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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095930/quantitative-risk-assessment-of-the-introduction-of-rabies-into-japan-through-the-importation-of-dogs-and-cats-worldwide
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N C L Kwan, K Sugiura, Y Hosoi, A Yamada, E L Snary
Japan has been free from rabies since 1958. A strict import regimen has been adopted since 2004 consisting of identification of an animal with microchip, two-time rabies vaccination, neutralizing antibody titration test and a waiting period of 180 days. The present study aims to quantitatively assess the risk of rabies introduction into Japan through the international importation of dogs and cats and hence provide evidence-based recommendations to strengthen the current rabies prevention system. A stochastic scenario tree model was developed and simulations were run using @RISK...
January 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071959/tenfold-risk-increase-of-major-cardiovascular-events-after-high-limb-amputation-with-non-compliance-for-secondary-prevention-measures
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Evgeniya V Shalaeva, Hugo Saner, Bakhtiyor B Janabaev, Aleksandra V Shalaeva
Background The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of compliance with lifestyle recommendations and medication on 1-year prevention of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) after trans-femoral amputation (TFA). Methods In this prospective single-center interventional cohort study, 179 consecutive T2D patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent 1-year follow-up examination after TFA in 2013. Lower limb and coronary artery CT angiography were provided before surgery; physical examination and laboratory tests were performed at baseline and every month after TFA for 1 year...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050895/passive-leg-raise-testing-effectively-reduces-fluid-administration-in-septic-shock-after-correction-of-non-compliance-to-test-results
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Arjanne Rameau, Eldert de With, Evert Christiaan Boerma
BACKGROUND: Fluid resuscitation is considered a cornerstone of shock treatment, but recent data have underlined the potential hazards of fluid overload. The passive leg raise (PLR) test has been introduced as one of many strategies to predict 'fluid responsiveness.' The use of PLR testing is applicable to a wide range of clinical situations and has the potential to reduce fluid administration, since PLR testing is based upon (reversible) autotransfusion. Despite these theoretical advantages, data on the net effect on fluid balance as a result of PLR testing remain scarce...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042399/the-surgical-safety-checklist-results-of-implementation-in-otorhinolaryngology
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Ali S Al-Qahtani
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of implementing the surgical safety checklist (SSCL) on the outcome of patient safety in otorhinolaryngology (ENT) surgical procedures in two hospitals in Saudi Arabia: Aseer Central and Abha Private Hospitals. METHODS: This retrospective study conducted over seven years (1 July 2008 to 30 June 2015) followed a staff educational and training program for the implementation of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist (WHO SSCL)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011382/multiple-sclerosis-therapeutic-applications-of-advancing-drug-delivery-systems
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REVIEW
Sanam Dolati, Zohreh Babaloo, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Hormoz Ayromlou, Sanam Sadreddini, Mehdi Yousefi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, which is accompanying with demyelination, neurodegeneration and sensibility to oxidative stress. In MS, auto-reactive lymphocytes cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and reside in the perivenous demyelinating lesions which create various distinct inflammatory demyelinated plaques situated predominantly in the white matter. The current MS-related therapeutic approaches can be classified into disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) and symptomatic therapy...
December 20, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010057/-assessment-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-adequacy-in-rectal-surgery
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J A Del-Moral-Luque, E Colás-Ruiz, P Gil-Yonte, J M Fernández-Cebrián, M C Villar-Del-Campo, A Delgado-Iribarren, J F Valverde-Cánovas, G Rodríguez-Caravaca
OBJECTIVE: Antibiotic prophylaxis is the most suitable tool for preventing surgical site infection (SSI), so the development of guidelines and assessment of its monitoring is essential. In this study protocol compliance of antibiotic prophylaxis in rectal surgery and the effect of its adequacy in terms of pre-ention of SSI was assessed. METHODS: Prospective cohort study was conducted from 1 January 2009 to 30 December 2015. The degree of compliance with antibiotic prophylaxis and causes of non-compliance in rectal surgery was evaluated...
December 23, 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008210/identification-and-estimation-of-causal-mechanisms-in-clustered-encouragement-designs-disentangling-bed-nets-using-bayesian-principal-stratification
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Laura Forastiere, Fabrizia Mealli, Tyler J VanderWeele
Exploration of causal mechanisms is often important for researchers and policymakers to understand how an intervention works and how it can be improved. This task can be crucial in clustered encouragement designs (CED). Encouragement design studies arise frequently when the treatment cannot be enforced because of ethical or practical constrains and an encouragement intervention (information campaigns, incentives, etc) is conceived with the purpose of increasing the uptake of the treatment of interest. By design, encouragements always entail the complication of non-compliance...
2016: Journal of the American Statistical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007808/dangerous-liaisons-psychiatry-and-law-in-the-court-of-protection-expert-discourses-of-insight-and-compliance
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Paula Case
A finding that 'P' (as the person who is subject to Court of Protection proceedings is known) lacks mental capacity is the trigger for exposing them to decision-making by others and the powers of the Court of Protection (CoP) which, in the words of Justice Hedley, can be 'invasive and draconian' (Hedley J in PC v City of York Council cited in [2013] EWCA Civ 478 [13]). Whilst the law asserts the upper hand in the assessment of mental capacity for persons who come before the CoP, it is the discipline of psychiatry, which dominates expert witness testimony in these proceedings...
2016: Medical Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007678/use-of-probiotics-as-an-adjuvant-to-sequential-h-pylori-eradication-therapy-impact-on-eradication-rates-treatment-resistance-treatment-related-side-effects-and-patient-compliance
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Ayhan Hilmi Çekin, Yasin Şahintürk, Ferda Akbay Harmandar, Seyit Uyar, Başak Oğuz Yolcular, Yeşim Çekin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the effect of probiotics administered as an adjuvant to sequential Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapy on treatment outcome and patient compliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 159 patients with H. pylori infection receiving sequential H. pylori eradication therapy were included in this randomized placebo-controlled study. Starting from day 0 of sequential eradication therapy (ERA), patients in the ERA+probiotic group [n=53, mean (SD) age: 47...
December 23, 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004607/comparison-of-food-colour-regulations-in-the-eu-and-the-us-review-of-current-provisions
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Sari Lehto, Maria Buchweitz, Alexandra Klimm, Raphaela Strassburger, Cato Bechtold, Franz Ulberth
This review describes the EU and the US regulations applicable to food colours. Despite the different regulatory frameworks, the overall approach is similar, based on well-established risk assessment procedures and risk management measures. However, differences impacting free movement of goods can be found in the details and implementation of regulations. Using additives approved only in the US or in the EU implies that producers aiming to export need to adjust their product composition to the export market...
December 22, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999655/clinical-implications-of-repeated-drug-monitoring-of-imatinib-in-patients-with-metastatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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Ivar Hompland, Øyvind Sverre Bruland, Kumari Ubhayasekhera, Jonas Bergquist, Kjetil Boye
BACKGROUND: Imatinib mesylate (IM) is the preferred treatment for the majority of patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). Low trough IM concentration (Cmin) values have been associated with poor clinical outcomes in GIST patients. However, there are few studies of repeated measurements of IM levels, and therapeutic drug monitoring is not yet a part of routine clinical practice. This study was conducted to reveal clinical scenarios where plasma concentration measurement of IM trough level (Cmin) is advantageous...
2016: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997274/the-efficacy-of-psychoeducation-on-recurrent-depression-a-randomized-trial-with-a-2-year-follow-up
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Jørgen Aagaard, Leslie Foldager, Ahmad Makki, Vibeke Hansen, Klaus Müller-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of psychoeducation is well documented in the treatment of relapse prevention of schizophrenia, and recently also in bipolar disorder; however, for recurrent depression only few controlled studies focusing on the efficacy of psychoeducation have been conducted. AIMS: This randomized study tests the efficacy of treatment-as-usual supplemented with a psychoeducative programme for patients with recurrent depression, treated at Community Mental Health Centres (CMHC) in Denmark...
December 20, 2016: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989273/beyond-test-and-treat-malaria-diagnosis-for-improved-pediatric-fever-management-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Emily White Johansson
BACKGROUND: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have great potential to improve quality care and rational drug use in malaria-endemic settings although studies have shown common RDT non-compliance. Yet, evidence has largely been derived from limited hospital settings in few countries. This article reviews a PhD thesis that analyzed national surveys from multiple sub-Saharan African countries to generate large-scale evidence of malaria diagnosis practices and its determinants across different contexts...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968766/indications-for-fibrinolysis-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-from-guidelines-to-practice
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C Boivineau, L Orion, J Dimet, E Boiffard
BACKGROUND: European guidelines on managing ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) during the first 12hours recommend fibrinolysis when the time elapsing between the first medical contact and balloon time (FMCBT) is more than 120minutes. AIM: To assess the real-life clinical efficacy of guidelines on fibrinolysis in managing STEMI and identify obstacles to their everyday implementation. METHODS: An observational study based on a permanent registry of reperfusion strategies and timing among patients treated in a French general hospital for STEMI with chest pain lasting for less than two hours...
November 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966070/african-swine-fever-outbreak-on-a-medium-sized-farm-in-uganda-biosecurity-breaches-and-within-farm-virus-contamination
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Erika Chenais, Susanna Sternberg-Lewerin, Sofia Boqvist, Lihong Liu, Neil LeBlanc, Tonny Aliro, Charles Masembe, Karl Ståhl
In Uganda, a low-income country in east Africa, African swine fever (ASF) is endemic with yearly outbreaks. In the prevailing smallholder subsistence farming systems, farm biosecurity is largely non-existent. Outbreaks of ASF, particularly in smallholder farms, often go unreported, creating significant epidemiological knowledge gaps. The continuous circulation of ASF in smallholder settings also creates biosecurity challenges for larger farms. In this study, an on-going outbreak of ASF in an endemic area was investigated on farm level, including analyses of on-farm environmental virus contamination...
December 13, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955645/association-between-non-compliance-with-psychiatric-treatment-and-non-psychiatric-service-utilization-and-costs-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-related-disorders
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Soohyun Joe, Jung Sun Lee
BACKGROUND: The relationship between medication non-compliance in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, and increased psychiatric service utilization and costs are well documented; however, non-psychiatric service utilization and costs are not. Therefore, we investigated the association of non-compliance with psychiatric treatment and the utilization and costs of non-psychiatric services. METHODS: Data on South Korean individuals with a lifetime diagnosis of schizophrenia or a related disorder, who were treated in a psychiatric clinic at least twice during 2011, were selected among national data collected for the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Patients Sample between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011...
December 12, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941313/enhanced-recovery-after-elective-colorectal-surgery-reasons-for-non-compliance-with-the-protocol
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Didier Roulin, Mirza Muradbegovic, Valérie Addor, Catherine Blanc, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols for elective colorectal surgery reduce the intensity of postoperative complications, hospital stays and costs. Improvements in clinical outcome are directly proportional to the adherence to the recommended pathway (compliance). The aim of the present study was to analyze reasons for the non-compliance of colorectal surgeries with the ERAS protocol. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery was prospectively analyzed with regards to the surgery's compliance with the ERAS protocol...
December 10, 2016: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941187/factors-related-to-compliance-with-palivizumab-prophylaxis-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-infection-data-from-poland
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Róża Borecka, Ryszard Lauterbach, Ewa Helwich
AIM: To evaluate compliance and health outcomes in children receiving palivizumab prophylaxis and to identify factors that could impact parental compliance with the recommended regimen of palivizumab immunoprophylaxis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, multicentre, non-interventional study of children enrolled in the Polish National Programme for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Immunoprophylaxis who received ≥1 dose of palivizumab during two consecutive RSV seasons (I: 2008-2009, II: 2009-2010)...
2016: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933397/laparo-endoscopic-versus-open-recurrent-inguinal-hernia-repair-should-we-follow-the-guidelines
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F Köckerling, R Bittner, A Kuthe, B Stechemesser, R Lorenz, A Koch, W Reinpold, H Niebuhr, M Hukauf, C Schug-Pass
INTRODUCTION: On the basis of six meta-analyses, the guidelines of the European Hernia Society (EHS) recommend laparo-endoscopic recurrent repair following previous open inguinal hernia operation and, likewise, open repair following previous laparo-endoscopic operation. So far no data are available on implementation of the guidelines or for comparison of outcomes. Besides, there are no studies for comparison of outcomes for compliance versus non-compliance with the guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 4812 patients with elective unilateral recurrent inguinal hernia repair in men were enrolled between September 1, 2009, and September 17, 2014, in the Herniamed Registry...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933147/large-scale-implementation-of-a-medicines-reconciliation-care-bundle-in-nhs-ggc-gp-practices
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Rachel Bruce
Medicines reconciliation (MR) is an essential process for patient safety, promoting safer use of medicines with effective communication at the interface, particularly when patients are admitted and discharged from hospital. Much of the work on MR has been focussed in secondary care, however, the principles are equally important in primary care. The aim of the work was to test the Scottish Patient Safety in Primary Care (SPSP-PC) MR care bundle and consider scale up and spread across all NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC) GP practices...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
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