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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342070/an-evaluation-of-industry-relationships-among-contributors-to-aaos-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-appropriate-use-criteria
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Jake X Checketts, Courtney Cook, Matt Vassar
BACKGROUND: A long-standing relationship between orthopaedic surgeons and industry has made financial conflicts of interest a concerning issue. Research supports that financial conflicts of interest can influence both medical research and clinical practice. Financial conflicts of interest may also influence clinical practice guideline recommendations and their corresponding appropriate use criteria. Because of the influential nature of these guidelines, it is imperative that care be taken to minimize bias during guideline development...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341970/does-the-use-of-indirect-calorimetry-change-outcome-in-the-icu-yes-it-does
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Elisabeth De Waele, Patrick M Honoré, Manu L N G Malbrain
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recent findings on metabolic monitoring and possible beneficial effects of an adequate nutrition therapy, based on indirect calorimetry as the golden standard to predict energy expenditure. RECENT FINDINGS: in the last decades, major steps are taken in the field of metabolism and nutrition, evolving from nutrition as a baseline support to a therapeutic intervention. The aspect of energy expenditure is of cardinal importance, and technical possibilities have impressively improved: from the first 'calorimetre' in 1789 to the new generation, clinical applicable indirect calorimeters and the high accuracy and easy use model reaching high technology readiness level [Oshima et al...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341442/motivating-influences-and-ability-based-outcomes-of-dental-hygiene-baccalaureate-education-in-canada
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Z Kanji, D M Laronde
BACKGROUND: There is a scarcity of studies on Canadian baccalaureate dental hygienists. As discussions about baccalaureate education for dental hygiene continue on a national level, examining outcomes of earning a dental hygiene degree is paramount. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the motivating reasons and ability-based outcomes of earning a Bachelor of Dental Science in Dental Hygiene (BDSc) degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. METHODS: UBC dental hygiene entry-to-practice (ETP) and degree-completion (DC) graduates (n = 116; 32%) from 1994 to 2016 participated in an online mixed-methods survey...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341348/the-development-and-validation-of-the-evidence-based-practice-questionnaire-japanese-version
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Ai Tomotaki, Hiroki Fukahori, Ikuko Sakai, Kana Kurokohchi
AIM: To develop and test the validity and reliability of a Japanese version of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire. METHODS: The Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire was translated into Japanese, and a back-translation was performed. In March 2016, the survey was conducted among 843 nurses in 2 university hospitals in Japan. After 2 weeks, the same questionnaire for test-retest reliability was distributed to 197 nurses. We evaluated construct validity by factor analysis: convergent, discriminant, criterion-based and known-group validity, and reliability (internal consistency via Cronbach' alpha and test-retest reliability)...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341045/approach-to-infants-born-through-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-evolution-based-on-evidence
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Munmun Rawat, Sushma Nangia, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) during delivery is a marker of fetal stress. Neonates born through MSAF often need resuscitation and are at risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), air leaks, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and death. The neonatal resuscitation approach to MSAF has evolved over the last three decades. Previously, nonvigorous neonates soon after delivery were suctioned under the vocal cords with direct visualization technique using a meconium aspirator...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341041/screening-interval-recommendations-following-a-normal%C3%A2-colonoscopy-in-individuals-with-a-familial-risk-of%C3%A2-colorectal-cancer
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Jasper Plath, Andrea Siebenhofer, Corina Guethlin, Irina Blumenstein
BACKGROUND:  In view of the increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) in individuals with affected first-degree relatives (FDRs), the German evidence-based S3 guideline recommends having the first screening colonoscopy early and then, following a normal examination, repeating it at least every 10 years. The aim of this analysis was to explore colonoscopy interval recommendations in clinical practice among individuals aged < 55 years with a familial risk of CRC. METHODS:  We analyzed data from the FRIDA...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340887/toward-evidence-based-chinese-medicine-status-quo-opportunities-and-challenges
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Yao-Long Chen, Chen Zhao, Li Zhang, Bo Li, Chuan-Hong Wu, Wei Mu, Jia-Ying Wang, Ke-Hu Yang, You-Ping Li, Chiehfeng Chen, Yong-Yan Wang, Chen Wang, Zhao-Xiang Bian, Hong-Cai Shang
How to test the treatments of Chinese medicine (CM) and make them more widely accepted by practitioners of Western medicine and the international healthcare community is a major concern for practitioners and researchers of CM. For centuries, various approaches have been used to identify and measure the efficacy and safety of CM. However, the high-quality evidence related to CM that produced in China is still rare. Over the recent years, evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been increasingly applied to CM, strengthening its theoretical basis...
January 16, 2018: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340530/the-use-of-biosimilar-medicines-in-oncology-position-statement-of-the-brazilian-society-of-clinical-oncology-sboc
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G S Fernandes, C Sternberg, G Lopes, R Chammas, M A C Gifoni, R A Gil, D V Araujo
A biosimilar is a biologic product that is similar to a reference biopharmaceutical product, the manufacturing process of which hinders the ability to identically replicate the structure of the original product, and therefore, it cannot be described as an absolute equivalent of the original medication. The currently available technology does not allow for an accurate copy of complex molecules, but it does allow the replication of similar molecules with the same activity. As biosimilars are about to be introduced in oncology practice, these must be evaluated through evidence-based medicine...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340450/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-benznidazole-and-nifurtimox-a-systematic-review-and-quality-assessment-of-published-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Mario Javier Olivera, Johana Alexandra Fory, Antonio José Olivera
The pharmacological management of adults with chronic-phase Chagas disease is challenging despite it being the recent focus of extensive research. One of the challenges in the current clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) landscape is the existence of non-evidence-based recommendations for the use of laboratory tests in treatment monitoring. This study aimed to systematically assess the quality and consistency of recommendations of CPGs on the pharmacological management of adults with chronic-phase Chagas disease...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340148/reducing-unnecessary-culturing-a-systems-approach-to-evaluating-urine-culture-ordering-and-collection-practices-among-nurses-in-two-acute-care-settings
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Robert Redwood, Mary Jo Knobloch, Daniela C Pellegrini, Matthew J Ziegler, Michael Pulia, Nasia Safdar
Background: Inappropriate ordering and acquisition of urine cultures leads to unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). Treatment of ASB contributes to antimicrobial resistance particularly among hospital-acquired organisms. Our objective was to investigate urine culture ordering and collection practices among nurses to identify key system-level and human factor barriers and facilitators that affect optimal ordering and collection practices. Methods: We conducted two focus groups, one with ED nurses and the other with ICU nurses...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339935/dietetic-interns-perceptions-and-use-of-evidence-based-practice-an-exploratory-study
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Rachel J Hinrichs
Objective: This study explored dietetic interns' perceptions and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP), their use and observation of EBP principles during their clinical rotations, and their intentions to use EBP in their careers. Methods: A mixed methods design combining a survey and focus group was employed. Dietetic interns (n=16) from a large Midwestern university were recruited in person and via email to participate in the survey, focus group, or both...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339933/roles-for-librarians-in-systematic-reviews-a-scoping-review
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Angela J Spencer, Jonathan D Eldredge
Objective: What roles do librarians and information professionals play in conducting systematic reviews? Librarians are increasingly called upon to be involved in systematic reviews, but no study has considered all the roles librarians can perform. This inventory of existing and emerging roles aids in defining librarians' systematic reviews services. Methods: For this scoping review, the authors conducted controlled vocabulary and text-word searches in the PubMed; Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; and CINAHL databases...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339931/assessment-of-knowledge-and-skills-in-information-literacy-instruction-for-rehabilitation-sciences-students-a-scoping-review
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Jill T Boruff, Pamela Harrison
Objective: This scoping review investigates how knowledge and skills are assessed in the information literacy (IL) instruction for students in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language pathology, regardless of whether the instruction was given by a librarian. The objectives were to discover what assessment measures were used, determine whether these assessment methods were tested for reliability and validity, and provide librarians with guidance on assessment methods to use in their instruction in evidence-based practice contexts...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339346/user-centered-design-of-learn-to-quit-a-smoking-cessation-smartphone-app-for-people-with-serious-mental-illness
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Roger Vilardaga, Javier Rizo, Emily Zeng, Julie A Kientz, Richard Ries, Chad Otis, Kayla Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates in the United States have been reduced in the past decades to 15% of the general population. However, up to 88% of people with psychiatric symptoms still smoke, leading to high rates of disease and mortality. Therefore, there is a great need to develop smoking cessation interventions that have adequate levels of usability and can reach this population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to report the rationale, ideation, design, user research, and final specifications of a novel smoking cessation app for people with serious mental illness (SMI) that will be tested in a feasibility trial...
January 16, 2018: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338723/preventing-suicidal-behaviours-with-a-multilevel-intervention-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sunny Collings, Gabrielle Jenkin, James Stanley, Sarah McKenzie, Simon Hatcher
BACKGROUND: In the context of the recent surge in community based multilevel interventions for suicide prevention, all of which show promising results, we discuss the implications of the findings of such an intervention designed for and implemented in New Zealand. The multi-level intervention for suicide prevention in New Zealand (MISP-NZ) was a cluster randomised controlled community intervention trial involving eight hospital regions matched into four pairs and randomised to either the intervention or practice as usual (the control)...
January 16, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338475/advances-in-atrioventricular-and-interventricular-optimization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-what-s-the-gold-standard
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Matthew K Rowe, Gerald C Kaye
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is one of the most important advances in heart failure management in the last twenty years. Approximately one-third of patients appear not to respond to therapy. Although there are a number of possible mechanisms for non-response, an important factor is suboptimal atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) timing intervals. There remains controversy over whether routinely optimizing intervals is necessary and there is no agreed gold standard methodology. Optimization has classically been performed using echocardiography which has limits related to resource use, time-cost and variable reproducibility...
January 16, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338431/medically-induced-hypertension-hypervolaemia-and-haemodilution-for-the-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-systematic-review
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James J M Loan, Anthony N Wiggins, Paul M Brennan
PURPOSE: Arterial vasospasm is a major cause of death and long-term disability following subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The use of medically induced hypertension, hypervolaemia and/or haemodilution is widely practiced for prophylaxis and treatment of vasospasm following SAH. We aimed to determine if the quality of available research is adequate to inform use of haemodynamic management strategies to prevent or treat vasospasm following SAH. METHODS: Individual searches of the following databases were conducted: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE and OpenSIGLE...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338323/psychosocial-interventions-for-people-with-dementia-a-synthesis-of-systematic-reviews
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Orii McDermott, Georgina Charlesworth, Eef Hogervorst, Charlotte Stoner, Esme Moniz-Cook, Aimee Spector, Emese Csipke, Martin Orrell
OBJECTIVES: Over the last 10 years there has been a multitude of studies of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia. However, clinical services face a dilemma about which intervention should be introduced into clinical practice because of the inconsistency in some of the findings between different studies and the differences in the study qualities and trustworthiness of evidence. There was a need to provide a comprehensive summary of the best evidence to illustrate what works...
January 17, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338132/tumour-thickness-diameter-area-or-volume-the-prognostic-significance-of-conventional-versus-digital-image-analysis-based-size-estimation-methods-in-uveal-melanoma
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Thorsteinn Snaebjörnsson Arnljots, Zaid Al-Sharbaty, Emma Lardner, Charlotta All-Eriksson, Stefan Seregard, Gustav Stålhammar
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare conventional and novel size estimation methods' ability to predict survival in uveal melanoma (UM). METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective consecutive chart review of patients with UM, enucleated between the years 1984 and 1993. Area and volume were estimated based on the largest histopathological cross-section, the second centroid theorem of Pappus and digital image analysis, correlated to overall and relative survival...
January 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338108/the-timing-of-liver-resection-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-and-synchronous-liver-metastases-a-population-based-study-of-current-practice-and-survival
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A E Vallance, J van der Meulen, A Kuryba, S C Charman, I D Botterill, K R Prasad, J Hill, D G Jayne, K Walker
AIM: There is uncertainty regarding the optimal sequence of surgery for patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and synchronous liver metastases. This study was designed to describe temporal trends and inter-hospital variation in surgical strategy, and to compare long-term survival in a propensity score-matched analysis. METHODS: The National Bowel Cancer Audit dataset was used to identify patients diagnosed with primary CRC between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2015 who underwent CRC resection in the English National Health Service...
January 16, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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