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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679397/development-of-tools-to-measure-dignity-for-older-people-in-acute-hospitals
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Marcelle Tauber-Gilmore, Christine Norton, Sue Procter, Trevor Murrells, Gulen Addis, Lesley Baillie, Pauline Velasco, Preet Athwal, Saeema Kayani, Zainab Zahran
BACKGROUND: Dignity is a concept that applies to all patients. Older patients can be particularly vulnerable to experiencing a loss of dignity in hospital. Previous tools developed to measure dignity have been aimed at palliative and end of life care. No tools for measuring dignity in acute hospital care have been reported. OBJECTIVES: To develop tools for measuring patient dignity in acute hospitals. SETTING: A large UK acute hospital. We purposively selected 17 wards where at least 50% of patients are 65 or over...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678257/-functional-status-as-an-independent-risk-factor-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-an-intensive-care-unit
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Federico Gordo, Cristina Castro, Inés Torrejón, Sonia Bartolomé, Francisco Coca, Ana Abella
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of previous functional status in elderly patients admitted to the ICU, estimated by the Barthel and Short Form-Late Life Function and Disability instrument scales, and the relationship with prognosis and functional capacity at hospital discharge. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational prospective study of ICU-admitted patients older than 74 years, with a length of stay greater than 48hours. Demographic data, social background, comorbidities, disability questionnaire (Barthel, Short Form-Late Life Function and Disability instrument), main diagnosis and severity (SAPS 3) on ICU admission were recorded...
April 17, 2018: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677414/a-multistep-approach-to-address-clinican-knowledge-attitudes-and-behavior-around-opioid-prescribing
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Sara Kohlbeck, Brenna Akert, Caroline Pace, Amy Zosel
INTRODUCTION: The Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was implemented in 2013 to reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substance prescriptions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate provider knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding the Wisconsin PDMP before and after study interventions. METHODS: An initial survey of clinicians, a focus group, pre- and posttests for an educational session, and a 3-month follow-up survey were utilized...
March 2018: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677217/optimisation-of-three-dimensional-lower-jaw-resection-margin-planning-using-a-novel-black-bone-magnetic-resonance-imaging-protocol
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Astrid M Hoving, Joep Kraeima, Rutger H Schepers, Hildebrand Dijkstra, Jan Hendrik Potze, Bart Dorgelo, Max J H Witjes
BACKGROUND: MRI is the optimal method for sensitive detection of tumour tissue and pre-operative staging in oral cancer. When jawbone resections are necessary, the current standard of care for oral tumour surgery in our hospital is 3D virtual planning from CT data. 3D printed jawbone cutting guides are designed from the CT data. The tumour margins are difficult to visualise on CT, whereas they are clearly visible on MRI scans. The aim of this study was to change the conventional CT-based workflow by developing a method for 3D MRI-based lower jaw models...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674006/spontaneous-common-bile-duct-perforation-a-rare-clinical-entity
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Melissa Amberger, Noelle Burton, Gayanthia Tissera, Gerard Baltazar, Shani Palmer
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous common bile duct perforation is an uncommon clinical entity in both adults and children. Few case reports have been published since the first clinical description in 1882. Our work has been reported in line with SCARE criteria. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Herein, we describe the case of a 28 year-old female who suffered spontaneous common bile duct perforation while admitted for choledocholithiasis. DISCUSSION: The perforation occurred while in-hospital, and extensive imaging and laboratory tests characterized the disease in detail...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673409/worldwide-audit-of-blood-transfusion-practice-in-critically-ill-patients
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Jean-Louis Vincent, Ulrich Jaschinski, Xavier Wittebole, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Stephan M Jakob, Ghaleb A Almekhlafi, Tommaso Pellis, Swagata Tripathy, Paolo N Rubatto Birri, Yasser Sakr
BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe transfusion practice in critically ill patients at an international level and evaluate the effects of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion on outcomes in these patients. METHODS: This was a pre-planned sub-study of the Intensive Care Over Nations audit, which involved 730 ICUs in 84 countries and included all adult patients admitted between 8 May and 18 May 2012, except admissions for routine postoperative surveillance. RESULTS: ICU and hospital outcomes were recorded...
April 19, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673137/herb-induced-liver-injuries-in-developing-nations-an-update
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Cecilia Nwadiuto Amadi, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
The last few decades have seen a rise in the use of herbal supplements, natural products, and traditional medicines. However, there are growing concerns related to the safety and toxicities of these medicines. These herbal medicines are associated with complications such as liver damage with a high incidence of mortalities and morbidities. Clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic cases with abnormal liver functions tests to sudden and severe liver failure necessitating liver transplantation. This work aimed to review the etiology, risk factors, diagnosis, clinical manifestations and selected clinical case reports of herbal hepatotoxicity in developing nations...
April 17, 2018: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672991/glycaemic-optimization-for-patients-with-cardiac-disease-a-before-and-after-study
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Tripti Joshi, Sarah-Jane Pullen, Alison Gebuehr, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Richard Attia, Shamasunder Halady Acharya
AIM: To investigate if glycaemic profiles and outcomes of patients with diabetes admitted for cardiothoracic surgery or acute coronary syndrome improved after implementation of a structured glycaemia management guideline. METHODS: This is a retrospective before-and-after comparative analysis of outcomes for all consecutive cardiothoracic and acute coronary syndrome patients with diabetes (N = 375), who were admitted at our tertiary-care university-affiliated hospital during the preguideline period (July-December, 2013) and the postguideline period (July-December, 2014)...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672695/new-onset-of-phrenic-nerve-palsy-after-laser-assisted-transvenous-lead-extraction-a-single-centre-experience
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Tardu Özkartal, François Regoli, Giulio Conte, Maria Luce Caputo, Catherine Klersy, Tiziano Moccetti, Angelo Auricchio
Aims: Phrenic nerve palsy (PNP) after mechanical transvenous lead extraction (TLE) was recently described for the first time. We aimed to analyse our TLE database for the presence of PNP. Methods and results: All consecutive patients referred to our institution were included in this study. Every available post-procedural chest X-ray was compared to the routinely performed pre-procedural radiographs. A newly elevated hemidiaphragm ipsilateral to TLE was considered indicative of PNP...
April 16, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672398/evaluating-quality-metrics-and-cost-after-discharge-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-value-in-health-care-following-elective-major-vascular-surgery
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Charles de Mestral, Konrad Salata, Mohamad A Hussain, Ahmed Kayssi, Mohammed Al-Omran, Graham Roche-Nagle
BACKGROUND: Early readmission to hospital after surgery is an omnipresent quality metric across surgical fields. We sought to understand the relative importance of hospital readmission among all health services received after hospital discharge. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize 30-day postdischarge cost and risk of an emergency department (ED) visit, readmission, or death after hospitalization for elective major vascular surgery. METHODS: This is a population-based retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent elective major vascular surgery - carotid endarterectomy, EVAR, open AAA repair, bypass for lower extremity peripheral arterial disease - in Ontario, Canada, between 2004 and 2015...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670383/the-economic-and-clinical-burden-of-early-versus-late-initiation-of-celecoxib-among-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Ahmed Shelbaya, Caitlyn T Solem, Chris Walker, Yin Wan, Courtney Johnson, Joseph C Cappelleri
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the characteristics associated with early versus late initiation of celecoxib treatment after osteoarthritis (OA) diagnosis and whether economic and safety outcomes differ between patients with early versus late initiation of celecoxib. Methods: Adults (≥18 years) with a confirmed OA diagnosis (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Edition, Clinical Modifications code: 715.XX), ≥12 months of continuous pre- and post-index enrollment, and ≥1 post-index claim for celecoxib were included from the MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounter Database (2009-2013)...
2018: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670382/clinical-outcomes-and-health-care-utilization-pre-and-post-laparoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation-of-symptomatic-fibroids-and-laparoscopic-myomectomy-a-randomized-trial-of-uterine-sparing-techniques-trust-in-canada
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Darrien D Rattray, Laura Weins, Lexy C Regush, James M Bowen, Daria O'Reilly, John A Thiel
Objective: The objective of this study was to compare laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of fibroids (Lap-RFA) and laparoscopic myomectomy in terms of 1) health care utilization and 2) serious complication rates. The secondary objectives were comparison of subject responses to validated symptom and quality-of-life questionnaires. We hypothesized that Lap-RFA health care utilization and clinical outcomes would not be worse than those of laparoscopic myomectomy in the aggregate...
2018: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668717/using-the-normalization-process-theory-to-qualitatively-explore-sense-making-in-implementation-of-the-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-programme-it-s-not-rocket-science
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Eileen Sutton, Georgia Herbert, Sorrel Burden, Stephen Lewis, Steve Thomas, Andy Ness, Charlotte Atkinson
INTRODUCTION: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programme (ERAS) is an approach to the perioperative care of patients encompassing multiple interventions and involving a wide range of different actors. It can thus be defined as a complex intervention. Despite the strength of the evidence-base in its support, the implementation of ERAS has been slow. This paper specifically explores the utility of Normalization Process Theory (NPT) as a methodological framework to aid exploration of ERAS implementation, with a focus on the core NPT construct coherence...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666686/evaluation-of-a-clinical-pharmacist-intervention-on-clinical-and-drug-related-problems-among-coronary-heart-disease-inpatients-a-pre-experimental-prospective-study-at-a-general-hospital-in-indonesia
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Vina A Sagita, Anton Bahtiar, Retnosari Andrajati
Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the role of a clinical pharmacist intervention in decreasing subsequent clinical and drug-related problems (DRPs) among coronary heart disease (CHD) inpatients with at least one previous DRP. Methods: This pre-experimental study with a pre-post design was carried out from January to April 2017 among inpatients with at least one previous DRP at a general hospital in Tangerang District, Banten, Indonesia. Clinical and DRPs were documented prospectively by a clinical pharmacist, with DRPs classified using Version 6...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665522/task-shifting-midwifery-support-workers-as-the-second-health-worker-at-a-home-birth-in-the-uk-a-qualitative-study
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Beck Taylor, Catherine Henshall, Laura Goodwin, Sara Kenyon
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally two midwives attend home births in the UK. This paper explores the implementation of a new home birth care model where births to low risk women are attended by one midwife and one Midwifery Support Worker (MSW). DESIGN AND SETTING: The study setting was a dedicated home birth service provided by a large UK urban hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-three individuals over 3 years: 13 home birth midwives, 7 MSWs, 7 commissioners (plan and purchase healthcare), 9 managers, 23 community midwives, 14 hospital midwives...
March 13, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664874/traumatic-brain-injury-and-infectious-encephalopathy-in-children-from-four-resource-limited-settings-in-africa
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Ericka L Fink, Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Shubhada Hooli, Lisine Tuyisenge, Easmon Otupiri, Anthony Fabio, John Gianakas, Patrick M Kochanek, Derek C Angus, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, interventions, and outcomes of children presenting with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Four hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. PATIENTS: Children age 1 day to 17 years old evaluated at the hospital with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of children presenting consecutively over 4 weeks to any hospital department with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664504/contribution-of-the-use-of-basic-telemedicine-tools-to-the-care-of-children-and-adolescents-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-at-the-puerto-montt-hospital-chile
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A S Strickler, J Palma, R Charris, T Candia, M Grez, B González, A King, V Rivera
Children and adolescents with rheumatologic diseases require specialized and comprehensive care, but pediatric rheumatologists and immunologists are concentrated in hospitals with specific, high-cost and modern technology. Considering that some patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) live in rural, remote and limited accessibility areas, the use of Telemedicine (TM) can optimize diag nosis, follow-up and prognosis. OBJECTIVE: Reporting 10 years of experience of a mixed care model: face-to-face and distance, using basic TM; the institutional impact, advantages, disadvantages and acceptance informed by parents and patients...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663124/regional-variations-in-hospital-management-and-post-discharge-mortality-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Héctor Bueno, Xavier Rossello, Stuart Pocock, Frans Van de Werf, Chee Tang Chin, Nicolas Danchin, Stephen W-L Lee, Jesús Medina, Ana Vega, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic variability not explained by patient clinical characteristics is a potential source of avoidable morbidity and mortality. We aimed to explore regional variability in the management and mortality of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: 11,931 NSTE-ACS hospital survivors enrolled in two prospective registries: EPICOR [5625 patients, 555 hospitals, 20 countries in Europe (E) and Latin America (LA), September 2010-March 2011] and EPICOR Asia (6306 patients, 218 hospitals, 8 countries, June 2011-May 2012) were compared among eight pre-defined regions: Northern E (NE), Southern E (SE), Eastern E (EE); Latin America (LA); China (CN), India (IN), South-East Asia (SA), and South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore (KS)...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661752/a-novel-information-retrieval-tool-to-find-hospital-care-team-members-development-and-usability-study
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Kyle Morawski, Craig Monsen, Sukhjit Takhar, Adam Landman
BACKGROUND: Hospital communication among members of a patient's care team is a central part of clinical workflow and consumes a large amount of a health care provider's time. Oftentimes the complexity of hospital care leads to difficulty in finding the appropriate contact, which can lead to inefficiencies and frustration. Squire is a Web-based information retrieval app created to improve the speed and efficiency in reaching the appropriate team member during the care of a hospitalized patient...
April 16, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661626/influence-of-an-independent-quarterly-audit-on-publicly-reported-vancomycin-resistant-enterocococi-bacteremia-data-in-ontario-canada
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Chatura Prematunge, Michelle E Policarpio, Jennie Johnstone, Kwaku Adomako, Emily Nadolny, Freda Lam, Ye Li, Kevin A Brown, Gary Garber
BACKGROUND: All Ontario hospitals are mandated to self-report vancomycin-resistant enterocococi (VRE) bacteremias to Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-term Care for public reporting purposes. Independent quarterly audits of publicly reported VRE bacteremias between September 2013 and June 2015 were carried out by Public Health Ontario. VRE bacteremia case-reporting errors between January 2009 and August 2013 were identified by a single retrospective audit. METHODS: Employing a quasiexperimental pre-post study design, the relative risk of VRE bacteremia reporting errors before and after quarterly audits were modeled using Poisson regression adjusting for hospital type, case counts reported to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, and autocorrelation via generalized estimating equation...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
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