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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145404/core-outcome-set-standards-for-development-the-cos-stad-recommendations
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Jamie J Kirkham, Katherine Davis, Douglas G Altman, Jane M Blazeby, Mike Clarke, Sean Tunis, Paula R Williamson
BACKGROUND: The use of core outcome sets (COS) ensures that researchers measure and report those outcomes that are most likely to be relevant to users of their research. Several hundred COS projects have been systematically identified to date, but there has been no formal quality assessment of these studies. The Core Outcome Set-STAndards for Development (COS-STAD) project aimed to identify minimum standards for the design of a COS study agreed upon by an international group, while other specific guidance exists for the final reporting of COS development studies (Core Outcome Set-STAndards for Reporting [COS-STAR])...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145030/the-use-of-econsults-to-improve-access-to-specialty-care-in-thrombosis-medicine
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Leslie Skeith, Medina Mohamed, Alan Karovitch, Clare Liddy, Amir Afkham, Douglas Archibald, Erin Keely
INTRODUCTION: Electronic consultations (eConsults) are asynchronous, consultative electronic-based communications that are aimed to improve efficient and timely access to specialist advice. Our study aim was to evaluate the use and impact of the Canadian Champlain BASE™ (Building Access to Specialists through eConsultation) eConsult service in the specialty of thrombosis medicine. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study that included descriptive statistics of provider and patient demographic information and consultative-specific data...
November 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144894/clinical-community-partnerships-to-identify-patients-with-food-insecurity-and-address-food-needs
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Elizabeth A Lundeen, Karen R Siegel, Holly Calhoun, Sonia A Kim, Sandra P Garcia, Natalie M Hoeting, Diane M Harris, Laura Kettel Khan, Bryce Smith, Heidi M Blanck, Kevin Barnett, Anne C Haddix
INTRODUCTION: More than 42 million people in the United States are food insecure. Although some health care entities are addressing food insecurity among patients because of associations with disease risk and management, little is known about the components of these initiatives. METHODS: The Systematic Screening and Assessment Method was used to conduct a landscape assessment of US health care entity-based programs that screen patients for food insecurity and connect them with food resources...
November 16, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143586/break-out-session-highlights
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Kjell-Morten Myhr, Mathias Mäurer, Marisa Martínez Ginés, Federica Esposito, Ralf Linker
A popular feature of the Multiple Sclerosis Experts Summit is interactive break-out sessions to discuss various aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS), including MS spasticity and general management of MS patients. The format encourages participation and active discussion, thus providing attendees with the opportunity to exchange their experiences of the day-to-day management of MS in clinical practice. Following feedback provided by each session leader, key messages are summarized and presented in a plenary session by the Summit chair...
November 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142837/preoperative-management-in-patients-with-graves-disease
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REVIEW
Eliana Piantanida
Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism in iodine-sufficient geographical areas and is characterized by the presence in patients' serum of autoantibodies directed against the thyrotropin receptor (TRAb) that cause overproduction and release of thyroid hormones. Clinical presentation results from both hyperthyroidism and underlying autoimmunity. The diagnosis is based on characteristic clinical features and biochemical abnormalities. If serum thyrotropin (TSH) is low, serum free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) concentrations should be measured to distinguish between subclinical (with normal circulating thyroid hormones) and overt hyperthyroidism (with increased circulating thyroid hormones)...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137450/moving-forward-with-actionable-therapeutic-targets-and-opportunities-in-endometrial-cancer-nci-clinical-trials-planning-meeting-report-on-identifying-key-genes-and-molecular-pathways-for-targeted-endometrial-cancer-trials
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REVIEW
Helen J MacKay, Douglas A Levine, Victoria L Bae-Jump, Daphne W Bell, Jessica N McAlpine, Alessandro Santin, Gini F Fleming, David G Mutch, Kenneth P Nephew, Nicolas Wentzensen, Paul J Goodfellow, Oliver Dorigo, Hans W Nijman, Russell Broaddus, Elise C Kohn
The incidence and mortality rates from endometrial cancer are increasing. There have been no new drugs approved for the treatment of endometrial cancer in decades. The National Cancer Institute, Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee identified the integration of molecular and/or histologic stratification into endometrial cancer management as a top strategic priority. Based on this, they convened a group of experts to review the molecular data in this disease. Here we report on the actionable opportunities and therapeutic directions identified for incorporation into future clinical trials...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136725/-the-china-expert-consensus-of-clinical-practice-for-magnetically-controlled-capsule-gastroscopy-2017-shanghai
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Gastric diseases are very common in China, especially gastric cancer with a continuous high level of morbidity and mortality. As an important screening method of gastric diseases, magnetically-controlled-capsule-gastroscopy (MCCG) has already been widely used in medical institutions worldwide. Several clinical trials have already showed that MCCG has comparable accuracy in diagnosing gastric diseases compared with conventional gastroscopy. Furthermore, MCCG has the advantages of anesthesia free, no risks of cross infection, and excellent compliance...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135066/developing-and-sustaining-a-career-as-a-transdisciplinary-nurse-scientist
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Kathleen T Hickey
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of strategies to build and sustain a career as a nurse scientist. This article examines how to integrate technologies and precision approaches into clinical practice, research, and education of the next generation of nursing scholars. DESIGN: This article presents information for shaping a sustainable transdisciplinary career. Programs of research that utilize self-management to improve quality of life are discussed throughout the article...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134824/an-overview-of-the-role-of-carfilzomib-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Dimitrios C Ziogas, Evangelos Terpos, Efstathios Kastritis, Meletios A Dimopoulos
Carfilzomib is a second-generation proteasome inhibitor that binds selectively and irreversibly with the chymotrypsin-like site of the proteolytic core. Its initial approval by the Food and Drug Administration, as monotherapy for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RR-MM), followed soon by a global authorization of its combination with dexamethasone or with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone for the treatment of RR-MM after 1-3 prior lines. In order to optimize its administration, carfilzomib is currently examined in different doses and regimens in relapsed/refractory as well as in newly diagnosed myeloma...
November 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134423/perioperative-respiratory-complications-current-evidence-and-strategy-discussed-in-2017-ja-symposium
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K Hirota, M Yamakage, S Hashimoto, T Asai, S Isono
Respiratory management during general anesthesia aims to safely secure the airway and maintain adequate ventilation to deliver oxygen to the vital organs, maintaining homeostasis even during surgery. Despite its clinical importance, anesthesiologists often encounter difficulties in properly managing respiration during the perioperative period, leading to severe respiratory complications. In this year's JA symposium, 5 editorial board members of Journal of Anesthesia (JA) who are experts in the field of respiratory management in anesthesia discussed the following topics: quitting smoking before surgery: exposure to passive smoke is damaging to children, ventilator-associated pneumonia, high inspiratory oxygen concentration and lung injury, aspiration pneumonia, and postoperative respiratory management strategy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132341/can-hybrid-hyaluronic-acid-represent-a-valid-approach-to-treat-rizoarthrosis-a-retrospective-comparative-study
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Sara Tenti, Nicola Antonio Pascarelli, Stefano Giannotti, Mauro Galeazzi, Nicola Giordano, Antonella Fioravanti
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) is a disabling condition with a significant impact on quality of life. The optimal management of hand OA requires a combination of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments that include intra-articular (i.a.) therapy. EULAR experts recommend corticosteroid injections in TMJ OA and underline the usefulness of hyaluronic acid (HA). The aim of this study was the assessment of the efficacy and tolerability of i...
November 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132217/update-on-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-research-proceedings-from-a-meeting-of-experts
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Vallerie McLaughlin, Matthew Bacchetta, David Badesch, Raymond Benza, Charles Burger, Kelly Chin, Robert Frantz, Adaani Frost, Anna Hemnes, Nick H Kim, Erika B Rosenzweig, Lewis Rubin
While pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a progressive, symptomatic condition characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance, ultimately leading to right heart failure, great strides have been made in its understanding and treatment over the past two decades. Continued research in preclinical, clinical, and health economic areas of research, in addition to registry analyses and technology advances, is critical for understanding the pathophysiology of the disease and devising the best ways to monitor and manage patients...
November 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129637/a-multicentre-qualitative-study-assessing-implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-program
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D Martin, D Roulin, F Grass, V Addor, O Ljungqvist, N Demartines, M Hübner
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The existence of enhanced recovery specific guidelines (ERAS) is not enough to change patient management practice since many barriers exist to successful ERAS implementation. The present survey aimed to analyse motivations for implementation as well as encountered difficulties and challenges. Further, relevance and importance of perioperative care items and postoperative recovery targets were assessed. METHODS: A multicentre qualitative study was conducted between August and December 2016 among surgeons, anaesthesiologists and nurses from implemented ERAS centres in Switzerland (n = 16) and Sweden (n = 14)...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128371/assessments-of-neurocognitive-and-behavioral-function-in-the-mucopolysaccharidoses
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REVIEW
Elsa G Shapiro, Maria L Escolar, Kathleen A Delaney, John J Mitchell
The mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are a group of rare, inherited lysosomal storage disorders in which accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) leads to progressive tissue and organ dysfunction. In addition to a variety of somatic signs and symptoms, patients with rapidly progressing MPS I (Hurler), II, III, and VII can present with significant neurological manifestations, including impaired cognitive abilities, difficulties in language and speech, behavioral abnormalities, sleep problems, and/or seizures. Neurological symptoms have a substantial impact on the quality of life of MPS patients and their families...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125367/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Yusuf Karakas, Sahin Lacin, Suayib Yalcin
Pancreatic cancer (PC) demonstrates very poor prognosis and its incidence continues to increase, despite developments in chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and targeted therapies. Surgical resection is currently the only curative approach for PC. The role of radiotherapy in adjuvant and locally advanced PC continues to be increasingly controversial. This review article aims to explore the current knowledge of pancreatic adenocarcinoma, focusing on diagnosis, treatment strategies, and the best supportive care. Areas covered: The current literature on pancreatic adenocarcinoma treatment modalities has been summarized, with a focus on clinical trials and reviews...
November 13, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121852/an-informatics-approach-to-interprofessional-management-of-low-back-pain-a-feasibility-study-using-the-omaha-system
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Robin R Austin, Karen A Monsen, Craig Schulz
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex health care issue that often involves multiple providers across various care settings. Health information technology (HIT) holds promise to improve care delivery by providing infrastructure for communication, clinical documentation, and management of patient data. Standardized terminology is essential for interoperability and enables evaluation of clinical data generated by documentation in an electronic health record (EHR). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping evidence-based practice for conservative management of low back pain to the Omaha System and foster inter-professional communication and collaboration among diverse practitioners and patients...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121476/hepatic-transporter-drug-drug-interactions-an-evaluation-of-approaches-and-methodologies
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Beth Williamson, Robert J Riley
Drug-drug interactions (DDIs) continue to account for 5% of hospital admissions and therefore remain a major regulatory concern. Effective, quantitative prediction of DDIs will reduce unexpected clinical findings and encourage projects to frontload DDI investigations rather than concentrating on risk management ("manage the baggage") later in drug development. A key challenge in DDI prediction is the discrepancies between reported models. Areas covered: The current synopsis focuses on four recent influential publications on hepatic drug transporter DDIs using static models that tackle interactions with individual transporters and in combination with other drug transporters and metabolising enzymes...
November 9, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121404/the-association-of-british-neurologists-myasthenia-gravis-guidelines
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Jon Sussman, Maria E Farrugia, Paul Maddison, Marguerite Hill, M Isabel Leite, David Hilton-Jones
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease of the neuromuscular junction for which many therapies were developed before the era of evidence-based medicine. Despite the basic principles of treatment being well known, patients continue to receive suboptimal treatment. A myasthenia gravis guidelines group was therefore established under the aegis of the Association of British Neurologists. These guidelines attempt to steer a path between evidence-based practice where available and established best practice where evidence is unavailable...
November 9, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120658/-primary-hyperparathyroidism%C3%A2-new-clinical-forms-of-the-disease
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Kateřina Zajíčková
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) has been increasingly diagnosed incidentally in its asymptomatic form owing to calcium screening tests. This form of PHPT represents 80% in developed countries. Although PHPT patients are asym-ptomatic, target organ (bone and kidney) involvement is frequently observed. Mild PHPT is associated with a reduction of bone mineral densityand, moreover, with increased risk of vertebral fractures. The extent of a patient evaluation and indications for parathyroidectomy are based on expert guidelines from 2014...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119124/spanish-consensus-statement-clinical-management-and-treatment-of-tendinopathies-in-sport
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Tomas Fernandez-Jaén, Guillermo Álvarez Rey, Francisco Angulo, Jordi Ardevol Cuesta, Rafael Arriaza Loureda, Fernando Ávila España, Juan Ayala, Ramón Balius Matas, Fernando Baró Pazos, Juan de Dios Beas Jiménez, Jorge Candel Rosell, César Cobián Fernandez, Mª Del Pilar Doñoro Cuevas, Francisco Esparza Ros, Josefina Espejo Colmenero, Jorge Fernández de Prado, Juan José García Cota, Jose Ignacio Garrido González, Carlos Gonzalez de Vega, Manuela González Santander, Miguel Ángel Herrador Munilla, Francisco Ivorra Ruiz, Fernando Jiménez Díaz, Antonio Maestro Fernandez, Pedro Manonelles Marqueta, Juan José Muñoz Benito, Ramón Olivé Vilás, Carles Pedret, Xavier Peirau Teres, José Peña Amaro, Jordi Puigdellivoll Grifell, Juan Pérez San Roque, Christophe Ramírez Parenteu, Juan Ribas Serna, Gil Rodas Font, Mikel Sánchez Álvarez, Carlos Sanchez Marchori, Lluis Til Perez, Rosario Ureña Durán, Miguel Del Valle Soto, José María Villalón Alonso, Pedro Guillen García
On October 15, 2016, experts met at Clínica CEMTRO in Madrid, Spain, under the patronage of the Spanish Society for Sports Traumatology (SETRADE), the Spanish Society of Sports Medicine (SEMED), the Spanish Association of Medical Services for Football Clubs (AEMEF), the Spanish Association of Medical Services for Basketball Clubs (AEMB), F.C. Barcelona, and Clínica CEMTRO. The purpose was to consider the most appropriate clinical management and treatment of tendinopathies in sports, based on proven scientific data described in the medical literature as well as on each expert's experience...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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