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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779398/handoff-tool-enabling-standardized-transitions-between-the-emergency-department-and-the-hospitalist-inpatient-service-at-a-major-cancer-center
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Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, Srinivas R Banala, David Rubio, Mohamed Ait Aiss, Terry W Rice, Karen Chen, Diane C Bodurka, Carmelita P Escalante
Communication failures during patient handoff can lead to serious errors. A quality improvement team created a standardized handoff tool/process (DE-PASS: Decisive problem requiring admission, Evaluation time, Patient summary, Acute issues/action list, Situation unfinished/awareness, Signed out to) for admitting patients from the emergency department (ED) to the hospitalist inpatient service of a tertiary cancer center. DE-PASS mirrors the institution's ED workflow, stratifies patients as stable/urgent/emergent, and establishes requirements for verbal and email communications between providers...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774395/early-versus-late-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-patients-with-extensive-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yi Chen, Jinyu Li, Yibao Zhang, Yi Hu, Guoqing Zhang, Xiang Yan, Zhi Lin, Zhifei Zhao, Shunchang Jiao
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated that prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) significantly reduced the incidence of brain metastases in patients with extensive disease small cell lung cancer (ED-SCLC). However, the appropriate timing for PCI in treating ED-SCLC is still unclear. This study aimed to compare the effect and safety of early versus late PCI. METHODS: Between November 2011 and July 2016, 103 patients with ED-SCLC were reviewed, receiving appropriate imaging tests to exclude brain metastases prior to cranial irradiation...
May 17, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769019/comparison-of-outcomes-in-emergency-department-patients-with-suspected-cardiac-chest-pain-two-centre-prospective-observational-study-in-southern-china
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Huilin Jiang, Yunmei Li, Junrong Mo, Xiaohui Chen, Min Li, Peiyi Lin, Kevin K C Hung, Timothy H Rainer, Colin A Graham
BACKGROUND: Hong Kong (HK) and Guangzhou (GZ) are cities in China with different healthcare systems. This study aimed to compare 30-day and 6-month mortality and characteristics of patients with suspected cardiac chest pain admitted to two emergency departments (ED) in HK and GZ. METHODS: A prospective observational study enrolled patients with suspected cardiac chest pain presenting to EDs in the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), HK and the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (AHGZMU),GZ...
May 16, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755621/the-influence-of-expectation-on-nondeceptive-placebo-and-nocebo-effects
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Hua Wei, Lili Zhou, Huijuan Zhang, Jie Chen, Xuejing Lu, Li Hu
Nondeceptive placebo has demonstrated its efficiency in clinical practice. Although the underlying mechanisms are still unclear, nondeceptive placebo effect and nondeceptive nocebo effect may be mediated by expectation. To examine the extent to which expectation influences these effects, the present study compared nondeceptive placebo and nocebo effects with different expectation levels. Seventy-two healthy female participants underwent a standard conditioning procedure to establish placebo and nocebo effects...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750519/charge-carrier-activity-on-single-particle-photo-electro-catalysts-toward-function-in-solar-energy-conversion
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Mahdi Hesari, Xianwen Mao, Peng Chen
Understanding the fundamental properties of charge carriers on the surface of semiconductor photo(electro)catalysts is key to the rational design of efficient photo(electro)catalytic devices for sunlight-driven energy conversion. Here high spatial resolution information is always desirable because of the ubiquitous heterogeneity in semiconductor particles. In this Perspective we review the latest advances in nanoscale imaging and quantitative analysis of charge carrier activities on individual semiconductor particles down to sub-particle resolution, covering the approaches of single-molecule super-resolution fluorescence imaging, scanning electron microscopy, and photoluminescence microscopy...
May 11, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749322/bacteremia-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Hsin-An Shih, Pei-Chuan Tsai, Kai-Hsiang Wu, Yi-Ting Chen, Yi-Chuan Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Increased risk of bacterial infection is common in cirrhotic patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Our study aimed to explore the association of the bacteremia with in-hospital mortality and risk factors of bacteremia in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our retrospective cohort study, we collected data for cirrhotic patients with UGIB admitted to our hospital between August 2010 and December 2010. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735408/association-between-psoriasis-and-erectile-dysfunction-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tao Wu, Xi Duan, Shulin Chen, Xiaobin Chen, Ruichao Yu, Xiaodong Yu
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown a relationship between psoriasis and erectile dysfunction (ED), but a meta-analysis of the data has not been performed. AIM: To conduct a comprehensive meta-analysis of existing evidence to quantify and compare the risk of ED with psoriasis. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane databases, and Google Scholar. We calculated pooled odds ratios (OR), standardized mean difference (SMD), and 95% CI...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727543/-efficacy-and-safety-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-combined-with-sildenafil-in-the-treatment-of-ed-in-chinese-men%C3%AF-a-real-world-study
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Jun Guo, De-Gui Chang, Lei Chen, Bin Ou-Yang, Rui Zhang, Qiang Geng, Chao Yu, Fu Wang, Qing-He Gao, Guo-Jin Yu, Xiu-Ju Zhang
Objective: To make a real-world study on the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) combined with sildenafil in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) that failed to respond to TCM medication. METHODS: This study included 1 038 ED patients with the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) scores ≤21 and improvement <30% after 4 weeks of TCM medication, differentially diagnosed with kidney-yang or kidney-yin deficiency syndrome...
October 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726124/community-asthma-management-of-emergency-department-patients-a-pilot-study-of-adherence-with-national-consensus-guidelines
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Nicholas D Ross, David McD Taylor, Ashleigh J Sellar, Hayley H Chen, Luke D Plant, Daniel McLean, Paul Berlingeri, Rex Gavan, Tracey J Weiland, Jonathan C Knott, Christine F McDonald
We aimed to determine whether the outpatient management of ED patients with asthma adheres to Australia's Asthma Consensus Guidelines. Adult patients, under treatment for asthma, were administered a validated questionnaire. Data on their outpatient management were collected and analysed descriptively. Of 51 patients, 14 smoked and 35 did not undergo regular GP review. Twenty-one patients had a good understanding of a written asthma action plan although only 15 owned one. Fourteen patients used no preventer medication...
May 3, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723456/-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-venous-erectile-dysfunction
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Qing-Qiang Gao, Zhi-Bin Jin, Liang Shi, Yun Chen, Hai Chen, Wen Yu, You-Feng Han, Jian-Huai Chen, Zheng Zhang, Yang Xu, Yu-Tian Dai, Zhi-Peng Xu
Objective: To investigate the effect and safety of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the diagnosis of venous erectile dysfunction (VED). METHODS: From June 2015 to March 2016, 43 ED patients underwent corpus cavernography, of whom 23 were diagnosed with and the other 20 without corpus cavernosal venous leakage (CCVL). All the patients received intracorporal injection of a vasoactive drug and CEUS. RESULTS: Of the 23 patients with CCVL, 21 were confirmed by CEUS, including 12 cases of double venous leakage, 2 cases of single venous leakage, 5 cases of crural venous leakage, and 2 cases of the mixed type, while the other 2 showed no CCVL on CEUS...
July 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723027/sex-differences-in-ptsd-symptoms-a-differential-item-functioning-approach
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Siobhan Murphy, Ask Elklit, Yoke Yong Chen, Siti Raudzah Ghazali, Mark Shevlin
OBJECTIVE: Evidence has suggested there are sex differences in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom expression; however, few studies have assessed whether these differences are due to measurement invariance. This study aimed to examine sex differences in PTSD symptoms based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) using differential item functioning (DIF). METHOD: Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on the DSM-5 model of PTSD, followed by a multiple indicators multiple causes (MIMIC) model to examine possible DIF using the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5...
May 3, 2018: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722950/-adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-the-treatment-of-penile-erectile-dysfunction-an-update
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REVIEW
Yi Wang, Ya-Min Wang, Chen Chen, Yi-Chun Wang, Ning-Hong Song
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are pluripotent stem cells isolated from the adipose tissue and have the potential for self-renewal and multi-directional differentiation into neurogenic cells, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, and so on. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common male sexual dysfunction that has a negative impact on the lives of the patients and their partners. Current treatments of ED include surgery and medication, with oral 5-phosphodiesterase inhibitors as the first-line drugs. However, a small number of the patients are not sensitive to these therapies and cannot be improved or cured pathologically...
June 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718761/insight-derived-from-molecular-dynamics-simulation-into-dynamics-and-molecular-motions-of-cuticle-degrading-serine-protease-ver112
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Li-Quan Yang, Gui-Yuan Chen, Yi Li, Ruo-Peng Zhang, Shu-Qun Liu, Peng Sang
Cuticle-degrading serine protease Ver112, which derived from a nematophagous fungus Lecanicillium psalliotae, has been exhibited to have high cuticle-degrading and nematicidal activities. We have performed molecular dynamics (MD) simulation based on the crystal structure of Ver112 to investigate its dynamic properties and large-scale concerted motions. The results indicate that the structural core of Ver112 shows a small fluctuation amplitude, whereas the substrate binding sites, and the regions close to and opposite the substrate binding sites experience significant conformational fluctuations...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712943/potential-protective-effect-of-osteocalcin-in-middle-aged-men-with-erectile-dysfunction-evidence-from-the-famhes-project
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Yang Chen, Jie Li, Jinling Liao, Yanling Hu, Haiying Zhang, Xiaobo Yang, Qiuyan Wang, Zengnan Mo, Jiwen Cheng
In a similar manner to erectile dysfunction (ED), osteocalcin (OC) is also said to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the effect of OC in ED is unclear. This study was conducted based on the Fangchenggang Area Male Health and Examination Survey (FAMHES) project that ran between September and December 2009. ED was evaluated using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). OC was shown to be associated with mild (unadjusted: OR = 0.647; P = 0.016) or moderate (unadjusted: OR = 0...
April 30, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694430/genome-comparison-of-different-zymomonas-mobilis-strains-provides-insights-on-conservation-of-the-evolution
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Chen Chen, Linfeng Wu, Qinghua Cao, Huanhuan Shao, Xuedan Li, Yizheng Zhang, Haiyan Wang, Xuemei Tan
Zymomonas mobilis has the special Entner-Doudoroff (ED) pathway and it has excellent industrial characteristics, including low cell mass formation, high-specific productivity,ethanol yield, notable ethanol tolerance and wide pH range, a relatively small genome size. In this study, the genome sequences of NRRL B-14023 and NRRL B-12526 were sequenced and compared with other strains to explore their evolutionary relationships and the genetic basis of Z. mobilis. The comparative genomic analyses revealed that the 8 strains share a conserved core chromosomal backbone...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689107/nitrogen-diagnosis-based-on-dynamic-characteristics-of-rice-leaf-image
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Yuanyuan Sun, Shaochun Zhu, Xuan Yang, Melanie Valerie Weston, Ke Wang, Zhangquan Shen, Hongwei Xu, Lisu Chen
Digital image processing is widely used in the non-destructive diagnosis of plant nutrition. Previous plant nitrogen diagnostic studies have mostly focused on characteristics of the rice canopy or leaves at some specific points in time, with the long sampling intervals unable to provide detailed and specific "dynamic features." According to plant growth mechanisms, the dynamic changing rate in leaf shape and color differ between different nitrogen supplements. Therefore, the objective of this study was to diagnose nitrogen stress levels by analyzing the dynamic characteristics of rice leaves...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676291/pancreatic-kininogenase-improves-erectile-function-in-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetic-rats-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Guo-Tao Chen, Bai-Bing Yang, Jian-Huai Chen, Zheng Zhang, Lei-Lei Zhu, He-Song Jiang, Wen Yu, Yun Chen, Yu-Tian Dai
Erectile dysfunction (ED) associated with type 2 diabetes is a severe problem that requires effective treatment. Pancreatic kininogenase (PK) has the potential to improve the erectile function of ED patients. This study aims to investigate the effect of PK on erectile function in streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetic ED rats. To achieve this goal, we divided male Sprague-Dawley rats into five groups. One group was not treated, and the other four groups were treated with saline, sildenafil, PK or sildenafil, and PK, respectively, for 4 weeks after the induction of type 2 diabetic ED...
April 20, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671598/impact-of-oxygen-concentration-on-metabolic-profile-of-human-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-determined-by-chemical-isotope-labeling-lc-ms
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Dan Wang, Deying Chen, Jiong Yu, Jingqi Liu, Xiaowei Shi, Yanni Sun, Qiaoling Pan, Xian Luo, Jinfeng Yang, Yang Li, Hongcui Cao, Liang Li, Lanjuan Li
The placenta resides in a physiologically low oxygen microenvironment of the body. Hypoxia induces a wide range of stem cell cellular activities. Here, we report a workflow for exploring the role of physiological (hypoxic, 5% oxygen) and original cell culture (normoxic, 21% oxygen) oxygen concentrations in regulating the metabolic status of human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hPMSCs). The general biological characteristics of hPMSCs were assessed via a variety of approaches such as cell counts, flow cytometry and differentiation study...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665984/emergency-department-overcrowding-quality-improvement-in-a-taiwan-medical-center
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Chen-Mei Hsu, Li-Lin Liang, Yun-Te Chang, Wang-Chuan Juang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Overcrowding of hospital emergency departments (ED) is a worldwide health problem. The Taiwan Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation has stressed the importance of finding solutions to overcrowding, including, reducing the number of patients with >48 h stay in the ED. Moreover, the Ministry of Health and Welfare aims at transferring non-critical patients to district or regional hospitals. We report the results of our Quality Improvement Project (QIP) on ED overcrowding, especially focusing on reducing length of stay (LOS) in ED...
April 14, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658560/a-substituent-tolerant-synthetic-approach-to-n-p-loaded-heteroarenes
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Alexander V Polezhaev, Daniel M Beagan, Alyssa C Cabelof, Chun-Hsing Chen, Kenneth G Caulton
Tetrazines react with OCP-1 through a reverse electron demand Diels-Alder process to produce 3,6-disubstituted-1,2,4-diazaphosphinin-5-olates. DFT calculations reveal that both Diels-Alder and subsequent aromatization barriers are low for both EWG and ED tetrazine substituents. The structure of the solid sodium salt shows the interaction of Na+ with aryloxide and also both nitrogens of a neighboring anion, leading to coordination polymer character. 1,2,4-Diazaphosphinin-5-olates react as nucleophiles towards MeI and R3SiCl, respectively, and were installed on the (Ph3P)2Ru(CO)H fragment to investigate their properties as ligands...
April 16, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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