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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428892/a-comparison-of-earlier-and-enhanced-rehabilitation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-critical-care-compared-to-standard-care-rehab-study-protocol-for-a-single-site-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Catherine Snelson, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, David Thickett, Emma Reeves, Aisling McLaughlin, Lauren Cooper, David McWilliams
BACKGROUND: Mortality from critical illness is improving, but survivors suffer from prolonged weakness and psychological and cognitive impairments. Maximising the recovery after critical illness has been highlighted as a research priority, especially in relation to an ageing population who present with higher rates of pre-morbid disability. Small studies have shown that starting rehabilitation early within the intensive care unit (ICU) improves short-term outcomes. Systematic reviews have highlighted the need for robust multicentre randomised controlled trials with longer term follow-up...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420605/scalable-passive-sleep-monitoring-using-mobile-phones-opportunities-and-obstacles
#2
Sohrab Saeb, Thaddeus R Cybulski, Konrad P Kording, David C Mohr
BACKGROUND: Sleep is a critical aspect of people's well-being and as such assessing sleep is an important indicator of a person's health. Traditional methods of sleep assessment are either time- and resource-intensive or suffer from self-reporting biases. Recently, researchers have started to use mobile phones to passively assess sleep in individuals' daily lives. However, this work remains in its early stages, having only examined relatively small and homogeneous populations in carefully controlled contexts...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420158/intelligent-medical-garments-with-graphene-functionalized-smart-cloth-ecg-sensors
#3
Murat Kaya Yapici, Tamador Elboshra Alkhidir
Biopotential signals are recorded mostly by using sticky, pre-gelled electrodes, which are not ideal for wearable, point-of-care monitoring where the usability of the personalized medical device depends critically on the level of comfort and wearability of the electrodes. We report a fully-wearable medical garment for mobile monitoring of cardiac biopotentials from the wrists or the neck with minimum restriction to regular clothing habits. The wearable prototype is based on elastic bands with graphene functionalized, textile electrodes and battery-powered, low-cost electronics for signal acquisition and wireless transmission...
April 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416042/earthquakes-fuel-crisis-power-outages-and-health-care-in-nepal-implications-for-the-future
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Bipin Adhikari, Shiva Raj Mishra, Sujan Babu Marahatta, Nils Kaehler, Kumar Paudel, Janak Adhikari, Shristi Raut
Earthquakes are a major natural calamity with pervasive effects on human life and nature. Similar effects are mimicked by man-made disasters such as fuel crises and power outages in developing countries. Natural and man-made disasters can cause intangible human suffering and often leave scars of lifelong psychosocial damage. Lessons from these disasters are frequently not implemented. The main objective of this study was to review the effects of the 2015 earthquakes, fuel crisis, and power outages on the health services of Nepal and formulate recommendations for the future...
April 18, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414165/recognising-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-during-emergency-calls-increases-bystander-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-survival
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Søren Viereck, Thea Palsgaard Møller, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Josefine Stokholm Bækgaard, Andreas Claesson, Jacob Hollenberg, Fredrik Folke, Freddy K Lippert
BACKGROUND: Initiation of early bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) depends on bystanders' or medical dispatchers' recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The primary aim of our study was to investigate if OHCA recognition during the emergency call was associated with bystander CPR, return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), and 30-day survival. Our secondary aim was to identify patient-, setting-, and dispatcher-related predictors of OHCA recognition. METHODS: We performed an observational study of all OHCA patients' emergency calls in the Capital Region of Denmark from 01/01/2013-31/12/2013...
April 14, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413683/obtaining-accurate-glucose-measurements-from-wild-animals-under-field-conditions-comparing-a-hand-held-glucometer-with-a-standard-laboratory-technique-in-grey-seals
#6
Kimberley A Bennett, Lucy M Turner, Sebastian Millward, Simon E W Moss, Ailsa J Hall
Glucose is an important metabolic fuel and circulating levels are tightly regulated in most mammals, but can drop when body fuel reserves become critically low. Glucose is mobilized rapidly from liver and muscle during stress in response to increased circulating cortisol. Blood glucose levels can thus be of value in conservation as an indicator of nutritional status and may be a useful, rapid assessment marker for acute or chronic stress. However, seals show unusual glucose regulation: circulating levels are high and insulin sensitivity is limited...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404468/assessing-the-impact-of-a-program-for-late-surgical-intervention-in-early-blind-children
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A Kalia, T Gandhi, G Chatterjee, P Swami, H Dhillon, S Bi, N Chauhan, S D Gupta, P Sharma, S Sood, S Ganesh, U Mathur, P Sinha
OBJECTIVE: Many blind children in the developing world are unable to obtain timely treatment due to lack of financial and medical resources. Can public health programs that identify and treat such children several years after the onset of blindness enhance their quality of life? The notion that visual development is subject to an early 'critical period' argues against this possibility. However, there are inadequate empirical data from humans on this issue. To address this need, we examined the quality of life of children living in India and who were treated for early-onset blindness (before one year of age), due to cataracts or corneal opacities...
February 1, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401123/setting-an-implementation-research-agenda-for-canadian-investments-in-global-maternal-newborn-child-and-adolescent-health-a-research-prioritization-exercise
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Renee Sharma, Matthew Buccioni, Michelle F Gaffey, Omair Mansoor, Helen Scott, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Improving global maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (MNCAH) is a top development priority in Canada, as shown by the $6.35 billion in pledges toward the Muskoka Initiative since 2010. To guide Canadian research investments, we aimed to systematically identify a set of implementation research priorities for MNCAH in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: We adapted the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative method. We scanned the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative literature and extracted research questions pertaining to delivery of interventions, inviting Canadian experts on MNCAH to generate additional questions...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398994/using-the-pmtct-cascade-to-accelerate-achievement-of-the-global-plan-goals
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Elizabeth Hamilton, Bernard Bossiky, John Ditekemena, Godfrey Esiru, Franck Fwamba, Ameena E Goga, Mary Pat Kieffer, Landry D Tsague, Roland van de Ven, Rose Wafula, Laura Guay
BACKGROUND: Development of country plans for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), including expansion of comprehensive, integrated services, was key to Global Plan achievements. APPROACHES: Use of the PMTCT cascade, an evolving series of sequential steps needed to maximize the health of women and HIV-free survival of infants, was critical for development and implementation of PMTCT plans. Regular review of cascade data at national/subnational levels was a tool for evidence-based decision making, identifying areas of greatest need at each level, and targeting program interventions to address specific gaps...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392746/social-ties-and-embeddedness-in-old-age-older-turkish-labour-migrants-in-vienna
#10
Monika Palmberger
This paper focuses on older Turkish labour migrants and their spouses, who mostly came to Vienna as young adults in the 1960s and thereafter. They are now entering retirement age and constitute a significant part of Vienna's older population. I analyse their understandings of transnational ageing, their social ties and feelings of social embeddedness. For those still mobile, active participation in one of Vienna's Turkish cultural/religious/political associations is identified as a particular source of social embeddedness...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392170/translating-tactical-combat-casualty-care-lessons-learned-to-the-high-threat-civilian-setting-tactical-emergency-casualty-care-and-the-hartford-consensus
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REVIEW
David W Callaway
Combat operations necessitate bold thought and afford the opportunity to rapidly evolve and improve trauma care. The development and maturation of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is an important example of a critical process improvement strategy that reduced mortality in high-threat combat-related trauma. The Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC) adapted the lessons of TCCC to the civilian high-threat environment and provided important all-hazards response principles for austere, dynamic, and resource-limited environments...
April 6, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390770/rationale-and-design-of-the-marrowstim-pad-kit-for-the-treatment-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-subjects-with-severe-peripheral-arterial-disease-mobile-trial-investigating-autologous-bone-marrow-cell-therapy-for-critical-limb%C3%A2-ischemia
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S Keisin Wang, Linden A Green, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael G Wilson, Andres Fajardo, Michael P Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) continues to place a significant encumbrance on patients and the health care system as it progresses to limb loss and long-term disability. Traditional methods of revascularization offer a significant benefit; however, for one-third of CLI patients, these surgical options are not technically possible or patency is severely limited by disease burden (deemed "poor-option" for revascularization). In a previous phase I trial, we demonstrated intramuscular injection of concentrated bone marrow aspirate (cBMA) via MarrowStim (Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, Ind) harvest is safe and may decrease major amputation in patients with CLI unfit for surgical revascularization...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388372/protein-delivery-in-the-intensive-care-unit-optimal-or-suboptimal
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Daren K Heyland, Peter J M Weijs, Jorge A Coss-Bu, Beth Taylor, Arnold S Kristof, Grant E O'Keefe, Robert G Martindale
Emerging evidence suggests that exogenous protein/amino acid supplementation has the potential to improve the recovery of critically ill patients. After a careful review of the published evidence, experts have concluded that critically ill patients should receive up to 2.0-2.5 g/kg/d of protein. Despite this, however, recent review of current International Nutrition Survey data suggests that protein in critically ill patients is underprescribed and grossly underdelivered. Furthermore, the survey suggests that most of protein administration comes from enteral nutrition (EN) despite the availability of products and protocols that enhance the delivery of protein/amino acids in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388370/will-we-ever-agree-on-protein-requirements-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#14
L John Hoffer, Roland N Dickerson, Robert G Martindale, Stephen A McClave, Juan B Ochoa Gautier
The precise value of the normal adult protein requirement has long been debated. For many reasons-one of them being the difficulty of carrying out long-term nutrition experiments in free-living people-uncertainty is likely to persist indefinitely. By contrast, the controlled environment of the intensive care unit and relatively short trajectory of many critical illnesses make it feasible to use hard clinical outcome trials to determine protein requirements for critically ill patients in well-defined clinical situations...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387538/the-voice-of-surrogate-decision-makers-family-responses-to-prognostic-information-in-chronic-critical-illness
#15
Judith E Nelson, Laura C Hanson, Kristine L Keller, Shannon S Carson, Christopher E Cox, James A Tulsky, Douglas B White, Emily J Chai, Stefanie P Weiss, Marion Danis
RATIONALE: Information from clinicians about the expected course of the patient's illness is relevant and important for decision-making by surrogates for chronically critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVE: Observe how surrogates of chronically critically ill patients respond to information about prognosis from palliative care clinicians. METHODS: Qualitative analysis of a consecutive sample of audio-recorded meetings from a larger, multisite, randomized trial of structured informational and supportive meetings led by a palliative care physician and nurse practitioner for surrogates of patients in Medical Intensive Care Units with chronic critical illness (i...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384533/risk-factors-for-pressure-injuries-among-critical-care-patients-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Jenny Alderden, June Rondinelli, Ginette Pepper, Mollie Cummins, JoAnne Whitney
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors independently predictive of pressure injury (also known as pressure ulcer) development among critical-care patients. DESIGN: We undertook a systematic review of primary research based on standardized criteria set forth by the Institute of Medicine. DATA SOURCES: We searched the following databases: CINAHL (EBSCOhost), the Cochrane Library (Wilson), Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest), PubMed (National Library of Medicine), and Scopus...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381395/a-mobile-app-for-chronic-disease-self-management-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Raymond L Ownby, Amarilis Acevedo, Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, Joshua Caballero, Michael Simonson, Rosemary Davenport, Kofi Kondwani, Robin J Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Health literacy is a critically important skill that helps people become active participants in their health care. Multiple studies in the United States and across the world have documented the association of health literacy with multiple health outcomes. In particular, the elderly and many members of minority groups have been shown to have low levels of health literacy; the same groups are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses. These twin burdens affect the people most in need of the skills and knowledge required for coping with chronic illnesses...
April 5, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374096/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-in-nutrition-and-metabolism
#18
REVIEW
Yaseen M Arabi, Michael P Casaer, Marianne Chapman, Daren K Heyland, Carole Ichai, Paul E Marik, Robert G Martindale, Stephen A McClave, Jean-Charles Preiser, Jean Reignier, Todd W Rice, Greet Van den Berghe, Arthur R H van Zanten, Peter J M Weijs
PURPOSE: The objectives of this review are to summarize the current practices and major recent advances in critical care nutrition and metabolism, review common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, highlight key remaining areas of uncertainty, and suggest recommendations for the top 10 studies/trials to be done in the next 10 years. METHODS: Recent literature was reviewed and developments and knowledge gaps were summarized. The panel identified candidate topics for future trials in critical care nutrition and metabolism...
April 3, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365650/advancements-in-pacemaker-technology-the-leadless-device
#19
Mary Leier
Leadless pacemakers will most likely be the future of cardiac pacing. Leadless pacing employs a single-chamber system to pace only the right ventricle and is fully self-contained, which eliminates the need for leads. These systems, implanted by using a transcatheter sheath, are indicated for patients who need right ventricular pacing only. These devices enable patients to avoid lead-related complications, from lead fracture to extraction challenges, as well as pocket-related complications such as infection and disfigurement...
April 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364359/mhealth-app-for-ios-to-help-in-diagnostic-decision-in-ophthalmology-to-primary-care-physicians
#20
Marta Manovel López, Miguel Maldonado López, Isabel de la Torre Díez, José Carlos Pastor Jimeno, Miguel López-Coronado
Decision support systems (DSS) are increasingly demanded due that diagnosis is one of the main activities that physicians accomplish every day. This fact seems critical when primary care physicians deal with uncommon problems belonging to specialized areas. The main objective of this paper is the development and user evaluation of a mobile DSS for iOS named OphthalDSS. This app has as purpose helping in anterior segment ocular diseases' diagnosis, besides offering educative content about ophthalmic diseases to users...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
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