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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917317/flexible-ureteroscopy-for-renal-stone-without-preoperative-ureteral-stenting-shows-good-prognosis
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Jiaqiao Zhang, Chuou Xu, Deng He, Yuchao Lu, Henglong Hu, Baolong Qin, Yufeng Wang, Qing Wang, Cong Li, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
PURPOSE: To clarify the outcome of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for management of renal calculi without preoperative stenting. METHODS: A total of 171 patients who received 176 fURS procedures for unilateral renal stones were reviewed. All procedures were divided into two groups depending on whether they received ureteral stenting preoperatively. Baseline characteristics of patients, stone burden, operation time, stone-free rates, and complications were compared between both groups...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915474/racial-differences-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Giuliano Di Pietro, Ganna Chornokur, Nagi B Kumar, Chemar Davis, Jong Y Park
Disparities between African American and Caucasian men in prostate cancer (PCa) diagnosis and treatment in the United States have been well established, with significant racial disparities documented at all stages of PCa management, from differences in the type of treatment offered to progression-free survival or death. These disparities appear to be complex in nature, involving biological determinants as well as socioeconomic and cultural aspects. We present a review of the literature on racial disparities in the diagnosis of PCa, treatment, survival, and genetic susceptibility...
November 2016: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914720/improving-publication-quality-and-quantity-for%C3%A2-acute-care-authors-from-low-and-middle-income-settings
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Stevan R Bruijns, Megan Banner, Gabrielle A Jacquet
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Researchers from low- and middle-income countries have limited access to publishing and editing resources. This study describes a journal-initiated platform to improve publication quantity and quality in Sub-Saharan Africa emergency care research: Author Assist. METHODS: This is a descriptive report of a quality improvement project of referrals to the African Journal of Emergency Medicine's (AfJEM's) Author Assist program between January 2011 and December 2015...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914048/geometric-potentials-for-computational-protein-sequence-design
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Jie Li, Patrice Koehl
Computational protein sequence design is the rational design based on computer simulation of new protein molecules to fold to target three-dimensional structures, with the ultimate goal of designing novel functions. It requires a good understanding of the thermodynamic equilibrium properties of the protein of interest. Here, we consider the contribution of the solvent to the stability of the protein. We describe implicit solvent models, focusing on approximations of their nonpolar components using geometric potentials...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913067/the-financial-impact-of-clinic-no-show-rates-in-an-academic-pediatric-otolaryngology-practice
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Zhen Huang, Mariam Ashraf, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Pamela Mudd
PURPOSE: To investigate determinants of no-show rates in an academic pediatric otolaryngology practice including appointment time, age, sex, new patient status, payer mix, and median household income by zip code. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review of clinic no-show rates and patient demographics in a free standing children's hospital and affiliated outpatient clinics across eight providers in a one-year period. RESULTS: Analysis shows that the overall no-show rate across all providers was 15% with the highest rate of 19% in the zip code with the lowest median income...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900175/free-fall-acrobatics-to-reduce-neck-loads-during-parachute-opening-shock-evaluation-of-an-intervention-acropose
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Anton Westman, Björn O Äng
INTRODUCTION: Neck pain is a widespread health problem in the skydiver athlete population, epidemiologically linked to repeated exposure to parachute opening shock (POS). During POS, a parachutist is subjected to considerable deceleration forces. This study aims to evaluate the use of preventive free fall acrobatics to reduce the biomechanical load on the neck of parachutists during parachute opening. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Interventional study with a cross-over, within-subject, repeated measures design...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896978/development-and-performance-of-text-mining-algorithms-to-extract-socioeconomic-status-from-de-identified-electronic-health-records
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Brittany M Hollister, Nicole A Restrepo, Eric Farber-Eger, Dana C Crawford, Melinda C Aldrich, Amy Non
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a fundamental contributor to health, and a key factor underlying racial disparities in disease. However, SES data are rarely included in genetic studies due in part to the difficultly of collecting these data when studies were not originally designed for that purpose. The emergence of large clinic-based biobanks linked to electronic health records (EHRs) provides research access to large patient populations with longitudinal phenotype data captured in structured fields as billing codes, procedure codes, and prescriptions...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882501/a-review-of-a-gp-registrar-run-mobile-health-clinic-for-homeless-people
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A O'Carroll, N Irving, J O'Neill, E Flanagan
BACKGROUND: Homeless people have excessively high morbidity and mortality rates, yet they face barriers accessing primary care. A mobile health clinic, staffed by GP registrars, was developed to provide services to homeless people, particularly rough sleepers and sex workers. AIM: The aims were to improve access to primary care and to challenge the stereotypes and prejudices of GP registrars through direct contact with homeless people. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a qualitative study; questionnaires were completed on the mobile health clinic and two focus groups were conducted...
November 24, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878331/fluoroscopy-versus-ultrasound-for-image-guidance-during-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Qiang Liu, Liang Zhou, Xiang Cai, Tao Jin, Kunjie Wang
This meta-analysis aims to compare the safety and efficacy of fluoroscopy versus ultrasound guidance during the access to the renal collecting system. A systematic literature review was performed in September 2016. Outcomes were explored using review manager v5.0. 18 studies with 2919 patients were included in the final analysis. There was no significant difference in stone-free rate (RR: 1.0; 95% CI, 0.98 to 1.05; p = 0.41), operation time (MD: 1.75; 95% CI, -9.15 to 12.65; p = 0.75), hospital stay (MD: -1...
November 22, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875377/spinal-cord-stimulation-for-refractory-angina-pectoris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoxiao Pan, Hongguang Bao, Yanna Si, Chenjie Xu, Hao Chen, Xianzhong Gao, Xinyi Xie, Yajie Xu, Fan Sun, Lingqing Zeng
OBJECTIVES: Parasthesia free stimulation, such as high frequency and burst have been demonstrated as effective therapies for neuropathic pain. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the treatment of refractory angina pectoris (RAP). METHODS: Relevant randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies that investigated SCS for patients with RAP were comprehensively searched in Medline, Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871760/hepatitis-c-treatment-clinical-issues-for-psychiatrists-in-the-post-interferon-era
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REVIEW
Yvonne Chasser, Arthur Y Kim, Oliver Freudenreich
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a widespread and costly cause of morbidity and mortality globally and in the United States. The treatment of HCV has been revolutionized with the recent development of direct-acting antiviral medications. These new treatments are substantially better tolerated and more efficacious than previously used interferon-based therapies. Despite these innovations, sustained virologic response has remained low, hovering at approximately 9% of all infected persons...
September 14, 2016: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869955/progress-with-the-strategic-action-plan-for-tackling-chronic-non-communicable-diseases-in-brazil-2011-2015
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Deborah Carvalho Malta, Taís Porto Oliveira, Maria Aline Siqueira Santos, Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo Andrade, Marta Maria Alves da Silva
OBJECTIVE: to describe the actions undertaken by the Strategic Action Plan for Tackling Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Brazil, from 2011 to 2015. METHODS: the actions were identified through sectorial and interministerial meetings, annual forums, as well as document reviews of publications and laws on government websites. RESULTS: the actions found were: national surveys and monitoring of mortality and risk factor reduction targets; encouragement of physical activity, adequate nutrition and health promotion through the creation of the Health Gym Program (Programa Academia da Saúde); the publication of legislation on tobacco-free environments; free of charge drugs for hypertension, diabetes, and asthma; organization of the emergency service network for cardiovascular diseases; and expanding access to diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients...
April 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867851/percutaneous-endoscopic-treatment-for-urinary-stones-in-pediatric-patients-where-we-are-now
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Paolo Caione, Giuseppe Collura, Michele Innocenzi, Mauro De Dominicis, Simona Gerocarni Nappo, Nicola Capozza
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has been adopted for pyelo-calyceal stones treatment in pediatric patients, starting from the 90's. Very recently, miniaturization of endoscopic instruments allowed less invasive procedures with low complication rate. We reviewed our experience on upper tract stone treatment utilizing two different percutaneous accesses, focusing on the recent new miniaturized devices offered for pediatric renal stones. METHODS: Patients presenting upper tract urinary stones observed from January 2011 to December 2015 and treated by percutaneous renal access were prospectively evaluated: age, sex, metabolic issues, associated abnormalities, treatment modalities, hospital stay and complication rate were recorded in a specific database...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862496/the-meaning-of-person-centred-care-in-the-perioperative-nursing-context-from-the-patient-s-perspective-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Erebouni Arakelian, Christine Leo Swenne, Susan Lindberg, Gudrun Rudolfsson, Ann-Christin von Vogelsang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the meaning of person-centred care from the patient's perspective and in the context of perioperative nursing. BACKGROUND: Person-centred care (PCC) is used but not defined in the perioperative context. The concept indicates an interest in the patient's own experience of health, illness, needs and preferences. As with many terms that are frequently used, there is a tendency for person-centred care to mean different things to different people in different contexts...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862147/signal-preprocessing-multivariate-analysis-and-software-tools-for-ma-ldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-imaging-for-biological-applications
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REVIEW
Pere Ràfols, Dídac Vilalta, Jesús Brezmes, Nicolau Cañellas, Esteban Del Castillo, Oscar Yanes, Noelia Ramírez, Xavier Correig
Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a label-free analytical technique capable of molecularly characterizing biological samples, including tissues and cell lines. The constant development of analytical instrumentation and strategies over the previous decade makes MSI a key tool in clinical research. Nevertheless, most MSI studies are limited to targeted analysis or the mere visualization of a few molecular species (proteins, peptides, metabolites, or lipids) in a region of interest without fully exploiting the possibilities inherent in the MSI technique, such as tissue classification and segmentation or the identification of relevant biomarkers from an untargeted approach...
November 9, 2016: Mass Spectrometry Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853630/current-stem-cell-based-therapies-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Meredith A Lilly, Meghan F Davis, Josh E Fabie, Elizabeth B Terhune, G Ian Gallicano
Diabetes is a disease with wide-ranging personal and societal impacts that has been managed medicinally for over half a century. Since the discovery of stem cells, pancreatic islet regeneration has become a central target for clinical application that has the potential to decrease or eliminate the need for insulin administration and adjunctive medications. The discovery of alternative routes to pluripotency that bypass the ethical implications of embryonic stem cells has significantly expanded the horizons of stem cell based therapy...
2016: American Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836238/systematic-review-of-voluntary-participation-in-simulation-based-laparoscopic-skills-training-motivators-and-barriers-for-surgical-trainee-attendance
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Hannah Gostlow, Nicholas Marlow, Wendy Babidge, Guy Maddern
OBJECTIVE: To examine and report on evidence relating to surgical trainees' voluntary participation in simulation-based laparoscopic skills training. Specifically, the underlying motivators, enablers, and barriers faced by surgical trainees with regard to attending training sessions on a regular basis. DESIGN: A systematic search of the literature (PubMed; CINAHL; EMBASE; Cochrane Collaboration) was conducted between May and July 2015. Studies were included on whether they reported on surgical trainee attendance at voluntary, simulation-based laparoscopic skills training sessions, in addition to qualitative data regarding participant's perceived barriers and motivators influencing their decision to attend such training...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836081/local-initiatives-to-access-emergency-obstetric-and-neonatal-care-in-burkina-faso
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Wambi M E Yaméogo, Talatou M Ouédraogo, Seni Kouanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the various local initiatives to access emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Burkina Faso. METHODS: An existing framework was used to review the three processes for local initiatives: emergence, formulation, and implementation. Multiple case studies were conducted, followed by literature review and semi-structured interviews with key informants. RESULTS: Sixteen districts had implemented local initiatives, including cost sharing, free care for women and children, and free care for delivery and cesareans...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833070/a-systematic-review-of-apps-using-mobile-criteria-for-adolescent-pregnancy-prevention-mcapp
#19
Elizabeth Chen, Emily Rose Mangone
BACKGROUND: Adolescents in the United States and globally represent a high-risk population for unintended pregnancy, which leads to high social, economic, and health costs. Access to smartphone apps is rapidly increasing among youth, but little is known about the strategies that apps employ to prevent pregnancy among adolescents and young adults. Further, there are no guidelines on best practices for adolescent and young adult pregnancy prevention through mobile apps. OBJECTIVE: This review developed a preliminary evaluation framework for the assessment of mobile apps for adolescent and young adult pregnancy prevention and used this framework to assess available apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play that targeted adolescents and young adults with family planning and pregnancy prevention support...
November 10, 2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832924/nasopharyngectomy-with-operating-microscope-a-case-series
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Jia Hui Jang, Hiang Khoon Tan, N Gopalakrishna Iyer, Khee Chee Soo, Ngian Chye Tan
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngectomy for excision of nasopharyngeal tumors is challenging, as access to the nasopharynx is difficult. Recently our institution embarked on two new approaches - robotic nasopharyngectomy and open nasopharyngectomy with operating microscope (NOM) via maxillary swing approach. This article proposes that the novel approach of NOM via maxillary swing aids visualization for resection of locally invasive nasopharyngeal tumors. METHODS: Over a thirteen-month period, eight patients required nasopharyngectomy in our single Asian institution...
September 25, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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