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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218404/topical-medication-instillation-techniques-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Li Xu, Xuemei Wang, Meijing Wu
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and the second most common cause of blindness after cataracts. The primary treatment for glaucoma aims to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) with the use of topical medicines. Topical medication instillation techniques, such as eyelid closure and nasolacrimal occlusion when instilling drops, have been proposed as potential methods to increase ocular absorption and decrease systemic absorption of the drops. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of topical medication instillation techniques compared with usual care or another method of instillation of topical medication in the management of glaucoma or ocular hypertension...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178055/pulmonary-hypertension-in-pregnancy-a-report-of-49-cases-at-four-tertiary-north-american-sites
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Marie-Louise Meng, Ruth Landau, Olof Viktorsdottir, Jennifer Banayan, Tamila Grant, Brian Bateman, Richard Smiley, Elena Reitman
OBJECTIVE: To identify whether pregnancy outcomes vary by etiology and severity of pulmonary hypertension and whether contemporary therapies influence outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records at four academic institutions was conducted to identify pregnant women with pulmonary hypertension (2001-2015). International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision codes for pulmonary hypertension and pregnancy were used to identify potential participants...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158981/hypertension-management-in-rural-primary-care-facilities-in-zambia-a-mixed-methods-study
#3
Lily D Yan, Cindy Chirwa, Benjamin H Chi, Samuel Bosomprah, Ntazana Sindano, Moses Mwanza, Dennis Musatwe, Mary Mulenga, Roma Chilengi
BACKGROUND: Improved primary health care is needed in developing countries to effectively manage the growing burden of hypertension. Our objective was to evaluate hypertension management in Zambian rural primary care clinics using process and outcome indicators to assess the screening, monitoring, treatment and control of high blood pressure. METHODS: Better Health Outcomes through Mentoring and Assessment (BHOMA) is a 5-year, randomized stepped-wedge trial of improved clinical service delivery underway in 46 rural Zambian clinics...
February 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064450/screening-and-management-practices-for-renal-disease-in-the-hiv-positive-patient-population-of-an-inner-metropolitan-sexual-health-service
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Sheena Kakar, Douglas Drak, Tahiya Amin, Jason Cheung, Catherine C O'Connor, David M Gracey
Renal disease is an important and commonly encountered co-morbidity in HIV infection. Despite this, few data are available concerning renal disease in this patient group. A retrospective review was conducted of all HIV-positive patients of an inner metropolitan sexual health service who attended from 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014 for HIV management. One hundred eighty-eight HIV-positive patients attended the clinic during the study period. The majority were male (96%), Caucasian (70%) and 30-39 years of age (37%)...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025351/immediate-adverse-events-in-interventional-pain-procedures-a-multi-institutional-study
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Carrie M Carr, Christopher T Plastaras, Matthew J Pingree, Matthew Smuck, Timothy P Maus, Jennifer R Geske, Christine A El-Yahchouchi, Zachary L McCormick, David J Kennedy
SETTING: Interventional procedures directed toward sources of pain in the axial and appendicular musculoskeletal system are performed with increasing frequency. Despite the presence of evidence-based guidelines for such procedures, there are wide variations in practice. Case reports of serious complications such as spinal cord infarction or infection from spine injections lack appropriate context and create a misleading view of the risks of appropriately performed interventional pain procedures...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993924/limited-effectiveness-of-a-skills-and-drills-intervention-to-improve-emergency-obstetric-and-newborn-care-in-karnataka-india-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Beena Varghese, Jayanna Krishnamurthy, Blaze Correia, Ruchika Panigrahi, Maryann Washington, Vinotha Ponnuswamy, Prem Mony
OBJECTIVE: The majority of the maternal and perinatal deaths are preventable through improved emergency obstetric and newborn care at facilities. However, the quality of such care in India has significant gaps in terms of provider skills and in their preparedness to handle emergencies. We tested the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a "skills and drills" intervention, implemented between July 2013 and September 2014, to improve emergency obstetric and newborn care in the state of Karnataka, India...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933511/appraisal-of-the-quality-and-contents-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-hypertension-management-in-chinese-medicine-a-systematic-review
#7
REVIEW
Ya Yuwen, Xue-Jie Han, Wei-Liang Weng, Xue-Yao Zhao, Yu-Qi Liu, Wei-Qiang Li, Da-Sheng Liu, Yan-Ping Wang, Ai-Ping Lu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality and consistency of recommendations in the clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for hypertension in Chinese medicine (CM). METHODS: CM CPGs were identified from 5 electronic databases and hand searches through related handbooks published from January 1990 to December 2013. Three reviewers independently appraised the CPGs based on the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument, and compared the CPGs' recommendations on CM syndrome pattern classification and treatment...
December 9, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928378/sixth-nerve-palsy-in-paediatric-intracranial-hypertension
#8
Julia E Reid, Rachel E Reem, Shawn C Aylward, David L Rogers
The purpose of this study was to report the incidence and describe the characteristics of sixth cranial nerve (CN VI) palsy in paediatric patients with intracranial hypertension (IH). A retrospective chart review of central Ohio children diagnosed with IH over the 3-year period from 2010 to 2013 was conducted. IH without identifiable cause was defined as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), whereas IH with identifiable pathologic aetiology was deemed secondary intracranial hypertension (SIH). A subset of patients with CN VI palsy was identified...
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876171/cardiovascular-risk-factor-management-performance-in-canada-and-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mostafa Alabousi, Peri Abdullah, David A Alter, Gillian L Booth, William Hogg, Dennis T Ko, Douglas G Manuel, Michael E Farkouh, Jack V Tu, Jacob A Udell
BACKGROUND: Comparative cardiovascular risk factor care across North America is unknown. We aimed to determine current performance in Canada and the United States (US). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of Medline and EMBASE (to June 1, 2014). Eligible studies reported on screening, awareness, treatment, or control rates for hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and smoking. Categorical performance 'ratings' on the basis of the most successful US health plans were used to classify rates as suboptimal (< 50%), below target (50%-70%), above target (70%-90%), or optimal (> 90%)...
March 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832776/mapping-genetic-research-in-non-communicable-disease-publications-in-selected-arab-countries-first-step-towards-a-guided-research-agenda
#10
REVIEW
Zeina Jamaluddine, Abla Mehio Sibai, Shahd Othman, Soha Yazbek
BACKGROUND: In the Arab world, intervention and policy response to non-communicable diseases (NCD) has been weak despite extensive epidemiological evidence highlighting the alarmingly increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Generating genetic information is one key component to promote efficient disease management strategies. This study undertook a scoping review to generate the profile of the undertaken research on genetics of NCD publications in selected Arab countries. An analysis of the research produced examined the extent, range, nature, topic and methods of published research...
November 10, 2016: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832579/screening-and-management-of-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-hiv-positive-patients-attending-an-australian-urban-sexual-health-clinic
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Sheena Kakar, Douglas Drak, Tahiya Amin, Jason Cheung, Catherine O'Connor, David Gracey
Background: Few data exist regarding cardiovascular risk among HIV-infected patients attending sexual health clinics (SHC) in Australia. Methods: The medical records of 188 patients attending an inner-city SHC between August 2013 and July 2014 were retrospectively reviewed for cardiovascular risk factors and associated screening and management practices. Results: Cardiovascular risk factors were common among attendees of the SHC, including smoking (38%), hypertension (14%) and dyslipidaemia (11%). Of the 188 patients, 23% reported using potentially cardiotoxic recreational drugs, 25% of dyslipidaemic patients were not on therapy and 10% of patients were hypertensive; none were prescribed treatment...
November 11, 2016: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816201/fast-track-pathway-for-perforated-appendicitis
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Richard Frazee, Stephen Abernathy, Matthew Davis, Travis Isbell, Justin Regner, Randall Smith
BACKGROUND: Perforated appendicitis is associated with an increased morbidity and length of stay. "Fast track" protocols have demonstrated success in shortening hospitalization without increasing morbidity for a variety of surgical processes. This study evaluates a fast track pathway for perforated appendicitis. METHODS: In 2013, a treatment pathway for perforated appendicitis was adopted by the Acute Care Surgery Service for patients having surgical management of perforated appendicitis...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732699/evaluation-of-a-prediction-model-for-the-development-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-repository-of-electronic-medical-records
#13
Matthew J Kolek, Amy J Graves, Meng Xu, Aihua Bian, Pedro Luis Teixeira, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Babar Parvez, Hua Xu, Susan R Heckbert, Patrick T Ellinor, Emelia J Benjamin, Alvaro Alonso, Joshua C Denny, Karel G M Moons, Ayumi K Shintani, Frank E Harrell, Dan M Roden, Dawood Darbar
Importance: Atrial fibrillation (AF) contributes to substantial morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditures. Accurate prediction of incident AF would enhance AF management and potentially improve patient outcomes. Objective: To validate the AF risk prediction model originally developed by the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology-Atrial Fibrillation (CHARGE-AF) investigators using a large repository of electronic medical records (EMRs)...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541030/ethical-and-surgical-dilemmas-in-patients-with-neglected-surgical-diseases-visiting-a-field-hospital-in-a-zone-of-recent-disaster
#14
Guy Lin, Tal Marom, David Dagan, Ofer Merin
OBJECT: The massive typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ripped across the central Philippines on November 8, 2013, and damaged infrastructure including hospitals. The Israeli Defense Forces field hospital was directed by the Philippine authorities to Bogo City in the northern part of the island of Cebu, to assist the damaged local hospital. Hundreds of patients with neglected diseases sought for medical treatment which was merely out of reach for them. Our ethical dilemmas were whether to intervene, when the treatment we could offer was not the best possible...
August 19, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421781/unilateral-renal-agenesis-necessity-of-postnatal-evaluation-in-a-contemporary-series
#15
Osama M Sarhan, Khalid Albedaiwi, Badr Al Harbi, Abdulhakim Al Otay, Mustafa Al Ghanbar, Ziad Nakshabandi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the need for postnatal evaluation and the long-term consequences in patients with prenatal diagnosis of unilateral renal agenesis (URA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the records of all patients with prenatal diagnosis of URA between 2004 and 2013 was done. We included all patients who underwent postnatal evaluation with renal bladder ultrasound (RBUS), dimercaptosuccinic acid scan, and a voiding cystourethrogram. Long-term follow-up included physical examination and assessment of contralateral renal growth...
December 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27398249/the-burden-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-degenerative-mitral-valve-disease-in-enugu-south-east-nigeria-an-echocardiographic-based-study
#16
E C Ejim, N I Oguanobi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of degenerative mitral valve disease, and contributes significantly to both morbidity and mortality. The use of medications for reduction of pulmonary pressure in patients is not a common practice by most physicians in this part of the world because of the absence of data on pulmonary hypertension. AIM: The authors set out to find the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease and to determine if there are gender differences in affectation...
May 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27354811/treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-thrombo-embolic-pulmonary-hypertension-focus-on-riociguat
#17
REVIEW
Zachary R Smith, Charles T Makowski, Rana L Awdish
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a disease of the pulmonary vascular bed that is characterized by elevations in the mean pulmonary artery pressure in the setting of perfusion defects on ventilation-perfusion scan, and subsequently confirmed by pulmonary angiography. CTEPH, or World Health Organization (WHO) group 4 pulmonary hypertension, is a result of unresolved thromboembolic obstruction in the pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the treatment of choice for CTEPH as it is a potentially curative therapy...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27292602/safety-and-efficacy-of-pharmacological-cardioversion-of-recent-onset-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-center-experience
#18
R Kriz, M K Freynhofer, T W Weiss, F Egger, S C Gruber, P Eisenburger, J Wojta, K Huber, J Koch
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The management of patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) presenting at emergency departments (EDs) varies widely. Our aim was to describe the management of patients with recent-onset (<48 hours) AF, to determine safety and efficacy of pharmacological cardioversion at the ED, and to evaluate the incidence of thromboembolism or death at 30 days. METHODS: In a prospective, observational, single-center study, 236 subjects with recent-onset AF were consecutively enrolled from January 2011 until January 2013...
August 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27232248/history-of-the-innovation-of-damage-control-for-management-of-trauma-patients-1902-2016
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Derek J Roberts, Chad G Ball, David V Feliciano, Ernest E Moore, Rao R Ivatury, Charles E Lucas, Timothy C Fabian, David A Zygun, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Henry T Stelfox
OBJECTIVE: To review the history of the innovation of damage control (DC) for management of trauma patients. BACKGROUND: DC is an important development in trauma care that provides a valuable case study in surgical innovation. METHODS: We searched bibliographic databases (1950-2015), conference abstracts (2009-2013), Web sites, textbooks, and bibliographies for articles relating to trauma DC. The innovation of DC was then classified according to the Innovation, Development, Exploration, Assessment, and Long-term study model of surgical innovation...
June 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214847/association-of-blood-pressure-blood-glucose-and-temperature-with-neurological-outcome-after-childhood-stroke
#20
Kimberly N Grelli, Melissa C Gindville, C Haley Walker, Lori C Jordan
IMPORTANCE: To our knowledge, no evidence-based guidelines are available for the best medical management of blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and temperature in pediatric patients after arterial ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of abnormal blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and temperature in pediatric patients with acute arterial ischemic stroke and to explore any association between these measures and neurological outcome. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We performed a retrospective review of children aged 29 days to 18 years with their first arterial ischemic stroke between January 2009 and December 2013 at a tertiary academic children's hospital...
July 1, 2016: JAMA Neurology
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