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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449416/strengths-and-limitations-of-healthcare-databases-in-the-evaluation-of-hypoglycaemia
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Yoon Kong Loke, Katharina Mattishent
In this issue of DOM, Zaccardi et al. present an analysis of hypoglycaemia-related hospitalizations in the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) administrative database of the English National Health Service. [1] Notable strengths of the work include a large sample size involving more than 100 000 cases of hypoglycaemia, and nationwide capture spanning a duration of ten years. Key conclusions include the possibility of a U-shaped relationship between risk of hypoglycaemia and age, as well as possible associations between social deprivation and ethnicity with greater risk of hypoglycaemia...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448981/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-fully-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stent-in-benign-airway-stenosis
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Marc Fortin, Yves Lacasse, Xavier Elharrar, Rachid Tazi-Mezalek, Sophie Laroumagne, Julien Guinde, Philippe Astoul, Hervé Dutau
BACKGROUND: The use of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS) in benign airway disease was the object of a boxed warning from the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2005 due to the risk of stent-related complications and difficulties associated with their removal. Third-generation fully covered SEMS have been commercialized since this warning and theoretically should not present the same difficulties associated with removal as they cannot become embedded in the airway mucosa...
April 28, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448381/higher-surgical-morbidity-for-ulcerative-colitis-patients-in-the-era-of-biologics
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Jonathan S Abelson, Fabrizio Michelassi, Jialin Mao, Art Sedrakyan, Heather Yeo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in surgical approach and postoperative outcomes for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) before and after the introduction of biologic therapy. BACKGROUND: Biologic use has dramatically increased since Food and Drug Administration approval of infliximab. Studies conflict as to the effect of these agents on surgical outcomes with some demonstrating worse surgical outcomes whereas others have found no difference. METHODS: We used an administrative, all-payer, all-age group database located in New York State...
April 26, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448300/assessment-of-the-quality-of-nursing-care-from-perspectives-of-nurses-who-experienced-hospitalization-as-patients
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Rana M Elayan, Muayyad M Ahmad
Nurses as patients or caregivers evaluated their care differently than nonnurses. A qualitative design with content analysis was used to provide an assessment of the quality of nursing care by examining nurses' perceptions as recipients of care. The 231 participants were registered nurses recruited from 8 hospitals in Amman, Jordan. Participants evaluated the quality of nursing care as either high (29.5%) or low (70.5%). Four improvement themes emerged: improving competency, serve with caring, professionalism, and administrative factors...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447899/the-american-college-of-surgeons-minimum-standards-for-hospitals-and-the-provision-of-high-quality-laboratory-services
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James R Wright
CONTEXT: - The first major project of the American College of Surgeons (Chicago, Illinois), founded in 1913, was implementing Minimum Standards for Hospitals. The 1918 standard (1) established medical staff organizations in hospitals; (2) restricted membership to licensed practitioners in good standing; (3) mandated that the medical staff work with hospital administration to develop and adopt regulations and policies governing their professional work; (4) required standardized, accessible medical records; and (5) required availability of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities...
May 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447444/maternal-thyroid-function-in-women-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-during-in-vitro-fertilization-and-its-relation-to-reproductive-outcome
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Abdul K Abdul Karim, Muhammad Azrai Abu, Buvanes Chelliah, Zainul R Mohd Razi, Mohd H Omar, Hanita Othman, Zuraidah C Man
BACKGROUND: We conducted a study to evaluate the changes in thyroid function during Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) and its association with the outcome of assisted reproductive technique (ART). METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study done in University Hospital Fertility clinic for one year duration. A total of eighty eight euthyroid women who underwent COH as part of planned in vitro fertilization were invited to participate in this study. Serum thyroid function of each women will be monitored before stimulation (T1), day 10 -13 of cycle (T2), during oocyte retrieval (T3), one week following embryo transfer (T4) and at four weeks post embryo transfer(T5)...
April 26, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446973/bronchoscopic-valves-for-prolonged-air-leak-current-status-and-technique
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Amit K Mahajan, Sandeep J Khandhar
Unidirectional airway valves are devices used for the treatment of persistent air leaks (PALs) secondary to alveolar-pleural fistulas (APF) or bronchopleural fistulas (BPFs). These valves were originally developed as a non-surgical alternative to lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Randomized trials investigating the use of valves for bronchoscopic LVRS did not lead to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval, but stemming from these studies a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) was granted to Spiration intrabronchial valves (IBVs) for the treatment of PALs...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446446/the-cardiovascular-health-in-ambulatory-care-research-team-performance-indicators-for-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-modified-delphi-panel-study
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Jack V Tu, Laura C Maclagan, Dennis T Ko, Clare L Atzema, Gillian L Booth, Sharon Johnston, Karen Tu, Douglas S Lee, Arlene Bierman, Ruth Hall, R Sacha Bhatia, Andrea S Gershon, Sheldon W Tobe, Claudia Sanmartin, Peter Liu, Anna Chu
BACKGROUND: High-quality ambulatory care can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but important gaps exist in the provision of cardiovascular preventive care. We sought to develop a set of key performance indicators that can be used to measure and improve cardiovascular care in the primary care setting. METHODS: As part of the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team initiative, we established a 14-member multidisciplinary expert panel to develop a set of indicators for measuring primary prevention performance in ambulatory cardiovascular care...
April 25, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446159/the-quality-of-medicaid-and-medicare-data-obtained-from-cms-and-its-contractors-implications-for-pharmacoepidemiology
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Charles E Leonard, Colleen M Brensinger, Young Hee Nam, Warren B Bilker, Geralyn M Barosso, Margaret J Mangaali, Sean Hennessy
BACKGROUND: Administrative claims of United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries have long been used in non-experimental research. While CMS performs in-house checks of these claims, little is known of their quality for conducting pharmacoepidemiologic research. We performed exploratory analyses of the quality of Medicaid and Medicare data obtained from CMS and its contractors. METHODS: Our study population consisted of Medicaid beneficiaries (with and without dual coverage by Medicare) from California, Florida, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania...
April 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445776/antimicrobial-resistance-in-the-bacteroides-fragilis-group-in-faecal-samples-from-patients-receiving-broad-spectrum-antibiotics
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Kia Cirkeline Møller Hansen, Simon A F Schwensen, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Ulrik Stenz Justesen, Thomas Vognbjerg Sydenham
Members of the Bacteroides fragilis group are opportunistic pathogens and cause severe infections including bacteraemia. As increased levels of antimicrobial resistance in B. fragilis group bacteria can be detected years after administration of specific antibiotics, monitoring antimicrobial susceptibility in the gut microbiota could be important. The objectives of this study were to 1) investigate the distribution of species and the occurrence of reduced antimicrobial susceptibility in the B. fragilis group from patients treated at departments with a high level of antibiotic use, 2) to determine the prevalence of the carbapenem resistance gene cfiA in B...
April 23, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444464/effectiveness-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-non-emergency-cholecystectomy-using-data-from-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Ravinder S Vohra, James Hodson, Sandro Pasquali, Ewen A Griffiths
BACKGROUND: There is a variation in the administration of antibiotics prophylaxis to reduce the perceived risk of SSI in patients undergoing non-emergency cholecystectomy. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis following non-emergency cholecystectomy to prevent 30-day superficial surgical site infections (SSIs) using non-selected, nationally collected, prospective data. METHODS: Data were extracted from the CholeS study, which examined and independently validated the outcomes on consecutive patients following non-emergency cholecystectomy across 166 hospitals in the UK and Ireland...
April 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443207/truth-telling-for-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-henan-china
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Lian-Qun Zhang, Pei-Nan Chen, Hai-Ling Wang, Li Sun, Xue-Ke Zhao, Xin Song, Min-Jie Wu, Tang-Juan Zhang, Ling-Fen Ji, Wei-Li Han, Zong-Min Fan, Yuan Yuan, Hai-Jun Yang, Jian-Po Wang, Fu-You Zhou, Yi-Jun Qi, Li-Dong Wang
OBJECTIVE: : This study aims to investigate the truth-telling status and the relevant factors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients in Henan, China. METHODS: : A cross-sectional study from April to June 2015 using questionnaires was given to 301 family members of hospitalized ESCC patients based in three affiliated hospitals of Zhengzhou University (i.e., The First Hospital, The Second Hospital, and Tumor Hospital) and Anyang Tumor Hospital. RESULTS: : Among the 41...
February 2017: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442957/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-thiopental-for-sedation-during-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pediatric-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yunus O Atalay, Tomak Leman, Joseph Drew Tobias
INTRODUCTION: Although the administration of rectal thiopental for sedation during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been well described, there are limited data regarding its intravenous (IV) use in this clinical scenario. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency of IV thiopental for sedation during MRI in the pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted over a 12-month period of pediatric patients who received IV thiopental for sedation during MRI...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442941/competency-based-tool-for-evaluation-of-community-based-training-in-undergraduate-medical-education-in-india-a-delphi-approach
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Hemant Deepak Shewade, Kathiresan Jeyashree, Selvaraj Kalaiselvi, Chinnakali Palanivel, Krishna Chandra Panigrahi
INTRODUCTION: A community-based training (CBT) program, where teaching and training are carried out in the community outside of the teaching hospital, is a vital part of undergraduate medical education. Worldwide, there is a shift to competency-based training, and CBT is no exception. We attempted to develop a tool that uses a competency-based approach for assessment of CBT. METHODS: Based on a review on competencies, we prepared a preliminary list of major domains with items under each domain...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442338/multicentre-evaluation-of-postoperative-pain-control-after-24hours-in-three-hospitals-of-colombia
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Jorge Enrique Machado-Alba, Manuel Enrique Machado-Duque, Javier Orlando Ramírez-Sarmiento
OBJECTIVE: To determine the intensity of pain in operated patients using a visual analogue scale and identify variables associated with lack of pain control in three cities in Colombia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study in patients over the age of 18 years, between January 1(st) and September 30(th) 2014, in 3 clinics in Colombia. The intensity of postoperative pain using a visual analogue scale at 24hours after surgery was recorded. Socio-demographic, clinical and pharmacological variables were taken into account...
April 22, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441324/designing-fit-for-purpose-health-and-social-services-for-ageing-populations
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Jean Woo
Population ageing is occurring in all countries, regardless of the level of economic development. While the rising burden of chronic diseases and disabilities as a consequence of this demographic transition is well recognized, the increasing prevalence of geriatric syndromes as a public health issue is not as well recognized. Recently the World Health Organization's World Health and Ageing Report emphasized functional ability as an important outcome for aging populations, highlighting the concept of raising intrinsic capacity throughout the life course...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441234/validation-of-an-administrative-definition-of-icu-admission-using-revenue-center-codes
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Gary E Weissman, Rebecca A Hubbard, Rachel Kohn, George L Anesi, Scott Manaker, Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Scott D Halpern
OBJECTIVES: Describe the operating characteristics of a proposed set of revenue center codes to correctly identify ICU stays among hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. We report the operating characteristics of all ICU-related revenue center codes for intensive and coronary care, excluding nursery, intermediate, and incremental care, to identify ICU stays. We use a classification and regression tree model to further refine identification of ICU stays using administrative data...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441110/effects-of-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-boxed-warning-of-erythropoietin-stimulating-agents-on-utilization-and-adverse-outcome
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John Bian, Brian Chen, Dawn L Hershman, Norman Marks, LeAnn Norris, Richard Schulz, Charles Bennett
Purpose In March 2007, a US Food and Drug Administration boxed warning was issued for erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) regarding serious adverse events, such as venous thromboembolism (VTE). We evaluated the US Food and Drug Administration's boxed warning of ESAs used to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia because evidence on the effectiveness of boxed warnings remains inconclusive. Patients and Methods Using 2004 to 2009 SEER-Medicare data, we exploited a natural experiment to examine the effects of ESA boxed warnings on utilization and risk of VTE...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440983/-detection-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-healthcare-workers-on-the-basis-of-who-jnc-7-atp-iii-criteria
#19
Roma Rubí Rodríguez-Reyes, José Eduardo Navarro-Zarza, Tania Leticia Tello-Divicino, Isela Parra-Rojas, Oscar Zaragoza-García, Iris Paola Guzmán-Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements are significant parameters in the assessment of cardiovascular risk (CVR). The aim was to establish the distribution of clinical-anthropometric parameters in health care workers according to the criteria established by WHO/JNC 7/ATP III. METHODS: Observational, cross-sectional study in 350 workers of a general hospital. Definitions of anthropometric alterations were made considering the criteria established by WHO and the Asian ATP III, while altered blood pressure was defined by criteria JNC 7 and ATP III...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439956/biologic-treatments-for-elderly-patients-with-psoriasis
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Mami Momose, Akihiko Asahina, Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
The number of elderly patients with psoriasis is increasing in Japan. However, biologic treatment is generally considered to be challenging in elderly patients, due to their increased risk of complications compared with younger patients. Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of biologics in senior elderly patients (≥75 years old) with psoriasis. The study involved a cohort of 27 patients aged 75-88 years who were being treated with biologics over a period of more than 1 year...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
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