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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644115/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-lightweight-fibreglass-heel-casts-in-the-management-of-ulcers-of-the-heel-in-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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William Jeffcoate, Frances Game, Vivienne Turtle-Savage, Alison Musgrove, Patricia Price, Wei Tan, Lucy Bradshaw, Alan Montgomery, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Angela Farr, Thomas Winfield, Ceri Phillips
BACKGROUND: Ulcers of the foot in people with diabetes mellitus are slow to heal and result in considerable cost and patient suffering. The prognosis is worst for ulcers of the heel. OBJECTIVE: To assess both the clinical effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass casts in the management of heel ulcers. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, observer-blinded randomised controlled trial. A central randomisation centre used a computer-generated random number sequence to allocate participants to groups...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643708/residency-evaluation-and-adherence-design-study-young-ophthalmologists-perception-of-their-residency-programs-clinical-and-surgical-skills
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Parikshit Gogate, Partha Biswas, Sundaram Natarajan, Dandapani Ramamurthy, Debashish Bhattacharya, Karl Golnik, Barun Kumar Nayak
BACKGROUND: Residency training is the basis of good clinical and surgical practice. PURPOSE: The aim is to know the demographics, training experience, and perception of young ophthalmologists to improve the present residency programs in India. SETTING: Young ophthalmologists trained in India. METHODS: A survey was conducted by the Academic and Research Committee of the All India Ophthalmology Society, in 2014-2016 of young ophthalmologists (those trained between 2002 and 2012, with 2-10 years' postresidency experience) to gauge teaching of clinical and surgical skills during the postgraduate residency program...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643307/-application-of-magnetic-resonance-in-non-operative-treatment-strategy-for-rectal-cancer
#3
Yi Wang, Gong Chen
The primary curative modality for localized rectal cancer is total mesorectal excision (TME). Local control rate of rectal cancer has been improved after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and even pathological complete response (pCR) has been demonstrated in a significant minority. Patients who achieve pCR to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy have an excellent prognosis compared with those without pCR. If the patients with complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation can be demonstrated by clinical findings and medical imaging (cCR), a non-operative management (NOM) strategy may be pursued to preserve sphincter function and avoid complications induced by TME, which is a new tendency in the treatment of rectal cancer in recent years...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643303/-application-of-fascia-orientation-of-pelvic-autonomic-nerve-preservation-in-rectal-cancer-surgery
#4
Xiaobo Liang, Yi Wang, Guolong Ma
Rectal cancer has become the second most common gastrointestinal tumor in our country. With the development of comprehensive treatment, the long-term survival rate of patients with rectal cancer has greatly increased, meanwhile, higher postoperative quality of life is required. But the genitourinary dysfunction which is mainly caused by intraoperative pelvic autonomic nerve damage haunts postoperative rectal cancer patients. Traditional pelvic autonomic nerve protection technology born in the 1980s only improves urogenital function in a part of postoperative patients...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643173/immunotherapy-and-targeted-therapy-for-small-cell-lung-cancer-there-is-hope
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Lehman, Mary E Gwin, Pierre P Massion
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a devastating and aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung. It accounts for ~15% of lung cancer mortality and has had no improvement in standard treatment options for nearly 30 years. However, there is now hope for change with new therapies and modalities of therapy. Immunotherapies and checkpoint inhibitors are entering clinical practice, selected targeted therapies show promise, and "smart bomb"-based drug/radioconjugates have led to good response in early clinical trials...
July 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642792/infection-control-measures-in-private-dental-clinics-in-lebanon
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Jihad Dagher, Charles Sfeir, Ahmad Abdallah, Zeina Majzoub
PURPOSE: Evaluate infection control knowledge, attitude, and practice in Lebanese private dental clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey including 46 questions related to routine safety procedures was sent to 1150 Lebanese dentists between July 1st and 2nd, 2015. The study sample was selected from the database of registered dentists based on a proportional random sampling ensuring equitable representation of the 5 geographic regions of Lebanon. A subset of 29 questions was used to generate an overall score of compliance (excellent, good, fair, and poor)...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642176/microsurgical-bypass-training-rat-model-part-2-anastomosis-configurations
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Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Michael T Lawton, Sonia Yousef, Pooneh Mokhtari, Sirin Gandhi, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: Mastery of microsurgical anastomosis is key to achieving good outcomes in cerebrovascular bypass procedures. Animal models (especially rodents) provide an optimal pre-clinical bypass training platform. However, the existing models for practicing different anastomosis configurations have several limitations. OBJECTIVE: We sought to optimize the use of the rat's abdominal aorta and common iliac arteries (CIA) for practicing the 3 main anastomosis configurations commonly used in cerebrovascular surgery...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641999/effect-of-pharmacist-care-on-medication-adherence-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-among-patients-post-acute-coronary-syndrome-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Myriam Jihad Jaam, Ahmed Awaisu
BACKGROUND: The impact of collaborative and multidisciplinary health care on the outcomes of care in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is well-established in the literature. However, there is lack of high quality evidence on the role of pharmacist care in this setting. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the impact of pharmacist care on patient outcomes (readmission, mortality, emergency visits, and medication adherence) in patients with ACS at or post-discharge...
June 13, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641275/a-case-series-of-surgically-diagnosed-idiopathic-aortitis-in-a-canadian-centre-a-retrospective-study
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Diane L Murzin, Eric C Belanger, John P Veinot, Nataliya Milman
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic aortitis became recognized relatively recently, and the body of knowledge concerning this condition is scarce. We aimed to determine the frequency of idiopathic aortitis in aortic specimens, the clinical, laboratory and radiologic characteristics at diagnosis and during follow-up, and the approach to investigation, treatment and monitoring taken by the treating physicians. METHODS: We identified cases of aortitis diagnosed on pathological specimens of the aorta between Jan...
June 19, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640812/challenges-in-preparing-and-implementing-a-clinical-trial-at-field-level-in-an-ebola-emergency-a-case-study-in-guinea-west-africa
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Sara Carazo Perez, Elin Folkesson, Xavier Anglaret, Abdoul-Habib Beavogui, Emmanuel Berbain, Alseny-Modet Camara, Evelyn Depoortere, Annabelle Lefevre, Piet Maes, Kristian Nødtvedt Malme, Jean-Marie Denis Malvy, Sien Ombelet, Geertrui Poelaert, Daouda Sissoko, Alexis Tounkara, Pierre Trbovic, Pascal Piguet, Annick Antierens
During the large Ebola outbreak that affected West Africa in 2014 and 2015, studies were launched to evaluate potential treatments for the disease. A clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the antiviral drug favipiravir was conducted in Guinea. This paper describes the main challenges of the implementation of the trial in the Ebola treatment center of Guéckédou. Following the principles of the Good Clinical Research Practices, we explored the aspects of the community's communication and engagement, ethical conduct, trial protocol compliance, informed consent of participants, ongoing benefit/risk assessment, record keeping, confidentiality of patients and study data, and roles and responsibilities of the actors involved...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639523/psychometric-testing-of-inventory-of-beliefs-and-attitudes-on-domestic-violence
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Marie Hutchinson, Frances Doran
Background Domestic violence (DV) is an international public health issue associated with adverse health outcomes for adults and children. There have been widespread calls to increase nurses' capacity to respond to DV and improve undergraduate nursing education in this area. However, there are few valid, reliable and contemporary measures of nursing attitudes towards and beliefs concerning DV that are suited for use in evaluating education programmes. Aim To establish the psychometric properties of a newly developed inventory designed to measure nursing students' beliefs about and attitudes towards DV...
June 22, 2017: Nurse Researcher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639344/intensive-care-nurses-experiences-of-caring-for-obese-intensive-care-patients-a-hermeneutic-study
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Nastasja Robstad, Ulrika Söderhamn, Liv Fegran
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To obtain a deeper understanding of qualified intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for obese patients in intensive care. BACKGROUND: Admission of obese patients with complex health care needs to intensive care units is increasing. Caring for obese critically ill patients can be challenging and demanding for the intensive care nurse because of the patients' weight, critical situation, and physical challenges. There is a gap in knowledge at present about qualified intensive care nurses' experiences of caring for obese patients in intensive care units...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636187/dual-labeled-chemiluminescence-enzyme-immunoassay-for-simultaneous-measurement-of-total-prostate-specific-antigen-tpsa-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-fpsa
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Lixia Zhao, Dan Wang, Gen Shi, Ling Lin
The specificity for early diagnostic of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is low because the current technology mostly allows the detection of only one biomarker at one time. In this work, a dual-labeled chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for simultaneous measurement of total PSA (TPSA) and free PSA (FPSA) was proposed. Anti-PSA McAb (Mab1) was immobilized on a microplate as the solid phase, horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-labeled anti-TPSA monoclonal antibody (McAb2) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP)-labeled anti-FPSA McAb3 were used as detection antibodies...
June 21, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635351/assessing-the-quality-of-bereavement-care-after-perinatal-death-development-and-piloting-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-parents-experiences
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Esther Aiyelaagbe, Rebecca E Scott, Victoria Holmes, Emma Lane, Alexander E P Heazell
Understanding parents' experience of care is essential to develop high-quality perinatal bereavement services. This study aimed at developing a questionnaire to identify parents' needs and record their experience of care. The patient experience questionnaire was developed by professionals and parents, and piloted in a tertiary maternity unit. Responses were received from 58 parents. Sensitivity and kindness of staff and time spent with their baby were ranked as 'very important' by 95% of parents. Care in these areas largely met their needs (90%), although 5% of respondents stated that partners could have been more involved...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633225/patient-specific-simulation-of-endovascular-thoracic-aortic-repair-initial-experience
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Liesbeth M Desender, Isabelle Van Herzeele, Zoran Rancic, Colin Bicknell, Ignatios Zairis, Frank E Vermassen, John H Rundback
PURPOSE: Endovascular thoracic aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the treatment modality of diverse aortic pathology. We report the use of patient-specific simulation using a dedicated PROcedure Rehearsal Studio (PRS) platform (Simbionix USA Corp, Cleveland, OH) before TEVAR and evaluate the feasibility and realism of this technology. DESCRIPTION: Virtual three-dimensional models of the patient's relevant anatomy were reconstructed from computed tomography data. PRS was used in 2 patients before TEVAR...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630034/fall-prevention-self-assessments-via-mobile-3d-visualization-technologies-community-dwelling-older-adults-perceptions-of-opportunities-and-challenges
#16
Julian Hamm, Arthur Money, Anita Atwal
BACKGROUND: In the field of occupational therapy, the assistive equipment provision process (AEPP) is a prominent preventive strategy used to promote independent living and to identify and alleviate fall risk factors via the provision of assistive equipment within the home environment. Current practice involves the use of paper-based forms that include 2D measurement guidance diagrams that aim to communicate the precise points and dimensions that must be measured in order to make AEPP assessments...
June 19, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629316/a-multiplex-primer-design-algorithm-for-target-amplification-of-continuous-genomic-regions
#17
Ahmet Rasit Ozturk, Tolga Can
BACKGROUND: Targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays are cost-efficient and reliable alternatives to Sanger sequencing. For sequencing of very large set of genes, the target enrichment approach is suitable. However, for smaller genomic regions, the target amplification method is more efficient than both the target enrichment method and Sanger sequencing. The major difficulty of the target amplification method is the preparation of amplicons, regarding required time, equipment, and labor...
June 19, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628837/the-influence-of-essential-oils-from-xiang-fu-si-wu-decoction-on-its-non-volatile-components-and-its-application-for-pharmacokinetics-in-normal-rats
#18
Ying Pan, Dawei Qian, Pei Liu, Yang Zhang, Zhenhua Zhu, Li Zhang, Jin-Ao Duan
Xiang-Fu-Si-Wu Decoction (XFSWD) has been used to treat gynecology diseases in clinical practice for hundreds of years in China, especially for primary dysmenorrheal of QiZhi Type. In previous researches, both essential oils (XEO) and non-volatile components (NXEO) extracted from XFSWD showed significant pharmacological activities, but the influence of XEO on NXEO was unclear. The purpose of this paper was to develop a validated analytical method for simultaneous determination of ten components including Vanillic acid, Ferulic acid, Caffeic acid, Gallic acid, Paeoniflorin, Albiflorin, Tetrahydropalmatine, Protopine, Berberine and Tetrahydrocolumbamine, and to compare the pharmacokinetic parameters of these components to illustrate the influences of XEO on NXEO in normal rats...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628469/six-joint-ultrasound-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-feasible-approach-for-implementing-ultrasound-in-remission
#19
Sibel Zehra Aydin, Esen Kasapoglu Gunal, Merve Ozata, Havva Keskin, Ayse Bilge Ozturk, Paul Emery, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino
OBJECTIVES: Subclinical disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) detected by imaging methods is predictive for flares and damage. Lack of time is the major limitation for not screening for subclinical disease in routine practice. We aimed to determine the most feasible protocol to screen patients with no clinical disease activity by ultrasound (US). METHODS: A hundred consecutive RA patients with no clinical activity according to the physician had an US scan for 38 joints...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627347/-clinical-effect-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-therapy-including-respiratory-exercise-and-vibration-expectoration-on-patients-with-pulmonary-infection-after-abdominal-surgery
#20
Zhou Zhou, Xiaotong Han, Fengling Ning, Hui Wen, Maiying Fan, Xia Yuan, Jieying Luo, Yi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of pulmonary rehabilitation therapy including respiratory exercise and vibration expectoration on patients with pulmonary infection after abdominal surgery. METHODS: A retrospective case control study was conducted. Seventy-six patients with pulmonary infection after abdominal surgery admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University from September 2015 to September 2016 were enrolled. According to whether accept the pulmonary rehabilitation therapy or not, the patients were divided into two groups...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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