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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107530/broad-scale-genetic-diversity-of-cannabis-for-forensic-applications
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Christophe Dufresnes, Catherine Jan, Friederike Bienert, Jérôme Goudet, Luca Fumagalli
Cannabis (hemp and marijuana) is an iconic yet controversial crop. On the one hand, it represents a growing market for pharmaceutical and agricultural sectors. On the other hand, plants synthesizing the psychoactive THC produce the most widespread illicit drug in the world. Yet, the difficulty to reliably distinguish between Cannabis varieties based on morphological or biochemical criteria impedes the development of promising industrial programs and hinders the fight against narcotrafficking. Genetics offers an appropriate alternative to characterize drug vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107337/e-cigarettes-and-smoking-cessation-a-primer-for-oncology-clinicians
#2
Yanina Zborovskaya
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarettes 
(e-cigarettes) are a psychosocial phenomenon of the 21st century with serious implications to public and individual health. The significant increase of their popularity and use has raised concerns in the healthcare community regarding their potential benefits and harm, particularly their use as a smoking cessation methodology. 
. OBJECTIVES: Current knowledge is presented about e-cigarettes, including the clinical implications of their use, and associated controversies are analyzed...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107320/chemotherapy-safe-handling-limiting-nursing-exposure-with-a-hazardous-drug-control-program
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Rachael Crickman
BACKGROUND: Nurses and other healthcare workers are at risk for adverse health consequences from occupational exposure to hazardous drugs. 
. OBJECTIVES: An evidence-based program for nurses was implemented to improve safe handling practices and reduce exposure to hazardous drugs. 
. METHODS: A quasiexperimental design was used, with pre- and post-tests of knowledge about chemotherapy exposure and pre- and post-test observations of compliance with donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107317/photography-in-telemedicine-improving-diagnosis-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease%C3%A2
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Brianna Busby, Shannon Campbell, Rachel Cole, Charisse DeVries, Kamille Dobbins, Mary Beth Trimble, Mihkaila Wickline
BACKGROUND: The long-term follow-up (LTFU) team at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance uses telemedicine to diagnose and treat post-transplantation complications in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors. Photos are often requested via the telemedicine service to aid in diagnosis, but they are typically of poor quality, making them unusable.
. OBJECTIVES: This project offered bachelor of science in nursing students, partnered with a comprehensive cancer center, the opportunity to participate in an evidence-based practice project to improve detection and management of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) in patients after HCT...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107176/integrating-neurobiology-of-emotion-regulation-and-trauma-therapy-reflections-on-emdr-therapy
#5
Anabel González, Lucía Del Río-Casanova, Ania Justo-Alonso
Emotion dysregulation is a frequent feature in trauma-related disorders. Different kinds of emotion dysregulation seem to be linked to particular psychiatric conditions, and there is growing evidence of the association between neurobiological correlates and those dysregulation patterns. Nevertheless, many of the recent findings from the field of the neurobiology have not been translated into clinical practice and are insufficiently contemplated in trauma-oriented therapies. The aim of this article is to review recent developments in the field of emotion regulation connecting these issues with the practical implementation of psychotherapeutic procedures...
January 20, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107157/who-is-in-your-waiting-room-health-care-professionals-as-culturally-responsive-and-trauma-informed-first-responders-to-human-trafficking
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Rochelle Rollins, Anna Gribble, Sharon E Barrett, Clydette Powell
Evidence-based practice standards are not yet well defined for assisting potential victims of human trafficking. Nonetheless, health care professionals are learning to be first responders in identifying, treating, and referring potential victims. As more public and private sector resources are used to train health care professionals about human trafficking, more evaluation and research are needed to develop an effective standard of care. Adopting a public health lens and using the "National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care" can guide critical decision making and actions...
January 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106596/competences-in-social-media-use-in-the-area-of-health-and-healthcare
#7
Pirkko Kouri, Marja-Liisa Rissanen, Patrick Weber, Hyeoun-Ae Park
In today's life, social media offer new working ways. People are increasingly expanding interactions from face-to-face meetings to online ways of communication, networking, searching, creating and sharing information, and furthermore taking care of patients/citizens via tweeting care, Facebook care, blogging care, vlogging care, infotainment care, gamification-care, infographic care, for instance. This chapter discusses the utilisation of social media in the healthcare domain including nursing education, practice and research...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106589/from-entry-to-practice-to-advanced-nurse-practitioner-the-progression-of-competencies-and-how-they-assist-in-delivery-of-ehealth-programs-for-healthy-ageing
#8
Daragh Rodger, Pamela Hussey
Most of the health issues encountered in persons of older age are the result of one or more chronic diseases. The evidence base reports that chronic diseases can be prevented or delayed by engaging in healthy behaviors. Education provides a cost effective intervention on both economic grounds in addition to delivery of optimal patient outcomes. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) increasingly is viewed as a critical utility in eHealth delivery, providing scope for expanding online education facilities for older persons...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106511/telementoring-primary-care-clinicians-to-improve-geriatric-mental-health-care
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Elisa Fisher, Michael Hasselberg, Yeates Conwell, Linda Weiss, Norma A Padrón, Erin Tiernan, Jurgis Karuza, Jeremy Donath, José A Pagán
Health care delivery and payment systems are moving rapidly toward value-based care. To be successful in this new environment, providers must consistently deliver high-quality, evidence-based, and coordinated care to patients. This study assesses whether Project ECHO(®) (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) GEMH (geriatric mental health)-a remote learning and mentoring program-is an effective strategy to address geriatric mental health challenges in rural and underserved communities. Thirty-three teleECHO clinic sessions connecting a team of specialists to 54 primary care and case management spoke sites (approximately 154 participants) were conducted in 10 New York counties from late 2014 to early 2016...
January 20, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106338/the-original-and-simplified-wells-rules-and-age-adjusted-d-dimer-testing-to-rule-out-pulmonary-embolism-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Nick van Es, Noémie Kraaijpoel, Frederikus A Klok, Menno V Huisman, Paul L Den Exter, Inge C M Mos, Javier Galipienzo, Harry R Büller, Patrick M Bossuyt
BACKGROUND: The Wells score and D-dimer testing can safely rule out pulmonary embolism (PE). A simplification of the Wells score has been proposed to improve clinical applicability, but evidence on its performance is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of the original and simplified Wells scores alone and in combination with age-adjusted D-dimer testing. METHODS: Individual patient data from 7,268 patients with suspected PE enrolled in 6 management studies were used to evaluate the discriminatory performance of the original and simplified Wells scores...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105795/the-missing-omes-proposing-social-and-environmental-nomenclature-in-precision-medicine
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Matthew M Davis, Thomas P Shanley
In principle, precision medicine incorporates disease prevention and treatment that takes into account individual differences in people's genes, environments, and lifestyles. In practice, research regarding genes attracts more attention and resources than research focused on environments and lifestyles. Such progress-hindering asymmetry may be related to dissimilar naming conventions across scientific domains. We propose a novel "-ome"-based nomenclature that incorporates known social and environmental determinants of human health, and thereby reflects evidence across the full spectrum of scientific endeavors in precision medicine...
January 19, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105750/development-of-a-peer-review-framework-for-cancer-multi-disciplinary-meetings
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Claire E Johnson, Neli Slavova-Azmanova, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: There is no mechanism in place for monitoring or quality improvement of cancer multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) in Australia. OBJECTIVE: To develop a peer review process for quality improvement of MDMs. METHODS: This project involved three phases: 1) development of a draft peer review framework, supporting documents and peer review process; 2) consultation with key stakeholders; 3) refinement of the framework, documents and processes following a pilot study with three MDMs...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105616/-interpretation-of-the-updates-of-nccn-2017-version-1-0-guideline-for-colorectal-cancer
#13
Gong Chen
The NCCN has recently released its 2017 version 1.0 guideline for colorectal cancer. There are several updates from this new version guideline which are believed to change the current clinical practice. Update one, low-dose aspirin is recommended for patients with colorectal cancer after colectomy for secondary chemoprevention. Update two, biological agents are removed from the neoadjuvant treatment regimen for resectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). This update is based on lack of evidence to support benefits of biological agents including bevacizumab and cetuximab in the neoadjuvant setting...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105615/-improvement-of-prognostic-and-predictive-network-of-colorectal-cancer-based-upon-the-8th-edition-of-ajcc-colorectal-cancer-staging-system
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Hongwei Yao, Hongwei Wu, Yinhua Liu
The 8th edition of AJCC cancer staging system will be launched all over the world in January 1, 2018. The major advances in the 8th edition are the introduction of non-anatomic prognostic and predictive factors supported by I(-II( grade evidence based on histopathology and molecular biology, and the improvement of prognostic assessment system based on these factors, including CEA level, cancer retraction score, circumference margin, lymphatic invasion, peripheral nerve invasion, microsatellite instability, KRAS/NRAS gene mutation and BRAF gene mutation...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105495/relevance-of-medical-reports-in-criminal-investigations-of-cases-of-suspected-child-abuse
#15
Katharina Janßen, Dominik Greif, Markus A Rothschild, Sibylle Banaschak
If a case of physical child abuse is suspected in Germany, the general feeling is often that "it does not matter whether you make a report or not" because, generally, no conviction is made anyway. This study investigates the juridical analysis of complaint cases of physical child abuse [criminal complaint parag. 225 StGB (German penal code) with filial victim]. It focuses on the doctor's role and the impact of their practice in relation to a later conviction. It is based on the analysis of 302 files of the enquiry from 2004-2009 from the department of public prosecution in Cologne, Germany...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105080/current-practice-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-surgical-fixation-of-closed-long-bone-fractures-a-survey-of-297-members-of-the-orthopaedic-trauma-association
#16
Itai Gans, Amit Jain, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Elliott R Haut, Erik A Hasenboehler
BACKGROUND: The risk of postoperative surgical site infection after long bone fracture fixation can be decreased with appropriate antibiotic use. However, there is no agreement on the superiority of a single- or multiple-dose perioperative regimen of antibiotic prophylaxis. The purpose of this study is to determine the following: 1) What are the current practice patterns of orthopaedic trauma surgeons in using perioperative antibiotics for closed long bone fractures? 2) What is the current knowledge of published antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines among orthopaedic trauma surgeons? 3) Are orthopaedic surgeons willing to change their current practices? METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed via email between September and December 2015 to 955 Orthopaedic Trauma Association members, of whom 297 (31%) responded...
2017: Patient Safety in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105068/overdiagnosis-of-mental-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-in-developed-countries
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REVIEW
Eva Charlotte Merten, Jan Christopher Cwik, Jürgen Margraf, Silvia Schneider
During the past 50 years, health insurance providers and national registers of mental health regularly report significant increases in the number of mental disorder diagnoses in children and adolescents. However, epidemiological studies show mixed effects of time trends of prevalence of mental disorders. Overdiagnosis in clinical practice rather than an actual increase is assumed to be the cause for this situation. We conducted a systematic literature search on the topic of overdiagnosis of mental disorders in children and adolescents...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104596/operationalising-ethical-challenges-in-dementia-research-a-systematic-review-of-current-evidence
#18
Emily West, Astrid Stuckelberger, Sophie Pautex, Janneke Staaks, Marjolein Gysels
BACKGROUND: the worldwide number of dementia cases is increasing, and this is a trend that is expected to continue as a growing proportion of the population ages. However, conducting research with persons suffering from dementia can be fraught due to fears surrounding research risks in vulnerable populations. This can make seeking approval for studies difficult. As research directly involving persons with dementia is key for the development of evidence-based best practice, the development of a coherent ethical strategy to perform such research feasibly and effectively is of paramount importance...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104470/a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-a-primary-palliative-care-intervention-connect-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-protocol-and-key-design-considerations
#19
Claire L Becker, Robert M Arnold, Seo Young Park, Margaret Rosenzweig, Thomas J Smith, Douglas B White, Kenneth J Smith, Yael Schenker
BACKGROUND: The addition of specialty palliative care to standard oncology care improves outcomes for patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers, but many lack access to specialty care services. Primary palliative care-meaning basic palliative care services provided by clinicians who are not palliative care specialists-is an alternative approach that has not been rigorously evaluated. METHODS: A cluster randomized, controlled trial of the CONNECT (Care management by Oncology Nurses to address supportive care needs) intervention, an oncology nurse-led care management approach to providing primary palliative care for patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers, is currently underway at 16 oncology practices in Western Pennsylvania...
January 16, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104319/the-mexican-consensus-on-probiotics-in-gastroenterology
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M A Valdovinos, E Montijo, A T Abreu, S Heller, A González-Garay, D Bacarreza, M Bielsa-Fernández, M C Bojórquez-Ramos, F Bosques-Padilla, A I Burguete-García, R Carmona-Sánchez, A Consuelo-Sánchez, E Coss-Adame, J A Chávez-Barrera, M de Ariño, J Flores-Calderón, O Gómez-Escudero, M S González-Huezo, M E Icaza-Chávez, A Larrosa-Haro, M Morales-Arámbula, C Murata, J A Ramírez-Mayans, J M Remes-Troche, T Rizo-Robles, M Peláez-Luna, E M Toro-Monjaraz, A Torre, M E Urquidi-Rivera, R Vázquez, J K Yamamoto-Furusho, F Guarner
INTRODUCTION: Probiotics are frequently prescribed in clinical practice. Their efficacy in treating gastrointestinal disorders is supported by a significant number of clinical trials. However, the correct prescription of these agents is hampered due to a lack of knowledge of the scientific evidence and to the different presentations and microbial compositions of the probiotics that are currently available. AIM: To provide the clinician with a consensus review of probiotics and recommendations for their use in gastroenterology...
January 16, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
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