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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918483/effects-of-multidisciplinary-teams-and-an-integrated-follow-up-electronic-system-on-clinical-pharmacist-interventions-in-a-cancer-hospital
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Muhammad Tahir Aziz, Tofeeq Ur Rehman, Sadia Qureshi, Sidrah Andleeb
Background The aim of drug therapy is to attain distinct therapeutic effects that not only improve patient's quality of life but also reduce the inherent risks associated with the therapeutic use of drugs. Pharmacists play a key role in reducing these risks by developing appropriate interventions. Whether to accept or reject the intervention made by the pharmacist is a relevant consultant's decision. Objective To evaluate the impact of electronic prompts and follow-up of rejected pharmacy interventions by clinical pharmacists in an in-patient setting...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914069/the-role-of-a%C3%A2-hospital-pharmacist-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-great-britain
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Inka Sembol, Božena Macešková
The role of the pharmacist in the asthma management is well established. However, there is still a considerable number of patients with suboptimal asthma control affecting patients quality of life and resulting in poor outcomes, morbidity and mortality. The aim was to identify patients factors, explore the hospital pharmacists role in the asthma management and identify any areas for improvement in Great Britain. Qualitative data collection was selected. Patients case studies and semi-structured open interviews with the hospital multi-disciplinary team (MDT) were applied...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901423/a-multi%C3%A2-targeted-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-lenvatinib-for-the-treatment-of-mice-with-advanced-glioblastoma
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Jia Li, Chang-Lin Zou, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Lian-Jie Lv, Hai-Bo Qiao, Xiu-Ju Chen
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive primary brain tumor that originates from the glial cells in adults. Aberrant angiogenesis is essential for malignant glioblastoma tumorigenesis, development and metastasis. Lenvatinib is a multi‑targeted anticancer agent that targets of receptor tyrosine kinases including vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 and 2, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1, platelet‑derived growth factor receptor β and v‑kit Hardy‑Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene homolog...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898688/improving-non-technical-skills-teamwork-in-post-partum-haemorrhage-a-grouped-randomised-trial
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Pippa M Letchworth, Shane P Duffy, Dan Phillips
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a decision support technology on teamwork and associated non-technical (NTS) and technical skills when teams manage post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) in the simulated environment. METHODS: Multidisciplinary (MDT) maternity teams were taught how to manage post partum haemorrhage. They were randomised to the intervention: using a decision support mobile digital platform or a control group. Each team managed a post-partum simulation, which was recorded and reviewed by assessors...
August 26, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891904/a-patient-information-leaflet-reduces-parental-anxiety-before-their-child-s-first-craniofacial-multidisciplinary-outpatient-appointment
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Thomas Edward Pidgeon, Christopher David Blore, Yasmin Webb, Jo Horton, Martin Evans
INTRODUCTION: It is expected that a child's first outpatient appointment with a craniofacial multidisciplinary team (MDT) instills anxiety in parents. Limited data exist on the aspects of the appointment that parents are most concerned about and what information they desire. The effect of written information provision on this cohort is unstudied. METHODS: Parents attending their child's first outpatient appointment with the Birmingham Children's Hospital Craniofacial MDT between September and December 2012 completed a questionnaire to identify concerns they had relating to the appointment...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890819/the-role-of-induction-chemotherapy-chemoradiotherapy-in-localised-pancreatic-cancer-initial-experience-in-scotland
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Derek Grose, David McIntosh, Nigel Jamieson, Ross Carter, Euan Dickson, David Chang, Husam Marashi, Christina Wilson, Mohammed Alfayez, Ashleigh Kerr, Roisin O'Donoghue, Lea Haskins, Fraser Duthie, Colin J McKay, Janet Graham
BACKGROUND: Despite being relatively rare pancreatic cancer is one of the highest causes of death. Even within the potentially resectable group outcomes are poor. We present our initial experiences utilising a neoadjuvant approach to localised pancreatic cancer, evaluating survival, response rates and tolerability. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database. Patients from 2012 to 2015 referred to a busy regional Hepato-Pancreatic Biliary (HPB) MDT were included...
August 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890677/the-role-of-the-multidisciplinary-team-in-the-management-of-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Lilian Ugwumadu, Rima Chakrabarti, Elaine Williams-Brown, John Rendle, Ian Swift, Babbin John, Heather Allen-Coward, Emmanuel Ofuasia
The multidisciplinary team (MDT) is considered good practice in the management of chronic conditions and is now a well-established part of clinical care in the NHS. There has been a recent drive to have MDTs in the management of women with severe endometriosis requiring complex surgery as a result of recommendations from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE). The multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with endometriosis leads to better results in patient outcomes; however, there are potentially a number of barriers to its implementation and maintenance...
2017: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874329/outcome-after-turndown-for-elective-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
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Joshua D Whittaker, Lewis Meecham, Virginia Summerour, Sheirin Khalil, Georgia Layton, Marianne Yousif, Adrian Jennings, Micheal Wall, Jeremy Newman
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the survival of patients who had been turned down for repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and to examine the factors influencing this. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of a prospectively maintained database of all patients turned down for AAA intervention by the Black Country Vascular Network multidisciplinary team (MDT) from January 2013 to December 2015. Data on AAA size, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and cause of death were recorded...
September 2, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860722/patient-and-oncologist-preferences-for-attributes-of-treatments-in-advanced-melanoma-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Frank Xiaoqing Liu, Edward A Witt, Scot Ebbinghaus, Grace DiBonaventura Beyer, Reshma Shinde, Enrique Basurto, Richard W Joseph
PURPOSE: To examine and compare patient and oncologist preferences for advanced melanoma treatment attributes and to document their trade-offs for benefits with risks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A discrete choice experiment (DCE) was conducted among advanced melanoma patients and oncologists. Qualitative pilot testing was used to inform the DCE design. A series of scenarios asked stakeholders to choose between two hypothetical medications, each with seven attributes: mode of administration (MoA), dosing schedule (DS), median duration of therapy (MDT), objective response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and grade 3-4 adverse events (AEs)...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860269/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-clinical-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-international-case-cohort-study
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Simon L F Walsh, Toby M Maher, Martin Kolb, Venerino Poletti, Richard Nusser, Luca Richeldi, Carlo Vancheri, Margaret L Wilsher, Katerina M Antoniou, Jüergen Behr, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Kevin Brown, Lucio Calandriello, Tamera J Corte, Vincent Cottin, Bruno Crestani, Kevin Flaherty, Ian Glaspole, Jan Grutters, Yoshikazu Inoue, Maria Kokosi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Vasileios Kouranos, Michael Kreuter, Kerri Johannson, Eoin Judge, Brett Ley, George Margaritopoulos, Fernando J Martinez, Maria Molina-Molina, António Morais, Hilario Nunes, Ganesh Raghu, Christopher J Ryerson, Moises Selman, Paolo Spagnolo, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Sara Tomassetti, Dominique Valeyre, Marlies Wijsenbeek, Wim Wuyts, David Hansell, Athol Wells
We conducted an international study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) diagnosis among a large group of physicians and compared their diagnostic performance to a panel of IPF experts.A total of 1141 respiratory physicians and 34 IPF experts participated. Participants evaluated 60 cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD) without interdisciplinary consultation. Diagnostic agreement was measured using the weighted kappa coefficient (κw). Prognostic discrimination between IPF and other ILDs was used to validate diagnostic accuracy for first-choice diagnoses of IPF and were compared using the C-index...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846526/clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-in-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-with-multiple-versus-single-distal-target-grafts
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Aws Alherbish, Colleen M Norris, Jay Shavadia, Mohammad Almutawa, Seraj Abualnaja, Jayan Nagendran, Michelle M Graham, Sean Van Diepen
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with multiple distal target (MDT) grafts requires less graft material and reduces cardiopulmonary bypass time; however, there may be a higher incidence of graft failure. A real-world analysis reporting long-term outcomes associated with MDT grafts is lacking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 6262 consecutive patients who underwent an isolated first CABG from 2004-2012, patients with MDTs were propensity matched to those with single distal target (SDT) grafts...
August 24, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835132/two-year-experience-of-multi-disciplinary-team-mdt-outcomes-for-brain-metastases-in-a-tertiary-neuro-oncology-centre
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Daniel Loh, Florence Hogg, Penelope Edwards, Jillian MacColl, Christian Brogna, Ranjeev Bhangoo, Keyoumars Ashkan, Francesco Vergani
Brain metastases (BMs) are the most common intracranial tumour in adults and form a significant proportion of the neuro-oncology workload. Their management has progressed significantly in the last few decades but a gold-standard evidence-based management strategy has not been defined to date and several guidelines based on available evidence exist to support clinical decision-making. This paper evaluates the decision-making process of the neuro-oncology multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in a tertiary neuro-oncology centre over a two-year period...
August 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834750/synaptic-regulation-of-a-thalamocortical-circuit-controls-depression-related-behavior
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Oliver H Miller, Andreas Bruns, Imen Ben Ammar, Thomas Mueggler, Benjamin J Hall
The NMDA receptor (NMDAR) antagonist ketamine elicits a long-lasting antidepressant response in patients with treatment-resistant depression. Understanding how antagonism of NMDARs alters synapse and circuit function is pivotal to developing circuit-based therapies for depression. Using virally induced gene deletion, ex vivo optogenetic-assisted circuit analysis, and in vivo chemogenetics and fMRI, we assessed the role of NMDARs in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in controlling depression-related behavior in mice...
August 22, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816714/radiotherapy-as-metastasis-directed-therapy-for-oligometastatic-prostate-cancer
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Elise De Bleser, Phuoc T Tran, Piet Ost
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the available literature regarding radiotherapy as a metastasis-directed therapy (MDT) in the treatment of oligometastatic prostate cancer (PCa). RECENT FINDINGS: Three different clinical scenarios of oligometastatic PCa exist in which MDT can be applied: de novo oligometastatic PCa, oligorecurrent PCa, and oligoprogressive PCa. A cut off of three to five metastatic lesions is most often used in these settings. Data from retrospective studies, treating over 1000 patients in total, have been reported...
August 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802187/radiotherapy-access-in-belgium-how-far-are-we-from-evidence-based-utilisation
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Y Lievens, H De Schutter, K Stellamans, M Rosskamp, L Van Eycken
INTRODUCTION: Underutilisation of radiotherapy has been observed worldwide. To evaluate the current situation in Belgium, optimal utilisation proportions (OUPs) adopted from the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology - Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (ESTRO-HERO) project were compared to actual utilisation proportions (AUPs) and with radiotherapy advised during the multidisciplinary cancer team (MDT) meetings. In addition, the impact of independent variables was analysed...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799097/predicting-pulmonary-pharmacokinetics-from-in-vitro-properties-of-dry-powder-inhalers
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Sharvari Bhagwat, Uta Schilling, Mong-Jen Chen, Xiangyin Wei, Renishkumar Delvadia, Mohammad Absar, Bhawana Saluja, Günther Hochhaus
PURPOSE: The ability of two semi-mechanistic simulation approaches to predict the systemic pharmacokinetics (PK) of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) delivered via dry powder inhalers (DPIs) was assessed for mometasone furoate, budesonide and fluticasone propionate. METHODS: Both approaches derived the total lung doses and the central to peripheral lung deposition ratios from clinically relevant cascade impactor studies, but differed in the way the pulmonary absorption rate was derived...
August 10, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795888/effective-wound-bed-preparation-using-maggot-debridement-therapy-for-patients-with-critical-limb-ischaemia
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A Nishijima, M Gosho, R Yoshida, S Yanagibayashi, M Takikawa, J Nishijima, M Sekido, N Yamamoto
OBJECTIVE: Patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) lack sufficient blood flow in to the limb, which leads to difficulties in the normal wound healing process. Therefore, maggot debridement therapy (MDT) has not generally been recommended for CLI patients. We evaluated the effectiveness of wound bed preparation by MDT in CLI patients who had undergone mid-foot amputation. METHODS: Patients who underwent mid-foot amputation after angioplasty between April 2014 and October 2016 were retrospectively investigated by classifying them into an MDT group or a conventional treatment group...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776519/challenges-beyond-elimination-in-leprosy
#18
REVIEW
Farah Naaz, Partha Sarathi Mohanty, Avi Kumar Bansal, Dilip Kumar, Umesh Datta Gupta
Every year >200,000 new leprosy cases are registered globally. This number has been fairly stable over the past 8 years. The World Health Organization has set a target to interrupt the transmission of leprosy globally by 2020. It is important, in terms of global action and research activities, to consider the eventuality of multidrug therapy (MDT) resistance developing. It is necessary to measure disease burden comprehensively, and contact-centered preventive interventions should be part of a global elimination strategy...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756943/evaluation-of-stress-response-using-psychological-biological-and-electrophysiological-markers-during-immersive-simulation-of-life-threatening-events-in-multidisciplinary-teams
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D A Ghazali, I Darmian-Rafei, J Nadolny, P Sosner, S Ragot, D Oriot
Stress might impair clinical performance in real life and in simulation-based education (SBE). Subjective or objective measures can be used to assess stress during SBE. This monocentric study aimed to evaluate the effects of simulation of life-threatening events on measurements of various stress parameters (psychological, biological, and electrophysiological parameters) in multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) during SBE. The effect of gender and status of participants on stress response was also investigated. Twelve emergency MDTs of 4 individuals were recruited for an immersive simulation session...
July 27, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751436/a-striking-image-of-spontaneous-echo-contrast-in-severe-mitral-stenosis-in-a-patient-with-good-international-normalised-ratio-inr-control
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Daniel A Jeffery, Guy Lloyd, Arjun K Ghosh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Echo Research and Practice
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