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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921256/impact-of-bridging-income-generation-with-group-integrated-care-bigpic-on-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-rural-western-kenya
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Sonak D Pastakia, Simon M Manyara, Rajesh Vedanthan, Jemima H Kamano, Diana Menya, Benjamin Andama, Cleophas Chesoli, Jeremiah Laktabai
BACKGROUND: Rural settings in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) consistently report low participation in non-communicable disease (NCD) treatment programs and poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the implementation of a patient-centered rural NCD care delivery model called Bridging Income Generation through grouP Integrated Care (BIGPIC). DESIGN: The study prospectively tracked participation and health outcomes for participants in a screening event and compared linkage frequencies to a historical comparison group...
December 5, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921187/rotor-tracking-using-phase-of-electrograms-recorded-during-atrial-fibrillation
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Caroline H Roney, Chris D Cantwell, Norman A Qureshi, Rasheda A Chowdhury, Emmanuel Dupont, Phang Boon Lim, Edward J Vigmond, Jennifer H Tweedy, Fu Siong Ng, Nicholas S Peters
Extracellular electrograms recorded during atrial fibrillation (AF) are challenging to interpret due to the inherent beat-to-beat variability in amplitude and duration. Phase mapping represents these voltage signals in terms of relative position within the cycle, and has been widely applied to action potential and unipolar electrogram data of myocardial fibrillation. To date, however, it has not been applied to bipolar recordings, which are commonly acquired clinically. The purpose of this study is to present a novel algorithm for calculating phase from both unipolar and bipolar electrograms recorded during AF...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921121/a%C3%A2-4d-ultrasound-real-time-tracking-system-for-external-beam-radiotherapy-of-upper-abdominal-lesions-under-breath-hold
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Dwi Seno Kuncoro Sihono, Lena Vogel, Christel Weiß, Johannes Thölking, Frederik Wenz, Frank Lohr, Judit Boda-Heggemann, Hansjörg Wertz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate a novel four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound (US) tracking system for external beam radiotherapy of upper abdominal lesions under computer-controlled deep-inspiration breath-hold (DIBH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tracking accuracy of the research 4D US system was evaluated using two motion phantoms programmed with sinusoidal and breathing patterns to simulate free breathing and DIBH. Clinical performance was evaluated with five healthy volunteers...
December 5, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921075/longitudinal-monitoring-of-reconstructed-activity-concentration-on-a-clinical-time-of-flight-pet-ct-scanner
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Lawrence R MacDonald, Amy E Perkins, Chi-Hua Tung
Positron emission tomography (PET) images are potential quantitative biomarkers. Understanding long-term (months/years) biomarker variability is important for establishing confidence intervals on studies using such biomarkers over these time frames. PET biomarkers are derived from activity concentration ([Formula: see text]) extracted from PET images. Over 30 months, we measured the stability of decay-normalized counts ([Formula: see text]) and [Formula: see text] by scanning the same 4.5-cm-diameter Ge-68 cylinder weekly, the same Na-22 point source daily, and a refilled 20-cm F-18 cylinder phantom monthly on a clinical TOF-PET/CT scanner...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920841/wolffian-origin-of-vagina-unfolds-the-embryopathogenesis-of-ohvira-obstructed-hemivagina-and-ipsilateral-renal-anomaly-syndrome-and-places-ohvira-as-a-female-counterpart-of-zinner-syndrome-in-males
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Yashant Aswani, Ravi Varma, Pradeep Choudhary, Reeta B Gupta
BACKGROUND: The classical theory of Müllerian origin of upper vagina fails to explain complex urogenital malformations like OHVIRA syndrome; the Acien's hypothesis, however, unravels the hidden embryopathogenesis. As per Acien, Wolffian (mesonephric) ducts instead of Müllerian ducts and sinovaginal bulbs, give rise to the vagina. The new hypothesis, however, retains the concept of origin of the ureters (with ureters inducing renal development) by the former and the uterus by Müllerian ducts...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919021/a-lost-track-in-ichd-3-beta-a-comprehensive-review-on-osmophobia
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Giorgio Zanchin, Matteo Fuccaro, Pierantonio Battistella, Mario Ermani, Federico Mainardi, Ferdinando Maggioni
BACKGROUND: Osmophobia (Os) has been reported to be much more prevalent in migraine (M) than in other primary headaches, and its high specificity in the differential diagnosis between M and tension-type headache (TTH) has been reported. Os was included in the ICHD II Appendix as a diagnostic criterion of M. It disappeared in ICHD-3 beta. To understand this choice, we reviewed the literature after 2004. METHODS: This was a systematic review. We searched in PubMed, MEDLINE and Cochrane library for "osmophobia", "odour/odorphobia AND headache", "odour/odor hypersensitivity AND headache" and "olfactory hypersensitivity AND headache"...
November 14, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918190/quasi-experimental-evaluation-of-the-impact-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-pretreatment-intervention-for-veterans-seeking-psychotherapy
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Rebecca Lusk, Mark Lyubkin, Stephen T Chermack, Michelle L Sanborn, Nicholas W Bowersox
Pretreatment interventions have documented efficacy for reducing initial therapy refusal and early therapy departure. However, these interventions have not been well-studied in diagnostically diverse patient populations or within Veterans Affairs (VA) health care settings. We designed a manualized 4-session group cognitive-behavioral therapy-based pretreatment intervention (PTI) for a diagnostically diverse population of Veterans referred for psychotherapy in a general mental health clinic (MHC) in a large VA hospital...
December 2016: Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917811/acute-appendicitis-in-pregnant-women-our-clinical-experience
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Ahmet Türkan, Metin Yalaza, Mehmet Tolga Kafadar, Gürka Değirmencioğlu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse 13 patients who were treated in our clinic due to acute appendicitis during pregnancy. METHODS: Records of the patients who received appendectomy with appendicitis diagnosis in our Turgut Özal University Research and Application Hospital between January 2007 and December 2015 have been analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Appendectomies were performed on 13 pregnant patients with an acute appendicitis diagnosis...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917324/expanded-access-of-investigational-drugs-the-experience-of-the-center-of-drug-evaluation-and-research-over-a-10-year-period
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Jonathan P Jarow, Steven Lemery, Kevin Bugin, Sean Khozin, Richard Moscicki
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of the Center of Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) with expanded access of investigational drugs. METHODS: Multiple searches of CDER's document tracking system were performed to identify the number, type, and indication for all expanded access requests over the 10-year time period of January 2005 through December 2014. An additional search was performed to identify all active commercial investigational drug development programs during that time period and whether or not the clinical program was placed on hold...
November 2016: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916915/evaluation-of-a-tracking-system-for-patients-and-mixed-intravenous-medication-based-on-rfid-technology
#10
María Martínez Pérez, Guillermo Vázquez González, Carlos Dafonte
At present, one of the primary concerns of healthcare professionals is how to increase the safety and quality of the care that patients receive during their stay in hospital. This is particularly important in the administration of expensive and high-risk medicines with which it is fundamental to minimize the possibility of adverse events in the process of prescription-validation-preparation/dosage-dispensation-administration of intravenous mixes. This work is a detailed analysis of the evaluation, carried out by the health personnel involved in the Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) system developed in the Day Hospital and Pharmacy services of the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña (CHUAC)...
November 30, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916236/strain-imaging-with-a-bull-s-eye-map-for-detecting-significant-coronary-stenosis-during-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography
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Li-Tan Yang, Yuichiro Kado, Yasufumi Nagata, Kyoko Otani, Yutaka Otsuji, Masaaki Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Accurate visual assessment of wall motion during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) requires expertise; strain stress echocardiography thus has potential for the objective and reliable evaluation of stress-induced wall motion abnormalities. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that strain imaging also requires expertise. Diagnostic accuracy for significant coronary artery disease was compared between visual and strain analysis with a bull's-eye map, and the effect of expertise on readers' accuracy during DSE was determined...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916165/effectiveness-and-failures-of-a-fast-track-protocol-after-cytoreduction-and-hyperthermic-intraoperative-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-peritoneal-surface-malignancies
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REVIEW
P A Cascales-Campos, P A Sánchez-Fuentes, J Gil, E Gil, V López-López, N Rodriguez Gomez-Hidalgo, D Fuentes, P Parrilla
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze the results short term perioperative of patients with peritoneal surface malignancies undergoing cytoreduction with peritonectomy and HIPEC under a controlled fast track protocol and evaluate the factors related to the failure of implementation of the protocol. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We prospectively analyzed a consecutive series of patients (N = 156) with peritoneal surface malignancies treated by cytoreductive surgery with peritonectomy procedures and HIPEC from September 2008 until December 2014, in whom a fast track protocol was implemented...
December 2016: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915063/preoperative-prediction-of-the-location-and-shape-of-the-facial-nerve-in-patients-with-large-vestibular-schwannomas-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-based-fiber-tracking
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Yanyang Zhang, Zhiqi Mao, Penghu Wei, Yazhou Jin, Lin Ma, Jun Zhang, Xinguang Yu
OBJECTIVE: Preserving the facial nerve (FN) during surgery for large vestibular schwannomas (VSs) is challenging because of the unpredictable locations and morphological changes in the FN. Diffusion tensor imaging-based fiber tracking (DTI-FT) has been proposed to preoperatively visualize the FN. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of DTI-FT for predicting FN location and shape in patients with large VSs. METHODS: In this prospective study, imaging data from 30 consecutive patients with large VSs were obtained using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging...
November 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914754/antiparasitic-and-disease-modifying-activity-of-nyctanthes-arbor-tristis-linn-in-malaria-an-exploratory-clinical-study
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Chhaya S Godse, Prakash S Tathed, Sameer S Talwalkar, Rama A Vaidya, Ashok J Amonkar, Akhil B Vaidya, Ashok D B Vaidya
BACKGROUND: An unceasing threat of drug resistance continuously poses demand for new antimalarial drugs. A scientific assessment of traditionally used antimalarial plants through reverse pharmacology is crucial for a fast track drug discovery. An Ayurvedic plant Nyctanthesarbor-tristis Linn. - (Parijat) had shown antimalarial activity, with a parasite clearance in 76.6% of 120 patients, in an earlier clinical study. OBJECTIVE: To further explore antimalarial potential of the plant through additional objective markers...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913685/novel-biomarkers-in-kidney-disease-roles-for-cilia-wnt-signalling-and-atmin-in-polycystic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Paraskevi Goggolidou, Patricia D Wilson
Biomarkers, the measurable indicators of biological conditions, are fast becoming a popular approach in providing information to track disease processes that could lead to novel therapeutic interventions for chronic conditions. Inherited, chronic kidney disease affects millions of people worldwide and although pharmacological treatments exist for some conditions, there are still patients whose only option is kidney dialysis and kidney transplantation. In the past 10 years, certain chronic kidney diseases have been reclassified as ciliopathies...
December 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913627/aberrant-interhemispheric-homotopic-functional-and-structural-connectivity-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#16
Jiuquan Zhang, Bing Ji, Jun Hu, Chaoyang Zhou, Longchuan Li, Zhihao Li, Xuequan Huang, Xiaoping Hu
OBJECTIVE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an idiopathic and fatal neurodegenerative disease of the human motor system. While microstructural alterations in corpus callosum (CC) have been identified as a consistent feature of ALS, studies directly examining interhemispheric neural connectivity are still lacking. To shed more light on the pathophysiology of ALS, the present study aims to examine alterations of interhemispheric structural and functional connectivity in individuals with ALS...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913245/contextual-computing-a-bluetooth-based-approach-for-tracking-healthcare-providers-in-the-emergency-room
#17
Joshua Frisby, Vernon Smith, Stephen Traub, Vimla L Patel
Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) frequently experience crowding. One of the factors that contributes to this crowding is the "door to doctor time", which is the time from a patient's registration to when the patient is first seen by a physician. This is also one of the Meaningful Use (MU) performance measures that emergency departments report to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Current documentation methods for this measure are inaccurate due to the imprecision in manual data collection...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912199/right-ventricular-dyssynchrony-predicts-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Mitsushige Murata, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Yugo Minakata, Jin Endo, Hikaru Tsuruta, Yuji Itabashi, Yuichiro Maekawa, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: RV dyssynchrony has been described in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and is an independent predictor of clinical worsening; however, the optimal method for measuring RV dyssynchrony has not been fully established. This study aimed to investigate whether RV dyssynchrony is correlated with hemodynamics and prognosis in PH patients and to identify the best parameter for evaluating RV dyssynchrony. METHODS: This study assessed 100 PH patients, measuring mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and cardiac index (CI) by right heart catheterization (RHC)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910996/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-early-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#19
Qi Tang, Yan Jiang, Yali Xu, Hongmei Xia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the early changes of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with anthracycline treatment for breast cancer and to determine whether two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) analysis could predict chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Anthracycline generates progressive LV dysfunction associated with a poor prognosis. Early detection of minor change of myocardial mechanics is thus important...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909939/a-novel-fuzzy-approach-for-automatic-brunnstrom-stage-classification-using-surface-electromyography
#20
Luca Liparulo, Zhe Zhang, Massimo Panella, Xudong Gu, Qiang Fang
Clinical assessment plays a major role in post-stroke rehabilitation programs for evaluating impairment level and tracking recovery progress. Conventionally, this process is manually performed by clinicians using chart-based ordinal scales which can be both subjective and inefficient. In this paper, a novel approach based on fuzzy logic is proposed which automatically evaluates stroke patients' impairment level using single-channel surface electromyography (sEMG) signals and generates objective classification results based on the widely used Brunnstrom stages of recovery...
December 1, 2016: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
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