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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138206/monitor-ic-study-a-mixed-methods-prospective-multicentre-controlled-cohort-study-assessing-5-year-outcomes-of-icu-survivors-and-related-healthcare-costs-a-study-protocol
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Wytske Geense, Marieke Zegers, Hester Vermeulen, Mark van den Boogaard, Johannes van der Hoeven
INTRODUCTION: Due to advances in critical care medicine, more patients survive their critical illness. However, intensive care unit (ICU) survivors often experience long-term physical, cognitive and mental problems, summarised as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), impacting their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In what frequency PICS occurs, and to what extent this influences ICU survivors' HRQoL, is mostly unknown. The aims of this study are therefore to study the: (1) 5-year patient outcomes, (2) predictors for PICS, (3) ratio between HRQoL of ICU survivors and healthcare-related costs, and (4) care and support needs...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106598/safety-and-effectiveness-of-restrictive-eculizumab-treatment-in-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Kioa L Wijnsma, Caroline Duineveld, Elena B Volokhina, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Nicole C A J van de Kar, Jack F M Wetzels
Background: Atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare but severe form of thrombotic microangiopathy as a consequence of complement dysregulation. aHUS has a poor outcome with high mortality and >50% of patients developing end-stage renal disease. Since the end of 2012, these outcomes have greatly improved with the introduction of eculizumab. Currently the duration of treatment is debated. Most guidelines advise lifelong treatment. However, there is no hard evidence to support this advice...
July 4, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040646/statins-affect-skeletal-muscle-performance-evidence-for-disturbances-in-energy-metabolism
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Neeltje A E Allard, Tom J J Schirris, Rebecca J Verheggen, Frans G M Russel, Richard J Rodenburg, Jan A M Smeitink, Paul D Thompson, Maria T E Hopman, Silvie Timmers
Context: Statin myopathy is linked to disturbances in mitochondrial function and exercise intolerance. Objectives: To determine whether differences exist in exercise performance, muscle function and mitochondrial oxidative capacity and content between symptomatic and asymptomatic statin users, and non-statin using controls. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Physiology of the Radboud University Medical Center...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036369/referral-of-patients-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-to-an-expertise-center-has-high-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-value
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Catharina M Mulders-Manders, Gianni Pietersz, Anna Simon, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
Background: up to 50% of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) remain undiagnosed despite extensive evaluation. In expertise centers, at least 25-63% of these patients is referred after evaluation in another hospital. The diagnostic and therapeutic yields of referral to an expertise center are currently unknown. Aim: To determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yield of referral of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) that remain undiagnosed in non-expertise hospitals...
July 28, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989549/the-effectiveness-of-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-on-psychological-distress-and-cognitive-functioning-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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Roos J Blankespoor, Melanie P J Schellekens, Sandra H Vos, Anne E M Speckens, Brigit A de Jong
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) often suffer from psychological distress and cognitive dysfunctioning. These factors negatively impact the health-related quality of life. Only recently behavioral therapeutic approaches are being used to treat psychological distress in MS. The aim of the present pilot study was not only to investigate the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on psychological distress but also to explore whether it can improve cognitive functioning among patients with MS...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882923/-reframing-healthcare-services-through-the-lens-of-co-production-rhelaunch-a-study-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-mechanisms-by-which-healthcare-and-social-services-impact-the-health-and-well-being-of-patients-with-copd-and-chf-in-the-usa-and-the
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Gijs Hesselink, Julie Johnson, Paul Batalden, Michelle Carlson, Wytske Geense, Stef Groenewoud, Sylvester Jones, Brita Roy, Christina Sansone, Judith R L M Wolf, Bradley Bart, Hub Wollersheim
INTRODUCTION: The USA lags behind other high-income countries in many health indicators. Outcome differences are associated with differences in the relative spending between healthcare and social services at the national level. The impact of the ratio and delivery of social and healthcare services on the individual patient's health is however unknown. 'Reframing Healthcare Services through the Lens of Co-Production' (RheLaunCh) will be a cross-Atlantic comparative study of the mechanisms by which healthcare and social service delivery may impact patient health with chronic conditions...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696580/empowerment-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-relationship-with-health-related-quality-of-life
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Suzanne E J Kaal, Olga Husson, Saskia van Duivenboden, Rosemarie Jansen, Eveliene Manten-Horst, Petra Servaes, Judith B Prins, Sanne W van den Berg, Winette T A van der Graaf
BACKGROUND: The difficulties adolescents and young adults (AYAs) encounter during a cancer experience may result in a reduction in or absence of empowerment. The aims of the current study were to assess levels of empowerment and associated (demographic, clinical, or psychological) factors and examine the association between empowerment and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among AYA patients with cancer. METHODS: Patients aged 18 to 35 years at time of cancer diagnosis and who were seen by 1 of the members of the specialized multidisciplinary AYA team of the Radboud University Medical Center were invited to complete questionnaires regarding empowerment; HRQOL; and sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological characteristics (autonomy, coping, unmet social support needs, and psychological distress)...
October 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629318/the-effect-of-a-daily-application-of-a-0-05-chlorhexidine-oral-rinse-solution-on-the-incidence-of-aspiration-pneumonia-in-nursing-home-residents-a-multicenter-study
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Vanessa R Y Hollaar, Gert-Jan van der Putten, Claar D van der Maarel-Wierink, Ewald M Bronkhorst, Bert J M de Swart, Nico H J Creugers
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia and potential respiratory pathogens in the oral biofilm are risk factors for aspiration pneumonia in nursing home residents. The aim of the study was to examine if the daily application of 0.05% chlorhexidine oral rinse solution is effective in reducing the incidence of aspiration pneumonia in nursing home residents with dysphagia. Associations between background variables (age, gender, dysphagia severity, care dependency, medication use, number of medical diagnoses, teeth and dental implants, and wearing removable dentures) and the incidence of aspiration pneumonia were also examined...
June 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601913/the-effects-of-a-non-cognitive-versus-cognitive-admission-procedure-within-cohorts-in-one-medical-school
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Marieke de Visser, Cornelia Fluit, Janke Cohen-Schotanus, Roland Laan
In medical school selection, non-cognitive performance in particular correlates with performance in clinical practice. It is arguable, therefore, that selection should focus on non-cognitive aspects despite the predictive value of prior cognitive performance for early medical school performance. The aim of this study at Radboud University Medical Center, the Netherlands, is to determine the effects of admitting students through an autonomous non-cognitive procedure on early medical school performance. We compared their performance to the performance of students selected through an autonomous cognitive selection procedure, enrolling in the Bachelor's curriculum simultaneously...
June 10, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382713/ultra-small-superparamagnetic-iron-oxides-for-metastatic-lymph-node-detection-back-on-the-block
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REVIEW
Ansje S Fortuin, Roger Brüggemann, Janine van der Linden, Ilia Panfilov, Bas Israël, Tom W J Scheenen, Jelle O Barentsz
In the past 15 years, encouraging clinical results for the detection of small lymph node metastases was obtained by the use of Combidex-enhanced MRI (CEM, also known as magnetic resonance lymphography). Withdrawal of the European Medicines Agency approval application by the manufacturer made it impossible for patients to benefit from this agent; a loss, especially for men with prostate cancer. Current conventional imaging techniques are not as accurate as CEM is, thus a surgical diagnostic exploration (extended lymph node dissection) is still the preferred technique to evaluate the lymph nodes, resulting in peri- and postoperative complications...
April 6, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336786/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-optimizes-treatment-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-is-associated-with-reduced-mortality
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Marvin A H Berrevoets, Ilse J E Kouijzer, Erik H J G Aarntzen, Marcel J R Janssen, Lioe-Fee De Geus-Oei, Heiman F L Wertheim, Bart-Jan Kullberg, Jaap Ten Oever, Wim J G Oyen, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
Metastatic infection is an important complication of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). Early diagnosis of metastatic infection is crucial, because specific treatment is required. However, metastatic infection can be asymptomatic and difficult to detect. In this study, we investigated the role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in patients with SAB for detection of metastatic infection and its consequences for treatment and outcome. Methods: All patients with SAB at Radboud University Medical Center were included between January 2013 and April 2016...
September 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325747/brief-fixation-enables-same-day-breast-cancer-diagnosis-with-reliable-assessment-of-hormone-receptors-e-cadherin-and-her2-neu
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Altuna Halilovic, Joris Bulte, Yvonne Jacobs, Hanneke Braam, Patricia van Cleef, Margrethe Schlooz-Vries, Annelies Werner, Oliver Boelens, Iris Nagtegaal, Hans de Wilt, Peter Bult
AIMS: Preoperative core needle biopsy (CNB) is commonly used to confirm the diagnosis of breast cancer. For treatment purposes and for determining histological type, especially in case of neoadjuvant therapy, oestrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status and E-cadherin assessments are crucial. Considering the increasing demand for same-day diagnosis of breast lesions, an accelerated method of CNB processing was developed, in which the tissue fixation time is radically reduced...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251678/costs-and-clinical-outcomes-of-implant-placement-during-ablative-surgery-and-postponed-implant-placement-in-curative-oral-oncology-a-five-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jan-Willem G H Wetzels, Gert J Meijer, Ron Koole, Eddy M Adang, Matthias A W Merkx, Caroline M Speksnijder
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare costs and clinical outcomes of two protocols for implant placement in edentulous oral cancer patients: implant placement during ablative surgery and postponed implant placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All edentulous patients who underwent curative tumor surgery between 2007 and 2009 at the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) and UMC Utrecht, both in the Netherlands, were included retrospectively. At the Radboudumc, 79 of 98 patients received implants during ablative surgery...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202228/cross-institutional-knowledge-based-planning-kbp-implementation-and-its-performance-comparison-to-auto-planning-engine-ape
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Binbin Wu, Martijn Kusters, Martina Kunze-Busch, Tim Dijkema, Todd McNutt, Giuseppe Sanguineti, Karl Bzdusek, Anatoly Dritschilo, Dalong Pang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate (1) whether a plan library established at one institution can be applied for another institution's knowledge-based planning (KBP); (2) the performance of cross-institutional KBP compared to Auto-Planning Engine (APE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) provided 35 oropharyngeal cancer patients (68Gy to PTV(68) and 50.3Gy to PTV(50.3)) with clinically-delivered and comparative APE plans. The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) contributed a three-dose-level plan library consisting of 179 clinically-delivered plans...
April 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046761/mo-g-201-01-a-multi-institutional-study-investigating-the-performance-of-a-knowledge-based-planning-system-against-pinnacle-auto-planning-engine-in-sib-imrt-for-the-head-and-neck-cancer
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B Wu, M Kusters, M Kunze-Busch, T Dijkema, T McNutt, G Sanguineti, D Pang
PURPOSE: Knowledge-based Planning (KBP) founded on prior planning experience and Auto-Planning Engine (APE; commercialized in Pinnacle v9.10 TPS) based on progressive optimization algorithm both aim to eliminate the trial-and-error process in radiotherapy inverse planning. This study investigates the performance of the approaches in a multi-institutional setting to evaluate their functionalities in oropharyngeal cancer and offers suggestions how they can be implemented in the clinic. METHODS: Radboud University Medical Center (RUMC) provided 35 oropharyngeal cancer patients (SIB-IMRT with two-dose-level prescription: 68 Gy to PTV68 and 50...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009475/reactivation-of-latent-hpv-infections-after-renal-transplantation
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F Hinten, L B Hilbrands, K A P Meeuwis, J IntHout, W G V Quint, A J Hoitsma, L F A G Massuger, W J G Melchers, J A de Hullu
Female renal transplant recipients (RTRs) have an increased risk for developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related (pre)malignant lesions of the genital tract. This study aims to assess the genital prevalence of HPV before and after renal transplantation (RT). In female patients who were counseled for RT at the Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, the Netherlands, gynecological examination was performed at first visit, and 1 and 2 years later. HPV self-sampling and questionnaires on sexual behavior were performed every 3 months...
June 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853908/implementing-medical-teaching-policy-in-university-hospitals
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Rik Engbers, Cornelia R M G Fluit, Sanneke Bolhuis, Marieke de Visser, Roland F J M Laan
Within the unique and complex settings of university hospitals, it is difficult to implement policy initiatives aimed at developing careers in and improving the quality of academic medical teaching because of the competing domains of medical research and patient care. Factors that influence faculty in making use of teaching policy incentives have remained underexplored. Knowledge of these factors is needed to develop theory on the successful implementation of medical teaching policy in university hospitals...
November 16, 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718521/validation-of-the-simplified-psoriasis-index-in-dutch-children-and-adolescents-with-plaque-psoriasis
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M J van Geel, M E Otero, E M G J de Jong, P C M van de Kerkhof, M M B Seyger
BACKGROUND: The Simplified Psoriasis Index (SPI) is a three-domain assessment measure for psoriasis, including separate indicators of current severity (SPI-s), psychosocial impact (SPI-p), and past history and interventions (SPI-i). There are two complementary versions available designed for completion by a health professional (proSPI) or by patient self-assessment (saSPI). The validity and reliability of the proSPI vs. saSPI have already been demonstrated in adults. To date, validated severity measures for paediatric psoriasis do not exist...
March 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713763/in-hospital-costs-of-an-admission-for-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
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Pepijn Krielen, Barend A van den Beukel, Martijn W J Stommel, Harry van Goor, Chema Strik, Richard P G Ten Broek
BACKGROUND: Previous research on the costs of treatment for ASBO is outdated and often based on reimbursements, rather than true healthcare provider costs of the admission and related interventions. An accurate estimate of the true costs of treatment is necessary to understand the healthcare burden and to model cost-efficacy of adhesion strategies. The aim of this study was to provide an accurate cost estimate of the in-hospital costs for treatment of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) using micro-costing methods...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706913/longitudinal-retention-of-anatomical-knowledge-in-second-year-medical-students
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Denise E Doomernik, Harry van Goor, Jan G M Kooloos, Richard P Ten Broek
The Radboud University Medical Center has a problem-based, learner-oriented, horizontally, and vertically integrated medical curriculum. Anatomists and clinicians have noticed students' decreasing anatomical knowledge and the disability to apply knowledge in diagnostic reasoning and problem solving. In a longitudinal cohort, the retention of anatomical knowledge gained during the first year of medical school among second-year medical students was assessed. In May 2011, 346 medical students applied for the second-year gastro-intestinal (GI) tract course...
October 5, 2016: Anatomical Sciences Education
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