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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214906/-evaluating-the-quality-of-care-in-nursing-homes-comparison-of-three-international-models
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Alessandro Rubino, Fabrizio Leigheb, Carmela Rinaldi, Angelo Di Dio, Sanita Knesse, Chiara Donnarumma, Massimiliano Panella
The aim of this observational descriptive study was to identify the main international models evaluating the quality of nursing homes for non self-sufficient elderly persons, and to apply them in the Italian health system. Firstly, a bibliographic search of institutional websites and Pubmed-Medline was performed to identify the main international models. Secondly, three variables were chosen to evaluate the level of implementability of the models: (1) frequency of use of quality indicators in the international models; (2) degree of constructability of the models in two Italian nursing homes; (3) perceived relevance of the indicators used by the chosen models, by nursing home workers...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214652/unilateral-oculomotor-palsy-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-1a-cmt-1a
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A Posa, A Emmer, M E Kornhuber
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 1A is the most common form of CMT 1 and one of the autosomal dominant demyelinating hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSN). Cranial nerves may be frequently subclinically affected in CMT disease. However manifest clinical signs of cranial nerve involvement are rare. METHODS: This case comprise neurological, ophthalmological, internal medicine and ear-nose-throat investigation, motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity, auditory evoked potentials and orbicularis-oculi reflex measurements, lumbar puncture and blood examination, inclusive molecular genetic testing, as well as electrocardiogram and cranial imaging such as computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging RESULTS: The present case shows a Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1A patient with complete unilateral oculomotor palsy in combination with predominant ipsilateral subclinical trigeminal demyelination...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214178/validation-of-the-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-chinese-version-uwqol-c-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-in-taiwan
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Yun-Hsiang Lee, Yeur-Hur Lai, Bevan Yueh, Pen-Yuan Chu, Yen-Ju Chen, Shu-Ching Chen, Cheng-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purposes of this three-phase study were to: (1) translate and evaluate the burden, content, and face validity of the Chinese version of the University of Washington Quality of Life Scale, version 4 (UWQOL-v4-C); and (2) examine the psychometric properties of the UWQOL-v4-C in oral cancer and laryngeal cancer patients in Taiwan. METHODS: This instrument translation and validation study was part of a major research project. The first phase of this study developed and validated the content of the UWQOL-v4-C...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213380/complex-formation-with-pentraxin-2-regulates-factor-x-plasma-levels-and-macrophage-interactions
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Vincent Muczynski, Gabriel Aymé, Véronique Regnault, Marc Vasse, Delphine Borgel, Paulette Legendre, Amine Bazaa, Amélie Harel, Cécile Loubière, Peter J Lenting, Cécile V Denis, Olivier D Christophe
Recently, we have identified scavenger receptor-AI (SR-AI) as a receptor for coagulation factor X (FX), mediating the formation of a FX-reservoir at the macrophage-surface (Muczynski, Blood 2016 127:778). Here, we demonstrate that the FX/SR-AI-complex comprises a third protein, pentraxin-2. The presence of pentraxin-2 is essential to prevent internalization of FX by SR-AI, while the presence of FX is needed to interfere with internalization of pentraxin-2. Binding studies showed that FX, SR-AI and pentraxin-2 independently bind to each other (Kd,app: 0...
February 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212479/-spinal-tuberculosis-experience-in-a-third-level-medical-facility-in-puebla-mexico
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Rolando Joshua Medina-Peñasco, Martha Imelda Rosas-Ramírez, Rodolfo Gregorio Barragán-Hervella, Ivan Alvarado-Ortega, Gerardo López-Cázares, Álvaro José Montiel-Jarquín, María Socorro Romero-Figueroa
BACKGROUND: Pott's disease or spinal tuberculosis (STB) is a serious infectious disease, caused by the migration of the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the spine. Knowing this disease is a priority for all the physicians. The objective was to show the experience in patients with STB treated in a third level hospital in Puebla, Mexico. METHODS: Descriptive study. From January to December, 2014, we collected information of patients with STB. The variables were age, gender, length of hospital stay, affected segment of the spine, associated diseases, symptoms, diagnostic methods, type of treatment and complication...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212292/azacitidine-for-front-line-therapy-of-patients-with-aml-reproducible-efficacy-established-by-direct-comparison-of-international-phase-3-trial-data-with-registry-data-from-the-austrian-azacitidine-registry-of-the-agmt-study-group
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Lisa Pleyer, Hartmut Döhner, Hervé Dombret, John F Seymour, Andre C Schuh, C L Beach, Arlene S Swern, Sonja Burgstaller, Reinhard Stauder, Michael Girschikofsky, Heinz Sill, Konstantin Schlick, Josef Thaler, Britta Halter, Sigrid Machherndl Spandl, Armin Zebisch, Angelika Pichler, Michael Pfeilstöcker, Eva M Autzinger, Alois Lang, Klaus Geissler, Daniela Voskova, Wolfgang R Sperr, Sabine Hojas, Inga M Rogulj, Johannes Andel, Richard Greil
We recently published a clinically-meaningful improvement in median overall survival (OS) for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), >30% bone marrow (BM) blasts and white blood cell (WBC) count ≤15 G/L, treated with front-line azacitidine versus conventional care regimens within a phase 3 clinical trial (AZA-AML-001; NCT01074047; registered: February 2010). As results obtained in clinical trials are facing increased pressure to be confirmed by real-world data, we aimed to test whether data obtained in the AZA-AML-001 trial accurately represent observations made in routine clinical practice by analysing additional AML patients treated with azacitidine front-line within the Austrian Azacitidine Registry (AAR; NCT01595295; registered: May 2012) and directly comparing patient-level data of both cohorts...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211821/progressive-intervention-strategy-for-the-gait-of-sub-acute-stroke-patient-using-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-tool
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Tae-Woo Kang, Heon-Seok Cynn
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) provides models for functions and disabilities. The ICF is presented as a frame that enables organizing physical therapists' clinical practice for application. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to describe processes through which stroke patients are assessed and treated based on the ICF model. METHODS: The patient was a 65-year-old female diagnosed with right cerebral artery infarction with left hemiparesis...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211266/-non-febrile-syndromes-in-the-traveler-returning-from-tropical-regions-admitted-in-a-monographic-unit
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A Anula-Morales, B Martin-Giner, M Hernández-Cabrera, C Carranza-Rodríguez, E Pisos-Álamo, N Jaén-Sánchez, J L Pérez-Arellano
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyse those syndromes without fever in travellers who return from tropical regions evaluated at our Department of Infectology and Tropical Medicine. Clarifying these conditions intends to reach earlier diagnoses and, perhaps, to avoid the emergence and spread of imported diseases, as well as to establish appropriate preventive measures. METHODS: An observational descriptive transversal study was performed, selecting those patients who returned from tropical regions without fever (n = 281), amongst all travellers evaluated in our department between 1998 and 2013...
February 17, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210408/patterns-of-maxillofacial-fractures-in-uttar-pradesh-india
#9
Padmanidhi Agarwal, Divya Mehrotra, Rajul Agarwal, Sumit Kumar, Rahul Pandey
This study aimed to obtain dependable epidemiologic data of the variation in cause and characteristics of maxillofacial fractures by identifying, describing, and quantifying trauma. This retrospective study was conducted in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, over 1 year, based on a systematic computer-assisted database search from March 2015 to March 2016 for maxillofacial fractures. The demographics, etiology, geographic distribution, date of injury, site and number of fractures, and type of intervention were recorded for each...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210019/the-correlation-between-prostate-volume-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-relation-to-erectile-dysfunction
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Amel Kardasevic, Snjezana Milicevic
INTRODUCTION: The exact etiology of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has not yet been determined, and the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED) is often multicausal and includes organic and/or psychogenic causes, as well as their combinations. Although the relation of BPH, and thus the volume of the prostate (VP) with ED is indisputable, precise mechanisms of integration are still under examination. GOAL: The objective was to evaluate the correlation between prostate volume and degree of erectile dysfunction in patients with symptoms of lower urinary tract caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207664/descriptive-analysis-of-spinal-neuroaxial-injections-surgical-interventions-and-physical-therapy-utilization-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-within-medicare-beneficiaries-from-2000-to-2011
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Joseph A Sclafani, Alexandra Constantin, Pei-Shu Ho, Venu Akuthota, Leighton Chan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the utilization of various treatment modalities in the management of degenerative spondylolisthesis within Medicare beneficiaries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a condition often identified in symptomatic low back pain. A variety of treatment algorithms including physical therapy and interventional techniques can be used to manage clinically significant degenerative spondylolisthesis...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207566/the-new-sepsis-definition-limitations-and-contribution-to-research-and-diagnosis-of-sepsis
#12
Franck Verdonk, Alice Blet, Alexandre Mebazaa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Based on recent clinical, epidemiological, and pathophysiological data, a third international consensus conference was carried out to define new criteria of sepsis in February 2016. This review presents the different items of this new definition, their limitations and their contribution to research and diagnosis of sepsis, in comparison with the previous definitions. RECENT FINDINGS: Incidence, management, and pathophysiological knowledge of sepsis have improved over the past 20 years...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203022/-clinical-evaluation-of-in-plane-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-using-laterally-intercostal-approach
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T Xu, M Li, Y Tian, J T Song, C Ni, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and success rate of in-plane ultrasound-guided paravertebral block using laterally intercostal approach. METHODS: In the study, 27 patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery were selected to do paravertebral block preoperatively. The fifth intercostal space was scanned by ultrasound probe which was placed along the long axis of the rib and 8 cm lateral to the midline of the spine. The needle was advanced in increments aiming at the space between the internal and innermost intercostal muscles...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202895/conduits-used-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-review-of-morphological-studies
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Brenda Martínez-González, Cynthia Guadalupe Reyes-Hernández, Alejandro Quiroga-Garza, Víctor E Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Claudia N Esparza-Hernández, Rodrigo E Elizondo-Omaña, Santos Guzmán-López
There is a significant variety of vascular conduits options for coronary bypass surgery. Adequate graft selection is the most important factor for the success of the intervention. To ensure durability, permeability, and bypass function, there must be a morphological similarity between the graft and the coronary artery. The objective of this review was to analyze the morphological characteristics of the grafts that are most commonly used in coronary bypass surgery and the coronary arteries that are most frequently occluded...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202357/variations-in-the-arterial-blood-supply-to-the-penis-and-the-accessory-pudendal-artery-a-meta-analysis-and-review-of-its-implications-in-radical-prostatectomy
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Brandon Michael Henry, Przemysław A Pękala, Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Bendik Skinningsrud, Karolina Saganiak, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
PURPOSE: The aim of this meta-analysis was to analyze the available literature and provide comprehensive data on the prevalence and variations of accessory pudendal artery (APA) and the three types of penile blood supply (Type 1 - internal pudendal artery (IPA) only, Type 2 - IPA and APA), Type 3 - APA only) MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an extensive search of the major databases and identified 23 studies (4,945 patients) suitable for inclusion in this meta-analysis. Studies eligible for inclusion included cadaveric, imaging or intraoperative studies...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199464/identification-of-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-deriving-minimal-value-from-noninvasive-testing-the-promise-minimal-risk-tool-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Christopher B Fordyce, Pamela S Douglas, Rhonda S Roberts, Udo Hoffmann, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, Manesh R Patel, Christopher B Granger, John Kostis, Daniel B Mark, Kerry L Lee, James E Udelson
Importance: Guidelines recommend noninvasive testing for patients with stable chest pain, although many subsequently have normal test results and no adverse clinical events. Objective: To describe a risk tool developed to use only pretest clinical data to identify patients with chest pain with normal coronary arteries and no clinical events during follow-up (minimal-risk cohort). Design, Setting, and Participants: This secondary analysis of a randomized, pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial (Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain [PROMISE]) includes stable, symptomatic outpatients without known coronary artery disease referred for noninvasive testing at 193 sites in North America...
February 15, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196672/a-study-on-uterine-lymphatic-anatomy-for-standardization-of-pelvic-sentinel-lymph-node-detection-in-endometrial-cancer
#17
Barbara Geppert, Céline Lönnerfors, Michele Bollino, Anastasija Arechvo, Jan Persson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the anatomy of uterine lymphatic drainage following cervical or fundal tracer injection to enable standardization of a pelvic sentinel lymph node (SLN) concept in endometrial cancer (EC). METHODS: A prospective consecutive study of women with EC was conducted. A fluorescent dye (Indocyanine green) was injected into the cervix (n=60) or the uterine fundus (n=30). A systematic trans- and retroperitoneal mapping of uterine lymphatic drainage was performed...
February 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195930/treatment-duration-with-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotics-after-in-hospital-initiation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Hans Rittmannsberger, Jan Rosenleitner, Gertraud Malsiner-Walli, Regina Werl, Barbara Rittmannsberger, Kurosch Yazdi
PURPOSE: Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics are recommended especially for patients with multiple admissions and poor adherence. The empirical basis of this strategy is a matter of debate. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study extending over 6 years, all patients admitted for inpatient treatment with a diagnosis of psychotic disorders according to International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (F2) were screened for treatment episodes with a new start of an LAI...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195605/the-implications-of-inaccuracy-comparison-of-coding-in-heterotopic-ossification-and-associated-trauma
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Matt Fury, Mitchell John, Stuart Schexnayder, Harry Molligan, Olivia Lee, Peter Krause, Vinod Dasa
Retrospective studies using large databases serve a major purpose in providing evidence in the current literature. However, the quality of medical coding is highly variable. This retrospective cohort study aimed to evaluate the documentation regarding the diagnosis of heterotopic ossification (HO) and the implications it may have for conducting retrospective research using electronic medical records (EMRs). A retrospective chart review using the EMR was performed to identify all patients with a diagnosis of HO within 7 university-affiliated hospital facilities...
February 13, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195029/the-problem-of-epistemic-jurisdiction-in-global-governance-the-case-of-sustainability-standards-for-biofuels
#20
David E Winickoff, Matthieu Mondou
While there is ample scholarly work on regulatory science within the state, or single-sited global institutions, there is less on its operation within complex modes of global governance that are decentered, overlapping, multi-sectorial and multi-leveled. Using a co-productionist framework, this study identifies 'epistemic jurisdiction' - the power to produce or warrant technical knowledge for a given political community, topical arena or geographical territory - as a central problem for regulatory science in complex governance...
February 2017: Social Studies of Science
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