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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099054/association-between-do-not-resuscitate-do-not-intubate-status-and-resident-physician-decision-making-a-national-survey
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Elizabeth K Stevenson, Hashim M Mehter, Allan J Walkey, Renda Soylemez Wiener
RATIONALE: Compared to their Full Code counterparts, patients with Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate (DNR/DNI) status receive fewer interventions and have higher mortality than predicted by clinical characteristics. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether internal medicine residents, the front-line providers for many hospitalized patients, would manage hypothetical patients differently based on code status. We hypothesized respondents would be less likely to provide a variety of interventions to DNR/DNI patients than Full Code patients...
January 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091353/the-development-of-a-national-nutrition-and-mental-health-research-agenda-with-comparison-of-priorities-among-diverse-stakeholders
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Karen M Davison, Carla D'Andreamatteo, Scott Mitchell, Pat Vanderkooy
OBJECTIVE: To develop a national nutrition and mental health research agenda based on the engagement of diverse stakeholders and to assess research priorities by stakeholder groups. DESIGN: A staged, integrated and participatory initiative was implemented to structure a national nutrition and mental health research agenda that included: (i) national stakeholder consultations to prioritize research questions; (ii) a workshop involving national representatives from research, policy and practice to further define priorities; (iii) triangulation of data to formulate the agenda; and (iv) test hypotheses about stakeholder influences on decision making...
January 16, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088179/chronic-constipation-diagnosis-and-treatment-evaluation-the-chro-co-di-t-e-study
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Massimo Bellini, Paolo Usai-Satta, Antonio Bove, Renato Bocchini, Francesca Galeazzi, Edda Battaglia, Pietro Alduini, Elisabetta Buscarini, Gabrio Bassotti
BACKGROUND: According to Rome criteria, chronic constipation (CC) includes functional constipation (FC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Some patients do not meet these criteria (No Rome Constipation, NRC). The aim of the study was is to evaluate the various clinical presentation and management of FC, IBS-C and NRC in Italy. METHODS: During a 2-month period, 52 Italian gastroenterologists recorded clinical data of FC, IBS-C and NRC patients, using Bristol scale, PAC-SYM and PAC-QoL questionnaires...
January 14, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065611/-diet-and-lifestyle-rules-in-chronic-constipation-in-adults-from-fantasy-to-reality%C3%A2
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Nadia Fathallah, Dominique Bouchard, Vincent de Parades
Chronic constipation is one of the most common chronic gastrointestinal complaints and a frequent reason for consultation. Lifestyle modification and dietary advice attract a lot of patients, often dissatisfied with a long-term drug intake. These behavioral modifications are recommended as a first-line approach in the treatment of chronic mild constipation in the majority of current guidelines despite a low level of evidence. Fiber supplementation is probably the most relevant measure because of a satisfactory level of proof...
January 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048080/su-f-t-80-a-mobile-application-for-intra-operative-electron-radiotherapy-treatment-planning
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C Williams, E Crowley, J Wolfgang
PURPOSE: Intraoperative electron radiotherapy (IORT) poses a unique set of challenges for treatment planning. Planning must be performed in a busy operating room environment over a short timeframe often with little advance knowledge of the treatment depth or applicator size. Furthermore, IORT accelerators can have a large number of possible applicators, requiring extensive databooks that must be searched for the appropriate dosimetric parameters. The goal of this work is to develop a software tool to assist in the planning process that is suited to the challenges faced in the IORT environment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046522/su-c-204-05-magnetic-resonance-induced-adaptive-response-to-orthovoltage-radiation-therapy-in-fsa-and-sa-nh-mouse-tumor-cell-lines
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K Mendel, R Miller, J Murley, M Sadinski, D Grdina
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of pre-treatment Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on cell survival following orthovoltage radiation therapy. METHODS: This in vitro study examined the survival of FSa cells (extracted from methylcholanthrene-induced fibrosarcoma in the flank of a C3H female mouse) and SA-NH cells (derived from a spontaneously arising murine sarcoma tumor) having undergone an MRI scan prior to radiation exposure. Cell cultures were kept at 37 C, in a humidified environment with 5% CO2, and were grown to confluence prior to the start of the experiment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042077/symptom-burden-in-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Nicholas Gough, Jonathan Koffman, Joy R Ross, Julia Riley, Ian Judson
CONTEXT: There is little information on symptom prevalence and severity in advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Understanding symptom burden will aid clinical consultations, clarify which symptom interventions are needed and better define optimum timings of palliative and supportive care referrals. OBJECTIVES: To describe symptom prevalence and severity in patients undergoing different treatment options for advanced STS: [i] First-line palliative chemotherapy (FLC) [ii] Active surveillance (AS) pre and post-FLC and [iii] Palliative care (PC) alone...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029301/impact-of-reflex-egfr-alk-testing-on-time-to-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Parneet K Cheema, Ines B Menjak, Zoe Winterton-Perks, Simon Raphael, Susanna Y Cheng, Sunil Verma, Ahmad Muinuddin, Ryan Freedman, Nevkeet Toor, Joseph Perera, Matthew Anaka, J Charles Victor
PURPOSE: Optimal first-line systemic therapy for patients with advanced nonsquamous (nonsq) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) requires confirmation of EGFR/ ALK status, which can delay treatment. We evaluated the impact of reflex testing, defined as pathologists initiating EGFR/ ALK testing at the time of diagnosis of nonsq NSCLC, on time to treatment (TTT). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with nonsq NSCLC with medical oncology consultation at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre between March 18, 2010 and April 30, 2014...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017424/predictors-of-long-term-visual-outcome-in-intermediate-uveitis
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Rachael L Niederer, Lazha Sharief, Asaf Bar, Sue L Lightman, Oren Tomkins-Netzer
PURPOSE: To describe factors that predict visual loss and complications in intermediate uveitis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with intermediate uveitis were identified from a database of 1254 uveitis patients seen in the clinic of a single consultant (S.L.L.) between 2011 and 2013. METHODS: Information was gathered from the clinical notes of all subjects examined in clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), moderate visual loss (MVL; ≤20/50), severe visual loss (SVL; ≤20/200)...
December 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003026/a-nurse-led-clinic-for-patients-consulting-with-osteoarthritis-in-general-practice-development-and-impact-of-training-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emma L Healey, Chris J Main, Sarah Ryan, Gretl A McHugh, Mark Porcheret, Andrew G Finney, Andrew Morden, Krysia S Dziedzic
BACKGROUND: Despite a lack of service provision for people with osteoarthritis (OA), each year 1 in 5 of the general population consults a GP about a musculoskeletal condition such as OA. Consequently this may provide an opportunity for practice nurses to take an active role in helping patients manage their condition. A nurse led clinic for supporting patients with OA was developed for the MOSAICS study investigating how to implement the NICE 2014 OA Guideline core recommendations. This paper has two main objectives, firstly to provide an overview of the nurse-led OA clinic, and secondly to describe the development, key learning objectives, content and impact of the training to support its delivery...
December 21, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955652/early-skin-to-skin-contact-or-incubator-for-very-preterm-infants-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laila Kristoffersen, Ragnhild Støen, Hilde Rygh, Margunn Sognnæs, Turid Follestad, Hilde S Mohn, Ingrid Nissen, Håkon Bergseng
BACKGROUND: Skin-to-skin care immediately following delivery is a common practice for term infants and has been shown to improve cardiorespiratory stability, facilitate early bonding, and promote breastfeeding. Since 2007, the use of skin-to-skin care has been practiced for preterm infants from 32 weeks of gestation in the delivery room at St. Olav's University Hospital. In the present study we aim to investigate whether skin-to-skin care following delivery is safe, and how it affects early and late outcomes compared to standard care for very preterm infants...
December 12, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943248/treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-atopic-eczema-in-adults-within-the-uk-results-of-a-national-survey-of-dermatologists
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K Taylor, D J Swan, A Affleck, C Flohr, N J Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Little is known about UK dermatologists' treatment approaches towards adult patients with recalcitrant moderate-to-severe atopic eczema. OBJECTIVES: We wanted to learn about the i) treatment approaches used for this disease in the UK; ii) factors that influence treatment decisions; and iii) perceived gaps in evidence on treatment safety and efficacy and priorities for future trials. METHODS: We conducted an online survey of consultant-level dermatologists in the UK...
December 11, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939136/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-ehs-in-occupational-and-primary-health-care-a-nation-wide-survey-among-general-practitioners-occupational-physicians-and-hygienists-in-the-netherlands
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Pauline Slottje, Imke van Moorselaar, Rob van Strien, Roel Vermeulen, Hans Kromhout, Anke Huss
Subjects who attribute health complaints to every day levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been referred to as electrohypersensitive (EHS). Previous surveys in Europe showed that 68-75% of general practitioners had ever been consulted on EHS. Given the lack of data on EHS in the Netherlands in the general population and on EHS in occupational settings, we performed a national survey among three professional groups that are likely in the first line of being consulted by EHS individuals. Results show that about one third of occupational hygienists, occupational physicians and general practitioners had ever been consulted by one or more EHS subjects...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928797/-changes-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-during-a-18-year-period-in-four-medical-centers-of-china
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Haibo Qiu, Peng Zhang, Xingyu Feng, Tao Chen, Xiaowei Sun, Jiang Yu, Zhijing Chen, Yong Li, Kaixiong Tao, Guoxin Li, Zhiwei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the historic and current diagnosis and treatment status of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in the Chinese population based on four high volume databases. METHODS: Clinicopathological data of GIST patients with follow-up information between January 1998 and December 2015 from Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Union Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Southern Medical University Nanfang Hospital and Guangdong General Hospital were retrospectively analyzed...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922724/antenatal-breastfeeding-education-for-increasing-breastfeeding-duration
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REVIEW
Pisake Lumbiganon, Ruth Martis, Malinee Laopaiboon, Mario R Festin, Jacqueline J Ho, Mohammad Hakimi
BACKGROUND: Breast milk is well recognised as the best food source for infants. The impact of antenatal breastfeeding (BF) education on the duration of BF has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of antenatal breastfeeding (BF) education for increasing BF initiation and duration. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register on 1 March 2016, CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library, 2016, Issue 3), MEDLINE (1966 to 1 March 2016) and Scopus (January 1985 to 1 March 2016)...
6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921162/multicentre-randomized-trial-of-the-ajust%C3%A2-single-incision-sling-compared-to-the-align%C3%A2-transobturator-tape-sling
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Jordi Sabadell, Marta Palau-Gené, Eva Huguet, Anabel Montero-Armengol, Sabina Salicrú, Jose L Poza
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Tension-free suburethral tapes have become the first-line surgical treatment for female stress urinary incontinence. Single-incision midurethral slings (SIMS) were introduced with the aim of offering similar efficacy with reduced morbidity, particularly postoperative pain. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness and complications of the Ajust™ SIMS and the Align™ transobturator tape sling. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial with a noninferiority design...
December 5, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912946/addressing-holistic-healthcare-needs-of-oncology-patients-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-course-within-an-elective-module-designed-for-healthcare-professionals
#17
Nadja Klafke, Angelika Homberg, Katharina Glassen, Cornelia Mahler
BACKGROUND: Patients, and especially oncology patients, increasingly demand information and application of complementary therapies to supplement their conventional medical treatment and follow-up care. Due to the widespread interest in holistic treatment opportunities in oncology populations, healthcare professionals need to be prepared in differentiating evidence-based methods of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) spectrum and how to consult with patients about it. OBJECTIVE: This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of a newly designed module "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in oncological healthcare" in the bachelor degree program Interprofessional Health Care (B...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906919/the-scratch-test-for-identifying-the-lower-liver-edge-is-at-least-as-accurate-as-percussion-and-is-significantly-more-effective-for-young-trainees-a-randomised-comparative-trial
#18
Alexander Huelsen, Jesse Fischer, Justin Hegarty, Anna Ashcroft, Christopher Ma Frampton, Murray L Barclay
BACKGROUND: Clinical examination of the liver requires experience to achieve accuracy. The scratch test is a simple technique to identify the lower liver edge and enhance liver palpation, and may be easier for trainees. AIM: We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the scratch test compared to percussion at different levels of medical training. METHOD: Eight examiners, from trainee intern to consultant level, were randomised to scratch or percussion testing, followed by liver palpation, on 50 subjects...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905884/the-efficacy-of-pivmecillinam-3%C3%A2-days-or-5%C3%A2-days%C3%A2-t-i-d-against-community-acquired-uncomplicated-lower-urinary-tract-infections-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-study-protocol
#19
Filip Jansåker, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Lars Bjerrum, Jenny Dahl Knudsen
BACKGROUND: Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (LUTI) are very common, and presumably around 200,000 female patients are treated for this annually in Denmark. The current Danish national clinical practice guidelines recommend pivmecillinam as a first-line drug (i.e., 400 mg t.i.d. for 3 days). Pivmecillinam is also one of the first-line drugs recommended in the international guidelines for LUTIs (i.e., 400 mg b.i.d. for 5 days). The international recommended duration is based on evidence saying that a 7-day regimen is better than a 3-day regimen...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862503/accuracy-of-saline-contrast-sonohysterography-in-detection-of-endometrial-polyps-and-submucosal-leiomyoma-in-women-at-reproductive-age-with-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Carolina Abdou Bittencourt, Ricardo Dos Santos Simões, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Luiz Fernando Portugal Fuchs, José Maria Soares Junior, Ayrton Roberto Pastore, Edmund Chada Baracat
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the diagnostic accuracy of 2D and 3D saline contrast sonohysterography compared to hysteroscopy in the detection of endometrial polyps and submucosal myomas in women during reproductive age with abnormal uterine bleeding. METHOD: A systematic review of diagnostic studies that compared saline contrast sonohysterography with hysteroscopy was conducted according to the PRISMA and SEDATE recommendations. Only studies that compared two and/or three dimensional saline contrast sonohysterography with hysteroscopy and anatomopathology were included...
November 15, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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