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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245092/predictors-of-hospitalization-length-of-stay-among-re-admitted-treatment-resistant-bipolar-disorder-inpatients
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M Fornaro, F Iasevoli, S Novello, A Fusco, A Anastasia, D De Berardis, A Valchera, A de Bartolomeis
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization accounts for significant health care resource utilization for treatment-resistant Bipolar Disorder (BD), especially among frequent users of acute inpatient psychiatric units. Appraisal of the clinical features and predictive role of selected variables is therefore crucial in such population, representing the aim of the present research. METHODS: A hundred and nineteen BD inpatients with an established history of pharmacological treatment resistance for either mania or bipolar depression were classified as long hospitalization cases (LOS+) and their controls and compared against each other for a number of demographic, clinical, and psychopathological features...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245056/subcutaneous-trastuzumab-herceptin-versus-intravenous-trastuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-her2-positive-breast-cancer-a-time-motion-and-cost-assessment-study-in-a-lean-operating-day-care-oncology-unit
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Wiebren A A Tjalma, Tom Van den Mooter, Tim Mertens, Valerie Bastiaens, Manon T Huizing, Konstantinos Papadimitriou
OBJECTIVE: The subcutaneous (SC) formulation of trastuzumab represents an alternative to the intravenous (IV) infusion in the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic and early breast cancer. We compared the two formulations in terms of time and cost differential. STUDY DESING: We conducted a time, motion and cost assessment study in a lean operating day care oncology unit to determine and compare the time and costs of trastuzumab SC versus IV administration in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244995/proceedings-of-the-strategy-meeting-for-the-development-of-an-international-consortium-for-chinese-medicine-and-cancer
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Jeffrey D White, Hongsheng Lin, Libin Jia, Roy S Wu, Stephen Lam, Jie Li, Jinhui Dou, Nagi Kumar, Lizhu Lin, Lixing Lao
On November 3, 2014, in Bethesda, MD, the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Cancer Institute held a meeting to examine the potential utility and feasibility of establishing an international consortium for Chinese medicine and cancer. There is significant interest in the West in using components of Chinese medicine (CM) -such as botanicals and herbal medicines, acupuncture and acupressure, and qigong-in the field of oncology, as potential anticancer agents, for symptom management, and to improve quality of life...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244988/chemotherapy-use-at-the-end-of-life-in-uganda
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Daniel Low, Emily C Merkel, Manoj Menon, Gary H Lyman, Henry Ddungu, Elizabeth Namukwaya, Mhoira Leng, Corey Casper
Purpose Avoiding chemotherapy during the last 30 days of life has become a goal of cancer care in the United States and Europe, yet end-of-life chemotherapy administration remains a common practice worldwide. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of and factors predicting end-of-life chemotherapy administration in Uganda. Methods Retrospective chart review and surveys and interviews of providers were performed at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), the only comprehensive cancer center in the area, which serves a catchment area of greater than 100 million people...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244842/intensive-care-treatments-associated-with-favorable-discharge-outcomes-in-argentine-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-for-the-south-american-guideline-adherence-group
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Monica S Vavilala, Silvia B Lujan, Qian Qiu, Michael J Bell, Nicolás M Ballarini, Nahuel Guadagnoli, María Alejandra Depetris, Gabriela A Faguaga, Gloria M Baggio, Leonardo O Busso, Mirta E García, Osvaldo R González Carrillo, Paula L Medici, Silvia S Sáenz, Elida E Vanella, Carly K Farr, Gustavo J Petroni
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the critical care management of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in low middle income countries. We aimed to identify indicators of intensive care unit (ICU) treatments associated with favorable outcomes in Argentine children with severe TBI. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from patients previously enrolled in a prospective seven center study of children with severe TBI who were admitted to an ICU in one of the seven study centers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244798/amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-during-the-first-72-hours-after-birth-in-neonates-diagnosed-prenatally-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Mirthe J Mebius, Nathalie J E Oostdijk, Sara J Kuik, Arend F Bos, Rolf M F Berger, Caterina M Bilardo, Elisabeth M W Kooi, Hendrik J Ter Horst
BACKGROUND: Little is known on amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) during the first days after birth in neonates with CHD. Our aim was, therefore, to assess electro-cortical activity using aEEG within the first 72 h after birth in neonates diagnosed prenatally with CHD, and to define independent prenatal and postnatal predictors for abnormal aEEG. METHODS: Neonates with CHD that were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between 2010 and 2017 were retrospectively included...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244792/tight-glycemic-control-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yiyang Zhao, Yang Wu, Bo Xiang
BACKGROUND: There still are controversies in the impact of tight glycemic control (TGC) in critically ill children. The aim of this study was to assess the benefits and risks of TGC compared with conventional glycemic control (CGC) in critically ill pediatric patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) by using data retrieved from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHOD: EMBASE, CNKI, PubMed and the Cochrane Database were searched for RCTs comparing TGC with CGC in critically ill children in PICU...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244540/overcoming-impediments-to-otp-expansion-in-the-united-states-and-abroad
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Mark W Parrino
By all published accounts and federal government reports, the United States is experiencing a serious opioid use epidemic. Additional treatment resources are needed in order to provide access to evidence based medical care for untreated individuals with substance use disorders. The focus of this commentary is increasing access to more opioid treatment programs and overcoming the significant impediments, which block such efforts.
December 15, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244140/the-distress-and-benefit-to-bereaved-family-members-of-participating-in-a-post-bereavement-survey
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Mitsunori Miyashita, Maho Aoyama, Saki Yoshida, Yuji Yamada, Mutsumi Abe, Kazuhiro Yanagihara, Akemi Shirado, Mariko Shutoh, Yoshiaki Okamoto, Jun Hamano, Aoi Miyamoto, Misato Nakahata
Background: Few studies have simultaneously collected quantitative data regarding the positive and negative effects of participating in post-bereavement surveys. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional postal questionnaire survey in October 2013. Potential participants were caregivers for family members who had died in four inpatient palliative care units, two home hospices, and a general hospital. We collected opinions regarding the distress and benefit of completing a post-bereavement survey...
December 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244119/is-social-work-prepared-for-diversity-in-hospice-and-palliative-care
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Christine M Rine
The purpose of this article is to assess current and future trends in hospice and palliative care with the objective of informing culturally appropriate best practice for social work. Concern for the intersectionality of racial, ethnic, social, and other differences in end-of-life (EOL) care is imperative given the ever growing range of diversity characteristics among the increasing aging populations in the United States. A review of literature from the current decade that is pertinent to the profession contributes to the ability of social work to consider evidence and build agreement germane to EOL practice settings...
December 13, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244081/atrial-fibrillation-type-matters-greater-infarct-volume-and-worse-neurological-defects-seen-in-acute-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism-due-to-persistent-or-permanent-rather-than-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Osamu Inaba, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Masahiro Sekigawa, Naoyuki Miwa, Junji Yamaguchi, Yasutoshi Nagata, Toru Obayashi, Takamichi Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Kamata, Mitsuaki Isobe, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
Aims: Some studies have shown that the type of atrial fibrillation (AF), whether paroxysmal AF (PAF) or persistent or permanent AF (PeAF), affects the incidence of ischaemic stroke. This study sought to determine the relationship between the AF pattern and the severity and brain volume of infarction in an AF population including transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients. Methods and results: This was a retrospective observational study. We studied 161 consecutive patients who were admitted to our stroke care unit with cardiogenic embolism or TIA related to non-valvular AF (age 79 ± 9...
December 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243981/assessment-of-intracranial-venous-blood-flow-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-new-approach-to-diagnose-vasospasm-with-transcranial-color-coded-duplex-sonography
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Florian Connolly, Stephan J Schreiber, Christoph Leithner, Georg Bohner, Peter Vajkoczy, José M Valdueza
OBJECTIVE Transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) is a reliable tool that is used to assess vasospasm in the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A distinct increase in blood flow velocity (BFV) is the principal criterion for vasospasm. The MCA/internal carotid artery (ICA) index (Lindegaard Index) is also widely used to distinguish between vasospasm and cerebral hyperperfusion. However, extracranial ultrasonography assessment of the neck vessels might be difficult in an intensive care unit...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243977/factors-predicting-reoperation-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-following-primary-surgical-evacuation
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Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Martina Stippler, Siyu Shi, Nimer Adeeb, Raghav Gupta, Christoph J Griessenauer, Efstathios Papavassiliou, Ekkehard M Kasper, Jeffrey Arle, Ron L Alterman, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
OBJECTIVE Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is commonly encountered in neurosurgical practice. However, surgical evacuation remains complicated by a high rate of reoperation. The optimal surgical approach to reduce the reoperation rate has not been determined. In the current study, the authors evaluated the prognostic value of clinical and radiographic factors to predict reoperation in the context of CSDH. METHODS A retrospective review of 325 CSDH patients admitted to an academic medical center in the United States, between 2006 and 2016, was performed...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243882/mental-health-nurses-as-therapists-in-a-rehabilitation-setting-a-phenomenological-study
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Graeme Browne, John Hurley
Mental Health Nurses have a long tradition of delivering talk-based interventions across a range of clinical settings. Despite this, Mental Health Nurses receive limited recognition of this contribution. This paper presents findings from a study that explored Mental Health Nurses' experience of delivering talk-based therapies in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. This study uses semistructured interviews and a phenomenological approach to explore eight Mental Health Nurses' experience. Themes emerging included that: mental health nursing is a talk-based therapy in its own right, talk-based therapy was part of everyday nursing care on the floor and integrated talk-based therapy enhanced recovery opportunities for consumers...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243813/antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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Sarah J Nevitt, Maria Sudell, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a worldwide prevalence of around 1%. Approximately 60% to 70% of people with epilepsy will achieve a longer-term remission from seizures, and most achieve that remission shortly after starting antiepileptic drug treatment. Most people with epilepsy are treated with a single antiepileptic drug (monotherapy) and current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom for adults and children recommend carbamazepine or lamotrigine as first-line treatment for partial onset seizures and sodium valproate for generalised onset seizures; however a range of other antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments are available, and evidence is needed regarding their comparative effectiveness in order to inform treatment choices...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243735/orbital-decompression-for-thyroid-eye-disease-methods-outcomes-and-complications
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J M Jefferis, R K Jones, Z I Currie, J H Tan, S M Salvi
PurposeTo determine the safety and effectiveness of orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease (TED) in our unit. To put this in the context of previously published literature.Patients and methodsA retrospective case review of all patients undergoing orbital decompression for TED under the care of one orbital surgeon (SMS) between January 2009 and December 2015. A systematic literature review of orbital decompression for TED.ResultsWithin the reviewed period, 93 orbits of 55 patients underwent decompression surgery for TED...
December 15, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243718/navigating-payer-heterogenicity-in-the-united-states-lessons-for-primary-care
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Hybridisation may lead to innovation, complication and privatisation.
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243563/safety-culture-patient-safety-and-quality-of-care-outcomes-a-literature-review
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Seung Eun Lee, Linda D Scott, V Susan Dahinten, Catherine Vincent, Karen Dunn Lopez, Chang Gi Park
This integrative literature review was conducted to examine the relationships between safety culture and patient safety and quality of care outcomes in hospital settings and to identify directions for future research. Using a search of six electronic databases, 17 studies that met the study criteria were selected for review. This review revealed semantic inconsistencies, infrequent use of a theory or theoretical framework, limited discussions of validity of instruments used, and significant methodological variations...
December 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243551/donor-leucocytosis-predicts-bacterial-and-fungal-contamination-of-the-preservation-solution-in-visceral-organ-transplantation
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Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Jörg Steinmann, Sabrina Stern, Sonia Raduenz, Nikolaos Machairas, Peter M Rath, Fuat H Saner, Andreas Paul, Anja Gallinat
INTRODUCTION: Contamination of the preservation solution may contribute to septic complications that can occur after transplantation and cause higher morbidity and mortality among recipients. The aim of this study was to determine potential donor-related predictors of positive microbiological findings in the preservation solution. DESIGN: We retrospectively studied 16 donor parameters on data from our center for microbiological findings in the preservation solution used in solid-organ recovery...
January 1, 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243547/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-quality-of-life-and-the-subjective-experience-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Paslakis Georgios, Beckmann Mingo, Beckebaum Susanne, Klein Christian, Gräf Jan, Erim Yesim
OBJECTIVE: A high prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among transplant recipients has been associated with a low adherence to treatment and poor survival. It is crucial to detect and prevent the development of posttraumatic stress in transplant settings. METHODS: We examined the prevalence of posttraumatic stress symptoms in 3 liver transplant recipients by means of the Essen Trauma Inventory (ETI), a self-report questionnaire. The Short Form-36 was used to assess the perceived health-related quality of life...
January 1, 2017: Progress in Transplantation
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