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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236171/uterine%C3%A2-fibroid-size-modifications-during-pregnancy-and-puerperium-evidence-from-the-first-systematic-review-of-literature
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Amerigo Vitagliano, Marco Noventa, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Gabriele Saccone, Salvatore Gizzo, Shara Borgato, Salvatore Giovannni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Giovanni Battista Nardelli, Pietro Salvatore Litta, Carlo Saccardi
PURPOSE: The influence of pregnancy on uterine fibroid size still remains an unsolved dilemma. Basing on current knowledge, physicians are not able to inform patients about the likelihood of uterine fibroids to modify their size during pregnancy. Study aim was to summarize available evidence concerning the size modifications of uterine fibroids during each trimester of pregnancy and during puerperium. METHODS: The review was reported following the PRISMA guidelines and registered in PROSPERO (registration number: CRD42017071117)...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236094/hospital-perceptions-of-medicare-s-sepsis-quality-reporting-initiative
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Ian J Barbash, Kimberly J Rak, Courtney C Kuza, Jeremy M Kahn
BACKGROUND: In October 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Sepsis CMS Core Measure (SEP-1) program, requiring hospitals to report data on the quality of care for their patients with sepsis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand hospital perceptions of and responses to the SEP-1 program. DESIGN: A thematic content analysis of semistructured interviews with hospital quality officials. SETTING: A stratified random sample of short-stay, nonfederal, general acute care hospitals in the United States...
December 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236062/measuring-activity-performance-of-older-adults-using-the-activpal-a-rapid-review
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Charice S Chan, Susan E Slaughter, C Allyson Jones, Carla Ickert, Adrian S Wagg
Current measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviors such as questionnaires and functional assessments are insufficient to provide comprehensive data on older adults. In response, the use of activity monitors has increased. The purpose of this review was to summarize and assess the quality of observational literature on activity measuring of older adults using the activPAL activity monitor. Seventeen databases and a bibliography, compiled by the activPAL creators, were searched. Articles were included if they were in English, were peer-reviewed, included people 65 years or older, measured activity using the activPAL and reported at least one of the following outcomes: step count, hours upright, hours sitting/lying, hours stepping, or hours standing...
December 13, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235419/an-observational-study-of-patient-handover-communications-among-nurses-on-an-oncology-critical-care-unit
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Jennifer L Milesky, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Brenda K Shelton
Aim/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the feasibility and utilization of evidence-based recommendations for nurse-to-nurse shift handover on an oncology critical care unit. BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication is the most common cause of medical errors in hospitals. DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Nurses were provided education that integrated evidence-based recommendations for handover of care...
December 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235249/anticancer-effects-of-resveratrol-in-canine-hemangiosarcoma-cell-lines
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A Carlson, K S Alderete, M K O Grant, D M Seelig, L C Sharkey, B N M Zordoky
Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a highly malignant tumour with aggressive biological behaviour. HSAs are more common in dogs than other domestic animals. The median survival time of dogs with HSA remains short, even with chemotherapy and surgery. Therefore, there is a critical need to improve the adjuvant chemotherapeutic regimens to improve clinical outcomes in dogs with HSA. Resveratrol has been shown to possess strong anti-proliferative and/or pro-apoptotic properties in human cancer cell lines. Nevertheless, the potential anticancer effects of resveratrol have not been reported in canine HSAs...
December 13, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234964/pre-made-consent-for-elective-inguinal-hernia-repair-the-need-for-standardisation-a-survey-of-all-uk-nhs-trusts
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M J Courtney, T J Royle
PURPOSE: Elective inguinal hernia repair (IHR) is one of the most commonly performed operations in the UK. As with all procedures, informed consent is essential. Pre-made consent forms have been suggested to improve consenting practice. This study aimed to assess the usage and quality of pre-made hernia-specific consent forms (PCF) in the UK. METHODS: A freedom of information request was sent to all UK NHS Trusts asking: (1) does the trust perform IHRs; (2) do they have a PCF; and (3) to send a copy...
December 12, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234955/predictors-of-return-to-work-6-months-after-the-end-of-treatment-in-patients-with-common-mental-disorders-a-cohort-study
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Mattias Victor, Bjørn Lau, Torleif Ruud
Purpose Common mental disorders (CMDs) account for a large portion of sickness absence. Even after attending return to work (RTW) interventions, many patients with a CMD remain on sick leave. To identify people at risk of long-term work disability, more needs to be known about factors that predict RTW after treatment. Methods This was a prospective cohort study that followed 106 former patients at an RTW outpatient clinic for CMDs for 6 months after the end of treatment. Changes in work participation and mental health status between the end of treatment and the 6-month follow-up were analysed...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234624/thyroidectomy-improves-tracheal-anatomy-and-airflow-in-patients-with-nodular-goiter-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jesper Roed Sorensen, Jeppe Faurholdt Lauridsen, Helle Døssing, Nina Nguyen, Laszlo Hegedüs, Steen Joop Bonnema, Christian Godballe
Objective: A large goiter may cause compression of the trachea. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of thyroidectomy on tracheal anatomy and airflow and to correlate this with changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with benign nodular goiter. Methods: Magnetic resonance images of the neck and respiratory flow-volume curves, including both inspiration and expiration, were performed prior to and 6 months following surgery. HRQoL was measured by selected scales from the thyroid-specific patient-reported outcome (ThyPRO)...
November 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234447/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-benjakul-remedy-extract-for-treating-primary-osteoarthritis-of-knee-compared-with-diclofenac-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patamaporn Rachawat, Piya Pinsornsak, Puritat Kanokkangsadal, Arunporn Itharat
Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of Benjakul (BJK) extract for treating primary osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee compared with diclofenac. Methods: A phase 2, double blind, randomized, and controlled study was conducted. The BJK group received 300 mg of BJK extract per day, while another group received 75 mg of diclofenac per day. All patients were followed up at 14 and 28 days. The changing of visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, 100-meter walking times, the modified Thai WOMAC index scores, and the global assessment were evaluated for efficacy...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234302/home-based-virtual-reality-augmented-training-improves-lower-limb-muscle-strength-balance-and-functional-mobility-following-chronic-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
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Michael Villiger, Jasmin Liviero, Lea Awai, Rahel Stoop, Pawel Pyk, Ron Clijsen, Armin Curt, Kynan Eng, Marc Bolliger
Key factors positively influencing rehabilitation and functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI) include training variety, intensive movement repetition, and motivating training tasks. Systems supporting these aspects may provide profound gains in rehabilitation, independent of the subject's treatment location. In the present study, we test the hypotheses that virtual reality (VR)-augmented training at home (i.e., unsupervised) is feasible with subjects with an incomplete SCI (iSCI) and that it improves motor functions such as lower limb muscle strength, balance, and functional mobility...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233854/efficacy-of-educational-video-game-versus-traditional-educational-apps-at-improving-physician-decision-making-in-trauma-triage-randomized-controlled-trial
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Deepika Mohan, Coreen Farris, Baruch Fischhoff, Matthew R Rosengart, Derek C Angus, Donald M Yealy, David J Wallace, Amber E Barnato
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a behavioral intervention delivered through a video game can improve the appropriateness of trauma triage decisions in the emergency department of non-trauma centers. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Online intervention in national sample of emergency medicine physicians who make triage decisions at US hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: 368 emergency medicine physicians primarily working at non-trauma centers...
December 12, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233787/anal-advancement-flap-versus-lateral-internal-sphincterotomy-for-chronic-anal-fissure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shaheel Mohammad Sahebally, Stewart Redmond Walsh, Waqas Mahmood, Thomas Michael Aherne, Myles Richard Joyce
BACKGROUND: Chronic anal fissures (CAF) are common and associated with reduced quality of life. Lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS) is frequently carried out but carries a significant risk of anal incontinence. Anal advancement flap (AAF) has been advocated as an alternative, 'sphincter-preserving' procedure. We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of both techniques in the treatment of CAF. METHODS: The online databases of PubMed/Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched from inception to January 2017...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233505/outcome-measurement-in-plastic-surgery
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Justin C R Wormald, Jeremy N Rodrigues
Outcome measurement in plastic surgery is often surgeon-centred, and clinician-derived. Greater emphasis is being placed on patient-reported outcomes (PROs), in which the patients' perspective is measured directly from them. Numerous patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have been developed in a range of fields, with a number of good quality PROMs in plastic surgery. They can be deployed to support diagnosis, disease severity determination, referral pathways, treatment decision-making, post-operative care and in determining cost-effectiveness...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233378/a-team-based-interprofessional-education-course-for-first-year-health-professions-students
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Michael J Peeters, Martha Sexton, Alexia E Metz, Carol S Hasbrouck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Interprofessional education (IPE) is required within pharmacy education, and should include classroom-based education along with experiential interprofessional collaboration. For classroom-based education, small-group learning environments may create a better platform for engaging students in the essential domain of interprofessional collaboration towards meaningful learning within IPE sub-domains (interprofessional communication, teams and teamwork, roles and responsibilities, and values and ethics)...
November 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233163/intra-articular-injection-of-expanded-autologous-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-cells-in-moderate-and-severe-knee-osteoarthritis-is-safe-a-phase-i-ii-study
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Mahasen Al-Najar, Hiba Khalil, Jihad Al-Ajlouni, Eman Al-Antary, Mohammad Hamdan, Reem Rahmeh, Dana Alhattab, Osama Samara, Mohamad Yasin, Amenah Al Abdullah, Esraa Al-Jabbari, Dima Hmaid, Hanan Jafar, Abdalla Awidi
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a major health problem especially in the aging population. There is a need for safe treatment that restores the cartilage and reduces the symptoms. The use of stem cells is emerging as a possible option for the moderate and severe cases. This study aimed at testing the safety of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) expanded in vitro when given intra-articularly to patients with stage II and III KOA. As a secondary end point, the study tested the ability of these cells to relieve symptoms and restore the knee cartilage in these patients as judged by normalized knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233022/reduced-inflammatory-response-by-transcatheter-as-compared-to-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Karoline K H Fiane, Gry Dahle, Bjørn Bendz, Per Steinar Halvorsen, Michael Abdelnoor, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Erik Fosse
OBJECTIVES: The inflammatory response to on-pump cardiac surgery is well known. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome after transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI) has been reported. The objective of this study was to study the inflammatory response during TAVI, and compare with the response during surgical aortic valve replacement. METHODS: Eighteen patients undergoing transcatheter implantation, either by a transfemoral (n = 9) or transaortal (n = 9) approach were compared with eighteen patients admitted for surgical replacement...
December 12, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232770/review-article-nexus-criteria-to-rule-out-cervical-spine-injury-among-older-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gabriel Paykin, Gerard O'Reilly, Helen Ackland, Biswadev Mitra
The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria were derived from a heterogeneous group of adult blunt trauma patients, with the outcome measure assessed most commonly using plain X-ray radiographs. Recent observations have suggested inadequacy of these criteria for excluding injury in population subgroups such as the elderly. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the sensitivity of the NEXUS criteria in excluding cervical spine injury among older patients aged ≥65 years...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232322/incidence-of-antidrug-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-from-argentina-treated-with-adalimumab-etanercept-or-infliximab-in-a-real-world-setting
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Pablo J Maid, Ricardo Xavier, Rosa M Real, Ron Pedersen, Qi Shen, Lisa Marshall, Gaston Solano, Cecilia Elena Borlenghi, Rodolfo Pardo Hidalgo
BACKGROUND: Biologic agents may induce immune responses that could impact drug action. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess antidrug antibodies (ADAs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from Argentina treated with etanercept, adalimumab, or infliximab at a single visit and correlate it with efficacy outcomes. METHODS: In this subset analysis of a noninterventional, multinational, cross-sectional study (NCT01981473), adult patients with RA treated continuously for 6 to 24 months with etanercept, adalimumab, or infliximab were evaluated for ADAs and trough drug concentrations of 2 days or less prior to the next scheduled dose...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232294/the-need-for-consistent-predictors-of-success-for-surgical-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-call-to-action
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Niv Ad, Sari Diana Holmes, Jay Patel, Hyung Gon Je, Deborah J Shuman
OBJECTIVE: As with any medical therapy, identification of consistent and reliable outcome predictors is essential to understanding the efficacy of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation. We originally intended to conduct a meta-analysis on atrial fibrillation surgical ablation to identify clinical factors that are most often associated with success. However, these studies are greatly heterogeneous. We conducted a systematic review to identify trends in outcome predictors and to provide recommendations for more uniform data analysis and reporting...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232265/the-value-of-preoperative-exercise-and-education-for-patients-undergoing-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rebecca Moyer, Kathy Ikert, Kristin Long, Jacquelyn Marsh
BACKGROUND: Existing evidence regarding the value of preoperative education and/or exercise (prehabilitation) for patients undergoing total joint replacement is conflicting. The purpose of this study was to conduct an updated, comprehensive systematic review with meta-analyses to determine the longitudinal effects and efficacy of prehabilitation on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: We searched 11 electronic databases (MEDLINE, AMED, CINAHL, Embase, Scopus, ProQuest, PEDro, SportDiscus, PsycINFO, and Cochrane) from their inception to May 2016 for randomized controlled trials that compared changes in pain, function, strength, anxiety, and hospital length of stay following THA or TKA...
December 12, 2017: JBJS Reviews
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