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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721444/neovascular-glaucoma-after-proton-beam-therapy-of-choroidal-melanoma-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Aline I Riechardt, Daniel Pilger, Dino Cordini, Ira Seibel, Enken Gundlach, Annette Hager, Antonia M Joussen
PURPOSE: To analyze the risk factors for the development of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) of patients with choroidal melanoma after proton beam therapy (PBT). METHOD: Clinical case series, retrospective study. We evaluated 629 consecutive patients receiving proton beam therapy for the treatment of a choroidal melanoma at the oncology service at Charité, Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum, Berlin between 05/1998 and 11/2008 regarding the development and risk factors of NVG...
July 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720025/perspectives-on-induced-abortion-among-palestinian-women-religion-culture-and-access-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territories
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Sarrah Shahawy, Megan B Diamond
Induced abortion is an important public health issue in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT), where it is illegal in most cases. This study was designed to elicit the views of Palestinian women on induced abortion given the unique religious, ethical and social challenges in the OPT. Sixty Palestinian women were interviewed on their perceptions of the religious implications, social consequences and accessibility of induced abortions in the OPT at Al-Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital in East Jerusalem...
July 19, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714357/pharmaceutical-assistance-programs-for-cancer-patients-in-the-era-of-orally-administered-chemotherapeutics
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Aaron Mitchell, Benyam Muluneh, Rachana Patel, Ethan Basch
Introduction The rising cost of cancer drugs may make treatment unaffordable for some patients. Patients often rely on drug manufacturer-administered Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs (PAPs) to obtain drugs and reduced or no cost. The overall usage of PAPs within cancer care delivery is unknown. Methods We included all cancer patients across an academically affiliated, integrated health system in North Carolina during 2014 ( N = 8591). We identified the subset of patients receiving PAP assistance to afford one or more cancer drugs, in order to calculate the proportion of patients receiving PAP assistance, and the retail value of the assistance...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698705/effects-of-short-term-medical-mission-trips-to-chiapas-mexico-on-the-religiosity-of-the-missionaries
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Katherine A Meidl, Joseph M Meidl, Laura R Meidl, Erik J Meidl
This study evaluates the effects that short-term, foreign, Catholic medical mission trips had on the religiosity of the United States-based participants. The subjects of this study participated in Catholic medical missions to Chiapas State, Mexico, in 2014 and 2015. Twenty-two of forty-two participants responded to a survey to assess for any changes in their religiosity and associated attitudes and behaviors. The results revealed that participation in the medical mission was associated with a significant increase in non-organizational religious activity, intrinsic religiosity, concern for health disparities and the burden of illness in the developing world, the promotion of further missions, the provision of service and/or monetary aid to the poor in the missionary's local community, and an increased likelihood to discuss the Christian faith in conversations with others...
May 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693536/hypothermia-induced-alteration-of-repolarization-impact-on-acute-and-long-term-outcome-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie von Ulmenstein, Christian Storm, Thomas G K Breuer, Sebastian Lask, Philipp Attanasio, Andreas Mügge, Alexander Wutzler
BACKGROUND: The effects of target temperature management (TTM) on the heart aren't thoroughly studied yet. Several studies showed the prolongation of various ECG parameters including Tpeak-Tend-time under TTM. Our study's goal is to evaluate the acute and long-term outcome of these prolongations. METHODS: In this study we included patients with successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest who were admitted to the Charité Virchow Klinikum Berlin or the Heart and Vascular Centre of the Ruhr University Bochum between February 2006 and July 2013 (Berlin) or May 2014 to November 2015 (Bochum)...
July 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691938/genetic-versus-epigenetic-brca1-silencing-pathways-clinical-effects-in-primary-ovarian-cancer-patients-a-study-of-the-tumor-bank-ovarian-cancer-consortium
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Tingting Sun, Ilary Ruscito, Desislava Dimitrova, Radoslav Chekerov, Hagen Kulbe, Udo Baron, Véronique Blanchard, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Silvia Darb-Esfahani, Jalid Sehouli, Sven Olek, Elena Ioana Braicu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess in a large cohort of primary epithelial ovarian cancer patients the incidence and the clinical effect of BRCA1 genetic and epigenetic silencing mechanisms. METHODS: A total of 188 primary epithelial ovarian cancer patients, treated between 2000 and 2011 at the Charité University Hospital of Berlin, were included. The patients' tumor and blood samples were obtained from the Tumor Bank Ovarian Cancer Network (www...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687413/effect-of-azithromycin-on-asthma-exacerbations-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-persistent-uncontrolled-asthma-amazes-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Peter G Gibson, Ian A Yang, John W Upham, Paul N Reynolds, Sandra Hodge, Alan L James, Christine Jenkins, Matthew J Peters, Guy B Marks, Melissa Baraket, Heather Powell, Steven L Taylor, Lex E X Leong, Geraint B Rogers, Jodie L Simpson
BACKGROUND: Exacerbations of asthma cause a substantial global illness burden. Adults with uncontrolled persistent asthma despite maintenance treatment require additional therapy. Since macrolide antibiotics can be used to treat persistent asthma, we aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of oral azithromycin as add-on therapy in patients with uncontrolled persistent asthma on medium-to-high dose inhaled corticosteroids plus a long-acting bronchodilator. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled parallel group trial to determine whether oral azithromycin decreases the frequency of asthma exacerbations in adults (≥18 years) with symptomatic asthma despite current use of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator, and who had no hearing impairment or abnormal prolongation of the corrected QT interval...
July 4, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685639/barriers-to-timely-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-children-with-hearing-impairment-in-a-southern-indian-city-a-qualitative-study-of-parents-and-clinic-staff
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Sri Vamshi Merugumala, Vijay Pothula, Max Cooper
OBJECTIVE: In low income countries, deaf children are identified late due to the absence of a universal screening. Hearing impairment is a common yet neglected disability in India that leads to loss of speech and language. This qualitative study explored barriers to accessing appropriate hearing services in one city in southern India. DESIGN: To identify the barriers in timely management of deafness, 25 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data were examined using Applied Thematic Analysis...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667388/tufted-angiomas-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-head%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-neck
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S M Häußler, F C Uecker, S Knopke, F Roßner, H Olze, A Böttcher
BACKGROUND: Tufted angiomas (TAs) are uncommon benign vascular tumors mostly located cutaneously or subcutaneously in the skin of the neck and upper trunk, which appear during childhood and grow slowly. TAs are a variant of lobular capillary hemangiomas. This is the first study to provide an overview of the current literature in combination with the authors' own clinical experience on this rare entity in the head and neck area with non-dermatological localization. METHODS: A selective Medline and Google Scholar database search was performed...
June 30, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667224/improving-patient-safety-through-better-teamwork-how-effective-are-different-methods-of-simulation-debriefing-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-prospective-and-randomised-study
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Julia Freytag, Fabian Stroben, Wolf E Hautz, Dorothea Eisenmann, Juliane E Kämmer
INTRODUCTION: Medical errors have an incidence of 9% and may lead to worse patient outcome. Teamwork training has the capacity to significantly reduce medical errors and therefore improve patient outcome. One common framework for teamwork training is crisis resource management, adapted from aviation and usually trained in simulation settings. Debriefing after simulation is thought to be crucial to learning teamwork-related concepts and behaviours but it remains unclear how best to debrief these aspects...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655844/demotivating-incentives-and-motivation-crowding-out-in-charitable-giving
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Matthew Chao
Research has shown that extrinsic incentives can crowd out intrinsic motivation in many contexts. Despite this, many nonprofits offer conditional thank-you gifts, such as mugs or tote bags, in exchange for donations. In collaboration with a nonprofit, this study implements a direct mail field experiment and demonstrates that thank-you gifts reduced donation rates in a fundraising campaign. Attention-based multiattribute choice models suggest that this is because prospective donors shift attention to the salient gift offer, causing them to underweight less salient intrinsic motives...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642982/-healthcare-models-for-traumatized-refugees-in-germany
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REVIEW
K Adorjan, U Kluge, A Heinz, T Stamm, M Odenwald, K Dohrmann, R Mokhtari-Nejad, A Hasan, T G Schulze, P Falkai, O Pogarell
People with a migration background are a risk group for psychiatric disorders. Innovative, transnational and sustainable projects are necessary to ensure adequate care for refugees and asylum seekers. Selected projects of the University of Munich, the Charité Berlin and the University of Konstanz show promising approaches in addition to other initiatives.
June 22, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640387/dna-mismatch-repair-deficiency-and-hereditary-syndromes-in-latino-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Charité N Ricker, Diana L Hanna, Cheng Peng, Nathalie T Nguyen, Mariana C Stern, Stephanie L Schmit, Greg E Idos, Ravi Patel, Steven Tsai, Veronica Ramirez, Sonia Lin, Vinay Shamasunadara, Afsaneh Barzi, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Jane C Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: The landscape of hereditary syndromes and clinicopathologic characteristics among US Latino/Hispanic individuals with colorectal cancer (CRC) remains poorly understood. METHODS: A total of 265 patients with CRC who were enrolled in the Hispanic Colorectal Cancer Study were included in the current study. Information regarding CRC risk factors was elicited through interviews, and treatment and survival data were abstracted from clinical charts. Tumor studies and germline genetic testing results were collected from medical records or performed using standard molecular methods...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638326/commentary-decoding-the-charitable-brain-empathy-perspective-taking-and-attention-shifts-differentially-predict-altruistic-giving
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COMMENT
Vanessa Era, Martina Fusaro, Selene Gallo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632563/why-lumbar-artificial-disk-replacements-ladrs-fail
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Kenneth Pettine, Robert Ryu, Fernando Techy
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To determine why artificial disk replacements (ADRs) fail by examining results of 91 patients in FDA studies performed at a single investigational device exemption (IDE) site with minimum 2-year follow-up. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients following lumbar ADR generally achieve their 24-month follow-up results at 3 months postoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Every patient undergoing ADR at 1 IDE site by 2 surgeons was evaluated for clinical success...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605777/racial-differences-in-the-relationship-of-glucose-concentrations-and-hemoglobin-a1c-levels
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Richard M Bergenstal, Robin L Gal, Crystal G Connor, Rose Gubitosi-Klug, Davida Kruger, Beth A Olson, Steven M Willi, Grazia Aleppo, Ruth S Weinstock, Jamie Wood, Michael Rickels, Linda A DiMeglio, Kathleen E Bethin, Santica Marcovina, Andreana Tassopoulos, Sooji Lee, Elaine Massaro, Suzan Bzdick, Brian Ichihara, Eileen Markmann, Paul McGuigan, Stephanie Woerner, Michelle Ecker, Roy W Beck
Background: Debate exists as to whether the higher hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels observed in black persons than in white persons are due to worse glycemic control or racial differences in the glycation of hemoglobin. Objective: To determine whether a racial difference exists in the relationship of mean glucose and HbA1c. Design: Prospective, 12-week observational study. Setting: 10 diabetes centers in the United States...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604205/web-review-preparing-for-hospital
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What? Why? Children in Hospital is a charitable organisation founded in 2015 that has set up a website to prepare parents, carers and children for positive hospital experiences.
June 12, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604084/an-initial-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-german-promis-v1-2-physical-function-item-bank-in-patients-with-a-wide-range-of-health-conditions
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Gregor Liegl, Matthias Rose, Helena Correia, H Felix Fischer, Sibel Kanlidere, Annett Mierke, Alexander Obbarius, Sandra Nolte
OBJECTIVES: To translate the PROMIS Physical Function (PF) item bank version 1.2 into German and to investigate psychometric properties of resulting full bank and seven derived short forms. DESIGN: Cross-sectional psychometric study. SETTING: Inpatient and outpatient clinics of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. SUBJECTS: A total of 10 adult patients with various chronic diseases participated in cognitive debriefing interviews...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602689/empathic-care-and-distress-predictive-brain-markers-and-dissociable-brain-systems
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Yoni K Ashar, Jessica R Andrews-Hanna, Sona Dimidjian, Tor D Wager
Encountering another's suffering can elicit both empathic distress and empathic care-the warm desire to affiliate. It remains unclear whether these two feelings can be accurately and differentially predicted from neural activity and to what extent their neural substrates can be distinguished. We developed fMRI markers predicting moment-by-moment intensity levels of care and distress intensity while participants (n = 66) listened to true biographies describing human suffering. Both markers' predictions correlated strongly with self-report in out-of-sample participants (r = 0...
May 30, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595063/motivations-for-volunteers-in-food-rescue-nutrition
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T Y Mousa, J H Freeland-Graves
OBJECTIVE: A variety of organizations redistribute surplus food to low-income populations through food rescue nutrition. Why volunteers participate in these charitable organizations is unclear. The aim of this study is to document the participation and motivations of volunteers who are involved specifically in food rescue nutrition. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted in two phases. METHODS: In phase 1, a new instrument, Motivations to Volunteer Scale, was developed and validated in 40 participants (aged ≥18 years)...
June 5, 2017: Public Health
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