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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457945/factors-that-influence-nurses-assessment-of-patient-acuity-and-response-to-acute-deterioration
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Mark Dalton, John Harrison, Anitra Malin, Conan Leavey
BACKGROUND: nurses play a crucial role in the early recognition and management of the deteriorating patient. They are responsible for the care they provide to their patients, part of which is the monitoring of vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate and temperature), which are fundamental in the surveillance of deterioration. The aim of this study was to discover what factors influence how nurses assess patient acuity and their response to acute deterioration. METHODS: a generic qualitative approach was used...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457001/control-of-infectious-diseases-in-the-era-of-european-clinical-microbiology-laboratory-consolidation-new-challenges-and-opportunities-for-the-patient-and-for-public-health-surveillance
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Olivier Vandenberg, Zisis Kozlakidis, Jacques Schrenzel, Marc Jean Struelens, Judith Breuer
Many new innovative diagnostic approaches have been made available during the last 10 years with major impact on patient care and public health surveillance. In parallel, to enhance the cost-effectiveness of the clinical microbiology laboratories (CMLs), European laboratory professionals have streamlined their organization leading to amalgamation of activities and restructuring of their professional relationships with clinicians and public health specialists. Through this consolidation process, an operational model has emerged that combines large centralized clinical laboratories performing most tests on one high-throughput analytical platform connected to several distal laboratories dealing locally with urgent analyses at near point of care...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456621/men-seeking-counselling-in-a-breast-cancer-risk-evaluation-clinic
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Ana Catarina Freitas, Ana Opinião, Sofia Fragoso, Hugo Nunes, Madalena Santos, Ana Clara, Sandra Bento, Ana Luis, Jorge Silva, Cecília Moura, Bruno Filipe, Patrícia Machado, Sidónia Santos, Saudade André, Paula Rodrigues, Joana Parreira, Fátima Vaz
Background: Hereditary breast and ovary cancer syndrome affects both genders but little is known about the uptake of genetic services by men. The objective of this study is to characterise the male population counselled through a multidisciplinary breast/ovarian program. Methods: Descriptive analysis of male patients counselled from January 2000 to December 2015. Data in this analysis include new cancer diagnoses during prospective follow up. Results: From 4,320 families registered, 362 male patients were identified: 236 (65...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455870/detection-and-incidence-of-bordetella-holmesii-in-respiratory-specimens-from-patients-with-pertussis-like-symptoms-in-new-south-wales-australia
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Winkie Fong, Verlaine Timms, Nadine Holmes, Vitali Sintchenko
Bordetella pertussis, the aetiological agent of whooping cough is routinely diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) directed at IS481, an insertion sequence target also found in Bordetella holmesii. Recent reports have suggested that B. holmesii infections can be misdiagnosed as pertussis, which can have a significant impact on public health surveillance. This study investigated the presence of B. holmesii in B. pertussis positive clinical samples, in order to determine the incidence of B. holmesii. Clinical cases of pertussis diagnosed by IS481-specific PCR between October 2008 and March 2016 in New South Wales were included...
February 15, 2018: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455255/fasting-or-non-fasting-lipids-for-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-assessment-and-treatment
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Faisal Rahman, Roger S Blumenthal, Steven R Jones, Seth S Martin, Tyler J Gluckman, Seamus P Whelton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dyslipidemia is a major modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); however, lipid testing for risk assessment and treatment surveillance has been underutilized. Several factors likely account for this, including the common practice of measuring lipid levels in the fasting state, which often necessitates that patients return for an additional visit. In this review, we evaluate potential advantages and cautions associated with measuring lipids in the non-fasting state...
February 17, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455231/impact-of-a-multicenter-mentored-quality-collaborative-on-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism
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Ian Jenkins, Tamra O'Bryan, Janet Holdych, Gregory Maynard
BACKGROUND: Reliable prophylaxis of hospitalassociated venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is not achieved in many hospitals. Efforts to improve prophylaxis have had uneven results. OBJECTIVE: To reduce HA-VTE with a scalable quality improvement collaborative. DESIGN: A prospective, unblinded, open-intervention study with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: All adult inpatients at 35 community hospitals in California, Arizona, and Nevada...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454789/less-is-more-a-minimalist-approach-to-endoscopy
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Nicholas J Shaheen, M Brian Fennerty, Jacques J Bergman
A substantial literature documents inappropriate usage of gastrointestinal endoscopy in a variety of clinical settings. Overusage of endoscopy appears to be common, and 30% or more of procedures performed in some clinical settings have questionable indications. The potential reasons for overuse of endoscopy are multiple, and include cancer phobia, fear of medical malpractice litigation, profit motive, the investigation of "incidentalomas" found on other imaging, and under-appreciation of the delayed harms of endoscopy, among other reasons...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454570/fibrosis-score-impacts-survival-following-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-a-surveillance-end-results-and-epidemiology-seer-database-analysis
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Sivesh K Kamarajah
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Surgical extirpation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with background fibrosis remains a challenge. This study evaluated impact of fibrosis score on long term outcomes of patients undergoing surgical resection for HCC. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database (2004-2013), complete data on 1433 patients undergoing surgical resection for non-metastatic HCC were identified. Overall survival (OS) was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method...
February 14, 2018: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454360/reliability-of-length-measurements-collected-by-community-nurses-and-health-volunteers-in-rural-growth-monitoring-and-promotion-services
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Matilda E Laar, Grace S Marquis, Anna Lartey, Katherine Gray-Donald
BACKGROUND: Length measurements are important in growth, monitoring and promotion (GMP) for the surveillance of a child's weight-for-length and length-for-age. These two indices provide an indication of a child's risk of becoming wasted or stunted, and are more informative about a child's growth than the widely used weight-for-age index (underweight). Although the introduction of length measurements in GMP is recommended by the World Health Organization, concerns about the reliability of length measurements collected in rural outreach settings have been expressed by stakeholders...
February 17, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454125/management-of-skull-base-tumors-in-the-obstetric-population-a-case-series
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Blake H Priddy, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
BACKGROUND: Neoplasms rarely present during pregnancy. However, increase in plasma volume, hormone release induced growth, and tumor hypervascularity, can cause rapid symptoms. These range from not requiring intervention to necessitating emergent operations. OBJECTIVE: We describe an algorithm for the management of symptomatic neoplasm in the obstetric population, and provide recommendations regarding surgical indications and timing. METHODS: Patients who presented to a skull base clinic from 2010-2016 at large tertiary care hospital were reviewed to identify patients who presented with a skull base tumor during pregnancy...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453871/examining-the-incidence-and-presentation-of-melanoma-in-the-cardiothoracic-transplant-population
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Charles J Puza, Adela R Cardones, Paul J Mosca
Importance: The immunosuppression vital to maintaining transplanted organs comes with an increased incidence of cutaneous neoplasms. Understanding the genesis of malignant melanoma (MM) in transplant subpopulations is necessary for adequate disease surveillance. Objective: To determine the incidence and timing of presentation of MM in the cardiothoracic (heart and/or lung) transplant (CTT) population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a retrospective cohort study of 1164 patients who underwent a CTT from 2001 through 2016 with a median follow-up time of 4...
February 16, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453589/validity-of-triglyceride-glucose-index-as-an-indicator-for-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents-the-caspian-v-study
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Pooneh Angoorani, Ramin Heshmat, Hanieh-Sadat Ejtahed, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh, Hasan Ziaodini, Majzoubeh Taheri, Tahereh Aminaee, Azam Goodarzi, Mostafa Qorbani, Roya Kelishadi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the cut-off values of triglycerides and glucose (TyG) index as one of the indirect indices for metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a pediatric population. METHODS: This national study was conducted in 2015 on 14400 students, aged 7-18 years. They were selected by random cluster sampling from 30 provinces of our country during the fifth survey of a national school-based surveillance program. MetS was defined based on the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) criteria modified for the pediatric age group...
February 16, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453481/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-role-of-nurses-in-its-prevention
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Chadani Osti, Deepa Wosti, Bimala Pandey, Qinghua Zhao
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most frequent nosocomial infections among ventilated patients in ICUs, associated with an increase in days of ICU stay, morbidity, and mortality. Its prevention is a significant concern in every hospital. Most of the interventions and prevention strategies are part of routine nursing care. Nurses have different vital roles such as care provider, manager, educator, coordinator, and evaluator in preventing VAP. Lack of knowledge of infection prevention and proper nursing care among nurses may become a barrier in adhering to evidence-based guidelines for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453053/ultrasound-molecular-imaging-of-acute-cardiac-transplantation-rejection-using-nanobubbles-targeted-to-t-lymphocytes
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Jinfeng Liu, Yihan Chen, Guohua Wang, Qing Lv, Yali Yang, Jing Wang, Pingyu Zhang, Jie Liu, Yu Xie, Li Zhang, Mingxing Xie
Clinical surveillance of acute heart transplantation rejection requires repeated invasive endomyocardial biopsies and noninvasive diagnostic techniques are desperately needed. It is acknowledged that T lymphocyte infiltration is the central process of acute rejection. We hypothesized that ultrasound molecular imaging with T lymphocyte-targeted nanobubbles could be used to detect acute rejection in heart transplantation. In this study, nanobubbles bearing anti-CD3 antibody (NB CD3 ) or isotype antibody (NB con ) were prepared and characterized...
February 8, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452594/comparative-immunogenicity-of-preparations-of-yeast-derived-dengue-oral-vaccine-candidate
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Jyotiranjan Bal, Nguyen Ngoc Luong, Jisang Park, Ki-Duk Song, Yong-Suk Jang, Dae-Hyuk Kim
BACKGROUND: Dengue is listed as a neglected tropical disease by the Center for Disease Control and Preservation, as there are insufficient integrated surveillance strategies, no effective treatment, and limited licensed vaccines. Consisting of four genetically distinct serotypes, dengue virus (DENV) causes serious life-threatening infections due to its complexity. Antibody-dependent enhancement by pre-existing cross-reactive as well as homotypic antibodies further worsens the clinical symptoms of dengue...
February 16, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452583/does-rituximab-improve-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Changjun Wang, Qingyao Ning, Kai Jin, Jiajun Xie, Juan Ye
BACKGROUND: The current therapies of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) were still a challenging matter. In this study, we aimed to contrast the impact of before- after rituximab (RTX) therapy in the patients with TAO. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and SCOPUS databases for articles published up to July 3, 2017. Fixed- or random-effects meta-analysis was used to provide pooled estimates of standard mean difference (SMD) both the primary outcome from clinical activity score (CAS), and secondary outcomes from thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb), proptosis, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels...
February 17, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450753/use-of-breast-imaging-after-treatment-for-locoregional-breast-cancer-aft-01
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Taiwo Adesoye, Jessica R Schumacher, Heather B Neuman, Stephen Edge, Daniel McKellar, David P Winchester, Amanda B Francescatti, Caprice C Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Annual mammography is recommended after breast cancer treatment. However, studies suggest its under-utilization for Medicare patients. Utilization in the broader population is unknown, as is the role of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Understanding factors associated with imaging use is critical to improvement of adherence to recommendations. METHODS: A random sample of 9835 eligible patients receiving surgery for stages 2 and 3 breast cancer from 2006 to 2007 was selected from the National Cancer Database for primary data collection...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450530/screening-for-ovarian-cancer-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
#18
Jillian T Henderson, Elizabeth M Webber, George F Sawaya
Importance: Ovarian cancer is relatively rare but the fifth-leading cause of cancer mortality among United States women. Objective: To systematically review evidence on benefits and harms of ovarian cancer screening among average-risk women to inform the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Collaboration Registry of Controlled Trials; studies published in English from January 1, 2003, through January 31, 2017; ongoing surveillance in targeted publications through November 22, 2017...
February 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449287/global-influenza-hospital-based-surveillance-network-gihsn-results-of-surveillance-of-influenza-and-other-respiratory-viruses-in-hospitalised-patients-in-brazil-2015
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Sonia M Raboni, Fernanda E A Moura, Braulia C Caetano, Valéria M Avanzi, Luciane A Pereira, Meri B Nogueira, Luine R Vidal, Isabel C F Tavares, Florence K Pradel, Valentina S Picot, Joan Puig-Barbera, Marilda M Siqueira
BACKGROUND: Influenza-like illness occurs annually worldwide, with peak timing and severity varying seasonally, resulting in significant annual mortality. OBJECTIVES: There were three objectives: (1) to describe the epidemiological and clinical features of hospitalised patients with severe acute respiratory infection caused by influenza and other respiratory viruses (ORVs); (2) to report the influenza seasonality in the region and (3) to correlate findings of influenza circulation and immunisation time in Brazil...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449171/changes-in-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-commonly-clinically-significant-isolates-before-and-after-the-interventions-on-surgical-prophylactic-antibiotics-spas-in-shanghai
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Su Wang, Li-Zhong Han, Yu-Xing Ni, Yi-Bo Zhang, Qun Wang, Da-Ke Shi, Wen-Hui Li, Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Rong Mi
Surveillances and interventions on antibiotics use have been suggested to improve serious drug-resistance worldwide. Since 2007, our hospital have proposed many measures for regulating surgical prophylactic antibiotics (carbapenems, third gen. cephalosporins, vancomycin, etc.) prescribing practices, like formulary restriction or replacement for surgical prophylactic antibiotics and timely feedback. To assess the impacts on drug-resistance after interventions, we enrolled infected patients in 2006 (pre-intervention period) and 2014 (post-intervention period) in a tertiary hospital in Shanghai...
February 12, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
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