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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748339/laparoscopic-hysterectomy-for-benign-indications-clinical-practice-guideline
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Evelien M Sandberg, Wouter J K Hehenkamp, Peggy M Geomini, Petra F Janssen, Frank Willem Jansen, Andries R H Twijnstra
PURPOSE: Since the introduction of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, the percentage of advanced laparoscopic procedures has greatly increased worldwide. It seems therefore, timely to standardize laparoscopic gynecologic care according to the principles of evidence-based medicine. With this goal in mind-the Dutch Society of Gynecological Endoscopic Surgery initiated in The Netherlands the development of a national guideline for laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). This present article provides a summary of the main recommendations of the guideline...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748178/community-based-prescribing-for-impetigo-in-remote-australia-an-opportunity-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Stefanie Jane Oliver, James Cush, Jeanette E Ward
BACKGROUND: To support antibiotic prescribing for both hospital and community-based health professionals working in remote North Western Australia, a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Committee was established in 2013. This Committee is usually focused on hospital-based prescribing. A troubling increase in sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim resistance in Staphylococcus aureus antibiograms from 9 to 18% over 1 year prompted a shift in gaze to community prescribing. WHAT WE DID: Finding a paucity of relevant research, we first investigated contextual factors influencing local prescribing...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748073/consumer-orientated-development-of-hybrid-beef-burger-and-sausage-analogues
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Michelle Neville, Amparo Tarrega, Louise Hewson, Tim Foster
Hybrid meat analogues, whereby a proportion of meat has been partially replaced by more sustainable protein sources, have been proposed to provide a means for more sustainable diets in the future. Consumer testing was conducted to determine consumer acceptability of different formulations of Hybrid beef burgers and pork sausages in comparison with both meat and meat-free commercial products. Acceptability data were generated using the 9-point hedonic scale. Check-all-that-apply (CATA) questioning was used to determine the sensory attributes perceived in each product as well as information on the attributes of consumers' ideal products...
July 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747996/triptorelin-for-the-relief-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-men-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-observational-grouped-analysis-study
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Thierry Gil, Fouad Aoun, Patrick Cabri, Valérie Perrot, Roland van Velthoven
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTSs) may develop in men with prostate cancer (PCa) and can impact quality of life (QoL). Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists as androgen deprivation therapy are standard treatment for PCa, however, data are limited on their effects on LUTSs. A grouped analysis of national observational, non-interventional studies initiated in clinical practice was performed to assess the effectiveness of triptorelin in reducing moderate or severe LUTSs, measured using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) in men with advanced or metastatic PCa...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747172/characteristics-of-the-specific-humoral-response-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors-after-active-immunotherapy-with-a-vegf-vaccine-at-different-antigen-doses-and-using-two-distinct-adjuvants
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Javier Sánchez Ramírez, Yanelys Morera Díaz, Mónica Bequet-Romero, Francisco Hernández-Bernal, Katty-Hind Selman-Housein Bernal, Ana de la Torre Santos, Eduardo Rafael Santiesteban Álvarez, Yenima Martín Bauta, Cimara H Bermúdez Badell, Josué de la Torre Pupo, Jorge V Gavilondo, Marta Ayala Avila
BACKGROUND: CIGB-247, a VSSP-adjuvanted VEGF-based vaccine, was evaluated in a phase I clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors (CENTAURO). Vaccination with the maximum dose of antigen showed an excellent safety profile, exhibited the highest immunogenicity and was the only one showing a reduction on platelet VEGF bioavailability. However, this antigen dose level did not achieve a complete seroconversion rate in vaccinated patients. These clinical results led us to the question whether a "reserve" of untapped immune response potential against VEGF could exist in cancer patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745243/-an-image-says-more-than-a-thousand-words-standardising-video-registration-in-the-operating-theatre
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F W van de Graaf, A G Menon, M M Lange
Today, video imaging is a major part of laparoscopic surgery. Despite continuous efforts to improve or innovate laparoscopic techniques, the registration of laparoscopic imaging for quality of care purposes remains an afterthought. By recording the essential steps of a surgical procedure, it is possible to inquire in more detail about what actually occurred in the operating theatre. However, it is necessary to take the legal framework into account. Questions concerning patient consent, permission from healthcare providers, whether video documentation should enter the patient record, and the length of the period it is retained must be answered...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739199/results-of-the-first-american-prospective-study-of-intravenous-iron-in-oral-iron-intolerant-iron-deficient-gravidas
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Michael Auerbach, Stephanie E James, Melissa Nicoletti, Steven Lenowitz, Nicola London, Huzefa F Bahrain, Richard Derman, Samuel Smith
BACKGROUND: Anemia affects up to 42% of gravidas. Neonatal iron deficiency is associated with low birth weight, delayed growth and development, and increased cognitive and behavioral abnormalities. While oral iron is convenient, up to 70% report significant gastrointestinal toxicity. Intravenous iron formulations allowing replacement in one visit with favorable side-effect profiles decrease rates of anemia with improved hemoglobin responses and maternal fetal outcomes. METHODS: 74 oral iron intolerant, 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimester iron deficient gravidas were questioned for oral iron intolerance and treated with intravenous iron...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737572/european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-and-nutritional-complications-in-children-with-neurological-impairment
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Claudio Romano, Myriam van Wynckel, Jessie Hulst, Ilse Broekaert, Jiri Bronsky, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Nataša F Mis, Iva Hojsak, Rok Orel, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Michela Schaeppi, Nikhil Thapar, Michael Wilschanski, Peter Sullivan, Frédéric Gottrand
OBJECTIVES: Feeding difficulties are frequent in children with neurological impairments and can be associated with undernutrition, growth failure, micronutrients deficiencies, osteopenia, and nutritional comorbidities. Gastrointestinal problems including gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation, and dysphagia are also frequent in this population and affect quality of life and nutritional status. There is currently a lack of a systematic approach to the care of these patients. With this report, European Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition aims to develop uniform guidelines for the management of the gastroenterological and nutritional problems in children with neurological impairment...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735259/observational-study-on-the-palatability-and-tolerability-of-oral-prednisolone-and-oral-dexamethasone-in-children-in-saudi-arabia-and-the-uk
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Fahad Aljebab, Mofadhi Alanazi, Imti Choonara, Sharon Conroy
BACKGROUND: Short-course oral corticosteroids are routinely used to treat acute asthma and croup. We evaluated their tolerability and palatability in Saudi Arabian (SA) and UK children. METHODS: Prospective observational/interview study (3 months in each country). Palatability was evaluated using a 5-point facial Hedonicscale and tolerability by direct questioning of patient/parents. RESULTS: In SA, of 122 patients (2-10 years) recruited, 52 received prednisolone base tablets, 37 prednisolone sodium phosphate syrup and 33 received dexamethasone elixir...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733752/generic-immunosuppressants
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Mara Medeiros, Julia Lumini, Noah Stern, Gilberto Castañeda-Hernández, Guido Filler
Immunosuppressive drugs for solid organ transplantation are critical dose drugs with a narrow therapeutic index. Many of the most commonly used innovator drugs are off patent and have been replicated by generic counterparts, often at substantial cost-savings to the patient. However, serious adverse events caused by the transition from innovator to generic medications, specifically in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients, have questioned these autosubstitutions. The purpose of this review is to summarize the criteria set forth by the regulatory bodies, and to examine how major immunosuppressive drugs conform to these recommendations...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729109/n-o-211-d%C3%A3-pistage-et-prise-en-charge-de-la-vaginose-bact%C3%A3-rienne-pendant-la-grossesse
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Mark H Yudin, Deborah M Money
OBJECTIF: Analyser les résultats et fournir des recommandations au sujet du dépistage et de la prise en charge de la vaginose bactérienne pendant la grossesse. OPTIONS: Les options de pratique clinique prises en considération au moment de formuler la présente directive clinique. ISSUES: Parmi les issues évaluées, on trouve les taux d'efficacité et de guérison de l'antibiothérapie, et l'influence de la prise en charge de la vaginose bactérienne sur les taux d'issues de grossesse indésirables (tels que le travail et l'accouchement prétermes, et la rupture prématurée des membranes préterme)...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720514/ahrq-series-on-complex-intervention-systematic-reviews-paper-2-defining-complexity-formulating-scope-and-questions
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Michael P Kelly, Jane Noyes, Robert L Kane, Christine Chang, Stacey Uhl, Karen A Robinson, Stacey Springs, Mary E Butler, Jeanne-Marie Guise
BACKGROUND: The early stages of a systematic review set the scope and expectations. This can be particularly challenging for complex interventions given their multi-dimensional and dynamic nature. RATIONALE: This paper builds on concepts introduced in Paper 1 of this series. It describes the methodological, practical and philosophical challenges and potential approaches for formulating the questions and scope of systematic reviews of complex interventions. Further it discusses the use of theory to help organize reviews of complex interventions...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720510/ahrq-series-on-complex-intervention-systematic-reviews-paper-3-adapting-frameworks-to-develop-protocols
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Mary Butler, Richard A Epstein, Annette Totten, Evelyn P Whitlock, Mohammed T Ansari, Laura J Damschroder, Ethan Balk, Eric B Bass, Nancy D Berkman, Susanne Hempel, Suchitra Iyer, Karen Schoelles, Jeanne-Marie Guise
BACKGROUND: Once a proposed topic has been identified for a systematic review and has undergone a question formulation stage, a protocol must be developed that specifies the scope and research questions in detail and outlines the methodology for conducting the systematic review. RATIONALE: Framework modifications are often needed to accommodate increased complexity. We describe and give examples of adaptations as well as alternatives to traditional analytic frameworks...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717863/global-mental-health-and-adolescent-anxiety-kin-care-and-struggle-in-new-mexico
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Janis H Jenkins, Annika Stone
While recent developments within the field of global mental health have illuminated the reality of serious mental health difficulties worldwide, particularly in low-income settings, research that focuses on children and adolescents remains underdeveloped. This is especially the case with respect to ethnographic studies of lived experience of adolescents diagnosed with serious mental health conditions. Drawing from an interdisciplinary study of adolescents in New Mexico who were afflicted with a broad range of disorders according to contemporary research diagnostic criteria, this article focuses on anxiety-related conditions with respect to subjective experience and social-ecological contexts of living with such conditions...
July 17, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716156/generic-atorvastatin-is-as-effective-as-the-brand-name-drug-lipitor-%C3%A2-in-lowering-cholesterol-levels-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alexander Loch, Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Daniel Kofink, Dzafir Ismail, Imran Zainal Abidin, Ramesh Singh Veriah
BACKGROUND: In a world of ever increasing health care costs, generic drugs represent a major opportunity to ensure access to essential medicines for people who otherwise would be unable to afford them. However, some clinicians and patients are still questioning the safety and effectiveness of generic formulations compared to the proprietary drugs necessitating further systematic research analyzing the generic drugs' efficacy. Our objective was to compare the lipid lowering effects of generic and branded atorvastatin...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714278/extension-of-the-association-structure-in-joint-models-to-include-weighted-cumulative-effects
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Katya Mauff, Ewout W Steyerberg, Giel Nijpels, Amber A W A van der Heijden, Dimitris Rizopoulos
Motivated by a study measuring diabetes-related risk factors and complications, we postulate an extension to the standard formulation of joint models for longitudinal and survival outcomes, wherein the longitudinal outcome has a cumulative effect on the hazard of the event, weighted by recency. We focus on the relationship between the biomarker HbA1c and the development of sight threatening retinopathy, since the impact of the HbA1c marker on the risk of sight threatening retinopathy is expected to be cumulative, with the evolution of the HbA1c marker over time contributing to progressively greater damage to the vascular structure of the retina...
July 17, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710702/bayesian-inference-for-biomarker-discovery-in-proteomics-an-analytic-solution
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Noura Dridi, Audrey Giremus, Jean-Francois Giovannelli, Caroline Truntzer, Melita Hadzagic, Jean-Philippe Charrier, Laurent Gerfault, Patrick Ducoroy, Bruno Lacroix, Pierre Grangeat, Pascal Roy
This paper addresses the question of biomarker discovery in proteomics. Given clinical data regarding a list of proteins for a set of individuals, the tackled problem is to extract a short subset of proteins the concentrations of which are an indicator of the biological status (healthy or pathological). In this paper, it is formulated as a specific instance of variable selection. The originality is that the proteins are not investigated one after the other but the best partition between discriminant and non-discriminant proteins is directly sought...
December 2017: EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710655/about-the-right-to-be-ill
#18
Jacek Halasz
The article raises the issue of 'the right to be ill', formulated by Tadeusz Kielanowski, a Polish physician and humanist. According to him, the right to health should be supplemented by the principle which would serve the protection of people with diseases or disabilities. One-sided interpretation of 'the right to health' may result in various forms of intolerance and discrimination. This paper presents what dangers Kielanowski recognized and explains why his approach was considered to be a novelty; what the idea of 'the right to be ill' is, how the need for it is substantiated...
July 14, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709925/the-infinitesimal-model-definition-derivation-and-implications
#19
N H Barton, A M Etheridge, A Véber
Our focus here is on the infinitesimal model. In this model, one or several quantitative traits are described as the sum of a genetic and a non-genetic component, the first being distributed within families as a normal random variable centred at the average of the parental genetic components, and with a variance independent of the parental traits. Thus, the variance that segregates within families is not perturbed by selection, and can be predicted from the variance components. This does not necessarily imply that the trait distribution across the whole population should be Gaussian, and indeed selection or population structure may have a substantial effect on the overall trait distribution...
July 11, 2017: Theoretical Population Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708751/use-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-comforting-patients-in-palliative-care-a-scoping-review
#20
Adriana Coelho, Vítor Parola, Daniela Cardoso, Miguel Escobar Bravo, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: Palliative care aims to provide the maximum possible comfort to people with advanced and incurable diseases. The use of non-pharmacological interventions to promote comfort in palliative care settings has been increasing.However, information on implemented and evaluated interventions, their characteristics, contexts of application, and population is scattered in the literature, hampering the formulation of accurate questions on the effectiveness of those interventions and, consequently, the development of a systematic review...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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