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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884013/guidelines-for-growth-hormone-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-treatment-in-children-and-adolescents-growth-hormone-deficiency-idiopathic-short-stature-and-primary-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-deficiency
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Adda Grimberg, Sara A DiVall, Constantin Polychronakos, David B Allen, Laurie E Cohen, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Wilma C Rossi, Chris Feudtner, Mohammad Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND/AIMS: On behalf of the Drug and Therapeutics, and Ethics Committees of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, we sought to update the guidelines published in 2003 on the use of growth hormone (GH). Because idiopathic short stature (ISS) remains a controversial indication, and diagnostic challenges often blur the distinction between ISS, GH deficiency (GHD), and primary IGF-I deficiency (PIGFD), we focused on these three diagnoses, thereby adding recombinant IGF-I therapy to the GH guidelines for the first time...
November 25, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869896/-the-position-statement-from-the-taskforce-on-takotsubo-syndrome-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-new-insights-and-the-italian-contribution
#2
Rodolfo Citro, Guido Parodi, Eduardo Bossone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869503/social-health-and-dementia-a-european-consensus-on-the-operationalization-of-the-concept-and-directions-for-research-and-practice
#3
R M Dröes, R Chattat, A Diaz, D Gove, M Graff, K Murphy, H Verbeek, M Vernooij-Dassen, L Clare, A Johannessen, M Roes, F Verhey, K Charras, The Interdem Social Health Taskforce
BACKGROUND: Because the pattern of illnesses changes in an aging population and many people manage to live well with chronic diseases, a group of health care professionals recently proposed reformulating the static WHO definition of health towards a dynamic one based on the ability to physically, mentally and socially adapt and self-manage. This paper is the result of a collaborative action of the INTERDEM Social Health Taskforce to operationalize this new health concept for people with dementia, more specifically the social domain, and to formulate directions for research and practice to promote social health in dementia...
November 21, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855965/prescribing-practices-for-systemic-agents-in-the-treatment-of-severe-pediatric-atopic-dermatitis-in-the-us-and-canada-the-pedra-treat-survey
#4
Christine R Totri, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Kirsty Logan, Laura Proudfoot, Jochen Schmitt, Irene Lara-Corrales, Jeffrey Sugarman, Wynnis Tom, Elaine Siegfried, Kelly Cordoro, Amy S Paller, Carsten Flohr
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of literature to direct physicians in the prescribing of immunomodulators for patients with severe atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: To survey systemic agent prescribing practices for severe childhood AD among clinicians in the United States and Canada. METHODS: The TREatment of severe Atopic dermatitis in children Taskforce (TREAT), US&CANADA, a project of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), developed an online multiple-response survey to assess clinical practice, gather demographic information and details of systemic agent selection, and identify barriers to their use in patients with recalcitrant pediatric AD...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765780/taskforce-to-help-integrate-health-and-social-care-is-scrapped
#5
Matthew Limb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 20, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756938/aacp-special-taskforce-on-diversifying-our-investment-in-human-capital-interim-update
#6
Carla White, Jennifer Adams
The 2015-2017 AACP Special Taskforce on Diversifying our Investment in Human Capital was appointed for a two-year term, therefore the interim update from the Taskforce. A full report will be provided in 2017 in the form of a white paper for academic pharmacy on diversifying our investment in human capital.
September 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746415/2016-guidelines-for-the-management-of-thyroid-storm-from-the-japan-thyroid-association-and-japan-endocrine-society-first-edition
#7
Tetsurou Satoh, Osamu Isozaki, Atsushi Suzuki, Shu Wakino, Tadao Iburi, Kumiko Tsuboi, Naotetsu Kanamoto, Hajime Otani, Yasushi Furukawa, Satoshi Teramukai, Takashi Akamizu
Thyroid storm is an endocrine emergency which is characterized by multiple organ failure due to severe thyrotoxicosis, often associated with triggering illnesses. Early suspicion, prompt diagnosis and intensive treatment will improve survival in thyroid storm patients. Because of its rarity and high mortality, prospective intervention studies for the treatment of thyroid storm are difficult to carry out. We, the Japan Thyroid Association and Japan Endocrine Society taskforce committee, previously developed new diagnostic criteria and conducted nationwide surveys for thyroid storm in Japan...
October 15, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709263/refractory-septic-shock-in-children-a-european-society-of-paediatric-and-neonatal-intensive-care-definition
#8
Luc Morin, Samiran Ray, Clare Wilson, Solenn Remy, Mohamed Rida Benissa, Nicolaas J G Jansen, Etienne Javouhey, Mark J Peters, Martin Kneyber, Daniele De Luca, Simon Nadel, Luregn Jan Schlapbach, Graeme Maclaren, Pierre Tissieres
PURPOSE: Although overall paediatric septic shock mortality is decreasing, refractory septic shock (RSS) is still associated with high mortality. A definition for RSS is urgently needed to facilitate earlier identification and treatment. We aim to establish a European society of paediatric and neonatal intensive care (ESPNIC) experts' definition of paediatric RSS. METHODS: We conducted a two-round Delphi study followed by an observational multicentre retrospective study...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697765/eular-recommendations-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-management-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-other-forms-of-inflammatory-joint-disorders-2015-2016-update
#9
R Agca, S C Heslinga, S Rollefstad, M Heslinga, I B McInnes, M J L Peters, T K Kvien, M Dougados, H Radner, F Atzeni, J Primdahl, A Södergren, S Wallberg Jonsson, J van Rompay, C Zabalan, T R Pedersen, L Jacobsson, K de Vlam, M A Gonzalez-Gay, A G Semb, G D Kitas, Y M Smulders, Z Szekanecz, N Sattar, D P M Symmons, M T Nurmohamed
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory joint disorders (IJD) have increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk compared with the general population. In 2009, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) taskforce recommended screening, identification of CVD risk factors and CVD risk management largely based on expert opinion. In view of substantial new evidence, an update was conducted with the aim of producing CVD risk management recommendations for patients with IJD that now incorporates an increasing evidence base...
October 3, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692694/sgo-health-policy-and-socioeconomic-committee-current-and-future-efforts-of-the-coding-and-reimbursement-taskforce-and-the-policy-quality-and-outcomes-taskforce
#10
Barbara A Goff, Mark S Shahin, Matthew A Powell, Sean C Dowdy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683506/opinion-paper-deriving-harmonised-reference-intervals-global-activities
#11
Jillian R Tate, Gus Koerbin, Khosrow Adeli
Harmonisation of reference intervals (RIs) refers to use of the same or common RI across different platforms and /or assays for a specified analyte. It occurs optimally for those analytes where there is sound calibration and traceability in place and evidence from a between-method comparison shows that bias would not prevent the use of a common RI. The selection of the RI will depend on various sources of information including local formal RI studies, published studies from the literature, laboratory surveys, manufacturer's product information, relevant guidelines, and mining of databases...
February 2016: EJIFCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671089/revisiting-the-systemic-vasculitis-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-a-study-of-157-patients-by-the-groupe-d-etudes-et-de-recherche-sur-les-maladies-orphelines-pulmonaires-and-the-european-respiratory-society-taskforce-on-eosinophilic
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Vincent Cottin, Elisabeth Bel, Paolo Bottero, Klaus Dalhoff, Marc Humbert, Romain Lazor, Renato A Sinico, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Michael E Wechsler, Matthieu Groh, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Chahéra Khouatra, Benoit Wallaert, Camille Taillé, Philippe Delaval, Jacques Cadranel, Philippe Bonniaud, Grégoire Prévot, Sandrine Hirschi, Anne Gondouin, Bertrand Dunogué, Gérard Chatté, Christophe Briault, Christian Pagnoux, David Jayne, Loïc Guillevin, Jean-François Cordier
OBJECTIVE: To guide nosology and classification of patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) based on phenotype and presence or absence of ANCA. METHODS: Organ manifestations and ANCA status were retrospectively analyzed based on the presence or not of predefined definite vasculitis features or surrogates of vasculitis in patients asthma, eosinophilia, and at least one systemic organ manifestation attributable to systemic disease. RESULTS: The study population included 157 patients (mean age 49...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671034/the-association-between-weight-perception-and-bmi-report-and-measurement-data-from-the-growing-up-in-ireland-cohort-study-of-9-year-olds
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F Shiely, N G Hon Yan, E M Berkery, C Murrin, C Kelleher, K Hayes
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for categorisation of weight status is clinically measured BMI but this is often not practical in large epidemiological studies. OBJECTIVES: To determine if a child's weight perception or a mother's perception of a child's weight status is a viable alternative to measured height and weight in determining BMI classification. Secondary outcomes are to determine the influence of a mother's BMI on her ability to categorise the child's BMI and a child's ability to recognise his/her own BMI...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619938/compliance-with-uspstf-recommendations-on-aspirin-for-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-men
#14
Srikrishna Varun Malayala, Ambreen Raza
OBJECTIVE: In 2009, United States Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF) recommends aspirin (ASA) for men aged 45-79 years when the benefit of coronary artery disease (CAD) risk reduction outweighs the harm of gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Our objective is to evaluate compliance with this USPSTF recommendation. METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional study and 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) dataset was used for this study. Out of the available sample, 1155 (11...
November 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619228/neurocritical-care-education-during-residency-opinions-neuron-study
#15
David P Lerner, Jennifer Kim, Saef Izzy
BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has established a core curriculum of topics for residency training in neurocritical care. At present there is limited data evaluating neurology residency education within the neurological intensive care unit. This study evaluates learner concerns with the neurological intensive care unit. METHODS: The Communication Committee and Resident & Fellow Taskforce within the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) developed an online survey that consisted of 20 selection and free-text based questions...
September 12, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606471/recommendations-for-vaccination-in-adult-patients-with-systemic-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-from-the-portuguese-society-of-rheumatology
#16
I Cordeiro, A C Duarte, J F Ferreira, M J Gonçalves, T Meirinhos, T M Rocha, V C Romão, S Sousa, M Guedes, M Conde, C Abreu, M J Aleixo, M J Santos
BACKGROUND: Serious infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic inflammatory rheumatic disease (SIRD) patients. Although vaccination may prevent numerous infections, vaccination uptake rates are low in this group of patients. OBJECTIVES: To develop evidence-based recommendations for vaccination in SIRD patients. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (until 31 October 2014) and EMBASE (until 14 December 2014) databases, as well as the ACR and EULAR congress abstracts (2011-2014)...
April 2016: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566740/the-child-neurology-clinical-workforce-in-2015-report-of-the-aap-cns-joint-taskforce
#17
Peter B Kang, James F Bale, Mark Mintz, Sucheta M Joshi, Donald L Gilbert, Carrie Radabaugh, Holly Ruch-Ross
OBJECTIVES: More than a decade has passed since the last major workforce survey of child neurologists in the United States; thus, a reassessment of the child neurology workforce is needed, along with an inaugural assessment of a new related field, neurodevelopmental disabilities. METHODS: The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Child Neurology Society conducted an electronic survey in 2015 of child neurologists and neurodevelopmental disabilities specialists...
September 27, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565428/a-common-monitoring-framework-for-ending-preventable-maternal-mortality-2015-2030-phase-i-of-a-multi-step-process
#18
Allisyn C Moran, R Rima Jolivet, Doris Chou, Sarah L Dalglish, Kathleen Hill, Kate Ramsey, Barbara Rawlins, Lale Say
BACKGROUND: While global maternal mortality declined 44 % between 1990 and 2015, the majority of countries fell short of attaining Millennium Development Goal targets. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in late 2015, include a target to reduce national maternal mortality ratios (MMR) to achieve a global average of 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030. A comprehensive paper outlining Strategies toward Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality (EPMM) was launched in February 2015 to support achievement of the SDG global targets...
2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556850/primary-payer-at-dx-issues-with-collection-and-assessment-of-data-quality
#19
Recinda L Sherman, Laura Williamson, Patricia Andrews, Amy Kahn
An individual's access to health insurance influences the amount and type of health services a patient receives for prevention and treatment, and, ultimately, influences survival. The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Item #630, Primary Payer at DX, is a required field intended to document health insurance status for the purpose of supporting patterns-of-care studies and other research. However, challenges related to the uniformity of collection and availability of data needed to populate this field diminish the value of the Primary Payer at DX data...
2016: Journal of Registry Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520068/goal-directed-focused-ultrasound-milestones-revised-a-multiorganizational-consensus
#20
Mathew Nelson, Amin Abdi, Srikar Adhikari, Michael Boniface, Robert M Bramante, Daniel J Egan, J Matthew Fields, Megan M Leo, Andrew S Liteplo, Rachel Liu, Jason T Nomura, David C Pigott, Christopher C Raio, Jennifer Ruskis, Robert Strony, Chris Thom, Resa E Lewiss
In 2012 the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Emergency Medicine released the emergency medicine milestones. The Patient Care 12 (PC12) subcompetency delineates staged and progressive accomplishment in emergency ultrasound. While valuable as an initial framework for ultrasound resident education, there are limitations to PC12. This consensus paper provides a revised description of criteria to define the subcompetency. A multiorganizational task force was formed between the American College of Emergency Physicians Ultrasound Section, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, and the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine...
November 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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