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Yutaka Imai
It has been confirmed that clinical significance of home blood pressure measurements (HBPM) is higher than clinic BP measurements and ambulatory BP monitoring. However, several drawbacks of HBPM have also been mentioned, e.g. selection and reporting biases, difficulties of calculation of multiple measurements, difficulties of onsite judgement of numerous recordings, etc. Recent devices for HBPM incorporate memory function. This function can overcome such drawbacks of HBPM. These memorized data can transmit, storage, retrieve, be arithmetic and control, be judged based on algorithm and be got feedback...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Dana M Zive, Jennifer Cook, Charissa Yang, David Sibell, Susan W Tolle, Michael Lieberman
In April 2015, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) deployed a web-based, electronic medical record-embedded application created by third party vendor Vynca Inc. to allow real-time education, and completion of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Forms are automatically linked to the Epic Systems™ electronic health record (EHR) patient header and submitted to a state Registry, improving efficiency, accuracy, and rapid access to and retrieval of these important medical orders. POLST Forms, implemented in Oregon in 1992, are standardized portable medical orders used to document patient treatment goals for end-of-life care...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
Yutaka Imai
It has been confirmed that clinical significance of home blood pressure measurements (HBPM) is higher than clinic BP measurements and ambulatory BP monitoring. However, several drawbacks of HBPM have also been mentioned, e.g. selection and reporting biases, difficulties of calculation of multiple measurements, difficulties of onsite judgement of numerous recordings, etc. Recent devices for HBPM incorporate memory function. This function can overcome such drawbacks of HBPM. These memorized data can transmit, storage, retrieve, be arithmetic and control, be judged based on algorithm and be got feedback...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Olakunle Oloko, Olayinka Oladunjoye Ogunbode, Olumuyiwa Roberts, Ayodele Olatunji Arowojolu
Antenatal care (ANC) is a specialised pattern of care organised for pregnant women with the goal of maintaining good health and promoting safe delivery of healthy infants. It is an indispensable part of effective maternity care services. This study identified the factors responsible for absenteeism from ANC follow-up visits. It was a hospital-based prospective cross-sectional descriptive study conducted at a faith based secondary healthcare facility in Ibadan, Nigeria. Relevant data were retrieved using interviewer-administered structured questionnaires and antenatal health record cards...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Lucia Prihodova, Blanaid Gavin, Walter Cullen, Fiona McNicholas
BACKGROUND: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder with international prevalence estimates of 5 % in childhood, yet significant evidence exists that far fewer children receive ADHD services. In many countries, ADHD is assessed and diagnosed in specialist mental health or neuro-developmental paediatric clinics, to which referral by General (Family) Practitioners (GPs) is required. In such 'gatekeeper' settings, where GPs act as a filter to diagnosis and treatment, GPs may either not recognise potential ADHD cases, or may be reluctant to refer...
2016: BMC Family Practice
Arvind Vijayasarathi, Thomas Loehfelm, Richard Duszak, C Matthew Hawkins
OBJECTIVE: Patients are increasingly seeking online information regarding their health and their health care providers. Concurrently, more patients are accessing their electronic medical records, including their radiology reports, via online portals. Thus, this study aims to characterize what patients find when they search for radiologists online. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All Medicare-participating U.S. radiologists were identified using the Physician Compare National Downloadable File dataset obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...
November 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
O Q Bakare, M R Akinyinka, O Goodman, Y A Kuyinu, O K Wright, A Adeniran, O O Odusanya, A Osibogun
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension has been reported as the strongest modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. AIMS: The aim of the study was to identify the most prescribed antihypertensive drugs, its patterns, comorbidities, cost of medications, and laboratory investigations. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was a cross-sectional, descriptive study of hypertensive patients conducted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja...
September 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Gary L Cochran, Ryan S Barrett, Susan D Horn
PURPOSE: The role of pharmacist transcription, onsite pharmacist dispensing, use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs), nurse-nurse double checks, or barcode-assisted medication administration (BCMA) in reducing medication error rates in critical access hospitals (CAHs) was evaluated. METHODS: Investigators used the practice-based evidence methodology to identify predictors of medication errors in 12 Nebraska CAHs. Detailed information about each medication administered was recorded through direct observation...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Samantha J Gardiner, Anne B Chang, Julie M Marchant, Helen L Petsky
BACKGROUND: Cough in children is a commonly experienced symptom that is associated with increased health service utilisation and burden to parents. The presence of chronic (equal to or more than four weeks) cough in children may indicate a serious underlying condition such as inhaled foreign body or bronchiectasis. Codeine (and derivative)-based medications are sometimes used to treat cough due to their antitussive properties. However, there are inherent risks associated with the use of these medications such as respiratory drive suppression, anaesthetic-induced anaphylaxis, and addiction...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Julian Duhm, Robert Fleischmann, Sein Schmidt, Hagen Hupperts, Stephan A Brandt
BACKGROUND: As a result of demographic changes, physicians are required to deliver needed services with limited resources. Research suggests that tablet PCs with access to patient data may streamline clinical workflow. A recent study found tablets with mobile electronic medical records (EMRs) can facilitate data retrieval and produce time savings across the clinical routine within hospital settings. However, the reasons for these time savings, including details on how tablets were being used, remain unclear...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Odd Martin Vallersnes, Dag Jacobsen, Øivind Ekeberg, Mette Brekke
BACKGROUND: Procedures for the clinical assessment of acute poisoning by substances of abuse should identify patients in need of hospital admission and avoid hazardous discharges, while keeping the observation time short. We assess the safety of a systematic procedure developed at the Oslo Accident and Emergency Outpatient Clinic (OAEOC). METHODS: All patients 12 years and older treated for acute poisoning by substances of abuse at the OAEOC were included consecutively from October 2011 to September 2012...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Chit-Ming Wong, Hilda Tsang, Hak-Kan Lai, Thuan-Quoc Thach, G Neil Thomas, King-Pan Chan, Siu-Yin Lee, Jon G Ayres, Tai-Hing Lam, Wai K Leung
Little is known about the effect of air pollution on the gastrointestinal (GI) system. We investigated the association between long-term exposures to outdoor fine particles (PM2.5) and hospitalization for peptic ulcer diseases (PUDs) in a large cohort of Hong Kong Chinese elderly.A total of 66,820 subjects aged ≥65 years who were enrolled in all 18 Government Elderly Health Service centers of Hong Kong participated in the study voluntarily between 1998 and 2001. They were prospectively followed up for more than 10 years...
May 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hamzeh Al Zabadi, Hani Rahal, Rasha Fuqaha
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B and C virus infection is a lead cause of morbidity and mortality among hemodialysis patients. Yet, little research has focused on the morbidity measures of these serious disorders in low and middle income countries. The study aims to estimate the prevalence of hepatitis B and C among hemodialysis patients in the West Bank hospitals in Palestine. METHODS: A retrospective medical records review design was performed for all governmental and private hospitals in the West Bank which provide hemodialysis services for the patients...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Nigel D'Souza, John L Bruce, Damian L Clarke, Grant L Laing
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of occult traumatic diaphragm injury (TDI) has posed a dilemma to trauma surgeons. No imaging modality can accurately and conclusively identify small defects in the integrity of the diaphragm following penetrating trauma. Diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) offers a minimally invasive method of evaluating the integrity of the diaphragm. METHODS: An Electronic Surgical Registry (ESR) and a Hybrid Electronic Medical Record (HEMR) system have been maintained within the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service since January 1, 2012...
February 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Verner N Orish, Joseph Y Ansong, Onyekachi S Onyeabor, Adekunle O Sanyaolu, Wellington A Oyibo, Nnaemeka C Iriemenam
Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of malaria is a major problem in children in malaria-endemic countries. This retrospective study identified children who were admitted with fever and were treated with or without anti-malarial medications and discharged at the Paediatric Unit of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital. The medical records of all children were searched, retrieved and assessed. A total of 1160 records from children (age range, 0-12 years) were reviewed and evaluated. Of the total number, 21.3% had laboratory confirmed malaria, 38...
January 5, 2016: Tropical Doctor
Wai Lam Yip, Kit Ling Fan, Chun Tat Lui, Ling Pong Leung, Fu Ng, Kwok Leung Tsui
BACKGROUND: The epidemiological data on elderly patients attending Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) in Hong Kong is lacking. The study aimed to examine the epidemiology of geriatric patient visits to AEDs in Hong Kong, including demographic data and predictors of life-saving interventions (LSI) and admission. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study of geriatric patients older than 64 years old attending three AEDs during the year 2012, with a sample of 1 200 patient visits recruited...
2015: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Melinda Martin-Khan, Farhad Fatehi, Marina Kezilas, Karen Lucas, Leonard C Gray, Anthony C Smith
BACKGROUND: The Princess Alexandra Hospital Telehealth Centre (PAH-TC) is a project jointly funded by the Australian national government and Queensland Health. It seeks to provide a whole-of-hospital telehealth service using videoconferencing and store-and-forward capabilities for a range of specialities. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the introduction of a new telehealth coordination service provided by a tertiary hospital centre increased telehealth activities of a tertiary hospital...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
R Rasiah, R Manikam, S K Chandrasekaran, N Naghavi, S Mubarik, R Mustafa, S Pushparajan
Organ donation rates have continued to fall seriously short of needs worldwide, with the lowest rates recorded among developing economies. This study seeks to analyze evidence from a developing economy to explore the usefulness of social psychological theory to solve the problem. The study deployed a large survey (n = 10 412) using a convenience sampling procedure targeted at increasing the number of Malaysians registered with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia who are willing to donate organs upon death. Structural equation modeling was deployed to estimate simultaneously the relative influence of cognitive and noncognitive variables on willingness to donate deceased organs...
May 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Lasse Raatiniemi, Janne Liisanantti, Suvi Niemi, Heini Nal, Pasi Ohtonen, Harri Antikainen, Matti Martikainen, Seppo Alahuhta
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services are an important part of trauma care, but data comparing urban and rural areas is needed. We compared 30-day mortality and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay for trauma patients injured in rural and urban municipalities and collected basic data on trauma care in Northern Finland. METHODS: We examined data from all trauma patients treated by the Finnish Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in 2012 and 2013. Only patients surviving to hospital were included in the analysis but all pre-hospital deaths were recorded...
2015: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Akosua A Gyimah, Emmanuel K Nakua, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Easmon Otupiri
This study sought to determine fertility preferences and their predictors among women living with HIV. A survey of 295 women aged 18 to 49 years living with HIV, and attending two HIV/AIDS clinics in the Kumasi metropolis, was conducted between July and August 2012. We administered questionnaires, and retrieved records of clinical status for review. We conducted multiple logistic regressions with fertility preference as the dependent variable. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents desired to have a child. The desire to have children was associated with age ≥ 40 years (AOR 0...
June 2015: African Journal of Reproductive Health
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