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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637222/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-delayed-tsh-elevation-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nicu-newborns
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Amnon Zung, Rachel Bier Palmon, Agneta Golan, Mara Troitzky, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, Ronella Marom, Rimona Keidar, Neri Kats, Shlomo Almashanu, Orna Flidel-Rimon
Context: Delayed TSH elevation (dTSH) is defined as elevated TSH in the second neonatal screen (following normal TSH in the initial screen) in premature, low-birth-weight and sick newborns, mostly in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) setting. The pathogenesis of dTSH is elusive. Objective: To identify risk factors for dTSH development among newborns in the NICU. Design: setting and patients: A retrospective chart review of neonates with dTSH was conducted in eight university-affiliated NICUs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637179/is-delayed-surgical-revascularization-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-useful-or-dangerous-new-insights-into-an-old-problem
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Philippe Grieshaber, Peter Roth, Lukas Oster, Tobias M Schneider, Gerold Görlach, Bernd Nieman, Andreas Böning
OBJECTIVES: Haemodynamically stable patients admitted for coronary artery bypass grafting in acute myocardial infarction often undergo delayed surgery in order to avoid the risks of emergency surgery. However, initially stable patients undergoing delayed surgery may develop low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) during the waiting period, which might be a major drawback of this strategy. We aim to define risk factors and clinical consequences of LCOS during the waiting period. METHODS: A total of 530 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction (33% non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and 67% ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction) underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting between 2008 and 2013...
June 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637116/neurosurgeon-or-spinal-surgeon-who-should-treat-cauda-equina-syndrome
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Christopher James Andrew Cowie, Jonathan Richard Ellenbogen
Suspected cauda equina syndrome (CES) requires urgent evaluation, investigation and treatment. Timing of cauda equina decompression is crucial, and delays in its management, leading to significant irreversible disability can be devastating for patient and surgeon alike. The standard of care in CES therefore needs to be clear and unambiguous. Todd and Dickson have written an excellent paper summarising the condition, and have outlined what they feel is the standard of care. We would ask the authors to clarify an important point...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635305/factors-modifying-performance-of-a-novel-citizen-text-message-alert-system-in-improving-survival-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Ruud Wm Pijls, Patty J Nelemans, Braim M Rahel, Anton Pm Gorgels
AIMS: Recently we found that the text message alert system increases survival of sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The aim of the present study is to explore the contribution of the system to survival specifically in resuscitation settings with prolonged delay of start of resuscitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were used from consecutive patients resuscitated for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during a two-year period in the Dutch province Limburg. Survival of 291 cases with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest where one or more volunteers attended (Scenario 2) was compared with survival of 131 cases with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest where no volunteers attended and only standard care was given (Scenario 1)...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634629/medical-malpractice-claims-in-laparoscopic-gynecologic-surgery-a-dutch-overview-of-20-years
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Evelien M Sandberg, Esmée M Bordewijk, Désirée Klemann, Sara R C Driessen, Andries R H Twijnstra, Frank Willem Jansen
BACKGROUND: The success of newly introduced surgical techniques is generally primarily assessed by surgical outcome measures. However, data on medical liability should concomitantly be used to evaluate provided care as they give a unique insight into substandard care from patient's point of view. The aim of this study was to analyze the number and type of medical claims after laparoscopic gynecologic procedures since the introduction of advanced laparoscopy two decades ago. Secondly, our objective was to identify trends and/or risk factors associated with these claims...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634534/etiological-factors-of-short-stature-in-children-and-adolescents-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-egypt
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Almontaser Hussein, Hekma Farghaly, Eman Askar, Kotb Metwalley, Khaled Saad, Asmaa Zahran, Hisham A Othman
BACKGROUND: Accurate anthropometric measurements and critical analysis of growth data allow the clinician to promptly recognize children with short stature. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of etiological factors causing short stature among children referred to the pediatric endocrinology clinic of Assiut University Children's Hospital, the main tertiary care center in Upper Egypt. METHODS: We conducted this descriptive observational study from May 2012 to December 2015, to analyze 637 children (boys 354, girls 283) with short stature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634501/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-long-term-stroke-risk-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Nicholas A Morris, Joséphine Cool, Alexander E Merkler, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a risk factor for subsequent ischemic stroke, even years after the initial insult. The mechanisms of the association remain unclear. The presence of traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (tSAH) may mediate the effect of TBI on long-term stroke risk, as it has previously been linked to short-term vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia. METHODS: Using administrative claims data, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of acute care hospitalizations...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632559/counting-the-cost-of-failed-spinal-fusion-for-relief-of-low-back-pain-does-primary-fusion-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-make-economic-sense-from-a-primary-payer-perspective
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Adam P Lloyd
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the unknown direct costs of failed instrumented lumbar fusion using iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) and subsequent reoperation utilizing recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) from a primary payer perspective. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent evidence has demonstrated increased rates of instrumented lumbar fusion and utilization of rhBMP-2 to treat a range of conditions causing lower back pain...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632327/photosensitivity-is-an-early-marker-of-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-type-2-disease
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Nicola Specchio, Marcello Bellusci, Nicola Pietrafusa, Marina Trivisano, Luca de Palma, Federico Vigevano
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify early clinical, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and electroencephalographic (EEG) characteristics of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease to enable early diagnosis, thus providing the key to early treatment, and optimized care and outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective clinical chart review of a series of patients diagnosed with CLN2 disease from 2005 to 2015 at a single center in Italy. Clinical, MRI, and EEG findings were reviewed...
June 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631129/optimizing-the-deep-brain-stimulation-care-pathway-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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N J Thomas, P Mertens, T Danaila, G Polo, H Klinger, E Broussolle, S Thobois
Management of Parkinson's disease (PD) using deep brain stimulation (DBS) requires complex care in specialized, multidisciplinary centers. A well-organized, efficient patient flow is crucial to ensure that eligible patients can quickly access DBS. Delays or inefficiencies in patient care may impact a center's ability to meet demand, creating a capacity bottleneck. Analysis of the current practices within a center may help identify areas for improvement. After external audit of the DBS workflow of the Lyon Neurological Hospital and comparison with other European centers, manageable steps were suggested to restructure the care pathway...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631068/autoinflammatory-diseases-with-periodic-fevers
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REVIEW
Erdal Sag, Yelda Bilginer, Seza Ozen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: One purpose of this review was to raise awareness for the new autoinflammatory syndromes. These diseases are increasingly recognized and are in the differential diagnosis of many disease states. We also aimed to review the latest recommendations for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS), and hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome/mevalonate kinase deficiency (HIDS/MVKD) are the more common autoinflammatory diseases that are characterized by periodic fevers and attacks of inflammation...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630973/consort-statement-for-randomized-trials-of-nonpharmacologic-treatments-a-2017-update-and-a-consort-extension-for-nonpharmacologic-trial-abstracts
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Isabelle Boutron, Douglas G Altman, David Moher, Kenneth F Schulz, Philippe Ravaud
Incomplete and inadequate reporting is an avoidable waste that reduces the usefulness of research. The CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement is an evidence-based reporting guideline that aims to improve research transparency and reduce waste. In 2008, the CONSORT Group developed an extension to the original statement that addressed methodological issues specific to trials of nonpharmacologic treatments (NPTs), such as surgery, rehabilitation, or psychotherapy. This article describes an update of that extension and presents an extension for reporting abstracts of NPT trials...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630943/parasites-lacking-the-micronemal-protein-mic2-are-deficient-in-surface-attachment-and-host-cell-egress-but-remain-virulent-in-vivo
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Simon Gras, Allison Jackson, Stuart Woods, Gurman Pall, Jamie Whitelaw, Jacqueline M Leung, Gary E Ward, Craig W Roberts, Markus Meissner
Background: Micronemal proteins of the thrombospondin-related anonymous protein (TRAP) family are believed to play essential roles during gliding motility and host cell invasion by apicomplexan parasites, and currently represent major vaccine candidates against Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria. However, recent evidence suggests that they play multiple and different roles than previously assumed. Here, we analyse a null mutant for MIC2, the TRAP homolog in Toxoplasma gondii. Methods: We performed a careful analysis of parasite motility in a 3D-environment, attachment under shear stress conditions, host cell invasion and in vivo virulence...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630058/psychological-morbidity-and-return-to-work-after-injury-multicentre-cohort-study
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Denise Kendrick, Paula Dhiman, Blerina Kellezi, Carol Coupland, Jessica Whitehead, Kate Beckett, Nicola Christie, Judith Sleney, Jo Barnes, Stephen Joseph, Richard Morriss
BACKGROUND: The benefits of work for physical, psychological, and financial wellbeing are well documented. Return to work (RTW) after unintentional injury is often delayed, and psychological morbidity may contribute to this delay. The impact of psychological morbidity on RTW after a wide range of unintentional injuries in the UK has not been adequately quantified. AIM: To quantify the role of psychological factors, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic distress, on RTW following unintentional injuries...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629468/improving-detection-and-initial-management-of-gestational-diabetes-through-the-primary-level-of-care-in-morocco-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bettina Utz, Bouchra Assarag, Amina Essolbi, Amina Barkat, Nawal El Ansari, Bouchra Fakhir, Alexandre Delamou, Vincent De Brouwere
BACKGROUND: Morocco is facing a growing prevalence of diabetes and according to latest figures of the World Health Organization, already 12.4% of the population are affected. A similar prevalence has been reported for gestational diabetes (GDM) and although it is not yet high on the national agenda, immediate and long-term complications threaten the health of mothers and future generations. A situational analysis on GDM conducted in 2015 revealed difficulties in access to screening and delays in receiving appropriate care...
June 19, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629462/treatment-decisions-for-older-adults-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Steven J Rosansky, Jane Schell, Joseph Shega, Jennifer Scherer, Laurie Jacobs, Cecile Couchoud, Deidra Crews, Matthew McNabney
Dialysis initiation rates among older adults, aged 75 years or greater, are increasing at a faster rate than for younger age groups. Older adults with advanced CKD (eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) typically lose renal function slowly, often suffer from significant comorbidity and thus may die from associated comorbidities before they require dialysis.A patient's pattern of renal function loss over time in relation to their underlying comorbidities can serve as a guide to the probability of a future dialysis requirement...
June 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628548/clinical-outcome-measures-for-lateropulsion-poststroke-an-updated-systematic-review
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Ryan Koter, Sara Regan, Caitlin Clark, Vicki Huang, Melissa Mosley, Erin Wyant, Chad Cook, Jeffrey Hoder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Contraversive Lateropulsion, also referred to as contraversive pushing, pusher behavior, and pusher syndrome, can be associated with increased hospital length of stay, increased health care costs, and delayed outcomes in persons with stroke. The purpose of this updated systematic review was to identify scales used to classify contraversive lateropulsion, investigate literature that addresses their clinimetric properties, and create a resource for clinicians recommending use in clinical practice...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628533/the-association-between-activity-limitation-stages-and-admission-to-facilities-providing-long-term-care-among-older-medicare-beneficiaries
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Jibby E Kurichi, Joel E Streim, Dawei Xie, Sean Hennessy, Ling Na, Debra Saliba, Qiang Pan, Pui L Kwong, Hillary R Bogner
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine whether activity limitation stages are associated with admission to facilities providing long-term care (LTC). DESIGN: Cohort study using Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data from the 2005-2009 entry panels. A total of 14,580 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older were included. Proportional subhazard models examined associations between activity limitation stages and time to first LTC admission, adjusting for baseline sociodemographics and health conditions...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628498/earlier-physical-therapy-input-is-associated-with-a-reduced-length-of-hospital-stay-and-reduced-care-needs-on-discharge-in-frail-older-inpatients-an-observational-study
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Peter J Hartley, Victoria L Keevil, Ledia Alushi, Rebecca L Charles, Eimear B Conroy, Patricia M Costello, Becki Dixon, Aida M Dolinska-Grzybek, Diana Vajda, Roman Romero-Ortuno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pressures on hospital bed occupancy in the English National Health Service have focused attention on enhanced service delivery models and methods by which physical therapists might contribute to effective cost savings, while retaining a patient-centered approach. Earlier access to physical therapy may lead to better outcomes in frail older inpatients, but this has not been well studied in acute National Health Service hospitals. Our aim was to retrospectively study the associations between early physical therapy input and length of hospital stay (LOS), functional outcomes, and care needs on discharge...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627802/the-length-of-patient-and-primary-care-time-interval-in-the-pathways-to-treatment-in-symptomatic-oral-cancer-a-quantitative-systematic-review
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P Varela-Centelles, J Seoane, J L Lopez-Cedrun, J Fernandez-Sanroman, J M García-Martin, B Takkouche, P Alvarez-Novoa, J M Seoane-Romero
BACKGROUND: Only a 5% improvement in overall survival to oral cancer has been achieved in the last 20 years. Almost half of all oral carcinomas are diagnosed at advanced stages essentially due to delay in the diagnosis. Objective of the review: to examine the relative length of the patient and primary care intervals in symptomatic oral cancer. TYPE OF REVIEW: Quantitative systematic review. SEARCH STRATEGY: ((oral cancer OR oral squamous cell carcinoma OR oropharyngeal cancer) AND (time interval OR diagnostic delay))...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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