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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786953/iatrogenic-botulism-outbreak-in-egypt-due-to-a-counterfeit-botulinum-toxin-a-preparation-a-descriptive-series-of-patient-features-and-outcome
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Eman Abdel Monaem Abdel Rashid, Nashwa Mohamed El-Mahdy, Huda Shehata Kharoub, Ahmed Salah Gouda, Naglaa Ahmed ElNabarawy, Bruno Mégarbane
Iatrogenic botulism resulting from the substantial increase in use of botulinum neurotoxin type-A (BoNT-A) treatment is rarely reported. We aimed to describe a large iatrogenic botulism outbreak in Egypt in June-July 2017. Nine patients developed botulism after receiving intramuscular injections of BoNT-A (dose: 200-300 IU) to treat cerebral palsy (N=7), spastic dystonia (N=1), and hyperhidrosis (N=1). Detailed findings were available in 5/9 cases. Patients were admitted to the hospital 5-10 days after the BoNT-A injection...
May 22, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786928/evaluation-of-medication-dose-omissions-amongst-inpatients-in-a-hospital-using-an-electronic-medication-management-system
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Katherine V Hunt, Andrew M Harding, Simone E Taylor, Colin Curtain
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Whilst many dose omissions cause no patient harm, inappropriate dose omissions have been associated with increased length of hospital stay, risk of sepsis, and mortality. This study aimed to comprehensively describe the prevalence and nature of omitted doses overall and of high risk medication dose omissions in an organization using an electronic Medication Management System. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was undertaken in an Australian tertiary referral health service...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786762/chronic-conditions-and-multimorbidity-in-a-primary-care-population-a-study-in-the-swiss-sentinel-surveillance-network-sentinella
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Markus Gnädinger, Lilli Herzig, Alessandro Ceschi, Dieter Conen, Alfred Staehelin, Marco Zoller, Milo A Puhan
OBJECTIVES: To provide estimates of the prevalence of chronic conditions in Swiss primary care. METHODS: In total, 175 general practitioners (GP) or pediatricians (PED) reporting to the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network collected morbidity data. RESULTS: In 26,853 patient contacts, mean (± SD) age was 55.8 ± 21.6 or 6.1 ± 5.7 years (in GPs vs. PEDs, respectively) and 47% were males. In GP patients, median Thurgau Morbidity Index was 2 (IQR 1-3)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786571/-the-disorders-of-the-musculoskeletal-system-in-patients-hospitalized-in-the-geriatric-ward
#4
Maria Matla, Jakub Rajtar-Zembaty, Waldemar Zawada
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: In recent years the interest in the quality of life in old age has been rising, which no doubt is closely linked with the growing population of elderly people. The problems associated with declined functionality of the locomotor system, which naturally occur with age, contribute to increasing morbidity in elderly patients. It is known that lack of exercise can lead to increased aging and disability. Applying the Senior Fitness Test (SFT) allows to explore and assess the patient's mobility...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786162/hospitals-and-the-generic-versus-brand-name-prescription-decision-in-the-outpatient-sector
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Gerald J Pruckner, Thomas Schober
Health care payers try to reduce costs by promoting the use of cheaper generic drugs. We show strong interrelations in drug prescriptions between the inpatient and outpatient sectors by using a large administrative dataset from Austria. Patients with prior hospital visits have a significantly lower probability of receiving a generic drug in the outpatient sector. The size of the effect depends on both the patient and doctor characteristics, which could be related to the differences in hospital treatment and heterogeneity in the physicians' adherence to hospital choices...
May 22, 2018: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786047/establishment-of-a-quantitative-medical-technology-evaluation-system-and-indicators-within-medical-institutions
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Suo-Wei Wu, Tong Chen, Qi Pan, Liang-Yu Wei, Qin Wang, Chao Li, Jing-Chen Song, Ji Luo
Background: The development and application of medical technologies reflect the medical quality and clinical capacity of a hospital. It is also an effective approach in upgrading medical service and core competitiveness among medical institutions. This study aimed to build a quantitative medical technology evaluation system through questionnaire survey within medical institutions to perform an assessment to medical technologies more objectively and accurately, and promote the management of medical quality technologies and ensure the medical safety of various operations among the hospitals...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786021/developing-and-implementing-a-global-emergency-medicine-course-lessons-learned-from-rwanda
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Sojung Yi, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Doris Uwamahoro, Mindi Guptill, Giles N Cattermole
Background: There is a growing demand by medical trainees for meaningful, short-term global emergency medicine (EM) experiences. EM programs in high-income countries (HICs) have forged opportunities for their trainees to access this experience in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, few programs in LMICs have created and managed such courses. As more LMICs establish EM programs, these settings are ideal for developing courses beneficial for all participants. We describe our experience of creating and implementing a short-term global EM course in Rwanda...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785800/organizational-models-for-health-actions-in-the-field-of-blood-and-blood-products-in-brazilian-and-spanish-regional-contexts
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M K Bomfim de Souza
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This article aims to characterize some elements that define the organizational models of healthcare actions in the field of blood and blood products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This exploratory and qualitative study was carried out based on a documentary survey complemented by interviews with key informants of hemotherapy services from three regional territories in Spain and Brazil. RESULTS: It was evidenced demographic, territorial and organizational characteristics, as well as on instruments, resources and individuals involved in the planning, organization and implementation of services and actions in the area...
May 21, 2018: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785684/impact-of-a-clinical-decision-support-system-for-drug-dosage-in-patients-with-renal-failure
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Sophie Desmedt, Anne Spinewine, Michel Jadoul, Séverine Henrard, Dominique Wouters, Olivia Dalleur
Background A clinical decision support system (CDSS) linked to the computerized physician order entry may help improve prescription appropriateness in inpatients with renal insufficiency. Objective To evaluate the impact on prescription appropriateness of a CDSS prescriber alert for 85 drugs in renal failure patients. Setting Before-after study in a 975-bed academic hospital. Method Prescriptions of patients with renal failure were reviewed during two comparable periods of 6 days each, before and after the implementation of the CDSS (September 2009 and 2010)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785664/effect-of-pneumatic-tubing-system-transport-on-platelet-apheresis-units
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Jevgenia Zilberman-Rudenko, Frank Z Zhao, Stephanie E Reitsma, Annachiara Mitrugno, Jiaqing Pang, Joseph J Shatzel, Beth Rick, Christina Tyrrell, Wohaib Hasan, Owen J T McCarty, Martin A Schreiber
Platelet apheresis units are transfused into patients to mitigate or prevent bleeding. In a hospital, platelet apheresis units are transported from the transfusion service to the healthcare teams via two methods: a pneumatic tubing system (PTS) or ambulatory transport. Whether PTS transport affects the activity and utility of platelet apheresis units is unclear. We quantified the gravitational forces and transport time associated with PTS and ambulatory transport within our hospital. Washed platelets and supernatants were prepared from platelet apheresis units prior to transport as well as following ambulatory or PTS transport...
May 21, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785458/high-resolution-standardization-reduces-delay-due-to-workflow-disruptions-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Marco von Strauss Und Torney, Sohelia Aghlmandi, Jasmin Zeindler, Debora Nowakowski, Christian A Nebiker, Christoph Kettelhack, Rachel Rosenthal, Raoul A Droeser, Savas D Soysal, Henry Hoffmann, Robert Mechera
BACKGROUND: Optimal resource utilization in high-cost environments like operating theatres is fundamental in today's cost constrained health care systems. Interruptions of the surgical workflow, i.e. microcomplications (MC), lead to prolonged procedure times and higher costs and can be indicative of surgical mistakes. Reducing MC can improve operating room efficiency and prevent intraoperative complications. We, therefore, aimed to evaluate the impact of a high-resolution standardized laparoscopic cholecystectomy protocol (HRSL) on operative time and intraoperative interruptions in a teaching hospital...
May 21, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785084/impact-of-virtual-reality-simulation-on-learning-barriers-of-phacoemulsification-perceived-by-residents
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Danny Siu-Chun Ng, Zihan Sun, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Simon Tak-Chuen Ko, Jerry Ka-Hing Lok, Timothy Yuk-Yau Lai, Shameema Sikder, Clement C Tham
Objective: To identify residents' perceived barriers to learning phacoemulsification surgical procedures and to evaluate whether virtual reality simulation training changed these perceptions. Design: The ophthalmology residents undertook a simulation phacoemulsification course and proficiency assessment on the Eyesi system using the previously validated training modules of intracapsular navigation, anti-tremor, capsulorrhexis, and cracking/chopping. A cross-sectional, multicenter survey on the perceived difficulties in performing phacoemulsification tasks on patients, based on the validated International Council of Ophthalmology's Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (ICO-OSCAR), using a 5-point Likert scale (1 = least and 5 = most difficulty), was conducted among residents with or without prior simulation training...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785061/targeted-neonatal-echocardiography-tne-consult-service-in-a-large-tertiary-perinatal-center-in-canada
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Ismina Papadhima, Deepak Louis, Jyotsna Purna, Poorva Deshpande, Yenge Diambomba, Shoo Lee, Prakesh Shah, Dany Weisz, Afif El-Khuffash, Patrick J McNamara, Luc Mertens, Amish Jain
OBJECTIVE: To describe the utilization and study the factors associated with the impact on clinical management of a new TNE consultation service in a perinatal center. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all neonates who underwent TNE consultation at the neonatal unit of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada (November 2011 and July 2015). The consults that had "impact" were defined as those that led to a TNE suggested change in the clinical management within 6 h of its recommendation...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784864/group-iia-secreted-phospholipase-a-2-in-human-serum-kills-commensal-but-not-clinical-enterococcus-faecium-isolates
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Fernanda L Paganelli, Helen L Leavis, Samantha He, Nina M van Sorge, Christine Payré, Gérard Lambeau, Rob J L Willems, Suzan H M Rooijakkers
Human innate immunity employs cellular and humoral mechanisms to facilitate rapid killing of invading bacteria. The direct killing of bacteria by human serum is mainly attributed to the activity of the complement system that forms pores in Gram-negative bacteria. Although Gram-positive bacteria are considered resistant to serum killing, we here uncover that normal human serum effectively kills Enterococcus faecium. Comparison of a well-characterized collection of commensal and clinical E. faecium isolates revealed that human serum specifically kills commensal E...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784754/pediatric-adhd-medication-exposures-reported-to-us-poison-control-centers
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Samantha A King, Marcel J Casavant, Henry A Spiller, Nichole L Hodges, Thitphalak Chounthirath, Gary A Smith
: media-1vid110.1542/5754332180001PEDS-VA_2017-3872 Video Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics and trends of exposures to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among individuals 0 to 19 years old reported to US poison control centers. METHODS: National Poison Data System data from 2000 through 2014 were retrospectively analyzed to examine pediatric ADHD medication exposures. RESULTS: From 2000 through 2014, there were 156 365 exposures reported to US poison control centers related to ADHD medications...
May 21, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784607/telestroke-adoption-among-community-hospitals-in-north-carolina-a-cross-sectional-study
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Christopher M Shea, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Kea Turner, Steve North, Kristin L Reiter
OBJECTIVE: This study identifies community and hospital characteristics associated with adoption of telestroke among acute care hospitals in North Carolina (NC). METHODS: Our sample included 107 hospitals located in NC. Our analytic dataset included variables from the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual survey, AHA Health IT supplement, Healthcare Cost Report Information System, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER online database. We supplemented our secondary sources with data on telestroke adoption and market-level variables developed for NC...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784549/cost-implications-of-varying-the-surgical-technique-surgical-setting-and-anesthesia-type-for-carpal-tunnel-release-surgery
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Nikolas H Kazmers, Angela P Presson, Yizhe Xu, Abby Howenstein, Andrew R Tyser
PURPOSE: Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is a common surgical procedure, representing a financial burden to the health care system. The purpose of this study was to test whether the choice of CTR technique (open carpal tunnel release [OCTR] vs endoscopic carpal tunnel release [ECTR]), surgical setting (operating room vs procedure room [PR]), and anesthetic type (local, monitored anesthesia care [MAC], Bier block, general) affected costs or payments. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients undergoing isolated unilateral CTR between July 2014, and October 2017, at a single academic medical center were identified...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784512/epidemiology-and-etiology-of-invasive-bacterial-infection-in-infants-%C3%A2-60-days-old-treated-in-emergency-departments
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Christopher Woll, Mark I Neuman, Christopher M Pruitt, Marie E Wang, Eugene D Shapiro, Samir S Shah, Russell J McCulloh, Lise E Nigrovic, Sanyukta Desai, Adrienne G DePorre, Rianna C Leazer, Richard D Marble, Fran Balamuth, Elana A Feldman, Laura F Sartori, Whitney L Browning, Paul L Aronson
OBJECTIVES: To help guide empiric treatment of infants ≤60 days old with suspected invasive bacterial infection by describing pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibilities. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of infants ≤60 days old with invasive bacterial infection (bacteremia and/or bacterial meningitis) evaluated in the emergency departments of 11 children's hospitals between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2016. Each site's microbiology laboratory database or electronic medical record system was queried to identify infants from whom a bacterial pathogen was isolated from either blood or cerebrospinal fluid...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784471/rotavirus-gastroenteritis-surveillance-in-azerbaijan-2011-2016
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Nazifa Mursalova, Nazim Shugayev, Javahir Suleymanova, Danni S Daniels, Annemarie Wasley, Adam L Cohen, Negar Aliabadi
INTRODUCTION: Rotavirus is a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis and mortality among children worldwide but data describing rotavirus disease in Azerbaijan are lacking. This analysis describes the rotavirus disease burden in Baku, the largest city in Azerbaijan. METHODS: We conducted active, prospective, sentinel hospital surveillance with laboratory confirmation for rotavirus among children under 5 years of age hospitalized at a large pediatric hospital in Baku during 2011-2016...
May 18, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784137/factors-influencing-the-documentation-of-fertility-related-discussions-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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G Skaczkowski, V White, K Thompson, H Bibby, M Coory, R Pinkerton, W Nicholls, L M Orme, R Conyers, M B Phillips, M Osborn, R Harrup, A Anazodo
PURPOSE: A cancer diagnosis and treatment may have significant implications for a young patient's future fertility. Documentation of fertility-related discussions and actions is crucial to providing the best follow-up care, which may occur for many years post-treatment. This study examined the rate of medical record documentation of fertility-related discussions and fertility preservation (FP) procedures for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer in Australia. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records for 941 patients in all six Australian states...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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