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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453758/training-programs-on-endoscopic-scoring-systems-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-lead-to-a-significant-increase-in-interobserver-agreement-among-community-gastroenterologists
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Marco Daperno, Michele Comberlato, Fabrizio Bossa, Alessandro Armuzzi, Livia Biancone, Andrea G Bonanomi, Rocco Cosintino, Giovanni Lombardi, Roberto Mangiarotti, Alfredo Papa, Roberta Pica, Luca Grassano, Guido Pagana, Renata D'Incà, Ambrogio Orlando, Fernando Rizzello
Background and Aims: Endoscopic outcomes are increasingly used in clinical trials and in routine practice for inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] in order to reach more objective patient evaluations than possible using only clinical features. However, reproducibility of endoscopic scoring systems used to categorize endoscopic activity has been reported to be suboptimal. The aim of this study was to analyse the inter-rated agreement of non-dedicated gastroenterologists on IBD endoscopic scoring systems, and to explore the effects of a dedicated training programme on agreement...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453751/the-neurologic-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-nano-scale-a-tool-to-assess-neurologic-function-for-integration-into-the-response-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-rano-criteria
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Lakshmi Nayak, Lisa M DeAngelis, Alba A Brandes, David M Peereboom, Evanthia Galanis, Nancy U Lin, Riccardo Soffietti, David R Macdonald, Marc Chamberlain, James Perry, Kurt Jaeckle, Minesh Mehta, Roger Stupp, Alona Muzikansky, Elena Pentsova, Timothy Cloughesy, Fabio M Iwamoto, Joerg-Christian Tonn, Michael A Vogelbaum, Patrick Y Wen, Martin J van den Bent, David A Reardon
Background.: The Macdonald criteria and the Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria define radiologic parameters to classify therapeutic outcome among patients with malignant glioma and specify that clinical status must be incorporated and prioritized for overall assessment. But neither provides specific parameters to do so. We hypothesized that a standardized metric to measure neurologic function will permit more effective overall response assessment in neuro-oncology. Methods...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448669/prevalence-of-undiagnosed-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-primary-eye-care
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David C Neely, Kevin J Bray, Carrie E Huisingh, Mark E Clark, Gerald McGwin, Cynthia Owsley
Importance: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision impairment in older adults in the United States, yet little is known about whether AMD is appropriately diagnosed in primary eye care. Objectives: To examine the prevalence of eyes with AMD in patients seen in primary eye care clinics who purportedly have normal macular health per their medical record and the association of AMD with patient and physician characteristics...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447213/discordance-between-physician-and-patient-reported-disease-severity-in-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-us-cross-sectional-survey
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Wenhui Wei, Peter Anderson, Abhijit Gadkari, Stuart Blackburn, Rachel Moon, James Piercy, Shashank Shinde, Jorge Gomez, Eric Ghorayeb
BACKGROUND: There is limited understanding of severity rating of atopic dermatitis in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the agreement between physician- and patient-rated severity of atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Data were collected from the 2014 Adelphi US Atopic Dermatitis Disease Specific Programme, a cross-sectional survey of physicians and their patients with a history of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis; patients voluntarily completed a questionnaire...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440855/accuracy-of-current-diagnostic-criteria-for-acute-bacterial-infection-in-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department
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Jeffrey M Caterino, Robert Leininger, David M Kline, Lauren T Southerland, Salman Khaliqdina, Christopher W Baugh, Daniel J Pallin, Kurt B Stevenson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of the Loeb criteria, emergency department (ED) physicians' diagnoses, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for acute bacterial infection in older adults with a criterion standard expert review. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Urban, tertiary-care ED. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older in the ED, excluding those who were incarcerated, underwent a trauma, did not speak English, or were unable to consent...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440840/professionals-perceptions-of-factors-affecting-implementation-and-continuation-of-a-physical-activity-promotion-programme-in-rehabilitation-a-qualitative-study
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Femke Hoekstra, Florentina J Hettinga, Marjolein den Breejen, Marjo Duijf, Lucas H V van der Woude, Rienk Dekker, Cees P van der Schans
OBJECTIVE: To describe professionals' perceptions of factors that facilitate or hamper the implementation and continuation of a physical activity promotion programme in rehabilitation. DESIGN: This study used a qualitative design. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews (n = 22) were conducted with rehabilitation professionals (n = 28) involved in the implementation of a physical activity promotion programme. Two additional interviews were conducted with the programme coordinators (n = 2)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437573/using-internal-and-external-reviewers-can-help-to-optimise-neonatal-mortality-and-morbidity-conferences
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Michael-Andrew Assaad, Annie Janvier, Anie Lapointe
AIM: This study determined if there was a difference in the conclusions reached by paediatricians in morbidity and mortality conferences based on their level of involvement in a case. METHODS: All neonatal deaths occurring between August 2014 and September 2015 at Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, were reviewed by internal physicians involved in the case and external physicians who were not. The reviewers were asked to identify positive and negative clinical practice items and provide written recommendations...
April 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431428/computational-and-in-vitro-experimental-investigation-of-intrathecal-drug-distribution-parametric-study-of-the-effect-of-injection-volume-cerebrospinal-fluid-pulsatility-and-drug-uptake
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Kevin M Tangen, Roxanne Leval, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas A Linninger
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal drug delivery is an attractive option to circumvent the blood-brain barrier for pain management through its increased efficacy of pain relief, reduction in adverse side effects, and cost-effectiveness. Unfortunately, there are limited guidelines for physicians to choose infusion or drug pump settings to administer therapeutic doses to specific regions of the spine or the brain. Although empiric trialing of intrathecal drugs is critical to determine the sustained side effects, currently there is no inexpensive in vitro method to guide the selection of spinal drug delivery parameters...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431157/agreement-between-renal-prescribing-references-and-determination-of-prescribing-appropriateness-in-hospitalised-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Michelle O'Shaughnessy, Niamh Allen, John O'Regan, Edwina Payne-Danson, Lise Mentre, Dawn Davin, Peter Lavin, Tamasine Grimes
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor for adverse drug events. The clinical significance of discordance between renal prescribing references is unknown. Aim: We determined the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in CKD, measured agreement between two prescribing references, and assessed potential for harm consequent to PIP. Design: Single-centre observational study. Methods: A random sample of hospitalised patients with CKD were grouped according to baseline CKD stage (3, 4, or 5)...
April 18, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428130/development-and-validation-of-an-algorithm-to-accurately-identify-atopic-eczema-patients-in-primary-care-electronic-health-records-from-the-uk
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K Abuabara, A M Magyari, O Hoffstad, Z K Jabbar-Lopez, L Smeeth, H C Williams, J M Gelfand, D J Margolis, S M Langan
Electronic health records hold great promise for clinical and epidemiologic research. Undertaking atopic eczema (AE) research using such data is challenging due to its episodic and heterogeneous nature. We sought to develop and validate a diagnostic algorithm that identifies AE cases based on codes used for electronic records used in the UK Health Improvement Network (THIN). We found that at least one of 5 diagnosis codes plus two treatment codes for any skin-directed therapy were likely to accurately identify patients with AE...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416363/-adequacy-of-treatment-for-osteoporosis-in-primary-prevention-quantitative-and-qualitative-study
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Cristina Vedia Urgell, Mireia Massot Mesquida, Roser Valles Fernandez, Juan Antonio Garcia Vicente, Alicia Franzi Siso, Laura Muñoz Ortiz, Laia Vilaró Jaques, Maite Bosch Peligero
OBJECTIVE: Quantitative study: To assess the prevalence of inadequacy of treatment for osteoporosis in primary prevention (OPP) in women aged 60-74years. Qualitative study: To evaluate the diagnostic and treatment criteria of the OPP and it's variability in primary care physicians (PC) and specialists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Quantitative study: observational, cross-sectional and retrospective study. POPULATION: women aged 60-74years with active treatment for OPP (n=424) in May 2012...
April 14, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414799/comprehensive-evaluation-of-ten-deformable-image-registration-algorithms-for-contour-propagation-between-ct-and-cone-beam-ct-images-in-adaptive-head-neck-radiotherapy
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Xin Li, Yuyu Zhang, Yinghua Shi, Shuyu Wu, Yang Xiao, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
Deformable image registration (DIR) is a critical technic in adaptive radiotherapy (ART) for propagating contours between planning computerized tomography (CT) images and treatment CT/cone-beam CT (CBCT) images to account for organ deformation for treatment re-planning. To validate the ability and accuracy of DIR algorithms in organ at risk (OAR) contour mapping, ten intensity-based DIR strategies, which were classified into four categories-optical flow-based, demons-based, level-set-based and spline-based-were tested on planning CT and fractional CBCT images acquired from twenty-one head & neck (H&N) cancer patients who underwent 6~7-week intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411013/physician-reported-factors-that-encourage-collaboration-with-community-pharmacists
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Nicole C Pezzino, Macary Weck Marciniak, Megan G Smith, Stefanie P Ferreri
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors that encourage physicians to establish collaborative practice agreements with community pharmacists. METHODS: A 20-item cross-sectional survey was mailed to a random sample of 1000 family medicine physicians practicing in North Carolina. Two weeks after the initial mailing, a reminder was sent to physicians. Physicians were entered into a drawing to receive a gift card as an incentive for survey completion. The questionnaire collected demographic information, factors important to physicians for collaboration with a community pharmacist, and physician perceptions of pharmacist qualifications...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408110/evaluation-of-the-activity-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-clinical-practice-agreement-between-self-rated%C3%A2-clinimetric%C3%A2-evaluation-and-clinical-evaluation-with-activity-indexes-das28-cdai-and-sdai
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Gabriel Horta-Baas, Arturo Pérez Bolde-Hernández, María Fernanda Hernández-Cabrera, Imelda Vergara-Sánchez, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: To achieve control of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) it is necessary to be able to evaluate its activity. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommends for this purpose indexes of activity that can be performed by the patient (PAS-II and RAPID-3) and IA including medical evaluation with laboratory studies (DAS28 and SDAI) or without them (CDAI). The objective was to analyze the concordance between self-rated clinimetric evaluation and clinimetric evaluation performed by the physician...
April 10, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405224/level-of-patient-physician-agreement-in-assessment-of-change-following-conservative-rehabilitation-for-shoulder-pain
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Stephanie D Moore-Reed, W Ben Kibler, Heather Bush, Tim L Uhl
BACKGROUND: Assessment of health-related status has been shown to vary between patients and physicians, although the degree of patient-physician discordance in the assessment of the change in status is unknown. METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with shoulder dysfunction underwent a standardized physician examination and completed several self-reported questionnaires. All patients were prescribed the same physical therapy intervention. Six weeks later, the patients returned to the physician, when self-report questionnaires were re-assessed and the Global Rating of Change (GROC) was completed by the patient...
April 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404929/hematology-oncology-practice-in-the-asia-pacific-aphcon-survey-results-from-the-6th-international-hematologic-malignancies-conference-bridging-the-gap-2015-beijing-china
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Xiao Jun Huang, Kaiyan Liu, David Ritchie, Borje Andersson, Jin Lu, Jian Hou, Adolfo de la Fuente Burguera, JianXiang Wang, Allen Yeoh, Chenhua Yan, Daobin Zhou, Daryl Tan, Dong Wook Kim, Depei Wu, Elizabeth Shpall, Stephen Kornblau, Sattava Neelapu, Suradej Hongeng, Jianyong Li, Jiong Hu, Lian Sheng Zhang, Michael Wang, Pankaj Malhotra, Qian Jiang, Yazhen Qin, Raymond Wong, Richard Champlin, Frederick Hagemeister, Jason Westin, Swaminathan Iyer, Vikram Mathews, Yu Wang, Yu Hu, Zhijian Xiao, Zonghong Shao, Robert Z Orlowski, Chor Sang Chim, Stephen Mulligan, Miguel Sanz, Keiya Ozawa, Simrit Parmar, Surapol Issaragrisil
This report serves as a snapshot of the state-of-knowledge in the Asia Pacific (APAC) Hematology Oncology community, and establishes a baseline for longitudinal investigations to follow changes in best practices over time. The objective of this study was to understand the approach to hematologic diseases, common standards of care and best practices, issues that remain controversial or debated, and educational or resource gaps that warrant attention. We used mobile application to disseminate and distribute questionnaires to delegates during the 6th international hematologic malignancies conference hosted by the APAC Hematology Consortium at Beijing, China...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403889/muscle-mri-at-the-time-of-questionable-disease-flares-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis-jdm
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Rabheh Abdul-Aziz, Chack-Yung Yu, Brent Adler, Sharon Bout-Tabaku, Katherine E Lintner, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Charles H Spencer
BACKGROUND: The course of JDM has improved substantially over the last 70 years with early and aggressive treatments. Yet it remains difficult to detect disease flares as symptoms may be mild; signs of rash and muscle weakness vary widely and are often equivocal; laboratory tests of muscle enzyme levels are often normal; electromyography and muscle biopsy are invasive. Alternative tools are needed to help decide if more aggressive treatment is needed. Our objective is to determine the effectiveness of muscle Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in detecting JDM flares, and how an MRI affects physician's decision-making regarding treatment...
April 12, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400254/community-pharmacist-delivered-medicare-annual-wellness-visits-within-a-family-medicine-practice
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Taylor A Evans, Patricia H Fabel, Bryan Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: To identify the steps to implement a community pharmacist into a family medicine practice to deliver Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs). SETTING: Medicine Mart Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated pharmacy that has served the West Columbia, South Carolina, area for over 30 years. The services offered by the pharmacy have expanded over the past 3 years through the addition of a community pharmacy resident. PRACTICE INNOVATION: A stepwise approach was developed for a community pharmacist to identify, market, and establish an AWV service through a collaborative practice agreement with a local family medicine practice...
April 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391609/hpv-testing-in-first-void-urine-provides-sensitivity-for-cin2-detection-comparable-to-a-physician-taken-smear-or-brush-based-self-sample-cross-sectional-data-from-a-triage-population
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Annemiek Leeman, Marta Del Pino, Anco Molijn, Agata Rodriguez, Aureli Torné, Maurits de Koning, Jaume Ordi, Folkert van Kemenade, David Jenkins, Wim Quint
OBJECTIVES: To compare sensitivity of high-risk HPV (hrHPV) and genotype detection in self-collected morning (U1) and later (U2) urine samples, brush-based self-samples (SS) and physician-taken smears (PTS) for detecting CIN2+ in a colposcopic referral population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional single centre study. SETTING: A colposcopy clinic in Spain. POPULATION: 113 women referred for colposcopy after an abnormal Pap-smear...
April 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391278/a-comparison-of-remote-and-bedside-assessment-of-the-national-institute-of-health-stroke-scale-in-acute-stroke-patients
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Andrey M Alasheev, Aleksey Y Andreev, Yuliya V Gonysheva, Maria N Lagutenko, Olga Y Lutskovich, Antonina V Mamonova, Elena V Prazdnichkova, Andrey A Belkin
INTRODUCTION: Telestroke videoconference for conducting the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is recommended when the facility of a direct bedside evaluation by a stroke specialist is not immediately available for hyperacute stroke assessment. However, some NIHSS-telestroke studies inherit systematic bias due to the subjective nature of NIHSS administration. We aimed to evaluate NIHSS telestroke assessment, while implementing measures to minimize subjectivity bias. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety stroke patients within 48 h of onset were assessed by 6 stroke neurologists grouped in 15 pairs...
April 8, 2017: European Neurology
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