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Arif Zeba Z Pakistan Nurses Association UK - - 2014
Every year during Ramadan, I review the savings I have managed to accrue over the past year and then I can calculate the amount of Zakat I owe.
Feldman Steven R SR Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, - - 2014
Costs associated with psoriasis present a considerable economic burden. A previously published review was lacking comprehensive data on biologics. Therefore, a systematic literature review was performed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the economic burden of psoriasis throughout the world. Studies published in the English language between January 2001 and ...
Mistry Hema H 1 Warwick Evidence, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick , Coventry, United Kingdom - - 2014
Abstract Background: Over the last 10 years several systematic reviews have been published on the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine studies. Most reviews have concluded that there is not much difference in the cost-effectiveness when delivering health services via telemedicine or by conventional means. We are not aware of any systematic review ...
Mayman David D Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Computer navigation for knee replacement surgery has been available for over a decade but has not gained popularity despite improved accuracy. The literature has shown higher failure rates for knee replacements with tibial malalignment. This article reviews some of this literature and demonstrates a novel handheld, simple-to-use, disposable navigation system ...
Elbert Niels J NJ Department of (Pediatric) Dermatology, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, - - 2014
eHealth potentially enhances quality of care and may reduce health care costs. However, a review of systematic reviews published in 2010 concluded that high-quality evidence on the benefits of eHealth interventions was still lacking. We conducted a systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the effectiveness/cost-effectiveness of eHealth interventions ...
Thomas Roger E RE Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N - - 2014
Case management was initiated in the 1970s to reduce care discontinuity. A literature review focused on end-of-life (EOL) case management identified 17 research articles, with content analysis revealing two themes: (a) seeking to determine or establish the value of EOL case management and (b) identifying ways to improve EOL case ...
Sanyal C C Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC. ; Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, McGill University, Montreal, - - 2013
Prostate cancer (pca) is the most common non-skin cancer among men in Canada and other Western countries. Increased prevalence and higher cost of newer treatments have led to a significant rise in the economic burden of pca. The objectives of the present study were to systematically review the literature on ...
Low Alexander F H AF Director, Strategy and Development, Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy, Weill Cornell Medical College, 425 E 61st St, Ste 301, New York, NY 10065. Email: - - 2013
Background: Health information technology (HIT) is widely viewed as an important lever with which to improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system. However, there has long been debate about its financial effects. Objectives: To characterize the existing data on the financial effects of HIT and to consider the ...
Catunda Ivson Souza - - 2013
An ameloblastoma is a polymorphic, benign, locally invasive tumor made up of odontogenic epithelium, clinically characterized by slow, progressive, painless growth. There are reports in the literature on the treatment of ameloblastomas with aggressive mural invasion through resections, in order to minimize recurrence. However, different approaches may be used at ...
Golden Spring - - 2013
Hand dermatitis affects a significant portion of the population and can be caused by a variety of endogenous factors (ie, atopy) as well as occupational and environmental exposures. It is often a chronic problem with high costs to individuals, employers, and society. This review discusses subtypes of hand dermatitis based ...
Cook Carly N - - 2013
Systematic reviews comprehensively summarize evidence about the effectiveness of conservation interventions. We investigated the contribution to management decisions made by this growing body of literature. We identified 43 systematic reviews of conservation evidence, 23 of which drew some concrete conclusions relevant to management. Most reviews addressed conservation interventions relevant to ...
de Vet Renée - - 2013
We reviewed the literature on standard case management (SCM), intensive case management (ICM), assertive community treatment (ACT), and critical time intervention (CTI) for homeless adults. We searched databases for peer-reviewed English articles published from 1985 to 2011 and found 21 randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental studies comparing case management to ...
Idowu Michael O - - 2013
Ambiguous terminologies introduce uncertainty into pathology reports and may be misinterpreted by clinicians. Although absolute diagnostic certainty in all cases is not attainable, nevertheless, unbridled use of equivocal or ambiguous terminologies may lead to additional, sometimes unnecessary, tests and/or procedures directly or indirectly leading to increase in health care costs, ...
Wong Ruth - - 2013
Objectives: No guidelines exist in the approach that Evidence Review Groups (ERGs) should take to appraise search methodologies in the manufacturer's submission (MS) in Single Technology Appraisals (STA). As a result, ERGs are left to appraise searches using their own approach. This study investigates the limitations of manufacturers' search methodologies ...
Namangala Boniface B Department of Paraclinical Studies, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. - - 2013
Abstract. Canine African trypanosomosis (CAT) is rarely reported in the literature. In this preliminary study, we evaluated the performance of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) against microscopy to detect CAT in six exotic dog breeds naturally infected with trypanosomes from Zambia's South Luangwa National Park and Chiawa Game Management Area. To ...
Broadhead A T - - 2013
Captured streams and springs may be flowing in combined sewers, increasing clean baseflow in pipes and wastewater treatment works (WwTWs), reducing pipe capacity and increasing treatment costs. The UK water industry is aware of this in principle, but there has been no explicit discussion of this in the published literature, ...
Anonychuk Andrea - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious disease with a rapid onset, high mortality rate, and risk of long-term complications. Numerous reports in the literature conclude that IMD outbreaks are associated with substantial costs to society and significant burden on communities due to the cost associated with the prevention ...
Hastings Justine S - - 2013
In this article we review the literature on financial literacy, financial education, and consumer financial outcomes. We consider how financial literacy is measured in the current literature, and examine how well the existing literature addresses whether financial education improves financial literacy or personal financial outcomes. We discuss the extent to ...
Vital Edward M - - 2013
Introduction: Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody targeting CD20, used to treat B cell malignancies and B cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Rituximab has the largest market of any monoclonal antibody therapeutic. Its patent will expire within the next few years and several manufacturers have already produced or are developing rituximab biosimilars that ...
Eskander Ramez N - - 2013
In gynecologic oncology, surgical and adjuvant therapy rely heavily on correct pathologic diagnosis. Thus, in-house review of outside pathologic slides and specimens has become routine within large tertiary referral centers. We sought to determine the impact of outside pathologic slide review on gynecologic oncology patient care and treatment. Gynecologic oncology ...
Laurans Yann - - 2013
Ecosystem Services economic Valuation (ESV) is often seen as a tool that can potentially enhance our collective choices regarding ecosystem services as it factors in the costs and benefits of their degradation. Yet, to achieve this, the social processes leading to decisions need to use ESV effectively. This makes it ...
Kokorowski Paul J PJ Division of Pediatric Urology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA. - - 2013
To describe and evaluate economic analyses or economic evaluations in pediatric urologic literature, including study types such as cost-effectiveness analysis, which are increasingly common in the medical literature. We performed a systematic literature review of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases (1990-2011) to identify economic analyses of pediatric urologic topics. ...
Bouvy J C - - 2013
We analyzed the cost-effectiveness of all Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs) submitted for biologicals in Europe from 1995 to 2009 by comparing two regulatory scenarios: full regulation (PSUR reporting) and limited regulation (no PSUR reporting, but all other parts of the pharmacovigilance framework remain in place). During this period, PSUR ...
Harden R Norman - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This is the fourth edition of diagnostic and treatment guidelines for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS; aka reflex sympathetic dystrophy). METHODS: Expert practitioners in each discipline traditionally utilized in the treatment of CRPS systematically reviewed the available and relevant literature; due to the paucity of levels 1 and 2 ...
Yelvington Miranda - - 2013
PURPOSE: Scar formation is one of the most functionally and cosmetically debilitating results of thermal injuries. Burn team members continuously search for new, cost effective, ways to prevent and treat hypertrophic scar formation. This study is a retrospective review of one facility's use of neoprene based products as an adjunct ...
Hwang Wenke - - 2013
Objectives: To perform a systematic review of the current literature to assess the association between integrated healthcare delivery systems and changes in cost and quality. Methods: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Reviews, Academic Search Premier, and reference lists were used to retrieve peer-reviewed articles reporting outcomes (cost and quality) related to integrated ...
McLean Susannah - - 2013
Telehealthcare involves the use of information and communication technologies to deliver healthcare at a distance and to support patient self-management through remote monitoring and personalised feedback. It is timely to scrutinise the evidence regarding the benefits, risks and costs of telehealthcare. Two reviewers searched for relevant systematic reviews published from ...
Köberlein Juliane J Department of Health Economics und Health Care Management, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, - - 2013
Visual impairment and blindness (VI&B) cause a considerable and increasing economic burden in all high-income countries due to population ageing. Thus, we conducted a review of the literature to better understand all relevant costs associated with VI&B and to develop a multiperspective overview. Systematic review: Two independent reviewers searched the ...
Jonnalagadda Siddhartha S Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA. - - 2013
High cost for systematic review of biomedical literature has generated interest in decreasing overall workload. This can be done by applying natural language processing techniques to 'automate' the classification of publications that are potentially relevant for a given question. Existing solutions need training using a specific supervised machine-learning algorithm and ...
Campagne Daniel M DM Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment, Faculty of Psychology, UNED University, Juan del Rosal, Madrid, - - 2013
Male factor infertility or subfertility is responsible for up to 50% of infertility cases. A considerable body of recent studies indicates that lifestyle as well as environmental and psychological factors can negatively affect male fertility, more than previously thought. These negative effects have been shown in many cases to be ...
Bardach Ariel - - 2012
: Varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox and herpes zoster. More than 90% of varicella cases occur in childhood. The aim of this study was to gather all relevant information on epidemiology and resource use in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2000. : Epidemiologic studies published since 2000 with at least ...
Yu Alice - - 2012
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is currently the standard of care to remove large renal calculi. Traditionally, a large-bore nephrostomy tube is placed postoperatively. However, the necessity of this practice has been recently challenged. Theoretically, bilateral tubeless PCNL offers advantages of lower postoperative discomfort, shorter hospital stay and thus lower cost. We ...
Alonso Gómez Jaime - - 2012
Uterine leiomyosarcoma is an aggressive malignant tumor that often leads to metastatic dissemination, generally in the lungs, liver, brain, and bones. Despite the fact that pancreatic neoplasms spread easily, the pancreas is not a usual target organ from other neoplasms. We present a rare case of metastasis to the pancreas ...
Potsi M - - 2012
Primary osseous leiomyosarcoma of the spine is an extremely rare entity with only 13 previous cases having been reported in the literature. We present the case of a 57-year-old woman with a tumor of the eleventh thoracic vertebra, causing compression of the spinal cord. Histopathology and immunohistochemical results of the ...
Jackson Duncan E - - 2012
This innovative analysis aims to quantify the use of evaluation criteria in telemedicine and to identify current trends in metric adoption. The focus is to determine the frequency of actual performance metric reporting in telemedicine evaluation, in contrast to systematic reviews where assessment of study quality is the goal. Automated ...
De Bellis A A Flinders University, - - 2013
Dementia is a priority area for all countries as populations age and dementia prevalence increases. The use of physical restraint is a possible clinical practice for persons with dementia across settings when behaviours indicate a perceived need. Indeed, this may be the first choice in practice, occurring in part because ...
Sarode Sachin C - - 2011
In WHO classification of odontogenic tumors (2005), juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF) is divided into juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma (JPOF) and juvenile trabecular ossifying fibroma (JTOF). JPOF has been distinguished because of its location, clinical behavior, and age of occurrence. It is generally seen in younger age group and the most ...
Jain Ayushi - - 2011
Isolated spinal involvement of juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is extremely rare. There are only seven prior published cases of spinal JXG, of which only one has been reported in an adult. We report here the eighth case of spinal JXG and the second in an adult. The patient, a 22-year-old female, ...
Breheret R - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Juvenile ossifying fibroma is a rare, benign fibro-osseous tumour. In the light of a clinical case, the authors review the diagnosis, treatment and histological classification of these tumours. CASE REPORT: A seven-year-old child presented with a naso-orbito-ethmoidal trabecular juvenile ossifying fibroma. Complete surgical resection via a transfacial approach was ...
Ta Joseph Q - - 2011
Malignancies metastatic to the larynx are rare, accounting for fewer than 1% of all laryngeal cancers with metastatic sources; the most common of these metastases are cutaneous melanomas and renal cell carcinomas. Only 13 cases of colon cancer and 2 cases of rectal adenocarcinoma metastatic to the larynx have been ...
Lin Chun-Yu - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Bacterial contamination of platelet (PLT) products is one of the most serious complications of transfusion. Culturing PLT components may detect the presence of bacteria, thus reducing the risk of a septic result after transfusion. Streptococcus bovis has previously been reported as a contaminating microorganism in PLT products. Here we ...
Alonso Gómez Jaime - - 2011
Leiomyoma of the rectum and anal canal is an unusual benign mesenchymal neoplasm that originates from smooth muscle cells. We describe the clinical presentation, MRI findings, and surgical treatment of a rare case of perianal leiomyoma confirmed by immunohistochemistry. We also report a review of the world's literature on the ...
Mohyuddin H - - 2011
Objective:To report an extremely rare case of gastroesophageal carcinoma presenting initially with salivary gland metastasis.Method:Case report and English language literature review concerning metastasis of adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, with emphasis on clinical presentation.Results:A 66-year-old man presented to the ENT rapid-access clinic with a right-sided neck swelling located in the ...
Bozio G - - 2011
The goal of this review is to evaluate, through a review of the surgical literature, the role of esophagectomy in the management of Barrett's esophagus as it evolves histologically from intestinal metaplasia through increasing grades of dysplasia to adenocarcinoma. We precisely define the indications and therapeutic modalities of esophagectomy for ...
Kondi-Pafiti A - - 2011
Clear cell cervical adenocarcinoma (CCA) is a rather rare malignancy of the genital tract. We report six cases of CCA, diagnosed in our laboratory during a 15-year period: five patients with sporadic primary CCA and one young patient with CCA and a history of in utero exposure to DES. The ...
Monson Bryan K - - 2011
Metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma in the orbit is extremely rare. We review the literature and report a case of metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma of the orbit in a 37-year-old male with primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Muscal Eyal - - 2011
Atlantoaxial instability has been described as a manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis (juvenile and adult onset), reactive arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis; however, it has rarely been reported as an early manifestation of these disorders. We present this case report to increase awareness of the condition in the hope ...
Racek Adrianne R - - 2011
Carcinomas of the appendix are exceedingly rare tumors and have an annual age-adjusted incidence of around 0.4 cases per 100,000. Appendiceal adenocarcinoma accounts for < 0.5% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms and, of these, mucinous adenocarcinomas account for the majority. Published accounts of familial instances of primary appendiceal tumors are strikingly ...
Fan Rong R Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Department of Pathology 702 Barnhill Drive, Room 2536 Indianapolis, Indiana, - - 2011
This case report originated from a case of neonatal multisystemic juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG). The patient presented with blue muffin rush, cervical mass, bone destruction, lung nodule, hepatosplenomegaly, and coagulopathy and was successfully treated with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) based chemotherapy treatment. Similar cases in literature were reviewed and it seems ...
Ratanarapee Samrerng - - 2010
The most common disease ofappendix is acute appendicitis. There have been at least 20 case reports of metastasis-induced appendicitis in English literature. The authors reported a 62-year-old Thai man who underwent appendectomy due to classical symptoms and signs of acute appendicitis and was subsequently referred to Siriraj Hospital for proper ...
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