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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484690/subcutaneous-and-sublingual-immunotherapy-in-allergic-asthma-in-children
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REVIEW
Sophia Tsabouri, Antigoni Mavroudi, Gavriela Feketea, George V Guibas
This review presents up-to-date understanding of immunotherapy in the treatment of children with allergic asthma. The principal types of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) are subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). Both of them are indicated for patients with allergic rhinitis and/or asthma, who have evidence of clinically relevant allergen-specific IgE, and significant symptoms despite reasonable avoidance measures and/or maximal medical therapy. Studies have shown a significant decrease in asthma symptom scores and in the use of rescue medication, and a preventive effect on asthma onset...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484587/reducing-error-in-anticoagulant-dosing-via-multidisciplinary-team-rounding-at-point-of-care
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Munish Sharma, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Richard Snyder, James Mauro
The incorporation of a clinical pharmacist in daily rounding can help identify and correct errors related to anticoagulation dosing. Inappropriate anticoagulant dosing increases the risk of developing significant bleeding diathesis. Conversely, inappropriate dosing may also fail to produce a therapeutic response. We retrospectively reviewed electronic medical records of 41 patients to confirm and analyze the errors related to various anticoagulants. A clinical pharmacist in an integrated rounding between the period of February 2016 and April 2016 collected this data...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446646/randomized-controlled-trial-of-deutetrabenazine-for-tardive-dyskinesia-the-arm-td-study
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Hubert H Fernandez, Stewart A Factor, Robert A Hauser, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, William G Ondo, L Fredrik Jarskog, Herbert Y Meltzer, Scott W Woods, Danny Bega, Mark S LeDoux, David R Shprecher, Charles Davis, Mat D Davis, David Stamler, Karen E Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy and safety of deutetrabenazine as a treatment for tardive dyskinesia (TD). METHODS: One hundred seventeen patients with moderate to severe TD received deutetrabenazine or placebo in this randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial. Eligibility criteria included an Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) score of ≥6 assessed by blinded central video rating, stable psychiatric illness, and stable psychoactive medication treatment...
April 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437546/root-cause-analysis-and-actions-for-the-prevention-of-medical-errors-quality-improvement-and-resident-education
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Ryan Charles, Brandon Hood, Joseph M DeRosier, John W Gosbee, James P Bagian, Ying Li, Michelle S Caird, J Sybil Biermann, Mark E Hake
The quality of care delivered by orthopedic surgeons continues to grow in importance. Multiple orthopedic programs, organizations, and committees have been created to measure the quality of surgical care and reduce the incidence of medical adverse events. Structured root cause analysis and actions (RCA2) has become an area of interest. If performed thoroughly, RCA2 has been shown to reduce surgical errors across many subspecialties. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has a new mandate for programs to involve residents in quality improvement processes...
April 24, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436158/collaborating-on-medication-errors-in-nursing
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Marketa Marvanova, Paul J Henkel
BACKGROUND: Nurse educators are faced with changing roles and expanding responsibilities for medication administration and monitoring in pursuit of improved patient safety. The aims of this study were to develop, implement and evaluate clinical simulation experiences that included, along with nursing faculty members, a pharmacist educator for the teaching of preventable medication errors in undergraduate nursing education. METHODS: Four clinical simulation scenarios using high-fidelity patient simulators were developed focusing on select medication problems in nursing practice...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417463/pharmacological-interventions-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Francesca Saffioti, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Neil Hawkins, Clare D Toon, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Brian R Davidson, Douglas Thorburn
BACKGROUND: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic cholestatic liver disease that is associated with both hepatobiliary and colorectal malignancies, which can result in liver cirrhosis and its complications. The optimal pharmacological treatment for patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in people with primary sclerosing cholangitis by performing a network meta-analysis, and to generate rankings of available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy...
March 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397541/a-novel-patient-safety-event-reporting-tool-in-otolaryngology
#7
Peter M Vila, Sean Lewis, Gene Cunningham, Jean Brereton, Alexandra G Espinel, David W Roberson, Rahul K Shah
Objective To report the results of a preliminary analysis of a quality improvement initiative aimed to identify potential latent systems defects. Methods A pilot study of an anonymous, voluntary, event reporting system made available to all members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery was performed. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) index was used to classify error types. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize submissions to the database...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368966/intravenous-administration-errors-intercepted-by-smart-infusion-technology-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit
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Rebecca Ibarra-Pérez, Fabiola Puértolas-Balint, Elizabeth Lozano-Cruz, Sergio E Zamora-Gómez, Lucila I Castro-Pastrana
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of intravenous (IV) smart pumps with drug libraries and dose error reduction system (DERS) to intercept programming errors entailing high risk for patients in an adult intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A 2-year retrospective study was conducted in the adult ICU of the Hospital Juárez de México in Mexico City to evaluate the impact of IV smart pump/DERS (Hospira MedNet) technology implementation...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272647/the-impact-of-information-culture-on-patient-safety-outcomes-development-of-a-structural-equation-model
#9
Virpi Jylhä, Santtu Mikkonen, Kaija Saranto, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: An organization's information culture and information management practices create conditions for processing patient information in hospitals. Information management incidents are failures that could lead to adverse events for the patient if they are not detected. OBJECTIVES: To test a theoretical model that links information culture in acute care hospitals to information management incidents and patient safety outcomes. METHODS: Reason's model for the stages of development of organizational accidents was applied...
March 8, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259386/proper-management-of-medications-to-limit-errors-what-the-oral-surgeon-should-know-to-limit-medication-errors-and-adverse-drug-events
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REVIEW
Daniel S Sarasin, Jarom E Mauer
Providing safe and effective ambulatory anesthesia is a key component in delivering optimal care to oral and maxillofacial patients. Unfortunately, medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs) occur in offices, as they do in hospital operating rooms. Preparing and delivering medication seems simple. In reality, this is a complex process with multiple opportunities for drug errors leading to actual or potential ADEs. This article reviews medication errors and ADEs, introduces a medication safety paradigm for oral and maxillofacial surgery facilities, and provides practical safety initiatives that can be implemented to achieve the goal of optimal anesthesia patient care and safety...
March 1, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248748/informing-the-design-of-a-new-pragmatic-registry-to-stimulate-near-miss-reporting-in-ambulatory-care
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Elizabeth R Pfoh, Lilly Engineer, Hardeep Singh, Laura Lee Hall, Ethan D Fried, Zackary Berger, Albert W Wu
OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory care safety is of emerging concern, especially in light of recent studies related to diagnostic errors and health information technology-related safety. Safety reporting systems in outpatient care must address the top safety concerns and be practical and simple to use. A registry that can identify common near misses in ambulatory care can be useful to facilitate safety improvements. We reviewed the literature on medical errors in the ambulatory setting to inform the design of a registry for collecting near miss incidents...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242191/comprehensive-literature-review-of-factors-influencing-medication-safety-in-nursing-homes-using-a-systems-model
#12
REVIEW
Ali Azeez Al-Jumaili, William R Doucette
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this review were to identify the work system factors influencing medication safety measures [adverse drug events (ADEs), adverse drug reactions, or medication errors (MEs)], to determine the incidence of ADEs, and describe the most common ADEs in nursing homes (NHs). METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using PubMed and CINAHL to identify studies investigating factors that influence ADEs, adverse drug reactions, and MEs in NHs and skilled nursing facilities...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241211/families-as-partners-in-hospital-error-and-adverse-event-surveillance
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Alisa Khan, Maitreya Coffey, Katherine P Litterer, Jennifer D Baird, Stephannie L Furtak, Briana M Garcia, Michele A Ashland, Sharon Calaman, Nicholas C Kuzma, Jennifer K O'Toole, Aarti Patel, Glenn Rosenbluth, Lauren A Destino, Jennifer L Everhart, Brian P Good, Jennifer H Hepps, Anuj K Dalal, Stuart R Lipsitz, Catherine S Yoon, Katherine R Zigmont, Rajendu Srivastava, Amy J Starmer, Theodore C Sectish, Nancy D Spector, Daniel C West, Christopher P Landrigan, Brenda K Allair, Claire Alminde, Wilma Alvarado-Little, Marisa Atsatt, Megan E Aylor, James F Bale, Dorene Balmer, Kevin T Barton, Carolyn Beck, Zia Bismilla, Rebecca L Blankenberg, Debra Chandler, Amanda Choudhary, Eileen Christensen, Sally Coghlan-McDonald, F Sessions Cole, Elizabeth Corless, Sharon Cray, Roxi Da Silva, Devesh Dahale, Benard Dreyer, Amanda S Growdon, LeAnn Gubler, Amy Guiot, Roben Harris, Helen Haskell, Irene Kocolas, Elizabeth Kruvand, Michele Marie Lane, Kathleen Langrish, Christy J W Ledford, Kheyandra Lewis, Joseph O Lopreiato, Christopher G Maloney, Amanda Mangan, Peggy Markle, Fernando Mendoza, Dale Ann Micalizzi, Vineeta Mittal, Maria Obermeyer, Katherine A O'Donnell, Mary Ottolini, Shilpa J Patel, Rita Pickler, Jayne Elizabeth Rogers, Lee M Sanders, Kimberly Sauder, Samir S Shah, Meesha Sharma, Arabella Simpkin, Anupama Subramony, E Douglas Thompson, Laura Trueman, Tanner Trujillo, Michael P Turmelle, Cindy Warnick, Chelsea Welch, Andrew J White, Matthew F Wien, Ariel S Winn, Stephanie Wintch, Michael Wolf, H Shonna Yin, Clifton E Yu
Importance: Medical errors and adverse events (AEs) are common among hospitalized children. While clinician reports are the foundation of operational hospital safety surveillance and a key component of multifaceted research surveillance, patient and family reports are not routinely gathered. We hypothesized that a novel family-reporting mechanism would improve incident detection. Objective: To compare error and AE rates (1) gathered systematically with vs without family reporting, (2) reported by families vs clinicians, and (3) reported by families vs hospital incident reports...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213602/understanding-the-epidemiology-of-avoidable-significant-harm-in-primary-care-protocol-for-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Brian G Bell, Stephen Campbell, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Huw Prosser Evans, Alison Cooper, Christina Sheehan, Sarah Rodgers, Christine Johnson, Adrian Edwards, Sarah Armstrong, Rajnikant Mehta, Antony Chuter, Ailsa Donnelly, Darren M Ashcroft, Joanne Lymn, Pam Smith, Aziz Sheikh, Matthew Boyd, Anthony J Avery
INTRODUCTION: Most patient safety research has focused on specialist-care settings where there is an appreciation of the frequency and causes of medical errors, and the resulting burden of adverse events. There have, however, been few large-scale robust studies that have investigated the extent and severity of avoidable harm in primary care. To address this, we will conduct a 12-month retrospective cross-sectional study involving case note review of primary care patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct electronic searches of general practice (GP) clinical computer systems to identify patients with avoidable significant harm...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192533/improving-medication-safety-development-and-impact-of-a-multivariate-model-based-strategy-to-target-high-risk-patients
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Tri-Long Nguyen, Géraldine Leguelinel-Blache, Jean-Marie Kinowski, Clarisse Roux-Marson, Marion Rougier, Jessica Spence, Yannick Le Manach, Paul Landais
BACKGROUND: Preventive strategies to reduce clinically significant medication errors (MEs), such as medication review, are often limited by human resources. Identifying high-risk patients to allow for appropriate resource allocation is of the utmost importance. To this end, we developed a predictive model to identify high-risk patients and assessed its impact on clinical decision-making. METHODS: From March 1st to April 31st 2014, we conducted a prospective cohort study on adult inpatients of a 1,644-bed University Hospital Centre...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191498/a-prospective-study-of-patient-safety-incidents-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
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Manmeet Matharoo, Adam Haycock, Nick Sevdalis, Siwan Thomas-Gibson
Background and study aims Medical error occurs frequently with significant morbidity and mortality. This study aime to assess the frequency and type of endoscopy patient safety incidents (PSIs). Patients and methods A prospective observational study of PSIs in routine diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy was undertaken in a secondary and tertiary care center. Observations were undertaken within the endoscopy suite across pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure phases of care. Experienced (Consultant-level) and trainee endoscopists from medical, surgical, and nursing specialities were included...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187011/estimating-hospital-related-deaths-due-to-medical-error-a-perspective-from-patient-advocates
#17
Kevin T Kavanagh, Daniel M Saman, Rosie Bartel, Kim Westerman
The authors present a viewpoint regarding the quality of data used in estimating the number of preventable hospital deaths in the United States. Data derived from countries with a nationalized healthcare system with well-defined and near uniform implementation of standards may not be applicable to the fragmented noncentralized delivery system found in the United States. Although U.S. studies evaluating preventable mortality have based their projections on a small sample size, it is unlikely that this observation is due to chance, because other studies evaluating adverse events, a precursor to preventable mortality, have a much larger sample size and also report an unacceptably high number of events...
March 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185075/paediatric-patient-safety-and-the-need-for-aviation-black-box-thinking-to-learn-from-and-prevent-medication-errors
#18
REVIEW
Chi Huynh, Ian C K Wong, Jo Correa-West, David Terry, Suzanne McCarthy
Since the publication of To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System in 1999, there has been much research conducted into the epidemiology, nature and causes of medication errors in children, from prescribing and supply to administration. It is reassuring to see growing evidence of improving medication safety in children; however, based on media reports, it can be seen that serious and fatal medication errors still occur. This critical opinion article examines the problem of medication errors in children and provides recommendations for research, training of healthcare professionals and a culture shift towards dealing with medication errors...
April 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183302/the-effect-of-the-tim-program-transfer-icu-medication-reconciliation-on-medication-transfer-errors-in-two-dutch-intensive-care-units-design-of-a-prospective-8-month-observational-study-with-a-before-and-after-period
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Bertha Elizabeth Bosma, Edmé Meuwese, Siok Swan Tan, Jasper van Bommel, Piet Herman Gerard Jan Melief, Nicole Geertruida Maria Hunfeld, Patricia Maria Lucia Adriana van den Bemt
BACKGROUND: The transfer of patients to and from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is prone to medication errors. The aim of the present study is to determine whether the number of medication errors at ICU admission and discharge and the associated potential harm and costs are reduced by using the Transfer ICU and Medication reconciliation (TIM) program. METHODS: This prospective 8-month observational study with a pre- and post-design will assess the effects of the TIM program compared with usual care in two Dutch hospitals...
February 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170093/topical-treatments-for-blepharokeratoconjunctivitis-in-children
#20
REVIEW
Michael O'Gallagher, Catey Bunce, Melanie Hingorani, Frank Larkin, Stephen Tuft, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
BACKGROUND: Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC) is a type of inflammation of the surface of the eye and eyelids that involves changes of the eyelids, dysfunction of the meibomian glands, and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea. Chronic inflammation of the cornea can lead to scarring, vascularisation and opacity. BKC in children can cause significant symptoms including irritation, watering, photophobia and loss of vision from corneal opacity, refractive error or amblyopia.Treatment of BKC is directed towards modification of meibomian gland disease and the bacterial flora of lid margin and conjunctiva, and control of ocular surface inflammation...
February 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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