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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639597/evaluation-of-75-g-glucose-load-in-non-fasting-state-diabetes-in-pregnancy-study-group-of-india-dipsi-criteria-as-a-diagnostic-test-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Reva Tripathi, Divya Verma, Vinod Kumar Gupta, Shakun Tyagi, M Kalaivani, Siddarth Ramji, Y M Mala
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: There is no consensus regarding optimal standard for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In this study, use of 75 g glucose load in non-fasting state [Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of India (DIPSI) criteria] as a diagnostic test for GDM in pregnant women was compared with different oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTTs). METHODS: This prospective study included 936 pregnant women, who underwent plasma glucose evaluation two hours after the challenge of 75 g glucose load irrespective of the timing of last meal (DIPSI criteria for GDM)...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616682/evidence-responsiveness-and-the-ongoing-autonomy-of-treatment-preferences
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Steven Weimer
To be an autonomous agent is to determine one's own path in life. However, this cannot plausibly be seen as a one-off affair. An autonomous agent does not merely set herself on a particular course and then lock the steering wheel in place, so to speak, but must maintain some form of ongoing control over her direction in life-must keep her eyes on the road and her hands on the wheel. Circumstances often change in important and unexpected ways, after all, and it is reasonable to think that a crucial part of autonomy consists of the ability and disposition to recognize and properly respond to such changes...
June 14, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611398/derivation-and-validation-of-a-mortality-risk-score-for-severe-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-china
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Jun Qiu, Xiulan Lu, Xiao Liu, Ping Zang, Wenjiao Zhao, Pingping Liu, Zhenghui Xiao
Outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) have increased recently, as has the case fatality rate in severe cases. No scoring system currently exists to predict mortality risk for severe HFMD in previous study. We retrospectively collected laboratory parameters for 546 patients with severe HFMD (a derivation and a validation cohort) at Hunan Children's Hospitals between January 2012 and December 2014. We developed a mortality risk score comprising four laboratory parameters: blood glucose (GLU), white blood cells (WBC), lactate (LAC), and N-terminal-probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596445/development-of-a-new-care-model-for-hospitalized-children-with-medical-complexity
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Christine M White, Joanna E Thomson, Angela M Statile, Katherine A Auger, Ndidi Unaka, Matthew Carroll, Karen Tucker, Derek Fletcher, David E Hall, Jeffrey M Simmons, Patrick W Brady
Children with medical complexity are a rapidly growing inpatient population with frequent, lengthy, and costly hospitalizations. During hospitalization, these patients require care coordination among multiple subspecialties and their outpatient medical homes. At a large freestanding children's hospital, a new inpatient model of care was developed in an effort to consistently provide coordinated, family-centered, and efficient care. In addition to expanding the multidisciplinary team to include a pharmacist, dietician, and social worker, the team redesign included: (1) medication reconciliation rounds, (2) care coordination rounds, and (3) multidisciplinary weekly handoff with outpatient providers...
June 8, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576543/pycnodysostosis-at-otorhinolaryngology
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Tekin Baglam, Adem Binnetoglu, Muhammet Fatih Topuz, Nilay Baş Ikizoglu, Refika Ersu, Serap Turan, Murat Sarı
AIM: Pycnodysostosis is a rare autosomal, recessive, skeletal dysplasia caused by a mutation in the cathepsin k gene. Pycnodysostosis is characterized by short stature, characteristic facial appearance (delayed closure of fontanelles and cranial sutures, mandibular hypoplasia and angle disorder, blue sclera), and acroosteolysis of the distal phalanges. Our aim was to describe the otorhinolaryngologic findings, differential diagnoses, various treatment options, and followup in eight cases of pycnodysostosis...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570092/the-effect-of-physical-exercise-after-a-concussion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Avtar Lal, Stephanie A Kolakowsky-Hayner, Jamshid Ghajar, Maya Balamane
BACKGROUND: Data evaluating the role of exercise in patients with a concussion are contradictory. Studies have reported improvement in the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS) score, whereas others showed no effect on the PCSS score. PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the role of physical exercise on different outcomes in patients with a concussion. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A search of 5 databases from the earliest available date to September 30, 2016, and a hand search of a few articles were performed...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549752/inter-rater-variability-in-motor-function-assessment-in-parkinson-s-disease-between-experts-in-movement-disorders-and-nurses-specialising-in-pd-management
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T de Deus Fonticoba, D Santos García, M Macías Arribí
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: In clinical practice, assessing patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex, time-consuming task. Our purpose is to provide a rigorous and objective evaluation of how motor function in PD patients is assessed by neurologists specialising in movement disorders, on the one hand, and by nurses specialising in PD management, on the other. METHODS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, single-centre study of 50 patients with PD (52% men; mean age: 64...
May 23, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537818/adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-with-cancer-perceptions-of-care
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Kayla N LaRosa, Marilyn Stern, Jennifer Bleck, Courtney Lynn, Janella Hudson, Damon R Reed, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Kristine A Donovan
BACKGROUND: Adolescent and young adults with cancer (AYACs) face unique medical, psychosocial, and supportive care needs. The purpose of this study was to identify AYACs perceptions and expectations of cancer care services on and off treatment. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 23 AYACs aged 19-38 years (13 on and 10 off treatment), who were receiving care at a comprehensive cancer center. Verbatim transcripts were created from audiotaped interviews and hand coded using inductive content analysis methodology...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533209/rationale-and-design-of-a-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intracoronary-infusion-of-allogeneic-human-cardiac-stem-cells-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-left-ventricular-dysfunction-the-randomized-multicenter-double-blind
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Ricardo Sanz-Ruiz, Ana Casado Plasencia, Luis R Borlado, María Eugenia Fernández-Santos, Reem Al-Daccak, Piet Claus, Itziar Palacios, Rafael Sádaba, Dominique Charron, Jan Bogaert, Miguel Mulet, Raquel Yotti, Inmaculada Gilaberte, Antonio Bernad, Javier Bermejo, Stefan Janssens, Francisco Fernández-Avilés
Rationale: Stem cell therapy has increased the therapeutic armamentarium in the fight against ischemic heart disease and heart failure (HF). The administration of exogenous stem cells has been investigated in patients suffering an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with the final aim of salvaging jeopardized myocardium and preventing left ventricular adverse remodeling and functional deterioration. However, phase I and II clinical trials with autologous and "first-generation" stem cells have yielded inconsistent benefits and mixed results...
May 22, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528021/multicystic-peritoneal-mesothelioma-a-short-review
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Chi-Hao Zhang, Ji-Wei Yu, Meng Luo
Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MCPM) is a rare neoplasm, predominantly affecting female patients during their reproductive years. The lesion is usually distributed diffusely in the abdomen and pelvis, but the peritoneum of the pelvic organs is the most common site. MCPM is composed of fluid-filled translucent cysts, connected by varying amounts of fibrous tissue, and lined by a layer of mesothelial cells. Because of the rarity of this disease, the pathogenesis and natural history of MCPM remain poorly understood and continuously debated...
March 31, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509715/epidemic-of-isothiazolinone-allergy-in-north-america-prevalence-data-from-the-north-american-contact-dermatitis-group-2013-2014
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Matthew J Zirwas, Dathan Hamann, Erin M Warshaw, Howard I Maibach, James S Taylor, Denis Sasseville, Joel G DeKoven, Anthony F Fransway, C G Toby Mathias, Kathryn A Zug, Vincent A DeLeo, Joseph F Fowler, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Donald V Belsito
BACKGROUND: Preservative sensitivity patterns evolve with changing use patterns in products. During the last decade, the use of methylisothiazolinone (MI) at higher concentrations in both leave-on and rinse-off products has significantly increased. This is the first North American Contact Dermatitis Group reporting cycle that includes both methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)/MI and MI data. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of isothiazolinone allergy (MCI/MI and MI) in the North American Contact Dermatitis Group patch-test population from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014...
May 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507470/evaluating-the-relationship-of-blood-pressure-plasma-angiotensin-peptides-and-aldosterone-with-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Selçuk Sen, Nermin Gürel, Baran Ufuktepe, Zeynep Günes Özünal, Çagla Büyüklü, Yagiz Üresin
Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) plays an important role in the development of hypertension. On the other hand, hypertension is a well-known and independent risk factor for cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship of blood pressure control, plasma angiotensin peptides and aldosterone with cognitive functions. Forty-one patients who were under treatment with the same antihypertensive medications for at least three months were included in the study. Plasma angiotensin II, angiotensin 1-7, angiotensin IV, and aldosterone concentrations were analyzed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501580/can-the-acute-mri-features-reflect-neurological-prognosis-in-patients-with-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Akinobu Matsushita, Takeshi Maeda, Eiji Mori, Itaru Yuge, Osamu Kawano, Takayoshi Ueta, Keiichiro Shiba
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Several prognostic studies looked for an association between the degree of SCI, as depicted by primary MRI within 72 hours of injury, and neurologic outcome.It was not clearly demonstrated whether the MRI at any time is to correlate with neurological prognosis. PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the acute MRI features and neurological prognosis, especially walking ability of patients with cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI)...
May 10, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499344/the-responsiveness-and-minimal-important-change-mic-of-the-western-ontario-shoulder-instability-index-wosi-and-oxford-shoulder-instability-score-osis
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Just A van der Linde, Derk A van Kampen, Loes W A H van Beers, Derek F P van Deurzen, Daniël B F Saris, Caroline B Terwee
Study Design A prospective cohort study. Background Patient Reported Outcome Measurements (PROMs) are widely used to evaluate functional limitations. Considering PROMs for shoulder instability, information is lacking with regard to what constitutes a relevant change from baseline scores. Objectives To evaluate the responsiveness of the Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index (WOSI) and the Oxford Shoulder Instability Score (OSIS) and estimate their Minimal Important Change (MIC). Methods 105 consecutive patients with shoulder instability completed five PROMs at baseline and at 6-months follow-up...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496293/the-effect-of-dopaminergic-medication-on-joint-kinematics-during-haptic-movements-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Kuan-Yi Li, Pei-Yi Chu, Kristen A Pickett
This study examined whether altered joint angular motion during haptic exploration could account for a decline in haptic sensitivity in individuals with PD by analyzing joint position data during haptic exploration of a curved contour. Each participant's hand was passively moved by a robotic arm along the edges of a virtual box (5 cm × 15 cm) with a curved left wall. After each trial, participants indicated whether the contour was curved or straight. Visual, auditory, and tactile cues were occluded, and an electrogoniometer recorded shoulder and elbow joint angles during each trial...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488507/how-to-assist-patients-with-sit-stand-transfers
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Janice Taylor
Rationale and key points This article discusses optimal methods for assisting patients with sit-stand transfers where moving-and-handling equipment is not required. The article explains the importance of effective mobility care in optimising patients' rehabilitation and enhancing their independence. » The term 'assistance' is used in this article to refer to the support nurses can provide to patients during sit-stand transfers, but excludes manual assistance. Nurses should attempt various 'hands-off' mobility-enhancing strategies to assist the patient, such as the use of verbal, visual or light manual cues...
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484860/anatomic-study-of-the-first-extensor-compartment-and-the-relationship-between-the-extensor-tendon-width-and-its-distal-insertion
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Shiro Sugiura, Yusuke Matsuura, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Satoru Nishikawa, Takeshi Toyooka, Chisato Mori, Takane Suzuki
INTRODUCTION: The extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) tendon normally inserts into the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb. However, a distal insertion of the EPB tendon into the thumb interphalangeal joint has been reported in refractory cases of de Quervain's disease. We hypothesized that the EPB tendon is wider beyond the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint in patients with extended EPB. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the extensor tendon width and the point of distal insertion of the EPB tendon...
May 8, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483276/effectiveness-of-finger-marker-for-maintaining-the-correct-compression-point-during-paediatric-resuscitation-a-simulation-study
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Jae Yun Jung, Young Ho Kwak, Hyuksool Kwon, Yoo Jin Choi, Do Kyun Kim, Hee Chan Kim, Jung Chan Lee, Ji Heum Park, Hyungsoo Lim
OBJECTIVE: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a significant factor for increasing the survival rate of paediatric patients. This study is to investigate the effectiveness of finger-marker stickers for maintaining the correct compression point during simulated infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: This crossover simulation study was conducted with 40 emergency physicians and paramedics at emergency departments of 2 tertiary hospitals. We used a remodeled infant CPR manikin developed to measure CPR quality indicators...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480195/alpha-interferon-treatment-in-hepatitis-b
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Aaron Shu Jeng Woo, Raymond Kwok, Taufique Ahmed
Pegylated interferon-α (PEG-IFN-α) is a first line option in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Compared with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs), therapy with PEG-IFN-α has the advantages of finite treatment duration and higher rates of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) seroconversion, but the disadvantage of greater adverse effects. Choosing PEG-IFN-α requires careful evaluation of the likelihood of achieving a sustained off-treatment response. Sustained off-treatment response with PEG-IFN-α can be predicted by baseline factors in HBeAg positive disease...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469889/a-quality-improvement-approach-to-standardization-and-sustainability-of-the-hand-off-process
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Craig Fryman, Carine Hamo, Siddharth Raghavan, Nirvani Goolsarran
There is mounting evidence that communication and hand-off failures are a root cause of two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals. Several studies have shown that non-standardized hand-offs have yielded poor patient outcomes and adverse events. At Stony Brook University Hospital, there were numerous reported adverse events related to poor hand-off during the transfer of patient responsibility from one resident caregiver to the next. A resident-conducted root cause analysis identified lack of a standardized hand-off process and formal training on safe and efficient hand-off among caregivers as key contributing factors...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
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