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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925425/preventing-acute-care-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-adult-and-pediatric-patients-across-a-large-healthcare-system
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REVIEW
Timothy I Morgenthaler, Vilmarie Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Although effective methods for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTE-P) have been known for decades, reliable implementation has been challenging. OBJECTIVE: Develop reliable VTE-P systems for adult and for pediatric patients to reduce preventable venous thromboembolism (VTE). DESIGN: We used a discovery and diffusion system to first develop an effective system in 1 hospital location, and then spread the principle best practices across the entire 22-hospital system...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914570/a-patient-reported-outcome-measure-in-homeopathic-clinical-practice-for-long-term-conditions
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Elizabeth Thompson, Petter Viksveen, Susan Barron
BACKGROUND: This study was initiated as part of a quality improvement audit process to create standards around goal setting with our patients to understand and improve outcomes of homeopathic treatment. METHOD: We used the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP2) as a tool to assist clinicians in setting the treatment goals across a wide range of diagnoses and other complaints in routine clinical practice at the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital. The data collected from the MYMOP2 is of significance in its own right and the results are now reported in this paper...
November 2016: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889942/sword-a-sharp-performance-and-activity-tool-for-ibd-surgeons-with-a-blunt-message
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A G Acheson, S R Brown, O Faiz, N S Fearnhead
High quality performance and activity data for surgery are paramount in maintaining good clinical practice and for quality improvement initiatives. Clinical Outcome Publication (COP) is an NHS England initiative that publishes quality measures following elective bowel cancer surgery at individual consultant and Trust level using National Audit data. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 27, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881146/evaluation-of-a-large-healthy-lifestyle-program-informing-program-implementation-and-scale-up-in-the-prevention-of-obesity
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S L Kozica, C B Lombard, C L Harrison, H J Teede
BACKGROUND: The Healthy Lifestyle Program for women (HeLP-her) is a low-intensity, self-management program which has demonstrated efficacy in preventing excess weight gain in women. However, little is known about the implementation, reach, and sustainability of low-intensity prevention programs in rural settings, where risk for obesity in women is higher than urban settings. We aimed to evaluate a low-intensity healthy lifestyle program delivered to women in a rural setting to inform development of effective community prevention programs...
November 24, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861707/investigating-antenatal-corticosteroid-clinical-guideline-practice-at-an-organisational-level
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Emma L McGoldrick, Julie A Brown, Katie M Groom, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: High-quality, evidence-based guidelines can improve the quality of health care and facilitate standardisation of practice within and across healthcare organisations. Limited information is known regarding existing antenatal corticosteroid (ACS) guideline practices within organisations across Australia and New Zealand. AIMS: To assess existing ACS clinical practice guidelines (CPG). To describe current organisational practice related to the production, implementation and renewal of CPG...
November 15, 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846127/nursing-clinical-handover-improvement-practices-among-acute-inpatients-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-sydney-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Craig Wainwright, Kylie M Wright
BACKGROUND: The nursing handover normally occurs at the beginning of a nurse's shift and is considered essential for continuity of care. Nursing handovers have the potential to communicate accurate information about a patient's condition, treatment and anticipated needs but also to be ineffective or even harmful if information is incomplete or omitted. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has recognized clinical handover as a National Standard, thus reinforcing its importance...
October 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846126/implementation-of-the-american-society-of-anesthesiology-s-guidelines-to-reduce-prolonged-fasting-times-in-pediatric-preoperative-patients-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Carol M Costello
BACKGROUND: The American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) guidelines for pediatric preoperative fasting have been a standard for well over a decade. However, use of protocols involving an excessive fasting duration exposes patients to the physiological impacts of fluid volume loss. OBJECTIVES: The current project aimed to improve fluid supplementation during presurgical fasting in pediatric patients at an academic medical center. Specific objectives were to increase clinical staff knowledge regarding ASA fasting standards and implement them in specific pediatric patient populations...
October 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834599/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...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834088/perampanel-an-audit-of-clinical-experience-using-the-epilepsy-electronic-patient-record
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E Ryan, N Colleran, P Cullinane, M Fitzsimons, F Flynn, N Delanty, M Hennessy
Perampanel is a non-competitive antagonist of AMPA glutamate receptors on post synaptic neurons. The aim of this study was to conduct an audit of the experience of perampanel treatment in Ireland based on the interrogation of the national epilepsy electronic patient record (EPR). A retrospective audit was compiled which reviewed the progress of patients who had been treated across two regional epilepsy centres. The EPR was used to identify patients and collect information relevant to their perampanel therapy...
August 8, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830249/efficient-results-in-semantic-interoperability-for-health-care-findings-from-the-section-on-knowledge-representation-and-management
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L F Soualmia, J Charlet
OBJECTIVES: To summarize excellent current research in the field of Knowledge Representation and Management (KRM) within the health and medical care domain. METHOD: We provide a synopsis of the 2016 IMIA selected articles as well as a related synthetic overview of the current and future field activities. A first step of the selection was performed through MEDLINE querying with a list of MeSH descriptors completed by a list of terms adapted to the KRM section. The second step of the selection was completed by the two section editors who separately evaluated the set of 1,432 articles...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829859/evaluation-of-a-continuous-quality-improvement-program-in-anticoagulant-therapy-feasibility-satisfaction-and-perception
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Ariane Cantin, Alexandre Lahaie, Bojan Odobasic, Marie-Philip Tremblay, Dana Wazzan, Stéphanie Caron, Caroline Leblanc, Josée Martineau, Lyne Lalonde
BACKGROUND: The ACO Program (Programme ACO), a continuous quality improvement program (CQIP) in anticoagulation therapy, was offered in community pharmacies as a pilot project. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the participants' appreciation for the various activities of the program. METHODS: Participants had access to training activities, including an audit with feedback, online training activities (OTA), clinical tools and support from facilitators...
November 2016: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822090/the-danish-heart-failure-registry
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REVIEW
Inge Schjødt, Anne Nakano, Kenneth Egstrup, Charlotte Cerqueira
AIM OF DATABASE: The aim of the Danish Heart Failure Registry (DHFR) is to monitor and improve the care of patients with incident heart failure (HF) in Denmark. STUDY POPULATION: The DHFR includes inpatients and outpatients (≥18 years) with incident HF. Reporting to the DHFR is mandatory for the Danish hospital departments treating patients with incident HF. Final decision to register a patient in the DHFR is made by a cardiologist to ensure the validity of the diagnosis...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792241/evaluation-of-a-retrospective-diary-for-peri-conceptual-and-mid-pregnancy-drinking-in-scotland-a-cross-sectional-study
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Andrew Symon, Jean Rankin, Geraldine Butcher, Lesley Smith, Lynda Cochrane
INTRODUCTION: Heavy episodic ("binge") drinking among women in Scotland is commonplace; prepregnancy drinking is associated with continued antenatal drinking. Evidence for effectiveness of standardized antenatal alcohol assessment is lacking. Alcohol-exposed pregnancies may be missed. We assessed peri-conceptual and mid-pregnancy consumption using a week-long retrospective diary and standard alcohol questionnaires, and evaluated the agreement between these instruments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study in two Scottish health board areas involving 510 women attending mid-pregnancy ultrasound scan clinics...
October 28, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785343/auditing-sex-and-gender-based-medicine-sgbm-content-in-medical-school-curriculum-a-student-scholar-model
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EDITORIAL
Michael M Song, Betsy G Jones, Robert A Casanova
BACKGROUND: Sex- and gender-based medicine (SGBM) aims to (1) delineate and investigate sex- and gender-based differences in health, disease, and response to treatment and (2) apply that knowledge to clinical care to improve the health of both women and men. However, the integration of SGBM into medical school curricula is often haphazard and poorly defined; schools often do not know the current status of SGBM content in their curricula, even if they are committed to addressing gaps and improving SGBM delivery...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777776/high-dose-interleukin2-a-10-year-single-site-experience-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-careful-selection-of-patients-gives-an-excellent-outcome
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S Chow, V Galvis, M Pillai, R Leach, E Keene, A Spencer-Shaw, A Shablak, J Shanks, T Liptrot, F Thistlethwaite, R E Hawkins
BACKGROUND: VEGF-targeted therapy has become the mainstay of treatment for majority of mRCC patients. For most patients, benefit is short-lived and therefore treatment remains palliative in intent. HD IL2 is an effective immunotherapy treatment capable of durable remission in some patients but its unselected use has been difficult due to its modest response rate and considerable adverse effects. Using set pathology criteria as a selection tool in clinical practice, we have been able to show improved outcomes in our previous report...
2016: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777276/improving-health-care-quality-and-patient-safety-through-peer-to-peer-assessment-demonstration-project-in-two-academic-medical-centers
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Elizabeth Mort, Jeffrey Bruckel, Karen Donelan, Lori Paine, Michael Rosen, David Thompson, Sallie Weaver, Daniel Yagoda, Peter Pronovost
Despite decades of investment in patient safety, unintentional patient harm remains a major challenge in the health care industry. Peer-to-peer assessment in the nuclear industry has been shown to reduce harm. The study team's goal was to pilot and assess the feasibility of this approach in health care. The team developed tools and piloted a peer-to-peer assessment at 2 academic hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. The assessment evaluated both the institutions' organizational approach to quality and safety as well as their approach to reducing 2 specific areas of patient harm...
October 23, 2016: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775303/-implementation-of-a-plan-of-patient-safety-in-service-of-pediatric-surgery-first-results
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R M Paredes Esteban, J I Garrido Pérez, A Ruiz Palomino, G Guerrero Peña, F Vázquez Rueda, M J Berenguer García, R Miñarro Del Moral, M Tejedor Fernández
OBJECTIVES: In 2014 our department starts to apply the PatientSafety Strategic in Pediatric Surgery. Our aim is to describe the results obtained. METHODS: For the measurement of adverse events (AE) we used a modification of the Global Trigger Tool of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Population analysed: patients undergoing surgery with hospitalization. On a monthly basis, audits of the medical records of 12 patients discharged in the prior week of the assessment were performed...
July 20, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764047/the-future-of-postoperative-quality-of-recovery-assessment-multidimensional-dichotomous-and-directed-to-individualize-care-to-patients-after-surgery
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Andrea Bowyer, Colin F Royse
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recovery after surgery is a complex interplay of the patient, the surgery, and the perioperative anaesthesia management. Assessment of recovery should address the needs of multiple stakeholders, including the institutions and healthcare providers, but primarily should be focused on the patients and their perception of quality of recovery and return to normalcy. This review will summarize the development of assessment of recovery to a multidimensional dichotomous construct that requires a real-time assessment tool validated for repeat measures and containing cognitive assessment...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760477/the-nottingham-expectation-and-complication-score-following-surgery-necs-an-universal-scale-for-surgical-outcome-audit-and-peer-comparison
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Harshal Ingale, Samiul Muquit, Othman Al-Helli, Barrie White, Surajit Basu
BACKGROUND: Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) is an NHS England initiative for promoting improvements in quality of care. However, at present outcomes are commonly expressed as mortality rates which do not necessarily reflect the performance of surgeons. We developed the Nottingham Expectation and Complication score following Surgery (NECS) to determine the success of surgical treatment from both the clinical perspective and the practical expectations agreed between surgeons and patients during the consent process...
October 20, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755328/families-readiness-for-discharge-of-their-pre-term-infant-a-best-practice-implementation-project
#20
Lei Cheng, Yuxia Zhang, Ying Gu, Chunmei Lu, Qing Liu, Hao Yuan
BACKGROUND: Supporting and involving the families of pre-term infants' in the discharge process provides them with confidence in caring for their infants at home. In an effort to facilitate families' readiness for discharge, the neonatal unit (NU) of the Children's Hospital of Fudan University has implemented a best practice project. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this project was to integrate the best available evidence on facilitating families' readiness for discharge into the nursing practice of the Children's Hospital of Fudan University...
September 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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