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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320345/effect-of-telephone-follow-up-on-repeated-suicide-attempt-in-patients-discharged-from-an-emergency-psychiatry-department-a-controlled-study
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Sophie Exbrayat, Clotilde Coudrot, Xavier Gourdon, Aurélia Gay, Jessica Sevos, Jacques Pellet, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Catherine Massoubre
BACKGROUND: Attempted suicide is a major public health problem, and the efficacies of current postvention protocols vary. We evaluated the effectiveness of telephone follow-up of patients referred to an emergency psychiatric unit for attempted suicide on any further attempt/s over the following year. METHOD: In a single-center, controlled study with intent to treat, we evaluated the efficacy of a protocol of telephone follow-up of 436 patients at 8, 30, and 60 days after they were treated for attempted suicide...
March 20, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301453/investigation-of-salmonella-enteritidis-outbreak-associated-with-truffle-oil-district-of-columbia-2015
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S Janet Kuramoto-Crawford, Sasha McGee, Keith Li, Andrew K Hennenfent, Kossia Dassie, Jhetari T Carney, Arian Gibson, Ivory Cooper, Morris Blaylock, Reginald Blackwell, Angela Fields, John Davies-Cole
On September 8, 2015, the District of Columbia Department of Health (DCDOH) received a call from a person who reported experiencing gastrointestinal illness after eating at a District of Columbia (DC) restaurant with multiple locations throughout the United States (restaurant A). Later the same day, a local emergency department notified DCDOH to report four persons with gastrointestinal illness, all of whom had eaten at restaurant A during August 30-September 5. Two patients had laboratory-confirmed Salmonella group D by stool culture...
March 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290948/mortality-surveillance-for-infectious-diseases-in-the-u-s-department-of-defense-1998-2013
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Robert N Potter, Ladd A Tremaine, Joel C Gaydos
INTRODUCTION: The Mortality Surveillance Division (MSD) of the U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System was established in 1998 to improve surveillance for all military deaths although emphasizing deaths from infectious diseases. Establishment of the MSD was part of the 1997 Department of Defense initiative to improve surveillance and response for emerging infectious diseases. Before 1998, mortality surveillance was limited to compiling information from death certificates, a system that provided limited useful information and lacked the timeliness needed to take meaningful action to address emerging infectious disease threats...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267076/antimalarial-prescription-in-a-public-hospital-outpatient-setting-in-kenya-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Henry K Amdany, Mark McMillan, Peninah Kiptoo
BACKGROUND: Important gaps still exist in malaria case management despite implementation of the World Health Organization parasitological diagnosis before treatment recommendation. This calls for evidence-based strategies to improve health providers' adherence to these guidelines. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this project was to improve adherence of confirmed parasitological diagnosis prior to antimalarial prescription in the outpatient department. METHODS: The Joanna Briggs Institute Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System program was used to facilitate collection of baseline and post-audit data...
March 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261578/preparation-of-european-public-health-professionals-in-the-twenty-first-century
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Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic, Robert Otok
The public health profession in Europe has a leadership role for ensuring European's health in the twenty-first century and therefore must assume responsibility for advancing education for research and practice. Three fundamental questions are explored: (1) What are the main public health problems facing public health professionals; (2) What are their existing competencies after training; and (3) What competencies do European employers expect? The European Schools of Public Health assessed their best success to be in the field of health promotion, followed by disease prevention including identification of priority health problems, and elimination of health hazards in the community...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260558/medical-response-to-a-vinyl-chloride-release-from-a-train-derailment-new-jersey-2012
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Alice M Shumate, Jamille Taylor, Elizabeth McFarland, Christina Tan, Mary Anne Duncan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this investigation was to examine the health impact of and medical response to a mass casualty chemical incident caused by a vinyl chloride release. METHODS: Key staff at area hospitals were interviewed about communication during the response, the number of patients treated and care required, and lessons learned. Clinical information related to the incident and medical history were abstracted from hospital charts. RESULTS: Hospital interviews identified a desire for more thorough and timely incident-specific information and an under-utilization of regionally available resources...
March 6, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257612/health-care-in-high-school-athletics-in-west-virginia
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Kyle Schneider, Wesley Meeteer, Jill A Nolan, H David Campbell
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the level of implementation of emergency preparedness procedures and administrative procedures to provide appropriate medical coverage to high school athletics in the predominantly rural US state of West Virginia. Particular attention was given to determine the extent to which the schools provided the recommendations for best practice in the National Athletic Trainers Association consensus statement outlining appropriate medical coverage for high school athletics...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257405/the-mecklenburg-county-interlocal-agreement-an-18-year-collaboration-between-medicine-and-public-health
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Crystal N Piper, Marcus Plescia, Stephen R Keener, Mark DeHaven
CONTEXT: Better integration of public health and medical services has been a long-standing goal in the United States and has been widely discussed in the scientific literature. OBJECTIVE: To identify key lessons and outcomes of the Mecklenburg County Interlocal Agreement, one of the longest running efforts integrating health care delivery and public health services in a major metropolitan area. DESIGN: In-depth key informant interviews and brief questionnaires of leaders involved in the Mecklenburg County Interlocal Agreement...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255612/admission-delays-magnitude-of-traumatized-patients-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-hospital-in-egypt-a-cross-sectional-study
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H M Saleh, A E Elsabagh, M G Elewa, A A Fawzy, O M Hassan, A C Comer, I M Abdelmonem, J M Hirshon, M El-Shinawi
BACKGROUND: Injury is an escalating public health problem, representing about 9% of global mortality, which disproportionately impacts lower- and middle-income countries. There are approximately 12,000 annual fatalities from road traffic injuries in Egypt, but a little information about delays in seeking emergent care is available. OBJECTIVES: To measure the time interval between sustaining an injury and presentation to the emergency department of Ain Shams University Surgery Hospital and to identify possible causes of these delays...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244476/incidence-of-prostate-cancer-at-a-single-tertiary-care-center-in-north-karnataka
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S C Ghagane, R B Nerli, M B Hiremath, A T Wagh, P V Magdum
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer (PC) remains one of the most common cancers affecting men today. Thus, understanding the prevalence, disease characteristics, and changing demographics of Indian PC patients has emerged as an important aspect of study. AIMS: We aimed to present the case series of PC patients from single tertiary care center in North Karnataka. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study designed over a period of 8 years from 2007 to 2015 was conducted in the Department of Urology, KLES Dr...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238395/profound-hypotension-and-bradycardia-in-the-setting-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-intoxication-a-case-series
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David O Andonian, Shauna R Seaman, Elaine B Josephson
Cannabinoids are the most commonly used illegal substances in the world [1]. Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCB) are also known as "Spice", "K2", "Spike", "herbal incense", "Cloud 9", "Mojo" and many others are becoming a large public health concern due to their increasing use, unpredictable toxicity, and abuse potential [2]. The most common reported toxicities with SCB use based on studies using Texas Poison control record are tachycardia, agitation and irritability, drowsiness, hallucinations, delusions, hypertension, nausea, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, chest pain, acute kidney injury, seizures, heart attacks and both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes [3]...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214722/when-high-pressure-system-constraints-and-a-social-justice-mission-collide-a-socio-structural-analysis-of-emergency-department-social-work-services
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Megan Moore, Margaret Cristofalo, Danae Dotolo, Nicole Torres, Alexandra Lahdya, Leyna Ho, Mia Vogel, Mollie Forrester, Bonnie Conley, Susan Fouts
The emergency department (ED) can be a critical intervention point for many patients with multifaceted needs. Social workers have long been part of interdisciplinary ED teams. This study aimed to contribute to the limited understanding of social worker-patient interactions and factors influencing social work services in this setting. This paper reports a qualitative content analysis of social work medical record notes (N = 1509) of services provided to trauma patients in an urban, public, level 1 trauma center and an in-depth analysis of semi-structured interviews with ED social workers (N = 10)...
April 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211119/cross-sectional-study-of-emergency-department-presentation-triage-categories-at-goondiwindi-hospital-and-their-effect-on-the-treatment-of-acute-emergencies
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Ashraf Saleh
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the number and proportion of non-acute presentations to a district hospital emergency department in Goondiwindi, a rural Queensland town, both in the treatment of emergency cases and potential barriers patients have in seeing a medical practitioner in the general practice setting. DESIGN: Occasions of service to Goondiwindi Hospital were collated from administrative records according to Australasian Triage Scale categories and analysed by Student's t-test for monthly variations in triage category presentations...
February 17, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183322/impact-of-a-pharmacist-led-medication-review-on-hospital-readmission-in-a-pediatric-and-elderly-population-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-open-label-controlled-trial
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Pierre Renaudin, Karine Baumstarck, Aurélie Daumas, Marie-Anne Esteve, Stéphane Gayet, Pascal Auquier, Michel Tsimaratos, Patrick Villani, Stéphane Honore
BACKGROUND: Early hospital readmission of patients after discharge is a public health problem. One major cause of hospital readmission is dysfunctions in integrated pathways between community and hospital care that can cause adverse drug events. Furthermore, the French ENEIS 2 study showed that 1.3% of hospital stays originated from serious adverse drug events in 2009. Pharmacy-led medication reviews at hospital transitions are an effective means of decreasing medication discrepancies when conducted at admission or discharge...
February 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182472/integrating-health-care-for-high-need-medicaid-beneficiaries-with-serious-mental-illness-and-chronic-physical-health-conditions-at-managed-care-provider-and-consumer-levels
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Jung Y Kim, Tricia Collins Higgins, Dominick Esposito, Allison Hamblin
OBJECTIVE: Policies supporting value-based care and alternative payment models, notably in the Affordable Care Act and the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, offer hope to advance care integration for individuals with behavioral and chronic physical health conditions. The potential for integration to improve quality while managing costs for individuals with high needs, coupled with the remaining financial, operational, and policy challenges, underscores a need for continued discussion of integration programs' preliminary outcomes and lessons...
February 9, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181109/a-retrospective-review-of-farm-injuries-presenting-to-an-irish-hospital-emergency-department-in-2013
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A Abdulkarim, P Carroll, P Coffey, E Sheehan
BACKGROUND: The agricultural and equestrian businesses are an important source of employment in the Midlands. This is a retrospective study examining the demographics, characteristics, and outcomes of agricultural and equestrian related injuries presenting to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. There were a total of 30,700 attendances to the Emergency Department for 2013. AIMS: This study is an epidemiological review of agricultural injuries, their mechanisms, and consequences presenting to a rural regional hospital over a 1 year period...
February 8, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169982/effect-of-an-asthma-guideline-in-2-pediatric-emergency-departments-and-an-urgent-care-center
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Jennifer J Dilts, Sharon G Humiston, Brian R Lee, Nancy H Allen, Jeffrey G Michael
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate ordering of albuterol via metered-dose inhaler with spacer (MDI-spacer), length of stay (LOS), and 72-hour return rates before and after publication of an internally developed pediatric asthma clinical practice guideline (CPG). METHODS: The internally developed CPG reflected national recommendations. It was explained at faculty meetings by a respected clinician and published on the intranet on February 6, 2012...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169980/epidemiologic-characteristics-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-receiving-prehospital-care-in-kigali-rwanda
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Adam R Aluisio, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Gabin Mbanjumucyo, Naomi George, Alexis Kearney, Naz Karim, Jeanne DʼArc Nyinawankusi, Eric Uwitonze, Sam Enumah, John W Scott, Zeta Mutabazi, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Sudha Jayaraman, Robert Riviello, Jean Claude Byiringiro, Adam C Levine
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma is a significant public health problem in resource-constrained settings; however, the epidemiology of injuries is poorly defined in Rwanda. This study describes the characteristics of pediatric trauma patients transported to the emergency department (ED) of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali by emergency medical services in Kigali, Rwanda. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali from December 2012 to February 2015...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153590/unplanned-hospital-visits-in-the-first-30-days-after-urethral-sling-procedures
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Kai B Dallas, Lisa Rogo-Gupta, Christopher S Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate unplanned hospital visits within 30 days of urethral sling placement in the form of emergency department visits, inpatient admissions, or repeat surgery. METHODS: We accessed nonpublic data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development in the state of California for the years 2005-2011. All female patients who underwent an ambulatory urethral sling procedure (Current Procedural Terminology 57288) without concomitant surgery (other than cystoscopy) were included...
January 30, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151928/multiple-fentanyl-overdoses-new-haven-connecticut-june-23-2016
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Anthony J Tomassoni, Kathryn F Hawk, Karen Jubanyik, Daniel P Nogee, Thomas Durant, Kara L Lynch, Rushaben Patel, David Dinh, Andrew Ulrich, Gail D'Onofrio
On the evening of June 23, 2016, a white powder advertised as cocaine was purchased off the streets from multiple sources and used by an unknown number of persons in New Haven, Connecticut. During a period of less than 8 hours, 12 patients were brought to the emergency department (ED) at Yale New Haven Hospital, experiencing signs and symptoms consistent with opioid overdose. The route of intoxication was not known, but presumed to be insufflation ("snorting") in most cases. Some patients required doses of the opioid antidote naloxone exceeding 4 mg (usual initial dose = 0...
February 3, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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