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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716703/bridge-to-surgery-best-practice-protocol-derived-from-early-clinical-experience-with-the-bridge-occlusion-balloon
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Bruce L Wilkoff, Charles Kennergren, Charles J Love, Steven P Kutalek, Laurence M Epstein, Roger Carrillo
A league of physicians at the Eleventh Annual Lead Management Symposium in Miami, Florida developed an expert opinion and federated agreement on a best practice protocol for Bridge™ Occlusion Balloon (Bridge) deployment for patients undergoing transvenous cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) lead extraction based on early clinical experience with the balloon. Injury to the superior vena cava (SVC) is a rare, but a serious complication of transvenous lead extraction. Bridge is designed to provide temporary endovascular occlusion of the SVC...
July 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716618/evaluation-of-a-video-based-seminar-to-raise-healthcare-professionals-awareness-of-culturally-sensitive-end-of-life-care
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Dulce M Cruz-Oliver, Theodore K Malmstrom, Michael Roegner, Gwen Yeo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a newly developed telenovela, or video soap opera, on healthcare professionals (HCP)' awareness of caregivers' stress and patients' cultural approaches to end-of-life (EOL) care decisions. METHODS: A multi-center cross-sectional study among three communities in New York, Miami and Missouri. Participants from a convenience sample of multidisciplinary HCP were randomly assigned to view power point presentation with either a control-video or an intervention-telenovela about caregiving as part of a one- hour audiovisual seminar and completed a pre-posttest questionnaire to evaluate reaction and learning...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705744/the-relationship-between-ocular-trauma-and-substance-abuse-in-emergency-department-patients
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Sylvia L Chang, Vaama Patel, John Giltner, Richard Lee, Catherine A Marco
INTRODUCTION: Eye injury is the second most common cause of visual impairment and a leading cause of monocular blindness in the United States. There are approximately 6 million ED visits related to drug use annually, including misuse or abuse of pharmaceuticals and illicit drug use. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between ocular trauma and substance abuse among emergency department patients and to assess that relationship with demographic factors, including age and gender...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688192/assessment-of-human-papillomavirus-awareness-in-association-with-head-and-neck-cancer-at-a-screening-event
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Michael H Berger, Erin R Cohen, Alan G Shamrock, Brandon Chan, Michelle Camp, Kaming Lo, Zoukaa B Sargi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To assess the baseline awareness of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection as a cause of head and neck cancer (HNC) to design improved targeted screening and education efforts. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of collected survey at a cancer screening event. METHODS: This was a screening event at three hospitals and one community center in Miami, Florida. Participants were recruited throughout the Greater Miami area...
July 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674618/higher-number-of-live-births-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-adverse-cardiac-remodelling-among-us-hispanic-latina-women-results-from-the-echocardiographic-study-of-latinos
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Shivani R Aggarwal, David M Herrington, Catherine J Vladutiu, Jill C Newman, Katrina Swett, Franklyn Gonzalez, Jorge R Kizer, Michelle A Kominiarek, Karen M Tabb, Linda C Gallo, Gregory A Talavera, Barry E Hurwitz, Carlos J Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: Female sex is a risk factor for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Previous literature suggests that some diastolic dysfunction (DD) develops during pregnancy and may persist postdelivery. Our objective was to examine the relationship between parity and cardiac structure and function in a population-based cohort. METHODS: Participants included 1172 Hispanic/Latina women, aged ≥45 years, enrolled in the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos from four US communities (Bronx, Miami, San Diego and Chicago)...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662239/eye-health-knowledge-and-eye-health-information-exposure-among-hispanic-latino-individuals-results-from-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos
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Laura A McClure, Stacey L Tannenbaum, D Diane Zheng, Charlotte E Joslin, Marisa J Perera, Marc D Gellman, Kristopher L Arheart, Byron L Lam, David J Lee
Importance: Routine eye care is important to maintaining eye health and preventing visual impairment. However, poor knowledge of ocular risk factors and disease as well as minimal exposure to eye health information may compromise adherence to eye care recommendations. Studies have shown that Hispanic/Latino people have poor eye care utilization, but little is known about their knowledge of eye health and exposure to eye health information. Objective: To examine factors associated with more eye health knowledge and greater exposure to eye health information among Hispanic/Latino people...
June 29, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656806/baseline-characteristics-of-dependent-youth-who-have-been-commercially-sexually-exploited-findings-from-a-specialized-treatment-program
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Monica Landers, Kimberly McGrath, Melissa H Johnson, Mary I Armstrong, Norin Dollard
Commercial sexual exploitation of children has emerged as a critical issue within child welfare, but little is currently known about this population or effective treatment approaches to address their unique needs. Children in foster care and runaways are reported to be vulnerable to exploitation because they frequently have unmet needs for family relationships, and they have had inadequate supervision and histories of trauma of which traffickers take advantage. The current article presents data on the demographic characteristics, trauma history, mental and behavioral health needs, physical health needs, and strengths collected on a sample of 87 commercially sexually exploited youth...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649892/are-we-exaggerating-neuropsychological-impairment-in-depression-reopening-a-closed-chapter
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Steffen Moritz, Katrin Stöckert, Marit Hauschildt, Hannah Lill, Lena Jelinek, Thomas Beblo, Sabrina Diedrich, Sönke Arlt
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses conclude that individuals with depression display neurocognitive deficits. However, the extent to which some of these impairments occur due to secondary influences, and thus in part represent epiphenomena, has rarely been tested. Therefore, the authors examined the impact of performance motivation, attitude towards cognitive assessment, and momentary symptoms during assessment on neuropsychological test results in depression. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Forty-five patients with depression and 60 nonclinical individuals underwent a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery...
June 26, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633314/qualitative-identification-of-fentanyl-analogs-and-other-opioids-in-postmortem-cases-by-uhplc-ion-trap-msn
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Elisa N Shoff, M Elizabeth Zaney, Joseph H Kahl, George W Hime, Diane M Boland
Since 2013, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department has experienced an increase in the number of opioid-related deaths. The majority of cases coincided with the introduction of fentanyl into the local heroin supply. From 2014 to 2015, Miami-Dade County experienced a near 600% increase in fentanyl-related deaths, followed by an additional 200% increase in 2016. In 2015, two novel fentanyl analogs were identified in medical examiner cases: beta-hydroxythiofentanyl and acetyl fentanyl. In 2016, four additional fentanyl analogs emerged: para-fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, butyryl fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl and carfentanil, as well as the synthetic opioid U-47700...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632795/sun-protection-for-infants-parent-behaviors-and-beliefs-in-miami-florida
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Fleta N Bray, Sebastian H Verne, Jessica Cervantes, Alexandra Balaban, Eric R Bray, Brian J Simmons, Keyvan Nouri
Children who are not adequately protected from the sun have an increased risk for developing skin cancers later in life. The primary objective of this study was to determine the sun protection behaviors that black and Hispanic parents in Miami, Florida, employ in infants younger than 6 months. Secondary objectives included determining if this patient population is at risk for infant sunburns and tanning, beliefs among parents regarding sunscreen's efficacy in the prevention of skin cancers, and limitations of sunscreen use...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627929/design-of-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study-a-study-to-evaluate-the-feasibility-of-an-enhanced-test-link-to-care-plus-treat-approach-for-hiv-prevention-in-the-united-states
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Theresa Gamble, Bernard Branson, Deborah Donnell, H Irene Hall, Georgette King, Blayne Cutler, Shannon Hader, David Burns, Jason Leider, Angela Fulwood Wood, Kevin G Volpp, Kate Buchacz, Wafaa M El-Sadr
Background/Aims HIV continues to be a major public health threat in the United States, and mathematical modeling has demonstrated that the universal effective use of antiretroviral therapy among all HIV-positive individuals (i.e. the "test and treat" approach) has the potential to control HIV. However, to accomplish this, all the steps that define the HIV care continuum must be achieved at high levels, including HIV testing and diagnosis, linkage to and retention in clinical care, antiretroviral medication initiation, and adherence to achieve and maintain viral suppression...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625111/successful-adaptation-of-a-research-methods-course-in-south-america
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Leonardo Tamariz, Diego Vasquez, Cecilia Loor, Ana Palacio
BACKGROUND: South America has low research productivity. The lack of a structured research curriculum is one of the barriers to conducting research. OBJECTIVE: To report our experience adapting an active learning-based research methods curriculum to improve research productivity at a university in Ecuador. DESIGN: We used a mixed-method approach to test the adaptation of the research curriculum at Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623074/geographic-variability-in-gestational-weight-gain-a-multilevel-population-based-study-of-women-having-term-births-in-florida-2005-2012
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Maya Tabet, Erik Nelson, Mario Schootman, Lung-Chang Chien, Jen Jen Chang
PURPOSE: We examined the extent of geographic variability in gestational weight gain (GWG), identified areas where women have suboptimal GWG, and evaluated whether individual- and area-level factors account for such variability. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study including 1,385,574 women delivering term, singleton, and live births in Florida. We used a Bayesian, structured additive regression with a spatial function to analyze data from Florida's birth certificates (2005-2012) and ZIP code tabulation areas (ZCTAs; 2010 Census)...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621178/interview-with-bernard-siegel
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Bernard Siegel
Bernard Siegel is the Founder and full-time Executive Director of the nonprofit Regenerative Medicine Foundation (FL, USA). He is the Founder and the Co-chair of the World Stem Cell Summit series of global conferences and Editor-in-Chief of the World Stem Cell Report. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami (BA, 1972; JD, 1975) and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1975. As a recognized policy expert relating to stem cell research, regenerative medicine and cloning, Bernard works with the world's leading stem cell researchers and advocates...
June 16, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614156/endothelial-cell-loss-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-eyes-after-cataract-surgery
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Xu He, Vasilios F Diakonis, Yasamin Alavi, Nilufer Yesilirmak, Daniel Waren, Kendall Donaldson
PURPOSE: To assess and compare the changes in endothelial cell density in diabetic and nondiabetic patients after routine phacoemulsification cataract surgery. SETTING: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective nonrandomized cohort study. METHODS: This retrospective study included diabetic and nondiabetic patients who underwent phacoemulsification by a single surgeon (K...
June 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613924/spirometry-reference-equations-from-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol
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Lisa LaVange, Sonia M Davis, John Hankinson, Paul Enright, Rebbecca Wilson, R Graham Barr, Thomas K Aldrich, Ravi Kalhan, Hector Lemus, Ai Ni, Lewis J Smith, Gregory A Talavera
RATIONALE: Accurate reference values for spirometry are important, as the results are used for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, estimating physiological impairment, and predicting all-cause mortality. Reference equations have been established for Mexican Americans but not for other Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. OBJECTIVES: To develop spirometry reference equations for adult Hispanic/Latino background groups in the United States...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611994/common-allergens-identified-based-on-patch-test-results-in-patients-with-suspected-contact-dermatitis-of-the-scalp
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Nouf M Aleid, Raymond Fertig, Austin Maddy, Antonella Tosti
BACKGROUND: Contact dermatitis of the scalp is common and might be caused by many chemicals including metals, ingredients of shampoos and conditioners, dyes, or other hair treatments. Eliciting a careful history and patch tests are necessary to identify the responsible allergen and prevent relapses. OBJECTIVES: To identify allergens that may cause contact dermatitis of the scalp by reviewing patch test results. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 1,015 patients referred for patch testing at the Dermatology Department of the University of Miami...
March 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604442/awareness-willingness-and-use-of-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-washington-dc-and-miami-dade-county-fl-national-hiv-behavioral-surveillance-2011-and-2014
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Rudy Patrick, David Forrest, Gabriel Cardenas, Jenevieve Opoku, Manya Magnus, Gregory Phillips, Alan Greenberg, Lisa Metsch, Michael Kharfen, Marlene LaLota, Irene Kuo
INTRODUCTION: Despite the effectiveness of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, knowledge, and uptake of this new prevention intervention over time has not been fully studied. Using NHBS data from 2 urban areas highly impacted by HIV, we examined awareness, use, and willingness to use daily oral PrEP and factors associated with willingness to take oral PrEP among men who have sex with men (MSM) over time. METHODS: MSM from Washington, DC and Miami, FL were recruited in 2011 and 2014 using venue-based sampling...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595734/ethics-big-data-and-computing-in-epidemiology-and-public-health
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Jennifer Salerno, Bartha M Knoppers, Lisa M Lee, WayWay M Hlaing, Kenneth W Goodman
PURPOSE: This article reflects on the activities of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). Members of the Ethics Committee identified an opportunity to elaborate on knowledge gained since the inception of the original Ethics Guidelines published by the ACE Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee in 2000. METHODS: The ACE Ethics Committee presented a symposium session at the 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas in Miami on the evolving complexities of ethics and epidemiology as it pertains to "big data...
May 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578756/sexual-risk-behaviours-associated-with-unlicensed-driving-among-young-adults-in-miami
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Mance E Buttram, Steven P Kurtz, Roddia J Paul
Literature indicates that unlicensed driving (UD) offenders report substance use risk behaviours, yet data related to sexual risk behaviours is unknown. This study examined sexual and other risk behaviours among young adults in Miami, Florida, comparing UD and non-UD offenders (n=498). Compared with others, UD offenders were more likely to report group sex history, being high for sex half the time or more, purchasing sex and sexually transmissible infection history. Results suggest that locating sexual risk reduction interventions inside of the justice system would benefit UD offenders...
June 5, 2017: Sexual Health
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