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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812538/development-of-pathogenicity-predictors-specific-for-variants-that-do-not-comply-with-clinical-guidelines-for-the-use-of-computational-evidence
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Elena Álvarez de la Campa, Natàlia Padilla, Xavier de la Cruz
BACKGROUND: Strict guidelines delimit the use of computational information in the clinical setting, due to the still moderate accuracy of in silico tools. These guidelines indicate that several tools should always be used and that full coincidence between them is required if we want to consider their results as supporting evidence in medical decision processes. Application of this simple rule certainly decreases the error rate of in silico pathogenicity assignments. However, when predictors disagree this rule results in the rejection of potentially valuable information for a number of variants...
August 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808076/influence-of-the-duration-of-penicillin-prescriptions-on-outcomes-for-acute-sore-throat-in-adults-the-descarte-prospective-cohort-study-in-uk-general-practice
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Michael Moore, Beth Stuart, Fd Richard Hobbs, Chris C Butler, Alastair D Hay, John Campbell, Brendan C Delaney, Sue Broomfield, Paula Barratt, Kerenza Hood, Hazel Everitt, Mark Mullee, Ian Williamson, David Mant, Paul Little
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend 10-day treatment courses for acute sore throat, but shorter courses may be used in practice. AIM: To determine whether antibiotic duration predicts adverse outcome of acute sore throat in adults in routine care. DESIGN AND SETTING: A secondary analysis of the DESCARTE (Decision rule for the Symptoms and Complications of Acute Red Throat in Everyday practice) prospective cohort study of 12 829 adults presenting in UK general practice with acute sore throat...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808075/symptom-response-to-antibiotic-prescribing-strategies-in-acute-sore-throat-in-adults-the-descarte-prospective-cohort-study-in-uk-general-practice
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Michael Moore, Beth Stuart, Fd Richard Hobbs, Chris C Butler, Alastair D Hay, John Campbell, Brendan C Delaney, Sue Broomfield, Paula Barratt, Kerenza Hood, Hazel A Everitt, Mark Mullee, Ian Williamson, David Mant, Paul Little
BACKGROUND: A delayed or 'just in case' prescription has been identified as having potential to reduce antibiotic use in sore throat. AIM: To determine the symptomatic outcome of acute sore throat in adults according to antibiotic prescription strategy in routine care. DESIGN AND SETTING: A secondary analysis of the DESCARTE (Decision rule for the Symptoms and Complications of Acute Red Throat in Everyday practice) prospective cohort study comprising adults aged ≥16 years presenting with acute sore throat (≤2 weeks' duration) managed with treatment as usual in primary care in the UK...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799452/syncope-current-knowledge-uncertainties-and-strategies-for-management-optimisation-in-the-emergency-department
#4
Filippo Numeroso, Gianluigi Mossini, Giuseppe Lippi, Gianfranco Cervellin
Admission rates and expenditures for syncope remain high. This unsatisfactory management could be due to several factors, including lack of evidence-based strategy, poor accuracy of clinical decision rules, difficulty in disseminating guidelines, as well as uncertainties concerning management of intermediate-risk patients and role of observation protocols and syncope units. To optimise management, it has been proposed to adopt a pragmatic, symptoms-based definition of syncope and a classification related to the underlying mechanism rather than suspected aetiology...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796045/with-a-little-help-from-a-computer-discriminating-between-bacterial-and-viral-meningitis-based-on-dominance-based-rough-set-approach-analysis
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Ewelina Gowin, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska, Roman Słowiński, Jerzy Błaszczyński, Michał Michalak, Jacek Wysocki
Differential Diagnosis of bacterial and viral meningitis remains an important clinical problem. A number of methods to assist in the diagnoses of meningitis have been developed, but none of them have been found to have high specificity with 100% sensitivity.We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of 148 children hospitalized in St. Joseph Children's Hospital in Poznań. In this study, we applied for the first time the original methodology of dominance-based rough set approach (DRSA) to diagnostic patterns of meningitis data and represented them by decision rules useful in discriminating between bacterial and viral meningitis...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795172/change-point-detection-method-for-clinical-decision-support-system-rule-monitoring
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Siqi Liu, Adam Wright, Milos Hauskrecht
A clinical decision support system (CDSS) and its components can malfunction due to various reasons. Monitoring the system and detecting its malfunctions can help one to avoid any potential mistakes and associated costs. In this paper, we investigate the problem of detecting changes in the CDSS operation, in particular its monitoring and alerting subsystem, by monitoring its rule firing counts. The detection should be performed online, that is whenever a new datum arrives, we want to have a score indicating how likely there is a change in the system...
June 2017: Artif Intell Med (2017)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764972/diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-decision-rules-to-exclude-fractures-in-acute-ankle-injuries-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ingrid Barelds, Wim P Krijnen, Johannes P van de Leur, Cees P van der Schans, Robert J Goddard
BACKGROUND: Ankle decision rules are developed to expedite patient care and reduce the number of radiographs of the ankle and foot. Currently, only three systematic reviews have been conducted on the accuracy of the Ottawa Ankle and Foot Rules (OAFR) in adults and children. However, no systematic review has been performed to determine the most accurate ankle decision rule. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine which clinical decision rules are the most accurate for excluding ankle fracture after acute ankle trauma...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764221/maximal-aortic-valve-cusp-separation-and-severity-of-aortic-stenosis
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K Jayaprakash, V P Dilu, Raju George
INTRODUCTION: An integrated approach that incorporates two dimensional, M mode and Doppler echocardiographic evaluation has become the standard means for accurate quantification of severity of valvular aortic stenosis. Maximal separation of the aortic valve cusps during systole has been shown to correlate well with the severity of aortic stenosis measured by other echocardiographic parameters. AIM: To study the correlation between Maximal Aortic valve Cusp Separation (MACS) and severity of aortic valve stenosis and to find cut-off values of MACS for detecting severe and mild aortic stenosis...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760210/a-randomized-trial-of-a-1-hour-troponin-t-protocol-in-suspected-acute-coronary-syndromes-design-of-the-rapid-assessment-of-possible-acs-in-the-emergency-department-with-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-rapid-tnt-study
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Cynthia Papendick, Andrew Blyth, Anil Seshadri, Michael J R Edmonds, Tom Briffa, Louise Cullen, Stephen Quinn, Jon Karnon, Anthony Chuang, Adam J Nelson, Matthew Horsfall, Erin Morton, Derek P Chew
BACKGROUND: Protocols incorporating high-sensitivity troponin to guide decision making in the disposition of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the emergency department have received a lot of attention. Traditionally, patients with chest pain have required long periods of observation in emergency department before being deemed safe for discharge. In an era of limited health service resources, a protocol that could discharge patients safely within an hour of presentation is extremely attractive...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739290/implementation-of-the-canadian-ct-head-rule-and-its-association-with-use-of-computed-tomography-among-patients-with-head-injury
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Adam L Sharp, Brian Z Huang, Tania Tang, Ernest Shen, Edward R Melnick, Arjun K Venkatesh, Michael H Kanter, Michael K Gould
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Approximately 1 in 3 computed tomography (CT) scans performed for head injury may be avoidable. We evaluate the association of implementation of the Canadian CT Head Rule on head CT imaging in community emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: We conducted an interrupted time-series analysis of encounters from January 2014 to December 2015 in 13 Southern California EDs. Adult health plan members with a trauma diagnosis and Glasgow Coma Scale score at ED triage were included...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739038/anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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REVIEW
Gregory Dendramis, Claudia Paleologo, Giuseppe Sgarito, Umberto Giordano, Roberto Verlato, Adrian Baranchuk, Pedro Brugada
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an arrhythmogenic disease reported to be one among the leading causes of cardiac death in subjects under the age of 40 years. In these patients, episodes of lethal arrhythmias may be induced by several factors or situations, and for this reason, management during anesthesia and surgery must provide some precautions and drugs restrictions. To date, it is difficult to formulate guidelines for anesthetic management of patients with BrS because of the absence of prospective studies, and there is not a definite recommendation for neither general nor regional anesthesia, and there are no large studies in merit...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734809/-severe-poisoning-by-traditional-medication-in-the-newborn
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A Oulmaati, F Hmami, S Achour, A Bouharrou
The use of traditional products for therapeutic purposes in the newborn cause many cases of severe poisoning, especially in newborns. The aim of this study was to identify the main medicinal plants causing poisoning and emphasize the seriousness of poisonous plants. We report a series of eight newborns admitted for intake of poisonous medicinal plants admitted to the neonatal unit and neonatal intensive care unit at the Fez (Morocco) Hassan II University Hospital in 2014. The reasons for use were dominated by the infant's refusing to suckle...
July 19, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733440/dose-transition-pathways-the-missing-link-between-complex-dose-finding-designs-and-simple-decision-making
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Christina Yap, Lucinda J Billingham, Ying Kuen Cheung, Charlie Craddock, John O'Quigley
The ever increasing pace of development of novel therapies mandates efficient methodologies for assessment of their tolerability and activity. Evidence increasingly support the merits of model-based dose-finding designs in identifying the recommended Phase II dose compared to conventional rule-based designs such as the 3+3 but despite this, their use remains limited. Here, we propose a useful tool, Dose Transition Pathways (DTP), which helps overcome several commonly-faced practical and methodological challenges in the implementation of model-based designs...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731391/malpractice-litigation-following-spine-surgery
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Alan H Daniels, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Bielinsky A Brea, Mark A Palumbo
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to spine surgery sometimes lead to litigation. Few studies have evaluated the association between spine surgical complications and medical malpractice proceedings, outcomes, and awards. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequent causes of alleged malpractice in spine surgery and to gain insight into patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medical negligence litigation. METHODS A search for "spine surgery" spanning February 1988 to May 2015 was conducted utilizing the medicolegal research service VerdictSearch (ALM Media Properties, LLC)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728206/-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries-treatment-recommendations-of-the-german-orthopedic-and-trauma-society
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Philipp Schleicher, Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Andreas Badke, Florian Hans Brakopp, Helmut Klaus Friedrich Ekkerlein, Erol Gercek, Rene Hartensuer, Philipp Hartung, Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers, Philipp Kobbe, Stefan Matschke, Robert Morrison, Christian W Müller, Miguel Pishnamaz, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Gregor Schmeiser, Gregor Stein, Bernhard Ullrich, Thomas Weiß, Volker Zimmermann
In a consensus process during four sessions in 2016, the working group "lower cervical spine" of the German Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), formulated "Therapeutic Recommendations for the Lower Cervical Spine", taking into consideration the current literature. Therapeutic goals are a permanently stable, painless cervical spine and the protection against secondary neurologic damage while retaining the greatest possible amount of motion and spinal profile. Due to its ease of use and its proven good reliability, the AOSpine classification for subaxial cervical injuries should be used...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725589/multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-management-decision-tool
#16
REVIEW
David C Johnson, Robert E Reiter
The ability to image the prostate accurately and better characterize cancerous lesions makes multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) an invaluable tool to improve management of localized prostate cancer (PCa). Improved risk stratification is warranted given the evidence of significant overtreatment of indolent PCa. mpMRI can more accurately rule out clinically significant PCa in men deciding between surveillance and definitive treatment to reduce overtreatment. mpMRI improves detection of clinically significant PCa, which helps minimize sampling error, a major limitation of the traditional diagnostic paradigm...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722083/-a-perception-of-the-development-trend-of-radiological-t-staging-in-gastric-cancer-through-uicc-ajcc-8-th-edition
#17
Lei Tang
More and more emphases were put on pre-therapy staging following the promotion of multidisciplinary team(MDT) collaboration and individualized medicine in gastric cancer. However, the accuracy of traditional radiology staging system which applies mechanically pathological staging is not satisfactory during clinical practice, therefore, the objectivity of treatment decisions is affected. Under such conditions, the newly introduced staging system from Union for International Cancer Control/American Joint Committee on Cancer(UICC/AJCC)(8(th) edition) divided out an independent cTNM system for the first time, and summarized the application range, operation specification and staging criteria...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715289/survey-of-methods-used-to-determine-if-a-patient-has-a-deep-vein-thrombosis-an-exploratory-research-report
#18
John D Heick, James W Farris
BACKGROUND: The use of evidence-based practice (EBP) is encouraged in the physical therapy profession, but integrating evidence into practice can be difficult for clinicians because of lack of time and other constraints. OBJECTIVE: To survey physical therapy clinical instructors and determine the methods they use for screening for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a type of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the lower extremities. DESIGN: Exploratory survey...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711299/fracture-risk-assessment-in-clinical-practice-why-do-it-what-to-do-it-with
#19
Manju Chandran
Fracture is the outcome of concern in osteoporosis, and fracture reduction is the primary goal of osteoporosis treatment. Fracture risk assessment is a critical component in osteoporosis management. The earlier approach of deciding on whether to treat solely based on bone mineral density (BMD) T-scores has been supplanted by employing the concept of absolute risk over medium time periods and more encompassing integration of clinical risk factors with or without BMD into robust fracture risk assessment tools...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705240/a-rule-based-electronic-phenotyping-algorithm-for-detecting-clinically-relevant-cardiovascular-disease-cases
#20
Santiago Esteban, Manuel Rodríguez Tablado, Ricardo Ignacio Ricci, Sergio Terrasa, Karin Kopitowski
BACKGROUND: The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is becoming increasingly common. Error and data loss reduction, patient-care efficiency increase, decision-making assistance and facilitation of event surveillance, are some of the many processes that EMRs help improve. In addition, they show a lot of promise in terms of data collection to facilitate observational epidemiological studies and their use for this purpose has increased significantly over the recent years...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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