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Exploring Barriers and Facilitators of Inter-Organizational Management in Response to Mass Casualty Traffic Incidents: A Qualitative Study.

Bull Emerg Trauma 2021 Apr;9(2):86-95

Department of Health in Emergencies and Disasters, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Objective: To investigate and understand the current status of inter-organizational management in relief organizations as well as the relief organizations personnel behavior when facing mass traffic incidents (MCTI). The inter-organizational barriers and facilitators are also discussed in response to MCTI management and in order to help direct future actions to improve pre-hospital emergency services.

Methods: The current qualitative study was performed through face-to-face, semi-structured interviews with 31 individuals from pre-hospital emergency services authorities and personnel, Red Crescent and Yazd, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Fars, and Qom provinces police. Read More

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How do primary care providers work together in the Iranian PHC system?

Med J Islam Repub Iran 2020 7;34:164. Epub 2020 Dec 7.

Health Foresight and Innovation Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Providing coordinated services and forming appropriate cooperation among the members of the health team have a significant impact on other aspects of service provision, including accessibility and continuity of services. In this study information was obtained from a national study titled, "Evaluation of Primary Health Care in Iran", and framework analysis was conducted from the perspective of interprofessional cooperation status using the Amour model based on 5 underlying concepts of sharing, partnership, power, interdependency, and process. This is a mixed-method study of the transformative sequential type. Read More

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December 2020

Barriers to Incident Reporting among Nurses: A Qualitative Systematic Review.

West J Nurs Res 2021 Mar 17:193945921999449. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Incident reporting in health care prevents error recurrence, ultimately improving patient safety. A qualitative systematic review was conducted, aiming to identify barriers to incident reporting among nurses. Joanna Briggs Institute methodology for qualitative systematic reviews was followed, with data extracted using JBI QARI tools, and selected studies assessed for methodological quality using Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP). Read More

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Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (4th edition).

Autophagy 2021 Jan 8;17(1):1-382. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

University of Crete, School of Medicine, Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Voutes, Heraklion, Crete, Greece; Foundation for Research and Technology, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB), Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

In 2008, we published the first set of guidelines for standardizing research in autophagy. Since then, this topic has received increasing attention, and many scientists have entered the field. Our knowledge base and relevant new technologies have also been expanding. Read More

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January 2021

Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection with Lethal Pulmonary Venous Obstruction Managed by Multidisciplinary Cooperation.

Case Rep Pediatr 2021 15;2021:6619458. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Department of Pediatrics, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8648, Japan.

Background: Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a critical congenital heart disease for which emergency surgery is required after birth. In cases of no intervention, TAPVC is associated with a high mortality rate in the first year of life. Although foetal echocardiographic techniques for diagnosing TAPVC have improved, TAPVC remains one of the most difficult congenital heart diseases to diagnose via foetal echocardiography. Read More

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January 2021

The association between immune checkpoint or BRAF/MEK inhibitor therapy and uveitis in patients with advanced cutaneous melanoma.

Eur J Cancer 2021 Feb 26;144:215-223. Epub 2020 Dec 26.

Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Background: Treatment with immune checkpoint and BRAF/MEK inhibitors has significantly improved the survival of patients with advanced cutaneous melanoma and other metastatic malignancies. Therapy-related uveitis is a rare ocular adverse event, which may potentially lead to legal blindness. The epidemiology of treatment-related uveitis is currently insufficiently known. Read More

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February 2021

Mapping regional differences in payment for ecosystem service policies to inform integrated management: Case study of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

J Environ Manage 2021 Jan 25;278(Pt 1):111396. Epub 2020 Oct 25.

Sichuan Academy of Environmental Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan610041, China. Electronic address:

State and local governments consider payment for ecosystem services (PES) a valuable tool for watershed protection. However, regional differences in PES policies, which significantly influence province-scale cooperation, have been seldom documented. The interrelationships among these policies directly affect overall PES development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB). Read More

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January 2021

Challenges in Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes at Secondary Level Hospitals in India: An Exploratory Study.

Front Public Health 2020 18;8:493904. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

ReAct Asia Pacific, Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Implementing a sustainable and effective Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) programme in secondary level hospitals, in Low-Middle Income Country (LMIC) contexts, has numerous challenges. It is important to understand these challenges so that the stewardship initiatives can be tailored according to the unique requirements thrown up by these healthcare facilities. This study explores the experiences of implementing AMS in secondary level hospitals in the state of Kerala, India. Read More

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Establishment and Empirical Evaluation of a Quality Indicator System for Postoperative Pain Management.

Pain Med 2020 12;21(12):3270-3282

Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, Hangzhou, China.

Objectives: This study aimed to establish a quality indicator system for postoperative pain management and test its reliability, validity, and discrimination in China.

Methods: We established a quality indicator system using the Delphi method. Further, we designed and administered a survey questionnaire in the orthopedic departments of nine hospitals, located in the Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces, through purposive and convenience sampling methods to examine the reliability, validity, and discrimination of the quality indicator system. Read More

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December 2020

Autism and COVID-19: A Case Series in a Neurodevelopmental Unit.

J Clin Med 2020 Sep 11;9(9). Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Reference Centre for Rare Psychiatric Diseases, APHP. Sorbonne Université, 75013 Paris, France.

Background: COVID-19 has become pandemic and can impact individuals with autism as well. Here, we report a case series admitted to a neurobehavioral unit dedicated to challenging behaviors in patients with autism.

Methods: We describe 16 patients (mean age 20. Read More

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September 2020

Anticoagulant interventions in hospitalized patients with COVID-19: A scoping review of randomized controlled trials and call for international collaboration.

J Thromb Haemost 2020 11 1;18(11):2958-2967. Epub 2020 Oct 1.

Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Department of Medicine, Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services, Northwell Health at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY, USA.

Introduction: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is associated with a high incidence of thrombosis and mortality despite standard anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis. There is equipoise regarding the optimal dose of anticoagulant intervention in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and consequently, immediate answers from high-quality randomized trials are needed.

Methods: The World Health Organization's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform was searched on June 17, 2020 for randomized controlled trials comparing increased dose to standard dose anticoagulant interventions in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Read More

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November 2020

Emerging challenges and possible strategies in maxillo-facial and oral surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

J Oral Sci 2020 Sep 24;62(4):452-454. Epub 2020 Aug 24.

Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Unit and Biomaterials Laboratory, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children & Adults, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic suddenly took the world by storm and Italy was one of the hardest hit countries. Maxillo-facial surgery and dentistry procedures had to be significantly reorganized, since they are considered high-risk procedures. Protocols had to be changed and interdepartmental cooperation was put in place to plan surgical interventions and maintain high standards. Read More

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September 2020

Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation of Human Permanent Denervated Muscles: A Narrative Review on Diagnostics, Managements, Results and Byproducts Revisited 2020.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2020 Jul 29;10(8). Epub 2020 Jul 29.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Ugo Bassi, 58/B 35131 Padova, Italy.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) produces muscle wasting that is especially severe after complete and permanent damage of lower motor neurons, as can occur in complete conus and cauda equina syndrome. Even in this worst-case scenario, mass and function of permanently denervated quadriceps muscle can be rescued by surface functional electrical stimulation using a purpose designed home-based rehabilitation strategy. Early diagnostics is a key factor in the long-term success of this management. Read More

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Quantifying Direct and Indirect Spatial Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus in China.

Environ Sci Technol 2020 08 4;54(16):9791-9803. Epub 2020 Aug 4.

Key Laboratory for City Cluster Environmental Safety and Green Development of the Ministry of Education, Institute of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006, People's Republic of China.

Food, energy, and water resources, which are interconnected with one another, are essential to human beings and sustainable development goals. Existing studies have quantified direct interconnections of food, energy, and water (FEW) systems in China but overlooked their indirect and spatial interconnections through production systems of other products. Quantifying both the direct and indirect spatial interconnections of food, energy, and water systems is the basis of holistic FEW resource management. Read More

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Role of cardiovascular imaging in cancer patients receiving cardiotoxic therapies: a position statement on behalf of the Heart Failure Association (HFA), the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the Cardio-Oncology Council of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Eur J Heart Fail 2020 09 21;22(9):1504-1524. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Cardiovascular (CV) imaging is an important tool in baseline risk assessment and detection of CV disease in oncology patients receiving cardiotoxic cancer therapies. This position statement examines the role of echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, nuclear cardiac imaging and computed tomography in the management of cancer patients. The Imaging and Cardio-Oncology Study Groups of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in collaboration with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the Cardio-Oncology Council of the ESC have evaluated the current evidence for the value of modern CV imaging in the cardio-oncology field. Read More

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September 2020

[The social partnership in sphere of health care modernization].

Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med 2020 May;28(3):428-432

The Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education "The Volga Region State Technological University", 424000, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia.

The article considers the role of interdepartmental cooperation in modernization of health sector at the regional level exemplified by Mari El Republic. Based on data of study monitoring, the dynamics of medical and demographic indicators are determined. Over the past five years, life expectancy increased, patient satisfaction with medical care increased. Read More

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Girled-induced anthocyanin accumulation in red-leafed Prunus cerasifera: Effect on photosynthesis, photoprotection and sugar metabolism.

Plant Sci 2020 May 21;294:110456. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto, 80, 56124, Pisa, Italy; Interdepartmental Research Center Nutrafood "Nutraceuticals and Food for Health", University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto, 80, 56124, Pisa, Italy.

The feedback regulation of photosynthesis depends on the cooperation of multiple signals, including sugars. Herein, the effect of shoot girdling was monitored on a daily basis for three days in green- and red-leafed Prunus cerasifera plants (GLP and RLP, respectively). The effect of anthocyanin presence was investigated in terms of photosynthesis, sugar metabolism and photoprotection. Read More

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The Undiagnosed Diseases Network International: Five years and more!

Mol Genet Metab 2020 04 17;129(4):243-254. Epub 2020 Jan 17.

NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA; Office of the Clinical Director, National Human Genome Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Undiagnosed rare diseases (URDs) account for a significant portion of the overall rare disease burden, depending upon the country. Hence, URDs represent an unmet medical need. A specific challenge posed by the ensemble of the URD patient cohort is the heterogeneity of its composition; the group, indeed, includes very rare, still unidentified conditions as well as clinical variants of recognized rare diseases. Read More

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[The evaluation of inter-departmental interaction in ensuring sanitary hygienic security under realization of mass events].

Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med 2019 Nov;27(6):988-991

The Board of Rospotrebnadzor in the Republic of Tatarstan, 420111, Kazan, Russia.

The article presents results of assessment of the algorithm of interdepartmental interaction related to complex security during mass events as exemplified by experience of the Department of Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) in the Republic of Tatarstan (Tatarstan) during the preparation and holding of matches of the FIFA world Cup 2018 and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Kazan. The structure of management and interaction concerning security issues included three levels: the Federal level, the subject regional level and the regional departmental level. The vertical interaction was carried out on the departmental level as well as between the interdepartmental operational headquarters and regional interdepartmental operational headquarters through their heads. Read More

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November 2019

Radiation Dosimetry and Biodistribution of Ga-FAPI-46 PET Imaging in Cancer Patients.

J Nucl Med 2020 08 13;61(8):1171-1177. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

Physics and Biology in Medicine Interdepartmental Graduate Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) has become an attractive goal for diagnostic imaging and therapy because they can constitute as much as 90% of a tumor mass. The serine protease fibroblast activation protein (FAP) is overexpressed selectively in CAFs, drawing interest in FAP as a stromal target. The quinoline-based FAP inhibitor (FAPI) PET tracer Ga-FAPI-04 has been previously shown to yield high tumor-to-background ratios (TBRs) in patients with various cancers. Read More

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Competitive and cooperative interactions between medial temporal and striatal learning systems.

Neuropsychologia 2020 01 14;136:107257. Epub 2019 Nov 14.

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA; Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address:

The striatum and medial temporal lobes (MTL) exhibit dissociable roles during learning. Whereas the striatum and its network of thalamic relays and cortical nodes are necessary for nondeclarative learning, the MTL and associated network are required for declarative learning. Several studies have suggested that these networks are functionally competitive during learning. Read More

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January 2020

Developing Microsurgery through Experience in Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar.

Acta Med Okayama 2019 Oct;73(5):393-401

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Monash Health, Clayton, Vic, Australia.

Although many surgical centers perform microsurgery routinely in developed countries, performing microsurgery is challenging in resource-poor developing countries, such as Myanmar. With the establishment of educational training programs and the assistance of volunteer plastic surgical teams, local plastic surgeons can learn the techniques of microsurgery and apply them clinically. The purpose of this study was to establish baseline data and define the challenges of performing microsurgery in Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar. Read More

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October 2019

Guidelines for the use of flow cytometry and cell sorting in immunological studies (second edition).

Eur J Immunol 2019 Oct;49(10):1457-1973

Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, München, Germany.

These guidelines are a consensus work of a considerable number of members of the immunology and flow cytometry community. They provide the theory and key practical aspects of flow cytometry enabling immunologists to avoid the common errors that often undermine immunological data. Notably, there are comprehensive sections of all major immune cell types with helpful Tables detailing phenotypes in murine and human cells. Read More

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October 2019

Facilitating a change model in age-friendly hospital certification: Strategies and effects.

PLoS One 2019 3;14(4):e0213496. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

Department of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

The ageing population is a powerful and transformative demographic force. The World Health Organization (WHO) has encouraged the development of an age-friendly hospital (AFH) network. However, no specific implementation strategies or best practices of AFH standards have been produced. Read More

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December 2019

The worldwide assessment of separation of patients from ventilatory assistance (WEAN SAFE) ERS Clinical Research Collaboration.

Eur Respir J 2019 03 18;53(3). Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

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Hybrid Capability to Integrate Multiple Treatment Modalities for Managing High-Grade Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas.

World Neurosurg 2019 05 5;125:e774-e783. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Neurosurgery, Diakonieklinikum Jung-Stilling, Siegen, Germany.

Background: An integrated multimodality approach can be effective in treatment of high-grade dural arteriovenous fistulas. Nevertheless, this requires a high level of efficient cooperation between different departments, underlying a degree of bias in the decisional process. In comparison, hybrid capability, integrating these modalities in one hand, may allow aggregating multimodality treatment strategies by pooling their individual benefits, leading to a more holistic view of the consequences of each modality. Read More

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In vivo testing of a bioresorbable phosphate-based optical fiber.

J Biophotonics 2019 07 1;12(7):e201800397. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Applied Science and Technology and RU INSTM, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy.

Optical fibers have recently attracted a noticeable interest for biomedical applications because they provide a minimally invasive method for in vivo sensing, imaging techniques, deep-tissue photodynamic therapy or optogenetics. The silica optical fibers are the most commonly used because they offer excellent optical properties, and they are readily available at a reasonable price. The fused silica is a biocompatible material, but it is not bioresorbable so it does not decompose in the body and the fibers must be ex-planted after in vivo use and their fragments can present a considerable risk to the patient when the fiber breaks. Read More

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The Role of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Managing Chinese Patients With Wound-derived Acute Severe Illness.

Wounds 2018 Aug;30(8):235-241

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China.

Introduction: Resulting mostly from major injury or infection, severe acute wounds are often accompanied by septic shock or multiple organ failure and associated with high disability and mortality rates. In managing Chinese patients with wound-derived acute severe illnesses, salvage treatment in the emergency department has traditionally prioritized life support and protection of vital organs before wound repair.

Objective: This retrospective review evaluated the outcomes of patients with wound-derived acute severe illness who were treated with a new salvage protocol that combined proactive wound care with simultaneous life-support measures. Read More

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Grow the Pie: Interdepartmental Cooperation as a Method for Achieving Operational Efficiency in an Emergency Department.

J Emerg Med 2018 08 6;55(2):269-277. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Health System, San Diego, California.

Background: Despite sufficient literature analyzing macroscopic and microscopic methods of addressing emergency department (ED) operations, there is a paucity of studies that analyze methods between these extremes.

Objective: We conducted a quasi-experimental study incorporating a pre/post-intervention comparison to determine whether interdepartmental cooperation is effective at improving ED operations by combining microscopic and macroscopic concepts.

Methods: We performed an analysis of operational and financial data from a cooperative investment in imaging transport personnel between the emergency and radiology departments. Read More

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