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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749178/validation-and-recalibration-of-the-framingham-cardiovascular-disease-risk-models-in-an-australian-indigenous-cohort
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Xinyang Hua, Robyn McDermott, Thomas Lung, Mark Wenitong, An Tran-Duy, Ming Li, Philip Clarke
Background In Australia, clinical guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease recommend the use of the Framingham model to help identify those at high risk of developing the disease. However, this model has not been validated for the Indigenous population. Design Cohort study. Methods Framingham models were applied to the Well Person's Health Check (WPHC) cohort (followed 1998-2014), which included 1448 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from remote Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747956/evaluation-of-appropriate-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-korea-based-on-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-hira-claims
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REVIEW
Sang Mi Chung, Sung Yong Lee
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an ambulatory care-sensitive condition, and effective treatment of outpatients can prevent worsening of the illness and hospitalization. Current COPD guidelines provide appropriate guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD. In fact, it has been shown that when appropriate guidance and treatment are performed, the morbidity and mortality rates of COPD patients are reduced. However, there is a gap between the clinical guidelines and the actual clinical treatment...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747722/assessing-screening-guidelines-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-using-routinely-collected-data
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Jaspreet Pannu, Sarah Poole, Neil Shah, Nigam H Shah
This study investigates if laboratory data can be used to assess whether physician-retesting patterns are in line with established guidelines, and if these guidelines identify deteriorating patients in a timely manner. A total of 7594 patients with high cholesterol were studied, along with 2764 patients with diabetes. More than 90% of borderline high cholesterol patients are retested within the 3 year recommended period, however less than 75% of pre-diabetic patients have repeated tests within the suggested 1-year time frame...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747306/how-i-treat-new-agents-in-myeloma
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Philippe Moreau
At present, multiple classes of agents with distinct mechanisms of action are available for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), including alkylators, steroids, immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs), proteasome inhibitors (PIs), histone deacetylase inhibitors (DACIs) and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Over the last 5 years, several new agents, such as the third-generation IMiD pomalidomide, the second generation PIs carfilzomib and ixazomib, the DACI panobinostat and two monoclonal antibodies, elotuzumab and daratumumab, have been approved, incorporated into clinical guidelines and have transformed our approach to the treatment of patients...
July 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747173/uptake-of-external-cephalic-version-for-term-breech-presentation-an-australian-population-study-2002-2012
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Yu Sun Bin, Christine L Roberts, Michael C Nicholl, Jane B Ford
BACKGROUND: The safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of external cephalic version (ECV) for term breech presentation has been demonstrated. Clinical guidelines recommend ECV for all eligible women, but the uptake of this procedure in the Australian healthcare setting is unknown. This study aimed to describe ECV uptake in New South Wales, the most populous state of Australia, during 2002 to 2012. METHODS: Data from routine hospital and birth records were used to identify ECVs conducted at ≥36 weeks' gestation...
July 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747091/district-nurses-experiences-of-caring-for-leg-ulcers-in-accordance-with-clinical-guidelines-a-grounded-theory-study
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Annica Lagerin, Ingrid Hylander, Lena Törnkvist
This qualitative study used the grounded theory method to investigate district nurses' experiences of caring for leg ulcers in accordance with clinical guidelines at seven primary health care centres in Stockholm, Sweden. Group interviews were conducted with 30 nurses. The results describe how district nurses strive to stay on track in order to follow clinical guidelines and remain motivated despite prolonged wound treatment and feelings of hopelessness. Three main obstacles to following the guidelines were found...
December 2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746165/effect-of-immediate-initiation-of-antiretroviral-treatment-in-hiv-positive-individuals-aged-50-years-or-older
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Sara Lodi, Dominique Costagliola, Caroline Sabin, Julia Del Amo, Roger Logan, Sophie Abgrall, Peter Reiss, Ard van Sighem, Sophie Jose, Jose-Ramon Blanco, Victoria Hernando, Heiner C Bucher, Helen Kovari, Ferran Segura, Juan Ambrosioni, Charalambos A Gogos, Nikos Pantazis, Francois Dabis, Marie-Anne Vandenhende, Laurence Meyer, Rémonie Seng, John Gill, Hartmut Krentz, Andrew Phillips, Kholoud Porter, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Antonio G Pacheco, Roberto Muga, Janet Tate, Amy Justice, Miguel A Hernán
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines recommend immediate initiation of combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all HIV-positive individuals. However, those guidelines are based on trials of relatively young participants. METHODS: We included HIV-positive ART-naïve, AIDS-free individuals aged 50-70 years after 2004 in the HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration. We used the parametric g-formula to estimate the 5-year risk of all-cause and non-AIDS mortality under: i) immediate initiation at baseline, and initiation at CD4 count ii) <500 cells/mm, and iii) <350 cells/mm...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745260/implementation-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Nneka I Nzegwu, Michelle R Rychalsky, Loren A Nallu, Xuemei Song, Yanhong Deng, Amber M Natusch, Robert S Baltimore, George R Paci, Matthew J Bizzarro
OBJECTIVE To evaluate antimicrobial utilization and prescription practices in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). DESIGN Quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series study. SETTING A 54-bed, level IV NICU in a regional academic and tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS All neonates prescribed antimicrobials from January 1, 2011, to June 30, 2016, were eligible for inclusion. INTERVENTION Implementation of a NICU-specific ASP beginning July 2012...
July 26, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743646/sepsis-and-septic-shock-new-definitions-new-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-approaches
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REVIEW
Silvano Esposito, Giuseppe De Simone, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro, Pasquale Pagliano
Sepsis and septic shock are common life-threatening pathologies associated with high mortality and substantial costs for healthcare system. Clinical guidelines and bundles for the management of patients with sepsis have recently been updated. Herein, we review the history of sepsis and related conditions definitions from the first consensus conference in 1991 to nowadays, the epidemiologic data resulting from worldwide studies on incidence and mortality, the diagnostic approaches including the microbiological assessment of infection and the use of several prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers and finally we review the main therapeutic measures as the intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and the administration of appropriate antibiotic treatment to provide patients with sepsis a favourable outcome in the antibiotic-resistance era...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743232/emergency-medical-service-provider-decision-making-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-exploratory-study
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J Brandling, K Kirby, S Black, S Voss, J Benger
BACKGROUND: There are approximately 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in the United Kingdom (UK) each year. Within the UK there are well-established clinical practice guidelines that define when resuscitation should be commenced in OHCA, and when resuscitation should cease. Background literature indicates that decision-making in the commencement and cessation of resuscitation efforts in OHCA is complex, and not comprehensively understood. No relevant research from the UK has been published to date and this research study seeks to explore the influences on UK Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provider decision-making when commencing and ceasing resuscitation attempts in OHCA...
July 25, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739478/an-overview-of-clinical-guidelines-for-the-management-of-vertebral-compression-fracture-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Patrícia Parreira, Chris G Maher, Rodrigo Z Megale, Lyn March, Manuela L Ferreira
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Vertebral compression fractures are the most common type of osteoporotic fracture comprising approximately 1.4 million cases worldwide. Clinical practice guidelines can be powerful tools for promoting evidence-based practice, as they integrate research findings in order to support decision-making. However, currently available clinical guidelines and recommendations, established by different medical societies, are sometimes contradictory. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to appraise the recommendations and methodological quality of international clinical guidelines for the management of VCFs...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739433/pain-management-the-rising-role-of-interventional-oncology
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D Filippiadis, S Tutton, A Kelekis
Patients with early or metastatic cancer may suffer from pain of different origins. The vast majority of these patients are not adequately treated by means of systemic analgesia and radiotherapy. Percutaneous neurolysis is performed using chemical agents or thermal energy upon sympathetic nervous system plexus for pain reduction and life quality improvement. Ablation and vertebral augmentation are included in clinical guidelines for metastatic disease. As far as the peripheral skeleton is concerned bone augmentation and stabilization can be performed by means of cement injection either solely performed or in combination to cannulated screws or other metallic or peek implants...
July 21, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738794/escaschool-study-trial-protocol-of-an-adaptive-treatment-approach-for-school-age-children-with-adhd-including-two-randomised-trials
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Manfred Döpfner, Christopher Hautmann, Christina Dose, Tobias Banaschewski, Katja Becker, Daniel Brandeis, Martin Holtmann, Thomas Jans, Carolin Jenkner, Sabina Millenet, Tobias Renner, Marcel Romanos, Elena von Wirth
BACKGROUND: The ESCAschool study addresses the treatment of school-age children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a large multicentre trial. It aims to investigate three interrelated topics: (i) Clinical guidelines often recommend a stepped care approach, including different treatment strategies for children with mild to moderate and severe ADHD symptoms, respectively. However, this approach has not yet been empirically validated. (ii) Behavioural interventions and neurofeedback have been shown to be effective, but the superiority of combined treatment approaches such as medication plus behaviour therapy or medication plus neurofeedback compared to medication alone remains questionable...
July 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736777/cataloguing-treatments-discussed-and-used-in-online-autism-communities
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Shaodian Zhang, Tian Kang, Lin Qiu, Weinan Zhang, Yong Yu, Noémie Elhadad
A large number of patients discuss treatments in online health communities (OHCs). One research question of interest to health researchers is whether treatments being discussed in OHCs are eventually used by community members in their real lives. In this paper, we rely on machine learning methods to automatically identify attributions of mentions of treatments from an online autism community. The context of our work is online autism communities, where parents exchange support for the care of their children with autism spectrum disorder...
April 2017: Proceedings of the International World-Wide Web Conference
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735694/depression-and-violence-in-adolescence-and-young-adults-findings-from-three-longitudinal-cohorts
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Rongqin Yu, Mikko Aaltonen, Susan Branje, Tiina Ristikari, Wim Meeus, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Guy M Goodwin, Seena Fazel
OBJECTIVE: Despite recent research demonstrating associations between violence and depression in adults, links in adolescents are uncertain. This study aims to assess the longitudinal associations between young people's depression and later violent outcomes. METHOD: We used data from three cohorts with different measurements of depression exposures and subsequent violent outcomes. In a Dutch community cohort Research on Adolescent Development And Relationships (RADAR; N = 623) and a population-based British birth cohort Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC; N = 4,030), we examined the longitudinal links between adolescent depressive symptoms and violent behaviors from age 13 to 17 years...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735575/negotiating-the-complexities-of-exocrine-and-endocrine-dysfunction-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#16
Sinead N Duggan
Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pancreas characterised by irreversible morphological change and typically causing pain and/or permanent loss of function. This progressive, irreversible disease results in destruction of healthy pancreatic tissue and the development of fibrous scar tissue. Gradual loss of exocrine and endocrine function follows, along with clinical manifestations such as steatorrhoea, abdominal pain and diabetes. Nutrition in chronic pancreatitis has been described as a problem area and, until recently, there was little research on the topic...
July 24, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734963/variability-in-elective-day-surgery-rates-between-belgian-hospitals-analyses-of-administrative-data-explained-by-surgical-experts
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Roos Leroy, Cécile Camberlin, Mélanie Lefèvre, Koen Van den Heede, Carine Van de Voorde, Claire Beguin
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, day surgery has steadily and significantly grown in many countries, yet the increase has been uneven. There are large variations in day-surgery activity between countries, but also within countries between hospitals and surgeons. This paper explores the variability in day-care activity for elective surgical procedures between Belgian hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The administrative hospital data of all patients formally admitted in a Belgian hospital for inpatient or day-surgery care between 2011 and 2013 were analysed and summarized in graphs...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733468/management-impact-effects-on-quality-of-life-and-prognosis-in-men1
#18
Francesca Marini, Francesca Giusti, Francesco Tonelli, Maria Luisa Brandi
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an autosomal dominant endocrine tumor syndrome, caused by inactivating mutations of the MEN1 tumor suppressor gene at 11q13 locus, which predisposes to develop tumors in target neuroendocrine tissues. Since the positional cloning and identification of the causative gene in 1997, genetic diagnosis, by the sequencing-based research of gene mutations, has become an important tool in the early and differential diagnosis of the disease. Application of the genetic test, in MEN1 index cases and in first degree relatives of mutated patients, has been constantly increasing during the last two decades, also thanks to the establishment of multidisciplinary referral centers and specific genetic counselling, and thanks to the wide availability of high throughput instruments for gene sequencing and gene mutation identification...
July 21, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731990/-performance-of-asge-predictive-criteria-in-diagnosis-of-choledocholithiasis-in-the-edgardo-rebagliati-martins-hospital
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Harold Eduardo Benites Goñi, Fernando Vicente Palacios Salas, Jairo Luis Asencios Cusihuallpa, Rossmery Aguilar Morocco, Nasthya Solange Segovia Valle
BACKGROUND: In Peru, there are still no local studies designed for evaluating the performance of clinical guidelines designed to stratify patients according to probability of choledocholithiasis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of predictive criteria proposed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) in diagnosis of choledocholithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study conducted in a hospital in Lima (Rebagliati hospital)...
April 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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
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