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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323362/body-mass-index-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Ricardo Ribeiro Gama, Yuyao Song, Qihuang Zhang, M Catherine Brown, Jennifer Wang, Steven Habbous, Li Tong, Shao Hui Huang, Brian O'Sullivan, John Waldron, Wei Xu, David Goldstein, Geoffrey Liu
BACKGROUND: Body mass index (BMI) has been associated variably with head and neck cancer outcomes. We evaluated the association between BMI at either diagnosis or at early adulthood head and neck cancer outcomes. METHODS: Patients with invasive head and neck squamous cell cancer at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, were surveyed on tobacco and alcohol exposure, performance status, comorbidities, and BMI at diagnosis. A subset also had data collected for BMI at early adulthood...
March 21, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316636/the-siesta-trial-a-randomized-study-investigating-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-acupressure-versus-sham-therapy-for-improving-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
#2
Kunyu Shen, Yeoungjee Cho, Elaine M Pascoe, Carmel M Hawley, Veronica Oliver, Kathryn M Hughes, Richard Baer, Jeremy Frazier, Elizabeth Jarvis, Ken-Soon Tan, Xusheng Liu, Glenda Gobe, David W Johnson
Objectives. To compare the effectiveness of real acupressure versus sham acupressure therapy in improving sleep quality in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF). Methods. A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted in two Australian dialysis units located in Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital, respectively. Forty-two subjects with self-reported poor sleep quality were randomly assigned to real (n = 21) or sham (n = 21) acupressure therapy delivered thrice weekly for four consecutive weeks during routine dialysis sessions...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286873/to-take-their-place-among-the-productive-members-of-society-vocational-rehabilitation-of-wwi-wounded-at-erskine
#3
Jennifer Novotny
In 1916, the foundation of the Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Limbless Sailors and Soldiers (still in existence today as Erskine), on the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland, was a direct response to the need for specialised medical facilities to deal with the unprecedented number of injured service personnel returning from the Great War. At the hospital, the West of Scotland medical and industrial communities came together to mend broken bodies with prosthetic technology, as well as physical and mental rehabilitation to prepare the limbless to re-enter the job market...
January 17, 2017: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283162/food-allergy-prevalence-knowledge-and-behavioral-trends-among-college-students-a-6-year-comparison
#4
Marilyn Karam, Rebecca Scherzer, Princess U Ogbogu, Todd D Green, Matthew Greenhawt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268438/heart-beat-characterization-from-ballistocardiogram-signals-using-extended-functions-of-multiple-instances
#5
Changzhe Jiao, Princess Lyons, Alina Zare, Licet Rosales, Marjorie Skubic
A multiple instance learning (MIL) method, extended Function of Multiple Instances (eFUMI), is applied to ballistocardiogram (BCG) signals produced by a hydraulic bed sensor. The goal of this approach is to learn a personalized heartbeat "concept" for an individual. This heartbeat concept is a prototype (or "signature") that characterizes the heartbeat pattern for an individual in ballistocardiogram data. The eFUMI method models the problem of learning a heartbeat concept from a BCG signal as a MIL problem...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266169/establishing-a-dedicated-toxicology-unit-reduces-length-of-stay-of-poisoned-patients-and-saves-hospital-bed-days
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Katherine Z Isoardi, Melanie C Armitage, Keith Harris, Colin B Page
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the effect on the average length of stay (LOS), relative stay index (RSI), bed days and costs saved following the establishment of a dedicated clinical toxicology unit in an Australian tertiary referral hospital. METHODS: This retrospective descriptive study uses Health Roundtable and other state and federal data to compare the average LOS, RSI, estimated bed days and costs saved by patients admitted with a diagnosis-related group (DRG) of X62 (Poisoning/Toxic Effects of Drugs and Other Substances), over the 4 year period 2012-2015...
March 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258895/re-evaluation-of-ipsilateral-radiation-for-t1-t2n0-n2b-tonsil-carcinoma-at-the-princess-margaret-hospital-in-the-human-papillomavirus-era-25%C3%A2-years-later
#7
Shao Hui Huang, John Waldron, Scott V Bratman, Jie Su, John Kim, Andrew Bayley, John Cho, Meredith Giuliani, Andrew Hope, Jolie Ringash, Aaron Hansen, John R de Almeida, David Goldstein, Bayardo Perez-Ordonez, Ilan Weinreb, Li Tong, Wei Xu, Brian O'Sullivan
PURPOSE: To report the outcome of ipsilateral radiation therapy (RT) in human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive (HPV+) patients and HPV-negative (HPV-) patients with T1-T2N0-N2b tonsillar cancer treated 25 years after our initial historical cohort. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with T1-T2N0-N2b tonsillar cancer who received ipsilateral RT or bilateral RT between 1999 and 2014 were reviewed. Overall survival (OS), local control (LC), regional control (RC), and grade 3 to 4 late toxicity (LT) were compared between ipsilateral RT and bilateral RT within HPV+ and HPV- patients, separately...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258824/above-knee-prosthesis-design-based-on-fatigue-life-using-finite-element-method-and-design-of-experiment
#8
Suwattanarwong Phanphet, Surangsee Dechjarern, Sermkiat Jomjanyong
The main objective of this work is to improve the standard of the existing design of knee prosthesis developed by Thailand's Prostheses Foundation of Her Royal Highness The Princess Mother. The experimental structural tests, based on the ISO 10328, of the existing design showed that a few components failed due to fatigue under normal cyclic loading below the required number of cycles. The finite element (FE) simulations of structural tests on the knee prosthesis were carried out. Fatigue life predictions of knee component materials were modeled based on the Morrow's approach...
February 28, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256486/the-prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-associated-factors-among-patients-admitted-at-princess-marina-hospital-gaborone-botswana
#9
G M Rwegerera, M Bayani, E K Taolo, D Habte
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become a major public health problem worldwide. Due to the asymptomatic nature of CKD during earlier stages, patients tend to present late, missing opportunities for prevention. AIMS: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and assess the risk factors associated with CKD in patients admitted at Princes Marina Hospital. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Hospital inpatient setting. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A case-matched comparison study was done involving 86 cases and 86 matches by gender and age (± 5 years) from March 21, 2014, to May 31, 2014...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256403/the-utility-of-99m-tc-dpd-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-an-australian-experience
#10
Peter T Moore, Matthew K Burrage, Emily Mackenzie, W Philip Law, Dariusz Korczyk, Peter Mollee
BACKGROUND: The uptake of bone-seeking radiotracers in the amyloid heart is well recognised. 99(m)Tc-DPD has been shown to be highly sensitive for cardiac transthyretin (ATTR) amyloid in an overseas population, but is not registered for use in Australia. We explored its utility as a diagnostic tool within our population. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AL and ATTR (wild-type and inherited) cardiac amyloidosis were prospectively recruited from the Princess Alexandra Hospital Amyloidosis Centre...
February 16, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255418/28-year-late-spermatic-cord-relapse-of-a-testicular-non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumour-managed-robotically
#11
James R Hayes, Michael A S Jewett, Robert J Hamilton
We present a patient who relapsed symptomatically 28 years post-orchiectomy, initially followed by active surveillance for clinical stage I non-seminomatous germ cell tumour (CSI NSGCT). His relapse was localized to the pelvis, managed with robotic surgery, and achieved a complete resection with tumour markers normalized. We highlight the current Princess Margaret guidelines for followup of CSI NSGCT and discuss the trade-off between lifelong radiographic surveillance to detect the very small risk of late relapse...
July 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238133/qflow-cytometry-based-receptoromic-screening-a-high-throughput-quantification-approach-informing-biomarker-selection-and-nanosensor-development
#12
Si Chen, Jared Weddell, Pavan Gupta, Grace Conard, James Parkin, Princess I Imoukhuede
Nanosensor-based detection of biomarkers can improve medical diagnosis; however, a critical factor in nanosensor development is deciding which biomarker to target, as most diseases present several biomarkers. Biomarker-targeting decisions can be informed via an understanding of biomarker expression. Currently, immunohistochemistry (IHC) is the accepted standard for profiling biomarker expression. While IHC provides a relative mapping of biomarker expression, it does not provide cell-by-cell readouts of biomarker expression or absolute biomarker quantification...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226608/heart-beat-characterization-from-ballistocardiogram-signals-using-extended-functions-of-multiple-instances
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Changzhe Jiao, Princess Lyons, Alina Zare, Licet Rosales, Marjorie Skubic, Changzhe Jiao, Princess Lyons, Alina Zare, Licet Rosales, Marjorie Skubic, Princess Lyons, Alina Zare, Changzhe Jiao, Marjorie Skubic, Licet Rosales
A multiple instance learning (MIL) method, extended Function of Multiple Instances (eFUMI), is applied to ballistocardiogram (BCG) signals produced by a hydraulic bed sensor. The goal of this approach is to learn a personalized heartbeat "concept" for an individual. This heartbeat concept is a prototype (or "signature") that characterizes the heartbeat pattern for an individual in ballistocardiogram data. The eFUMI method models the problem of learning a heartbeat concept from a BCG signal as a MIL problem...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219124/our-experience-in-using-telehealth-for-paediatric-plastic-surgery-in-western-australia
#14
Debesh Rimal, Ju Hui Huang Fu, David Gillett
BACKGROUND: Western Australia accounts for one-third of Australia's total land mass. Princess Margaret Hospital is the only dedicated plastic surgery tertiary referral centre providing services to over 500 000 children across the state. The aim of this study is to share our experience using telehealth for service provision and delivery of care in a geographically challenging setting. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted, and data were extracted from patients' notes...
February 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166698/partner-notification-and-treatment-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-pregnant-women-in-gaborone-botswana
#15
Ogechukwu A Offorjebe, Adriane Wynn, Neo Moshashane, Dvora Joseph Davey, Kaitlin Arena, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Ponatshego Gaolebale, Chelsea Morroni, Jeffrey D Klausner
Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) associated with adverse birth outcomes. Untreated partners contribute to high rates of STI reinfection; thus, partner notification and treatment remain important components of STI care and control. A prospective cohort study was conducted among 300 pregnant women presenting to the antenatal clinic at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana who enrolled in an STI screening study...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155593/dna-barcodes-for-dragonflies-and-damselflies-odonata-of-mindanao-philippines
#16
Princess Angelie S Casas, Kong-Wah Sing, Ping-Shin Lee, Olga M Nuñeza, Reagan Joseph T Villanueva, John-James Wilson
Reliable species identification provides a sounder basis for use of species in the order Odonata as biological indicators and for their conservation, an urgent concern as many species are threatened with imminent extinction. We generated 134 COI barcodes from 36 morphologically identified species of Odonata collected from Mindanao Island, representing 10 families and 19 genera. Intraspecific sequence divergences ranged from 0 to 6.7% with four species showing more than 2%, while interspecific sequence divergences ranged from 0...
February 3, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152816/has-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-made-any-difference-for-solid-tumor-inpatients-at-princess-margaret-cancer-center-pm
#17
Carmen Tan, Eshetu G Atenafu, Jack Toshimine Seki
98 Background: VTE represents a significant risk for morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. Hospitalized solid tumor patients at PM are especially at risk (15% of inpatients experienced a VTE event in 2004 when prophylaxis rate was 19%). Institution-wide VTE prophylaxis policy was implemented, and prophylaxis uptake reached nearly 97% in Sept 2012. We are interested in whether the prophylaxis policy made any impact in reducing VTE incidences over time. Our objective is to compare inpatient VTE frequency before and after the implementation of the VTE prophylaxis policy (IPP) in Sept 2012 at PM...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152771/does-physical-function-impact-the-acceptability-of-routine-patient-reported-outcome-surveys-in-cancer-patients
#18
Catherine Brown, Andrea Perez-Cosio, Yvonne Leung, Mindy Liang, Gursharan Gill, Samantha Sarabia, Sabrina Yeung, Aixin Liu, Doris Howell, Geoffrey Liu
67 Background: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used to collect cancer-related symptom and symptomatic toxicity data. Understanding factors that affect the acceptability of PROMs is useful for improving the participation of such routine screening practices. We investigated the association between patient's functional status on their acceptance and perception of usefulness of tablet technology to routine collection of PROM data in the clinical setting. METHODS: 279 adult cancer outpatients at Toronto's Princess Margaret Cancer Centre completed two physical function surveys, the HAQ-DI and WHODAS, using touchscreen tablet technology...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152759/implementation-of-a-new-patient-health-questionnaire-into-standard-practice-in-outpatient-cancer-clinics-to-improve-patient-care-and-quality-of-treatment
#19
Catherine Brown, Andrea Perez-Cosio, Gursharan Gill, Mindy Liang, Geoffrey Liu
214 Background: Patient socio-demographic, lifestyle, and risk factor information at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) is routinely collected for clinical purposes. The only standardized patient information presently being gathered in the outpatient cancer clinics at the PM is symptom management data, which is linked directly into the electronic medical records. Collecting and recording additional data can improve the quality of patient care, help identify risk factors, and guide treatment options. Our aim was to determine the feasibility of collecting this additional information in a clinical setting...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117520/is-sentinel-node-biopsy-of-the-internal-mammary-lymph-nodes-relevant-in-the-management-of-breast-cancer
#20
Chuan Tan, Rebecca Caragata, Ian Bennett
The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of a series of breast cancer patients who underwent sentinel node biopsy inclusive of lymphoscintigraphy, and to assess the incidence of internal mammary node (IMN) metastatic positivity at exploration and whether these findings influenced treatment. Between April 2001 and December 2012, 581 breast cancer patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital underwent preoperative lymphoscintigraphy in the course of the performance of sentinel node biopsy. Analysis was performed of those patients who demonstrated radio-isotope uptake to the IMN chain, and who had sentinel node biopsy of the IMN's and were found to have metastatic involvement...
January 24, 2017: Breast Journal
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