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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107348/predicting-length-of-stay-among-patients-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-using-an-accelerated-failure-time-model
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Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiu-Hsi Chen, Shu-Hui Chang, Petrus Tang, Shin-Liang Pan, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Te-Fa Chiu
BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) crowding continues to be an important health care issue in modern countries. Among the many crucial quality indicators for monitoring the throughput process, a patient's length of stay (LOS) is considered the most important one since it is both the cause and the result of ED crowding. The aim of this study is to identify and quantify the influence of different patient-related or diagnostic activities-related factors on the ED LOS of discharged patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069180/investigation-of-the-microbiota-of-the-reproductive-tract-in-women-undergoing-a-total-hysterectomy-and-bilateral-salpingo-oopherectomy
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Shana M Miles, Britney L Hardy, D Scott Merrell
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a pilot study to investigate the possible presence of bacteria throughout the female reproductive tract and to make a preliminary assessment of whether there are differences in the composition of the microbial communities between these body sites and/or between patients. DESIGN: Prospective pilot study followed by 16S amplification and high-throughput sequencing. SETTING: Tertiary care military hospital. PATIENT(S): A total of 10 women underwent a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy; tissue samples were collected from the vagina, resected cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056232/-analysis-of-cardiac-troponin-c-gene-tnnc1-c-g175c-mutation-in-a-chinese-pedigree-with-familial-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-the-correlation-between-genotype-and-phenotype
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X B Xing, F S Liu, F Wang, L Song, W N Zhao, J Liu, K C Zhang, Y Z Zhu, X F Shang, R Li, Y Liang
Objective: To investigate the genotype-phenotype correlation in Chinese familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM )focusing on the cardiac troponin C gene TNNC1 c. G175C mutation. Methods: All family members of a Chinese pedigree with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy admitted in Third People's Hospital of Qingdao in February 2005 and 200 healthy volunteers were included in this study. The coding exons of 30 hypertrophic cardiomyopathy associated genes were identified by whole exons amplification and high-throughput sequencing in the proband, and the identified mutation were further detected through bi-directional Sanger sequencing in all family members and 200 healthy volunteers...
December 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040467/proteomic-profile-of-susceptible-and-multidrug-resistant-clinical-isolates-of-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-using-label-free-and-immunoproteomic-strategies
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Sandra Magalhães, Miguel Aroso, Inês Roxo, Sónia Ferreira, Frederico Cerveira, Elmano Ramalheira, Rita Ferreira, Rui Vitorino
Infectious diseases caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae have exponentially increased in the past decade, and are a major concern in hospitals. In the first part of the work, we compared the proteome profile of MDR and susceptible clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in order to identify possible biological processes associated with drug resistance and susceptible phenotypes, using a label-free approach. In the second part, we used an immunoproteomics approach to identify immunoreactive proteins in the same isolates...
December 28, 2016: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988496/resurgence-of-rotavirus-genotype-g12-in-st-louis-during-the-2014-2015-rotavirus-season
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Kristine M Wylie, Katherine M Stanley, Erin McElvania TeKippe, Kusal Mihindukulasuriya, Gregory A Storch
BACKGROUND: Rotaviruses are a leading cause of gastroenteritis. Rotavirus vaccination has dramatically reduced rotavirus occurrence; however, we have noticed mild to moderate recurrences in the St. Louis area in alternate years. In 2013, we found rotavirus genotype G12 to be the dominant strain in the St. Louis region. In this study, we again determined the distribution of genotypes and ascertained vaccine history in patients infected with rotavirus G12 during the 2014-15 season. METHODS: Samples submitted to the St...
December 17, 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986343/nation-scale-adoption-of-shorter-breast-radiation-therapy-schedules-can-increase-survival-in-resource-constrained-economies-results-from-a-markov-chain-analysis
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Atif J Khan, Raza Rafique, Waleed Zafar, Chirag Shah, Bruce G Haffty, Frank Vicini, Arif Jamshed, Yao Zhao
PURPOSE: Hypofractionated whole breast irradiation and accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) offer women options for shorter courses of breast radiation therapy. The impact of these shorter schedules on the breast cancer populations of emerging economies with limited radiation therapy resources is unknown. We hypothesized that adoption of these schedules would improve throughput in the system and, by allowing more women access to life-saving treatments, improve patient survival within the system...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984773/the-economic-costs-of-intrapartum-care-in-tower-hamlets-a-comparison-between-the-cost-of-birth-in-a-freestanding-midwifery-unit-and-hospital-for-women-at-low-risk-of-obstetric-complications
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Liz Schroeder, Nishma Patel, Michelle Keeler, Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho, Alison J Macfarlane
OBJECTIVE: to compare the economic costs of intrapartum maternity care in an inner city area for 'low risk' women opting to give birth in a freestanding midwifery unit compared with those who chose birth in hospital. DESIGN: micro-costing of health service resources used in the intrapartum care of mothers and their babies during the period between admission and discharge, data extracted from clinical notes. SETTING: the Barkantine Birth Centre, a freestanding midwifery unit and the Royal London Hospital's consultant-led obstetric unit, both run by the former Barts and the London NHS Trust in Tower Hamlets, a deprived inner city borough in east London, England, 2007-2010...
November 21, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958721/fast-size-selective-clog-free-isolation-of-rare-cancer-cells-from-whole-blood-at-a-liquid-liquid-interface
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Tae-Hyeong Kim, Minji Lim, Juhee Park, Jung Min Oh, Hyeongeun Kim, Hyunjin Jeong, Sun Ju Lee, Hee Chul Park, Sungmok Jung, Byung Chul Kim, Kyusang Lee, Mi-Hyun Kim, Do Youn Park, Gwang Ha Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have great potential to provide minimally invasive ways for the early detection of cancer metastasis and for the response monitoring of various cancer treatments. Despite the clinical importance and progress of CTC-based cancer diagnostics, most of the current methods of enriching CTCs are difficult to implement in general hospital settings due to complex and time-consuming protocols. Among existing technologies, size-based isolation methods provide antibody-independent, relatively simple, and high throughput protocols...
December 13, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942343/effects-of-a-general-practitioner-cooperative-co-located-with-an-emergency-department-on-patient-throughput
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Michiel J van Veelen, Crispijn L van den Brand, Resi Reijnen, M Christien van der Linden
BACKGROUND: In 2013 a General Practitioner Cooperative (GPC) was introduced at the Emergency Department (ED) of our hospital. One of the aims of this co-located GPC was to improve throughput of the remaining patients at the ED. To determine the change in patient flow, we assessed the number of self-referrals, redirection of self-referrals to the GPC and back to the ED, as well as ward and ICU admission rates and length of stay of the remaining ED population. METHODS: We conducted a four months' pre-post comparison before and after the implementation of a co-located GPC with an urban ED in the Netherlands...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919250/the-impact-of-health-information-technologies-on-quality-improvement-methodologies-efficiency-throughput-and-financial-outcomes-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Raed H AlHazme, Syed S Haque, Hal Wiggin, Arif M Rana
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether or not the utilization of Health Information Technologies (HITs) in Quality Improvement Methodologies (QIMs) has impacts on QIMs' efficiency, throughput and financial outcomes at healthcare organizations and physician practices in the United States. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study that was conducted between the years of 2014 and 2015 and relied on two data sources: the Dorenfest Institute dataset and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics data source...
December 5, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916419/comparative-transcriptomics-analyses-of-the-different-growth-states-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Shuai Li, Haitao Li, Tianjie Qi, Xixin Yan, Boli Wang, Jitao Guan, Yu Li
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is an important bacterial pathogen commonly associated with hospital acquired infections. A. baumannii can remain viable and hence virulent in the environment for a long period of time due primarily to its ability to form biofilms. A total of 459 cases of MDR A. baumannii our hospital collected from March 2014 to March 2015 were examined in this study, and a representative isolate selected for high-throughput mRNA sequencing and comparison of gene expression profiles under the biofilm and exponential growth conditions...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867087/a-quantitative-immunoassay-for-lung-cancer-biomarker-ciz1b-in-patient-plasma
#12
Dawn Coverley, Gillian Higgins, Daniel West, Oliver T Jackson, Adam Dowle, Aidan Haslam, Eve Ainscough, Rebecca Chalkley, John White
OBJECTIVES: Non-invasive tests for early detection of lung cancer are an important unmet clinical need. CIZ1b plasma biomarker can discriminate stage 1 lung cancer from within high-risk groups with clinically useful accuracy, with ROC AUCs in excess of 0.9 for two independent retrospective cohorts, and could therefore meet this need. Our aim was to characterise the native state of the biomarker and develop a quantitative immunoassay. DESIGN AND METHODS: Selective denaturation, preparative electrophoresis and mass spectrometry of human plasma were used to characterise the biomarker and interaction partners...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833464/urology-group-compensation-and-ancillary-service-models-in-an-era-of-value-based-care
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Neal D Shore, Dana Jacoby
Changes involving the health care economic landscape have affected physicians' workflow, productivity, compensation structures, and culture. Ongoing Federal legislation regarding regulatory documentation and imminent payment-changing methodologies have encouraged physician consolidation into larger practices, creating affiliations with hospitals, multidisciplinary medical specialties, and integrated delivery networks. As subspecialization and evolution of care models have accelerated, independent medical groups have broadened ancillary service lines by investing in enterprises that compete with hospital-based (academic and nonacademic) entities, as well as non-physician- owned multispecialty enterprises, for both outpatient and inpatient services...
2016: Reviews in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828987/analysis-of-taqman-array-cards-data-by-an-assumption-free-improvement-of-the-maxratio-algorithm-is-more-accurate-than-the-cycle-threshold-method
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Luigi Marongiu, Eric Shain, Lydia Drumright, Reidun Lillestøl, Donald Somasunderam, Martin D Curran
Quantitative PCR diagnostic platforms are moving towards increased sample throughput, with instruments capable of carrying out thousands of reactions at once already in use. The need for a computational tool to reliably assist in the validation of the results is therefore compelling. In the present study, 328 residual clinical samples provided by the Public Health England at Addenbrooke's Hospital (Cambridge, UK) were processed by TaqMan Array Card assay, generating 15 744 reactions from 54 targets. The amplification data were analysed by the conventional cycle-threshold (CT) method and an improvement of the maxRatio (MR) algorithm developed to filter out the reactions with irregular amplification profiles...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817131/reliable-collection-of-real-time-patient-physiologic-data-from-less-reliable-networks-a-monitor-of-monitors-system-moms
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Peter F Hu, Shiming Yang, Hsiao-Chi Li, Lynn G Stansbury, Fan Yang, George Hagegeorge, Catriona Miller, Peter Rock, Deborah M Stein, Colin F Mackenzie
Research and practice based on automated electronic patient monitoring and data collection systems is significantly limited by system down time. We asked whether a triple-redundant Monitor of Monitors System (MoMs) to collect and summarize key information from system-wide data sources could achieve high fault tolerance, early diagnosis of system failure, and improve data collection rates. In our Level I trauma center, patient vital signs(VS) monitors were networked to collect real time patient physiologic data streams from 94 bed units in our various resuscitation, operating, and critical care units...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810850/how-empowering-is-hospital-care-for-older-people-with-advanced-disease-barriers-and-facilitators-from-a-cross-national-ethnography-in-england-ireland-and-the-usa
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Lucy Ellen Selman, Barbara A Daveson, Melinda Smith, Bridget Johnston, Karen Ryan, R Sean Morrison, Caty Pannell, Regina McQuillan, Suzanne de Wolf-Linder, Steven Z Pantilat, Lara Klass, Diane Meier, Charles Normand, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: patient empowerment, through which patients become self-determining agents with some control over their health and healthcare, is a common theme across health policies globally. Most care for older people is in the acute setting, but there is little evidence to inform the delivery of empowering hospital care. OBJECTIVE: we aimed to explore challenges to and facilitators of empowerment among older people with advanced disease in hospital, and the impact of palliative care...
November 3, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791449/lean-intervention-improves-patient-discharge-times-improves-emergency-department-throughput-and-reduces-congestion
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Michael J Beck, Davin Okerblom, Anika Kumar, Subhankar Bandyopadhyay, Lisabeth V Scalzi
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a lean intervention improved emergency department (ED) throughput and reduced ED boarding by improving patient discharge efficiency from a tertiary care children's hospital. METHODS: The study was conducted at a tertiary care children's hospital to study the impact lean that changes made to an inpatient pediatric service line had on ED efficiency. Discharge times from the general pediatrics' service were compared to patients discharged from all other pediatric subspecialty services...
December 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769228/quantifying-the-effect-of-complications-on-patient-flow-costs-and-surgical-throughputs
#18
Ahmed Almashrafi, Laura Vanderbloemen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative adverse events are known to increase length of stay and cost. However, research on how adverse events affect patient flow and operational performance has been relatively limited to date. Moreover, there is paucity of studies on the use of simulation in understanding the effect of complications on care processes and resources. In hospitals with scarcity of resources, postoperative complications can exert a substantial influence on hospital throughputs. METHODS: This paper describes an evaluation method for assessing the effect of complications on patient flow within a cardiac surgical department...
October 21, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766960/spontaneous-preterm-birth-and-single-nucleotide-gene-polymorphisms-a-recent-update
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Ishfaq A Sheikh, Ejaz Ahmad, Mohammad S Jamal, Mohd Rehan, Mourad Assidi, Iftikhar A Tayubi, Samera F AlBasri, Osama S Bajouh, Rola F Turki, Adel M Abuzenadah, Ghazi A Damanhouri, Mohd A Beg, Mohammed Al-Qahtani
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB), birth at <37 weeks of gestation, is a significant global public health problem. World-wide, about 15 million babies are born preterm each year resulting in more than a million deaths of children. Preterm neonates are more prone to problems and need intensive care hospitalization. Health issues may persist through early adulthood and even be carried on to the next generation. Majority (70 %) of PTBs are spontaneous with about a half without any apparent cause and the other half associated with a number of risk factors...
October 17, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687425/using-an-at-risk-salary-model-to-improve-throughput-in-academic-medical-center-operating-rooms
#20
Rachel M Kacmar, Brian M Davidson, Matthew Victor, Ken Bullard, Jose Melendez
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective was to analyze if an at-risk salary model for faculty anesthesiologists could improve on-time first case starts (FCSs) and case turnovers (TOs) in an academic hospital inpatient operating room (IOR) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Organizational goals were 65% and 70% on-time FCS and case TO times for IOR and ASC, respectively. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study. SETTING: Surgical cases performed at both the IORs and the ASCs at a large academic medical center were included...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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