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#1
Jackie H Jones, Linda A Treiber
Any error made in health care can cause the health care provider to become a second victim. There are many initiatives, tools, and instruments designed to support second victims after an error has been made. The role that nursing education can play in preventing nurses from becoming second victims has not been well explored. This article presents a study designed to investigate perceptions of recent BSN graduates about preparation for medication administration, medication error, and their personal experience with error making and second victimhood...
August 16, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816851/clinical-practice-guideline-safe-medication-use-in-the-icu
#2
Sandra L Kane-Gill, Joseph F Dasta, Mitchell S Buckley, Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Michael Liu, Henry Cohen, Elisabeth L George, Anne S Pohlman, Swati Agarwal, Elizabeth A Henneman, Sharon M Bejian, Sean M Berenholtz, Jodie L Pepin, Mathew C Scanlon, Brian S Smith
OBJECTIVE: To provide ICU clinicians with evidence-based guidance on safe medication use practices for the critically ill. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, Scopus, and ISI Web of Science for relevant material to December 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Based on three key components: 1) environment and patients, 2) the medication use process, and 3) the patient safety surveillance system...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815800/a-method-for-data-driven-exploration-to-pinpoint-key-features-in-medical-data-and-facilitate-expert-review
#3
Kristina Juhlin, Kristina Star, G Niklas Norén
PURPOSE: To develop a method for data-driven exploration in pharmacovigilance and illustrate its use by identifying the key features of individual case safety reports related to medication errors. METHODS: We propose vigiPoint, a method that contrasts the relative frequency of covariate values in a data subset of interest to those within one or more comparators, utilizing odds ratios with adaptive statistical shrinkage. Nested analyses identify higher order patterns, and permutation analysis is employed to protect against chance findings...
August 16, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815466/medical-students-perceptions-of-a%C3%A2-novel-institutional-incident-reporting-system-a%C3%A2-thematic-analysis
#4
Morris Gordon, Dillan Parakh
BACKGROUND: Errors in healthcare are a major patient safety issue, with incident reporting a key solution. The incident reporting system has been integrated within a new medical curriculum, encouraging medical students to take part in this key safety process. The aim of this study was to describe the system and assess how students perceived the reporting system with regards to its role in enhancing safety. METHODS: Employing a thematic analysis, this study used interviews with medical students at the end of the first year...
August 16, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815132/precision-diagnosis-of-melanoma-and-other-skin-lesions-from-digital-images
#5
Abhishek Bhattacharya, Albert Young, Andrew Wong, Simone Stalling, Maria Wei, Dexter Hadley
Melanoma will affect an estimated 73,000 new cases this year and result in 9,000 deaths, yet precise diagnosis remains a serious problem. Without early detection and preventative care, melanoma can quickly spread to become fatal (Stage IV 5-year survival rate is 20-10%) from a once localized skin lesion (Stage IA 5- year survival rate is 97%). There is no biomarker for melanoma in clinical use, and the current diagnostic criteria for skin lesions remains subjective and imprecise. Accurate diagnosis of melanoma relies on a histopathologic gold standard; thus, aggressive excision of melanocytic skin lesions has been the mainstay of treatment...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815116/reducing-clinical-noise-for-body-mass-index-measures-due-to-unit-and-transcription-errors-in-the-electronic-health-record
#6
Robert Goodloe, Eric Farber-Eger, Jonathan Boston, Dana C Crawford, William S Bush
Body mass index (BMI) is an important outcome and covariate adjustment for many clinical association studies. Accurate assessment of BMI, therefore, is a critical part of many study designs. Electronic health records (EHRs) are a growing source of clinical data for research purposes, and have proven useful for identifying and replicating genetic associations. EHR-based data collected for clinical and billing purposes have several unique properties, including a high degree of heterogeneity or "clinical noise...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812538/development-of-pathogenicity-predictors-specific-for-variants-that-do-not-comply-with-clinical-guidelines-for-the-use-of-computational-evidence
#7
Elena Álvarez de la Campa, Natàlia Padilla, Xavier de la Cruz
BACKGROUND: Strict guidelines delimit the use of computational information in the clinical setting, due to the still moderate accuracy of in silico tools. These guidelines indicate that several tools should always be used and that full coincidence between them is required if we want to consider their results as supporting evidence in medical decision processes. Application of this simple rule certainly decreases the error rate of in silico pathogenicity assignments. However, when predictors disagree this rule results in the rejection of potentially valuable information for a number of variants...
August 11, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812323/a-comparison-of-methods-for-estimating-the-temporal-change-in-a-continuous-variable-example-of-hba1c-in-patients-with-diabetes
#8
Therese Sheppard, Robyn Tamblyn, Michal Abrahamowicz, Mark Lunt, Matthew Sperrin, William G Dixon
PURPOSE: To compare the more complex technique, functional principal component analysis (FPCA), to simpler methods of estimating values of sparse and irregularly spaced continuous variables at given time points in longitudinal data using a diabetic patient cohort from UK primary care. METHODS: The setting for this study is the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), a UK general practice research database. For 16,034 diabetic patients identified in CPRD, with at least 2 measures in a 30-month period, HbA1c was estimated after temporarily omitting (i) the final and (ii) middle known values using linear interpolation, simple linear regression, arithmetic mean, random effects, and FPCA...
August 15, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811565/iss-pc-identifying-splicing-sites-via-physical-chemical-properties-using-deep-sparse-auto-encoder
#9
Zhao-Chun Xu, Peng Wang, Wang-Ren Qiu, Xuan Xiao
Gene splicing is one of the most significant biological processes in eukaryotic gene expression, such as RNA splicing, which can cause a pre-mRNA to produce one or more mature messenger RNAs containing the coded information with multiple biological functions. Thus, identifying splicing sites in DNA/RNA sequences is significant for both the bio-medical research and the discovery of new drugs. However, it is expensive and time consuming based only on experimental technique, so new computational methods are needed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810130/the-cost-of-adherence-mismeasurement-in-serious-mental-illness-a-claims-based-analysis
#10
Jason Shafrin, Felicia Forma, Ethan Scherer, Ainslie Hatch, Edward Vytlacil, Darius Lakdawalla
OBJECTIVES: To quantify how adherence mismeasurement affects the estimated impact of adherence on inpatient costs among patients with serious mental illness (SMI). STUDY DESIGN: Proportion of days covered (PDC) is a common claims-based measure of medication adherence. Because PDC does not measure medication ingestion, however, it may inaccurately measure adherence. We derived a formula to correct the bias that occurs in adherence-utilization studies resulting from errors in claims-based measures of adherence...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809188/clinical-supervision-of-interns-understanding-the-view-of-interns-and-the-potential-of-ict-to-deliver-supervision-for-safer-patient-care
#11
Kwang Chien Yee, Angela Madden, Rosie Nash, Michael Connolly
Clinical communication and clinical supervision of junior healthcare professionals are identified as the two most common preventable factors to reduce medical errors. While multiple strategies have been implemented to improve clinical communication, clinical supervision has not attracted as much attention. This is in part due to the lack of understanding of clinical supervision. Furthermore, there is a lack of exploration of information communication technology (ICT) in assisting the delivery of clinical supervision from the perspective of users (i...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808959/deaths-from-medicines-a-systematic-analysis-of-coroners-reports-to-prevent-future-deaths
#12
Robin E Ferner, Craig Easton, Anthony R Cox
INTRODUCTION: Since legislation in 2009, coroners in England and Wales must make reports in cases where they believe it is possible to prevent future deaths. We categorised the reports and examined whether they could reveal preventable medication errors or novel adverse drug reactions. METHODS: We examined 500 coroners' reports by pre-defined criteria to identify those in which medicines played a part, and to collect information on coroners' concerns. RESULTS: We identified 99 reports (100 deaths) in which medicines or a part of the medication process or both were mentioned...
August 14, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805068/medication-errors-and-trainees-advice-for-learners-and-organizations
#13
James S Wheeler, Rosemary Duncan, Kenneth Hohmeier
Limited information exists regarding medication errors and trainees (students or residents). Yet during the experiential education component of their training, learners are expected to assume significant responsibilities in the medication use process. This commentary addresses both trainees and organization leaders on medication safety practices and the incorporation of learners into the organization's medication safety culture.
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802344/creating-a-highly-reliable-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-through-safer-systems-of-care
#14
REVIEW
Patoula G Panagos, Stephen A Pearlman
Neonates requiring intensive care are at high risk for medical errors due to their unique characteristics and high acuity. Designing a safer work environment begins with safe processes. Creating a culture of safety demands the involvement of all organizational levels and an interdisciplinary approach. Adverse events can result from suboptimal communication and lack of a shared mental model. This chapter describes tools to promote better patient safety in the NICU through monitoring adverse events, improving communication and using information technology...
September 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801817/contour-segmentation-of-the-intima-media-and-adventitia-layers-in-intracoronary-oct-images-application-to-fully-automatic-detection-of-healthy-wall-regions
#15
Guillaume Zahnd, Ayla Hoogendoorn, Nicolas Combaret, Antonios Karanasos, Emilie Péry, Laurent Sarry, Pascal Motreff, Wiro Niessen, Evelyn Regar, Gijs van Soest, Frank Gijsen, Theo van Walsum
PURPOSE: Quantitative and automatic analysis of intracoronary optical coherence tomography images is useful and time-saving to assess cardiovascular risk in the clinical arena. METHODS: First, the interfaces of the intima, media, and adventitia layers are segmented, by means of an original front propagation scheme, running in a 4D multi-parametric space, to simultaneously extract three non-crossing contours in the initial cross-sectional image. Second, information resulting from the tentative contours is exploited by a machine learning approach to identify healthy and diseased regions of the arterial wall...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800838/noncompliance-with-surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-guidelines-a-jordanian-experience-in-cesarean-deliveries
#16
Mariam Hantash Abdel Jalil, Khawla Abu Hammour, Mervat Alsous, Rand Hadadden, Wedad Awad, Faris Bakri, Kamil Fram
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections are common, especially in developing countries. Nevertheless, up to 60% of surgical site infections can be prevented with appropriate perioperative care, which includes among other measures using suitable surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP). METHODS: After a short interview with patients and retrospective review of medical charts, compliance with 6 SAP parameters was assessed for appropriateness; those parameters are indication, choice, dose, time of administration, intraoperative redosing interval, and duration of prophylaxis in 1,173 operations...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800287/measuring-and-establishing-the-accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-3d-printed-medical-models
#17
Elizabeth George, Peter Liacouras, Frank J Rybicki, Dimitrios Mitsouras
Despite the rapid growth of three-dimensional (3D) printing applications in medicine, the accuracy and reproducibility of 3D printed medical models have not been thoroughly investigated. Although current technologies enable 3D models to be created with accuracy within the limits of clinical imaging spatial resolutions, this is not always achieved in practice. Inaccuracies are due to errors that occur during the imaging, segmentation, postprocessing, and 3D printing steps. Radiologists' understanding of the factors that influence 3D printed model accuracy and the metrics used to measure this accuracy is key in directing appropriate practices and establishing reference standards and validation procedures...
August 11, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796637/the-use-of-error-and-uncertainty-methods-in-the-medical-laboratory
#18
Wytze P Oosterhuis, Hassan Bayat, David Armbruster, Abdurrahman Coskun, Kathleen P Freeman, Anders Kallner, David Koch, Finlay Mackenzie, Gabriel Migliarino, Matthias Orth, Sverre Sandberg, Marit S Sylte, Sten Westgard, Elvar Theodorsson
Error methods - compared with uncertainty methods - offer simpler, more intuitive and practical procedures for calculating measurement uncertainty and conducting quality assurance in laboratory medicine. However, uncertainty methods are preferred in other fields of science as reflected by the guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement. When laboratory results are used for supporting medical diagnoses, the total uncertainty consists only partially of analytical variation. Biological variation, pre- and postanalytical variation all need to be included...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796560/facial-emotion-decoding-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Marco De Risi, Giancarlo Di Gennaro, Angelo Picardi, Sara Casciato, Liliana G Grammaldo, Alfredo D'Aniello, Deborah Lanni, Stefano Meletti, Nicola Modugno
PURPOSE: In line with the growing attention on non-motor symptoms and disturbance of affective and emotional processing in Parkinson's disease, we aimed to study different aspects of facial emotion expression evaluation in a group of PD without cognitive decline in treatment with common antiparkinsonian drugs, matched for sex, age, and education with healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 30 patients (13 male; mean age: 63.3±6.7; mean age of disease onset: 56...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796426/vitamin-d-levels-in-smith-lemli-opitz-syndrome
#20
Miyad Movassaghi, Simona Bianconi, Richard Feinn, Christopher A Wassif, Forbes D Porter
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome (SLOS) is an autosomal recessive congenital malformation syndrome caused by mutations in the 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase gene. This inborn error of cholesterol synthesis leads to elevated concentrations of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC). 7-DHC also serves as the precursor for vitamin D synthesis. Limited data is available on vitamin D levels in individuals with SLOS. Due to elevated concentrations of 7-DHC, we hypothesized that vitamin D status would be abnormal and possibly reach toxic levels in patients with SLOS...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
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