Read by QxMD icon Read

Withdrawal of technology

Hiromasa Okayasu, Carolyn Sein, Ahd Hamidi, Wilfried A M Bakker, Roland W Sutter
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has seen significant progress since it began in 1988, largely due to the worldwide use of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). In order to achieve polio eradication the global cessation of OPV is necessary because OPV contains live attenuated poliovirus, which in rare circumstances could re-gain wild poliovirus (WPV) characteristics with potential to establish transmission. The GPEI endgame strategy for the period 2013-2018 recommends the globally synchronised sequential cessation of the Sabin strains contained in the OPV, starting with type 2 Sabin...
October 5, 2016: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
Susan B Williams, Michael D Dahnke
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is temporary life-support technology that provides time to rest the cardiac and respiratory system of critically ill people with acute, reversible medical conditions. Health care providers face emotional and challenging situations, where death may result, when withdrawing ECMO. A deepening of understanding of the ethical issues involved can aid clinicians in handling such difficult situations, leading to a possible mitigation of the moral problems. Toward this end, the ethical issues raised in the consideration of ECMO withdrawal are analyzed with respect to the ethical principles and concepts of autonomy, nonmaleficence/beneficence, medical futility, moral distress, and justice...
October 2016: Critical Care Nurse
Franck A Atienzar, Eric A Blomme, Minjun Chen, Philip Hewitt, J Gerry Kenna, Gilles Labbe, Frederic Moulin, Francois Pognan, Adrian B Roth, Laura Suter-Dick, Okechukwu Ukairo, Richard J Weaver, Yvonne Will, Donna M Dambach
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a major cause of late-stage clinical drug attrition, market withdrawal, black-box warnings, and acute liver failure. Consequently, it has been an area of focus for toxicologists and clinicians for several decades. In spite of considerable efforts, limited improvements in DILI prediction have been made and efforts to improve existing preclinical models or develop new test systems remain a high priority. While prediction of intrinsic DILI has improved, identifying compounds with a risk for idiosyncratic DILI (iDILI) remains extremely challenging because of the lack of a clear mechanistic understanding and the multifactorial pathogenesis of idiosyncratic drug reactions...
2016: BioMed Research International
Rosa M Roche, Dorothy Brooten, JoAnne M Youngblut
BACKGROUND: Understanding children's health after a sibling's death and what factors may affect it is important for treatment and clinical care. This study compared children's and their parents' perceptions of children's health and identified relationships of children's age, gender, race/ethnicity, anxiety, and depression and sibling's cause of death to these perceptions at 2 and 4 months after sibling death. METHODS: 64 children and 48 parents rated the child's health "now" and "now vs before" the sibling's death in an ICU or ER or at home shortly after withdrawal of life-prolonging technology...
2016: Int J Nurs Clin Pract
Camila L de Camargo, Letícia S Shiroma, Gabriela F Giordano, Angelo L Gobbi, Luis C S Vieira, Renato S Lima
This paper addresses an important breakthrough in the deployment of ultra-high adhesion strength microfluidic technologies to provide turbulence at harsh flow rate conditions. This paper is only, to our knowledge, the second reporting on the generation of high flow rate-assisted turbulence in microchannels. This flow solves a crucial bottleneck in microfluidics: the generation of high throughput homogeneous mixings. We focused on the fabrication of bulky polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microchips (without any interfaces) rather than the laborious surface modifications that were employed in the first reporting about turbulence-assisted microfluidics...
October 12, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Aditya Bansal, Jay K Bhama, Rajan Patel, Sapna Desai, Stacy A Mandras, Hamang Patel, Tyrone Collins, John P Reilly, Hector O Ventura, P Eugene Parrino
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of traditional mechanical support paradigms (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, intraaortic balloon pump [IABP], and permanent left ventricular assist device [LVAD]) in acute decompensated heart failure have generally been suboptimal. Novel approaches, such as minimally invasive LVAD therapy (Impella 5.0 device), promise less invasive but equivalent hemodynamic support. However, it is yet unknown whether the outcomes with such devices support widespread acceptance of this new technology...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Yu-Hsuan Lin, Yuan-Chien Pan, Sheng-Hsuan Lin, Sue-Huei Chen
Smartphone addiction is considered a form of technological addiction that has attracted increasing attention. The present study developed and validated the short-form Smartphone Addiction Inventory (SPAI-SF) and established cutoff point for screening smartphone addiction based on diagnostic criteria established by psychiatric interview. A total of 268 participants completed an online survey that collected demographic data, smartphone use behaviours, and responses to the 26-item SPAI. Each participant also completed a psychiatric interview...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
Mercedes Robles-Díaz, Inmaculada Medina-Caliz, Camilla Stephens, Raúl J Andrade, M Isabel Lucena
Despite being relatively rare, drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a serious condition, both for the individual patient due to the risk of acute liver failure, and for the drug development industry and regulatory agencies due to associations with drug development attritions, black box warnings, and postmarketing withdrawals. A major limitation in DILI diagnosis and prediction is the current lack of specific biomarkers. Despite refined usage of traditional liver biomarkers in DILI, reliable disease outcome predictions are still difficult to make...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Terhi Hermanson, Charles L Bennett, Iain C Macdougall
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of recombinant human erythropoietin revolutionized the management of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In order to circumvent costly recombinant DNA technology, synthetic chemistry techniques were used to manufacture peginesatide, a synthetic peptide that bore no resemblance to previous erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs), and yet was capable of stimulating erythropoiesis. Compared with other ESAs, peginesatide was deemed to have advantages related to immunogenicity, administration schedule, and cost...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
Deborah A Fitzsimmons, Jill Thompson, Claire L Bentley, Gail A Mountain
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence and associated cost of treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is unsustainable, and focus is needed on self-management and prevention of hospital admissions. Telehealth monitoring of patients' vital signs allows clinicians to prioritise their workload and enables patients to take more responsibility for their health. This paper reports the results of a qualitative study embedded within a feasibility and pilot Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of Telehealth-supported care within a community-based COPD supported-discharge service...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
Ashley Bond, Paul O'Toole, Gareth Fisher, Sreedhar Subramanian, Neil Haslam, Chris Probert, Trevor Cox, Sanchoy Sarkar
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the most important quality indicator for screening colonoscopy, due to its association with colorectal cancer outcomes. As a result, a number of techniques and technologies have been proposed that have the potential to improve ADR. The aim of this study was to assess the potential impact of new-generation high-definition (HD) colonoscopy on ADR within the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP). METHOD: This was a retrospective single-center observational study in patients undergoing an index screening colonoscopy...
July 21, 2016: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Ilka H Gleibs
New technologies like large-scale social media sites (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) and crowdsourcing services (e.g., Amazon Mechanical Turk, Crowdflower, Clickworker) are impacting social science research and providing many new and interesting avenues for research. The use of these new technologies for research has not been without challenges, and a recently published psychological study on Facebook has led to a widespread discussion of the ethics of conducting large-scale experiments online. Surprisingly little has been said about the ethics of conducting research using commercial crowdsourcing marketplaces...
August 11, 2016: Behavior Research Methods
M M Trowbridge, B Wang, D Gutshall, C A Rodenberg, M A Farage
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: It is important to confirm product use effects on skin health for products intended for prolonged skin contact. This study compared experimental and marketed reference adult incontinence protective underwear. METHODS: Randomized, single-blind (examiner), parallel study evaluating skin health effects in predominantly obese incontinent women normally using protective underwear (approximately 20% Type II Diabetes). Subjects wore experimental or marketed reference protective underwear daily, 14 consecutive days...
August 8, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
Mohamed Abou-El-Enein, Georg N Duda, Elliott A Gruskin, David W Grainger
Inefficient translational processes for technology-oriented biomedical research have led to some prominent and frequent failures in the development of many leading drug candidates, several designated investigational drugs, and some medical devices, as well as documented patient harm and postmarket product withdrawals. Derisking this process, particularly in the early stages, should increase translational efficiency and streamline resource utilization, especially in an academic setting. In this opinion article, we identify a 12-step guideline for reducing risks typically associated with translating medical technologies as they move toward prototypes, preclinical proof of concept, and possible clinical testing...
August 4, 2016: Trends in Biotechnology
Andrea Lisabeth Hartzler, June BlueSpruce, Sheryl L Catz, Jennifer B McClure
BACKGROUND: Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Therefore, researchers are constantly exploring new ways to promote smoking cessation. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies could be effective cessation tools. Despite the availability of commercial quit-smoking apps, little research to date has examined smokers' preferred treatment intervention components (ie, design features). Honoring these preferences is important for designing programs that are appealing to smokers and may be more likely to be adopted and used...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Cristina Tassorelli, Rigmor Jensen, Marta Allena, Roberto De Icco, Zaza Katsarava, J Miguel Lainez, Jorge A Leston, Ricardo Fadic, Santiago Spadafora, Marco Pagani, Giuseppe Nappi
BACKGROUND: Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is a chronic disabling condition associated with a high rate of relapse. METHODS: We evaluated whether the adoption of electronic-assisted monitoring, advice and communication would improve the outcome over a follow-up of 6 months in a controlled, multicentre, multinational study conducted in six headache centres located in Europe and Latin America. A total of 663 MOH subjects were enrolled and divided into two groups: the Comoestas group was monitored with an electronic diary associated with an alert system and a facilitated communication option, and the Classic group with a paper headache diary...
July 20, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Shin'ichiro Yasunaga, Yoshinori Ohno, Naoto Shirasu, Bo Zhang, Kyoko Suzuki-Takedachi, Motoaki Ohtsubo, Yoshihiro Takihara
Geminin exerts two distinct molecular roles. Geminin negatively regulates DNA replication licensing through the direct interaction with Cdt1 to prevent re-replication in proliferating cells. Geminin also regulates chromatin remodeling through the direct interaction with Brahma/Brg1 to maintain undifferentiated states of stem cells. We previously uncovered that Polycomb-group complex 1 and Hoxb4/Hoxa9, well-known intrinsic factors that are essential for maintaining the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) activity, alternatively act as ubiquitin-proteasome systems for Geminin protein to reduce the protein expression level, and sustain the HSC activity...
September 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Eden Nohra, Sara Buckman, Kelly Bochicchio, Jad Chamieh, Stacey Reese, Corinne Merrill, Douglas Schuerer, Grant V Bochicchio
INTRODUCTION: Near-continuous glucose monitoring is expected to increase time in range (TIR) of 80-120mg/dL and to avoid hypoglycemia without increasing workload. We investigated a near-continuous glucose monitor in surgical critically ill and trauma patients. METHODS: Patients were enrolled at a surgical intensive care unit associated with a level 1 trauma center. Glucose measurements were compared to the gold standard Yellow Springs Instrument (YSI). The technology withdraws 0...
September 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Amanda Crundall-Goode, Kevin M Goode, Andrew L Clark
BACKGROUND: Home tele-monitoring (HTM) is used to monitor the clinical signs and symptoms of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in order to reduce unplanned hospital admissions. However, not all patients who are referred will agree to use HTM, and some patients choose to withdraw early from its use. AIMS: ADaPT-HF will investigate whether depression, anxiety, low perceived control, reduced technology capability, level of education, age or the severity or complexity of a patient's illness can predict refusal of, or early withdrawal from, HTM in patients with CHF...
June 28, 2016: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Heather Fortnum, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Chris Hyde, Rod S Taylor, Mara Ozolins, Sam Errington, Zhivko Zhelev, Clive Pritchard, Claire Benton, Joanne Moody, Laura Cocking, Julian Watson, Sarah Roberts
BACKGROUND: Identification of permanent hearing impairment at the earliest possible age is crucial to maximise the development of speech and language. Universal newborn hearing screening identifies the majority of the 1 in 1000 children born with a hearing impairment, but later onset can occur at any time and there is no optimum time for further screening. A universal but non-standardised school entry screening (SES) programme is in place in many parts of the UK but its value is questioned...
May 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"