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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679898/heart-rate-variability-alterations-in-late-life-depression-a-meta-analysis
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Lydia Brown, Chandan Karmakar, Richard Gray, Ripu Jindal, Terrence Lim, Christina Bryant
OBJECTIVE: There is strong evidence for a bi-directional relationship between heart-health and depression in later life, but the physiological mechanisms underlying this relationship remain unclear. Heart rate variability is one promising factor that might help explain this relationship. We present results of a meta-analysis that considers heart rate variability alterations in older adults with depression. METHODS: Literature search of Embase, PsychInfo and Medline revealed five clinical studies and six observational studies that examined the relationship between heart rate variability and depression in adults with a mean age over 60...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679895/ingredientes-farmac%C3%A3-uticos-activos-potencialmente-inapropiados-en-adultos-mayores-lista-ifaspiam-panel-de-consenso-argentino
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Marta M Marzi, Miryam S Pires, Nora B Quaglia
OBJECTIVES: To perform a list agreed by Argentinean experts and adapted to the local context containing potentially inappropriate (PI) medications in old people (OP) usingthe Delphi consensus technique optimized for this subject. METHODS: A preliminary list of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) was drawn up based on foreign PIM lists and a selective search in the scientific literature. The iterative Delphi process was used to submit the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of the preliminary PIM list to the panel of Argentinean experts...
April 18, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679617/retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-review-of-risk-factors-and-their-clinical-significance
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Sang Jin Kim, Alexander D Port, Ryan Swan, J Peter Campbell, R V Paul Chan, Michael F Chiang
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a retinal vasoproliferative disease that affects premature infants. Despite improvements in neonatal care and management guidelines, ROP remains a leading cause of childhood blindness worldwide. Current screening guidelines are primarily based on two risk factors: birth weight and gestational age; however, many investigators have suggested other risk factors, including maternal factors, prenatal and perinatal factors, demographics, medical interventions, comorbidities of prematurity, nutrition, and genetic factors...
April 19, 2018: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679597/management-of-dyspnea-in-the-terminally-ill
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Lara Pisani, Nicholas S Hill, Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli, Massimiliano Polastri, Stefano Nava
The genesis of dyspnea involves the activation of several mechanisms that are mediated and perceived depending on previous experiences, values, emotions and beliefs. Breathlessness may become unbearable, especially in terminally ill patients, whether afflicted by respiratory, cardiac or cancer-related disorders, due to a final stage of a chronic process, an acute event or both. Compared to pain, palliation of dyspnea has received relatively little attention in clinical practice and the medical literature. This is particularly true when the breathlessness is associated with acute respiratory failure since most of the studies on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of respiratory distress have excluded such patients...
April 18, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679596/observational-studies-of-inhaled-corticosteroid-effectiveness-in-copd-lessons-learned
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Samy Suissa, Pierre Ernst
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials at times investigate findings suggested by observational studies. For example, the TORCH trial, which did not show a mortality reduction with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was motivated by some observational studies that suggested considerable reductions in mortality with these drugs. Reasons for these discrepancies are unclear. METHODS: We searched the literature to identify all observational studies, including cohort and case-control studies, investigating the effectiveness of ICS on major outcomes in COPD patients, including death and hospitalization for COPD...
April 18, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679169/the-utility-of-scrotal-ultrasonography-in-the-emergent-setting-beyond-epididymitis-versus-torsion
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Christopher R McAdams, Andrew J Del Gaizo
Scrotal pain is a common acute presentation for medical care. Testicular torsion and epididymo-orchitis are two diagnoses for which early detection is critical and their sonographic imaging features have been thoroughly described in the radiologic literature. Other important conditions for which radiologists must be aware have received less attention. This article will highlight key traumatic and non-traumatic causes of acute scrotal pain other than testicular torsion and epididymo-orchitis that may present in the emergency department setting...
April 21, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679162/circulating-troponin-i-level-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Jacob VanHouten, Gregory Fricker, Bridget Collins, Ritwik Bhatia, Christopher Ellis, Matthew Schrag
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac troponin levels in the blood are an important biomarker of acute coronary events, but may also be elevated in the context of acute ischemic stroke without an obvious concurrent myocardial insult. The objective of this study and systematic review is to determine how high the circulating troponin I level can rise due to ischemic stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Anonymized medical records from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were reviewed identifying 151,972 unique acute ischemic stroke events, of which 1226 met criteria for inclusion in this study...
April 20, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678987/protocol-for-a-phase-iii-non-inferiority-randomised-comparison-of-a-new-fibrinogen-concentrate-versus-cryoprecipitate-for-treating-acquired-hypofibrinogenaemia-in-bleeding-cardiac-surgical-patients-the-fibres-trial
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Keyvan Karkouti, Jeannie Callum, Vivek Rao, Nancy Heddle, Michael E Farkouh, Mark A Crowther, Damon C Scales
INTRODUCTION: Coagulopathic bleeding is a serious complication of cardiac surgery to which an important contributor is acquired hypofibrinogenaemia (plasma fibrinogen <1.5-2.0 g/L). The standard intervention for acquired hypofibrinogenaemia is cryoprecipitate, but purified fibrinogen concentrates are also available. There is little comparative data between the two therapies and randomised trials are needed. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES) is a multicentre, randomised (1:1), active-control, single-blinded, phase III trial in adult cardiac surgical patients experiencing clinically significant bleeding related to acquired hypofibrinogenaemia...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678967/development-and-evaluation-of-an-algorithm-based-tool-for-medication-management-in-nursing-homes-the-amber-study-protocol
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Susanne Erzkamp, Olaf Rose
BACKGROUND: Residents of nursing homes are susceptible to risks from medication. Medication Reviews (MR) can increase clinical outcomes and the quality of medication therapy. Limited resources and barriers between healthcare practitioners are potential obstructions to performing MR in nursing homes. Focusing on frequent and relevant problems can support pharmacists in the provision of pharmaceutical care services. This study aims to develop and evaluate an algorithm-based tool that facilitates the provision of Medication Management in clinical practice...
April 20, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678805/mobile-health-to-maintain-continuity-of-patient-centered-care-for-chronic-kidney-disease-content-analysis-of-apps
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Ying-Li Lee, Yan-Yan Cui, Ming-Hsiang Tu, Yu-Chi Chen, Polun Chang
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health problem with a high economic burden, which is particularly prevalent in Taiwan. Mobile health apps have been widely used to maintain continuity of patient care for various chronic diseases. To slow the progression of CKD, continuity of care is vital for patients' self-management and cooperation with health care professionals. However, the literature provides a limited understanding of the use of mobile health apps to maintain continuity of patient-centered care for CKD...
April 20, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678710/pediatric-type-follicular-lymphoma-in-the-dura-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Junya Yamaguchi, Seiichi Kato, Eri Iwata, Kosuke Aoki, Ryusuke Kabeya, Atsushi Natsume, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a relatively common tumor of the central nervous system. Although PCNSLs generally arise from the parenchyma, lymphomas arising primarily from the dura are termed dural lymphomas (DL). Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue is the most unique histological feature of DL. Due to its rarity, clinical characteristics and treatments for DL have not been fully elucidated to date. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old man with no past medical history presented with numbness in his left upper limb...
April 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678669/using-big-data-in-oncology-to-prospectively-impact-clinical-patient-care-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Vérène Dougoud-Chauvin, Jae Jin Lee, Edgardo Santos, Vonetta L Williams, Nicolò M L Battisti, Kavita Ghia, Marina Sehovic, Cortlin Croft, Jongphil Kim, Lodovico Balducci, Julie A Kish, Martine Extermann
OBJECTIVE: Big Data is widely seen as a major opportunity for progress in the practice of personalized medicine, attracting the attention from medical societies and presidential teams alike as it offers a unique opportunity to enlarge the base of evidence, especially for older patients underrepresented in clinical trials. This study prospectively assessed the real-time availability of clinical cases in the Health & Research Informatics Total Cancer Care™ (TCC) database matching community patients with cancer, and the impact of such a consultation on treatment...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678668/the-effect-of-music-on-postoperative-recovery-in-older-patients-a-systematic-review
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Hanneke van der Wal-Huisman, Karolien S K Dons, Rineke Smilde, Erik Heineman, Barbara L van Leeuwen
OBJECTIVE: Surgery is an important part of the treatment modalities offered to older patients with cancer. Natural ageing processes lead to deterioration of organ function, making older patients more vulnerable and at risk for experiencing less-favourable outcomes and complications after surgery. Non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as music, may be preferable to medical interventions in older people, who are at risk for adverse effects and drug interactions due to altered physiology and drug metabolism...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678581/molecular-and-histological-study-on-the-effects-of-non-thermal-irreversible-electroporation-on-the-liver
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Yanfang Zhang, Chenang Lyu, Yu Liu, Yanpeng Lv, Tammy T Chang, Boris Rubinsky
Non-thermal irreversible electroporation (NTIRE) is a biophysical phenomenon in which certain electric fields delivered across the cell membrane in tissue, cause cell death, without affecting the extracellular matrix. "Minimally invasive regenerative surgery" is a new medical modality for treatment of end-stage organ or tissue failure in which exogenous cells are implanted in a decellularized niche in tissue, formed by the delivery of NTIRE electric fields across a targeted volume of tissue. We anticipate that the success of the procedure will depend on the time of implantation relative to the application of NTIRE...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678481/clinical-decision-support-tools-improving-cancer-care
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Robert C Stillman
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical decision support tools and advancements in health information technology currently utilized at a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center to aid in achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim project. DATA SOURCES: Published literature, Web sites. CONCLUSION: Advances in health information technology facilitate increasing quality and satisfaction with care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the cost of care...
April 17, 2018: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678398/altered-ultradian-cortisol-rhythmicity-as-a-potential-neurobiologic-substrate-for-chronic-insomnia
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REVIEW
Ivan Vargas, Alexandros N Vgontzas, James L Abelson, Rose T Faghih, Knashawn H Morales, Michael L Perlis
Chronic insomnia is highly prevalent and associated with significant morbidity (i.e., confers risk for multiple psychiatric and medical disorders, such as depression and hypertension). Therefore, it is essential to identify factors that perpetuate this disorder. One candidate factor in the neurobiology of chronic insomnia is hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis dysregulation, and in particular, alterations in circadian cortisol rhythmicity. Cortisol secretory patterns, however, fluctuate with both a circadian and an ultradian rhythm (i...
March 27, 2018: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678378/desquamative-gingivitis-clinical-findings-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Andrea D Maderal, Paul Lee Salisbury, Joseph L Jorizzo
Desquamative gingivitis is a clinical finding with several potential etiologies. Among the most common are oral lichen planus, cicatricial pemphigoid, and pemphigus vulgaris, though various other differential diagnoses exist. The presence of desquamative gingivitis often results in poor oral hygiene, which can have downstream consequences, including periodontitis and tooth loss. Though certain mucosal findings may be suggestive of a particular diagnosis, a thorough history, physical examination, and appropriate dermato- and immunopathologic assessment is necessary for narrowing this broad differential diagnosis...
May 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678156/development-and-validation-of-pozqol-a-scale-to-assess-quality-of-life-of-plhiv
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Graham Brown, Gosia Mikołajczak, Anthony Lyons, Jennifer Power, Fraser Drummond, Aaron Cogle, Brent Allan, Craig Cooper, Simon O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Advances in medical treatment for HIV are driving major changes in HIV policy and practice, including the encouragement of intake and adherence to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART) by people living with HIV (PLHIV) for both personal and public health benefits. However, there is increasing recognition that achieving these goals will require a concurrent focus on the broader psychological and social wellbeing of PLHIV. Increasingly calls are being been made to incorporate a stronger focus on quality of life (QoL) of PLHIV into HIV prevention policy...
April 20, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678127/a-health-economic-model-to-assess-the-cost-effectiveness-of-optifast-%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-obesity-in-usa
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Mark Nuijten, Agnieszka Marczewska, Krysmaru Araujo Torress, Bahareh Rasouli, Moreno Perugini
OBJECTIVES: Obesity is associated with high direct medical costs and indirect costs resulting from productivity loss. High prevalence of obesity generates a justified need to identify cost-effective weight loss approaches from a payer's perspective. Within the variety of weight management techniques, OPTIFAST® is a clinically recognized and scientifically proven total meal replacement Low Calorie Diet that provides meaningful results in terms of weight loss and reduction in comorbidities...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678045/approach-towards-an-evidence-oriented-knowledge-and-data-acquisition-for-the-optimization-of-interdisciplinary-care-in-dentistry-and-general-medicine
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Max W Seitz, Christian Haux, Petra Knaup, Ingrid Schubert, Stefan Listl
Associations between dental and chronic-systemic diseases were observed frequently in medical research, however the findings of this research have so far found little relevance in everyday clinical treatment. Major problems are the assessment of evidence for correlations between such diseases and how to integrate current medical knowledge into the intersectoral care of dentists and general practitioners. On the example of dental and chronic-systemic diseases, the Dent@Prevent project develops an interdisciplinary decision support system (DSS), which provides the specialists with information relevant for the treatment of such cases...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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