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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718733/diagnostic-utility-of-renal-fine-needle-aspirate-cytology-and-ultrasound-in-the-cat
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Camille A McAloney, Leslie C Sharkey, Daniel A Feeney, Davis M Seelig
Objectives The primary objective of this study was to retrospectively assess the diagnostic utility of feline renal fine-needle aspiration cytology by assessing diagnostic yield, cytologic characteristics and diagnostic accuracy. The secondary objective was to characterize ultrasonographic features of sampled kidneys to determine if they influenced diagnostic yield. Methods Slides, images and patient data were collected from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center database. Slides were designated as diagnostic or non-diagnostic...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707548/geographical-assignment-of-hospitalists-in-an-urban-teaching-hospital-feasibility-and-impact-on-efficiency-and-provider-satisfaction
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Christine Bryson, Greta Boynton, Anna Stepczynski, Jane Garb, Reva Kleppel, Farzan Irani, Siva Natanasabathpy, Mihaela S Stefan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether implementation of a geographic model of assigning hospitalists is feasible and sustainable in a large hospitalist program and assess its impact on provider satisfaction, perceived efficiency and patient outcomes. METHODS: Pre (3 months) - post (12 months) intervention study conducted from June 2014 through September 2015 at a tertiary care medical center with a large hospitalist program caring for patients scattered in 4 buildings and 16 floors...
July 14, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705913/interpretation-modalities-used-on-family-centered-rounds-perspectives-of-spanish-speaking-families
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Ashley Anttila, David I Rappaport, Johan Tijerino, Nusrat Zaman, Iman Sharif
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Limited-English-proficient (LEP) patients and families are at risk for worse hospital outcomes due to impaired communication. Family-centered rounds (FCR) have become the preferred format for information sharing among providers and families at pediatric institutions. However, there are limited data on FCR among LEP families, particularly regarding interpretation type. We sought to examine the relationships between interpretation type and FCR satisfaction and efficacy among Spanish-speaking families, the fastest growing LEP population in pediatric hospitals...
July 13, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700341/survival-of-metastatic-melanoma-patients-after-dendritic-cell-vaccination-correlates-with-expression-of-leukocyte-phosphatidylethanolamine-binding-protein-1-raf-kinase-inhibitory-protein
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Sonja I Buschow, Matteo Ramazzotti, Inge M J Reinieren-Beeren, Lucie M Heinzerling, Harm Westdorp, Irene Stefanini, Luca Beltrame, Stanleyson V Hato, Eva Ellebaek, Stefanie Gross, Van Anh Nguyen, Georg Weinlich, Jiannis Ragoussis, Dilair Baban, Beatrice Schuler-Thurner, Inge M Svane, Nikolaus Romani, Jonathan M Austyn, I Jolanda M De Vries, Gerold Schuler, Duccio Cavalieri, Carl G Figdor
Immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma offers great promise but, to date, only a subset of patients have responded. There is an urgent need to identify ways of allocating patients to the most beneficial therapy, to increase survival and decrease therapy-associated morbidity and costs. Blood-based biomarkers are of particular interest because of their straightforward implementation in routine clinical care. We sought to identify markers for dendritic cell (DC) vaccine-based immunotherapy against metastatic melanoma through gene expression analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700126/contextual-factors-impacting-a-pain-management-intervention
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Fawwaz Alaloul, Kimberly Williams, John Myers, Kayla Dlauren Jones, Katelyn Sullivan, M Cynthia Logsdon
PURPOSE: To determine if findings from our preliminary study related to patient and nursing satisfaction with a pain management intervention could be replicated in a changed environment, and if contextual factors could impact the effectiveness of a pain management intervention on patient satisfaction with nursing staff's management of pain. METHODS: A prospective, experimental design was used with six monthly assessments before, during, and after the intervention...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699937/techniques-and-behaviors-associated-with-exemplary-inpatient-general-medicine-teaching-an-exploratory-qualitative-study
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Nathan Houchens, Molly Harrod, Stephanie Moody, Karen Fowler, Sanjay Saint
BACKGROUND: Clinician educators face numerous obstacles to their joint mission of facilitating high-quality learning while also delivering patient-centered care. Such challenges necessitate increased attention to the work of exemplary clinician educators, their respective teaching approaches, and the experiences of their learners. OBJECTIVE: To describe techniques and behaviors utilized by clinician educators to facilitate excellent teaching during inpatient general medicine rounds...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699144/palliative-care-needs-assessment-in-the-neuro-icu-effect-on-family
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Claire J Creutzfeldt, Marina G Hanna, C Sherry Cheever, Abhijit V Lele, Charles Spiekerman, Ruth A Engelberg, J Randall Curtis
BACKGROUND: Examine the association of a daily palliative care needs checklist on outcomes for family members of patients discharged from the neurosciences intensive care unit (neuro-ICU). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, longitudinal cohort study in a single, thirty-bed neuro-ICU in a regional comprehensive stroke and level 1 trauma center. One of two neuro-ICU services that admit patients to the same ICU on alternating days used a palliative care needs checklist during morning work rounds...
July 11, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693524/national-consensus-on-communication-in-prehospital-trauma-care-the-denim-study
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Annelieke Maria Karien Harmsen, Leo Maria George Geeraedts, Georgios Fredericus Giannakopoulos, Maartje Terra, Herman M T Christiaans, Lidwine Brigitta Mokkink, Frank Willem Bloemers
BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands prehospital trauma care is provided by emergency medical services (EMS) nurses. This care is extended by Physician staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (P-HEMS) for the more severely injured patient. Prehospital communication is a factor of influence on the identification of these patients and the dispatch of P-HEMS. Though prehospital communication it is often perceived to be incomplete and unstructured. To elucidated factors of influence on prehospital triage and the identification of the severely injured patient a Delphi study was performed...
July 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688999/assessing-the-implementation-of-a-bedside-service-handoff-on-an-academic-hospitalist-service
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Charlie M Wray, Vineet M Arora, Donald Hedeker, David O Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Inpatient service handoffs are a vulnerable transition during a patients' hospitalization. We hypothesized that performing the service handoff at the patients' bedside may be one mechanism to more efficiently transfer patient information between physicians, while further integrating the patient into their hospital care. METHODS: We performed a 6-month prospective study of performing a bedside handoff (BHO) at the service transition on a non-teaching hospitalist service...
July 5, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687525/smd-kozlowski-type-caused-by-p-arg594his-substitution-in-trpv4-reveals-abnormal-ossification-and-notochordal-remnants-in-discs-and-vertebrae
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Tadeusz Bieganski, Peter Beighton, Maciej Lukaszewski, Krzysztof Bik, Lukasz Kuszel, Ewa Wasilewska, Kazimierz Kozlowski, Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak
Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia Kozlowski type (SMDK) is a monogenic disorder within the TRPV4 dysplasia spectrum and has characteristic spinal and metaphyseal involvement. We report skeletal MR imaging in a two-year-old patient who manifested typical clinical and radiographic features of SMDK. The diagnosis was confirmed by molecular analysis which revealed a mutation NM_021625.4:c.1781G > A - p.(Arg594His) in exon 11 of the TRPV4 gene. We have documented abnormalities in endochondral formation of the long and short tubular bones as well as round bones of the wrists and feet...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668414/extra-adrenal-myelolipoma-and-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-imaging-features-of-two-similar-benign-fat-containing-presacral-masses-that-may-mimic-liposarcoma
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Laurel A Littrell, Jodi M Carter, Stephen M Broski, Doris E Wenger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the imaging characteristics of extra-adrenal myelolipoma and mass-forming extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) occurring in the presacral region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review between 1980 and 2015 revealed 11 patients with biopsy-proven presacral extra-adrenal myelolipoma and 11 patients with presacral EMH and radiologic imaging studies. RESULTS: All cases of both myelolipoma and EMH directly abutted the anterior sacrum and were centered on the midline...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661726/laparoscopic-findings-associated-with-bladder-endometriosis-are-correlated-with-disease-severity
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Jerome Bouaziz, Zohar Dotan, Michal Zajicek, Matityahu Zolti, Howard Carp, Mordechai Goldenberg, Daniel S Seidman, David Soriano
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Bladder involvement is rare in endometriosis. The prevalence is estimated to be ∼1% in patients with endometriosis. However, this figure seems to be an underestimation. The diagnosis of bladder endometriosis might be missed during laparoscopy. The aim of this study was to determine an intraoperative visual score of pelvic lesions that help the surgeon suspect bladder endometriosis. Design, Design Classification: A retrospective analysis was performed on the intraoperative photographs and videos of 69 patients with histological confirmation of bladder endometriosis...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661543/implementing-nurse-facilitated-person-centered-care-approaches-for-patients-with-delirium-superimposed-on-dementia-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Andrea Yevchak, Donna M Fick, Ann M Kolanowski, Jane McDowell, Todd Monroe, Anna LeViere, Lorraine Mion
Little is understood about the use of person-centered care (PCC) for individuals with delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD), especially in the acute care setting. As part of a larger clinical trial, the purpose of the current exploratory study was to describe examples and qualitatively derived themes of nurse-facilitated PCC for hospitalized older adults with dementia and delirium. A total of 750 delirium rounds were analyzed across three diverse acute care sites. Qualitative derived themes of PCC included: (a) Knowing the Patient's Baseline; (b) Knowing the Patient's Interests and Values; (c) Enhancing Sensory Abilities to Communicate; (d) Individualizing Cognitive Stimulation; and (e) Enhancing Behavioral Approaches to Comfort and Sleep...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658182/using-kotter-s-change-framework-to-implement-and-sustain-multiple-complementary-icu-initiatives
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Anne Mørk, Anna Krupp, Jennifer Hankwitz, Ann Malec
This article describes the planning, implementation, and outcomes of 2 complementary quality initiatives, bedside handoff and nurse-initiated interdisciplinary bedside rounds, in a 24-bed medical/surgical intensive care unit. Systematic approaches such as Kotter's change model and unit-based champions were used to redesign care processes and standardize daily communication and workflows. Active partnership with the patient and the family during these changes promoted a strong intensive care unit culture of patient- and family-centered care...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649564/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-an-update-on-clinical-aspects-genetics-diagnosis-and-future-treatment-strategies
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Virginia Mirra, Claudius Werner, Francesca Santamaria
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an orphan disease (MIM 244400), autosomal recessive inherited, characterized by motile ciliary dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of PCD is 1:10,000 to 1:20,000 live-born children, but true prevalence could be even higher. PCD is characterized by chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease, infertility/ectopic pregnancy, and situs anomalies, that occur in ≈50% of PCD patients (Kartagener syndrome), and these may be associated with congenital heart abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637137/development-and-acceptability-testing-of-decision-trees-for-self-management-of-prosthetic-socket-fit-in-adults-with-lower-limb-amputation
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Daniel Joseph Lee, Diana A Veneri
PURPOSE: The most common complaint lower limb prosthesis users report is inadequacy of a proper socket fit. Adjustments to the residual limb-socket interface can be made by the prosthesis user without consultation of a clinician in many scenarios through skilled self-management. Decision trees guide prosthesis wearers through the self-management process, empowering them to rectify fit issues, or referring them to a clinician when necessary. This study examines the development and acceptability testing of patient-centered decision trees for lower limb prosthesis users...
February 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636793/development-and-validation-of-ihs4-a-novel-dynamic-scoring-system-to-assess-hidradenitis-suppurativa-acne-inversa-severity
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C C Zouboulis, T Tzellos, A Kyrgidis, G B E Jemec, F G Bechara, E J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, J R Ingram, T Kanni, I Karagiannidis, A Martorell, Ł Matusiak, A Pinter, E P Prens, D Presser, S Schneider-Burrus, E von Stebut, J C Szepietowski, H H van der Zee, S M Wilden, R Sabat
BACKGROUND: A validated tool for the dynamic severity assessment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is lacking. The aim of this study was to develop and validate such a novel scoring system. METHODS: A Delphi voting procedure was conducted among the members of the European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (EHSF) to achieve consensus towards an initial HS Severity Score System (HS4). Strengths and weaknesses of HS4 were examined by a multicenter prospective study...
June 21, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618451/multicenter-comparison-of-cd34-myeloid-cell-count-by-flow-cytometry-in-low-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-is-it-feasible
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Patricia Font, Dolores Subirá, Sergio Matarraz, Celina Benavente, María Teresa Cedena, Marta Morado, Ana Pérez Corral, José María Bellón, José Luis Díez-Martín
BACKGROUND: Accuracy of bone marrow (BM) blast count in low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) still remains a challenge though it is essential for prognosis. We investigated whether the enumeration of CD34+ myeloid cells by flow cytometry immunophenotyping (FCI) could be used as a consistent parameter for clinical MDS studies. METHODS: Six clinical centres entered the study and information on their FCI protocols was recorded. Sixty-seven flow cytometry listmodes from BM samples of patients with low-risk MDS with <5% BM blasts were exchanged among participants in two different rounds...
June 15, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610934/boarding-icu-patients-are-our-rounding-practices-subpar
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Andrew M Nunn, Justin S Hatchimonji, Daniel N Holena, Mark J Seamon, Brian P Smith, Lewis J Kaplan, Niels D Martin, Patrick M Reilly, C William Schwab, Jose L Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) patients "boarding" in ICUs other than the designated home unit have been shown to suffer increased rates of complications. We hypothesized that ICU rounding practices are different when SICU patients are housed in home vs. boarding ICUs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: SICU rounds were observed at an academic quaternary medical center. Individual patient rounding time and order seen on rounds along with patient data and demographics were recorded...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599190/sharing-post-aml-consolidation-supportive-therapy-with-local-centers-reduces-patient-travel-burden-without-compromising-outcomes
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Samantha A Hershenfeld, Kimberly Maki, Lana Rothfels, Cindy S Murray, Shannon Nixon, Aaron D Schimmer, Mary C Doherty
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is frequently treated with induction and consolidation chemotherapy. Consolidation chemotherapy can be delivered on an ambulatory basis, requiring some patients to travel long distances for treatment at specialized centers. We developed a shared care model where patients receive consolidation chemotherapy at a quaternary center, but post-consolidation supportive care at local hospitals. To evaluate the impact of our model on patient travel and outcomes we conducted a retrospective analysis of AML and acute promyelocytic leukemia patients receiving consolidation over four years at our quaternary center...
June 1, 2017: Leukemia Research
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