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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102534/evacuation-performance-evaluation-tool
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Sharon Farra, Elaine T Miller, Matthew Gneuhs, Nathan Timm, Gengxin Li, Ashley Simon, Whittney Brady
OBJECTIVE: Hospitals conduct evacuation exercises to improve performance during emergency events. An essential aspect in this process is the creation of reliable and valid evaluation tools. The objective of this article is to describe the development and implications of a disaster evacuation performance tool that measures one portion of the very complex process of evacuation. DESIGN: Through the application of the Delphi technique and DeVellis's framework, disaster and neonatal experts provided input in developing this performance evaluation tool...
April 2016: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097469/laparoscopic-assisted-percutaneous-endoscopic-cecostomy-lapec-in-children-and-young-adults
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Shifra Koyfman, Kristen Swartz, Allan M Goldstein, Kyle Staller
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the safety and efficacy of the laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous endoscopic cecostomy (LAPEC) procedure both in children and young adults, along with review of their pre-operative motility profiles, antegrade continence enema (ACE) regimen, and postoperative complications. METHODS: This retrospective review investigated 38 patients (32 children and 6 young adults) that underwent the LAPEC procedure. Primary outcomes evaluated were success versus failure of the procedure and post-operative complications...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094679/a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-pediatric-tele-echocardiography-service-to-treat-triage-and-reduce-trans-pacific-transport
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Christopher A Rouse, Brandon T Woods, C Becket Mahnke
Introduction Tele-echocardiography can ensure prompt diagnosis and prevent the unnecessary transport of infants without critical congenital heart disease, particularly at isolated locations lacking access to tertiary care medical centers. Methods We retrospectively reviewed all infants who underwent tele-echocardiography at a remote 16-bed level IIIB NICU from June 2005 to March 2014. Tele-echocardiograms were completed by cardiac sonographers in Okinawa, Japan, and transmitted asynchronously for review by pediatric cardiologists in Hawaii...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066666/ct-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-pulmonary-malignant-tumors
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Wei-Chun Ko, Yee-Fan Lee, Yi-Chang Chen, Ning Chien, Yu-Sen Huang, Yao-Hui Tseng, Jang-Ming Lee, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Jin-Shing Chen, Yeun-Chung Chang
BACKGROUND: Microwave ablation (MWA) of lung tumors is a new approach for local tumor control. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the preliminary results of safety and efficacy of MWA with a dynamic frequency range (902-928 MHz) and power (10-32 W) for local tumor control of thoracic malignancies. METHODS: From December 1, 2013 to February 1, 2016, there were total 32 lung tumors among 15 patients (7 men, 8 women, age range 43-82 years, mean 57...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061918/clinical-experience-and-learning-style-of-flight-nurse-and-aeromedical-evacuation-technician-students
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Marla J De Jong, Susan F Dukes, Karey M Dufour, Darcy L Mortimer
BACKGROUND: The clinical experience and preferred learning style of U.S. Air Force flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians are unknown. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional survey design, we gathered data regarding the clinical experience, level of comfort providing clinical care, and preferred learning style of 77 active duty (AD), Air Force Reserve (AFR), and Air National Guard (ANG) nurses enrolled in the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Flight Nurse course, and 121 AD, AFR, and ANG medical technicians enrolled in the Aeromedical Evacuation Technician course...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046975/su-f-j-130-margin-determination-for-hypofractionated-partial-breast-irradiation
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C Geady, B Keller, M Ruschin, E Hahn, N Makhani, S Bosnic, D Vesprini, H Soliman, J Lee, C McCann
PURPOSE: To determine the Planning Target Volume (PTV) margin for Hypofractionated Partial Breast Irradiation (HPBI) using the van Herk formalism (M=2.5∑+0.7σ). HPBI is a novel technique intended to provide local control in breast cancer patients not eligible for surgical resection, using 40 Gy in 5 fractions prescribed to the gross disease. METHODS: Setup uncertainties were quantified through retrospective analysis of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) data sets, collected prior to (prefraction) and after (postfraction) treatment delivery...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045725/utilization-of-stand-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-a-high-risk-parturient-with-methamphetamine-associated-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-dilation-and-evacuation-a-case-report
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Cesar Padilla, Antonio Hernandez Conte, Danny Ramzy, Lorraine Lubin, Troy LaBounty, Judith H Chung, Ying Zeng
Parturients may present with evidence of acute heart failure or respiratory distress during the peripartum period. This case report documents utilization of "stand-by" extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for a 40-year-old woman with a history of severe left ventricular dysfunction who presented for elective dilation and evacuation of triplets at 20 weeks' gestation. The patient's medical history was significant for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, methamphetamine use (acute/chronic), and cardiac-respiratory arrest before her previous emergent cesarean delivery...
December 30, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041610/-paediatric-pharmacobezoar-in-vitamin-overdose
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Nataliz Vega-Mata, Laura Fernández-García, Carolina Lara-Cardenas, Lucía Raposo-Rodríguez, María Montes-Granda
BACKGROUND: Pharmacobezoars are aggregates of undigested medications that accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract and can cause obstructive or toxic complications. In this paper, the first case is reported of a paediatric pharmacobezoar formation after a vitamin overdose. The objective of this report is to prevent the occurrence of this complication and the action to be taken. CLINIC CASE: A 6-year-old child, 6h after ingesting 40 chewable tablets of a hydrophobic vitamin E with high capacity to form a pharmacobezoar, underwent urgent oesophagogastroscopy...
December 29, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031072/preparedness-in-long-term-care-a-novel-approach-to-address-gaps-in-evacuation-tracking
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Emilie Y Prot, Bruce Clements
With an aging population, the number of elderly individuals residing in long-term care (LTC) facilities will continue to grow and pose unique challenges to disaster preparedness and response. With this rapidly growing vulnerable population, it becomes imperative to identify enhanced and novel preparedness strategies and measures. LTC residents not only have complicated medical needs, including the timing of dispensing multiple medications, but frequently have cognitive and mobility deficits as well. In nearly every major disaster, elderly populations have suffered disproportionate morbidity and mortality...
December 29, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027557/pathological-personality-development-after-the-chornobyl-disaster-and-the-anti-terrorist-operation
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K M Loganovsky, M V Gresko
: Objective of the study was to determine pathological changes of the personality of the clean up workers (liquida tors) of the Chornobyl accident and the participants in the anti terrorist operation (ATO) in Eastern Ukraine and radiation threat perception assessment.Design, object and methods. The cross sectional and retrospective assessments of the clean up workers of the Chornobyl accident (n = 185), evacuees from the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (n = 112) from the randomized sample of individuals who are registered in the Clinical and epidemiological registry (CER) of the State Institution «National Research Center for Radiation Medicine of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine» [NRCRM] and partici pants of the ATO in Eastern Ukraine (n = 62) who underwent treatment and rehabilitation in the Department of Radiation Psychoneurology of the NRCRM Clinic have been done...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009388/acute-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-on-board-a-cruise-ship-in-the-antarctic-peninsula
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Mathieu Carron, Peter Globokar, Bruno A Sicard
Antarctic tourism on board cruise ships has expanded since the 1990s, essentially in the Antarctic Peninsula. Due to remoteness, medical cases may evolve into life threatening conditions as emergency medical evacuations are challenging. We discuss the case of a young crew member who suddenly fainted with an epigastric pain and abundant rectal bleeding while on board a cruise ship heading to the Deception Island (62°57.6 South, 60°29.5 West), 44 h away from Ushuaia by sea. A medical evacuation was necessary to save the patient whose haemoglobin level rapidly decreased from 11 g/dL to 8...
2016: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997551/the-prevalence-and-symptoms-characteristic-of-functional-constipation-using-rome-iii-diagnostic-criteria-among-tertiary-education-students
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Ying Jye Lim, Jamaluddin Rosita, Jin Yu Chieng, Abu Saad Hazizi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Functional constipation is very common with heterogeneous symptoms that have substantial impact on patient quality of life as well as medical resources which are rarely reported as life-threatening. The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence and symptoms characteristic of functional constipation (FC) by using Rome III diagnostic criteria among tertiary education students with an intention to introduce treatment in the future. METHODS: Demographic, socio-economics characteristics and symptoms of FC using the Rome III criteria were sought using a questionnaire administered to Malaysian students in a tertiary education setting...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984035/trends-in-gestational-age-at-time-of-surgical-abortion-for-fetal-aneuploidy-and-structural-abnormalities
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Anne R Davis, Sarah K Horvath, Paula M Castaño
BACKGROUND: Screening for fetal aneuploidy has evolved over the past two decades. Whether these advances impact gestational age at abortion has received little study. OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in the gestational age at the time of abortion by fetal diagnosis over an eleven-year study period. We hypothesized that gestational age at time of abortion would decrease for fetal aneuploidy but remain unchanged for structural abnormalities. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective case series of all women undergoing surgical abortion for fetal aneuploidy or structural abnormalities up to 24 weeks gestation from 2004 through 2014 in a hospital operating room setting at a single, urban medical center...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979421/a-comparison-between-evacuation-from-the-scene-and-interhospital-transportation-using-a-helicopter-for-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Kouhei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Yasuaki Nakao, Takuji Yamamoto, Youichi Yanagawa
PURPOSE: We investigated the changes in the vital signs and the final outcomes subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients who were evacuated from the scene using the doctor-helicopter (Dr. Heli) service and those who only underwent interhospital transportation using the doctor-helicopter Dr. Heli service to investigate safety of this system METHODS: We retrospectively investigated all of the patients with non-traumatic SAH who were transported by a Dr. Heli between January 2010 and March 2016...
December 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941579/early-life-stress-fkbp5-polymorphisms-and-quantitative-glycemic-traits
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Anna Suarez, Jari Lahti, Eero Kajantie, Johan G Eriksson, Katri Räikkönen
OBJECTIVE: Early life stress (ELS) has been shown to influence health later in life. Functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, regulated partly by FKBP5 gene, may moderate these effects. We examined whether FKBP5 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) interact with ELS on type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and quantitative glycemic traits. METHODS: 1,728 Helsinki Birth Cohort Study participants born 1934-44 were genotyped for FKBP5 SNPs (rs1360780, rs9394309, rs9470080), administered a 2-h (75 g) oral glucose tolerance test and a questionnaire on physician-diagnosed and medication use for chronic diseases at a mean age of 61...
December 9, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929232/the-pretravel-consultation
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Christopher Sanford, Adam McConnell, Justin Osborn
Key components of the pretravel consultation include intake questions regarding the traveler's anticipated itinerary and medical history; immunizations; malaria prophylaxis; and personal protection measures against arthropod bites, traveler's diarrhea, and injury. Most vaccinations that are appropriate for international travelers are included in the routine domestic immunization schedule; only a few travel-specific vaccines must also be discussed. The most common vaccine-preventable illnesses in international travelers are influenza and hepatitis A...
October 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891176/a-series-of-patients-with-purging-type-anorexia-nervosa-who-do-tube-vomiting
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Takeshi Horie, Saki Harashima, Ryo Yoneda, Maiko Hiraide, Shuji Inada, Makoto Otani, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
BACKGROUND: It is important for clinicians to assess their patients' purging behavior. Various methods of purging, such as self-induced vomiting are well-known. Because patients do not always report their purging behavior, knowing the clinical signs that indicate the behavior is useful. However, we have experienced patients who did not have the reported physical signs of self-induced vomiting because they used hoses instead of their fingers to purge their stomach contents, which they call "tube vomiting"...
2016: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885342/venous-adventitial-cystic-disease-a-review-of-45-cases-treated-since-1963
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Corey Bascone, Mazen Iqbal, Patrick Narh-Martey, Mauricio Szuchmacher, Michael Cicchillo, Kambhampaty V Krishnasastry
Purpose. To review and identify the most accurate ways of diagnosing and treating adventitial cystic disease (ACD) of the venous system. Methods. Cases of ACD were collected through three popular medical databases, including PubMed, Cochrane, OVID, and MEDLINE. After reviewing the literature, the sites of occurrence of 323 cases of adventitial cystic disease were documented, and all cases of arterial ACD were excluded. The clinical features, treatment, and subsequent course of 45 cases of venous ACD are included in this paper...
2016: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871315/management-of-uterine-rupture-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Gregory Edie Halle-Ekane, Charlotte Nguefack Tchente, Jacques Ernest Nyemb, Eugene Belley-Priso
BACKGROUND: Maternal morbidity and mortality has been a major World Health Organization concern over the years, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reports uterine rupture with severe hypovolemic shock managed at the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon. Early clinical diagnosis is paramount to maternal survival. CASE PRESENTATION: Mrs. MM aged 25 years, G3P2012, of the Bamileke tribe in Cameroon was admitted to our Department in hypovolemic shock BP = 70/40 mmHg, pulse 120 beats per minute, with altered consciousness (Glasgow Coma Scale = 13)...
November 21, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871191/second-trimester-medical-abortion-with-mifepristone-followed-by-unlimited-dosing-of-buccal-misoprostol-in-armenia
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Karmen S Louie, Erica Chong, Tamar Tsereteli, Gayane Avagyan, Ruzanna Abrahamyan, Beverly Winikoff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and acceptability of a regimen using mifepristone and buccal misoprostol with unlimited dosing for second trimester abortion in Armenia. METHODS: Women seeking to terminate 13-22 week pregnancies were enrolled in the study. Participants swallowed 200 mg mifepristone in the clinic and were instructed to return to the hospital for induction 24-48 h later. During induction, women were given 400 μg buccal misoprostol every 3 h until the fetus and placenta were expelled...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
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