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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684627/bioadhesives-for-internal-medical-applications-a-review
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REVIEW
Wenzhen Zhu, Yon Jin Chuah, Dong-An Wang
Bioadhesives such as tissue adhesives, hemostatic agents, and tissue sealants have gained increasing popularity in different areas of clinical operations during the last three decades. Bioadhesives can be categorized into internal and external ones according to their application conditions. External bioadhesives are generally applied in topical medications such as wound closure and epidermal grafting. Internal bioadhesives are mainly used in intracorporal conditions with direct contact to internal environment including tissues, organs and body fluids, such as chronic organ leak repair and bleeding complication reduction...
April 20, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684568/current-trends-in-food-allergy-induced-anaphylaxis-management-at-school
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REVIEW
Matthew Greenhawt, Dana Wallace, Wesley Sublet, Erin Maughan, Andrea Tanner, Kevin Kelly, Stanley Fineman, Martha White, Gene Cash, Charmayne Anderson, Sally Schoessler, Ruchi Gupta, Michael Pistiner
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence and current policies regarding the use of epinephrine at schools and child care centers Data Sources and Study Selection: A narrative review was performed based on the result of conference proceedings of a group of inter-professional stakeholders who attended the USAnaphylaxis Summit 2017 presented by Allergy & Asthma Network. RESULTS: Anaphylaxis is a well-recognized medical emergency requiring prompt treatment with intramuscular epinephrine...
April 20, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683474/antidepressants-for-the-treatment-of-depression-in-people-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Giovanni Ostuzzi, Faith Matcham, Sarah Dauchy, Corrado Barbui, Matthew Hotopf
BACKGROUND: Major depression and other depressive conditions are common in people with cancer. These conditions are not easily detectable in clinical practice, due to the overlap between medical and psychiatric symptoms, as described by diagnostic manuals such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Moreover, it is particularly challenging to distinguish between pathological and normal reactions to such a severe illness...
April 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683237/establishing-a-proactive-geriatrician-led-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-older-emergency-surgery-patients-outcomes-of-a-pilot-study
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Matthew C Mason, Amy L Crees, Matthew R Dean, Nahida Bashir
INTRODUCTION: Increasing numbers of older adults are presenting with acute surgical disease to the unselected general surgical take. General surgeons have little training to manage these patients. We developed a pilot service of proactive geriatrician input into older emergency general surgical patients in a single institution. We wanted to demonstrate if geriatricians improve the management of these patients. METHODS: Patients aged 70 years or older admitted acutely under the general surgeons were assessed proactively by a geriatrician using comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)...
April 23, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682538/root-cause-analysis-of-persistently-high-maternal-mortality-in-a-rural-district-of-indonesia-role-of-clinical-care-quality-and-health-services-organizational-factors
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Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Ismi Mufidah, Steven Scroggs, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Hafsa Raheel, Koentijo Wibdarminto, Bernardus Dirgantoro, Jorien Vercruyssen, Hayfaa A Wahabi
Background: Despite significant reduction in maternal mortality, there are still many regions in the world that suffer from high mortality. District Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia, is one such region where consistently high maternal mortality was observed despite high rate of delivery by skilled birth attendants. Method: Thirty maternal deaths were reviewed using verbal autopsy interviews, terminal event reporting, medical records' review, and Death Audit Committee reports, using a comprehensive root-cause analysis framework including Risk Identification, Signal Services, Emergency Obstetrics Care Evaluation, Quality, and 3 Delays...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682077/intracerebral-hemorrhage-with-multiple-intracranial-arterial-stenoses-in-a-synthetic-cannabinoid-spice-user
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Seckin Aydin, Odhan Yuksel, Aysegul Esen Aydin, Osman Kizilkilic, Suat Erol Celik
Synthetic cannabinoids (spice), which are used frequently worldwide, are more potent than herbal compounds and also have more side effects in comparison. A 23-year-old male was admitted to the emergency unit with altered consciousness. There was no sign of trauma, and his medical history did not reveal any chronic illness. Computed tomography revealed a large frontal hematoma extending to the ventricular system. The outcomes of cerebral angiography were consistent with multiple intracranial arterial stenoses (MIAS) which can also be seen after cannabis usage...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682013/traumatic-posterior-fossa-extradural-hematoma-experience-at-level-i-trauma-center
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Satish Kumar Verma, Sachin Anil Borkar, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Vivek Tandon, Hitesh Kumar Gurjar, Sumit Sinha, Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Deepak Gupta, Deepak Agarwal, Bhawani Shankar Sharma
Introduction: Posterior fossa extradural hematoma (PFEDH) is rare among the traumatic brain injury and represent about 4-7% cases of all EDHs. This rare condition is rapidly fatal unless identified and intervened timely. Because of limited space in posterior fossa, comparatively small volume can cause clinical deterioration. Early diagnosis by cranial computed tomography and emergent evacuation is vital for a good outcome. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted at Level I trauma center at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681933/retrospective-assessment-of-antibiotics-prescribing-at-public-primary-healthcare-facilities-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Fikru Worku, Dagmawit Tewahido
Background. Antibiotic overprescribing is the major driving force for the emergence of antibiotics resistance. The aim of this study was to assess antibiotics prescribing at primary healthcare facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods. The study was conducted in six public health centers found in Addis Ababa City. Data was collected retrospectively from a total of 900 prescriptions and selected medical charts of patients in the health centers in 2016. Data was entered and analyzed using EPI Info 7 and SPSS 20, respectively...
2018: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681419/physostigmine-reversal-of-dysarthria-and-delirium-after-iatrogenic-atropine-overdose-from-a-dental-procedure
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Jon B Cole, Benjamin S Orozco, Ann M Arens
BACKGROUND: Sublingual atropine, dosed at 0.4-0.8 mg, is used by dentists as an antisialogogue to facilitate and increase the speed of procedures. Concentrated ophthalmic atropine drops (10 mg/mL) are commonly used off-label for this purpose. These highly concentrated drops may result in medication errors, atropine toxicity, and the antimuscarinic toxidrome. We report a case of a man who suffered acute delirium and dysarthria (from dry mouth) after an iatrogenic overdose from a dental procedure...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681323/the-role-of-social-and-interpersonal-factors-in-placebo-analgesia
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Elizabeth A Necka, Lauren Y Atlas
Placebo effects are beneficial clinical outcomes that emerge as a result of nonspecific contextual factors, transmitted primarily by the treating physician and the social, physical, and behavioral cues he or she displays. The patient-provider therapeutic alliance is critical for determining placebo effects and health outcomes. In this chapter, we review the recent literature, suggesting that provider social characteristics modulate placebo and clinical outcomes. We highlight the importance of studying not only the provider but also the patient's perception of the provider, which is subject to the influence of the patient's psychosocial orientation, such as their psychosocial motivations and perceptions of their interpersonal relationships broadly...
2018: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681256/carer-and-clinician-perceptions-of-the-use-of-emergency-medical-services-by-people-with-dementia-a-qualitative-study
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Sarah Voss, Janet Brandling, Sarah Black, Rik Cheston, Sarah Cullum, Steve Iliffe, Sarah Purdy, Jonathan Benger
A growing number of older people are accessing emergency medical services (EMS), and many calls to EMS are made by, or on behalf of, people with dementia. Their needs are frequently complex; however, EMS staff are often given minimal guidance on ensuring patient safety, accurate diagnosis, and timely transfer to the most appropriate care. This study aimed to qualitatively explore the EMS experiences of carers for people with dementia and assess the views of EMS staff on the management of dementia, using focus groups and interviews...
April 23, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681183/neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-emerging-therapeutic-strategies-based-on-pathophysiologic-phases-of-the-injury
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Qiuli Wang, Hongyan Lv, Lixin Lu, Pengshun Ren, Lianxiang Li
Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important cause of neonatal death and disability. At present, there is no unified standard and specialized treatment method for neonatal HIE. In clinical practice, we have found that a gap remains between preclinical medical research and clinical application in treatment of neonatal HIE. To promote an organic combination of preclinical research and clinical application, we propose the different phases as intervention targets, based on the pathophysiologic changes in phases I, II, and III of neonatal HIE; moreover, we suggest transformative medicine as a principle that may improve the therapeutic effect by blocking the progression of the disease to an irreversible stage...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681044/benefit-risk-of-patients-online-access-to-their-medical-records-consensus-exercise-of-an-international-expert-group
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Harshana Liyanage, Siaw-Teng Liaw, Emmanouela Konstantara, Freda Mold, Richard Schreiber, Craig Kuziemsky, Amanda L Terry, Simon de Lusignan
BACKGROUND:  Patients' access to their computerised medical records (CMRs) is a legal right in many countries. However, little is reported about the benefit-risk associated with patients' online access to their CMRs. OBJECTIVE:  To conduct a consensus exercise to assess the impact of patients' online access to their CMRs on the quality of care as defined in six domains by the Institute of Medicine (IoM), now the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). METHOD:  A five-round Delphi study was conducted...
April 22, 2018: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681042/the-privacy-and-security-implications-of-open-data-in-healthcare
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Shinji Kobayashi, Thomas B Kane, Chris Paton
OBJECTIVE:  The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Open Source Working Group (OSWG) initiated a group discussion to discuss current privacy and security issues in the open data movement in the healthcare domain from the perspective of the OSWG membership. METHODS:  Working group members independently reviewed the recent academic and grey literature and sampled a number of current large-scale open data projects to inform the working group discussion...
April 22, 2018: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680329/dual-diagnosis-of-mental-illness-and-substance-use-disorder-and-injury-in-adults-recently-released-from-prison-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jesse T Young, Ed Heffernan, Rohan Borschmann, James R P Ogloff, Matthew J Spittal, Fiona G Kouyoumdjian, David B Preen, Amanda Butler, Lisa Brophy, Julia Crilly, Stuart A Kinner
BACKGROUND: People with mental illness and substance use disorder are over-represented in prisons. Injury-related mortality is elevated in people released from prison, and both mental illness and substance use disorder are risk factors for injury. Effective care coordination during the transition between criminal justice and community service providers improves health outcomes for people released from prison. However, the health outcomes and support needs of people with dual diagnosis (co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder) released from prison are poorly understood...
April 17, 2018: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680319/comrade-a-randomized-trial-of-an-individually-tailored-integrated-care-intervention-for-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-with-depression-and-or-distress-in-the-rural-southeastern-us
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Lesley D Lutes, Doyle M Cummings, Kerry Littlewood, Chelsey Solar, Marissa Carraway, Kari Kirian, Shivajirao Patil, Alyssa Adams, Stefanie Ciszewski, Bertha Hambidge
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that people living with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) are also at greater risk for depression and distress. If left untreated, these comorbid mental health concerns can have long-lasting impacts on medical and physical health outcomes. DESIGN: This prospective trial randomized rural men and women with uncontrolled T2D (HbA1c ≥ 7.0) who screened positive for co-morbid depressive (PHQ-2 > 3) or distress (DDS-2 > 3) symptoms in a primary medical care setting to receive either: 1) 16 sessions of cognitive and/or behavioral intervention tailored to symptom severity across 12 months along with routine medical care, or 2) usual primary care...
April 19, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680306/10-years-analysis-of-diabetes-related-major-lower-extremity-amputations-in-mexico
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Iván de Jesús Ascencio-Montiel
BACKGROUND: Little is known about diabetes-related major lower extremity amputations (DMLEA) burden in México. AIM OF THE STUDY: To describe DMLEA hospitalization rates, in-hospital survival rates, characteristics associated with all-cause in-hospital mortality and direct costs of hospitalization during the 2005-2015 period, in the two principal Health Institutions in Mexico: the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH). METHODS: A secondary data analysis was conducted using hospital discharge information obtained from administrative databases...
April 18, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679999/emerging-newly-approved-treatments-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-secondary-to-benign-prostatic-hypertrophy
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Hannah Pham, Pranav Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Oral therapy with alpha-blockers or 5-alpha reductase inhibitors remains the most common treatment in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). For patients who progress or fail medical therapy, the standard of care surgical treatment continues to be transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which has long-studied and durable outcomes. Emerging, minimally invasive options for LUTS secondary to the BPH, however, have been developed over the last decade with promising results and minimal side effects typically associated with TURP, such as retrograde ejaculation and erectile dysfunction...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679443/a-20-year-review-the-use-of-exception-from-informed-consent-and-waiver-of-informed-consent-in-emergency-research
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Lauren Klein, Johanna Moore, Michelle Biros
BACKGROUND: Due to the acuity and time sensitive needs of their clinical condition, patients presenting with certain emergent pathologies may lack capacity to provide meaningful prospective informed consent to participate in clinical research. For these reasons, these populations have often been excluded from research investigations. To mitigate this, regulations allowing Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC) (21 CFR 50.24) or Waiver of Informed Consent (WIC) (45 CFR 46.101) were developed in 1996...
April 21, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679440/effects-of-a-prior-authorization-policy-for-extended-release-long-acting-opioids-on-utilization-and-outcomes-in-a-state-medicaid-program
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Shellie L Keast, Hyunjee Kim, Richard A Deyo, Luke Middleton, K John McConnell, Kun Zhang, Sharia M Ahmed, Nancy Nesser, Daniel M Hartung
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In response to the opioid overdose epidemic, USA state Medicaid programs have adopted restrictive policies for opioid analgesics, yet effects on prescribing patterns and health outcomes are uncertain. This study aimed to examine effects of a prior authorization policy for extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioids on opioid use in the Oklahoma, USA state Medicaid program. DESIGN: Retrospective difference-in-differences design study comparing changes in opioid use in Oklahoma Medicaid to control (Oregon Medicaid)...
April 20, 2018: Addiction
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