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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631981/patient-centered-radiology-where-are-we-where-do-we-want-to-be-and-how-do-we-get-there
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Jennifer L Kemp, Mary C Mahoney, Vincent P Mathews, Max Wintermark, Judy Yee, Stephen D Brown
Purpose The objectives of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Patient-Centered Radiology Steering Committee survey were to (a) assess RSNA members' general attitudes and experiences concerning patient-centered radiology, with specific attention paid to radiologist-to-patient communication; (b) examine the members' barriers to communicating more directly with patients; and (c) explore their perceptions of how such barriers can be overcome. Materials and Methods A total of 5999 radiologists were invited by e-mail to complete an anonymous electronic survey developed by the Steering Committee and the RSNA Department of Research...
June 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629343/comparative-effectiveness-research-what-to-do-when-experts-disagree-about-risks
#2
Reidar K Lie, Francis K L Chan, Christine Grady, Vincent H Ng, David Wendler
BACKGROUND: Ethical issues related to comparative effectiveness research, or research that compares existing standards of care, have recently received considerable attention. In this paper we focus on how Ethics Review Committees (ERCs) should evaluate the risks of comparative effectiveness research. MAIN TEXT: We discuss what has been a prominent focus in the debate about comparative effectiveness research, namely that it is justified when "nothing is known" about the comparative effectiveness of the available alternatives...
June 19, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614463/health-technology-assessment-the-process-in-brazil
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Fernanda Lessa, Marcos Bosi Ferraz
Objectives: To describe, analyze, and compare the opinions of decisionmakers involved in the health technology assessment (HTA) process in Brazil in 2011. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a structured questionnaire to evaluate the opinions of a convenience sample of health care professionals from both the public and private health care systems (HCS). The survey collected demographic data for each respondent along with their input on national regulations...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612203/neoadjuvant-treatment-for-borderline-and-resectable-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#4
REVIEW
R Álvarez, I Alés, R Díaz, B G de Paredes, M Hidalgo
Nowadays and given the improvement in response rate with the new schemes of treatment with chemotherapy, the interest in neoadjuvant treatment for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, allowing the early application of systemic therapies, has also increased. However, treatment selection fundamentally depends on decisions taken by multidisciplinary committees due to the absence of randomized trials on this indication and because the available evidence is based primarily on small studies. The present manuscript tries to establish recommendations based on the available evidence and expert opinion to correctly select the indication, the type of treatment, as well as its duration and how to correctly follow-up patients during treatment with chemotherapy...
June 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610817/vascular-diseases-of-the-liver-clinical-guidelines-from-the-catalan-society-of-digestology-and-the-spanish-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver
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Marta Martín-Llahí, Agustín Albillos, Rafael Bañares, Annalisa Berzigotti, M Ángeles García-Criado, Joan Genescà, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Elba Llop-Herrera, Helena Masnou-Ridaura, José Mateo, Carmen A Navascués, Ángela Puente, Marta Romero-Gutiérrez, Macarena Simón-Talero, Luis Téllez, Fanny Turon, Cándido Villanueva, Roberto Zarrabeitia, Juan Carlos García-Pagán
Despite their relatively low prevalence, vascular diseases of the liver represent a significant health problem in the field of liver disease. A common characteristic shared by many such diseases is their propensity to cause portal hypertension together with increased morbidity and mortality. These diseases are often diagnosed in young patients and their delayed diagnosis and/or inappropriate treatment can greatly reduce life expectancy. This article reviews the current body of evidence concerning Budd-Chiari syndrome, non-cirrhotic portal vein thrombosis, idiopathic portal hypertension, sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, hepatic vascular malformations in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, cirrhotic portal vein thrombosis and other rarer vascular diseases including arterioportal fistulas...
June 11, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588515/does-gender-of-administrator-matter-national-study-explores-u-s-university-administrators-attitudes-about-retaining-women-professors-in-stem
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Wendy M Williams, Agrima Mahajan, Felix Thoemmes, Susan M Barnett, Francoise Vermeylen, Brian M Cash, Stephen J Ceci
Omnipresent calls for more women in university administration presume women will prioritize using resources and power to increase female representation, especially in STEM fields where women are most underrepresented. However, empirical evidence is lacking for systematic differences in female vs. male administratorsŠ attitudes. Do female administrators agree on which strategies are best, and do men see things differently? We explored United States college and university administratorsŠ opinions regarding strategies, policies, and structural changes in their organizations designed to increase women professorsŠ representation and retention in STEM fields...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566045/inpatient-rounding-practices-in-otolaryngology-residency-programs
#7
Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, Paul D Judge, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly, Peter M Vila
Inpatient rounding is an agelong tradition in the field of medicine. Among recent changes in health care, rounding is understudied as an area of research. The purpose of this study was to assess current methods of inpatient rounding in otolaryngology residency programs and assess satisfaction with current practices. Survey questions were designed by members of the resident committee of the Society of University Otolaryngologists. Surveys were sent to all 450 members, and we obtained a 32% response rate. Sixty-four percent of attendings perform bedside rounds; 44% of subjects reported that attending physicians participate in rounds at least once a week; and 21% reported daily participation...
June 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560211/advanced-therapy-medicinal-products-for-rare-diseases-state-of-play-of-incentives-supporting-development-in-europe
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Andreas M Farkas, Segundo Mariz, Violeta Stoyanova-Beninska, Patrick Celis, Spiros Vamvakas, Kristina Larsson, Bruno Sepodes
In 2008, the European Union introduced the Advanced Medicines Regulation aiming to improve regulation of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). We applied the ATMPs classification definitions in this Regulation to understand the link of this emerging group of medicinal products and the use of the Orphan Regulation. A total of 185 products that can be classified as ATMPs based on this Regulation have been submitted for orphan designation. Prior to its introduction in 2008, 4.5% of the products submitted for orphan designation met these criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554920/physical-activity-immune-function-and-inflammation-in-kidney-patients-the-pink-study-a-feasibility-trial-protocol
#9
Patrick James Highton, Jill Neale, Thomas J Wilkinson, Nicolette C Bishop, Alice C Smith
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) display increased infection-related mortality and elevated cardiovascular risk only partly attributed to traditional risk factors. Patients with CKD also exhibit a pro-inflammatory environment and impaired immune function. Aerobic exercise has the potential to positively impact these detriments, but is under-researched in this patient population. This feasibility study will investigate the effects of acute aerobic exercise on inflammation and immune function in patients with CKD to inform the design of larger studies intended to ultimately influence current exercise recommendations...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543656/international-capacity-building-initiatives-for-national-bioethics-committees
#10
Eugenijus Gefenas, Vilma Lukaseviciene
During the last two decades, national bioethics committees have been established in many countries all over the world. They vary with respect to their structure, composition, and working methods, but the main functions are similar. They are supposed to facilitate public debate on controversial bioethical issues and produce opinions and recommendations that can help inform the public and policy-makers. The dialogue among national bioethics committees is also increasingly important in the globalized world, where biomedical technologies raise ethical dilemmas that traverse national borders...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541639/opportunistic-bilateral-salpingectomy-during-benign-gynecological-surgery-for-ovarian-cancer-prevention-a-survey-of-gynecologic-oncology-committee-of-japan-society-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology
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Mikio Mikami, Satoru Nagase, Wataru Yamagami, Kimio Ushijma, Hironori Tashiro, Hidetaka Katabuchi
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence has supported the concept that epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) arises from the cells of the fallopian tube or endometrium. This study investigated current practice in Japan with respect to performing opportunistic bilateral salpingectomy (OBS) during gynecological surgery for benign disease for Ovarian Cancer Prevention. METHODS: We mailed a questionnaire to 767 hospitals and clinics, comprising 628 accredited training institutions of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG), Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO), or Japan Society of Gynecologic and Obstetric Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (JSGOE) and 139 private institutions with at least one JSGOE-certified licensed gynecologic laparoscopist...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538496/committee-opinion-no-702-female-athlete-triad
#12
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The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538495/committee-opinion-no-701-choosing-the-route-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
#13
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Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Selection of the route of hysterectomy for benign causes can be influenced by the size and shape of the vagina and uterus; accessibility to the uterus; extent of extrauterine disease; the need for concurrent procedures; surgeon training and experience; average case volume; available hospital technology, devices, and support; whether the case is emergent or scheduled; and preference of the informed patient. Vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are considered "minimally invasive" surgical approaches because they do not require a large abdominal incision and, thus, typically are associated with shortened hospitalization and postoperative recovery times compared with open abdominal hysterectomy...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538494/committee-opinion-no-704-summary-human-papillomavirus-vaccination
#14
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with anogenital cancer (including cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal), oropharyngeal cancer, and genital warts. The HPV vaccination significantly reduces the incidence of anogenital cancer and genital warts. Despite the benefits of HPV vaccines, only 41.9% of girls in the recommended age group, and only 28.1% of males in the recommended age group have received all recom-mended doses. Compared with many other countries, HPV vaccination rates in the United States are unacceptably low...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538493/committee-opinion-no-703-summary-asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria-in-women
#15
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Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is an important clinical sign of urinary tract malignancy. Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria has been variably defined over the years. In addition, the evidence primarily is based on data from male patients. However, whether the patient is a man or a woman influences the differential diagnosis of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, and the risk of urinary tract malignancy (bladder, ureter, and kidney) is significantly less in women than in men. Among women, being older than 60 years, having a history of smoking, and having gross hematuria are the strongest predictors of urologic cancer...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538492/committee-opinion-no-702-summary-female-athlete-triad
#16
(no author information available yet)
The female athlete triad is a medical condition observed in physically active females involving three components: 1) low energy availability with or without disordered eating, 2) menstrual dysfunction, and 3) low bone density. An individual does not need to show clinical manifestations of all three components of the female athlete triad simultaneously to be affected by the condition. Consequences of these clinical conditions may not be completely reversible, so prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention are critical...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538491/committee-opinion-no-701-summary-choosing-the-route-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
#17
(no author information available yet)
Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Selection of the route of hysterectomy for benign causes can be influenced by the size and shape of the vagina and uterus; accessibility to the uterus; extent of extrauterine disease; the need for concurrent procedures; surgeon training and experience; average case volume; available hospital technology, devices, and support; whether the case is emergent or scheduled; and preference of the informed patient. Vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are considered "minimally invasive" surgical approaches because they do not require a large abdominal incision and, thus, typically are associated with shortened hospitalization and postoperative recovery times compared with open abdominal hysterectomy...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537063/-consensus-opinion-on-antifungal-prophylaxis-in-haematologic-patients-results-of-the-promic-project
#18
L Vázquez López, T Villaescusa de la Rosa, R de la Cámara, I Espigado, S Grau Cerrato, M Jurado, M Rovira, M Salavert, D Serrano Simonneau, C Solano Vercet, I Ruiz Camps
OBJECTIVE: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in haematological patients. Antifungal prophylaxis (AFP) is indicated for a number of clinical scenarios in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to reach a consensus on IFD prophylaxis in haematological patients in order to optimize their management. METHODS: A committee of experts in haematology and infectious diseases compiled a survey of 79 items with controversial aspects about antifungal prophylaxis in haematological patients...
May 23, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533111/management-of-incidental-pancreatic-cysts-a-white-paper-of-the-acr-incidental-findings-committee
#19
Alec J Megibow, Mark E Baker, Desiree E Morgan, Ihab R Kamel, Dushyant V Sahani, Elliot Newman, William R Brugge, Lincoln L Berland, Pari V Pandharipande
The ACR Incidental Findings Committee (IFC) presents recommendations for managing pancreatic cysts that are incidentally detected on CT or MRI. These recommendations represent an update from the pancreatic component of the JACR 2010 white paper on managing incidental findings in the adrenal glands, kidneys, liver, and pancreas. The Pancreas Subcommittee-which included abdominal radiologists, a gastroenterologist, and a pancreatic surgeon-developed this algorithm. The recommendations draw from published evidence and expert opinion, and were finalized by informal iterative consensus...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529087/a-critical-analysis-of-australian-policies-and-guidelines-for-water-immersion-during-labour-and-birth
#20
Megan Cooper, Helen McCutcheon, Jane Warland
BACKGROUND: Accessibility of water immersion for labour and/or birth is often dependent on the care provider and also the policies/guidelines that underpin practice. With little high quality research about the safety and practicality of water immersion, particularly for birth, policies/guidelines informing the practice may lack the evidence necessary to ensure practitioner confidence surrounding the option thereby limiting accessibility and women's autonomy. AIM: The aims of the study were to determine how water immersion policies and/or guidelines are informed, who interprets the evidence to inform policies/guidelines and to what extent the policy/guideline facilitates the option for labour and birth...
May 18, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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