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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936385/interrater-reliability-in-pediatric-urodynamic-tracings-a-pilot-study
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Anne G Dudley, Daniel P Casella, Chelsea J Lauderdale, Shilin Zhao, Heidi Chen, Stacy T Tanaka, John C Thomas, John C Pope, Mark C Adams, John W Brock, Chevis N Shannon, Douglass B Clayton
PURPOSE: Urodynamic studies are crucial to neuropathic bladder management and they often determine surgical intervention. However, current evidence indicates that interpretations show poor agreement across physicians. We sought to determine the interrater reliability of urodynamic interpretation in our practice. We hypothesized that there would be strong correlation among pediatric urologists of similar training in a single academic practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients with neuropathic bladder who underwent urodynamics at our institution between 2014 and 2015...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935179/association-between-confidence-in-smiling-and-esthetic-characteristics
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Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Denise Juaçaba Cavalcante, Maria Mônica Studart Mendes Moreira, Lidiany Karla Azevedo Rodrigues, Carlos Augusto de Oliveira Fernandes, Paulo César de Almeida, Rosimary de Sousa Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze which facial, gingival and dental characteristics are associated with confidence in smiling among 75 subjects seeking treatment in a northern Brazilian public dental university. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical examinations and three standardized photographs of each subject were taken by one trained examiner. In addition, a questionnaire was applied to assess confidence in smiling. The subjects were dichotomized into two groups, non-confident (n = 36) and confident (n = 39) in smiling...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933732/hypothesis-driven-physical-examination-curriculum
#3
Sharon Allen, Andrew Olson, Jeremiah Menk, James Nixon
BACKGROUND: Medical students traditionally learn physical examination skills as a rote list of manoeuvres. Alternatives like hypothesis-driven physical examination (HDPE) may promote students' understanding of the contribution of physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. We sought to determine whether first-year medical students can effectively learn to perform a physical examination using an HDPE approach, and then tailor the examination to specific clinical scenarios. Medical students traditionally learn physical examination skills as a rote list of manoeuvres CONTEXT: First-year medical students at the University of Minnesota were taught both traditional and HDPE approaches during a required 17-week clinical skills course in their first semester...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933214/integrating-next-generation-sequencing-into-clinical-oncology-strategies-promises-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Peter Horak, Stefan Fröhling, Hanno Glimm
We live in an era of genomic medicine. The past five years brought about many significant achievements in the field of cancer genetics, driven by rapidly evolving technologies and plummeting costs of next-generation sequencing (NGS). The official completion of the Cancer Genome Project in 2014 led many to envision the clinical implementation of cancer genomic data as the next logical step in cancer therapy. Stemming from this vision, the term 'precision oncology' was coined to illustrate the novelty of this individualised approach...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932721/can-you-reduce-the-dose-of-meloxicam-in-dogs-with-osteoarthritis
#5
Hannah Doit, Kathryn Wareham
BestBETs for Vets are generated by the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham to help answer specific questions and assist in clinical decision making. Although evidence is often limited, they aim to find, present and draw conclusions from the best available evidence, using a standardised framework. A more detailed description of how BestBETs for Vets are produced was published in a previous issue of Veterinary Record (VR, April 4, 2015, pp 354-356).
December 10, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932337/development-of-a-critical-appraisal-tool-to-assess-the-quality-of-cross-sectional-studies-axis
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Martin J Downes, Marnie L Brennan, Hywel C Williams, Rachel S Dean
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to develop a critical appraisal (CA) tool that addressed study design and reporting quality as well as the risk of bias in cross-sectional studies (CSSs). In addition, the aim was to produce a help document to guide the non-expert user through the tool. DESIGN: An initial scoping review of the published literature and key epidemiological texts was undertaken prior to the formation of a Delphi panel to establish key components for a CA tool for CSSs...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931466/evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-use-of-pit-and-fissure-sealants
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BACKGROUND: This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants on the occlusal surfaces of primary and permanent molars in children and adolescents. A guideline panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry conducted a systematic review and formulated recommendations to address clinical questions in relation to the efficacy, retention, and potential side effects of sealants to prevent dental caries; their efficacy compared with fluoride varnishes; and a head-to-head comparison of the different types of sealant material used to prevent caries on pits-and-fissures of occlusal surfaces...
October 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931012/impact-of-thrombophilia-screening-on-venous-thromboembolism-management-practices
#8
Alejandro Garcia-Horton, Michael J Kovacs, Jameel Abdulrehman, Jay E Taylor, Shobha Sharma, Alejandro Lazo-Langner
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether thrombophilia testing provides any further information on risk of recurrence or guidance in management of patients with a first episode of idiopathic venous thromboembolism (VTE). Furthermore, after the introduction to clinical practice of clinical prediction rules, thrombophilia screening could be less relevant in anticoagulation decision making. We assessed the potential impact of thrombophilia screening on the decision of maintaining anticoagulation beyond the initially planned anticoagulation period in patients with an unprovoked VTE, before and after the introduction of a clinical prediction rule into practice...
December 1, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926541/major-unanswered-questions-in-the-clinical-gout-field
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Lisa K Stamp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although gout is one of the most common forms of inflammatory arthritis, it has been relatively neglected until recently. Despite progress in many areas of pathophysiology and genetics of gout and the development of new urate lowering therapies, there remain a number of unanswered clinical questions. With the resurgence of interest in gout it is important to recognize key aspects of gout management that remain challenging and require further research. RECENT FINDINGS: The unanswered clinical issues outlined in this review are basic aspects of gout management that clinicians treating people with gout face on a daily basis and include when urate lowering therapy should be commenced, the most appropriate target serum urate, use of prophylaxis when starting urate lowering therapy and the most appropriate urate lowering therapy, particularly for those with chronic kidney disease...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925180/a-16-yin-yang-gene-expression-ratio-signature-for-er-node-breast-cancer
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Wayne Xu, Gaofeng Jia, Nianguang Cai, Shujun Huang, James R Davie, Marshall Pitz, Shantanu Banerji, Leigh Murphy
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in women. It is a complex and heterogeneous disease with different clinical outcomes. Stratifying patients into subgroups with different outcomes could help guide clinical decision making. In this study, we used two opposing groups of genes, Yin and Yang, to develop a prognostic expression ratio signature. Using the METABRIC cohort we identified a16-gene signature capable of stratifying breast cancer patients into four risk levels with intention that low-risk patients would not undergo adjuvant systemic therapy, intermediate-low-risk patients will be treated with hormonal therapy only, and intermediate-high- and high-risk groups will be treated by chemotherapy in addition to the hormonal therapy...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925080/technological-innovation-for-peripheral-venipuncture-ultrasound-training
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Andrey Maciel de Oliveira, Mitzy Tannia Reichembach Danski, Edivane Pedrolo
Objective: to evaluate the training of nurses in the use of ultrasound in peripheral venipuncture. Method: descriptive research of quantitative approach performed with nurses as part of an analytical cross-sectional study in two patient care centers: an intensive care unit and an adult emergency center. Results: the results showed contributions of training for professional skill and visibility of nurses, requiring, however, more time for complete assimilation of this technological innovation as a safer clinical practice...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923629/prognostic-value-of-rare-and-complex-mutations-in-egfr-and-serum-levels-of-soluble-egfr-and-its-ligands-in-iranian-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-patients
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Seyyed Mortaza Haghgoo, Adnan Khosravi, Esmaeil Mortaz, Mihan Pourabdollah Toutkaboni, Sharareh Seifi, Siamak Sabour, Abdolamir Allameh
BACKGROUND: A number of complex and rare mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene have been identified and the clinical implication of serum EGFR ligands has also been reported. However, the prognostic significance of these mutations and also the serum EGFR and its ligands in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) has remained a challenging issue. This study is aimed at finding the prognostic importance of EGFR rare mutations and serum EGFR, amphiregulin (AR), and TGF-α (Transforming Growth Factor-alpha) in NSCLC...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923516/therapy-related-myelodysplastic-syndromes-or-are-they
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REVIEW
Abdallah Abou Zahr, Ami M Kavi, Sudipto Mukherjee, Amer M Zeidan
The incidence of therapy-related myelodysplastic syndromes (t-MDS) is increasing as the number of cancer survivors is increasing. While t-MDS is currently defined descriptively by prior receipt of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, some forms of MDS that occur post localized radiation monotherapy, biologically and clinically resemble de novo (d)-MDS more than t-MDS, and therefore may not be truly therapy-related. Although patients with t-MDS, as a group, fare worse than patients with d-MDS, a variation in individual outcomes of patients with t-MDS has increasingly been appreciated...
November 24, 2016: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923451/microrna-guided-diagnostics-in-clinical-samples
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REVIEW
Dakota Gustafson, Kathrin Tyryshkin, Neil Renwick
miRNA-guided diagnostics is a powerful molecular approach for evaluating clinical samples through miRNA detection and/or visualization. To date, this approach has been successfully used to diagnose, manage, and/or monitor a wide range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. Despite the promise of miRNA-guided diagnostics, particularly in the field of minimally invasive biomarkers, several knowledge and practical issues confound or hinder translation into routine clinical practice including: miRNA sequence database errors, suboptimal RNA extraction methods, detection assay variability, a vast array of online resources for bioinformatic analyses, and non-standardized statistical analyses for miRNA clinical testing...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920962/recommendations-for-detecting-and-addressing-barriers-to-successful-supervision
#15
Tyra P Sellers, Linda A LeBlanc, Amber L Valentino
Behavior analysts who supervise staff are responsible for establishing a healthy supervisory relationship and for teaching basic behavior analytic skills (e.g., verbal repertoires, technical repertoires, clinical decision-making). In addition, supervisors should prepare their supervisees to succeed in their subsequent professional activities by developing their interpersonal skills and professionalism repertoires. Difficulties in the supervisor relationship and problematic personal and professional skills often become the focus of targeted supervision efforts after the effects of deficits (e...
December 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919275/rayyan-a-web-and-mobile-app-for-systematic-reviews
#16
Mourad Ouzzani, Hossam Hammady, Zbys Fedorowicz, Ahmed Elmagarmid
BACKGROUND: Synthesis of multiple randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in a systematic review can summarize the effects of individual outcomes and provide numerical answers about the effectiveness of interventions. Filtering of searches is time consuming, and no single method fulfills the principal requirements of speed with accuracy. Automation of systematic reviews is driven by a necessity to expedite the availability of current best evidence for policy and clinical decision-making. We developed Rayyan ( http://rayyan...
December 5, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917770/evaluating-point-of-care-testing-for-glycosylated-haemoglobin-in-public-sector-primary-care-facilities-in-the-western-cape-south-africa
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R Mash, A Ugoagwu, C Vos, M Rensburg, R Erasmus
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus contributes significantly to the burden of disease in South Africa (SA). Monitoring of glycaemic control with glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) is recommended, even though current laboratory-based testing does not support immediate clinical decision-making. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the costs and consequences for quality of care by introducing point-of-care (POC) testing for HbA1c for patients with type 2 diabetes at community health centres in Cape Town, SA...
December 1, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917697/current-and-future-biomarkers-in-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
#18
Pieter-Jan Cuyle, Hans Prenen
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. CRC develops as a consequence of genomic instability, characterized by various genetic and epigenetic alterations. Its molecular heterogeneity explains the large variability in patient prognosis and treatment response, emphasizing the need for development of accurate prognostic and predictive biomarkers. This article delineates the different pathways of colorectal carcinogenesis and its molecular subtype classification. With this review, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the current and future biomarkers guiding clinical decision-making and CRC treatment...
December 5, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917691/impact-a-multifaceted-implementation-for-conversation-partner-training-in-aphasia-in-dutch-rehabilitation-settings
#19
Sandra Wielaert, Mieke W M E van de Sandt-Koenderman, Nina Dammers, Karen Sage
PURPOSE: Exploration of the clinical uptake of a novel conversation partner training (CPT) programme in aphasia in 10 Dutch rehabilitation facilities and identification of its perceived facilitators and barriers in service providers, and the evaluation of the implementation methods used. METHOD: Ten rehabilitation centres took part in a multifaceted implementation of CPT over 13 months. Each centre selected two speech and language therapists to act as knowledge brokers whose role was to raise awareness of CPT in the team and to facilitate getting partners of people with aphasia into the programme...
December 5, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916580/annual-revision-rates-of-partial-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-comparative-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Harshvardhan Chawla, Jelle P van der List, Alexander B Christ, Maximiliano R Sobrero, Hendrik A Zuiderbaan, Andrew D Pearle
BACKGROUND: Utilization of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) as alternatives to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis (OA) has increased. However, no single resource consolidates survivorship data between TKA and partial resurfacing options for each variant of unicompartmental OA. This meta-analysis compared survivorship between TKA and medial UKA (MUKA), lateral UKA (LUKA) and PFA using annual revision rate as a standardized metric...
December 1, 2016: Knee
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