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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326356/effect-of-four-monthly-doses-of-a-human-monoclonal-anti-fgf23-antibody-krn23-on-quality-of-life-in-x-linked-hypophosphatemia
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Mary D Ruppe, Xiaoping Zhang, Erik A Imel, Thomas J Weber, Mark A Klausner, Takahiro Ito, Maria Vergeire, Jeffrey S Humphrey, Francis H Glorieux, Anthony A Portale, Karl Insogna, Munro Peacock, Thomas O Carpenter
X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is characterized by lower extremity deformities that lead to bone and/or joint pain that result from decreased renal tubular reabsorption leading to hypophosphatemia caused by elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23). OBJECTIVE: Validate the use of SF-36v2 Health Survey (SF-36v2) and the Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) to measure previously unstudied health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in XLH patients and determine the change in HRQoL before and after treatment with KRN23, a human monoclonal anti-FGF23 antibody...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325112/potential-of-personal-health-record-portals-in-the-care-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injuries-and-disorders-provider-perspectives
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Jennifer N Hill, Bridget M Smith, Frances M Weaver, Kim M Nazi, Florian P Thomas, Barry Goldstein, Timothy P Hogan
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Although personal health record (PHR) portals are designed for patients, healthcare providers are a key influence in how patients use their features and realize benefits from them. A few studies have examined provider attitudes toward PHR portals, but none have focused on those who care for individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). We characterize SCI/D provider perspectives of PHR portals, including perceived advantages and disadvantages of PHR portal use in SCI/D care...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321302/impact-of-health-portal-enrolment-with-email-reminders-at-an-academic-rheumatology-clinic
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Arielle Mendel, Shirley Chow
Missed appointments reduce the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare delivery. 'No-Shows' (NS) have been identified as a problem within the rheumatology clinic at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, Ontario. NS were studied through a prospective chart review and telephone interviews. Over 6 months, 110 NS took place (rate 2.5-6.8%). From interviews, 85% of NS were attributed to forgetting, being unaware of the appointment, having the wrong date, or another miscommunication. Fifty-seven percent of patients were interested in an appointment reminder, including electronic reminders (46%)...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315648/morphologic-and-doppler-findings-from-hepatic-ultrasonography-of-normal-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis
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Kyo Won Lee, Chan Woo Cho, Ji Eun Lee, Hyojun Park, Gyu-Seong Choi, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Jae Berm Park, Sungjoo Kim
The present study evaluated the anatomic and ultrasonographic features of the liver in normal cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). Healthy, male, cynomolgus monkeys from Cambodia (n = 25; mean age, 58.1 mo) were sedated with ketamine (7 mg/kg) and examined by using 2D and Doppler ultrasonography. We measured the diameters of the vascular structures and bile duct, determined the velocities of the hepatic artery and portal vein, and calculated the resistance index of the hepatic artery. Vessel diameters were: proper hepatic artery, 1...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303255/active-use-of-electronic-health-records-ehrs-and-personal-health-records-phrs-for-epidemiologic-research-sample-representativeness-and-nonresponse-bias-in-a-study-of-women-during-pregnancy
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Julie K Bower, Claire E Bollinger, Randi E Foraker, Darryl B Hood, Abigail B Shoben, Albert M Lai
INTRODUCTION: With the growing use of electronic medical records, electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs) for health care delivery, new opportunities have arisen for population health researchers. Our objective was to characterize PHR users and examine sample representativeness and nonresponse bias in a study of pregnant women recruited via the PHR. DESIGN: Demographic characteristics were examined for PHR users and nonusers. Enrolled study participants (responders, n=187) were then compared with nonresponders and a representative sample of the target population...
2017: EGEMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302116/portals-design-of-an-innovative-approach-to-anticoagulation-management-through-ehealth
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E P W A Talboom-Kamp, N A Verdijk, I J S H Talboom, L M Harmans, M E Numans, N H Chavannes
BACKGROUND: For the monitoring of International Normalized Ratio (INR) values, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and atrial fibrillation (AF) patients can visit anticoagulation clinics, laboratories, or physicians for venous puncture. Point-of-care testing (POCT) made it possible for patients to monitor INR themselves (self-monitoring) and even self-adjust their medication dosage (self-dosage). Both skills are accepted as forms of self-management. eHealth applications can improve this self-management, resulting in better clinical outcomes...
March 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300784/the-molecular-basis-of-toxins-interactions-with-intracellular-signaling-via-discrete-portals
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REVIEW
Adi Lahiani, Ephraim Yavin, Philip Lazarovici
An understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which microbial, plant or animal-secreted toxins exert their action provides the most important element for assessment of human health risks and opens new insights into therapies addressing a plethora of pathologies, ranging from neurological disorders to cancer, using toxinomimetic agents. Recently, molecular and cellular biology dissecting tools have provided a wealth of information on the action of these diverse toxins, yet, an integrated framework to explain their selective toxicity is still lacking...
March 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293685/healthcare-team-perceptions-of-a-portal-for-parents-of-hospitalized-children-before-and-after-implementation
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Michelle M Kelly, Shannon M Dean, Pascale Carayon, Tosha B Wetterneck, Peter L T Hoonakker
BACKGROUND: Patient electronic health record (EHR) portals can enhance patient and family engagement by providing information and a way to communicate with their healthcare team (HCT). However, portal implementation has been limited to ambulatory settings and met with resistance from HCTs. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated HCT perceptions before and 6-months after implementation of an inpatient EHR portal application on a tablet computer given to parents of hospitalized children...
March 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293621/development-of-the-physical-activity-and-your-nutrition-for-cancer-pync-smartphone-app-for-preventing-breast-cancer-in-women
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Steven S Coughlin, Gina M Besenyi, Deborah Bowen, Gianluca De Leo
BACKGROUND: In the U.S., breast cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women than any site other than lung cancer. Based upon attributable risks, about 30-35% of breast cancers could potentially be prevented by addressing obesity, physical inactivity, increased alcohol consumption, and carcinogenic exposures such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). We need methods of reducing women's risks of this disease that are attractive and easy to use, widely accessible to diverse women, and able to be easily amended to account for new research...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286016/fluconazole-prophylaxis-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Juliana Ferreira da Silva Rios, Paulo Augusto Moreira Camargos, Luísa Petri Corrêa, Roberta Maia de Castro Romanelli
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to review the use of antifungal prophylaxis with intravenous fluconazole in premature newborns and the occurrence of Invasive Candidiasis. METHODS: This is a systematic review with search at databases: PubMed, Capes Portal, Virtual Health Library (BVS - Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde)/Lilacs, Scopus and Cochrane. The keywords used were: "Antifungal", "Candida" "Fluconazole prophylaxis" and "Preterm infants". RESULTS: Invasive Candidiasis was evaluated in all the twelve items...
March 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284750/persistent-nasal-carriers-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Ming-Li Liou, Kuan-Hsueh Chen, Hui-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Lai, Chang-Hua Chen
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii and Staphylococcus aureus have persisted as 2 major pathogens worldwide. AIM: We designed a prevalence study to investigate the prevalence of nasal carriage of S aureus and A baumannii in long-term-care facilities (LCTFs) and their collaborative community hospitals. In addition, we aimed to clarify persistent or nonpersistent carriage of the 2 organisms among residents of LTCFs. METHODS: We performed a prevalence study concerning nasal carriers of A baumannii and S aureus in 3 LTCFs and 1 collaborative community hospital...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281295/management-of-people-with-intermediate-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Davide Roccarina, Avik Majumdar, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: There is significant uncertainty in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma which is defined by the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) as hepatocellular carcinoma stage B with large, multi-nodular, Child-Pugh status A to B, performance status 0 to 2, and without vascular occlusion or extrahepatic disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different interventions used in the treatment of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (BCLC stage B) through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279522/home-blood-pressure-telemonitoring-rationale-for-use-required-elements-and-barriers-to-implementation-in-canada
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REVIEW
Peter W Wood, Pierre Boulanger, Raj S Padwal
Contemporary hypertension guidelines strongly endorse the use of home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for hypertension diagnosis and management. However, barriers exist that prevent optimal use of home BP measurements. Patients might not follow the recommended home BP measurement protocol, might not take the required number of readings, and/or might report only selected readings to their providers. Providers might not calculate the mean (used for clinical decision-making) and/or incorporate home BP measurements into the medical record...
January 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279517/recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-asbestos-related-pleural-and-pulmonary-disease
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Carmen Diego Roza, M Jesús Cruz Carmona, Ramón Fernández Álvarez, Jaume Ferrer Sancho, Belén Marín Martínez, Cristina Martínez González, José Antonio Rodríguez Portal, Fernando Romero Valero, Victoria Villena Garrido
Asbestos is the term used for a set of mineral silicates that tend to break up into fibers. Its use has been associated with numerous diseases affecting the lung and pleura in particular, all of which are characterized by their long period of latency. Asbestos, moreover, has been recognized by the WHO as a Group IA carcinogen since 1987 and its use was banned in Spain in 2002. The publication in 2013 of the 3rd edition of the specific asbestos health monitoring protocol, together with the development of new diagnostic techniques, prompted the SEPAR EROM group to sponsor publication of guidelines, which review the clinical, radiological and functional aspects of the different asbestos-related diseases...
March 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278559/online-support-groups-for-women-with-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Eilis McCaughan, Kader Parahoo, Irene Hueter, Laurel Northouse, Ian Bradbury
BACKGROUND: Survival rates for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer continue to improve. However, some women may experience physical, psychological and emotional effects post diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. Support groups can provide opportunities for people to share their experiences and learn from others. As the number of online support groups increases, more and more women with breast cancer will likely access them. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of online support groups on the emotional distress, uncertainty, anxiety, depression and quality of life (QoL) of women with breast cancer...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273037/status-report-identifying-equity-focussed-interventions-to-promote-healthy-weights
#16
C James Frankish, Brenda Kwan, Diane E Gray, Andrea Simpson, Nina Jetha
INTRODUCTION: We developed screening criteria to identify population health interventions with an equity focus for inclusion on the Public Health Agency of Canada's Canadian Best Practices Portal. We applied them to the area of "healthy weights," specifically, obesity prevention. METHODS: We conducted a review of the literature and obtained input from expert external reviewers on changes to midstream environments. Interventions had to identify outcomes for groups with an underlying social disadvantage...
March 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271462/a-qualitative-study-of-the-barriers-and-opportunities-for-adoption-of-web-portals-for-doctors-and-patients-in-russia
#17
Georgy Kopanitsa
The use of Web portals has several benefits. They have been proven to enhance communication between patients and health care professionals, allow patients to play a more active role in their own treatment and self-management, increase self-efficiency. Doctors can access patients' medical data and give recommendations to the patients. Some evidence of positive outcomes has been reported including improved clinical indicators and reduced health service use, as well as enhanced feelings of security and increased satisfaction with health and social care services...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271149/-central-information-portal-on-rare-diseases-implementation-of-quality-and-needs-oriented-information-management
#18
Svenja Litzkendorf, Frédéric Pauer, Jan Zeidler, Jens Göbel, Holger Storf, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
BACKGROUND: A central information portal on rare diseases (ZIPSE) has been conceptualized and implemented that allows patients, relatives and health care professionals to access quality-assured information. For this purpose, quality criteria have been developed specifically for rare diseases. At the same time, the information basis should take into account the specific needs of those interested. OBJECTIVES: The needs of patients and relatives regarding online-based information are analyzed...
March 7, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268150/-global-analysis-of-the-readability-of-the-informed-consent-forms-used-in-public-hospitals-of-spain
#19
M I Mariscal-Crespo, M V Coronado-Vázquez, M V Ramirez-Durán
PURPOSE: To analyse the readability of informed consent forms (ICF) used in Public Hospitals throughout Spain, with the aim of checking their function of providing comprehensive information to people who are making any health decision no matter where they are in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive study was performed on a total of 11,339 ICF received from all over Spanish territory, of which 1617 ICF were collected from 4 web pages of Health Portal and the rest (9722) were received through email and/or telephone contact from March 2012 to February 2013...
March 3, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267590/unsupervised-ensemble-ranking-of-terms-in-electronic-health-record-notes-based-on-their-importance-to-patients
#20
Jinying Chen, Hong Yu
BACKGROUND: Allowing patients to access their own electronic health record (EHR) notes through online patient portals has the potential to improve patient-centered care. However, EHR notes contain abundant medical jargon that can be difficult for patients to comprehend. One way to help patients is to reduce information overload and help them focus on medical terms that matter most to them. Targeted education can then be developed to improve patient EHR comprehension and the quality of care...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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