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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537847/diagnostic-performance-of-mri-versus-galactography-in-women-with-pathologic-nipple-discharge-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicole Berger, Andrea Luparia, Giovanni Di Leo, Luca Alessandro Carbonaro, Rubina Manuela Trimboli, Federico Ambrogi, Francesco Sardanelli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to perform a systematic review of the literature of the diagnostic accuracy of MRI compared with galactography in women with pathologic nipple discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed (MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science) for articles evaluating the diagnostic performance of MRI and galactography in patients with pathologic nipple discharge and with histologic verification or clinical follow-up...
May 24, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516820/blogging-in-infectious-diseases-and-clinical-microbiology-assessment-of-blogosphere-content
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Gabriel Birgand, Rachael Troughton, Luke S P Moore, Esmita Charani, Timothy M Rawson, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Alison H Holmes
OBJECTIVE To analyze influential infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, or medical microbiology blogs and bloggers SETTING World wide web DESIGN We conducted a systematic search for blogs in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines in September 2015. METHODS A snowball sampling approach was applied to identify blogs using various search engines. Blogs were eligible if they (1) focused on infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, or medical microbiology; (2) were intended for health professionals; and (3) were written in English and (4) were updated regularly...
May 18, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501594/the-safe-t-assessment-tool-derivation-and-validation-of-a-web-based-application-for-point-of-care-evaluation-of-gastroenterology-fellow-performance-in-colonoscopy
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Navin L Kumar, Guillaume Kugener, Molly L Perencevich, John R Saltzman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Attending assessment is a critical part of endoscopic education for gastroenterology fellows. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a concise assessment tool to evaluate real-time fellow performance in colonoscopy administered via a web-based application. METHODS: The Skill Assessment in Fellow Endoscopy Training (SAFE-T) tool was derived as a novel 5-question evaluation tool that captures both summative and formative feedback and adapted into a web-based application...
May 10, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498903/efficacy-and-safety-of-inhaled-anaesthetic-for-postoperative-sedation-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Spence, E Belley-Côté, H K Ma, S Donald, J Centofanti, S Hussain, S Gupta, P J Devereaux, R Whitlock
The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of volatile anaesthetic for postoperative sedation in adult cardiac surgery patients through a systematic review and meta-analysis. We retrieved randomized controlled trials from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, clinical trials registries, conference proceedings, and reference lists of included articles. Independent reviewers extracted data, including patient characteristics, type of intraoperative anaesthesia, inhaled anaesthetic used, comparator sedation, and outcomes of interest, using pre-piloted forms...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497284/exercise-interventions-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-groin-pain-and-injury-in-athletes-a-critical-and-systematic-review
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Paula C Charlton, Michael K Drew, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Alison Grimaldi, Ross A Clark
BACKGROUND: Groin injury is a common musculoskeletal complaint for athletes competing in a variety of sports. The extent to which exercise interventions incorporating external load are an appropriate option for the treatment and prevention of groin injury in athletes is not yet clear. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to describe and evaluate exercise therapy interventions and outcomes for the treatment and prevention of groin injury with specific attention to application of external load...
May 12, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495559/influence-of-adhesive-strategy-on-clinical-parameters-in-cervical-restorations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marcos Schroeder, Ivo Carlos Correa, José Bauer, Alessandro Dourado Loguercio, Alessandra Reis
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to answer the following PICO question: "Is the risk of postoperative sensitivity (POS), retention rates and marginal discoloration of composite restorations [CR] bonded with self-etch (SE) in non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) of adults equals to etch-and-rinse (ER) adhesives?". METHODS: A comprehensive search was performed in May 2016 in the MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, LILACS, BBO and Cochrane Library and SIGLE, abstracts of IADR, unpublished and ongoing trials registries, dissertations and theses without restrictions...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483820/lung-cancer-in-symptomatic-patients-presenting-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-of-risk-prediction-tools
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Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Sabine Berendse, Willie Hamilton, David R Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths. Around 70% of patients first presenting to specialist care have advanced disease, at which point current treatments have little effect on survival. The issue for primary care is how to recognise patients earlier and investigate appropriately. This requires an assessment of the risk of lung cancer. AIM: The aim of this study was to systematically review the existing risk prediction tools for patients presenting in primary care with symptoms that may indicate lung cancer DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review of primary care data...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483746/a-web-based-graphical-food-frequency-assessment-system-design-development-and-usability-metrics
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Rodrigo Zenun Franco, Balqees Alawadhi, Rosalind Fallaize, Julie A Lovegrove, Faustina Hwang
BACKGROUND: Food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) are well established in the nutrition field, but there remain important questions around how to develop online tools in a way that can facilitate wider uptake. Also, FFQ user acceptance and evaluation have not been investigated extensively. OBJECTIVE: This paper presents a Web-based graphical food frequency assessment system that addresses challenges of reproducibility, scalability, mobile friendliness, security, and usability and also presents the utilization metrics and user feedback from a deployment study...
May 8, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483743/the-virtual-care-climate-questionnaire-development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-measuring-perceived-support-for-autonomy-in-a-virtual-care-setting
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Eline Suzanne Smit, Alexandra Lelia Dima, Stephanie Annette Maria Immerzeel, Bas van den Putte, Geoffrey Colin Williams
BACKGROUND: Web-based health behavior change interventions may be more effective if they offer autonomy-supportive communication facilitating the internalization of motivation for health behavior change. Yet, at this moment no validated tools exist to assess user-perceived autonomy-support of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and validate the virtual climate care questionnaire (VCCQ), a measure of perceived autonomy-support in a virtual care setting...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483742/automated-text-messaging-as-an-adjunct-to-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-depression-a-clinical-trial
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Adrian Aguilera, Emma Bruehlman-Senecal, Orianna Demasi, Patricia Avila
BACKGROUND: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression is efficacious, but effectiveness is limited when implemented in low-income settings due to engagement difficulties including nonadherence with skill-building homework and early discontinuation of treatment. Automated messaging can be used in clinical settings to increase dosage of depression treatment and encourage sustained engagement with psychotherapy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test whether a text messaging adjunct (mood monitoring text messages, treatment-related text messages, and a clinician dashboard to display patient data) increases engagement and improves clinical outcomes in a group CBT treatment for depression...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481381/cardiovascular-risk-factors-determined-via-the-internet-in-2-periods-of-time-2004-2009-and-2010-2015-in-poland
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Bartosz G Trzeciak, Janusz Siebert, Piotr Gutknecht, Andrzej Molisz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
OBJECTIVES: Web information systems may serve as a diagnostic tool for the Internet users and they also support the epidemiological work of doctors and health care providers. As part of this study, a system has been created for detecting and calculating cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study has been the comparison of cardiovascular risk factors and calculated fatal cardiovascular risk in 2 periods of time: 2004-2009 and 2010-2015 in Poland, as determined via the Internet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The "Ryzyko program" ("Risk program") is available on the website of the Medical University of Gdańsk...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479143/identification-of-low-risk-of-violent-crime-in-severe-mental-illness-with-a-clinical-prediction-tool-oxford-mental-illness-and-violence-tool-oxmiv-a-derivation-and-validation-study
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Seena Fazel, Achim Wolf, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lichtenstein, Susan Mallett, Thomas R Fanshawe
BACKGROUND: Current approaches to stratify patients with psychiatric disorders into groups on the basis of violence risk are limited by inconsistency, variable accuracy, and unscalability. To address the need for a scalable and valid tool to assess violence risk in patients with schizophrenia spectrum or bipolar disorder, we describe the derivation of a score based on routinely collected factors and present findings from external validation. METHODS: On the basis of a national cohort of 75 158 Swedish individuals aged 15-65 years with a diagnosis of severe mental illness (schizophrenia spectrum or bipolar disorder) with 574 018 patient episodes between Jan 1, 2001, and Dec 31, 2008, we developed predictive models for violent offending (primary outcome) within 1 year of hospital discharge for inpatients or clinical contact with psychiatric services for outpatients (patient episode) through linkage of population-based registers...
May 4, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472356/bepipred-2-0-improving-sequence-based-b-cell-epitope-prediction-using-conformational-epitopes
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Martin Closter Jespersen, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen, Paolo Marcatili
Antibodies have become an indispensable tool for many biotechnological and clinical applications. They bind their molecular target (antigen) by recognizing a portion of its structure (epitope) in a highly specific manner. The ability to predict epitopes from antigen sequences alone is a complex task. Despite substantial effort, limited advancement has been achieved over the last decade in the accuracy of epitope prediction methods, especially for those that rely on the sequence of the antigen only. Here, we present BepiPred-2...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471886/prospective-evaluation-of-a-multifaceted-intervention-to-improve-outcomes-in-intensive-care-the-promoting-respect-and-ongoing-safety-through-patient-engagement-communication-and-technology-study
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Patricia C Dykes, Ronen Rozenblum, Anuj Dalal, Anthony Massaro, Frank Chang, Marsha Clements, Sarah Collins, Jacques Donze, Maureen Fagan, Priscilla Gazarian, John Hanna, Lisa Lehmann, Kathleen Leone, Stuart Lipsitz, Kelly McNally, Conny Morrison, Lipika Samal, Eli Mlaver, Kumiko Schnock, Diana Stade, Deborah Williams, Catherine Yoon, David W Bates
OBJECTIVES: Studies comprehensively assessing interventions to improve team communication and to engage patients and care partners in ICUs are lacking. This study examines the effectiveness of a patient-centered care and engagement program in the medical ICU. DESIGN: Prospective intervention study. SETTING: Medical ICUs at large tertiary care center. PATIENTS: Two thousand one hundred five patient admissions (1,030 before and 1,075 during the intervention) from July 2013 to May 2014 and July 2014 to May 2015...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471066/bipolar-disorder-research-2-0-web-technologies-for-research-capacity-and-knowledge-translation
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Erin E Michalak, Sally McBride, Steven J Barnes, Chanel S Wood, Nasreen Khatri, Nusha Balram Elliott, Sagar V Parikh
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Current Web technologies offer bipolar disorder (BD) researchers many untapped opportunities for conducting research and for promoting knowledge exchange. In the present paper, we document our experiences with a variety of Web 2.0 technologies in the context of an international BD research network: The Collaborative RESearch Team to Study psychosocial issues in BD (CREST.BD). METHODS: Three technologies were used as tools for enabling research within CREST...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466792/orthoscape-a-cytoscape-application-for-grouping-and-visualization-kegg-based-gene-networks-by-taxonomy-and-homology-principles
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Zakhar Sergeevich Mustafin, Sergey Alexandrovich Lashin, Yury Georgievich Matushkin, Konstantin Vladimirovich Gunbin, Dmitry Arkadievich Afonnikov
BACKGROUND: There are many available software tools for visualization and analysis of biological networks. Among them, Cytoscape ( http://cytoscape.org/ ) is one of the most comprehensive packages, with many plugins and applications which extends its functionality by providing analysis of protein-protein interaction, gene regulatory and gene co-expression networks, metabolic, signaling, neural as well as ecological-type networks including food webs, communities networks etc. Nevertheless, only three plugins tagged 'network evolution' found in Cytoscape official app store and in literature...
January 27, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464858/protocol-of-a-scoping-review-on-knowledge-translation-competencies
#17
Anastasia A Mallidou, Pat Atherton, Liza Chan, Noreen Frisch, Stephanie Glegg, Gayle Scarrow
BACKGROUND: Knowledge translation (KT) activities can reduce the gap between "what is known" and "what is done". Several factors hinder or facilitate KT activities including individual characteristics and organizational attributes; we will focus on individual healthcare professional modifiable characteristics. The purpose of this scoping review is to summarize knowledge on KT competencies for knowledge users, knowledge brokers, and knowledge producers/researchers to support evidence-based practice (EBP) and inform policy and research in health...
May 2, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462518/alvimopan-for-recovery-of-bowel-function-after-radical-cystectomy
#18
REVIEW
Shahnaz Sultan, Bernadette Coles, Philipp Dahm
BACKGROUND: Alvimopan is used in abdominal surgery to reduce postoperative ileus in patients undergoing small bowel resections with primary anastomosis. The role and efficacy of alvimopan in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with urinary diversion is not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of alvimopan in the context of enhanced recovery pathways compared to enhanced recovery pathways alone for perioperative bowel dysfunction in patients undergoing radical cystectomy...
May 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457746/comparing-the-palliative-care-needs-of-those-with-cancer-to-those-with-common-non-cancer-serious-illness
#19
Doran Bostwick, Steven Wolf, Greg Samsa, Janet Bull, Donald H Taylor, Kimberly S Johnson, Arif Kamal
BACKGROUND: Historically, palliative care has been focused on those with cancer. While these ties persist, palliative care is rapidly integrating into the care of patients with common, non-cancer serious illnesses. Despite this, the bulk of literature informing palliative care practices stems from the care of cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: We compared functionality, advanced care planning, hospital admissions, prognosis, quality of life, pain, dyspnea, fatigue, and depression between patients with cancer and three non-cancer diagnoses--end stage renal disease (ESRD), heart failure (HF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453761/the-prevalence-and-incidence-of-axial-and-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maren C Karreman, Jolanda J Luime, Johanna M W Hazes, Angelique E A M Weel
Background and Aims: Inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] is a chronic disease which affects up to 0.5% of the population. Various extraintestinal manifestations occur, among which are rheumatic manifestations, grouped together under the name spondyloarthritis. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to give a systematic overview of the prevalence and incidence of spondyloarthritis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Methods: We systematically searched Embase, Pubmed, OvidSP, Scopus, and Web-of-Science databases from inception to August 2016...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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