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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097670/acute-liver-failure-in-scotland-changes-in-aetiology-and-outcomes-over-time-the-scottish-look-back-study
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M C Donnelly, J S Davidson, K Martin, A Baird, P C Hayes, K J Simpson
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure is a rare and devastating clinical condition resulting from sudden loss of hepatic parenchyma and metabolic function. The Scottish Liver Transplant Unit (SLTU) offers specialist management and emergency liver transplantation to patients with acute liver failure from across Scotland. AIM: To describe temporal changes in number of admissions, aetiology of acute liver failure, severity of disease at presentation and outcomes over a 22-year period...
January 18, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096209/use-of-mixed-methods-research-in-research-on-coronary-artery-disease-diabetes-mellitus-and-hypertension-a-scoping-review
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David J T Campbell, Helen Tam-Tham, Kirnvir K Dhaliwal, Braden J Manns, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Claudia Sanmartin, Kathryn King-Shier
BACKGROUND: Mixed methods research, the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods within 1 program of study, is becoming increasingly popular to allow investigators to explore patient experiences (qualitative) and also measure outcomes (quantitative). Coronary artery disease and its risk factors are some of the most studied conditions; however, the extent to which mixed methods studies are being conducted in these content areas is unknown. We sought to comprehensively describe the characteristics of published mixed methods studies on coronary artery disease and major risk factors (diabetes mellitus and hypertension)...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095037/non-invasive-follicular-tumor-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp-not-a-tempest-in-a-teapot
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Nidhi Agrawal, Collette E Abbott, Cheng Liu, Stella Kang, Laura Tipton, Kepal Patel, Mark Persky, Lizabeth King, Fang-Ming Deng, Michael Bannan, Jennifer B Ogilvie, Keith Heller, Steven P Hodak
BACKGROUND: Encapsulated non-invasive follicular variant papillary thyroid cancer (ENIFVPTC) has recently been re-termed noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP). This designation specifically omits the word "cancer" to encourage conservative management since patients with NIFTP tumors have been shown to derive no benefit from completion thyroidectomy or adjuvant radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy. METHODS: IRB approved retrospective study of consecutive cases of tumors from 2007 to 2015 that met pathologic criteria for NIFTP...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088194/testing-a-cognitive-model-to-predict-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-following-childbirth
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Lydia King, Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Antje Horsch
BACKGROUND: One third of women describes their childbirth as traumatic and between 0.8 and 6.9% goes on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The cognitive model of PTSD has been shown to be applicable to a range of trauma samples. However, childbirth is qualitatively different to other trauma types and special consideration needs to be taken when applying it to this population. Previous studies have investigated some cognitive variables in isolation but no study has so far looked at all the key processes described in the cognitive model...
January 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076671/a-randomized-trial-of-collaborative-care-for-perinatal-depression-in-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-women-the-impact-of-comorbid-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Nancy K Grote, Wayne J Katon, Joan E Russo, Mary Jane Lohr, Mary Curran, Erin Galvin, Kathy Carson
OBJECTIVE: The comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with antenatal depression poses increased risks for postpartum depression and may delay or diminish response to evidence-based depression care. In a secondary analysis of an 18-month study of collaborative care for perinatal depression, the authors hypothesized that pregnant, depressed, socioeconomically disadvantaged women with comorbid PTSD would show more improvement in the MOMCare intervention providing Brief Interpersonal Psychotherapy and/or antidepressants, compared to intensive public health Maternity Support Services (MSS-Plus)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076501/evaluating-the-best-time-to-intervene-acute-liver-failure-in-rat-models-induced-by-d-galactosamine
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Lígia Patrícia de Carvalho Batista Éboli, Alcides Augusto Salzedas Netto, Ramiro Antero de Azevedo, Valéria Pereira Lanzoni, Tatiana Sugayama de Paula, Alberto Goldenberg, Adriano Miziara Gonzalez
PURPOSE: To describe an animal model for acute liver failure by intraperitoneal d-galactosamine injections in rats and to define when is the best time to intervene through King's College and Clichy´s criteria evaluation. METHODS: Sixty-one Wistar female rats were distributed into three groups: group 1 (11 rats received 1.4 g/kg of d-galactosamine intraperitoneally and were observed until they died); group 2 (44 rats received a dose of 1.4 g/kg of d-galactosamine and blood and histological samples were collected for analysis at 12 , 24, 48 , 72 and 120 hours after the injection); and the control group as well (6 rats) ...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068208/a-qualitative-study-of-the-barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-smoking-cessation-among-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-smokers-who-are-interested-in-quitting
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Alicia K Matthews, John Cesario, Raymond Ruiz, Natalie Ross, Andrea King
PURPOSE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals are significantly more likely to smoke compared with their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. The purpose of this study was to explore barriers to and facilitators of smoking cessation readiness among LGBT smokers. METHODS: This descriptive study used a qualitative approach. Four 90-minute focus groups (eligibility criteria: age ≥21, self-identify as LGBT, current smoker, interest in quitting smoking) were conducted...
January 9, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066854/live-donor-liver-transplantation-for-antitubercular-drug-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Akshay P Bavikatte, S Sudhindran, Puneet Dhar, O V Sudheer, G Unnikrishnan, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Ramachandran N Menon
Antitubercular therapy (ATT)-induced hepatotoxicity is often over looked and active tuberculosis is considered a contraindication for liver transplantation, however it might be the only lifesaving option to certain patients of acute liver failure (ALF) due to ATT. We have assessed the outcome of live donor liver transplantation in ATT-induced ALF. A retrospective analysis of all the cases of ALF that underwent liver transplantation from 2006 to 2014 at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was done. A total of seven (7...
January 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065993/the-utility-of-the-king-devick-test-as-a-sideline-assessment-tool-for-sport-related-concussions-a-narrative-review
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Scott Howitt, Robert Brommer, Justin Fowler, Logan Gerwing, Julian Payne, Christopher DeGraauw
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to review existing literature surrounding the utility of the King-Devick test which is a commonly used sideline assessment tool for sport-related concussions. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed using MEDLINE, CINHAL, and SportDiscus databases. The search was performed from the beginning of the record through November 16(th), 2015. RESULTS: This search strategy yielded 27 articles from aforementioned databases...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048976/repeat-episcleral-plaque-brachytherapy-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-treated-for-locally-recurrent-posterior-uveal-melanoma
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Benjamin King, Vanessa M Morales-Tirado, Henry G Wynn, Brad T Gao, Matthew T Ballo, Matthew W Wilson
PURPOSE: Report the outcomes of survival, local control, visual acuity and eye retention in patients treated with repeat episcleral plaque brachytherapy (EPBT) for locally recurrent posterior uveal melanoma (PUM). DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series METHODS: Setting: Institutional Patient Population: 1201 patients that underwent Iodine-125 (I-125) EPBT as primary treatment for PUM between 1985 and 2015 Inclusion criteria: Development of locally recurrent disease and retreatment with I-125 EPBT Observation Procedures: Clinical records review Main Outcome Measures: Visual acuity, Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival, local control, metastasis and loss of the eye over the duration of follow up RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients (13 men) met our inclusion criteria...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047224/su-f-t-295-mlcs-performance-and-patient-specific-imrt-qa-using-log-file-analysis
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A Osman, N Maalej, K Jayesh, W Abdel-Rahman
PURPOSE: To analyze the performance of the multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) from the log files recorded during the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment and to construct the relative fluence maps and do the gamma analysis to compare the planned and executed MLCs movement. METHODS: We developed a program to extract and analyze the data from dynamic log files (dynalog files) generated from sliding window IMRT delivery treatments. The program extracts the planned and executed (actual or delivered) MLCs movement, calculates and compares the relative planned and executed fluences...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047126/su-d-201-06-remote-dosmetric-auditing-of-vmat-deliveries-for-clinical-trials-using-epid
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K Legge, J Lehmann, P Vial, N Miri, P Greer
PURPOSE: To develop a method for remote dosimetric auditing the delivery of VMAT using EPID which allows for simple, inexpensive and time efficient dosimetric credentialing for clinical trials. METHODS: Remote centers are provided with CT datasets and planning guidelines to produce VMAT plans for a head and neck and a post-prostatectomy treatment. Plans are transferred in the planning system to two virtual water equivalent phantoms, one flat and one cylindrical...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041761/prevalence-of-fibromyalgia-literature-review-update
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Amelia Pasqual Marques, Adriana de Sousa do Espírito Santo, Ana Assumpção Berssaneti, Luciana Akemi Matsutani, Susan Lee King Yuan
The present study aimed to update the literature review on the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) published in 2006. A bibliographical survey was carried out from 2005 to 2014 in the MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, LILACS and SciELO databases and 3274 records were identified. Five researchers selected the studies, following the inclusion criteria: studies that obtained the prevalence of FM. FM studies in associated diseases were excluded. When screening by title and abstract, 2073 irrelevant articles were excluded...
December 18, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039008/risk-factors-for-severe-complications-of-operative-mandibular-fractures
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Brian J Christensen, Donald E Mercante, John P Neary, Brett J King
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to identify the risk factors for major complications developing during the operative treatment of mandibular fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective medical record review of patients who had undergone open reduction, internal fixation of mandibular fractures from August 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014 at a large, urban teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center. The outcome variable of interest was major complications, defined as the occurrence of any one of the following events: hospital readmission, return to the operating room, and a prolonged, unexpected postoperative stay...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024403/genetic-algorithm-managed-peptide-mutant-screening-optimizing-peptide-ligands-for-targeted-receptor-binding
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Matthew D King, Thomas Long, Timothy Andersen, Owen M McDougal
This study demonstrates the utility of genetic algorithms to search exceptionally large and otherwise intractable mutant libraries for sequences with optimal binding affinities for target receptors. The Genetic Algorithm Managed Peptide Mutant Screening (GAMPMS) program was used to search an α-conotoxin (α-CTx) MII mutant library of approximately 41 billion possible peptide sequences for those exhibiting the greatest binding affinity for the α3β2-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) isoform. A series of top resulting peptide ligands with high sequence homology was obtained, with each mutant having an estimated ΔGbind approximately double that of the potent native α-CTx MII ligand...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012136/understanding-the-therapist-contribution-to-psychotherapy-outcome-a-meta-analytic-approach
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Robert J King, Jayne A Orr, Brooke Poulsen, S Giac Giacomantonio, Catherine Haden
Understanding the role that therapists play in psychotherapy outcome, and the contribution to outcome made by individual therapist differences has implications for service delivery and training of therapists. In this study we used a novel approach to estimate the magnitude of the therapist contribution overall and the effect of individual therapist differences. We conducted a meta-analysis of studies in which participants were randomised to receive the same treatment either through self-help or through a therapist...
December 23, 2016: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011262/training-tools-for-nontechnical-skills-for-surgeons-a-systematic-review
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Thomas Charles Wood, Nicholas Raison, Shreya Haldar, Oliver Brunckhorst, Craig McIlhenny, Prokar Dasgupta, Kamran Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: Development of nontechnical skills for surgeons has been recognized as an important factor in surgical care. Training tools for this specific domain are being created and validated to maximize the surgeon's nontechnical ability. This systematic review aims to outline, address, and recommend these training tools. DESIGN: A full and comprehensive literature search, using a systematic format, was performed on ScienceDirect and PubMed, with data extraction occurring in line with specified inclusion criteria...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998036/associations-between-clinical-evidence-of-inflammation-and-synovitis-in-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis-a-substudy-of-the-video-trial
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Gemma Wallace, Suzie Cro, Caroline Doré, Leonard King, Stefan Kluzek, Andrew Price, Frank Roemer, Ali Guermazi, Richard Keen, Nigel Arden
Objective Painful knee osteoarthritis (KOA) has been associated with joint inflammation. There is however little literature correlating signs of localised inflammation with Contrast-enhanced (CE) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of synovium. This study examined the relationship between clinical and functional markers of localised knee inflammation and CE MRI based synovial scores. Methods Patients with symptomatic KOA were enrolled into the randomised, double-blind, Vitamin D Evaluation in Osteoarthritis (VIDEO) trial...
December 20, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987454/patient-reported-outcomes-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-a-systematic-review
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Madeleine T King, Zoë E Winters, Ivo A Olivotto, Andrew J Spillane, Boon H Chua, Christobel Saunders, A Helen Westenberg, G Bruce Mann, Petrina Burnett, Phyllis Butow, Claudia Rutherford
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a pre-invasive breast cancer with excellent prognosis but with potential adverse impacts of diagnosis and treatment on quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes (PROs). We undertook a systematic review to synthesise current evidence about PROs following diagnosis and treatment for DCIS. We searched five electronic databases (from database inception to November 2015), cross-referenced and contacted experts to identify studies that reported PROs after DCIS treatment...
January 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939491/validation-of-the-withings-bp-800-in-pregnancy-and-impact-of-maternal-characteristics-on-the-accuracy-of-blood-pressure-measurement
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Anna Hay, Salma Ayis, Diane Nzelu, Lauren James, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVE: Firstly, to validate the Withings BP-800 automated device for use in pregnancy and, secondly, to assess the impact of maternal somatometric and demographic variables on the accuracy of the device. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Kings College Hospital, London, UK. POPULATION: Forty-seven women of any gestation. METHODS: Validation: The British Hypertension Society (BHS) Protocol (1993) was used for the validation of the Withings BP-800...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
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