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Maria Laura Canale, Chiara Lestuzzi, Irma Bisceglia, Paola Vallerio, Iris Parrini
AIMS: Cardio-oncology is imposing as the specialty deputed to the management of a large and rapidly increasing population of cancer patients receiving anticancer treatments with cardiovascular side effects or presenting with cardiac and oncological comorbidities. Organization patterns dramatically vary across Italy. METHODS: On the behalf of ANMCO, we have analyzed the characteristics of cardio-oncology services across different hospital types in Italy. A questionnaire was sent out to all ANMCO divisions inquiring about inner organization, workload, multidisciplinary team and inter-hospital connections...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Ferenc Jakab
Numerous outstanding summarizing publications on the milestones of the rapid development of liver surgery in the twentieth century came to light around the year 2000, therefore in this summary only the newest principles and novelties of liver surgery after the second millennium are presented. Among the new principles, the newest indications, the bloodless surgery and the vascular exclusion of the liver, the "associating liver partition and portal vein occlusion for staged hepatectomy" (ALPPS) - as presently the fastest and most successful method for liver regeneration, and the "downsizing of tumors" treatment for the interest of resection of unresectable tumours are analyzed and evaluated...
March 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
Ulrich Hamann, Christine Ankel
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  After reviewing this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the epidemiology of breast cancer, its incidence and impact. 2. Appreciate the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. 3. Understand the concept of comprehensive breast cancer management and its multidisciplinarity. 4. Be knowledgeable about the entire process required to manage breast cancer, since the early diagnosis until the management of non breast related conditions derived from the treatment...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Hampig Raphaël Kourie, Roland Eid, Carole Kesserouany, Gérard Abadjian, Joseph Kattan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
Josef D Järhult
A multidisciplinary approach is a prerequisite for One Health. Physicians are important players in the One Health team, yet they are often hard to convince of the benefits of the One Health approach. Here, the case for multidisciplinarity including physicians is made using the example of environmental resistance development to influenza antivirals. Neuraminidase inhibitors are the major class of anti-influenza pharmaceuticals, and extensively stockpiled globally as a cornerstone of pandemic preparedness, especially important in the first phase before vaccines can be mass-produced...
January 25, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Kogler Pamela, Zitt Matthias, Kafka-Ritsch Reinhold, Punter Julia, Müssigang Peter, Perathoner Alexander, Öfner Dietmar
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can significantly influence overall and disease-free survival in selected patients suffering from peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM) of various tumor entities. Because of the extent of the therapeutic approach, the associated morbidity and mortality and the multidisciplinarity needed, implementation of a CRS + HIPEC program at an institution is often challenging. METHODS: This single-center analysis included all patients (n = 60, 34 female, 26 male) with PSM from various tumor primaries [colorectal cancer (15/60; 25%), appendix neoplasia (21/60; 35%), and others (24/60; 40%)] treated with CRS + HIPEC at our institution between 2006 and 2014...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
José Ibeas, Ramon Roca-Tey, Joaquín Vallespín, Teresa Moreno, Guillermo Moñux, Anna Martí-Monrós, José Luis Del Pozo, Enrique Gruss, Manel Ramírez de Arellano, Néstor Fontseré, María Dolores Arenas, José Luis Merino, José García-Revillo, Pilar Caro, Cristina López-Espada, Antonio Giménez-Gaibar, Milagros Fernández-Lucas, Pablo Valdés, Fidel Fernández-Quesada, Natalia de la Fuente, David Hernán, Patricia Arribas, María Dolores Sánchez de la Nieta, María Teresa Martínez, Ángel Barba
Vascular access for haemodialysis is key in renal patients both due to its associated morbidity and mortality and due to its impact on quality of life. The process, from the creation and maintenance of vascular access to the treatment of its complications, represents a challenge when it comes to decision-making, due to the complexity of the existing disease and the diversity of the specialities involved. With a view to finding a common approach, the Spanish Multidisciplinary Group on Vascular Access (GEMAV), which includes experts from the five scientific societies involved (nephrology [S...
November 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Christoph Kowalski, Ullrich Graeven, Christof von Kalle, Hauke Lang, Matthias W Beckmann, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Martin Burchardt, Michael Ehrenfeld, Jan Fichtner, Stephan Grabbe, Hans Hoffmann, Heinrich Iro, Stefan Post, Anton Scharl, Uwe Schlegel, Thomas Seufferlein, Walter Stummer, Dieter Ukena, Julia Ferencz, Simone Wesselmann
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades numerous initiatives have been set up that aim at translating the best available medical knowledge and treatment into clinical practice. The inherent complexity of the programs and discrepancies in the terminology used make it difficult to appreciate each of them distinctly and compare their specific strengths and weaknesses. To allow comparison and stimulate dialogue between different programs, we in this paper provide an overview of the German Cancer Society certification program for multidisciplinary cancer centers that was established in 2003...
December 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
Tania Carron, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Karin Lörvall, Rachel Parmentier, Jean-Bernard Moix, Vincent Beytrison, Raymond Pernet, Constance Rey, Pierre-Yves Roberfroid, Prashant N Chhajed, Thomas Dieterle, Ladina Joos Zellweger, Malcolm Kohler, Sabrina Maier, David Miedinger, Robert Thurnheer, Pascal Urwyler, Jean-Marie Tschopp, Emilie Zuercher, Jörg Daniel Leuppi, Bernard Burnand, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux
QUESTION UNDER STUDY: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of a pilot COPD integrated care programme implemented in Valais, Switzerland. METHODS: The programme was adapted from the self-management programme Living Well with COPD, and included the following elements: self-management patient-education group sessions, telephone and medical follow-ups, multidisciplinary teams, training of healthcare professionals, and evidence-based COPD care...
December 12, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
Antonio Trabacca, Luigi Russo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
S Delia
La Legionellosi è una polmonite che può presentare un decorso variabile a seconda se i soggetti colpiti risiedono nel loro domicilio, sono ospiti di strutture recettive o sono ospedalizzati. In ambito ospedaliero, che annovera questa patologia tra le più pericolose Infezioni Correlate all'Assistenza (ICA), si registrano decisamente i casi più gravi e assai spesso letali. Gli errori nella Valutazione del Rischio e negli interventi di risanamento contribuiscono alla proliferazione all'interno delle condutture idriche di un temibile microrganismo che può essere eliminato o ridotto solo con un approccio multidisciplinare...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
Steven Benner
Life and the Earth have coevolved over the past four billion years to deliver a rich diversity of biological structure, from biomolecules to macrophysiology. One grand challenge seeks to interconnect these structures, in ways acceptable to both natural historians and physical scientists, to give an interconnecting web of models and experiments to create a planetary understanding of the phenomenon that we call "life". The molecular scientist wants experiments; the natural historian wants reference to Darwinian fitness...
March 21, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
Alfons Macaya, Roser Torra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: Medicina Clínica
Caroline Zottele, Tania Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago, Angela Isabel Dos Santos Dullius, Adriane Cristina Bernat Kolankiewicz, Juliana Dal Ongaro
OBJECTIVE: To analyze compliance with hand hygiene by healthcare professionals in an emergency department unit. METHOD: This is a longitudinal quantitative study developed in 2015 with healthcare professionals from a university hospital in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Each professional was monitored three times by direct non-participant observation at WHO's five recommended moments in hand hygiene, taking the concepts of opportunity, indication and action into account...
August 28, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Amir Pasic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2017: Nature
Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Diana Maria Martinez Ceron, Leonardo Chaves Ferreira Coelho, William Shinji Nobre Soussume, Hye Chung Kang, Samuel Datum Moscavitch, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a major public health issue with implications on health-related quality of life (HRQL). OBJECTIVE: To compare HRQL, estimated by the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), in patients with and without HF in the community. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including 633 consecutive individuals aged 45 years or older, registered in primary care. The subjects were selected from a random sample representative of the population studied...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Susan Kippax
This article is a personal account of my research in HIV prevention and how and why I navigated my way from social psychology to 'social health' via multidisciplinarity. My work in HIV prevention - from 1984 to the present day - developed my understandings of epistemology, building on and expanding the ways in which I undertook research. This article describes those whose writings and research influenced me and the input of colleagues and students. It also demonstrates my disquiet with the individualism of psychology as a way of thinking about what was needed to prevent HIV transmission...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
Silomar Ilha, Silvana Sidney Costa Santos, Dirce Stein Backes, Edaiane Joana Lima Barros, Marlene Teda Pelzer, Regina Gema Santini Costenaro
Objective: To describe the contributions of the Integrated Multidisciplinary Care Group for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease as an educational and care (geron)technology in the context of Alzheimer's disease in elderly individuals from the perspective of family members/caregivers. Method: Exploratory, descriptive study with a qualitative approach conducted with 13 family members/caregivers of elderly people participating in the support group of a university institution of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz, Anna Sofia Costa Neri, Estela Capelas Barbosa, Marcus Vinícius Cesso da Silva
Objective: To present the implementation of an apportionment strategy proportional to the productive areas of a multidisciplinary clinic, defining the minimum values to be passed monthly to health professionals who work there. Methods: A study of the clinic structure was carried out, in which the area of occupation of each service was defined. Later the cost was prorated, allocating a value to each room, proportional to the space occupied. Results: The apportionment implementation allowed the clinic managers to visualize the cost of each room, providing a value base for formation of a minimum amount necessary to be passed monthly to each professional, as a form of payment for rent of using their facilities...
April 2017: Einstein
Marie-Laure Matthey Gié, Marie Nicod Lalonde, Elena Gonzalez Rodriguez, Nicolas Demartines, Maurice Matter
Adrenal tumours are rare and their management is challenging. Every patient presenting with adrenal mass or symptoms of hormones hypersecretion should be investigated. The two important questions to be answered are : 1. Is the tumour secreting ? Is the tumour malignant or not ? A complete endocrine work-up and a nativ CT-scan may usually answer these two questions but have to be interpreted by specialists in a multidisciplinary team setting. The decisions about managements of adrenal pathologies do follow international guidelines which are regularly updated...
June 14, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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