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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930952/military-use-of-tranexamic-acid-in-combat-trauma-does-it-matter
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Jeffrey T Howard, Zsolt T Stockinger, Andrew P Cap, Jeffrey A Bailey, Kirby R Gross
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid (TXA) has been previously reported to have a mortality benefit in civilian and combat-related trauma, and was thus added to the Joint Theater Trauma System Damage Control Resuscitation Clinical Practice Guideline. As part of ongoing system-wide performance improvement, the use of TXA has been closely monitored. The goal was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TXA use in military casualties and provide additional guidance for continued use. METHODS: A total of 3,773 casualties were included in this retrospective, observational study of data gathered from a trauma registry...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930803/safety-of-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-premenopausal-women-with-sex-cord-stromal-tumors-confined-to-the-ovary
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Dimitrios Nasioudis, Melissa K Frey, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Steven S Witkin, Kevin Holcomb
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective population-based study was to investigate the oncologic safety of fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) for premenopausal women with malignant sex cord-stromal tumors (SCSTs) confined to the ovary. METHODS: A cohort of women aged 18 to 49 years and diagnosed with a stage I malignant SCST between 1984 and 2013 was drawn from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Based on site-specific surgery codes, women who had FSS, defined as unilateral oophorectomy/tumor resection without hysterectomy, and definite surgery were identified...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918954/contemporary-management-of-vesicoureteral-reflux
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REVIEW
Perviz Hajiyev, Berk Burgu
CONTEXT: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) remains the most interesting topic of pediatric urology due to the dynamic nature of recent controversial publications. Starting from the need for a diagnosis to the necessity and effectiveness of treatment in preventing scars, VUR remains in the mist. Although recent strong evidence helped as fog lights in this blurriness, more data are required for achieving crystal clearance. This article aims to summarize and discuss the current state of the evidence regarding VUR management...
September 11, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917248/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-review
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Waqar Haque, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
Prostate cancer can be managed with external beam radiation therapy, delivered with either protons or photons, brachytherapy, surgery, or active surveillance. Advances in imaging and radiation therapy delivery have allowed treatment of prostate cancer using ultra-hypofractionated radiation therapy with a high dose per fraction using a technique called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). While no randomized trials have compared the efficacy of SBRT to conventionally fractionated radiation therapy (CFRT), numerous prospective trials and retrospective reviews have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of SBRT for localized prostate cancer, used either definitively or as a boost along with CFRT...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916847/endoscopic-resection-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-originating-from-the-muscularis-propria-layer-in-north-america-methods-and-feasibility-data
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Iman Andalib, Daniel Yeoun, Ramesh Reddy, Steve Xie, Shahzad Iqbal
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. In recent years, endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic enucleation (EN) and endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) have been used to resect GISTs. This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of endoscopic resection of GISTs in a North American population. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with gastric submucosal lesions (SML) underwent endoscopic resection from December 2014 to April 2016...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910936/-current-status-and-change-trend-of-violence-against-children-in-china-from-2006-to-2015-an-analysis-on-data-from-national-injury-surveillance-system
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L Yang, X Gao, Y Jin, P P Ye, Y Wang, X Deng, Y L Er, T Shen, L L Duan
Objective: To understand the current status and change trend of violence against children in China and provide evidence for the risk factor and intervention priority identifications and intervention strategy development. Methods: The data of National Injury Surveillance System (NISS) from 2006 to 2015 were used to analyze the change in outpatient visit due to violence against children, injury cases'demographic characteristics, incidence of injury and clinical outcomes of injury cases. Results: A total of 44 319 injury cases caused by violence against children were reported through NISS during this period...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903542/reviewing-the-evidence-for-biosimilars-key-insights-lessons-learned-and-future-horizons
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Till Uhlig, Guro L Goll
Biologic therapies have become central to the long-term management of many chronic diseases, including inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Over recent years, the development and licensing pathways for biosimilars have become more standardized, and several biosimilars have been made available for patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as RA. Pre-licensing requirements for biosimilars mandate the demonstration of comparability with reference products in terms of clinical activity, safety and immunogenicity, whereas post-marketing surveillance and risk minimization requirements are set in place to ensure that long-term, real-world safety data are collected to assess biosimilars in clinical practice...
August 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903515/update-from-the-advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices
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Sean T O'Leary, Yvonne A Maldonado, Carrie L Byington
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of medical and public health experts, meets 3 times per year to develop recommendations for vaccine use in the United States. The group has 15 voting members, and each member's term is 4 years. ACIP members and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff discuss the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccine research, effectiveness, safety data, and clinical trial results. Representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics (C...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898589/science-of-biosimilars
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R Donald Harvey
Biosimilar therapeutic proteins in oncology offer the potential to decrease costs while providing safety and efficacy profiles consistent with their respective reference or originator products. Biosimilars have a number of important differences from generic small-molecule drugs, including manufacturing processes that are unique from their reference products. These differences may affect biosimilars through posttranslational modifications that can occur in specific cellular production lines, and these modifications have potential effects on protein structure, function, clinical pharmacology, and immunogenicity...
September 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895562/focal-ablation-therapy-for-renal-cancer-in-the-era-of-active-surveillance-and-minimally-invasive-partial-nephrectomy
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REVIEW
Serge Ginzburg, Jeffrey J Tomaszewski, Alexander Kutikov
Partial nephrectomy is the optimal surgical approach in the management of small renal masses (SRMs). Focal ablation therapy has an established role in the modern management of SRMs, especially in elderly patients and those with comorbidities. Percutaneous ablation avoids general anaesthesia and laparoscopic ablation can avoid excessive dissection; hence, these techniques can be suitable for patients who are not ideal surgical candidates. Several ablation modalities exist, of which radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation are most widely applied and for which safety and oncological efficacy approach equivalency to partial nephrectomy...
September 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895096/palivizumab-prophylaxis-against-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-children-with-immunocompromised-conditions-or-down-syndrome-a-multicenter-post-marketing-surveillance-in-japan
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Tomoko Kashiwagi, Yukiko Okada, Ken Nomoto
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of palivizumab for the prevention of lower respiratory tract infection (LRI) caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children with immunocompromised conditions or Down syndrome. METHODS: In this multicenter, post-marketing surveillance study (December 2013 to December 2015), children aged ≤24 months with immunocompromised conditions or Down syndrome (without hemodynamically significant congenital heart disease) receiving palivizumab immunoprophylaxis during two RSV seasons were observed until 30 days after the final palivizumab injection...
September 11, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893477/live-attenuated-tetravalent-dengue-vaccines-the-needs-and-challenges-of-post-licensure-evaluation-of-vaccine-safety-and-effectiveness
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REVIEW
Ole Wichmann, Kirsten Vannice, Edwin J Asturias, Expedito José de Albuquerque Luna, Ira Longini, Anna Lena Lopez, Peter G Smith, Hasitha Tissera, In-Kyu Yoon, Joachim Hombach
Since December 2015, the first dengue vaccine has been licensed in several Asian and Latin American countries for protection against disease from all four dengue virus serotypes. While the vaccine demonstrated an overall good safety and efficacy profile in clinical trials, some key research questions remain which make risk-benefit-assessment for some populations difficult. As for any new vaccine, several questions, such as very rare adverse events following immunization, duration of vaccine-induced protection and effectiveness when used in public health programs, will be addressed by post-licensure studies and by data from national surveillance systems after the vaccine has been introduced...
September 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892306/effect-of-locally-tailored-labour-management-guidelines-on-intrahospital-stillbirths-and-birth-asphyxia-at-the-referral-hospital-of-zanzibar-a-quasi-experimental-pre-post-study-the-partoma-study
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Nanna Maaløe, Natasha Housseine, Tarek Meguid, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, Aksel Karl Georg Jensen, Rashid Saleh Khamis, Ali Gharib Mohamed, Mbweni Makame Ali, Said Mzee Said, Jos van Roosmalen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effect of locally-tailored labour management guidelines (PartoMa guidelines) on intrahospital stillbirths and birth asphyxia. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental pre-post-study investigating the causal pathway through changes in clinical practice. SETTING: Tanzanian low-resource referral hospital, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. POPULATION: Facility deliveries during baseline (1(st) October 2014 till 31(st) January 2015) and the ninth till twelfth intervention month (1(st) October 2015 till 31(st) January 2016)...
September 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888319/systems-based-practice-in-burn-care-prevention-management-and-economic-impact-of-health-care-associated-infections
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REVIEW
Charles Scott Hultman, David van Duin, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, Lauren M DiBiase, Samuel W Jones, Bruce A Cairns, David J Weber
Health care-associated infections in burn patients, from ventilator-associated pneumonia to skin and soft tissue infections, can substantially compromise outcomes, because these complications are associated with longer lengths of stay, increased morbidity and mortality, and greater direct medical costs. Health care-associated infections are largely preventable, through surveillance, education, appropriate hand hygiene, and culture change, especially for device-related infections. Systems-based practice, which allows individuals and clinical microsystems to navigate and improve the macro health care system, may be one of the most powerful skill sets to effect change, permitting a shift in culture toward patient safety and quality improvement...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887345/design-and-implementation-of-population-based-specialty-care-programs
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Sheila R Botts, Michael T Gee, Christopher C Chang, Iris Young, Logan Saito, Alfred E Lyman
PURPOSE: The development, implementation, and scaling of 3 population-based specialty care programs in a large integrated healthcare system are reviewed, and the role of clinical pharmacy services in ensuring safe, effective, and affordable care is highlighted. SUMMARY: The Kaiser Permanente (KP) integrated healthcare delivery model allows for rapid development and expansion of innovative population management programs involving pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists have assumed integral roles in improving the safety and effectiveness of high-complexity, high-cost care for specialty populations...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886946/postmarketing-safety-surveillance-of-trivalent-recombinant-influenza-vaccine-reports-to-the-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system
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Emily Jane Woo, Pedro L Moro, Maria Cano, Christopher Jankosky
On January 16, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved recombinant hemagglutinin influenza vaccine (RIV3) (Spodoptera frugiperda cell line; Flublok), which is the first completely egg-free flu vaccine licensed in the United States. To improve our understanding of the safety profile of this vaccine, we reviewed and summarized reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) following RIV3. Through June 30, 2016, VAERS received 88 reports. Allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, were the most common type of adverse event...
September 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883912/infection-control-at-an-urban-hospital-in-manila-philippines-a-systems-engineering-assessment-of-barriers-and-facilitators
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Kaitlin F Mitchell, Anna K Barker, Cybele L Abad, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: Healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries, including the Philippines, face substantial challenges in achieving effective infection control. Early stages of interventions should include efforts to understand perceptions held by healthcare workers who participate in infection control programs. METHODS: We performed a qualitative study to examine facilitators and barriers to infection control at an 800-bed, private, tertiary hospital in Manila, Philippines...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883681/occupational-disease-registries-characteristics-and-experiences
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Somayeh Davoodi, Khosro Sadeghniat Haghighi, Sharareh Rostam Niakan Kalhori, Narges Shams Hosseini, Zeinab Mohammadzadeh, Reza Safdari
INTRODUCTION: Due to growth of occupational diseases and also increase of public awareness about their consequences, attention to various aspects of diseases and improve occupational health and safety has found great importance. Therefore, there is the need for appropriate information management tools such as registries in order to recognitions of diseases patterns and then making decision about prevention, early detection and treatment of them. These registries have different characteristics in various countries according to their occupational health priorities...
June 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879692/safety-and-effectiveness-of-once-daily-tadalafil-5-mg-therapy-in-korean-men-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-a-real-world-clinical-setting-results-from-a-post-marketing-surveillance-study
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Ji Eon Won, Ji Yeon Chu, Hyunah Caroline Choi, Yun Chen, Hyun Jun Park, Héctor José Dueñas
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of tadalafil 5 mg once daily (quaque die [everyday], QD) among Korean men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)/lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a real-world clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single-country, prospective, observational cohort study in which patients newly prescribed tadalafil 5 mg QD for the treatment of BPH/LUTS were followed-up for 12±2 or 24±2 weeks, or to the last treatment, during post-marketing surveillance...
September 6, 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879163/diagnostic-system-strengthening-for-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-nigeria-impact-and-challenges
#20
Gambo Aliyu, Nicholas Ezati, Mosunmola Iwakun, Sam Peters, Alash'le Abimiku
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis and the threat of extensively-drug-resistant tuberculosis in HIV hotspots have made the detection and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the sub-Saharan Africa setting a global public health priority. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the impact and challenges of tuberculosis diagnostic capacity development for the detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis and bio-surveillance using a modular biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory in Nigeria...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
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