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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346946/association-between-a-virtual-glucose-management-service-and-glycemic-control-in-hospitalized-adult-patients-an-observational-study
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Robert J Rushakoff, Mary M Sullivan, Heidemarie Windham MacMaster, Arti D Shah, Alvin Rajkomar, David V Glidden, Michael A Kohn
Background: Inpatient hyperglycemia is common and is linked to adverse patient outcomes. New methods to improve glycemic control are needed. Objective: To determine whether a virtual glucose management service (vGMS) is associated with improved inpatient glycemic control. Design: Cross-sectional analyses of three 12-month periods (pre-vGMS, transition, and vGMS) between 1 June 2012 and 31 May 2015. Setting: 3 University of California, San Francisco, hospitals...
March 28, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346284/an-electronic-cardiac-rehabilitation-referral-system-increases-cardiac-rehabilitation-referrals
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James P Pirruccello, Kathleen C Traynor, Pradeep Natarajan, Carol Brown, Michael K Hidrue, Kenneth A Rosenfield, Sekar Kathiresan, Jason H Wasfy
AIM: Although cardiac rehabilitation attendance is associated with improved clinical outcomes for patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), it remains underutilized nationally. We sought to determine whether replacing traditional, paper-based referrals for cardiac rehabilitation for patients with AMI with an electronic referral system would increase utilization. METHODS AND RESULTS: We implemented the change from traditional, paper-based referrals to electronic referrals at the Massachusetts General Hospital on 10 December 2013...
March 24, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346260/effectiveness-analysis-of-a-part-time-rapid-response-system-during-operation-versus-nonoperation
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Youlim Kim, Dong Seon Lee, Hyunju Min, Yun Young Choi, Eun Young Lee, Inae Song, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, You Hwan Jo, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee, Sang Hwan Do, Yeon Joo Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of a part-time rapid response system on the occurrence rate of cardiopulmonary arrest by comparing the times of rapid response system operation versus nonoperation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A 1,360-bed tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Adult patients admitted to the general ward were screened. Data were collected over 36 months from rapid response system implementation (October 2012 to September 2015) and more than 45 months before rapid response system implementation (January 2009 to September 2012)...
March 24, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343179/nulliparous-teenagers-and-preterm-birth-in-california
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Jonathan A Mayo, Bat Zion Shachar, David K Stevenson, Gary M Shaw
BACKGROUND: Young maternal age is one of the numerous risk factors for delivery before 37 weeks of gestation, yet the mechanisms are unclear. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the association between teenagers and the risk of preterm birth (PTB) in a large and recent cohort study. METHODS: We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using 2007-2011 California birth certificate records linked with hospital discharge indices and United States census data for nulliparous 13-20 year olds who gave birth to singletons...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342652/effective-hospital-wide-education-in-hemorrhage-control
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James R Hegvik, Sarah K Spilman, Sherry D Olson, Carrie A Gilchrist, Richard A Sidwell
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable traumatic death. Bleeding victims must receive immediate medical attention to save lives, and the first opportunity to control bleeding after trauma often comes from bystanders. Educating the general public is important for improving outcomes for hemorrhaging victims, and it is imperative for all people, including those with no clinical training, to have the knowledge to respond until trained medical specialists arrive...
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340860/association-of-pre-hospital-theophylline-use-and-mortality-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-with-sepsis
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Yu-Ning Shih, Yung-Tai Chen, Hsi Chu, Chia-Jen Shih, Shuo-Ming Ou, Yen-Tao Hsu, Ran-Chou Chen, Sadeq A Quraishi, Imoigele P Aisiku, Raghu R Seethala, Gyorgy Frendl, Peter C Hou
BACKGROUND: Although theophylline has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, the therapeutic use of theophylline before sepsis is unknown. The aim of our study was to determine the effect of theophylline on COPD patients presenting with sepsis. METHODS: This nationwide, population-based, propensity score-matched analysis used data from the linked administrative databases of Taiwan's National Health Insurance program. Patients with COPD who were hospitalized for sepsis between 2000 and 2011 were divided into theophylline users and non-users...
April 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340840/short-term-results-of-heartmate-3-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-for-end-stage-heart-failure
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P Ozturk, S Ertugay, C Sahutoglu, C Engin, S Nalbantgil, T Yagdi, M Ozbaran
OBJECTIVE: To report our initial experience with Heartmate 3 ventricular assist device (HM3) in cases with end-stage heart failure (ESHF). METHODS: Charts of 8 ESHF patients who underwent HM3 implantation in our clinic from January to June 2016 (group 1) and 16 patients who underwent HM2 implantation during 2015 (group 2) were reviewed retrospectively. Demographics as well as pre- and early postoperative medical data were noted and statistically analyzed between the 2 groups...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340839/incidence-of-early-acute-kidney-injury-in-lung-transplant-patients-a-single-center-experience
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M K Balci, M Vayvada, C Salturk, C A Kutlu, E Ari
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in the early period of lung transplantation (LTx). We aimed to describe the incidence and perioperative risk factors associated with AKI following LTx. METHODS: Clinical data of 30 patients who underwent LTx were retrospectively reviewed. Primary outcomes were development of AKI and patient mortality within 30 postoperative days. Postoperative AKI is determined based on creatinine criteria from Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) classification...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335764/health-care-cost-associated-with-the-use-of-enzyme-inducing-and-non-enzyme-active-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-uk-a-long-term-retrospective-matched-cohort-study
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Simon Borghs, Solène Thieffry, Matthias Noack-Rink, Peter Dedeken, Lai San Hong, Laura Byram, John Logan, Jane Chan, Victor Kiri
BACKGROUND: Some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) induce expression of hepatic enzymes. This can contribute to comorbidities via interference with metabolic pathways and concomitant drug metabolization, thereby increasing the likelihood of health care interventions. Using medical records, we compared the direct health care cost in patients initiating epilepsy therapy with enzyme-inducing AEDs (EIAEDs) vs non-enzyme-active AEDs (nEAAEDs) over up to 12 years. METHODS: Patients with untreated epilepsy were indexed in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics database when prescribed a new EIAED or nEAAED between January 2001 and December 2010...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333925/video-based-educational-intervention-associated-with-improved-stroke-literacy-self-efficacy-and-patient-satisfaction
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Mary Carter Denny, Farhaan Vahidy, Kim Y T Vu, Anjail Z Sharrief, Sean I Savitz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Interventions are needed to improve stroke literacy among recent stroke survivors. We developed an educational video for patients hospitalized with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: A 5-minute stroke education video was shown to our AIS and ICH patients admitted from March to June 2015. Demographics and a 5-minute protocol Montreal Cognitive Assessment were also collected. Questions related to stroke knowledge, self-efficacy, and patient satisfaction were answered before, immediately after, and 30 days after the video...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332195/skin-cancer-history-sun-related-attitudes-behaviour-and-sunburn-among-renal-transplant-recipients-versus-general-population
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Vivian Ka Ying Leung, Suzanne Jane Dobbinson, David Josef Goodman, John Kanellis, Alvin Heong Chong
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Renal transplant recipients (RTR) have both an excessive skin cancer incidence and a high mortality rate. In Australia RTR receive extensive public education on skin cancer and many undergo further education pre/post-transplant. This study examines whether RTR have sufficiently rigorous sun protection behaviour compared with the general population. METHODS: Altogether 179 RTR from two large Melbourne hospitals involving skin clinic teams in patient care were recruited to undergo cross-sectional telephone interviews...
March 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331990/a-patient-s-perception-of-their-hospital-stay-influences-the-functional-outcome-and-satisfaction-of-total-knee-arthroplasty
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N D Clement, D Macdonald, R Burnett, A H R W Simpson, C R Howie
INTRODUCTION: To assess whether patient satisfaction with their hospital stay influences the early outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: During a 5-year period patients undergoing primary TKA at the study centre had prospective outcome data recorded (n = 2264). The Oxford knee score (OKS) and the short form (SF)-12 were recorded pre-operatively and 1 year post-operatively when satisfaction with their TKA was also assessed. Patient satisfaction with their hospital stay was also evaluated and their reasons for it were qualitatively documented...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330932/respond-a-programme-to-prevent-secondary-falls-in-older-people-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-a-fall-protocol-for-an-economic-evaluation
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R T Morello, R L Morris, K D Hill, T P Haines, G Arendts, J Redfern, C D Etherton-Beer, J A Lowthian, C A Brand, D Liew, J J Watts, A L Barker
BACKGROUND: Falls remain common for community-dwelling older people and impose a substantial economic burden to the healthcare system. RESPOND is a novel falls prevention programme that aims to reduce secondary falls and fall injuries among older people who present to a hospital emergency department (ED) with a fall. The present protocol describes a prospective economic evaluation examining the incremental cost-effectiveness of the RESPOND programme, compared with usual care practice, from the Australian health system perspective...
April 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328692/experience-with-a-care-process-model-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Lina Patel, Jeff Michael, Nancy Allen, Lisa Schroeder, Lisa Berglund, Jason G Newland
OBJECTIVES: Care process models (CPMs) for certain conditions have improved clinical outcomes in children. This study describes the implementation and impact of a CPM for the evaluation of musculoskeletal infections in a pediatric emergency department (ED). METHODS: A retrospective pre-post intervention study was performed to analyze the impact of a musculoskeletal infection CPM. Patients were identified retrospectively through electronic order history for imaging of an extremity or joint and recommended laboratory tests...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328648/the-economic-and-clinical-impact-of-sustained-use-of-a-progressive-mobility-program-in-a-neuro-icu
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Jeannette M Hester, Peggy R Guin, Gale D Danek, Jaime R Thomas, William L Titsworth, Richard K Reed, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Brenda G Fahy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a progressive mobility program in a neurocritical care population with the hypothesis that the benefits and outcomes of the program (e.g., decreased length of stay) would have a significant positive economic impact. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcome data before, immediately following, and 2 years after implementation of the Progressive Upright Mobility Protocol Plus program (UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL) involving a series of planned movements in a sequential manner with an additional six levels of rehabilitation in the neuro-ICU at UF Health Shands Hospital...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326162/trauma-informed-care-for-children-in-the-ambulance-international-survey-among-pre-hospital-providers
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Eva Alisic, Mark P Tyler, Melita J Giummarra, Rahim Kassam-Adams, Juul Gouweloos, Markus A Landolt, Nancy Kassam-Adams
Background: Pre-hospital providers, such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians, are in a position to provide key emotional support to injured children and their families. Objective: Our goal was to examine (a) pre-hospital providers' knowledge of traumatic stress in children, attitudes towards psychosocial aspects of care, and confidence in providing psychosocial care, (b) variations in knowledge, attitudes, and confidence according to demographic and professional characteristics, and (c) training preferences of pre-hospital providers regarding psychosocial care to support paediatric patients and their families...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325735/rescue-preoperative-treatment-with-lugol-s-solution-in-uncontrolled-graves-disease
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Jan Calissendorff, Henrik Falhammar
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease is a common cause of hyperthyroidism. Three therapies have been used for decades: pharmacologic therapy, surgery and radioiodine. In case of adverse events, especially agranulocytosis or hepatotoxicity, pre-treatment with Lugol's solution containing iodine/potassium-iodide to induce euthyroidism before surgery could be advocated but has rarely been reported. METHOD: All patients hospitalised due to uncontrolled hyperthyroidism at the Karolinska University Hospital 2005-2015 and treated with Lugol's solution were included...
March 21, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324802/pelvic-exenteration-case-series-a-single-surgeon-s-experience-at-one-institution-in-trinidad-and-tobago
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Ravi Maharaj, Vandana Devika Sookdeo, Maurice Fortuné, Meenakshi Akhilesh, Chalapathi Rao Adidam Venkata, Wayne Mohammed, Dave Harnanan, Wayne A Warner
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic exenteration (PE) is an ultra-radical surgical procedure characterized by the en bloc resection of the pelvic organs. METHODS: In this case series, we report retrospectively on four patients who underwent PE in Trinidad and Tobago from 2012 to 2016. One male patient had rectal cancer while one each of three women had cervical, colon, or rectal cancer. RESULTS: Early postoperative complications (≤30days) occurred in all patients, while late complications (>30days) occurred in one patient (Grade 1 - Clavien-Dindo classification)...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322651/the-effect-of-spiritual-care-on-stress-levels-of-mothers-in-nicu
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Dilek Küçük Alemdar, Funda Kardaş Özdemir, Fatma Güdücü Tüfekci
Hospitalization of an infant is a difficult situation for the family, and parents require support from the health care team during this difficult time. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of spiritual care on levels of stress in mothers with infants in a neonatal intensive care unit. This spiritual care study was performed by comparing control and spiritual care pre- and posttest groups. The study population included 62 mothers. The Mother-Baby Introductory Information Form and the Parental Stressor Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (PSS:NICU) were used for data collection...
January 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321579/performance-of-three-generations-of-xpert-mrsa-in-routine-practice-approaching-the-aim
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H Jacqmin, A Schuermans, S Desmet, J Verhaegen, V Saegeman
The aim of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the performance of the Xpert MRSA assay in routine practice and its current use in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting of our hospital, since a pre-emptive isolation strategy has been applied. A total of 6473 patients were routinely screened with ESwab for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using three generations of rapid real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) (Cepheid GeneXpert) over three consecutive periods of time. Performance was evaluated using broth enrichment culture as the reference method...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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