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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223193/quality-indicators-for-evaluating-prehospital-emergency-care-a-scoping-review
#1
Ian Howard, Peter Cameron, Lee Wallis, Maaret Castren, Veronica Lindstrom
Introduction Historically, the quality and performance of prehospital emergency care (PEC) has been assessed largely based on surrogate, non-clinical endpoints such as response time intervals or other crude measures of care (eg, stakeholder satisfaction). However, advances in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems and services world-wide have seen their scope and reach continue to expand. This has dictated that novel measures of performance be implemented to compliment this growth. Significant progress has been made in this area, largely in the form of the development of evidence-informed quality indicators (QIs) of PEC...
December 10, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165423/meeting-report-a-hard-look-at-the-state-of-enamel-research
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REVIEW
Ophir D Klein, Olivier Duverger, Wendy Shaw, Rodrigo S Lacruz, Derk Joester, Janet Moradian-Oldak, Megan K Pugach, J Timothy Wright, Sarah E Millar, Ashok B Kulkarni, John D Bartlett, Thomas Gh Diekwisch, Pamela DenBesten, James P Simmer
The Encouraging Novel Amelogenesis Models and Ex vivo cell Lines (ENAMEL) Development workshop was held on 23 June 2017 at the Bethesda headquarters of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Discussion topics included model organisms, stem cells/cell lines, and tissues/3D cell culture/organoids. Scientists from a number of disciplines, representing institutions from across the United States, gathered to discuss advances in our understanding of enamel, as well as future directions for the field...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077570/determination-of-mean-ionization-potential-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-reduction-of-proton-beam-range-uncertainties-theory-and-application
#3
Atchar Sudhyadhom
The accurate determination of mean ionization potential (I m) has the potential to reduce range uncertainty based margins and therefore allow for more focal treatments in proton radiotherapy. Many methods have been proposed to reduce uncertainty in I m and stopping power ratios (SPR), each with varying degrees of accuracy and issues. In this work, we present a simple parameterized model to determine I m in human biological tissue, allowing for the computation of patient-specific I m at the voxel level using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
October 27, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070553/introduction-to-workshop-on-iron-screening-and-supplementation-in-iron-replete-pregnant-women-and-young-children
#4
REVIEW
Christine L Taylor, Patsy M Brannon
The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements convened a public workshop on iron screening and supplementation in iron-replete pregnant women and young children in 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. The starting point for the workshop was the recent reports from the US Preventive Services Task Force concluding that there was insufficient evidence to evaluate the benefits and harms associated with iron screening and routine supplementation among asymptomatic pregnant women and young children (6-24 mo old) in the United States...
December 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795528/limit-of-detection-and-threshold-for-positivity-of-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-assay-for-factor-viii-inhibitors
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C H Miller, B Boylan, A D Shapiro, S R Lentz, B M Wicklund
Essentials Immunologic methods detect factor VIII (FVIII) antibodies in some inhibitor-negative specimens. Specimens were tested by modified Nijmegen-Bethesda assay (NBA) and fluorescence immunoassay. The NBA with preanalytical heat inactivation detects FVIII inhibitors down to 0.2 NBU. IgG4 frequency validates the established threshold for positivity of ≥ 0.5 NBU for this NBA. SUMMARY: Background The Bethesda assay for measurement of factor VIII inhibitors called for quantification of positive inhibitors by using dilutions producing 25-75% residual activity (RA), corresponding to 0...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770002/six-years-genotype-distribution-of-human-papillomavirus-in-calabria-region-southern-italy-a-retrospective-study
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Luisa Galati, Cinzia Peronace, Maria Teresa Fiorillo, Rosanna Masciari, Cristina Giraldi, Salvatore Nisticò, Pasquale Minchella, Vincenzo Maiolo, Giorgio Settimo Barreca, Nadia Marascio, Angelo Giuseppe Lamberti, Aida Giancotti, Maria Gabriella Lepore, Francesca Greco, Maria Vittoria Mauro, Annelisa Borelli, Giuseppa Lo Bocchiaro, Giovanni Surace, Maria Carla Liberto, Alfredo Focà
BACKGROUND: Although analysis of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype spread in a particular area has a crucial impact on public health and prevention programmes, there is a lack of epidemiological data regarding HPV in the Calabria region of Italy. We therefore update information on HPV age/genotype distribution by retrospectively analysing a cohort of women, with and without cervical lesions, living in Calabria, who underwent HPV DNA testing; moreover, we also evaluated HPV age/genotype distribution in a subset of patients with cervical lesions...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756381/acquired-haemophilia-a-with-a-recalcitrant-high-titre-factor-viii-inhibitor-in-the-setting-of-interstitial-lung-disease
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Lova Sun, David B Sykes
Acquired haemophilia A (AHA) is a bleeding disorder that results from autoantibodies against factor VIII (FVIII). A 70-year-old man with a history of interstitial lung disease presented with spontaneous bleeding into his thigh. He had undetectable FVIII levels and a high-titre FVIII inhibitor (>2000ââ'¬â€°Bethesda units/mL) and was diagnosed with AHA. He had several relapses, required multiple haemostatic and immunosuppressive treatments but eventually achieved a stable remission after 2ââ'¬â€°years of therapy...
July 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682854/medical-device-related-pressure-injuries-in-long-term-acute-care-hospital-setting
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Mary Arnold-Long, Melissa Ayer, Kathleen Borchert
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the epidemiology of medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) in 3 long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 304 adult inpatients at 3 geographically diverse LTACHs: Spaulding Hospital for Continued Medical Care, Drake Center, and Bethesda Hospital. The facilities are located in the Northeastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States...
July 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682572/carmelo-giordano-1930-2016-a-giant-in-nephrology
#9
Natale De Santo, Carlo De Pascale, Ernesto Quarto, Malcolm E Phillips, Biagio Di Iorio
Carmelo Giordano (Carmine, Louis, Joseph Giordano) was born in Naples on August 23, 1930 in the house of Rafael and Anna Tirone He received the MD cum laude in 1954. He was Fellow and assistant to Professor Flaviano Magrassi and studied nephrology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, University of Harvard in Boston, under the guidance of John P. Merrill (1958-1960). He was nominated Professor of Nephrology at the University Federico II, Naples in 1975 and Professor of Medicine at the Second University of Naples (1986-2002)...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516512/defective-%C3%AE-2-antiplasmin-cross-linking-and-thrombus-stability-in-a-case-of-acquired-factor-xiii-deficiency
#10
Joanne L Mitchell, Sonja Wright, Sajida Kazi, Henry G Watson, Nicola J Mutch
Acquired factor XIII (FXIII) deficiency is a rare and life-threatening condition that is often misdiagnosed or missed completely. A 72-year-old woman presented with symptoms of major unprovoked bleeding but routine coagulation screening tests and platelet count were normal. Low activated FXIII (FXIIIa) activity levels and abnormal urea clot stability led to diagnosis of acquired FXIII deficiency. A modified Bethesda inhibitor titre of 1.6 Bethesda units/ml indicated the presence of a FXIII inhibitor. Bleeding responded to a single dose of FXIII concentrate and immunosuppression with prednisolone induced remission...
September 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457227/nih-workshop-report-on-the-trans-agency-blood-brain-interface-workshop-2016-exploring-key-challenges-and-opportunities-associated-with-the-blood-brain-and-their-interface
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REVIEW
Margaret J Ochocinska, Berislav V Zlokovic, Peter C Searson, A Tamara Crowder, Richard P Kraig, Julia Y Ljubimova, Todd G Mainprize, William A Banks, Ronald Q Warren, Andrei Kindzelski, William Timmer, Christina H Liu
A trans-agency workshop on the blood-brain interface (BBI), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Cancer Institute and the Combat Casualty Care Research Program at the Department of Defense, was conducted in Bethesda MD on June 7-8, 2016. The workshop was structured into four sessions: (1) blood sciences; (2) exosome therapeutics; (3) next generation in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) models; and (4) BBB delivery and targeting. The first day of the workshop focused on the physiology of the blood and neuro-vascular unit, blood or biofluid-based molecular markers, extracellular vesicles associated with brain injury, and how these entities can be employed to better evaluate injury states and/or deliver therapeutics...
May 1, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405533/scalp-seeding-post-craniotomy-and-radiosurgery-for-solitary-brain-metastasis-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Waseem Sharieff, Liam Mulroy, Adrienne Weeks, Samina Mansoor, Rajbir Pahil, Muhammad U Islam
BACKGROUND  : Radiosurgery is being increasingly used post craniotomy for brain metastasis, instead of whole-brain radiation. We report a case of scalp metastasis following craniotomy and radiosurgery, along with a systematic review of the literature. METHODS        : Our patient was a 70-year-old male who presented with a scalp metastasis, two years after craniotomy and radiosurgery, for a solitary brain metastasis from esophageal carcinoma. Using Medline® (United States National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD), we performed a systematic review of the literature to identify cases of isolated scalp metastases following craniotomy for brain lesions...
March 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215195/tetanus-a-potential-public-health-threat-in-times-of-disaster
#13
Paige Finkelstein, Laura Teisch, Casey J Allen, Gabriel Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Tetanus is a potentially fatal condition that is rare in urban environments but is seen in developing countries and post-natural-disaster. Therefore, the purpose of this report was to review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of tetanus in the trauma patient. METHODS: A thorough literature review was conducted to look for the most current and thorough guidelines on the prophylaxis and treatment of tetanus. PUBMED (National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland USA), MEDLINE (US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, Maryland USA), and Cochrane Library (The Cochrane Collaboration; Oxford, United Kingdom) databases were searched for articles in English, published from 2005 to 2015, using the keywords "Tetanus," "Trauma/Surgery," and "Disaster...
February 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134070/earthquake-related-orthopedic-injuries-in-adult-population-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Michelangelo Bortolin, Ilaria Morelli, Amalia Voskanyan, Nina R Joyce, Gregory R Ciottone
Introduction Earthquake-related trauma results in crush injuries and bony- and soft-tissue trauma. There are no systematic reviews analyzing the typical injury patterns and treatments in "Mega-Mass-Casualty" earthquakes. The characterization of an injury pattern specific to disaster type, be it natural or manmade, is imperative to build an effective disaster preparedness and response system. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)...
April 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125944/applying-criteria-of-active-surveillance-to-low-risk-papillary-thyroid-cancer-over-a-decade-how-many-surgeries-and-complications-can-be-avoided
#15
Andrew Griffin, Juan P Brito, Manisha Bahl, Jenny K Hoang
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines acknowledged that "an active surveillance management approach can be considered as an alternative to immediate surgery" in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of PTC that would meet the criteria for active surveillance and the surgeries and complications that could have been avoided. METHODS: A total of 681 patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroid surgery from 2003 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124406/recombinant-porcine-factor-viii-for-high-risk-surgery-in-paediatric-congenital-haemophilia-a-with-high-titre-inhibitor
#16
S E Croteau, Y L Abajas, A S Wolberg, B I Nielsen, G R Marx, C W Baird, E J Neufeld, P E Monahan
INTRODUCTION: High-titre factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitors complicate peri-operative haemostasis. Recombinant porcine FVIII (r-pFVIII) may provide an alternative haemostatic agent for high-risk procedures and allow FVIII activity monitoring. AIM: Devise an effective haemostatic plan for repair of a progressively symptomatic aortic coarctation in a 5-year-old male with immune tolerance induction (ITI) refractory high-titre FVIII inhibitors. METHODS: Preprocedure human FVIII inhibitor titre was 58 Bethesda Units mL(-1) (BU) and cross-reacted to neutralize porcine FVIII at 30 BU...
March 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105131/immunoglobulin-g4-related-acquired-hemophilia-a-case-report
#17
Xiaoyan Li, Wei Duan, Xiang Zhu, Jianying Xu
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a relatively rare and life-threatening bleeding disorder whose pathogenesis is not completely understood. The present study reports a rare case of immunogubulin (IgG)4-related AHA with multisystemic involvement. A 55-year old male patient presented with symptoms of bronchial asthma and multiple subdermal hematomas. Chest computed tomography showed multiple diffuse nodular lesions with thickening of bronchovascular bundles, and scattered high-density spots in both lung lobes. Laboratory investigations showed increased activated partial prothrombin time (120...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088173/high-risk-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-abnormal-cervical-cytology-among-nepali-and-bhutanese-refugee-women-living-in-eastern-nepal
#18
Madhav P Bhatta, Derek C Johnson, Mingma Lama, Shilu Aryal, Pema Lhaki, Sadeep Shrestha
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality among women in Nepal and Bhutan. Data on high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) infection and cervical abnormalities among Nepali and Bhutanese women are sparse. The objectives of this study were to assess and compare the prevalence of HR-HPV infection and cervical abnormalities among Nepali and Bhutanese women living in Jhapa District in eastern Nepal; and examine the risk factors for HR-HPV infection and cervical abnormalities in those women...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988219/dietary-changes-impact-the-gut-microbe-composition-in-overweight-and-obese-men%C3%A2-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-radical%C3%A2-prostatectomy
#19
Andrew D Frugé, Travis Ptacek, Yuko Tsuruta, Casey D Morrow, Maria Azrad, Renee A Desmond, Gary R Hunter, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried
BACKGROUND: Diet and obesity influence prostate cancer risk and progression-effects that may be mediated through the gut microbiome. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore relationships among diet, gut microbes, and Gleason sum in overweight and obese prostate cancer patients enrolled in a presurgical weight-loss trial. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (NCT01886677) secondary analysis. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: In 2013-2014, 40 prostate cancer patients in the southeastern United States were randomized and allocated equally to weight-loss and wait-list control arms while they awaited prostatectomy; stool samples were collected on a subset of 22 patients...
December 14, 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904904/clinical-evaluation-of-glycopegylated-recombinant-fviii-efficacy-and-safety-in-severe-haemophilia-a
#20
Paul Giangrande, Tatiana Andreeva, Pratima Chowdary, Silke Ehrenforth, Hideji Hanabusa, Frank W G Leebeek, Steven R Lentz, Laszlo Nemes, Lone Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Elena Santagostino, Chur Woo You, Wan Hui Ong Clausen, Peter G Jönsson, Johannes Oldenburg
Turoctocog alfa pegol (N8-GP) is a novel glycoPEGylated extended half-life recombinant factor VIII (FVIII) product developed for prophylaxis and treatment of bleeds in patients with haemophilia A, to enable higher activity levels with less frequent injections compared with standard FVIII products. This phase III (NCT01480180), multinational, open-label, non-randomised trial evaluated the safety and clinical efficacy of N8-GP when administered for treatment of bleeds and for prophylaxis, in previously treated patients aged ≥12 years with severe haemophilia A...
January 26, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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