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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431157/agreement-between-renal-prescribing-references-and-determination-of-prescribing-appropriateness-in-hospitalised-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Michelle O'Shaughnessy, Niamh Allen, John O'Regan, Edwina Payne-Danson, Lise Mentre, Dawn Davin, Peter Lavin, Tamasine Grimes
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor for adverse drug events. The clinical significance of discordance between renal prescribing references is unknown. Aim: We determined the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) in CKD, measured agreement between two prescribing references, and assessed potential for harm consequent to PIP. Design: Single-centre observational study. Methods: A random sample of hospitalised patients with CKD were grouped according to baseline CKD stage (3, 4, or 5)...
April 18, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429248/time-in-therapeutic-range-as-a-marker-for-thrombotic-and-bleeding-outcomes-in-fontan-patients
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Jenna M Faircloth, Kristin M Miner, Tarek Alsaied, Nicole Nelson, Julie Ciambarella, Tomoyuki Mizuno, Joseph S Palumbo, Alexander A Vinks, Gruschen R Veldtman
Fontan patients managed with warfarin are at risk not only for thrombotic events, but also for bleeding episodes as a consequence of anticoagulation treatment. The aim of this study was to determine whether time spent in patient specified therapeutic range (TTR), when managed in a cardiology-based pharmacist managed anticoagulation clinic (PMAC), is a useful target metric for monitoring, as well as improving outcomes. A single center retrospective review was conducted evaluating TTR of all Fontan patients (n = 45) on warfarin managed in our outpatient cardiology pharmacist managed anticoagulation clinic (PMAC) during a 19 month time frame...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429033/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-176-acute-embolic-occlusion-of-the-coeliac-artery
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Chinthaka Appuhamy, Justin Kwan, Martin Weng Chin H'ng, Sriram Narayanan, Sundeep Punamiya
A 52-year-old man, who had a background of chronic heart disease and atrial fibrillation, as well as non-compliance with warfarin therapy, presented with a two-week history of worsening upper abdominal pain. Computed tomography mesenteric angiography showed complete embolic occlusion of the coeliac artery with resultant segmental splenic infarction, and thrombus within the left ventricle. A decision was made to proceed with catheter-directed thrombolysis. Subsequent follow-up angiogram at 12 hours showed successful treatment with complete dissolution of the coeliac embolus...
April 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421239/weight-bearing-recommendations-after-operative-fracture-treatment-fact-or-fiction-gait-results-with-and-feasibility-of-a-dynamic-continuous-pedobarography-insole
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Benedikt J Braun, Nils T Veith, Mika Rollmann, Marcel Orth, Tobias Fritz, Steven C Herath, Jörg H Holstein, Tim Pohlemann
PURPOSE: Rehabilitation after lower-extremity fractures is based on the physicians' recommendation for non-, partial-, or full weight-bearing. Clinical studies rely on this assumption, but continuous compliance or objective loading rates are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance to weight-bearing recommendations by introducing a novel, pedobarography system continuously registering postoperative ground forces into ankle, tibial shaft and proximal femur fracture aftercare and test its feasibility for this purpose...
April 19, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419255/unannounced-versus-announced-hospital-surveys-a-nationwide-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lars Holger Ehlers, Katherina Beltoft Simonsen, Morten Berg Jensen, Gitte Sand Rasmussen, Anne Vingaard Olesen
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of unannounced versus announced surveys in detecting non-compliance with accreditation standards in public hospitals. Design: A nationwide cluster-randomized controlled trial. Setting and participants: All public hospitals in Denmark were invited. Twenty-three hospitals (77%) (3 university hospitals, 5 psychiatric hospitals and 15 general hospitals) agreed to participate. Intervention: Twelve hospitals were randomized to receive unannounced surveys (intervention group) and eleven hospitals to receive announced surveys (control group)...
April 13, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414050/a-study-of-time-and-sex-dependent-effects-of-vortioxetine-on-rat-sexual-behavior-possible-roles-of-direct-receptor-modulation
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Yan Li, Alan L Pehrson, Ronald S Oosting, Maria Gulinello, Berend Olivier, Connie Sanchez
Treatment-related sexual dysfunction is a common side effect of antidepressants and contributes to patient non-compliance or treatment cessation. However, the multimodal antidepressant, vortioxetine, demonstrates low sexual side effects in depressed patients. To investigate the mechanisms involved, sexual behavior was assessed in male and female rats after acute, and repeated (7 and 14 days) treatment with vortioxetine, flesinoxan (a 5-HT1A agonist), CP-94253 (a 5-HT1B agonist), or ondansetron (a 5-HT3 antagonist)...
April 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405986/assessment-of-compliance-to-treatment-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-amongst-previously-diagnosed-patients-from-rural-community-of-raigad-district-of-maharashtra
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Kiranmayi Venkata Kakumani, Prasad Waingankar
INTRODUCTION: Substantial burden of diabetes and hypertension is on rise in India, leading to a twin epidemic. India, being a rural country, has unique problems regarding the treatment compliance which is a serious risk for morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To assess the compliance to treatment of hypertension and diabetes amongst the diagnosed patients from rural area and to study reasons of non-compliance and knowledge and attitude. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Community based, cross sectional, observational study conducted in the rural communities of Tara and Barapada villages of Raigad district of Maharashtra...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401619/non-compliance-to-infectious-disease-deferral-criteria-among-hong-kong-s-blood-donors
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S S Lee, E K H Cheung, J N S Leung, C K Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Donor screening alone cannot eliminate the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV infection. Donor deferral according to established criteria is a supplemental strategy, which has focused largely on men who have sex with men (MSM). A study was conducted to determine the compliance of non-MSM donors with such criteria and examine its implications on blood safety. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chinese donors who have just donated blood at blood donor centres in Hong Kong were recruited...
April 11, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393757/prehospital-randomised-assessment-of-a-mechanical-compression-device-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-paramedic-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-trial-and-economic-evaluation
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Simon Gates, Ranjit Lall, Tom Quinn, Charles D Deakin, Matthew W Cooke, Jessica Horton, Sarah E Lamb, Anne-Marie Slowther, Malcolm Woollard, Andy Carson, Mike Smyth, Kate Wilson, Garry Parcell, Andrew Rosser, Richard Whitfield, Amanda Williams, Rebecca Jones, Helen Pocock, Nicola Brock, John Jm Black, John Wright, Kyee Han, Gary Shaw, Laura Blair, Joachim Marti, Claire Hulme, Christopher McCabe, Silviya Nikolova, Zenia Ferreira, Gavin D Perkins
BACKGROUND: Mechanical chest compression devices may help to maintain high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but little evidence exists for their effectiveness. We evaluated whether or not the introduction of Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assistance System-2 (LUCAS-2; Jolife AB, Lund, Sweden) mechanical CPR into front-line emergency response vehicles would improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the LUCAS-2 device as a routine ambulance service treatment for OHCA...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392596/will-catholic-hospitals-survive-without-government-reimbursements
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David L Archer
This brief essay will begin to address the feasibility of operating a Catholic healthcare system without reimbursement from government healthcare programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. This question stems from the recent ACA/HHS "Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities" final rule. Summary : The average hospital in the United States receives 40-50 percent of its net revenues from governmental sources. Participation in Medicare is contingent upon the hospital having a Medicare provider agreement...
February 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392087/evaluation-of-the-methodological-quality-of-studies-of-the-performance-of-diagnostic-tests-for-bovine-tuberculosis-using-quadas
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Sara H Downs, Simon J More, Anthony V Goodchild, Adam O Whelan, Darrell A Abernethy, Jennifer M Broughan, Angus Cameron, Alasdair J Cook, R Ricardo de la Rua-Domenech, Matthias Greiner, Jane Gunn, Javier Nuñez-Garcia, Shelley Rhodes, Simon Rolfe, Michael Sharp, Paul Upton, Eamon Watson, Michael Welsh, John A Woolliams, Richard S Clifton-Hadley, Jessica E Parry
There has been little assessment of the methodological quality of studies measuring the performance (sensitivity and/or specificity) of diagnostic tests for animal diseases. In a systematic review, 190 studies of tests for bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle (published 1934-2009) were assessed by at least one of 18 reviewers using the QUADAS (Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies) checklist adapted for animal disease tests. VETQUADAS (VQ) included items measuring clarity in reporting (n=3), internal validity (n=9) and external validity (n=2)...
March 22, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386255/familial-mediterranean-fever-recent-developments-in-pathogenesis-and-new-recommendations-for-management
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Seza Özen, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Selcan Demir
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic autoinflammatory disease (AID) affecting mainly the ethnic groups originating from Mediterranean basin. The disease is characterized by self-limited inflammatory attacks of fever and polyserositis along with elevated acute phase reactants. FMF is inherited autosomal recessively; however, a significant proportion of heterozygotes also express the phenotype. FMF is caused by mutations in the MEFV gene coding for pyrin, which is a component of inflammasome functioning in inflammatory response and production of interleukin-1β (IL-1β)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384489/self-reported-speed-compliance-and-attitudes-towards-speeding-in-a-representative-sample-of-drivers-in-australia
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A N Stephens, M Nieuwesteeg, J Page-Smith, M Fitzharris
BACKGROUND: Vehicle speed is a major contributor to road trauma, both in terms of increased crash risk and injury severity. In Australia, approximately one third of fatal crashes occur in speed zones of 100km/h. This proportion has remained the same, despite the reduction in the number of road fatalities over the past decade. To drive further reductions in speed-related crashes, an improved understanding of the underlying determinants of speed choice is required. METHOD: A community attitude survey designed to understand speed behaviour and attitudes towards speeding was distributed to a large (N=5179) representative sample of drivers in Australia...
April 3, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381452/management-of-endocrine-disease-arguments-for-the-prolonged-use-of-antithyroid-drugs-in-children-with-graves-disease
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Juliane Leger, Jean-Claude Carel
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder. It is the major cause of hyperthyroidism but is rare in children. Patients are initially managed with antithyroid drugs (ATD), in the form of methimazole/carbimazole. A major disadvantage of ATD treatment is the high risk of relapse, exceeding 70% of children treated for a duration of two years, and the potential major side effects of the drug reported in exceptional cases. The major advantage of ATD treatment is that normal homeostasis of the hypothalamus-pituitary thyroid axis may be restored, with periods of drug treatment followed by freedom from medical intervention achieved in about 40 to 50% of cases after prolonged ATD treatment for several years in recent studies...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369969/a-rare-potentially-life-threatening-presentation-of-passenger-lymphocyte-syndrome
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Thomas J Gniadek, Andrea M McGonigle, R Sue Shirey, Patricia A Brunker, Michael Streiff, Benjamin Philosophe, Evan M Bloch, Paul M Ness, Karen E King
BACKGROUND: Passenger lymphocyte syndrome occurs when donor lymphocytes are transplanted with a solid organ and produce alloantibodies that react with antigens on the recipient's red blood cells (RBCs). Typically, passenger lymphocyte syndrome presents as immunoglobulin G antibody-mediated, extravascular hemolytic anemia with reticulocytosis. Often, the donor was alloimmunized before transplantation. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old Group O, D+ man with a negative antibody screen received a liver transplant from a Group O, D- donor...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369474/marketing-of-breast-milk-substitutes-in-zambia-evaluation-of-compliance-to-the-international-regulatory-code
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P Funduluka, S Bosomprah, R Chilengi, R H Mugode, P A Bwembya, B Mudenda
Background: We sought to assess the level of non-compliance with the International Code of Marketing breast-milk substitutes (BMS) and/or Statutory Instrument (SI) Number 48 of 2006 of the Laws of Zambia in two suburbs, Kalingalinga and Chelstone, in Zambia. Methods: This was a cross sectional survey. Shop owners (80), health workers (8) and mothers (214) were interviewed. BMS labels and advertisements (62) were observed. The primary outcome was mean non-compliance defined as the number of article violations divided by the total 'obtainable' violations...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369129/reaching-endpoints-for-lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-results-from-mass-drug-administration-and-nocturnal-blood-surveys-south-gujarat-india
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Anjali Modi, Sukesha Gamit, Bharat S Jesalpura, George Kurien, Jayendra K Kosambiya
BACKGROUND: Following the World Health Assembly resolution on Elimination of lymphatic filariasis (ELF) as a public health problem by the year 2020, a Global Program (GPELF) was launched in 1997 to help endemic countries to initiate national programs. The current strategy to interrupt transmission of LF, is administration of once-yearly, single-dose, two-drug regimen (Albendazole with Diethylcarbamazine (DEC) to be used in endemic areas with the goal of reaching 65% epidemiological coverage for 4-6 years...
April 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359061/intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-and-consequences-of-non-compliance-with-treatment-in-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-and-congenital-hypothyroidism-within-a-single-family%C3%A2
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Nicola Improda, Caroline Ponmani, Nadia Schoenmakers, Senthil Senniappan, Abigail Atterbury, Angela Barnicoat, Krishna Chatterjee, Mehul T Dattani
BACKGROUND: Coexistence of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and congenital hypothyroidism (CH) due to TG mutation in the same non-consanguineous family is rare. CASE SERIES: We report 4 siblings born to unrelated parents, the father being an asymptomatic carrier of homozygous p.V281L and heterozygous p.I172N CYP21A2 mutations. Sibling 1 had salt-wasting CAH (CYP21A2 genotype Intron 2 splice/p.I172N and p.V281L). She also had CH (TG genotype p.R296/ p.T1416Rfs*30) and learning difficulties...
March 30, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345846/compliance-with-tobacco-promotion-and-sale-laws-in-school-neighbourhoods-in-india
#19
Aswini Y Balappanavar, Vikrant Mohanty, Abrar Hussain
Objective: Regulation of sale of tobacco has given sufficient attention in India and little information exists about the impact of bans near schools. Our study aim was to check the levels of tobacco promotion, advertising and sales in school neighborhoods’ of Central Delhi. Methods: Using multistage random sampling 15 schools were selected in Central Delhi. Areas 100 meters around each were mapped using a map tool and screened using a self designed questionnaire consisting of 26 questions, both closed and open ended, to determine the details of outlets, sales of tobacco and tobacco products, advertising, promotions, school roles, and children seeking tobacco...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342385/follow-up-at-two-years-of-age-and-early-predictors-of-non-compliance-in-a-cohort-of-very-preterm-infants
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Claire Mas, Patrick Gérardin, Emmanuel Chirpaz, Magali Carbonnier, Corinne Mussard, Sylvain Samperiz, Duksha Ramful
AIM: To examine the rates of follow-up at two years of age and perinatal factors associated with non-compliance in an observational population-based cohort of very preterm children enrolled in a routine follow-up program. METHOD: Data review of infants born between 2008 and 2012 in the Observatoire de La Grande Prématurité, Reunion Island cohort. All singletons born alive before 33weeks of gestational age and resident on the island at two years of age were included...
March 22, 2017: Early Human Development
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