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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637137/development-and-acceptability-testing-of-decision-trees-for-self-management-of-prosthetic-socket-fit-in-adults-with-lower-limb-amputation
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Daniel Joseph Lee, Diana A Veneri
PURPOSE: The most common complaint lower limb prosthesis users report is inadequacy of a proper socket fit. Adjustments to the residual limb-socket interface can be made by the prosthesis user without consultation of a clinician in many scenarios through skilled self-management. Decision trees guide prosthesis wearers through the self-management process, empowering them to rectify fit issues, or referring them to a clinician when necessary. This study examines the development and acceptability testing of patient-centered decision trees for lower limb prosthesis users...
February 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629486/the-collaboration-of-general-practitioners-and-nurses-in-primary-care-a-comparative-analysis-of-concepts-and-practices-in-slovenia-and-spain
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Kerstin Hämel, Carina Vössing
Aim A comparative analysis of concepts and practices of GP-nurse collaborations in primary health centres in Slovenia and Spain. BACKGROUND: Cross-professional collaboration is considered a key element for providing high-quality comprehensive care by combining the expertise of various professions. In many countries, nurses are also being given new and more extensive responsibilities. Implemented concepts of collaborative care need to be analysed within the context of care concepts, organisational structures, and effective collaboration...
June 20, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629343/comparative-effectiveness-research-what-to-do-when-experts-disagree-about-risks
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Reidar K Lie, Francis K L Chan, Christine Grady, Vincent H Ng, David Wendler
BACKGROUND: Ethical issues related to comparative effectiveness research, or research that compares existing standards of care, have recently received considerable attention. In this paper we focus on how Ethics Review Committees (ERCs) should evaluate the risks of comparative effectiveness research. MAIN TEXT: We discuss what has been a prominent focus in the debate about comparative effectiveness research, namely that it is justified when "nothing is known" about the comparative effectiveness of the available alternatives...
June 19, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627249/astrology-in-court-the-spanish-inquisition-authority-and-expertise
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Tayra M C Lanuza-Navarro
Astrology, its legitimacy, and the limits of its acceptable practice were debated in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Many of the related arguments were mediated by the work of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the responses to it. Acknowledging the complexities of the relationship between astrological ideas and Christian teachings, this paper focuses on the Catholic debates by specifically considering the decisions about astrology taken by the Spanish Inquisition. The trials of astrologers are examined with the aim of understanding the role of experts in astrology in early modern Spain...
June 1, 2017: History of Science; An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623455/-single-incision-laparoscopy-current-status
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REVIEW
H Weiss, C Mittermair, M Weiss
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of single incision laparoscopy (SIL), there has been disagreement among professional societies regarding a general recommendation for the use of this minimally invasive method. OBJECTIVES: Determination of evidence-based advantages of SIL compared to multiport laparoscopy (MPL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Description of recent technical developments and evaluation of prospective randomized clinical trials and valid meta-analyses with regard to organ-specific procedures...
June 16, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612620/sampus-meltump-and-thimump-diagnostic-categories-characterized-by-uncertain-biological-behavior
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L Roncati, F Piscioli, T Pusiol
In the dermatopathological practice, there is a group of atypical melanocytic lesions with borderline histological features between benign simulants and malignant melanoma (MM), due to conflicting diagnostic criteria and inter-observer disagreement. In these cases, the dermatopathologist is authorized to seek consult with an established expert in the field, but even the most experienced specialist may not be sure about the correct diagnosis and the subsequent biological behavior. There is general consensus among qualified dermatopathologists that can be helpful to insert these ambiguous cases into two diagnostic categories: SAMPUS (Superficial Atypical Melanocytic Proliferations of Unknown Significance) and MELTUMP (MELanocytic Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606201/the-writer-s-guide-to-education-scholarship-in-emergency-medicine-systematic-reviews-and-the-scholarship-of-integration-part-4
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Aleisha Murnaghan, Kristen Weersink, Brent Thoma, Andrew K Hall, Teresa Chan
OBJECTIVE: Reviews help scholars consolidate evidence and guide their educational practice. However, few papers describe how to effectively publish review papers. We completed a scoping review to develop a set of quality indicators that will assist junior authors to publish reviews and integrative scholarship. METHODS: MEDLINE, Embase, ERIC, and Google Scholar were searched for English language articles published between 2012 and January 2016 using the terms review, medical education, how to publish, and emergency medicine...
June 13, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601818/protocol-for-a-qualitative-synthesis-of-barriers-and-facilitators-in-implementing-guidelines-for-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis
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Eleanor Ochodo, Tamara Kredo, Taryn Young, Charles Shey Wiysonge
INTRODUCTION: Despite the introduction of new tests and guidelines for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), worldwide case detection rate of TB is still suboptimal. This could be in part explained by the poor implementation of TB diagnostic guidelines. We aim to identify, appraise and synthesise qualitative evidence exploring the barriers and facilitators to implementing TB diagnostic guidelines. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic review of qualitative studies will be conducted...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567798/management-for-intussusception-in-children
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REVIEW
Steven Gluckman, Jonathan Karpelowsky, Angela C Webster, Richard G McGee
BACKGROUND: Intussusception is a common abdominal emergency in children with significant morbidity. Prompt diagnosis and management reduces associated risks and the need for surgical intervention. Despite widespread agreement on the use of contrast enema as opposed to surgery for initial management in most cases, debate persists on the appropriate contrast medium, imaging modality, pharmacological adjuvant, and protocol for delayed repeat enema, and on the best approach for surgical management for intussusception in children...
June 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552520/atherogenic-dyslipidemia-in-latin-america-prevalence-causes-and-treatment-expert-s-position-paper-made-by-the-latin-american-academy-for-the-study-of-lipids-alalip-endorsed-by-the-inter-american-society-of-cardiology-iasc-the-south-american-society-of-cardiology
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Carlos I Ponte-Negretti, Jesus E Isea-Perez, Alberto J Lorenzatti, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Fernando Stuardo Wyss-Q, Xavier Pintó, Fernando Lanas, Josefina Medina, Livia T Machado-H, Monica Acevedo, Paola Varleta, Alfonso Bryce, Carlos Carrera, Carlos Ernesto Peñaherrera, José Ramón Gómez-M, Alfredo Lozada, Alonso Merchan-V, Daniel Piskorz, Enrique Morales, Maria Paniagua, Félix Medina-Palomin, Raul Alejandro Villar-M, Leonardo Cobos, Enrique Gómez-Alvares, Rodrigo Alonso, Juan Colan, Julio Chirinos, Jofre Lara, Vladimir Ullauri, Ildefonso Arocha
This is an executive summary made by a group of experts named Latin American Academy for the study of Lipids (ALALIP). In the current clinical guidelines, atherogenic dyslipidemia (AD) is a poorly recognized entity. Due to the frequent lipid alterations associated with AD in Latin America (LA), we organized a group of experts named (ALALIP) to generate a document in order to analyze their prevalence and to offer practical recommendations. METHODOLOGY: using the Delphi methodology, we conducted a comprehensive literature review with emphasis on those publications related to LA...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512224/the-general-form-of-hamilton-s-rule-makes-no-predictions-and-cannot-be-tested-empirically
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Martin A Nowak, Alex McAvoy, Benjamin Allen, Edward O Wilson
Hamilton's rule asserts that a trait is favored by natural selection if the benefit to others, [Formula: see text], multiplied by relatedness, [Formula: see text], exceeds the cost to self, [Formula: see text] Specifically, Hamilton's rule states that the change in average trait value in a population is proportional to [Formula: see text] This rule is commonly believed to be a natural law making important predictions in biology, and its influence has spread from evolutionary biology to other fields including the social sciences...
May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509821/minimum-information-for-studies-evaluating-biologics-in-orthopaedics-mibo-platelet-rich-plasma-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Iain R Murray, Andrew G Geeslin, Ewan B Goudie, Frank A Petrigliano, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive approach to the evaluation of biologic therapies for musculoskeletal conditions is required to guide appropriate future use. Clinical studies evaluating platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are limited by inadequate reporting of scientific details critical to outcome. We developed minimum reporting requirements for clinical studies evaluating PRP and MSCs using Delphi consensus methods. METHODS: The need for consensus on the minimum reporting requirements for studies evaluating biologics was identified at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Research Society (AAOS/ORS) Biologic Treatments for Orthopaedic Injuries Symposium in 2015 and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Biologic Treatments for Sports Injuries II Think Tank in 2015...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497575/recognition-of-delirium-in-postoperative-elderly-patients-a-multicenter-study
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Tianne Numan, Mark van den Boogaard, Adriaan M Kamper, Paul J T Rood, Linda M Peelen, Arjen J C Slooter
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate to what extent delirium experts agree on the diagnosis of delirium when independently assessing exactly the same information and to evaluate the sensitivity of delirium screening tools in routine daily practice of clinical nurses. DESIGN: Prospective observational longitudinal study. SETTING: Three medical centers in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly postoperative adults (n = 167). MEASUREMENTS: A researcher examined participants daily (Postoperative Day 1-3) for delirium using a standardized cognitive assessment and interview including the Delirium Rating Scale Revised-98 as global impression without any cut-off values that was recorded on video...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495073/expert-statement-on-the-single-agent-use-of-inhaled-bronchodilator-in-the-treatment-of-stable-mild-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Juan Antonio Riesco Miranda, Bernardino Alcázar, Inmaculada Alfageme, Ciro Casanova, Bartolomé Celli, Juan P de-Torres, Carlos A Jiménez Ruiz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the evidence- and experience-based expert consensus on the use of single-agent bronchodilators in patients with stable mild-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Using Delphi methodology, a panel of 7 respiratory medicine experts was established, who, in the first nominal group meeting defined the scope, users, and document sections. The panel drew up 14 questions on the use of single-agent bronchodilators in patients with mild-moderate stable COPD to be answered with a systematic review of the literature...
May 8, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489282/collaborative-writing-applications-in-healthcare-effects-on-professional-practice-and-healthcare-outcomes
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REVIEW
Patrick M Archambault, Tom H van de Belt, Craig Kuziemsky, Ariane Plaisance, Audrey Dupuis, Carrie A McGinn, Rebecca Francois, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Alexis F Turgeon, Tanya Horsley, William Witteman, Julien Poitras, Jean Lapointe, Kevin Brand, Jean Lachaine, France Légaré
BACKGROUND: Collaborative writing applications (CWAs), such as wikis and Google Documents, hold the potential to improve the use of evidence in both public health and healthcare. Although a growing body of literature indicates that CWAs could have positive effects on healthcare, such as improved collaboration, behavioural change, learning, knowledge management, and adaptation of knowledge to local context, this has never been assessed systematically. Moreover, several questions regarding safety, reliability, and legal aspects exist...
May 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468785/comparison-of-expert-adjudicated-coronary-heart-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-with-the-national-death-index-results-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Olusola Tope Olubowale, Monika M Safford, Todd M Brown, Raegan W Durant, Virginia J Howard, Christopher Gamboa, Stephen P Glasser, J David Rhodes, Emily B Levitan
BACKGROUND: The National Death Index (NDI) is widely used to detect coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths, but its reliability has not been examined recently. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared CHD and CVD deaths detected by NDI with expert adjudication of 4010 deaths that occurred between 2003 and 2013 among participants in the REGARDS (REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke) cohort of black and white adults in the United States...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448411/image-quality-and-radiation-exposure-comparison-of-a-double-high-pitch-acquisition-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-versus-standard-retrospective-spiral-acquisition-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Carlos Eduardo Elias Dos Prazeres, Tiago Augusto Magalhães, Adriano Camargo de Castro Carneiro, Roberto Caldeira Cury, Valéria de Melo Moreira, Juliana Hiromi Silva Matsumoto Bello, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare image quality and radiation dose of coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography performed with dual-source CT scanner using 2 different protocols in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with AF underwent 2 different acquisition protocols: double high-pitch (DHP) spiral acquisition and retrospective spiral acquisition. The image quality was ranked according to a qualitative score by 2 experts: 1, no evident motion; 2, minimal motion not influencing coronary artery luminal evaluation; and 3, motion with impaired luminal evaluation...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440855/accuracy-of-current-diagnostic-criteria-for-acute-bacterial-infection-in-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department
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Jeffrey M Caterino, Robert Leininger, David M Kline, Lauren T Southerland, Salman Khaliqdina, Christopher W Baugh, Daniel J Pallin, Kurt B Stevenson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of the Loeb criteria, emergency department (ED) physicians' diagnoses, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for acute bacterial infection in older adults with a criterion standard expert review. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Urban, tertiary-care ED. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older in the ED, excluding those who were incarcerated, underwent a trauma, did not speak English, or were unable to consent...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427475/protocol-a-systematic-review-of-studies-developing-and-or-evaluating-search-strategies-to-identify-prognosis-studies
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Nadia Corp, Joanne L Jordan, Jill A Hayden, Emma Irvin, Robin Parker, Andrea Smith, Danielle A van der Windt
BACKGROUND: Prognosis research is on the rise, its importance recognised because chronic health conditions and diseases are increasingly common and costly. Prognosis systematic reviews are needed to collate and synthesise these research findings, especially to help inform effective clinical decision-making and healthcare policy. A detailed, comprehensive search strategy is central to any systematic review. However, within prognosis research, this is challenging due to poor reporting and inconsistent use of available indexing terms in electronic databases...
April 20, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419267/a-national-survey-assessing-the-number-of-records-allowed-open-in-electronic-health-records-at-hospitals-and-ambulatory-sites
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Jason S Adelman, Matthew A Berger, Amisha Rai, William L Galanter, Bruce L Lambert, Gordon D Schiff, David K Vawdrey, Robert A Green, Hojjat Salmasian, Ross Koppel, Clyde B Schechter, Jo R Applebaum, William N Southern
To reduce the risk of wrong-patient errors, safety experts recommend limiting the number of patient records providers can open at once in electronic health records (EHRs). However, it is unknown whether health care organizations follow this recommendation or what rationales drive their decisions. To address this gap, we conducted an electronic survey via 2 national listservs. Among 167 inpatient and outpatient study facilities using EHR systems designed to open multiple records at once, 44.3% were configured to allow ≥3 records open at once (unrestricted), 38...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
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