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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719665/risk-factors-for-hospital-acquired-infections-in-teaching-hospitals-of-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia-a-matched-case-control-study
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Walelegn Worku Yallew, Abera Kumie, Feleke Moges Yehuala
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infection affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is a major global issue for patient safety. Understanding the potential risk factors is important to appreciate the local context. A matched case control study design, which is the first of its kind in the study region, was undertaken to identify risk factors in teaching hospitals of Amhara regional state, Ethiopia. METHOD: A matched case control study design matched with age and hospital type was used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719629/multiparametric-11c-acetate-positron-emission-tomography-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-and-staging-of-prostate-cancer
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Stephan H Polanec, Piotr Andrzejewski, Pascal A T Baltzer, Thomas H Helbich, Alexander Stiglbauer, Dietmar Georg, Georgios Karanikas, Martin Susani, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Margreiter, Markus Mitterhauser, Peter Brader, Katja Pinker
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether MP [11C]Acetate PET-MRI enables an accurate differentiation of benign and malignant prostate tumors as well as local and distant staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six consecutive patients fulfilling the following criteria were included in this IRB-approved prospective study: elevated PSA levels or suspicious findings at digital rectal examination or TRUS; and histopathological verification. All patients underwent MP [11C]Acetate PET-MRI of the prostate performed on separate scanners with PET/CT using [11C]Acetate and 3T MP MR imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719278/evaluation-of-the-field-performance-of-immunocard-stat-%C3%A2-rapid-diagnostic-test-for-rotavirus-in-dadaab-refugee-camp-and-at-the-kenya-somalia-border
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Maurice Ope, Raymond Nyoka, Ahmed Unshur, Fredrick O Oyier, Shafe A Mowlid, Brian Owino, Steve B Ochieng, Charles I Okello, Joel M Montgomery, Burton Wagacha, Aleksandar Galev, Abdikadir Abdow, Mathew D Esona, Jacqueline Tate, David Fitter, Susan T Cookson, Balajee Arunmozhi, Nina Marano
AbstractRotavirus commonly causes diarrhea in children, leading to hospitalization and even death. Rapid diagnostic tests are feasible alternatives for determining rotavirus outbreaks in refugee camps that have inadequate laboratory capacity. We evaluated the field performance of ImmunoCard STAT!(®) Rotavirus (ICS-RV) in Dadaab Refugee Camp and at the Kenya-Somalia border. From May to December 2014, we prospectively enrolled children aged < 5 years hospitalized with acute diarrhea, defined as ≥ 3 episodes of loose stool in 24 hours for < 7 days...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718944/the-effect-of-routine-radiological-reporting-of-thyroid-incidentalomas-on-rates-of-thyroid-needle-biopsy-thyroid-surgery-and-detection-of-thyroid-malignancy
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J D Sinnott, R Mortimer, J Smith, E Skelton, K Drinkwater, D Lipscomb, D C Howlett
OBJECTIVE: This study looked at the effect of a changing radiology reporting policy to routinely review the thyroid gland where visible and report on any thyroid lesion, recommending further investigation as appropriate. CONTEXT: Incidentaloma is a term used to describe a lesion found on imaging unrelated to the clinical issue under investigation. There is variability in the radiological reporting of thyroid incidentalomas and conflicting recommendations as to how these lesions should be managed...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717377/appropriate-blood-component-therapy-can-reduce-postcardiac-surgery-acute-kidney-injury-through-packed-cell-transfusion-reduction
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Kianoush Saberi, Mehrdad Salehi, Mehrzad Rahmanian, Ali Reza Bakhshandeh, Gholam Reza Massoumi
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) can happen due to different factors such as anemia. Packed cell (PC) transfusion is an important cause of AKI occurrence. The aim of the study is to investigate whether appropriate blood component (BC) therapy can reduce blood transfusion and it would result in AKI decreasing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 1388 patients who underwent cardiac surgery in one university hospital. A serum creatinine higher than 2 mg/dl, renal disease history, renal replacement therapy (chronic dialysis) were our exclusion criteria...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716771/an-intervention-using-gamification-to-increase-human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-sexually-transmitted-infection-screening-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-california-rationale-and-design-of-stick-to-it
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Christopher M Mejia, Daniel Acland, Raluca Buzdugan, Reva Grimball, Lauren Natoli, Mark R McGrath, Jeffrey D Klausner, Sandra I McCoy
BACKGROUND: In the United States, young men who have sex with men (YMSM) remain disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Although routine HIV/STI screening is pivotal to the timely diagnosis of HIV and STIs, initiation of appropriate treatment, and reduced onward disease transmission, repeat screening is underused. Novel interventions that incorporate elements of games, an approach known as gamification, have the potential to increase routinization of HIV/STI screening among YMSM...
July 17, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716559/optic-nerve-regeneration-in-mammals-regenerated-or-spared-axons
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REVIEW
Dietmar Fischer, Alan R Harvey, Vincent Pernet, Vance P Lemmon, Kevin K Park
Intraorbital optic nerve crush in rodents is widely used as a model to study axon regeneration in the adult mammalian central nervous system. Recent studies using appropriate genetic manipulations have revealed remarkable abilities of mature retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons to regenerate after optic nerve injury, with some studies demonstrating that axons can then go on to re-innervate a number of central visual targets with partial functional restoration. However, one confounding factor inherent to optic nerve crush injury is the potential incompleteness of the initial lesion, leaving spared axons that later on could erroneously be interpreted as regenerating distal to the injury site...
July 14, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715605/how-to-select-a-nanosimilar
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Alain Astier, Amy Barton Pai, Marco Bissig, Daan J A Crommelin, Beat Flühmann, Jean-Daniel Hecq, Josefien Knoeff, Hans-Peter Lipp, Alberto Morell-Baladrón, Stefan Mühlebach
Nanomedicines in the class of nonbiological complex drugs (NBCDs) are becoming increasingly available. Up to 23 nanomedicines have been approved, and approximately 50 are in clinical development. Meanwhile, the first nanosimilars have entered the market through the generic approval pathway, but clinical differences have been observed. Many healthcare professionals may be unaware of this issue and must be informed of these clinically relevant variances. This article provides a tool for rational decision making for the inclusion of nanomedicines into the hospital formulary, including defined criteria for evaluation of substitutability or interchangeability...
July 17, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715426/community-effectiveness-of-pyriproxyfen-as-a-dengue-vector-control-method-a-systematic-review
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Dorit Maoz, Tara Ward, Moody Samuel, Pie Müller, Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Joao Toledo, Ross Boyce, Raman Velayudhan, Olaf Horstick
BACKGROUND: Vector control is the only widely utilised method for primary prevention and control of dengue. The use of pyriproxyfen may be promising, and autodissemination approach may reach hard to reach breeding places. It offers a unique mode of action (juvenile hormone mimic) and as an additional tool for the management of insecticide resistance among Aedes vectors. However, evidence of efficacy and community effectiveness (CE) remains limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to compile and analyse the existing literature for evidence on the CE of pyriproxyfen as a vector control method for reducing Ae...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715359/attempting-to-validate-the-over-under-triage-matrix-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James W Davis, Rachel C Dirks, Lawrence P Sue, Krista L Kaups
BACKGROUND: The Optimal Resources Document (ORD) mandates trauma activation based on injury mechanism, physiologic and anatomic criteria and recommends using the over/undertriage matrix (Matrix) to evaluate the appropriateness of trauma team activation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Matrix method by comparing patients appropriately triaged with those undertriaged. We hypothesized that these two groups are different and Matrix does not discriminate the needs or outcomes of these different groups of patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714722/pilot-testing-the-daily-activities-list-for-inmates-dali-item-evaluation-and-content-validity
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Philip R Magaletta, Rokas Perskaudas, Christina J Connors, Marc W Patry, Jarrod Reisweber, Alix McLearen
Scheduling enjoyable daily activities is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy intervention used in the treatment of depression and substance abuse disorders that are prevalent disorders among inmates. To effectively use this intervention with inmates, an activities list with items ecologically sensitive to the correctional setting needs to be created. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate items; thus, establishing a content valid Daily Activities List for Inmates (DALI). Fifteen corrections professionals representing a wide range of disciplines and managerial backgrounds served as subject matter experts (SMEs)...
July 17, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714635/-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-diagnostic-criteria-and-management
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Charlotte De Bodman, Pierre-Yves Zambelli, Romain Dayer
The rapid growth of the spine during the pubertal spurt requires greater vigilance for the pediatrician at the annual check during this period to detect the occurrence of scoliosis. Before confirming the diagnosis of idiopathic scoliosis, it is imperative to exclude a secondary cause with appropriate history and clinical examination, and in selective cases with additional testing. Any scoliosis detected during growth should be considered potentially progressive and sent to a specialist if it is equal to or exceeds 20° on the X-rays...
February 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714522/factors-associated-with-safe-early-discharge-after-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Omar Aldalati, Friedon Keshavarzi, Amit Kaura, Jonathan Byrne, Mehdi Eskandari, Ranjit Deshpande, Mark Monaghan, Olaf Wendler, Rafal Dworakowski, Philip Maccarthy
BACKGROUND: As transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) becomes more straightforward, a larger proportion of patients will be well enough to be discharged early. This study sought to characterise the clinical features that allowed patients to be discharged early after TAVI and to evaluate the safety of an early discharge policy. METHODS: All patients undergoing TAVI at the above cited centre from August 2007 to March 2015 were included in this study. Baseline characteristics, in-hospital outcomes, re-admissions and mortality were compared...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713888/a-road-map-for-multi-way-calibration-models
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REVIEW
Graciela M Escandar, Alejandro C Olivieri
A large number of experimental applications of multi-way calibration are known, and a variety of chemometric models are available for the processing of multi-way data. While the main focus has been directed towards three-way data, due to the availability of various instrumental matrix measurements, a growing number of reports are being produced on order signals of increasing complexity. The purpose of this review is to present a general scheme for selecting the appropriate data processing model, according to the properties exhibited by the multi-way data...
July 17, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713053/perils-of-intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-analysis-of-false-negative-results-in-spine-surgeries
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Arvydas Tamkus, Kent S Rice, Michael McCaffrey
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although some authors published case reports describing false negatives in intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM), systematic review of causes of false negative IONM results is lacking. PURPOSE: The objective was to analyze false negative IONM findings in spine surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis PATIENT SAMPLE: A cohort of 109 patients with new postoperative neurological deficits was analyzed for possible false negative IONM reporting...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712662/enteropathogen-detection-in-children-with-diarrhoea-or-vomiting-or-both-comparing-rectal-flocked-swabs-with-stool-specimens-an-outpatient-cohort-study
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Stephen B Freedman, Jianling Xie, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Bonita Lee, Linda Chui, Xiao-Li Pang, Ran Zhuo, Brendon Parsons, James A Dickinson, Otto G Vanderkooi, Samina Ali, Lara Osterreicher, Karen Lowerison, Phillip I Tarr
BACKGROUND: Enteropathogen detection traditionally relies on diarrhoeal stool samples, but these are inconvenient to collect if they are not immediately available, leading to suboptimum return rates of samples and delayed or missed diagnostic opportunities. We sought to compare the enteropathogen yields of rectal swabs and stool specimens in children with diarrhoea or vomiting, or both. METHODS: The Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam (APPETITE) did a study in three outpatient cohorts in Calgary and Edmonton (AB, Canada)-children enrolled in the Pediatric Emergency Research Canada emergency departments, children receiving routine vaccinations at a Calgary health clinic, and symptomatic children who met criteria for treatment at home...
July 13, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712622/pharmaceutical-pricing-in-germany-how-is-value-determined-within-the-scope-of-amnog
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Victoria Desirée Lauenroth, Tom Stargardt
OBJECTIVES: To analyze how value is determined within the scope of the German Pharmaceutical Restructuring Act, which came into effect in 2011. METHODS: Using data from all pharmaceuticals that had undergone assessment, appraisal, and price negotiations in Germany before June 30, 2016, we applied generalized linear model regression to analyze the impact of added benefit on the difference between negotiated prices and the prices of comparators. Data were extracted from the Federal Joint Committee's appraisals and price databases...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712616/aripiprazole-lauroxil-compared-with-paliperidone-palmitate-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-an-indirect-treatment-comparison
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Chris Cameron, Jacqueline Zummo, Dharmik N Desai, Christine Drake, Brian Hutton, Ahmed Kotb, Peter J Weiden
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole lauroxil (AL) is a long-acting injectable atypical antipsychotic recently approved for treatment of schizophrenia on the basis of a large-scale trial of two doses of AL versus placebo. There are no direct-comparison studies with paliperidone palmitate (PP; long-acting antipsychotic used most often in acute settings) for the acute psychotic episode. OBJECTIVES: To indirectly compare efficacy and safety of the pivotal AL study with all PP studies meeting indirect comparison criteria...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711794/sampling-designs-for-contaminant-temporal-trend-analyses-using-sedentary-species-exemplified-by-the-snails-bellamya-aeruginosa-and-viviparus-viviparus
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Ge Yin, Sara Danielsson, Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Yihui Zhou, Yanling Qiu, Elisabeth Nyberg, Anders Bignert
Environmental monitoring typically assumes samples and sampling activities to be representative of the population being studied. Given a limited budget, an appropriate sampling strategy is essential to support detecting temporal trends of contaminants. In the present study, based on real chemical analysis data on polybrominated diphenyl ethers in snails collected from five subsites in Tianmu Lake, computer simulation is performed to evaluate three sampling strategies by the estimation of required sample size, to reach a detection of an annual change of 5% with a statistical power of 80% and 90% with a significant level of 5%...
July 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711360/false-positive-stemi-activations-in-a-regional-network-comprehensive-analysis-and-clinical-impact-results-from-the-catalonian-codi-infart-network
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Ander Regueiro, Diego Fernández-Rodríguez, Xavier Freixa, Xavier Bosch, Victoria Martín-Yuste, Salvatore Brugaletta, Mercè Roqué, Manel Sabaté, Mónica Masotti
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network activation by a noncardiologist reduces delay times but may increase the rate of false-positive STEMI diagnoses. We aimed to determine the prevalence, predictors, and clinical impact of false-positive activations within the Catalonian STEMI network (Codi Infart). METHODS: From January 2010 through December 2011, all consecutive patients treated within the Codi Infart network were included...
July 12, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
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