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Psychometric validation of the work productivity and activity impairment questionnaire in ulcerative colitis: results from a systematic literature review.

J Patient Rep Outcomes 2018 Dec 13;2(1):62. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Pfizer, 235 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA.

Patients with ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, report negative impacts of disease symptoms on work-related outcomes, including absenteeism and presenteeism. As a way to better understand the impact of this disease and its treatment on work-related outcomes, the current review examines the use of the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire (WPAI), a patient-reported outcomes measure of absenteeism, presenteeism, and impairment in other activities, in studies of patients with ulcerative colitis. This review assesses the measurement properties of the WPAI in this patient population: its reliability, construct validity, ability to detect change, and responsiveness to effective treatments. Read More

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December 2018
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Closing remarks: novel approaches to complex societal change and sustainability.

Sustain Sci 2018 29;13(6):1589-1596. Epub 2018 May 29.

1Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

This paper summarizes some personal impressions of the 7th conference of the International Complex Systems Society, co-organized with "Future Earth", held in Stockholm on August 24-26, 2017. The main point is that it is urgent and important to consider the sustainability conundrum as long-term, society-driven one, and to place societal dynamics at the core of how we, as a global society, came to this point, how ongoing dynamics are driving us towards a tipping point, and which role the Information and Communication Technology revolution plays in that process. A much wider involvement of the social sciences is essential. Read More

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May 2018
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[39th STAR conference Stress, Anxiety and Resilience].

Med Pr 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie / Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland (Wydział Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej, Instytut Psychologii / Faculty of Christian Philosophy, Institute of Psychology).

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December 2018

Exploring Barriers and Potential Solutions in Home Dialysis: An NKF-KDOQI Conference Outcomes Report.

Am J Kidney Dis 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. Electronic address:

Home dialysis therapy, including home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, is underused as a modality for the treatment of chronic kidney failure. The National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative sponsored a home dialysis conference in late 2017 that was designed to identify the barriers to starting and maintaining patients on home dialysis therapy. Clinical, operational, policy, and societal barriers were identified that need to be overcome to ensure that dialysis patients have the freedom to choose their treatment modality. Read More

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December 2018

Advancing pharmacological treatments for opioid use disorder (ADaPT-OUD): protocol for testing a novel strategy to improve implementation of medication-assisted treatment for veterans with opioid use disorders in low-performing facilities.

Addict Sci Clin Pract 2018 Dec 13;13(1):25. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Center for Innovation to Implementation, Palo Alto Health Care System, 795 Willow Rd, MC152, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, USA.

Background: In the US, emergency room visits and overdoses related to prescription opioids have soared and the rates of illicit opioid use, including heroin and fentanyl, are increasing. Opioid use disorder (OUD) is associated with higher morbidity and mortality, higher HIV and HCV infection rates, and criminal behavior. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT; methadone and buprenorphine) is proven to be effective in treating OUD and decreasing its negative consequences. Read More

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December 2018

Irish general practitioners' view of perinatal mental health in general practice: a qualitative study.

BMC Fam Pract 2018 Dec 13;19(1):196. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Allied Health, Faculty of Education & Health Sciences, Health Sciences Building, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Background: Identification of perinatal mental health problems and effective care for women who experience them are important considering the potentially serious impact that they may have on the wellbeing of the woman, her baby, family and wider society. General practitioners (GPs) play a central role in identifying and supporting women and this study aimed to explore GPs' experiences of caring for women with perinatal mental health problems in primary care. The results of this study may provide guidance to inform policy, practice, research and development of curriculum and continuous professional development resources. Read More

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December 2018

The 9th Santorini Conference: Systems Medicine, Personalised Health and Therapy. "The Odyssey from Hope to Practice", Santorini, Greece, 30 September⁻3 October 2018.

J Pers Med 2018 Dec 12;8(4). Epub 2018 Dec 12.

PRAHealthSciences, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA.

The 9th traditional biannual conference on Systems Medicine, Personalised Health & Therapy-"The Odyssey from Hope to Practice", inspired by the Greek mythology, was a call to search for practical solutions in cardio-metabolic diseases and cancer, to resolve and overcome the obstacles in modern medicine by creating more interactions among disciplines, as well as between academic and industrial research, directed towards an effective 'roadmap' for personalised health and therapy. The 9th Santorini Conference, under the Presidency of Sofia Siest, the director of the INSERM U1122; IGE-PCV (www.u1122. Read More

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December 2018

Robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography in children.

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J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Dec 1:1-9. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

OBJECTIVEThe goal in the study was to describe the clinical outcomes associated with robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) in children.METHODSThe authors performed a retrospective, single-center study in consecutive children with medically refractory epilepsy who were undergoing robot-assisted SEEG. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to calculate the probability of seizure freedom. Read More

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December 2018

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and/or colour duplex ultrasound for surveillance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a systematic review and economic evaluation.

Health Technol Assess 2018 Dec;22(72):1-220

Regional Vascular Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

Background: Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is less invasive than open surgery, but may be associated with important complications. Patients receiving EVAR require long-term surveillance to detect abnormalities and direct treatments. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has been the most common imaging modality adopted for EVAR surveillance, but it is associated with repeated radiation exposure and the risk of contrast-related nephropathy. Read More

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December 2018

A campaign aimed at increasing seasonal influenza vaccination coverage among post graduate medical residents in an Italian teaching hospital.

Hum Vaccin Immunother 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

a Section of Hygiene - Institute of Public Health , Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore , Roma , Italy.

We analysed the impact of several strategies aimed at increasing influenza immunisation rates among Medical Residents (MRs) of an Italian teaching Hospital. During the 2015-16 and 2016-17 influenza seasons we carried out several interventions: ambulatory doubling where vaccination was offered, ambulatory opening hour extension, email invitations, informative materials, forum theatre and vaccination campaign conference. In addition, during the 2016-17 the OSV was carried out: MRs who go to specific wards where they perform influenza immunisation counselling and eventually vaccinate the personnel. Read More

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December 2018

BIOMEMBRANES 2018 : International Conference 1-5 October 2018 Book of Abstracts.

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J Bioenerg Biomembr 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

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December 2018

[Use of medical apps and online platforms among German rheumatologists : Results of the 2016 and 2018 DGRh conference surveys and research conducted by rheumadocs].

Z Rheumatol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Medizinische Klinik 3 - Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Ulmenweg 18, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland.

Background: Apps and online platforms play an ever increasing role in the daily work routine of physicians. The aim of this study was to investigate which medical apps and online platforms are used by German rheumatologists for certain tasks and to identify usage trends.

Methods: Data were collected via a SurveyMonkey survey conducted by members of rheumadocs (Young German Rheumatology Association) at the 2016 and 2018 German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh) conferences. Read More

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December 2018

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment.

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J Health Pollut 2018 Sep 10;8(19):180908. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

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September 2018

Assessment of Lead Exposure and Urinary-δ-aminolevulinic Acid Levels in Male Lead Acid Battery Workers in Tamil Nadu, India.

J Health Pollut 2018 Mar 12;8(17):6-13. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Regional Occupational Health Centre, (Southern) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Background: Exposure to lead (Pb) affects multiple health outcomes and physiological systems. In adults, even small increases in blood Pb levels have been associated with decreased glomerular filtration rate, increased risk of hypertension and increased incidence of essential tremor. To date, there have been few Pb-exposure assessments using the United States Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. Read More

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Medication nonadherence in bipolar disorder: a narrative review.

Ther Adv Psychopharmacol 2018 Dec 16;8(12):349-363. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Academic Psychiatry, Wolfson Research Centre, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Northern Centre for Mood Disorders and Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5PL, UK.

A number of effective maintenance medication options exist for bipolar disorder (BD) and these are regarded as the foundation of long-term treatment in BD. However, nonadherence to medication is common in BD. For example, a large data base study in the United States of America (USA) showed that approximately half of patients with BD were nonadherent with lithium and maintenance medications over a 12 month period. Read More

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December 2018

Cockroaches, locusts, and envenomating arthropods: a promising source of antimicrobials.

Iran J Basic Med Sci 2018 Sep;21(9):873-877

Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia.

Objectives: To present a brief overview of various natural sources of antimicrobials with the aim of highlighting invertebrates living in polluted environments as additional sources of antimicrobials.

Materials And Methods: A PubMed search using antibacterials, antimicrobials, invertebrates, and natural products as keywords was carried out. In addition, we consulted conference proceedings, original unpublished research undertaken in our laboratories, and discussions in specific forums. Read More

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September 2018

Metabolomic consequences of genetic inhibition of PCSK9 compared with statin treatment.

Circulation 2018 Nov 15;138(22):2499-2512. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

Diabetes and Obesity Research Program, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: Both statins and PCSK9 inhibitors lower blood low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels to reduce risk of cardiovascular events. To assess potential differences between metabolic effects of these two lipid-lowering therapies, we performed detailed lipid and metabolite profiling of a large randomized statin trial and compared the results with the effects of genetic inhibition of PCSK9, acting as a naturally occurring trial.

Methods: 228 circulating metabolic measures were quantified by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, including lipoprotein subclass concentrations and their lipid composition, fatty acids, and amino acids, for 5,359 individuals (2,659 on treatment) in the PROspective Study of Pravastatin in the Elderly at Risk (PROSPER) trial at 6-months post-randomization. Read More

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November 2018

AF detection from ECG recordings using feature selection, sparse coding, and ensemble learning.

Physiol Meas 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, UNITED STATES.

Objective: The objective of this paper is to provide an algorithm for accurate, automated detection of atrial fibrillation from ECG signals. Four types of ECG signals are considered: normal signals, signals representing symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF), other signals, and noisy signals. This paper represents follow-up work to the authors' entry in the 2017 PhysioNET Challenge as reported in the 2017 Computing in Cardiology Conference. Read More

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November 2018

Using Audience Response Systems for Real-Time Learning Assessments During Surgical Morbidity and Mortality Conference.

J Surg Educ 2018 Nov 4;75(6):1535-1543. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address:

Objective: Morbidity and mortality (M&M) conference is a mainstay of surgical education. However, its effectiveness is poorly described. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of a real-time audience response system for learner assessment during M&M. Read More

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November 2018

Cross-sectional and prospective follow-up study to detect early signs of cardiac dysfunction in obesity: protocol of the CARDIOBESE study.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 5;8(12):e025585. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Cardiology, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Introduction: In view of the increasing occurrence of both obesity and heart failure, a growing overlap of these two clinical entities in the near future is expected. Significant advances in our understanding of the pathophysiological consequences of obesity for the cardiovascular system have been made over the past two decades. However, to optimise management and treatment of obesity patients, further research is required to improve early identification of cardiac dysfunction in obesity and to gain insight in the underlying pathophysiology. Read More

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December 2018

Immunization Coverage of Children in Care of the Child Welfare System in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review.

Am J Prev Med 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

Context: Children in care of the child welfare system tend to underutilize preventive health services compared with other children. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess current knowledge regarding immunization coverage levels for children in the child welfare system and to determine barriers and supports to them utilizing immunization services.

Evidence Acquisition: Articles published in Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, SocINDEX, and ERIC from January 1, 2000 to October 13, 2017 were searched. Read More

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December 2018

ASET 59th Annual Conference Proceedings.

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Neurodiagn J 2018 ;58(4):235-256

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January 2018

Conclusions of the digital health hub of the Transform Africa Summit (2018): strong government leadership and public-private-partnerships are key prerequisites for sustainable scale up of digital health in Africa.

BMC Proc 2018 15;12(Suppl 11):17. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

WHO Country Office, Kigali, Rwanda.

Background: The use of digital technologies to improve access to health is gaining momentum in Africa. This is more pertinent with the increasing penetration of mobile phone technology and internet use, and calls for innovative strategies to support implementation of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage on the continent. However, the huge potential benefits of digital health to advance health services delivery in Africa is yet to be fully harnessed due to critical challenges such as proliferation of pilot projects, poor coordination, inadequate preparedness of the African health workforce for digital health, lack of interoperability and inadequate sustainable financing, among others. Read More

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Meeting report from the Companion Animal Genetic Health conference 2018 (CAGH 2018): a healthy companionship: the genetics of health in dogs.

Canine Genet Epidemiol 2018 29;5(Suppl 1). Epub 2018 Aug 29.

2The Royal (Dick) School for Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Midlothian, UK.

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Science, Technology and Pharmaceutical Policy on the agenda: contributions from the society to the 16th National Conference on Health.

Cien Saude Colet 2018 Dec;23(12):4259-4268

Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fiocruz. Rio de janeiro RJ Brasil.

The Plenary of the National Health Council (CNS) approved the Resolution 568/2017, convening the 16th National Health Conference to be held in 2019 and decided to promote thematic activities in eight areas, including Pharmaceutical Policy and Science and Technology. CNS partnership with FIOCRUZ and the National School of Pharmacists proposed the 8th National Symposium on Science and Technology and Pharmaceutical Policy, preceded by ten regional preparatory meetings for the symposium throughout the country. The purpose of this article is to present and analyze the results of the first stage of meetings. Read More

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December 2018

[Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation and Dwell Time for Wound Treatment - Results of an Expert Consensus Conference].

Zentralbl Chir 2018 Dec 11;143(6):609-616. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Unfallchirurgie, Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin, Deutschland.

Rinsing wounds with wound cleansing solutions has long been a recognised cornerstone in wound management as a means of removing cell debris and surface pathogens in wound exudates. In combination with surgical debridement and topical negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), this can facilitate the intended progression from the inflammatory to the proliferative phase of wound healing. Procedures of topical negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and a defined exposure/dwell-time of topical solutions under cyclic compression and decompression with foam dressings (NPWTi-d) can remove cellular remnants and debris that may inhibit the healing process. Read More

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December 2018
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Nomenklatur der kutanen Vaskulitiden - deutschsprachige Definitionen des Dermatologischen Anhanges zur Chapel Hill Consensus Conference.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec;16(12):1425-1433

Klinik für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Universitätsklinik Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Österreich.

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December 2018

Nomenclature of cutaneous vasculitides - German translation of the dermatologic addendum to the 2012 Revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Dec;16(12):1425-1432

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.

The nomenclature system agreed upon by the Chapel Hill Consensus Conference (CHCC) with respect to the terminology and precise definition of the various types of vasculitis has gained widespread interdisciplinary and international acceptance. As the revised version from 2012 (CHCC 2012) does not address the special features of vasculitis of the skin, it has recently been supplemented with an addendum containing the nomenclature of cutaneous vasculitides (D-CHCC). The present article provides the German translation of the terms and defintions of the D-CHCC as well as additional explanatory comments. Read More

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December 2018
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Spectrofluorimetric determination of eptifibatide in human plasma and dosage form.

Luminescence 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Kasr El- Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt.

A spectrofluorimetric method for the determination of eptifibatide is presented based on its native fluorescence. The type of solvent and the wavelength of maximum excitation and emission were carefully selected to optimize the experimental conditions. Under the specified experimental conditions, the linearities obtained between the emission intensity and the corresponding concentrations of eptifibatide were in the range 0. Read More

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December 2018
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Conference Report: Pharmacogenomics in Special Populations at WCP2018.

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Discipline of Pharmacology, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

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December 2018
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Liberal versus conservative fluid therapy in adults and children with sepsis or septic shock.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Dec 10;12:CD010593. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Intensive Care Unit, Second Affiliated Hospital Medical College, Zhejiang University, 88 Jiefang Road, Hangzhou, China, 310009.

Background: Sepsis and septic shock are potentially life-threatening complications of infection that are associated with high morbidity and mortality in adults and children. Fluid therapy is regarded as a crucial intervention during initial treatment of sepsis. Whether conservative or liberal fluid therapy can improve clinical outcomes in patients with sepsis and septic shock remains unclear. Read More

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December 2018
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Laryngeal mask airway versus endotracheal tube for percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy in critically ill adults.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Nov 15;11:CD009901. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Wiesbaden Business School, RheinMain University of Applied Science, Bleichstr. 44, Wiesbaden, Germany, 65183.

Background: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is one of the most common bedside surgical procedures performed in critically ill adults, on intensive care units (ICUs), who require long-term ventilation. PDT is associated with relevant life-threatening complications: Cuff rupture or accidental extubation may lead to hypoxia, aspiration or loss of airway. Puncture of the oesophagus, or creating a false passage during dilatation or replacement of the tracheostomy tube, can lead to pneumothorax or emphysema. Read More

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November 2018
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Systematic Review: Efficacy and Safety of Accelerated Induction Regimes in Infliximab Rescue Therapy for Hospitalized Patients with Acute Severe Colitis.

Dig Dis Sci 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

The Royal Liverpool and Broad Green University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.

Background: Pharmacokinetic data suggest that standard induction dosing schedules may not be sufficient in patients with acute severe colitis (ASUC). Hence, intensified induction regimes are increasingly used in the rescue treatment of hospitalized patients with ASUC to avoid the need for colectomy although the evidence for this is uncertain.

Aim: To conduct a systematic review of short- and long-term efficacy outcomes from accelerated infliximab induction studies. Read More

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December 2018
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The Bhubaneswar Declaration on Sports Endocrinology, 2018.

Indian J Endocrinol Metab 2018 Nov;22(Suppl 1):S14-S16

Department of Endocrinology, MP Shah Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.

Sports and endocrinology are complex interrelated disciplines. Sports and exercise modulate endocrine and metabolic health, and are used to prevent and manage disease. Endocrine and metabolic function influence participation and performance in sports activity. Read More

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November 2018
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Nuclear Medicine in India: A Historical Journey.

Indian J Nucl Med 2018 Nov;33(Suppl 1):S5-S10

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Evidence-based historical accounts of critical events, which shaped nuclear medicine in India today, are presented in this article. There was parallel activity happening in the northern and western region of India in the early 60s. Radiation Medicine Center (RMC) at Mumbai inaugurated in September 1963 by Dr. Read More

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November 2018

Health Locus of Control Beliefs in Health Care Providers in the Pacific Basin.

Hawaii J Med Public Health 2018 Dec;77(12):325-329

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI.

As part of the strategic plan to improve preconception care, health care providers are advised to counsel women about developing a reproductive life plan. Women are asked think about whether they want to become pregnant and have children and if so, when they would like to do so. The utility of a reproductive life plan is based on the premise that an individual has control over their own health and reproduction. Read More

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December 2018

Conference proceedings.

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N Gopi Chander

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S1

Editor The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society, Department of Prosthodontics, SRM Dental College, SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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October 2018

An Educational Intervention to Improve HPV Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Trial.

Pediatrics 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Regenstrief Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics, Indianapolis, Indiana.

: media-1vid110.1542/5849572217001PEDS-VA_2018-1457 BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can lead to serious health issues and remains the most common sexually transmitted infection. Despite availability of effective vaccines, HPV vaccination rates are suboptimal. Read More

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December 2018

AACR White Paper: Shaping the Future of Cancer Prevention - A Roadmap for Advancing Science and Public Health.

Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 2018 Dec;11(12):735-778

Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

The recent pace, extent, and impact of paradigm-changing cancer prevention science has been remarkable. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) convened a 3-day summit, aligned with five research priorities: (i) Precancer Atlas (PCA). (ii) Cancer interception. Read More

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December 2018

Effectiveness and safety of in vitro maturation of oocytes versus in vitro fertilisation in women with high antral follicle count: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 9;8(12):e023413. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Introduction: In vitro maturation (IVM) is a potential alternative to conventional in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to avoid ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). This is particularly relevant in women with a high antral follicle count (AFC) and/or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), who are at increased risk for OHSS. However, no randomised controlled trials of IVM versus IVF in women with high AFC have reported both pregnancy and OHSS rates. Read More

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December 2018

Integrated decision-making model for community-based rehabilitation service utilisation among persons with severe mental illness in China: protocol for a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 9;8(12):e021528. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

School of Pharmacy, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Introduction: A common problem low-income and middle-income countries face is the scarcity of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) resources and low service utilisation among persons with severe mental illness (SMI). Despite this problem, the factors and pathways followed influencing one's decision on service utilisation in China have not been fully comprehended. This study aims to develop a theory-based model that systematically describes the integrated decision-making process of mental health CBR utilisation among persons with SMI in China. Read More

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December 2018

Metabolomics for predicting fetal growth restriction: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 6;8(12):e022743. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a relevant research and clinical concern since it is related to higher risks of adverse outcomes at any period of life. Current predictive tools in pregnancy (clinical factors, ultrasound scan, placenta-related biomarkers) fail to identify the true growth-restricted fetus. However, technologies based on metabolomics have generated interesting findings and seem promising. Read More

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December 2018

Human epidemiological evidence about the associations between exposure to organochlorine chemicals and endometriosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Environ Int 2018 Dec 6;123:209-223. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

LABERCA, Oniris, INRA, Université Bretagne-Loire, 44307 Nantes, France.

Background: Endometriosis is a gynaecological disease characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue that affects women during their reproductive years, having a strong impact on their lives, fertility and healthcare costs. The aetiology remains largely unknown, but current evidence suggests that it is multi-causal and oestrogen-dependent. Many epidemiologic studies have explored associations between organochlorine chemicals (OCCs) and endometriosis, but the findings are inconsistent. Read More

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December 2018

Pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease: Updated Recommendations of the Cologne Consensus Conference 2018.

Int J Cardiol 2018 Aug 27. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Klinik für Innere Medizin, Schwerpunkt Kardiologie, DRK-Kliniken Berlin, Germany.

In the summer of 2016, delegates from the German Society of Cardiology (DGK), the German Respiratory Society (DGP), and the German Society of Pediatric Cardiology (DGPK) met in Cologne, Germany, to define consensus-based practice recommendations for the management of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). These recommendations were built on the 2015 European Pulmonary Hypertension guidelines, aiming at their practical implementation, considering country-specific issues, and including new evidence, where available. To this end, a number of working groups was initiated, one of which was specifically dedicated to PH associated with left heart disease. Read More

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Meeting the challenges of reconstructive urology - Where are we now?

J Pediatr Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London, UK. Electronic address:

This is based on the 2018 Storz Urology Lecture at the BAPS Conference and is a personal review of three reconstructive paediatric urological conditions: hypospadias, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and bladder exstrophy from the perspective of changing expectations and outcomes. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: V (Expert Opinion). Read More

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November 2018

Reasons for rejection of abstracts submitted to the Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology: Ensuring transparency and encouraging quality.

Am J Infect Control 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Patient Safety, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA. Electronic address:

The Abstracts Committee of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology noted high rejection rates for submitted abstracts, often for minor infractions of guidelines. This study examines the reasons for abstract rejection and identified that a substantial portion of abstracts were rejected for readily correctable errors (nonadherence to submission guidelines [71.6%]), prior to consideration of scientific value. Read More

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December 2018

Introduction, epidemiology and classification of vasculitis.

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2018 02 16;32(1):3-20. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK. Electronic address:

Classification of the vasculitides has been traditionally based on vessel size. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria were developed in the 1980s and published in 1990 before the development of ANCA testing and modern imaging techniques such as MRI and PET scanning, and therefore, these criteria are not fit for use in 2010s. The Chapel Hill Consensus Conference provided a framework for defining various types of vasculitis. Read More

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February 2018

Determinants of an integrated public health approach: the implementation process of Greenland's second public health program.

BMC Public Health 2018 Dec 7;18(1):1353. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Centre for Public Health in Greenland, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen, Studiestraede 6, 1455, Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Background: Greenland struggles with a high prevalence of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse. In response to the increasing need for preventive initiatives, the first public health program Inuuneritta was introduced in 2007. Internationally, frameworks focus primarily on the implementation of a single, well-described intervention or program. Read More

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December 2018

The 5th Virus-like Particle and Nano-Particle Vaccines (VLPNPV) conference.

Expert Rev Vaccines 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

a Department of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergology , University Hospital Bern, University of Bern , Bern , Switzerland.

Virus-like Particles (VLPs) and Nano-Particles (NPs) are promising vaccine platforms that have led to the successful development of commercially available vaccines. The 5th international Virus-like Particle and Nano-Particle Vaccines (VLPNPV) conference was held in Bern, Switzerland, from the 25th to the 27th of September in 2018. Topics included novel vaccine production techniques, methods to enhance vaccine immunogenicity and preclinical/clinical efficacy evaluation of vaccine candidates. Read More

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December 2018