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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776972/improving-serum-calcium-test-ordering-according-to-a-decision-algorithm
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Daniel K Faria, Leandro U Taniguchi, Luiz A M Fonseca, Mario Ferreira-Junior, Francisco J B Aguiar, Arnaldo Lichtenstein, Nairo M Sumita, Alberto J S Duarte, Maria M Sales
AIM: To detect differences in the pattern of serum calcium tests ordering before and after the implementation of a decision algorithm. METHODS: We studied patients admitted to an internal medicine ward of a university hospital on April 2013 and April 2016. Patients were classified as critical or non-critical on the day when each test was performed. Adequacy of ordering was defined according to adherence to a decision algorithm implemented in 2014. RESULTS: Total and ionised calcium tests per patient-day of hospitalisation significantly decreased after the algorithm implementation; and duplication of tests (total and ionised calcium measured in the same blood sample) was reduced by 49%...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776394/influence-of-blinding-on-treatment-effect-size-estimate-in-randomized-controlled-trials-of-oral-health-interventions
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Humam Saltaji, Susan Armijo-Olivo, Greta G Cummings, Maryam Amin, Bruno R da Costa, Carlos Flores-Mir
BACKGROUND: Recent methodologic evidence suggests that lack of blinding in randomized trials can result in under- or overestimation of the treatment effect size. The objective of this study is to quantify the extent of bias associated with blinding in randomized controlled trials of oral health interventions. METHODS: We selected all oral health meta-analyses that included a minimum of five randomized controlled trials. We extracted data, in duplicate, related to nine blinding-related criteria, namely: patient blinding, assessor blinding, care-provider blinding, investigator blinding, statistician blinding, blinding of both patients and assessors, study described as "double blind", blinding of patients, assessors, and care providers concurrently, and the appropriateness of blinding...
May 18, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775162/validation-of-prone-intraoperative-measurements-of-global-spinal-alignment
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Max Vaynrub, Brandon P Hirsch, Jared Tishelman, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Aaron J Buckland, Thomas J Errico, Themistocles S Protopsaltis
OBJECTIVE Verifying the adequacy of surgical correction of adult spinal sagittal deformity (SSD) leads to improved postoperative alignment and clinical outcomes. Traditionally, surgeons relied on intraoperative measurements of lumbar lordosis (LL) correction. However, T-1 pelvic angle (TPA) and its component angles more reliably predict postoperative alignment. While TPA is readily measured on standing radiographs, intraoperative radiographs offer poor resolution of the bicoxofemoral axis. A method to recreate this radiographic landmark by extrapolating preoperative measurements has been described...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775083/comparing-efficacy-of-enteral-nutrition-plus-ranitidine-and-enteral-nutrition-alone-as-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis
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Anahid Nourian, Mostafa Mohammadi, Mohammad-Taghi Beigmohammadi, Mohammad Taher, Zohreh Dadvar, Masoume Malekolkottab, Masoud Ramezani, Hossein Khalili
AIM: Adequacy of enteral nutrition (EN) alone as stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare efficacy of EN alone and ranitidine plus EN as SUP. METHOD: Critically ill adults with indications to receive SUP were randomized to ranitidine 50 mg IV every 8 h plus EN (SUP) or EN alone (non-SUP) group for 7 days. Besides, endoscopy was performed at the time of recruitment and on day 7. RESULTS: During the study period, only one patient in each group of SUP and non-SUP experienced gastrointestinal bleeding...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775075/authors-lack-of-awareness-and-use-of-core-outcome-set-on-postoperative-pain-in-children-is-hindering-comparative-effectiveness-research
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Krste Boric, Matija Boric, Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Marijan Batinic, Marija Cavar, Milka Jeric, Livia Puljak
AIM: To analyze awareness about and acceptability of core outcome set (COS) for pediatric pain recommended by the PedIMMPACT. METHODS: We invited authors of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials about interventions for postoperative pain in children to participate in a survey. RESULTS: Only a third of surveyed authors of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials about postoperative pain in children had heard about the PedIMMPACT COS for acute pediatric pain...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773952/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-myocardial-protection-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Marcelo R Bacci, Livia Y Vasconcelos, Neif Murad, Antonio Carlos P Chagas, Ana Carolina Capuano, Beatriz Ca Alves, Edimar C Pereira, Ligia A Azzalis, Virginia Bc Junqueira, Fernando LA Fonseca
Background: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a procedure that generates a brief period of ischemia followed by reperfusion. The role of RIPC in protecting myocardial ischemia during hemodialysis is not yet established. The aim of the study was to evaluate RIPC myocardial protection as evaluated by ultrasensitive I troponin in hemodialysis outpatients. Patients and methods: A double-blind randomized trial with two groups: intervention submitted to RIPC and control group without RIPC...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773236/mortality-and-adequacy-of-therapeutic-effort-in-a-tertiary-pediatric-intensive-care-department-an-11-year-review
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I Leoz Gordillo, A García-Salido, C Niño Taravilla, G de Lama Caro-Patón, M I Iglesias Bouzas, A Serrano González
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 14, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773201/school-meals-centesimal-and-mineral-composition-and-their-nutritional-value-for-brazilian-children
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Fabiana C O França, Iziane S Andrade, Mariangela V Lopes Silva, Maurício S Lordêlo, Renata G Costa, José A Menezes-Filho
The assessment of meals served under the Brazilian National School Meal Program (PNAE) is an important tool to verify its adequacy to the proposed parameters and the nutritional needs of school-aged children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the centesimal and mineral composition of the meals offered by the program and adequacy to the nutritional recommendations in three municipalities of the state of Bahia, Brazil. Centesimal composition of meals was determined according to the reference guidelines and mineral composition was analyzed by atomic absorption spectrometry...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771776/comparison-of-sample-adequacy-and-diagnostic-yield-of-19-and-22-g-ebus-tbna-needles
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Udit Chaddha, Reza Ronaghi, Waafa Elatre, Ching-Fei Chang, Ramyar Mahdavi
BACKGROUND: The 2016 CHEST consensus guidelines recommend use of either 21- or 22-G needles for endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). We decided to prospectively compare sample adequacy and diagnostic yield of the 19-G with the 22-G EBUS needle, hypothesizing that a larger gauge difference might magnify the differences between 2 needle sizes. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA at our institution were evaluated...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771773/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-with-a-19-g-needle-device
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Alain Tremblay, Seamus McFadden, Martina Bonifazi, Valentina Luzzi, Samuel V Kemp, Stefano Gasparini, Alex Chee, Paul MacEachern, Elaine Dumoulin, Christopher A Hergott, Pallav L Shah
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration is a well-established first-line minimally invasive modality for mediastinal lymph node sampling. Although results are excellent overall, the technique underperforms in certain situations. We aimed to describe our results using a new 19-G EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration device to determine safety and feasibility of this approach. METHODS: We completed a retrospective chart review of all cases performed to the time of data analysis at each of 3 study sites...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769748/comparative-ecologic-relationships-of-saturated-fat-sucrose-food-groups-and-a-mediterranean-food-pattern-score-to-50-year-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-rates-among-16-cohorts-of-the-seven-countries-study
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Daan Kromhout, Alessandro Menotti, Adalberta Alberti-Fidanza, Paolo Emilio Puddu, Peter Hollman, Anthony Kafatos, Hanna Tolonen, Hisashi Adachi, David R Jacobs
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: We studied the ecologic relationships of food groups, macronutrients, eating patterns, and an a priori food pattern score (Mediterranean Adequacy Index: MAI) with long-term CHD mortality rates in the Seven Countries Study. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Sixteen cohorts (12,763 men aged 40-59 years) were enrolled in the 1960s in seven countries (US, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece, former Yugoslavia: Croatia/Serbia, Japan). Dietary surveys were carried out at baseline and only in a subsample of each cohort...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768587/-access-to-prenatal-care-and-quality-of-care-in-the-family-health-strategy-infrastructure-care-and-management
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Wilderi Sidney Gonçalves Guimarães, Rosana Cristina Pereira Parente, Thayanne Louzada Ferreira Guimarães, Luiza Garnelo
This study focuses on access to prenatal care and quality of care in the Family Health Strategy in Brazil as a whole and in the North region, through evaluation of infrastructure characteristics in the health units, management, and supply of care provided by the teams, from the perspective of regional and state inequalities. A cross-sectional evaluative and normative study was performed, drawing on the external evaluation component of the second round of the Program for Improvement of Access and Quality of Primary Care, in 2013-2014...
May 10, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767846/access-to-gynecologic-oncology-care-and-the-network-adequacy-standard
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David I Shalowitz, Warner K Huh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767226/evaluation-of-the-wear-and-tear-scale-for-therapeutic-footwear-results-of-a-generalizability-study
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Rutger Dahmen, Petra C Siemonsma, Sandra Monteiro, Geoffrey R Norman, Maarten Boers, Gustaaf J Lankhorst, Leo D Roorda
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic footwear is often prescribed at considerable cost. Foot-care specialists normally assess the wear-and-tear of therapeutic footwear in order to monitor the adequacy of the prescribed footwear and to gain an indicator of its use. We developed a simple, rapid, easily applicable indicator of wear-and-tear of therapeutic footwear: the wear-and-tear scale. The aim of this study was to investigate the intra- and inter-rater reliability of the wear-and-tear scale. METHODS: A test set of 100 therapeutic shoes was assembled; 24 raters (6 inexperienced and 6 experienced physiatrists, and 6 inexperienced and 6 experienced orthopaedic shoe technicians) rated the degree of wear-and-tear of the shoes on the scale (range 0-100) twice on 1 day with a 4-h interval (short-term) and twice over a 4-week interval (long-term)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765054/resolution-of-superluminal-signalling-in-non-perturbative-cavity-quantum-electrodynamics
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Carlos Sánchez Muñoz, Franco Nori, Simone De Liberato
Recent technological developments have made it increasingly easy to access the non-perturbative regimes of cavity quantum electrodynamics known as ultrastrong or deep strong coupling, where the light-matter coupling becomes comparable to the bare modal frequencies. In this work, we address the adequacy of the broadly used single-mode cavity approximation to describe such regimes. We demonstrate that, in the non-perturbative light-matter coupling regimes, the single-mode models become unphysical, allowing for superluminal signalling...
May 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763464/directional-virtual-backbone-based-data-aggregation-scheme-for-wireless-visual-sensor-networks
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Jing Zhang, Shi-Jian Liu, Pei-Wei Tsai, Fu-Min Zou, Xiao-Rong Ji
Data gathering is a fundamental task in Wireless Visual Sensor Networks (WVSNs). Features of directional antennas and the visual data make WVSNs more complex than the conventional Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). The virtual backbone is a technique, which is capable of constructing clusters. The version associating with the aggregation operation is also referred to as the virtual backbone tree. In most of the existing literature, the main focus is on the efficiency brought by the construction of clusters that the existing methods neglect local-balance problems in general...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760771/systematic-review-cultural-adaptation-and-feasibility-of-screening-for-autism-in-non-english-speaking-countries
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Turkiya S Al Maskari, Craig A Melville, Diane S Willis
Background: Screening children for autism has gained wider acceptance within clinical practice, and early intervention has improved outcomes. Increasingly, adapting an existing screening instrument is a common, fast method to create a usable screening tool, especially for countries with limited resources and/or expertise. However, concerns have been raised regarding adaptation adequacy and the feasibility of screening across cultural groups. This study systematically examined the levels of cultural adaptation and feasibility aspects considered when screening for autism in non-English speaking countries to build upon the sparse knowledge that exists on this topic in the literature...
2018: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760659/long-term-efficacy-of-maintenance-therapy-for-multiple-myeloma-a-quantitative-synthesis-of-22-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jie-Li Li, Guang-Yu Fan, Yu-Jie Liu, Zi-Hang Zeng, Jing-Juan Huang, Zong-Ming Yang, Xiang-Yu Meng
We aimed to quantitatively synthesize data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) concerning maintenance for multiple myeloma (MM). We searched electronic literature databases and conference proceedings to identify relevant RCTs. We selected eligible RCTs using predefined selection criteria. We conducted meta-analysis comparing maintenance containing new agents and conventional maintenance, and subgroup analysis by transplantation status and mainstay agent as well. We performed trial sequential analysis (TSA) to determine adequacy of sample size for overall and subgroup meta-analyses...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759976/missed-opportunities-for-prevention-of-vertical-hiv-transmission-in-canada-1997-2016-a-surveillance-study
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Ari Bitnun, Terry Lee, Jason Brophy, Lindy M Samson, Fatima Kakkar, Wendy Vaudry, Ben Tan, Deborah M Money, Joel Singer, Laura J Sauvé, Ariane Alimenti
BACKGROUND: Vertical HIV transmission has declined in Canada, but missed opportunities for prevention continue to occur. We sought to determine the adequacy, and changes over time in adequacy, of uptake of maternal and neonatal antiretroviral therapy for the prevention of vertical HIV transmission, and to determine the vertical transmission rate over time and according to adequacy of antenatal antiretroviral therapy during the combination antiretroviral therapy era in Canada. METHODS: The Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program collects data annually through retrospective chart review concerning HIV-infected women and their infants...
May 10, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759491/chamber-specific-radiofrequency-lesion-dimension-estimation-using-novel-catheter-based-tissue-interface-temperature-sensing-a-preclinical-assessment
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Jacob S Koruth, Jin Iwasawa, Yoshinari Enomoto, Meir Bar-Tal, Yigal Ultchin, Alona Sigal, Liron Mizrahi, Abraham Berger, Ori Hazan, Srinivas R Dukkipati, Vivek Y Reddy
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to compare a novel lesion dimension estimation approach to actual measurements of lesion dimensions on necropsy in porcine atria and ventricles. BACKGROUND: An irrigated-tip, force-sensing radiofrequency catheter with 6 temperature (tip-tissue interface) sensors allows for assessment of lesion dimensions based on estimated tissue temperature. Lesion dimension assessment has not been attempted previously in atrial tissue. METHODS: Ablations were performed using this catheter in all chambers...
October 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
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