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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551926/-the-failure-modes-and-effects-analysis-facilitates-a-safe-time-and-money-saving-open-access-colonoscopy-service
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Rachel Gingold-Belfer, Yaron Niv, Nehama Horev, Shuli Gross, Nadav Sahar, Ram Dickman
BACKGROUND: Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is used for the identification of potential risks in health care processes. We used a specific FMEA - based form for direct referral for colonoscopy and assessed it for procedurerelated perforations. METHODS: Ten experts in endoscopy evaluated and computed the entire referral process, modes of preparation for the endoscopic procedure, the endoscopic procedure itself and the discharge process. We used FMEA assessing for likelihood of occurrence, detection and severity and calculated the risk profile number (RPN) for each of the above points...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551909/-dermatological-diseases-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients-in-the-galilee-medical-center-comparison-between-two-age-groups
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Maayan Lahav Sher, Orly Yakir, Ora Bitterman-Deutsch
INTRODUCTION: Although dermatologic conditions bring relatively few people to the Emergency Department, hospitalized patients, especially older people, often suffer from skin problems that contribute to their morbidity. AIMS: We wanted to identify the frequency, clinical course, treatment and influence on hospitalization of dermatologic conditions in patients hospitalized in internal and geriatric departments in Galilee Medical Center. We concentrated on two groups of adults, aged 40-65 years (adult group) and above 65 years (elderly group), in order to understand differences in the cause of referral, type of diagnosis and mode of treatment...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551723/national-variation-in-the-composition-of-rheumatology-multidisciplinary-teams-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mwidimi Ndosi, Rachel Ferguson, Michael R Backhouse, Lindsay Bearne, Phillip Ainsworth, Alan Roach, Elaine Dennison, Lindsey Cherry
The objective of this study is to describe the composition of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) working within rheumatology departments across the UK. All rheumatology departments in the United Kingdom (UK) were invited to participate in a national electronic survey between February 2014 and April 2015 as a part of a national audit for the management of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. Rheumatology departments were asked to report their MDT composition; defined as a rheumatologist (consultant or specialist trainee), specialist nurse, occupational therapist physiotherapist, and podiatrist...
May 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551709/the-validity-of-a-new-structured-assessment-of-gastrointestinal-symptoms-scale-sagis-for-evaluating-symptoms-in-the-clinical-setting
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N A Koloski, M Jones, J Hammer, M von Wulffen, A Shah, H Hoelz, M Kutuyla, D Burger, N Martin, S R Gurusamy, N J Talley, G Holtmann
BACKGROUND: The clinical assessments of patients with gastrointestinal symptoms can be time-consuming, and the symptoms captured during the consultation may be influenced by a variety of patient and non-patient factors. To facilitate standardized symptom assessment in the routine clinical setting, we developed the Structured Assessment of Gastrointestinal Symptom (SAGIS) instrument to precisely characterize symptoms in a routine clinical setting. AIMS: We aimed to validate SAGIS including its reliability, construct and discriminant validity, and utility in the clinical setting...
May 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551009/impact-of-a-multimedia-support-on-the-understanding-of-medical-information-by-hearing-impaired-patients-before-cochlear-implantation
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C-E Rouf, E Lescanne, A Villeneuve, K Reffet, S Kim, D Bakhos
INTRODUCTION: The medical information provided in medical consultations is exhaustive but poorly assimilated by patients and relatives. Hearing loss seems to be a further obstacle. The main objective of this study was to compare medical information about cochlear implantation delivered in oral and written form ("standard" group) versus oral, written and digital form ("multimedia" group). The secondary objective was to assess hearing loss as a negative factor for understanding medical information, by comparing understanding in patients with unilateral versus bilateral profound hearing loss...
May 24, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550995/experiences-practices-and-barriers-to-accessing-health-information-a-qualitative-study
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Arabella Scantlebury, Alison Booth, Bec Hanley
BACKGROUND: With technology advancements making vast amounts of health information available whenever and wherever it is required, there is a growing need to understand how this information is being accessed and used. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore patients/public and health professionals' experiences, practices and preferences for accessing health information. METHODS: Focus groups were conducted with 35 healthcare professionals (31 nurses and 4 allied health professionals) and 14 patients/members of the public...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550702/listening-to-improve-transforming-patient-relations-measurement-and-reporting-in-ontario
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Patricia Sullivan-Taylor, Rachel Frohlich, Anita Singh, Anna Greenberg
Effective patient relations are important to improve patient experience and deliver better care. Policy and legislative changes in Ontario have increased accountabilities for patient relations and expanded Health Quality Ontario (HQO)'s mandate. In response, HQO collaborated with patients, health sector organizations, associations and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to co-design a patient relations measurement and reporting approach. Informed by an environmental scan, broad consultations, a multi-sector survey and a provincial advisory group, the approach includes standardized patient relations indicators to support measurement and public reporting across the hospital, home and long-term care sectors...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549568/using-visual-analytics-for-presenting-comparative-information-on-new-drugs
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Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Hélène Berthelot, Madeleine Favre, Adrien Ugon, Catherine Duclos, Alain Venot
OBJECTIVE: When a new drug is marketed, physicians must decide whether they will consider it for their future practice. However, information about new drugs can be biased or hard to find. In this work, our objective was to study whether visual analytics could be used for comparing drug properties such as contraindications and adverse effects, and whether this visual comparison can help physicians to forge their own well-founded opinions about a new drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, an ontology for comparative drug information was designed, based on the expectations expressed during focus groups comprised of physicians...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549464/is-the-delivery-of-a-quality-improvement-education-programme-in-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-for-final-year-medical-students-feasible-and-still-effective-in-a-shortened-time-frame
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Bridget Kool, Michelle R Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony, Susan Wells
BACKGROUND: Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory and skills in Year 5 teaching, and the opportunity to put this into practice during an Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) clinical attachment in Year 6. In 2015, a revised medical school curriculum at the university resulted in a planned reduction of the O&G attachment from five weeks to four, necessitating revision of the Year 6 Quality Improvement (QI) project...
May 26, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549460/learning-to-use-electronic-health-records-can-we-stay-patient-centered-a-pre-post-intervention-study-with-family-medicine-residents
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Cédric Lanier, Melissa Dominicé Dao, Patricia Hudelson, Bernard Cerutti, Noëlle Junod Perron
BACKGROUND: The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is now widely used in clinical encounters. Because its use can negatively impact the physician-patient relationship, several recommendations on the "patient-centered" use of the EHR have been published. However, the impact of training to improve EHR use during clinical encounters is not well known. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of training on residents' EHR-related communication skills and explore whether they varied according to the content of the consultation...
May 26, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549416/management-of-intra-operative-acute-pulmonary-embolism-during-general-anesthesia-a-case-report
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Yuanyuan Mao, Shuai Wen, Gezi Chen, Wei Zhang, Yanqiu Ai, Jingjing Yuan
BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) can be life-threatening. Early detection is even more difficult for patients under general anesthesia as common symptoms are not available and the pathophysiological course of intra-operative APE is influenced by procedures of surgery and anesthesia, which makes patients under general anesthesia a distinctive group. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of APE during orthopedic surgery under general anesthesia. A 64-year-old female with atrial fibrillation and surgical history of varicosity underwent total right hip replacement surgery under general anesthesia...
May 26, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546644/engaging-gatekeepers-optimizing-decision-making-and-mitigating-bias-design-specifications-for-systemic-diversity-interventions
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Claartje J Vinkenburg
In this contribution to the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Special Issue on Understanding Diversity Dynamics in Systems: Social Equality as an Organization Change Issue, I develop and describe design specifications for systemic diversity interventions in upward mobility career systems, aimed at optimizing decision making through mitigating bias by engaging gatekeepers. These interventions address the paradox of meritocracy that underlies the surprising lack of diversity at the top of the career pyramid in these systems...
June 2017: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546269/towards-an-expert-consensus-to-delineate-a-clinical-syndrome-of-chronic-breathlessness
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Miriam J Johnson, Janelle Yorke, John Hansen-Flaschen, Robert Lansing, Magnus Ekström, Thomas Similowski, David C Currow
Breathlessness that persists despite treatment for the underlying conditions is debilitating. Identifying this discrete entity as a clinical syndrome should raise awareness amongst patients, clinicians, service providers, researchers and research funders.Using the Delphi method, questions and statements were generated via expert group consultations and one-to-one interviews (n=17). These were subsequently circulated in three survey rounds (n=34, n=25, n=31) to an extended international group from various settings (clinical and laboratory; hospital, hospice and community) and working within the basic sciences and clinical specialties...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545402/regional-variations-of-perceived-problems-in-ambulatory-care-from-the-perspective-of-general-practitioners-and-their-patients-an-exploratory-focus-group-study-in-urban-and-rural-regions-of-northern-germany
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H Hansen, N J Pohontsch, L Bole, I Schäfer, M Scherer
BACKGROUND: Patients from rural and urban regions should have equitable access to health care. In Germany, the physician-patient-ratio and the supply of medical services vary greatly between urban and rural areas. The aim of our study was to explore the regional variations of the perceived health care problems in ambulatory care from the perspective of affected professionals and laypersons i.e. general practitioners and their patients. METHODS: We conducted 27 focus groups with general practitioners (n = 65) and patients (n = 145) from urban areas, environs and rural areas in northern Germany...
May 25, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544056/exploring-the-knowledge-attitudes-and-needs-of-advance-care-planning-in-older-chinese-australians
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S S Yap, K Chen, K M Detering, S A Fraser
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence the engagement of Chinese-Australians with advance care planning (ACP). BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of ACP there is a low prevalence of ACP in the Chinese-Australian community. Reasons for this are often cited as cultural considerations and taboos surrounding future medical planning and death, however, other logistical factors may also be important. DESIGN: This qualitative study used a thematic analysis grounded theory approach to explore facilitators and barriers to engagement in ACP...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544019/let-s-talk-period-preliminary-results-of-an-online-bleeding-awareness-knowledge-translation-project-and-bleeding-assessment-tool-promoted-on-social-media
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E Reynen, J Grabell, A K Ellis, P James
INTRODUCTION: Undiagnosed bleeding disorders are common and can pose significant health risks, especially for women. Recently, a self-administered bleeding assessment tool (Self-BAT) was validated in von Willebrand disease. AIM: To increase awareness of undiagnosed bleeding disorders through the use of an informational website (http://letstalkperiod.ca) targeted at women in their reproductive years. METHODS: The Let's Talk Period website was built in consultation with a medical communications company and focus groups of women, with the aim of clearly presenting key messages around menstrual bleeding...
May 24, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543269/building-expert-agreement-on-the-importance-and-feasibility-of-workplace-health-promotion-interventions-for-nurses-and-midwives-a-modified-delphi-consultation
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Lin Perry, Rachel Nicholls, Christine Duffield, Robyn Gallagher
AIM: To use a Delphi panel to determine the relative importance and feasibility of workplace health promotion interventions to promote and support the health of the Australian nursing and midwifery workforce BACKGROUND: The nursing workforce experiences rates of ill health above that of other workforces yet there is little investment in workplace health promotion. DESIGN: The study used a modified Delphi design conducted between September - November 2015. METHODS: Eleven of 19 purposively selected expert panellists discussed, rated and provided feedback through two rounds of an electronic questionnaire about the relative importance and feasibility of 46 workplace health promotion interventions and processes for nurses and midwives...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542525/women-s-role-in-sanitation-decision-making-in-rural-coastal-odisha-india
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Parimita Routray, Belen Torondel, Thomas Clasen, Wolf-Peter Schmidt
BACKGROUND: While women and girls face special risks from lack of access to sanitation facilities, their ability to participate and influence household-level sanitation is not well understood. This paper examines the association between women's decision-making autonomy and latrine construction in rural areas of Odisha, India. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-method study among rural households in Puri district. This included a cross sectional survey among 475 randomly selected households...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542378/familial-breast-cancer-genetic-counseling-over-time-including-patients%C3%A2-expectations-and-initiators-considering-the-angelina-jolie-effect
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Christina Evers, Christine Fischer, Nicola Dikow, Sarah Schott
PURPOSE: The German Consortium for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer (GC-HBOC) aims for nationwide access to professional, individualized yet structured care for families at high risk. The identification of such families remains key for optimal care. Our study evaluates counselees' characteristics, referral practices, expectations and motivations in respect to their first genetic consultation. The impact of the Angelina Jolie Effect (AJE) was prospectively assessed. METHODS: All counselees could participate through a questionnaire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542270/prevalence-of-cough-throughout-childhood-a-cohort-study
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Maja Jurca, Alban Ramette, Cristian M Dogaru, Myrofora Goutaki, Ben D Spycher, Philipp Latzin, Erol A Gaillard, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Cough in children is a common reason for medical consultations and affects quality of life. There are little population-based data on the epidemiology of recurrent cough in children and how this varies by age and sex, or between children with and without wheeze. We determined the prevalence of cough throughout childhood, comparing several standardised cough questions. We did this for the entire population and separately for girls and boys, and for children with and without wheeze...
2017: PloS One
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