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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330570/open-door-laminoplasty-what-can-the-unilateral-approach-offer
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R Kothe, G Schmeiser, L Papavero
OBJECTIVE: Multilevel posterior decompression of subaxial cervical spinal canal stenosis through a less-invasive unilateral approach. INDICATIONS: Degenerative cervical myelopathy due to multilevel subaxial spinal canal stenosis. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cervical kyphosis or instability, bilateral radiculopathy due to foraminal stenosis, involvement of C2 or C7. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Unilateral subaxial approach with detachment of muscles only on one side...
January 12, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327141/theoretical-study-on-benzoheterocycle-based-energetic-materials-effect-of-heterocyclic-fused-conjugation-hydrogen-bond-and-substitutional-group-on-the-detonation-performance
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Cheng Shen, Pengcheng Wang, Ming Lu
In this paper, four series of benzoheterocycle based energetic materials (EMs) have been designed to plan out a strategy to improve the density and safety of EMs, such as combining the insensitive group with aminobenzene ring and the high energetic nitramine explosives, benzo-heterocycle mother ring, designing multi-nitrogen heterocycles with a conjugated system containing N-N and C-N high energy bonds, and hydrogen bonding. Their optimized structure and detonation properties were first calculated and discussed using DFT methods...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324083/effects-of-napping-during-shift-work-on-sleepiness-and-performance-in-emergency-medical-services-personnel-and-similar-shift-workers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Christian Martin-Gill, Laura K Barger, Charity G Moore, J Stephen Higgins, Ellen M Teasley, Patricia M Weiss, Joseph P Condle, Katharyn L Flickinger, Patrick J Coppler, Denisse J Sequeira, Ayushi A Divecha, Margaret E Matthews, Eddy S Lang, P Daniel Patterson
BACKGROUND: Scheduled napping during work shifts may be an effective way to mitigate fatigue-related risk. This study aimed to critically review and synthesize existing literature on the impact of scheduled naps on fatigue-related outcomes for EMS personnel and similar shift worker groups. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed of the impact of a scheduled nap during shift work on EMS personnel or similar shift workers. The primary (critical) outcome of interest was EMS personnel safety...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324071/effect-of-task-load-interventions-on-fatigue-in-emergency-medical-services-personnel-and-other-shift-workers-a-systematic-review
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Jonathan R Studnek, Allison E Infinger, Megan L Renn, Patricia M Weiss, Joseph P Condle, Katharyn L Flickinger, Andrew J Kroemer, Brett R Curtis, Xiaoshuang Xun, Ayushi A Divecha, Patrick J Coppler, Zhadyra Bizhanova, Denisse J Sequeira, Eddy Lang, J Stephen Higgins, P Daniel Patterson
BACKGROUND: Modifying the task load of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel may mitigate fatigue, sleep quality and fatigue related risks. A review of the literature addressing task load interventions may benefit EMS administrators as they craft policies related to mitigating fatigue. We conducted a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature to address the following question: "In EMS personnel, do task load interventions mitigate fatigue, mitigate fatigue-related risks, and/or improve sleep?" (PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016040114)...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324066/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-effects-of-caffeine-in-fatigued-shift-workers-implications-for-emergency-medical-services-personnel
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Jennifer L Temple, David Hostler, Christian Martin-Gill, Charity G Moore, Patricia M Weiss, Denisse J Sequeira, Joseph P Condle, Eddy S Lang, J Stephen Higgins, P Daniel Patterson
BACKGROUND: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers may experience fatigue as a consequence of shift work. We reviewed the literature to determine the impact of caffeine as a countermeasure to fatigue in EMS personnel and related shift workers. METHODS: We employed the GRADE methodology to perform a systematic literature review and search multiple databases for research that examined the impact of caffeine on outcomes of interest, such as patient and EMS personnel safety...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324059/effect-of-fatigue-training-on-safety-fatigue-and-sleep-in-emergency-medical-services-personnel-and-other-shift-workers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Laura K Barger, Michael S Runyon, Megan L Renn, Charity G Moore, Patricia M Weiss, Joseph P Condle, Katharyn L Flickinger, Ayushi A Divecha, Patrick J Coppler, Denisse J Sequeira, Eddy S Lang, J Stephen Higgins, P Daniel Patterson
BACKGROUND: Fatigue training may be an effective way to mitigate fatigue-related risk. We aimed to critically review and synthesize existing literature on the impact of fatigue training on fatigue-related outcomes for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and similar shift worker groups. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review for studies that tested the impact of fatigue training of EMS personnel or similar shift workers. Outcomes of interest included personnel safety, patient safety, personnel performance, acute fatigue, indicators of sleep duration and quality, indicators of long-term health (e...
January 11, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297718/evaluation-of-physiologic-alterations-during-prehospital-paramedic-performed-rapid-sequence-intubation
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Robert G Walker, Lynn J White, Geneva N Whitmore, Alexander Esibov, Michael K Levy, Gregory C Cover, Joel D Edminster, James M Nania
OBJECTIVE: Physiologic alterations during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) have been studied in several emergency airway management settings, but few data exist to describe physiologic alterations during prehospital RSI performed by ground-based paramedics. To address this evidence gap and provide guidance for future quality improvement initiatives in our EMS system, we collected electronic monitoring data to evaluate peri-intubation vital signs changes occurring during prehospital RSI...
January 3, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260234/evaluation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-programme-for-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Wing-Hoi Cheung, Wan-Yiu Shen, David Lok-Kwan Dai, Kin Bong Lee, Tracy Y Zhu, Ronald Man-Yeung Wong, Kwok-Sui Leung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness and cost of an 18-month multi-disciplinary Comprehensive Fragility Fracture Management Program (CFFMP) for fragility hip fracture patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PATIENTS: Elderly patients with hip fracture were recruited at their first postoperative follow-up in 2 district hospitals. The intervention group comprised patients from the hospital undergoing CFFMP, and the control group comprised patients from another hospital undergoing conventional care...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247285/antioxidant-based-eutectics-of-irbesartan-viable-multicomponent-forms-for-the-management-of-hypertension
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Jamshed Haneef, Renu Chadha
The present research work highlights the development of multicomponent solid form of the antihypertensive drug irbesartan (IRB) to improve its biopharmaceutical attributes. Mechanochemical synthesis of a new solid form of IRB with coformers having antioxidant properties (syringic acid, nicotinic acid, and ascorbic acid) resulted into three eutectic mixtures (EMs). Formation of eutectic was ascertained by differential scanning calorimetry whereas exact stoichiometry (50/50% w/w) was established by phase diagram and Tamman's triangle...
December 15, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235579/the-presence-of-gasping-predicts-long-term-survival-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Jiri Knor, Roman Skulec, Dominika Seblova, Malek Jiri
BACKGROUND: The presence of gasping in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients predicts short-term prognosis. We performed a retrospective study to evaluate whether the presence of gasping at the time of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) arrival in the case OHCA patients of presumed cardian origin has any impact on six-month survival and/or sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). METHODS: We collected and analyzed Utstein Style data for all patients resuscitated for OHCA of presumed cardiac origin by the EMS of the Central Bohemian Region from July 1st, 2013 to June 30th, 2014...
December 13, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234437/effects-of-whole-body-electromyostimulation-on-low-back-pain-in-people-with-chronic-unspecific-dorsal-pain-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-from-randomized-controlled-wb-ems-trials
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Wolfgang Kemmler, Anja Weissenfels, Michael Bebenek, Michael Fröhlich, Heinz Kleinöder, Matthias Kohl, Simon von Stengel
In order to evaluate the favorable effect of whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) on low back pain (LBP), an aspect which is frequently claimed by commercial providers, we performed a meta-analysis of individual patient data. The analysis is based on five of our recently conducted randomized controlled WB-EMS trials with adults 60 years+, all of which applied similar WB-EMS protocols (1.5 sessions/week, bipolar current, 16-25 min/session, 85 Hz, 350 μs, and 4-6 s impulse/4 s impulse-break) and used the same pain questionnaire...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220603/evaluating-dispatch-assisted-cpr-using-the-cares-registry
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Manali Shah, Cherie Bartram, Kevin Irwin, Kimberly Vellano, Bryan McNally, Timothy Gallagher, Robert Swor
OBJECTIVES: Dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DA-CPR) has been shown to improve cardiac arrest survival. Recent literature has proposed dispatch metrics for provision of this intervention. Our objectives are to: use the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) to compare current practice to proposed DA-CPR guidelines; describe barriers to DA-CPR; and assess the association of DA-CPR with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival. METHODS: We reviewed data from structured dispatch reviews of 911 OHCA calls from 1/1/14-12/31/15...
December 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217362/rethinking-prehospital-stroke-notification-assessing-utility-of-emergency-medical-services-impression-and-cincinnati-prehospital-stroke-scale
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Stephen W English, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Jay Mandrekar, James P Klaas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although prehospital stroke notification has improved stroke treatment, incorporation of these systems into existing infrastructure has resulted in new challenges. The goal of our study was to design an effective prehospital notification system that allows for early and accurate identification of patients presenting with acute stroke. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single-center cohort study of patients presenting with suspicion of acute stroke from 2014 to 2015...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217178/factors-associated-with-advanced-cardiac-care-in-prehospital-chest-pain-patients
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Adam Frisch, Kenneth J Heidle, Stephanie O Frisch, Ashar Ata, Brandon Kramer, Caroline Colleran, Jestin N Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Many patients transported by emergency medical services (EMS) may require advanced cardiac care but do not have ST-segment elevation (STEMI) on the initial prehospital EKG. We sought to identify factors associated with the need for advanced cardiac care in undifferentiated EMS patients reporting chest pain in the absence of STEMI on EKG. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all adult patients, reporting atraumatic chest pain from a single EMS agency, presenting to a single, urban hospital over a 10-year period...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209919/association-between-cyp2c19-extensive-metabolizer-phenotype-and-childhood-anti-reflux-surgery-following-failed-proton-pump-inhibitor-medication-treatment
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James P Franciosi, Edward B Mougey, Andre Williams, Roberto A Gomez Suarez, Cameron Thomas, Christa L Creech, Katherine George, Diana Corao, John J Lima
When pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is refractory to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication treatment is identified in clinical practice and anti-reflux surgery (ARS) is being considered, genetic factors related to PPI metabolism by the CYP2C19 enzyme are currently not part of the clinical decision-making process. Our objective was to test the hypothesis that the distribution of the extensive metabolizer (EM) phenotypes among children undergoing ARS after failing PPI therapy would differ compared to controls (children with no history of ARS)...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203028/investigating-ethnic-minorities-perceptions-of-safety-climate-in-the-construction-industry
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Albert P C Chan, Francis K W Wong, Carol K H Hon, Sainan Lyu, Arshad Ali Javed
INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of ethnic minorities (EMs) have been employed in the construction industry to alleviate severe labor shortages in many countries. Unfortunately, statistics show that EMs have higher fatal and non-fatal occupational injury rates than their local counterparts. However, EMs are often underrepresented in safety climate (SC) research as they are difficult to reach and gauge their perception. A positive relationship has been widely found between SC and safety performance...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136270/60-seconds-to-survival-a-pilot-study-of-a-disaster-triage-video-game-for-prehospital-providers
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Mark X Cicero, Travis Whitfill, Kevin Munjal, Manu Madhok, Maria Carmen G Diaz, Daniel J Scherzer, Barbara M Walsh, Angela Bowen, Michael Redlener, Scott A Goldberg, Nadine Symons, James Burkett, Joseph C Santos, David Kessler, Ryan N Barnicle, Geno Paesano, Marc A Auerbach
INTRODUCTION: Disaster triage training for emergency medical service (EMS) providers is not standardized. Simulation training is costly and time-consuming. In contrast, educational video games enable low-cost and more time-efficient standardized training. We hypothesized that players of the video game "60 Seconds to Survival" (60S) would have greater improvements in disaster triage accuracy compared to control subjects who did not play 60S. METHODS: Participants recorded their demographics and highest EMS training level and were randomized to play 60S (intervention) or serve as controls...
April 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132482/effectiveness-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes-versus-conventional-electrical-stimulation-in-gait-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-stroke
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Freeha Sharif, Samina Ghulam, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Quratulain Saeed
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) versus conventional electrical stimulation in gait rehabilitation of patients with stroke for finding the most appropriate problem-oriented treatment for foot drop patients in a shorter time period. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, from July to December 2016...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123877/performance-review-of-regional-emergency-medical-service-pre-arrival-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-or-without-dispatcher-instruction-a-population-based-observational-study
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Hidetada Fukushima, Yasuyuki Kawai, Hideki Asai, Tadahiko Seki, Kazunobu Norimoto, Yasuyuki Urisono, Kazuo Okuchi
Background: To investigate variations in emergency medical service (EMS) pre-arrival cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including both bystander CPR without dispatch assistance and dispatch-assisted CPR (DACPR). Methods: We carried out an observational study by implementing EMS pre-arrival CPR reports in three fire agencies. We included adult, non-traumatic, and non-EMS witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. This reporting system comprised the dispatch instruction process and bystander CPR quality based on evaluations by EMS crews who arrived on the scene...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065643/experimental-simulation-based-performance-evaluation-of-an-sms-based-emergency-geolocation-notification-system
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Isibor Osebor, Sanjay Misra, Nicholas Omoregbe, Adewole Adewumi, Luis Fernandez-Sanz
In an emergency, a prompt response can save the lives of victims. This statement generates an imperative issue in emergency medical services (EMS). Designing a system that brings simplicity in locating emergency scenes is a step towards improving response time. This paper therefore implemented and evaluated the performance of an SMS-based emergency geolocation notification system with emphasis on its SMS delivery time and the system's geolocation and dispatch time. Using the RAS metrics recommended by IEEE for evaluation, the designed system was found to be efficient and effective as its reliability stood within 62...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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