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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815736/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-contact-lens-related-microbial-keratitis
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REVIEW
Nicole Carnt, Chameen Samarawickrama, Andrew White, Fiona Stapleton
Contact lens-associated microbial keratitis poses a diagnostic dilemma for optometrists on two fronts. The distinction between sterile inflammation and microbial infection is often blurred. In addition, there is a requirement with nearly 50 per cent of the Australian and New Zealand optometric profession being therapeutically endorsed, to distinguish between cases of infection that can be managed in the community verses those that require escalation to public hospitals that have access to laboratory diagnostic tools and advanced imaging techniques, such as in vivo confocal microscopy...
August 16, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807739/community-based-participatory-research-to-design-a-faith-enhanced-diabetes-prevention-program-the-better-me-within-randomized-trial
#2
Heather Kitzman, Leilani Dodgen, Abdullah Mamun, J Lee Slater, George King, Donna Slater, Alene King, Surendra Mandapati, Mark DeHaven
Reducing obesity positively impacts diabetes and cardiovascular risk; however, evidence-based lifestyle programs, such as the diabetes prevention program (DPP), show reduced effectiveness in African American (AA) women. In addition to an attenuated response to lifestyle programs, AA women also demonstrate high rates of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. To address these disparities, enhancements to evidence-based lifestyle programs for AA women need to be developed and evaluated with culturally relevant and rigorous study designs...
August 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759883/challenges-to-the-census-international-trends-and-a-need-to-consider-public-health-benefits
#3
REVIEW
R T Wilson, S H Hasanali, M Sheikh, S Cramer, G Weinberg, A Firth, S H Weiss, C L Soskolne
The Canadian government decision to cancel the mandatory long-form census in 2010 (subsequently restored in 2015), along with similar discussions in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), have brought the purpose and use of census data into focus for epidemiologists and public health professionals. Policy decision-makers should be well-versed in the public health importance of accurate and reliable census data for emergency preparedness planning, controlling disease outbreaks, and for addressing health concerns among vulnerable populations including the elderly, low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and special residential groups (e...
July 28, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728489/idarucizumab-for-the-treatment-of-hemorrhage-and-dabigatran-reversal-in-patients-requiring-urgent-surgery-or-procedures
#4
Ovidiu Vornicu, Anne-Sophie Larock, Anne-Sophie Dincq, Jonathan Douxfils, Jean-Michel Dogné, François Mullier, Sarah Lessire
Idarucizumab is a specific antagonist for dabigatran etexilate (DE). The recent market authorization of idarucizumab in Europe and the USA may reassure prescribers of DE, as it can increase the safety of the emergency management of patients taking this anticoagulant. However, idarucizumab use should be limited to specific indications to avoid unnecessary risks to patients and costs to healthcare systems. Areas covered: The authors provide an overview of idarucizumab development and its pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties...
July 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727969/fetal-dysmorphology-still-an-essential-art-analysis-of-the-limitations-of-microarray-in-a-fetal-population-and-a-look-toward-the-genome-sequencing-era
#5
E Fletcher, M Porteous, K J McKenzie, E J Maher, M J Evans
Cytogenomic microarray allows assessment of the genome at higher resolutions than traditional karyotyping. The objective of this study is to evaluate the utility of microarray in a routine fetal autopsy setting before the advent of routine fetal exome/genome sequencing and the issues these technologies may generate. A systematic review of fetal postmortems at 12-24 weeks gestation between January 2011 and December 2014 was undertaken. Cases where there was no consent for audit, research, or genetic testing were excluded as were cases referred to the Procurator Fiscal, stillbirths, and neonatal deaths...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705179/improving-health-literacy-through-group-antenatal-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jody R Lori, Henrietta Ofosu-Darkwah, Carol J Boyd, Tanima Banerjee, Richard M K Adanu
BACKGROUND: To examine whether exposure to group antenatal care increased women's health literacy by improving their ability to interpret and utilize health messages compared to women who received standard, individual antenatal care in Ghana. METHODS: We used a prospective cohort design. The setting was a busy urban district hospital in Kumasi, the second most populous city in Ghana. Pregnant women (N = 240) presenting for their first antenatal visit between 11 and 14 weeks gestation were offered participation in the study...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698133/randomized-controlled-trial-of-internal-and-external-targeted-temperature-management-methods-in-post-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Xinqi Look, Huihua Li, Mingwei Ng, Eric Tien Siang Lim, Sohil Pothiawala, Kenneth Boon Kiat Tan, Duu Wen Sewa, Nur Shahidah, Pin Pin Pek, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management post-cardiac arrest is currently implemented using various methods, broadly categorized as internal and external. This study aimed to evaluate survival-to-hospital discharge and neurological outcomes (Glasgow-Pittsburgh Score) of post-cardiac arrest patients undergoing internal cooling verses external cooling. METHODOLOGY: A randomized controlled trial of post-resuscitation cardiac arrest patients was conducted from October 2008-September 2014...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693366/idarucizumab-for-dabigatran-reversal-full-cohort-analysis
#8
MULTICENTER STUDY
Charles V Pollack, Paul A Reilly, Joanne van Ryn, John W Eikelboom, Stephan Glund, Richard A Bernstein, Robert Dubiel, Menno V Huisman, Elaine M Hylek, Chak-Wah Kam, Pieter W Kamphuisen, Jörg Kreuzer, Jerrold H Levy, Gordon Royle, Frank W Sellke, Joachim Stangier, Thorsten Steiner, Peter Verhamme, Bushi Wang, Laura Young, Jeffrey I Weitz
BACKGROUND: Idarucizumab, a monoclonal antibody fragment, was developed to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, prospective, open-label study to determine whether 5 g of intravenous idarucizumab would be able to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients who had uncontrolled bleeding (group A) or were about to undergo an urgent procedure (group B). The primary end point was the maximum percentage reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran within 4 hours after the administration of idarucizumab, on the basis of the diluted thrombin time or ecarin clotting time...
August 3, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663639/anesthesiologist-s-role-in-relieving-patient-s-anxiety
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Brij Mohan, Rajan Kumar, Joginder Pal Attri, Veena Chatrath, Neeru Bala
INTRODUCTION: Anesthesia and surgery have proved to be highly anxiety provoking and with the rise of elective surgery, its aspect of patient's experience has become prominent in time. However, our fault as anesthesiologists is that we have not made people get versed with what we people as anesthesiologist do in the operating room. Hence, keeping in view all this, a study was carried out, in which video information/images regarding anesthesia and surgical procedure was shown to patients on PowerPoint Presentation...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644334/clinical-updates-in-women-s-health-care-summary-gynecologic-and-obstetric-care-for-breast-cancer-survivors-primary-and-preventive-care-review
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Jennifer Griffin Miller
Breast cancer treatment has an impact on the physical, psychologic, sexual, and reproductive aspects of women's lives. Therefore, it is important for obstetrician-gynecologists to be well versed in the screening, diagnosis, and management of breast cancer. This monograph is an overview of critical issues related to the provision of ongoing care to breast cancer survivors.
July 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642100/jcl-roundtable-future-of-the-lipid-laboratory-using-the-laboratory-to-manage-the-patient-part-2
#11
REVIEW
William Virgil Brown, Yehuda Handelsman, Seth S Martin, Pamela B Morris
The measurement of cholesterol and triglycerides as indicators of metabolic disorders and most particularly of vascular disease risk has been of growing importance to physicians and epidemiologists over the past century. This was refocused on the lipoproteins, the specific packages in blood that carry these lipids, by John Gofman, MD, PhD, and Don Fredrickson, MD, more than 50 years ago. We continue to learn about the metabolism of these large molecular structures and their relationship to arteriosclerosis as new genetic and interventional studies are published...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628682/radiation-therapy-in-dermatology-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#12
Nikoo Cheraghi, Armand Cognetta, David Goldberg
<p>Background: Dermatologists were historically well versed in the use of radiation therapy for the management of non-melanoma skin cancers and various inflammatory dermatologic conditions. With the advent of Mohs micrographic surgery and therapeutic discoveries for treating inflammatory dermatoses, radiotherapy assumed loss of a role in the clinical repertoire of the dermatologist. In recent years, its importance has again been realized for the management of non-melanoma skin cancers not amenable to surgical treatment or as adjuvant or palliative therapy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620563/pharmacological-threat-to-lungs-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Omar Irfan, Jaleed A Gilani, Abeel Irshad, Babar Irfan, Javaid A Khan
Drug-induced organ damage stands as a prevalent yet much-neglected issue globally. Keeping in view it's rising frequency, health care providers stand obliged to be well versed with the de-merits of the agents they prescribe. Drug therapies causing damage present with a non-specific clinical presentation, histological findings or radiology, which further elaborates on the necessity of a conscientious diagnosis. Pulmonary architecture ranging from the airways, lung parenchyma, mediastinum, pleura, pulmonary vasculature or the neuromuscular system, all can fall victim to the dreaded outcomes of this menace...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620466/harnessing-the-immune-response-to-target-tumors
#14
REVIEW
Luisa Manning, John Nemunaitis
Development of "immune-based targeted therapy" in oncology has limited experience with signal pathway modulation. However, as we have become better versed in understanding immune function related to anticancer response, "hints" of specific targets associated with sensitivity and resistance have been identified with targeted immune therapy. This brief review summarizes the relationship of several targeted immune therapeutics and activity associated clinical responsiveness.
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619855/pediatric-ptsd-clinical-forensic-and-diagnostic-understanding
#15
Frank K Tedeschi, Stephen B Billick
Exposure to trauma is a common event in the lives of children and adolescents living in the United States. Although a minority of youth develop full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic event, those who do tend to have an extended course of symptoms in multiple functional domains and higher rates of psychiatric comorbidities. Pediatric PTSD can play an important role in legal settings, and requires that an expert witness be well versed in advances in clinical and conceptual models of this diagnosis and familiar with current research devoted to the posttraumatic response in youth...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611894/academic-primer-series-key-papers-about-peer-review
#16
Lalena M Yarris, Michael Gottlieb, Kevin Scott, Christopher Sampson, Emily Rose, Teresa M Chan, Jonathan Ilgen
INTRODUCTION: Peer review, a cornerstone of academia, promotes rigor and relevance in scientific publishing. As educators are encouraged to adopt a more scholarly approach to medical education, peer review is becoming increasingly important. Junior educators both receive the reviews of their peers, and are also asked to participate as reviewers themselves. As such, it is imperative for junior clinician educators to be well-versed in the art of peer reviewing their colleagues' work. In this article, our goal was to identify and summarize key papers that may be helpful for faculty members interested in learning more about the peer-review process and how to improve their reviewing skills...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582378/robotic-verse-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-11-individual-studies
#17
Bo-Shi Duan, Jian Zhao, Long-Fei Xie, Yue Wang
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgery is a new technique with the benefits of a 3-dimensional view, the ability to use multidegree-of-freedom forceps, the elimination of physiological tremors, and a stable camera view. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and short-term outcomes of robotic surgery for gastric cancer, compared with conventional laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: A literature search was performed for comparative studies reporting perioperative outcomes of robotic gastrectomy (RG) and laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG)...
June 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572029/risk-factor-modification-behaviors-of-practicing-vascular-surgeons
#18
Alexandra P Bader, Claudia P Barone, Matthew R Smeds
BACKGROUND: National smoking rates have declined; however, it remains the primary modifiable risk factor for nearly all vascular disease. While vascular surgeons have the availability to treat patients via medical or surgical/endovascular means, involvement in risk factor modification may be lacking. This study seeks to understand vascular surgeons' involvement in tobacco cessation and risk factor modification and to determine if practice variables had any effect on provision of these services to vascular surgery patients...
May 29, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567528/portal-vein-embolization-in-extended-liver-resection
#19
REVIEW
Nisha Narula, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: Liver resection of benign, primary, and metastatic tumors is challenging and places patients at risk of postoperative liver insufficiency. This risk is largely dependent on the volume and function of the future liver remnant (FLR). It is, therefore, critical that hepatobiliary surgeons are well versed in the measurement of liver volume and function, as well as various techniques for preoperative liver volume augmentation. PURPOSE: This comprehensive review of portal vein embolization (PVE) begins with an overview of FLR measurement and progresses to patient factors to consider when choosing PVE and assessment of hypertrophy...
August 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566057/sinecatechins-and-imiquimod-as-proactive-sequential-therapy-of-external-genital-and-perianal-warts-in-adults
#20
Helmut Schöfer, Silvio Tatti, Charles W Lynde, Mihael Skerlev, Jana Hercogová, Maria Rotaru, Juan Ballesteros, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
This review about the proactive sequential therapy (PST) of external genital and perianal warts (EGW) is based on the most current available clinical literature and on the broad clinical experience of a group of international experts, physicians who are well versed in the treatment of human papillomavirus-associated diseases. It provides a practical guide for the treatment of EGW, including epidemiology, etiology, clinical appearance, and diagnostic procedures for these viral infections. Furthermore, the treatment goals and current treatment options, elucidating provider- and patient-applied therapies, and the parameters driving treatment decisions are summarized...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
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