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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644546/-18-f-fluoromisonidazole-uptake-in-advanced-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-voxel-by-voxel-pet-kinetics-study
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Daniel R McGowan, Ruth E Macpherson, Sara L Hackett, Dan Liu, Fergus V Gleeson, W Gillies McKenna, Geoff S Higgins, John D Fenwick
PURPOSE: To determine the relative abilities of compartment models to describe time-courses of 18F-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) uptake in tumor voxels of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) imaged using dynamic positron emission tomography. Also to use fits of the best-performing model to investigate changes in fitted rate-constants with distance from the tumor edge. METHODS: Reversible and irreversible two- and three-tissue compartment models were fitted to 24,662 individual voxel time activity curves (TACs) obtained from tumors in 9 patients, each imaged twice...
June 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644527/an-audit-on-technical-quality-of-root-fillings-performed-by-undergraduate-students
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W Fong, O Heidarifar, S Killough, M Lappin, I A El Karim
AIM: To evaluate radiographically the technical quality of root fillings performed by undergraduate dental students and to assess whether students were exposed to an appropriate endodontic case mix during their clinical training. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective audit was undertaken evaluating the clinical records of patients who underwent endodontic procedures during the period from September 2015 to June 2016 in the Dental School at Queen's University Belfast, UK...
June 23, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644426/the-association-between-the-serum-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-colorectal-cancer
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Ismar Rašić, Azra Rašić, Goran Akšamija, Svjetlana Radović, Nedžad Šehović
Aim To determine the serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) concentration and their association with the stage and histopathologic sizes of colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods One hundred and two patients with clinically diagnosed and histologically confirmed colorectal cancer ready for surgical treatment were included in the study. In each patient, preoperative peripheral venous blood samples were taken for determination of the concentration of MMP-9 using ELISA immunoassay test. Resected tumour specimens were studied pathologically according to the criteria of the TNM classification...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644057/the-implementation-of-medical-monitoring-programs-following-potentially-hazardous-exposures-a-medico-legal-perspective
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David Vearrier, Michael I Greenberg
CONTEXT: Clinical toxicologists may be called upon to determine the appropriateness of medical monitoring following documented or purported exposures to toxicants in the occupational, environmental, and medical settings. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE database using the Ovid(®) search engine for the following terms cross-referenced to the MeSH database: ("occupational exposures" OR "environmental exposures") AND ("physiologic monitoring" OR "population surveillance")...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642565/no-evidence-available-on-best-therapies-for-postextraction-haemorrhage
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Analia Veitz-Keenan, James Keenan
Data sourcesThe review searched for published and ongoing trials in several databases with no restrictions on language or date of publication which included the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials, Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, CINAHL, Embase, WHO Clinical Trials Registry Platform and clinical trial.gov.Study selectionRandomised clinical trials were considered that evaluated any intervention compared with another or with placebo for treating postoperative bleeding (PEB), post extraction. The primary outcome measures sought were: bleeding, amount of blood loss and cessation time required to control bleeding...
June 23, 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641551/nailfold-capillaroscopy-within-and-beyond-the-scope-of-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sevdalina Lambova, Ulf Müller-Ladner
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a noninvasive instrumental method for morphological analysis of the nutritive capillaries in the nailfold area. In rheumatology, it is a method of choice among instrumental modalities for differentiation of primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) in rheumatic diseases. RP is a common diagnostic problem in rheumatology. Defining the proper diagnosis is a prerequisite for administration of the appropriate treatment. Thus, nailfold capillaroscopic examination is of crucial importance for the every-day practice of the rheumatologists and is currently gaining increasing attention...
June 14, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641465/initial-evaluation-of-psychometric-properties-of-a-structured-work-task-application-for-the-assessment-of-work-performance-in-a-constructed-environment
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Elin A Karlsson, Gunilla M Liedberg, Jan L Sandqvist
PURPOSE: The Swedish Social Insurance Administration has developed a new assessment tool for sickness insurance. This study is a part of the initial evaluation of the application, called the Assessment of Work Performance, Structured Activities, and focuses on evaluation of the psychometric properties of social validity, content validity, and utility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a qualitative study using semi-structured telephone interviews with occupational therapists...
June 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639956/small-fiber-neuropathy-a-disabling-and-underrecognized-syndrome
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Mareye Voortman, Daan Fritz, Oscar J M Vogels, Filip Eftimov, Diederik van de Beek, Matthijs C Brouwer, Marjolein Drent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss cause, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and treatment of small fiber neuropathy (SFN). The diagnosis is difficult and can be easily missed. RECENT FINDINGS: SFN causes high morbidity with disabling symptoms and impact on quality of life. Patients may benefit from being diagnosed with SFN, even if no underlying cause is identified and no specific treatment is yet available. Recently, genetic mutations as a possible cause of SFN were identified...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639480/managing-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-adults-using-illicit-psychostimulants-a-systematic-review
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Jon Cook, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Shalini Arunogiri, Edward Ogden, Yvonne Bonomo
CONTEXT: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stimulant use disorder commonly co-exist, and appropriate treatments have not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To provide guidance for treatment of co-existing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stimulant use disorder. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of published English articles using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Cochrane, utilising consistent search terms. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised controlled trials, comparing any treatment arm with a control group, for participants meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or equivalent criteria for both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and stimulant use disorder...
June 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639335/a-systematic-review-on-identifying-risk-factors-associated-with-early-sexual-debut-and-coerced-sex-among-adolescents-and-young-people-in-communities
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Regina Lai Tong Lee, Alice Yuen Loke, Tsz Man Tommy Hung, Howard Sobel
AIM: To review literature on identifying the risk factors associated with early sexual coerced debut with the aim to facilitate the health care workers' planning of relevant health services to improve intervention strategies for delaying of early coerced sexual debut or forced sexual debut (CSD/FSD) in the communities. BACKGROUND: Identifying the risk factors associated with coercion at first sex is crucial for developing appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and health promotion in response...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638855/end-of-life-care-and-do-not-resuscitate-orders-how-much-does-age-influence-decision-making-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ifor Cook, Aimee L Kirkup, Lauren J Langham, Muminah A Malik, Gabriella Marlow, Ian Sammy
With population aging, "do not resuscitate" (DNAR) decisions, pertaining to the appropriateness of attempting resuscitation following a cardiac arrest, are becoming commoner. It is unclear from the literature whether using age to make these decisions represents "ageism." We undertook a systematic review of the literature using CINAHL, Medline, and the Cochrane database to investigate the relationship between age and DNAR. All 10 studies fulfilling our inclusion criteria found that "do not attempt resuscitation" orders were more prevalent in older patients; eight demonstrated that this was independent of other mediating factors such as illness severity and likely outcome...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638506/efficacy-of-interventions-to-reduce-resident-physician-burnout-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kiran R Busireddy, Jonathan A Miller, Kathleen Ellison, Vicky Ren, Rehan Qayyum, Mukta Panda
BACKGROUND: Studies report high burnout prevalence among resident physicians, with little consensus on methods to effectively reduce it. OBJECTIVE: This systematic literature review explores the efficacy of interventions in reducing resident burnout. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched using these key words: burnout and resident, intern, or residency. We excluded review articles, editorials, letters, and non-English-language articles...
June 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638417/development-and-validation-of-a-decision-making-stratification-algorithm-to-optimize-the-use-of-rapid-diagnostic-testing-for-patients-with-staphylococcus-bacteremia
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Thamer A Almangour, Abdullah A Alhifany, Deanne E Tabb
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether introducing rapid diagnostic testing in conjunction with implementing a stratification algorithm for testing eligibility would be an appropriate clinical and cost saving approach. METHOD: An internal concurrent 4-month observational study was performed. Positive blood cultures continued to be worked up in accordance with standard of care. An additional call to the infectious disease (ID) pharmacy service occurred for all positive blood cultures with Gram-positive cocci in clusters (GPCC)...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637606/inter-examiner-classification-reliability-of-mechanical-diagnosis-and-therapy-for-extremity-problems-systematic-review
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Hiroshi Takasaki, Kousuke Okuyama, Richard Rosedale
BACKGROUND: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is used in the treatment of extremity problems. Classifying clinical problems is one method of providing effective treatment to a target population. Classification reliability is a key factor to determine the precise clinical problem and to direct an appropriate intervention. OBJECTIVES: To explore inter-examiner reliability of the MDT classification for extremity problems in three reliability designs: 1) vignette reliability using surveys with patient vignettes, 2) concurrent reliability, where multiple assessors decide a classification by observing someone's assessment, 3) successive reliability, where multiple assessors independently assess the same patient at different times...
February 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637479/pediatric-emental-healthcare-technologies-a-systematic-review-of-implementation-foci-in-research-studies-and-government-and-organizational-documents
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REVIEW
Nicole D Gehring, Patrick McGrath, Lori Wozney, Amir Soleimani, Kathryn Bennett, Lisa Hartling, Anna Huguet, Michele P Dyson, Amanda S Newton
BACKGROUND: Researchers, healthcare planners, and policymakers convey a sense of urgency in using eMental healthcare technologies to improve pediatric mental healthcare availability and access. Yet, different stakeholders may focus on different aspects of implementation. We conducted a systematic review to identify implementation foci in research studies and government/organizational documents for eMental healthcare technologies for pediatric mental healthcare. METHODS: A search of eleven electronic databases and grey literature was conducted...
June 21, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637145/amount-of-balance-necessary-for-the-independence-of-transfer-and-stair-climbing-in-stroke-inpatients
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Takaaki Fujita, Atsushi Sato, Yuji Ohashi, Kazutaka Nishiyama, Takuro Ohashi, Kazuhiro Yamane, Yuichi Yamamoto, Kenji Tsuchiya, Koji Otsuki, Fusae Tozato
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the amount of balance necessary for the independence of transfer and stair-climbing in stroke patients. METHOD: This study included 111 stroke inpatients. Simple and multiple regression analyses were conducted to establish the association between the FIM(®) instrument scores for transfer or stair-climbing and Berg Balance Scale. Furthermore, receiver operating characteristic curves were used to elucidate the amount of balance necessary for the independence of transfer and stair-climbing...
February 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635993/head-and-neck-vascular-anomalies-a-multidisciplinary-approach-and-diagnostic-criteria
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L Moneghini, V Sangiorgio, D Tosi, G Colletti, F Melchiorre, V Baraldini, D Graziani, R M Alfano, G Vercellio, G Bulfamante
Vascular anomalies represent a heterogeneous group of pathologies of the circulatory system that can affect any type of hematic and /or lymphatic vessel of different diameter or anatomic site. The extreme variability of tissue types and districts involved by these lesions determines a wide heterogeneity of clinical manifestations, resulting in involvement of different medical expertise. In this context, a commonly agreed terminology is crucial for the appropriate evaluation and multidisciplinary management of patients...
March 2017: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633633/utilization-and-farmers-knowledge-on-pigeonpea-diversity-in-benin-west-africa
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Mathieu Anatole Tele Ayenan, Agyemang Danquah, Léonard Essehou Ahoton, Kwadwo Ofori
BACKGROUND: Understanding factors driving farmers' uses of crop genetic resources is a key component not only to design appropriate conservation strategies but also to promote sustainable production. However, in Benin, limited information is available on farmers' knowledge related to pigeonpea uses and conservation. This study aimed at i) identifying and investigating the different uses of pigeonpea in relation with socio-cultural factors, namely age, gender, ethnic group and respondents' residence, ii) assessing pigeonpea varieties richness at household level and iii) evaluating the extent and distribution of pigeonpea varieties...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633040/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-training-challenges-and-potential-opportunities-through-networking-and-integration-of-modern-technologies-to-the-practice-setting
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REVIEW
Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Mahmoud Aljurf
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), particularly allogeneic HCT, is a complex and a high-risk procedure requiring expertise to manage potential treatment complications. Published data supports the value of quality management systems in improving post-transplant outcomes; however, there are no universally established, or agreed upon, criteria to assess adequacy of training of physicians, transplant or nontransplant, and supporting staff, among others. It is of paramount importance for transplant centers to identify the needed area(s) of expertise in order to seek appropriate training for their staff...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631765/-noninvasive-ventilation-and-sedation-evidence-and-practical-tools-for-its-utilization
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Ilaria Battistoni, Marco Marini, Giorgio Caretta, Fabio Vagnarelli, Fabiana Lucà, Emilia Biscottini, Alberto Lavorgna, Vincenza Procaccini, Letizia Riva, Gabriele Vianello, Nadia Aspromonte, Massimo Iacoviello, Renata De Maria, Serafina Valente, Michele Massimo Gulizia
Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has gained increased acceptance inside the critical area, since it has been shown to be effective in reducing or avoiding the need for oro-tracheal intubation. NIV efficacy is dependent on the selection of the appropriate patients and on their compliance to therapy. Actually, full collaboration is not easily reached especially in agitated patients.Sedation during NIV is useful to reduce the rate of treatment failure, but robust data to guide the development of best practice are limited and sometimes local customs appear to exert a strong influence on patterns of care...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
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