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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108981/accuracy-of-sonographically-estimated-fetal-weight-near-delivery-in-pregnancies-complicated-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Amy M Valent, Tondra Newman, Sara Kritzer, Kristin Magner, Carri R Warshak
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of sonographic estimations of fetal weight (FW) and signed percent error between pregnant patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all singleton nonanomalous live births who delivered after 34 weeks and received a sonographic estimation of FW within 2 weeks of delivery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center between 2008 and 2011...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108444/cancer-risk-in-women-treated-with-fertility-drugs-according-to-parity-status-a-registry-based-cohort-study
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Marte M Reigstad, Ritsa Storeng, Tor A Myklebust, Nan B Oldereid, Anne K Omland, Trude E Robsahm, Louise A Brinton, Siri Vangen, Kari Furu, Inger K Larsen
Background Long-term safety of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) is of interest as use is increasing. Cancer risk is known to be affected by parity. This study examined risk of cancer after fertility treatment, stratified by women's parity. Methods Data was obtained on all women (n=1 353 724) born in Norway between 1960-1996. Drug exposure data (2004-2014) was obtained from the Norwegian Prescription Database [drugs used in ART and clomiphene citrate (CC)]. The Medical Birth Registry of Norway provided parity status...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108229/vaccine-shot-limiting-estimating-the-prevalence-indicators-and-impact-on-vaccination-status-michigan-2012
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Meghan Weinberg, Stephanie Dietz, Rachel Potter, Robert Swanson, Corinne Miller, Jevon McFadden
BACKGROUND: Concerns regarding vaccine safety and pain have prompted certain parents to limit the number of shots their child receives per visit. We estimated the prevalence of shot-limited children in Michigan, described their characteristics, assessed whether shot-limited children were up-to-date on recommended vaccinations, and investigated possible intervention points for vaccination education. METHODS: We analyzed vaccination registry and birth record data of children born in Michigan during 2012 who had ⩾2 vaccination visits, with ⩾1 visits after age 5months...
January 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108191/use-of-electronic-cigarettes-among-u-s-adults-with-medical-comorbidities
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Gina R Kruse, Sara Kalkhoran, Nancy A Rigotti
INTRODUCTION: Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is rising in the U.S. Smokers with comorbidities may increasingly use e-cigarettes if they believe e-cigarettes reduce smoking-related harm. This study examined e-cigarette use among adults with medical comorbidities. METHODS: In 2016, this study analyzed 68,136 U.S. adults in the 2014 and 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Prevalent e-cigarette use by medical comorbidities and adjusted odds of e-cigarette use were calculated...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107703/how-universal-is-coverage-and-access-to-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-chagas-disease-in-colombia-a-health-systems-analysis
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Zulma M Cucunubá, Jennifer M Manne-Goehler, Diana Díaz, Pierre Nouvellet, Oscar Bernal, Andrea Marchiol, María-Gloria Basáñez, Lesong Conteh
Limited access to Chagas disease diagnosis and treatment is a major obstacle to reaching the 2020 World Health Organization milestones of delivering care to all infected and ill patients. Colombia has been identified as a health system in transition, reporting one of the highest levels of health insurance coverage in Latin America. We explore if and how this high level of coverage extends to those with Chagas disease, a traditionally marginalised population. Using a mixed methods approach, we calculate coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of Chagas...
January 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107334/distress-during-radiation-therapy-assessment-among-patients-with-breast-or-prostate-cancer%C3%A2
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Stephen J Stapleton, Teresa D Valerio, Kim Astroth, Shermian Woodhouse
BACKGROUND: Distress is regarded as the sixth vital sign in cancer care, but few studies describe distress in patients undergoing radiation therapy. 
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess distress levels among patients with breast or prostate cancer undergoing radiation therapy and investigate which problems contribute to patients' distress levels. 
. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was conducted for 217 patients with breast or prostate cancer at a midwestern community cancer center...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106662/medication-adherence-interventions-among-hypertensive-black-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Todd M Ruppar, Jacqueline M Dunbar-Jacob, David R Mehr, Lisa Lewis, Vicki S Conn
BACKGROUND: Black adults have higher rates of hypertension and lower rates of blood pressure (BP) control than white adults. Improving BP control requires attention to use of antihypertensive medications, but antihypertensive regimen adherence remains low, preventing improved BP control. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a comprehensive search and systematic review of intervention studies testing interventions to improve adherence to BP medications among black adults with hypertension...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105275/2-hydroxypyridine-n-oxide-embedded-aurones-as-potent-human-tyrosinase-inhibitors
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Romain Haudecoeur, Marcello Carotti, Aurélie Gouron, Marc Maresca, Elina Buitrago, Renaud Hardré, Elisabetta Bergantino, Hélène Jamet, Catherine Belle, Marius Réglier, Luigi Bubacco, Ahcène Boumendjel
With the aim to develop effective and selective human tyrosinase inhibitors, we investigated aurone derivatives whose B-ring was replaced by a non-oxidizable 2-hydroxypyridine-N-oxide (HOPNO) moiety. These aurones were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of purified human tyrosinase. Excellent inhibition activity was revealed and rationalized by theoretical calculations. The aurone backbone was especially found to play a crucial role, as the HOPNO moiety alone provided very modest activity on human tyrosinase...
January 12, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104427/novel-cpr-system-that-predicts-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-from-amplitude-spectral-area-before-electric-shock-in-ventricular-fibrillation
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Yoshihide Nakagawa, Mari Amino, Sadaki Inokuchi, Satoshi Hayashi, Tsutomu Wakabayashi, Tatsuya Noda
AIM: Amplitude spectral area (AMSA), an index for analysing ventricular fibrillation (VF) waveforms, is thought to predict the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after electric shocks, but its validity is unconfirmed. We developed an equation to predict ROSC, where the change in AMSA (ΔAMSA) is added to AMSA measured immediately before the first shock (AMSA1). We examine the validity of this equation by comparing it with the conventional AMSA1-only equation. METHOD: We retrospectively investigated 285 VF patients given prehospital electric shocks by emergency medical services...
January 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104187/growth-faltering-in-rural-gambian-children-after-four-decades-of-interventions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Helen M Nabwera, Anthony J Fulford, Sophie E Moore, Andrew M Prentice
BACKGROUND: Growth faltering remains common in children in sub-Saharan Africa and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Due to a very slow decline in the prevalence of stunting, the total number of children with stunting continues to rise in sub-Saharan Africa. Identification of effective interventions remains a challenge. METHODS: We analysed the effect of 36 years of intensive health interventions on growth in infants and young children from three rural Gambian villages...
February 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104166/kidney-donor-risk-index-as-the-predictor-for-the-short-term-clinical-outcomes-after-kidney-transplant-from-deceased-donor-with-acute-kidney-injury
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H Jun, C W Jung, S Lim, M G Kim
BACKGROUND: The Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDRI) scoring system for deceased donors has been widely introduced for postoperative evaluation of graft function. We analyzed the usefulness of the KDRI in deceased donors with acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: Forty-nine recipients from deceased donors with AKI between January 2009 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Data collected from donor medical records included age, height, weight, hypertension or diabetes history, cause of death, serum creatinine (sCr), and donation after cardiac death...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103850/acupuncture-for-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-pss-on-symptomatic-improvements-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Quan Jiang, Huadong Zhang, Ran Pang, Jinzhou Chen, Zhishun Liu, Xinyao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Currently, feasible medical treatments are hitherto not satisfying to relieve pSS symptoms, which concerns numbers of clinical doctors. Acupuncture seems to be an alternative to treat pSS and conduces to good symptomatic results. However further research is necessary. This trial is to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture on improving the key symptoms of pSS, which are dryness, pain and fatigue (DPF). METHODS & DESIGN: The study is designed as a randomized controlled trial of two arms with a single centre...
January 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103718/peer-review-improves-psychometric-characteristics-of-multiple-choice-questions
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Hani Abozaid, Yoon Soo Park, Ara Tekian
PURPOSE: For new and emerging medical schools, developing a system to peer-review and evaluate the assessment processes through faculty development programs can be a challenge. This study evaluates the impact of peer-review practices on item analysis, reliability, and the standard error of measurement of multiple-choice questions for summative final examinations. METHODS: This study used a retrospective cohort design of two consecutive academic years in 2012 and in 2013...
January 20, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103397/the-economic-burden-of-nurse-sensitive-adverse-events-in-22-medical-surgical-units-retrospective-and-matching-analysis
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Eric Tchouaket, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D'Amour
AIMS: To assess the economic burden of nurse-sensitive adverse events (NSAEs) in 22 acute care units in Quebec by estimating excess hospital-related costs and calculating resulting additional hospital days. BACKGROUND: Recent changes in the worldwide economic and financial contexts have made the cost of patient safety a topical issue. Yet our knowledge about the economic burden of safety of nursing care is quite limited in Canada in general and Quebec in particular...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103079/adhd-treatment-in-primary-care
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Tanya S Hauck, Cindy Lau, Laura Li Foa Wing, Paul Kurdyak, Karen Tu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and characteristics of youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Ontario, Canada, and to determine the predictors of psychotropic medication prescriptions in youth with ADHD. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional retrospective chart abstraction of more than 250 000 medical records from youth aged 1 to 24 years in a large geographical region in Ontario, Canada, linked to population-based health administrative data...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102954/dosimetric-impact-of-lipiodol-in-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-on-liver-after-trans-arterial-chemoembolization
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Daisuke Kawahara, Shuichi Ozawa, Akito Saito, Teiji Nishio, Tomoki Kimura, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Kazunari Hioki, Takeo Nakashima, Yoshimi Ohno, Yuji Murakami, Yasushi Nagata
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) combining trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE) with Lipiodol is expected to improve local control. This study is aimed to estimate the dose enhancement in Lipiodol's proximity and to evaluate the dose calculation accuracy of the Acuros XB (AXB) algorithm and anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) in the Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS) (ver. 11, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, USA), compared with that of the Monte Carlo (MC) calculation (using BEAMnrc/DOSXYZnrc code) for a virtual phantom and a treatment plan for liver SBRT after TACE...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102953/air-kerma-strength-determination-of-an-hdr-192-ir-source-including-a-geometric-sensitivity-study-of-the-seven-distance-method
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Blake R Smith, John A Micka, Manik Aima, Larry A DeWerd, Wesley S Culberson
PURPOSE: To perform an in-air air-kerma strength (SK) calibration of the Bebig model Ir2.A85-2 192Ir high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy source manufactured by Mallinckrodt Medical (Westerduinweg, Germany) with the NIST-traceable seven-distance technique established by the University of Wisconsin. A comparison was made between the reference air-kerma rate (RAKR) reported on a certificate from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Berlin, Germany) (PTB) primary laboratory and the SK determined at the University of Wisconsin Madison Radiation Research Center (UWMRRC)...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102918/medication-administration-errors-and-related-deviations-from-safe-practice-an-observational-study
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Alwiena J Blignaut, Siedine K Coetzee, Hester C Klopper, Suria M Ellis
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of medication administration errors, medication administration related deviations from safe practice as well as factors associated with these errors in medical and surgical units of public hospitals in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. BACKGROUND: Several studies have been published on the incidence of medication administration errors, but only a few have studied the incidence of medication administration related deviations from safe practice...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102899/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-guided-treatment-for-heart-failure
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Julie McLellan, Carl J Heneghan, Rafael Perera, Alison M Clements, Paul P Glasziou, Karen E Kearley, Nicola Pidduck, Nia W Roberts, Sally Tyndel, F Lucy Wright, Clare Bankhead
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood to meet all the needs of the body. Symptoms of heart failure include breathlessness, fatigue and fluid retention. Outcomes for patients with heart failure are highly variable; however on average, these patients have a poor prognosis. Prognosis can be improved with early diagnosis and appropriate use of medical treatment, use of devices and transplantation. Patients with heart failure are high users of healthcare resources, not only due to drug and device treatments, but due to high costs of hospitalisation care...
December 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102829/absorbed-dose-evaluation-of-auger-electron-emitting-radionuclides-impact-of-input-decay-spectra-on-dose-point-kernels-and-s-values
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Nadia Falzone, Boon Lee, José Fernández-Varea, Christiana Kartsonaki, Andrew Stuchbery, Tibor Kibedi, Katherine Vallis
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of decay data provided by the newly developed stochastic atomic relaxation model <i>BrIccEmis</i> on dose point kernels (DPKs- radial dose distribution around a unit point source) and <i>S</i>-values (absorbed dose per unit cumulated activity) of 14 Auger electron (AE) emitting radionuclides, namely <sup>67</sup>Ga, <sup>80m</sup>Br, <sup>89</sup>Zr, <sup>90</sup>Nb, <sup>99m</sup>Tc, <sup>111</sup>In, <sup>117m</sup>Sn, <sup>119</sup>Sb, <sup>123</sup>I, <sup>124</sup>I, <sup>125</sup>I, <sup>135</sup>La, <sup>195m</sup>Pt and <sup>201</sup>Tl...
January 19, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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