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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776004/knowledge-and-health-beliefs-about-gestational-diabetes-and-healthy-pregnancy-s-breastfeeding-intention
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Seungmi Park, Jung Lim Lee, Jang In Sun, Youngji Kim
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: If the knowledge and health beliefs relating to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy are associated with behaviours during pregnancy and lactation, this suggests potential educational interventions. BACKGROUNDS: Women with GDM are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and babies with GDM incur increased risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia and childhood obesity. Breastfeeding is an effective way to improve maternal and lipid metabolism of gestational diabetes mothers, and to lower the risk of T2DM after birth, to prevent conception...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774954/adapting-population-models-for-application-in-pesticide-risk-assessment-a-case-study-with-mead-s-milkweed
#2
Amelie Schmolke, Colleen Roy, Richard Brain, Valery Forbes
Population models can facilitate assessment of potential impacts of pesticides on populations or species rather than individuals and have been identified as important tools for pesticide risk assessment of non-target species including those listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Few examples of population models developed for this specific purpose are available, however, population models are commonly used in conservation science as a tool to project the viability of populations and the long-term outcomes of management actions...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774489/the-role-of-lifestyle-in-male-infertility-diet-physical-activity-and-body-habitus
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REVIEW
Russell P Hayden, Ryan Flannigan, Peter N Schlegel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing attention to primary and secondary prevention of male infertility through modifiable lifestyle factors has gained traction amongst both patients and infertility specialists. In this review, the available evidence of modifiable lifestyle choices, specifically diet, physical activity, and body habitus, are evaluated. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies examining diet, exercise/physical activity, and body habitus are characterized by conflicting conclusions, difficult confounders, and imperfect end points to judge male reproductive potential...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774157/risk-assessment-of-choledocholithiasis-prior-to-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-and-its-management-options
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Ausra Aleknaite, Gintaras Simutis, Juozas Stanaitis, Jonas Valantinas, Kestutis Strupas
Background: Accurate risk evaluation of choledocholithiasis prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy is essential to determine optimal management strategy. Objective: Our study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of separate predictors and Vilnius University Hospital Index (VUHI = A/30 + 0.4 × B; A = total bilirubin concentration (µmol/l), B = common bile duct (CBD) diameter (mm) measured by ultrasound) diagnosing choledocholithiasis and to assess different management strategies (cholecystectomy with intraoperative cholangiography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP))...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773934/iglarlixi-a-new-once-daily-fixed-ratio-combination-of-basal-insulin-glargine-and-lixisenatide-for-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes
#5
Debbie Hinnen, Jodi Strong
Background: Patients with type 2 diabetes require treatment intensification to maintain glycemic control. Clinician reluctance, patient injection fears, hypoglycemia, weight gain, or other objections may lead to clinical inertia, whereby therapy is not intensified and patients live with uncontrolled hyperglycemia and increased risk for complications. Initiation of injectable therapy with a glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonist and/or basal insulin is a recommended option for patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled on one or more oral agents...
May 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773782/diagnosis-incidence-predictors-and-management-of-postreperfusion-syndrome-in-pediatric-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-a-single-center-study
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Liang Zhang, Ming Tian, Fushan Xue, Zhijun Zhu
BACKGROUND Postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) is a dreadful and well-documented complication in adult liver transplantation (LT). However, information regarding PRS in pediatric LT is still scarce. We aimed to identify the incidence, risk factors and associated outcomes of pediatric LT in a single-center study. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 75 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) from July 2015 to October 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. PRS was determined according to the Peking criteria when significant arrhythmia or refractory hypotension occurred following revascularization of the liver graft...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773764/degloving-lower-leg-injury-the-importance-of-additional-treatment-negative-pressure-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Piotr Stabryła, Joanna Kulińska, Łukasz Warchoł, Anna Kasielska-Trojan, Wojciech Gaszyński, Bogusław Antoszewski
Degloving injury poses a severe therapeutic challenge concerning both trauma and plastic surgery. The injury involves separation of skin and subcutaneous tissue from fascia and muscles. Treatment is often long-lasting and brings unsatisfying results due to the extent of damage, risk of infection and massive blood loss. In this article, we present the management and therapeutic outcomes of a patient admitted due to the degloving injury of the lower extremity caused by workplace accident. We described the complexity of treatment including surgical intervention as well as additional treatment, which combined brought good esthetic outcome...
April 30, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773431/preoperative-frailty-assessment-predicts-loss-of-independence-after-vascular-surgery
#8
Graham W Donald, Amir A Ghaffarian, Farid Isaac, Larry W Kraiss, Claire L Griffin, Brigitte K Smith, Mark R Sarfati, Julie L Beckstrom, Benjamin S Brooke
OBJECTIVE: Frailty, a clinical syndrome associated with loss of metabolic reserves, is prevalent among patients who present to vascular surgery clinics for evaluation. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) is a rapid assessment method shown to be highly specific for identifying frail patients. In this study, we sought to evaluate whether the preoperative CFS score could be used to predict loss of independence after major vascular procedures. METHODS: We identified all patients living independently at home who were prospectively assessed using the CFS before undergoing an elective major vascular surgery procedure (admitted for >24 hours) at an academic medical center between December 2015 and December 2017...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773240/perioperative-risk-factors-that-predict-complications-of-radial-forearm-free-flaps-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-reconstruction
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C Wang, G Fu, F Liu, L Liu, M Cao
The aim of the study was to find out what perioperative risk factors predicted complications in patients having reconstructions with radial forearm free flaps (RFFF). We organised a retrospective study of 169 patients (mean (range) age 54 (22-86) years, 100 of whom were female) who had oral and maxillofacial tumours resected, and reconstructed with RFFF, from January 2011-December 2016. We recorded predictive variables, subdivided into: personal and clinical (sex, age, weight, coexisting conditions, history of smoking, radiotherapy, and primary lesions); haemodynamic (perioperative concentrations of haemoglobin and albumin, blood loss, blood transfusion, urinary output (ml), and rate (ml/kg/hour), and infusion rates for crystalloids and colloids (ml/kg/hour, and volumes given intraoperatively and postoperatively for 24hours); and anaesthetic and surgical (American Society of Anesthesiologists(ASA) grade, visual analogue pain score (VAS), and duration of tourniquet and operation)...
May 14, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773211/treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-reduces-risk-of-recurrent-atrial-fibrillation-after-catheter-ablation-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Feilong Deng, Ali Raza, Jun Guo
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have suggested that there is a strong relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation (AF). However, they have not identified whether treating OSA with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) might reduce rates of recurrent AF. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the recurrent risk of AF after catheter ablation among patients with OSA who did receive or did nor receive CPAP therapy. METHODS: A systematic review of PubMed, Embase, Medline, Cochrane library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Wan-fang databases was conducted to obtain relevant cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772928/a-clinical-carepath-for-obese-pregnant-women-a-pragmatic-pilot-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah D McDonald, Kristen A Viaje, Rebecca A Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, B H Sc Midwifery, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane
OBJECTIVES: Obese women are at increased risks for complications during pregnancy, birth and in their infants. Although guidelines have been established for the clinical care of obese pregnant women, management is sometimes suboptimal. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of implementing and testing a clinical carepath for obese pregnant women compared to standard care, in a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial (RCT). METHODS: A pragmatic pilot cluster RCT was conducted, randomly allocating eight clinics to the carepath or standard care for obese pregnant women...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772673/reducing-amputations-in-people-with-diabetes-rapid-evaluation-of-a-new-care-pathway
#12
Sandra MacRury, Kate Stephen, Fiona Main, Jane Gorman, Sandra Jones, David Macfarlane
People with diabetes are at increased risk of foot ulcers, which, if left untreated, can lead to infection, gangrene, and subsequent amputation. Management by a multidisciplinary diabetes foot team has been shown to reduce amputation rates; however, accessing specialist treatment is made particularly difficult when living in remote and rural locations, such as many individuals cared for within NHS Highland. The RAPID project was made up of two phases: firstly, to evaluate the technical feasibility of a new integrated care pathway using innovative technology, and secondly, to establish process enhancement of the pathway to justify a larger-scale study...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772281/geriatric-oncology-spirituality-and-palliative-care
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Lodovico Balducci
Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for older individuals. Palliative care is essential to improve the outcome of cancer treatment in terms of quality of life and treatment satisfaction. This review examines the influence of spirituality on aging in general and on the management of older cancer patients. A spiritual perspective has been associated with successful aging, and with better tolerance of physical and emotional stress, including the ability to cope with serious diseases and with isolation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771923/invasion-complexity-at-large-spatial-scales-is-an-emergent-property-of-interactions-among-landscape-characteristics-and-invader-traits
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Ranjan Muthukrishnan, Adam S Davis, Nicholas R Jordan, James D Forester
Invasion potential should be part of the evaluation of candidate species for any species introduction. However, estimating invasion risks remains a challenging problem, particularly in complex landscapes. Certain plant traits are generally considered to increase invasive potential and there is an understanding that landscapes influence invasions dynamics, but little research has been done to explore how those drivers of invasions interact. We evaluate the relative roles of, and potential interactions between, plant invasiveness traits and landscape characteristics on invasions with a case study using a model parameterized for the potentially invasive biomass crop, Miscanthus × giganteus...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771855/does-multimodal-rehabilitation-for-ankle-instability-improve-patients-self-assessed-functional-outcomes-a-network-meta-analysis
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Konstantinos Tsikopoulos, Dimitris Mavridis, Dimitrios Georgiannos, Haris S Vasiliadis
BACKGROUND: Although there are many nonsurgical treatment options for the primary management of chronic ankle instability, the most effective nonoperative intervention has not been defined. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to perform a network meta-analysis to compare the results of different standalone and/or combined nonsurgical interventions on chronic ankle instability as measured by (1) the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) at 0 to 6 months after treatment and (2) treatment-related complications...
June 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771702/pathogenesis-of-cerebral-edema-in-patients-with-acute-renal-and-liver-failure-and-the-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-management
#16
Tamim Hamdi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe and complex illness and one of the most daunting conditions managed in the ICU. Because the renal care is intertwined with multiple disciplines, the aim of this review is to examine the multifactorial pathogenesis of cerebral edema in ALF, covering basic established facts as well as recent advances in our understanding of this condition. RECENT FINDINGS: Acetaminophen remains the most common cause of ALF in the United States and many European countries...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771211/the-benefit-of-extending-oral-anticoagulation-treatment-excoa-after-acute-cerebral-vein-thrombosis-cvt-excoa-cvt-cluster-randomized-trial-protocol
#17
Bruno Miranda, Sanjith Aaron, Antonio Arauz, Fernando Barinagarrementeria, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi, Marta Carvalho, Adriana B Conforto, Jonathan M Coutinho, Jan Stam, Patrícia Canhão, José M Ferro
Rationale After a cerebral vein thrombosis, there is an increased risk of further venous thromboembolic events. The optimal duration of anticoagulation after cerebral vein thrombosis is unknown. Aim To compare efficacy and safety of a policy of short- (3-6 months) versus long-term (12 months) anticoagulation (any type venous thromboembolic events) after cerebral vein thrombosis for the prevention of venous thromboembolic events. Sample size estimates A sample of 1428 patients (749 per arm) allows detecting a reduction from 10 to 5% in the risk of venous thromboembolic event recurrence with 80% power at 5% significance, with 3% dropout rate...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770972/fractional-excretion-of-electrolytes-in-volume-responsive-and-intrinsic-acute-kidney-injury-in-dogs-diagnostic-and-prognostic-implications
#18
Roberta Troìa, Marta Gruarin, Chiara Grisetti, Federica Serafini, Luca Magna, Erika Monari, Massimo Giunti, Francesco Dondi
BACKGROUND: The value of fractional excretion (FE) of electrolytes to characterize and prognosticate acute kidney injury (AKI) is poorly documented in dogs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic roles of FE of electrolytes in dogs with AKI. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 135) with AKI treated with standard care (February 2014-December 2016). METHODS: Prospective study. Clinical and laboratory variables including FE of electrolytes, were measured upon admission...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770736/carotid-artery-stenosis-screening-where-are-we-now
#19
Rebecca Mortimer, Subramanian Nachiappan, David C Howlett
Stroke poses a significant burden on healthcare and is the second largest cause of death globally. Both medical and surgical interventions to reduce the risk of stroke in asymptomatic patients have been shown to be effective but identifying the target at risk population is more problematic. Screening for carotid artery stenosis offers one pathway for this, as there is some correlation between risk of stroke and extent of stenosis. Identification of patients who are at risk of cardiovascular disease as well as stroke, allows initiation of effective medical treatment of modifiable risk factors to address this risk...
May 17, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770577/percutaneous-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-monocondylar-fractures-of-tibial-plateau-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Heng-Rui Chang, Yi-Yang Yu, Lin-Lin Ju, Zhan-Le Zheng, Wei Chen, Ying-Ze Zhang
Instead of extensive dissection of soft tissue around the fracture site, percutaneous techniques have unique advantages in managing displaced fragments, including preservation of soft tissues, less blood loss, lower risk of complications, and earlier functional rehabilitation. However, there are few systematic reviews on the effects of percutaneous reduction and internal fixation (PRIF) for tibial plateau fractures. A systematic search of Cochrane, EMBASE, and MEDLINE databases was performed for all publicly available data in March 2017 regarding the use of PRIF in treating monocondylar tibial plateau fractures...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
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