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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329650/increased-risk-of-opportunistic-infections-among-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
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Junko Takeshita, Daniel B Shin, Alexis Ogdie, Joel M Gelfand
Infection is the second leading cause of death among psoriasis patients on phototherapy or systemic medications. The types of infections associated with psoriasis remain poorly understood. The aim of our study was to determine the risk of opportunistic infection (OI) among patients with psoriasis. We conducted a cohort study of patients with (N=199,700) and without (N=954,315) psoriasis in The Health Improvement Network electronic medical record database. Patients receiving phototherapy or systemic therapy were considered to have moderate-to-severe psoriasis (N=12,442)...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329167/repeated-vaccination-does-not-appear-to-impact-on-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-against-hospitalisation-with-confirmed-influenza
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Allen C Cheng, Kristine K Macartney, Grant W Waterer, Tom Kotsimbos, Paul M Kelly, Christopher C Blyth
Background: Annual influenza vaccine is recommended for those at greatest risk of severe influenza infection. Recent reports of a negative impact of serial influenza vaccination on vaccine effectiveness raises concerns about the recommendation for annual influenza vaccines, particularly in those at greatest risk. Methods: The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) is an Australian hospital-based sentinel surveillance program. In this observational study, cases were defined as subjects >9 years admitted with influenza confirmed by PCR...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328670/the-trauma-ecosystem-the-impact-and-economics-of-new-trauma-centers-on-a-mature-statewide-trauma-system
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David J Ciesla, Etienne E Pracht, Pablo T Leitz, David A Spain, Joseph J Tepas, Kristan L Staudenmayer
INTRODUCTION: Florida serves as a model for the study of trauma system performance. Between 2010 and 2104, 5 new trauma centers were opened along side 20 existing centers. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of trauma system expansion on system triage performance and trauma center patient profiles. METHODS: A statewide dataset was queried for all injury related discharges from adult acute care hospitals using ICD-9 codes for 2010 and 2014. The dataset, inclusion criteria, and definitions of high-risk injury were chosen to match those used by the Florida department of health in its trauma registry...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328654/outcomes-for-children-receiving-noninvasive-ventilation-as-the-first-line-mode-of-mechanical-ventilation-at-intensive-care-admission-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Jenny V Morris, Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Roger C Parslow, Sarah J Fleming
OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes of children receiving noninvasive ventilation with those receiving invasive ventilation as first-line mode of mechanical ventilation following unplanned intensive care admission. DESIGN: Propensity score-matched cohort study analyzing data prospectively collected by the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network over 8 years (2007-2014). SETTING: Thirty-one PICUs in the United Kingdom and Ireland; twenty-one of whom submitted Pediatric Critical Care Minimum Dataset data for the entire study period...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328580/factors-predicting-use-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-compared-with-primary-debulking-surgery-in-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer-a-national-cancer-database-study
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Gary S Leiserowitz, Jeff F Lin, Ana I Tergas, William A Cliby, Robert E Bristow
OBJECTIVES: We performed a patterns-of-care study to characterize the types of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) versus primary debulking surgery (PDS) using the National Cancer Database (NCDB). METHODS: We identified patients with stages IIIC and IV EOC in the NCDB diagnosed from 2003 to 2011. Patients who received chemotherapy (CT) prior to surgery were classified as receiving NACT; if surgery preceded CT, then it was classified as PDS...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328390/the-efficacy-of-telemedicine-supported-discharge-within-an-in-home-model-of-care
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Edwin P Greenup, Melissa McCusker, Boyd A Potts, Andrew Bryett
OBJECTIVE: To determine if mobile videoconferencing technology can facilitate the discharge of low-acuity patients receiving in-home care without compromising short-term health outcomes. METHODS: A 6-month trial commenced in July 2015 with 345 patients considered unsuited to Criteria Led Discharge (CLD) receiving in-home care included as participants. Nurses providing clinical support to patients in their homes were supplied with a tablet computer (Apple iPad) with Internet connectivity (Telstra 4G Network) and videoconferencing software (Cisco Jabber for Telepresence)...
February 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328243/factors-associated-with-bleeding-and-thrombosis-in-children-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo
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Heidi J Dalton, Ron Reeder, Pamela Garcia-Filion, Richard Holubkov, Robert A Berg, Athena Zuppa, Frank W Moler, Thomas Shanley, Murray M Pollack, Christopher Newth, John Berger, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Michael Bell, Sabrina Heidemann, Kathleen L Meert, Richard Harrison, Allan Doctor, Robert F Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Tammara Jenkins, Carol Nicholson
RATIONALE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is employed for respiratory and cardiac failure in children but is complicated by bleeding and thrombosis. OBJECTIVES: (1) Measure the incidence of bleeding (blood loss requiring transfusion or intracranial hemorrhage) and thrombosis during ECMO support; (2) identify factors associated with these complications; and (3) determine the impact of these complications on patient outcome. METHODS: Prospective, observational cohort study in pediatric, cardiac, and neonatal intensive care units in eight hospitals from December 2012 to September 2014...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325027/identifying-the-effects-of-visceral-interoception-on-human-brain-connectome-a-multivariate-analysis-of-covariance-of-fmri-data
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Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Sources of variations in the neural circuitry of the human brain and interrelationship between intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) are still a matter of debate and ongoing research. Here, we applied a multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) based on high-dimensional independent component analysis (ICA) to identify the effects of interoception and related variables on human brain connectome. Fifteen healthy right-handed subjects (all females, age range 21 - 48 years; mean age = 30.3, SD = 8.7 years) underwent a blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that included continuous intravesical saline infusion and drainage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319908/the-sociology-of-space-as-a-catalyst-for-innovation-in-the-health-sector
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Trust Saidi, Katusha de Villiers, Tania S Douglas
This paper reviews the role of space in facilitating innovation. It draws on the sociology of space in exploring the social practices, institutional forces and material complexity of how people and spaces interact. We assess how space influences the development of innovative solutions to challenges in the health sector. Our aim is to advance an understanding of the social production of space for healthcare innovation. We draw empirical examples from the Innovation Hub at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town to illustrate that innovation does not take place in an institutional vacuum, but requires space that facilitates interaction of different players...
March 9, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318891/lessons-from-a-national-audit-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-summary-of-the-ncepod-report-treat-the-cause
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D A O'Reilly, S J McPherson, M T Sinclair, N Smith
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) is an independent organisation whose remit is to review the quality of medical and surgical care provided in the United Kingdom. We undertook a review into the care provided to patients treated for acute pancreatitis during a 6 month study period between 1st January and 30th June 2014. This included assessment of care at an organisational level, clinical level within hospitals and external peer review. From a random sample, 712 patients underwent hospital clinician review and 418 patients had external peer review...
February 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318648/rates-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-in-tertiary-care-hospitals-in-3-arabian-gulf-countries-6-year-surveillance-study
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Hanan H Balkhy, Aiman El-Saed, Seif S Al-Abri, Jameela Alsalman, Huda Alansari, Zaina Al Maskari, Ayman El Gammal, Wafa Al Nasser, Amina AlJardani, Abdulhakeem Althaqafi
The objective of this study was to compare central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with those of the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) using pooled data from 6 hospitals in 3 GCC countries. The overall CLABSI rate was 3.1 per 1,000 central line days. After adjusting for differences in intensive care unit types, the risk of CLABSI in GCC hospitals was 146% higher than NHSN hospitals but 33% lower than INICC hospitals...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318550/circular-stapling-versus-triangulating-stapling-for-the-cervical-esophagogastric-anastomosis-after-esophagectomy-in-patients-with-thoracic-esophageal-cancer-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Keiji Hayata, Mikihito Nakamori, Masaki Nakamura, Toshiyasu Ojima, Makoto Iwahashi, Masahiro Katsuda, Toshiaki Tsuji, Tomoya Kato, Jyunya Kitadani, Akihiro Takeuchi, Hirotaka Tabata, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Several studies have reported that the triangulating stapling method decreases the incidence of anastomotic stricture after esophagectomy, but no randomized, controlled trial has confirmed the efficacy of the triangulating stapling method for cervical esophagogastrostomy. We compared triangulating stapling and circular stapling for cervical esophagogastric anastomosis regarding the decrease in anastomotic stricture after esophagectomy for thoracic esophageal cancer. METHODS: Between August 2010 and April 2014, 100 patients enrolled in this randomized, controlled trial at the Wakayama Medical University Hospital were allocated randomly to either the circular stapling group (n = 49) or the triangulating stapling group (n = 51)...
March 15, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316554/does-telecare-improve-interorganisational-collaboration
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Jannie Kristine Bang Christensen
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have suggested that telecare can improve interorganisational collaboration within fragmented health care systems, yet this outcome has not been examined in a large-scale setting. This study explores the effects of a large-scale interorganisational telecare programme in Denmark based on home-monitoring on collaboration in a telecare network between municipalities, hospitals, and general practitioners. METHODOLOGY: Semi-structured interviews and observations of collaborating health professionals from the municipalities, hospitals, and general practitioners were undertaken and then repeated a year later...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316312/partial-splenic-artery-embolization-to-treat-hypersplenism-secondary-to-hepatic-cirrhosis-a-meta-analysis
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Yun-Bing Wang, Jian-Ying Zhang, Fan Zhang, Yong Zhao, Jian-Ping Gong
This meta-analysis aimed to explore the effectiveness of partial spleen arterial embolization (PSAE) in the treatment of hypersplenism secondary to hepatic cirrhosis. PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wan Fang, CNKI, Vip, and CBM databases were searched for randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and case-control studies that compared PSAE with splenectomy in the treatment of hypersplenism secondary to hepatic cirrhosis from their inception to July 25, 2015. Statistical analysis was conducted in Cochrane Network RevMan v5...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306591/ventilation-with-high-versus-low-peep-levels-during-general-anaesthesia-for-open-abdominal-surgery-does-not-affect-postoperative-spirometry-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Tanja A Treschan, Maximilian Schaefer, Johann Kemper, Bea Bastin, Peter Kienbaum, Benedikt Pannen, Sabrine N Hemmes, Marcelo G de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Marcus J Schultz
BACKGROUND: Invasive mechanical ventilation during general anaesthesia for surgery typically causes atelectasis and impairs postoperative lung function. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of intraoperative ventilation with high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and recruitment manoeuvres (RMs) on postoperative spirometry. DESIGN: This was a preplanned, single-centre substudy of an international multicentre randomised controlled trial, the PROVHILO trial...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304241/wireless-teleophthalmology-a-novel-low-cost-flexible-network-architecture-and-its-performance-evaluation-for-remote-eye-care-solutions
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Shashwat Pathak, Basant Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This article proposes a novel, cost-effective, flexible, and easy-to-deploy wireless teleophthalmology network architecture and performance evaluation for its potential use in remote areas. This study has used practical telecommunication standards, which is widely deployed throughout India. METHODS: In the proposed scenario, patient's eye images are obtained using a specified imaging modality, and then sent to a server at the primary eye care centre (PECC) using ZigBee a short-range wireless network...
March 17, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303432/network-coded-cooperative-communication-in-a-real-time-wireless-hospital-sensor-network
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R Prakash, A Balaji Ganesh, Somu Sivabalan
The paper presents a network coded cooperative communication (NC-CC) enabled wireless hospital sensor network architecture for monitoring health as well as postural activities of a patient. A wearable device, referred as a smartband is interfaced with pulse rate, body temperature sensors and an accelerometer along with wireless protocol services, such as Bluetooth and Radio-Frequency transceiver and Wi-Fi. The energy efficiency of wearable device is improved by embedding a linear acceleration based transmission duty cycling algorithm (NC-DRDC)...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302674/urine-culture-follow-up-and-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-a-pediatric-urgent-care-network
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Dipanwita Saha, Jimisha Patel, Don Buckingham, David Thornton, Terry Barber, Joshua R Watson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Empiric antibiotic therapy for presumed urinary tract infection (UTI) leads to unnecessary antibiotic exposure in many children whose urine culture results fail to confirm the diagnosis. The objective of this quality improvement study was to improve follow-up management of negative urine culture results in the off-campus urgent care network of Nationwide Children's Hospital to reduce inappropriate antibiotic exposure in children. METHODS: A multidisciplinary task force developed and implemented a protocol for routine nurse and clinician follow-up of urine culture results, discontinuation of unnecessary antibiotics, and documentation in the electronic medical record...
March 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302638/innovative-approach-for-self-management-and-social-welfare-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-europe-development-validation-and-implementation-of-an-mhealth-tool-mycyfapp
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Joaquim Calvo-Lerma, Celia P Martinez-Jimenez, Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos, Ana Andrés, Paula Crespo-Escobar, Erlend Stav, Cornelia Schauber, Lucia Pannese, Jessie M Hulst, Lucrecia Suárez, Carla Colombo, Celeste Barreto, Kris de Boeck, Carmen Ribes-Koninckx
INTRODUCTION: For the optimal management of children with cystic fibrosis, there are currently no efficient tools for the precise adjustment of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, either for advice on appropriate dietary intake or for achieving an optimal nutrition status. Therefore, we aim to develop a mobile application that ensures a successful nutritional therapy in children with cystic fibrosis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A multidisciplinary team of 12 partners coordinate their efforts in 9 work packages that cover the entire so-called 'from laboratory to market' approach by means of an original and innovative co-design process...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302072/imported-arboviral-infections-in-italy-july-2014-october-2015-a-national-reference-laboratory-report
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Claudia Fortuna, Maria Elena Remoli, Caterina Rizzo, Eleonora Benedetti, Cristiano Fiorentini, Antonino Bella, Claudio Argentini, Francesca Farchi, Concetta Castilletti, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Alessandro Bartoloni, Nadia Zanchetta, Maria Rita Gismondo, Luca Ceccherini Nelli, Giustina Vitale, Franco Baldelli, Pierlanfranco D'Agaro, Giuseppe Sodano, Giovanni Rezza, Giulietta Venturi
BACKGROUND: Imported cases of infections due to Dengue (DENV) and Chikungunya (CHIKV) viruses and, more recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) are commonly reported among travelers returning from endemic regions. In areas where potentially competent vectors are present, the risk of autochthonous transmission of these vector-borne pathogens is relatively high. Laboratory surveillance is crucial to rapidly detect imported cases in order to reduce the risk of transmission. This study describes the laboratory activity performed by the National Reference Laboratory for Arboviruses (NRLA) at the Italian National Institute of Health in the period from July 2014 to October 2015...
March 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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