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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575744/evaluation-of-information-presented-within-soft-tissue-sarcoma-histopathology-reports-in-the-united-states-2012-2015
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A M Livaccari, L E Selmic, J K Reagan, E A Driskell, M T Cray, L M Lamoureux, L D Garrett
Despite the existence of the American College of Veterinary Pathology guidelines for tumour biopsy specimens, anecdotally the authors' have seen inconsistency of reporting of information on the pathology report for canine soft tissue sarcomas (STSs). If crucial aspects are not reported this can result in slower or impeded patient care. This retrospective study evaluated 255 STS histopathology reports submitted from across the United States. Reports were evaluated by a single observer to assess for information contained in 5 main categories: patient history and signalment, gross and microscopic description, grading, histologic margins and the comments section...
March 25, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575185/identification-of-vim-2-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-dogs-with-pyoderma-and-otitis-in-korea
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Jae-Eun Hyun, Tae-Ho Chung, Cheol-Yong Hwang
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a challenging pathogen cultured from cases of acute and chronic canine otitis and sometimes in cases of deep pyoderma. The spread of antimicrobial resistance, especially carbapenem resistance, is a serious therapeutic challenge worldwide. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate the identification and characterization of resistant P. aeruginosa clinical canine isolates. MATERIALS: Clinical isolates (n = 80) were collected from dogs with pyoderma (n = 18) and otitis (n = 62) in Korea...
March 25, 2018: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559750/sts-sca-amsect-clinical-practice-guidelines-anticoagulation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Linda Shore-Lesserson, Robert A Baker, Victor Ferraris, Philip E Greilich, David Fitzgerald, Philip Roman, John Hammon
Despite more than a half century of "safe" cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the evidence base surrounding the conduct of anticoagulation for CPB has not been organized into a succinct guideline. For this and other reasons, there is enormous practice variability relating to the use and dosing of heparin, monitoring heparin anticoagulation, reversal of anticoagulation, and the use of alternative anticoagulants. To address this and other gaps, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), and the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) developed an Evidence Based Workgroup...
March 2018: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555789/targeting-skeletal-muscle-tissue-oxygenation-sto-2-in-adults-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-randomised-controlled-trial-oto-sts-study
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Olivier Nardi, Elizabeth Zavala, Claude Martin, Serafim Nanas, Thomas Scheeren, Andrea Polito, Xavi Borrat, Djillali Annane
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the ratio of oxyhaemoglobin to total haemoglobin in skeletal muscle (StO2 ) using near-infrared spectroscopy may aid in the monitoring of patients with sepsis. This study assessed the benefits and risks of targeting StO2 in adults with severe sepsis or septic shock. DESIGN: A European randomised controlled trial was performed on two parallel groups. SETTING: Five intensive care units (ICU) in France, Greece, Spain and Germany were used for the study...
March 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422165/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-pre-operative-platelet-inhibition-testing-to-reduce-costs-and-pre-operative-length-of-stay
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Jennifer Bobbitt, Kathleen Petro, Michael Martin
This was a retrospective study to assess the effectiveness of Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Guidelines in reducing resource utilization at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Maryland. Pre and post operative stay (days), platelets and other blood product use, along with hospital costs were compared in elective Cardiac Surgical patients receiving P2Y12 inhibitors in the year prior to and year following the implementation of the STS guidelines of preoperative monitoring of platelet inhibition with VerifyNow...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361401/immobilization-and-image-guidance-methods-for-radiation-therapy-of-limb-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcomas-results-of-a-multi-institutional-survey
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James A Swinscoe, Colleen I Dickie, Rob H Ireland
Radiation therapy for limb-extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) requires accurate, reproducible dose delivery. However, patient positioning is challenging and there is a lack of existing guidelines to assist institutional standardization. Therefore, we conducted a multi-institutional international survey of STS immobilization, image guidance methods, and treatment protocols to investigate current practice. Seventy-three UK radiotherapy centers and 15 hospitals in 7 other countries completed a questionnaire on STS immobilization and image-guidance procedures...
January 17, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337124/evaluation-of-prophylactic-antibiotic-use-for-delayed-sternal-closure-after-cardiothoracic-operation
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Jamie L Eckardt, Matthew R Wanek, Chiedozie I Udeh, Elizabeth A Neuner, Thomas G Fraser, Tamer Attia, Eric E Roselli
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations for surgical prophylaxis in patients undergoing cardiothoracic procedures. However, currently no recommendations guide the management of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients who require delayed sternal closure after cardiothoracic operation. METHODS: This is a single-center, retrospective analysis. Data were extracted from The Society of Thoracic Surgery database and electronic medical record from July 2011 through January 2016...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240635/the-etiology-of-male-urethral-discharge-in-zimbabwe-results-from-the-zimbabwe-sti-etiology-study
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Cornelis A Rietmeijer, More Mungati, Anna Machiha, Owen Mugurungi, Vitalis Kupara, Luanne Rodgers, Peter H Kilmarx, Amy Herman Roloff, Elizabeth Gonese, Beth A Tippett-Barr, Gerald Shambira, David A Lewis, H Hunter Handsfield, Mufuta Tshimanga
INTRODUCTION: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are managed syndromically in most developing countries. In Zimbabwe, men presenting with urethral discharge are treated with a single intramuscular dose of kanamycin or ceftriaxone in combination with a week's course of oral doxycycline. This study was designed to assess the current etiology of urethral discharge and other STIs to inform current syndromic management regimens. METHODS: We conducted a study among 200 men with urethral discharge presenting at 6 regionally diverse STI clinics in Zimbabwe...
January 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228242/mortality-risk-prediction-in-infective-endocarditis-surgery-reliability-analysis-of-specific-scores
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Laura Varela, Jose López-Menéndez, Ana Redondo, Edmundo Ricardo Fajardo, Javier Miguelena, Tomasa Centella, Miren Martín, Rafael Muñoz, Enrique Navas, Jose Luis Moya, Jorge Rodríguez-Roda
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prognostic utility of risk scores in surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) to evaluate their reliability in mortality risk prediction. METHODS: An observational retrospective study was developed to include all patients who underwent surgery for active IE from 2002 to 2016. Classical and endocarditis-specific risk scores were calculated. RESULTS: A total of 180 patients were included in the study. The 30-day mortality rate was 26...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200767/serologic-response-to-treatment-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-negative-syphilis-patients-using-automated-serological-tests-proposals-for-new-guidelines
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Jung-In Kim, Ji-Hye Park, Ju-Yeon Choi, Ga-Young Lee, Won-Serk Kim
Background: Automated analyzer-based nontreponemal serological tests for syphilis (STS) have been used for several decades. Objective: In this study, we evaluated serological responses to treatment and proposed clinical guidelines for automated STS. Methods: This retrospective cohort study analyzed human immunodeficiency virus-negative syphilis patients who were diagnosed with automated rapid plasma reagin (auto RPR) tests as a nontreponemal STS, and who also received the fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption test as a confirmatory test...
December 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153827/compassion-satisfaction-and-fatigue-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-australian-intensive-care-nurses
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Samantha Jakimowicz, Lin Perry, Joanne Lewis
BACKGROUND: Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue influence nurses' intention to stay or leave nursing. Identification of compassion satisfaction or fatigue in critical care nurses is important in this high turnover workforce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine factors predicting and contributing to compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue experienced by critical care nurses in Australian intensive care units. METHODS: A self-reported cross-sectional survey using an established tool collected data from critical care nurses of two adult Australian intensive care units...
November 16, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135996/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-value-of-transforming-acidic-coiled-coil-containing-protein-3-tacc3-expression-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Kotaro Matsuda, Hiroaki Miyoshi, Koji Hiraoka, Shintaro Yokoyama, Toshiaki Haraguchi, Toshihiro Hashiguchi, Tetsuya Hamada, Naoto Shiba, Koichi Ohshima
Transforming acidic coiled-coil-containing protein 3 (TACC3), a microtubule regulator, is associated with various cancers. However, the relationship between TACC3 and soft tissue sarcomas (STS) remains unclear. We investigated the expression of TACC3 in 136 STS patient samples using immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, and the statistical associations between TACC3 expression and clinicopathological characteristics were evaluated. Additionally, the expression levels of the tumor suppressor p53 and of the cell proliferation marker Ki-67 were also assessed by IHC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067561/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-hrs-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-multimodality-imaging-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-american
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John U Doherty, Smadar Kort, Roxana Mehran, Paul Schoenhagen, Prem Soman
This document is 1 of 2 companion appropriate use criteria (AUC) documents developed by the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This document addresses the evaluation and use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, whereas the second, companion document addresses this topic with regard to structural heart disease...
December 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066081/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-hrs-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-multimodality-imaging-in-valvular-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery-american
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John U Doherty, Smadar Kort, Roxana Mehran, Paul Schoenhagen, Prem Soman, Greg J Dehmer, John U Doherty, Paul Schoenhagen, Zahid Amin, Thomas M Bashore, Andrew Boyle, Dennis A Calnon, Blase Carabello, Manuel D Cerqueira, John Conte, Milind Desai, Daniel Edmundowicz, Victor A Ferrari, Brian Ghoshhajra, Praveen Mehrotra, Saman Nazarian, T Brett Reece, Balaji Tamarappoo, Wendy S Tzou, John B Wong, John U Doherty, Gregory J Dehmer, Steven R Bailey, Nicole M Bhave, Alan S Brown, Stacie L Daugherty, Larry S Dean, Milind Y Desai, Claire S Duvernoy, Linda D Gillam, Robert C Hendel, Christopher M Kramer, Bruce D Lindsay, Warren J Manning, Praveen Mehrotra, Manesh R Patel, Ritu Sachdeva, L Samuel Wann, David E Winchester, Michael J Wolk, Joseph M Allen
This document is 1 of 2 companion appropriate use criteria (AUC) documents developed by the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This document addresses the evaluation and use of multimodality imaging in the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease, whereas the second, companion document addresses this topic with regard to structural heart disease...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985973/treatment-challenges-in-and-outside-a-network-setting-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Sandro Pasquali, Sylvie Bonvalot, Dimitri Tzanis, Paolo G Casali, Annalisa Trama, Alessandro Gronchi
Patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) experienced better outcomes when treated according to existing clinical practice guidelines either at reference institution or dedicated treatment networks. Despite increasing evidence supporting referral to sarcoma specialised units, up to half of patients are not managed according to guidelines, particularly those in the early stage of their disease requiring surgery. Also, criteria to certify expertise of institutions, such as the treatment volume, are debated and health authorities have only recently started identification of these centres and creation of treatment networks in Europe as well as in several countries...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836156/guidelines-in-review-acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease
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Hussein Abu Daya, Fadi G Hage
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October 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748443/adherence-to-guidelines-for-adult-non-gist-soft-tissue-sarcoma-in-the-netherlands-a-plea-for-dedicated-sarcoma-centers
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Harald J Hoekstra, Rick L M Haas, Cornelis Verhoef, Albert J H Suurmeijer, Carla S P van Rijswijk, Ben G H Bongers, Winette T van der Graaf, Vincent K Y Ho
INTRODUCTION: Optimal management of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) remains a challenge. A nationwide survey assessed the quality of STS care in the Netherlands, thereby aiming to identify potentialities for improvement through more centralized disease management. METHODS: From the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR), data were obtained on 3317 adult STS patients (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumor, GIST) diagnosed in 2006-2011. Logistic regression models were employed to compare outcomes on selected clinical indicators reflecting prevailing STS guidelines between high-volume (≥10 resections annually) and low-volume (<10 resections) hospitals, between academic and general hospitals, and between sarcoma research centers and other hospitals, adjusted for case mix...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718037/cost-effectiveness-of-surveillance-for-distant-recurrence-in-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Trevor J Royce, Rinaa S Punglia, Aileen B Chen, Sagar A Patel, Katherine A Thornton, Chandrajit P Raut, Elizabeth H Baldini
BACKGROUND: Optimal distant recurrence (DR) surveillance strategies for extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) are unknown. We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of different imaging modalities performed at guideline-specified intervals. METHODS: We developed a Markov model simulating lifetime outcomes for 54-year-old patients after definitive treatment for American Joint Committee on Cancer stage II-III extremity STS using four surveillance strategies: watchful waiting (WW), chest X-ray (CXR), chest computed tomography (CCT), and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT)...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608183/acc-aats-aha-ase-asnc-scai-scct-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-coronary-revascularization-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic
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Manesh R Patel, John H Calhoon, Gregory J Dehmer, James Aaron Grantham, Thomas M Maddox, David J Maron, Peter K Smith
The American College of Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and American Association for Thoracic Surgery, along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, have completed a 2-part revision of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revascularization. In prior coronary revascularization AUC documents, indications for revascularization in acute coronary syndromes and stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) were combined into 1 document. To address the expanding clinical indications for coronary revascularization, and to align the subject matter with the most current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the new AUC for coronary artery revascularization were separated into 2 documents addressing SIHD and acute coronary syndromes individually...
October 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538779/sweat-test-and-cystic-fibrosis-overview-of-test-performance-at-public-and-private-centers-in-the-state-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Maria Fátima Servidoni, Carla Cristina Souza Gomez, Fernando Augusto Lima Marson, Adyléia Aparecida Dalbo Contrera Toro, Maria Ângela Gonçalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, José Dirceu Ribeiro, Antônio Fernando Ribeiro
Objective: The sweat test (ST) measures chloride levels in sweat and is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF). However, the reliability of a ST depends on their being performed by experienced technicians and in accordance with strict guidelines. Our aim was to evaluate how sweat stimulation, sweat collection, and chloride measurement are performed at 14 centers (9 public centers and 5 private centers) that routinely perform STs in the state of São Paulo, which has the highest frequency of CF in Brazil...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
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