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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644591/a-heart-for-travel-travel-health-considerations-for-patients-with-heart-disease-and-cardiac-devices
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G Flaherty, S De Freitas
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in adult international travellers. Patients living with heart disease should receive specific, individualised pre-travel health advice. The purpose of this article is to provide evidence-based advice to physicians who are consulted by travellers with cardiovascular disease. Fitness-to-travel evaluation will often be conducted by the general practitioner but other medical specialists may also be consulted for advice. Patients with chronic medical conditions should purchase travel health insurance...
December 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643301/-application-of-robotic-surgical-system-in-sphincter-preserving-surgery-for-low-rectal-cancer
#2
Pingping Xu, Jianmin Xu
Robotic surgical system has been widely applied in sphincter-preserving surgery for low rectal cancer with the advantages of clear 3D images and stably flexile manipulation. Its application principle includes radical resection of tumor and complete preservation of function. The main operation procedures of robotic surgical system in sphincter-preserving surgery for low rectal cancer are as follows: (1) Anterior resection of low rectal cancer: It is safe and feasible and has obvious advantages in observation of pelvic nerves, dissociation of presacral and sacral side, and high rate of sphincter-preserving, while the improvement of postoperative recovery and long-term survival needs to be verified by further large sample researches...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641667/-research-progress-on-genetic-factors-and-hemophilia-a-clotting-factor-inhibitor-review
#3
Zheng-Bin Hu, Xin Sun, Li-Ya He
Hemophilia A (Hemophilia A, HA) is an X-linked recessive hereditary coagulation function disorder, the deficiency and dysfunction of blood coagulation were caused by the mutations of gene encoding clotting factor VIII. The treatment of hemophilia A still depends on the replacement therapy with blood coagulation factor. However, the repeated infusion of clotting factor will produce the neutralizing antibody against FVIII, then resulting in one of the serious complications. The reports on the incidence of inhibitor are different at home and abroad...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640901/mrsa-infections-in-norway-a-study-of-the-temporal-evolution-2006-2015
#4
Francesco Di Ruscio, Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt, Truls Michael Leegaard, Aina E Fossum Moen, Birgitte Freiesleben de Blasio
BACKGROUND: Norway has one of the lowest prevalences of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the world. This study exploits the extensive data on MRSA infections in the Norwegian surveillance system to investigate the important factors defining the MRSA epidemiology. METHODS: We performed a quasi-Poisson regression of the monthly notification rate (NR) of MRSA infections reported from January 2006 to December 2015, comparing the time trend among people with an immigrant vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638158/cardiac-surgery-in-developing-countries
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REVIEW
Hannah A Reichert, Thomas E Rath
This literature review summarizes recommendations and challenges encountered when establishing cardiac surgery centers in developing countries and common heart diseases encountered abroad. Cardiac surgery is not widely available in most developing countries, and most patients have no choice but to live in morbid conditions. The ideal continuous treatment for these patients would be provided by a local, sustainable cardiac surgery center. A collaborative effort from international volunteers, nongovernmental organizations, local governments, and private benefactors is necessary to facilitate adequate cardiac care in developing countries...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630258/realization-of-entry-to-practice-milestones-by-canadians-who-studied-medicine-abroad-and-other-international-medical-graduates-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Maria Mathews, Rima Kandar, Steve Slade, Yanqing Yi, Sue Beardall, Ivy Bourgeault
BACKGROUND: International medical graduates must realize a series of milestones to obtain full licensure. We examined the realization of milestones by Canadian and non-Canadian graduates of Western or Caribbean medical schools, and Canadian and non-Canadian graduates from other medical schools. METHODS: Using the National IMG Database (data available for 2005-2011), we created 2 cohorts: 1) international medical graduates who had passed the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part I between 2005 and 2010 and 2) those who had first entered a family medicine postgraduate program between 2005 and 2009, or had first entered a specialty postgraduate program in 2005 or 2006...
June 19, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627852/multidrug-resistant-bacteria-and-travel
#7
Serge De Vallière
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem which affects also tropical countries. Travelers to these regions expose themselves to the risk of being colonised and infected with multidrug-resistant bacteria. The region visited, the occurrence of diarrhoea and the use of antibiotics are the principal risk factors leading to colonisation with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, which can affect up to 80% of travellers. Colonisation with meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant enterococci are often due to contacts with the health care system of the visited country...
May 3, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622981/progress-of-succinic-acid-production-from-renewable-resources-metabolic-and-fermentative-strategies
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REVIEW
Min Jiang, Jiangfeng Ma, Mingke Wu, Rongming Liu, Liya Liang, Fengxue Xin, Wenming Zhang, Honghua Jia, Weiliang Dong
Succinic acid is a four-carbon dicarboxylic acid, which has attracted much interest due to its abroad usage as a precursor of many industrially important chemicals in the food, chemicals, and pharmaceutical industries. Facing the shortage of crude oil supply and demand of sustainable development, biological production of succinic acid from renewable resources has become a topic of worldwide interest. In recent decades, robust producing strain selection, metabolic engineering of model strains, and process optimization for succinic acid production have been developed...
June 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619415/international-travelers-sociodemographic-health-and-travel-characteristics-an-italian-study
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Gianmarco Troiano, Astrid Mercone, Alessandra Bagnoli, Nicola Nante
BACKGROUND: Approximately the 8% of travelers requires medical care, with the diagnosis of a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of our study was to analyze the socio-demographic, health and travel characteristics of the Italian international travelers. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional study from January 2015 to June 2016, at the Travel Medicine Clinic of Siena, asking the doctor to interview patients who attended the Clinic, recording socio-demographic and travel information, malaria prophylaxis, vaccinations...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619412/ethical-considerations-when-sending-medical-trainees-abroad-for-global-health-experiences
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EDITORIAL
Sommer Aldulaimi, Victoria McCurry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617236/retention-patterns-of-canadians-who-studied-medicine-abroad-and-other-international-medical-graduates
#11
Maria Mathews, Rima Kandar, Steve Slade, Yanqing Yi, Sue Beardall, Ivy Bourgeault
OBJECTIVES: Are Canadians who study abroad (CSAs) more likely to stay in Canada than other international medical graduates (IMGs)? We looked at retention patterns of CSAs and immigrant IMGs who completed post-graduate medical education (PGME) training in Canada to describe the proportion and predictors of those working in Canada and in rural communities in Canada in 2015. METHODS: We linked the National IMG Database to Scott's Medical Database to track the work locations of CSAs and immigrant IMGs in 2015...
May 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615836/molecular-identification-of-an-old-clinical-isolate-of-indian-kala-azar
#12
Madhumita Manna, Supriya Khanra
Molecular characterization is an important task for species identification of the isolates belonging to different Leishmania species. Clinical symptoms, tissue tropism, vector preference, reservoir and geographical distribution may act as distinguishing parameters but not always decisive. On the other hand, modern taxonomic tools employed to divulge characteristics of the genome or protein molecules of the parasite would be convincing and for Leishmania sp., they include nuclear and kDNA buoyant density, multi locus enzyme electrophoresis (MLEE), RAPD, RFLP or use of monoclonal antibodies etc...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615392/family-medicine-around-the-world-overview-by-region-the-besrour-papers-a-series-on-the-state-of-family-medicine-in-the-world
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REVIEW
Neil Arya, Christine Gibson, David Ponka, Cynthia Haq, Stephanie Hansel, Bruce Dahlman, Katherine Rouleau
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how family medicine has been recognized and integrated into primary health care systems in contrasting contexts around the world and to provide an overview of how family physicians are trained and certified. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE: Since 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada has hosted the Besrour Conferences to reflect on its role in advancing the discipline of family medicine globally. The Besrour Papers Working Group, which was struck at the 2013 conference, was tasked with developing a series of papers to highlight the key issues, lessons learned, and outcomes emerging from the various activities of the Besrour collaboration...
June 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609809/intestinal-tuberculosis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#14
J Kentley, J L Ooi, J Potter, S Tiberi, T O'Shaughnessy, L Langmead, J Chin Aleong, M A Thaha, H Kunst
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics, presentation, time to diagnosis and diagnostic findings of patients with intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) in a low-burden country. METHOD: Retrospective study of 61 consecutive ITB patients diagnosed between 2008-2014 at a large East London hospital. RESULTS: 40 of 61 patients were male. Mean age was 34.6 years. 93% of patients were born abroad, mostly from TB-endemic areas (Indian subcontinent: 88%, Africa: 9%)...
June 13, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608435/cad-cam-fabricated-ceramic-implant-supported-single-crowns-made-from-lithium-disilicate-final-results-of-a-5-year-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Benedikt Christopher Spies, Stefano Pieralli, Kirstin Vach, Ralf-Joachim Kohal
BACKGROUND: All-ceramic bilayer systems suffer from technique-sensitivity, resulting in increased technical complication rates. This might be overcome by monolithic reconstructions, facilitating digital workflows. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and patient-reported outcome of CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns (ISCs) made of lithium disilicate (LS2 ) cemented on ceramic implants 5 years after implant installation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients were included in the study...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606277/-study-and-analysis-of-national-current-status-and-problems-of-anticoagulant-proteins-assay
#16
X L Liu, W B Zhou, C B Li, H R Hu, M T Peng
Objective: To investigate current status and problems of anticoagulant proteins assay in domestic laboratories so as to provide suggestions for implementing the standardization and quality improvement. Methods: Two hundred and seventy-four laboratories those had developed or prepared to do anticoagulant proteins assay were selected from one thousand and five hundred participants in the national coagulation screening External Quality Assessment(EQA) program by an internet survey and then a questionnaire and quality control materials were sent to them to carry out a further survey...
June 13, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605049/clinical-trial-designs-to-support-clinical-utility-of-pharmacogenomic-testing
#17
Katarzyna Drozda, Michael A Pacanowski
Advancing the use of biomarkers and pharmacogenomics has been a key priority area for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA offers prescribing recommendations to manage approximately 100 gene-drug interactions, and multiple institutions around the United States and abroad have incorporated genomic testing into patient care. However, the penetration of pharmacogenomic testing remains incomplete. In this perspective, we summarize the evidence streams to support the clinical utility of pharmacogenomic testing and its transition into clinical practice...
June 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604537/building-cultural-competence-the-lived-experience-of-semester-study-abroad-students
#18
Lauren Cox, Lauren Crump, Renee Struwing, Deborah Gillum, Sam Abraham
College students who participate in semester abroad programs have diverse but positive experiences. Variables such as the educational institution attended by the students and the location of the study abroad can affect the experiences of the students. There is minimal research concerning students from Christian colleges who study abroad. The purpose of this study was to investigate the lived experiences of college students participating in a semester abroad program in a developing country. Seven college students were interviewed regarding their experiences by three senior nursing students who also participated in the study abroad program...
July 2017: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600906/giuseppe-sergi-the-portrait-of-a-positivist-scientist
#19
Giovanni Cerro
Giuseppe Sergi (1841-1936) was one of the most important anthropologists and psychologists of the age of positivism and this article focuses on three domains of his scientific research: degeneration, eugenics and race. His concept of degeneration is defined as the development of special forms of human adaptation to the environment. This issue is closely related to his theory of the "stratification of character", which had a profound impact on Italian psychiatry and criminal anthropology in the late nineteenth century...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Anthropological Sciences, Rivista di Antropologia: JASS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599810/comparative-cost-benefit-analysis-of-tele-homecare-for-community-dwelling-elderly-in-japan-non-government-versus-government-supported-funding-models
#20
Miki Akiyama, Chon Abraham
OBJECTIVE: Tele-homecare is gaining prominence as a viable care alternative, as evidenced by the increase in financial support from international governments to fund initiatives in their respective countries. The primary reason for the funding is to support efforts to reduce lags and increase capacity in access to care as well as to promote preventive measures that can avert costly emergent issues from arising. These efforts are especially important to super-aged and aging societies such as in Japan, many European countries, and the United States (US)...
August 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
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