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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456356/the-current-state-of-rural-neurosurgical-practice-an-international-perspective
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Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Jason Yang, Harjus S Birk, Joseph D Ciacci
Introduction: Rural and low-resource areas have diminished capacity to care for neurosurgical patients due to lack of infrastructure, healthcare investment, and training programs. This review summarizes the range of rural neurosurgical procedures, novel mechanisms for delivering care, rapid training programs, and outcome differences across international rural neurosurgical practice. Methods: A comprehensive literature search was performed for English language manuscripts with keywords "rural" and "neurosurgery" using the National Library of Medicine PubMed database (01/1971-06/2017)...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446766/are-whole-exome-and-whole-genome-sequencing-approaches-cost-effective-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Katharina Schwarze, James Buchanan, Jenny C Taylor, Sarah Wordsworth
PurposeWe conducted a systematic literature review to summarize the current health economic evidence for whole-exome sequencing (WES) and whole-genome sequencing (WGS).MethodsRelevant studies were identified in the EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EconLit and University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination databases from January 2005 to July 2016. Publications were included in the review if they were economic evaluations, cost studies, or outcome studies.ResultsThirty-six studies met our inclusion criteria...
February 15, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440815/aspiring-pain-practitioners-in-india-assessing-challenges-and-building-opportunities
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Sushma Bhatnagar, Anuradha Patel, Srinivasa N Raja
Background: Pain medicine is a developing specialty, aimed at relieving pain and suffering, enhancing function, and improving the quality of life of patients. Pain is often ignored, under-reported and mismanaged by health-care providers. Aspiring pain physicians in India face many challenges and barriers in advancing their specialty. Objectives: The objective of this study is to determine the challenges in establishing a pain practice in India and to discuss the opportunities and strategies to overcome these barriers...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420761/chinese-military-evaluation-of-a-portable-near-infrared-detector-of-traumatic-intracranial-hematomas
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Chun-Yang Liang, Yang Yang, Chun-Sen Shen, Hai-Jiang Wang, Nai-Ming Liu, Zhi-Wen Wang, Feng-Lei Zhu, Ru-Xiang Xu
Introduction: Secondary brain injury is the main cause of mortality from traumatic brain injury (TBI). One hallmark of TBI is intracranial hemorrhage, which occurs in 40-50% of severe TBI cases. Early identification of intracranial hematomas in TBI patients allows early surgical evacuation and can reduce the case fatality rate of TBI. As pre-hospital care is the weakest part of Chinese emergency care, there is an urgent need for a capability to detect brain hematomas early. In China, in addition to preventing injuries and diseases in military staff and in enhancing the military armed forces during war, military medicine participates in actions such as emergency public health crises, natural disasters, emerging conflicts, and anti-terrorist campaigns during peacetime...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395760/shortened-preproceural-fasting-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Corrie E Chumpitazi, Elizabeth A Camp, Divya R Bhamidipati, Almea M Montillo, A Chantal Caviness, Lesby Mayorquin, Faria A Pereira
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence of an association between fasting time and the incidence of adverse events during procedural sedation and analgesia. Pediatric and adult emergency medicine guidelines support avoiding delaying procedures based on fasting time. General pediatric guidelines outside emergent care settings continue to be vague and do not support a set fasting period for urgent and emergent procedures. OBJECTIVE: To describe shortened preprocedural fasting and vomiting event rates during the implementation of a shortened fasting protocol...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388810/knowledge-gaps-in-the-perioperative-management-of-adults-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report
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Najib T Ayas, Cheryl R Laratta, John M Coleman, Anthony G Doufas, Matthias Eikermann, Peter C Gay, Daniel J Gottlieb, Indira Gurubhagavatula, David R Hillman, Roop Kaw, Atul Malhotra, Babak Mokhlesi, Timothy I Morgenthaler, Sairam Parthasarathy, Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Kingman P Strohl, Patrick J Strollo, Michael J Twery, Phyllis C Zee, Frances F Chung
The purpose of this workshop was to identify knowledge gaps in the perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). A single-day meeting was held at the American Thoracic Society Conference in May, 2016, with representation from many specialties, including anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, sleep, and respiratory medicine. Further research is urgently needed as we look to improve health outcomes for these patients and reduce health care costs. There is currently insufficient evidence to guide screening and optimization of OSA and OHS in the perioperative setting to achieve these objectives...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378672/patient-provider-and-practice-characteristics-associated-with-inappropriate-antimicrobial-prescribing-in-ambulatory-practices
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Monica L Schmidt, Melanie D Spencer, Lisa E Davidson
OBJECTIVE To reduce inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing across ambulatory care, understanding the patient-, provider-, and practice-level characteristics associated with antibiotic prescribing is essential. In this study, we aimed to elucidate factors associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing across urgent care, family medicine, and pediatric and internal medicine ambulatory practices. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Data for this retrospective cohort study were collected from outpatient visits for common upper respiratory conditions that should not require antibiotics...
January 30, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368008/-cancer-patients-in-operative-intensive-care-medicine
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REVIEW
T Annecke, A Hohn, B Böll, M Kochanek
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. New targeted and individualized therapies and drugs provide a survival benefit for an increasing number of patients, but can also cause severe side effects. An increasing number of oncology patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICU) because of cancer-related complications or treatment-associated side effects. Postoperative care, respiratory distress and sepsis are the leading causes for admission. Tumor mass syndromes and tumor lysis may require urgent treatment...
January 24, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328042/dynamics-of-changes-in-indices-of-endogenous-intoxication-in-patients-with-acute-small-intestinal-obstruction-in-case-of-reamberin-use-in-the-comprehensive-treatment
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V Skrypko, A Kovalenko, E Talikova
The objective of this research was to study changes in parameters, characterizing endogenous intoxication in patients with acute small bowel obstruction with Reamberin included into therapy scheme. Full physical examination and surgical treatment of 202 patients with acute small bowel obstruction were conducted. The control group included 30 healthy individuals. Dynamics of such clinical biochemical parameters as medium mass molecules (MMM), malondialdehyde (MDA), diene conjugates (DC) in blood serum were analyzed in preoperative period and on the 1st, 5th and 14th day of postoperative period...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324936/the-impact-of-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-the-emergency-management-of-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Cristina Ferrari, Alessandra Cimino, Giacomo Bianco, Francesca Iuele, Alessandra Di Palo, Margherita Fanelli, Artor Niccoli-Asabella, Giuseppe Rubini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. As the symptoms and the risk factors are nonspecific, PE differential diagnosis is often required. Even if angio-CT is considered the gold standard for PE diagnosis, the frequent allergic condition and/or chronic renal failure of patients make, in most cases, not possible the use of contrast enhancement in emergency with even more increasing use of Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy (LPS), as a simple and fast examination with no preparation/contraindication...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316933/-the-system-here-isn-t-on-patients-side-perspectives-of-women-and-men-on-the-barriers-to-accessing-and-utilizing-maternal-healthcare-services-in-south-sudan
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Ngatho S Mugo, Michael J Dibley, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Ashraful Alam
BACKGROUND: In fragile and war-affected setting such as South Sudan, a combination of physical environmental, socioeconomic factors and healthcare's characteristic contributes to higher rates of home delivery attended by unskilled attendants. This study aims to understand the community members' experience, perceptions and the barriers in relation to accessing and utilizing maternal healthcare services in South Sudan. METHODS: We conducted in-depth one-on-one interview with 30 women and 15 men to investigate their perspectives on the barriers to access maternal and child health related services...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261762/-the-mosquitoes-that-destroy-your-face-social-impact-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-south-eastern-morocco-a-qualitative-study
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Issam Bennis, Loubna Belaid, Vincent De Brouwere, Hind Filali, Hamid Sahibi, Marleen Boelaert
OBJECTIVE: To document the psychosocial burden of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in rural communities in Southeastern Morocco. METHOD: Between March and April 2015, we conducted qualitative research in communities exposed to Leishmania major or L. tropica in Errachidia and Tinghir provinces. Twenty-eight focus groups discussions (FGDs) were realized, with a stratification by gender and tradition of medicine (users of folk versus professional medicine). Data were analyzed using content analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259056/socioeconomic-differences-in-self-medication-among-middle-aged-and-older-people-data-from-the-china-health-and-retirement-longitudinal-study
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Jie Chang, Qing Wang, Yu Fang
OBJECTIVES: Self-medication with over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) and prescription-only medicines (POMs) are both pervasive in China, although the latter is an inappropriate practice. We examined the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and self-medication with OTCs versus POMs. METHODS: Multivariate logistic regressions based on the Andersen framework were estimated using a subsample of respondents aged 45 years and over from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study collected between 2011 and 2013 (n=23 699)...
December 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226755/vaccination-rates-in-patients-with-medical-indications-for-the-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccine-in-a-family-medicine-clinic
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Anthony Trovato, Karen Gunning, Karly Pippitt
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal vaccination rates among high-risk patients (eg, diabetes, asthma, smoking) seen in 2 family medicine clinics are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess differences in pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination rates and reasons for nonvaccination among patients with diabetes and asthma and patients who smoke. METHODS: A chart review at 2 family medicine residency training clinics showed 425 patients with a medical indication for PPSV23 were seen between April 1, 2015, and April 30, 2015...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219876/effectiveness-of-patient-centered-interventions-on-falls-in-the-acute-care-setting-compared-to-usual-care-a-systematic-review
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Donna Avanecean, Dawn Calliste, Teresita Contreras, Yeogyeong Lim, Aileen Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Unintentional falls during hospitalization remain a concern for healthcare institutions globally despite implementation of various improvement strategies. Although the incidence of falls has been of heightened focus for many years and numerous studies have been done evaluating different approaches for fall prevention, fall rates remain high in acute care settings. Patient fall risk scales tend to address only particular intrinsic and extrinsic factors but do not adequately assess a patient's current fall risk status, subsequently warranting more patient-centered risk assessments and interventions...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206830/-the-masters-of-thoracic-trauma-in-the-central-hospital-of-the-mexican-red-cross-their-story-and-legacy
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Juan Carlos Vázquez-Minero, Guillermo Vallejo-Sandoval, Anette Ochmann-Ratch, Laura Portillo-Téllez, Demian Trueba-Lozano
The branches of medicine responsible for the care of victims of different types of injuries were born as a result of the urgent need to save lives during the wars. In Mexico, one of the first hospitals developed for the care of injured patients was the Central Hospital of the Mexican Red Cross. The aim of this article is to pay tribute to the first service for the care of patients with chest trauma, founded in 1954, its founders and those who have continued with their work: Dr. Pedro Garza Alegría, Dr. Octavio Rivas Solís Dr...
November 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204023/trend-of-neuropsychiatric-morbidity-in-sub-himalayan-region-an-audit-of-retrospective-data-mining
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Manoj Kumar Gandhi, Piyush Sharma, Mitasha Singh, Sunil Kumar Raina, Ranabir Pal
Background: There is a paradigm shift in health loss due to premature mortality and disability from neuropsychiatric disorders with major burden in low- and middle-income countries. Objective: To study the trend of admissions with neuropsychiatric and substance-use disorders in 3 years in psychiatry and medicine wards of tertiary care hospital in rural Himachal Pradesh. Methodology: A retrospective data mining was done from records of Inpatient wards of Dr...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183819/smfm-special-report-reducing-racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-a-call-to-action
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Joses A Jain, Lorene A Temming, Mary E D'Alton, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Methodius Tuuli, Judette M Louis, Sindhu K Srinivas, Aaron B Caughey, William A Grobman, Mark Hehir, Elizabeth Howell, George R Saade, Alan T N Tita, Laura E Riley
Racial and ethnic disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality are an important public health problem in the United States. As racial and ethnic minorities are expected to comprise over one half of the U.S. population by 2050, this issue that must be urgently addressed. Research suggests that the drivers of health disparities occur at three levels: patient, provider, and system. Although we have recognized this issue and identified elements that contribute to it, knowledge must be converted into action to address it...
November 25, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122792/understanding-the-implementation-of-sick-day-guidance-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-across-a-primary-care-setting-in-england-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Anne-Marie Martindale, Rebecca Elvey, Susan J Howard, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Tom Blakeman
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to examine the implementation of sick day guidance cards designed to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI), in primary care settings. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted and comparative analysis informed by normalisation process theory was undertaken to understand sense-making, implementation and appraisal of the cards and associated guidance. SETTING: A single primary care health setting in the North of England...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113779/hospital-acquired-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-among-high-risk-hospitalized-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-china-an-economic-burden-analysis
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Tianyuan Yan, Yingxia Li, Yu Sun, Haiyan Wang, Jingna Wang, Weili Wang, Yunhong Liu, Xiaohui Wu, Shuhui Wang
BACKGROUND: Data on the economic burden of hospital-acquired lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) among high risk hospitalized patients are lacking in China. This study aims to fill this knowledge gap. METHODS: We used a prospective matched cohort design, comparing patients with LRTIs and 1:1 matched patients without LRTIs. Study period was from January 2013 to December 2015 analyzing inpatients from high risk wards - intensive care unit (ICU), dialysis, hematology, etc...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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