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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806612/pilots-using-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-compared-to-other-fatally-injured-pilots
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Paul Rogers, Christy Hileman, Guillermo Salazar, Kacey Cliburn, Lawrence Paskoff, William Hathaway, Kevin Gildea, Victor Hugo Tejera Villalaz
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) were a disqualifying medication for U.S. civil pilots before April 5, 2010. After this date, a Federal Aviation Administration policy was created that allowed airmen, on select SSRIs, a pathway to hold a valid medical certificate. The purpose of this study was to provide a detailed look at SSRIs in the U.S. pilot population since the inception of this new policy. We examined the toxicology results from fatally injured airmen in addition to outcomes concerning pilots who are participating in the program...
August 11, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806268/pharmacotherapy-of-eating-disorders
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Haley Davis, Evelyn Attia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Medications are commonly prescribed in the treatment of eating disorders. In this review, we discuss relevant medications used for the treatment of bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), and anorexia nervosa. We focus on recent research developments, where applicable, in addition to discussing important findings from older studies to provide a complete synopsis of the current evidence base for eating disorder treatment using pharmacologic agents. RECENT FINDINGS: Medications are generally useful for patients with bulimia nervosa and BED...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805578/nonmotor-symptoms-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
#3
Ton Fang, Felix Jozsa, Ammar Al-Chalabi
BACKGROUND: ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with no curative treatment. Nonmotor symptoms presenting in ALS may cause significant distress, worsen prognosis, and affect survival. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review evidence for the prevalence of nonmotor ALS symptoms, and treatment options. METHODS: Multiple medical literature databases were searched and studies screened using predefined inclusion criteria. Of 4580 studies, 44 were eligible for inclusion with 25 relating to treatment and 19 to the prevalence of nonmotor symptoms in ALS...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804904/early-impact-on-outpatients-of-mandatory-adoption-of-the-diagnosis-related-group-based-reimbursement-system-in-korea-on-use-of-outpatient-care-differences-in-medical-utilization-and-presurgery-examination
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Seung Ju Kim, Kyu-Tae Han, Woorim Kim, Sun Jung Kim, Eun-Cheol Park
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of mandatory adoption of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) on the use of outpatient care in Korea. DATA SOURCES: National Health Claim data from 2,022 hospitals and 1,029,101 admission cases during 2011-2014: tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, inguinal/femoral hernia operation, and hemorrhoidectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Outcome variables included probability of outpatient visit, number of outpatient visits, and outpatient medical expenditures within 30 days...
August 14, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804791/intelligent-mortality-reporting-with-fhir
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Ryan A Hoffman, Hang Wu, Janani Venugopalan, Paula Braun, May D Wang
One pressing need in the area of public health is timely, accurate, and complete reporting of deaths and the conditions leading up to them. Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a new HL7 interoperability standard for electronic health record (EHR), while Sustainable Medical Applications and Reusable Technologies (SMART)-on-FHIR enables third-party app development that can work "out of the box". This research demonstrates the feasibility of developing SMART-on-FHIR applications to enable medical professionals to perform timely and accurate death reporting within multiple different jurisdictions of US...
February 2017: IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803883/the-provision-of-emergency-contraception-in-kinshasa-s-private-sector-pharmacies-experiences-of-mystery-clients
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Julie H Hernandez, Mbadu Muanda Fidèle, Mélissa Garcia, Annie Glover
OBJECTIVES: Recent programmatic and research efforts on addressing gaps in health systems of low-income countries increasingly see task shifting, i.e. the provision of healthcare by non-medically trained personnel, as a possible solution to increase the availability of specific services and commodities. In Kinshasa, private-sector pharmacies are the primary and preferred provider of family planning (FP) methods, and thus constitute a potential resource for expanding access to specific contraceptives...
August 10, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803677/indole-fused-azepines-and-analogues-as-anticancer-lead-molecules-privileged-findings-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ashok K Singh, Vinit Raj, Sudipta Saha
The search for new lead compounds of simple structure, displaying highest quality anti-tumor potency with new mechanisms of action and least adverse effects is the major intention of cancer drug discovery now a days. For the time being, indole-fused azepines emerged as a simple class of compounds prolifically designed with strong pharmacological significances in particular of cancer protecting ability. In the recent years from the efforts of our research group, indole-fused heteroazepines, a simple structural class achieved by fusion of indole with oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen containing heteroazepine rings, have known for its superior outcomes in cancer treatment...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803081/building-an-outpatient-kidney-palliative-care-clinical-program
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Jennifer S Scherer, Rebecca Wright, Caroline S Blaum, Stephen P Wall
CONTEXT: A diagnosis of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), or end stage renal disease (ESRD) represents a significant life change for patients and families. Individuals often experience high symptom burden, decreased quality of life, increased health care utilization, and end-of-life care discordant with their preferences. Early integration of palliative care with standard nephrology practice in the outpatient setting has the potential to improve quality of life through provision of expert symptom management, emotional support, and facilitation of advance care planning that honors the individual's values and goals...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802441/validity-and-reliability-of-the-hempa-method-for-patient-handling-assessment
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REVIEW
A Villarroya, P Arezes, S Díaz de Freijo, F Fraga
Specific methods currently exist to assess occupational hazards resulting from patient handling in the healthcare sector, according to ISO/TR 12296. They are all similar in nature, but with a different analysis perspective; for that reason a comparison of the most relevant methods was performed in a previous research. As a result, a basis of a new tool that integrates the complementary aspects of those methods was proposed. To verify the validity and reliability of that method, a study within a hospital setting was carried out in five medical and surgical units of a public health institution...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802092/utility-of-capture-recapture-methodology-to-estimate-prevalence-of-congenital-heart-defects-among-adolescents-in-11-new-york-state-counties-2008-to-2010
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Tugba Akkaya-Hocagil, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Kristin Sommerhalter, Claire McGarry, Alissa Van Zutphen
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common birth defects in the United States, and the population of individuals living with CHDs is growing. Though CHD prevalence in infancy has been well characterized, better prevalence estimates among children and adolescents in the United States are still needed. METHODS: We used capture-recapture methods to estimate CHD prevalence among adolescents residing in 11 New York counties. The three data sources used for analysis included Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) hospital inpatient records, SPARCS outpatient records, and medical records provided by seven pediatric congenital cardiac clinics from 2008 to 2010...
August 12, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797514/trends-in-international-asthma-mortality-analysis-of-data-from-the-who-mortality-database-from-46-countries-1993-2012
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Stefan Ebmeier, Darmiga Thayabaran, Irene Braithwaite, Clément Bénamara, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
BACKGROUND: International time trends in asthma mortality have been strongly affected by changes in management and in particular drug treatments. However, little is known about how asthma mortality has changed over the past decade. In this study, we assessed these international trends. METHODS: We collated age-standardised country-specific asthma mortality rates in the 5-34 year age group from the online WHO Mortality Database for 46 countries. To be included in the analysis, we specified that a country must have 10 years of complete data in the WHO Mortality Database between 1993 and 2012...
August 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797189/impact-of-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-admission-on-family-financial-status-and-productivity-a-pilot-study
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Maureen E Clark, Brian M Cummings, Karen Kuhlthau, Natalie Frassica, Natan Noviski
OBJECTIVE: A child's pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission may have wide-ranging family implications. We assessed nonmedical out-of-pocket expenses (NMOOPEs) and disruptions in work and normal life for parents with a child admitted to the PICU for at least 2 days with acute, new onset, or exacerbation of a critical condition. DESIGN: We conducted a prospective, single-center study; administered a daily verbal response survey on NMOOPEs; stratified families by annual income (<$50 999, $51-99 000, >$100 000); and calculated daily expenditures (DEs), estimated daily budgets (DBs), and percentage of NMOOPEs (%DE/DB)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793928/a-new-marker-of-primary-care-utilization-annual-accumulated-duration-of-time-of-visits
#13
Talya A Nathan, Arnon D Cohen, Shlomo Vinker
BACKGROUND: Most of the research on primary care workload has focused on the number of visits or the average duration of visits to a primary care physician (PCP) and their effect on the quality of medical care. However, the accumulated annual visit duration has yet to be examined. This measure could also have implications for the allocation of resources among health plans and across regions. In this study we aimed to define and characterize the concept of "Accumulated Annual Duration of Time" (AADT) spent with a PCP...
August 10, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792791/differences-in-outcomes-between-the-joybar-control-and-standard-wheelchair-joystick-control-on-two-maneuverability-tasks-a-pilot-study
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Emma M Smith, Danelle Fuller, Hina Mahmood, William C Miller
PURPOSE: To determine if older adult, novice wheelchair users who drive a power wheelchair with a JoyBar control complete maneuverability tasks in less time and with less error than those who drive a power wheelchair with a standard joystick control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A parallel randomized controlled trial design conducted at a medical rehabilitation and research centre with ambulatory older adults aged 60 and above (n = 27). The intervention was the JoyBar alternative wheelchair control...
August 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789690/first-year-medical-students-learning-style-preferences-and-their-correlation-with-performance-in-different-subjects-within-the-medical-course
#15
Daniel Hernández-Torrano, Syed Ali, Chee-Kai Chan
BACKGROUND: Students commencing their medical training arrive with different educational backgrounds and a diverse range of learning experiences. Consequently, students would have developed preferred approaches to acquiring and processing information or learning style preferences. Understanding first-year students' learning style preferences is important to success in learning. However, little is understood about how learning styles impact learning and performance across different subjects within the medical curriculum...
August 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783134/assessing-the-effectiveness-of-neurofeedback-training-in-the-context-of-clinical-and-social-neuroscience
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REVIEW
Franklin Orndorff-Plunkett, Fiza Singh, Oriana R Aragón, Jaime A Pineda
Social neuroscience benefits from the experimental manipulation of neuronal activity. One possible manipulation, neurofeedback, is an operant conditioning-based technique in which individuals sense, interact with, and manage their own physiological and mental states. Neurofeedback has been applied to a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses, as well as to treat sub-clinical symptoms, and even to enhance performance in healthy populations. Despite growing interest, there persists a level of distrust and/or bias in the medical and research communities in the USA toward neurofeedback and other functional interventions...
August 7, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783106/melanin-based-contrast-agents-for-biomedical-optoacoustic-imaging-and-theranostic-applications
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REVIEW
Dario Livio Longo, Rachele Stefania, Silvio Aime, Alexander Oraevsky
Optoacoustic imaging emerged in early 1990s as a new biomedical imaging technology that generates images by illuminating tissues with short laser pulses and detecting resulting ultrasound waves. This technique takes advantage of the spectroscopic approach to molecular imaging, and delivers high-resolution images in the depth of tissue. Resolution of the optoacoustic imaging is scalable, so that biomedical systems from cellular organelles to large organs can be visualized and, more importantly, characterized based on their optical absorption coefficient, which is proportional to the concentration of absorbing chromophores...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782482/drug-combination-in-clinical-cancer-treatments
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Da-Yong Lu, Ting-Ren Lu, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Hong-Ying Wu, Bin Xu, Jian Ding, Hong Zhu
AIM: The modality of anticancer drug combinations needs to be renovated from empirical into technical-supportive systems. METHODS: To challenge past therapeutic routines, the new landscape may be established. Among the different areas of anticancer drug combination study, research in the fields of medical study is the most important one-including disciplinary of therapeutics in different cancer stages, modern genetic/molecular diagnostics, cancer bioinformatics, traditional Chinese medicine, mathematical data analysis, therapeutic toxicity monitor, personalized cancer medicine and so on...
August 3, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781758/diagnostic-approach-to-pleural-diseases-new-tricks-for-an-old-trade
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REVIEW
Fabien Maldonado, Robert J Lentz, Richard W Light
The burden of pleural diseases has substantially increased in the past decade because of a rise in the incidence of pleural space infections and pleural malignancies in a patient population that is older and more immunocompromised and has more comorbidities. This complexity increasingly requires minimally invasive diagnostic options and tailored management. Implications for patients are such that the limitations of current diagnostic methods need to be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of investigators from the fields of imaging, biology, and engineering...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781171/first-line-selective-internal-radiotherapy-plus-chemotherapy-versus-chemotherapy-alone-in-patients-with-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-foxfire-sirflox-and-foxfire-global-a-combined-analysis-of-three-multicentre-randomised-phase-3-trials
#20
Harpreet S Wasan, Peter Gibbs, Navesh K Sharma, Julien Taieb, Volker Heinemann, Jens Ricke, Marc Peeters, Michael Findlay, Andrew Weaver, Jamie Mills, Charles Wilson, Richard Adams, Anne Francis, Joanna Moschandreas, Pradeep S Virdee, Peter Dutton, Sharon Love, Val Gebski, Alastair Gray, Guy van Hazel, Ricky A Sharma
BACKGROUND: Data suggest selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) in third-line or subsequent therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer has clinical benefit in patients with colorectal liver metastases with liver-dominant disease after chemotherapy. The FOXFIRE, SIRFLOX, and FOXFIRE-Global randomised studies evaluated the efficacy of combining first-line chemotherapy with SIRT using yttrium-90 resin microspheres in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer with liver metastases. The studies were designed for combined analysis of overall survival...
August 3, 2017: Lancet Oncology
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