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Overland Maryann Katherine MK Division of General Internal Medicine, Primary Care Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dyspepsia is a common and complex condition consisting of chronic upper gastrointestinal symptoms. A rational approach to diagnosis and treatment of dyspepsia includes identifying those patients with alarm symptoms and referring them for prompt endoscopy. Those without alarm symptoms can be differentiated into patients who do and do not have ...
Ehsani Johnathon P JP Health Behavior Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of Michigan's universal text messaging restriction (effective July 2010) across different age groups of drivers and crash severities. Changes in monthly crash rates and crash trends per 10,000 licensed drivers aged 16, 17, 18, 19, 20-24, and 25-50 years were estimated ...
Park Jung Jae JJ 1 Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50 Ilwon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-710, Republic of - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively investigate whether pretreatment multiparametric MRI findings can predict biochemical recurrence in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) for localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS. In this study, 282 patients with biopsy-proven prostate cancer who received RP underwent pretreatment MRI using a ...
Thrall Terese Hudson TH Author Affiliation: Senior Communications Specialist (interim), American Organization of Nurse Executives, Chicago, - - 2014
The American Organization of Nurse Executives conducted a salary survey of more than 4,600 nurse leaders, capturing information from 2012. About half of the salaries fall between $80,000 and $130,000. When correlating years of leadership to salary level, the 10-year mark appears to be the tipping point in terms of ...
Robinson-Cohen Cassianne C Kidney Research Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Electronic address: - - 2014
The management of hyperphosphatemia in patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes dietary phosphate restriction and/or prescription of phosphate binders. Measuring phosphate intake in CKD is important for monitoring dietary adherence and for the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. The 24-hour urine collection is the gold standard method ...
Sinagra Jo Linda M JL Istituto San Gallicano, Rome, - - 2014
Mycobacterium abscessus is emerging as an important cause of cutaneous infections in sporadic cases and outbreak settings. Although immunosuppressed or elderly patients are most commonly affected, in 2006 an outbreak of clinically distinct cutaneous lesions on the hands and feet caused by M. abscessus in a population of healthy children using ...
Buckley Lisa L Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia; Young Driver Behavior and Injury Prevention Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Adolescent drivers are overrepresented in distraction-related motor vehicle crashes. A number of potential reasons for such an elevated risk include driving inexperience, high adoption of communication technology, increased peer involvement, and tendency to take risks, which render young drivers particularly vulnerable. Major legislative efforts in Graduated Licensing Systems that include ...
Levin David C DC 1 Department of Radiology, Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 132 S 10th St, Main 1090, Philadelphia, PA - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. On January 1, 2011, the Current Procedural Terminology version 4 codes for CT of the abdomen and CT of the pelvis were bundled together. The relative value units attached to the new single codes were lower than the sum of the relative value units accruing to the two separate ...
McDonald Elizabeth S ES 1 Department of Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave E, G3-200, Seattle, WA - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess associations between patient characteristics and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of normal breast fibroglandular tissue on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 T. The retrospective study included 103 women with negative bilateral findings on 3-T breast MRI examinations (BI-RADS category 1). DWI was ...
Tetuan Theresa M TM Author Affiliations: Clinic Nurse Manager (Dr Tetuan), Annual Wellness Visit Nurse (Ms Ebberts), Staffing Manager (Ms Wendling), Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Cotton-O'Neil Clinic, Topeka; Associate Professor (Dr Ohm), School of Nursing, Baker University, Topeka; Manager, Oncology Research and Program Development (Dr Herynk), Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center, Topeka; Professor, Statistics (Dr Mosier), Washburn University, Topeka, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the nurse-run annual wellness visit (AWV) in improving adherence to cancer screening recommendations for colonoscopies and/or mammograms. The Affordable Health Care Act provides Medicare beneficiaries access to AWVs. Nurse-run AWVs offer individualized education, reinforce health screening recommendations, and may ...
Rosenberg Karen K Karen - - 2014
Odds of a respiratory infection in a family member increase after a well-child visit.
Eisenberg Jonathan D JD 1 Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment, 101 Merrimac St, 10th Fl, Boston, MA - - 2014
The purpose of this article is to evaluate whether examination-specific radiation dose metrics reliably measure an institution's success in reducing cancer risks. We projected health benefits from dose-reduction programs in a hypothetical institution that sought to decrease exposures from abdominopelvic CT. Using modeling techniques to project radiation-induced cancer risks and ...
Sakakibara Mitsuru M 1 Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, 1-2-2 Nakamichi, Higasinari-ku, Osaka 537-8511, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The aim of our study was to evaluate the value of 3D registration images reconstructed by fusion of pre- and posttreatment CT or MRI for the assessment of ablative margins after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS. From January 2007 to May 2011, we ...
Corley Donna D Author Affiliations: Evidence-Based Practice Consultant (Dr Corley), Evidence-Based Practice Coordinator (Dr Brockopp), Nursing Director (Ms McCowan), Magnet/Nursing Special Projects Coordinator (Ms Merritt), Evidence-Based Practice Consultant (Dr Moe), Patient Care Technician (Ms Hall), Baptist Health Lexington, Kentucky; Executive Nursing Director (Ms Cobb), Baptist Health Corbin, Kentucky; Infection Control Nurse and Patient Safety Officer (Ms Johnson), Baptist Health La Grange, Kentucky; Nursing Director (Ms Stout) Baptist Health Louisville, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Baptist Health High Risk Falls Assessment (BHHRFA). The cost of falls and the potential for increased patient morbidity and mortality necessitate the development of a psychometrically sound assessment. Based on pilot data, a multisite study was conducted. ...
Friedrichs Judy B JB Judy B. Friedrichs is Education-Quality Coordinator and Women's and Children's Support Program Coordinator, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. The author can be reached via e-mail at judy_b_friedrichs@rush.edu Kathie Kobler is Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Palliative Care, Advocate Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, IL. Rosmarie E. Roose is Clinical Coordinator Still Missed & Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL. Charlotte Meyer is Staff Nurse, The Cradle, Evanston, IL. Nancy Schmitz is Staff RN, Family Birth Center Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, IL. Karen Kavanaugh is Elizabeth Schotanus Professor of Pediatric Nursing, Family, Community and Mental Health, Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of - - 2014
Providing compassionate bereavement care for families experiencing perinatal loss is a standard of care in most healthcare organizations. In this article, we describe the development of The Alliance of Perinatal Bereavement Support Facilitators, begun over 25 years ago in Chicago by staff who identified the need to reach out to ...
Molnar Alexandra A Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Box 359895, 325-9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dizziness is a common presenting concern in primary care practice. The most useful diagnostic approach in distinguishing different types of dizziness is a thorough history and physical examination; additional tests are rarely necessary. Effective treatments exist for many causes of dizziness, and these treatments are often accomplished in the clinic ...
Bielska Agata A AA Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center, Washington University School of Medicine , St. Louis, Missouri 63110, United - - 2014
Side-chain oxysterols, such as 25-hydroxycholesterol (25-HC), are key regulators of cholesterol homeostasis. New evidence suggests that the alteration of membrane structure by 25-HC contributes to its regulatory effects. We have examined the role of oxysterol membrane effects on cholesterol accessibility within the membrane using perfringolysin O (PFO), a cholesterol-dependent cytolysin ...
Takahashi Naoki N 1 Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to discuss MRI with spin labeling for diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. CONCLUSION. Because of the unique functional information it can provide, MRI with spin labeling appears to be a useful adjunctive technique that can be added to routine anatomic imaging of the pancreas ...
Gutbrod Sarah R - - 2014
Defibrillation is one of the most successful and widely recognized applications of electrotherapy. Yet the historical road to its first successful application in a patient and the innovative adaptation to an implantable device is marred with unexpected turns, political and personal setbacks, and public and scientific condemnation at each new ...
Nair T R Gopalakrishnan TR Saudi Aramco Endowed Chair-Technology PMU, Al Khobar, 31952 , KSA - - 2014
Abstract It is sometimes required to shift and/or merge the sampled images for complex perception development in medical and engineering applications. In most cases, for such requirements images are merged at the intensity level. This paper presents a study which shows that intensity level merge is not sufficient enough to ...
Weiler Hartmut H Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI, USA; Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The inflammation-induced activation of the protein C pathway provides negative feedback inhibition of coagulation and exerts coagulation-independent anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective effects. The balance between these activities of aPC modulates the outcome of diverse inflammatory diseases such as encephalitis, diabetes, and sepsis; and is affected by naturally occurring aPC-resistance of coagulation ...
Evans Ginger G Department of Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, 1660 South Columbia Way, S-123-PCC, Seattle, WA 98108, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chronic neck pain is a common and often disabling problem. It can describe pain in the neck region alone or include related disorders of radiculopathy or myelopathy. This review of the literature is aimed at the practicing primary care provider, who is diagnosing and managing nontraumatic neck pain in the ...
Brous Edie E Edie Brous is a nurse and attorney in New York City and the coordinator of Legal Clinic: ediebrous@aol.com. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or - - 2014
Did the nurse's improper delegation of a task lead to the patient's death?
Leipsic Jonathon J 1 Department of Radiology, St Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. Fractional flow reserve (FFR) computed from standard coronary CT scans (FFRCT) is a novel noninvasive method for determining the functional significance of coronary artery lesions. Compared with CT alone, FFRCT significantly improves diagnostic accuracy and discrimination for patients with and without hemodynamically significant coronary artery stenoses. To date, the ...
Lupu Florea F Cardiovascular Biology, Research Programs, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sepsis is a potent activator of the hemostatic and complement systems. While local activation of these proteolytic cascades contributes to the host defense, their uncontrolled systemic activation has major tissue damaging effects that lead to multiple organ failure and death. We have extensively studied the activation of complement and coagulation ...
Rosenkrantz Andrew B AB 1 Both authors: Department of Radiology, Center for Biomedical Imaging, 660 First Ave, 3rd Fl, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to evaluate factors associated with the likelihood that abdominopelvic MRI examinations performed for characterization of lesions identified on other imaging modalities will provide information that adds value to patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS. One thousand one hundred thirty-two lesions in 863 patients undergoing ...
Juan Yu-Hsiang YH 1 Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, L1, ASB-1, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to enlighten radiologists with the clinical presentation, multimodality imaging features, local recurrence, distant spread, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of skin and subcutaneous malignancies. CONCLUSION. Cutaneous and subcutaneous malignancies represent the most common type of cancer and frequently present with overlapping imaging appearances. CT, ...
Alvarado-Velez Melissa - - 2014
Stem cells are a promising source for cell replacement therapy for several degenerative conditions. However, a number of limitations such as low cell survival, uncontrolled and/or low differentiation, induction of host immune response, and the risk of teratoma formation remain as challenges. In this review, we explore the utility of ...
Durfee William K WK Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota , Minneapolis, MN , USA - - 2014
Abstract ICU patients typically are given large amounts of fluid and often develop oedema. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the oedema would change inter-electrode resistance and, thus, require a different approach to using non-invasive electrical stimulation of nerves to assess muscle force. Inter-electrode tissue resistance in ...
Pfeiler Susanne S Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, - - 2014
Microvascular thrombosis indicates a pathological occlusion of microvessels by fibrin- and/or platelet-rich thrombi. It is observed during systemic infections, cancer, myocardial infarction, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and in thrombotic microangiopathies. Microvessel thrombosis can cause greatly differing symptoms that range from limited changes in plasma coagulation markers to severe multi-organ failure. Because ...
Romer Daniel D Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2014
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading source of morbidity and mortality in adolescents in the United States and the developed world. Inadequate allocation of attention to the driving task and to driving hazards are important sources of adolescent crashes. We review major explanations for these attention failures with particular focus ...
Yoon Min A MA 1 All authors: Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 101, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, South - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence of thickening and signal alteration of the distal semimembranosus (SM) tendon on knee MRI and analyze the patient factors associated with abnormal MR findings of the distal SM tendon. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Knee MRI scans of 116 subjects (58 ...
Laschinger Heather K Spence HK Author Affiliations: Distinguished University Professor and Arthur Labatt Family Nursing Research Chair in Health Human Resources Optimization, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of subtle forms of workplace mistreatment (bullying and incivility) on Canadian nurses' perceptions of patient safety risk and, ultimately, nurse-assessed quality and prevalence of adverse events. Workplace mistreatment is known to have detrimental effects on job performance and in nursing ...
Defilippis Ersilia M EM 1 Both authors: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 425 E 61st St, 9th Fl, New York, NY - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. Accessory breast tissue, residual breast tissue persisting from embryologic development, is found in up to 6% of the population, most commonly in the axilla along the "milk line." CONCLUSION. Radiologists should be able to recognize the imaging appearance of this normal variant on multiple modalities, while at the same ...
Golob Anna L AL Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356420, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195-6420, USA; VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, General Medicine Service, S-123-PCC, 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Low back pain is one of the most frequent complaints for which patients are seen in primary care. Low back pain has a substantial economic impact, estimated at $100 billion per year including direct and indirect costs. The evaluation of low back pain involves a thorough history and physical examination. ...
Trout Andrew T AT 1 Department of Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to characterize the normal pediatric appendix and the variables that affect its diameter. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Imaging and medical records, including CT studies, from 420 unique patients with normal appendixes were reviewed by two pediatric radiologists. Appendiceal diameter was measured on the axial ...
Wang Hongjun - - 2014
Semi-supervised clustering aims to incorporate the known prior knowledge into the clustering algorithm. Pairwise constraints and constraint projections are two popular techniques in semi-supervised clustering. However, both of them only consider the given constraints and do not consider the neighbors around the data points constrained by the constraints. This paper ...
Hoffman Maureane M Duke University Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Centers Durham, NC, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Initiation of clotting cascade by tissue factor (TF): Factor VII (FVII) complex is essential for hemostasis however pathologic expression of TF leads to thrombosis. In contrast, the contact pathway factor XII, and to the smaller extent FXI are dispensable for normal hemostasis but still contribute to pathologic thrombosis. New data ...
Sag Alan A AA 1 Department of Radiology, Interventional Radiology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. After (90)Y-microsphere radioembolization for unresectable hepatic neoplasms, the nearby gallbladder is susceptible to radiation-induced cholecystitis, an uncommon complication. The purpose of this study was to characterize the imaging findings after (90)Y radioembolization of the gallbladder and to assess the incidence of clinically significant radiation-induced cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Medical ...
Oliveira Rafael S RS Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, - - 2014
Background Tropical montane cloud forests (TMCFs) are characterized by a unique set of biological and hydroclimatic features, including frequent and/or persistent fog, cool temperatures, and high biodiversity and endemism. These forests are one of the most vulnerable ecosystems to climate change given their small geographic range, high endemism and dependence ...
Seo Jin Keun - - 2014
The tomographic imaging of tissue's electrical properties (e.g., conductivity and permittivity) has been greatly improved by recent developments in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques, which include MR electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) and electrical property tomography. When the biological material is subjected to an external electric field, local changes in its ...
Varner Derrick F DF Derrick F. Varner is a graduate clinical director of the Interservice PA Program at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Brian K. Foutch is a curriculum director and an assistant professor at the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Tex. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or - - 2014
This study investigated the prevalence of depression and burnout symptoms among family medicine providers on active duty in the US Air Force. Results demonstrated that 84% of those surveyed scored positive for degrees of depression symptoms; only sex differences were significant.
Sugita Reiji R 1 Department of Radiology, Sendai City Medical Center, 5-22-1, Tsurugaya, Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 983-0824, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to prospectively assess whether direct visualization of pancreatic juice flow using an unenhanced MRI technique with spin labeling can aid in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Ten healthy volunteers and 50 patients who were categorized as having no chronic pancreatitis ...
Henriquez Craig S - - 2014
The last four decades have produced a number of significant advances in the developments of computer models to simulate and investigate the electrical activity of cardiac tissue. The tissue descriptions that underlie these simulations have been built from a combination of clever insight and careful comparison with measured data at ...
Amini Nasrin N Biomedical Engineering Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University , Tehran , Iran - - 2014
Abstract Image fusion means to integrate information from one image to another image. Medical images according to the nature of the images are divided into structural (such as CT and MRI) and functional (such as SPECT, PET). This article fused MRI and PET images and the purpose is adding structural ...
Bergmeier Wolfgang W Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; McAllister Heart Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Platelets play an important role in many physiological and pathological situations. However, the molecular mechanisms by which platelets contribute to health and disease are often ill-defined. One of the limiting factors to these studies is a fast but reliable method to generate animals with platelet-specific signaling defects. We here review ...
Manos Daria D Department of Diagnostic Radiology, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite the positive outcome of the recent randomized trial of computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer, substantial implementation challenges remain, including the clear reporting of relative risk and suggested workup of screen-detected nodules. Based on current literature, we propose a 6-level Lung-Reporting and Data System (LU-RADS) that classifies screening ...
Torigoe Teruyuki T 1 All authors: Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, Okayama 701-0192, - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study is to evaluate age-related changes in the secretory flow of pancreatic juice in the main pancreatic duct noninvasively by means of nonpharmacologic cine-dynamic MRCP using spatially selective inversion recovery (IR) pulse. MATERIALS AND METHODS. Fifty-three subjects without a history of pancreatic disease were included. ...
Phillips Jordana J 1 All authors: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA - - 2014
OBJECTIVE. Limited information exists regarding breast health in the transgender population. In this article, we review transgender terminology, barriers faced by transgender patients, current breast care screening recommendations, and normal and abnormal imaging findings in this population. CONCLUSION. Health disparities in the transgender population continue. Educating physicians on the breast ...
Gao Shangkai - - 2014
Over the past several decades, electroencephalogram (EEG)-based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have attracted attention from researchers in the field of neuroscience, neural engineering, and clinical rehabilitation. While the performance of BCI systems has improved, they do not yet support widespread usage. Recently, visual and auditory BCI systems have become popular because ...
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