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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...
June 7, 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...
June 8, 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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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 Haddow, Esper G Kallas, Uriel Kitron, Marc Lecuit, Diogo M Magnani, Caroline Marrs, Natalia Mercer, Edward McSweegan, Lisa 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 disease in humans, its modes of transmission and the cause and nature of associated congenital manifestations...
June 5, 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-harmonise-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
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May 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556608/impact-of-a-national-controlled-donation-after-circulatory-death-dcd-programme-on-organ-donation-in-the-uk-a-10-year-study
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Russell Hodgson, Alastair L Young, Magdy A Attia, J Peter 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 UK, the Organ Donation Taskforce was set up to identify barriers to organ donation and in 2008 released its first report (ODTR). This study assesses the success since the ODTR and examines the impact of the UK's controlled Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) programme and the controversies surrounding it. There were 12864 intended Donation after Brain Death (DBD) or DCD donors from April 2004 to March 2014...
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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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...
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
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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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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
#18
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...
July 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458457/guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-childhood-onset-graves-disease-in-japan-2016
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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
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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
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