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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
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Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315495/legumain-cleavable-4-arm-poly-ethylene-glycol-doxorubicin-conjugate-for-tumor-specific-delivery-and-release
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Huicong Zhou, Huanjiao Sun, Shixian Lv, Dawei Zhang, Xuefei Zhang, Zhaohui Tang, Xuesi Chen
Traditional chemotherapy strategy exists undesirable toxic side-effects to normal tissues due to the low selectively to cancer cells of micromolecule cytotoxic drugs. One considered method to realizing the targeted delivery and increasing the specificity to tumor tissues of the cytotoxic drug is to transporting and discharging it through an environment-sensitive mechanism. In this study, a novel enzyme-sensitive polymer-doxorubicin conjugate was designed to delivery chemotherapeutic drug in a tumor-specific behavior and selectively activated in tumor tissue...
March 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296227/health-literacy-in-the-urgent-care-setting-what-factors-impact-consumer-comprehension-of-health-information
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Traci L Alberti, Nancy J Morris
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of Americans are using urgent care (UC) clinics due to: improved health insurance coverage, the need to decrease cost, primary care offices with limited appointment availability, and a desire for convenient care. Patients are treated by providers they may not know for episodic illness or injuries while in pain or not feeling well. Treatment instructions and follow-up directions are provided quickly. PURPOSE: To examine health literacy in the adult UC population and identify patient characteristics associated with health literacy risk...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262319/initiation-of-an-inhaled-corticosteroid-during-a-pediatric-emergency-visit-for-asthma-a%C3%A2-randomized-clinical-trial
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Esther M Sampayo, Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Elizabeth A Camp, Joseph J Zorc
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine whether prescribing an inhaled corticosteroid during a pediatric emergency department (ED) asthma visit increases ongoing use and improves outcomes. METHODS: This randomized trial enrolled children aged 1 to 18 years, with persistent asthma not previously prescribed a controller medication, and who were being discharged after ED asthma treatment. Intervention subjects received a 1-month prescription for an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone or budesonide by age) in addition to standard asthma therapy and instructions given to all patients...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228448/patient-experience-with-discharge-instructions-in-postdischarge-recovery-a-qualitative-study
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Molly J Horstman, Whitney L Mills, Levi I Herman, Cecilia Cai, George Shelton, Tareq Qdaisat, David H Berger, Aanand D Naik
OBJECTIVES: We examined the role of discharge instructions in postoperative recovery for patients undergoing colorectal surgery and report themes related to patient perceptions of discharge instructions and postdischarge experience. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews were conducted as part of a formative evaluation of a Project Re-Engineered Discharge intervention adapted for surgical patients. SETTING: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, a tertiary referral centre in Houston, Texas...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215655/the-caregiver-perspective-on-unscheduled-72-hour-return-visits-to-pediatric-acute-care-sites-a-focus-on-discharge-processes
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Nidhya Navanandan, Sarah K Schmidt, Natasha Cabrera, Michael C DiStefano, Rakesh D Mistry
OBJECTIVE: To characterize pediatric caregivers' reasons for 72-hour emergency department (ED) and urgent care (UC) returns. METHODS: A sample of caregivers returning within 72 hours of initial visit to a pediatric ED or affiliated UC site were surveyed from 11/14-6/15; patients evaluated at outside ED/UCs, scheduled for return, or non-English/Spanish speaking were excluded. Caregiver surveys underwent item generation, validation, and pilot testing. Survey items included caregiver reasons for unscheduled returns, with a specific assessment of delivery of key components of discharge instructions (diagnosis, duration of illness, home care, return precautions)...
February 12, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206886/guideline-for-monitoring-and-management-of-pediatric-patients-before-during-and-after-sedation-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-update-2016
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The safe sedation of children for procedures requires a systematic approach that includes the following: no administration of sedating medication without the safety net of medical/dental supervision, careful presedation evaluation for underlying medical or surgical conditions that would place the child at increased risk from sedating medications, appropriate fasting for elective procedures and a balance between the depth of sedation and risk for those who are unable to fast because of the urgent nature of the procedure, a focused airway examination for large (kissing) tonsils or anatomic airway abnormalities that might increase thepotential for airway obstruction, a clear understanding of the medication's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects and drug interactions, appropriate training and skills in airway management to allow rescue of the patient, age- and size-appropriate equipment for airway management and venous access, appropriate medications and reversal agents, sufficient numbers of staff to both carry out the procedure and monitor the patient, appropriate physiologic monitoring during and after the procedure, a properly equipped and staffed recovery area, recovery to the presedation level of consciousness before discharge from medical/dental supervision, and appropriate discharge instructions...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202890/a-case-of-upside-down-stomach-that-was-effectively-treated-by-postprandial-repositioning
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Kazumasa Ono, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Toshimasa Obara, Kei Miyagishima, Shinichiro Inoue, Koichi Kozaki
An 88-year-old woman with a history of stomach perforation and lumbar compression fracture was admitted to our hospital with a chief complaint of continuous vomiting, which she had experienced since the previous day. She showed vomiting, spontaneous pain and tenderness from the epigastric fossa through the left flank. In addition, she had marked kyphosis. On a CT scan, although the fornix was located in the abdominal cavity, the antrum and body had escaped into the thoracic cavity. A large volume of gastric content was observed...
2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202206/retrospective-chart-analysis-of-concussion-discharge-instructions-in-the-emergency-department
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Allison D Lane, Matthew R Berkman, David Verbunker, Taylor Shekell, Michael Bouska, Lauren Barnett, Allie Keogh, Tomas Nuno, Uwe Stolz, Anna L Waterbrook
BACKGROUND: Recognition and diagnosis of concussion is increasing, but current research shows these patients are discharged from the emergency department (ED) with a wide variability of recommendations and instructions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the adequacy of documentation of discharge instructions given to patients discharged from the ED with concussions. METHODS: This was a quality-improvement study conducted at a University-based Level I trauma center...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196033/thromboembolic-disease-in-patients-with-metastatic-femoral-lesions-a-comparison-between-prophylactic-fixation-and-fracture-fixation
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Arun Aneja, Jimmy J Jiang, Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, Hue L Luu, Terrance D Peabody, Samer Attar, T David Luo, Rex C Haydon
BACKGROUND: We are not aware of any previous studies that have compared the rate of venous thromboembolic events in patients who underwent prophylactic intramedullary nailing because of an impending fracture with the rate in patients who underwent intramedullary nailing after a pathological fracture. The objective of the present study was to determine if the rate of venous thromboembolic events varies between patients who are managed with prophylactic fixation and those who are managed with fixation after a pathological fracture...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182809/impact-of-patient-centered-discharge-tools-a-systematic-review
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Karen Okrainec, Davina Lau, Howard B Abrams, Shoshanna Hahn-Goldberg, Ronak Brahmbhatt, Tai Huynh, Kenneth Lam, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered discharge tools provide an opportunity to engage patients, enhance patient understanding, and improve capacity for self-care and postdischarge outcomes. PURPOSE: To review studies that engaged patients in the design or delivery of discharge instruction tools and that tested their effect among hospitalized patients. DATA SOURCES: We conducted a search of 12 databases and journals from January 1994 through May 2014, and references of retrieved studies...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182805/assessment-of-readability-understandability-and-completeness-of-pediatric-hospital-medicine-discharge-instructions
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Ndidi I Unaka, Angela Statile, Julianne Haney, Andrew F Beck, Patrick W Brady, Karen E Jerardi
The average American adult reads at an 8th-grade level. Discharge instructions written above this level might increase the risk of adverse outcomes for children as they transition from hospital to home. We conducted a cross-sectional study at a large urban academic children's hospital to describe readability levels, understandability scores, and completeness of written instructions given to families at hospital discharge. Two hundred charts for patients discharged from the hospital medicine service were randomly selected for review...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179215/mixed-methods-analysis-of-factors-impacting-use-of-a-postoperative-mhealth-app
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Aaron R Scott, Elizabeth A Alore, Aanand D Naik, David H Berger, James W Suliburk
BACKGROUND: Limited communication and care coordination following discharge from hospitals may contribute to surgical complications. Smartphone apps offer a novel mechanism for communication and care coordination. However, factors which may affect patient app use in a postoperative, at-home setting are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to (1) gauge interest in smartphone app use among patients after colorectal surgery and (2) better understand factors affecting patient app use in a postoperative, at-home setting...
February 8, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170141/response-to-letter-to-the-editor
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Catherine Varner
We kindly thank the journal for the opportunity to respond to the recent comments made regarding our manuscript entitled, "Cognitive rest and graduated return to usual activities versus usual care for mild traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial of emergency department discharge instructions." This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170134/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-is-something-missing-when-comparing-cognitive-rest-and-graduated-return-to-usual-activities-versus-usual-care
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Vaitsa Giannouli
I read with great interest the article by Varner et al.(1) which aims to determine in a simple, concise, and neat way if mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) patients randomized to graduated return to usual activity discharge instructions have a decrease in their Post Concussion Symptom Score (PCSS) two weeks after MTBI, compared to patients who receive usual care MTBI discharge instructions. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163919/therapeutic-effects-of-intensive-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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Yumiko Kaseda, Junko Ikeda, Katsunobu Sugihara, Takemori Yamawaki, Tatsuo Kohriyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: The importance of rehabilitation therapy in Parkinson's disease is well recognized. However, the effects of an inpatient rehabilitation program for advanced Parkinson's disease have not been fully investigated. AIM: To assess the effects of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: We enrolled 31 patients (mean age 69.5 ± 9.4 years; mean disease duration 8.8 ± 6.4 years) with advanced Parkinson's disease, without severe cognitive impairment...
January 2017: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152836/an-interactive-video-based-approach-to-diet-education-for-patients-posthematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Amy Emmert, Robert Soiffer, Edwin Alyea, Joseph Harry Antin, Brett Glotzbecker
183 Background: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) is a complex process in which patient education is increasingly recognized as a critical element to enhance patient preparedness and survivorship. Diet-related education to prevent infectious complications is an essential part of HCT care. Current teaching methods include one-on-one clinician/patient discussion supported with printed materials. Video based teaching may strengthen the learning process of patients and their caregivers. The audio and interactive components may be particularly useful in older patients as sensory ability declines with age...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146033/exertional-rhabdomyolysis-in-a-21-year-old-healthy-female-a-case-report
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Brianna D McKay, Noelle M Yeo, Nathaniel D M Jenkins, Amelia A Miramonti, Joel T Cramer
The optimal resistance training program to elicit muscle hypertrophy has been recently debated and researched. Although 3 sets of 10 repetitions at 70-80% of the 1-repetition maximum (1RM) is widely recommended, recent studies have shown that low-load (∼30% 1RM), high-repetition (3 sets of 30-40 repetitions) resistance training can elicit similar muscular hypertrophy. Incidentally, this type of resistance training has gained popularity. In the process of testing this hypothesis in a research study in our laboratory, a subject was diagnosed with exertional rhabdomyolysis after completing a resistance training session that involved 3 sets to failure at 30% 1RM...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125608/post-marketing-safety-surveillance-of-the-salvia-miltiorrhiza-depside-salt-for-infusion-a-real-world-study
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Ying-Ying Yan, Yi-Heng Yang, Wei-Wei Wang, Yu-Ting Pan, Si-Yan Zhan, Ming-Yang Sun, Hong Zhang, Suo-Di Zhai
BACKGROUND: Salvia Miltiorrhiza Depside Salt for Infusion (SMDS) is made of a group of highly purified listed drugs. However, its safety data is still reported limitedly. Compared with the clinical trials, its safety in the real world setting is barely assessed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety issues, including adverse events (AEs), adverse events related to SMDS (ADEs), and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of the SMDS in the real world clinical practice. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicenter, pharmacist-led, cohort study in the real world setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111970/continuity-of-care-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-the-patient-s-perspective-across-secondary-and-primary-care-settings
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Irene Valaker, Tone M Norekvål, Maj-Britt Råholm, Jan Erik Nordrehaug, Svein Rotevatn, Bengt Fridlund
BACKGROUND: Although patients may experience a quick recovery followed by rapid discharge after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), continuity of care from hospital to home can be particularly challenging. Despite this fact, little is known about the experiences of care across the interface between secondary and primary healthcare systems in patients undergoing PCI. AIM: To explore how patients undergoing PCI experience continuity of care between secondary and primary care settings after early discharge...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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