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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198527/coexistence-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-and-common-origin-of-carotid-arteries
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Paweł Tyczyński, Ilona Michałowska, Aneta Fronczak, Rafał Wolny, Hubert Łazarczyk, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and right aberrant subclavian artery (ASA) separately is relatively common in general population, and much higher in some disorders. Surprisingly, coexistence of both valve and vessel anomalies has only been reported in single cases. METHODS: From 2008 to 2016, in a single, high-volume tertiary cardiac center, patients who underwent chest computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging for various reasons, were retrospectively screened for the presence of right ASA...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193170/generating-evidence-on-a-risk-based-monitoring-approach-in-the-academic-setting-lessons-learned
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Belinda von Niederhäusern, Annette Orleth, Sabine Schädelin, Nawal Rawi, Martin Velkopolszky, Claudia Becherer, Pascal Benkert, Priya Satalkar, Matthias Briel, Christiane Pauli-Magnus
BACKGROUND: In spite of efforts to employ risk-based strategies to increase monitoring efficiency in the academic setting, empirical evidence on their effectiveness remains sparse. This mixed-methods study aimed to evaluate the risk-based on-site monitoring approach currently followed at our academic institution. METHODS: We selected all studies monitored by the Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) according to Risk ADApted MONitoring (ADAMON) at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, between 01...
February 14, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173885/cultural-influences-upon-advance-care-planning-in-a-family-centric-society
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Keson Tay, Rachel Jia Yu Lee, Shin Wei Sim, Sumytra Menon, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna
OBJECTIVE: Advanced care plans (ACPs) are designed to convey the wishes of patients with regards to their care in the event of incapacity. There are a number of prerequisites for creation of an effective ACP. First, the patient must be aware of their condition, their prognosis, the likely trajectory of the illness, and the potential treatment options available to them. Second, patient input into ACP must be free of any coercive factors. Third, the patient must be able to remain involved in adapting their ACP as their condition evolves...
February 8, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160838/patients-rights
#4
Isabelle Clavagnier
Maeva, a student nurse on placement, and Sophie, her mentor, discuss various topics related to the nursing code of ethics and patients' rights.
February 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154913/right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-shunt-in-pulmonary-atresia-with-a-ventricular-septal-defect-a-word-of-caution
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Kwang Ho Choi, Si Chan Sung, Hyungtae Kim, Hyoung Doo Lee, Gil Ho Ban, Geena Kim, Hoon Ko
The management of pulmonary atresia with a ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD) depends on the anatomy of the pulmonary artery or on the surgical strategy used at individual institutions. In our institution, we adopted a right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) shunt in 2011 as a palliative procedure for PA/VSD to overcome the disadvantages of a Blalock-Taussig shunt. We evaluated the results of the RV-PA shunt as initial palliative surgery for PA/VSD. Thirteen patients with ductus-dependent PA/VSD from August 2011 to August 2015 were enrolled...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145662/unsuspected-duplicated-gallbladder-in-a-patient-presenting-with-acute-cholecystitis
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Woohyung Lee, Dae Hyun Song, Jin Kwon Lee, Ji Ho Park, Ju Yeon Kim, Seung Jin Kwag, Taejin Park, Sang Ho Jeong, Young Tae Ju, Eun Jung Jung, Young Joon Lee, Soon Chan Hong, Sang Kyung Choi, Chi Young Jeong
Duplicated gallbladder (GB) is a rare congenital disease. Surgical management of a duplicated GB needs special care because of concurrent bile duct anomalies and the risk of injuring adjacent arteries during surgery. An 80-year-old man visited an emergency room with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed cholecystitis with a 2-bodied GB. Because of this unusual finding, magnetic resonance choledochopancreatography was performed to detect possible biliary anomalies. The 2 GB bodies were unified at the neck with a common cystic duct, a so-called V-shaped duplicated GB...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097412/acute-pancreatitis-after-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-an-obstacle-in-liver-surgery-for-proximal-biliary-cancer
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Nadia Russolillo, Andrea Massobrio, Serena Langella, Roberto Lo Tesoriere, Paolo Carbonatto, Alessandro Ferrero
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) has a crucial role in treatment of proximal biliary cancer (PBC). We assessed the incidence, risk factors, and impact of acute pancreatitis (AP) post-PTBD. METHODS: Forty patients with PBC scheduled for PTBD from January 2005 to December 2015 were enrolled. Exclusion criteria were missing clinical data, PTBD performed in other institutions, and palliative PTBD. RESULT: The 40 patients comprised 8 (20%) with gallbladder cancer, 6 (15%) with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and 26 (65%) with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094209/simplified-low-dose-rate-infant-total-body-irradiation
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Nels Knutson, Y James Rao, Sridhar Yaddanapudi, Stephanie M Perkins, H Harold Li
PURPOSE: Low-dose-rate total body irradiation (LDR TBI) in infants possesses unique challenges because of the setup limitations imposed by anesthesia. We present an LDR TBI method with an anteroposterior/posteroanterior arrangement and dose rate < 10 cGy/minute for infants (thickness <14 cm) without the use of a beam attenuator. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The delivery used a 6 MV TrueBeam linear accelerator (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) with adjustable meterset rates below 100 MU/minute...
October 24, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093642/the-ethical-framework-for-performing-research-with-rare-inherited-neurometabolic-disease-patients
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Viviana Giannuzzi, Hugo Devlieger, Lucia Margari, Viveca Lena Odlind, Lamis Ragab, Cinzia Maria Bellettato, Francesca D'Avanzo, Christina Lampe, Linda Cassis, Elisenda Cortès-Saladelafont, Ángels Garcia Cazorla, Ivo Barić, Ljerka Cvitanović-Šojat, Ksenija Fumić, Christine I Dali, Franco Bartoloni, Fedele Bonifazi, Maurizio Scarpa, Adriana Ceci
: The need for performing clinical trials to develop well-studied and appropriate medicines for inherited neurometabolic disease patients faces ethical concerns mainly raising from four aspects: the diseases are rare; include young and very young patients; the neurological impairment may compromise the capability to provide 'consent'; and the genetic nature of the disease leads to further ethical implications. This work is intended to identify the ethical provisions applicable to clinical research involving these patients and to evaluate if these cover the ethical issues...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090162/systemic-market-and-organizational-changes-impact-on-p-t-committees
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F Randy Vogenberg, Rita Marcoux, Martha M Rumore
The authors consider market stakeholder consolidation, market-driven efficiency demands, consumerism, and legal enforcement of patient rights related to access to appropriate drugs and posit how future P&T committees may approach these issues.
January 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062971/cost-equivalence-and-pluralism-in-publicly-funded-health-care-systems
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Dominic Wilkinson, Julian Savulescu
Clinical guidelines summarise available evidence on medical treatment, and provide recommendations about the most effective and cost-effective options for patients with a given condition. However, sometimes patients do not desire the best available treatment. Should doctors in a publicly-funded healthcare system ever provide sub-optimal medical treatment? On one view, it would be wrong to do so, since this would violate the ethical principle of beneficence, and predictably lead to harm for patients. It would also, potentially, be a misuse of finite health resources...
January 6, 2017: Health Care Analysis: HCA: Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056665/the-patient-perspective-on-the-effects-of-medical-record-accessibility-a-systematic-review
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Peter Vermeir, Sophie Degroote, Dominique Vandijck, Hanne Van Tiggelen, Renaat Peleman, Rik Verhaeghe, An Mariman, Dirk Vogelaers
BACKGROUND: Health care is shifting from a paternalistic to a participatory model, with increasing patient involvement. Medical record accessibility to patients may contribute significantly to patient comanagement. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on the patient perspective of effects of personal medical record accessibility on the individual patient, patient-physician relationship and quality of medical care. METHODS: Screening of PubMed, Web of Science, Cinahl, and Cochrane Library on the keywords 'medical record', 'patient record', 'communication', 'patient participation', 'doctor-patient relationship', 'physician-patient relationship' between 1 January 2002 and 31 January 2016; systematic review after assessment for methodological quality...
January 6, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050977/influence-of-age-on-factors-associated-with-peri-implant-bone-loss-after-prosthetic-rehabilitation-over-osseointegrated-implants
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Rejane El Pedro, João P De Carli, Maria Ss Linden, Igor Fp Lima, Luiz R Paranhos, Max D Costa, Ângelo Jg Bós
INTRODUCTION: To verify the influence of age on factors associated with peri-implant bone loss after prosthetic rehabilitation over osseointegrated implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an analytical, observational, and longitudinal study with initial 23 participants. Patients presenting with osseointegrated implants with their respective prostheses installed were included, and they could be carriers of chronic and degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and systemic arterial hypertension...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041869/-palliative-care-after-neonatal-intensive-care-contributions-of-leonetti-law-and-remaining-challenges
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P Kuhn, L Dillenseger, N Cojean, B Escande, C Zores, D Astruc
The 2005 enactment of the "Patients' rights and end-of-life care" act, known as the Leonetti law, has been accompanied by practical changes in the processes of withdrawal and withholding of active life-sustaining treatments. This law has also promoted the implementation of palliative care in perinatal medicine to avoid unreasonable therapeutic interventions and to preserve the dying patient's quality of life and human dignity. Recently, a new law has been voted by the French National Assembly and new reflections on the ethical aspects of the end of life in neonatal medicine should resume again within the French Society of Neonatology in the working group on ethical issues in neonatology...
February 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040825/training-patients-with-schizophrenia-to-share-decisions-with-their-psychiatrists-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Johannes Hamann, Anna Parchmann, Nina Sassenberg, Katharina Bronner, Margot Albus, Alwin Richter, Sandra Hoppstock, Werner Kissling
PURPOSE: Many patients with schizophrenia have a desire for shared decision-making (SDM). However, in clinical practice SDM often does not take place. One cause might be that many patients behave passively in the medical encounter, therefore not facilitating SDM. It was the aim of the study to evaluate the effects of a patient directed SDM-training on patients' communicative behavior in the consultation, their attitudes towards decision-making and their long-term adherence. METHODS: Randomized-controlled trial comparing a five-session SDM-training for inpatients with schizophrenia with five sessions of non-specific group training...
December 31, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039684/patients-bill-of-rights-and-effective-factors-of-workplace-violence-against-female-nurses-on-duty-at-ilam-teaching-hospitals
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Ali-Ashraf Aivazi, Waleyeh Menati, Hamed Tavan, Sasan Navkhasi, Abuzar Mehrdadi
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence against female nurses is an increasing problem. In addition, recognition the rights of patients can reduce such violence against female nurses. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to investigate workplace violence against female nurses in respect with patients' bill of rights at two public hospitals of Ilam in 2012. METHODS: In a descriptive cross-sectional research, workplace violence against female nurses was studied. Data were gathered employing a researcher made questionnaire filled out by 106 female nurses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Injury & Violence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038803/neu3-sialidase-role-in-activating-hif-1%C3%AE-in-response-to-chronic-hypoxia-in-cyanotic-congenital-heart-patients
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Marco Piccoli, Erika Conforti, Alessandro Varrica, Andrea Ghiroldi, Federica Cirillo, Giulia Resmini, Francesca Pluchinotta, Guido Tettamanti, Alessandro Giamberti, Alessandro Frigiola, Luigi Anastasia
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is a common feature of many congenital heart defects (CHDs) and significantly contributes to their pathophysiology. Thus, understanding the mechanism underlying cell response to hypoxia is vital for the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Certainly, the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) has been extensively investigated and it is now recognized as the master regulator of cell defense machinery counteracting hypoxic stress. Along this line, we recently discovered and reported a novel mechanism of HIF activation, which is mediated by sialidase NEU3...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031549/clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-of-hepatic-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-after-liver-resection-and-transplantation
#18
Dong-Hwan Jung, Shin Hwang, Seung-Mo Hong, Ki-Hun Kim, Young-Joo Lee, Chul-Soo Ahn, Deok-Bog Moon, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Gil-Chun Park, Eunsil Yu, Sung-Gyu Lee
BACKGROUND Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare vascular tumor. We present a single-center study on hepatic EHE cases treated by hepatic resection (HR) or liver transplantation (LT). MATERIAL AND METHODS Six HR patients with hepatic EHE were identified during 5 years from 2010 to 2014; EHE represented 0.13% (6 of 4572) of all primary liver tumors. Two LT recipients were also identified during 12 years from 2003 to 2014, who represented 0.06% (2 of 3576) of all adult LT patients. RESULTS Mean age of the patients was 42...
December 29, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028257/-effectiveness-of-dexrazoxane-for-extravasation-of-anthracycline-antitumor-antibiotics-reporting-measures-developed-against-extravasation-in-the-hospital
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Satoshi Kawamoto, Takuya Shirahata, Tetsuya Katori, Takafumi Izumo, Hitomi Kadono, Hiroaki Fujita, Rumiko Okamoto
Dexrazoxane(DXZ)is a drug used for treating extravasation(EV)of anthracycline antitumor antibiotics based on 2 of its mechanisms of action through Topo II. In Japan, it has been used in approximately 150 patients as of January 2016, but there is no detailed report. Three DXZ treatments were carried out for 2 cases in our facilities. One case involved a patient's right forearm while 2 cases occurred involved the left and right forearms of each of the patients, and both were Grade 2(CTCAE v4.0). The EV healed in all cases, and surgical procedures were not needed...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026854/investigations-on-renal-vascularisation-pathology-in-the-polish-population-1-incidence-of-multiple-kidney-arteries
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Henryk H Sośnik, Katarzyna Sośnik
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of multiple kidney arteries in the Polish population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group comprised 924 deceased patients aged between one month and 94 years (mean age : 63.4 ± 22.4 years) who were subject to aortonephrography and sample preparation. The ratio of male to female patients was 479:445. RESULTS: Multiple kidney arteries were observed in 44.8% male and 31.5% female patients (p=0,004)...
December 27, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
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