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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351496/implementation-of-a-prehospital-protocol-change-for-asthmatic-children
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Anriada Nassif, Daniel G Ostermayer, Kim B Hoang, Mary K Claiborne, Elizabeth A Camp, Manish I Shah
BACKGROUND: Respiratory distress due to asthma is a common reason for pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) transports. Timely initiation of asthma treatment, including glucocorticoids, improves hospital outcomes. The impact of EMS-administered glucocorticoids on hospital-based outcomes for pediatric asthma patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of an evidence-based pediatric EMS asthma protocol update, inclusive of oral glucocorticoid administration, on time to hospital discharge...
January 19, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351313/effectiveness-and-safety-of-early-medication-abortion-provided-in-pharmacies-by-auxiliary-nurse-midwives-a-non-inferiority-study-in-nepal
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Corinne H Rocca, Mahesh Puri, Prabhakar Shrestha, Maya Blum, Dev Maharjan, Daniel Grossman, Kiran Regmi, Philip D Darney, Cynthia C Harper
BACKGROUND: Expanding access to medication abortion through pharmacies is a promising avenue to reach women with safe and convenient care, yet no pharmacy provision interventions have been evaluated. This observational non-inferiority study investigated the effectiveness and safety of mifepristone-misoprostol medication abortion provided at pharmacies, compared to government-certified public health facilities, by trained auxiliary nurse-midwives in Nepal. METHODS: Auxiliary nurse-midwives were trained to provide medication abortion through twelve pharmacies and public facilities as part of a demonstration project in two districts...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351034/postoperative-complications-following-lefort-1-maxillary-advancement-surgery-in-cleft-palate-patients-a-5-year-retrospective-study
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Isabelle Moran, Satnam Virdee, Ian Sharp, Jagdeep Sulh
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the postoperative complication rates of LeFort 1 maxillary advancement surgery in cleft patients when performed by a single surgeon over a 5-year period. DESIGN: A retrospective case note review of 79 cleft palate patients. SETTING: All surgery was performed by a single oral and maxillofacial surgeon in a tertiary care center. PARTICIPANTS: All cleft palate patients over 17 years of age who opted for surgical correction of maxillary hypoplasia with a LeFort 1 between 2010 and 2015...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351033/closing-the-loop-on-centralization-of-cleft-care-in-the-united-kingdom
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Andrew R Ness, Andrew R Wills, Andrea Waylen, Jackie Smallridge, Amanda J Hall, Debbie Sell, Jonathan R Sandy
OBJECTIVE: We highlight a major study that investigated the impact of reconfigured cleft care in the United Kingdom some 15 years after centralization. We argue that centralization as an intervention has a major impact on outcomes. SETTING: Audit clinics held in Cleft Centers in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Five-year-olds born between April 1, 2005, and March 31, 2007, with nonsyndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate. INTERVENTIONS: Centralization of cleft care...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350325/evaluation-and-management-of-rotator-cuff-tears-a-primary-care-perspective
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Ross Mathiasen, Christopher Hogrefe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a primary care perspective regarding the evaluation and management of shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears. RECENT FINDINGS: In the primary care setting, rotator cuff pathology is commonly encountered. Information regarding the risks of oral medications for the management of the associated pain keeps mounting. Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears remain difficult to diagnose with a single imaging modality. Musculoskeletal education in medical schools and non-orthopaedic residency and fellowship training programs continues to be an area for additional improvement...
January 19, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350322/do-telehealth-interventions-improve-oral-anticoagulation-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Munil Lee, Mei Wang, Jiayu Liu, Anne Holbrook
The benefits and harms of telehealth interventions compared to usual care for oral anticoagulation management are unclear. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess their impact on clinically important outcomes. A search was conducted through MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL databases, and the retrieved citations were independently screened and extracted by two review authors. Cochrane Collaboration-recommended tools were used to assess for risk of bias. Co-primary outcomes were major bleeding and major thromboembolic events...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349351/the-relationship-between-subjective-oral-health-and-dental-fear-in-korean-adolescents
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Young-Soon Won, Youn-Soo Shim, So-Youn An
Background: This study is aimed to evaluate the level of fear and to reduce the overall fear, thereby enabling patients to receive treatment via timely visits. Methods: In a survey conducted by 460 South Korean middle school students, we used 453 data that faithfully responded to the survey. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to investigate the factors influencing subjective oral health and dental fear. The significance level used for statistical significance was α = 0...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348711/efficacy-of-empirical-therapy-with-combined-ciprofloxacin-versus-topical-drops-alone-in-patients-with-tubotympanic-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Maisam Abbas Onali, Syeda Beenish Bareeqa, Sadaf Zia, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Asneha Owais, Ahmad Nawaz Ahmad
Background: One of the prevailing otologic infections in our country is chronic suppurative otitis media, especially the tubotympanic type for which various treatment protocols are followed. Usually, oral and topical antibiotics (mainly quinolones) are given alone or in combination. There is a lack of consensus as to whether topical drops alone are effective or a combined oral and systemic therapy should be prescribed. In our study, we have attempted to observe the efficacy of empirical therapy with combined ciprofloxacin versus topical drops only in patients with tubotympanic chronic suppurative otitis media for control of infection...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347931/attitudes-towards-tooth-fillings-in-tanzanian-adults-and-its-association-with-previous-filling-experience
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Kasusu K Nyamuryekung'e, Satu M Lahti, Risto J Tuominen
BACKGROUND: Tooth filling treatment is utilized at low levels in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), further, little is known about the prevailing attitudes towards such treatment. This study aimed to assess attitudes towards tooth filling among Tanzanian adults and how previous tooth filling experience is associated with these attitudes. METHODS: A pretested structured questionnaire was distributed among 1522 out-patients in four regional hospitals in Tanzania in 2015-16...
January 18, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346340/disparities-in-preconception-health-indicators-%C3%A2-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-2013-2015-and-pregnancy-risk-assessment-monitoring-system-2013-2014
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Cheryl Robbins, Sheree L Boulet, Isabel Morgan, Denise V D'Angelo, Lauren B Zapata, Brian Morrow, Andrea Sharma, Charlan D Kroelinger
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Preconception health is a broad term that encompasses the overall health of nonpregnant women during their reproductive years (defined here as aged 18-44 years). Improvement of both birth outcomes and the woman's health occurs when preconception health is optimized. Improving preconception health before and between pregnancies is critical for reducing maternal and infant mortality and pregnancy-related complications. The National Preconception Health and Health Care Initiative's Surveillance and Research work group suggests ten prioritized indicators that states can use to monitor programs or activities for improving the preconception health status of women of reproductive age...
January 19, 2018: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346050/diagnosis-and-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-harpy-eagle-harpia-harpyja-with-suspected-fenbendazole-toxicosis
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Grayson A Doss, Christoph Mans, Laura Johnson, Marie E Pinkerton, Robert J Hardie, Kurt K Sladky
CASE DESCRIPTION A 14-year-old 4.1-kg (9.02-lb) male harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) was evaluated because of vomiting, anorexia, lethargy, and weight loss (decrease of 0.35 kg [0.77 lb]) of 4 weeks' duration. The bird had previously been treated orally with fenbendazole after the initial onset of clinical signs. CLINICAL FINDINGS An initial CBC revealed marked heteropenia and anemia, but whole-body contrast-enhanced CT images and other diagnostic test findings were unremarkable. Clinical signs persisted, and additional diagnostic testing failed to reveal the cause...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345587/is-there-a-role-for-oral-triple-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-without-atrial-fibrillation
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Nikolaos Spinthakis, Mohamed Farag, Zaki Akhtar, Diana Adrienne Gorog
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, despite treatment with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), have up to 10% risk of recurrent major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in the short term. METHODS: Here we review studies using more potent antithrombotic agent combinations to reduce this risk, namely triple therapy (TT) with the addition of an oral anticoagulant, PAR-1 antagonist, or cilostazol to DAPT (mainly aspirin and clopidogrel), and discuss the limitations of trials to date...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345017/effects-of-nutritional-support-on-short-term-clinical-outcomes-and-immune-response-in-unresectable-locally-advanced-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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F Chen, J Fang, H Wang, T Song, W Zhu, M Wu, Y Wu
This retrospective study investigated the efficiency of nutritional support in unresectable locally advanced oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (LAOSCC) patients who received concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) based on 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin. In the routine care group, 63 patients served as historical controls and received nutrition support in a reactive manner. In addition, 57 patients in the nutritional support group received timely diet counselling, oral nutritional supplements, enteral nutrition and/or parenteral nutrition during CCRT...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343871/-ulysses-contract-in-psychiatry
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Andrea Daverio, Gioia Piazzi, Anna Saya
Over the last twenty years we have witnessed a growing focus on the rights of the ill people. The debate on informed consent and a new redefinition of the therapeutic relationship is constantly evolving. With this article, we propose a critical literature review of the so-called "Ulysses contract" or "psychiatric advance directives". It refers to the will that a subject expresses in writing, or orally, about the treatments he or she wishes or does not wish to be subject to if the time comes when it may be impossible to express his/her consent...
November 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343167/a-cluster-randomised-feasibility-trial-of-clinically-assisted-hydration-in-cancer-patients-in-the-last-days-of-life
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Andrew N Davies, Melanie Waghorn, Katherine Webber, Sigurd Johnsen, Jeewaka Mendis, Julia Boyle
BACKGROUND: The provision of clinically assisted hydration at the end-of-life is one of the most contentious issues in medicine. AIM: The aim of this feasibility study was to answer the question 'can a definitive (adequately powered) study be done?' DESIGN: The study was a cluster randomised trial, with sites randomised on a one-to-one basis to intervention 'A' (regular mouth care and usual other care) or intervention 'B' (clinically assisted hydration, mouth care and usual other care)...
January 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342861/rational-management-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Ole Haagen Nielsen, Christoffer Soendergaard, Malene Elbaek Vikner, Günter Weiss
Anaemia is the most frequent, though often neglected, comorbidity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we want to briefly present (1) the burden of anaemia in IBD, (2) its pathophysiology, which mostly arises from bleeding-associated iron deficiency, followed by (3) diagnostic evaluation of anaemia, (4) a balanced overview of the different modes of iron replacement therapy, (5) evidence for their therapeutic efficacy and subsequently, (6) an updated recommendation for the practical management of anaemia in IBD...
January 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342459/risk-factors-and-clinical-features-in-cashew-nut-oral-food-challenges
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Takashi Inoue, Kiyotake Ogura, Kyohei Takahashi, Makoto Nishino, Tomoyuki Asaumi, Noriyuki Yanagida, Sakura Sato, Motohiro Ebisawa
BACKGROUND: Cashew nuts (CN) are capable of causing severe allergic reactions. However, little has been reported about the details of CN oral food challenges (OFC). METHODS: CN-specific IgE (sIgE) levels were measured for 1 year in 66 patients who underwent an OFC with >3 g CN for diagnosis or confirmation of tolerance acquisition between June 2006 and August 2014. We retrospectively analyzed the OFC and patient background. RESULTS: The median (IQR) age of the 66 patients (48 boys/men and 18 girls/women) was 7...
January 18, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342438/vitreoretinal-complications-and-outcomes-in-92-eyes-undergoing-surgery-for-modified-osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis-a-10-year-review
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Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Vishvesh Agarwal, Sridevi Nair, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal
PURPOSE: To analyze vitreoretinal (VR) complications and treatment outcomes in eyes undergoing modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent modified OOKP (mOOKP) surgery at a tertiary eye-care center from March 2003 to February 2013 were included. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for relevant medical history, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp examination, ultrasound scan, oral examination findings, and VR complications...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342371/global-regional-and-country-level-economic-impacts-of-dental-diseases-in-2015
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A J Righolt, M Jevdjevic, W Marcenes, S Listl
Up-to-date information about the economic impact of dental diseases is essential for health care decision makers when seeking to make rational use of available resources. The purpose of this study was to provide up-to-date estimates for dental expenditures (direct costs) and productivity losses (indirect costs) due to dental diseases on the global, regional, and country level. Direct costs of dental diseases were estimated using a previously established systematic approach; indirect costs were estimated using an approach developed by the World Health Organization Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and factoring in 2015 values for gross domestic product and disability-adjusted life years from the Global Burden of Disease Study...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341890/periodontal-diseases-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-is-there-a-role-for-vitamin-d
#20
REVIEW
Anne Marie Uwitonze, Peace Uwambaye, Moses Isyagi, Chrispinus H Mumena, Alice Hudder, Afrozul Haq, Kamrun Nessa, Mohammed S Razzaque
Studies have shown a relationship between maternal periodontal diseases (PDs) and premature delivery. PDs are commonly encountered oral diseases which cause progressive damage to the periodontal ligament and alveolar bones, leading to loss of teeth and oral disabilities. PDs also adversely affect general health by worsening cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Moreover, maternal PDs are thought to be related to increasing the frequency of preterm-birth with low birth weight (PBLBW) new-borns. Prematurity and immaturity are the leading causes of prenatal and infant mortality and is a major public health problem around the world...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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