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Sari L Reisner, Madeline B Deutsch, Sarah M Peitzmeier, Jaclyn M White Hughto, Timothy Cavanaugh, Dana J Pardee, Sarah McLean, Elliot J Marrow, Matthew J Mimiaga, Lori Panther, Marcy Gelman, Jamison Green, Jennifer Potter
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer, nearly all cases of which are caused by one of several high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (hr-HPV), leads to significant morbidity and mortality in individuals with a cervix. Trans masculine (TM) individuals were born with female reproductive organs and identify as male, man, transgender man, or another diverse gender identity different from their female assigned sex at birth. Routine preventive sexual health screening of TM patients is recommended, including screening for cervical cancer and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, as many as one in three TM patients are not up-to-date per recommended U...
June 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644697/contemporary-treatment-of-renal-tumors-a-questionnaire-survey-in-the-nordic-countries-the-norenca-i-study
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Harry Nisen, Petrus Järvinen, Magnus Fovaeus, Eirikur Guðmundsson, Bjarne Kromann-Andersen, Börje Ljungberg, Lars Lund, Frode Nilsen, Pernilla Sundqvist, Christian Beisland
OBJECTIVE: The five Nordic countries comprise 25 million people, and have similar treatment traditions and healthcare systems. To take advantage of these similarities, a collaborative group (Nordic Renal Cancer Group, NORENCA) was founded in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire of 17 questions on renal tumor management and surgical education was designed and sent to 91 institutions performing renal tumor surgery in 2015. The response rate was 68% (62 hospitals), including 28 academic, 25 central and nine district hospitals...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608352/an-approach-to-an-acute-emotional-stress-reference-scale
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J M Garzon-Rey, A Arza, C de-la-Camara, A Lobo, A Armario, J Aguilo
INTRODUCTION: The clinical diagnosis aims to identify the degree of affectation of the psycho-physical state of the patient as a guide to therapeutic intervention. In stress, the lack of a measurement tool based on a reference makes it difficult to quantitatively assess this degree of affectation. AIM: To define and perform a primary assessment of a standard reference in order to measure acute emotional stress from the markers identified as indicators of the degree...
June 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602138/validation-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-computerized-adaptive-tests-against-the-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score-for-6-common-foot-and-ankle-pathologies
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Jayme C B Koltsov, Stephen T Greenfield, Dylan Soukup, Huong T Do, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: The field of foot and ankle surgery lacks a widely accepted gold-standard patient-reported outcome instrument. With the changing infrastructure of the medical profession, more efficient patient-reported outcome tools are needed to reduce respondent burden and increase participation while providing consistent and reliable measurement across multiple pathologies and disciplines. The primary purpose of the present study was to validate 3 Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System computer adaptive tests (CATs) most relevant to the foot and ankle discipline against the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) and the Short Form 12 general health status survey in patients with 6 common foot and ankle pathologies...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589283/evaluation-of-focus-surface-water-pesticide-concentration-predictions-and-risk-assessment-of-field-measured-pesticide-mixtures-a-crop-based-approach-under-mediterranean-conditions
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Ana Santos Pereira, Michiel A Daam, Maria José Cerejeira
FOCUS models are used in the European regulatory risk assessment (RA) to predict individual pesticide concentrations in edge-of-field surface waters. The scenarios used in higher tier FOCUS simulations were mainly based on Central/North European, and work is needed to underpin the validity of simulated exposure profiles for Mediterranean agroecosystems. In addition, the RA of chemicals are traditionally evaluated on the basis of single substances although freshwater life is generally exposed to a multitude of pesticides...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589179/the-role-of-surgeons-on-the-development-and-performance-of-endoscopy
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REVIEW
Kemal Dolay, Mustafa Hasbahçeci
Endoscopy is being frequently performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications in surgical practice. Surgery, as a scientific area, has an important role in the propagation of therapeutic endoscopic procedures. The contribution of surgeons to the evolution of endoscopic applications and its practice is a triggering factor for the improvement of endoscopic instruments and their widespread use. Training and education on basic diagnostic and therapeutic surgical endoscopy should be implemented as part of general surgery residency core program, according to accepted standardized criteria, in order for general surgeons to perform endoscopic applications in the future...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569219/hdl-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-contributing-factors-and-relationship-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis
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Beatriz Tejera-Segura, María Macía-Díaz, José David Machado, Antonia de Vera-González, Jose A García-Dopico, José M Olmos, José L Hernández, Federico Díaz-González, Miguel A González-Gay, Iván Ferraz-Amaro
BACKGROUND: Lipid profiles appear to be altered in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients because of disease activity and inflammation. Cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC), which is the ability of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol to accept cholesterol from macrophages, has been linked not only to cardiovascular events in the general population but also to being impaired in patients with RA. The aim of this study was to establish whether CEC is related to subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in patients with RA...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557817/accuracy-of-capillary-and-arterial-whole-blood-glucose-measurements-using-a-glucose-meter-in-patients-under-general-anesthesia-in-the-operating-room
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Brad S Karon, Leslie J Donato, Chelsie M Larsen, Lindsay K Siebenaler, Amy E Wells, Christina M Wood-Wentz, Mary E Shirk-Marienau, Timothy B Curry
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a glucose meter with surgical patients under general anesthesia in the operating room. METHODS: Glucose measurements were performed intraoperatively on 368 paired capillary and arterial whole blood samples using a Nova StatStrip (Nova Biomedical, USA) glucose meter and compared with 368 reference arterial whole blood glucose measurements by blood gas analyzer in 196 patients. Primary outcomes were median bias (meter minus reference), percentage of glucose meter samples meeting accuracy criteria for subcutaneous insulin dosing as defined by Parkes error grid analysis for type 1 diabetes mellitus, and accuracy criteria for intravenous insulin infusion as defined by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines...
May 30, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544834/in-vitro-pulsatile-flow-measurement-in-prosthetic-heart-valves-an-inter-laboratory-comparison
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Stephen M Retta, Jeff Kepner, Salvador Marquez, Bruce A Herman, Mark C S Shu, Laurence W Grossman
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF STUDY: One of the first steps in qualifying a new prosthetic valve for eventual clinical use is preclinical flow performance testing in vitro. Such testing is typically performed in an in-vitro test system that simulates the pumping mechanics of the left ventricle of the heart, generally referred to as a pulse duplicator or duplicator. Historically, test results in these systems have varied from duplicator to duplicator. This collaborative effort between heart valve manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was designed to evaluate the variability of the pulse duplicator test technology for pulsatile flow performance measurement in an interlaboratory round robin...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536088/the-use-of-text-messaging-to-improve-the-hospital-to-community-transition-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-txt2prevent-intervention-development-and-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Emily S Ross, Brodie M Sakakibara, Martha H Mackay, David Gt Whitehurst, Joel Singer, Mustafa Toma, Kitty K Corbett, Harriette Gc Van Spall, Kimberly Rutherford, Bobby Gheorghiu, Jillianne Code, Scott A Lear
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome, including acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is one of the leading causes for hospitalization, with AMI 30-day readmission rates around 20%. Supporting patient information needs and increasing adherence to recommended self-management behaviors during transition from hospital to home has the potential to improve patient outcomes. Text messages have been effective in other interventions and may be suitable to provide support to patients during this transition period...
May 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497936/grading-health-claims-by-weight-of-evidence-would-make-for-a-better-informed-public
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François A Allaert, Jacques Vandermander, Florent Herpin, Gabrielle Ventura
In the European Regulation 1924/2006 (1) and especially its first recital; the evaluation of health claims (HC) by European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) was introduced so as "to ensure a high level of consumer protection, [and] give the consumer the necessary information to make choices in full knowledge of the facts…" Now, with 10 years of hindsight since the Regulation was adopted, it can be asked whether EFSA HC process of evaluation that led to a marginal number of accepted claims is consistent with this objective, not just for protecting consumers but for allowing them to decide freely and make informed choices...
May 10, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478703/a-bioreactor-to-identify-the-driving-mechanical-stimuli-of-tissue-growth-and-remodeling
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Mathieu A J van Kelle, Pim J A Oomen, Jurgen A Bulsink, Marloes W J T Janssen-van den Broek, Richard G P Lopata, Marcel C M Rutten, Sandra Loerakker, Carlijn V C Bouten
Tissue growth and remodeling are essential processes that should ensure long-term functionality of tissue-engineered (TE) constructs. Even though it is widely recognized that these processes strongly depend on mechanical stimuli, the underlying mechanisms of mechanically induced growth and remodeling are only partially understood. It is generally accepted that cells sense mechanical changes and respond by altering their surroundings, by means of extracellular matrix growth and remodeling, in an attempt to return to a certain preferred mechanical homeostatic state...
June 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475139/intake-procedures-in-colorado-animal-shelters
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Anna Fagre, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Rebecca Ruch-Gallie
The purpose of this study was to describe intake procedures in Colorado animal shelters, compare infectious disease screening protocols in shelters taking in animals from out-of-state to shelters only accepting animals from Colorado, and analyze perceived risk of diseases in Colorado by responding shelter personnel. A questionnaire was designed and administered to shelter personnel across the state of Colorado via the survey tool SurveyMonkey© (http://www.surveymonkey.com) or a mailed hard copy. Information collected concerned general shelter characteristics and intake procedures performed in various circumstances as reported by responding shelter personnel...
May 5, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452384/an-academic-researcher-s-guide-to-increased-impact-on-regulatory-assessment-of-chemicals
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Marlene Ågerstrand, Anna Sobek, Karl Lilja, Maria Linderoth, Lina Wendt-Rasch, Ann-Sofie Wernersson, Christina Rudén
The interactions between academic research and regulatory assessment of chemicals may in theory seem straightforward: researchers perform studies, and these studies are used by regulators for decision-making. However, in practice the situation is more complex, and many factors decide a research study's regulatory use. According to several EU chemical legislations, all available and relevant studies can be used in hazard and risk assessment of chemicals. However, in practice, standard tests conducted under GLP and sponsored and provided by industry are predominantly used...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444772/multi-atlas-approach-with-local-registration-goodness-weighting-for-mri-based-electron-density-mapping-of-head-and-neck-anatomy
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Reza Farjam, Neelam Tyagi, Harini Veeraraghavan, Aditya Apte, Kristen Zakian, Margie A Hunt, Joseph O Deasy
PURPOSE: The growing use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a substitute for computed tomography-based treatment planning requires the development of effective algorithms to generate electron density maps for treatment planning and patient setup verification. The purpose of this work was to develop a method to synthesize computerized tomography (CT) for MR-only radiotherapy of head and neck cancer patients. METHODS: The algorithm is based on registration of multiple patient datasets containing both MRI and CT images (a "multi-atlas" algorithm)...
April 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426561/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-trauma
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Benjamin N Jacobs, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, Jill L Jakubus, Judy N Mikhail, John J Fath, Scott E Regenbogen, Mark R Hemmila
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in trauma patients. Pharmacologic prophylaxis is utilized in trauma patients to reduce their risk of a VTE event. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma guidelines recommend use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as the preferred agent in these patients. However, there is literature suggesting that unfractionated heparin (UFH) is an acceptable, and less costly, alternative VTE prophylaxis agent with equivalent efficacy in trauma patients...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419255/unannounced-versus-announced-hospital-surveys-a-nationwide-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lars Holger Ehlers, Katherina Beltoft Simonsen, Morten Berg Jensen, Gitte Sand Rasmussen, Anne Vingaard Olesen
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of unannounced versus announced surveys in detecting non-compliance with accreditation standards in public hospitals. Design: A nationwide cluster-randomized controlled trial. Setting and participants: All public hospitals in Denmark were invited. Twenty-three hospitals (77%) (3 university hospitals, 5 psychiatric hospitals and 15 general hospitals) agreed to participate. Intervention: Twelve hospitals were randomized to receive unannounced surveys (intervention group) and eleven hospitals to receive announced surveys (control group)...
June 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406105/patients-feelings-about-the-presence-of-medical-students-in-a-new-teaching-hospital-in-southwestern-nigeria
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Philip Babatunde Adebayo, Stephen Olabode Asaolu, Adeolu Oladayo Akinboro, Adeseye Abiodun Akintunde, Olawale Adebayo Olakulehin, Olugbenga Edward Ayodele
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate how patients feel about the introduction of medical students into a former general hospital transformed to a teaching hospital in southwestern Nigeria and to also assess the extent to which they are willing to involve medical students in the management of their conditions. METHODS: In a descriptive cross-sectional study, a sample of 251 randomly selected patients were interviewed using a pretested questionnaire that assessed patients' demography, patients' acceptance of and reaction to the involvement of medical students in their clinical care including the specific procedures the patients would allow medical students to perform...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397450/bethesda-system-in-the-evaluation-of-thyroid-nodules-review
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REVIEW
Marta Wesoła, Michał Jeleń
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is an important and widely accepted method used in the diagnosis of patients with thyroid nodules.The lack of consistency in reporting FNA taken from the thyroid gland has led to divergences in the calculation of the sensitivity and specificity of the method. Discrepancies depend on what was considered to be true or false negative/positive. This resulted in confusion among doctors, who had to decide how to manage the patient with constantly changing positive or negative results of the FNA...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386628/paediatric-magnetic-resonance-enteroclysis-under-general-anaesthesia-initial-experience
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Sophie Sadigh, Mark Chopra, Michael R Sury, Neil Shah, Øystein E Olsen, Tom A Watson
MR enterography is the accepted imaging reference standard for small bowel assessment in inflammatory bowel disease. There is an increasing cohort of children with inflammatory bowel disease presenting at an early age (<5 years) with severe disease. Younger children present a technical challenge for enterography because of the need for sedation/general anaesthesia to allow image optimisation and the need for oral contrast to allow adequate luminal assessment. Through our experiences, MR enteroclysis under general anaesthesia has proven to be a successful imaging technique for the work-up of these patients...
April 6, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
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