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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056951/capromorelin-oral-solution-entyce%C3%A2-increases-food-consumption-and-body-weight-when-administered-for-4-consecutive-days-to-healthy-adult-beagle-dogs-in-a-randomized-masked-placebo-controlled-study
#1
Bill Zollers, Linda Rhodes, Ernst Heinen
BACKGROUND: Dogs can suffer from inappetence caused by a variety of medical conditions. This may present as anorexia (complete loss of appetite), hyporexia (decreased appetite) or dysrexia (change in food preferences). A drug with a new mechanism of action, capromorelin, has potential to stimulate appetite in dogs. Capromorelin is a ghrelin receptor agonist, which mimics the action of endogenous ghrelin. It is a member of the growth hormone secretagogue (GHS) class of drugs. Capromorelin oral solution (ENTYCE®) was tested in healthy adult male and female Beagle dogs (n = 6 males and 6 females per group) for its effect on food consumption and body weight...
January 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054000/a-comparative-study-of-cidp-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-patients
#2
Kaminie Moodley, Pierre L A Bill, Vinod Bhagu Patel
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in clinical presentation, electrodiagnostic measures, CSF changes, and treatment outcome measures in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of medical records of all patients meeting the European Federation of Neurology diagnostic criteria for idiopathic CIDP was performed in 2 neuromuscular units in Kwa-Zulu Natal between 2003 and 2015...
March 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048456/su-a-bra-04-incorporating-active-learning-into-medical-physics-education
#3
J Burmeister
: Vic Montemayor - No one has been more passionate about improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Medical Physics than Bill Hendee. It was in August of 2008 that the first AAPM Workshop on Becoming a Better Teacher of Medical Physics was held, organized and run by Bill Hendee. This was followed up in July of 2010 with a summer school on the same topic, again organized by Bill. There has been continued interest in alternate approaches to teaching medical physics since those initial gatherings...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047802/su-a-bra-05-panel-discussion
#4
V Montemayor
: Vic Montemayor - No one has been more passionate about improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Medical Physics than Bill Hendee. It was in August of 2008 that the first AAPM Workshop on Becoming a Better Teacher of Medical Physics was held, organized and run by Bill Hendee. This was followed up in July of 2010 with a summer school on the same topic, again organized by Bill. There has been continued interest in alternate approaches to teaching medical physics since those initial gatherings...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047689/su-a-bra-01-introduction
#5
V Montemayor
: Vic Montemayor - No one has been more passionate about improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Medical Physics than Bill Hendee. It was in August of 2008 that the first AAPM Workshop on Becoming a Better Teacher of Medical Physics was held, organized and run by Bill Hendee. This was followed up in July of 2010 with a summer school on the same topic, again organized by Bill. There has been continued interest in alternate approaches to teaching medical physics since those initial gatherings...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047040/su-a-bra-02-making-the-most-of-a-one-hour-lecture-with-alternative-teaching-methodologies-implementing-project-based-and-flipped-learning
#6
R Howell
: Vic Montemayor - No one has been more passionate about improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Medical Physics than Bill Hendee. It was in August of 2008 that the first AAPM Workshop on Becoming a Better Teacher of Medical Physics was held, organized and run by Bill Hendee. This was followed up in July of 2010 with a summer school on the same topic, again organized by Bill. There has been continued interest in alternate approaches to teaching medical physics since those initial gatherings...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046566/we-ab-202-08-feasibility-of-single-inhalation-single-energy-xenon-ct-for-high-resolution-imaging-of-regional-lung-ventilation-in-humans
#7
D Pinkham, M Negahdar, E Schueler, T Yamamoto, M Diehn, E Mittra, B Loo, P Maxim
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the efficacy of a novel functional lung imaging method that utilizes single-inhalation, single-energy xenon CT (Xe-CT) lung ventilation scans, and to compare it against the current clinical standard, ventilation single-photon emission CT (V-SPECT). METHODS: In an IRB-approved clinical study, 14 patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy received two successive single inhalation, single energy (80keV) CT images of the entire lung using 100% oxygen and a 70%/30% xenon-oxygen mixture...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046413/su-a-bra-00-education-council-symposium-revitalizing-your-medical-physics-classroom-some-examples-and-thoughts-from-the-trenches
#8
Victor Montemayor
: Vic Montemayor - No one has been more passionate about improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Medical Physics than Bill Hendee. It was in August of 2008 that the first AAPM Workshop on Becoming a Better Teacher of Medical Physics was held, organized and run by Bill Hendee. This was followed up in July of 2010 with a summer school on the same topic, again organized by Bill. There has been continued interest in alternate approaches to teaching medical physics since those initial gatherings...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046385/su-a-bra-03-creative-stimulation-a-flexible-hands-on-approach-to-building-a-deeper-understanding-of-critical-concepts-in-radiation-physics
#9
S Naqvi
: Vic Montemayor - No one has been more passionate about improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching of Medical Physics than Bill Hendee. It was in August of 2008 that the first AAPM Workshop on Becoming a Better Teacher of Medical Physics was held, organized and run by Bill Hendee. This was followed up in July of 2010 with a summer school on the same topic, again organized by Bill. There has been continued interest in alternate approaches to teaching medical physics since those initial gatherings...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031256/organ-donation-after-medical-assistance-in-dying-or-cessation-of-life-sustaining-treatment-requested-by-conscious-patients-the-canadian-context
#10
Julie Allard, Marie-Chantal Fortin
In June 2016, following the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to decriminalise assistance in dying, the Canadian government enacted Bill C-14, legalising medical assistance in dying (MAID). In 2014, the province of Quebec had passed end-of-life care legislation making MAID available as of December 2015. The availability of MAID has many implications, including the possibility of combining this practice with organ donation through the controlled donation after cardiac death (cDCD) protocol. cDCD most often occurs in cases where the patient has a severe neurological injury but does not meet all the criteria for brain death...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030534/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-cyp3a5-impacts-the-exposure-to-tacrolimus-in-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-a-pharmacogenetic-substudy-of-the-twist-trial
#11
Heiko Billing, Britta Höcker, Alexander Fichtner, Rita van Damme-Lombaerts, Styrbjorn Friman, Jenö Jaray, Karel Vondrak, Eniko Sarvary, Luca Dello Strologo, Michael Oellerich, Nicolas von Ahsen, Burkhard Tönshoff
BACKGROUND: The pharmacokinetics (PK) of tacrolimus (TAC) and mycophenolic acid (MPA) are highly variable. An impact of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the genes coding for enzymes and transporters involved in the PK of TAC and/or MPA is intuitively conceivable. Accordingly, we sought to analyze the influence of different SNPs on TAC and MPA exposure in pediatric renal transplant recipients. METHODS: A subpopulation of 37 patients (median age: 12.8 years, range 2...
November 24, 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028150/cost-effectiveness-of-solitaire-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-results-from-the-swift-prime-trial-solitaire-with-the-intention-for-thrombectomy-as-primary-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#12
Theresa I Shireman, Kaijun Wang, Jeffrey L Saver, Mayank Goyal, Alain Bonafé, Hans-Christoph Diener, Elad I Levy, Vitor M Pereira, Gregory W Albers, Christophe Cognard, Werner Hacke, Olav Jansen, Tudor G Jovin, Heinrich P Mattle, Raul G Nogueira, Adnan H Siddiqui, Dileep R Yavagal, Thomas G Devlin, Demetrius K Lopes, Vivek K Reddy, Richard du Mesnil de Rochemont, Reza Jahan, Katherine A Vilain, John House, Jin-Moo Lee, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical trials have demonstrated improved 90-day outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with stent retriever thrombectomy plus tissue-type plasminogen activator (SST+tPA) compared with tPA. Previous studies suggested that this strategy may be cost-effective, but models were derived from pooled data and older assumptions. METHODS: In this prospective economic substudy conducted alongside the SWIFT-PRIME trial (Solitaire With the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke), in-trial costs were measured for patients using detailed medical resource utilization and hospital billing data...
December 27, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028130/does-tax-based-health-financing-offer-protection-from-financial-catastrophe-findings-from-a-household-economic-impact-survey-of-ischaemic-heart-disease-in-malaysia
#13
Surianti Sukeri, Masoud Mirzaei, Stephen Jan
BACKGROUND: Malaysia is an upper-middle income country with a tax-based health financing system. Health care is relatively affordable, and safety nets are provided for the needy. The objectives of this study were to determine the out-of-pocket health spending, proportion of catastrophic health spending (out-of-pocket spending >40% of non-food expenditure), economic hardship and financial coping strategies among patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in Malaysia under the present health financing system...
January 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024947/clinical-genomic-profiling-of-a-diverse-array-of-oncology-specimens-at-a-large-academic-cancer-center-identification-of-targetable-variants-and-experience-with-reimbursement
#14
Anthony N Sireci, Vimla S Aggarwal, Andrew T Turk, Tatyana Gindin, Mahesh M Mansukhani, Susan J Hsiao
Large cancer panels are being increasingly used in the practice of precision medicine to generate genomic profiles of tumors with the goal of identifying targetable variants and guiding eligibility for clinical trials. To facilitate identification of mutations in a broad range of solid and hematological malignancies, a 467-gene oncology panel (Columbia Combined Cancer Panel) was developed in collaboration with pathologists and oncologists and is currently available and in use for clinical diagnostics. Herein, we share our experience with this testing in an academic medical center...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018923/spinal-epidural-abscess-in-adults-a-10-year-clinical-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-academic-medical-center
#15
Andrew W Artenstein, Jennifer Friderici, Adam Holers, Deirdre Lewis, Jan Fitzgerald, Paul Visintainer
Background.  Delayed recognition of spinal epidural abscess (SEA) contributes to poor outcomes from this highly morbid and potentially lethal infection. We performed a case-control study in a regional, high-volume, tertiary care, academic medical center over the years 2005-2015 to assess the potential changing epidemiology, clinical and laboratory manifestations, and course of this disorder and to identify factors that might lead to early identification of SEA. Methods.  Diagnostic billing codes consistent with SEA were used to identify inpatient admissions for abstraction...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018532/global-health-and-graduate-medical-education-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Corey B Bills, James Ahn
BACKGROUND : Global health (GH) interest is increasing in graduate medical education (GME). The popularity of the GH topic has created growth in the GME literature. OBJECTIVE : The authors aim to provide a systematic review of published approaches to GH in GME. METHODS : We searched PubMed using variable keywords to identify articles with abstracts published between January 1975 and January 2015 focusing on GME approaches to GH. Articles meeting inclusion criteria were evaluated for content by authors to ensure relevance...
December 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005557/preadmission-diuretic-use-and-mortality-in-patients-hospitalized-with-hyponatremia-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
#17
Louise Holland-Bill, Christian F Christiansen, Sinna P Ulrichsen, Troels Ring, Jens O Lunde Jørgensen, Henrik T Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia is associated with increased mortality and is frequently induced by diuretic use. It is uncertain whether diuretic use is linked to mortality risk in patients with hyponatremia. STUDY QUESTION: To measure the prognostic impact of diuretic use on 30-day mortality among patients hospitalized with hyponatremia. STUDY DESIGN: Using population-based registries, we identified all patients with a serum sodium measurement <135 mmol/L within 24 hours after acute hospital admission in western Denmark from 2006 to 2012 (cumulative population of 2...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998016/elucidating-the-role-of-hyposalivation-and-autoimmunity-in-oral-candidiasis
#18
Monisha Billings, Bruce A Dye, Timothy Iafolla, Margaret Grisius, Ilias Alevizos
INTRODUCTION: Oral candidiasis (OC) is a potential oral complication in Sjögren's Syndrome (SS). Some studies indicate that the low stimulated salivary flow and not low unstimulated salivary flow is associated with OC in SS, while others report that the underlying autoimmune disorders contributes to OC, based solely on correlation coefficients. Given the conflicting and limited existing evidence, we purposed to ascertain the role of both salivary gland dysfunction (hyposalivation based on unstimulated and stimulated flow rates) and autoimmunity (SS, other autoimmune disorders) in OC among those with SS, other salivary gland dysfunction and non-salivary gland dysfunction controls (NSGD)...
December 20, 2016: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994774/does-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-minimize-surgical-site-infections
#19
Arvind Gopalrao Kulkarni, Ravish Shammi Patel, Shumayou Dutta
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) in minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) in a cohort of patients and compare with available historical data on SSI in open spinal surgery cohorts, and to evaluate additional direct costs incurred due to SSI. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: SSI can lead to prolonged antibiotic therapy, extended hospitalization, repeated operations, and implant removal...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983624/sharing-the-load-amish-healthcare-financing
#20
Kristyn Rohrer, Lauren Dundes
When settling healthcare bills, the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania rely on an ethos of mutual aid, independent of the government. Consonant with this philosophy, many Amish do not participate in or receive benefits from Social Security or Medicare. They are also exempted from the Affordable Care Act of 2010. This study expands the limited documentation of Amish Hospital Aid, an Amish health insurance program that covers major medical costs. Interview data from 11 Amish adults in Lancaster County depict how this aid program supplements traditional congregational alms coverage of medical expenses...
December 14, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
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