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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917413/biocompatibility-of-intraocular-lens-power-adjustment-using-a-femtosecond-laser-in-a-rabbit-model
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Liliana Werner, Jason Ludlow, Jason Nguyen, Joah Aliancy, Larry Ha, Bryan Masino, Sean Enright, Ray K Alley, Ruth Sahler, Nick Mamalis
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biocompatibility (uveal and capsular) of intraocular lens (IOL) power adjustment by a femtosecond laser obtained through increased hydrophilicity of targeted areas within the optic, creating the ability to build a refractive-index shaping lens within an existing IOL. SETTING: John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Six rabbits had phacoemulsification with bilateral implantation of a commercially available hydrophobic acrylic IOL...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864404/toxicity-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-and-without-esophageal-stents-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Samual R Francis, Andrew Orton, Cameron Thorpe, Greg Stoddard, Shane Lloyd, Christopher J Anker
PURPOSE: Esophageal stenting is often considered to relieve dysphagia in patients with locoregionally advanced esophageal cancer. We sought to determine the effects of stenting on the incidence of acute toxicity and oncologic outcomes in patients undergoing chemoradiation therapy (CRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The data from patients treated with curative intent CRT for locoregionally advanced esophageal cancer at the University of Utah were retrospectively analyzed...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860045/the-effect-of-pulsing-on-transverse-ultrasound-efficiency-and-chatter
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Alex J Wright, Austin D Bohner, Ashlie A Bernhisel, Brian Zaugg, William R Barlow, Jeff H Pettey, Randall J Olson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of micropulse, long pulse and continuous ultrasound on transverse ultrasound using Abbott Medical Optics' (AMO) WhiteStar Signature Pro with the Ellips FX handpiece. DESIGN: In vitro laboratory study METHODS: This study was conducted at the John A. Moran Eye Center Laboratory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Porcine lenses were hardened in formalin for 2 hours and equilibrated in BSS over a 24-hour period. The lenses were then cubed in 2...
August 28, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842126/immediate-postpartum-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-device-insertion-and-breast-feeding-outcomes-a-noninferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
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David K Turok, Lawrence Leeman, Jessica N Sanders, Lauren Thaxton, Jennifer L Eggebroten, Nicole Yonke, Holly Bullock, Rameet Singh, Lori M Gawron, Eve Espey
BACKGROUND: Immediate postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion is increasing in frequency in the United States, but few studies have investigated the effect of early placement on breast-feeding outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of immediate vs delayed postpartum levonorgestrel intrauterine device insertion on breast-feeding outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted this noninferiority randomized controlled trial at the University of Utah and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Centers from February 2014 through March 2016...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837409/use-of-a-gc-ms-organic-aerosol-monitor-for-in-field-detection-of-fine-particulate-organic-compounds-in-source-apportionment
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Paul M Cropper, Delbert J Eatough, Devon K Overson, Jaron C Hansen, Fern Caka, Robert A Cary
A study was conducted on the Brigham Young University campus during January and February 2015 to identify winter-time sources of fine particulate material in Utah Valley, Utah. Fine particulate mass and components and related gas phase species were all measured on an hourly average basis. Light scattering was also measured during the study. Included in the sampling was the first-time source apportionment application of a new monitoring instrument for the measurement of fine particulate organic marker compounds on an hourly average basis...
August 24, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801303/health-care-providers-knowledge-of-hpv-vaccination-barriers-and-strategies-in-a-state-with-low-hpv-vaccine-receipt-mixed-methods-study
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Echo L Warner, Qian Ding, Lisa Pappas, Julia Bodson, Brynn Fowler, Ryan Mooney, Anne C Kirchhoff, Deanna Kepka
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is below national goals in the United States. Health care providers are at the forefront of improving vaccination in the United States, given their close interactions with patients and parents. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the associations between demographic and practice characteristics of the health care providers with the knowledge of HPV vaccination and HPV vaccine guidelines. Furthermore, our aim was to contextualize the providers' perceptions of barriers to HPV vaccination and strategies for improving vaccination in a state with low HPV vaccine receipt...
August 11, 2017: JMIR Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693347/improving-physician-communication-with-patients-as-measured-by-hcahps-using-a-standardized-communication-model
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Devin J Horton, Peter M Yarbrough, Nathan Wanner, Ryan D Murphy, Polina V Kukhareva, Kensaku Kawamoto
Physicians often fail to communicate well with patients. The objective of this retrospective controlled interrupted time series study was to evaluate the impact of a standardized communication intervention to improve physician communication. All patients ages 18 years or older (N = 7739 visits) admitted to University of Utah Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah, from July 1, 2012, to June 31, 2014, were included. Obstetrics, rehabilitation, and psychiatric patients were excluded. The primary outcome was the percentage of patients who answered "Always" to all HCAHPS questions regarding physician-patient communication...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672864/vicarious-calibration-of-suas-microbolometer-temperature-imagery-for-estimation-of-radiometric-land-surface-temperature
#8
Alfonso Torres-Rua
In recent years, the availability of lightweight microbolometer thermal cameras compatible with small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) has allowed their use in diverse scientific and management activities that require sub-meter pixel resolution. Nevertheless, as with sensors already used in temperature remote sensing (e.g., Landsat satellites), a radiance atmospheric correction is necessary to estimate land surface temperature. This is because atmospheric conditions at any sUAS flight elevation will have an adverse impact on the image accuracy, derived calculations, and study replicability using the microbolometer technology...
June 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657555/-it-feels-like-a-lot-of-extra-work-resident-attitudes-about-quality-improvement-and-implications-for-an-effective-learning-health-care-system
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Jorie M Butler, Katherine A Anderson, Mark A Supiano, Charlene R Weir
PURPOSE: The learning health care system promotes development and application of evidence generated within the health care system to enhance the quality of patient care. The purpose of this study was to understand resident attitudes about quality improvement (QI) in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. METHOD: Four focus groups were conducted with 45 residents at the University of Utah School of Medicine during September and October 2014...
July 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652697/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-3-month-loteprednol-etabonate-0-5-gel-taper-for-routine-prophylaxis-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-compared-to-a-3-month-prednisolone-acetate-1-and-fluorometholone-0-1-taper
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Mark D Mifflin, Brent S Betts, P Adam Frederick, Jason M Feuerman, Carlton R Fenzl, Majid Moshirfar, Brian Zaugg
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and complications in patients treated with either loteprednol etabonate 0.5% gel or prednisolone acetate 1% suspension and fluorometholone (fml) 0.1% suspension. SETTING: John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, partially masked trial. METHODS: PRK was performed on 261 eyes of 132 participants...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650250/a-retrospective-longitudinal-claims-based-comparison-of-concomitant-diagnoses-between-individuals-with-and-without-down-syndrome
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Amanda M Kong, Dana Hurley, Kristin A Evans, Diana Brixner, Csilla Csoboth, Jeannie Visootsak
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) experience various comorbidities in excess of the prevalence seen among the non-DS population. However, the extent of the excess burden of comorbidities specifically within commercially and publicly insured DS populations aged < 21 years is not currently known. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe the most common diagnoses among individuals with DS who have either commercial or Medicaid insurance and (b) compare the prevalence of those diagnoses between DS cases and non-DS controls...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647794/an-update-on-the-risk-of-lymph-node-metastasis-for-the-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-the-new-diagnostic-paradigm
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Aleksandra M Sowder, Benjamin L Witt, Jason P Hunt
Previous data has shown that the risk of nodal metastases is significantly greater for classical papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) as compared to the follicular variant (FVPTC). Given a recent change in diagnostic paradigm and definition of the noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) we intended to investigate if there remains a significant difference in nodal involvement between classical PTC and FVPTC. A 6-year retrospective review of all cases with FVPTC in the diagnostic line from the University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories was conducted...
June 24, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645235/external-validity-of-the-new-york-university-caregiver-intervention-key-caregiver-outcomes-across-multiple-demonstration-projects
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Elizabeth B Fauth, Mark A Jackson, Donna K Walberg, Nancy E Lee, Leisa R Easom, Gayle Alston, Angel Ramos, Kristen Felten, Asenath LaRue, Mary Mittelman
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The Administration on Aging funded six New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI) demonstration projects, a counseling/support intervention targeting dementia caregivers and families. Three sites (Georgia, Utah, Wisconsin) pooled data to inform external validity in nonresearch settings. This study (a) assesses collective changes over time, and (b) compares outcomes across sites on caregiver burden, depressive symptoms, satisfaction with social support, family conflict, and quality of life...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642336/the-evolving-genetic-risk-for-sporadic-als
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Summer B Gibson, Jonathan M Downie, Spyridoula Tsetsou, Julie E Feusier, Karla P Figueroa, Mark B Bromberg, Lynn B Jorde, Stefan M Pulst
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the genetic risk conferred by known amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-associated genes to the pathogenesis of sporadic ALS (SALS) using variant allele frequencies combined with predicted variant pathogenicity. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing and repeat expansion PCR of C9orf72 and ATXN2 were performed on 87 patients of European ancestry with SALS seen at the University of Utah. DNA variants that change the protein coding sequence of 31 ALS-associated genes were annotated to determine which were rare and deleterious as predicted by MetaSVM...
July 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636063/solving-interoperability-in-translational-health-perspectives-of-students-from-the-international-partnership-in-health-informatics-education-iphie-2016-master-class
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Anne M Turner, Julio C Facelli, Monique Jaspers, Thomas Wetter, Daniel Pfeifer, Laël Cranmer Gatewood, Terry Adam, Yu-Chuan Li, Ming-Chin Lin, R Scott Evans, Anna Beukenhorst, Hugo Johan Theodoore van Mens, Esmee Tensen, Christian Bock, Laura Fendrich, Peter Seitz, Julian Suleder, Ranyah Aldelkhyyel, Kent Bridgeman, Zhen Hu, Aaron Sattler, Shin-Yi Guo, Islam Md Mohaimenul Mohaimenul, Dina Nur Anggraini Ningrum, Hsin-Ru Tung, Jiantano Bian, Joseph M Plasek, Casey Rommel, Juandalyn Burke, Harkirat Sohih
BACKGROUND: In the summer of 2016 an international group of biomedical and health informatics faculty and graduate students gathered for the 16th meeting of the International Partnership in Health Informatics Education (IPHIE) masterclass at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. This international biomedical and health informatics workshop was created to share knowledge and explore issues in biomedical health informatics (BHI). OBJECTIVE: The goal of this paper is to summarize the discussions of biomedical and health informatics graduate students who were asked to define interoperability, and make critical observations to gather insight on how to improve biomedical education...
June 20, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622641/u-s-drug-shortages-for-medications-used-in-adult-critical-care-2001-2016
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Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Munish Goyal, Suleman A Umar, Erin R Fox, Mark Zocchi, Kristy L Hawley, Jesse M Pines
PURPOSE: We describe trends in U.S. shortages impacting critical care drugs from 2001 to 2016. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Shortages within the scope of critical care were identified using data from the University of Utah Drug Information Services. Shortage characteristics were described using standard descriptive statistics and regression analysis. RESULTS: Of 1969 shortages reported, 1004 (51%) were for drugs used in critical care. New shortages fell from 2001 to 2004, then increased, peaking in 2011 (116)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583451/assessment-of-cost-drivers-in-transsphenoidal-approaches-for-resection-of-pituitary-tumors-using-the-value-driven-outcome-database
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Michael Karsy, Andrea A Brock, Jian Guan, Erica F Bisson, William T Couldwell
BACKGROUND: Reducing health care costs while improving quality of care has become imperative in neurosurgical care. The Value-Driven Outcome database at the University of Utah identifies cost drivers and tracks changes over time. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed for transsphenoidal resections of pituitary adenomas from July 2012 to September 2016. Total cost, subcategory costs, and potential cost drivers were evaluated. RESULTS: There were 272 patients (mean age 51...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575408/trends-in-sales-of-flavored-and-menthol-tobacco-products-in-the-united-states-during-2011-2015
#18
Nicole M Kuiper, Doris Gammon, Brett Loomis, Kyle Falvey, Teresa W Wang, Brian A King, Todd Rogers
Introduction: Flavors can mask the harshness of tobacco and make it appealing to young people. This study assessed flavored and menthol tobacco product sales at the national and state levels. Methods: Universal Product Code (UPC) tobacco sales data collected by Nielsen were combined for convenience stores and all-outlets-combined during October 22, 2011-January 9, 2016. Products were characterized as flavored, menthol, or non-flavored/non-menthol. Total unit sales, and the proportion of flavored and menthol unit sales, were assessed nationally and by state for seven tobacco products...
June 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572071/social-approval-bias-in-self-reported-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-after-presentation-of-a-normative-message-in-college-students
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Elizabeth Nix, Heidi J Wengreen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of self-reported data regarding Fruit and Vegetable (FV) intake in college students at Utah State University after being presented with a descriptive normative message. INTERVENTION: Participants (N = 167) were recruited from general education courses and asked to complete a baseline survey containing a FV screener from the National Cancer Institute. They were then randomized to receive one of four messages one week after the initial survey and asked to immediately complete the same FV screener...
May 29, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565979/flow-diversion-of-tandem-cerebral-aneurysms-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-study
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Al-Wala Awad, Karam Moon, Nam Yoon, Marcus D Mazur, M Yashar S Kalani, Philipp Taussky, Cameron G McDougall, Felipe C Albuquerque, Min S Park
OBJECTIVE Flow diversion has proven to be an efficacious means of treating cerebral aneurysms that are refractory to other therapeutic means. Patients with tandem aneurysms treated with flow diversion have been included in larger, previously reported series; however, there are no dedicated reports on using this technique during a single session to treat this unique subset of patients. Therefore, the authors analyzed the outcomes of patients who had undergone single-session flow diversion for the treatment of tandem aneurysms...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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