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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651227/double-cystic-duct-preoperatively-diagnosed-and-successfully-treated-with-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-case-report
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Atsushi Fujii, Masatsugu Hiraki, Noriyuki Egawa, Hiroshi Kono, Takao Ide, Junichi Nojiri, Junji Ueda, Hiroyuki Irie, Hirokazu Noshiro
INTRODUCTION: A single gallbladder with a double cystic duct is a very rare finding. In addition, few cases with this rare condition are preoperatively diagnosed. However, the preoperative confirmation or suspicion of this rare condition could facilitate safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which is a minimally invasive therapeutic modality for gallbladder disease. We herein present a case of gallstone disease in a patient with a double cystic duct who was preoperatively diagnosed and successfully treated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650922/randomized-trial-of-reducing-ambulatory-malpractice-and-safety-risk-results-of-the-massachusetts-promises-project
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Gordon D Schiff, Harry Reyes Nieva, Paula Griswold, Nicholas Leydon, Judy Ling, Frank Federico, Carol Keohane, Bonnie R Ellis, Cathy Foskett, E John Orav, Catherine Yoon, Don Goldmann, Joel S Weissman, David W Bates, Madeleine Biondolillo, Sara J Singer
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate application of quality improvement approaches to key ambulatory malpractice risk and safety areas. STUDY SETTING: In total, 25 small-to-medium-sized primary care practices (16 intervention; 9 control) in Massachusetts. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled trial of a 15-month intervention including exposure to a learning network, webinars, face-to-face meetings, and coaching by improvement advisors targeting "3+1" high-risk domains: test result, referral, and medication management plus culture/communication issues evaluated by survey and chart review tools...
June 23, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650743/identifying-factors-and-root-causes-associated-with-near-miss-or-safety-incidents-in-patients-treated-with-radiotherapy-a-case-control-analysis
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Gregory D Judy, Prithima R Mosaly, Lukasz M Mazur, Gregg Tracton, Lawrence B Marks, Bhishamjit S Chera
PURPOSE: To identify factors associated with a near-miss or safety incident (NMSI) in patients undergoing radiotherapy and identify common root causes of NMSIs and their relationship with incident severity. METHODS: We retrospectively studied NMSIs filed between October 2014 and April 2016. We extracted patient-, treatment-, and disease-specific data from patients with an NMSI (n = 200; incident group) and a similar group of control patients (n = 200) matched in time, without an NMSI...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650723/hospital-chaplains-through-the-eyes-of-parents-of-hospitalized-children
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Pamela K Donohue, Matt Norvell, Renee D Boss, Jennifer Shepard, Karen Frank, Christina Patron, Thomas Y Crowe
BACKGROUND: Chaplain services are available in 68% of hospitals, but hospital chaplains are not yet incorporated into routine patient care. OBJECTIVES: To describe how families of hospitalized children view and utilize hospital chaplains. DESIGN: Telephone survey with 40 questions: Likert, yes/no, and short-answer responses. SUBJECTS: Parents visited by a hospital chaplain during their child's hospitalization in a tertiary care center...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650255/patient-navigation-for-traumatic-brain-injury-promotes-community-re-integration-and-reduces-re-hospitalizations
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Emily R Rosario, Laura Espinoza, Stephanie Kaplan, Sepehr Khonsari, Earl Thurndyke, Melissa Bustos, Kayla Vickers, Brittney Navarro, Bonnie Scudder
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a Navigation programme for patients with traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Prospective programme evaluation. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation facility and community settings. PARTICIPANTS: Eighteen individuals who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), were between the ages of 16-70 years, and had a Rancho Score greater than IV. INTERVENTION: Patient navigation programme focused on identifying and addressing barriers to positive outcomes, including coordination of care and facilitating communication among the family and healthcare providers, psychosocial support, caregiver support, adherence to treatment, education, community resources and financial issues...
June 26, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650137/how-to-manage-the-biological-risk-in-a-dental-clinic-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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Matteo Saccucci, Gaetano Ierardo, Carmela Protano, Matteo Vitali, Antonella Polimeni
Dental Personnel (DP) may be exposed to pathogens during dental treatment, either through contact contaminated equipment, or with blood and respiratory secretion. On the other hand, health care professionals are constantly exposed to pathogens and opportunists in their work environment. Consequently, the dental healthcare environment is connected with the risk of exposure to biological agents both for patients and dental workers, and involves a wide number of microorganisms that can be present in biological matrices (gingival fluids, saliva, blood), contaminated and/or non-sanitized surfaces, water used in the dental unit, or emitted by patients suffering or carrier of a transmissible disease...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649748/sonographic-comparison-of-morphologic-characteristics-between-pilonidal-cysts-and-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Ximena Wortsman, Ariel Castro, Claudia Morales, Carmen Franco, Andres Figueroa
OBJECTIVES: To compare the sonographic characteristics of pilonidal cysts and hidradenitis suppurativa. METHODS: A retrospective study of sonographic examinations was performed on 2 groups: 1 with pilonidal cysts and the other with hidradenitis suppurativa. The sonographic characteristics of the pilonidal cyst and hidradenitis suppurativa groups were analyzed, compared, and correlated, including an analysis of the histologic findings. For the pilonidal cyst group, the distribution, morphologic characteristics, location, shape, diameter, axis, vascularity, and scarring were also described...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649661/inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-model-for-investigating-cluster-based-dissemination
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Mohit Kumar Jolly, Marcelo Boareto, Bisrat G Debeb, Nicola Aceto, Mary C Farach-Carson, Wendy A Woodward, Herbert Levine
Metastases claim more than 90% of cancer-related patient deaths and are usually seeded by a subset of circulating tumor cells shed off from the primary tumor. In circulation, circulating tumor cells are found both as single cells and as clusters of cells. The clusters of circulating tumor cells, although many fewer in number, possess much higher metastatic potential as compared to that of individual circulating tumor cells. In this review, we highlight recent insights into molecular mechanisms that can enable the formation of these clusters-(a) hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype of cells that couples their ability to migrate and adhere, and (b) intercellular communication that can spatially coordinate the cluster formation and provide survival signals to cancer cells...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649660/how-do-we-increase-uptake-of-tamoxifen-and-other-anti-estrogens-for-breast-cancer-prevention
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Katherine D Crew, Kathy S Albain, Dawn L Hershman, Joseph M Unger, Shelly S Lo
Several randomized controlled trials of anti-estrogens, such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, have demonstrated up to a 50-65% decrease in breast cancerincidence among high-risk women. Approximately 15% of women, age 35-79 years, in the U.S. meet criteria for breast cancer preventive therapies, but uptake of these medications remain low. Explanations for this low uptake includelack of awareness of breast cancer risk status, insufficient knowledge about breast cancer preventive therapies among patients and physicians, and toxicity concerns...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649477/the-importance-of-catheter-angiography-in-computed-tomography-angiography-negative-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Ali S Haider, Caleb Gottlich, Anadjeet Khahera, Steven Vayalumkal, Umair Khan, Eliel N Arrey, Jacob Campbell, Richa Thakur, Sam Finn, Kennith F Layton
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has become an effective tool in the evaluation of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but it still has limitations. Up to 15% of non-traumatic SAH cases are negative on CTA. The benefits of catheter angiography in the evaluation of certain cases of CTA-negative SAH have been previously demonstrated. Here, we present the case of a 48-year-old female who presented with headache and right-sided hemiparesis, who later became apneic and required intubation. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the head demonstrated a diffuse SAH...
May 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649454/methods-guiding-stakeholder-engagement-in-planning-a-pragmatic-study-on-changing-stroke-systems-of-care
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Sabina B Gesell, Karen Potvin Klein, Jacqueline Halladay, Janet Prvu Bettger, Janet Freburger, Doyle M Cummings, Barbara J Lutz, Sylvia Coleman, Cheryl Bushnell, Wayne Rosamond, Pamela W Duncan
BACKGROUND: The Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study is one of the first large pragmatic randomized-controlled clinical trials using comparative effectiveness research methods, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In the COMPASS Study, we compare the effectiveness of a patient-centered, transitional care intervention versus usual care for stroke patients discharged home from acute care. Outcomes include stroke patient post-discharge functional status and caregiver strain 90 days after discharge, and hospital readmissions...
April 2017: Journal of clinical and translational science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649188/using-video-conferencing-to-deliver-a-brief-motivational-intervention-for-alcohol-and-sex-risk-to-emergency-department-patients-a-proof-of-concept-pilot-study
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Mark A Celio, Nadine R Mastroleo, Graham DiGuiseppi, Nancy P Barnett, Suzanne M Colby, Christopher W Kahler, Don Operario, Brian Suffoletto, Peter M Monti
Brief motivational intervention (MI) is an efficacious approach to reduce heavy drinking and associated sexual risk behavior among Emergency Department (ED) patients, but the intensity of demands placed on ED staff makes the implementation of in-person MIs logistically challenging. This proof-of-concept pilot study examined the acceptability and logistic feasibility of using video-conferencing technology to deliver an MI targeting heavy drinking and risky sexual behavior to patients in an ED setting. Rigorous screening procedures were employed to ensure that the pilot sample represents the target portion of ED patients who would benefit from this multi-target MI...
2017: Addiction Research & Theory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648852/barriers-to-goals-of-care-discussions-with-patients-who-have-advanced-heart-failure-results-of-a-multi-centre-survey-of-hospital-based-cardiology-clinicians
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John J You, Natasha Aleksova, Anique Ducharme, Jane MacIver, Lisa Mielniczuk, Robert A Fowler, Catherine Demers, Brian Clarke, Marie-Claude Parent, Mustafa Toma, Patricia H Strachan, Paul Farand, Debra Isaac, Shelley Zieroth, Marilyn Swinton, Xuran Jiang, Andrew G Day, Daren K Heyland, Heather J Ross
BACKGROUND: Conversations about goals of care in hospital are important to patients who have advanced heart failure (HF). METHODS: We conducted a multi-centre survey of cardiology nurses, fellows, and cardiologists at 8 Canadian teaching hospitals. The primary outcome was the importance of barriers to goals of care discussions in hospital (1=extremely unimportant; 7=extremely important). We also elicited perspectives on roles of different practitioners in having these conversations...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648428/transcatheter-closure-of-left-ventricle-to-right-atrial-communication-using-cera-duct-occluder
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Gnanavelu Ganesan, G Justin Paul, Vaikom S Mahadevan
Left ventricle-right atrial communication could be congenital (Gerbode defect) or acquired as a complication of surgery or infective endocarditis and leads to volume overloading of pulmonary circulation. Two types, direct and indirect types are known depending on the involvement of septal tricuspid leaflet. Transcatheter closure of this defect is feasible and appears an attractive alternative to surgical management. Various devices like Amplatzer duct occluder I, II, Muscular ventricular septal defect device etc...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648162/-treatment-of-acute-pain-in-opioid-addicts
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Henrik Rindom, Jette Højsted, Nina Brünés
The challenge of managing acute pain in opioid-addicted patients is a question of fully understanding the pharmacological effects of the illegal drugs and to prevent overdosing or withdrawal symptoms. It requires a thorough knowledge of the patient's daily consumption of legal and illegal drugs and an understanding obtained through an accepting and empathetic communication with the patient. Substitution management aims to prevent opioid withdrawal symptoms and is not a means of managing pain. When planning the pain management the patient must receive at least 25% of the daily methadone dose, recalculated into equipotent substitute morphine...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648130/communication-in-palliative-care-the-applicability-of-the-sage-and-thyme-model-in-singapore
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Ang Seng Hock Martin, John Costello, Jane Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Majority of the progress and development in palliative care in the last decade has been improvements in physical aspects of treatment, namely pain and symptom management. Psychosocial aspects of care have improved, although not enough to meet the needs of many patients and family members. This is evident in many parts of the world and notably in Singapore, where palliative care is seen as an emerging medical and nursing specialty. AIM: To discuss the implementation of the SAGE and THYME communication model in a palliative care context...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648102/posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms-demonstrate-faster-interval-growth-than-other-growing-aneurysms
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Aichi Chien, Vicky Lau, Quan Yi, Warren Chang
Background Posterior communicating artery aneurysms are often associated with a high rupture risk. This study compares the differences in the rate of growth and morphological characteristics between growing posterior communicating artery aneurysms and other types of growing aneurysms. Materials and methods Thirteen patients with growing internal carotid artery aneurysms were scanned using Siemens 64 slice computed tomography scanners. Three patients had ophthalmic aneurysms, three had superior hypophyseal aneurysms and seven had posterior communicating artery aneurysms...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647679/factors-impacting-on-psychological-wellbeing-of-international-students-in-the-health-professions-a-scoping-review
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Lisa McKenna, Eddie Robinson, Joy Penman, Danny Hills
BACKGROUND: There are increasing numbers of international students undertaking health professional courses, particularly in Western countries. These courses not only expose students to the usual stresses and strains of academic learning, but also require students to undertake clinical placements and practice-based learning. While much is known about general issues facing international students, less is known about factors that impact on those studying in the health professions. OBJECTIVES: To explore what is known about factors that influence the psychological wellbeing of international students in the health professions...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647664/patient-perceived-responsiveness-of-primary-care-systems-across-europe-and-the-relationship-with-the-health-expenditure-and-remuneration-systems-of-primary-care-doctors
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Anna Maria Murante, Chiara Seghieri, Milena Vainieri, Willemijn L A Schäfer
BACKGROUND: Health systems are expected to be responsive, that is to provide services that are user-oriented and respectful of people. Several surveys have tried to measure all or some of the dimensions of the responsiveness (e.g. autonomy, choice, clarity of communication, confidentiality, dignity, prompt attention, quality of basic amenities, and access to family and community support), however there is little evidence regarding the level of responsiveness of primary care (PC) systems...
June 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647574/a-rare-uterine-malformation-asymmetric-septate-uterus
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Alper Biler, Ali Akdemir, Nuri Peker, Fatih Sendag
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a step by step surgical hysteroscopy technique in a patient with asymmetric uterine septum and transverse uterine septum that was not previously described in the literature. DESIGN: Resection of a asymmetric uterine septum by laparoscopy and ultrasound-guided hysteroscopy (Canadian Task Force Classification III). The video was assumed exempt from official review by our institutional review board. SETTING: A septate uterus is defined as the uterus in which the uterine cavity is longitudinally divided by the septum (1)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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