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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530771/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-levels-correlate-with-an-infection-in-trauma-patients
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Young Duck Cho, Sung Hyuk Choi, Jung Youn Kim, Sung Jun Park, Young Hoon Yoon, Han Jin Cho, Ji Won Yeom
BACKGROUND: The role of migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is best understood in septic shock and septic disease; however, the role of MIF in a secondary infection after trauma has not yet been completely studied. This study aimed to evaluate the role of MIF in trauma patients. METHODS: The patients in the study population were divided into two groups according to the results of their MIF levels. The initial MIF levels, trauma mechanism, revised trauma score, survival rate, length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU), level of leukocytes, and level of C-reactive protein (CRP) were compared between the groups...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530520/cardiovascular-disease-and-gout-real-world-experience-evaluating-patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-health-care-utilization
#2
Michael H Pillinger, Sripal Bangalore, Alyssa B Klein, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
BACKGROUND: Gout, hyperuricemia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prevalent conditions in the United States, and while they share common risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, relatively little is known about what patient and disease characteristics may link CVD with hyperuricemia and gout and how the presence of both diseases affects management decisions differently than for patients with gout alone. OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in patient characteristics, patterns of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) use, and gout control in gout patients with and without cardiovascular comorbidity...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530457/-patient-turnover-in-a-multidisciplinary-emergency-department
#3
Csaba Varga, Zsuzsanna Lelovics, Viktor Soós, Tibor Oláh
INTRODUCTION: More than twenty emergency departments were opened across Hungary in the past years. Data deficiency on patient flow, trends and lack of knowledge of indicators could raise numerous logistical and organisational problems. AIM: Collection, analysis and provision of data to facilitate successful operations of emergency medical care services. METHOD: During a three-year period investigated, at the multidisciplinary Emergency Department of "Moritz Kaposi" Teaching Hospital, data on patient flow (n = 106,203), epidemiology, triage and international classification of diseases were analysed...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508742/caep-2016-academic-symposium-how-to-have-an-impact-as-an-emergency-medicine-educator-and-scholar
#4
Jason R Frank, Warren J Cheung, Jonathan Sherbino, Robert Primavesi, Robert A Woods, Glen Bandiera, Constance LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: In a time of major medical education transformation, emergency medicine (EM) needs to nurture education scholars who will influence EM education practice. However, the essential ingredients to ensure a career with impact in EM education are not clear. OBJECTIVE: To describe how to prepare EM educators for a high-impact career. METHODS: The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Academic Section commissioned an "Education Impact" working group (IWG) to guide the creation of consensus recommendations from the EM community...
May 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508741/caep-2016-academic-symposium-on-education-scholarship-training-our-future-clinician-educators-in-emergency-medicine
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Robert A Woods, Jennifer D Artz, Benoit Carrière, Simon Field, James Huffman, Sandy L Dong, Farhan Bhanji, Stella Yiu, Sheila Smith, Rose Mengual, Chris Hicks, Jason Frank
OBJECTIVE: To develop consensus recommendations for training future clinician educators (CEs) in emergency medicine (EM). METHODS: A panel of EM education leaders was assembled from across Canada and met regularly by teleconference over the course of 1 year. Recommendations for CE training were drafted based on the panel's experience, a literature review, and a survey of current and past EM education leaders in Canada. Feedback was sought from attendees at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) annual academic symposium...
May 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506546/a-model-for-electronic-handoff-between-the-emergency-department-and-inpatient-units
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Leon D Sanchez, David T Chiu, Larry Nathanson, Steve Horng, Richard E Wolfe, Mark L Zeidel, Kirsten Boyd, Carrie Tibbles, Shelley Calder, Jane Dufresne, Julius J Yang
BACKGROUND: Patient handoffs between units can introduce risk and time delays. Verbal communication is the most common mode of handoff, but requires coordination between different parties. OBJECTIVE: We present an asynchronous patient handoff process supported by a structured electronic signout for admissions from the emergency department (ED) to the inpatient medicine service. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients admitted to the medical service from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015 at a tertiary referral center with 520 inpatient beds and 57,000 ED visits annually...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503749/a-prospective-evaluation-of-transverse-tracheal-sonography-during-emergent-intubation-by-emergency-medicine-resident-physicians
#7
Shadi Lahham, Jamie Baydoun, James Bailey, Sandra Sandoval, Sean P Wilson, John C Fox, David E Slattery
OBJECTIVES: Establishing a definitive airway is often the first step in emergency department treatment of critically ill patients. Currently, there is no agreed upon consensus as to the most efficacious method of airway confirmation. Our objective was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of real-time sonography performed by resident physicians to confirm placement of the endotracheal tube during emergent intubation. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of adult patients in the emergency department undergoing emergent endotracheal intubation...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502910/balancing-volume-and-duration-of-information-consumption-by-physicians-the-case-of-health-information-exchange-in-critical-care
#8
Liran Politi, Shlomi Codish, Iftach Sagy, Lior Fink
BACKGROUND: The realization of the potential benefits of health information exchange systems (HIEs) for emergency departments (EDs) depends on the way these systems are actually used. The attributes of volume of information and duration of information processing are important for the study of HIE use patterns in the ED, as cognitive load and time constraints may result in a trade-off between these attributes. Experts and non-experts often use different problem-solving strategies, which may be consequential for their system use patterns...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501384/acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department-the-safe-simeu-epidemiological-study
#9
Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini, Giorgio Carbone, Roberto Cosentini, Annamaria Ferrari, Mauro Chiesa, Alessio Bertini, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute heart failure (AHF) have high rates of attendance to emergency departments (EDs), with significant health care costs. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients attending Italian EDs for AHF and their diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis on 2683 cases observed in six Italian EDs for AHF (January 2011 to June 2012). RESULTS: The median age of patients was 84 years (interquartile range 12), with females accounting for 55...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493608/the-epidemiology-of-emergency-department-trauma-discharges-in-the-united-states
#10
Charles J DiMaggio, Jacob B Avraham, David C Lee, Spiros G Frangos, Stephen P Wall
OBJECTIVE: Injury related morbidity and mortality is an important emergency medicine and public health challenge in the United States (US). Here we describe the epidemiology of traumatic injury presenting to US emergency departments, define changes in types and causes of injury among the elderly and the young, characterize the role of trauma centers and teaching hospitals in providing emergency trauma care, and estimate the overall economic burden of treating such injuries. METHODS: We conducted a secondary retrospective, repeated cross-sectional study of the Nationwide Emergency Department Data Sample (NEDS), the largest all-payer emergency department survey database in the US...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493596/overcoming-the-tower-of-babel-in-medical-science-by-finding-the-equator-research-reporting-guidelines
#11
Christopher R Carpenter, Zachary F Meisel
You are hosting a journal club on chest pain management in the emergency department (ED) for colleagues and trainees in your department. Interested in understanding the history of cardiac biomarkers to evaluate ED patients with chest pain, you search PubMed using the combination of terms "cardiac biomarker", "chest pain", and "emergency department". Your search nets no studies prior to 2002 which you doubt is accurate, so you take the old-fashioned approach and start flipping through the oldest issues of emergency medicine journals at your local medical school library...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490914/assessment-of-residency-program-outcomes-via-alumni-surveys
#12
Sonja Lüer, Christoph Aebi
BACKGROUND: One trend in medical education is outcomes-oriented training. Outcomes usually refer to individuals' acquisition of competencies, for example, during training in residency programs. However, little is known about outcomes of these programs. In order to fill this gap, human resource (HR) data were analyzed and alumni of a pediatric residency program were surveyed at the Department of Pediatrics, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland. METHODS: Residency program outcomes (demographics, career choices, part-time or full-time work status, competencies, feedback) were assessed through in-house HR databases, publicly available data on the Internet (physician directory and practice homepages), and 2 alumni surveys (S1, S2)...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489813/implementing-a-novel-model-for-hospice-and-palliative-care-in-the-emergency-department-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Tzu-Chieh Weng, Ya-Chun Yang, Ping-Jen Chen, Wen-Fu Kuo, Wei-Lin Wang, Ya-Ting Ke, Chien-Chin Hsu, Kao-Chang Lin, Chien-Cheng Huang, Hung-Jung Lin
Hospice and palliative care has been recognized as an essential part of emergency medicine; however, there is no consensus on the optimal model for the delivery of hospice and palliative care in the emergency department (ED). Therefore, we conducted a novel implementation in a tertiary medical center in Taiwan. In the preintervention period, we recruited a specialist for hospice and palliative medicine in the ED to lead our intervention. In the early stage of the intervention, starting on July 1, 2014, we encouraged and funded ED physicians and nurses to receive training for hospice and palliative medicine and residents of emergency medicine to rotate to the hospice ward...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485358/opium-consumption-a-potential-risk-factor-for-lung-cancer-and-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#14
A Safari, M Reazai, A Tangestaninejad, A R Mafi, Saj Mousavi
OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer is the most common malignancy, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Several studies have shown the causative effect of cigarettes smoking in lung cancer, however, the effect of opium consumption has not yet been well studied. This study has been designed to evaluate the risk of developing lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis in pure opium addicts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We designed an analytic case-control study with 490 participants...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482432/-quick-confirmation-of-nasointestinal-tube-placed-below-pylorus-in-critically-ill-patients-by-duodenal-bulb-ultrasonic-anatomy-locating-method
#15
R Z Ye, X M Fan, R H Sun, F Zhang, L G Wang, Z Zeng, Y Liu, B C Hu, Y X Tu
Objective: To investigate the value of duodenal bulb ultrasonic anatomy locating method quickly confirm nasointestinal tube placed below pylorus in critically ill patients. Methods: A total of 56 critically ill patients with nasointestinal tube posting surgery by blindly inserting method were collected from March 1 st, 2016 to August 1 st, 2016 in the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital.In these patients, the duodenal bulbs were rapidly detected and located by ultrasonic anatomy locating method and at the same time observed whether nasointestinal tube echogram were in them or not...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479776/leaking-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-mimicking-ureteric-colic-so-rare-but-so-real-in-middle-east
#16
Tanweer Ahmed Naveed Bhatty, Qamar Saeed Chaudhry, Ziauddin Khan, Ahmed Nabeel Bastawicy
Aortic aneurysms are very rare in Middle East unlike Europe and America. Therefore, this pathology is very likely to be missed in acute presentation to the Emergency Medicine Department. We present a case of leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm mimicking right ureteric colic, which was missed in the initial assessment.
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477182/-online-survey-of-the-organizational-structures-of-emergency-neurology-in-germany
#17
H Topka, T Pfefferkorn, F Andres, A Kastrup, M Klein, W Niesen, H Poppert
In 2007, the first poll among neurologists provided some insight into the organizational structures of emergency neurology in Germany. Given that emergency neurology as well as emergency medicine in general have undergone substantial changes during the last decade, the subcommittee Neurological Emergency Medicine of the German Neurological Society conducted a follow-up study to explore current structures supporting neurological emergency medicine in German neurological hospitals. Between July and September 2016, an online questionnaire was e‑mailed to 675 neurologists in institutions participating in in-patient neurological care...
May 5, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476098/developing-quality-indicators-for-the-care-of-patients-with-musculoskeletal-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-study-protocol
#18
Kirsten Strudwick, Anthony Bell, Trevor Russell, Melinda Martin-Khan
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal injuries are a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). The quality of care provided is important to the patients, clinicians, organisations and purchasers of care. In the context of the increasing burden of musculoskeletal disease, quality of care needs to occur despite financial impacts, variations in care, and pressure to reach time-based performance measures. This study aims to develop a suite of evidence-based quality indicators (QI) which will provide a measure of the quality of care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries in the ED...
May 5, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472533/a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-physician-implicit-racial-bias-on-clinical-decision-making
#19
Erin Dehon, Nicole Weiss, Jonathan Jones, Whitney Faulconer, Elizabeth Hinton, Sarah Sterling
OBJECTIVES: Disparities in diagnosis and treatment of racial minorities exist in the emergency department (ED). A better understanding of how physician implicit (unconscious) bias contributes to these disparities may help identify ways to eliminate such racial disparities. The objective of this systematic review was to examine and summarize the evidence on the association between physician implicit racial bias and clinical decision making. METHODS: Based on PRISMA guidelines, a structured electronic literature search of PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and PsycINFO databases was conducted...
May 4, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471906/utility-of-ultrasound-guidance-for-central-venous-access-in-children
#20
Chen He, Rebecca Vieira, Jennifer R Marin
BACKGROUND: Placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) in a pediatric patient is an important skill for pediatric emergency medicine physicians but can be challenging and time consuming. Ultrasound (US) guidance has been shown to improve success of central line placement in adult patients. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to review the literature and evaluate the benefit of US guidance in the placement of CVCs, specifically in pediatric emergency department patients, and to review the procedure...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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