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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899112/a-comparison-of-intimate-partner-violence-and-associated-physical-injuries-between-cohabitating-and-married-women-a-5-year-medical-chart-review
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Janet Yuen-Ha Wong, Anna Wai-Man Choi, Daniel Yee-Tak Fong, Edmond Pui Hang Choi, John Kit-Shing Wong, Fung Ling So, Chu-Leung Lau, Chak-Wah Kam
BACKGROUND: Cohabitation, referring to a co-residential romantic relationship between two intimate partners without a marriage license, has become widely accepted in contemporary societies. It has been found that cohabitating women have a higher risk of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) than married women. However, as yet, no studies have investigated the level and pattern of IPV-associated physical injuries and its mental health impact on cohabitating women. Therefore, we aim to compare IPV-associated physical injuries between cohabitating and married women by conducting a review of 5-year medical records from the emergency departments of two major public hospitals in Hong Kong...
November 29, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881092/the-relationship-between-in-hospital-location-and-outcomes-of-care-in-patients-diagnosed-with-dementia-and-or-delirium-diagnoses-analysis-of-patient-journey
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Lua Perimal-Lewis, Clare Bradley, Paul H Hakendorf, Craig Whitehead, Louise Heuzenroeder, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: The discrepancy between the number of admissions and the allocation of hospital beds means that many patients admitted to hospital can be placed in units or wards other than that which specialise in the patient's primary health issue (home-ward). These patients are called 'outlier' patients. Risk factors and health system outcomes of hospital care for 'outlier' patients diagnosed with dementia and/or delirium are unknown. Therefore, the aim of this research was to examine patient journeys of people with dementia and/or delirium diagnoses, to identify risk factors for 'inlier' or 'outlier' status and patient or health system outcomes (consequences) of this status...
November 24, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875708/does-restriction-of-public-health-care-dental-benefits-affect-the-volume-severity-or-cost-of-dental-related-hospital-visits
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David Salomon, R Eric Heidel, Antonia Kolokythas, Michael Miloro, Thomas Schlieve
PURPOSE: On July 1, 2012, the Illinois legislature passed the Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act, which restricts adult public dental insurance coverage to emergency-only treatment. The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of this restriction on the volume, severity, and treatment costs of odontogenic infections in an urban hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients presenting for odontogenic pain or infection at the University of Illinois Hospital was performed...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873322/non-medical-prescribing-versus-medical-prescribing-for-acute-and-chronic-disease-management-in-primary-and-secondary-care
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REVIEW
Greg Weeks, Johnson George, Katie Maclure, Derek Stewart
BACKGROUND: A range of health workforce strategies are needed to address health service demands in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Non-medical prescribing involves nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and physician assistants substituting for doctors in a prescribing role, and this is one approach to improve access to medicines. OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical, patient-reported, and resource use outcomes of non-medical prescribing for managing acute and chronic health conditions in primary and secondary care settings compared with medical prescribing (usual care)...
November 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870718/self-reported-preparedness-to-respond-to-mass-fatality-incidents-in-38-state-health-departments
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Jacqueline Merrill, Qi Zhi, Robyn R Gershon
CONTEXT: Public health departments play an important role in the preparation and response to mass fatality incidents (MFIs). OBJECTIVE: To describe MFI response capabilities of US state health departments. DESIGN: The data are part of a multisector cross-sectional study aimed at 5 sectors that comprise the US mass fatality infrastructure. Data were collected over a 6-week period via a self-administered, anonymous Web-based survey. SETTING: In 2014, a link to the survey was distributed via e-mail to health departments in 50 states and the District of Columbia...
January 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870256/factors-related-to-a-decline-in-upper-extremity-function-among-patients-with-a-wrist-fracture-due-to-a-fall
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Nerea González, Ane Antón-Ladislao, Miren Orive, Jon Zabala, Susana García-Gutiérrez, Carlota Las Hayas, Jose Maria Quintana
AIMS: The aim of this study was to identify factors related to a decline in function following a wrist fracture. METHODS: Observational, prospective cohort study done in five public hospitals of the Basque Health Service. We recruited adults aged 65 or older with a wrist fracture due to a fall who attended the emergency department (ED) of one of these hospitals. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected, along with information about health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and functionality...
November 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868352/hospital-admissions-in-the-hunter-region-from-trees-and-other-falling-objects-2008-2012
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Raoul A Walsh, Lara Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact on hospital admissions produced by trees and other falling objects, to examine these accidents' circumstances, and to investigate the degree of support provided by the data for tree-related accident prevention. METHODS: Admissions to emergency departments in the Hunter Region for the period 2008-2012 allocated the International Classification of Disease 10 code W20 (struck by falling object) were analysed. RESULTS: Of 620 admissions, 125 files were incorrectly coded leaving an eligible sample of 495 W20 admissions...
November 20, 2016: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864679/prescription-of-antimalarial-drugs-in-the-pediatric-ward-of-the-national-hospital-of-lamord%C3%A3-in-niamey
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A Soumana, M Kamaye, B Issofou, H Dima, B Daouda, O N'Diaye, G Sall
In Niger, malaria is a major public health problem, due to the high number of deaths that are attributable to it and because of its heavy weight and socioeconomic status. The objective of this study was to contribute to the inventory of medical practices to rationalize the use of medicines and minimize the resistance phenomenon. This is a prospective study, which took place from May 1 to July 31, 2009, in the pediatric ward of the National Hospital of Lamordé. It concerned children aged from 0 to 14 years hospitalized and having received one or more antimalarial drugs during at least 24 h...
November 18, 2016: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863876/scoping-review-the-use-of-early-warning-systems-for-the-identification-of-in-hospital-patients-at-risk-of-deterioration
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REVIEW
Marie Danielle Le Lagadec, Trudy Dwyer
INTRODUCTION: Early warning systems (EWS) were developed as a means of alerting medical staff to patient clinical decline. Since 85% of severe adverse events are preceded by abnormal physiological signs, the patient bed-side vital signs observation chart has emerged as an EWS tool to help staff identify and quantify deteriorating patients. There are three broad categories of patient observation chart EWS: single or multiple parameter systems; aggregated weighted scoring systems; or combinations of single or multiple parameter and aggregated weighted scoring systems...
November 15, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849322/the-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-trauma-severity-and-prognosis-in-trauma-patients
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Hasan Mansur Durgun, Recep Dursun, Yılmaz Zengin, Ayhan Özhasenekler, Murat Orak, Mehmet Üstündağ, Cahfer Güloğlu
BACKGROUND: As in the rest of the world, the prevalence of obesity in Turkey has been increasing in recent years and has become a major public health issue. Although many trials have been conducted to study the effects of obesity on internal diseases, there are few studies investigating the effects of obesity on prognosis of trauma patients. The present study analyzed the effects of body mass index (BMI) on trauma severity and prognosis in trauma patients. METHODS: This study was prospectively conducted with trauma patients older than 15 years of age who presented at the Dicle University Faculty of Medicine emergency medicine department trauma unit between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800116/management-of-information-within-emergencies-departments-in-developing-countries-analysis-at-the-national-emergency-department-in-benin
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Yolaine Glèlè Ahanhanzo, Alphonse Kpozehouen, Ghislain Sopoh, Charles Sossa-Jérôme, Laurent Ouedraogo, Michèle Wilmet-Dramaix
INTRODUCTION: The management of health information is a key pillar in both emergencies reception and handling facilities, given the strategic position and the potential of these facilities within hospitals, and in the monitoring of public health and epidemiology. With the technological revolution, computerization made the information systems evolve in emergency departments, especially in developed countries, with improved performance in terms of care quality, productivity and patient satisfaction...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798522/developing-the-evidence-for-public-health-systems-to-battle-vaccine-preventable-disease-at-the-local-level-data-challenges-and-strategies-for-advancing-research
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Betty Bekemeier, Athena Pantazis, Michelle Pui-Yan Yip, Tao Kwan-Gett
CONTEXT: Generally decreasing local health department (LHD) resources devoted to immunization programs and changes in LHD roles in immunization services represent major shifts in a core LHD service. OBJECTIVE: Within a rapidly changing immunization landscape and emerging vaccine preventable disease outbreaks, our objective was to examine how LHD immunization expenditures are related to county-level immunization coverage and pertussis rates. DESIGN: We used a practice-based approach in which we collaborated with practice partners and uniquely detailed LHD immunization expenditure data...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797288/characteristics-associated-with-synthetic-cannabinoid-use-among-patients-treated-in-a-public-psychiatric-emergency-setting
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Adriana M Joseph, Marc W Manseau, Monique Lalane, Amit Rajparia, Crystal Fuller Lewis
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence of adverse outcomes following synthetic cannabinoid use has engendered interest into populations at risk. The existing literature reports that synthetic cannabinoid use is predominant among young, white males. However, reports from local Departments of Health have found contrary evidence, showing that synthetic cannabinoid use is prevalent in populations other than those of young, white men. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine sociodemographic characteristics associated with self-reported synthetic cannabinoid use among a clinical psychiatric population within a public hospital in New York City...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786390/diagnosis-based-emergency-department-alcohol-harm-surveillance-what-can-it-tell-us-about-acute-alcohol-harms-at-the-population-level
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Genevieve Whitlam, Michael Dinh, Craig Rodgers, David J Muscatello, Rhydwyn McGuire, Therese Ryan, Sarah Thackway
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Acute harm from heavy drinking episodes is an increasing focus of public health policy, but capturing timely data on acute harms in the population is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the precision of readily available administrative emergency department (ED) data in public health surveillance of acute alcohol harms. DESIGN AND METHODS: We selected a random sample of 1000 ED presentations assigned an ED diagnosis code for alcohol harms (the 'alcohol syndrome') in the New South Wales, Australia, automatic syndromic surveillance system...
November 2016: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770113/jellyfish-stings-on-langkawi-island-malaysia
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M A Mohd Suan, W L Tan, S A Soelar, H P Cheng, M Osman
INTRODUCTION: Jellyfish stings are the most frequently reported marine animal envenomation worldwide. However, data on jellyfish sting from Malaysia remains obscure due to inadequate research. METHODS: We investigated the epidemiology, clinical features and treatment of patients presenting at the emergency department of Langkawi Hospital between January 2012 and December 2014. Secondary data on the nature of the incident, patient demographics, clinical presentation, and treatment were retrieved from the patients' medical records...
August 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763847/impact-of-a-mass-media-mental-health-campaign-on-psychiatric-emergency-department-visits
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Joyce Cheng, Paul Benassi, Claire De Oliveira, Juveria Zaheer, Michael Collins, Paul Kurdyak
OBJECTIVE: Despite the high prevalence of mental illnesses and addictions, treatment rates remain low. In April 2010, a regional mass media campaign was implemented to increase awareness of mental health services in central Toronto, Canada. We studied the impact of this campaign on rates of psychiatric emergency department (PED) visits among all hospital emergency departments (EDs) located in Toronto. DESIGN: Monthly PED visit totals were obtained for all Toronto EDs from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2012 (n = 148,704)...
October 20, 2016: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762104/a-clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-neuroparalytic-snake-bite-using-low-dose-asv-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-from-north-india
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Prakash Chandra Pandey, Sarita Bajaj, Anubha Srivastava
OBJECTIVE: Snake bite in India is a common medical emergency and an occupational hazard for majority of Indian population especially farmers. Epidemiological data on snake bite from the North India is sparse. Hence we conducted this study to find clinico-epidemiological profile of neuroparalytic snake bite. METHODS: This is a record-based, descriptive study carried out at the Department of Medicine, M.L.N. Medical College and associated Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, Allahabad, U...
August 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756434/triage-treatment-and-transfer-of-patients-with-stroke-in-emergency-department-trial-the-t-3-trial-a-cluster-randomised-trial-protocol
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Sandy Middleton, Chris Levi, Simeon Dale, N Wah Cheung, Elizabeth McInnes, Julie Considine, Catherine D'Este, Dominique A Cadilhac, Jeremy Grimshaw, Richard Gerraty, Louise Craig, Verena Schadewaldt, Patrick McElduff, Mark Fitzgerald, Clare Quinn, Greg Cadigan, Sonia Denisenko, Mark Longworth, Jeanette Ward
BACKGROUND: Internationally recognised evidence-based guidelines recommend appropriate triage of patients with stroke in emergency departments (EDs), administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and proactive management of fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing before prompt transfer to a stroke unit to maximise outcomes. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness in EDs of a theory-informed, nurse-initiated, intervention to improve multidisciplinary triage, treatment and transfer (T(3)) of patients with acute stroke to improve 90-day death and dependency...
October 18, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756427/why-is-it-so-hard-to-implement-change-a-qualitative-examination-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-distribution-of-naloxone-for-overdose-prevention-in-a-safety-net-environment
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Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Elisa A Koppelman, James A Feldman, Alexander Y Walley, Patricia M Mitchell, Jacqueline Ellison, Edward Bernstein
BACKGROUND: The increase in opioid overdose deaths has become a national public health crisis. Naloxone is an important tool in opioid overdose prevention. Distribution of nasal naloxone has been found to be a feasible, and effective intervention in community settings and may have potential high applicability in the emergency department, which is often the initial point of care for persons at high risk of overdose. One safety net hospital introduced an innovative policy to offer take-home nasal naloxone via a standing order to ensure distribution to patients at risk for overdose...
October 18, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741957/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. DESIGN: We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
2016: Global Health Action
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