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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549052/improving-experience-of-patients-with-rectal-cancer-a-national-quality-improvement-project
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Monica Frecea, Julie Tjan Thomas, Grace Ma, Selina Schmocker, Marg McKenzie, Erin D Kennedy, Jo Hoeflok
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547632/compliance-with-urinary-catheter-removal-guidelines-leads-to-improved-outcome-in-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-patients
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Allan Okrainec, Mary-Anne Aarts, Lesley Gotlib Conn, Stuart McCluskey, Marg McKenzie, Emily A Pearsall, Ori Rotstein, J Charles Victor, Robin S McLeod
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to determine whether compliance with Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) urinary catheter recommendations is associated with decreased urinary tract infections (UTI) and length of stay (LOS). METHODS: Patients having colorectal surgery at 15 academic hospitals were included. Patient and outcome data were collected prospectively. The guideline recommends that urinary catheters following colonic and rectal procedures should be removed at or before 24 and 72 h, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545245/multimodal-bio-inspired-tactile-sensing-module-for-surface-characterization
#3
Thiago Eustaquio Alves de Oliveira, Ana-Maria Cretu, Emil M Petriu
Robots are expected to recognize the properties of objects in order to handle them safely and efficiently in a variety of applications, such as health and elder care, manufacturing, or high-risk environments. This paper explores the issue of surface characterization by monitoring the signals acquired by a novel bio-inspired tactile probe in contact with ridged surfaces. The tactile module comprises a nine Degree of Freedom Microelectromechanical Magnetic, Angular Rate, and Gravity system (9-DOF MEMS MARG) and a deep MEMS pressure sensor embedded in a compliant structure that mimics the function and the organization of mechanoreceptors in human skin as well as the hardness of the human skin...
May 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538916/policies-for-fostering-health-science-technology-and-innovation-in-brazil-and-the-role-of-clinical-research
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Marge Tenório, Guilherme Arantes Mello, Ana Luiza D'Ávila Viana
The purpose of this article is to highlight a number of underlying issues that may be useful for a comprehensive review of the management of Health-Related Science, Technology and Innovation policies (ST&I/H), and its strategies and priorities. It is an analytical study supported by an extensive review of the technical and journalistic literature, clippings, legislation and federal government directives. The results show that the Healthcare Production Complex undeniably and increasingly needs science to maintain itself...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490646/a-missense-mutation-in-grm6-reduces-but-does-not-eliminate-mglur6-expression-or-rod-depolarizing-bipolar-cell-function
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Neal S Peachey, Nazarul Hasan, Bernard FitzMaurice, Samantha Burrill, Gobinda Pangeni, Son Yong Karst, Laura Reinholdt, Melissa L Berry, Marge Strobel, Ronald George Gregg, Maureen A McCall, Bo Chang
GRM6 encodes the metabotropic glutamate receptor 6 (mGluR6) used by retinal depolarizing bipolar cells (DBCs). Mutations in GRM6 lead to DBC dysfunction, and underlie the human condition autosomal recessive complete congenital stationary night blindness. Mouse mutants for Grm6 are important models for this condition. Here we report a new Grm6 mutant, identified in an electroretinogram (ERG) screen of mice maintained at The Jackson Laboratory. The Grm6(nob8) mouse has a reduced amplitude b-wave component of the ERG, which reflects light-evoked DBC activity...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480192/localized-irradiation-of-mouse-legs-using-an-image-guided-robotic-linear-accelerator
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Markus Kufeld, Helena Escobar, Andreas Marg, Diana Pasemann, Volker Budach, Simone Spuler
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential of human satellite cells in muscle regeneration small animal models are useful to evaluate muscle regeneration. To suppress the inherent regeneration ability of the tibialis muscle of mice before transplantation of human muscle fibers, a localized irradiation of the mouse leg should be conducted. We analyzed the feasibility of an image-guided robotic irradiation procedure, a routine treatment method in radiation oncology, for the focal irradiation of mouse legs...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476183/influence-of-endogenous-estradiol-progesterone-allopregnanolone-and-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-on-brain-resting-state-functional-connectivity-across-the-menstrual-cycle
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Sabrina K Syan, Luciano Minuzzi, Dustin Costescu, Mara Smith, Olivia R Allega, Marg Coote, Geoffrey B C Hall, Benicio N Frey
OBJECTIVE: To [1] study brain resting state functional connectivity (Rs-FC) in a well-characterized sample of healthy women in the mid-follicular and late luteal phases of the menstrual cycle; and [2] examine the correlation between endogenous E2, P, allopregnanolone, and DHEAS and patterns of Rs-FC across the menstrual cycle. DESIGN: We studied the Rs-FC of the default mode network, salience network, meso-paralimbic network, fronto-parietal network, visual network, and sensorimotor network in the mid-follicular and late luteal phases...
May 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427727/implementation-of-human-trafficking-education-and-treatment-algorithm-in-the-emergency-department
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Amber Egyud, Kimberly Stephens, Brenda Swanson-Bierman, Marge DiCuccio, Kimberly Whiteman
PROBLEM: Health care professionals have not been successful in recognizing or rescuing victims of human trafficking. The purpose of this project was to implement a screening system and treatment algorithm in the emergency department to improve the identification and rescue of victims of human trafficking. The lack of recognition by health care professionals is related to inadequate education and training tools and confusion with other forms of violence such as trauma and sexual assault...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424799/role-of-psychological-resilience-on-health-outcomes-in-hospitalized-patients-with-acute-illness-a-scoping-review
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Elen Marged Bradley-Roberts, Christian P Subbe
Recovery from Acute Illness is dependent on severity of illness. We aimed to investigate whether resilience as the 'ability to bounce back' might also affect recovery. We conducted a scoping review to identify gaps in the existing literature. We used emergency care, intensive care, critical care and trauma as surrogates for acute illness. We mapped synonyms for resilience and selected 'resilience' and 'robustness'. The search was limited to adult patients admitted to hospitals. We found strong evidence for psychological sequelae of acute illness but no research focusing specifically on the concepts of resilience or robustness and no interventional studies in the acute hospital setting...
2017: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407044/health-insurance-type-and-control-of-hypertension-among-us-women-living-with-and-without-hiv-infection-in-the-women-s-interagency-hiv-study
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Christina Ludema, Stephen R Cole, Joseph J Eron, G Mark Holmes, Kathryn Anastos, Jennifer Cocohoba, Marge H Cohen, Hannah L F Cooper, Elizabeth T Golub, Seble Kassaye, Deborah Konkle-Parker, Lisa Metsch, Joel Milam, Tracey E Wilson, Adaora A Adimora
BACKGROUND: Health care access is an important determinant of health. We assessed the effect of health insurance status and type on blood pressure control among US women living with (WLWH) and without HIV. METHODS: We used longitudinal cohort data from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). WIHS participants were included at their first study visit since 2001 with incident uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) (i.e., BP ≥140/90 and at which BP at the prior visit was controlled (i...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395847/progress-and-inequities-in-maternal-mortality-in-afghanistan-ramos-ii-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Linda Bartlett, Amnesty LeFevre, Linnea Zimmerman, Sayed Ataullah Saeedzai, Sabera Torkamani, Weeda Zabih, Hannah Tappis, Stan Becker, Peter Winch, Marge Koblinsky, Ahmed Javed Rahmanzai
BACKGROUND: The risk of maternal death in Afghanistan is among the highest in the world; however, the risks within the country are poorly understood. Subnational maternal mortality estimates are needed along with a broader understanding of determinants to guide future maternal health programmes. Here we aimed to study maternal mortality risk and causes, care-seeking patterns, and costs within the country. METHODS: We did a household survey (RAMOS-II) in the urban area of Kabul city and the rural area of Ragh, Badakshan...
May 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292617/obesity-pandemic-causes-consequences-and-solutions-but-do-we-have-the-will
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David R Meldrum, Marge A Morris, Joseph C Gambone
Obesity has become pandemic owing to an obesogenic environment (inexpensive calorie dense food, technologies and structure of communities that reduce or replace physical activity, and inexpensive nonphysical entertainment) and excessive emphasis on low fat intake resulting in excessive intake of simple carbohydrates and sugar. Effects are greater for women owing to their smaller size and extra weight gain with each pregnancy, with 38% of American adult women being obese. Women are responsible for more than three-fourths of the more than 400 billion dollars of excess direct health care expenditures due to obesity...
April 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271893/marh-a-bifunctional-enzyme-involved-in-the-condensation-and-hydroxylation-steps-of-the-marineosin-biosynthetic-pathway
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Wanli Lu, Papireddy Kancharla, Kevin A Reynolds
A novel bifunctional enzyme, MarH, has been identified, and its key functional role in the marineosin biosynthesis successfully probed. MarH catalyzes (1) a condensation step between 4-methoxy-2,2'-bipyrrole-5-carboxaldehyde (MBC) and 2-undecylpyrrole (UP) to form undecylprodiginine (UPG) and (2) hydroxylation of the alkyl chain of UPG to form the (S)-23-hydroxyundecylprodiginine (HUPG), which is essential for MarG catalyzed bicyclization toward the formation of an unusual spiro-tetrahydropyran-aminal ring of marineosins...
March 8, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266239/guideline-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-primary-idiopathic-clubfoot
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Arnold T Besselaar, Ralph J B Sakkers, Hans A Schuppers, Melinda M E H Witbreuk, Elgun V C M Zeegers, Jan D Visser, Robert A Boekestijn, Sacha D Margés, M C Marieke Van der Steen, Koert N J Burger
- A delegation of 6 pediatric orthopedic surgeons from the Dutch Orthopedic Association (NOV) and 2 members of the board of the Dutch Parents' Association for children with clubfoot created the guideline "The diagnosis and treatment of primary idiopathic clubfeet" between April 2011 and February 2014. The development of the guideline was supported by a professional methodologist from the Dutch Knowledge Institute of Medical Specialists. This evidence-based guideline process was new and unique, in the sense that the process was initiated by a parents' association...
June 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247031/benefit-on-motor-and-non-motor-behavior-in-a-specialized-unit-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Thomas Müller, Gabi Öhm, Kathrin Eilert, Katharina Möhr, Stephanie Rotter, Thomas Haas, Matthias Küchler, Sven Lütge, Marion Marg, Hartmut Rothe
Treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease in specialized units is quite common in Germany. Data on the benefit of this hospitalization of patients with Parkinson's disease on motor and non-motor symptoms in conjunction with standardized tests are rare. Objective was to determine the efficacy of this therapeutic setting. We scored disease severity and performed clinical tests, respectively, instrumental procedures under standardized conditions in consecutively referred in-patients initially and at the end of their hospital stay...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122896/prognostic-significance-of-venous-thromboembolic-events-in-disseminated-germ-cell-cancer-patients
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Enrique Gonzalez-Billalabeitia, Daniel Castellano, Nora Sobrevilla, Josep Guma, David Hervas, Maria I Luengo, Jorge Aparicio, Alfonso Sanchez-Muñoz, Begoña Mellado, Alberto Saenz, Claudia Valverde, Antonio Fernandez, Mireia Margeli, Ignacio Duran, Sara Fernandez, Javier Sastre, Silverio Ros, Pablo Maroto, Ray Manneh, Pablo Cerezuela, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas
BACKGROUND: Disseminated germ cell cancers are at high risk of developing thromboembolic complications. We evaluated the prognostic value of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in disseminated germ cell cancer.  METHODS: Patients with germ cell cancer receiving upfront platinum-containing chemotherapy between 2004 and 2014 were pooled from the Spanish Germ Cell Cancer Group (SGCCG) registry and reviewed for the presence of VTE. Results were validated in an independent international group of patients...
January 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113186/epidural-spinal-stimulation-to-improve-bladder-bowel-and-sexual-function-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injuries-a-framework-for-clinical-research
#17
Roderic I Pettigrew, William J Heetderks, Christine A Kelley, Grace C Y Peng, Steven H Krosnick, Lyn B Jakeman, Katharine D Egan, Michael Marge
While some recent studies that apply epidural spinal cord stimulation (SCS) have demonstrated a breakthrough in improvement of the health and quality of the life of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), the numbers of people who have received SCS are small. This is in sharp contrast to the thousands of persons worldwide living with SCI who have no practical recourse or hope of recovery of lost functions. Thus, the vision is to understand the full potential of this new intervention and to determine if it is safe and effective in a larger cohort, and if it is scalable so that it can be made available to all those who might benefit...
February 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092067/interrelations-among-the-adipocytokines-leptin-and-adiponectin-oxidative-stress-and-aseptic-inflammation-markers-in-pre-and-early-pubertal-normal-weight-and-obese-boys
#18
George Paltoglou, Maria Schoina, George Valsamakis, Nicolaos Salakos, Alexandra Avloniti, Athanasios Chatzinikolaou, Alexandra Margeli, Chrysanthi Skevaki, Maria Papagianni, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, Ioannis G Fatouros, George Mastorakos
PURPOSE: Presumed interrelationships among deleterious aspects of adipose tissue metabolism, inflammation, and cellular oxidative stress could be influenced by pubertal hormonal changes. They were investigated in pre- and early pubertal normal-weight and obese boys before and after an exercise bout employed as an energy demanding stimulator. METHODS: Cross-sectional study. Seventy-six healthy pre- (mean ± SD, 10.6 ± 0.2 years old, 28 normal-weight, and 11 obese) and early-(11...
January 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002484/renal-fibrosis-mrna-classifier-validation-in-experimental-lithium-induced-interstitial-fibrosis-in-the-rat-kidney
#19
Hans-Peter Marti, Aaron Jeffs, Andreas Scherer, John Leader, Catherine Leader, Jennifer Bedford, Robert Walker
Accurate diagnosis of fibrosis is of paramount clinical importance. A human fibrosis classifier based on metzincins and related genes (MARGS) was described previously. In this investigation, expression changes of MARGS genes were explored and evaluated to examine whether the MARGS-based algorithm has any diagnostic value in a rat model of lithium nephropathy. Male Wistar rats (n = 12) were divided into 2 groups (n = 6). One group was given a diet containing lithium (40 mmol/kg food for 7 days, followed by 60mmol/kg food for the rest of the experimental period), while a control group (n = 6) was fed a normal diet...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002175/executive-summary-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-best-practice-guideline-for-care-of-patients-with-a-fecal-diversion
#20
Debbie Miller, Emily Pearsall, Debra Johnston, Monica Frecea, Marg McKenzie
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal program developed to decrease postoperative complications, improve patient safety and satisfaction, and promote early discharge. In the province of Ontario, Canada, a standardized approach to the care of adult patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery (including benign and malignant diseases) was adopted by 15 hospitals in March 2013. All colorectal surgery patients with or without an ostomy were included in the ERAS program targeting a length of stay of 3 days for colon surgery and 4 days for rectal surgery...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
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