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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220712/a-novel-quantitative-method-for-recovering-precipitated-uric-acid-in-urine-and-analysis-by-lc-ms-ms
#1
Lifang Sun, Dongmei Zhou, David M Wilson
AIM: Precipitation of uric acid (UA) in human urine had caused poor recovery and underestimation of UA in study samples. RESULTS: A UA recovery method was developed for analyzing frozen urine samples that potentially contain precipitated UA. Samples were treated with 3% v/v of a solution containing 8 M potassium hydroxide and 20% v/v of ammonium thioglycolate. The high pH enables rapid dissolution of UA crystals, while the thioglycolate protects UA from oxidation at high pH...
March 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220480/quality-and-stability-of-extemporaneous-pyridoxal-phosphate-preparations-used-in-the-treatment-of-paediatric-epilepsy
#2
Abeer H A Mohamed-Ahmed, Matthew P Wilson, Maedelyn Albuera, Ting Chen, Philippa B Mills, Emma J Footitt, Peter T Clayton, Catherine Tuleu
OBJECTIVES: To assess the pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) content and stability of extemporaneous PLP liquids prepared from dietary supplements used for the treatment of vitamin B6 -dependent epilepsy. METHODS: Pyridoxal 5'-phosphate liquids were prepared in accordance with the guidelines given to patients from marketed 50 mg PLP dietary capsules and tablets. The PLP content and its stability were evaluated under conditions resembling the clinical setting using reverse phase HPLC and mass spectrometry...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218935/family-medicine-global-health-fellowship-competencies-a-modified-delphi-study
#3
Fadya El Rayess, Anna Filip, Anna Doubeni, Calvin Wilson, Cynthia Haq, Marc Debay, Gowri Anandarajah, Warren Heffron, Neil Jayasekera, Paul Larson, Bruce Dahlman, Olga Valdman, Vince Hunt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many US medical schools and family medicine departments have responded to a growing interest in global health by developing global health fellowships. However, there are no guidelines or consensus statements outlining competencies for global health fellows. Our objective was to develop a mission and core competencies for Family Medicine Global Health Fellowships. METHODS: A modified Delphi technique was used to develop consensus on fellowship competencies...
February 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213193/anterior-surgical-fixation-for-cervical-spine-flexion-distraction-injuries
#4
Andrew Jack, Godefroy Hardy-St-Pierre, Mitchell Wilson, Godwin Choy, Richard Fox, Andrew Nataraj
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical management for flexion-distraction cervical spine injuries remains controversial with current guidelines recommending anterior, posterior, and circumferential approaches. Here, we determined the incidence of and examined risk factors for clinical and radiographic failure in patients with one segment cervical distraction injuries having undergone anterior surgical fixation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 57 consecutive patients undergoing anterior fixation for subaxial flexion-distraction cervical injuries between 2008-2012 at our institution was performed...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210358/american-association-for-emergency-psychiatry-task-force-on-medical-clearance-of-adults-part-i-introduction-review-and-evidence-based-guidelines
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REVIEW
Eric L Anderson, Kimberly Nordstrom, Michael P Wilson, Jennifer M Peltzer-Jones, Leslie Zun, Anthony Ng, Michael H Allen
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, the number of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for a mental health concern is significant and expected to grow. The breadth of the medical evaluation of these patients is controversial. Attempts have been made to establish a standard evaluation for these patients, but to date no nationally accepted standards exist. A task force of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, consisting of physicians from emergency medicine and psychiatry, and a psychologist was convened to form consensus recommendations on the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to EDs...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207379/absence-of-fluoride-varnish-related-adverse-events-in-caries-prevention-trials-in-young-children-united-states
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Raul I Garcia, Steven E Gregorich, Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Patricia A Braun, Anne Wilson, Judith Albino, Tamanna Tiwari, Maya Harper, Terrence S Batliner, Margaret Rasmussen, Nancy F Cheng, William Santo, Paul L Geltman, Michelle Henshaw, Stuart A Gansky
INTRODUCTION: Fluoride varnish is an effective prevention intervention for caries in young children. Its routine use in clinical care is supported by meta-analyses and recommended by clinical guidelines, including the US Preventive Services Task Force (B rating). This report is the first prospective systematic assessment of adverse events related to fluoride varnish treatment in young children. METHODS: We determined the incidence of adverse events related to fluoride varnish treatment in 3 clinical trials on the prevention of early childhood caries, conducted under the auspices of the Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers, an initiative sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research...
February 16, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199053/the-effect-of-tonsillectomy-on-the-morbidity-from-recurrent-tonsillitis
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C M Douglas, K Lang, W M Whitmer, J A Wilson, K Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Tonsillitis is a common condition with an incidence in UK general practice of 37 per 1000 population a year(1) . Recurrent tonsillitis results in significant morbidity and impacts on individuals' quality of life. This study assesses the morbidity and quality of life of adults with recurrent tonsillitis, and the impact of surgical intervention on their health state. OBJECTIVES: 1.To describe disease specific and global quality of life for adults with recurrent tonsillitis six months after tonsillectomy, using two instruments: the Health Impact of Throat Problems (HITP) and EuroQol-visual analogue scale (EQ-VAS) questionnaire...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188154/espacomp-medication-adherence-reporting-guidelines-emerge-a-reactive-delphi-study-protocol
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R Helmy, L L Zullig, J Dunbar-Jacob, D A Hughes, B Vrijens, I B Wilson, S De Geest
INTRODUCTION: Medication adherence is fundamental to achieving optimal patient outcomes. Reporting research on medication adherence suffers from some issues-including conceptualisation, measurement and data analysis-that thwart its advancement. Using the ABC taxonomy for medication adherence as the conceptual basis, a steering committee of members of the European Society for Patient Adherence, COMpliance, and Persistence (ESPACOMP) launched an initiative to develop ESPACOMP Medication Adherence Reporting Guidelines (EMERGE)...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175397/181%C3%A2-guidelines-for-the-management-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-the-optimal-timing-of-decompression
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Jefferson R Wilson, Lindsay Tetreault BSc, Bizhan Aarabi, Paul A Anderson, Paul M Arnold, Darrel S Brodke, Anthony Burns, Robert Chen, Kazuhiro Chiba, Joseph Dettori, Julio C Furlan, James S Harrop, Langston T Holly, Tara Jeji, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Mark Kotter, Shekar N Kurpad, Brian K Kwon, Ralph Marino, Allen R Martin, Eric M Massicotte, Geno Merli, James Middleton, Hiroaki Nakashima, Narihito Nagoshi, Katherine Palmieri, Mohammed F Shamji, Anoushka Singh, Andrea Skelly, Albert Yee, Michael Fehlings
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August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174224/endorsement-of-prisma-statement-and-quality-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses-published-in-nursing-journals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Wilson W S Tam, Kenneth K H Lo, Parames Khalechelvam
OBJECTIVE: Systematic reviews (SRs) often poorly report key information, thereby diminishing their usefulness. Previous studies evaluated published SRs and determined that they failed to meet explicit criteria or characteristics. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement was recommended as a reporting guideline for SR and meta-analysis (MA), but previous studies showed that adherence to the statement was not high for SRs published in different medical fields...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156468/assessment-tools-for-palliative-care
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Rebecca Aslakson, Sydney Morss Dy, Renee Wilson, Julie Waldfogel, Allen Zhang, Alex B Blair, Karen Robinson
: 66 Background: Recent reviews have not comprehensively addressed palliative care (PC) assessment tools. This project summarizes the extent of evidence about PC assessment tools for patients and families, and how tools have been used for clinical care, quality indicators, and evaluation of interventions. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for systematic reviews of assessment tools for PC, from January 2007 to March 2016...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127013/can-intravenous-conscious-sedation-with-midazolam-be-effective-at-facilitating-surgical-dentistry-in-adolescent-orthodontic-patients-a-service-evaluation
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A J Stamp, M L Dorman, C R Vernazza, G Deeming, C Reid, K E Wilson, N M Girdler
Background Surgical dentistry during orthodontic care often occurs in adolescence and may involve surgical removal or exposure of teeth. The invasive nature of treatment, combined with dental anxiety, means care can often be provided under general anaesthesia (GA). Best-practice guidelines however endorse conscious sedation as an alternative, where appropriate. Although a limited number of studies have shown safe and effective use of intravenous conscious sedation (IVCS) with midazolam in this cohort, robust evidence to support routine use is lacking...
January 27, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111076/impact-of-oncotype-dx-breast-recurrence-score-testing-on-adjuvant-chemotherapy-use-in-early-breast-cancer-real-world-experience-in-greater-manchester-uk
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J Loncaster, A Armstrong, S Howell, G Wilson, R Welch, A Chittalia, W J Valentine, N J Bundred
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended the Oncotype DX(®) Breast Recurrence Score(®) (RS) assay as an option for informing adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in node-negative, oestrogen receptor (ER)+, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative early breast cancer assessed to be at intermediate risk of recurrence based on clinicopathological factors. We evaluated the impact of RS testing on adjuvant chemotherapy decision-making in routine clinical practice in a UK Cancer Network...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106516/rural-end-of-life-care-from-the-experiences-and-perspectives-of-patients-and-family-caregivers-a-systematic-literature-review
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Suzanne Rainsford, Roderick D MacLeod, Nicholas J Glasgow, Christine B Phillips, Robert B Wiles, Donna M Wilson
BACKGROUND: End-of-life care must be relevant to the dying person and their family caregiver regardless of where they live. Rural areas are distinct and need special consideration. Gaining end-of-life care experiences and perspectives of rural patients and their family caregivers is needed to ensure optimal rural care. AIMS: To describe end-of-life care experiences and perspectives of rural patients and their family caregivers, to identify facilitators and barriers to receiving end-of-life care in rural/remote settings and to describe the influence of rural place and culture on end-of-life care experiences...
January 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104042/electronic-health-records-and-online-medical-records-an-asset-or-a-liability-under-current-conditions
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Judith Allen-Graham, Lauren Mitchell, Natalie Heriot, Roksana Armani, David Langton, Michele Levinson, Alan Young, Julian A Smith, Tom Kotsimbos, John W Wilson
Objective The aim of the present study was to audit the current use of medical records to determine completeness and concordance with other sources of medical information.Methods Medical records for 40 patients from each of five Melbourne major metropolitan hospitals were randomly selected (n=200). A quantitative audit was performed for detailed patient information and medical record keeping, as well as data collection, storage and utilisation. Using each hospital's current online clinical database, scanned files and paperwork available for each patient audited, the reviewers sourced as much relevant information as possible within a 30-min time allocation from both the record and the discharge summary...
January 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102831/biomarkers-in-adult-asthma-a-systematic-review-of-8-isoprostane-in-exhaled-breath-condensate
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Adam M Peel, Christina-Jane Crossman-Barnes, Jonathan Tang, Stephen J Fowler, Gwyneth A Davies, Andrew M Wilson, Yoon K Loke
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the evidence for the use of 8-isoprostane in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) as a biomarker in adult asthma. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of EBC 8-isoprostane. METHODS: We searched a number of online databases (including PubMed, Embase and Scopus) in January 2016. We included studies of adult non-smokers with EBC collection and asthma diagnosis conducted according to recognised guidelines. We aimed to pool data using random effects meta-analysis and assess heterogeneity using I (2)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096306/national-multicentre-audit-of-pregnancy-status-in-general-surgery-admissions-in-scotland
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Michael S J Wilson, Matilda Powell-Bowns, Andrew G Robertson, Andreas Luhmann, Colin H Richards
BACKGROUND: Documentation of pregnancy status (PS) is an integral component of the assessment of women of reproductive age when admitted to hospital. Our aim was to determine how accurately PS was documented in a multicentre audit of female admissions to general surgery. METHODS: A prospective multicentre audit of elective and emergency admissions was performed in 18 Scottish centres between 08:00 on 11 May 2015 and 07:59 on 25 May 2015. The lower age limit was the minimum age for admission to the adult surgical ward and the upper age limit was 55 years...
January 17, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088598/are-the-current-guidelines-for-the-surgical-management-of-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms-of-the-pancreas-adequate-a-multi-institutional-study
#18
Gregory C Wilson, Shishir K Maithel, David Bentrem, Daniel E Abbott, Sharon Weber, Clifford Cho, Robert C G Martin, Charles R Scoggins, Hong Jin Kim, Nipun B Merchant, David A Kooby, Michael J Edwards, Syed A Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Controversy persists regarding the management of patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN). International consensus guidelines stratify patients into high-risk, worrisome, and low risk categories. STUDY DESIGN: The medical records of 7 institutions were reviewed for patients who underwent surgical management of IPMN between 2000 and 2015. RESULTS: There were 324 patients included in the analysis; 60.4% of patients had main-duct/mixed type, and 39...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087497/developing-nutrition-label-reading-skills-a-web-based-practice-approach
#19
Lisa M Soederberg Miller, Laurel A Beckett, Jacqueline J Bergman, Machelle D Wilson, Elizabeth A Applegate, Tanja N Gibson
BACKGROUND: Nutrition labels offer the information needed to follow Dietary Guidelines for Americans, yet many individuals use labels infrequently or ineffectively due to limited comprehension and the effort required to use them. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to develop and test a Web-based label-reading training tool to improve individuals' ability to use labels to select more healthful foods. We were particularly interested in determining whether practice can lead to increased accuracy using labels as well as decreased effort, together reflecting greater efficiency...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072935/the-addition-of-tick-boxes-related-to-tobacco-cessation-improves-smoking-related-documentation-in-the-anaesthesia-chart
#20
A Webb, A C Wilson
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) 'Guidelines on Smoking as Related to the Perioperative Period (PS12)' recommends that anaesthetists should always ask about smoking, advise quitting and refer patients to their general practitioner (GP) or a telephone quit-line for quit support. In this study we evaluated the effect of adding tick-boxes for 'quit advice given' and 'referral to GP/Quitline' to anaesthesia charts of elective surgical patients to assess whether this intervention changed documentation of compliance with the ANZCA guideline...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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