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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166317/electroconvulsive-therapy-in-the-czech-republic
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Lucie Kalisova, Katerina Madlova, Jakub Albrecht, Jiri Michalec, Marketa Kubinova, Jiri Raboch
OBJECTIVES: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective in the treatment of severe psychiatric disorders. Electroconvulsive therapy is applied to almost 1 million patients every year around the world. The aim of this study was to monitor the use of ECT in psychiatric facilities for adults in the Czech Republic (CR) in 2014 and to describe the national practice. METHODS: A 14-item questionnaire was sent to all Czech inpatient psychiatric facilities that provide ECT, with the aim of getting a detailed picture of the use of ECT in the CR...
November 21, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164957/expectations-concerns-and-needs-of-patients-who-start-drugs-for-chronic-conditions-a-prospective-observational-study-among-community-pharmacies-in-serbia
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Katarina M Vučićević, Branislava R Miljković, Bojana C Golubović, Marija N Jovanović, Sandra D Vezmar Kovačević, Milica D Ćulafić, Milena M Kovačević, Johan J de Gier
BACKGROUND: During the initiation of treatment of a chronic disease, patients may have varying interests, expectations, concerns, and reasons to stop treatment, influencing compliance with prescribed treatment. Thus, healthcare professionals are expected to integrate these needs into medicines management. OBJECTIVES: To determine what information is important to patients; assess predictors of patients' interests, expectations, concerns, reasons to stop therapy; evaluate drug-related problems following initiation of therapy and summarize how pharmacists resolve them during patient-pharmacist counselling...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162419/leveraging-twitter-to-maximize-the-radiology-meeting-experience
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Vivek Kalia, Daniel A Ortiz, Amy K Patel, Andrew K Moriarity, Cheri L Canon, Richard Duszak
Over recent years, social media engagement has proliferated among physicians, health care systems, scientific journals, professional societies, and patients. In radiology, Twitter (Twitter Inc, San Francisco, California) has rapidly become the preferred social media engagement tool and is now an essential activity at many large radiology society meetings. Twitter offers a versatile, albeit simple, platform for anyone interested in engaging with others, regardless of title, stature, or geography. In radiology and other medical specialties, year-after-year increases in Twitter engagement before, during, and after professional society meetings continue with widespread positive feedback...
November 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160101/postoperative-analgesia-using-peripheral-anesthetic-block-of-the-foot-and-ankle
#4
Kelly Cristina Stéfani, Gabriel Ferraz Ferreira, Miguel Viana Pereira Filho
BACKGROUND: Anesthetic block of the peripheral nerves in the foot and ankle is generally used as anesthesia. The increased use of anesthetic blocks has made this technique an increasingly safe method, and its use has been expanded to postoperative analgesia in foot and ankle surgeries. The objective of this study was to evaluate the analgesia time and pain intensity, using objective scores, after peripheral nerve block in foot and ankle surgeries. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgery by the foot and ankle group of our institution from March 2016 to January 2017 were invited to participate in this prospective, randomized, and blinded study after signing an informed consent form...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159787/how-can-an-education-workshop-serve-as-an-intervention-for-american-indian-screening-participation
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Linda Burhansstipanov, Lisa Harjo, Judith Salmon Kaur
American Indians (AIs) continue to have elevated cancer incidence and mortality, and most have issues accessing cancer screening services. During 2013-2014, Mayo and its partners created Native Cancer 101 Module 10 "Prevention and Early Cancer Detection" education workshop. A community-based AI organization implemented nine of these workshops during 2014-2015 via diverse venues. Nearly all participants eligible for at least one type of cancer screening participated in a workshop and consented to follow-up within 3 to 6 months to determine if screenings had been completed or scheduled...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157513/antipsychotic-augmentation-for-major-depressive-disorder-a-review-of-clinical-practice-guidelines
#6
REVIEW
Peter Simons, Lisa Cosgrove, Allen F Shaughnessy, Harold Bursztajn
Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are seen as the gold standard of evidence-based care. Because of their influence, these guidelines can have profound legal and economic effects. Despite their proliferation and influence, the trustworthiness and quality of guidelines have been seriously questioned and they have been implicated as drivers of overtreatment. In the U.S, augmentation with second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) is becoming an increasingly common strategy for treating major depressive disorder (MDD) when initial antidepressant treatment does not result in remission of symptoms...
November 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153532/the-blind-pushing-technique-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-placement-through-brachial-vein-puncture
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Jae Myeong Lee, Young Kwon Cho, Han Myun Kim, Myung Gyu Song, Soon-Young Song, Jae Woo Yeon, Dae Young Yoon, Sam Yeol Lee
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to conduct a prospective clinical trial evaluating the technical feasibility and short-term clinical outcome of the blind pushing technique for placement of pretrimmed peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) through brachial vein access. METHODS: Patients requiring PICC placement at any of the three participating institutions were prospectively enrolled between January and December 2016. The review boards of all participating institutions approved this study, and informed consent was obtained from all patients...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152518/follow-up-in-patients-with-a-burn-related-emergency-department-visit-a-feasibility-study
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H Goei, B F M Wijnen, S Mans, M A C de Jongh, C H van der Vlies, S Polinder, N E E van Loey, M E van Baar
Background: Data on epidemiology, costs, and outcomes of burn-related injuries presenting at emergency departments (EDs) are scarce. To obtain such information, a questionnaire study with an adequate response rate is imperative. There is evidence that optimized strategies can increase patient participation. However, it is unclear whether this applies to burn patients in an ED setting. The objective of this feasibility study was to optimize and evaluate patient recruitment strategy and follow-up methods in patients with burn injuries presenting at EDs...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151051/subclinical-propionibacterium-acnes-infection-estimation-in-the-intervertebral-disc-spine-id-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort
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Nelson Astur, Delio E Martins, Marcelo Wajchenberg, Mario Ferretti, Fernando G Menezes, Andre M Doi, Laercio A Rosemberg, Durval C B Santos, Alexandre S Iutaka, Luciano M R Rodrigues, Marines D V Martino, Jorge R Pagura, Eduardo N Kihara Filho, Mario Lenza
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain and vertebral endplate abnormalities are common conditions within the population. Subclinical infection caused by indolent pathogens can potentially lead to these findings, with differentiation between them notably challenging from a clinical perspective. Progressive infection of the intervertebral disc has been extensively associated with increasing low back pain, with Propionibacterium acnes specifically implicated with in relation to sciatica. The main purpose of this study is to identify if the presence of an infective pathogen within the intervertebral disc is primary or is a result of intraoperative contamination, and whether this correlates to low back pain...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149849/biobanking-in-israel-2016-17-expressed-perceptions-versus-real-life-enrollment
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Gideon Koren, Daniella Beller, Daphna Laifenfeld, Iris Grossman, Varda Shalev
BACKGROUND: As part of the preparations to establish a population-based biobank in a large Israeli health organization, we aimed to investigate through focus groups the knowledge, perceptions and attitudes of insured Israelis, toward biobanking, and then, after input from focus groups' participants, to empirically assess the impact of a revised recruitment process on recruitment rates. METHODS: 1) Six Focus group discussions were conducted (n = 10 per group) with individuals who had routine blood laboratory tests taken in the last 2 years...
November 17, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148954/our-life-depends-on-this-drug-competence-inequity-and-voluntary-consent-in-clinical-trials-on-supervised-injectable-opioid-assisted-treatment
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Daniel Steel, Kirsten Marchand, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
Supervised injectable opioid assisted treament (siOAT) prescribes injectable opioids to individuals for whom other forms of addiction treatment have been ineffective. In this article, we examine arguments that opioid-dependent people should be assumed incompetent to voluntarily consent to clinical research on siOAT unless proven otherwise. We agree that concerns about competence and voluntary consent deserve careful attention in this context. But we oppose framing the issue solely as a matter of the competence of opioid-dependent people and emphasize that it should be considered in the context of inequities in access to siOAT as a medical treatment...
December 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148949/does-consent-form-follow-function
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Cory E Goldstein, Jamie Brehaut, Charles Weijer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145822/ultrasonographic-parameters-of-the-liver-spleen-and-kidneys-among-a-cohort-of-school-children-in-sri-lanka
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Dianne Tania Dayanthi Warnakulasuriya, Pattiya Pathirennahalage Uddika Chamila Peries, Yaddehi Arachchillage Chaminda Rathnasekara, KaluArachchige Thushari Madurika Jayawardena, Angappulige Upasena, Anada Rajitha Wickremasinghe
BACKGROUND: Liver, spleen and kidney dimensions on ultrasonography vary with the age, weight and ethnicity. Reference standards of these parameters for normal Sri Lankan children are not available. Our aim was to establish normative data for longitudinal length of liver, spleen and kidneys in healthy children. METHOD: Three hundred fifty-seven children, 5-13 years of age were selected from two randomly selected schools in the Gampaha district in the western province of Sri Lanka...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142543/career-choices-of-medical-doctors-at-graduate-level-a-multicenter-study
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Sadaf Zia, Maisam Abbas, Mehreen Sulaiman, Salman Matiullah Sheikh
Objective: To find out the specialty choices being taken by Final year Medical students and graduate Doctors. Method: This is a cross sectional survey study which was conducted over two months from 1(st) November to 31(st) December 2016. Final year students and house job doctors were asked for the filling of Performa, after filling the consent form. A self-developed, anonymous questionnaire was used to conduct the study using close ended type of questions. This was a multi-center study conducted at Dow International Medical College and Jinnah Medical and Dental College...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133026/levels-of-adhesion-molecules-in-peripheral-blood-correlat-with-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy-and-may-serve-as-bio-markers-for-microvascular-complications
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Arnon Blum, Nina Pastukh, Dorina Socea, Hanin Jabaly
BACKGROUND: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy is a devastating complication of diabetes mellitus, developing within 15 years in 50% of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) and in 10% of patients with type 2 DM. The correlation between levels of inflammatory markers in the peripheral blood and retinopathy staging has not been studied yet, and the purpose of this prospective study was to find a possible association between inflammation and staging of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: A prospective (pilot) study that measured level of adhesion molecules in the peripheral blood of 10 healthy subjects and 30 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131714/understanding-variations-in-secondary-findings-reporting-practices-across-u-s-genome-sequencing-laboratories
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Sara Ackerman, Barbara Koenig
BACKGROUND: Increasingly used for clinical purposes, genome and exome sequencing can generate clinically relevant information that is not directly related to the reason for testing (incidental or secondary findings). Debates about the ethical implications of secondary findings were sparked by the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)'s 2013 policy statement, which recommended that laboratories report pathogenic alterations in 56 genes. Although wide variation in laboratories' secondary findings policies has been reported, little is known about its causes...
November 13, 2017: AJOB Empirical Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127227/protocol-for-hospital-based-surveillance-of-cerebral-palsy-cp-in-hanoi-using-the-paediatric-active-enhanced-disease-surveillance-mechanism-paeds-vietnam-a-study-towards-developing-hospital-based-disease-surveillance-in-vietnam
#17
Gulam Khandaker, Nguyen Van Bang, Trịnh Quang Dũng, Nguyen Thi Huong Giang, Cao Minh Chau, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Nguyen Van Thuong, Nadia Badawi, Elizabeth J Elliott
INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology, pathogenesis, management and outcomes of cerebral palsy (CP) in low-income and middle-income countries including Vietnam are unknown because of the lack of mechanisms for standardised collection of data. In this paper, we outline the protocol for developing a hospital-based surveillance system modelled on the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) system in Australia. Using PAEDS-Vietnam we will define the aetiology, motor function and its severity, associated impairments, and nutritional and rehabilitation status of children with CP in Hanoi, Vietnam...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124112/concise-informed-consent-to-increase-data-and-biospecimen-access-may-accelerate-innovative-alzheimer-s-disease-treatments
#18
REVIEW
Ann M Hake, Penny A Dacks, Stephen P Arnerić
Introduction: Informed consent forms that restrict the distribution of data and samples have been an impediment to advancing Alzheimer's disease (AD) understandings and treatments. The Coalition Against Major Disease public-private partnership developed concise addenda to responsibly broaden data access of informed consent forms. Methods: Coalition Against Major Disease members identified key elements for ensuring data and biospecimen access, and patient privacy protection according to applicable US law...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123429/assessment-of-prescribed-medications-and-pattern-of-distribution-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-attending-the-nephrology-clinic-of-lagos-university-teaching-hospital-in-sub-saharan-west-africa
#19
Olumuyiwa John Fasipe, Peter Ehizokhale Akhideno, Obiyo Nwaiwu, Alex Adedotun Adelosoye
Introduction: Life expectancy has increased significantly among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients due to the extensive use of polypharmacy practice for medication prescriptions. This predisposes them to potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs), which can lead to an increase in morbidity, mortality, length of hospital stay, and health care cost. Methods: This was a 30-month retrospective study that reviewed the medical case records of consenting adult CKD patients from January 2014 to June 2016...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119632/the-effect-of-education-of-nurses-on-preventing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-who-undergo-hip-fracture-surgery
#20
Ezgi Seyhan Ak, Ayfer Özbaş
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of educating nurses on preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in patients who undergo hip fracture surgery. BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections after hip fracture surgery are observed at a rate of 12% to 61%, and the most important risk factor associated with urinary tract infection is considered to be the presence of urinary catheters. Nurse education about the use and management of urinary catheters is important to decrease the risk of urinary tract infections...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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