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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806200/quality-of-anticoagulation-control-and-hemorrhage-risk-among-african-american-and-european-american-warfarin-users
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Nita A Limdi, Todd M Brown, Aditi Shendre, Nianjun Liu, Charles E Hill, Timothy M Beasley
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether percent time in target range (PTTR), risk of over-anticoagulation [international normalized ratio (INR)>4], and risk of hemorrhage differ by race. As PTTR is a strong predictor of hemorrhage risk, we also determined the influence of PTTR on the risk of hemorrhage by race. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Among 1326 warfarin users, PTTR was calculated as the percentage of interpolated INR values within the target range of 2.0-3.0. PTTR was also categorized as poor (PTTR<60%), good (60≤PTTR<70%), or excellent (PTTR≥70%) anticoagulation control...
August 11, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806032/quality-focus-the-appropriate-use-of-antipsychotic-medicine
#2
Stephan D Schroeder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805581/nonmotor-parkinson-s-and-future-directions
#3
Nataliya Titova, K Ray Chaudhuri
Nonmotor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are integral to the condition largely regarded as a motor syndrome. A range of NMS underpin the prodromal stage of Parkinson's and are present with variable frequency, range, and nature across the whole journey of a patient with Parkinson's from the onset of the motor disease to palliative stage. These symptoms also are key determinants of quality of life of the patient as well as the carer. Despite this, recognition management and focused treatment of NMS of PD remain poor...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804816/preanalytical-issues-in-hemostasis-and-thrombosis-testing
#4
Giuseppe Lippi, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Hemostasis testing is critical to many hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders, wherein laboratory diagnostics can provide critical information for diagnosis, prognostication, and therapeutic monitoring. Due to this crucial role in modern medicine, hemostasis tests should be carried out at their highest degree of quality, thus encompassing standardization and monitoring of all phases of the testing process. It is now clearly established that the preanalytical phase is the most critical and vulnerable part of the total testing process, since up to 70% of diagnostic errors are due to highly manual activities encompassing patient preparation and collection of biological samples, as well as handling, transportation, preparation and storage of blood specimens...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803665/-teledermatology-between-two-french-hospitals-two-years-of-experience
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C Bertin, A Diakite, B Carton, C Wozniak, S Nathanson, S Monnier, C Sin, M-A Dommergues, J Parigot, F Moreau, M-L Sigal, P Foucaud, A Greder, E Mahé
BACKGROUND: Teledermatology is currently booming. Due to the shortage of dermatologists in hospitals access to dermatological consultations is very limited in some hospitals. We present our experience of collaboration between an expert center, the dermatology department of the Victor-Dupouy Hospital Centre in Argenteuil, and all medical structures under the André-Mignot Hospital in Versailles (CHV), including 2 prison medical centers (UCSA), traditional departments and emergency department...
August 10, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803605/management-of-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency-at-peking-union-medical-college-hospital-a-survey-among-physicians
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Hong-Bo Yang, Meng-Qi Zhang, Hui Pan, Hui-Juan Zhu
Objective To evaluate physicians' attitude and knowledge about the management of adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and impact factors associated with better decision-making.Methods A 21-question anonymous survey was distributed and collected at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, a major teaching hospital in Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Data of physicians' educational background, clinical training, patient workload per year and continuing medical education in AGHD were collected...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803534/moving-rehabilitation-research-forward-developing-consensus-statements-for-rehabilitation-and-recovery-research
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Julie Bernhardt, Karen Borschmann, Lara Boyd, S Thomas Carmichael, Dale Corbett, Steven C Cramer, Tammy Hoffmann, Gert Kwakkel, Sean Savitz, Gustavo Saposnik, Marion Walker, Nick Ward
Stroke recovery is the next frontier in stroke medicine. While growth in rehabilitation and recovery research is exponential, a number of barriers hamper our ability to rapidly progress the field. Standardized terminology is absent in both animal and human research, methods are poorly described, recovery biomarkers are not well defined, and we lack consistent timeframes or measures to examine outcomes. Agreed methods and conventions for developing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting interventions directed at improving recovery are lacking, and current approaches are often not underpinned by biology...
August 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803364/volatile-terpenoids-multiple-functions-biosynthesis-modulation-and-manipulation-by-genetic-engineering
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Farhat Abbas, Yanguo Ke, Rangcai Yu, Yuechong Yue, Sikandar Amanullah, Muhammad Muzammil Jahangir, Yanping Fan
Terpenoids play several physiological and ecological functions in plant life through direct and indirect plant defenses and also in human society because of their enormous applications in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries. Through the aid of genetic engineering its role can by magnified to broad spectrum by improving genetic ability of crop plants, enhancing the aroma quality of fruits and flowers and the production of pharmaceutical terpenoids contents in medicinal plants. Terpenoids are structurally diverse and the most abundant plant secondary metabolites, playing an important role in plant life through direct and indirect plant defenses, by attracting pollinators and through different interactions between the plants and their environment...
August 12, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803088/treat-the-pain-program
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Megan O'Brien, Amanda Schwartz, Laura Plattner
CONTEXT: Globally, low and middle-income countries are home to 70% of cancer deaths and 99% of HIV deaths, but they consume just 7% of opioid analgesics. OBJECTIVE: The American Cancer Society's Treat the Pain program partners with governments in low and middle-income countries to improve access to high-quality essential pain medicines. METHOD: Treat the Pain has developed the MORPHINE Framework to provide a structure to describe challenges to access to pain relief and to group and sequence interventions to address these challenges...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803080/palliative-care-development-in-kyrgyzstan
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Aibek Mukambetov, Taalaigul Sabyrbekova, Lola Asanalieva, Ilim Sadykov, Alexander Aralbaev, Stephen Connor
Palliative care began in Kyrgyzstan in 2005 as a pilot home based care program in Osh Cancer Center and was supported by a small group of nurses and one physician from Scotland. In 2010, the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan (SFK) and the Open Society Foundation's International Palliative Care Initiative (IPCI) began supporting work on palliative care policy, legislation, essential medicine availability, education, advocacy and implementation. A Ministry of Health working group was established to lead this initiative and technical assistance was provided by an international palliative care consultant...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803074/hospice-palliative-care-development-in-hungary
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Agnes Csikos, Csilla Busa, Katalin Muszbek
During the past 25 years many developmental steps have occurred in Hungary in palliative care. Further education and service development is needed to provide a quality palliative care for all the Hungarian people. Hungary has a universal health care system with a developed infrastructure. The first Hungarian hospice team started in 1991. At that time the concept of hospice care was unknown. Symptom control and psychosocial support for the dying patient was inadequate. The regulatory framework was based on the 1997 Health Care Act which was followed by significant palliative care legislation including documents on the legal requirements for palliative care (2004)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802938/impulse-control-and-related-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Daniel Weintraub, Daniel O Claassen
Impulse control disorders (ICDs), such as compulsive gambling, buying, sexual, and eating behaviors, are a serious and increasingly recognized complication in Parkinson's disease (PD), occurring in up to 20% of PD patients over the course of their illness. Related behaviors include punding (stereotyped, repetitive, purposeless behaviors), dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS) (compulsive medication overuse), and hobbyism (e.g., compulsive internet use, artistic endeavors, and writing). These disorders have a significant impact on quality of life and function, strain interpersonal relationships, and worsen caregiver burden, and are associated with significant psychiatric comorbidity...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802881/recent-topics-of-research-in-the-characterization-and-quality-control-of-biopharmaceuticals-in-japan
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Akiko Ishii-Watabe, Hiroko Shibata, Akira Harazono, Masashi Hyuga, Masato Kiyoshi, Satoshi Saitoh, Takafumi Iwura, Tetsuo Torisu, Yukihiro Goda, Susumu Uchiyama
The research and development of next-generation innovative medicines is a prominent interest of both the government and industries in Japan. On June 29, 2017, a kickoff meeting of a new research group focused on the quality issues of biopharmaceuticals was held in Tokyo with Prof. John Carpenter as an invited guest. The group's research focuses mainly on the evaluation and control of protein aggregates/subvisible particles in drug products, but the research topics also include glycan analysis, host-cell protein evaluation, bioassay validation, and analytical quality-by-design...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802868/development-and-implementation-of-an-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-program-for-emergency-nurses
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Courtney Edwards, Jodi Jones
PROBLEM: Emergency medical care often necessitates placement of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters. When traditional methods for obtaining PIV access are not successful, ultrasound guidance is a rescue technique for peripheral vascular placement that improves the quality of patient care. METHODS: The aim of this training program was to develop a process where emergency nurses would be competent to perform ultrasound guided PIV to improve the quality of patient care delivered while reducing throughput time...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802638/spiritual-perspectives-of-emergency-medicine-doctors-and-nurses-in-caring-for-end-of-life-patients-a-mixed-method-study
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Yingting Zhang, Rakhee Yash Pal, Wai San Wilson Tam, Alice Lee, Mabel Ong, Lay Hwa Tiew
BACKGROUND: End-of-life care is becoming more prevalent in the Emergency Department. Quality end-of-life care includes spiritual support. As spirituality is a relatively vague concept, understanding healthcare professionals' spiritual perspectives is important. AIMS: To explore the perspectives of Emergency Department doctors and nurses in (i) spirituality, (ii) spiritual care domain in end-of-life care and (iii) factors influencing spiritual care provision in the Emergency Department...
August 9, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802470/integrative-medicine-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-prevention
#16
REVIEW
Monica Aggarwal, Brooke Aggarwal, Jyothi Rao
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is traditionally treated through medications and lifestyle modifications, yet adherence to these treatments is often poor. The use of complementary therapies is increasing, and it is vital for physicians to be aware of the risks and benefits of these options. This article summarizes the current evidence base on integrative therapies for the prevention and treatment of CVD, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Where applicable, recommendations are included for therapies that may be used as an adjunct to traditional medical care to improve cardiovascular health and quality of life...
September 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802337/eliminating-undesirable-variation-in-neonatal-practice-balancing-standardization-and-customization
#17
REVIEW
Maya Balakrishnan, Aarti Raghavan, Gautham K Suresh
Consistency of care and elimination of unnecessary and harmful variation are underemphasized aspects of health care quality. This article describes the prevalence and patterns of practice variation in health care and neonatology; discusses the potential role of standardization as a solution to eliminating wasteful and harmful practice variation, particularly when it is founded on principles of evidence-based medicine; and proposes ways to balance standardization and customization of practice to ultimately improve the quality of neonatal care...
September 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802335/national-quality-measures-in-perinatal-medicine
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REVIEW
Scott A Lorch
There are numerous measures of perinatal quality endorsed by national agencies such as the National Quality Forum (NQF). The sheer number of metrics may lead to confusion about what these measures truly assess, and how to interpret variation in these measures across hospitals, health care systems, and geographic regions. This review presents a conceptual model for the numerous validated measures, an overview of the types of measures endorsed for perinatal quality by NQF in 2016, and potential measures absent from endorsement by these national bodies...
September 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802088/screening-bioactive-quality-control-markers-of-qishenyiqi-dripping-pills-based-on-the-relationship-between-the-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-fingerprint-and-vascular-protective-activity
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Limeng Zhuo, Jingjing Peng, Yunli Zhao, Dongxiang Li, Xiuman Xie, Ling Tong, Zhiguo Yu
Traditional Chinese medicine consists of complex phytochemical constituents. Selecting appropriately analytical markers of traditional Chinese medicine is a critical step in quality control. Currently, the combination of fingerprinting and efficacy evaluation is considered as a useful method for screening active ingredients in complex mixtures. This study was designed to develop an orthogonal partial least squares model for screening bioactive quality control markers of QishenYiqi dripping pills based on the fingerprint-efficacy relationship...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801890/application-of-grading-of-recommendations-assessment-development-and-evaluation-grade-to-the-guideline-development-for-clinical-practice-with-acupuncture-and-moxibustion
#20
Hong Zhao, Fengxia Liang, Yigong Fang, Baoyan Liu
Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) offers a worldwide approach to guideline development for clinical practice. For the clinical practice of acupuncture therapy, 18 evidence-based guidelines have been developed in China using GRADE. In this study, we review the advantages and limitations of the GRADE approach in the guideline development for acupuncture and moxibustion and propose some solutions to these limitations. Scientific advantages of rating the quality of evidence, outcome-centric direction, overall progression to develop recommendations, and strength of recommendations providing specific clinical guidance are the advantages of GRADE...
August 12, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
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