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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150191/-big-data-generalities-and-integration-in-radiotherapy
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C Le Fèvre, L Poty, G Noël
The many advances in data collection computing systems (data collection, database, storage), diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities are responsible for an increase and a diversification of available data. Big data offers the capacities, in the field of health, to accelerate the discoveries and to optimize the management of patients by combining a large volume of data and the creation of therapeutic models. In radiotherapy, the development of big data is attractive because data are very numerous et heterogeneous (demographics, radiomics, genomics, radiogenomics, etc...
November 14, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149429/population-analysis-of-predictors-of-difficult-intubation-with-direct-laryngoscopy-in-pediatric-patients-with-and-without-thyroid-disease
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Aalap C Shah, William C K Ng, Sean Sinnott, Joseph P Cravero
PURPOSE: There are no data on the prevalence and predictors of difficult intubation (DI) in pediatric patients with thyroid disease. This study (1) assesses the prevalence of DI in patients with thyroid disease undergoing elective operations, (2) identifies other predictors of DI in children, and (3) evaluates the effect of DI on postoperative care and length-of-stay. METHODS: A single-center retrospective cohort analysis of procedures in patients assigned with an ICD-9 code for thyroid disease between June 2012 and February 2016...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149246/asian-cleft-rhinoplasty-the-open-structural-approach
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Chin-Ho Wong, Rollin K Daniel, Seng-Teik Lee
Background: Asian cleft rhinoplasty is a unique procedure with specific challenges. Objectives: This paper presents our experience with the use of an open structural technique for Asian cleft rhinoplasty utilizing a complete autologous approach. Methods: An open approach that reconstructs the malpositioned nasal cartilage was utilized. Centrally, the septocolumella graft fixed securely in the midline with extender spreader grafts was utilized to project and lengthen the nose...
November 15, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148115/the-actionability-of-exome-sequencing-testing-results
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Tanya Stivers, Stefan Timmermans
Genomic tests such as exome sequencing have recently become an option for diagnosing patients. The tests allow clinical geneticists to sequence the majority of patients' disease causing genetic variants. As a new technology, exome sequencing confronts the question of what the benefit is of this increased genetic information. Against a narrow perspective of clinical utility that emphasises tangible improvements in a patient's disease management, professional organisations have argued that genomic sequencing should be considered beneficial if it helps families and society...
November 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148019/a-prospective-randomised-comparison-of-2-skin-closure-techniques-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-surgery
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Min Rui, Xin Zheng, Shao-Song Sun, Cheng-Yu Li, Xing-Chen Zhang, Kai-Jin Guo, Feng-Chao Zhao, Yong Pang
INTRODUCTION: As an essential step of total hip arthroplasty (THA), an effective and secure skin closure technique after primary THA is important. Metallic staples closure and subcuticular suture are the 2 common techniques for skin closure. However, which closure technique is the optimal skin-closure method remains unclear. The purpose of this prospective randomised clinical study was to compare the clinical outcomes and costs between staples and subcuticular suture techniques. METHODS: In this clinical study, 165 patients who underwent primary unilateral THA through a posterolateral approach from August 2014 to May 2015 were included...
November 13, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146107/cardiovascular-anatomy-in-children-with-bidirectional-glenn-anastomosis-regarding-the-transcatheter-fontan-completion
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Aleksander Sizarov, Francesca Raimondi, Damien Bonnet, Younes Boudjemline
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter stent-secured completion of total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) after surgical preparations during the Glenn anastomosis procedure has been reported, but complications from this approach have precluded its clinical acceptance. AIMS: To analyse cardiovascular morphology and dimensions in children with bidirectional Glenn anastomosis, regarding the optimal device design for transcatheter Fontan completion without special surgical "preconditionings"...
November 13, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143629/from-erasure-to-opportunity-a-qualitative-study-of-the-experiences-of-transgender-men-around-pregnancy-and-recommendations-for-providers
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Alexis Hoffkling, Juno Obedin-Maliver, Jae Sevelius
BACKGROUND: Some transgender men retain their uterus, get pregnant, and give birth. However, societal attitudes about gender have erected barriers to openly being pregnant and giving birth as a transgender man. Little research exists regarding transgender men's reproductive needs. Anecdotal observations suggest that social change and increasing empowerment of transgender men may result in increasing frequency and openness about pregnancy and birth. Specific needs around conception, pregnancy, and newborn care may arise from transphobia, exogenous testosterone exposure, or from having had (or desiring) gender-affirming surgery...
November 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139070/mobile-health-application-and-e-health-literacy-opportunities-and-concerns-for-cancer-patients-and-caregivers
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Hyunmin Kim, Joy V Goldsmith, Soham Sengupta, Asos Mahmood, M Paige Powell, Jay Bhatt, Cyril F Chang, Soumitra S Bhuyan
Health literacy is critical for cancer patients as they must understand complex procedures or treatment options. Caregivers' health literacy also plays a crucial role in caring for cancer patients. Low health literacy is associated with low adherence to medications, poor health status, and increased health care costs. There is a growing interest in the use of mobile health applications (apps) to improve health literacy. Mobile health apps can empower underserved cancer patients and their caregivers by providing features or functionalities to enhance interactive patient-provider communication and to understand medical information more readily...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138172/framework-for-building-primary-care-capacity-to-address-the-social-determinants-of-health
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Andrew D Pinto, Gary Bloch
PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Family physicians have long understood that social factors influence the health of individuals and communities; however, most primary care organizations have yet to develop the capacity to specifically address these social determinants of health (SDOH). OBJECTIVE OF PROGRAM: To support SDOH interventions and foster an organizational culture in which addressing SDOH is considered part of high-quality primary care. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: An academic family health team in Toronto, Ont, established a committee comprising a diverse group of health professionals focused on the SDOH...
November 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137959/moving-from-clinic-to-home-what-the-future-holds-for-ophthalmic-telemedicine
#10
Nancy M Holekamp
PURPOSE: To describe the expanding role of telemedicine in healthcare, the key criteria required for a successful device and program implementation, and the current and future role of home monitoring in ophthalmology. DESIGN: Expert perspective METHODS: Analysis with real-world interpretation of home monitoring technologies including current adoption barriers and expanded future demands based on demographic and market forces. RESULTS: Remote patient monitoring represents a paradigm shift in the way physicians care for patients...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136740/-the-relationship-between-core-members-individual-social-capital-and-performance-among-hiv-aids-related-community-based-organization
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X R Xu, R Chen, D N Wang, H Liang, Z Hu, X Qin
Objective: To investigate the relationship between core members' social capital and performance among HIV/AIDS-related community-based organizations (CBO). Methods: From July to December in 2015, a total of 327 core members from 212 HIV/AIDS-related CBO in 8 provinces were recruited based on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS (e.g., Yunnan, Hunan, and Sichuan are in high epidemic level; Anhui, Hubei, Shandong, and Jilin are in middle epidemic level; and Gansu is in low epidemic level) by multistage stratified cluster sampling and convenient sampling method...
November 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136017/practices-in-security-and-confidentiality-of-hiv-aids-patients-information-a-national-survey-among-staff-at-hiv-outpatient-clinics-in-vietnam
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Nguyen Khac Hai, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Podjanee Jittamala, Phan Thi Thu Huong, Jaranit Kaewkungwal
INTRODUCTION: Breach of confidentiality or invasion of privacy from the collection and use of medical records, particularly those of patients with HIV/AIDS or other diseases sensitive to stigmatization, should be prevented by all related stakeholders in healthcare settings. The main focus of this study was to assess practices regarding security and confidentiality of HIV-related information among staff at HIV outpatient clinics (HIV-OPCs) in Vietnam. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at all 312 HIV-OPCs across the country using an online survey technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134423/perioperative-respiratory-complications-current-evidence-and-strategy-discussed-in-2017-ja-symposium
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K Hirota, M Yamakage, S Hashimoto, T Asai, S Isono
Respiratory management during general anesthesia aims to safely secure the airway and maintain adequate ventilation to deliver oxygen to the vital organs, maintaining homeostasis even during surgery. Despite its clinical importance, anesthesiologists often encounter difficulties in properly managing respiration during the perioperative period, leading to severe respiratory complications. In this year's JA symposium, 5 editorial board members of Journal of Anesthesia (JA) who are experts in the field of respiratory management in anesthesia discussed the following topics: quitting smoking before surgery: exposure to passive smoke is damaging to children, ventilator-associated pneumonia, high inspiratory oxygen concentration and lung injury, aspiration pneumonia, and postoperative respiratory management strategy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132912/humanization-in-healthcare-arises-from-the-need-for-a-holistic-approach-to-illness
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C de la Fuente-Martos, M Rojas-Amezcua, M R Gómez-Espejo, P Lara-Aguayo, E Morán-Fernandez, E Aguilar-Alonso
Suffering is not only exclusive to patients or their relatives, but also to the health professionals, who feel to be at the center of the depersonalization process. Over-technification and the fact that the disease process is sometimes the only focal point of our activities, together with the ever-increasing influence of institutional power seen in recent times, all cause the health professional to be the first in demanding a change in health institution dynamics. Following initial reflection from one of the most technified medical specialties (Intensive Care Medicine), classically isolated from the rest of the Hospital and from the community, we implemented a project aimed at securing integration and empathy in our approach to patients and their relatives in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Infanta Margarita Hospital...
November 10, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132616/imperceptible-watermarking-for-security-of-fundus-images-in-tele-ophthalmology-applications-and-computer-aided-diagnosis-of-retina-diseases
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Anushikha Singh, Malay Kishore Dutta
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The authentication and integrity verification of medical images is a critical and growing issue for patients in e-health services. Accurate identification of medical images and patient verification is an essential requirement to prevent error in medical diagnosis. The proposed work presents an imperceptible watermarking system to address the security issue of medical fundus images for tele-ophthalmology applications and computer aided automated diagnosis of retinal diseases...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128470/is-it-worth-it-or-possible-to-measure-what-matters-to-patients-with-epilepsy-and-their-caregivers
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Maria Grazia Celani, Teresa Anna Cantisani, Angelo Bignamini, Sara Macone, Rossella Papetti, Luisa Baiocco
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to collect perspectives, ideas, and values of people affected by epilepsy and their carer to include them in new research in this area. DESIGN: This is a semiquantitative study analyzing needs, emotions, and medical issues emerging from focus groups with patients and carers divided in three severity levels of disease. PARTICIPANTS: The participants were 25 patients and 36 carers attending outpatients' service of tertiary epilepsy center in Umbria, Italy...
November 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127077/is-connected-health-contributing-to-a-healthier-population
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Carmen G Loiselle, Saima Ahmed
Connected health tools, including mobile phones, incorporate various functions that capture events, direct actions, and make informed decisions based on complex sources of data. Connected health, a term recently proposed by some academics and industry, refers to the development, testing, and integration of smart technology tools into health care. Through these means, connected health creates interconnectivity across various environments, profoundly changing the way we learn, self-regulate, and communicate with one another...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126909/-demographic-analysis-of-a-congenital-heart-disease-clinic-of-the-mexican-institute-of-social-security-with-special-interest-in-the-adult
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Horacio Márquez-González, Lucelli Yáñez-Gutiérrez, Jimena Lucely Rivera-May, Diana López-Gallegos, Eduardo Almeida-Gutiérrez
INTRODUCTION: Congenital heart disease (CHD) has an incidence of 8-10 cases per 1000 live births. In Mexico, there are 18,000-20,000 new cases per year. Most tertiary care centers for CHD attend only pediatric population; the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) has a clinic that attends pediatric and adult population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the demographic aspects of the CHD clinic of IMSS. METHODS: From 2011 to 2016 a cross-sectional study of the CC clinic of a third level hospital of the IMSS, including all patients with confirmed structural heart disease of recent diagnosis was carried out...
November 7, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126706/-clinical-governance-and-patient-safety-culture-in-clinical-laboratories-in-the-spanish-national-health-system
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Á Giménez-Marín, F Rivas-Ruiz
AIM: To conduct a situational analysis of patient safety culture in public laboratories in the Spanish National Health System and to determine the clinical governance variables that most strongly influence patient safety. METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out, in which a Survey of Patient Safety in Clinical Laboratories was addressed to workers in 26 participating laboratories. In this survey, which consisted of 45 items grouped into 6 areas, scores were assigned on a scale from 0 to 100 (where 0 is the lowest perception of patient safety)...
November 7, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125797/is-reduction-of-symptoms-in-eating-disorder-patients-after-1%C3%A2-year-of-treatment-related-to-attachment-security-and-mentalization
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Greet S Kuipers, Zara van Loenhout, L Andries van der Ark, Marrie H J Bekker
In a sample of 38 eating disorder (ED) patients who received psychotherapeutic treatment, changes in attachment security, and mentalization in relation to symptoms reduction were investigated. Attachment security improved in 1 year but was unrelated to improvement of ED or comorbid symptoms. Mentalization did not change significantly in 1 year. Pretreatment mentalization was negatively related to the severity of ED symptoms, trait anxiety, psycho-neuroticism, and self-injurious behavior after 1 year of treatment...
November 10, 2017: Eating Disorders
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