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Yu Hai-Ying HY State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease and Department of Infectious Disease, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, 310003, Hangzhou, China, - - 2013
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is common infectious disease. Early diagnosis and timely treatment are critical for the cure of the disease. Thwaites standard is widely accepted but not the golden standard. Here, we analyzed 42 cases of TBM patients in local hospital and combined with literature review to provide more information ...
Bergvall Tomas T Uppsala Monitoring Centre, WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, Sweden, - - 2013
Individual case safety reports of suspected harm from medicines are fundamental to post-marketing surveillance. Their value is directly proportional to the amount of clinically relevant information they include. To improve the quality of the data, communication between stakeholders is essential and can be facilitated by a simple score and visualisation ...
McDougall Rosalind R School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2013
There has recently been interest in applying the techniques of systematic review to bioethics literature. In this paper, I identify the three models of systematic review proposed to date in bioethics: systematic reviews of empirical bioethics research, systematic reviews of normative bioethics literature, and systematic reviews of reasons. I argue ...
Hyppönen Hannele H Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Department of Information, PB 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address: - - 2013
This paper (1) presents the protocol of an on-going systematic literature review on the methods of structuring electronic health record (EHR) data and studying the impacts of implemented structures, thus laying basis for the analysis of the empirical articles (2) describes previous reviews published on the subject and retrieved during ...
Szabó András - - 2013
The authors have trawled the literature on self-inflicted Caesarean section, assessing circumstances and probable motivation; 19/22 cases had sufficient information. In seven cases, the apparent intention was to kill the child. In four, the action resulted from some form of mental illness. In eight, the woman, in the agony of ...
Gagnier Joel J - - 2013
ABSTRACT Background: A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design. Primary Objective: Develop, disseminate, ...
Laframboise Michelle A MA Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, Canada ; Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports - - 2013
To illustrate the varying presentations of the female athlete triad and to inform the practitioner of the potential sequelae of this common condition. Four patients presented with a variety of signs and symptoms of the female athlete triad including low caloric intake, osteoporosis, amenorrhea and/or endothelial dysfunction. A conservative treatment ...
Saada F - - 2013
Supratentorial stroke presenting as contralateral hemiparesis is predominantly related to contralateral projection of the corticospinal tract. While most corticospinal fibers decussate at the level of the medulla, some tracts continue descending as ipsilateral ventral corticospinal fibers. In this systematic review of the literature and 2 case reports specifically seen in ...
Al-Qudah A - - 2013
Subcutaneous emphysema is rarely encountered in endodontic practice and consequently there is a dearth of information in the dental literature about this complication. The following report presents an interesting case of periorbital emphysema encountered during endodontic therapy. Attention is drawn to the presentation and management of this mostly preventable complication.
Gagnier Joel J - - 2013
A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design. Develop, disseminate, and implement systematic reporting ...
Alcantara Joel J International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, 327 N Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063, USA; Life Chiropractic College West, 25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Constipation compromises the health-related quality of life of children. Chiropractic is a popular alternative therapy for children with constipation. We performed this integrative review of the literature to inform clinical practice. Our integrative review of the literature began with an examination of the databases Pubmed [1966-2013], MANTIS [1964-2013] and Index ...
Boeker Martin - - 2013
Recent research indicates a high recall in Google Scholar searches for systematic reviews. These reports raised high expectations of Google Scholar as a unified and easy to use search interface. However, studies on the coverage of Google Scholar rarely used the search interface in a realistic approach but instead merely ...
Erbas-Cakmak Sundus - - 2013
Logical progress: Independent molecular logic gates have been designed and characterized. Then, the individual molecular logic gates were coerced to work together within a micelle. Information relay between the two logic gates was achieved through the intermediacy of singlet oxygen. Working together, these concatenated logic gates result in a self-reporting ...
Royle Pamela - - 2013
Systematic reviews are important for informing clinical practice and health policy. The aim of this study was to examine the bibliometrics of systematic reviews and to determine the amount of variance in citations predicted by the journal impact factor (JIF) alone and combined with several other characteristics. We conducted a ...
Gagnier Joel J - - 2013
A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design. Develop, disseminate, and implement systematic reporting ...
Ferlisi Monica - - 2013
There is a remarkable dearth of information about the various therapies used, often widely so, to control refractory or super-refractory status epilepticus despite its high mortality and morbidity. As pointed out by recent literature reviews, there are no controlled studies, and information is based almost entirely on open, often small ...
Gagnier Joel J - - 2013
A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design. Our primary objective was to develop, ...
Keremidis Haralampos - - 2013
This article presents a historical perspective on agroterrorism cases from 1945 until 2012. The threat groups and perpetrators associated with bio- and agroterrorism are clustered into several groups: apocalyptic sects, lone wolves, political groups, and religious groups. We used open-source information, and 4 biological agroterrorism cases are described: (1) in ...
Gagnier Joel J JJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Michigan, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United - - 2013
A case report is a narrative that describes, for medical, scientific, or educational purposes, a medical problem experienced by one or more patients. Case reports written without guidance from reporting standards are insufficiently rigorous to guide clinical practice or to inform clinical study design. Develop, disseminate, and implement systematic reporting ...
Mukhopadhyay Sanjay - - 2013
The cause of pulmonary necrotizing granulomas is often unclear, even after histologic examination. Our aim was to determine the clinical significance of histologically unexplained necrotizing granulomas. Pulmonary necrotizing granulomas surgically resected at the Mayo Clinic (1994-2004) were retrieved and reviewed retrospectively. Cases in which a cause was evident at the ...
Guo Feifei F Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P.R. - - 2013
Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) of the uterine cervix, otherwise known as adenoma malignum, is a rare variant of cervical adenocarcinoma, which represents a diagnostic challenge in the field of gynecologic oncology, due to its benign-resembling histological characteristics. To achieve a better understanding of this disease, we present two cases of ...
Davari Ar A Dept. of Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, - - 2013
The objective of this review is to inform practitioners about dentin hypersensitivity (DH); to provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, etiology and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity and to discuss technical approaches to relieve sensitivity. This clinical information is described in the context of the underlying biology. The author ...
Sharp Nicole E - - 2013
Although minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been utilized in selective trauma patients, there a relative paucity of literature on its role in both blunt and penetrating trauma in the pediatric population. Our purpose is to review the current literature on the role of MIS in abdominal and thoracic pediatric trauma. ...
Kerns Sarah L - - 2013
Despite publication of numerous radiogenomics studies to date, positive single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associations have rarely been reproduced in independent validation studies. A major reason for these inconsistencies is a high number of false positive findings because no adjustments were made for multiple comparisons. It is also possible that some ...
Wang Chao-Jun - - 2013
Mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the kidney (MESTK) is the term given to a class of uncommon biphasic tumors of the kidney, with few reported cases. We describe eight cases of MESTK with detailed clinicopathological data and follow-up information. With this report, we hope to increase clinical awareness that ...
Burford Belinda - - 2013
Assessment of applicability is an essential part of the systematic review process. In the context of systematic reviews of the effects of interventions, applicability is an assessment of whether the findings of a review can be applied in a particular context or population. For more complex interventions, assessing applicability can ...
Herlich Andrew - - 2013
The objective of this review is to assist the readers, anesthesiologists, intensivists, and emergency physicians in making a more accurate diagnosis of perioperative fever or hyperthermia and subsequently choose the proper course of treatment. To identify the many sources of perioperative fever and after a more accurate differential diagnosis, select ...
Büscher T P - - 2013
It is estimated that between 2% and 5% of the population experience symptoms of compulsive hoarding. Recent investigation into hoarding has shown that it is a problem in its own right and is therefore being added to a diagnostic manual of mental disorders. This integrative literature review examines the impact ...
Wolfskill Sandra J - - 2013
Peer group comparisons can help revenue cycle leaders: Review their performance through an external lens. Set targets and motivate their teams. Provide informed answers to questions from the C-suite.
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Presents the summary reports of American Psychological Association journal operations (compiled from the 2012 annual reports of the Council of Editors and from Central Office records) and Division journal operations (compiled from the 2012 annual reports of the Division journal editors). The information provided includes number of manuscripts, printed pages, ...
Pons J L - - 2013
In this article the principles of human locomotion are revisited and reviewed. This has been done in the framework of two European projects, where the elicitation of these mechanisms inform, on the one hand, the design of artificial bipedal walkers (H2R), and on the other hand the design of lower ...
Fox Matthew A MA Department of Clinical Teleradiology, Teleradiology Solutions, Bangalore, - - 2013
Voice recognition (VR) technology needs improvement, but is as integral to the current practice of radiology as Radiology Information Systems and Picture Archival and Communication Systems. In the 1990s, the radiology community gave VR technology a rather lukewarm reception, but since then it has emerged as the predominant method of ...
Salbach Nancy M - - 2013
To provide an overview of the research literature on distance and speed requirements for adults to walk outside the home. We conducted a systematic review and searched PubMed, MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, PEDro, and The Cochrane Library from 1948 to May 2012, and other sources. Search terms included communities, ...
Bosmia Anand N - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to discuss the use of the human calvaria and skull as alms bowls and drinking vessels by a sect of Hindu ascetics in present-day India known as the Aghoris. The authors attempt to explain the rationale behind the Aghoris' use of the human calvaria ...
Shah Shreyansh - - 2013
Malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (mMCAI) is a life-threatening condition in pediatric patients. Despite strong evidence showing decreased morbidity and mortality in adult mMCAI patients with decompressive hemicraniectomy (DCH), there is a paucity of data on the use of DCH in children with similar condition. Here we report experience from ...
Liesegang Thomas J - - 2013
PURPOSE: To provide a current overview of the movement for open access to the peer review literature. DESIGN: Perspective. METHODS: Literature review of recent advances in the open access movement with a personal viewpoint of the nuances of the movement. RESULTS: The open access movement is complex, with many different ...
Gianola Silvia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews (SRs) have become increasingly important for informing clinical practice; however little is known about the reporting characteristics and the quality of the SRs relevant to practice of rehabilitation health professionals. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reporting quality of a representative sample of published SRs on rehabilitation. We focused ...
Lee Jung - - 2013
Abstract This study explores the factors that make online customers select which reviews to read among the various ones on the Web. While most of literature on online consumer reviews has conveniently assumed that more helpful reviews would be read by more customers, no empirical study has tested whether the ...
Thomas David Terence - - 2013
Horner's Syndrome (HS), caused by the interruption of the oculosympathetic pathway, is a rare yet morbid complication of tube thoracostomy. However, literature regarding HS secondary to tube thoracostomy is limited to case reports, with little comprehensive information available. We report two cases and review all cases from the published literature ...
Lin Tzu-Hung - - 2013
To present a rare case of fetal nonfamilial proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD) diagnosed as early as 21 weeks' gestation. A 32-year-old woman was referred to our hospital at 21 weeks' gestation. An ultrasound examination revealed isolated unilateral short femur (right femur = 27.3 mm and left femur = 37.9 mm). The measurements of all the ...
Treadwell Joseph R - - 2013
First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis can be accomplished using many forms of fixation. Distinguishing the best fixation construct requires evaluation of many variables. A review of the literature provides a starting point for what needs to be assessed and what questions need to be asked. In vivo and in vitro studies attempt to ...
Tahiri Youssef - - 2013
Many modalities exist for diagnosing and treating lipofibromatous hamartoma (LFH), with no clear consensus. This is the first comprehensive study to review the existing literature on LFH of the median nerve and to suggest a systematic approach to its diagnosis and treatment. An electronic and manual search was conducted on ...
Anand Geetha - - 2013
Isolated paediatric neurosarcoidosis (IPN) is exceptionally rare and only seven cases have been reported so far in the literature. We report the clinical and radiological profile of a 7 year-old boy with epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) who was initially thought to have Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), but was subsequently found ...
Needleman Ian - - 2013
BACKGROUND: and overview. This article describes the different types of reviews of research that are available in the literature: systematic reviews and traditional reviews. Systematic reviews have become the reference standard for evidence to inform clinical practice. In this article, the authors set out guidance on appraising the quality and ...
Wallace Byron C - - 2013
Systematic reviews are being increasingly used to inform all levels of healthcare, from bedside decisions to policy-making. Since they are designed to minimize bias and subjectivity, they are a preferred option to assess the comparative effectiveness and safety of healthcare interventions. However, producing systematic reviews and keeping them up-to-date is ...
Grapsa Dimitra - - 2013
Since the success of the Bethesda nomenclature system in standardizing Pap smear results, there has been growing interest in adopting Bethesda-like standardized categorical formats in areas of nongynecologic cytopathology. Standardized categorical reporting may have several advantages over descriptive reporting, in enhancing cytopathologist-clinician communication and inter-institutional exchange of information, providing better ...
Nolan M - - 2013
Study design:Systematic, thematic, narrative review of qualitative literature.Objectives:To systematically review qualitative research that explores the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI) on the gendered experience of men with SCI.Methods:A systematic search of databases and hand search of relevant journals to provide a thematic narrative review of articles, providing sufficient depth ...
Sano Kazufumi - - 2013
Abstract A 40-year-old woman presented with a six-month history of synovial chondromatosis of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the right ring finger, which was resected through both dorsal and volar incisions. To our knowledge there have been only 17 reported cases of articular synovial chondromatosis of the digital joint so far. ...
Al Khalifa Khalid - - 2013
The assessment, maintenance of competence, and recertification for surgeons have recently received increased attention from many health organizations. Assessment of physicians' competencies with multisource feedback (MSF) has become widespread in recent years. The aim of the present study was to investigate further the use of MSF for assessing surgical practice ...
Malik Ovais H - - 2013
This paper discusses the invisible orthodontic treatment modalities of Invisalign aligners, lingual appliances and aesthetic brackets. The first part of this three-part series will discuss Invisalign aligner treatment. The second part will discuss lingual appliance treatment and the third part will focus on aesthetic brackets. The benefits and drawbacks of ...
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