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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148968/collecting-practice-level-data-in-a-changing-physician-office-based-ambulatory-care-environment-a-pilot-study-examining-the-physician-induction-interview-component-of-the-national-ambulatory-medical-care-survey
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Meghan C Halley, Katharine A Rendle, Brian Gugerty, Denys T Lau, Harold S Luft
Objective This report examines ways to improve National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) data on practice and physician characteristics in multispecialty group practices. Methods From February to April 2013, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted a pilot study to observe the collection of the NAMCS physician interview information component in a large multispecialty group practice. Nine physicians were randomly sampled using standard NAMCS recruitment procedures; eight were eligible and agreed to participate...
November 2017: Vital and Health Statistics. Series 2, Data Evaluation and Methods Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148198/ear-nose-and-throat-surgery-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-surgical-approach-to-the-management-of-middle-ear-effusions-in-australian-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-children
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Kelvin Kong, Francis J Lannigan, Peter S Morris, Amanda J Leach, Stephen J O'Leary
Otitis media (OM) is a common condition in Australia. It represents a spectrum of diseases from otitis media with effusion (OME) to chronic suppurative otitis media. For all the OM diagnoses, Australian Indigenous children have higher rates of early onset, severe and persistent disease. OME is the most common form of OM and often occurs after an upper respiratory tract infection. It can be difficult to diagnose (and often goes unrecognised). Hearing loss is the most important complication. The middle-ear effusion impedes the movement of the tympanic membrane and causes a conductive hearing loss of around 25 dB...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145966/outcome-evaluation-of-staged-treatment-for-bicondylar-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Vincenzo Giordano, Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral, Hilton A Koch, Rodrigo Pires E Albuquerque, Felipe Serrão de Souza, José Félix Dos Santos Neto
BACKGROUND: The universal accepted strategy for treating high-energy tibial plateau fractures remains a topic of ongoing debate. The challenge for the practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon is to provide anatomical articular fracture reduction, with successfully managing the complex soft-tissue injury that is commonly present at patient admission. The primary aim of the actual study was to evaluate the results of a staged protocol for the treatment of high-energy bicondylar tibial plateau fractures...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145678/-thrombocytosis-and-thrombocytopenia-background-and-clinical-relevance
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Kai Wille, Parvis Sadjadian, Martin Griesshammer
Due to the central role of platelets in hemostasis, the clinical relevance of quantitative changes in platelet counts (< 150 G/l or > 450 G/l) may be significant. Thrombopoesis (= production of platelets) occurs in the bone marrow, and the hormone thrombopoetin takes control on its regulation.In thrombocytosis, primary causes have to be distinguished from the far more common reactive (= secondary) reasons. The most important form of primary thrombocytosis occurs in myeloproliferative neoplasms especially in essential thrombocythemia (ET)...
November 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142796/impact-of-depression-on-hospitalization-and-related-outcomes-for-parkinson-s-disease-patients-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-based-retrospective-study
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Rikinkumar S Patel, Ramkrishna Makani, Zeeshan Mansuri, Upenkumar Patel, Rupak Desai, Amit Chopra
Background Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a common comorbidity that significantly affects the quality of life and disease outcomes in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. No studies have been conducted to our knowledge to address the health care utilization and its outcomes in these patients. The aim of this study is to analyze and discern the differences in the hospitalization outcomes, comorbid conditions, and utilization of procedures in PD patients versus patients with comorbid MDD. Methods We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project from year's 2010-2014...
September 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142447/a-prospective-randomized-study-comparing-unipolar-versus-bipolar-hysteroscopic-myomectomy-in-infertile-women
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Kallol K Roy, Sandeep Metta, Yamini Kansal, Sunesh Kumar, Seema Singhal, Perumal Vanamail
Study Objective: To compare the operative and reproductive outcome of hysteroscopic myomectomy using unipolar resectoscope versus bipolar resectoscope in patients with infertility and menorrhagia. Design: Randomized, prospective, parallel, comparative, single-blinded study. Design Classification: Canadian Task Force classification I. Setting: Tertiary care institute. Patients: Sixty women with submucous myoma and infertility...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142446/hysterosalpingographic-hsg-pattern-of-infertility-in-women-of-reproductive-age
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Chinwe R Onwuchekwa, Vaduneme K Oriji
Background: Infertility is a complex disorder with significant medical, psychological and economic problems. Aims: The aim of the study is to evaluate the structural abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes in infertile women as elucidated by hysterosalpingography. Setting and Design: A retrospective study, conducted at the Radiology and Obstetric and Gynaecologic Departments of a tertiary health care institution. Materials and Methods: Evaluation of all consecutive patients in whom hysterosalpingographic (HSG) was performed for infertility between July 2013 and June 2015 in the Department of Radiology...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137723/the-promise-and-problems-of-non-physician-practitioners-in-general-surgery-education-results-of-a-multi-center-mixed-methods-study-of-faculty
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James E Coverdill, Jeff Scott Shelton, Adnan Alseidi, David C Borgstrom, Daniel L Dent, Russell Dumire, Jonathan Fryer, Thomas H Hartranft, Steven B Holsten, M Timothy Nelson, Mohsen M Shabahang, Stanley R Sherman, Paula M Termuhlen, Randy J Woods, John D Mellinger
BACKGROUND: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants - called non-physician practitioners or NPPs - are common, but little is known about their educational promise and problems. METHODS: General surgery faculty in 13 residency programs were surveyed (N = 279 with a 71% response rate) and interviewed (N = 43) about experiences with NPPs. The survey documents overall patterns and differences by program type and primary service; interviews point to deeper rationales and concerns...
November 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137672/the-primary-health-care-in-the-emirate-of-abu-dhabi-are-they-aligned-with-the-chronic-care-model-elements
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Marília Silva Paulo, Tom Loney, Luís Velez Lapão
BACKGROUND: Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the largest of the seven emirates in terms of land mass and population. Abu Dhabi emirate has three different geographical regions: the Central Capital District, the Eastern Region, and the Western Region. The health system has been regulated by the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD), and has been provided by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), since 2007. The UAE has a high population-burden of morbidity and mortality related to chronic diseases...
November 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136390/assurance-of-myeloid-growth-factor-administration-in-an-infusion-center-pilot-quality-improvement-initiative
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Pamela Maree Ramirez, Barry Peterson, Christine Holtshopple, Kristina Borja, Vincent Torres, Lucille Valdivia-Peppers, Julio Harriague, Melanie D Joe
PURPOSE: Four incident reports involving missed doses of myeloid growth factors (MGFs) triggered the need for an outcome-driven initiative. From March 1, 2015, to February 29, 2016, at University of California Irvine Health Chao Infusion Center, 116 of 3,300 MGF doses were missed (3.52%), including pegfilgrastim, filgrastim, and sargramostim. We hypothesized that with the application of Lean Six Sigma methodology, we would achieve our primary objective of reducing the number of missed MGF doses to < 0...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136003/longitudinal-acquisition-of-endotracheal-intubation-skills-in-novice-physicians
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Shinya Takeuchi, Takashi Shiga, Yasuaki Koyama, Taizo Nakanishi, Yosuke Honma, Hiroshi Morita, Tadahiro Goto
Little is known about the acquisition of intubation skills among novice physicians during their one-year clinical training. Our primary objective was to determine the changes in the intubation skills of novice physicians between prior to the clinical training and after completion of the clinical training. We used data of a prospective longitudinal multicenter data registry developed to investigate factors associated with the improvement of intubation skills among novice physicians. The study participants included 90 postgraduate year 1 physicians in 2015-2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135661/reconsidering-the-affordable-care-act-s-restrictions-on-physician-owned-hospitals-analysis-of-cms-data-on-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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P Maxwell Courtney, Brian Darrith, Daniel D Bohl, Nicholas B Frisch, Craig J Della Valle
BACKGROUND: Concerns about financial incentives and increased costs prompted legislation limiting the expansion of physician-owned hospitals in 2010. Supporters of physician-owned hospitals argue that they improve the value of care by improving quality and reducing costs. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether physician-owned and non-physician-owned hospitals differ in terms of costs, outcomes, and patient satisfaction in the setting of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133112/persistent-abdominal-pain-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-associated-with-increased-healthcare-consumption-and-sick-leave
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Sarah Z Wennmacker, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Gert P Westert, Joost P H Drenth, Cornelis J H M van Laarhoven, Philip R de Reuver
BACKGROUND: Although, 33% to 40% of symptomatic gallstone patients reported persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is no data on the burden of this pain to the healthcare system and society at large. This study determined healthcare consumption, sick leave, and costs in patients with persistent abdominal pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Secondly, predictive factors for healthcare consumption were assessed. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included all 146 patients with persistent abdominal pain (patient-reported on Gastro-Intestinal Quality of Life Index (score 0-3) 24 weeks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, derived from a previous prospective cohort...
November 10, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132786/outcomes-following-acute-metacarpophalangeal-joint-arthroplasty-dislocation-an-analysis-of-37-cases
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Nathan Wanderman, Eric Wagner, Steven Moran, Marco Rizzo
PURPOSE: There remains a paucity of information regarding the treatment outcomes of dislocation after metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of surgical and nonsurgical treatment modalities of MCP arthroplasty dislocations. METHODS: Of 816 MCP joint arthroplasties over a 14-year period, there were 37 (4%) acute MCP joint dislocations that required intervention by a health care professional. Implants involved included 28 nonconstrained implants including pyrocarbon (n = 17) and surface replacement arthroplasty (n = 11), and 9 silicone implants...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132634/a-model-to-determine-payments-associated-with-radiology-procedures
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Thusitha Mabotuwana, Christopher S Hall, Shiby Thomas, Christoph Wald
OBJECTIVE: Across the United States, there is a growing number of patients in Accountable Care Organizations and under risk contracts with commercial insurance. This is due to proliferation of new value-based payment models and care delivery reform efforts. In this context, the business model of radiology within a hospital or health system context is shifting from a primary profit-center to a cost-center with a goal of cost savings. Radiology departments need to increasingly understand how the transactional nature of the business relates to financial rewards...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128440/mccall-culdoplasty-during-total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sara R Till, Kumari A Hobbs, Janelle K Moulder, John F Steege, Matthew T Siedhoff
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and safety of a McCall culdoplasty at time of total laparoscopic hysterectomy and to evaluate differences in total vaginal length, vaginal apex during valsalva, and sexual function 12 months after McCall culdoplasty compared to standard cuff closure. DESIGN: Pilot randomized controlled, single masked trial (Canadian Task Force classification I) SETTING: Academic tertiary care hospital PATIENTS: Women undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign indications from June 2013 to December 2013...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126382/analysis-of-medical-service-use-of-knee-osteoarthritis-and-knee-meniscal-and-ligament-injuries-in-korea-a-cross-sectional-study-of-national-patient-sample-data
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Chang Yong Suh, Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Yun-Yeop Cha, Byung-Cheul Shin, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Kristin Suhr, Mia Kim, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) and meniscal and ligament injuries of the knee are the two most common knee disorders in Korea. The aim of this study was to analyze the demographic characteristics, medical service use and related costs for these disorders, and the results are expected to help inform practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers. METHODS: The present study aimed to evaluate incidence and patient characteristics, and to assess current medical service use, usual care, and medical expenses of knee disorders by analyzing 2014 national patient sample data from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service...
November 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124365/change-in-reimbursement-and-costs-in-german-oncological-head-and-neck-surgery-over-the-last-decade-ablative-tongue-cancer-surgery-and-reconstruction-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-vs-microvascular-radial-forearm-flap
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Sebastian Hoefert, Oliver Lotter
OBJECTIVES: Defects after ablative tongue cancer surgery can be reconstructed by split-thickness skin grafts or free microvascular flaps. The different surgical options may influence costs, reimbursement, and therefore possible profits. Our goal was to analyze the development of these parameters for different procedures in head and neck reconstruction in Germany over the last decade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After tumor resection and neck dissection of tongue cancer, three different scenarios were chosen to calculate costs, reimbursement, length of stay (LoS), and profits...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122787/effect-of-daily-antiseptic-body-wash-with-octenidine-on-nosocomial-primary-bacteraemia-and-nosocomial-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-intensive-care-units-design-of-a-multicentre-cluster-randomised-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Anne Meißner, Dirk Hasenclever, Oana Brosteanu, Iris Freya Chaberny
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial infections are serious complications that increase morbidity, mortality and costs and could potentially be avoidable. Antiseptic body wash is an approach to reduce dermal micro-organisms as potential pathogens on the skin. Large-scale trials with chlorhexidine as the antiseptic agent suggest a reduction of nosocomial infection rates. Octenidine is a promising alternative agent which could be more effective against Gram-negative organisms. We hypothesise that daily antiseptic body wash with octenidine reduces the risk of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired primary bacteraemia and ICU-acquired multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in a standard care setting...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122625/comparison-of-intraoperative-and-early-postoperative-outcomes-of-caudal-versus-dorsal-penile-nerve-blocks-for-outpatient-penile-surgeries
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Katherine H Chan, Aali Shah, Elizabeth A Moser, Konrad Szymanski, Benjamin M Whittam, Rosalia Misseri, Martin Kaefer, Richard Rink, Mark P Cain
OBJECTIVE: To compare intraoperative and 1-hour postoperative outcomes in caudal versus dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) patients undergoing penile surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of males <10 years old undergoing penile procedures (2013-2015) using the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network, Pediatric Health Information System databases and our medical records. The primary outcome was a maximum Faces Limbs Activity Crying Consolability pain score > 3...
November 6, 2017: Urology
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