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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052816/depressive-symptoms-predict-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-noncompliance-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Alexis Calloway, Robin Dalal, Dawn B Beaulieu, Caroline Duley, Kimberly Annis, Lawrence Gaines, Chris Slaughter, David A Schwartz, Sara Horst
BACKGROUND: Noncompliance in use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a factor in medication failure. Few studies have evaluated the contribution of depressive symptoms to medication noncompliance in anti-TNF therapies. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in a single-center tertiary care IBD center for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis starting anti-TNF therapy over a 2-year period...
October 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037471/a-behavioral-economic-approach-to-improving-human-papillomavirus-vaccination
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Rachel Caskey, E Grace Sherman, Kera Beskin, Rebecca Rapport, Yinglin Xia, Alan Schwartz
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to measure the impact of a behavioral economic intervention on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation and series completion rates for adolescents and to measure the impact of the intervention on the receipt of a nonincentivized influenza vaccine. METHODS: We conducted a quasi-randomized trial to compare the impact of an escalating delayed cash incentive (intervention), compared with usual care (control), on HPV vaccination initiation and series completion rates among adolescents (11-17 years) at an urban medical center...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024801/population-based-prevalence-of-multiple-radiographically-defined-hip-morphologies-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
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R Raveendran, J L Stiller, C Alvarez, J B Renner, T A Schwartz, N K Arden, J M Jordan, A E Nelson
OBJECTIVE: To provide the first prevalence estimates of different radiographic hip morphologies relevant to dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement in a well-characterized USA population-based cohort. METHODS: Cross-sectional data were from the baseline examination (1991-1997) of a large population-based prospective longitudinal cohort study (The Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project). HipMorf software (Oxford, UK) was used to assess hip morphology on anteroposterior (AP) pelvis radiographs...
October 9, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024708/nationwide-quality-of-hospice-care-findings-from-the-centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-cms-hospice-quality-reporting-program-hqrp
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Nan Tracy Zheng, Qinghua Li, Laura C Hanson, Kathryn L Wessell, Natalie Chong, Noha Sherif, Ila H Broyles, Jennifer Frank, M Alexis Kirk, Carol R Schwartz, Alan F Levitt, Franziska Rokoske
BACKGROUND: With increasing use of the Medicare hospice benefit, policymakers recognize the need for quality measurement to assure that terminally ill patients receive high quality care and have the information they need when selecting a hospice. Towards these goals, CMS has been collecting standardized patient-level quality data via the Hospice Item Set (HIS) since July 1, 2014. OBJECTIVES: This article presents a first look at the national hospice HIS quality data...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992737/asenapine-iloperidone-and-lurasidone-exposures-in-young-children-reported-to-u-s-poison-centers
#5
Gina Stassinos, Wendy Klein-Schwartz
CONTEXT: Asenapine, iloperidone and lurasidone are relatively new atypical antipsychotics. There is limited information on toxicity on pediatric exposures to these drugs. The objective of this study was to compare toxicity associated with asenapine, iloperidone and lurasidone exposures in young children. METHODS: A retrospective study of U.S. National Poison Data System from 2010 to 2015 of single substance exposures to asenapine, iloperidone or lurasidone in children <6 years of age that were followed to known outcome was performed...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987397/duration-of-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-as-a-quality-metric-for-pediatric-cardiac-surgical-programs
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Michael Gaies, David K Werho, Wenying Zhang, Janet E Donohue, Sarah Tabbutt, Nancy S Ghanayem, Mark A Scheurer, John M Costello, J William Gaynor, Sara K Pasquali, Justin B Dimick, Mousumi Banerjee, Steven M Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Few metrics exist to assess quality of care at pediatric cardiac surgical programs, limiting opportunities for benchmarking and quality improvement. Postoperative duration of mechanical ventilation (POMV) may be an important quality metric because of its association with complications and resource utilization. In this study we modelled case-mix-adjusted POMV duration and explored hospital performance across POMV metrics. METHODS: This study used the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry to analyze 4,739 hospitalizations from 15 hospitals (October 2013 to August 2015)...
October 4, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957341/efficacy-and-safety-of-sequential-versus-quadruple-therapy-as-second-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Daniela Munteanu, Ohad Etzion, Gil Ben-Yakov, Daniel Halperin, Leslie Eidelman, Doron Schwartz, Victor Novack, Naim Abufreha, Pavel Krugliak, Alexander Rozenthal, Nava Gaspar, Alexander Moshkalo, Vitaly Dizingof, Alexander Fich
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Quadruple therapy is recommended as second-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori eradication failure. However, high cost, multiple side effects, and low adherence rates are major drawbacks to its routine use. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of sequential versus quadruple regimens as second line treatment for persistent Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, open label trial was conducted at a large academic, tertiary care center in Israel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954922/incorporating-stroke-severity-into-hospital-measures-of-30-day-mortality-after-ischemic-stroke-hospitalization
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Jennifer Schwartz, Yongfei Wang, Li Qin, Lee H Schwamm, Gregg C Fonarow, Nicole Cormier, Karen Dorsey, Robert L McNamara, Lisa G Suter, Harlan M Krumholz, Susannah M Bernheim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publicly reports a hospital-level stroke mortality measure that lacks stroke severity risk adjustment. Our objective was to describe novel measures of stroke mortality suitable for public reporting that incorporate stroke severity into risk adjustment. METHODS: We linked data from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke registry with Medicare fee-for-service claims data to develop the measures...
September 27, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931251/managing-arterial-injury-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Alicia Del Carmen Becerra Romero, Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Evan D Bander, Yves Pierre Gobin, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The most feared complications following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery are arterial vascular injuries. Previously published literature is restricted to internal carotid artery injuries. The ideal method for controlling arterial bleeding during this kind of procedure is debated, and a variety of techniques have been advocated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management and outcome following intraoperative arterial injury during endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921709/kidney-allograft-failure-in-the-steroid-free-immunosuppression-era-a-matched-case-control-study
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Mohamad M Alkadi, Jim Kim, Meredith J Aull, Joseph E Schwartz, John R Lee, Anthony Watkins, Jun B Lee, Darshana M Dadhania, Surya V Seshan, David Serur, Sandip Kapur, Manikkam Suthanthiran, Choli Hartono, Thangamani Muthukumar
We studied the causes and predictors of death-censored kidney allograft failure among 1670 kidney recipients transplanted at our center in the corticosteroid-free maintenance immunosuppression era. As of January 1, 2012, we identified 137 recipients with allograft failure; 130 of them (cases) were matched 1-1 for recipient age, calendar year of transplant and donor type with 130 recipients with functioning grafts (controls). Median time to allograft failure was 29 months (interquartile range 18-51). Physician validated and biopsy confirmed categories of allograft failure were: acute rejection (21%), glomerular disease (19%), transplant glomerulopathy (13%), interstitial fibrosis tubular atrophy (10%), and polyomavirus-associated nephropathy (7%)...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913914/new-onset-of-asthma-and-job-status-change-among-world-trade-center-responders-and-workers
#11
Hyun Kim, Sherry Baron, Navneet K Baidwan, Adam Schwartz, Jacqueline Moline
BACKGROUND: Despite the high rates, the consequences of new onset asthma among the World Trade Center (WTC) responders in terms of the change in job status have not been studied. METHODS: This study consists of a cohort of 8132 WTC responders out of the total 25 787 responders who held a full-time job at the baseline visit, and participated in at least one follow-up visit. RESULTS: Overall, 34% of the study cohort changed their job status from full-time at a follow-up visit...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905949/electronic-and-molecular-structure-relations-in-diiron-compounds-mimicking-the-fefe-hydrogenase-active-site-studied-by-x-ray-spectroscopy-and-quantum-chemistry
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Ramona Kositzki, Stefan Mebs, Nils Schuth, Nils Leidel, Lennart Schwartz, Michael Karnahl, Florian Wittkamp, Daniel Daunke, Andreas Grohmann, Ulf-Peter Apfel, Frédéric Gloaguen, Sascha Ott, Michael Haumann
Synthetic diiron compounds of the general formula Fe2(μ-S2R)(CO)n(L)6-n (R = alkyl or aromatic groups; L = CN(-) or phosphines) are versatile models for the active-site cofactor of hydrogen turnover in [FeFe]-hydrogenases. A series of 18 diiron compounds, containing mostly a dithiolate bridge and terminal ligands of increasing complexity, was characterized by X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy in combination with density functional theory. Fe K-edge absorption and Kβ main-line emission spectra revealed the varying geometry and the low-spin state of the Fe(i) centers...
September 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880982/association-between-eyelid-laxity-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Timothy P Fox, Jeffrey A Schwartz, Aimee C Chang, Fatemeh P Parvin-Nejad, Cindi K Yim, Steven H Feinsilver, Albert Y Wu
Importance: While much has been reported on the relationship between floppy eyelid syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the diagnostic criteria of floppy eyelid syndrome are often subjective and vague. Objective: To evaluate the association between OSA and quantitative markers of eyelid laxity or secondary ocular surface disease in a sleep clinic population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a cross-sectional observational study at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865068/expert-protocol-teams-enhance-patient-centered-cardiac-testing-and-care
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R G Schwartz, L Sculli, L Reinhardt, J Lacagnina, J Scheg, M L Mackin
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September 1, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862548/reoperation-for-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-report-on-an-endonasal-endoscopic-series-with-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-literature
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João Paulo Almeida, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Buqing Liang, Sacit B Omay, Sathwik R Shetty, Yu-Ning Chen, Vijay K Anand, Kartikey Grover, Paul Christos, Theodore H Schwartz
OBJECTIVE Surgery is generally the first-line therapy for acromegaly. For patients with residual or recurrent tumors, several treatment options exist, including repeat surgery, medical therapy, and radiation. Reoperation for recurrent acromegaly has been associated with poor results, with hormonal control usually achieved in fewer than 50% of cases. Extended endonasal endoscopic approaches (EEAs) may potentially improve the results of reoperation for acromegaly by providing increased visibility and maneuverability in parasellar areas...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820301/translabyrinthine-microsurgical-resection-of-small-vestibular-schwannomas
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Marc S Schwartz, Gregory P Lekovic, Mia E Miller, William H Slattery, Eric P Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE Translabyrinthine resection is one of a number of treatment options available to patients with vestibular schwannomas. Though this procedure is hearing destructive, the authors have noted excellent clinical outcomes for patients with small tumors. The authors review their experience at a tertiary acoustic neuroma referral center in using the translabyrinthine approach to resect small vestibular schwannomas. All operations were performed by a surgical team consisting of a single neurosurgeon and 1 of 7 neurotologists...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818225/patient-centered-outcomes-of-a-dual-action-pneumatic-compression-device-in-comparison-to-compression-stockings-for-patients-with-chronic-venous-disease
#17
Fedor Lurie, Marc Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: The ACTitouch (AT) device (Tactile Medical, Minneapolis, Minn) represents a new generation of pneumatic compression devices by combining sustained compression with intermittent pneumatic compression. The sustained compression mode provides automatic pressure adjustment every 30 minutes, ensuring pressure consistency regardless of leg volume changes and environmental influences. Designed for mobile patients, this device has not been studied in comparison to standard compression stockings (CS)...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807061/the-incidence-of-hyperthermia-during-cochlear-implant-surgery-in-children
#18
A Schwartz, D Kaplan, V Rosenzweig, M Klein, B F Gruenbaum, S E Gruenbaum, M Boyko, A Zlotnik, E Brotfain
BACKGROUND: Inadvertent hyperthermia during anaesthesia is a rare but life-threatening complication. We have encountered several cases of severe hyperthermia in paediatric patients undergoing anaesthesia for cochlear implantation. METHODS: This study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of children who developed hyperthermia while undergoing cochlear implantation, and to explore possible mechanisms and predisposing factors. The anaesthetic charts of all patients aged under 18 years who underwent cochlear implantation, or mastoid or ophthalmic surgery, between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2009, at Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel, were reviewed...
October 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800546/mr-based-respiratory-and-cardiac-motion-correction-for-pet-imaging
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Thomas Küstner, Martin Schwartz, Petros Martirosian, Sergios Gatidis, Ferdinand Seith, Christopher Gilliam, Thierry Blu, Hadi Fayad, Dimitris Visvikis, F Schick, B Yang, H Schmidt, N F Schwenzer
PURPOSE: To develop a motion correction for Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) using simultaneously acquired magnetic-resonance (MR) images within 90 s. METHODS: A 90 s MR acquisition allows the generation of a cardiac and respiratory motion model of the body trunk. Thereafter, further diagnostic MR sequences can be recorded during the PET examination without any limitation. To provide full PET scan time coverage, a sensor fusion approach maps external motion signals (respiratory belt, ECG-derived respiration signal) to a complete surrogate signal on which the retrospective data binning is performed...
August 3, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762253/intraocular-robotic-interventional-surgical-system-iriss-mechanical-design-evaluation-and-master-slave-manipulation
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Jason T Wilson, Matthew J Gerber, Stephen W Prince, Cheng-Wei Chen, Steven D Schwartz, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Tsu-Chin Tsao
BACKGROUND: Since the advent of robotic-assisted surgery, the value of using robotic systems to assist in surgical procedures has been repeatedly demonstrated. However, existing technologies are unable to perform complete, multi-step procedures from start to finish. Many intraocular surgical steps continue to be manually performed. METHODS: An intraocular robotic interventional surgical system (IRISS) capable of performing various intraocular surgical procedures was designed, fabricated, and evaluated...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
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