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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549708/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-post-acute-long-term-care-settings-seizing-opportunities-to-individualize-treatment-and-device-selection
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Meenakshi Patel, Karl Steinberg, Manuel Suarez-Barcelo, Dana Saffel, Rick Foley, Chad Worz
INTRODUCTION: The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in post-acute/long-term care (PA/LTC) settings is high, and many patients do not receive guideline-recommended care. METHODS: An interprofessional expert panel of PA/LTC professionals convened to discuss the unmet medical needs in patients with COPD in PA/LTC settings, and to make recommendations for the assessment of COPD patients to individualize the selection of maintenance treatment. RESULTS: Unmet needs observed in patients with COPD are described in addition to new tools for assessing individual patient abilities and appropriate device selection for maintenance treatment...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489479/biologics-and-dermatology-life-quality-index-dlqi-in-the-australasian-psoriasis-population
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Diana Norris, Louise Photiou, Mark Tacey, Con Dolianitis, George Varigos, Peter Foley, Chris Baker
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Psoriasis is a chronic condition that may require long-term treatment for disease control. This analysis utilises data from the Australasian Psoriasis Registry with particular attention to the impact of biologic therapy on DLQI, and the differences between the biologics in terms of DLQI score change. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients enrolled in the Australasian Psoriasis Registry from April 2008 to August 2016 was conducted. All subjects from the registry that had DLQI and Psoriasis Assessment Severity Index (PASI) scores recorded at a baseline timepoint of treatment commencement, in addition to week 12 and 24 post commencement were included in the study...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487871/old-habits-die-hard-does-early-urinary-catheter-removal-affect-kidney-size-bacteriuria-and-uti-after-renal-transplantation
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Roghayeh Akbari, Sedigheh Rahmani Firouzi, Abazar Akbarzadeh-Pasha
Introduction: Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice in chronic renal failure patients. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of urinary catheter removal time on transplanted kidney size and incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Patients and Methods: This retrospective cohort study evaluated the clinical outcomes of 109 consecutive live donor renal transplant recipients from December 2011 to July 2014. Routine ultrasound examinations were performed on donor's kidney prior to operation and one month later...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473623/tbet-is-a-critical-modulator-of-foxp3-expression-in-autoimmune-graft-versus-host-disease
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Shoba Amarnath, Arian Laurence, Nathaniel Zhu, Renato Cunha, Michael A Eckhaus, Samuel Taylor, Jason E Foley, Monalisa Ghosh, Tania C Felizardo, Daniel H Fowler
CD4+ T-helper subsets drive autoimmune chronic graft-versus-host disease, a major complication post allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. However, it remains unclear how specific T-helper subsets contribute to chronic graft versus host disease. Th1 cells are one of the major disease mediating T cell subsets and require IFNγ signaling and Tbet expression for their function. Regulatory T cells on the other hand can inhibit Th1 cell mediated responses. Using an established murine model that isolates the autoimmune component of graft-versus-host disease, we hypothesized that Th1 cells would restrict FoxP3-driven regulatory T cells...
May 4, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421855/midterm-outcomes-after-infrapopliteal-interventions-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-based-on-the-tasc-ii-classification-of-below-the-knee-arteries
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Gagan D Singh, Ellen K Brinza, Justin Hildebrand, Stephen W Waldo, T Raymond Foley, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To analyze the relationship between the new TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC II) infrapopliteal classification and limb outcomes among patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was performed on 166 consecutive CLI patients (mean age 71 years; 113 men) undergoing endovascular treatment of 244 infrapopliteal lesions from 2006 to 2013. Patient, procedural, angiographic, and limb outcomes were compared for the new TASC A/B vs C/D classification for infrapopliteal lesions...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388932/the-efficacy-of-sodium-benzoate-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-in-early-psychosis-cadence-bz-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alex Ryan, Andrea Baker, Frances Dark, Sharon Foley, Anne Gordon, Sean Hatherill, Stephen Stathis, Sukanta Saha, George Bruxner, Martin Beckman, Drew Richardson, Michael Berk, Olivia Dean, John McGrath, Cadence Working Group, James Scott
BACKGROUND: Psychotic disorders affect up to 3% of the population and are often chronic and disabling. Innovation in the pharmacological treatment of psychosis has remained stagnant in recent decades. In order to improve outcomes for those with psychotic disorders, we present a protocol for the trial of a common food preservative, sodium benzoate, as an adjunctive treatment in early psychosis. METHODS: Persons experiencing early psychosis (n = 160) will be recruited through hospitals and community mental health services in Queensland, Australia...
April 7, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379993/effects-of-living-near-an-urban-motorway-on-the-wellbeing-of-local-residents-in-deprived-areas-natural-experimental-study
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Louise Foley, Richard Prins, Fiona Crawford, David Humphreys, Richard Mitchell, Shannon Sahlqvist, Hilary Thomson, David Ogilvie
BACKGROUND: Health and wellbeing are partly shaped by the neighbourhood environment. In 2011, an eight kilometre (five mile) extension to the M74 motorway was opened in Glasgow, Scotland, constructed through a predominantly urban, deprived area. We evaluated the effects of the new motorway on wellbeing in local residents. METHODS: This natural experimental study involved a longitudinal cohort (n = 365) and two cross-sectional samples (baseline n = 980; follow-up n = 978) recruited in 2005 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256896/the-nexus-between-patient-centered-care-and-complementary-medicine-allies-in-the-era-of-chronic-disease
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Hope Foley, Amie Steel
Complementary medicine (CM) holds an established place of value for health care consumers around the world. Consumers seek CM specifically for the type of clinical care provided by CM practitioners, which is perceived as holistic and individualized. The holistic approach of CM has been described as patient-centered and there are indeed many parallels between the philosophy of holism and the paradigm of patient-centered care (PCC). In light of the contemporary movement toward PCC as a means of improving health care delivery, it is worth exploring CM as a potential existing resource of PCC...
March 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216223/integrated-use-of-perfusion-spect-cta-fusion-imaging-and-pulmonary-balloon%C3%A2-angioplasty-for-chronic-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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Ryoji Yanagisawa, Kenneth A Fetterly, Geoffrey B Johnson, Thomas A Foley, Eric E Williamson, Rajiv Gulati, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Robert P Frantz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157642/cervicovaginal-agenesis-treated-with-modified-yang-monti-technique-in-two-steps-case-report-and-literature-review
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J Acosta-León, A Pantoja-Rojas, J R Corona-Rivera, E López-Marure, C F Ploneda-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: Müllerian duct anomalies are rare with less than 200 cases published in the literature. Recently, the implementation of the Yang-Monti principle for the creation of the neovagina has been used in 10 previous published cases. Here, we report the first case of cervicovaginal agenesis treated with the modified Yang-Monti technique in two steps in México. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 14-year-old female presented to the pediatric consult with a history of primary amenorrhea and a chronic-cyclic pelvic pain...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147886/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-self-assessment-of-psoriasis-symptoms-saps-clinical-trial-and-the-saps-real-world-patient-reported-outcomes
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April W Armstrong, Benjamin Banderas, Catherine Foley, Jonathan Stokes, Murali Sundaram, Alan L Shields
OBJECTIVE: The Self-Assessment of Psoriasis Symptoms- Clinical Trials (SAPS-CT), and SAPS- Real World (SAPS-RW) were simultaneously created to assess the experience of plaque psoriasis in two unique contexts. METHODS: Qualitative and quantitative research was conducted in four phases: concept elicitation; questionnaire construction; content evaluation; and psychometric evaluation. RESULTS: Following concept elicitation, 18 concepts were selected to inform questionnaire construction of the SAPS-CT and -RW...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078474/clinical-audit-effectively-bridges-the-evidence-practice-gap-in-chronic-subdural-haematoma-management
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Jignesh Tailor, D Fernando, Z Sidhu, R Foley, K D Abeysinghe, D C Walsh
BACKGROUND: Placement of a subdural drain after drainage of chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH) has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrence in several randomised controlled trials (RCT). The most recently published RCT was from Cambridge, UK, in 2009. Despite class I evidence for the use of subdural drains, it is unclear whether these results have been translated into clinical practice. In this clinical audit we review the use of subdural drains in our institution before and after the publication of the 2009 RCT results...
April 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932858/one-stage-bone-strip-reconstruction-technique-with-balloon-sinus-dilatation-surgery-for-chronic-maxillary-atelectasis
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Tomoyuki Kashima, Robert A Goldberg, Jocelyne C Kohn, Daniel B Rootman
PURPOSE: Chronic maxillary atelectasis is characterized by unilateral spontaneous enophthalmos and hypoglobus due to increased orbital volume secondary to maxillary sinus inward deformation. Reformation of the sinus architecture and reconstruction of the orbit are key to a successful outcome. Here, we introduce a one-staged surgery that addresses both these goals. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients treated with one-stage orbital and sinus surgery...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932164/retzius-space-preservation-technique-for-robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient-first-case-in-thailand-and-our-first-experience
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P Jenjitranant, P Sangkum, P Sirisreetreerux, W Viseshsindh, S Patcharatrakul, W Kongcharoensombat
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to report our experience in robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer in a kidney transplant recipient. METHODS: A 73-year-old man with chronic renal failure underwent living-donor kidney transplantation (KT) in 1993. His baseline creatinine after KT was ∼1.2 mg/dL. He developed lower urinary tract symptoms in 1999. He was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia and treated accordingly...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913580/responding-to-challenges-for-people-with-psychotic-illness-updated-evidence-from-the-survey-of-high-impact-psychosis
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REVIEW
Vera A Morgan, Anna Waterreus, Vaughan Carr, David Castle, Martin Cohen, Carol Harvey, Cherrie Galletly, Andrew Mackinnon, Patrick McGorry, John J McGrath, Amanda L Neil, Suzy Saw, Johanna C Badcock, Debra L Foley, Geoff Waghorn, Sarah Coker, Assen Jablensky
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to summarise recent findings from the 2010 Australian Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) and examine their implications for future policy and planning to improve mental health, physical health and other circumstances of people with a psychotic disorder. METHODS: Survey of High Impact Psychosis collected nationally representative data on 1825 people with psychotic illness. Over 60 papers have been published covering key challenges reported by participants: financial problems, loneliness and social isolation, unemployment, poor physical health, uncontrolled symptoms of mental illness, and lack of stable, suitable housing...
February 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832900/severe-mitral-annular-calcification-multimodality-imaging-for-therapeutic-strategies-and-interventions
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REVIEW
Mackram F Eleid, Thomas A Foley, Sameh M Said, Sorin V Pislaru, Charanjit S Rihal
Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic degenerative process associated with advanced age and conditions predisposing to left ventricular hypertrophy. Assessment of mitral valve disease in patients with severe MAC can be a challenge. When severe MAC results in mitral stenosis or regurgitation, multimodality imaging with 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and Doppler echocardiography and cardiac computed tomography angiography can delineate the severity and pathoanatomic features to help guide therapeutic strategies...
November 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802106/a-simple-innovative-alternative-for-irrigation-aspiration-in-orthopedic-infections-using-a-foley-catheter
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Jagannath Kamath, Nikil Jayasheelan, Ankush Bansal, Rajashekar Danda, Girish Muppala
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of the Foley catheter in maximizing surgical debridement in patients with chronic osteomyelitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During surgical debridement in patients with chronic osteomyelitis, the medullary cavity is reamed thoroughly. The bulb of the Foley catheter is inflated with saline to facilitate the removal of the outer wall of the bulb using scissors. A guide wire is fed into the larger lumen of the Foley catheter up to its tip...
December 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767680/postoperative-urinary-retention-in-patients-undergoing-elective-spinal-surgery
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David Altschul, Andrew Kobets, Jonathan Nakhla, Ajit Jada, Rani Nasser, Merritt D Kinon, Reza Yassari, John Houten
OBJECTIVE Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is a common problem leading to morbidity and an increased hospital stay. There are limited data regarding its baseline incidence in patients undergoing spinal surgery and the risk factors with which it may be associated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of POUR in elective spine surgery patients and determine the factors associated with its occurrence. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of patients who had undergone elective spine surgery and had been prospectively monitored for POUR during an 18-month period...
February 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711208/modeled-impacts-of-chronic-wasting-disease-on-white-tailed-deer-in-a-semi-arid-environment
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Aaron M Foley, David G Hewitt, Charles A DeYoung, Randy W DeYoung, Matthew J Schnupp
White-tailed deer are a culturally and economically important game species in North America, especially in South Texas. The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in captive deer facilities in Texas has increased concern about the potential emergence of CWD in free-ranging deer. The concern is exacerbated because much of the South Texas region is a semi-arid environment with variable rainfall, where precipitation is strongly correlated with fawn recruitment. Further, the marginally productive rangelands, in combination with erratic fawn recruitment, results in populations that are frequently density-independent, and thus sensitive to additive mortality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555314/the-virtual-obstetrical-intensive-care-unit-providing%C3%A2-critical-care-for-contemporary-obstetrics-in%C3%A2-nontraditional%C3%A2-locations
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Michael P Leovic, Hailey N Robbins, Michael R Foley, Roman S Starikov
Management of the critically ill pregnant patient presents a clinical dilemma in which there are sparse objective data to determine the optimal setting for provision of high-quality care to these patients. This clinical scenario will continue to present a challenge for providers as the chronic illness and comorbid conditions continue to become more commonly encountered in the obstetric population. Various care models exist across a broad spectrum of facilities that are characterized by differing levels of resources; however, no studies have identified which model provides the highest level of care and patient safety while maintaining a reasonable degree of cost-effectiveness...
December 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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