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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102986/medical-qualification-determinations-final-rule
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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule to revise its regulations for medical qualification determinations. The revised regulations update references and language; add and modify definitions; clarify coverage and applicability; address the need for medical documentation and medical examination and/or testing for an applicant or employee whose position may or may not have medical standards and/or physical requirements; and recommend the establishment of agency medical review boards...
18, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102637/american-geriatrics-society-policy-priorities-for-new-administration-and-115-th-congress
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Nancy E Lundebjerg, Peter Hollmann, Michael L Malone
In a recent letter sent to then President-Elect Trump and to Senate and House leaders, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) addressed federal programs and policies that are important to the health, independence, and quality of life of older Americans and their families. This paper is a statement of the Society's core policy priorities and the Society's positions on federal programs and policies that support older Americans as articulated to the new administration. The AGS is committed to leveraging its expertise to inform regulatory and legislative policy proposals...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101899/recommendations-for-the-use-of-sensor-augmented-pumps-with-predictive-low-glucose-suspend-features-in-children-the-importance-of-education
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Andrea E Scaramuzza, Claudia Arnaldi, Valentino Cherubini, Elvira Piccinno, Ivana Rabbone, Sonia Toni, Stefano Tumini, Gilberto Candela, Paola Cipriano, Lucia Ferrito, Lorenzo Lenzi, Davide Tinti, Ohad Cohen, Fortunato Lombardo
Sensor-augmented pumps, which consist of a pump and a continuous glucose monitoring system, offer considerable therapeutic opportunities, despite requiring close attention in the early phase of their use. The aim of this paper is to provide recommendations on the use of a predictive low glucose management (PLGM) system (Minimed 640G™, Medtronic, Northridge, CA, USA) in adolescents with type 1 diabetes either at the start of therapy or during follow-up. Sound clinical recommendations on PLGM are of increasing importance since several recent papers have reported significant clinical improvements in patients with PLGM, especially in adults...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101587/factors-limiting-formation-of-community-forestry-enterprises-in-the-southern-mixteca-region-of-oaxaca-mexico
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José Antonio Hernández-Aguilar, Héctor Sergio Cortina-Villar, Luis Enrique García-Barrios, Miguel Ángel Castillo-Santiago
Many studies have considered community-based forestry enterprises to be the best option for development of rural Mexican communities with forests. While some of Mexico's rural communities with forests receive significant economic and social benefits from having a community forestry enterprise, the majority have not formed such enterprises. The purpose of this article is to identify and describe factors limiting the formation of community forestry enterprise in rural communities with temperate forests in the Southern Mixteca region of Oaxaca, Mexico...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099675/a-newly-licensed-nurse-orientation-program-evaluation-focus-on-outcomes
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Nancy Phoenix Bittner, Gayle Gravlin, Claire MacDonald, Darlene Bourgeois
The aim of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of a redesigned newly licensed nurse orientation program. A unique aspect of this program was an end-of-orientation simulated four-patient assignment that was designed to assess five categories of critical thinking: prioritization and delegation, problem recognition, clinical decision making, clinical implementation, and reflection. Newly licensed nurses' critical thinking was measured by the Advisory Board's Critical Thinking Diagnostic tool at 10 weeks, 6 months, and 12 months...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099323/anesthesia-and-databases-pediatric-cardiac-disease-as-a-role-model
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David F Vener, Sara K Pasquali, Emad B Mossad
Large data sets have now become ubiquitous in clinical medicine; they are particularly useful in high-acuity, low-volume conditions such as congenital heart disease where data must be collected from many centers. These data fall into 2 categories: administrative data arising from hospital admissions and charges and clinical data relating to specific diseases or procedures. In congenital cardiac diseases, there are now over a dozen of these data sets or registries focusing on various elements of patient care...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098958/perilesional-hyperintensity-on-t1-weighted-images-in-intra-axial-brain-masses-other-than-cavernous-malformations
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S Ali Nabavizadeh, Dasha Pechersky, J Eric Schmitt, MacLean Nasrallah, Ronald Wolf, Laurie Loevner, Alexander C Mamourian
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hyperintensity on T1-weighted imaging in perilesional vasogenic edema has been reported as a useful sign for differentiating cavernous malformation from other hemorrhagic intra-axial masses. In this study, we investigated the frequency of perilesional hyperintensity on T1-weighted imaging in patients with intra-axial hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic brain masses. METHODS: The study was performed with the approval of the institutional review board...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098706/current-trends-in-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-surgery-among-newly-trained-orthopaedic-surgeons
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Ryan M Degen, Christopher L Camp, Johnathan A Bernard, David M Dines, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
INTRODUCTION: Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstructions are being performed with an increasing annual incidence. The purpose of this study was to evaluate trends in UCL surgery among recently trained orthopaedic surgeons. METHODS: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) database was used to identify all UCL reconstructions from 2004 to 2013. Procedures were identified by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and verified by International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097947/evaluating-waste-printed-circuit-boards-recycling-opportunities-and-challenges-a-mini-review
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Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Gabriel Ionut Zlamparet, Xianlai Zeng, Jinhui Li
Rapid generation of waste printed circuit boards has become a very serious issue worldwide. Numerous techniques have been developed in the last decade to resolve the pollution from waste printed circuit boards, and also recover valuable metals from the waste printed circuit boards stream on a large-scale. However, these techniques have their own certain specific drawbacks that need to be rectified properly. In this review article, these recycling technologies are evaluated based on a strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis...
January 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097371/high-resolution-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-solitary-orbital-tumors-3d-turbo-field-echo-with-diffusion-sensitized-driven-equilibrium-dsde-tfe-preparation-technique
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Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Makoto Obara, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: To differentiate cystic from solid solitary intraorbital tumors using 3D turbo field echo with diffusion-sensitized driven-equilibrium preparation without contrast material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review boards, and written informed consent was waived. A total of 26 patients with intraorbital tumors were studied. Motion probing gradients were conducted at one direction with b‑values of 0 and 500 s/mm(2)...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096725/added-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-on-biopsies-of-focal-hepatic-lesions-invisible-on-fusion-imaging-guidance
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Tae Wook Kang, Min Woo Lee, Kyoung Doo Song, Mimi Kim, Seung Soo Kim, Seong Hyun Kim, Sang Yun Ha
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with Sonazoid can improve the lesion conspicuity and feasibility of percutaneous biopsies for focal hepatic lesions invisible on fusion imaging of real-time ultrasonography (US) with computed tomography/magnetic resonance images, and evaluate its impact on clinical decision making. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Institutional Review Board approved this retrospective study. Between June 2013 and January 2015, 711 US-guided percutaneous biopsies were performed for focal hepatic lesions...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096175/circulation-cardiovascular-interventions-editors-and-editorial-board
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January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095959/general-aviation-pilots-over-70-years-old
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Alpo Vuorio, Saryani Asmayawati, Bruce Budowle, Robin Griffiths, Timo Strandberg, Jaana Kuoppala, Antti Sajantila
BACKGROUND: Currently it is not unusual for general aviation pilots in the United States to continue to fly beyond the age of 70, even into their 80s and 90s. Pilots have regular examinations according to protocols which do not specify special or additional requirements for pilots over 70 yr of age. Additionally, the third class medical reforms passed by the U.S. Senate on 15 July 2016 could potentially result in even less stringent medical certification requirements for general aviation pilots...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095902/identification-of-positive-selection-in-genes-is-greatly-improved-by-using-experimentally-informed-site-specific-models
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Jesse D Bloom
BACKGROUND: Sites of positive selection are identified by comparing observed evolutionary patterns to those expected under a null model for evolution in the absence of such selection. For protein-coding genes, the most common null model is that nonsynonymous and synonymous mutations fix at equal rates; this unrealistic model has limited power to detect many interesting forms of selection. RESULTS: I describe a new approach that uses a null model based on experimental measurements of a gene's site-specific amino-acid preferences generated by deep mutational scanning in the lab...
January 17, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095878/black-blood-thrombus-imaging-bti-a-contrast-free-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-approach-for-the-diagnosis-of-non-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Guoxi Xie, Hanwei Chen, Xueping He, Jianke Liang, Wei Deng, Zhuonan He, Yufeng Ye, Qi Yang, Xiaoming Bi, Xin Liu, Debiao Li, Zhaoyang Fan
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common but elusive illness that can result in long-term disability or death. Accurate detection of thrombosis and assessment of its size and distribution are critical for treatment decision-making. In the present study, we sought to develop and evaluate a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) black-blood thrombus imaging (BTI) technique, based on delay alternating with nutation for tailored excitation black-blood preparation and variable flip angle turbo-spin-echo readout, for the diagnosis of non-acute DVT...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095758/ethical-difficulties-in-healthcare
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Cinzia Leuter, Carmen La Cerra, Santina Calisse, Danila Dosa, Cristina Petrucci, Loreto Lancia
BACKGROUND: Advances in biomedical sciences, technologies and care practices have resulted in an increase in ethical problems and a resulting growth of difficulties encountered by health workers in their professional activity. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to analyse knowledge in the ethical field and experience with and the propensity for using ethics consultations by nurses and physicians. METHODS: Between March and June 2014, a cross-sectional observational study was conducted on a sample of 351 nurses and 128 physicians in four central Italian hospitals...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095308/lithium-induced-malaise-does-not-interfere-with-adaptation-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-to-stress
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Maria Sanchís-Ollé, Juan Antonio Ortega-Sánchez, Xavier Belda, Humberto Gagliano, Roser Nadal, Antonio Armario
We have recently demonstrated that adaptation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis to repeated exposure to a stressor does not follow the rules of habituation and can be fully expressed after a single experience with severe stressors. In the present work we tested the hypothesis that adaptation could be impaired if animals experience malaise during initial exposure to the stressor. To this end, animals were allowed to drink saccharin for 30min before being exposed for 3h to immobilization on boards (IMO), a severe stressor; then they were given either saline or lithium ip after the first hour of IMO...
January 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095171/drug-interaction-database-sensitivity-with-oral-antineoplastics-an-exploratory-analysis
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John B Bossaer, Christan M Thomas
PURPOSE: Drug interactions are a concern in oncology with the shift toward oral antineoplastics (OAs). Using electronic databases to screen for drug interactions with OAs is a common practice. There is little literature to guide clinicians on the reliability of these systems with OAs. The primary objective of this study was to explore the sensitivity of commonly available drug interaction databases in detecting drug interactions with OAs. METHODS: A list of 20 drug interactions with OAs was developed by two Board-certified oncology pharmacists...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095059/what-s-the-harm-harms-in-research-with-adults-with-intellectual-disability
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Katherine E McDonald, Nicole E Conroy, Robert S Olick, The Project Ethics Expert Panel
Scientific advances can improve the lives of adults with intellectual disability, yet concerns that research participation may impose harm impede scientific progress. What counts as harmful can be subjective and perceptions of harm may vary among stakeholders. We studied perspectives on the harmfulness of research events among adults with intellectual disability, family members and friends, disability service providers, researchers, and Institutional Review Board members. We found considerable variance. For example, adults with intellectual disability see exclusion from research as more harmful, but most psychosocial harms as less significant than others...
January 2017: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094848/the-eighth-edition-ajcc-cancer-staging-manual-continuing-to-build-a-bridge-from-a-population-based-to-a-more-personalized-approach-to-cancer-staging
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Mahul B Amin, Frederick L Greene, Stephen B Edge, Carolyn C Compton, Jeffrey E Gershenwald, Robert K Brookland, Laura Meyer, Donna M Gress, David R Byrd, David P Winchester
The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging manual has become the benchmark for classifying patients with cancer, defining prognosis, and determining the best treatment approaches. Many view the primary role of the tumor, lymph node, metastasis (TNM) system as that of a standardized classification system for evaluating cancer at a population level in terms of the extent of disease, both at initial presentation and after surgical treatment, and the overall impact of improvements in cancer treatment...
January 17, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
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