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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107394/quality-of-documentation-as-a-surrogate-marker-for-awareness-and-training-effectiveness-of-phtls-courses-part-of-the-prospective-longitudinal-mixed-methods-epptc-trial
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David Häske, Stefan K Beckers, Marzellus Hofmann, Rolf Lefering, Bernhard Gliwitzky, Christoph C Wölfl, Paul Grützner, Ulrich Stöckle, Marc Dieroff, Matthias Münzberg
OBJECTIVE: Care for severely injured patients requires multidisciplinary teamwork. A decrease in the number of accident victims ultimately affects the routine and skills. PHTLS ("Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support") courses are established two-day courses for medical and non-medical rescue service personnel, aimed at improving the pre-hospital care of trauma patients worldwide. The study aims the examination of the quality of documentation before and after PHTLS courses as a surrogate endpoint of training effectiveness and awareness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104042/electronic-health-records-and-online-medical-records-an-asset-or-a-liability-under-current-conditions
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Judith Allen-Graham, Lauren Mitchell, Natalie Heriot, Roksana Armani, David Langton, Michele Levinson, Alan Young, Julian A Smith, Tom Kotsimbos, John W Wilson
Objective The aim of the present study was to audit the current use of medical records to determine completeness and concordance with other sources of medical information.Methods Medical records for 40 patients from each of five Melbourne major metropolitan hospitals were randomly selected (n=200). A quantitative audit was performed for detailed patient information and medical record keeping, as well as data collection, storage and utilisation. Using each hospital's current online clinical database, scanned files and paperwork available for each patient audited, the reviewers sourced as much relevant information as possible within a 30-min time allocation from both the record and the discharge summary...
January 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099825/transmission-of-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-south-africa
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N Sarita Shah, Sara C Auld, James C M Brust, Barun Mathema, Nazir Ismail, Pravi Moodley, Koleka Mlisana, Salim Allana, Angela Campbell, Thuli Mthiyane, Natashia Morris, Primrose Mpangase, Hermina van der Meulen, Shaheed V Omar, Tyler S Brown, Apurva Narechania, Elena Shaskina, Thandi Kapwata, Barry Kreiswirth, Neel R Gandhi
Background Drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens recent gains in the treatment of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection worldwide. A widespread epidemic of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis is occurring in South Africa, where cases have increased substantially since 2002. The factors driving this rapid increase have not been fully elucidated, but such knowledge is needed to guide public health interventions. Methods We conducted a prospective study involving 404 participants in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, with a diagnosis of XDR tuberculosis between 2011 and 2014...
19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099128/bone-health-assessment-of-food-allergic-children-on-restrictive-diets-a-practical-guide
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Artemis E Doulgeraki, Emmanouel M Manousakis, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Food allergy in childhood is on the rise globally and is managed with avoidance diets; recent case reports of food allergic children with nutritional rickets in the literature highlight the importance of close monitoring of bone health in this population. METHODS: There is no consensus as yet with regard to bone health evaluation in food allergic children; therefore, extensive literature search was performed and the existing evidence is presented, along with a relevant algorithm...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096738/clinical-management-expectations-and-satisfaction-of-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-treated-with-sq-standardized-grass-allergen-tablet-under-routine-clinical-practice-conditions-in-spain
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Tomás Chivato, Pedro Álvarez-Calderón, Carmen Panizo, Ricardo Abengozar, César Alías, Ali Al-Baech, José Arias-Irigoyen, M José Caballero, Lluis Conill, Silvia de Miguel, Rafael Laguna, Joan Martínez-Benazet, Francisco Matoses, Jose Camilo Martínez-Alonso, Lourdes Mendizábal, Celsa Pérez-Carral, Carlos Puerto, Joan Serra-Batllés, Adolfo Vélez, Jonathan Vicente, Fernando de la Torre
BACKGROUND: Sublingual immunotherapy has been proven as a well-tolerated and effective treatment for allergic rhinitis. Within this type of treatment, GRAZAX(®) is the most documented product in terms of safety and efficacy. The objective of this study was to identify the patients' expectations and level of treatment satisfaction, as well as the clinical management of patients with moderate/severe allergic rhinoconjunctivitis treated with GRAZAX(®). METHODS: This was a non-interventional, observational, multi-centre, open-label study involving a total of 131 adult patients aged 18-66 years with confirmed diagnosis of grass-allergy and initiated treatment with GRAZAX(®) between June 2010 and April 2011...
2017: Clinical and Molecular Allergy: CMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095816/awareness-and-knowledge-among-internal-medicine-house-staff-for-dose-adjustment-of-commonly-used-medications-in-patients-with-ckd
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Sikander Surana, Neeru Kumar, Amita Vasudeva, Gulvahid Shaikh, Kenar D Jhaveri, Hitesh Shah, Deepa Malieckal, Joshua Fogel, Gurwinder Sidhu, Sofia Rubinstein
BACKGROUND: Drug dosing errors result in adverse patient outcomes and are more common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). As internists treat the majority of patients with CKD, we study if Internal Medicine house-staff have awareness and knowledge about the correct dosage of commonly used medications for those with CKD. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was performed and included 341 participants. The outcomes were the awareness of whether a medication needs dose adjustment in patients with CKD and whether there was knowledge for the level of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) a medication needs to be adjusted...
January 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094121/mealtime-behavior-among-parents-and-their-young-children-with-food-allergy
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Linda Jones Herbert, Priya Mehta, Hemant Sharma
BACKGROUND: Food allergies are increasingly prevalent in the pediatric population. Balancing allergen avoidance with the promotion of healthy eating behaviors can be challenging for families. OBJECTIVE: To characterize mealtime behaviors among parents of young children with food allergy. METHODS: Seventy-four parents of young children with food allergies (≤7 years of age) completed measures of mealtime behavior, perceptions of food allergy risk and severity, pediatric parenting stress, and food allergy-related quality of life...
January 13, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089777/bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-to-treat-malignant-in-stent-restenosis-in-a-patient-with-nickel-allergy
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Alfonso Jurado-Román, María T López-Lluva, Ignacio Sánchez-Pérez, Jesús Piqueras-Flores, Ramón Maseda, Fernando Lozano-Ruíz-Poveda
Nickel is the most frequent allergen in patients with allergic contact dermatitis and nickel allergy has been associated with recurrent in-stent restenosis. However, it is often misdiagnosed because of a low suspicion threshold. It should be discarded in patients with recurrent in-stent restenosis, especially if their medical history reveals prior contact dermatitis. It is also noteworthy and rarely specified that even newer generation stents that use novel metal alloys also contain low amounts of nickel. To avoid the implantation of new stents containing this metal, when percutaneous coronary intervention is indicated, drug eluting balloons or bioresorbable vascular scaffolds associated with small doses of steroids could provide good alternatives of treatment...
January 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080988/medical-mycology-and-fungal-immunology-new-research-perspectives-addressing-a-major-world-health-challenge
#9
REVIEW
Neil A R Gow, Mihai G Netea
Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. Global mortality owing to fungal infections is greater than for malaria and breast cancer and is equivalent to that owing to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. These statistics evidence fungal infections as a major threat to human health and a major burden to healthcare budgets worldwide. Those patients who are at greatest risk of life-threatening fungal infections include those who have weakened immunity or have suffered trauma or other predisposing infections such as HIV...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070824/tolerability-of-an-immunologically-enhanced-subcutaneous-immunotherapy-preparation-in-patients-treated-with-concomitant-allergy-immunotherapy-a-non-interventional-observational-study
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Rainer Reiber, Hendrik Wolf, Jörg Schnitker, Eike Wüstenberg
BACKGROUND: For causal treatment by allergy immunotherapy (AIT) a single or few allergen products for the clinically most relevant allergens are applied to treat multiple allergies, but few data on the tolerability of multiple AIT applications are available. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate safety and tolerability in patients treated by subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and concomitant SCIT or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) products. METHODS: In a non-interventional, observational study in Germany treatment of patients with a primary SCIT and concomitant AIT (SCIT or SLIT) was documented during the first 4 months of treatment...
January 9, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070732/the-clinical-and-laboratory-spectrum-of-dedicator-of-cytokinesis-8-immunodeficiency-syndrome-in-patients-with-a-unique-mutation
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Arnon Broides, Amarilla B Mandola, Jacov Levy, Baruch Yerushalmi, Vered Pinsk, Michal Eldan, George Shubinsky, Nurit Hadad, Rachel Levy, Amit Nahum, Miriam Ben-Harosh, Atar Lev, Amos Simon, Raz Somech
Mutations in the dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) gene cause a combined immunodeficiency usually diagnosed as autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome. We sought to reveal the varying manifestations in patients with a unique mutation in DOCK8 gene by a retrospective medical record review. Ten patients from five consanguineous families and three tribes were included. Seven patients were homozygous for the c.C5134A, p.S1711X mutation, and the remaining three patients were their siblings manifesting hyper IgE syndrome features without a genetic diagnosis...
January 10, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070650/revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-due-to-bone-cement-and-metal-hypersensitivity
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Ioannis P Stathopoulos, Nicolaos Andrianopoulos, Dimitrios Paschaloglou, Ioannis Tsarouchas
INTRODUCTION: Hypersensitivity to implants is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Metal and, less frequently, bone cement can produce allergic symptomatology that if unresponsive to conservative treatment could lead to revision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a patient with generalized pruritus and metal taste starting during the first postoperative month after TKA. Dermal allergy exams revealed that the patient had hypersensitivity to nickel sulphate and cobalt chloride and bone cement...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069072/pansaid-paracetamol-and-nsaid-in-combination-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-trial
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Kasper Højgaard Thybo, Daniel Hägi-Pedersen, Jørn Wetterslev, Jørgen Berg Dahl, Henrik Morville Schrøder, Hans Henrik Bülow, Jan Gottfrid Bjørck, Ole Mathiesen
BACKGROUND: Effective postoperative pain management is essential for the rehabilitation of the surgical patient. No 'gold standard' exists after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and combinations of different nonopioid medications are used with virtually no evidence for additional analgesic efficacy compared to monotherapy. The objective of this trial is to investigate the analgesic effects and safety of paracetamol and ibuprofen alone and in combination in different dosages after THA. METHODS: PANSAID is a placebo-controlled, parallel four-group, multicentre trial with centralised computer-generated allocation sequence and allocation concealment and with varying block size and stratification by site...
January 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068145/comparison-of-patient-health-history-questionnaires-used-in-general-internal-and-family-medicine-integrative-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-clinics
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Justin G R Laube, Martin F Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: Health history questionnaires (HHQs) are a set of self-administered questions completed by patients prior to a clinical encounter. Despite widespread use, minimal research has evaluated the content of HHQs used in general internal medicine and family medicine (GIM/FM), integrative medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM; chiropractic, naturopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM]) clinics. Integrative medicine and CAM claim greater emphasis on well-being than does GIM/FM...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065344/abai-s-moc-assessment-of-knowledge-program-matures-adding-value-with-continuous-learning-and-assessment
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REVIEW
David I Bernstein, Stephen I Wasserman, William P Thompson, Theodore M Freeman
Rapid changes in modern medicine along with advances in the science of learning and memory have necessitated a shift in the way physician knowledge is assessed. Physician recertification beyond initial certification has historically consisted of retaining large amounts of knowledge over a long time span. The adult learning theory has shown that the maintenance and improvement of our knowledge base is more effective by being exposed to new concepts at regular intervals throughout one's career and reinforcing these concepts on an ongoing basis...
January 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063815/effect-of-immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-on-risk-of-severe-bacterial-infections-in-hiv-positive-people-with-cd4-cell-counts-of-more-than-500-cells-per-%C3%AE-l-secondary-outcome-results-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jemma O'Connor, Michael J Vjecha, Andrew N Phillips, Brian Angus, David Cooper, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Gustavo Lopardo, Satyajit Das, Robin Wood, Aimee Wilkin, Hartwig Klinker, Pacharee Kantipong, Karin L Klingman, David Jilich, Elbushra Herieka, Eileen Denning, Ibrahim Abubakar, Fred Gordin, Jens D Lundgren
BACKGROUND: The effects of antiretroviral therapy on risk of severe bacterial infections in people with high CD4 cell counts have not been well described. In this study, we aimed to quantify the effects of immediate versus deferred ART on the risk of severe bacterial infection in people with high CD4 cell counts in a preplanned analysis of the START trial. METHODS: The START trial was a randomised controlled trial in ART-naive HIV-positive patients with CD4 cell count of more than 500 cells per μL assigned to immediate ART or deferral until their CD4 cell counts were lower than 350 cells per μL...
January 4, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057759/potent-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-by-the-hiv-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-abacavir
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Atiye Toksoy, Helga Sennefelder, Christian Adam, Sonja Hofmann, Axel Trautmann, Matthias Goebeler, Marc Schmidt
There is experimental and clinical evidence that some exanthematous allergic drug hypersensitivity reactions are mediated by drug-specific T cells. We hypothesized that the capacity of certain drugs to directly stimulate the innate immune system may contribute to generate drug-specific T cells. Here we analyzed whether abacavir, an HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor often inducing severe delayed-type drug hypersensitivity, can trigger innate immune activation that may contribute to its allergic potential...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052217/prevalence-of-molar-incisor-hypomineralization-in-mexican-children
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Brenda Jaime Gurrusquieta, Victor Manuel Mendoza Núñez, María Lilia Adriana Juárez López
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of and factors associated with molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) in schoolchildren aged 6-12 years. STUDY DESIGN: This study included 1156 schoolchildren aged 6-12 years, living in Mexico City. A previously standardised examiner (k = 0.79) applied the diagnostic criteria for MIH from the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. Children's parents completed a questionnaire about medical conditions in the perinatal period and the first 3 years of their children's lives...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049194/early-intervention-improves-clinical-responses-to-house-dust-mite-immunotherapy-in-allergic-rhinitis-patients
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Shanshan Qi, Hao Chen, Nan Huang, Wenjing Li, Guanghui Liu, Yin Wang, Lintao Hu, Xiaolong Wang, Wei Zhang, Rongfei Zhu
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is the unique causal treatment for respiratory allergy. As AIT is expensive and of long duration, the availability of a marker predicting AIT responders is of crucial relevance. OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical parameters correlated with effective AIT in allergic rhinitis (AR) patients. METHODS: This is a prospective, nonrandomized open study in which a total of 284 AR patients who had received house dust mite (HDM) subcutaneous AIT were enrolled from January 2011 to December 2015, and then followed up for 3 consecutive years...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045551/use-of-a-low-literacy-written-action-plan-to-improve-parent-understanding-of-pediatric-asthma-management-a-randomized-controlled-study
#20
Hsiang Shonna Yin, Ruchi Gupta, Alan L Mendelsohn, Benard P Dreyer, Linda van Schaick, Christina R Brown, Karen Encalada, Dayana Sanchez, Christopher Warren, Suzy Tomopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether parents who use a low literacy, pictogram- and photograph-based written asthma action plan have a better understanding of child asthma management compared to parents using a standard plan. METHODS: Randomized controlled study in 2 urban pediatric outpatient clinics. INCLUSION CRITERIA: English/Spanish-speaking parents of 2-12 year old asthmatic children. Parents were randomized to receive a low literacy or standard asthma action plan (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology) for a hypothetical patient on controller and rescue medications...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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