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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168011/pediatric-prolactinoma-initial-presentation-treatment-and-long-term-prognosis
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Anika Hoffmann, Sarah Adelmann, Kristin Lohle, Alexander Claviez, Hermann L Müller
Prolactinoma is a rare pituitary adenoma secreting prolactin. Studies on diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis in pediatric prolactinoma patients are rare. We analyzed clinical presentation, response to treatment, and prognosis of 27 pediatric prolactinoma patients (10 m/17 f. based on patients' records. Tumors included 6 microadenomas (tumor volume: median 0.2 cm(3), range 0.01-0.4 cm(3); serum prolactin at diagnosis: median 101 ng/ml, range 33-177 ng/ml), 15 macroadenomas (volume: median 3.3 cm(3), range 0...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165627/health-literacy-and-patient-outcomes-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review
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Dominic M Taylor, Simon Fraser, Chris Dudley, Gabriel C Oniscu, Charles Tomson, Rommel Ravanan, Paul Roderick
Background: Limited health literacy affects 25% of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and may reduce self-management skills resulting in poorer clinical outcomes. By disproportionately affecting people with low socio-economic status and non-white ethnicity, limited health literacy may promote health inequity. Methods: We performed a systematic review of quantitative studies of health literacy and clinical outcomes among adults with CKD. Results: A total of 29 studies (13 articles; 16 conference abstracts) were included...
November 20, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165605/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-neurosurgery-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Prajwal Ghimire, Harutomo Hasegawa, Nida Kalyal, Victoria Hurwitz, Keyoumars Ashkan
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) play an important role in the evaluation of health outcomes, quality of life, and satisfaction, and have been successfully utilized in many areas of clinical medicine and surgical practice. The prevalence of PROMs in neurosurgery is not known. OBJECTIVE: To review the PROMs that have been utilized in the published neurosurgery literature to date. METHODS: Articles were searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, HMIC Health Management Information Consortium, PsycARTICLES, and PsycINFO using search terms related to neurosurgery and PROMs, published from 1806 to August 2016...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161903/spatial-resolution-measurements-using-radia-diagnostic-software-with-sedentexct-image-quality-phantom-in-cone-beam-ct-for-dental-use
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Hiroshi Watanabe, Yoshikazu Nomura, Ami Kuribayashi, Tohru Kurabayashi
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to employ the Radia diagnostic software with the Safety and Efficacy of a New Emerging Dental X-ray Modality (SEDENTEXCT) image quality (IQ) phantom in computed tomography (CT), and to evaluate its validity. METHODS: The SEDENTEXCT IQ phantom and Radia diagnostic software were employed. The phantom was scanned using one medical full-body CT and two dento-maxillo-facial cone beam CTs. The obtained images were imported to the Radia software, and the spatial resolution outputs were evaluated...
November 21, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159756/patient-provider-communication-and-health-outcomes-among-individuals-with-hepato-pancreato-biliary-disease-in-the-usa
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Qinyu Chen, Eliza W Beal, Eric B Schneider, Victor Okunrintemi, Xu-Feng Zhang, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Patient-provider communication (PPC) is utilized as a value-based metric in pay-for-performance programs. We sought to evaluate the association of PPC with patient-reported health outcomes, as well as healthcare resource utilization among a nationally representative cohort of patients with hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) diagnoses. METHODS: Patients with HPB diseases were identified from the 2008-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey cohort. A weighted PPC composite score was categorized using the responses from the CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey as optimal, average, or poor...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159605/outcomes-of-emergency-laparotomy-el-care-protocol-at-tertiary-care-center-from-low-middle-income-country-lmic
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Nitin Vashistha, Dinesh Singhal, Sandeep Budhiraja, Bharat Aggarwal, Raj Tobin, Kamal Fotedar
BACKGROUND: Emergency laparotomy mortality ranges between 10 and 20% in best of Western healthcare systems and is currently a major focus for quality improvement programs. In contrast, emergency surgery scenario in LMIC is largely undefined, often neglected and complex (large burden of diseases but only limited capacity for adequate treatment). We evaluated the efficacy of 'EL care protocol' aimed at cost-effective optimal utilization of best available local expertise and infrastructure...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159555/use-of-a-hands-free-instantaneous-closed-loop-communication-device-improves-perception-of-communication-and-workflow-integration-in-an-academic-teaching-hospital-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Z Fang, Teja Patil, Ilana Belitskaya-Levy, Marianne Yeung, Keith Posley, Nazima Allaudeen
Efficient and effective communication between providers is critical to quality patient care within a hospital system. Hands free communication devices (HFCD) allow instantaneous, closed-loop communication between physicians and other members of a multidisciplinary team, providing a communication advantage over traditional pager systems. HFCD have been shown to decrease emergency room interruptions, improve nursing communication, improve speed of information flow, and eliminate health care waste. We evaluated the integration of an HFCD with an existing alphanumeric paging system on an acute inpatient medicine service...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158691/project-for-the-introduction-of-prehospital-analgesia-with-fentanyl-and-morphine-administered-by-specially-trained-paramedics-in-a-rural-service-area-in-germany
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Maximilian Scharonow, Timo Alberding, Wolfgang Oltmanns, Christian Weilbach
Background: In patients with serious illness or trauma, reduction of severe pain is a key therapeutic goal of emergency medical service (EMS) teams. In Germany, only physicians are allowed to use opioid analgesics. In the rural EMS area studied, the mean arrival time for paramedics is 8 minutes, 23 seconds, and for the rescue physician between 10 minutes, 30 seconds and 16 minutes, 59 seconds, depending on EMS site. In cases of parallel callouts, rescue-physician arrival times may be considerably longer...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158243/point-of-care-lactate-testing-for-sepsis-at-presentation-to-health-care-a-systematic-review-of-patient-outcomes
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Elizabeth Morris, David McCartney, Daniel Lasserson, Ann Van den Bruel, Rebecca Fisher, Gail Hayward
BACKGROUND: Lactate is measured in hospital settings to identify patients with sepsis and severe infections, and to guide initiation of early treatment. Point-of-care technology could facilitate measurement of lactate by clinicians in the community. However, there has been little research into its utility in these environments. AIM: To investigate the effect of using point-of-care lactate at presentation to health care on mortality and other clinical outcomes, in patients presenting with acute infections...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158035/infant-chest-compression-quality-a-video-based-comparison-of-two-thumb-versus-one-hand-technique-in-the-emergency-department
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Hye Young Jang, Heather Wolfe, Ting-Chang Hsieh, Mary Kate Abbadessa, Sage Myers, Vinay Nadkarni, Aaron Donoghue
AIM: To use video review to compare CC quality between 2-thumb encircling (2T) and one-hand anterior (1H) hand position in infants receiving CPR. METHODS: Events where an infant received >2minutes of CC using a CPR monitor device while videorecorded were included. CC were measured in segments provided by a single compressor; segment duration, identity of the compressor, and hand position (2T vs 1H) was determined from video review. CC rate and depth were measured by the monitor device...
November 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157494/plant-metabolism-as-studied-by-nmr-spectroscopy
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REVIEW
Catherine Deborde, Annick Moing, Léa Roch, Daniel Jacob, Dominique Rolin, Patrick Giraudeau
The study of plant metabolism impacts a broad range of domains such as plant cultural practices, plant breeding, human or animal nutrition, phytochemistry and green biotechnologies. Plant metabolites are extremely diverse in terms of structure or compound families as well as concentrations. This review attempts to illustrate how NMR spectroscopy, with its broad variety of experimental approaches, has contributed widely to the study of plant primary or specialized metabolism in very diverse ways. The review presents recent developments of one-dimensional and multi-dimensional NMR methods to study various aspects of plant metabolism...
November 2017: Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155342/predictors-before-and-after-multimodal-rehabilitation-for-pain-acceptance-and-engagement-in-activities-at-a-one-year-follow-up-for-patients-with-whiplash-associated-disorders-wad-a-study-based-on-the-swedish-quality-registry-for-pain-rehabilitation-sqrp
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Anne Söderlund, Monika Löfgren, Britt-Marie Stålnacke
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that pain acceptance strategies related to psychological flexibility are important in the presence of chronic musculoskeletal pain. However, the predictors of these strategies have not been studied extensively in patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to predict chronic pain acceptance and engagement in activities at one-year follow-up with pain intensity, fear of movement, perceived responses from significant others, outcome expectancies, and demographic variables in patients with WAD before and after multimodal rehabilitation (MMR)...
November 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153160/a-100-year-review-calf-nutrition-and-management
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A F Kertz, T M Hill, J D Quigley, A J Heinrichs, J G Linn, J K Drackley
The first calf paper, published in the May 1919 issue of the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), described factors affecting birth body weight of different breeds of calves. Other studies were done on nonmilk ingredients, growth charts were developed, and early weaning was followed to conserve milk fed to calves. Calf papers did not report use of statistics to control or record variation or to determine whether treatment means were different. Many experiments were more observational than comparative. Typically fewer than 5 calves, and sometimes 1 or 2 calves, were used per treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153005/screening-for-delirium-development-and-validation-of-the-buffalo-delirium-scale-for-use-in-a-home-based-hospice-setting
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Jennifer M Breier, Scott T Meier, Christopher W Kerr, Scott T Wright, Pei C Grant, Rachel M Depner
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a challenging occurrence among people at end of life. It can be difficult to detect and treat because of its episodic nature. The Buffalo Delirium Scale (BDS) was designed to identify risk factors for hospice patients in the prodromal stage of delirium. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of items assessing delirium risk factors related to cognitive problems, psychological distress, and sleep problems. METHODS: Hospice nursing staff assessed patients with the 11-item BDS over a 6-month period as part of standard weekly visits to monitor for emerging signs of delirium, for example, sleep patterns, cognition, and behavior...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152231/does-penile-rehabilitation-have-a-role-in-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-following-radical-prostatectomy
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REVIEW
Gideon Blecher, Khaled Almekaty, Odunayo Kalejaiye, Suks Minhas
In men undergoing radical treatment for prostate cancer, erectile function is one of the most important health-related quality-of-life outcomes influencing patient choice in treatment. Penile rehabilitation has emerged as a therapeutic measure to prevent erectile dysfunction and expedite return of erectile function after radical prostatectomy. Penile rehabilitation involves a program designed to increase the likelihood of return to baseline-level erectile function, as opposed to treatment, which implies the therapeutic treatment of symptoms, a key component of post-radical prostatectomy management...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151558/-a-comparison-of-hospice-care-research-topics-between-korea-and-other-countries-using-text-network-analysis
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Eun Jun Park, Youngji Kim, Chan Sook Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify and compare hospice care research topics between Korean and international nursing studies using text network analysis. METHODS: The study was conducted in four steps: 1) collecting abstracts of relevant journal articles, 2) extracting and cleaning keywords (semantic morphemes) from the abstracts, 3) developing co-occurrence matrices and text-networks of keywords, and 4) analyzing network-related measures including degree centrality, closeness centrality, betweenness centrality, and clustering using the NetMiner program...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151048/early-vasopressor-use-following-traumatic-injury-a-systematic-review
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Mathieu Hylands, Augustin Toma, Nicolas Beaudoin, Anne Julie Frenette, Frédérick D'Aragon, Émilie Belley-Côté, Emmanuel Charbonney, Morten Hylander Møller, Jon Henrik Laake, Per Olav Vandvik, Reed Alexander Siemieniuk, Bram Rochwerg, François Lauzier, Robert S Green, Ian Ball, Damon Scales, Srinivas Murthy, Joey S W Kwong, Gordon Guyatt, Sandro Rizoli, Pierre Asfar, François Lamontagne
OBJECTIVES: Current guidelines suggest limiting the use of vasopressors following traumatic injury; however, wide variations in practice exist. Although excessive vasoconstriction may be harmful, these agents may help reduce administration of potentially harmful resuscitation fluids. This systematic review aims to compare early vasopressor use to standard resuscitation in adults with trauma-induced shock. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, ClinicalTrials...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150972/patient-level-factors-and-the-quality-of-care-delivered-in-pediatric-emergency-departments
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James P Marcin, Patrick S Romano, Parul Dayal, Madan Dharmar, James M Chamberlain, Nanette Dudley, Charles G Macias, Lise E Nigrovic, Elizabeth C Powell, Alexander J Rogers, Meridith Sonnett, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth R Alpern, Rebecca Andrews-Dickert, Dominic A Borgialli, Erika Sidney, T Charles Casper, J Michael Dean, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVE: Quality of care delivered to adult patients in the emergency department (ED) is often associated with demographic and clinical factors such as a patient's race/ethnicity and insurance status. We sought to determine whether the quality of care delivered to children in the ED was associated with a variety of patient-level factors. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational cohort study. Pediatric patients (<18 years) who received care between January 2011 and December 2011 at one of twelve EDs participating in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) were included...
November 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150509/the-tape-measure-protein-is-involved-in-the-heat-stability-of-lactococcus-lactis-phages
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Hany Geagea, Simon J Labrie, Muriel Subirade, Sylvain Moineau
Virulent lactococcal phages are still a major risk for milk fermentation processes as they may lead to slowdowns and low quality fermented dairy products, particularly cheeses. Some of the phage control strategies used by the industry rely on heat treatments. Recently, a few Lactococcus lactis phages were found to be highly thermo-resistant. To identify the genetic determinant(s) responsible for the thermal resistance of lactococcal phages, we used the virulent phage CB14 (sk1virus/936 group) to select for phage mutants with increased heat stability...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150316/low-threshold-extended-release-naltrexone-for-high-utilizers-of-public-services-with-severe-alcohol-use-disorder-a-pilot-study
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Shannon Smith-Bernardin, Chris Rowe, Emily Behar, Michelle Geier, Stuart Washington, Glenn-Milo Santos, Jason Euren, Judith Martin, Alice Gleghorn, Phillip O Coffin
Extended-release naltrexone (XRNTX) is an effective treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). We sought to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of XRNTX delivered as a stand-alone service to persons with severe AUD who are high utilizers of multiple urgent and emergency medical services (HUMS). Of 15 HUMS persons with severe AUD selected based on chart review, 11 agreed to participate. Participants received a mean of 4.5 injections (range 2-7). Modest benefits from XRNTX were observed in terms of patients' Urge-to-Drink Score and the costs of emergency medical services utilized...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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