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Burn outcome measures

Tamara L Sheldon, Chandini Sankaran
Between 1990 and 2015, Indonesia lost nearly 25 percent of its forests, largely due to intentional burning to clear land for cultivation of palm oil and timber plantations.1 The neighboring "victim countries" experienced severe deteriorations in air quality as a result of these fires. For example, Singapore experienced record air pollution levels in June of 2013 and again in September of 2015 as a result of the Indonesian forest fires.2 This air pollution is associated with increased incidences of upper respiratory tract infections, acute conjunctivitis, lung disease, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and pneumonia, among other ailments...
May 2017: American Economic Review
Geneviève Gauthier, Patrick Gagnon-Sanschagrin, Annie Guérin, Rebecca Burne, Tania Small, Polly Niravath, Anand A Dalal
INTRODUCTION: Premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-) metastatic breast cancer (mBC) have complex treatment needs and may receive sequential combinations of endocrine therapy (ET) or chemotherapy. This study describes healthcare utilization (HRU) and costs among premenopausal women with HR+/HER2- mBC in real-world settings from a payer's perspective. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, premenopausal women with HR+/HER2- mBC who received ET or chemotherapy were identified from the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan database (1 January 2006-31 December 2015)...
March 20, 2018: Advances in Therapy
Luzia Diegues Silva, Albert Santos, Luciene Barbosa de Sousa, Norma Allemann, Lauro Augusto de Oliveira
PURPOSE: To report the results of high-resolution anterior segment optical coherence tomography of patients implanted with a type 1 Boston keratoprosthesis (KPro). METHODS: The retrospective study cohort included 11 eyes of 11 patients (average age, 58.4 years; range, 34-83 years). All subjects underwent anterior segment optical coherence tomography at a single posteoperative time point. The main outcome measures were retro-backplate and retro-optic membrane formation, thinning and gap formation of the corneal carrier graft (melting), and degree of angle closure...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
A D Rogers, M Saggaf, N Ziolkowski
BACKGROUND: Patients with extensive burn injuries are susceptible to a host of accompanying adverse effects should they develop perioperative hypothermia, which occurs in up to ¼ of all major burn cases. This quality improvement project aimed to reduce the incidence of perioperative hypothermia to below 10% of cases in patients with major burn (Total Body Surface Area [TBSA] >15%), within a one year period. METHODS: A baseline diagnostic phase was undertaken to provide a greater understanding of the incidence, natural history and risk factors of perioperative hypothermia...
March 7, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Kaveh Vahdani, Debrelle Lou Siapno, Jung Hye Lee, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim
PURPOSE: To report the long-term outcomes of using acellular dermal allograft (ADA) as a tarsal substitute for reconstruction of large full-thickness eyelid defects where ipsilateral or contralateral eyelid donor tissue was either not available or tarsoconjunctival transfer was insufficient to cover the full extent of the defect. METHODS: A retrospective review of a consecutive series of 10 patients between May 2003 and April 2012. Main outcome measures were anatomical and functional outcomes and complications...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Melissa R Mandarakas, Kristy J Rose, Oranee Sanmaneechai, Manoj P Menezes, Kathryn M Refshauge, Joshua Burns
A functional outcome measure for infants (aged 0-3 years) with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is needed for upcoming disease-modifying trials. A systematic review of outcome measures for infants with neuromuscular disorders was completed to determine if validated measures were available for the CMT infant population. We assessed 20,375 papers and identified seven functional outcome measures for infants with neuromuscular disorders. Six were developed and validated for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). There were no CMT-specific outcome measures identified, however one (Motor Function Measure) assessed a range of neuromuscular disorders including 13 infants and children with CMT...
March 9, 2018: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
Shelley Wiechman, Michael A Hoyt, David R Patterson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the importance of preburn adjustment, injury related variables and selection of coping style on various outcome measures using a biopsychosocial model. DESIGN: Longitudinal. SETTING: Outpatient burn clinics. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 231 burn survivors participated in this study as part of a larger burn model system study of 645 patients with major burn injuries. INTERVENTIONS: N/A/...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fen Zhao, Yonghui Yu, Wei Liu, Jian Zhang, Xinqi Liu, Huinan Yin, Liuling Ying
This article describes results of the effect of dietary supplementation with small molecular weight soybean protein-derived peptides on major rat burn injury-induced muscle atrophy. As protein nutrients have been previously implicated to play an important role in improving burn injury outcomes, optimized more readily absorbed small molecular weight soybean protein-derived peptides were evaluated. Thus, the quantity, SDS-PAGE patterns, molecular weight distribution, and composition of amino acids of the prepared peptides were analyzed, and a major full-thickness 30% total body surface area (TBSA) burn-injury rat model was utilized to assess the impact of supplementation with soybean protein-derived peptides on initial systemic inflammatory responses as measured by interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (CCL2, also known as MCP-1), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 7 (CCL7, also known as MCP-3) and generation of muscle atrophy as measured by tibialis anterior muscle (TAM) weight relative to total body weight...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Sarah Singh, Katharina Kovacs Burns, Jennifer Rees, Deanna Picklyk, Jessica Spence, Nancy Marlett
Engaging patients and families in research and the design of quality improvement is an essential component of Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC). Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been engaging patients and families to promote a cultural shift towards PFCC. The AHS trains patient and family advisors to share their experiences and encourages staff to work with advisors to co-design improvements in care. This article briefly describes the role and growth of patient and family advisors, advisory groups, and the participation of advisors in research initiatives through AHS' Strategic Clinical NetworksTM ...
March 2018: Healthcare Management Forum
Roberto A Brandão, Jason M St John, Travis M Langan, Brian J Schneekloth, Patrick R Burns
Acute compartment syndrome of the foot and ankle is a relatively rare clinical finding. Lower extremity compartment syndrome is customarily due to vascular or orthopedic traumatic limb-threatening pathologic issues. Clinical correlation and measurement of intracompartmental pressure are paramount to efficient diagnosis and treatment. Delayed treatment can lead to local and systemically adverse consequences. Frostbite, a comparatively more common pathologic entity of the distal extremities, occurs when tissues are exposed to freezing temperatures...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Mawutorli Nyarku, Mandana Mazaheri, Rohan Jayaratne, Matthew Dunbabin, Md Mahmudur Rahman, Erik Uhde, Lidia Morawska
Mobile phones have a large spectrum of applications, aiding in risk prevention and improving health and wellbeing of their owners. So far, however, they have not been used for direct assessment of personal exposure to air pollution. In this study, we comprehensively evaluated the first, and the only available, mobile phone-BROAD Life-equipped with air pollution sensors (PM2.5 and VOC), to answer the question whether this technology is a viable option in the quest of reducing the burden of disease to air pollution...
2018: PloS One
Donna C Jessop, Susan Ayers, Flora Burn, Corin Ryda
OBJECTIVE: Self-affirmation has repeatedly been shown to reduce adverse psychological and physiological responses to stress. However, it is plausible that self-affirmation could exacerbate negative reactions to stress under certain conditions. The current research explored whether self-affirmation would increase negative psychological responses to a stressor occurring in a central life domain characterised by low levels of control. DESIGN: Female participants (Study 1 N = 132; Study 2 N = 141) completed baseline measures of anxiety and mood...
February 19, 2018: Psychology & Health
Sayan Basu, Sashwanthi Mohan, Swapnil Bhalekar, Vivek Singh, Virender Sangwan
AIMS: Cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation (CLET) fails in around 20%-30% of cases. This study aimed to report the clinical outcomes of autologous simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET) in eyes with recurrent unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) due to failure of CLET. METHODS: This was a prospective case series which included 30 eyes of 30 patients who underwent SLET between 2010 and 2016 after failure of one (n=24) or two (n=6) previous CLET procedures for chronic unilateral ocular burns...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Na Li, Juntao Han, Dahai Hu, Jing Cheng, Hongtao Wang, Yunchuan Wang, Xuekang Yang, Jiaqi Liu, Ting Li, Wenli Zhao
Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been used to treat postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and telangiectasia in Fitzpatrick type I -II skin. However, its therapeutic effects after superficial second-degree burns in Asian populations with Fitzpatrick type III-IV skin are uncertain. Thirty-five Han Chinese patients with facial or hand hyperpigmentation and telangiectasia due to second-degree fire burns received treatment with IPL. Each patient underwent 2-6 treatments over 3-5 weeks. The laser wavelength was 560-615 nm...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Sara Croxford, Zheng Yin, Fiona Burns, Andrew Copas, Katy Town, Sarika Desai, Andrew Skingsley, Valerie Delpech
BACKGROUND: Timely linkage to care after HIV diagnosis is crucial as delayed access can result in poor patient outcomes. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesise the evidence to achieve a better understanding of what proportion of patients are linked to care and what factors impact linkage. METHODS: Systematic searches were run in six databases up to the end of February 2017. The grey literature was also reviewed. Inclusion criteria were: sample size ≥50 people (aged ≥15), from the WHO European Region, published 2006-2017 and in English...
2018: PloS One
Duraid Younan, David C Pigott, C Blayke Gibson, John P Gullett, Ahmed Zaky
Echocardiography has contributed to the care of critically ill patients but there remains a need for more publications about its association with outcomes to confirm its role. We conducted a retrospective review of trauma and burn patients that were admitted to our intensive care unit between 2015 and 2017 that underwent hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography. Data collected included demographics, clinical and laboratory data. Right ventricle fractional area of change (RVFAC) measurements were performed on still mages obtained from mid-esophageal four-chamber-view clips...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Mona L Martin, Steven I Blum, Hiltrud Liedgens, Donald M Bushnell, Kelly P McCarrier, Noël V Hatley, Abhilasha Ramasamy, Rainer Freynhagen, Mark Wallace, Charles Argoff, Mariёlle Eerdekens, Maurits Kok, Donald L Patrick
We describe the mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) development and preliminary validation of the Patient Assessment for Low Back Pain - Symptoms (PAL-S), a patient-reported outcome measure for use in chronic low back pain (cLBP) clinical trials. Qualitative methods (concept elicitation, cognitive interviews) were used to identify and refine symptom concepts and quantitative methods (Classical test theory, Rasch measurement theory) were used to evaluate item- and scale-level performance of the measure using an iterative approach...
February 7, 2018: Pain
Jun Fan, Jing Wu, Li-Dong Wu, Bin Cheng, Shao-Yu Tao, Wei Wang, Xi Chen, Peng Zeng, Yi-Bing Wang, Qing-Yan Meng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of parenteral glutamine (GLN) supplementation combined with enteral nutrition (EN) on heat shock protein (Hsp) 90 expression and Peyer's patch (PP) apoptosis in severely burned rats. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned to four groups: Sham burn + EN + GLN-free amino acid (AA; n = 10), sham burn + EN + GLN (n = 10), burn + EN + AA (n = 10), and burn + EN + GLN (n = 10)...
March 2018: Nutrition
Marie-Andrée Couture, Valérie Calva, Ana de Oliveira, Léo LaSalle, Nancy Forget, Bernadette Nedelec
INTRODUCTION: Burns of the face and mouth region have a profound impact on function. Currently the outcome measure that is most commonly used in the burn care literature is horizontal and vertical opening. Impairment-based outcomes such as this do not capture the functional implications of these injuries in spite of the devastating impact they can have on burn survivor's lives. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To generate an assessment that evaluates the impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions associated with mouth injuries and prospectively collect data to examine the clinimetric properties...
February 7, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Indira Lanig, Peter New, Anthony S Burns, Gerald Bilsky, Jesus Benito-Penalva, Djamel Bensmail, Michael Yochelson
The recognition, evaluation and management of disabling spasticity in persons with spinal cord damage (SCD) is a challenge for healthcare providers, health systems and patients. To guide the assessment and management of disabling spasticity in individuals with SCD, the Ability Network, an international panel of clinical experts, developed a clinical care pathway. The aim of this pathway is to facilitate treatment decisions that take into account the impact of disabling spasticity on health status, individual preferences and treatment goals, tolerance for adverse events, and burden on caregivers...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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