Crit Care Med 2019 08;47(8):e725-e726
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Section, West Lost Angeles VA Healthcare Center (111Q), David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Department of Intensive Care, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Morales Meseguer, Murcia, Spain.
Semin Thromb Hemost 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.
Section of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) comprise a panel of autoantibodies that reflect a potential prothrombotic risk in several autoimmune conditions, most notably antiphospholipid (antibody) syndrome (APS). aPL can be divided into those that form part of the laboratory criteria for APS, namely, lupus anticoagulant (LA), as well as anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibodies (aβ2GPI) of the immunoglobulin G and M classes, and those that form a group considered as "noncriteria antibodies." The noncriteria antibodies include, for example, antiphosphatidylserine antibodies (aPS), antiprothrombin antibodies (aPT), and antiphosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex antibodies (aPS/PT). Read More
Int Nurs Rev 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.
Department of Medical Humanities, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Background: In 2016, the Act on Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment for Patients in Hospice and Palliative Care was implemented in Korea, providing a broad framework for end-of-life decision-making for the first time and making advance directives legally recognized documents. This Act can correct long-standing under-recognition of patients as valid decision makers for their own treatment choices. However, limited recognition of patient self-determination, rigid legal forms for documenting patient wishes, and the roles of family under the Act may pose challenges both to patients and nurses. Read More
HERD 2021 Jun 9:19375867211020682. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Department of Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Objectives: This study aims to delineate if and how healthy volunteers admitted to simulated care can aid in understanding real well-being experiences of in-hospital surgical patients.Background: Scientific research is necessary to understand the mediating effect of healthcare design on patient outcomes. Studies with patients are, however, difficult to conduct as they require substantial funding, time, and research capacity, and recovering patients are often not willing or able to participate. Read More
J Tissue Viability 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (LSCVAMC), Cleveland, OH, USA; Dept of Orthopaedics & Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:
Significance: Chronic wounds fail to heal in a timely manner and exhibit sustained inflammation with slow tissue repair and remodelling. They decrease mobility and quality of life, and remain a major clinical challenge in the long-term care of many patients, affecting 6.5 million individuals annually in the U. Read More
Health Soc Care Community 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.
College of Nursing, Institute for Health Science Research, Inje University, Busan, South Korea.
Medical aid (MA) in South Korea, a national public assistance scheme, provides minimum medical security for low-income families. The Korean government has adopted a case management (CM) programme to control MA beneficiaries' inappropriate medical use and enhance beneficiaries' quality of life. This study aimed to explore case managers' experiences of implementing CM for MA beneficiaries' potential barriers. Read More