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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528188/the-impact-of-perioperative-fluid-therapy-on-short-term-outcomes-and-5-year-survival-among-patients-undergoing-colorectal-cancer-surgery%C3%A2-a-prospective-cohort-study-within-an-eras-protocol
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D Asklid, J Segelman, C Gedda, F Hjern, K Pekkari, U O Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Restricted perioperative fluid therapy is one of several interventions in the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol, designed to reduce morbidity and hospital stay after surgery. The impact of this single intervention on short and long term outcome after colorectal surgery is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cohort study includes all consecutive patients operated with abdominal resection of colorectal cancer 2002-2007 at Ersta Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526171/chlorhexidine-gluconate-or-polyhexamethylene-biguanide-disc-dressing-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-a-feasibility-randomized-controlled-trial-the-clabsi-trial
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J Webster, E Larsen, N Marsh, A Choudhury, P Harris, C M Rickard
BACKGROUND: A number of antimicrobial-impregnated discs to prevent central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) are marketed but it is unclear which disc is most effective. AIM: To investigate the feasibility and safety of comparing two antimicrobial-impregnated discs to prevent CLABSI. METHODS: A single-centre, parallel group, randomized controlled trial was conducted in a 929-bed tertiary referral hospital. Hospital inpatients requiring a peripherally inserted central catheter were randomized to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) or polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) disc dressing group...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521796/effects-of-nurse-telesupport-on-transition-between-specialized-and-primary-care-in-diabetic-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ana Marina Moreira, Roberta Marobin, Dimitris Varvaki Rados, Camila Bergonsi de Farias, Sabrina Coelli, Bárbara Luiza Bernardi, Lívia de Almeida Faller, Laura Ferraz Dos Santos, Ana Maria Matzenbacher, Natan Katz, Erno Harzheim, Sandra Pinho Silveiro
BACKGROUND: According to the Global Diabetes Plan, a unified health system with preventive and educational strategies is essential to proper diabetes care and primary settings should be the main site of care. In Brazil, there is limited access to outpatient hospital diabetes services, while primary-care diabetes support is underutilized. Telemedicine can be a useful adjunct to support discharge of stable patients with type 2 diabetes to the primary care setting. In this paper, we present a randomized controlled trial (RCT) protocol designed to evaluate the effects of telehealth support for stable type 2 diabetes patients discharged from hospital outpatient diabetes clinics...
May 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516129/enhanced-recovery-after-colorectal-surgery-eras-in-elderly-patients-is-feasible-and-achieves-similar-results-as-in-younger-patients
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Håvard Mjørud Forsmo, Christian Erichsen, Anne Rasdal, Hartwig Körner, Frank Pfeffer
Aim: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal approach that aims to optimize perioperative treatment. Whether elderly patients receiving colorectal surgery can adhere to and benefit from an ERAS approach is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare patients in different age groups participating in an ERAS program. Method: In this substudy of a randomized controlled trial, we analyzed the interventional ERAS arm of adult patients eligible for laparoscopic or open colorectal resection with regard to the importance of age...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515957/a-psychologically-informed-audiologist-delivered-manualised-intervention-for-tinnitus-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial-tin-man-study
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John A Taylor, Deborah A Hall, Dawn-Marie Walker, Mary McMurran, Amanda Casey, David Stockdale, Debbie Featherstone, Dean M Thompson, Carol MacDonald, Derek J Hoare
BACKGROUND: Chronic tinnitus is a common incurable condition often associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia and reduced quality of life. Within National Health Service (NHS) audiology in the United Kingdom (UK), no standard protocol currently exists for the treatment of tinnitus. Counselling is only available in less than half of audiology departments, and there is no agreed standard for what constitutes tinnitus counselling. There is substantial evidence from systematic reviews for the clinical benefit of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for tinnitus delivered by clinical psychologists or psychiatrists, but no studies have sufficiently evidenced the NHS model of tinnitus care where management is increasingly being delivered by audiology professionals...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515106/direct-comparison-of-2-rule-out-strategies-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-2-h-accelerated-diagnostic-protocol-vs-2-h-algorithm
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Karin Wildi, Louise Cullen, Raphael Twerenbold, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini-Giménez, Christian Puelacher, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Patrick Badertscher, Karin Grimm, Nikola Kozhuharov, Claudia Stelzig, Michael Freese, Katharina Rentsch, Jens Lohrmann, Wanda Kloos, Andreas Buser, Tobias Reichlin, John Pickering, Martin Than, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: We compared 2 high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)-based 2-h strategies in patients presenting with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to the emergency department (ED): the 2-h accelerated diagnostic protocol (2h-ADP) combining hs-cTn, electrocardiogram, and a risk score, and the 2-h algorithm exclusively based on hs-cTn concentrations and their absolute changes. METHODS: Analyses were performed in 2 independent diagnostic cohorts [European Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation (APACE) study, Australian-New Zealand 2-h Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol to Assess patients with chest Pain symptoms using contemporary Troponins as the only biomarker (ADAPT) study] employing hs-cTnT (Elecsys) and hs-cTnI (Architect)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511924/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-a-phone-based-care-coordination-pilot-on-hospital-utilisation-and-costs-for-patients-with-chest-pain
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Peita Price, Ruth Vincent, Mark Tacey, Jane Gilchrist, Danny Liew, Leeanne Grigg, Lucio Naccarella
BACKGROUND: A small percentage of the population represents a disproportionate number of attendances at emergency departments (ED). "Frequent presenters" to ED with chest pain do not always fit into established pathways for acute myocardial events. With accelerated "rule out" protocols, patients are often discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) after short lengths of stay. This research will evaluate the effectiveness of a phone based care-coordination pilot designed to meet the needs of patients attending ED with cardiac and non-cardiac chest pain...
April 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511813/conservative-management-of-mallet-injuries-a-national-survey-of-current-practice-in-the-uk
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Z Tolkien, S Potter, N Burr, M D Gardiner, J M Blazeby, A Jain, J Henderson
INTRODUCTION: Mallet injuries are common and usually treated conservatively. Various systematic reviews have found a lack of evidence regarding the best management, and it is unclear whether this uncertainty is reflected in current UK practice. METHODS: An online survey was developed to determine the current practice for the conservative treatment of mallet injury among specialist hand clinicians in the UK, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and surgeons...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511473/phytotherapy-with-hordeum-vulgare-a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-infants-with-jaundice
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Gholamreza Panahandeh, Abolfazl Khoshdel, Morteza Sedehi, Azam Aliakbari
INTRODUCTION: Jaundice is one of the most common causes of admission to hospital in newborns which is often associated with several complications. AIM: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of H. vulgare in reducing jaundice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized controlled trials 70 term infants hospitalized due to jaundice in 2014 were enrolled. Control group was treated with full-time phototherapy alone using LED except when the infants were breastfed and case group with phototherapy, as per the protocol in the control group, along with and topical H...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507569/effects-of-a-novel-ascorbate-based-protocol-on-infarct-size-and-ventricle-function-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-angioplasty
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Cristóbal Ramos, Roberto Brito, Jaime González-Montero, Nicolás Valls, Juan G Gormaz, Juan C Prieto, Rubén Aguayo, Ángel Puentes, Viviana Noriega, Gonzalo Pereira, Tamara Palavecino, Ramón Rodrigo
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to test the hypothesis that high-dose ascorbate prior to reperfusion followed by low chronic oral doses ameliorate myocardial reperfusion injury (MRI) in acute myocardial infarction patients subjected to primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled and multicenter clinical trial was performed on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients who underwent PCA...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506591/early-echocardiography-has-a-low-yield-in-patients-with-transient-ischemic-attack
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Elie Harmouche, Ghada A Mahmoud, Michael Ross, Jason Hockenberry, Robin Dharia, Fadi Nahab
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend patients presenting with transient ischemic attack (TIA) undergo echocardiography to evaluate for a cardiac source. However, echocardiography is not available daily at many centers. We assessed the yield from early transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in consecutive patients with TIA evaluated in an emergency department observation unit (EDOU) protocol. METHODS: This observational cohort study took place in an academic medical center from January 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500753/a-0h-1h-protocol-for-safe-early-discharge-of-chest-pain-patients
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Arash Mokhtari, Bertil Lindahl, Alexandru Schiopu, Troels Yndigegn, Ardavan Khoshnood, Patrik Gilje, Ulf Ekelund
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines recommend a 0h/1h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) diagnostic strategy in acute chest pain patients. There is however little data on the performance of this strategy when combined with clinical risk stratification. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of an accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP) using the 0h/1h hs-cTnT strategy together with an adapted Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and ECG for ruling out major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490738/model-guided-control-of-hippocampal-discharges-by-local-direct-current-stimulation
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Faten Mina, Julien Modolo, Fanny Recher, Gabriel Dieuset, Arnaud Biraben, Pascal Benquet, Fabrice Wendling
Neurostimulation is an emerging treatment for drug-resistant epilepsies when surgery is contraindicated. Recent clinical results demonstrate significant seizure frequency reduction in epileptic patients, however the mechanisms underlying this therapeutic effect are largely unknown. This study aimed at gaining insights into local direct current stimulation (LDCS) effects on hyperexcitable tissue, by i) analyzing the impact of electrical currents locally applied on epileptogenic brain regions, and ii) characterizing currents achieving an "anti-epileptic" effect (excitability reduction)...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486023/red-blood-cell-transfusion-guided-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-neurocritically-ill-patients-with-moderate-or-severe-anaemia
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Santiago Ramón Leal-Noval, Victoria Arellano-Orden, Manuel Múñoz-Gómez, Aurelio Cayuela, Antonio Marín-Caballos, María D Rincón-Ferrari, Claudio García-Alfaro, Rosario Amaya-Villar, Manuel Casado-Méndez, Reginald Dusseck, Francisco Murillo-Cabezas
In neurocritically ill patients (NCPs), the use of hemoglobin level as the sole indicator for red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) can result in under- or over-transfusion. This randomised controlled trial was conducted to ascertain whether a transcranial oxygen saturation (rSO2) threshold, as measured by near-infrared spectroscopy, reduces RBCT requirements in anemic NCPs (closed traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid or intracerebral hemorrhage), compared to a hemoglobin threshold alone. Patients with hemoglobin 70-100 g/L received RBCTs to attain an rSO2 >60% (rSO2 arm) or to maintain hemoglobin between 85 and 100 g/L (hemoglobin arm)...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485200/assessment-of-early-treatment-response-by-rapid-cardiothoracic-ultrasound-in-acute-heart-failure-cardiac-filling-pressures-pulmonary-congestion-and-mortality
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Jonas Öhman, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Pasi Karjalainen, Johan Lassus
BACKGROUND: It is unclear how to optimally monitor acute heart failure (AHF) patients. We evaluated the timely interplay of cardiac filling pressures, brain natriuretic peptides (BNPs), lung ultrasound (LUS) and symptoms during AHF treatment. METHODS: We enrolled 60 patients who had been hospitalised for AHF. Patients were examined with a rapid cardiothoracic ultrasound (CaTUS) protocol, combining LUS and focused echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac filling pressures (i...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484650/efficacy-of-keyhole-approach-to-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-under-ambulatory-strategy
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Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, César J García-Mercado, Iván Segura-Durán, Luis A Zepeda-Gutiérrez
The carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies found in humans. Currently, the gold standard is surgical treatment using different modalities. The minimally invasive strategy with high resolution capacity and less morbidity is still a challenge. Methods. Prospective nonrandomised clinical trial in which a minimally invasive microsurgical approach was used following the keyhole principle in 55 consecutive patients and 65 hands under local anesthesia and ambulatory strategy. They were evaluated with stringent inclusion criteria with the Levine severity and functional status scale and with a 2-year follow-up...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483249/effect-of-gentamicin-and-levels-of-ambient-sound-on-hearing-screening-outcomes-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-pilot-study
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Angela C Garinis, Selena Liao, Campbell P Cross, Johnathan Galati, Jessica L Middaugh, Jess C Mace, Anna-Marie Wood, Lindsey McEvoy, Lauren Moneta, Troy Lubianski, Noe Coopersmith, Nicholas Vigo, Christopher Hart, Artur Riddle, Olivia Ettinger, Casey Nold, Heather Durham, Carol MacArthur, Cynthia McEvoy, Peter S Steyger
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss rates in infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICU) run at 2-15%, compared to 0.3% in full-term births. The etiology of this difference remains poorly understood. We examined whether the level of ambient sound and/or cumulative gentamicin (an aminoglycoside) exposure affect NICU hearing screening results, as either exposure can cause acquired, permanent hearing loss. We hypothesized that higher levels of ambient sound in the NICU, and/or gentamicin dosing, increase the risk of referral on the distortion product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) assessments and/or automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) screens...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476526/restrictive-transfusion-in-radical-cystectomy-is-safe
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Sumeet Syan-Bhanvadia, Siri Drangsholt, Swar Shah, Jie Cai, Gus Miranda, Hooman Djaladat, Siamak Daneshmand
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Perioperative blood transfusion (PBT) is commonplace in radical cystectomy (RC) and has been linked to poorer oncologic outcomes. Limiting PBT in this largely elderly and comorbid population has not been studied. Herein, we first investigate the safety of a restrictive transfusion protocol (RTP) in patients undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma and then compare oncologic outcomes between patients who did and did not receive PBT. METHODS: Outcomes for 173 consecutive patients meeting inclusion criteria undergoing RC for urothelial carcinoma from April 2010 to June 2014 by a single surgeon employing RTP were analyzed from an institutional review board-approved, prospectively collected database...
May 2, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475123/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-inpatients-with-psychosis-the-reach-study-protocol-for-treatment-development-and-pilot-testing
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Brandon A Gaudiano, Carter H Davis, Gary Epstein-Lubow, Jennifer E Johnson, Kim T Mueser, Ivan W Miller
Patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders frequently require treatment at inpatient hospitals during periods of acute illness for crisis management and stabilization. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a "third wave" cognitive-behavioral intervention that employs innovative mindfulness-based strategies, has shown initial efficacy in randomized controlled trials for improving acute and post-discharge outcomes in patients with psychosis when studied in acute-care psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. However, the intervention has not been widely adopted in its current form because of its use of an individual-only format and delivery by doctoral-level research therapists with extensive prior experience using ACT...
May 5, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471148/clinical-imaging-in-patients-experiencing-chest-pain
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Angelo Silverio, Rodolfo Citro
Non-invasive imaging modalities integrate the clinical and laboratory diagnostic work-up of patients admitted in emergency department for chest pain. Transthoracic echocardiography is the first-line imaging tool because it is rapidly and widely available, bedside feasible and cost-effective. Even when a comprensive exam is not feasible, a fast focused ultrasound exam should be performed. Contrast enhanced computed tomography is an easily accessible tool with specific application in patients suspected for pulmonary embolism (PE) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) according to the pre-test risk assessment and to the clinical status...
May 3, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
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