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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786568/nutritive-support-for-newborns-in-critical-conditions-semi-elemental-formilas-as-a-means-of-enteral-nutrition
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Dmytro Shkurupii
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: The goal is to increase the efficiency of nutritional support in intensive care of newborns by substantiating the choice of the enteral blend. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted, which included 173 newborns. The main group consisted of 143 patients of intensive care units. The comparison group - 30 virtually healthy newborns. Physical parameters, changes in protein metabolism, serum immunoglobulins, functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and hepatobiliary system in the development of critical conditions and depending on the type of enteric urine formula were determined...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786535/evaluating-the-importance-of-sham-controlled-trials-in-the-investigation-of-medical-devices-in-interventional-cardiology
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Robert A Byrne, Davide Capodanno, Felix Mahfoud, Jean Fajadet, Stephan Windecker, Peter Jüni, Andreas Baumbach, William Wijns, Michael Haude
Cardiovascular medicine is one of the specialties that has relied most heavily on evidence from randomized clinical trials in determining best practice for the management of common disease conditions. When comparing treatment approaches, trials incorporating random allocation are the most appropriate method for protecting against treatment allocation bias. In order to protect against performance and ascertainment bias, trial designs including placebo control are preferable where feasible. In contrast to testing of medicines, treatments based on procedures or use of medical devices are more challenging to assess, as sham procedures are necessary to facilitate blinding of participants...
May 22, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785938/decision-making-in-end-of-life-care-are-we-really-playing-together-in-the-same-team
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M M Lomero-Martínez, M F Jiménez-Herrera, M A Bodí-Saera, M Llauradó-Serra, N Masnou-Burrallo, E Oliver-Juan, A Sandiumenge-Camps
BACKGROUND: Limitation of life-sustaining treatment is increasingly common in critical care units, and controlled donation after circulatory death is starting to be included as an option within patient care plans. Lack of knowledge and misunderstandings can place a barrier between healthcare professionals. OBJECTIVE: To determine the perceptions, knowledge and attitudes of physicians and nurses working in intensive care units regarding Limitation of life-sustaining treatment and controlled donation after circulatory death...
May 18, 2018: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785782/path-analysis-of-caregiver-characteristics-and-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Lais L Delfino, Ricardo S Komatsu, Caroline Komatsu, Anita L Neri, Meire Cachioni
AIM: To determine the direct and indirect relationships of sociodemographic, emotional and behavioral characteristics of family caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients who have neuropsychiatric symptoms. METHODS: A total of 134 family caregivers answered a questionnaire with sociodemographic data, and questions regarding the context of care, Neuropsychiatric Inventory, Zarit Burden Interview, Dementia Management Strategies Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory...
May 22, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785703/a-cross-sectional-study-evaluating-the-use-of-free-clinics-in-syracuse-ny-patient-demographics-and-barriers-to-accessing-healthcare-in-traditional-settings
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Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, Matthew MacDougall, Michael Rosenthal, Peter Congelosi, Daniel F Farrell, Paula Rosenbaum
Free clinics provide healthcare to underserved patient populations, playing a critical role in the medical safety-net. Syracuse, New York has notable racial, socioeconomic, and educational disparities and is home to four free clinics. Little is known about these clinics' patient population. This study attempts to better define this population and the barriers they face accessing traditional care. We developed a 27-question survey investigating patient demographics, barriers to traditional healthcare, and experience at local free clinics...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784600/breast-reconstruction-after-mastectomy-a-survey-of-surgeons-and-patients-perceptions
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Ariffuddin Ishak, Maya Mazuwin Yahya, Ahmad Sukari Halim
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is important in breast cancer care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was designed to assess surgeons' and patients' perceptions toward breast reconstruction. Questionnaires were distributed to general and breast surgeons in East Coast Malaysian hospitals and Hospital Kuala Lumpur and to postmastectomy patients with and without breast reconstruction at the Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II...
April 28, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784539/revisiting-antithrombin-in-health-and-disease-congenital-deficiencies-and-genetic-variants-and-laboratory-studies-on-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-forms
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REVIEW
Jean Amiral, Jerard Seghatchian
Antithrombin [AT] is the main inhibitor for activated plasma coagulation serine esterases, inhibiting thrombin, Factors Xa and IXa, but also Factors XIIa, XIa, VIIa, kallicrein, and plasmin. Its activity is highly enhanced by heparin, through binding to the pentasaccharide sequences, for inhibition of all coagulation proteases, except thrombin, which inhibition requires its additional binding to the heparin polysaccharide chain. However, AT is the major inhibitor of thrombin in the blood circulation. Congenital or acquired deficiencies of AT expose affected patients to an increased risk of developing unprovoked and recurrent thrombo-embolic diseases...
April 19, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784051/contributions-of-a-survey-and-retrospective-cohort-study-to-the-planning-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-corticosteroids-in-the-treatment-of-paediatric-septic-shock
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Anna Liu, Kusum Menon
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are challenging to conduct in a paediatric critical-care environment. Background work, including surveys and observational studies, is often used to determine disease estimates, sample sizes and design protocols when planning such RCTs. Our objective was to determine the necessity of performing a survey or a retrospective chart review or both when planning an RCT on corticosteroids in the treatment of paediatric septic shock. METHODS: We compared information on corticosteroid use for moderate to severe paediatric septic shock obtained from a survey of physician beliefs and stated practices with that obtained from a retrospective cohort study...
May 21, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783252/the-analytical-prognosis-of-the-susceptibility-to-aminoglycosides-and-doxycycline-inacinetobacter-baumanniiisoolated-from-burns-of-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Vasyl I Nahaichuk, Oleksandr A Nazarchuk, Neonila I Osadchuk, Dmytro V Dmytriiev, Halyna H Nazarchuk
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Clinical strains of A.baumannii are becoming highly important in hospital-acquired infections, especially because of their association with low susceptibility to antibiotics, which requires in-depth study with a prognostic determination of the dynamics of antimicrobial efficacy of antibiotics. The aim was to investigate of prognostic models of aminoglycoside antibiotics effectiveness on the basis of the mathematical analysis of real susceptibility of A.baumannii clinical strains, isolated from patients in BICU...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783090/inter-and-intra-disciplinary-collaboration-and-patient-safety-outcomes-in-u-s-acute-care-hospital-units-a-cross-sectional-study
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Chenjuan Ma, Shin Hye Park, Jingjing Shang
BACKGROUND: Collaboration among healthcare providers has been considered a promising strategy for improving care quality and patient outcomes. Despite mounting evidence demonstrating the impact of collaboration on outcomes of healthcare providers, there is little empirical evidence on the relationship between collaboration and patient safety outcomes, particularly at the patient care unit level. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to identify the extent to which interdisciplinary collaboration between nurses and physicians and intradisciplinary collaboration among nurses on patient care units are associated with patient safety outcomes...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783088/evaluation-of-genotoxicity-and-mutagenic-effects-of-vector-dna-nanocomplexes-in-transfected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-flow-cytometry
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Alireza Nomani, Xuguang Chen, Arash Hatefi
In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest in ex-vivo genetic modification of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to meet various biomedical needs. Considering the self-renewal potential of MSCs, it is critically important to ensure that transfection vectors (gene carriers) do not induce genotoxicity because they could theoretically turn a single stem cell into a cancer-initiating cell. Unfortunately, there is currently no reliable, unbiased, and quantitative method to measure genotoxicity (micronuclei formation) of gene carriers directly in transfected MSCs...
May 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783031/a-unique-all-payer-rate-setting-system-controls-the-cost-but-not-the-racial-disparity-in-lower-extremity-revascularization-procedures
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Besma Nejim, Robert J Beaulieu, Husain Alshaikh, Mohammed Hamouda, Joseph Canner, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) often have high comorbidity burden that may complicate post-interventional course and drive increased healthcare expenditures. Racial disparity had been observed in lower extremity revascularization (LER) patterns and outcomes. In 2014, Maryland adopted an all-payer rate setting system to limit the rising hospitalization costs. This resulted in an aggregate payment system in which hospital compensation takes place as an overall per capita expenditure for hospital services...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782417/prevalence-and-analysis-of-medical-device-related-pressure-injuries-results-from-the-international-pressure-ulcer-prevalence-survey
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Susan A Kayser, Catherine A VanGilder, Elizabeth A Ayello, Charlie Lachenbruch
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and characteristics of medical device-related pressure injuries (MDR PIs) in a large, generalizable database. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of the 2016 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence data. Data were limited to US and Canadian facilities. Facilities included acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation, long-term acute care hospitals, and hospice. Analysis included 102,865 adult patients; 99,876 had complete data and were the focus of the analysis and are reported in the results below...
June 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782402/understanding-conflict-management-styles-in-anesthesiology-residents
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Terrie Vasilopoulos, Christopher R Giordano, Jack D Hagan, Brenda G Fahy
BACKGROUND: Successful conflict resolution is vital for effective teamwork and is critical for safe patient care in the operating room. Being able to appreciate the differences in training backgrounds, individual knowledge and opinions, and task interdependency necessitates skilled conflict management styles when addressing various clinical and professional scenarios. The goal of this study was to assess conflict styles in anesthesiology residents via self- and counterpart assessment during participation in simulated conflict scenarios...
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782388/glasgow-coma-scale-score-fluctuations-are-inversely-associated-with-a-nirs-based-index-of-cerebral-autoregulation-in-acutely-comatose-patients
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Ryan J Healy, Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Wendy Ziai, Marek A Mirski, Charles W Hogue, Romergryko Geocadin, Batya Radzik, Caitlin Palmisano, Lucia Rivera-Lara
BACKGROUND: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is an essential coma scale in critical care for determining the neurological status of patients and for estimating their long-term prognosis. Similarly, cerebral autoregulation (CA) monitoring has shown to be an accurate technique for predicting clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the relationship between CA measurements and GCS scores among neurological critically ill patients. This study aimed to explore the association between noninvasive CA multimodal monitoring measurements and GCS scores...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782199/bacteriolysis-a-mere-laboratory-curiosity
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Isaac Ginsburg, Erez Koren
The role of bacteriolysis in the pathophysiology of microbial infections dates back to 1893 when Buchner and Pfeiffer reported for the first time the lysis of bacteria by immune serum and related this phenomenon to the immune response. Later on, basic anti-microbial peptides and certain beta-lactam antibiotics have been shown not only to kill microorganisms but also to induce bacteriolysis and the release of cell-wall components. In 2009, a novel paradigm was offered suggesting that the main cause of death in sepsis is due to the exclusive release from activated human phagocytic neutrophils (PMNs) traps adhering upon endothelial cells of highly toxic nuclear histone...
May 21, 2018: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781847/identification-of-the-critical-nontechnical-skills-for-surgeons-needed-for-high-performance-in-a-variable-resource-context-notss-vrc
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John W Scott, Yihan Lin, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Zeta Mutabazi, William A Davis, Megan A Morris, Douglas S Smink, Robert Riviello, Steven Yule
OBJECTIVE: To identify the critical nontechnical skills (NTS) required for high performance in variable-resource contexts (VRC). BACKGROUND: As surgical training and capacity increase in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), new strategies for improving surgical education and care in these settings are required. NTS are critical for high performance in surgery around the world. However, the essential NTS used by surgeons operating in LMICs to overcome the challenges specific to their contexts have never been described...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781750/the-use-of-technology-to-promote-vaccination-a-social-ecological-model-based-framework
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Chelsea A Kolff, Vanessa P Scott, Melissa S Stockwell
Vaccinations are an important and effective cornerstone of preventive medical care. Growing technologic capabilities and use by both patients and providers present critical opportunities to leverage these tools to improve vaccination rates and public health. We propose the Social Ecological Model as a useful theoretical framework to identify areas in which technology has been or may be leveraged to target undervaccination across the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and society levels and the ways in which these levels interact...
May 21, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781579/poverty-neighborhoods-persistent-stress-and-sle-outcomes-a-qualitative-study-of-the-patients-perspective
#19
Edward Yelin, Laura Trupin, Jared Bunde, Jinoos Yazdany
OBJECTIVE: To obtain the perspective of individuals with SLE about the role of poverty, neighborhood, and chronic stress in SLE outcomes. METHODS: 723 persons with SLE were followed from 2003-2015 through annual structured interviews as part of the Lupus Outcomes Study to establish the effect of combinations of poverty, persistent poverty, living in an area of concentrated poverty, access to health care, and chronic stress on accumulated damage. We sampled 28 from the 723 on the basis of household income, geography, and outcomes in their last interview, and administered qualitative interviews to explore their perspectives on these factors on outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781257/providing-nutritional-support-for-patients-in-critical-care
#20
Lorraine Mutrie, Barry Hill
The provision of nutritional support for patients who are critically ill is complex and multifaceted, in part because of the variety and complexity of potential clinical presentations. This article explores the importance of providing nutritional support for patients who are critically ill and explains the pathophysiology of nutrition in altered health states. It discusses nutritional screening and assessment, the various routes of nutrition administration and the nursing considerations involved in providing nutritional support in critical care...
May 21, 2018: Nursing Standard
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