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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777381/utility-of-mayo-clinic-s-early-screen-for-discharge-planning-tool-for-predicting-patient-length-of-stay-discharge-destination-and-readmission-risk-in-an-inpatient-oncology-cohort
#1
Caitlyn P Socwell, Lucy Bucci, Sharni Patchell, Erika Kotowicz, Lara Edbrooke, Rodney Pope
PURPOSE: To examine the feasibility of using the Mayo Clinic's Early Screen for Discharge Planning (ESDP) tool in determining its predictive ability in an inpatient oncology hospital setting for variables including length of stay (LOS), discharge destination, and readmission risk. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at a metropolitan tertiary cancer centre in Melbourne, Australia. The ESDP score, along with patient outcomes and characteristics, were collected to examine the relationships between positive and negative ESDP scores and patient outcomes...
May 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777351/development-of-a-patient-reported-outcome-measure-of-recovery-after-abdominal-surgery-a-hypothesized-conceptual-framework
#2
Roshni Alam, Sabrina M Figueiredo, Saba Balvardi, Bénédicte Nauche, Tara Landry, Lawrence Lee, Nancy E Mayo, Liane S Feldman, Julio F Fiore
BACKGROUND: We initiated a research program to develop a novel patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) to assess postoperative recovery from the perspective of abdominal surgery patients. In light of FDA recommendations, the first stage of our program aimed to, based on previous literature and expert input, develop a hypothesized conceptual framework portraying the health domains that are potentially relevant to the process of recovery after abdominal surgery. METHODS: This study was conducted in three phases: (1) systematic review to identify PROMs with measurement properties appraised in the context of recovery after abdominal surgery, (2) content analysis to categorize the health domains covered by the PROMs according to the ICF, and (3) two-round Delphi study to gain expert input regarding which of these health domains are relevant to the process of recovery...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775791/an-imaging-biomarker-for-assessing-hepatic-function-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#3
Jennifer Schulze, Henrike Lenzen, Jan B Hinrichs, Burckhardt Ringe, Michael P Manns, Frank Wacker, Kristina I Ringe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the potential of hepatobiliary phase magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as parameter for assessment of hepatocellular function in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: We collected data from 111 patients (83 male, 28 female; median, 44 years old), from March 2012 through March 2016, with a confirmed diagnosis of PSC who underwent MRI evaluation before and after injection (hepatobiliary phase) of a hepatocyte-specific contrast agent (gadoxetate disodium)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774158/efficacy-of-vedolizumab-for-induction-of-clinical-response-and-remission-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-inflammatory-bowel-disease-who-failed-at-least-two-tnf-antagonists
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Martine De Vos, Barbara Dhooghe, Severine Vermeire, Edouard Louis, Fazia Mana, Ann Elewaut, Peter Bossuyt, Filip Baert, Catherine Reenaers, Marc Van Gossum, Elisabeth Macken, Marc Ferrante, Pieter Hindryckx, Olivier Dewit, Tom Holvoet, Denis Franchimont
Background: Vedolizumab is a recently available monoclonal antibody targeting α4β7 integrin for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). Objective: The objective of this article is to evaluate the efficacy of vedolizumab induction therapy in anti-TNF-refractory/intolerant UC and CD patients in real life. Methods: A cohort of 149 moderately to severely active UC and CD patients who failed or showed intolerance to at least two TNF antagonists participated in a medical need program and received vedolizumab in 37 Belgian centers (April-September 2015)...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773409/correlation-of-objective-assessment-data-with-general-surgery-resident-in-training-evaluation-reports-and-operative-volumes
#5
Jad M Abdelsattar, Yazan N AlJamal, Raaj K Ruparel, Phillip G Rowse, Stephanie F Heller, David R Farley
OBJECTIVE: Faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, and operative case volumes often tell little about true resident performance. We developed an objective structured clinical examination called the Surgical X-Games (5 rooms, 15 minutes each, 12-15 tests total, different for each postgraduate [PGY] level). We hypothesized that performance in X-Games will prove more useful in identifying areas of strength or weakness among general surgery (GS) residents than faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, or operative cases volumes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771797/measuring-in-hospital-recovery-after-colorectal-surgery-within-a-well-established-enhanced-recovery-pathway-a-comparison-between-hospital-length-of-stay-and-time-to-readiness-for-discharge
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Saba Balvardi, Nicolò Pecorelli, Tanya Castelino, Petru Niculiseanu, A Sender Liberman, Patrick Charlebois, Barry Stein, Franco Carli, Nancy E Mayo, Liane S Feldman, Julio F Fiore
BACKGROUND: Hospital length of stay is often used as a measure of in-hospital recovery but may be confounded by organizational factors. Time to readiness for discharge may provide a superior index of recovery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to contribute evidence for the construct validity of time to readiness for discharge and length of stay as measures of in-hospital recovery after colorectal surgery in the context of a well-established enhanced recovery pathway...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769224/right-ventricular-dysfunction-and-long-term-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-and-without-severe-left-ventricular-dysfunction
#7
Niyada Naksuk, Nicholas Tan, Deepak Padmanabhan, Krishna Kancharla, Nayani Makkar, Vidhushei Yogeswaran, Prakriti Gaba, Pranita Kaginele, David C Riley, Alan M Sugrue, Andrew N Rosenbaum, Majd A El-Harasis, Samuel J Asirvatham, Suraj Kapa, Christopher J McLeod
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular systolic dysfunction (RVD) often coexists with various cardiopulmonary diseases. However, the association between RVD and risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) has not been well studied. This study examined the risk of SCD associated with RVD in patients with heterogeneous underlying cardiac diseases. METHODS: The Mayo Clinic cardiac care unit database included 5463 consecutive patients with complete echocardiographic evaluation to assess right ventricular systolic function and RVD severity...
June 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768415/automated-and-real-time-segmentation-of-suspicious-breast-masses-using-convolutional-neural-network
#8
Viksit Kumar, Jeremy M Webb, Adriana Gregory, Max Denis, Duane D Meixner, Mahdi Bayat, Dana H Whaley, Mostafa Fatemi, Azra Alizad
In this work, a computer-aided tool for detection was developed to segment breast masses from clinical ultrasound (US) scans. The underlying Multi U-net algorithm is based on convolutional neural networks. Under the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board protocol, a prospective study of the automatic segmentation of suspicious breast masses was performed. The cohort consisted of 258 female patients who were clinically identified with suspicious breast masses and underwent clinical US scan and breast biopsy...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768079/the-spectrum-of-surgical-remediation-of-transoral-incisionless-fundoplication-related-failures
#9
Ruchir Puri, C Daniel Smith, Steven P Bowers
AIM: To evaluate outcomes of surgical remediation for symptomatic or anatomic failure after a transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). METHODS: This retrospective study was performed on 11 patients who underwent a remedial operation following TIF failure between June 2011 and September 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Florida for persistent foregut symptoms. Upper gastrointestinal workup characterized 1 patient as having normal post-TIF anatomy and 10 as having anatomic failure...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767728/andecaliximab-anti-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-induction-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-3-study-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-disease
#10
William J Sandborn, Bal R Bhandari, Charles Randall, Ziad H Younes, Tomasz Romanczyk, Yan Xin, Emily Wendt, Hao Chai, Matt McKevitt, Sally Zhao, John S Sundy, Satish Keshav, Silvio Danese
Background and Aims: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 [MMP9] is implicated in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis [UC] via disruption of intestinal barrier integrity and function. A phase 2/3 combined trial was designed to examine the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the anti-MMP9 antibody, andecaliximab [formerly GS-5745], in patients with moderately to severely active UC. Methods: Patients were randomised [1:1:1] to receive placebo, 150 mg andecaliximab every 2 weeks [Q2W], or 150 mg andecaliximab weekly [QW], via subcutaneous administration...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767671/significance-of-an-increase-in-diastolic-blood-pressure-during-a-stress-test-in-terms-of-comorbidities-and-long-term-total-and-cv-mortality
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Nóra Sydó, Tibor Sydó, Karina A Gonzalez Carta, Nasir Hussain, Béla Merkely, Joseph G Murphy, Ray W Squires, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Thomas G Allison
Background: A decrease in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) with exercise is considered normal, but the significance of an increase in DBP has not been validated. Our aim was to determine the relationship of DBP increasing on a stress test regarding comorbidities and mortality. Methods: Our database was reviewed from 1993-2010 using the first stress test of a patient. Non-Minnesota residence, baseline CV disease, rest DBP <60 or >100 mmHg, and age <30 or ≥80 were exclusion criteria...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767459/long-term-effects-of-patiromer-for-hyperkalaemia-treatment-in-patients-with-mild-heart-failure-and-diabetic-nephropathy-on-angiotensin-converting-enzymes-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-results-from-amethyst-dn
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Bertram Pitt, George L Bakris, Matthew R Weir, Mason W Freeman, Mitja Lainscak, Martha R Mayo, Dahlia Garza, Rezi Zawadzki, Lance Berman, David A Bushinsky
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in heart failure (HF) increases the risk of hyperkalaemia (HK), limiting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) use. Patiromer is a sodium-free, non-absorbed potassium binder approved for HK treatment. We retrospectively evaluated patiromer's long-term safety and efficacy in HF patients from AMETHYST-DN. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with Type 2 diabetes, CKD, and HK [baseline serum potassium >5...
May 16, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765826/rates-and-locations-of-regional-metastases-in-sinonasal-malignancies-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Brandon W Peck, Kathryn M Van Abel, Eric J Moore, Daniel L Price
Objectives  The objective of this study was to identify factors that may influence the rate and location of regional metastasis in sinonasal malignancies (SNMs). Design  This is a retrospective review. Setting  This study was set at the single-institution tertiary referral center. Participants  A total of 299 patients were treated for SNMs from 1994 to 2014. Main Outcome Measures  The main outcome measures were incidence and distribution of regional metastases. Results  Several histologic subtypes were treated, with squamous cell carcinoma (28...
June 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764878/association-between-an-individual-housing-based-socioeconomic-index-and-inconsistent-self-reporting-of-health-conditions-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-the-mayo-clinic-biobank
#14
Euijung Ryu, Janet E Olson, Young J Juhn, Matthew A Hathcock, Chung-Il Wi, James R Cerhan, Kathleen J Yost, Paul Y Takahashi
OBJECTIVE: Using surveys to collect self-reported information on health and disease is commonly used in clinical practice and epidemiological research. However, the inconsistency of self-reported information collected longitudinally in repeated surveys is not well investigated. We aimed to investigate whether a socioeconomic status based on current housing characteristics, HOUsing-based SocioEconomic Status (HOUSES) index linking current address information to real estate property data, is associated with inconsistent self-reporting...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763412/thermoacoustic-sound-projector-exceeding-the-fundamental-efficiency-of-carbon-nanotubes
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Ali E Aliev, Daniel Codoluto, Ray H Baughman, Raquel Ovalle-Robles, Kanzan Inoue, Stepan A Romanov, Albert Nasibulin, Prashant Kumar, Shashank Priya, Nathanael K Mayo, John Blottman
The combination of smooth, continuous sound spectra produced by a sound source having no vibrating parts, a nanoscale thickness of a flexible active layer and the feasibility of creating large, conformal projectors provoke interest in thermoacoustic phenomena. However, at low frequencies, the sound pressure level and the sound generation efficiency of open carbon nanotube sheets (CNTS) is low. In addition, the nanoscale thickness of fragile heating elements, their high sensitivity to the environment and the high surface temperatures practical for thermoacoustic sound generation necessitate a protective encapsulation of freestanding CNTS in inert gases...
May 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762310/effectiveness-of-stellate-ganglion-blockade-on-refractory-ventricular-arrhythmias-a-systematic-review-protocol
#16
Elizabeth C Mayo, Narbelito V Lloren
The question of this review is: what is the effectiveness of stellate ganglion blockade on refractory ventricular arrhythmias in patients 18 years or over?
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761252/testing-and-treating-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-reduces-symptoms-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Zaid Tafesh, Elliot Coburn, Russell Weg, Neena Malik, Colleen Webb, Hoda Hammad, Ellen Scherl, Brian P Bosworth
BACKGROUND: Common mechanisms against small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), including an intact ileocecal valve, gastric acid secretion, intestinal motility, and an intact immune system, are compromised in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and therefore, a relatively high incidence of SIBO has been reported in this population. AIMS: We aimed to determine whether an improvement in IBD clinical activity scores is seen after testing and treating SIBO. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 147 patients with inflammatory bowel disease who were referred for SIBO breath testing from 1/2012 to 5/2016 was performed...
May 14, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761165/a-real-world-observational-cohort-of-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-target-primary-biliary-cholangitis-study-design-and-rationale
#18
Cynthia Levy, Christopher L Bowlus, Elizabeth Carey, Julie M Crawford, Karen Deane, Marlyn J Mayo, W Ray Kim, Michael W Fried
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare chronic cholestatic liver disease that may progress to biliary cirrhosis if left untreated. The first-line therapy for PBC is ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA). Unfortunately, 1 of 3 patients does not respond to UDCA. These patients are at risk for developing clinical events, including cirrhosis, complications of portal hypertension, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver transplant, or death. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved obeticholic acid to be used in certain patients with PBC...
May 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760948/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-primary-vitreoretinal-lymphoma-a-review
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Jose S Pulido, Patrick B Johnston, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Allessia Castellino, Harish Raja
Background: To describe the recent diagnostic and treatment options for the most predominant form of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL), namely diffuse large B cell lymphoma. This is mainly based on the experience at the Mayo Clinic as well as a partial review of the literature. MYD88 L265P mutation is seen in about 80% of cases; therefore, a polymerase chain reaction for this mutation helps in making the diagnosis that has been notoriously difficult to make. Local therapy using intravitreal methotrexate and rituximab has been very helpful in the treatment of the local disease...
2018: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760111/a-simplified-method-to-estimate-the-run-off-in-periglacial-creeks-a-case-study-of-king-george-islands-antarctic-peninsula
#20
Ulrike Falk, Adrián Silva-Busso, Pablo Pölcher
Although the relationship between surface air temperature and glacial discharge has been studied in the Northern Hemisphere for at least a century, similar studies for Antarctica remain scarce and only for the past four decades. This data scarcity is due to the extreme meteorological conditions and terrain inaccessibility. As a result, the contribution of glacial discharge in Antarctica to global sea-level rise is still attached with great uncertainties, especially from partly glaciated hydrological basins as can be found in the Antarctic Peninsula...
June 28, 2018: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
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