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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716793/the-realities-of-partnership-in-person-centred-care-a-qualitative-interview-study-with-patients-and-professionals
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Axel Wolf, Lucy Moore, Doris Lydahl, Öncel Naldemirci, Mark Elam, Nicky Britten
OBJECTIVE: Although conceptual definitions of person-centred care (PCC) vary, most models value the involvement of patients through patient-professional partnerships. While this may increase patients' sense of responsibility and control, research is needed to further understand how this partnership is created and perceived. This study aims to explore the realities of partnership as perceived by patients and health professionals in everyday PCC practice. DESIGN: Qualitative study employing a thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with professionals and patients...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716670/nationwide-study-on-peripheral-venous-catheter-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-internal-medicine-departments
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María Guembe, María Jesús Pérez-Granda, José Antonio Capdevila, José Barberán, Blanca Pinilla, Pablo Martín-Rabadán, Emilio Bouza
BACKGROUND: The use of peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) has increased outside the intensive care unit, as have rates of peripheral venous catheter associated-bloodstream infection (PVC-BSI). The internal medicine department (IMD) is one of the main wards where PVCs are widely used. However, data on the incidence of PVC-BSI and its characteristics in the IMD are scarce. AIM: Our objective was to assess the incidence of PVC-BSI episodes detected in IMDs in Spain...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714249/simultaneous-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-and-pseudo-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Meghdoot Mozumder, Leandro Beltrachini, Quinten Collier, Jose M Pozo, Alejandro F Frangi
PURPOSE: An emerging topic in diffusion magnetic resonance is imaging blood microcirculation alongside water diffusion using the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) model. Recently, a combined IVIM diffusion tensor imaging (IVIM-DTI) model was proposed, which accounts for both anisotropic pseudo-diffusion due to blood microcirculation and anisotropic diffusion due to tissue microstructures. In this article, we propose a robust IVIM-DTI approach for simultaneous diffusion and pseudo-diffusion tensor imaging...
July 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699940/association-of-stress-biomarkers-with-30-day-unplanned-readmission-and-death
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Carole Aubert, Antoine Folly, Mancinetti Marco, Daniel Hayoz, Jacques Donze
BACKGROUND: The theory that posthospitalization stress might increase the risk of postdischarge complications has never been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether serum levels of stress biomarkers at discharge are associated with readmission and death after an acute-care hospitalization. DESIGN: We prospectively included 346 patients aged ≥50 years admitted to the department of general internal medicine at a large community hospital between April 8, 2013 and September 23, 2013...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693486/performance-of-international-medical-students-in-psychosocial-medicine
#5
D Huhn, J Lauter, D Roesch Ely, E Koch, A Möltner, W Herzog, F Resch, S C Herpertz, C Nikendei
BACKGROUND: Particularly at the beginning of their studies, international medical students face a number of language-related, social and intercultural challenges. Thus, they perform poorer than their local counterparts in written and oral examinations as well as in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in the fields of internal medicine and surgery. It is still unknown how international students perform in an OSCE in the field of psychosocial medicine compared to their local fellow students...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686320/the-emerging-science-of-precision-medicine-and-pharmacogenomics-for-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Haydeh Payami
Current therapies for Parkinson's disease are problematic because they are symptomatic and have adverse effects. New drugs have failed in clinical trials because of inadequate efficacy. At the core of the problem is trying to make one drug work for all Parkinson's disease patients, when we know this premise is wrong because (1) Parkinson's disease is not a single disease, and (2) no two individuals have the same biological makeup. Precision medicine is the goal to strive for, but we are only at the beginning stages of building the infrastructure for one of the most complex projects in the history of science, and it will be a long time before Parkinson's disease reaps the benefits...
July 7, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685812/simulation-based-training-program-with-deliberate-practice-for-ultrasound-guided-jugular-central-venous-catheter-placement
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M A Corvetto, J C Pedemonte, D Varas, C Fuentes, F R Altermatt
BACKGROUND: Current evidence supports the utility of simulation training for bedside procedures such as ultrasound-guided jugular central venous catheter (CVC) insertion. However, a standardized methodology to teach procedural skills has not been determined yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simulation-based training program for improving novice technical performance during ultrasound-guided internal jugular CVC placement. METHODS: Postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) residents from anesthesiology, emergency medicine, cardiology, ICU, and nephrology specialties were trained in four deliberate practice sessions...
July 6, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682422/analysis-on-application-timing-of-iabp-in-emergency-pci-treatment-of-patients-with-combined-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-cardiac-shock
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M Zhou, K Yu, X-H Wang, C-S Yang, Y-P Lei, Y-G Wang, Y-Z Xue, H-C Yao, B Gao
OBJECTIVE: To study the application timing and effect of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in the emergency PCI treatment of patients with combined acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and cardiogenic shock (CS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 84 cases of patients with combined AMI and CS under PCI in emergency treatment were randomly divided into the control group (n=42) and observational group (n=42). The control group underwent IABP again, after the invalidation of internal medicine drug treatment, while the observational group underwent IABP before the operation...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677407/pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-analysis-of-meropenem-for-the-treatment-of-nosocomial-pneumonia-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-patients-by-monte-carlo-simulation
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Lingti Kong, Yan Tang, Xiaohua Zhang, Guoyu Lu, Meiling Yu, Qingping Shi, Xiaofei Wu
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial pneumonia (NP) is a frequent complication among patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, there are currently no pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) data to guide meropenem dosing in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the PK/PD properties of meropenem in these patients and whether the usual dosing regimens of meropenem (2-hour infusion, 1 g, every 8 hours) was suitable. METHODS: A total of 11 patients with a diagnosis of ICH complicated with NP were selected in the emergency internal medicine and treated with a 1-g/2-hours extended infusion model...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671767/emergence-of-gold-mesoporous-silica-hybrid-nanotheranostics-dox-encoded-folate-targeted-chemotherapy-with-modulation-of-sers-fingerprinting-for-apoptosis-toward-tumor-eradication
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Adukkadan N Ramya, Manu M Joseph, Santhi Maniganda, Varsha Karunakaran, Sreelekha T T, Kaustabh Kumar Maiti
Strategically fabricated theranostic nanocarrier delivery system is an unmet need in personalized medicine. Herein, this study reports a versatile folate receptor (FR) targeted nanoenvelop delivery system (TNEDS) fabricated with gold core silica shell followed by chitosan-folic acid conjugate surface functionalization by for precise loading of doxorubicin (Dox), resembled as Au@SiO2 -Dox-CS-FA. TNEDS possesses up to 90% Dox loading efficiency and internalized through endocytosis pathway leading to pH and redox-sensitive release kinetics...
July 3, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668198/academic-physicians-views-on-low-value-services-and-the-choosing-wisely-campaign-a-qualitative-study
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Tara F Bishop, Meagan Cea, Yesenia Miranda, Robert Kim, Meredith Lash-Dardia, Jennifer I Lee, Peter Steel, Jordan Goldberg, Elaine Mechanic, Victoria Fener, Linda M Gerber
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation launched a campaign called Choosing Wisely which was intended to start a national dialogue on services that are not medically necessary. More research is needed on the in-depth reasons why doctors overuse low-value services, their views on Choosing Wisely specifically, and ways to help them change their practice patterns. METHODS: We performed a qualitative study of focus groups with physicians to explore their views on the problem of overuse of low-value services, the reasons why they overuse, and ways that they think could be effective at curbing overuse...
March 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667524/low-evaluation-rate-for-osteoporosis-among-patients-presenting-with-a-rib-fracture
#12
Whang Kim, Hyun Sik Gong, Seung Hoo Lee, Jin Woo Park, Kahyun Kim, Goo Hyun Baek
This study in a regional hospital setting found a low evaluation rate for osteoporosis among patients presenting with a rib fracture. Increased emphasis or education for osteoporosis evaluation may be necessary in case of rib fractures. INTRODUCTION: Rib fractures from a low-energy trauma are common in the elderly, and a history of rib fracture has been reported to increase the risk for a subsequent osteoporotic fracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how many of the patients presenting with an isolated rib fracture were being evaluated for osteoporosis and the risk for a subsequent fracture...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658657/acute-stress-in-residents-playing-different-roles-during-emergency-simulations-a-preliminary-study
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Roger Daglius Dias, Augusto Scalabrini-Neto
Objectives: To investigate acute stress response in residents playing nurse and physician roles during emergency simulations. Methods: Sixteen second-year internal medicine residents participated in teams of four (two playing physician roles and two playing nurse roles). Stress markers were assessed in 24 simulations at baseline (T1) and immediately after the scenario (T2), using heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, salivary α-amylase, salivary cortisol and salivary interleukin-1β...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653648/gadolinium-deposition-in-the-brain-summary-of-evidence-and-recommendations
#14
REVIEW
Vikas Gulani, Fernando Calamante, Frank G Shellock, Emanuel Kanal, Scott B Reeder
Emerging evidence has linked MRI signal changes in deep nuclei of the brain with repeated administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents. Gadolinium deposits have been confirmed in brain tissue, most notably in the dentate nuclei and globus pallidus. Although some linear contrast agents appear to cause greater MRI signal changes than some macrocyclic agents, deposition of gadolinium has also been observed with macrocyclic agents. However, the extent of gadolinium deposition varies between agents. Furthermore, the clinical significance of the retained gadolinium in the brain, if any, remains unknown...
July 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652897/low-level-laser-therapy-in-russia-history-science-and-practice
#15
REVIEW
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin
In Russia (formerly USSR) study of biomodulation action (BMA) mechanisms of low-intensity laser irradiation (LILI) began in 1964, immediately after the development of lasers. During the period from 1965 to 1972 several dozens of scientific conferences were held, hundreds of studies were published. Generally, secondary mechanisms and results of LILI effect on patients with various diseases were studied. This data was immediately implemented into practical medicine in the fields of oncology, surgery, dermatology and dentistry, and since 1974 low level laser therapy (LLLT) is included in the standard of state medical care...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652285/abstracts-from-international-emergency-medicine-journals
#16
Ellen J Weber
Editor's note: EMJ has partnered with the journals of multiple international emergency medicine societies to share from each a highlighted research study, as selected by their editors. This edition will feature an abstract from each publication.
July 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647679/factors-impacting-on-psychological-wellbeing-of-international-students-in-the-health-professions-a-scoping-review
#17
REVIEW
Lisa McKenna, Eddie Robinson, Joy Penman, Danny Hills
BACKGROUND: There are increasing numbers of international students undertaking health professional courses, particularly in Western countries. These courses not only expose students to the usual stresses and strains of academic learning, but also require students to undertake clinical placements and practice-based learning. While much is known about general issues facing international students, less is known about factors that impact on those studying in the health professions. OBJECTIVES: To explore what is known about factors that influence the psychological wellbeing of international students in the health professions...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641542/functional-nanoparticles-and-their-interactions-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Weiwei Wang, Zijun Deng, Xun Xu, Zhengdong Li, Friedrich Jung, Nan Ma, Andreas Lendlein
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have become one of the most important cell sources for regenerative medicine. However, some mechanisms of MSC-based therapy are still not fully understood. The clinical outcome may be restricted by some MSC-related obstacles such as the low survival rate, differentiation into undesired lineages and malignant transformation. In recent years, with the emergence of nanotechnology, various types of multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) have been designed, prepared and explored for bio-related applications...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640033/how-attending-physician-preceptors-negotiate-their-complex-work-environment-a-collective-ethnography
#19
Jane B Lemaire, Jean E Wallace, Peter M Sargious, Maria Bacchus, Kelly Zarnke, David R Ward, William A Ghali
PURPOSE: To generate an empiric, detailed, and updated view of the attending physician preceptor role and its interface with the complex work environment. METHOD: In 2013, the authors conducted a modified collective ethnography with observations of internal medicine medical teaching unit preceptors from two university hospitals in Canada. Eleven observers conducted 32 observations (99.5 hours) of 26 preceptors (30 observations [93.5 hours] of 24 preceptors were included in the analysis)...
June 20, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639368/botulinum-toxin-state-of-the-art
#20
REVIEW
Joseph Jankovic
Botulinun neurotoxin (BoNT) has emerged as one of the most multipurpose therapeutic agents in modern medicine with more clinical applications than any other drug currently on the market. Initially developed in the treatment of strabismus and neurologic movement disorders, the use of botulinun neurotoxin has been expanding during the past 3 decades to include the treatment of a variety of ophthalmologic, gastrointestinal, urologic, orthopedic, dermatologic, dental, secretory, painful, cosmetic, and other conditions...
June 22, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
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