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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917737/a-pediatric-approach-to-ventilator-associated-events-surveillance
#1
Noelle M Cocoros, Gregory P Priebe, Latania K Logan, Susan Coffin, Gitte Larsen, Philip Toltzis, Thomas J Sandora, Marvin Harper, Julia S Sammons, James E Gray, Donald Goldmann, Kelly Horan, Michael Burton, Paul A Checchia, Matthew Lakoma, Shannon Sims, Michael Klompas, Grace M Lee
OBJECTIVE Adult ventilator-associated event (VAE) definitions include ventilator-associated conditions (VAC) and subcategories for infection-related ventilator-associated complications (IVAC) and possible ventilator-associated pneumonia (PVAP). We explored these definitions for children. DESIGN Retrospective cohort SETTING Pediatric, cardiac, or neonatal intensive care units (ICUs) in 6 US hospitals PATIENTS Patients ≤18 years old ventilated for ≥1 day METHODS We identified patients with pediatric VAC based on previously proposed criteria...
December 5, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906047/propranolol-and-survival-from-breast-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-european-breast-cancer-cohorts
#2
Chris R Cardwell, Anton Pottegård, Evelien Vaes, Hans Garmo, Liam J Murray, Chris Brown, Pauline A J Vissers, Michael O'Rorke, Kala Visvanathan, Deirdre Cronin-Fenton, Harlinde De Schutter, Mats Lambe, Des G Powe, Myrthe P P van Herk-Sukel, Anna Gavin, Søren Friis, Linda Sharp, Kathleen Bennett
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have demonstrated that propranolol inhibits several pathways involved in breast cancer progression and metastasis. We investigated whether breast cancer patients who used propranolol, or other non-selective beta-blockers, had reduced breast cancer-specific or all-cause mortality in eight European cohorts. METHODS: Incident breast cancer patients were identified from eight cancer registries and compiled through the European Cancer Pharmacoepidemiology Network...
December 1, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903565/improving-care-for-heart-failure-patients-in-primary-care-gps-perceptions-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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Miek Smeets, Sara Van Roy, Bert Aertgeerts, Mieke Vermandere, Bert Vaes
OBJECTIVES: General practitioners (GPs) play a key role in heart failure (HF) management. Despite multiple guidelines, the management of patients with HF in primary care is suboptimal. Therefore, all the qualitative evidence concerning GPs' perceptions of managing HF in primary care was synthesised to identify barriers and facilitators for optimal care, and ideas for improvement. DESIGN: Qualitative evidence synthesis. METHODS: Searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and CINAHL databases up to 20/12/2015 were conducted...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896454/venous-air-embolism-in-the-sitting-position-in-cranial-neurosurgery-incidence-and-severity-according-to-the-used-monitoring
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Franziska Günther, Paul Frank, Makoto Nakamura, Elvis Josef Hermann, Thomas Palmaers
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing debate about the sitting position (SP) in neurosurgical patients. The SP provides a number of advantages as well as severe complications such as commonly concerning venous air embolism (VAE). The best monitoring system for the detection of VAE is still controversial. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis we compared 208 patients. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or transthoracic Doppler (TTD) were used as monitoring devices to detect VAE; 101 cases were monitored with TEE and 107 with TTD...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881915/copd-care-delivery-pathways-in-five-european-union-countries-mapping-and-health-care-professionals-perceptions
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Reem Kayyali, Bassel Odeh, Inéz Frerichs, Nikki Davies, Eleni Perantoni, Shona D'arcy, Anouk W Vaes, John Chang, Martijn A Spruit, Brenda Deering, Nada Philip, Roshan Siva, Evangelos Kaimakamis, Ioanna Chouvarda, Barbara Pierscionek, Norbert Weiler, Emiel Fm Wouters, Andreas Raptopoulos, Shereen Nabhani-Gebara
BACKGROUND: COPD is among the leading causes of chronic morbidity and mortality in the European Union with an estimated annual economic burden of €25.1 billion. Various care pathways for COPD exist across Europe leading to different responses to similar problems. Determining these differences and the similarities may improve health and the functioning of health services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare COPD patients' care pathway in five European Union countries including England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece, and Germany and to explore health care professionals' (HCPs) perceptions about the current pathways...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880888/evidence-of-a-different-landing-strategy-in-subjects-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Christophe Eechaute, Roel De Ridder, Tom Maes, David Beckwée, Eva Swinnen, Ronald Buyl, Peter Vaes
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the discriminative validity of the multiple hop test (MHT) for chronic ankle instability (CAI). The dynamic postural control of 51 CAI subjects and 52 uninjured controls was assessed using the MHT. To evaluate dynamic postural control, the type and number of balance errors were analysed and the time to complete the MHT was measured. Between-group differences of time scores and balance errors, identified as being change-in-support strategy errors (CSS) or fixed-support strategy errors (FSS), were assessed...
November 2, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870056/cure-of-cancer-for-7-cancer-sites-in-the-flemish-region
#7
Geert Silversmit, David Jegou, Evelien Vaes, Elke Van Hoof, Els Goetghebeur, Liesbet Van Eycken
Cumulative relative survival curves for many cancers reach a plateau several years after diagnosis, indicating that the cancer survivor group has reached "statistical" cure. Parametric mixture cure model analysis on grouped relative survival curves provide an interesting way to determine the proportion of statistically cured cases and the mean survival time of the fatal cases in particular for population-based cancer registries. Based on the relative survival data from the Belgian Cancer Registry, parametric cure models were applied to seven cancer sites (cervix, colon, corpus uteri, skin melanoma, pancreas, stomach and oesophagus), at the Flemish Regional level for the incidence period 1999 to 2011...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855108/diagnostic-rules-and-algorithms-for-the-diagnosis-of-non-acute-heart-failure-in-patients-80%C3%A2-years-of-age-and-older-a-diagnostic-accuracy-and-validation-study
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Miek Smeets, Jan Degryse, Stefan Janssens, Catharina Matheï, Pierre Wallemacq, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Bert Aertgeerts, Bert Vaes
OBJECTIVES: Different diagnostic algorithms for non-acute heart failure (HF) exist. Our aim was to compare the ability of these algorithms to identify HF in symptomatic patients aged 80 years and older and identify those patients at highest risk for mortality. DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy and validation study. SETTING: General practice, Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: 365 patients with HF symptoms aged 80 years and older (BELFRAIL cohort)...
October 6, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850916/1280-the-relationships-between-policies-procedures-and-vaes-a-two-state-collaborative-study
#9
David Thompson, Kisha Ali, Bickey Chang, Ting Yang, Sean Berenholtz, Mariah Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849238/diabetes-mellitus-in-childhood-an-emerging-condition-in-the-21st-century
#10
Thais Della Manna, Nuvarte Setian, Roberta Diaz Savoldelli, Dulce Rondina Guedes, Hilton Kuperman, Hamilton Cabral Menezes, Leandra Steinmetz, Louise Cominato, Vaê Dichtchekenian, Durval Damiani
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF-2015) estimates the existence of 30,900 children under 15 years old with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) in Brazil, and an increase of 3.0% per year is expected. This review focused on meta-analysis and pediatric diabetes update articles in order to draw attention to the need of planning coping strategies to support this serious public health problem in coming years. DM1 is considered an immuno-mediated disease with a complex transmission influenced by genetic and environmental factors responsible for a gradual destruction of the insulin producing pancreatic beta cells...
September 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826584/sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-time-to-stay-awake
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COMMENT
Fabio Tanzillo Moreira, Ary Serpa Neto
On June, 2016, Klompas and colleagues published an article in the Chest entitled "Associations between different sedatives and ventilator-associated events, length of stay, and mortality in patients who were mechanically ventilated", which investigated the effects of different sedatives on ventilator-associated events (VAEs), length of stay, and mortality in patients who were mechanically ventilated. This study used data of over 9,603 patients in order to investigate patients over the age of 18 who underwent mechanical ventilation for more than 3 days over a 7-year period in a large academic medical center...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821207/interrater-reliability-of-surveillance-for-ventilator-associated-events-and-pneumonia
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Meeta Prasad Kerlin, William E Trick, Deverick J Anderson, Hilary M Babcock, Ebbing Lautenbach, Renaud Gueret, Michael Klompas
OBJECTIVE To compare interrater reliabilities for ventilator-associated event (VAE) surveillance, traditional ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) surveillance, and clinical diagnosis of VAP by intensivists. DESIGN A retrospective study nested within a prospective multicenter quality improvement study. SETTING Intensive care units (ICUs) within 5 hospitals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters. PATIENTS Patients who underwent mechanical ventilation. METHODS We selected 150 charts for review, including all VAEs and traditionally defined VAPs identified during the primary study and randomly selected charts of patients without VAEs or VAPs...
November 8, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816142/ventilator-associated-events-and-their-prevention
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REVIEW
Noelle M Cocoros, Michael Klompas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifted the focus of safety surveillance in mechanically ventilated patients from ventilator-associated pneumonia to ventilator-associated events (VAEs) in 2013. The shift was designed to increase the objectivity and reproducibility of surveillance and to encourage quality-improvement programs to tackle a broader array of complications in mechanically ventilated patients. Prospective intervention studies have found that minimizing sedation, increasing the use of spontaneous awakening and breathing trials, and conservative fluid management can lower VAE rates and decrease duration of mechanical ventilation...
December 2016: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813439/virtual-acoustic-environments-for-comprehensive-evaluation-of-model-based-hearing-devices
#14
Giso Grimm, Joanna Luberadzka, Volker Hohmann
OBJECTIVE: Create virtual acoustic environments (VAEs) with interactive dynamic rendering for applications in audiology. DESIGN: A toolbox for creation and rendering of dynamic virtual acoustic environments (TASCAR) that allows direct user interaction was developed for application in hearing aid research and audiology. The software architecture and the simulation methods used to produce VAEs are outlined. Example environments are described and analysed. CONCLUSION: With the proposed software, a tool for simulation of VAEs is available...
November 4, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777183/food-sources-of-vitamin-d-and-their-association-with-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-status-in-dutch-older-adults
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A M M Vaes, E M Brouwer-Brolsma, N L van der Zwaluw, J P van Wijngaarden, A A M Berendsen, N van Schoor, N van der Velde, A Uitterlinden, P Lips, R A M Dhonukshe-Rutten, L C P G M de Groot
Various populations are at increased risk of developing a low vitamin D status, in particular older adults. Whereas sun exposure is considered the main source of vitamin D, especially during summer, dietary contributions should not be underestimated. This study aims to identify food sources of vitamin D that associate most strongly with serum vitamin D concentration. Data of 595 Dutch adults, aged ≥65 years, were analysed. Vitamin D intake was assessed with a food frequency questionnaire and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was determined in serum...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772529/does-ventilator-associated-event-surveillance-detect-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Yunzhou Fan, Fang Gao, Yanyan Wu, Jie Zhang, Ming Zhu, Lijuan Xiong
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated event (VAE) is a new surveillance paradigm for monitoring complications in mechanically ventilated patients in intensive care units (ICUs). The National Healthcare Safety Network replaced traditional ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) surveillance with VAE surveillance in 2013. The objective of this study was to assess the consistency between VAE surveillance and traditional VAP surveillance. METHODS: We systematically searched electronic reference databases for articles describing VAE and VAP in ICUs...
October 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751804/predictive-value-of-different-expressions-of-forced-expiratory-volume-in-1-second-fev1-for-adverse-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-adults-aged-80-and-older
#17
Eralda Hegendörfer, Bert Vaes, Elena Andreeva, Catharina Matheï, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Jean-Marie Degryse
OBJECTIVES: Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) is proposed as a marker of healthy ageing and FEV1 expressions that are independent of reference values have been reported to be better at predicting mortality in older adults. We assess and compare the predictive value of different FEV1 expressions for mortality, hospitalization, and physical and mental decline in adults aged 80 and older. DESIGN: Population-based, prospective, cohort study. SETTING: The BELFRAIL study, Belgium...
October 14, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749382/breast-cancer-risk-is-increased-in-the-years-following-false-positive-breast-cancer-screening
#18
Mathijs C Goossens, Isabel De Brabander, Jacques De Greve, Evelien Vaes, Chantal Van Ongeval, Koen Van Herck, Eliane Kellen
A small number of studies have investigated breast cancer (BC) risk among women with a history of false-positive recall (FPR) in BC screening, but none of them has used time-to-event analysis while at the same time quantifying the effect of false-negative diagnostic assessment (FNDA). FNDA occurs when screening detects BC, but this BC is missed on diagnostic assessment (DA). As a result of FNDA, screenings that detected cancer are incorrectly classified as FPR. Our study linked data recorded in the Flemish BC screening program (women aged 50-69 years) to data from the national cancer registry...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733071/ponatinib-reduces-viability-migration-and-functionality-of-human-endothelial-cells
#19
Ayala Gover-Proaktor, Galit Granot, Saar Shapira, Oshrat Raz, Oren Pasvolsky, Arnon Nagler, Dorit L Lev, Aida Inbal, Ido Lubin, Pia Raanani, Avi Leader
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have revolutionized the prognosis of chronic myeloid leukemia. With the advent of highly efficacious therapy, the focus has shifted toward managing TKI adverse effects, such as vascular adverse events (VAEs). We used an in vitro angiogenesis model to investigate the TKI-associated VAEs. Our data show that imatinib, nilotinib, and ponatinib reduce human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) viability. Pharmacological concentrations of ponatinib induced apoptosis, reduced migration, inhibited tube formation of HUVECs, and had a negative effect on endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) function...
October 12, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704164/human-multipotent-adult-progenitor-cells-enhance-islet-function-and-revascularisation-when-co-transplanted-as-a-composite-pellet-in-a-mouse-model-of-diabetes
#20
João Paulo M C M Cunha, Gunter Leuckx, Peter Sterkendries, Hannelie Korf, Gabriela Bomfim-Ferreira, Lutgart Overbergh, Bart Vaes, Harry Heimberg, Conny Gysemans, Chantal Mathieu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Hypoxia in the initial days after islet transplantation leads to considerable loss of islet mass and contributes to disappointing outcomes in the clinical setting. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether co-transplantation of human non-endothelial bone marrow-derived multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPCs), which are non-immunogenic and can secrete angiogenic growth factors during the initial days after implantation, could improve islet engraftment and survival...
January 2017: Diabetologia
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