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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421894/how-learning-analytics-can-early-predict-under-achieving-students-in-a-blended-medical-education-course
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Mohammed Saqr, Uno Fors, Matti Tedre
AIM: Learning analytics (LA) is an emerging discipline that aims at analyzing students' online data in order to improve the learning process and optimize learning environments. It has yet un-explored potential in the field of medical education, which can be particularly helpful in the early prediction and identification of under-achieving students. The aim of this study was to identify quantitative markers collected from students' online activities that may correlate with students' final performance and to investigate the possibility of predicting the potential risk of a student failing or dropping out of a course...
April 19, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417836/cervical-spine-status-of-pilots-and-air-controllers-of-airborne-early-warning-and-control-aircraft
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Young Ho Shin, Chul Yun, Andrew Hogyu Han
INTRODUCTION: Many countries have developed their own airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems for use in surveying their territorial sky in real time. However, a review of the literature suggests that no studies have been conducted to analyze the cervical spine of pilots and air-controllers of AEW&C aircraft. METHODS: The study subjects were 80 pilots and air-controllers of AEW&C aircraft with a period of service of > 1 yr and had data on physical examinations, simple radiographs and functional scores of the axial skeleton, and questionnaires about lifestyle and working conditions...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411289/evaluating-automated-rules-for-rapid-response-system-alarm-triggers-in-medical-and-surgical-patients
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Santiago Romero-Brufau, Bruce W Morlan, Matthew Johnson, Joel Hickman, Lisa L Kirkland, James M Naessens, Jeanne Huddleston
BACKGROUND: The use of rapid response systems (RRS), which were designed to bring clinicians with critical care expertise to the bedside to prevent unnecessary deaths, has increased. RRS rely on accurate detection of acute deterioration events. Early warning scores (EWS) have been used for this purpose but were developed using heterogeneous populations. Predictive performance may differ in medical vs surgical patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of published EWS in medical vs surgical patient populations...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401657/validation-of-a-modified-early-warning-score-linked-situation-background-assessment-recommendation-sbar-communication-tool-a-mixed-methods-study
#4
Debora Burger, Sue Jordan, Una Kyriacos
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to develop and validate a modified Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation communication tool incorporating components of the Cape Town Modified Early Warning Score vital signs chart for reporting early signs of clinical deterioration. BACKGROUND: Reporting early signs of physiological and clinical deterioration could prevent 'failure to rescue' or unexpected intensive care admission, cardiac arrest or death...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385419/vital-signs-and-other-observations-used-to-detect-deterioration-in-pregnant-women-an-analysis-of-vital-sign-charts-in-consultant-led-uk-maternity-units
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G B Smith, R Isaacs, L Andrews, M Y K Wee, E van Teijlingen, D E Bick, V Hundley
BACKGROUND: Obstetric early warning systems are recommended for monitoring hospitalised pregnant and postnatal women. We decided to compare: (i) vital sign values used to define physiological normality; (ii) symptoms and signs used to escalate care; (iii) type of chart used; and (iv) presence of explicit instructions for escalating care. METHODS: One hundred and twenty obstetric early warning charts and escalation protocols were obtained from consultant-led maternity units in the UK and Channel Islands...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351424/variables-associated-with-unplanned-general-adult-icu-admission-in-hospitalised-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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James Malycha, Tim Bonnici, Katarina Sebekova, Tatjana Petrinic, Duncan Young, Peter Watkinson
BACKGROUND: Failure to promptly identify deterioration in hospitalised patients is associated with delayed admission to intensive care units (ICUs) and poor outcomes. Existing vital sign-based Early Warning Score (EWS) algorithms do not have a sufficiently high positive predictive value to be used for automated activation of an ICU outreach team. Incorporating additional patient data might improve the predictive power of EWS algorithms; however, it is currently not known which patient data (or variables) are most predictive of ICU admission...
March 28, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351349/development-and-validation-of-the-efficacy-safety-score-ess-a-novel-tool-for-postoperative-patient-management
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Erlend Skraastad, Johan Ræder, Vegard Dahl, Lars J Bjertnæs, Vladimir Kuklin
BACKGROUND: Several reports have shown that postoperative monitoring of general safety and quality issues, including pain treatment, after discharge from recovery is often non-systematic and inadequate. We suggest a new score with assessment of key recovery parameters, as a supportive tool for postoperative care and a call-out algorithm for need of extra help. The aim of this investigation was to validate the score. METHODS: After suggesting a prototype score from a pilot study in 182 postoperative patients, we performed a Delphi process by using international experts to create consensus on the final score contents and called the revised tool the Efficacy Safety Score (ESS)...
March 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339626/a-ward-based-time-study-of-paper-and-electronic-documentation-for-recording-vital-sign-observations
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David Wong, Timothy Bonnici, Julia Knight, Stephen Gerry, James Turton, Peter Watkinson
Objective: To investigate time differences in recording observations and an early warning score using traditional paper charts and a novel e-Obs system in clinical practice. Methods: Researchers observed the process of recording observations and early warning scores across 3 wards in 2 university teaching hospitals immediately before and after introduction of the e-Obs system. The process of recording observations included both measurement and documentation of vital signs...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320425/patient-compliance-with-touchdown-weight-bearing-after-microfracture-treatment-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
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Gökhan Polat, Gökhan Karademir, Ekin Akalan, Mehmet Aşık, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing (without supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the foot to the ground to maintain balance to protect the affected side from mechanical loading) postoperative rehabilitation protocol after treatment of talar osteochondral lesion (TOL). METHODS: Fourteen patients, who had been treated with arthroscopic debridement and microfracture, were followed prospectively...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318891/lessons-from-a-national-audit-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-summary-of-the-ncepod-report-treat-the-cause
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D A O'Reilly, S J McPherson, M T Sinclair, N Smith
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) is an independent organisation whose remit is to review the quality of medical and surgical care provided in the United Kingdom. We undertook a review into the care provided to patients treated for acute pancreatitis during a 6 month study period between 1st January and 30th June 2014. This included assessment of care at an organisational level, clinical level within hospitals and external peer review. From a random sample, 712 patients underwent hospital clinician review and 418 patients had external peer review...
February 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296456/improving-patient-safety-through-the-use-of-nursing-surveillance
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Karen K Giuliano
Surveillance and monitoring each represent a distinct process in patient care. Monitoring involves observation, measurement, and recording of physiological parameters, while surveillance is a systematic, goal-directed process based on early detection of signs of change, interpretation of the clinical implications of such changes, and initiation of rapid, appropriate interventions. Through use of an illustrative clinical example based on Early Warning System scoring and rapid response teams, this article seeks to distinguish between nurse monitoring and surveillance to demonstrate the impact of surveillance on improving both care processes and patient care...
February 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292743/-the-score-matters-wide-variations-in-predictive-performance-of-18-paediatric-track-and-trigger-systems
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Susan M Chapman, Jo Wray, Kate Oulton, Christina Pagel, Samiran Ray, Mark J Peters
OBJECTIVE: To compare the predictive performance of 18 paediatric early warning systems (PEWS) in predicting critical deterioration. DESIGN: Retrospective case-controlled study. PEWS values were calculated from existing clinical data, and the area under the receiver operator characteristic curve (AUROC) compared. SETTING: UK tertiary referral children's hospital. PATIENTS: Patients without a 'do not attempt resuscitation' order admitted between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277766/impact-of-implementation-of-the-national-early-warning-score-on-patients-and-staff
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Scott Farenden, David Gamble, John Welch
The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) has been criticized for increasing workload and decreasing attention to signs of deterioration. This study highlighted the significant mortality of ward patients referred to critical care, and showed that the NEWS identified high-risk patients without increasing workload or worsening outcomes.
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276182/application-of-the-national-early-warning-score-news-as-a-stratification-tool-on-admission-in-an-italian-acute-medical-ward-a-perspective-study
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Walter Spagnolli, Marta Rigoni, Emanuele Torri, Susanna Cozzio, Elisa Vettorato, Giandomenico Nollo
AIM: We aimed to assess the performance of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) as tool for patient risk stratification at admission in an acute Internal Medicine ward and to ensure patient placement in ward areas with the required and most appropriate intensity of care. As secondary objective, we considered NEWS performance in two subgroups of patients: sudden cardiac events (acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmic events), and chronic respiratory insufficiency. METHODS: We conducted a perspective cohort single centre study on 2,677 unselected patients consecutively admitted from July 2013 to March 2015 in the Internal Medicine ward of the hospital of Trento, Italy...
March 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268838/visualizing-patient-journals-by-combining-vital-signs-monitoring-and-natural-language-processing
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Adnan Vilic, John Asger Petersen, Karsten Hoppe, Helge B D Sorensen
This paper presents a data-driven approach to graphically presenting text-based patient journals while still maintaining all textual information. The system first creates a timeline representation of a patients' physiological condition during an admission, which is assessed by electronically monitoring vital signs and then combining these into Early Warning Scores (EWS). Hereafter, techniques from Natural Language Processing (NLP) are applied on the existing patient journal to extract all entries. Finally, the two methods are combined into an interactive timeline featuring the ability to see drastic changes in the patients' health, and thereby enabling staff to see where in the journal critical events have taken place...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263988/dengue-baidu-search-index-data-can-improve-the-prediction-of-local-dengue-epidemic-a-case-study-in-guangzhou-china
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Zhihao Li, Tao Liu, Guanghu Zhu, Hualiang Lin, Yonghui Zhang, Jianfeng He, Aiping Deng, Zhiqiang Peng, Jianpeng Xiao, Shannon Rutherford, Runsheng Xie, Weilin Zeng, Xing Li, Wenjun Ma
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever (DF) in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China is an important public health issue. The problem was highlighted in 2014 by a large, unprecedented outbreak. In order to respond in a more timely manner and hence better control such potential outbreaks in the future, this study develops an early warning model that integrates internet-based query data into traditional surveillance data. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A Dengue Baidu Search Index (DBSI) was collected from the Baidu website for developing a predictive model of dengue fever in combination with meteorological and demographic factors...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244298/differences-in-the-clinical-characteristics-of-rapid-response-system-activation-in-patients-admitted-to-medical-or-surgical-services
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Yeon Joo Lee, Dong Seon Lee, Hyunju Min, Yun Young Choi, Eun Young Lee, Inae Song, Yeonyee E Yoon, Jin Won Kim, Jong Sun Park, Young Jae Cho, Jae Hyuk Lee, Jung Won Suh, You Hwan Jo, Kyuseok Kim, Sangheon Park
Variability in rapid response system (RRS) characteristics based on the admitted wards is unknown. We aimed to compare differences in the clinical characteristics of RRS activation between patients admitted to medical versus surgical services. We reviewed patients admitted to the hospital who were detected by the RRS from October 2012 to February 2014 at a tertiary care academic hospital. We compared the triggers for RRS activation, interventions performed, and outcomes of the 2 patient groups. The RRS was activated for 460 patients, and the activation rate was almost 2...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238106/a-critical-assessment-of-early-warning-score-records-in-168-000-patients
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Niels Egholm Pedersen, Lars Simon Rasmussen, John Asger Petersen, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Doris Østergaard, Anne Lippert
The national early warning score (NEWS) is recommended to detect deterioration in hospitalised patients. In 2013, a NEWS-based system was introduced in a hospital service with over 250,000 annual admissions, generating large amounts of NEWS data. The quality of such data has not been described. We critically assessed NEWS data recorded over 12 months. This observational study included NEWS records from adult inpatients hospitalized in the Capital Region of Denmark during 2014. Physiological variables and the use of supplementary oxygen (NEWS variables) were recorded...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232377/using-quality-improvement-to-introduce-and-standardize-the-national-early-warning-score-news-for-adult-inpatients-at-a-children-s-hospital
#19
Erin E Conway-Habes, Brian F Herbst, Lori A Herbst, Benjamin Kinnear, Kristen Timmons, Deborah Horewitz, Rachel Falgout, Jennifer K O'Toole, Michael Vossmeyer
INTRODUCTION: The population of adults with childhood-onset chronic illness is growing across children's hospitals and constitutes a high risk population. National Early Warning Score (NEWS) is among the most recently validated adult early warning scores (EWSs) for early recognition of and response to clinical deterioration. Our aim was to implement and standardize NEWS scoring in 80% of patients age 21 and older admitted to a children's hospital. METHODS: Our intervention was tested on a single unit of our children's hospital...
February 23, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230653/suicides-by-jumping-off-istanbul-bridges-linking-asia-and-europe
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Ayşe Yurtseven, İbrahim Üzün, Murat Nihat Arslan
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the injury spectrum and characteristics of people who committed suicide by jumping into water from the July 15th Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS: This study included all of the jumpers from the July 15th Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge who were autopsied by the Council of Forensic Medicine, Istanbul Morgue Department, between 2000 and 2013. All of the data were collected from archived case files...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
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