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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656488/importance-of-coverage-and-quality-for-impact-of-nutrition-interventions-delivered-through-an-existing-health-programme-in-bangladesh
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Phuong Hong Nguyen, Edward A Frongillo, Tina Sanghvi, Sunny S Kim, Silvia Alayon, Lan Mai Tran, Zeba Mahmud, Bachera Aktar, Purnima Menon
Understanding implementation of interventions is critical to illuminate if, how, and why the interventions achieve impact. Alive & Thrive integrated a nutrition intervention into an existing maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) programme in Bangladesh, documenting improvements in women's micronutrient supplement intake and dietary diversity. Here, we examined how well the nutrition intervention was implemented and which elements of implementation explained intervention impact. Survey data were collected in 2015 and 2016 from frontline health workers (FLW) and households in areas randomized to nutrition-focused MNCH (intensified interpersonal counselling, community mobilization, distribution of free micronutrient supplements, and weight-gain monitoring) or standard MNCH (antenatal care with standard nutrition counselling)...
April 14, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649556/is-there-a-relationship-between-airborne-and-surface-microbes-in-the-critical-care-environment
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J Smith, C A Adams, M F King, C J Noakes, C Robertson, S J Dancer
OBJECTIVE: This study attempted firstly to correlate environmental contamination of air and surfaces in the intensive care unit (ICU); and secondly, to examine any association between environmental contamination and ICU-acquired staphylococcal infection. DESIGN: We screened patients, air and surfaces on 10 sampling days in a mechanically ventilated 10-bed ICU during 10 months. METHODS: Near-patient hand-touch sites (n=500) and air (n=80) were screened for total colony count and Staphylococcus aureus using dipslides, settle plates (passive air sampling) and an MAS-100 slit-sampler (active air sampling)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649226/assessing-the-efficacy-of-fathead-minnows-pimephales-promelas-for-mosquito-control
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Ryan T Watchorn, Thomas Maechtle, Bradley C Fedy
Mosquitoes function as important vectors for many diseases globally and can have substantial negative economic, environmental, and health impacts. Specifically, West Nile virus (WNv) is a significant and increasing threat to wildlife populations and human health throughout North America. Mosquito control is an important means of controlling the spread of WNv, as the virus is primarily spread between avian and mosquito vectors. This is of particular concern for avian host species such as the Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), in which WNv negatively impacts fitness parameters...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642744/evaluation-of-continuous-infusion-vancomycin-administration-in-a-critically-ill-trauma-population
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Brittany D Bissell, Gina Riggi, Christopher Morrison
Vancomycin is a first-line antibiotic for empiric treatment of gram-positive infections in the trauma intensive care unit. When dosed intermittently, difficulties arise from trough collection and drug monitoring. The objective of this study was to evaluate time to goal vancomycin levels comparing a continuous infusion protocol when compared to standard intermittent infusion dosing. This was a retrospective cohort of patients admitted to the trauma intensive care unit between July 2011 and July 2015 receiving vancomycin for at least 48 hours...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629201/anesthesia-and-fast-track-in-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-from-evidence-to-practice
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REVIEW
Marzia Umari, Stefano Falini, Matteo Segat, Michele Zuliani, Marco Crisman, Lucia Comuzzi, Francesco Pagos, Stefano Lovadina, Umberto Lucangelo
In thoracic surgery, the introduction of video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques has allowed the development of fast-track protocols, with shorter hospital lengths of stay and improved outcomes. The perioperative management needs to be optimized accordingly, with the goal of reducing postoperative complications and speeding recovery times. Premedication performed in the operative room should be wisely administered because often linked to late discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Inhalatory anesthesia, when possible, should be preferred based on protective effects on postoperative lung inflammation...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628333/multidisciplinary-difficult-airway-course-an-essential-educational-component-of-a-hospital-wide-difficult-airway-response-program
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W Robert Leeper, Elliott R Haut, Vinciya Pandian, Sajan Nakka, Jeffrey Dodd-O, Nasir Bhatti, Elizabeth A Hunt, Mustapha Saheed, Nicholas Dalesio, Adam Schiavi, Christina Miller, Thomas D Kirsch, Lauren Berkow
OBJECTIVE: A hospital-wide difficult airway response team was developed in 2008 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with three central pillars: operations, safety monitoring, and education. The objective of this study was to assess the outcomes of the educational pillar of the difficult airway response team program, known as the multidisciplinary difficult airway course (MDAC). DESIGN: The comprehensive, full-day MDAC involves trainees and staff from all provider groups who participate in airway management...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628217/development-and-characterization-of-a-point-of-care-rate-based-transcutaneous-respiratory-status-monitor
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Xudong Ge, Prosper Adangwa, Ja Young Lim, Yordan Kostov, Leah Tolosa, Richard Pierson, Daniel Herr, Govind Rao
Blood gas measurements provide vital clinical information in critical care. The current "gold standard" for blood gas measurements involves obtaining blood samples, which can be painful and can lead to bleeding, thrombus formation, or infection. Mass transfer equilibrium-based transcutaneous blood gas monitors have been used since the 1970s, but they require heating the skin to ≥42 °C to speed up the transcutaneous gas diffusion. Thus, these devices have a potential risk for skin burns. Here we report a new generation of noninvasive device for respiratory status assessment...
April 5, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626676/current-epidemiology-genetic-evolution-and-clinical-impact-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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REVIEW
Yong Chong, Shinji Shimoda, Nobuyuki Shimono
The worldwide spread of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria, particularly Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, is a critical concern for the development of therapies against multidrug-resistant bacteria. Since the 2000s, detection rates of CTX-M types ESBL-producing E. coli in the community have been high, possibly contributing to their nosocomial detection. Various factors, such as environmental sources, food animals, and international travel, accelerate the global ESBL spread in the community...
April 4, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625595/psychometric-properties-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-intensive-care-unit-cam-icu
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Maha H Aljuaid, Ahmad M Deeb, Maamoun Dbsawy, Daniah Alsayegh, Moteb Alotaibi, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: It is recommended that critically ill patients undergo routine delirium monitoring with a valid and reliable tool such as the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). However, the validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the CAM-ICU has not been investigated. Here, we test the validity and reliability of the Arabic CAM-ICU. METHODS: We conducted a psychometric study at ICUs in a tertiary-care hospital in Saudi Arabia...
April 6, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624799/a-checklist-for-managed-access-programmes-for-reimbursement-co-designed-by-canadian-patients-and-caregivers
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Andrea Young, Devidas Menon, Jackie Street, Walla Al-Hertani, Tania Stafinski
INTRODUCTION: Reimbursement decisions on orphan drugs carry significant uncertainty, and as the amount increases, so does the risk of making a wrong decision, where harms outweigh benefits. Consequently, patients often face limited access to orphan drugs. Managed access programmes (MAPs) are a mechanism for managing risk while enabling access to potentially beneficial drugs. Patients and their caregivers have expressed support for these programmes and see patient input as critical to successful implementation...
April 6, 2018: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624189/improving-the-safety-of-opioid-use-for-acute-noncancer-pain-in-hospitalized-adults-a-consensus-statement-from-the-society-of-hospital-medicine
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Shoshana J Herzig, Hilary J Mosher, Susan L Calcaterra, Anupam B Jena, Teryl K Nuckols
Hospital-based clinicians frequently treat acute, noncancer pain. Although opioids may be beneficial in this setting, the benefits must be balanced with the risks of adverse events, including inadvertent overdose and prolonged opioid use, physical dependence, or development of opioid use disorder. In an era of epidemic opioid use and related harms, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) convened a working group to develop a consensus statement on opioid use for adults hospitalized with acute, noncancer pain, outside of the palliative, end-of-life, and intensive care settings...
April 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621027/cardiac-output-monitoring-how-to-choose-the-optimal-method-for-the-individual-patient
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Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the different methods available for the assessment of cardiac output (CO) and describe their specific indications in intensive care and perioperative medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: In critically ill patients, persistent circulatory shock after initial resuscitation is an indication for the assessment of CO to monitor the response to fluids and vasoactive agents. In patients with circulatory shock associated with right ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary artery hypertension, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, invasive CO monitoring using indicator dilution methods is indicated...
April 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616498/quality-of-care-in-rheumatoid-disease-from-the-clinician-perspective-a-modified-delphi-panel-approach
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Finbar O'Shea, Peter C Taylor, Gavin Dickie, Andrew Yaworsky, Benjamin Banderas, Sumesh Kachroo
INTRODUCTION: To establish clinical consensus on important and relevant quality-of-care (QoC) attributes in rheumatic disease (RD) treatment that may improve treatment outcomes and guide best practices. METHODS: Twenty-three QoC attributes were identified in a literature review. Fifteen European-based clinicians were selected based on their contributions to RD guidelines, publications, and patient care. A three-round (an interview round and two web-based rounds) modified Delphi panel was conducted to reach consensus and finalize a QoC attribute list...
April 3, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610936/impact-of-intravascular-thrombosis-on-failure-of-radial-arterial-catheters-in-critically-ill-patients-a-nested-case-control-study
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Yvan Fleury, Diego Arroyo, Caroline Couchepin, Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini, Johannes A Lobrinus, Bara Ricou, Nathalie Delieuvin Schmitt, Angèle Gayet-Ageron
PURPOSE: The patency of arterial catheters is essential for reliable invasive blood pressure monitoring. We sought to determine whether radial catheter failures were associated with intravascular thrombosis in critically ill adult patients. METHODS: This unmatched case-control study was conducted within a prospective cohort of patients admitted to an intensive care unit. The arterial catheter failure was the main outcome, which identified cases. Controls were patients with patent catheter until removal or 28 days of follow-up...
April 2, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609274/-practice-and-thinking-about-the-establishment-and-management-of-burn-intensive-care-unit
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X J Li
The treatment of critically burned patients has benefited from the development of knowledge and technologies that we got in critical care medicine of our country in the past ten years. The close-ended management model of general intensive care unit (ICU) and the idea of general ICU doctors who treat the monitoring of organ function and alternative therapy of organs as their primary tasks would affect the treatments for special critical patients hospitalized in general ICU, especially for those patients who were severely burned...
March 20, 2018: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607248/quality-of-care-for-ptsd-and-depression-in-the-military-health-system-final-report
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Kimberly A Hepner, Carol P Roth, Elizabeth M Sloss, Susan M Paddock, Praise O Iyiewuare, Martha J Timmer, Harold Alan Pincus
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) strives to maintain a physically and psychologically healthy, mission-ready force, and the care provided by the Military Health System (MHS) is critical to meeting this goal. Attention has been directed to ensuring the quality and availability of programs and services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. This study is a comprehensive assessment of the quality of care delivered by the MHS in 2013-2014 for over 38,000 active-component service members with PTSD or depression...
April 2018: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605582/pharmacist-adscription-to-intensive-care-generating-synergies
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M T Franco Sereno, R Pérez Serrano, R Ortiz Díaz-Miguel, M C Espinosa González, H Abdel-Hadi Álvarez, A Ambrós Checa, M Rodríguez Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate incorporation of the hospital pharmacist to the routine activity of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). DESIGN: A prospective observational study was carried out to evaluate the impact of pharmacist interventions, made by a pharmacist temporarily assigned to the ICU, upon medical prescriptions. SETTING: A medical and surgical ICU with 21 beds. PATIENTS: Patients with at least one ICU stay were included, while patients with admission and discharge in periods when the pharmacist was not present were excluded...
March 28, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604109/procalcitonin-monitoring-as-a-guide-for-antimicrobial-therapy-a-review-of-current-literature
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Elizabeth W Covington, Megan Z Roberts, Jenny Dong
Effective antimicrobial stewardship practices are increasingly essential to best utilize the current arsenal of antimicrobials for the shortest necessary duration to minimize the development of antimicrobial resistance, secondary infections, and health care costs. Monitoring of serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels represents an effective antimicrobial stewardship strategy to differentiate bacterial infections from viral infections and noninfectious inflammatory conditions. Current literature illustrates the merits of PCT monitoring in reducing duration of antibiotic therapy without detrimental effects on mortality or infection relapses...
March 31, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600242/circulatory-insufficiency-and-hypotension-related-to-the-ductus-arteriosus-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Danielle R Rios, Soume Bhattacharya, Philip T Levy, Patrick J McNamara
The biological role of the ductus arteriosus (DA) in neonates varies from an innocent bystander role during normal postnatal transition, to a supportive role when there is compromise to either systemic or pulmonary blood flow, to a pathological state in the presence of hemodynamically significant systemic to pulmonary shunts, as occurs in low birth weight infants. Among a wide array of clinical manifestations arising due to the ductal entity, systemic circulatory insufficiency and hypotension are of significant concern as they are particularly challenging to manage...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597217/prescription-and-delivery-of-the-right-continuous-renal-replacement-therapies-dose
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Gianluca Villa, Mauro Neri, Claudio Ronco, Jorge Cerdá
This chapter focuses on the definitions and impact of prescription and delivery of the right dose of treatment in patients on continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). We define "dose" and the concepts of efficiency, intensity, and efficacy; differentiate their multiple components; and describe the practical application of those concepts to direct patient care. In the article, we emphasize the effects of delivered dose variation on solute control, and list the main factors affecting CRRT dose delivery...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
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