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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815825/the-prevalence-and-specific-characteristics-of-hospitalised-pressure-ulcer-patients-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-study
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Qing Zhou, Ting Yu, Yuan Liu, Ruifen Shi, Suping Tian, Chaoxia Yang, Huaxiu Gan, Yanying Zhu, Xia Liang, Ling Wang, Zhenhua Wu, Jinping Huang, Ailing Hu
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to ascertain the pressure ulcer prevalence in secondary and tertiary general hospitals in different areas of Guangdong Province in China and explore the possible risk factors that are related to pressure ulcers. BACKGROUND: Few multicentre studies have been conducted on pressure ulcer prevalence in Chinese hospitals. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study design was used. METHODS: Data from a total of 25,264 patients were included in the analysis at 25 hospitals in China...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808645/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-the-incidence-of-gestational-diabetes
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Hatav Ghasemi Tehrani, Fatemeh Mostajeran, Behnaz Banihashemi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was survey of the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on the incidence of gestational diabetes (GDM) in pregnant women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted at Alzahra and Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Isfahan, Iran, from January, 2013 to January, 2014 on 210 pregnant women referred to gynecology clinics. Serum levels of Vitamin D were measured, and those with lower serum levels of 10 nmol/L randomly divided into two groups of A and B...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800286/clinical-pet-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
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Kathryn L Wallitt, Sairah R Khan, Suraiya Dubash, Henry H Tam, Sameer Khan, Tara D Barwick
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, with a wide spectrum of biologic behavior ranging from indolent low-risk disease to highly aggressive castration-resistant prostate cancer. Conventional imaging with computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and bone scintigraphy is limited for the detection of nodal disease and distant bone metastases. In addition, advances in the available therapeutic options, both localized and systemic, drive the requirement for precise diagnostic and prognostic tools to refine the individual therapeutic approach at various times in the management of patients with prostate cancer...
August 11, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776139/catching-the-zebra-clinical-pearls-and-pitfalls-for-the-successful-diagnosis-of-zollinger-ellison-syndrome
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REVIEW
Aaron H Mendelson, Mark Donowitz
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) results from an ectopic gastrin-secreting tumor leading to peptic ulcer disease, reflux, and chronic diarrhea. While early recognition portends an excellent prognosis with >80% survival at 15 years, symptoms are often nonspecific making the diagnosis difficult to establish. Diagnosis involves a series of tests, including fasting gastrin, gastric pH, chromogranin A, and secretin stimulation. Performing these tests in the correct sequence and at the proper time is essential to avoid inaccurate results...
August 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768779/cost-effectiveness-of-patellofemoral-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-younger-patients
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H Chawla, B U Nwachukwu, J P van der List, A A Eggman, A D Pearle, H M Ghomrawi
AIMS: Patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) has experienced significant improvements in implant survivorship with second generation designs. This has renewed interest in PFA as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for younger active patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PF OA). We analysed the cost-effectiveness of PFA versus TKA for the management of isolated PF OA in the United States-based population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a Markov transition state model to compare cost-effectiveness between PFA and TKA...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765998/pearls-and-pitfalls-in-clinical-interpretation-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-targeted-pet-imaging
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REVIEW
Sara Sheikhbahaei, Ali Afshar-Oromieh, Matthias Eiber, Lilja B Solnes, Mehrbod S Javadi, Ashley E Ross, Kenneth J Pienta, Mohamad E Allaf, Uwe Haberkorn, Martin G Pomper, Michael A Gorin, Steven P Rowe
BACKGROUND: The rapidly expanding clinical adaptation of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted PET imaging in the evaluation of patients with prostate cancer has placed an increasing onus on understanding both the potential pearls of interpretation as well as limitations of this new technique. As with any new molecular imaging modality, accurate characterization of abnormalities on PSMA-targeted PET imaging can be accomplished only if one is aware of the normal distribution pattern, physiological variants of radiotracer uptake, and potential sources of false-positive and false-negative imaging findings...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759606/spaced-education-in-medical-residents-an-electronic-intervention-to-improve-competency-and-retention-of-medical-knowledge
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Jason Matos, Camille R Petri, Kenneth J Mukamal, Anita Vanka
BACKGROUND: Spaced education is a novel method that improves medical education through online repetition of core principles often paired with multiple-choice questions. This model is a proven teaching tool for medical students, but its effect on resident learning is less established. We hypothesized that repetition of key clinical concepts in a "Clinical Pearls" format would improve knowledge retention in medical residents. METHODS: This study investigated spaced education with particular emphasis on using a novel, email-based reinforcement program, and a randomized, self-matched design, in which residents were quizzed on medical knowledge that was either reinforced or not with electronically-administered spaced education...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754695/eastern-equine-encephalitis
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Daniel Berlin, Ahmed I Gilani, Amrit K Grewal, Mary Fowkes
We describe a patient who died from a fulminant presentation of encephalitis. After an exhaustive search, we found no treatable cause. Postmortem PCR analysis of brain tissue led to a diagnosis of eastern equine encephalitis. We have identified several clinical pearls that may assist others in making the diagnosis earlier in the disease course.
July 28, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747927/clinical-pearls
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EDITORIAL
Khrista Boylan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745857/altered-level-of-consciousness-evidence-based-management-in-the-emergency-department-digest
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Joo Lee Song, Vincent J Wang, Michelle N Vazquez
A child who presents to the emergency department with an altered level of consciousness can be clinically unstable and can pose a great diagnostic challenge. The emergency clinician must quickly develop a wide differential of possible etiologies in order to administer potentially life-saving medications or interventions. The history, physical examination, and appropriate diagnostic tests can aid greatly in rapidly narrowing the differential diagnosis. Once initial stabilization, workup, and first-line interventions are completed, most patients who present with unresolved or unidentified altered level of consciousness should be admitted for further evaluation and close monitoring...
January 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745854/vaccine-preventable-diseases-in-pediatric-patients-a-review-of-measles-mumps-rubella-and-varicella-digest
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Deborah A Levine, Kathryn H Pade
Vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella continue to plague children and adults worldwide. Although public health programs have helped decrease the prevalence and sequelae of these diseases, outbreaks still occur. To limit the spread of these diseases, emergency clinicians must be able to readily identify the characteristic presentations of the rashes associated with measles, rubella, and varicella, as well as the common presenting features associated with mumps. Diagnostic laboratory studies are not usually necessary, as a complete history and physical examination usually lead to an accurate diagnosis...
December 22, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745853/pneumothorax-in-pediatric-patients-management-strategies-to-improve-patient-outcomes-digest
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Matthew Harris, Joshua Rocker, Kathryn H Pade
The clinical presentation of pneumothorax is highly variable. Spontaneous pneumothoraces may present with subtle symptoms when a small air leak is present, but can progress to hemodynamic instability in the setting of tension physiology. The etiologies are broad and the severity can vary greatly. A trauma patient with a pneumothorax may also have the added complexity of other potentially life-threatening injuries. While there is a wealth of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pneumothoraces in the adult literature, the approach to pediatric patients is largely extrapolated from that literature without a significant evidence base...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745847/transient-global-amnesia-emergency-department-evaluation-and-management-digest
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Jeremy Samuel Faust, Andreea Nemes, Milana Zaurova
Transient global amnesia is a clinically distinct syndrome characterized by the acute inability to form new memories. It can last up to 24 hours. The diagnosis is dependent on eliminating other more serious etiologies including toxic ingestions, acute strokes, complex partial seizures, and central nervous system infections. Transient global amnesia confers no known long-term risks; however, when abnormal signs or symptoms are present, they take precedence and guide the formulation of a differential diagnosis and investigation...
August 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743791/imaging-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
James Caldwell, Manraj K S Heran, Ben McGuinness, P Alan Barber
Prompt and accurate diagnosis is the foundation of acute ischaemic stroke care. Multiple positive endovascular thrombectomy trials in ischaemic stroke patients with large vessel occlusions have further emphasised this but also added complexity to treatment decisions. CT angiography is now routine for patients who present with an acute stroke syndrome around the world. Members of the neurology and stroke teams (rather than radiologists) are often the first doctors to lay eyes on the CT images and are best equipped to integrate the clinical picture with the imaging findings...
July 25, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742306/identifying-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain-who-are-at-low-risk-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-digest
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David Markel, Jeremy Kim
Though a minority of patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain have acute coronary syndromes,identifying the patients who may be safely discharged and determining whether further testing is needed remains challenging. From the prehospital care setting to disposition and follow-up, this systematic review addresses the fundamentals of the emergency department evaluation of patients determined to be at low risk for acute coronary syndromes or adverse outcomes. Clinical risk scores are discussed, as well as the evidence and indications for confirmatory testing...
July 21, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739561/smartphone-based-monitoring-of-objective-and-subjective-data-in-affective-disorders-where-are-we-and-where-are-we-going-systematic-review
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Ezgi Dogan, Christian Sander, Xenija Wagner, Ulrich Hegerl, Elisabeth Kohls
BACKGROUND: Electronic mental health interventions for mood disorders have increased rapidly over the past decade, most recently in the form of various systems and apps that are delivered via smartphones. OBJECTIVE: We aim to provide an overview of studies on smartphone-based systems that combine subjective ratings with objectively measured data for longitudinal monitoring of patients with affective disorders. Specifically, we aim to examine current knowledge on: (1) the feasibility of, and adherence to, such systems; (2) the association of monitored data with mood status; and (3) the effects of monitoring on clinical outcomes...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727248/vascular-anomaly-cases-for-the-pediatric-hematologist-oncologists-an-interdisciplinary-review
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REVIEW
Denise M Adams, Leonardo R Brandão, Caitlin M Peterman, Anita Gupta, Manish Patel, Steven Fishman, Cameron C Trenor
Vascular anomalies (VAs) are classified as tumors or malformations depending on their clinical characteristics, pathological diagnosis, and genomic information. Diagnosis can be challenging because of the heterogeneity of clinical presentation; thus, the best diagnosis and care are provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists. Over the past 10 years, an increasing number of pediatric hematologist/oncologists are caring for patients with VAs secondary to new medical therapy options and clinical trials...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697040/navigating-the-cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines-for-women-aged-older-than-65-years
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Taniqua A Miller, Lisa Flowers
One of the most notable changes stemming from consensus guidance in 2012 is cessation of cervical cancer screening in low-risk women aged older than 65 years. Despite evidence provided for this recommendation, implementation in clinical practice can be challenging, with resistance from patients and providers. This NAMS Practice Pearl reviews data supporting this recommendation and provides clinicians with confidence as we counsel our patients.
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697035/caring-for-the-lesbian-patient-at-midlife-and-beyond
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Jordan E Rullo, Stephanie S Faubion
Clinicians who have an understanding of lesbian women and their unique stressors, who provide a welcoming and inclusive environment, and who provide cross-cultural care are well positioned to reduce healthcare stigma and improve clinical outcomes. This Practice Pearl addresses these issues, focusing on the lesbian patient at midlife and beyond.
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694045/myelitis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Xiang-Yang Li, Hai-Bing Xiao, Pearl Pai
SLE-associated acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a rare, but potentially severe complication of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and may lead to significant motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunctions in the central nervous system resulting in marked neurological deficits. It is important to recognize its clinical feature to allow timely diagnosis and management of this condition. In this review, we aimed to provide the reader with the understanding of its clinical presentation and classification, the underlying pathological, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) appearance, and current status of management, with an emphasis on recent discoveries and advancements...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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