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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719270/mycetoma-madura-foot-in-israel-recent-cases-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#1
Ohad Bitan, Yonit Wiener-Well, Rina Segal, Eli Schwartz
AbstractMycetoma is a chronic soft tissue infection caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens, and is endemic in tropical and subtropical regions. Cases in developed countries outside the mycetoma belt are rare and usually imported by immigrants. Sporadic cases have been reported in Israel. Unpublished cases in the participating medical centers are reported. In addition, a systematic review of the literature was performed. All published mycetoma cases diagnosed in Israel were included with relevant variables collected...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699943/dosing-accuracy-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-an-academic-medical-center
#2
Janice Schwartz, Steve Merrill, Noelle de Leon, Ashley Thompson, Margaret Fang
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly used to prevent or treat thromboembolism. We conducted a study to compare how well initial DOAC prescribing for adult inpatients adhered to dosing recommendations approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Single academic medical center, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. PATIENTS: 508 adult inpatients...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686545/the-concurrent-validity-of-the-problem-oriented-screening-instrument-for-teenagers-posit-substance-use-abuse-subscale-in-adolescent-patients-in-an-urban-federally-qualified-health-center
#3
Sharon M Kelly, Kevin E O'Grady, Jan Gryczynski, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Arethusa Kirk, Robert P Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT)'s substance use/abuse subscale has been validated with high school students, adolescents with criminal justice involvement, and adolescent substance use treatment samples using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-III-R and DSM-IV. This study examines the concurrent validity of the POSIT's standard 17-item substance use/abuse subscale and a revised, shorter 11-item version using DSM-5 Substance Use Disorder diagnoses...
July 7, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684100/automaticity-of-force-application-during-simulated-brain-tumor-resection-testing-the-fitts-and-posner-model
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Abdulgadir Bugdadi, Robin Sawaya, Duaa Olwi, Gmaan Al-Zhrani, Hamed Azarnoush, Abdulrahman Jafar Sabbagh, Ghusn Alsideiri, Khalid Bajunaid, Fahad E Alotaibi, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Rolando Del Maestro
OBJECTIVE: The Fitts and Posner model of motor learning hypothesized that with deliberate practice, learners progress through stages to an autonomous phase of motor ability. To test this model, we assessed the automaticity of neurosurgeons, senior residents, and junior residents when operating on 2 identical tumors using the NeuroVR virtual reality simulation platform. DESIGN: Participants resected 9 identical simulated tumors on 2 occasions (total = 18 resections)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678345/the-effect-of-intentional-weight-loss-on-fracture-risk-in-persons-with-diabetes-results-from-the-look-ahead-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karen C Johnson, George A Bray, Lawrence J Cheskin, Jeanne M Clark, Caitlin M Egan, John P Foreyt, Katelyn R Garcia, Stephen Glasser, Frank L Greenway, Edward W Gregg, Helen P Hazuda, Andrea Hergenroeder, James O Hill, Edward S Horton, John M Jakicic, Robert W Jeffery, Steven E Kahn, William C Knowler, Cora E Lewis, Marsha Miller, Maria G Montez, David M Nathan, Jennifer L Patricio, Anne L Peters, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Henry J Pownall, David Reboussin, J Bruce Redmon, Helmut Steinberg, Thomas A Wadden, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Rena R Wing, Catherine R Womack, Susan Z Yanovski, Ping Zhang, Ann V Schwartz
Intentional weight loss is an important treatment option for overweight persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), but the effects on long term fracture risk are not known. The purpose of this Look AHEAD analysis was to evaluate whether long term intentional weight loss would increase fracture risk in overweight or obese persons with DM. Look AHEAD is a multicenter, randomized clinical trial. Recruitment began in August 2001 and follow-up continued for a median of 11.3 years at 16 academic centers. 5145 persons aged 45 - 76 with DM were randomized to either an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) with reduced calorie consumption and increased physical activity designed to achieve and maintain ≥7% weight loss or to diabetes support and education intervention (DSE)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664444/indication-for-en-bloc-pancreatectomy-with-colectomy-when-is-it-safe
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Patrick B Schwartz, Alexandra M Roch, Jane S Han, Alex V Vaicius, William P Lancaster, E Molly Kilbane, Michael G House, Nicholas J Zyromski, C Max Schmidt, Atilla Nakeeb, Eugene P Ceppa
INTRODUCTION: Aggressive en bloc resection of adjacent organs is often necessary to resect pancreatic or colonic lesions. However, it is debated whether simultaneous pancreatectomy with colectomy (P+C) is warranted as it potentially increases morbidity and mortality (MM). We hypothesized that MM would be increased in P+C, especially in cases of pancreatitis. METHODS: All patients who underwent pancreatectomy (P) and simultaneous pancreatectomy with colectomy (P+C) at a high-volume center from November 2006 to 2015 were prospectively collected using ACS-NSQIP at our institution...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660463/resilience-to-health-challenges-is-related-to-different-ways-of-thinking-mediators-of-physical-and-emotional-quality-of-life-in-a-heterogeneous-rare-disease-cohort
#7
Carolyn E Schwartz, Wesley Michael, Bruce D Rapkin
BACKGROUND: We sought to understand what distinguishes people who confront health challenges but still manage to thrive. This study investigated whether resilience helps to explain the impact of health challenges on quality of life (QOL) outcomes, and how resilience relates to appraisal. METHODS: A web-based survey of rare-disease panel participants included the Centers for Disease Control Healthy Days Core Module, the PROMIS-10, and comorbidities. The QOL Appraisal Profile-v2 assessed cognitive processes underlying QOL...
June 28, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640009/augmented-renal-clearance-using-population-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients
#8
Sean N Avedissian, Erin Bradley, Diana Zhang, John S Bradley, Lama H Nazer, Tri M Tran, Austin Nguyen, Jennifer Le
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to: 1) evaluate the prevalence of augmented renal clearance in critically ill pediatric patients using vancomycin clearance; 2) derive the pharmacokinetic model that best describes vancomycin clearance in critically ill pediatric patients; and 3) correlate vancomycin clearance with creatinine clearance estimated by modified Schwartz or Cockcroft-Gault. DESIGN: Retrospective, two-center, cohort study from 2003 to 2016...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634449/electromyography-data-processing-impacts-muscle-synergies-during-gait-for-unimpaired-children-and-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#9
Benjamin R Shuman, Michael H Schwartz, Katherine M Steele
Muscle synergies calculated from electromyography (EMG) data identify weighted groups of muscles activated together during functional tasks. Research has shown that fewer synergies are required to describe EMG data of individuals with neurologic impairments. When considering potential clinical applications of synergies, understanding how EMG data processing impacts results and clinical interpretation is important. The aim of this study was to evaluate how EMG signal processing impacts synergy outputs during gait...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629942/can-a-target-zone-safer-than-lewinnek-s-safe-zone-be-defined-to-prevent-instability-of-total-hip-arthroplasties-case-control-study-of-56-dislocated-tha-and-93-matched-controls
#10
N Reina, S Putman, R Desmarchelier, E Sari Ali, P Chiron, M Ollivier, J Y Jenny, D Waast, C Mabit, E de Thomasson, C Schwartz, P Oger, L E Gayet, H Migaud, N Ramdane, M H Fessy
BACKGROUND: Various factors contribute to instability of total hip arthroplasty (THA), with implant orientation being a major contributor. We performed a case-control study with computed tomography (CT) data to determine whether: 1) orientation contributes to THA instability and 2) a safer target zone for stability than Lewinnek's classic safe zone can be defined. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included prospectively 363 cases of THA dislocation that occurred during the calendar 2013 year in 24 participating hospitals...
June 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613220/optical-coherence-tomography-baseline-predictors-for-initial-best-corrected-visual-acuity-response-to-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-in-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema-the-chartres-study
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Ana R Santos, Miguel  Costa, Christian Schwartz, Dalila Alves, João Figueira, Rufino Silva, Jose G Cunha-Vaz
PURPOSE: To identify baseline optical coherence tomography morphologic characteristics predicting the visual response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with diabetic macular edema completed a prospective, observational study (NCT01947881-CHARTRES). All patients received monthly intravitreal injections of Lucentis for 3 months followed by PRN treatment and underwent best-corrected visual acuity measurements and spectral domain optical coherence tomography at Baseline, Months 1, 2, 3, and 6...
May 2, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609563/bayesian-forecasting-tool-to-predict-the-need-for-antidote-in-acute-acetaminophen-overdose
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Julie Desrochers, Jessica Wojciechowski, Wendy Klein-Schwartz, Jogarao V S Gobburu, Mathangi Gopalakrishnan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the leading cause of acute liver injury in the United States. Patients with elevated plasma acetaminophen concentrations (PAC) require hepatoprotective treatment with N-acetylcysteine (NAC). These patients have been primarily risk-stratified using the Rumack-Matthew nomogram. Previous studies of acute APAP overdoses found that the nomogram failed to accurately predict the need for the antidote. The objectives of this study were to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for APAP following acute overdose and evaluate the utility of population PK model-based Bayesian forecasting in NAC administration decisions...
June 13, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607687/glomerular-filtration-rate-trends-during-follow-up-in-children-with-steroid-sensitive-nephrotic-syndrome
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Sulaiman Alsaidi, Daniel Wagner, Silviu Grisaru, Julian Midgley, Lorraine Hamiwka, Andrew Wade, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Susan Samuel
BACKGROUND: Overall prognosis of children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) is regarded as generally favorable. However, only a few recent studies have evaluated changes in kidney function and blood pressure over time in children with SSNS. OBJECTIVES: We describe clinical features of SSNS patients and characterize changes in calculated estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and use of antihypertensive medications during follow-up. DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606382/a-phase-i-randomized-postcoital-testing-and-safety-study-of-the-caya-diaphragm-used-with-3-nonoxynol-9-gel-contragel-or-no-gel
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Christine K Mauck, Vivian Brache, Thomas Kimble, Andrea Thurman, Leila Cochon, Sarah Littlefield, Kim Linton, Gustavo F Doncel, Jill L Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: The Caya® Diaphragm is a newly approved single-size, nonlatex diaphragm. Contragel® is a personal lubricant containing lactic acid approved in Europe and other countries for use with vaginal barrier devices. This study assessed the effectiveness in preventing sperm from penetrating midcycle cervical mucus of Caya with Contragel, Caya with 3% nonoxynol-9 (N-9) and Caya alone. STUDY DESIGN: Phase I multicenter, single-blind, randomized, crossover, nonsignificant risk study at two sites: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA, and Profamilia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic...
June 9, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603055/efficacy-of-a-4-food-elimination-diet-for-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#15
A F Kagalwalla, J B Wechsler, K Amsden, S Schwartz, M Makhija, A Olive, C M Davis, M Manuel-Rubio, S Marcus, M Sulkowski, K Johnson, J N Ross, M E Riffle, M Groetch, H Melin-Aldana, D Schady, H Palac, K-Y A Kim, B K Wershil, M H Collins, M Chehade
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A 6-food elimination diet induces remission in most children and adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The effectiveness of empiric elimination of only 4 foods has not been studied in children. We performed a prospective observational outcome study in children with EoE treated with dietary exclusion of cow's milk, wheat, egg, and soy. The objective was to assess the clinical, endoscopic, and histologic efficacy of this treatment in EoE. METHODS: We recruited children (1-18 years old, diagnosed per consensus guidelines) from 4 medical centers...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591803/temporally-segmented-directionality-in-the-motor-cortex
#16
S B Suway, J Orellana, A J C McMorland, G W Fraser, Z Liu, M Velliste, S M Chase, R E Kass, A B Schwartz
Developing models of the dynamic and complex patterns of information processing that take place during behavior is a major thrust of systems neuroscience. An underlying assumption of many models is that the same set of rules applies across different conditions. This has been the case for directional tuning during volitional movement; a single cosine function has been remarkably robust for describing the encoding of movement direction in different types of neurons, in many locations of the nervous system, and even across species...
June 7, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550606/renal-injury-in-pediatric-anorexia-nervosa-a-retrospective-study
#17
Chantal Stheneur, Sebastien J Bergeron, Jean-Yves Frappier, Olivier Jamoulle, Danielle Taddeo, Marc Sznajder, Anne-Laure Lapeyraque
PURPOSE: Although primarily a mental health disorder, anorexia nervosa (AN) has many physical consequences. Among them, the consequences on kidney function are often underestimated. We evaluated renal function in adolescent AN inpatients and investigated the correlation between the GFR and intrinsic patient characteristics. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was conducted on 51 patients hospitalized for the restrictive type of AN in 2013. Data were divided into: (1) medical history of AN; (2) growth parameters and vital signs upon admission; and (3) blood tests...
May 26, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546440/albuminuria-proteinuria-and-renal-disease-progression-in-children-with-ckd
#18
Dana Y Fuhrman, Michael F Schneider, Katherine M Dell, Tom D Blydt-Hansen, Robert Mak, Jeffrey M Saland, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady, Marva M Moxey-Mims, George J Schwartz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The role of albuminuria as an indicator of progression has not been investigated in children with CKD in the absence of diabetes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Children were enrolled from 49 centers of the CKD in Children study between January of 2005 and March of 2014. Cross-sectional multivariable linear regression (n=647) was used to examine the relationship between urine protein-to-creatinine (UP/C [milligrams per milligram]) and albumin-to-creatinine (ACR [milligrams per gram]) with eGFR (milliliters per minute per 1...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543418/reconciling-patient-safety-and-epistemic-humility-an-ethical-use-of-opioid-treatment-plans
#19
Anita Ho
In this issue of the Hastings Center Report, Joshua Rager and Peter Schwartz suggest using opioid treatment agreements as public health monitoring tools to inform patients about "the requirements entailed by undergoing opioid therapy," rather than as contractual agreements to alter patients' individual behavior or to benefit them directly. Because Rager and Schwartz's argument presents suspected OTA violations as a justification to stop providing opioids yet does not highlight the broader epistemic and systemic context within which clinicians prescribe these medications, their proposal may perpetuate a climate of distrust and stigmatization without correcting systemic factors that may have placed patients and others at risk in the first place...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543412/opioid-treatment-agreements-repurposed-but-who-monitors-the-monitors
#20
Richard Payne
In this issue of the Hastings Center Report, Joshua Rager and Peter Schwartz reframe the justification for the use of opioid treatment agreements. Instead of documents used to define the roles and responsibilities of doctors and patients to one another in the course of opioid treatment for chronic pain and to describe the risks and benefits of therapy for the individual, OTAs are now proposed for use as "surveillance and monitoring" instruments. As such, they are specifically meant to disclose the risks of opioid therapy and to describe the other processes and tools used to monitor abuse and diversion of medications...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
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