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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673851/the-use-of-allogeneic-cartilage-for-grafting-in-functional-and-reconstructive-rhinoplasty
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Andrew M Read-Fuller, David M Yates, Alaaaldin Radwan, Alexander M Schrodt, Richard A Finn
PURPOSE: Allogeneic cartilage grafting has multiple uses in rhinoplasty. Autogenous cartilage is frequently used in cases of nasal obstruction or reconstruction, but harvesting grafts can cause complications or might be contraindicated. Rhinoplasties of the patient with cleft might require costochondral grafts. Allogeneic rib is an effective and safe alternative to autogenous grafts, prevents complications, and obviates postoperative admission after rib harvest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had allogeneic cartilage placed during functional or reconstructive rhinoplasty were studied from 2 institutions, including 19 who had functional rhinoplasty using allogeneic Cartiform patellar cartilage grafts and 15 patients who underwent reconstructive cleft rhinoplasty with allogeneic rib cartilage...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670411/formative-usability-evaluation-of-a-fixed-dose-pen-injector-platform-device
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Jakob Lange, Tobias Nemeth
Background: This article for the first time presents a formative usability study of a fixed-dose pen injector platform device used for the subcutaneous delivery of biopharmaceuticals, primarily for self-administration by the patient. The study was conducted with a user population of both naïve and experienced users across a range of ages. The goals of the study were to evaluate whether users could use the devices safely and effectively relying on the instructions for use (IFU) for guidance, as well as to benchmark the device against another similar injector established in the market...
2018: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668506/the-utility-of-superficial-musculoaponeurotic-system-flaps-in-facelift-procedures
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Lynn A Damitz
Facelift techniques widely vary with known individual surgeon modifications of and preference for particular techniques. This article provides an overview of the history of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), the changes of aging related to the soft tissues of the face, and the history of facelift procedures, including techniques to address the SMAS. In addition, a description of past studies and literature analyzing techniques of facelift procedures, safety of interventions involving the SMAS, low, extended, and high SMAS techniques, and evaluations of patient satisfaction with facelift outcomes including use of the FACE-Q are discussed...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667762/early-career-nurses-with-fewer-supportive-peers-for-safe-patient-handling-are-likely-to-quit
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D A Hurtado, G A Heinonen, L M Dumet, S A Greenspan
This prospective study observed turnover during 1 year at a community hospital in Oregon (n = 39). The study tested whether nurses who at baseline nominated fewer peers as sources of safe patient handling support were more likely to quit than nurses with more supportive peers. Six nurses with tenure under 2 years left their positions. Nurses who quit reported half as many co-workers as sources of support relative to nurses who remained employed, and each additional peer nomination reduced the risk of turnover by 15%...
April 18, 2018: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658187/overview-of-intensive-care-unit-related-physical-and-functional-impairments-and-rehabilitation-related-devices
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REVIEW
Katie Koester, Heidi Troeller, Sara Panter, Emily Winter, Jayshil J Patel
Rehabilitation after critical illness requires a multidisciplinary effort. Nutrition support of critically ill patients aims to correct the imbalance between protein synthesis and protein degradation to maximize strengthening and muscle mass, whereas physical and occupational therapists focus on optimizing strength and mobility through functional activity to help intensive care (ICU) patients return to their precritical illness level of function and improve quality of life. Early mobility has become the new standard of care for ICU patients...
April 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650727/a-pharmacy-led-united-states-pharmacopeia-usp-chapter-800-compliance-collaborative-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Bijan C Mekoba, Erin M Turingan, Patricia A Roberts, Susan Mason, Ian Willoughby, Cindy Taylor, Andrew Stivers, John Valgus
PURPOSE: One academic medical center's efforts to move toward compliance with requirements of United States Pharmacopeia ( USP ) chapter 800 through a multidepartmental collaborative initiative are described. SUMMARY: Requirements of USP general chapter 800 (enforceable as of December 2019) address the handling of hazardous drugs (HDs) throughout the entire operational and clinical cycle, from receiving to compounding, administration, and waste disposal. Due to the variety of pharmacy operational areas in which HDs are encountered at University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC), multiple pharmacy managers oversee the safe handling of HDs...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621141/correcting-calcium-dysregulation-in-chronic-heart-failure-using-serca2a-gene-therapy
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REVIEW
T Jake Samuel, Ryan P Rosenberry, Seungyong Lee, Zui Pan
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and is the leading cause of hospitalization for those over the age of 65, which is estimated to account for close to seventy billion dollars in healthcare costs by 2030 in the US alone. The successful therapies for preventing and reversing CHF progression are urgently required. One strategy under active investigation is to restore dysregulated myocardial calcium (Ca2+ ), a hallmark of CHF. It is well established that intracellular Ca2+ concentrations are tightly regulated to control efficient myocardial systolic contraction and diastolic relaxation...
April 5, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619327/-brucella-vertebral-osteomyelitis-misidentified-as-an-ochrobactrum-anthropi-infection
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João Trêpa, Patricia Mendes, Raquel Gonçalves, Catarina Chaves, Ana Maria Brás, Andrea Mesa, Isabel Ramos, Rosa Sá, José Gabriel Saraiva da Cunha
Ochrobactrum anthropi is a Gram-negative bacillus widely distributed in nature. It is a low virulence and low pathogenic microorganism and human infection by this agent is considered rare. This microorganism can cause bacteremia and in some cases can lead to osteomyelitis and endocarditis. Included in Brucellaceae family, this bacterium is phenotypically and genetically closely related to the Brucella genus and may be misidentified by rapid identification systems. The authors describe a patient admitted to the Infectious Diseases Department with vertebral osteomyelitis initially identified as Ochrobactrum anthropi ...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588899/combined-frontotemporal-transbasal-approach-for-the-resection-of-a-giant-rathke-s-cleft-cyst-operative-video-and-technical-nuances
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James K Liu
We present a case of a giant Rathke's cleft cyst with significant superior extension into the third and right lateral ventricles and lateral extension into the left Sylvian fissure and over the anterior clinoid process. An extended modification of the frontotemporal approach was performed using a combined frontotemporal transbasal approach. This allowed wide exposure to both transsylvian and subfrontal corridors to the retrochiasmatic space. This video atlas demonstrates the operative technique and surgical nuances of the skull base approach, microdissection of the tumor, and safe handling of the neurovascular structures...
April 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582940/closed-system-drug-transfer-devices-plus-safe-handling-of-hazardous-drugs-versus-safe-handling-alone-for-reducing-exposure-to-infusional-hazardous-drugs-in-healthcare-staff
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REVIEW
Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Lawrence Mj Best, Cynthia Tanguay, Elaine Lennan, Mika Korva, Jean-François Bussières
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure to hazardous drugs can decrease fertility and result in miscarriages, stillbirths, and cancers in healthcare staff. Several recommended practices aim to reduce this exposure, including protective clothing, gloves, and biological safety cabinets ('safe handling'). There is significant uncertainty as to whether using closed-system drug-transfer devices (CSTD) in addition to safe handling decreases the contamination and risk of staff exposure to infusional hazardous drugs compared to safe handling alone...
March 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581760/a-new-and-safe-mode-of-ventilation-for-interventional-pulmonary-medicine-the-ease-of-nasal-superimposed-high-frequency-jet-ventilation
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Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Paul Zarogoulidis, Haidong Huang, Yan-Gao Man, Stella Laskou, Charilaos Koulouris, Dimitris Giannakidis, Stylianos Mantalobas, Maria C Florou, Aikaterini Amaniti, Michael Steinheimer, Anil Sinha, Lutz Freitag, J Francis Turner, Robert Browning, Thomas Vogl, Andrei Roman, Naim Benhassen, Isaak Kesisoglou, Konstantinos Sapalidis
We use pulmonary interventional procedures for the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases either for benign or malignant lesions. Flexible bronchoscopy with or without radial endobronchial ultrasound, convex-probe endobronchial ultrasound and electromagnetic navigation are procedures performed in centers with experience in diagnostic pulmonary medicine. The method of sedation and ventilation is very important in order to avoid or handle with success complications. Proper respiration during pulmonary (or other interventional) procedures is a key factor...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557700/tendon-elongation-with-bovine-pericardium-in-patients-with-severe-esotropia-after-decompression-in-graves-orbitopathy-efficacy-and-long-term-stability
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Michael Oeverhaus, Margarethe Fischer, Herbert Hirche, Anke Schlüter, Joachim Esser, Anja K Eckstein
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We performed a retrospective analysis to examine clinical results, establish a dose-effect coefficient and analyze the long-term efficacy of tendon elongation with bovine pericardium (Tutopatch®) for surgical correction of severe esotropia, occurring after three-wall orbital decompression for dysthyroid optic neuropathy in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO). METHODS: Tendon elongation of the medial rectus muscle (MR) was performed in our institution using an interponate of bovine pericardium in 60 patients (27 underwent unilateral and 33 bilateral surgery)...
March 20, 2018: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547868/between-demarcation-and-discretion-the-medical-administrative-boundary-as-a-locus-of-safety-in-high-volume-organisational-routines
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Suzanne Grant, Bruce Guthrie
Patient safety is an increasing concern for health systems internationally. The majority of administrative work in UK general practice takes place in the context of organisational routines such as repeat prescribing and test results handling, where high workloads and increased clinician dependency on administrative staff have been identified as an emerging safety issue. Despite this trend, most research to date has focused on the redistribution of the clinical workload between doctors, nurses and allied health professionals within individual care settings...
March 2, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519568/dressed-for-success-silver-impregnated-nanocrystalline-dressing-for-initial-treatment-of-giant-omphalocele
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Dean B Percy, Candace Haddock, Vivian Ma, Amie Nowak, Julia Panczuk, Sonia Butterworth
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe outcomes and resource utilization in patients treated with twice-weekly silver impregnated (SI) nanocrystalline dressings for initial non-operative management of giant omphalocele (GO). METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with GO treated with SI dressings was undertaken. Clinical parameters, cost, and complications were recorded. RESULTS: Five patients with GO were treated with SI dressings between 2014 and 2016...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509816/the-agitated-patient-steps-to-take-how-to-stay-safe
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Tochi Iroku-Malize, Maureen Grissom
Situations involving agitated patients are not uncommon in health care settings. And no matter where on the spectrum an incident involving an agitated patient falls, it can leave those involved with various levels of physical, emotional, and psychological harm. It can also leave everyone asking themselves: "How can I better prepare for such occurrences?" This article offers some answers by providing tips and guidelines for handling agitated and/or violent patients in various settings.
March 2018: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485520/detach-yourself-the-positive-effect-of-psychological-detachment-on-patient-safety-in-long-term-care
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Martina Buljac-Samardžić, Connie Dekker-van Doorn, Jeroen Van Wijngaarden
OBJECTIVES: Delivering health care is emotionally demanding. Emotional competencies that enable caregivers to identify and handle emotions may be important to deliver safe care, as it improves resilience and enables caregivers to make better decisions. A relevant emotional competence could be psychological detachment, which refers to the ability to psychologically detach from work and patients in off-duty hours. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological detachment and patient safety...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481693/improving-adherence-to-standard-precautions-for-the-control-of-health-care-associated-infections
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REVIEW
Donna Moralejo, Regina El Dib, Rafaela A Prata, Pasqual Barretti, Ione Corrêa
BACKGROUND: 'Standard Precautions' refers to a system of actions, such as using personal protective equipment or adhering to safe handling of needles, that healthcare workers take to reduce the spread of germs in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of interventions that target healthcare workers to improve adherence to Standard Precautions in patient care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, LILACS, two other databases, and two trials registers...
February 26, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471574/-type-2-diabetes-diabetes-in-older-adults-example-for-patient-centered-drug-therapy
#18
Dirk Müller-Wieland
Diabetes in older adults has a high prevalence and is frequently associated with comorbidities of the cardiovascular system, dysfunction of cognition as well as depression and impaired mobility or increased frailty. Furthermore, impaired renal function, heart failure, risk for hypoglycemia and polypharmacy has to be considered in the decision about the diabetes treatment strategy. The goal of blood glucose management is driven by patient relevant issues and patient self-esteem, quality of life defined by the patient, preservation of physical and social mobility rather than potential long-term effects on reduction of cardio- and microvascular events in the future, which is limited by patient-inherent reduced life expectancy of the aged individual...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455830/transaortic-alfieri-edge-to-edge-repair-for-functional-mitral-regurgitation
#19
Ken-Ichi Imasaka, Eiki Tayama, Shigeki Morita, Ryohei Toriya, Yukihiro Tomita
There is controversy about handling functional mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing aortic valve or proximal aortic operations. We describe a transaortic Alfieri edge-to-edge repair for functional mitral regurgitation that reduces operative excessive invasion and prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass time. Between May 2013 and December 2016, 10 patients underwent transaortic Alfieri edge-to-edge mitral repair. There were no operative deaths. The severity of mitral regurgitation immediately after the operation by transesophageal echocardiography was none or trivial in all patients...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449086/progress-in-the-use-of-dental-pulp-stem-cells-in-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Eduardo Anitua, María Troya, Mar Zalduendo
The field of tissue engineering is emerging as a multidisciplinary area with promising potential for regenerating new tissues and organs. This approach requires the involvement of three essential components: stem cells, scaffolds and growth factors. To date, dental pulp stem cells have received special attention because they represent a readily accessible source of stem cells. Their high plasticity and multipotential capacity to differentiate into a large array of tissues can be explained by its neural crest origin, which supports applications beyond the scope of oral tissues...
February 12, 2018: Cytotherapy
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