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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933580/headache-service-quality-evaluation-of-quality-indicators-in-14-specialist-care-centres
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Sara Schramm, Derya Uluduz, Raquel Gil Gouveia, Rigmor Jensen, Aksel Siva, Ugur Uygunoglu, Giorgadze Gvantsa, Maka Mania, Mark Braschinsky, Elena Filatova, Nina Latysheva, Vera Osipova, Kirill Skorobogatykh, Julia Azimova, Andreas Straube, Ozan Emre Eren, Paolo Martelletti, Valerio De Angelis, Andrea Negro, Mattias Linde, Knut Hagen, Aleksandra Radojicic, Jasna Zidverc-Trajkovic, Ana Podgorac, Koen Paemeleire, Annelien De Pue, Christian Lampl, Timothy J Steiner, Zaza Katsarava
BACKGROUND: The study was a collaboration between Lifting The Burden (LTB) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). Its aim was to evaluate the implementation of quality indicators for headache care Europe-wide in specialist headache centres (level-3 according to the EHF/LTB standard). METHODS: Employing previously-developed instruments in 14 such centres, we made enquiries, in each, of health-care providers (doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists) and 50 patients, and analysed the medical records of 50 other patients...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933145/ensuring-timely-thromboprophylaxis-on-a-medical-assessment-unit
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Oluwatosin Akinbobuyi, Louise Shalders, Tim Nokes
The Department of Health has defined hospital acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) as any VTE event occurring within 90 days of hospital admission or surgery. (1) Hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT) is common during and after hospital admission and is considered a major patient safety issue. Current NICE guideline (CG 92) 2010, recommends that medical patients assessed at risk of VTE should have pharmacological prophylaxis commenced as soon as possible after risk assessment has been completed and continued until the patient is no longer at increased risk of VTE...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933044/antibiotic-resistance-in-the-food-chain-a-developing-country-perspective
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REVIEW
Luria Leslie Founou, Raspail Carrel Founou, Sabiha Yusuf Essack
Antibiotics are now "endangered species" facing extinction due to the worldwide emergence of antibiotic resistance (ABR). Food animals are considered as key reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the use of antibiotics in the food production industry having contributed to the actual global challenge of ABR. There are no geographic boundaries to impede the worldwide spread of ABR. If preventive and containment measures are not applied locally, nationally and regionally, the limited interventions in one country, continent and for instance, in the developing world, could compromise the efficacy and endanger ABR containment policies implemented in other parts of the world, the best-managed high-resource countries included...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932769/-correction-of-posttraumatic-thoracolumbar-kyphosis-with-modified-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy
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Fei Chen, Yijun Kang, Bin Zhou, Zhehao Dai
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy for treatment of thoracolumbar old fracture with kyphosis.
 Methods: From January 2003 to January 2013, 58 patients of thoracolumbar kyphosis, who underwent modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy, were reviewed. Among them, 45 cases underwent initial operation and 13 cases underwent revision surgery. Preoperative and postoperative kyphotic Cobb's angle, score of back pain, as well as the incidence of complication were accessed by using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI)...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932508/first-line-use-of-core-needle-biopsy-for-high-yield-preliminary-diagnosis-of-thyroid-nodules
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H C Kim, Y J Kim, H Y Han, J M Yi, J H Baek, S Y Park, J Y Seo, K W Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although core needle biopsy was introduced as a diagnostic alternative to fine-needle aspiration, the utility and safety of core needle biopsy for thyroid nodules in a large population has yet to be studied comprehensively. We evaluate core needle biopsy yields on a large-scale basis to investigate its potential in the preliminary diagnosis of thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2005 and December 2013, 2448 initially detected thyroid nodules from 2120 consecutive patients who underwent core needle biopsy were retrospectively evaluated...
December 8, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932489/psychometric-properties-of-the-irish-management-standards-indicator-tool
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S Boyd, R Kerr, P Murray
BACKGROUND: Work Positive is Ireland's national policy initiative to control work-related stress. Since the introduction of the UK Health and Safety Executive's Management Standards (MS) in 2004, a number of studies have been undertaken to assess the potential adaptation of the MS framework within Ireland. AIMS: To investigate the dimensionality, reliability and validity of the Irish version of the MS Indicator Tool (ROI-MSIT). METHODS: Between February 2011 and June 2014, we collected data from a wide range of public and private sector organizations that used the ROI-MSIT...
December 7, 2016: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932369/patient-safety-in-community-dementia-services-what-can-we-learn-from-the-experiences-of-caregivers-and-healthcare-professionals
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Sophie Behrman, Philip Wilkinson, Helen Lloyd, Charles Vincent
OBJECTIVES: this study aims to explore how patient safety in community dementia services is understood by caregivers, and healthcare professionals. METHODS: cross-sectional analysis of guided one-to-one interviews with 10 caregivers, and 10 healthcare professionals. RESULTS: caregivers and healthcare professionals identified a range of issues including medication errors, mis-communication between professionals, unclear service pathways and the effects of stress on caregivers' behaviour...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932315/design-and-testing-of-the-safety-agenda-mobile-app-for-managing-health-care-managers-patient-safety-responsibilities
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José Joaquín Mira, Irene Carrillo, Cesar Fernandez, Maria Asuncion Vicente, Mercedes Guilabert
BACKGROUND: Adverse events are a reality in clinical practice. Reducing the prevalence of preventable adverse events by stemming their causes requires health managers' engagement. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to develop an app for mobile phones and tablets that would provide managers with an overview of their responsibilities in matters of patient safety and would help them manage interventions that are expected to be carried out throughout the year...
December 8, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932268/ten-principles-for-a-safe-surgical-treatment-of-ovarian-endometriosis
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M A López-de la Torre, H M Abrao, L F Fernandes, R M Kho, M S Abrao
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a step-by-step laparoscopic approach for excision of ovarian endometrioma following surgical principles for safety and maximal preservation of ovarian function. DESIGN: Video SETTING: Medical management of ovarian endometriomas is not recommended. Operative laparoscopic is the treatment of choice. Although considered a simple procedure, ovarian cystectomy requires precise and correct technique in order to preserve ovarian function. PATIENT: Asymptomatic, 27yo woman with ultrasound imaging suggesting a 6,2 x 5,4 cm left endometrioma...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932068/rovalpituzumab-tesirine-a-dll3-targeted-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-recurrent-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-first-in-human-first-in-class-open-label-phase-1-study
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Charles M Rudin, M Catherine Pietanza, Todd M Bauer, Neal Ready, Daniel Morgensztern, Bonnie S Glisson, Lauren A Byers, Melissa L Johnson, Howard A Burris, Francisco Robert, Tae H Han, Sheila Bheddah, Noah Theiss, Sky Watson, Deepan Mathur, Bharathi Vennapusa, Hany Zayed, Satwant Lally, Donald K Strickland, Ramaswamy Govindan, Scott J Dylla, Stanford L Peng, David R Spigel
BACKGROUND: Rovalpituzumab tesirine is a first-in-class antibody-drug conjugate directed against delta-like protein 3 (DLL3), a novel target identified in tumour-initiating cells and expressed in more than 80% of patients with small-cell lung cancer. We aimed to assess the safety and activity of rovalpituzumab tesirine in patients who progressed after one or more previous regimen. METHODS: We conducted a phase 1 open-label study at ten cancer centres in the USA...
December 2, 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931828/targeting-mtor-pathway-in-gynecological-malignancies-biological-rationale-and-systematic-review-of-published-data
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REVIEW
Loay Kassem, Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: mTOR inhibitors are widely used in different malignancies with several trials testing their efficacy and safety in gynecological malignancies. We aimed to review the current evidence that support the expansion of using such drugs in the treatment of advanced gynecological cancers. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic review of literature has been conducted to include prospective trials that used everolimus, temsirolimus or ridaforolimus in the management of gynecological cancers and have available efficacy and toxicity results...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931586/observational-study-of-methotrexate-in-the-treatment-of-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome
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S Sithamparanathan, L Thirugnanasothy, K E Morley, A J Fisher, J L Lordan, G Meachery, G Parry, P A Corris
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is potential change in immunosuppression after lung transplantation that may help to slow down the decline in lung function in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). METHODS: We sought to analyze the safety and efficacy of MTX in patients with BOS, by retrospective case review. RESULTS: Thirty lung allograft patients were treated with MTX for BOS after one bilateral lower lobe, nine single, 16 bilateral, and four heart-lung transplants...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931579/harm-and-benefits-of-salvage-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Q Xiong, T-T Geng, L He, H Gao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to compare salvage liver transplantation (SLT) and primary liver transplantation (PLT) in terms of the harm and benefits. METHODS: The authors searched Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library from their dates of establishment to December 2015. Based on selection and exclusion criteria, 2 researchers screened the literature independently. The meta-analysis was performed with the use of the Review Manager software. Meta-analysis of the pooled standard mean difference (SMD) and odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated based on either a fixed-effects or a random-effects model...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931550/off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-continuous-heparin-infusion
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Kamales Kumar Saha, Dinesh Kumar Sangwan, Pravin K Shroff, Mandar Manohar Deval, Kakalee K Saha, Rinu V Jacob, Ratnaprobha Adsul, Lukash Jagdale
OBJECTIVES: Levels of anticoagulation during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) remain controversial. Prolonged activated clotting time (ACT) during OPCAB increases blood loss during surgery and can also cause paradoxical increase in postoperative myocardial infarction. Shorter ACT can increase thrombotic complication. Maintaining a steady ACT level is challenging. We have used continuous heparin infusion after initial bolus during OPCAB to maintain a steady low target ACT...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931505/phase-iii-clinical-trial-assessing-safety-and-efficacy-of-umbilical-cord-blood-mononuclear-cell-transplant-therapy-of-chronic-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Hui Zhu, Waisang Poon, Yansheng Liu, Gilberto Ka-Kit Leung, Yatwa Wong, Yaping Feng, Stephanie C P Ng, Kam Sze Tsang, David T F Sun, David K Yeung, Caihong Shen, Fang Niu, Zhexi Xu, Pengju Tan, Shaofeng Tang, Hongkun Gao, Yun Cha, Kwok-Fai So, Robert Fleischaker, Dongming Sun, John Chen, Jan Lai, Wendy Cheng, Wise Young
Umbilical cord blood-derived mononuclear cell (UCB-MNC) transplants improve recovery in animal spinal cord injury (SCI) models. We transplanted UCB-MNCs into 28 patients with chronic complete SCI in Hong Kong (HK) and Kunming (KM). Stemcyte Inc. donated UCB-MNCs isolated from human leukocyte antigen (HLA 4:6)-matched UCB units. In HK, four patients received four 4-l injections (1.6 million cells) into dorsal entry zones above and below the injury site, and another four received 8-l injections (3.2 million cells)...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931463/guideline-for-monitoring-and-management-of-pediatric-patients-before-during-and-after-sedation-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-update-2016
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The safe sedation of children for procedures requires a systematic approach that includes the following: no administration of sedating medication without the safety net of medical/dental supervision, careful presedation evaluation for underlying medical or surgical conditions that would place the child at increased risk from sedating medications, appropriate fasting for elective procedures and a balance between the depth of sedation and risk for those who are unable to fast because of the urgent nature of the procedure, a focused airway examination for large (kissing) tonsils or anatomic airway abnormalities that might increase thepotential for airway obstruction, a clear understanding of the medication's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects and drug interactions, appropriate training and skills in airway management to allow rescue of the patient, age- and size-appropriate equipment for airway management and venous access, appropriate medications and reversal agents, sufficient numbers of staff to both carry out the procedure and monitor the patient, appropriate physiologic monitoring during and after the procedure, a properly equipped and staffed recovery area, recovery to the presedation level of consciousness before discharge from medical/dental supervision, and appropriate discharge instructions...
October 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931381/radioactive-wastes
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B S Choudri, Mahad Baawain
Papers reviewed herein present a general overview of radioactive waste activities around the world in 2015. These include safety assessments, decommission and decontamination of nuclear facilities, fusion facilities, transportation and management solutions for the final disposal of low and high level radioactive wastes (LLW and HLW), interim storage and final disposal options for spent fuel (SF), and tritiated wastes, with a focus on environmental impacts due to the mobility of radionuclides in water, soil and ecosystem alongwith other progress made in the management of radioactive wastes...
October 2016: Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931243/phase-1-2-study-of-pacritinib-a-next-generation-jak2-flt3-inhibitor-in-myelofibrosis-or-other-myeloid-malignancies
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Srdan Verstovsek, Olatoyosi Odenike, Jack W Singer, Tanya Granston, Suliman Al-Fayoumi, H Joachim Deeg
BACKGROUND: Pacritinib (SB1518) is a highly selective kinase inhibitor with specificity for JAK2, FLT3, IRAK1, and CFS1R. This multicenter phase 1/2 study evaluated the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, and clinical activity of pacritinib in patients with myelofibrosis (MF) and other advanced myeloid malignancies. METHODS: In the phase 1 dose-escalation part of the study, 43 adults with advanced myeloid malignancies received pacritinib 100 to 600 mg once daily (QD)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930897/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-a-patient-with-mainz-pouch-ii-urinary-diversion-a-case-report
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Stavros Sfoungaristos, Ioannis Mykoniatis, Evangelos Poulios, Dimitrios Paikos, Dimitrios Hatzichristou
Mainz pouch II is a reliable and viable technique of continent urinary diversion. Patients are at increased risk of long-term complications including urolithiasis of the upper urinary tract and reservoir. We report the case of a 67-year-old male with prior Mainz pouch II due to invasive bladder cancer treated for a large renal calculus. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) was successfully performed. Stone management in these type of patients is of increased interest due to existed "anatomical challenges" concerning the access and safety during the procedure...
2016: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930869/efficacy-and-safety-of-premixed-insulin-analogs-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review
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Wayne H-H Sheu, Linong Ji, Woo Je Lee, Abdul Jabbar, Jeong Hee Han, Thomas Lew
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: The primary aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the efficacy and safety of premixed insulin analogs in Asians, specifically East Asians, with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials. gov databases were searched from 01 January 1995 to 26 November 2015. Randomized controlled trials involving East Asians with type 2 diabetes treated with any premixed insulin analog were included...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
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