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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210351/cross-continuum-tool-is-associated-with-reduced-utilization-and-cost-for-frequent-high-need-users
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Lauran Hardin, Adam Kilian, Leslie Muller, Kevin Callison, Michael Olgren
INTRODUCTION: High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients can over-use acute care services, a pattern of behavior associated with many poor outcomes that disproportionately contributes to increased U.S. healthcare cost. Our objective was to reduce healthcare cost and improve outcomes by optimizing the system of care. We targeted HNHC patients and identified root causes of frequent healthcare utilization. We developed a cross-continuum intervention process and a succinct tool called a Complex Care Map (CCM)© that addresses fragmentation in the system and links providers to a comprehensive individualized analysis of the patient story and causes for frequent access to health services...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209449/maxillofacial-and-concomitant-serious-injuries-an-eight-year-single-center-experience
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Fausto Fama, Marco Cicciu, Alessandro Sindoni, Enrico Nastro-Siniscalchi, Roberto Falzea, Gabriele Cervino, Francesca Polito, Francesco De Ponte, Maria Gioffre-Florio
PURPOSE: Maxillofacial injuries are frequently associated with multiple trauma and can determine functional and aesthetic bad outcomes. The severity of maxillofacial injuries may be considerable and can divert clinicians' attention from other concomitant injuries which is less evident but potentially life-threatening. The aim of this study was to find out the concomitant injuries in patients referred to the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of Messina (North-East Sicily, Italy) for maxillofacial traumas...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205213/haemodynamic-changes-to-a-midazolam-fentanyl-rocuronium-protocol-for-pre-hospital-anaesthesia-following-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-after-cardiac-arrest
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M Miller, C Groombridge, R Lyon
Following the return of spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, neurological dysfunction, airway or ventilatory compromise can impede transport to early percutaneous coronary intervention, necessitating pre-hospital or emergency department anaesthesia to facilitate this procedure. There are no published reports of the ideal induction agents in these patients. We sought to describe haemodynamic changes associated with induction of anaesthesia using a midazolam (0.1 mg.kg(-1) ), fentanyl (2 μg...
February 15, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202076/developing-quality-indicators-for-physician-staffed-emergency-medical-services-a-consensus-process
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Helge Haugland, Marius Rehn, Pål Klepstad, Andreas Krüger
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest for quality measurement in health care services; pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) included. However, attempts of measuring the quality of physician-staffed EMS (P-EMS) are scarce. The aim of this study was to develop a set of quality indicators for international P-EMS to allow quality improvement initiatives. METHODS: A four-step modified nominal group technique process (expert panel method) was used. RESULTS: The expert panel reached consensus on 26 quality indicators for P-EMS...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196949/referral-pathways-for-patients-with-tia-avoiding-hospital-admission-a-scoping-review
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Bridie Angela Evans, Khalid Ali, Jenna Bulger, Gary A Ford, Matthew Jones, Chris Moore, Alison Porter, Alan David Pryce, Tom Quinn, Anne C Seagrove, Helen Snooks, Shirley Whitman, Nigel Rees
OBJECTIVE: To identify the features and effects of a pathway for emergency assessment and referral of patients with suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in order to avoid admission to hospital. DESIGN: Scoping review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL Web of Science, Scopus. STUDY SELECTION: Reports of primary research on referral of patients with suspected TIA directly to specialist outpatient services. DATA EXTRACTION: We screened studies for eligibility and extracted data from relevant studies...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193297/pre-hospital-transfusion-of-packed-red-blood-cells-in-147-patients-from-a-uk-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
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Richard M Lyon, Eleanor de Sausmarez, Emily McWhirter, Gary Wareham, Magnus Nelson, Ashley Matthies, Anthony Hudson, Leigh Curtis, Malcolm Q Russell
BACKGROUND: Early transfusion of packed red blood cells (PRBC) has been associated with improved survival in patients with haemorrhagic shock. This study aims to describe the characteristics of patients receiving pre-hospital blood transfusion and evaluate their subsequent need for in-hospital transfusion and surgery. METHODS: The decision to administer a pre-hospital PRBC transfusion was based on clinical judgment. All patients transfused pre-hospital PRBC between February 2013 and December 2014 were included...
February 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184955/-tranexamic-acid-in-the-german-emergency-medical-service-a%C3%A2-national-survey
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V Zickenrott, I Greb, A Henkelmann, F Balzer, S Casu, L Kaufner, C von Heymann, K Zacharowski, C F Weber
BACKGROUND: Trauma-induced coagulopathy, one of the leading causes of trauma-related death, is detected in about one of four trauma patients upon hospital admission. The current European Management of Major Bleeding and Coagulopathy Following Trauma guidelines, published in 2013, recommend that tranexamic acid (TXA) be administered as early as possible to inhibit hyperfibrinolysis (grade of recommendation (GoR 1A)). Furthermore, it is suggested that protocols for the management of patients with bleeding or showing signs of bleeding include the administration of the first dose of TXA at the site of injury or during transportation to hospital (GoR 2C)...
February 9, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184359/predictive-factors-of-dependency-in-activities-of-daily-living-following-limb-trauma-in-the-elderly
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Azade Safa, Negin Masoudi Alavi, Masoumeh Abedzadeh-Kalahroudi
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injuries in the elderly often lead to permanent disabilities and long-term treatments that can adversely influence their activities of daily of living (ADL). The effect on ADL is an important outcome in elderly trauma. OBJECTIVES: The present study was designed to evaluate the predictive factors of dependency in ADL following limb trauma in elderly referred to Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Kashan, Iran, in 2013. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted on 200 traumatic patients admitted to the trauma emergency ward of Shahid Beheshti hospital in 2013...
November 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184172/practically-prepared-pre-intern-student-views-following-an-education-package
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Susan McKenzie, Craig Mellis
BACKGROUND: Graduating medical students enter their internship with varied levels of practical experience in procedural skills. To address this problem, many medical schools have introduced intensive skill training courses immediately prior to graduation. This study examines the impact of a pre-intern (PrInt) education package, consisting of a short intensive course, followed by a one-month clinical attachment. METHODS: In September 2014, all PrInt students (n = 53) at the Central Clinical School (Sydney, NSW, Australia) attended three days of intensive training...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170398/emergency-obstetric-care-in-a-rural-district-of-burundi-what-are-the-surgical-needs
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E De Plecker, R Zachariah, A M V Kumar, M Trelles, S Caluwaerts, W van den Boogaard, J Manirampa, K Tayler-Smith, M Manzi, K Nanan-N'zeth, B Duchenne, B Ndelema, W Etienne, P Alders, R Veerman, R Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVES: In a rural district hospital in Burundi offering Emergency Obstetric care-(EmOC), we assessed the a) characteristics of women at risk of, or with an obstetric complication and their types b) the number and type of obstetric surgical procedures and anaesthesia performed c) human resource cadres who performed surgery and anaesthesia and d) hospital exit outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EmOC data (2011 and 2012). RESULTS: A total of 6084 women were referred for EmOC of whom 2534(42%) underwent a major surgical procedure while 1345(22%) required a minor procedure (36% women did not require any surgical procedure)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169135/case-study-and-case-based-research-in-emergency-nursing-and-care-theoretical-foundations-and-practical-application-in-paramedic-pre-hospital-clinical-judgment-and-decision-making-of-patients-with-mental-illness
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Ramon Z Shaban, Julie Considine, Margaret Fry, Kate Curtis
Generating knowledge through quality research is fundamental to the advancement of professional practice in emergency nursing and care. There are multiple paradigms, designs and methods available to researchers to respond to challenges in clinical practice. Systematic reviews, randomised control trials and other forms of experimental research are deemed the gold standard of evidence, but there are comparatively few such trials in emergency care. In some instances it is not possible or appropriate to undertake experimental research...
February 3, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168797/pre-oncall-key-conditions-training-for-first-year-radiology-registrars
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Nicholas I Brown, Paul Leschke, Mandy Way, David D Smith, Perry Cleland
INTRODUCTION: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR) recognised the importance of experience in on-call and emergency radiology for first-year registrars by introducing 'Key conditions in Year 1 training'. This list of common radiological pathologies can help to focus preparations for new registrars as they prepare for after-hours duties. METHODS: The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) implemented a 12-week formal training programme, based on this curriculum, for new registrars prior to commencing after-hours work...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166064/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-surgical-site-infections-in-kathmandu-university-hospital-kavre-nepal
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S Shrestha, P Wenju, R Shrestha, R M Karmacharya
Background Surgical site infections (SSI) are the common nosocomial infection in surgical patients, and are a significant source of postoperative morbidity resulting in increased hospital stay, morbidity and cost. Objective The objective of this study was to obtain the incidence of SSI and determine various risks factors influencing the SSI rate with special reference to the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System risk index in Kathmandu University Hospital, Kavre, Nepal. Method Six hundred and thirty eight patients who underwent various surgeries in Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital during a three-month period were included...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164367/the-association-of-admission-hyperglycaemia-and-adverse-clinical-outcome-in-medical-emergencies-the-multinational-prospective-observational-triage-study
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A Kutz, T Struja, P Hausfater, D Amin, A Amin, S Haubitz, M Bernard, A Huber, B Mueller, P Schuetz
AIMS: The clinical relevance of hyperglycaemia in an emergency department population remains incompletely understood. We investigated the association between admission blood glucose levels and adverse clinical outcomes in a large emergency department cohort. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 7132 adult medical patients seeking emergency department care in three tertiary care hospitals in Switzerland, France and the USA. We used adjusted multivariable logistic regression models to examine the association between admission blood glucose levels and 30-day mortality, as well as adverse clinical course stratified by pre-existing diabetes and principal medical diagnoses...
February 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161566/monocentric-evaluation-of-chimney-versus-fenestrated-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-juxta-renal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Caroline Caradu, Julien Morin, Mathieu Poirier, Dominique Midy, Eric Ducasse
BACKGROUND: With approval of on-label fenestrated (F-) endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), concerns regarding long-term patency and endoleaks (ELs) after chimney graft (CG)-EVAR were raised. To add supportive data on the value of this technique, we chose to report the mid-term results of CG-EVAR in a single center with standardized methods and to compare them to F-EVAR. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively gathered data from January 2010 to January 2015 was conducted and patients with excessive comorbidities for open repair treated by CG-EVAR or F-EVAR were included...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161449/outcomes-and-quality-of-life-assessment-after-gastric-per-oral-endoscopic-pyloromyotomy-with-video
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Sunil Dacha, Parit Mekaroonkamol, Lianyong Li, Nikrad Shahnavaz, Sonali Sakaria, Steven Keilin, Field Willingham, Jennifer Christie, Qiang Cai
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gastric per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (GPOEM) is emerging as a promising option for the treatment of gastroparesis. This study assessed outcomes and quality-of-life after GPOEM for gastroparesis, performed in an endoscopy unit at a major tertiary referral center. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who had undergone GPOEM during June 2015 to July 2016. Data were collected from electronic medical records including patient demographics, endoscopy records, hospitalization records, clinic visits, and electronic messages...
February 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160237/management-of-patients-presenting-with-haemoptysis-to-a-tertiary-care-italian-emergency-department-the-florence-haemoptysis-score-flhasc
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Simone Vanni, Simone Bianchi, Sofia Bigiarini, Claudia Casula, Marco Brogi, Stefano Orsi, Manlio Acquafresca, Lorenzo Corbetta, Stefano Grifoni
We analysed the clinical features and diagnostic workup of patients presenting with haemoptysis to an Italian teaching hospital to derive an easy-to-use clinical score to guide risk stratification and initial management in the emergency department (ED). We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of consecutive patients with haemoptysis over 1 year. A pre-specified set of variables, including demographic data, vital signs, type of expectorate (pure blood vs. blood-streaked sputum), comorbidities, and diagnostic tests and treatments was originally registered...
February 3, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156587/palliative-outpatient-hot-clinic-rapid-access-for-oncology-patients-visiting-emergency-department-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-singapore-a-1-year-experience
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Mervyn Yong Hwang Koh, Jia Fang Lee
: 137 Background: Oncology patients often present with symptoms at Emergency Department (ED). While most patients require admission for further management, some patients can be discharged from ED with outpatient follow-up. However, most patients were given 4 to 6 week appointment. In the light of this service gap, our department collaborated with ED to facilitate rapid access to Palliative Outpatient Hot Clinic (POHC) within 3 working days from ED visit in 2015. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all patients seen in the ED who satisfied the referral criteria to POHC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156305/clinical-characteristics-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-use-in-a-large-urban-psychiatric-emergency-setting
#19
Marc W Manseau, Amit Rajparia, Adriana Joseph, Sarah Azarchi, Donald Goff, Ritvij Satodiya, Crystal Fuller Lewis
BACKGROUND: Increasing reports of synthetic cannabinoid (SC)-related adverse events have largely comprised case reports and analyses of calls to poison control centers. Existing studies have also mostly involved white male populations. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to systematically describe clinical characteristics of SC use in a relatively large, diverse, urban sample presenting to a psychiatric emergency setting. METHODS: SC users (n = 110) were identified by reviewing charts (n = 948) from the psychiatric emergency service of a large, urban public hospital in the United States for November 2014, which was randomly selected from the 12 months of that year...
February 3, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154997/risk-associated-with-perioperative-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-cranial-surgery
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Jonathan A Cohen, Nima Alan, Andreea Seicean, Robert J Weil
We assessed the impact of intra- and postoperative RBC transfusion on postoperative morbidity and mortality in cranial surgery. A total of 8924 adult patients who underwent cranial surgery were identified in the 2006-2011 American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database. Patients undergoing a biopsy, radiosurgery, or outpatient surgery were excluded. Propensity scores were calculated according to demographic variables, comorbidities, and preoperative laboratory values...
February 3, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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