hooper, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, James Raftery, Lucy Yardley
BACKGROUND: Behavioural counselling with intensive follow-up for obesity is effective, but in resource-constrained primary care settings briefer approaches are needed. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-based behavioural intervention with regular face-to-face or remote support in primary care, compared with brief advice. DESIGN: Individually randomised three-arm parallel trial with health economic evaluation and nested qualitative interviews...
January 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117386/lifestyle-guidelines-for-managing-adverse-effects-on-bone-health-and-body-composition-in-men-treated-with-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-an-update
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REVIEW
P J Owen, R M Daly, P M Livingston, S F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Men treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer are prone to multiple treatment-induced adverse effects, particularly with regard to a deterioration in bone health and altered body composition including decreased lean tissue mass and increased fat mass. These alterations may partially explain the marked increased risk in osteoporosis, falls, fracture and cardiometabolic risk that has been observed in this population. METHODS: A review was conducted that assessed standard clinical guidelines for the management of ADT-induced adverse effects on bone health and body composition in men with prostate cancer...
January 24, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103987/-four-awareness-of-clinical-lean-management
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L Z Xiong, C F Zhang
Along with changes of medical model, hospitals need to provide best outcome with lowest cost and best patient's experience rather than merely medical treatments. It is the cultivation of lean awareness to the doctors that could acquire such outcome. The healthcare lean awareness can be summarized as responsibility awareness, digitalized awareness, detail awareness, and outstanding awareness. Through the cultivation of lean awareness, humanism can immerse into the doctors'practice, which is conducive to train for the great masters of the medicine...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099059/family-physician-readiness-for-value-based-payments-does-ownership-status-matter
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Heidy Robertson-Cooper, Bradley Neaderhiser, Laura E Happe, Roy A Beveridge
Value-based payments are rapidly replacing fee-for-service arrangements, necessitating advancements in physician practice capabilities and functions. The objective of this study was to examine potential differences among family physicians who are owners versus employed with respect to their readiness for value-based payment models. The authors surveyed more than 550 family physicians from the American Academy of Family Physician's membership; nearly 75% had made changes to participate in value-based payments...
January 18, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094194/mabp1-as-a-novel-antibody-treatment-for-advanced-colorectal-cancer-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-study
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Tamas Hickish, Thierry Andre, Lucjan Wyrwicz, Mark Saunders, Tomasz Sarosiek, Judit Kocsis, Radim Nemecek, Wojciech Rogowski, Krzysztof Lesniewski-Kmak, Lubos Petruzelka, Ron N Apte, Prasant Mohanty, Michael Stecher, John Simard, Aimery de Gramont
BACKGROUND: MABp1, an antibody that targets interleukin 1α, has been associated with antitumour activity and relief of debilitating symptoms in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. We sought to establish the effect of MABp1 with a new primary endpoint in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. METHODS: Eligible patients for the double-blind phase of this ongoing, placebo-controlled, randomised, phase 3 trial, had metastatic or unresectable disease, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status score 1 or 2, systemic inflammation, weight loss, and other disease-related morbidities associated with poor prognosis, and were refractory to oxaliplatin and irinotecan...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090619/the-evolving-approach-to-management-of-cancer-cachexia
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REVIEW
Rony Dev, Angelique Wong, David Hui, Eduardo Bruera
Weight loss is distressing to cancer patients and caregivers. Anorexia/cachexia syndrome is characterized by lipolysis and the loss of lean body mass, and is not reversible by increasing caloric intake. The pathophysiology of cancer cachexia is complex and includes symptoms that impact caloric intake, as well as chronic inflammation, hypermetabolism, and hormonal alterations. Cancer patients require routine screening for cachexia and, ideally, interventions should be initiated in the early stages of weight loss...
January 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079301/case-study-for-lean-management-in-the-public-sector-improving-combination-product-review-at-the-food-drug-administration
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Michael J Rappel, Nina L Hunter, April I Alexandrow, Kyle O Hair, Rachel E Sherman, Robert M Califf
Therapeutics known as combination products because they combine drug, device, and/or biologic elements can offer important advantages relative to single-modality products. However, regulatory policy in this arena has lagged relative to increases in product submissions and complexity of these products. In this article, we describe how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) applied Lean management methods to improve and streamline the process by which different FDA Centers and Offices coordinate review of combination products...
January 12, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063837/leveraging-lean-principles-in-creating-a-comprehensive-quality-program-the-ucla-health-readmission-reduction-initiative
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Nasim Afsar-Manesh, Sarah Lonowski, Aram A Namavar
INTRODUCTION: UCLA Health embarked to transform care by integrating lean methodology in a key clinical project, Readmission Reduction Initiative (RRI). METHODS: The first step focused on assembling a leadership team to articulate system-wide priorities for quality improvement. The lean principle of creating a culture of change and accountability was established by: 1) engaging stakeholders, 2) managing the process with performance accountability, and, 3) delivering patient-centered care...
January 4, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048698/tu-fg-bra-02-assure-the-quality-of-treatment-planning-when-time-is-constrained
#19
J Chang
Optimizing Radiation Therapy Process The radiotherapy (RT) process has evolved over the years with innovations in CT and MR simulations, treatment planning, and treatment delivery. Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) has been widely adopted for patient setup, leading to margin reduction and isocenter repositioning after simulation. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) have gradually become the standard of care for many treatment sites, which demand a higher throughput for the simulation/plan/treatment even if the number of treatments per day remains the same...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047314/tu-fg-bra-00-optimizing-the-treatment-planning-process
#20
Wenzheng Feng
Optimizing Radiation Therapy Process The radiotherapy (RT) process has evolved over the years with innovations in CT and MR simulations, treatment planning, and treatment delivery. Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) has been widely adopted for patient setup, leading to margin reduction and isocenter repositioning after simulation. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) have gradually become the standard of care for many treatment sites, which demand a higher throughput for the simulation/plan/treatment even if the number of treatments per day remains the same...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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