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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743169/development-and-validation-of-an-optical-biosensor-for-rapid-monitoring-of-adalimumab-in-serum-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Sumin Bian, Jiadi Lu, Filip Delport, Séverine Vermeire, Dragana Spasic, Jeroen Lammertyn, Ann Gils
Therapeutic drug monitoring of adalimumab is recommended to improve therapeutic outcome in patients with Crohn's disease. Performing an ELISA requires a rather long time-to-result and the necessity of collecting multiple samples in order to decrease the cost per adalimumab determination. In this study, we aim to develop and validate a rapid assay suitable for measuring a single adalimumab serum sample using a fiber-optic surface plasmon resonance (FO-SPR) based sensor. Therefore, we have immobilized MA-ADM28B8 as capture antibody on a FO-probe and conjugated MA-ADM40D8 as detecting antibody to gold nanoparticles...
July 25, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742774/improving-adherence-to-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-strategies-at-a-university-medical-center
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Sean A Josephs, Gretchen A Lemmink, Judith A Strong, Cassandra L Barry, William E Hurford
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation (ILPV) is defined as tidal volumes <8 mL/kg ideal bodyweight and is increasingly a standard of care for major abdominal surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. In this study, we report the result of a quality improvement initiative targeted at improving adherence to ILPV guidelines in a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: We performed a time-series study to determine whether anesthesia provider adherence to ILPV was affected by certain improvement interventions and patient ideal body weight (IBW)...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742757/concurrent-validity-and-responsiveness-of-promis-health-domains-among-patients-presenting-for-anterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Taylor E Purvis, Elena Andreou, Brian J Neuman, Lee H Riley, Richard L Skolasky
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine validity and responsiveness of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) health domains. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PROMIS health domains (anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, physical function, satisfaction with participation in social roles, sleep disturbance) may measure quality of care and determine minimal important differences (MIDs) after spine surgery...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742545/reductions-in-readmission-rates-are-associated-with-modest-improvements-in-patient-reported-health-gains-following-hip-and-knee-replacement-in-england
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Rocco Friebel, Kumar Dharmarajan, Harlan M Krumholz, Adam Steventon
BACKGROUND: Although many hospital readmission reduction initiatives have been introduced globally, health care systems ultimately aim to improve patients' health and well-being. We examined whether the hospitals that report greater success in reducing readmissions also see greater improvements in patient-reported outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN: We examined hospital groups (Trusts) that provided hip replacement or knee replacement surgery in England between April 2010 and February 2013...
July 24, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742530/i-aim-indication-acquisition-interpretation-medical-decision-making-framework-for-point-of-care-lung-ultrasound
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Richelle Kruisselbrink, Vincent Chan, Gian Alfonso Cibinel, Simon Abrahamson, Alberto Goffi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742306/identifying-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain-who-are-at-low-risk-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-digest
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David Markel, Jeremy Kim
Though a minority of patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain have acute coronary syndromes,identifying the patients who may be safely discharged and determining whether further testing is needed remains challenging. From the prehospital care setting to disposition and follow-up, this systematic review addresses the fundamentals of the emergency department evaluation of patients determined to be at low risk for acute coronary syndromes or adverse outcomes. Clinical risk scores are discussed, as well as the evidence and indications for confirmatory testing...
July 21, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741392/recent-advances-in-the-development-and-use-of-molecular-tests-to-predict-antimicrobial-resistance-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae
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Valentina Donà, Nicola Low, Daniel Golparian, Magnus Unemo
The number of genetic tests, mostly real-time PCRs, to detect antimicrobial resistance (AMR) determinants and predict AMR in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is increasing. Several of these assays are promising, but there are important shortcomings and few assays have been adequately validated and quality assured. Areas covered: Recent advances, focusing on publications since 2012, in the development and use of molecular tests to predict gonococcal AMR for surveillance and for clinical use, advantages and disadvantages of these tests and of molecular AMR prediction compared with phenotypic AMR testing, and future perspectives for effective use of molecular AMR tests for different purposes...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741365/in-response-to-the-letter-by-cabadas-r-and-%C3%A3-lvarez-escudero-j-about-the-editorial-will-societies-of-anesthesiologists-partake-in-the-take-off-of-non-anesthesiologist-administration-of-propofol
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Jean-Marc Dumonceau
I thank R. Cabadas and J. Álvarez-Escudero (1). 1. Apologies accepted. 2. The statistical significance of the difference in proportions seems doubtful. 3. Although these small studies do not allow us to confirm the safety of endoscopist-directed propofol sedation, they deserve a short comment as they represent the best available level of evidence (RCTs) and are also informative. 4. Hypoxemia, hypotension and bradycardia are frequent and have no clinical consequences in most cases. 5. The authors started this chapter by stating "scientific opinions must be carefully based" (3); 6...
July 25, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741278/italian-intersociety-consensus-on-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-delirium-in-hospitalized-older-persons
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Alessandro Morandi, Marco Trabucchi, Guido Caironi, Daniele Coen, Carlo Fraticelli, Ciro Paolillo, Carolina Prevaldi, Angela Riccardi, Gianfranco Cervellin, Corrado Carabellese, Salvatore Putignano, Stefania Maggi, Antonio Cherubini, Paola Gnerre, Andrea Fontanella, Nicola Latronico, Concezione Tommasino, Antonio Corcione, Giovanni Ricevuti, Nicola Ferrara, Francesco De Filippi, Alberto Ferrari, Mario Guarino, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Carlo Locatelli, Patrizia Hrelia, Marco Otto Toscano, Emi Bondi, Antonio Tarasconi, Luca Ansaloni, Francesco Perticone
Delirium is a severe neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by inattention and global cognitive dysfunction in the setting of an acute medical illness, medical complication, drug intoxication, or drug withdrawal. The most important risk factors are advanced age and dementia, whereas pain, dehydration, infections, stroke, metabolic disturbances, and surgery are the most common triggering factors. Although delirium is a common clinical syndrome in different settings of care (acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, and hospices), it often remains under-recognized, poorly understood, and inadequately managed...
July 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741243/the-pharmacogenomic-and-metabolomic-predictors-of-ace-inhibitor-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blocker-effectiveness-and-safety
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Hania K Flaten, Andrew A Monte
Hypertension (HTN) is the most common chronic disease in the USA. Hypertensive patients frequently require repeat primary care visits to find an effective drug or drug combination to control their disease. Currently, patients are prescribed drugs for HTN based on race, age, and comorbidities and although the current guidelines are reasonable starting points for prescribing, 50% of hypertensive patients still fail to achieve target blood pressures. Despite numerous strategies to improve compliance, drug effectiveness, and optimization of initial drug choice, effectiveness has remained largely unchanged over the past two decades...
July 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740733/when-is-evidence-enough-evidence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-trabectome-as-a-solo-procedure-in-patients-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Jeffrey T Y Chow, Cindy M L Hutnik, Karla Solo, Monali S Malvankar-Mehta
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the availability of evidence for one of the earliest available minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedures, the Trabectome. Various databases were searched up to December 20, 2016, for any published studies assessing the use of the Trabectome as a solo procedure in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The standardized mean differences (SMD) were calculated for the change in intraocular pressure (IOP) and number of glaucoma mediations used at 1-month, 6-month, and 12-month follow-up...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740619/should-new-health-technology-be-available-only-for-patients-able-and-willing-to-pay
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REVIEW
Piet Calcoen, Albert Boer, Wynand P M M van de Ven
New health technology comes on the market at a rapid pace and - sometimes - at a huge cost. Providing access to new health technology is a serious challenge for many countries with mandatory health insurance. This article analyses access to new health technology in Belgium and the Netherlands, using eight concrete examples as a starting point for comparing the two - neighbouring - countries. Contrary to the Netherlands, out-of-pocket payments for new health technology are widely accepted and practiced in Belgium...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740546/a-paper-based-device-for-performing-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-with-real-time-simultaneous-detection-of-multiple-dna-targets
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Youngung Seok, Hyou-Arm Joung, Ju-Young Byun, Hyo-Sung Jeon, Su Jeong Shin, Sanghyo Kim, Young-Beom Shin, Hyung Soo Han, Min-Gon Kim
Paper-based diagnostic devices have many advantages as a one of the multiple diagnostic test platforms for point-of-care (POC) testing because they have simplicity, portability, and cost-effectiveness. However, despite high sensitivity and specificity of nucleic acid testing (NAT), the development of NAT based on a paper platform has not progressed as much as the others because various specific conditions for nucleic acid amplification reactions such as pH, buffer components, and temperature, inhibitions from technical differences of paper-based device...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740385/application-of-nanodiagnostics-in-point-of-care-tests-for-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Yongzhong Wang, Li Yu, Xiaowei Kong, Leming Sun
Although tremendous efforts have been put into the treatment of infectious diseases to prevent epidemics and mortality, it is still one of the major health care issues that have a profound impact on humankind. Therefore, the development of specific, sensitive, accurate, rapid, low-cost, and easy-to-use diagnostic tools is still in urgent demand. Nanodiagnostics, defined as the application of nanotechnology to medical diagnostics, can offer many unique opportunities for more successful and efficient diagnosis and treatment for infectious diseases...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740366/the-mediatory-role-of-medication-adherence-in-improving-patients-medication-experience-through-patient-physician-communication-among-older-hypertensive-patients
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Woojung Lee, Youran Noh, Hyeonjin Kang, Song Hee Hong
BACKGROUND: Understanding how patient-physician communication affects patients' medication experience would help hypertensive patients maintain their regular long-term medication therapy. This study aimed to examine whether patient-physician communication (information and interpersonal treatment) affects patients' medication experience directly or indirectly through changing medication adherence for each of the two communication domains. METHODS: A self-administered cross-sectional survey was conducted for older patients who had visited a community senior center as a member...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739581/a-novel-prognostic-model-for-transplant-free-survival-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Elisabeth M de Vries, Junfeng Wang, Kate D Williamson, Mariska M Leeflang, Kirsten Boonstra, Rinse K Weersma, Ulrich Beuers, Roger W Chapman, Ronald B Geskus, Cyriel Y Ponsioen
OBJECTIVE: Most prognostic models for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are based on patients referred to tertiary care and may not be applicable for the majority of patients with PSC. The aim of this study was to construct and externally validate a novel, broadly applicable prognostic model for transplant-free survival in PSC, based on a large, predominantly population-based cohort using readily available variables. DESIGN: The derivation cohort consisted of 692 patients with PSC from the Netherlands, the validation cohort of 264 patients with PSC from the UK...
July 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739535/importance-and-feasibility-of-transitional-care-for-children-with-medical-complexity-results-of-a-multi-stakeholder-delphi-process
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JoAnna K Leyenaar, Paul A Rizzo, Dmitry Khodyakov, Laurel K Leslie, Peter K Lindenauer, Rita Mangione-Smith
BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity (CMC) account for disproportionate hospital utilization and adverse outcomes following discharge, and several gaps exist regarding the quality of hospital-to-home transitional care for this population. We conducted an expert elicitation process to identify important and feasible hospital-to-home transitional care interventions for CMC from the perspectives of parents and healthcare professionals. METHODS: We conducted a two-round electronic Delphi process to identify important and feasible transitional care interventions...
July 21, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739153/active-donor-management-during-the-hospital-phase-of-care-is-associated-with-more-organs-transplanted-per-donor
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Madhukar S Patel, Salvador De La Cruz, Mitchell B Sally, Tahnee Groat, Darren J Malinoski
BACKGROUND: Meeting donor management goals (DMGs) while caring for potential organ donors has been associated with more organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). Concern persists, however, as to whether this reflects that younger/healthier donors are more likely to meet DMGs or whether active management affects outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective observational study of all standard criteria donors (SCDs) was conducted by 10 organ procurement organizations across UNOS Regions 4, 5, and 6...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739147/probabilistic-exposure-assessment-of-sun-care-products
#19
M P Gomez-Berrada, A S Ficheux, S Rakotomalala, A C Roudot, P J Ferret
The aim of this study has been to assess the consumption and the exposure to 6 types of sun care products: sunscreen cream, sunscreen milk, sunscreen spray, sunscreen stick, moisturizing cream with SPF and after-sun milk. Consumption data were obtained from 75 clinical safety studies conducted on 3001 subjects: 371 children aged 3-9, 149 children aged 10-14 and 2481 adults aged more than 15. Exposure was assessed using a probabilistic method. Strength of the study include stratification of consumption and exposure data according to sex and age, as well as other important points such as the galenic form, the site of application and the value of the sun protection factor...
July 21, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739064/meta-analysis-of-the-ease-of-care-from-a-patients-perspective-comparing-fentanyl-iontophoretic-transdermal-system-versus-morphine-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-in-postoperative-pain-management
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Pam Lindley, Li Ding, Hassan Danesi, James B Jones
PURPOSE: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate patients' assessment of fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS) and morphine intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) ease of care (EOC) using a validated patient EOC questionnaire. Fentanyl ITS is a preprogrammed, needle-free PCA system used for the management of acute pain in postoperative patients. METHODS: This meta-analysis assessed the patient EOC of fentanyl ITS and morphine IV PCA using data from three randomized, active-comparator trials in adult postoperative patients with moderate-to-severe pain...
August 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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