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Jacqueline A Vernarelli, Diane C Mitchell, Barbara J Rolls, Terryl J Hartman
PURPOSE: Recent public health messages have advised consumers to lower dietary energy density (ED) for weight management, but it is not known whether the proportion of the diet from low-ED foods is related to weight status. In a nationally representative sample of US adults, we evaluated whether the proportions of dietary energy intake contributed by low- and high-ED foods are associated with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). METHODS: Data were from a cross-sectional sample of 9551 adults ≥18 years in the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
Young Suk Kwon, Ji Su Jang, Na Rea Lee, Seong Su Kim, Young Ki Kim, Byeong Mun Hwang, Seong Sik Kang, Hee Jeong Son, So Young Lim
Background. Oxycodone, a semisynthetic opioid, has been widely used for acute and chronic pain. Objectives. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic and adverse effects of oxycodone and alfentanil on postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods. This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study. A total of 82 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly assigned to receive either oxycodone or alfentanil using intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). PCA was administered as a time-scheduled decremental continuous infusion based on lean body mass for 48 hours postoperatively...
2016: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
Leslie Carlin, Kathryn Sibley, Richard Jenkinson, Pia Kontos, Rhona McGlasson, Hans J Kreder, Susan Jaglal
For older adults with osteoporosis, a fall resulting in hip fracture is a life-changing event from which only one-third fully recover. Current best evidence argues strongly for elderly patients to bear weight on their repaired hip fracture immediately after their surgery to maximize their chances of full or nearly full recovery. Patient stakeholders in Canada have argued that some surgeons fail to issue "weight-bearing-as-tolerated" (WBAT) orders in all eligible cases, protecting their bony repair but contributing to increased mortality and long-term disability rates...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Andrea Chiarini, Claudio Baccarani
Purpose This paper aims to contribute to the debate concerning total quality management (TQM)-Lean strategy in public healthcare by analyzing the deployment path for implementation, the possible benefits that can be achieved and the encountered pitfalls. Design/methodology/approach Three case studies are drawn from three large Italian hospitals with more than 500 beds each and structured with many departments. The hospitals are located in Tuscany, Italy. These three hospitals have embraced TQM and Lean, starting from strategic objectives and their deployment...
October 3, 2016: Leadership in Health Services
Fonda G Robinson, Larry L Cunningham, Sharon P Turner, John Lindroth, Deborah Ray, Talib Khan, Audrey Yates
The term "lean production," also known as "Lean," describes a process of operations management pioneered at the Toyota Motor Company that contributed significantly to the success of the company. Although developed by Toyota, the Lean process has been implemented at many other organizations, including those in health care, and should be considered by dental schools in evaluating their clinical operations. Lean combines engineering principles with operations management and improvement tools to optimize business and operating processes...
October 2016: Journal of Dental Education
Rachel Flynn, Shannon D Scott, Thomas Rotter, Dawn Hartfield
AIM: A discussion of how nurses can contribute to and lead improvement science activities in health care. BACKGROUND: Quality failures in health care have led to the urgent need for healthcare quality improvement. However, commonly quality improvement interventions proceed to practice implementation without rigorous methods or sufficient empirical evidence. This lack of evidence for quality improvement has led to the development of improvement science, which embodies quality improvement research and quality improvement practice...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Sandra G Leggat, Richard Gough, Timothy Bartram, Pauline Stanton, Greg J Bamber, Ruth Ballardie, Amrik Sohal
Purpose Hospitals have used process redesign to increase the efficiency of the emergency department (ED) to cope with increasing demand. While there are published studies suggesting a positive outcome, recent reviews have reported that it is difficult to conclude that these approaches are effective as a result of substandard research methodology. The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceptions of hospital staff on the impact of a process redesign initiative on quality of care. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective qualitative case study examining a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) initiative in a large metropolitan hospital from 2009 to 2010...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Health Organization and Management
Aikaterini A Nella, Ashwini Mallappa, Ashley F Perritt, Verena Gounden, Parag Kumar, Ninet Sinaii, Lori-Ann Daley, Alexander Ling, Chia-Ying Liu, Steven J Soldin, Deborah P Merke
CONTEXT: Classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) management remains challenging, as supraphysiologic glucocorticoid doses are often needed to optimally suppress the ACTH-driven adrenal androgen overproduction. OBJECTIVE: To approximate physiologic cortisol secretion via continuous subcutaneous hydrocortisone infusion (CSHI) and evaluate the safety and efficacy of CSHI in difficult-to-treat CAH patients. DESIGN: Eight adult patients with classic CAH participated in a single-center open label phase I-II study comparing CSHI to conventional oral glucocorticoid treatment...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
David Chaparro, Justine Lacroix, Benoit Borel, Jean-Yves Salle, Benjamin Kammoun, Jean-Christophe Daviet, Stéphane Mandigout
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) and exercise are two successful approaches to reduce sedentary behavior and risk managing in stroke patients. The aims of the study are to evaluate PA and physical inactivity levels in post-stroke patients and to correlate PA parameters with gait performance, fatigue, anxiety, and anthropometry parameters in subacute phase of stroke recovery. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Preliminary analysis of 24 patients in PA incitation program (mean age: 61...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Khalil Al-Hyari, Sewar Abu Hammour, Mohammad Khair Saleem Abu Zaid, Mohamed Haffar
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of the implementation of Lean bundles on hospital performance in private hospitals in Jordan and evaluate how much the size of organization can affect the relationship between Lean bundles implementation and hospital performance. Design/methodology/approach The research is considered as quantitative method (descriptive and hypothesis testing). Three statistical techniques were adopted to analyse the data. Structural equation modeling techniques and multi-group analysis were used to examine the research's hypothesis, and to perform the required statistical analysis of the data from the survey...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Stacy Stolzman, Marie Hoeger Bement
PURPOSE: Pain relief after exercise, exercise-induced hypoalgesia (EIH), is established across the lifespan. Conditioned pain modulation (CPM: pain inhibits pain) may be a mechanism for EIH. METHODS: In 55 adolescents, pressure pain thresholds were measured before and after exercise (deltoid, quadriceps, and nail bed) and during CPM at the nail bed and deltoid test stimulus sites. The relationship between EIH and CPM was explored. RESULTS: EIH occurred at deltoid and quadriceps; CPM occurred at nail bed and deltoid...
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
M A Gooding, D L Minikhiem, A K Shoveller
L-carnitine (LC) is included in select adult feline diets for weight management. This study investigated whether feeding adult cats with diets containing either 188 ppm of LC (LC188) or 121 ppm of LC (LC121) and feeding them 120% of maintenance energy requirement (MER) resulted in differences in total energy expenditure (EE), metabolic fuel selection, BW, body composition, and behavior. Cats (n = 20, 4 ± 1.2 yrs) were stratified for BCS and randomly assigned to one of two dietary treatments and fed for 16 weeks...
2016: TheScientificWorldJournal
Peter J Kelly, Eoin Kavanagh, Sean Murphy
Significant advances have been made in recent years in primary stroke prevention, improved stroke outcomes in high-income populations, emergency stroke therapy, and stroke prevention. In this article, we review recent trends in stroke epidemiology, improvements in delivery of intravenous thrombolysis (via stroke system-wide approaches, application of 'Lean Principles' to improve workflow processes, and re-evaluation of exclusion criteria), recent stroke thrombectomy trials, and new developments in stroke prevention, with emphasis on risk prediction in transient ischemic attack, choice and timing of anticoagulation therapy for secondary stroke prevention, and emerging concepts in risk stratification for management of symptomatic carotid stenosis...
August 2016: Seminars in Neurology
Annick Bogaerts, Elyne De Baetselier, Lieveke Ameye, Tinne Dilles, Bart Van Rompaey, Roland Devlieger
BACKGROUND: overweight and obesity in women of reproductive age are increasing and are often linked with excessive weight gain in pregnancy and weight retention after birth. Studies on spontaneous maternal weight trajectory after childbirth are scarce. OBJECTIVE: we describe women's spontaneous weight trajectory during the first six weeks of the postpartum period and its relationship between Body Mass Index and socio-demographical, behavioural and psychological variables...
September 2, 2016: Midwifery
James B Haddow, Maria Walshe, Dinesh Aggarwal, Ankur Thapar, John Hardman, Jonathan Wilson, Ayo Oshowo, Chetan Bhan, Hasan Mukhtar
We aimed to improve the lead-time and the patient experience of the diagnostic stage of the suspected colorectal cancer pathway. This project worked within the constraints of limited resources and an austere environment. The core team included a project manager trained in quality improvement methodologies. Senior and Fleming's planned change model was used as the overall framework. Baseline data supported the case for change and highlighted targets for improvement. A stakeholder workshop employed social movement theory, lean thinking, experience-based design and patient stories to engage influential leaders and secure support and commitment...
September 2016: Healthcare
Caroline A Gjorup, Bo Zerahn, Sarah Juul, Helle W Hendel, Karl Bang Christensen, Lisbet R Hölmich
Lower limb lymphedema is a dynamic condition in which tissue composition and volume measurements are affected. Various definitions of lower limb lymphedema exist but volume differences between the limbs are widely used. It is therefore necessary to have a readily available noninvasive measurement technique allowing multiple measurements of the lower limbs. This study investigated the repeatability of duplicate volume and regional body composition measurements of the lower limb using the GE Lunar Prodigy dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanner Prodigy (GE Medical Systems, Madison, WI)...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Roger Woolf, Amanda Locke, Catherine Potts
PURPOSE: Pharmacist prescribing as part of a collaborative drug therapy agreement (CDTA) within an integrated health system in Washington is described. SUMMARY: Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) in Seattle, Washington, uses a team-based care model with broad-based CDTAs to provide quality patient care. The majority of patients are referred to the pharmacist after a diagnosis has been made and a clinical care plan has been started. The pharmacist manages the patient's care within his or her scope of practice as defined by state laws and further detailed by VMMC internal protocols...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Ana Rodríguez-Carmona, Miguel Pérez Fontán, Susana Sangiao Alvarellos, Teresa García Falcón, María Lara Pena Bello, Andrés López Muñiz, Fernando Cordido
BACKGROUND: Irisin is an adipomyokine with claimed anti-obesity and anti-diabetic effects. This hormone has been insufficiently studied in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVE: To perform an exploratory analysis of serum irisin levels in patients undergoing different CKD treatments. METHOD: Following a cross-sectional design, we estimated serum levels of irisin in 95 patients with CKD managed conservatively (advanced CKD), with peritoneal dialysis (PD) or with haemodialysis, and compared our findings with a control group of 40 healthy individuals...
September 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Jennifer L Hefner, Ravi S Tripathi, Erik E Abel, Michelle Farneman, Jason Galloway, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce
BACKGROUND: In 2010, the incidence of prolonged mechanical ventilation (> 24 hours) after isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was 26.9% at the study site, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, compared with the national like-hospital rate of 10.9%. OBJECTIVES: To use the principles of lean management to reduce the incidence of prolonged mechanical ventilation and to assess the sustainability of that reduction over time. METHODS: A multidisciplinary prolonged ventilation task force conducted a gap analysis leading to 3 interventions: (1) a standardized extubation protocol, (2) dry erase boards in patients' rooms to facilitate team communication, and (3) edits of the postoperative order set within the electronic health record...
September 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Mark A Moyad, Robert U Newton, Ulf W Tunn, Damian Gruca
Improved diagnosis and treatment regimens have resulted in greater longevity for men with prostate cancer. This has led to an increase in both androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) use and duration of exposure, and therefore to its associated adverse effects, such as sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, reduced muscle mass, increased fat mass, and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Given that the adverse effects of ADT are systemic, often debilitating, and difficult to treat, efforts continue in the development of new strategies for long-term management of prostate cancer...
2016: Research and Reports in Urology
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