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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438012/smartphone-based-dual-modality-imaging-system-for-quantitative-detection-of-color-or-fluorescent-lateral-flow-immunochromatographic-strips
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Yafei Hou, Kan Wang, Kun Xiao, Weijian Qin, Wenting Lu, Wei Tao, Daxiang Cui
Nowadays, lateral flow immunochromatographic assays are increasingly popular as a diagnostic tool for point-of-care (POC) test based on their simplicity, specificity, and sensitivity. Hence, quantitative detection and pluralistic popular application are urgently needed in medical examination. In this study, a smartphone-based dual-modality imaging system was developed for quantitative detection of color or fluorescent lateral flow test strips, which can be operated anywhere at any time. In this system, the white and ultra-violet (UV) light of optical device was designed, which was tunable with different strips, and the Sobel operator algorithm was used in the software, which could enhance the identification ability to recognize the test area from the background boundary information...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437836/nurses-attitudes-toward-the-single-checking-of-medications
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Rachel Cross, Paul N Bennett, Cherene Ockerby, Wei Chun Wang, Judy Currey
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The policy of single over double checking of medications has been adopted by many health services; however, nurses' attitudes toward single-checking medications remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the attitudes of nurses who single check and administer medications in a setting where single checking has been in place for over a decade. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey design using the validated Single Checking Administration Medication Scale-II to registered nurses (n = 299) working in one metropolitan teaching hospital in Victoria, Australia...
April 24, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437513/prevalence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-in-the-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1966
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Päivi Jussila, Heikki Kiviahde, Ritva Näpänkangas, Jari Päkkilä, Paula Pesonen, Kirsi Sipilä, Pertti Pirttiniemi, Aune Raustia
AIMS: To investigate the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in the 46-year-old cohort subjects from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 (NFBC 1966). METHODS: Altogether, 1,962 subjects (1,050 women, 912 men) participated in a clinical medical and dental examination and responded to questionnaires in 2012 to 2013. The stomatognathic examination was performed according to a modified protocol of the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD)...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437512/dentist-practice-patterns-and-therapeutic-confidence-in-the-treatment-of-pain-related-to-temporomandibular-disorders-in-a-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Naoki Kakudate, Yoko Yokoyama, Futoshi Sumida, Yuki Matsumoto, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert, Ana M Velly, Eric L Schiffman
AIMS: To quantify the practice patterns of Japanese dentists in the management of pain related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and to identify specific characteristics that are significantly associated with the decision to perform occlusal adjustment for TMD-related pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted consisting of a questionnaire survey of dentists affiliated with the Dental Practice-Based Research Network Japan (JDPBRN) (n = 148). Participants were asked how they diagnosed and treated TMD-related pain...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437511/online-information-on-the-treatment-of-burning-mouth-syndrome-quality-and-readability
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Shatha Alnafea, Stefano Fedele, Stephen Porter, Richeal Ni Riordain
AIMS: To evaluate the quality and readability of online information about the treatment of burning mouth syndrome (BMS). METHODS: An internet search using the phrase "burning mouth syndrome treatment" was carried out on the Google search engine (www.google.co.uk) on 8 June 2015, and the first 100 websites listed were examined. Data collection included DISCERN score, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) benchmarks for website analysis score, the presence of the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation seal, and the Flesch Reading Ease Score (FRES)...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437472/socioeconomic-status-and-type-2-diabetes-complications-among-young-adult-patients-in-japan
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Mitsuhiko Funakoshi, Yasushi Azami, Hisashi Matsumoto, Akemi Ikota, Koichi Ito, Hisashi Okimoto, Nobuaki Shimizu, Fumihiro Tsujimura, Hiroshi Fukuda, Chozi Miyagi, Sayaka Osawa, Ryo Osawa, Jiro Miura
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and complications of type 2 diabetes among young adults in Japan. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Outpatient wards of 96 member hospitals and clinics of the Japan Federation of Democratic Medical Institutions. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 782 outpatients with type 2 diabetes (525 males, 257 females), aged 20-40 years as of March 31, 2012. After excluding 110 participants whose retinopathy diagnosis was in question, 672 participants were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437391/predictive-value-of-preoperative-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-determining-the-stage-of-gastric-tumor
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Azad Gazi Sahin, Cengiz Aydin, Mutlu Unver, Kamil Pehlivanoglu
BACKGROUND Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an indicator of the inflammatory state, and its increase has been shown to be a negative prognostic factor for many malignancies. The aim of this study was to determine whether there was a relationship between NLR and tumor aggressiveness in gastric cancer patients and to investigate the prognostic significance of NLR. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 189 patients with gastric cancer between January 2009 and January 2014 were examined for the presence of metastasis, tumor staging, tumor differentiation grade, and preoperative NLR value...
April 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437375/both-positive-and-negative-fluid-balance-may-be-associated-with-reduced-long-term-survival-in-the-critically-ill
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Vikram Balakumar, Raghavan Murugan, Florentina E Sileanu, Paul Palevsky, Gilles Clermont, John A Kellum
OBJECTIVES: Among critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, exposure to positive fluid balance, compared with negative fluid balance, has been associated with mortality and impaired renal recovery. However, it is unclear whether positive and negative fluid balances are associated with poor outcome compared to patients with even fluid balance (euvolemia). In this study, we examined the association between exposure to positive or negative fluid balance, compared with even fluid balance, on 1-year mortality and renal recovery...
April 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437292/use-of-electronic-consultation-system-to-improve-access-to-care-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology
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Donna L Johnston, Kimmo Murto, Julia Kurzawa, Clare Liddy, Erin Keely, Lillian Lai
BACKGROUND: Electronic consultations (eConsult) allow for communication between primary care providers and specialists in an asynchronous manner. This study examined provider satisfaction, topics of interest, and efficiency of eConsult in pediatric hematology/oncology in Ottawa, Canada. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional assessment of all eConsult cases directed to pediatric hematology/oncology specialists using the Champlain BASE (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) eConsult service from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437214/speaker-introductions-at-internal-medicine-grand-rounds-forms-of-address-reveal-gender-bias
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Julia A Files, Anita P Mayer, Marcia G Ko, Patricia Friedrich, Marjorie Jenkins, Michael J Bryan, Suneela Vegunta, Christopher M Wittich, Melissa A Lyle, Ryan Melikian, Trevor Duston, Yu-Hui H Chang, Sharonne N Hayes
BACKGROUND: Gender bias has been identified as one of the drivers of gender disparity in academic medicine. Bias may be reinforced by gender subordinating language or differential use of formality in forms of address. Professional titles may influence the perceived expertise and authority of the referenced individual. The objective of this study is to examine how professional titles were used in the same and mixed-gender speaker introductions at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds (IMGR). METHODS: A retrospective observational study of video-archived speaker introductions at consecutive IMGR was conducted at two different locations (Arizona, Minnesota) of an academic medical center...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437210/factors-associated-with-length-of-stay-at-home-in-the-final-month-of-life-among-advanced-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Masatomo Otsuka
BACKGROUND: Living at home is an important factor for maintaining high quality of life among patients. Many studies have discussed parameters associated with place of death, but no studies have yet clarified which factors influence the length of stay at home during the end of life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing the amount of time spent at home during the final month of life among patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for 415 patients with advanced cancer...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437204/drainage-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-gastrointestinal-cancers-prognosis-and-implications-for-timing-of-palliative-intervention
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Kerry-Ann Pinard, Tabitha N Goring, Barbara C Egan, Douglas J Koo
BACKGROUND: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication in patients with advanced solid tumors. Palliative relief may be achieved by the use of a drainage percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (dPEG) tube, although optimal timing of placement remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine median survival after diagnosis of MBO and dPEG placement, factors associated with worse survival in MBO, factors associated with receipt of dPEG, and association of timing of dPEG placement on survival...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437203/using-the-surprise-question-to-identify-those-with-unmet-palliative-care-needs-in-emergency-and-inpatient-settings-what-do-clinicians-think
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Samir A Haydar, Lisa Almeder, Lauren Michalakes, Paul K J Han, Tania D Strout
BACKGROUND: The surprise question (SQ), "Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next year?" is effective in identifying end-stage renal disease and cancer patients at high risk of death and therefore potentially unmet palliative care needs. Following implementation of the SQ in our acute care setting, we sought to explore hospital-based providers' perceptions of the tool. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate (1) providers' perceptions regarding the feasibility of SQ use in emergency and inpatient settings, (2) clinician perceptions regarding the utility of the SQ, and (3) barriers to SQ use...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437150/cost-of-cancer-related-neutropenia-or-fever-hospitalizations-united-states-2012
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Eric Tai, Gery P Guy, Angela Dunbar, Lisa C Richardson
PURPOSE: Neutropenia and subsequent infections are life-threatening treatment-related toxicities of chemotherapy. Among patients with cancer, hospitalizations related to neutropenic complications result in substantial medical costs, morbidity, and mortality. Previous estimates for the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations are based on older and limited data. This study provides nationally representative estimates of the cost of cancer-related neutropenia hospitalizations...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437057/psychotic-and-bipolar-disorders-behavioral-disorders-in-dementia
#15
Sherri Morgan
Psychosis is one of the most common conditions in later life, with dementia being a main contributing factor. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), now categorizes the various types of dementia as neurocognitive disorders. Alzheimer disease is a common cause of dementia and psychosis. Psychosis also is seen in patients with vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Psychosis can be primary, caused by a psychiatric disorder listed in the DSM-5, or secondary, due to a medical or neurologic condition...
April 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436756/the-role-of-attachment-style-in-interpersonal-psychotherapy-for-depressed-adolescents
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Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ana Westervelt, Kristina Reigstad, Laura Mufson, Susanne Lee
OBJECTIVE(S): This study examined changes in depressed adolescents' reports of attachment anxiety and avoidance with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-A), and the relationship between attachment style and change in depression with IPT-A. METHOD: Forty adolescents (aged 12-17) participated in a 16-week randomized clinical trial of 4 adaptive treatment strategies for adolescent depression that began with IPT-A and augmented treatment for insufficient responders (n = 22) by adding additional IPT-A sessions (n = 11) or the antidepressant medication, fluoxetine (n = 11)...
April 24, 2017: Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436739/prediabetes-exhibits-decreased-disposition-index-correlated-with-deterioration-of-glycemic-parameters-in-nonobese-japanese-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study-from-medical-examination
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Yasutaka Takeda, Yukihiro Fujita, Tsuyoshi Yanagimachi, Jun Honjo, Atsuko Abiko, Mahito Asai, Masakazu Haneda
BACKGROUND: Prediabetes, defined as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), likely develops to type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and independently increases cardiovascular risk. We employed disposition index (DI), a new metabolic parameter indicating the pancreatic beta cell function adjusted for insulin resistance, and investigated whether it could be altered in Japanese population with prediabetes and associated with early glucose intolerance. METHODS: A total of 102 adults who underwent an oral glucose tolerance test at the medical screening were designated to normal glucose tolerance (NGT), IFG, IGT, and DM...
April 24, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436344/inattention-tests-for-delirium
#18
Paul Regal
Voyer and colleagues (2016) report an interesting and important comparison of ten attention/concentration tests for DSM-5 delirium. I have a number of questions and comments as follows: (1) What training did the research assistants have? DSM-5 diagnosis is generally regarded as a decision by medical specialists. When the person has prior dementia, identifying delirium is a high-level medical skill. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia can closely mimic delirium unless the examiner focuses on behavioral triggers and the speed of cognitive decline...
April 24, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436256/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-hyperkalemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-heart-failure
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Michael Polson, Todd C Lord, Anne Kangethe, Lindsay Speicher, Carolyn Farnum, Melanie Brenner, Nina Oestreicher, Paula Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia (HK) is a concern for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF), and for those receiving treatments that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAASi). An analysis of 1.7 million medical records of patients in the United States revealed that among individuals with more than 2 potassium values during 2007 to 2012, HK was detected in 34.6% of patients with CKD and 30.0% of patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of HK and use of RAASi therapies at optimal and suboptimal doses in patients with CKD and/or HF with health care resource utilization and overall cost of care in a diverse cohort of commercially insured patients...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436204/disabled-graduate-entry-medical-student-experience
#20
Simon Tso
BACKGROUND: This study explored the experiences of graduate-entry medicine degree programme students who were disabled on the disclosure of their disability and the challenging disability issues they encountered during their degree programme. METHODS: Eight student volunteers with a disability from the University of Warwick graduate-entry medicine degree programme took part in this study. Audio recordings of their semi-structured interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Teacher
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