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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/29779846/simulation-based-training-in-ebola-personal-protective-equipment-for-healthcare-workers-experience-from-king-abdulaziz-university-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
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Jameel T Abualenain, Maha M Al-Alawi
BACKGROUND: Millions of Muslims from across the world gather annually to perform pilgrimage. This can import unusual communicable diseases such as Ebola. Communicable diseases with a high risk of mortality necessitate special training to master the required competency to avert transmission of infections. The efficacy of simulation-based training (SBT) has been shown in such circumstances. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop an SBT program in Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all healthcare workers (HCWs)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779623/educating-emergency-department-staff-on-the-identification-and-treatment-of-human-trafficking-victims
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Steven Donahue, Michael Schwien, Danielle LaVallee
INTRODUCTION: Hospitalization is one of the few circumstances in which the lives of trafficking victims intersect with the general population. Based on survivor testimonies, the majority of human trafficking victims may receive medical treatment in a hospital's emergency department while in captivity. With evidenced-based training, ED personnel have a better opportunity to screen persons who are being trafficked and intervene on their behalf. METHODS: This project examined the efficacy of an innovative, evidence-based online training module (HTEmergency...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779305/-expert-consensus-on-standardized-processes-of-ambulatory-biliary-surgery-2018-edition
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The definition of ambulatory surgery is that the patient is admitted, operated and discharged within a day (24 hours) , but does not include outpatient surgery. It can shorten the average hospital stay, reduce medical expenses, accelerate the recovery of patients, and has been approved to have great social and economic benefits.The main contents of this consensus include: (1)the establishment of ambulatory biliary surgery system, which involves the facilities building, team building, the construction of management systems, operation management, operation state analysis and benefit evaluation; (2)Patient selection criteria, pre-hospital assessment, surgical scheduling, preoperative education, anesthesia and management of adverse reactions after anesthesia, intraoperative application of general surgical principles and postoperative emergency plans, perioperative nursing; (3)Discharge criteria and pre-discharge assessment, post-discharge follow-up and rehabilitation guidance; (4) quality and safety control index system of ambulatory biliary surgery...
May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776670/-predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery-in-a-university-hospital-a-prospective-cohort
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Adriene Stahlschmidt, Betânia Novelo, Luiza Alexi Freitas, Sávio Cavalcante Passos, Jairo Alberto Dussián-Sarria, Elaine Aparecida Félix, Patrícia Wajnberg Gamermann, Wolnei Caumo, Luciana Paula Cadore Stefani
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity and mortality associated with urgent or emergency surgeries are high compared to elective procedures. Perioperative risk scores identify the non-elective character as an independent factor of complications and death. The present study aims to characterize the population undergoing non-elective surgeries at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and identify the clinical and surgical factors associated with death within 30 days postoperatively. METHODOLOGY: A prospective cohort study of 187 patients undergoing elective surgeries between April and May 2014 at the Hospital de Clínicas, Porto Alegre...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776436/rates-and-causes-of-30-day-readmission-and-emergency-room-utilization-following-head-and-neck-surgery
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Vincent Wu, Stephen F Hall
BACKGROUND: Unplanned returns to hospital are common, costly, and potentially avoidable. We aimed to investigate and characterize reasons for all-cause readmissions to hospital as in-patients (IPs) and visits to the Emergency Department (ED) within 30-days following patient discharge post head and neck surgery (HNS). METHODS: Retrospective case series with chart review. All patients within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery who underwent HNS for benign and malignant disease from January 1, 2010 to May 31, 2015 were identified...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773309/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-patients-who-rule-out-versus-rule-in-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ian M Kronish, Donald Edmondson, Nathalie Moise, Bernard P Chang, Ying Wei, David Lopez Veneros, William Whang
OBJECTIVE: Many patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the experience. Less is known about risk for PTSD in patients who rule out for ACS. Our objective was to compare the risk of developing PTSD among patients who rule out versus rule in for ACS. METHODS: We enrolled a consecutive sample of 1000 patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) with symptoms of a probable ACS...
May 14, 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766655/pre-surgical-surgical-and-post-surgical-experiences-of-weight-loss-surgery-patients-a-closer-look-at-social-determinants-of-health
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L P Johnson, F M Asigbee, R Crowell, A Negrini
Using a novel qualitative approach, Photovoice, researchers assessed social, psychological, physical and economic barriers encountered by patients of weight loss surgery. Applying the Photovoice approach and Williams' theory of narrative reconstruction for qualitative interviewing, the research team set out to investigate the bariatric patient experience from pre-surgery to hospitalization to post-surgery. Fifteen participants were given digital cameras and asked to take photographs that represented their weight loss journeys...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760849/acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-emergency-department-patients-despite-therapeutic-anticoagulation
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Michelle Y Liu, Dustin W Ballard, Jie Huang, Adina S Rauchwerger, Mary E Reed, Sean C Bouvet, David R Vinson
Introduction: Emergency department (ED) patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) despite therapeutic anticoagulation at the time of diagnosis are uncommonly encountered and present a diagnostic and management challenge. Their characterization and outcomes are poorly described. We sought to describe the prevalence and characteristics of therapeutically anticoagulated patients among a population of patients with acute PE in a community setting and to describe treatment changes and 30-day outcomes...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760843/multicenter-study-of-albuterol-use-among-infants-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis
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Anna Condella, Jonathan M Mansbach, Kohei Hasegawa, Peter S Dayan, Ashley F Sullivan, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo
Introduction: Although bronchiolitis is a common reason for infant hospitalization, significant heterogeneity persists in its management. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that inhaled albuterol not be used in routine care of children with bronchiolitis. Our objective was to identify factors associated with pre-admission (e.g., emergency department or primary care) use of albuterol among infants hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Methods: We analyzed data from a 17-center observational study of 1,016 infants (age <1 year) hospitalized with bronchiolitis between 2011-2014...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757450/a-case-report-of-a-4-year-old-boy-with-intradural-spinal-cord-abscess-successfully-treated-with-adjuvant-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Ayse Sahin, Mustafa Kilic, Nazan Dalgic
Intradural spinal cord abscesses are rare infections in early childhood and usually result from pre-existing congenital anomalies of the spinal column. The formation of abscess may be the result of hematogenous spread. It is treated by surgical and parenteral antibiotic treatment, but some special cases may require additional treatments. This article presents a 4-year-old male patient who was operated because of spina bifida (meningocele and tethered cord) at the external center, and upon complains of not being able to walk after one month, he was operated with the diagnosis of spinal intradural abscess and referred to us to continue his treatment...
April 26, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752289/interventions-to-reduce-over-utilized-tests-and-treatments-in-bronchiolitis
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Amy Tyler, Paige Krack, Leigh Anne Bakel, Kimberly O'Hara, Douglas Scudamore, Irina Topoz, Julia Freeman, Angela Moss, Renee Allen, Angela Swanson, Lalit Bajaj
OBJECTIVES: The American Academy of Pediatrics published bronchiolitis clinical practice guidelines in 2014 recommending against the routine use of bronchodilators, chest radiographs, or respiratory viral testing in children with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis. Our aim in this project was to align care with the American Academy of Pediatrics clinical practice guidelines by decreasing the overuse of these interventions. METHODS: This study included patients who were admitted to a non-ICU setting with a primary or secondary diagnosis of bronchiolitis...
May 11, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742468/native-septic-arthritis-is-not-an-immediate-surgical-emergency
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Nicolas Lauper, Marie Davat, Ergys Gjika, Camillo Müller, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Pittet, Benjamin A Lipsky, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Acute native joint septic arthritis is generally considered a surgical emergency, requiring drainage within hours, including during night, weekend or holiday shifts. However, there are few data supporting the need for the disruption caused by this degree of urgency. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients seen in our medical center from 1997-2015 with culture-proven septic arthritis and noted the epidemiology of sequelae, and their possible association with a delay in surgical drainage...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742116/choosing-emergency-medicine-influences-on-medical-students-choice-of-emergency-medicine
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John C Ray, Laura R Hopson, William Peterson, Sally A Santen, Sorabh Khandelwal, Fiona E Gallahue, Melissa White, John C Burkhardt
BACKGROUND: Relatively little is understood about which factors influence students' choice of specialty and when learners ultimately make this decision. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to understand how experiences of medical students relate to the timing of selection of Emergency Medicine (EM) as a specialty. Of specific interest were factors such as how earlier and more positive specialty exposure may impact the decision-making process of medical students. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey study of EM bound 4th year US medical students (MD and DO) was performed exploring when and why students choose EM as their specialty...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740793/immune-checkpoint-receptors-homeostatic-regulators-of-immunity
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Antonio Riva, Shilpa Chokshi
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is an escalating global problem accounting for more than 3 million deaths annually. Bacterial infections are diagnosed in 25-47% of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis and represent the most important trigger for acute decompensation, multi-organ failure, septic shock and death. Current guidelines recommend intensive antibiotic therapy, but this has led to the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, which are associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. As such, there is a pressing need to explore new paradigms for anti-infective therapy and host-directed immunomodulatory therapies are a promising approach...
May 8, 2018: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739679/low-trabecular-bone-score-in-adolescent-female-inpatients-with-anorexia-nervosa
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Yael Levy-Shraga, Liana Tripto-Shkolnik, Dana David, Iris Vered, Daniel Stein, Dalit Modan-Moses
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Trabecular bone score (TBS) is an emerging technology that provides information regarding bone microarchitecture. A recent study showed that in healthy girls normal TBS (≥1.35) was achieved within the first year post-menarche. The aims of our study was to assess TBS in adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) and to evaluate correlations with clinical, laboratory and densitometric variables. METHODS: A cohort study of 208 adolescent females (mean age 15...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739432/emergency-management-of-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-eastern-austria-a-descriptive-quality-control-study
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Helmut Trimmel, Thomas Bayer, Wolfgang Schreiber, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Lukas Fiedler
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction is a time-critical condition and its outcome is determined by appropriate emergency care. Thus we assessed the efficacy of a supra-regional ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) network in Easternern Austria. METHODS: The Eastern Austrian STEMI network serves a population of approx. 766.000 inhabitants within a region of 4186 km2 . Established in 2007, it now comprises 20 pre-hospital emergency medical service (EMS) units (10 of these physician-staffed), 4 hospitals and 3 cardiac intervention centres...
May 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736159/consensus-statements-by-korean-society-of-interventional-neuroradiology-and-korean-stroke-society-hyperacute-endovascular-treatment-workflow-to-reduce-door-to-reperfusion-time
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Dae-Hyun Kim, Byungjun Kim, Cheolkyu Jung, Hyo Suk Nam, Jin Soo Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Woong Jae Lee, Woo-Keun Seo, Ji-Hoe Heo, Seung Kug Baik, Byung Moon Kim, Joung-Ho Rha
Recent clinical trials demonstrated the clinical benefit of endovascular treatment (EVT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion. These trials confirmed that good outcome after EVT depends on the time interval from symptom onset to reperfusion and that in-hospital delay leads to poor clinical outcome. However, there has been no universally accepted in-hospital workflow and performance benchmark for rapid reperfusion. Additionally, wide variety in workflow for EVT is present between each stroke centers...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731496/aeromedical-transport-operations-using-helicopters-during-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquake-in-japan
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Tomokazu Motomura, Atsushi Hirabayashi, Hisashi Matsumoto, Nobutaka Yamauchi, Mitsunobu Nakamura, Hiroshi Machida, Kenji Fujizuka, Naomi Otsuka, Tomoko Satoh, Hideaki Anan, Hisayoshi Kondo, Yuichi Koido
More than 6,000 people died in the Great Hanshin (Kobe) Earthquake in 1995, and it was later reported that there were around 500 preventable trauma deaths. In response, the Japanese government developed the helicopter emergency medical service in 2001, known in Japan as the "Doctor-Heli" (DH), which had 46 DHs and 2 private medical helicopters as of April 2016. DHs transport physicians and nurses to provide pre-hospital medical care at the scene of medical emergencies. Following lessons learned in the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, a research group in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare developed a command and control system for the DH fleet as well as the Disaster Relief Aircraft Management System Network (D-NET), which uses a satellite communications network to monitor the location of the fleet and weather in real-time during disasters...
2018: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729820/tachycardic-and-non-tachycardic-responses-in-trauma-patients-with-haemorrhagic-injuries
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Andrew T Reisner, Shwetha Edla, Jianbo Liu, Jiankun Liu, Maxim Y Khitrov, Jaques Reifman
BACKGROUND: Analyses of large databases have demonstrated that the association between heart rate (HR) and blood loss is weaker than what is taught by Advanced Trauma Life Support training. However, those studies had limited ability to generate a more descriptive paradigm, because they only examined a single HR value per patient. METHODS: In a comparative, retrospective analysis, we studied the temporal characteristics of HR through time in adult trauma patients with haemorrhage, based on documented injuries and transfusion of ≥3 units of red blood cells (RBCs)...
April 30, 2018: Injury
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