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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527637/the-state-of-shared-decision-making-in-malaysia
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Yew Kong Lee, Chirk Jenn Ng
Shared decision making (SDM) activities in Malaysia began around 2010. Although the concept is not widespread, there are opportunities to implement SDM in both the public and private healthcare sectors. Malaysia has a multicultural society and cultural components (such as language differences, medical paternalism, strong family involvement, religious beliefs and complementary medicine) influence medical decision making. In terms of policy, the Ministry of Health has increasingly mentioned patient-centered care as a component of healthcare delivery while the Malaysian Medical Council's guidelines on doctors' duties mentioned collaborative partnerships as a goal of doctor-patient relationships...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527478/-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-satisfaction-with-amplification-in-daily-life-scale-for-european-portuguese
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Luis Roque Dos Reis, Mariana Donato, Rita Sousa, Pedro Escada
INTRODUCTION: The scale Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life uses a simple and easily administered questionnaire to evaluate the adaptation of individuals to their hearing aids. The objective of this study is to validate the scale for European Portuguese speakers, by means of translation and cultural adaptation of the questionnaire. The study includes an evaluation of reproducibility and a description of the results of the administration of the questionnaire to patients fitted with hearing aids...
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526423/pseudoparalysis-a-systematic-review-of-term-definitions-treatment-approaches-and-outcomes-of-management-techniques
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REVIEW
John M Tokish, Thomas C Alexander, Michael J Kissenberth, Richard J Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Pseudoparalysis remains one of the most challenging conditions in shoulder surgery. Long thought of as an unsolvable problem, recent advances in surgical techniques offer potential return of overhead motion in the setting of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. This article summarizes the available literature including existing definitions and the results of different treatment approaches regarding range of motion, outcome scores, and reversal. METHODS: In accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, a systematic review of the MEDLINE database, Cochrane database, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and Google Scholar database was performed for studies that defined a preoperative shoulder group as having pseudoparalysis...
June 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521741/the-rainfall-plot-its-motivation-characteristics-and-pitfalls
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Diana Domanska, Daniel Vodák, Christin Lund-Andersen, Stefania Salvatore, Eivind Hovig, Geir Kjetil Sandve
BACKGROUND: A visualization referred to as rainfall plot has recently gained popularity in genome data analysis. The plot is mostly used for illustrating the distribution of somatic cancer mutations along a reference genome, typically aiming to identify mutation hotspots. In general terms, the rainfall plot can be seen as a scatter plot showing the location of events on the x-axis versus the distance between consecutive events on the y-axis. Despite its frequent use, the motivation for applying this particular visualization and the appropriateness of its usage have never been critically addressed in detail...
May 18, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520610/candidates-for-inclusion-in-a-universal-antiretroviral-regimen-dolutegravir
#5
Pedro Cahn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review addresses the role of dolutegravir (DTG) in first-line therapy. In the era of test and treat, where United Nations AIDS Program and WHO have set the ambitious targets of 90/90/90, new efficacious, well tolerated, and simple therapeutic options are needed. RECENT FINDINGS: DTG has been tested in large clinical trials in treatment-naïve patients, showing noninferiority to raltegravir and superiority compared with efavirenz and ritonavir-boosted darunavir, respectively...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516158/a-management-algorithm-for-mitomycin-c-induced-cystitis
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Amy N Luckenbaugh, Rory M Marks, David C Miller, Alon Z Weizer, John T Stoffel, Jeffrey S Montgomery
Background/Objective: A post-bladder tumor resection dose of MMC can reduce non-invasive papillary (pTa) bladder cancer recurrences by up to 40%; this treatment is recommended in both the AUA and EUA non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer guidelines. A common complication of this treatment is eosinophilic cystitis. Symptoms range from mild urinary frequency and urgency to debilitating pain and dysuria. Currently, there is no established treatment algorithm for MMC-induced cystitis. Methods: Members of the Urologic Surgery Quality Collaborative (USQC), a group composed of over 160 private and academic urologists, met to discuss the management of patients with cystitis following MMC therapy...
April 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507638/antibiotic-utilization-in-pediatric-hospitalized-patients-a-single-center-study
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Hasime Qorraj Bytyqi, Rexhep Hoxha, Elton Bahtiri, Valon Krasniqi, Shaip Krasniqi
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in paediatrics. In most cases, antibiotics are started on an empirical basis, without proof of a bacterial infection, either before the start of therapy or afterwards. AIM: The main objective of this study was to analyse the consumption of antibiotics in hospitalised paediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study investigated the consumption of antimicrobials in defined daily doses (DDDs according to the Anatomical Therapeutical Chemical/DDD index) in Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and Nephrology Departments at Pediatric Clinic of the tertiary hospital...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498179/improving-retention-in-care-among-pregnant-women-and-mothers-living-with-hiv-lessons-from-inspire-and-implications-for-future-who-guidance-and-monitoring
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Nigel C Rollins, Shaffiq M Essajee, Nita Bellare, Meg Doherty, Gottfried O Hirnschall
Identifying women living with HIV, initiating them on lifelong antiretroviral treatment (ART), and retaining them in care are among the important challenges facing this generation of health care managers and public health researchers. Implementation research attempts to solve a wide range of implementation problems by trying to understand and work within real-world conditions to find solutions that have a measureable impact on the outcomes of interest. Implementation research is distinct from clinical research in many ways yet demands similar standards of conceptual thinking and discipline to generate robust evidence that can be, to some extent, generalized to inform policy and service delivery...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497132/three-generations-of-zirconia-%C3%A2-from-veneered-to-monolithic-part-ii
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Bogna Stawarczyk, Christin Keul, Marlis Eichberger, David Figge, Daniel Edelhoff, Nina Lümkemann
This article presents the historical development of the different generations of zirconia and their range of indications, from veneered to monolithic zirconia restorations. While Part I concentrated on detailed information about the development of zirconia for dental use and the mechanical and optical properties, Part II deals with the resulting guidelines for working with the relevant generations by summarizing the correct cementation procedure. Furthermore, this part also focuses on translucency measurements for better characterization and understanding of the different materials...
2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495918/bone-marrow-morphology-is-a-strong-discriminator-between-chronic-eosinophilic-leukemia-not-otherwise-specified-from-reactive-idiopathic-hypereosinophilic-syndrome
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Sa A Wang, Robert P Hasserjian, Wayne Tam, Albert G Tsai, Julia T Geyer, Tracy I George, Kathryn Foucar, Heesun J Rogers, Eric D Hsi, Bryan A Rea, Adam Bagg, Carlos Bueso-Ramos C, Daniel A Arber, Srdan Verstovsek, Attilio Orazi
Chronic eosinophilic leukemia, not otherwise specified can be difficult to distinguish from idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome according to the current World Health Organization guideline. To examine if BM morphological features might aid in the differential diagnosis of these two entities, we studied a total of 139 patients with a diagnosis of chronic eosinophilic leukemia, not otherwise specified (n=17) or idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (n=122). As a group, abnormal BM morphological features, resembling myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasm or myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm were identified in 40/139 (27%) patients, 16(94%) chronic eosinophilic leukemia and 24 (20%) hypereosinophilic syndrome...
May 11, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495584/food-effects-in-paediatric-medicines-development-for-products-co-administered-with-food
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Hannah Batchelor, Ann Marie Kaukonen, Sandra Klein, Barbara Davit, Rob Ju, Robert Ternik, Tycho Heimbach, Wen Lin, Jian Wang, David Storey
A small amount of food is commonly used to aid administration of medicines to children to improve palatability and/or swallowability. However the impact of this co-administered food on the absorption and subsequent pharmacokinetic profile of the drug is unknown. Existing information on food effects is limited to standard protocols used to evaluate the impact of a high fat meal in an adult population using the adult medication. In the absence of a substantial body of data, there are no specific guidelines available during development of paediatric products relating to low volumes of potentially low calorie food...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490376/the-effects-of-clinical-supervision-on-supervisees-and-patients-in-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-a-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Sven Alfonsson, Åsa Spännargård, Thomas Parling, Gerhard Andersson, Tobias Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Clinical supervision by a senior therapist is a very common practice in psychotherapist training and psychiatric care settings. Though clinical supervision is advocated by most educational and governing institutions, the effects of clinical supervision on the supervisees' competence, e.g., attitudes, behaviors, and skills, as well as on treatment outcomes and other patient variables are debated and largely unknown. Evidence-based practice is advocated in clinical settings but has not yet been fully implemented in educational or clinical training settings...
May 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489819/predictive-compound-accumulation-rules-yield-a-broad-spectrum-antibiotic
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Michelle F Richter, Bryon S Drown, Andrew P Riley, Alfredo Garcia, Tomohiro Shirai, Riley L Svec, Paul J Hergenrother
Most small molecules are unable to rapidly traverse the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria and accumulate inside these cells, making the discovery of much-needed drugs against these pathogens challenging. Current understanding of the physicochemical properties that dictate small-molecule accumulation in Gram-negative bacteria is largely based on retrospective analyses of antibacterial agents, which suggest that polarity and molecular weight are key factors. Here we assess the ability of over 180 diverse compounds to accumulate in Escherichia coli...
May 10, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489152/evaluation-of-computer-generated-guidelines-for-companions-of-paediatric-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Vagner José Lopes, Marcos Augusto Hochuli Shmeil
Objective: To compare computer-generated guidelines with and without the use of a Clinical Decision Support System - Oncology Care and Healthcare for Chemotherapy Patients, for the caregivers of children undergoing chemotherapy. Methods: This is a descriptive, evaluative, and quantitative study conducted at a paediatrics hospital in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, from December 2015 to January 2016. The sample consisted of 58 participants divided into two groups: Group 1, without the aid of software, and Group 2, with the aid of the software...
April 27, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486519/changes-in-body-mass-index-and-hemoglobin-concentration-in-breastfeeding-women-living-with-hiv-with-a-cd4-count-over-350-results-from-4-african-countries-the-anrs-12174-trial
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Eric Nagaonlé Somé, Ingunn M S Engebretsen, Nicolas Nagot, Nicolas Y Meda, Roselyne Vallo, Chipepo Kankasa, James K Tumwine, Mandisa Singata, Justus G Hofmeyr, Philippe Van de Perre, Thorkild Tylleskär
INTRODUCTION: Breastfeeding is recommended for infants born to HIV-infected women in low-income settings. Both breastfeeding and HIV-infection are energy demanding. Our objective was to explore how exclusive and predominant breastfeeding changes body mass index (BMI) among breastfeeding HIV1-positive women participating in the ANRS12174 trial (clinical trial no NCT0064026). METHODS: HIV-positive women (n = 1 267) with CD4 count >350, intending to breastfeed HIV-negative infants were enrolled from Burkina Faso, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia and counselled on breastfeeding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480249/a-proposed-new-classification-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-modeled-on-the-subset-of-diabetic-foot-infection
#16
REVIEW
Benjamin A Lipsky, Michael H Silverman, Warren S Joseph
Schemes for classifying skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) pose limitations for clinicians and regulatory agencies. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are a subset of SSTIs. We developed and are proposing a classification to harmonize current schemes for SSTIs and DFIs. Existing schemes for classifying SSTIs are limited in both their usefulness to clinicians and to regulatory agencies. The guidelines on SSTI from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration do not adequately address many types of wound infections...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479634/clinical-management-of-children-with-fever-a-cross-sectional-study-of-quality-of-care-in-rural-zambia
#17
Karsten Lunze, Godfrey Biemba, J Joseph Lawrence, William B MacLeod, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Kebby Musokotwane, Toyin Ajayi, Simon Mutembo, Chilunga Puta, Duncan Earle, Rick Steketee, Davidson H Hamer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current practices and standards of evaluation and treatment of childhood febrile illness in Southern Province, Zambia. METHODS: From November to December 2013, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of facilities and health workers and we observed the health workers' interactions with febrile children and their caregivers. The facility survey recorded level of staffing, health services provided by the facility, availability and adequacy of medical equipment, availability of basic drugs and supplies and availability of treatment charts and guidelines...
May 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479133/gender-confirmation-surgery-guiding-principles
#18
REVIEW
Loren S Schechter, Salvatore D'Arpa, Mimis N Cohen, Ervin Kocjancic, Karel E Y Claes, Stan Monstrey
BACKGROUND: At this time, no formal training or educational programs exist for surgeons or surgery residents interested in performing gender confirmation surgeries. AIM: To propose guiding principles designed to aid with the development of formal surgical training programs focused on gender confirmation surgery. METHODS: We use expert opinion to provide a "first of its kind" framework for training surgeons to care for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473092/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-pulmonary-hypertension
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Arlene Sirajuddin, Edwin F Donnelly, Traves P Crabtree, Travis S Henry, Mark D Iannettoni, Geoffrey B Johnson, Ella A Kazerooni, Fabien Maldonado, Kathryn M Olsen, Carol C Wu, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Jeffrey P Kanne
Pulmonary hypertension may be idiopathic or related to a large variety of diseases. Various imaging examinations that may be helpful in diagnosing and determining the etiology of pulmonary hypertension are discussed. Imaging examinations that may aid in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension include chest radiography, ultrasound echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion scans, CT, MRI, right heart catheterization, pulmonary angiography, and fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose PET/CT. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473082/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-pulsatile-abdominal-mass-suspected-abdominal-aortic%C3%A2-aneurysm
#20
Stephen P Reis, Bill S Majdalany, Ali F AbuRahma, Jeremy D Collins, Christopher J Francois, Suvranu Ganguli, Heather L Gornik, A Tuba Kendi, Minhajuddin S Khaja, Patrick T Norton, Patrick D Sutphin, Frank J Rybicki, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Clinical palpation of a pulsating abdominal mass alerts the clinician to the presence of a possible abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Imaging studies are important in diagnosing and categorizing the extent of the aneurysm and may aid in treatment planning. The consensus of the literature supports the use of ultrasound as the initial screening test in patients with suspected AAA. Population-based ultrasound screening studies have been recommended and have proved effective for male patients > 65 years of age...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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