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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917315/protective-and-risk-factors-associated-with-the-presence-of-toxocara-spp-eggs-in-dog-hair
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Yslla Fernanda Fitz Balo Merigueti, Vamilton Alvares Santarém, Lívia Magosso Ramires, Aline da Silveira Batista, Layron Vinícus da Costa Beserra, Amábyle Lopes Nuci, Talita Mirella de Paula Esposte
Toxocariasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic zoonoses in the world. The disease is principally caused by the nematode Toxocara canis, whose definitive host is the dog. The transmission of toxocariasis to humans is mainly caused by accidental ingestion of embryonated eggs of the parasite, present in the soil. Studies have shown that dog hair has the capacity to harbor eggs of the parasite and represents a risk for transmission of the zoonosis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the frequency and factors associated with the contamination of dog hair by Toxocara spp...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915926/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-staphylococcus-species-isolated-from-cats-presented-at-a-veterinary-academic-hospital-in-south-africa
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Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu, Agricola Odoi
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. This study investigated the proportion of antimicrobial resistant samples and resistance patterns of Staphylococcus isolates from cats presented at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa. Records of 216 samples from cats that were submitted to the bacteriology laboratory of the University of Pretoria academic veterinary hospital between 2007 and 2012 were evaluated. Isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing against a panel of 15 drugs using the disc diffusion method...
September 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915849/exposure-rate-of-vzv-among-women-attending-antenatal-care-clinic-in-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
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Saluwadana Walawwe Pavithra Lakmini Daulagala, Faseeha Noordeen, Mohamed Mukthar Fathina Fara, Chathura Rathnayake, Kapila Gunawardana
BACKGROUND: Varicella or chickenpox was not a notifiable disease until 2005 in Sri Lanka and only a few studies have been conducted on the epidemiology of VZV infection in the country. The anti-VZV IgG sero-prevalence among antenatal women is extremely limited and thus a selected group of antenatal clinic attendees were chosen to determine the exposure rate to VZV infection. METHODS: Women attending the antenatal clinic at Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka were selected for the study and 3 mL of venous blood was collected from 181 participants and the demographic data was obtained through a pre-tested questionnaire...
September 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904537/the-effect-of-new-model-prepared-on-obtaining-informed-consent-skill-in-midwifery-students-of-shahid-sadoughi-university-of-medical-sciences
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Tahmineh Farajkhoda, Mahshid Bokaie, Mahmoud Abbasi, Saeedeh NajafiHedeshi, Zahra Alavi, Mahin Rahimdel
BACKGROUND: Professional ethics culture should be taught to students appropriately. Studies have shown that midwifery students are not entirely familiar with the skill of obtaining informed consent. Using a new and applicable model to teach this skill to midwifery students is necessary. This study was conducted to determine the effect of a new standard model, PREPARED, on the skill of obtaining informed consent in midwifery students of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This interventional study was conducted on 37 5(th) semester midwifery students through a census method...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887894/interobserver-variation-in-the-diagnosis-of-neurologic-abnormalities-in-the-horse
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W J A Saville, S M Reed, J P Dubey, D E Granstrom, P S Morley, K W Hinchcliff, C W Kohn, T E Wittum, J D Workman
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) relies heavily on the clinical examination. The accurate identification of neurologic signs during a clinical examination is critical to the interpretation of laboratory results. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the level of agreement between board-certified veterinary internists when performing neurologic examinations in horses. ANIMALS: Ninety-seven horses admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at The Ohio State University from December 1997 to June 1998...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887236/iatrogenic-major-venous-injury-is-associated-with-increased-morbidity-of-aortic-reconstruction
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Sachinder S Hans, Steven Vang, Gul Sachwani-Daswani
BACKGROUND: Major venous injury during open aortic reconstruction though uncommon often result in sudden and massive blood loss resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. This study details the etiology, management, and outcome of such injuries. METHODS: A retrospective review of 945 patients (1981-2017) undergoing aortic reconstruction from 2 mid-sized (350 bed teaching hospitals). Seven hundred twenty-three patients (76.5%) underwent open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair/iliac aneurysm repair, 222 patients (23...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885694/influence-of-preoperative-septic-peritonitis-and-anastomotic-technique-on-the-dehiscence-of-enterectomy-sites-in-dogs-a-retrospective-review-of-210-anastomoses
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Daniel J Davis, Ryan M Demianiuk, Jon Musser, Maria Podsiedlik, Joe Hauptman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of preoperative septic peritonitis (PSP) and stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses on the dehiscence of intestinal resection and anastomosis (IRA). We hypothesized that the incidence of IRA dehiscence would be greater (1) when performed with PSP and (2) for hand-sewn anastomoses. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. ANIMAL POPULATIONS: Client-owned dogs at Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital...
September 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884135/career-development-guidance-and-mentorship-during-anesthesia-residency-training-an-internet-survey
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Ruchir Gupta, Ruth Reinsel
BACKGROUND: We conducted a survey of Anesthesiology residency programs in the United States to identify current practice regarding mentorship and teaching of topics related to career development. METHODS: Program directors for all currently accredited Anesthesiology residency programs (N=129 as of April 2016) were contacted by e-mail and invited to complete a short internet survey. Two follow-up e-mails were sent at one-week intervals to those who had not yet responded...
April 2017: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883159/developing-and-evaluating-collaborative-online-based-instructional-designs-in-health-information-management
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Elske Ammenwerth, Werner O Hackl, Michael Felderer, Alexander Hoerbst
The number of students enrolled in online courses is increasing steadily. Distance education offers many advantages, but also has inherent challenges. Successful distance education needs a thoughtfully designed instructional strategy where students are supported to actively create knowledge. We present the design and evaluation of three online-based courses in health informatics. The courses were based on a collaborative instructional strategy. The evaluation comprised workload analysis, student evaluation, student interviews and student reflections...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882522/hospital-competitive-intensity-and-perioperative-outcomes-following-lumbar-spinal-fusion
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Wesley M Durand, Joseph R Johnson, Neill Y Li, JaeWon Yang, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Alan H Daniels
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Inter-hospital competition has been shown to influence adoption of surgical techniques and approaches, clinical patient outcomes, and healthcare resource utilization for select surgical procedures. However, little is known regarding these dynamics as they relate to spine surgery. PURPOSE: This investigation sought to examine the relationship between inter-hospital competitive intensity and perioperative outcomes following lumbar spinal fusion...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882272/using-interactive-virtual-presence-to-support-accurate-installation-of-child-restraints-efficacy-and-parental-perceptions
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David C Schwebel, M Alison Tillman, Marie Crew, Matthew Muller, Anna Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Child restraint systems (car seats) reduce injury risk for young children involved in motor-vehicle crashes, but parents experience significant difficulty installing child restraints correctly. Installation by certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians yields more accurate installation, but is impractical for broad distribution. A potential solution is use of interactive virtual presence via smartphone application (app), which permits "hands on" teaching through simultaneous and remote joint exposure to 3-dimensional images...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873076/women-awaken-faster-than-men-after-electroencephalogram-monitored-propofol-sedation-for-colonoscopy-a-prospective-observational-study
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Andrea Riphaus, Mark Slottje, Jan Bulla, Carolin Keil, Christian Mentzel, Vera Limbach, Barbara Schultz, Christian Unzicker
BACKGROUND: Sedation for colonoscopy using intravenous propofol has become standard in many Western countries. OBJECTIVE: Gender-specific differences have been shown for general anaesthesia in dentistry, but no such data existed for gastrointestinal endoscopy. DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: An academic teaching hospital of Hannover Medical School. PATIENTS: A total of 219 patients (108 women and 111 men) scheduled for colonoscopy...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872099/impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-hypopnea-syndrome-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Pratyusha Priyadarshini, Vijay Pal Singh, Sandeep Aggarwal, Harshit Garg, Sanjeev Sinha, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is commonly associated with morbid obesity. Weight loss following bariatric surgery results in resolution or improvement of OSA. However, few studies have done objective assessment of the impact of bariatric surgery on OSA. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of bariatric surgery on OSA. SETTING: The study was conducted in the teaching institution of a tertiary care centre. METHODS: Twenty-seven morbidly obese patients seeking bariatric surgery were administered Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) health questionnaire and subjected to overnight polysomnography...
October 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870243/human-fascioliasis-by-fasciola-hepatica-the-first-case-report-in-nepal
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Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Mohan Khadka, Dipesh Gurubacharya, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Keshab Parajuli, Niranjan Prasad Shah, Hari Prasad Kattel, Bharat Mani Pokharel, Basista Rijal
BACKGROUND: Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Fasciola species. Patient may be asymptomatic or presents with jaundice and biliary colic or right hypochondriac pain due to bile duct obstruction with gastrointestinal symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of human fascioliasis in a 45 years old female presented to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Kathmandu, Nepal on August, 2015 with fever, right hypochondriac pain, jaundice and occasional vomiting with anorexia for 4 months whose alkaline phosphatase was elevated and peripheral blood smear revealed eosinophilia...
September 5, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866750/relationship-between-laryngeal-sensory-deficits-aspiration-and-pneumonia-in-patients-with-dysphagia
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Asako Kaneoka, Jessica M Pisegna, Haruhi Inokuchi, Rumi Ueha, Takao Goto, Takaharu Nito, Cara E Stepp, Michael P LaValley, Nobuhiko Haga, Susan E Langmore
The laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) is an airway protective reflex that manifests as a brief vocal fold closure in response to laryngeal stimulation. This study examined if the absence of the LAR in response to touch delivered by a laryngoscope is associated with penetration/aspiration or pneumonia in patients with dysphagia. Inpatients at a teaching hospital with clinical symptoms of dysphagia were recruited upon referral to the otolaryngology clinic for a swallowing evaluation. Otolaryngologists observed the status of secretions and touched each arytenoid with the tip of the laryngoscope...
September 2, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866608/medical-research-and-audit-skills-training-for-undergraduates-an-international-analysis-and-student-focused-needs-assessment
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INTRODUCTION: Interpreting, performing and applying research is a key part of evidence-based medical practice, however, incorporating these within curricula is challenging. This study aimed to explore current provision of research skills training within medical school curricula, provide a student-focused needs assessment and prioritise research competencies. METHODS: A international, cross-sectional survey of final year UK and Irish medical students was disseminated at each participating university...
September 2, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860736/overdiagnosis-of-copd-in-hospitalized-patients
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Kerry Spero, Ghiath Bayasi, Linda Beaudry, Kimberly R Barber, Fahim Khorfan
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually made based on history and physical exam alone. Symptoms of dyspnea, cough, and wheeze are nonspecific and attributable to a variety of diseases. Confirmatory testing to verify the airflow obstruction is available but rarely used, which may result in substantial misdiagnoses of COPD. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of confirmatory testing and assess the accuracy of the diagnosis. METHODS: From January 2011 through December 2013, 6,018 patients with COPD as a principal or leading diagnosis were admitted at a community teaching hospital...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858951/impact-of-interactive-video-communication-versus-text-based-feedback-on-teaching-social-and-cognitive-presence-in-online-learning-communities
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Charlotte Seckman
A key element to online learning is the ability to create a sense of presence to improve learning outcomes. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the impact of interactive video communication versus text-based feedback and found a significant difference between the 2 groups related to teaching, social, and cognitive presence. Recommendations to enhance presence should focus on providing timely feedback, interactive learning experiences, and opportunities for students to establish relationships with peers and faculty...
August 30, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857699/evaluation-of-the-reasons-for-and-outcomes-of-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-in-pet-pigs-11-cases-2004-2015
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Elsa K Ludwig, Christopher R Byron
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reasons for and outcomes of gastrointestinal tract surgery in pet pigs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 11 pigs. PROCEDURES The medical record database of a teaching hospital was searched to identify pet pigs that underwent at least 1 celiotomy because of a possible gastrointestinal tract obstruction between 2004 and 2015. For each pig, information extracted from the medical record included history; signalment; clinical signs; physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and diagnostic test results; perioperative management; surgical diagnosis, duration, and procedures performed; postoperative complications; and outcome...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842283/effect-of-combination-therapy-containing-a-high-dose-carbapenem-on-mortality-in-patients-with-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infection
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Maddalena Giannella, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Daniele Roberto Giacobbe, Francesco Giuseppe De, Matteo Bassetti, Alessandro Bartoloni, Michele Bartoletti, Angela Raffaella Losito, Valerio Del Bono, Silvia Corcione, Sara Tedeschi, Francesca Raffaelli, Carolina Saffioti, Teresa Spanu, Gian Maria Rossolini, Anna Marchese, Simone Ambretti, Roberto Cauda, Claudio Viscoli, Russell Edward Lewis, Pierluigi Viale, Mario Tumbarello
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of high-dose (HD) carbapenem-based combination therapy on clinical outcome in patients with monomicrobial carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) bloodstream-infection (BSI). METHODS: Post hoc analysis of all adult patients with CR-KP BSI who were treated with combination antibiotic regimen, collected over 6-year period in 6 large teaching Italian hospitals. To control for confounding effects of HD carbapenem combination on 14-day mortality, a multivariate Cox regression analysis was performed...
August 22, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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