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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199267/organizational-and-community-factors-associated-with-magnet-status-of-u-s-hospitals
#1
Teresa Wai Chi Tai, Sherry I Bame
The Magnet Recognition Program for healthcare organizations promotes excellence in nursing services and professional practices. However, organizational and community characteristics that contribute to the adoption of Magnet status remain unexplained. Investigating organizational and community factors will help determine systematic structural and contextual dimensions of Magnet hospitals previously shown to be more cost-effective in comparison with non-Magnet hospitals. Using the baseline 2005 database of all Magnet hospitals in the United States, the authors selected a matched sample to determine key organizational and community characteristics associated with Magnet adoption while controlling for regional and local factors...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187730/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-the-association-between-stroke-risk-stratified-comparing-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-levels-and-warfarin-prescription-for-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Scott A Chapman, Catherine A St Hill, Meg M Little, Michael T Swanoski, Shellina R Scheiner, Kenric B Ware, M Nawal Lutfiyya
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a risk associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and is estimated to occur five times more often in afflicted patients than in those without AF. Anti-thrombotic therapy is recommended for the prevention of ischemic stroke. Risk stratification tools, such as the CHADS2, and more recently the CHA2DS2-VASc, for predicting stroke in patients with AF have been developed to determine the level of stroke risk and assist clinicians in the selection of antithrombotic therapy...
February 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186431/application-of-three-dimensional-visualization-technology-in-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-of-renal-tumor-a-comparative-study
#3
Zhi Wang, Lin Qi, Peng Yuan, Xiongbing Zu, Wei Chen, Zhenzhen Cao, Yuan Li, Long Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness and safety of individualized three-dimensional visualization technology (3DVT) on surgical planning and perioperative outcomes in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with routine computed tomography (CT) examination in the treatment of renal tumor. METHODS: From May 2015 to March 2016, a total of 94 patients with cT1 RCC who underwent surgical treatment in our department were analyzed retrospectively...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127771/nurse-related-clinical-nonlicensed-personnel-in-u-s-hospitals-and-their-relationship-with-nurse-staffing-levels
#4
Suhui Li, Patricia Pittman, Xinxin Han, Timothy John Lowe
OBJECTIVE: This study examines nurse-related clinical nonlicensed personnel (CNLP) in U.S. hospitals between 2010 and 2014, including job categories, trends in staffing levels, and the possible relationship of substitution between this group of workers and registered nurses (RNs) and/or licensed practical nurses (LPNs). DATA SOURCE: We used 5 years of data (2010-2014) from an operational database maintained by Premier, Inc. that tracks labor hours, hospital units, and facility characteristics...
February 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124281/a-single-centre-experience-of-zero-ischaemia-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-in-ireland
#5
C Browne, P E Lonergan, E M Bolton, F D'Arcy, T H Lynch
BACKGROUND: Nephron-sparing surgery in the form of partial nephrectomy is increasingly becoming the standard of care in patients with small renal tumours. Oncological outcomes for partial nephrectomy are equivalent to radical nephrectomy, however, clamping of the hilar vessels to allow resection of tumours during partial nephrectomy may cause ischaemic damage to the kidney and result in long-term renal impairment. AIM: We carried out a retrospective review of 43 patients undergoing laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) and assessed functional and oncological outcomes...
January 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107269/actualization-of-a-seamless-nursing-program-licensed-practical-nurse-to-baccalaureate-registered-nurse
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Andrea Wallen, Linda McKay, Ellen Santos, Holly LaFrance, Rose M Veith
Upward educational mobility of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is important for their professional development. For the nursing profession, this upward mobility increases workforce diversity. To address the paucity of programs accepting the LPN's education, a team of 6 BSN and LPN nurse educators, backed by 2 universities, developed a seamless LPN-BSN program. This article documents the process, including a needs assessment, curriculum development, admission criteria, implementation, lessons learned, and outcomes...
January 20, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057158/-preliminary-application-of-monopolar-coagulation-in-suturelesslaparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy
#7
B Wu, F Zhang
Objective: To study the safety and feasibility of using monopolar coagulation in sutureless laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). Methods: From February 2015 to March 2016, sutureless LPN using monopolar coagulation was performed on 25 patients with renal tumors. Mean patient age was 50 years (range 31 to 68). Mean tumor size was 4.1 cm (range 1.2 to 10.1). Mean RENAL nephrometry score was 6.1 (range 4 to 12). The renal hilar vessels were clamped in 14 surgeries, whereas 11 surgeries were carried out without clamping...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051762/impact-of-long-term-high-fat-diet-intake-gestational-protein-restricted-offspring-on-kidney-morphology-and-function
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V H G Rizzi, L D B Sene, C D B Fernandez, J A R Gontijo, P A Boer
Emerging evidence highlights the far-reaching consequences of high-fat diet (HFD) and obesity on kidney morphological and functional disorders. In the present study, we aim to evaluate the effects of early HFD intake on renal function and morphology in maternal protein-restricted offspring (LP). LP and normal protein-intake offspring (NP) were fed HFD (LPH and NPH, respectively) or standard rodent (LPN and NPN) diet from the 8th to 13th week of age. Blood pressure, kidney function, immunohistochemistry and scanning electron microscopy were analyzed...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049342/is-it-safe-to-use-the-same-scissors-after-accidental-tumor-incision-during-partial-nephrectomy-results-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-experiments
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Hirofumi Yoshino, Kazutaka Miyamoto, Eu-Chang Hwang, Takashi Yamane, Masayuki Nakagawa, Hideki Enokida
PURPOSE: When accidental tumor incision (ATI) has occurred during open partial nephrectomy (PN), scissors can be changed easily. In contrast, during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) or robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN), it is time consuming and expensive especially during RPN to change scissors. This study investigates whether tumor cells remain on the surface of scissors after ATI during PN and investigates an alternative way to avoid changing scissors during LPN and RPN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We subcutaneously injected 786-O renal-cell carcinoma (RCC) cells containing enhanced green fluorescent protein (786-O/EGFP) into six mice...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011501/laparoscopic-versus-open-partial-nephrectomy-comparison-of-overall-and-subgroup-outcomes
#10
Mohamed Abdelhafez, Amend Bastian, Steffen Rausch, Arnulf Stenzl, Jens Bedke, Stephan Kruck
BACKGROUND: At experienced centers, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) can achieve similar results to those of open surgery (OPN). However, the role of LPN for complex tumors and imperative indications is under debate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 356 cases (186 LPN and 170 OPN) between 2005-2012 were reviewed. Clinical, surgical, pathological and radiological data, including PADUA classification were analyzed. RESULTS: In overall analysis, OPN was associated with higher tumor complexity (p≤0...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000016/robotic-assisted-partial-nephrectomy-provides-better-operative-outcomes-as-compared-to-the-laparoscopic-and-open-approaches-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Lorenzo G Luciani, Stefano Chiodini, Daniele Mattevi, Tommaso Cai, Marco Puglisi, William Mantovani, Gianni Malossini
The objective of this is to compare the surgical outcomes of partial nephrectomy (PN), performed via three different approaches: robot-assisted (RAPN), laparoscopic (LPN), and open (OPN), in a single non-academic regional center. The data of patients undergoing PN at our Department from 2005 to 2016 were prospectively collected. A logistic regression model adjusted for preoperative variables (age, tumor size, creatinine and hemoglobin, ASA and Padua scores) was performed to evaluate whether transfusion, conversion, and postoperative complication rate were influenced by the surgical approach...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955631/the-impact-of-gender-difference-on-operative-time-in-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-for-t1-renal-tumor-and-the-utility-of-retroperitoneal-fat-thickness-as-a-predictor-of-operative-time
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Hiroki Ito, Kazuhide Makiyama, Takashi Kawahara, Kimito Osaka, Koji Izumi, Yumiko Yokomizo, Noboru Nakaigawa, Masahiro Yao
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of biological gender on operative parameters, especially operative time, in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) for T1 renal tumor. METHODS: One hundred and eleven (28 female and 83 male) patients and 64 (20 female and 44 male) patients with renal tumors suspected to be RCC cT1aN0M0 who underwent retroperitoneal and transperitoneal LPN, respectively, were analyzed. The influence of sex on operative factors including retroperitoneal fat tissue thickness, determined on CT, was analyzed...
December 12, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933637/association-of-temporal-variations-in-staffing-with-hospital-acquired-pressure-injury-in-military-hospitals
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Patricia A Patrician, Mary S McCarthy, Pauline Swiger, Dheeraj Raju, Sara Breckenridge-Sproat, Xiaogang Su, Kelly H Randall, Lori A Loan
To more precisely evaluate the effects of nurse staffing on hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) development, data on nursing care hours per patient day (NCHPPD), nursing skill mix, patient turnover (i.e., admissions, transfers, and discharges), and patient acuity were merged with patient information from pressure injury prevalence surveys that were collected annually for the Military Nursing Outcomes Database (MilNOD) project. The MilNOD included staffing and adverse events from 56 medical-surgical, stepdown, and critical care units in 13 military hospitals over a 4-year-period...
December 9, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932612/legionella-longbeachae-is-immunologically-silent-and-highly-virulent-in-vivo
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Liliana M Massis, Mariana A Assis-Marques, Fernanda V S Castanheira, Yasmin J Capobianco, Andiamira C Balestra, Pedro Escoll, Rebecca E Wood, Graziele Z Manin, Vani M A Correa, José C Alves-Filho, Fernando Q Cunha, Carmen Buchrieser, Marcos C Borges, Hayley J Newton, Dario S Zamboni
BACKGROUND: Legionella longbeachae (Llo) and Legionella pneumophila (Lpn) are the most common pneumonia-causing agents of the genus. Although both species can be lethal to humans and are highly prevalent, little is known about the molecular pathogenesis of Llo infections. In murine models of infection, Lpn infection is self-limited whereas Llo infection is lethal. DESIGN/METHODS: We used mouse macrophages, human macrophages, human epithelial cells and mouse infections in vivo to evaluate multiple parameters of the infection...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928811/laparoscopic-versus-open-partial-nephrectomy-for-stage-t1a-of-renal-tumors
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Gholam Hossein Rezaeetalab, Hormoz Karami, Farid Dadkhah, Nasser Simforoosh, Nasser Shakhssalim
PURPOSE: Partial nephrectomy is the gold standard treatment for small kidney masses. Data on the comparison oflaparoscopic (LPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN) are based on retrospective studies. Thus, we plannedto compare these two techniques in a prospective trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of patients over 18 years old with single renal mass of≤ 4 cm. Patients were divided into two groups considering their preference. Study arms were matched accordingto age, gender, tumor size and location and renal nephrometry score...
8, 2016: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888090/rationale-and-design-of-mi-care-the-mile-square-colorectal-cancer-screening-awareness-and-referral-and-education-project
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Joanna Buscemi, Yazmin San Miguel, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, Elizabeth A Watts, Marian L Fitzgibbon, Karriem Watson, Robert A Winn, Kameron L Matthews, Yamile Molina
Although colorectal cancer (CRC) is largely preventable through identification of pre-cancerous polyps through various screening modalities, morbidity and mortality rates remain a challenge, especially in African-American, Latino, low-income and uninsured/underinsured patients. Barriers to screening include cost, access to health care facilities, lack of recommendation to screen, and psychosocial factors such as embarrassment, fear of the test, anxiety about testing preparation and fear of a cancer diagnosis...
January 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867847/retroperitoneal-and-laparoscopic-heminephrectomy-in-duplex-kidney-in-infants-and-children
#17
Ciro Esposito, Maria Escolino, Marco Castagnetti, Antonio Savanelli, Angela La Manna, Alessandra Farina, Francesco Turrà, Agnese Roberti, Alessandro Settimi, Francois Varlet, Holger Till, Jean Stephan Valla
BACKGROUND: Two main techniques are adopted to perform partial nephrectomy in children: laparoscopy and retroperitoneoscopy. The aim of this paper is to review the larger multicentric experience recently published by our group to review indications, techniques and results of both approaches. METHODS: Data of 102 patients underwent partial nephrectomy in a 5-year period using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures were analyzed. Fifty-two children underwent laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN), and 50 children underwent retroperitoneoscopic partial nephrectomy (RPN)...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859677/plane-of-nutrition-affects-growth-rate-organ-size-and-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cell-activity-in-newborn-calves
#18
M E MacGhee, J S Bradley, S R McCoski, A M Reeg, A D Ealy, S E Johnson
Plane of nutrition effects on body, tissue and cellular growth in the neonatal calf are poorly understood. The hypothesis that a low plane of nutrition (LPN) would limit skeletal muscle size by reducing fibre growth and muscle progenitor cell activity was tested. At birth, calves were randomly assigned to either a LPN (20% CP, 20% fat; GE=1.9 Mcal/days) or a high plane of nutrition (HPN; 27% CP, 10% fat, GE = 3.8 Mcal/days) in a 2 × 3 factorial design to test the impact of diet on neonatal calf growth, organ weight and skeletal muscle morphometry with time...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845279/-the-results-of-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-depending-on-the-type-of-access-and-the-tumour-size
#19
R Naghiyev, S Imamverdiyev, O Sanli
Aim - retrospective comparative analysis of results of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) depending on the type of access and the size of the tumor. The study included 170 patients undergoing LPN during the period from 2010 to 2015 years. Among the patients was 108 males (63.5%) and 62 women (36.5%) ranging in age from 17 to 80 years (average age 56,6±0.9 years). Depending on the type of access and the size of the tumor patients divided into 4 subgroups-154 patients who performed transperitoneal LRP, 16 patients undergoing retroperitoneal partial nephrectomy, 117 patients with tumor less than 4 cm and 53 patients with tumor more than 4 cm...
October 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834458/evaluation-of-padua-score-as-predictor-of-warm-ischemia-time-wit-during-laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-lpn
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Stefano Ricciardulli, Qiang Ding, Xu Zhang, Hongzhao Li, Baojun Wang, Guoqiang Yang, Xiyou Wang, Peng Zhang, Xin Ma, Alberto Breda
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of Preoperative Aspects and Dimension Used for an Anatomical (PADUA) classification in the prediction of Warm Ischemia Time (WIT) during Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (LPN). METHODS: Single centre retrospective study on 402 patients who underwent LPN between January 2011 and October 2013. WIT was correlated with each characteristics of the PADUA classification. Univariate and multivariate analysis were used to evaluated the independent predictive risk factors of WIT >20 minutes...
November 18, 2016: Urologia
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