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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059446/elimination-of-pain-improves-specificity-of-clinical-diagnostic-criteria-for-adult-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#1
Scott D Hirsch, Evan R Reiter, Laurence J DiNardo, Wen Wan, Theodore A Schuman
OBJECTIVE: Determine whether the elimination of pain improves accuracy of clinical diagnostic criteria for adult chronic rhinosinusitis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: History, symptoms, nasal endoscopy, and computed tomography (CT) results were analyzed for 1,186 adults referred to an academic otolaryngology clinic with presumptive diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis. Clinical diagnosis was rendered using the 1997 Rhinosinusitis Taskforce (RSTF) Guidelines and a modified version eliminating facial pain, ear pain, dental pain, and headache...
January 6, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057001/improved-trends-in-cardiovascular-complications-among-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-in-korea-a-nationwide-study-2006-2013
#2
Chang Hee Jung, Jin Ook Chung, Kyungdo Han, Seung-Hyun Ko, Kyung Soo Ko, Joong-Yeol Park
BACKGROUND: Representative data on the secular trends in cardiovascular disease (CVD) are limited in Asian populations with diabetes. We aimed to estimate the temporal trends in cardiovascular complications using Korean nationwide whole population-based claims data in subjects with and without diabetes. METHODS: Type 2 diabetes was defined as a current medication history of anti-diabetic drugs and the presence of International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 codes (E11-E14) as diagnosis...
January 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049168/2017-ers-ats-standards-for-single-breath-carbon-monoxide-uptake-in-the-lung
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Brian L Graham, Vito Brusasco, Felip Burgos, Brendan G Cooper, Robert Jensen, Adrian Kendrick, Neil R MacIntyre, Bruce R Thompson, Jack Wanger
This document provides an update to the European Respiratory Society (ERS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) technical standards for single-breath carbon monoxide uptake in the lung that was last updated in 2005. Although both DLCO (diffusing capacity) and TLCO (transfer factor) are valid terms to describe the uptake of carbon monoxide in the lung, the term DLCO is used in this document. A joint taskforce appointed by the ERS and ATS reviewed the recent literature on the measurement of DLCO and surveyed the current technical capabilities of instrumentation being manufactured around the world...
January 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040092/global-access-to-radiotherapy-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#4
M Abdel-Wahab, E Fidarova, A Polo
Over the last 60 years, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been working to introduce, expand and improve radiotherapy services, working with partners such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment, care and control through collective action in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The Lancet Oncology Commission on radiotherapy published a report that defined five calls for action to expand global access to radiotherapy, drawing on the previous work of the Global Taskforce on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control...
February 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991858/eular-definition-of-arthralgia-suspicious-for-progression-to-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hanna W van Steenbergen, Daniel Aletaha, Liesbeth J J Beaart-van de Voorde, Elisabeth Brouwer, Catalin Codreanu, Bernard Combe, João E Fonseca, Merete L Hetland, Frances Humby, Tore K Kvien, Karin Niedermann, Laura Nuño, Sue Oliver, Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist, Karim Raza, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Georg Schett, Liesbeth De Smet, Gabriella Szücs, Jirí Vencovský, Piotr Wiland, Maarten de Wit, Robert L Landewé, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil
BACKGROUND: During the transition to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) many patients pass through a phase characterised by the presence of symptoms without clinically apparent synovitis. These symptoms are not well-characterised. This taskforce aimed to define the clinical characteristics of patients with arthralgia who are considered at risk for RA by experts based on their clinical experience. METHODS: The taskforce consisted of 18 rheumatologists, 1 methodologist, 2 patients, 3 health professionals and 1 research fellow...
October 6, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956083/-lung-screening
#6
REVIEW
B Milleron, V Gounant, A Khalil, S Couraud
The NLST study found in more than 53,000 (former-) heavy smokers that annual screening with low-dose CT-scan (LDCT) reduced lung cancer mortality and overall mortality by 20% and 6.7% respectively. However, several potential harms of such screening strategy were underlined: over-diagnosis bias, irradiation risk, and the high rate of false-positive results that could lead to futile invasive (and potentially harmful) exams, to impact quality of life, to increase patient's anxiety and costs. All these concerns were largely debated in several recent publications...
December 9, 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927866/expert-consensus-on-metrics-to-assess-the-impact-of-patient-level-antimicrobial-stewardship-interventions-in-acute-care-settings
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Rebekah W Moehring, Deverick J Anderson, Ronda L Cochran, Lauri A Hicks, Arjun Srinivasan, Elizabeth S Dodds Ashley
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) positively impact patient care, but metrics to assess ASP impact are poorly defined. We used a modified Delphi approach to select relevant metrics for assessing patient-level interventions in acute-care settings for the purposes of internal program decision making. An expert panel rated 90 candidate metrics on a 9-point Likert scale for association with 4 criteria: improved antimicrobial prescribing, improved patient care, utility in targeting stewardship efforts, and feasibility in hospitals with electronic health records...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924736/-septic-arthritis-after-intra-articular-injection-is-rare-does-the-taskforce-infection-prevention-use-a-sledgehammer-to-crack-a-nut
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M L Bruens, H J van der Zaag-Loonen, F Steenstra, A M Stemerding, S Wijngaarden
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of septic arthritis (SA) after a joint puncture and reconsider the value of the hygiene measures stipulated by the Taskforce Infection Prevention (TIF). DESIGN: Prospective study. METHOD: We determined the number of joint punctures among general practitioners and specialists in the Apeldoorn area during a three-month period (from October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013). Secondly, we performed an analysis on the incidence of SAs in this period and the subsequent month, and ascertained if these were related to a joint puncture...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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
#10
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
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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
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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
#13
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
#14
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
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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...
December 30, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709263/refractory-septic-shock-in-children-a-european-society-of-paediatric-and-neonatal-intensive-care-definition
#16
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
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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...
January 2017: 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
REVIEW
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...
January 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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