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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235956/the-experience-of-korean-nurses-during-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-outbreak
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Sook-Bin Im, Steven L Baumann, Mina Ahn, Hyunok Kim, Bock-Hui Youn, MinKyoung Park, Ok-Ja Lee
The authors in this article explore the experiences of eight South Korean nurses during an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which took place in the fall of 2015. These nurses were mandated to remain in isolation in an intensive care unit (ICU) dedicated to the treatment of the patients with the MERS virus for 7 days. Parse's humanbecoming theory was used to frame the discussion. Three themes found in the nurse's stories are discussed: feeling hopeless and cut off, feeling shame and overworked, and feeling pride in fulfilling a duty...
January 2018: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234214/clinical-practice-updates-in-the-management-of-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Ayesha M Khan, Halina Mydra, Ana Nevarez
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), previously called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a severe reduction in peripheral blood platelet count. In healthy individuals, normal platelet count ranges from 150-450 × 109/L, while in thrombocytopenia counts fall to less than 100 × 109/L.1 In adults, the incidence of ITP is approximately two to four per 100,000.2,3 Bleeding risks, specifically hemorrhage and intracranial hemorrhage, represent the most serious complications for patients with ITP...
December 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233800/participant-centric-initiatives-and-medical-research-scoping-review-protocol
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Victoria Coathup, Nao Hamakawa, Teresa Finlay, Jessica Bell, Jane Kaye, Kazuto Kato
BACKGROUND: Significant advances in digital technologies have meant that health care data can be collected, stored, transferred, and analyzed for research purposes more easily than ever before. Participant-centric initiatives (PCI) are defined as "tools, programs, and projects that empower participants to engage in the research process" using digital technologies and have the potential to provide a number of benefits to both participants and researchers, including the promotion of public trust in medical research, improved quality of research, increased recruitment and retention, and improved health care delivery...
December 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233697/retrospective-analysis-of-471-surgically-treated-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fractures
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Michael Blumer, Sabina Kumalic, Thomas Gander, Martin Lanzer, Claudio Rostetter, Martin Rücker, Heinz-Theo Lübbers
PURPOSE: Zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures are frequent in facial trauma; only fractures of the mandible are more common. Although the frequency of these fractures is geographically consistent, the aetiology differs widely among countries and even regions. Differences in socio-economic status and the ageing population seem to be two causes. This retrospective epidemiological study evaluates patients who were surgically treated for ZMC fractures at a Swiss university clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 471 patients who were surgically treated for ZMC fractures in an oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at a Swiss university hospital between January 2004 and December 2012...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233434/assessing-students-knowledge-regarding-the-roles-and-responsibilities-of-a-pharmacist-with-focus-on-care-transitions-through-simulation
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Erini S Serag-Bolos, Aimon C Miranda, Shyam R Gelot, Sheetal P Dharia, Kristy M Shaeer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of a pharmacist-focused transitions of care (TOC) simulation on students' perceptions and knowledge of pharmacist roles in the healthcare continuum. Educational Activity and Setting: Two simulations, highlighting pharmacist roles in various practice settings, were conducted within the Pharmaceutical Skills courses in the third-year doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Patient cases were built utilizing electronic medical records (EMR). Students' knowledge was assessed before and after the simulations regarding pharmacist involvement in medication reconciliation, reduction in patient readmissions, reduction of inappropriate medication use, roles and communication on an interprofessional team, and involvement with health information technology (HIT) during care transitions...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233387/combining-rhetoric-and-role-play-to-introduce-and-develop-patient-presentation-skills-in-third-year-pharmacy-students
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Rucha Bond, Krista L Donohoe, Berrnadette Jakeman, Herbert T Davis, Laura Morgan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To implement a mock rounds activity designed to introduce and develop patient presentation skills in pharmacy students. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: The sample population included third-year pharmacy students enrolled at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) during Fall 2011, 2012, and 2013. A mock rounds activity was developed and implemented in the Pharmaceutical Care Lab setting. Students were assigned an infectious disease case and asked to create an assessment and plan to present orally to an acting preceptor in a small group laboratory setting...
November 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232757/-real-life-data-on-the-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-oedema-in-germany
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Robert G H Wilke, Robert Patrick Finger, Helmut G Sachs
Background Controlled prospective clinical trials on the treatment of diabetic macular oedema (DME) using anti-VEGF compounds show very good results in visual acuity gain over several years. To date, only limited data are available from comparable studies under real-life settings in clinical routine. However, real-life data from other indications for anti-VEGF treatment suggest that, in clinical routine, gain in visual acuity is less pronounced and cannot be maintained over a longer period of time, which is related to the significantly lower number of injections administered in clinical routine...
December 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232466/real-world-evidence-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
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E A Eisenhauer
Introduction: 'Real-world evidence (RWE)' refers to information on the utilization and outcome of new therapies and technologies in clinical practice. RWE may include single institution cohort studies, population-based health services studies, or (inter)national data on survival and mortality. This paper reviews RWE on the impact of treatment in ovarian cancer. Materials and methods: A literature review of publications addressing population level survival outcomes of new surgical and systemic treatment interventions in ovarian cancer was undertaken...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230540/preventing-future-fractures-effectiveness-of-an-orthogeriatric-fracture-liaison-service-compared-to-an-outpatient-fracture-liaison-service-and-the-standard-management-in-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Antonio Naranjo, Sonia Fernández-Conde, Soledad Ojeda, Laura Torres-Hernández, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Idoia Bernardos, Sinforiano Rodríguez, Pedro Laynez
An observational study was carried out in two hospitals in patients > 65 years admitted for hip fracture. At 6 months, 15% of patients in the hospital with orthogeriatric standard care and 75% in the hospital with fracture liaison service were receiving bisphosphonates. PURPOSE: Many patients with fractures are discharged without preventive therapy against further fractures. We sought to compare the effectiveness of an orthogeriatric fracture liaison service (FLS), outpatient FLS, and the standard care after hip fractures in prevention of future fractures...
December 11, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230475/improving-decisions-about-transport-to-the-emergency-department-for-assisted-living-residents-who-fall
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Jefferson G Williams, Michael W Bachman, Michael D Lyons, Benjamin B Currie, Lawrence H Brown, A Wooten Jones, Jose G Cabanas, Alan K Kronhaus, J Brent Myers
Background: Residents of assisted living facilities who fall may not be seriously ill or injured, but policies often require immediate transport to an emergency department regardless of the patient's condition. Objective: To determine whether unnecessary transport can be avoided. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: One large county with a single system of emergency medical services. Participants: Convenience sample of residents in 22 assisted living facilities served by 1 group of primary care physicians...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228152/effectiveness-of-nutritional-interventions-addressed-to-elderly-persons-umbrella-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Andrea Poscia, Sonja Milovanovic, Daniele Ignazio La Milia, Mariusz Duplaga, Marcin Grysztar, Francesco Landi, Umberto Moscato, Nicola Magnavita, Agnese Collamati, Walter Ricciardi
Background: The number of Europeans aged over 65 will double between 2010 and 2060, reaching 30% of the European population. Nutrition is emerging as a key element of healthy life since both obesity and malnutrition are established risk factors for morbidity and disability. The aim of this umbrella review (UR) is to summarize the findings of all current systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyzes (MAs) on the effectiveness of nutritional intervention designed to promote healthy aging in older individuals...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227410/recurrent-lower-eyelid-ectropion-after-graft-surgery-using-autogenous-palmaris-longus-tendon
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Koji Komatsu, Hiromichi Matsuda, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Tadashi Nakano
A 78-year-old male experienced right lower eyelid ectropion following right facial trauma from a fall 5 years ago, for which he underwent autogenous palmaris longus tendon graft surgery at another clinic. Recurrence was noted 3 years after surgery. On first examination, there was outward turning of the lateral half of the right lower eyelid margin. We performed a lateral tarsal strip procedure with removal of the graft. Intraoperatively, the lateral part of the graft was located along the inferior tarsal border, whereas the medial part was located on the tarsal surface...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227337/six-nursing-care-problems-in-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study-of-quality-of-care
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Doris Eglseer, Manuela Hödl, Christa Lohrmann
Investigations about the quality of nursing care on structure, process, and outcome levels relating to various nursing care problems are rare. This cross-sectional multicenter study was conducted in 30 Austrian hospitals with 2878 patients. The quality of nursing care differed significantly with respect to the individual problems (pressure ulcer, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, restraints, pain), highlighting the need for studies that focus specifically on the quality of care and not merely on single nursing care problems...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227173/changes-in-platelet-function-with-inflammation-in-patients-undergoing-vascular-surgery
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Bartosz Olechowski, Vikram Khanna, Mark Mariathas, Alexander Ashby, Richard T Dalton, Ian Nordon, Nicola Englyst, Scott Harris, Zoe Nicholas, Kala Thayalasamy, Michael Mahmoudi, Nick Curzen
The role of platelets in ischaemic events is well established. Aspirin represents the default antiplatelet and blocks the metabolism of arachidonic acid (AA) at the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme (COX). AA is commonly used as a test of response to aspirin, but recent data raise uncertainty about the validity of this approach. Specifically, in some patients AA-induced clotting is not suppressed, but the level of COX-dependent AA metabolite, thromboxane B2 (TXB2) is negligible. Furthermore, AA-induced whole blood clotting varies dynamically in individuals, who are aspirin responsive according to TXB2 levels...
December 11, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225936/comparative-analysis-of-gender-differences-in-outcomes-after-trauma-in-india-and-the-usa-case-for-standardised-coding-of-injury-mechanisms-in-trauma-registries
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Mohini Dasari, Siddarth D David, Elizabeth Miller, Juan Carlos Puyana, Nobhojit Roy
Introduction: While females generally have better outcomes than males after traumatic injury, higher mortality has been shown to occur in females after intentional trauma in lower-income countries. However, gender differences in trauma outcomes in different countries have not been previously compared. We conducted a two-country comparative analysis to characterise gender differences in mortality for different mechanisms of injury. Methods: Two urban trauma databases were analysed from India and the USA for fall, motor vehicle collision (MVC) and assault patients between 2013 and 2015...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225468/therapy-of-an-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-by-intrathecal-injection-of-epo-and-subcutaneous-injection-of-epo-vitamin-c-and-g-csf
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Augustinus Bader, Martin Reinhardt, Achim Beuthe, Klaus Röhl, Shibashish Giri
Spinal cord injury is a rare disease with an incidence about 40 cases per million population in the USA. The most common reasons are traffic accidents, falls, violence and sports. A 53-year-old male patient presented with an incomplete tetraparesis as a result of a spinal cord injury after the accident. It was not possible to treat him with steroids because he was out of the therapeutic time period of 8 hours when he presented to the hospital. The main problem of spinal cord injuries is the secondary injury caused by inflammation and swelling of the spinal cord...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224654/evaluation-and-management-of-blunt-solid-organ-trauma
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Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Craig Robinson, Sean Dariushnia
Trauma is a leading cause of death in patients under the age of 45 and generally associated with a high kinetic energy event such as a motor vehicle accident or fall from extreme elevations. Blunt trauma can affect every organ system and major vascular structure with potentially devastating effect. When we consider abdominal solid organ injury from blunt trauma, we usually think of the liver, spleen, and kidneys. However, all of the abdominal organs, including the pancreas and adrenal glands, may be involved...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223594/femoral-neck-fractures-after-removal-of-hardware-in-healed-trochanteric-fractures
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REVIEW
Antonio Barquet, Peter V Giannoudis, Andrés Gelink
INTRODUCTION: Hardware removal in healed trochanteric fractures (TF) in the absence of infection or significant mechanical complications is rarely indicated. However, in patients with persistent pain, prominent material and discomfort in the activities of daily living, the implant is eventually removed. Publications of ipsilateral femoral neck fracture after removal of implants from healed trochanteric fractures (FNFARIHTF) just because of pain or discomfort are rare. The purpose of this systematic review of the literature is to report on the eventual risk factors, the mechanisms, the clinical presentation, and frequency, and to pay special emphasis in their prevention...
December 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223302/modeling-the-target-dose-fall-off-in-imrt-and-vmat-planning-techniques-for-cervical-sbrt
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A Brito Delgado, D Cohen, T Y Eng, D N Stanley, Z Shi, M Charlton, A N Gutiérrez
There has been growing interest in the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) technique for the treatment of cervical cancer. The purpose of this study was to characterize dose distributions as well as model the target dose fall-off for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) delivery techniques using 6 and 10 MV photon beam energies. Fifteen (n = 15) patients with non-bulky cervical tumors were planned in Pinnacle3 with a Varian Novalis Tx (HD120 MLC) using 6 and 10 MV photons with the following techniques: (1) IMRT with 10 non-coplanar beams (2) dual, coplanar 358° VMAT arcs (4° spacing), and (3) triple, non-coplanar VMAT arcs...
December 6, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223194/hospital-confirmed-acute-myocardial-infarction-prehospital-identification-using-the-medical-priority-dispatch-system
#20
Jeff J Clawson, Isabel Gardett, Greg Scott, Conrad Fivaz, Tracey Barron, Meghan Broadbent, Christopher Olola
Introduction Early recognition of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can increase the patient's likelihood of survival. As the first point of contact for patients accessing medical care through emergency services, emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) represent the earliest potential identification point for AMIs. The objective of the study was to determine how AMI cases were coded and prioritized at the dispatch point, and also to describe the distribution of these cases by patient age and gender. Hypothesis/Problem No studies currently exist that describe the EMD's ability to correctly triage AMIs into Advanced Life Support (ALS) response tiers...
December 10, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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