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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333334/the-effect-of-the-2012-asccp-consensus-guideline-for-abnormal-cervical-cytology-on-resident-colposcopy-training
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Cori-Ann M Hirai, Bliss Kaneshiro, Mark K Hiraoka
The primary objective was to determine the theoretical number of colposcopies at a resident clinic if the 2012 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) guidelines were applied. The secondary objective was to determine the actual number of colposcopies before and after the ASCCP guidelines. This was a two-part descriptive study. The first part applied the 2012 ASCCP guidelines to all pre-guideline colposcopy cases at a single resident clinic. These theoretical results were then compared to the actual number of colposcopies...
January 2018: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325349/-introduction-and-interpretation-of-guidelines-on-thromboprophylaxis-in-the-perioperative-period-of-urological-surgery
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X Wang, Z Y Liu
Venous thromboembolism had drawn great attention of global experts, as it is the third leading cause of cardiovascular-associated death, ranking after coronary heart disease and stroke. Numerous health care organizations had introduced guidelines for thromboprophylaxis during the perioperative period in their own fields. The paper reviewed the available guidelines pertaining to urological surgery from America Urological Association, American College of Chest Physicians and European Association of Urology. Compared with the first two guidelines, the European Association of Urology guideline is a milestone which recommended the most detailed prophylactic measures for the procedure-specific and patient-specific according to the evidence-based medicine...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301756/outcomes-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-newly-recommended-for-oral-anticoagulation-under-the-2014-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-heart-rhythm-society-guideline
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Matthew P Gray, Samir Saba, Yuting Zhang, Inmaculada Hernandez
BACKGROUND: In March 2014, the American Heart Association updated their guidelines for the management of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in atrial fibrillation, recommending OAC for all patients with CHA2DS2-VASc ≥2. Previously, only patients with CHADS2 ≥2 were recommended for anticoagulation. This study compared effectiveness and safety outcomes of OAC among patients who would receive OAC using the 2014 guidelines but not the 2011 guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using claims data from a 5% sample of 2013-2014 Medicare beneficiaries, we identified patients with initially diagnosed atrial fibrillation between 2013 and 2014 and selected those who would receive OAC under the 2014 guidelines but not the 2011 guidelines (those with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2 or CHADS2 score <2)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275877/effect-of-institutional-experience-on-outcomes-of-alcohol-septal-ablation-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Josef Veselka, Lothar Faber, Morten Kvistholm Jensen, Robert Cooper, Jaroslav Januska, Jan Krejci, Thomas Bartel, Maciej Dabrowski, Peter Riis Hansen, Vibeke Marie Almaas, Hubert Seggewiss, Dieter Horstkotte, Radka Adlova, Henning Bundgaard, Jurriën Ten Berg, Max Liebregts
BACKGROUND: The current American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy state that institutional experience is a key determinant of successful outcomes and lower complication rates of alcohol septal ablation (ASA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ASA according to institutional experience with the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 1310 patients with symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who underwent ASA and were divided into 2 groups...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260409/application-of-updated-guidelines-on-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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David J Clancy, Timothy Scully, Michel Slama, Stephen Huang, Anthony S McLean, Sam R Orde
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction is suggested to be associated with higher mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock, yet the methods of diagnosis described in the literature are often inconsistent. The recently published 2016 American Society of Echocardiography and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASE/EACVI) guidelines offer the opportunity to apply a simple pragmatic diagnostic algorithm for the detection of diastolic dysfunction; however, it has not been tested in this cohort...
December 19, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236978/impact-of-the-2016-ase-eacvi-recommendations-on-the-prevalence-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-the-general-population
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João G Almeida, Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Francisco Sampaio, José Ribeiro, Paulo Bettencourt, Frank A Flachskampf, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Ana Azevedo
Aims: Diastolic dysfunction (DD) is frequent in the general population; however, the assessment of diastolic function remains challenging. We aimed to evaluate the impact of the recent 2016 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)/European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) recommendations in the prevalence and grades of DD compared with the 2009 guidelines and the Canberra Study Criteria (CSC). Methods and results: Within a population-based cohort, a total of 1000 individuals, aged ≥45 years, were evaluated retrospectively...
December 11, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236202/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-and-management-of-regional-lymph-nodes-in-melanoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-and-society-of-surgical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Sandra L Wong, Mark B Faries, Erin B Kennedy, Sanjiv S Agarwala, Timothy J Akhurst, Charlotte Ariyan, Charles M Balch, Barry S Berman, Alistair Cochran, Keith A Delman, Mark Gorman, John M Kirkwood, Marc D Moncrieff, Jonathan S Zager, Gary H Lyman
PURPOSE: To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) guideline for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma. METHODS: An ASCO-SSO panel was formed, and a systematic review of the literature was conducted regarding SLN biopsy and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) after a positive sentinel node in patients with melanoma. RESULTS: Nine new observational studies, two systematic reviews and an updated randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SLN biopsy, as well as two randomized controlled trials of CLND after positive SLN biopsy, were included...
December 13, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232171/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-and-management-of-regional-lymph-nodes-in-melanoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-and-society-of-surgical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Sandra L Wong, Mark B Faries, Erin B Kennedy, Sanjiv S Agarwala, Timothy J Akhurst, Charlotte Ariyan, Charles M Balch, Barry S Berman, Alistair Cochran, Keith A Delman, Mark Gorman, John M Kirkwood, Marc D Moncrieff, Jonathan S Zager, Gary H Lyman
Purpose To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) guideline for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma. Methods An ASCO-SSO panel was formed, and a systematic review of the literature was conducted regarding SLN biopsy and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) after a positive sentinel node in patients with melanoma. Results Nine new observational studies, two systematic reviews, and an updated randomized controlled trial of SLN biopsy, as well as two randomized controlled trials of CLND after positive SLN biopsy, were included...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218880/causal-inference-on-electronic-health-records-to-assess-blood-pressure-treatment-targets-an-application-of-the-parametric-g-formula
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Kipp W Johnson, Benjamin S Glicksberg, Rachel A Hodos, Khader Shameer, Joel T Dudley
Hypertension is a major risk factor for ischemic cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease, which are respectively the primary and secondary most common causes of morbidity and mortality across the globe. To alleviate the risks of hypertension, there are a number of effective antihypertensive drugs available. However, the optimal treatment blood pressure goal for antihypertensive therapy remains an area of controversy. The results of the recent Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) trial, which found benefits for intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure, have been debated for several reasons...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202108/kras-biomarker-testing-disparities-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-in-new-mexico
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Alissa Greenbaum, Charles Wiggins, Angela Lw Meisner, Manuel Rojo, Anita Y Kinney, Ashwani Rajput
Introduction: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines recommend that all patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receive KRAS testing to guide anti-EGFR monoclonal antibody treatment. The aim of this study was to assess for disparities in KRAS testing and mutational status. Methods: The New Mexico Tumor Registry (NMTR), a population-based cancer registry participating in the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program, was queried to identify all incident cases of CRC diagnosed among New Mexico residents from 2010 to 2013...
November 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190996/surgical-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-in-the-asia-pacific-region-beyond-the-barcelona-clinic-liver-cancer-treatment-algorithms-a-review-and-update
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Jia-Zhou Ye, Yan-Yan Wang, Tao Bai, Jie Chen, Bang-De Xiang, Fei-Xiang Wu, Le-Qun Li
Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) usually worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as characterized by aggressive disease progression, impaired liver function and tolerance to treatment. Conventionally, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) accepted the Barcelona Clinical Liver Cancer (BCLC) treatment algorithms, identifying PVTT as an absolute contra-indication of surgical resection for HCC. HCC-PVTT patients are offered sorafenib as the standard treatment...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174874/cervical-cancer-screening-and-follow-up-procedures-in-women-age-21-years-following-new-screening-guidelines
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Alexandra M Foxx, Yuwei Zhu, Edward Mitchel, Sayeh Nikpay, Dineo Khabele, Marie R Griffin
PURPOSE: The 2009 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines recommended no cervical cancer screening before age 21 years. We examined changes in screening, diagnostic, and treatment procedures for cervical dysplasia after guideline introduction, and cost implications. METHODS: We studied Davidson County women aged 18-20 years, enrolled in Tennessee Medicaid, 2006-2014. We identified those with at least one Papanicolaou (Pap) test, human papillomavirus detection test, colposcopy, or excisional dysplasia treatment annually via Current Procedural Terminology coding...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173297/the-clinical-utility-and-safety-of-a-new-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-kawasaki-disease
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Takasuke Ebato, Shohei Ogata, Yoshihito Ogihara, Mayu Fujimoto, Atsushi Kitagawa, Manabu Takanashi, Masahiro Ishii
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical utility and safety of a strategy for refractory Kawasaki disease, defined by Egami score ≥3. STUDY DESIGN: First-line treatment was with intravenous methylprednisolone (30 mg/kg, 2 hours, 1 dose) plus intravenous immunoglobulin (2 g/kg, 24 hours) treatment. Patients resistant to first-line treatment received additional intravenous immunoglobulin as a second-line treatment. Patients resistant to second-line treatment who had received Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination 6 months earlier were treated with infliximab; otherwise, plasma exchange was performed...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172581/twenty-five-years-of-education-in-psychology-and-psychology-in-education
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Ronald H Rozensky, Catherine L Grus, Nadya A Fouad, Susan H McDaniel
This article is part of a special issue of the American Psychologist celebrating the American Psychological Association's (APA's) 125th anniversary. The article reviews the last quarter century (1991-2016) of accomplishments by psychology's education and training community and APA's Education Directorate. The purpose is to highlight key trends and developments over the past quarter century that illustrate ways the Directorate sought to advance education in psychology and psychology in education, as the Directorate's mission statement says...
November 2017: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171373/-is-our-treatment-of-well-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-too-aggressive-hemithyroidectomy-versus-total-thyroidectomy
#15
P J Bongers, W P Kluijfhout, M W Vriens, W J Mastboom, M F Lutke Holzik
Recent literature shows that hemithyroidectomy is a safe alternative for total thyroidectomy in the treatment of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer up to 4 cm in diameter and a low risk of recurrence. According to criteria of the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines, more than 28% of patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer of a Dutch cohort would be eligible for hemithyroidectomy instead of the total thyroidectomy they actually underwent. However, standardisation and high quality pre- and postoperative diagnostics are required for responsible implementation of this new guideline in Dutch healthcare...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171362/complications-of-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-management
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Joyce S Balami, Philip M White, Peter J McMeekin, Gary A Ford, Alastair M Buchan
Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (MT) for the treatment of acute stroke due to large vessel occlusion has evolved significantly with the publication of multiple positive thrombectomy trials. MT is now a recommended treatment for acute ischemic stroke. Mechanical thrombectomy is associated with a number of intra-procedural or post-operative complications, which need to be minimized and effectively managed to maximize the benefits of thrombectomy. Procedural complications include: access-site problems (vessel/nerve injury, access-site hematoma and groin infection); device-related complications (vasospasm, arterial perforation and dissection, device detachment/misplacement); symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage; subarachnoid hemorrhage; embolization to new or target vessel territory...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164096/the-prevalence-of-overfat-adults-and-children-in-the-us
#17
Philip B Maffetone, Paul B Laursen
The overfat condition is defined as excess body fat sufficient to impair health. The problem exists in most overweight and obese individuals and can also occur in those who are normal-weight and non-obese, often due to excess abdominal fat. Despite previous indications that the prevalence overweight and obesity is leveling, these conditions are currently at their highest levels in US history. Our review estimated the number of overfat Americans at 91% for adults and 69% for children. The primary purpose of this review was to build upon previous estimations of overfat prevalence in developed countries by using new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate the overfat prevalence in American adults (≥20 years) and children (2-19 years), and to expand the definition of overfat as excess body fat associated with at least one additional risk factor of impaired cardiometabolic or physical health...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146146/herpes-zoster-in-hospitalized-adults-practice-gaps-new-evidence-and-remaining-questions
#18
Iris Ahronowitz, Lindy P Fox
Herpes zoster can present many uncertainties for consulting dermatologists. We review the current guidelines and recent literature on important issues that arise in the care of hospitalized patients with herpes zoster, including infection control isolation practices, treatment courses for zoster and acute zoster-associated pain, and indications for long-term prophylaxis. We present the findings of an inpatient zoster management practices survey of the membership of the Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, an expert resource group of the American Academy of Dermatology, and discuss directions for future investigation and potential opportunities for management improvements in light of these collective data...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138191/evaluation-of-guidelines-regarding-surgical-treatment-of-breast-cancer-using-the-agree-instrument-a-systematic-review
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Xin Lei, Fengtao Liu, Shuying Luo, Ya Sun, Liling Zhu, Fengxi Su, Kai Chen, Shunrong Li
OBJECTIVES: Many clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements (CPGs/consensus statements) have been developed for the surgical treatments for breast cancer. This study aims to evaluate the quality of these CPGs/consensus statements. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed and EMBASE databases, as well as four guideline repositories, to identify CPGs and consensus statements regarding surgical treatments for breast cancer between January 2009 and December 2016...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135805/failure-of-invasive-airway-placement-on-the-first-attempt-is-associated-with-progression-to-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-compromise
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Hannah R Stinson, Vijay Srinivasan, Alexis A Topjian, Robert M Sutton, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, Tia T Raymond
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the proportion of acute respiratory compromise events in hospitalized pediatric patients progressing to cardiopulmonary arrest, and the clinical factors associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest. We hypothesized that failure of invasive airway placement on the first attempt (defined as multiple attempts at tracheal intubation, and/or laryngeal mask airway placement, and/or the creation of a new tracheostomy or cricothyrotomy) is independently associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest...
November 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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