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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107430/discontinuation-from-antiretroviral-therapy-a-continuing-challenge-among-adults-in-hiv-care-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul Ward, Kifle Woldemichael Hajito, Garumma Tolu Feyissa, Leila Mohammadi, Lillian Mwanri
BACKGROUND: Discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces the immunological benefit of treatment and increases complications related to human immune-deficiency virus (HIV). However, the risk factors for ART discontinuation are poorly understood in developing countries particularly in Ethiopia. This review aimed to assess the best available evidence regarding risk factors for ART discontinuation in Ethiopia. METHODS: Quantitative studies conducted in Ethiopia between 2002 and 2015 that evaluated factors associated with ART discontinuation were sought across six major databases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103903/intraoperative-radiotherapy-iort-as-boost-in-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Felix Sedlmayer, Roland Reitsamer, Frederik Wenz, Elena Sperk, Christoph Fussl, Julia Kaiser, Ingrid Ziegler, Franz Zehentmayr, Heinz Deutschmann, Peter Kopp, Gerd Fastner
The term IORT (intraoperative radiotherapy) is currently used for various techniques that show huge differences in dose delivery and coverage of the tissue at risk. The largest evidence for boost IORT preceding whole breast irradiation (WBI) originates from intraoperative electron treatments (IOERT) with single doses around 10 Gy. At median follow-up periods at 6 years, outstandingly low local recurrence rates of less than 1% are observed. Higher local relapse rates were described for G3 tumors and triple negative breast cancers as well as for IORT following primary systemic treatment for locally advanced tumors...
January 19, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102924/current-practices-related-to-family-presence-during-acute-deterioration-in-adult-emergency-department-patients
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Megan J Youngson, Judy Currey, Julie Considine
AIMS: To explore the characteristics and interactions of clinicians, patients and family members during management of the deteriorating adult patient in the Emergency Department. BACKGROUND: Previous research into family presence during resuscitation has identified many positive outcomes when families are included. However, over that last three decades the epidemiology of acute clinical deterioration has changed, with a decrease in in-hospital cardiac arrests and an increase in acute clinical deterioration...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101497/the-factors-that-influence-postoperative-stability-of-the-dental-implants-in-posterior-edentulous-maxilla
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Yun-Ho Kim, Na-Rae Choi, Yong-Deok Kim
BACKGROUND: All clinicians are aware of the difficulty of installing a dental implant in posterior maxilla because of proximate position of maxillary sinus, insufficient bone width, and lower bone density. This study is to examine which factors will make the implantation in the posterior maxilla more difficult, and which factors will affect the postoperative implant stability in this region. METHODS: Five hundred seventy-three fixtures on the maxilla posterior were included for this study from all the patients who underwent an installation of the dental implant fixture from January 2010 to December 2014 at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Pusan National University Dental Hospital (Yangsan, Korea)...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100119/distribution-of-saccharides-and-salts-on-amphoteric-ion-exchange-resin
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Yuki Sha, Ayako Hasegawa, Utano Aimoto, Shuji Adachi
An amphoteric ion-exchange resin hardly shrank in 550 and 300 g/L glucose and sodium chloride solutions, respectively; however, the bed packed with a cation-exchange resin shrank considerably. From the distribution coefficients of some saccharides, the swelling pressure of the amphoteric ion-exchange resin was estimated to be 2.0 MPa at 25 °C. The distribution coefficients of glucose, galactose, fructose, and mannose were independent of their concentration and were about 0.621. On the other hand, the apparent distribution coefficients of NaF, NaCl, NaBr, NaI, LiCl, KCl, and CsCl largely depended on concentration...
January 19, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097415/anesthesia-practices-for-interventional-radiology-in-europe
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Alessandra Vari, Afshin Gangi
PURPOSE: The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) prompted an initiative to frame the current European status of anesthetic practices for interventional radiology, in consideration of the current variability of IR suite settings, staffing and anesthetic practices reported in the literature and of the growing debate on sedation administered by non-anesthesiologists, in Europe. METHODS: Anonymous online survey available to all European CIRSE members to assess IR setting, demographics, peri-procedural care, anesthetic management, resources and staffing, pain management, data collection, safety, management of emergencies and personal opinions on the role CIRSE should have in promoting anesthetic care for interventional radiology...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092509/a-bci-based-environmental-control-system-for-patients-with-severe-spinal-cord-injuries
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Rui Zhang, Qihong Wang, Kai Li, Shenghong He, Si Qin, Zhenghui Feng, Yang Chen, Pingxia Song, Tingyan Yang, Yuandong Zhang, Zhuliang Yu, Yaohua Hu, Ming Shao, Yuanqing Li
: This study proposes an event-related potential (ERP) BCI-based environmental control system that integrates household electrical appliances, a nursing bed, and an intelligent wheelchair to provide daily assistance to paralyzed patients with severe spinal cord injuries (SCIs). METHODS: An asynchronous mode is used to switch the environmental control system on or off or to select a device (e.g., a TV) for achieving selfpaced control. In the asynchronous mode, we introduce several pseudo-keys and a verification mechanism to effectively reduce the false operation rate...
January 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092189/life-adverse-experiences-in-relation-with-obesity-and-binge-eating-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Giovanni Luca Palmisano, Marco Innamorati, Johan Vanderlinden
Background and aims Several studies report a positive association between adverse life experiences and adult obesity. Despite the high comorbidity between binge eating disorder (BED) and obesity, few authors have studied the link between trauma and BED. In this review the association between exposure to adverse life experiences and a risk for the development of obesity and BED in adulthood is explored. Methods Based on a scientific literature review in Medline, PubMed and PsycInfo databases, the results of 70 studies (N = 306,583 participants) were evaluated including 53 studies on relationship between adverse life experiences and obesity, 7 studies on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in relation to obesity, and 10 studies on the association between adverse life experiences and BED...
March 2016: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091978/patient-specific-optimisation-of-administered-activity-and-acquisition-times-for-18-f-fdg-pet-imaging
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Fred Wickham, Helena McMeekin, Maria Burniston, Daniel McCool, Deborah Pencharz, Annah Skillen, Thomas Wagner
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to identify a method for optimising the administered activity and acquisition time for (18)F-FDG PET imaging, yielding images of consistent quality for patients with varying body sizes and compositions, while limiting radiation doses to patients and staff. Patients referred for FDG scans had bioimpedance measurements. They were injected with 3 MBq/kg of (18)F up to 370 MBq and scanned on a Siemens Biograph mCT at 3 or 4 min per bed position...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079816/a-comparison-study-between-gross-tumor-volumes-defined-by-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-postoperative-specimens-and-tumor-bed-for-radiotherapy-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Aiping Zhang, Jianbin Li, Wei Wang, Yongsheng Wang, Dianbin Mu, Zhaoqiu Chen, Qian Shao, Fengxiang Li
BACKGROUND: The identification and contouring of target volume is important for breast-conserving therapy. The aim of the study was to compare preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), postoperative pathology, excised specimens' (ES) size, and tumor bed (TB) delineation as methods for determining the gross tumor volume (GTV) for radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MRI and radiotherapy after BCS were enrolled...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074803/prayer-sign-as-a-marker-of-increased-ventilatory-hours-length-of-intensive-care-unit-and-hospital-stay-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Tanveer Singh Kundra, Parminder Kaur, N Manjunatha
CONTEXT: Various predictors have been used to predict diabetic patients who are likely to have increased ventilatory hours and an increased length of stay (LOS) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as well as in the hospital after undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, for example, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The authors propose a simple bed-side test, i.e., the prayer sign to predict increased ventilatory hours and increased length of ICU and hospital stay. AIMS: The aim of the present study was to assess whether any association exists between a positive prayer sign and increased ventilatory hours, length of ICU and hospital stay after CABG surgery in diabetic patients...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073561/development-of-real-time-rt-pcr-for-detecting-viable-cochlodinium-polykrikoides-dinophyceae-cysts-in-sediment
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Tae Gyu Park, Jin Joo Kim, Won Jin Kim, Kyoung Mi Won
Morphological observations have confirmed that cysts are produced by dinoflagellates. However, finding a seed bed or unknown cysts in field samples by microscopy is extremely time consuming. Real-time PCR has been used to facilitate the detection of dinoflagellate cysts in sediment. However, DNA from dead vegetative cells remaining on the surface sediment may persist for a long period of time, which can cause false positive DNA detection. In this study, a non-quantitative RNA targeted probe using real-time RT-PCR was developed for detection of viable cysts in sediment...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073176/parental-perceptions-of-clown-care-in-paediatric-intensive-care-units
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Guillaume Mortamet, Audrey Merckx, Nadia Roumeliotis, Caroline Simonds, Sylvain Renolleau, Philippe Hubert
AIM: The objective of this study was to report family satisfaction with regards to the presence of clowns in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: This is a single-centre survey-based study, conducted over 4 months in a 12-bed third level PICU in a university hospital. All parents present at the bedside of their child during clowning were considered as potential participants. Eligible parents were approached by one of the two intensivists as investigators and asked to complete a survey within the 48 h following the clowns' intervention...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068999/intention-to-leave-profession-psychosocial-environment-and-self-rated-health-among-registered-nurses-from-large-hospitals-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daiana Rangel de Oliveira, Rosane Härter Griep, Luciana Fernandes Portela, Lucia Rotenberg
BACKGROUND: Nurses' intention to leave their profession is a worldwide concern. Studies have shown that it can take the form of a chain reaction: many nurses first leave the unit, then the hospital, and finally the profession. Organisation and other labour factors, personal and conjunctural, have been associated with the intention to quit nursing. This study aimed to examine the factors associated with the intention to leave the profession among registered nurses (RNs) at large public hospitals in Brazil...
January 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068512/modulation-of-intersectin-1s-lung-expression-induces-obliterative-remodeling-and-severe-plexiform-arteriopathy-in-the-murine-pulmonary-vascular-bed
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Monal Patel, Dan Predescu, Cristina Bardita, Jiwang Chen, Niranjan Jeganathan, Melanie Pritchard, Salvatore DiBartolo, Roberto Machado, Sanda Predescu
Murine models of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) that recapitulate the plexiform and obliterative arteriopathy seen in PAH patients and help in defining the molecular mechanisms involved are missing. Herein, we investigated whether intersectin-1s (ITSN) deficiency and prolonged lung expression of an ITSN fragment with endothelial cell (EC) proliferative potential (EHITSN), present in the lungs of PAH animal models and human patients, induce formation of plexiform/obliterative lesions and defined the molecular mechanisms involved...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068425/predictive-factors-for-pressure-ulcers-in-an-older-adult-population-hospitalized-for-hip-fractures-a-prognostic-cohort-study
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Paolo Chiari, Cristiana Forni, Monica Guberti, Domenica Gazineo, Sabrina Ronzoni, Fabio D'Alessandro
BACKGROUND: Older adult patients with fragility hip fractures constitute a population at high risk for complications, in particular pressure ulcers. The aim was to evaluate the incidence of pressure ulcers and potential predictive factors. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A prospective multicentric prognostic cohort study in orthopedic wards in three Italian public hospitals. Participants were all consecutive patients 65 years of age or older diagnosed with a fragility hip fracture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066503/why-do-psychiatric-patients-in-korea-stay-longer-in-hospital
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EDITORIAL
Agnus M Kim
Korea is the only developed country that saw an increase in the number of psychiatric beds with the longest average length of stay of psychiatric patients for the past decades. This phenomenon can be explained regarding the payment system, the law, and society. Korea is in a critical position concerning mental health policy. How it paves the way for reducing psychiatric admissions will provide a model for rearranging the interests of different social groups for the sake of a higher value, that of human rights...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057315/nurse-staffing-and-30-day-readmission-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-a-10-year-retrospective-study-of-patient-hospitalization
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Seung Ju Kim, Eun-Cheol Park, Kyu-Tae Han, Sun Jung Kim, Tae Hyun Kim
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity in many countries, and it has high rate of hospital readmissions due to recurrent exacerbations of the disease. Many previous studies have suggested further examination of the factors that contribute to hospital readmissions of COPD patients. However, evidence on the effects of nurse staffing by registered nurses (RNs) on the readmission of COPD patients is lacking in Korea. The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of nurse staffing on hospital readmissions of COPD patients...
December 2016: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053610/evaluation-of-stability-and-biocompatibility-of-phema-pmma-keratoprosthesis-by-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-rabbits
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Yawon Hwang, Gonhyung Kim
Artificial corneas have been developed as an alternative to natural donor tissue to replace damaged or diseased corneas. This study was conducted to evaluate the stability and biocompatibility of PHEMA-PMMA [poly (2-hydroxyl methacrylate)-poly (methyl methacrylate)] keratoprostheses in rabbits following penetrating keratoplasty. Sixteen male New Zealand White rabbits aged 16 weeks were divided into three groups. Group I and group II contained six rabbits each, while the control group had four rabbits. Experimental surgery was conducted under general anesthesia...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052759/exploring-the-use-of-routinely-available-retrospective-data-to-study-the-association-between-malaria-control-scale-up-and-micro-economic-outcomes-in-zambia
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Alison Comfort, Anthony Leegwater, Sharon Nakhimovsky, Henry Kansembe, Busiku Hamainza, Benson Bwalya, Martin Alilio, Ben Johns, Lauren Olsho
BACKGROUND: Country-level evidence on the impact of malaria control on micro-economic outcomes is vital for mobilizing domestic and donor resources for malaria control. Using routinely available survey data could facilitate this investigation in a cost-efficient way. METHODS: The authors used Malaria Indicator Surveys (MIS) and Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS) data from 2006 to 2010 for all 72 districts in Zambia to relate malaria control scale-up with household food spending (proxy for household well-being), educational attainment and agricultural production...
January 4, 2017: Malaria Journal
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