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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230717/imaging-performance-of-a-handheld-ultrasound-system-with-real-time-computer-aided-detection-of-lumbar-spine-anatomy-a-feasibility-study
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Mohamed Tiouririne, Adam J Dixon, F William Mauldin, David Scalzo, Arun Krishnaraj
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the imaging performance of a handheld ultrasound system and the accuracy of an automated lumbar spine computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm in the spines of human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the University of Virginia. The authors designed a handheld ultrasound system with enhanced bone image quality and fully automated CAD of lumbar spine anatomy...
February 22, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230615/the-effect-of-intravenous-acetaminophen-on-postoperative-pain-and-narcotic-consumption-after-vaginal-reconstructive-surgery-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Catrina C Crisp, Madiha Khan, Donna L Lambers, Lauren B Westermann, Donna M Mazloomdoost, Jennifer J Yeung, Steven D Kleeman, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effect of intravenous acetaminophen versus placebo on postoperative pain, satisfaction with pain control, and narcotic use after vaginal reconstructive surgery. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. Women scheduled for reconstructive surgery including vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal vault suspension were enrolled. Subjects received 1000 mg of intravenous acetaminophen or 100 mL placebo every 6 hours for 24 hours...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230450/characteristics-and-medication-use-of-psoriasis-patients-who-may-or-may-not-qualify-for-randomized-controlled-trials
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William Malatestinic, Beth Nordstrom, Jashin J Wu, Orin Goldblum, Kathleen Solotkin, Chen-Yen Lin, Kristin Kistler, Kathy Fraeman, Joseph Johnston, Lcdr Lesley Hawley, Nicholas Sicignano, Andre Araujo
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials impose exclusion criteria that may limit the generalizability of results. OBJECTIVES: To (a) determine the percentage of real-world patients who would qualify for psoriasis randomized controlled trials; (b) ascertain differences between moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients who would be eligible, ineligible, or potentially eligible for clinical trials; and (c) compare their biologic treatment patterns. METHODS: Moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients were identified from the U...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230019/application-of-colon-interposition-among-the-esophageal-cancer-patients-with-partial-gastrectomy
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Qiuqiang Chen, Weimin Mao, Huanming Yu, Yixian Liang, Jiane Wang, Guoping Chen
BACKGROUND: Esophageal reconstruction with colon interposition is an alternative solution for the esophageal cancer patients who have partial gastrectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of colon interposition among the esophageal carcinoma patients with partial gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Under institutional review board approval, 32 esophageal carcinoma patients with a history of partial gastrectomy were included in this study...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228200/complex-ventral-hernia-repair-with-acellular-dermal-matrices-clinical-and-quality-of-life-outcomes
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John Scott Roth, Amanda Zachem, Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport
Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) are used in conjunction with complex hernia repair, but their efficacy is often debated. This study assesses clinical and quality of life (QOL) outcomes in multiply comorbid patients undergoing complex ventral hernia repair using ADMs. After obtaining institutional review board approval, a prospective study was conducted evaluating patients undergoing complex ventral incisional hernia repair with abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) using either human (Flex HD) or porcine ADM (Strattice)...
February 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226375/trends-in-nasal-subunit-reconstruction-by-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgeons
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Yuna C Larrabee, David J Phillips, Anthony P Sclafani
To determine if facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons still adhere to the classic nasal subunit principle as described by Burget and Menick. Observational survey. A Weill Cornell Medicine institutional review board approved electronic survey that was sent via e-mail to active members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The survey consisted of 32 multiple-choice questions pertaining to the operative management of small (22-30%), medium (50-58%), and large (75-81%) defects of each subunit of the nose, as well as demographic, provider, and practice characteristics...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226335/repeated-quantitative-urine-toxicology-analysis-may-improve-chronic-pain-patient-compliance-with-opioid-therapy
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Omar M Khan, Afsaneh Beiranvand, Kenneth D Candido
BACKGROUND: Even though serious efforts have been undertaken by different medical societies to reduce opioid use for treating chronic benign pain, many Americans continue to seek pain relief through opioid consumption. Assuring compliance of these patients may be a difficult aspect of proper management even with regular behavioral monitoring. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to accurately assess the compliance of chronic opioid-consuming patients in an outpatient setting and evaluate if utilizing repeated urine drug testing (UDT) could improve compliance...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225871/factors-related-to-non-adherence-to-mammography-in-a-city-of-the-brazilian-amazonian-area-a-population-based-study
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Camila Iasmim de Andrade Souza, Daniela Souza Araújo, Daniele Aparecida de Freitas Teles, Stéphanie Gomes Lins de Carvalho, Kyldery Wendell Moura Cavalcante, Wendell Lima Rabelo, Cibelli Navarro Rodrigues Alves, Allex Jardim da Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of mammography use and factors related to non-adherence in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima, Brazil. METHOD: A cross sectional study, quantitative analysis, based on household survey was performed between June and August 2013, using a face-to-face interview with a pre-tested form. Target population was women between 40 and 69 years. The sample size target was 240 participants, and the sampling method was random cluster sampling. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Federal University of Roraima...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225713/the-development-and-evolution-of-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-in-taiwan-from-1958-to-2016
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I-Nan Lien, Pei-Shen Wu, Tyng-Guey Wang, Ssu-Yuan Chen, Henry L Lew
The field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) began its development in Taiwan since 1958, and has gradually evolved into a profession that provides a diversity of clinical services and educational activities. The objectives of this brief report were to (1) review its background and milestones in the past 6 decades, (2) describe the current role and function of its Academy of PM&R, (3) present the content and format of its board certification process, focusing on (a) residency training requirements, (b) self-assessment examination, board certification process, and (c) maintenance of certification through continued education...
March 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225704/the-applicability-of-the-nclex-rn-to-the-canadian-testing-population-a-review-of-regulatory-body-evidence
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Jenn Salfi, Barry Carbol
The NCLEX-RN® was adopted by Canadian regulators in 2011 as the test which entry-level nurses must pass in order to be certified to practice. As part of their justification for adopting the exam, the Canadian regulators pointed to two studies conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). These studies aimed to determine the applicability of the NCLEX-RN® test plan to the Canadian testing population (NCSBN, 2014),with the NCLEX-RN® providing "a fair, valid, and psychometrically sound measurement" of nursing competencies of entry-level RNs in Ontario, Canada (NCSBN, 2012 , p...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224233/decrease-in-small-pulmonary-vessels-on-chest-computed-tomography-in-light-smokers-without-copd-an-early-change-but-correlated-with-smoking-index
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Shinji Saruya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shin Matsuoka, Shoichiro Matsushita, Kunihiro Yagihashi, Yasuo Nakajima
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the amount of smoking and the cross-sectional area (CSA) of small pulmonary vessels in light smokers without a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board, which waived the need for informed consent from patients. The study included 34 current smokers without COPD, who were defined as light smokers based on their smoking history (≤25 pack years)...
February 21, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224171/assessment-of-liver-iron-overload-by-3%C3%A2-t-mri
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A Paisant, A Boulic, E Bardou-Jacquet, E Bannier, G d'Assignies, F Lainé, B Turlin, Y Gandon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance and limitations of the signal intensity ratio method for quantifying liver iron overload at 3 T. METHODS: Institutional review board approval and written informed consent from all participants were obtained. One hundred and five patients were included prospectively. All patients underwent a liver biopsy with biochemical assessment of hepatic iron concentration and a 3 T MRI scan with 5 breath-hold single-echo gradient-echo sequences...
February 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223465/assessment-of-bohr-and-enghoff-dead-space-equations-in-mechanically-ventilated-children
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Pierre Bourgoin, Florent Baudin, David Brossier, Guillaume Emeriaud, Marc Wysocki, Philippe Jouvet
BACKGROUND: Recent findings suggest that using alveolar PCO2 (PACO2 ) estimated by volumetric capnography in the Bohr equation instead of PaCO2 (Enghoff modification) could be appropriate for the calculation of physiological dead space to tidal volume ratio (VD/VT Bohr and VD/VT Enghoff, respectively). We aimed to describe the relationship between these 2 measurements in mechanically ventilated children and their significance in cases of ARDS. METHODS: From June 2013 to December 2013, mechanically ventilated children with various respiratory conditions were included in this study...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222728/looking-forward-to-the-next-15-years-innovation-and-new-pathways-for-research-in-health-equity
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EDITORIAL
Ana Lorena Ruano, Efrat Shadmi, John Furler, Krishna Rao, Miguel San Sebastián, Manuela Villar Uribe, Leiyu Shi
Since our launch in 2002, the International Journal for Equity in Health (IJEqH) has furthered our collective understanding of equity in health and health services by providing a platform on which academics and practitioners can share their work. Today, we celebrate our fifteenth anniversary with an article collection that presents a call for new and novel research in equity in health and we invite our authors to use new approaches and methods, and to focus on emerging areas of research related to health equity in order to set the stage for the next fifteen years of health equity research...
February 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221241/hyperpolarized-helium-3-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-detects-abnormalities-of-lung-structure-in-children-with-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Lucia Flors, John P Mugler, Alix Paget-Brown, Deborah K Froh, Eduard E de Lange, James T Patrie, Talissa A Altes
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine whether hyperpolarized He diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging detects abnormalities in the lungs in children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) as compared with age-matched normal children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All experiments were compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and performed with Food and Drug Administration approval under an IND application. The protocol was approved by our Institutional Review Board, and written informed consent was obtained...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221096/clinical-performance-of-synthesized-two-dimensional-mammography-combined-with-tomosynthesis-in-a-large-screening-population
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Mireille P Aujero, Sara C Gavenonis, Ron Benjamin, Zugui Zhang, Jacqueline S Holt
Purpose To compare the clinical performance of synthesized two-dimensional (s2D) mammography combined with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with that of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) alone and FFDM combined with DBT in a large community-based screening population by analyzing recall rate, positive predictive value, and cancer detection rate. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective study approved by the institutional review board and was HIPAA compliant with waiver of informed consent. A total of 78 810 screening mammograms from October 11, 2011, to June 30, 2016, were retrospectively collected...
February 21, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219471/a-descriptive-analysis-of-tactical-casualty-care-interventions-performed-by-law-enforcement-personnel-in-the-state-of-wisconsin-2010-2015
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Chad M Stiles, Christopher Cook, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
: Introduction Based upon military experience, law enforcement has developed guidelines for medical care during high-threat conditions. The purpose of the current study was to provide a descriptive analysis of reported outcomes of law enforcement medical interventions. METHODS: This was a descriptive analysis of a convenience sample of cases submitted to the Wisconsin Tactical Medicine Initiative (Wisconsin USA), after the provision of successful patient care, between January 2010 and December 2015...
February 21, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219336/participant-retention-practices-in-longitudinal-clinical-research-studies-with-high-retention-rates
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Martha Abshire, Victor D Dinglas, Maan Isabella A Cajita, Michelle N Eakin, Dale M Needham, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: There is a need for improving cohort retention in longitudinal studies. Our objective was to identify cohort retention strategies and implementation approaches used in studies with high retention rates. METHODS: Longitudinal studies with ≥200 participants, ≥80% retention rates over ≥1 year of follow-up were queried from an Institutional Review Board database at a large research-intensive U.S. university; additional studies were identified through networking...
February 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218364/stenoses-in-the-surgically-manipulated-segment-have-better-angioplasty-response-compared-to-the-surgically-naive-segment-in-fistulas
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Jie Cui, Dihua Xu, Jie Ma, Bingyan Liu, Tatsuo Kawai, Heidi Yeh, Robert Schainfeld, Zubin Irani
PURPOSE: Balloon angioplasty is the standard treatment for dysfunctional hemodialysis fistulas, but angioplasty response of stenotic lesions located in different segments of the dialysis circuit has not been explicitly evaluated. The purpose of this study is to describe the distribution of stenotic lesions in the most common types of arteriovenous fistulas and to investigate the response to balloon angioplasty of stenotic lesions located in various segments of the fistula circuit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center, retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Review Board...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217412/exercises-that-facilitate-optimal-hamstring-and-quadriceps-co-activation-to-help-decrease-acl-injury-risk-in-healthy-females-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Rachel Dedinsky, Lindsey Baker, Samuel Imbus, Melissa Bowman, Leigh Murray
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is common among females due to many anatomic, hormonal, and neuromuscular risk factors. One modifiable risk factor that places females at increased risk of ACL injury is a poor hamstrings: quadriceps (H:Q) co-activation ratio, which should be 0.6 or greater in order to decrease the stress placed on the ACL. Exercises that produce more quadriceps dominant muscle activation can add to the tension placed upon the ACL, potentially increasing the risk of ACL injury...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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