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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741583/elderly-patients-with-an-atypical-presentation-of-illness-in-the-emergency-department
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M R Hofman, F van den Hanenberg, I N Sierevelt, C R Tulner
BACKGROUND: Very little information is available on the prevalence and clinical outcome of elderly patients with atypical presentations of illness in the emergency department. The objective was to determine the prevalence and clinical outcome of elderly patients seen in the emergency department with an atypical presentation. METHODS: A monocentric retrospective observational study on 355 elderly patients presenting to the emergency department. Patients of 80 years and older were included...
July 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738608/a-fast-bioanalytical-method-based-on-microextraction-by-packed-sorbent-and-uplc-ms-ms-for-determining-new-psychoactive-substances-in-oral-fluid
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A M Ares, P Fernández, M Regenjo, A M Fernández, A M Carro, R A Lorenzo
The emergence in recent years of potentially dangerous new psychoactive substances (NPS) that are not under international control has led to the development of multi-analyte procedures for their unequivocal quantification. A fast ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method (UPLC-MS/MS), in combination with a sample pretreatment based on microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS), was for the first time used in this work for the simultaneous determination of NPS in oral fluid. This matrix is an effective alternative to typical biological samples for drug control in substitution therapy programs, and also for the prevention and reduction of traffic accidents...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737070/%C3%AE-blockers-on-discharge-from-acute-atrial-fibrillation-are-associated-with-decreased-mortality-and-lower-cerebrovascular-accidents-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Charbel Abi Khalil, Mohammad Zubaid, Nidal Asaad, Wafa A Rashed, Adel Khalifa Hamad, Rajvir Singh, Jassim Al Suwaidi
The benefits of β-blockers in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are controversial. The Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events was a prospective, multinational, observational registry of consecutive patients with AF recruited from the emergency department (ED). We studied the incidence of 6- and 12-month mortality, hospitalization for HF or AF, and stroke/transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in patients with HFrEF, in relation to β-blockers on discharge from the ED or the subsequent hospital stay...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736096/pneumoperitoneum-by-inguinal-laceration-after-traffic-accident
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Daesung Lim, Soo Hoon Lee, Sang Bong Lee, TaeJin Park
BACKGROUND: The leading cause of surgical pneumoperitoneum is hollow viscus perforation, which accounts for approximately 90% of cases. A nonsurgical etiology may account for up to about 10% of the causes of pneumoperitoneum. However, a pneumoperitoneum often poses significant management dilemmas for surgeons, especially when signs of peritonitis are absent or when the cause is unknown prior to laparotomy. We present the first case of pneumoperitoneum due to inguinal laceration without viscus perforation after a traffic accident...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736061/short-term-reconsultation-hospitalisation-and-death-rates-after-discharge-from-the-emergency-department-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-and-analysis-of-the-associated-factors-the-altur-ica-study
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Òscar Miró, Víctor Gil, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Carolina Sánchez, Carolina Xipell, Sira Aguiló, Pere Llorens
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define the following in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) discharged directly from accident and emergency (A&E): rates of reconsultation to A&E and hospitalisation for AHF, and all-cause death at 30 days, rate of combined event at 7 days and the factors associated with these rates. PATIENTS AND METHOD: The study included patients consecutively diagnosed with AHF during 2 months in 27 Spanish A&E departments who were discharged from A&E without hospitalisation...
July 20, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726738/scheduling-for-emergency-tasks-in-industrial-wireless-sensor-networks
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Changqing Xia, Xi Jin, Linghe Kong, Peng Zeng
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are widely applied in industrial manufacturing systems. By means of centralized control, the real-time requirement and reliability can be provided by WSNs in industrial production. Furthermore, many approaches reserve resources for situations in which the controller cannot perform centralized resource allocation. The controller assigns these resources as it becomes aware of when and where accidents have occurred. However, the reserved resources are limited, and such incidents are low-probability events...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724849/the-ilizarov-mini-external-fixator-for-the-treatment-of-first-metatarsal-fracture-a-case-report
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Tatsunori Kataoka, Norie Kodera, Shinro Takai
Forefoot fractures are frequently accompanied by severe soft tissue damage. Therefore, treatment should focus not only on fractures but also on soft tissue damage, for which external fixation can be used as a surgical option. A 63-year-old woman presented to the emergency clinic of our hospital with forefoot pain after a motorcycle accident. Comminuted fracture of the proximal part of the metatarsal was diagnosed. Because of the swollen foot and fracture comminution, an operation using the Ilizarov mini external fixator was performed to prevent further damage to the soft tissue...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724399/health-needs-access-to-healthcare-and-perceptions-of-ageing-in-an-urbanizing-community-in-india-a-qualitative-study
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Nandita Bhan, Pavitra Madhira, Arundati Muralidharan, Bharati Kulkarni, Gvs Murthy, Sanjay Basu, Sanjay Kinra
BACKGROUND: India's elderly population is rising at an unprecedented rate, with a majority living in rural areas. Health challenges associated with ageing, changing social networks and limited public health infrastructure are issues faced by the elderly and caregivers. We examined perceptions of health needs of the elderly across local stakeholders in an urbanizing rural area. METHODS: The qualitative study was conducted among participants in the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS) site in Rangareddy district, Telangana...
July 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723244/evaluation-of-the-national-health-service-nhs-direct-pilot-telehealth-program-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Malcolm Clarke, Joanna Fursse, Nancy Connolly, Urvashi Sharma, Russell Jones
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a pilot telehealth program applied to a wide population of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Vital signs data were transmitted from the home of the patient on a daily basis using a patient monitoring system for review by community nurse to assist decisions on management. SETTING: Community services for patients diagnosed with COPD. PARTICIPANTS: Two Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) enrolled 321 patients diagnosed with COPD into the telehealth program...
July 18, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718269/non-atherosclerotic-obliteration-of-bilateral-supraclinoid-internal-carotid-arteries-a-classic-case-of-moyamoya-disease
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Saad Ullah, Anas Ahmed Siddiqui, Waseem Zaid Alkilani, Noman Ahmed Jang Khan, Hafiz Umair Siddiqui
Moyamoya disease is an idiopathic progressive vasculopathy of distal internal carotid artery and circle of Willis which leads to the development of characteristic smoky appearance of the vascular collateral network on angiography. With the highest reported incidence among Japanese population, it has been under recognized as a cause of cerebrovascular accidents in Western countries. Here we report a case of a young 20-year-old Caucasian woman who presented to the emergency department with expressive aphasia, right arm weakness and numbness for three days...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718250/qing-qi-rickshaw-a-boon-or-bane-for-public-transportation-a-study-of-road-traffic-injury-patterns-involving-qing-qi-rickshaws-in-karachi-pakistan
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Muhammad Muzzammil, Muhammad Saeed Minhas, Jahanzeb Effendi, Syed Jahanzeb, Ayesha Mughal, Abdul Qadir
BACKGROUND: The three-wheeler Qing-qi and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) auto-rickshaws were introduced in Karachi to meet the transportation demand of the growing population. These vehicles have directly or indirectly been implicated in a number of road traffic violations as well as road accidents. This study aims to describe the crash characteristics and injury patterns for Qing-qi rickshaw occupants and other road users hit by Qing-qi rickshaw in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: An Observational/ Descriptive study was conducted at Accident & Emergency and Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, Karachi Pakistan from July 2014 to June 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715054/sustainability-of-prevention-practices-at-the-workplace-safety-simplification-productivity-and-effectiveness
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A Messineo, M S Cattaruzza, C Prestigiacomo, F Giordano, L T Marsella
Traditional full-time employment has evolved into various types of occupational situations, and, nowadays, new work organization strategies have been developed. Previously overlooked risk factors have emerged, such as traffic accidents while commuting or during work hours, poor work organization, and detrimental lifestyles (like alcohol and substance abuse, although recent statistics seem to show a declining trend for the latter). The global scenario shows greater attention to occupational risks, but also, to the reduced degree of protection...
September 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713447/knowledge-about-blood-borne-pathogens-and-the-prevalence-of-needle-stick-injuries-among-medical-students-in-serbia
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Vuk Marusic, Ljiljana Markovic-Denic, Olivera Djuric, Dragana Protic, Emilija Dubljanin-Raspopovic
INTRODUCTION: Medical students are mainly exposed to needle stick and sharp object injuries in the course of their clinical activities during studying. They are at high risk due to their undeveloped skills, restricted clinical experience, lack of knowledge and risk perception. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of needle stick injuries of the fourth and final year medical students, and to estimate their knowledge about blood-borne pathogens disease transmission and standard precautions...
September 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710226/evaluating-the-predictive-strength-of-the-lace-index-in-identifying-patients-at-high-risk-of-hospital-readmission-following-an-inpatient-episode-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sarah Damery, Gill Combes
OBJECTIVE: To assess how well the LACE index and its constituent elements predict 30-day hospital readmission, and to determine whether other combinations of clinical or sociodemographic variables may enhance prognostic capability. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study with split sample design for model validation. SETTING: One large hospital Trust in the West Midlands. PARTICIPANTS: All alive-discharge adult inpatient episodes between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710216/lag-time-for-retinoblastoma-in-the-uk-revisited-a-retrospective-analysis
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Marcus Posner, Adil Jaulim, Marina Vasalaki, Khadija Rantell, Mandeep S Sagoo, M Ashwin Reddy
OBJECTIVES: To explore current delays in diagnosis of retinoblastoma (Rb) and effect on outcome with comparison to a study from the 1990s. SETTING: Primary, secondary, tertiary care: majority from South of England. PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective analysis of 93 new referrals of sporadic (non-familial) Rb to a specialist Rb unit in London, UK from January 2006 to February 2014. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOMES: International Intraocular Retinoblastoma Classification, lag times including parental delay and healthcare professional delay, patients requiring enucleation and requirement of adjuvant chemotherapy postenucleation (high-risk Rb)...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710193/ciliated-foregut-cyst-of-the-gall-bladder-the-largest-ever-described
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Alexia Farrugia, Ivan Blazic, Predrag Andrejevic
A 78-year-old man presented to the accident and emergency department with acute abdominal pain. A CT scan done to investigate the pain showed an intra-abdominal abscess medial to the caecum and an incidental exophytic lesion in the gall bladder. This was excised during surgery and sent for histological examination. Histology showed a ciliated foregut cyst of the gall bladder. A literature review revealed that this was the 13th case worldwide, as ciliated foregut cysts are usually found either above the diaphragm or in the liver...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709391/gp-training-practices-in-england-a-description-of-their-unique-features-based-on-national-data
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Charlotte Weston, Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Paul Bassett, Justin Lock, Stevo Durbaba, Mark Ashworth
Postgraduate general practitioner (GP) training structures have been reorganised with the formation of Health Education England (HEE). We aimed to broaden the findings of previous studies and identify key features of GP training practices. In particular, we wanted to extend previous findings regarding QOF achievement and patient experience derived from the General Practice Patient Survey (GPPS), with recent data on the use of urgent cancer referral pathways ('Two Week Wait', or '2WW,' referrals) and secondary care utilisation by GP training Practices...
July 14, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706811/surgical-technique-for-arthroscopy-assisted-anatomical-reconstruction-of-acromioclavicular-and-coracoclavicular-ligaments-using-autologous-hamstring-graft-in-chronic-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocations
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Bancha Chernchujit, Prashant Parate
Injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint are becoming common with contact sports and bike accidents. It is well known that in AC dislocations, the first structure to fail is the AC capsule followed by the trapezoid and conoid ligaments. The function of these ligaments must be restored to restore the anatomy and physiology of the AC joint to get the best results. Until now, no technique has emerged as the gold standard for restoration of the AC joint anatomy and function. In our technique, the stress is on recreating the anatomy to make it more individualized based on individual variations...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705744/the-relationship-between-ocular-trauma-and-substance-abuse-in-emergency-department-patients
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Sylvia L Chang, Vaama Patel, John Giltner, Richard Lee, Catherine A Marco
INTRODUCTION: Eye injury is the second most common cause of visual impairment and a leading cause of monocular blindness in the United States. There are approximately 6 million ED visits related to drug use annually, including misuse or abuse of pharmaceuticals and illicit drug use. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between ocular trauma and substance abuse among emergency department patients and to assess that relationship with demographic factors, including age and gender...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702382/epidemiology-of-pelvic-ring-fractures-and-injuries
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Gilberto José Cação Pereira, Erick Ribeiro Damasceno, Daniel Innocenti Dinhane, Francisco Marques Bueno, Jaqueline Bartelega Rodrigues Leite, Bruno da Costa Ancheschi
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the pelvic ring fractures and injuries in patients admitted to and treated at this ward between August, 2012 and January, 2014. METHODS: 66 patients were submitted to treatment protocols according to their age, gender, skin color, injury mechanism, location of the trauma, classification of their injuries, emergency intervention, associated injuries, injured side of the body, treatment, and mortality. The most relevant data were classified according to statistic procedures, such as Goodman's association test...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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