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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820896/a-strategy-for-scaling-up-access-to-comprehensive-care-in-adults-with-chagas-disease-in-endemic-countries-the-bolivian-chagas-platform
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Maria-Jesus Pinazo, Jimy Pinto, Lourdes Ortiz, Jareth Sánchez, Wilson García, Ruth Saravia, Mirko-R Cortez, Silvia Moriana, Enric Grau, Daniel Lozano, Joaquim Gascon, Faustino Torrico
BACKGROUND: Bolivia has the highest prevalence of Chagas disease (CD) in the world (6.1%), with more than 607,186 people with Trypanosoma cruzi infection, most of them adults. In Bolivia CD has been declared a national priority. In 2009, the Chagas National Program (ChNP) had neither a protocol nor a clear directive for diagnosis and treatment of adults. Although programs had been implemented for congenital transmission and for acute cases, adults remained uncovered. Moreover, health professionals were not aware of treatment recommendations aimed at this population, and research on CD was limited; it was difficult to increase awareness of the disease, understand the challenges it presented, and adapt strategies to cope with it...
August 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813765/bronchiolitis-in-infants-and-children
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Alexandra Schaller, Carl S Galloway
Bronchiolitis is among the most common illnesses in infants and children, and is the most common cause for hospitalization in infants in the U.S. This illness can be caused by many viruses, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus. It is diagnosed clinically by history and physical exam findings, with a narrow role for ancillary testing. Management is supportive, with medications demonstrating limited utility in multiple studies. Preventive measures include hand hygiene, breastfeeding, avoiding tobacco smoke exposure, and isolation precautions for hospitalized patients...
June 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796238/a-proposed-approach-to-accelerate-evidence-generation-for-genomic-based-technologies-in-the-context-of-a-learning-health-system
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REVIEW
Christine Y Lu, Marc S Williams, Geoffrey S Ginsburg, Sengwee Toh, Jeff S Brown, Muin J Khoury
Genomic technologies should demonstrate analytical and clinical validity and clinical utility prior to wider adoption in clinical practice. However, the question of clinical utility remains unanswered for many genomic technologies. In this paper, we propose three building blocks for rapid generation of evidence on clinical utility of promising genomic technologies that underpin clinical and policy decisions. We define promising genomic tests as those that have proven analytical and clinical validity. First, risk-sharing agreements could be implemented between payers and manufacturers to enable temporary coverage that would help incorporate promising technologies into routine clinical care...
August 10, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780541/associations-between-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-and-the-presence-of-hpv-premalignant-and-malignant-cervical-lesions-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-current-evidence-and-directions-for-future-research
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Sonia Menon, Rodolfo Rossi, Natasha Zdraveska, Mbabazi Kariisa, Sushama D Acharya, Davy Vanden Broeck, Steven Callens
OBJECTIVES: In sub-Saharan Africa, substantial international funding along with evidence-based clinical practice have resulted in an unparalleled scale-up of access to antiretroviral treatment at a higher CD4 count. The role and timing of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in mediating cervical disease remains unclear. The aim of this article is to systematically review all evidence pertaining to Africa and identify research gaps regarding the epidemiological association between HAART use and the presence of premalignant/malignant cervical lesions...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768464/perception-of-belgian-nurses-about-evidence-based-clinical-practice-implementation-a-focus-group-study
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Benoit Pétré, Nicolas Gillain, Nadine Jacqmin, Jef Adriaenssens, Kristel Vandenbosch, Pierre Gillet, Robert Vander Stichele, Geert Thienpont, Michèle Guillaume
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Despite recommendations to integrate evidence-based practice into nursing care, evidence-based nursing (EBN) implementation is generally lacking. Strategies for developing an EBN implementation plan require an evaluation of nurses' needs and expectations. The aim of this study was to evaluate how Belgian nurses perceive EBN. METHODS: Descriptive qualitative data were obtained via focus groups. Fifty-six nurses took part in the study and were assigned to one of seven focus groups based on their work setting and the local language...
August 2, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728623/veterans-affairs-primary-care-provider-perceptions-of-insomnia-treatment
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Christi S Ulmer, Hayden B Bosworth, Jean C Beckham, Anne Germain, Amy S Jeffreys, David Edelman, Stephanie Macy, Angela Kirby, Corrine I Voils
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Insomnia is a widespread issue among United States adults and rates of insomnia among veterans are even higher than the general population. Prior research examining primary care provider (PCP) perspectives on insomnia treatment found that: sleep hygiene and pharmacotherapy are the primary treatments offered; PCPs tend to focus on perceived causes of insomnia rather than the insomnia itself; and neither patients nor providers are satisfied with insomnia treatment options...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675782/alternative-or-nontraditional-sexualities-and-therapy-a-case-report
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Richard A Sprott, Anna Randall, Karen Davison, Neil Cannon, Ryan G Witherspoon
A traditionally marginalized subset of couples engage in consensual nonmonogamy (CNM: open marriage, polyamory, swinging, etc.) or alternative sexualities, such as kink or bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism. Nonmonogamous and sexually diverse individuals often experience discrimination or stigma in various domains of professional services, including mental healthcare. These cases require knowledge, skills, and awareness to provide culturally sensitive care, which is often called "kink aware therapy" or "poly-friendly therapy" within alternative sexuality communities...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665919/medical-compliance-to-evidence-based-clinical-guidelines-on-secondary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-a-hospital-from-lima-peru-a-retrospective-study
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Zaira Castañeda-Amado, Lesly Calixto-Aguilar, César Loza Munarriz, Félix A Medina Palomino
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. When an acute myocardial infarction occurs, it is necessary to establish secondary prevention measures, which can reduce mortality by 50%. Clinical guidelines state that the optimal medical treatment is based upon four groups of drugs: antiplatelet drugs, statins, beta-blockers and angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor antagonist. OBJECTIVE: To determine physician compliance to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on secondary prevention of coronary heart disease...
June 29, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653259/a-medication-assessment-tool-to-evaluate-prescribers-adherence-to-evidence-based-guidelines-in-bipolar-disorder
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Dalal M Al-Taweel, Mohammad Alsuwaidan
Background The goal of evidence-based clinical practice has led to an increased interest in the development of tools to measure adherence to national guidelines in different diseases. This aids in detecting and measuring inappropriate prescribing to specific patient groups by using quality standards extracted from evidence-based guidelines, and ultimately provide the basis of consistent standardized prescribing. Objective To design and validate a medication assessment tool to assess prescribers' adherence to international guideline recommendations in the management of bipolar disorder (MATBD)...
August 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649377/a-bibliometric-analysis-of-the-citation-classics-of-acute-appendicitis
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REVIEW
Manvydas Varzgalis, Dermot J Bowden, Ciaran K Mc Donald, Michael J Kerin
INTRODUCTION: Acute appendicitis is one of the most commonly encountered emergency surgical conditions. An understanding of the most highly cited research works in this field is key to good evidence based clinical practice. AIMS: To perform a bibliometric analysis on the 100 most frequently cited articles in the field of acute appendicitis. METHODS: The database of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science Expanded citation index was searched to identify the 100 most frequently cited articles in the field of acute appendicitis...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626732/albumin-bilirubin-albi-grade-as-part-of-the-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline-for-hcc-of-the-japan-society-of-hepatology-a-comparison-with-the-liver-damage-and-child-pugh-classifications
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Atsushi Hiraoka, Takashi Kumada, Masatoshi Kudo, Masashi Hirooka, Kunihiko Tsuji, Ei Itobayashi, Kazuya Kariyama, Toru Ishikawa, Kazuto Tajiri, Hironori Ochi, Toshifumi Tada, Hidenori Toyoda, Kazuhiro Nouso, Kouji Joko, Hideki Kawasaki, Yoichi Hiasa, Kojiro Michitaka
AIM/BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of 3 classifications for assessing liver function, the liver damage and Child-Pugh classifications and the newly proposed albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, in order to examine the feasibility of evaluating hepatic function using ALBI grade with the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment algorithm used in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed the medical records of 3,495 Japanese HCC patients admitted from 2000 to 2015, which were comprised of 1,580 patients hospitalized in the Ehime Prefecture area and used as a training cohort (Ehime group), and 1,915 others who were used for validation (validation group)...
June 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618868/appropriate-use-criteria-for-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-united-states
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Arup K Bhadra, Roy Altman, Vinod Dasa, Karen Myrick, Jeffrey Rosen, Vijay Vad, Peter Vitanzo, Michelle Bruno, Hillary Kleiner, Caryn Just
OBJECTIVE: A workgroup of clinical experts has developed an Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the use of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The increasingly broad and varied use of HA injections, lack of published clinical guidance, and limited coverage for their use has created the imperative to establish appropriateness criteria. METHODS: The experts of this workgroup represent rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, sports medicine, and nursing clinicians with substantive knowledge of intra-articular HA therapy...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594525/update-in-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections-when-it-is-when-it-isn-t-and-what-to-do
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Alexandre Arkader, Christopher M Brusalis, William C Warner, James H Conway, Kenneth Noonan
Musculoskeletal infections, including osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis, are a substantial cause of morbidity in children and adolescents. The increased virulence of infectious agents and the increased prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, have resulted in a more complicated clinical course for diagnosis and management, which is evidenced by an increased length of hospital stays, incidence of complications, and number of surgical interventions...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582338/management-of-patients-with-orthopaedic-implants-undergoing-dental-procedures
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Robert H Quinn, Jayson N Murray, Ryan Pezold, Kaitlyn S Sevarino
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in collaboration with the American Dental Association, has developed Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures. 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 Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures AUC clinical patient scenarios were derived from indications of patients with orthopaedic implants presenting for dental procedures, as well as from current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and supporting literature to identify the appropriateness of the use of prophylactic antibiotics...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570379/promoting-evidence-based-practice-at-a-primary-stroke-center-a-nurse-education-strategy
#15
Christina Anne Case
BACKGROUND: Promoting a culture of evidence-based practice within a health care facility is a priority for health care leaders and nursing professionals; however, tangible methods to promote translation of evidence to bedside practice are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to design and implement a nursing education intervention demonstrating to the bedside nurse how current evidence-based guidelines are used when creating standardized stroke order sets at a primary stroke center, thereby increasing confidence in the use of standardized order sets at the point of care and supporting evidence-based culture within the health care facility...
July 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500192/deprescribing-proton-pump-inhibitors-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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Barbara Farrell, Kevin Pottie, Wade Thompson, Taline Boghossian, Lisa Pizzola, Farah Joy Rashid, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Kate Walsh, Vivian Welch, Paul Moayyedi
OBJECTIVE: To develop an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper or stop proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); to focus on the highest level of evidence available and seek input from primary care professionals in the guideline development, review, and endorsement processes. METHODS: Five health professionals (1 family physician, 3 pharmacists, and 1 gastroenterologist) and 5 nonvoting members comprised the overall team; members disclosed conflicts of interest...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493616/descriptive-title-impact-of-a-webcast-on-nurses-delivery-of-tobacco-dependence-treatment
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Linda Sarna, Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Marjorie Wells, Jenny Brook
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aims were to evaluate an educational program about nurses' role in tobacco dependence treatment, and its webcast component, on the long-term impact of increasing the frequency of nurses' self-reported changes in practice related to delivery of smoking cessation interventions. BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals' knowledge about evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment using the 5As framework (Ask about tobacco use, Advise users to quit, Assess willingness to quit, Assist in making a quit plan, and Arrange for follow-up, including referral to a quitline) is essential to increase smoking cessation rates in the United States...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459336/an-official-american-thoracic-society-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-society-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-guideline-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Eddy Fan, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Ewan C Goligher, Carol L Hodgson, Laveena Munshi, Allan J Walkey, Neill K J Adhikari, Marcelo B P Amato, Richard Branson, Roy G Brower, Niall D Ferguson, Ognjen Gajic, Luciano Gattinoni, Dean Hess, Jordi Mancebo, Maureen O Meade, Daniel F McAuley, Antonio Pesenti, V Marco Ranieri, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eileen Rubin, Maureen Seckel, Arthur S Slutsky, Daniel Talmor, B Taylor Thompson, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Jan Brozek, Laurent J Brochard
BACKGROUND: This document provides evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the use of mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel conducted systematic reviews and metaanalyses of the relevant research and applied Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology for clinical recommendations. RESULTS: For all patients with ARDS, the recommendation is strong for mechanical ventilation using lower tidal volumes (4-8 ml/kg predicted body weight) and lower inspiratory pressures (plateau pressure < 30 cm H2O) (moderate confidence in effect estimates)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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 17, 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 J. 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
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