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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086967/translation-cross-cultural-adaption-and-measurement-properties-of-the-evidence-based-practice-profile
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Kristine Berg Titlestad, Anne Kristin Snibsoer, Hilde Stromme, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Birgitte Graverholt, Birgitte Espehaug
BACKGROUND: The evidence-based practice profile (EBP(2)) questionnaire assesses students' self-reported knowledge, behaviour and attitudes related to evidence-based practice. The aim of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt EBP(2) into Norwegian and to evaluate the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the Norwegian version. METHODS: EBP(2) was translated and cross-culturally adapted using recommended methodology. Face validity and feasibility were evaluated in a pilot on bachelor students and health and social workers (n = 18)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086843/evaluation-of-the-good-start-program-a-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-intervention-for-maori-and-pacific-islander-children-living-in-queensland-australia
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Seema Mihrshahi, Lisa Vaughan, Nicola Fa'avale, Shreenika De Silva Weliange, Inez Manu-Sione, Lisa Schubert
BACKGROUND: Reducing the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease are important priorities. Maori and Pacific Islander communities living in Australia have higher rates of obesity and chronic disease than the wider Australian population. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the Good Start program, which aims to improve knowledge, attitudes and practices related to healthy eating and physical activity amongst Maori and Pacific Islander communities living in Queensland. METHODS: The intervention was delivered to children aged 6-19 years (N = 375) in schools by multicultural health workers...
January 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071808/structure-and-feasibility-of-extra-practice-during-stroke-rehabilitation-a-systematic-scoping-review
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Claire Stewart, Annie McCluskey, Louise Ada, Suzanne Kuys
BACKGROUND/AIM: Improved motor performance is related to the amount of practice completed after a stroke. Australian guidelines recommend that at least one hour of active practice should be completed per day. Yet active practice levels remain low. The aims of this scoping review were to describe how extra practice at the activity level is structured for stroke survivors, and explore the feasibility of participants completing extra practice. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted of five electronic databases up to August 2015...
January 10, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062467/basic-life-support-education-in-secondary-schools-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-london-uk
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Justin D Salciccioli, Dominic C Marshall, Mark Sykes, Alexander D Wood, Stephanie A Joppa, Madhurima Sinha, P Boon Lim
OBJECTIVES: Basic life support (BLS) training in schools is associated with improved outcomes from cardiac arrest. International consensus statements have recommended universal BLS training for school-aged children. The current practice of BLS training in London schools is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess current practices of BLS training in London secondary schools. SETTING, POPULATION AND OUTCOMES: A prospective audit of BLS training in London secondary schools was conducted...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056250/-outcome-evaluation-based-on-evidence-based-medicine-of-laparoscopic-surgery-for-rectal-cancer
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H W Yao, Y H Liu
Laparoscopic surgery of rectal cancer has experienced more than 20 years of technical development and clinical research. Based on the published high-level clinical trials such as COREAN, COLOR Ⅱ, ACOSOG Z6051 and ALacaRT, laparoscopic surgery is recommended as method to treat rectal cancer by the NCCN Clinical Practice Guideline on Rectal Cancer (version 1.2016) with class 2A evidence. But it is also suggested that the surgeons should have experiences of performing minimally invasive proctectomy with total mesorectal excision...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056114/diagnosis-and-management-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-mayo-stratification-of-macroglobulinemia-and-risk-adapted-therapy-msmart-guidelines-2016
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Prashant Kapoor, Stephen M Ansell, Rafael Fonseca, Asher Chanan-Khan, Robert A Kyle, Shaji K Kumar, Joseph R Mikhael, Thomas E Witzig, Michelle Mauermann, Angela Dispenzieri, Sikander Ailawadhi, A Keith Stewart, Martha Q Lacy, Carrie A Thompson, Francis K Buadi, David Dingli, William G Morice, Ronald S Go, Dragan Jevremovic, Taimur Sher, Rebecca L King, Esteban Braggio, Ann Novak, Vivek Roy, Rhett P Ketterling, Patricia T Greipp, Martha Grogan, Ivana N Micallef, P Leif Bergsagel, Joseph P Colgan, Nelson Leung, Wilson I Gonsalves, Yi Lin, David J Inwards, Suzanne R Hayman, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Patrick B Johnston, Steven J Russell, Svetomir N Markovic, Steven R Zeldenrust, Yi L Hwa, John A Lust, Luis F Porrata, Thomas M Habermann, S Vincent Rajkumar, Morie A Gertz, Craig B Reeder
Importance: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), an IgM-associated lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, has witnessed several practice-altering advances in recent years. With availability of a wider array of therapies, the management strategies have become increasingly complex. Our multidisciplinary team appraised studies published or presented up to December 2015 to provide consensus recommendations for a risk-adapted approach to WM, using a grading system. Observations: Waldenström macroglobulinemia remains a rare, incurable cancer, with a heterogeneous disease course...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055826/system-on-chip-considerations-for-heterogeneous-integration-of-cmos-and-fluidic-bio-interfaces
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Timir Datta-Chaudhuri, Elisabeth Smela, Pamela A Abshire
CMOS chips are increasingly used for direct sensing and interfacing with fluidic and biological systems. While many biosensing systems have successfully combined CMOS chips for readout and signal processing with passive sensing arrays, systems that co-locate sensing with active circuits on a single chip offer significant advantages in size and performance but increase the complexity of multi-domain design and heterogeneous integration. This emerging class of lab-on-CMOS systems also poses distinct and vexing technical challenges that arise from the disparate requirements of biosensors and integrated circuits (ICs)...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051002/medical-biochemistry-is-it-time-to-change-the-teaching-style
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Jeeji Palocaren, Lekha S Pillai, T M Celine
BACKGROUND: The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommendations on medical education suggest a shift from didactic lectures to more interactive lectures. This study assessed the effectiveness of different pedagogical methods in biochemistry and the perceptions of students and teachers about the shift from didactic to interactive lectures. METHODS: An interventional crossover study was done with the topic divided into three biochemical modules and one clinical module...
July 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039598/patient-acceptability-and-experiences-of-therapeutic-switching-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-within-the-national-preferred-drugs-initiative-in-ireland
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G O'Connor, D O'Keeffe, C Darker, B O'Shea
INTRODUCTION: A 'Preferred Drugs' initiative was introduced into Ireland in 2013. This identified a single recommended drug to be prescribed to patients requiring treatment from a particular class of drugs. AIMS: This study investigates how patients on established proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy experienced the therapeutic switching of their medication to the 'preferred drug', and the extent to which they regarded it as an acceptable practice. METHODS: The experiences of 61 patients on established proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy were sought before and after their drug was switched to the 'preferred drug'...
December 30, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030533/physical-and-physiological-profile-of-wrestler-athletes-short-review
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Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra, Raja Bouguezzi, Bessem Mkaouer, Emerson Franchini, Ursula Julio, Younés Hachana
Wrestling is one of the oldest combat sports, disputed since the ancient Greek Olympic Games. This combat sport discipline has caught the attention of scientists since 1943 which is the date that matches the appearance of the first scientific research dealing with wrestling. The current short review aimed to summarize and critically analyze the scientific literature related to wrestling's physical and physiological attributes and to provide practical recommendations for testing/training together with new perspective and areas of future scientific research...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029734/investigation-of-the-first-seven-reported-cases-of-candida-auris-a-globally-emerging-invasive-multidrug-resistant-fungus-united-states-may-2013-august-2016
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EDITORIAL
S Vallabhaneni, A Kallen, S Tsay, N Chow, R Welsh, J Kerins, S K Kemble, M Pacilli, S R Black, E Landon, J Ridgway, T N Palmore, A Zelzany, E H Adams, M Quinn, S Chaturvedi, J Greenko, R Fernandez, K Southwick, E Y Furuya, D P Calfee, C Hamula, G Patel, P Barrett, P Lafaro, E L Berkow, H Moulton-Meissner, J Noble-Wang, R P Fagan, B R Jackson, S R Lockhart, A P Litvintseva, T M Chiller
November 11, 2016/65(44);1234-1237. What is already known about this topic? Candida auris is an emerging pathogenic fungus that has been reported from at least a dozen countries on four continents during 2009-2015. The organism is difficult to identify using traditional biochemical methods, some isolates have been found to be resistant to all three major classes of antifungal medications, and C. auris has caused health care-associated outbreaks. What is added by this report? This is the first description of C...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025363/national-action-plan-for-adverse-drug-event-prevention-recommendations-for-safer-outpatient-opioid-use
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Aaron R Ducoffe, Andrew York, Dale J Hu, Deborah Perfetto, Robert D Kerns
Adverse drug events (ADEs) have been highlighted as a major patient safety and public health challenge by the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan), which was released by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) in August 2014. The ADE Action Plan focuses on surveillance, evidence-based prevention, incentives, and oversights, additional research needs as well as possible measures and metrics to track progress of ADE prevention within three drug classes: anticoagulants, diabetes agents, and opioids...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025191/fractional-flow-reserve-to-guide-and-to-assess-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Mariano Pellicano, Bernard De Bruyne, Gabor G Toth, Filip Casselman, William Wijns, Emanuele Barbato
The aim of this review is to highlight the role of invasive functional evaluation in patients in whom coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is indicated, and to examine the clinical evidence available in favour of fractional flow reserve (FFR) adoption in these patients, outline appropriate use, as well as point out potential pitfalls. FFR after CABG will also be reviewed, highlighting its correct interpretation and adoption when applied to both native coronary arteries and bypass grafts. Practice European guidelines support the use of FFR to complement coronary angiography with the highest degree of recommendation (Class IA) for the assessment of coronary stenosis before undertaking myocardial revascularization when previous non-invasive functional evaluation is unavailable or not conclusive...
December 23, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007240/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Vinay Badhwar, J Scott Rankin, Ralph J Damiano, A Marc Gillinov, Faisal G Bakaeen, James R Edgerton, Jonathan M Philpott, Patrick M McCarthy, Steven F Bolling, Harold G Roberts, Vinod H Thourani, Rakesh M Suri, Richard J Shemin, Scott Firestone, Niv Ad
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore sinus rhythm. (Class I, Level A) Surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional operative risk of mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant isolated aortic valve replacement, isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and aortic valve replacement plus coronary artery bypass graft operations to restore sinus rhythm...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003053/sglt2-inhibitor-associated-diabetic-ketoacidosis-clinical-review-and-recommendations-for-prevention-and-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Ronald M Goldenberg, Lori D Berard, Alice Y Y Cheng, Jeremy D Gilbert, Subodh Verma, Vincent C Woo, Jean-François Yale
PURPOSE: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are the newest class of antihyperglycemic agents available on the market. Regulator warnings and concerns regarding the risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), however, have dampened enthusiasm for the class despite the combined glycemic, blood pressure, and occasional weight benefits of SGLT2 inhibitors. With the goal of improving patient safety, a cross-Canada expert panel and writing group were convened to review the evidence to-date on reported SGLT2 inhibitor-related DKA incidents and to offer recommendations for preventing and recognizing patients with SGLT2 inhibitor-associated DKA...
December 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998379/clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-pharmacologic-treatment-of-chronic-insomnia-in-adults-an-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-clinical-practice-guideline
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Michael J Sateia, Daniel Buysse, Andrew D Krystal, David N Neubauer, Jonathan L Heald
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this guideline is to establish clinical practice recommendations for the pharmacologic treatment of chronic insomnia in adults, when such treatment is clinically indicated. Unlike previous meta-analyses, which focused on broad classes of drugs, this guideline focuses on individual drugscommonly used to treat insomnia. It includes drugs that are FDA-approved for the treatment of insomnia,as well as several drugs commonly used to treat insomnia without an FDA indication for this condition...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991694/characterizing-severe-and-enduring-anorexia-nervosa-an-empirical-approach
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Jennifer E Wildes, Kelsie T Forbush, Kelsey E Hagan, Marsha D Marcus, Evelyn Attia, Loren M Gianini, Wei Wu
Targeted approaches for the treatment of severe and enduring anorexia nervosa (SE-AN) have been recommended, but there is no consensus definition of SE-AN to inform research and clinical practice. This study aimed to take initial steps toward developing an empirically based definition of SE-AN by characterizing associations among putative indicators of severity and chronicity in eating disorders. Patients with AN (N = 355) completed interviews and questionnaires at treatment admission and discharge; height and weight were assessed to calculate body mass index (BMI)...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981373/-combined-treatment-of-bps-with-tamsulosin-and-finasteride-literature-review-and-prescription-data
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K Höfner, S Ulrich, R Berges
Combined therapy of benign prostatic syndrome (BPS) with α1-blockers and 5α-reductase (5AR)-inhibitors is recommended according to two leading studies on doxazosin/finasteride and tamsulosin/dutasteride for all 10 in Germany possible combinations (five α1-blockers and two 5AR inhibitors). Because tamsulosin and finasteride predominate in the treatment of BPS in Germany, the role of the combination tamsulosin/finasteride and its scientific basis from clinical studies has been investigated. A pharmacoepidemiological extrapolation from receipts of pharmacy data centres showed a strong increase of the combination tamsulosin/finasteride since 2003...
December 15, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968845/professional-title-promotion-among-clinicians-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Yunfang Liu, Zhiping Yang, Daiming Fan
BACKGROUND: Research achievement is essential for promotion in most Chinese medical institutions, causing enormous pressure among clinicians. We believe ours is the first nationwide questionnaire survey about clinicians' attitude to the current title promotion system. The aim of this study is to investigate the present title promotion mechanism and put forward policy recommendations. METHODS: We surveyed doctors from regions with different economic development, from a variety of geographical locations, with different degrees of professional title, and working at different levels of hospital in 31 districts in China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941080/drug-drug-interactions-in-patients-receiving-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Kristine L Keller, Miguel J Franquiz, Alison P Duffy, James A Trovato
RATIONALE: Tyrosine kinase inhibitors are increasingly used in the treatment of cancer. Drug interactions involving tyrosine kinase inhibitors are commonly encountered in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency of tyrosine kinase inhibitor-associated drug interactions among a cohort of oncology patients. METHODS: Adult patients were included who presented to either of two outpatient oncology practices and were prescribed a tyrosine kinase inhibitor during 2 January 2013 to 1 January 2015...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
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