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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749596/climate-change-climate-justice-and-environmental-health-implications-for-the-nursing-profession
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Patrice K Nicholas, Suellen Breakey
PURPOSE: Climate change is an emerging challenge linked to negative outcomes for the environment and human health. Since the 1960s, there has been a growing recognition of the need to address climate change and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions implicated in the warming of our planet. There are also deleterious health outcomes linked to complex climate changes that are emerging in the 21st century. This article addresses the social justice issues associated with climate change and human health and discussion of climate justice...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749539/indigenous-health-program-evaluation-design-and-methods-in-australia-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Kamalini Lokuge, Katherine Thurber, Bianca Calabria, Meg Davis, Kathryn McMahon, Lauren Sartor, Raymond Lovett, Jill Guthrie, Emily Banks
OBJECTIVE: Indigenous Australians experience a disproportionately higher burden of disease compared to non-Indigenous Australians. High-quality evaluation of Indigenous health programs is required to inform health and health services improvement. We aimed to quantify methodological and other characteristics of Australian Indigenous health program evaluations published in the peer-reviewed literature. METHODS: Systematic review of peer-reviewed literature (November 2009-2014) on Indigenous health program evaluation...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749522/palladium-catalyzed-decarboxylative-decarbonylative-and-dehydrogenative-c-sp-2-h-acylation-at-room-temperature
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Asik Hossian, Manash Kumar Manna, Kartic Manna, Ranjan Jana
Over the past few decades, an impressive array of C-H activation methodology has been developed for organic synthesis. However, due to the inherent inertness of the C-H bonds (e.g. ∼110 kcal mol(-1) for the cleavage of C(aryl)-H bonds) harsh reaction conditions have been realized to overcome high energetic transition states resulting in a limited substrate scope and functional group tolerance. Therefore, the development of mild C-H functionalization protocols is in high demand to exploit the full potential of the C-H activation strategy in the synthesis of a complex molecular framework...
July 27, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749149/diversity-shrinkage-cross-validating-pareto-optimal-weights-to-enhance-diversity-via-hiring-practices
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Q Chelsea Song, Serena Wee, Daniel A Newman
To reduce adverse impact potential and improve diversity outcomes from personnel selection, one promising technique is De Corte, Lievens, and Sackett's (2007) Pareto-optimal weighting strategy. De Corte et al.'s strategy has been demonstrated on (a) a composite of cognitive and noncognitive (e.g., personality) tests (De Corte, Lievens, & Sackett, 2008) and (b) a composite of specific cognitive ability subtests (Wee, Newman, & Joseph, 2014). Both studies illustrated how Pareto-weighting (in contrast to unit weighting) could lead to substantial improvement in diversity outcomes (i...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749112/serum-procalcitonin-predicts-anastomotic-leaks-in-colorectal-surgery
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Firdaus Hayati, Zairul Azwan Mohd Azman, Dian Nasriana Nasuruddin, Luqman Mazlan, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria, Ismail Sagap
Background: Anastomotic leaks in colorectal surgery results in a high morbidity and mortality rate. Serum procalcitonin levels is known as a sensitive and specific marker of sepsis and could be use as a marker for early detection of a leak allowing early intervention. It may help a clinician decide to perform a CT scan even earlier especially when the diagnosis of a leak is uncertain. The aim of this study is to determine whether serum procalcitonin is a good predictor of anastomotic leak in colorectal surgery...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749081/looking-ahead-through-a-fragile-lens-vulnerable-narcissism-and-the-future-self
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David Kealy, Sharan Sandhu, John S Ogrodniczuk
Empirical data are lacking with regard to the degree to which self-absorbed hypersensitivity may be related to perceptions of the future self. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between vulnerable narcissism and several components of future orientation among psychiatric outpatients. A sample of 132 adult outpatients seeking mental health services completed measures assessing vulnerable narcissism, optimism, personal growth initiative and symptom distress, along with several questions regarding specific future outcomes...
July 27, 2017: Personality and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748765/biomarkers-in-aortic-valve-stenosis-and-their-clinical-significance-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Konstantinos Toutouzas, Konstantinos Stathogiannis, George Latsios, Andreas Synetos, Maria Drakopoulou, Vicky Penesopoulou, Archontoula Michelongona, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Aortic valve stenosis is one of the most common valvular heart disorders and the prevalence will rise as the population ages. Once symptomatic, patients with aortic valve stenosis tend to fare worse with high mortality rates. Aortic valve replacement is indicated in these patients and besides the standard surgical replacement; a less invasive approach, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, has gained momentum and has showed promising and solid results in patients with high surgical risk. An important aspect of evaluating patients with aortic valve stenosis is the ability to choose the best possible candidate for the procedure...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748621/outcomes-of-matched-sibling-donor-bone-marrow-transplantation-in-children-using-single-agent-calcineurin-inhibitors-as-prophylaxis-for-graft-versus-host-disease
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Caitlin W Elgarten, Danielle E Arnold, Nancy J Bunin, Alix E Seif
BACKGROUND: Optimal graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis prevents severe manifestations without excess immunosuppression. Standard prophylaxis includes a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) with low-dose methotrexate. However, single-agent CNI may be sufficient prophylaxis for a defined group of patients. Single-agent CNI has been used for GVHD prophylaxis for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched sibling donor (MSD) bone marrow transplants (BMTs) in young patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for over 20 years...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748443/adherence-to-guidelines-for-adult-non-gist-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-the-netherlands-a-plea-for-dedicated-sarcoma-centers
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Harald J Hoekstra, Rick L M Haas, Cornelis Verhoef, Albert J H Suurmeijer, Carla S P van Rijswijk, Ben G H Bongers, Winette T van der Graaf, Vincent K Y Ho
INTRODUCTION: Optimal management of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) remains a challenge. A nationwide survey assessed the quality of STS care in the Netherlands, thereby aiming to identify potentialities for improvement through more centralized disease management. METHODS: From the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR), data were obtained on 3317 adult STS patients (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumor, GIST) diagnosed in 2006-2011. Logistic regression models were employed to compare outcomes on selected clinical indicators reflecting prevailing STS guidelines between high-volume (≥10 resections annually) and low-volume (<10 resections) hospitals, between academic and general hospitals, and between sarcoma research centers and other hospitals, adjusted for case mix...
July 26, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748261/long-term-functional-outcomes-after-resection-of-tongue-cancer-determining-the-optimal-reconstruction-method
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Yong Bae Ji, Yong Hee Cho, Chang Myeon Song, Youn Hwan Kim, Jeong Tae Kim, Hee Chang Ahn, Kyung Tae
The appropriate tongue reconstruction method is critical for better functional outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal reconstructive method for restoring postoperative function based on the extent of resection. We retrospectively reviewed 43 patients with lateral oral tongue cancer who underwent glossectomy between January 2010 and October 2014. Tongue mobility, articulation, verbal diadochokinesis, speech intelligibility and swallowing outcomes were assessed 2-3 years postoperative and were analyzed according to resected tongue volume and the method of reconstruction...
July 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748003/patient-attitudes-towards-community-based-tuberculosis-dot-and-adherence-to-treatment-in-an-urban-setting-kampala-uganda
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Sempeera Hassard, Anguzu Ronald, Kawooya Angella
INTRODUCTION: High Tuberculosis treatment default rate (17%) and sub-optimal treatment completion rates (45%) has burdened Kampala. Nevertheless, there are observable increase in the number of patients on TB DOT; from 6% to 29% in two consecutive annual reports. The main objective was to determine the association of TB patient attitudes towards community-based observers on the TB drug adherence on directly observed treatment for TB in Kampala. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Lubaga division, Kampala...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747447/long-term-aids-related-pcnsl-outcomes-with-hd-mtx-and-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
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Antoine Moulignier, Cédric Lamirel, Hervé Picard, Marie-Gisèle Lebrette, Corinne Amiel, Mohammed Hamidi, Marc Polivka, Jacqueline Mikol, Isabelle Cochereau, Gilles Pialoux
OBJECTIVE: To assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (AR-PCNSL) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) era systematically treated with high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed (intention-to-treat analysis) 51 consecutive patients with AR-PCNSL (median age 39 years) who were diagnosed from 1996 to 2014 and treated with a median of 6 (range 1-15) infusions of HD-MTX (3 g/m(2)) combined with cART...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746899/hypertonic-saline-in-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Carmen Andrea Pfortmueller, Joerg C Schefold
INTRODUCTION: The optimal approach to fluid management in critically ill patients is highly debated. Fluid resuscitation using hypertonic saline was used in the past for more than thirty years, but has recently disappeared from clinical practice. Here we provide an overview on the currently available literature on effects of hypertonic saline infusion for fluid resuscitation in the critically ill. METHODS: Systematic analysis of reports of clinical trials comparing effects of hypertonic saline as resuscitation fluid to other available crystalloid solutions...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746860/integrating-rna-sequencing-into-neuro-oncology-practice
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REVIEW
David S Rogawski, Nicholas A Vitanza, Angela C Gauthier, Vijay Ramaswamy, Carl Koschmann
Malignant tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) cause substantial morbidity and mortality, yet efforts to optimize chemo- and radiotherapy have largely failed to improve dismal prognoses. Over the past decade, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) has emerged as a powerful tool to comprehensively characterize the transcriptome of CNS tumor cells in one high-throughput step, leading to improved understanding of CNS tumor biology and suggesting new routes for targeted therapies. RNA-seq has been instrumental in improving the diagnostic classification of brain tumors, characterizing oncogenic fusion genes, and shedding light on intratumor heterogeneity...
July 8, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746708/effectiveness-and-safety-of-dementia-care-management-in-primary-care-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jochen René Thyrian, Johannes Hertel, Diana Wucherer, Tilly Eichler, Bernhard Michalowsky, Adina Dreier-Wolfgramm, Ina Zwingmann, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan Teipel, Wolfgang Hoffmann
Importance: Dementia care management (DCM) can increase the quality of care for people with dementia. Methodologically rigorous clinical trials on DCM are lacking. Objective: To test the effectiveness and safety of DCM in the treatment and care of people with dementia living at home and caregiver burden (when available). Design, Setting, and Participants: This pragmatic, general practitioner-based, cluster-randomized intervention trial compared the intervention with care as usual at baseline and at 12-month follow-up...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746362/survival-predictors-associated-with-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-srcce-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Zihao Wan, Zhihao Huang, Liaobin Chen
PURPOSE: Signet ring cell carcinoma of the esophagus (SRCCE) is an uncommon tumor associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There is still no consensus regarding cut-off values for tumor size, age and optimal treatment for SRCCE. Thus, we elucidated the current survival outcomes of patients with SRCCE and analyzed factors associated with prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study based on the SEER (The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) program database was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746283/head-orthosis-therapy-in-positional-plagiocephaly-influence-of-age-and-severity-of-asymmetry-on-effect-and-duration-of-therapy
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Felix Kunz, Tilmann Schweitzer, Jessica Kunz, Nina Waßmuth, Angelika Stellzig-Eisenhauer, Hartmut Böhm, Philipp Meyer-Marcotty, Christian Linz
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies investigating the optimal time point at which to start orthotic treatment for deformational plagiocephaly take into account the severity of skull asymmetry. The present study performs a three-dimensional analysis of the effects of age and severity of asymmetry on the final outcome. METHODS: A total of 144 patients with deformational plagiocephaly treated by molding orthosis were examined and divided into three age groups (group I, <24 weeks; group II, ≥24 to <32 weeks; and group III, ≥32 weeks) and two severity levels (mild to moderate, 30-degree cranial vault asymmetry ≥3 mm to ≤12 mm; and moderate to severe, 30-degree cranial vault asymmetry >12 mm)...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746153/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-postoperative-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-versus-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-after-major-hepatopancreatobiliary-surgery
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Thomas A Aloia, Bradford J Kim, Yun Shin Segraves-Chun, Juan P Cata, Mark J Truty, Qiuling Shi, Alexander Holmes, Jose M Soliz, Keyuri U Popat, Thomas F Rahlfs, Jeffrey E Lee, Xin Shelley Wang, Jeffrey S Morris, Vijaya N R Gottumukkala, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this randomized trial was to compare thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) for pain control over the first 48 hours after hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery. Secondary endpoints were patient-reported outcomes, total narcotic utilization, and complications. BACKGROUND: Although adequate postoperative pain control is critical to patient and surgeon success, the optimal analgesia regimen in HPB surgery remains controversial...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746145/treatment-and-outcomes-of-type-2-myocardial-infarction-and-myocardial-injury-compared-with-type-1-myocardial-infarction
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Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Pritha Subramanyam, Eugenia Gianos, Harmony R Reynolds, Binita Shah, Steven P Sedlis
BACKGROUND: Type 2 myocardial infarction (MI) is defined by a rise and fall of cardiac biomarkers and evidence of ischemia without unstable coronary artery disease (CAD) because of a mismatch in myocardial oxygen supply and demand. Myocardial injury is similar but does not fulfill the clinical criteria for MI. There is uncertainty in terms of the clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of type 2 MI and myocardial injury in comparison with type 1 MI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients admitted to a Veterans Affairs tertiary care hospital with a rise and fall in cardiac troponin were identified...
July 25, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746112/patient-education-and-discharge-planning-to-prevent-functional-decline-in-the-older-adult
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Sharon Gunn
The population in the United States is aging, and persons older than 65 years account for over 50% of healthcare costs. Preventing functional decline in older adults through patient education and optimal discharge planning is one way we can succeed in decreasing healthcare costs, readmissions, and mortality in this population. The aim of this article is to present viable healthcare policy options to prevent or minimize functional decline in the older adult, regardless of what health-related facility the person enters...
July 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
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