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Cecilia Pompili, Kevin N Franks, Alessandro Brunelli, Yusuf S Hussain, Patricia Holch, Matthew E Callister, Jonathan M Robson, Kostas Papagiannopoulos, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly a disease of the elderly and frail population with a median age of 70 years at diagnosis. Therefore, consideration of the impact of interventions on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and not only absolute survival is especially important. For non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, replacing traditional open lobectomies. For high-risk patients who are not deemed suitable for surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) provides a potentially curative alternative...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930492/time-trends-in-concussion-symptom-presentation-and-assessment-methods-in-high-school-athletes
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Dustin W Currie, Matthew J Kraeutler, John B Schrock, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Concussion rates have increased significantly over the past decade. This may reflect an increase in the knowledge and diagnosis of the symptoms of a concussion rather than a true increase in the incidence. Assessing trends in the way that concussions are presenting to and being identified by clinicians over the same period may provide additional insight into the apparent rise in concussions. PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns of change in concussion symptom presentation, diagnostic/evaluation methods, and symptom resolution time reported for United States high school athletes from the 2007-2008 through 2014-2015 academic years...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928184/how-novice-skilled-and-advanced-clinical-researchers-include-variables-in-a-case-report-form-for-clinical-research-a-qualitative-study
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Hongling Chu, Lin Zeng, Micheal D Fetters, Nan Li, Liyuan Tao, Yanyan Shi, Hua Zhang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Fengwei Li, Yiming Zhao
OBJECTIVES: Despite varying degrees in research training, most academic clinicians are expected to conduct clinical research. The objective of this research was to understand how clinical researchers of different skill levels include variables in a case report form for their clinical research. SETTING: The setting for this research was a major academic institution in Beijing, China. PARTICIPANTS: The target population was clinical researchers with three levels of experience, namely, limited clinical research experience, clinicians with rich clinical research experience and clinical research experts...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919021/developing-the-tissue-viability-seating-guidelines
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Melanie Stephens, Carol Bartley, Ria Betteridge, Ray Samuriwo
BACKGROUND: Costs for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have increased significantly with limited published advice from health and social care organisations on seating and preventing pressure ulcers. At the request of the UK Tissue Viability Society the aim of the publication was to develop a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how the research and evidence base on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who remain seated for extended periods of time...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918569/highlights-from-the-ninth-international-symposium-of-thrombosis-and-anticoagulation-ista-ix-october-15-2016-salvador-bahia-brazil
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Renato D Lopes, Patricia O Guimarães, Elaine Hylek, Gilson S Feitosa-Filho, Luiz Ritt, Nivaldo Filgueiras, Eduardo Darzé, Mario S Rocha, Luis P Magalhães, Antonio Carlos Sobral Sousa, Luis Claudio Correia, Lucas Hollanda Oliveira, David A Garcia
To discuss and share knowledge about advances in the care of patients with thrombotic disorders, the Ninth International Symposium of Thrombosis and Anticoagulation was held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on October 15, 2016. This scientific program was developed by clinicians for clinicians and was promoted by two major clinical research institutes-the Brazilian Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Clinical Research Institute of the Duke University School of Medicine. Comprising academic presentations and open discussion, the symposium had as its primary goal to educate, motivate, and inspire internists, cardiologists, hematologists, and other physicians by convening national and international visionaries, thought-leaders, and dedicated clinician-scientists...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918412/prediction-of-early-unplanned-intensive-care-unit-readmission-in-a-uk-tertiary-care-hospital-a-cross-sectional-machine-learning-approach
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Thomas Desautels, Ritankar Das, Jacob Calvert, Monica Trivedi, Charlotte Summers, David J Wales, Ari Ercole
OBJECTIVES: Unplanned readmissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) are highly undesirable, increasing variance in care, making resource planning difficult and potentially increasing length of stay and mortality in some settings. Identifying patients who are likely to suffer unplanned ICU readmission could reduce the frequency of this adverse event. SETTING: A single academic, tertiary care hospital in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: A set of 3326 ICU episodes collected between October 2014 and August 2016...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916935/risk-stratification-model-lower-extremity-ultrasonography-for-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Emily C Alper, Ivan K Ip, Patricia Balthazar, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Carol B Benson, Ronilda Lacson, Ramin Khorasani
BACKGROUND: The Wells score for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has a high failure rate and low efficiency among inpatients. OBJECTIVE: To create and validate an inpatient-specific risk stratification model to help assess pre-test probability of DVT in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of hospitalized patients undergoing lower-extremity ultrasonography studies (LEUS) for suspected DVT. Demographics, physical findings, medical history, medications, hospitalization, and laboratory and imaging results were collected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916177/quantifying-the-impact-of-noninterpretive-tasks-on-radiology-report-turn-around-times
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McKinley Glover, Renata R Almeida, Pamela W Schaefer, Michael J Lev, William A Mehan
PURPOSE: Traditional radiology productivity metrics do not account for noninterpretive tasks (NITs). This study aimed to systematically quantify NITs and their impact on report turn-around time (RTAT) during solo academic neuroradiology overnight coverage in the emergency department. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1 week of data, including phone call quantity and duration, clinician identification badge access to the reading room ("badge swipes"), suspected acute strokes, imaging examination volume, and emergency department patient volume, was performed...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915890/barriers-and-enablers-for-the-development-and-implementation-of-allied-health-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-south-african-primary-healthcare-settings-a-qualitative-study
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J M Dizon, K Grimmer, Q Louw, S Machingaidze, H Parker, H Pillen
BACKGROUND: The South African allied health (AH) primary healthcare (PHC) workforce is challenged with the complex rehabilitation needs of escalating patient numbers. The application of evidence-based care using clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) is one way to make efficient and effective use of resources. Although CPGs are common for AH in high-income countries, there is limited understanding of how to do this in low- to middle-income countries. This paper describes barriers and enablers for AH CPG uptake in South African PHC...
September 15, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915887/professional-fulfillment-and-parenting-work-life-balance-in-female-physicians-in-basic-sciences-and-medical-research-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey-of-all-80-medical-schools-in-japan
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Yuka Yamazaki, Takanori Uka, Eiji Marui
BACKGROUND: In Japan, the field of Basic Sciences encompasses clinical, academic, and translational research, as well as the teaching of medical sciences, with both an MD and PhD typically required. In this study, it was hypothesized that the characteristics of a Basic Sciences career path could offer the professional advancement and personal fulfillment that many female medical doctors would find advantageous. Moreover, encouraging interest in Basic Sciences could help stem shortages that Japan is experiencing in medical fields, as noted in the three principal contributing factors: premature resignation of female clinicians, an imbalance of female physicians engaged in research, and a shortage of medical doctors in the Basic Sciences...
September 15, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914185/power-potential-and-pitfalls-in-global-health-academic-partnerships-review-and-reflections-on-an-approach-in-nepal
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David Citrin, Stephen Mehanni, Bibhav Acharya, Lena Wong, Isha Nirola, Rekha Sherchan, Bikash Gauchan, Khem Bahadur Karki, Dipendra Raman Singh, Sriram Shamasunder, Phuoc Le, Dan Schwarz, Ryan Schwarz, Binod Dangal, Santosh Kumar Dhungana, Sheela Maru, Ramesh Mahar, Poshan Thapa, Anant Raut, Mukesh Adhikari, Indira Basnett, Shankar Prasad Kaluanee, Grace Deukmedjian, Scott Halliday, Duncan Maru
BACKGROUND: Global health academic partnerships are centered around a core tension: they often mirror or reproduce the very cross-national inequities they seek to alleviate. On the one hand, they risk worsening power dynamics that perpetuate health disparities; on the other, they form an essential response to the need for healthcare resources to reach marginalized populations across the globe. OBJECTIVES: This study characterizes the broader landscape of global health academic partnerships, including challenges to developing ethical, equitable, and sustainable models...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910455/development-and-evaluation-of-semiautomated-quantification-of-lissamine-green-staining-of-the-bulbar-conjunctiva-from-digital-images
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Vatinee Y Bunya, Min Chen, Yuanjie Zheng, Mina Massaro-Giordano, James Gee, Ebenezer Daniel, Ryan O'Sullivan, Eli Smith, Richard A Stone, Maureen G Maguire
Importance: Lissamine green (LG) staining of the conjunctiva is a key biomarker in evaluating ocular surface disease. The disease currently is assessed using relatively coarse subjective scales. Objective assessment would standardize comparisons over time and between clinicians. Objective: To develop a semiautomated, quantitative system to assess lissamine green staining of the bulbar conjunctiva on digital images. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using a standard photography protocol, 35 digital images of the conjunctiva of 11 patients with a diagnosis of dry eye disease based on characteristic signs and symptoms were obtained after topical administration of preservative-free LG, 1%, solution...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902402/safety-net-versus-private-hospital-setting-for-brain-metastasis-patients-treated-with-radiosurgery-alone-disparities-in-follow-up-care-and-outcomes
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Kevin Diao, Yanqing Sun, Stella K Yoo, Cheng Yu, Jason C Ye, Nicholas Trakul, Richard L Jennelle, Paul E Kim, Gabriel Zada, John P Gruen, Eric L Chang
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone is an increasingly accepted treatment for brain metastases, but it requires adherence to frequently scheduled follow-up neuroimaging because of the risk of distant brain metastasis. The effect of disparities in access to follow-up care on outcomes after SRS alone is unknown. METHODS: This retrospective study included 153 brain metastasis patients treated consecutively with SRS alone from 2010 through 2016 at an academic medical center and a safety-net hospital (SNH) located in Los Angeles, California...
September 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899827/a-randomized-trial-of-clitoral-vacuum-suction-versus-vibratory-stimulation-in-neurogenic-female-orgasmic-dysfunction
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Marcalee Alexander, Khurram Bashir, Craig Alexander, Lesley Marson, Raymond Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To examine safety and efficacy of use of a clitoral vacuum suction device (CVSD) versus vibratory stimulation (V) to treat orgasmic dysfunction in women with MS or SCI. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Two academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-one women including 20 with MS and 11 with SCI. INTERVENTION: A 12-week trial of the use of a CVSD versus V MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Female Sexual Function Inventory (FSFI) and Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS)...
September 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899610/nosocomial-acquired-and-community-onset-clostridium-difficile-infection-at-an-academic-hospital-in-italy-epidemiology-recurrences-and-toxin-genes-distribution
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Valeria Visconti, Grazia Brunetti, Maria Rosaria Cuomo, Alessandra Giordano, Giammarco Raponi
Toxinogenic Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a leading cause of infectious diarrhea. In this retrospective cohort study the molecular epidemiology of hospital-acquired and community-associated CDI was investigated in patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital. CD in stools samples was revealed by a two steps diagnostic algorithm, firstly screening for positivity to GDH antigen and thereafter RT-PCR analysis. Increased CDI incidence was observed ranging from 1.70episodes/10000patient-days in the 1st year, to 2...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891099/opioid-and-benzodiazepine-weaning-in-pediatric-patients-review-of-current-literature
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Norman E Fenn, Kimberly S Plake
Pediatric opioid and benzodiazepine withdrawal are avoidable complications of pain and sedation management that is well described in the literature. To prevent withdrawal from occurring, practitioners regularly employ a steady decrease of pain and sedation medications, also known as a weaning or tapering schedule. The weaning schedule is highly variable based on clinician preference and is usually dependent on the clinician. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current literature on the process of opioid and benzodiazepine weaning in pediatric patients and to assess the various standardized protocols used to decrease withdrawal occurrences...
September 11, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885424/creating-flexible-and-sustainable-work-models-for-academic-obstetrician-gynecologists-engaged-in-global-health-work
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Rose Molina, Adeline Boatin, Huma Farid, Rebecca Luckett, Dayna Neo, Hope Ricciotti, Jennifer Scott
OBJECTIVE: To describe various work models for obstetrics and gynecology global health faculty affiliated with academic medical centers and to identify barriers and opportunities for pursuing global health work. METHODS: A mixed-methods study was conducted in 2016 among obstetrics and gynecology faculty and leaders from seven academic medical institutions in Boston, Massachusetts. Global health faculty members were invited to complete an online survey about their work models and to participate in semistructured interviews about barriers and facilitators of these models...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882524/activities-performed-and-treatments-conducted-prior-to-consultation-with-a-spine-surgeon-are-patients-and-clinicians-following-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Elliot I Layne, Darren M Roffey, Matthew J Coyle, Philippe Phan, Stephen P Kingwell, Eugene K Wai
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are designed to ensure that evidence-based treatment is easily put into action. Whether patients and clinicians follow these guidelines is equivocal. PURPOSE: To examine how many patients complaining of low back pain (LBP) underwent evidence-based non-operative treatment in line with CPG recommendations prior to consultation with a spine surgeon, and to evaluate any associations between adherence to CPG recommendations and baseline factors...
September 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876678/a-third-of-patients-treated-at-a-tertiary-level-surgical-service-could-be-treated-at-a-secondary-level-facility
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S K Van Straten, C J Stannard, J Bulabula, K Paul, J Leong, M Klipin
BACKGROUND: South Africa has an overburdened public healthcare system. Some admissions to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) may not require tertiary care. The numbers and details thereof are uncertain. Clinical research is limited by skills and access to data. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of Electronic Discharge (ED) summaries from the Department of Surgery at CMJAH between 01 April 2015 and 01 April 2016. An SQL-query of the database generated a ...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876649/an-evaluation-of-epidemiological-differences-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-over-and-under-the-age-of-50-presenting-to-academic-centers-in-johannesburg
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B D Bebington
BACKGROUND: As in other developing countries, the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa have seen an increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer. Repeatedly, the indigenous populations have shown a skewing of incidence in favour of patients below the age of 50. As part of a larger study, and through funding from the Medical research Council of South Africa, the Wits MRC Oncology group has set out to identify the epidemiological characteristics and disease progression of patients under the age of 50 presenting with colorectal cancer...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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