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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140840/high-voltage-electrical-stimulation-versus-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-pressure-ulcers
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Pinar Bora Karsli, Eda Gurcay, Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Aytul Cakci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES) with ultrasound (US) in treating Stage II through Stage IV pressure ulcers (PrUs)* of hospitalized patients. DESIGN: This study was designed as a prospective, controlled trial in which patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 27 patients (22 male, 5 female) hospitalized for neurologic rehabilitation in the Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stage II through Stage IV PrUs were included in this study...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129174/high-flow-or-titrated-oxygen-for-obese-medical-inpatients-a-randomised-crossover-trial
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Janine Pilcher, Michael Richards, Leonie Eastlake, Steven J McKinstry, George Bardsley, Sarah Jefferies, Irene Braithwaite, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects on transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension (Ptco2) of high concentration and titrated oxygen therapy in medical inpatients with morbid obesity who were not selected for a pre-existing diagnosis of obesity hypoventilation syndrome. DESIGN: A randomised, crossover trial undertaken between February and September 2015. SETTING: Internal medicine service, Wellington Regional Hospital, New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: 22 adult inpatients, aged 16 years or more, with a body mass index exceeding 40 kg/m<sup>2</sup>...
November 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123661/the-psychology-of-chronic-post-surgical-pain-new-frontiers-in-risk-factor-identification-prevention-and-management
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Aliza Z Weinrib, Muhammad A Azam, Kathryn A Birnie, Lindsay C Burns, Hance Clarke, Joel Katz
In an era of considerable advances in anaesthesiology and pain medicine, chronic pain after major surgery continues to be problematic. This article briefly reviews the known psychological risk and protective factors associated with the development of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). We begin with a definition of CPSP and then explain what we mean by a risk/protective factor. Next, we summarize known psychological risk and protective factors for CPSP. Psychological interventions that target risk factors and may impact postsurgical pain are reviewed, including the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-based approach to CPSP prevention and management we use in the Transitional Pain Service (TPS) at the Toronto General Hospital...
November 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117079/integration-of-data-to-establish-a-standard-operating-procedure-for-the-diabetic-patient-undergoing-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Katherine George, Dianne Ross, Lynn Rowe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe occurrences of hypoglycemia in the diabetic population undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). We also examined 2 secondary aims: link industry standards for management of hypoglycemia in the general diabetic population to the HBOT environment; and integrate HBOT data into an electronic health record system, as patients transition across inpatient and outpatient services and settings. DESIGN: A retrospective, descriptive study...
November 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115370/-febrile-syndromes-in-the-traveler-returning-from-tropical-regions-admitted-in-a-monographic-unit
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N Moya Notario, M Hernández-Cabrera, C Carranza-Rodríguez, E Pisos-Álamo, N Jaén-Sánchez, J L Pérez-Arellano
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyse those syndromes with fever in travellers who return from tropical regions evaluated at our Department of Infectology and Tropical Medicine. Clarifying these conditions intends to reach earlier diagnoses and, perhaps, to avoid the emergence and spread of imported diseases, as well as to establish appropriate preventive measures. METHODS: An observational descriptive transversal study was performed, selecting those patients who returned from tropical regions with fever, amongst all travellers evaluated in our department between 1998 and 2013...
November 8, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113010/comparison-of-four-methods-of-endotracheal-tube-passage-in-simulated-airways-there-is-room-for-improved-techniques
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Kirsten Kingma, Ross Hofmeyr, Irene Suilan Zeng, Christin Coomarasamy, Andrew Brainard
OBJECTIVE: Endotracheal intubation requires laryngoscopy followed by passage of the endotracheal tube (ETT). Tube passage can be difficult, but there is little evidence to support which adjunct for tube passage is most effective. METHODS: The four tube passage adjuncts tested were the naked ETT, stylet ETT, railroaded bougie and preloaded bougie. Participants completed pre- and post-test surveys identifying demographics, experience and method preference. After instruction, participants completed eight intubations on manikins with 'easy' and 'difficult' airways...
November 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108136/application-and-optimisation-of-the-comparison-on-extreme-laboratory-tests-cert-algorithm-for-detection-of-adverse-drug-reactions-transferability-across-national-boundaries
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Mun Yee Tham, Qing Ye, Pei San Ang, Liza Y Fan, Dukyong Yoon, Rae Woong Park, Zheng Jye Ling, James W Yip, Bee Choo Tai, Stephen Jw Evans, Cynthia Sung
PURPOSE: The Singapore regulatory agency for health products (Health Sciences Authority), in performing active surveillance of medicines and their potential harms, is open to new methods to achieve this goal. Laboratory tests are a potential source of data for this purpose. We have examined the performance of the Comparison on Extreme Laboratory Tests (CERT) algorithm, developed by Ajou University, Korea, as a potential tool for adverse drug reaction detection based on the electronic medical records of the Singapore health care system...
November 6, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105736/stroke-identification-by-criteria-based-dispatch-a-register-based-study
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E N Ellensen, H Naess, T Wisborg, S Hunskaar, E Zakariassen
BACKGROUND: Rapid and precise dispatch of resources is a key element in pre-hospital emergency medicine. Emergency medical communication centres (EMCCs) dispatch resources based on protocols and guidelines, balancing the acute need of the individual and the resource allocation of the pre-hospital emergency medical system. The aim of this study was to determine the validity of stroke identification by the Norwegian dispatch guidelines. METHOD AND MATERIAL: This was a register-based study where patients suspected for stroke were compared to those with the final diagnosis of stroke as an indicator group for the guideline validation...
November 5, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101128/oral-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-psoriasis-vulgaris-protocol-for-a-randomised-double-blind-double-dummy-multicentre-clinical-trial
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Jingwen Deng, Danni Yao, Chuanjian Lu, Zehuai Wen, Yuhong Yan, Ziyang He, Huimei Wu, Hao Deng
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis vulgaris is a common skin disease that is characterised by persistent localised erythematous scaly plaques. Yinxieling is a Chinese herbal formula for psoriasis that has been used for more than 20 years in China. To facilitate application, PSORI-CM01 was developed based on the optimisation and simplification of Yinxieling tablets performed in a previous study and in clinical practice. However, the scientific evidence regarding whether PSORI-CM01 is more effective for psoriasis than the original Yinxieling remains insufficient...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089683/ganglion-impar-block-in-patients-with-chronic-coccydynia
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Nitesh Gonnade, Neeraj Mehta, Pushpinder Singh Khera, Dewesh Kumar, Rengarajan Rajagopal, Pramod Kumar Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Coccydynia refers to pain in the terminal segment of the spinecaused by abnormal sitting and standing posture. Coccydynia is usually managed conservatively, however in nonresponsive patients, ganglion impar block is used as a good alternate modality for pain relief. This article studies the effect of ganglion impar block in coccydynia patients who were not relieved by conservative management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at the pain clinic in the departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology in a tertiary centre in India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081172/-effect-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-using-venus-a-valve-for-treating-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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G Y Song, M Y Wang, Y Wang, X B Liu, Y Feng, X Q Kong, Y J Wu
Objective: To evaluate the effect of transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR) using Venus-A valve for treating patients with severe aortic stenosis. Methods: In this prospective study, 101 consecutive severe aortic stenosis patients with high surgical risk(Society of Thoracic Surgeon(STS) score ≥4%) or at prohibitive surgical risk were enrolled from 5 academic cardiovascular centers in China(Fuwai hospital, the second affiliated hospital of Zhejiang university school of medicine, West China hospital of Sichuan university, the first affiliated hospital of Nanjing medical university, Ruijin hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong university school of medicine) from September 2012 to January 2015, and Venus-A valves were used in TAVR for these patients...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078988/gestational-weight-gain-and-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-associated-with-second-generation-antipsychotic-drug-use-during-pregnancy
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Marlene P Freeman, Alexandra Z Sosinsky, Lina Goez-Mogollon, Gina M Savella, Danna Moustafa, Adele C Viguera, Lee S Cohen
BACKGROUND: Obesity during pregnancy is the most common high-risk obstetric condition, resulting in increased rates of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Individuals with psychiatric disorders have a higher risk of obesity than the general population, but data regarding implications of obesity in women with psychiatric disorders are sparse. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess pre-pregnancy weights and gestational weight gain in women who were exposed to second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) during pregnancy compared to controls...
September 21, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076013/hospital-staff-views-of-prescribing-and-discharge-communication-before-and-after-electronic-prescribing-system-implementation
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Pamela Ruth Mills, Anita Elaine Weidmann, Derek Stewart
Background Electronic prescribing system implementation is recommended to improve patient safety and general practitioner's discharge information communication. There is a paucity of information about hospital staff perspectives before and after system implementation. Objective To explore hospital staff views regarding prescribing and discharge communication systems before and after hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) system implementation. Setting A 560 bed United Kingdom district general hospital...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074070/comparison-of-intubation-devices-in-level-c-personal-protective-equipment-a-cadaveric-study
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R Scott Taylor, Matthew Pitzer, Grayson Goldman, Augusta Czysz, Thomas Simunich, John Ashurst
BACKGROUND: With the advancement of chemical, biological and nuclear warfare and the reemergence of infectious diseases, the possibility of intubating in personal protective equipment has become increasingly more real to the emergency physician. Human cadaveric models have been found to simulate real world conditions better than mannequins. The aim of the study was to determine the first pass success rate and average time to successful intubation while wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...
October 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070085/the-south-dakota-model-health-care-professions-student-disaster-preparedness-and-deployment-training
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Matt P Owens, Cheri Buffington, Michael P Frost, Randall J Waldner
OBJECTIVE: The Association of American Medical Colleges recommended an increase in medical education for public health emergencies, bioterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction in 2003. The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD SSOM) implemented a 1-day training event to provide disaster preparedness training and deployment organization for health professions students called Disaster Training Day (DTD). METHODS: Hospital staff and emergency medical services personnel provided the lecture portion of DTD using Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS; National Disaster Life Support Foundation) as the framework...
October 26, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037824/resource-usage-implementing-the-surgical-resident-prep-curriculum-at-a-single-institution
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Lily Owei, Chris Neylan, Rachel Kelz, Kristoffel R Dumon, Steve R Allen, Noel Williams, Daniel T Dempsey, Carla Fisher
OBJECTIVE: The Resident Prep Curriculum (RPC), published in 2014 and developed as a collaboration of the American College of Surgeons, Association of Program Directors in Surgery, and the Association for Surgical Education, was designed to improve the quality and consistency of medical student preparation for surgical residency. We aim to assess the feasibility of and resource usage for implementation of this curriculum at our institution. DESIGN: Our institution expanded upon a pre-existing 2-week surgical preparatory course, adding modules designed to meet the goals and objectives of the RPC...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036230/predictors-of-adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalisation-in-southwest-ethiopia-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Mulugeta Tarekegn Angamo, Colin Michael Curtain, Leanne Chalmers, Daniel Yilma, Luke Bereznicki
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the healthcare system; however, there are no studies reporting on the magnitude and risk factors associated with ADR-related hospitalisation in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVES: To characterise the reaction types and the drugs implicated in admission to Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia, and to identify risk factors associated with ADR-related hospitalisation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032578/first-trimester-screening-for-pre-eclampsia-in-chinese-pregnancies-case-control-study
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Yvonne Kwun Yue Cheng, Tak Yeung Leung, Lai Wa Law, Yuen Ha Ting, Kwok Ming Law, Daljit Singh Sahota
OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential of screening for pre-eclampsia (PE) in a Chinese population. DESIGN: Case Control Study. SETTING: Teaching Hospital in Hong Kong. POPULATION: 3,330 women having a viable singleton pregnancy attending 1(st) trimester Down syndrome screening. METHODS: Mean arterial pressure (MAP), bilateral uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI), and placental growth factor (PlGF) were measured...
October 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024333/united-we-stand-divided-we-conquer-pilot-study-of-multidisciplinary-general-medicine-heart-failure-care-program
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Omar Wahbi Izzettin, Ingrid Hopper, Edward Ritchie, Vathy Nagalingam, Ar Kar Aung
BACKGROUND: Heart failure care and education require a multifaceted approach to ensure appropriate transition from inpatient to outpatient care. AIMS: To explore the feasibility of a multidisciplinary heart failure care model, General Medicine Heart Failure Care Program (GM-HFCP) within a General Medical Unit (GMU). METHODS: Prospective non-randomised before-and-after observational quality improvement intervention over a 6-month period. All consecutive patients admitted to GMU at Alfred Hospital with diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure were included...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020779/management-of-medical-termination-of-pregnancy-mtop-up-until-the-7th-week-of-gestation-in-the-czech-republic
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P Slunska, J Hanacek, M Fanta, B Sehnal, R Gerychová, A Hola, A Zdenkova, H Neumannová, M Dziakova, M Lubusky
OBJECTIVE: In the Czech Republic (CR), it is possible, to carry out Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MToP) in the 1st trimester since June 2014, in case a woman submits a written request for it and in case the ultrasound examination confirms an intrauterine singleton prosperous pregnancy, between day 42 and 49 of gestation, crown-rump length (CRL) of the embryo 2-9 mm. The aim of the study is to analyze the management of MToP up until the 7th week of gestation in five centres in the CR...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
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