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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806819/indicators-of-dysphagia-in-aged-care-facilities
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Dai Pu, Thomas Murry, May C M Wong, Edwin M L Yiu, Karen M K Chan
Purpose: The current cross-sectional study aimed to investigate risk factors for dysphagia in elderly individuals in aged care facilities. Method: A total of 878 individuals from 42 aged care facilities were recruited for this study. The dependent outcome was speech therapist-determined swallowing function. Independent factors were Eating Assessment Tool score, oral motor assessment score, Mini-Mental State Examination, medical history, and various functional status ratings...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806783/the-utilization-of-critical-care-ultrasound-to-assess-hemodynamics-and-lung-pathology-on-icu-admission-and-the-potential-for-predicting-outcome
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Wanhong Yin, Yi Li, Xueying Zeng, Yao Qin, Dong Wang, Tongjuan Zou, Ling Su, Yan Kang
AIM: Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) has been used by many Intensive Care Units(ICUs) worldwide, so as to guiding the diagnosis and the treatment. However, none of the publications currently systematically describe the utilization of CCUS to analyze the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology upon the new admission to ICU and its potential role in patients' prognosis prediction. In this retrospective clinical study, we have demonstrated and analyzed the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology assessed by CCUS and investigated its potential to predict patient outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806374/long-acting-reversible-contraception-among-homeless-women-veterans-with-chronic-health-conditions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lori M Gawron, Andrew Redd, Ying Suo, Warren Pettey, David K Turok, Adi V Gundlapalli
BACKGROUND: US women Veterans are at increased risk of homelessness and chronic health conditions associated with unintended pregnancy. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provision of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) can assist in healthy pregnancy planning. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate perinatal risk factors and LARC exposure in ever-homeless women Veterans. RESEARCH DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of women Veterans using VHA administrative data from fiscal years 2002-2015...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806325/parents-reactions-to-the-diagnosis-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-associations-between-resolution-family-functioning-and-child-behavior-problems
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Roberto Baiocco, Paola Castelli Gattinara, Giorgia Cioccetti, Salvatore Ioverno
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most frequent inherited form of muscular dystrophy during childhood. DMD is a severe and progressive disease. Children initially have no symptoms, but the diagnosis is often delayed until the child is about 5 years old. PURPOSE: Although few studies have addressed parent reactions to DMD, parental reactions to other serious childhood conditions have been documented. This study aims to understand the resolution styles that parents use in the context of their children with DMD...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806202/alzheimer-s-disease-caregiver-s-health-and-important-resources-next-steps-in-intervention-research
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Kharah M Ross, Judith E Carroll
In this issue of Psychosomatic Medicine, Mausbach and colleagues report that Alzheimer's disease (AD) caregivers who engage in more pleasant leisure activities had lower blood pressure over 5 years compared to those who engage in fewer leisure activities. This novel finding suggests that something as simple as taking more walks in the park or more time for reading books could protect the physical health of caregivers. In this editorial, we review possible mechanisms linking pleasant leisure activities with lower blood pressure in caregivers, and discuss potential barriers that prevent caregivers from engaging in pleasant leisure activities...
August 11, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805717/the-fragility-index-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-randomized-controlled-trials
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Travis J Matics, Nadia Khan, Priti Jani, Jason M Kane
Data suggest inadequacy of common statistical techniques for reporting outcomes in clinical trials. The Fragility Index can measure how many events the statistical significance hinges on, and may facilitate better interpretation of trial results. This study aimed to assess the Fragility Index in pediatric randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with statistically significant findings published in high-quality medical journals. A Fragility Index was calculated on included trials with dichotomous positive outcomes...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805266/hypothermic-pulsatile-preservation-of-kidneys-from-uncontrolled-deceased-donors-after-cardiac-arrest
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Xavier Matillon, Fabrice Danjou, Palmina Petruzzo, Olivier Thaunat, Thomas Rimmele, Claire Delsuc, Alexandre Faure, Maud Rabeyrin, Vannary Meas Yedid, William Hanf, Emmanuel Morelon, Lionel Badet, Ricardo Codas
Kidneys from uncontrolled donors after cardiac arrest (uDCD) suffer from a period of warm ischemia between cardiac arrest and cold flushing. Aim of the study was to evaluate renal outcomes of uDCD kidneys selected on the basis of renal Resistance Index (RI) and its influence on graft function and survival. The study included 44 kidneys procured from 26 uDCD starting 1.1.2006 until 31.12.2013. The donors (Maastricht category II) underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation by assisted ventilation and chest compression; the organs were preserved with "in situ" cold perfusion or a normothermic regional perfusion...
August 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804788/pro-dopamine-regulator-kb220-to-balance-brain-reward-circuitry-in-reward-deficiency-syndrome-rds
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Kenneth Blum, Marcelo Febo, Lyle Fried, David Baron, Eric R Braverman, Kristina Dushaj, Mona Li, Zsolt Demetrovics, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
We are faced with a worldwide opiate/opioid epidemic that is devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 127 people, young and old, are dying every day in America due to narcotic overdose. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Medication-Assisted Treatments (MATs) for opiate/opioids as well as alcohol and nicotine. The mechanism of action of most MATS favors either blocking of dopaminergic function or a form of Opiate Substitution Therapy (OST). These treatment options are adequate for short-term treatment of the symptoms of addiction and harm reduction but fail long-term to deal with the cause or lead to recovery...
2017: Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803707/patients-reasons-for-and-against-undergoing-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-adjustable-gastric-banding-and-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Melissa Opozda, Gary Wittert, Anna Chur-Hansen
BACKGROUND: The most common bariatric procedures, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), and sleeve gastrectomy (SG), generally induce significant weight loss and health improvements. However, little is known about how patients decide which procedure to undergo. OBJECTIVE: Investigate patients' reasons for and against undergoing RYGB, LAGB, and SG. SETTING: Online questionnaire. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 236 Australian adults with current RYGB (15...
July 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803572/medical-assistance-in-dying-maid-and-the-neurosurgeon-position-statement-of-the-canadian-neurosurgical-society-cnss
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Sean Barry, Chris Ekong, Brian W Wheelock, Richard Moulton, Peter Gorman, Kesh Reddy, Ian Fleetwood
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August 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803344/outcome-one-year-after-robot-assisted-rectal-cancer-surgery-a-consecutive-cohort-study
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Sanne Harsløf, Anders Stouge, Niels Thomassen, Sissel Ravn, Søren Laurberg, Lene Hjerrild Iversen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate outcome after robot-assisted rectal cancer surgery (RARCS). We focused on conversion rate, postoperative complications, pathological evaluation (adequacy of resection margins), and bowel function (low anterior resection syndrome (LARS)) 1 year after surgery. METHODS: An observational study of prospectively registered patients with data obtained from medical records. Data comprise the initial 208 rectal cancer patients operated with robot-assisted surgery at a single Danish university hospital from October 2011 to October 2014...
August 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803085/palliative-care-in-south-africa
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Cornelia Drenth, Zodwa Sithole, Esme Pudule, Sheryl Wüst, Nicola GunnClark, Liz Gwyther
The Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) was established in 1987 by hospices in South Africa who felt the need for a national body to share best practices and to promote palliative care services in South Africa. HPCA supports member hospices in providing palliative care to people of any age with a life-limiting condition. HPCA has the further aim to ensure access to palliative care in settings other than member hospices. Many projects were launched over the years to influence policy, and to educate medical practitioners, nurses, social workers, theologians, and community caregiver; and to develop services...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803080/palliative-care-development-in-kyrgyzstan
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Aibek Mukambetov, Taalaigul Sabyrbekova, Lola Asanalieva, Ilim Sadykov, Alexander Aralbaev, Stephen Connor
Palliative care began in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 as a pilot home based care program in Osh Cancer Center and was supported by a small group of nurses and one physician from Scotland. In 2010, the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan (SFK) and the Open Society Foundation's International Palliative Care Initiative (IPCI) began supporting work on palliative care policy, legislation, essential medicine availability, education, advocacy and implementation. A Ministry of Health working group was established to lead this initiative and technical assistance was provided by an international palliative care consultant...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803076/palliative-care-in-vietnam-long-term-partnerships-yield-increasing-access
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Eric L Krakauer, Dang Huy Quoc Thinh, Quach Thanh Khanh, Hoang Thi Mong Huyen, Tran Diep Tuan, Than Ha Ngoc The, Do Duy Cuong, Tran Van Thuan, Nguyen Phi Yen, Pham Van Anh, Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham, Kathleen P Doyle, Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Luong Ngoc Khue
Palliative care began in Vietnam in 2001, but steady growth in palliative care services and education commenced several years later when partnerships for ongoing training and technical assistance by committed experts were created with the Ministry of Health (MoH), major public hospitals, and medical universities. An empirical analysis of palliative care need by the MoH in 2006 was followed by national palliative care clinical guidelines, initiation of clinical training for physicians and nurses, and revision of opioid prescribing regulations...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802656/rethinking-papillary-muscle-resection-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia-in-the-lvad-era-a-case-report
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Zachary J Il'Giovine, Adam D DeVore, Chetan B Patel, Jason Koontz, Jacob Schroder
We report the case of a 57-year-old man with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy who presented to the hospital with recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia refractory to antiarrhythmic medications. Mapping identified a deep premature ventricular contraction focus in the anterolateral papillary muscle, an area that has been previously identified as difficult to treat with radiofrequency catheter ablation. The hospital course was complicated by cardiogenic shock and VT-storm, and the patient ultimately underwent surgical resection of the anterolateral papillary muscle with left ventricular assist device placement as a successful bridge to cardiac transplantation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801944/the-emergence-of-second-generation-lethal-injection-protocols-a-brief-history-and-review
#16
Daniel R Malcom, Frank Romanelli
The history of capital punishment in the United States is long and controversial. In many cases, lethal injection has brought medical personnel, ethically and professionally charged with preserving life, into the arena of assisting the state in taking life. Recent US Supreme Court decisions, including Baze v. Rees and Glossip v. Gross, have evaluated and condoned lethal injection protocols. Despite the judicial validation of some midazolam-containing protocols, controversy exists as to the level of unconsciousness provided due to the ceiling effects of the drug...
August 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801794/management-of-congenital-tracheal-stenosis-in-the-neonatal-period
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Keiichi Morita, Kosaku Maeda, Kiyoaki Yabe, Yoshihiro Oshima
PURPOSE: Few reports have focused on the management of congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) in the neonatal period. The aim of this study was to determine appropriate management strategies for CTS in the neonatal period. METHODS: The medical records of eight neonatal patients with CTS at a single institution between January 2007 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Three patients with frequent ventilatory insufficiency despite assisted ventilation underwent surgical intervention (balloon tracheoplasty: n = 1, slide tracheoplasty: n = 2)...
August 11, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801691/a-new-data-processing-routine-facilitating-the-identification-of-surface-adhered-proteins-from-bacterial-conditioning-films-via-qcm-d-maldi-tof-ms
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Siegfried Hohmann, Anke Neidig, Boris Kühl, Frank Kirschhöfer, Jörg Overhage, Gerald Brenner-Weiß
Conditioning films are an important factor in the initiation and development of microbial biofilms, which are the leading cause of chronic infections associated with medical devices. Here, we analyzed the protein content of conditioning films formed after exposure to supernatants of cultures of the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. Adhesion of substances from the supernatant was monitored using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D) sensor chips modified with the commonly used implant material titanium dioxide (TiO2)...
August 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801443/the-provision-of-medical-assistance-in-dying-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
#19
Simon J W Oczkowski, Ian Ball, Carol Saleh, Gaelen Kalles, Anatoli Chkaroubo, Mike Kekewich, Paul Miller, Marianne Dees, Andrea Frolic
INTRODUCTION: Medical assistance in dying (MAID), a term encompassing both euthanasia and assisted suicide, was decriminalised in Canada in 2015. Although Bill C-14 legislated eligibility criteria under which patients could receive MAID, it did not provide guidance regarding the technical aspects of providing an assisted death. Therefore, we propose a scoping review to map the characteristics of the existing medical literature describing the medications, settings, participants and outcomes of MAID, in order to identify knowledge gaps and areas for future research...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801317/responses-to-assisted-suicide-requests-an-interview-study-with-swiss-palliative-care-physicians
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Claudia Gamondi, Gian Domenico Borasio, Pam Oliver, Nancy Preston, Sheila Payne
OBJECTIVES: Assisted suicide in Switzerland is mainly performed by right-to-die societies. Medical involvement is limited to the prescription of the drug and certification of eligibility. Palliative care has traditionally been perceived as generally opposed to assisted suicide, but little is known about palliative care physicians' involvement in assisted suicide practices. This paper aims to describe their perspectives and involvement in assisted suicide practices. METHODS: A qualitative interview study was conducted with 23 palliative care physicians across Switzerland...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
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