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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538984/accuracy-of-medical-claims-for-identifying-cardiovascular-and-bleeding-events-after-myocardial-infarction-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-translate-acs-study
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Patricia O Guimarães, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Lisa A Kaltenbach, Kevin J Anstrom, Mark B Effron, Daniel B Mark, Patrick L McCollam, Linda Davidson-Ray, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
Importance: Pragmatic clinical trial designs have proposed the use of medical claims data to ascertain clinical events; however, the accuracy of billed diagnoses in identifying potential events is unclear. Objectives: To compare the 1-year cumulative incidences of events when events were identified by medical claims vs by physician adjudication and to assess the accuracy of bill-identified events using physician adjudication as the criterion standard. Design, Setting, and Participants: This post hoc analysis of a clinical trial assessed the medical claims forms and records for all rehospitalizations at 233 US hospitals within 1 year of the index acute myocardial infarction (MI) of 12 365 patients enrolled in the Treatment With Adenosine Diphosphate Receptor Inhibitors: Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Patterns and Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome (TRANSLATE-ACS) study between April 1, 2010, and October 31, 2012...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538881/efficacy-and-safety-of-superficial-chemical-peeling-in-treatment-of-active-acne-vulgaris
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Hassanain Al-Talib, Alyaa Al-Khateeb, Ayad Hameed, Chandrika Murugaiah
Acne vulgaris is an extremely common condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit of the skin and characterized by presence of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, cysts, which might result in permanent scars. Acne vulgaris commonly involve adolescents and young age groups. Active acne vulgaris is usually associated with several complications like hyper or hypopigmentation, scar formation and skin disfigurement. Previous studies have targeted the efficiency and safety of local and systemic agents in the treatment of active acne vulgaris...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538818/contributions-to-a-brazilian-code-of-conduct-for-fieldwork-in-geology-an-approach-based-on-geoconservation-and-geoethics
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Kátia L Mansur, Luiza C M O Ponciano, Aline R S F DE Castro
When considering the numerous events that have prohibited the development of scientific projects or caused destruction of outcrops, it is clear that there is rapidly increasing necessity to define a Brazilian Code of Conduct for geological fieldwork. In general, this destruction is attributed to lack of knowledge as to the relevance of geological sites. The aim of this Code of Conduct is to guide geologists to adopt good practices during geoscience activities. Proposed guidelines are based on Codes of Conduct from other countries, mainly Scotland and England, on situations described in papers and on the personal experience of the authors...
May 22, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538645/increased-mortality-in-trauma-patients-who-develop-post-intubation-hypotension
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Robert S Green, Michael B Butler, Mete Erdogan
BACKGROUND: Post-intubation hypotension (PIH) is common and associated with poor outcomes in critically ill patient populations requiring emergency endotracheal intubation (ETI). The importance of PIH in the trauma population remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of PIH in trauma patients and assess the association of PIH with patient outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective case series of adult (≥16 years) patients who were intubated on arrival at a tertiary trauma center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada between 2000 and 2015...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538613/acute-retinal-damage-after-using-a-toxic-perfluoro-octane-for-vitreo-retinal-surgery
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J Carlos Pastor, Rosa M Coco, Ivan Fernandez-Bueno, Maria L Alonso-Alonso, Jesús Medina, Aurelio Sanz-Arranz, Fernando Rull, Manuel J Gayoso, Antonio Dueñas, Maria T Garcia-Gutierrez, Lucia Gonzalez-Buendia, Santiago Delgado-Tirado, Emilio Abecia, Miguel Ruiz-Miguel, Miguel A Serrano, Jose M Ruiz-Moreno, Girish K Srivastava
PURPOSE: To describe a series of retinal acute toxicity cases with severe visual loss after intraocular use of a toxic perfluoro-octane (PFO). The clinical presentation is described, and the likely causes are analyzed. New biological methods for testing safety of intraocular medical devices are proposed. METHODS: Information regarding a series of eyes suffering acute severe events after intraocular use of a toxic PFO was analyzed. Four types of spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and chromatography were used to identify the potential PFO contaminants...
June 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538557/safety-of-outpatient-circumferential-body-lift-evidence-from-42-consecutive-cases
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J John Makipour, Erik Nuveen, Diana Abbott
BACKGROUND: Circumferential lower body lifts have become more prevalent with the rise of massive weight loss surgery. This has historically required inpatient admission. Only three previous groups have published their experience with outpatient lower body lifts. METHODS: The authors reviewed their experience with 42 consecutive outpatient circumferential body lifts from 2010 to 2016, and report patient demographics, operative details, and postoperative outcomes...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538556/a-randomized-controlled-multicenter-study-of-juv%C3%A3-derm-voluma-for-enhancement-of-malar-volume-in-chinese-subjects
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Dong Li, Xiaojun Wang, Yan Wu, Jiaming Sun, Qin Li, Shuzhong Guo, Yi Jia, Diane K Murphy
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid gels are used to restore volume to the midface, but there are few data published on this use in Asian subjects. METHODS: This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness in Chinese subjects of Juvéderm Voluma, a 20-mg/ml hyaluronic acid gel formulated for midface volumizing. This prospective, multicenter study randomized 119 subjects aged 18 years or older to a treatment group and 27 subjects to a no-treatment control group. The primary effectiveness endpoint was the objectively measured magnitude of change from baseline in volume of the midface area (right and left combined) calculated by digital analysis at month 6 using three-dimensional images for all subjects in both groups...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538463/implementation-of-a-modified-bedside-handoff-for-a-postpartum-unit
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Christine A Wollenhaup, Eleanor L Stevenson, Julie Thompson, Helen A Gordon, Gloria Nunn
The most frequent cause of sentinel events is poor communication during the nurse-to-nurse handoff process. Standardized methods of handoff do not fit in every patient care setting. The aims of this quality improvement project were to successfully implement a modified bedside handoff model, with some report outside and some inside the patient's room, in a postpartum unit. A structured educational module and champion nurses were used. The new model was evaluated based on the change in compliance, patient satisfaction, and nursing satisfaction...
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538386/safety-and-efficiency-of-sglt2-inhibitor-combining-with-insulin-in-subjects-with-diabetes-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yingying Yang, Shi Chen, Hui Pan, Yun Zou, Bo Wang, Guixia Wang, Huijuan Zhu
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the safety and efficiency of the novel sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor in combinations with insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T1DM and T2DM). METHODS: We searched Medline, Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Collaboration Library from January 2010 to December 2016 without restriction of language. FDA data and Clinical Trials (http://www.clinicaltrials.gov) were also searched. Study selection, data extraction, and evaluation of risk of bias were performed by 2 persons independently...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538384/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-surgery-for-hemostasis-a-meta-analysis
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Pei Zhang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Yuan Liang, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing hip fracture surgery frequently require blood transfusion. Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been widely used to decrease blood loss and transfusion rates in joint replacement surgery. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate efficacy and safety of intravenous TXA administration in patients suffering from hip fractures. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched before December 2016 by 2 independent reviewers, including Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, the Chinese Biomedical Literature database, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538111/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-effects-of-angptl3-antisense-oligonucleotides
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Mark J Graham, Richard G Lee, Teresa A Brandt, Li-Jung Tai, Wuxia Fu, Raechel Peralta, Rosie Yu, Eunju Hurh, Erika Paz, Bradley W McEvoy, Brenda F Baker, Nguyen C Pham, Andres Digenio, Steven G Hughes, Richard S Geary, Joseph L Witztum, Rosanne M Crooke, Sotirios Tsimikas
Background Epidemiologic and genomewide association studies have linked loss-of-function variants in ANGPTL3, encoding angiopoietin-like 3, with low levels of plasma lipoproteins. Methods We evaluated antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) targeting Angptl3 messenger RNA (mRNA) for effects on plasma lipid levels, triglyceride clearance, liver triglyceride content, insulin sensitivity, and atherosclerosis in mice. Subsequently, 44 human participants (with triglyceride levels of either 90 to 150 mg per deciliter [1...
May 24, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538056/engaging-all-employees-in-efforts-to-achieve-high-reliability
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Anne Marie Benedicto
DRAMATIC AND NUMEROUS advances in science, technology, and medicine provide new opportunities to keep people healthy as well as to diagnose, treat, and cure disease. Unfortunately, increasing complexity increases opportunities for mistakes and errors, particularly in healthcare organizations as they struggle to prevent patient harm (). Safety problems persist and harm to patients continues despite widespread attention to the need for improvement ().An engaged and empowered workforce is critical to improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes, and correcting unsafe conditions ()...
July 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538045/donor-derived-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-patients-toward-a-holistic-approach
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Esther Benamu, Cameron R Wolfe, Jose G Montoya
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Solid organ demand far exceeds organ supply. Strategies to increase the donor pool include the liberalization of selection criteria without increasing the risk of unexpected donor-derived infection (DDI), a rare complication of transplantation carrying high morbidity and mortality. We review the challenging aspects in the prevention of DDI, focusing on the complexities of data sharing and efficient communication and the role infectious diseases specialists play in the process...
May 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538024/effects-of-vilazodone-on-suicidal-ideation-and-behavior-in-adults-with-major-depressive-disorder-or-generalized-anxiety-disorder-post-hoc-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials
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Michael E Thase, John Edwards, Suresh Durgam, Changzheng Chen, Cheng-Tao Chang, Maju Mathews, Carl P Gommoll
Treatment-emergent suicidal ideation and behavior are ongoing concerns with antidepressants. Vilazodone, currently approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults, has also been evaluated in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Post-hoc analyses of vilazodone trials were carried out to examine its effects on suicidal ideation and behavior in adults with MDD or GAD. Data were pooled from vilazodone trials in MDD (four studies) and GAD (three studies). The incidence of suicide-related events was analyzed on the basis of treatment-emergent adverse event reporting and Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) monitoring...
May 19, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537918/cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy-improves-the-curative-effect-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
In this study, the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic natural killer cell immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular cancer was evaluated. From October 2015 to March 2017, we enrolled 61 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: 1) the simple cryoablation group (Cryo group, n = 26); and 2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic natural killer cells group (Cryo-NK group, n = 35), the safety and short-term effects were evaluated firstly, then the median progression-free survival, response rate and disease control rate were assessed...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537849/efficacy-safety-and-preparation-of-standardized-parenteral-nutrition-regimens-three-chamber-bags-vs-compounded-monobags-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-single-blind-clinical-trial
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Yu Jianchun, Wu Guohao, Tang Yun, Ye Yingjiang, Zhang Zhongtao
BACKGROUND: Parenteral nutrition (PN) covering the need for carbohydrates, amino acids, and lipids can either be compounded from single nutrients or purchased as an industrially manufactured ready-to-use regimen. This study compares a commercially available 3-chamber bag (study group) with a conventionally compounded monobag regarding nutrition efficacy, safety, and regimen preparation time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized, single-blind study was conducted at 5 Chinese hospitals from October 2010-October 2011...
May 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535563/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-selective-lumbar-decompression-in-diagnostic-doubt-patients-a-retrospective-control-study
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Li Xiaochuan, Cheng-Fan Zhong, Jian-Hua Tang, Rong-Wei Liang, Shao-Jian Luo, Chun-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that selective nerve root block (SNRB) can influence decision-making in lumbar surgery by guiding the selection of nerve roots targeted for decompression in diagnostic doubt patients (DDPs). However, further studies were needed to determine whether this selective decompression (SD) procedure would result in similar clinical outcomes and reduce the perioperative parameters and postoperative complications as compared to the non-selective decompression (NSD) procedure...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535519/development-of-the-new-kibou%C3%A2-equipment-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-from-scratch-to-the-final-configuration
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Mauro Neri, Anna Lorenzin, Alessandra Brendolan, Francesco Garzotto, Fiorenza Ferrari, Silvia De Rosa, Raffaele Bonato, Gianluca Villa, Simona Bazzano, Fiorella D''Ippoliti, Zaccaria Ricci, Gaetano La Manna, Claudio Ronco
A new technology has recently appeared in the area of extracorporeal therapies for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. The International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza was involved from the beginning in the development of a new continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) equipment with peculiar characteristics. We report the overall experience from design of the new machine to its in vitro and in vivo testing. Kibou® (Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) is a new multifunctional machine designed for delivering RRT...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535427/far-infrared-ray-fir-therapy-an-effective-and-oncological-safe-treatment-modality-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Ke Li, Liang Xia, Ning Fei Liu, Fabio Nicoli, Joannis Constantinides, Christopher D'Ambrosia, Davide Lazzeri, Mathias Tremp, Ju Fang Zhang, Yi Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of breast cancer related lymphedema is approximately 5%. Far infrared ray (FIR) treatment can potentially reduce fluid volume and extremity circumference as well as the frequency of dermato-lymphangitis (DLA). However, there is no published data on the oncological safety of FIR and the potential for activation of any residual breast cancer cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety of far infrared ray (FIR) treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema, clinically and in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535419/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-fixed-dose-enoxaparin-and-adjusted-dose-unfractionated-heparin-in-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#20
Pat Korathanakhun, Chusana Petpichetchian, Wongchan Petpichetchian, Pornchai Sathirapanya
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulants are the standard treatment for cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Although low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is recommended in CVT, the specific type and dosage regimen of LMWH have never been specifically suggested. This study compared the clinical outcomes and adverse events in patients who received adjusted-dose unfractionated heparin (AD-UFH) versus fixed-dose enoxaparin (FD-E). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a university hospital in Thailand...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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