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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524024/-efficacy-and-safety-of-colistimethate-sodium-in-critical-patients-an-in-vitro-study-by-using-of-monte-carlo-simulation
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Aijun Pan, Qing Mei, Tianjun Yang, Xiaolan Gao, Huaiwei Lu, Ying Ye, Jiabin Li, Bao Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of colistimethate sodium (CMS) for the treatment of critical patients infected by pan-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (PDR-AB) or pan-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PDR-PA). METHODS: 321 isolates of PDR-AB and 204 isolates of PDR-PA from critical patients admitted to 35 intensive care units (ICUs) of grade two or above were collected from the Anhui Antimicrobial Resistance Investigation Net (AHARIN) program from September 2012 to September 2015, while the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of colistin were determined by the E-test...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471931/evaluating-self-efficacy-after-a-team-based-learning-activity
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Camille Loftin, Holly West
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that confidence in learning may improve academic performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) physician assistant (PA) student's self-efficacy for learning end-of-life (EOL) care after a team-based learning (TBL) activity. Confidence in the PA student's critical thinking skills after a TBL activity was also assessed. METHODS: This research used a pretest-posttest 2-group design. Eighty-seven UTMB didactic-year PA students were randomly assigned to a TBL group (n = 43) or non-TBL group (n = 44)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407367/a-review-of-early-influences-on-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviors-of-preschool-age-children-in-high-income-countries
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Mary L Greaney, Sherrie F Wallington, Tatiana Mesa, Carlos F Salas
PURPOSE: Promoting physical activity (PA) is a key component of preventing and controlling childhood obesity. Despite well-documented benefits of PA, globally, rates of PA among young children have declined over the past decades, and most children are not accruing sufficient PA daily. Helping children develop the foundation for PA habits early in life is critical for the promotion of health in childhood and prevention of chronic diseases later in life, and will ultimately promote longer and healthier lives for individuals and the general population...
April 13, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290352/diagnostic-radiography-students-perceptions-of-formative-peer-assessment-within-a-radiographic-technique-module
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W Elshami, M E Abdalla
INTRODUCTION: Assessment is a central part of student learning. Student involvement in peer assessment leads to significant improvement in students' performance, supports students' learning, promotes the development of evaluation skills and encourages reflection. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess perceptions of the Formative Peer Assessment (FPA) initiative within a higher education setting for undergraduate radiography students. METHODS: Qualitative action research was conducted...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188156/feasibility-of-peer-assessment-and-clinical-audit-to-self-regulate-the-quality-of-physiotherapy-services-a-mixed-methods-study
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Marjo J M Maas, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Femke Driehuis, Yvonne F Heerkens, Cees P M van der Vleuten, Philip J van der Wees
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of a quality improvement programme aimed to enhance the client-centeredness, effectiveness and transparency of physiotherapy services by addressing three feasibility domains: (1) acceptability of the programme design, (2) appropriateness of the implementation strategy and (3) impact on quality improvement. DESIGN: Mixed methods study. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 64 physiotherapists working in primary care, organised in a network of communities of practice in the Netherlands...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152745/prospectively-measuring-the-acuity-of-outpatient-chemotherapy-treatment-regimens-for-staffing-allocation
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Cheryl A Steele
48 Background: UPMC CancerCenter is a large outpatient medical oncology network of 25 locations, located within a 200 mile radius of Pittsburgh, PA. Covering all of these centers with a limited pool of float nurses was a daily challenge. The literature describes many attempts to quantify nursing workload retrospectively based upon complexity, hours of nursing time, etc. The ability to schedule staff equitability in advance is critical to managing staff. New targeted therapies and complicated treatment regimens which impact patient acuity bring to light the need for accurate acuity measurement...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132853/research-opportunities-and-challenges-in-the-era-of-healthy-living-medicine-unlocking-the-potential
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Shane A Phillips, Sharon Martino, Ross Arena
Non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, cancer, pulmonary disease, and diabetes are a very high global health concern. The health costs of risk factors for CVD, such as hypertension (HTN), is mounting and are unrelenting. As an example, it is estimated that direct and indirect costs due to HTN amounted to $46.4 billion in 2011 and projections of six-fold increases by 2030; the importance of low-cost nonpharmacological interventions involving collaborative teams of health care professionals is at a critical junction...
March 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117813/setting-up-a-stroke-team-algorithm-and-conducting-simulation-based-training-in-the-emergency-department-a-practical-guide
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Damla Tahtali, Ferdinand Bohmann, Peter Rostek, Marlies Wagner, Helmuth Steinmetz, Waltraud Pfeilschifter
Time is of the essence when caring for an acute stroke patient. The ultimate goal is to restore blood flow to the ischemic brain. This can be achieved by either thrombolysis with recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rt-PA), the standard therapy for stroke patients who present within the first hours of symptom onset without contraindications, or by an endovascular approach, if a proximal brain vessel occlusion is detected. As the efficacy of both therapies declines over time, every minute saved along the way will improve the patient's outcome...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060857/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-induces-lung-injury-through-tnf-%C3%AE-c-jun-nh2-terminal-kinase-pathways
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Ying-Wei Yang, Yu-Zhen Jiang, Ching-Mei Hsu, Lee-Wei Chen
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection among intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is the most common multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogen and VAP caused by PA carries a high rate of morbidity and mortality. This study examined the molecular mechanism of PA VAP-induced lung injury. C57BL/6 wild-type (WT) mice and JNK1 knockout (JNK1-/-) mice received mechanical ventilation (MV) for 3 h at 2 days after receiving nasal instillation of PA. The WT and JNK1-/- mice also received MV after the induction of lung injury by instillation of supernatants from PA-stimulated alveolar macrophages (AMs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025061/understanding-resident-performance-mindfulness-and-communication-in-critical-care-rotations
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Kevin Real, Katelyn Fields-Elswick, Andrew C Bernard
OBJECTIVE: Evidence from the medical literature suggests that surgical trainees can benefit from mindful practices. Surgical educators are challenged with the need to address resident core competencies, some of which may be facilitated by higher levels of mindfulness. This study explores whether mindful residents perform better than their peers as members of the health care team. DESIGN: This study employed a multiphase, multimethod design to assess resident mindfulness, communication, and clinical performance...
May 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024549/temporary-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-cardiac-critical-care-a-state-of-the-art-review-and-algorithm-for-device-selection
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A Dave Nagpal, Rohit K Singal, Rakesh C Arora, Yoan Lamarche
With more than 60 years of continuous development and improvement, a variety of temporary mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices and implantation strategies exist, each with unique advantages and disadvantages. A thorough understanding of each available device is essential for optimizing patient outcomes in a fiscally responsible manner. In this state of the art review we examine the entire range of commonly available peripheral and centrally cannulated temporary MCS devices, including intra-aortic balloon pumps, the Impella (Abiomed, Danvers, MA) family of microaxial pumps, the TandemHeart (CardiacAssist Inc, Pittsburg, PA) pump and percutaneous cannulas, centrally cannulated centrifugal pumps such as the CentriMag (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA/St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN/Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL) and Rotaflow (Maquet Holding BV & Co KG, Rastatt Germany), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008778/physical-activity-during-and-after-adjuvant-treatment-for-breast-cancer
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Maria Browall, Sara Mijwel, Helen Rundqvist, Yvonne Wengström
BACKGROUND: In oncology, physical activity (PA) is recognized to improve psychological and physiological functions. Motivating women with breast cancer to sustain a physically active lifestyle is important for promoting positive health after diagnosis. To review and synthesize what is known about how women with breast cancer experience supervised and unsupervised PA during and after adjuvant treatment. PubMed, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched, yielding 994 citations. The final review included 17 articles published between 2004 and 2014 in English...
December 1, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000452/phase-angle-and-onodera-s-prognostic-nutritional-index-in-critically-ill-patients
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Karina Marques Vermeulen, Leilane Lilian Araújo Leal, Mariana Câmara Martins Bezerra Furtado, Sancha Helena de Lima Vale, Lúcia Leite Lais
INTRODUCTION: Assessing severity and nutritional prognosis in critical patients has become increasingly important in recent years, since these parameters are related to morbidity/mortality and used to guide therapeutic options. OBJECTIVE: Determine nutritional prognosis through the Phase Angle (PA) and Onodera's Prognostic Nutritional Index (OPNI) and its relationship with severity, hospitalization time and mortality of critically ill patients. METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional study, involving adult patients hospitalized in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
November 29, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942002/the-impact-of-adding-a-physician-assistant-to-a-critical-care-outreach-team
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Hayley B Gershengorn, Yunchao Xu, Carri W Chan, Mor Armony, Michelle N Gong
RATIONALE: Hospitals are increasingly using critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) to respond to patients deteriorating outside intensive care units (ICUs). CCOT staffing is variable across hospitals and optimal team composition is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether adding a critical care medicine trained physician assistant (CCM-PA) to a critical care outreach team (CCOT) impacts clinical and process outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of two cohorts-one with a CCM-PA added to the CCOT (intervention hospital) and one with no staffing change (control hospital)-at two facilities in the same system...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918408/full-practice-authority-for-nurse-practitioners
#15
Deborah Dillon, Faye Gary
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (2010) enabled more than 30 million people to have new access to primary care services. On the basis of current utilization patterns, demand for primary care providers is expected to grow more rapidly than physician supply. This imbalance is expected to worsen, as the aging population requires more health care resources. In addition, more patients are requiring critical care services and physician numbers are not keeping with this growing need. Restrictions on resident physician practice hours have impacted inpatient care as well...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413813/broadband-phase-sensitive-single-inp-nanowire-photoconductive-terahertz-detectors
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Kun Peng, Patrick Parkinson, Jessica L Boland, Qian Gao, Yesaya C Wenas, Christopher L Davies, Ziyuan Li, Lan Fu, Michael B Johnston, Hark H Tan, Chennupati Jagadish
Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) has emerged as a powerful tool for materials characterization and imaging. A trend toward size reduction, higher component integration, and performance improvement for advanced THz-TDS systems is of increasing interest. The use of single semiconducting nanowires for terahertz (THz) detection is a nascent field that has great potential to realize future highly integrated THz systems. In order to develop such components, optimized material optoelectronic properties and careful device design are necessary...
August 10, 2016: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335208/physical-activity-prescription-a-critical-opportunity-to-address-a-modifiable-risk-factor-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-chronic-disease-a-position-statement-by-the-canadian-academy-of-sport-and-exercise-medicine
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Jane S Thornton, Pierre Frémont, Karim Khan, Paul Poirier, Jonathon Fowles, Greg D Wells, Renata J Frankovich
Non-communicable disease is a leading threat to global health. Physical inactivity is a large contributor to this problem; in fact, the WHO ranks it as the fourth leading risk factor for overall morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Canada, at least 4 of 5 adults do not meet the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines of 150 min of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. Physicians play an important role in the dissemination of physical activity (PA) recommendations to a broad segment of the population, as over 80% of Canadians visit their doctors every year and prefer to get health information directly from them...
September 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27332501/examining-the-effects-of-an-interprofessional-crew-resource-management-training-intervention-on-perceptions-of-patient-safety
#18
Wan-Ting Wu, Yung-Lung Wu, Shaw-Min Hou, Chun-Mei Kang, Chi-Hung Huang, Yu-Ju Huang, Victoria Yue An Wang, Pa-Chun Wang
This article reports the results from a study that employed an interprofessional crew resource management (CRM) education programme in the emergency and critical care departments. The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of this intervention of participants' satisfaction and safety attitude changes using a satisfaction questionnaire and the Human Factors Attitude Survey (HFAS). Overall, participants responded positively to the CRM training-93.4% were satisfied, 93.1% agreed that it enhanced patient safety and care quality, 85...
July 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27283733/smoke-inhalation-increases-intensive-care-requirements-and-morbidity-in-paediatric-burns
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Alethea Tan, Sarah Smailes, Thessa Friebel, Ashish Magdum, Quentin Frew, Naguib El-Muttardi, Peter Dziewulski
Burn survival has improved with advancements in fluid resuscitation, surgical wound management, wound dressings, access to antibiotics and nutritional support for burn patients. Despite these advancements, the presence of smoke inhalation injury in addition to a cutaneous burn still significantly increases morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of smoke inhalation has been well studied in animal models. Translation of this knowledge into effectiveness of clinical management and correlation with patient outcomes including the paediatric population, is still limited...
August 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27221673/evaluation-of-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-in-critically-ill-patients-results-of-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Adam Kuchnia, Carrie Earthman, Levi Teigen, Abigail Cole, Marina Mourtzakis, Michael Paris, Willem Looijaard, Peter Weijs, Heleen Oudemans-van Straaten, Gregory Beilman, Andrew Day, Roger Leung, Charlene Compher, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Sarah Peterson, Hannah Roosevelt, Daren K Heyland
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, muscle loss is associated with adverse outcomes. Raw bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) parameters (eg, phase angle [PA] and impedance ratio [IR]) have received attention as potential markers of muscularity, nutrition status, and clinical outcomes. Our objective was to test whether PA and IR could be used to assess low muscularity and predict clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients (≥18 years) having an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan and admitted to intensive care underwent multifrequency BIA within 72 hours of scan...
May 24, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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