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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796753/comparative-study-of-radon-concentration-with-two-techniques-and-elemental-analysis-in-drinking-water-samples-of-the-jammu-district-jammu-and-kashmir-india
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Ajay Kumar, Manpreet Kaur, Rohit Mehra, Dinesh Kumar Sharma, Rosaline Mishra
The level of radon concentration has been assessed using the Advanced SMART RnDuo technique in 30 drinking water samples from Jammu district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The water samples were collected from wells, hand pumps, submersible pumps, and stored waters. The randomly obtained 14 values of radon concentration in water sources using the SMART RnDuo technique have been compared and cross checked by a RAD7 device. A good positive correlation (R = 0.88) has been observed between the two techniques. The overall value of radon concentration in various water sources has ranged from 2...
August 7, 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734227/continuous-delivery-of-neutralizing-antibodies-elevate-ccl2-levels-in-mice-bearing-mcf10ca1d-breast-tumor-xenografts
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Min Yao, Curtis Smart, Qingting Hu, Nikki Cheng
Chemokines are small soluble molecules that play critical roles in wound healing, infection, and cancer progression. In particular, overexpression of the C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) in multiple cancer types correlates with poor patient prognosis. Animal studies have shown that CCL2 signals to macrophages and breast cancer cells to promote tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis, indicating that CCL2 is a promising therapeutic target. However, the effectiveness of human-specific neutralizing antibodies has not been fully evaluated...
July 19, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653940/review-medication-errors-and-strategies-for-their-prevention
#3
Muhammad Kashif Riaz, Mohammad Riaz, Abida Latif
Medication errors occur every day causing injury to the patients and even deaths. The health care professionals are not fully aware of the damages done by medication errors in terms of patients' discomfort and economic burden. There is a need to provide information about medication errors to health care providers. This article reviews research done on the various aspects of medication errors. The research work done on prescribing errors, transcribing errors, dispensing errors, administration errors and discharged summaries errors have been examined...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645817/dumb-pumps-smart-flow-and-a-genius
#4
EDITORIAL
Ashish S Shah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604571/hvad-waveform-analysis-as-a-noninvasive-marker-of-pulmonary-capillary-wedge-pressure-a-first-step-toward-the-development-of-a-smart-left-ventricular-assist-device-pump
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Jonathan Grinstein, Daniel Rodgers, Sara Kalantari, Gabriel Sayer, Gene H Kim, Nitasha Sarswat, Sirtaz Adatya, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Daniel Burkhoff, Nir Uriel
Flow waveforms are an important feature of the HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD) that provides information about HVAD function and patient hemodynamics. We assessed the properties of one specific aspect of the waveform, the slope of the ventricular filling phase (VFP), and its correlation with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP). A total of 101 screenshots from the HVAD monitor and simultaneous hemodynamic measurements were obtained simultaneously during sequential stages of invasive hemodynamic ramp studies...
June 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578750/using-the-health-technology-assessment-toolbox-to-facilitate-procurement-the-case-of-smart-pumps-in-a-canadian-hospital
#6
Thomas G Poder
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present the experience of a Canadian hospital-based health technology assessment (HTA) unit that performed the traditional functions of the HTA process along with many other activities to facilitate the choice of smart pumps. METHODS: A rapid literature review was initiated, but little evidence was found. Moreover, the evidence provided was too far from our hospital context. To help our decision makers, we offered them a list of various services based on the skills of our HTA unit staff...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574959/intravenous-smart-pump-drug-library-compliance-a-descriptive-study-of-44-hospitals
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Karen K Giuliano, Wan-Ting Su, Daniel D Degnan, Kristy Fitzgerald, Richard J Zink, Poching DeLaurentis
BACKGROUND: Although intravenous (IV) smart pumps with built-in dose-error reduction systems (DERS) can reduce IV medication administration error, most serious adverse events still occur during IV medication administration. Sources of error include overriding DERS and manually bypassing drug libraries and the DERS. METHODS: Our purpose was to use the Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics data set to better understand IV smart pump drug library and DERS compliance...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574182/optimizing-the-combination-insulin-bolus-split-for-a-high-fat-high-protein-meal-in-children-and-adolescents-using-insulin-pump-therapy
#8
P E Lopez, C E Smart, P McElduff, D C Foskett, D A Price, M A Paterson, B R King
AIMS: To determine the optimum combination bolus split to maintain postprandial glycaemia with a high-fat and high-protein meal in young people with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: A total of 19 young people (mean age 12.9 ± 6.7 years) participated in a randomized, repeated-measures trial comparing postprandial glycaemic control across six study conditions after a high-fat and high-protein meal. A standard bolus and five different combination boluses were delivered over 2 h in the following splits: 70/30 = 70% standard /30% extended bolus; 60/40=60% standard/40% extended bolus; 50/50=50% standard/50% extended bolus; 40/60=40% standard/60% extended bolus; and 30/70=30% standard/70% extended bolus...
June 2, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453325/implementing-smart-infusion-pumps-with-dose-error-reduction-software-real-world-experiences
#9
Claire Heron
Intravenous (IV) drug administration, especially with 'smart pumps', is complex and susceptible to errors. Although errors can occur at any stage of the IV medication process, most errors occur during reconstitution and administration. Dose-error reduction software (DERS) loaded on to infusion pumps incorporates a drug library with predefined upper and lower drug dose limits and infusion rates, which can reduce IV infusion errors. Although this is an important advance for patient safety at the point of care, uptake is still relatively low...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421749/design-of-multifunctional-nanogate-in-response-to-multiple-external-stimuli-using-amphiphilic-diblock-copolymer
#10
Kai Huang, Igal Szleifer
Nature uses the interplay between hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions of disordered proteins to orchestrate complicated molecular gates such as the nuclear pore complex to control the transport of biological masses. Inspired by nature, we here theoretically show that well-defined gate shape, sensitive response to pH and salt concentration, and selectivity in cargo transport can be simultaneously achieved by grafting amphiphilic diblock copolymers made of sequence-controlled hydrophobic and ionizable monomers on the inner surface of solid-state nanopore...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368966/intravenous-administration-errors-intercepted-by-smart-infusion-technology-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit
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Rebecca Ibarra-Pérez, Fabiola Puértolas-Balint, Elizabeth Lozano-Cruz, Sergio E Zamora-Gómez, Lucila I Castro-Pastrana
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of intravenous (IV) smart pumps with drug libraries and dose error reduction system (DERS) to intercept programming errors entailing high risk for patients in an adult intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A 2-year retrospective study was conducted in the adult ICU of the Hospital Juárez de México in Mexico City to evaluate the impact of IV smart pump/DERS (Hospira MedNet) technology implementation...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367564/smart-design-of-wettability-patterned-gradients-on-substrate-independent-coated-surfaces-to-control-unidirectional-spreading-of-droplets
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Huaping Wu, Kai Zhu, Binbin Cao, Zheng Zhang, Bingbing Wu, Lihua Liang, Guozhong Chai, Aiping Liu
Highly adherent wettability patterns on the substrate-independent superhydrophobic surfaces of trimethoxyoctadecylsilane modified titanium dioxide (TiO2)-based coatings were prepared by using commercial photolithography. Three custom unidirectional channels with gradient wettability patterns were obtained by spatially selective wettability conversion from superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic when the coatings were exposed to ultraviolet light (∼365 nm). The movement behavior of droplets on these unidirectional channels was studied and the displacement of droplet movement was effectively controlled...
April 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321140/y-site-incompatibility-between-premix-concentrations-of-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-do-current-compatibility-testing-methodologies-tell-the-whole-story
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Wesley D Kufel, Christopher D Miller, Paul R Johnson, Kaleigh Reid, James J Zahra, Robert W Seabury
Background: Published literature has demonstrated commercially available premix vancomycin (5 mg/mL) and piperacillin-tazobactam (67.5 mg/mL) as physically compatible via simulated Y-site methodology. Compatibility via actual Y-site infusion has yet to be established. Objective: To assess and compare the compatibility of commercially available premix concentrations of vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam via simulated and actual Y-site evaluation. Methods: Vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam were tested using simulated and actual Y-site infusion methodologies...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225403/are-smart-pumps-smart-enough
#14
Karen K Giuliano, Halley Ruppel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212219/drug-infusion-systems-technologies-performance-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Uoo R Kim, Robert A Peterfreund, Mark A Lovich
This review aims to broadly describe drug infusion technologies and raise subtle but important issues arising from infusion therapy that can potentially lead to patient instability and morbidity. Advantages and disadvantages of gravity-dependent drug infusion are described and compared with electromechanical approaches for precise control of medication infusion, including large-volume peristaltic and syringe pumps. This review discusses how drugs and inert carriers interact within infusion systems and outlines several complexities and potential sources of drug error...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959859/type-1-diabetes-prevention-a-goal-dependent-on-accepting-a-diagnosis-of-an-asymptomatic-disease
#16
Anette-G Ziegler, Ezio Bonifacio, Alvin C Powers, John A Todd, Leonard C Harrison, Mark A Atkinson
Type 1 diabetes, a disease defined by absolute insulin deficiency, is considered a chronic autoimmune disorder resulting from the destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells. The incidence of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes has been increasing at a rate of 3%-5% per year globally. Despite the introduction of an impressive array of therapies aimed at improving disease management, no means for a practical "cure" exist. This said, hope remains high that any of a number of emerging technologies (e.g., continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, smart algorithms), alongside advances in stem cell biology, cell encapsulation methodologies, and immunotherapy, will eventually impact the lives of those with recently diagnosed or established type 1 diabetes...
November 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803509/changing-smart-pump-vendors-lessons-learned
#17
Karen J Arthur, Ann Christine Catlin, Amanda Quebe, Alana Washington
Smart infusion pump technology is a mainstay in health care, and the integration and use of those pumps is crucial for patient safety. An institution purchasing smart infusion pumps has the ability to trial the various vendors before purchase, however literature that documents a conversion from one pump to another is lacking. This article describes the conversion from one smart infusion pump platform to another at a government institution and a large multisite facility. The differences in 2 smart infusion pumps are described as well as lessons learned following the conversion in both organizations...
October 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782402/3d-printing-of-photoresponsive-biomaterials-for-control-of-bacterial-microenvironments
#18
Jodi L Connell, Eric T Ritschdorff, Jason B Shear
Advances in microscopic three-dimensional (µ3D) printing provide a means to microfabricate an almost limitless range of arbitrary geometries, offering new opportunities to rapidly prototype complex architectures for microfluidic and cellular applications. Such 3D lithographic capabilities present the tantalizing prospect for engineering micromechanical components - for example, pumps and valves - for cellular environments comprised of smart materials whose size, shape, permeability, stiffness, and other attributes might be modified in real time to precisely manipulate ultra-low-volume samples...
October 26, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747683/difficulty-using-smart-pump-logs-to-recreate-a-patient-safety-event-case-study-and-considerations-for-pump-enhancements
#19
Andrew A M Ibey, Derek Andrews, Barb Ferreira
The authors present a case in which a physical anomaly with an infusion pump resulted in an unforeseen fault that the nurse's attempts to resolve unknowingly exacerbated. This case study presents the first report in the literature to detail the difficulty in recreating a patient safety event using smart pump logs, support server continuous quality improvement (CQI) data, and the drug order entry system to elucidate the clinical scenario. A 75-year-old male patient presented to a major teaching hospital and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with a massive gastrointestinal bleed and myocardial infarction, then stabilized...
December 2016: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679446/development-of-a-smart-pump-for-monitoring-and-controlling-intraocular-pressure
#20
Simon A Bello, Sharad Malavade, Christopher L Passaglia
Animal models of ocular hypertension are important for glaucoma research but come with experimental costs. Available methods of intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation are not always successful, the amplitude and time course of IOP changes are unpredictable and irreversible, and IOP measurement by tonometry is laborious. Here we present a novel system for monitoring and controlling IOP without these limitations. It consists of a cannula implanted in the anterior chamber of the eye, a pressure sensor that continually measures IOP, and a bidirectional pump driven by control circuitry that can infuse or withdraw fluid to hold IOP at user-desired levels...
April 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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