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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343085/a-lack-of-systemic-absorption-following-the-repeated-application-of-topical-quetiapine-in-healthy-adults
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Bryce Kayhart, Maria I Lapid, Sarah Nelson, Julie L Cunningham, Virginia H Thompson, Jonathan G Leung
In the absence of suitable oral or intravenous access for medication administration and when the intramuscular medications are undesirable, alternative routes for drug delivery may be considered. Antipsychotics administered via an inhaled, intranasal, rectal, or topical route have been described in the literature. Topically administered antipsychotics have been previously reported to produce negligible systemic absorption despite being used in clinical practice for nausea and behavioral symptoms associated with dementia...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342869/surface-fitting-for-quasi-scattered-data-from-coordinate-measuring-systems
#2
Qing Mao, Shugui Liu, Sen Wang, Xinhui Ma
Non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) surface fitting from data points is wildly used in the fields of computer aided design (CAD), medical imaging, cultural relic representation and object-shape detection. Usually, the measured data acquired from coordinate measuring systems is neither gridded nor completely scattered. The distribution of this kind of data is scattered in physical space, but the data points are stored in a way consistent with the order of measurement, so it is named quasi scattered data in this paper...
January 13, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339776/the-experience-of-spasticity-after-spinal-cord-injury-perceived-characteristics-and-impact-on-daily-life
#3
William Barry McKay, William Mark Sweatman, Edelle C Field-Fote
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: Determine the impact of motor control characteristics attributed to spasticity, such as spasms, stiffness, and clonus on the daily life of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Nationwide, United States. METHODS: Internet-administered questionnaire, the Patient Reported Impact of Spasticity Measure (PRISM) and items describing characteristics of spasticity including stiffness, spasms, clonus, and pain...
January 16, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332255/profiling-attention-and-cognition-enhancing-drugs-in-a-rat-touchscreen-based-continuous-performance-test
#4
Zhiyong Ding, Jordan W Brown, Lynne E Rueter, Eric G Mohler
RATIONALE: A novel rodent continuous performance test (CPT) was developed as one of the goals of the NEWMEDS (Novel Methods leading to New Medications in Depression and Schizophrenia) consortium to improve its translatability to the CPT test used in human subjects. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to investigate the effects of attention and cognition enhancing drugs in rodent CPT. METHODS: A single cohort of rats were trained to asymptotic performance in the test...
January 13, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310575/a-comparison-of-estimators-from-self-controlled-case-series-case-crossover-design-and-sequence-symmetry-analysis-for-pharmacoepidemiological-studies
#5
Yoshinori Takeuchi, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Yutaka Matsuyama
BACKGROUND: Despite the frequent use of self-controlled methods in pharmacoepidemiological studies, the factors that may bias the estimates from these methods have not been adequately compared in real-world settings. Here, we comparatively examined the impact of a time-varying confounder and its interactions with time-invariant confounders, time trends in exposures and events, restrictions, and misspecification of risk period durations on the estimators from three self-controlled methods...
January 8, 2018: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290546/characteristics-of-claims-in-the-management-of-septic-arthritis-in-japan-retrospective-analyses-of-judicial-precedents-and-closed-claims
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Yasuhiro Otaki, Makiko Ishida DaSilva, Yuichi Saito, Yasuaki Oyama, Giichiro Oiso, Tomohiko Yoshida, Masakazu Fukuhara, Mitsuru Moriyama
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis (SA) cases can result in claims or litigation because of poor prognosis even if it is unavoidable. Although these claims or litigation are useful for understanding causes and background factors of medical errors, the characteristics of malpractice claims associated with SA remain undetermined in Japan. This study aimed to increase our understanding of malpractice claims in the clinical management of SA. METHODS: We analyzed 6 civil precedents and 16 closed claims of SA from 8530 malpractice claims processed between July 2004 and June 2014 by the Tokyo office of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Incorporated...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288287/a-contemporary-paradigm-integrating-spirituality-in-advance-care-planning
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Katie Lutz, Stefan R Rowniak, Prabjot Sandhu
In the 25 years since advance care planning first drew the attention of the national healthcare and legal systems, gains in the rate of advance care directive completion have been negligible despite the effort of researchers, ethicists, and lawmakers. With the benefit of sophisticated healthcare technology, patients are living longer. Despite the benefits of increased longevity, it is widely acknowledged that enough has not been done to adequately address end-of-life care decisions at the crossroads between medical futility and quality of life...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260267/-responsibilities-and-concepts-for-undergraduate-and-postgraduate-medical-education-in-germany-a%C3%A2-plea-for-a%C3%A2-reorientation
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REVIEW
Hendrik van den Bussche, Detlef Niemann, Bernt-Peter Robra, Udo Schagen, Beate Schücking, Nobert Schmacke, Claudia Spies, Alf Trojan, Uwe Koch-Gromus
BACKGROUND: Undergraduate medical education in Germany takes place in the medical faculties of universities, whereas postgraduate medical education takes place in nearly all hospitals under the aegis of medical associations. Both phases of the medical qualification process live on their own; the communication between the two responsible bodies is negligible. Previous reforms have always tackled undergraduate education only, whereas postgraduate education takes place without public attention...
December 19, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241615/provision-of-medical-supply-kits-to-improve-quality-of-antenatal-care-in-mozambique-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Ana Pilar Betrán, Eduardo Bergel, Sally Griffin, Armando Melo, My Huong Nguyen, Alicia Carbonell, Santos Mondlane, Mario Merialdi, Marleen Temmerman, A Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: High levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity remain a daunting reality in many low-income countries. Several interventions delivered during antenatal care have been shown to improve maternal and newborn outcomes, but stockouts of medical supplies at point of care can prevent implementation of these services. We aimed to evaluate whether a supply chain strategy based on the provision of kits could improve quality of care. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial at ten antenatal care clinics in Mozambique...
January 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240650/oxytocin-use-in-labor-legal-implications
#10
Susan Drummond
Oxytocin is one of the most commonly used medications in obstetrics and has been associated with claims of negligence in cases of adverse outcomes. Errors involving intravenous oxytocin administration for induction or augmentation of labor are most commonly dose related and include failure to avoid or treat tachysystole or failure to asses or treat a fetal heart rate pattern indicative of disruption in oxygenation. Clinicians should be knowledgeable regarding pharmacokinetics of oxytocin and the effect of uterine contractions on fetal oxygenation as well as safe titration of oxytocin to achieve the desired effect while minimizing harm...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236272/medical-malpractice-and-transoral-robotic-surgery-evaluation-and-some-preemptive-thoughts
#11
Daniel D Lydiatt, Ryan Sewell
Medical malpractice is costly and disruptive, and it is important to prevent. We conducted a study with the objective to look at medical malpractice in robotic surgery overall, to evaluate reasons for litigation, and to comment on possible strategies to avoid litigation with transoral robotic surgery. We used the Westlaw computerized database to identify all state and federal verdict summaries in medical malpractice cases. We found 17 cases alleging malpractice that involved the use of robotic surgery. In all, the plaintiffs in 6 cases (35%) contended that an open rather than a robotic approach should have been used, 5 (29%) alleged negligent credentialing, 4 (24%) alleged training deficiencies, 2 (12%) alleged manufacturing problems, and 1 (6%) charged that robotic surgery should have been performed instead of open surgery (1 case involved two of these allegations)...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234481/in-defense-of-pharmaceutically-enhancing-human-morality
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Evangelos D Protopapadakis
Purpose: I will discuss the prospect of pharmaceutically enhancing human morality and decision making in such a way as to eliminate morally unjustifiable choices and promote desirable ones. Background: Our species in the relatively short period since it has emerged has enormously advanced in knowledge, science, and technical progress. When it comes to moral development, the distance it has covered is almost negligible. What if we could medically accelerate our moral development? What if we could once and for all render our species totally immune to certain vices? Methodology: I will examine whether pharmaceutically intervening in human morality would compromise the autonomy of moral agents...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209906/the-fourth-annual-brds-on-genome-editing-and-silencing-for-precision-medicines
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Amit Kumar Chaudhary, Rajan Sharma Bhattarai, Ram I Mahato
Precision medicine is promising for treating human diseases, as it focuses on tailoring drugs to a patient's genes, environment, and lifestyle. The need for personalized medicines has opened the doors for turning nucleic acids into therapeutics. Although gene therapy has the potential to treat and cure genetic and acquired diseases, it needs to overcome certain obstacles before creating the overall prescription drugs. Recent advancement in the life science has helped to understand the effective manipulation and delivery of genome-engineering tools better...
December 5, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206598/is-there-unmeasured-indication-bias-in-radiation-related-cancer-risk-estimates-from-studies-of-computed-tomography
#14
Johanna M Meulepas, Michael Hauptmann, Jay H Lubin, Igor Shuryak, David J Brenner
Recently reported studies have associated radiation exposure from computed tomography (CT) scanning with small excess cancer risks. However, since existing medical records were used in these studies, they could not control for reasons for the CT scans and therefore, the results may have been confounded by indication. Here we conducted a study to estimate potential indication bias that could affect hazard ratios for colorectal, lung and female breast cancers by reasons for a CT scan. This involved a retrospective cohort study of electronic records from all patients aged 18-89 years without previous cancer diagnoses, who received at least one CT scan at Columbia University Medical Center in the period of 1994-2014...
December 5, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196112/long-term-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-mild-hemoptysis
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Joonsung Choi, Jun Hyun Baik, Chi Hong Kim, So Hyang Song, Sung Kyung Kim, Myeongjong Kim, Sungeun Yun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to observe the long-term outcomes of conservative treatment and bronchial artery embolization (BAE) in patients with mild hemoptysis and to analyze the risk factors associated with hemoptysis recurrence. METHODS: Patients with mild hemoptysis from January 2005 to January 2016 were enrolled in this study. The patients' medical records, including smoking history, etiologic diseases, bronchoscopic findings, mortality, BAE information, and follow-up data of recurrent hemoptysis, were reviewed and analyzed...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194445/safety-and-efficacy-of-an-oxycodone-vaccine-addressing-some-of-the-unique-considerations-posed-by-opioid-abuse
#16
M D Raleigh, S J Peterson, M Laudenbach, F Baruffaldi, F I Carroll, S D Comer, H A Navarro, T L Langston, S P Runyon, S Winston, M Pravetoni, P R Pentel
Among vaccines aimed at treating substance use disorders, those targeting opioids present several unique medication development challenges. 1) Opioid overdose is a common complication of abuse, so it is desirable for an opioid vaccine to block the toxic as well as the addictive effects of opioids. 2) It is important that an opioid vaccine not interfere with the action of opioid antagonists used to reverse opioid overdose or treat addiction. 3) Some opioids are immunosuppressive and chronic ongoing opioid use could interfere with vaccine immunogenicity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190209/national-study-of-burnout-and-career-satisfaction-among-physician-assistants-in-oncology-implications-for-team-based-care
#17
Eric Daniel Tetzlaff, Heather Marie Hylton, Lyudmila DeMora, Karen Ruth, Yu-Ning Wong
PURPOSE: A high rate of burnout has been reported in oncology physicians. Physician assistants (PAs) may also face similar risks of burnout. We sought to measure the personal and professional characteristics associated with burnout and career satisfaction and the potential impact on the oncology PA workforce. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A national survey of PAs in oncology was completed by using the Maslach Burnout Inventory from September 2015 to January 2016. RESULTS: In all, 855 PAs were contacted and 250 submitted complete surveys (response rate, 29...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185542/pimavanserin-a-novel-therapeutic-option-for-parkinson-disease-psychosis
#18
REVIEW
Trevor Hawkins, Brian D Berman
Purpose of review: In April 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a first-in-class atypical antipsychotic medication called pimavanserin for the treatment of Parkinson disease psychosis (PDP). We aim to inform readers about its indications, effectiveness, and safety profile. Recent findings: Pimavanserin acts as an inverse agonist at serotonin 5-HT2A receptors and has negligible effects on other receptors, thereby avoiding the D2 receptor antagonism that can potentially worsen motor symptoms...
April 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184110/differential-effects-on-membrane-permeability-and-viability-of-human-keratinocyte-cells-undergoing-very-low-intensity-megasonic-fields
#19
F Domenici, F Brasili, S Giantulli, B Cerroni, A Bedini, C Giliberti, R Palomba, I Silvestri, S Morrone, G Paradossi, M Mattei, F Bordi
Among different therapeutic applications of Ultrasound (US), transient membrane sonoporation (SP) - a temporary, non-lethal porosity, mechanically induced in cell membranes through US exposure - represents a compelling opportunity towards an efficient and safe drug delivery. Nevertheless, progresses in this field have been limited by an insufficient understanding of the potential cytotoxic effects of US related to the failure of the cellular repair and to the possible activation of inflammatory pathway. In this framework we studied the in vitro effects of very low-intensity US on a human keratinocyte cell line, which represents an ideal model system of skin protective barrier cells which are the first to be involved during medical US treatments...
November 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179811/economic-modelling-of-telehealth-substitution-of-face-to-face-specialist-outpatient-consultations-for-queensland-correctional-facilities
#20
Monica Taylor, Liam J Caffery, Paul A Scuffham, Anthony C Smith
Objective The provision of healthcare services to inmates in correctional facilities is costly and resource-intensive. This study aimed to estimate the costs of transporting prisoners from 11 Queensland correctional facilities to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit (PAHSU) in Brisbane for non-urgent specialist outpatient consultations and identify the cost consequences that would result from the substitution of face-to-face visits with telehealth consultations.Methods A 12-month retrospective review of patient activity at the PAHSU was conducted to obtain the number of transfers per correctional facility...
November 28, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
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