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#1
L J Vanopdenbosch, E Maes, D J Oliver
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A Consensus document on palliative care and neurology has made recommendations on the care of people with chronic and progressive neurological disease. This study aimed to investigate whether these recommendations are understood by, acceptable to and used in practice by neurologists in Belgium. METHODS: An online survey was undertaken of 100 neurologists in Belgium, asking for their opinion on all of the recommendations in the Consensus document...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535585/good-laboratory-standards-for-clinical-next-generation-sequencing-cancer-panel-tests
#2
REVIEW
Jihun Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Nayoung K D Kim, Se Jin Jang, Sung-Min Chun, Chang-Ohk Sung, Jene Choi, Young-Hyeh Ko, Yoon-La Choi, Hyo Sup Shim, Jae-Kyung Won
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has recently emerged as an essential component of personalized cancer medicine due to its high throughput and low per-base cost. However, no sufficient guidelines for implementing NGS as a clinical molecular pathology test are established in Korea. To ensure clinical grade quality without inhibiting adoption of NGS, a taskforce team assembled by the Korean Society of Pathologists developed laboratory guidelines for NGS cancer panel testing procedures and requirements for clinical implementation of NGS...
May 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521830/evidence-based-policy-responses-to-strengthen-health-community-and-legislative-systems-that-care-for-women-in-australia-with-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
#3
REVIEW
Nesrin Varol, John J Hall, Kirsten Black, Sabera Turkmani, Angela Dawson
BACKGROUND: The physical and psychological impact of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) can be substantial, long term, and irreversible. Parts of the health sector in Australia have developed guidelines in the management of FGM/C, but large gaps exist in community and professional knowledge of the consequences and treatment of FGM/C. The prevalence of FGM/C amongst Australian women is unknown. Our article reviews the literature on research on FGM/C in Australia, which focuses on health system response to women and girls with FGM/C...
May 18, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504866/a-short-report-on-current-fertility-preservation-strategies-for-boys
#4
Wei Li Cindy Ho, Harold Bourne, Debra Gook, Gary Clarke, Matthew Kemertzis, Kate Stern, Franca Agresta, Yves Heloury, Hannah Clarke, Lisa Orme, Michael Sullivan, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Margaret R Zacharin
BACKGROUND: Advances in cancer treatment have led to improved long term survival after childhood cancer, but often at a price of impaired future fertility. Fertility Preservation (FP) in male children and early adolescents poses unique challenges as efficacy is unproven. OBJECTIVES: To describe characteristics of testicular tissue cryopreservation (TTCP) specimens taken from paediatric and adolescent patients, stratified by age, and prior chemotherapy, if any, and to demonstrate evidence for germ cells MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of gonadal biopsies and clinical records of patients consented into the Royal Children's Hospital FP program between 1987-2015...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492787/validation-of-german-aortic-valve-score-in-a-multi-surgeon-single-center
#5
Mehmet Kalender, Ahmet Nihat Baysal, Okay Guven Karaca, Kamil Boyacioglu, Nihan Kayalar
OBJECTIVE: Risk assessment for operative mortality is mandatory for all cardiac operations. For some operation types such as aortic valve repair, EuroSCORE II overestimates the mortality rate and a new scoring system (German AV score) has been developed for a more accurate assessment of operative risk. In this study, we aimed to validate German Aortic Valve Score in our clinic in patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS: A total of 35 patients who underwent isolated open aortic valve replacement between 2010 and 2013 were included...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487059/community-phytosanitation-to-manage-cassava-brown-streak-disease
#6
James Legg, Mathias Ndalahwa, Juma Yabeja, Innocent Ndyetabula, Hein Bouwmeester, Rudolph Shirima, Kiddo Mtunda
Cassava viruses are the major biotic constraint to cassava production in Africa. Community-wide action to manage them has not been attempted since a successful cassava mosaic disease control programme in the 1930s/40s in Uganda. A pilot initiative to investigate the effectiveness of community phytosanitation for managing cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) was implemented from 2013-2016 in two communities in coastal (Mkuranga) and north-western (Chato) Tanzania. CBSD incidence in local varieties at the outset was >90%, which was typical of severely affected regions of Tanzania...
May 6, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480473/the-imia-history-working-group-inception-through-the-imia-history-taskforce-and-major-events-leading-up-to-the-50th-anniversary-of-imia
#7
C A Kulikowski, G Mihalas, R A Greenes, V Yacubsohn, H-A Park
BACKGROUND: The 50th Anniversary of IMIA will be celebrated in 2017 at the World Congress of Medical Informatics in China. This takes place 50 years after the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Societies approved the formation of a new Technical Committee (TC) 4 on Medical Information Processing, which was the predecessor of IMIA, under the leadership of Dr. Francois Grémy. The IMIA History Working Group (WG) was approved in 2014 to document and write about the history of the field and its organizations...
May 8, 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461709/training-the-scientific-workforce-does-funding-mechanism-matter
#8
Margaret E Blume-Kohout, Dadhi Adhikari
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) taskforce recently recommended decreasing the number of graduate students supported on research assistantships, and instead favoring traineeship and fellowship funding mechanisms. Using instrumental variables estimation with survey data collected from U.S. PhD-granting biomedical sciences departments and their newly-minted PhDs, we find that increases in these programs' NIH-funded traineeships and fellowships do significantly increase programs' total graduate enrollments, particularly of female students...
July 2016: Research Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460339/recommendations-for-molecular-testing-in-classical-ph1-neg-myeloproliferative-disorders-a-consensus-project-of-the-italian-society-of-hematology
#9
REVIEW
Paola Guglielmelli, Daniela Pietra, Fabrizio Pane, Alessandro Pancrazzi, Mario Cazzola, Alessandro M Vannucchi, Sante Tura, Giovanni Barosi
The discovery that Philadelphia-negative classical myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) present with several molecular abnormalities, including the mostly represented JAK2V617F mutation, opened new horizons in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of these disorders. However, the great strides in the knowledge on molecular genetics need parallel progresses on the best approach to methods for detecting and reporting disease-associated mutations, and to shape the most effective and rationale testing pathway in the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of MPNs...
April 23, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458457/guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-childhood-onset-graves-disease-in-japan-2016
#10
Kanshi Minamitani, Hirokazu Sato, Hidemi Ohye, Shohei Harada, Osamu Arisaka
Purpose behind developing these guidelines: Over one decade ago, the "Guidelines for the Treatment of Graves' Disease with Antithyroid Drug, 2006" (Japan Thyroid Association (JTA)) were published as the standard drug therapy protocol for Graves' disease. The "Guidelines for the Treatment of Childhood-Onset Graves' Disease with Antithyroid Drug in Japan, 2008" were published to provide guidance on the treatment of pediatric patients. Based on new evidence, a revised version of the "Guidelines for the Treatment of Graves' Disease with Antithyroid Drug, 2006" (JTA) was published in 2011, combined with the "Handbook of Radioiodine Therapy for Graves' Disease 2007" (JTA)...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438103/information-and-communication-technology-and-the-future-of-healthcare-results-of-a-multi-scenario-delphi-survey
#11
David Jungwirth, Daniela Haluza
Technological advances toward consumer-specific expectations require a sustained commitment and coordination across policy- and decision-makers. The present scenario-based study aimed at identifying prevailing perceptions regarding telehealth applications among Austrian healthcare experts. During a two-round online Delphi survey, panelists rated perceived benefits, obstacles, innovativeness, desirability, and estimated implementation date of 10 telehealth scenarios. Panelists (n = 73, 74% males) perceived that the implementation of telehealth scenarios could especially improve patients' knowledge, quality of social healthcare, and living standard...
April 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430547/enhancing-insights-into-pulmonary-vascular-disease-pvd-through-a-precision-medicine-approach-a-joint-nhlbi-cmref-workshop-report
#12
John H Newman, Stuart Rich, Steven H Abman, John H Alexander, John Barnard, Gerald J Beck, Raymond L Benza, Todd M Bull, Stephen Y Chan, Hyung J Chun, Declan Doogan, Jocelyn Dupuis, Serpil C Erzurum, Robert P Frantz, Mark Geraci, Hunter Gillies, Mark Gladwin, Michael P Gray, Anna R Hemnes, Roy S Herbst, Adrian F Hernandez, Nicholas S Hill, Evelyn M Horn, Kendall Hunter, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Roger Johns, Sanjay Kaul, Steven M Kawut, Tim Lahm, Jane A Leopold, Greg D Lewis, Stephen C Mathai, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Evangelos D Michelakis, Steven D Nathan, William Nichols, Grier Page, Marlene Rabinovitch, Jonathan Rich, Franz Rischard, Sharon Rounds, Sanjiv J Shah, Victor F Tapson, Naomi Lowy, Norman Stockbridge, Gail Weinmann, Lei Xiao
The Division of Lung Diseases of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) and the Cardiovascular Medical Education and Research Fund (CMREF), held a workshop to discuss to leverage of the anticipated scientific output from the recently launched "Redefining Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) through Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics" (PVDOMICS) program. PVDOMICS is a protocol driven network to analyze PH patient populations to define novel pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) phenotypes. Basic, translational and clinical investigators, patient advocacy organizations, regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical industry experts discussed the application of precision medicine to PVD clinical trials...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426906/measuring-the-impact-of-dermatological-conditions-on-family-and-caregivers-a-review-of-dermatology-specific-instruments
#13
REVIEW
F Sampogna, A Y Finlay, S S Salek, P Chernyshov, F J Dalgard, A W M Evers, D Linder, L Manolache, S E Marron, F Poot, S Spillekom-van Koulil, Å Svensson, J C Szepietowski, L Tomas-Aragones, D Abeni
The patient is the centre of a web of relationships and the impact of his/her disease on family members and caregivers must be taken into account. The aim of this study was to identify the specific instruments that measure the impact of a dermatological disease on the quality of life (QoL) of family members, by performing a systematic search of the literature. Fifteen papers were identified, describing the creation and validation of nine instruments. Four of them concerned atopic dermatitis (Dermatitis Family Index, DFI; Parents' Index QoL Atopic Dermatitis, PiQoL-AD; QoL in Primary Caregivers of children with Atopic Dermatitis, QPCAD; Childhood Atopic Dermatits Impact Scale, CADIS), two measured the impact of psoriasis in family members (Psoriasis Family Index, PFI; FamilyPso), one the impact of epidermolysis bullosa (Epidermolysis Bullosa Burden of Disease, EB-BoD), one of ichthyosis (Family Burden Ichthyosis, FBI), and one was generic for dermatological conditions (Family Dermatology Life Quality Index, FDLQI)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412495/epidemiology-of-environmental-exposure-and-malignant-mesothelioma
#14
REVIEW
Bian Liu, Maaike van Gerwen, Stefano Bonassi, Emanuela Taioli
Although the association between exposure to asbestos and malignant mesothelioma (particularly malignant pleural mesothelioma) has been well established, the health impact of environmental exposure (EE) to asbestos has been less studied. This review summarizes the most recent studies on the association between malignant mesothelioma and EE with asbestos to identify features associated with EE and quantify the association with malignant mesothelioma. There were 44 studies from 18 countries that met our selection criteria, with a considerable amount of heterogeneity in their study design, measures of exposure, and health outcomes...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399845/development-of-a-community-based-network-to-promote-smoking-cessation-among-female-smokers-in-hong-kong
#15
William H C Li, Sophia S C Chan, Zoe S F Wan, M P Wang, K Y Ho, T H Lam
BACKGROUND: There is a need for population-based smoking cessation interventions targeting female smokers in Hong Kong. This study describes the development of a community-based network to promote smoking cessation among female smokers in Hong Kong. METHODS: Local women's organizations collaborated to launch a project to provide gender-specific smoking cessation services. In the first phase of the project, the Women Against Tobacco Taskforce (WATT) was created. In the second phase, a smoking cessation training curriculum was developed and female volunteers were trained...
April 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375978/the-monopolisation-of-emergency-medicine-in-europe-the-flipside-of-the-medal
#16
Edoardo De Robertis, Bernd W Böttiger, Eldar Søreide, Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, Lorenz Theiler, Kurt Ruetzler, Jochen Hinkelbein, Luca Brazzi, Karl-Christian Thies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372463/patient-centred-care-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-what-do-the-2015-european-society-of-cardiology-guidelines-add
#17
Tone M Norekvål, Paulus Kirchhof, Donna Fitzsimons
Nurses and allied professionals are at the forefront of care delivery in patients with arrythmogenic risk and have a responsibility to deliver care that is focused on their individual needs. The 2015 European Society of Cardiology guideline on prevention of ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death heralds a step-change in patient and family focus and interdisciplinary involvement. This development reflects a recognition within the European Society of Cardiology that chronic care of patients with cardiovascular conditions can be improved by involving all stakeholders, making use of multidisciplinary interventions, and placing the patient at the centre of the care process...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256346/past-present-and-future-of-barrett-s-oesophagus
#18
REVIEW
W K Tan, M di Pietro, R C Fitzgerald
Barrett's oesophagus is a condition which predisposes towards development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma, a highly lethal tumour which has been increasing in incidence in the Western world over the past three decades. There have been tremendous advances in the field of Barrett's oesophagus, not only in diagnostic modalities, but also in therapeutic strategies available to treat this premalignant disease. In this review, we discuss the past, present and future of Barrett's oesophagus. We describe the historical and new evolving diagnostic criteria of Barrett's oesophagus, while also comparing and contrasting the British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines, American College of Gastroenterology guidelines and International Benign Barrett's and CAncer Taskforce (BOBCAT) for Barrett's oesophagus...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243186/a-framework-of-care-in-multiple-sclerosis-part-2-symptomatic-care-and-beyond
#19
Scott D Newsome, Philip J Aliotta, Jacquelyn Bainbridge, Susan E Bennett, Gary Cutter, Kaylan Fenton, Fred Lublin, Dorothy Northrop, David Rintell, Bryan D Walker, Megan Weigel, Kathleen Zackowski, David E Jones
The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) convened a Framework Taskforce composed of a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers to examine and evaluate the current models of care in multiple sclerosis (MS). The methodology of this project included analysis of a needs assessment survey and an extensive literature review. The outcome of this work is a two-part continuing education series of articles. Part 1, published previously, covered the updated disease phenotypes of MS along with recommendations for the use of disease-modifying therapies...
January 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241851/treatment-of-atopic-eczema-treat-registry-taskforce-protocol-for-an-international-delphi-exercise-to-identify-a-core-set-of-domains-and-domain-items-for-national-atopic-eczema-registries
#20
Louise A A Gerbens, Aaron E Boyce, Dmitri Wall, Sebastien Barbarot, Richard J de Booij, Mette Deleuran, Maritza A Middelkamp-Hup, Amanda Roberts, Christian Vestergaard, Stephan Weidinger, Christian J Apfelbacher, Alan D Irvine, Jochen Schmitt, Paula R Williamson, Phyllis I Spuls, Carsten Flohr
BACKGROUND: Patients with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema (AE) often require photo- or systemic immunomodulatory therapies to induce disease remission and maintain long-term control. The current evidence to guide clinical management is small, despite the frequent and often off-label use of these treatments. Registries of patients on photo- and systemic immunomodulatory therapies could fill this gap, and the collection of a core set concerning these therapies in AE will allow direct comparisons across registries as well as data sharing and pooling...
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