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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654768/a-systematic-review-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-care-content-in-nursing-curricula
#1
Joyce Cappiello, Leah Coplon, Holly Carpenter
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether and to what extent pre-licensure nursing programs include sexual and reproductive health (SRH) content in their curricula. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases, including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed, Web of Science, Science Direct, Google Scholar, ProQuest, and CAB Direct were searched for relevant literature. We also reviewed the reference lists of all studies, nursing organization Web sites, and the personal files of the authors. STUDY SELECTION: Inclusion criteria were studies focused on SRH content in pre-licensure nursing education, written in English, and published between January 1990 and November 2016...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654729/signor-a-database-of-causal-relationships-between-biological-entities-a-short-guide-to-searching-and-browsing
#2
Prisca Lo Surdo, Alberto Calderone, Gianni Cesareni, Livia Perfetto
SIGNOR (http://signor.uniroma2.it), the SIGnaling Network Open Resource, is a database designed to store experimentally validated causal interactions, i.e., interactions where a source entity has a regulatory effect (up-regulation, down-regulation, etc.) on a second target entity. SIGNOR acts both as a source of signaling information and a support for data analysis, modeling, and prediction. A user-friendly interface features the ability to search entries for any given protein or group of proteins and to display their interactions graphically in a network view...
June 27, 2017: Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654713/how-could-nurse-researchers-apply-theory-to-generate-knowledge-more-efficiently
#3
Maichou Lor, Uba Backonja, Diane R Lauver
BACKGROUND: Reports of nursing research often do not provide adequate information about whether, and how, researchers applied theory when conducting their studies. Unfortunately, the lack of adequate application and explication of theory in research impedes development of knowledge to guide nursing practice. OBJECTIVES: To clarify and exemplify how to apply theory in research. METHODS: First we describe how researchers can apply theory in phases of research...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654615/evidence-based-medicine-management-of-metacarpal-fractures
#4
Victor W Wong, James P Higgins
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand metacarpal anatomy and its role in fracture pathology. 2. Determine when surgical intervention is needed for metacarpal fractures. 3. Understand the various treatment options for surgical fixation of metacarpal fractures. 4. Describe the role for external fixation in managing difficult metacarpal fractures. BACKGROUND: Metacarpal fractures are common injuries that plastic surgeons should be able to evaluate and treat...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654443/application-and-interpretation-of-histocompatibility-data-in-thoracic-heart-and-lung-transplantation
#5
Kelly H Schlendorf, Ashish S Shah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the review is to update our current understanding and utilization of immunogenetic tools in heart and lung transplant. RECENT FINDINGS: Increasingly, complex patients have been managed perioperatively for heart and lung transplant using a variety of tests and techniques. Recent treatment regimens and listing strategies have exploited recent laboratory advances. However, the better characterization has led to an even more complex description of sensitized heart and lung candidates...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654336/focal-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-with-in-bore-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-two-year-follow-up-of-a-phase-i-trial-complications-and-functional-outcomes
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Kae Jack Tay, Christopher W S Cheng, Weber K O Lau, James Khoo, Choon Hua Thng, Jin Wei Kwek
Purpose To report the safety profile and 2-year functional outcomes of in-bore magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused ultrasound on single cancer foci in men with prostate cancer. Materials and Methods Ethics approval was obtained from the centralized institutional review board for this prospective single-arm study, and patients provided informed consent. Patients with untreated low-volume low-grade prostate cancer (clinical stage T2a or lower; Gleason score, 3+3; index tumor ≤10 mm(3)) underwent MR-guided focused ultrasound between July 2011 and February 2013...
June 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654205/driving-toward-precision-medicine-for-acute-leukemias-are-we-there-yet
#7
Clement Chung, Hilary Ma
Despite recent progress in the understanding of the molecular basis of acute leukemias, treatment options for these diseases have not shown significant changes over the last few decades. In this review, we present a nonexhaustive key summary of the current cytogenetic and molecular changes associated with acute leukemias in disease prognostication and potential targeted therapies. An emerging paradigm is that many genetic or molecular alterations target similar signal transduction, transcriptional, and epigenetic pathways...
June 27, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653677/monitoring-immune-checkpoint-blockade-response-evaluation-and-biomarker-development
#8
REVIEW
Mizuki Nishino, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Hiroto Hatabu, F Stephen Hodi
Cancer immunotherapy using immune-checkpoint blockade (ICB) has created a paradigm shift in the treatment of advanced-stage cancers. The promising antitumour activity of monoclonal antibodies targeting the immune-checkpoint proteins CTLA-4, PD-1, and PD-L1 led to regulatory approvals of these agents for the treatment of a variety of malignancies. Patients might experience clinical benefits from treatment with these agents, despite unconventional patterns of tumour response that can be misinterpreted as disease progression, warranting a new, specific approach to evaluate responses to immunotherapy...
June 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653397/acute-myeloid-leukaemia-genomics
#9
REVIEW
Michael Medinger, Jakob R Passweg
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a biologically complex, molecularly and clinically heterogeneous disease. Despite major advances in understanding the genetic landscape of AML and its impact on the pathophysiology and biology of the disease, standard treatment options have not significantly changed during the past three decades. AML is characterized by multiple somatically acquired mutations that affect genes of different functional categories. Mutations in genes encoding epigenetic modifiers, such as DNMT3A, ASXL1, TET2, IDH1, and IDH2, are commonly acquired early and are present in the founding clone...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652857/fiber-optic-force-sensors-for-mri-guided-interventions-and-rehabilitation-a-review
#10
Hao Su, Iulian I Iordachita, Junichi Tokuda, Nobuhiko Hata, Xuan Liu, Reza Seifabadi, Sheng Xu, Bradford Wood, Gregory S Fischer
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides both anatomical imaging with excellent soft tissue contrast and functional MRI imaging (fMRI) of physiological parameters. The last two decades have witnessed the manifestation of increased interest in MRI-guided minimally invasive intervention procedures and fMRI for rehabilitation and neuroscience research. Accompanying the aspiration to utilize MRI to provide imaging feedback during interventions and brain activity for neuroscience study, there is an accumulated effort to utilize force sensors compatible with the MRI environment to meet the growing demand of these procedures, with the goal of enhanced interventional safety and accuracy, improved efficacy and rehabilitation outcome...
April 1, 2017: IEEE Sensors Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652767/prognostic-value-of-high-imp3-expression-in-solid-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#11
Luyao Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Xintao Li, Liangyou Gu, Yu Gao, Lu Tang, Jianwen Chen, Xu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Accumulated studies have investigated the prognostic role of insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) in various cancers, but inconsistent and controversial results were obtained. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the potential value of IMP3 in the prognostic prediction of human solid tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search in the electronic databases PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane library (updated to April 2016) was conducted to identify eligible studies...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652299/timing-of-complications-during-and-after-elective-endovascular-intracranial-aneurysm-coiling
#12
Michelle Masayo Kameda-Smith, Paula Klurfan, Brian Anthony van Adel, Ramiro Larrazabal, Forough Farrokhyar, Michael Bennardo, Thorsteinn Gunnarsson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the time to complications during and after elective endovascular intracranial aneurysm coiling. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing elective endovascular aneurysm coiling between March 2006 and October 2013 in one large Eastern Canadian Neurointerventional Service was performed. Data regarding the incidence, time and type of complication related to the endovascular coiling procedure and clinical outcome at last follow-up were collected...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652291/talking-about-human-papillomavirus-and-cancer-development-of-consultation-guides-through-lay-and-professional-stakeholder-coproduction-using-qualitative-quantitative-and-secondary-data
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Maggie Hendry, Diana Pasterfield, Simon Gollins, Richard Adams, Mererid Evans, Alison Fiander, Michael Robling, Christine Campbell, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Hiscock, Sadia Nafees, Janice Rose, Margaret Stanley, Olwen Williams, Matthew Makin, Clare Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) cause all cervical cancer and the majority of vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers. Although HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, public awareness of this is poor. In addition, many clinicians lack adequate knowledge or confidence to discuss sexual transmission and related sensitive issues. Complex science needs to be communicated in a clear, digestible, honest and salient way. Therefore, the aim of this study was to coproduce with patients who have cancer appropriate resources to guide these highly sensitive and difficult consultations...
June 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652205/opioid-analgesics-administered-for-pain-on-the-inpatient-pediatric-setting
#14
Gary A Walco, Nancy Gove, Jennifer Phillips, Steven J Weisman
This study aimed to describe utilization of opioid medications among infants, children, and adolescents on the inpatient setting. These data are needed to guide clinical trials and improve research methodologies, as well as to inform more about possible sources of opioid misuse in the United States. A retrospective chart review was conducted covering a span of one year, with a special focus on the prescription of opioids for long-term treatment of chronic pain. Opioid medications were prescribed for less than 5 days in the overwhelming majority (75%) of patients...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652073/antiviral-strategies-against-prrsv-infection
#15
REVIEW
Taofeng Du, Yuchen Nan, Shuqi Xiao, Qin Zhao, En-Min Zhou
PRRSV (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus) is a major economically significant pathogen that has adversely impacted the global swine industry for almost 30 years. Currently PRRSV is estimated to cause losses of almost US$600 million per year in the USA. Except for new mutants that continually emerge during PRRSV outbreaks, our understanding of the virology, origin, and evolution of PRRSV and the host's immune response are largely inadequate. Such limited knowledge impedes development of effective methods to eradicate this virus...
June 23, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652069/facilitating-tough-conversations-using-an-innovative-simulation-primed-qualitative-inquiry-in-pediatric-research
#16
REVIEW
Ambrose H Wong, Gunjan K Tiyyagura, James M Dodington, Bonnie Hawkins, Denise Hersey, Marc A Auerbach
Deep exploration of a complex healthcare issue in pediatrics may be hindered by the sensitive or infrequent nature of a particular topic in pediatrics. Healthcare simulation builds on constructivist theories to guide individuals through an experiential cycle of action, self-reflection, and open discussion, but has traditionally been applied to the educational domain in health sciences. Leveraging the emotional activation of a simulated experience, investigators can prime participants to engage in open dialog for the purposes of qualitative research...
June 23, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651531/supervision-and-autonomy-of-ophthalmology-residents-in-the-outpatient-clinic-in-the-united-states-a-survey-of-acgme-accredited-programs
#17
Eric L Singman, Divya Srikumaran, Laura Green, Jing Tian, Peter McDonnell
BACKGROUND: The development and demonstration of incremental trainee autonomy is required by the ACGME. However, there is scant published research concerning autonomy of ophthalmology residents in the outpatient clinic setting. This study explored the landscape of resident ophthalmology outpatient clinics in the United States. METHODS: A link to an online survey using the QualtricsTM platform was emailed to the program directors of all 115 ACGME-accredited ophthalmology programs in the United States...
June 26, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651345/prioritizing-quality-measure-concepts-at-the-interface-of-behavioral-and-physical-healthcare
#18
Harold Alan Pincus, Mingjie Li, Deborah M Scharf, Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee, Matthew L Goldman, Parashar P Ramanuj, Erin K Ferenchick
Objective: Integrated healthcare models can increase access to care, improve healthcare quality, and reduce cost for individuals with behavioral and general medical healthcare needs, yet there are few instruments for measuring the quality of integrated care. In this study, we identified and prioritized concepts that can represent the quality of integrated behavioral health and general medical care. Design: We conducted a literature review to identify candidate measure concepts...
June 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650929/oxygen-flow-pressure-targets-for-resuscitation-in-critical-hemodynamic-therapy
#19
Huaiwu He, Yun Long, Xiang Zhou, Xiaoting Wang, Hongmin Zhang, Wenzhao Chai, Na Cui, Hao Wang, Dawei Liu
Far from traditional "vital signs," the field of hemodynamic monitoring is developing rapidly. However, it is also easy to misunderstand hemodynamic therapy as merely hemodynamic monitoring and some concrete bundles or guidelines for circulation support. Here, we describe the concept of "critical hemodynamic therapy (CHT)" and clarify the concepts of the "therapeutic target" and "therapeutic endpoint" in clinical practice.Three main targets (Oxygen Delivery - Blood Flow - Perfusion Pressure, OFP) for resuscitation are reviewed in critically ill patients according to the sepsis guidelines and hemodynamic consensus...
June 23, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650346/real-time-monitoring-through-the-use-of-technology-to-enhance-performances-throughout-hiv-cascades
#20
Matthew Avery, Stephen J Mills, Eric Stephan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Controlling the HIV epidemic requires strong linkages across a 'cascade' of prevention, testing, and treatment services. Information and communications technology (ICT) offers the potential to monitor and improve the performance of this HIV cascade in real time. We assessed recent (<18 months) peer-reviewed publications regarding uses of ICT to improve performance through expanded and targeted reach, improved clinical service delivery, and reduced loss to follow-up...
June 23, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
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