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Gianluca Pontone, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Andrea Baggiano, Daniele Andreini, Andrea I Guaricci, Marco Guglielmo, Fabio Fazzari, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Elisabetta Mancini, Massimo Verdecchia, Laura Fusini, Lorenzo Bonfanti, Elisa Consiglio, Mark G Rabbat, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
PURPOSE: Recently, a new intracycle motion correction algorithm (MCA) was introduced to reduce motion artifacts from heart rate (HR) in coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA). The aim of the study was to evaluate the image quality, overall evaluability, and effective radiation dose (ED) of cCTA with prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) triggering plus MCA as compared with standard protocol with retrospective ECG triggering in patients with HR≥65 bpm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients (67±10 y) scheduled for cCTA with 65<HR<80 bpm were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344453/introduction-of-medical-humanities-in-mbbs-1st-year
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Shaista M Saiyad, Swapnil J Paralikar, Anita P Verma
Context: Most vital areas of patient management such as empathy, professionalism, and ethics are lacking in fresh undergraduates. These areas are considered to be part of hidden curriculum, and as these are not formally taught, we lack competent medical graduates. Introduction of medical humanities (MH) early in the medical curriculum can help to inculcate required soft skills. Aims: This study aims to develop, administer, and evaluate MH module in 1st year MBBS students...
December 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344451/evaluation-of-brainstorming-session-as-a-teaching-learning-tool-among-postgraduate-medical-biochemistry-students
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Binita Goswami, Anju Jain, Bidhan Chandra Koner
Background: The thrust for postgraduate teaching should be self-directed learning with equal participation by all students in academic discussions. Group discussions involve conduction of the discourse by a leader who guides the discussion as well as points out any wrong information. This discourages quieter students from participation with the fear of rebuke. Brainstorming is devoid of all such fallacies with no judgment and reprimand. Aim: The aim of this study was to use brainstorming as a teaching-learning tool among postgraduate students of medical biochemistry...
December 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336718/effect-of-irvingia-gabonensis-on-metabolic-syndrome-insulin-sensitivity-and-insulin-secretion
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Miriam Méndez-Del Villar, Manuel González-Ortiz, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Karina G Pérez-Rubio, Marisol Cortez-Navarrete
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Irvingia gabonensis on metabolic syndrome (MetS), insulin sensitivity, and insulin secretion. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed in 24 patients with MetS in accordance with the International Diabetes Federation criteria. Twelve patients received I. gabonensis (150 mg) twice a day during 90 days, and 12 patients received placebo. Glucose and insulin concentrations were measured during a 2-h oral glucose tolerance test...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334818/relationship-between-nurses-moral-sensitivity-and-the-quality-of-care
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Elham Amiri, Ebrahimi Hossein, Vahidi Maryam, Asghari Jafarabadi Mohamad, Namdar Areahtanab Hossein
BACKGROUND: To provide care with high quality, nurses face a number of moral issues requiring them to have moral abilities in professional performance. Moral sensitivity is the first step in moral performance. However, its relation to the quality of care patients receive is controversial. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the relationship between the moral sensitivity of nurses and the quality of care received by patients in the medical wards. RESEARCH DESIGN: A descriptive correlational study using validated tools, including Moral Sensitivity Questionnaire and the Quality Patient Quality Scale...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330776/second-hand-exposure-of-staff-administering-vaporised-cannabinoid-products-to-patients-in-a-hospital-setting
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Nadia Solowij, Peter Galettis, Samantha J Broyd, Peter de Krey, Jennifer H Martin
BACKGROUND: In many health settings, administration of medicinal cannabis poses significant implementation barriers including drug storage and safety for administering staff and surrounding patients. Different modes of administration also provide different yet potentially significant issues. One route that has become of clinical interest owing to the rapid onset of action and patient control of the inhaled amount (via breath timing and depth) is that of vaporisation of cannabinoid products...
January 12, 2018: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329559/simplification-of-medications-prescribed-to-long-term-care-residents-simpler-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Janet K Sluggett, Esa Y H Chen, Jenni Ilomäki, Megan Corlis, Sarah N Hilmer, Jan Van Emden, Choon Ean Ooi, Kim-Huong Nguyen, Tracy Comans, Michelle Hogan, Tessa Caporale, Susan Edwards, Lyntara Quirke, Allan Patching, J Simon Bell
BACKGROUND: Complex medication regimens are highly prevalent in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Strategies to reduce unnecessary complexity may be valuable because complex medication regimens can be burdensome for residents and are costly in terms of nursing time. The aim of this study is to investigate application of a structured process to simplify medication administration in RACFs. METHODS: SImplification of Medications Prescribed to Long-tErm care Residents (SIMPLER) is a non-blinded, matched-pair, cluster randomised controlled trial of a single multidisciplinary intervention to simplify medication regimens...
January 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326504/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-following-third-molar-surgery-in-an-african-population
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Adebayo Aremu Ibikunle, Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo
Introduction: Surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molars is often associated with sequelae such as postoperative pain, facial edema, and limitation in mouth opening ability. These sequelae may result in changes in the patients' lifestyle and quality of life (QoL). Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molars on patients' QoL in the immediate postoperative period (7 days). Materials and Methods: Ethical approval for this study was obtained from the Health Research and Ethics committee of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital...
October 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326428/human-germline-gene-editing-recommendations-of-eshg-and-eshre
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Guido de Wert, Guido Pennings, Angus Clarke, Ursula Eichenlaub-Ritter, Carla G van El, Francesca Forzano, Mariëtte Goddijn, Björn Heindryckx, Heidi C Howard, Dragica Radojkovic, Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag, Basil C Tarlatzis, Martina C Cornel
Technological developments in gene editing raise high expectations for clinical applications, first of all for somatic gene editing but in theory also for germline gene editing (GLGE). GLGE is currently not allowed in many countries. This makes clinical applications in these countries impossible now, even if GLGE would become safe and effective. What were the arguments behind this legislation, and are they still convincing? If a technique can help to avoid serious genetic disorders, in a safe and effective way, would this be a reason to reconsider earlier standpoints? The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) together developed a Background document and Recommendations to inform and stimulate ongoing societal debates...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326191/establishing-anchor-based-minimally-important-differences-mid-with-the-eortc-quality-of-life-measures-a-meta-analysis-protocol
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Zebedee Jammbe Musoro, Jean-Francois Hamel, Divine Ewane Ediebah, Kim Cocks, Madeleine T King, Mogens Groenvold, Mirjam A G Sprangers, Yvonne Brandberg, Galina Velikova, John Maringwa, Hans-Henning Flechtner, Andrew Bottomley, Corneel Coens
INTRODUCTION: As patient assessment of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in cancer clinical trials has increased over the years, so has the need to attach meaningful interpretations to differences in HRQOL scores between groups and changes within groups. Determining what represents a minimally important difference (MID) in HRQOL scores is useful to clinicians, patients and researchers, and can be used as a benchmark for assessing the success of a healthcare intervention. Our objective is to provide an evidence-based protocol to determine MIDs for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment for Cancer Quality of life Questionnaire core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30)...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326186/factors-associated-with-neonatal-pneumonia-in-india-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-planned-meta-analysis
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Sreekumaran Nair, Leslie Edward Lewis, Myron Anthony Godinho, Shruti Murthy, Theophilus Lakiang, Bhumika T Venkatesh
INTRODUCTION: India accounts for more neonatal deaths than any other country. There is a lack of consolidated evidence from India regarding the determining factors of pneumonia in neonates. This systematic review is aimed to consolidate and appraise the evidence on risk factors and determinants of pneumonia among neonates in India. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This protocol is part of a project consisting of three reviews (two systematic reviews and one scoping review) and a qualitative study on neonatal pneumonia in India...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326182/variations-in-childbirth-interventions-in-high-income-countries-protocol-for-a-multinational-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, Ank de Jonge, Thomas van den Akker, Katrien Beeckman, Annick Bogaerts, Monalisa Barros, Patricia Janssen, Lorena Binfa, Eva Rydahl, Lucy Frith, Mechthild Gross, Berglind Hálfdánsdóttir, Deirdre Daly, Jean Calleja-Agius, Patricia Gillen, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Eugene Declercq
INTRODUCTION: There are growing concerns about the increase in rates of commonly used childbirth interventions. When indicated, childbirth interventions are crucial for preventing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, but their routine use in healthy women and children leads to avoidable maternal and neonatal harm. Establishing ideal rates of interventions can be challenging. This study aims to describe the range of variations in the use of commonly used childbirth interventions in high-income countries around the world, and in outcomes in nulliparous and multiparous women...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326015/ecchymosis-and-or-haematoma-formation-after-prophylactic-administration-of-subcutaneous-enoxaparin-in-the-abdomen-or-arm-of-the-critically-ill-patient
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R Jareño-Collado, M M Sánchez-Sánchez, M P Fraile-Gamo, N García-Crespo, S Barba-Aragón, H Bermejo-García, R Sánchez-Izquierdo, E I Sánchez-Muñoz, A López-López, S Arias-Rivera
INTRODUCTION: Ecchymosis and/or haematoma are the most common adverse events after subcutaneous administration of low molecular weight heparin. There is no strong recommendation as to the puncture site. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adverse events, ecchymosis and/or haematoma after the administration of prophylactic subcutaneous enoxaparin in the abdomen vs the arm in the critically ill patient. METHODOLOGY: A randomised, two-arm clinical trial (injection in the abdomen vs the arm), performed between July 2014 and January 2017, in an 18-bed, polyvalent intensive care unit...
January 8, 2018: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325585/clinical-research-ethics-review-process-in-lebanon-efficiency-and-functions-of-research-ethics-committees-results-from-a-descriptive-questionnaire-based-study
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David Atallah, Malak Moubarak, Nadine El Kassis, Sara Abboud
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials conducted in Lebanon are increasing. However, little is known about the performance of research ethics committees (RECs) in charge of reviewing the research protocols. This study aimed to assess the level of adherence to the ethics surrounding the conduct of clinical trials and perceptions of team members regarding roles of the RECs during the conduct of clinical trials in Lebanon. The research question was: Are RECs adherent to the ethics surrounding the conduct of clinical trials (chapters II and IV in 'Standards and Operational Guidance for Ethics Review of Health-related Research with Human Participants' in Lebanon?' METHODS: This was a quantitative and descriptive questionnaire-based study conducted among RECs of university hospitals in Lebanon...
January 11, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325533/a-systematic-review-of-comparisons-between-protocols-or-registrations-and-full-reports-in-primary-biomedical-research
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Guowei Li, Luciana P F Abbade, Ikunna Nwosu, Yanling Jin, Alvin Leenus, Muhammad Maaz, Mei Wang, Meha Bhatt, Laura Zielinski, Nitika Sanger, Bianca Bantoto, Candice Luo, Ieta Shams, Hamnah Shahid, Yaping Chang, Guangwen Sun, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Zainab Samaan, Mitchell A H Levine, Jonathan D Adachi, Lehana Thabane
BACKGROUND: Prospective study protocols and registrations can play a significant role in reducing incomplete or selective reporting of primary biomedical research, because they are pre-specified blueprints which are available for the evaluation of, and comparison with, full reports. However, inconsistencies between protocols or registrations and full reports have been frequently documented. In this systematic review, which forms part of our series on the state of reporting of primary biomedical, we aimed to survey the existing evidence of inconsistencies between protocols or registrations (i...
January 11, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322622/ten-years-of-clinical-trial-registration-in-a-resource-limited-setting-experience-of-the-sri-lanka-clinical-trials-registry
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Udaya K Ranawaka, Ashwini de Abrew, Manu Wimalachandra, Nithushi Samaranayake, Colvin Goonaratna
AIM: We describe our experience of the first 10 years at the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry (SLCTR). METHODS: We analyzed all trial records of the SLCTR over the study period. We collected information regarding trial characteristics and completeness of data entry in the SLCTR data set. RESULTS: During the study period, 210 trials (63% of all applications) were registered with the SLCTR. The number of registered trials showed an increasing trend over the years...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321022/serum-metabolic-profiling-identified-a-distinct-metabolic-signature-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-potential-biomarker-role-for-lysopc
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Barbara Rindlisbacher, Cornelia Schmid, Thomas Geiser, Cédric Bovet, Manuela Funke-Chambour
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal lung disease of unknown etiology. Patients present loss of lung function, dyspnea and dry cough. Diagnosis requires compatible radiologic imaging and, in undetermined cases, invasive procedures such as bronchoscopy and surgical lung biopsy. The pathophysiological mechanisms of IPF are not completely understood. Lung injury with abnormal alveolar epithelial repair is thought to be a major cause for activation of profibrotic pathways in IPF...
January 10, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321012/adaptation-of-child-oral-health-education-leaflets-for-arabic-migrants-in-australia-a-qualitative-study
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Amit Arora, Ibrahim Al-Salti, Hussam Murad, Quang Tran, Rhonda Itaoui, Sameer Bhole, Shilpi Ajwani, Charlotte Jones, Narendar Manohar
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of Arabic-speaking mothers views on the usefulness of existing oral health education leaflets aimed at young children and also to record their views on the tailored versions of these leaflets. METHODS: This qualitative study was nested within a large ongoing birth cohort study in South Western Sydney, Australia. Arabic-speaking mothers (n = 19) with young children were purposively selected and approached for a semi-structured interview...
January 10, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318647/realizing-effectiveness-across-continents-with-hydroxyurea-enrollment-and-baseline-characteristics-of-the-multicenter-reach-study-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Patrick T McGann, Thomas N Williams, Peter Olupot-Olupot, George A Tomlinson, Adam Lane, José Luís Reis da Fonseca, Robert Kitenge, George Mochamah, Ham Wabwire, Susan Stuber, Thad A Howard, Kathryn McElhinney, Banu Aygun, Teresa Latham, Brígida Santos, Léon Tshilolo, Russell E Ware
Despite its well-described safety and efficacy in the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA) in high-income settings, hydroxyurea remains largely unavailable in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 75% of annual SCA births occur and many comorbidities exist. Realizing Effectiveness Across Continents with Hydroxyurea (REACH, ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01966731) is a prospective, Phase I/II open-label trial of hydroxyurea designed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and benefits of hydroxyurea treatment for children with SCA in four sub-Saharan African countries...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317417/patients-and-therapists-experiences-with-a-new-treatment-programme-for-eating-disorders-that-combines-physical-exercise-and-dietary-therapy-the-ped-t-trial-a-qualitative-study-protocol
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Gunn Pettersen, Jan H Rosenvinge, Maria Bakland, Rolf Wynn, Therese Fostervold Mathisen, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen
INTRODUCTION: Women with bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder often suffer for many years before they seek professional help. Evidence-based treatments like cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) might be poorly accessible, and about 50% of those who receive CBT respond to it. Such outcome may reflect the heterogeneous nature of eating disorders, and addressing this heterogeneity calls for expanding the portfolio of treatment options. In particular, it is important to explore such options' acceptability, tolerability and affordability expressed through experiences with the treatment...
January 8, 2018: BMJ Open
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