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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754110/predictors-of-health-care-drop-out-in-an-inception-cohort-of-patients-with-early-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Irazú Contreras-Yáñez, Virginia Pascual-Ramos
BACKGROUND: RA patients who eventually dropped out of treatment and out of the health care system had potentially disastrous consequences for their health-related quality-of-life outcomes. Objectives of the study were to identify predictors of health care drop out (HDO) in an inception and ongoing cohort of patients with recent onset RA. METHODS: Charts from patients attending an early arthritis clinic from February 2004 to December 2015, and standardized follow-up evaluations were reviewed...
July 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734181/evaluating-a-nursing-erasmus-exchange-experience-reflections-on-the-use-and-value-of-the-nominal-group-technique-for-evaluation
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Sheila Cunningham
This paper discusses the use of Nominal Group Technique (NGT) for European nursing exchange evaluation at one university. The NGT is a semi-quantitative evaluation method derived from the Delphi method popular in the 1970s and 1980s. The NGT was modified from the traditional version retaining the structured cycles and but adding a broader group discussion. The NGT had been used for 2 successive years but required analysis and evaluation itself for credibility and 'fit' for purpose which is presented here. It aimed to explore nursing students' exchange experiences and aid programme development futures exchanges and closure from exchange...
July 12, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733301/a-3d-navigation-template-for-guiding-a-unilateral-lumbar-pedicle-screw-with-contralateral-translaminar-facet-screw-fixation-a-study-protocol-for-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trials
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Zhen-Xuan Shao, Wei He, Shao-Qi He, Sheng-Lei Lin, Zhe-Yu Huang, Hong-Chao Tang, Wen-Fei Ni, Xiang-Yang Wang, Ai-Min Wu
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of lumbar disc degeneration disease has increased in recent years. Lumbar interbody fusion using two unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw fixation has advantages of minimal invasiveness and lower costs compared with the traditional methods. Moreover, a method guided by a three-dimensional (3D) navigation template may help us improve the surgical accuracy and the success rate. This is the first randomised study using a 3D navigation template to guide a unilateral lumbar pedicle screw with contralateral translaminar facet screw fixation...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727616/iterative-reconstruction-may-improve-diagnosis-of-gout-an-ex-vivo-bio-phantom-dual-energy-computed-tomography-study
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Torsten Diekhoff, Maximilian Kotlyarov, Jürgen Mews, Bernd Hamm, Kay-Geert Armin Hermann
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that, compared with filtered back projection (FBP), iterative reconstruction (IR) increases the detected volume of uric acid, which serves as a measure of the sensitivity of the method, and therefore allows examinations with lower radiation exposure. Thus, the aim of our study was to evaluate the role of IR in dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for gout assessment and volumetry in an ex vivo gout model using an epoxy phantom and a biophantom. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prepared specimens with different concentrations of monosodium uric acid in ultrasound gel (30%-50%) and inserted them into an epoxy-based phantom and a porcine foreleg...
July 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689394/magnetic-resonance-imaging-patterns-of-post-operative-spinal-infection-relationship-between-the-clinical-onset-of-infection-and-the-infection-site
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Seon-Jeong Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Hye Won Chung, Min Hee Lee, Myung Jin Shin, Seoung Woo Park
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and the patterns of postoperative spinal infection according to the passage of time. METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained, and informed consent was not obtained for the retrospective review of patients' medical records. A total of 43 patients (27 men and 16 women; mean age, 64) diagnosed with postoperative spinal infection were included in this study. We retrospectively reviewed the MRI findings and the medical records and categorized the infection sites based on MRI, i...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684013/cervical-spine-alignment-in-helmeted-skiers-and-snowboarders-with-suspected-head-and-neck-injuries-comparison-of-lateral-c-spine-radiographs-before-and-after-helmet-removal-and-implications-for-ski-patrol-transport
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Jared Murray, David A Rust
OBJECTIVE: Current protocols for spine immobilization of the injured skier/snowboarder have not been scientifically validated. Observing changes in spine alignment during common rescue scenarios will help strengthen recommendations for rescue guidelines. METHODS: Twenty-eight healthy volunteers (18 men, 10 women) age 47±17 (range 20-73) (mean ±SD with range) underwent a mock rescue in which candidate patrollers completing an Outdoor Emergency Care course performed spine immobilization and back boarding in 3 scenarios: 1) Ski helmet on, no c-collar; 2) helmet on, with c-collar; and 3) helmet removed, with c-collar...
July 3, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682893/burden-on-caregivers-of-ventilator-dependent-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jui-Fang Liu, Man-Chi Lu, Tien-Pei Fang, Hong-Ren Yu, Hui-Ling Lin, Der-Long Fang
Caring for prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) patients imposes heavy psychological, physical, social, and financial burdens on caregivers. Currently, studies regarding the burden on caregivers of PMV patients are scant; therefore, the present study investigated the burden on caregivers of PMV patients.This cross-sectional study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Zuoying Armed Forces General Hospital. A survey was conducted among the caregivers of PMV patients who were admitted to a chronic respiratory care ward (RCW) or were receiving home care from June to December 2010...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663641/the-postdural-puncture-headache-and-back-pain-the-comparison-of-26-gauge-atraucan-and-26-gauge-quincke-spinal-needles-in-obstetric-patients
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Mehmet Salim Akdemir, Ayhan Kaydu, Yonca Yanlı, Mehtap Özdemir, Erhan Gökçek, Haktan Karaman
BACKGROUND: The postdural puncture headache (PDPH) and postdural puncture backache (PDPB) are well-known complications of spinal anesthesia. There are some attempts to reduce the frequency of complication such as different design of the spinal needles. AIMS: The primary outcome of this study is to compare the incidence of PDPH between 26-gauge Atraucan and 26-gauge Quincke spinal needles in elective cesarean operations. The severity of symptoms, the incidence of backache, technical issues, and comparison of cost of needles are secondary outcomes...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663352/a-high-value-care-curriculum-for-interns-a-description-of-curricular-design-implementation-and-housestaff-feedback
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Jason Hom, Andre Kumar, Kambria H Evans, David Svec, Ilana Richman, Daniel Fang, Andrea Smeraglio, Marisa Holubar, Tyler Johnson, Neil Shah, Cybele Renault, Neera Ahuja, Ronald Witteles, Stephanie Harman, Lisa Shieh
PURPOSE: Most residency programmes do not have a formal high value care curriculum. Our goal was to design and implement a multidisciplinary high value care curriculum specifically targeted at interns. DESIGN: Our curriculum was designed with multidisciplinary input from attendings, fellows and residents at Stanford. Curricular topics were inspired by the American Board of Internal Medicine's Choosing Wisely campaign, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine...
June 29, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647376/mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-back-to-the-drawing-board
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Christos Chinopoulos
Current models theorizing on what the mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore is made of, implicate the c-subunit rings of ATP synthase complex. However, two very recent studies, one on atomistic simulations and in the other disrupting all genes coding for the c subunit disproved those models. As a consequence of this, the structural elements of the pore remain unknown. The purpose of the present short-review is to (i) briefly review the latest findings, (ii) serve as an index for more comprehensive reviews regarding mPT specifics, (iii) reiterate on the potential pitfalls while investigating mPT in conjunction to bioenergetics, and most importantly (iv) suggest to those in search of mPT pore identity, to also look elsewhere...
June 21, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643066/solving-the-surgeon-ergonomic-crisis-with-surgical-exosuit
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Shanglei Liu, Daniel Hemming, Ran B Luo, Jessica Reynolds, Jonathan C Delong, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, Santiago Horgan
INTRODUCTION: The widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery has put new physical demands on the surgeon leading to increased musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Shoulder, back, and neck pains are among the most common complaints experienced by laparoscopic surgeons. Here, we evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a non-intrusive progressive arm support exosuit worn by surgeons under the sterile gown to reduce pain and fatigue during surgery. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: This is a prospective randomized crossover study approved by the Internal Review Board (IRB)...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638840/epidemiology-of-injuries-in-stand-up-paddle-boarding
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James Furness, Olayinka Olorunnife, Ben Schram, Mike Climstein, Wayne Hing
BACKGROUND: Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a recreational activity and sport that has grown exponentially, with participation increasing from 1.1 million in 2010 to 2.8 million in 2014 in the United States alone. Despite this growth in participation, SUP remains underresearched with regard to injury epidemiology. PURPOSE: To investigate injury epidemiology (severity, location, type, mechanism) in SUP. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582950/the-prevalence-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-sonographers
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Tamader Y Al-Rammah, Areej S Aloufi, Saffana K Algaeed, Noura S Alogail
BACKGROUND: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) have a significant effect on the psychological and physical function of the sonographer. OBJECTIVE: This study is concerned about finding the prevalence of WRMSDs among sonographers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and assessing how to improve future practices and develop guidelines for safe, pain-free ultrasound departments. METHODS: A survey was distributed to sonographers working in major hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (n = 100, 83% response rate)...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582519/x-chromosome-inactivation-in-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-model-for-human-development-back-to-the-drawing-board
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Mieke Geens, Susana M Chuva De Sousa Lopes
BACKGROUND: Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC), both embryonic and induced (hESC and hiPSC), are regarded as a valuable in vitro model for early human development. In order to fulfil this promise, it is important that these cells mimic as closely as possible the in vivo molecular events, both at the genetic and epigenetic level. One of the most important epigenetic events during early human development is X chromosome inactivation (XCI), the transcriptional silencing of one of the two X chromosomes in female cells...
June 5, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567609/positive-margins-after-resection-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-in-the-liver-back-to-the-drawing-board
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M I D'Angelica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557902/cryopreserved-amniotic-membrane-improves-clinical-outcomes-following-microdiscectomy
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D Greg Anderson, Victor Popov, Andrew L Raines, Julie O'Connell
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To compare pain, physical/mental functional recovery and recurrent herniation for patients following lumbar microdiscectomy with and without the use of a cryopreserved amniotic tissue graft. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although microdiscectomy procedures are routinely successful for patients with lumbar radiculopathy due to herniated disc disease, residual low back pain, and recurrent herniation remain unsolved clinical problems...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537348/a-cadaver-study-to-evaluate-the-accuracy-of-a-new-3d-mini-optical-navigation-tool-for-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Jonathan M Vigdorchik, Michael B Cross, Eric A Bogner, Theodore T Miller, Jeffrey M Muir, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement of acetabular cup position (CP), changes in leg length (LL), and offset (OS) are paramount in ensuring proper sizing and implantation of components during total hip arthroplasty (THA). LL/OS inaccuracies can cause low back pain, neurological deficits, and patient dissatisfaction, while inaccurate positioning of the acetabular cup can lead to instability, dislocation, and, ultimately, revision surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a mini-navigation tool in measuring CP and LL/OS differential during THA...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507389/bouncing-back-across-the-board-results-of-the-2016-cvma-practice-owners-economic-survey
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Chris Doherty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487461/the-impact-of-duty-cycle-workflow-on-sign-out-practices-a-qualitative-study-of-an-internal-medicine-residency-program-in-maryland-usa
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Soo-Hoon Lee, Sanjay V Desai, Phillip H Phan
OBJECTIVES: Although JCAHO requires a standardised approach to handoffs, and while many standardised protocols have been tested, sign-out practices continue to vary. We believe this is due to the variability in workflow during inpatient duty cycle. We investigate the impact of such workflows on intern sign-out practices. DESIGN: We employed a prospective, grounded theory mixed-method design. SETTING: The study was conducted at a residency programme in the mid-Atlantic USA...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471737/mr-elastography-derived-stiffness-a-biomarker-for-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Benjamin A Walter, Prasath Mageswaran, Xiaokui Mo, Daniel J Boulter, Hazem Mashaly, Xuan V Nguyen, Luciano M Prevedello, William Thoman, Brian D Raterman, Prateek Kalra, Ehud Mendel, William S Marras, Arunark Kolipaka
Purpose To determine the repeatability of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography-derived shear stiffness measurements of the intervertebral disc (IVD) taken throughout the day and their relationship with IVD degeneration and subject age. Materials and Methods In a cross-sectional study, in vivo lumbar MR elastography was performed once in the morning and once in the afternoon in 47 subjects without current low back pain (IVDs = 230; age range, 20-71 years) after obtaining written consent under approval of the institutional review board...
May 4, 2017: Radiology
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