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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908485/managing-fluid-and-electrolyte-disorders-in-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Cathy Langston
Because of the role of the kidneys in maintaining homeostasis in the body, kidney disease leads to derangements of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. The most effective therapy of a uremic crisis is careful management of fluid balance, which involves thoughtful assessment of hydration, a fluid treatment plan personalized for the specific patient, and repeated and frequent reassessment of fluid and electrolyte balance. Disorders of sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus are commonly encountered in kidney disease and some may be life-threatening...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907966/getting-rid-of-weakness-in-the-icu-an-updated-approach-to-the-acute-management-of-myasthenia-gravis-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Alexis A Lizarraga, Karlo J Lizarraga, Michael Benatar
After prompt diagnosis, severe myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) usually require management in the intensive care unit. In the myasthenic patient, recognition of precipitating factors is paramount, and frequent monitoring of bulbar, upper airway, and/or respiratory muscle strength is needed to identify impending myasthenic crisis. Noninvasive ventilation can be attempted prior to intubation and mechanical ventilation in the setting of respiratory failure. Cholinesterase inhibitors should be discontinued, but resumed prior to extubation, and steroid dosage could be increased once the airway is secured...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906718/anesthesia-for-nonintubated-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery
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Hiroshi Sunaga, Justin D Blasberg, Paul M Heerdt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses primarily on nonintubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (NIVATS), and discusses advantages, indications, anesthetic techniques, and approaches to intraoperative crisis management. RECENT FINDINGS: Advancements in endoscopic, endovascular, and robotic techniques have expanded the range of surgical procedures that can be performed in a minimally invasive fashion. For thoracic operations in particular, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has largely replaced traditional thoracotomy, and continued technical development has made surgical access into the pleural space even less disruptive...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903023/-adrenal-insufficiency
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Stephanie Burger-Stritt, Stefanie Hahner
Even under established replacement therapy, chronic adrenal insufficiency is associated with an impairment in daily life activities and a higher number of sick-days. In patients with individually adjusted glucocorticoid doses (avoiding over-replacement) the frequency of glucocorticoid side effects is low. Besides the standard treatment with conventional hydrocortisone, new formulas aiming at more adjusted physiological circadian cortisol profiles or improved individual dosing have been evaluated in recent clinical trials...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902153/nurse-led-medicines-monitoring-a-study-examining-the-effects-of-the-west-wales-adverse-drug-reaction-profile
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Richard Jones, Christopher Moyle, Sue Jordan
Aim The physical health of people with mental health conditions is often suboptimal, and in many cases this may be related to their prescription medicines. One issue is that patients are monitored inconsistently for adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The aim of this study was to explore whether the nurse-led West Wales Adverse Drug Reaction (WWADR) Profile for Mental Health Medicines could improve recognition and management of ADRs in a crisis resolution home treatment service. Method The WWADR Profile was implemented in addition to usual care, in a one-group 'before and after' comparison study (n=20)...
November 30, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901352/the-social-amplification-of-haze-related-risks-on-the-internet
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Mark Chong, Murphy Choy
This study explores the implications of the digital network society for public health communication and management through an empirical study on communication related to the transboundary haze crisis in Singapore. Using the Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF), the authors applied sentiment and thematic analysis on haze-related posts on an online discussion forum (HardwareZone) and a social networking site (Facebook), and to haze-related articles in The Straits Times (a newspaper). The study shows that the medium matters in social amplification of risk: Facebook had an effect on the amplification of emotions, while HardwareZone and The Straits Times did not...
November 30, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899338/high-touch-and-high-tech-ht2-proposal-transforming-patient-engagement-throughout-the-continuum-of-care-by-engaging-patients-with-portal-technology-at-the-bedside
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Ann Scheck McAlearney, Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Alison M Aldrich, Daniel M Walker, Milisa K Rizer, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce, Timothy R Huerta
BACKGROUND: For patients with complex care needs, engagement in disease management activities is critical. Chronic illnesses touch almost every person in the United States. The costs are real, personal, and pervasive. In response, patients often seek tools to help them manage their health. Patient portals, personal health records tethered to an electronic health record, show promise as tools that patients value and that can improve health. Although patient portals currently focus on the outpatient experience, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) has deployed a portal designed specifically for the inpatient experience that is connected to the ambulatory patient portal available after discharge...
November 29, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894320/successful-malaria-elimination-in-the-ecuador-peru-border-region-epidemiology-and-lessons-learned
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Lyndsay K Krisher, Jesse Krisher, Mariano Ambuludi, Ana Arichabala, Efrain Beltrán-Ayala, Patricia Navarrete, Tania Ordoñez, Mark E Polhemus, Fernando Quintana, Rosemary Rochford, Mercy Silva, Juan Bazo, Anna M Stewart-Ibarra
BACKGROUND: In recent years, malaria (Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum) has been successfully controlled in the Ecuador-Peru coastal border region. The aim of this study was to document this control effort and to identify the best practices and lessons learned that are applicable to malaria control and to other vector-borne diseases. A proximal outcome evaluation was conducted of the robust elimination programme in El Oro Province, Ecuador, and the Tumbes Region, Peru. Data collection efforts included a series of workshops with local public health experts who played central roles in the elimination effort, review of epidemiological records from Ministries of Health, and a review of national policy documents...
November 28, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890073/switching-to-nilotinib-versus-imatinib-dose-escalation-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia-in-chronic-phase-with-suboptimal-response-to-imatinib-lasor-a-randomised-open-label-trial
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Jorge E Cortes, Carmino Antonio De Souza, Manuel Ayala, Jose Luis Lopez, Eduardo Bullorsky, Sandip Shah, Xiaojun Huang, K Govind Babu, Kudrat Abdulkadyrov, José Salvador Rodrigues de Oliveira, Zhi-Xiang Shen, Tomasz Sacha, Israel Bendit, Zhizhou Liang, Tina Owugah, Tomasz Szczudlo, Sadhvi Khanna, Rafik Fellague-Chebra, Philipp D le Coutre
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase with suboptimal cytogenetic response remains undetermined. This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of switching to nilotinib vs imatinib dose escalation for patients with suboptimal cytogenetic response on imatinib. METHODS: We did a phase 3, open-label, randomised trial in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase with suboptimal cytogenetic response to imatinib according to the 2009 European LeukemiaNet criteria, in Latin America, Europe, and Asia (59 hospitals and care centres in 12 countries)...
December 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889623/training-needs-of-clinical-nurses-at-an-university-hospital-in-turkey
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Emine Kol, Emine İlaslan, Mehtap Turkay
The learning needs of clinical nurses should be determined and evaluated at regular intervals for evaluate the continuity and the efficiency of education. The descriptive study was conducted to determine the training needs of nurses working in an educational hospital between February 1st 2012 and May 1st 2012. It was determined that, among the training topics related to patient care, those demanded the most were cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, fluid-electrolyte balance, safe drug administration and wound Care...
November 16, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880985/daily-pain-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-different-perspective
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Charlotte F J van Tuijn, Joep W R Sins, Karin Fijnvandraat, Bart J Biemond
Previous reports demonstrated that patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) experience pain on more than half of the observed days. Yet, these high incidences do not seem to match observations in our population. In this prospective cohort study we aimed to assess the frequency and characteristics of daily, self-reported pain among adult SCD patients in the Netherlands. Consecutive patients were enrolled during routine outpatient visits and followed up to 6 months. A total of 55 patients completed 5 982 diary observation days...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878123/two-validated-ways-of-improving-the-ability-of-decision-making-in-emergencies-results-from-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Amir Khorram-Manesh, Johan Berlin, Eric Carlström
The aim of the current review wasto study the existing knowledge about decision-making and to identify and describe validated training tools.A comprehensive literature review was conducted by using the following keywords: decision-making, emergencies, disasters, crisis management, training, exercises, simulation, validated, real-time, command and control, communication, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary in combination or as an isolated word. Two validated training systems developed in Sweden, 3 level collaboration (3LC) and MacSim, were identified and studied in light of the literature review in order to identify how decision-making can be trained...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877063/copd-patients-medical-care-and-support-in-greece-during-financial-crisis
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George Mitonas, Alexia Juvana, Zoe Daniil, Chryssa Hatzoglou, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
BACKGROUND: The need to follow a multidisciplinary strategy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management and rehabilitation in community settings in Greece raises significant questions, given the severe austerity measures being imposed at present. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical profile of patients with COPD along with the care provided in rural community settings in Greece. METHODS: Two primary health care centers and 200 newly diagnosed patients over a 12-month period were involved in the study...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869506/testing-a-model-of-functional-impairment-in-telephone-crisis-support-workers
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Taneile A Kitchingman, Coralie J Wilson, Peter Caputi, Ian Wilson, Alan Woodward
BACKGROUND: It is well known that helping professionals experience functional impairment related to elevated symptoms of psychological distress as a result of frequent empathic engagement with distressed others. Whether telephone crisis support workers are impacted in a similar way is not currently reported in the literature. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of factors contributing to functional impairment in telephone crisis support workers...
November 21, 2016: Crisis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869039/the-role-of-rs1984112_g-at-cd36-gene-in-increasing-reticulocyte-level-among-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Miniar Kalai, Marwa Dridi, Leila Chaouch, Imen Moumni, Houyem Ouragini, Imen Darragi, Imen Boudrigua, Dorra Chaouachi, Fethi Mellouli, Mohamed Bejaoui, Salem Abbes
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Mediators of adhesion become a potential new target for pharmacological therapy to struggle the complications of sickle cell disease (SCD). Several mechanisms for increased adherence have been postulated and the well-studied are CD36 and VLA4 which encoded by ITGA4. Herein, we sought to determine whether one polymorphism of CD36 namely: rs1984112 and three exons of ITGA4 (4, 5, and 6) are implicated in hemolytic status and clinical events among SCD Tunisian patients...
November 20, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866856/free-tissue-transfer-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-considerations-for-multi-disciplinary-peri-operative-management
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REVIEW
Lilli Cooper, Rohit Seth, Elizabeth Rhodes, Mohammed Alousi, Bran Sivakumar
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an increasingly common condition in the UK. The safety of free tissue transfer in these patients is controversial, and no specific guidelines exist. The aim of this paper is to create recommendations for the plastic surgical multidisciplinary team for use in the assessment and management of SCD patients undergoing free tissue transfer and reconstruction. METHOD: A literature review was performed in PubMed of 'sickle [TiAb] AND plast* adj3 surg*...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862762/tenofovir-stock-shortages-have-limited-impact-on-clinic-and-patient-level-hiv-treatment-outcomes-in-public-sector-clinics-in-south-africa
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Alana T Brennan, Jacob Bor, Mary-Ann Davies, Francesca Conradie, Mhairi Maskew, Lawrence Long, Ian Sanne, Matthew P Fox
OBJECTIVE: Using data from four public-sector clinics in South Africa we sought to investigate provider and patient level outcomes, to understand how the 2012 tenofovir stock shortage affected the HIV care and monitoring of ART patients. METHODS: Prospective cohort analysis of ART-naïve, non-pregnant, HIV-infected patients >18 years initiating first-line ART between July 1, 2011-March 31, 2013. Linear regression was used for all outcomes (number of ART initiates, days between pharmacy visits, transfers, single drug substitutions, treatment interruptions, missed pharmacy visits, loss to follow-up and elevated viral load)...
November 11, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855238/adrenal-crisis-secondary-to-bilateral-adrenal-haemorrhage-after-hemicolectomy
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Anthony Logaraj, Venessa H M Tsang, Shahrir Kabir, Julian C Y Ip
: Adrenal haemorrhage is a rare cause of adrenal crisis, which requires rapid diagnosis, prompt initiation of parenteral hydrocortisone and haemodynamic monitoring to avoid hypotensive crises. We herein describe a case of bilateral adrenal haemorrhage after hemicolectomy in a 93-year-old female with high-grade colonic adenocarcinoma. This patient's post-operative recovery was complicated by an acute hypotensive episode, hypoglycaemia and syncope, and subsequent computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral adrenal haemorrhage...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853854/-dissemination-of-psychotherapy-modules-for-traumatized-refugees-experience-gained-from-trauma-work-in-crisis-and-conflict-regions
#19
T Elbert, S Wilker, M Schauer, F Neuner
With each additional accumulative exposure to severe and traumatic stressors, the likelihood of developing mental health problems and physical diseases increases. Displaced individuals have usually experienced a number of serious threats to health due to organized violence in their home country or attacks during the flight. Frequently, domestic violence adds additional strain to the stressors experienced. The resulting impairments in psychosocial functioning reduce the resources needed for social adjustment and integration...
November 16, 2016: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851493/1858-intravenous-ketamine-for-refractory-sickle-cell-pain-crisis-management-in-the-medical-icu
#20
Aesha Jobanputra, Deepali Dixit, Sabiha Hussain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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