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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911318/generalized-information-theory-meets-human-cognition-introducing-a-unified-framework-to-model-uncertainty-and-information-search
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Vincenzo Crupi, Jonathan D Nelson, Björn Meder, Gustavo Cevolani, Katya Tentori
Searching for information is critical in many situations. In medicine, for instance, careful choice of a diagnostic test can help narrow down the range of plausible diseases that the patient might have. In a probabilistic framework, test selection is often modeled by assuming that people's goal is to reduce uncertainty about possible states of the world. In cognitive science, psychology, and medical decision making, Shannon entropy is the most prominent and most widely used model to formalize probabilistic uncertainty and the reduction thereof...
June 17, 2018: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907170/-hyperbaric-medicine-and-emergency-medicine-an-example-of-decompression-sickness-in-diving
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Claire Chantre, Jean Morin, Henri Le Hot, Jean-Éric Blatteau, Hugues Lefort
One of the reasons for the emergency use of a hyperbaric chamber concerns a diving-related accident. Decompression sickness is potentially serious; it requires urgent treatment and hyperbaric recompression. It is caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the organism which appear during the diver's ascent and throughout his or her decompression.
June 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29876155/integrating-telehealth-emergency-department-follow-up-visits-into-residency-training
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Danica Stone, Shruti Chandra, Phillip Watts, Anna Marie Chang, Judd E Hollander
Introduction Given the rapid expansion of telehealth (TH), there is an emerging need for trained professionals who can effectively deliver TH services. As there is no formal TH training program for residents, the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) developed a pilot training program for senior post-graduate-year three (PGY-3) residents that exposed them to TH practices. The objective of the study was to determine the feasibility of developing a resident-led, post-Emergency-Department (ED) visit TH follow-up program as an educational opportunity to 1) address patient satisfaction; and 2) expose senior residents to TH delivery...
April 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851030/individuals-with-filaggrin-related-eczema-and-asthma-have-increased-long-term-medication-and-hospital-admission-costs
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P Soares, K Fidler, J Felton, R Tavendale, A Hövels, S A Bremner, C N A Palmer, S Mukhopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Eczema and asthma are chronic diseases with onset usually before the age of 5 years. More than 50% of individuals with eczema will develop asthma and/or other allergic diseases. Several loss-of-function mutations in filaggrin (FLG) have been identified in patients with eczema. However, the association of FLG with healthcare use is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether FLG mutations are associated with increased prescribing for eczema and asthma and whether increased prescribing is associated with increased healthcare costs...
May 31, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29807546/surgical-plate-fixation-of-multiple-rib-fractures-a-case-report
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Konstantin Mitev, Dashurie Neziri, Emil Stoicovski, Zan Mitrev
BACKGROUND: The healthcare system in developing countries is limited; particularly, medical specialties such as emergency and trauma medicine are underdeveloped. Consequently, trauma injuries sustained in traffic accidents result in chronic morbidity more often than similar cases in developed countries. Multiple rib fractures induce significant patient morbidity. Current international guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary, surgery-based treatment approach to achieve optimal clinical benefit...
May 29, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786816/examination-of-morbidity-and-mortality-of-cases-according-to-intra-vehicle-position-and-accident-mechanism
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Orhan Meral, Ekin Özgür Aktaş, Murat Ersel
BACKGROUND: Traffic accidents are still an important public health issue in our country and intra-vehicle accidents cause substantial morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of seating position on morbidity and mortality in traffic accidents. METHODS: Patients who were admitted to the Emergency Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University between May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014 due to injuries in motor vehicles and who signed informed consent were included...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732681/incidental-finding-of-a-degrading-zirconia-dental-implant-29-months-after-implantation-histological-and-histomorphometrical-analysis
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Alireza Houshmand, Phil Donkiewicz, Ralf Smeets, Ole Jung, Mike Barbeck
With the emerging development and improvement of biomaterials, the application of ceramics in restorative medicine has experienced a renaissance. New production processes have reportedly helped to overcome unfavorable biomechanical characteristics of these materials, which lead to a wide application of zirconia as ground material for dental implants. Zirconia-based implants are biocompatible, demonstrate ability to osseointegrate and have a teeth-like color, rendering them to be an ideal replacement for titanium-based implant systems, which represent the current gold standard in implantology...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706053/night-shift-preparation-performance-and-perception-are-there-differences-between-emergency-medicine-nurses-residents-and-faculty
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John R Richards, Taylor L Stayton, Jason A Wells, Aman K Parikh, Erik G Laurin
Objective: Determine differences between faculty, residents, and nurses regarding night shift preparation, performance, recovery, and perception of emotional and physical health effects. Methods: Survey study performed at an urban university medical center emergency department with an accredited residency program in emergency medicine. Results: Forty-seven faculty, 37 residents, and 90 nurses completed the survey. There was no difference in use of physical sleep aids between groups, except nurses utilized blackout curtains more (69%) than residents (60%) and faculty (45%)...
April 30, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619337/prevalence-and-prognostic-significance-of-prolonged-qtc-interval-in-emergency-medical-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Chhagan Lal Birda, Susheel Kumar, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Savita Kumari
Introduction: QTc interval is affected by many factors and prolongation of same may have prognostic significance. A significant number of patients admitted in medical emergency are acutely ill, have multiple comorbidities and are on medications, all of these factors might affect QTc interval and prognosis. Materials and Methods: Single-center, prospective, observational study was carried out on 279 patients of different illnesses recruited from emergency medical services attached to the Department of Internal Medicine at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, a tertiary care hospital...
January 2018: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617989/knowledge-of-venomous-snakes-snakebite-first-aid-treatment-and-prevention-among-clinicians-in-northern-nigeria-a-cross-sectional-multicentre-study
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Godpower C Michael, Bukar A Grema, Ibrahim Aliyu, Mohammed A Alhaji, Teslim O Lawal, Haliru Ibrahim, Aminu G Fikin, Fatima S Gyaran, Kennedy N Kane, Thomas D Thacher, Abba K Badamasi, Emmanuel Ogwuche
Background: Snakebite envenoming causes considerable morbidity and mortality in northern Nigeria. The clinician's knowledge of snakebite impacts outcome. We assessed clinicians' knowledge of snakebite envenoming to highlight knowledge and practice gaps for possible intervention to improve snakebite outcomes. Methods: This was a cross-sectional multicentre study of 374 doctors selected from the accident and emergency, internal medicine, family medicine/general outpatient, paediatrics and surgery departments of nine tertiary hospitals in northern Nigeria using a multistage sampling technique...
February 1, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571167/the-association-between-type-of-spine-fracture-and-the-mechanism-of-trauma-a-useful-tool-for-identifying-mechanism-of-trauma-on-legal-medicine-field
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Kamran Aghakhani, Roya Kordrostami, Azadeh Memarian, Nahid Dadashzadeh Asl, Fatemeh Noorian Zavareh
BACKGROUND: Determining the association between mechanism of trauma, and the type of spine column fracture is a useful approach for exactly describing spine injury on forensic medicine field. We aimed to determine mechanism of trauma based on distribution of the transition of spinal column fractures. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was performed on 117 consecutive patients with the history of spinal trauma who were admitted to emergency ward of Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital in Tehran, Iran from April 2015 to March 2016...
May 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553937/tackling-an-epidemic-new-and-emerging-opioid-addiction-treatments-offer-hope-for-solutions-to-this-crisis
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Mary Bates
The opioid epidemic is dominating news headlines and inspiring greater calls for political action in the United States. While opioid addiction isn't a new issue, its devastating consequences are now being felt across the country. "What's got everybody's attention is that so many people are dying," says Dr. Richard Ries (Figure 1), director of the University of Washington School of Medicine?s addictions divisions and medical director of the Outpatient Addictions Program at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle...
March 2018: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545057/intravenous-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-ischemic-stroke-focused-update-of-2010-clinical-practice-advisory-from-the-american-academy-of-emergency-medicine
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William J Meurer, Bradley Barth, Michael Abraham, Jerome R Hoffman, Gary M Vilke, Gerard DeMers
BACKGROUND: Stroke treatment is a continuum that begins with the rapid identification of symptoms and treatment with transition to successful rehabilitation. Therapies for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) may vary based on anatomic location, interval from symptom onset, and coexisting health conditions. Successful therapy requires a seamless systematic approach with coordination from prehospital environment through acute management at medical facilities to disposition and long-term care of the patient...
May 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500476/-physical-and-chemical-emergencies-in-dermatology
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B Malisiewicz, M Meissner, R Kaufmann, E Valesky
Physical and chemical emergencies are often caused by household or work accidents. Regardless of the medical field and outside specialized clinics, the physician may be confronted with the situation for first or secondary care. The identification of the causing agent and a rapid assessment of the extent and severity of the tissue damage are essential to initiate early transfer to a specialized burn clinic. Grade 2b tissue damage is usually surgically treated. Smaller and superficial injuries can often be conservatively treated...
May 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446647/management-of-multi-casualty-incidents-in-mountain-rescue-evidence-based-guidelines-of-the-international-commission-for-mountain-emergency-medicine-icar-medcom
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Marc Blancher, François Albasini, Fidel Elsensohn, Ken Zafren, Natalie Hölzl, Kyle McLaughlin, Albert R Wheeler, Steven Roy, Hermann Brugger, Mike Greene, Peter Paal
Blancher, Marc, François Albasini, Fidel Elsensohn, Ken Zafren, Natalie Hölzl, Kyle McLaughlin, Albert R. Wheeler III, Steven Roy, Hermann Brugger, Mike Greene, and Peter Paal. Management of multi-casualty incidents in mountain rescue. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2018. INTRODUCTION: Multi-Casualty Incidents (MCI) occur in mountain areas. Little is known about the incidence and character of such events, and the kind of rescue response. Therefore, the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM) set out to provide recommendations for the management of MCI in mountain areas...
February 15, 2018: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404658/-miscommunication-as-a-risk-focus-in-patient-safety-work-process-analysis-in-prehospital-emergency-care
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S Wilk, L Siegl, K Siegl, C Hohenstein
BACKGROUND: In an analysis of a critical incident reporting system (CIRS) in out-of-hospital emergency medicine, it was demonstrated that in 30% of cases deficient communication led to a threat to patients; however, the analysis did not show what exactly the most dangerous work processes are. Current research shows the impact of poor communication on patient safety. OBJECTIVES: An out-of-hospital workflow analysis collects data about key work processes and risk areas...
April 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191247/the-implication-of-the-shortage-of-health-workforce-specialist-on-universal-health-coverage-in-kenya
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Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku, Stephen N Mutwiwa
BACKGROUND: Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not only considerably constrained the achievement of health-related development goals but also impeded accelerated progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). Like any other low-income country, Kenya is experiencing health workforce shortage particularly in specialized healthcare workers to cater for the rapidly growing need for specialized health care (MOH Training Needs Assessment report (2015))...
December 1, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143074/-additional-emergency-medical-measures-in-trauma-associated-cardiac-arrest
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B Ondruschka, C Baier, J Dreßler, A Höch, M Bernhard, C Kleber, C Buschmann
INTRODUCTION: More than half of all traumatic deaths happen in prehospital settings. Until now, there have been no long-term studies examining the actual additive treatment during trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (tCPR), including pleural decompression, pericardiocentesis, tourniquets and external stabilization of the pelvis. The present cohort study evaluated forensic autopsy reports of trauma deaths occurring at the scene with respect to additive actions in preclinical tCPR as well as the potentially preventable nature of the individual death cases...
December 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136393/gilbert-w-beebe-symposium-on-30-years-after-the-chernobyl-accident-current-and-future-studies-on-radiation-health-effects
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Jonathan M Samet, Amy Berrington de González, Lawrence T Dauer, Maureen Hatch, Ourania Kosti, Fred A Mettler, Merriline M Satyamitra
This commentary summarizes the presentations and discussions from the 2016 Gilbert W. Beebe symposium "30 years after the Chernobyl accident: Current and future studies on radiation health effects." The symposium was hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The symposium focused on the health consequences of the Chernobyl accident, looking retrospectively at what has been learned and prospectively at potential future discoveries using emerging 21st Century research methodologies...
January 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061762/descriptive-analysis-of-the-medical-care-performed-in-the-spanish-military-role-1-medical-treatment-facility-deployed-in-operation-inherent-resolve-iraq-2015-2016
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Rafael García Cañas, R Navarro Suay
INTRODUCTION: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' was approved by the United Nations in August 2014 with the objective of suppressing the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and increasing the region's stability. The mission of the Spanish military forces within this was to direct training missions for the Iraqi Army. The aim of this study is to analyse the medical care provided in the Spanish Role 1 deployed medical treatment facility during Operation 'Apoyo a Irak'. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive and retrospective study was conducted between 15 December 2015 and 18 November 2016...
December 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
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