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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143487/nurses-implementation-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-prevention-guidelines-an-observational-study-in-jordan
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Sami M Aloush
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Thoracic Society, and the Institute for Health Care and Improvement have been published to reduce the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the clinical settings; however, nurses' compliance with these guidelines is still questionable. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess nurses' compliance with ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guidelines and the factors that influence their compliance...
November 15, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138486/the-impact-of-a-specialized-spinal-cord-injury-center-as-compared-with-non-specialized-centers-on-the-acute-respiratory-management-of-patients-with-complete-tetraplegia-an-observational-study
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Martin Albert, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To compare the proportion of tracheostomy placement and duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with a complete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) that were managed early or lately in a specialized acute SCI-center. The second objective was to determine the impact of the timing of admission to the SCI-center on the MV support duration. SETTING: A single Level-1 trauma center specialized in SCI care in Quebec (Canada)...
November 15, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120096/the-association-between-oral-health-status-and-respiratory-pathogen-colonization-with-pneumonia-risk-in-institutionalized-adults
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Chl Hong, M M Aung, K Kanagasabai, C A Lim, S Liang, K S Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the oral health and the prevalence of pre-existing oral colonization with respiratory pathogens in dependent elderly, and whether these factors influence pneumonia development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants residing in a long-term care facility received bedside oral examinations, and information on their oral health (caries status, calculus index and debris index) was obtained. Samples from the tongue and teeth were collected at baseline and at time of pneumonia development...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118045/measurement-of-selected-preventable-adverse-drug-events-in-electronic-health-records-toward-developing-a-complexity-score
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Nakyung Jeon, Magarita Sorokina, Carl Henriksen, Ben Staley, Gloria Pflugfelder Lipori, Almut G Winterstein
PURPOSE: The defining of a select number of high-priority preventable adverse drug events (pADEs) for measurement in the electronic health record (EHR) and the estimation of pADE incidences in two tertiary care facilities are described. METHODS: This study was part of a larger effort aimed at developing an automated electronic health record (EHR)-based complexity-score (C-score) that ranks hospitalized patients according to their risk for pADEs for clinical intervention...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081000/association-between-medicare-s-mandatory-hospital-value-based-purchasing-program-and-cost-inefficiency
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Germán M Izón, Chelsea A Pardini
BACKGROUND: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act instituted pay-for-performance programs, including Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP), designed to encourage hospital quality and efficiency. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: While these programs have been evaluated with respect to their implications for care quality and financial viability, this is the first study to assess the relationship between hospitals' cost inefficiency and their participation in the programs...
October 28, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077289/-predictors-of-drug-resistant-pathogens-in-community-onset-pneumonia-are-factors-considered-in-health-care-associated-pneumonia-useful-in-the-emergency-department
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Olga H Torres Bonafonte, Eva Gil Olivas, Estefanía Pérez Macho, Cristina Pacho Pacho, Miriam Mateo Roca, Jordi Casademont Pou, Domingo Ruiz Hidalgo
OBJECTIVES: To analyze factors related to drug-resistant pathogens (DRPs) in community-onset pneumonia (COP) and whether previously suggested criteria are useful in our emergency-department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective 1-year study of adults coming to the emergency department for COP. We assessed the usefulness of criteria used in health-care-associated pneumonia (HCAP), as well the Shorr index, the Barthel index, and clinical suspicion of resistant pathogens...
October 2017: Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050043/-malpractice-claims-against-pediatricians-analysis-of-expert-testimonies-from-the-medical-service-of-health-insurance-companies-between-2000-and-2014
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Heiko Steinhauer, Joachim Holzschuh, Thomas Böhler
Background In Germany, few data are available on medical malpractice claims against pediatricians. On behalf of Statutory Health Insurance Companies their Medical Service (MDK) regularly offers expert testimony in case of allegations during pediatric treatment. Methods Analysis of 374 written pediatric testimonies, documented between September 1st, 2000 and August 31st, 2014. Results 193 allegations against pediatricians were analysed separately for each sector of care (35% concerning outpatients, 28% normal inpatients, and 37% patients treated in an intensive care unit, ICU)...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046215/prospective-surveillance-of-device-associated-health-care-associated-infection-in-an-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-new-delhi-india
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Shilpee Kumar, Poornima Sen, Rajni Gaind, Pardeep Kumar Verma, Poonam Gupta, Prem Rose Suri, Sunita Nagpal, Anil Kumar Rai
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of health care-associated infections (HAIs) plays a key role in the hospital infection control program and reduction of HAIs. In India, most of the surveillance of HAIs is reported from private sector hospitals that do not depict the situation of government sector hospitals. Other studies do not confirm with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance criterion, or deal with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) instead of ventilator-associated event (VAE)...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029188/an-analysis-of-the-epidemic-of-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-convergence-of-two-evolutionary-mechanisms-creates-the-perfect-storm
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Laura J Rojas, George M Weinstock, Elsa De La Cadena, Lorena Diaz, Rafael Rios, Blake M Hanson, Joseph S Brown, Purva Vats, Daniel S Phillips, Hoan Nguyen, Kristine M Hujer, Adriana Correa, Mark D Adams, Federico Perez, Erica Sodergren, Apurva Narechania, Paul J Planet, Maria V Villegas, Robert A Bonomo, Cesar A Arias
Background: Carbapenem resistance is a critical health care challenge worldwide. Particularly concerning is the widespread dissemination of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC). K. pneumoniae harboring blaKPC (KPC-Kpn) is endemic in many areas including United States, where the epidemic was primarily mediated by the clonal dissemination of Kpn ST258. We postulated that the spread of blaKPC in other regions occurs by different and more complex mechanisms. To test this, we investigated the evolution and dynamics of spread of KPC-Kpn in Colombia, where KPC became rapidly endemic after emerging in 2005...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023625/readily-identifiable-risk-factors-of-nursing-home-residents-oral-hygiene-dementia-hospice-and-length-of-stay
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Sheryl Zimmerman, Sophie Austin, Lauren Cohen, David Reed, Patricia Poole, Kimberly Ward, Philip D Sloane
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The poor oral hygiene of nursing home (NH) residents is a matter of increasing concern, especially because of its relationship with pneumonia and other health events. Because details and related risk factors in this area are scant and providers need to be able to easily identify those residents at most risk, this study comprehensively examined the plaque, gingival, and denture status of NH residents, as well as readily available correlates of those indicators of oral hygiene, including items from the Minimum Data Set (MDS)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022532/hiv-positive-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-audit
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P Mkoko, R I Raine
BACKGROUND: The indications for and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of HIV-positive patients in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify indications for ICU admission and determine factors associated with high ICU and hospital mortality in HIV-positive patients. METHODS: We reviewed case records of HIV-positive patients admitted to the medical and surgical ICUs at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016319/clinical-epidemiology-of-septic-arthritis-caused-by-burkholderia-pseudomallei-and-other-bacterial-pathogens-in-northeast-thailand
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Prapit Teparrukkul, Jiraphorn Nilsakul, Susanna Dunachie, Direk Limmathurotsakul
Septic arthritis is a medical emergency, and if not treated appropriately, it can be associated with high morbidity and mortality. Melioidosis, a serious infectious disease caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei, is highly endemic in South and Southeast Asia and northern Australia. We reviewed the medical charts of adult patients admitted with bacterial septic arthritis at Sunpasitthiprasong Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, northeast Thailand from January 2012 to December 2014. Bacterial septic arthritis was defined as one or more hot swollen joints with isolation of a pathogenic organism from an affected joint or from blood...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986159/age-specific-and-year-of-birth-changes-in-hospital-admissions-during-a-period-of-unexplained-higher-deaths-in-england
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Rodney P Jones
BACKGROUND: Policy makers have assumed that increase in medical demands and costs are attributable to the increasing age of the population and the inability of health and social care to limit demand. METHODS: Analysis of data obtained from NHS and Office of National Statistics. RESULTS: Population-adjusted age-specific patterns in medical admissions and deaths have increased over the period 2012/13 to 2015/16 in the NHS in England. The growth is both age and year of birth specific, and the youngest appear to be worst affected...
October 4, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982610/the-prospective-evaluation-of-risk-factors-and-clinical-influence-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-children-with-gram-negative-bacteria-infection
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Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Nur Bekmezci, Mehmet Soylu, Semra Sen, Gulhadiye Avcu, Sohret Aydemir, Fadil Vardar
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative (CRGN) infections have been increasing in recent years and associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiologic and clinical risk characteristics, risk factors, and outcome of CRGN infections and to compare with carbapenem-sensitive gram-negative (CSGN) infections in children. METHODS: Newly diagnosed CRGN infections in hospitalized children younger than age 18 years were prospectively recorded and all patients infected with a CSGN pathogen in the same unit within 48 hours of diagnosis were included in a control group between April 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981234/-treatment-of-stable-copd-gold-2017-and-the-associations%C3%A2
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A Legrand
GOLD 2017 Report highlights the importance of patient symptoms and exacerbation risks in influencing some therapeutic decisions for individualized patient care. Assessment of the severity of airway obstruction is now separated from the " ABCD " groups but remains a key step for the diagnosis, prognostication and nonpharmacological therapies of COPD patients. Inhaled long-acting bronchodilators, alone or in combination, have a central role in the treatment of COPD patients. Their prolonged action allows a significant improvement not only of FEV1, but also of dyspnoea and health status...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980484/rate-and-incidence-of-adverse-reactions-associated-with-ceftaroline-exposure-importance-of-cutaneous-manifestations
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Jeffrey W Jansen, Ryan P Moenster
BACKGROUND: Ceftaroline is a broad-spectrum, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-active β-lactam approved for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSIs) and community-acquired pneumonia. Because of its favorable spectrum and pharmacokinetics, ceftaroline is frequently utilized for infections such as osteomyelitis and endocarditis. Ceftaroline has been associated with neutropenia, but evaluation of other adverse events remains limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the rates and types of ceftaroline-associated adverse events and determine if patients' baseline allergies affect the rates of an adverse event...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974646/factors-associated-with-re-intubation-within-14-days-after-ventilator-liberation
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Chia-Chen Chu, Chin-Jung Liu, Suh-May Yen, Wen-Yu Chou, Pei-Tseng Kung, Yuh-Show Tsai, Wen-Chen Tsai
BACKGROUND: According to Taiwan's integrated delivery system policy, ventilator-dependent patients are successfully liberated from mechanical ventilation in accordance with step-down care. However, premature discharge affects the 14-d readmission quality index. Therefore, we explored the risk and related factors of subjects liberated from mechanical ventilation who were re-intubated within 14 d. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed a cohort of ventilator-dependent subjects 17 y of age and older using a population-based database from the Taiwan National Health Research Institutes Database from 2006 to 2010...
October 3, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960732/estimated-rates-of-influenza-associated-outpatient-visits-during-2001-2010-in-six-us-integrated-health-care-delivery-organizations
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Hong Zhou, William W Thompson, Edward A Belongia, Ashley Fowlkes, Roger Baxter, Steven J Jacobsen, Michael L Jackson, Jason M Glanz, Allison L Naleway, Derek C Ford, Eric Weintraub, David K Shay
BACKGROUND: Population-based estimates of influenza-associated outpatient visits including both pandemic and inter-pandemic seasons are uncommon. Comparisons of such estimates with laboratory-confirmed rates of outpatient influenza are rare. OBJECTIVE: To estimate influenza-associated outpatient visits in six US integrated health care delivery organizations enrolling ~7.7 million persons. METHODS: Using negative-binomial regression methods, we modeled rates of influenza-associated visits with ICD-9-CM-coded pneumonia or acute respiratory outpatient visits during 2001-10...
September 27, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938895/-it-is-good-to-take-her-early-to-the-doctor-mothers-understanding-of-childhood-pneumonia-symptoms-and-health-care-seeking-in-kilimanjaro-region-tanzania
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Florida Muro, Judith Meta, Jenny Renju, Adiel Mushi, Hilda Mbakilwa, Raimos Olomi, Hugh Reyburn, Helena Hildenwall
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is among the leading causes of avoidable deaths for young children globally. The main burden of mortality falls on children from poor and rural families who are less likely to obtain the treatment they need, highlighting inequities in access to effective care and treatment. Caretakers' illness perceptions and care-seeking practices are of major importance for children with pneumonia to receive adequate care. This study qualitatively explores the caretaker concepts of childhood pneumonia in relation to treatment seeking behaviour and health worker management in Moshi urban district, Tanzania...
September 22, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900682/treatment-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Michael Z David, Robert S Daum
Staphylococcus aureus, although generally identified as a commensal, is also a common cause of human bacterial infections, including of the skin and other soft tissues, bones, bloodstream, and respiratory tract. The history of S. aureus treatment is marked by the development of resistance to each new class of antistaphylococcal antimicrobial drugs, including the penicillins, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, glycopeptides, and others, complicating therapy. S. aureus isolates identified in the 1960s were sometimes resistant to methicillin, a ß-lactam antimicrobial active initially against a majority S...
September 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
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