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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731673/-kawasaki-disease-interdisciplinary-and-intersocieties-consensus-clinical-guidelines-brief-version
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Kawasaki disease is an acute self-limiting systemic vasculitis. It is the most common cause of acquired heart disease, with the risk of developing coronary artery aneurysms, myocardial infarction and sudden death. Diagnosis is based on the presence of fever in addition to other clinical criteria. The quarter of the Kawasaki disease patients have "incomplete" presentation. Treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin within ten days of fever onset improves clinical outcomes and reduces the incidence of coronary artery dilation to less than 5%...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729903/tranexamic-acid-and-trauma-induced-coagulopathy
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REVIEW
Takeshi Nishida, Takahiro Kinoshita, Kazuma Yamakawa
Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine that inhibits fibrinolysis by blocking the interaction of plasminogen with the lysine residues of fibrin. Historically, TXA is commonly used for reduction of blood loss in perioperative situations, while recently it has attracted attention for clinical use in the trauma field. In 2010, the Clinical Randomization of an Antifibrinolytic in Significant Hemorrhage 2 (CRASH-2) trial demonstrated that intravenous administration of TXA improved mortality significantly in trauma patients with significant bleeding...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715529/changes-in-peak-airflow-measurement-during-maximal-cough-after-vocal-fold-augmentation-in-patients-with-glottic-insufficiency
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Gregory R Dion, Efstratios Achlatis, Stephanie Teng, Yixin Fang, Michael Persky, Ryan C Branski, Milan R Amin
Importance: Compromised cough effectiveness is correlated with dysphagia and aspiration. Glottic insufficiency likely yields decreased cough strength and effectiveness. Although vocal fold augmentation favorably affects voice and likely improves cough strength, few data exist to support this hypothesis. Objective: To assess whether vocal fold augmentation improves peak airflow measurements during maximal-effort cough following augmentation. Setting, Design, Participants: This case series study was conducted in a tertiary, academic laryngology clinic...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712078/effects-based-spatial-assessment-of-contaminated-estuarine-sediments-from-bear-creek-baltimore-harbor-md-usa
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Sharon E Hartzell, Michael A Unger, Beth L McGee, Lance T Yonkos
Estuarine sediments in regions with prolonged histories of industrial activity are often laden to significant depths with complex contaminant mixtures, including trace metals and persistent organic pollutants. Given the complexity of assessing risks from multi-contaminant exposures, the direct measurement of impacts to biological receptors is central to characterizing contaminated sediment sites. Though biological consequences are less commonly assessed at depth, laboratory-based toxicity testing of subsurface sediments can be used to delineate the scope of contamination at impacted sites...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684196/force-transmission-through-the-wrist-during-performance-of-push-ups-on-a-hyperextended-and-a-neutral-wrist
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Olga Polovinets, Alon Wolf, Ronit Wollstein
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort. INTRODUCTION: Push-ups are used ubiquitously to evaluate and strengthen the upper body. They are usually performed in 1 of 2 main ways: with the wrist in hyperextension and with the wrist in a neutral position. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of our study was to compare the dynamic forces in the wrist during the 2 push-up styles. METHODS: Fourteen volunteers performed push-ups in 2 different patterns: on a hyperextended wrist and a neutral wrist (NW)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682309/laboratory-diagnosis-of-biotinidase-deficiency-2017-update-a-technical-standard-and-guideline-of-the-american-college-of-medical-genetics-and-genomics
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Erin T Strovel, Tina M Cowan, Anna I Scott, Barry Wolf
Disclaimer: These ACMG Standards and Guidelines are intended as an educational resource for clinical laboratory geneticists to help them provide quality clinical laboratory genetic services. Adherence to these Standards and Guidelines is voluntary and does not necessarily assure a successful medical outcome. These Standards and Guidelines should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of others that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, clinical laboratory geneticists should apply their professional judgment to the specific circumstances presented by the patient or specimen...
July 6, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673762/diffusion-weighted-mri-in-image-guided-adaptive-brachytherapy-tumor-delineation-feasibility-study-and-comparison-with-gec-estro-guidelines
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Antoine Schernberg, Corinne Balleyguier, Isabelle Dumas, Sébastien Gouy, Alexandre Escande, Enrica Bentivegna, Philippe Morice, Eric Deutsch, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari
PURPOSE: To examine the feasibility of using diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) coregistered with T2-weighted (T2w) sequence in treatment planning system to improve target delineation for image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) in locally advanced cervical cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively examined the records of consecutive patients who were referred to our institution for pulse-dose-rate IGABT between May and December 2015 after concurrent chemoradiation...
June 30, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669332/biomarkers-in-cardiomyopathies-and-prediction-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Mathieu Kruska, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Martin Borggrefe
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyopathies are a major cause of heart diseases in all age groups leading to heart failure and arrhythmias. Additionally, they are an important cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people. Major advances have been made in the understanding of the complex and manifold underlying pathomechanisms and their correlating blood measured biomarkers. The aim of this review is to outline the role of blood measured biomarkers in non-ischemic cardiomyopathies and their role in the prediction of sudden cardiac death...
June 23, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665993/knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-on-the-prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-among-nurses-in-oncological-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-an-area-of-southern-italy
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Maria Rosaria Esposito, Assunta Guillari, Italo Francesco Angelillo
The objectives of the cross-sectional study were to delineate the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among nurses regarding the prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and to identify their predisposing factors. A questionnaire was self-administered from September to November 2011 to nurses in oncology and outpatient chemotherapy units in 16 teaching and non-teaching public and private hospitals in the Campania region (Italy). The questionnaire gathered information on demographic and occupational characteristics; knowledge about evidence-based practices for the prevention of CLABSIs; attitudes towards guidelines, the risk of transmitting infections, and hand-washing when using central venous catheter (CVC); practices about catheter site care; and sources of information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654823/supporting-the-role-of-community-members-employed-as-research-staff-perspectives-of-community-researchers-working-in-addiction-research
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Gala True, Leslie B Alexander, Celia B Fisher
Community researchers are laypersons who conduct research activities in their own communities. In addiction and HIV research, community researchers are valued for their insider status and knowledge. At the same time, their presence on the research team raises concerns about coercion and confidentiality when community researchers and participants know each other personally, and the work of navigating between the worlds of research and community leads to moral distress and burnout for some community researchers...
June 20, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654551/assuring-sustainable-gains-in-interdisciplinary-performance-improvement-creating-a-shared-mental-model-during-operating-room-to-cardiac-icu-handoff
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Christine M Riley, Amber D Merritt, Justine M Mize, Jennifer J Schuette, John T Berger
OBJECTIVE: To understand sustainability and assure long-term gains in multidisciplinary performance improvement using an operating room to cardiac ICU handoff process focused on creation of a shared mental model. DESIGN: Performance improvement cohort project with pre- and postintervention assessments spanning a 4-year period. SETTING: Twenty-six bed pediatric cardiac ICU in a tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: Cardiac surgery patients admitted to cardiac ICU from the operating room following cardiac surgery...
June 24, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645996/treatment-of-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient
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Viviene Heitlage, Mary Beth Borgstadt, Lisa Carlson
PURPOSE: A case highlighting challenges with enoxaparin dosage and monitoring in obese patients is presented. SUMMARY: A morbidly obese 22-year-old Caucasian female (height, 168 cm; weight, 322 kg; body mass index [BMI], 114 kg/m(2)) who presented to the emergency department with acute-onset dyspnea and hypoxia was empirically initiated on enoxaparin for suspected pulmonary embolism at the institution's standard maximum dosage (160 mg subcutaneously every 12 hours)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639030/utilization-of-hypofractionated-whole-breast-radiation-therapy-in-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Tejan P Diwanji, Jason K Molitoris, Arpit M Chhabra, James W Snider, Soren M Bentzen, Katherine H Tkaczuk, Paula Y Rosenblatt, Susan B Kesmodel, Emily C Bellavance, Randi J Cohen, Sally B Cheston, Elizabeth M Nichols, Steven J Feigenberg
PURPOSE: Results from four major hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy (HF-WBRT) trials have demonstrated equivalence in select patients with early-stage breast cancer when compared with conventionally fractionated WBRT (CF-WBRT). Because relatively little data were available on patients receiving neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy, consensus guidelines published in 2011 did not endorse the use of HF-WBRT in this population. Our goal is to evaluate trends in utilization of HF-WBRT in patients receiving chemotherapy...
June 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620579/delineation-of-the-prostate-bed-the-invisible-target-is-still-an-issue
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Igor Latorzeff, Paul Sargos, Geneviève Loos, Stéphane Supiot, Stéphane Guerif, Christian Carrie
For pathological high-risk prostate cancer, adjuvant irradiation has shown a survival benefit. Phase III studies have highlighted that half men would face biochemical relapse and would be candidate for radiotherapy at adjuvant or salvage times. Despite at least four published international contouring guidelines from different collaborative groups, discrepancies remain for volumes, delineation, and margins to be considered in order to optimize radiotherapy planning. This article from "Groupe d'Etude des Tumeurs UroGénitales (GETUG)" members will focus on controversies to help clinicians to create best volume delineation for adjuvant or salvage post prostatectomy radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619290/sparing-dysphagia-aspiration-related-structures-using-novel-hybrid-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Sitaraman BalajiSubramanian, Karunakaran Balaji, Moorthi Thirunavukarasu, Sumana Premkumar
PURPOSE: Studies using split field IMRT to spare dysphagia/aspiration related structures (DARS) have raised concern regarding dose uncertainty at matchline. This study explores the utility of hybrid VMAT in sparing the DARS and assesses matchline dose uncertainty in postoperative oral cavity cancer patients and compares it with VMAT. METHODS & MATERIALS: Ten postoperative oral cavity cancer patients were planned with h-VMAT and VMAT using the same planning CT dataset...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617897/recreational-activity-and-facial-trauma-among-older-adults
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Andrea Plawecki, Michael Bobian, Aron Kandinov, Peter F Svider, Adam J Folbe, Jean Anderson Eloy, Michael Carron
Importance: As the US population ages, public health agencies have released guidelines encouraging aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercises among older individuals. Facial trauma from such activities among elderly individuals has long been underappreciated. Objectives: To evaluate the incidence of recreational activity-associated facial fractures among older adults and to further delineate injury characteristics including demographics, fracture location, and specific activities...
June 15, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617686/imaging-adult-patients-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of current recommendations and techniques used to image coarctations of the aorta. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging of coarctation of the aorta in adults is moving away from conventional techniques such as echocardiography and invasive angiography. Echocardiography may assist in making the diagnosis but is limited in its ability to quantify the severity of coarctations. Current guidelines recommend that every patient with a coarctation must undergo a computed tomography (CT) or MRI scan for accurate delineation of morphology...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609315/the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-simulation-training-at-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-centers-in-the-united-states
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Mark F Weems, Philippe S Friedlich, Lara P Nelson, Alyssa J Rake, Laura Klee, James E Stein, Theodora A Stavroudis
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) requires a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization publishes training guidelines but leaves specific requirements up to each institution. Simulation training has shown promise, but it is unclear how many institutions have incorporated simulation techniques into ECMO training to date. METHODS: We sent an electronic survey to ECMO coordinators at Extracorporeal Life Support Organization sites in the United States...
June 12, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607765/paediatric-bone-and-joint-infection
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REVIEW
Alexios D Iliadis, Manoj Ramachandran
Despite advances in understanding and management, paediatric osteoarticular infections continue to pose diagnostic difficulties for clinicians. Delays in diagnosis can lead to potentially devastating morbidity.No single investigation, including joint aspiration, is sufficiently reliable to diagnose conclusively paediatric bone and joint infection. Diagnosis should be based on a combination of clinical signs, imaging and laboratory investigations. Algorithms should supplement, and not replace, clinical decision making in all cases...
January 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604917/older-adults-views-and-communication-preferences-about-cancer-screening-cessation
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Nancy L Schoenborn, Kimberley Lee, Craig E Pollack, Karen Armacost, Sydney M Dy, John F P Bridges, Qian-Li Xue, Antonio C Wolff, Cynthia Boyd
Importance: Older adults with limited life expectancy are frequently screened for cancer even though it exposes them to risks of screening with minimal benefit. Patient preferences may be an important contributor to continued screening. Objective: To examine older adults' views on the decision to stop cancer screening when life expectancy is limited and to identify older adults' preferences for how clinicians should communicate recommendations to cease cancer screening...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
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