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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350493/bleeding-and-thrombotic-complications-of-pediatric-liver-transplant
#1
Alexandra J Borst, Debra L Sudan, Laura A Wang, Michael J Neuss, Jennifer A Rothman, Thomas L Ortel
BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients undergoing liver transplant are at significant risk for bleeding and thrombotic complications due to the complex nature of rebalanced hemostasis in patients with liver disease. METHODS/OBJECTIVES: We reviewed records of 92 pediatric liver and multivisceral transplant cases at Duke University Medical Center between January 2009 and December 2015. The goal was to define the nature and incidence of bleeding and thrombotic complications in this cohort and define potential risk factors...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348023/impaired-recovery-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-and-left%C3%A2-bundle-branch-block
#2
Edward Sze, Zainab Samad, Allison Dunning, Kristen Bova Campbell, Zak Loring, Brett D Atwater, Karen Chiswell, Joseph A Kisslo, Eric J Velazquez, James P Daubert
BACKGROUND: Patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) often respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement. Guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), not CRT, is first-line therapy for patients with reduced LVEF with LBBB. However, there are little data on how patients with reduced LVEF and LBBB respond to GDMT. OBJECTIVES: This study examined patients with cardiomyopathy and sought to assess rates of LVEF improvement for patients with LBBB compared to other QRS morphologies...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344584/early-and-late-outcomes-after-cord-blood-transplantation-for-pediatric-patients-with-inherited-leukodystrophies
#3
Brigitte T A van den Broek, Kristin Page, Annalisa Paviglianiti, Janna Hol, Heather Allewelt, Fernanda Volt, Gerard Michel, Miguel Angel Diaz, Victoria Bordon, Tracey O'Brien, Peter J Shaw, Chantal Kenzey, Amal Al-Seraihy, Peter M van Hasselt, Andrew R Gennery, Eliane Gluckman, Vanderson Rocha, Annalisa Ruggeri, Joanne Kurtzberg, Jaap Jan Boelens
Leukodystrophies (LD) are devastating inherited disorders leading to rapid neurological deterioration and premature death. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can halt disease progression for selected LD. Cord blood is a common donor source for transplantation of these patients because it is rapidly available and can be used without full HLA matching. However, precise recommendations allowing care providers to identify patients who benefit from HSCT are lacking. In this study, we define risk factors and describe the early and late outcomes of 169 patients with globoid cell leukodystrophy, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, and metachromatic leukodystrophy undergoing cord blood transplantation (CBT) at an European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation center or at Duke University Medical Center from 1996 to 2013...
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344092/engaging-the-primary-care-community-to-encourage-appropriate-prostate-cancer-screening
#4
Malhar P Patel, Ariel Schulman, Kevin P Shah, John B Anderson, Thomas J Polascik
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer remains a controversial topic, particularly in the primary care community. Our multidisciplinary prostate screening panel at Duke University Health System, USA created a nuanced PSA screening algorithm, implemented it into the Electronic Health Record of Duke Primary Care, and conducted outreach meetings with primary care practices to support its rollout. Through this project, we identified areas of concern among primary care clinicians regarding PSA screening that we structured into two major categories: ideological opposition and logistical opposition...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340895/confirming-the-tripartite-structure-of-the-duke-university-religion-index-a-methodological-approach
#5
John W Lace, Paul J Handal
The present study provided a methodological critique regarding psychometric investigations of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL) and its variants. Nine hundred seventeen (630 females and 287 males) university students (M age = 19.24) completed the DUREL, the Personal Religious Inventory, and the Daily Spiritual Experiences Scale online. Confirmatory factor analyses were performed to assess a three-factor (organizational religious activity; non-organizational religious activity; and intrinsic religiosity) and a unidimensional model of the DUREL...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332302/preoperative-cognitive-impairment-as-a-predictor-of-postoperative-outcomes-in-a-collaborative-care-model
#6
Kahli Zietlow, Shelley R McDonald, Richard Sloane, Jeffrey Browndyke, Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, Mitchell T Heflin
OBJECTIVES: To compare postoperative outcomes of individuals with and without cognitive impairment enrolled in the Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health (POSH) program at Duke University, a comanagement model involving surgery, anesthesia, and geriatrics. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of individuals enrolled in a quality improvement program. SETTING: Tertiary academic center. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults undergoing surgery and referred to POSH (N = 157)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331711/omega-3-supplements-reduce-self-reported-physical-aggression-in-healthy-adults
#7
Laurent Bègue, Ap Zaalberg, Rébecca Shankland, Aaron Duke, Julie Jacquet, Perla Kaliman, Lucie Pennel, Marc Chanove, Philippe Arvers, Brad J Bushman
There is emerging evidence that Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplements can decrease aggression. However, experimental studies with adults from non-specific populations are scarce. We hypothesized that Omega-3 supplements would decrease self-reported aggression among non-clinical participants. In a double-blind randomized trial, two groups of participants (N = 194) aged 18-45 from the general population followed a 6-weeks treatment with 638mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 772mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) per day or the equivalent quantity of copra oil (placebo)...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330028/perceptions-of-the-relative-harmfulness-of-marijuana-and-alcohol-among-adults-in-oregon
#8
Jane A Allen, Matthew C Farrelly, Jennifer C Duke, Kian Kamyab, James M Nonnemaker, Sarah Wylie, Lauren Dutra, Camille Gourdet
This study documents perceptions of the relative harmfulness of marijuana and alcohol to a person's health among adults in Oregon just before the first legal sales of marijuana for recreational use. We surveyed 1941 adults in Oregon in September 2015. Respondents were recruited using an address-based sampling (ABS) frame (n = 1314) and social media advertising (n = 627). Respondents completed paper surveys (ABS-mail, n = 388) or online surveys (ABS-online, n = 926; social media, n = 627)...
January 9, 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314019/white-blood-cell-differentials-in-dogs-with-congestive-heart-failure-chf-in-comparison-to-those-in-dogs-without-cardiac-disease
#9
J Hamilton-Elliott, E Ambrose, R Christley, J Dukes-McEwan
OBJECTIVES: To determine if dogs with congestive heart failure have different white blood cell differential cell counts than dogs without cardiac disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 72 dogs with congestive heart failure and 143 controls were included in this retrospective study. Signalment, white blood cell differential counts and echocardiography data were retrieved. Basic statistical analysis was performed on white blood cell differential counts, and principal component analysis was used to compare these counts between cases and controls, with age, gender and case/control status as supplementary variables...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312635/lrp6-promotes-invasion-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-through-cytoskeleton-dynamics
#10
Qian Yao, Yu An, Wei Hou, Ya-Nan Cao, Meng-Fei Yao, Ning-Ning Ma, Lin Hou, Hong Zhang, Hai-Jing Liu, Bo Zhang
Low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-related protein-6 (LRP6) is an important co-receptor of Wnt pathway, which plays a predominant role in development and progression of colorectal cancer. Recently, dysregulation of LRP6 has proved to be involved in the progression of cancers, but its biological role and clinical significance in colorectal cancer remain unclear. In present study, we revealed that phosphorylation of LRP6 was aberrantly upregulated in colorectal carcinoma correlating with TNM or Dukes staging and worse prognosis...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306596/diabetes-mellitus-after-injury-in-burn-and-non-burned-patients-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
#11
Janine M Duke, Sean M Randall, Mark W Fear, James H Boyd, Suzanne Rea, Fiona M Wood
OBJECTIVE: To compare hospitalisations for diabetes mellitus (DM) after injury experienced by burn patients, non-burn trauma patients and people with no record of injury admission, adjusting for socio-demographic, health and injury factors. METHODS: Linked hospital and death data for a burn patient cohort (n=30,997) in Western Australia during the period 1980-2012 and two age and gender frequency matched comparison cohorts: non-burn trauma patients (n=28,647); non-injured people (n=123,399)...
January 3, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306586/communication-skills-teaching-in-brazilian-medical-schools-what-lessons-can-be-learned
#12
Rafaela Liberali, Dennis Novack, Pamela Duke, Suely Grosseman
OBJECTIVE: To assess current practices in communication skills (CS) teaching in Brazilian medical schools (MS), looking for similarities and differences with other countries. METHODS: This study was performed with 162 out of the 237 accredited Brazilian MS (68.35%). The quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and qualitative data using content analysis. RESULTS: 104 MS (64.2%) reported formal CS training. CS were more commonly taught in the pre-clinical years, by physicians and psychologists...
December 28, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305562/possible-relationship-between-antiphospholipid-antibodies-and-embolic-events-in-infective-endocarditis
#13
Christine Selton-Suty, Charles-Henry Maigrat, Jean Devignes, François Goehringer, Marie-Line Erpelding, François Alla, Carine Thivilier, Olivier Huttin, Clément Venner, Yves Juilliere, Thanh Doco-Lecompte, Thomas Lecompte
OBJECTIVE: Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies may activate platelets and contribute to vegetation growth and embolisation in infective endocarditis (IE). We aimed to determine the value of aPL as predictors of embolic events (EE) in IE. METHODS: We studied 186 patients with definite IE (Duke-Li criteria, all types of IE) from the Nanc-IE prospective registry (2007-2012) who all had a frozen blood sample and at least one imaging procedure to detect asymptomatic or confirm symptomatic EE...
January 5, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303902/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-tertiary-picu-a-10-year-study
#14
Ben Gelbart, Renata DeMarco, Alexander David Hussey, Siva P Namachivayam, Rosemary McRae, Catherine Quinlan, Trevor Duke
OBJECTIVES: Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder of muscle breakdown. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of rhabdomyolysis in children admitted to a PICU and to assess the relationship between peak creatinine kinase and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in children admitted to the PICU with rhabdomyolysis between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014. Demographic, clinical, and outcome data were recorded. Outcomes were analyzed by level of peak creatinine kinase value (0-10,000, 10,001-50,000, > 50,000IU/L)...
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301713/the-coronary-artery-disease-reporting-and-data-system-cad-rads-prognostic-and-clinical-implications-associated-with-standardized-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-reporting
#15
Joe X Xie, Ricardo C Cury, Jonathon Leipsic, Matthew T Crim, Daniel S Berman, Heidi Gransar, Matthew J Budoff, Stephan Achenbach, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Tracy Q Callister, Hugo Marques, Ronen Rubinshtein, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Daniele Andreini, Gianluca Pontone, Filippo Cademartiri, Erica Maffei, Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Gilbert Raff, Martin Hadamitzky, Joerg Hausleiter, Gudrun Feuchtner, Allison Dunning, Augustin DeLago, Yong-Jin Kim, Philipp A Kaufmann, Todd C Villines, Benjamin J W Chow, Niree Hindoyan, Millie Gomez, Fay Y Lin, Erica Jones, James K Min, Leslee J Shaw
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess clinical outcomes associated with the novel Coronary Artery Disease-Reporting and Data System (CAD-RADS) scores used to standardize coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) reporting and their potential utility in guiding post-coronary CTA care. BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support is a major focus of health care policies aimed at improving guideline-directed care. Recently, CAD-RADS was developed to standardize coronary CTA reporting and includes clinical recommendations to facilitate patient management after coronary CTA...
January 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299786/bibliometric-and-scientometric-analysis-of-the-articles-published-in-the-journal-of-religion-and-health-between-1975-and-2016
#16
Engin Şenel, Emre Demir
Bibliometrics and scientometrics are novel closely related scientific fields measuring and analyzing scientific publications in a certain area. Although spirituality, religion and health (S/R&H) field has been a growing study area in recent years, only a few bibliometric studies have been conducted on published literature in S/R&H. In this study, we aimed to perform bibliometric and scientometric analysis of the documents published in the Journal of Religion and Health, which is one of the most significant and productive journals in spirituality, religion and health field, during the period of 1975 to 2016...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297405/research-capacity-building-integrated-into-phit-projects-leveraging-research-and-research-funding-to-build-national-capacity
#17
Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Roma Chilengi, Elizabeth Jackson, Cathy Michel, Manuel Napua, Jackline Odhiambo, Ayaga Bawah
BACKGROUND: Inadequate research capacity impedes the development of evidence-based health programming in sub-Saharan Africa. However, funding for research capacity building (RCB) is often insufficient and restricted, limiting institutions' ability to address current RCB needs. The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's African Health Initiative (AHI) funded Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) partnership projects in five African countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia) to implement health systems strengthening initiatives inclusive of RCB...
December 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297401/improving-data-quality-across-3-sub-saharan-african-countries-using-the-consolidated-framework-for-implementation-research-cfir-results-from-the-african-health-initiative
#18
Sarah Gimbel, Moses Mwanza, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Cathy Michel, Lisa Hirschhorn
BACKGROUND: High-quality data are critical to inform, monitor and manage health programs. Over the seven-year African Health Initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, three of the five Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) partnership projects in Mozambique, Rwanda, and Zambia introduced strategies to improve the quality and evaluation of routinely-collected data at the primary health care level, and stimulate its use in evidence-based decision-making. Using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) as a guide, this paper: 1) describes and categorizes data quality assessment and improvement activities of the projects, and 2) identifies core intervention components and implementation strategy adaptations introduced to improve data quality in each setting...
December 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297352/tackling-the-hard-problems-implementation-experience-and-lessons-learned-in-newborn-health-from-the-african-health-initiative
#19
Hema Magge, Roma Chilengi, Elizabeth F Jackson, Bradley H Wagenaar, Almamy Malick Kante
BACKGROUND: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's African Health Initiative supported the implementation of Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnership health system strengthening interventions in designated areas of five countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. All PHIT programs included health system strengthening interventions with child health outcomes from the outset, but all increasingly recognized the need to increase focus to improve health and outcomes in the first month of life...
December 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297341/measuring-health-systems-strength-and-its-impact-experiences-from-the-african-health-initiative
#20
Kenneth Sherr, Quinhas Fernandes, Almamy M Kanté, Ayaga Bawah, Jeanine Condo, Wilbroad Mutale
BACKGROUND: Health systems are essential platforms for accessible, quality health services, and population health improvements. Global health initiatives have dramatically increased health resources; however, funding to strengthen health systems has not increased commensurately, partially due to concerns about health system complexity and evidence gaps demonstrating health outcome improvements. In 2009, the African Health Initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation began supporting Population Health Implementation and Training Partnership projects in five sub-Saharan African countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia) to catalyze significant advances in strengthening health systems...
December 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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