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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651871/outcome-of-the-european-initiative-for-radiation-protection-research-and-future-perspectives
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J Repussard
In 2009, the European Commission published the report of the high-level expert group that had been mandated to consider the scientific challenges posed by the issues of low dose effects of ionising radiation, and to formulate proposals for research policy evolution in this field at European level. This report formulated a first draft of a strategic research agenda. International scientific cooperation and an integrated approach are essential for the further development and enhancement of the international framework of radiation protection...
January 1, 2018: Annals of the ICRP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587353/implementation-of-a-medication-reconciliation-process-in-an-internal-medicine-clinic-at-an-academic-medical-center
#2
Kathryn M Holt, Amy N Thompson
Discrepancies in medication orders at transitions of care have been shown to affect patient outcomes in a negative way. The Joint Commission recognizes the importance of medication reconciliation through their National Patient Safety Goals, with an emphasis placed on maintaining accurate medication information for each patient. The primary objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of implementing a medication reconciliation process in an internal medicine clinic at an academic medical center. A retrospective chart review of patients seen at an Internal Medicine Clinic within and Academic Medical Center, a continuity and teaching clinic for Internal Medicine residents and faculty practice clinic, was conducted...
March 24, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533004/comparison-and-validation-of-the-prognostic-value-of-preoperative-systemic-immune-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-curative-hepatectomy
#3
Rui Liao, Cong Peng, Ming Li, De-Wei Li, Ning Jiang, Pei-Zhi Li, Xiong Ding, Qiao Wu, Cheng-You Du, Jian-Ping Gong
In this study, we aimed to compare and validate the prognostic abilities of preoperative systemic immune cells in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after curative hepatectomy. We developed two nomograms to predict the postoperative recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) after comparisons of the systemic immune cell prognostic scores. The two nomograms were constructed based on 305 patients who underwent curative hepatectomy for HCC. The predictive accuracy and discriminative ability of the nomograms were compared with six commonly used staging systems for HCC...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487416/rd-connect-neuromics-and-eurenomics-collaborative-european-initiative-for-rare-diseases
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Hanns Lochmüller, Dorota M Badowska, Rachel Thompson, Nine V Knoers, Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, Ivo Gut, Libby Wood, Tina Harmuth, Andre Durudas, Holm Graessner, Franz Schaefer, Olaf Riess
Although individually uncommon, rare diseases (RDs) collectively affect 6-8% of the population. The unmet need of the rare disease community was recognized by the European Commission which in 2012 funded three flagship projects, RD-Connect, NeurOmics, and EURenOmics, to help move the field forward with the ambition of advancing -omics research and data sharing at their core in line with the goals of IRDiRC (International Rare Disease Research Consortium). NeurOmics and EURenOmics generate -omics data and improve diagnosis and therapy in rare renal and neurological diseases, with RD-Connect developing an infrastructure to facilitate the sharing, systematic integration and analysis of these data...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455231/impact-of-a-multicenter-mentored-quality-collaborative-on-hospital-associated-venous-thromboembolism
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Ian Jenkins, Tamra O'Bryan, Janet Holdych, Gregory Maynard
BACKGROUND: Reliable prophylaxis of hospitalassociated venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is not achieved in many hospitals. Efforts to improve prophylaxis have had uneven results. OBJECTIVE: To reduce HA-VTE with a scalable quality improvement collaborative. DESIGN: A prospective, unblinded, open-intervention study with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: All adult inpatients at 35 community hospitals in California, Arizona, and Nevada...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394187/functional-stroke-mimics-incidence-and-characteristics-at-a-primary-stroke-center-in-the-middle-east
#6
Stacy Schantz Wilkins, Paula Bourke, Abdul Salam, Naveed Akhtar, Atlantic D'Souza, Saadat Kamran, Zain Bhutta, Ashfaq Shuaib
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 30% of acute stroke cases are found to be stroke mimics (SM); with functional/psychological stroke mimics (FSM) accounting for up to 6.4% of all stroke presentations. Middle Eastern countries may have higher rates of somatization of emotional distress. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and characteristics of functional SM at a large general hospital in the Middle East. METHODS: All patients presenting with an initial diagnosis of stroke from June 2015 through September 2016 were eligible for this study...
February 1, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373085/spread-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-isolates-despite-validated-infection-control-measures-in-an-italian-hospital-antibiotic-resistance-and-genotypic-characterization-of-the-endemic-strain
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Raffaela Bressan, Anna Knezevich, Jacopo Monticelli, Floriana Campanile, Marina Busetti, Maria Santagati, Lucilla Dolzani, Annalisa Milan, Dafne Bongiorno, Manuela Di Santolo, Enrico A Tonin, Stefania Stefani, Roberto Luzzati, Cristina Lagatolla
An alarming increase of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) isolates was detected in an Italian referral hospital subjected to policies of infection control validated by the Joint Commission International. Analysis of the population structure of 122 consecutive, nonreplicate VREfm isolates collected over an 18-month period identified a single major clone that spread around the whole hospital, rapidly establishing an endemic state. It belonged to sequence type (ST) 17 and showed a highly multidrug-resistant phenotype, being resistant to all antimicrobial classes for the carriage of several resistance determinants...
January 26, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325693/updates-in-the-eighth-edition-of-the-tumor-node-metastasis-staging-classification-for-urologic-cancers
#8
REVIEW
Gladell P Paner, Walter M Stadler, Donna E Hansel, Rodolfo Montironi, Daniel W Lin, Mahul B Amin
The Tumor-Node-Metastasis (TNM) classification on cancer staging, jointly developed by the American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), has been updated to its 8th edition with two contemporaneous versions published by the AJCC and UICC. While the goal of the AJCC and UICC is to have identical TNM staging systems, differences exist between these two publications including in the staging of urologic cancers. Among several new facets in the AJCC staging manual, a select few of greater import include an expanded section on imaging, presentation of levels of evidence for significant changes, and endorsement of risk assessment models that pass the AJCC quality criteria such as in prostate cancer...
April 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248986/the-impact-of-pharmacist-led-medication-reconciliation-during-admission-at-tertiary-care-hospital
#9
Khulood H Abdulghani, Mohammed A Aseeri, Ahmed Mahmoud, Rayf Abulezz
Background Medication errors represent the most common type of error that compromises patient safety, with approximately 20% believed to result in harm. Over 40% of these errors are believed to result from inadequate medication reconciliation during admission, transfer, and discharge of patients and many of these errors could be prevented if adequate medication reconciliation processes were in place. In an effort to minimize adverse events caused during these care transitions, the Joint Commission has stated medication reconciliation as one of its National Patient Safety Goals and health care providers and organizations are encouraged to perform the process at various patient care transitions...
February 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239885/the-present-state-of-neurointensivist-training-in-the-united-states-a-comparison-to-other-critical-care-training-programs
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Evie G Marcolini, David B Seder, Jordan B Bonomo, Thomas P Bleck, J Claude Hemphill, Lori Shutter, Fred Rincon, Shelly D Timmons, Paul Nyquist
OBJECTIVE: This manuscript describes the state of neurocritical care fellowship training, compares its written standards to those of other critical care fellowship programs, and discusses how programmatic oversight by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties should evolve to meet American College of Graduate Medical Education standards. This review is a work product of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Neuroscience section and was reviewed and approved by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine...
February 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223672/education-and-the-pediatric-surgeon
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REVIEW
Joe I Curry, Celeste Hollands
There have been many changes in the domain of clinical surgery over the last 2 decades, but probably none more so than in education. The British Association of Pediatric Surgeons recognizes the importance of this topic and has commissioned a special session on this subject jointly with the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. Free papers presented on a number of educational subjects and specific topics of recruitment and simulation were covered in invited lectures. The session was completed with a keynote lecture from the renowned educationalist Professor Roger Kneebone...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222894/international-hospital-accreditation-and-clinical-nutrition-service-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-south-korea-results-of-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
#12
Mi Hyang Um, Eun Soon Lyu, Song Mi Lee, Yoo Kyoung Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Beginning in 2007, 29 hospitals in South Korea have received accreditation from Joint Commission International (JCI). The present study aimed to identify differences in clinical nutrition service provisions between JCI accredited acute care hospitals and non-accredited acute care hospitals. A survey questionnaire was sent to all 43 acute care hospitals in South Korea. METHODS: A total of 35 sets of clinical nutrition service surveys, 234 sets of clinical dietitian job satisfaction surveys, and five-day daily work logs from 129 clinical dietitians were received...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215327/factors-modifying-the-radon-related-lung-cancer-risk-at-low-exposures-and-exposure-rates-among-german-uranium-miners
#13
M Kreuzer, C Sobotzki, M Schnelzer, N Fenske
It is still not fully understood whether and how factors such as time, age and smoking modify the relationship between lung cancer and radon at low exposures and exposure rates. Improved knowledge is necessary for the dose conversion of radon in working level month (WLM) into effective dose, as currently discussed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). An update of the German uranium miner cohort study (n = 58,974 men) with a 10-year extension of mortality follow-up (1946-2013) was used to further examine this issue...
February 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130224/-interpretation-of-2017-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-nccn-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-the-new-tnm-staging-of-esophageal-carcinoma-eighth-edition-by-the-union-for-international-cancer-control
#14
Wentao Fang
The eighth edition of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer(AJCC) announced in 2017 the new staging of esophageal cancer, focusing on the prognostic significance of accurate staging and lymph node metastasis before treatment of esophageal carcinoma, the rationality of early tumor therapy, and the importance of induction therapy. The modified 2017 edition of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, based on above contents matching UICC/AJCC eighth edition of the new staging of esophageal cancer, added preoperative clinical staging to guide the selection of treatment, and re-defined the indications of endoscopic resection and operation for early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, meanwhile emphasized once again the importance of preoperative induction therapy for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072376/-padeh-poriya-a-culture-of-quality-and-excellence-in-the-galilee
#15
Avi Peretz, Erez Onn
A culture based on quality and excellence is the cornerstone to a successful healthcare system. Padeh-Poriya Medical Center integrates clinical activity with extensive research, including basic research, clinical research and research in the field of nursing, while ensuring high standards expressed in the accreditation survey of the Joint Commission International, national quality indicators and patient satisfaction surveys of the Ministry of Health. As a general medical center, it provides medical services to residents of the Galilee, along with continuous development and improvement in quality and range, as well as implementation of new technologies...
October 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028232/towards-an-overarching-european-health-information-system
#16
Marieke Verschuuren, Annemiek van Bolhuis, Nicole Rosenkötter, Mariken Tijhuis, Hans van Oers
A European health information system (HIS) supports mutual learning between member states through international comparisons. In addition, it informs international policy agendas. Collaboration between the major stakeholders, most importantly the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO-Euro), the European Commission and OECD, is important for member states, as this will contribute to better and more efficiently produced health intelligence. This paper focuses on this 'supra-international' collaboration...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952351/icrp-fukushima-dialogue-seminars-joint-learning-at-many-levels
#17
A Liland
The Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and representatives from the CERAD Centre of Excellence participated at the majority of the International Commission on Radiological Protection dialogue seminars in Fukushima between 2011 and 2015. The open and sharing structure of the seminars contributed to an unprecedented understanding of the challenges faced by the general public affected by radioactive contamination due to an accident at a nuclear power plant. Most importantly by presentations from people in Fukushima, but also by presentations from lay people in Norway and Belarus who shared their experiences from the Chernobyl accident at several seminars...
December 2016: Annals of the ICRP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931151/global-trends-in-center-accreditation-by-the-joint-commission-international-growing-patient-implications-for-international-medical-and-surgical-care
#18
Ambar Mehta, Seth D Goldstein, Martin A Makary
Millions of patients travel internationally for medical and surgical care. We found that the annual number of centers accredited by the Joint Commission International increased from one center in 1999 to 132 centers in 2016; there are currently 939 accredited centers across 66 countries. Public health and medicolegal implications related to medical travel deserve attention.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875059/comparison-of-three-internship-training-sites-for-an-undergraduate-health-information-management-program-in-saudi-arabia
#19
Sulaiman Bah, Turki Alanzi
OBJECTIVES: While internship training is well established for medical records and for healthcare quality improvement, it is not quite so for training related to IT/health informatics. A comparison was made on the hospital-based IT/health informatics internship training received by students completing their training at the Imam AbdulRahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The three hospitals studied all have the Joint Commission International accreditation and advanced Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems...
July 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867599/the-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-trevo-study-risk-and-case-mortality-by-surgical-specialty
#20
Cristina Amaral, Luís Guimarães Pereira, Ana Moreto, Ana Carolina Sá, Ana Azevedo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism, risk of which is increased in surgical patients, is a preventable cause of morbidity and death. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of symptomatic postoperative venous thromboembolism in adults at a tertiary university hospital, overall and by surgical specialty. The secondary objective was to analyze severity of and mortality from thromboembolic events. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to identify cases of in-hospital postoperative venous thromboembolism, encoded by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, according to the Joint Commission International criteria...
September 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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