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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106651/evaluating-the-impact-of-intraoperative-surgical-team-handoffs-on-patient-outcomes
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Lauren E Giugale, Sarah Sears, Erin S Lavelle, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Michael Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of intraoperative personnel handoffs on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy (SCP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SCPs performed at an academic center between 2009 and 2014. We analyzed the number of staff handoffs, defined as any instance a scrub technician (tech) or circulating nurse handed off responsibility for a break or shift change. Outcomes included operative (OR) time and composite variables for major complications (conversion to an open procedure, bladder injury, bowel injury, blood transfusion, infection, ileus, bowel obstruction, readmission, or mesh complication) and prolapse recurrence (prolapse at or beyond the hymen or retreatment)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097858/-the-current-status-of-patient-safety-in-argentina-cross-sectional-study
#2
Lucrecia Arpí, Néstor D Panattieri, Cristina Godio, Verónica Sabio Paz, Nora Dackiewicz
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a priority for healthcare organizations. For the PRONAP´s 2013 final exam, the Quality & Patient Safety Subcommittee and the PRONAP managers designed a survey to be answered by pediatrician students nationwide. It was destined to evaluate attitudes, practices and safety conditions in which they worked. AIM: To assess the current state of practices in patient safety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Setting and sample: PRONAP students (7,438 pediatrician nationwide) who answered 2013 final exam...
1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078762/competence-in-the-use-of-supraglottic-airways-by-australian-surf-lifesavers-for-cardiac-arrest-ventilation-in-a-manikin
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Lachlan Holbery-Morgan, Cara Angel, Michelle Murphy, James Carew, Finn Douglas, Robert Murphy, Natalie Hood, Andrew Rechtman, Christopher Scarff, Nicholas Simpson, Andrew Stewardson, Daniel Steinfort, Sam Radford, Ned Douglas, Douglas Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Lifesavers in Australia are taught to use pocket mask (PM) rescue breathing and bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation, despite evidence that first responders might struggle with these devices. Novices have successfully used the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) Supreme and iGel devices previously, but there has been no previous comparison of the ability to train lifesavers to use the supraglottic airways compared to standard techniques for cardiac arrest ventilation. METHODS: The study is a prospective educational intervention whereby 113 lifesavers were trained to use the LMA and iGel supraglottic airways...
January 11, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071867/identifying-effective-nurse-led-care-transition-interventions-for-older-adults-with-complex-needs-using-a-structured-expert-panel
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Lianne Jeffs, Kerry Kuluski, Madelyn Law, Marianne Saragosa, Sherry Espin, Ella Ferris, Jane Merkley, Brenda Dusek, Monika Kastner, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Nursing plays a central role in facilitating care transitions for complex older adults, yet there is no consensus of the components of nurse-led care transitions interventions to facilitate high quality care transitions among complex older adults. A structured expert panel was established with the purpose of identifying effective nurse-led care transition interventions. METHODS: A modified Delphi consensus technique based on the RAND method was employed...
January 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040386/evaluation-of-new-two-thumb-chest-compression-technique-for-infant-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-performed-by-novice-physicians-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak, Adam Smereka, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
BACKGROUND: The impact of high-quality chest compressions during CPR for the patients' outcome is undisputed, as it is essential for maintaining vital organ perfusion. The aim of our study is to compare the quality of chest compression (CC) and ventilation among the two current standard techniques with our novel "nTTT" technique in infant CPR. METHODS: In this randomized crossover, manikin trial, participants performed CCs using three techniques in a randomized sequence: standard two finger technique (TFT); standard two thumb technique (TTHT), and the 'new two-thumb technique' (nTTT)...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009267/transcription-factor-hand-offs-enhance-motor-neuron-differentiation
#6
Clinton Cave, Shanthini Sockanathan
Rhee et al. (2016) in this issue of Neuron and Velasco et al. (2016) in Cell Stem Cell find that the activity of transcription factors binding sequentially to a series of transient early and late enhancers directs gene expression that is essential for motor neuron differentiation and function.
December 21, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998549/patient-hand-off-initiation-and-evaluation-phone-study-a-randomized-trial-of-patient-handoff-methods
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Jesse Clanton, Aimee Gardner, Michael Subichin, Patrick McAlvanah, William Hardy, Amar Shah, Joel Porter
BACKGROUND: As residency work hour restrictions have tightened, transitions of care have become more frequent. Many institutions dedicate significant time and resources to patient handoffs despite the fact that the ideal method is relatively unknown. We sought to compare the effect of a rigorous formal handoff approach to a minimized but focused handoff process on patient outcomes. METHODS: A randomized prospective trial was conducted at a large teaching hospital over ten months...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974172/advances-in-structural-studies-of-recombination-mediator-proteins
#8
S Korolev
Recombination mediator proteins (RMPs) are critical for genome integrity in all organisms. They include phage UvsY, prokaryotic RecF, -O, -R (RecFOR) and eukaryotic Rad52, Breast Cancer susceptibility 2 (BRCA2) and Partner and localizer of BRCA2 (PALB2) proteins. BRCA2 and PALB2 are tumor suppressors implicated in cancer. RMPs regulate binding of RecA-like recombinases to sites of DNA damage to initiate the most efficient non-mutagenic repair of broken chromosome and other deleterious DNA lesions. Mechanistically, RMPs stimulate a single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) hand-off from ssDNA binding proteins (ssbs) such as gp32, SSB and RPA, to recombinases, activating DNA repair only at the time and site of the damage event...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934555/does-installation-of-the-backstroke-start-device-reduce-15-m-start-time-in-swimming
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Yusuke Ikeda, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Rio Nara, Yasuhiro Baba, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama
The purpose of this study was to determine the installation of the backstroke start device reduces 15-m time. Thirteen college swimmers participated in this study. The aerial start and underwater motions were recorded with two digital video cameras. The center of mass (CM) of the swimmer, angular displacements and velocities of the shoulder, hip and knee joints were calculated. As an indicator of performance, the 5- and 15-m times were measured. The 5- and 15-m times in the backstroke start device condition were significantly shorter than in the non-backstroke start device condition...
January 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916652/exploring-pericyte-and-cardiac-stem-cell-secretome-unveils-new-tactics-for-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Georgina M Ellison-Hughes, Paolo Madeddu
Ischaemic diseases remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite continuous advancements in medical and interventional treatments. Moreover, available drugs reduce symptoms associated with tissue ischaemia, without providing a definitive repair. Cardiovascular regenerative medicine is an expanding field of research that aims to improve the treatment of ischaemic disorders through restorative methods, such as gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and tissue engineering. Stem cell transplantation has salutary effects through direct and indirect actions, the latter being attributable to growth factors and cytokines released by stem cells and influencing the endogenous mechanisms of repair...
December 2, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894249/brief-compression-only-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-training-video-and-simulation-with-homemade-mannequin-improves-cpr-skills
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Gregory K Wanner, Arayel Osborne, Charlotte H Greene
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has traditionally involved classroom-based courses or, more recently, home-based video self-instruction. These methods typically require preparation and purchase fee; which can dissuade many potential bystanders from receiving training. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching compression-only CPR to previously untrained individuals using our 6-min online CPR training video and skills practice on a homemade mannequin, reproduced by viewers with commonly available items (towel, toilet paper roll, t-shirt)...
November 29, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887756/needlestick-injuries-among-healthcare-professionals-in-training-using-the-surgical-time-out-and-hand-off-protocols-to-deter-high-risk-needlesticks
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EDITORIAL
G A Katsevman, J A Braca, C L Sedney, L Hatchett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850010/370-descriptive-analysis-of-hands-off-activity-in-cpr-events-using-real-time-video-data
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Mahsheed Taeb, Jamie Schwartz, Michael Spaeder, Amanda Levin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842502/the-experiences-of-family-members-in-the-nursing-home-to-hospital-transfer-decision
#14
Kathleen Abrahamson, Brittany Bernard, Lara Magnabosco, Arif Nazir, Kathleen T Unroe
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to better understand the experiences of family members in the nursing home to hospital transfer decision making process. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 family members who had recently been involved in a nursing home to hospital transfer decision. RESULTS: Family members perceived themselves to play an advocacy role in their resident's care and interview themes clustered within three over-arching categories: Family perception of the nursing home's capacity to provide medical care: Resident and family choices; and issues at 'hand-off' and the hospital...
November 15, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832586/the-human-microbiome-before-birth
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Martin J Blaser, Maria G Dominguez-Bello
The conservation of the microbiota within humans and other hominids suggests an ancient assembly that has been selected to optimize host fitness. Pregnancy induces changes in the maternal microbiome just before the intergenerational hand-off of the microbiota. Interventions, including peri-partum antibiotics and Cesarean sections, may have unintended effects on babies.
November 9, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803024/directly-comparing-handoff-protocols-for-pediatric-hospitalists
#16
Elizabeth H Lazzara, Robert Riss, Brady Patzer, Dustin C Smith, Y Raymond Chan, Joseph R Keebler, Sarah D Fouquet, Evan M Palmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Handoff protocols are often developed by brainstorming and consensus, and few are directly compared. We hypothesized that a handoff protocol (Flex 11) developed using a rigorous methodology would be more favorable in terms of clinicians' attitudes, behaviors, cognitions, or time-on-task when performing handoffs compared with a prevalent protocol (Situation Background Assessment Recommendation [SBAR]). METHODS: Using a between-groups, randomized control trial design (Flex 11 versus SBAR) during a pilot study in a simulated environment, 20 clinicians (13 attending physicians and 7 residents) received 3 patient handoffs from a standardized physician, managed the patients, and handed off the patients to the same standardized physician...
December 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780740/comparative-performance-assessment-of-commercially-available-automatic-external-defibrillators-a-simulation-and-real-life-measurement-study-of-hands-off-time
#17
Simone Savastano, Vincenzo Vanni, Roman Burkart, Maurizio Raimondi, Fabrizio Canevari, Simone Molinari, Enrico Baldi, Aurora I Danza, Maria Luce Caputo, Romano Mauri, Francois Regoli, Giulio Conte, Claudio Benvenuti, Angelo Auricchio
PURPOSE: Early and good quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) improve cardiac arrest patients' survival. However, AED peri- and post-shock/analysis pauses may reduce CPR effectiveness. METHODS: The time performance of 12 different commercially available AEDs was tested in a manikin based scenario; then the AEDs recordings from the same tested models following the clinical use both in Pavia and Ticino were analyzed to evaluate the post-shock and post-analysis time...
January 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756513/cpr-using-the-lifeline-arm-mechanical-chest-compression-device-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
#18
Lukasz Szarpak, Zenon Truszewski, Lukasz Czyzewski, Michael Frass, Oliver Robak
INTRODUCTION: European Resuscitation Council as well as American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) stress the importance of uninterrupted and effective chest compressions (CCs). Manual CPR decreases in quality of CCs over time because of fatigue which impacts outcome. We report the first study with the Lifeline ARM automated CC device for providing uninterrupted CCs. METHODS: Seventy-eight paramedics participated in this randomized, crossover, manikin trial...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700977/a-simple-evidence-based-intervention-to-improve-care-transitions-for-frail-patients-with-complex-health-conditions-why%C3%A2-didn-t-it-work-as-expected
#19
David McNeil, Roger Strasser, Nancy Lightfoot, Raymond Pong
The transition from hospital to home is a vulnerable period for patients with complex conditions, who are often frail, at risk for adverse events and unable to navigate a system of poorly coordinated care in the post-discharge period. Care transition interventions are seen as effective care coordinating mechanisms for reducing avoidable adverse events associated with the transition of the patient from the hospital to the home. A study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of a care transition intervention involving a hand-off between a hospital-based care transitions nurse and a community-based rapid response nurse...
2016: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668920/two-thumb-encircling-technique-over-the-head-of-patients-in-the-setting-of-lone-rescuer-infant-cpr-occurred-during-ambulance-transfer-a-crossover-simulation-study
#20
Choong Hyun Jo, Gyu Chong Cho, Chang Hee Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the over-the-head 2-thumb encircling technique (OTTT) provides better overall quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation compared with conventional 2-finger technique (TFT) for a lone rescuer in the setting of infant cardiac arrest in ambulance. METHODS: Fifty medical emergency service students were voluntarily recruited to perform lone rescuer infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 2 minutes on a manikin simulating a 3-month-old baby in an ambulance...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
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