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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529196/the-usage-of-mock-oral-examinations-for-program-improvement
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Shari L Meyerson, Stuart Lipnick, Edward Hollinger
OBJECTIVE: Mock oral examinations are often used to prepare residents for the American Board of Surgery certifying examination. Another potential use of these examinations is to identify programmatic weaknesses. Results from a multi-institutional mock oral examination were evaluated to determine if specific areas of weakness within each of the participating programs could be identified to facilitate program development. DESIGN: A mock oral examination was administered annually consisting of 3 examination rooms per resident with 3 cases in each room...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501522/long-term-effects-of-flosequinan-on-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-patients-with-severe-chronic-heart-failure-primary-results-of-the-profile-trial-after-24-years
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Milton Packer, Bertram Pitt, Jean-Lucien Rouleau, Karl Swedberg, David L DeMets, Lloyd Fisher
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this clinical trial was to evaluate the long-term effects of flosequinan on the morbidity and mortality of patients with severe chronic heart failure. BACKGROUND: Flosequinan was the first oral vasodilator to be used in the clinic to augment the effects of digitalis, diuretics, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure. However, the drug activated neurohormonal systems and exerted both positive inotropic and chronotropic effects, raising concerns about its safety during long-term use...
May 2, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485529/exosomes-mediate-interepithelial-transfer-of-functional-p-glycoprotein-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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Angela L Nocera, Marcel M Miyake, Philip Seifert, Xue Han, Benjamin S Bleier
OBJECTIVE: P-glycoprotein (P-gp) drives type-2 helper T-cell inflammation in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) through unknown posttranslational mechanisms of overexpression. A recent randomized clinical trial demonstrated that inhibition of P-gp was as effective as oral steroids and biologics in treating CRSwNP. Exosomes are 30- to 150-nm vesicles capable of intercellular membrane protein transfer. The aims of this study were 1) to determine whether CRSwNP mucus exosomes are enriched with P-gp, and 2) whether exosomal P-gp can be functionally transferred to autologous epithelial cells as a putative mechanism for the proinflammatory overexpression of P-gp in CRSwNP...
May 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478715/safety-outcomes-of-apixaban-compared-with-warfarin-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
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Stefanie C Sarratt, Ross Nesbit, Robert Moye
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines make no specific recommendations on the selection of direct oral anticoagulants for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis. Based on these guidelines, warfarin remains the anticoagulant of choice in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare bleeding rates in patients receiving apixaban or warfarin with ESRD undergoing chronic hemodialysis. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, institutional review board-approved cohort analysis...
June 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471205/-everolimus-in-daily-clinical-practice-focusing-to-oral-mucosa-damage-issues-single-oncology-centre-experience-within-the-course-of-the-year-2016
#5
S Vokurka, M Votavová, V Arnetová, H Korunková, T Svoboda, J Kulhánková, K Kališová, V M Matějka, O Fiala, J Fínek
BACKGROUND: Oral mucositis, mTOR associated stomatitis, is a major complication in everolimus (EVE) treatment with an incidence of 44-64%. The management of it in the daily practice has not been described enough, so far. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients treated with EVE in 2016 at our center, n = 42 patients (69% female), median age 66 (37-81) years, breast cancer in 20 (48%) and renal cell carcinoma in 22 (52%), starting EVE dose of 10mg/day in 34 (81%) and 5mg/day in 8 (19%) patients...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461064/evaluation-of-transabdominal-ultrasound-with-oral-cellulose-based-contrast-agent-in-the-detection-and-surveillance-of-gastric-ulcer
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Zhijun Liu, Jintao Guo, Shupeng Wang, Ying Zhao, Zhining Liu, Jing Li, Weidong Ren, Shaoshan Tang, Limei Xie, Ying Huang, Siyu Sun, Liping Huang
The aim of this study was to assess the role of transabdominal ultrasound with cellulose-based oral contrast agent (TUS-OCCA) in the detection and surveillance of gastric ulcer. The study was approved by the institutional review board at Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University. A total of 124 consecutive patients with benign gastric ulcer diagnosed by gastroscopy and biopsy were enrolled. Serial TUS-OCCA (approximately 1 exam every 2 wk) was performed to monitor the effects of treatment, and additional interventions were planned according to the results...
April 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459603/closed-loop-control-of-postprandial-glycemia-using-an-insulin-on-board-limitation-through-continuous-action-on-glucose-target
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Paolo Rossetti, Carmen Quirós, Vanessa Moscardó, Anna Comas, Marga Giménez, F Javier Ampudia-Blasco, Fabián León, Eslam Montaser, Ignacio Conget, Jorge Bondia, Josep Vehí
BACKGROUND: Postprandial (PP) control remains a challenge for closed-loop (CL) systems. Few studies with inconsistent results have systematically investigated the PP period. OBJECTIVE: To compare a new CL algorithm with current pump therapy (open loop [OL]) in the PP glucose control in type 1 diabetes (T1D) subjects. METHODS: A crossover randomized study was performed in two centers. Twenty T1D subjects (F/M 13/7, age 40.7 ± 10.4 years, disease duration 22...
May 1, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458714/antiaging-and-anxiolytic-effects-of-combinatory-formulas-based-on-four-medicinal-herbs
#8
Rui Li, Wingman Chan, Waikin Mat, Yiucheong Ho, Rigil K Yeung, Shuiying Tsang, Hong Xue
The objective of the present study was to search for medicinal-herb combinations based on Radix Bupleurum chinense DC ("B"), Rhizoma Corydalis yanhusuo WT Wang ("Y"), Caulis Polygonum multiflorum Thunb ("P"), and Flos Albizia julibrissin Durazz ("A") for antiaging, anxiolytic, and sedative effects. Application of the D-galactose induced accelerated-aging model employing male ICR mice showed that oral administration of some combinations of B, Y, P, and A significantly improved spatial memory in Y-maze test and reduced brain levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-6 based on immunoassays and oxidative stress marker malondialdehyde, based on the thiobarbituric acid test, and the loss of whiskers, indicating antiaging and antineurodegeneration effects...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454604/collaboration-guidelines-between-sleep-physicians-and-dentists-in-the-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-an-american-academy-of-dental-sleep-medicine-and-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-joint-position-statement
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Kannan Ramar, James A Rowley, Stuart F Quan, Kathleen M Bennett, Alan Blanton, Kelly A Carden, Ronald D Chervin, Leslie Dort, Douglas B Kirsch, David A Kristo, Mitchell Levine, Raman K Malhotra, Jennifer L Martin, Eric J Olson, Kevin Postol, Ilene M Rosen, Thomas Schell, David Schwartz, Rose Sheats, Harold Smith, Nathaniel F Watson, Terri E Weaver
The boards of directors of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) approved this position statement to provide more detailed clarification regarding the appropriate role of dentists and physicians, respectively, in the treatment and ongoing management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using oral appliance therapy (OAT). In order to promote high quality, patient-centered care for patients who have chosen OAT, and to effectively and collaboratively manage these patients, dentists and sleep physicians should follow the recommendations in the updated clinical practice guideline for the treatment of OSA and snoring with OAT, which was published jointly by the AADSM and AASM in 2015...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449292/oral-health-beliefs-knowledge-and-behaviors-in-northern-california-american-indian-and-alaska-native-mothers-regarding-early-childhood-caries
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Brenda Heaton, Andrew Crawford, Raul I Garcia, Michelle Henshaw, Christine A Riedy, Judith C Barker, Maureen A Wimsatt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the oral health beliefs, knowledge, and behaviors related to early childhood caries (ECC) risk in a convenience sample of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) mothers residing in rural Northern California communities. METHODS: Fifty-three mothers of young children were recruited from three tribal communities in Northern California with the assistance of the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. and its California Tribal Epidemiology Center and Dental Support Center...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448398/intrathecal-morphine-versus-extended-release-epidural-morphine-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Mindy Cohen, Jeannie Zuk, Nancy McKay, Mark Erickson, Zhaoxing Pan, Jeffrey Galinkin
BACKGROUND: Posterior spinal fusion for scoliosis is one of the most painful elective pediatric surgeries. Good postoperative pain control allows early ambulation and return of ability to tolerate oral intake. Options for analgesia in this patient population are suboptimal. We hypothesized that extended-release epidural morphine (EREM) would provide better pain control and less adverse effects compared to intrathecal (IT) morphine. METHODS: The primary outcome was total IV morphine consumption during 0-48 hours postoperatively...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435509/usmle-scores-predict-success-in-abem-initial-certification-a-multicenter-study
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Elie Harmouche, Nikhil Goyal, Ashley Pinawin, Jumana Nagarwala, Rahul Bhat
INTRODUCTION: There are no existing data on whether performance on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) predicts success in American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) certification. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of any association between USMLE scores and first-time success on the ABEM qualifying and oral certification examinations. METHODS: We retrospectively collected USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores and pass/fail results from the first attempt at ABEM qualifying and oral examinations from residents graduating between 2009 and 2011 from nine EM programs...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
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Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421865/it-s-not-all-about-moral-reasoning-understanding-the-content-of-moral-case-deliberation
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Mia Svantesson, Marit Silén, Inger James
BACKGROUND: Moral Case Deliberation is one form of clinical ethics support described as a facilitator-led collective moral reasoning by healthcare professionals on a concrete moral question connected to their practice. Evaluation research is needed, but, as human interaction is difficult to standardise, there is a need to capture the content beyond moral reasoning. This allows for a better understanding of Moral Case Deliberation, which may contribute to further development of valid outcome criteria and stimulate the normative discussion of what Moral Case Deliberation should contain...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419343/utilizing-a-modified-care-coordination-measurement-tool-to-capture-value-for-a-pediatric-outpatient-parenteral-and-prolonged-oral-antibiotic-therapy-program
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Louise E Vaz, Cindi L Farnstrom, Kimberly K Felder, Judith Guzman-Cottrill, Hannah Rosenberg, Richard C Antonelli
Background.: Outpatient parenteral or prolonged oral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) programs reduce inpatient healthcare costs by shifting care to outpatient settings. Care coordination (CC) is a necessary component to successfully transition patients. Our objective was to assess outcomes of provider time spent on nonreimbursable CC activities in a pediatric OPAT program. Methods.: We used a qualitative feasibility pilot design and modified the Care Coordination Measurement Tool...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412265/one-stage-supramaximal-full-thickness-wedge-resection-of-vascular-lip-anomalies
#16
Dawn K De Castro, Zhi Yang Ng, Paul W Holzer, Milton Waner, Curtis L Cetrulo, Aaron Fay
PURPOSE: Vascular lip anomalies include infantile hemangiomas, venous malformations, and arteriovenous malformations. Surgical management can be complicated by alterations in horizontal length, vertical height, and lip thickness from the underlying pathology. Additional reconstructive challenges include preservation of oral continence, vermillion definition, and the sublabial sulcus. This report describes a technique of supramaximal single-stage full-thickness wedge resection of these lesions...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399049/evaluation-of-gabapentin-and-clonidine-use-in-children-following-spinal-fusion-surgery-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-retrospective-review
#17
Dinesh K Choudhry, B Randall Brenn, Karen Sacks, Suken Shah
BACKGROUND: Opioids are the mainstay of therapy for pain relief following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) surgery. Various adjunctive medications are being used to augment analgesia and to reduce opioid-related side effects. At our institution, we have sequentially added 2 adjuncts to a standard morphine patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) regimen. The goal of our study was to evaluate pain control and the benefit of gabapentin and the combination of gabapentin and clonidine, whereas morphine PCA was in use in children following PSF surgery...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392106/awards-for-the-best-presentations-at-the-xvi-congress-of-sedia
#18
E Parlorio de Andrés
In October, the sixteenth SEDIA congress was held in Seville with great success. The board of directors awarded prizes for the best oral communication and the best electronic educational and scientific posters. In this special article we summarize the content of the awards presentations.
May 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383325/effectiveness-of-written-and-oral-specialty-certification-examinations-to-predict-actions-against-the-medical-licenses-of-anesthesiologists
#19
Yan Zhou, Huaping Sun, Deborah J Culley, Aaron Young, Ann E Harman, David O Warner
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Anesthesiology administers written and oral examinations for its primary certification. This retrospective cohort study tested the hypothesis that the risk of a disciplinary action against a physician's medical license is lower in those who pass both examinations than those who pass only the written examination. METHODS: Physicians who entered anesthesiology training from 1971 to 2011 were followed up to 2014. License actions were ascertained via the Disciplinary Action Notification Service of the Federation of State Medical Boards...
April 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360258/impact-of-maternal-antibodies-and-infant-gut-microbiota-on-the-immunogenicity-of-rotavirus-vaccines-in-african-indian-and-european-infants-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Kuladaipalayam Natarajan C Sindhu, Nigel Cunliffe, Matthew Peak, Mark Turner, Alistair Darby, Nicholas Grassly, Melita Gordon, Queen Dube, Sudhir Babji, Ira Praharaj, Valsan Verghese, Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Gagandeep Kang
INTRODUCTION: Gastroenteritis is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among young children living in resource-poor settings, majority of which is attributed to rotavirus. Rotavirus vaccination can therefore have a significant impact on infant mortality. However, rotavirus vaccine efficacy in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia is significantly lower than in high-income countries. Maternally derived antibodies, infant gut microbiota and concomitant oral polio vaccination have been proposed as potential reasons for poor vaccine performance in low-income settings...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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