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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078819/live-donor-liver-transplantation-for-a-child-presented-with-severe-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-nodular-liver-lesions-due-to-abernethy-malformation
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Cahit Yilmaz, Zafer Onen, Rasim Farajov, Onur S Duygu, Latife Doganay, Alper Yuksel, Mehmet Alper, Murat Zeytunlu, Cigdem Arikan, Murat Kilic
A 15-year-old boy first presented with severe lung lesions and hypoxia and he was considered as a lung transplant candidate. Upon evaluation, hepatopulmonary syndrome, multiple nodular liver lesions, and Abernethy type 1b malformation were diagnosed. The patient underwent successful right lobe live donor liver transplantation, and all of the symptoms disappeared soon after the transplant. He is currently alive and well with excellent liver and lung functions 4 years after surgery.
January 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078455/retention-of-laparoscopic-and-robotic-skills-among-medical-students-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Megan S Orlando, Lauren Thomaier, Melinda G Abernethy, Chi Chiung Grace Chen
BACKGROUND: Although simulation training beneficially contributes to traditional surgical training, there are less objective data on simulation skills retention. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the retention of laparoscopic and robotic skills after simulation training. METHODS: We present the second stage of a randomized single-blinded controlled trial in which 40 simulation-naïve medical students were randomly assigned to practice peg transfer tasks on either laparoscopic (N = 20, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Venture Technologies Inc...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050150/risk-stratification-treatment-selection-and-transplant-eligibility-in-multiple-myeloma-a-qualitative-study-of-the-perspectives-and-self-reported-practices-of-oncologists
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T W LeBlanc, A Howson, W Turell, P Sheldon, S C Locke, S A Tuchman, C Gasparetto, S Kaura, Z M Khan, A P Abernethy
BACKGROUND: Since the early 2000s, treatment options for multiple myeloma have rapidly expanded, adding significant complexity to the management of this disease. To our knowledge, no systematic qualitative research on clinical decision-making in multiple myeloma has been published. We sought to characterize how physicians view and implement guidelines and incorporate novel approaches into patient care. METHODS: We designed a semi-structured qualitative interview guide informed by literature review and an expert advisory panel...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042066/repurposing-medications-for-hospice-palliative-care-symptom-control-is-no-longer-sufficient-a-manifesto-for-change
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David C Currow, Amy P Abernethy, Marie Fallon, Russell K Portenoy
The World Health Organisation (WHO) essential medications list for hospice / palliative care reflects that, with the judicious use of currently available medications, the majority of symptoms can be lessened, and some controlled completely. Even with optimal use of current medications, symptom control is still unacceptable for many people. Currently available medications offer great benefit to a minority of patients, some benefit to an additional group, and no benefit or harms to others. In symptom control, development of new drugs is advancing at a glacial pace, contrasting to the rapid advances seen in many other disciplines...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011859/robert-desmond-abernethy
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Michael Hawkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011647/elizabeth-clare-abernethy
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Michael Hawkins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010905/an-investigation-of-antimicrobial-usage-patterns-by-small-animal-veterinarians-in-south-africa
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John K Chipangura, Hayley Eagar, Marcia Kgoete, Darrell Abernethy, Vinny Naidoo
AIM: At present very little information is available on antimicrobial use patterns in small animal veterinary practice in South Africa. The aim of this study was firstly to provide some indication of antimicrobial use patterns, and secondly to ascertain if the country's small animal veterinarians make use of prudent use guidelines to optimise their antimicrobial use in order to minimise the development of antimicrobial resistance. METHODOLOGY: In order to understand use patterns, a questionnaire was circulated to registered South African veterinarians, whose responses were evaluated by descriptive statistics...
January 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010000/abernethy-malformation-type-i-congenital-absence-of-the%C3%A2-portal-vein-in-a%C3%A2-patient-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jerzy Kopeć, Marcin Krzanowski, Jarosław Królczyk, Joanna Jaworek-Troć, Katarzyna Krzanowska, Władysław Sułowicz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924388/laparoscopic-and-robotic-skills-are-transferable-in-a-simulation-setting-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lauren Thomaier, Megan Orlando, Melinda Abernethy, Chandhana Paka, Chi Chiung Grace Chen
BACKGROUND: Although surgical simulation provides an effective supplement to traditional training, it is not known whether skills are transferable between minimally invasive surgical modalities. The purpose of this study was to assess the transferability of skills between minimally invasive surgical simulation platforms among simulation-naïve participants. METHODS: Forty simulation-naïve medical students were enrolled in this randomized single-blinded controlled trial...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899400/study-protocol-a-phase-iii-randomised-double-blind-parallel-arm-stratified-block-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-investigating-the-clinical-effect-and-cost-effectiveness-of-sertraline-for-the-palliative-relief-of-breathlessness-in-people-with-chronic-breathlessness
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Gareth J Watts, Katherine Clark, Meera Agar, Patricia M Davidson, Christine McDonald, Lawrence T Lam, Dimitar Sajkov, Nicola McCaffrey, Matthew Doogue, Amy P Abernethy, David C Currow
INTRODUCTION: Breathlessness remains a highly prevalent and distressing symptom for many patients with progressive life-limiting illnesses. Evidence-based interventions for chronic breathlessness are limited, and there is an ongoing need for high-quality research into developing management strategies for optimal palliation of this complex symptom. Previous studies have suggested that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline may have a role in reducing breathlessness...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891575/multiple-sclerosis-impact-on-employment-and-income-in-new-zealand
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J F Pearson, S Alla, G Clarke, D F Mason, T Anderson, A Richardson, D H Miller, C E Sabel, D A Abernethy, E W Willoughby, B V Taylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We investigated the demographic, social and clinical characteristics associated with employment status and income for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in New Zealand (NZ). METHODS: The NZ National MS Prevalence study included all persons resident in NZ on census day 2006 diagnosed with MS (96.7% coverage). Factors associated with employment and income status among the working age population (25-64 years) were identified by linear regression...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891252/a-small-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial-comparing-mobile-and-traditional-pain-coping-skills-training-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-pain
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Tamara J Somers, Sarah A Kelleher, Kelly W Westbrook, Gretchen G Kimmick, Rebecca A Shelby, Amy P Abernethy, Francis J Keefe
Psychosocial pain management interventions are efficacious for cancer pain but are underutilized. Recent advances in mobile health (mHealth) technologies provide new opportunities to decrease barriers to access psychosocial pain management interventions. The objective of this study was to gain information about the accessibility and efficacy of mobile pain coping skills training (mPCST) intervention delivered to cancer patients with pain compared to traditional in-person pain coping skills training intervention...
2016: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886372/oxygen-for-breathlessness-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-who-do-not-qualify-for-home-oxygen-therapy
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Magnus Ekström, Zainab Ahmadi, Anna Bornefalk-Hermansson, Amy Abernethy, David Currow
BACKGROUND: Breathlessness is a cardinal symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is given to improve survival time in people with COPD and severe chronic hypoxaemia at rest. The efficacy of oxygen therapy for breathlessness and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in people with COPD and mild or no hypoxaemia who do not meet the criteria for LTOT has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of oxygen versus air in mildly hypoxaemic or non-hypoxaemic patients with COPD in terms of (1) breathlessness; (2) HRQOL; (3) patient preference whether to continue therapy; and (4) oxygen-related adverse events...
25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857464/the-abernethy-malformation-myriad-imaging-manifestations-of-a-single-entity
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Samarjit S Ghuman, Saumya Gupta, T B S Buxi, Kishan S Rawat, Anurag Yadav, Naimish Mehta, Seema Sud
Abernethy malformation, also known as congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts (CEPS) is a rare clinical entity and manifests with different clinical symptoms. CEPS are abnormalities of vascular development where there is shunting of portal blood into the systemic venous system. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is a fast and effective modality for evaluation of CEPS. CT displays all the information desired by the surgeon as well as the clinician including the anatomy of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, size and site of the shunt, presence or absence of the portal vein radicles, and helps to plan the therapy and even the follow-up of these patients...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853564/bushmeat-hunting-and-extinction-risk-to-the-world-s-mammals
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William J Ripple, Katharine Abernethy, Matthew G Betts, Guillaume Chapron, Rodolfo Dirzo, Mauro Galetti, Taal Levi, Peter A Lindsey, David W Macdonald, Brian Machovina, Thomas M Newsome, Carlos A Peres, Arian D Wallach, Christopher Wolf, Hillary Young
Terrestrial mammals are experiencing a massive collapse in their population sizes and geographical ranges around the world, but many of the drivers, patterns and consequences of this decline remain poorly understood. Here we provide an analysis showing that bushmeat hunting for mostly food and medicinal products is driving a global crisis whereby 301 terrestrial mammal species are threatened with extinction. Nearly all of these threatened species occur in developing countries where major coexisting threats include deforestation, agricultural expansion, human encroachment and competition with livestock...
October 2016: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818717/using-patient-reported-outcomes-in-oncology-clinical-practice
#16
Sarah A Kelleher, Tamara J Somers, Tracie Locklear, Alexandra D Crosswell, Amy P Abernethy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly being implemented into the care of patients with cancer. The use of a standard set of PROs (e.g., pain) in cancer is becoming established and there is interest in what additional PROs might provide valuable information. The goal of this observational study was to examine how the PROs of self-efficacy for pain and other symptoms assessed at the point of service were associated with pain, symptom severity and distress, and physical and psychosocial functioning in a sample of breast and gastrointestinal patients...
October 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765240/degradation-studies-of-cholecalciferol-vitamin-d3-using-hplc-dad-uhplc-ms-ms-and-chemical-derivatization
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Fatemeh Mahmoodani, Conrad O Perera, Bruno Fedrizzi, Grant Abernethy, Hong Chen
In any food fortification program, the stability of added micronutrients is an important factor. Cholecalciferol or vitamin D3 is known to isomerise under various conditions, thereby making its analysis challenging. In the current study, the effects of different parameters, such as temperature, iodine, acidic conditions, and oxidation, on the isomerisation of vitamin D3 were studied using HPLC-DAD and UHPLC-MS/MS. Vitamin D3 thermally and reversibly transforms to pre-vitamin D3 type isomers. In the presence of iodine, cis/trans isomerisation of both cholecalciferol and pre-vitamin D3 takes place to form trans-vitamin D3 and tachysterol, respectively...
March 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727433/improving-the-tools-of-clinical-pharmacology-goals-for-2017-and-beyond
#18
I Zineh, D Abernethy, Ceca Hop, A Bello, M B McClellan, G W Daniel, M H Romine
Current trends in pronounced late-stage attrition rates of promising drug candidates are a pressing concern for patients, providers, and other stakeholders across the health care system. Here, we describe six areas in which clinical pharmacology methods and frameworks can help ameliorate these trends in late-stage attrition and increase the efficiency of drug development and evaluation. These recommendations are based, in part, on previous stakeholder engagement and input, as well as a previously published white paper...
January 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716147/two-colliding-epidemics-obesity-is-independently-associated-with-chronic-pain-interfering-with-activities-of-daily-living-in-adults-18%C3%A2-years-and-over-a-cross-sectional-population-based-study
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Sharon A Allen, Eleonora Dal Grande, Amy P Abernethy, David C Currow
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain interfering with activities of daily living is highly prevalent in the community. More than 600 million people worldwide are obese. The aim of this paper is to assess if such chronic pain is associated independently with obesity across the adult population, having controlled for other key factors. METHODS: The South Australian Health Omnibus is an annual, population-based, cross-sectional study. Data on 2616 participants were analysed for episodes of daily pain for three of the preceding six months...
September 30, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697977/emerging-issues-and-opportunities-in-health-information-technology
#20
Elizabeth A Nardi, Lisa Korin Lentz, Katherine Winckworth-Prejsnar, Amy P Abernethy, Robert W Carlson
When used effectively, health information technology (HIT) can transform clinical care and contribute to new research discoveries. Despite advances in HIT and increased electronic health record adoption, many challenges to optimal use, interoperability, and data sharing exist. Data standardization across systems is limited, and scanned medical note documents result in unstructured data that make reporting on quality measures for reimbursement burdensome. Different policies and initiatives, including the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, and the National Cancer Moonshot initiative, among others, all recognize the impact that HIT can have on cancer care...
October 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
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