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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428019/radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-executive-summary-of-an-astro-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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David J Sher, David J Adelstein, Gopal K Bajaj, David M Brizel, Ezra E W Cohen, Aditya Halthore, Louis B Harrison, Charles Lu, Benjamin J Moeller, Harry Quon, James W Rocco, Erich M Sturgis, Roy B Tishler, Andy Trotti, John Waldron, Avraham Eisbruch
PURPOSE: To present evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) with definitive or adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The American Society for Radiation Oncology convened the OPSCC Guideline Panel to perform a systematic literature review investigating the following key questions: (1) When is it appropriate to add systemic therapy to definitive RT in the treatment of OPSCC? (2) When is it appropriate to deliver postoperative RT with and without systemic therapy following primary surgery for OPSCC? (3) When is it appropriate to use induction chemotherapy in the treatment of OPSCC? (4) What are the appropriate dose, fractionation, and volume regimens with and without systemic therapy in the treatment of OPSCC? RESULTS: Patients with stage IV and stage T3 N0-1 OPSCC treated with definitive RT should receive concurrent high-dose intermittent cisplatin...
April 11, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412908/news-in-the-indications-of-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-according-to-the-guidelines-of-the-american-college-of-chest-physicians-2016
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Gabriela Cesarman Maus, Guillermo Jose Ruiz Argüelles
Antithrombotic guidelines published by the Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), are continuously updated as clinically relevant information accumulates. The Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis were published in 2012. This year, the topic that has been updated pertains to antithrombotic therapy, specifically addressing prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. In this paper, I focus on these guidelines regarding the indications or lack thereof for the use of Non-vitamin K-antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACS), also referred to as Direct-acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACS)...
April 13, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401099/physicians-preferences-and-perceptions-regarding-donor-selection-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-korea-when-a-matched-domestic-donor-is-not-available
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Min Kyung Shin, Sangjin Shin, Ja Youn Lee, Youngil Koh
BACKGROUND: A number of alternative donor options exist for patients who fail to find domestic HLA-matched donors for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). We assessed physicians' perspectives on allo-HSCT donor selection when a matched domestic donor is not available. METHODS: We administered a questionnaire survey to 55 hematologists (response rate: 28%) who attended the annual spring conference of the Korean Society of Haematology in 2015...
March 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383375/comparison-of-vaginal-hysterectomy-techniques-and-interventions-for-benign-indications-a-systematic-review
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Peter C Jeppson, Sunil Balgobin, David D Rahn, Kristen A Matteson, Alexis A Dieter, David R Ellington, Sarit O Aschkenazi, Cara Grimes, Mamta M Mamik, Ethan M Balk, Miles Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To create evidence-based clinical practice guidelines based on a systematic review of published literature regarding the risks and benefits of available preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative technical steps and interventions at the time of vaginal hysterectomy for benign indications. DATA SOURCES: We systematically searched the literature to identify studies that compared technical steps or interventions during the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative periods surrounding vaginal hysterectomy...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379914/treatment-of-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly
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Robert H Quinn, Pekka A Mooar, Jayson N Murray, Ryan Pezold, Kaitlyn S Sevarino
Evidence-based information, in conjunction with the clinical expertise of physicians, was used to develop the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) document Treatment of Hip Fractures in the Elderly to improve patient care and obtain optimal outcomes while considering the subtleties and distinctions necessary in making clinical decisions. The AUC clinical patient scenarios were derived from indications typical of patients commonly presenting with hip fractures in clinical practice, as well as from current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and supporting literature...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372991/recurrent-dislocation-scientific-evidence-and-management-following-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
A R Melo, E D Pereira Júnior, L A de M Santos, B C do E Vasconcelos
Recurrent mandibular dislocation is a rare condition that can have a negative impact on quality of life. Different surgical techniques are employed in the treatment of this condition, and the demand for maximum healthcare quality has contributed to the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice. The objective of this study was to determine the level of scientific evidence in articles reporting open surgical treatment for recurrent mandibular dislocation. A comprehensive search strategy was conducted to locate relevant articles in the PubMed and Web of Science databases on open surgical treatment for recurrent mandibular dislocation published between January 1974 and August 2014...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293127/care-pathways-in-thrombosis-management-the-innovate-peer-to-peer-educational-initiative
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REVIEW
Raj K Patel
CONTEXT: Anticoagulant options for the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) now include the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). The safe and effective integration of these agents into routine clinical practice within different health care settings presents common challenges. Bayer AG created the INternational Network fOr Venous and Arterial Thrombosis Excellence in practice (INNOVATE) program as a professional education network to foster best practice in thrombosis management in the NOAC era...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270235/-preventive-contralateral-mastectomy-despite-absence-of-gene-mutation-management-and-treatment-of-women-with-no-medical-indication
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L de Jong, T M A L Klem, M Groen, L B Koppert, R A Oldenburg, W W Vrijland
Recently, there has been an increase in the rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPM) as a therapy for breast cancer. The CPM is performed to achieve a reduction in the risk of developing asecond breast cancer. However, evidence is lacking for beneficial survival outcomes after a CPM in patients without a gene mutation, and complications of surgery are inevitable. Currently there are no evidence-based clinical practice guidelines available for clinicians to decide upon the right treatment for patients without a gene mutation...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259315/clinical-practice-guidelines-proposed-the-use-of-pit-and-fissure-sealants-to-prevent-and-arrest-noncavitated-carious-lesions
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Chris Deery
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants: A report of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Wright JT, Crall JJ, Fontana M, Gillette EJ, Nový BB, Dhar V, Donly K, Hewlett ER, Quinonez RB, Chaffin J, Crespin M, Iafolla T, Siegal MD, Tampi MP, Graham L, Estrich C, Carrasco-Labra A. J Am Dent Assoc. 2016;147(8):672-82. SOURCE OF FUNDING: American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry...
March 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244889/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-programs
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James O Sanders, Gregory Alexander Brown, Jayson Murray, Ryan Pezold, Kaitlyn Sevarino
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs. Evidence-based information, in conjunction with the clinical expertise of physicians, was used to develop the criteria to improve patient care and obtain best outcomes while considering the subtleties and distinctions necessary in making clinical decisions. The clinical patient scenarios presented in the AUC document ACL Injury Prevention Programs were derived from indications typical of patients who commonly present with ACL injuries in clinical practice as well as from current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and supporting literature...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235433/efforts-to-increase-implementation-of-evidence-based-clinical-practices-to-improve-adolescent-friendly-reproductive-health-services
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Lisa M Romero, Oluwatosin Olaiya, Rachel Hallum-Montes, Balalakshmi Varanasi, Trisha Mueller, L Duane House, Karen Schlanger, Dawn Middleton
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to describe changes in implementation of evidence-based clinical practices among health center partners as part of a multicomponent, community-wide teen pregnancy prevention initiative; to better understand the barriers to and facilitators of implementation of the evidence-based clinical practices; and to describe the technical assistance and training provided to the health center partners and key lessons learned. METHODS: Health center data from the second and third years (2012 and 2013) of the teen pregnancy prevention community-wide initiative were analyzed from 10 communities (the first year was a planning year; program implementation began in the second year)...
March 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206888/evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-use-of-pit-and-fissure-sealants
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BACKGROUND: This article presents evidence-based clinical recommendations for the use of pit-and-fissure sealants on the occlusal surfaces of primary and permanent molars in children and adolescents. A guideline panel convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry conducted a systematic review and formulated recommendations to address clinical questions in relation to the efficacy, retention, and potential side effects of sealants to prevent dental caries; their efficacy compared with fluoride varnishes; and a head-to-head comparison of the different types of sealant material used to prevent caries on pits-and-fissures of occlusal surfaces...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162204/-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-dural-tears-and-the-consequent-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-during-spine-surgery
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Dural tears (DT) and the consequent cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak are not rare in spine surgeries. CSF leak can be troublesome, leading to pseudomeningocele, cutaneous CSF fistula, and meningitis. Revision surgery is unavoidable in some cases. The reported incidences of DT and CSF leak are different according to the various pathologies. Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, revision spine surgery and multi-segment laminectomy have higher risks for DT. Various techniques have been described to manage this complication, such as bed rest, repair with dural substitutes, fibrin glue, gelatin sponge, lumbar drain, muscle flap, etc...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159076/preventing-unplanned-perioperative-hypothermia-in-children
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Susan E Beedle, Amy Phillips, Shirley Wiggins, Leeza Struwe
Unplanned perioperative hypothermia is a common surgical risk. Unplanned hypothermia is defined as a body temperature below 36° C (96.8° F) during any phase of the perioperative period. Perioperative nurses at a Midwestern tertiary pediatric hospital developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) designed to maintain normothermia for the pediatric surgical population. This CPG outlined standard thermoregulation nursing interventions and required the consistent use of a temporal artery thermometer...
February 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132014/obstetrical-brachial-plexus-injury-obpi-canada-s-national-clinical-practice-guideline
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Christopher J Coroneos, Sophocles H Voineskos, Marie K Christakis, Achilleas Thoma, James R Bain, Melissa C Brouwers
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to establish an evidence-based clinical practice guideline for the primary management of obstetrical brachial plexus injury (OBPI). This clinical practice guideline addresses 4 existing gaps: (1) historic poor use of evidence, (2) timing of referral to multidisciplinary care, (3) Indications and timing of operative nerve repair and (4) distribution of expertise. SETTING: The guideline is intended for all healthcare providers treating infants and children, and all specialists treating upper extremity injuries...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117605/quality-assessment-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-using-the-agree-ii-instrument
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Alfredo J Lucendo, Ángel Arias, Olga Redondo-González, Javier Molina-Infante
BACKGROUND: High-quality evidence-based clinical practice guidelines can guide diagnosis and treatment to optimize outcomes. We aimed to systematically review the quality of international guidelines on eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). METHODS: MEDLINE and Scopus databases were searched for appropriate guidelines up to 2016. Two gastroenterologists and two methodologists independently evaluated the documents using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument...
April 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105750/development-of-a-peer-review-framework-for-cancer-multi-disciplinary-meetings
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Claire E Johnson, Neli Slavova-Azmanova, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: There is no mechanism in place for monitoring or quality improvement of cancer multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) in Australia. OBJECTIVE: To develop a peer review process for quality improvement of MDMs. METHODS: This project involved three phases: 1) development of a draft peer review framework, supporting documents and peer review process; 2) consultation with key stakeholders; 3) refinement of the framework, documents and processes following a pilot study with three MDMs...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057027/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-management-of-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-in-primary-healthcare-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Dawn V Ernstzen, Quinette A Louw, Susan L Hillier
BACKGROUND: Up-to-date, high quality, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) that are applicable for primary healthcare are vital to optimize services for the population with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMSP). The study aimed to systematically identify and appraise the available evidence-based CPGs for the management of CMSP in adults presenting in primary healthcare settings. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted. Twelve guideline clearinghouses and six electronic databases were searched for eligible CPGs published between the years 2000 and May 2015...
January 5, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031644/ineffective-treatment-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-in-obese-subject-with-traumatic-fractures-of-the-leg
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Egidio Imbalzano, Michele Creazzo, Giovanni Trapani, Giuseppina Lizio, Antonino Saitta
American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, 9th edition, 2012, suggest no prophylaxis rather than pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk of isolated lower leg injuries distal to knee requiring leg immobilization. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is a class of drugs commonly used as antithrombotics in surgery and in case of prolonged bed rest and hypomobility. A 35-year-old obese man with no history of health disease (height, 170 cm; weight, 95 kg; and body mass index, 32...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993360/the-quality-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-chronic-respiratory-diseases-and-the-reliability-of-the-agree-ii-an-observational-study
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Juliana Souza Uzeloto, Anne M Moseley, Mark R Elkins, Marcia Rodrigues Franco, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Ana Paula Coelho Figueira Freire, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos
OBJECTIVES: To survey the quality of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for chronic respiratory diseases relevant to physiotherapy practice using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation version II instrument (AGREE II) and to evaluate the inter-rater reliability of AGREE II. DESIGN: Observational survey. PROCEDURES: Guidelines indexed in the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) on chronic respiratory diseases were evaluated by four assessors using AGREE II...
November 15, 2016: Physiotherapy
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