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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027632/let-us-talk-about-eggs-professional-resistance-to-elective-egg-vitrification-and-gendered-medical-paternalism
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Judit Sándor, Lilla Vicsek, Zsófia Bauer
In this paper, by applying a feminist bioethical perspective, we identify a new form of medical paternalism that still shapes contemporary legal policies on human egg cryopreservation performed without medical reasons. The fear of negligent, careless women who opt to delay their pregnancy for mere convenience is a widely known gender biased stereotype. Nevertheless, the opinions and judgments of medical professionals on this issue have not yet been sufficiently explored by in-depth research. In this essay, therefore, first we look at the broader bioethical, legal, and social aspects of human egg cryopreservation...
October 13, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016595/reporting-of-medical-errors-in-autopsied-cases
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Bikash Sah, B N Yadav, Shivendra Jha, Ashok Ayer, Ajay Kumar Yadav
This report describes the cases autopsied at B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences- Nepal, during the period of two years in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard practice causing the death of the patient. Postmortem examination provides an opportunity to find out the actual cause of death in which the cause of death is suspicious. Sometimes the cause of death found through postmortem examination is different from the clinical cause of death. The autopsy finding on the cause of death will help doctors even to think about unusual conditions that lead to death and hence apply preventive measures for those unusual conditions...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976414/adjuvant-stromal-amphotericin-b-injection-for-late-onset-dmek-infection
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Elmer Y Tu, Parag A Majmudar
PURPOSE: To report the successful medical management of a late-onset Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)-related interface infection. METHODS: A case of DMEK endothelial keratoplasty-related infection treated with intrastromal antifungal injection was identified. The following information was collected: demographic data, surgical indications, donor rim cultures, donor mate outcomes, clinical course, diagnostic tests, and clinical outcome. RESULTS: A DMEK patient developed a single infiltrate approximately 1 month after uncomplicated DMEK...
October 2, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972384/clinical-care-for-an-aging-population
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Elisa M Chávez, Amruta Hendre
Pathologic changes in the oral cavity can portend the presence of systemic diseases and result in poor oral health and tooth loss, which are commonly symbolic of aging. Systemic diseases can have direct and indirect effects on oral health, and, likewise, poor oral health can impact general health and wellbeing. Negligence in oral care results in the accumulation of dental plaque and calculus, which eventually contributes to the onset of dental caries, periodontal disease, halitosis, tooth loss, and, ultimately, diminished oral function...
October 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953945/incidence-and-clinical-features-of-the-incidentally-found-vascular-stump-thrombus-during-routine-follow-up-after-oncologic-lung-surgery
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Mi Hyoung Moon, Kyongmin Sarah Beck, Young Kyu Moon, Jae Kil Park, Sook Whan Sung
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the incidence and clinical features of vascular stump thrombus after oncologic lung surgery. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of records from our institutional database dated between 2009 and 2016 was performed. Data regarding demographics, clinical presentation, medication use, operative findings, pathology, and radiologic findings were retrieved. RESULTS: The study cohort consisted of 648 oncologic surgeries for primary lung cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939735/the-elusive-standard-of-care
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Brian K Cooke, Elizabeth Worsham, Gary M Reisfield
In medical negligence cases, the forensic expert must explain to a trier of fact what a defendant physician should have done, or not done, in a specific set of circumstances and whether the physician's conduct constitutes a breach of duty. The parameters of the duty are delineated by the standard of care. Many facets of the standard of care have been well explored in the literature, but gaps remain in a complete understanding of this concept. We examine the standard of care, its origins, and who determines the prevailing standard, beginning with an overview of the historical roots of the standard of care and, using case law, tracing its evolution from the 19th century through the early 21st century...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869432/validation-of-a-computational-knee-joint-model-using-an-alignment-method-for-the-knee-laxity-test-and-computed-tomography
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Kyoung-Tak Kang, Sung-Hwan Kim, Juhyun Son, Young Han Lee, Yong-Gon Koh
BACKGROUND: Computational models have been identified as efficient techniques in the clinical decision-making process. However, computational model was validated using published data in most previous studies, and the kinematic validation of such models still remains a challenge. Recently, studies using medical imaging have provided a more accurate visualization of knee joint kinematics. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to perform kinematic validation for the subject-specific computational knee joint model by comparison with subject's medical imaging under identical laxity condition...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869382/our-experience-with-the-use-of-40-benzoic-acid-for-necrectomy-in-deep-burns
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Z Jelínková, Y Kaloudová, H Řihová, I Suchánek, P Brychta
INTRODUCTION: Chemical necrectomy of deep burns using 40% benzoic acid has been used extensively by the Department of Burns and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital since its establishment in 1982. In spite of definite advantages for the patient and medical staff, hard data concerning benzoic acid absorption through skin necrosis and patient safety was missing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 22 burn patients in collaboration with the University Hospital Brno, Department of Clinical Biochemistry...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852790/informed-consent-checklists-for-midurethral-slings-a-common-sense-approach
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G Alessandro Digesu, Steven Swift, Victoria Handley
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Following the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) warning about the use of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and the use of single-incision slings to treat incontinence, the number of lawsuits for medical negligence regarding the use of any polypropylene mesh in the vagina has increased tremendously. METHODS: This same FDA document did not question the use of polypropylene midurethral slings and polypropylene for sacrocolpopexies...
August 29, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843601/preliminary-evaluation-of-uf-5000-body-fluid-mode-for-automated-cerebrospinal-fluid-cell-counting
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Michela Seghezzi, Barbara Manenti, Giulia Previtali, Maria Grazia Alessio, Paola Dominoni, Sabrina Buoro
BACKGROUND: Cellular analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) provides important diagnostic information in various medical conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of Sysmex UF-5000 body fluid mode in cytometric analysis of CSF compared to Light Microscopic (LM). METHODS: Eighty-one consecutive CSF samples were analyzed by UF-5000 body fluid mode and by LM. The study also included the evaluation of: limit of Blank (LoB), limit of Detection (LoD), limit of Quantitation (LoQ), carryover and linearity...
October 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801473/type-2-diabetes-in-the-real-world-the-elusive-nature-of-glycemic-control
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Steven V Edelman, William H Polonsky
Despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of over 40 new treatment options for type 2 diabetes since 2005, the latest data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that the proportion of patients achieving glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) <7.0% (<53 mmol/mol) remains around 50%, with a negligible decline between the periods 2003-2006 and 2011-2014. The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set reports even more alarming rates, with only about 40% and 30% of patients achieving HbA1c <7...
August 11, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792819/clinical-negligence-litigation-balancing-the-interests
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John Tingle
John Tingle, Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Trent University, discusses a recent report by the Medical Protection Society on the need to control the costs of clinical negligence litigation.
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780202/tailor-made-ge-doped-silica-glass-for-clinical-diagnostic-x-ray-dosimetry
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Amjad Alyahyawi, T Jupp, M Alkhorayef, D A Bradley
In the modern clinical practice of diagnostic radiology there is a growing demand for radiation dosimetry, it also being recognized that with increasing use of X-ray examinations additional population dose will result, accompanied by an additional albeit low potential for genetic consequences. At the doses typical of diagnostic radiology there is also a low statistical risk for cancer induction; in adhering to best practice, to be also implied is a low but non-negligible potential for deterministic sensitive organ responses, including in regard to the skin and eyes...
July 22, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764713/non-iterative-geometric-approach-for-inverse-kinematics-of-redundant-lead-module-in-a-radiosurgical-snake-like-robot
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Olatunji Mumini Omisore, Shipeng Han, Lingxue Ren, Nannan Zhang, Kamen Ivanov, Ahmed Elazab, Lei Wang
BACKGROUND: Snake-like robot is an emerging form of serial-link manipulator with the morphologic design of biological snakes. The redundant robot can be used to assist medical experts in accessing internal organs with minimal or no invasion. Several snake-like robotic designs have been proposed for minimal invasive surgery, however, the few that were developed are yet to be fully explored for clinical procedures. This is due to lack of capability for full-fledged spatial navigation. In rare cases where such snake-like designs are spatially flexible, there exists no inverse kinematics (IK) solution with both precise control and fast response...
August 1, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731391/malpractice-litigation-following-spine-surgery
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Alan H Daniels, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, J Mason DePasse, Bielinsky A Brea, Mark A Palumbo
OBJECTIVE Adverse events related to spine surgery sometimes lead to litigation. Few studies have evaluated the association between spine surgical complications and medical malpractice proceedings, outcomes, and awards. The aim of this study was to identify the most frequent causes of alleged malpractice in spine surgery and to gain insight into patient demographic and clinical characteristics associated with medical negligence litigation. METHODS A search for "spine surgery" spanning February 1988 to May 2015 was conducted utilizing the medicolegal research service VerdictSearch (ALM Media Properties, LLC)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718236/dose-comparison-and-side-effect-profile-of-metformin-extended-release-versus-metformin-immediate-release
#17
Maliha Hameed, Khurshid Khan, Sadia Salman, Nasir Mehmood
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus type 2 is very common worldwide, with majority of cases in Asia Pacific region. Metformin is the first line therapy, along with lifestyle modification for all type 2 diabetics as recommended by ADA. Metformin is available as conventional Metformin Immediate Release (MIR) and Metformin Extended Release (MXR). Metformin XR has better gastrointestinal tolerability and fewer side effects as compared to Metformin IR, with similar efficacy regarding anti-hyperglycaemic effects...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692857/modelling-and-extraction-of-pulsatile-radial-distension-and-compression-motion-for-automatic-vessel-segmentation-from-video
#18
Alborz Amir-Khalili, Ghassan Hamarneh, Rafeef Abugharbieh
Identification of vascular structures from medical images is integral to many clinical procedures. Most vessel segmentation techniques ignore the characteristic pulsatile motion of vessels in their formulation. In a recent effort to automatically segment vessels that are hidden under fat, we motivated the use of the magnitude of local pulsatile motion extracted from surgical endoscopic video. In this article we propose a new approach that leverages the local orientation, in addition to magnitude of motion, and demonstrate that the extended computation and utilization of motion vectors can improve the segmentation of vascular structures...
June 29, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685035/initiating-a-participatory-action-research-process-in-the-agincourt-health-and-socio-demographic-surveillance-site
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Oghenebrume Wariri, Lucia D'Ambruoso, Rhian Twine, Sizzy Ngobeni, Maria van der Merwe, Barry Spies, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Ryan G Wagner, Peter Byass
BACKGROUND: Despite progressive health policy, disease burdens in South Africa remain patterned by deeply entrenched social inequalities. Accounting for the relationships between context, health and risk can provide important information for equitable service delivery. The aims of the research were to initiate a participatory research process with communities in a low income setting and produce evidence of practical relevance. METHODS: We initiated a participatory action research (PAR) process in the Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance site (HDSS) in rural north-east South Africa...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666044/electronic-health-record-implementation-is-associated-with-a-negligible-change-in-outpatient-volume-and-billing
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Matthew L Webb, Daniel D Bohl, Jennifer M Fischer, Andre M Samuel, Adam M Lukasiewicz, Bryce A Basques, Jonathan N Grauer
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act mandated that hospitals begin using electronic health records (EHRs). To investigate potential up-coding, we reviewed billing data for changes in patient volumes and up-coding around the time of EHR implementation at our academic medical center. We identified all new, consultation, and return outpatient visits on a monthly basis in the general internal medicine and orthopedics departments at our center. We compared the volume of patient visits and the level of billing coding in these 2 departments before and after their transitions to ambulatory EHRs...
May 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
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