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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526763/self-reported-stroke-risk-stratification-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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George Howard, Leslie A McClure, Claudia S Moy, Virginia J Howard, Suzanne E Judd, Ya Yuan, D Leann Long, Paul Muntner, Monika M Safford, Dawn O Kleindorfer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The standard for stroke risk stratification is the Framingham Stroke Risk Function (FSRF), an equation requiring an examination for blood pressure assessment, venipuncture for glucose assessment, and ECG to determine atrial fibrillation and heart disease. We assess a self-reported stroke risk function (SRSRF) to stratify stroke risk in comparison to the FSRF. METHODS: Participants from the REGARDS study (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) were evaluated at baseline and followed for incident stroke...
May 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525592/neurosyphilis-increases-hiv-associated-central-nervous-system-inflammation-but-does-not-explain-cognitive-impairment-in-hiv-infected-individuals-with-syphilis
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Emily L Ho, Clare L Maxwell, Shelia B Dunaway, Sharon K Sahi, Lauren C Tantalo, Sheila A Lukehart, Christina M Marra
Background: HIV-infected individuals with previous syphilis have cognitive impairment. We tested the hypothesis that neurosyphilis causes cognitive impairment in HIV by amplifying HIV-related CNS inflammation. Methods: 132 HIV-infected participants enrolled in a study of CSF abnormalities in syphilis underwent the mental alternation test (MAT), venipuncture and lumbar puncture. CSF concentrations of chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10 (CXCL10), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (CCL2) and neurofilament light (NFL) were determined by commercial assays...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525338/different-training-schedules-influence-platelet-aggregation-in-show-jumping-horses
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C Giannetto, F Arfuso, F Fazio, E Giudice, S Di Pietro, D Bruschetta, G Piccione
Depending on the intensity, duration and type of physical exercise, equine metabolism has to adapt to nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine and respiratory system requirements. In horses, exercise and training are known to have considerable effects on the mechanisms of hemostatic system involving platelet activity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different training schedules on platelet aggregation in 15 Italian Saddle jumping horses. Animals were divided into three equal groups: Group A was subjected to a high intensity-training program; group B to a light training program, group C included sedentary horses...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514889/pain-perception-in-nicu-a-pilot-questionnaire
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C V Bellieni, M Tei, S Cornacchione, S Di Lucia, V Nardi, A Verrotti, G Buonocore
PURPOSE: Neonatal pain management has made a great step forward over the last several years. Despite the drafting of International guidelines, an under-treatment of neonatal pain is still reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical and paramedical personnel working in 5 Italian NICUs were asked to complete a questionnaire about pain management. The questionnaire was comprised of three sections: (i) brief explanation of the purpose; (ii) demographic information, including age, profession, religious beliefs, and hospital level; (iii) questionnaire about pain management and prevention...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514792/autonomic-dysregulation-in-burnout-and-depression-evidence-for-the-central-role-of-exhaustion
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Magdalena K Kanthak, Tobias Stalder, LaBarron K Hill, Julian F Thayer, Marlene Penz, Clemens Kirschbaum
Objectives Given the important role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in stress regulation, astonishingly little is known about ANS functioning in burnout, a condition arising after prolonged exposure to work-related stress. The current study sought to investigate ANS modulation, as indexed by vagally-mediated heart rate variability (HRV), in relation to burnout symptomatology to (i) distinguish associations between the three dimensions of burnout [emotional exhaustion (EE), cynicism, reduced personal accomplishment] and (ii) investigate overlap in associations with depressive symptomatology...
May 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511483/a-study-of-morbidity-and-cost-of-peripheral-venous-cannulation-in-neonates-admitted-to-paediatric-surgical-intensive-care-unit
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Sushama Raghunath Tandale, Nandini Dave, Madhu Garasia, Shalil Patil, Sandesh Parelkar
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral venous access in sick neonates is indicated for administration of fluids, drugs or nutrients. AIM: We conducted an audit of peripheral venous access in neonates admitted to paediatric surgical intensive care unit to study the morbidity, time spent on cannulation and cost with its use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive neonates requiring hospital admission to paediatric surgical intensive care unit in a period of one year were included in the study...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499745/distress-in-caregivers-accompanying-patients-to-an-emergency-department-a-scoping-review
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Thom Ringer, Daniel Moller, Adam Mutsaers
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial research interest in caregiver distress in the emergency department (ED), no recent review of the literature exists. OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to map primary research on caregiver distress in the ED, synthesize key concepts underpinning the literature, identify gaps, and provide guidance for future work. METHODS: We used a five-stage scoping review with tandem screening and data extraction. RESULTS: Of 2121 records, 29 studies were included...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480088/subacute-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-in-a-patient-with-liver-metastases-of-a-renal-cell-carcinoma
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L C van der Wekken, R J L F Loffeld
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterised by simultaneous bleeding and thromboembolic formation. Its acute form is associated with severe bacterial infections and hematological malignancies. It has a fulminant presentation with prolonged bleeding times and diffuse thrombosis. On the other hand, chronic DIC can be asymptomatic for long periods of time and can be seen in patients with disseminated malignancies. This case report describes a patient who developed DIC within one week and bled profusely from venipuncture wounds...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479192/predictors-of-emergency-department-use-in-children-with-persistent-asthma-in-metropolitan-atlanta-georgia
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Jeffery M Franklin, Jocelyn R Grunwell, Alice C Bruce, Robin C Smith, Anne M Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Racial disparities are evident among children with asthma in the United States, with non-Hispanic black children at particularly high risk for poor asthma outcomes, including frequent emergency department (ED) use for asthma exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To compare asthma features in non-Hispanic black vs white children in Atlanta, Georgia, and determine what clinical features predict future ED use for asthma. METHODS: Self-reported black and white children 6 to 17 years of age with persistent asthma treated with controller medications completed medical history questionnaires, lung function testing, aeroallergen sensitization testing, and venipuncture...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473944/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-contact-lens-care-solutions-against-neutrophil-enhanced-bacterial-biofilms
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Jorge A Hinojosa, Naiya B Patel, Meifang Zhu, Danielle M Robertson
PURPOSE: Neutrophil-derived extracellular debris has been shown to accelerate bacterial biofilm formation on hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lens surfaces compared to lenses inoculated with bacteria alone. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the disinfection efficacy of four standard commercial contact lens cleaning regimens against neutrophil-enhanced bacterial biofilms formed on silicone hydrogel contact lenses. METHODS: Four reference strains were used: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Staphylococcus aureus...
April 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469510/a-study-of-use-of-port-catheter-in-patients-with-cancer-a-single-center-experience
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Irappa Madabhavi, Apurva Patel, Malay Sarkar, Asha Anand, Harsha Panchal, Sonia Parikh
BACKGROUND: Effective and reliable venous access is one of the cornerstones of modern medical therapy in oncology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective observational study, which collected data of patients who require "PORT" catheter insertion for any cancer, at a tertiary care oncology hospital in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India, during a 2-year period. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study was to study the various complications and outcomes related to "PORT" catheters...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466619/medical-clowns-and-cortisol-levels-in-children-undergoing-venipuncture-in-the-emergency-department-a-pilot-study
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Ayelet Rimon, Shelly Shalom, Ido Wolyniez, Alejandro Gruber, Anita Schachter-Davidov, Miguel Glatstein
BACKGROUND: Medical clowns are increasingly used for diminishing pain and anxiety during painful procedures being performed on children in the hospital setting. Cortisol levels rise as a response to emotional distress. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether medical clown-assisted interventions to reduce child's distress during venipuncture have an effect on cortisol levels. METHODS: During a 1 year period, children requiring blood work or intravenous access in the pediatric emergency department were prospectively randomized to either the presence or absence of a medical clown during the procedure...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464076/impact-of-a-timed-release-follicle-stimulating-hormone-treatment-from-one-to-three-months-of-age-on-endocrine-and-testicular-development-of-prepubertal-bulls
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B R Harstine, L H Cruppe, F M Abreu, M D Utt, R S Cipriano, A Lemes, C Premanandan, J M DeJarnette, M L Day
In prepubertal bulls, FSH facilitates testis maturation and a transient proliferation of Sertoli cells. Two experiments examined the effects of exogenous FSH on hormone secretion and testis development in Angus bulls. Exogenous FSH treatment consisted of an intramuscular injection (i.m.) of 30 mg FSH (Folltropin-V) in a 2% hyaluronic acid solution (FSH-HA). In Exp. 1, bulls (50 ± 6.5 d of age) received either FSH-HA ( = 5) or saline (control; = 5) on d 50 and 53.5. Blood samples were collected via jugular venipuncture to assess FSH concentrations every 6 h for 24 h after treatment and every 12 h until 84 h...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442863/radial-nerve-injury-after-venipuncture
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Steven D Oven, Jason D Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437307/blood-sampling-in-newborns-a-systematic-review-of-youtube-videos
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Mariana Bueno, Érika Tihemi Nishi, Taine Costa, Laís Machado Freire, Denise Harrison
Objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of YouTube videos showing neonatal blood sampling, and to evaluate pain management and comforting interventions used. Selected videos were consumer- or professional-produced videos showing human newborns undergoing heel lancing or venipuncture for blood sampling, videos showing the entire blood sampling procedure (from the first attempt or puncture to the time of application of a cotton ball or bandage), publication date prior to October 2014, Portuguese titles, available audio...
April 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419012/a-novel-needle-free-blood-draw-device-for-sample-collection-from-short-peripheral-catheters
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Caprice Cadacio, Irving Nachamkin
A new US Food and Drug Administration-cleared needleless blood collection device (PIVO; Velano Vascular, San Francisco, CA) for short peripheral catheters was compared with conventional venipuncture for collecting blood samples for routine laboratory analysis from adult healthy volunteers. The PIVO device was comparable with venipuncture in terms of providing high-integrity samples (no hemolysis or clotting), equivalent laboratory values, and better patient experience as assessed by pain scores. Further studies to assess the overall utility of the PIVO device are warranted...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419011/establishing-a-dedicated-difficult-vascular-access-team-in-the-emergency-department-a-needs-assessment
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Madeleine Whalen, Barbara Maliszewski, Diana-Lyn Baptiste
Peripheral vascular access is one of the most common procedures performed in emergency departments across the United States. Successful venipuncture is critical in providing timely diagnosis and treatments for patients. The aim of this article is to describe a needs assessment performed in a level-one academic emergency department to establish the need for a dedicated team for patients with difficult vascular access. Results from this assessment suggest that difficult vascular access represents tangible threats to patient safety and increased use of resources...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416783/predictive-and-prognostic-role-of-mean-platelet-volume-in-patients-with-first-ever-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ugur Lok, Umut Gulacti, Burcu Ekmekci, Taner Bulut, Murat Celik
OBJECTIVE: To investigate any possible effects of mean platelet volume (MPV) on short-term stroke prognosis and functional outcome in patients with first-ever acute ischemic stroke (FEAIS). METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included 798 FEAIS patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Adiyaman, Turkey between January 2013 and June 2015. The data were evaluated according to whether alive or dead, MPV levels, modified Rankin scale (MRS) scores, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores...
April 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413740/relationship-of-the-median-and-radial-nerves-at-the-elbow-application-to-avoiding-injury-during-venipuncture-or-other-invasive-procedures-of-the-cubital-fossa
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Vlad Voin, Joe Iwanaga, Juan P Sardi, Christian Fisahn, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: The median and radial nerves are two important neural structures found in the cubital fossa. The trajectory and landmarks used to identify their location are important when procedures are done in this area. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten fresh-frozen cadavers were dissected (20 upper limbs) and measurements were taken from the medial epicondyle to the median and radial nerves as well as to the lateral epicondyle of each limb. RESULTS: The distance between the medial epicondyle and the median nerve was found to be three centimeters with a range of 2...
March 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403292/semiotics-and-semiology-of-nursing-evaluation-of-undergraduate-students-knowledge-on-procedures
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Gabriela de Sousa Martins Melo, Manuela Pinto Tibúrcio, Camylla Cavalcante Soares de Freitas, Quinídia Lúcia Duarte de Almeida Quithé de Vasconcelos, Isabel Karolyne Fernandes Costa, Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres
OBJECTIVE: to assess the knowledge of scholars on Nursing regarding simple hands hygiene (SHH), blood pressure measurement (BP), peripheral venipuncture (PV) with venous catheter and male urethral catheterization delay (UCD) procedures. METHOD: quantitative study carried out between February and May 2014, with 186 undergraduate Nursing students from 5th to 9th period of a public university of Rio Grande do Norte, with application of four questionnaires. One carried out descriptive and analytic analysis...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
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