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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430076/on-using-distributional-analysis-techniques-for-determining-the-onset-of-the-influence-of-experimental-variables
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Eyal M Reingold, Heather Sheridan
Much of the investigation of eye-movement control in visual cognition has focused on the influence of experimental variables on mean fixation durations. In the present paper we explored the convergence between two distributional analysis techniques that were recently introduced in this domain. First, Staub, White, Drieghe, Hollway and Rayner, (2010) proposed fitting the ex-Gaussian distribution to individual participants' data in order to ascertain whether a variable has a rapid or a slow influence on fixation durations...
April 21, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429473/surgery-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hayley Barnes, Katharine See, Stephen Barnett, Renée Manser
BACKGROUND: Current treatment guidelines for limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) recommend concomitant platinum-based chemo-radiotherapy plus prophylactic cranial irradiation, based on the premise that SCLC disseminates early, and is chemosensitive. However, although there is usually a favourable initial response, relapse is common and the cure rate for limited-stage SCLC remains relatively poor. Some recent clinical practice guidelines have recommended surgery for stage 1 (limited) SCLC followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, but this recommendation is largely based on the findings of observational studies...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427762/multidisciplinary-management-of-head-and-neck-cancer-first-expert-consensus-using-delphi-methodology-from-the-spanish-society-for-head-and-neck-cancer-part-2
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REVIEW
A Rueda, J Giralt, M Mañós, A Lozano, A Sistiaga, E García-Miragall, J Cacicedo, F Esteban, B Scola, J Contreras, A Ruiz, A Carral, G González-Aniceto, M Pastor, J J Herranz, M Bernal, R Mesía
Head and neck cancer is one of the most frequent malignances worldwide. Despite the site-specific multimodality therapy, up to half of the patients will develop recurrence. Treatment selection based on a multidisciplinary tumor board represents the cornerstone of head and neck cancer, as it is essential for achieving the best results, not only in terms of outcome, but also in terms of organ-function preservation and quality of life. Evidence-based international and national clinical practice guidelines for head and neck cancer not always provide answers in terms of decision-making that specialists have to deal with in their daily practice...
April 17, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427761/multidisciplinary-management-of-head-and-neck-cancer-first-expert-consensus-using-delphi-methodology-from-the-spanish-society-for-head-and-neck-cancer-part-1
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REVIEW
M Mañós, J Giralt, A Rueda, J Cabrera, J Martinez-Trufero, J Marruecos, A Lopez-Pousa, J P Rodrigo, B Castelo, J Martínez-Galán, F Arias, M Chaves, J J Herranz, V Arrazubi, N Baste, A Castro, R Mesía
Head and neck cancer is one of the most frequent malignances worldwide. Despite the site-specific multimodality therapy, up to half of the patients will develop recurrence. Treatment selection based on a multidisciplinary tumor board represents the cornerstone of head and neck cancer, as it is essential for achieving the best results, not only in terms of outcome, but also in terms of organ-function preservation and quality of life. Evidence-based international and national clinical practice guidelines for head and neck cancer not always provide answers in terms of decision-making that specialists must deal with in their daily practice...
April 17, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427504/follow-up-program-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Francesca De Felice, Marco de Vincentiis, Valentino Valentini, Daniela Musio, Silvia Mezi, Luigi Lo Mele, Valentina Terenzi, Vittorio D'Aguanno, Andrea Cassoni, Martina Di Brino, Gianluca Tenore, Nadia Bulzonetti, Andrea Battisti, Antonio Greco, Giorgio Pompa, Antonio Minni, Umberto Romeo, Enrico Cortesi, Antonella Polimeni, Vincenzo Tombolini
Follow-up program in head and neck cancer (HNC) is an important issue in patients management. It represents the major dilemma in daily practice clinic. Many guidelines have been published in order to better define the best clinical protocol, but a consensus has not been attained yet. We constructed a follow-up program based on specific primary subsite, to standardize patients surveillance after treatment of HNC.
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424144/expertise-and-infrastructure-capacity-impacts-acute-coronary-syndrome-outcomes
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Carolyn M Astley, Isuru Ranasinghe, David Brieger, Chris J Ellis, Julie Redfern, Tom Briffa, Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa, Tegwen Howell, Stephen G Bloomer, Greg Gamble, Andrea Driscoll, Karice K Hyun, Chris J Hammett, Derek P Chew
Objective Effective translation of evidence to practice may depend on systems of care characteristics within the health service. The present study evaluated associations between hospital expertise and infrastructure capacity and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care as part of the SNAPSHOT ACS registry.Methods A survey collected hospital systems and process data and our analysis developed a score to assess hospital infrastructure and expertise capacity. Patient-level data from a registry of 4387 suspected ACS patients enrolled over a 2-week period were used and associations with guideline care and in-hospital and 6-, 12- and 18-month outcomes were measured...
April 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421482/cost-effectiveness-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Nataniel H Lester-Coll, David J Sher
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize and appraise published cost-effectiveness studies on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). RECENT FINDINGS: We performed a Medline search of cost-effectiveness studies of SRS, SBRT, and other cancer treatment modalities such as surgery and systemic therapy from 2006 to 2016. We included studies that used both modeling and retrospective review techniques. We excluded studies of benign disease...
June 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421454/quality-indicators-in-endoscopic-ablation-for-barrett-s-esophagus
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REVIEW
Samuel Han, Sachin Wani
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a well-established premalignant condition for esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC); a cancer that is associated with a poor 5-year survival rate. Several strategies have been explored in the context of reducing the burden of EAC. Endoscopic eradication therapy (EET) is considered the standard of care for the management of patients with BE with dysplasia and early neoplasia; a practice that has been endorsed by all gastroenterology societal guidelines. The effectiveness of EET has been demonstrated in multiple studies and contemporary management includes a combination of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of all visible lesions followed by eradication of the remaining BE using ablative techniques of which radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has the best evidence supporting effectiveness and safety...
April 18, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419813/do-clinical-practice-guidelines-improve-quality
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Cristina M Baldassari
Controversy exists surrounding how to best define and assess quality in the health care setting. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been developed to improve the quality of medical care by highlighting key clinical recommendations based on recent evidence. However, data linking CPGs to improvements in outcomes in otolaryngology are lacking. Numerous barriers contribute to difficulties in translating CPGs to improvements in quality. Future initiatives are needed to improve CPG adherence and define the impact of CPG recommendations on the quality of otolaryngologic care provided to our patients...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419013/standardizing-best-nursing-practice-for-implanted-ports-applying-evidence-based-professional-guidelines-to-prevent-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
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Susanne B Conley, Paula Buckley, Lisa Magarace, Candace Hsieh, Lillian Vitale Pedulla
Nearly 3 million central vascular access devices (CVADs) are used in the United States each year. These devices are an important advance in health care and essential to oncology patients. However, CVADs are the most frequent cause of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). CLABSI can be prevented when evidence-based practices are followed consistently over time. Professional organizations establish valid standards and guidelines to guide CVAD practice. This article identifies strategies implemented at a comprehensive ambulatory cancer center to integrate professional evidence-based standards and guidelines for implanted port care into nursing practice at the point of care...
May 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416287/responsible-translation-of-stem-cell-research-an-assessment-of-clinical-trial-registration-and-publications
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Moses Fung, Yan Yuan, Harold Atkins, Qian Shi, Tania Bubela
We assessed the extent to which the publication of clinical trial results of innovative cell-based interventions reflects International Society for Stem Cell Research best practice guidelines. We assessed: (1) characteristics and time to publication of completed trials; (2) quality of reported trials; and (3) results of published trials. We identified and analyzed publications from 1,052 novel stem cell clinical trials: 179 (45.4%) of 393 completed trials had published results; 48 trials were registered by known stem cell tourism clinics, none of which reported results...
April 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413224/selecting-and-training-opinion-leaders-and-best-practice-collaborators-experience-from-the-canadian-chiropractic-guideline-initiative
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André E Bussières, Michele Maiers, Diane Grondin, Simon Brockhusen
OBJECTIVES: To describe the process for selecting and training chiropractic opinion leaders (OLs) and best practice collaborators (BPCs) to increase the uptake of best practice. METHODS: In Phase 1, OLs were identified using a cross-sectional survey among Canadian chiropractic stakeholders. A 10-member committee ranked nominees. Top-ranked nominees were invited to a training workshop. In Phase 2, a national e-survey was administered to 7200 Canadian chiropractors to identify additional OLs and BPCs...
March 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411934/tactical-combat-casualty-care-and-wilderness-medicine-advancing-trauma-care-in-austere-environments
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REVIEW
Frank K Butler, Brad Bennett, Colonel Ian Wedmore
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is a set of evidence-based, best-practice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield. Military units that have trained all of their unit members in TCCC have now documented the lowest incidence of preventable deaths in the history of modern warfare and TCCC is now the standard for battlefield trauma care in the US Military. TCCC and wilderness medicine share the goal of optimizing care for patients with trauma in austere environments that impose significant challenges in both equipment and evacuation capability...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410908/national-utilization-of-partial-nephrectomy-pre-and-post-aua-guidelines-is-this-as-good-as-it-gets
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Igor Sorokin, Paul J Feustel, Rebecca L O'Malley
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to compare utilization and predictors of partial nephrectomy (PN) in the pre- and post-guideline eras. MATERIALS AND METHODS: American Board of Urology certification/recertification operative logs were reviewed from 2003 to 2014. Nephrectomy cases were extracted using Current Procedural Terminology codes. The cases were then stratified according to pre-guidelines (2003-October 2009) and post-guidelines (November 2009-2014)...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408054/radiation-therapy-quality-indicators-for-invasive-breast-cancer
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Lara Best, Catherine de Metz, Ivo A Olivotto, Isabelle Roy, Tim Whelan, Julie Arsenault, Michael Brundage
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Radiation therapy (RT) for breast cancer has evolved considerably over the past two decades. A concise list of optimal care indexes is lacking. The purpose of this project was to generate a suite of quality of care indicators for breast cancer RT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A modified Delphi approach was used including a comprehensive literature and guideline review (1995-2015), an initial review of potential quality indicators (QIs) by a steering committee, a survey of Canadian Radiation Oncologists, and a face-to-face consensus development meeting with breast cancer experts to develop a list of breast RT quality indicators...
April 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406118/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-radiation-oncology-perspective
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REVIEW
A A Abdus-Salam, A A Olabumuyi, M A Jimoh
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare cancer in developing countries like Nigeria. However, with an increasing understanding of its epidemiology, the increasing availability of trained personnel, improvement in diagnostic facilities, and greater awareness in the populace, an increase in its incidence as was witnessed in developed nations in the last few decades could be safely predicted. This narrative review highlights the international best practices in the multidisciplinary approach to the management of RCC, its diagnosis and treatment, with emphasis on recent advances and radiation treatment...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403702/bell-s-palsy-excluding-serious-illness-in-urgent-and-emergency-care-settings
#17
Sean Mower
Bell's palsy is a relatively benign condition that affects about 20 in every 100,000 patients a year, and in most cases the signs and symptoms resolve fully within around six months. The defining characteristic of the condition is a unilateral facial palsy, but this is also apparent in other conditions with a more serious prognosis, including strokes, some viral infections and tumours. This article reviews the literature on recognition of Bell's palsy, examines the underlying pathology, and compares it with other conditions associated with facial palsy...
April 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401577/a-brief-report-on-the-ethical-and-legal-guides-for-technology-use-in-marriage-and-family-therapy
#18
Michael Pennington, Rikki Patton, Amber Ray, Heather Katafiasz
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) use ethical codes and state licensure laws/rules as guidelines for best clinical practice. It is important that professional codes reflect the potential exponential use of technology in therapy. However, current standards regarding technology use lack clarity. To explore this gap, a summative content analysis was conducted on state licensure laws/rules and professional ethical codes to find themes and subthemes among the many aspects of therapy in which technology can be utilized...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399548/adherence-to-back-pain-clinical-practice-guidelines-by-brazilian-physical-therapists-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Fabrício Soares de Souza, Carlos Emílio Ladeira, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional observational study. OBJECTIVES: 1) To investigate whether Brazilian physical therapists make clinical decisions for patients with low back pain based upon clinical practice guidelines. 2) To determine whether the physical therapists are able to recognize differential diagnoses of low back pain associated with red or yellow flags. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Early adherence to clinical practice guidelines may accelerate recovery and reduce the costs associated with low back pain...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399033/european-society-of-gynaecological-oncology-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-vulvar-cancer
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Maaike H M Oonk, François Planchamp, Peter Baldwin, Mariusz Bidzinski, Mats Brännström, Fabio Landoni, Sven Mahner, Umesh Mahantshetty, Mansoor Mirza, Cordula Petersen, Denis Querleu, Sigrid Regauer, Lukas Rob, Roman Rouzier, Elena Ulrikh, Jacobus van der Velden, Ignace Vergote, Linn Woelber, Ate G J van der Zee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop clinically relevant and evidence-based guidelines as part of European Society of Gynaecological Oncology's mission to improve the quality of care for women with gynecologic cancers across Europe. METHODS: The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology Council nominated an international development group made of practicing clinicians who provide care to patients with vulvar cancer and have demonstrated leadership and interest in the management of patients with vulvar cancer (18 experts across Europe)...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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