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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817503/interprovider-communication-using-a-scheduled-provider-alert-response-communication-system-in-3-inpatient-neurology-units
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James E Siegler, Dan Finegan, Scott E Kasner, Raymond S Price
BACKGROUND: Nonemergent communications between nursing staff and residents often occur randomly throughout the workday at teaching institutions, resulting in inefficiency and interruptions of scheduled resident educational conferences or periods of overnight rest. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether a quality improvement communication strategy can reduce interruptive notifications during scheduled resident didactic sessions. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, mixed-methods trial of a communication strategy between nurses and residents in 3 neurology units of an academic institution...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803447/registration-free-automatic-identification-of-gold-fiducial-markers-in-mri-target-delineation-images-for-prostate-radiotherapy
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Christian Gustafsson, Juha Korhonen, Emilia Persson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson, Tufve Nyholm, Lars E Olsson
PURPOSE: The superior soft tissue contrast of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) has urged the integration of MRI and elimination of CT in radiotherapy treatment (RT) for prostate. An intraprostatic gold fiducial marker (GFM) appear hyperintense on CT. On T2 weighted (T2w) MRI target delineation images the GFM appear as a small signal void similar to calcifications and post biopsy fibrosis. It can therefore be difficult to identify the markers without CT...
August 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802519/espen-guidelines-on-nutritional-support-for-polymorbid-internal-medicine-patients
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Filomena Gomes, Philipp Schuetz, Lisa Bounoure, Peter Austin, María Ballesteros-Pomar, Tommy Cederholm, Jane Fletcher, Alessandro Laviano, Kristina Norman, Kalliopi-Anna Poulia, Paula Ravasco, Stephane M Schneider, Zeno Stanga, C Elizabeth Weekes, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Polymorbidity (also known as multimorbidity) - defined as the co-occurrence of at least two chronic health conditions - is highly prevalent, particularly in the hospitalized population. Nonetheless, clinical guidelines largely address individual diseases and rarely account for polymorbidity. The aim of this project was to develop guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid patients hospitalized in medical wards. METHODS: The methodology used for the development of the current project follows the standard operating procedures for ESPEN guidelines...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799475/can-staff-be-supported-to-deliver-compassionate-care-through-implementing-schwartz-rounds-in-community-and-mental-health-services
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Michelle Farr, Rhiannon Barker
Schwartz Rounds are evidence-based interdisciplinary discussions where health care staff can share experiences of the emotional and social aspects of care, to support improvements in patient care. Developed in acute services, they are now being implemented in various settings including U.K. community and mental health services where their implementation has not been researched. Realist evaluation was used to analyze three community and mental health case studies of Round implementation, involving Round observations ( n = 5), staff interviews ( n = 22), and post-Round evaluation sheets ( n = 206)...
September 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799356/a-cavitation-transition-in-the-energy-landscape-of-simple-cohesive-liquids-and-glasses
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Y Elia Altabet, Frank H Stillinger, Pablo G Debenedetti
In particle systems with cohesive interactions, the pressure-density relationship of the mechanically stable inherent structures sampled along a liquid isotherm (i.e., the equation of state of an energy landscape) will display a minimum at the Sastry density ρS. The tensile limit at ρS is due to cavitation that occurs upon energy minimization, and previous characterizations of this behavior suggested that ρS is a spinodal-like limit that separates all homogeneous and fractured inherent structures. Here, we revisit the phenomenology of Sastry behavior and find that it is subject to considerable finite-size effects, and the development of the inherent structure equation of state with system size is consistent with the finite-size rounding of an athermal phase transition...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793906/the-impact-of-a-hospital-electronic-prescribing-and-medication-administration-system-on-medication-administration-safety-an-observational-study
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Seetal Jheeta, Bryony Dean Franklin
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore the impact of the implementation of an electronic prescribing and medication administration system (ePA) on the safety of medication administration in an inpatient hospital setting. Objectives were to compare the prevalence and types of: 1) medication administration errors, and 2) documentation discrepancies, between a paper and an ePA system. Additionally, we wanted to describe any observed changes to medication administration practices...
August 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792114/early-psychosis-workforce-development-core-competencies-for-mental-health-professionals-working-in-the-early-psychosis-field
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Helen Osman, Anthony F Jorm, Eoin Killackey, Shona Francey, Dianne Mulcahy
AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the core competencies required of mental health professionals working in the early psychosis field, which could function as an evidence-based tool to support the early psychosis workforce and in turn assist early psychosis service implementation and strengthen early psychosis model fidelity. METHOD: The Delphi method was used to establish expert consensus on the core competencies. In the first stage, a systematic literature search was conducted to generate competency items...
August 9, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781007/critical-care-nursing-interventions-and-the-time-required-for-their-completion-in-intensive-care-units-a-delphi-study
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Xavier Palomar-Aumatell, Mireia Subirana-Casacuberta, Raimon Mila-Villarroel
OBJECTIVE: To determine which interventions within the Nursing Interventions Classification are most often applied in intensive care units and to validate the time required for each. METHODOLOGY: A three-stage e-Delphi was conducted; 21 panelists were recruited, seven manager nurses and 14 clinical nurses with higher degrees and more than five years experience in intensive care nursing. The first round explored the most common interventions applied. Additionally, panelists were asked to propose others...
August 3, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780953/the-delphi-technique-in-radiography-education-research
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J St John-Matthews, M J Wallace, L Robinson
OBJECTIVES: To describe and review the Delphi technique as a tool for radiographers engaged in mixed-methods research whereby agreement is required on the proficiencies needed by educational programmes for pre- and post- registration radiographers. This is achieved through a description offering a brief history of the technique. Through a literature search, radiography education research using this technique is identified. A protocol for a research project using the technique is presented...
September 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780546/identifying-and-prioritising-systematic-review-topics-with-public-health-stakeholders-a-protocol-for-a-modified-delphi-study-in-switzerland-to-inform-future-research-agendas
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Dyon Hoekstra, Margot Mütsch, Christina Kien, Ansgar Gerhardus, Stefan K Lhachimi
INTRODUCTION: The Cochrane Collaboration aims to produce relevant and top priority evidence that responds to existing evidence gaps. Hence, research priority setting (RPS) is important to identify which potential research gaps are deemed most important. Moreover, RPS supports future health research to conform both health and health evidence needs. However, studies that are prioritising systematic review topics in public health are surprisingly rare. Therefore, to inform the research agenda of Cochrane Public Health Europe (CPHE), we introduce the protocol of a priority setting study on systematic review topics in several European countries, which is conceptualised as pilot...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768629/gripp2-reporting-checklists-tools-to-improve-reporting-of-patient-and-public-involvement-in-research
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S Staniszewska, J Brett, I Simera, K Seers, C Mockford, S Goodlad, D G Altman, D Moher, R Barber, S Denegri, A Entwistle, P Littlejohns, C Morris, R Suleman, V Thomas, C Tysall
Background While the patient and public involvement (PPI) evidence base has expanded over the past decade, the quality of reporting within papers is often inconsistent, limiting our understanding of how it works, in what context, for whom, and why.Objective To develop international consensus on the key items to report to enhance the quality, transparency, and consistency of the PPI evidence base. To collaboratively involve patients as research partners at all stages in the development of GRIPP2.Methods The EQUATOR method for developing reporting guidelines was used...
August 2, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765241/a-multicenter-nominal-group-study-to-rank-outcomes-important-to-patients-and-their-representation-in-existing-composite-outcome-measures-for-psoriatic-arthritis
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William Tillett, Emma Dures, Sarah Hewlett, Philip S Helliwell, Oliver FitzGerald, Melanie Brooke, Jana James, Jane Lord, Clive Bowen, Martin de Wit, Ana-Maria Orbai, Neil McHugh
OBJECTIVE: To rank outcomes identified as important to patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and examine their representation in existing composite measures. METHODS: Seven nominal group technique (NGT) meetings took place at 4 hospital sites. Two sorting rounds were conducted to generate a shortlist of outcomes followed by a group discussion and final ranking. In the final ranking round, patients were given 15 points each and asked to rank their top 5 outcomes from the shortlist...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765239/toward-the-development-of-a-core-set-of-outcome-domains-to-assess-shared-decision-making-interventions-in-rheumatology-results-from-an-omeract-delphi-survey-and-consensus-meeting
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Karine Toupin-April, Jennifer Barton, Liana Fraenkel, Linda C Li, Peter Brooks, Maarten De Wit, Dawn Stacey, France Légaré, Alexa Meara, Beverley Shea, Anne Lyddiatt, Cathie Hofstetter, Laure Gossec, Robin Christensen, Marieke Scholte-Voshaar, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Annelies Boonen, Tanya Meade, Lyn March, Christoph Pohl, Janet Elizabeth Jull, Sigogini Sivarajah, Willemina Campbell, Rieke Alten, Suvi Karuranga, Esi Morgan, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill, Lara J Maxwell, Vivian Welch, Dorcas Beaton, Yasser El-Miedany, Peter S Tugwell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Working Group was to determine the core set of outcome domains and subdomains for measuring the effectiveness of shared decision-making (SDM) interventions in rheumatology clinical trials. METHODS: Following the OMERACT Filter 2.0, and based on a previous literature review of SDM outcome domains and a nominal group process at OMERACT 2014, (1) an online Delphi survey was conducted to gather feedback on the draft core set and refine its domains and subdomains, and (2) a workshop was held at the OMERACT 2016 meeting to gain consensus on the draft core set...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764667/patterns-of-participation-over-four-rounds-of-annual-fecal-immunochemical-test-based-screening-for-colorectal-cancer-what-predicts-rescreening
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Joanne M Osborne, Carlene Wilson, Amy Duncan, Stephen R Cole, Ingrid Flight, Deborah Turnbull, Donna L Hughes, Graeme P Young
BACKGROUND: Participation at the recommended intervals is critical for screening to be effective in reducing colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence. This study describes patterns of screening participation over four rounds of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) to identify whether demographic variables and prior screening satisfaction are significantly associated with patterns of re-participation. METHODS: Baseline surveys were mailed to 4000 South Australians randomly selected from the electoral-roll...
August 1, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763740/what-european-gynaecologists-need-to-master-consensus-on-medical-expertise-outcomes-of-pan-european-postgraduate-training-in-obstetrics-gynaecology
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Jessica E van der Aa, Annalisa Tancredi, Angelique J Goverde, Petr Velebil, Jaroslav Feyereisl, Chiara Benedetto, Pim W Teunissen, Fedde Scheele
OBJECTIVE: European harmonisation of training standards in postgraduate medical education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is needed because of the increasing mobility of medical specialists. Harmonisation of training will provide quality assurance of training and promote high quality care throughout Europe. Pan-European training standards should describe medical expertise outcomes that are required from the European gynaecologist. This paper reports on consensus development on the medical expertise outcomes of pan-European training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology...
July 22, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760848/comprehensive-arrayed-transposon-mutant-library-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-outbreak-strain-kpnih1
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Beth Ramage, Roxanne Erolin, Kiara Held, Joe Gasper, Eli Weiss, Mitch Brittnacher, Larry Gallagher, Colin Manoil
Klebsiella pneumoniae and other carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are a major cause of hospital-acquired infections, yet the basis of their success as nosocomial pathogens is poorly understood. To help provide a foundation for genetic analysis of K. pneumoniae, we created an arrayed, sequence-defined transposon mutant library of an isolate from the 2011 outbreak of infections at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The library is made up of 12,000 individually arrayed mutants of a carbapenemase deletion parent strain and provides coverage of 85% of predicted genes...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759692/a-nurse-led-innovation-in-education-implementing-a-collaborative-multidisciplinary-grand-rounds
#17
Lisa Matamoros, Michelle Cook
Multidisciplinary grand rounds provides an opportunity to promote excellence in patient care through scholarly presentations and interdisciplinary collaboration with an innovative approach. In addition, multidisciplinary grand rounds serves to recognize expertise of staff, mentor and support professional development, and provide a collaborative environment across all clinical disciplines and support services. This article describes a process model developed by nurse educators for implementing a multidisciplinary grand rounds program...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759213/design-and-evolution-of-a-macrocyclic-peptide-inhibitor-of-the-sonic-hedgehog-patched-interaction
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Andrew E Owens, Ivan de Paola, William A Hansen, Yi-Wen Liu, Sagar D Khare, Rudi Fasan
The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway plays a central role during embryonic development and its aber-rant activation has been implicated in the development and progression of several human cancers. Ma-jor efforts toward the identification of chemical modulators of the Hedgehog pathway has yielded sev-eral antagonists of the GPCR-like Smoothened receptor. In contrast, potent inhibitors of the Sonic Hedgehog/Patched interaction, the most upstream event in ligand-induced activation of this signaling pathway, have been elusive...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759162/nurses-perceived-barriers-to-bedside-handover-and-their-implication-for-clinical-practice
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Georgia Tobiano, Jennifer A Whitty, Tracey Bucknall, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Bedside handover during the change of shift allows nurses to visualize patients and facilitate patient participation, both purported to improve patient safety. But, bedside handover does not always occur and when it does, it may not involve the patient. AIM: To explore and understand barriers nurses perceive in undertaking bedside handover. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 200 nurses working on medical wards, recruited from two Australian hospitals, one private and one public...
July 31, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756015/mechanical-thrombectomy-in-acute-stroke-five-years-of-experience-in-poland
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Agnieszka Słowik, Marcin Wnuk, Paweł Brzegowy, Joanna Chrzanowska-Waśko, Aleksandra Golenia, Bartłomiej Łasocha, Dorota Włoch-Kopeć, Antoni Ferens, Wojciech Serednicki, Piotr Jarocki, Halina Bartosik-Psujek, Rafał Kaczorowski, Edward Filip, Monika Grzegorzak, Jarosław Homa, Janusz Darocha, Daniel Dudek, Wiesław Guz, Konrad Rejdak, Piotr Luchowski, Joanna Wojczal, Michał Sojka, Michał Górnik, Sylwia Stachowicz, Jacek Jaworski, Kinga Buraczyńska, Remigiusz Ficek, Anna Szczepańska-Szerej, Tomasz Jargiełło, Małgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, Anetta Lasek-Bal, Przemysław Puz, Aldona Warsz-Wianecka, Arkadiusz Stęposz, Krzysztof Ziaja, Wacław Kuczmik, Tomasz Urbanek, Damian Ziaja, Witold Tomalski, Adam Kobayashi, Przemysław Richter, Andrzej Płoński, Marcin Kotkowski, Wojciech Czepiel, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska, Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Anna Członkowska, Beata BłażejewskaHyżorek, Danuta Ryglewicz, Magdalena Konopko, Edyta Brelak, Jacek Antecki, Igor Szydłowski, Maciej Włosek, Adam Stępień, Krzysztof Brzozowski, Jacek Staszewski, Piotr Piasecki, Piotr Zięcina, Izabela Wołoszyńska, Norbert Kolmaga, Jerzy Narloch, Tomasz Hasiec, Jacek Gawłowicz, Monika Pędracka, Jacek Porębiak, Bogumił Grzechnik, Vadym Matsibora, Michał Frąszczak, Marcin Leus, Maciej Mazgaj, Violetta Palacz-Duda, Grzegorz Meder, Wojciech Skura, Piotr Płeszka, Milena Świtońska, Krzysztof Słomiński, Józef Kościelniak, Paulina Sobieszak-Skura, Magdalena Konieczna-Brazis, Olgierd Rowiński, Andrzej Opuchlik, Anatol Mickielewicz, Beata Szyluk, Piotr Szczudlik, Anna Kostera-Pruszczyk, Maciej Jaworski, Rafał Maciąg, Jarosław Żyłkowski, Bożena Adamkiewicz, Wojciech Szubert, Jarosław Chrząstek, Marek Raźniewski, Agnieszka Pawelec, Paweł Wilimborek, Ryszard Wagner, Paweł Pilarski, Paweł Gierach, Jan Baron, Wojciech Gruszka, Stanisław Ochudło, Agnieszka Krzak-Kubica, Monika Rudzińska-Bar, Miłosz Zbroszczyk, Kamila Smulska, Michał Arkuszewski, Dorota Różański, Dariusz Koziorowski, Izabela Meisner-Kramarz, Stanisław Szlufik, Artur Zaczyński, Krzysztof Kądziołka, Kazimierz Kordecki, Michał Zawadzki, Mirosław Ząbek, Bartosz Karaszewski, Dariusz Gąsecki, Paweł Łowiec, Waldemar Dorniak, Tomasz Gorycki, Edyta Szurowska, Ewa Wierzchowska-Cioch, Tomasz Smyk, Beata Szajnoga, Marcin Bachta, Kajetan Mazurek, Magdalena Piwowarska, Wojciech Kociemba, Artur Drużdż, Adrian Dąbrowski, Michał Glonek, Małgorzata Wawrzyniak, Radosław Kaźmierski, Robert Juszkat, Witold Tomalski, Adam Heliosz, Adam Ryszczyk, Jacek Zwiernik, Grzegorz Wasilewski, Andrzej Tutaj, Grzegorz Dałek, Krzysztof Nosek, Sławomir Bereza, Katarzyna Lubkowska, Jerzy Kamienowski, Piotr Sobolewski, Adam Bielecki, Maciej Miś, Marcin Miś, Maria Krużewska-Orłowska, Jan Kochanowicz, Zenon Mariak, Marta Jakoniuk, Grzegorz Turek, Urszula Łebkowska, Andrzej Lewszuk, Kazimierz Kordecki, Tomasz Dziedzic, Tadeusz Popiela
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is not reimbursed by the Polish public health system. We present a description of 5 years of experience with MT in acute stroke in Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs) in Poland. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analyzed the results of a structured questionnaire from 23 out of 25 identified CSCs and 22 data sets that include 61 clinical, radiological and outcome measures. RESULTS: Most of the CSCs (74%) were founded at University Hospitals and most (65...
July 5, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
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