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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787034/critical-preparation-and-readiness-to-support-future-change
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Elizabeth Curtis, Emma Duffy, Frank O'Rourke, Sylvia Huntley-Moore, Annabel Walsh, Ken Coogan, Catherine Comiskey
The challenging nature of change is well documented and adequate preparation before implementing a change initiative is critical to reducing resistance and increasing its chances of success. This article describes a service review conducted in preparation for possible change and improvement at an internationally ranked school of nursing and midwifery in an Irish tertiary education institution. The purpose of the review was to examine organisational structures and work activities, including pressures facing the administrative team that supports the school, and to establish whether operations were fit for purpose and capable of continuing to support the international ranking...
May 22, 2018: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784646/latest-developments-in-muc1-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou, Joy M Burchell, Rosalind Graham, Richard Beatson
Currently, there is renewed interest in attempting to recruit the host immune system to eliminate cancers, and within this renewed activity, MUC1 continues to arouse interest. MUC1 has been considered a possible therapeutic target for the past 30 years as it is up-regulated, aberrantly glycosylated and its polarization is lost in many adenocarcinomas. Moreover, MUC1 is expressed by some haematopoietic cancers, including acute myeloid leukaemia and myeloma. Although multiple clinical trials have been initiated and immune responses have been documented, effective clinical benefit worthy of approval for general application has not as yet been achieved...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784473/tailbone-pain-from-coccyx-injuries-on-water-slides-a-case-series
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Patrick M Foye, Dena M Abdelshahed, Evish Kamrava, Renee Enriquez, Gerard J D'Onofrio
BACKGROUND: Water slides and rides are increasingly popular attractions at amusement parks. There has been some documentation of various patterns of injury associated with these rides, most notably vaginal injuries caused by water jets. But we find no previous medical publications reporting the association between water slides/rides with coccydynia (coccyx pain) and tailbone injuries. CASE REPORT: Our purpose in this case report was to assess for an association between water slides/rides with injuries to the coccyx causing coccyx pain...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784471/rotavirus-gastroenteritis-surveillance-in-azerbaijan-2011-2016
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Nazifa Mursalova, Nazim Shugayev, Javahir Suleymanova, Danni S Daniels, Annemarie Wasley, Adam L Cohen, Negar Aliabadi
INTRODUCTION: Rotavirus is a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis and mortality among children worldwide but data describing rotavirus disease in Azerbaijan are lacking. This analysis describes the rotavirus disease burden in Baku, the largest city in Azerbaijan. METHODS: We conducted active, prospective, sentinel hospital surveillance with laboratory confirmation for rotavirus among children under 5 years of age hospitalized at a large pediatric hospital in Baku during 2011-2016...
May 18, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782353/implementing-best-practice-into-the-emergency-department-triage-process
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Luke Burgess, Kathryn Kynoch, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Triage is the process by which emergency departments (EDs) sort patients presenting for medical treatment. The Australasian Triage Scale, validated to measure urgency, answers the question 'This patient should wait for medical assessment and treatment no longer than…' Multiple patients may present within short time frames, and some will have conditions that have outcomes directly related to timeliness of treatment such as stroke, sepsis and myocardial infarction. The safety of patients within the ED is thus directly related to the triage system...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779827/zika-virus-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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Gisele Sampaio Silva, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Jorge Hidalgo, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Pravin Amin
Zika fever is an acute infectious disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), an RNA virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus. ZIKV can be transmitted by bites from Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species, sexual activity, blood transfusion and from mother to fetus during pregnancy and delivery. A total of 50 territories and countries in the Americas had reported ZIKV infections. For those with symptoms, the presentation is similar to dengue fever with body aches, joint pain, fatigue, malaise, fever and conjunctivitis lasting up to seven days...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777701/ropivacaine-inhibits-the-migration-of-esophageal-cancer-cells-via-sodium-channel-independent-but-prenylation-dependent-inhibition-of-rac1-jnk-paxillin-fak
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Yaqin Zhang, Xiaohong Peng, Qinghong Zheng
The direct anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects of local anesthetics have been well documented in various cancers. However, whether local anesthetics affect cancer metastasis and their underlying molecular mechanisms are not well understood. In this work, we show that ropivacaine at the clinically relevant concentration significantly inhibits esophageal cancer cell migration. Interestingly, ropivacaine at the same concentration does not display inhibitory effects on esophageal cancer cell growth and survival...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777647/correlates-of-postpartum-sexual-activity-and-contraceptive-use-in-kano-northern-nigeria
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Zubairu Iliyasu, Hadiza S Galadanci, Khadija M Danlami, Hamisu M Salihu, Muktar H Aliyu
Practices related to resumption of coitus after childbirth remains poorly documented in Nigeria. This study examined factors associated with sexual intercourse, delivery-coitus interval, and contraceptive use among postpartum women attending a tertiary centre in Kano, northern Nigeria. A cross section of 317 women attending immunization, postnatal and family planning clinics within 12 months of childbirth was interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Vaginal intercourse was resumed by most women (n=212; 66...
March 2018: African Journal of Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775786/is-mic-increase-of-meropenem-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-correlated-with-the-increase-of-resistance-rates-against-some-other-antibiotics-with-gram-negative-activity
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Piergiorgio Cojutti, Assunta Sartor, Matteo Bassetti, Claudio Scarparo, Federico Pea
OBJECTIVE: To assess MIC distribution for meropenem and the other antibiotics with Gram-negative activity against KPC-Kp clinical isolates collected at our hospital in 2013-2016. METHODS: Susceptibility of KPC-Kp strains was tested by broth microdilution method, using customized 96-well plates, and was interpreted according to the EUCAST recommendations. RESULTS: Among 169 consecutive KPC-Kp clinical isolates 26.6% were susceptible to meropenem...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771251/-ebm-guidelines-protocols-knowledge-attitudes-and-utilization-in-the-era-of-law-on-professional-responsibility-and-safety-of-health-care
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Silvia Minozzi, Francesca Ruggiero, Matteo Capobussi, Marien González-Lorenzo, Micaela La Regina, Alessandro Squizzato, Lorenzo Moja, Francesco Orlandini
INTRODUCTION: <AbstractText Label="INTRODUCTION" NlmCategory="BACKGROUND">The knowledge of principles and methods of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and the use of Clinical Practice Guidelines to inform clinical decisions are recognised as key instruments to improve the quality of care. In Italy the Parliament has revised the legal system that rules the responsibilities of health professionals and health care safety, prescribing health professionals to adhere to guidelines and good practice recommendations...
May 2018: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770093/canada-s-pandemic-influenza-preparedness-surveillance-strategy
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B Henry
The Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Planning Guidance for the Health Sector (CPIP) is a guidance document that outlines key health sector preparedness activities designed to ensure Canada is ready to respond to the next influenza pandemic. This article outlines Canada's pandemic influenza surveillance strategy as described in the CPIP Surveillance Annex . The strategy builds on the surveillance activities used for seasonal influenza and incorporates lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, including improved information sharing, improved electronic links among federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) partners and improved surveillance for Indigenous communities...
January 4, 2018: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766455/consensus-document-on-the-progression-and-treatment-response-criteria-in-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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X Merino-Casabiel, J Aller, J Arbizu, R García-Figueiras, C González, E Grande, P Jiménez-Fonseca, M I Sevilla, J Capdevila
PURPOSE: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are a heterogeneous group of low incidence neoplasms characterized by a low proliferative activity and slow growth. Their response to targeted therapies is heterogeneous and often does not lead to tumor shrinkage. Thus, evaluation of the therapeutic response should differ from other kind of tumors. METHODS: To answer relevant questions about which techniques are best in the assessment of progression or treatment response a RAND/UCLA-based consensus process was implemented...
May 15, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765441/suspected-unexpected-and-other-adverse-reactions-to-antiretroviral-drugs-used-as-post-exposure-prophylaxis-of-hiv-infection-five-year-experience-from-clinical-practice
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Justyna D Kowalska, Ewa Pietraszkiewicz, Ewa Firląg-Burkacka, Andrzej Horban
Introduction: With increased use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in HIV uninfected persons, proper reporting on suspected unexpected serious adverse reactions (SUSARs) and continued insight into adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are needed for adequate information on safety of ARVs in such populations. Material and methods: Medical documentation of persons receiving ARVs after non-occupational HIV exposure (non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis - nPEP) during 5 successive years (2009-2013) was evaluated by two HIV physicians...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764892/intense-exercise-for-survival-among-men-with-metastatic-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-interval-gap4-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-phase-iii-study-protocol
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Robert U Newton, Stacey A Kenfield, Nicolas H Hart, June M Chan, Kerry S Courneya, James Catto, Stephen P Finn, Rosemary Greenwood, Daniel C Hughes, Lorelei Mucci, Stephen R Plymate, Stephan F E Praet, Emer M Guinan, Erin L Van Blarigan, Orla Casey, Mark Buzza, Sam Gledhill, Li Zhang, Daniel A Galvão, Charles J Ryan, Fred Saad
INTRODUCTION: Preliminary evidence supports the beneficial role of physical activity on prostate cancer outcomes. This phase III randomised controlled trial (RCT) is designed to determine if supervised high-intensity aerobic and resistance exercise increases overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Participants (n=866) must have histologically documented metastatic prostate cancer with evidence of progressive disease on androgen deprivation therapy (defined as mCRPC)...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762887/the-underreporting-of-medication-errors-a-retrospective-and-comparative-root-cause-analysis-in-an-acute-mental-health-unit-over-a-3-year-period
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Maeve Morrison, Vicki Cope, Melanie Murray
Medication errors remain a commonly reported clinical incident in health care as highlighted by the World Health Organization's focus to reduce medication-related harm. This retrospective quantitative analysis examined medication errors reported by staff using an electronic Clinical Incident Management System (CIMS) during a 3-year period from April 2014 to April 2017 at a metropolitan mental health ward in Western Australia. The aim of the project was to identify types of medication errors and the context in which they occur and to consider recourse so that medication errors can be reduced...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762381/13c-labeled-starch-breath-test-in-congenital-sucrase-isomaltase-deficiency
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Claudia C Robayo-Torres, Marisela Diaz-Sotomayor, Bruce R Hamaker, Susan S Baker, Bruno P Chumpitazi, Antone R Opekun, Buford L Nichols
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES: Human starch digestion is a multienzyme process involving 6 different enzymes: salivary and pancreatic α-amylase; sucrase and isomaltase (from sucrose-isomaltase [SI]), and maltase and glucoamylase (from maltase-glucoamylase [MGAM]). Together these enzymes cleave starch to smaller molecules ultimately resulting in the absorbable monosaccharide glucose. Approximately 80% of all mucosal maltase activity is accounted for by SI and the reminder by MGAM. Clinical studies suggest that starch may be poorly digested in those with congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID)...
June 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758341/effect-of-zembrin-%C3%A2-and-four-of-its-alkaloid-constituents-on-electric-excitability-of-the-rat-hippocampus
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Wilfried Dimpfel, Richard Franklin, Nigel Gericke, Leonie Schombert
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sceletium tortuosum (Mesembryanthemaceae), a succulent plant indigenous to South Africa. is consumed in the form of teas, decoctions and tinctures and is sometimes smoked and used as snuff. In recent years, Sceletium has received a great deal of commercial interest for relieving stress in healthy people, and for treating a broad range of psychological, psychiatric and inflammatory conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The whole extract (Zembrin®) was tested ex vivo in the hippocampus slice preparation after one week of daily oral administration of 5 and 10mg/kg...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756419/growth-hormone-and-aging-updated-review
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REVIEW
Andrzej Bartke
Role of growth hormone (GH) in mammalian aging is actively explored in clinical, epidemiological, and experimental studies. The age-related decline in GH levels is variously interpreted as a symptom of neuroendocrine aging, as one of causes of altered body composition and other unwelcome symptoms of aging, or as a mechanism of natural protection from cancer and other chronic diseases. Absence of GH signals due to mutations affecting anterior pituitary development, GH secretion, or GH receptors produces an impressive extension of longevity in laboratory mice...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753611/neo-adjuvant-platinum-based-chemotherapy-followed-by-chemoradiation-and-radical-surgery-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-lacc-patients-a-phase-ii-study
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Gabriella Ferrandina, Eleonora Palluzzi, Valerio Gallotta, Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Rosa Autorino, Luigi Carlo Turco, Gabriella Macchia, Francesco Cosentino, Benedetta Gui, Maria Vittoria Mattoli, Graziana Ronzino, Vincenzo Valentini, Giovanni Scambia
PURPOSE: The aim of this Phase II, non-randomized study was to assess activity and safety of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) before chemoradiation (CT/RT) followed by radical surgery (RS) in locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The primary end point was rate of pathologic complete response (pCR). FIGO Stage IB2-IVA patients were administered NACT chemotherapy (paclitaxel 80 mg/m2 , carboplatin AUC 2), for 6 weeks, followed by Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy plus simultaneous boost (total dose of 50...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753323/leisure-time-physical-activity-in-9-to-11-year-old-children-born-moderately-preterm-a-cohort-study
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M Nordvall-Lassen, H K Hegaard, C Obel, M S Lindhard, M Hedegaard, T B Henriksen
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is one of the best documented activities with impacts on health in children and adults. Children born preterm show reduced physical and psychosocial function compared to children born at term. This may influence their level of physical activity. Reports on moderately preterm children's physical activities during childhood are limited. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the leisure time physical activity at age 9-11 years of moderately preterm children with that of children born at term...
May 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
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