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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780847/community-acquired-respiratory-paramyxovirus-infection-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
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Yasmin Spahr, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Veronika Baettig, Francesca Compagno, Michael Tamm, Jörg Halter, Sabine Gerull, Jakob Passweg, Hans H Hirsch, Nina Khanna
Background: Paramyxoviruses include respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus (PIV), and human metapneumovirus (MPV), which may cause significant respiratory tract infectious disease (RTID) and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). However, clinical data regarding frequency and outcome are scarce. Methods: We identified all paramyxovirus RTIDs in allogeneic HCT recipients diagnosed by multiplex polymerase chain reaction between 2010 and 2014...
May 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779398/handoff-tool-enabling-standardized-transitions-between-the-emergency-department-and-the-hospitalist-inpatient-service-at-a-major-cancer-center
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Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, Srinivas R Banala, David Rubio, Mohamed Ait Aiss, Terry W Rice, Karen Chen, Diane C Bodurka, Carmelita P Escalante
Communication failures during patient handoff can lead to serious errors. A quality improvement team created a standardized handoff tool/process (DE-PASS: Decisive problem requiring admission, Evaluation time, Patient summary, Acute issues/action list, Situation unfinished/awareness, Signed out to) for admitting patients from the emergency department (ED) to the hospitalist inpatient service of a tertiary cancer center. DE-PASS mirrors the institution's ED workflow, stratifies patients as stable/urgent/emergent, and establishes requirements for verbal and email communications between providers...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776790/-modern-treatment-of-mesenteric-ischemia
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Alexandre Nuzzo, Audrey Huguet, Olivier Corcos
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a highly morbid affliction which requires urgent care. Acute mesenteric ischemia consists in an ischemia injury of the small bowel, secondary to vascular insufficiency, either occlusive (thrombosis, embolism, arterial, venous) or non-occlusive (low flow or vasospasm). Given that the superior mesenteric artery supplies the small bowel as well as the right part of the colon, any ischemic process involving the right colon should be considered an acute mesenteric ischemia until proven otherwise...
May 15, 2018: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766123/orthopaedic-traumatology-fundamental-principles-and-current-controversies-for-the-acute-care-surgeon
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REVIEW
Shad K Pharaon, Shawn Schoch, Lucas Marchand, Amer Mirza, John Mayberry
Multiply injured patients with fractures are co-managed by acute care surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons. In most centers, orthopaedic surgeons definitively manage fractures, but preliminary management, including washouts, splinting, reductions, and external fixations, may be performed by selected acute care surgeons. The acute care surgeon should have a working knowledge of orthopaedic terminology to communicate with colleagues effectively. They should have an understanding of the composition of bone, periosteum, and cartilage, and their reaction when there is an injury...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762292/a-dedicated-satellite-trauma-orthopaedic-program-operating-room-safely-increases-capacity
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Peter M Waters, Brian W Yang, Doreen White, Ellen Barth, Vincent Chiang, Arielle Mizrahi-Arnaud, William Sparks
BACKGROUND: Providing high-value care for urgent orthopaedic trauma patients requires effective and timely treatment. Herein, we describe the implementation of an innovative program utilizing the operating room (OR) capacity of a satellite campus to decrease stress on a pediatric tertiary care center without jeopardizing patient safety. METHODS: In addition to the daily emergency surgical room on the main campus, a dedicated orthopaedic trauma surgery OR was established in a satellite hospital location for 3 days per week in the summer and for 2 days per week for the rest of the year...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756457/descriptive-analysis-of-associated-factors-for-urgent-versus-nonurgent-inpatient-spine-transfers-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Gregory D Schroeder, James C McKenzie, David S Casper, Seth Stake, Joseph Buchholz, Chris Kepler, Jeffery A Rihn, Barret I Woods, Kris E Radcliff, I David Kaye, Kristen Nicholson, D Greg Anderson, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Safdar Khan, Mark F Kurd
Patients with spine-associated symptoms are transferred regularly to higher levels of care for operative intervention. It is unclear what factors lead to the transfer of patients with spine pathology to level I care facilities, and which transfers are indicated. All patients with isolated spinal pathology who were transferred from 2011 to 2015 were reviewed. Patients were divided into urgent transfers, defined as anyone who required operative intervention, and nonurgent transfers. Two hundred twenty-seven patients were transferred for isolated spinal pathology over 51 months; 109 (48...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753669/does-the-weekend-effect-for-postoperative-mortality-stand-up-to-scrutiny-association-for-cardiothoracic-anesthesia-and-critical-care-cohort-study-of-110-728-cardiac-surgical-patients
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Olympia Papachristofi, Andrew A Klein, John Mackay, Samer Nashef, Nick S Fletcher, Linda D Sharples
OBJECTIVE: Ongoing debate focuses on whether patients admitted to the hospital on weekends have higher mortality than those admitted on weekdays. Whether this apparent "weekend effect" reflects differing patient risk, care quality differences, or inadequate adjustment for risk during analysis remains unclear. This study aimed to examine the existence of a "weekend effect" for risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected cardiac registry data...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750550/knowledge-of-hiv-testing-guidelines-among-us-internal-medicine-residents-a-decade-after-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-s-routine-hiv-testing-recommendations
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Dima Dandachi, Bich N Dang, Rita Wilson Dib, Harvey Friedman, Thomas Giordano
Ten years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended universal HIV screening, rates remain low. Internal medicine residents are the front-line medical providers for large groups of patients. We evaluated the knowledge of internal medicine residents about HIV testing guidelines and examined adherence to universal HIV testing in an outpatient setting. A cross-sectional survey of internal medicine residents at four residency programs in Chicago was conducted from January to March 2016. Aggregate data on HIV screening were collected from 35 federally qualified community health centers in the Chicago area after inclusion of an HIV testing best practice alert in patients' electronic medical records...
May 2018: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720151/aids-incidence-trends-at-presentation-and-during-follow-up-among-hiv-at-risk-populations-a-15-year-nationwide-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Chun-Yuan Lee, I-An Jen, Yu-Ching Lan, Yung-Feng Yen, Pei-Hung Chuang, Marcelo Chen, Yun Lee, Yi-Ming A Chen
BACKGROUND: Although Taiwan has implemented several important interventions for various HIV-at-risk populations to combat the HIV epidemic, little is known regarding AIDS incidence at presentation and during follow-up among the various HIV-at-risk populations in Taiwan. A better understanding of AIDS incidence trends would help improve patient care and optimize public health strategies aimed at further decreasing HIV-related morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Data from Taiwan Centers for Disease Control-operated Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System and Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (1998-2012) was divided into five cohort periods (consecutive 3-year groups)...
May 3, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716840/terrorist-attack-in-nice-the-experience-of-general-surgeons
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D Massalou, C Ichai, D Mariage, P Baqué
INTRODUCTION: After the attacks in Paris, France was again struck by terrorism in the city of Nice during the night of July 14, 2016. At 22:33 in the evening, a 19-ton truck drove into the crowd of holiday celebrators. The attack resulted in 458 wounded and 86 deaths. The purpose of this study was to describe the management of patients with abdominal trauma admitted alive in our institution, in the context of a massive influx of victims. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the management of adults with abdominal trauma arising from the terrorist attack in Nice...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716787/management-of-acute-retinal-ischemia-follow-the-guidelines
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REVIEW
Valérie Biousse, Fadi Nahab, Nancy J Newman
Acute retinal arterial ischemia, including vascular transient monocular vision loss (TMVL) and branch (BRAO) and central retinal arterial occlusions (CRAO), are ocular and systemic emergencies requiring immediate diagnosis and treatment. Guidelines recommend the combination of urgent brain magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion-weighted imaging, vascular imaging, and clinical assessment to identify TMVL, BRAO, and CRAO patients at highest risk for recurrent stroke, facilitating early preventive treatments to reduce the risk of subsequent stroke and cardiovascular events...
April 28, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699534/high-prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-infections-in-burkina-faso-1996-2017-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-epidemiological-studies
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Moussa Lingani, Tomoyuki Akita, Serge Ouoba, Armel Moumini Sanou, Aya Sugiyama, Zekiba Tarnagda, Masayuki Ohisa, Halidou Tinto, Shunji Mishiro, Junko Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was long considered an important public health concern in Burkina Faso and still represents a major cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis in the active population. To counter the problem, a national strategic plan was developed and adopted in July 2017 to coordinate viral hepatitis elimination's efforts. However evidence to support its implementation remains scanty and scattered. The main purpose of this study was to summarize available information from per-reviewed articles published over the last two decades to accurately estimate the prevalence of HBV infection in Burkina Faso...
April 25, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696071/building-a-scalable-diabetic-limb-preservation-program-four-steps-to-success
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Tanzim Khan, Laura Shin, Stephanie Woelfel, Vincent Rowe, Brittany L Wilson, David G Armstrong
Over the past generation, limb preservation programs and diabetic foot services have begun to proliferate within academic health science centers as well as within health-care systems in general. We describe four key components for a successful program that, developed sequentially with temporal overlap, can allow the program to scale. The first component includes establishment of a 'hot foot line' for urgent emergency department/inpatient referral. The second includes development of a wound-healing clinic to address outpatient care through to remission...
2018: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688823/analysis-of-a-pediatric-telemedicine-program
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Shayan Vyas, Joanne Murren-Boezem, Patricia Solo-Josephson
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine serves millions of patients and is transforming healthcare delivery worldwide. In October of 2015, Nemours Children's Health System began offering direct-to-consumer (DTC) pediatric telemedicine on the Nemours CareConnect (NCC) platform. INTRODUCTION: Currently, there are no descriptive data available on pediatric-specific DTC 24/7 programs. This is the first article to our knowledge that provides data on such a program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective data analysis of the first 1,000 visits was conducted...
April 24, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686455/health-care-providers-perceptions-of-responsibilities-and-resources-to-reduce-type-2-diabetes-risk-after-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sumali S Hewage, Shweta R Singh, Claudia Chi, Jerry K Y Chan, Tong Wei Yew, Wee Meng Han, Joanne Yoong
IN BRIEF Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. This qualitative study aimed to evaluate health care providers' perceptions of care responsibilities and resources related to reducing type 2 diabetes risk among women with previous GDM in Singapore. Health care providers acknowledged a shared responsibility. They felt that they had less understanding of compliance with long-term maintenance of lifestyle change, exacerbated further by fragmentation of follow-up care. The application of more integrated patient-centered care models, combined with greater health literacy, is urgently required in this area...
April 2018: Clinical Diabetes: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667378/alarming-results-of-nosocomial-infections-in-a-multicenter-program-of-surveillance-in-polish-intensive-care-units
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Michał Wałaszek, Anna Różańska, Małgorzata Bulanda, Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach, Polish Society of Hospital Infections Team
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) among patients in intensive care units (ICU) are the most common form of nosocomial infections and they are serious complications of the treatment process. The etiological factors of these infections and the proper antibiotic therapy can influence the effects of patient treatment. The aim of the study was to analyze the epidemiology, microbiology and antibiotic therapy of nosocomial BSI in Polish ICU patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective study covered patients hospitalized in seven ICUs for adults with a general profile, located in southern Poland...
2018: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664768/determinants-of-parent-satisfaction-with-emergency-or-urgent-care-when-the-patient-has-autism
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Sarah F Kirsch, David L Meryash, Bárbara González-Arévalo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that predict parent satisfaction (PS) with their child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)'s visit to a hospital emergency department (ED) or urgent care (UC) center. METHODS: Parents recruited through a national database whose child (3-21 years; N = 378) with ASD had been treated in an ED/UC center within the previous 3 years completed an anonymous on-line questionnaire. They answered questions about whether they were satisfied overall with the visit and the care provided, their demographics, patient characteristics, their expectations and preparation for the visit, and the ED/UC center experience itself, including their observations of staff interpersonal and communication skills (ICSs) and behaviors, and whether the patient was disruptive (D)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662324/clinical-and-molecular-genetic-features-of-hb-h-and-ae-bart-s-diseases-in-central-thai-children
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Chanchai Traivaree, Boonchai Boonyawat, Chalinee Monsereenusorn, Piya Rujkijyanont, Apichat Photia
Background: α-Thalassemia, one of the major thalassemia types in Thailand, is caused by either deletion or non-deletional mutation of one or both α-globin genes. Inactivation of three α-globin genes causes hemoglobin H (Hb H) disease, and the combination of Hb H disease with heterozygous hemoglobin E (Hb E) results in AE Bart's disease. Objective: This study aimed to characterize the clinical and hematological manifestations of 76 pediatric patients with Hb H and AE Bart's diseases treated at Phramongkutklao Hospital, a tertiary care center for thalassemia patients in central Thailand...
2018: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622493/hip-fracture-does-not-belong-in-the-elective-arthroplasty-bundle-presentation-outcomes-and-service-utilization-differ-in-fracture-arthroplasty-care
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William C Schroer, Paul J Diesfeld, Angela R LeMarr, Diane J Morton, Mary E Reedy
BACKGROUND: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reimbursement is the same for hip arthroplasty performed electively for arthritis and urgently for femoral neck fracture. METHODS: An analytic report of hip arthroplasty for a 5-hospital network identified 2362 cases performed from January 2014 to May 2016. Resource utilization was determined using 90-day charges. RESULTS: The fracture population (623 hips) was older (P < .01), had more medical comorbidities (28...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609855/influenza-vaccine-availability-at-urgent-care-centers-in-the-state-of-arizona
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Norman L Beatty, Kelly M Hager, Kyle R McKeown, Francisco Mora, Kathryn R Matthias, David E Nix, Mayar Al Mohajer
We surveyed urgent care centers (UCCs) in the state of Arizona to determine whether they offered the influenza vaccine during the 2016-2017 influenza season. Overall vaccine availability was 80.3% at these facilities. During this season, one-third of the UCCs offered influenza vaccination to children 6 months or older; approximately two-thirds offered influenza vaccination to children and young adults 16 years or older. This is the first study of influenza vaccine availability at UCCs.
March 30, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
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