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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684652/generosity-and-compliance-recruitment-work-and-the-pathways-to-participation-in-bone-marrow-donation
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Kushan Dasgupta
This study examines challenges involved in recruiting bone marrow donors. Data comes from participant observation with a recruitment organization in the United States. Findings reveal that recruiters try to express bone marrow donation with common "gift of life" messaging, which emphasizes a singular event involving generosity. Potential recruits, however, respond by focusing on pain and time commitments. These concerns draw attention to the many stages and requirements involved in bone marrow donation and make issues of compliance salient...
April 12, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684634/interactive-electronic-decision-trees-for-the-integrated-primary-care-management-of-febrile-children-in-low-resource-settings-review-of-existing-tools
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REVIEW
Kristina Keitel, Valérie D'Acremont
BACKGROUND: The lack of effective, integrated diagnostic tools pose a major challenge to the primary care management of febrile childhood illnesses. These limitations are especially evident in low-resource settings and are often inappropriately compensated by antimicrobial over-prescription. Interactive electronic decision trees (IEDTs) have the potential to close these gaps: guiding antibiotic use and better identifying serious disease. AIMS: This narrative review summarizes existing IEDTs, to provide an overview of their degree of validation, as well as to identify gaps in current knowledge and prospects for future innovation...
April 20, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684622/injectable-drug-depot-engineered-to-release-multiple-ophthalmic-therapeutic-agents-with-precise-time-profiles-for-postoperative-treatment-following-ocular-surgery
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Maziar Mohammadi, Kisha Patel, Seyedeh P Alaie, Ron B Shmueli, Cagri G Besirli, Ronald G Larson, Jordan J Green
A multi-drug delivery platform is developed to address current shortcomings of post-operative ocular drug delivery. The sustained biodegradable drug release system is composed of biodegradable polymeric microparticles (MPs) incorporated into a bulk biodegradable hydrogel made from triblock copolymers with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) center blocks and hydrophobic biodegradable polyester blocks such as poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), Poly(lactic acid) (PLA), or Poly(lactide-co-caprolactone) (PLCL) blocks. This system is engineered to flow as a liquid solution at room temperature for facile injection into the eye and then quickly gel as it warms to physiological body temperatures (approximately 37 °C)...
April 20, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683875/characteristics-of-inpatient-units-associated-with-sustained-hand-hygiene-compliance
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Jonathan D Wolfe, Henry J Domenico, Gerald B Hickson, Deede Wang, Marilyn Dubree, Nancye Feistritzer, Nancy Wells, Thomas R Talbot
OBJECTIVES: Following institution of a hand hygiene (HH) program at an academic medical center, HH compliance increased from 58% to 92% for 3 years. Some inpatient units modeled early, sustained increases, and others exhibited protracted improvement rates. We examined the association between patterns of HH compliance improvement and unit characteristics. METHODS: Adult inpatient units (N = 35) were categorized into the following three tiers based on their pattern of HH compliance: early adopters, nonsustained and late adopters, and laggards...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683474/antidepressants-for-the-treatment-of-depression-in-people-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Giovanni Ostuzzi, Faith Matcham, Sarah Dauchy, Corrado Barbui, Matthew Hotopf
BACKGROUND: Major depression and other depressive conditions are common in people with cancer. These conditions are not easily detectable in clinical practice, due to the overlap between medical and psychiatric symptoms, as described by diagnostic manuals such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Moreover, it is particularly challenging to distinguish between pathological and normal reactions to such a severe illness...
April 23, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682584/patient-related-determinants-of-glycaemic-control-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-gulf-cooperation-council-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mohammed J Alramadan, Afsana Afroz, Sultana Monira Hussain, Mohammed Ali Batais, Turky H Almigbal, Hassan Ahmad Al-Humrani, Ahmed Albaloshi, Lorena Romero, Dianna J Magliano, Baki Billah
The aim of this systematic review is to assess patient-related factors affecting glycaemic control among people with type 2 diabetes in the Arabian Gulf Council countries. MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases were searched from their date of inception to May 2016. Two researchers independently identified eligible studies and assessed the risk of bias. A total of 13 studies met the inclusion criteria. One study was population based, six recruited participants from multiple centres, and the remaining were single centred...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681513/antimicrobial-consumption-and-resistance-in-adult-hospital-inpatients-in-53-countries-results-of-an-internet-based-global-point-prevalence-survey
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Ann Versporten, Peter Zarb, Isabelle Caniaux, Marie-Françoise Gros, Nico Drapier, Mark Miller, Vincent Jarlier, Dilip Nathwani, Herman Goossens
BACKGROUND: The Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global-PPS) established an international network of hospitals to measure antimicrobial prescribing and resistance worldwide. We aimed to assess antimicrobial prescribing and resistance in hospital inpatients. METHODS: We used a standardised surveillance method to collect detailed data about antimicrobial prescribing and resistance from hospitals worldwide, which were grouped by UN region. The internet-based survey included all inpatients (adults, children, and neonates) receiving an antimicrobial who were on the ward at 0800 h on one specific day between January and September, 2015...
April 19, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681039/the-safe-and-effective-use-of-shared-data-underpinned-by-stakeholder-engagement-and-evaluation-practice
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Andrew Georgiou, Farah Magrabi, Hannele Hypponen, Zoie Shui-Yee Wong, Pirkko Nykänen, Philip J Scott, Elske Ammenwerth, Michael Rigby
OBJECTIVES:  The paper draws attention to: i) key considerations involving the confidentiality, privacy, and security of shared data; and ii) the requirements needed to build collaborative arrangements encompassing all stakeholders with the goal of ensuring safe, secure, and quality use of shared data. METHOD:  A narrative review of existing research and policy approaches along with expert perspectives drawn from the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development in Health Care and the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) Working Group for Assessment of Health Information Systems...
April 22, 2018: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678187/an-unexpected-cause-of-sacroiliitis-in-a-patient-with-gout-and-chronic-psoriasis-with-inflammatory-arthritis-a-case-report
#9
Safi Alqatari, Roberta Visevic, Nina Marshall, John Ryan, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory back pain is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and lower spine. It is frequently seen in patients with spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Inflammatory back pain can be caused by many other conditions like infection and crystal deposition such as gout. In this case, it is difficult to specifically identify gout as a cause by ordinary imaging like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound...
April 20, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678062/taking-into-account-the-complementarity-of-contemporary-breast-cancer-guidelines-to-leverage-decision-support-in-the-desiree-project
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Coralie Prebet, Jacques Bouaud, Gilles Guézennec, Brigitte Seroussi
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in Western countries and the first cause of death among women in France. Studies have reported that the compliance of the treatment with breast cancer clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is accompanied with a significant improvement of recurrence-free survival and overall survival rates. However, compliance of multidisciplinary tumour board decisions with CPGs remains non-satisfactory. The European project DESIREE aims at building a software package to support the guideline-based management of breast cancer patients...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677926/enabling-analytics-on-sensitive-medical-data-with-secure-multi-party-computation
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Meilof Veeningen, Supriyo Chatterjea, Anna Zsófia Horváth, Gerald Spindler, Eric Boersma, Peter van der Spek, Onno van der Galiën, Job Gutteling, Wessel Kraaij, Thijs Veugen
While there is a clear need to apply data analytics in the healthcare sector, this is often difficult because it requires combining sensitive data from multiple data sources. In this paper, we show how the cryptographic technique of secure multi-party computation can enable such data analytics by performing analytics without the need to share the underlying data. We discuss the issue of compliance to European privacy legislation; report on three pilots bringing these techniques closer to practice; and discuss the main challenges ahead to make fully privacy-preserving data analytics in the medical sector commonplace...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677197/a-novel-statistical-method-for-assessing-effective-adherence-to-medication-and-calculating-optimal-drug-dosages
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Garrett Greene, Richard W Costello, Breda Cushen, Imran Sulaiman, Elaine Mac Hale, Ronan M Conroy, Frank Doyle
OBJECTIVE: We derive a novel model-based metric for effective adherence to medication, and validate it using data from the INhaler Compliance Assessment device (INCATM). This technique employs dose timing data to estimate the threshold drug concentration needed to maintain optimal health. METHODS: The parameters of the model are optimised against patient outcome data using maximum likelihood methods. The model is fitted and validated by secondary analysis of two independent datasets from two remote-monitoring studies of adherence, conducted through clinical research centres of 5 Irish hospitals...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676480/medication-state-at-the-time-of-the-offense-medication-noncompliance-insight-and-criminal-responsibility
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Caroline Titcomb Parrott, Michelle A Jones, Stanley L Brodsky, Clayton Shealy
This study used a mixed quantitative-qualitative methodology to examine whether mock jurors considered a defendant's meta-responsibility - specifically, the defendant's medication noncompliance and degree of insight into his/her schizophrenia - when determining the person's criminal responsibility. The degree of expert witness explanation regarding these factors was also varied. Participants (n = 173) were grouped into 30 juries, randomized across five conditions, and shown mock testimony and attorney arguments based on a real not guilty by reason of insanity court case...
April 20, 2018: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676239/transdermal-delivery-of-at1-receptor-antagonists-reduce-blood-pressure-and-reveals-a-vasodilatory-effect-in-kidney-blood-vessels
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Vasso Apostolopoulos, Michaila Michalatou, Maria-Eleni Androutsou, Markos Antonopoulos, George Agelis, Anthony Zulli, Tawar Qaradakhi, John Matsoukas
BACKGROUND: The Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) is pharmacologically targeted to reduce blood pressure, and patient compliance to oral medications is a clinical issue. The mechanisms of action of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in reducing blood pressure are not well understood, and is purported to be via a reduction of angiotensin II signaling. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop a transdermal delivery method for ARBs (losartan potassium and valsartan) and to determine if ARBs reveal a vasodilatory effect of the novel RAS peptide, alamandine...
April 19, 2018: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674981/comparative-effect-of-collaborative-care-pain-medication-and-duloxetine-in-the-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-and-comorbid-sub-chronic-pain-results-of-an-exploratory-randomized-placebo-controlled-multicenter-trial-cc-paindip
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Eric W de Heer, Jack Dekker, Aartjan T F Beekman, Harm W J van Marwijk, Tjalling J Holwerda, Pierre M Bet, Joost Roth, Lotte Timmerman, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
Objective: Evidence exists for the efficacy of collaborative care (CC) for major depressive disorder (MDD), for the efficacy of the consequent use of pain medication against pain, and for the efficacy of duloxetine against both MDD and neuropathic pain. Their relative effectiveness in comorbid MDD and pain has never been established so far. This study explores the effectiveness of CC with pain medication and duloxetine, and CC with pain medication and placebo, compared with duloxetine alone, on depressive and pain symptoms...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674798/switching-of-antihypertensive-drugs-at-tertiary-care-government-hospital-hyderabad-india-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-investigation
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Varsha Varakantham, Ashok Kumar Kurakula Sailoo, Venkaiah Kodali, Dinesh Kumar Bharatraj
OBJECTIVE: Switching of antihypertensive drugs is attributed to uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) which imposes a great burden on health economics. But again, switching leads to accomplishment of the goal BP, thereby improving the health status. Such studies are well documented in developed nations but rarely reported in developing countries, especially in India. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate various factors associated with switching of antihypertensive drugs. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective investigation was performed using a standardized schedule adapting the World Health Organization indicators for drug utilization in a tertiary care government hospital, Hyderabad, India...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673890/efficacy-and-safety-of-fixed-dose-combination-therapy-with-telmisartan-and-rosuvastatin-in-korean-patients-with-hypertension-and-dyslipidemia-telsta-yu-telmisartan-rosuvastatin-from-yuhan-a-multicenter-randomized-4-arm-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase
#17
Gyu Chul Oh, Jung-Kyu Han, Ki Hoon Han, Min-Su Hyon, Joon Hyung Doh, Moo Hyun Kim, Jin-Ok Jeong, Jang-Ho Bae, Sang Hyun Kim, Byung-Su Yoo, Sang Hong Baek, Moo-Yong Rhee, Sang-Hyun Ihm, Jung Hoon Sung, Young Jin Choi, Soo-Joong Kim, Kyung-Soon Hong, Byoung Kwon Lee, JangHyun Cho, Eun Seok Shin, Jay Young Rhew, Hyunsu Kim, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: Hypertension and dyslipidemia are 2 risk factors of cardiovascular disease that often present simultaneously. Traditionally, treatment of these multiple conditions required separate medications for each disease, which may result in poor compliance and thus lead to possible treatment failure. Fixed-dose combination (FDC) therapy with a single pill may be a solution in these situations. METHODS: This multicenter, 8-week, randomized, double-blind, Phase III study evaluated the efficacy and safety of FDC treatment with telmisartan (80 mg) and rosuvastatin calcium (20 mg) in Korean patients with mild to moderate hypertension and dyslipidemia...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672904/growth-hormone-gh-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-igf-1-axis-hyperactivity-on-bone-fibrous-dysplasia-in-mccune-albright-syndrome
#18
Daniele Tessaris, Alison M Boyce, Margaret Zacharin, Patrizia Matarazzo, Roberto Lala, Luisa de Sanctis, Michael T Collins
CONTEXT: In fibrous dysplasia (BFD) normal bone and bone marrow are replaced by fibro-osseous tissue, leading to fracture, deformity and pain. BFD may be isolated, or in association with cutaneous hyperpigmentation and/or hyperfunctioning endocrinopathies, termed McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS). GH hypersecretion has been described in 10-20% of MAS-BFD patients. Aim of the study is to determine the impact of GH-insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF1) axis hyperactivity on MAS-BFD morbidities and the efficacy of GH excess therapy...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672578/the-cost-effectiveness-of-three-methods-of-disseminating-information-to-improve-medical-male-circumcision-in-uganda
#19
Edward I Broughton, Esther Karamagi, Angella Kigonya, Anna Lawino, Lani Marquez, Sarah Smith Lunsford, Albert Twinomugisha
BACKGROUND: Uganda is working to increase voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) to prevent HIV infection. To support VMMC quality improvement, this study compared three methods of disseminating information to facilities on how to improve VMMC quality: M-providing a written manual; MH-providing the manual plus a handover meeting in which clinicians shared advice on implementing key changes and participated in group discussion; and MHC-manual, handover meeting, and three site visits to the facility in which a coach provided individualized guidance and mentoring on improvement...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671705/explicit-versus-implicit-evaluation-to-detect-inappropriate-medication-use-in-geriatric-outpatients
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Gulistan Bahat, Birkan Ilhan, Ilker Bay, Cihan Kilic, Pinar Kucukdagli, Meryem Merve Oren, Mehmet Akif Karan
AIM: The rates and reasons why clinicians decide not to follow recommendations from explicit-criteria have been studied scarce. We aimed to compare STOPP version 2 representing one of the most commonly used excplicit tool with the implicit comprehensive geriatric assessment mediated clinical evaluation considered as gold standard. METHODS: Two hundred and six (n = 206) outpatients ≥65 years old were included. The study was designed as retrospective, cross-sectional, and randomised...
April 19, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
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