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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445682/atrial-fibrillation-diagnostic-accuracy-of-coronary-ct-angiography-performed-with-a-whole-heart-230-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-spatial-resolution-ct-scanner
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Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Marco Perchinunno, Marco Guglielmo, Valentina Volpato, Andrea Annoni, Andrea Baggiano, Alberto Formenti, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Virginia Beltrama, Valentina Ditali, Alessandro Campari, Cesare Fiorentini, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
Purpose To assess image quality, interpretability, diagnostic accuracy, and radiation exposure of a computed tomography (CT) scanner with 16-cm coverage and 230-µm spatial resolution at coronary artery evaluation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) by using invasive coronary angiography (ICA) as the reference method and to compare the results with those obtained in patients with sinus rhythm (SR). Materials and Methods Written informed consent and institutional ethics committee approval were obtained...
April 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445263/acupuncture-for-enhancing-early-recovery-of-bowel-function-in-cancer-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Yi-Hua Liu, Yang Ye, Jia-Bin Zheng, Xue-Qian Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong-Sheng Lin
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients undergoing surgical procedure often suffer from bowel dysfunction and postoperative ileus (POI). Cancer management for early recovery of bowel function is still a challenging topic. Acupuncture has been commonly used in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of acupuncture therapy to reduce the duration of POI and enhance bowel function in cancer patients. METHODS: We will systematically screen all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published through electronically and hand searching...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445252/irreversible-electroporation-in-primary-and-metastatic-hepatic-malignancies-a-review
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Tianchu Lyu, Xifu Wang, Zhanliang Su, Junjie Shangguan, Chong Sun, Matteo Figini, Jian Wang, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer makes up a huge percentage of cancer mortality worldwide. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a relatively new minimally invasive nonthermal ablation technique for tumors that applies short pulses of high frequency electrical energy to irreversibly destabilize cell membrane to induce tumor cell apoptosis. METHODS: This review aims to investigate the studies regarding the use of IRE treatment in liver tumors and metastases to liver. We searched PubMed for all of IRE relevant English language articles published up to September 2016...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444853/experimental-type-2-diabetes-induction-reduces-serum-vaspin-but-not-serum-omentin-in-wistar-rats
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Cynthia Aparecida de Castro, Karina Ana da Silva, Marina Molina Buffo, Karina Nogueira Zambone Pinto, Fernanda de Oliveira Duarte, Keico Okino Nonaka, Fernanda de Freitas Aníbal, Ana Cláudia Garcia de Oliveira Duarte
Vaspin and omentin are adipose tissue adipokines that have often been related to obesity and its comorbidities. The aim of this study was to investigate the behaviour of serum omentin and vaspin in models of type 2 diabetes. To do this, Wistar rats (~200 g) were randomly divided into two groups: a non-diabetic group (n = 6) and a diabetic group fed on a high-fat diet (n = 6) and a low dose of streptozotocin (Sigma(®) ). All procedures were approved by the Brazilian Ethics Committee. Body weight (BW) and food intake were recorded daily...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444477/ethical-conflicts-in-the-treatment-of-fasting-muslim-patients-with-diabetes-during-ramadan
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Ilhan Ilkilic, Hakan Ertin
BACKGROUND: For an effective treatment of patients, quality-assured safe implementation of drug therapy is indispensable. Fasting during Ramadan, an essential religious practice for Muslims, affects Muslim diabetics' drug use in a number of different ways. OBJECTIVES: Ethical problems arising from fasting during the month of Ramadan for practicing Muslim patients are being discussed on the basis of extant research literature. Relevant conflicts of interest originating in this situation are being analysed from an ethical perspective...
April 25, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443991/risk-assessment-and-incidence-of-falls-in-adult-hospitalized-patients
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Thiana Sebben Pasa, Tânia Solange Bosi De Souza Magnago, Janete De Souza Urbanetto, Mari Angela Meneghetti Baratto, Bruna Xavier Morais, Jéssica Baldissera Carollo
OBJECTIVES: assess the risk of falls in adult hospitalized patients and verify the incidence of the event in this environment. METHOD: cohort study, with approval by the Research Ethics Committee, which monitored 831 patients hospitalized at a university hospital. The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) was used to assess the risk and patients with high risk (≥45 points) were considered exposed to falls. RESULTS: the mean MFS score was 39.4 (±19.4) points...
April 20, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443357/informed-consent-and-the-aftermath-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-ethical-considerations
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Pamela Bjorklund, Denise M Lund
BACKGROUND: Patients often are confronted with the choice to allow cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should cardiac arrest occur. Typically, informed consent for CPR does not also include detailed discussion about survival rates, possible consequences of survival, and/or potential impacts on functionality post-CPR. OBJECTIVE: A lack of communication about these issues between providers and patients/families complicates CPR decision-making and highlights the ethical imperative of practice changes that educate patients and families in those deeper and more detailed ways...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443132/disease-resistance-and-the-definition-of-genetic-enhancement
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Derek So, Erika Kleiderman, Seydina B Touré, Yann Joly
Recent gene editing experiments carried out in human embryos have raised the question of whether interventions like the introduction of a CCR5-Δ32 deletion, which could provide heritable resistance to HIV infection, ought to be considered enhancements. Many authors have used the term "enhancement" in different ways, some based on patients' biomedical outcomes and others on their social context. These classifications are often considered overly imprecise. Nevertheless, the concept of "enhancement" could affect the ways in which these applications are regulated in different jurisdictions, the availability of coverage by insurers or public health care, and the force of public opinion in shaping future policy on gene editing...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443008/against-strong-ethical-parity-situated-cognition-theses-and-transcranial-brain-stimulation
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Jan-Hendrik Heinrichs
According to a prominent suggestion in the ethics of transcranial neurostimulation the effects of such devices can be treated as ethically on par with established, pre-neurotechnological alterations of the mind. This parity allegedly is supported by situated cognition theories showing how external devices can be part of a cognitive system. This article will evaluate this suggestion. It will reject the claim, that situated cognition theories support ethical parity. It will however point out another reason, why external carriers or modifications of the mental might come to be considered ethically on par with internal carriers...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442806/study-of-clinical-profile-of-herpes-zoster-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-and-negative-patients-at-a-rural-based-tertiary-care-center-gujarat
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Rita V Vora, Gopikrishnan Anjaneyan, Rahul Krishna S Kota, Abhishek P Pilani, Nilofar G Diwan, Nidhi N Patel
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster usually presents with typically grouped vesicles on erythematous base involving single dermatome with self-limiting nature in immunocompetent individuals while it may present in extensive form involving multiple dermatomes involvement or disseminated form in immunocompromised, especially in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to study the prevalence of HIV in patients of herpes zoster, to compare the clinical presentation of herpes zoster in HIV-infected and noninfected patient...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441061/precisely-where-are-we-going-charting-the-new-terrain-of-precision-prevention
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Karen M Meagher, Michelle L McGowan, Richard A Settersten, Jennifer R Fishman, Eric T Juengst
In addition to genetic data, precision medicine research gathers information about three factors that modulate gene expression: lifestyles, environments, and communities. The relevant research tools-epidemiology, environmental assessment, and socioeconomic analysis-are those of public health sciences rather than molecular biology. Because these methods are designed to support inferences and interventions addressing population health, the aspirations of this research are expanding from individualized treatment toward precision prevention in public health...
April 24, 2017: Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440775/epidemiological-bases-and-molecular-mechanisms-linking-obesity-diabetes-and-cancer
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María Gutiérrez-Salmerón, Ana Chocarro-Calvo, José Manuel García-Martínez, Antonio de la Vieja, Custodia García-Jiménez
The association between diabetes and cancer was hypothesized almost one century ago. Today, a vast number of epidemiological studies support that obese and diabetic populations are more likely to experience tissue-specific cancers, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Obesity, diabetes, and cancer share many hormonal, immune, and metabolic changes that may account for the relationship between diabetes and cancer. In addition, antidiabetic treatments may have an impact on the occurrence and course of some cancers...
February 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440722/twelve-tips-for-teaching-about-patients-with-cognitive-impairment
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James Michael Fisher, Ellen Tullo, Kwong Chan, Andrew Teodorczuk
The global population is ageing and consequently cognitive problems are increasingly prevalent. To ensure that the healthcare needs of this complex group are met, healthcare professionals must receive adequate training in this field. There are, however, a variety of reasons why this is not currently being achieved, including, but not limited to: ethical and logistical issues relating to the delivery of educational experiences involving cognitively impaired patients; a failure of curricula to keep pace with the changing demographic; societal and institutional ageism; and the inherent complexity of the conditions...
May 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439962/balancing-task-focus-and-relationship-building-asking-sleepy-patients-about-traffic-risk-in-treatment-initiation-consultations
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Clara Iversen, Anders Broström, Martin Ulander
BACKGROUND: The use of traffic risk assessment questions is an understudied area in nursing research. Obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with an increased risk of traffic accidents. Therefore, traffic safety authorities demand adherent continuous positive airway pressure use. Nurses act as coaches to achieve treatment adherence, but they are also obliged to act as state agents by prohibiting obstructive sleep apnoea patients from drowsy driving. OBJECTIVE: To examine how nurses and obstructive sleep apnoea patients manage traffic risk assessment questions in the relation-building context of treatment initiation consultations...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439532/recruiting-to-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease-clinical-trials-through-registries
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Joshua D Grill
Participant registries are repositories of individuals who have expressed willingness to learn about studies for which they may be eligible. Registries are increasingly being utilized to improve recruitment to preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) clinical trials, which require large screening efforts to identify adequate numbers of participants who meet enrollment criteria. Recruiting to preclinical AD trials from registries is made more efficient through registry collection of data that permits exclusion of those who will not be eligible and identifies individuals most likely to qualify for trials...
June 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438718/the-effect-of-50-compared-to-100-inspired-oxygen-fraction-on-brain-oxygenation-and-post-cardiac-arrest-mitochondrial-function-in-experimental-cardiac-arrest
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Annika Nelskyla, Jouni Nurmi, Milla Jousi, Alexey Schramko, Eero Mervaala, Giuseppe Ristagno, Markus B Skrifvars
BACKGROUND AND AIM: We hypothesised that the use of 50% compared to 100% oxygen maintains cerebral oxygenation and ameliorates the disturbance of cardiac mitochondrial respiration during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced electrically in anaesthetised healthy adult pigs and left untreated for seven minutes followed by randomisation to manual ventilation with 50% or 100% oxygen and mechanical chest compressions (LUCAS(®))...
April 21, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438584/strategies-for-enhancing-family-participation-in-research-in-the-icu-findings-from-a-qualitative-study
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Danae Dotolo, Elizabeth L Nielsen, J Randall Curtis, Ruth A Engelberg
CONTEXT: Family members of critically ill patients who participate in research focused on palliative care issues have been found to be systematically different from those who do not. These differences threaten the validity of research and raise ethical questions about worsening disparities in care by failing to represent diverse perspectives. OBJECTIVES: This study's aims were to explore: 1) barriers and facilitators influencing family members' decisions to participate in palliative care research; and 2) potential methods to enhance research participation...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438479/family-presence-during-resuscitation-fpdr-observational-case-studies-of-emergency-personnel-in-victoria-australia
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Joanne E Porter, Nareeda Miller, Anita Giannis, Nicole Coombs
INTRODUCTION: Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR), although not a new concept, remains inconsistently implemented by emergency personnel. Many larger metropolitan emergency departments (ED) have instigated a care coordinator role, however these personnel are often from a non-nursing background and have therefore limited knowledge about the clinical aspects of the resuscitation. In rural emergency departments there are simply not enough staff to allocate an independent role. A separate care coordinator role, who is assigned to care for the family and not take part in the resuscitation has been well documented as essential to the successful implementation of FPDR...
April 21, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438276/integrating-yoga-into-psychotherapy-the-ethics-of-moving-from-the-mind-to-the-mat
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Jaclyn M Kamradt
Given the rise in attention to client preferences in medical treatment and the shift in focus toward health promotion, it is not surprising that the use of complementary health approaches have increased in the past several years. Yoga is among the most prominent complementary health approaches. Recently, both qualitative and quantitative work has emerged supporting its use for a variety of medical and psychological disorders. However, there is a critical gap in knowledge regarding how to most optimally and ethically integrate complementary therapies (i...
May 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438182/forced-fluid-removal-versus-usual-care-in-intensive-care-patients-with-high-risk-acute-kidney-injury-and-severe-fluid-overload-ffaki-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Rasmus E Berthelsen, Theis Itenov, Anders Perner, Jens-Ulrik Jensen, Michael Ibsen, Andreas Emil Kryger Jensen, Morten Bestle
BACKGROUND: Intravenous administration of fluids is an essential part of critical care. While some fluid administration is likely beneficial, there is increasing observational evidence that the development of fluid overload is associated with increased mortality. There are no randomised trials to confirm this association in patients with acute kidney injury. We aim to perform a pilot trial to test the feasibility of forced fluid removal compared to standard care in patients with acute kidney injury and severe fluid overload, the FFAKI trial...
April 24, 2017: Trials
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