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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320773/identity-change-and-informed-consent
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Karsten Witt
In this paper, I focus on a kind of medical intervention that is at the same time fascinating and disturbing: identity-changing interventions. My guiding question is how such interventions can be ethically justified within the bounds of contemporary bioethical mainstream that places great weight on the patient's informed consent. The answer that is standardly given today is that patients should be informed about the identity effects, thus suggesting that changes in identity can be treated like 'normal' side effects...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303702/studies-on-the-quality-nutrition-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos
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Małgorzata Szczuko, Patrycja Sankowska, Marta Zapałowska-Chwyć, Paweł Wysokiński
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) manifests itself with various symptoms, therefore it interests representatives of many medical specializations: general practitioners, gynecologists, endocrinologists, dermatologists, cardiologists and those who deal with metabolic disorders, such as dieticians. Objective: The aim of this study was perform the qualitative assessment of components of diets of women with PCOS as one of the major factor contributing to the disease...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284323/optimizing-drug-delivery-in-copd-the-role-of-inhaler-devices
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REVIEW
Paola Rogliani, Luigino Calzetta, Angelo Coppola, Francesco Cavalli, Josuel Ora, Ermanno Puxeddu, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola
Inhaled medication is the cornerstone of the pharmacological treatment for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Several inhaler devices exist, and each device has specific characteristics to achieve the optimal inhalation of drugs. The correct use of inhaler devices is not granted and patients may incur in mistakes when using pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) or dry-powder inhaler (DPIs). The incorrect use of inhaler devices can lead to a poorly controlled disease status...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281843/tolerance-of-ambiguity-perfectionism-and-resilience-are-associated-with-personality-profiles-of-medical-students-oriented-to-rural-practice
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Diann S Eley, Janni K Leung, Narelle Campbell, C Robert Cloninger
PURPOSE: Resilience, coping with uncertainty and learning from mistakes are vital characteristics for all medical disciplines - particularly rural practice. Levels of coping constructs were examined in medical students with and without a rural background or an interest in rural practice. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys identified two personality profiles, and their association with levels of Tolerance of Ambiguity, Resilience, Perfectionism-High Standards and Concern over mistakes as constructs indicative of coping...
March 10, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281112/performance-of-kymerax%C3%A2-precision-drive-articulating-surgical-system-compared-to-conventional-laparoscopic-instruments-in-a-pelvitrainer-model
#5
Marco Alain Sieber, Bernhard Fellmann-Fischer, Michael Mueller
BACKGROUND: The Kymerax© Precision-Drive Articulating Surgical System by Terumo© is a handheld laparoscopic robot which permits motion in two additional degrees of freedom (deflection and rotation in the instrument tip). In a pelvitrainer model, we compared the performance of participants with different laparoscopic experiences and compared Kymerax© to conventional laparoscopic instruments. METHODS: 20 expert surgeons, performing more than 50 laparoscopic procedures per year, and 25 medical students without any experience in surgery at all were selected...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280557/not-normal-the-uncertainties-of-scientific-measurements
#6
David C Bailey
Judging the significance and reproducibility of quantitative research requires a good understanding of relevant uncertainties, but it is often unclear how well these have been evaluated and what they imply. Reported scientific uncertainties were studied by analysing 41 000 measurements of 3200 quantities from medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and interlaboratory comparisons ranging from chemistry to toxicology. Outliers are common, with 5σ disagreements up to five orders of magnitude more frequent than naively expected...
January 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255471/intracerebral-bleeding-and-massive-pericardial-effusion-as-presenting-symptoms-of-myxedema-crisis
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M Kirsch, C Rimpau, C H Nickel, P Baier
The endocrinological emergency of a fully blown myxedema crisis can present as a multicolored clinical picture. This can obscure the underlying pathology and easily lead to mistakes in clinical diagnosis, work-up, and treatment. We present a case of an unconscious 39-year-old patient with a medical history of weakness, lethargy, and findings of hyponatremia, intracerebral bleeding, and massive pericardial effusion. Finally, myxedema crisis was diagnosed as underlying cause. Replacement therapy of thyroid hormone and conservative management of the intracerebral bleeding resulted in patient's survival without significant neurological impairment...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254364/teamwork-among-midwives-during-neonatal-resuscitation-at-a-maternity-hospital-in-nepal
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Johan Wrammert, Sabitri Sapkota, Kedar Baral, Ashish Kc, Mats Målqvist, Margareta Larsson
PROBLEM: The ability of health care providers to work together is essential for favourable outcomes in neonatal resuscitation, but perceptions of such teamwork have rarely been studied in low-income settings. BACKGROUND: Neonatal resuscitation is a proven intervention for reducing neonatal mortality globally, but the long-term effects of clinical training for this skill need further attention. Having an understanding of barriers to teamwork among nurse midwives can contribute to the sustainability of improved clinical practice...
February 26, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247620/-chronic-prostatitis-a-new-paradigm-of-treatment
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V A Bozhedomov
This paper proposes health care recommendations for men with chronic prostatitis (CP) taking into account etiopathogenesis and the clinical presentation of the disease. The proposal is based on the experience of federal and regional clinics of urology and gynecology, respective departments for postgraduate education and on the analysis of scientific literature. It is shown that managing patients with CP requires consideration of factors beyond the traditional practice of urology. The author validates the need to use the modern prostatitis classification UPOINT instead of the traditional NIH NIDDK (1995) to increase the effectiveness of treatment...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236867/medication-errors-in-anesthesia-unacceptable-or-unavoidable
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Ira Dhawan, Anurag Tewari, Sankalp Sehgal, Ashish Chandra Sinha
Medication errors are the common causes of patient morbidity and mortality. It adds financial burden to the institution as well. Though the impact varies from no harm to serious adverse effects including death, it needs attention on priority basis since medication errors' are preventable. In today's world where people are aware and medical claims are on the hike, it is of utmost priority that we curb this issue. Individual effort to decrease medication error alone might not be successful until a change in the existing protocols and system is incorporated...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228612/biomechanical-evaluation-of-three-ventral-fixation-methods-for-canine-atlantoaxial-instability-a-cadaveric-study
#11
Fumitaka Takahashi, Takaharu Hakozaki, Nobuo Kanno, Yasuji Harada, Shinya Yamaguchi, Yasushi Hara
Vol. 78, No. 12 (2016), The "received date" year in the manuscript was printed incorrectly. Error: Received 25 March 2015 ↓ Correction: Received 25 March 2016 The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science Editorial Office would like to offer our sincere apologies for this mistake.
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215494/2d-versus-3d-in-laparoscopic-surgery-by-beginners-and-experts-a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-a-pelvitrainer-in-objectively-graded-surgical-steps
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Johannes Spille, Antonia Wenners, Ulrike von Hehn, Nicolai Maass, Ulrich Pecks, Liselotte Mettler, Ibrahim Alkatout
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Progress in endoscopic surgery in the past few decades has led to the application of 3-dimensional (3D) procedures in operating rooms. This permits patient- and surgeon-friendly operations and also maximizes the superiority of laparoscopy over laparotomy. In this study, we compare 2-dimensional (2D) and 3D endoscopy techniques with regard to time, efficiency, optics, and handling by users with different degrees of experience at 4 difficulty levels. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial on a pelvitrainer in objectively graded surgical steps for students and postgraduates...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211050/the-care-approach-to-reducing-diagnostic-errors
#13
Jess L Rush, Stephen E Helms, Eliot N Mostow
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic errors appear to be the most common, costly, and dangerous of all medical mistakes. There has been a notable increase on the focus of error prevention as part of a growing patient safety movement. However, diagnostic errors have received less attention than other types of error. Our goal is to present a short mnemonic that can act as a checklist or posted reminder to help practitioners in dermatology or any field of medicine to avoid diagnostic errors. METHODS: To meet this goal, the authors reviewed the literature and discussed errors and potential errors they have experienced over 55 years of combined practice, to create a short mnemonic...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194215/accidental-ingestion-of-e-cigarette-liquid-nicotine-in-a-15-month-old-child-an-infant-mortality-case-of-nicotine-intoxication
#14
An Deok Seo, Dong Chan Kim, Hee Joon Yu, Min Jae Kang
Electronic cigarettes are novel tobacco products that are frequently used these days. The cartridge contains liquid nicotine and accidental poisoning, even with a small oral dose, endangers children. We present here a mortality case of a 15-month-old child who ingested liquid nicotine mistaking it for cold medicine. When the emergency medical technicians arrived, she was found to have pulseless electrical activity. Spontaneous circulation was restored after approximately 40 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186835/preparing-pediatric-healthcare-professionals-for-end-of-life-care-discussions-an-exploratory-study
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Amanda Henderson, Jeanine Young, Anthony Herbert, Natalie Bradford, Lee-Anne Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Preparedness to initiate end-of-life (EoL) discussions is a confronting and daunting task for all healthcare professionals. We conducted a group interview to explore healthcare professionals' experiences of preparing for EoL discussions with the patient and their family in a pediatric context. AIM: To identify what pediatric healthcare professionals consider important when preparing for an EoL discussion. METHODS: A qualitative design using a group interview...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185075/paediatric-patient-safety-and-the-need-for-aviation-black-box-thinking-to-learn-from-and-prevent-medication-errors
#16
Chi Huynh, Ian C K Wong, Jo Correa-West, David Terry, Suzanne McCarthy
Since the publication of To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System in 1999, there has been much research conducted into the epidemiology, nature and causes of medication errors in children, from prescribing and supply to administration. It is reassuring to see growing evidence of improving medication safety in children; however, based on media reports, it can be seen that serious and fatal medication errors still occur. This critical opinion article examines the problem of medication errors in children and provides recommendations for research, training of healthcare professionals and a culture shift towards dealing with medication errors...
April 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184045/effect-of-novel-inhaler-technique-reminder-labels-on-the-retention-of-inhaler-technique-skills-in-asthma-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Iman A Basheti, Nathir M Obeidat, Helen K Reddel
Inhaler technique can be corrected with training, but skills drop off quickly without repeated training. The aim of our study was to explore the effect of novel inhaler technique labels on the retention of correct inhaler technique. In this single-blind randomized parallel-group active-controlled study, clinical pharmacists enrolled asthma patients using controller medication by Accuhaler [Diskus] or Turbuhaler. Inhaler technique was assessed using published checklists (score 0-9). Symptom control was assessed by asthma control test...
December 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141771/ethics-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-when-mistakes-happen-an-approach-to-the-process-evaluation-and-response-to-medical-errors
#18
Naomi Dreisinger, Nathan Zapolsky
The emergency department (ED) is an environment that is conducive to medical errors. The ED is a time-pressured environment where physicians aim to rapidly evaluate and treat patients. Quick thinking and problem-based solutions are often used to assist in evaluation and diagnosis. Error analysis leads to an understanding of the cause of a medical error and is important to prevent future errors. Research suggests mechanisms to prevent medical errors in the pediatric ED, but prevention is not always possible...
February 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114911/the-intention-to-disclose-medical-errors-among-doctors-in-a-referral-hospital-in-north-malaysia
#19
Arvinder-Singh Hs, Abdul Rashid
BACKGROUND: In this study, medical errors are defined as unintentional patient harm caused by a doctor's mistake. This topic, due to limited research, is poorly understood in Malaysia. The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of doctors intending to disclose medical errors, and their attitudes/perception pertaining to medical errors. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at a tertiary public hospital from July- December 2015 among 276 randomly selected doctors...
January 23, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113168/what-can-big-data-tell-us-about-health-finding-gold-through-data-mining
#20
Leslie Mertz
"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data," said Sherlock Holmes creator and author Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887. In this era of big data, and especially the crush of medical information becoming available through new technologies and bulging databases, Doyle's quote could be updated to: "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data and understands what they mean."
September 2016: IEEE Pulse
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