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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103397/the-economic-burden-of-nurse-sensitive-adverse-events-in-22-medical-surgical-units-retrospective-and-matching-analysis
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Eric Tchouaket, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D'Amour
AIMS: To assess the economic burden of nurse-sensitive adverse events (NSAEs) in 22 acute care units in Quebec by estimating excess hospital-related costs and calculating resulting additional hospital days. BACKGROUND: Recent changes in the worldwide economic and financial contexts have made the cost of patient safety a topical issue. Yet our knowledge about the economic burden of safety of nursing care is quite limited in Canada in general and Quebec in particular...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100958/routine-dyspnea-assessment-and-documentation-nurses-experience-yields-wide-acceptance
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Kathy M Baker, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Robert B Banzett
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea (breathing discomfort) is a common and distressing symptom. Routine assessment and documentation can improve management and relieve suffering. A major barrier to routine dyspnea documentation is the concern that it will have a deleterious effect on nursing workflow and that it will not be readily accepted by nurses. Nurses at our institution recently began to assess and document dyspnea on all medical-surgical patients upon admission and once per shift throughout their hospitalization...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096455/multicenter-prospective-study-on-device-associated-infection-rates-and-bacterial-resistance-in-intensive-care-units-of-venezuela-international-nosocomial-infection-control-consortium-inicc-findings
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Gabriel D Empaire, Maria E Guzman Siritt, Victor D Rosenthal, Fernando Pérez, Yvis Ruiz, Claudia Díaz, Gabriela Di Silvestre, Evelyn Salinas, Nelva Orozco
BACKGROUND: Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A DA-HAI surveillance study was conducted by the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) in two adult medical/surgical ICUs at two hospitals in Caracas, Venezuela, in different periods from March 2008 to April 2015, using the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) definitions and criteria, and INICC methods...
January 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096015/association-of-medication-errors-with-drug-classifications-clinical-units-and-consequence-of-errors-are-they-related
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Maki Muroi, Jay J Shen, Alona Angosta
Registered nurses (RNs) play an important role in safe medication administration and patient safety. This study examined a total of 1276 medication error (ME) incident reports made by RNs in hospital inpatient settings in the southwestern region of the United States. The most common drug class associated with MEs was cardiovascular drugs (24.7%). Among this class, anticoagulants had the most errors (11.3%). The antimicrobials was the second most common drug class associated with errors (19.1%) and vancomycin was the most common antimicrobial that caused errors in this category (6...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093837/effects-of-simulation-education-on-oral-care-practices%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miia M Jansson, Hannu P Syrjälä, Pasi P Ohtonen, Merja H Meriläinen, Helvi A Kyngäs, Tero I Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: Implementation of evidence-based oral care protocols, nurse education programmes and assessment tools may reduce the risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia by increasing critical care nurses' knowledge and skills in adhering to current oral care recommendations. AIMS: To evaluate the longitudinal effects of single-dose simulation education with structured debriefing and verbal feedback on critical care nurses' knowledge and skills in adhering to current oral care recommendations...
January 16, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093651/infections-in-intensive-care-unit-adult-patients-harboring-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-implications-for-prevention-and-therapy
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B Borgatta, L Lagunes, A T Imbiscuso, M N Larrosa, M Lujàn, J Rello
The purpose of this paper was to report the burden and characteristics of infection by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR-PA) in clinical samples from intensive care unit (ICU) adults, and to identify predictors. This was a retrospective observational study at four medical-surgical ICUs. The case cohort comprised adults with documented isolation of an MDR-PA strain from a clinical specimen during ICU stay. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify predictors for MDR-PA infection. During the study period, 5667 patients were admitted to the ICU and P...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076685/diffusion-of-evidence-based-intensive-care-unit-organizational-practices-a-state-wide-analysis
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Rachel Kohn, Vanessa Madden, Jeremy M Kahn, David A Asch, Amber E Barnato, Scott D Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin
RATIONALE: Several intensive care unit (ICU) organizational practices have been associated with improved patient outcomes. However, the uptake of these evidence-based practices is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess diffusion of ICU organizational practices across the state of Pennsylvania. METHODS: We conducted two web-based, cross-sectional surveys of ICU organizational practices in Pennsylvania acute care hospitals, in 2005 (chief nursing officer respondents) and 2014 (ICU nurse manager respondents)...
January 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060032/validation-of-a-model-for-predicting-pressure-injury-risk-in-patients-with-vascular-diseases
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Tonya Moyse, Jacqueline Bates, Matthew Karafa, Angela Whitman, Nancy M Albert
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to validate a 10-factor model of risk factors for hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) risk in patients with vascular disease. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Medical reviews identified 800 patients from a 1063 admissions from a 1400 bed quarternary care hospital in the midwestern United States. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records. METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients treated during an 18-month period on a medical-surgical vascular progressive care unit were reviewed...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053303/management-of-liver-allograft-trauma-resulting-in-massive-subcapsular-hematoma-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-can-we-salvage-the-liver-allograft
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Shih-Chao Hsu, Ashok Thorat, Kin-Shing Poon, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Te-Hung Chen, Horng-Ren Yang, Long-Bin Jeng
BACKGROUND Liver allograft trauma resulting in subcapsular hematoma after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), although rare, is a life-threatening condition and requires prompt management to avoid any catastrophe. Herein we describe our successful experience in dealing with liver allograft hematoma that developed in the post-operative period after LDLT. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2002 to May 2015, a total of 616 recipients underwent LDLT at our institute. The intra-operative and postoperative records of these patients were analyzed to study the cases of liver allograft hematoma...
January 5, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047547/su-f-t-647-linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-in-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-detailed-description-of-srs-procedural-technique-and-reported-clinical-outcomes
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D Pokhrel, S Sood, R Badkul, H Jiang, T Stepp, P Camarata, F Wang
PURPOSE: SRS is an effective non-invasive alternative treatment modality with minimal-toxicity used to treat patients with medically/surgically refractory trigeminal neuralgia root(TNR) or those who may not tolerate surgical intervention. We present our linac-based SRS procedure for TNR treatment and simultaneously report our clinical outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-eight TNR-patients treated with frame-based SRS at our institution (2009-2015) with a single-fraction point-dose of 60-80Gy to TNR were included in this IRB-approved study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040689/burden-of-healthcare-associated-viral-respiratory-infections-in-children-s-hospitals
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Caroline Quach, Rita Shah, Lorry G Rubin
OBJECTIVE: Although healthcare-associated (HA) viral respiratory infections (VRIs) are common in pediatrics, no benchmark for comparison exists. We aimed to determine, compare, and assess determinants of unit-specific HA-VRI incidence rates in 2 children's hospitals. METHODS: This study was a retrospective comparison of prospective cohorts. The Montreal Children's Hospital and the Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York perform prospective surveillance for HA-VRI using standardized definitions that require the presence of symptoms compatible with VRI and virus detection...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035547/diabetics-on-narcotics-are-less-likely-to-achieve-excellent-bowel-preparation-than-are-patients-with-either-condition
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Mohammad F Madhoun, Hussein Bitar, Owais Bhatti, Hassaan Zia, Pratyusha Parava, Muhammad H Bashir
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and chronic narcotic use negatively affect the quality of bowel preparation before colonoscopy. AIM: To investigate whether narcotic use and diabetes have an additive negative impact on bowel preparation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 2841 patients (mean age 61 ± 10.2; 94% male) who received outpatient colonoscopies at our Veterans Affairs Medical Center between June 2012 and December 2014...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030555/trycycle-a-prospective-study-of-the-safety-and-feasibility-of-early-in-bed-cycling-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Michelle E Kho, Alexander J Molloy, France J Clarke, Daana Ajami, Magda McCaughan, Kristy Obrovac, Christina Murphy, Laura Camposilvan, Margaret S Herridge, Karen K Y Koo, Jill Rudkowski, Andrew J E Seely, Jennifer M Zanni, Marina Mourtzakis, Thomas Piraino, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of in-bed cycling started within the first 4 days of mechanical ventilation (MV) to inform a future randomized clinical trial. METHODS: We conducted a 33-patient prospective cohort study in a 21-bed adult academic medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in Hamilton, ON, Canada. We included adult patients (≥ 18 years) receiving MV who walked independently pre-ICU. Our intervention was 30 minutes of in-bed supine cycling 6 days/week in the ICU...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028673/outcomes-of-elderly-critically-ill-medical-and-surgical-patients-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Ian M Ball, Sean M Bagshaw, Karen E A Burns, Deborah J Cook, Andrew G Day, Peter M Dodek, Demetrios J Kutsogiannis, Sangeeta Mehta, John G Muscedere, Alexis F Turgeon, Henry T Stelfox, George A Wells, Ian G Stiell
PURPOSE: Very elderly (over 80 yr of age) critically ill patients admitted to medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) have a high incidence of mortality, prolonged hospital length of stay, and dependent living conditions should they survive. The primary purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes and differences in outcomes between very elderly medical patients and their surgical counterparts admitted to Canadian ICUs, thereby informing decision-making for clinicians and substitute decision-makers...
December 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018818/surgical-myectomy-after-failed-ablation-for-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Ioannis Bougioukas, Uta Hoppe, Bernhard Danner, Friedrich A Schoendube
Background Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease of the myocardial sarcolemma characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy. When obstruction to the left ventricular outflow tract is present and symptoms are refractory to medication, surgical myectomy or alcohol septal ablation is indicated. Case Description We report a case of a patient presented for myectomy due to recurrence only 1 year after alcohol ablation. Interesting findings were a firm subaortic membrane and a direct insertion of the papillary muscle into the mitral valve...
December 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012808/post-partum-hemorrhage-complicated-by-reverse-takotsubo-cardiogenic-shock-a-novel-therapeutic-approach
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John Papanikolaou, Demosthenes Makris, Vasiliki Tsolaki, Konstantinos Spathoulas, Epaminondas Zakynthinos
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a type of transient, yet severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction, rarely complicating extreme emotional stress ("primary" TTC) or critical medical/surgical illness ("secondary" TTC forms). Although usually reversible, TTC may result in cardiogenic shock with dismal prognosis. "Secondary" TTC forms are particularly in danger for this complication, bearing significantly worse short and long-term prognosis. Herein, we report a rare case of a life-threatening "secondary" TTC in a patient with post-cesarean section severe hemorrhage, and we point out that early co-administration of esmolol and levosimendan might be an effective and safe therapeutic approach in "reversing" TTC-induced cardiogenic shock, especially when invasive therapeutic strategies are practically unfeasible...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005564/usability-evaluation-and-implementation-of-a-health-information-technology-dashboard-of-evidence-based-quality-indicators
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Mark Christopher Schall, Laura Cullen, Priyadarshini Pennathur, Howard Chen, Keith Burrell, Grace Matthews
Health information technology dashboards that integrate evidence-based quality indicators can efficiently and accurately display patient risk information to promote early intervention and improve overall quality of patient care. We describe the process of developing, evaluating, and implementing a dashboard designed to promote quality care through display of evidence-based quality indicators within an electronic health record. Clinician feedback was sought throughout the process. Usability evaluations were provided by three nurse pairs and one physician from medical-surgical areas...
December 21, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000239/aggressive-behaviour-risk-assessment-tool-for-newly-admitted-residents-of-long-term-care-homes
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Son Chae Kim, Lori Young, Brigette Berry
AIM: The aim of this study was to revise the 10-item Aggressive Behaviour Risk Assessment Tool for predicting aggressive events among residents newly admitted to long-term care homes. BACKGROUND: The original tool had acceptable sensitivity and specificity for identifying potentially aggressive patients in acute care medical-surgical units, but its usefulness in long-term care homes is unknown. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study design was used...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993359/perioperative-management-and-outcomes-of-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Dave R Lal, Samir K Gadepalli, Cynthia D Downard, Daniel J Ostlie, Peter C Minneci, Ruth M Swedler, Thomas Chelius, Laura Cassidy, Cooper T Rapp, Katherine J Deans, Mary E Fallat, S Maria E Finnell, Michael A Helmrath, Ronald B Hirschl, Rashmi S Kabre, Charles M Leys, Grace Mak, Jessica Raque, Frederick J Rescorla, Jacqueline M Saito, Shawn D St Peter, Daniel von Allmen, Brad W Warner, Thomas T Sato
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is a rare congenital anomaly lacking contemporary data detailing patient demographics, medical/surgical management and outcomes. Substantial variation in the care of infants with EA/TEF may affect both short- and long-term outcomes. The purpose of this study was to characterize the demographics, management strategies and outcomes in a contemporary multi-institutional cohort of infants diagnosed with EA/TEF to identify potential areas for standardization of care...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990482/the-world-s-youngest-cadaveric-kidney-transplant-medical-surgical-and-ethical-issues
#20
Abdallah S Daar, Nabil Mohsin Al Lawati
BACKGROUND: We report here the first successful transplant from a preterm cadaveric donor. This was performed in November 1994. The donor, who had been born at about 33 weeks of gestation, was diagnosed as having agenesis of the corpus callosum. The transplant was carried out 10 days after the donor's birth. The recipient was a 17-month-old boy with a diagnosis of Denys-Drash syndrome (WT1 mutation). METHOD: We describe and analyze the ethical, social, cultural, medical and surgical issues encountered and how these were addressed...
December 2016: Transplantation Direct
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