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REVIEW
S Kuhn, F Jungmann
BACKGROUND: The increasing digitization of our lives and work has also reached medicine and is changing the profession of medical doctors. The modern forms of communication and cooperation in everyday medical practice demand new skills and qualifications. GOALS: To enable future doctors to comply with this digitally competent profile, an innovative blended learning curriculum was developed and first implemented at the University Medical Center Mainz in summer semester 2017-Medicine in the Digital Age...
January 9, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310146/does-atrial-septal-defect-increase-the-risk-of-stroke-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Morad Chughtai, Dean Perfetti, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Jared M Newman, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Aditya V Maheshwari, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a common asymptomatic congenital heart condition that predisposes patients to paradoxical emboli in the cerebral vasculature. In this study, we evaluated the prevalence of ASD and risk of stroke for patients with ASD undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System to identify 258,911 elective primary THA/TKA between 2005 and 2014, including 140 patients with ASD...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306748/postgraduate-nurses-self-assessment-of-clinical-competence-and-need-for-further-training-a-european-cross-sectional-survey
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Sigrid Wangensteen, Elisabeth Finnbakk, Annsofie Adolfsson, Gudrun Kristjansdottir, Petrie Roodbol, Helen Ward, Lisbeth Fagerström
BACKGROUND: Nursing practice requires application of knowledge, skills and values in various combinations and has undergone substantial changes the last decades. An increased focus on inter-professional collaboration and possible new and more independent roles for nurses are described. A variety of programs have been developed in order to educate registered nurses (RN) to meet the changes and demands in health and nursing care throughout the world. AIM: The aims were to 1) describe nurses' self-assessment of clinical competence and need for further training, and 2) explore possible differences between nurses in specialist vs master's programs...
December 20, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
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D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284470/improving-equity-in-health-care-financing-in-china-during-the-progression-towards-universal-health-coverage
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Mingsheng Chen, Andrew J Palmer, Lei Si
BACKGROUND: China is reforming the way it finances health care as it moves towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) after the failure of market-oriented mechanisms for health care. Improving financing equity is a major policy goal of health care system during the progression towards universal coverage. METHODS: We used progressivity analysis and dominance test to evaluate the financing channels of general taxation, pubic health insurance, and out-of-pocket (OOP) payments...
December 29, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280112/-multidisciplinary-team-approach-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-constipation
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Zhixue Fang, Zhongcheng Huang
Chronic constipation is one of the common diseases in clinic. For the complicated causes and pathophysiology, the overall efficacy is not satisfactory in the traditional medical model. Multidisciplinary-team (MDT) approach is a new team medical model, which is also an important systematic and modular medical approach. Treating patients with chronic constipation by multidisciplinary-team approach is an effective way to improve the overall efficacy. In diagnosis, MDT approach can get more accurate and explicit diagnosis and type of the constipation by gathering patients' detailed medical history, complete physical examination, laboratory and image test, patients' mental and nutritional condition...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248399/palliative-chemoradiotherapy-versus-radiotherapy-alone-for-dysphagia-in-advanced-oesophageal-cancer-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-trog-03-01
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Michael G Penniment, Paolo B De Ieso, Jennifer A Harvey, Sonya Stephens, Heather-Jane Au, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Andrew Kneebone, Samuel Y Ngan, Iain G Ward, Rajarshi Roy, Jennifer G Smith, Tirath Nijjar, James J Biagi, Liam A Mulroy, Rebecca Wong
BACKGROUND: A short course of radiotherapy is commonly prescribed for palliative relief of malignant dysphagia in patients with incurable oesophageal cancer. We compared chemoradiotherapy with radiotherapy alone for dysphagia relief in the palliative setting. METHODS: This multicentre randomised controlled trial included patients with advanced or metastatic oesophageal cancer who were randomly assigned (1:1) through a computer-generated adaptive biased coin design to either palliative chemoradiotherapy or radiotherapy alone for treatment of malignant dysphagia at 22 hospitals in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK...
December 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241469/-social-obstetrics-a-level-playing-field-when-it-comes-to-a-healthy-start
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E A P Steegers
Next to foetal growth, embryonic development during the first weeks of pregnancy is associated not only with the health of the newborn, but also with health and disease in later life. In the Netherlands, large disparities exist in perinatal health. These are not only related to medical risks but also to an accumulation of risks related to lifestyle and the social environment. The effects of poverty on perinatal health appear to be substantial. These new insights should lead to a renewal of pregnancy-related care in the form of the implementation of preconception care and 'social obstetrics', into which medical and social domains of care should be integrated...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232213/postoperative-mortality-after-nonelective-surgery-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-the-era-of-biologics
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Carla F Justiniano, Christopher T Aquina, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Courtney I Boodry, Alex A Swanger, John R T Monson, Fergal J Fleming
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze recent trends in the rate of nonelective surgery and corresponding mortality for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients since the rise of biologic use. BACKGROUND: Modern biologic therapy has improved outcomes for IBD, but little is known about the impact on mortality rates after nonelective surgery. METHODS: New York's Statewide Planning & Research Cooperative System was queried for hospital admissions for ulcerative colitis (UC) with concurrent colectomy and Crohn disease (CD) with concurrent small bowel resection or colectomy from 2000 to 2013...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230513/-interprofessional-approaches-in-undergraduate-medical-education
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REVIEW
Irina Cichon, Bernadette Klapper
Social change and the subsequent increase in the complexity of patient care create new challenges for all health care professionals that can only be met by close collaboration. Good cooperation between professionals from all healthcare backgrounds has proven to be essential and should therefore play a larger role in educational and study contexts.It is for this reason that over the past few years more and more countries are requiring cooperative skills and competencies in formal medical training and consequently implementing this training in their healthcare systems...
December 11, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225674/a-review-of-the-structure-and-training-pathways-for-obstetric-medicine-physicians-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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REVIEW
Irena Idel, Suet-Wan Choy, Catherine Marnoch, Lawrence P McMahon
In recent decades, women with significant medical conditions have increasingly chosen to become pregnant. This has broadened and intensified the interface between obstetrics and internal medicine, a collaboration which has always needed cooperation but which increasingly demands open discussion and planning to ensure optimal outcomes for mother and fetus. The aims of this article are to describe the state of obstetric medicine practice in Australia and New Zealand, including its history and development, the training and education curriculum, organisation of its service delivery, and potential opportunities for research and collaboration...
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214653/administrative-billing-codes-accurately-identified-occurrence-of-electrical-cardioversion-and-ablation-maze-procedures-in-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Alexa N Ehlert, Susan R Heckbert, Kerri L Wiggins, Evan L Thacker
BACKGROUND: Administrative billing codes for electrical cardioversion and ablation/maze procedures may be useful for atrial fibrillation (AF) research if the codes are accurate relative to medical record documentation. HYPOTHESIS: Administrative billing codes accurately identify occurrence of electrical cardioversion and ablation/maze procedures in AF patients. METHODS: We studied adults ages 30 to 84 who experienced new-onset AF between October 2001 and December 2004 in Group Health Cooperative (acquired by Kaiser Permanente in 2017), an integrated healthcare system in Washington state and northern Idaho...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199359/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-among-users-of-different-anti-osteoporosis-drugs-a-population-based-cohort-analysis-including-over-200-000-participants-from-spain-and-the-uk
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E Martín-Merino, I Petersen, S Hawley, A Álvarez-Gutierrez, S Khalid, A Llorente-Garcia, A Delmestri, M K Javaid, T P Van Staa, A Judge, C Cooper, D Prieto-Alhambra
The venous thromboembolism risk among anti-osteoporotics is unknown. In this primary care study, the risk with other bisphosphonates [1.05 (0.94-1.18) and 0.96 (0.78-1.18)], strontium [0.90 (0.61-1.34) and 1.19 (0.82-1.74)], in the UK and Spain respectively, and denosumab [1.77 (0.25-12.66)] and teriparatide [1.27 (0.59-2.71)] in Spain, did not differ versus alendronate. INTRODUCTION: Most of the known adverse drug reactions described for anti-osteoporosis medication (AOM) have been described in studies comparing AOM users to non-users...
December 3, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183960/radium-223-safety-efficacy-and-concurrent-use-with-abiraterone-or-enzalutamide-first-u-s-experience-from-an-expanded-access-program
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Oliver Sartor, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Christopher Sweeney, Daniel C Fernandez, Fabio Almeida, Andrei Iagaru, Alan Brown, Matthew R Smith, Manish Agrawal, Adam P Dicker, Jorge A Garcia, Jose Lutzky, Yu-Ning Wong, Oana Petrenciuc, Jeremy Gratt, Neal D Shore, Michael J Morris
BACKGROUND: In the phase III ALSYMPCA trial, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients had few prior life-prolonging therapies. Following ALSYMPCA, which demonstrated radium-223 survival benefit, and before radium-223 U.S. commercial availability, an expanded access program (EAP) providing early-access radium-223 allowed life-prolonging therapies in current use. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS, AND METHODS: This phase II, open-label, single-arm, multicenter U...
November 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175149/neoadjuvant-trastuzumab-pertuzumab-and-chemotherapy-versus-trastuzumab-emtansine-plus-pertuzumab-in-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-kristine-a-randomised-open-label-multicentre-phase-3-trial
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Sara A Hurvitz, Miguel Martin, W Fraser Symmans, Kyung Hae Jung, Chiun-Sheng Huang, Alastair M Thompson, Nadia Harbeck, Vicente Valero, Daniil Stroyakovskiy, Hans Wildiers, Mario Campone, Jean-François Boileau, Matthias W Beckmann, Karen Afenjar, Rodrigo Fresco, Hans-Joachim Helms, Jin Xu, Yvonne G Lin, Joseph Sparano, Dennis Slamon
BACKGROUND: HER2-targeted treatments have improved outcomes in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant, and metastatic settings; however, some patients remain at risk of relapse or death for many years after treatment of early-stage disease. Therefore, new strategies are needed. We did a phase 3 trial to assess a neoadjuvant regimen for HER2-positive breast cancer that replaces traditional systemic chemotherapy with targeted treatment. METHODS: We did a randomised, open-label phase 3 KRISTINE trial in 68 Translational Research In Oncology centres (hospitals and specialty cancer centres in Asia, Europe, USA, and Canada)...
November 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158863/south-south-cooperation-as-a-mechanism-to-strengthen-public-health-services-in-africa-experiences-challenges-and-a-call-for-concerted-action
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Olushayo Olu, Amos Petu, Martin Ovberedjo, Diane Muhongerwa
Implementation of new models of development cooperation have been on the increase lately. Coupled with this are calls for use of horizontal development cooperation mechanisms such as South-South Cooperation (SSC) as a way to enhance aid effectiveness in the health sector of developing countries. In this case series, we review recent experiences in the application of SSC initiatives to two public health situations in Africa to demonstrate the veracity of this new paradigm. Our review highlight the immense benefits associated with the use of SSC for health and provide evidence for increasing use of horizontal development coordination mechanisms to strengthen public health services delivery and socioeconomic development among African countries...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148342/undiagnosed-and-uncontrolled-chronic-conditions-in-china-could-social-health-insurance-consolidation-make-a-change
#17
Xing Lin Feng
Policy makers in China are considering consolidating the country's fragmented health insurance programs. This system consists of three components. The Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UEBMI) covers formal employees, the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) covers rural residents, and the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI) covers urban residents. Consolidation could, in theory, create a more efficient health system that is better able to address noncommunicable diseases. Using national survey data during 2011 to 2013, I found that 44% to 76% cases of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia went undiagnosed among Chinese adults aged 45 and older...
February 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146439/risk-stratification-after-paracetamol-overdose-using-mechanistic-biomarkers-results-from-two-prospective-cohort-studies
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James W Dear, Joanna I Clarke, Ben Francis, Lowri Allen, Jonathan Wraight, Jasmine Shen, Paul I Dargan, David Wood, Jamie Cooper, Simon H L Thomas, Andrea L Jorgensen, Munir Pirmohamed, B Kevin Park, Daniel J Antoine
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol overdose is common but patient stratification is suboptimal. We investigated the usefulness of new biomarkers that have either enhanced liver specificity (microRNA-122 [miR-122]) or provide mechanistic insights (keratin-18 [K18], high mobility group box-1 [HMGB1], and glutamate dehydrogenase [GLDH]). The use of these biomarkers could help stratify patients for their risk of liver injury at hospital presentation. METHODS: Using data from two prospective cohort studies, we assessed the potential for biomarkers to stratify patients who overdose with paracetamol...
November 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142461/analysis-of-inpatient-payments-of-breast-cancer-patients-with-different-medical-insurance-coverages-in-china-mainland-in-2011-2015
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Rui Li, Liang Zhang, Jinxia Yang, Yue Cai, Wanqing Chen, Lan Lan, Ming Xue, Qun Meng
Objective: An understanding of the levels and trends of medical cost is made for breast cancer patients with different medical insurance coverages in China (mainland), in an attempt to offer a clue to further control the costs. Methods: The inpatient payments of 9,716,180 breast cancer patients spent in medical institutions of different types and grades during 2011-2015 were collected from the inpatient medical record home page (IMRHP) dataset. The data were then processed with SAS (Version 9...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141645/measuring-quality-of-life-among-people-living-with-hiv-a-systematic-review-of-reviews
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REVIEW
Vanessa Cooper, Jane Clatworthy, Richard Harding, Jennifer Whetham
AIM: A systematic review of reviews was conducted to identify and appraise brief measures of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that have been used in peer-reviewed research with people living with HIV. METHODS: The review was conducted in two stages: 1) search of electronic databases to identify systematic reviews of tools used to measure HRQoL in adults living with HIV, published since the year 2000; 2) selection of HRQol scales from those identified in the reviews...
November 15, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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