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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701496/the-spectrum-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrew R Mayer, Davin K Quinn, Christina L Master
OBJECTIVE: This review provides an in-depth overview of diagnostic schema and risk factors influencing recovery during the acute, subacute (operationally defined as up to 3 months postinjury), and chronic injury phases across the full spectrum of individuals (e.g., athletes to neurosurgery patients) with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Particular emphasis is placed on the complex differential diagnoses for patients with prolonged postconcussive symptoms. METHODS: Select literature review and synthesis...
July 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681208/surgical-considerations-in-the-optimal-management-of-patients-with-malignant-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Jaclyn J Renfrow, Roy E Strowd, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Carol P Geer, Glenn J Lesser
Advances in technology are revolutionizing medicine and the limits of what we can offer to our patients. In neurosurgery, technology continues to reduce morbidity, increase surgical accuracy, facilitate tissue acquisition, and promote novel techniques for prolonging survival in patients with neuro-oncologic disease. Surgery has been the backbone of glioma diagnosis and treatment by providing adequate, high quality material for precise histologic diagnosis, and genomic characterization in the setting of significant intratumoral heterogeneity, thus allowing personalized treatment selection in the clinic...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660696/fabrication-of-metal-molybdate-micro-nanomaterials-for-electrochemical-energy-storage
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REVIEW
Li Zhang, Shasha Zheng, Ling Wang, Hao Tang, Huaiguo Xue, Guoxiu Wang, Huan Pang
Currently, metal molybdates compounds can be prepared by several methods and are considered as prospective electrode materials in many fields because the metal ions possess the ability to exist in several oxidation states. These multiple oxidation states contribute to prolonging the discharge time, improving the energy density, and increasing the cycling stability. The high electrochemical performance of metal molybdates as electrochemical energy storage devices are discussed in this review. According to recent publications and research progress on relevant materials, the investigation of metal molybdate compounds are discussed via three main aspects: synthetic methods, material properties and measured electrochemical performance of these compounds as electrode materials...
June 29, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638421/item-selection-and-content-validity-of-the-risk-factors-of-post-intubation-tracheal-stenosis-observation-questionnaire-for-icu-admitted-patients
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Roya Farzanegan, Behrooz Farzanegan, Maryam Alehashem, Mahdi Zangi, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Kambiz Sheikhy, Habib Emami, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis as a late complication of prolonged endotracheal intubation is a life-threatening event. In order to determine the related risk factors for this complication, which may vary among different countries, designing a valid questionnaire is necessary. The aim of this study was to select the items and evaluate the face and content validities of a questionnaire developed for assessment of risk factors of post-intubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) in patients admitted in the intensive care unit...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606211/specialized-palliative-care-in-advanced-cancer-what-is-the-efficacy-a-systematic-review
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Kristina Holmenlund, Per Sjøgren, Mie Nordly
OBJECTIVE: Due to the multiple physical, psychological, existential, and social symptoms involved, patients with advanced cancer often have a reduced quality of life (QoL), which requires specialized palliative care (SPC) interventions. The primary objective of the present systematic review was to review the existing literature about SPC and its effect on QoL, on physical and psychological symptoms, and on survival in adult patients with advanced cancer. METHOD: We utilized a search strategy based on the PICO (problem/population, intervention, comparison, and outcome) framework and employed terminology related to cancer, QoL, symptoms, mood, and palliative care...
June 13, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604227/on-the-violation-of-hospitalized-patients-rights-a-qualitative-study
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Mojgan Khademi, Eesa Mohammadi, Zohreh Vanaki
BACKGROUND: Nurses have always been known as an advocate for the rights of patients. The recognition of what is perceived as the violation of patients' rights can help nurses to understand patients' concerns and priorities. Thus, it helps nurses play their supportive roles more effectively. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore different dimensions of the violation of patients' rights. RESEARCH DESIGN: Data were collected utilizing unstructured interviews and field notes...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601206/prolonged-field-care-beyond-the-golden-hour
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REVIEW
Sean Keenan, Jamie C Riesberg
Prolonged field care (PFC) has emerged as a recent area of focus for US military Special Operations Forces (SOF) medical experts. Focused on the current reality of providing medical care to military forces often deployed in remote and austere locations far from medical support or a robust casualty evacuation chain, PFC encompasses evolving operational situations not unlike many wilderness medicine practice environments. SOF currently operates in all areas of the world and on a variety of different missions, which finds these small teams far from the accustomed practice environment of robust deployed medical infrastructure commonly seen during the last 15 years of military conflicts...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599047/acute-traumatic-wound-management-in-the-prolonged-field-care-setting
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Justin Rapp, Timothy P Plackett, Jonathan Crane, Jonathan Lu, Andrew Hall, David Hardin, Paul E Loos, Rick Kelly, Clinton K Murray, Sean Keenan, Stacy Shackelford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599046/prolonged-field-care-for-the-summer-2017-edition
#9
Sean Keenan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577033/impact-of-acute-hematological-toxicity-on-treatment-interruptions-during-cranio-spinal-irradiation-in-medulloblastoma-a-tertiary-care-institute-experience
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Narendra Kumar, Raviteja Miriyala, Pragyat Thakur, Renu Madan, Pravin Salunke, Budhi Yadav, Ankita Gupta
To analyze treatment interruptions due to acute hematological toxicity in patients of medulloblastoma receiving cranio-spinal irradiation (CSI). Prospectively collected data from case records of 52 patients of medulloblastoma treated between 2011 and 2014 was evaluated. Blood counts were monitored twice a week during CSI. Spinal irradiation was interrupted for patients with ≥grade 2 hematological toxicity and resumed after recovery to grade 1 level (TLC >3000; platelet count >75,000). Treatment interruptions and hematological toxicity were analyzed...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572638/mitochondrial-targeting-by-dichloroacetate-improves-outcome-following-hemorrhagic-shock
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Kumar Subramani, Sumin Lu, Marie Warren, Xiaogang Chu, Haroldo A Toque, R William Caldwell, Michael P Diamond, Raghavan Raju
Hemorrhagic shock is a leading cause of death in people under the age of 45 and accounts for almost half of trauma-related deaths. In order to develop a treatment strategy based on potentiating mitochondrial function, we investigated the effect of the orphan drug dichloroacetate (DCA) on survival in an animal model of hemorrhagic shock in the absence of fluid resuscitation. Hemorrhagic shock was induced in rats by withdrawing 60% of the blood volume and maintaining a hypotensive state. The studies demonstrated prolonged survival of rats subjected to hemorrhagic injury (HI) when treated with DCA...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523156/predictors-of-length-of-stay-and-duration-of-tracheal-intubation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Vasileios Patris, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Mihalis Argiriou, Katerina K Naka, Efstratios Apostolakis, Mark Field, Manoj Kuduvalli, Aung Oo, Stavros Siminelakis
BACKGROUND: While short-term outcomes for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have long been studied, there is very little data on their predictors. We aimed to identify the predictors of outcomes, such as intensive care unit (ICU) and in-hospital length of stay (LOS), duration of postoperative intubation and in-hospital mortality, after TAVI procedures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 162 consecutive patients with aortic valve disease, who were admitted to a tertiary hospital of Liverpool for TAVI, during a five-year period...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514469/association-of-very-low-volume-practice-with-vascular-surgery-outcomes-in-new-york
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Jialin Mao, Philip Goodney, Jack Cronenwett, Art Sedrakyan
Importance: Little research has focused on very low-volume surgery, especially in the context of decreasing vascular surgery volume with the adoption of endovascular procedures. Objective: To investigate the existence and outcomes of open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (OAR) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed by very low-volume surgeons in New York. Design, Settings, and Participants: This cohort study examined inpatient data of patients undergoing elective OAR or CEA from 2000 to 2014 from all New York hospitals...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479568/portable-qeeg-and-hd-tcs-device-for-point-of-injury-traumatic-brain-injury-diagnostics
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Frode Strisland, Jon Vedum, Anders Liverud, Steffen Dalgard, Tomas Brødreskift, Bruno Albert, Alexandre Noyvirt, Rossitza Setchi, Karl Vene, Henrik Herranen, Maarjus Kirs, Andrea Antal, Klaus Schellhorn, Haldor Sjaaheim
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can cause prolonged or permanent injuries if left undetected and ignored. It is therefore of great interest to lower the threshold for diagnosis of individuals with mTBI injury. We report on the development of a prototype of a portable quantified EEG (qEEG) system intended for in-the-field mTBI diagnostics. The 32-electrode system is fully battery driven, is interfaced with a control unit being part of a telemedicine care system. Electrode montage is a central problem effectively challenging measurements outside clinical environments...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443559/the-evolution-of-modern-respiratory-care-for-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Louise S Owen, Brett J Manley, Peter G Davis, Lex W Doyle
Preterm birth rates are rising, and many preterm infants have breathing difficulty after birth. Treatments for infants with prolonged breathing difficulty include oxygen therapy, exogenous surfactant, various modes of respiratory support, and postnatal corticosteroids. In this Series paper, we review the history of neonatal respiratory care and its effect on long-term outcomes, and we outline the future direction of the research field. The delivery and monitoring of oxygen therapy remains controversial, despite being in use for more than 50 years...
April 22, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347538/infant-motor-skills-after-a-cardiac-operation-the-need-for-developmental-monitoring-and-care
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Karen Uzark, Cynthia Smith, Janet Donohue, Sunkyung Yu, Jennifer C Romano
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental dysfunction is increasingly recognized as a common outcome of congenital heart defects and their treatment in infancy. The effects of the intensive care unit (ICU) experience and environment on these infants are unknown and potentially modifiable, but no validated metric is available for objective evaluation of early motor impairments in the ICU/hospital setting. The purpose of this study was to characterize the motor status of hospitalized infants after cardiac operations, including the development and field-testing of the Congenital Heart Assessment of Sensory and Motor Status (CHASMS) metric...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334728/does-emergency-presentation-of-cancer-represent-poor-performance-in-primary-care-insights-from-a-novel-analysis-of-linked-primary-and-secondary-care-data
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Peter Murchie, Sarah M Smith, Michael S Yule, Rosalind Adam, Melanie E Turner, Amanda J Lee, Shona Fielding
BACKGROUND: People diagnosed with cancer following emergency presentation have poorer short-term survival. To what extent this signifies a missed opportunity for earlier diagnosis in primary care remains unclear as little detailed data exist on the patient/general practitioner interaction beforehand. METHODS: Analysis of primary care and regional data for 1802 cancer patients from Northeast Scotland. Adjusted odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for patient and GP practice predictors of emergency presentation...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285490/review-of-54-cases-of-prolonged-field-care
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Erik DeSoucy, Stacy Shackelford, Joseph J DuBose, Seth Zweben, Stephen C Rush, Russ S Kotwal, Harold R Montgomery, Sean Keenan
BACKGROUND: Prolonged field care (PFC) is field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning time-lines. As current and future medical operations must include deliberate and contingency planning for such events, data are lacking to support efforts. A case review was conducted to define the epidemiology, environment, and operational factors that affect PFC outcomes. METHODS: A survey distributed to US military medical providers solicited details of PFC encounters lasting more than 4 hours and included patient demographics, environmental descriptors, provider training, modes of transportation, injuries, mechanism of injury, vital signs, treatments, equipment and resources used, duration of PFC, and morbidity and mortality status on delivery to the next level of care...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285489/analgesia-and-sedation-management-during-prolonged-field-care
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Jeremy C Pamplin, Andrew D Fisher, Andrew Penny, Robert Olufs, Justin Rapp, Katarzyna Kasia Hampton, Jamie Riesberg, Douglas Powell, Sean Keenan, Stacy Shackelford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265453/automated-closed-loop-resuscitation-of-multiple-hemorrhages-a-comparison-between-fuzzy-logic-and-decision-table-controllers-in-a-sheep-model
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Nicole Ribeiro Marques, Brent J Ford, Muzna N Khan, Michael Kinsky, Donald J Deyo, William J Mileski, Hao Ying, George C Kramer
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock is the leading cause of trauma-related death in the military setting. Definitive surgical treatment of a combat casualty can be delayed and life-saving fluid resuscitation might be necessary in the field. Therefore, improved resuscitation strategies are critically needed for prolonged field and en route care. We developed an automated closed-loop control system capable of titrating fluid infusion to a target endpoint. We used the system to compare the performance of a decision table algorithm (DT) and a fuzzy logic controller (FL) to rescue and maintain the mean arterial pressure (MAP) at a target level during hemorrhages...
2017: Disaster and Military Medicine
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