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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346638/standardized-languages-and-notations-for-graphical-modelling-of-patient-care-processes-a-systematic-review
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Pierpaolo Mincarone, Carlo Giacomo Leo, Maria Del Mar Trujillo-Martín, Jan Manson, Roberto Guarino, Giuseppe Ponzini, Saverio Sabina
Purpose: The importance of working toward quality improvement in healthcare implies an increasing interest in analysing, understanding and optimizing process logic and sequences of activities embedded in healthcare processes. Their graphical representation promotes faster learning, higher retention and better compliance. The study identifies standardized graphical languages and notations applied to patient care processes and investigates their usefulness in the healthcare setting. Data sources: Peer-reviewed literature up to 19 May 2016...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346008/follow-up-care-provider-preferences-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Joemy M Ramsay, Karely Mann, Sapna Kaul, Eduardo R Zamora, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: To explore the experiences and perspectives of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors regarding patient-provider relationships and their preferences surrounding type of healthcare provider for follow-up care. METHODS: We recruited AYA cancer survivors who were diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 39 using the Utah Cancer Registry. Twenty-eight survivors participated in six focus groups held between March and May of 2015 in Salt Lake City and St...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345696/antiemetic-efficacy-and-safety-of-granisetron-or-palonosetron-alone-and-in-combination-with-a-corticosteroid-for-abvd-therapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting
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Mayako Uchida, Tsutomu Nakamura, Kojiro Hata, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yasuo Mori, Koji Kato, Kenjiro Kamezaki, Katsuto Takenaka, Motoaki Shiratsuchi, Keiko Hosohata, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Koichi Akashi
Background: Antiemetic effects and safety of granisetron or palonosetron alone and in combination with a corticosteroid against chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) were retrospectively evaluated in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma receiving adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) therapy. Methods: A total of 39 patients were eligible for this study. Before ABVD therapy, granisetron or palonosetron was intravenously administered with or without a corticosteroid (dexamethasone or hydrocortisone) and aprepitant...
2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345165/oral-contraceptive-pills-as-an-option-for-non-surgical-management-of-retained-products-of-conception-a-preliminary-study
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Anat Hershko Klement, Mitri Frederic, Yaakov Bentov, Paul Chang, Dan Nayot, Jigal Haas, Robert F Casper
Many Patients with persistent retained products of conception prefers to avoid surgical interventions, such as a dilatation and curettage (D&C) that might pose an additional future risk to their already compromised fertility or obstetric performance. The aim of this study was to the possibility of induced withdrawal bleeding following oral contraceptive administration as a non-surgical treatment for patients with persistent retained products of conception (RPOC). A retrospective study of patients presenting with retained products of conception (RPOC) after failed expectant management or after treatment with PGE1 was performed...
January 18, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345003/investigation-of-attributes-which-guide-choice-in-cataract-surgery-services-in-urban-sydney-australia
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Celeste Gilbert, Lisa Keay, Anna Palagyi, Vu Quang Do, Peter McCluskey, Andrew White, Nicole Carnt, Fiona Stapleton, Tracey-Lea Laba
BACKGROUND: It is critical to consult patients to develop patient-centred cataract surgery care. We aimed to identify attributes patients consider when making decisions about cataract surgery in an Australian context, where both publicly and privately funded surgery are available. This is the first step in investigating how decisions are made about cataract surgery services. METHODS: This observational qualitative study was undertaken in two public hospitals and one private practice in Sydney, Australia...
January 17, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344701/the-fate-of-immunocompromised-patients-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-periprosthetic-joint-infection-a-single-centre-experience
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Baochao Ji, Xiaogang Zhang, Boyong Xu, Jiangdong Ren, Wentao Guo, Wenbo Mu, Li Cao
PURPOSE: Immunocompromised patients with periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) are rare and currently there are no reliable guidelines according to which these infections can be successfully managed. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical course of different strategies for treatment of PJI in frail patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis between 2004 and 2015 included 29 immunocompromised patients (13 hips and 16 knees) with chronic PJI who underwent one-stage revision or debridement, antibiotics and implant retention (DAIR)...
January 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344700/dual-mobility-hip-arthroplasty-provides-better-outcomes-compared-to-hemiarthroplasty-for-displaced-femoral-neck-fractures-a-retrospective-comparative-clinical-study
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Yong Tae Kim, Je-Hyun Yoo, Min Ki Kim, Sanghyun Kim, Jihyo Hwang
PURPOSE: Total hip arthroplasty with a dual mobility cup (DMC) is a proposed alternative to the widely performed bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) for treating displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures (DFNF) in the elderly. However, the comparison between the two modalities has not been extensively conducted thus far. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with DFNF patients aged over 65 years who were treated either by BHA or DMC. After propensity matching each group comprised 84 patients (168 patients in total) and was analyzed using peri-operative and post-operative parameters...
January 17, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344682/68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-psma-positron-emission-tomography-pet-for-primary-staging-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Julia Corfield, Marlon Perera, Damien Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: To systematically review currently available data on 68Ga-prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) used for the primary staging of high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS: We performed critical reviews of EMBASE, Web of Science (including MEDLINE) and Cochrane databases in October 2016 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis statement. We included studies that utilized 68Ga-PSMA PET for primary staging of prostate cancer...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343947/patient-preferences-for-important-attributes-of-bipolar-depression-treatments-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Daisy Ng-Mak, Jiat-Ling Poon, Laurie Roberts, Leah Kleinman, Dennis A Revicki, Krithika Rajagopalan
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess patient preferences regarding pharmacological treatment attributes for bipolar depression using a discrete choice experiment (DCE). Methods: Adult members of an Internet survey panel with a self-reported diagnosis of bipolar depression were invited via e-mail to participate in a web-based DCE survey. Participants were asked to choose between hypothetical medication alternatives defined by attributes and levels that were varied systematically...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343663/the-efficacy-of-vats-and-intrapleural-fibrinolytic-therapy-in-parapneumonic-empyema-treatment
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Ozgur Samancilar, Tevfik İlker Akçam, Seyda Ors Kaya, Ozgur Ozturk, Onur Akcay, Kenan Can Ceylan
BACKGROUND: Development of multiloculation-septation is a challenging entity in empyema patients. In this study, it is aimed to investigate the success rates of videothoracoscopic deloculation (VATS-D) and intrapleural fibrinolytic (IPFib) application after tube thoracostomy. METHODS: The study retrospectively examined the patients diagnosed with empyema with multiloculation and septation between January 2005 and December 2014. Among these patients, the study included those who received VATS-D or IPFib therapy...
January 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343449/the-comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-topical-and-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-for-reducing-perioperative-blood-loss-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Jefferson George, Krishna Kiran Eachempati, Koushik Narayan Subramanyam, A V Gurava Reddy
BACKGROUND: Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) can be associated with significant perioperative blood loss and blood transfusions. This is a prospective randomised non-inferiority trial comparing intraarticular (IA) and intravenous (IV) routes of administering Tranexamic acid (TXA) with regard to efficacy and safety. METHODS: A total of 113 patients who underwent primary unilateral TKA from January to June 2017 randomly received either 1.5g TXA in 100mL normal saline solution (IA group, n=58) or 10mg/kg TXA (IV group, n=55) at 10min before the tourniquet inflation and at tourniquet release...
January 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343248/minimally-invasive-versus-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-in-obese-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen, Fengzeng Jian
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can also be specifically applied in obese patients. Therefore, the current study was thereby carried out aiming to compare the outcomes of MI-TLIF with those of Open-TLIF in obese patients with lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: Electronic databases were systemically retrieved from construction to May 2017...
January 17, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343143/colorectal-cancer-patients-preferences-for-type-of-caregiver-during-survivorship-care
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T Wieldraaijer, L A M Duineveld, S C Donkervoort, W B Busschers, H C P M van Weert, J Wind
PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors are currently included in a secondary care-led survivorship care programme. Efforts are underway to transfer this survivorship care to primary care, but met with some reluctance by patients and caregivers. This study assesses (1) what caregiver patients prefer to contact for symptoms during survivorship care, (2) what patient factors are associated with a preferred caregiver, and (3) whether the type of symptom is associated with a preferred caregiver...
January 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343041/forgoing-life-sustaining-treatments-in-the-icu-to-withhold-or-to-withdraw-is-that-the-question
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Giuseppe R Gristina, Francesca Baroncelli, Marco Vergano
In the last decades, mortality from severe acute illnesses has considerably declined thanks to the advances in intensive care medicine. Meanwhile, critical care physicians realized that lifesustaining treatments (LST) may not be appropriate for every patient, and end-of-life care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) started to receive growing attention. Most deaths occurring in the ICU now follow a decision to forgo life-sustaining treatments (DFLST), which can be implemented either by withdrawing (WDLST) or withholding (WHLST) life-sustaining treatments...
January 17, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342861/rational-management-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Ole Haagen Nielsen, Christoffer Soendergaard, Malene Elbaek Vikner, Günter Weiss
Anaemia is the most frequent, though often neglected, comorbidity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we want to briefly present (1) the burden of anaemia in IBD, (2) its pathophysiology, which mostly arises from bleeding-associated iron deficiency, followed by (3) diagnostic evaluation of anaemia, (4) a balanced overview of the different modes of iron replacement therapy, (5) evidence for their therapeutic efficacy and subsequently, (6) an updated recommendation for the practical management of anaemia in IBD...
January 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342509/the-influence-of-explanatory-images-on-risk-perceptions-and-treatment-preference
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Raluca Cozmuta, Evan Wilhelms, Diana Cornell, Julia Nolte, Valerie Reyna, Liana Fraenkel
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether providing patients a series of balance scales (BS) depicting a reciprocal relationship between achieving disease control and increasing the risk of infection influences treatment preference. METHODS: Participants were randomized to receive a description of a medication in which risk of infection was described using one of four formats: numbers only, numbers + icon array (IA), numbers + BS, or numbers + IA + BS (i.e. combination). We compared the likelihood of starting the medication across the four formats, and whether the influence of risk formats varied by numeracy and gist risk appraisals...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342320/association-of-pre-esrd-serum-calcium-with-post-esrd-mortality-among-incident-esrd-patients-a-cohort-study
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Yoshitsugu Obi, Christina Park, Melissa Soohoo, Keiichi Sumida, Takayuki Hamano, Connie M Rhee, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Elani Streja
Albumin-corrected serum calcium (cSCa) decline at late stages of chronic kidney disease and rise after dialysis initiation. While hypercalcemia is associated with higher mortality in end-stage renal disease (ESRD), there are scarce data on the impact of pre-ESRD cSCa on post-ESRD mortality. Therefore, we used a large national cohort of 21,826 US veterans with incident ESRD who transitioned to dialysis in all US Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities over 2009-2014 to examine the associations with all-cause and cause-specific post-ESRD mortality of (1) cSCa concentrations averaged over the last six months and (2) its rate of decline during the last 12 months before dialysis initiation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341971/atopy-in-patients-with-ocular-cicatricial-pemphigoid
#18
Nazanin Ebrahimiadib, Mikhail Hernandez, Bobeck S Modjtahedi, C Ramak Roohipoor, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: To evaluate the presence of atopy in patients with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP). METHOD: Patient encounters between August 2005 and November 2016 at the Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institute (MERSI) were searched to identify those with biopsy-proven OCP who had concurrent evidence of atopy. RESULTS: There were 230 patients with biopsy-proven OCP. Thirty-three of them were found to have clinical symptoms of atopy (asthma, hay fever, and eczema) and of these, 23 had evidence of atopy in their conjunctival biopsy specimens...
January 16, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341831/role-of-bone-modifying-agents-in-multiple-myeloma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Kenneth Anderson, Nofisat Ismaila, Patrick J Flynn, Susan Halabi, Sundar Jagannath, Mohammed S Ogaily, Jim Omel, Noopur Raje, G David Roodman, Gary C Yee, Robert A Kyle
Purpose To update guideline recommendations on the role of bone-modifying agents in multiple myeloma. Methods An update panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review by searching PubMed and the Cochrane Library for randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, and observational studies. Results Thirty-five relevant studies were identified, and updated evidence supports the current recommendations. Recommendations For patients with active symptomatic multiple myeloma that requires systemic therapy with or without evidence of lytic destruction of bone or compression fracture of the spine from osteopenia on plain radiograph(s) or other imaging studies, intravenous administration of pamidronate 90 mg over at least 2 hours or zoledronic acid 4 mg over at least 15 minutes every 3 to 4 weeks is recommended...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341464/left-sleeve-lobectomy-versus-left-pneumonectomy-for-the-management-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Liang Wang, YuQuan Pei, ShaoLei Li, ShanYuan Zhang, Yue Yang
BACKGROUND: The study was conducted to compare the outcomes of sleeve lobectomy (SL) and pneumonectomy (PN) for management of the left lung in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five patients who underwent left SL (n = 87) or left PN (n = 48) for NSCLC from January 2006 to December 2011 were enrolled in this retrospective study. Left SL was performed when technically possible. The clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes in both groups were compared...
January 17, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
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