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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525808/characterization-of-post-disaster-environmental-management-for-hazardous-materials-incidents-lessons-learnt-from-the-tianjin-warehouse-explosion-china
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Hui Zhang, Huabo Duan, Jian Zuo, MingWei Song, Yukui Zhang, Bo Yang, Yongning Niu
Hazardous Materials Incidents (HMIs) have attracted a growing public concern worldwide. The health risks and environmental implications associated with HMIs are almost invariably severe, and underscore the urgency for sound management. Hazardous Materials Explosion incidents (HMEIs) belong to a category of extremely serious HMIs. Existing studies placed focuses predominately on the promptness and efficiency of emergency responses to HMIs and HMEIs. By contrast, post-disaster environmental management has been largely overlooked...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525543/fermentable-carbohydrates-fodmaps-exacerbate-functional-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-re-challenge-trial
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Selina R Cox, Alexis C Prince, Clio E Myers, Peter M Irving, James O Lindsay, Miranda C Lomer, Kevin Whelan
Background and Aims: Preliminary evidence suggests fermentable carbohydrate restriction might ameliorate functional gastrointestinal symptoms (FGS) in quiescent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our aim was to determine whether fermentable carbohydrates exacerbate FGS in quiescent IBD using a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over, re-challenge trial. Methods: Patients with quiescent IBD and FGS responsive to a low FODMAP diet were allocated to a series of 3-day fermentable carbohydrate challenges in random order (fructan, 12 g/d; galacto-oligosaccharides, GOS, 6 g/d; sorbitol, 6 g/d; and glucose placebo, 12 g/d), each separated by a standardised washout period...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523219/discovery-and-informing-research-participants-of-incidental-findings-detected-in-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-studies-review-and-multi-institutional-study
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REVIEW
Kyoko Takashima, Yoshiyuki Takimoto, Eisuke Nakazawa, Yoshinori Hayashi, Atsushi Tsuchiya, Misao Fujita, Akira Akabayashi
BACKGROUND: Brain imaging studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sometimes reveal incidental findings (IFs) that might be relevant to some of the health issues in research participants. Although professional communities have discussed how to manage these IFs, there is no global consensus on the concrete handling procedures including how to inform participants of IFs. METHODS: First, this study reviewed previous studies for the number of IFs discovered in brain imaging studies using MEDLINE...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521682/repurposing-of-copper-ii-chelating-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Valeria Lanza, Danilo Milardi, Giuseppe Di Natale, Giuseppe Pappalardo
BACKGROUND: There is mounting urgency to find new drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. A large number of reviews has exhaustively described either the molecular or clinical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD). Conversely, reports outlining how known drugs in use for other diseases can be also effective as therapeutic agents in neurodegenerative diseases are less reported. This review focuses on the current uses of some copper(II) interacting molecules as potential drug candidates in neurodegeneration...
May 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520927/preoperative-stratification-of-transsphenoidal-pituitary-surgery-patients-based-on-surgical-urgency
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Hasan A Zaidi, Amy J Wang, David J Cote, Timothy R Smith, Daniel Prevedello, Domenico Solari, Paolo Cappabianca, Monica Quiroga, Edward R Laws
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no prioritization scale available to distinguish those patients with pituitary tumors who require urgent surgical intervention from those who are candidates for elective treatment. OBJECTIVE: To develop a classification system that can help primary care physicians, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, ancillary support staff, and hospital administrators identify high-priority surgical candidates. METHODS: An expert international panel of clinicians consisting of endocrinologists and neurosurgeons who are involved in the diagnosis and management of sellar disease was convened...
May 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516158/a-management-algorithm-for-mitomycin-c-induced-cystitis
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Amy N Luckenbaugh, Rory M Marks, David C Miller, Alon Z Weizer, John T Stoffel, Jeffrey S Montgomery
Background/Objective: A post-bladder tumor resection dose of MMC can reduce non-invasive papillary (pTa) bladder cancer recurrences by up to 40%; this treatment is recommended in both the AUA and EUA non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer guidelines. A common complication of this treatment is eosinophilic cystitis. Symptoms range from mild urinary frequency and urgency to debilitating pain and dysuria. Currently, there is no established treatment algorithm for MMC-induced cystitis. Methods: Members of the Urologic Surgery Quality Collaborative (USQC), a group composed of over 160 private and academic urologists, met to discuss the management of patients with cystitis following MMC therapy...
April 27, 2017: Bladder Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508455/a-multicenter-real-life-study-of-the-efficacy-of-an-alpha-blocker-with-or-without-anticholinergic-agent-imidafenacin-treatment-in-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-storage-symptoms
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Seok Cho, Soon-Sun Kwon, Kwang Woo Lee, Tag Keun Yoo, Dong Gil Shin, Soo Woong Kim, Jae Hyun Bae, Hoon Choi, Young Ho Kim
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combination therapy comprising a short-acting anticholinergic, imidafenacin and an alpha-blocker compared with monotherapy with an alpha-blocker only in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and storage symptoms. METHODS: The 12-week, prospective, double-blind, randomised trial enrolled men with LUTS and storage symptom. The inclusion criteria were a total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) ≥12, an IPSS question 4 score ≥2, ≥8 micturitions in 24 hours, and a prostate volume >20 mL...
May 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507655/how-are-pharmacists-in-ontario-adapting-to-practice-change-results-of-a-qualitative-analysis-using-kotter-s-change-management-model
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Beatriz Teixeira, Paul A M Gregory, Zubin Austin
BACKGROUND: The pace of practice change in community pharmacy over the past decade has been significant, yet there is little evidence documenting implementation of change in the profession. METHODS: Kotter's change management model was selected as a theoretical framework for this exploratory qualitative study. Community pharmacists were interviewed using a semistructured protocol based on Kotter's model. Data were analyzed and coded using a constant-comparative iterative method aligned with the stages of change management outlined by Kotter...
May 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506861/do-urinary-leakage-circumstances-in-women-with-urinary-incontinence-correlate-with-physician-diagnosis-and-urodynamic-results-a-questionnaire-validation-study
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Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Arnaud Fauconnier, Marion Ravit, Georges Bader, Catalina Varas Ramos, Xavier Fritel
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if leakage circumstances collected using the Urinary Leakage Circumstances Questionnaire (ULCQ) are correlated with physician diagnosis and urodynamic results and resolve after surgery. METHODS: The ULCQ was developed to investigate leakage circumstances encountered by incontinent women. Women completed both the ULCQ and the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI SF) before clinical and urodynamic exam...
May 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506854/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-solifenacin-in-children-and-adolescents-with-overactive-bladder
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Donald Newgreen, Brigitte Bosman, Adriana Hollestein-Havelaar, Ellen Dahler, Robin Besuyen, Robert Snijder, Will Sawyer, Søren Rittig, Stéphane Bolduc
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term safety and efficacy of once-daily oral solifenacin suspension in children (aged 5-<12 years) and adolescents (aged 12-<18 years) with overactive bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40-week, open-label extension of a 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. OUTCOME MEASURES: incidence and severity of adverse events (primary endpoint), laboratory variables, vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram, post-void residual volume, change from baseline to end of treatment in: mean number of micturitions and incontinence episodes/24 hours, number of incontinence-free days/7 days, number of grade 3 or 4 urgency episodes/24 hours (adolescents only)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505919/re-onabotulinumtoxina-vs-sacral-neuromodulation-on-refractory-urgency-urinary-incontinence-in-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alan J Wein
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June 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504508/-mistakes-in-drug-prescription-during-simulated-pediatric-resuscitations-and-other-urgency-procedures
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Diego Enriquez, Raúl Gómez Traverso, Silvina Brizuela, Edgardo Szyld
INTRODUCTION: The probability of making mistakes in the prescription of medicines is high in pediatrics, and substantially increases in emergency situations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective observational study analyzed the prescriptions issued by physicians during 23 cardiopulmonary resuscitation pediatric emergency training sessions. RESULTS: During 94 simulated cases, 96 physicians participated. Forty-four prescriptions on paper were analyzed (48%) including 120 doses...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501541/characteristics-associated-with-treatment-response-and-satisfaction-in-women-undergoing-onabotulinumtoxina-and-sacral-neuromodulation-for-refractory-urgency-urinary-incontinence
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H E Richter, C L Amundsen, S W Erickson, J E Jelovsek, Y Komesu, C Chermansky, H S Harvie, M Albo, D Myers, W T Gregory, D Wallace
PURPOSE: To identify clinical and demographic characteristics associated with treatment response and satisfaction in women undergoing onabotulinumtoxinA and sacral neuromodulation therapies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Refractory Overactive Bladder: Sacral Neuromodulation vs Botulinum Toxin Assessment trial. Baseline participant characteristics and clinical variables associated with two definitions of treatment response: 1) reduction in mean daily urgency incontinence episodes over 6 months 2) ≥50% decrease in urgency incontinence episodes across 6 months were identified...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501326/management-of-platelet-disorders-and-platelet-transfusions-in-icu-patients
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REVIEW
Neil Blumberg, Jill M Cholette, Amy E Schmidt, Richard P Phipps, Sherry L Spinelli, Joanna M Heal, Anthony P Pietropaoli, Majed A Refaai, Patricia J Sime
Thrombocytopenia or receipt of antiplatelet drugs, with or without bleeding, is a common indication for platelet transfusions in the ICU. However, there is almost no evidence base for these practices other than expert opinion. Also common is use of platelet transfusions prior to invasive procedures or surgery in patients with thrombocytopenia. Likewise, there is no high-quality evidence that such practices are efficacious or safe. Recently, it has become clear that, whether causal or not, patients receiving prophylactic platelet transfusions experience high rates of nosocomial infection, thrombosis, organ failure, and mortality, which increase the urgency and need for randomized trials to assess these practices...
May 4, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500336/phylogeographical-structure-and-demographic-expansion-in-the-endemic-alpine-stream-salamander-hynobiidae-batrachuperus-of-the-qinling-mountains
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Zu-Shi Huang, Feng-Lan Yu, Hui-Sheng Gong, Yan-Ling Song, Zhi-Gao Zeng, Qiong Zhang
The Qinling Mountains of China provide an excellent study area for assessing the effect of Pleistocene climatic oscillations and paleogeological events on intraspecific diversification. To assess genetic diversity of an endemic stream salamander, Batrachuperus tibetanus, for its conservation, a phylogeographical survey was performed based on mitochondrial DNA and morphological data. The mitochondrial data revealed three lineages of B. tibetanus in the Qinling Mountains. A lineage present in the northwestern Qinling Mountains groups with the Tibet lineage of B...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499459/dispatch-and-prehospital-transport-for-acute-septic-patients-an-observational-study
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Peter Bank Pedersen, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Søren Mikkelsen, Annmarie Touborg Lassen
BACKGROUND: In order to dispatch ambulances with the correct level of urgency, the dispatch center has to balance the perceived urgency and traffic safety considerations with the available resources. As urgency is not clear in all clinical situations, some high urgency patients may end up with a suboptimal mode of transport. Patients with severe sepsis or septic shock suffer from highly time dependent conditions but they present with a wide range of symptoms, which might be difficult to identify in the dispatch system...
May 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499354/patient-and-care-characteristics-of-self-referrals-treated-by-the-general-practitioner-cooperative-at-emergency-care-access-points-in-the-netherlands
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Martijn Rutten, Fieke Vrielink, Marleen Smits, Paul Giesen
BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands, out-of-hours primary care is provided in general practitioner-cooperatives (GPCs). These are increasingly located on site and in collaboration with emergency departments of hospitals (ED). At such sites, also called emergency-care-access-points (ECAP), the GPC is generally responsible for the triage and treatment of self-referrals who used to attend the ED. To evaluate the effects and safety of this novel organisation, we studied the characteristics and the quality of care given by GPCs to self-referrals at ECAPs...
May 12, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494647/which-dimensions-of-impulsivity-are-related-to-problematic-practice-of-physical-exercise
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Gayatri Kotbagi, Yannick Morvan, Lucia Romo, Laurence Kern
Background and aims Problematic practice of physical exercise (PPPE) has been suggested to be a behavioral addiction. Impulsivity represents a core dimension of behavioral addictions. However, little is known about impulsivity facets in PPPE. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of impulsivity facets in PPPE. Methods A total of 684 students (between 18 and 25 years) took part in this study and filled up a battery of questionnaire, which consisted of following measures - Global Physical Activity Questionnaire, Exercise Dependence Scale - Revised, and the UPPS Impulsive Behavior Scale...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493733/dimensional-conceptualizations-of-impulsivity
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Sarah A Griffin, Donald R Lynam, Douglas B Samuel
Impulsivity is a transdiagnostic dimension of crucial importance to understanding psychopathology, as it is highly relevant to a wide array of maladaptive life outcomes including substance use, criminality, and other risky behaviors. There exist a variety of operationalizations of impulsivity across the literature distinct nomological networks. In fact, research suggests that "impulsivity" is a multifaceted construct comprised of at least 4 distinct traits that have unique pathways to maladaptive behaviors...
May 11, 2017: Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493732/psychological-flexibility-mitigates-effects-of-ptsd-symptoms-and-negative-urgency-on-aggressive-behavior-in-trauma-exposed-veterans
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Sunny J Dutra, Naomi Sadeh
Recent literature suggests that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms can interact with personality factors to predict externalizing behaviors. Engagement in externalizing behaviors such as substance abuse and aggressive behavior may, in turn, increase risk for further trauma exposure and a more chronic course of PTSD. In order to better understand how to intervene on this cycle, the current study aimed to identify factors that could explain risk for externalizing behaviors among trauma-exposed veterans...
May 11, 2017: Personality Disorders
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