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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643538/-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-to-treat-cervical-spondylosis-with-sympathetic-symptoms
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H Liu, L Yue, S L Chen, B Hu, C D Li, X D Yi, H Li, H L Lu, Y Wang, Z R Yu, H L Sun, S J Wang, Y Zhao, L T Qi, R Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effectiveness of polytheretherketone (PEEK) cages assisted anterior cervical discetomy and fusion (ACDF) to treat cervical spondylosis with sympathetic symptoms. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was undertaken for 39 patients who were diagnosed as cervical spondylosis with sympathetic symptoms and underwent ACDF with PEEK cages. Radiographs obtained before surgery, after surgery, and at the final follow-up were assessed for quality of fusion...
April 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625232/shared-care-using-an-electronic-consult-form-to-facilitate-pcp-specialty-care-coordination
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Corinna J Rea, Larissa M Wenren, Katherine D Tran, Eric Zwemer, Daniel Mallon, Miya Bernson-Leung, Ronald C Samuels, Sara L Toomey
OBJECTIVE: The quality of children's health is compromised by poor care coordination between primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists. Our objective was to determine how an electronic consultation and referral system impacts referral patterns and PCP-specialist communication. METHODS: The primary care clinic at Boston Children's Hospital piloted an electronic referral and consultation system with the Neurology and Gastroenterology departments from 4/1/14-10/31/16...
April 3, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570554/paediatric-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-evidence-and-consensus-based-recommendations-from-an-espghan-led-expert-group
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Nikhil Thapar, Efstratios Saliakellis, Marc A Benninga, Osvaldo Borrelli, Joe Curry, Christophe Faure, Roberto De Giorgio, Girish Gupte, Charles H Knowles, Annamaria Staiano, Yvan Vandenplas, Carlo Di Lorenzo
OBJECTIVES: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstructive (CIPO) conditions are considered the most severe disorders of gut motility. They continue to present significant challenges in clinical care despite considerable recent progress in our understanding of pathophysiology, resulting in unacceptable levels of morbidity and mortality. Major contributors to the disappointing lack of progress in paediatric CIPO include a dearth of clarity and uniformity across all aspects of clinical care from definition and diagnosis to management...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533548/gastrointestinal-complications-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Agnieszka E Zawada, Małgorzata Moszak, Dorota Skrzypczak, Marian Grzymisławski
Diabetes mellitus is a systemic disease which affects patients of various age. Hyperglycemia induces damage of vascular endothelium, development of chronic inflammation, organic and functional lesions in several systems and organs. The principal gastroenterological complaints linked to the manifestation of the disease include abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, flatulence, and vomiting. However, complications in the alimentary system may manifest exclusively by difficulties in reaching normoglycemia and numerous persistent episodes of hypoglycemia...
March 13, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531465/quality-indicators-in-pediatric-colonoscopy-in-a-low-volume-center-implications-for-training
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Way-Seah Lee, Chun-Wei Tee, Zhong-Lin Koay, Tat-Seng Wong, Fatimah Zahraq, Hee-Wei Foo, Sik-Yong Ong, Shin-Yee Wong, Ruey-Terng Ng
AIM: To study implications of measuring quality indicators on training and trainees' performance in pediatric colonoscopy in a low-volume training center. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively the performance of pediatric colonoscopies in a training center in Malaysia over 5 years (January 2010-December 2015), benchmarked against five quality indicators: appropriateness of indications, bowel preparations, cecum and ileal examination rates, and complications. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline for pediatric endoscopy and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition training guidelines were used as benchmarks...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527466/identifying-quality-improvement-targets-to-facilitate-colorectal-cancer-screening-completion
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Simon J Craddock Lee, Stephen J Inrig, Bijal A Balasubramanian, Celette Sugg Skinner, Robin T Higashi, Katharine McCallister, Wendy Pechero Bishop, Noel O Santini, Jasmin A Tiro
The colorectal cancer (CRC) screening process involves multiple interfaces (communication exchanges and transfers of responsibility for specific actions) among primary care and gastroenterology providers, laboratory, and administrative staff. After a retrospective electronic health record (EHR) analysis discovered substantial clinic variation and low CRC screening prevalence overall in an urban, integrated safety-net system, we launched a qualitative analysis to identify potential quality improvement targets to enhance fecal immunochemical test (FIT) completion, the system's preferred screening modality...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509630/barriers-and-facilitators-to-a-good-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy-in-children-a-qualitative-study
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Lara Hart, Humaira Nael, Natasha M Longmire, Mary Zachos
BACKGROUND: A well-visualized colon during colonoscopy has a direct impact on interpretation of findings and need for repeat procedure. Studies have been conducted in the adult population to assess factors contributing to improved bowel preparation. The primary aim of this study was to determine barriers and facilitators to good preparation in children. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive approach was utilized. Children age 2 to 18 years old, and their parents were recruited from the McMaster University Gastroenterology clinic from May 2015 to January 2016...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488140/health-promoting-behaviors-benefit-the-mental-health-of-cirrhotic-outpatients
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Hui-Chuan Huang, Kuan-Chia Lin, Chia-Shin Wu, Nae-Fang Miao, Ming-Yao Chen
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to survey the frequency of engaging in a health-promoting lifestyle in patients with liver cirrhosis, and examine the mediating effects of a health-promoting lifestyle on relationships of symptoms and psychological distress with the quality of life (QOL). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to recruit 148 cirrhotic outpatients from the gastroenterology outpatient department of one medical university hospital...
February 27, 2018: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470372/improving-veterans-access-to-gastroenterology-clinical-care
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Thomas H Hansen
At a VA hospital, wait times for gastroenterology care have been in the order of 60 to 90 days for new clinic consults. Through a quality improvement process, these times were reduced to less than 30 days. With a revised triage process, the number of consults needing to be scheduled into the clinic was reduced 34%. In addition to achieving rapid clinical access, the weekly half-day clinic became less congested and more efficient. We describe this process of achieving improved access.
March 2018: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470322/pediatric-gastroesophageal-reflux-clinical-practice-guidelines-joint-recommendations-of-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-and-the-european-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Rachel Rosen, Yvan Vandenplas, Maartje Singendonk, Michael Cabana, Carlo DiLorenzo, Frederic Gottrand, Sandeep Gupta, Miranda Langendam, Annamaria Staiano, Nikhil Thapar, Neelesh Tipnis, Merit Tabbers
This document serves as an update of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2009 clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants and children and is intended to be applied in daily practice and as a basis for clinical trials. Eight clinical questions addressing diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic topics were formulated...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465251/managing-iron-deficiency-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-the-results-of-the-gestiona-hierro-eii-survey
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Francesc Casellas Jordá, Isabel Vera Mendoza, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Juan María Vázquez Morón, Javier López Román, Javier Júdez Gutiérrez
INTRODUCTION: iron deficiency anemia is a common and very relevant manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although clinical practice guidelines have been published and updated on this subject, the management in the daily practice of this complication is far from optimal. OBJECTIVE: to determine the actual management, needs and limitations of anemia in IBD by means of a survey of gastroenterology specialists. MATERIAL AND METHODS: a self-administered telematic survey was carried out between April and May 2017 and was sent to SEPD members...
March 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421953/using-community-engagement-and-navigators-to-increase-colon-cancer-screening-and-patient-outcomes
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Paul G Devereux, John Gray, Susan Robinson, Janie Galvin, Jesse Gutierrez
A theory-driven tailored intervention developed in partnership with the community used evidence-based practices to (a) increase knowledge about colon cancer and screening and (b) assist patients in completing screenings. During the 16 months of delivery screening, patient navigators integrated into gastroenterology clinics met all goals, which included (a) enrolling an ethnically diverse group of participants ( N = 415) through inreach (clinic-referred patients who did not schedule appointments) and community outreach, (b) facilitating screening completions for 217 of the 358 (61%) patients identified as needing screening, and (c) obtaining satisfaction ratings from 89% of participants...
February 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373438/pediatric-gastroesophageal-reflux-clinical-practice-guidelines-joint-recommendations-of-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-naspghan-and-the-european-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Rachel Rosen, Yvan Vandenplas, Maartje Singendonk, Michael Cabana, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Frederic Gottrand, Sandeep Gupta, Miranda Langendam, Annamaria Staiano, Nikhil Thapar, Neelesh Tipnis, Merit Tabbers
This document serves as an update of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2009 clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants and children and is intended to be applied in daily practice and as a basis for clinical trials. Eight clinical questions addressing diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic topics were formulated...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344100/surgical-site-infection-prevention-an-analysis-of-compliance-with-good-practice-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Adriana Cristina de Oliveira, Camila Sarmento Gama
Background: Surgical teams play a critical role in reducing surgery-related risks during preoperative and intraoperative phases. Aim: To analyse the preoperative and intraoperative practices adopted by surgical teams in surgical site infections prevention. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted during April-September 2013 in a large university hospital in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It was conducted through observation of the surgical practice during preoperative and intraoperative phases of procedures used by a gastroenterological, cardiovascular and paediatric surgical team...
November 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325112/autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-ahsct-in-severe-crohn-s-disease-a-review-on-behalf-of-ecco-and-ebmt
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John A Snowden, Julián Panés, Tobias Alexander, Matthieu Allez, Sandro Ardizzone, Daan Dierickx, Jürgen Finke, Peter Hasselblatt, Chris Hawkey, Majid Kazmi, James O Lindsay, Francesco Onida, Azucena Salas, Riccardo Saccardi, Severine Vermeire, Montserrat Rovira, Elena Ricart
Despite the major recent progress in the treatment of Crohn's disease [CD], there is a subset of patients in whom the disease runs an aggressive course with progressive tissue damage requiring early and repeated surgical management. Increasing evidence supports sustained and profound improvement in gastrointestinal parameters and quality of life following high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation [AHSCT] compared to standard therapy in this context. In addition, international transplant registry data reflect the use of AHSCT in CD outside of trials in selected patients...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174953/signature-celebration-of-gastroenterology-colorectal-cancer
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Andrew T Chan, Paul Moayyedi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173893/a-novel-in-hospital-meal-service-improves-protein-and-energy-intake
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Dorian N Dijxhoorn, Manon G A van den Berg, Wietske Kievit, Julia Korzilius, Joost P H Drenth, Geert J A Wanten
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Improvement of hospital meal services is a strategy to optimize protein and energy intake and prevent or treat malnutrition during hospitalization. FoodforCare (FfC) is a new concept comprising 6-protein-rich meals per day, provided directly at the bedside following proactive advice from a nutritional assistant. Our aim is to investigate whether this new concept, FfC, improves dietary intake and patient satisfaction, compared to the traditional 3-meals a day service (TMS)...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165636/reducing-redundant-anaerobic-therapy-through-spaced-education-and-antimicrobial-stewardship-interventions
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Kelly B Flett, Athos Bousvaros, Jane Carpenter, Carly E Millrinen, Patricia Martin, Thomas J Sandora
Background: Decreasing the use of redundant anaerobic therapy is a key target for antimicrobial stewardship. Education techniques that optimize knowledge retention could be an important component of reducing these regimens. Methods: We implemented a quality improvement project that incorporated spaced education to reduce the use of redundant anaerobic therapy. The initial interventions (November through December 2015) included education in a hospital-wide newsletter and review of redundant anaerobic regimens by the antimicrobial stewardship program...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098756/reducing-the-risk-of-healthcare-associated-infections-through-lean-six-sigma-the-case-of-the-medicine-areas-at-the-federico-ii-university-hospital-in-naples-italy
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Giovanni Improta, Mario Cesarelli, Paolo Montuori, Liberatina Carmela Santillo, Maria Triassi
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been recognized as an effective management tool for improving healthcare performance. Here, LSS was adopted to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), a critical quality parameter in the healthcare sector. METHODS: Lean Six Sigma was applied to the areas of clinical medicine (including general medicine, pulmonology, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, and diabetology), and data regarding HAIs were collected for 28,000 patients hospitalized between January 2011 and December 2016...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093622/adalimumab-efficacy-in-enteropathic-spondyloarthritis-a-12-mo-observational-multidisciplinary-study
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Michele Maria Luchetti, Devis Benfaremo, Francesco Ciccia, Laura Bolognini, Monia Ciferri, Alessia Farinelli, Matteo Rossini, Piergiorgio Mosca, Giovanni Triolo, Armando Gabrielli
AIM: To report adalimumab (Ada) efficacy on articular-gastrointestinal disease and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with enteropathic spondyloarthritis (ES). METHODS: A cohort of 52 patients with ES was evaluated in the departments of gastroenterology and internal medicine. At baseline, all patients underwent assessment by an integrated gastro-rheumatologic evaluation of articular and gastrointestinal activity, as well patient reported outcomes (PROs) of the HRQoL questionnaires...
October 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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