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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786928/evaluation-of-medication-dose-omissions-amongst-inpatients-in-a-hospital-using-an-electronic-medication-management-system
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Katherine V Hunt, Andrew M Harding, Simone E Taylor, Colin Curtain
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Whilst many dose omissions cause no patient harm, inappropriate dose omissions have been associated with increased length of hospital stay, risk of sepsis, and mortality. This study aimed to comprehensively describe the prevalence and nature of omitted doses overall and of high risk medication dose omissions in an organization using an electronic Medication Management System. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was undertaken in an Australian tertiary referral health service...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786136/temporal-trends-in-the-epidemiology-of-cervical-cancer-in-south-africa-1994-2012
#2
Gbenga Olorunfemi, Ntombizodwa Ndlovu, Gwinyai Masukume, Admire Chikandiwa, Pedro T Pisa, Elvira Singh
Cervical cancer (CC) is the leading cause of cancer death among female South Africans (SA). Improved access to reproductive health services following multi-ethnic democracy in 1994, HIV epidemic, and the initiation of CC population-based screening in early 2000's have influenced the epidemiology of CC in SA. We therefore evaluated the trends in CC age-standardized incidence (ASIR) (1994 - 2009) and mortality rates (ASMR) (2004 - 2012) using data from the South African National Cancer Registry and the Statistics South Africa, respectively...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785997/endoillumination-chandelier-and-wide-angle-viewing-assisted-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-of-intraocular-mass-lesions
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Pradeep Venkatesh, Seema Kashyap, Shreyas Temkar, Varun Gogia, Gaurav Garg, Rahul Kumar Bafna
Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of intraocular mass lesions is an important intervention in the presence of diagnostic difficulty. FNAB of intraocular mass lesions is also likely to become more commonly recommended for prognostication of tumors such as choroidal melanoma. The most commonly described approach for tumor localization and visualization during FNAB is transillumination and indirect ophthalmoscopic viewing. Herein, we report endoillumination (chandelier) and wide-angle viewing assisted, microscope-based approach for FNAB in two patients using two port minimally invasive vitreoretinal surgical approach...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784634/evaluation-of-app-based-serious-gaming-as-a-training-method-in-teaching-chest-tube-insertion-to-medical-students-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrick Haubruck, Felix Nickel, Julian Ober, Tilman Walker, Christian Bergdolt, Mirco Friedrich, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Franziska Forchheim, Christian Fischer, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Michael C Tanner
BACKGROUND: The insertion of a chest tube should be as quick and accurate as possible to maximize the benefit and minimize possible complications for the patient. Therefore, comprehensive training and assessment before an emergency situation are essential for proficiency in chest tube insertion. Serious games have become more prevalent in surgical training because they enable students to study and train a procedure independently, and errors made have no effect on patients. However, up-to-date evidence regarding the effect of serious games on performance in procedures in emergency medicine remains scarce...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784231/health-beliefs-and-experiences-of-a-health-promotion-intervention-among-psychiatric-patients-with-substance-use-an-interview-study
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Anette Juel, Peter Hjorth, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, Niels Buus
We aimed to explore beliefs about physical health from the perspective of patients with concurrent mental illness and substance use and to explore how a health promotion intervention influenced their personal agency for changing health-related behaviour. Our findings were that patients' beliefs were focused on their present day state of health and that patients had strategies to normalize their health and health-related behaviour. Health promotion to this group of patients should be tailored to fit their particular beliefs...
June 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784145/the-effect-of-the-use-of-thyme-honey-in-minimizing-radiation-induced-oral-mucositis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melanie Charalambous, Vasilios Raftopoulos, Lefkios Paikousis, Nicos Katodritis, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Dimitrios Vomvas, Morpho Georgiou, Andreas Charalambous
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced oral mucositis is one of the main side effects during and after the treatment of head and neck cancer patients. The study was designed to provide evidence on the effectiveness of thyme honey on oral mucositis management. METHODS: This was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) with 72 head and neck cancer patients who were divided either to the intervention group (thyme honey rinses) or to the control group (saline rinses). Oral mucositis was assessed according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOC criteria), and assessments were performed weekly starting at the 4th week of the radiotherapy for seven weeks and repeated once 6 months later...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784123/endovascular-interventions-for-venous-disease
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Paul O'Connor, Robert Lookstein
Venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, occur in up to 900,000 people per year in the United States. Current first-line therapy consists of systemic anticoagulation with a goal to prevent additional thrombus formation. Treatment with anticoagulation alone provides less than satisfactory results with some studies showing propagation of thrombus in almost 40% of cases. Current first-line therapy does not include active removal of thrombus and does little to alleviate acute symptoms and the damaging inflammatory response that may result in postthrombotic syndrome...
June 2018: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783867/virtual-stenting-of-intracranial-aneurysms-a-pilot-study-for-the-prediction-of-treatment-success-based-on-hemodynamic-simulations
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Philipp Berg, Sylvia Saalfeld, Gábor Janiga, Olivier Brina, Nicole M Cancelliere, Paolo Machi, Vitor M Pereira
Endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms using flow-diverting devices has revolutionized the treatment of large and complex lesions due to its minimally invasive nature and potential clinical outcomes. However, incomplete or delayed occlusion and persistent intracranial aneurysm growth are still an issue for up to one-third of the patients. We evaluated two patients with intracranial aneurysm located at the internal carotid artery who were treated with flow-diverting devices and had opposite outcomes...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782288/-clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-patients-with-chronic-coronary-artery-disease-during-overnight-hospitalization
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A B Basinkevich, Y G Matchin, D C Bubnov, G A Silvestrova, N S Shamrina, R V Atanesyan, Y V Danilushkin, A V Skorobogatova, F T Ageev, S K Vladimirov
AIM: To evaluate cost effectiveness of coronary endovascular treatment in patients with stable IHD during "one-night" hospitalization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the cost-minimization analysis direct medical cost of coronary endovascular treatment in patients with stable IHD during the "one-night" hospitalization was compared with the "classic" hospitalization. RESULTS: The most cost-effective strategy for hospitalization of patients for transcutaneous coronary intervention (TCI) with stenting was the "one-night" hospitalization...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781927/a-case-of-corneal-neovascularization-misdiagnosed-as-total-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Qihua Le, C Michael Samson, Sophie X Deng
PURPOSE: To report a case of corneal neovascularization misdiagnosed as total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). METHODS: This is a case report of a 61-year-old woman who has a history of bilateral idiopathic scleritis, keratitis, and uveitis for more than 20 years. She was diagnosed with total LSCD in her left eye based on clinical presentation alone and was confirmed as a candidate for limbal transplantation at several major tertiary eye care centers in the United States...
May 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781785/intention-of-older-women-to-consume-100-watermelon-juice-for-vascular-health-an-application-of-theory-of-planned-behavior
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Seung Eun Jung, Amy C Ellis, Kristi Crowe-White
To strengthen randomized controlled trials (RCT) evaluating the efficacy of 100% watermelon juice on vascular function of older women, theory-driven behavioral analysis as well as comparative sensory analysis of the intervention and placebo were conducted. The Theory of Planned Behavior was adopted to assess psychosocial determinants of intention to consume watermelon juice. Sensory attributes were assessed utilizing hedonic scales. Analysis included Structural Equation Modeling with maximum likelihood. The measurement model provided a good fit (x2  = 70...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781701/intervention-for-bilingual-speech-sound-disorders-a-case-study-of-an-isixhosa-english-speaking-child
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Kate Rossouw, Michelle Pascoe
 Bilingualism is common in South Africa, with many children acquiring isiXhosa as a home language and learning English from a young age in nursery or crèche. IsiXhosa is a local language, part of the Bantu language family, widely spoken in the country. Aims: To describe changes in a bilingual child's speech following intervention based on a theoretically motivated and tailored intervention plan. Methods and procedures: This study describes a female isiXhosa-English bilingual child, named Gcobisa (pseudonym) (chronological age 4 years and 2 months) with a speech sound disorder...
March 19, 2018: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781659/nicotine-deprivation-increases-pain-intensity-neurogenic-inflammation-and-mechanical-hyperalgesia-among-daily-tobacco-smokers
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Joseph W Ditre, Emily L Zale, Lisa R LaRowe, Jesse D Kosiba, Martin J De Vita
An evolving reciprocal model posits that pain and tobacco smoking behavior interact in the manner of a positive feedback loop, resulting in greater pain and the maintenance of nicotine dependence. There is also reason to believe that abstaining from smoking may increase pain during the early stages of smoking cessation. The goal of this study was to test the effects of nicotine deprivation on experimental pain reactivity. Daily tobacco cigarette smokers (N = 165; 43% female) were randomized to either extended nicotine deprivation (12-24 hr smoking abstinence), minimal deprivation (2 hr smoking abstinence), or continued smoking conditions, prior to undergoing pain induction via topical capsaicin...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780431/mathematical-modelling-of-bacterial-meningitis-transmission-dynamics-with-control-measures
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Joshua Kiddy K Asamoah, Farai Nyabadza, Baba Seidu, Mehar Chand, Hemen Dutta
Vaccination and treatment are the most effective ways of controlling the transmission of most infectious diseases. While vaccination helps susceptible individuals to build either a long-term immunity or short-term immunity, treatment reduces the number of disease-induced deaths and the number of infectious individuals in a community/nation. In this paper, a nonlinear deterministic model with time-dependent controls has been proposed to describe the dynamics of bacterial meningitis in a population. The model is shown to exhibit a unique globally asymptotically stable disease-free equilibrium ℰ 0 , when the effective reproduction number ℛ VT ≤ 1, and a globally asymptotically stable endemic equilibrium ℰ 1 , when ℛ VT > 1; and it exhibits a transcritical bifurcation at ℛ VT = 1...
2018: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780265/does-focused-and-dedicated-teaching-improve-the-confidence-of-gp-trainees-to-diagnose-and-manage-common-acute-ent-pathologies-in-primary-care
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Vikas Acharya, Matthew Haywood, Naomi Kokkinos, Anisha Raithatha, Sinthuja Francis, Rishi Sharma
Background: General practitioners (GPs) are key members of the health care profession who are required to have a considerable breadth of knowledge to manage and treat patients effectively in the community. Their skills and experience varies depending on the medical school they attended and their foundation training and specialist GP training schemes. Exposure to ear, nose, and throat (ENT)-specific pathology is often insufficient due to the lack of formal otolaryngology rotations, minimal relevant teaching opportunities, and inconsistencies in curricula, despite ENT-related pathology presentations being one of the commonest consultations in primary care...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780064/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-complicated-by-conversion-disorder-a-case-report
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Misa Nakamura, Seiji Tanaka, Tadashi Inoue, Yasuto Maeda, Kiyohito Okumiya, Takuya Esaki, G O Shimomura, Kenji Masunaga, Shinichiro Nagamitsu, Yushiro Yamashita
Conversion disorder (CD) is sometimes accompanied by motor and sensory impairments, such as muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory hypersensitivity, and sensory loss. Sjögren's syndrome (SS) complicates 5-10% of cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Patients with SS or SLE present with various neurological symptoms and psychiatric manifestations. When neurological symptoms are present, it is important to distinguish whether the symptoms are caused by a neurological or a mental disorder because the former requires early intensive intervention, such as methylprednisolone pulse therapy (MPT), whereas psychotherapy or antidepressant drugs are recommended for mental disorders...
May 21, 2018: Kurume Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779971/bifurcation-and-ostial-optical-coherence-tomography-mapping-boom-case-description-of-a-novel-bifurcation-stent-technique
#17
Evan Shlofmitz, Fernando Sosa, Alec Goldberg, Akiko Maehara, Ziad A Ali, Gary S Mintz, Jeffery W Moses, Gregg W Stone, Richard A Shlofmitz, Allen Jeremias
Stent placement guided by angiography alone is often inexact, but of increased importance with bifurcation percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We describe a novel technique using optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided angiographic co-registration termed "Bifurcation and Ostial OCT Mapping" (BOOM). The technique is based on the precise identification and mapping of the side-branch ostium using co-registration to minimize protrusion of stent struts into the main branch while ensuring full coverage of the ostium in the side-branch...
May 6, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779825/associations-between-eating-difficulties-nutritional-status-and-activity-of-daily-living-in-acute-geriatric-patients
#18
Mie Marie Nielsen, Thomas Maribo, Albert Westergren, Dorte Melgaard
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Eating difficulties, having a poor nutritional status, and low activity of daily living are all prevalent issues in the geriatric population. The aim of this study was to explore associations between patients' eating difficulties, their nutritional status and their activity of daily living in patients aged 60 years or older who were admitted to an acute geriatric unit. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between March and September 2016 at the geriatric department of North Denmark Regional Hospital, Hjørring...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778518/an-innovative-medical-school-curriculum-to-address-human-papillomavirus-vaccine-hesitancy
#19
Abigail M Schnaith, Erica M Evans, Caleb Vogt, Andrea M Tinsay, Thomas E Schmidt, Katelyn M Tessier, Britt K Erickson
BACKGROUND: Vaccination rates against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the US remain alarmingly low. Physicians can significantly influence a parent's decision to vaccinate their children. However, medical education often lacks training on specific strategies for communicating with vaccine hesitant parents. METHODS: We created an innovative curriculum designed to teach medical students how to address HPV vaccine hesitancy. The curriculum consisted of (1) a presentation on the epidemiology, biology, and disease morbidity associated with HPV, (2) a video that teaches specific communication strategies and (3) role-playing simulations...
May 16, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778258/new-treatments-have-changed-the-game-hepatitis-c-treatment-in-primary-care
#20
REVIEW
Shelley N Facente, Katie Burk, Kelly Eagen, Elise S Mara, Aaron A Smith, Colleen S Lynch
In the pre-direct-acting antiviral era, hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments were complex and largely managed by hepatologists, gastroenterologists, and infectious disease physicians. As direct-acting antivirals have driven up demand for treatment, the relative scarcity of these specialists has created a bottleneck effect, resulting in only a fraction of HCV-infected individuals offered treatment. The San Francisco Health Network is a safety net system of care. Its intervention was designed to be sustainable and scalable; with minimal time commitments for training providers, primary care-based HCV treatment increased 3-fold in a period of just over 3 years...
June 2018: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
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