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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346336/respiratory-syncytial-virus-seasonality-united-states-2014-2017
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Erica Billig Rose, Alexandra Wheatley, Gayle Langley, Susan Gerber, Amber Haynes
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in young children worldwide (1-3). In the United States, RSV infection results in >57,000 hospitalizations and 2 million outpatient visits each year among children aged <5 years (3). Recent studies have highlighted the importance of RSV in adults as well as children (4). CDC reported RSV seasonality nationally, by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regions* and for the state of Florida, using a new statistical method that analyzes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory detections reported to the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) (https://www...
January 19, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344700/dual-mobility-hip-arthroplasty-provides-better-outcomes-compared-to-hemiarthroplasty-for-displaced-femoral-neck-fractures-a-retrospective-comparative-clinical-study
#2
Yong Tae Kim, Je-Hyun Yoo, Min Ki Kim, Sanghyun Kim, Jihyo Hwang
PURPOSE: Total hip arthroplasty with a dual mobility cup (DMC) is a proposed alternative to the widely performed bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) for treating displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures (DFNF) in the elderly. However, the comparison between the two modalities has not been extensively conducted thus far. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with DFNF patients aged over 65 years who were treated either by BHA or DMC. After propensity matching each group comprised 84 patients (168 patients in total) and was analyzed using peri-operative and post-operative parameters...
January 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338761/is-total-femoral-replacement-for-non-oncologic-and-oncologic-indications-a-safe-procedure-in-limb-preservation-surgery-a-single-center-experience-of-22-cases
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Andreas Toepfer, Norbert Harrasser, Isabel Petzschner, Florian Pohlig, Ulrich Lenze, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Heinrich Mühlhofer, Christian Suren
BACKGROUND: Several surgical options for the reconstruction of massive bone defects have been described and include biologic methods with autografts and allografts, and the use of tumor endoprostheses (total femoral replacement, TFR). Several types of modular TFR are available, but nevertheless unpredictable outcomes and high complication rates have been described from most authors. The present study aims to compare results after TFR performed with modular total femur prosthesis MML (Fa...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327993/managing-a-biomedical-library-s-instruction-program-redefining-scope
#4
Holly Thompson
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) library instruction program provides training services to staff, clinicians, and researchers across NIH and several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating divisions. The audience, training needs, and training topics are diverse and constantly changing. The NIH library has developed several new services and class topics to meet the needs of its NIH and HHS communities. Context, strategies, and future directions for the NIH library instruction program are described...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326497/is-the-modified-harris-hip-score-valid-and-responsive-instrument-for-outcome-assessment-in-the-indian-population-with-pertrochanteric-fractures
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Karthik Vishwanathan, Keyur Akbari, Amit J Patel
Introduction: The original Harris hip score (HHS) does not contain ability to perform squatting and sitting cross legged as items in the questionnaire and hence a need was felt to modify the Harris hip score so that it could stay relevant in functional assessment of Indian patients in the rural setting. Validity, responsiveness and ceiling floor effect of the Harris hip score after internal fixation of pertrochanteric fracture has not been previously described. The objective of the study was to investigate construct validity, responsiveness and ceiling floor effects of the modified Harris hip score (mHHS)...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320138/medical-devices-radiology-devices-classification-of-the-absorbable-perirectal-spacer-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the absorbable perirectal spacer into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the absorbable perirectal spacer's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens...
January 5, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319946/medical-devices-hematology-and-pathology-devices-classification-of-a-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia-test-system-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) test system into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the CIN test system's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens...
January 3, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319945/medical-devices-general-and-plastic-surgery-devices-classification-of-the-irrigating-wound-retractor-device-final-order
#8
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the irrigating wound retractor device into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the irrigating wound retractor device's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens...
January 2, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319944/medical-devices-hematology-and-pathology-devices-classification-of-the-whole-slide-imaging-system-final-order
#9
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the whole slide imaging system into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the whole slide imaging system's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens...
January 2, 2018: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319942/medical-devices-obstetrical-and-gynecological-devices-classification-of-the-pressure-wedge-for-the-reduction-of-cesarean-delivery-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the pressure wedge for the reduction of cesarean delivery into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the pressure wedge for the reduction of cesarean delivery's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device...
December 27, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319941/medical-devices-radiology-devices-classification-of-the-rectal-balloon-for-prostate-immobilization-final-order
#11
(no author information available yet)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the rectal balloon for prostate immobilization into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the rectal balloon for prostate immobilization's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device...
December 27, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319940/medical-devices-neurological-devices-classification-of-the-external-vagal-nerve-stimulator-for-headache-final-order
#12
(no author information available yet)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the external vagal nerve stimulator for headache into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the external vagal nerve stimulator for headache's classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device...
December 27, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319939/medical-devices-neurological-devices-classification-of-the-computerized-behavioral-therapy-device-for-psychiatric-disorders-final-order
#13
(no author information available yet)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the computerized behavioral therapy device for psychiatric disorders into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the computerized behavioral therapy device for psychiatric disorders' classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device...
December 27, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319938/medical-devices-hematology-and-pathology-devices-classification-of-the-flow-cytometric-test-system-for-hematopoietic-neoplasms-final-order
#14
(no author information available yet)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the flow cytometric test system for hematopoietic neoplasms into class II (special controls). The special controls that apply to the device type are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the flow cytometric test system for hematopoietic neoplasms' classification. We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class II (special controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device...
December 27, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319937/medical-devices-clinical-chemistry-and-clinical-toxicology-devices-classification-of-the-reagents-for-molecular-diagnostic-instrument-test-systems-final-order
#15
(no author information available yet)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is classifying the reagents for molecular diagnostic instrument test systems into class I (general controls). We are taking this action because we have determined that classifying the device into class I (general controls) will provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. We believe this action will also enhance patients' access to beneficial innovative devices, in part by reducing regulatory burdens.
December 27, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311184/aafp-gives-guidance-for-hhs-strategic-plan-through-2022
#16
Sheri Porter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310649/multi-parametric-muscle-and-fat-correlation-of-computed-tomography-parameters-to-outcomes-in-a-total-hip-arthroplasty-population
#17
Michael A Heffler, Ryan Barlow, Yin Xi, Daichi Hayashi, Hayden Box, Michael Huo, Avneesh Chhabra
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional imaging is not currently used in planning Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). The aim of our study is to determine correlations between CT parameters and outcomes following THA. METHODS: A prospective registry of patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty was reviewed for patients who: (1) underwent THA, (2) had a CT between 1 year before and 6 months after surgery, and (3) completed perioperative WOMAC and Harris Hip Score (HHS) questionnaires...
January 8, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307032/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-a-patient-reported-hip-outcome-score
#18
Horia Haragus, Radu Prejbeanu, Dan V Poenaru, Bogdan Deleanu, Bogdan Timar, Dinu Vermesan
PURPOSE: We aimed to perform psychometric testing for the translated Oxford Hip Score (OHS) for use as a recommended tool to measure treatment outcomes. METHODS: The original English questionnaire was translated and culturally validated using the instrument developer's guidelines and the ISPOR principles of good practice. One hundred patients completed the form together with the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and EQ-5D-5 L. Fifty patients repeated the form after two days...
January 6, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305848/life-starts-at-home-bathing-exertion-and-participation-for-people-with-mobility-impairment
#19
Lillie Greiman, S Parker Fleming, Bryce Ward, Andrew Myers, Craig Ravesloot
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the relationship between perceived exertion while bathing/dressing/grooming and associations with social -recreational activities outside the home for individuals with mobility impairment (MI). DESIGN: We use a two-study approach examining data from the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and primary data from the Health and Home Survey (HHS). We explore the relationship between bathing/dressing/grooming and engagement in social-recreational activities and the role that exertion in the bathroom may play in participation in these activities...
January 3, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302131/climate-smart-agriculture-farm-household-typologies-and-food-security-an-ex-ante-assessment-from-eastern-india
#20
Santiago Lopez-Ridaura, Romain Frelat, Mark T van Wijk, Diego Valbuena, Timothy J Krupnik, M L Jat
One of the great challenges in agricultural development and sustainable intensification is the assurance of social equity in food security oriented interventions. Development practitioners, researchers, and policy makers alike could benefit from prior insight into what interventions or environmental shocks might differentially affect farmers' food security status, in order to move towards more informed and equitable development. We examined the food security status and livelihood activities of 269 smallholder farm households (HHs) in Bihar, India...
January 2018: Agricultural Systems
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