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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320168/a-systematic-comparison-of-key-features-of-ischemic-stroke-prevention-guidelines-in-low-and-middle-income-vs-high-income-countries
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Hernán Bayona, Mayowa Owolabi, Wuwei Feng, Paul Olowoyo, Joseph Yaria, Rufus Akinyemi, James R Sawers, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Implementation of contextually appropriate, evidence-based, expert-recommended stroke prevention guideline is particularly important in Low-Income Countries (LMICs), which bear disproportional larger burden of stroke while possessing fewer resources. However, key quality characteristics of guidelines issued in LMICs compared with those in High-Income Countries (HICs) have not been systematically studied. We aimed to compare important features of stroke prevention guidelines issued in these groups...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320079/ketamine-reduces-the-need-for-intubation-in-patients-with-acute-severe-mental-illness-and-agitation-requiring-transport-to-definitive-care-an-observational-study
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Cathrin S Parsch, Adrianne Boonstra, David Teubner, Wade Emmerton, Brian McKenny, Daniel Y Ellis
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review mental health patients transported by a dedicated statewide critical care retrieval team before and after the implementation of a ketamine sedation guideline. METHODS: This is a a retrospective cohort study of mental health patients with acute behavioural disturbance, transported between January 2010 and December 2015. RESULTS: A total of 78 patients were transported in the study period, 50 before and 28 after implementation of the ketamine guideline in June 2013...
March 20, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319484/nonpharmacologic-management-of-hypertension-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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Cemal Ozemek, Shane A Phillips, Dejana Popovic, Deepika Laddu-Patel, Ibra S Fancher, Ross Arena, Carl J Lavie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nonpharmacologic lifestyle modification interventions (LMIs), such as increasing physical activity, dietary modification, weight-loss, reducing alcohol consumption and smoking cessation, are effective strategies to lower resting blood pressures (BPs) in prehypertensive or hypertensive patients. However, the limited time shared between a physician and a patient is not adequate to instill an adoption of LMI. The purpose of this review is to therefore highlight evidence-based BP lowering, LMI strategies that can feasibly be implemented in clinical practices...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319477/emerging-techniques-in-truly-minimal-invasive-treatment-options-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction
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Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Thomas Kunit
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Benign prostatic enlargement is a common age-related condition, affecting over 50% of men aged more than 60 years. Side effects of medical therapy and significant morbidity of transurethral resection of the prostate and open surgery led to the development of so-called minimally invasive procedures, with the aim to be efficient but with less morbidity and shorter or no hospitalization. For this review, a systematic literature was performed. We report recent results in different treatment options for benign prostate hypoplasia (BPH) and recommend the best minimal-invasive treatment for BPH...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319242/quality-of-cancer-surveillance-clinical-practice-guidelines-specificity-and-consistency-of-recommendations
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Ryan P Merkow, Deborah Korenstein, Rubaya Yeahia, Peter B Bach, Shrujal S Baxi
Importance: Primary care clinicians, who are increasingly responsible for caring for the growing population of cancer survivors, may be unfamiliar with appropriate cancer surveillance strategies. Clinical practice guidelines can inform cancer follow-up care and surveillance testing. Vague recommendations and inconsistencies among guidelines can lead to overuse and underuse of health care resources and have a negative impact on cost and quality of survivorship care. Objective: To examine the specificity and consistency of recommendations for surveillance after active treatment across cancer guidelines...
March 20, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319201/recommendations-for-patient-engagement-in-guideline-development-panels-a-qualitative-focus-group-study-of-guideline-na%C3%A3-ve-patients
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Melissa J Armstrong, C Daniel Mullins, Gary S Gronseth, Anna R Gagliardi
BACKGROUND: Patient and consumer engagement in clinical practice guideline development is internationally advocated, but limited research explores mechanisms for successful engagement. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the perspectives of potential patient/consumer guideline representatives on topics pertaining to engagement including guideline development group composition and barriers to and facilitators of engagement. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were guideline-naïve volunteers for programs designed to link community members to academic research with diverse ages, gender, race, and degrees of experience interacting with health care professionals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318686/probiotic-supplementation-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fatemeh Hendijani, Vajihe Akbari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effectiveness of probiotics in control of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients remains unclear. Therefore, we systematically reviewed relevant data to elucidate the effects of probiotics on blood pressure and lipid profile of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases until May 2016. The primary outcomes were systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TG)...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318010/ataxia-telangiectasia-recommendations-for-multidisciplinary-treatment
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Nienke J H van Os, Charlotte A Haaxma, Michiel van der Flier, Peter J F M Merkus, Marcel van Deuren, Imelda J M de Groot, Jan Loeffen, Bart P C van de Warrenburg, Michèl A A P Willemsen
Ataxia-telangiectasia is a rare, neurodegenerative, and multisystem disease, characterized by cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, progressive respiratory failure, and an increased risk of malignancies. It demands specialized care tailored to the individual patient's needs. Besides the classic ataxia-telangiectasia phenotype, a variant phenotype exists with partly overlapping but some distinctive disease characteristics. This guideline summarizes frequently encountered medical problems in the disease course of patients with classic and variant ataxia-telangiectasia, in the domains of neurology, immunology and infectious diseases, pulmonology, anaesthetic and perioperative risk, oncology, endocrinology, and nutrition...
March 20, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317478/homocysteine-and-non-cardiac-vascular-disease
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Niki Katsiki, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels are predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hyperhomocysteinemia has also been associated with total and CVD mortality. However, whether Hcy is just a marker or plays a causal role in CVD remains to be elucidated. In this narrative review, we discuss the associations between Hcy and non-cardiac vascular diseases, namely stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317399/recent-advances-in-pediatric-celiac-disease
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Grace J Lee, John Y Kao
The incidence of celiac disease (CD) has increased over the last half-century, resulting in rising interest in identifying risk factors for CD. The necessity of duodenal biopsies in the diagnosis of CD has recently been challenged. Areas covered: This review covers the recent literature regarding the role of infant feeding practices, including breastfeeding and timing of gluten introduction, and the microbiota in the development of CD. Additionally, the application of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition guidelines for a non-biopsy approach to the diagnosis of CD is reviewed...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317247/establishing-the-pathways-and-indications-for-performing-isotope-bone-scans-in-newly-diagnosed-intermediate-risk-localised-prostate-cancer-results-from-a-large-contemporaneous-cohort
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Gokul Vignesh KandaSwamy, Adam Bennett, Krishna Narahari, Owen Hughes, John Rees, Howard Kynaston
OBJECTIVE: To establish the pattern of isotope bone scan (BS) positivity in a large contemporaneous cohort of newly diagnosed localised prostate cancer (PCa) patients and compare with the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines. BACKGROUND: Imaging guidelines and clinical practice of using BS to stage newly diagnosed patients with intermediate risk (IR) localised PCa are not uniform in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All newly diagnosed PCa patients were discussed in a specialist multidisciplinary team (sMDT) meeting and were prospectively entered in a database...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316140/descriptive-review-of-acute-cholecystitis-japan-taiwan-collaborative-epidemiological-study
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Masamichi Yokoe, Tadahiro Takada, Tsann-Long Hwang, Itaru Endo, Kohei Akazawa, Fumihiko Miura, Toshihiko Mayumi, Rintaro Mori, Miin-Fu Chen, Yi-Yin Jan, Chen-Guo Ker, Hsiu-Po Wang, Takao Itoi, Harumi Gomi, Seiki Kiriyama, Hiroki Yamaue, Masaru Miyazaki, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Since the publication of the Tokyo Guidelines (TG13) for the management of acute cholecystitis (AC), multidirectional studies have been published. However epidemiological research about AC with big data was not projected. The aim of this study was to reveal the actual clinical conditions of AC. METHOD: The study was designed as an international multicenter retrospective study of AC in Japan and Taiwan from 2011 to 2013. The factors investigated comprised data related to demographic, history, physical examinations, laboratory and imaging findings...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316074/a-comparison-of-alk-gene-rearrangement-and-alk-protein-expression-in-primary-lung-carcinoma-and-matched-metastasis
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Humberto E Trejo Bittar, Alyssa Luvison, Caitlyn Miller, Sanja Dacic
AIMS: The 2013 CAP/IASLC/AMP guideline for EGFR and ALK testing in lung carcinoma indicates that either the primary tumor or the metastasis is suitable for testing. The heterogeneity of gene mutations has been extensively studied, while similar reports on gene rearrangements are limited. The aim of this study was to determine if ALK status between primary tumor and matched metastasis differs. METHODS AND RESULTS: 15 ALK-FISH rearranged and 19 non-ALK-FISH rearranged adenocarcinomas were retrospectively collected based on availability of tissue from a matched metastatic site...
March 17, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315732/2017-aha-acc-focused-update-of-the-2014-aha-acc-guideline-for-the-management-of-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Rick A Nishimura, Catherine M Otto, Robert O Bonow, Blase A Carabello, John P Erwin, Lee A Fleisher, Hani Jneid, Michael J Mack, Christopher J McLeod, Patrick T O'Gara, Vera H Rigolin, Thoralf M Sundt, Annemarie Thompson
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March 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315574/consensus-statement-on-insulin-therapy-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Rajesh Rajput, Binayak Sinha, Sujoy Majumdar, M Shunmugavelu, Sarita Bajaj
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which eventually leads to insulin resistance and decreased insulin degradation. In patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the overall insulin requirement declines which necessitates the reassessment for individualization, adjustment and titration of insulin doses depending on the severity of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: To provide simple and easily implementable guidelines to primary care physicians on appropriate insulin dosing and titration of various insulin regimens in patients with DKD...
February 27, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315177/physical-symptoms-screening-for-cardiopulmonary-complications-of-obesity-using-audio-computer-assisted-self-interviews
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Jorge L Morales-Estrella, Farah D Ciftci, William E Trick, Keiki Hinami
PURPOSE: The main study objective was to assess the predictive value of selected physical symptoms for screening obstructive sleep apnea and major cardiac conditions in adults with obesity, thus providing the evidence for routine symptom screening of obesity complications endorsed by obesity management clinical practice guidelines. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using patient-reported outcomes data including the physical symptoms severity component of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale administered through Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interviews combined with data from the electronic medical records of an urban safety-net primary care clinic...
March 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314542/impact-of-implementing-electronic-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-control-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-pre-post-controlled-study
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Eva Comin, Arantxa Catalan-Ramos, Manuel Iglesias-Rodal, Maria Grau, Jose Luis Del Val, Alicia Consola, Ester Amado, Angels Pons, Manel Mata-Cases, Alicia Franzi, Ramon Ciurana, Eva Frigola, Xavier Cos, Josep Davins, Jose M Verdu-Rotellar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of computerized clinical practice guidelines on the management, diagnosis, treatment, control, and follow-up of the main cardiovascular risk factors: hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. DESIGN: Pre-post controlled study. SETTING: Catalonia, autonomous community located in north-eastern Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 35-74 years assigned to general practitioners of the Catalan Health Institute...
March 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306523/evaluation-of-thyroid-test-utilization-through-analysis-of-population-level-data
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Jasmine Gill, Vilte E Barakauskas, Dylan Thomas, Karina Rodriguez-Capote, Trefor Higgins, Don Zhang, Amanda VanSpronsen, Oksana Babenko, Roberta Martindale, Mathew P Estey
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate laboratory test utilization can result in unnecessary patient testing and increased healthcare costs. While several thyroid function tests are available, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is recommended as the first-line test for investigating and monitoring thyroid dysfunction. We evaluate thyroid test utilization in Northern Alberta in terms of testing patterns, frequencies, and reflex cutpoints. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed thyroid test requests from January to December 2014...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306384/the-dichotomy-of-the-application-of-a-systems-approach-in-uk-healthcare-the-challenges-and-priorities-for-implementation
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Laura Pickup, Alexandra Lang, Sarah Atkinson, Sarah Sharples
There is increasing demand for a systems approach within national healthcare guidelines to provide a systematic and sustainable framework for improvements in patient safety. Supported by this is the growing body of evidence within Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) healthcare literature for the inclusion of this approach in health service design, provision and evaluation. This paper considers the current interpretation of this within UK healthcare systems and the dichotomy which exists in the challenge to implement a systems approach...
March 17, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303552/european-radiographers-challenges-from-mammography-education-and-clinical-practice-an-integrative-review
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Eija Metsälä, Nicole Richli Meystre, José Pires Jorge, Anja Henner, Tiina Kukkes, Cláudia Sá Dos Reis
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify European radiographers' challenges in clinical performance in mammography and the main areas of mammography that require more and better training. METHODS: An extensive search was performed to identify relevant studies focused on clinical practice, education and training in mammography published between January 2010 and December 2015 in the English language. The data were analysed by using deductive thematic analysis. RESULTS: A total of 27 full text articles were read, evaluating their quality...
March 16, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
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