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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817463/delivering-high-value-inflammatory-bowel-disease-care-through-telemedicine-visits
#1
Shawn X Li, Kimberly D Thompson, Tracey Peterson, Shelley Huneven, Jamie Carmichael, Fredric J Glazer, Katelyn Darling, Corey A Siegel
BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require regular follow-up to manage their care, which requires significant amount of time and out-of-pocket costs. Telemedicine in the form of video virtual visits could serve as an alternative to in-office visits. The aim of this project was to understand if telemedicine can provide high value care (defined as quality/cost) to outpatients with IBD. METHODS: Patients who participated in the IBD telemedicine clinic in the second half of 2015 were included...
August 16, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814576/children-s-hospitals-solutions-for-patient-safety-collaborative-impact-on-hospital-acquired-harm
#2
Anne Lyren, Richard J Brilli, Karen Zieker, Miguel Marino, Stephen Muething, Paul J Sharek
OBJECTIVES: To determine if an improvement collaborative of 33 children's hospitals focused on reliable best practice implementation and culture of safety improvements can reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and serious safety events (SSEs). METHODS: A 3-year prospective cohort study design with a 12-month historical control population was completed by the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety collaborative. Identification and dissemination of best practices related to 9 HACs and SSE reduction focused on key process and culture of safety improvements...
August 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813873/automation-of-motor-dexterity-assessment
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Patrick Heyer, Luis R Castrejon, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, Luis Enrique Sucar
Motor dexterity assessment is regularly performed in rehabilitation wards to establish patient status and automatization for such routinary task is sought. A system for automatizing the assessment of motor dexterity based on the Fugl-Meyer scale and with loose restrictions on sensing technologies is presented. The system consists of two main elements: 1) A data representation that abstracts the low level information obtained from a variety of sensors, into a highly separable low dimensionality encoding employing t-distributed Stochastic Neighbourhood Embedding, and, 2) central to this communication, a multi-label classifier that boosts classification rates by exploiting the fact that the classes corresponding to the individual exercises are naturally organized as a network...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809063/color-and-power-doppler-combined-with-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-to-evaluate-the-fetal-heart
#4
L Yeo, R Romero
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of color and bidirectional power Doppler ultrasound combined with Fetal Intelligent Navigation Echocardiography (FINE) in examining the fetal heart. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted of fetuses in the second and third trimesters with a normal heart or with congenital heart disease (CHD). One or more spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) volume datasets, combined with color or bidirectional power Doppler (S-flow) imaging, were acquired in the apical four-chamber view...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807565/disrupted-day-night-pattern-of-cardiovascular-death-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Emerson Ferreira Martins, Denis Martinez, Fernando A Boeira Sabino da Silva, Lauren Sezerá, Rodrigo da Rosa de Camargo, Cintia Zappe Fiori, Flávio Danni Fuchs, Ruy Silveira Moraes
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who suffer sudden cardiac death die predominantly during the night. We aimed to investigate whether all cardiovascular-related deaths display the same night-time peak as sudden cardiac death. METHODS: Data from a large cohort of adults who underwent full-night polysomnography between 1985 and 2015 in a university-affiliated sleep clinic were analyzed. Time and cause of death of these patients and of persons from the general population were identified in death certificates from the State Health Secretariat...
July 26, 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806220/association-of-gender-with-outcome-and-host-response-in-critically-ill-sepsis-patients
#6
Lonneke A van Vught, Brendon P Scicluna, Maryse A Wiewel, Arie J Hoogendijk, Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg, David S Y Ong, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marek Franitza, Mohammad R Toliat, Peter Nürnberg, Marc M J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of gender with the presentation, outcome, and host response in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN AND SETTING: A prospective observational cohort study in the ICU of two tertiary hospitals between January 2011 and January 2014. PATIENTS: All consecutive critically ill patients admitted with sepsis, involving 1,815 admissions (1,533 patients). INTERVENTIONS: The host response was evaluated on ICU admission by measuring 19 plasma biomarkers reflecting organ systems implicated in sepsis pathogenesis (1,205 admissions) and by applying genome-wide blood gene expression profiling (582 admissions)...
August 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801473/type-2-diabetes-in-the-real-world-the-elusive-nature-of-glycemic-control
#7
Steven V Edelman, William H Polonsky
Despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of over 40 new treatment options for type 2 diabetes since 2005, the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that the proportion of patients achieving glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) <7.0% (<53 mmol/mol) remains around 50%, with a negligible decline between the periods 2003-2006 and 2011-2014. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set reports even more alarming rates, with only about 40% and 30% of patients achieving HbA1c <7...
August 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796132/optimal-point-of-insertion-and-needle-angle-in-neuraxial-blockade-using-a-midline-approach-a-study-in-computed-tomography-scans-of-adult-patients
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Mark Vogt, Dennis J van Gerwen, Wouter Lubbers, John J van den Dobbelsteen, Martin Hagenaars
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neuraxial blockade using a midline approach can be challenging. Part of this challenge lies in finding the optimal approach of the needle to its target. The present study aimed at finding (1) the optimal point of insertion of the needle between the tips of 2 adjacent spinous processes and (2) the optimal angle relative to the skin at which the needle should approach the epidural or subarachnoid space. METHODS: A computer algorithm systematically analyzed computed tomography scans of vertebral columns of a cohort of 52 patients...
September 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737595/time-of-admission-to-the-picu-and-mortality
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Michael C McCrory, Michael C Spaeder, Emily W Gower, Thomas A Nakagawa, Sean L Simpson, Mary A Coleman, Peter E Morris
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate for any association between time of admission to the PICU and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of admissions to PICUs in the Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS, LLC, Los Angeles, CA) database from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: One hundred and twenty-nine PICUs in the United States. PATIENTS: Patients less than 18 years old admitted to participating PICUs; excluding those post cardiac bypass...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734971/robotic-assistance-confers-ambidexterity-to-laparoscopic-surgeons
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Souzana Choussein, Serene S Srouji, Leslie V Farland, Ashley Wietsma, Stacey A Missmer, Michael Hollis, Richard N Yu, Charles N Pozner, Antonio R Gargiulo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a robotic surgical platform can complement the fine motor skills of the non-dominant hand, compensating for the innate difference in dexterity between the surgeon's hands, thereby conferring virtual ambidexterity. DESIGN: Crossover intervention study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Level II-1 evidence. SETTING: Centers for medical simulation of two tertiary care hospitals of Harvard Medical School...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734911/plaque-rupture-in-coronary-atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-increased-plaque-structural-stress
#11
Charis Costopoulos, Yuan Huang, Adam J Brown, Patrick A Calvert, Stephen P Hoole, Nick E J West, Jonathan H Gillard, Zhongzhao Teng, Martin R Bennett
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the determinants of plaque structural stress (PSS) and the relationship between PSS and plaques with rupture. BACKGROUND: Plaque rupture is the most common cause of myocardial infarction, occurring particularly in higher risk lesions such as fibroatheromas. However, prospective intravascular ultrasound-virtual histology studies indicate that <10% higher risk plaques cause clinical events over 3 years, indicating that other factors also determine plaque rupture...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708677/repeated-critical-illness-and-unplanned-readmissions-within-1-year-to-picus
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jeffrey D Edwards, Adam R Lucas, W John Boscardin, R Adams Dudley
OBJECTIVES: To determine the occurrence rate of unplanned readmissions to PICUs within 1 year and examine risk factors associated with repeated readmission. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Seventy-six North American PICUs that participated in the Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC (VPS, LLC, Los Angeles, CA). PATIENTS: Ninety-three thousand three hundred seventy-nine PICU patients discharged between 2009 and 2010...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708630/health-benefits-of-physical-activity-a-systematic-review-of-current-systematic-reviews
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Darren E R Warburton, Shannon S D Bredin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The health benefits of physical activity and exercise are clear; virtually everyone can benefit from becoming more physically active. Most international guidelines recommend a goal of 150 min/week of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity. Many agencies have translated these recommendations to indicate that this volume of activity is the minimum required for health benefits. However, recent evidence has challenged this threshold-centered messaging as it may not be evidence-based and may create an unnecessary barrier to those who might benefit greatly from simply becoming more active...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708246/three-dimensional-power-doppler-evaluation-of-cerebral-vascular-blood-flow-a-novel-tool-in-the-assessment-of-fetal-growth-restriction
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Katherine R Goetzinger, Alison G Cahill, Linda Odibo, George A Macones, Anthony O Odibo
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether fetuses with fetal growth restriction (FGR) are more likely to have abnormal cerebral vascular flow patterns compared to fetuses who are appropriate for gestational age (AGA) when quantified by using 3-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of singleton gestations presenting for growth ultrasound examination between 24 and 36 weeks' gestation. Patients with FGR (estimated fetal weight < 10th percentile) were enrolled and matched 1:1 for gestational age (±7 days) with AGA fetuses...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702818/the-effect-of-virtual-endoscopy-on-diagnostic-accuracy-and-airway-management-strategies-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-pathology-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kariem El-Boghdadly, Desire N Onwochei, Britta Millhoff, Imran Ahmad
PURPOSE: There is growing evidence to suggest a deficiency in anesthesiologists' diagnosis of airway pathology and subsequent airway management planning, and conventional instruments have not shown increases in safety. Virtual endoscopy (VE) is a tool that can detail intraluminal anatomical "fly-through" information in a format visually similar to the flexible endoscopic views familiar to anesthesiologists. We aimed to determine the effect of VE on diagnostic accuracy and airway management strategies when compared with conventional tools...
July 12, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697554/egocentric-versus-allocentric-spatial-memory-in-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Sicong Tu, Hugo J Spiers, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet, Michael Hornberger
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) can be challenging, in particular when patients present with significant memory problems, which can increase the chance of a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Growing evidence suggests spatial orientation is a reliable cognitive marker able to differentiate these two clinical syndromes. OBJECTIVE: Assess the integrity of egocentric and allocentric heading orientation and memory in bvFTD and AD, and their clinical implications...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696880/performance-of-pediatric-risk-of-mortality-score-among-critically-ill-children-with-heart-disease
#17
Rebecca A Russell, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Nancy Brundage, Howard E Jeffries, Punkaj Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of the Pediatric Risk of Mortality 3 (PRISM-3) score in critically ill children with heart disease. METHODS: Patients <18 years of age admitted with cardiac diagnoses (cardiac medical and cardiac surgical) to one of the participating pediatric intensive care units in the Virtual Pediatric Systems, LLC, database were included. Performance of PRISM-3 was evaluated with discrimination and calibration measures among both cardiac surgical and cardiac medical patients...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675890/acute-radiological-abnormalities-after-bronchial-thermoplasty-a-prospective-cohort-trial
#18
Julia N S d'Hooghe, Inge A H van den Berk, Jouke T Annema, Peter I Bonta
BACKGROUND: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a novel treatment for severe asthma based on radiofrequency energy delivery to the larger airways. Although impressive radiological abnormalities have been reported, the incidence, pattern, and behavior over time of acute radiological abnormalities following BT are not well established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence pattern and behavior over time of acute radiological abnormalities following BT. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational imaging study of severe asthma patients participating in the TASMA trial...
July 5, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664036/virtual-brain-biopsies-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-diagnostic-classification-based-on-in-vivo-pathological-patterns
#19
Peter Bede, Parameswaran M Iyer, Eoin Finegan, Taha Omer, Orla Hardiman
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic uncertainty in ALS has serious management implications and delays recruitment into clinical trials. Emerging evidence of presymptomatic disease-burden provides the rationale to develop diagnostic applications based on the evaluation of in-vivo pathological patterns early in the disease. OBJECTIVES: To outline and test a diagnostic classification approach based on an array of complementary imaging metrics in key disease-associated anatomical structures...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662069/dog-ownership-and-all-cause-mortality-in-a-population-cohort-in-norway-the-hunt-study
#20
Magnhild Oust Torske, Steinar Krokstad, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Adrian Bauman
OBJECTIVE: There has been increased interest in human-animal interactions and their possible effects on human health. Some of this research has focused on human physical activity levels, mediated through increased dog walking. Much of the reported research has been cross sectional, and very few epidemiological studies have examined the association between dog ownership and mortality in populations. METHODS: We used data from the Norwegian county population-based Nord-Trøndelag HUNT Study (HUNT2, 1995-1997)...
2017: PloS One
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