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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340250/improving-safety-culture-in-hospitals-facilitators-and-barriers-to-implementation-of-systemic-falls-investigative-method-sfim
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Aleksandra A Zecevic, Alvin Ho-Ting Li, Charity Ngo, Michelle Halligan, Anita Kothari
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the facilitators and barriers to implementation of the Systemic Falls Investigative Method (SFIM) on selected hospital units. Design: A cross-sectional explanatory mixed methods design was used to converge results from a standardized safety culture survey with themes that emerged from interviews and focus groups. Findings were organized by six elements of the Ottawa Model of Research Use framework. Setting: A geriatric rehabilitation unit of an acute care hospital and a neurological unit of a rehabilitation hospital were selected purposefully due to the high frequency of falls...
March 17, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340232/a-proposed-set-of-metrics-to-reduce-patient-safety-risk-from-within-the-anatomic-pathology-laboratory
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Peter Banks, Richard Brown, Alex Laslowski, Yvonne Daniels, Phil Branton, John Carpenter, Richard Zarbo, Ramses Forsyth, Yan-Hui Liu, Shane Kohl, Joachim Diebold, Shinobu Masuda, Tim Plummer, Eslie Dennis
Background: Anatomic pathology laboratory workflow consists of 3 major specimen handling processes. Among the workflow are preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic phases that contain multistep subprocesses with great impact on patient care. A worldwide representation of experts came together to create a system of metrics, as a basis for laboratories worldwide, to help them evaluate and improve specimen handling to reduce patient safety risk. Method: Members of the Initiative for Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Patient Safety (IAPLPS) pooled their extensive expertise to generate a list of metrics highlighting processes with high and low risk for adverse patient outcomes...
March 18, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340191/cardiac-health-and-fitness-of-colorado-male-female-firefighters
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K Li, T Lipsey, H J Leach, T L Nelson
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is documented as the leading cause of mortality in on-duty firefighters. Aims: To examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components, cardiorespiratory fitness levels and the association between them in firefighters in Colorado, USA. Methods: This study included male and female Colorado firefighters. MetS was identified where three or more metabolic abnormalities were present, using Cholesterol Education Program/Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines...
March 16, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340184/a-cross-national-comparison-of-incident-reporting-systems-implemented-in-german-and-swiss-hospitals
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Tanja Manser, Michael Imhof, Constanze Lessing, Matthias Briner
Objective: This study aimed to empirically compare incident reporting systems (IRS) in two European countries and to explore the relationship of IRS characteristics with context factors such as hospital characteristics and characteristics of clinical risk management (CRM). Design: We performed exploratory, secondary analyses of data on characteristics of IRS from nationwide surveys of CRM practices. Setting: The survey was originally sent to 2136 hospitals in Germany and Switzerland...
March 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340107/association-between-the-application-of-iso-9001-2008-alone-or-in-combination-with-health-specific-standards-and-quality-related-activities-in-hungarian-hospitals
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Viktor Dombrádi, Orsolya Karola Csenteri, János Sándor, Sándor Godény
Objective: To investigate how International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and the Hungarian Health Care Standards (HHCS) certifications are associated with quality management, patient safety, patient rights and human resource management activities. Design: A cross-sectional study was implemented using the 2009 Hungarian hospital survey's database. Setting: Hungary. Participants: Fifty-three general hospitals were included in the statistical analysis...
March 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340057/long-term-outcome-of-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-and-brugada-syndrome
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Giacomo Mugnai, Burak Hünük, Erwin Ströker, Diego Ruggiero, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Valentina De Regibus, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Darragh Moran, Saverio Iacopino, Pasquale Filannino, Giulio Conte, Juan Sieira, Jan Poelaert, Stefan Beckers, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis, Gian-Battista Chierchia
Aims: The therapeutical management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the setting of Brugada syndrome (BS) might be challenging as many antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) with sodium channel blocking properties might lead to to the development of ventricular arrhythmias. This study sought to evaluate the clinical outcome in a consecutive series of patients with BS having undergone pulmonary vein (PV) isolation by means of radiofrequency (RF) or cryoballoon (CB) ablation and the efficacy of catheter ablation for preventing inappropriate interventions delivered by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) on a 3-year follow up...
March 9, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339642/meaningful-use-of-health-information-technology-and-declines-in-in-hospital-adverse-drug-events
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Michael F Furukawa, William D Spector, M Rhona Limcangco, William E Encinosa
Objective: Nationwide initiatives have promoted greater adoption of health information technology as a means to reduce adverse drug events (ADEs). Hospital adoption of electronic health records with Meaningful Use (MU) capabilities expected to improve medication safety has grown rapidly. However, evidence that MU capabilities are associated with declines in in-hospital ADEs is lacking. Methods: Data came from the 2010-2013 Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System and the 2008-2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Database...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339493/timely-meta-analysis-on-the-efficacy-of-adoptive-immunotherapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-after-curative-therapy
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Han-Yue Mo, Ying-Yang Liao, Xue-Mei You, Alessandro Cucchetti, Bao-Hong Yuan, Ru-Hong Li, Jian-Hong Zhong, Le-Qun Li
AIMS: The role of adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have received curative therapy is still not well illustrated. This timely meta-analysis aims to update the current evidence on efficacy and safety of AIT for patients with HCC who have received curative therapy. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus and the Cochrane Library Through January 2017 for relevant studies. Mortality and tumor recurrence were compared between patients with or without adjuvant AIT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338612/pesticide-knowledge-and-safety-practices-among-farm-workers-in-kuwait-results-of-a-survey
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Mustapha F A Jallow, Dawood G Awadh, Mohammed S Albaho, Vimala Y Devi, Binson M Thomas
The unsafe and indiscriminate use of pesticides in agriculture represents a major hazard to the environment and human health. The aim of this study was to assess the levels of knowledge, attitude and practices of Kuwaiti farmers regarding the safe use of pesticides. A total of 250 farmers participated in this study through in-depth interviews and observations on-farm. The majority of the farmers acknowledged that pesticides were harmful to their health (71%) and the environment (65%). However, farmers' level of knowledge of pesticide safety is insufficient...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338468/endoscopic-mucosal-resection-for-high-grade-dysplasia-and-intramucosal-carcinoma-a-canadian-experience
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Denise Tami Yamashita, Chao Li, Drew Bethune, Harry Henteleff, James Ellsmere
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is increasingly being used as a first-line treatment for Barrett esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and intramucosal adenocarcinoma (IMC). We reviewed our experience with endoscopic treatment of BE with HGD and IMC at our institution with respect to eradication rates, complications and long-term recurrence. METHODS: We performed a single-centre retrospective review of all patients referred between October 2010 and August 2014 for EMR with dysplastic BE or IMC...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337764/a-national-french-noninterventional-study-to-assess-the-long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-reformulated-nonacog-alfa
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Thierry Lambert, Chantal Rothschild, Fabienne Volot, Annie Borel-Derlon, Marc Trossaërt, Ségolène Claeyssens-Donadel, Sepideh Attal
BACKGROUND: Nonacog alfa, the recombinant Factor IX (F IX) used for the treatment of hemophilia B, was approved in Europe in 1998. A reformulated version was approved for European use in 2007. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This postmarketing study, as recommended by the risk management plan, was conducted to confirm the safety of reformulated nonacog alfa in a usual care setting in France. This open-label, noninterventional, prospective, longitudinal postmarketing study comprised 19 French hemophilia centers...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337750/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-drugs-used-to-reverse-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Luis Teodoro da Luz, Mylene Marchand, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Homer Tien, Avery Nathens, Prakesh Shah
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are effective and safe for prophylaxis and treatment of thromboembolic phenomena. However, managing DOACs during bleeding emergencies is challenging. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on studies addressing efficacy and safety of the drugs used for reversal of DOACs. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched up to September 2016. Studies that examined clinical and laboratory effects of drugs used to reverse DOACs were included...
March 24, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337524/quantitative-analysis-of-efficacy-and-associated-factors-of-calcium-intake-on-bone-mineral-density-in-postmenopausal-women
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J Wu, L Xu, Y Lv, L Dong, Q Zheng, L Li
A model-based meta-analysis method was performed to quantitatively analyze the efficacy characteristics of calcium intake in BMD increase among postmenopausal women. We found that age and calcium intake dose were key factors affecting the efficiency and onset of BMD change, and daily 1200 mg calcium was suggested to be a beneficial dosage. INTRODUCTION: This paper aims to quantify the efficacy of calcium intake in preventing bone mineral density (BMD) decrease among postmenopausal women and to investigate the factors that may affect the efficacy...
March 23, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337482/efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-digital-single-operator-peroral-cholangioscopy-guided-laser-lithotripsy-for-complicated-biliary-stones
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John Ct Wong, Raymond Sy Tang, Anthony Yb Teoh, Joseph Jy Sung, James Yw Lau
Background/study aims Laser lithotripsy can effectively fragment complicated biliary stones, but current cholangioscopes are limited by fragility, restricted mobility or moderate visual resolution. The efficacy and safety of a new digital single-operator peroral cholangioscope to guide laser lithotripsy were evaluated. Patients and methods In this prospective single-center series, consecutive patients with complicated biliary stones, defined as impacted stones > 1.5 cm in size and wider than the more distal common bile duct, or stones that failed extraction by basket mechanical lithotripsy, underwent ERCP and SpyGlass DS peroral cholangioscope (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, United States)-guided laser lithotripsy...
January 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336527/a-phase-i-clinical-trial-of-single-agent-selinexor-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Ramiro Garzon, Michael Savona, Rachid Baz, Michael Andreeff, Nashat Gabrail, Martin Gutierrez, Lynn Savoie, Morten Mau-Sorensen, Nina Wagner-Johnston, Karen Yee, T J Unger, Jean Richard Saint-Martin, Robert Carlson, Tami Rashal, Trinayan Kashyap, Boris Klebanov, Sharon Shacham, Michael Kauffman, Richard Stone
Selinexor is a novel, first-in-class, Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound, which blocks XPO1 function, leads to nuclear accumulation of tumor suppressor proteins (TSPs) and induces cancer cell death. A phase I dose-escalation study was initiated to examine the safety and efficacy of selinexor in patients with advanced hematological malignancies. Ninety-five patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) were enrolled between January 2013 and June 2014 to receive 4, 8 or 10 doses of selinexor in 21- or 28-day cycle...
March 23, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335899/percutaneous-plug-based-arteriotomy-closure-device-for-large-bore-access-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Azeem Latib, Jan van der Heyden, Lennart van Gils, Joost Daemen, Todd Sorzano, Jurgen Ligthart, Karin Witberg, Thom de Kroon, Nathaniel Maor, Antonio Mangieri, Matteo Montorfano, Peter P de Jaegere, Antonio Colombo, Gary Roubin
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to study the safety and efficacy of the MANTA Vascular Closure Device (VCD), a novel collagen-based technology dedicated to closure of large-bore arteriotomies. BACKGROUND: Novel transfemoral therapeutic interventions requiring large-bore catheters have become valid minimally invasive options but have inherent access management challenges. To date, no dedicated vascular closure devices exist for large arteriotomies. METHODS: A prospective, single-arm clinical investigation enrolling patients who underwent elective percutaneous interventions with large-bore catheters and planned percutaneous arteriotomy closure in 3 European institutions...
March 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335887/trastuzumab-in-combination-with-weekly-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-as-neo-adjuvant-treatment-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer-the-train-study
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Mette S van Ramshorst, Erik van Werkhoven, Ingrid A M Mandjes, Margaret Schot, Jelle Wesseling, Marie-Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Jetske M Meerum Terwogt, Monique E M Bos, Hendrika M Oosterkamp, Sjoerd Rodenhuis, Sabine C Linn, Gabe S Sonke
AIM: To determine the efficacy and safety of an anthracycline-free neo-adjuvant regimen consisting of weekly paclitaxel, carboplatin and trastuzumab in HER2-positive breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage II or III HER2-positive breast cancer received weekly paclitaxel ([P], 70 mg/m(2)), trastuzumab ([T], 2 mg/kg, loading dose 4 mg/kg) and carboplatin ([C], AUC = 3 mg ml(-1) min) for 24 weeks. In weeks 7, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 24, trastuzumab was administered without chemotherapy...
March 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335786/matching-safety-to-access-global-actors-and-pharmacogovernance-in-kenya-a-case-study
#18
Kathy Moscou, Jillian C Kohler
BACKGROUND: The Kenyan government has sought to address inadequacies in its National Pharmaceutical Policy and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board's (PPB) medicines governance by engaging with global actors (e.g. the World Health Organization). Policy actors have influenced the way pharmacovigilance is defined, how challenges are understood and which norms are requisite to address drug safety issues. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between specific modes of engagement among global (exogenous) and domestic actors at the national and sub-national level to identify the positive or negative effect on pharmacovigilance and pharmacogovernance in Kenya...
March 23, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335770/a-model-of-influences-on-the-clinical-learning-environment-the-case-for-change-at-one-u-s-medical-school
#19
Howard B Fleit, Richard J Iuli, Janet E Fischel, Wei-Hsin Lu, Latha Chandran
BACKGROUND: The learning environment within a school of medicine influences medical students' values and their professional development. Despite national requirements to monitor the learning environment, mistreatment of medical students persists. METHODS: We designed a program called WE SMILE: We can Eradicate Student Mistreatment In the Learning Environment with a vision to enhance trainee and faculty awareness and ultimately eliminate medical student mistreatment...
March 23, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335690/promoting-physical-activity-after-stroke-via-self-management-a-feasibility-study
#20
Elisabeth Preston, Catherine M Dean, Louise Ada, Rosalyn Stanton, Sandy Brauer, Suzanne Kuys, Gordon Waddington
BACKGROUND: Many people with mild disability after stroke are physically inactive despite the risk of recurrent stroke. A self-management program may be one strategy to increase physical activity in stroke survivors. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of a self-management program, and determine whether self-management can increase daily physical activity levels and self-efficacy for exercise, decrease cardiovascular risk, and improve walking ability, participation, and quality of life in people with mild disability after stroke...
March 23, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
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