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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205271/lean-six-sigma-methodologies-improve-clinical-laboratory-efficiency-and-reduce-turnaround-times
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Tamer C Inal, Ozlem Goruroglu Ozturk, Filiz Kibar, Salih Cetiner, Selcuk Matyar, Gulcin Daglioglu, Akgun Yaman
BACKGROUND: Organizing work flow is a major task of laboratory management. Recently, clinical laboratories have started to adopt methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and some successful implementations have been reported. This study used Lean Six Sigma to simplify the laboratory work process and decrease the turnaround time by eliminating non-value-adding steps. METHODS: The five-stage Six Sigma system known as define, measure, analyze, improve, and control (DMAIC) is used to identify and solve problems...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183346/study-protocol-improving-the-transition-of-care-from-a-non-network-hospital-back-to-the-patient-s-medical-home
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Roman A Ayele, Emily Lawrence, Marina McCreight, Kelty Fehling, Jamie Peterson, Russell E Glasgow, Borsika A Rabin, Robert Burke, Catherine Battaglia
BACKGROUND: The process of transitioning Veterans to primary care following a non-Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitalization can be challenging. Poor transitions result in medical complications and increased hospital readmissions. The goal of this transition of care quality improvement (QI) project is to identify gaps in the current transition process and implement an intervention that bridges the gap and improves the current transition of care process within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156604/efficacy-of-anamorelin-in-cachectic-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-and-low-bmi-20-kg-m-2-post-hoc-analysis-of-two-phase-iii-studies
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Jennifer S Temel, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Ruben Giorgino, John Friend, Kenneth Fearon
: 203 Background: Patients with advanced cancer frequently experience anorexia/cachexia, which can be characterized by weight loss or low BMI, and is associated with reduced function and quality of life. The randomized, phase III, double-blind ROMANA 1 [NCT01387269; N = 484] and ROMANA 2 [NCT01387282; N = 495]) trials in cachectic NSCLC patients demonstrated that the ghrelin receptor agonist anamorelin improved LBM, body weight, fat mass (FM), and symptom burden compared with placebo, and was well tolerated...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156586/the-effectiveness-of-nutritional-sensitive-approach-to-restore-physical-activity-in-cachexic-female-palliative-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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: 258 Background: Loss of lean body mass, body fat along with inflammation characterizes cachexia in patients with cancer. Nutrition intervention with counseling may ameliorate undernutrition and metabolic alterations. The aim of this study was to improve nutritional status and quality of life by providing nutrients dense natural food (IAtta) along with counseling. METHODS: Female patients with cancerwith symptoms of cachexia were randomly distributed into placebo (n = 75) and intervention group (n = 75)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152972/using-a-collaborative-approach-for-rapid-deployment-of-advance-care-planning-in-the-outpatient-oncology-setting
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Jeffrey B Smerage, Jamie Lindsay, Laura Petersen, Keith Mark Swetz, Arif Kamal
: 255 Background: The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC) is a quality collaborative supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with the goal of improving cancer care in Michigan by using data gathered as part of the national Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) program. In spring 2014, MOQC launched a statewide collaborative focused on advance care planning (ACP) with the following aim: to provide training and resources on how to engage patients in a discussion of goals, preferences, and priorities for care...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152815/development-of-an-integrated-practice-unit-utilizing-a-lean-approach-to-impact-value-of-care-for-brain-tumor-patients
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Christine Ahn, Preston White, Linda M Liau, Timothy Francis Cloughesy, Phioanh Leia Nghiemphu
: 99 Background: Lack of care coordination across subspecialty departments involved in the treatment of brain tumor patients at our institution has negatively impacted patient outcomes, patient experience, and costs. Meanwhile, value-based health care has become increasingly relevant as a means to respond to changing payment structures and improve quality. With the aim to increase value, we restructured medical practice across the continuum of care for brain tumor patients by developing a virtual (non co-located) Integrated Practice Unit (IPU)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152741/quality-improvement-strategies-in-medical-oncology-a-qualitative-analysis-from-a-scoping-review
#7
Laavanya Dharmakulaseelan, Simron Singh, Adam E Haynes, Brian M Wong, Matthew C Cheung
: 203 Background: In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) outlined imperatives to improve quality of care. Quality improvement (QI) has since become essential to cancer care but barriers still exist to the publication of and participation in QI initiatives, including limited recognition for QI and uncertainty with methodologies. We sought to identify strategies used in QI in scholarly medical oncology literature to provide practical guidance for QI. METHODS: We conducted a scoping review using Arksey and O'Malley's framework...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152722/integrating-lean-six-sigma-in-the-daily-operations-of-an-icu-to-achieve-safe-quality-patient-care
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Jacqueline Magurn, Joanne McGovern, Michelle Jetter, Sarah Beadling, Dorothy Gregoire
: 230 Background: Developing and maintaining a culture of safety and quality in delivering patient care is critical in the intensive care unit (ICU) especially an oncology ICU. Incorporating the Lean Six Sigma program into daily operations of the ICU achieves, simplifies, and sustains continuous improvement in the delivery of safe quality patient care. This program engages the ICU team through visual management of quality, safety, and budget indicators including medication scanning, falls, sharps exposure, infection prevention including blood stream, catheter, hospital and ventilator acquired pneumonias, venous embolism prevention, and staffing compliance...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138389/the-impact-of-changes-in-intensive-care-organization-on-patient-outcome-and-cost-effectiveness-a-narrative-review
#9
REVIEW
Alexander F van der Sluijs, Eline R van Slobbe-Bijlsma, Stephen E Chick, Margreeth B Vroom, Dave A Dongelmans, Alexander P J Vlaar
The mortality rate of critically ill patients is high and the cost of the intensive (ICU) department is among the highest within the health-care industry. The cost will continue to increase because of the aging population in the western world. In the present review, we will discuss the impact of changes in ICU department organization on patient outcome and cost-effectiveness. The general perception that drug and treatment discoveries are the main drivers behind improved patient outcome within the health-care industry is in general not true...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125455/the-role-of-accountable-care-organization-affiliation-and-ownership-in-promoting-physician-practice-participation-in-quality-improvement-collaboratives
#10
Vanessa B Hurley, Hector P Rodriguez, Stephen M Shortell
BACKGROUND: Quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) have emerged as an important strategy to improve processes and outcomes of clinical care through interorganizational learning. Little is known about the organizational factors that support or deter physician practice participation in QICs. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine organizational influences on physician practices' propensity to participate in QICs. We hypothesized that practice affiliation with an accountable care organization (ACO) and practice ownership by a system or community health center (CHC) would increase the propensity of physician practices to participate in a QIC...
January 25, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118862/review-divergent-selection-for-residual-feed-intake-in-the-growing-pig
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H Gilbert, Y Billon, L Brossard, J Faure, P Gatellier, F Gondret, E Labussière, B Lebret, L Lefaucheur, N Le Floch, I Louveau, E Merlot, M-C Meunier-Salaün, L Montagne, P Mormede, D Renaudeau, J Riquet, C Rogel-Gaillard, J van Milgen, A Vincent, J Noblet
This review summarizes the results from the INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) divergent selection experiment on residual feed intake (RFI) in growing Large White pigs during nine generations of selection. It discusses the remaining challenges and perspectives for the improvement of feed efficiency in growing pigs. The impacts on growing pigs raised under standard conditions and in alternative situations such as heat stress, inflammatory challenges or lactation have been studied. After nine generations of selection, the divergent selection for RFI led to highly significant (P<0...
January 25, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115977/efficacy-of-a-novel-formulation-of-l-carnitine-creatine-and-leucine-on-lean-body-mass-and-functional-muscle-strength-in-healthy-older-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Malkanthi Evans, Najla Guthrie, John Pezzullo, Toran Sanli, Roger A Fielding, Aouatef Bellamine
BACKGROUND: Progressive decline in skeletal muscle mass and function are growing concerns in an aging population. Diet and physical activity are important for muscle maintenance but these requirements are not always met. This highlights the potential for nutritional supplementation. As a primary objective, we sought to assess the effect of a novel combination of L-Carnitine, creatine and leucine on muscle mass and performance in older subjects. METHOD: Forty-two healthy older adults aged 55-70 years were randomized to receive either a novel L-Carnitine (1500 mg), L-leucine (2000 mg), creatine (3000 mg), Vitamin D3 (10 μg) (L-Carnitine-combination) product (n = 14), L-Carnitine (1500 mg) (n = 14), or a placebo (n = 14) for eight weeks...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101567/influence-of-arm-crank-ergometry-on-development-of-lymphedema-in-breast-cancer-patients-after-axillary-dissection-a-randomized-controlled-trail
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Thorsten Schmidt, Jette Berner, Walter Jonat, Burkhard Weisser, Christioph Röcken, Marion van Mackelenbergh, Christoph Mundhenke
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of arm crank ergometry in breast cancer patients after axillary lymph node dissection, with regard to changes in bioelectrical impedance analysis, arm circumference, muscular strength, quality of life and fatigue. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical intervention trial. SUBJECTS: Forty-nine patients with breast cancer after axillary lymph node dissection. METHODS: Arm crank ergometer training twice-weekly was compared with usual care over 12 weeks...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099059/family-physician-readiness-for-value-based-payments-does-ownership-status-matter
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Heidy Robertson-Cooper, Bradley Neaderhiser, Laura E Happe, Roy A Beveridge
Value-based payments are rapidly replacing fee-for-service arrangements, necessitating advancements in physician practice capabilities and functions. The objective of this study was to examine potential differences among family physicians who are owners versus employed with respect to their readiness for value-based payment models. The authors surveyed more than 550 family physicians from the American Academy of Family Physician's membership; nearly 75% had made changes to participate in value-based payments...
January 18, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092728/effect-of-time-interval-between-the-second-improvest%C3%A2-dose-and-slaughter-and-corn-dried-distillers-grains-with-solubles-feeding-strategies-on-carcass-composition-primal-cutout-and-pork-quality-of-immunologically-castrated-pigs
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E K Harris, M A Mellencamp, L J Johnston, R B Cox, G C Shurson
Effects of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) feeding strategies on carcass composition, primal cutout, and lean quality of immunologically castrated (IC; n=863) pigs were evaluated, and consisted of: 1) corn-soybean meal (CS) diet (PCon); 2) CS+40% DDGS (NCon); 3) CS+40, 30, 20, or 10% DDGS fed in phases 1 to 4, respectively (SD); or 4) CS+40% DDGS fed in phase 1 to 3 and CS in phase 4 (WD). All pigs received the first dose of Improvest® at 11weeks. of age, and the second dose was administered at either 9, 7, or 5weeks...
January 9, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074289/anamorelin-for-cancer-anorexia-cachexia-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yu Bai, Yunxia Hu, Yanhua Zhao, Xizhong Yu, Junwei Xu, Zhiyun Hua, Zhiqiang Zhao
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of Anamorelin on patients with cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) based on a meta-analysis of published randomized trials. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Medline, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. Data from each selected study were evaluated individually. All continuous outcomes were calculated by the mean difference or standardized mean difference with 95% confidence interval for each study...
January 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068193/the-improvement-in-walking-speed-induced-by-resistance-training-is-associated-with-increased-muscular-strength-but-not-skeletal-muscle-mass-in-older-women
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Leandro Santos, Alex S Ribeiro, Brad J Schoenfeld, Matheus A Nascimento, Crisieli M Tomeleri, Mariana F Souza, Fábio L C Pina, Edilson S Cyrino
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to analyze whether improvements in fast walking speed induced by resistance training (RT) are associated with changes in body composition, muscle quality, and muscular strength in older women. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy older women (69.6 ± 6.4 years, 64.95 ± 12.9 kg, 1.55 ± 0.07 m, 27.06 ± 4.6 kg/m²) performed a RT program for 8 weeks consisting of 8 exercises for the whole body, 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions maximum, 3 times a week...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065392/mapping-the-process-of-emergency-care-at-a-teaching-hospital-in-ghana
#18
Emily Aaronson, Elizabeth Mort, Samara Soghoian
Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding has become a global concern as the number of countries with formalized emergency care systems has expanded, and the burden of trauma and non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries increased. In light of this, the international Emergency Medicine literature has outlined the need for operational projects in low and middle income countries which focus on the process of care. Despite this, there is limited published literature describing these types of projects...
January 3, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063837/leveraging-lean-principles-in-creating-a-comprehensive-quality-program-the-ucla-health-readmission-reduction-initiative
#19
Nasim Afsar-Manesh, Sarah Lonowski, Aram A Namavar
INTRODUCTION: UCLA Health embarked to transform care by integrating lean methodology in a key clinical project, Readmission Reduction Initiative (RRI). METHODS: The first step focused on assembling a leadership team to articulate system-wide priorities for quality improvement. The lean principle of creating a culture of change and accountability was established by: 1) engaging stakeholders, 2) managing the process with performance accountability, and, 3) delivering patient-centered care...
January 4, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054255/evaluation-of-resistance-training-to-improve-muscular-strength-and-body-composition-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-and-adjuvant-therapy-a-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Camila S Padilha, Poliana Camila Marinello, Daniel A Galvão, Robert U Newton, Fernando H Borges, Fernando Frajacomo, Rafael Deminice
PURPOSE: Muscle atrophy and strength decline are two of the most prominent characteristics in cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy, leading to decreased functional ability and reduced quality of life. Therefore, the aim is to systematically review research evidence of the effects of resistance exercise (RE) on lower-limb muscular strength, lean body mass (LBM), and body fat (BF) in cancer patients undertaking neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy. METHODS: This research was conducted using the following online database: Clinical Trial Register, Cochrane Trial Register, PubMed, SPORT Discus, and SciELO, from September 2014 until May 2015...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
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