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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634630/development-and-validation-of-a-tool-for-non-technical-skills-evaluation-in-robotic-surgery-the-icars-system
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Nicholas Raison, Thomas Wood, Oliver Brunckhorst, Takashige Abe, Talisa Ross, Ben Challacombe, Mohammed Shamim Khan, Giacomo Novara, Nicolo Buffi, Henk Van Der Poel, Craig McIlhenny, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Non-technical skills (NTS) are being increasingly recognised as vital for safe surgical practice. Numerous NTS rating systems have been developed to support effective training and assessment. Yet despite the additional challenges posed by robotic surgery, no NTS rating systems have been developed for this unique surgical environment. This study reports the development and validation of the first NTS behavioural rating system for robotic surgery. METHODS: A comprehensive index of all relevant NTS behaviours in robotic surgery was developed through observation of robotic theatre and interviews with robotic surgeons...
June 20, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634579/precision-in-setting-cancer-prevention-priorities-synthesis-of-data-literature-and-expert-opinion
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Jennifer Girschik, Laura Jean Miller, Tony Addiscott, Mike Daube, Paul Katris, David Ransom, Terry Slevin, Tim Threlfall, Tarun Stephen Weeramanthri
Cancer will continue to be a leading cause of ill health and death unless we can capitalize on the potential for 30-40% of these cancers to be prevented. In this light, cancer prevention represents an enormous opportunity for public health, potentially saving much of the pain, anguish, and cost associated with treating cancer. However, there is a challenge for governments, and the wider community, in prioritizing cancer prevention activities, especially given increasing financial constraints. This paper describes a method for identifying cancer prevention priorities...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633615/experts-opinion-on-manual-wheelchair-adjustments-for-adults-with-diabetes
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Sophie-Anne Scherrer, Joelle Chu Yu Chee, Nhi Vu, Patrice Lu, Michelle Ishack, Philippe S Archambault
Diabetes is a global health concern that can lead to mobility limitations necessitating a wheelchair. However, there are currently no guidelines for wheelchair adjustments tailored to the diabetic population. PURPOSE: To describe relevant manual wheelchair adjustments for adults with diabetes, and to explore how these adjustments apply to populations living in less-resourced countries. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 wheelchair experts from five different countries working with adult with diabetes...
March 2, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631980/orexin-research-patent-news-from-2016
#4
Christoph Boss, Catherine Roch
The orexin (hypocretin) system consists of two G-protein-coupled receptors, orexin 1 (Ox1) and orexin 2 (Ox2) and two endogenous peptidic ligands, orexin A (OxA) and orexin B (OxB). It is evolutionarily highly conserved. In the brain, it is involved in the promotion of wakefulness under motivational circumstances as well as in anxiety and addictive disorders. In addition, its activation via the Ox1 receptor triggers apoptosis in several cancer cell lines. Dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs) such as suvorexant are successfully used to treat primary insomnia...
June 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631089/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
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REVIEW
Alain Cariou, Jean-François Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630808/management-of-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis-may-exclude-antibiotic-therapy
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REVIEW
Jonathan Mayl, Mikhail Marchenko, Emily Frierson
Diverticulitis is a common ailment that is prevalent in the developed world. As such, the management of diverticulitis places a substantial economic burden on healthcare. Research is ongoing to further elucidate both the pathogenesis of the disease, as well as ways to reduce associated expenditures. One of these emerging areas of research calls into question the use of antibiotics during treatment of acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. Current guidelines are largely based on expert opinion, with little evidence supporting the standard practice of antibiotic therapy...
May 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630722/hip-arthroscopy-protocol-expert-opinions-on-post-operative-weight-bearing-and-return-to-sports-guidelines
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Ehud Rath, Zachary T Sharfman, Matan Paret, Eyal Amar, Michael Drexler, Nicolas Bonin
The objectives of this study are to survey the weight-bearing limitation practices and delay for returning to running and impact sports of high volume hip arthroscopy orthopedic surgeons. The study was designed in the form of expert survey questionnaire. Evidence-based data are scares regarding hip arthroscopy post-operative weight-bearing protocols. An international cross-sectional anonymous Internet survey of 26 high-volume hip arthroscopy specialized surgeons was conducted to report their weight-bearing limitations and rehabilitation protocols after various arthroscopic hip procedures...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630717/arthroscopic-hip-preservation-surgery-practice-patterns-an-international-survey
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Kevin M Smith, Brayden J Gerrie, Patrick C McCulloch, Brian D Lewis, R Chad Mather, Geoffrey Van Thiel, Shane J Nho, Joshua D Harris
To design and conduct a survey analyzing pre-, intra- and post- hip arthroscopy practice patterns among hip arthroscopists worldwide. A 21-question, IRB-exempt, HIPAA-compliant, cross-sectional survey was conducted via email using SurveyMonkey to examine pre-operative evaluation, intra-operative techniques and post-operative management. The survey was administered internationally to 151 hip arthroscopists identified from publicly available sources. Seventy-five respondents completed the survey (151 ± 116 hip arthroscopy procedures per year; 8...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629343/comparative-effectiveness-research-what-to-do-when-experts-disagree-about-risks
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Reidar K Lie, Francis K L Chan, Christine Grady, Vincent H Ng, David Wendler
BACKGROUND: Ethical issues related to comparative effectiveness research, or research that compares existing standards of care, have recently received considerable attention. In this paper we focus on how Ethics Review Committees (ERCs) should evaluate the risks of comparative effectiveness research. MAIN TEXT: We discuss what has been a prominent focus in the debate about comparative effectiveness research, namely that it is justified when "nothing is known" about the comparative effectiveness of the available alternatives...
June 19, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628660/systematic-review-of-emergency-medicine-clinical-practice-guidelines-implications-for-research-and-policy
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Arjun K Venkatesh, Dan Savage, Benjamin Sandefur, Kenneth R Bernard, Craig Rothenberg, Jeremiah D Schuur
INTRODUCTION: Over 25 years, emergency medicine in the United States has amassed a large evidence base that has been systematically assessed and interpreted through ACEP Clinical Policies. While not previously studied in emergency medicine, prior work has shown that nearly half of all recommendations in medical specialty practice guidelines may be based on limited or inconclusive evidence. We sought to describe the proportion of clinical practice guideline recommendations in Emergency Medicine that are based upon expert opinion and low level evidence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627982/mirnas-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-and-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-disease-with-a-particular-focus-on-wo2010091204
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Yanyan Yang, Tao Yu, Shaoyan Jiang, Yinfeng Zhang, Mengpeng Li, Ningning Tang, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Jian-Xun Wang, Pei-Feng Li
A number of miRNAs have been reported to be critically involved in the regulation of cardiovascular disease (CVDs). Therefore, the development of potent analogues/inhibitors for miRNAs have thus become a key focus in the present drug discovery. In this review, we discuss the basic research and clinical use of miRNAs as the early diagnosis and therapeutic targets for CVD. We have also focused on the efficiency of therapeutically targeting miR-499, which is considered as one of the most promising molecules for treating CVDs...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627961/microsomal-prostaglandin-e2-synthase-1-inhibitors-a-patent-review
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Anastasia Psarra, Aikaterini Nikolaou, Maroula G Kokotou, Dimitris Limnios, George Kokotos
Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1) catalyzes the terminal step of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) generation. It is strongly upregulated in inflamed tissues and overexpressed in tumors and it has been recognized as a key enzyme in inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, atherosclerosis, stroke and cancer. Thus, a great effort has been devoted in developing synthetic mPGES-1 inhibitors as novel anti-inflammatory agents. Areas covered: This review article summarizes the mPGES-1 inhibitors presented in patent literature from 2000 to August 2016 and their biological evaluation, discussing their activities in vitro and in vivo...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627952/clinical-efficacy-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-the-treatment-of-complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#13
Kohei Takimoto, Qianzhi Wang, Daisuke Suzuki, Mitsuya Katayama, Yoshiro Hayashi
Introduction Complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs) are skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) that involve deep soft tissue. cSSTIs often require surgical intervention and/or hospitalization. cSSTIs are associated with significant mortality and morbidity, and carry a significant burden on health care systems. Piperacillin/tazobactam has been regarded as a standard treatment for cSSTIs because of its antibiotic spectrum, safety and clinical efficacy. Several antibiotics, as compared to piperacillin/tazobactam, have been evaluated in the treatment of cSSTIs...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627951/the-safety-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#14
Phu N Tran, Susan O'Brien
The approval of ibrutinib has revolutionized the therapeutic landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Currently ibrutinib is indicated for patients that are both treatment naïve as well as those with relapsed CLL. Ibrutinib is generally well-tolerated with durable responses that improve over time in most patients. Important toxicities include atrial fibrillation and bleeding. Areas Cover: This review covers the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety and efficacy of ibrutinib in the treatment of CLL...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627943/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-adjuvant-interferon-alfa-therapy-in-the-evolving-treatment-landscape-for-resected-high-risk-melanoma
#15
Van Anh Trinh, Chrystia Zobniw, Wen-Jen Hwu
Patients with resected stage II or III melanoma are at high risk of recurrence, with 5-year mortality rate of 40-60%. Adjuvant interferon-alfa has demonstrated a small RFS and OS benefit versus observation in this patient population. However, the adjuvant treatment landscape is evolving rapidly. Areas covered: This review aims to summarize the safety and efficacy profiles of adjuvant IFNα/PEG-IFNα, revisit the controversy surrounding its application, and reappraise its position in the rapidly changing treatment landscape of resected melanoma...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627937/the-safety-of-intra-articular-injections-for-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-critical-narrative-review
#16
Christelle Nguyen, François Rannou
International guidelines recommend that the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) combine both nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions. Intra-articular (IA) therapies are considered part of this multimodal approach and are well-established Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA)-approved treatments. Areas covered. Safety data for knee OA, including IA corticosteroids, hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma and botulinum toxin are critically reviewed, and evidence- and pratice-based measures to improve safety of IA therapies are discussed...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627277/anti-acne-drugs-in-phase-1-and-2-clinical-trials
#17
Christos C Zouboulis, Clio Dessinioti, Fragkiski Tsatsou, Harald P M Gollnick
Despite the impressive increase of knowledge on acne etiology accumulated during the last 20 years, few efforts have been overtaken to introduce new therapeutic regiments targeting the ideal treatment of acne. The increasing emergence of microbial resistance associated with antibiotics, teratogenicity, particularly associated with systemic isotretinoin, and the need for an adverse drug profile, which can be tolerated by the patient, make the need of new pathogenesis relevant anti-acne agents an emerging issue...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627270/novel-benzopyran-derivatives-and-their-therapeutic-applications-a-patent-review-2009-2016
#18
Cheng Xiu, Zhou Hua, Bao Sheng Xiao, Wen Jian Tang, Hai Pin Zhou, Xin Hua Liu
The benzopyran derivatives present a wide variety of biological activity and behaviour. At the same time the benzopyran derivatives support their use as therapeutic agents for multiple diseases. Their structural characteristics correlated to physicochemical properties seem to define the extent of the biological activity. Areas covered: This review summarizes new patents published on new benzopyran derivatives from 2009 to 2016. Expert opinion: Many benzopyran derivatives have vivo/vitro biological responses...
June 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627249/astrology-in-court-the-spanish-inquisition-authority-and-expertise
#19
Tayra M C Lanuza-Navarro
Astrology, its legitimacy, and the limits of its acceptable practice were debated in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Many of the related arguments were mediated by the work of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the responses to it. Acknowledging the complexities of the relationship between astrological ideas and Christian teachings, this paper focuses on the Catholic debates by specifically considering the decisions about astrology taken by the Spanish Inquisition. The trials of astrologers are examined with the aim of understanding the role of experts in astrology in early modern Spain...
June 1, 2017: History of Science; An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625586/corticosteroids-in-neurological-disorders-the-dark-side
#20
REVIEW
Dimitrios Parissis, Styliani-Aggeliki Syntila, Panos Ioannidis
Corticosteroids are among the most commonly prescribed drugs by physicians of nearly all medical specialties. Their widespread use in clinical neurology is based either on randomized studies or, most often, on clinical experience and experts' opinion. Besides the well-known adverse effects of corticosteroids, they may also induce or worsen certain neurological disorders. The purpose of this review is to highlight the negative impact of these drugs on these disorders with emphasis on putative pathophysiological mechanisms of this association...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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