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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919724/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-medication-review-in-older-patients-with-multimorbidity-and-polypharmacy-a-study-protocol
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Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Olivia Dalleur, Benoit Boland, Stefanie Thevelin, Wilma Knol, Shane Cullinan, Claudio Schneider, Denis O'Mahony, Nicolas Rodondi, Anne Spinewine
BACKGROUND: Medication review has been advocated to address the challenge of polypharmacy in older patients, yet there is no consensus on how best to evaluate its efficacy. Heterogeneity of outcomes reported in clinical trials can hinder the comparison of clinical trial findings in systematic reviews. Moreover, the outcomes that matter most to older patients might be under-reported or disregarded altogether. A core outcome set can address this issue as it defines a minimum set of outcomes that should be reported in all clinical trials in any particular field of research...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917827/recommendations-on-the-use-of-neuromonitoring-in-thyroid-and-parathyroid-surgery
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José Luis Pardal-Refoyo, Pablo Parente-Arias, Marta María Arroyo-Domingo, Juan Manuel Maza-Solano, José Granell-Navarro, Jesús María Martínez-Salazar, Ramón Moreno-Luna, Elvylins Vargas-Yglesias
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid and parathyroid surgery (TPTS) is associated with risk of injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, superior laryngeal nerve and voice changes. Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), intermittent or continuous, evaluates the functional state of the laryngeal nerves and is being increasingly used. This means that points of consensus on the most controversial aspects are necessary. OBJECTIVE: To develop a support document for guidance on the use of IONM in TPTS...
September 14, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914633/gaps-in-current-knowledge-and-priorities-for-future-research-in-dry-eye
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Ian J Saldanha, Kay Dickersin, Susan T Hutfless, Esen K Akpek
PURPOSE: Dry eye, a common yet underrecognized and evolving field, has few recommended treatment algorithms, mostly based on expert consensus rather than robust research evidence. There are high costs associated with managing dry eye and conducting research to identify effective and safe long-term treatments. To support evidence-based management of dry eye, our purpose was to identify and prioritize important clinical research questions for future clinical research. METHODS: We translated recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 2013 Preferred Practice Patterns for dry eye into answerable clinical research questions about treatment effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914116/defining-a-core-outcome-set-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-a-spinal-deformity
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Marinus de Kleuver, Sayf S A Faraj, Roderick M Holewijn, Niccole M Germscheid, Raphael D Adobor, Mikkel Andersen, Hans Tropp, Benny Dahl, Heli Keskinen, Anders Olai, David W Polly, Miranda L van Hooff, Tsjitske M Haanstra
Background and purpose - Routine outcome measurement has been shown to improve performance in several fields of healthcare. National spine surgery registries have been initiated in 5 Nordic countries. However, there is no agreement on which outcomes are essential to measure for adolescent and young adult patients with a spinal deformity. The aim of this study was to develop a core outcome set (COS) that will facilitate benchmarking within and between the 5 countries of the Nordic Spinal Deformity Society (NSDS) and other registries worldwide...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905685/helping-coaches-apply-the-principles-of-representative-learning-design-validation-of-a-tennis-specific-practice-assessment-tool
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Lyndon Krause, Damian Farrow, Machar Reid, Tim Buszard, Ross Pinder
Representative Learning Design (RLD) is a framework for assessing the degree to which experimental or practice tasks simulate key aspects of specific performance environments (i.e. competition). The key premise being that when practice replicates the performance environment, skills are more likely to transfer. In applied situations, however, there is currently no simple or quick method for coaches to assess the key concepts of RLD (e.g. during on-court tasks). The aim of this study was to develop a tool for coaches to efficiently assess practice task design in tennis...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893810/developing-a-clinician-friendly-tool-to-identify-useful-clinical-practice-guidelines-g-trust
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Allen F Shaughnessy, Akansha Vaswani, Bonnie K Andrews, Deborah R Erlich, Frank D'Amico, Joel Lexchin, Lisa Cosgrove
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are faced with a plethora of guidelines. To rate guidelines, they can select from a number of evaluation tools, most of which are long and difficult to apply. The goal of this project was to develop a simple, easy-to-use checklist for clinicians to use to identify trustworthy, relevant, and useful practice guidelines, the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility Scoring Tool (G-TRUST). METHODS: A modified Delphi process was used to obtain consensus of experts and guideline developers regarding a checklist of items and their relative impact on guideline quality...
September 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891722/requirements-strengths-and-weaknesses-of-inhaler-devices-for-copd-patients-from-the-expert-prescribers-point-of-view-results-of-the-epoca-delphi-consensus
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Francisco García-Río, Juan J Soler-Cataluña, Bernardino Alcazar, José L Viejo, Marc Miravitlles
The study aimed to assess the preferences of expert physicians about the requirements for inhalation devices for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to identify the most relevant advantages and disadvantages to their prescription. In a two-round Delphi survey, 96 Spanish COPD-expert pulmonologists completed an internet-based questionnaire to evaluate the degree of importance of the characteristics of the inhaler devices in their choice for COPD. The requirements needed for use in COPD were that the device permits a high pulmonary deposit of the drug, allowed its dispensation at low inspiratory flows, did not require hand-mouth coordination, generated an exact and reproducible dose, its operation was easy to teach, provided the perception of a correct inhalation, had an intuitive use mechanism and security mechanisms to prevent overdosing and generates a reduced oropharyngeal deposit (very good consensus)...
September 11, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890409/the-strocss-statement-strengthening-the-reporting-of-cohort-studies-in-surgery
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Riaz Ahmed Agha, Mimi R Borrelli, Martinique Vella-Baldacchino, Rachel Thavayogan, Dennis P Orgill
INTRODUCTION: The development of reporting guidelines over the past 20 years represents a major advance in scholarly publishing with recent evidence showing positive impacts. Whilst over 350 reporting guidelines exist there are few that are specific to surgery. Here we describe the development of the STROCSS guideline (Strengthening the Reporting of Cohort Studies in Surgery). METHODS: and analysis: We published our protocol apriori. Current guidelines for case series (PROCESS), cohort studies (STROBE) and randomised controlled trials (CONSORT) were analysed to compile items which were used as baseline material for developing a list of suitable items for surgical cohort guidelines...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889163/the-future-of-clinical-education-using-futuristic-scenarios-to-explore-allied-health-deans-perspectives-on-clinical-education
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Barbara D Romig, Ann W Tucker, Anne M Hewitt, Julie O'Sullivan Maillet
ISSUE: There is limited information and consensus on the future of clinical education. The Delphi technique was selected to identify agreement among Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions' (ASAHP) allied health deans on the future (2018-2023) of allied health (AH) clinical education. METHODS: Sixty-one AH deans, 54.9% (61 of 111) of the ASAHP membership, expressed opinions about clinical education through a three-round Delphi study. In conjunction with a conceptual model, four futuristic scenarios were used to encourage deans' feedback on the key factors impacting the future of clinical education...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889134/pesticide-applicators-questionnaire-content-validation-a-fuzzy-delphi-method
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S K Manakandan, I Rosnah, J Mohd Ridhuan, R Priya
BACKGROUND: The most crucial step in forming a set of survey questionnaire is deciding the appropriate items in a construct. Retaining irrelevant items and removing important items will certainly mislead the direction of a particular study. This article demonstrates Fuzzy Delphi method as one of the scientific analysis technique to consolidate consensus agreement within a panel of experts pertaining to each item's appropriateness. This method reduces the ambiguity, diversity, and discrepancy of the opinions among the experts hence enhances the quality of the selected items...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884962/delphi-consensus-on-bile-duct-injuries-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-an-evolutionary-cul-de-sac-or-the-birth-pangs-of-a-new-technical-framework
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Yukio Iwashita, Taizo Hibi, Tetsuji Ohyama, Akiko Umezawa, Tadahiro Takada, Steven M Strasberg, Horacio J Asbun, Henry A Pitt, Ho-Seong Han, Tsann-Long Hwang, Kenji Suzuki, Yoo-Seok Yoon, In-Seok Choi, Dong-Sup Yoon, Wayne Shih-Wei Huang, Masahiro Yoshida, Go Wakabayashi, Fumihiko Miura, Kohji Okamoto, Itaru Endo, Eduardo de Santibanes, Mariano Eduardo Giménez, John A Windsor, James Garden, Dirk J Gouma, Daniel Cherqui, Giulio Belli, Christos Dervenis, Daniel J Deziel, Eduard C Jonas, Palepu Jagannath, Avinash Nivritti Supe, Harjit Singh, Kui-Hin Liau, Xiao-Ping Chen, Angus C W Chan, Wan Yee Lau, Sheung Tat Fan, Miin-Fu Chen, Myung-Hwan Kim, Goro Honda, Atsushi Sugioka, Koji Asai, Keita Wada, Yasuhisa Mori, Ryota Higuchi, Takeshi Misawa, Manabu Watanabe, Naoki Matsumura, Toshiki Rikiyama, Naohiro Sata, Nobuyasu Kano, Hiromi Tokumura, Taizo Kimura, Seigo Kitano, Masafumi Inomata, Koichi Hirata, Yoshinobu Sumiyama, Kazuo Inui, Masakazu Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Bile duct injury (BDI) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains a serious iatrogenic surgical complication. BDI most often occurs as a result of misidentification of the anatomy; however, clinical evidence on its precise mechanism and surgeons' perceptions is scarce. METHODS: Surgeons from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the U.S., etc. (n = 614) participated in a questionnaire regarding their BDI experience and near-misses; and perceptions on landmarks, intraoperative findings, and surgical techniques...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884703/definition-and-recommendations-for-advance-care-planning-an-international-consensus-supported-by-the-european-association-for-palliative-care
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Judith A C Rietjens, Rebecca L Sudore, Michael Connolly, Johannes J van Delden, Margaret A Drickamer, Mirjam Droger, Agnes van der Heide, Daren K Heyland, Dirk Houttekier, Daisy J A Janssen, Luciano Orsi, Sheila Payne, Jane Seymour, Ralf J Jox, Ida J Korfage
Advance care planning (ACP) is increasingly implemented in oncology and beyond, but a definition of ACP and recommendations concerning its use are lacking. We used a formal Delphi consensus process to help develop a definition of ACP and provide recommendations for its application. Of the 109 experts (82 from Europe, 16 from North America, and 11 from Australia) who rated the ACP definitions and its 41 recommendations, agreement for each definition or recommendation was between 68-100%. ACP was defined as the ability to enable individuals to define goals and preferences for future medical treatment and care, to discuss these goals and preferences with family and health-care providers, and to record and review these preferences if appropriate...
September 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880457/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-care-in-pediatric-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Juan Villafane, Thomas C Edwards, Karim A Diab, Gary M Satou, Elizabeth Saarel, Wyman W Lai, Gerald A Serwer, Peter P Karpawich, Russell Cross, Russell Schiff, Devyani Chowdhury, Thomas J Hougen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop quality metrics (QMs) relating to the ambulatory care of children after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). DESIGN: A workgroup team (WT) of pediatric cardiologists with expertise in all aspects of ambulatory cardiac management was formed at the request of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council (ACPC), to review published guidelines and consensus data relating to the ambulatory care of repaired TOF patients under the age of 18 years...
September 7, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877728/we-need-support-a-delphi-study-about-desirable-support-during-the-first-year-in-the-emergency-medical-service
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Anna Hörberg, Maria Jirwe, Susanne Kalén, Veronica Vicente, Veronica Lindström
BACKGROUND: New and inexperienced emergency medical service (EMS) professionals lack important experience. To prevent medical errors and improve retention there is an urgent need to identify ways to support new professionals during their first year in the EMS. METHODS: A purposeful sample and snowball technique was used and generated a panel of 32 registered nurses with 12-48 months of EMS experience. A Delphi technique in four rounds was used. Telephone interviews were undertaken in round one to identify what desirable support professionals new to the EMS desire during their first year...
September 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877353/adolescence-transitional-care-in-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-and-the-use-of-onabotulinumtoxina-a-clinical-algorithm-from-an-italian-consensus-statement
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REVIEW
Giovanni Palleschi, Giovanni Mosiello, Valerio Iacovelli, Stefania Musco, Giulio Del Popolo, Antonella Giannantoni, Antonio Carbone, Roberto Carone, Andrea Tubaro, Mario De Gennaro, Antonio Marte, Enrico Finazzi Agrò
AIMS: OnabotulinumtoxinA (onaBNTa) for treating neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO) is widely used after its regulatory approval in adults. Although the administration of onaBNTa is still considered off-label in children, data have already been reported on its efficacy and safety. Nowadays, there is a lack of standardized protocols for treatment of NDO with onaBNTa in adolescent patients in their transition from the childhood to the adult age. With the aim to address this issue a consensus panel was obtained...
September 6, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877145/european-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-european-board-of-anaesthesiology-guidelines-for-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-in-adults
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Jochen Hinkelbein, Massimo Lamperti, Jonas Akeson, Joao Santos, Joao Costa, Edoardo De Robertis, Dan Longrois, Vesna Novak-Jankovic, Flavia Petrini, Michel M R F Struys, Francis Veyckemans, Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Robert Fitzgerald
: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) has become a widespread practice given the increasing demand to relieve anxiety, discomfort and pain during invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The role of, and credentialing required by, anaesthesiologists and practitioners performing PSA has been debated for years in different guidelines. For this reason, the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the European Board of Anaesthesiology have created a taskforce of experts that has been assigned to create an evidence-based guideline and, whenever the evidence was weak, a consensus amongst experts on: the evaluation of adult patients undergoing PSA, the role and competences required for the clinicians to safely perform PSA, the commonly used drugs for PSA, the adverse events that PSA can lead to, the minimum monitoring requirements and post-procedure discharge criteria...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876478/achieving-consensus-on-principles-of-good-practice-for-school-health-in-independent-schools-a-delphi-study
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Miguel G Marshall, John P Allegrante
BACKGROUND: Although the 8 components of the coordinated school health (CSH) framework have been implemented to various degrees in the nation's public schools, principles of good practice (PGPs) to guide health promotion efforts in independent schools do not exist. The purpose of this study was to generate PGPs and rate their feasibility of implementation. METHODS: A modified Delphi process was used to generate PGPs for school health in independent schools and develop consensus regarding their feasibility of implementation...
October 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875557/establishing-core-mental-health-workforce-attributes-for-the-effective-mental-health-care-of-people-with-an-intellectual-disability-and-co-occurring-mental-ill-health
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Janelle Weise, Karen R Fisher, Julian N Trollor
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disability experience high rates of mental ill health but multiple barriers to access to quality mental health care. One significant barrier to access is a generalist mental health workforce that lacks capacity, and consensus on what constitutes core workforce competencies in this area. As such, the first step in developing a comprehensive strategy that addresses these barriers is to define the core mental health workforce attributes. METHODS: Thirty-six intellectual disability mental health experts from across Australia participated in a modified online Delphi which aimed to reach consensus on the core attributes required of the generalist mental health workforce...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873277/what-are-the-important-outcomes-in-traumatic-dental-injuries-an-international-approach-to-the-development-of-a-core-outcome-set
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Kate P Kenny, Peter F Day, Mohammad Owaise Sharif, Peter Parashos, Eva Lauridsen, Carlos Alberto Feldens, Nestor Cohenca, Tony Skapetis, Liran Levin, David J Kenny, Serpil Djemal, Olle Malmgren, Yongjin Chen, Misuhiro Tsukisboshi, Lars Andersson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are numerous treatment options following Traumatic Dental Injury (TDI). Systematic reviews of different treatments are challenging owing to the diversity of outcomes reported between clinical studies. This issue could be addressed through the development and implementation of a agreed and standardised collection of outcomes known as a Core Outcome Set (COS). The aim of this study was to develop a COS for TDI in children and adults. The secondary aim was to establish what, how, when and by whom these outcomes should be measured...
September 5, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866648/consensus-based-recommendations-for-the-use-of-biosimilars-to-treat-rheumatological-diseases
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Jonathan Kay, Monika M Schoels, Thomas Dörner, Paul Emery, Tore K Kvien, Josef S Smolen, Ferdinand C Breedveld
The study aimed to develop evidence-based recommendations regarding the evaluation and use of biosimilars to treat rheumatological diseases. The task force comprised an expert group of specialists in rheumatology, dermatology and gastroenterology, and pharmacologists, patients and a regulator from ten countries. Four key topics regarding biosimilars were identified through a process of discussion and consensus. Using a Delphi process, specific questions were then formulated to guide a systematic literature review...
September 2, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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