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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923227/optimal-role-of-the-nephrologist-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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D J Askenazi, Michael Heung, Michael J Connor, Rajit K Basu, Jorge Cerdá, Kent Doi, Jay L Koyner, Azra Bihorac, Ladan Golestaneh, Anitha Vijayan, Mark D Okusa, Sarah Faubel
As advances in Critical Care Medicine continue, critically ill patients are surviving despite the severity of their illness. The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) has increased, and its impact on clinical outcomes as well as medical expenditures has been established. The role, indications and technological advancements of renal replacement therapy (RRT) have evolved, allowing more effective therapies with less complications. With these changes, Critical Care Nephrology has become an established specialty, and ongoing collaborations between critical care physicians and nephrologist have improved education of multi-disciplinary team members and patient care in the ICU...
December 3, 2016: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923091/association-between-learning-environment-interventions-and-medical-student-well-being-a-systematic-review
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Lauren T Wasson, Amberle Cusmano, Laura Meli, Irene Louh, Louise Falzon, Meghan Hampsey, Geoffrey Young, Jonathan Shaffer, Karina W Davidson
Importance: Concerns exist about the current quality of undergraduate medical education and its effect on students' well-being. Objective: To identify best practices for undergraduate medical education learning environment interventions that are associated with improved emotional well-being of students. Data Sources: Learning environment interventions were identified by searching the biomedical electronic databases Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and ERIC from database inception dates to October 2016...
December 6, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923012/using-mhealth-for-hiv-tb-treatment-support-in-lesotho-enhancing-patient-provider-communication-in-the-start-study
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Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Amrita Daftary, Katharine A Yuengling, Suzue Saito, Moeketsi Ntoane, Koen Frederix, Llang B Maama, Andrea A Howard
BACKGROUND: mHealth is a promising means of supporting adherence to treatment. The Start TB patients on ART and Retain on Treatment (START) study included real-time adherence support using short-text messaging service (SMS) text messaging and trained village health workers (VHWs). We describe the use and acceptability of mHealth by patients with HIV/tuberculosis and health care providers. METHODS: Patients and treatment supporters received automated, coded medication and appointment reminders at their preferred time and frequency, using their own phones, and $3...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922981/second-opinion-expert-pathology-in-endometrial-cancer-potential-clinical-implications
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Friederike Grevenkamp, Felix Kommoss, Friedrich Kommoss, Sigurd Lax, Falko Fend, Diethelm Wallwiener, Birgitt Schönfisch, Bernhard Krämer, Sara Y Brucker, Florin-Andrei Taran, Annette Staebler, Stefan Kommoss
OBJECTIVE: In cancer patients, the pathology report serves as an important basis for treatment. Therefore, a correct cancer diagnosis is crucial, and diagnostic discrepancies may be of clinical relevance. It was the aim of this study to perform a specialized histopathology review and to investigate potential clinical implications of expert second opinion pathology in endometrial cancer. METHODS: Patients treated for endometrial carcinoma at the Tübingen University Women's hospital between 2003 and 2013 were identified...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922839/safety-of-perioperative-glucocorticoids-in-elective-noncardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrew J Toner, Vyhunthan Ganeshanathan, Matthew T Chan, Kwok M Ho, Tomas B Corcoran
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoids are increasingly used perioperatively, principally to prevent nausea and vomiting. Safety concerns focus on the potential for hyperglycemia and increased infection. The authors hypothesized that glucocorticoids predispose to such adverse outcomes in a dose-dependent fashion after elective noncardiac surgery. METHODS: The authors conducted a systematic literature search of the major medical databases from their inception to April 2016...
December 6, 2016: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922750/pre-implementation-guidelines-for-infectious-disease-point-of-care-testing-in-medical-institutions
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Annemiek A van der Eijk, Andrei N Tintu, John P Hays
Infectious disease point-of-care test (ID-POCT) devices are becoming widely available, and in this respect, international quality standards and guidelines are available for consultation once ID-POCT has been implemented into medical institutions. However, specific guidelines for consultation during the initial pre-implementation decision-making process are currently lacking. Further, there exist pre-implementation issues specific to ID-POCT. Here we present pre-implementation guidelines for consultation when considering the implementation of ID-POCT in medical institutions...
December 6, 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922624/association-of-pain-social-support-and-socioeconomic-indicators-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-iran
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Z Khazaeipour, E Ahmadipour, V Rahimi-Movaghar, F Ahmadipour, A R Vaccaro, B Babakhani
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: Pain is a prevalent complication of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Our objective was to examine the association between social support, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial factors and pain to develop more effective management strategies. SETTING: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research (BASIR) Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: The Persian version of the Brief Pain Inventory was used to measure the pain, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support was used to measure social support through structured face-to-face interviews in SCI individuals...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922580/comparative-analysis-of-peri-operative-outcomes-using-nationally-derived-hospital-discharge-data-relative-to-a-prospective-multi-center-surgical-database-of-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Gregory W Poorman, Peter G Passias, Aaron J Buckland, Cyrus M Jalai, Michael Kelly, Daniel M Sciubba, Brian J Neuman, D Kojo Hamilton, Amit Jain, Bassel Diebo, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric O Klineberg
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of three prospectively collected databases. OBJECTIVE: compare peri-operative outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) surgeries in a surgeon-run (SR-ASD) and two national databases: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: has been learned on the treatment of ASD in the last decade with prospective multicenter collaborative research focusing on this specific condition...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922579/srs-22r-scores-in-non-operated-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-with-curves-greater-than-forty-degrees
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W Timothy Ward, Nicole A Friel, Tanya S Kenkre, Maria M Brooks, Joanne A Londino, James W Roach
STUDY DESIGN: Case control comparative series OBJECTIVE.: Describe surgical range adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients electing to forgo surgery and compare health related quality of life outcomes to a similar cohort of operated AIS patients by the same single surgeon. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No data have been published either documenting SRS-22r scores of non-operated patients with curves ≥ 40° or comparing these scores to a demographically similar operated cohort...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922515/fatigue-measures-in-noncancer-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-critical-review
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Claire Jungyoun Han, Margaret M Heitkemper, Monica E Jarrett
Fatigue is commonly reported by patients with noncancer gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as organic and functional GI disorders. This critical review was conducted to evaluate fatigue measures that have been used in these patients. A systematic search using six databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, CINAHL, ProQuest, and Cochrane Review) was conducted from January 2000 to June 2014, and evaluations and reviews of fatigue instruments were performed by two independent reviewers (author and medical librarian)...
November 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922506/coding-in-muscle-disease
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Lyell K Jones, John P Ney
Accurate coding is critically important for clinical practice and research. Ongoing changes to diagnostic and billing codes require the clinician to stay abreast of coding updates. Payment for health care services, data sets for health services research, and reporting for medical quality improvement all require accurate administrative coding. This article provides an overview of administrative coding for patients with muscle disease and includes a case-based review of diagnostic and Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding principles in patients with myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922474/embracing-a-nurse-driven-alcohol-withdrawal-protocol-through-quality-improvement
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John Barrett, Maria Jansen, April Cooper, Matthew Felbinger, Faith Waters
BACKGROUND: Alcohol withdrawal can lead to severe complications including seizures, delirium tremens, and death if not treated appropriately. Nurses are critical to the safety and outcomes of these patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this retrospective study was to determine if nursing education on a community hospital's alcohol withdrawal protocol led to improved nursing compliance. METHODS: This is a quality improvement project involving a two-part retrospective review-an initial needs assessment followed by nursing education and a subsequent posteducation retrospective review...
October 2016: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922462/fostering-evidence-based-quality-improvement-for-patient-centered-medical-homes-initiating-local-quality-councils-to-transform-primary-care
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Susan E Stockdale, Jessica Zuchowski, Lisa V Rubenstein, Negar Sapir, Elizabeth M Yano, Lisa Altman, Jacqueline J Fickel, Skye McDougall, Timothy Dresselhaus, Alison B Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Although the patient-centered medical home endorses quality improvement principles, methods for supporting ongoing, systematic primary care quality improvement have not been evaluated. We introduced primary care quality councils at six Veterans Health Administration sites as an organizational intervention with three key design elements: (a) fostering interdisciplinary quality improvement leadership, (b) establishing a structured quality improvement process, and (c) facilitating organizationally aligned frontline quality improvement innovation...
December 3, 2016: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922281/the-effect-of-recurrent-pulsed-dye-laser-treatments-in-rosacea-patients
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Mark Strand Do, Gunnar Bergqvist, Shane Griffith, Emma Bergqvist
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is common chronic skin condition and is known to have a negative impact on patient's quality of life. The use of pulsed dye laser treatment to improve quality of life is well documented in the literature. Prior work has emphasized a single series of laser treatments but we investigated the effect of recurrent pulsed dye laser treatment on patient's symptomalology and quality of life. METHODS: We designed an 8 question survey about patient's rosacea symptoms, prior treatments, effectiveness of prior treatments, benefit of the laser treatments, and number of laser treatments...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922167/cost-effectiveness-of-primarily-surgical-versus-primarily-conservative-treatment-of-acute-and-subacute-radiculopathies-due-to-intervertebral-disc-herniation-from-the-swiss-perspective
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Zanfina Ademi, Viktoria Gloy, Dominik Glinz, Heike Raatz, Joris Van Stiphout, Heiner C Bucher, Matthias Schwenkglenks
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To assess the cost-effectiveness of primarily surgical treatment (PST) versus primarily conservative treatment (PCT) in adults with intermediate severity, acute or subacute, lumbar radicular syndrome due to intervertebral disc herniation. METHODS: A decision analytic model from healthcare system and societal perspectives was used to compare outcomes and costs of PST with those of PCT (physiotherapy, epidural injection and medication). Treatment pathways and quality of life were obtained from published clinical trials...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922028/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-to-examine-the-effectiveness-of-lubiprostone-on-constipation-symptoms-and-colon-transit-time-in-diabetic-patients
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Jennifer Christie, Sagar Shroff, Nikrad Shahnavaz, Latoya A Carter, Melanie S Harrison, Karan A Dietz-Lindo, John Hanfelt, Shanthi Srinivasan
OBJECTIVES: Constipation is the most common GI symptom in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Importantly, patients with constipation have lower health-related quality of life than those without constipation. Effective therapies for constipation are limited and there is a paucity of data evaluating the treatment of constipation in diabetics. METHODS: Diabetic patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) as defined by Rome III criteria were recruited from outpatient clinics at a tertiary-care center and a Veterans Administration Hospital...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921413/short-time-efficiency-of-rhinophototherapy-in-management-of-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis-resistant-to-medical-therapy
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Soheila Alyasin, Seyed Hesamedin Nabavizadeh, Hamidreza Houshmand, Hossein Esmaeilzadeh, Sina Jelodar, Reza Amin
Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common health problems with a major effect on the quality of life. We intended to treat Allergic Rhinitis (AR) in patients who are either unresponsive to antihistamines or their job requires optimal alertness that may be disturbed by antihistamine's side effects and those who do not comply with the regular use. We tried short term phototherapy and evaluated its effect on AR. As phototherapy is effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) and the same allergens can produce both AD and AR, phototherapy is proposed as a new tool in the AR treatment...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921276/relationship-between-physician-adjudicated-adverse-events-and-patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-in-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial-nct01143402-of-patients-with-metastatic-uveal-melanoma
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Thomas M Atkinson, Jennifer L Hay, Alexander Shoushtari, Yuelin Li, Daniel J Paucar, Sloane C Smith, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Austin Doyle, Jeffrey A Sosman, Jorge Fernando Quevedo, Mohammed M Milhem, Anthony M Joshua, Gerald P Linette, Thomas F Gajewski, Jose Lutzky, David H Lawson, Christopher D Lao, Patrick J Flynn, Mark R Albertini, Takami Sato, Karl Lewis, Brian Marr, David H Abramson, Mark Andrew Dickson, Gary K Schwartz, Richard D Carvajal
PURPOSE: Clinical trials commonly use physician-adjudicated adverse event (AE) assessment via the common terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) for decision-making. Patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) data are becoming more frequent in oncology; however, the relationship between physician-adjudicated AE assessment and HRQoL is understudied. METHODS: Data from a phase II trial (clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT01143402) where patients with metastatic uveal melanoma were randomized to receive selumetinib, an oral MEK inhibitor, or chemotherapy were analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921130/-does-the-certification-according-to-endocert-lead-to-a%C3%A2-better-quality-of-treatment
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P Weber, A C Paulus, D Hallmen, A Steinbrück, F Schmidutz, V Jansson
BACKGROUND: Certification according to EndoCert in the field of arthroplasty in Germany aims at standardization of treatment and with this optimization of its quality. However, huge capital investment and efforts are necessary. There are currently more than 400 certified centres in Germany. Our Department of Orthopaedics at a German medical school was certified in the pilot phase. The aim of this study was to analyse whether there was a difference in the quality in the year after the certification...
December 5, 2016: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921046/weight-management-in-primary-care
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Susanne Maurer
BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges worldwide. It is not only a medical but also a philosophical, ecological, economic, sociocultural, and psychological problem as well as a severe consequence of our modern value definition to 'receive more and more'. Therefore, physicians are not able to treat obesity broadly and should not be used as tools to achieve certain weight goals. METHODS: This article presents an outline of conservative obesity therapy...
October 2016: Visceral Medicine
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