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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077058/imaging-investigations-before-referral-to-a-sarcoma-center-delay-the-final-diagnosis-of-musculoskeletal-sarcoma
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Heidi Buvarp Dyrop, Peter Vedsted, Mathias Rædkjær, Akmal Safwat, Johnny Keller
Background and purpose - The use of point-of-care or local investigations before referral to specialist sarcoma centers as part of a fast-track diagnostic pathway varies, and may affect the time to diagnosis. We wanted to investigate differences in time intervals and proportion of malignancy in patients who were referred after initial diagnostic investigations were performed locally and in patients who were referred without these investigations. Patients and methods - We included 545 consecutive patients who were referred to Aarhus Sarcoma Center for suspected musculoskeletal sarcoma...
January 12, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057392/primary-retroperitoneal-soft-tissue-sarcoma-imaging-appearances-pitfalls-and-diagnostic-algorithm
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C Messiou, E Moskovic, D Vanel, C Morosi, R Benchimol, D Strauss, A Miah, H Douis, W van Houdt, S Bonvalot
Although retroperitoneal sarcomas are rare tumours, they can be encountered by a wide variety of clinicians as they can be incidental findings on imaging or present with non specific symptoms and signs. Surgical resection can offer hope of cure and patient outcomes are improved when patients are managed in high-volume specialist centers. Failure to recognize retroperitoneal sarcomas on imaging can lead to inappropriate management in inexperienced centers. Therefore it is critical that a diagnosis of retroperitoneal sarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a retroperitoneal mass with prompt referral to a soft tissue sarcoma unit...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056819/quality-of-care-assessment-and-improvement-in-aortic-stenosis-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-registry-impulse
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Norbert Frey, Richard P Steeds, Antonio Serra, Eberhard Schulz, Stephan Baldus, Matthias Lutz, Christiane Pohlmann, Jana Kurucova, Peter Bramlage, David Messika-Zeitoun
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a common, serious valve disease in which no effective medical therapy is available and, if not treated by intervention, has a 5-year survival of only 40-60%. Despite the availability of guidelines supporting the effective use of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to treat the majority of these patients, adherence to these guidelines in clinical practice is still unsatisfactory. Several recent studies have emphasised the necessity for improved communication between multidisciplinary teams, with the aim to ensure that severe AS patients receive appropriate treatment...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039845/midwives-perceptions-and-experiences-of-caring-for-women-who-experience-perinatal-mental-health-problems-an-integrative-review
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Maria Noonan, Owen Doody, Julie Jomeen, Rose Galvin
BACKGROUND: perinatal mental health is an important public health issue and consideration must be given to care provision for effective support and care of women in the perinatal period. AIM: to synthesise primary research on midwives' perceived role in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH). DESIGN: integrative review. METHODS: Whittemore and Knafl's (2005) framework was employed. A systematic search of the literature was completed...
December 12, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039421/what-is-an-attenuated-psychotic-symptom-on-the-importance-of-the-context
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Paolo Fusar-Poli, Andrea Raballo, Josef Parnas
Attenuated psychotic symptoms (APS) are the key criteria to identify the individuals at enhanced risk of developing psychotic disorders. Competing clinicians-rated or self-rated psychometric instruments can also be used to detect APS, which makes it difficult to interpret their actual clinical significance. This article summarizes the empirical differences between the clinicians-rated and self-rated interviews and explores the impact of the context (referral pathways, settings, and assessment procedures) on the clinical significance of the APS...
December 30, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026983/comprehensive-diagnostic-assessment-of-health-status-of-patients-with-asthma-or-copd-a-delphi-panel-study-among-dutch-experts
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Edmée F M M van den Akker, Alex J Van't Hul, Erwin Birnie, Niels H Chavannes, Maureen P M H Rutten-van Mölken, Johannes C C M In't Veen
A comprehensive diagnostic assessment is needed to improve understanding of the health status of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma. Therefore, this study investigated which components and subsequent instruments should be part of a holistic assessment in secondary care. We also explored which data need to be exchanged for an adequate transfer of patients between primary and secondary care, and vice versa. A cross-sectional Web-based survey was conducted among Dutch healthcare professionals using a Delphi-like procedure; these included professionals working in primary or secondary care, medical advisors of health insurance companies and patients' representatives...
December 27, 2016: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024933/a-preoperative-multimarker-approach-to-evaluate-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Tone B Enger, Hilde Pleym, Roar Stenseth, Guri Greiff, Alexander Wahba, Vibeke Videm
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a multimarker strategy combining preoperative biomarkers representing distinct pathophysiologic pathways enhances preoperative risk assessment of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery (CSA-AKI) and increases knowledge of underlying pathogenesis. DESIGN: Prospective, cohort study. SETTING: Single-center tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 1,015 adults undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007051/the-effect-of-standardised-cancer-pathways-on-danish-cancer-patients-dissatisfaction-with-waiting-time
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Trine Louise Dahl, Peter Vedsted, Henry Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Standardised cancer patient pathways (CPPs) were implemented in Denmark in 2008 to reduce the waiting time during the diagnostic process and hereby improve patient satisfaction. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patient-reported dissatisfaction with long waiting times has changed from "before" to "after" the implementation of CPPs. METHODS: We conducted a comparative cohort study by comparing the patient-reported dissatisfaction with long waiting time before (2004/2005) and after (2010) CPP implementation...
January 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997005/-urgent-hospitalization-of-the-cancer-patient-problems-and-opportunity
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Gianmauro Numico, Maura Rossi
Cancer patients are frequently subject to non programmed access to the emergency department or to the oncological services. The main underlying needs are disease-related symptoms, treatment-related toxicity and end-of-life issues. Sudden events frequently change the trajectory of the disease and ask for rapid changes of cancer care. Hospital admission is frequently an unavoidable step in clinical history, especially in the last months of life. While an improvement in symptoms management and a tighter patients' control could prevent from the unexpected worsening of clinical conditions, oncologists and emergency physicians are called to a strict cooperation...
December 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996993/-referral-to-cardiac-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-in-italy
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Anna Scaglione, Claudia Panzarino, Anna Torri, Monica Tavanelli, Anastasia Toccafondi, Bruno Bordoni, Maurizio Ferratini
In recent years, the lack of heart donors caused an increase in the proportion of patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The clinical complexity of these devices requires a multidisciplinary approach to be extended after hospital discharge. The lack of shared care pathways for these patients may result in an impairment of both of short- and long-term results. Available data show that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves physical performance and quality of life. Notwithstanding this, there is a lack of information about its effects on mortality, hospitalizations and major complications...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994809/diabetic-retinopathy-clinical-practice-guidelines-customized-for-iranian-population
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Zhale Rajavi, Sare Safi, Mohammad Ali Javadi, Mohsen Azarmina, Siamak Moradian, Morteza Entezari, Ramin Nourinia, Hamid Ahmadieh, Armin Shirvani, Saeid Shahraz, Alireza Ramezani, Mohammad Hossein Dehghan, Mohsen Shahsavari, Masoud Soheilian, Homayoun Nikkhah, Hossein Ziaei, Hasan Behboudi, Fereydoun Farrahi, Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Mohammad Mehdi Parvaresh, Hamid Fesharaki, Majid Abrishami, Nasser Shoeibi, Mansour Rahimi, Alireza Javadzadeh, Reza Karkhaneh, Mohammad Riazi-Esfahani, Masoud Reza Manaviat, Alireza Maleki, Bahareh Kheiri, Faegheh Golbafian
PURPOSE: To customize clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for management of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the Iranian population. METHODS: Three DR CPGs (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2013, American Academy of Ophthalmology [Preferred Practice Pattern 2012], and Australian Diabetes Society 2008) were selected from the literature using the AGREE tool. Clinical questions were designed and summarized into four tables by the customization team. The components of the clinical questions along with pertinent recommendations extracted from the above-mentioned CPGs; details of the supporting articles and their levels of evidence; clinical recommendations considering clinical benefits, cost and side effects; and revised recommendations based on customization capability (applicability, acceptability, external validity) were recorded in 4 tables, respectively...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981791/the-role-of-imaging-in-the-surveillance-and-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-cancer
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REVIEW
Gurjeet Dulku, Ravinder Dhillon, Mark Goodwin, Wendy Cheng, Nick Kontorinis, Richard Mendelson
A decision support tool has been developed as part of a suite of on-line evidence-based and consensus-based guidelines Diagnostic imaging Pathways (DIP): www.imagingpathways.health.wa.gov.au) in the form of an algorithmic flow chart with supporting evidence and consensus to inform referrers to diagnostic imaging and radiologists as to the optimum strategy for surveillance and diagnosis of primary hepatocellular cancer (HCC) in those patients with risk factors of this disease. A literature review, including reference to several international consensus-based expert guidelines, has been employed to develop this tool...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941041/advances-in-the-recognition-and-management-of-hereditary-cancer
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Anju Kulkarni, Helena Carley
INTRODUCTION: Constitutional mutations in genes controlling DNA repair, cell-cycle regulation and cell apoptosis can determine an individual's tendency to develop cancer. Hereditary cancer predisposition syndromes present with multiple cancers at a young age and underlie a significant burden of morbidity and mortality. Recent advances in the recognition and management of hereditary cancer will be illustrated with specific examples of developments in diagnosis and treatment. SOURCES OF DATA: Key recent published literature...
December 2016: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941039/targeted-response-an-exploration-of-why-ambulance-services-find-government-targets-particularly-challenging
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Mark Durham, Mark Faulkner, Charles Deakin
INTRODUCTION OR BACKGROUND: Ambulance services have historically found their targets particularly challenging. This article explores some areas of this multifaceted problem. SOURCES OF DATA: Research articles, government publications and published audit data. AREAS OF AGREEMENT: Demand is increasing in many areas of healthcare, but whilst hospitals saw a 7% increase in demand in recent times, ambulance services saw nearly double that. The services ambulance trusts provide have evolved from that of a transport service to that of a mobile health provider, and they have become victims of their own success...
December 2016: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939009/-care-pathways-before-diagnosis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-malignancies
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Sarah Tatencloux, Véronique Mosseri, Solesne Papillard-Maréchal, Bettina Mesples, Beatrice Pellegrino, Marie Belloy, Irene Jimènez, Nathalie Algret, Dominique Levy, Jean Michon, Daniel Orbach
OBJECTIVE: to describe medical care pathways between first symptoms and first oncologic consultation in children and adolescents with solid cancers in order to analyze a possible relationship between delayed diagnosis and its potential consequences. METHODS: Retrospective study on patients aged less than 25 years at first consultation in the oncology department of pediatric, adolescent and young adult in Institut Curie during one year. Were collected data on cancer characteristics, components of care pathways, and sociodemographic parents' characteristics...
December 7, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933580/headache-service-quality-evaluation-of-quality-indicators-in-14-specialist-care-centres
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Sara Schramm, Derya Uluduz, Raquel Gil Gouveia, Rigmor Jensen, Aksel Siva, Ugur Uygunoglu, Giorgadze Gvantsa, Maka Mania, Mark Braschinsky, Elena Filatova, Nina Latysheva, Vera Osipova, Kirill Skorobogatykh, Julia Azimova, Andreas Straube, Ozan Emre Eren, Paolo Martelletti, Valerio De Angelis, Andrea Negro, Mattias Linde, Knut Hagen, Aleksandra Radojicic, Jasna Zidverc-Trajkovic, Ana Podgorac, Koen Paemeleire, Annelien De Pue, Christian Lampl, Timothy J Steiner, Zaza Katsarava
BACKGROUND: The study was a collaboration between Lifting The Burden (LTB) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). Its aim was to evaluate the implementation of quality indicators for headache care Europe-wide in specialist headache centres (level-3 according to the EHF/LTB standard). METHODS: Employing previously-developed instruments in 14 such centres, we made enquiries, in each, of health-care providers (doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists) and 50 patients, and analysed the medical records of 50 other patients...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926560/using-modified-frailty-index-to-predict-safe-discharge-within-48-hours-of-ileostomy-closure
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Yuxiang Wen, Murad A Jabir, Eslam M G Dosokey, Dongjin Choi, Clayton C Petro, Justin T Brady, Scott R Steele, Conor P Delaney
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery pathways allow for safe discharge and optimal outcomes within 48 hours after ileostomy closure. Unfortunately, some patients undergoing ileostomy closure have prolonged hospital stays. We have shown previously that the Modified Frailty Index can help predict patients who will fail early discharge after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to use the Modified Frailty Index to identify patients who were safe for early discharge after ileostomy closure...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924740/so-let-me-find-my-way-whatever-it-will-cost-me-rather-than-leaving-myself-in-darkness-experiences-of-glaucoma-in-nigeria
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Fatima Kyari, Clare I Chandler, Martha Martin, Clare E Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Blindness from glaucoma is associated with socio-economic deprivation, presumed to reflect poor access to care and poor adherence to treatment. OBJECTIVES: To determine why people with glaucoma are presenting late for treatment and to understand access to glaucoma care. Additionally, we sought to identify what patients and the community know, do and think about the condition and why the poor are the most affected with glaucoma blindness. DESIGN: Study participants were from four communities and two hospitals in Abuja-FCT and Kaduna State, Nigeria...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905074/community-pharmacist-perceptions-of-delivering-post-hospital-discharge-medicines-use-reviews-for-elderly-patients
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Paul Rutter, Helen Ramsbottom, Ray Fitzpatrick
Background The UK's Department of Health has recommended that formal communication channels between hospital and community pharmacy should be established so that post discharge Medicines Use Reviews (dMUR) become an integral part of the medicines pathway. Objective To investigate the perspective of community pharmacists on the usefulness of dMUR referrals from hospital, the suitability of patients referred and overall views on the service. Method Self-completed survey distributed to 21 community pharmacists who had received referrals from the hospital during a 9-month randomized controlled feasibility study...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903664/practical-considerations-for-therapies-targeting-the-prostacyclin-pathway
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REVIEW
Harrison W Farber, Wendy Gin-Sing
Therapies that target the prostacyclin pathway play a key role in the treatment of both early- and late-stage pulmonary arterial hypertension, and provide significant clinical benefits for patients. A number of agents have been approved, which are administered via intravenous, subcutaneous, inhaled or oral routes. The use of these therapies is associated with practical challenges, relating to the need for up-titration and their routes of administration. We discuss here a number of measures that can be taken to support patients and healthcare professionals in order to address the complexities of using these therapies and to encourage compliance...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
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