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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922884/a-single-institution-experience-with-pineal-region-tumors-50-tumors-over-1-decade
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Isaac Josh Abecassis, Brian Hanak, Jason Barber, Martin Mortazavi, Richard G Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: Pineal region tumors are rare intracranial tumors that are more common in children than adults. Surgical management of tumors in this region using a tailored approach is a strategy that enhances extent of resection and neurological outcome. OBJECTIVE: To review our institutional experience with pineal region tumors in children and adults over the past 10 years. METHODS: Our institutional pathology database and patient records were retrospectively reviewed for details regarding clinical and radiological presentation, surgical management, extent of resection, morbidity, and neurological outcome...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922266/time-to-asthma-related-readmission-in-children-admitted-to-the-icu-for-asthma
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Sze Man Tse, Christian Samson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the time to asthma-related readmissions between children with a previous ICU hospitalization for asthma and those with a non-ICU hospitalization and to explore predictors of time to readmission in children admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using a pan-Canadian administrative inpatient database from April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2014. SETTING: All adult and pediatric Canadian hospitals. SUBJECTS: Children 2-17 years old with a hospitalization for asthma...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920085/baseline-prescription-and-one-year-persistence-of-secondary-prevention-drugs-after-an-index-stroke-in-central-ghana
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Bruce Ovbiagele, John Akassi, Gloria Kyem
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is a paucity of data on persistence of secondary prevention medications among stroke survivors in resource-limited settings where stroke is on a rapid upward trajectory and its management severely challenged. To avert new cardiovascular events after stroke, preventive medications should be promptly instituted and used continuously. We report 1-year rates and determinants of persistent utilization of secondary prevention therapies after stroke in Ghana. METHODS: A retrospective observational study involving 418 stroke survivors enrolled into a Neurology clinic in a tertiary institution in central Ghana between January 2011 and December 2013...
March 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919797/quality-of-care-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-results-of-a-prospective-controlled-cohort-study-in-germany-netibd
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Jana Langbrandtner, Angelika Hüppe, Petra Jessen, Jürgen Büning, Susanna Nikolaus, Heiner Raspe, Bernd Bokemeyer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) need comprehensive, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral health care. In Germany, evidence-based care pathways have been developed to improve the quality of care of IBD patients. We aimed to evaluate the effects of the implementation of some of these recommendations on patient-related outcomes. METHODS: In a region of North Germany, outpatients with IBD were recruited by gastroenterologists (intervention group)...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919233/craniospinal-germinomas-in-a-patient-with-down-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-standard-dose-chemotherapy-and-craniospinal-irradiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yohei Miyake, Jun-Ichi Adachi, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atsushi Sasaki, Ryo Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) are more likely to develop chemotherapy-related complications. The standard treatment for these patients with cancers has not yet been established, and the risks of standard chemotherapy are unclear. In this paper, a rare case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a patient with DS, which was successfully treated with standard-dose chemotherapy combined with craniospinal irradiation is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a DS patient who presented with bilateral oculomotor and facial nerve palsy and hearing loss...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918604/symptom-experience-of-multiple-myeloma-symmex-patients-treated-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-following-high-dose-melphalan-a-descriptive-longitudinal-study
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Matthias Naegele, Monika Kirsch, Gabriele Ihorst, Katharina Fierz, Monika Engelhardt, Sabina De Geest
PURPOSE: High-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) are associated with high symptom burden. This study aimed to explore multiple myeloma (MM) patients' experience of symptom frequency, intensity, and distress during therapy. METHODS: This descriptive longitudinal study enrolled 29 MM patients who completed the 43-item PROVIVO questionnaire, measuring symptom experience across the dimensions of frequency, intensity, and distress at four assessment points: hospital admission (T0), leucocyte nadir (T1), discharge (T2), and 30 days post discharge (T3)...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918401/return-to-work-and-lost-earnings-after-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-5-year-prospective-longitudinal-study-of-long-term-survivors
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Biren B Kamdar, Kristin A Sepulveda, Alexandra Chong, Robert K Lord, Victor D Dinglas, Pedro A Mendez-Tellez, Carl Shanholtz, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Till M von Wachter, Peter J Pronovost, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND: Delayed return to work is common after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but has undergone little detailed evaluation. We examined factors associated with the timing of return to work after ARDS, along with lost earnings and shifts in healthcare coverage. METHODS: Five-year, multisite prospective, longitudinal cohort study of 138 2-year ARDS survivors hospitalised between 2004 and 2007. Employment and healthcare coverage were collected via structured interview...
September 16, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916164/-analysis-of-clinical-relevance-applied-to-3methods-of-reducing-weight-in-overweight-or-obesity-followed-up-for-one-year
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M L Tárraga Marcos, J M Panisello Royo, J A Carbayo Herencia, N Rosich Domenech, J Alins Presas, E Castell Panisello, P J Tárraga López
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the effect of the use/implementation of 3methods to reduce weight in overweight or obese patients during one year of follow up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The design corresponds to a double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial with 3arms, and 12 months of follow-up. Patients were randomised into 3intervention groups: obesity motivational intervention, with a nurse previously trained in motivational intervention by expert psychologists (G1; n=60); lower intensity consultation, non-motivational group, with digital platform support (G2; N=61), and a third group that received recommendations for weight loss and follow-up in Primary Care Clinic (G3; n=59)...
September 12, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905362/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-for-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
William Gibson, Benedict M Wand, Neil E O'Connell
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain, which is due to nerve disease or damage, represents a significant burden on people and society. It can be particularly unpleasant and achieving adequate symptom control can be difficult. Non-pharmacological methods of treatment are often employed by people with neuropathic pain and may include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). This review supersedes one Cochrane Review 'Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain' (Nnoaham 2014) and one withdrawn protocol 'Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for neuropathic pain in adults' (Claydon 2014)...
September 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904717/aseptic-meningitis-following-a-bupivacaine-spinal-anesthesia
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Nawfal Doghmi, Amine Meskine, Aziz Benakroute, Mustapha Bensghir, Abdelouahed Baite, Charki Haimeur
Spinal anesthesia complicated by meningitis is rare. The diagnosis is difficult and the clinical signs are unspecific. There is a subgroup called aseptic meningitis of a different mechanism (hypersensitive reaction and irritation of the meninges), which must be identified for appropriate care. We report the case of aseptic meningitis resulting from bupivacaine use complicating spinal anesthesia. She is 31 years old and was admitted to the intensive care unit for meningitis following a Caesarean delivery. 10 hours after the procedure, she was found to have severe headache, neck stiffness and was found restless...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903756/could-the-use-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-reduce-the-number-of-chest-x-rays-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Anna Sidoti, Mohammed Shawar, Luna Gargani, Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Francesco Forfori
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that introducing a routine daily use of lung ultrasound in critically ill patients may have on the number of CXRs and as a consequence, on medical costs and radiation exposure. METHODS: Data were collected by conducting a retrospective evaluation of the medical records of adult patients who needed thoracic imaging and were admitted to our academic polyvalent ICU...
September 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902816/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-neonates-and-nurselings
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I N Nurmeev, L M Miroliubov, D Iu Petrushenko, A A Kostromin, N N Nurmeev, A R Nurmeeva, A R Khusainova
The authors share herein their experience in diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis in neonates and nurselings. We examined a total of 132 infants undergoing treatment in an intensive care unit. Of these, 15 infants were diagnosed with various-localization thromboses. Ultrasonographic study was the main method of diagnosis. Management consisted in anticoagulant therapy. Timely administration of anticoagulant therapy made it possible to achieve complete recanalization of venous lumens in 80% of cases...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901791/determinants-of-1-year-survival-in-critically-ill-acute-leukemia-patients-a-grrr-oh-study
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Márcio Tavares, Virginie Lemiale, Djamel Mokart, Frédéric Pène, Etienne Lengliné, Achille Kouatchet, Julien Mayaux, François Vincent, Martine Nyunga, Fabrice Bruneel, Antoine Rabbat, Christine Lebert, Pierre Perez, Anne-Pascale Meert, Dominique Benoit, Michael Darmon, Elie Azoulay
Acute leukemia (AL) is the most common hematological malignancy requiring intensive care unit (ICU) management. Data on long-term survival are limited. This is a post hoc analysis of the prospective multicenter data from France and Belgium: A Groupe de Recherche Respiratoire en Réanimation Onco-Hématologique [A Research Group on Acute Respiratory Failure in Onco-Hematological Patients (French)] Study, to identify determinants of 1-year survival in critically ill AL patients. A total of 278 patients were admitted in the 17 participating ICUs...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901717/preliminary-result-with-incisional-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-pectoralis-major-muscle-flap-for-median-sternotomy-wound-infection-in-a-high-risk-patient-population
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Federico Lo Torto, Ambra Monfrecola, Juste Kaciulyte, Pedro Ciudad, Donato Casella, Diego Ribuffo, Bruno Carlesimo
Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) represents a dangerous complication that can follow open-heart surgery with median sternotomy access. Muscle flaps, such as monolateral pectoralis major muscle flap (MPMF), represent the main choices for sternal wound coverage and infection control. Negative pressure incision management system has proven to be able to reduce the incidence of these wounds' complications. Prevena(TM) represents one of these incision management systems and we aimed to evaluate its benefits. A total of 78 patients with major risk factors that presented post-sternotomy DSWI following cardiac surgery was selected...
September 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899584/evaluating-the-past-to-improve-the-future-a-qualitative-study-of-icu-patients-experiences
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Kristin Dahle Olsen, Marit Nester, Britt Sætre Hansen
BACKGROUND: The recovery period for patients who have been in an intensive care unitis often prolonged and suboptimal. Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are common psychological problems. Intensive care staff offer various types of intensive aftercare. Intensive care follow-up aftercare services are not standard clinical practice in Norway. OBJECTIVE: The overall aim of this study is to investigate how adult patients experience theirintensive care stay their recovery period, and the usefulness of an information pamphlet...
September 9, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898744/the-ability-of-intensive-care-unit-physicians-to-estimate-long-term-prognosis-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Ivo W Soliman, Olaf L Cremer, Dylan W de Lange, Arjen J C Slooter, Johannes Hans J M van Delden, Diederik van Dijk, Linda M Peelen
PURPOSE: To assess the reliability of physicians' prognoses for intensive care unit (ICU) survivors with respect to long-term survival and health related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: We performed an observational cohort-study in a single mixed tertiary ICU in The Netherlands. ICU survivors with a length of stay >48h were included. At ICU discharge, one-year prognosis was estimated by physicians using the four-option Sabadell score to record their expectations...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898194/correlate-a-pacs-and-ehr-integrated-tool-leveraging-natural-language-processing-to-provide-automated-clinical-follow-up
#18
Mark D Kovacs, Joseph Mesterhazy, David Avrin, Thomas Urbania, John Mongan
A major challenge for radiologists is obtaining meaningful clinical follow-up information for even a small percentage of cases encountered and dictated. Traditional methods, such as keeping medical record number follow-up lists, discussing cases with rounding clinical teams, and discussing cases at tumor boards, are effective at keeping radiologists informed of clinical outcomes but are time intensive and provide follow-up for a small subset of cases. To this end, the authors developed a picture archiving and communication system-accessible electronic health record (EHR)-integrated program called Correlate, which allows the user to easily enter free-text search queries regarding desired clinical follow-up information, with minimal interruption to the workflow...
September 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895659/implementation-strategies-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Tomas Pantoja, Newton Opiyo, Simon Lewin, Elizabeth Paulsen, Agustín Ciapponi, Charles S Wiysonge, Cristian A Herrera, Gabriel Rada, Blanca Peñaloza, Lilian Dudley, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: A key function of health systems is implementing interventions to improve health, but coverage of essential health interventions remains low in low-income countries. Implementing interventions can be challenging, particularly if it entails complex changes in clinical routines; in collaborative patterns among different healthcare providers and disciplines; in the behaviour of providers, patients or other stakeholders; or in the organisation of care. Decision-makers may use a range of strategies to implement health interventions, and these choices should be based on evidence of the strategies' effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894822/randomized-controlled-trial-demonstrating-cost-effective-method-of-olfactory-training-in-clinical-practice-essential-oils-at-uncontrolled-concentration
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Zara M Patel, Sarah K Wise, John M DelGaudio
OBJECTIVES: Published data examining the efficacy of olfactory training (OT) has used standardized concentrations of odorants and the Sniffin' Sticks testing method. Although well-validated, these methods are costly and time-intensive for the average otolaryngology practice. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of using essential oils at random concentrations and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Test (UPSIT) for training and testing, and compare this with the existing data on OT...
April 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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