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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934791/a-practical-guide-for-treatment-of-pain-in-patients-with-systemic-mast-cell-activation-disease
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Stefan Wirz, Gerhard J Molderings
Systemic mast cell activation disease (MCAD, a subclass of mastocytosis), which has a prevalence of around 17% (at least in the German population), is characterized by accumulation of genetically altered dysfunctional mast cells with abnormal release of these cells' mediators. Since mast cells affect functions in potentially every organ system, often without causing abnormalities in routine laboratory or radiologic testing, this disease has to be considered routinely in the differential diagnosis of patients with chronic multisystem polymorbidity of a generally inflammatory and allergic theme...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934779/what-are-the-predictors-of-altered-central-pain-modulation-in-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-populations-a-systematic-review
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Jacqui Clark, Jo Nijs, Gillian Yeowell, Peter Charles Goodwin
BACKGROUND: Altered central pain modulation is the predominant pain mechanism in a proportion of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders and is associated with poor outcomes. Although existing studies predict poor outcomes such as persistent pain and disability, to date there is little consensus on what factors specifically predict altered central pain modulation. OBJECTIVES: To review the existing literature on the predictive factors specifically for altered central pain modulation in musculoskeletal pain populations...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934768/cutaneous-melanoma-an-audit-of-management-timeliness-against-new-zealand-guidelines
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Tess Brian, Brandon Adams, Michael Jameson
AIM: The New Zealand Ministry of Health's "Faster Cancer Treatment" programme aims for timely care for patients with cancer, including melanoma. Melanoma care guidelines detail investigation and treatment timeliness standards. This audit assesses compliance with these. METHOD: Patients admitted to Waikato Hospital for melanoma surgery during the year ending February 2016 were retrospectively identified. Time intervals between care events were calculated. Demographic, lesion, surgical and histopathological characteristics were analysed...
September 22, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934677/evaluation-of-participatory-planning-lessons-from-hungarian-natura-2000-management-planning-processes
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Eszter Kovács, Eszter Kelemen, Gabriella Kiss, Ágnes Kalóczkai, Veronika Fabók, Barbara Mihók, Boldizsár Megyesi, György Pataki, Barbara Bodorkós, Bálint Balázs, Györgyi Bela, Katalin Margóczi, Ágnes Roboz, Dániel Molnár
Stakeholder participation in nature conservation policies and especially in the management of protected areas has gained importance in the last decades. These changes are underlined by democratic principles and the perceived contribution of stakeholder involvement to the effectiveness of conservation management. Evaluating participatory processes is essential to learn about the past and thus increase the quality of future processes. The evaluation can be useful for the organisations responsible for planning and management, stakeholders and policy makers as well...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934444/letter-guidelines-for-the-management-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-fourth-edition
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Rob Dickerman, Ashley Reynolds, Julie Williamson, Karl Winters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934376/managing-menopausal-symptoms-and-associated-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Richard J Santen, Cynthia A Stuenkel, Susan R Davis, JoAnn V Pinkerton, Anne Gompel, Mary Ann Lumsden
Objective: Review evidence to guide the management of menopausal signs and symptoms in women after breast cancer and make recommendations accordingly. Evidence: Randomized controlled clinical trials, observational studies, evidence- based guidelines, and expert opinion from professional societies. Background: Several symptoms and clinical problems associated with estrogen depletion -sleep disorders, vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), vasomotor symptoms (VMS), mood changes, depressive symptoms, cardiovascular disease, osteopenia and osteoporosis- confront the estimated 9...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934258/reports-of-unintended-consequences-of-financial-incentives-to-improve-management-of-hypertension
#7
Sylvia J Hysong, Richard SoRelle, Kristen Broussard Smitham, Laura A Petersen
BACKGROUND: Given the increase in financial-incentive programs nationwide, many physicians and physician groups are concerned about potential unintended consequences of providing financial incentives to improve quality of care. However, few studies examine whether actual unintended consequences result from providing financial incentives to physicians. We sought to document the extent to which the unintended consequences discussed in the literature were observable in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of financial incentives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934082/evaluation-of-adherence-to-french-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-the-management-of-pregnancy-loss-issued-by-the-french-college-of-obstetricians-and-gynecologists-one-year-after-publication-a-vignette-based-study
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S Le Gouic, V Lavoué, M Mimouni, J Levêque, C Huchon
OBJECTIVES: To assess the adhesion of French obstetricians and gynecologists to the French clinical practice guidelines for pregnancy loss, issued by the French College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, one year after publication. METHODS: An online vignette-based study was emailed to a sample of French obstetricians and gynecologists to compare their management of women with missed early miscarriage and incomplete early miscarriage. A descriptive statistical analysis was performed comparing the rates of appropriate management for these two indications before and after the release of the guidelines...
May 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933940/an-assessment-of-primary-care-and-pulmonary-provider-perspectives-on-lung-cancer-screening
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Matthew Triplette, Erin K Kross, Blake A Mann, Joann G Elmore, Christopher G Slatore, Shahida Shahrir, Perrin E Romine, Paul D Frederick, Kristina Crothers
RATIONALE: Lung cancer screening (LCS) has a mortality benefit to high-risk smokers, but implementation remains suboptimal. Providers represent the key entry point to screening, and an understanding of provider perspectives on lung cancer screening is necessary to improve referral and overall implementation. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to understand knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, barriers, and facilitators to screening in a diverse group of referring pulmonologists and primary care providers...
September 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933748/dietary-composition-independent-of-weight-loss-in-the-management-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Tannaz Eslamparast, Puneeta Tandon, Maitreyi Raman
Poor dietary composition is an important factor in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The majority of NAFLD patients follow diets with overconsumption of simple carbohydrates, total and saturated fat, with reduced intake of dietary fiber and omega-3 rich foods. Although lifestyle modifications including weight loss and exercise remain the keystone of NAFLD management, modifying dietary composition with or without a calorie-restricted diet may also be a feasible and sustainable strategy for NAFLD treatment...
July 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933700/a-secondary-analysis-of-longitudinal-prevalence-data-to-determine-the-use-of-pressure-ulcer-preventive-measures-in-dutch-nursing-homes-2005-2014
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Martin Wf van Leen, Joseph Mga Schols, Steven Er Hovius, Ruud Jg Halfens
Pressure ulcers (PUs) are an important and distressing problem in Dutch nursing homes. A secondary analysis of longitudinal data from the Dutch National Prevalence Measurement of Care Problems (LPZ) - an annual, multicenter, point-prevalence survey - was conducted for the years 2005-2014 to determine the use of specific recommended PU preventive measures from the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 1998, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel/European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel 2009, and the 2002 and 2011 Dutch PU guidelines...
September 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933616/are-newly-launched-pharmacotherapies-efficacious-in-treating-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-or-is-there-still-more-work-to-be-done
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Riccardo Inchingolo, Carola Condoluci, Andrea Smargiassi, Annelisa Mastrobattista, Cristina Boccabella, Alessia Comes, Nicoletta Golfi, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a challenging and multifactorial disease that has been thought for some time to lack effective treatments. The approval of two drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, has heralded a new era in its management. Areas covered: Currently, there is a growing interest on therapeutic strategies. Many studies have been designed and performed, although few of them turned out to be successful. Nowadays, nintedanib and pirfenidone are considered disease modifying drugs, recommended treatments by current evidence-based guidelines...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933266/intravenous-paracetamol-dosing-guidelines-for-pain-management-in-pre-term-neonates-using-the-paediatric-study-decision-tree
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P Mian, C A J Knibbe, E A M Calvier, D Tibboel, K Allegaert
BACKGROUND: Intravenous paracetamol (acetaminophen) has not been licensed for analgesia in preterm neonates or infants < 2 years, respectively, in Europe and the United States. A variety of dosing regimens is therefore used off-label. Because evidence supports the use of the same target mean steady state paracetamol concentration (Cssmean, 9-11 mg/L) for pain relief in neonates compared to older children and adults, dosing regimens based on this Cssmean were evaluated in a two-step approach...
September 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933211/traumatic-brain-injury-current-treatment-strategies-and-future-endeavors
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Michael Galgano, Gentian Toshkezi, Xuecheng Qiu, Thomas Russell, Lawrence Chin, Li-Ru Zhao
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) presents in various forms ranging from mild alterations of consciousness to an unrelenting comatose state and death. In the most severe form of TBI, the entirety of the brain is affected by a diffuse type of injury and swelling. Treatment modalities vary extensively based on the severity of the injury and range from daily cognitive therapy sessions to radical surgery such as bilateral decompressive craniectomies. Guidelines have been set forth regarding the optimal management of TBI, but they must be taken in context of the situation and cannot be used in every individual circumstance...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932965/best-practice-recommendations-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-helicobacter-pylori-synthesizing-the-guidelines
#15
REVIEW
David J Bjorkman, Matthew Steenblik
Purpose of review Three guidelines on Helicobacter pylori have been published recently with recommendations that differ from past guidelines. In this review, we summarize the Toronto consensus statement, the Maastricht V/Florence consensus report and the American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on H. pylori, comparing and contrasting the recommendations. We also provide a proposed approach integrating the information from all three guidelines. Findings Increasing antibiotic resistance has decreased the effectiveness of past treatment regimens for H...
September 21, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932964/treatment-strategies-for-the-opioid-dependent-patient
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REVIEW
Shweta Teckchandani, Meredith Barad
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review is intended to help the headache physician think through and plan for management issues concerning the use of opioids. We ask the headache physician to consider if there are instances where prescribing or continuing prescriptions of opiates is plausible, and if so, how can the physician proceed as safely as possible. Our goal is to start a conversation regarding the inevitable encounter with a patient on opiates or requesting opiates. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of opiates in our society has reached a crisis in staggering death and addiction rates...
September 20, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932605/is-dementia-screening-of-apparently-healthy-individuals-justified
#17
REVIEW
Larry W Chambers, Saskia Sivananthan, Carol Brayne
Despite efforts to raise awareness and develop guidelines for care of individuals with dementia, reports of poor detection and inadequate management persist. This has led to a call for more identification of people with dementia, that is, screening individuals who may or may not complain of symptoms of dementia in both acute settings and primary care. The following should be considered before recommending screening for dementia among individuals in the general population. Dementia Tests. Low prevalence reduces positive predictive value of tests and screening tests will miss people who have dementia and identify people who do not have dementia in substantial numbers...
2017: Advances in Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932271/association-between-physical-activity-and-risk-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-meta-analysis
#18
Shanhu Qiu, Xue Cai, Zilin Sun, Ling Li, Martina Zügel, Jürgen Michael Steinacker, Uwe Schumann
BACKGROUND: Increased physical activity (PA) is a key element in the management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, its association with NAFLD risk has not been systematically assessed. This meta-analysis of observational studies was to quantify this association with dose-response analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to January 2017 for studies of adults reporting the risk of NAFLD in relation to PA with cohort or case-control designs...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932193/safety-profile-of-anticancer-and-immune-modulating-biotech-drugs-used-in-a-real-world-setting-in-campania-region-italy-bio-cam-observational-study
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Cristina Scavone, Liberata Sportiello, Maria G Sullo, Carmen Ferrajolo, Rosanna Ruggiero, Maurizio Sessa, Pasquale M Berrino, Gabriella di Mauro, Liberato Berrino, Francesco Rossi, Concetta Rafaniello, Annalisa Capuano
Objectives: To investigate the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) in naïve patients receiving biotech drugs. Design: A prospective observational study. Setting: Onco-hematology, Hepato-gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, and Neurology Units in Campania Region (Italy). Participants: 775 patients (53.81% female) with mean age 56.0 (SD 15.2). The mean follow-up/patient was 3.48 (95% confidence interval 3.13-3.84). Main outcome measures: We collected all AEs associated to biotech drugs, including serious infections and malignancies...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931567/sex-differences-in-risk-factor-management-of-coronary-heart-disease-across-three-regions
#20
Min Zhao, Ilonca Vaartjes, Ian Graham, Diederick Grobbee, Wilko Spiering, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Mark Woodward, Sanne Ae Peters
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether there are sex differences in risk factor management of patients with established coronary heart disease (CHD), and to assess demographic variations of any potential sex differences. METHODS: Patients with CHD were recruited from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East between 2012-2013. Adherence to guideline-recommended treatment and lifestyle targets was assessed and summarised as a Cardiovascular Health Index Score (CHIS). Age-adjusted regression models were used to estimate odds ratios for women versus men in risk factor management...
September 20, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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