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Gus Go, Kathy T Davies, Cara O'Callaghan, Wendy Senior, Karam Kostner, Narelle Fagermo, Sandhir B Prasad
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend functional testing for myocardial ischaemia in the perioperative setting in patients with greater than one recognised cardiac risk factor and self-reported reduced exercise capacity. AIM: To determine the clinical utility of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) for perioperative risk stratification in patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: Data on 79 consecutive patients undergoing DSE for perioperative risk stratification at a single centre were retrospectively reviewed to determine rates of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during the index hospitalisation and 30 days post-discharge...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
Patricia D Suplee, Lisa Kleppel, Debra Bingham
OBJECTIVE: To explore what types of educational materials and discharge information are currently used by postpartum nurses to educate women about the warning signs of postpartum complications to determine what key messages should be presented to women after birth and before discharge. DESIGN: Exploratory qualitative. SETTING: Six hospitals located in New Jersey and Georgia. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two nurses. METHODS: Six focus group discussions were conducted using a semistructured interview guide to elicit data on how and what nurses taught women about maternal post-birth warning signs...
November 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
Eno-Obong Edet Utuk, Enobong Emmanuel Ikpeme
INTRODUCTION: Childhood malignancies are now recognized as a growing global challenge, especially in resource poor settings. Although they constitute a smaller percentage of childhood illnesses in developing countries, compared with infectious diseases, the burden of cancer is still a tremendous problem on patients, families, the healthcare system, and the society. Data on the burden of childhood cancers across different regions is important, as there may be variations in incidences in different locations even within the same country...
2015: Pan African Medical Journal
Genevieve Shouls, Zakariya Jarrar, John Wickenden
AIM: To design a hospital-standardised phlebotomy handover method to improve the communication between phlebotomists and doctors. To reduce delays in patient management and discharges which occur due to poor handover. METHOD: Qualitative data was collected to gauge junior doctors' experiences of the current handover process. Quantitative data was collected over a two-week period across two medical wards to measure the proportion of requested bloods that could not be taken by phlebotomists that were successfully handed over to doctors...
2014: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
Abubakar Ibrahim Jatau, Myat Moe Thwe Aung, Tuan Hairulnizam Tuan Kamauzaman, Ab Fatah Ab Rahman
BACKGROUND: Data on the prevalence of adverse drug event (ADE)-related emergency department (ED) visits in developing countries are limited. Malaysia is located in South-East Asia, and, to our knowledge, no information exists on ADE-related ED visits. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, preventability, severity, and outcome of drug-related ED visits. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was conducted in consenting patients who visited the ED of Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia over a 6-week period...
2015: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
Anthea Rhoda, Natalie Cunningham, Simon Azaria, Gerard Urimubenshi
BACKGROUND: The provision of rehabilitation differs between developed and developing countries, this could impact on the outcomes of post stroke rehabilitation. The aim of this paper is to present provision of in-patient stroke rehabilitation. In addition the challenges experienced by the individuals with participation post discharge are also presented. METHODS: Qualitative and quantitative research methods were used to collect data. The quantitative data was collected using a retrospective survey of stroke patients admitted to hospitals over a three- to five-year period...
September 28, 2015: BMC Health Services Research
Hanan J Aboumatar, Bickey H Chang, Jad Al Danaf, Mohammad Shaear, Ruth Namuyinga, Sathyanarayanan Elumalai, Jill A Marsteller, Peter J Pronovost
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered care is integral to health care quality, yet little is known regarding how to achieve patient-centeredness in the hospital setting. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey measures patients' reports on clinician behaviors deemed by patients as key to a high-quality hospitalization experience. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a national study of hospitals that achieved the highest performance on HCAHPS to identify promising practices for improving patient-centeredness, common challenges met, and how those were addressed...
September 2015: Medical Care
Crispin Thompson, José Filipe Gonsalves, David Welsh
PURPOSE: Traumatic central cord syndrome (TCCS) is the most commonly encountered type of incomplete spinal cord injury. TCCS typically occurs in patients over the age of 50 with a narrow spinal canal and follows an acute hyperextension injury of the cervical spine. Here, we report on the demographics of TCCS patients, their clinical course and outcomes, and the factors that may have influenced these outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective folder review of patients who presented to our facility between January 2004 and December 2008 following hyperextension injury of the cervical spine and with the clinical manifestations of a central cord syndrome...
January 2015: European Spine Journal
John A Joska, Ade Obayemi, Henri Cararra, Katherine Sorsdahl
Severe mental illness (SMI) in people living with HIV (PLWH) may impact on the initiation and adherence to combination antiretroviral treatment. We conducted a cross-sectional retrospective folder review of 100 PLWH suffering from an SMI, in Cape Town, South Africa. Information pertaining to whether these patients had attended a six-month visit at the referral HIV clinic after discharge from a psychiatric hospital was obtained. Of the 100 participants, 63 did not attend a first 6-month HIV clinic follow-up...
August 2014: AIDS and Behavior
N M Campbell, J G Colville, Y van der Heyde, A B van As
BACKGROUND: Before the introduction of the Firearms Control Act in 2004, the epidemiology of childhood firearm injuries from 1991 to 2001 in Cape Town, South Africa, was reported. This study analyses current data as a comparator to assess the impact of the Act. METHODS: Firearm injuries seen at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, from 2001 to 2010 were respectively reviewed. Data recorded included the patients' folder numbers, gender, date of birth, age, date of presentation, date discharged and inpatient stay, firearm type, number of shots, circumstances, injury sites, injury type, treatment, resulting morbidities and survival...
July 31, 2013: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
E O V Ugwu, K C E Obioha, O A Okezie, A O Ugwu
BACKGROUND: The rising global rate in caesarean delivery has been a source of concern to obstetricians worldwide. In spite of remarkable improvement in the safety of anaesthesia and surgical techniques, caesarean section has higher risks of maternal death when compared with normal vaginal delivery. Thus, the current emphasis is to limit the rising rate of caesarean section to as much as possible. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of caesarean section, pregnancy out-come, major indications and complications of caesarean section...
January 2011: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
Ibrahim Taiwo Adeleke, Adedeji Olugbenga Adekanye, Kayode Abiodun Onawola, Alaba George Okuku, Samuel Adebowale Adefemi, Sunday Adesubomi Erinle, AbdurRahman Alhaji Shehu, Olubunmi Edith Yahaya, AbdulLateef Adisa Adebisi, John Adeniran James, Oloundare Olanrewaju AbdulGhaney, Lateef Mosebolatan Ogundiran, Abdullahi Daniyan Jibril, Moses Esimy Atakere, Moses Achinbee, Oluwaseun Ayoade Abodunrin, Muhammad Wasagi Hassan
BACKGROUND: Health records are essential for good health care. Their quality depends on accurate and prompt documentation of the care provided and regular analysis of content. This study assessed the quantitative properties of inpatient health records at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Nigeria. METHOD: A retrospective study was carried out to assess the documentation of 780 paper-based health records of inpatients discharged in 2009. RESULTS: 732 patient records were reviewed from the departments of obstetrics (45...
November 2012: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
I Wainiqolo, B Kafoa, E McCaig, B Kool, R McIntyre, S Ameratunga
INTRODUCTION: Whilst more than 90% of injury related deaths are estimated to occur in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), the epidemiology of fatal and hospitalised injuries in Pacific Island Countries has received scant attention. This study describes the development and piloting of a population-based trauma registry in Fiji to address this gap in knowledge. METHODS: The Fiji Injury Surveillance in Hospitals (FISH) system was an active surveillance system designed to identify injuries resulting in death or a hospital admission in Viti Levu, Fiji...
January 2013: Injury
Sandhir B Prasad, Farzan Fahrtash, Yuvaraj Malaiapan, Ian T Meredith, James Cameron
Background. We sought to determine and compare the prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome (MS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) utilizing the new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition with the older National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) definition. We also examined the clinical utility of MS in this context. Methods. A total of 107 consecutive patients with AMI were prospectively evaluated for MS. Fasting lipids obtained at admission and fasting glucose at discharge were used...
2010: Cardiology Research and Practice
D Volkert, C Saeglitz, H Gueldenzoph, C C Sieber, P Stehle
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Malnutrition is common in geriatric patients and associated with poor outcome. If recognised, effective treatment is possible. In recent years, low nutritional awareness among health care professionals (HCPs) has been deplored with respect to the general hospital population. The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to assess to which extent malnutrition and nutrition-related problems are documented by physicians and nursing staff in geriatric patients and whether nutrition support is used in daily clinical routine...
May 2010: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
Roberto Mário Silveira Issler, Paulo José Cauduro Marostica, Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani
BACKGROUND: Few studies in Brazil have been published about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and none has addressed the mother's orientation about placing the infant to sleep in the supine position. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on mothers of an individual educational intervention in the maternity ward about infant sleep position. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was conducted with a study sample of 228 mother-infant pairs assigned to an intervention or a control group...
June 2009: Birth
A Stanley, N Graham, A Parrish
OBJECTIVE: To measure the re-admission rate and the number of preventable re-admissions in a secondary-level South African hospital, and to identify factors predictive of re-admission. METHOD: The admission register for the medical wards at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital (CMH) was used to identify re-admitted patients, whose folders were then reviewed. A comparison group of patients who were not re-admitted was randomly generated from the same register. RESULTS: The re-admission rate for the 7 months ending October 2006 was 8...
April 2008: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Luciana Mara Monti Fonseca, Carmen Gracinda Silvan Scochi, Semiramis Melani Melo Rocha, Adriana Moraes Leite
This work aimed at describing the development of educational and instructional material for maternal training, so as to prepare the mother for the preterm infants' discharge from hospital, by means of the participatory methodology. The pedagogical model used was that of education for critical consciousness, based on Paulo Freire. Study participants were two nurses, two nursing auxiliaries and four mothers of preterm babies, which were hospitalized at the Intermediate Care Unit of a university hospital in Ribeirão Preto-SP, Brazil...
January 2004: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
P Brunetti
The diagnostic criteria and the classification of diabetes mellitus have been subject in the last few years to a new substantial revision. Moreover several clinical trials have demonstrated a clear correlation between glycaemic control and the onset and progression of micro and macrovascular complications. The glycaemic aims of therapy have therefore been defined. Diabetes should be subjected to a periodic screening for the early recognition of complications. These elements should orient the compilation of the clinical folder and the hospital discharge card of the diabetic patient...
June 2001: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
D E Zalewski
A preadmission procedure for surgical services prepares patients both physically and psychologically. A VIP folder holds all the information patients and the surgical staff need: procedure information, test results, discharge instructions, etc. On the day of the surgery, patients report directly to the surgical unit.
September 1997: Nursing Management
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