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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728345/safety-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tubes-in-centenarian-patients
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Zain A Sobani, Kevin Tin, Steven Guttmann, Anna A Abbasi, Ira Mayer, Yuriy Tsirlin
Background/Aims: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a relatively safe procedure; however, no study has evaluated the safety of PEG tube placement in patients over the age of 100 years. Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of patient records for patients who underwent PEG tube placement. Thirty patients aged 100 years and older were identified and a random sample of 275 patients was selected for comparison. Results: The mean age of the patients was 80...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727727/a-comparative-study-of-patients-activities-and-interactions-in-a-stroke-unit-before-and-after-reconstruction-the-significance-of-the-built-environment
#2
Anna Anåker, Lena von Koch, Christina Sjöstrand, Julie Bernhardt, Marie Elf
Early mobilization and rehabilitation, multidisciplinary stroke expertise and comprehensive therapies are fundamental in a stroke unit. To achieve effective and safe stroke care, the physical environment in modern stroke units should facilitate the delivery of evidence-based care. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore patients' activities and interactions in a stroke unit before the reconstruction of the physical environment, while in a temporary location and after reconstruction. This case study examined a stroke unit as an integrated whole...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727703/intrathecal-morphine-improves-hemodynamic-parameters-and-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Hamed Elgendy, Hatem A R Helmy
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) has been used in hopes of providing good postoperative analgesia in cardiac surgery. Little is known about its use in isolated aortic valve replacement surgery. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of 7 µ/kg ITM administration in aortic valve replacement in regards to hemodynamics, pain score, and postoperative complications when compared to general anesthesia alone. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind trial...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726173/recurrent-glioblastomas-in-the-elderly-after-maximal-first-line-treatment-does-preserved-overall-condition-warrant-a-maximal-second-line-treatment
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Marc Zanello, Alexandre Roux, Renata Ursu, Sophie Peeters, Luc Bauchet, Georges Noel, Jacques Guyotat, Pierre-Jean Le Reste, Thierry Faillot, Fabien Litre, Nicolas Desse, Evelyne Emery, Antoine Petit, Johann Peltier, Jimmy Voirin, François Caire, Jean-Luc Barat, Jean-Rodolphe Vignes, Philippe Menei, Olivier Langlois, Edouard Dezamis, Antoine Carpentier, Phong Dam Hieu, Philippe Metellus, Johan Pallud
A growing literature supports maximal safe resection followed by standard combined chemoradiotherapy (i.e. maximal first-line therapy) for selected elderly glioblastoma patients. To assess the prognostic factors from recurrence in elderly glioblastoma patients treated by maximal safe resection followed by standard combined chemoradiotherapy as first-line therapy. Multicentric retrospective analysis comparing the prognosis and optimal oncological management of recurrent glioblastomas between 660 adult patients aged of < 70 years (standard group) and 117 patients aged of ≥70 years (elderly group) harboring a supratentorial glioblastoma treated by maximal first-line therapy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726032/comparison-of-abdominal-vaginal-and-laparoscopic-hysterectomies-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-turkey
#6
Z O Inal, H A Inal
AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to assess and compare the clinical results of three hysterectomy techniques: abdominal hysterectomy (AH), vaginal hysterectomy (VH), and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). METHODS: A total of 2163 patients having undergone AH (n = 1226), VH (n = 426), and LH (n = 511) procedures were analyzed. The mean age, body mass index (BMI), parity, uterus weight, operation time, blood loss, duration of hospitalization, analgesic needs, intra- and postoperative complications, and indications for hysterectomy were analyzed and compared...
July 19, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725432/transplanters-drive-cars-to-the-clinic-by-brewing-ice-t-the-moffitt-roadmap
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EDITORIAL
Frederick L Locke, Claudio Anasetti
Recent single institution clinical trial successes with anti-CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for B cell malignancies attracted significant attention from industry. Our center sought to rapidly and safely bring industry sponsored pivotal trials to our patients and to prepare for additional cell therapy trials in solid and liquid tumors from both industry and our own investigators. We implemented a collaborative cross departmental program to provide clinical care and trial coordination for immune cell therapies...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725149/using-an-integrated-information-system-to-reduce-interruptions-and-the-number-of-non-relevant-contacts-in-the-inpatient-pharmacy-at-tertiary-hospital
#8
Saleh Binobaid, Mohammed Almeziny, Ip-Shing Fan
Patient care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals intended for high-quality and safe patient care. Accordingly, the team must work synergistically and communicate efficiently. In many hospitals, nursing and pharmacy communication relies mainly on telephone calls. In fact, numerous studies have reported telephone calls as a source of interruption for both pharmacy and nursing operations; therefore, the workload increases and the chance of errors raises. This report describes the implementation of an integrated information system that possibly can reduce telephone calls through providing real-time tracking capabilities and sorting prescriptions urgency, thus significantly improving traceability of all prescriptions inside pharmacy...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724817/real-world-evidence-of-safety-profile-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-avastin-in-an-indian-scenario
#9
Prashant Jain, Jay Sheth, Giridhar Anantharaman, Mahesh Gopalakrishnan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety profile of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) as an off-label pharmacotherapeutic agent for various ocular conditions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was carried out on 3806 injections of 1761 patients that were administered with intravitreal bevacizumab injection at a tertiary eye care center in India. The injections were administered on a pro re nata basis for various indications such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724392/a-prospective-study-assessing-agreement-and-reliability-of-a-geriatric-evaluation
#10
Isabella Locatelli, Stéfanie Monod, Jacques Cornuz, Christophe J Büla, Nicolas Senn
BACKGROUND: The present study takes place within a geriatric program, aiming at improving the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes in primary care. Within this program it was of prime importance to be able to rely on a robust and reproducible geriatric consultation to use as a gold standard for evaluating a primary care brief assessment tool. The specific objective of the present study was thus assessing the agreement and reliability of a comprehensive geriatric consultation...
July 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724365/leflunomide-is-equally-efficacious-and-safe-compared-to-low-dose-rituximab-in-refractory-rheumatoid-arthritis-given-in-combination-with-methotrexate-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
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Harindu Wijesinghe, Priyadharshini Galappatthy, Rajiva de Silva, Suranjith L Seneviratne, Ushagowry Saravanamuttu, Preethi Udagama, Melanie Hart, Peter Kelleher, Upul Senerath, Rohini Fernandopulle, Lilani P Weerasekera, Lalith S Wijayaratne
BACKGROUND: The standard dose of rituximab used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 1000 mg but recent studies have shown that low dose (500 mg) is also effective. Efficacy of low dose rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) refractory to first-line non-biologic Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs), compared to leflunomide is unknown. In a tertiary care referral setting, we conducted a randomized, double blind controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy and safety of low-dose rituximab-methotrexate combination with leflunomide-methotrexate combination...
July 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724036/clinical-pharmacology-profile-of-care-in-hepatology-clinic
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Talita Rocha Passos, Fabiana Silva Santos, Maria Cleusa Martins, Vanusa Barbosa Pinto, Flair José Carrilho, Suzane Kioko Ono
Since 2010, the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division of the Central Institute of Hospital das Clínicas of the University of São Paulo Medical School (HC-FMUSP, in the Portuguese acronym) has been developing specialized electives assistance activities in the Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Secondary Level, in São Paulo NGA-63 Várzea do Carmo. The objective of this study was to analyze the pharmacotherapeutic profile of patients. This is a cross-sectional and retrospective study in which patients were seen at the Hepatology sector and the results were submitted to descriptive statistics...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723788/protective-effect-of-the-microcatheter-placed-at-the-normal-vertebral-artery-in-intracranial-stent-assisted-angioplasty-for-vertebral-artery-stenosis-a-case-report
#13
Ming-Yi Wang, Yong-Sheng Liu, Ke Li, Yong-Jian Liu, Feng Wang
RATIONALE: A carefully designed intracranial stent-assisted angioplasty (SAA) is presented here that may prevent subsequent branch artery occlusion. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 72-year-old man with a 3-month history of progressive and intermittent vertigo without any obvious trigger, accompanied by nausea. DIAGNOSES: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease. INTERVENTIONS: the patient underwent intracranial SAA in accordance with the procedure described here...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722615/assessing-the-short-term-global-health-experience-a-cross-sectional-study-of-demographics-socioeconomic-factors-and-disease-prevalence
#14
Olivia Geen, Allison Pumputis, Cristina Kochi, Andrew Costa, Karl Stobbe
Interest in short-term global health experiences to underserviced populations has grown rapidly in the last few decades. However, there remains very little research on what participants can expect to encounter. At the same time, it has been suggested that in order for physicians and workers to provide safe and effective care, volunteers should have a basic understanding of local culture, health systems, epidemiology, and socioeconomic needs of the community before arriving. Our objective was to add to the limited literature on what short-term global health trips can expect to encounter through a cross-sectional study of patient demographics, socioeconomic markers, and the prevalence of diseases encountered on a short-term medical service trip to Lima, Peru...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721996/open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-screw-injury-retrospective-study
#15
Preetha Balaji, S M Balaji
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a standard surgical procedure in jaw trauma and in orthognathic surgery. Insertion of screws is a significant risk for accidental tooth root injury with varying outcomes. Contrary evidences are found in literature due to a variety of study designs. This study was undertaken to address the lacunae and possibly estimate the difference in occurrence of tooth damage during or after ORIF between trauma and planned osteotomies...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721790/administering-and-monitoring-high-alert-medications-in-acute-care
#16
Joseph Macale Ruff Cajanding
The nurse's primary role in the medication process is to ensure that drugs are administered safely to patients, thus reducing the risk of unnecessary harm or injury. High-alert medications are a particular concern for healthcare professionals, since they are associated with an increased risk of causing patient harm. This article identifies high-risk medications and outlines measures that can be used to prevent potential harm to patients as a result of these medications, including computerised provider order entry, Tall Man lettering, order sets, independent double-checks and proactive patient monitoring...
July 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
#17
Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719564/the-new-apgar-score-a-checklist-to-enhance-quality-of-life-in-geriatric-patients-with-hip-fracture
#18
Joseph Bernstein, Sara Weintraub, Eric Hume, Mark D Neuman, Stephen L Kates, Jaimo Ahn
For geriatric patients with hip fractures, the broken bone is the reason for admission, but only part of the overall disease. Indeed, it may be more helpful to consider the patient having geriatric hip fracture syndrome or sustaining a hip attack, as there are many associated medical, social, psychological, and other problems to which attention must be paid. To that end, we have identified a series of 10 steps, collected into a checklist, that can be undertaken for all patients with geriatric hip fracture. In homage to the maxim "we come into the world under the brim of the pelvis and go out through the neck of the femur," we defined our checklist by the acronym APGAR SCORE, named after the classic checklist of the same name used to assess a newborn child...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719087/mri-guided-stereotactic-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-diagnostic-mri-suite-background-and-safe-practice-recommendations
#19
Paul S Larson, Jon T Willie, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hooman Azmi-Ghadimi, Amy Nichols, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Helen Boehm Johnson, Denise Graham
The development of navigation technology facilitating MRI-guided stereotactic neurosurgery has enabled neurosurgeons to perform a variety of procedures ranging from deep brain stimulation to laser ablation entirely within an intraoperative or diagnostic MRI suite while having real-time visualization of brain anatomy. Prior to this technology, some of these procedures required multisite workflow patterns that presented significant risk to the patient during transport. For those facilities with access to this technology, safe practice guidelines exist only for procedures performed within an intraoperative MRI...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717869/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-indications-techniques-and-results
#20
Angkoon Anuwong, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Khwannara Ketwong, Hoon Yub Kim, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jeremy D Richmon
INTRODUCTION: The Transoral Neck Surgery (TONS) Study Group was established at the 1st International Thyroid NOTES Conference in February 2016 with the intention of standardizing and refining thyroid NOTES techniques, including both transoral endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy approaches. Herein, the authors report the modification of indications, preparation, and step-by-step explanations for operative techniques, as well as results and postoperative care for transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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