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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811738/predictors-of-retention-among-african-americans-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-test-the-healthy-eating-and-active-living-in-the-spirit-heals-intervention
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Oluwole A Babatunde, Swann Arp Adams, Michael D Wirth, Jan M Eberth, Jameson Sofge, Seul Ki Choi, Brook E Harmon, Lisa Davis, Ruby Drayton, Thomas G Hurley, Heather M Brandt, Cheryl A Armstead, James R Hébert
INTRODUCTION: Retention of racial/ethnic minority groups into research trials is necessary to fully understand and address health disparities. This study was conducted to identify participants' characteristics associated with retention of African Americans (AAs) in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a behavioral intervention. METHODS: Using data from an RCT conducted from 2009 to 2012 among AAs, participant-level factors were examined for associations with retention between three measurement points (ie, baseline, 3-month, and 12-month)...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807841/racial-disparity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-risk
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REVIEW
Hassan Ashktorab, Sonia S Kupfer, Hassan Brim, John M Carethers
Cancer from the gastrointestinal tract and its associated excretory organs will occur in over 300,000 Americans in 2017, with colorectal cancer responsible for over forty percent of that burden; there will be over 150,000 deaths from this group of cancers in the same time period. Disparities among subgroups related to these cancers' incidence and mortality exist. The epidemiology and risk factors associated with each cancer bear out differences for racial groups in the United States. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is more frequent in Non-Hispanic Whites, whereas esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with risk factors of tobacco and alcohol is more frequent among Blacks...
August 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805942/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-abnormally-invasive-placenta-a-population-based-record-linkage-study
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Heather J Baldwin, Jillian A Patterson, Tanya A Nippita, Siranda Torvaldsen, Ibinabo Ibiebele, Judy M Simpson, Jane B Ford
INTRODUCTION: Abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) involves abnormal adherence of the placenta to the myometrium, and is associated with severe pregnancy complications such as blood transfusion and hysterectomy. Knowledge of outcomes has been limited by small sample sizes and a focus on maternal rather than neonatal outcomes. This study uses population-level data collected over ten years to investigate maternal and neonatal outcomes and trends in incidence of AIP (also known as placenta accreta, increta and percreta)...
August 14, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805139/mental-representation-of-fractions-it-all-depends-on-whether-they-are-common-or-uncommon
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Fuchang Liu
This study examined whether common and uncommon fractions are mentally represented differently and whether common ones are used in accessing the magnitudes of uncommon ones. In Experiments 1 and 2, college education majors, most of whom were female, Caucasian, and in their early 20s, made comparisons involving common and uncommon fractions. In Experiment 3, participants were presented with comparison tasks involving uncommon fractions and asked to describe the strategies which they used in making such comparisons...
August 13, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803827/caring-for-the-caregiver-supporting-families-of-youth-with-special-health-care-needs
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Mariecel Pilapil, Daniel J Coletti, Cindy Rabey, David DeLaet
Caregivers of youth with special health care needs (YSHCN) are a critical part of the health care team. It is important for pediatric providers to be cognizant of the burden and strain caregiving can create. This article will discuss the health, psychological, social, and financial effects of caregiving, as well as strategies to screen for caregiver strain among families of YSHCN. Caregivers of YSHCN, for example, are more likely to report poor health status and demonstrate higher rates of depression and anxiety...
August 10, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803520/probable-rivaroxaban-induced-full-body-rash-a-case-report
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Evan Sasson, Marian James, Mark Russell, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Rivaroxaban is a novel oral anticoagulant with several indications, one of which is for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. We present a case of probable rivaroxaban-induced rash. CASE SUMMARY: A 79-year-old female with a medical history of atrial fibrillation experienced a stroke, after which she was prescribed rivaroxaban 20 mg. After several days, she developed a rash requiring admission to the emergency department and several days of treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802364/the-reliability-of-flexible-nasolaryngoscopy-in-the-identification-of-vocal-fold-movement-impairment-in-young-infants
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Yi-Chun Carol Liu, Tyler McElwee, Mary Musso, Tara L Rosenberg, Julina Ongkasuwan
OBJECTIVE: Flexible nasolaryngoscopy (FNL) is considered the gold standard for evaluation of vocal fold mobility but there has been no data on the reliability of interpretation in the infant population. Visualization may be limited by excessive movement, secretions, or floppy supraglottic structures that prevent accurate diagnosis of vocal fold movement impairment (VFMI). We sought to evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of FNL for the evaluation of VFMI in young infants. STUDY TYPE: Case-control...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800805/drugs-of-abuse
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REVIEW
Evaristo Akerele, Tolu Olupona
Drug abuse and its consequences remain a significant public health issue. An increasing number of individuals are present in the emergency room with life-threatening drug intoxication. It is imperative that emergency room physicians are cognizant of the signs, symptoms, and treatment to improve the chances of early recognition and treatment. As a result, the proportion of lives saved will increase significantly. In this article, we present some of the most prevalent life-threatening drugs that lead to emergency room admission...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782250/meropenem-induced-immune-thrombocytopenia-and-the-diagnostic-process-of-laboratory-testing
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Rong Huang, Guang-Qing Cai, Jun-Hua Zhang, Feng-Xia Liu, Jin-Qi Ma, Hong Liu, Xin-Min Nie, Rong Gui
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced immune thrombocytopenia (DITP) is a serious, life-threatening clinical syndrome, the diagnosis of which is consistently difficult. In this report, we present a case of DITP caused by meropenem that was confirmed by laboratory tests. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old male patient developed severe thrombocytopenia 8 days after the administration of meropenem and cefoperazone-sulbactam. After other causes were ruled out, DITP was suspected. Drug-induced platelet (PLT) antibodies were detected by enzyme immunoassay, flow cytometry, and monoclonal antibody immobilization of PLT antigens (MAIPA)...
August 7, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780224/does-multiple-sclerosis-affect-the-inpatient-perioperative-outcomes-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Jared M Newman, Qais Naziri, Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Thomas J Kryzak, Suparna M Navale, Carlos A Higuera, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of studies evaluating the short-term perioperative outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Therefore, this study evaluated (1) patient factors; and (2) patient outcomes in MS THA patients compared to non-MS THA patients. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2013 identified 5899 MS and 2,723,652 non-MS THA patients. Yearly trends, demographics, and comorbidities were compared, and then non-MS THA patients were matched (3:1) to MS THA patients by age, gender, race, comorbidity score, and surgery year...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764574/designer-drugs-review-and-implications-for-emergency-management
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A Pourmand, M Mazer-Amirshahi, S Chistov, A Li, M Park
In the past 10 years, "designer drugs" such as synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones have emerged and come into widespread use, resulting in more overdose cases involving these new drugs in the United States. Emergency departments regularly treat a diverse array of drug intoxications, and providers must be cognizant of novel drugs of abuse and the associated clinical presentations in order to provide the most appropriate care. This review aims to describe the epidemiology, mechanism of action, clinical presentation, and treatment of intoxication for both the common and newest drugs of abuse...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758563/papillary-fibroelastoma-found-with-transesophageal-echocardiography-after-a-normal-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Andrew G Cook, Omar Viswanath, Jayanand D'Mello
We present the case of a patient with transient ischemic attacks who was being investigated for multiple embolic strokes. Initial workup, including brain computed tomography, computed tomography angiography, and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) were negative for a source until transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) found a mass in the left atrium. The TEE differentiated the mass as a rare cardiac papillary fibroelastoma on the left atrial free wall confirmed by postsurgical pathology. This case highlights the importance of TEE as a diagnostic tool for its ability to more accurately differentiate and characterize the tumor compared with TTE...
September 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757410/massive-vaginal-hematoma-a-complication-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
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Marta Wais, Crystal Chan
BACKGROUND: The rates of serious complications from IVF with transvaginal oocyte retrieval are low. However, as the usage of IVF continues to increase, more complications are presenting to acute care and physicians should be aware of management issues. CASE: A 36-year-old, gravida 4, para 1 woman presented to the emergency department with significant vaginal hemorrhage and severe abdominal pain after undergoing a routine transvaginal oocyte retrieval. She was taken to the operating room and found to have extensive lacerations of the posterior vaginal mucosa and a large vaginal hematoma tracking to the retroperitoneal space...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751551/a-quick-guide-to-effective-grassroots-advocacy-for-scientists
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Kellyann N Jones-Jamtgaard, Connie M Lee
The current political climate in the United States has mobilized scientists to become more cognizant of the need to advocate for sustainable science funding from the federal government and for acceptance of evidence-based policy making that relies on the best available scientific data. Many scientists, however, do not learn about science policy or how to advocate in Washington, D.C., or at the local level as part of their scientific training. Here we explain why science advocacy is important and provide steps on how to get involved by communicating with elected officials and engaging in the local community...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738055/pd-1-inhibitor-therapy-consensus-statement-from-the-faculty-of-the-melanoma-nursing-initiative-on-managing-adverse-events%C3%A2
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Suzanne McGettigan, Krista M Rubin
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitor therapies are now a standard treatment for advanced melanoma and other tumor types. The immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with PD-1 inhibitor therapy are drastically different from the AEs associated with chemotherapy. Because these irAEs reflect immune system activation rather than side effects of therapy, nurses should be cognizant of the range of organ systems potentially affected as well as likely clinical presentations...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727472/relieving-dry-mouth-varying-levels-of-ph-found-in-bottled-water
#16
Bailey Jean Fisher, Angela Spencer, Van Haywood, Gayathri Konchady
It is estimated that 30% of people older than 60 years suffer from hyposalivation or dry mouth. Drinking water frequently has been recommended as a safe, non-pharmacologic way to combat hyposalivation. The saliva in patients with dry mouth is acidic. Beverages consumed daily may have an erosive potential on teeth. The pH and the mineral content of the beverage determine its erosive potential. An acidic beverage, therefore, may have harmful effects on mineralized tooth structures, causing erosion of enamel, dentin, and cementum...
July 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712610/the-hiqa-s-health-technology-assessment-of-breast-screening-highlighting-some-of-the-challenges-posed-by-evaluations-of-screening-programs
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Conor Teljeur, Patrick Moran, Patricia Harrington, Máirín Ryan
A review of the Health Information and Quality Authority's (HIQA) assessment of breast cancer surveillance cancer criticized how the results were presented and interpreted. The health technology assessment (HTA) investigated surveillance options for women aged less than 50 years who were at elevated risk of breast cancer. Surveillance strategies using digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, or a combination of the two modalities were modeled on the basis of diagnostic test accuracy. The HTA faced a number of issues, including the use of diagnostic test accuracy as a surrogate for long-term outcomes; modeling interventions that were not considered acceptable to clinicians; and extrapolating for screening intervals and age ranges not directly supported by available evidence...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712576/comparing-effectiveness-and-outcomes-in-asthma-and-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Michael S Schechter
As technology yields new treatments, pediatric pulmonologists need determine how best to use them and how to decide which ones are best for any specific group or individual patient. Physicians have always customized therapies based upon patient response, but the new concept of "Personalized (or precision) medicine" focuses attention to a greater degree on the individual needs of patients based on their genetic, biomarker, phenotypic, or psychosocial characteristics. The newly developed biologics for treatment of asthma and CFTR modulators for treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) highlight this newer approach...
June 12, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706976/donor-diabetes-and-prolonged-cold-ischemia-time-synergistically-increase-the-risk-of-graft-failure-after-liver-transplantation
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Isabel M A Brüggenwirth, Natasha H Dolgin, Robert J Porte, Adel Bozorgzadeh, Paulo N A Martins
BACKGROUND: Both prolonged cold ischemia time (CIT) and donor history of diabetes mellitus (DM) are associated with reduced graft survival after liver transplantation. However, it is unknown whether the adverse effect of prolonged CIT on posttransplant graft survival is more pronounced after transplant with DM versus non-DM donor grafts. METHODS: The study sample included 58 226 liver transplant recipients (2002-2015) from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients...
July 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697119/when-guild-interests-and-professional-obligations-collide
#20
Howard Minkoff, Jeffrey Ecker
Physicians who work in medical organizations are called on to fulfill two roles: guild members who work to advance physician interests (eg, lobbying for tort reform) and professional society members who work to advance patient interests (eg, developing clinical guidelines). Most often, physicians' self-interest and their interest in patient well-being align. When they do not, members of a guild or profession may justify the prioritization of self-interest with a form of motivated reasoning (a process wherein physicians weigh data differently depending on whether it supports their a priori beliefs)...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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