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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640793/intraoperative-computed-tomography-ct-for-treating-giant-carotid-intracavernous-aneurysms
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Zhe Xue, Fuyu Wang, Zhenghui Sun, Hui Zhang, Chen Wu, Dongsheng Kong, Bainan Xu
BACKGROUND Giant carotid intracavernous aneurysm refers to those lesions larger than 2.5 cm and derived from a cavernous segment, accounting for about 30% of all intracranial tumors. Dynamic CT perfusion imaging (PCT) is a common method recently employed to evaluate cerebral perfusion. This study investigated the efficacy and clinical application of intraoperative CT in the surgery for giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 23 cases with giant symptomatic carotid intracavernous aneurysm...
June 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632146/physiological-interrelationships-between-the-venous-shunts-of-penile-corpus-spongiosum-and-cavernous-compartments-during-erection-used-in-the-pharmacotherapy-of-erectile-dysfunction
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Fabio Pezzoni
AIM OF THE STUDY: Alprostadil (A) induces smooth-muscle relaxation by stimulating the increasing of intracellular cAMP. Intra-urethral administration is an alternative to its intra-cavernose injection in inducing erection. In order to understand the functional and anatomical basis for drug transfer, the possible communications of the corpus spongiosum with the corpora cavernosa were studied. MATERIAL OF STUDY: A "Spongiogram" (SP) was performed in 44patients (pt...
April 7, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626262/a-case-of-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-successfully-treated-after-a-stent-migration-during-stent-assisted-endovascular-coil-embolization
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Tomotaka Ohshima, Andrey Belayev, Shunsaku Goto, Taiki Yamamoto, Kojiro Ishikawa, Yoko Kato
Stent migration is a complication associated with endovascular coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms. We report a case of anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysm that was successfully treated after stent migration during endovascular coil embolization without retrieval of the stent. A 47-year-old man presented with sudden onset severe headache. Patient was noted to have subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured ACoA aneurysm. Emergency endovascular coil embolization was performed. The second coil embolization was scheduled for the neck-remnant portion with a stent after 16 days from the initial operation...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606909/-treated-as-a-number-not-treated-as-a-person-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-perceived-barriers-to-effective-pain-management-of-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Muhammad Abdul Hadi, David Phillip Alldred, Michelle Briggs, Kathryn Marczewski, S José Closs
OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers to effective pain management encountered by patients with chronic pain within the UK's National Health Service (NHS). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of face-to-face, semistructured qualitative interviews using thematic analysis. SETTING: A community-based chronic pain clinic jointly managed by a nurse and pharmacist located in the North of England. PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen adult (>18 years) patients with chronic pain discharged from a pain clinic, with the ability to understand and speak the English language...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606858/comparison-of-text-messages-vs-email-when-communicating-and-querying-with-mothers-about-safe-infant-sleep
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Rachel Y Moon, Fern R Hauck, Ann L Kellams, Eve R Colson, Nicole L Geller, Timothy C Heeren, Stephen M Kerr, Michael J Corwin
OBJECTIVES: To assess how mothers' choice of email or text messages (SMS) to receive safe sleep communications impacts educational video viewing and responses to care practice queries. METHODS: 792 new mothers received safe sleep-related communications for 60 days following newborn hospital discharge, as part of a trial of health education interventions on infant care practices. Mothers chose email or SMS for study communications and were sent 22 short safe sleep videos and 41 queries regarding infant care practices...
June 9, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606098/determining-the-longitudinal-validity-and-meaningful-differences-in-hrql-of-the-pedsql%C3%A2-sickle-cell-disease-module
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Julie A Panepinto, J Paul Scott, Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun, Deepika S Darbari, Corrie E Chumpitazi, Gladstone E Airewele, Angela M Ellison, Kim Smith-Whitley, Prashant Mahajan, Sharada A Sarnaik, T Charles Casper, Larry J Cook, Julie Leonard, Monica L Hulbert, Elizabeth C Powell, Robert I Liem, Robert Hickey, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, Cheryl A Hillery, David C Brousseau
BACKGROUND: Detecting change in health status over time and ascertaining meaningful changes are critical elements when using health-related quality of life (HRQL) instruments to measure patient-centered outcomes. The PedsQL™ Sickle Cell Disease module, a disease specific HRQL instrument, has previously been shown to be valid and reliable. Our objectives were to determine the longitudinal validity of the PedsQL™ Sickle Cell Disease module and the change in HRQL that is meaningful to patients...
June 12, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604232/barriers-and-facilitators-influencing-death-at-home-a-meta-ethnography
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Abdul Samad Wahid, Meelad Sayma, Shiraz Jamshaid, Doa'a Kerwat, Folashade Oyewole, Dina Saleh, Aaniya Ahmed, Benita Cox, Claire Perry, Sheila Payne
BACKGROUND: In many countries, achieving a home death represents a successful outcome from both a patient welfare and commissioning viewpoint. Significant variation exists in the proportion of home deaths achieved internationally, with many countries unable to meet the wishes of a large number of patients. This review builds on previous literature investigating factors influencing home death, synthesising qualitative research to supplement evidence that quantitative research in this field may have been unable to reach...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598710/the-use-of-yoga-by-physical-therapists-in-the-united-states
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Mary E Wims, Shayla M McIntyre, Ann York, Laura G Covill
How physical therapists (PTs) in the United States currently use yoga in their clinical practices is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine how PTs in the United States view yoga as a physical therapy (PT) tool and how PTs use yoga therapeutically. The authors conducted a 24-item survey via electronic communications of the Geriatric, Orthopedic, Pediatric, and Women's Health Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. Participants (n = 333) from 47 states and the District of Columbia replied...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597916/implementing-a-nursing-systems-framework-in-a-developing-country
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A M Cannaby, I Gkantaras, A Finn, B Foreman, G Butler, A Topping, R Gray
AIM: To test the effect on patient mortality of implementing a nursing systems framework across a national health system. BACKGROUND: There have been five previous observational studies that have tested the effect of a nursing systems framework on clinical outcomes for patients. Implementation of a nursing systems framework in the health system of a developing country has not been evaluated. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental (before and after) study...
June 9, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595967/does-the-nrs-capture-changes-in-communication-during-inpatient-stroke-rehabilitation
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Leigh G Barr, Barbra Kubilius, Barb Ansley, Rhonda Whiteman, Demetrios J Sahlas
BACKGROUND: In Ontario, the National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) is mandated for use as a measurement of change for stroke patients after admission to and discharge from rehabilitation. The NRS includes the functional independence measure (FIM) and supplementary measurement items developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Uncertainty exists regarding the efficacy of the NRS as the sole measure of outcome for communication in stroke rehabilitation patients...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592014/-clinical-characteristics-of-new-onset-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Y H Yang, L Pei, N Yang, G F Wen, W Xu, C F Liu
Objective: To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of new-onset organ dysfunction of patients in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: A retrospective observational study identified all patients admitted to the PICU of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from January 2015 to January 2016. The functional status score (FSS) was evaluated at admission and hospital discharge respectively, and the difference defined as ΔFSS between the FSS at hospital discharge and the FSS at admission was calculated...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590894/hearing-characteristics-of-stroke-patients-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-hearing-impairment-and-auditory-processing-disorders-in-stroke-patients
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Nehzat Koohi, Deborah A Vickers, Rahul Lakshmanan, Hoskote Chandrashekar, David J Werring, Jason D Warren, Doris-Eva Bamiou
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors may suffer from a range of hearing impairments that may restrict their participation in postacute rehabilitation programs. Hearing impairment may have a significant impact on listening, linguistic skills, and overall communication of the affected stroke patient. However, no studies sought to systematically characterize auditory function of stroke patients in detail, to establish the different types of hearing impairments in this cohort of patients. Such information would be clinically useful in understanding and addressing the hearing needs of stroke survivors...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589691/medical-scribes-have-no-impact-on-the-patient-experience-of-an-emergency-department
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William Dunlop, Lachlan Hegarty, Margaret Staples, Michele Levinson, Michael Ben-Meir, Katherine Walker
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate patient perceptions of medical scribes in the ED and to test for scribe impacts on ED Net Promoter Scores, Press Ganey Surveys and other patient-centred topics. METHODS: Exploratory semi-structured interviews were conducted in the ED during wait times after scribed consultations. Interview results were used to derive topics relating to scribes. Items addressing these topics from validated surveys were combined with items from widely used patient satisfaction questionnaires...
June 6, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589658/introduction-of-a-drug-detection-dog-programme-in-mental-health-inpatient-units-a-mixed-methods-study-of-consumer-staff-and-carers-perceptions
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Samantha M McEvedy, Trentham Furness, Brian McKenna
Many consumers admitted to mental health inpatient units also use illicit drugs, and some continue to do so while receiving treatment. In an attempt to curb the impact of illicit drug use, one of Australia's largest mental health services introduced a programme of drug-detection dog (DDD) searches. Our aim was to evaluate perceptions of the DDD programme among mental health consumers, staff, and carers. A mixed-methods research design using a concurrent triangulation approach was adopted, involving three focus group discussions with consumer, staff, and carer groups, and a structured survey among 94 consumers who were receiving treatment and 102 staff working in the units at the time of a DDD visit...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587530/endovascular-treatment-of-wide-neck-intracranial-bifurcation-aneurysms-with-y-configuration-double-neuroform%C3%A2-stents-assisted-coiling-technique-experience-in-a-single-center
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C Castaño, M Terceño, S Remollo, M R García-Sort, C Domínguez
Background Intracranial wide-neck aneurysms at the arterial bifurcations, especially in the aneurysms where the bifurcating branches emanate directly from the base of the aneurysm, have been particularly difficult on which to perform endovascular treatment. The 'Y'-configuration, double stent-assisted coil embolization is an option for the treatment of these difficult aneurysms, allowing the closure of the aneurysm, preserving the parent arteries. Material and methods In a nine-year period, 546 intracranial aneurysms in 493 patients were treated at our center by endovascular approach...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575905/association-of-white-matter-lesions-cerebral-atrophy-intracranial-extravascular-calcifications-and-ventricular-communicating-hydrocephalus-with-delirium-among-veterans
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Mark B Detweiler, Rathnakara M Sherigar, Geoffrey Bader, Kelly Sullivan, Arline Kenneth, Naciye Kalafat, Pavan Reddy, Brian Lutgens
OBJECTIVES: The literature regarding the underlying neuropathogenesis of delirium on head computed tomography (CT) is limited. The aim of this research was to investigate, using case-control retrospective chart review, the association of white matter lesions (WML), cerebral atrophy, intracranial extravascular calcifications, and ventricular-communicating hydrocephalus in older adult military veterans with and without delirium hospitalized in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. METHODS: Head CT scans were examined for WML, atrophy, and intracranial extravascular calcifications globally in the cortex, subcortex (frontal, temporal, parietal, occipital lobes), basal ganglia (globus pallidus, caudate, putamen), and internal capsule, in addition to the presence of ventricular-communicating hydrocephalus...
June 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570334/safety-considerations-during-transitions-of-care-from-inpatient-to-outpatient-settings
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Marcus Ponce de Leon, Anna D Hohler
Hospital admissions are times of intense change. New medications are started, treatment regimens are modified, and care plans that will continue in the outpatient setting are initiated. After discharge, most patients receive care from different providers than those seen in the hospital. This situation will increase as inpatient-based practice patterns, such as neurohospitalist practices, become more prevalent. Communication failures during the transition from hospital to clinic increase the risk of adverse events...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559348/ap1g-mediates-vacuolar-acidification-during-synergid-controlled-pollen-tube-reception
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Jia-Gang Wang, Chong Feng, Hai-Hong Liu, Qiang-Nan Feng, Sha Li, Yan Zhang
Double fertilization in angiosperms requires the delivery of immotile sperm through pollen tubes, which enter embryo sacs to initiate synergid degeneration and to discharge. This fascinating process, called pollen tube reception, involves extensive communications between pollen tubes and synergids, within which few intracellular regulators involved have been revealed. Here, we report that vacuolar acidification in synergids mediated by AP1G and V-ATPases might be critical for pollen tube reception. Functional loss of AP1G or VHA-A, encoding the γ subunit of adaptor protein 1 or the shared component of two endomembrane V-ATPases, respectively, impaired synergid-controlled pollen tube reception and caused partial female sterility...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557874/partnerships-in-transitions-acute-care-to-skilled-nursing-facility
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Mae L Dizon, Ruth Zaltsmann, Cheryl Reinking
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Older adults, in particular those discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), are at high risk for readmission. As part of a multifaceted approach to reduce readmissions, a community hospital initiated a 3-prong approach (Collaboration, Communication, and Competency) and partnered with regional SNFs. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTINGS: El Camino Hospital, an independent, locally owned, not-for-profit district, acute care hospital in Northern California, and 11 participating SNFs in the same region...
July 2017: Professional Case Management
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