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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149441/evidence-on-the-longitudinal-construct-validity-of-major-generic-and-utility-measures-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-teens-with-depression
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John F Dickerson, David H Feeny, Gregory N Clarke, Alex L MacMillan, Frances L Lynch
PURPOSE: To examine the longitudinal construct validity in the assessment of changes in depressive symptoms of widely used utility and generic HRQL instruments in teens. METHODS: 392 teens enrolled in the study and completed HRQL and diagnostic measures as part of the baseline interview. HRQL measures included EuroQol (EQ-5D-3L), Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2) and Mark 3 (HUI3), Quality of Well-Being Scale (QWB), Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PEDS-QL), RAND-36 (SF-6D), and Quality of Life in Depression Scale (QLDS)...
November 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148161/piezoelectric-versus-conventional-implant-site-preparation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Momen A Atieh, Nabeel H M Alsabeeha, Andrew Tawse-Smith, Warwick J Duncan
BACKGROUND: The use of a piezoelectric device (PED) for implant site preparation (ISP) has been introduced to overcome the limitations of using conventional drills (CDs). With little and inconsistent information in the literature regarding their efficiency for preparing implant osteotomies, the objective of this systematic review was to compare the use of CDs to PEDs for ISP with regard to implant stability values, marginal bone level changes, operating time, and dental implant failure rate...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143448/prospective-observational-study-of-predicted-usage-of-intravenous-cannulas-inserted-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-emergency-department
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William Hollaway, Carsten Broeze, Meredith L Borland
OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of unused peripheral intravenous cannulas (PIVCs) inserted in a paediatric emergency department (PED) and to assess clinicians' abilities to predict future usage of PIVC. METHODS: Prospective concealed observational study in a tertiary PED. Healthcare workers (HCWs) completed questionnaires upon insertion and removal of PIVC with review of patient notes if required. The primary outcome was the number of unused, unnecessary PIVCs...
November 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140931/hemispheric-cerebral-oximetry-monitoring-during-pediatric-seizure-activity-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Thomas J Abramo, Shane McKinney, James Moore, Richard Jacobs, Gregory Albert, Mark Meredith, Nicholas Hobart Porter, Elizabeth Storm, Errin Willis, Cruz Velasco Gonzalez, Hailey Hargrave, Brad Schneider, Gergory Sharp
BACKGROUND: Sustained neuronal activity during seizures causes cellular perturbations, alterations in cerebral physiology, and potentially neurological injury, a neurological emergency. With variable clinical manifestations of seizures, frequent failure of seizure recognition by providers in pediatric and developmentally challenged patients can increase seizure complications. Neuroresuscitation should include rapid cerebral physiology assessment for increased seizure recognition and optimal neurological outcomes...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138632/the-e-generation-the-technological-usage-and-experiences-of-medical-students-from-a-developing-country
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Priyasdarshani Galappatthy, Wasundara S Wathurapatha, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Maheshi D M S Wijayabandara, Dinuka S Warapitiya, Krishantha Weerasuriya
Background: The medical community is increasingly using Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs). We evaluated usage of PEDs and medical apps among medical students from Sri Lanka. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Medical students from 2nd to 5th year were invited for the study. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect details of PEDs availability, accessibility, and usage, perceived advantages/barriers of PEDs, and availability, accessibility, and usage of medical apps...
2017: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137905/emergency-department-chest-radiography-for-children-with-asthma-exacerbation-is-infrequently-associated-with-change-of-management
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Evan H Allie, Henry E Dingle, William N Johnson, Jeffrey R Birnbaum, Melissa A Hilmes, Sudha P Singh, Donald H Arnold
BACKGROUND: Acute asthma exacerbations (AAE) account for many Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) visits. Chest radiography (CXR) is often performed in these patients to identify practice-changing findings such as pneumonia (PNA). Limited knowledge exists to balance the cost and radiation dose of CXR with expected yield of clinically meaningful information. OBJECTIVE: To determine in children with AAE with CXR, whether patient characteristics are associated with radiographic PNA; and significant practice change by initiation of antibiotic...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137639/proactive-ethical-design-for-neuroengineering-assistive-and-rehabilitation-technologies-the-cybathlon-lesson
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REVIEW
Marcello Ienca, Reto W Kressig, Fabrice Jotterand, Bernice Elger
BACKGROUND: Rapid advancements in rehabilitation science and the widespread application of engineering techniques are opening the prospect of a new phase of clinical and commercial maturity for Neuroengineering, Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies (NARTs). As the field enters this new phase, there is an urgent need to address and anticipate the ethical implications associated with novel technological opportunities, clinical solutions, and social applications. MAIN IDEA: In this paper we review possible approaches to the ethics of NART, and propose a framework for ethical design and development, which we call the Proactive Ethical Design (PED) framework...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135703/a-case-of-relapsing-retinal-pigment-epithelial-detachment-in-peripapillary-pachychoroid-pigment-epitheliopathy
#8
Fuyan Zhang, Yuxing Qiu, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To report the findings in a patient with peripapillary pachychoroid pigment epitheliopathy who demonstrated a retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) that was present at some times but not other times. METHODS: A review of 24 months of the clinical course and findings on multimodal imaging, including color fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography...
November 10, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130626/age-related-macular-degeneration-using-morphological-predictors-to-modify-current-treatment-protocols
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REVIEW
Mohammed Ashraf, Ahmed Souka, Ron A Adelman
To assess predictors of treatment response in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in an attempt to develop a patient-centric treatment algorithm. We conducted a systematic search using PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science for prognostic indicators/predictive factors with the key words: 'age related macular degeneration', 'neovascular AMD', 'choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV)', 'anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF)', 'aflibercept', 'ranibizumab', 'bevacizumab', 'randomized clinical trials', 'post-hoc', 'prognostic', 'predictive', 'response' 'injection frequency, 'treat and extend (TAE), 'pro re nata (PRN)', 'bi-monthly' and 'quarterly'...
November 11, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125443/neurosurgical-management-in-children-with-bleeding-diathesis-auditing-neurological-outcome
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Zaitun Zakaria, Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal, Darach Crimmins, John Caird
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of neurosurgical treatment in children with bleeding diathesis and also to evaluate the current management plan applied in the authors' service. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed all cases in which neurosurgical procedures were performed in pediatric patients presenting with intracranial hematoma due to an underlying bleeding tendency over a 5-year period at their institution. They evaluated the patients' neurological symptoms from the initial referral, hematological abnormalities, surgical treatment, neurological outcome, and scores on the Pediatric Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOS-E Peds) obtained 1 year after the last operation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125229/observational-review-of-paediatric-intraosseous-needle-placement-in-the-paediatric-emergency-department
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Elysha L Pifko, Amanda Price, Carrie Busch, Curren Smith, Yunyun Jiang, Joseph Dobson, Rachel Tuuri
AIM: Intraosseous (IO) access is a life-saving option during resuscitations in the paediatric emergency department (PED). This study aimed to compare success rates and time to placement for Manual IO versus EZ-IO needles in PED patients ≤8 and >8 kg. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional descriptive study of IO use in a single-centre tertiary PED from 2006 to 2014. Cases were identified through diagnosis codes for IO infusion, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiac arrest and admissions to the intensive care unit...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118792/anchoring-pipeline-flow-diverter-construct-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-distal-cervical-carotid-artery-injury
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Krishna Amuluru, Fawaz Al-Mufti, William Roth, Charles J Prestigiacomo, Chirag D Gandhi
Background: Traumatic extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) dissections are uncommon and can be difficult to treat. Thinning of adventitia and dilatation may occur following arterial dissection, thus resulting in a fusiform pseudoaneurysm, which can subsequently cause bleeding, expanding, or pulsatile hematoma. Currently, medical management with anticoagulation remains the first line of treatment and yields good outcomes in 75% of cases with a mortality rate of 3-4%. Endovascular intervention is indicated with failure of medical therapy, progressive enlargement of a traumatic pseudoaneurysm, acute flow-related infarcts due to vessel occlusion, or when anticoagulation is contraindicated due to risk of pseudoaneurysm rupture and hemorrhage...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118790/rescue-treatment-with-pipeline-embolization-for-postsurgical-clipping-recurrences-of-anterior-communicating-artery-region-aneurysms
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Li-Mei Lin, Rajiv R Iyer, Matthew T Bender, Thomas Monarch, Geoffrey P Colby, Judy Huang, Rafael J Tamargo, Alexander L Coon
Background: Postsurgical clipping aneurysm recurrences or residuals can be difficult to manage with either traditional open microsurgical approaches or endosaccular coiling. Endoluminal parent vessel reconstruction with flow diversion may be an ideal method for treating these recurrences by avoiding reoperative surgery or intraprocedural aneurysm rupture with aneurysm access. Method: We retrospectively reviewed a single-center aneurysm database identifying all anterior communicating artery (ACom) region aneurysms with recurrences after microsurgical clipping...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118789/anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-treatment-with-the-pipeline-embolization-device-a-single-center-experience-with-long-term-follow-up
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Ali Sultan-Qurraie, Ahsan Sattar, Wled Wazni, Mazen Noufal, Osama Zaidat
Introduction: The pipeline embolization device (PED) is increasingly used in the endovascular management of cerebral aneurysms. Longitudinal data regarding safety and benefit of the PED in anterior communicating (ACOM) artery aneurysms are limited and particularly lacking in residual ACOM artery aneurysms. We report the use of the PED in 3 patients with ACOM artery aneurysms who were previously coiled. Methods: Three patients with ACOM artery aneurysms, all previously treated with coiling and with recurrence of the aneurysm neck, were treated with the PED...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114729/cost-effectiveness-of-strategies-for-offering-influenza-vaccine-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Rebecca J Hart, Michelle D Stevenson, Michael J Smith, A Scott LaJoie, Keith Cross
Importance: Influenza is a significant public health burden, causing morbidity and mortality in children, yet vaccination rates remain low. Vaccination in the pediatric emergency department (PED) setting may be beneficial but, to date, has not been proven to be cost-effective. Objective: To compare the cost-effectiveness of 4 strategies for PED-based influenza vaccine: offering vaccine to all patients, only to patients younger than 5 years, only to high-risk patients (all ages), or to no patients...
November 6, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109866/correlation-between-choroidal-neovascularization-shown-by-oct-angiography-and-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Joanna Gołębiewska, Joanna Brydak-Godowska, Joanna Moneta-Wielgoś, Monika Turczyńska, Dariusz Kęcik, Wojciech Hautz
Purpose: To assess the occurrence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate these findings with choroidal thickness (CT). Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included 25 consecutive patients (43 eyes), mean age 48.12 ± 7.8 years, diagnosed with persistent CSCR. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmic examination, fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICGA), optical coherence tomography, and OCTA...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109245/expression-of-concern-protein-kinase-c-pkc-%C3%AE-activation-inhibits-pkc-%C3%AE-and-mediates-the-action-of-ped-pea-15-on-glucose-transport-in-the-l6-skeletal-muscle-cells-diabetes-2001-50-1244-1252-doi-https-doi-org-10-2337-diabetes-50-6-1244-pmid-11375323
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Gerolama Condorelli, Giovanni Vigliotta, Alessandra Trencia, Maria Alessandra Maitan, Matilde Caruso, Claudia Miele, Francesco Oriente, Stefania Santopietro, Pietro Formisano, Francesco Beguinot
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102169/poly-d-l-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticle-entrapped-vaccine-induces-a-protective-immune-response-against-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-infection-in-piglets
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Bin Li, Luping Du, Zhengyu Yu, Bing Sun, Xiangwei Xu, Baochao Fan, Rongli Guo, Wanzhe Yuan, Kongwang He
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) causes 80-100% mortality in neonatal piglets, and its causative agent, the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), poses an important threat to the swine industry worldwide. In this study, we prepared biodegradable poly (d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticle-entrapped PEDV killed vaccine antigens (KAg) (PLGA-KAg). Late-term pregnant sows were intranasally inoculated with PLGA-KAg, and the mortality resulting from challenge with highly virulent PEDV was investigated in their passively immunized suckling piglets...
October 25, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096216/rhythmic-eeg-patterns-in-extremely-preterm-infants-classification-and-association-with-brain-injury-and-outcome
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Lauren C Weeke, Inge M van Ooijen, Floris Groenendaal, Alexander C van Huffelen, Ingrid C van Haastert, Carolien van Stam, Manon J Benders, Mona C Toet, Lena Hellström-Westas, Linda S de Vries
OBJECTIVE: Classify rhythmic EEG patterns in extremely preterm infants and relate these to brain injury and outcome. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 77 infants born <28 weeks gestational age (GA) who had a 2-channel EEG during the first 72 h after birth. Patterns detected by the BrainZ seizure detection algorithm were categorized: ictal discharges, periodic epileptiform discharges (PEDs) and other waveforms. Brain injury was assessed with sequential cranial ultrasound (cUS) and MRI at term-equivalent age...
October 3, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089414/flow-diversion-for-anterior-choroidal-artery-acha-aneurysms-a-multi-institutional-experience
#20
Visish M Srinivasan, Michael George Zaki Ghali, Jacob Cherian, Maxim Mokin, Ajit S Puri, Ramesh Grandhi, Stephen R Chen, Jeremiah N Johnson, Peter Kan
BACKGROUND: Anterior choroidal artery (AChA) aneurysms represent a small subset of cerebral aneurysms. The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has been successfully applied to various aneurysms of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA). The treatment of these aneurysms requires special attention due to the eloquent territory supplied by the AChA. We report the largest and first dedicated series of flow diversion treatment of AChA aneurysms. METHODS: Four institutional neurointerventional databases were reviewed for cases of intracranial aneurysms treated with PED...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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