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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148174/prehospital-transfusion-of-red-cell-concentrates-in-a-paramedic-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
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Stefan Heschl, Emily Andrew, Anthony de Wit, Stephen Bernard, Marcus Kennedy, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: The optimal volume and type of intravenous fluid for the treatment of blood loss in the prehospital setting is controversial. The use of red cell concentrates (RCCs) may be associated with improved outcomes; however, the administration of blood products is limited to physicians in many jurisdictions. We sought to describe the characteristics of RCC transfusions in a paramedic-staffed helicopter emergency medical system in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all cases where paramedics consulted the responsible physician for approval of RCC transfusion between July 2011 and December 2015 in Victoria, Australia...
November 17, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141622/am-i-getting-an-accurate-picture-a-tool-to-assess-clinical-handover-in-remote-settings
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Malcolm Moore, Chris Roberts, Jonathan Newbury, Jim Crossley
BACKGROUND: Good clinical handover is critical to safe medical care. Little research has investigated handover in rural settings. In a remote setting where nurses and medical students give telephone handover to an aeromedical retrieval service, we developed a tool by which the receiving clinician might assess the handover; and investigated factors impacting on the reliability and validity of that assessment. METHODS: Researchers consulted with clinicians to develop an assessment tool, based on the ISBAR handover framework, combining validity evidence and the existing literature...
November 15, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114192/optic-neuritis-observation-and-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-qassim-region-saudi-arabia
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Mohammad Jawad Alamgir, Syed Abrar Ali, Nermin Aly Hamdy, Moin Zafar Khan, Elgamri E Mohammad
Objectives: Optic neuritis (ON) can occur in isolation or association with multiple sclerosis (MS) or neuromyelitis optica. ON, is seen more commonly in Caucasians and interaction is found to exist between ethnic origin and the latitude at which the patient grows up. At present limited information is available about the profile of ON in Saudi patients. We aimed to analyze the records of ON patients, in regard to their presentation, natural history, treatment outcome, and risk and association with MS...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108842/increased-risk-of-multimorbidity-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis-a-population-based-cohort-study-1976-to-2013
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Patompong Ungprasert, Eric L Matteson, Cynthia S Crowson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk and pattern of multimorbidity in patients with sarcoidosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cohort of all residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, first diagnosed with sarcoidosis between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 2013, was identified through the medical record linkage system of the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Diagnosis was verified by individual medical record review. A cohort of sex- and age-matched comparators without sarcoidosis was assembled from the same population...
November 3, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089805/cost-analysis-of-breast-cancer-diagnostic-assessment-programs
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G N Honein-AbouHaidar, J S Hoch, M J Dobrow, T Stuart-McEwan, D R McCready, A R Gagliardi
OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic assessment programs (daps) appear to improve the diagnosis of cancer, but evidence of their cost-effectiveness is lacking. Given that no earlier study used secondary financial data to estimate the cost of diagnostic tests in the province of Ontario, we explored how to use secondary financial data to retrieve the cost of key diagnostic test services in daps, and we tested the reliability of that cost-retrieving method with hospital-reported costs in preparation for future cost-effectiveness studies...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079065/terrorist-stabbings-distinctive-characteristics-and-how-to-prepare-for-them
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Ofer Merin, Roman Sonkin, Avraham Yitzhak, Hagai Frenkel, Adi Leiba, Alon D Schwarz, Eli Jaffe
BACKGROUND: The number of terror attack incidents is on the increase worldwide. The knife is one of the weapons most commonly used among terrorists. Appropriate preparation in trauma units for coping with the increasing numbers of terrorist-inflicted stabbings is different from the preparation suitable for civilian stabbings. Therapeutic and logistic guidelines need to be adjusted to accommodate those differences. OBJECTIVES: Characterize the unique injuries related to terrorist stabbing, and suggest preparedness actions...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077713/clinical-spectrum-of-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-an-electronic-records-audit
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Aparna Rao, Debananda Padhy, Prity Sahay, Amiya Pradhan, Sarada Sarangi, Gopinath Das, Niranjan Raj
PURPOSE: To evaluate different clinical variants of pseudoexfoliation syndrome and their risk of developing ocular hypertension (OHT) or glaucoma (PXG). DESIGN: Cross sectional hospital based study. SETTING: All patients seen at glaucoma services of a tertiary eye care center in east India. METHODS: Electronic medical records search of hospital database including consecutive new and old cases seen during April 2013 to March 2015 was done to retrieve case sensitive words including pseudoexfoliation, PXF, PEX, PXG and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma over any part of the clinical electronic sheet of the patient...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071790/stress-and-quality-of-life-among-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-referred-for-psychological-services
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Astrida Kaugars, Clarissa Shields, Cheryl Brosig
OBJECTIVE: The study examined parent stress and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among families of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) referred for psychological services. METHODS: Parents of 54 children (85% boys) aged 3 to 13 (Mage  = 7.48, SD = 2.38) completed measures to assess parenting stress (Parenting Stress Index - Short Form; Pediatric Inventory for Parents) and the PedsQL Family Impact Module. Medical information was retrieved from medical record review...
October 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052283/characteristics-of-alleged-homicide-offenders-with-and-without-schizophrenia-in-sichuan-china
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Xiacan Chen, Xueli Zhang, Stephen C P Wong, Min Yang, Di Kong, Junmei Hu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics of people with and without schizophrenia who have been charged with homicide in China. AIMS AND RESEARCH QUESTION: Our research question was what differences are there between alleged homicide offenders with and without psychosis? METHOD: All archival records of alleged homicide cases referred for assessment to the West China Forensic Central Medical Service during 1998-2006 were retrieved...
October 19, 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029689/implementation-of-a-cloud-based-electronic-medical-record-exchange-system-in-compliance-with-the-integrating-healthcare-enterprise-s-cross-enterprise-document-sharing-integration-profile
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Chien Hua Wu, Ruey Kei Chiu, Hong Mo Yeh, Da Wei Wang
In 2011, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan established the National Electronic Medical Record Exchange Center (EEC) to permit the sharing of medical resources among hospitals. This system can presently exchange electronic medical records (EMRs) among hospitals, in the form of medical imaging reports, laboratory test reports, discharge summaries, outpatient records, and outpatient medication records. Hospitals can send or retrieve EMRs over the virtual private network by connecting to the EEC through a gateway...
November 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024460/reducing-readmissions-nurse-driven-interventions-in-the-transition-of-care-from-the-hospital
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Mae L Dizon, Cheryl Reinking
BACKGROUND: Transitions of care (TOC) from hospitals is a continuing focus for quality improvement to reduce readmissions. Sufficient resources to offer interventions remain an issue for hospitals, leading to efforts to target high-risk patients and identify effective interventions. OBJECTIVES: Describe and measure effects, hospital-wide and among high-risk patients, of a multifaceted TOC program on 30-day readmissions in a 441-bed acute care community hospital...
October 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942722/pharmacy-workload-benchmarking-establishing-a-health-system-outpatient-infusion-productivity-metric
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Jeffrey S Reichard, David M Garbarz, Amanda L Teachey, Jonathan Allgood, M Jay Brown
Background and objectives Current productivity assessment models lack the ability to measure the quality of pharmacy services through workload validation. The goal of our efforts was to create a model to more accurately assess workload at multiple outpatient infusion centers. Method Current procedural terminology codes were identified as representative of the key drivers of pharmacy workload. Fourteen current procedural terminology codes representing medication orders were selected and categorized into eight distinctive groups associated with varying amounts of pharmacy workload...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938737/complex-catsper-dependent-and-independent-ca2-i-signalling-in-human-spermatozoa-induced-by-follicular-fluid
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Sean G Brown, Sarah Costello, Mark C Kelly, Mythili Ramalingam, Ellen Drew, Stephen J Publicover, Christopher L R Barratt, Sarah Martins Da Silva
STUDY QUESTION: Does progesterone in human follicular fluid (hFF) activate CatSper and do other components of hFF modulate this effect and/or contribute separately to hFF-induced Ca2+ signaling? SUMMARY ANSWER: hFF potently stimulates CatSper and increases [Ca2+]i, primarily due to high concentrations of progesterone, however, other components of hFF also contribute to [Ca2+]i signaling, including modulation of CatSper channel activity and inhibition of [Ca2+]i oscillations...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933586/parents-in-adult-psychiatric-care-and-their-children-a-call-for-more-interagency-collaboration-with-social-services-and-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry
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Maria Afzelius, Margareta Östman, Maria Råstam, Gisela Priebe
BACKGROUND: A parental mental illness affects all family members and should warrant a need for support. AIM: To investigate the extent to which psychiatric patients with underage children are the recipients of child-focused interventions and involved in interagency collaboration. METHODS: Data were retrieved from a psychiatric services medical record database consisting of data regarding 29,972 individuals in southern Sweden and indicating the patients' main diagnoses, comorbidity, children below the age of 18, and child-focused interventions...
September 21, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903894/prototype-development-context-driven-dynamic-xml-ophthalmologic-data-capture-application
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Peggy Peissig, Kelsey M Schwei, Christopher Kadolph, Joseph Finamore, Efrain Cancel, Catherine A McCarty, Asha Okorie, Kate L Thomas, Jennifer Allen Pacheco, Jyotishman Pathak, Stephen B Ellis, Joshua C Denny, Luke V Rasmussen, Gerard Tromp, Marc S Williams, Tamara R Vrabec, Murray H Brilliant
BACKGROUND: The capture and integration of structured ophthalmologic data into electronic health records (EHRs) has historically been a challenge. However, the importance of this activity for patient care and research is critical. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a prototype of a context-driven dynamic extensible markup language (XML) ophthalmologic data capture application for research and clinical care that could be easily integrated into an EHR system...
September 13, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900370/utility-of-routine-laboratory-preoperative-tests-based-on-previous-results-time-to-give-up
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Enrique Rodríguez-Borja, Africa Corchon-Peyrallo, Gerardo Aguilar-Aguilar, Arturo Carratala-Calvo
INTRODUCTION: The usefulness and cost-effectiveness of routine laboratory preoperative tests (POTs) have been challenged recently. In fact, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Task Force has stated that test results obtained from the medical record within 6 months of surgery generally are mostly acceptable. The aim of our study was to evaluate the degree of utility of POTs and their clinical benefit based on this recommendation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied retrospectively every routine POT request from 8 randomly selected weeks in 2016...
October 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799185/punctate-retinal-hemorrhage-and-its-relation-to-ocular-and-systemic-disease-in-dogs-83-cases
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Nathaniel P Violette, Eric C Ledbetter
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical aspects of dogs with punctate retinal hemorrhage (PRH). ANIMALS STUDIED: 83 dogs (119 eyes) with PRH. PROCEDURES: Medical records of dogs evaluated by the Cornell University ophthalmology service with a clinical diagnosis of PRH between 2006 and 2015 were reviewed. For this study, PRH was defined as retinal hemorrhages ≤ 1 optic disk diameter in size and dogs with other posterior segment ocular diseases were excluded...
August 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761392/assessment-of-performance-indicators-of-a-radiotherapy-department-using-an-electronic-medical-record-system
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Yasir A Bahadur, Camelia Constantinescu, Ammar Y Bahadur, Ruba Y Bahadur
AIM: To retrospectively assess the performance indicators of our radiotherapy department and their temporal trends, using a commercially available electronic-medical-record (EMR) system. BACKGROUND: A recent trend in healthcare quality is to define and evaluate performance indicators of the service provided. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient and external-beam-radiotherapy-treatments data were retrieved using the Mosaiq EMR system from 1-January-2012 till 31-December-2015...
September 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726260/three-year-experience-with-interventional-neuroradiology-for-management-of-cerebral-aneurysms-at-a-single-australian-centre
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Aden McLaughlin, Hal Rice, Laetitia de Viliers, Teresa Withers, David Pearson, Moira Arnell, Kerin Walters, Sarah Czuchwicki, Andrew Bulmer, James Winearls
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade interventional neuroradiology (NR) has become the mainstay of managing cerebral aneurysms. The aim of our study was to review our growing experiences with interventional NR and quantify morbidity and mortality associated with these procedures. METHODS: The electronic medical records of all patients admitted to the Gold Coast (University) Hospital Intensive Care Unit following subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) or elective interventional NR management of cerebral aneurysms between January 2012 and December 2014 were retrieved...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677422/evaluation-of-a-standardized-perioperative-management-protocol-in-the-adult-hematology-anticoagulation-management-service
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Diane J Lum, Patricia A Ross, Martin A Bishop, Michelle L Caetano, Michael B Streiff
BACKGROUND: In North America, 250,000 patients on vitamin K antagonists require surgical procedures each year. Temporary interruption of oral anticoagulation and perioperative bridging therapy with unfractionated heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin are recommended by the American College of Chest Physicians 2012 for select patients. OBJECTIVES: The study objectives are to evaluate adherence and nonadherence to the Johns Hopkins clinic guidelines for perioperative management of anticoagulation and identify bleeding or thromboembolic events during perioperative management of anticoagulation...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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