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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243536/variation-in-pediatric-organ-donor-management-practices-among-us-organ-procurement-organizations
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Robert S Ream, Eric S Armbrecht
INTRODUCTION: Reports of actual pediatric organ donor management practice among US organ procurement organizations are sparse, and the use of standardized management guidelines is unknown. A recent consensus statement from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations offers guidelines for the management of the pediatric organ donor. RESEARCH QUESTION: To describe the use of guidelines and routine practices in the management of the pediatric organ donor with respect to hemodynamics, lung and ventilator management, fluid and electrolytes, hormonal replacement therapy, the use of blood products, thermoregulation, and prophylactic antibiotics...
January 1, 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243254/graduating-otolaryngology-resident-preparedness-for-fellowship-as-assessed-by-fellowship-faculty
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Julie Highland, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate fellowship program directors' perceptions of incoming clinical fellows' preparedness for subspecialty training and to thereby identify strengths and shortcomings in otolaryngology training programs' ability to prepare residents for fellowship. STUDY DESIGN: Validated e-mail survey. METHODS: Two hundred eleven otolaryngology subspecialty fellowship program directors and faculty directly involved with training fellows were contacted...
December 15, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242895/comparison-of-laboratory-developed-tests-and-fda-approved-assays-for-braf-egfr-and-kras-testing
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Annette S Kim, Angela N Bartley, Julia A Bridge, Suzanne Kamel-Reid, Alexander J Lazar, Neal I Lindeman, Thomas A Long, Jason D Merker, Alex J Rai, David L Rimm, Paul G Rothberg, Patricia Vasalos, Joel T Moncur
Importance: The debate about the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) has focused attention on the analytical performance of all clinical laboratory testing. This study provides data comparing the performance of LDTs and FDA-approved companion diagnostics (FDA-CDs) in proficiency testing (PT) provided by the College of American Pathologists Molecular Oncology Committee. Objective: To compare the analytical performance of LDTs and FDA-CDs on well-characterized PT samples and to compare the practice characteristics of laboratories using these assays...
December 14, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242096/risk-factors-for-short-term-complications-after-rotator-cuff-repair-in-the-united-states
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William W Schairer, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Michael C Fu, Russell F Warren
PURPOSE: To use a population-level dataset to evaluate the rate of 30-day complications after rotator cuff repair, and to evaluate the risk factors for complication and unplanned hospital readmission. METHODS: We used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2011 to 2015 to identify patients who underwent rotator cuff repair and concomitant procedures using Current Procedural Terminology codes. Postoperative complications and unplanned hospital readmissions were identified...
December 11, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241523/acculturative-stress-in-korean-americans
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Cha-Nam Shin, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Bin Suh
BACKGROUND: Acculturative stress is known to contribute to chronic diseases among many immigrants and yet this association in Korean Americans remains unclear. AIM: The study purpose was to examine the level of acculturative stress in Korean Americans and to determine if correlations existed with personal and physiological factors. METHODS: An exploratory, cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted in a sample of 107 Korean American adults...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240620/urinary-incontinence-pelvic-floor-muscle-and-behavioral-training-for-women
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Lisa S Pair, William E Somerall
Primary care NPs play a significant role in recognizing and implementing strategies for urinary incontinence (UI) management. The American College of Physicians recommends pelvic floor muscle and behavioral training as initial treatment for UI. This article provides practical tips that can help improve urinary continence.
January 15, 2018: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240547/implementing-cdc-s-level-of-care-assessment-tool-locate-a-national-collaboration-to-improve-maternal-and-child-health
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Andrea Catalano, Amanda Bennett, Ashley Busacker, Alethia Carr, David Goodman, Charlan Kroelinger, Ekwutosi Okoroh, Mary Brantley, Wanda Barfield
Perinatal regionalization, or risk-appropriate care, is an approach that classifies facilities based on capabilities to ensure women and infants receive care at a facility that aligns with their risk. The CDC designed the Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe) to assist jurisdictions working in risk-appropriate care in assessing a facility's level of maternal and neonatal care aligned with the most current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ACOG/SMFM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines...
December 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240078/erratum-laboratory-diagnosis-of-biotinidase-deficiency-2017-update-a-technical-standard-and-guideline-of-the-american-college-of-medical-genetics-and-genomics
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Erin T Strovel, Tina M Cowan, Anna I Scott, Barry Wolf
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/gim.2017.84.
December 14, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239957/american-college-of-surgeons-children-s-surgery-verification-quality-improvement-program-what-anesthesiologists-need-to-know-now
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Melissa Brooks Peterson, Constance S Houck, Jayant K Deshpande, Randall P Flick
A task force of pediatric surgical specialists with the support of The American College of Surgeons recently launched a verification program for pediatric surgery, the Children's Surgery Verification quality improvement program, with the goal of improving pediatric surgical, procedural, and perioperative care. Included in this program are specific standards for the delivery of pediatric anesthesia care across a variety of practice settings. We review the background, available evidence, requirements for verification, and verification process and its implications for the practice of pediatric anesthesia across the country...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239902/oath-taking-at-u-s-and-canadian-medical-school-ceremonies-historical-perspectives-current-practices-and-future-considerations
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Steven J Scheinman, Patrick Fleming, Kellyann Niotis
The widespread use of oaths at medical commencements is a recent phenomenon of the late 20th century. While many are referred to as "Hippocratic," surveys have found that most oaths are modern, and the use of unique oaths has been rising. Oaths taken upon entry to medical school are even more recent, and their content has not been reported. The authors surveyed all Association of American Medical Colleges member schools in the United States and Canada in 2015 and analyzed oath texts. Of 111 (70.2%) responses, full texts were submitted for 80 commencement and 72 white coat oaths...
December 12, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239885/the-present-state-of-neurointensivist-training-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-to-other-critical-care-training-programs
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Evie G Marcolini, David B Seder, Jordan B Bonomo, Thomas P Bleck, J Claude Hemphill, Lori Shutter, Fred Rincon, Shelly D Timmons, Paul Nyquist
OBJECTIVE: This manuscript describes the state of neurocritical care fellowship training, compares its written standards to those of other critical care fellowship programs, and discusses how programmatic oversight by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties should evolve to meet American College of Graduate Medical Education standards. This review is a work product of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Neuroscience section and was reviewed and approved by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine...
December 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239004/providing-comprehensive-medication-management-in-telehealth
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Melissa E Badowski, Scot Walker, Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Sandy Bartlett, Juliana Chan, Kelly A Cochran, Scott Coon, Michelle Liedtke, Brad Phillips, Taylor White
The goal of this white paper is to provide direction for clinical pharmacists providing telehealth. Telehealth care is rapidly emerging to improve patient access to health care and optimize patient health outcomes. With the increasing ability to access electronic health record portals, as many as 75 million telehealth encounters are expected in North America annually. Although electronic "point of access" undoubtedly increases the use of medical and pharmacy services, the real value of telehealth lies in improved access to patients in remote areas lacking adequate medical and pharmacy services and to high-risk patients requiring frequent monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238975/effect-of-rural-and-urban-geography-on-larynx-cancer-incidence-and-survival
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Steven A Zuniga, Miriam N Lango
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Investigate the impact of rural geography on larynx cancer incidence and survival. STUDY DESIGN: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database study. METHODS: Incidence and survival rates by Rural-Urban Continuum codes for larynx squamous cell carcinoma patients diagnosed from 2004 to 2012 were evaluated using SEER statistical software and Cox proportional hazards survival analysis. RESULTS: The lowest age-adjusted incidence rates for larynx cancer were seen in densely populated urban regions, with mean rates of 2...
December 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238657/30-day-adverse-event-rates-following-penile-prosthesis-surgery-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-based-evaluation
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Isaac Palma-Zamora, Akshay Sood, Ali A Dabaja
Background: Commonly utilized as a third-line therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED) management, the penile prostheses have become a staple treatment for ED refractory to pharmacological interventions. There is however a paucity of data in the literature pertaining to short-term adverse outcomes following penile prosthesis surgery. We thus sought to leverage the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) to evaluate such outcomes within 30 days of surgery in these patients...
November 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238644/impact-of-preoperative-anemia-on-outcomes-in-adults-undergoing-elective-posterior-cervical-fusion
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Kevin Phan, Alexander E Dunn, Jun S Kim, John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Parth Kothari, Nathan J Lee, Joshua Xu, James E Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objectives: Few studies have investigated the role of preoperative anemia on postoperative outcomes of posterior cervical fusion. This study looked to investigate the potential relationship between preoperative anemia and postoperative outcomes following posterior cervical spine fusion. Methods: Data from patients undergoing elective posterior cervical fusions between 2005 and 2012 was collected from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database using inclusion/exclusion criteria...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238640/high-risk-subgroup-membership-is-a-predictor-of-30-day-morbidity-following-anterior-lumbar-fusion
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Rachel S Bronheim, Jun S Kim, John Di Capua, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Sulaiman Somani, Kevin Phan, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Objective: To determine if membership in a high-risk subgroup is predictive of morbidity and mortality following anterior lumbar fusion (ALF). Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was utilized to identify patients undergoing ALF between 2010 and 2014. Multivariate analysis was utilized to identify high-risk subgroup membership as an independent predictor of postoperative complications...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238635/anesthesia-duration-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-early-postoperative-complications-in-adults-undergoing-elective-acdf
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Kevin Phan, Jun S Kim, Joung Heon Kim, Sulaiman Somani, John Di'Capua, James E Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective study. Objective: To determine the presence of any potential associations between anesthesia time with postoperative outcome and complications following elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Methods: Patients who underwent elective ACDF were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program database. Patient demographics, medical comorbidities, and perioperative and postoperative complications up to 30 days were analyzed by univariate and multivariate analysis...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238634/asa-classification-as-a-risk-stratification-tool-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-study-of-5805-patients
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Sulaiman Somani, John Di Capua, Jun S Kim, Kevin Phan, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Joung-Heon Kim, James Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objectives: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is a highly complex procedure that has high complication rates. Risk stratification tools can improve patient management and may lower complication rates and associated costs. The goal of this study was to identify the independent association between American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class and postoperative outcomes following ASD surgery...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237618/efficacy-and-safety-of-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-gel-in-refractory-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
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Rohit Aggarwal, Galina Marder, Diane Carol Koontz, Preeya Nandkumar, Zengbiao Qi, Chester V Oddis
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability and steroid-sparing effect of repository corticotropin injection (RCI), in an open-label clinical trial, in refractory adult polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). METHODS: Adults with refractory PM and DM were enrolled by two centres. Inclusion criteria included refractory disease defined as failing glucocorticoid and/or ≥1 immunosuppressive agent, as well as active disease defined as significant muscle weakness and >2 additional abnormal core set measures (CSMs) or a cutaneous 10 cm Visual Analogue Scale score of ≥3 cm and at least three other abnormal CSMs...
December 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236579/dimensions-of-ethnic-identity-as-protective-factors-for-substance-use-and-sexual-risk-behaviors-in-african-american-college-students
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Angela M Bowman Heads, Angel M Glover, Linda G Castillo, Shelley Blozis, Su Yeong Kim
OBJECTIVE: To examine ethnic identity and ethnic socialization as potential protective factors for risk behaviors among U.S. college students. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 398 African American and Afro-Caribbean students recruited from 30 colleges and universities September 2008 - October 2009. METHODS: Data on hazardous alcohol use, substance use, sexual behaviors, ethnic identity and ethnic/racial socialization were collected. Hierarchical linear and negative binomial regression analyses were conducted to determine the degree to ethnic identity and ethnic/racial socialization predicted the risk behaviors...
December 13, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
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