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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319472/infective-endocarditis-in-children-an-update
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Garth Dixon, Georgi Christov
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Infective endocarditis in children remains a clinical challenge. Here, we review the impact of the updated 2015 American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines on management as well as the significance of the new predisposing factors, diagnostic and treatment options, and the impact of the 2007-2008 change in prophylaxis recommendations. RECENT FINDINGS: The new 2015 infective endocarditis guidelines introduced the endocarditis team, added the new imaging modalities of computer tomography and PET-computer tomography into the diagnostic criteria and endorsed the concept of safety of relatively early surgical treatment...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315559/immunotherapy-toxicities-%C3%A2-a-new-electronic-documentation-template-to-improve-patient-care
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Elizabeth Reimschissel, Buenagracia Dela Cruz, Melissa Gonzalez, Joaquin Buitrago, Cary Goodman, Patricia A Johnston
BACKGROUND: Emerging immunotherapies are associated with numerous toxicities. Although traditional health records allow nurses to document system-based assessments, few offer immunotherapy-based documentation templates to assess and grade toxicities.
. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to present the development of a standardized template for documenting genetically modified cellular product-related toxicities in an electronic health record (EHR).
. METHODS: Through interprofessional collaboration, a documentation template for genetically modified cellular product-related toxicities was developed in an EHR, allowing for standardized documentation, data reporting, and tracking of immune-related toxicities...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314835/endocrine-therapy-in-the-current-management-of-postmenopausal-estrogen-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Virginia G Kaklamani, William J Gradishar
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) results in substantial morbidity and mortality for women afflicted with this disease. A majority of MBCs are hormone-responsive and estrogen receptor-positive, making endocrine therapy (ET) an integral component of systemic therapy. With a primary goal of minimizing the effects of estrogen on hormone-responsive MBC, ETs are among the first targeted treatments that aim to inhibit the influence of estrogen receptor activation on tumor proliferation. Several biochemical mechanisms have been the focus of drug development for treatment, including selective estrogen-receptor modulation, aromatase inhibition, and selective estrogen-receptor degradation...
March 17, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314699/safety-and-tolerability-of-idelalisib-lenalidomide-and-rituximab-in-relapsed-and-refractory-lymphoma-the-alliance-for-clinical-trials-in-oncology-a051201-and-a051202-phase-1-trials
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Sonali M Smith, Brandelyn N Pitcher, Sin-Ho Jung, Nancy L Bartlett, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Steven I Park, Kristy L Richards, Amanda F Cashen, Anthony Jaslowski, Scott E Smith, Bruce D Cheson, Eric Hsi, John P Leonard
BACKGROUND: A new generation of biological and targeted agents might potentially replace traditional cytotoxic agents in lymphoma. Lenalidomide plus rituximab was felt to be a safe and promising backbone based on available data. Idelalisib is an oral phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ) inhibitor that has promising activity as a monotherapy in refractory indolent lymphomas. The primary objective of these two trials was to determine the maximum tolerated dose of lenalidomide in combination with rituximab and idelalisib in relapsed follicular and mantle cell lymphoma...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314501/legal-and-regulatory-barriers-to-reverse-innovation
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Virginia Rowthorn, Alexander J Plum, John Zervos
BACKGROUND: Reverse innovation, or the importation of new, affordable, and efficacious models to high-income countries from the developing world, has emerged as a way to improve the health care system in the United States. Reverse innovation has been identified as a key emerging trend in global health systems in part because low-resourced settings are particularly good laboratories for low-cost/high-impact innovations that are developed out of necessity. A difficult question receiving scant attention is that of legal and regulatory barriers...
November 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314493/beyond-visas-and-vaccines-preparing-students-for-domestic-and-global-health-engagement
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EDITORIAL
Lisa V Adams, Anne N Sosin
At campuses across the United States, scores of students are embarking on global health experiences in low- and middle-income countries. The desire to improve the health of poor communities while preparing for future health careers is often the main driver. The spotlight on domestic health issues also has fueled a resurgence of interest in underserved communities in the United States. Regardless of the destination, rigorous preparation is needed to ensure that the students' presence benefits the communities they aim to serve...
November 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306646/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-surgeons-performing-minimally-invasive-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Chantal C J Alleblas, Anne Marie de Man, Lukas van den Haak, Mark E Vierhout, Frank Willem Jansen, Theodoor E Nieboer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevalence among surgeons performing minimally invasive surgery. BACKGROUND: Advancements in laparoscopic surgery have primarily focused on enhancing patient benefits. However, compared with open surgery, laparoscopic surgery imposes greater ergonomic constraints on surgeons. Recent reports indicate a 73% to 88% prevalence of physical complaints among laparoscopic surgeons, which is greater than in the general working population, supporting the need to address the surgeons' physical health...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306384/the-dichotomy-of-the-application-of-a-systems-approach-in-uk-healthcare-the-challenges-and-priorities-for-implementation
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Laura Pickup, Alexandra Lang, Sarah Atkinson, Sarah Sharples
There is increasing demand for a systems approach within national healthcare guidelines to provide a systematic and sustainable framework for improvements in patient safety. Supported by this is the growing body of evidence within Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) healthcare literature for the inclusion of this approach in health service design, provision and evaluation. This paper considers the current interpretation of this within UK healthcare systems and the dichotomy which exists in the challenge to implement a systems approach...
March 17, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304205/stenting-of-the-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-acute-stroke-management-the-karolinska-experience
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Anastasios Mpotsaris, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Vamsi Gontu, Michael Soderman
Background Emergency stent placement in the extracranial internal carotid artery in combination with anterior circulation thrombectomy is a routine procedure. Yet, precise indications and clinical safety in this setting remains controversial. Present data for mechanical thrombectomy include few studies with acute stenting of tandem occlusions. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and clinical outcome of this endovascular treatment in a retrospective analysis of all consecutive cases at a comprehensive stroke centre...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303619/validation-of-the-practice-environment-scale-to-the-brazilian-culture
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Renata C Gasparino, Edinêis de B Guirardello
AIM: To validate the Brazilian version of the Practice Environment Scale. BACKGROUND: The Practice Environment Scale is a tool that evaluates the presence of characteristics that are favourable for professional nursing practice because a better work environment contributes to positive results for patients, professionals and institutions. METHOD: Methodological study including 209 nurses. Validity was assessed via a confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modelling, in which the correlations between the instrument and the following variables were tested: burnout, job satisfaction, safety climate, perception of quality of care and intention to leave the job...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302309/best-practices-for-chiropractic-care-for-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-consensus-update
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Cheryl Hawk, Michael J Schneider, Mitchell Haas, Paul Katz, Paul Dougherty, Brian Gleberzon, Lisa Z Killinger, John Weeks
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to update evidence-based recommendations on the best practices for chiropractic care of older adults. METHODS: The project consisted of a systematic literature review and a consensus process. The following were searched from October 2009 through January 2016: MEDLINE, Index to Chiropractic Literature, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database), Alt HealthWatch, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Cochrane Registry of Controlled Trials...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300965/collective-strategy-for-facing-occupational-risks-of-a-nursing-team
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Marli Maria Loro, Regina Célia Gollner Zeitoune
OBJECTIVE: To socialize an educational action through the process of group discussion and reflection, with the aim to increase the care of nursing workers in facing occupational risks. METHOD: A qualitative descriptive study using the Convergent Care Research modality with nursing staff working in an emergency department of a hospital in the northwest region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Data collection was carried out through educational workshops and information was processed using content analysis, resulting in two thematic categories: A look at the knowledge and practices about occupational risks in nursing; and adherence to protective measures by the nursing team against occupational risks...
March 9, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300761/incorporating-hypnosis-into-pediatric-clinical-encounters
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Robert A Pendergrast
Increasing numbers of licensed health professionals who care for children have been trained in clinical hypnosis. The evidence base for the safety and efficacy of this therapeutic approach in a wide variety of conditions is also growing. Pediatricians and other health professionals who have received training may wish to apply these skills in appropriate clinical scenarios but still may be unsure of the practical matters of how to incorporate this skill-set into day to day practice. Moreover, the practical application of such skills will take very different forms depending on the practice setting, types of acute or chronic conditions, patient and family preferences, and the developmental stages of the child or teen...
March 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300430/calculated-daily-insulin-dosages-overestimate-prescribed-insulin-doses-in-type-2-diabetes
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Karel Kostev, Wolfgang Rathmann
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare the prescribed and calculated daily insulin dosages based on prescription data in type 2 diabetes patients in a general practice database. METHODS: A total of 17 782 type 2 diabetes patients (age: 70.0 ± 11.5 years; 52% males; 16% diabetologist care) with ≥2 insulin prescriptions from 834 practices were analyzed (Disease Analyser: 01/2011-12/2015). Prescribed daily dosage (PDD) (physician documentation) and calculated daily dose (CDD) (pack size × strength × volume / days between 2 prescriptions) were calculated for short-acting, long-acting, and premixed insulins...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296752/racial-ethnic-differences-in-obesity-and-comorbidities-between-safety-net-and-non-safety-net-integrated-health-systems
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Bijal A Balasubramanian, Michael P Garcia, Douglas A Corley, Chyke A Doubeni, Jennifer S Haas, Aruna Kamineni, Virginia P Quinn, Karen Wernli, Yingye Zheng, Celette Sugg Skinner
Previous research shows that patients in integrated health systems experience fewer racial disparities compared with more traditional healthcare systems. Little is known about patterns of racial/ethnic disparities between safety-net and non safety-net integrated health systems.We evaluated racial/ethnic differences in body mass index (BMI) and the Charlson comorbidity index from 3 non safety-net- and 1 safety-net integrated health systems in a cross-sectional study. Multinomial logistic regression modeled comorbidity and BMI on race/ethnicity and health care system type adjusting for age, sex, insurance, and zip-code-level incomeThe study included 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296520/facial-intramuscular-lipoma-occurrence-following-topical-cosmetic-injection-with-a-mixture-of-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-a-report-of-two-cases
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Xuan Liao, Zhi-Dan Zhang, Sheng-Hong Li, Li-Ling Xiao, Jin-Qiang Lu, Bo Xie, Hong-Wei Liu
Growth factors and cytokines control cell growth, proliferation and differentiation via a network of inter- and intracellular signalling pathways, and are involved in skin self-renewing and wound healing. In recent years, topical and injectable growth factors and cytokines have emerged as an intriguing therapeutic modality that can be harnessed for aesthetic purposes. However, very little data are available on their long-term safety and tolerability. In this report, we describe two cases of patients, who developed intramuscular lipoma of the chin following topical injection with a mixture of basic fibroblast growth factor as the main ingredients for chin augmentation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296002/game-of-hospitals
#17
Ruvini Vithanage, Benita Knox, Anna Ryan
BACKGROUND: Systems of health care is a key learning area in medical curricula. An understanding of the health care system with regards to reducing medical errors, improving efficiency in the provision of care and cost containment is recognised as being difficult to teach. CONTEXT: A game-based session was designed and executed as part of a medical student conference. This session incorporated numerous aspects of systems of health care, including teamwork, the efficient and equitable allocation of resources, safety, quality, medical errors, structure of health care systems and political influences in the delivery of health care...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295948/nurses-experiences-of-delivering-care-in-acute-inpatient-mental-health-settings-a-narrative-synthesis-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Marianne Wyder, Carolyn Ehrlich, David Crompton, Leianne McArthur, Caroline Delaforce, Fiona Dziopa, Shulamit Ramon, Elizabeth Powell
Inpatient psychiatric care requires a balance between working with consumers' priorities and goals, managing expectations of the community, legal, professional and service responsibilities. In order to improve service delivery within acute mental health units, it is important to understand the constraints and facilitating factors for good care. We conducted a systematic narrative synthesis, where findings of qualitative studies are synthesised to generate new insights. 21 articles were identified. Our results show that personal qualities, professional skills as well as environmental factors all influence the ability to provide recovery focused care...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294382/the-role-of-morbidity-and-mortality-rounds-in-medical-education-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Paul Benassi, Lindsey MacGillivray, Ivan Silver, Sanjeev Sockalingam
CONTEXT: There is increasing focus on how health care professionals can be trained effectively in quality improvement and patient safety principles. The morbidity and mortality round (MMR) has often been used as a tool with which to examine and teach care quality, yet little is known of its implementation and educational outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this scoping review are to examine and summarise the literature on how the MMR is designed and delivered, and to identify how it is evaluated for effectiveness in addressing medical education outcomes...
March 14, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293640/cost-analysis-of-a-novel-enzymatic-debriding-agent-for-management-of-burn-wounds
#20
Giuseppe Giudice, Angela Filoni, Giulio Maggio, Domenico Bonamonte, Michelangelo Vestita
Introduction. Given its efficacy and safety, NexoBrid™ (NXB) has become part of our therapeutic options in burns treatment with satisfactory results. However, no cost analysis comparing NXB to the standard of care (SOC) has been carried out as of today. Aim. To assess the cost of treatment with NXB and compare it to the SOC cost. Methods. 20 patients with 14-22% of TBSA with an intermediate-deep thermal burn related injury were retrospectively and consecutively included. 10 of these patients were treated with the SOC, while the other 10 with NXB...
2017: BioMed Research International
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