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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742736/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-using-nationally-derived-hospital-discharge-data-relative-to-a-prospective-multicenter-surgical-database-of-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Gregory W Poorman, Peter G Passias, Aaron J Buckland, Cyrus M Jalai, Michael Kelly, Daniel M Sciubba, Brian J Neuman, D Kojo Hamilton, Amit Jain, Bassel Diebo, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric O Klineberg
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of three prospectively collected databases. OBJECTIVE: To compare perioperative outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) surgeries in a surgeon-run (SR-ASD) and two national databases: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Much has been learned on the treatment of ASD in the last decade with prospective multicenter collaborative research focusing on this specific condition...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741905/preventing-childhood-obesity-in-latin-america-an-agenda-for-regional-research-and-strategic-partnerships
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B Caballero, S Vorkoper, N Anand, J A Rivera
The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity in Latin America poses a major public health challenge to the region. In response, many countries are implementing obesity prevention programmes aimed at modifying known risk factors. However, the limited scientific evidence inhibits the development and implementation of novel, effective interventions across the region. To address these gaps, the NIH Fogarty International Center convened a workshop of researchers, policymakers, programme implementers and public health advocates who are actively engaged in the region to prevent childhood obesity...
July 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741235/making-patient-engagement-a-reality
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Daphnee S Pushparajah
Patients are increasingly recognised as the true customers of healthcare. By providing insights and perspectives, patients can help the wider healthcare community better understand their needs and ultimately enhance the value of healthcare solutions being developed. In the development of new medicines, for example, meaningful patient engagement can enable the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare providers and other stakeholders to achieve more meaningful health outcomes. While both the pharmaceutical industry and regulators have achieved some progress in incorporating patient perspectives into their activities, the lack of standardised best practices and metrics has made it challenging to achieve consistency and measure success in patient engagement...
July 24, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739796/multicenter-and-international-study-of-mic-mec-distributions-for-definition-of-epidemiological-cutoff-values-ecvs-for-species-of-sporothrix-identified-by-molecular-methods
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A Espinel-Ingroff, D P B Abreu, R Almeida-Paes, R S N Brilhante, A Chakrabarti, A Chowdhary, F Hagen, S Córdoba, G M Gonzalez, N P Govender, J Guarro, E M Johnson, S E Kidd, S A Pereira, A M Rodrigues, S Rozental, M W Szeszs, R Ballesté Alaniz, A Bonifaz, L X Bonfietti, L P Borba-Santos, J Capilla, A L Colombo, M Dolande, M G Isla, M S C Melhem, A C Mesa-Arango, M M E Oliveira, M M Panizo, Z Pires de Camargo, R M Zancope-Oliveira, J F Meis, J Turnidge
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) conditions for testing the susceptibilities of pathogenic Sporothrix species to antifungal agents are based on a collaborative study that evaluated five clinically relevant isolates of Sporothrix schenckii sensu lato and some antifungal agents. With the advent of molecular identification, there are two basic needs: to confirm the suitability of these testing conditions for all agents and Sporothrix species and to establish species-specific epidemiologic cutoff values (ECVs) or breakpoints (BPs) for these species...
July 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737220/current-state-of-pharmacovigilance-in-the-arab-and-eastern-mediterranean-region-results-of-a-2015-survey
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Danya M Qato
OBJECTIVES: This study describes the current state of pharmacovigilance systems in Arab and Eastern Mediterranean countries. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between May and September 2015. Data were gathered from a standardized online survey sent to pharmacovigilance leadership identified as the official national contact for the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring. In countries with no specified pharmacovigilance programme or leadership, Ministry of Health officers responsible for drug safety policies were invited to participate in the survey...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736670/wavefront-sensorless-adaptive-optics-oct-with-the-done-algorithm-for-in-vivo-human-retinal-imaging-invited
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Hans R G W Verstraete, Morgan Heisler, Myeong Jin Ju, Daniel Wahl, Laurens Bliek, Jeroen Kalkman, Stefano Bonora, Yifan Jian, Michel Verhaegen, Marinko V Sarunic
In this report, which is an international collaboration of OCT, adaptive optics, and control research, we demonstrate the Data-based Online Nonlinear Extremum-seeker (DONE) algorithm to guide the image based optimization for wavefront sensorless adaptive optics (WFSL-AO) OCT for in vivo human retinal imaging. The ocular aberrations were corrected using a multi-actuator adaptive lens after linearization of the hysteresis in the piezoelectric actuators. The DONE algorithm succeeded in drastically improving image quality and the OCT signal intensity, up to a factor seven, while achieving a computational time of 1 ms per iteration, making it applicable for many high speed applications...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734089/dementia-risk-and-prevention-by-targeting-modifiable-vascular-risk-factors
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Sana Tariq, Philip A Barber
The incidence of dementia is expected to double in the next 20 years and will contribute to heavy social and economic burden. Dementia is caused by neuronal loss that leads to brain atrophy years before symptoms manifest. Currently, no cure exists and extensive efforts are being made to mitigate cognitive impairment in late life in order to reduce the burden on patients, caregivers, and society. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD), and vascular dementia (VaD) often co-exists in the brain and shares common, modifiable risk factors, which are targeted in numerous secondary prevention trials...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733294/determining-the-worldwide-epidemiology-of-surgical-site-infections-after-gastrointestinal-resection-surgery-protocol-for-a-multicentre-international-prospective-cohort-study-globalsurg-2
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GlobalSurg Collaborative
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common complication following major gastrointestinal surgery, affecting between 25% and 40% of patients. The rate of SSI doubles from low-income to high-income settings, persisting after risk adjustment. The relative impact of antibiotic-resistant organisms and the effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis globally are unknown. This study aims to determine SSI rates following gastrointestinal surgery across worldwide hospital settings...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732210/nursing-as-universal-and-recognisable-nursing-students-perceptions-of-learning-outcomes-from-intercultural-peer-learning-webinars-a-qualitative-study
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Elisabeth Carlson, Marie Stenberg, Bessie Chan, Sukki Ho, Timothy Lai, Arkers Wong, Engle Angela Chan
Nursing students need to be prepared for the increasingly culturally diverse health care. Therefore, providing students with international perspectives remains the mission of higher education. However, given the logistic and financial constraints, not all students will be able to travel overseas for their international experiences. A feasible alternative to study abroad is internationalisation-at-home where intercultural dimensions are incorporated into curriculum, without students leaving their home universities...
July 15, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731937/an-adapted-clavien-dindo-scoring-system-in-trauma-as-a-clinically-meaningful-nonmortality-endpoint
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David N Naumann, Laura E Vincent, Nicola Pearson, Alastair Beaven, Iain M Smith, Kieran Smith, Emma Toman, Helen R Dorrance, Keith Porter, Charles E Wade, Bryan A Cotton, John B Holcomb, Mark J Midwinter
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on reporting nonmortality trauma complications in a graded manner. The Clavien-Dindo scale of complications was originally for elective surgery and requires adaptation to provide meaningful data for trauma patients. In particular, the original score does not account for those treated without surgery. We report an adapted Clavien-Dindo in trauma (ACDiT) scale and apply it to patients managed operatively and nonoperatively. METHODS: A combined prospective and retrospective international multicenter observational study was undertaken to apply the ACDiT scale to 484 trauma patients at three university teaching hospitals (Birmingham, England (n = 303); Houston, Texas (n = 113); and Glasgow, Scotland (n = 68))...
August 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730736/the-importance-of-moral-emotions-for-effective-collaboration-in-culturally-diverse-healthcare-teams
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Catherine Cook, Margaret Brunton
Moral emotions shape the effectiveness of culturally diverse teams. However, these emotions, which are integral to determining ethically responsive patient care and team relationships, typically go unrecognised. The contribution of emotions to moral deliberation is subjugated within the technorational environment of healthcare decision-making. Contemporary healthcare organisations rely on a multicultural workforce charged with the ethical care of vulnerable people. Limited extant literature examines the role of moral emotions in ethical decision-making among culturally diverse healthcare teams...
July 20, 2017: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729304/effectiveness-of-the-management-of-major-depressive-episodes-disorder-in-adults-with-comorbid-chronic-physical-diseases-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pablo Martínez, Ariel Castro, Diego Alonso, Paul A Vöhringer, Graciela Rojas
INTRODUCTION: Depression is a global-scale public health problem, and a significant association has been established between depression and chronic physical diseases. This growing comorbidity poses a challenge to healthcare systems. We aim to assess the effectiveness of the management of major depressive episodes/disorder in adults with comorbid chronic physical diseases. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728503/facilitators-and-barriers-to-international-collaboration-in-spinal-cord-injury-results-from-a-survey-of-clinicians-and-researchers
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Vanessa K Noonan, Elaine Chan, Kent Bassett-Spiers, David J Berlowitz, Fin Biering-Sørensen, Susan Charlifue, Marnie Graco, Keith C Hayes, Jane Horsewell, Phalgun Joshi, Debora Markelis, Verna Smith, Zeina Waheed, Doug J Brown
International collaboration in spinal cord injury (SCI) clinical research is necessary to overcome the challenges often encountered by clinicians and researchers including participant recruitment, high cost and the need for highly specialized expertise. However, international collaboration poses its own obstacles. The objective of this study was to conduct an international online survey to assess barriers and facilitators to international SCI clinical research, potential initiatives to facilitate future collaborations and the use of SCI-specific data sets and standards...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727606/the-clinical-utility-of-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-for-predicting-fluid-responsiveness-in-spontaneously-ventilating-patients
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
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July 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727197/influence-of-weather-on-incidence-of-bronchiolitis-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Tobias Hoeppner, Meredith Borland, Franz E Babl, Jocelyn Neutze, Natalie Phillips, David Krieser, Stuart R Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Amanda Williams, Guicheng Zhang, Ed Oakley
AIM: We aimed to examine the impact of weather on hospital admissions with bronchiolitis in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: We collected data for inpatient admissions of infants aged 2-12 months to seven hospitals in four cities in Australia and New Zealand from 2009 until 2011. Correlation of hospital admissions with minimum daily temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and rainfall was examined using linear, Poisson and negative binomial regression analyses as well as general estimated equation models...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725786/structured-annual-faculty-review-program-accelerates-professional-development-and-promotion-long-term-experience-of-the-duke-university-medical-center-s-pathology-department
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Stanley J Robboy, Roger McLendon
This retrospective observational study on faculty development analyzes the Duke University Pathology Department's 18-year experience with a structured mentoring program involving 51 junior faculty members. The majority had MD degrees only (55%). The percentage of young women faculty hires before 1998 was 25%, increasing to 72% after 2005. Diversity also broadened from 9% with varied heritages before 1998 to 37% since then. The mentoring process pivoted on an annual review process. The reviews generally helped candidates focus much earlier, identified impediments they individually felt, and provided new avenues to gain a national reputation for academic excellence...
January 2017: Acad Pathol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725193/annual-meeting-of-the-international-society-of-cancer-metabolism-iscam-metabolic-networks-in-cancer
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Nicola Baldini, Angelo De Milito, Olivier Feron, Robert J Gillies, Carine Michiels, Angela M Otto, Silvia Pastoreková, Stine F Pedersen, Paolo E Porporato, Pierre Sonveaux, Claudiu T Supuran, Sofia Avnet
Cancers are metabolic entities wherein cancer cells adapt their metabolism to their oncogenic agenda and microenvironmental influences. Metabolically different cancer cell subpopulations collaborate to optimize nutrient delivery with respect to immediate bioenergetic and biosynthetic needs. They can also metabolically exploit host cells. These metabolic networks are directly linked with cancer progression, treatment resistance and relapse. Conversely, metabolic alterations in cancer are exploited for anticancer therapy, imaging and personalized medicine...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725095/with-whom-do-researchers-collaborate-and-why
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Hajdeja Iglič, Patrick Doreian, Luka Kronegger, Anuška Ferligoj
Although research collaboration has been studied extensively, we still lack understanding regarding the factors stimulating researchers to collaborate with different kinds of research partners including members of the same research center or group, researchers from the same organization, researchers from other academic and non-academic organizations as well as international partners. Here, we provide an explanation of the emergence of diverse collaborative ties. The theoretical framework used for understanding research collaboration couples scientific and technical human capital embodied in the individual with the social organization and cognitive characteristics of the research field...
2017: Scientometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725094/evolution-of-three-nobel-prize-themes-and-a-nobel-snub-theme-in-chemistry-a-bibliometric-study-with-focus-on-international-collaboration
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Sichao Tong, Per Ahlgren
In this study, three chemistry research themes closely associated with the Nobel Prize are bibliometrically analyzed-Ribozyme, Ozone and Fullerene-as well as a research theme in chemistry not associated with the Nobel Prize (a Nobel snub theme): Brunauer-Emmett-Teller equation. We analyze, based on an algorithmically constructed publication-level classification system, the evolution of the four themes with respect to publication volume and international collaboration, using two datasets, one of them a subset of highly cited publications, for each considered time period...
2017: Scientometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724928/on-wakefulness-fluctuations-as-a-source-of-bold-functional-connectivity-dynamics
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Ariel Haimovici, Enzo Tagliazucchi, Pablo Balenzuela, Helmut Laufs
Human brain dynamics and functional connectivity fluctuate over a range of temporal scales in coordination with internal states and environmental demands. However, the neurobiological significance and consequences of functional connectivity dynamics during rest have not yet been established. We show that the coarse-grained clustering of whole-brain dynamic connectivity measured with magnetic resonance imaging reveals discrete patterns (dynamic connectivity states) associated with wakefulness and sleep. We validate this using EEG in healthy subjects and patients with narcolepsy and by matching our results with previous findings in a large collaborative database...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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