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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306586/voice-outcomes-post-total-laryngectomy
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Anne Hurren, Nick Miller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A consensus and body of robust evidence has developed regarding optimal laryngeal voice outcome measures. This contrasts with a lack of clarity for equivalent assessments in alaryngeal voice. Addressing this situation would enable clinicians to select the best tools currently available to facilitate research, audit and clinical practice. This is important because of the limited knowledge regarding the optimal surgical or reconstruction techniques and rehabilitation regimes for the laryngectomy population...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306417/the-management-and-outcome-for-patients-with-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
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Paul M Brennan, Angelos G Kolias, Alexis J Joannides, Jonathan Shapey, Hani J Marcus, Barbara A Gregson, Patrick J Grover, Peter J Hutchinson, Ian C Coulter
OBJECTIVE Symptomatic chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) will become an increasingly common presentation in neurosurgical practice as the population ages, but quality evidence is still lacking to guide the optimal management for these patients. The British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative (BNTRC) was established by neurosurgical trainees in 2012 to improve research by combining the efforts of trainees in each of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland's neurosurgical units (NSUs). The authors present the first study by the BNTRC that describes current management and outcomes for patients with CSDH throughout the UK and Ireland...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292267/assignment-of-adverse-event-indexing-terms-in-randomized-clinical-trials-involving-spinal-manipulative-therapy-an-audit-of-records-in-medline-and-embase-databases
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Lindsay M Gorrell, Roger M Engel, Reidar P Lystad, Benjamin T Brown
BACKGROUND: Reporting of adverse events in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is encouraged by the authors of The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement. With robust methodological design and adequate reporting, RCTs have the potential to provide useful evidence on the incidence of adverse events associated with spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). During a previous investigation, it became apparent that comprehensive search strategies combining text words with indexing terms was not sufficiently sensitive for retrieving records that were known to contain reports on adverse events...
March 14, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283488/quality-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-delirium-a-systematic-appraisal
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Shirley H Bush, Katie L Marchington, Meera Agar, Daniel H J Davis, Lindsey Sikora, Tammy W Y Tsang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accessibility and currency of delirium guidelines, guideline summary papers and evaluation studies, and critically appraise guideline quality. DESIGN: Systematic literature search for formal guidelines (in English or French) with focus on delirium assessment and/or management in adults (≥18 years), guideline summary papers and evaluation studies.Full appraisal of delirium guidelines published between 2008 and 2013 and obtaining a 'Rigour of Development' domain screening score cut-off of >40% using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281044/using-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-quality-improvement-in-clinical-genetics-an-exploratory-study
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A Costal Tirado, A M McDermott, C Thomas, D Ferrick, J Harris, A Edwards, Marion McAllister
International advocacy of patient-centred healthcare delivery has led to emphasis on the (re)design and evaluation of healthcare processes and outcomes from a patient perspective. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have significant potential to inform such attempts. However there is limited understanding of the processes by which this can be achieved. This exploratory study followed attempts to utilise two different PROMs measures to support service quality improvement in clinical genetics. PROMs used were the Genetic Counseling Outcome Scale (GCOS-24), a well-validated clinical genetics-specific PROM and Euroqol (EQ-5D), a generic PROM favoured by the UK National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267948/a-clinical-audit-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-the-coolsense%C3%A2-pain-numbing-applicator-for-intravenous-cannulation-in-children
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P G Ragg, G Cahoon, A Yeo, G Chalkiadis
The Coolsense® device is a topical applicator that is used to anaesthetise the skin before a painful procedure. It is a handheld device with a temperature-controlled head that acts on application, without chemicals, to cool and anaesthetise the site of injection. This prospective observational audit of 100 children and adolescents aged six to 18 years studied the analgesic efficacy and patient and carer satisfaction rating of the device during intravenous cannulation and complications arising from its use...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255139/effectiveness-of-selective-risk-based-screening-for-gestational-diabetes-gdm-in-malaysia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-based-on-the-national-obstetric-registry-nor-of-malaysia
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G Muniswaran, S A Soelar, S D Karalasingam, M A Bujang, R Jeganathan, H Suharjono
INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes (GDM) has significant maternal and foetal implications. screening allows active interventions which significantly improves pregnancy outcomes. Despite World Health Organization (WHO), FIGO and National Institute of clinical Excellence (NIcE) recommendations for universal screening especially among high risk population; Malaysia currently adopts a selective risk based screening for GDM. OBJECTIVE: the objective is to audit the effectiveness of the current practice of selective risk based screening in detection of GDM in Malaysia...
February 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241880/development-of-the-major-trauma-case-review-tool
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Kate Curtis, Rebecca Mitchell, Amy McCarthy, Kellie Wilson, Connie Van, Belinda Kennedy, Gary Tall, Andrew Holland, Kim Foster, Stuart Dickinson, Henry T Stelfox
BACKGROUND: As many as half of all patients with major traumatic injuries do not receive the recommended care, with variance in preventable mortality reported across the globe. This variance highlights the need for a comprehensive process for monitoring and reviewing patient care, central to which is a consistent peer-review process that includes trauma system safety and human factors. There is no published, evidence-informed standardised tool that considers these factors for use in adult or paediatric trauma case peer-review...
February 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240996/impact-of-the-opioid-safety-initiative-on-opioid-related-prescribing-in-veterans
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Lewei A Lin, Amy S B Bohnert, Robert D Kerns, Michael A Clay, Dara Ganoczy, Mark A Ilgen
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) designed the Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) to help decrease opioid prescribing practices associated with adverse outcomes. Key components included disseminating a dashboard tool that aggregates electronic medical record data to audit real-time opioid-related prescribing and identifying a clinical leader at each facility to implement the tool and promote safer prescribing. This study examines changes associated with OSI implementation in October 2013 among all adult VHA patients who filled outpatient opioid prescriptions...
January 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218465/compliance-with-national-guidelines-on-isotretinoin-where-are-we-2-years-since-the-last-audit-results-of-the-national-isotretinoin-re-audit-2014
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L S Exton, S T Cheung, A G Brain, M F Mohd Mustapa, D A R de Berker
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) published clinical guidelines for the safe introduction and continued use of isotretinoin in patients with acne in the UK. The BAD provides UK dermatologists with a facility for national audit, and it undertook an audit on compliance with these guidelines in 2012. AIM: To determine current clinical practices relating to use of isotretinoin among dermatologists in the UK (including geographical variations) as measured against BAD standards, and to ascertain any improvement since the 2012 audit...
February 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215929/each-baby-counts-national-quality-improvement-programme-to-reduce-intrapartum-related-deaths-and-brain-injuries-in-term-babies
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Louise Robertson, Hannah Knight, Edward Prosser Snelling, Emily Petch, Marian Knight, Alan Cameron, Zarko Alfirevic
Although the most recent MBRRACE-UK (Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK) perinatal mortality report has shown a downward trend in perinatal mortality, the UK still lags behind the best-performing countries in Europe. The burden of perinatal morbidity and mortality is wide-reaching and devastating for the families and care-providers involved. The aim of the Each Baby Counts (EBC) project is to reduce intrapartum term stillbirths, early neonatal deaths, and severe brain injuries by 50% by 2020...
February 16, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196607/development-of-a-model-web-based-system-to-support-a-statewide-quality-consortium-in-radiation-oncology
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Jean M Moran, Mary Feng, Lisa A Benedetti, Robin Marsh, Kent A Griffith, Martha M Matuszak, Michael Hess, Matthew McMullen, Jennifer H Fisher, Teamour Nurushev, Margaret Grubb, Stephen Gardner, Daniel Nielsen, Reshma Jagsi, James A Hayman, Lori J Pierce
PURPOSE: A database in which patient data are compiled allows analytic opportunities for continuous improvements in treatment quality and comparative effectiveness research. We describe the development of a novel, web-based system that supports the collection of complex radiation treatment planning information from centers that use diverse techniques, software, and hardware for radiation oncology care in a statewide quality collaborative, the Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium (MROQC)...
October 20, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190515/early-experience-with-a-split-bolus-single-pass-ct-protocol-in-paediatric-trauma
#13
V J Leung, M Grima, N Khan, H R Jones
AIM: To determine the adequacy of the split-bolus computed tomography (CT) technique in terms of vascular enhancement and solid-organ injury assessment in paediatric trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken of all split-bolus trauma CT examinations performed in patients <16 years during the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 January 2016. Twelve examinations were performed in this time on patients with an age range of 2-15 years (mean 10...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183346/study-protocol-improving-the-transition-of-care-from-a-non-network-hospital-back-to-the-patient-s-medical-home
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Roman A Ayele, Emily Lawrence, Marina McCreight, Kelty Fehling, Jamie Peterson, Russell E Glasgow, Borsika A Rabin, Robert Burke, Catherine Battaglia
BACKGROUND: The process of transitioning Veterans to primary care following a non-Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitalization can be challenging. Poor transitions result in medical complications and increased hospital readmissions. The goal of this transition of care quality improvement (QI) project is to identify gaps in the current transition process and implement an intervention that bridges the gap and improves the current transition of care process within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178026/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-for-the-prevention-of-urinary-incontinence-in-antenatal-and-postnatal-women-a-best-practice-implementation-project
#15
Weijie Xing, Yu Zhang, Chunyi Gu, Lucylynn Lizarondo
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy and vaginal delivery may cause urinary incontinence (UI) in some women, which can impact on their quality of life. Pelvic floor muscles training (PFMT) is a safe and effective intervention for preventing UI associated with pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evidence-implementation project was to promote PFMT to prevent UI among antenatal and postnatal women in an obstetric and gynecological hospital in China. METHODS: A clinical audit was undertaken using the Joanna Briggs Institute Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System tool...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174659/making-an-impakt-improving-care-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-in-the-community-through-collaborative-working-and-utilizing-information-technology
#16
Gang Xu, Rupert Major, David Shepherd, Nigel Brunskill
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious long-term condition, which if left untreated causes significant cardiovascular sequele. It is well recognized management of modifiable risk factors, such as blood pressure (BP), can lead to improved long-term outcomes. A novel information technology (IT) solution presents a possible solution to help clinicians in the community identify and manage at risk patients more efficiently. The IMproving Patient care and Awareness of Kidney disease progression Together (IMPAKT) IT tool was used to identify patients with CKD and uncontrolled hypertension in the community...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152866/leveraging-web-based-interface-systems-with-institutional-databases-to-improve-compliance-with-survivorship-care-plans
#17
Patricia Chapman, David Cleveland, Paula A Lewis-Patterson, Guadalupe R Palos, Maria Alma Rodriguez
161 Background: ASCO's Clinical Oncology Clinical Expert Statement on Cancer Survivorship Planning addressed the importance of using survivorship care plans (SCPs) to improve survivors' care. Evolving information technology strategies, such as web-based systems, offer real-time reporting tools to track providers' adherence for completion of SCPs. Our abstract reports on the creation of a web-based system to monitor survivors' care. METHODS: Ongoing audits of SCPs indicated broad variation in compliance rates with SCPs...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152824/treatment-prices-at-the-point-of-care-pilot
#18
Rebecca W Lau, Leah Tuzzio, Matthew Alan Christianson, Eric Y Chen, Thanh-Hien Phan
4 Background: People with cancer increasingly wish to discuss cancer care costs with clinicians. In our organization all price questions go to a central customer service line with limited capacity to address oncology-specific questions. We aimed to improve clinician access to treatment prices to assist them in responding to patient concerns about prices. METHODS: We developed, launched, and evaluated a pilot tool and accompanying workflow for four oncology clinics in an integrated delivery system in WA...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152763/multidisciplinary-optimization-of-oral-chemotherapy-delivery-at-the-uw-carbone-cancer-center
#19
Mary Mably, Jason Bergsbaken, Kari Schuhmacher, Chris Nemergut, Aaron Bohler, Jessica Fischer
58 Background: Use of oral chemotherapy is expanding and offers advantages but introduces unique safety challenges. ASCO and ONS addressed these issues with inclusion of oral chemotherapy in published chemotherapy administration safety standards. METHODS: The updated ASCO/ONS standards offered a framework for the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center to evaluate and improve our practice with the goal of full compliance with these standards. Gap analysis revealed noncompliance with five and partial compliance with eleven standards...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152723/a-multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-project-to-improve-the-safety-of-oral-chemotherapy-in-hospitalized-patients
#20
Amer Sidani, Gelenis Calzadilla Domingo, Diana Sullivan, Katherine Sencion, Dominic Ho, Christina Haaf, Adam Bursua, Neeta K Venepalli
110 Background: At the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIC), inpatient IV chemotherapy administration occurs in the setting of specific protocols and multidisciplinary safety assessments while oral chemotherapy agent (OCA) inpatient administration occurs less formally. Baseline 8 week review of 174 admissions to the oncology service revealed that of 16 patients (9.2%) on outpatient OCA, 50% received OCAs while inpatient, with 12. 55% having a formal chemotherapy note in place. We aimed to increase the percentage of administered OCAs with associated provider generated chemotherapy notes from 12...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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