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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930959/outcomes-after-concomitant-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-pragmatic-randomized-optimal-platelets-and-plasma-ratios-trial
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Samuel M Galvagno, Erin E Fox, Savitri N Appana, Sarah Baraniuk, Patrick L Bosarge, Eileen M Bulger, Rachel A Callcut, Bryan A Cotton, Michael Goodman, Kenji Inaba, Terence O'Keeffe, Martin A Schreiber, Charles E Wade, Thomas M Scalea, John B Holcomb, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Often the clinician is faced with a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in patients with concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS), as rapid deterioration from either can be fatal. Knowledge about outcomes after concomitant TBI and HS may help prioritize the emergent management of these patients. We hypothesized that patients with concomitant TBI and HS (TBI + HS) had worse outcomes and required more intensive care compared with patients with only one of these injuries...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930801/findings-from-the-national-machine-guarding-program-safety-climate-hazard-assessment-and-safety-leadership-in-small-metal-fabrication-businesses
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David L Parker, Samuel Yamin, Min Xi, Robert Gordon, Ivan Most, Rod Stanley
OBJECTIVES: This manuscript assesses safety climate data from the National Machine Guarding Program (NMGP)-a nationwide intervention to improve machine safety. METHODS: Baseline safety climate surveys were completed by 2161 employees and 341 owners or managers at 115 businesses. A separate onsite audit of safety management practices and machine guarding equipment was conducted at each business. RESULTS: Safety climate measures were not correlated with machine guarding or safety management practices...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924729/dor-vs-toupet-fundoplication-after-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-long-term-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluated-by-high-resolution-manometry
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Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos, Enrique Coss-Adame, Janette Furuzawa-Carballeda, Fernanda Romero-Hernández, Blanca Blancas-Breña, Samuel Torres-Landa, Axel Palacios-Ramírez, Edgar Alejandro-Medrano, Axel Hernández-Ávila, Athenea Flores-Najera, Lourdes Margarita Ávila Escobedo, Cecilia Ramírez Angulo, Angélica Rodríguez-Garcés, Miguel Ángel Valdovinos
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) with partial fundoplication is an effective treatment for achalasia. However, the type of fundoplication is still a subject of debate. AIM: The aim of the study is to identify which partial fundoplication leads to better control of acid exposure, manometric parameters, and symptoms scores. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed to compare Dor vs Toupet fundoplication after LHM. The preoperative diagnosis was made by high-resolution manometry (HRM), upper endoscopy, and barium esophagogram...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918719/is-the-prevalence-of-mental-illness-increasing-in-australia-evidence-from-national-health-surveys-and-administrative-data-2001-2014
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Samuel B Harvey, Mark Deady, Min-Jung Wang, Arnstein Mykletun, Peter Butterworth, Helen Christensen, Philip B Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in the prevalence rates of probable common mental disorders (CMDs) and in rates of disability support pensions (DSPs) for people with psychiatric disorders in Australia between 2001 and 2014. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Secondary analysis of data from five successive Australian national health surveys of representative samples of the working age population (18-65 years of age) and national data on DSP recipients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prevalence of probable CMDs with very high symptom level (defined by a Kessler Psychological Distress Scale [K10] score of 30 or more) or with high symptom level (K10 score of 22 or more); the proportion of working age Australians receiving DSPs for psychiatric conditions...
June 19, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916935/risk-stratification-model-lower-extremity-ultrasonography-for-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Emily C Alper, Ivan K Ip, Patricia Balthazar, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Carol B Benson, Ronilda Lacson, Ramin Khorasani
BACKGROUND: The Wells score for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has a high failure rate and low efficiency among inpatients. OBJECTIVE: To create and validate an inpatient-specific risk stratification model to help assess pre-test probability of DVT in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of hospitalized patients undergoing lower-extremity ultrasonography studies (LEUS) for suspected DVT. Demographics, physical findings, medical history, medications, hospitalization, and laboratory and imaging results were collected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916604/coronary-perforation-complicating-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-a-history-of-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-an-analysis-of-309-perforation-cases-from-the-british-cardiovascular-intervention-society-database
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Tim Kinnaird, Richard Anderson, Nick Ossei-Gerning, James Cockburn, Alex Sirker, Peter Ludman, Mark de Belder, Thomas W Johnson, Samuel Copt, Azfar Zaman, Mamas A Mamas
BACKGROUND: The evidence base for coronary perforation (CP) occurring during percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with a history of coronary artery bypass surgery (PCI-CABG) is limited and the long-term effects unclear. Using a national PCI database, the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of CP during PCI-CABG were defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were analyzed on all PCI-CABG procedures performed in England and Wales between 2005 and 2013. Multivariate logistic regressions and propensity scores were used to identify predictors of CP and its association with outcomes...
September 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910813/the-neighborhood-built-environment-and-cognitive-function-of-older-persons-results-from-the-singapore-longitudinal-ageing-study
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Tze Pin Ng, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Faysal Kabir Shuvo, Jia Yen Eng, Keng Bee Yap, Li Min Hee, Siew Pang Chan, Samuel Scherer
BACKGROUND: We investigated the association of subjective (perceived) and objective (geographical information system [GIS]-based) measures of the neighborhood built environment (BE) attributes with cognitive function among older persons, and the mediating effect of transportation physical activity (TPA) and leisure time (physical, social and productive) activities (LTA). METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 402 residents aged 55 years and above in the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study...
September 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905881/identification-of-asah1-as-a-susceptibility-gene-for-familial-keloids
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Regie Lyn P Santos-Cortez, Ying Hu, Fanyue Sun, Fairouz Benahmed-Miniuk, Jian Tao, Jitendra K Kanaujiya, Samuel Ademola, Solomon Fadiora, Victoria Odesina, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael J Bamshad, Peter B Olaitan, Odunayo M Oluwatosin, Suzanne M Leal, Ernst J Reichenberger
Keloids result from abnormal proliferative scar formation with scar tissue expanding beyond the margin of the original wound and are mostly found in individuals of sub-Saharan African descent. The etiology of keloids has not been resolved but previous studies suggest that keloids are a genetically heterogeneous disorder. Although possible candidate genes have been suggested by genome-wide association studies using common variants, by upregulation in keloids or their involvement in syndromes that include keloid formation, rare coding variants that contribute to susceptibility in non-syndromic keloid formation have not been previously identified...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899848/a-multi-level-mobile-enabled-intervention-to-promote-physical-activity-in-older-adults-in-the-primary-care-setting-icanfit-2-0-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Y Alicia Hong, Samuel N Forjuoh, Marcia G Ory, Michael D Reis, Huiyan Sang
BACKGROUND: Most older adults do not adhere to the US Centers for Disease Control physical activity guidelines; their physical inactivity contributes to overweight and multiple chronic conditions. An urgent need exists for effective physical activity-promotion programs for the large number of older adults in the United States. OBJECTIVE: This study presents the development of the intervention and trial protocol of iCanFit 2.0, a multi-level, mobile-enabled, physical activity-promotion program developed for overweight older adults in primary care settings...
September 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899723/characterization-of-differences-between-prostate-cancer-patients-presenting-with-de-novo-versus-primary-progressive-metastatic-disease
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Antoine Finianos, Kanika Gupta, Brandon Clark, Samuel J Simmens, Jeanny B Aragon-Ching
BACKGROUND: Men who present with metastatic disease can have de novo or primary progressive disease. We characterized and compared the outcomes between these 2 groups. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis from a single institution of de novo versus primary progressive metastatic patients during a 2-year consecutive period was undertaken. Patient characteristics such as demographics, Gleason score, duration of hormone sensitivity, and treatment were obtained...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898557/improved-survival-for-rural-trauma-patients-transported-by-helicopter-to-a-verified-trauma-center-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Thein Hlaing Zhu, Lisa Hollister, Dazar Opoku, Samuel M Galvagno
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies using advanced statistical methods to control for confounders have demonstrated an association between helicopter transport (HT) vs. ground ambulance transport (GT) in terms of improved survival for adult trauma patients. The aim of this study was to apply a methodologically vigorous approach to determine if HT is associated with a survival benefit for when trauma patients are transported to a verified trauma center in a rural setting. METHODS: The ascertainment of trauma patients age ≥15 years (n=469 cases) by HT and (n=580 cases) by GT between 1999 and 2012 was restricted to the scene of injury in a rural area of 10 to 35 miles from the trauma center...
September 12, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894682/frailty-is-predictive-of-adverse-postoperative-events-in-patients-undergoing-lumbar-fusion
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Dante M Leven, Nathan J Lee, Jun S Kim, Parth Kothari, Jeremy Steinberger, Javier Guzman, Branko Skovrlj, John I Shin, Kevin Phan, John M Caridi, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the modified frailty index (mFI) as a predictor of adverse postoperative events following posterior lumbar fusion. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database including all adult patients undergoing posterior lumbar interbody fusion or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion between 2005 and 2012...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894586/a-pilot-study-on-the-impact-of-dopamine-serotonin-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-genotype-on-long-term-functional-outcomes-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Ansley Stanfill, Claire Simpson, Paula Sherwood, Samuel Poloyac, Elizabeth Crago, Hyungsuk Kim, Yvette Conley
OBJECTIVES: Many that survive an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage experience lasting physical disability, which might be improved by medications with effects on the dopaminergic, serotonergic, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor neurotransmitter systems. But it is not clear which patients are most likely to benefit from these therapies. The purpose of this pilot study was to explore the relationship of genetic polymorphisms in these pathways with 12-month functional outcomes after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893336/problematic-internet-use-in-gamblers-impact-on-clinical-and-cognitive-measures
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Samuel R Chamberlain, Sarah A Redden, Eric Leppink, Jon E Grant
OBJECTIVE: Gambling is a commonplace phenomenon, existing along a continuum from occasional gambling to functionally impairing gambling disorder. The internet may act as a conduit for some gambling behaviors. The impact of problematic internet use on clinical and cognitive features relevant to gambling has received little research attention. METHODS: A total of 206 adults aged 18-30 years who gamble at least five times per year were recruited from the general community and undertook detailed clinical and cognitive assessments...
September 12, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890796/comparative-efficacy-and-discontinuation-of-dimethyl-fumarate-and-fingolimod-in-clinical-practice-at-24-month-follow-up
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Carrie M Hersh, Thomas E Love, Anasua Bandyopadhyay, Samuel Cohn, Claire Hara-Cleaver, Robert A Bermel, Robert J Fox, Jeffrey A Cohen, Daniel Ontaneda
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate and fingolimod are oral disease-modifying therapies approved to treat relapsing multiple sclerosis. Prior observational studies and our previous 12-month investigation showed comparable clinical efficacy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess real-world efficacy and discontinuation of dimethyl fumarate and fingolimod over 24 months in patients with multiple sclerosis. METHODS: Patients treated with dimethyl fumarate (n = 395) or fingolimod (n = 264) completed 24-month follow-up in a large academic multiple sclerosis center...
July 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887245/a-pulsatile-fresh-frozen-human-cadaver-circulation-model-for-endovascular-training-a-trial-of-face-validity
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Craig Nesbitt, Samuel James Tingle, Robin Williams, James McCaslin, Roger Searle, Sebastian Mafeld, Gerard Stansby
OBJECTIVES: Determine the face validity of a pulsatile fresh frozen human cadaver model (PHCM) for training endovascular practitioners. METHODS: 12 endovascular clinicians performed the same two procedures (catheterisation of the left renal artery and left subclavian artery) on PHCM, and Simbionix angiomentor virtual reality simulator (SVR). They were randomised to begin on either the PHCM or SVR. A pre-trial questionnaire determined participants' endovascular experience...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887066/neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-is-associated-with-improved-overall-survival-in-older-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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David M Guttmann, Nandita Mitra, James M Metz, John Plastaras, Weiwei Feng, Samuel Swisher-McClure
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterize outcomes associated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation prior to esophagectomy, compared to esophagectomy alone, in older patients with esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study in patients ≥70years with locally-advanced esophageal cancer undergoing esophagectomy ± neoadjuvant chemoradiation between 2006 and 2012 using the National Cancer Database. A Cox proportional hazards model with inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW) using the propensity score was developed to assess the association between trimodality therapy and overall survival...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885532/governance-practices-in-an-era-of-healthcare-transformation-achieving-a-successful-turnaround
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Samuel E Sondheim, Dipesh M Patel, Nicole Chin, Kurt Barwis, Julie Werner, Alexus Barclay, Angela Mattie
This article illustrates the successful application of principles established by the American Hospital Association (AHA) to foster hospital transformations (). We examined a small community hospital's successful transition from one emergency care center (ECC) physician group to another and the methods by which significant improvements in outcomes were achieved. The foundation of this transformation included a generative governance style at the board level, a shared governance model at the employee level, a renewed sense of employee and physician engagement, and a sense of individual accountability...
September 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885508/defining-benchmarks-in-liver-transplantation-a-multicenter-outcome-analysis-determining-best-achievable-results
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Xavier Muller, Francesca Marcon, Gonzalo Sapisochin, Max Marquez, Federica Dondero, Michel Rayar, Majella M B Doyle, Lauren Callans, Jun Li, Greg Nowak, Marc-Antoine Allard, Ina Jochmans, Kyle Jacskon, Magali Chahdi Beltrame, Marjolein van Reeven, Samuele Iesari, Alessandro Cucchetti, Hemant Sharma, Roxane D Staiger, Dimitri A Raptis, Henrik Petrowsky, Michelle de Oliveira, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Antonio D Pinna, Jan Lerut, Wojciech G Polak, Eduardo de Santibañes, Martín de Santibañes, Andrew M Cameron, Jacques Pirenne, Daniel Cherqui, René A Adam, Bö-Göran Ericzon, Bjoern Nashan, Kim Olthoff, Avi Shaked, William C Chapman, Karim Boudjema, Olivier Soubrane, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Paul D Greig, David R Grant, Amanda Carvalheiro, Paolo Muiesan, Philipp Dutkowski, Milo Puhan, Pierre-Alain Clavien
OBJECTIVE: To propose benchmark outcome values in liver transplantation, serving as reference for assessing individual patients or any other patient groups. BACKGROUND: Best achievable results in liver transplantation, that is, benchmarks, are unknown. Consequently, outcome comparisons within or across centers over time remain speculative. METHODS: Out of 7492 liver transplantation performed in 17 international centers from 3 continents, we identified 2024 low risk adult cases with a laboratory model for end-stage liver disease score ≤20 points, a balance of risk score ≤9, and receiving a primary graft by donation after brain death...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885054/a-multicenter-rct-of-zephyr%C3%A2-endobronchial-valve-treatment-in-heterogeneous-emphysema-transform
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Samuel V Kemp, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Alan Kirk, Malgorzata Kornaszewska, Kris Carron, Lars Ek, Gustav Broman, Gunnar Hillerdal, Herve Mal, Christophe Pison, Amandine Briault, Nicola Downer, Kaid Darwiche, Jagan Rao, Ralf-Harto Hübner, Christof Ruwwe-Glosenkamp, Valéry Trosini-Desert, Ralf Eberhardt, Felix J Herth, Eric Derom, Thomas Malfait, Pallav L Shah, Justin L Garner, Nick H Ten Hacken, Hazem Fallouh, Sylvie Leroy, Charles H Marquette
RATIONALE: Single-center RCTs of Zephyr Endobronchial Valve (EBV) treatment have demonstrated benefit in severe heterogeneous emphysema. This is the first multicenter study evaluating this treatment approach. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Zephyr EBVs in patients with heterogeneous emphysema and absence of collateral ventilation. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter 2:1 RCT of EBVs plus standard of care or standard of care (SoC) alone...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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