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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106359/control-of-communicable-diseases-final-rule
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is issuing this final rule (FR) to amend its regulations governing its domestic (interstate) and foreign quarantine regulations to best protect the public health of the United States. These amendments have been made to aid public health responses to outbreaks of new or re-emerging communicable diseases and to accord due process to individuals subject to Federal public health orders. In response to public comment received, the updated provisions in this final rule clarify various safeguards to prevent the importation and spread of communicable diseases affecting human health into the United States and interstate...
19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106358/national-vaccine-injury-compensation-program-revisions-to-the-vaccine-injury-table-final-rule
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On July 29, 2015, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations governing the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP or program) by proposing revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table (Table). The Secretary based the Table revisions primarily on the 2012 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, "Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality," the work of nine HHS workgroups who reviewed the IOM findings, and consideration of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines' (ACCV) recommendations...
19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106357/possession-use-and-transfer-of-select-agents-and-toxins-biennial-review-of-the-list-of-select-agents-and-toxins-and-enhanced-biosafety-requirements-final-rule
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In accordance with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Response Act), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reviewed the list of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. Following the review, HHS has decided: Not to finalize the proposed changes to the list of select agents and toxins at this time; to finalize provisions to address toxin permissible limits and the inactivation of select agents; to finalize specific provisions to the section of the regulations addressing biosafety; and to clarify regulatory language concerning security, training, incident response, and records...
19, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106229/the-rm-pressfit-vitamys-5-year-swiss-experience-of-the-first-100-cups
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Michael Wyatt, Jan Weidner, Dominik Pfluger, Martin Beck
BACKGROUND: The RM Pressfit vitamys is a titanium particle-coated monoblock cup with vitamin E stabilised highly cross-linked polyethylene. Initial fixation is achieved via press-fit with subsequent stability by bone on-growth. This is the first study to report the 5-year results of this design. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study according to STROBE guidelines of 100 consecutive total hip replacements (THRs) in 92 patients all with ceramic heads. Demographic data, pre/postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and satisfaction, Harris Hip Scores (HHS) and complications were recorded...
January 20, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102997/confidentiality-of-substance-use-disorder-patient-records-final-rule
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations and facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. These modifications also help clarify the regulations and reduce unnecessary burden.
18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102988/medicaid-program-the-use-of-new-or-increased-pass-through-payments-in-medicaid-managed-care-delivery-systems-final-rule
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This rule finalizes changes to the pass-through payment transition periods and the maximum amount of pass-through payments permitted annually during the transition periods under Medicaid managed care contract(s) and rate certification(s). This final rule prevents increases in pass-through payments and the addition of new pass-through payments beyond those in place when the pass-through payment transition periods were established, in the final Medicaid managed care regulations effective July 5, 2016.
18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102985/medicare-program-changes-to-the-medicare-claims-and-entitlement-medicare-advantage-organization-determination-and-medicare-prescription-drug-coverage-determination-appeals-procedures-final-rule
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This final rule revises the procedures that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) follows at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level for appeals of payment and coverage determinations for items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries, enrollees in Medicare Advantage (MA) and other Medicare competitive health plans, and enrollees in Medicare prescription drug plans, as well as appeals of Medicare beneficiary enrollment and entitlement determinations, and certain Medicare premium appeals...
17, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102984/medicare-and-medicaid-program-conditions-of-participation-for-home-health-agencies-final-rule
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This final rule revises the conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The requirements focus on the care delivered to patients by HHAs, reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow HHAs greater flexibility in meeting quality care standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements. These changes are an integral part of our overall effort to achieve broad- based, measurable improvements in the quality of care furnished through the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while at the same time eliminating unnecessary procedural burdens on providers...
13, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102981/health-care-programs-fraud-and-abuse-revisions-to-the-office-of-inspector-general-s-exclusion-authorities-final-rule
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This final rule amends the regulations relating to exclusion authorities under the authority of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department). The final rule incorporates statutory changes, early reinstatement provisions, and policy changes, and clarifies existing regulatory provisions.
12, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102980/microbiology-devices-reclassification-of-influenza-virus-antigen-detection-test-systems-intended-for-use-directly-with-clinical-specimens-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reclassifying antigen based rapid influenza virus antigen detection test systems intended to detect influenza virus directly from clinical specimens that are currently regulated as influenza virus serological reagents from class I into class II with special controls and into a new device classification regulation.
12, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102893/the-evolving-health-policy-landscape-and-suggested-geriatric-tenets-to-guide-future-responses
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Robert L Kane, Debra Saliba, Peter Hollmann
Speculation is rampant about what the new leadership in the White House and continued Republican leadership of both houses of Congress will do about health care. The concordance in party affiliation between President Trump and the congressional majority makes revisions in policy that is relevant to the health of older adults a virtual certainty. Past Republican legislative proposals and the current appointments to lead Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presage several potential areas of change...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102502/examining-nutritional-adequacy-and-dietary-diversity-among-women-in-niger
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Nafissatou Cisse-Egbuonye, Ariun Ishdorj, E L J McKyer, Rahma Mkuu
Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the nutritional adequacy and dietary composition among women residing in Zinder and Maradi of Niger, and the factors that affect the variety of their dietary intake. Methods Data from 3360 women of ages 15-49 were used in the analysis. The variable of interest was the Women Dietary Diversity Score (WDDS), which is the simple sum of scores of the 9 categorized food groups, ranging from 0 to 9. Lower values for WDDS indicate nutritionally inadequate dietary diversity...
January 19, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101450/hyponatremic-hypertensive-syndrome-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Devdeep Mukherjee, Rajiv Sinha, Md Shakil Akhtar, Agni Sekhar Saha
AIM: To ascertain the frequency of hyponatremic hypertensive syndrome (HHS) in a cohort of children with hypertensive emergency in a tertiary pediatric hospital. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken among children with hypertensive emergency admitted in our tertiary children hospital between June 2014 and December 2015 with an aim to identify any children with HHS. Three children with HHS were identified during this period. RESULTS: The 3 patients with HHS presented with hypertensive emergency...
January 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097111/fucntional-and-radiological-outcome-of-surgical-management-of-acetabular-fractures-in-tertiary-care-hospital
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Faizan Iqbal, Intikhab Taufiq, Muhammad Kazim Raheem Najjad, Naveed Khan, Osama Bin Zia
PURPOSE: Acetabular fractures are mainly caused by trauma and the incidence is rising in developing countries. Initially these fractures were managed conservatively, due to lack of specialized and dedicated acetabulum surgery centres. Our aim is to study the radiological and functional outcomes of surgical management of acetabular fractures in tertiary care hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total 50 patients were enrolled. The patients with acetabular fractures were enrolled between the years 2012 to 2014...
December 2016: Hip & Pelvis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094154/commentary-mandatory-reporting-for-child-protection-in-health-settings-and-the-rights-of-parents-with-disabilities
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Nancy R Mudrick, Carrie Jefferson Smith
This commentary considers the intersection of mandatory reporting in health settings and the public child protection system's treatment of parents with disabilities. Its impetus is the August 2015 technical assistance document issued jointly by the U.S. departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) that affirms the applicability of the ADA and Section 504 to child protection system (CPS) processes. The DOJ/HHS document speaks to actions of state child protection agencies and courts, without addressing the first step, mandatory reporting...
December 30, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093896/intravenous-combined-with-topical-administration-of-tranexamic-acid-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yi Zeng, Hai-Bo Si, Bin Shen, Jing Yang, Zong-Ke Zhou, Peng-de Kang, Fu-Xing Pei
OBJECTIVE: Although there are still some controversies, large previous studies have confirmed that intravenous (i.v.) tranexamic acid (TXA) can effectively reduce blood loss and transfusions in total hip arthroplasty (THA) without increasing the risk of deep venous thrombosis. However, few studies have investigated the combination of i.v. and topical application of TXA in primary THA. The purpose of our current study is to examine whether i.v. combined with topical administration of TXA decreases postoperative blood loss and transfusion rates after THA...
January 17, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092922/the-effectiveness-of-free-vascularized-fibular-flaps-in-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-and-neck-a-systematic-review
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Cassandra A Ligh, Jonas A Nelson, John P Fischer, Stephen J Kovach, L Scott Levin
Background Free vascularized fibular flaps (FVFFs) are accepted surgical options to treat osteonecrosis of the femoral head and neck (ONFHN) to prevent conversion to total hip replacement (THR), yet many studies are single institution cohorts, with little generalizability. Purpose The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review examining the comparative effectiveness of FVFF to treat ONFHN, particularly preventing conversion to a THR and improving hip function/symptoms. Methods We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases using femoral head, free fibula, and femoral neck keywords...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071877/clarification-of-when-products-made-or-derived-from-tobacco-are-regulated-as-drugs-devices-or-combination-products-amendments-to-regulations-regarding-intended-uses-final-rule
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing this final rule to describe the circumstances in which a product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption will be subject to regulation as a drug, device, or a combination product under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). This action is intended to provide direction to regulated industry and to help avoid consumer confusion.
9, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071876/obstetrical-and-gynecological-devices-reclassification-of-surgical-instrumentation-for-use-with-urogynecologic-surgical-mesh-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is reclassifying surgical instrumentation for use with urogynecologic surgical mesh from class I (general controls) exempt from premarket notification to class II (special controls) and subject to premarket notification, and identifying them as "specialized surgical instrumentation for use with urogynecologic surgical mesh." FDA is designating special controls that are necessary to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device. FDA is reclassifying this device on its own initiative based on new information...
6, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071875/340b-drug-pricing-program-ceiling-price-and-manufacturer-civil-monetary-penalties-regulation-final-rule
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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), referred to as the "340B Drug Pricing Program" or the "340B Program." This final rule will apply to all drug manufacturers that are required to make their drugs available to covered entities under the 340B Program. This final rule sets forth the calculation of the 340B ceiling price and application of civil monetary penalties (CMPs).
5, 2017: Federal Register
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