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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944604/the-social-practice-of-medical-guanxi-personal-connections-and-patient-physician-trust-in-china-an-anthropological-and-ethical-tsudy
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Xiang Zou, Yu Cheng, Jing-Bao Nie
In China's healthcare sector, a popular and socio-culturally distinctive phenomenon known as guanxi jiuyi (medical guanxi), whereby patients draw on their guanxi (personal connections) with physicians when seeking healthcare, is thriving. Integrating anthropological investigation with normative inquiry, this paper examines medical guanxi through the lens of patient-physician trust and mistrust. The first-hand empirical data acquired - on the lived experiences and perspectives of both patients and physicians - is based on six months' fieldwork carried out in a county hospital in Guangdong, southern China, which included in-depth interviews with 20 patients and 20 medical professionals...
September 25, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943168/healthcare-workers-knowledge-and-perceptions-of-the-risks-associated-with-emerging-extensively-drug-resistant-bacteria
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C Celeste, S Jolivet, M Bonneton, C Brun-Buisson, C Jansen
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines have been issued in 2010 to prevent the spread of emerging extensively resistant bacteria (eXDR), but their implementation is difficult. We aimed to evaluate healthcare workers' (HCW) knowledge and their risk perception to identify barriers to the implementation of guidelines. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted at a University Hospital, where case patients are regularly admitted. The interviews focused on HCW's knowledge, risk perception, and challenges met...
September 21, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942907/a-guide-to-inpatient-cancer-rehabilitation-focusing-on-patient-selection-and-evidence-based-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jack B Fu, Vishwa S Raj, Ying Guo
Cancer inpatients commonly suffer from impairments that can prohibit safe discharge home from the acute care inpatient medical service and thus require transfer to a postacute inpatient rehabilitation facility. It has been demonstrated in multiple studies that cancer rehabilitation inpatients are able to make statistically significant functional improvements and at a similar pace as their noncancer counterparts. Medical fragility and reimbursement regulations are concerns that affect acceptance and triage of cancer rehabilitation inpatients...
September 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942776/clinician-perspectives-on-the-management-of-abnormal-subcritical-tests-in-an-urban-academic-safety-net-health-care-system
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Cassidy Clarity, Urmimala Sarkar, Jonathan Lee, Margaret A Handley, L Elizabeth Goldman
BACKGROUND: Missed or delayed follow-up of abnormal subcritical tests (tests that do not require immediate medical attention) can lead to poor patient outcomes. Safety-net health systems with limited resources and socially complex patients are vulnerable to safety gaps resulting from delayed management. Clinician perspectives to identify system challenges, vulnerable situations, and potential solutions were sought in focus groups. METHODS: Five semistructured focus groups were conducted in 2015 with purposefully sampled clinicians from radiology, hospital medicine, emergency medicine, risk management, and ambulatory care from an urban, academic, integrated, safety-net health system...
October 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942764/ocular-manifestations-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Matthew Santos, R Jeffrey Hofmann
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) incurs a host of systemic side effects. The eyes are particularly susceptible to both mechanical and vascular sequelae of the disease. This paper outlines the ocular manifestations of sleep apnea. The authors hope to increase awareness of the ocular complications of this common disorder and increase communication and co-management between eye-care providers and sleep specialists alike. METHODS: Data were collected from PubMed and the Brown University Library Collection...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939279/patient-safety-incidents-during-interhospital-transport-of-patients-a-prospective-analysis
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Cathelijne Lyphout, Jochen Bergs, Willem Stockman, Koen Deschilder, Christophe Duchatelet, Didier Desruelles, Koen Bronselaer
INTRODUCTION: Interhospital transport of critically ill patients is at risk of complications. The objective of the study was to prospectively record patient safety incidents that occurred during interhospital transports and to determine their risk factors. METHODS: We prospectively collected data during a fifteen-month period in 2 hospitals. Patient and transport characteristics were collected using a specifically designed tool. Patient safety incidents were appraised for health-care associated harm, and categorized as technical, operational, and communication problems...
September 19, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939018/a-comprehensive-review-of-the-fda-approved-labels-of-diabetes-drugs-indications-safety-and-emerging-cardiovascular-safety-data
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Evgenia Gourgari, Vanita R Aroda, Erin E Wilhelm, Hamid Hassanzadeh, Ira Shoulson
AIMS: FDA-approved drug labels are an important source of information for clinicians who prescribe medications for treatment of diabetes. We reviewed drug labels to (1) understand the landscape of classes of medications approved for type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), (2) explore the indications and safety information and (3) examine their cardiovascular safety. METHODS: We searched four public references and reviewed all FDA-approved labels for "indication and usage," "adverse effects," "warnings and precautions," and "cardiovascular outcomes" from October 1982 to July 2016...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938744/an-improved-ivm-method-for-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-from-small-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-patients-enhances-oocyte-competence-and-embryo-yield
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F Sánchez, F Lolicato, S Romero, M De Vos, H Van Ranst, G Verheyen, E Anckaert, J E J Smitz
STUDY QUESTION: Are meiotic and developmental competence of human oocytes from small (2-8 mm) antral follicles improved by applying an optimized IVM method involving a prematuration step in presence of C-Type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) followed by a maturation step in presence of FSH and Amphiregulin (AREG)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A strategy involving prematuration culture (PMC) in the presence of CNP followed by IVM using FSH + AREG increases oocyte maturation potential leading to a higher availability of Day 3 embryos and good-quality blastocysts for single embryo transfer...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938303/optimizing-education-in-difficult-airway-management-meeting-the-challenge
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Sheila N Myatra, Rupali S Kalkundre, Jigeeshu V Divatia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The last 2 decades have seen a vast change in the science and technology of airway management. As a result, there is an increasing need to equip anesthesiologists with the new knowledge and skills for the safe management of a difficult airway. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to knowledge and expertise, human factors and nontechnical skills (NTS), including situational awareness, communication and team work, play an important role during difficult airway management and contribute to the outcome...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937016/impact-of-usage-of-personal-music-systems-on-oto-acoustic-emissions-among-medical-students
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Prasanth G Narahari, Jayashree Bhat, Arivudai Nambi, Anshul Arora
BACKGROUND: Intact hearing is essential for medical students and physicians for communicating with patients and appreciating internal sounds with a stethoscope. With the increased use of (PMSs), they are exposed to high sound levels and are at a risk of developing hearing loss. The effect of long term personal music system (PMS) usage on auditory sensitivity has been well established. Our study has reported the immediate and short term effect of PMS usage on hearing especially among medical professionals...
September 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936736/pathological-effects-of-exosomes-in-mediating-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Esam S B Salem, Guo-Chang Fan
Diabetic subjects are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which accounts for 60-80% of diabetes-related mortality. Atherosclerosis is still considered as a leading cause of heart failure in diabetic patients, but it could also be an intrinsic and long-term effect of contractile cardiac cells malfunction, known as diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). Pathologically, this cardiac dysfunction is manifested by inflammation, apoptosis, fibrosis, hypertrophy and altered cardiomyocytes metabolism. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of DCM pathophysiology are not clearly understood...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936543/us-li-rads-ultrasound-liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-for-screening-and-surveillance-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Tara A Morgan, Katherine E Maturen, Nirvikar Dahiya, Maryellen R M Sun, Aya Kamaya
Ultrasound is the most widely used imaging tool for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening and surveillance. Until now, this method has lacked standardized guidelines for interpretation, reporting, and management recommendations [1-5]. To address this need, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has developed the Ultrasound Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (US LI-RADS) algorithm. The proposed algorithm has two components: detection scores and visualization scores. The detection score guides management and has three categories: US-1 Negative, US-2 Subthreshold, and US-3 Positive...
September 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936194/the-siesta-habit-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-rupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms
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Huibin Kang, Xin Feng, Baorui Zhang, Erkang Guo, Luyao Wang, Zenghui Qian, Peng Liu, Xiaolong Wen, Wenjuan Xu, Youxiang Li, Chuhan Jiang, Zhongxue Wu, Hongbing Zhang, Aihua Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have examined an association between the siesta habit and hypertension, as well as coronary heart disease. However, the relationship between a siesta and the risk of rupture of an intracranial aneurysm (IA) has not yet been established. We aimed to investigate the effects of a siesta on the risk of rupture of IAs. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients diagnosed with IAs at our hospital between January 2016 and December 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935360/when-guidelines-conflict-a-case-study-of-mammography-screening-initiation-in-the-1990s
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Mireille Jacobson, Srikanth Kadiyala
BACKGROUND: Cancer screening guidelines communicate important information to patients and physicians regarding the costs and benefits of screening. Currently, guideline recommendations from major organizations conflict regarding the age of mammography screening initiation. To understand current and future U.S. mammography screening patterns we study age-mammography patterns from the 1990s, another period of conflicting guideline recommendations. METHODS: We examine mammography use rates by single year of age to understand compliance with guideline-recommended initiation ages in the 1990s...
September 18, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933055/safety-concerns-reported-by-patients-identified-in-a-collaborative-signal-detection-workshop-using-vigibase-results-and-reflections-from-lareb-and-uppsala-monitoring-centre
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Sarah Watson, Rebecca E Chandler, Henric Taavola, Linda Härmark, Birgitta Grundmark, Alem Zekarias, Kristina Star, Florence van Hunsel
INTRODUCTION: Patient reporting in pharmacovigilance is important and contributes to signal detection. However, descriptions of methodologies for using patient reports in signal detection are scarce, and published experiences of how patient reports are used in pharmacovigilance are limited to a few individual countries. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to explore the contribution of patient reports to global signal detection in VigiBase. METHODS: Data were retrieved from VigiBase in September 2016...
September 20, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931501/cancer-predisposition-cascade-screening-for-hereditary-breast-ovarian-cancer-and-lynch-syndromes-in-switzerland-study-protocol
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Maria C Katapodi, Valeria Viassolo, Maria Caiata-Zufferey, Christos Nikolaidis, Rosmarie Bührer-Landolt, Nicole Buerki, Rossella Graffeo, Henrik Csaba Horváth, Christian Kurzeder, Manuela Rabaglio, Michael Scharfe, Corinne Urech, Tobias E Erlanger, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Karl Heinimann, Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz, Olivia Pagani, Pierre O Chappuis
BACKGROUND: Breast, colorectal, ovarian, and endometrial cancers constitute approximately 30% of newly diagnosed cancer cases in Switzerland, affecting more than 12,000 individuals annually. Hundreds of these patients are likely to carry germline pathogenic variants associated with hereditary breast ovarian cancer (HBOC) or Lynch syndrome (LS). Genetic services (counseling and testing) for hereditary susceptibility to cancer can prevent many cancer diagnoses and deaths through early identification and risk management...
September 20, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931491/global-regional-and-national-burden-of-neurological-disorders-during-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Comparable data on the global and country-specific burden of neurological disorders and their trends are crucial for health-care planning and resource allocation. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study provides such information but does not routinely aggregate results that are of interest to clinicians specialising in neurological conditions. In this systematic analysis, we quantified the global disease burden due to neurological disorders in 2015 and its relationship with country development level...
September 15, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931251/managing-arterial-injury-in-endoscopic-skull-base-surgery-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alicia Del Carmen Becerra Romero, Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Evan D Bander, Yves Pierre Gobin, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The most feared complications following endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery are arterial vascular injuries. Previously published literature is restricted to internal carotid artery injuries. The ideal method for controlling arterial bleeding during this kind of procedure is debated, and a variety of techniques have been advocated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management and outcome following intraoperative arterial injury during endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929392/preventing-early-bouncebacks-to-the-neurointensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-analysis-and-quality-improvement-pilot
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David G Coughlin, Monisha A Kumar, Neha N Patel, Rebecca L Hoffman, Scott E Kasner
BACKGROUND: Early unplanned readmissions of "bouncebacks" to intensive care units are a healthcare quality metric and result in higher mortality and greater cost. Few studies have examined bouncebacks to the neurointensive care unit (neuro-ICU), and we sought to design and implement a quality improvement pilot to reduce that rate. METHODS: First, we performed a retrospective chart review of 504 transfers to identify potential bounceback risk factors. Risk factors were assessed on the day of transfer by the transferring physician identifying patients as "high risk" or "low risk" for bounceback...
September 19, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928745/chronic-inflammation-in-immune-aging-role-of-pattern-recognition-receptor-crosstalk-with-the-telomere-complex
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REVIEW
Shyam Sushama Jose, Kamila Bendickova, Tomas Kepak, Zdenka Krenova, Jan Fric
Age-related decline in immunity is characterized by stem cell exhaustion, telomere shortening, and disruption of cell-to-cell communication, leading to increased patient risk of disease. Recent data have demonstrated that chronic inflammation exerts a strong influence on immune aging and is closely correlated with telomere length in a range of major pathologies. The current review discusses the impact of inflammation on immune aging, the likely molecular mediators of this process, and the various disease states that have been linked with immunosenescence...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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