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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036901/importance-of-leadership-style-towards-quality-of-care-measures-in-healthcare-settings-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Danae F Sfantou, Aggelos Laliotis, Athina E Patelarou, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Michail Matalliotakis, Evridiki Patelarou
Effective leadership of healthcare professionals is critical for strengthening quality and integration of care. This study aimed to assess whether there exist an association between different leadership styles and healthcare quality measures. The search was performed in the Medline (National Library of Medicine, PubMed interface) and EMBASE databases for the time period 2004-2015. The research question that guided this review was posed as: "Is there any relationship between leadership style in healthcare settings and quality of care?" Eighteen articles were found relevant to our research question...
October 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036839/stroke-and-sexual-functioning-a-literature-review
#2
Anabelle Grenier-Genest, Marina Gérard, Frédérique Courtois
BACKGROUND: Stroke has multiple impacts on patients' sexual functioning, be it directly caused by the neurological lesion (s) or indirectly triggered via other psychophysiological processes. Despite a growing number of publications, sexuality is still rarely addressed in the stroke literature - yet, patients have indicated their need for sexual rehabilitation services. OBJECTIVE: To provide a literature review on post-stroke sexual functioning as well as available rehabilitation programs targeting patients' sexuality...
October 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036028/appropriateness-of-the-use-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-wrist-ligamentous-injury
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Brett F Michelotti, Alexandra Mathews, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: When diagnosing wrist ligamentous injury, we hypothesize that MRI is used injudiciously and is associated with unnecessary cost. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of patients, ages 20-60 years, who underwent an MRI for possible wrist ligamentous injury at a tertiary care center between 2009 and 2014. Treatment recommendation was classified as non-operative, operative, or equivocal. If the MRI-directed treatment recommendation differed from the pre-MRI treatment recommendation, we noted that the MRI influenced patient care (impact study)...
October 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035756/lymph-node-wire-localization-post-chemotherapy-towards-improving-the-false-negative-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-rate-in-breast-cancer-patients
#4
Brittany Z Dashevsky, Ashley Altman, Hiroyuki Abe, Nora Jaskowiak, Jean Bao, David V Schacht, Deepa Sheth, Kirti Kulkarni
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the disease status of the pre-neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) core biopsied lymph node (preNACBxLN) in patients with node positive breast cancer corresponds to nodal status of all surgically retrieved lymph nodes (LNs) post-NAC and whether wire localization of this LN is feasible. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HIPPA compliant IRB approved retrospective study including breast cancer patients (a.) with preNACBxLN confirmed metastases, (b.) who received NAC, and (c...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035737/rethinking-liquid-biopsy-microfluidic-assays-for-mobile-tumor-cells-in-human-body-fluids
#5
REVIEW
Kuang Hong Neoh, Ayon Ahmed Hassan, Anqi Chen, Yukun Sun, Peng Liu, Kai-Feng Xu, Alice S T Wong, Ray P S Han
Traditionally, liquid biopsy is a blood test involving the harvesting of tumor materials from peripheral blood. Tumor cells from non-blood body fluids have always been clinically available in cytological examinations but limited for use in differential diagnosis due to the low sensitivity of conventional cytopathology. With the recent significant progress in microfluidic and downstream molecular technologies, liquid biopsies have now evolved to include harvesting tumor cells and DNA fragments in all kinds of non-blood body fluids...
October 3, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035688/why-social-relationships-are-important-for-physical-health-a-systems-approach-to-understanding-and-modifying-risk-and-protection
#6
Julianne Holt-Lunstad
Social relationships are adaptive and crucial for survival. This review presents existing evidence that our social connections to others have powerful influences on health and longevity and that lacking social connection qualifies as a risk factor for premature mortality. A systems perspective is presented as a framework by which to move social connection into the realm of public health. Individuals, and health-relevant biological processes, exist within larger social contexts including the family, neighborhood and community, and society and culture...
October 16, 2017: Annual Review of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035630/a-population-health-measurement-framework-evidence-based-metrics-for-assessing-community-level-population-health-in-the-global-budget-context
#7
Elham Hatef, Elyse C Lasser, Hadi H K Kharrazi, Chad Perman, Russ Montgomery, Jonathan P Weiner
Population health is one of the pillars of the Triple Aim to improve US health care. The authors developed a framework for population health measurement and a proposed set of measures for further exploration to guide the population health efforts in Maryland. The authors searched peer-reviewed, expert-authored literature and current public health measures. Using a semi-structured analysis, a framework was proposed, which consisted of a conceptual model of several domains and identified population health measures addressing them...
October 16, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035385/class-2-crispr-cas-rna-guided-endonucleases-swiss-army-knives-of-genome-editing
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REVIEW
Stefano Stella, Pablo Alcón, Guillermo Montoya
CRISPR-Cas is a bacterial defense system against phage infection and nucleic acid invasion. Class 2 type II CRISPR-Cas9 has also been widely used for genome engineering. Here, we review novel insights into the CRISPR class 2 type V enzymes, specifically Cpf1 and C2c1, which display different DNA-recognition and cleavage characteristics than those of Cas9, the best-characterized member of class 2. Recent structures of these ribonucleoprotein complexes that capture several stages of the endonuclease reaction have provided molecular details of recognition, unzipping and cleavage of the target DNA, allowing their comparison with Cas9...
October 16, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035160/towards-malaria-control-and-elimination-in-ghana-challenges-and-decision-making-tools-to-guide-planning
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Timothy Awine, Keziah Malm, Constance Bart-Plange, Sheetal P Silal
Ghana is classified as being in the malaria control phase, according to the global malaria elimination program. With many years of policy development and control interventions, malaria specific mortality among children less than 5 years old has declined from 14.4% in 2000 to 0.6% in 2012. However, the same level of success has not been achieved with malaria morbidity. The recently adopted 2015-2020 Ghana strategic action plan aims to reduce the burden of malaria by 75.0%. Planning and policy development has always been guided by evidence from field studies, and mathematical models that are able to investigate malaria transmission dynamics have not played a significant role in supporting policy development...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034802/unraveling-the-mechanisms-of-manual-therapy-modeling-an-approach
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Joel E Bialosky, Jason M Beneciuk, Mark D Bishop, Rogelio A Coronado, Charles W Penza, Corey B Simon, Steven Z George
Synopsis Manual therapy interventions are popular among individual healthcare providers and their patients; however, systematic reviews do not strongly support their effectiveness. Small treatment effect sizes of manual therapy interventions may result from a "one size fits all" approach to treatment. Mechanistic based treatment approaches to manual therapy offer an intriguing alternative for identifying patients likely to respond to manual therapy. However, the current lack of knowledge of the mechanisms through which manual therapy interventions inhibit pain limits such an approach...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034670/-community-based-research-in-therapeutic-patient-education-practices-and-contributions-a-literature-review
#11
Olivia Gross, Vincent de Andrade, Rémi Gagnayre
INTRODUCTION: Community-based research (CBR) in health involves both researchers and people concerned by the results of the research. It aims to empower populations, using their exposure to the phenomenon being studied as a starting point. The use of CBR in the field of therapeutic patient education (TPE) is of interest, as the two share such characteristics as the desire to foster self-reliance and participation and a culture of interdisciplinarity. AIM: To characterize CBR in the therapeutic patient education field...
October 2, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034208/prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-following-surgical-resection-of-early-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Brooke C Bloom, Alexander Augustyn, Boris Sepesi, Sunil Patel, Shalin J Shah, Ritsuko U Komaki, Steven E Schild, Stephen G Chun
With increasing use of low-dose screening CT scans, the diagnosis of early-stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) without evidence of mediastinal nodal or distant metastasis is likely to become more common, but the role of adjuvant therapies such as prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) are not well understood in this population. We performed a review of the literature pertaining to the impact of PCI in patients who underwent surgical resection of early-stage SCLC. Four studies were identified that were pertinent including three single-institution retrospective analyses and a National Cancer Database analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034142/epidemiologic-approaches-for-studying-assisted-reproductive-technologies-design-methods-analysis-and-interpretation
#13
Carmen Messerlian, Audrey J Gaskins
PURPOSE: While considerable progress has been made since the advent of assisted reproductive technology (ART), the field remains a complex and challenging one for clinicians and researchers alike. This review discusses some of the most salient issues pertaining to the study of ART and whenever possible suggestions on how to address them. RECENT FINDINGS: More than 5 million babies have been born through ART to date, representing up to 4% of all births worldwide...
June 2017: Current Epidemiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034095/current-and-emerging-brain-applications-of-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound
#14
REVIEW
Ying Meng, Suganth Suppiah, Karim Mithani, Benjamin Solomon, Michael L Schwartz, Nir Lipsman
MRI guided focused ultrasound is an emerging technique that uses acoustic energy to noninvasively treat intracranial disorders. At high frequencies, it can be used to raise tissue temperatures and ablate discrete brain targets with sub-millimeter accuracy. This application is currently under investigation for a broad range of clinical applications, including brain tumors, movement disorders, and psychiatric conditions. At low frequencies MRI guided focused ultrasound can be used to modulate neuronal activity and in conjunction with injected microbubbles, can open the blood-brain barrier to enhance the delivery of therapeutic compounds...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034015/a-new-technique-for-femoral-venous-access-in-infants-using-arterial-injection-venous-return-guidance
#15
Hironori Ebishima, Masataka Kitano, Kenichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi
Objectives: Although venography guidance is helpful for central venous catheter placement, it is sometimes difficult to place a peripheral intravenous cannula for enhancement. We designed a new technique for establishing femoral venous access using venography guidance in the return phase of peripheral arteriography. This new technique was named arterial injection venous return guidance. Here we assessed the efficacy and safety of arterial injection venous return guidance. Methods: We reviewed data of 29 infants less than 6 months old undergoing catheter intervention at our institute in 2014...
March 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033873/a-three-dimensional-model-of-women-s-empowerment-implications-in-the-field-of-microfinance-and-future-directions
#16
Marloes A Huis, Nina Hansen, Sabine Otten, Robert Lensink
Women's empowerment is an important goal in achieving sustainable development worldwide. Offering access to microfinance services to women is one way to increase women's empowerment. However, empirical evidence provides mixed results with respect to its effectiveness. We reviewed previous research on the impact of microfinance services on different aspects of women's empowerment. We propose a Three-Dimensional Model of Women's Empowerment to integrate previous findings and to gain a deeper understanding of women's empowerment in the field of microfinance services...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033865/the-holistic-processing-account-of-visual-expertise-in-medical-image-perception-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Heather Sheridan, Eyal M Reingold
In the field of medical image perception, the holistic processing perspective contends that experts can rapidly extract global information about the image, which can be used to guide their subsequent search of the image (Swensson, 1980; Nodine and Kundel, 1987; Kundel et al., 2007). In this review, we discuss the empirical evidence supporting three different predictions that can be derived from the holistic processing perspective: Expertise in medical image perception is domain-specific, experts use parafoveal and/or peripheral vision to process large regions of the image in parallel, and experts benefit from a rapid initial glimpse of an image...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033556/swallowing-difficulties-with-medication-intake-assessed-with-a-novel-self-report-questionnaire-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-cross-sectional-population-study
#18
Markus Messerli, Rebecca Aschwanden, Michael Buslau, Kurt E Hersberger, Isabelle Arnet
OBJECTIVES: To assess subjective swallowing difficulties (SD) with medication intake and their practical consequences in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis (SSc) with a novel self-report questionnaire. DESIGN AND SETTING: Based on a systematic literature review, we developed a self-report questionnaire and got it approved by an expert panel. Subsequently, we sent the questionnaire by post mail to SSc patients of the European Center for the Rehabilitation of Scleroderma Rheinfelden, Switzerland...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033337/five-year-results-of-great-saphenous-vein-treatment-a-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Sterre A S Hamann, Jenny Giang, Marianne G R De Maeseneer, Tamar E C Nijsten, Renate R van den Bos
OBJECTIVES: The most frequently used treatment options for great saphenous vein incompetence are high ligation with stripping (HL+S), endovenous thermal ablation (EVTA), mainly consisting of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) or radiofrequency ablation, and ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS). The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the long-term efficacy of these different treatment modalities. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032949/correction-of-hyperleucinemia-in-msud-patients-on-leucine-free-dietary-therapy
#20
Anna I Scott, Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, Gregory M Enns, Tina M Cowan
PURPOSE: Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is a rare disorder of branched-chain amino acid catabolism associated with encephalopathy from accumulation of leucine. Leucine is closely monitored during normal growth and particularly during acute illness. As most hospitals do not have access to rapid plasma amino acid quantification, the initial management is often empirical. A model describing the reduction of plasma leucine in hyperleucinemic patients on leucine-free formula would help to guide management and optimize testing frequency...
October 5, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
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