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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896390/-assisted-suicide-in-the-movies-what-is-not-shown
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Kurt W Schmidt
Whereas changes to the existing legal situation regarding assisted suicide have been a topic of controversial debate in Germany for the last few years, this issue has long been of interest for international film-makers. Since the mid-1980s, the theme of assisted suicide has repeatedly been taken up by cinema, predominantly as central to a relationship drama. A sick person asks somebody close to them for help. Often this somebody is a physician or a nurse, ultimately an obvious way of solving the practical problem of how the assistant is to gain access to a lethal substance...
November 28, 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893672/risk-factors-of-severe-hypoglycemia-requiring-medical-assistance-and-neurological-sequelae-in-patients-with-diabetes-a-case-control-study
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Ja Young Jeon, Se Ran Kim, Hae Jin Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Kwan-Woo Lee, Jung-Dong Lee, Seung Jin Han
Hypoglycemia commonly occurs in patients who are being treated for diabetes. In some cases, these patients suffer from severe hypoglycemia that requires medical assistance and which can unfortunately result in long-term disabilities. Therefore, we investigated risk factors associated with severe hypoglycemia requiring medical assistance (HMA) and the resulting neurological sequelae in patients with diabetes. This investigation was a case-control study that assessed 129 patients with diabetes and documented hypoglycemia from a single tertiary hospital between February 2013 and May 2015...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882837/determining-multiple-sclerosis-phenotype-from-electronic-medical-records
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Richard E Nelson, Jorie Butler, Joanne LaFleur, Kristin Knippenberg, Aaron W C Kamauu, Scott L DuVall
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS), a central nervous system disease in which nerve signals are disrupted by scarring and demyelination, is classified into phenotypes depending on the patterns of cognitive or physical impairment progression: relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary-progressive MS (PPMS), secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), or progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS). The phenotype is important in managing the disease and determining appropriate treatment. The ICD-9-CM code 340.0 is uninformative about MS phenotype, which increases the difficulty of studying the effects of phenotype on disease...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875018/the-process-and-challenges-of-obtaining-and-sustaining-clinical-placements-for-nursing-and-allied-health-students
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Christine Taylor, Liz Angel, Lucy Nyanga, Cathy Dickson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper describes the process and challenges from a project that aimed to develop processes, source new placements, and place students primarily in the discipline of Nursing, but also Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work, and Speech Therapy. BACKGROUND: Clinical experience in health facilities is an essential element of health professional education, yet globally there is a lack of clinical placements to meet demands...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874181/ags-position-statement-making-medical-treatment-decisions-for-unbefriended-older-adults
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Timothy W Farrell, Eric Widera, Lisa Rosenberg, Craig D Rubin, Aanand D Naik, Ursula Braun, Alexia Torke, Ina Li, Caroline Vitale, Joseph Shega
In this position statement, we define unbefriended older adults as patients who: (1) lack decisional capacity to provide informed consent to the medical treatment at hand; (2) have not executed an advance directive that addresses the medical treatment at hand and lack capacity to do so; and (3) lack family, friends or a legally authorized surrogate to assist in the medical decision-making process. Given the vulnerable nature of this population, clinicians, health care teams, ethics committees and other stakeholders working with unbefriended older adults must be diligent when formulating treatment decisions on their behalf...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869890/-anmco-sic-sici-gise-sicch-consensus-document-risk-stratification-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Giovanni Pulignano, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Samuele Baldasseroni, Francesco Bedogni, Giovanni Cioffi, Ciro Indolfi, Francesco Romeo, Adriano Murrone, Francesco Musumeci, Alessandro Parolari, Leonardo Patanè, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Annalisa Mongiardo, Carmen Spaccarotella, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aortic stenosis is one the most frequent valvular diseases in developed countries, and its impact on public healthcare resources and assistance is increasing. A substantial proportion of elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis is frequently not eligible for surgery because of advanced age, frailty and multiple comorbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) enables the treatment of very elderly patients at high or prohibitive surgical risk considered ineligible for surgery and with an acceptable life expectancy...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857648/german-european-or-american-burn-guidelines-is-one-superior-to-another
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F J Paprottka, N Krezdorn, K Young, R Ipaktchi, D Hebebrand, P M Vogt
Adequate medical care of severe burn injuries requires special organizational infrastructure and high educational standards, with an appropriate number of health care professionals. Guidelines were written by the German Society for Burn Treatment (DGV), the European Burns Association (EBA) and the American Burn Association (ABA) to assist with the delivery of such care. Current DGV (2010), EBA (2013) and ABA (2001/2006/2008) guidelines are compared, focusing on similarities, differences, conciseness and completeness...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846807/balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-via-the-transfemoral-route-with-or-without-pre-dilation-of-the-aortic-valve-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-registry-ease-it-tf
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Christian Butter, Peter Bramlage, Tanja Rudolph, Claudius Jacobshagen, Jürgen Rothe, Hendrik Treede, Sebastian Kerber, Derk Frank, Lenka Seilerova, Gerhard Schymik
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation via the transfemoral route (TF-TAVI) is commonly performed as a treatment for severe aortic stenosis (AS) in patients at high surgical risk. Pre-deployment balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has generally been considered an essential step for preparing the valve landing zone for receipt of the prosthesis. However, there is little evidence supporting the clinical value of BAV, while several associated complications have been documented...
November 15, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846185/single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-by-surgical-trainees
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Sang Gyun Suh, Hee Joo Sohn, Beom Gyu Kim, Joong-Min Park, Yoo-Shin Choi, Yong Keum Park, Seung Eun Lee
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) is one of the most commonly performed single port surgeries in the world. However, there are few publications documenting a young resident's experience. The purpose of this study is to investigate clinical outcomes of SILA performed by a surgical trainee and to evaluate its feasibility and safety compared with conventional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (TPLA) when performed by a surgical trainee and SILA by surgical staff...
November 11, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843743/comparison-of-a-robotic-assisted-gait-training-program-with-a-program-of-functional-gait-training-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-design-and-methods-of-a-two-group-randomized-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Alicia J Hilderley, Darcy Fehlings, Gloria W Lee, F Virginia Wright
BACKGROUND: Enhancement of functional ambulation is a key goal of rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy (CP) who experience gross motor impairment. Physiotherapy (PT) approaches often involve overground and treadmill-based gait training to promote motor learning, typically as free walking or with body-weight support. Robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT), using a device such as the Lokomat(®)Pro, may permit longer training duration, faster and more variable gait speeds, and support walking pattern guidance more than overground/treadmill training to further capitalize on motor learning principles...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832032/accuracy-and-efficiency-of-recording-pediatric-early-warning-scores-using-an-electronic-physiological-surveillance-system-compared-with-traditional-paper-based-documentation
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Gerri Sefton, Steven Lane, Roger Killen, Stuart Black, Max Lyon, Pearl Ampah, Cathryn Sproule, Dominic Loren-Gosling, Caitlin Richards, Jean Spinty, Colette Holloway, Coral Davies, April Wilson, Chung Shen Chean, Bernie Carter, E D Carrol
Pediatric Early Warning Scores are advocated to assist health professionals to identify early signs of serious illness or deterioration in hospitalized children. Scores are derived from the weighting applied to recorded vital signs and clinical observations reflecting deviation from a predetermined "norm." Higher aggregate scores trigger an escalation in care aimed at preventing critical deterioration. Process errors made while recording these data, including plotting or calculation errors, have the potential to impede the reliability of the score...
November 9, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829809/bridging-theory-and-practice-mixed-methods-approach-to-instruction-of-law-and-ethics-within-the-pharmaceutical-sciences
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Kyle John Wilby, Ziad Ghantous Nasr
Background: Professional responsibilities are guided by laws and ethics that must be introduced and mastered within pharmaceutical sciences training. Instructional design to teaching typically introduces concepts in a traditional didactic approach and requires student memorization prior to application within practice settings. Additionally, many centers rely on best practices from abroad, due to lack of locally published laws and guidance documents. Objectives: The aim of this paper was to summarize and critically evaluate a professional skills laboratory designed to enhance learning through diversity in instructional methods relating to pharmacy law and best practices regarding narcotics, controlled medications, and benzodiazepines...
November 2016: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828849/preliminary-results-of-co2-laser-assisted-sclerectomy-surgery-class-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-glaucoma-in-a-chinese-population
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Doris W F Yick, Jacky W Y Lee, Susanna Tsang, Barry Y M Yeung, Can Y F Yuen
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery (CLASS) in Chinese patients with advanced glaucoma.Patients with advanced glaucoma who were candidates for glaucoma filtration surgery were included. The intraocular pressure (IOP) and number of antiglaucoma medications were documented before surgery and at all postoperative clinic visits. All intra- and postoperative complications were documented. The primary outcome measures were the changes in IOP and medication use before and after the procedure as well as complications from the procedure...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826189/behavioral-emergency-in-the-elderly-a-descriptive-study-of-patients-referred-to-an-aggression-response-team-in-an-acute-hospital
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Daniel Simpkins, Carmelle Peisah, Irene Boyatzis
AIM: The management of severely agitated elderly patients is not easy, and limited guidelines are available to assist practitioners. At a Sydney hospital, an Aggression Response Team (ART) comprising clinical and security staff can be alerted when a staff member has safety concerns. Our aims were to describe the patient population referred for ART calls, reasons for and interventions during ART calls, and complications following them. METHODS: Patients 65 years and older referred for ART calls in the emergency department or wards during 2014 were identified using the Incident Information Management System database and medical records were reviewed...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821141/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-healthcare-ethics-among-resident-doctors-and-ward-nurses-from-a-resource-poor-setting-nepal
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Samaj Adhikari, Kumar Paudel, Arja R Aro, Tara Ballav Adhikari, Bipin Adhikari, Shiva Raj Mishra
BACKGROUND: Healthcare ethics is neglected in clinical practice in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries) such as Nepal. The main objective of this study was to assess the current status of knowledge, attitude and practice of healthcare ethics among resident doctors and ward nurses in a tertiary teaching hospital in Nepal. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study conducted among resident doctors (n = 118) and ward nurses (n = 86) in the largest tertiary care teaching hospital of Nepal during January- February 2016 with a self-administered questionnaire...
November 8, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803571/initial-experience-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-treated-in-an-oncologist-led-palliative-cancer-care-clinic-at-a-tertiary-cancer-care-center-in-uttar-pradesh-is-the-initiative-of-a-full-fledged-palliative-care-for-cancer-patients-justified
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Punita Lal, Mranalini Verma, Gaurav Kumar, Resham Shrivastava, Shaleen Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Poor socioeconomic status and illiteracy attribute to the advanced presentation of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients in India and are candidates for palliation in our setup. We set up a palliative cancer care clinic (PCCC), and an audit of initial 153 HNC patients is presented. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of palliative cancer care services. METHODOLOGY: Data of advanced HNC patients suited for palliation were collected to document demography, symptomatology, cancer treatment, and supportive care...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798540/physician-assistant-management-of-pediatric-patients-in-a-general-community-emergency-department-a-real-world-analysis
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Daniel Pavlik, Alfred Sacchetti, Amanda Seymour, Bonnie Blass
PURPOSE: Multiple studies have documented the nonclinical characteristics of physician assistant (PA) practices in the emergency department (ED). This study examines the clinical care PAs provide to younger pediatric patients in a general community ED. METHODS: The electronic medical record database of an urban community general ED was queried to identify pediatric patients aged 6 years or younger. This age group was selected because it was considered to be representative of physiologic and pathologic conditions unique to children...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798486/medical-assistance-in-dying-special-issues-for-patients-with-mental-illness
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Kathleen Sheehan, K Sonu Gaind, James Downar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) is now legal in many jurisdictions for competent adults who have intolerable suffering and/or have a terminal illness with a short prognosis. Mental illness can be a source of suffering for these individuals, but it can also affect their capacity to make medical decisions. Clinicians, and psychiatrists in particular, need to understand how to assess patients with mental illness who are requesting MAID, to determine the impact of their mental illness on the MAID request...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781322/stillbirth-and-intrauterine-fetal-death-contemporary-demographic-features-of-1000-cases-from-an-urban-population
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J Man, J C Hutchinson, M Ashworth, A E Heazell, I Jeffrey, N J Sebire
OBJECTIVES: Of 780 000 births annually in the UK, around 3300 are stillborn, a rate of approximately 4 per 1000 births. Traditional epidemiological associations are based on historic data. The aim of this study was to document contemporary demographic findings in a large series of > 1000 deaths in utero in London and compare these with national datasets. METHODS: From a dedicated database, including > 400 data fields per case, of fetal, infant and pediatric autopsies performed at Great Ormond Street Hospital and St George's Hospital, London, we extracted information on all intrauterine deaths, excluding terminations of pregnancy, from 2005 to 2013, inclusive...
October 25, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775288/-video-assisted-sigmoidectomy-as-an-option-for-sigmoid-volvulus-management-in-the-pediatric-population
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S Castañeda, I Molina, P Jaimes, J Beltrán, J Valero, F Fierro
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical presentation and management of sigmoid volvulus in children. Sigmoid volvulus is one of the three leading causes of acute obstruction of the colon and is between 50 and 90% of all large bowel volvulus. In the pediatric population only 3 to 5% of bowel obstructions are caused by volvulus and there are less than 100 cases reported in the literature. The presence of a redundant sigmoid with a narrow mesentery (dolicosigmoide) is a prerequisite for the volvulus formation...
April 15, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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