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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338722/development-and-pilot-evaluation-of-a-clinic-based-mhealth-app-referral-service-to-support-adult-cancer-survivors-increase-their-participation-in-physical-activity-using-publicly-available-mobile-apps
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Camille E Short, Amy Finlay, Ilea Sanders, Carol Maher
BACKGROUND: Participation in regular physical activity holds key benefits for cancer survivors, yet few cancer survivors meet physical activity recommendations. This study aimed to develop and pilot test a mHealth app referral service aimed at assisting cancer survivors to increase their physical activity. In particular, the study sought to examine feasibility and acceptability of the service and determine preliminary efficacy for physical activity behaviour change. METHODS: A systematic search identified potentially appropriate Apple (iOS) and Android mHealth apps...
January 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335394/landscape-of-oncoplastic-breast-surgery-across-poland
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Agnieszka Kolacinska, Diana Hodorowicz-Zaniewska, Artur Bocian, Dariusz Michalik, Rafal Matkowski, Andrzej Kurylcio, Pawel Pyka, Michal Charytonowicz, Maciej Berkan
Oncoplastic and reconstructive techniques are essential tools in the armamentarium of contemporary breast surgeons. The aim of the study was to identify oncoplastic reconstructive patterns in breast cancer centers across Poland. A questionnaire of 18 questions was sent by email to the members of the Polish Society of Surgical Oncology and the Polish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgery via their dedicated websites. The numbers of breast cancer patients operated on in each center ranged from 120 to 904 per year...
December 30, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331965/right-iliac-fossa-pain-treatment-rift-study-protocol-for-an-international-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Dmitri Nepogodiev
INTRODUCTION: Patients presenting with right iliac fossa (RIF) pain are a common challenge for acute general surgical services. Given the range of potential pathologies, RIF pain creates diagnostic uncertainty and there is subsequent variation in investigation and management. Appendicitis is a diagnosis which must be considered in all patients with RIF pain; however, over a fifth of patients undergoing appendicectomy, in the UK, have been proven to have a histologically normal appendix (negative appendicectomy)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324564/falls-assessment-and-interventions-among-older-patients-in-two-medical-and-one-surgical-hospital-wards-in-spain-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Laura Albornos-Muñoz, Esther Melián-Correa, Amanda Acosta-Arrocha, Carmen Gallo-Blanco, Felicidad Béjar-Bacas, Emma Alonso-Poncelas, Montserrat Serra-Estrada, Esther González-María, María Teresa Moreno-Casbas
OBJECTIVE: The current project aimed to improve fall prevention and management through clinical audits and the implementation of a quality-improvement cycle at the local level. INTRODUCTION: Falls are one of the most common adverse events reported in hospitals; evidence-based fall prevention interventions aim to reduce the number of people who fall. METHODS: A one-year clinical audit was conducted using a pre-post implementation audit method, namely the Joanna Briggs Institute's (JBI) Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System and the getting research into practice audit and feedback tool...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324563/nutritional-screening-assessment-and-implementation-strategies-for-adults-in-an-australian-acute-tertiary-hospital-a-best-practice-implementation-report
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Louise Smith, Amanda Chapman, Kelli Flowers, Kylie Wright, Tanghua Chen, Charmaine O'Connor, Cecilia Astorga, Nevenka Francis, Gia Vigh, Craig Wainwright
OBJECTIVE: The project aimed to improve the effectiveness of nutritional screening and assessment practices through clinical audits and the implementation of evidence-based practice recommendations. INTRODUCTION: In the absence of optimal nutrition, health may decline and potentially manifest as adverse health outcomes. In a hospitalized person, poor nutrition may adversely impact on the person's outcome. If the nutritional status can be ascertained, nutritional needs can be addressed and potential risks minimized...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300965/an-evaluation-of-the-target-treat-antibiotics-responsibly-guidance-education-tools-antibiotics-toolkit-to-improve-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-primary-care-is-it-fit-for-purpose
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Leah Ffion Jones, Meredith K D Hawking, Rebecca Owens, Donna Lecky, Nick A Francis, Chris Butler, Micaela Gal, Cliodna A M McNulty
Background: The TARGET (Treat Antibiotics Responsibly; Guidance, Education, Tools) Antibiotics Toolkit aims to improve antimicrobial prescribing in primary care through guidance, interactive workshops with action planning, patient facing educational and audit materials. Objective: To explore GPs', nurses' and other stakeholders' views of TARGET. Design: Mixed methods. Method: In 2014, 40 UK GP staff and 13 stakeholders participated in interviews or focus groups...
December 28, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297865/using-health-care-audit-to-improve-quality-of-clinical-records-the-preliminary-experience-of-an-italian-cancer-institute
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Chiara Cadeddu, Maria Lucia Specchia, Pasquale Cacciatore, Raffaele Marchini, Walter Ricciardi, Costanza Cavuto
INTRODUCTION: Audit and feedback are recognized as part of a strategy for improving performance and supporting quality and safety in European health care systems. These considerations led the Clinical Management Staff of the "Regina Elena" Italian Cancer Institute to start a project of self-assessment of the quality of clinical records and organizational appropriateness through a retrospective review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The evaluation about appropriateness and congruity concerned both clinical records of 2013 and of 2015...
October 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285849/failure-mode-and-effect-analysis-fmea-may-enhance-implementation-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-an-experience-from-the-middle-east
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Amir Babiker, Yasser S Amer, Mohamed E Osman, Ayman Al-Eyadhy, Solafa Fatani, Sarar Mohamed, Abdulrahman Alnemri, Maher A Titi, Farheen Shaikh, Khalid A Alswat, Hayfaa A Wahabi, Lubna A Al-Ansary
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Implementation of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) has been shown to reduce variation in practice and improve health care quality and patients' safety. There is a limited experience of CPG implementation (CPGI) in the Middle East. The CPG program in our institution was launched in 2009. The Quality Management department conducted a Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for further improvement of CPGI. METHODS: This is a prospective study of a qualitative/quantitative design...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283293/resource-planning-in-glaucoma-a-tool-to-evaluate-glaucoma-service-capacity
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Ruchika Batra, Hannah E Sharma, Ibrahim Elaraoud, Shabbir Mohamed
BACKGROUND: The National Patient Safety Agency (2009) publication advising timely follow-up of patients with established glaucoma followed several reported instances of visual loss due to postponed appointments and patients lost to follow-up. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Quality Standards Development Group stated that all hospital appointments should occur within 15% of the intended follow-up period. AIM: To determine whether: 1. Glaucoma follow-up appointments at a teaching hospital occur within the requested time 2...
December 28, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282514/measuring-outcomes-of-clinical-care-victorian-emergency-laparotomy-audit-using-quality-investigator
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Claire L Stevens, Christopher Brown, David A K Watters
BACKGROUND: The Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) National Report 2015 found that within the cohort of audited deaths, 85% were emergencies with acute life-threatening conditions, and by far, the most common procedures were laparotomy and colorectal procedures. Emergency laparotomy outcomes have shown improvement through audit and reporting in the UK. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of emergency laparotomy in the state of Victoria, Australia...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280727/redesigning-the-peer-audit-process-to-enhance-clinical-dialogue
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Marianne R Orest, Steven Eyler
This case report describes the process used to engage clinicians in redesigning the peer audit system and the outcome of this effort at the Rehabilitation Therapies department of the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. A wide variety of peer audit processes, tools, and requirements have been used across disciplines and clinical sites. Rehabilitation therapy staff participated in a group project using a project charter to design the new approach to the peer audit. A single peer audit tool and unified audit process were developed for use across therapy disciplines and care settings...
January 2018: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276466/rehabilitative-principles-in-the-management-of-thoracolumbar-syndrome-a-case-report
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Mathew E DiMond
Objective: The purpose of this case report was to describe the chiropractic management of thoracolumbar syndrome using multimodal therapies. Clinical Features: A 33-year-old woman with 3 weeks of back pain presented to a chiropractic clinic. Nerve tension tests and local tenderness were present in a pattern described by Maigne, and she was diagnosed with thoracolumbar syndrome (Maigne syndrome) at her initial visit. Intervention and Outcomes: The Oswestry Disability Index for low back pain (62%), STarT low back screen tool for clinical outcomes (6 points total, with a 2-point subscale), numeric pain rating scale (6/10 constant, 10/10 with provocation), and test-retest exercise audits were outcome measures...
December 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258191/patient-safety-in-complementary-medicine-through-the-application-of-clinical-risk-management-in-the-public-health-system
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Elio G Rossi, Tommaso Bellandi, Marco Picchi, Sonia Baccetti, Maria Valeria Monechi, Catia Vuono, Federica Sabatini, Antonella Traversi, Mariella Di Stefano, Fabio Firenzuoli, Sara Albolino, Riccardo Tartaglia
Aim: To develop a systematic approach to detect and prevent clinical risks in complementary medicine (CM) and increase patient safety through the analysis of activities in homeopathy and acupuncture centres in the Tuscan region using a significant event audit (SEA) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). Methods: SEA is the selected tool for studying adverse events (AE) and detecting the best solutions to prevent future incidents in our Regional Healthcare Service (RHS). This requires the active participation of all the actors and external experts to validate the analysis...
December 16, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246468/enuresis-management-in-children-retrospective-clinical-audit-of-2861-cases-treated-with-practitioner-assisted-bell-and-pad-alarm
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Esther Apos, Sharynn Schuster, John Reece, Shirley Whitaker, Kerry Murphy, John Golder, Beverley Leiper, Linda Sullivan, Susie Gibb
OBJECTIVE: To establish the treatment efficacy of practitioner-assisted bell-and-pad alarm therapy in children with enuresis between the ages of 5 and 16 years by retrospective medical chart review of 2861 children in multiple clinical settings. STUDY DESIGN: This review was conducted across 7 Australian clinical practices. The primary outcome measure was the time taken for children with either primary, secondary, monosymptomatic, or nonmonosymptomatic enuresis to be dry for 14 consecutive nights...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235731/collaborative-model-for-training-and-credentialing-point-of-care-ultrasound-6-year-experience-and-quality-outcomes
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Carolynne J Cormack, Peter R Coombs, Kate E Guskich, Gabriel E Blecher, Neil Goldie, Ronnie Ptasznik
INTRODUCTION: Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a rapidly growing area, providing physicians with a valuable diagnostic tool for patient assessment. This paper describes a collaborative model, utilising radiology department ultrasound expertise, to train and credential physicians in PoCUS. A 6-year experience of the implementation and outcomes of the programme established within the emergency departments of a large, multi-campus hospital network are presented. METHODS: A collaborative model was initially developed and implemented between radiology and emergency departments...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217722/successfully-implementing-and-embedding-guidelines-to-improve-the-nutrition-and-growth-of-preterm-infants-in-neonatal-intensive-care-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Mark J Johnson, Alison A Leaf, Freya Pearson, Howard W Clark, Borislav D Dimitrov, Catherine Pope, Carl R May
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to improve the nutritional care of preterm infants by developing a complex (multifaceted) intervention intended to translate current evidence into practice. We used the sociological framework of Normalization Process Theory (NPT), to guide implementation in order to embed the new practices into routine care. DESIGN: A prospective interventional study with a before and after methodology. PARTICIPANTS: Infants <30 weeks gestation or <1500 g at birth...
December 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216748/quality-of-care-for-patients-with-diabetes-and-mulitmorbidity-registered-at-nurse-practitioner-led-clinics
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Roberta Heale, Elizabeth Wenghofer, Susan James, Marie-Luce Garceau
Background Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a new model of primary healthcare in Ontario. Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are distinctive in that nurse practitioners are the primary care providers working with an interprofessional team. There have been no evaluations of the quality of care within the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic model. Purpose Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic model, specifically for complex clinical presentations, will provide insights that may be used to inform improvements to the delivery of care in the Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212532/delivery-of-screening-and-brief-intervention-for-unhealthy-alcohol-use-in-an-urban-academic-federally-qualified-health-center
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Marcus A Bachhuber, Megan A O'Grady, Henry Chung, Charles J Neighbors, Joseph DeLuca, Elenita M D'Aloia, Arelis Diaz, Chinazo O Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Screening and brief intervention (SBI) for unhealthy drinking has not been widely implemented in primary care partly due to reliance on physicians to perform it. METHODS: We implemented a model of nursing staff-delivered SBI for unhealthy drinking for adult patients receiving primary care at an academically-affiliated Federally Qualified Health Center in the Bronx, NY. Our model consisted of nursing staff screening all patients with the alcohol use disorders identification test consumption questions (AUDIT-C) and, if screening positive, providing BI or referral to specialty services...
December 7, 2017: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197431/measuring-adherence-to-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Richard Clark, Utsana Tonmukayakul, Yvonne Mangan, Michael Smith, Mark Gussy, David Manton, Denise Bailey, Hanny Calache
OBJECTIVES: Dental Health Services Victoria publishes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to assist public oral health practitioners to provide high-quality dental care. How well these CPGs are implemented into practice is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess adherence to selected CPGs. METHODS: An electronic auditing tool was developed using clinical indicators derived for "stainless steel crown (SSC)," "restorative care for children under general anesthetic (GA)," and "direct restorative materials" CPG...
December 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170321/24%C3%A2-an-audit-into-the-number-of-patients-suffering-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-that-are-resuscitated-despite-a-high-likelihood-of-futility
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Mia Cokljat, Gareth Clegg, Scott Clarke
BACKGROUND: For a significant number of patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is likely to be futile and attempting it may be the wrong thing to do. Anticipatory care plans with do-not-attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) instructions exist to prevent this. Anecdotally we felt that many patients present to our Emergency Department (ED) with ongoing resuscitation which was not in their best interests. The aim of this study was to establish the proportion of patients arriving in our ED with ongoing CPR who had low, intermediate or high risk of futility...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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