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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426541/transfer-between-hospitals-is-a-risk-situation-for-patients-after-lung-cancer-surgery
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Trine Oksholm, Tone Rustoen, Mirjam Ekstedt
BACKGROUND: Patients with lung cancer often undergo surgery shortly after diagnosis. Despite undergoing extensive operation, many patients are transferred to a local hospital a few days after surgery. Transitions between different levels of care are risky due to common medication and follow-up errors. OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to explore patients' experiences of transfer between hospitals after lung cancer surgery. The study aim was to improve the quality of transitional care...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425048/biopsy-targeting-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-versus-standard-neuronavigation-mri-in-glioma-a-prospective-double-blinded-evaluation-of-selection-benefits
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Vera C Keil, Bogdan Pintea, Gerrit H Gielen, Susanne Greschus, Rolf Fimmers, Jürgen Gieseke, Matthias Simon, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
Current biopsy planning based on contrast-enhanced T1W (CET1W) or FLAIR sequences frequently delivers biopsy samples that are not in concordance with the gross tumor diagnosis. This study investigates whether the quantitative information of transfer constant K(trans) maps derived from T1W dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can help enhance the quality of biopsy target selection in glioma. 28 patients with suspected glioma received MRI including DCE-MRI and a standard neuronavigation protocol of 3D FLAIR- and CET1W data sets (0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423856/improving-handovers-between-hospitals-and-primary-care-implementation-of-e-messages-and-the-importance-of-training
#3
Grete Netteland
The transfer of information and responsibility for care of a patient from one healthcare provider to another is referred to as a handover. While some handovers are effective and achieve high quality communication, others represent a barrier to continuity of care. To increase the patient safety, Norway decided to replace handovers with an electronic e-message system (EMS). This paper refers to a quantitative study of this implementation and examines the opinions of first-line leaders and nurses (N = 108) on how organisational factors were taken into account and how the implementation might be improved...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422380/comparing-the-long-acting-and-short-acting-forms-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-in-the-long-protocol-of-ivf-icsi-cycles-a-retrospective-study
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Liyan Duan, Shihua Bao, Kunming Li, Xiaoming Teng, Ling Hong, Xiaoyu Zhao
AIM: This study aimed to compare the efficacy of long- and short-acting gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist on clinical outcomes of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) long protocol cycles. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 478 patients were enrolled from October 2012 to November 2014. The pituitary downregulation result, serum hormone levels, gonadotropin (Gn) dose during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, and outcome of IVF/ICSI-embryo transfer were compared between the two groups...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421902/the-role-of-ovarian-reserve-markers-in-prediction-of-clinical-pregnancy
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Ali G Zebitay, Orkun Cetin, Fatma F Verit, Seda Keskin, M Nafi Sakar, Sercin Karahuseyinoglu, Gulsah Ilhan, Sezai Sahmay
To evaluate the role of ovarian reserve markers in the prediction of clinical pregnancy and embryo transfer accomplishment among poor responder IVF applicants. 304 female poor responder IVF applicants were included in this prospective cohort study conducted at the IVF-unit. Antral follicle count, FSH, LH, E2, AMH and IVF outcomes were compared in pregnant and non-pregnant groups as well as in ET vs. non-ET groups. The number of retrieved oocytes was significantly correlated positively with AMH and AFC, and negatively with FSH and age...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420688/can-a-partnership-between-general-practitioners-and-ambulance-services-reduce-conveyance-to-emergency-care
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Manuel Villarreal, Jonathan Leach, Kandala Ngianga-Bakwin, Jeremy Dale
BACKGROUND: Emergency services are facing increasing workload pressures, and new models of care are needed. We evaluate the impact of a service development involving a partnership between emergency ambulance crews and general practitioners (GPs) on reducing conveyance rates to the Hospital Emergency Department (ED). METHODS: The service model was implemented in the West Midlands of England. Call handlers identified patients with needs that could be addressed by a GP using locally agreed criteria...
April 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420503/age-is-a-major-prognosticator-in-extremely-low-oocyte-retrieval-cycles
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Yu-Ting Su, Pin-Yao Lin, Fu-Jen Huang, Fu-Tsai Kung, Yu-Ju Lin, Yi-Ru Tsai, Kuo-Chung Lan
OBJECTIVE: Clinical prognosis appears to be varied in females with poor ovarian response (POR), and poor responders defined by the Bologna criteria might not be sufficiently homogeneous. The aim of this study was to determine the major predictor of reproductive outcomes in extremely low oocyte retrieval cycles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of fresh in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles (n = 858) was analyzed from January 2001 to September 2014...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419206/short-term-preoperative-exercise-therapy-does-not-improve-long-term-outcome-after-lung-cancer-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study%C3%A2
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Wolfram Karenovics, Marc Licker, Christoph Ellenberger, Michel Christodoulou, John Diaper, Chetna Bhatia, John Robert, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Frédéric Triponez
OBJECTIVES: Poor aerobic fitness is a potential modifiable risk factor for long-term survival and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. This randomized trial evaluates the impact of adding rehabilitation (Rehab) with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) before lung cancer surgery to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness and improve long-term postoperative outcome. METHODS: Patients with operable lung cancer were randomly assigned to usual care (UC, n  = 77) or to intervention group (Rehab, n  = 74) that entailed HIIT that was implemented only preoperatively...
April 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419036/emerging-u-s-national-trends-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures
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Joshua B Holt, Natalie A Glass, Nicholas A Bedard, Stuart L Weinstein, Apurva S Shah
BACKGROUND: Understanding national trends in the treatment of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures will provide important insight into variations in regional treatment and identify areas for improving value and quality in care delivery in the U.S. METHODS: U.S. national trends in the treatment of supracondylar humeral fractures were evaluated through query of the Humana (2007 to 2014) and ING (2007 to 2011) administrative claims databases. Geographic variation and changes in surgical and transfer rates over time were further explored through the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) database (2006 to 2011)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418783/locoregional-flaps-for-oral-cavity-reconstruction-a-review-of-modern-options
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Urjeet A Patel, Gregory K Hartig, Matthew M Hanasono, Derrick T Lin, Jeremy D Richmon
Objective To review state-of-the-art modifications and advances in soft tissue local and regional flap reconstruction of the oral cavity and to determine the role these techniques play in current practice. Data Sources Review of the literature regarding oral cavity reconstruction. Review Methods The authors describe advances in locoregional reconstructive options and assimilate data from the literature that compare recent advances to the historic standards. Conclusions Modern advances in regional reconstruction of the oral cavity offer outstanding results and demonstrate potential advance over free tissue transfer...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417052/relationship-between-meiotic-spindles-visualization-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes-in-human-oocytes
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Elham Asa, Reza Tabatabaee, Ahmad Farrokhi, Reza Nejatbakhsh
In assisted reproductive techniques, the operator attempts to select morphologically best embryos to predict embryo viability. Development of polarized light microscope, which evaluates the oocytes' spindles according to birefringence of living cells, had been helpful in oocyte selection. The aim of this study is evaluating the relationship between meiotic spindles visualization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes in human oocytes. In this study, 264 oocytes from 24 patients with an average age of 30...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416417/in-vitro-evaluation-of-nasogastric-ng-tube-delivery-performance-of-esomeprazole-magnesium-delayed-release-capsules
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Alicia Hoover, Dajun Sun, Hong Wen, Wenlei Jiang, Minglei Cui, Xiaojian Jiang, David Keire, Changning Guo
Enteral feeding tubes are used to deliver food or drugs to patients that cannot swallow. To deliver delayed-release drugs that are formulated as enteric coated granules to these patients via feeding tubes requires that they be suspended in water prior to administration. Importantly, the suspension of enteric granules in water of varying pH can cause damage to the enteric coating and affect the bioavailability of the drug. Here, analytical methods for testing acid resistance stability and particle size distribution (PSD) of esomeprazole granules were utilized to monitor the integrity of the granule enteric coating after water pretreatment and delivery through an oral syringe and nasogastric (NG) tube...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415025/unusual-combination-of-femoral-head-dislocation-associated-acetabular-fracture-with-multipart-femoral-fractures-case-report
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Erdal Uzun, Ali Eray Günay, İbrahim Karaman
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic hip dislocation associated with femur intertrocanteric fracture is a rare and severe injury and it frequently occurs following a high energy trauma, Associated acetabular fractures with this injury are even more rare and potentially cause devastating consequences including avascular necrosis of the femoral head and subsequent early secondary osteoarthritis of the hip joint. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case report, we present a 20year old polytraumatized patient with traumatic hip dislocation associated with ipsilateral acetabulum fracture and simultaneous fractures of the ipsilateral femur...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408705/time-lapse-imaging-of-cleavage-divisions-in-embryo-quality-assessment
#14
Robert Milewski, Anna Maria Ajduk
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most important procedures for treating infertility. As several embryos are usually produced in a single IVF cycle, it is crucial to select only the most viable ones for transfer to the patient. Morphokinetics, i.e. analysis of the dynamics of cleavage divisions and processes such as compaction and cavitation, has provided both biologists and clinicians with a new set of data regarding embryonic behaviour during preimplantation development and its association with embryo quality...
April 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405807/management-and-outcomes-of-acute-surgical-patients-at-a-district-hospital-in-uganda-with-non-physician-emergency-clinicians
#15
Caleb Dresser, Usha Periyanayagam, Brad Dreifuss, Robert Wangoda, Julius Luyimbaazi, Mark Bisanzo
INTRODUCTION: Acute surgical care services in rural Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from human resource and systemic constraints. Developing emergency care systems and task sharing aspects of acute surgical care addresses many of these issues. This paper investigates the degree to which specialized non-physicians practicing in a dedicated Emergency Department contribute to the effective and efficient management of acute surgical patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of an electronic quality assurance database of patients presenting to an Emergency Department in rural Uganda staffed by non-physician clinicians trained in emergency care...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403238/mobile-genome-express-mge-a-comprehensive-automatic-genetic-analyses-pipeline-with-a-mobile-device
#16
Jun-Hee Yoon, Thomas W Kim, Pedro Mendez, David M Jablons, Il-Jin Kim
The development of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology allows to sequence whole exomes or genome. However, data analysis is still the biggest bottleneck for its wide implementation. Most laboratories still depend on manual procedures for data handling and analyses, which translates into a delay and decreased efficiency in the delivery of NGS results to doctors and patients. Thus, there is high demand for developing an automatic and an easy-to-use NGS data analyses system. We developed comprehensive, automatic genetic analyses controller named Mobile Genome Express (MGE) that works in smartphones or other mobile devices...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401728/developing-a-guideline-for-structured-content-and-process-in-mental-health-nursing-handover
#17
Darrin Cowan, Scott Brunero, Xiaoou Luo, Dean Bilton, Scott Lamont
The process of handover has received recent attention within Australian health care, as evidence linking patient safety with the quality of handover emerges. Such links between clinical handover and patient safety have been reported elsewhere in the literature, where it is posited that the safe care of patients relies not only on the expertise and judgment of individual clinicians, teamwork, and effective management, but hinges to a large extent on the quality of information transferred from team to team. The present qualitative, descriptive study used participant observations, focus groups, and interviews to investigate the nursing handover in two acute mental health inpatient units in New South Wales, Australia...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398589/reducing-the-incidence-of-pressure-ulcers-in-critical-care-units-a-4-year-quality-improvement
#18
Annette Richardson, Joanna Peart, Stephen E Wright, Iain J McCullagh
Quality problem: Critical care patients often have several risk factors for pressure ulceration and implementing prevention interventions have been shown to decrease risk. Initial assessment: We identified a high incidence of pressure ulcers in the four adult critical care units in our organization. Therefore, avoiding pressure ulceration was an important quality priority. Choice of solution: We undertook a quality improvement programme aimed at reducing the incidence of pressure ulceration using an evidence-based bundle approach...
April 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398491/pregnancy-and-neonatal-outcomes-following-letrozole-use-in-frozen-thawed-single-embryo-transfer-cycles
#19
T Tatsumi, S C Jwa, A Kuwahara, M Irahara, T Kubota, H Saito
STUDY QUESTION: Are pregnancy and neonatal outcomes following letrozole use comparable with natural and HRT cycles in patients undergoing single frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Letrozole use was significantly associated with higher rates of clinical pregnancy, clinical pregnancy with fetal heart beat and live birth, and with a lower rate of miscarriage, compared with natural and HRT cycles. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Letrozole is the most commonly used aromatase inhibitor for mild ovarian stimulation in ART...
April 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398477/elective-embryo-transfers-on-day-6-reduce-implantation-compared-with-transfers-on-day-5
#20
V Poulsen, H J Ingerslev, K Kirkegaard
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a difference in pregnancy rates between embryos transferred electively on Day 5 and Day 6, respectively? SUMMARY ANSWER: The chance of pregnancy is significantly reduced (odds ratio (OR): 0.34; 95% CI 0.22-0.52) if transfer is performed on Day 6 compared with Day 5. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Several studies report that Day 5 transfers have higher implantation rates (IRs) when compared with Day 6 transfers. These studies were based on non-elective Day 6 transfers, where transfers on Day 6 were performed with developmentally delayed embryos...
April 7, 2017: Human Reproduction
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