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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151421/-disposable-nursing-applicator-pocket-of-indwelling-central-venous-catheter
#1
Congli Wei, Chunyuan Ma
Catheter related infection is the most common complication of central venous catheter, which pathogen mainly originate from the pipe joint and the skin around puncture site. How to prevent catheter infection is an important issue in clinical nursing. The utility model disclosed a "disposable nursing applicator-pocket of indwelling central venous catheter", which is mainly used for the fixation and the protection. The main structure consists of two parts, one is medical applicator to protect the skin around puncture site, and the other is gauze pocket to protect the catheter external connector...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055868/rescue-medications-in-epilepsy-patients-a-family-perspective
#2
Marina Gaínza-Lein, Robert Benjamin, Coral Stredny, Marlee McGurl, Kush Kapur, Tobias Loddenkemper
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze pre-hospital seizure rescue medication (RM) use in a pediatric epilepsy population, caregiver knowledge and comfort, and prescription patterns. METHOD: Cross-sectional observational study based on surveys to families of pediatric patients with epilepsy and based on medical chart review. RESULTS: One hundred (88%) out of 114 families answered the questionnaire. Fifty-five patients were females (55%), with a median (IQR) age of 11 (6-14) years...
October 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050150/-diagnostic-value-analysis-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-patients-of-different-ages
#3
C S E Wang, J N Li, Y N Wang, H Yang, J M Qian
Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of capsular endoscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) in different age groups, and assess its effectiveness and safety. Methods: A total of 216 patients who were diagnosed with OGIB between March 2005 and March 2016 at Department of Gastroenterology of Peking Union Medical College Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. They were assigned into three groups: young adults, middle-aged and elderly. The demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations, working performance as well as endoscopic features in each group were collected and analyzed...
September 26, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017561/trial-and-error-evaluating-and-refining-a-community-model-of-hiv-testing-in-australia
#4
Kathleen E Ryan, Alisa Pedrana, David Leitinger, Anna L Wilkinson, Peter Locke, Margaret E Hellard, Mark Stoové
BACKGROUND: The 2012 regulatory approval of HIV rapid point of care (RPOC) tests in Australia and a national strategic focus on HIV testing provided a catalyst for implementation of non-clinical HIV testing service models. PRONTO! opened in 2013 as a two-year trial delivering peer-led community-based HIV RPOC tests targeting gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM), with the aim of increasing HIV testing frequency. Initial data suggested this aim was not achieved and, as part of a broader service evaluation, we sought to explore client acceptability and barriers to testing at PRONTO! to refine the service model...
October 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993857/smabcare-study-subcutaneous-monoclonal-antibody-in-cancer-care-cost-consequence-analysis-of-subcutaneous-rituximab-in-patients-with-follicular-lymphoma
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Emilie Fargier, Florence Ranchon, Laure Huot, Pascale Guerre, Violaine Safar, Arthur Dony, Nathalie Hequet, Emmanuel Bachy, Stéphane Savouroux, Clémentine Fronteau, Patrick Tomaré, Jean-François Tournamille, Vérane Schwiertz, Nicolas Vantard, Steven Le Gouill, Emmanuel Gyan, Gilles Salles, Catherine Rioufol
Rituximab is used as a standard of care for follicular lymphoma and is usually administered intravenously. A novel subcutaneous formulation recently showed non-inferior efficacy with similar pharmacokinetic and safety profiles compared to intravenous rituximab in patients with follicular lymphoma. This new approach is promising in terms of comfort for patients and time-saving for hospital staff. To evaluate the real-life economic impact of subcutaneous rituximab as maintenance therapy in patients with follicular lymphoma in real life, we conducted a cost-consequence analysis from the hospital's point of view in three French teaching hospitals...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990874/intensive-gait-treatment-using-a-robot-suit-hybrid-assistive-limb-in-acute-spinal-cord-infarction-report-of-two-cases
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Hiroki Watanabe, Aiki Marushima, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Hideki Kadone, Tomoyuki Ueno, Yukiyo Shimizu, Ayumu Endo, Yasushi Hada, Kousaku Saotome, Tetsuya Abe, Masashi Yamazaki, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Eiichi Ishikawa, Akira Matsumura
CONTEXT: Spinal cord infarction (SCI) causes gait disturbance because of paresis, spasticity, and sensory disturbance of the lower limbs. There is no effective medical treatment for SCI, and conventional rehabilitation alone is the main approach to helping individuals work toward independent walking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of gait treatment using the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) on acute SCI. FINDINGS: A 61-year-old female and a 62-year-old male with incomplete paraplegia participated in this study...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985089/examining-participant-perceptions-of-an-interprofessional-simulation-based-trauma-team-training-for-medical-and-nursing-students
#7
Rune Bruhn Jakobsen, Sarah Frandsen Gran, Bergsvein Grimsmo, Kari Arntzen, Erik Fosse, Jan C Frich, Per Hjortdahl
High quality care relies on interprofessional teamwork. We developed a short simulation-based course for final year medical, nursing and nursing anaesthesia students, using scenarios from emergency medicine. The aim of this paper is to describe the adaptation of an interprofessional simulation course in an undergraduate setting and to report participants' experiences with the course and students' learning outcomes. We evaluated the course collecting responses from students through questionnaires with both closed-ended and open-ended questions, supplemented by the facilitators' assessment of students' performance...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959453/trajectories-of-change-and-long-term-outcomes-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-internet-based-insomnia-treatment-to-prevent-depression
#8
Philip J Batterham, Helen Christensen, Andrew J Mackinnon, John A Gosling, Frances P Thorndike, Lee M Ritterband, Nick Glozier, Kathleen M Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Insomnia treatment using an internet-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) program reduces depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms and suicidal ideation. However, the speed, longevity and consistency of these effects are unknown. AIMS: To test the following: whether the efficacy of online CBT-I was sustained over 18 months; how rapidly the effects of CBT-I emerged; evidence for distinct trajectories of change in depressive symptoms; and predictors of these trajectories...
September 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904011/continuation-of-non-essential-medications-in-actively-dying-hospitalised-patients
#9
Beverly Rosa Williams, F Amos Bailey, Elizabeth Kvale, Neal Steil, Patricia S Goode, Richard E Kennedy, Kathryn L Burgio
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this analysis was to examine the use of 11 non-essential medications in actively dying patients. METHODS: This was a planned secondary analysis of data from the Best Practices for End-of-Life Care for Our Nation's Veterans trial, a multicentre implementation trial of an intervention to improve processes of end-of-life care in inpatient settings. Supported with an electronic comfort care decision support tool, intervention included training hospital staff to identify actively dying patients, communicate the prognosis to patients/families and implement best practices of traditionally home-based hospice care...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887267/patterns-and-outcomes-of-care-in-children-with-advanced-heart-disease-receiving-palliative-care-consultation
#10
Katherine L Marcus, Emily M Balkin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Elyssa Guslits, Elizabeth D Blume, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: While access to subspecialty pediatric palliative care (PPC) is increasing, little is known about the role of PPC for children with advanced heart disease (AHD). OBJECTIVES: To examine features of subspecialty PPC involvement for children with AHD. METHODS: Retrospective single-institution medical record review of patients with a primary diagnosis of AHD for whom the PPC team was initially consulted between 2011 and 2016. RESULTS: Among 201 patients, 87% had congenital/structural heart disease, the remainder having acquired/non-structural heart disease...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864808/oral-health-care-in-the-future-expansion-of-the-scope-of-dental-practice-to-improve-health
#11
Ira B Lamster, Noreen Myers-Wright
The health care environment in the U.S. is changing. The population is aging, the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasing, edentulism is decreasing, and periodontal infection/inflammation has been identified as a risk factor for NCDs. These trends offer an opportunity for oral health care providers to broaden the scope of traditional dental practice, specifically becoming more involved in the management of the general health of patients. This new practice paradigm will promote a closer integration with the larger health care system...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855954/exclusive-breastfeeding-status-of-children-aged-between-6-and-24%C3%A2-months-in-the-nomadic-population-of-hadaleala-district-afar-region-northeast-ethiopia
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Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu, Bikes Destaw Bitew
BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) during infancy is fundamental, however it is not fully practiced in the nomadic population of Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, there is still a lack of information on the implementation of the EBF, especially among the nomadic population. This study was conducted to assess the EBF status of children during their first 6 months of life, who are now aged between 6 and 24 months, in the nomadic population of Afar region. The study also aimed to identify factors affecting exclusive breastfeeding...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839496/use-of-nasal-non-invasive-ventilation-with-a-ram-cannula-in-the-outpatient-home-setting
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Wilfredo De Jesus Rojas, Cheryl L Samuels, Traci R Gonzales, Katrina E McBeth, Aravind Yadav, James M Stark, Cindy Jon, Ricardo A Mosquera
BACKGROUND: Nasal non-invasive-ventilation (Nasal NIV) is a mode of ventilatory support providing positive pressure to patients via a nasal interface. The RAM Cannula is an oxygen delivery device that can be used as an alternative approach to deliver positive pressure. Together they have been successfully used to provide respiratory support in neonatal in-patient settings. OBJECTIVE: To describe the outpatient use of Nasal NIV/RAM Cannula as a feasible alternative for home respiratory support in children with chronic respiratory failure...
2017: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808925/recommendations-of-the-spanish-brachytherapy-group-geb-of-spanish-society-of-radiation-oncology-seor-and-the-spanish-society-of-medical-physics-sefm-for-high-dose-rate-hdr-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-brachytherapy
#14
S Rodríguez, M Arenas, C Gutierrez, J Richart, J Perez-Calatayud, F Celada, M Santos, A Rovirosa
Clinical indications of brachytherapy in non-melanoma skin cancers, description of applicators and dosimetry recommendations are described based on the literature review, clinical practice and experience of Spanish Group of Brachytherapy and Spanish Society of Medical Physics reported in the XIV Annual Consensus Meeting on Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Brachytherapy held in Benidorm, Alicante (Spain) on October 21st, 2016. All the recommendations for which consensus was achieved are highlighted in blue. Regular and small surfaces may be treated with Leipzig, Valencia, flap applicators or electronic brachytherapy (EBT)...
August 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799426/evaluation-of-the-svelte-medical-systems-slender-ids-sirolimus-eluting-coronary-stent-on-a-wire-integrated-delivery-system-for-the-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease
#15
Stefan Verheye
The SLENDER Integrated Delivery System (IDS™) is an 'all-in-one' fixed-wire coronary stenting device designed for direct stenting, precluding the need for conventional guidewires and predilatation balloons. It achieves ultra-low profiles (crossing profiles as low as 0.031" / 0.79), enabling the downsizing of catheters to facilitate TRI across wider subsets of patients. Areas covered: This paper aims to evaluate the SLENDER IDS for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Expert commentary: The system represents the first advance in coronary stent delivery since the introduction of rapid-exchange stent delivery systems more than 20 years ago...
August 28, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770341/prenatal-depression-screening-and-antidepressant-prescription-obstetrician-gynecologists-practices-opinions-and-interpretation-of-evidence
#16
Laura H Taouk, Kristen A Matteson, Lauren M Stark, Jay Schulkin
Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) are well-positioned to detect symptoms of perinatal depression; however, little is known about how ob-gyns respond. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ob-gyns' beliefs and practices related to prenatal depression screening and antidepressant prescription during pregnancy. A larger survey on prenatal medication was developed at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and distributed to a sample of 1000 Fellows. The overall response rate was 37...
August 2, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735269/patient-family-agreement-on-values-and-preferences-for-life-sustaining-treatment-results-of-a-multicentre-observational-study
#17
Amane Abdul-Razzak, Daren K Heyland, Jessica Simon, Sunita Ghosh, Andrew G Day, John J You
OBJECTIVES: To quantify agreement between patients and their family members on their own values and preferences for use or non-use of life-sustaining treatments for the patient. METHODS: Hospitalised patients aged 55 years or older with advanced pulmonary, cardiac, liver disease or metastatic cancer or aged 80 years or older from medical wards at 16 Canadian hospitals and their family members completed a questionnaire including eight items about values related to life-sustaining treatment and a question about preferences for life-sustaining treatments...
July 22, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733728/totally-extraperitoneal-approach-for-ventral-hernia
#18
Sante Capitano
BACKGROUND: In open surgery, extraperitoneal sublay mesh implantation is generally preferred to intraperitoneal placement, following the same principles as in "giant prosthetic reinforcement of the visceral sac" described for inguinal hernia repair [1, 2]. Miserez and Penninckx in 2002 described an endoscopic totally preperitoneal ventral hernia repair in a small cohort of 15 cases [3]. Unfortunately, this technique has not spread, probably because of the technical difficulties that require, but not for effectiveness...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659670/is-the-routine-use-of-impedance-analysis-for-the-diagnosis-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-more-expensive-than-conventional-ph-monitoring-cost-analysis-of-two-procedures
#19
Nurkan Törer, Özgür Aytaç
Conventional 24-h pH monitoring is the gold standard for the diagnosis of non-erosive, non-acidic gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance (MII) analysis markedly improves diagnostic accuracy of non-erosive, non-acidic gastro-esophageal reflux disease. However, MII catheters are more expensive than standard catheters. This study aimed to determine the rates of acid or non-acid reflux and by making a retrospective projection, to predict the costs of two algorithms. We retrospectively reviewed the medical data of 102 patients who presented to our hospital with suspected non-erosive GERD and underwent 24 h impedance/pH-monitoring...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656737/fear-of-falling-and-gait-parameters-in-older-adults-with-and-without-fall-history
#20
Keitaro Makino, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Ryo Hotta, Sho Nakakubo, Takao Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shimada
AIM: Fear of falling (FOF) is associated with spatial and temporal gait parameters in older adults. FOF is prevalent among older adults, both those with and without fall history. It is still unclear whether the relationships between FOF and gait parameters are affected by fall history. The aim of the present study was to compare gait parameters by the presence of FOF and fall history. METHODS: A total of 3575 older adults (mean age 71.7 years, 49.7% female) met the inclusion criteria for the present study...
June 28, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
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