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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735246/nurses-reports-of-staffing-adequacy-and-surgical-site-infections-a-cross-sectional-multi-centre-study
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Christine Tvedt, Ingeborg Strømseng Sjetne, Jon Helgeland, Hege Line Løwer, Geir Bukholm
BACKGROUND: It is indicated that healthcare personnel's perceptions of the work environment may reflect the clinical outcomes for the patients they care for. However, the body of evidence is inconsistent when it comes to the association between work environment and surgical site infection. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to examine the associations between nurse-reported characteristics of the work environment and incidence of surgical site infections after total hip arthroplasty...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735054/linezolid-activity-against-clinical-gram-positive-cocci-with-advanced-antimicrobial-drug-resistance-in-iran
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Hamidreza Houri, Hossein Kazemian, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Asieh Taji, Zahra Tayebi, Hamid Heidari
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the linezolid activity against clinical Gram-positive cocci with advanced antimicrobial drug resistance. METHODS: A collection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), penicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae (PNSP), and group B streptococci (GBS) were isolated from various clinical samples. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests were done using standard methods Subsequently, we investigated linezolid antibacterial activities, the first approved oxazolidinone against isolates by the standard broth microdilution method...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735052/spa-typing-and-identification-of-pvl-genes-of-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-a-libyan-hospital-in-tripoli
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Mohamed O Ahmed, Keith E Baptiste, Mohamed A Daw, Asma K Elramalli, Yousef M Abouzeeda, Andreas Petersen
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the molecular characteristics of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from clinical sources in Tripoli, Libya. METHODS: A total of 95 MRSA strains collected at the Tripoli medical Centre were investigated by spa typing and identification of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (pvl) genes. RESULTS: A total of 26 spa types were characterized and distributed among nine clonal complexes; CC5 (n=32), CC80 (n=18), CC8 (n=17) and CC22 (n=12) were the most prevalent clonal complexes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735051/telavancin-activity-in-vitro-tested-against-a-worldwide-collection-of-gram-positive-clinical-isolates-2014
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Leonard R Duncan, Helio S Sader, Jennifer I Smart, Robert K Flamm, Rodrigo E Mendes
OBJECTIVES: Telavancin activity was measured against Gram-positive pathogens collected worldwide during 2014 using the revised broth microdilution testing method. The results were compared with previous reports. METHODS: A total of 10 552 isolates from 86 sites located in 32 countries were included as part of the Telavancin International Surveillance Program for the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. RESULTS: Telavancin had MIC50 and MIC90 values of 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734773/epico-4-0-total-quality-in-the-management-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-critically-ill-patients-by-analysing-the-integrated-process
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Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Emilio Maseda, Alejandro Rodríguez, Santiago Grau, Guillermo Quindós
BACKGROUND: A high quality integrated process in the clinical setting of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk for invasive candidiasis is a necessary tool to improve the management of these patients. AIMS: To identify the key points on invasive candidiasis in order to develop a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus required for the creation of a total quality integrated process for the management of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk of invasive candidiasis...
July 19, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734752/long-term-effect-of-oncoplastic-breast-conserving-surgery-using-latissimus-dorsi-miniflaps-on-mammographic-surveillance-and-the-detection-of-local-recurrence
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S Mele, D Wright, N Paramanathan, S Laws, L Peiris, R Rainsbury
INTRODUCTION: Latissimus dorsi miniflap is a breast-conserving volume replacement technique for the reconstruction of large breast defects. While mammographic features of miniflap reconstruction have been described, little is known about the incidence, mode of presentation and size of local recurrence after this procedure. This study aimed to investigate the impact of latissimus dorsi miniflap reconstruction on the frequency, presentation and detection of local recurrence. METHODS: Clinical, radiological and pathological data were reviewed in 261 patients...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734496/endometrial-cancer-surveillance-adherence-reduces-utilization-and-subsequent-costs
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Zachary P Schwartz, Melissa K Frey, Sarah Philips, John P Curtin
OBJECTIVES: In June 2011, the SGO recommended that physical exam and symptoms be the primary surveillance methods in patients with endometrial cancer. We sought to evaluate adherence to these guidelines by comparing the use of CT scans, paps and serum CA125 ordered for endometrial cancer surveillance before and after publication of these guidelines. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all patients undergoing surveillance for endometrial cancer at a single institution between June 2009 and June 2013...
July 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734233/risk-of-hospitalization-among-survivors-of-childhood-and-adolescent-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-compared-to-siblings-and-a-general-population-sample
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Judy Y Ou, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Sapna Kaul, Mark N Fluchel, Carol Sweeney, Anne C Kirchhoff
BACKGROUND: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) has a high survival rate, but cancer-related late effects in the early post-treatment years need documentation. Hospitalizations are an indicator of the burden of late effects. We identify rates and risk factors for hospitalization from five to ten years after diagnosis for childhood and adolescent ALL survivors compared to siblings and a matched population sample. METHODS: 176 ALL survivors were diagnosed at ≤22 years between 1998 and 2008 and treated at an Intermountain Healthcare facility...
July 19, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733870/rethinking-childhood-ependymoma-a-retrospective-multi-center-analysis-reveals-poor-long-term-overall-survival
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Amanda E Marinoff, Clement Ma, Dongjing Guo, Matija Snuderl, Karen D Wright, Peter E Manley, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Claire E Sinai, Nicole J Ullrich, Karen Marcus, Daphne Haas-Kogan, Liliana Goumnerova, Wendy B London, Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, Jason Fangusaro, Pratiti Bandopadhayay
Ependymoma is the third most common brain tumor in children, but there is a paucity of large studies with more than 10 years of follow-up examining the long-term survival and recurrence patterns of this disease. We conducted a retrospective chart review of 103 pediatric patients with WHO Grades II/III intracranial ependymoma, who were treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Chicago's Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital between 1985 and 2008, and an additional 360 ependymoma patients identified from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733737/surveillance-strategy-according-to-age-after-endoscopic-resection-of-early-gastric-cancer
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Hyo-Joon Yang, Sang Gyun Kim, Joo Hyun Lim, Ji Min Choi, Sooyeon Oh, Jae Yong Park, Seung Jun Han, Jung Kim, Hyunsoo Chung, Hyun Chae Jung
BACKGROUND: Whether surveillance strategy after curative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) differs in young patients is unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the risk of metachronous and extragastric recurrence in young patients with EGC after curative ESD. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 1237 consecutive patients who underwent curative ESD for EGC from 2005 to 2014 at a single tertiary hospital. The patients were divided into group 1 (<50 years of age, n = 86), group 2 (age 50-74, n = 985), or group 3 (≥75 years of age, n = 166)...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733548/the-survival-benefits-of-local-surgery-in-stage-iv-breast-cancer-are-not-affected-by-breast-cancer-subtypes-a-population-based-analysis
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San-Gang Wu, Wen-Weng Zhang, Jia-Yuan Sun, Feng-Yan Li, Huan-Xin Lin, Juan Zhou, Zhen-Yu He
This retrospective study aimed to investigate the clinical value of local surgery in stage IV BC and determined whether the survival outcomes were affected by the breast cancer subtype (BCS). Women with de novo stage IV BC from 2010 to 2013 were included using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to evaluate the prognostic factors for breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS) and overall survival (OS). Among 9,256 patients were identified, 3,130 (33...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733221/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis
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Salvatore Piano, Marta Tonon, Elia Vettore, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Antonietta Romano, Sara Mareso, Carmine Gambino, Alessandra Brocca, Antonietta Sticca, Silvano Fasolato, Paolo Angeli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is the most life-threatening complication of cirrhosis. Prevalence and outcomes of ACLF have been recently described in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. However, no data is currently available on the prevalence and the risk factors of ACLF in outpatients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence, predictors and outcomes of ACLF in a large cohort of outpatients with cirrhosis. METHODS: 466 patients with cirrhosis consecutively evaluated in a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic were included and followed up until death and/or liver transplantation for a mean of 45±44 months...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732038/analysis-of-patient-data-from-laboratories-during-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-liberia-april-2014-to-march-2015
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Yuki Furuse, Mosoka Fallah, Hitoshi Oshitani, Ling Kituyi, Nuha Mahmoud, Emmanuel Musa, Alex Gasasira, Tolbert Nyenswah, Bernice Dahn, Luke Bawo
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia began in March 2014 and ended in January 2016. Epidemiological information on the EVD cases was collected and managed nationally; however, collection and management of the data were challenging at the time because surveillance and reporting systems malfunctioned during the outbreak. EVD diagnostic laboratories, however, were able to register basic demographic and clinical information of patients more systematically. Here we present data on 16,370 laboratory samples that were tested between April 4, 2014 and March 29, 2015...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731993/-colorectal-cancer-in-young-adults-clinical-and-epidemiological-features-in-the-peruvian-population
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Jorge Luna-Abanto, Eliana Rafael-Horna, Fradis Gil-Olivares
OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical epidemiological characteristics of young adult patients with colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Information collected by the Direccion General de Epidemiologia by the surveillance strategy in non-communicable diseases for the period 2006-2014 was requested. The rate of age-adjusted incidence and a descriptive statistical analysis of the variables studied were calculated. RESULTS: 1261 CRC cases were reported in patients between 20-49 years of age...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731901/should-first-line-empiric-treatment-strategies-for-neonates-cover-coagulase-negative-staphylococcal-infections-in-kenya
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Anna C Seale, Christina W Obiero, Kelsey Jones, Hellen C Barsosio, Johnstone Thitiri, Moses Ngari, Susan Morpeth, Shebe Mohammed, Greg Fegan, Neema Mturi, James A Berkley
BACKGROUND: Neonatal mortality remains high in sub-Saharan Africa, and a third of deaths are estimated to result from infection. Whilst coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are leading neonatal pathogens in resource-rich settings, their role, and the need for early anti-staphylococcal treatment in empiric antibiotic guidelines, is unknown in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: We examined systematic clinical and microbiologic surveillance data from all neonatal admissions to Kilifi County Hospital (1998-2013) to determine associated case fatality and/or prolonged duration of admission associated with CoNS in neonates treated according to standard WHO guidelines...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731889/stent-thrombosis-with-bioabsorbable-polymer-drug-eluting-stents-insights-from-the-food-and-drug-administration-database
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Abdur R Khan, Avnish Tripathi, Talha A Farid, Bilal Abaid, Deepak L Bhatt, Jon R Resar, Michael P Flaherty
BACKGROUND: SYNERGY, a bioabsorbable polymer-based, everolimus-eluting stent (BP-DES), recently received regulatory approval in the USA for use in percutaneous coronary interventions. Yet, information on the safety of BP-DES in routine clinical practice is limited. Our aim was to compare the safety of the recently approved BP-DES with current durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DP-DES) by analyzing adverse events, namely, stent thrombosis (ST), reported to the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database...
July 20, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731808/clinical-practice-in-pet-ct-for-the-management-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Reema Goel, William Moore, Baran Sumer, Saad Khan, David Sher, Rathan M Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to summarize the evidence for the value of PET/CT for the management of patients with head and neck squamous cell cancer and suggest best clinical practices. CONCLUSION: FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging tool for identifying unknown primary tumors in patients with known cervical node metastases leading to management change and is the standard of care for the initial staging of stage III and IV head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), for assessing therapy response when performed at least 12 weeks after chemoradiation therapy, and for avoiding unnecessary planned neck dissection...
August 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731398/management-of-multiple-meningiomas
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Georgios Tsermoulas, Mazda K Turel, Jared T Wilcox, David Shultz, Richard Farb, Gelareh Zadeh, Mark Bernstein
OBJECTIVE Multiple meningiomas account for 1%-10% of meningiomas. This study describes epidemiological aspects of the disease and its management, which is more challenging than for single tumors. METHODS A consecutive series of adult patients with ≥ 2 spatially separated meningiomas was reviewed. Patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 were excluded. The authors collected clinical, imaging, histological, and treatment data to obtain information on epidemiology, management options, and outcomes of active treatment and surveillance...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730872/a-dual-label-time-resolved-fluorescence-immunoassay-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-cystatin-c-and-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin-in-urine
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Y Liu, Y H Liu, W J Bei, K Wang, T T Cui, H L Li, D X Wu, S Q Chen, N Tan, J Y Chen
BACKGROUND: Contrast media is widely used in clinical diagnostic and interventional procedures, but may cause damage to the kidney, that is, contrast-induced nephropathy. This study was to establish a dual-label time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay (TRFIA) for the simultaneous determination of renal function markers cystatin-C (Cys-C) and β2-microglobulin (β2-MG) for the early diagnosis and follow-up surveillance of contrast-induced nephropathy. METHODS: A sandwich immunoassay was used to detect the concentration of Cys-C, and the competitive immunoassay was used to detect the concentration of β2-MG in 50 samples of urine...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729232/development-feasibility-and-small-scale-implementation-of-a-web-based-prognostic-tool-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-cancer-survival-calculator
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Michelle Henton, Bridget Gaglio, Laurie Cynkin, Eric J Feuer, Borsika A Rabin
BACKGROUND: Population datasets and the Internet are playing an ever-growing role in the way cancer information is made available to providers, patients, and their caregivers. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Cancer Survival Calculator (SEER*CSC) is a Web-based cancer prognostic tool that uses SEER data, a large population dataset, to provide physicians with highly valid, evidence-based prognostic estimates for increasing shared decision-making and improving patient-provider communication of complex health information...
July 20, 2017: JMIR Cancer
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