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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087286/incidence-and-survival-outcome-according-to-heart-rhythm-during-resuscitation-attempt-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-presumed-cardiac-etiology
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Shahzleen Rajan, Fredrik Folke, Steen Møller Hansen, Carolina Malta Hansen, Kristian Kragholm, Thomas A Gerds, Freddy K Lippert, Lena Karlsson, Sidsel Møller, Lars Køber, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Mads Wissenberg
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about heart rhythm conversion from non-shockable to shockable rhythm during resuscitation attempt after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and following chance of survival is limited and inconsistent. METHODS: We studied 13,860 patients with presumed cardiac-caused OHCA not witnessed by the emergency medical services from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Register (2005-2012). Patients were stratified according to rhythm: shockable, converted shockable (based on receipt of subsequent defibrillation) and sustained non-shockable rhythm...
January 10, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073292/health-care-utilization-after-hospice-enrollment-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-cancer
#2
Meredith A MacKenzie, Alexandra Hanlon
This study aimed to examine the role of diagnosis in health-care utilization patterns after hospice enrollment. Using 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey data from hospice patients with heart failure (n = 311) and cancer (n = 946), we analyzed emergency service use and discharge to hospital via logistic regression pre- and postpropensity score matching. Prematching, patients with heart failure had twice the odds of emergency services use than patients with cancer ( P < .001) and twice the odds of discharge to hospital ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071865/the-impact-of-evidence-based-sepsis-guidelines-on-emergency-department-clinical-practice-a-pre-post-medical-record-audit
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Bernadine Romero, Margaret Fry, Michael Roche
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the number of patients presenting with sepsis before and after guideline implementation; the impact of sepsis guidelines on triage assessment, Emergency Department management and time to antibiotics. BACKGROUND: Sepsis remains one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity within hospitals. Globally, strategies have been implemented to reduce morbidity and mortality rates, which rely on the early recognition and management of sepsis...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070029/the-relationship-between-scores-and-outcomes-for-polytrauma-patients-in-the-emergency-department-a-case-study
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Maria Gioffre-Florio, Letizia Maria Murabito, Carmela Visalli, Alessandra Villari, Floriana Lauritano, Carla Bramanti, Fausto Fama
AIM: Traumas are one of the most relevant pathological events in health care, because of clinical and prognostic relevance. Morbidity and mortality rates are strongly affected by the timely and correct approach to the patient (golden hour). The objective of this study was to investigate the possible influence of the diagnostic time and of the Injury Severity Score (ISS) on outcomes in trauma patients. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Out of a total of 240,833 emergency patients, we observed, 447 polytrauma...
December 29, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062529/a-mixed-reality-simulator-concept-for-future-medical-emergency-response-team-training
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Robert J Stone, R Guest, P Mahoney, D Lamb, C Gibson
The UK Defence Medical Service's Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) capability includes rapid-deployment Medical Emergency Response Teams (MERTs) comprising tri-service trauma consultants, paramedics and specialised nurses, all of whom are qualified to administer emergency care under extreme conditions to improve the survival prospects of combat casualties. The pre-deployment training of MERT personnel is designed to foster individual knowledge, skills and abilities in PHEC and in small team performance and cohesion in 'mission-specific' contexts...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057527/use-of-early-head-ct-following-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-arrest
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Alexandra S Reynolds, Elizabeth Matthews, Jessica Magid-Bernstein, Ashley Rodriguez, Soojin Park, Jan Claassen, Sachin Agarwal
AIM: Neurological emergencies can lead to cardiac arrest, and post-arrest patients can develop life-threatening neurological abnormalities. This study aims to estimate and characterize the use of early head CT (HCT), and its potential impact on post-resuscitation management. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 213 adults who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and survived for at least 24h. Demographics were collected and arrest-related variables were documented...
January 3, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050802/the-effectiveness-of-apneic-oxygenation-during-tracheal-intubation-in-various-clinical-settings-a-narrative-review
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David T Wong, Amanda J Yee, Siaw May Leong, Frances Chung
PURPOSE: During the process of tracheal intubation, patients are apneic or hypoventilating and are at risk of becoming hypoxemic. This risk is especially high in patients with acute or chronic respiratory failure and accompanying compromised respiratory reserve. To address this concern, apneic oxygenation can be administered during tracheal intubation to aid in maintaining arterial oxygen saturation. The objective of this narrative review is to examine the utilization of apneic oxygenation within the operating room, intensive care unit (ICU), emergency department, and pre-hospital settings and to determine its efficacy compared with controls...
January 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045940/applying-the-integrated-practice-unit-concept-to-a-modified-virtual-ward-model-of-care-for-patients-at-highest-risk-of-readmission-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lian Leng Low, Shu Yun Tan, Matthew Joo Ming Ng, Wei Yi Tay, Lee Beng Ng, Kanchana Balasubramaniam, Rachel Marie Towle, Kheng Hock Lee
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence from the virtual ward care model showed that multidisciplinary case management are inadequate to reduce readmissions or death for high risk patients. There is consensus that interventions should encompass both pre-hospital discharge and post-discharge transitional care to be effective. Integrated practice units (IPU) had been proposed as an approach of restructuring the organization and work processes of multidisciplinary teams to achieve value in healthcare...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043708/emerging-roles-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-in-cardiology
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REVIEW
Atsushi Tanaka, Koichi Node
The ultimate goal of treatment in people with diabetes mellitus is to prevent development of cardiovascular (CV) disease, resulting in prolongation of healthy life expectancy. Although impaired glycemic metabolism has a central role in its pathology, a number of studies have demonstrated that remedy for its imbalance cannot necessarily be accomplished as a therapeutic goal. A comprehensive medical approach against multi-factorial pathologies in diabetes, such as insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, in addition to diet and exercise therapy should be rather performed in the routine clinical setting...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042009/so-you-want-to-conduct-a-randomised-trial-learnings-from-a-failed-feasibility-study-of-a-crisis-resource-management-prompt-during-simulated-paediatric-resuscitation
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Rachel Teis, Jyai Allen, Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: No study has tested a Crisis Resource Management prompt on resuscitation performance. METHODS: We conducted a feasibility, unblinded, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial at one Australian paediatric hospital (June-September 2014). Eligible participants were any doctor, nurse, or nurse manager who would normally be involved in a Medical Emergency Team simulation. The unit of block randomisation was one of six scenarios (3 control:3 intervention) with or without a verbal prompt...
December 29, 2016: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030458/interorganizational-collaboration-in-emergency-cardiovascular-care
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James R Langabeer, Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer, Jeffrey R Helton, Wendy Segrest, Bita Kash, Jami DelliFraine, Raymond Fowler
BACKGROUND: Interorganizational collaboration management theory contends that cooperation between distinct but related organizations can yield innovation and competitive advantage to the participating organization. Yet, it is unclear if a multi-institutional collaborative can improve quality outcomes across communities. METHODS: We developed a large regional collaborative network of 15 hospitals and 24 emergency medical service agencies surrounding Dallas, Texas, and collected patient-level data on treatment times for acute myocardial infarctions...
January 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029501/declining-mortality-due-to-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-spanish-intensive-care-units-a-two-cohort-study-in-2005-and-2011
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B Sánchez, R Ferrer, D Suarez, E Romay, E Piacentini, G Gomà, M L Martínez, A Artigas
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the evolution of sepsis-related mortality in Spanish Intensive Care Units (ICUs) following introduction of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines and the relationship with sepsis process-of-care. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was carried out, with the inclusion of all consecutive patients presenting severe sepsis or septic shock admitted to 41 Spanish ICUs during two time periods: 2005 (Edusepsis study pre-intervention group) and 2011 (ABISS-Edusepsis study pre-intervention group)...
October 28, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013559/key-factors-influencing-the-incidence-of-hemolysis-a-critical-appraisal-of-current-evidence
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Euan James McCaughey, Elia Vecellio, Rebecca Lake, Ling Li, Leslie Burnett, Douglas Chesher, Stephen Braye, Mark Mackay, Stephanie Gay, Tony Badrick, Johanna Westbrook, Andrew Georgiou
Hemolysis is a leading cause of pre-analytical laboratory errors. The identification of contributing factors is an important step towards the development of effective practices to reduce and prevent hemolysis. We performed a review of PUBMED, Embase, Medline and CINAHL to identify articles published between January 2000 and August 2016 that identified factors influencing in vitro hemolysis rates. The 40 studies included in this review provide excellent evidence that hemolysis rates are higher in Emergency Departments (EDs), for non-antecubital draws, for specimens drawn using an intravenous catheter compared to venipuncture and for samples transported by pneumatic tube compared to by hand...
December 26, 2016: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012405/an-assessment-of-mode-of-delivery-in-history-indicated-versus-ultrasound-indicated-vaginally-placed-cervical-cerclage
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Lisa Story, Andrew Shennan
OBJECTIVE: Treatment modalities to reduce the incidence of preterm birth are currently limited. Cerclage, is a common and established intervention in most obstetrics units worldwide, however, many questions regarding its efficacy, with respect to pregnancy outcomes remain unanswered. This study aims to investigate whether an antenatal placed cerclage affects the subsequent mode of delivery in women at high risk of preterm birth who labour. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case controlled study was performed at St Thomas's Hospital London...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009334/challenges-successes-and-opportunities-for-reducing-readmissions-in-a%C3%A2-referral-based-children-s-hospital-nicu
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R Bapat, R McClead, E Shepherd, G Ryshen, T Bartman
AIM: To evaluate readmission data in a level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to identify patient characteristics and process failures which serve as drivers for readmission. METHODS: Our center is a primary referral center in Central and Southeast Ohio, providing us a unique opportunity to evaluate readmissions. We studied our current discharge process, caregiver perception of discharge readiness, parental comfort and the pre-discharge and post-discharge characteristics of infants...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007319/nasal-flaring-as-a-clinical-sign-of-respiratory-acidosis-in-patients-with-dyspnea
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José Gregorio Zorrilla-Riveiro, Anna Arnau-Bartés, Ramón Rafat-Sellarés, Dolors García-Pérez, Arantxa Mas-Serra, Rafael Fernández-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of nasal flaring is a clinical sign of respiratory acidosis in patients attending emergency departments for acute dyspnea. METHODS: Single-center, prospective, observational study of patients aged over 15 requiring urgent attention for dyspnea, classified as level II or III according to the Andorran Triage Program and who underwent arterial blood gas test on arrival at the emergency department. The presence of nasal flaring was evaluated by two observers...
December 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007227/the-perioperative-surgical-home-model-facilitates-change-implementation-in-anesthetic-technique-within-a-clinical-pathway-for-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Seshadri C Mudumbai, Tessa L Walters, Steven K Howard, T Edward Kim, Gregory Milo Lochbaum, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Zeev N Kain, Alex Kou, Robert King, Edward R Mariano
BACKGROUND: The challenge of knowledge translation in medical settings is well known, and implementing change in clinical practice can take years. For the increasing number total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients annually, there is ample evidence to endorse neuraxial anesthesia over general anesthesia. The rate of adoption of this practice, however, is slow at the current time. We hypothesized that a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model facilitates rapid change implementation in anesthesia...
December 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005272/prophylactic-versus-selective-blood-transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Babasola O Okusanya, Olufemi T Oladapo
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with sickle cell disease (HbSS, HbSC and HbSβThal) may require blood transfusion to prevent severe anaemia or to manage potential medical complications. Preventive blood transfusion in the absence of complications starting from the early weeks of pregnancy or blood transfusion only for medical or obstetric indications have been used as management policies. There is currently no consensus on the blood transfusion policy that guarantees optimal clinical benefits with minimal risks for such women and their babies...
22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005173/diabetes-education-of-patients-and-their-entourage-out-of-hospital-national-study-educated-2
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Frédéric Lapostolle, Nadia Hamdi, Majed Barghout, Louis Soulat, Anna Faucher, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Peschanski, Agnès Ricard-Hibon, Carine Chassery, Maryline Roti, Vincent Bounes, Guillaume Debaty, Tarak Mokni, Gérald Egmann, Pierre-Arnaud Fort, Karim Boudenia, Laurent Alayrac, Mohamed Safraou, Michel Galinski, Frédéric Adnet
AIMS: To determine the contributing factors in the successful diabetes education of patients and their entourage. METHODS: Prospective observational study conducted in a pre-hospital setting by 17 emergency services across France (September 2009-January 2011) included all insulin-treated patients (≥18 years) provided that at least one family member was present on scene. Data were collected from patients and their entourage: (1) personal details including language proficiency and educational attainment, (2) treatments, (3) diabetes-related data (log sheets, glucose meter, glucagon, glycated hemoglobin, prior hypoglycemic episodes); (4) care by diabetologist, general practitioner and/or visiting nurse...
December 22, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004506/impact-of-an-education-session-on-clinical-handover-between-medical-shifts-in-an-emergency-department-a-pilot-study
#20
Caroline Blyth, Nerolie Bost, Sue Shiels
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a medical education session on the implementation of a new change of shift medical clinical handover format in an urban hospital ED. METHODS: This pilot study used a pre- and post-intervention design. The intervention consisted of a 1 h education session to teach a new handover format, SBARM (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation, Medication). Data were collected through observations of doctors performing clinical handover and individual interviews with participants...
December 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
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