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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636452/epidemiology-of-niv-for-acute-respiratory-failure-in-copd-patients-results-from-the-international-surveys-vs-the-real-world
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Aylin Ozsancak Ugurlu, Mehmet Ali Habesoglu
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) has been recommended as the  first-line ventilation modality for acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) based on strong evidence. However, everyday clinical practice may differ from findings of multiple randomized controlled trials. Physicians and respiratory therapists involved in NIV management have been queried about its utilization and effectiveness. In addition to these estimates, cohort studies and analysis of large inpatient dataset of patients with AECOPD and ARF managed with NIV have been extensively published over the last two decades...
June 21, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625502/a-computable-phenotype-improves-cohort-ascertainment-in-a-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
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Alon Geva, Jessica L Gronsbell, Tianxi Cai, Tianrun Cai, Shawn N Murphy, Jessica C Lyons, Michelle M Heinz, Marc D Natter, Nandan Patibandla, Jonathan Bickel, Mary P Mullen, Kenneth D Mandl
OBJECTIVES: To compare registry and electronic health record (EHR) data mining approaches for cohort ascertainment in patients with pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) in an effort to overcome some of the limitations of registry enrollment alone in identifying patients with particular disease phenotypes. STUDY DESIGN: This study was a single-center retrospective analysis of EHR and registry data at Boston Children's Hospital. The local Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) data warehouse was queried for billing codes, prescriptions, and narrative data related to pediatric PH...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623995/rationale-design-and-methodology-of-the-observational-insights-svt-study-on-the-current-state-of-care-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-superficial-vein-thrombosis
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Rupert Bauersachs, Horst Eberhard Gerlach, Andreas Heinken, Ulrich Hoffmann, Florian Langer, Thomas Noppeney, David Pittrow, Jens Klotsche, Eberhard Rabe
OBJECTIVE: Superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) is a common disease in clinical practice. In terms of pathophysiology and outcomes, the condition is related to venous thromboembolism, bearing a potential for severe thromboembolic complications if it is not treated adequately. A wide range of treatment approaches (including oral and injectable anticoagulants, pain medication, nondrug therapy including compression therapy, and no treatment at all) are applied in clinical practice, but there is sparse information about selection of patients for therapies, current treatment pathways, and drug use as well as outcomes...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619704/applying-stopp-guidelines-in-primary-care-through-electronic-medical-record-decision-support-randomized-control-trial-highlighting-the-importance-of-data-quality
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Morgan Price, Iryna Davies, Raymond Rusk, Mary Lesperance, Jens Weber
BACKGROUND: Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (PIPs) are a common cause of morbidity, particularly in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand how the Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) prescribing criteria, implemented in a routinely used primary care Electronic Medical Record (EMR), could impact PIP rates in community (non-academic) primary care practices. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-method, pragmatic, cluster, randomized control trial in research naïve primary care practices...
June 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607827/discrimination-against-female-surgeons-is-still-alive-where-are-the-full-professorships-and-chairs-of-departments
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EDITORIAL
Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Although half of all medical students are now and women are increasingly filling surgical residency positions, few ascend the academic ladder to become chairman of their departments, much less full academic professors. METHODS: We queried PubMed to search for the number of women surgeons in different subspecialties, and asked how many were chairman or full academic professors? RESULTS: Data coming out of largely general or cardiothoracic surgery departments cited no substantial gains for women surgeons over the years; there were few chairmanships or full professorships...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595574/limitations-of-pulmonary-embolism-icd-10-codes-in-emergency-department-administrative-data-let-the-buyer-beware
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Kristin Burles, Grant Innes, Kevin Senior, Eddy Lang, Andrew McRae
BACKGROUND: Administrative data is a useful tool for research and quality improvement; however, validity of research findings based on these data depends on their reliability. Diagnoses assigned by physicians are subsequently converted by nosologists to ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision). Several groups have reported ICD-9 coding errors in inpatient data that have implications for research, quality improvement, and policymaking, but few have assessed ICD-10 code validity in ambulatory care databases...
June 8, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553570/radiation-oncology-physician-practice-in-the-modern-era-a-statewide-analysis-of-medicare-reimbursement
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Johnny Kao, Amanda Zucker, Elizabeth A Mauer, Andrew T Wong, Paul Christos, Josephine Kang
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, major changes in health care policy have affected oncology practice dramatically. In this context, we examined the effect of practice structure on volume and payments for radiation oncology services using the 2013 Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (POSPUF) for New York State radiation oncologists. METHODS: The Medicare POSPUF data was queried, and individual physicians were classified into freestanding office-based and hospital-based practices...
April 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524414/complementary-medicine-use-among-general-internal-medicine-inpatients-in-a-swiss-university-hospital
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Isabelle Ducrest, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Mohamed Faouzi, Bernard Burnand, Gérard Waeber, Pierre-Yves Rodondi
BACKGROUND: Complementary Medicine (CM) is frequently used by the general population, but data about prevalence among hospitalised patients are scarce. We evaluated the prevalence and determinants of CM use by inpatients, lifetime, 2 months before and during their hospitalisation in a general internal medicine ward. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey conducted in September 2014 among adult (≥18 years) patients hospitalised for at least 1 day in the general internal medicine ward of the Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498071/assessment-of-malpractice-claims-due-to-spinal-epidural-abscess
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J Mason DePasse, Roy Ruttiman, Adam E M Eltorai, Mark A Palumbo, Alan H Daniels
OBJECTIVE Spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) can be difficult to diagnose and may result in neurological compromise or even death. Delays in diagnosis or treatment may worsen the prognosis. While SEA presents a high risk for litigation, little is known about the medicolegal ramifications of this condition. An enhanced understanding of potential legal implications is important for practicing spine surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, and internists. METHODS The VerdictSearch database, a large legal-claims database, was queried for "epidural abscess"-related legal cases...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465777/use-of-the-prostate-core-mitomic-test-in-repeated-biopsy-decision-making-real-world-assessment-of-clinical-utility-in-a-multicenter-patient-population
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Lorena Legisi, Elise DeSa, M Nasar Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in developed countries. Using molecular testing may help to improve outcomes in this clinically challenging group. Since 2011, the Prostate Core Mitomic Test (PCMT), which quantifies a 3.4-kb mitochondrial DNA deletion strongly associated with prostate cancer, has been used by more than 50 urology practices accessing pathology services through our laboratory in New Jersey. However, the use of a molecular test can only be beneficial if it affects patient management and improves outcomes...
December 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447767/biopsy-versus-resection-for-the-management-of-low-grade-gliomas
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REVIEW
Bowen Jiang, Kaisorn Chaichana, Anand Veeravagu, Steven D Chang, Keith L Black, Chirag G Patil
BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in 2013, Issue 4.Low-grade gliomas (LGG) constitute a class of slow-growing primary brain neoplasms. Patients with clinically and radiographically suspected LGG have two initial surgical options, biopsy or resection. Biopsy can provide a histological diagnosis with minimal risk but does not offer a direct treatment. Resection may have additional benefits such as increasing survival and delaying recurrence, but is associated with a higher risk for surgical morbidity...
April 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437523/emergency-department-query-for-patient-centered-approaches-to-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-the-equality-study
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Adil H Haider, Eric B Schneider, Lisa M Kodadek, Rachel R Adler, Anju Ranjit, Maya Torain, Ryan Y Shields, Claire Snyder, Jeremiah D Schuur, Laura Vail, Danielle German, Susan Peterson, Brandyn D Lau
Importance: The Institute of Medicine and The Joint Commission recommend routine documentation of patients' sexual orientation in health care settings. Currently, very few health care systems collect these data since patient preferences and health care professionals' support regarding collection of data about patient sexual orientation are unknown. Objective: To identify the optimal patient-centered approach to collect sexual orientation data in the emergency department (ED) in the Emergency Department Query for Patient-Centered Approaches to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity study...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421875/three-dimensional-printing-and-its-applications-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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Trevor D Crafts, Susan E Ellsperman, Todd J Wannemuehler, Travis D Bellicchi, Taha Z Shipchandler, Avinash V Mantravadi
Objective Three-dimensional (3D)-printing technology is being employed in a variety of medical and surgical specialties to improve patient care and advance resident physician training. As the costs of implementing 3D printing have declined, the use of this technology has expanded, especially within surgical specialties. This article explores the types of 3D printing available, highlights the benefits and drawbacks of each methodology, provides examples of how 3D printing has been applied within the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, discusses future innovations, and explores the financial impact of these advances...
November 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417241/use-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-with-concurrent-heart-failure
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Yan Jiang, Oliver Lin, Sidhartha R Sinha
BACKGROUND: Prescribing information for tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) inhibitors, a mainstay of treatment for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), instructs cautious use in those with heart failure (HF). However, the limited data behind these warnings are inconclusive and should be weighed against mounting evidence demonstrating worse cardiac outcomes in active IBD. AIMS: To assess whether TNFα inhibitor use is reduced in patients with IBD and HF by analyzing physician practice and prescription patterns...
April 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391604/health-care-professionals-concerns-regarding-in-hospital-family-witnessed-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-implementation-into-clinical-practice
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Natalia Sak-Dankosky, Paweł Andruszkiewicz, Paula R Sherwood, Tarja Kvist
BACKGROUND: In-hospital, family-witnessed cardiopulmonary resuscitation of adults has been found to help patients' family members deal with the short- and long-term emotional consequences of resuscitation. Because of its benefits, many national and international nursing and medical organizations officially recommend this practice. Research, however, shows that family-witnessed resuscitation is not widely implemented in clinical practice, and health care professionals generally do not favour this recommendation...
April 9, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384699/sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-among-patients-with-benign-childhood-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes
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Kyra Doumlele, Daniel Friedman, Jeffrey Buchhalter, Elizabeth J Donner, Jay Louik, Orrin Devinsky
Importance: Children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) have traditionally been considered to have a uniformly good prognosis. However, benign may be a misnomer because BECTS is linked to cognitive deficits, a more severe phenotype with intractable seizures, and the potential for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Objective: To determine if cases of BECTS are present in the North American SUDEP Registry (NASR). Design, Setting, and Participants: The NASR is a clinical and biospecimen repository established in 2011 to promote SUDEP research...
April 3, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372790/hoverboards-a-new-cause-of-pediatric-morbidity
#17
Brianna L Siracuse, Joseph A Ippolito, Peter D Gibson, Kathleen S Beebe
INTRODUCTION: The hoverboard, a self-balancing powered scooter, was introduced to the market in 2015 and quickly became one of the most popular purchases of the year. As with similar products, this scooter brought a host of concerns surrounding injuries. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of injuries that coincided with the popularity of hoverboard. METHODS: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) was queried from 2011 through 2015 for injuries related to scooters/skateboards, powered (product number, 5042), which includes the hoverboard...
March 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357659/molecular-epidemiology-database-for-sequence-management-and-data-mining
#18
Thessika Hialla Almeida Araújo, Filipe Ferreira de Almeida Rego, Luiz Carlos Junior Alcantara
A central database to aggregate sequence information from a range of epidemiological aspects including HTLV-1 pathogenesis, origin, and evolutionary dynamic would be useful to scientists and physicians worldwide. This Chapter describes two online tools for studies related to HTLV-1, the HTLV-1 Molecular Epidemiology Database and the HTLV-1 Subtyping Tool. The HTLV-1 Molecular Epidemiology Database is a tool for sequence management and data mining which allows researchers to download sequences with clinical and demographic information...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347574/what-s-trending-now-an-analysis-of-trends-in-internet-searches-for-labor-epidurals
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C D Sutton, B Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to investigate internet use for obtaining information about epidurals for labor and delivery. METHODS: Google Trends for US data was queried from 2004 to 2015 to find the most common searches and determine temporal trends. The Google Trends query used the term [epidural] and evaluated changes in search trends over time. Search comparisons were made for each year from 2004 to 2015, and three equal time epochs during the study period (2004-07, 2008-11, 2012-15) were compared...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268167/low-intensity-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-sexual-medicine-a%C3%A2-questionnaire-based-assessment-of-knowledge-clinical-practice-patterns-and-attitudes-in-sexual-medicine-practitioners
#20
Mikkel Fode, Lior Lowenstein, Yacov Reisman
INTRODUCTION: Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT) has emerged as a treatment option for male sexual dysfunction. However, results have been contradictory. AIM: To investigate the knowledge, practice patterns, and attitudes regarding LI-ESWT among experts in sexual medicine. METHODS: A study-specific questionnaire was handed out at the 18th Congress for the European Society for Sexual Medicine. Participants were queried on their knowledge about LI-ESWT and about their use of the equipment...
June 2017: Sexual Medicine
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