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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816636/the-distress-thermometer-predicts-subjective-but-not-objective-cognitive-complaints-six-months-after-treatment-initiation-in-cancer-patients-receiving-a-curative-cancer-treatment
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Michelle Lycke, Tessa Lefebvre, Lies Pottel, Hans Pottel, Lore Ketelaars, Karin Stellamans, Koen Van Eygen, Philippe Vergauwe, Patrick Werbrouck, Laurence Goethals, Patricia Schofield, Tom Boterberg, Philip R Debruyne
OBJECTIVES: Research has indicated that cancer-related cognitive impairments (CRCI) may be influenced by psychosocial factors such as distress, worry and fatigue. Therefore, we aimed to validate the distress thermometer (DT) as a screening tool to detect CRCI six months post treatment initiation in a group of general cancer patients. METHODS: Patients(18 years, n 125) with a histologically confirmed diagnosis of a solid cancer or haematological malignancy, scheduled for a curative treatment, were evaluated at baseline (T0) and six months post-treatment initiation (T1) for CRCI by a neuropsychological assessment including patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806555/environmental-and-socio-economic-sustainability-appraisal-of-contaminated-land-remediation-strategies-a-case-study-at-a-mega-site-in-china
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Yinan Song, Deyi Hou, Junli Zhang, David O'Connor, Guanghe Li, Qingbao Gu, Shupeng Li, Peng Liu
Green and sustainable remediation (GSR) has become a global trend in the contaminated land remediation field. Growing numbers of countries have adopted GSR procedures published in regulatory and/or technical guidance. China is fast becoming one of the largest remediation markets in the world, and is beginning to engage with GSR. Among other efforts, a taskforce is currently developing the first Chinese technical standard on GSR. This paper presents the context positioning and development of a sustainable remediation assessment indicator set for China...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765716/simulation-training-in-neurosurgery-advances-in-education-and-practice
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REVIEW
Sanjay Konakondla, Reginald Fong, Clemens M Schirmer
The current simulation technology used for neurosurgical training leaves much to be desired. Significant efforts are thoroughly exhausted in hopes of developing simulations that translate to give learners the "real-life" feel. Though a respectable goal, this may not be necessary as the application for simulation in neurosurgical training may be most useful in early learners. The ultimate uniformly agreeable endpoint of improved outcome and patient safety drives these investments. We explore the development, availability, educational taskforces, cost burdens and the simulation advancements in neurosurgical training...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748641/eaaci-guidelines-on-allergen-immunotherapy-hymenoptera-venom-allergy
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Gunter J Sturm, Eva-Maria Varga, Graham Roberts, Holger Mosbech, M Beatrice Bilò, Cezmi A Akdis, Darío Antolín-Amérigo, Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz, Radoslaw Gawlik, Thilo Jakob, Mitja Kosnik, Joanna Lange, Ervin Mingomataj, Dimitris I Mitsias, Markus Ollert, Joanna N G Oude Elberink, Oliver Pfaar, Constantinos Pitsios, Valerio Pravettoni, Franziska Ruëff, Betül Ayşe Sin, Ioana Agache, Elizabeth Angier, Stefania Arasi, Moises A Calderón, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Susanne Halken, Marek Jutel, Susanne Lau, Giovanni B Pajno, Ronald van Ree, Dermot Ryan, Otto Spranger, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Sangeeta Dhami, Hadar Zaman, Aziz Sheikh, Antonella Muraro
Hymenoptera venom allergy is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction following a honeybee, vespid or ant sting. Systemic allergic sting reactions have been reported in up to 7.5% of adults and up to 3.4% of children. They can be mild and restricted to the skin or moderate-to-severe with a risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis. Patients should carry an emergency kit containing an adrenaline autoinjector, H1 -antihistamines, and corticosteroids depending on the severity of their previous sting reaction(s)...
July 27, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745573/lives-and-choices-give-and-take-altruism-and-organ-procurement
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Vicky Thornton
In 2015, Wales introduced a deemed consent: soft opt-out system for organ procurement in order to address the chronic shortage of organs for transplant. Early statistical evidence suggests that this has had a positive impact on cadaveric organ donation. Such a system for procurement has previously been dismissed by the Organ Donation Taskforce, who suggested that opting out could potentially undermine the concept of donated organs as gifts and this could then negatively impact the number of organs offered for transplant...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741003/singapore-paediatric-resuscitation-guidelines-2016
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Gene Yong Kwang Ong, Irene Lai Yeen Chan, Agnes Suah Bwee Ng, Su Yah Chew, Yee Hui Mok, Yoke Hwee Chan, Jacqueline Soo May Ong, Sashikumar Ganapathy, Kee Chong Ng
We present the revised 2016 Singapore paediatric resuscitation guidelines. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation's Pediatric Taskforce Consensus Statements on Science and Treatment Recommendations, as well as the updated resuscitation guidelines from the American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council released in October 2015, were debated and discussed by the workgroup. The final recommendations for the Singapore Paediatric Resuscitation Guidelines 2016 were derived after carefully reviewing the current available evidence in the literature and balancing it with local clinical practice...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697708/agreed-definitions-and-a-shared-vision-for-new-standards-in-stroke-recovery-research-the-stroke-recovery-and-rehabilitation-roundtable-taskforce
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Julie Bernhardt, Kathryn S Hayward, Gert Kwakkel, Nick S Ward, Steven L Wolf, Karen Borschmann, John W Krakauer, Lara A Boyd, S Thomas Carmichael, Dale Corbett, Steven C Cramer
The first Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable established a game changing set of new standards for stroke recovery research. Common language and definitions were required to develop an agreed framework spanning the four working groups: translation of basic science, biomarkers of stroke recovery, measurement in clinical trials and intervention development and reporting. This paper outlines the working definitions established by our group and an agreed vision for accelerating progress in stroke recovery research...
July 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601619/family-focussed-interventions-to-reduce-harm-from-smoking-in-primary-school-aged-children-a-systematic-review-of-evaluative-studies
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Nicola Brown, Tim Luckett, Patricia M Davidson, Michelle DiGiacomo
Children living in families where adults smoke are exposed to harmful effects of tobacco smoke and risk a predisposition to smoking initiation. Interventions to support families to reduce risk of harm from smoking have been developed and tested. The purpose of this review is to identify effective family-based interventions used to promote smoke-free home environments in families with primary school age children (aged 5-12years). A systematic search of MEDLINE, Cochrane and CINAHL electronic databases was conducted...
August 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598866/using-qualitative-research-to-inform-development-of-professional-guidelines-a-case-study-of-the-society-of-critical-care-medicine-family-centered-care-guidelines
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Maureen A Coombs, Judy E Davidson, Mark E Nunnally, Mary A Wickline, J Randall Curtis
OBJECTIVES: To explore the importance, challenges, and opportunities using qualitative research to enhance development of clinical practice guidelines, using recent guidelines for family-centered care in the ICU as an example. METHODS: In developing the Society of Critical Care Medicine guidelines for family-centered care in the neonatal ICU, PICU, and adult ICU, we developed an innovative adaptation of the Grading of Recommendations, Assessments, Development and Evaluations approach to explicitly incorporate qualitative research...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595824/zika-in-the-americas-year-2-what-have-we-learned-what-gaps-remain-a-report-from-the-global-virus-network
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REVIEW
Matthew T Aliota, Leda Bassit, Shelton S Bradrick, Bryan Cox, Mariano A Garcia-Blanco, Christina Gavegnano, Thomas C Friedrich, Thaddeus G Golos, Diane E Griffin, Andrew D Haddow, Esper G Kallas, Uriel Kitron, Marc Lecuit, Diogo M Magnani, Caroline Marrs, Natalia Mercer, Edward McSweegan, Lisa F P Ng, David H O'Connor, Jorge E Osorio, Guilherme S Ribeiro, Michael Ricciardi, Shannan L Rossi, George Saade, Raymond F Schinazi, Geraldine O Schott-Lerner, Chao Shan, Pei-Yong Shi, David I Watkins, Nikos Vasilakis, Scott C Weaver
In response to the outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in the Western Hemisphere and the recognition of a causal association with fetal malformations, the Global Virus Network (GVN) assembled an international taskforce of virologists to promote basic research, recommend public health measures and encourage the rapid development of vaccines, antiviral therapies and new diagnostic tests. In this article, taskforce members and other experts review what has been learned about ZIKV-induced disease in humans, its modes of transmission and the cause and nature of associated congenital manifestations...
June 6, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576379/-using-cancer-case-identification-algorithms-in-medico-administrative-databases-literature-review-and-first-results-from-the-redsiam-tumors-group-based-on-breast-colon-and-lung-cancer
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P-J Bousquet, P Caillet, M Coeuret-Pellicer, H Goulard, Y C Kudjawu, C Le Bihan, A I Lecuyer, F Séguret
BACKGROUND: The development and use of healthcare databases accentuates the need for dedicated tools, including validated selection algorithms of cancer diseased patients. As part of the development of the French National Health Insurance System data network REDSIAM, the tumor taskforce established an inventory of national and internal published algorithms in the field of cancer. This work aims to facilitate the choice of a best-suited algorithm. METHOD: A non-systematic literature search was conducted for various cancers...
May 30, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570248/the-international-consolidated-venous-ulcer-guideline-update-2015-process-improvement-evidence-analysis-and-future-goals
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Kara S Couch, Lisa Corbett, Lisa Gould, Susan Girolami, Laura Bolton
In 2015, members of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), Wound Healing Society, and the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy formed the International Consolidated Guidelines Taskforce to update the AAWC Venous Ulcer Guidelines to the collaborative, intersociety, endorsed International Consolidated Venous Ulcer Guideline. This "guideline of guidelines" integrates recommendations from all relevant, published evidence-based guidelines on venous ulcer care and prevention. The update process was conducted in accordance with the National Guideline Clearinghouse inclusion criteria and was informed by a systematic review of the evidence, with additional content validation of each venous ulcer management recommendation...
May 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558913/the-international-treatment-of-atopic-eczema-treat-registry-taskforce-an-initiative-to-harmonize-data-collection-across-national-atopic-eczema-photo-and-systemic-therapy-registries
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Phyllis I Spuls, Louise A A Gerbens, Christian J Apfelbacher, Dmitri Wall, Bernd W M Arents, Sebastien Barbarot, Amanda Roberts, Mette Deleuran, Maritza A Middelkamp-Hup, Christian Vestergaard, Stephan Weidinger, Jochen Schmitt, Alan D Irvine, Carsten Flohr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556608/impact-of-a-national-controlled-donation-after-circulatory-death-dcd-program-on-organ-donation-in-the-united-kingdom-a-10-year-study
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R Hodgson, A L Young, M A Attia, J P A Lodge
Organ transplantation is the most successful treatment for some forms of organ failure, yet a lack of organs means many die on the waiting list. In the United Kingdom, the Organ Donation Taskforce was set up to identify barriers to organ donation and in 2008 released its first report (Organ Donation Taskforce Report; ODTR). This study assesses the success since the ODTR and examines the impact of the United Kingdom's controlled donation after circulatory death (DCD) program and the controversies surrounding it...
May 28, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550714/adherence-to-oral-cancer-therapy-in-older-adults-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology-siog-taskforce-recommendations
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REVIEW
Anna Rachelle Mislang, Tanya M Wildes, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Capucine Baldini, Holly M Holmes, Ginah Nightingale, Annemarie Coolbrandt, Laura Biganzoli
There is an increasing trend towards using oral systemic therapy in patients with cancer. Compared to parenteral therapy, oral cancer agents offer convenience, have similar efficacy, and are preferred by patients, consequently making its use appealing in older adults. However, adherence is required to ensure its efficacy and to avoid compromising treatment outcomes, especially when the treatment goal is curative, or in case of symptomatic/rapidly progressing disease, where dose-intensity is important. This opens a new challenge for clinicians, as optimizing patient adherence is challenging, particularly due to lack of consensus and scarcity of available clinical evidence...
June 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549909/poor-quality-and-counterfeit-drugs-a-systematic-assessment-of-prevalence-and-risks-based-on-data-published-from-2007-2016
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Andreas Koczwara, Jennifer Dressman
Counterfeit drugs can hurt patients and harm the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce expressed a need to generate more and better data to calculate a worldwide prevalence of counterfeiting. This review analyzes field test data that were published in the time-frame January 2007 to December 2016, were accessible via Pubmed, and which addressed the prevalence of counterfeit drugs. Based on the 41 studies identified, it is still not possible to make a reliable statement about the prevalence of counterfeit drugs due to the heterogeneity of the results...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544000/european-academy-of-neurology-european-association-for-palliative-care-taskforce-on-neurology-consensus-recommendations-on-palliative-care-for-patients-with-chronic-and-progressive-neurological-disease-acceptability-for-belgian-neurologists
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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...
July 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
#18
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
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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
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Wei Li Cindy Ho, Harold Bourne, Debra Gook, Gary Clarke, Matthew Kemertzis, Kate Stern, Franca Agresta, Yves Heloury, Hannah Clark, Lisa Orme, 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...
September 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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