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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775960/strategies-to-decrease-oxidative-stress-biomarker-levels-in-human-medical-conditions-a-meta-analysis-on-8-iso-prostaglandin-f-2%C3%AE
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Thomas J van 't Erve
The widespread detection of elevated oxidative stress levels in many medical conditions has led to numerous efforts to design interventions to reduce its effects. Efforts have been wide-ranging, from dietary changes to administration of antioxidants, supplements, e.g., omega-3-fatty acids, and many medications. However, there is still no systemic assessment of the efficacy of treatments for oxidative stress reduction across a variety of medical conditions. The goal of this meta-analysis is, by combining multiple studies, to quantitate the change in the levels of the popular oxidative stress biomarker 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α ) after a variety of treatment strategies in human populations...
May 9, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775958/a-systematic-review-of-community-based-interventions-to-improve-oral-chronic-disease-medication-regimen-adherence-among-individuals-with-substance-use-disorder
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REVIEW
Karen M Clements, Tasmina Hydery, Mark A Tesell, Bonnie C Greenwood, Michael C Angelini
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence has been shown to cause medical complications, death, and increased healthcare costs and may be of particular importance in patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Concerns regarding adherence in this population may influence a healthcare provider's decision to prescribe a medication requiring high adherence. Guidance defining best practices that promote adherence among individuals with SUD is lacking. METHODS: A review of English articles in Medline and PsycINFO databases, published between October 1, 1994 and October 31, 2017, was conducted in order to identify studies of interventions intended to improve adherence to oral chronic disease medication regimens among patients with SUD...
May 1, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775917/difficulties-in-interpretation-when-assessing-prolonged-and-subacute-exposure-to-the-toxic-effects-of-chlorine
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Marek Wiergowski, Ireneusz Sołtyszewski, Jacek Sein Anand, Michał Kaliszan, Jolanta Anita Wilmanowska, Zbigniew Jankowski, Marcin Łukasik
The purpose of this study was a toxicological interpretation of exposure to chlorine with unusual course. Medical, clinical and court records, as well as reviews of the literature, served as the basis for this interpretation. The first case of poisoning concerns a 52-year-old man who for a short time (probably several hours), during the industrial cleaning of facilities with sodium hypochlorite, was exposed to chlorine in a presumed high concentration. The man was obese and suffered from hypertension and moderate atherosclerosis, and therefore could be more susceptible to the toxic effects of chlorine...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775848/long-term-outcome-in-children-with-neonatal-seizures-a-tertiary-center-experience-in-cohort-of-168-patients
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Biljana Vucetic Tadic, Ruzica Kravljanac, Vlada Sretenovic, Vladislav Vukomanovic
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome and assess predictors of prognosis in children with neonatal seizures (NS). METHOD: This retrospective study includes children with NS treated at our Institute from January the 1st 2005 until December the 31st 2015. The data were collected from medical charts and the electroencephalogram (EEG) database at the Institute. The predictive value was evaluated for following parameters: (1) characteristics of the patients, such as gender, gestational age, birth body weight, Apgar score, artificial ventilation; (2) etiology; (3) characteristics of seizures such as type, time of onset, resistance to treatment; and (4) EEG background activity and paroxysmal discharges...
May 15, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775803/assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-imprinting-disorders-results-of-a-study-from-a-french-congenital-malformations-registry
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Audrey Uk, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Quentin Scanvion, Lucas Michon, Emmanuelle Amar
INTRODUCTION: Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) is increasingly used to help infertile couples to have children around the world. A number of studies have been published reporting an increased risk of major malformations in children born following ART, especially an increased incidence of epigenetic diseases (ED). This study aimed to assess the incidence of epigenetic diseases with affected imprinting genes in infants or children from pregnancies obtained through IVF/ICSI compared to infants or children from pregnancies obtained spontaneously...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775771/a-detailed-analysis-of-the-arden-syntax-expression-grammar
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Stefan Kraus, Marc Rosenbauer, Lutz Schröder, Thomas Bürkle, Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, Dennis Toddenroth
OBJECTIVE: The Arden Syntax for Medical Logic Systems is a standard for encoding and sharing medical knowledge in the form of Medical Logic Modules. To improve accessibility for clinicians, the originators of the standard deliberately designed Arden Syntax expressions to resemble natural language, and parentheses around operands are not generally required. For certain patterns of nested expressions, however, the use of parentheses is mandatory, otherwise they are not accepted by an Arden Syntax environment...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775691/pain-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-a-multicenter-study
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Tatiana Talya Fleishman, Jacob Dreiher, Pesach Shvartman
CONTEXT: Pain is a common complaint in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, yet is often inadequately assessed and undertreated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence, characteristics, intensity, and impact of pain in MHD patients. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study conducted between 2013 and 2015, 336 MHD patients from five hemodialysis units in hospitals owned by Clalit were interviewed and evaluated. Study tools included the Brief Pain Inventory, The Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs pain scale, demographic and clinical characteristics...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775512/improving-post-hospital-medication-management-in-a-danish-municipality-a-process-evaluation
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Mette Geil Kollerup, Tine Curtis, Birgitte Schantz Laursen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates an intervention developed to improve patient safety in post-hospital medication management carried out by visiting nurses working in a municipality in Denmark. The intervention consisted of three elements: an initial inter-disciplinary home visit by nurses, two subsequent scheduled visits, and the use of an organising tool. BACKGROUND: As a consequence of specialised treatment plans and new treatment possibilities, patients with complex care needs can now be discharged from hospital more rapidly - and in greater numbers - than previously...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775476/maternal-asthma-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-perinatal-mortality
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Mari Kemppainen, Anna-Maria Lahesmaa-Korpinen, Paula Kauppi, Martti Virtanen, Suvi M Virtanen, Riitta Karikoski, Mika Gissler, Turkka Kirjavainen
BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common chronic disease during pregnancy and it may have influence on pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to assess the association between maternal asthma and the perinatal risks as well as possible effects of asthma medication. METHODS: The study was based on a nationwide Finnish register-based cohort between the years 1996 and 2012 in the Drug and Pregnancy Database. The register data comprised 962 405 singleton live and stillbirths, 898 333 (93...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775442/-copeptin-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Piotr Skrzypczyk, Magdalena Okarska-Napierała, Elżbieta Górska, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Studies in adult patients suggest that copeptin (C-terminal fragment of antidiuretin propeptide) is related to kidney and cardiovascular diseases. AIM: The aim was to assess copeptin concentration in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a group of 38 children with CKD (age: from 4.70 to 18.00 mean 12.23±4.19 years) we evaluated: serum copeptin concentration [ng/mL], age, sex, etiology of CKD, presence of arterial hypertension (AH), medications, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), hemoglobin, calcium-phosphorus metabolism parameters, and lipids...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775153/feasibility-safety-and-changes-in-systolic-blood-pressure-associated-with-endovascular-revascularization-of-symptomatic-and-chronically-occluded-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-using-a-newly-suggested-radiographic-classification-of-chronically-occluded-cervical
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David Hasan, Mario Zanaty, Robert M Starke, Elias Atallah, Nohra Chalouhi, Pascal Jabbour, Amit Singla, Waldo R Guerrero, Daichi Nakagawa, Edgar A Samaniego, Nnenna Mbabuike, Rabih G Tawk, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Roberta L Novakovic, Jonathan White, Clemens M Schirmer, Thomas G Brott, Hussain Shallwani, L Nelson Hopkins
OBJECTIVE The overall risk of ischemic stroke from a chronically occluded internal carotid artery (COICA) is around 5%-7% per year despite receiving the best available medical therapy. Here, authors propose a radiographic classification of COICA that can be used as a guide to determine the technical success and safety of endovascular recanalization for symptomatic COICA and to assess the changes in systemic blood pressure following successful revascularization. METHODS The radiographic images of 100 consecutive subjects with COICA were analyzed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775088/an-assessment-of-the-uk-inpatient-care-for-heart-failure-patients-with-diabetes
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Lihua Wu, Jackie Cleator, Mamas Mamas, Christi Deaton
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common co-morbidity for patients with heart failure. Diabetes as a co-morbidity means that inpatient care should focus on both conditions to maximize the treatment regimen. However, this pressing issue is not widely researched and so it is unclear whether the acute care management needs of these patients are being met. AIMS: (1) To assess the differences in the number of hospital readmissions between patients with heart failure and patients with heart failure-diabetes; (2) to assess the use of integrated care approach for patients with heart failure-diabetes during the index heart failure-related admission; (3) to explore patient experiences of admissions...
May 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775080/mindfulness-meditation-and-interprofessional-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
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Diana J Kelm, Jennifer L Ridgeway, Becca L Gas, Monali Mohan, David A Cook, Darlene R Nelson, Roberto P Benzo
PROBLEM: Mindfulness training includes mindfulness meditation, which has been shown to improve both attention and self-awareness. Medical providers in the intensive care unit often deal with difficult situations with strong emotions, life-and-death decisions, and both interpersonal and interprofessional conflicts. The effect of mindfulness meditation training on healthcare providers during acute care tasks such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation remains unknown. Mindfulness meditation has the potential to improve provider well-being and reduce stress in individuals involved in resuscitation teams, which could then translate into better team communication and delivery of care under stress...
May 18, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774497/safety-of-commercial-airflight-in-patients-with-brain-tumors-a-case-series
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Michelle Phillips, Marlon Saria, Amy Eisenberg, Daniel F Kelly, Garni Barkhoudarian
INTRODUCTION: Patients with intracranial masses are often advised to avoid airflight due to concerns of worsening neurological symptoms or deterioration. However, many patients often travel cross-country or internationally to tertiary care centers for definitive care. This study assesses the safety of commercial airflight for brain and skull base tumor patients without severe or progressive neurological deficits. METHODS: Patients that had traveled to our institution for surgery via commercial airflight from 2014 to 2017 were identified...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774439/surgical-education-simulation-and-simulators-updating-the-concept-of-validity
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REVIEW
Mitchell Goldenberg, Jason Y Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Competency-based medical education (CBME) is rooted in the use of iterative assessments. We must ensure that the assessments used in CBME are valid, to make acceptable and accurate decisions regarding the competency of a trainee. Until recently, much of the educational and assessment literature in urology have used a now-outdated method of determining validity, based on theory and recommendations from over 50 years ago. We describe a contemporary approach to gathering construct validity evidence for the assessment of urologic trainees, for use in both clinical and simulation environments...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774402/subtrochanteric-and-diaphyseal-femoral-fractures-in-hypophosphatasia-not-atypical-at-all
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F Genest, L Seefried
Risk for subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures is considered increased in patients with hypophosphatasia (HPP). Evaluating a large cohort of HPP patients, we could for the first time quantify the prevalcence and identify both morphometric features as well as predisposing factors for this complication of severe HPP. INTRODUCTION: Subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures have been associated with both, long-term antiresorptive treatment and metabolic bone disorders, specifically Hypophosphatasia (HPP)...
May 17, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774184/a-systematic-review-of-clinical-value-of-three-dimensional-printing-in-renal-disease
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Zhonghua Sun, Dongting Liu
The aim of this systematic review is to analyse current literature related to the clinical value of three-dimensional (3D) printed models in renal disease. A literature search of PubMed and Scopus databases was performed to identify studies reporting the clinical application and usefulness of 3D printed models in renal disease. Fifteen studies were found to meet the selection criteria and were included in the analysis. Eight of them provided quantitative assessments with five studies focusing on dimensional accuracy of 3D printed models in replicating renal anatomy and tumour, and on measuring tumour volume between 3D printed models and original source images and surgical specimens, with mean difference less than 10%...
April 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774174/outpatient-interventions-that-may-enhance-the-care-of-a-patient-with-co-existing-moyamoya-and-down-syndromes
#18
Anita Lwanga, Waldo Herrera, Katya Cruz Madrid, Antony Irungu
Moyamoya vasculopathy is a condition of chronic, progressive occlusion of the distal internal carotid arteries and the Circle of Willis. The resultant ischemia produces compensatory angiogenesis and the growth of a network of collateral blood vessels, which on angiography resemble a "puff of smoke" or "moyamoya" in Japanese. The objective of this case report is to describe the clinical course of a patient with Down and moyamoya syndromes and to enlighten clinicians about strategies that can be taken to enhance the care of similar patients...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774173/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-the-management-of-peripheral-vascular-malformations-a-tertiary-care-center-experience
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Misbah Tahir, Muhammad Anees Mumtaz, Anum Sultan, Jawaid Iqbal, Raza Sayani
Peripheral vascular malformations (PVMs) represent a wide spectrum of vascular abnormalities occurring due to anomalous connections between arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic channels at the microscopic level, in different combinations. They are rare and challenging to treat. Different operators may have different approaches based on their experience and expertise. Sclerotherapy either alone or in combination with embolization has been used as an independent method for the treatment of PVMs. Purpose The aim of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of sclerotherapy and embolization, with or without surgery, for the treatment of peripheral vascular malformations, based on our approach...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774158/efficacy-of-vedolizumab-for-induction-of-clinical-response-and-remission-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-inflammatory-bowel-disease-who-failed-at-least-two-tnf-antagonists
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Martine De Vos, Barbara Dhooghe, Severine Vermeire, Edouard Louis, Fazia Mana, Ann Elewaut, Peter Bossuyt, Filip Baert, Catherine Reenaers, Marc Van Gossum, Elisabeth Macken, Marc Ferrante, Pieter Hindryckx, Olivier Dewit, Tom Holvoet, Denis Franchimont
Background: Vedolizumab is a recently available monoclonal antibody targeting α4β7 integrin for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). Objective: The objective of this article is to evaluate the efficacy of vedolizumab induction therapy in anti-TNF-refractory/intolerant UC and CD patients in real life. Methods: A cohort of 149 moderately to severely active UC and CD patients who failed or showed intolerance to at least two TNF antagonists participated in a medical need program and received vedolizumab in 37 Belgian centers (April-September 2015)...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
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