November 6, 2008 - Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. welcomes the "Consensus Statement on the Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast" released by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.. Developed by members of the U.S. echocardiography community, ASEs consensus statement outlines when and how ultrasound contrast agents are to be used appropriately and efficiently to enhance the diagnostic capability of echocardiography.. "We applaud the American Society of Echocardiography for its leadership in addressing the effective use of contrast ultrasound by authoring the Contrast Consensus Statement guidance document for the echocardiography community. This important consensus statement speaks to the clinical relevance of contrast and guides clinicians towards a team-approach to care for effective contrast use," said Don Kiepert, president and CEO, Lantheus Medical Imaging. "The release of this ...
Lopez-Olivo, M. A., Kallen, M. A., Ortiz, Z., Skidmore, B. and Suarez-Almazor, M. E. (2008), Quality appraisal of clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements on the use of biologic agents in rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 59: 1625-1638. doi: 10.1002/art.24207 ...
Validation of non-invasive central blood pressure devices: ARTERY Society task force consensus statement on protocol standardization
Despite numerous guidelines on the management of anaemia in surgical patients, there is no pragmatic guidance for the diagnosis and management of anaemia and iron deficiency in the postoperative period. A number of experienced researchers and clinicians took part in a two-day expert workshop and developed the following consensus statement. After presentation of our own research data and local policies and procedures, appropriate relevant literature was reviewed and discussed. We developed a series of best-practice and evidence-based statements to advise on patient care with respect to anaemia and iron deficiency in the postoperative period. These statements include: a diagnostic approach to iron deficiency and anaemia in surgical patients; identification of patients appropriate for treatment; and advice on practical management and follow-up that is easy to implement. Available data allow the fulfilment of the requirements of Pillar 1 of Patient Blood Management. We urge national and ...
The two- and one-half-day conference brought together experts in the field of relevant medical research and health care as well as representatives from the public. After listening to presentations and audience discussion at the conference, the panel, chaired by David J. Kupfer, M.D., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pa., developed the statement.. The consensus statement can be found on the NIH Web site at http://odp.od.nih.gov/consensus/. The document can also be obtained from the NIH Consensus Program Information Center, P.O. Box 2577, Kensington, MD 20891; telephone: 888-644-2667.. ADHD is noted in the report to be the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in childhood and represents a major public health problem. It is estimated that it affects 3 to 5 percent of all school-age children.. The report emphasizes that the impact of ADHD on the individuals with this disorder, their families and society is great. Children with ADHD cannot sit still and pay ...
This is a page with useful consensus documents and standards for people interested in clinical flow cytometry. The standards are listed in alphabetical order . If we are missing something, please feel free to contribute by adding it here. 2006 Bethesda International Consensus Recommendations on Immunophenotypic Analysis of Hematolymphoid Neoplasia by Flow Cytometry. Cytometry Part B, 2007. 2006 Bethesda International Consensus Recommendations on the Immunophenotypic Analysis of Hematolymphoid Neoplasia by Flow Cytometry: Recommendations for Training and Education to Perform Clinical Flow Cytometry, Cytometry Part B 2007 Clinical Flow Cytometric Analysis of Hematolymphoid Cells; Approved Guideline - Second Edition H43-A2 Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) 2007 Enumeration of Immunologically Defined Cell Populations by Flow Cytometry; Approved Guideline-Second Edition H42-A2 Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) 2007. MMWR 2003: Guidelines for Performing ...
A study contrasting the CDC Fukuda case definition with the International Consensus Criteria (ICC) for ME finds the ICC selects for a more physicall
A consensus statement is a comprehensive analysis by a panel of experts (i.e., consensus panel) of a scientific or medical issue related to diabetes. A consensus statement is developed immediately after a consensus conference at which presentations are made on the issue under review. The statement represents the panels collective analysis, evaluation, and opinion based, in part, on the conference proceedings. The need for a consensus statement arises when clinicians or scientists desire guidance on a subject for which there is a relative deficiency of comprehensive evidence that might otherwise allow for a more definitive statement to be made.. Consensus statements are published in American Diabetes Association journals and other scientific/medical journals, as appropriate. Once written by the panel, a consensus statement is not subject to subsequent review or approval and does not represent official association opinion. Listed below are recent consensus statements.. Postprandial Blood Glucose ...
An international consensus document on acellular matrix products in the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers. Currently there is no definitive paper or guideline on the use of acellular matrices in acute and chronic wounds. To.... ...
The National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care (the Consensus Statement) was endorsed by Australian Health Ministers in May 2015.. Clinicians, health service executives and managers, policy-makers, educators and training providers can use the principles and ten essential elements of the Consensus Statement as a guide to improving the safety and quality of end-of-life care.. The consensus statement was developed in partnership with health consumers and carers, experts in the field, representatives from public and private hospitals and health services, professional colleges, state and territory health departments, and other government health agencies. Please contact the Commission if you would like more details on the consultation process.. Preliminary scoping work undertaken prior to developing the consensus statement is summarised in Safety and Quality of End-of-Life Care in Acute Hospitals: A Background Paper. This paper presents a précis of the ...
Though recently bolstered by the results of the PIONEER AF-PCI trial, the evidence base on how to manage antithrombotic therapy in patients with A-fib undergoing PCI remains limited and clinical uncertainty abounds. Now, an updated North American consensus document aims to provide some guidance to clinicians wondering what to do with this hard-to-treat population.. Since the last iteration of the document was published in 2011, new evidence regarding the management of antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies in patients requiring both has emerged in the form of the WOEST and ISAR-TRIPLE trials. PIONEER AF-PCI provides even more information but was released too recently-just 2 weeks ago at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions-to be incorporated into the new consensus document, which was published online November 1, 2016, ahead of print in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions and discussed during a presentation at TCT 2016.. Clinicians have little to go on when deciding how to ...
Most functional test procedures are based on closed skill tasks (eg, single or triple hop, T drill, figure 8 runs), but sport requires open skills in addition to closed skills. Open skills have a reactive element to execute the motor task, usually in addition to decision-making, often in a fatigued state. Therefore, relying on closed skill tasks alone in determining readiness to RTS is not optimal. Gradual and sequential introduction of sport-specific training can be used as functional tests that include an element of protected reactive decision-making (ideally context specific).19-21 Any battery of tests assessing the athletes readiness to RTS should consider both open and closed skills, although in some clinical contexts this may be difficult because of factors including time, space and resources. If this is the case, assessment of closed skills in conjunction with other impairment-based and functional parameters gives the clinician and the athlete a minimum level of information for RTS ...
Lateral ankle sprains (LASs) are the most prevalent musculoskeletal injury in physically active populations. They also have a high prevalence in the general population and pose a substantial healthcare burden. The recurrence rates of LASs are high, leading to a large percentage of patients with LAS …
For the present, TNF blockade should be reserved for patients with RA whose symptoms and signs are resistant to disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) treatment. It is generally agreed that all patients with active disease should be treated with DMARDs, as such treatment ameliorates symptoms and slows progression of structural damage.2 However, long term efficacy of DMARDs is limited and toxicity accumulates.3 Currently, two TNF-blocking agents, etanercept and infliximab, have received regulatory authority approval for the treatment of RA. Both compounds, alone or in combination with methotrexate, have proved to be successful in significantly reducing inflammatory activity and increasing the quality of life.4-8 In addition, infliximab in combination with methotrexate has been shown to arrest radiographic progression over one year in up to 50% of patients,9 while etanercept has been shown to retard radiographic progression significantly in DMARD-naive patients.10 Nevertheless, in early RA, ...
Future progress on understanding and treating infections caused by equine herpesvirus-1 will depend on research into viral pathogenesis
There is no consensus on the pathologic conditions or severity implied by the term "hippocampal sclerosis" (HS). In this study, a panel of experienced neuropathologists evaluated inter-rater agreement for pathologic diagnoses in the hippocampus and proposes consensus recommendations on the use of the term "HS." In a group of 251 cases of HS selected from a large autopsy cohort (1,388; 18%), a coordinating group identified 5 patterns of degenerative or vascular pathology. Four independent neuropathologists assessed a single set of hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections following descriptive definitions to classify the appearances and assign the diagnosis of HS, if appropriate. Diagnostic agreement (range, 36%-70%) was highest for vascular lesions. Subsequent joint review of all cases highlighted the need to identify neurodegenerative lesions using immunohistochemistry. Initial agreement in assigning the diagnosis of HS varied from 0% to 86%. After a joint review, the group recommended that the ...
Stamatakis and colleagues from University College present comprehensive data about overweight and obesity trends from 1974 to 2003 in English children. The data are disturbing, but not surprising. They mimic information from many other countries. For example, the rates of obesity for boys aged 5-7 years increased from 1.0% in 1974 to 5.2% in 2002-03. For obesity, there was a five to six fold increase for all groups (boys and girls aged 5-7 and 8-10 years), and a near doubling in the prevalence of overweight children (18.5% to 27.1%). Sadly, the rate of change was substantially greater between 2000-01 and 2002-03 than between 1974 and 2000. In a companion perspective, Rudolf, Hochberg, and Speiser describe the conclusions of a recent International Consensus Statement on childhood obesity. The statement addresses definition, preventive strategies, screening, assessment, and treatment. The authors discuss the implications of this statement for the UK.. A recent brouhaha occurred in the US with ...
Leading Diabetes Organizations Issue Consensus Statement Defining Health Outcomes beyond HbA1c --The Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes Program, organized by JDRF, has identified and defined clinically meaningful
Orlandi RR, Kingdom TT, Hwang PH, Smith TL, Alt JA, Baroody FM, Batra PS, Bernal-Sprekelsen M, Bhattacharyya N, Chandra RK, Chiu A, Citardi MJ, Cohen NA, DelGaudio J, Desrosiers M, Dhong HJ, Douglas R, Ferguson B, Fokkens WJ, Georgalas C, Goldberg A, Gosepath J, Hamilos DL, Han JK, Harvey R, Hellings P, Hopkins C, Jankowski R, Javer AR, Kern R, Kountakis S, Kowalski ML, Lane A, Lanza DC, Lebowitz R, Lee HM, Lin SY, Lund V, Luong A, Mann W, Marple BF, McMains KC, Metson R, Naclerio R, Nayak JV, Otori N, Palmer JN, Parikh SR, Passali D, Peters A, Piccirillo J, Poetker DM, Psaltis AJ, Ramadan HH, Ramakrishnan VR, Riechelmann H, Roh HJ, Rudmik L, Sacks R, Schlosser RJ, Senior BA, Sindwani R, Stankiewicz JA, Stewart M, Tan BK, Toskala E, Voegels R, Wang de Y, Weitzel EK, Wise S, Woodworth BA, Wormald PJ, Wright ED, Zhou B, Kennedy DW. International Consensus Statement on Allergy and Rhinology: Rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016 Feb; 6 Suppl 1:S22-209. PMID: 26889651. ...
Management of anaemia and iron deficiency in patients with cancer • Management of infusion reactions to systemic anticancer therapy • Management of toxicities from immunotherapy • Management of febrile neutropaenia • MASCC and ESMO consensus guidelines for the prevention of chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting • Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients • Central venous access in oncology • Management of oral and gastrointestinal mucosal injury • Management of refractory symptoms at the end of life and the use of palliative sedation • Advanced care planning in palliative care • Bone health in cancer patients • Cancer, fertility and pregnancy • Management of chemotherapy extravasation • Cardiovascular toxicity induced by chemotherapy, targeted agents and radiotherapy • Management of cancer pain • Management of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients. ...
What should be the recommendations regarding the type (IV versus PO) and length of postoperative antibiotic treatment when a one-stage revision arthroplasty is performed for subacute/chronic shoulder PJI of the shoulder caused by an indolent organism (P. acnes, coag neg staph spec ...
What is the optimal management (Masquelet technique, bone transfer) of post-infective bone defects in different long bones (tibia, femur, humerus etc.)? How does this vary by type of defect (conical vs. cylindrical ...
Since the 2001 update of the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus statement on secondary prevention,1 important evidence from clinical trials has emerged that further supports and broadens the merits of aggressive risk-reduction therapies for patients with established coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease, including peripheral arterial disease, atherosclerotic aortic disease, and carotid artery disease. This growing body of evidence confirms that aggressive comprehensive risk factor management improves survival, reduces recurrent events and the need for interventional procedures, and improves quality of life for these patients.. Compelling evidence from recent clinical trials and revised practice guidelines provided the impetus for this update of the 2001 recommendations with evidence-based results (Table 1⇓). Classification of Recommendations and Level of Evidence are expressed in ACC/AHA format, as detailed in Tables 2 and 3⇓. ...
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The gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) is a recognized entity within the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) formed according to Article X, Section 5 (September 009) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Bylaws.. The primary role of the RySG is to represent the interests of gTLD registry operators (or sponsors in the case of sponsored gTLDs) (Registries) (i) that are currently under contract with ICANN to provide gTLD registry services in support of one or more gTLDs; (ii) who agree to be bound by consensus policies in that contract; and (iii) who voluntarily choose to be members of the RySG. The RySG may include Interest Groups as defined by Article IV. The RySG represents the views of the RySG to the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board of Directors with particular emphasis on ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and stable operation of the Internet or domain name system.. The guiding principles for the RySG, ...
Participants: In April 2004, a panel of physicians convened in New York City to discuss recommendations for clinical management of and additional research on SRI discontinuation syndrome. Evidence: Previous guidance for management of SRI discontinuation syndrome was proposed in 1997 in a consensus meeting also chaired by Alan F. Schatzberg. A literature search of the PubMed database was conducted to identify articles on SRI discontinuation syndrome that have been published since 1997 ...
This text was prepared by the Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds to provide an introduction to the consensus documents of the OECDs Task Force. It explains, amongst other things, why the Task Force decided to prepare consensus documents as part of its programme of work. It describes their purpose and their use as a practical contribution to the risk/safety assessment of foods and feeds derived from transgenic. ...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES International Angiology 2012 August;31(4):316-29. Chronic edema of the lower extremities: international consensus recommendations for compression therapy clinical research trials. Stout N., Partsch H., Szolnoky G., Forner-Cordero I., Mosti G., Mortimer P., Flour M., Damstra R., Piller N., Geyer M. J., Benigni J. P., Moffat C., Cornu-Thenard A., Schingale F., Clark M., Chauveau M. ...
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The ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee (UEC) meets on a biannual basis for Closed Consensus Meetings. Each summit, a worldwide expert panel of surgeons and researchers convene for an in-depth discussion
The stock of Ambev SA (ADR) (NYSE:ABEV) gapped up by $0.01 today and has $5.95 target or 3.00% above todays $5.78 share price. The 8 months technical chart setup indicates low risk for the $88.33 billion company. The gap was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $5.95 price target is reached, the company will be worth $2.65 billion more. About 5.95 million shares traded. Ambev SA (ADR) (NYSE:ABEV) has declined 9.94% since September 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.. (Wolcott Daily). Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) is currently trading with the volume of 5.62 Million. The Stock opened todays session at $11.97 and currently the price is hovering at $12.36 by showing increase of 4.97 percent. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. has 1 year price target of $11.67. The stock gained a consensus recommendation of 2 on Zacks Investment Research where the scale runs from 1 to 5, 1 representing Strong buy and 5 showing Strong Sell. The company reported its ...
This consensus document addresses compositional considerations for new varieties of tomato by identifying the key food and feed nutrients, toxicants and allergens. A general description of these components is provided. As well, there is background material on the production, processing and uses of tomato and considerations to be taken when assessing new tomato varieties. Constituents to be analysed, related to food use and to feed. ...
Just hours after Kris Aquino confirmed that she is leaving ABS-CBN, the network released a statement thanking Aquino for her years of service as a Kapamilya.
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This publication provides an overview of the activities of the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in 2016.. Annual Activity Statement 2016.pdf (size 364.6 KB) ...
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May 5, 2011 (Updated August 1, 2011) - Genetic testing is increasingly important in determining potential cardiac conditions in patients and is used in clinical settings more than ever before. To ensure that physicians have up-to-date knowledge of the evolving role of genetic testing for sudden death predisposing, genetic heart diseases in cardiology, which can be life-saving for some patients, the Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association have prepared HRS/EHRA Expert Consensus Statement on the State of Genetic Testing for the Channelopathies and Cardiomyopathies. The consensus statement was released at Heart Rhythm 2011, the Heart Rhythm Societys 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions.
TY - JOUR. T1 - ISHLT consensus statement on donor organ acceptability and management in pediatric heart transplantation. AU - Kirk, Richard. AU - Dipchand, Anne I.. AU - Davies, Ryan R.. AU - Miera, Oliver. AU - Chapman, Gretchen. AU - Conway, Jennifer. AU - Denfield, Susan. AU - Gossett, Jeffrey G.. AU - Johnson, Jonathan. AU - McCulloch, Michael. AU - Schweiger, Martin. AU - Zimpfer, Daniel. AU - Ablonczy, László. AU - Adachi, Iki. AU - Albert, Dimpna. AU - Alexander, Peta. AU - Amdani, Shahnawaz. AU - Amodeo, Antonio. AU - Azeka, Estela. AU - Ballweg, Jean. AU - Beasley, Gary. AU - Böhmer, Jens. AU - Butler, Alison. AU - Camino, Manuela. AU - Castro, Javier. AU - Chen, Sharon. AU - Chrisant, Maryanne. AU - Christen, Urs. AU - Danziger-Isakov, Lara. AU - Das, Bibhuti. AU - Everitt, Melanie. AU - Feingold, Brian. AU - Fenton, Matthew. AU - Garcia-Guereta, Luis. AU - Godown, Justin. AU - Gupta, Dipankar. AU - Irving, Claire. AU - Joong, Anna. AU - Kemna, Mariska. AU - Khulbey, Sanjeev ...
There is a need for a clear definition of exacerbations used in clinical trials in patients with bronchiectasis. An expert conference was convened to develop a consensus definition of an exacerbation for use in clinical research.. A systematic review of exacerbation definitions used in clinical trials from January 2000 until December 2015 and involving adults with bronchiectasis was conducted. A Delphi process followed by a round-table meeting involving bronchiectasis experts was organised to reach a consensus definition. These experts came from Europe (representing the European Multicentre Bronchiectasis Research Collaboration), North America (representing the US Bronchiectasis Research Registry/COPD Foundation), Australasia and South Africa.. The definition was unanimously approved by the working group as: a person with bronchiectasis with a deterioration in three or more of the following key symptoms for at least 48 h: cough; sputum volume and/or consistency; sputum purulence; breathlessness ...
In a review of research papers published in the period 1966 to 2005, Pluim et al1 showed that reported incidences of tennis injuries ranged over two orders of magnitude (0.04 to 3 injuries/1000 player-hours). Although some of this variation can be accounted for by the different sample populations used in the studies, the authors stated that the main reason for the differences was more likely to be due to the variation in injury definitions and protocols employed in the studies. Consensus statements for cricket,2 football3 and rugby union4 have previously outlined the benefits associated with developing and implementing consistent definitions, data-collection procedures and methods of reporting results in injury surveillance studies. Although these consensus statements were specifically developed for team sports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) demonstrated that the principles were also relevant to individual sports.5 6 ...
Abbara S1, Blanke P2, Maroules CD, et al. SCCT guidelines for the performance and acquisition of coronary computed tomographic angiography: A report of the society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Guidelines Committee: Endorsed by the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI). J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2016;10(6):435-449. PMID: 27780758 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27780758. Abraham NS, Hlatky MA, Antman EM, et al. ACCF/ACG/AHA 2010 Expert Consensus Document on the concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and thienopyridines: a focused update of the ACCF/ACG/AHA 2008 expert consensus document on reducing the gastrointestinal risks of antiplatelet therapy and NSAID use: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Expert Consensus Documents. Circulation. 2010;122(24):2619-2633. PMID: 21060077 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21060077. Brilakis ES, Patel VG, Banerjee S. Medical management after coronary stent implantation: a review. JAMA. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Personalizing the treatment of women with early breast cancer. T2 - Highlights of the st gallen international expert consensus on the primary therapy of early breast Cancer 2013. AU - Goldhirsch, A.. AU - Winer, E. P.. AU - Coates, A. S.. AU - Gelber, R. D.. AU - Piccart-Gebhart, M.. AU - Thürlimann, B.. AU - Senn, H. J.. AU - Albain, Kathy S.. AU - André, Fabrice. AU - Bergh, Jonas. AU - Bonnefoi, Hervé. AU - Bretel-Morales, Denisse. AU - Burstein, Harold. AU - Cardoso, Fatima. AU - Castiglione-Gertsch, Monica. AU - Coates, Alan S.. AU - Colleoni, Marco. AU - Costa, Alberto. AU - Curigliano, Giuseppe. AU - Davidson, Nancy E.. AU - Leo, Angelo Di. AU - Ejlertsen, Bent. AU - Forbes, John F.. AU - Gelber, Richard D.. AU - Gnant, Michael. AU - Goldhirsch, Aron. AU - Goodwin, Pamela. AU - Goss, Paul E.. AU - Harris, Jay R.. AU - Hayes, Daniel F.. AU - Hudis, Clifford A.. AU - Ingle, James N.. AU - Jassem, Jacek. AU - Jiang, Zefei. AU - Karlsson, Per. AU - Loibl, Sibylle. AU - ...
Background/Aims: A large amount of new data on the treatment of chronic hepatitis B has become available such that the 2003 consensus statement requires revision and update.. Methods: New data were presented, discussed and debated in an expert pre-meeting to draft a revision. The revised contents were finalized after discussion in a general meeting of APASL.. Results: Conceptual background, including the efficacy and safety profile of currently available and emerging drugs, was reviewed. Nineteen recommendations were formed and unresolved issues and areas for further study were suggested.. Conclusion: The current therapy of chronic hepatitis B is modestly effective but not satisfactory. The development of new drugs and new strategies is required to further improve the outcomes of treatment. ...
Orthopedics Today reported that ankle surgeons around the world met at the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle, where they discussed the best ways to treat ankle cartilage injuries and established a consensus for all surgeons. John G. Kennedy, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at HSS and co-founder of the International Soc...
Background:Women with autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs) find it difficult to get information and support with family planning, pregnancy, and early parenting. A systematic approach to prioritising research is required to accelerate development and evaluation of interventions to meet the complex needs of this population. Methods:A Nominal Group Technique (NGT) exercise was carried out with lay and professional stakeholders (n=29). Stakeholders were prepared for debate through presentation of available evidence. Stakeholders completed three tasks to develop, individually rank, and reach consensus on research priorities: Task 1 - mapping challenges and services using visual timelines; Task 2 - identifying research topics; Task 3 - individually ranking research topics in priority order. Results of the ranking exercise were fed back to the group for comment. Results:The main themes emerging from Task 1 were the need for provision of information, multi-disciplinary care, and social and peer ...
WASHINGTON, D.C., and DALLAS (March 17, 2014) - The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality protocols, according to an expert consensus document released today and written by a committee representing the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The document outlines steps hospitals can take to provide the safest possible environment for PCI when the facility does not provide cardiac surgery as a backup should complications occur.
Therefore, European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) invited leading psychologists, psychiatrists and hepatologists to an expert conference in 2011. Martin Schaefer MD and his colleagues reviewed the scientific data and discussed their experience in the treatment of hepatitis C related psychiatric problems. The results were first presented at the EASL conference in Berlin in 2011. Since the conference, the recommendations were refined and updated further to include the new antiviral treatments, and will now be published as a "European Expert Consensus Statement" in the Journal of Hepatology ...
October 15, 2012 -- The European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) has published its first update on CT colonography (CTC) guidelines since 2007. Its working group on CTC has endorsed 86 statements, reaching near-complete agreement on 71 of the 86 items relating to critical practice areas affecting CTC.. Agreement was most consistent in the areas of colon distension, scan parameters, use of intravenous contrast agents, patient preparation, and the role of computer-aided detection (CAD) and lesion measurement. Less than unanimous accord was seen in the use of spasmolytics, decubitus positioning and the number of CT data acquisitions, fecal tagging, 2D versus 3D reading, and reporting.. "Over the last five years, expansion of the CT colonography literature has continued and several important studies, including multicenter studies, have been published," wrote Dr. Emanuele Neri and colleagues from six EU countries on behalf of the ESGAR CTC working group. "These new data ...
This is a clinical practice guideline on the appropriate use of immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with bladder cancer, specifically non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, muscle invasive bladder cancer, and advanced bladder cancer. The guideline addresses issues related to the definition of risk categories, patient selection, toxicity management, clinical endpoints, as well as the combination and sequencing of therapies. The guideline also highlights areas for future direction and development to advance the use of immunotherapy in bladder cancer treatment.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - International consensus on preliminary definitions of improvement in adult and juvenile myositis. AU - Rider, Lisa G.. AU - Giannini, Edward H.. AU - Brunner, Hermine I.. AU - Ruperto, Nicola. AU - James-Newton, Laura. AU - Reed, Ann M.. AU - Lachenbruch, Peter A.. AU - Miller, Frederick W.. PY - 2004/7. Y1 - 2004/7. N2 - Objective. To use a core set of outcome measures to develop preliminary definitions of improvement for adult and juvenile myositis as composite end points for therapeutic trials. Methods. Twenty-nine experts in the assessment of myositis achieved consensus on 102 adult and 102 juvenile paper patient profiles as clinically improved or not improved. Two hundred twenty-seven candidate definitions of improvement were developed using the experts consensus ratings as a gold standard and their judgment of clinically meaningful change in the core set of measures. Seventeen additional candidate definitions of improvement were developed from classification and regression ...
Make better use of current drugs and treat as soon as possible, says Dr Alexandre Mebazaa, lead author of new European recommendations on acute heart failure.
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August 28, 2013 - Experts have found that radiation dosage can have serious complications for patients with cancer. Cancer patients who receive chest radiation should be evaluated for heart disease before beginning radiation, and every five to 10 years afterward, according to the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and the European Assn. of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This expert consensus statement on the use of imaging to detect radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) will be published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE). The writing group was co-chaired by Vuyisile Nkomo, M.D., an echocardiographer from the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.. When asked about the need for this expert consensus statement, Nkomo said, "In the past, patients received high doses of radiation to the chest to treat breast cancer or lymphoma or esophageal cancer, but without adequate shielding of the ...
Table of Contents Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Consensus Statements on Ridge Augmentation and Review of the Literature 2.1. Consensus Statements and Treatment Guidelines Formulated at the 2008 ITI Consensus Conference 2.1.1. Consensus Statement...
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transcranial color-coded duplex sonography has become a standard diagnostic technique to assess the intracranial arterial status in acute stroke. It is increasingly used for the evaluation of prognosis and the success of revascularization in multicenter trials. The aim of this international consensus procedure was to develop recommendations on the methodology and documentation to be used for assessment of intracranial occlusion and for monitoring of recanalization. METHODS: Thirty-five experts participated in the consensus process. The presented recommendations were approved during a meeting of the consensus group in October 2008 in Giessen, Germany. The project was an initiative of the German Competence Network Stroke and performed under the auspices of the Neurosonology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology. RESULTS: Recommendations are given on how examinations should be performed in the time-limited situation of acute stroke, including criteria to assess ...
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Governmental and private organizations often develop recommendations for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various disorders. These recommendations regarding appropriate clinical decisions are usually made by a group of experts after they assess the available evidence. Recommendations may be published as consensus statements developed at a conference or as clinical practice guidelines (sometimes called practice parameters) developed over time. In either case, publication of the recommendations should identify the sponsor and the participating experts, explain how the participants were selected, describe the evidence that supports the recommendations, and explain the process for achieving consensus in reaching the conclusions. Structured abstracts
CIPO is pleased to be part of a coalition of Canadian Patient organizations that came together through the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), to discuss adult influenza vaccination. On September 5 the IFA is pleased to release the consensus statement Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada as a result of the "Adult Influenza Vaccination: Calling Canadian Patient Organizations to Action" expert meeting held in June 2019. This consensus statement is an important step forward in forming a cohesive voice that supports improvements in vaccination practices in Canada.. Press Release - Consensus Statement. Consensus Statement - Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparison of four methods for assessing the importance of attitudinal beliefs. T2 - An international Delphi study in intensive care settings. AU - Francis, Jill J. AU - Duncan, Eilidh M. AU - Prior, Maria E. AU - Maclennan, Graeme. AU - Marshall, Andrea P. AU - Wells, Elisabeth C. AU - Todd, Laura. AU - Rose, Louise. AU - Campbell, Marion K. AU - Webster, Fiona. AU - Eccles, Martin P. AU - Bellingan, Geoff. AU - Seppelt, Ian M. AU - Grimshaw, Jeremy M. AU - Cuthbertson, Brian H. AU - for the SuDDICU study groups. N1 - © 2013 The British Psychological Society.. PY - 2014/5. Y1 - 2014/5. N2 - Behaviour change interventions often target important beliefs. The literature proposes four methods for assessing importance of attitudinal beliefs: elicitation frequency, importance ratings, and strength of prediction (bivariate and multivariate). We tested congruence between these methods in a Delphi study about selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD). SDD improves ...
Recommendations for the practical management of CRT patients have been set out for the first time in an international consensus statement on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Position Paper on laboratory testing for patients on direct oral anticoagulants. A Consensus Document from the SISET, FCSA, SIBioC and SIPMeL. AU - Tripodi, Armando. AU - Ageno, Walter. AU - Ciaccio, Marcello. AU - Legnani, Cristina. AU - Lippi, Giuseppe. AU - Manotti, Cesare. AU - Marcucci, Rossella. AU - Moia, Marco. AU - Morelli, Benedetto. AU - Poli, Daniela. AU - Steffan, Agostino. AU - Testa, Sophie. PY - 2018/9. Y1 - 2018/9. N2 - Although direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) do not require dose-adjustment on the basis of laboratory test results, the measurement of their anticoagulant effect is useful in special situations. This position paper issued by the Italian Scientific Societies that are mainly involved in the management of patients on DOAC is aimed at providing guidance to care-givers on which tests should be used and the situations in which testing is useful. The guidance is based on the data from the literature so far available and/or on consensus among ...
Barnhart K, van Mello NM, Bourne T, Kirk E, Van Calster B, Bottomley C, Chung K, Condous G, Goldstein S, Hajenius PJ, Mol BW, Molinaro T, OFlynn OBrien KL, Husicka R, Sammel M, Timmerman D. Pregnancy of unknown location: A consensus statement of nomenclature, definitions, and outcome. Fertil Steril 2011; 95(3): 857-866. PMCID: PMC 3032825. U.S. National Library of Medicine abstract ...
Peters SE, Johnston V, Coppieters M, and Ross M. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) 2017; 42(2):127-136. DOI: 10.1177/1753193416669263 This Delphi study aimed to reach consensus on important facilitators and barriers for return-to-work (RTW) following surgery for non-traumatic upper extremity (UE) conditions. In Round 1, experts (n=42) listed 134 factors, which were appraised in Round [...] ...
Home , International guidelines for the selection of lung transplant candidates: 2006 update--a consensus report from the Pulmonary Scientific Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung ...
Despite the fact that PCR for the detection of Aspergillus in human specimens exists for almost two decades, the technique was not included in the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG) consensus definitions for diagnosing invasive fungal diseases (IFD) because of the lack of standardisation. In 2006, the UK Fungal PCR Consensus group published an agreed methodology for PCR aided diagnosis of IA within the UK and Ireland. Then, at the meeting of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycoses (ISHAM) in Paris in September 2006, a group of mainly European experts founded the European Aspergillus PCR Initiative (EAPCRI) involving more than 60 centres across Europe and centres in Australia and the Middle East.. The EAPCRI agreed to collaborate to develop a standard for Aspergillus PCR methodology and to validate this in clinical trials so that PCR could be incorporated into future consensus definitions for diagnosing IFD.. The ...
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A medical guideline (also called a clinical guideline, clinical protocol or clinical practice guideline) is a document with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. Such documents have been in use for thousands of years during the entire history of medicine.. However, in contrast to previous approaches, which were often based on tradition or authority, modern medical guidelines are based on an examination of current evidence within the paradigm of evidence-based medicine. They usually include summarized consensus statements on best practice in healthcare. A healthcare provider is obliged to know the medical guidelines of his or her profession, and has to decide whether or not to follow the recommendations of a guideline for an individual treatment.. Modern clinical guidelines identify, summarize and evaluate the highest quality evidence and most current data about prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy including ...
On 22 April 2010, Australian Health Ministers endorsed the National Consensus Statement: Essential Elements for Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration (PDF 1013 kb) as the national approach for recognising and responding to clinical deterioration in Australian acute care facilities.. Healthcare facilities need to have systems in place that address all elements of the Consensus Statement to ensure that all patients who deteriorate receive a timely and appropriate treatment response. A suite of resources has been developed to support healthcare organisations to implement recognition and response systems:. ...
The journal focuses on neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation, and the coverage extends to other basic and clinical studies related to neuroscience including molecular biology, psychology, pathology, physiology, endocrinology, pharmacology, oncology, etc.
It was lost on no one that the Comedy Central faux news anchor delivered his off-color rant against the backdrop of the House canceling floor votes for the rest of this week as Democratic leaders struggle to reach consensus on how to move a simple stopgap spending bill that will prevent the government from shutting down on Oct. 1 ...
Until recently, there has been controversy regarding the classification of OVMs, which reflects a poor understanding of the origin of these lesions and may complicate treatment decisions. In 1999 the Orbital Society published a consensus statement on the terminology of OVMs [2]. Vascular malformations were classified as no flow malformations (e.g. lymphangiomas), arterial flow malformations (e.g. arteriovenous malformations) or venous flow malformations according to communications with the systemic vascular system. Venous flow malformations are weakened segments of the orbital venous system of variable complexity. This group is further classified as distensible (clinical or radiological evidence of distensibility with increased venous pressure), or nondistensible. Distensible lesions have direct and rich communication with the venous circulation and nondistensible lesions have a direct communication but to a much lesser extent ...
The Peoples Charter for Health is a statement of the shared vision, goals, principles and calls for action that unite all the members of the PHM coalition. It is most widely endorsed consensus document on health since the Alma Ata Declaration. The Peoples Health Charter was formulated and endorsed by the participants of the First Peoples Health Assembly held at Dhaka, Bangladesh in December 2000.. In 1978, at the Alma-Ata Conference, ministers from 134 countries in association with WHO and UNICEF called for Health for All by the Year 2000 and selected Primary Health Care as the best tool to achieve it.. Unfortunately, that dream never came true. The health status of Third World populations has not improved. In many cases it has deteriorated further. Currently, we are facing a global health crisis, characterised by growing inequalities within and between countries. New threats to health are continually emerging. This is compounded by negative forces of globalisation which prevent the ...
INTRODUCTION: Emergency general surgery (EGS) is responsible for 80-90% of surgical in-hospital deaths and the early management of these unwell patients is critical to improving outcomes. Unfortunately care for EGS patients is often fragmented and important care processes are frequently omitted. METHODS: This study aimed to define a group of important processes during EGS admission and assess their reliability. Literature review and semi-structured interviews were used to define a draft list of processes, which was refined and validated using the Delphi consensus methodology. A prospective cohort study of the 22 included processes was performed in 315 patients across 5 acute hospitals. RESULTS: Prospective study of the 22 selected processes demonstrated omission of 1130/5668 (19.9%) processes. Only 6 (1.9%) patients had all relevant processes performed correctly. Administration of oxygen to hypoxic patients (82/129, 64%), consultant review (202/313, 65%) and administration of antibiotics within 3 h for
The gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) is a recognized entity within the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) formed according to Article X, Section 5 (September 2009) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Bylaws.. The primary role of the RySG is to represent the interests of gTLD registry operators (or sponsors in the case of sponsored gTLDs) ("Registries") (i) that are currently under contract with ICANN to provide gTLD registry services in support of one or more gTLDs; (ii) who agree to be bound by consensus policies in that contract; and (iii) who voluntarily choose to be members of the RySG. The RySG may include Interest Groups as defined by Article IV. The RySG represents the views of the RySG to the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board of Directors with particular emphasis on ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and stable operation of the Internet or domain name system.. The guiding principles for the RySG, ...
OBJECTIVE: To include the patient perspective in accordance with the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Filter 2.0 in the updated Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Core Domain Set for randomized controlled trials (RCT) and longitudinal observational studies (LOS).. METHODS: At OMERACT 2016, research conducted to update the PsA Core Domain Set was presented and discussed in breakout groups. The updated PsA Core Domain Set was voted on and endorsed by OMERACT participants.. RESULTS: We conducted a systematic literature review of domains measured in PsA RCT and LOS, and identified 24 domains. We conducted 24 focus groups with 130 patients from 7 countries representing 5 continents to identify patient domains. We achieved consensus through 2 rounds of separate surveys with 50 patients and 75 physicians, and a nominal group technique meeting with 12 patients and 12 physicians. We conducted a workshop and breakout groups at OMERACT 2016 in which findings were presented and discussed. The updated PsA ...
on a variety of topics of interest to the environmental measurement community. TNI also hosts two regularly scheduled meetings per year, typically in January and August. Both are a week long and involve open meetings of TNI committees as well as training courses and other special sessions.. ...
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How do you think these new selection criteria might potentially impact current clinical practice?. Evidence-based guidelines have the potential to change clinical practice and further validate the safety and efficacy of APBI. I believe lowering the age should continue to expand the number of eligible patients who can benefit from APBI. This increase could go as high as 20 to 30% in some cases.. In regards to APBI techniques, how were the recommendations ranked?. The recommendations were based on a systematic review of 7 randomized and 5 prospective trials. Each technique was reviewed and assigned a ranking of evidence that ranges from strong to weak and includes a recommendation on utilization of either off and on protocol or strictly on protocol.. Which APBI techniques are recommended by the society for general use and why? Interstitial brachytherapy has an impressive body of long-term follow up and randomized data however it is the most technically complex to perform. Applicator based ...
Nevertheless, our study has at least seven limitations. Firstly, the investigators knew the results of the Manchester study in which SB, who moderated the NZ meetings, was involved. However, the NZ panel did not know these results (which had not yet been published) nor did they know that the criteria rated in round 2 in the UK had been used to inform the criteria they were asked to rate in round 1 in NZ. Previous assessments of interpanel reliability have involved panels in rating the same criteria, although from round 1.13 29. Secondly, we revised the wording of the appropriateness scale used in the Manchester study. However, we changed the description of the task rather than the task itself, and very few final criteria describe inappropriate actions. Almost all the criteria reported in our study and the UK study result from necessity ratings on a scale that was identical in both studies. Consequently, this paper has focused mainly on the necessity criteria.. Thirdly, we have assumed that the ...
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Guidelines for pathologic diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma: a consensus statement from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group.
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In 2000, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society published an international consensus statement with guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of IPF [6]. The guidelines recommended that until adequate studies were conducted to define the best treatment for patients with IPF, they should be treated with a combined therapy of corticosteroids and an immunosuppressive agent (e.g. azathioprine or cyclophosphamide). In 2003, a Cochrane review was published on the use of corticosteroids in IPF [7]. This review highlighted that there were no placebo-controlled clinical trials analysing the efficacy of corticosteroid therapy in IPF patients and, therefore, there was no existing evidence to support the efficacy of corticosteroids alone in the treatment of IPF.. Moreover, Davies et al. [8] published a Cochrane review in 2003 on the use of immunomodulatory agents in IPF. The authors found four randomised controlled clinical studies suitable for a meta-analysis [9-12]; however, these ...
Regarding [http://wikitravel.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=Wikitravel_talk:Deletion_policy&diff=prev&oldid=1031686], the purpose of discussions is not for people to "take sides". Its to attempt to reach consensus through addressing others arguments and attempting to find common ground. Feel free to delete this message, Ill know that youve read it (-: Cheers, JYolkowski 18:13, 8 January 2009 (EST) :I do know it is not about sides per se. And I am not keeping count on whos on what side all I am saying is that everyone was on Peters side or ignoring it but now there is real discussion and people are saying no to Peter thankfully. color="#339989">edmontonenthusiast [ee</font>]] <sup><small><font color="#8848d7">.T.A.L.K.</font></small></sup> 18:15, 8 January 2009 (EST).