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Defining Patient Competence for Medical Decision Making

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Physician evaluation of patient competence is an essential element of every doctor-patient relationship. Valid informed consent requires that the patient be competent to make medical decisions. Physicians often make assessments of patient competence without using specific criteria and without being certain of the legal requirements. This article will provide a framework for the evaluation …

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Smoking and Health: Physician Responsibility CHEST

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Tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, is widely recognized by the medicalcommunity and the general public as a major public health problem. Physicians and medical organizations share a public health duty to address this problem. Physicians and their professional organizations must contribute effectively to measures undertaken to deal with cigarette smoking.

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Standard Dose Ivermectin for COVID19 CHEST

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The article by Ceplowicz Rajter et al1 published in CHEST (January 2021), which presents a significant effect of ivermectin at standard dose on COVID-19 mortality rates, raises once again important questions on the significance of observational studies that report posttreatment outcome for COVID-19. Uncontrolled, observational studies have already created confusion in the medical …

Author: Dora Buonfrate, Zeno Bisoffi
Publish Year: 2021

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(21)00476-1/fulltext

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Disparities in Sleep Health and Potential Intervention

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Disparities in sleep health are important but underrecognized contributors to health disparities. Understanding the factors contributing to sleep heath disparities and developing effective interventions are critical to improving all aspects of heath. Sleep heath disparities are impacted by socioeconomic status, racism, discrimination, neighborhood segregation, geography, social patterns, …

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Publish Year: 2021
Author: Martha E. Billings, Robyn T. Cohen, Carol M. Baldwin, Dayna A. Johnson, Brian N. Palen, Brian N. Pal...
2. (1). France. France has a system of universal health care which is largely financed by the government via a system of national health insurance.
3. (2). Germany. Germany has the world's oldest national social health insurance system as far back as 1883. ...
4. (3). Latvia. ...
5. (4). Russia. ...

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Changes in SelfRated Health After Sepsis in Older Adults

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Seven hundred fifty-eight individuals with sepsis were matched 1:1 to 758 nonhospitalized individuals, all aged 65 years and older. Among survivors, sepsis was associated with worse self-rated health in years 2 and 4 (adjusted absolute difference in self-rated health on a 5-point scale in year 2: −0.24 [95% CI, −0.38 to −0.10] and year 4: −0.17 [95% CI, −0.33 to −0.02]) but not in

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Harnessing Murine Microbiome Models to Study Human Lung

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The human body has long been considered a superorganism composed of host cells and symbiotic microorganisms. The number of microbes in the human body exceeds 10 times that of human cells, both of which collectively determine health and disease. The microflora dysbiosis can cause the disease or modulate the progression of human disease.1 Recent human microbiome studies have …

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(20)30008-8/fulltext

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Projecting Longterm Health and Economic Burden of COPD in

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The dynamic model shows that the projected health and economic burden of COPD is expected to be higher for female subjects and for older adults aged < 80 years. For instance, based on our model, male patients with COPD are expected to incur $337.13 billion direct medical costs and lose 19.19 million QALYs in 20 years.

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Arterial Lines in the ICU CHEST

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The medical system exists to improve the health of patients and of society. Unless the intervention is free and carries no potential risks, it is a slippery slope to justify it based on comfort or convenience of the caregivers.

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(15)52382-9/fulltext

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A Perspective on the Educational “SWOT” of the Coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted clinical practice, health-care organizations, and life. In the context that “a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” as disruptive as the pandemic has been to traditional practices—both clinically and educationally—opportunities have also presented. Clinical benefits have included the propulsion of clinical innovation, including such items as the

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(20)34507-4/fulltext

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The Public Health Aspect of Nuclear Energy, With

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“The public health aspect of nuclear energy” is, without doubt, the most formidable phrase that any medical man was ever requested to include in the title of his address. Since a certain summer day 12 years ago the entire population of the globe has stood face to face with the unprecedented problem these words express. Our “public” in this sense includes every human being on earth.

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0096-0217(16)30915-3/fulltext

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The Conditions for Ethical Application of Restraints CHEST

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Despite the lack of evidence for the effectiveness of physical restraints, their use in patients is widespread. The best ethical justification for restraining patients is that it prevents them from harming themselves. We argue that even if the empirical evidence supported their effectiveness in achieving this aim, the use of restraints would nevertheless be unethical, so long as well-known

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Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients With COPD CHEST

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Transplant-free survival rates at 1, 3, and 5 years were higher in the IPAH group than in the PH in COPD group (IPAH: 94%, 75%, and 55% vs PH in COPD: 86%, 55%, and 38%; P = .004). Risk factors for poor outcomes in PH in COPD were male sex, low 6MWD, and high pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR).

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(21)00272-5/fulltext

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Building Teams in Health Care CHEST

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Building Teams in Health Care - CHEST. Education and Clinical Practice: How I Do It Volume 159, ISSUE 6, P2392-2398, June 01, 2021. Building Teams in Health Care. PDF [185 KB] PDF [185 KB] Save. Add To Online Library Powered By Mendeley.

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(20)34513-X/fulltext

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Considerations for Reporting and Reviewing Studies

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Self-reported measures of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) are increasingly used in clinical management and evaluation of patient outcomes. HRQOL measures are used to monitor patient progress and treatment response, investigate effects of medical interventions, and provide patient-based data for quality improvement initiatives and policy decisions. Given the importance of HRQOL, it is

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RealWorld Outcomes of Patients With Advanced NonSmall

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37-2018-3657The McGill University Health Centre Research Ethics Board approved the study (MP-37-2018-3657). Baseline patient characteristics, histopathological data including PD-L1 expression, ICI administered, and line of treatment were extracted from electronic medical records.

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Baseline Frailty as a Predictor of Survival after Critical

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Of 24,499 individuals admitted to an ICU within 180 days of a RAI-HC assessment, 26.4% (6,467) received mechanical ventilation. Overall, 43.0% (95% CI 42.4% - …

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(21)01114-4/fulltext

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The Ethics and Reality of Rationing in Medicine CHEST

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Rationing is the allocation of scarce resources, which in health care necessarily entails withholding potentially beneficial treatments from some individuals. Rationing is unavoidable because need is limitless and resources are not. How rationing occurs is important because it not only affects individual lives but also expresses society's most important values. This article discusses the

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(11)60662-4/fulltext

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CHEST Guide for Authors: Acceptance and Publication Policy

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CHEST offers an open access publishing option, with a publication fee ($3,790), payable by authors or their research funder. When this option is exercised: The article will be made free to view on publication to all users of the CHEST websites with an icon denoting open access status; no login credentials or subscription will be necessary for

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Chicken Soup in the Time of COVID CHEST

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a variety of behaviors as people try to cope with the very real personal and societal threats and the associated anxieties. Some behaviors, like toilet paper hoarding, would border on the comical if the situation were not so tragic. Others, like hand washing, social distancing, and staying at home have real impact on viral spread and

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(20)30870-9/fulltext

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Measurement of HealthRelated Quality of Life in the

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Measurement of Health-Related Quality of Life in the National Emphysema Treatment Trial. Robert M. Kaplan, PhD. Robert M. Kaplan. Correspondence. Correspondence to: Robert M. Kaplan, PhD, Mail Code 0628, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0628. Contact.

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Health Care in China CHEST

7 hours ago by Journal.chestnet.org

Over the past 2 decades, significant progress has been made in improving the health-care system and people's health conditions in China. Following rapid economic growth and social development, China's health-care system is facing new challenges, such as increased health-care demands and expenditure, inefficient use of health-care resources, unsatisfying implementation of …

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(13)60102-6/fulltext

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Association Between Nocturnal Hypoxemia and Cancer

2 hours ago by Journal.chestnet.org

STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Data from a large multicenter cohort of cancer-free patients investigated for OSA were linked to health administrative data to identify new-onset cancer. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Cox proportional hazards models were used to evaluate the association of cancer incidence with OSA severity and nocturnal hypoxemia.

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Natural Language Processing to Identify Pulmonary Nodules

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The NLP algorithm identified pulmonary nodules and associated characteristics with high accuracy. In our community practice settings, the documentation of nodule characteristics is incomplete. Our results call for better documentation of nodule findings. The NLP algorithm can be used in population-based studies to identify pulmonary nodules, avoiding labor-intensive chart review.

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(21)01079-5/fulltext

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PATIENT AND HEALTH SYSTEM COST SAVINGS IN A

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Patient and caregiver productivity-loss cost savings totalled $6,379.40 and $17,335.32, respectively. Clinic administrative level savings amounted to $508.27 (3 mins/booking; average wage $27.33/hr). The cost analysis was moderately sensitive to changes in productivity loss. CONCLUSIONS: A lung cancer MDC led to patient and health system

Link: https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(20)33398-5/fulltext

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