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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065953/self-evaluation-of-ethical-review-committees-functioning-at-foundation-university-medical-college-fumc-through-structured-constitution-practice-outcome-cpo-assessment-model
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Sadia Ahsin, Gul E Naghma Saeed
OBJECTIVE: To assess the operational efficiency of the ethical review committee of a medical college. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2012 to 2014. On the basis of literature review, methods for assessment of various features of ethical review committee were studied. A constitution-practice-outcome measurement model for evaluation of ethical review committee assessment process was developed...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051973/legal-blood-alcohol-testing-in-the-u-s-military
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Peter L Platteborze, Kelly W Wilhelms
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze multiple years of legal blood alcohol test (LBAT) results as part of a laboratory process improvement plan. METHODS: We analyzed the LBAT requests received by the Brooke Army Medical Center during calendar years 2013 and 2014. RESULTS: We received 365 samples from 11 installations; 351 were tested and 14 were rejected. Nearly one-third of the tested samples had negligible ethanol levels. One installation was responsible for submitting 10 rejected samples which prompted laboratory intervention...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050623/clinical-relevance-of-the-stopp-start-criteria-in-hip-fracture-patients
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Johan Lönnbro, Susanna M Wallerstedt
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical relevance of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs), identified by the STOPP criteria, and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs), identified by the START criteria, and to identify predictors for clinically relevant PIMs and PPOs. METHODS: The STOPP and START criteria were applied on the medication lists of 200 older hip fracture patients, consecutively recruited to a randomized controlled study in 2009...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048838/su-f-i-36-in-utero-dose-measurements-within-postmortem-subjects-for-estimating-fetal-doses-in-pregnant-patients-examined-with-pulmonary-embolism-trauma-and-appendicitis-ct
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I Lipnharski, N Quails, C Carranza, N Correa, S Bidari, M Bickelhaup, L Rill, M Arreola
PURPOSE: The imaging of pregnant patients is medically necessary in certain clinical situations. The purpose of this work was to directly measure uterine doses in a cadaver scanned with CT protocols commonly performed on pregnant patients in order to estimate fetal dose and assess potential risk. METHOD: One postmortem subject was scanned on a 320-slice CT scanner with standard pulmonary embolism, trauma, and appendicitis protocols. All protocols were performed with the scan parameters and ranges currently used in clinical practice...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048485/su-d-bra-05-time-series-analysis-of-epid-images-to-identify-patients-in-need-of-treatment-adaptation
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L Archambault, O Piron, N Varfalvy
PURPOSE: to evaluate if time series analysis of portal dose images can be used to identify patients undergoing important anatomical changes. METHODS: daily EPID images of every treatment fields were acquired for 48 patients treated for lung cancer. In addition, CBCT were acquired on a regular basis (weekly or biweekly). Gamma analysis was performed relative to the first fraction given that no significant anatomical change was observed on the CBCT of the first fraction compared to the planning CT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047289/tu-ab-bra-11-indications-for-online-adaptive-radiotherapy-based-on-dosimetric-consequences-of-interfractional-pancreas-to-duodenum-motion-in-mri-guided-pancreatic-radiotherapy
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K Mittauer, S Rosenberg, M Geurts, M Bassetti, I Chen, L Henke, J Olsen, R Kashani, A Wojcieszynski, P Harari, Z Labby, P Hill, B Paliwal, P Parikh, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: Dose limiting structures, such as the duodenum, render the treatment of pancreatic cancer challenging. In this multi-institutional study, we assess dosimetric differences caused by interfraction pancreas-to-duodenum motion using MR-IGRT to determine the potential impact of adaptive replanning. METHODS: Ten patients from two institutions undergoing MRI-guided radiotherapy with conventional fractionation (n=5) or SBRT (n=5) for pancreatic cancer were included...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045992/self-care-practices-among-diabetes-patients-in-addis-ababa-a-qualitative-study
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Dagmawit Tewahido, Yemane Berhane
BACKGROUND: Self-care practices that include self-monitoring of blood sugar level, diet management, physical exercise, adherence to medications, and foot care are the cornerstones of diabetes management. However, very little is known about self-care in developing countries where the prevalence of diabetes is increasing. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe self-care practices among individuals with type II diabetes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: A qualitative method was used to gather data from type II diabetes patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039126/are-olympic-athletes-free-from-cardiovascular-diseases-systematic-investigation-in-2352-participants-from-athens-2004-to-sochi-2014
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Antonio Pelliccia, Paolo Emilio Adami, Filippo Quattrini, Maria Rosaria Squeo, Stefano Caselli, Luisa Verdile, Viviana Maestrini, Fernando Di Paolo, Cataldo Pisicchio, Roberto Ciardo, Antonio Spataro
CONTEXT: Olympic athletes represent model of success in our society, by enduring strenuous conditioning programmes and achieving astonishing performances. They also raise scientific and clinical interest, with regard to medical care and prevalence of cardiovascular (CV) abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the prevalence and type of CV abnormalities in this selected athlete's cohort. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 2352 Olympic athletes, mean age 25±6, 64% men, competing in 31 summer or 15 winter sports, were examined with history, physical examination, 12-lead and exercise ECG and echocardiography...
December 30, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009699/a-6-year-case-control-study-of-the-presentation-and-clinical-sequelae-for-noninflicted-negligent-and-inflicted-pediatric-burns
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Zachary J Collier, Veena Ramaiah, Jill C Glick, Lawrence J Gottlieb
Inflicted burns are one of the leading causes of abuse-related fatalities in children. Between 30 and 60% of children accidentally returned to abusive homes suffer reabuse. Given the high chance for abuse recurrence and the associated morbidity/mortality, it is critical that inflicted burns are promptly identified to guide appropriate medical and child welfare management. Although previous studies proposed historical and mechanistic features using noncomparative or poorly powered data, this study utilized comparative data from a 6-year period (2009-2014) at a certified burn center along with expert analysis from Child Advocacy and Protective Services (CAPS) to provide higher level evidence supporting classical findings while elucidating new features with respect to burn severity and required interventions...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989851/endoscopic-bariatric-and-metabolic-therapy-surgical-analogues-and-mechanisms-of-action
#10
REVIEW
Pichamol Jirapinyo, Christopher C Thompson
Obesity is a worsening pandemic with numerous related comorbid illnesses. Conservative management including lifestyle modification and medications have limited efficacy. In contradistinction, bariatric surgery is effective, however, with substantial cost and non-negligible morbidity and mortality. As such, a small percentage of eligible patients undergo surgery. Over the past decade, endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) have been introduced as a less invasive option for the treatment of obesity and its related comorbid illnesses...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983597/antibiofilm-activity-of-plant-polyphenols
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REVIEW
Lívia Slobodníková, Silvia Fialová, Katarína Rendeková, Ján Kováč, Pavel Mučaji
In the history of human medicine, antibiotics represent epochal examples of medical progress. However, with an approaching antibiotic crisis due to the emergence and extensive spread of antimicrobial resistance among bacterial agents, as well as to increasing number of patients with chronic and recalcitrant bacterial biofilm-associated infections, the naturally occurring molecules may become new sources of antibacterial and antibiofilm drugs for clinical usage. Polyphenols represent a class of plant natural products which are important in plant defense against microbial pathogens...
December 13, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935808/evidence-on-methylphenidate-in-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd-is-in-fact-of-very-low-quality
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O J Storebø, M Zwi, H B Krogh, C R Moreira-Maia, M Holmskov, D Gillies, C Groth, E Simonsen, C Gluud
Banaschewski and colleagues from the European Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) guideline group make a number of critical comments regarding our systematic review on methylphenidate for children and adolescents with ADHD. In this article, we present our views, showing that our trial selection was not flawed and was undertaken with scientific justification. Similarly, our data collection and interpretation was systematic and correct. We have followed a sound methodology for assessing risk of bias and our conclusions are not misleading...
November 2016: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923728/a-clinical-prediction-model-to-assess-risk-for-pancreatic-cancer-among-patients-with-new-onset-diabetes
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Ben Boursi, Brian Finkelman, Bruce J Giantonio, Kevin Haynes, Anil K Rustgi, Andrew D Rhim, Ronac Mamtani, Yu-Xiao Yang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Approximately 50% of all patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) develop diabetes mellitus before their cancer diagnosis. Screening individuals with new-onset diabetes might therefore allow earlier diagnosis of PDA. We sought to develop and validate a PDA risk prediction model to identify high-risk individuals among those with new-onset diabetes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in a population representative database from the UK...
December 3, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916471/the-efficacy-of-faropenem-for-patients-with-acute-cystitis-caused-by%C3%A2-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli
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Keiko Fujino, Yoshiki Hiyama, Teruhisa Uehara, Koji Ichihara, Jiro Hashimoto, Satoshi Fujii, Masaaki Shinagawa, Satoshi Takahashi, Naoya Masumori
The number of patients with acute cystitis caused by extended spectrum β lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) is increasing gradually. Although it is reported that ESBL-producing E. coli are sensitive to faropenem (FRPM), there are few clinical studies on the efficiency of FRPM against acute cystitis caused by the bacteria. Therefore, we retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of patients with acute cystitis caused by ESBL-producing E. coli who were treated with the oral antimicrobial agent faropenem (FRPM) in our institution from June 2011 to May 2015...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891020/preventing-medico-legal-issues-in-clinical-practice
#15
REVIEW
Bevinahalli N Raveesh, Ragavendra B Nayak, Shivakumar F Kumbar
The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions in the world. The practice of medicine is capable of rendering noble service to humanity provided due care, sincerity, efficiency, and professional skill is observed by the doctors. However, today, the patient-doctor relationship has almost diminished its fiduciary character and has become more formal and structured. Doctors are no longer regarded as infallible and beyond questioning. Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business, and the medical profession is increasingly being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870692/wide-variation-of-surgical-cost-in-the-treatment-of-periarticular-lower-extremity-injuries-between-6-fellowship-trained-trauma-surgeons
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Robert J Wetzel, Laurence B Kempton, Edwin S Lee, Michael Zlowodzki, Todd O McKinley, Walter W Virkus
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that negligible surgical material cost variation exists between traumatolgists for treatment of bimalleolar ankle and bicondylar tibial plateau fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective medical record review. SETTING: Academic level 1 Trauma Center; 2-year period. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Current Procedure Terminology codes for open treatment of bimalleolar ankle and bicondylar tibial plateau fractures identified patients...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857644/overview-of-ethno-folkloric-burns-in-the-republic-of-slovenia
#17
A Stritar, A Brčić, F Drnovšek, V Malvasio
The article describes typical folkloric- and ethnographic-related burns/scalds in Slovenia. All of the mentioned burns/scalds derive from the life of a nation, and are primarily a result of specific customs, traditions and activities carried out in a rural environment. Prolonged periods of lying on a hot tiled wood burner results in deep contact burns. The preparation work for pig slaughtering ('koline') is dangerous due to the large quantities of boiling water required for the slaughter process and meat production technology...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848008/-preoperative-therapy-switch-before-glaucoma-filtration-surgery-influence-of-the-systemic-antiglaucomatous-and-local-antiphlogistic-therapy-on-the-intraocular-pressure
#18
I Oberacher-Velten, F Zeman, F Lehmann, T Barth, P Peters, H Helbig, R Greslechner
BACKGROUND: The preoperative switch from local to systemic antiglaucomatous therapy and the additional application of local antiphlogistic drugs represents an important component of perioperative wound healing modulation within the framework of glaucoma filtration surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) under a maximum local and oral antiglaucomatous therapy with or without additional application of local steroids...
November 15, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815987/self-reported-exposure-to-severe-events-on-the-labour-ward-among-swedish-midwives-and-obstetricians-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
#19
Åsa Wahlberg, Magna Andreen Sachs, Kerstin Bergh Johannesson, Gunilla Hallberg, Maria Jonsson, Agneta Skoog Svanberg, Ulf Högberg
BACKGROUND: The process of delivery entails potentially traumatic events in which the mother or child becomes injured or dies. Midwives and obstetricians are sometimes responsible for these events and can be negatively affected by them as well as by the resulting investigation or complaints procedure (clinical negligence). OBJECTIVE: To assess the self-reported exposure rate of severe events among midwives and obstetricians on the delivery ward and the cumulative risk by professional years and subsequent investigations and complaints...
January 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786151/epidemiology-of-depression-with-psychotic-experiences-and-its-association-with-chronic-physical-conditions-in-47-low-and-middle-income-countries
#20
A Koyanagi, H Oh, B Stubbs, J M Haro, J E DeVylder
BACKGROUND: The co-existence of depression and psychotic experiences (PEs) is associated with more pronounced adverse health outcomes compared to depression alone. However, data on its prevalence and correlates are lacking in the general adult population, and there is no published data on its association with chronic physical conditions. METHOD: Cross-sectional, community-based data from 201 337 adults aged ⩾18 years from 47 low- and middle-income countries from the World Health Survey were analyzed...
October 27, 2016: Psychological Medicine
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