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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783253/planning-of-effective-evaluation-of-the-activities-of-hospital-district-at-the-example-of-poltava-region
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Vyacheslav M Zhdan, Valentyn M Dvornyk, Viktor P Lysak, Igor M Skrypnyk, Valeriy I Pokhylko, Iryna A Holovanova, Inna V Bielikova, Maxim V Khorosh, Ludmila M Shylkina, Mariya M Tovstiak
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Increasing of the availability and quality of health care in rural areas is one of the priority directions of public health and regional development policy. The need for reforming of the network of secondary health care facilities is due to the fact, that they are unable to meet the needs of the population in this specialized type of medical care in the conditions of the existing structure and funding system. The aim: to analyze the existing legislation regulating the establishment and operation of hospital districts; to determine the methodology for monitoring and evaluating of the activity of the hospital district on the example of the Poltava region...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783029/comparison-of-stanford-b-aortic-dissection-patients-who-received-tevar-combined-with-or-without-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Xin Li, Wenwu Cai, Ping Zhang, Kun Fang, Jieting Zhu, Chang Shu
BACKGROUND: Patients with Stanford B aortic dissection usually complicated with sleep apnea syndrome. This condition always threatens the patients' respiration situation. In this study, we collected and analysis data of patients' peri-operative managements of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) for Stanford B Aortic Dissection (AD) complicated with Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS). Comparison has been made between these SAS patients and those who without SAS. METHODS: Between June 2013 and June 2014, the clinical data and outcomes of the Stanford B AD patients in the department of vascular surgery in the Second Xiangya Hospital were retrospectively reviewed and studied...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782913/statewide-collaborative-to-reduce-surgical-site-infection-results-of-the-hawaii-surgical-unit-based-safety-program
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Della M Lin, Kathryn A Carson, Lisa H Lubomski, Elizabeth C Wick, Julius Cuong Pham
BACKGROUND: Surgical Site Infections (SSI) after colorectal surgery are common, lead to patient harm, and are costly to the healthcare system. This study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Surgery in Hawaii. STUDY DESIGN: This pre-post cohort study involved 100% of 15 hospitals in Hawaii from January 2013-June 2015. The intervention was a statewide implementation of the Comprehensive-Unit-based-Safety-Program (CUSP) and individualized bundles of interventions to reduce SSI...
May 3, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782373/compliance-and-high-reliability-in-a-complex-healthcare-organization
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Maxine dellaBadia Simon
When considering the impact of regulation on healthcare, visualize a spider's web. The spider weaves sections together to create the whole, with each fiber adding to the structure to support its success or lead to its failure. Each section is dependent on the others, and all must be aligned to maintain the structure. Outside forces can cause a shift in the web's fragile equilibrium.The interdependence of the sections of the spider's web is similar to the way hospital departments and services work together. An organization's structure must be shaped to support its mission and vision...
2018: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782353/implementing-best-practice-into-the-emergency-department-triage-process
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Luke Burgess, Kathryn Kynoch, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Triage is the process by which emergency departments (EDs) sort patients presenting for medical treatment. The Australasian Triage Scale, validated to measure urgency, answers the question 'This patient should wait for medical assessment and treatment no longer than…' Multiple patients may present within short time frames, and some will have conditions that have outcomes directly related to timeliness of treatment such as stroke, sepsis and myocardial infarction. The safety of patients within the ED is thus directly related to the triage system...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782310/putative-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-therapy-and-dementia-an-application-of-medicare-hospitalization-claims-data
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Mark A Smith, Richard L Bowen, Richard Q Nguyen, George Perry, Craig S Atwood, Alfred A Rimm
BACKGROUND: Estrogen and hormone replacement therapies to reduce Alzheimer's disease (AD) have yielded conflicting results. However, this study proposes that the well-characterized increase in serum gonadotropins following menopause or andropause are accountable for the increased risk of developing AD among the elderly population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of gonadotropins in the development of AD and investigate gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist therapy as a potential preventative and/or disease-modifying approach to AD management...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782200/impact-of-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-the-development-of-class-ii-hyperdivergent-patients-receiving-orthodontic-treatment-a-pilot-study
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Tingting Zhao, Peter Ngan, Fang Hua, Jie Zheng, Shunquan Zhou, Man Zhang, Hui Xiong, Hong He
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a pilot study to determine if the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) influences the orthodontic treatment outcome of Class II hyperdivergent patients receiving comprehensive orthodontic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients between the ages of 12 and 14 who received orthodontic treatment at the Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, China, were included in this study. Patients were divided into two groups: the OSA group and the control group, based on the outcome of pretreatment polysomnography findings and lateral cephalometric radiograph examination...
May 22, 2018: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781923/going-beyond-clinical-care-to-reduce-health-care-spending-findings-from-the-j-chip-community-based-population-health-management-program-evaluation
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Shannon M E Murphy, Douglas E Hough, Martha L Sylvia, Melissa Sherry, Linda J Dunbar, Raymond Zollinger, Regina Richardson, Scott A Berkowitz, Kevin D Frick
BACKGROUND: Addressing both clinical and nonclinical determinants of health is essential for improving population health outcomes. In 2012, the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP) implemented innovative population health management programs across acute and community environments. The community-based program involved multidisciplinary teams [ie, physicians, care managers (CM), health behavior specialists (HBS), community health workers, neighborhood navigators] and collaboration with community-based organizations to address social determinants...
May 17, 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781771/strategies-of-high-performing-teaching-hospitals
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James R Langabeer, Karima H Lalani, Rafeek A Yusuf, Jeffrey R Helton, Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer
Teaching hospitals are large and complex, and under constant financial pressure. In this study, we examine the financial performance of 80 large teaching hospitals in the 20 largest cities in the U.S. over the last five years, to identify which strategic and operational management factors separate high-performing hospitals from lower-performing ones. Results suggest that growth strategies should continue to be sought for improving long-term financial condition. Operational efficiency was less important than market share, economic status of surrounding community, hospital size, and teaching intensity...
May 21, 2018: Hospital Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781721/current-prescription-status-of-antihypertensive-drugs-in-japanese-patients-with-hypertension-analysis-by-type-of-comorbidities
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Takayuki Ishida, Akinori Oh, Shinzo Hiroi, Yukio Shimasaki, Takuya Tsuchihashi
In 2014, the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) issued revised guidelines for hypertension management. To assess adherence to the guidelines, this retrospective study evaluated the real-world status of antihypertensive drug prescribing for Japanese patients with hypertension, classified by comorbidity: diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, gout/hyperuricemia and renal diseases. Data on 59,867 hypertensive patients who received their first prescription for antihypertensive therapy between April 2014 and March 2015, were obtained from a medical insurance claims database for hospitals participating in the Diagnosis Procedure Combination/Per-Diem payment system...
May 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781691/enabling-factors-for-specialist-outreach-in-western-kwazulu-natal
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Robert I Caldwell, Merridy Grant, Bernard Gaede, Colleen Aldous
BACKGROUND: There exists a major disparity in access to specialist care between patients in urban and rural areas. Specialists are a scarce resource and are concentrated in urban areas. Specialist outreach attempts to fill the gap in service provision for patients situated remotely. While there is international evidence that multifaceted specialist outreach has achieved varying levels of success, factors that influence the effectiveness of outreach have not yet been fully elucidated in South Africa...
May 17, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781687/assessment-of-nurses-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-knowledge-and-skills-within-three-district-hospitals-in-botswana
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Lakshmi Rajeswaran, Megan Cox, Stoffel Moeng, Billy M Tsima
BACKGROUND:  Nurses are usually the first to identify the need for and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on patients with cardiopulmonary arrest in the hospital setting. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been shown to reduce in-hospital deaths when received from adequately trained health care professionals. AIM:  We aimed to investigate nurses' retention of CPR knowledge and skills at district hospitals in Botswana. METHODS:  A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted at three hospitals in Botswana...
April 12, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781681/the-management-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-at-a-rural-regional-hospital-in-kwazulu-natal
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Nontobeko F M Ndebele, Mergan Naidoo
BACKGROUND:  Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a biochemical triad of hyperglycaemia, ketoacidosis and ketonaemia and one of the potentially life-threatening acute metabolic complications of diabetes mellitus. This study aimed at describing the clinical profile of patients presenting with DKA to a busy rural regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. METHODS:  A retrospective review of clinical notes of patients presenting with DKA to the Emergency Department was performed over a 10-month period...
March 22, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781526/the-correlation-between-occupational-stress-coping-strategies-and-the-levels-of-psychological-distress-among-nurses-working-in-mental-health-hospital-in-jordan
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Abd Alhadi Hasan, Hussein Tumah
PURPOSE: Psychiatric nurses encounter variety of demanding and stressful events such as dealing with aggressive patients, and hostile. This study purposed to assess workplace stress, coping strategies, and psychiatric distress among psychiatric nurses. DESIGN AND METHODS: A descriptive explanatory design was employed. One hundred and nineteen psychiatric nurses were recruited in the study and data were collected in the period between June and September 2017. FINDINGS: The results showed that participants experienced moderate level of occupational stress and psychiatric distress...
May 21, 2018: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781469/environmental-stewardship-the-nurse-s-role-in-sustainability
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Julie Kleber
With the largest body of employees in U.S. health care, the nursing profession is well positioned to tackle the challenges of waste reduction within hospital systems. The healthcare sector generates a massive amount of waste, contributing to environmental issues, such as air and water pollution. By unifying and engaging staff through shared governance models, nurses can reduce the overhead costs associated with waste management and help maintain fiscal integrity. Nurses have the ability to use their trusted skill sets and lead the way for sustainable, healthy communities and environments in which they serve...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781406/analysis-of-emergency-health-care-workforce-and-service-readiness-for-a-mass-casualty-event-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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Tener Goodwin Veenema, Fiona Boland, Declan Patton, Tom O'Connor, Zena Moore, Sarah Schneider-Firestone
OBJECTIVE: Ultimately, a country's capacity for a large-scale major emergency response will be directly related to the competence of its health care provider (HCP) workforce and communication between emergency responders and hospitals. The purpose of this study was to assess HCP preparedness and service readiness for a major emergency involving mass casualties (mass casualty event or MCE) in Ireland. METHODS: A cross-sectional study using a 53-item survey was administered to a purposive sample of emergency responders and HCPs in the Republic of Ireland...
May 21, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781287/initial-medical-management-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-patients-with-a-thrombosed-false-lumen-in-the-ascending-aorta-combining-intramural-hematoma-and-retrograde-dissection-from-the-descending-to-the-ascending-aorta
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Kenji Sadamatsu, Susumu Takase, Shuichiro Sagara, Kensuke Ohe, Jun-Ichiro Nishi, Hideki Tashiro, Tomokazu Kosuga, Hiroshi Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of medical management for select patients with acute type A aortic dissection has been reported from a few institutions. In this study, we retrospectively investigated the safety and feasibility of our conservative approach for patients with type A aortic dissection in daily practice. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2017, 131 consecutive patients were admitted to our institution for acute aortic dissection, including 58 patients of type A...
May 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781232/predictors-of-outcomes-in-managing-breast-abscesses-a-large-retrospective-single-center-analysis
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Miriam David, Priyanka Handa, Maria Castaldi
We have retrospectively examined a wide range of clinical characteristics, sonographic features, microbiology, and antibiotic regimens in patients with breast abscesses to seek predictive features related to outcome. Because consensus for optimal treatment of breast abscesses has moved toward minimally invasive management using single or repeated needle aspiration (ASP) coupled with adjuvant antibiotics, we assessed whether any factors correlate with the need for repeat procedures by analyzing the number of ASPs and/or surgical incision and drainage (I&D) per abscess...
May 20, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780891/mind-body-skills-training-for-resident-wellness-a-pilot-study-of-a-brief-mindfulness-intervention
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Laura E Romcevich, Suzanne Reed, Stacy R Flowers, Kathi J Kemper, John D Mahan
Background: Interventions to address burnout include mind-body skills training (MBST), but few studies have evaluated the feasibility of MBST for busy pediatric residents. Objective: In this pilot study, we tested the feasibility of a brief MBST intervention, using in-person peer-led training supported by online modules, to decrease stress and burnout in pediatric resident physicians. Methods: Of 99 (10%) residents, 10 residents at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio participated in up to four 90-minute MBST sessions more than 1 month, led by a co-resident with 5 years of informal training in mind-body skills...
January 2018: Journal of medical education and curricular development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780822/epidemiology-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-icu-managed-homeless-patients-a-population-based-study
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Lavi Oud
Background: The population-level demand for critical care services among the homeless (H) remains unknown, with only sparse data on the characteristics and outcomes of those managed in the ICU. Methods: The Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File and annual federal reports were used to identify H hospitalizations and annual estimates of the H population between 2007 and 2014. The incidence of ICU admissions in the H population, the characteristics of ICU-managed H, and factors associated with their short-term mortality were examined...
2018: BioMed Research International
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