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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819527/-evaluation-of-the-compliance-rate-of-partograph-use-in-a-tunisian-maternity-ward-a-targeted-clinical-audit
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Latifa Merzougui, Nedia Marwen, Tarek Barhoumi, Afef Ben Ltaeifa, Hajer Hannachi, Roukaya Jaballah, Ridha Fatnassi
Partograph is an essential tool in routine delivery room practices. It is a written reflection of the quality of mother and child health management during delivery and in the immediate post-partum period. Our study aims to assess compliance rate of partograph use within our maternity ward and to propose areas for improvement of its quality. We conducted a retrospective clinical audit of 400 patients? medical records who gave birth on the labour ward at University of Kairouan from 1 January to 31 December 2014...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818854/nasal-midazolam-vs-ketamine-for-neonatal-intubation-in-the-delivery-room-a-randomised-trial
#2
Christophe Milési, Julien Baleine, Thibault Mura, Fernando Benito-Castro, Félicie Ferragu, Gérard Thiriez, Pierre Thévenot, Clémentine Combes, Ricardo Carbajal, Gilles Cambonie
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of sedation by intranasal administration of midazolam (nMDZ) or ketamine (nKTM) for neonatal intubation. DESIGN: A multicentre, prospective, randomised, double-blind study. SETTING: Delivery rooms at four tertiary perinatal centres in France. PATIENTS: Preterm neonates with respiratory distress requiring non-emergent endotracheal intubation for surfactant instillation. INTERVENTIONS: Treatment was randomly allocated, with each neonate receiving a bolus of 0...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817381/advanced-radiation-dosimetry-phantom-ardos-a-versatile-breathing-phantom-for-4d-radiation-therapy-and-medical-imaging
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Natalia Kostiukhina, Dietmar Georg, Sofia Rollet, Peter Kuess, Andrej Sipaj, Piotr Andrzejewski, Hugo Furtado, Ivo Rausch, Wolfgang Lechner, Elisabeth Steiner, Hunor Kertesz, Barbara Knaeusl
A novel breathing phantom was designed for being used in conventional and ion-beam radiotherapy as well as for medical imaging. Accurate dose delivery and patient safety are aimed to be verified for four-dimensional (4D) treatment techniques compensating for breathing-induced tumor motion. The phantom includes anthropomorphic components representing an average human thorax. It consists of real tissue equivalent materials to fulfill the requirements for dosimetric experiments and imaging purposes. The different parts of the torso (lungs, chest wall, and ribs) and the tumor can move independently...
August 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816703/an-electromechanical-patient-positioning-system-for-head-and-neck-radiotherapy
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Mark Ostyn, Thomas Dwyer, Matthew Miller, Paden King, Rachel Sacks, Ross Cruikshank, Melvin Rosario, Daniel Martinez, Siyong Kim, Woon-Hong Yeo
In cancer treatment with radiation, accurate patient setup is critical for proper dose delivery. Improper arrangement can lead to disease recurrence, permanent organ damage, or lack of disease control. While current immobilization equipment often helps for patient positioning, manual adjustment is required, involving iterative, time-consuming steps. Here, we present an electromechanical robotic system for improving patient setup in radiotherapy, specifically targeting head and neck cancer. This positioning system offers six degrees of freedom for a variety of applications in radiation oncology...
August 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815459/a-roadmap-for-reducing-cardiac-device-infections-a-review-of-epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-actionable-risk-factors-to-guide-the-development-of-an-infection-prevention-program-for-the-electrophysiology-laboratory
#5
REVIEW
Westyn Branch-Elliman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections are highly morbid, common, and costly, and rates are increasing (Sohail et al. Arch Intern Med 171(20):1821-8 2011; Voigt et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 48(3):590-1 2006). Factors that contribute to the development of CIED infections include patient factors (comorbid conditions, self-care, microbiome), procedural details (repeat procedure, contamination during procedure, appropriate pre-procedural prep, and antimicrobial use), environmental and organizational factors (patient safety culture, facility barriers, such as lack of space to store essential supplies, quality of environmental cleaning), and microbial factors (type of organism, virulence of organism)...
August 16, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814997/telehealth-is-face-to-face-service-delivery
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Jana Cason
The Commentary contests the increasingly outdated and narrow use of the terminology 'face-to-face' (often abbreviated as F2F) to connote clinical interactions in which both the client and the practitioner are physically present in the same room or space. An expanded definition is necessary because when delivered synchronously via videoconferencing, telehealth also provides face-to-face services (i.e., the practitioner and the client view each other's faces). Terminology that uses face-to-face to connote only in-person care is limiting and perpetuates language that is out of line with progressive US regulatory language and broad interpretation within existing regulatory language...
2017: International Journal of Telerehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812023/use-of-a-polyethylene-bag-to-reduce-perioperative-regional-and-whole-body-heat-losses-in-low-birth-weight-neonates
#7
Pierre Tourneux, Estelle Durand, Amandine Pelletier, Laurent Ghyselen, Véronique Bach, Jean-Pierre Libert
In the delivery room, wrapping a low-birth-weight neonate (defined as ≤2.499 g) in a polyethylene bag reduces the risk of hypothermia. However, extended use of the bag (e.g., during neonatal surgery) might conceivably increase the risk of thermal stress and thus body overheating. Here, we assessed the efficacy of a polyethylene bag in infants assigned to wrap (W) or nonwrap (NW, control) groups during placement of a percutaneous vena cava catheter by applying a new mathematical model that calculates heat exchanges for covered and uncovered body segments...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802345/tackling-quality-improvement-in-the-delivery-room
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REVIEW
Wannasiri Lapcharoensap, Henry C Lee
Implementation of standardized practices in the delivery room fosters a safe environment to ensure that newborn infants are cared for optimally, whether or not they require extensive resuscitation. Quality improvement (QI) is an excellent methodology for implementation of standardized practices due to the multidisciplinary nature of the delivery room, complexity of tasks involved, and opportunities to track processes and outcomes. This article discusses how the delivery room is a unique environment and presents examples on how to approach delivery room QI...
September 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798146/bloody-stools-in-a-3-day-old-term-infant
#9
Amelia Bray-Aschenbrenner, L Richard Feldenberg, Amelia Kirby, Colleen M Fitzpatrick, Justin B Josephsen
A 3-day-old term, male infant presented to the emergency department for evaluation of bloody stools. The infant was born after an uncomplicated pregnancy followed by a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. The mother was group B Streptococcus colonized, and received antenatal penicillin prophylaxis. The infant received routine delivery room care, and was given ophthalmic erythromycin and intramuscular vitamin K. Circumcision was performed without bleeding and he was discharged from the newborn nursery and the hospital after 48 hours...
August 10, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797911/a-prospective-evaluation-of-radiation-free-direct-solitary-cholangioscopy-for-the-management-of-choledocholithiasis
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Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Abhishek Choudhary, Robert J Huang, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopy has replaced many radiological studies for the GI tract. However, ERCP remains a hybrid endoscopic-fluoroscopic procedure, which limits its portable delivery, creates delays due to fluoroscopy room unavailability and exposes patients/providers to radiation. We evaluated fluoroscopy/radiation-free management of patients with non-complex choledocholithiasis using direct solitary cholangioscopy (DSC). METHODS: Patients underwent fluoroscopy-free biliary cannulation, sphincterotomy then cholangioscopy to establish location, number/size of stones and document distance from ampulla to bifurcation to guide balloon advancement...
August 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795220/achieving-and-maintaining-lung-volume-in-the-preterm-infant-from-the-first-breath-to-the-nicu
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REVIEW
Gianluca Lista, Andrés Maturana, Fernando R Moya
Please check if statements under Abstract section are presented correctly.The main goal for the neonatologist is to facilitate the adaptation to extra-uterine life during initial transition, while minimizing lung injury opening and protecting the premature lung from the first breath onwards. An appropriate management from birth should lead to the achievement of an early functional residual capacity (FRC), and the following steps should aim at maintaining an adequate lung volume. To date, different strategies are available to optimize fetal-neonatal transition and promote lung recruitment...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792628/a-review-of-international-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-use-of-oxygen-in-the-delivery-room-resuscitation-of-preterm-infants
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A Wilson, M Vento, P Shah, O Saugstad, N Finer, W Rich, R Morton, Y Rabi, W Tarnow-Mordi, K Suzuki, I M Wright, J Oei
AIM: To collate and assess international clinical practice guidelines (CPG) to determine current recommendations guiding oxygen management for respiratory stablisation of preterm infants at delivery. METHODS: A search of public databases using the terms "clinical practice guidelines", "preterm", "oxygen" and "resuscitation" was made and complemented by direct query to consensus groups, resuscitation expert committees and clinicians. Data were extracted to include the three criteria for assessment: country of origin, gestation and initial FiO2 and target SpO2 for the first 10 minutes of life...
August 9, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782405/simulation-training-is-useful-for-shortening-the-decision-to-delivery-interval-in-cases-of-emergent-cesarean-section
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Yukako Iitani, Hiroyuki Tsuda, Yumiko Ito, Yoshinori Moriyama, Tomoko Nakano, Kenji Imai, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa
OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of simulation training for medical staff on the decision-to-delivery interval (DDI) in cases of emergent cesarean delivery and the effect of a shortened DDI on maternal and neonatal outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our hospital is a tertiary perinatal center. As the simulation training was performed in March 2014, the study population was divided into two groups: pretraining group (November 2011-March 2014, 29 months: n = 15) and post-training group (April 2014-August 2016, 29 months: n = 35)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774136/role-of-hydrogen-bonding-in-the-formation-of-adenine-chains-on-cu-110-surfaces
#14
Lanxia Cheng
Understanding the adsorption properties of DNA bases on metal surfaces is fundamental for the rational control of surface functionalization leading to the realisation of biocompatible devices for biosensing applications, such as monitoring of particular parameters within bio-organic environments and drug delivery. In this study, the effects of deposition rate and substrate temperature on the adsorption behavior of adenine on Cu(110) surfaces have been investigated using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and density functional theory (DFT) modeling, with a focus on the characterization of the morphology of the adsorbed layers...
December 16, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768617/room-for-improvement-a-randomised-controlled-trial-with-nested-qualitative-interviews-on-space-place-and-treatment-delivery
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Louise F Sandal, Jonas B Thorlund, Andrew J Moore, Roger S Ulrich, Paul A Dieppe, Ewa M Roos
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare-oriented design in hospitals can promote better clinical outcomes. Creating optimal facilities may increase treatment effects. We investigated the influence of the treatment room on effects of exercise therapy. METHODS: In a mixed-method randomised controlled double-blind trial, middle-aged individuals reporting knee or hip pain performed 8 weeks of exercise therapy in (1) a newly built physically enhanced environment, (2) a standard environment or (3) were waitlisted, receiving no intervention...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767108/bioorganometallic-ferrocene-tripeptide-nanoemulsions
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Xuejiao Yang, Yuefei Wang, Wei Qi, Rongxin Su, Zhimin He
We demonstrate an effective strategy to prepare highly stable nanoemulsions using ferrocene-modified tripeptides. Compared with traditional nanoemulsions, bioorganometallic peptide nanoemulsions are appealing for a number of reasons, including long-term and outstanding thermal stability, redox activity and biocompatibility. The formed nanoemulsions could remain stable for more than four months at room temperature, which is the highest stability reported so far for peptide and protein emulsifiers. The phase behaviour and size distribution of the emulsions could be precisely tailored by altering the temperature, solvent ratio and redox state of the ferrocene moiety...
August 2, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765758/clinical-benefits-of-deep-sedation-with-a-supraglottic-airway-while-monitoring-the-bispectral-index-during-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Satoru Hida, Masao Takemoto, Akihiro Masumoto, Takahiro Mito, Kazuhiro Nagaoka, Hiroshi Kumeda, Yuki Kawano, Ryota Aoki, Honsa Kang, Atsushi Tanaka, Atsutoshi Matsuo, Kiyoshi Hironaga, Teiji Okazaki, Kiyonobu Yoshitake, Kei-Ichiro Tayama, Ken-Ichi Kosuga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) under sedation has proven to be a useful strategy for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: To evaluate the clinical benefits of respiratory management using supraglottic airways (SGAs) under deep sedation while monitoring the bispectral (BIS) index during the PVAI and the durations from admission to the catheterization room to starting the radiofrequency energy delivery (Time α), and from starting the radiofrequency energy delivery to completion of the PVAI (Time β), X-ray time, frequency of dislocations of the three-dimensional maps (D3DM), procedure-related complications, and proportion of an AF-free rate 15 months after the PVAI (PAFFR) in patients who received deep sedation without SGAs (Group A: n=48) and those with SGAs (Group B: n=51) were evaluated...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758795/extended-release-delivery-of-erlotinib-glutathione-nanosponge-for-targeting-lung-cancer
#18
Mufassir Mushtaque Momin, Zahid Zaheer, Rana Zainuddin, Jaiprakash N Sangshetti
Systemic and uncontrolled administration of erlotinib hydrochloride (ETB) is associated with severe toxicity. A novel targeted and extended release nanosponge (NS) was synthesized from glutathione (GHS) by a one-step reaction between β-cyclodextrin and pyromellitic dianhydride at room temperature for delivery of ETB in lung cancer. Characterization studies were performed using sophisticated instruments. In-vitro release study was performed in the presence of incremental concentrations of GHS which was analyzed using HPLC...
July 31, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756581/predelivery-uterine-arteries-embolization-in-patients-affected-by-placental-implant-anomalies
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Francesco Giurazza, Giuseppe Albano, Liliana Valentino, Emiliano Schena, Tiziana Capussela, Maria Antonella Di Pasquale, Francesco Di Pietto, Rosaria De Ritis, Gennaro Nasti, Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Raffaella Niola
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to report on a single center experience of managing patients affected by placenta previa major and/or accretism by embolizing uterine arteries immediately before the cesarean delivery to reduce blood loss and secondary the rate of hysterectomies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients have been prospectively enrolled. Inclusion criteria were radiological diagnosis of placenta anomalies and risk factors for peri/postpartum hemorrhage...
July 29, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754527/ultrasound-use-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-is-associated-with-delays-in-chest-compressions
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Maite A Huis In 't Veld, Michael G Allison, David S Bostick, Kiondra R Fisher, Olga G Goloubeva, Michael D Witting, Michael E Winters
AIM: High-quality chest compressions are a critical component of the resuscitation of patients in cardiopulmonary arrest. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is used frequently during emergency department (ED) resuscitations, but there has been limited research assessing its benefits and harms during the delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We hypothesized that use of POCUS during cardiac arrest resuscitation adversely affects high-quality CPR by lengthening the duration of pulse checks beyond the current cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines recommendation of 10s...
July 25, 2017: Resuscitation
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