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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903473/baseline-anatomical-assessment-of-the-uterus-and-ovaries-in-infertile-women-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-which-assessment-methods-are-the-safest-and-most-effective-in-terms-of-improving-fertility-outcomes
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Sarah C Armstrong, Marian Showell, Elizabeth A Stewart, Robert W Rebar, Sheryl Vanderpoel, Cynthia M Farquhar
BACKGROUND: This review focuses on the initial presentation of women who suspect that they are infertile, and how best to assess the anatomy of their uterus and ovaries in order to investigate the cause of their infertility, and potentially improve desired fertility outcomes. This review was undertaken as part of a World Health Organization initiative to assess the evidence available to address guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility within a global context. Providing access to care for infertile women will help to ease the psycho-social burdens, such as ostracization, intimate partner violence and other negative consequences of being involuntarily childless or unable to become pregnant despite desiring a biological child or children...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882524/activities-performed-and-treatments-conducted-prior-to-consultation-with-a-spine-surgeon-are-patients-and-clinicians-following-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Elliot I Layne, Darren M Roffey, Matthew J Coyle, Philippe Phan, Stephen P Kingwell, Eugene K Wai
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are designed to ensure that evidence-based treatment is easily put into action. Whether patients and clinicians follow these guidelines is equivocal. PURPOSE: To examine how many patients complaining of low back pain (LBP) underwent evidence-based non-operative treatment in line with CPG recommendations prior to consultation with a spine surgeon, and to evaluate any associations between adherence to CPG recommendations and baseline factors...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876145/physician-associates-working-in-secondary-care-teams-in-england-interprofessional-implications-from-a-national-survey
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Carly Wheeler, Mary Halter, Vari M Drennan, Simon de Lusignan, Robert Grant, Jonathan Gabe, Heather Gage, Philip Begg, James Ennis, Jim Parle
Physician associates (PAs) are a new type of healthcare professional to the United Kingdom; however, they are well established in the United States (where they are known as physician assistants). PAs are viewed as one potential solution to the current medical workforce doctor shortage. This study investigated the deployment of PAs within secondary care teams in England, through the use of a cross-sectional electronic, self-report survey. The findings from 14 questions are presented. Sixty-three PAs working in a range of specialties responded...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859646/decision-aids-for-second-line-palliative-chemotherapy-a-randomised-phase-ii-multicentre-trial
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Linda J M Oostendorp, Petronella B Ottevanger, A Rogier T Donders, Agnes J van de Wouw, Ivonne J H Schoenaker, Tineke J Smilde, Winette T A van der Graaf, Peep F M Stalmeier
BACKGROUND: There is increasing recognition of the delicate balance between the modest benefits of palliative chemotherapy and the burden of treatment. Decision aids (DAs) can potentially help patients with advanced cancer with these difficult treatment decisions, but providing detailed information could have an adverse impact on patients' well-being. The objective of this randomised phase II study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DAs for patients with advanced cancer considering second-line chemotherapy...
August 31, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831928/-driving-status-of-syncope-patients-is-not-part-of-standard-advice
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M R Snijders Blok, F J de Lange, R D Thijs, J G van Dijk, W Wieling, N van Dijk
OBJECTIVE: Some medical problems, such as syncope, have direct consequences for fitness to drive. Our objective was to discover if patients had been informed about their driving status after a syncopal episode by their physician, and if this advice was in line with current legislation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHOD: By means of a structured questionnaire, 150 patients referred to the syncope clinic at the Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, were asked about the advice they had received concerning their driving status during previous consultations with their general practitioner or specialists...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822887/the-changing-diagnostic-pathway-for-lung-cancer-patients-in-shanghai-china
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REVIEW
Tao Jiang, Shengxiang Ren, Xuefei Li, Chunxia Su, Caicun Zhou, Mary O'Brien
Accumulating evidence suggest that patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and specific genomic alterations including epidermal growth factor receptor and microtubule-associated protein-like 4 anaplastic lymphoma kinase could significantly benefit from molecular-targeted therapies compared with chemotherapy. Recently, immunotherapy based on programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligand (PD-L1) blockade prolong survival in patients with advanced NSCLC, especially in those patients with positive expression of PD-L1 and when used in the first-line setting...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806902/monitoring-documenting-and-reporting-the-quality-of-antibiotic-use-in-the-netherlands-a-pilot-study-to-establish-a-national-antimicrobial-stewardship-registry
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Marvin Ah Berrevoets, Jaap Ten Oever, Tom Sprong, Reinier M van Hest, Ingeborg Groothuis, Inger van Heijl, Jeroen A Schouten, Marlies E Hulscher, Bart-Jan Kullberg
BACKGROUND: The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy is developing a national antimicrobial stewardship registry. This registry will report both the quality of antibiotic use in hospitals in the Netherlands and the stewardship activities employed. It is currently unclear which aspects of the quality of antibiotic use are monitored by antimicrobial stewardship teams (A-teams) and can be used as indicators for the stewardship registry. In this pilot study we aimed to determine which stewardship objectives are eligible for the envisioned registry...
August 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806163/necrotizing-pancreatitis-diagnose-treat-consult
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REVIEW
Tiffany Y Chua, R Matthew Walsh, Mark E Baker, Tyler Stevens
Necrosis significantly increases rates of morbidity and mortality in acute pancreatitis. Hospitalists and general internists are on the front lines in identifying severe cases and consulting the appropriate specialists for optimal multidisciplinary care.
August 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799307/guiding-principles-for-the-use-of-fluroquinolones-in-out-patient-community-settings-of-india-panel-consensus
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Agam Vora, K Krishnaprasad
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory tract infections have been an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide that is looming large especially in context of antibiotic resistance that is confronted both by a pulmonologist as well as a general practitioner. A reflection to this trend has been the rising phenomenon of MICs as shown the respiratory pathogens towards conventional antibiotics including macrolides or β lactam/β lactamase inhibitor combinations. Respiratory fluoroquinolones offer broad yet potent cover of respiratory pathogens leading to their obvious choice for empirical therapy for clinical persisters or high risk cases with prior history of antibiotics not-withstanding the clinical concerns in tropical countries...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795981/summary-of-the-british-transplantation-society-uk-guidelines-for-hepatitis-e-and-solid-organ-transplantation
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Stuart McPherson, Ahmed M Elsharkawy, Michael Ankcorn, Samreen Ijaz, James Powell, Ian Rowe, Richard Tedder, Peter A Andrews
The incidence and prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has increased in many developed countries over the last decade, predominantly due to infection with genotype 3 (G3) HEV. Infection with HEV G3 is important in transplant recipients because it can persist in immunosuppressed individuals, leading if untreated to the development of chronic hepatitis and significant liver fibrosis. The British Transplantation Society (BTS) has developed Guidelines for "Hepatitis E & Solid Organ Transplantation" to inform clinical teams and patients about hepatitis E, to help increase the recognition of persistent hepatitis E infection, and to provide clear guidance on its management...
August 9, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747295/motivate-a-pretreatment-web-based-program-to-improve-attendance-at-uk-outpatient-services-among-adults-with-eating-disorders
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Sarah Muir, Ciarán Newell, Jess Griffiths, Kathy Walker, Holly Hooper, Sarah Thomas, Peter W Thomas, Jon Arcelus, James Day, Katherine M Appleton
BACKGROUND: In the UK, eating disorders affect upward of 725,000 people per year, and early assessment and treatment are important for patient outcomes. Around a third of adult outpatients in the UK who are referred to specialist eating disorder services do not attend, which could be related to patient factors related to ambivalence, fear, and a lack of confidence about change. This lack of engagement has a negative impact on the quality of life of patients and has implications for service costs...
July 26, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741328/-short-term-results-of-weils-osteotomy-in-patients-with-propulsive-metatarsalgia
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J C Hernández-Martínez, J Vázquez-Escamilla, M Coronado-Puente
INTRODUCTION: Metatarsalgia is the most common reason for consultation in orthopedic pathology of the foot. The key to its treatment lies in the correct determination of the symptoms, which are biological, morphological and mechanical alterations responsible for pain. Weil´s osteotomy is commonly used for multiple forefoot pathologies, including metatarsalgias. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included patients with first-line failure syndrome and associated mechanical metatarsalgia-producing deformities...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730538/spectrum-of-lesions-derived-from-branchial-arches-occurring-in-the-thyroid-from-solid-cell-nests-to-tumors
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Kristyna Srbecka, Kvetoslava Michalova, Radmila Curcikova, Michael Michal, Magdalena Dubova, Marian Svajdler, Michal Michal, Ondrej Daum
There is a group of lesions in the head and neck region derived from branchial arches and related structures which, when inflamed, are characterized by the formation of cysts lined by squamous or glandular epithelium and surrounded by a heavy inflammatory infiltrate rich in germinal centers. In the thyroid, the main source of various structures which may cause diagnostic dilemma is the ultimobranchial body. To investigate the spectrum of such thyroid lesions, the consultation files were reviewed for thyroid samples containing pathological structures regarded to arise from the ultimobranchial body...
July 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725962/optimal-positioning-of-the-nipple-areola-complex-in-men-using-the-mohrenheim-estimated-tangential-tracking-line-mett-line-an-intuitive-approach
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Tobias R Mett, Nicco Krezdorn, Rosalia Luketina, Maria K Boyce, Helga Henseler, Ramin Ipaktchi, Peter M Vogt
INTRODUCTION: The reconstruction of the body shape after post-bariatric surgery or high-grade gynecomastia involves, besides skin tightening, the repositioning of anatomical, apparent landmarks. The surgeon usually defines these during the preoperative planning. In particular, the positions of the nipple-areola complexes (NAC) should contribute to the gender-appropriate appearance. While in the female breast numerous methods have been developed to determine the optimal position of the NACs, there are only a few, metric and often impractical algorithms for positioning the nipples and areoles in the male...
July 19, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720257/feasibility-of-advanced-practice-nursing-in-lung-cancer-consultations-during-early-treatment-a-phase-ii-study
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Andrea Serena, Andrew Dwyer, Solange Peters, Manuela Eicher
PURPOSE: There are limited data on the effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurses in Lung Cancer (APNLC). Previous studies have demonstrated barriers to investigation including low recruitment and high attrition rates in lung cancer population. The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of APNLC consultations and the ability to collect patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) during first-line treatment. The secondary aim was to describe changes in self-efficacy for managing lung cancer-related symptoms, symptom intensity/burden and unmet supportive care needs of APNLC patients during first-line treatment...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718317/hand-surgeons-and-orthopedic-trauma-surgeons-call-coverage-of-acute-upper-extremity-injuries-where-should-the-line-be-drawn
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Matthew B Cantlon, Andrew J Miller, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of consensus as to which subspecialty service should cover acute upper extremity injuries in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of the present study is to understand how upper extremity injuries are currently triaged to specialists and to assess the current opinion among hand and orthopedic trauma specialists as to how these injuries should be best triaged based on injury location and severity. METHODS: The American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) membership and Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) membership were surveyed using a 28-item online questionnaire...
January 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718223/self-management-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-via-a-mobile-app-two-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Victoria Hoffman, Lars Söderström, Eva Samuelsson
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the long-term effects of using a mobile app to treat stress urinary incontinence with a focus on pelvic floor muscle training. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A previous randomized controlled trial of 123 women aged 27-72 years found that three months of self-managing stress urinary incontinence with support from the Tät(®) app was effective. We followed up the women in the app group (n = 62) two years after the initial trial with the same primary outcomes for symptom severity (International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short Form) and condition-specific quality of life (ICIQ-Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Quality of Life) and compared the scores with those at baseline...
July 17, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708441/safe-monsplasty-technique
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Audrey Patoué, Antoine De Runz, Raphael Carloni, Sylvie Aillet, Eric Watier, Nicolas Bertheuil
INTRODUCTION: To improve their health and quality of life, obese patients undergo consultation after weight loss. In these patients, the sub-umbilical abdominal and pubic regions are often characterized by redundant skin, creating aesthetic and functional discomfort. Monsplasty is an important step in abdominoplasty or bodylift procedures. We report on an original technique used to correct deformity in the pubic region following weight loss. METHODS: All interventions were performed by the same surgeon between April and December 2015...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689637/measurement-of-flow-of-thought-in-68-patients-monitored-in-post-emergency-outpatient-consultations-role-of-ideational-turmoil-in-the-anxiety-depressive-symptomatology
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J Vandevoorde, A Sanchez Valero, E Baudoin, S Kamar, B Chabert, T Baudoin
INTRODUCTION: Rumination, cognitive control deficits, cognitive saturation, and loss of inhibition are the major hypotheses used to explain depressive disorders. A few studies have nevertheless looked at the form of thought. In this study, we will test a double measurement of the number of thoughts and a double measurement of the flow of thought together with their correlation with well-being, mental pain, and depression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May and September 2015, 68 subjects, initially admitted as emergencies for acute anxiety depressive disorders and/or suicide attempts and subsequently monitored as post-emergency outpatients in medico-psychological consultations agreed to complete a set of Visual Analogue Scales measuring their well-being, their mental pain, their estimated number of thoughts and the how agitated these thoughts are estimated to be...
July 6, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687117/-relapse-after-rhabdomyosarcoma-in-childhood-and-adolescence-impact-of-an-early-detection-on-survival
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Coralie Mallebranche, Matthieu Carton, Véronique Minard-Colin, Anne-Sophie Desfachelle, Angélique Rome, Hervé J Brisse, Véronique Mosseri, Estelle Thébaud, Isabelle Pellier, Hélène Boutroux, Virginie Gandemer, Nadège Corradini, Daniel Orbach
SUBJECT: Prognostic values of an early detection of a relapse after treatment of a localized rhabdomyosarcoma and the interest of performing systematic radiologic assessment after treatment have not yet been evaluated in Europe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Modalities of relapse of 99 patients under 20 years of age, after an initially localized rhabdomyosarcoma, treated in 9 French centers ("Société française des cancers de l'enfant" consortium) have been analyzed...
July 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
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