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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635480/leadership-styles-in-nursing
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Vicki Cope, Melanie Murray
Nurses are often asked to think about leadership, particularly in times of rapid change in healthcare, and where questions have been raised about whether leaders and managers have adequate insight into the requirements of care. This article discusses several leadership styles relevant to contemporary healthcare and nursing practice. Nurses who are aware of leadership styles may find this knowledge useful in maintaining a cohesive working environment. Leadership knowledge and skills can be improved through training, where, rather than having to undertake formal leadership roles without adequate preparation, nurses are able to learn, nurture, model and develop effective leadership behaviours, ultimately improving nursing staff retention and enhancing the delivery of safe and effective care...
June 21, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634219/early-use-of-n-acetylcysteine-nac-with-nitrate-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-reduces-myocardial-infarct-size-the-naciam-trial
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Sivabaskari Pasupathy, Rosanna Tavella, Suchi Grover, Betty Raman, Nathan E K Procter, Yang T Du, Gnanadevan Mahadavan, Irene Stafford, Tamila Heresztyn, Andrew Holmes, Christopher Zeitz, Margaret Arstall, Joseph B Selvanayagam, John D Horowitz, John F Beltrame
Background -Contemporary ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) management involves primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with on-going studies focusing on infarct size reduction utilizing ancillary therapies. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant with reactive oxygen species scavenging properties that also potentiates the effects of nitroglycerin (NTG) and thus represents a potentially beneficial ancillary therapy in primary PCI. The NACIAM (NACIn Acute Myocardial infarction) trial examined the effects of NAC on infarct size in STEMI patients undergoing PCI...
June 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631720/contemporary-management-of-men-with-high-risk-localized-prostate-cancer-in-the-united-states
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A B Weiner, R S Matulewicz, E M Schaeffer, S L Liauw, J M Feinglass, S E Eggener
BACKGROUND: Surgery and radiation-based therapies are standard management options for men with clinically localized high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). Contemporary patterns of care are unknown. We hypothesize the use of surgery has steadily increased in more recent years. METHODS: Using the National Cancer Data Base for 2004-2013, all men diagnosed with high-risk localized PCa were identified using National Comprehensive Cancer Network criteria. Temporal trends in initial management were assessed...
June 20, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627221/management-and-family-burdens-endorsed-by-parents-of-youth-7-years-old-with-type-1-diabetes
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Kara Harrington, Claire T Boyle, Kellee M Miller, Marisa E Hilliard, Barbara J Anderson, Michelle Van Name, Linda A DiMeglio, Lori M Laffel
BACKGROUND: This study investigated unique burdens experienced by parents of young children with type 1 diabetes in the context of contemporary diabetes management. METHODS: Self-report surveys and medical record information from the T1D Exchange clinic registry were used. Parental burden and family impact scores were tabulated across demographic and clinical characteristics, overall and according to age group (<4, 4-<6, and 6-<7 years). RESULTS: The mean age of the 549 children was 5...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627014/review-article-paediatric-status-epilepticus-in-the-pre-hospital-setting-an-update
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REVIEW
Jeremy Furyk, Kerriane Watt, Theophilus I Emeto, Stuart Dalziel, Daniel Bodnar, Kate Riney, Franz E Babl
Paediatric status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency and a common critical condition confronting pre-hospital providers. Management in the pre-hospital environment is challenging but considered extremely important as a potentially modifiable factor on outcome. Recent data from multicentre clinical trials, quality observational studies and consensus documents have influenced management in this area, and is important to both pre-hospital providers and emergency physicians. The objective of this review was to: (i) present an overview of the available evidence relevant to pre-hospital care of paediatric SE; and (ii) assess the current pre-hospital practice guidelines in Australia and New Zealand...
June 18, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626044/revascularisation-compared-with-initial-medical-therapy-for-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-elderly-a-meta-analysis
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Sonali R Gnanenthiran, Leonard Kritharides, Mario D'Souza, Harry C Lowe, David B Brieger
OBJECTIVE: Whether revascularisation is superior to medical therapy in older populations presenting with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) remains contentious, with inconclusive evidence from randomised trials. We aimed to compare routine invasive therapy with initial medical management in the elderly presenting with NSTEACS. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Controlled Trial Register were searched for studies comparing routine invasive therapy with initial medical management in patients ≥75 years old presenting with NSTEACS...
June 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625798/melanoma-patient-imaging-in-the-era-of-effective-systemic-therapies
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M Stodell, J F Thompson, L Emmett, R F Uren, R Kapoor, R P M Saw
Imaging plays a critical role in the current multi-disciplinary management of patients with melanoma. It is used for primary disease staging, surgical planning, and surveillance in high-risk patients, and for monitoring the effects of systemic or loco-regional therapies. Several different imaging modalities have been utilised in the past. Contemporary imaging practises vary geographically depending on clinical guidelines, physician preferences, availability and cost. Targeted therapies and immunotherapies have revolutionised the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma over the last few years...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625507/contemporary-patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-of-men-found-to-have-lymph-node-metastases-at-the-time-of-radical-prostatectomy
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Piotr Zareba, James Eastham, Peter T Scardino, Karim Touijer
PURPOSE: A thorough understanding of the natural history and consensus regarding the optimal management of pathologic lymph node-positive (pN1) prostate cancer are lacking. Our objective was to describe patterns of care and outcomes of a contemporary cohort of men with pN1 prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was used to identify 7,791 men who were found to have LN metastases at the time of radical prostatectomy (RP). Multinomial logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards regression were used to identify patient, tumor and facility characteristics associated with choice of post-RP management strategy and overall survival (OS), respectively...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625380/factors-associated-with-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-outcomes-registry-for-better-informed-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-ii-orbit-af-ii
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Benjamin A Steinberg, Peter Shrader, Laine Thomas, Jack Ansell, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Elaine Hylek, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Emily C O'Brien, Daniel E Singer, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Several non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) alternatives to warfarin are available for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to describe the factors associated with selection of NOACs versus warfarin in patients with new onset AF. METHODS: The ORBIT-AF II study is a national, US, prospective, observational, cohort study of anticoagulation treatment in patients with AF receiving NOACs or warfarin in the United States from 2013 to 2016...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625096/surgical-technique-and-early-outcomes-of-intramedullary-nailing-of-displaced-proximal-humeral-fractures-in-an-asian-population-using-a-contemporary-straight-nail-design
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Toon Dong Hao, Andy Wee Teck Huat
BACKGROUND: Despite being a common orthopedic injury, the optimal management of proximal humeral fractures remains a topic of debate. Although intramedullary nails have been used to treat these fractures, several complications have been reported with older nail devices. We describe our surgical technique and aim to evaluate the early functional and radiological outcomes of displaced Neer's two- to four-part proximal humeral fractures undergoing fixation with a contemporary straight intramedullary nail...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617963/clinical-recognition-of-pacemaker-battery-depletion-and-automatic-reprogramming
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REVIEW
Sunil K Sinha, Jonathan Chrispin, Andreas Barth, John Jack Rickard, David D Spragg, Ronald Berger, Hugh Calkins, Gordon Tomaselli, Joseph E Marine
All contemporary pacemakers undergo automatic reprogramming upon reaching elective replacement indication due to battery depletion. The majority of such reprogramming will result in changes to both pacing mode and pacing rate. The exact software reprogramming varies considerably among pacemaker manufacturers and may even vary amongst models of the same manufacturer. Accordingly, it is essential for health care providers managing pacemaker patients to have a detailed understanding of the automatic reprogramming seen at elective replacement indication as well as their potential physiological and clinical consequences...
June 15, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617193/are-contact-precautions-ethically-justifiable-in-contemporary-hospital-care
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Joanna Harris, Kenneth Walsh, Susan Dodds
Hospital infection control practices known as Contact Precautions are recommended for the management of people with pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or vancomycin-resistant Enterococci. BACKGROUND: The patient is isolated, and staff are required to wear gloves, and a gown or apron when providing care. A notice is displayed to remind staff of these requirements and an 'alert' message is placed in the patient's medical record. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to discuss and explore whether practices used in hospitals to reduce the transmission of endemic antibiotic-resistant organisms are ethically justified in today's healthcare environment in the developed world...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612612/-molecular-aspects-of-thyroid-tumors-with-emphasis-on-microrna-and-their-clinical-implications
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M Ludvíková, I Kholová, D Kalfeřt
BACKGROUND: Central to neoplastic transformation and tumor progression is alteration of the signaling pathways that control cell proliferation and apoptosis. The key mechanisms for this neoplastic process are genetic changes (mutations of cancer-related genes) and recently identified epigenetic changes that involve DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling (which has a profound effect on the control of gene expression), and noncoding, regulatory RNA (notably, microRNA - miRNA). MiRNAs control expression of their target gene post-transcriptionally...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612327/the-j-shaped-curve-for-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-historical-context-and-recent-updates
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REVIEW
Faisal Rahman, John W McEvoy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The definition and treatment of hypertension have both changed dramatically over the last century, with recent trials suggesting benefit for lower blood pressure (BP) targets than ever before considered. However, tempering the enthusiasm for more intensive BP targets are long-held concerns that BP reduction below a certain threshold may pose dangers, the so-called "J-curve." In this review, we summarize the evidence for a J-curve in the treatment of hypertension. RECENT FINDINGS: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) reported that achieving a systolic BP target of 120 mmHg reduces cardiovascular disease in high-risk individuals, supporting more intensive BP reduction...
August 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610458/large-scale-parallel-genome-assembler-over-cloud-computing-environment
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Arghya Kusum Das, Praveen Kumar Koppa, Sayan Goswami, Richard Platania, Seung-Jong Park
The size of high throughput DNA sequencing data has already reached the terabyte scale. To manage this huge volume of data, many downstream sequencing applications started using locality-based computing over different cloud infrastructures to take advantage of elastic (pay as you go) resources at a lower cost. However, the locality-based programming model (e.g. MapReduce) is relatively new. Consequently, developing scalable data-intensive bioinformatics applications using this model and understanding the hardware environment that these applications require for good performance, both require further research...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609477/atrial-arrhythmogenicity-of-kcnj2-mutations-in-short-qt-syndrome-insights-from-virtual-human-atria
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Dominic G Whittaker, Haibo Ni, Aziza El Harchi, Jules C Hancox, Henggui Zhang
Gain-of-function mutations in KCNJ2-encoded Kir2.1 channels underlie variant 3 (SQT3) of the short QT syndrome, which is associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). Using biophysically-detailed human atria computer models, this study investigated the mechanistic link between SQT3 mutations and atrial arrhythmogenesis, and potential ion channel targets for treatment of SQT3. A contemporary model of the human atrial action potential (AP) was modified to recapitulate functional changes in IK1 due to heterozygous and homozygous forms of the D172N and E299V Kir2...
June 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609464/a-multi-scale-evaluation-of-pack-stock-effects-on-subalpine-meadow-plant-communities-in-the-sierra-nevada
#17
Steven R Lee, Eric L Berlow, Steven M Ostoja, Matthew L Brooks, Alexandre Génin, John R Matchett, Stephen C Hart
We evaluated the influence of pack stock (i.e., horse and mule) use on meadow plant communities in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks in the Sierra Nevada of California. Meadows were sampled to account for inherent variability across multiple scales by: 1) controlling for among-meadow variability by using remotely sensed hydro-climatic and geospatial data to pair stock use meadows with similar non-stock (reference) sites, 2) accounting for within-meadow variation in the local hydrology using in-situ soil moisture readings, and 3) incorporating variation in stock use intensity by sampling across the entire available gradient of pack stock use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608192/stone-technology-intracorporeal-lithotripters
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Kymora B Scotland, Tadeusz Kroczak, Kenneth T Pace, Ben H Chew
PURPOSE: Intracorporeal lithotripsy is becoming the most commonly used surgical method of stone treatment in Urology. The five major types of intracorporeal lithotripters are ultrasonic, ballistic, and combination lithotripters as well as laser and electrohydraulic lithotripters. The advantages and disadvantages of choosing each of these treatment modalities are reviewed. METHODS: Extensive review of literature was performed to identify the types of intracorporeal lithotripters...
June 12, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608041/laparoscopic-lavage-in-the-management-of-perforated-diverticulitis-a-contemporary-meta-analysis
#19
Norman Galbraith, Jane V Carter, Uri Netz, Dongyan Yang, Donald E Fry, Michael McCafferty, Susan Galandiuk
IMPORTANCE: Perforated diverticulitis carries the risk of significant comorbidity and mortality. Although colon resection provides adequate source control, the procedure itself carries morbidity, as well as later stoma reversal procedures. The effectiveness of laparoscopic lavage to treat perforated diverticulitis remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate current studies comparing laparoscopic lavage with colon resection in cases of perforated diverticulitis for the effectiveness in source control, without the need for subsequent interventions, stoma formation, and death...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607337/safety-aspects-of-desflurane-anesthesia-and-laryngeal-mask-airway
#20
Marco Rossi, Antonio Corcione, Clelia Esposito, Massimo Micaglio, Roberta Monzani, Carlo Ori
Laryngeal mask (LM) and inhaled anesthesia combination is often deemed unsuitable. Actually the evolution of surgical procedures towards minimal invasiveness, the search of improved productivity, and the contemporary need for patient safety and faster recovery, push the anesthetists to get interested in their use in the daily practice. An Expert Panel composed by anesthetists coming from university and tertiary hospitals undertook to write an Expert Opinion on the correct management of LM and desflurane in adult patients, with a view to issuing a simple operative protocol for their combined intraoperative usage...
June 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
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