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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724142/the-aging-physician-and-the-medical-profession-a-review
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E Patchen Dellinger, Carlos A Pellegrini, Thomas H Gallagher
Importance: The issue of the aging physician and when to cease practice has been controversial for many years. There are reports of prominent physicians who practiced after becoming dangerous in old age, but the profession has not demonstrated the ability to prevent this. A mandatory retirement age could be discriminatory and take many competent physicians out of practice and risk a physician shortage. An increasing body of evidence regarding the relationship between physicians' age and performance has led organizations, such as the American College of Surgeons, to revisit this challenge...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721147/the-importance-of-two-metabolic-syndrome-diagnostic-criteria-and-body-fat-distribution-in-predicting-clinical-severity-and-prognosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Marko Mornar Jelavic, Zdravko Babic, Hrvoje Pintaric
INTRODUCTION: The interrelation between metabolic syndrome (MetS) (the revised National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP III) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF)) and obesity indices in predicting clinical severity and prognosis of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is insufficiently known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 250 acute STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719222/how-drug-life-cycle-management-patent-strategies-may-impact-formulary-management
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Jan Berger, Jeffrey D Dunn, Margaret M Johnson, Kurt R Karst, W Chad Shear
Drug manufacturers may employ various life-cycle management patent strategies, which may impact managed care decision making regarding formulary planning and management strategies when single-source, branded oral pharmaceutical products move to generic status. Passage of the Hatch-Waxman Act enabled more rapid access to generic medications through the abbreviated new drug application process. Patent expirations of small-molecule medications and approvals of generic versions have led to substantial cost savings for health plans, government programs, insurers, pharmacy benefits managers, and their customers...
October 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716242/a-novel-pathogenic-variant-in-an-iranian-ataxia-telangiectasia-family-revealed-by-next-generation-sequencing-followed-by-in-silico-analysis
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Mohammad Amin Tabatabaiefar, Paria Alipour, Azam Pourahmadiyan, Najmeh Fattahi, Laleh Shariati, Neda Golchin, Javad Mohammadi-Asl
Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is a neurodegenerative autosomal recessive disorder with the main characteristics of progressive cerebellar degeneration, sensitivity to ionizing radiation, immunodeficiency, telangiectasia, premature aging, recurrent sinopulmonary infections, and increased risk of malignancy, especially of lymphoid origin. Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated gene, ATM, as a causative gene for the A-T disorder, encodes the ATM protein, which plays an important role in the activation of cell-cycle checkpoints and initiation of DNA repair in response to DNA damage...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714821/leaving-the-lecture-behind-putting-pubmed-instruction-into-the-hands-of-the-students
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Rose L Turner, Andrea M Ketchum, Melissa A Ratajeski, Charles B Wessel
This column describes the development of a one-shot PubMed instruction class for medical students at a health sciences library. Background information on the objective is presented and discussed in the context of educational practice literature. The new course design centers on a guided group method of instruction in order to integrate more active learning. Surveyed students reported that the method was an effective way to learn how to search PubMed and that they preferred it to a traditional lecture. Pros and cons of the method are offered for other health sciences libraries interested in presenting PubMed instruction in a similar manner...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712537/efficacy-and-safety-of-voretigene-neparvovec-aav2-hrpe65v2-in-patients-with-rpe65-mediated-inherited-retinal-dystrophy-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Stephen Russell, Jean Bennett, Jennifer A Wellman, Daniel C Chung, Zi-Fan Yu, Amy Tillman, Janet Wittes, Julie Pappas, Okan Elci, Sarah McCague, Dominique Cross, Kathleen A Marshall, Jean Walshire, Taylor L Kehoe, Hannah Reichert, Maria Davis, Leslie Raffini, Lindsey A George, F Parker Hudson, Laura Dingfield, Xiaosong Zhu, Julia A Haller, Elliott H Sohn, Vinit B Mahajan, Wanda Pfeifer, Michelle Weckmann, Chris Johnson, Dina Gewaily, Arlene Drack, Edwin Stone, Katie Wachtel, Francesca Simonelli, Bart P Leroy, J Fraser Wright, Katherine A High, Albert M Maguire
BACKGROUND: Phase 1 studies have shown potential benefit of gene replacement in RPE65-mediated inherited retinal dystrophy. This phase 3 study assessed the efficacy and safety of voretigene neparvovec in participants whose inherited retinal dystrophy would otherwise progress to complete blindness. METHODS: In this open-label, randomised, controlled phase 3 trial done at two sites in the USA, individuals aged 3 years or older with, in each eye, best corrected visual acuity of 20/60 or worse, or visual field less than 20 degrees in any meridian, or both, with confirmed genetic diagnosis of biallelic RPE65 mutations, sufficient viable retina, and ability to perform standardised multi-luminance mobility testing (MLMT) within the luminance range evaluated, were eligible...
July 13, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708807/a-systematic-review-of-internet-decision-making-resources-for-patients-considering-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Daniel M Baker, Jack H Marshall, Matthew J Lee, Georgina L Jones, Steven R Brown, Alan J Lobo
BACKGROUND: Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons advocates patient use of on-line resources to assist in decision making. Our aim was to assess the quality of on-line resources to facilitate decision making for patients considering surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: We undertook a systematic review based on PRISMA guidelines. This was registered on the PROSPERO database (CRD42016047177). We searched Google and repositories using several lay search terms for patient information discussing surgery for UC, published in English...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708758/relationship-between-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-non-human-papillomavirus-pap-smear-abnormalities
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Kimia Menhaji, Heidi S Harvie, Emily Cheston, Pamela J Levin, Lily A Arya, Uduak U Andy
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the association between pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and non-human papillomavirus (HPV) Papanicolaou (Pap) smear abnormalities. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women aged 40 to 70 years who presented for consultation at our institution between 2010 and 2015 and had results of a Pap smear and HPV test available within 5 years of their visit. We extracted demographic information, medical and social history, Pap smear, and HPV results from the electronic medical record...
July 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706099/cross-sectional-study-of-the-hospital-management-of-adult-patients-with-a-suspected-seizure-epic2
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Jon Mark Dickson, Hannah Dudhill, Jane Shewan, Sue Mason, Richard A Grünewald, Markus Reuber
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics, management and outcomes of patients taken to hospital by emergency ambulance after a suspected seizure. DESIGN: Quantitative cross-sectional retrospective study of a consecutive series of patients. SETTING: An acute hospital trust in a large city in England. PARTICIPANTS: In 2012-2013, the regions' ambulance service managed 605 481 emergency incidents, 74 141/605 481 originated from Sheffield (a large city in the region), 2121/74 141 (2...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705179/improving-health-literacy-through-group-antenatal-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jody R Lori, Henrietta Ofosu-Darkwah, Carol J Boyd, Tanima Banerjee, Richard M K Adanu
BACKGROUND: To examine whether exposure to group antenatal care increased women's health literacy by improving their ability to interpret and utilize health messages compared to women who received standard, individual antenatal care in Ghana. METHODS: We used a prospective cohort design. The setting was a busy urban district hospital in Kumasi, the second most populous city in Ghana. Pregnant women (N = 240) presenting for their first antenatal visit between 11 and 14 weeks gestation were offered participation in the study...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704494/effects-of-a-multidisciplinary-weight-loss-intervention-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents-11-years-of-experience
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Chiara Mameli, Jesse C Krakauer, Nir Y Krakauer, Alessandra Bosetti, Chiara Matilde Ferrari, Laura Schneider, Barbara Borsani, Sara Arrigoni, Erica Pendezza, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of an outpatient multidisciplinary weight loss intervention in reducing body mass index (BMI) in children and adolescents suffering overweight and obesity, changes in A Body Shape Index (ABSI, waist circumference normalized to height and weight) and Hip Index (HI, normalized hip circumference) during treatment and correlation between the ABSI and HI with change in BMI z score. METHODS: We analyze anthropometric data from pediatric patients affected by overweight and obesity aged 2 to 18 years old who entered our multidisciplinary weight loss intervention, which included medical, psychological and nutritional sessions, from January 1st 2006 to December 31st 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701386/low-calcium-intake-in-midpregnancy-is-associated-with-hypertension-development-within-10-years-after-pregnancy-the-norwegian-mother-and-child-cohort-study
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Grace M Egeland, Svetlana Skurtveit, Solveig Sakshaug, Anne Kjersti Daltveit, Bjørn E Vikse, Margaretha Haugen
Background: Low dietary calcium intake may be a risk factor for hypertension, but studies conflict.Objective: We evaluated the ability to predict hypertension within 10 y after delivery based on calcium intake during midpregnancy.Methods: The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study of women delivering in 2004-2009 was linked to the Norwegian Prescription Database (2004-2013) to ascertain antihypertensive medication usage >90 d after delivery. Women with hypertension before pregnancy were excluded, leaving 60,027 mothers for analyses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699147/what-are-the-complications-survival-and-outcomes-after-revision-to-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-older-than-80-years
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nicholas J Clark, Andrew T Assenmacher, Brian T Samuelsen, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: By the time patients with a failed shoulder arthroplasty require revision surgery, a substantial number are older than 80 years. The risk of complications of revision arthroplasty in this elderly population is largely unknown and needs to be considered when contemplating whether these patients are too frail for revision surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the 90-day medical and surgical complications after revision to reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in patients older than 80 years? (2) What are the 2- and 5-year survival rates after revision? (3) Was there an improvement in pain at rest or with activity, range of motion (ROM), and strength after revision surgery? METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 38 patients who were older than 80 years (84 ± 3 years) underwent revision surgery to a RSA...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695786/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-clean-contaminated-head-and-neck-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter M Vila, Joseph Zenga, Ryan S Jackson
Objective To determine the optimal duration and type of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing clean-contaminated resection for head and neck cancer. Data Sources Search strategies were created by a medical librarian, implemented in multiple databases, and completed in June 2016. Review Methods The population of interest was adults ≥18 years undergoing clean-contaminated head and neck surgery, intervention was postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis, comparator was duration and types of antibiotics used, outcome was the wound infection rate, and the study design was randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694267/mobility-of-us-rural-primary-care-physicians-during-2000-2014
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Matthew R McGrail, Peter M Wingrove, Stephen M Petterson, Andrew W Bazemore
PURPOSE: Despite considerable investment in increasing the number of primary care physicians in rural shortage areas, little is known about their movement rates and factors influencing their mobility. We aimed to characterize geographic mobility among rural primary care physicians, and to identify location and individual factors that influence such mobility. METHODS: Using data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile for each clinically active US physician, we created seven 2-year (biennial) mobility periods during 2000-2014...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692673/gastrointestinal-parasite-infections-and-self-medication-in-wild-chimpanzees-surviving-in-degraded-forest-fragments-within-an-agricultural-landscape-mosaic-in-uganda
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Matthew R McLennan, Hideo Hasegawa, Massimo Bardi, Michael A Huffman
Monitoring health in wild great apes is integral to their conservation and is especially important where they share habitats with humans, given the potential for zoonotic pathogen exchange. We studied the intestinal parasites of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) inhabiting degraded forest fragments amid farmland and villages in Bulindi, Uganda. We first identified protozoan and helminth parasites infecting this population. Sixteen taxa were demonstrated microscopically (9 protozoa, 5 nematodes, 1 cestode, and 1 trematode)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692407/overdose-history-is-associated-with-post-detoxification-treatment-preference-for-persons-with-opioid-use-disorder
#17
Michael D Stein, Jessica N Flori, Megan M Risi, Micah T Conti, Bradley J Anderson, Genie L Bailey
BACKGROUND: Without aftercare treatment, persons discharged from short-term inpatient detoxification for opioid use disorder are at high risk of relapse. In previous work, those who were recently homeless or had pending legal problems were more likely to prefer residential treatment for aftercare. Here, based on clinical experience, we hypothesize that a particular clinical factor, surviving an opioid overdose, will be associated with aftercare preference. METHODS: Between May and December 2015, we surveyed consecutive persons seeking inpatient opioid detoxification...
July 10, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690668/white-opioids-pharmaceutical-race-and-the-war-on-drugs-that-wasn-t
#18
Julie Netherland, Helena Hansen
The US 'War on Drugs' has had a profound role in reinforcing racial hierarchies. Although Black Americans are no more likely than Whites to use illicit drugs, they are 6-10 times more likely to be incarcerated for drug offenses. Meanwhile, a very different system for responding to the drug use of Whites has emerged. This article uses the recent history of White opioids - the synthetic opiates such as OxyContin(®) that gained notoriety starting in the 1990s in connection with epidemic prescription medication abuse among White, suburban and rural Americans and Suboxone(®) that came on the market as an addiction treatment in the 2000s - to show how American drug policy is racialized, using the lesser known lens of decriminalized White drugs...
June 2017: BioSocieties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687186/evaluation-of-a-new-packaging-process-for-non-autoclavable-endoscopes-results-for-the-first-100-microbiological-samples
#19
C Minebois, P Saviuc, J Shum, P Tuvignon, I Pelloux, M-P Brenier-Pinchart, C Landelle, M-R Mallaret
BACKGROUND: A new process for packaging endoscopes (SureStore(®), Medical Innovations Group) immediately after they exit from washing and disinfection in an automated endoscope reprocessor (AER) allows for endoscopes to be stored for up to 15 days. AIM: To describe the microbiological quality of samples from gastrointestinal endoscopes following this process. METHODS: Three-month prospective study using microbiological sampling from a stock of 38 gastrointestinal endoscopes carried out in a French University Hospital...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683379/work-related-illness-work-related-accidents-and-lack-of-social-security-in-colombia
#20
María Teresa Buitrago Echeverri, César Ernesto Abadía-Barrero, Consuelo Granja Palacios
The impacts of neoliberal or market-based social security reforms in health have been extensively studied. How such reforms transformed employment-related insurance and entitlements, however, has received significantly less attention. This study aims to understand how the employment insurance system operates in Colombia and to assess how the experience of workers seeking social security entitlements relates to the system's structure. We conducted an ethnographic study of the Colombian Occupational Risk System between May 2014 and March 2016, with two main components: 1) analysis of the system itself through in-depth interviews with 32 people working in leadership positions and a systematic review of the system's most important legislation, and 2) a study of people who experienced problems receiving entitlements and were challenging the assessment of their work-related illness or accident...
June 23, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
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