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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229371/overall-survival-and-metastasis-resections-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-using-electronic-medical-records
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Eetu Heervä, Maija Lavonius, Panu Jaakkola, Heikki Minn, Raija Ristamäki
PURPOSE: Treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer is chemotherapy commonly combined with monoclonal antibodies against vascular endothelial growth factor (bevacizumab) or epidermal growth factor receptor (cetuximab or panitumumab), the efficacy of which has been proven in randomized controlled trials. The objective of the current retrospective study was to analyze the impact of targeted therapy, adverse events, and dose reduction on overall survival (OS) and metastasis resection rates...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225460/professional-development-perceptions-and-practices-among-u-s-physicians-a-cross-specialty-national-survey
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David A Cook, Morris J Blachman, David W Price, Colin P West, Richard A Berger, Christopher M Wittich
PURPOSE: Professional development (PD)-both for-credit continuing medical education (CME) and informal self-directed or point-of-care learning-is vital to all physicians. The authors sought to understand physicians' PD perceptions and practices and how these vary by specialty and practice type. METHOD: The authors administered an Internet and paper survey, from September 2015 to April 2016, to randomly sampled U.S. physicians. Survey items addressed perceived PD needs and barriers and how physicians identify knowledge/skills gaps...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191762/periodontal-tissue-regeneration-using-syngeneic-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-in-a-mouse-model
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Mathieu Lemaitre, Paul Monsarrat, Vincent Blasco-Baque, Pascale Loubières, Rémy Burcelin, Louis Casteilla, Valérie Planat-Bénard, Philippe Kémoun
Current treatment of periodontitis is still associated with a high degree of variability in clinical outcomes. Recent advances in regenerative medicine by mesenchymal cells, including adipose stromal cells (ASC) have paved the way to improved periodontal regeneration (PD) but little is known about the biological processes involved. Here, we aimed to use syngeneic ASCs for periodontal regeneration in a new, relevant, bacteria-induced periodontitis model in mice. Periodontal defects were induced in female C57BL6/J mice by oral gavage with periodontal pathogens...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186046/building-research-capacity-results-of-a-feasibility-study-using-a-novel-mhealth-epidemiological-data-collection-system-within-a-gestational-diabetes-population
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Allen McLean, Nathaniel Osgood, Jill Newstead-Angel, Kevin Stanley, Dylan Knowles, William van der Kamp, Weicheng Qian, Roland Dyck
Public health researchers have traditionally relied on individual self-reporting when collecting much epidemiological surveillance data. Data acquisition can be costly, difficult to acquire, and the data often notoriously unreliable. An interesting option for the collection of individual health (or indicators of individual health) data is the personal smartphone. Smartphones are ubiquitous, and the required infrastructure is well-developed across Canada, including many remote areas. Researchers and health professionals are asking themselves how they might exploit increasing smartphone uptake for the purposes of data collection, hopefully leading to improved individual and public health...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186022/using-medical-informatics-to-improve-clinical-trial-operations
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Eric L Eisenstein, Amy Harris Nordo, Meredith Nahm Zozus
The continued escalation of clinical trial costs is becoming a public health concern. During the past decade, medical research funding peaked and there is growing concern that there may be insufficient resources to test many promising medical products. Recent changes in the regulatory environment create opportunities for the use of medical informatics to improve clinical trial operations and reduce costs. We report on a Medical Informatics Europe 2016 workshop conducted during the Health - Exploring Complexity (HEC) 2016 conference...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186011/mapping-local-codes-to-read-codes
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Wilfred Bonney, James Galloway, Christopher Hall, Mikhail Ghattas, Leandro Tramma, Thomas Nind, Louise Donnelly, Emily Jefferson, Alexander Doney
: Background & Objectives: Legacy laboratory test codes make it difficult to use clinical datasets for meaningful translational research, where populations are followed for disease risk and outcomes over many years. The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the University of Dundee hosts continuous biochemistry data from the clinical laboratories in Tayside and Fife dating back as far as 1987. However, the HIC-managed biochemistry dataset is coupled with incoherent sample types and unstandardised legacy local test codes, which increases the complexity of using the dataset for reasonable population health outcomes...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183244/personalised-healthcare-the-dima-clinical-model
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Marina Borro, Giovanna Gentile, Vittorio Fineschi, Zeno Földes-Papp, Paola Frati, Alessandro Santurro, Luana Lionetto, Maurizio Simmaco
Large-scale application of Personalized Medicine requires a multi-disciplinal environment allowing synergic cooperation among different competences. Strict collaboration between medical and medical sciences, as informatics, ethics, politics, are needed to face the challenges of one-sized healthcare. In spite of the increasing interest, how this system can be globally realized remains tentative. Yet, a relatively small, Personalised Healthcare Service is providing a proof-of principle organizational model to guide implementation into clinical practice...
February 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174820/effect-of-a-novel-clinical-decision-support-tool-on-the-efficiency-and-accuracy-of-treatment-recommendations-for-cholesterol-management
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Marianne R Scheitel, Maya E Kessler, Jane L Shellum, Steve G Peters, Dawn S Milliner, Hongfang Liu, Ravikumar Komandur Elayavilli, Karl A Poterack, Timothy A Miksch, Jennifer Boysen, Ron A Hankey, Rajeev Chaudhry
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association Guidelines for the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol emphasize treatment based on cardiovascular risk. But finding time in a primary care visit to manually calculate cardiovascular risk and prescribe treatment based on risk is challenging. We developed an informatics-based clinical decision support tool, MayoExpertAdvisor, to deliver automated cardiovascular risk scores and guideline-based treatment recommendations based on patient-specific data in the electronic heath record...
February 8, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161513/the-burden-of-proof-the-current-state-of-atrial-fibrillation-prevention-and-treatment-trials
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Rosita Zakeri, David R Van Wagoner, Hugh Calkins, Tom Wong, Heather M Ross, E Kevin Heist, Timothy E Meyer, Peter R Kowey, Robert J Mentz, John G Cleland, Bertram Pitt, Faiez Zannad, Cecilia Linde
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an age-related arrhythmia of enormous socio-economic significance. In recent years, our understanding of the basic mechanisms that initiate and perpetuate AF has evolved rapidly, catheter ablation of AF has progressed from concept to reality, and recent studies suggest lifestyle modification may help prevent AF recurrence. Emerging developments in genetics, imaging, and informatics also present new opportunities for personalised care. However considerable challenges remain. These include a paucity of studies examining AF prevention, modest efficacy of existing antiarrhythmic therapies, diverse ablation technologies and practice, and limited evidence to guide management in high-risk patients with multiple comorbidities...
February 1, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159645/driven-to-distraction-the-nature-and-apparent-purpose-of-interruptions-in-critical-care-and-implications-for-hit
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Lena Mamykina, Eileen J Carter, Barbara Sheehan, R Stanley Hum, Bridget C Twohig, David R Kaufman
OBJECTIVES: To examine the apparent purpose of interruptions in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and opportunities to reduce their burden with informatics solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, researchers shadowed clinicians in the unit for one hour at a time, recording all interruptions participating clinicians experienced or initiated, their starting time, duration, and a short description that could help to infer their apparent purpose...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152857/the-radiation-oncology-emr-as-a-quality-and-outcomes-based-informatics-platform-a-multicenter-pilot-study
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Tammy Wotring, Andrew S Kennedy
: 168 Background: Radiation oncology specific oncology information systems (OIS) are highly specialized and capture large amounts of rich data related to patient care. There is great potential to expand the utility of these systems from data collection and point-of-care documentation to platforms for radiation oncology informatics. To this end, we have begun an effort to consolidate and standardize the OIS within a large network of radiation oncology clinics. We report initial findings from a multi-center OIS standardization pilot involving five clinics...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152851/hicor-iq-developing-a-regional-oncology-metric-reporting-platform
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Karma L Kreizenbeck, Avital Sadot, Britt Piehler, Jessi Murray, Michael Gersch, Gary H Lyman, Scott David Ramsey
: 165 Background: The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach to identify and prioritize metrics to characterize oncology care in the Western Washington. In March 2015, HICOR released a beta version of an oncology informatics platform, named HICOR IQ, which allows regional payers, providers and patient advocates to view and interact with community-prioritized metrics. METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) records for patients diagnosed with cancer in Western Washington state between January 1, 2007 and May 31, 2014 were linked with enrollment and claims from two regional commercial insurance plans...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152717/regional-initiative-to-use-data-transparency-to-improve-cancer-care
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Catherine R Fedorenko, Teah Hoopes, Gary H Lyman, Thomas David Brown, Eric Y Chen, Ted Conklin, John M Corman, Matt Lonergan, Daniel Lessler, Renato Martins, Csaba Mera, John Whitelaw Rieke, Elie P Saikaly, Julie C Smith, F Marc Stewart, Richard Whitten, Scott David Ramsey
: 39 Background: In the context of many initiatives aimed at measuring quality and value in cancer care, the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR) has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach to characterize oncology care, prioritize areas for improvement, design programs, and evaluate outcomes. Beginning in 2014, HICOR initiated a process to move towards data transparency in the reporting of regional quality and value metrics. METHODS: The HICOR team constructed clinic-level adherence reports for community-prioritized metrics and the 2012 ASCO Choosing Wisely recommendations using a registry-claims linked database...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134555/development-and-applications-of-the-veterans-health-administration-s-stratification-tool-for-opioid-risk-mitigation-storm-to-improve-opioid-safety-and-prevent-overdose-and-suicide
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Elizabeth M Oliva, Thomas Bowe, Sara Tavakoli, Susana Martins, Eleanor T Lewis, Meenah Paik, Ilse Wiechers, Patricia Henderson, Michael Harvey, Tigran Avoundjian, Amanuel Medhanie, Jodie A Trafton
Concerns about opioid-related adverse events, including overdose, prompted the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to launch an Opioid Safety Initiative and Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution program. To mitigate risks associated with opioid prescribing, a holistic approach that takes into consideration both risk factors (e.g., dose, substance use disorders) and risk mitigation interventions (e.g., urine drug screening, psychosocial treatment) is needed. This article describes the Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM), a tool developed in VHA that reflects this holistic approach and facilitates patient identification and monitoring...
February 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134553/using-organizational-and-clinical-performance-data-to-increase-the-value-of-mental-health-care
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Eric M Schmidt, Dean D Krahn, Marsden H McGuire, Sara Tavakoli, David M Wright, Hugo E Solares, Sonne Lemke, Jodie Trafton
U.S. health systems, policy makers, and patients increasingly demand high-value care that improves health outcomes at lower cost. This study describes the initial design and analysis of the Mental Health Management System (MHMS), a performance data and quality improvement tool used by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to increase the value of its mental health care. The MHMS evaluates access to and quality of mental health care, organizational structure and efficiency, implementation of innovative treatment options, and, in collaboration with management, resource needs for delivering care...
February 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130063/effects-of-control-interventions-on-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-england-an-observational-study
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Kate E Dingle, Xavier Didelot, T Phuong Quan, David W Eyre, Nicole Stoesser, Tanya Golubchik, Rosalind M Harding, Daniel J Wilson, David Griffiths, Alison Vaughan, John M Finney, David H Wyllie, Sarah J Oakley, Warren N Fawley, Jane Freeman, Kirsti Morris, Jessica Martin, Philip Howard, Sherwood Gorbach, Ellie J C Goldstein, Diane M Citron, Susan Hopkins, Russell Hope, Alan P Johnson, Mark H Wilcox, Timothy E A Peto, A Sarah Walker, Derrick W Crook
BACKGROUND: The control of Clostridium difficile infections is an international clinical challenge. The incidence of C difficile in England declined by roughly 80% after 2006, following the implementation of national control policies; we tested two hypotheses to investigate their role in this decline. First, if C difficile infection declines in England were driven by reductions in use of particular antibiotics, then incidence of C difficile infections caused by resistant isolates should decline faster than that caused by susceptible isolates across multiple genotypes...
January 24, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129005/interprofessional-clinical-informatics-education-and-practice-essentials-for-learning-healthcare-systems-worldwide
#17
Don Eugene Detmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121941/acupuncture-for-chronic-diarrhea-in-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Zongshi Qin, Bo Li, Jiani Wu, Jinhui Tian, Shang Xie, Zhi Mao, Jing Zhou, Tae-Hun Kim, Zhishun Liu
BACKGROUND: As 2 major common types of chronic diarrhea, functional diarrhea (FD) and diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) affect 1.54% to 1.72% of people in China. Acupuncture is commonly used in clinical practice for patients with chronic diarrhea. Here, we present a protocol of systematic review aimed at systematically review all the clinical evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating FD and IBS-D in adults. METHODS: The review will be performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Statement...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115427/the-ucla-health-resident-informaticist-program-a-novel-clinical-informatics-training-program
#19
Jennifer S Singer, Eric M Cheng, Kevin Baldwin, Michael A Pfeffer
Few opportunities exist for physician trainees to gain exposure to, and training in, the field of clinical informatics, an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited, recently board-certified specialty. Currently, 21 approved programs exist nationwide for the formal training of fellows interested in pursuing careers in this discipline. Residents and fellows training in medical and surgical fields, however, have few avenues available to gain experience in clinical informatics. An early introduction to clinical informatics brings an opportunity to generate interest for future career trajectories...
January 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106587/the-roles-and-functions-of-informatics-nurse-specialists-in-taiwan
#20
Tso Ying Lee
During the modernization process in hospitals, information technology is an important indicator. "Informatics nurses" play a critical role in hospitals and clinics. In Taiwan, the certification system of informatics nurses just recently began in 2016. The development of certificated personnel results from students who have graduated with a university degree in nursing and have taken classes in informatics, as well as nurses who have been trained in informatics at clinics and hospitals, and the establishment of a national nursing informatics association...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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