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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333897/adherence-to-the-american-diabetes-association-retinal-screening-guidelines-for-population-with-diabetes-in-the-united-states
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JaeJin An, Fang Niu, Adam Turpcu, Yamina Rajput, T Craig Cheetham
PURPOSE: (1) To assess long-term adherence to American Diabetes Association guideline-recommended retinal screening among population with diabetes in the United States. (2) To determine factors associated with long-term adherence to routine eye screening exams. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in adult patients with diabetes identified from January 2009 to December 2010. Patients were followed until disenrollment, death, or study end date (December 2013)...
January 15, 2018: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333503/the-effect-of-a-vegan-versus-aha-diet-in-coronary-artery-disease-evade-cad-trial-study-design-and-rationale
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Binita Shah, Lisa Ganguzza, James Slater, Jonathan D Newman, Nicole Allen, Edward Fisher, John Larigakis, Francisco Ujueta, Eugenia Gianos, Yu Guo, Kathleen Woolf
Background: Multiple studies demonstrate the benefit of a vegan diet on cardiovascular risk factors when compared to no intervention or usual dietary patterns. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of a vegan diet versus the American Heart Association (AHA)-recommended diet on inflammatory and glucometabolic profiles in patients with angiographically defined coronary artery disease (CAD). Study Design: This study is a randomized, open label, blinded end-point trial of 100 patients with CAD as defined by ≥50% diameter stenosis in a coronary artery ≥2 mm in diameter on invasive angiography...
December 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331970/is-there-a-social-gradient-of-sarcopenia-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-protocol
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Darci Green, Gustavo Duque, Nick Fredman, Aoun Rizvi, Sharon Lee Brennan-Olsen
INTRODUCTION: Sarcopenia (or loss of muscle mass and function) is a relatively new area within the field of musculoskeletal research and medicine. Investigating whether there is a social gradient, including occupation type and income level, of sarcopenia, as observed for other diseases, will contribute significantly to the limited evidence base for this disease. This new information may inform the prevention and management of sarcopenia and widen the evidence base to support existing and future health campaigns...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331164/adherence-to-the-danish-food-based-dietary-guidelines-and-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-a-cohort-study
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Camilla Plambeck Hansen, Kim Overvad, Inge Tetens, Anne Tjønneland, Erik Thorlund Parner, Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, Christina Catherine Dahm
OBJECTIVE: A direct way to evaluate food-based dietary guidelines is to assess if adherence is associated with development of non-communicable diseases. Thus, the objective was to develop an index to assess adherence to the 2013 Danish food-based dietary guidelines and to investigate the association between adherence to the index and risk of myocardial infarction (MI). DESIGN: Population-based cohort study with recruitment of participants in 1993-1997. Information on dietary intake was collected at baseline using an FFQ and an index ranging from 0 to 6 points was created to assess adherence to the 2013 Danish food-based dietary guidelines...
January 14, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330217/a-systematic-review-of-network-meta-analyses-for-pharmacological-treatment-of-common-mental-disorders
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Taryn Williams, Dan J Stein, Jonathan Ipser
QUESTION: Network meta-analyses (NMAs) of treatment efficacy across different pharmacological treatments help inform clinical decision-making, but their methodological quality may vary a lot depending also on the quality of the included primary studies. We therefore conducted a systematic review of NMAs of pharmacological treatment for common mental disorders in order to assess the methodological quality of these NMAs, and to relate study characteristics to the rankings of efficacy and tolerability...
January 12, 2018: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328775/breast-specimen-processing-and-reporting-with-an-emphasis-on-margin-evaluation
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Anthony J Guidi, Joseph A Tworek, Daniel D Mais, Rhona J Souers, Barbara J Blond, Richard W Brown
CONTEXT: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) developed protocols for reporting pathologic characteristics of breast cancer specimens, including margin status. The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) published treatment guidelines regarding margins in patients with invasive cancer; and SSO, ASTRO, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently published guidelines for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ. OBJECTIVE: - To assess current practices among pathologists with regard to the processing/reporting of breast specimens, assess compliance with CAP cancer protocols, and assess alignment with SSO/ASTRO and SSO/ASTRO/ASCO guidelines...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327210/paired-blood-cultures-increase-the-sensitivity-for-detecting-pathogens-in-both-inpatients-and-outpatients
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Bansidhar Tarai, Dinesh Jain, Poonam Das, Sandeeep Budhiraja
The objective of this study was to show the differences between paired blood cultures (PBC) versus single blood cultures (SBC) in the microbiologic yield, the sensitivity to detect pathogens and the time to positivity (TTP). We performed a retrospective study examining 112,570 blood culture samples over a 5-year period from July 2011 to May 2016 in the BacT/ALERT® 3D automated blood culture system (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France). Bacteria and yeasts were identified using the VITEK® 2 Compact system (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France)...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327166/loneliness-in-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Michelle H Lim, John F M Gleeson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, David L Penn
PURPOSE: The aim of the review is to understand the relationships between loneliness and related psychological and social factors in individuals with psychosis. Loneliness is poorly understood in people with psychosis. Given the myriad of social challenges facing individuals with psychosis, these findings can inform psychosocial interventions that specifically target loneliness in this vulnerable group. METHODS: We adhered to the PRISMA guidelines and systematically reviewed empirical studies that measured loneliness either as a main outcome or as an associated variable in individuals with psychosis...
January 11, 2018: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326959/use-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-tooth-extractions-dental-implants-and-periodontal-surgical-procedures
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Katie J Suda, Heather Henschel, Ursula Patel, Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Charlesnika T Evans
Background: Guidelines for antibiotics prior to dental procedures for patients with specific cardiac conditions and prosthetic joints have changed, reducing indications for antibiotic prophylaxis. In addition to guidelines focused on patient comorbidities, systematic reviews specific to dental extractions and implants support preprocedure antibiotics for all patients. However, data on dentist adherence to these recommendations are scarce. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of veterans undergoing tooth extractions, dental implants, and periodontal procedures...
January 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325495/management-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-a-case-based-practical-approach
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Minna Voigtlaender, Florian Langer
In patients with solid tumours or haematological malignancies, venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death and significantly contributes to morbidity and healthcare resource utilization. Current practice guidelines recommend long-term anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as the treatment of choice for cancer-associated VTE, based on clinical trial data showing an overall improved safety and efficacy profile of LMWH compared to vitamin K antagonists. However, several open questions remain, e...
January 12, 2018: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325218/equal-candida-score-an-ecmm-score-derived-from-current-guidelines-to-measure-quality-of-clinical-candidemia-management
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Sibylle C Mellinghoff, Martin Hoenigl, Philipp Koehler, Anil Kumar, Katrien Lagrou, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Jacques F Meis, Vidya Menon, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson, Oliver A Cornely
Candida species frequently cause blood stream infections and are reported to be the third to tenth most commonly isolated pathogens. Guidelines and standardized treatment algorithms provided by professional organisations aim to facilitate decision-making regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment of candidemia. In routine clinical practise, however, it may be challenging to comply with these guidelines. The reasons include lack of familiarity or feasibility to adherence, but also their length and complexity...
January 11, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324740/dietary-intake-and-diabetic-retinopathy-a-systematic-review
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Mark Y Z Wong, Ryan E K Man, Eva K Fenwick, Preeti Gupta, Ling-Jun Li, Rob M van Dam, Mary F Chong, Ecosse L Lamoureux
INTRODUCTION: The evidence linking dietary intake with diabetic retinopathy (DR) is growing but unclear. We conducted a systematic review of the association between dietary intake and DR. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Embase, Medline, and the Cochrane Central register of controlled trials, for publications between January 1967 and January 2017 using standardized criteria for diet and DR. Interventional and observational studies investigating micro- and macro-nutrient intakes; food and beverage consumptions; and dietary patterns were included...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324608/quality-assurance-practices-in-obstetric-care-a-survey-of-hospitals-in-california
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Lisbet S Lundsberg, Henry C Lee, Grace Villarin Dueñas, Kimberly D Gregory, Holly K Grossetta Nardini, Christian M Pettker, Jessica L Illuzzi, Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To assess hospital practices in obstetric quality management activities and identify institutional characteristics associated with utilization of evidence-supported practices. METHODS: Data for this study came from a statewide survey of obstetric hospitals in California regarding their organization and delivery of perinatal care. We analyzed responses from 185 hospitals that completed quality assurance sections of the survey to assess their practices in a broad spectrum of quality enhancement activities...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324173/the-risk-of-deterioration-in-gcs13-15-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-identified-by-computed-tomography-imaging-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carl Marincowitz, Fiona E Lecky, William Townend, Aditya Borakati, Andrea Fabbri, Trevor A Sheldon
The optimal management of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with injuries identified by computed tomography (CT) brain scan is unclear. Some guidelines recommend hospital admission for an observation period of at least 24 h. Others argue that selected lower-risk patients can be discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). The objective of our review and meta-analysis was to estimate the risk of death, neurosurgical intervention, and clinical deterioration in mild TBI patients with injuries identified by CT brain scan, and assess which patient factors affect the risk of these outcomes...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323122/effect-of-rhythmic-auditory-cueing-on-parkinsonian-gait-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shashank Ghai, Ishan Ghai, Gerd Schmitz, Alfred O Effenberg
The use of rhythmic auditory cueing to enhance gait performance in parkinsonian patients' is an emerging area of interest. Different theories and underlying neurophysiological mechanisms have been suggested for ascertaining the enhancement in motor performance. However, a consensus as to its effects based on characteristics of effective stimuli, and training dosage is still not reached. A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to analyze the effects of different auditory feedbacks on gait and postural performance in patients affected by Parkinson's disease...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322799/predictors-and-prognostic-implications-of-clinical-decisions-in-patients-with-primary-high-risk-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-results-of-a-cross-country-retrospective-study
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S Poletajew, R Biernacki, P Buraczynski, J Chojnacki, S Czarniecki, D Gajewska, T Pohaba, J Sondka-Migdalska, M Skrzypczyk, T Suchojad, D Wojtkowiak, B Zaforemski, L Zapala, A Zemla, P Radziszewski
Adjuvant diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are available to reduce the risk of recurrence or progression in patients with high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). However, their indications and efficacy remain a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to analyze therapeutic decisions in patients with primary high-risk NMIBC and to analyze the adherence to clinical guidelines in this field.545 consecutive patients, aged a median of 70.3 years, diagnosed with primary high-risk NMIBC in thirteen urological institutions, were enrolled into this retrospective study...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319900/laypersons-knowledge-and-perceptions-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-as-potential-barriers-to-care
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LeeAnne B Sherwin
AIMS: To describe the layperson's knowledge and perceptions regarding the aetiology, pathogenesis, prevalence, medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. BACKGROUND: Diagnosis acceptance and adherence to treatment is influenced by the views of the patient's social networks. Little is known how these networks influence those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of two-hundred four laypersons, ages 18-80 years without an Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318439/mind-the-gap-mismatches-between-clinicians-and-patients-in-heart-failure-medication-management
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Ken Lee Chin, Marina Skiba, Christopher M Reid, Andrew Tonkin, Ingrid Hopper, Justin A Mariani, Danny Liew
PURPOSE: Previous studies on the 'treatment gap' in patients with heart failure (HF) have focused either on prescribing or patients' adherence to prescribed treatment. This study sought to determine whether or not recent initiatives to close the gap have also minimised any mismatches between physicians' expectation of their patients' medications, medications in the patients' possession and their actual medication use. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational survey was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 in The Alfred Hospital HF clinic in Melbourne, Australia...
January 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318004/poly-de-prescribing-to-treat-polypharmacy-efficacy-and-safety
#19
Doron Garfinkel
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of poly-de-prescribing (PDP) based on the Garfinkel method in older people with polypharmacy. Methods: A longitudinal, prospective, nonrandomized study in Israel was carried out between 2009 and 2016. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were performed at home in people age ⩾66 years consuming ⩾6 prescription drugs. Exclusion criteria were life expectancy <6 months and a seeming unwillingness to cooperate (poor compliance)...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317917/assessing-appropriateness-of-drug-therapy-in-older-persons-development-and-application-of-a-medication-assessment-tool-for-long-term-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Marise Gauci, Francesca Wirth, Liberato Camilleri, Lilian M Azzopardi, Anthony Serracino-Inglott
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly prevalent in older persons and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Assessing appropriateness of drug therapy in AF may be facilitated by application of medication assessment tools (MATs). Objective: To develop, psychometrically evaluate and apply an innovative MAT for the long-term management of AF with particular relevance to older persons. Methods: Key recommendations from clinical practice guidelines for the long-term management of AF were selected and review criteria defining appropriate drug therapy were constructed as a 'qualifying statement' followed by a 'standard'...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
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