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B Breustedt, E Blanchardon, C-M Castellani, G Etherington, D Franck, A Giussani, W Hofmann, A-L Lebacq, W B Li, D Noßke, M A Lopez
European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) Working Group 7 is a network on internal dosimetry that brings together researchers from more than 60 institutions in 21 countries. The work of the group is organised into task groups that focus on different aspects, such as development and implementation of biokinetic models (e.g. for diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid decorporation therapy), individual monitoring and the dose assessment process, Monte Carlo simulations for internal dosimetry, uncertainties in internal dosimetry, and internal microdosimetry...
January 1, 2018: Annals of the ICRP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664030/do-practice-gaps-exist-in-evidence-based-medication-prescription-at-hospital-discharge-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-coronary-angioplasty
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Pradeep Pereira, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Surendra K Agarwal, Shantanu Pande, Roopali Khanna, Nilesh Srivastava, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin Goel
Background & objectives: Prescription patterns of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) after coronary artery bypass surgery [coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)] and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at hospital discharge are often not optimal. In view of scarce data from the developing world, a retrospective analysis of medication advice to patients following CABG and PCI was conducted. Methods: Records of 5948 patients (post-PCI: 5152, post-CABG: 796) who underwent revascularization from 2010 to 2014 at a single tertiary care centre in north India were analyzed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663961/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-adjunctive-corticosteroids-in-the-treatment-of-tuberculous-pericarditis
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I A George, B Thomas, J S Sadhu
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of pericarditis worldwide and carries a high mortality, even with effective anti-tuberculosis treatment. In the light of a randomized control trial in 2014, the American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America recently revised their recommendations against the routine use of adjunctive corticosteroids. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the strength of evidence that resulted in this reversal of the guideline recommendations on the use of adjunctive corticosteroids in TB pericarditis by a meta-analysis, followed by a sensitivity analysis...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663318/maternal-deaths-from-hypertensive-disorders-lessons-learnt
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Lill T Nyfløt, Liv Ellingsen, Branka M Yli, Pål Øian, Siri Vangen
INTRODUCTION: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have been the most frequent cause of maternal death in Norway since 1996 and are strongly associated with substandard care. In the UK, the number of maternal deaths due to hypertensive disorders has decreased drastically due to the implementation of updated guidelines, indicating a potential for reducing the number of deaths in other countries as well. Through audits of maternal deaths, we aim to prevent future deaths from hypertensive disorders in pregnancy by identifying suboptimal factors in treatment...
April 17, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663013/bone-to-bone-integrations-were-complete-within-5-months-after-anatomical-rectangular-tunnel-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-graft
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Hironari Masuda, Shuji Taketomi, Hiroshi Inui, Naoya Shimazaki, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Seikai Toyooka, Hirotaka Kawano, Takumi Nakagawa
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) graft is known to provide secure fixation due to the direct bone-to-bone integration of the bone plug and bone tunnel. It is important to know the time required for bone integration when designing the postoperative rehabilitation protocol or deciding when the patient can return to competition-level activity, especially if the patient is an athlete. However, because reports are scarce, the period necessary for bone-to-bone integration after ACL reconstruction using a BTB graft remains unclear...
April 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662957/new-york-physicians-perspectives-and-knowledge-of-the-state-medical-marijuana-program
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Alexandra Sideris, Fahad Khan, Alina Boltunova, Germaine Cuff, Christopher Gharibo, Lisa V Doan
Introduction: In 2014, New York (NY) became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana (MMJ). The purpose of this survey was to collect data about practicing NY physicians' comfort level, opinions, and experience in recommending or supporting patient use of MMJ. Materials and Methods: An anonymous web-based survey was distributed to medical societies and to academic departments in medical schools within NY. Results: A total of 164 responses were analyzed. Physician participants were primarily located in New York City and surrounding areas...
2018: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662688/distribution-and-determinants-of-pneumonia-diagnosis-using-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-guidelines-a-nationally-representative-study-in-malawi
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Omolara T Uwemedimo, Todd P Lewis, Elsie A Essien, Grace J Chan, Humphreys Nsona, Margaret E Kruk, Hannah H Leslie
Background: Pneumonia remains the leading cause of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy was developed to standardise care in low-income and middle-income countries for major childhood illnesses and can effectively improve healthcare worker performance. Suboptimal clinical evaluation can result in missed diagnoses and excess morbidity and mortality. We estimate the sensitivity of pneumonia diagnosis and investigate its determinants among children in Malawi...
2018: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661489/comparison-of-the-effects-of-edoxaban-an-oral-direct-factor-xa-inhibitor-on-venous-thromboembolism-between-patients-with-and-without-cancer
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Satoshi Ikeda, Seiji Koga, Yuki Yamagata, Masamichi Eguchi, Daisuke Sato, Takahiro Muroya, Tsuyoshi Yonekura, Akira Tsuneto, Tsuyoshi Yoshimuta, Yuji Koide, Hiroaki Kawano, Koji Maemura
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent and serious complication of cancer. The current guidelines in the USA and Europe recommend low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for the treatment of cancer-associated VTE. In Japan, LMWH is not given for the treatment of VTE; instead edoxaban, an oral direct factor Xa inhibitor, was approved for the treatment of VTE in September 2014. However, the efficacy and safety of the factor Xa inhibitor in cancer patients have not been fully elucidated...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661247/informing-implementation-of-quality-improvement-in-australian-primary-care
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Charlotte Hespe, Lucie Rychetnik, David Peiris, Mark Harris
BACKGROUND: Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives in primary care are effective at improving uptake of evidence based guidelines, but are difficult to implement and sustain. In Australia meso-level health organisations such as Primary health care Organisations (PHCO) offer new opportunities to implement area-wide QI programs. This study sought to identify enablers and barriers to implementation of an existing Australian QI program and to identify strategic directions that PHCOs can use in the ongoing development of QI in this environment...
April 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661197/relevance-and-acceptability-of-using-the-quantiferon-gold-test-qgit-to-screen-cd4-blood-draws-for-latent-tb-infection-among-plhiv-in-south-africa-formative-qualitative-research-findings-from-the-teko-trial
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Deanna Kerrigan, Carrie Tudor, Katlego Motlhaoleng, Limakatso Lebina, Cokiswa Qomfu, Ebrahim Variava, Sandy Chon, Neil Martinson, Jonathan E Golub
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of mortality among people living with HIV (PLHIV), despite the availability of effective preventive therapy. The TEKO trial is assessing the impact of using a blood test, Quantiferon-TB Gold In-Tube Test (QGIT), to screen for latent TB compared to the Tuberculin Screening Test (TST) among PLHIV in South Africa. METHODS: Fifty-six qualitative interviews were conducted with PLHIV and clinical providers participating in the TEKO trial...
April 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661088/perceived-versus-actual-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-by-race-and-ethnicity
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Kyeongra Yang, Lynn M Baniak, Christopher C Imes, JiYeon Choi, Eileen R Chasens
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived risk and actual risk of type 2 diabetes by race and/or ethnicity. Methods The study sample included 10 999 adults from the 2011 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sociodemographic, clinical, and behavioral data were collected using interviews and physical examinations. Participants were asked if they felt at risk for diabetes or prediabetes and then asked the reasons why. Data analyses were conducted with SAS to properly analyze complex survey data...
April 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660203/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-active-disease-and-latent-infection-in-a-renal-transplant-cohort
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Nastaran Rafiei, Jackie Williams, William R Mulley, James M Trauer, Grant A Jenkin, Benjamin A Rogers
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious opportunistic infection in renal transplant recipients associated with high mortality. Screening and treatment of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI) offers an opportunity to prevent subsequent active disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of all adult patients who underwent renal transplantation at our centre from 2005 to 2014 to assess current screening practices, the risks for and burden of active TB...
April 16, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660032/fctc-implementation-in-nigeria-lessons-for-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Catherine O Egbe, Stella A Bialous, Stanton Glantz
Background: Nigeria is a significant tobacco market and influential country in Africa. Nigeria ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005. We reviewed Nigeria's tobacco control legislation since 2000 and compliance of the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) 2015 with the FCTC. Methods: We reviewed the National Tobacco Control Bills 2011 (proposed by legislature) and 2014 (proposed by Executive), the NTCA 2015, and media stories on tobacco control from 2008 to 2017...
April 6, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659207/trajectories-of-acute-antidepressant-efficacy-how-long-to-wait-for-response-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-long-term-placebo-controlled-acute-treatment-trials
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Jonathan Henssler, Mona Kurschus, Jeremy Franklin, Tom Bschor, Christopher Baethge
BACKGROUND: In patients who are not responding to antidepressant pharmacotherapy, information regarding the future probability of response with the same treatment is scarce. Specifically, it is unclear at what point in time the probability to respond or remit ceases to increase, because few studies report data on response or remission at repeated time points beyond 4 or 8 weeks of treatment. Consequently, treatment recommendations in clinical practice guidelines differ widely. DATA SOURCES: We systematically searched MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and CENTRAL databases through March 2014 using generic terms for depressive or affective disorders, individual drug names, and placebo (Prospero Registration: CRD42014010105)...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657470/influence-of-timing-of-surgery-on-cauda-equina-syndrome-outcomes-at-a-national-spinal-centre
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Gavin Heyes, Morgan Jones, Eugene Verzin, Greg McLorinan, Nagy Darwish, Niall Eames
Purpose: There is no doubt that the best outcome achieved in Cauda equina syndrome (CES) involves surgical decompression. The controversy regarding outcome lies with timing of surgery. This study reports outcomes on a large population based series. Timing of surgery, Cauda Equina syndrome classification based on British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) guidelines and co-morbid illness will be assessed to evaluate influence on outcome. Materials and methods: A retrospective review of all patients surgically decompressed for CES between 01/01/2008 to 01/08/2014 was conducted...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655830/medicare-expenditures-by-race-ethnicity-after-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Boback Ziaeian, Paul A Heidenreich, Haolin Xu, Adam D DeVore, Roland A Matsouaka, Adrian F Hernandez, Deepak L Bhatt, Clyde W Yancy, Gregg C Fonarow
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze cumulative Medicare expenditures at index admission and after discharge by race or ethnicity. BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a growing proportion of heart failure (HF) admissions. Research on health care expenditures for patients with HFpEF is limited. METHODS: Records of patients discharged from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry between 2006 and 2014 were linked to Medicare data...
April 5, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652958/-hpv-vaccine-implementation-in-chile-an-appraisal-from-the-social-determinants-of-health-model
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Loreto Fernández González
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common neoplasm in women worldwide and its incidence is associated with profound social inequities. In Chile, it is the second cause of death in women of reproductive age. The Chilean clinical guideline identifies the vaccine against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) as the main preventive measure. Since 2014, the Ministry of Health has implemented free immunization against HPV for girls and female adolescents. This article critically analyzes this public policy from the viewpoint of health equity, using as framework the Social Determinants of Health Model...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652179/associations-between-maternal-nutrition-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-and-rickets-in-children-in-xinjiang-province-people-s-republic-of-china
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Yu Liang, Hai-Yan Ren, Peng-Xiang Zuo
We explored the association between maternal nutrition knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) values in children with rickets in Xinjiang, People's Republic of China. We recruited 514 mothers with children (<2 years) from pediatric outpatient departments. We determined general status of families, maternal nutrition KAP, and 25(OH)D values in 212 children with rickets, with doctors using "Prevention and Treatment Program for Infant and Young Children Rickets" and "Application Guideline for Vitamin D and Bone Health in Adult Chinese (2014 Standard Edition)" to identify...
April 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651796/oncological-impact-of-neoadjuvant-hormonal-therapy-on-permanent-iodine-125-seed-brachytherapy-in-patients-with-low-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
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Atsushi Takamoto, Ryuta Tanimoto, Kensuke Bekku, Motoo Araki, Takuya Sadahira, Koichiro Wada, Shin Ebara, Norihisa Katayama, Hiroyuki Yanai, Yasutomo Nasu
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether neoadjuvant hormonal therapy improves oncological outcomes of patients with localized prostate cancer treated with permanent brachytherapy. METHODS: Between January 2004 and November 2014, 564 patients underwent transperineal ultrasonography-guided permanent iodine-125 seed brachytherapy. We retrospectively analyzed low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. The clinical variables were evaluated for influence on biochemical recurrence-free survival, progression-free survival, cancer-specific survival and overall survival...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650498/five-years-post-nirbhaya-critical-insights-into-the-status-of-response-to-sexual-assault
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Sunita Vs Bandewar, Amita Pitre, Lakshmi Lingam
It is five years since the fatal gang rape of Jyothi Singh (Nirbhaya), a physiotherapy student, on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, the capital of India. The legal and policy reforms triggered by the Nirbhaya case will remain a watershed moment in the history of efforts towards seeking justice for survivors of gender-based violence in India. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 and the "Guidelines and protocols: Medico-legal care for survivors/victims of sexual violence" issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in March 2014 are two landmark reforms...
March 28, 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
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