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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934401/lessons-learned-for-reducing-the-negative-impact-of-adverse-events-on-patients-health-professionals-and-healthcare-organizations
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Jose Joaquin Mira, Susana Lorenzo, Irene Carrillo, Lena Ferrús, Carmen Silvestre, Pilar Astier, Fuencisla Iglesias-Alonso, Jose Angel Maderuelo, Pastora Pérez-Pérez, Maria Luisa Torijano, Elena Zavala, Susan D Scott
Purpose: To summarize the knowledge about the aftermath of adverse events (AEs) and develop a recommendation set to reduce their negative impact in patients, health professionals and organizations in contexts where there is no previous experiences and apology laws are not present. Data sources: Review studies published between 2000 and 2015, institutional websites and experts' opinions on patient safety. Study selection: Studies published and websites on open disclosure, and the second and third victims' phenomenon...
August 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934352/global-reaction-to-the-recent-outbreaks-of-zika-virus-insights-from-a-big-data-analysis
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Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Cristiano Alicino, Cecilia Trucchi, Chiara Paganino, Ilaria Barberis, Mariano Martini, Laura Sticchi, Eugen Trinka, Francesco Brigo, Filippo Ansaldi, Giancarlo Icardi, Andrea Orsi
OBJECTIVE: The recent spreading of Zika virus represents an emerging global health threat. As such, it is attracting public interest worldwide, generating a great amount of related Internet searches and social media interactions. The aim of this research was to understand Zika-related digital behavior throughout the epidemic spreading and to assess its consistence with real-world epidemiological data, using a behavioral informatics and analytics approach. METHODS: In this study, the global web-interest and reaction to the recently occurred outbreaks of the Zika Virus were analyzed in terms of tweets and Google Trends (GT), Google News, YouTube, and Wikipedia search queries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934269/should-i-drink-responsibly-safely-or-properly-confusing-messages-about-reducing-alcohol-related-harm
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Sandra C Jones, Sabine Hall, Kypros Kypri
'Responsible drinking' campaigns emerged in the early 1970s as a means of addressing hazardous drinking and its related consequences. While these were initially the product of public health agencies and health-related NGOs, they are increasingly being developed and disseminated by the alcohol industry. There is considerable debate as to whether industry-generated campaigns are designed to reduce hazardous drinking and related problems (as argued by their developers) or are designed to avoid government regulation or even to increase sales...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920492/recommendations-on-managing-lenvatinib-and-everolimus-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#4
E Grande, H Glen, J Aller, G Argenziano, M J Lamas, P Ruszniewski, J L Zamorano, K Edmonds, S Sarker, M Staehler, J Larkin
There are several second-line treatment options for patients with renal cell carcinoma after first-line failure of a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, especially with the recent approvals of cabozantinib, nivolumab, and the lenvatinib plus everolimus combination. A lack of reliable biomarkers and an overall lack of prospective head-to-head comparisons make it a challenge to choose a second-line treatment in the clinic. Areas covered: In this review/meta-opinion, we describe the safety profile of the lenvatinib plus everolimus combination in renal cell carcinoma...
September 18, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917585/total-urogenital-sinus-mobilization-for-ambiguous-genitalia
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Vinicius Menezes Jesus, Francisco Buriti, Rodrigo Lessa, Maria Betânia Toralles, Luciana Barros Oliveira, Ubirajara Barroso
INTRODUCTION: Genital ambiguity is a very common phenomenon in disorders of sex development (DSD). According to the Chicago Consensus 2006, feminizing genitoplasty, when indicated, should be performed in the most virilized cases (Prader III to V). Advances in the knowledge of genital anatomy in DSD have enabled the development and improvement of various surgical techniques. Mobilization of the urogenital sinus (MUS), first described by Peña, has become incorporated by most surgeons. However, the proximity of the urethral sphincter prompts concern over urinary incontinence, especially for full mobilization of the urogenital sinus...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913492/incorporating-airway-examination-photography-into-the-electronic-record
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Joshua W Sappenfield, Nik Gravenstein, Judith M Wishin, Chukwudi Obiora Chiaghana, David Smyth, Brenda G Fahy, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Laurie Davies, F Kayser Enneking
BACKGROUND: Photography of the airway has been used in research to validate preoperative airway assessment and the likelihood of identifying the difficult-to-mask ventilate and/or intubate patient. Up till now, no study has demonstrated the perceived utility of incorporation of airway photographs into the anesthesia preassessment. METHODS: The University of Florida Health Presurgical Clinic routinely incorporates three photographs of all adult patients during their preanesthesia visit...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912950/quality-improvement-regarding-handoff
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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912735/development-and-preliminary-validation-of-the-scale-for-evaluation-of-psychiatric-integrative-and-continuous-care-patient-s-version
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Yuriy Ignatyev, Jürgen Timm, Martin Heinze, Sonja Indefrey, Sebastian von Peter
This pilot study aimed to evaluate and examine an instrument that integrates relevant aspects of cross-sectoral (in- and outpatients) mental health care, is simply to use and shows satisfactory psychometric properties. The development of the scale comprised literature research, held 14 focus groups and 12 interviews with patients and health care providers, item-pool generation, content validation by a scientific expert panel, and face validation by 90 patients. The preliminary scale was tested on 385 patients across seven German hospitals with cross-sectoral mental health care (CSMHC) as part of their treatment program...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912289/using-best-interests-meetings-for-people-in-a-prolonged-disorder-of-consciousness-to-improve-clinical-and-ethical-management
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Derick T Wade
Current management of people with prolonged disorders of consciousness is failing patients, families and society. The causes include a general lack of concern, knowledge and expertise; a legal and professional framework which impedes timely and appropriate decision-making and/or enactment of the decision; and the exclusive focus on the patient, with no legitimate means to consider the broader consequences of healthcare decisions. This article argues that a clinical pathway based on the principles of (a) the English Mental Capacity Act 2005 and (b) using time-limited treatment trials could greatly improve patient management and reduce stress on families...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905666/second-opinion-expert-pathology-review-in-bladder-cancer-implications-for-patient-care
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Jennifer Gordetsky, Robin Collingwood, Win Shun Lai, Maria Del Carmen Rodriquez Pena, Soroush Rais-Bahrami
OBJECTIVES: To review bladder specimens referred to our facility for secondary review to determine the frequency and degree of changes in pathological diagnoses, which could affect patient care. METHODS: A retrospective review of 246 bladder specimens sent to our pathology department for second opinion pathological review was performed. All consultation specimens were reviewed by a single genitourinary (GU)-subspecialized surgical pathologist. Any changes in the pathological grade, stage, or histological tumor type were noted as well as patient demographic data...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902525/lurasidone-efficacy-and-safety-in-the-treatment-of-psychotic-and-mood-disorders
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Maurizio Pompili, Claudio Verzura, Giada Trovini, Andrea Buscajoni, Giulia Falcone, Stefano Naim, Adele Nardella, Serena Sorice, Ross J Baldessarini, Paolo Girardi
Lurasidone ([3aR,4S,7R,7aS]-2-[(1R,2R)-2-[4-(1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazin-1yl-methyl] cyclohexylmethyl]-hexahydro-4,7-methano-2H-isoindole-1,3-dione hydrochloride; Latuda® [LRSD]) is a novel benzisothiazole, second-generation antipsychotic drug developed by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Corporation in Japan. Similar to other atypical antipsychotics it has a distinctive pharmacodynamic profile, Areas covered: This review updates reported research findings on the efficacy, safety and tolerability of LRSD for treatment of psychotic and major affective disorders, with meta-analyses...
September 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901643/renal-function-monitoring-in-heart-failure-what-is-the-optimal-frequency-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
A Al-Naher, D J Wright, M A J Devonald, M Pirmohamed
The second most common cause of hospitalisation due to adverse drug reactions in the UK is renal dysfunction due to diuretics, particularly in patients with heart failure, where diuretic therapy is a mainstay of treatment regimens. Therefore the optimal frequency for monitoring renal function in these patients is an important consideration for preventing renal failure and hospitalisation. This review looks at the current evidence for optimal monitoring practices of renal function in patients with heart failure according to national and international guidelines on the management of heart failure (AHA/NICE/ESC/SIGN)...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901633/response-to-mortazavi-s-comment
#13
Bellieni Carlo Valerio, Giuseppe Buonocore
Mortazavi's comment (1) on our letter (2) on whether electromagnetic fields (EMF) in incubators are a risk factor for autism contains several points that need to be corrected. First, we did not base our observations just on our previous papers as Mortazavi maintains. In fact, our observations were also based on several more papers about EMF in incubators, including the paper by Calvente et al, which was published in 2017 (3). Second, it is incorrect to write that a very simple intervention, such as changing the infants' sleep position, namely the position of the head and feet, can lead to a significant drop, as big as several orders of magnitude, in the infant's brain exposure (1), because in most incubators EMF levels are similar at all points of the mattress...
September 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894079/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-biological-therapies-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-2016-update
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Pedro Machado, Marcos Cerqueira, Pedro Ávila-Ribeiro, Renata Aguiar, Alexandra Bernardo, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Águeda, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Raposo, Ana M Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Armando Malcata, Carina Lopes, Cláudia Vaz, Dolores Nour, Fátima Godinho, Fernando Alvarenga, Fernando Pimentel-Santos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, Inês Cunha, Joana Sousa Neves, João Eurico Fonseca, João Lagoas Gomes, José Tavares-Costa, Lúcia Costa, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Luís Maurício, Margarida Cruz, Maria Carmo Afonso, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Valente, Ricardo Figueira, Sofia Pimenta, Sofia Ramiro, Teresa Pedrosa, Tiago Afonso Costa, Elsa Vieira-Sousa
OBJECTIVE: To update the recommendations for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) with biological therapies, endorsed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology. METHODS: These treatment recommendations were formulated by Portuguese rheumatologists based on literature evidence and consensus opinion. At a national meeting, the 7 recommendations included in this document were discussed and updated. A draft of the full text of the recommendations was then circulated and suggestions were incorporated...
June 25, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893090/an-in-depth-review-of-chemical-angiogenesis-inhibitors-for-treating-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Jean-Luc Raoul, Marine Gilabert, Xavier Adhoute, Julien Edeline
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent and severe complication of cirrhosis. Most HCC patients initially present with or progress to advanced stage disease and require systemic treatment. As hypervascularization is a major characteristic of HCC, antiangiogenic drugs have been tested. Areas covered: In this review, we summarize data on the use of drugs targeting the angiogenesis. Despite many trials, in 2017 only 3 drugs, all antiangiogenic, have demonstrated efficacy in first (sorafenib, lenvatinib) or second line (regorafenib) treatment of advanced HCC...
October 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891343/current-and-future-contraceptive-options-for-women-living-with-hiv
#16
Rena C Patel, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Jared M Baeten
Among women living with HIV, half of the pregnancies are unintended. Effective contraception can prevent unintended pregnancies and consequently reduce maternal mortality and perinatal transmission of HIV. While contraceptive options available for all women also apply to women living with HIV, specific considerations exist to the use of contraception by women living with HIV. Areas covered: First, general principles guiding the use of contraception among women living with HIV are discussed, such as choice, method mix, relative effectiveness, and drug-drug interactions...
September 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890861/idiopathic-anaphylaxis
#17
REVIEW
Bright I Nwaru, Sangeeta Dhami, Aziz Sheikh
Idiopathic anaphylaxis is a rare life-threatening disorder with symptoms similar to other forms of anaphylaxis. There is lack of a robust evidence base underpinning the treatment of anaphylaxis and even less so for idiopathic anaphylaxis. Much of the evidence therefore comes from relatively small case series and expert opinion. Idiopathic anaphylaxis is a diagnosis of exclusion, requiring a thorough history and careful diagnostic work-up investigating possible triggers and underlying predisposing factors. Key diagnostic tests include skin-prick testing, tests for specific-IgE, component-resolved diagnostics, and in some cases for allergen challenge tests...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889819/advances-in-the-treatment-of-anorexia-nervosa-a-review-of-established-and-emerging-interventions
#18
T Brockmeyer, H-C Friederich, U Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a disabling, deadly and costly mental disorder. Until recently, treatment recommendations were based on expert opinion and limited evidence. The aim of this systematic review is to synthesise recent evidence on established and emerging AN treatments and to forecast trends for future developments. METHODS: We systematically review trials of established treatments and associated process outcome studies from the last 5 years, published since a previous review in this journal...
September 11, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889134/pesticide-applicators-questionnaire-content-validation-a-fuzzy-delphi-method
#19
S K Manakandan, I Rosnah, J Mohd Ridhuan, R Priya
BACKGROUND: The most crucial step in forming a set of survey questionnaire is deciding the appropriate items in a construct. Retaining irrelevant items and removing important items will certainly mislead the direction of a particular study. This article demonstrates Fuzzy Delphi method as one of the scientific analysis technique to consolidate consensus agreement within a panel of experts pertaining to each item's appropriateness. This method reduces the ambiguity, diversity, and discrepancy of the opinions among the experts hence enhances the quality of the selected items...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885861/deuterated-drugs-updates-and-obviousness-analysis
#20
Graham S Timmins
The pharmacokinetics and/or toxicity of many known drugs can be modified by selective deuteration, an area of significant commercial interest and scientific and regulatory progress. Areas covered: This review firstly discusses recent developments in deuterated drugs including the FDA approval of deutetrabenazine. Secondly, it discusses 35 U.S.C. §103 'obviousness' as it relates to recent patent prosecution, and also to Inter Partes Review (IPR). IPR is a new post-award review of patentability under §102 or §103, two IPR petitions upon deuterated drugs have been instituted and included §103 arguments...
September 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
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