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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776624/cognition-and-objectively-measured-sleep-duration-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michelle A Short, Sarah Blunden, Gabrielle Rigney, Lisa Matricciani, Scott Coussens, Chelsea M Reynolds, Barbara Galland
BACKGROUND: Sleep recommendations are widely used to guide communities on children's sleep needs. Following recent adjustments to guidelines by the National Sleep Foundation and the subsequent consensus statement by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, we undertook a systematic literature search to evaluate the current evidence regarding relationships between objectively measured sleep duration and cognitive function in children aged 5 to 13 years. METHODS: Cognitive function included measures of memory, attention, processing speed, and intelligence in children aged 5 to 13 years...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774777/current-research-status-of-palliative-care-in-mainland-china
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Tao Wang, Alex Molassiotis, Betty Pui Man Chung, Jing-Yu Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to obtain an overview of the current research status of palliative care in Mainland China and identify research directions for future studies by characterizing palliative care studies conducted among patients with any life-limiting illness in Mainland China and published in a peer-reviewed journal before November 2016. METHODS: A review guide with 7 categories was initially developed based on existing international palliative care definitions and guidelines through content analysis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774404/quality-indicators-for-hip-fracture-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S C Voeten, P Krijnen, D M Voeten, J H Hegeman, M W J M Wouters, I B Schipper
Quality indicators are used to measure quality of care and enable benchmarking. An overview of all existing hip fracture quality indicators is lacking. The primary aim was to identify quality indicators for hip fracture care reported in literature, hip fracture audits, and guidelines. The secondary aim was to compose a set of methodologically sound quality indicators for the evaluation of hip fracture care in clinical practice. A literature search according to the PRISMA guidelines and an internet search were performed to identify hip fracture quality indicators...
May 17, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772447/one-to-one-specialling-and-sitters-in-acute-care-hospitals-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Victoria J Wood, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Nick Swart, Michelle McIntosh, Sonya Crowe, Stephen Morris, Naomi J Fulop
BACKGROUND: One to one specialling is a type of care which is provided to ensure the safety of patients who may be suffering from cognitive impairment, exhibit challenging behaviour, or may be at risk of falls or of causing harm to themselves or others. Care such as this, often referred to as 'specialling' or 'sitting' is common practice in most hospitals around the world, but there is a lack of evidence regarding its cost effectiveness and the quality of care provided. AIM: The aim of this scoping review was to explore the breadth and scope of literature on one to one specialling, sitters and similar types of care in acute secondary care settings, in order to identify the challenges and concerns relating to the quality of care (process and outcomes) and cost effectiveness emerging from the literature, and determine the implications of this for policy, practice and future research...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771251/-ebm-guidelines-protocols-knowledge-attitudes-and-utilization-in-the-era-of-law-on-professional-responsibility-and-safety-of-health-care
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Silvia Minozzi, Francesca Ruggiero, Matteo Capobussi, Marien González-Lorenzo, Micaela La Regina, Alessandro Squizzato, Lorenzo Moja, Francesco Orlandini
INTRODUCTION: <AbstractText Label="INTRODUCTION" NlmCategory="BACKGROUND">The knowledge of principles and methods of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and the use of Clinical Practice Guidelines to inform clinical decisions are recognised as key instruments to improve the quality of care. In Italy the Parliament has revised the legal system that rules the responsibilities of health professionals and health care safety, prescribing health professionals to adhere to guidelines and good practice recommendations...
May 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771210/variables-affecting-hospital-length-of-stay-a-scoping-review
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Sandra C Buttigieg, Lorraine Abela, Adriana Pace
Purpose Tertiary hospitals have registered an incremental rise in expenditure mostly because of the increasing demands by ageing populations. Reducing the length of stay (LOS) of patients within tertiary hospitals is one of the strategies, which has been used in the last decades to ensure health care systems' sustainability. Furthermore, LOS is one of the key performance indicators, which is widely used to assess hospital efficiency. Hence, it is crucial that policy makers use evidence-based practices in health care to aim for optimal LOS...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769103/the-alfa-and-beta-of-tumours-a-review-of-parameters-of-the-linear-quadratic-model-derived-from-clinical-radiotherapy-studies
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REVIEW
C M van Leeuwen, A L Oei, J Crezee, A Bel, N A P Franken, L J A Stalpers, H P Kok
BACKGROUND: Prediction of radiobiological response is a major challenge in radiotherapy. Of several radiobiological models, the linear-quadratic (LQ) model has been best validated by experimental and clinical data. Clinically, the LQ model is mainly used to estimate equivalent radiotherapy schedules (e.g. calculate the equivalent dose in 2 Gy fractions, EQD2 ), but increasingly also to predict tumour control probability (TCP) and normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) using logistic models...
May 16, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768089/a-commentary-on-effects-of-regular-physical-activity-on-the-cognitive-performance-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-systematic-review-by-podolski-et-al-metab-syndr-relat-disord-2017-15-481-493
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Erin M Shellington, Sonja M Reichert, Robert J Petrella
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) imparts an increased risk for cognitive decline, specifically executive function, which is important to maintain for diabetes self-management. There is evidence to suggest that exercise improves cognition in healthy older adults; however, the literature in adults with T2DM is lacking. This commentary is in complement to Podolski et al.'s systematic review evaluating the effects of physical activity on cognitive function in adults with T2DM. We have included eight additional studies and further highlight their conclusions on the heterogeneity of the literature thus far...
May 16, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766824/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-obesity-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-studies-on-preclinical-evidence
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Fatima Saleh, Leila Itani, Simona Calugi, Riccardo Dalle Grave, Marwan El Ghoch
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an increasing global health problem, but its treatment is not yet optimal, especially in the long term. For this reason, preclinical studies have been conducted relating to a new therapeutic strategy for obesity based on adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs). The aim of our systematic review is to summarize these findings deriving from the animal model in order to establish whether there is sufficient evidence to justify going forward to clinical studies...
May 15, 2018: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764931/high-rates-of-variation-in-hla-dq2-dq8-testing-for-coeliac-disease-results-from-an-rcpaqap-pilot-program
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Martin Patrick Horan, Sze Yee Chai, Nalishia Munusamy, Kwang Hong Tay, Louise Wienholt, Jason A Tye-Din, James Daveson, Michael Varney, Tony Badrick
AIM: Coeliac disease(CD) is a highly prevalent, gluten-dependent, autoimmune enteropathy. While the diagnosis is based on serological and histological criteria, genotyping of the human leucocyte antigens (HLA) DQ2 and DQ8 has been shown to have substantial clinical utility, especially in excluding the diagnosis in patients who do not carry either antigen. As a result, HLA genotyping is now being performed by more laboratories and has recently become one of the most frequently requested genetic tests in Australia...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764870/physicians-attitudes-towards-the-media-and-peer-review-selection-of-the-best-cancer-doctor-comparison-of-two-different-selection-methods
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Dong Wook Shin, Juhee Cho, Hyung Kook Yang, So Young Kim, Soohyeon Lee, Eun Joo Nam, Joo Seop Chung, Jeong-Soo Im, Keeho Park, Jong Hyock Park
OBJECTIVES: The choice of doctor is an important issue for patients with cancer, and the reputation of the doctor is the single most important factor for patients to choose a doctor. Media are providing information about the 'best cancer doctor', but they vary widely in their selection methodology. We investigated cancer physicians' attitudes towards the selection of the 'best cancer doctor' by the media, by comparing two different selection methodologies: selection by media personnel or selection through peer-review system...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763745/analysis-of-malondialdehyde-in-human-plasma-samples-through-derivatization-with-2-4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-by-ultrasound-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-gc-fid-approach
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Reyhane Malaei, Amir M Ramezani, Ghodratollah Absalan
A sensitive and reliable ultrasound-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (UA-DLLME) procedure was developed and validated for extraction and analysis of malondialdehyde (MDA) as an important lipids-peroxidation biomarker in human plasma. In this methodology, to achieve an applicable extraction procedure, the whole optimization processes were performed in human plasma. To convert MDA into readily extractable species, it was derivatized to hydrazone structure-base by 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) at 40 °C within 60 min...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762879/eosinophilic-esophagitis-latest-insights-from-diagnosis-to-therapy
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REVIEW
Alain Schoepfer, Carine Blanchard, Heather Dawson, Alfredo Lucendo, Aurelio Mauro, Camillo Ribi, Ekaterina Safroneeva, Edoardo V Savarino, Roberto Penagini
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) represents a chronic, local immune-mediated esophageal disease, characterized clinically by symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histologically by eosinophil-predominant inflammation. Other systemic and local causes of esophageal eosinophilia should be excluded. Clinical manifestations or pathologic data should not be interpreted in isolation. EoE was first described as a distinct disease entity in 1993. Most patients are diagnosed with underlying food allergies. The first diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines were published in 2007 with a first update in 2011...
May 15, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762859/meta-analyses-on-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-in-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-acute-myocardial-infarction-may-provide-biased-results
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M C Acconcia, Q Caretta, F Romeo, M Borzi, M A Perrone, D Sergi, F Chiarotti, C M Calabrese, A Sili Scavalli, C Gaudio
OBJECTIVE: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is the device most commonly investigated in patients with cardiogenic shock (CS) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Recently meta-analyses on this topic showed opposite results: some complied with the actual guideline recommendations, while others did not, due to the presence of bias. We investigated the reasons for the discrepancy among meta-analyses and strategies employed to avoid the potential source of bias. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scientific databases were searched for meta-analyses of IABP support in AMI complicated by CS...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761867/airway-physical-examination-tests-for-detection-of-difficult-airway-management-in-apparently-normal-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Dominik Roth, Nathan L Pace, Anna Lee, Karen Hovhannisyan, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Jasmin Arrich, Harald Herkner
BACKGROUND: The unanticipated difficult airway is a potentially life-threatening event during anaesthesia or acute conditions. An unsuccessfully managed upper airway is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Several bedside screening tests are used in clinical practice to identify those at high risk of difficult airway. Their accuracy and benefit however, remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to characterize and compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Mallampati classification and other commonly used airway examination tests for assessing the physical status of the airway in adult patients with no apparent anatomical airway abnormalities...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761662/identification-of-problems-in-search-strategies-in-cochrane-reviews
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Juan Víctor Ariel Franco, Virginia Laura Garrote, Camila Micaela Escobar Liquitay, Valeria Vietto
OBJECTIVE: Search strategies are essential for the adequate retrieval of studies in a systematic review (SR). Our objective was to identify problems in the design and reporting of search strategies in a sample of new Cochrane SRs first published in The Cochrane Library in 2015. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We took a random sample of 70 new Cochrane SRs of interventions published in 2015. We evaluated their design and reporting of search strategies using the recommendations from the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, the Methodological Expectations of Cochrane Intervention Reviews (MECIR) and the Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies (PRESS) evidence-based guideline...
May 15, 2018: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761429/guidelines-for-sample-normalization-to-minimize-batch-variation-for-large-scale-metabolic-profiling-of-plant-natural-genetic-variance
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Saleh Alseekh, Si Wu, Yariv Brotman, Alisdair R Fernie
Recent methodological advances in both liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) have facilitated the profiling highly complex mixtures of primary and secondary metabolites in order to investigate a diverse range of biological questions. These techniques usually face a large number of potential sources of technical and biological variation. In this chapter we describe guidelines and normalization procedures to reduce the analytical variation, which are essential for the high-throughput evaluation of metabolic variance used in broad genetic populations which commonly entail the evaluation of hundreds or thousands of samples...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756288/mixed-states-in-bipolar-and-major-depressive-disorders-systematic-review-and-quality-appraisal-of-guidelines
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REVIEW
N Verdolini, D Hidalgo-Mazzei, A Murru, I Pacchiarotti, L Samalin, A H Young, E Vieta, A F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review provided a critical synthesis and a comprehensive overview of guidelines on the treatment of mixed states. METHOD: The MEDLINE/PubMed and EMBASE databases were systematically searched from inception to March 21st, 2018. International guidelines covering the treatment of mixed episodes, manic/hypomanic, or depressive episodes with mixed features were considered for inclusion. A methodological quality assessment was conducted with the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation-AGREE II...
May 13, 2018: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756066/postanaesthetic-shivering-from-pathophysiology-to-prevention
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REVIEW
Maria Bermudez Lopez
Postoperative shivering is a common complication of anaesthesia. Shivering is believed to increase oxygen consumption, increase the risk of hypoxemia, induce lactic acidosis, and catecholamine release. Therefore, it might increase the postoperative complications especially in high-risk patients. Moreover, shivering is one of the leading causes of discomfort for postsurgical patients. Shivering is usually triggered by hypothermia. However, it occurs even in normothermic patients during the perioperative period...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753354/the-development-of-the-guide-to-economic-analysis-and-research-gear-online-resource-for-low-and-middle-income-countries-health-economics-practitioners-a-commentary
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Chiaki Urai Adeagbo, Waranya Rattanavipapong, Lorna Guinness, Yot Teerawattananon
Public health authorities around the world are increasingly using economic evaluation to set priorities and inform decision making in health policy, especially in the development of health benefit packages. Nevertheless, researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) encounter many barriers when conducting economic evaluations. In 2015, the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program identified key technical and context-specific challenges faced in conducting and using health economic evaluations in LMICs...
May 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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