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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541870/palmoplantar-pustulosis-a-cross-sectional-analysis-in-germany
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Dagmar Wilsmann-Theis, Arnd Jacobi, Yvonne Frambach, Sandra Philipp, Ansgar Weyergraf, Tillmann Schill, Kirsten Steinz, Sascha Gerdes, Rotraut Mössner
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) is a recalcitrant chronic inflammatory skin disease. Data relevant for the medical care of patients with PPP are scarce. Thus, the aim of this work was to investigate the disease burden, clinical characteristics, and comorbidity of PPP patients in Germany. PATIENTS AND METHODS: PPP patients were examined in a crosssectional study at seven specialized psoriasis centers in Germany. RESULTS: Of the 172 included patients with PPP, 79...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540899/gender-differences-in-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-general-population-towards-organ-donation-an-indian-perspective
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Vijayalakshmi Poreddi, T S Sunitha, Rohini Thimmaiah, Suresh Bada Math
Globally, shortage of organs available for organ transplantation is a major problem. Studies assessing awareness and attitudes towards organ donation are limited from India. The aim of this study is to assess gender differences in the perceptions and attitude of general population toward organ donation. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out among randomly selected patient relatives (n = 193) at the outpatient department of a tertiary care center. Data were collected through face-to-face interview using a structured questionnaire...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537413/two-stage-surgical-treatment-of-inferior-vena-cava-traumatic-rupture-including-urgent-transport-to-a-specialized-unit
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J Kristek, P Hromádka, M Konarik, J Froněk
Inferior vena cava injury as well as major liver injury remains a formidable treatment challenge. The most imminent danger is life-threatening bleeding. In this report, we present a case of polytrauma (Injury Severity Score 35) with arupture of the juxtahepatic inferior vena cava which was successfully treated using two-stage approach. The first part of the treatment consisted of damage control laparotomy at a level I trauma center. After stabilization, the patient was air-transported to receive the definitive treatment at a tertiary care facility experienced in hepatopancreatobiliary and transplantation surgery...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536092/a-personalized-and-interactive-web-based-health-care-innovation-to-advance-the-quality-of-life-and-care-of-patients-with-heart-failure-acquire-hf-a-mixed-methods-feasibility-study
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Susanne S Pedersen, Thomas Schmidt, Søren Jensen Skovbakke, Uffe Kock Wiil, Kenneth Egstrup, Kim G Smolderen, John A Spertus
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a progressive, debilitating, and complex disease, and due to an increasing incidence and prevalence, it represents a global health and economic problem. Hence, there is an urgent need to evaluate alternative care modalities to current practice to safeguard a high level of care for this growing population. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to examine the feasibility of engaging patients to use patient-centered and personalized tools coupled with a Web-based, shared care and interactive platform in order to empower and enable them to live a better life with their disease...
May 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498199/incorporating-alternative-care-site-characteristics-into-estimates-of-substitutable-ed-visits
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Nathan Seth Trueger, Kao-Ping Chua, Aamir Hussain, Aisha T Liferidge, Stephen R Pitts, Jesse M Pines
BACKGROUND: Several recent efforts to improve health care value have focused on reducing emergency department (ED) visits that potentially could be treated in alternative care sites (ie, primary care offices, retail clinics, and urgent care centers). Estimates of the number of these visits may depend on assumptions regarding the operating hours and functional capabilities of alternative care sites. However, methods to account for the variability in these characteristics have not been developed...
May 11, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493202/is-measurement-of-renal-function-necessary-for-all-trauma-patients-before-iodinated-contrast-administration
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Haddon Pantel, Kristian D Stensland, Jeffrey Hashim, Michael Rosenblatt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors at the time of presentation which could quickly exclude or identify renal dysfunction in blunt trauma patients, thus negating serum measurement of renal function prior to contrast-enhanced imaging and expediting care. METHODS: Patients, >18 years old, without renal failure, presenting after blunt trauma, with serum creatinine measured at presentation, were retrospectively studied at a single center. Variables recorded at presentation including vitals, mechanism, and past medical history were analyzed using multivariate regression analysis to identify independent predictors of abnormal renal function...
May 11, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485350/a-case-series-of-salvage-ccnu-in-high-grade-glioma-who-have-previously-received-temozolomide-from-a-tertiary-care-institute-in-mumbai
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V M Patil, R Abhinav, R Tonse, S Epari, T Gupta, R Jalali
INTRODUCTION: In our center, we routinely use CCNU (Lomustine) as salvage treatment in high-grade glioma patients who cannot afford bevacizumab. This exploratory analysis was done to report the efficacy and toxicity associated with this regimen. METHODS: Patients who were treated with salvage CCNU (postexposure to temozolomide) between January 2015 and August 2016 were included for this retrospective analysis. SPSS version 16 was used for this analysis. Time-to-event analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481843/vha-patient-centered-medical-home-associated-with-lower-rate-of-hospitalizations-and-specialty-care-among-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Ian Randall, David C Mohr, Charles Maynard
OBJECTIVE: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implemented a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, termed Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT), in 2010. We assessed the association between PACT and the use of health services among U.S. veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: VHA clinical and administrative data were obtained for the pre-PACT period of April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 and post-PACT period of June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012...
May 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478747/creation-of-a-virtual-antidotes-network-between-pharmacy-departments-of-catalan-hospitals
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Raquel Aguilar-Salmerón, Edurne Fernández de Gamarra-Martínez, Milagros García-Peláez, Antoni Broto-Sumalla, Lidia Martínez-Sánchez, Santiago Nogué-Xarau
Objetive: To design a virtual antidote network between hospitals that could help to locate on-line those hospitals that stocked those antidotes with the highest difficulty in terms of availability, and ensured that the medication was loaned in case of necessity. METHODS: The application was developed by four hospital pharmacists and two clinical toxicologists with the support of a Healthcare Informatics Consultant Company. RESULTS: The antidotes network in Catalonia, Spain, was launched in July 2015...
May 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466755/perioperative-management-of-cardiac-transplant-recipients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery-unique-challenges-created-by-advancements-in-care
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Paul T Jurgens, Christina L Aquilante, Robert L Page, Amrut V Ambardekar
Advancements in postcardiac transplant care have resulted in significant reductions in morbidity and increased life expectancy for cardiac transplant recipients. Consequently, many cardiac transplant recipients are living long enough to require subsequent noncardiac surgery. The perioperative care of heart transplant recipients presents a unique challenge as many of the common preoperative risk assessments do not apply to a transplanted heart, immunosuppressive medications have side effects and potential for drug-drug interactions, and the denervated heart results in an altered autonomic physiology and response to medications...
May 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464172/initial-experience-of-a-primary-urgent-care-clinic-curriculum-and-subspecialty-lectureship-series-implementation-in-a-los-angeles-county-hospital
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Harsh Agrawal, Anna Martinez, Elizabeth R Volkmann, Oleg Melamed, Soma Wali
OBJECTIVES: Urgent care clinics are extremely busy in the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) County hospital system. We determined that residents and medical students in the internal medicine residency program who are rotating through these clinics did not receive enough teaching during their rotation. We decided to create and implement an urgent care curriculum and lectures to help achieve structure for the rotation. The goal of this series was to educate and assist residents in the primary care setting to comfortably manage subspecialty conditions, help reduce the already-overwhelmed county subspecialty referral system, and promote learning...
May 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461353/the-medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-and-the-corporate-transformation-of-american-medicine
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Lawrence P Casalino
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may accelerate the movement of physicians into corporate employment by hospitals and, to a lesser extent, by health insurers and other corporations. This article briefly summarizes the demographics of US physician practice, the potential advantages and disadvantages of physician employment by large corporations, and the evidence to date on the performance of large versus small physician practices and hospital-employed versus independent physicians...
May 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451485/anterior-cervical-infection-presentation-and-incidence-of-an-uncommon-postoperative-complication
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George M Ghobrial, James S Harrop, Rick C Sasso, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Paul M Arnold, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, Anthony F De Giacomo, Bruce C Jobse, Ra'Kerry K Rahman, Sara E Thompson, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multi-institutional case series. OBJECTIVE: The anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) affords the surgeon the flexibility to treat a variety of cervical pathologies, with the majority being for degenerative and traumatic indications. Limited data in the literature describe the presentation and true incidence of postoperative surgical site infections. METHODS: A retrospective multicenter case series study was conducted involving 21 high-volume surgical centers from the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network, selected for their excellence in spine care and clinical research infrastructure and experience...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445873/pregnancy-outcomes-in-patients-with-glomerular-disease-attending-a-single-academic-center-in-north-carolina
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Michelle M O'Shaughnessy, Meghan A Jobson, Katy Sims, Abigail L Liberty, Patrick H Nachman, William F Pendergraft
BACKGROUND: Contemporary data regarding pregnancy outcomes in US patients with primary glomerular diseases are lacking. We aimed to report fetal and maternal outcomes among women with biopsy-proven primary glomerular disease who received obstetric care at a single large academic US center. METHODS: All women with a biopsy-confirmed primary glomerular disease diagnosis and without end-stage kidney disease who received obstetric care at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals (1996-2015) were identified using the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network registry and the UNC Hospitals Perinatal Database...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435501/impact-of-clinical-decision-support-on-radiography-for-acute-ankle-injuries-a-randomized-trial
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Shahein Tajmir, Ali S Raja, Ivan K Ip, James Andruchow, Patricia Silveira, Stacy Smith, Ramin Khorasani
INTRODUCTION: While only 15-20% of patients with foot and ankle injuries presenting to urgent care centers have clinically significant fractures, most undergo radiography. We examined the impact of electronic point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) on adherence to the Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR), as well as use and yield of foot and ankle radiographs in patients with acute ankle injury. METHODS: We obtained institutional review board approval for this randomized controlled study performed April 18, 2012-December 15, 2013...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431848/epidemiology-of-device-associated-infections-in-an-intensive-care-unit-of-a-teaching-hospital-in-nepal-a-prospective-surveillance-study-from-a-developing-country
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Santosh Dahal, Jaya Prasad Singh, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Hari Prasad Kattel, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel
BACKGROUND: Device-associated health care-acquired infections (DA-HAIs) in intensive care unit patients are a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and increased health care costs. METHODS: A prospective, structured clinicomicrobiological surveillance was carried out for 3 common DA-HAIs: ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) present in the patients of an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital in Nepal...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393128/prevalence-and-predictors-of-mental-health-among-farmworkers-in-southeastern-anatolia-of-turkey
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Zeynep Simsek, Ayşana Zehra Keklik, Canan Demir, Kerim M Munir
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems represent a major component of the global burden of disease. The primary objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and predictors of psychological wellbeing among farmworkers and to evaluate their mental health services need for in rural primary health care settings. METHODS: The study sample comprised 1855 farmworkers (918 women, and 937 men) who were selected using probability cluster sampling method at 95% confidence interval (87...
January 2017: Int J Environ Agric Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392599/a-call-to-promote-healthcare-justice-a-summary-of-integrated-outpatient-clinics-exemplifying-principles-of-catholic-social-teaching
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Nicole P Waters, Trenton Schmale, Allison Goetz, Jason T Eberl, Jessica H Wells
There is an urgent need to promote healthcare justice for patients as well as members of the healthcare team including physicians. In this article, we explain how principles of Catholic social teaching (i.e., dignity of the individual, common good, destination of goods, solidarity, and subsidiarity) are applied to health care, by featuring various types of outpatient clinics including free, charitable-direct primary care, hybrid, federally qualified health center, and rural health clinic. We describe how attempts have been made to improve the quality and access of health care by creating new medical schools (i...
February 2017: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375958/evidence-based-practice-standard-care-for-acute-pain-management-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-an-urgent-care-center
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Sunghee Kim, Ron Brathwaite, Ook Kim
BACKGROUND: Vaso-occlusive episodes (VOEs) with sickle cell disease (SCD) require opioid treatment. Despite evidence to support rapid pain management within 30 minutes, care for these patients does not consistently meet this benchmark. This quality improvement study sought to decrease the first analgesic administration time, increase patient satisfaction, and expedite patient flow. METHODS: A prospective pre-/postevaluation design was used to evaluate outcomes with patients 18 years or older with VOEs in an urgent care (UC) center after implementation of evidence-based practice standard care (EBPSC)...
April 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371896/an-analysis-of-patient-provider-secure-messaging-at-two-veterans-health-administration-medical-centers-message-content-and-resolution-through-secure-messaging
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Stephanie L Shimada, Beth Ann Petrakis, James A Rothendler, Maryan Zirkle, Shibei Zhao, Hua Feng, Gemmae M Fix, Mustafa Ozkaynak, Tracey Martin, Sharon A Johnson, Bengisu Tulu, Howard S Gordon, Steven R Simon, Susan S Woods
Objective: We sought to understand how patients and primary care teams use secure messaging (SM) to communicate with one another by analyzing secure message threads from 2 Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. Methods: We coded 1000 threads of SM communication sampled from 40 primary care teams. Results: Most threads (94.5%) were initiated by patients (90.4%) or caregivers (4.1%); only 5.5% were initiated by primary care team members proactively reaching out to patients...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
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