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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
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Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898842/inferring-phenotypic-causal-structures-among-meat-quality-traits-and-the-application-of-a-structural-equation-model-in-japanese-black-cattle
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K Inoue, B D Valente, N Shoji, T Honda, K Oyama, G J M Rosa
Meat quality is one of the most important traits determining carcass price in the Japanese beef market. Optimized breeding goals and management practices for the improvement of meat quality traits requires knowledge regarding any potential functional relationships between them. In this context, the objective of this research was to infer phenotypic causal networks involving beef marbling score (BMS), beef color score (BCL), firmness of beef (FIR), texture of beef (TEX), beef fat color score (BFS), and the ratio of MUFA to SFA (MUS) from 11,855 Japanese Black cattle...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891023/capacity-issues-and-decision-making-in-dementia
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REVIEW
Soumya Hegde, Ratnavalli Ellajosyula
Capacity to make one's own decisions is fundamental to the autonomy of the individual. Capacity is a functional assessment made by a clinician to determine if a patient is capable of making a specific decision. Competency is a global assessment and legal determination made by a judge in court. Capacity evaluation for a patient with dementia is used to determine whether the patient is capable of giving informed consent, participate in research, manage their finances, live independently, make a will, and have ability to drive...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888945/radiology-as-the-point-of-cancer-patient-and-care%C3%A2-team-engagement-applying-the-4r-model-at%C3%A2-a-patient-s-breast-cancer-care-initiation
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Christine B Weldon, Sarah M Friedewald, Swati A Kulkarni, Melissa A Simon, Ruth C Carlos, Jonathan B Strauss, Mikele M Bunce, Art Small, Julia R Trosman
Radiologists aspire to improve patient experience and engagement, as part of the Triple Aim of health reform. Patient engagement requires active partnerships among health providers and patients, and rigorous teamwork provides a mechanism for this. Patient and care team engagement are crucial at the time of cancer diagnosis and care initiation but are complicated by the necessity to orchestrate many interdependent consultations and care events in a short time. Radiology often serves as the patient entry point into the cancer care system, especially for breast cancer...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887032/provider-perception-of-pharmacy-services-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
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Nicole P Albanese, Alyssa M Pignato, Scott V Monte
BACKGROUND: Despite the positive data on clinical outcomes, cost savings, and provider experience, no study has surveyed providers to evaluate what pharmacy services they find to be worthwhile. OBJECTIVE: To determine what clinical, cost/access, and educational pharmacy services providers in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) consider worthwhile and the perceived barriers to successful pharmacist incorporation. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in a PCMH physician group...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879382/veteran-preferences-regarding-wireless-management-of-positive-airway-pressure-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-at-a-tertiary-health-care-system
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Ken He, Brian N Palen, Elizabeth A Mattox, Elizabeth C Parsons
BACKGROUND: Timely monitoring of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy can be a challenge amid conflicting pressures of rising patient volume and shortage of sleep medicine providers. Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices with wireless modem technology have the potential to improve patient access to care and streamline work load, yet little is known about patient attitudes toward telehealth integration among veterans with sleep apnea. As part of a larger quality improvement initiative at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, we elicited veterans' preferences toward modem versus traditional PAP data download, including patient attitudes and factors affecting those preferences...
November 22, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874995/changes-in-self-efficacy-collective-efficacy-and-patient-outcome-following-interprofessional-simulation-training-on-postpartum-haemorrhage
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Signe Egenberg, Pål Øian, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Mirjana Grujic Arsenovic, Lars Edvin Bru
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine whether interprofessional simulation training on management of postpartum haemorrhage enhances self-efficacy and collective efficacy and reduces the blood transfusion rate after birth. BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide, although it is preventable in most cases. Interprofessional simulation training might help improve the competence of health professionals dealing with postpartum haemorrhage, and more information is needed to determine its potential...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871333/building-a-competent-health-manager-at-district-level-a-grounded-theory-study-from-eastern-uganda
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Moses Tetui, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Elizabeth Ekirpa-Kiracho, Suzanne N Kiwanuka, Anna-Britt Coe
BACKGROUND: Health systems in low-income countries are often characterized by poor health outcomes. While many reasons have been advanced to explain the persistently poor outcomes, management of the system has been found to play a key role. According to a WHO framework, the management of health systems is central to its ability to deliver needed health services. In this study, we examined how district managers in a rural setting in Uganda perceived existing approaches to strengthening management so as to provide a pragmatic and synergistic model for improving management capacity building...
November 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863981/physician-s-perceived-roles-as-well-as-barriers-toward-caring-for-women-sex-assault-survivors
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Priyanka Amin, Raquel Buranosky, Judy C Chang
BACKGROUND: Sexual assault (SA) affects about 40% of women in the United States and has many mental and physical health sequelae. Physicians often do not address SA with patients, although SA survivors describe a desire to talk to physicians to obtain additional help. Little information exists on how providers perceive their roles regarding caring for women SA survivors and what barriers they face in providing this care. METHODS: We performed a qualitative study using semistructured one-on-one interviews with 16 faculty physicians from five specialties: obstetrics and gynecology (n = 4), internal medicine (n = 4), family medicine (n = 1), emergency medicine (n = 3), and psychiatry (n = 4)...
November 15, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863724/-which-approach-of-therapeutic-education-te-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-experience-from-the-te-working-group-of-go-aja
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Nadège Corradini, Loïc Dagorne, Marielle Retailleau, Françoise Rédini, Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Leila Gofti-Laroche, Anne Le Rhun, Nathalie Gaspar
INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic education (TE) is a practice developed over 40 years at an international level to give people with chronic illness the skills necessary to help them better manage their disease. The lengthening survival time of cancer patients as well as changes in the patient-caregiver relationship have contributed to the development of TE in oncologic diseases. Every year in France, about 1900 adolescents and young adults (15-25 years old) are diagnosed with cancer which is the second leading cause of death in this age group...
November 15, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860022/shared-decision-making-with-vulnerable-populations-in-the-emergency-department
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Ana Castaneda-Guarderas, Jeffrey Glassberg, Corita R Grudzen, Ka Ming Ngai, Margaret E Samuels-Kalow, Erica Shelton, Stephen P Wall, Lynne D Richardson
The emergency department occupies a unique position within the health care system, serving as a safety net for vulnerable patients, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or medical diagnosis. Shared decision making (SDM) presents special challenges when used with vulnerable population groups. The differing circumstances, needs and perspectives of vulnerable groups invoke issues of provider bias, disrespect, judgmental attitudes and lack of cultural competence; as well as patient mistrust, and the consequences of their social and economic disenfranchisement...
November 17, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853709/soybean-and-lactose-in-meat-products-and-preparations-sampled-at-retail
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Filomena Piccolo, Lucia Vollano, Giuseppe Base, Mariagrazia Girasole, Giorgio Smaldone, Maria Luisa Cortesi
Food allergies and intolerances have increased during the last decades and regulatory authorities have taken different measures to prevent and manage consumers' adverse reactions, including correct labelling of foods. Aim of this work was to search for soybean and lactose in meat products and meat preparations taken from retail in some provinces of Campania Region (Southern Italy) and to evaluate the food labels compliance with Regulation (EU) n.1169/2011. Soybean and lactose were searched using commercial kits in n...
June 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851779/grade-retention-in-primary-education-is-associated-with-quarter-of-birth-and-socioeconomic-status
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Sara M González-Betancor, Alexis J López-Puig
Grade retention is still common practice in some countries though longstanding experience tells us that it is a highly criticised practice for its unclear benefits, its important costs for the educational systems and its relation with school dropout. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to analyse which variables increase the probability of being retained in primary education differentiating between being retained in second or in fourth grade, and paying special attention to the role of the socioeconomic status of the families...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845180/methodological-challenges-and-time-to-event-techniques-in-register-based-health-services-research
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Tobias Bluhmki, Peter Bramlage, Michael Volk, Matthias Kaltheuner, Thomas Danne, Wolfgang Rathmann, Jan Beyersmann
OBJECTIVE: Complex longitudinal sampling and the observational structure of patient registers in health services research are associated with methodological challenges regarding data management and statistical evaluation. We exemplify common pitfalls and want to stimulate discussions on the design, development, and deployment of future longitudinal patient registers and register-based studies. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: For illustrative purposes, we employ data from the prospective, observational, German DIabetes Versorgungs-Evaluation (DIVE) register...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832176/recurrent-intracerebral-hemorrhage-associations-with-comorbidities-and-medicine-with-antithrombotic-effects
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Linnea Boegeskov Schmidt, Sanne Goertz, Jan Wohlfahrt, Mads Melbye, Tina Noergaard Munch
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a disease with high mortality and a substantial risk of recurrence. However, the recurrence risk is poorly documented and the knowledge of potential predictors for recurrence among co-morbidities and medicine with antithrombotic effect is limited. OBJECTIVES: 1) To estimate the short- and long-term cumulative risks of recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). 2) To investigate associations between typical comorbid diseases, surgical treatment, use of medicine with antithrombotic effects, including antithrombotic treatment (ATT), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) with recurrent ICH...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810766/contextual-and-interdependent-causes-of-climate-change-adaptation-barriers-insights-from-water-management-institutions-in-himachal-pradesh-india
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Adani Azhoni, Ian Holman, Simon Jude
Research on adaptation barriers is increasing as the need for climate change adaptation becomes evident. However, empirical studies regarding the emergence, causes and sustenance of adaptation barriers remain limited. This research identifies key contextual causes of adaptation barriers in water institutions in the mountainous Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with representatives from twenty-six key governmental, non-governmental, academic and research institutions in the State with responsibilities spanning domestic water supply, irrigation and hydropower generation, environmental monitoring and research...
October 31, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793141/improving-the-well-being-of-children-and-youths-a-randomized-multicomponent-school-based-physical-activity-intervention
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Søren Smedegaard, Lars Breum Christiansen, Pernille Lund-Cramer, Thomas Bredahl, Thomas Skovgaard
BACKGROUND: The benefits of physical activity for the mental health and well-being of children and young people are well-established. Increased physical activity during school hours is associated with better physical, psychological and social health and well-being. Unfortunately many children and young people exercise insufficiently to benefit from positive factors like well-being. The main aim of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate a multi-component, school-based, physical activity intervention to improve psychosocial well-being among school-aged children and youths from the 4(th) to the 6(th) grade (10-13 years)...
October 28, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785027/an-online-survey-of-turkish-psychiatrists-attitudes-about-and-experiences-of-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-clinical-practice
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Murat Altın, Gamze Ergil Altın, Bengi Semerci
OBJECTIVE: Although adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists beyond childhood, daily clinical practices and transition of adult patients with ADHD into adult mental health services in Turkey are not well studied. The aim of this study was to provide data about the presentation of adult patients with ADHD and evaluate the treatment strategies of Turkish adult psychiatrists based on their personal clinical experience in different hospital settings. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey to be filled out by Turkish adult psychiatrists was designed and administered in May 2014...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775165/predicting-prostate-cancer-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy
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Abra Jeffers, Vanessa Sochat, Michael W Kattan, Changhong Yu, Erin Melcon, Kosi Yamoah, Timothy R Rebbeck, Alice S Whittemore
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer prognosis is variable, and management decisions involve balancing patients' risks of recurrence and recurrence-free death. Moreover, the roles of body mass index (BMI) and race in risk of recurrence are controversial [1,2]. To address these issues, we developed and cross-validated RAPS (Risks After Prostate Surgery), a personal prediction model for biochemical recurrence (BCR) within 10 years of radical prostatectomy (RP) that includes BMI and race as possible predictors, and recurrence-free death as a competing risk...
October 24, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771612/oncology-drug-costs-the-imaginary-crisis
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R Turck
Complaints about cancer drug costs are manifold. While there is excess in some cases and a significant financial burden for patients it appears that the outrage is not always well informed. In recent years innovative cancer drugs have improved patient' survival while better maintaining quality of life. Cancer drug costs represent less than 1% of overall healthcare costs, yet it is estimated that 83% of increased cancer survival can be attributed to new treatments. The challenge is to provide those cancer drugs that best address a patient's needs in the most cost-effective manner...
October 22, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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