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Benjamin D Sommers, Atul A Gawande, Katherine Baicker
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November 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237963/analysis-of-factors-affecting-initial-cyclosporine-level-and-its-impact-on-post-transplant-outcomes-in-acute-leukemia
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Alok Gupta, Sachin Punatar, Jayant Gawande, Libin Mathew, Sadhana Kannan, Navin Khattry
BACKGROUND: Trough cyclosporine (CsA) blood level can influence incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and relapse in patients with acute leukemia undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We sought to determine factors affecting initial trough CsA level (CsA-1) and its impact on transplant outcome in acute leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven patients underwent HSCT for acute leukemia between January 2008 and March 2013 and were included...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236628/outcomes-of-a-coaching-based-who-safe-childbirth-checklist-program-in-india
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Katherine E A Semrau, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Megan Marx Delaney, Vinay P Singh, Rajiv Saurastri, Narender Sharma, Danielle E Tuller, Rebecca Firestone, Stuart Lipsitz, Neelam Dhingra-Kumar, Bhalachandra S Kodkany, Vishwajeet Kumar, Atul A Gawande
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of facility-based childbirth in low-resource settings has increased dramatically during the past two decades, yet gaps in the quality of care persist and mortality remains high. The World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist, a quality-improvement tool, promotes systematic adherence to practices that have been associated with improved childbirth outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a matched-pair, cluster-randomized, controlled trial in 60 pairs of facilities across 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh, India, testing the effect of the BetterBirth program, an 8-month coaching-based implementation of the Safe Childbirth Checklist, on a composite outcome of perinatal death, maternal death, or maternal severe complications within 7 days after delivery...
December 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179954/universal-health-coverage-and-intersectoral-action-for-health-key-messages-from-disease-control-priorities-3rd-edition
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REVIEW
Dean T Jamison, Ala Alwan, Charles N Mock, Rachel Nugent, David Watkins, Olusoji Adeyi, Shuchi Anand, Rifat Atun, Stefano Bertozzi, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Agnes Binagwaho, Robert Black, Mark Blecher, Barry R Bloom, Elizabeth Brouwer, Donald A P Bundy, Dan Chisholm, Alarcos Cieza, Mark Cullen, Kristen Danforth, Nilanthi de Silva, Haile T Debas, Peter Donkor, Tarun Dua, Kenneth A Fleming, Mark Gallivan, Patricia J Garcia, Atul Gawande, Thomas Gaziano, Hellen Gelband, Roger Glass, Amanda Glassman, Glenda Gray, Demissie Habte, King K Holmes, Susan Horton, Guy Hutton, Prabhat Jha, Felicia M Knaul, Olive Kobusingye, Eric L Krakauer, Margaret E Kruk, Peter Lachmann, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Carol Levin, Lai Meng Looi, Nita Madhav, Adel Mahmoud, Jean Claude Mbanya, Anthony Measham, María Elena Medina-Mora, Carol Medlin, Anne Mills, Jody-Anne Mills, Jaime Montoya, Ole Norheim, Zachary Olson, Folashade Omokhodion, Ben Oppenheim, Toby Ord, Vikram Patel, George C Patton, John Peabody, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Jinyuan Qi, Teri Reynolds, Sevket Ruacan, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, Jaime Sepúlveda, Richard Skolnik, Kirk R Smith, Marleen Temmerman, Stephen Tollman, Stéphane Verguet, Damian G Walker, Neff Walker, Yangfeng Wu, Kun Zhao
The World Bank is publishing nine volumes of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition (DCP3) between 2015 and 2018. Volume 9, Improving Health and Reducing Poverty, summarises the main messages from all the volumes and contains cross-cutting analyses. This Review draws on all nine volumes to convey conclusions. The analysis in DCP3 is built around 21 essential packages that were developed in the nine volumes. Each essential package addresses the concerns of a major professional community (eg, child health or surgery) and contains a mix of intersectoral policies and health-sector interventions...
November 24, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170975/utility-of-superiorly-based-platysma-myocutaneous-flap-for-reconstruction-of-intraoral-surgical-defects-our-experience
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Chandrashekhar Bande, Ajit Joshi, Mayur Gawande, Manish Tiwari, Vijay Rode
PURPOSE: Various surgical modalities have been advocated for the soft tissue reconstruction of oral cavity with variable results. This prospective study evaluates the utility of platysma myocutaneous flap (PMF) in the reconstruction of surgical defects followed by treatment of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in terms of healing and functional outcomes. METHODS: In this prospective study, 47 patients with OSMF and 15 of OSCC were evaluated and selected for PMF reconstruction...
November 23, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140848/mortality-trends-after-a-voluntary-checklist-based-surgical-safety-collaborative
#6
Alex B Haynes, Lizabeth Edmondson, Stuart R Lipsitz, George Molina, Bridget A Neville, Sara J Singer, Aunyika T Moonan, Ashley Kay Childers, Richard Foster, Lorri R Gibbons, Atul A Gawande, William R Berry
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether completion of a voluntary, checklist-based surgical quality improvement program is associated with reduced 30-day postoperative mortality. BACKGROUND: Despite evidence of efficacy of team-based surgical safety checklists in improving perioperative outcomes in research trials, effective methods of population-based implementation have been lacking. The Safe Surgery 2015 South Carolina program was designed to foster state-wide engagement of hospitals in a voluntary, collaborative implementation of a checklist program...
December 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040691/differential-growth-rates-of-benign-vs-malignant-thyroid-nodules
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Trevor E Angell, Chirag M Vyas, Marco Medici, Zhihong Wang, Justine A Barletta, Carol B Benson, Edmund S Cibas, Nancy L Cho, Gerard M Doherty, Peter M Doubilet, Mary C Frates, Atul A Gawande, Howard T Heller, Matthew I Kim, Jeffrey F Krane, Ellen Marqusee, Francis D Moore, Matt A Nehs, Ann Marie Zavacki, P Reed Larsen, Erik K Alexander
Context: Thyroid nodule growth was once considered concerning for malignancy, but data showing that benign nodules grow questioned the use of this paradigm. To date, however, no studies have adequately evaluated whether growth rates differ in malignant vs. benign nodules. Objective: To sonographically evaluate growth rates in benign and malignant thyroid nodules ≥1 cm. Design: Prospective, cohort study of patients with tissue diagnosis of benign or malignant disease, with repeated ultrasound evaluation six or more months apart...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942016/positron-emission-tomography-based-assessment-of-metabolic-tumor-volume-predicts-survival-after-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-for-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Vít Procházka, Rakhee S Gawande, Zuzan Cayci, Jerry W Froelich, Qing Cao, Chris Wilke, Kathryn Dusenbery, Daniel J Weisdorf, Veronika Bachanova
Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) is curative for 60% of patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (R/R HL). A more precise assessment of the depth of remission before AHCT may help to identify patients likely to benefit from AHCT. We aimed to determine whether positron emission tomography (PET)-based quantitative parameters of total metabolic tumor volume (TMTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG), and maximal standardized uptake volume (SUVmax) measured before AHCT predict progression-free survival (PFS) after transplant...
September 20, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912493/synthesis-of-flower-like-magnetite-nanoassembly-application-in-the-efficient-reduction-of-nitroarenes
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Kasibhatta J Datta, Anuj K Rathi, Pawan Kumar, Josef Kaslik, Ivo Medrik, Vaclav Ranc, Rajender S Varma, Radek Zboril, Manoj B Gawande
A facile approach for the synthesis of magnetite microspheres with flower-like morphology is reported that proceeds via the reduction of iron(III) oxide under a hydrogen atmosphere. The ensuing magnetic catalyst is well characterized by XRD, FE-SEM, TEM, N2 adsorption-desorption isotherm, and Mössbauer spectroscopy and explored for a simple yet efficient transfer hydrogenation reduction of a variety of nitroarenes to respective anilines in good to excellent yields (up to 98%) employing hydrazine hydrate. The catalyst could be easily separated at the end of a reaction using an external magnet and can be recycled up to 10 times without any loss in catalytic activity...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882167/implementation-and-results-of-an-integrated-data-quality-assurance-protocol-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-uttar-pradesh-india
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Jonathon D Gass, Anamika Misra, Mahendra Nath Singh Yadav, Fatima Sana, Chetna Singh, Anup Mankar, Brandon J Neal, Jennifer Fisher-Bowman, Jenny Maisonneuve, Megan Marx Delaney, Krishan Kumar, Vinay Pratap Singh, Narender Sharma, Atul Gawande, Katherine Semrau, Lisa R Hirschhorn
BACKGROUND: There are few published standards or methodological guidelines for integrating Data Quality Assurance (DQA) protocols into large-scale health systems research trials, especially in resource-limited settings. The BetterBirth Trial is a matched-pair, cluster-randomized controlled trial (RCT) of the BetterBirth Program, which seeks to improve quality of facility-based deliveries and reduce 7-day maternal and neonatal mortality and maternal morbidity in Uttar Pradesh, India. In the trial, over 6300 deliveries were observed and over 153,000 mother-baby pairs across 120 study sites were followed to assess health outcomes...
September 7, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843143/effects-of-oral-versus-long-acting-antipsychotics-on-social-functioning-a-psychiatrists-survey-in-india
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Prasad Rao Gundugurti, Rajesh Nagpal, Ashit Sheth, Prashant Narang, Sonal Gawande, Vikram Singh
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is associated with functional challenges for patients; relapses in schizophrenia may lead to increased treatment costs and poor quality of life. OBJECTIVE: This SUSTAIN-I study was conducted to establish psychiatrists' perspective on impact of long-acting injectables (LAIs) antipsychotics on the socio-economic and functional burden of schizophrenia. METHODS: This cross-sectional, survey-based study was conducted in 5 cities in India...
August 9, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728882/variation-in-the-cost-of-5-common-operations-in-the-united-states
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Elliot Wakeam, George Molina, Neel Shah, Stuart R Lipsitz, David C Chang, Atul A Gawande, Alex B Haynes
BACKGROUND: Health care costs are an important policy focus in the United States. The magnitude and drivers of variation in the costs of common operative procedures are not well understood. We sought to characterize variation in costs across hospitals. METHODS: We used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2001-2011 for 5 elective operations: colectomy, coronary artery bypass graft, total knee arthroplasty, cesarean section, and lung resection. Hospitals were benchmarked for each using hierarchical risk- and reliability-adjustment methods to generate an observed-to-expected cost ratio, which was adjusted for patient demographics, comorbidity, wage index, and procedure complexity...
September 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717298/ameloblastic-carcinoma-a-rare-malignant-tumour-in-maxillofacial-region
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Pushkar Devidas Gawande, Kiran Khande, Gaurav Agrawal, Amita Aditya
Ameloblastic carcinoma (AC) is a rare malignant odontogenic tumor with poor prognosis. It has an aggressive clinical course with extensive local destruction. It occurs primarily in the mandible. It may clinically present as a cystic lesion with benign clinical feature or as a large mass with ulceration, significant bone resorption and mobility of teeth in the affected region. Reliable evidence of it's biological activity along with extensive local destruction, direct extension of tumor, lymph node involvement and metastasis to various sites (frequently lung) have been reported...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715875/acute-orexigenic-effect-of-agmatine-involves-interaction-between-central-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-and-gabaergic-receptors
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Brijesh Gulabrao Taksande, Omi Sharma, Manish Manohar Aglawe, Mayur Bhimrao Kale, Dinesh Yugraj Gawande, Milind Janraoji Umekar, Nandkishor Ramdas Kotagale
Agmatine and GABA have been abundantly expressed in brain nuclei involved in regulation of energy homeostasis and promoting stimulation of food intake in rodents. However, their mutual interaction, if any, in the elicitation of feeding behavior is largely remains unclear. The current study provides experimental evidence for the possible interaction of agmatine, adrenergic and GABAergic systems in stimulation of feeding in satiated rats. Satiated rats fitted with intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) cannulae and were administered agmatine, alone or jointly with (a) GABAA receptor agonist, muscimol, diazepam or antagonist bicuculline and flumazenil, GABAA positive modulator, allopregnanolone or negative modulator of GABAA receptor, dehydroepiandrosterone (b) In view of the high affinity of agmatine for α2-adrenoceptors and the close association between α2-adrenoceptors and GABAergic system, the effect of their modulators on feeding elicited by agmatine/GABAergic agonists were also examined...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697107/relationship-between-labor-and-delivery-unit-management-practices-and-maternal-outcomes
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REVIEW
Avery C Plough, Grace Galvin, Zhonghe Li, Stuart R Lipsitz, Shehnaz Alidina, Natalie J Henrich, Lisa R Hirschhorn, William R Berry, Atul A Gawande, Doris Peter, Rory McDonald, Donna L Caldwell, Janet H Muri, Debra Bingham, Aaron B Caughey, Eugene R Declercq, Neel T Shah
OBJECTIVE: To define, measure, and characterize key competencies of managing labor and delivery units in the United States and assess the associations between unit management and maternal outcomes. METHODS: We developed and administered a management measurement instrument using structured telephone interviews with both the primary nurse and physician managers at 53 diverse hospitals across the United States. A trained interviewer scored the managers' interview responses based on management practices that ranged from most reactive (lowest scores) to most proactive (highest scores)...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684037/neglected-bilateral-radial-head-fracture-with-a-rare-presentation-a-case-report
#16
Jeetesh Gawande, Siddharth Jain, John A Santoshi
Isolated radial head fractures are rare and comprise about 2% of all fractures around the elbow. Bilateral radial head fractures are even rarer and few cases have been reported. We present a case of bilateral elbow effusion in a 28-year-old male patient. An initial diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis was made but on investigation it turned out to be a case of bilateral radial head fracture. The patient was managed conservatively with 10 days of immobilisation in above elbow slab followed by active elbow range of movement exercises...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679813/a-systematic-intervention-to-improve-serious-illness-communication-in-primary-care
#17
Joshua R Lakin, Luca A Koritsanszky, Rebecca Cunningham, Francine L Maloney, Brandon J Neal, Joanna Paladino, Marissa C Palmor, Christine Vogeli, Timothy G Ferris, Susan D Block, Atul A Gawande, Rachelle E Bernacki
Improving communication about goals and values for patients with advancing serious illness nearing the end of life is a key opportunity to improve the value of care. The Serious Illness Care Program, implemented at primary care clinics affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, is a multicomponent intervention designed to support best practices in communication by clinicians to increase conversations with patients with serious illness about their goals and values. We conducted a study of the program in fourteen primary care clinics participating in a high-risk care management program based in an accountable care organization...
July 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672080/ki67-cd105-and-%C3%AE-sma-expressions-better-relate-the-binary-oral-epithelial-dysplasia-grading-system-of-world-health-organization
#18
Amol Ramchandra Gadbail, Minal S Chaudhary, Sachin C Sarode, Madhuri Gawande, Sheetal Korde, Satyajit Ashok Tekade, Shailesh Gondivkar, Alka Hande, Rupesh Maladhari
BACKGROUND: The binary system of oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) has never been investigated with reference to the carcinogenesis-related biomarkers. Hence, Ki67, CD105, and α-SMA immune-expressions were studied in oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) to assess their relationship with the binary OED grading system of World Health Organization. METHODS: The study was carried out on paraffin-embedded tissues of 30 normal oral mucosa (NOM) and 140 OPMD cases...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658917/early-stage-oral-submucous-fibrosis-is-characterized-by-increased-vascularity-as-opposed-to-advanced-stages
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Satyajit Ashok Tekade, Minal S Chaudhary, Suruchi Satyajit Tekade, Sachin C Sarode, Sangeeta Panjab Wanjari, Amol Ramchandra Gadbail, Panjab V Wanjari, Madhuri Nitin Gawande, Sheetal Korde-Choudhari, Prajakta Zade
INTRODUCTION: The degree of vascularity of the diseased mucosa in Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) has always been a matter of debate with conflicting results. Knowledge of this aspect is important to understand pathogenesis of OSMF, which in future could be translated into therapeutic strategies. AIM: In the present study, attempt has been made to investigate parameters like Mean Vascular Density (MVD), Total Vascular Area (TVA) and Mean Vascular Area (MVA) using CD34 antibody...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657942/perception-of-safety-of-surgical-practice-among-operating-room-personnel-from-survey-data-is-associated-with-all-cause-30-day-postoperative-death-rate-in-south-carolina
#20
George Molina, William R Berry, Stuart R Lipsitz, Lizabeth Edmondson, Zhonghe Li, Bridget A Neville, Aunyika T Moonan, Lorri R Gibbons, Atul A Gawande, Sara J Singer, Alex B Haynes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the perception of safety of surgical practice among operating room (OR) personnel is associated with hospital-level 30-day postoperative death. BACKGROUND: The relationship between improvements in the safety of surgical practice and benefits to postoperative outcomes has not been demonstrated empirically. METHODS: As part of the Safe Surgery 2015: South Carolina initiative, a baseline survey measuring the perception of safety of surgical practice among OR personnel was completed...
October 2017: Annals of Surgery
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