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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778756/nurses-knowledge-attitudes-and-clinical-practice-in-pediatric-postoperative-pain-management
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Anja Hetland Smeland, Alison Twycross, Stefan Lundeberg, Tone Rustøen
Despite readily available evidence to guide practice, children continue to experience moderate to severe pain in hospital postoperatively. Reasons for this may include attitudes of nurses toward pain management and their lack of knowledge in key areas. To identify nurses' knowledge and clinical practice of pediatric postoperative pain management and whether there is a link between knowledge and practice. A descriptive cross-sectional study including a questionnaire and observations was conducted in postanesthesia care (recovery) units in six university hospitals in Norway...
May 16, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778650/obesity-surgery-makes-patients-healthier-and-more-functional-real-world-results-from-the-united-kingdom-national-bariatric-surgery-registry
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Alexander Dimitri Miras, Kamocka Anna, Patel Darshan, Dexter Simon, Finlay Ian, Hopkins C James, Khan Omar, Reddy Marcus, Sedman Peter, Small Peter, Somers Shaw, Suzie Cro, Walton Peter, le Roux Carel W, Welbourn Richard
BACKGROUND: The National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR) is the largest bespoke database in the field in the United Kingdom. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to analyze the NBSR to determine whether the effects of obesity surgery on associated co-morbidities observed in small, randomized controlled clinical trials could be replicated in a "real life" setting within U.K. healthcare. SETTING: United Kingdom. METHODS: All NBSR entries for operations between 2000 and 2015 with associated demographic and co-morbidity data were analyzed retrospectively...
February 15, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778382/comparison-of-the-prevalence-of-chronic-endometritis-as-determined-by-means-of-different-diagnostic-methods-in-women-with-and-without-reproductive-failure
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Yingyu Liu, Xiaoyan Chen, Jin Huang, Chi-Chiu Wang, Mei-Yung Yu, Susan Laird, Tin-Chiu Li
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of chronic endometritis (CE) when different diagnostic methods are used. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University-affiliated hospital. PATIENT(S): Four groups of women were studied, including women with proven fertility (Fertile; n = 40), unexplained recurrent miscarriage (RM; n = 93), recurrent implantation failure (RIF; n = 39), and infertile subjects undergoing endometrial scratch in a natural cycle preceding frozen-thawed embryo transfer (Infertility; n = 48)...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778130/the-effect-of-increasing-blood-flow-rate-on-severity-of-uremic-pruritus-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-single-clinical-trial
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Mansooreh Aliasgharpour, Soheila Zabolypour, Ahmadali Asadinoghabi, Hamid Haghani, Mahboub Lesanpezeshki
BACKGROUND: Although the prevalence of uremic pruritus has decreased compared to the past, the problem still remains as a matter of health and a major challenge of research in medical field, and has no effective treatment at present. This study aimed to investigate the effect of increasing blood flow rate on severity of uremic pruritus in hemodialysis patients in Iran. METHODS: This clinical trial was performed on 60 hemodialysis patients that referred to hospitals affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences and these patients were selected through the convenience method and were treated for four weeks...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777044/the-impact-of-sign-glaucoma-guidelines-on-false-positive-referrals-from-community-optometrists-in-central-scotland
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Samantha Sii, Ahmad Nasser, Cheng Yi Loo, Catherine Croghan, Alan Rotchford, Pankaj Kumar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence glaucoma guidelines 2009, the number of referrals from community optometrists to hospital eye services has increased across the UK, resulting in increase in first visit discharge rates (FVDRs). AIM: To assess the impact of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) 144 on quality of referrals from community optometrists. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study of patient records who attended as new adult glaucoma referrals to clinics in Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, was carried out across October-November 2014 (group 1) and September-October 2016 (group 2), before and after the introduction of SIGN 144...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774093/distribution-of-virulence-associated-genes-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-clinical-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates
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Chao Liu, Yaowen Chang, Ying Xu, Yun Luo, Linrong Wu, Zhanjun Mei, Shigang Li, Rui Wang, Xu Jia
Acinetobacter baumannii is undoubtedly one of the most clinically significant pathogens. The multidrug resistance and virulence potential of A. baumannii are responsible for hospital-acquired nosocomial infections. Unlike numerous investigations on the drug-resistant epidemiology of A. baumanni , virulence molecular epidemiology is less studied. Here, we collected 88 A. baumannii clinical isolates, tested their antimicrobial susceptibility to 10 commonly used antibiotics and analyzed the distribution of 9 selected virulence-associated genes, aims to investigate the primary characteristics of the virulence-associated genes that exist in clinically multidrug resistant (MDR) and non-MDR isolates of A...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773957/perioperative-predictors-of-delirium-and-incidence-factors-in-adult-patients-post-cardiac-surgery
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Stavros Theologou, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Christos Charitos
Background: Delirium is a quite common complication in adult patients post-cardiac surgery. The purpose of our study was to identify perioperative characteristics and also focus on incidence factors that could predict delirium in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit (CICU) postoperatively. Methods: We conducted a prospective study of 179 consecutive patients, who underwent open-heart surgical operation and were admitted to the CICU of a general tertiary hospital in Athens, Greece...
2018: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773569/mobile-stroke-unit-reduces-time-to-image-acquisition-and-reporting
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E M Nyberg, J R Cox, R G Kowalski, D V Duarte, B Schimpf, W J Jones
Timely administration of thrombolytic therapy is critical to maximizing the likelihood of favorable outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Although emergency medical service activation overall improves the timeliness of acute stroke treatment, the time from emergency medical service dispatch to hospital arrival unavoidably decreases the timeliness of thrombolytic administration. Our mobile stroke unit, a new-generation ambulance with on-board CT scanning capability, reduces key imaging time metrics and facilitates in-the-field delivery of IV thrombolytic therapy...
May 17, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771763/recognizing-diagnosing-and-preventing-child-maltreatment-an-update-for-pediatric-clinicians
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Fiona Danaher, Andrea Vandeven, Aine Blanchard, Alice W Newton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite an increasing understanding of the impact of emotional trauma and physical abuse on children, clinicians and hospitals still sometimes miss the diagnosis of abuse. The literature in 2017 focused on creating standardized approaches to recognition and diagnosis of physical abuse and occult injury, including using the electronic medical record to provide triggers for consultation of the hospital Child Protection Program. The American College of Radiology updated their standardized approach to the evaluation of physical abuse in the child, and other authors gave us screening tools for commercial exploitation, as well as guidance about how to recognize risks for emotional abuse in families...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771210/variables-affecting-hospital-length-of-stay-a-scoping-review
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Sandra C Buttigieg, Lorraine Abela, Adriana Pace
Purpose Tertiary hospitals have registered an incremental rise in expenditure mostly because of the increasing demands by ageing populations. Reducing the length of stay (LOS) of patients within tertiary hospitals is one of the strategies, which has been used in the last decades to ensure health care systems' sustainability. Furthermore, LOS is one of the key performance indicators, which is widely used to assess hospital efficiency. Hence, it is crucial that policy makers use evidence-based practices in health care to aim for optimal LOS...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770887/the-importance-of-early-recognition-in-management-of-ercp-related-perforations
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Jason G Bill, Zachary Smith, Joseph Brancheck, Jeffrey Elsner, Paul Hobbs, Gabriel D Lang, Dayna S Early, Koushik Das, Thomas Hollander, Maria B Majella Doyle, Ryan C Fields, William G Hawkins, Steven M Strasberg, Chet Hammill, William C Chapman, Steven Edmundowicz, Daniel K Mullady, Vladimir M Kushnir
BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic perforations related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are rare events, carrying with it a mortality of up to 8%. Given the rarity of this adverse event, there remains limited data and continued uncertainties when choosing therapeutic strategies. Our aims were to evaluate the management of ERCP-related perforations and compare outcomes based on timing of recognition. METHODS: The endoscopic databases of two tertiary care centers were interrogated to identify consecutive adult patients who sustained ERCP-related perforation over a 10-year period from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770302/percutaneous-microwave-thermosphere-ablation-of-pancreatic-tumours
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Anna Maria Ierardi, Pierpaolo Biondetti, Andrea Coppola, Enrico Maria Fumarola, Alberto Magenta Biasina, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Background: In oncologic field, thermo-ablative procedures have spread more and more. Percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA) showed same benefits and some advantages over radiofrequency ablation (RFA). To date, a disadvantage of both was the not totally predictable size and shape of ablation volume. The aim of this study was to assess feasibility and safety of MWA in nonresectable pancreatic head cancer using a new technology of MW with high power (100 W) and frequency of 2,450 MH. Methods: Five patients with pancreatic head cancer treated with percutaneous MWA under ultrasound guidance were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768732/the-effect-of-light-intensity-on-image-quality-in-endoscopic-ear-surgery
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Rhona McCallum, John McColl, Arunachalam Iyer
OBJECTIVES: Endoscopic ear surgery is a rapidly developing field with many advantages. But endoscopes can reach temperatures of over 110 C at the tip, raising safety concerns. Reducing the intensity of the light source reduces temperatures produced. However, quality of images at lower light intensities has not yet been studied. We set out to study the effect of light intensity on image quality in EES. DESIGN: Prospective study of patients undergoing EES from April to October 2016...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766565/a-retrospective-observational-study-of-people-with-type-1-diabetes-with-self-reported-severe-hypoglycaemia-reveals-high-level-of-ambulance-attendance-but-low-levels-of-therapy-change-and-specialist-intervention
#14
B C T Field, R Nayar, A Kilvert, M Baxter, J Hickey, M Cummings, S C Bain
AIM: To evaluate the impact of severe hypoglycaemia on NHS resources and overall glycaemic control in adults with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: An observational, retrospective study of adults (aged ≥ 18 years) with Type 1 diabetes reporting one or more episodes of severe hypoglycaemia during the preceding 24 months in 10 NHS hospital diabetes centres in England and Wales. The primary outcome was healthcare resource utilization associated with severe hypoglycaemia...
May 15, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766322/microdaimon-study-microcirculatory-daily-monitoring-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Claudia Scorcella, Elisa Damiani, Roberta Domizi, Silvia Pierantozzi, Stefania Tondi, Andrea Carsetti, Silvia Ciucani, Valentina Monaldi, Mara Rogani, Benedetto Marini, Erica Adrario, Rocco Romano, Can Ince, E Christiaan Boerma, Abele Donati
BACKGROUND: Until now, the prognostic value of microcirculatory alterations in critically ill patients has been mainly evaluated in highly selected subgroups. Aim of this study is to monitor the microcirculation daily in mixed group of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-patients and to establish the association between (the evolution of) microcirculatory alterations and outcome. METHODS: This is a prospective longitudinal observational single-centre study in adult patients admitted to a 12-bed ICU in an Italian teaching hospital...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766257/the-impact-of-exercise-on-sleep-time-quality-and-disturbance-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
Sean G McKenna, Alan E Donnelly, Bente A Esbensen, Alexander D Fraser, Norelee M Kennedy
Poor sleep is an issue for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which may curtail their ability to function appropriately and reduce their activity levels. This paper describes a protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an aerobic exercise intervention compared with exercise advice designed to improve sleep in people with RA. Objectives are to obtain reliable estimates regarding recruitment rates, participant retention and protocol adherence and to generate potential effect size estimates for a main trial...
May 15, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765568/relationship-between-tooth-value-and-skin-color-in-patients-visiting-royal-medical-services-clinics-of-jordan
#17
Hind Fahed Al-Nsour, Tamara Trad Al-Zoubi, Ali Salaheddin Al-Rimawi
Background: Facial and dental aesthetics are becoming of great concern for patients, especially for the younger generation. Tooth color matching and selection is considered a vital element in order to create an attractive beautiful smile. The importance of tooth color matching is to adjust tooth colors to obtain a good match with adjacent teeth and the skin. This is considered a challenge especially if adjacent teeth were lost or records of patients' teeth color were not available. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between skin complexion and tooth value in a Jordanian population...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765199/the-development-of-a-reference-database-with-the-topcon-3d-oct-1-maestro
#18
Michael Chaglasian, Murray Fingeret, Pinakin Gunvant Davey, Wei-Chieh Huang, Danny Leung, Edmund Ng, Charles A Reisman
Importance: The paper presents the range for measurements taken with a new spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) device to establish a reference database for discrimination purposes. Objective: To report the range of thickness values for the new Topcon Maestro 3D OCT device with 2 scan size settings: the 12×9 mm wide field and 6×6 mm scans. Design: Prospective, multicenter cohort study conducted at 7 clinical sites across the USA...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764747/correlation-between-clinical-features-high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-and-a-visual-scoring-system-in-patients-with-pneumonia-due-to-mycoplasma-pneumoniae
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Takeshi Saraya, Kosuke Ohkuma, Yayoi Tsukahara, Takayasu Watanabe, Daisuke Kurai, Haruyuki Ishii, Hirokazu Kimura, Hajime Goto, Hajime Takizawa
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is the primary cause of community-acquired pneumonia. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between clinical features, with special reference to hypoxemia and the total affected area obtained using high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). METHODS: Medical records of MP pneumonia patients > 15 years of age at Kyorin University Hospital between January 2006 and November 2013 were reviewed retrospectively and compared to patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia, diagnosed between January 2013 and September 2014...
April 4, 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762332/extended-release-liposomal-bupivacaine-injection-exparel-for-early-postoperative-pain-control-following-palatoplasty
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Kristopher M Day, Narayanan M Nair, Larry A Sargent
INTRODUCTION: Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is a long-acting local anesthetic reported to decrease postoperative pain in adults. The authors demonstrate the safe use of LB in pediatric patients with improved pain control following palatoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective patient series of all single-surgeon palatoplasty patients treated at a tertiary craniofacial center from August 2014 to December 2015 were included. All patients received 1.3% LB intraoperatively as greater palatal nerve and surgical field blocks in 2-flap V-Y pushback palatoplasty...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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