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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714427/discrepancy-between-information-provided-and-information-required-by-emergency-physicians-for-long-term-care-patients
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Richa Parashar, Shelley McLeod, Don Melady
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to identify information included in long-term care (LTC) transfer documentation and to compare it to the information required by local emergency department (ED) physicians to provide optimal care and make decisions for LTC patients. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for a sample of LTC residents transferred by ambulance to the ED of an academic, tertiary care hospital over a 1-year period. All emergency physicians working at the institution were invited to complete an online questionnaire about information included in LTC transfer documentation and information required by emergency physicians to provide care for LTC patients...
July 17, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702883/risk-factors-for-recurrent-emergency-department-visits-for-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Justin W Yan, Katherine M Gushulak, Melanie P Columbus, Kristine van Aarsen, Alexandra L Hamelin, George A Wells, Ian G Stiell
BACKGROUND: Patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus may present repeatedly to the emergency department (ED) for management and treatment of hyperglycemic episodes, including diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors that predict unplanned recurrent ED visits for hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes within 30 days of initial presentation. METHODS: We conducted a 1-year health records review of patients ≥18 years presenting to one of four tertiary care EDs with a discharge diagnosis of hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, or hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702865/public-health-insurance-and-health-care-utilization-for-children-in-immigrant-families
#3
Christine Percheski, Sharon Bzostek
Objectives To estimate the impacts of public health insurance coverage on health care utilization and unmet health care needs for children in immigrant families. Methods We use survey data from National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (2001-2005) linked to data from Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) (2003-2007) for children with siblings in families headed by at least one immigrant parent. We use logit models with family fixed effects. Results Compared to their siblings with public insurance, uninsured children in immigrant families have higher odds of having no usual source of care, having no health care visits in a 2 year period, having high Emergency Department reliance, and having unmet health care needs...
July 12, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699825/engaging-end-users-in-intervention-research-study-design
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Molly A Martin, Valerie G Press, Kim Erwin, Helen Margellos-Anast, Stacy Ignoffo, Kate Sheridan McMahon, Giselle Mosnaim, Jessica Ramsay, S Margaret Paik
OBJECTIVE: Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes (CHICAGO Plan) is a 3-arm multicenter pragmatic trial to evaluate asthma interventions in high-risk Chicago children presenting to Emergency Departments (ED) with asthma. A formative evaluation with end-users to provide input into the trial design and outcome instruments was conducted prior to trial initiation. METHODS: A multi-level data gathering framework from the field of design and standard qualitative methods were employed...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697297/general-practitioner-follow-up-in-older-patients-after-an-emergency-department-admission
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Belinda Watson, Chun Wah Michael Tam, Belinda Pellizzon, Lucille Ban, Harry Doan
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated older patients with regards to general practice follow-up after an emergency department (ED) admission. We measured the proportion of older patients given explicit general practice follow-up instructions who sought care by day seven after an ED admission. METHODS: Patients discharged from Fairfield Hospital ED (south-western Sydney) who were 65 years and older were approached for a structured telephone interview. Data from the interview and patients' ED discharge summaries were analysed descriptively...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697156/transitions-of-care-the-presence-of-written-interfacility-transfer-guidelines-and-agreements-for-pediatric-patients
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Andrea Lynn Genovesi, Lenora M Olson, Russell Telford, Diana Fendya, Ellen Schenk, Theresa Morrison-Quinata, Elizabeth A Edgerton
OBJECTIVE: Every year, emergency medical services agencies transport approximately 150,000 pediatric patients between hospitals. During these transitions of care, patient safety may be affected and contribute to adverse events when important clinical information is missing, incomplete, or inaccurate. Written interfacility transfer policies are one way to standardize procedures and facilitate communication between the hospitals leading to improved patient safety and satisfaction for children and families...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693475/the-effect-of-patient-death-on-medical-students-in-the-emergency-department
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Nicholas J Batley, Rinad Bakhti, Ali Chami, Elsy Jabbour, Rana Bachir, Christopher El Khuri, Afif J Mufarrij
BACKGROUND: The emotional consequences of patient deaths on physicians have been studied in a variety of medical settings. Reactions to patient death include distress, guilt, and grief. Comparatively, there are few studies on the effects of patient death on physicians and residents in the Emergency Department (ED). The ED setting is considered unique for having more sudden deaths that likely include the young and previously healthy and expectations for the clinician to return to a dynamic work environment...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690005/pediatric-emergency-department-resource-utilization-among-children-with-primary-care-clinic-contact-in-the-preceding-2-days-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christina K Grech, Molly A Laux, Heather L Burrows, Michelle L Macy, Elaine S Pomeranz
OBJECTIVES: To characterize pediatric patient contacts with their primary care clinic in the 2 days preceding a visit to the emergency department (ED) and explore how the type of clinic contact relates to ED resource use. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 368 pediatric ED visits in the first 7 days of each month, from September 2012 to August 2013. Visits were included if the family contacted their child's general pediatric clinic in the study health system in the 2 days preceding the ED visit...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686924/emergency-splenectomy-for-trauma-in-the-setting-of-splenomegaly-axillary-lymphadenopathy-and-incidental-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Rodolfo J Oviedo, Andrew A Glickman
INTRODUCTION: The spleen is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal solid organ following blunt trauma. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukocytic dyscrasia affecting adults in Western countries. Splenomegaly with axillary and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy are common physical findings. This case investigates an emergency splenectomy in a community hospital involving a 45-year-old man with blunt abdominal trauma following an assault with incidental splenomegaly and axillary lymphadenopathy, with surgical pathology findings of B-cell CLL...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679186/predictive-factors-for-stone-disease-in-patients-with-renal-colic
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Hakan Türk, Sıtkı Ün
INTRODUCTION: Many patients present to urology and emergency departments for acute renal colic complaints. There are many different imaging studies that can be used in patients with a pre-diagnosis of acute renal colic. In this study, we would like to assess the efficacy of using clinical and laboratory results in patients with flank pain complaint as a predictive factor of urinary system stone disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients were assessed using spinal non-contrast complete abdominal computerized tomography and urine analysis...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676467/the-rules-of-engagement-perspectives-on-secure-messaging-from-experienced-ambulatory-patient-portal-users
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Cynthia J Sieck, Jennifer L Hefner, Jeanette Schnierle, Hannah Florian, Aradhna Agarwal, Kristen Rundell, Ann Scheck McAlearney
BACKGROUND: Patient portals have shown promise in engaging individuals in self-management of chronic conditions by allowing patients to input and track health information and exchange secure electronic messages with their providers. Past studies have identified patient barriers to portal use including usability issues, low health literacy, and concerns about loss of personal contact as well as provider concerns such as increased time spent responding to messages. However, to date, studies of both patient and provider perspectives on portal use have focused on the pre-implementation or initial implementation phases and do not consider how these issues may change as patients and providers gain greater experience with portals...
July 4, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667524/low-evaluation-rate-for-osteoporosis-among-patients-presenting-with-a-rib-fracture
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Whang Kim, Hyun Sik Gong, Seung Hoo Lee, Jin Woo Park, Kahyun Kim, Goo Hyun Baek
This study in a regional hospital setting found a low evaluation rate for osteoporosis among patients presenting with a rib fracture. Increased emphasis or education for osteoporosis evaluation may be necessary in case of rib fractures. INTRODUCTION: Rib fractures from a low-energy trauma are common in the elderly, and a history of rib fracture has been reported to increase the risk for a subsequent osteoporotic fracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how many of the patients presenting with an isolated rib fracture were being evaluated for osteoporosis and the risk for a subsequent fracture...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666156/family-support-liaison-in-the-witnessed-resuscitation-a-phenomenology-study
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Hadi Hassankhani, Vahid Zamanzade, Azad Rahmani, Hamidreza Haririan, Joanne E Porter
BACKGROUND: Family-witnessed resuscitation remains controversial among clinicians from implementation to practice and there are a number of countries, such as Iran, where that is considered a low priority. OBJECTIVE: To explore the lived experience of resuscitation team members with the presence of the patient's family during resuscitation. DESIGN: The hermeneutic phenomenology. SETTINGS: The emergency departments and critical care units of 6 tertiary hospitals in Tabriz, Iran...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661886/family-physician-access-to-specialist-advice-by-telephone-reduction-in-unnecessary-specialist-consultations-and-emergency-department-visits
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Margot Wilson, Garey Mazowita, Andrew Ignaszewski, Adeera Levin, Clay Barber, David Thompson, Sandra Barr, Scott Lear, Robert D Levy
PROBLEM ADDRESSED: Timely access to specialist care is an important issue for patients with mild to moderate symptoms, and wait times for referrals are currently quite long. OBJECTIVE OF PROGRAM: To provide FPs with quick telephone access to other specialists for treatment advice for patients with nonserious conditions that they would otherwise refer to specialist care. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) program is a telephone hot-line providing FPs and nurse practitioners in the Vancouver, BC, area with timely access to specialist consultations...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661866/approaching-a-global-definition-of-family-medicine-the-besrour-papers-a-series-on-the-state-of-family-medicine-in-the-world
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Christine Gibson, Neil Arya, David Ponka, Katherine Rouleau, Robert Woollard
OBJECTIVE: To find a common global definition of family medicine. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE: Since 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada has hosted the Besrour Conferences to reflect on its role in advancing the discipline of family medicine globally. The Besrour Papers Working Group, which was struck at the 2013 conference, was tasked with developing a series of papers to highlight the key issues, lessons learned, and outcomes emerging from the various activities of the Besrour collaboration...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659072/improving-interdepartmental-communication-following-a-patient-death
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Nina Whittle
When patients die in emergency departments (EDs), it is important to record information that can be shared with staff in other departments, such as the mortuary and bereavement office. This can be a time-consuming exercise but, if information is omitted, it can increase families' distress by delaying documents such as death certificates. This article describes how a new, tick-box-style death-in-department checklist was introduced in a London hospital adult ED to increase and improve communication and information sharing between the ED, the mortuary and the bereavement office...
June 29, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659005/preinjury-characteristics-of-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-is-other-injury-an-appropriate-comparison-group
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A McKinlay, M Albicini, M Than
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been associated with ongoing problems in children and young people. However, there remains to be considerable debate regarding whether outcomes are a result of brain impairment, or simply reflect preinjury characteristics of the child or family. To reliably assess outcomes, an appropriate control group is required. AIMS: This study aimed to identify the preinjury characteristics of children with mTBI, and to examine whether an "other injury to the head" group is an appropriate comparison to control for preinjury characteristics of children with mTBI...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653549/sociodemographic-and-clinical-profiles-of-homeless-mentally-ill-admitted-in-mental-health-institute-of-south-india-know-the-unknown-project
#18
Guru S Gowda, G Gopika, Narayana Manjunatha, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Ravi Yadav, Dwarakanath Srinivas, Bharath Rose Dawn, Suresh Bada Math
OBJECTIVES: A significant number of homeless mentally ill (HMI) patients without any personal, family or other identification details represent a unique problem in the psychiatric services of developing countries like India in the context of legal, humanitarian and treatment issues. These patients pose challenge to the mental health professional in diagnosis and management. AIMS: To study the sociodemographic and clinical profiles of HMI patients admitted under psychiatry...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652948/streptococcus-mutans-a-potential-risk-factor-in-recurrent-hemorrhagic-stroke
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Tarek R Mansour, Yasaman Alam, Layth Dahbour, Ahmed Alnemari, Mouhammad Jumaa, Jason L Schroeder
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and is responsible for approximately nine percent of all deaths worldwide. Cases of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans)-induced intracerebral hemorrhage as a result of bloodstream infections have seldom been reported. New reports show that bacteria with specific collagen binding proteins (CBPs), such as the Cnm type produced by S. mutans, may inhibit platelet aggregation and cause bleeding. In this article, we report on a 62-year-old man with a recent history of left frontal intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who presented to the emergency department after a fall due to suspected seizure while in rehabilitation...
May 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645279/diabetes-care-in-a-complex-humanitarian-emergency-setting-a-qualitative-evaluation
#20
Adrianna Murphy, Michel Biringanine, Bayard Roberts, Beverley Stringer, Pablo Perel, Kiran Jobanputra
BACKGROUND: Evidence is urgently needed from complex emergency settings to support efforts to respond to the increasing burden of diabetes mellitus (DM). We conducted a qualitative study of a new model of DM health care (Integrated Diabetic Clinic within an Outpatient Department [IDC-OPD]) implemented by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Mweso Hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We aimed to explore patient and provider perspectives on the model in order to identify factors that may support or impede it...
June 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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