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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076342/knowledge-beliefs-and-attitudes-report-on-patient-care-and-safety-in-undergraduate-students-validating-the-modified-apsq-iii-questionnaire
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Ezequiel García Elorrio, Dolores Macchiavello, Viviana Rodriguez, Yael Catalano, Giuliana Corna, Josefina Dahinten, Marina Ontivero
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety aims to achieve healthcare free of damage. The World Health Organization indicates that this objective is achieved through communication, analysis, and prevention of adverse events in patients. Organizational culture has been identified as one of the main factors for interventions aimed to reduce medical errors; and an essential component of safety culture is the attitude of health professionals towards medical error. Attitudes can be improved through appropriate education in biomedical careers but its inclusion in Argentina is scarce...
December 20, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074581/conflating-capacity-authority-why-we-re-asking-the-wrong-question-in-the-adolescent-decision-making-debate
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Erica K Salter
Whether adolescents should be allowed to make their own medical decisions has been a topic of discussion in bioethics for at least two decades now. Are adolescents sufficiently capacitated to make their own medical decisions? Is the mature-minor doctrine, an uncommon legal exception to the rule of parental decision-making authority, something we should expand or eliminate? Bioethicists have dealt with the curious liminality of adolescents-their being neither children nor adults-in a variety of ways. However, recently there has been a trend to rely heavily, and often exclusively, on emerging neuroscientific and psychological data to answer these questions...
January 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060981/-communication-of-medical-errors-to-patients-questions-and-tools
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María Luz Bascuñán, Ana María Arriagada
For several years and in many different ways, medical errors have been studied. As expected, the majority of efforts have been directed to prevent clinical errors during the different phases of health care. Nevertheless, less attention has been given to what happens when a negative effect has already occurred. The present work describes the doubts and difficulties that doctors deal with when facing an error and to describe the communicational tools that the literature offers to cope with them. The definition of medical error was the starting point that was used to later analyze the evidence about what, why and how to inform medical errors from an ethical and technical point of view...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057945/ismp-medication-error-report-analysis-aggrastat-argatroban-mix-ups-don-t-expect-radiofrequency-identification-stock-systems-to-be-perfect-paralyzed-by-mistakes-reassess-the-safety-of-neuromuscular-blockers-in-your-facility
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Michael R Cohen, Judy L Smetzer
These medication errors have occurred in health care facilities at least once. They will happen again-perhaps where you work. Through education and alertness of personnel and procedural safeguards, they can be avoided. You should consider publishing accounts of errors in your newsletters and/or presenting them at your inservice training programs. Your assistance is required to continue this feature. The reports described here were received through the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Errors Reporting Program...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047831/we-f-brc-00-keynote-address-learning-from-medical-errors-a-partnership-for-progress
#5
Michael Herman, Jean Moran
: Leilani Schweitzer understands medical error as few others do: through the death of her child. Faced with this profound loss, she has made a choice. Instead of pursing action through the courts she works with healthcare community to understand why mistakes happen and what can be done to respond to them in a meaningful way. In this keynote address for the TG100 Certificate Course on Risk Analysis, she will share her story and the lessons that have emerged. She will highlight the importance of investigating and understanding errors, as well as the role of leadership in accomplishing this...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047175/we-f-brc-01-keynote-address-learning-from-medical-errors-a-partnership-for-progress
#6
L Schweitzer
: Leilani Schweitzer understands medical error as few others do: through the death of her child. Faced with this profound loss, she has made a choice. Instead of pursing action through the courts she works with healthcare community to understand why mistakes happen and what can be done to respond to them in a meaningful way. In this keynote address for the TG100 Certificate Course on Risk Analysis, she will share her story and the lessons that have emerged. She will highlight the importance of investigating and understanding errors, as well as the role of leadership in accomplishing this...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040687/de-identification-of-patient-notes-with-recurrent-neural-networks
#7
Franck Dernoncourt, Ji Young Lee, Ozlem Uzuner, Peter Szolovits
OBJECTIVE: Patient notes in electronic health records (EHRs) may contain critical information for medical investigations. However, the vast majority of medical investigators can only access de-identified notes, in order to protect the confidentiality of patients. In the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines 18 types of protected health information that needs to be removed to de-identify patient notes. Manual de-identification is impractical given the size of electronic health record databases, the limited number of researchers with access to non-de-identified notes, and the frequent mistakes of human annotators...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038759/-medication-errors-in-anesthesia-unacceptable-or-unavoidable
#8
Ira Dhawan, Anurag Tewari, Sankalp Sehgal, Ashish Chandra Sinha
Medication errors are the common causes of patient morbidity and mortality. It adds financial burden to the institution as well. Though the impact varies from no harm to serious adverse effects including death, it needs attention on priority basis since medication errors' are preventable. In today's world where people are aware and medical claims are on the hike, it is of utmost priority that we curb this issue. Individual effort to decrease medication error alone might not be successful until a change in the existing protocols and system is incorporated...
December 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026851/the-terminologia-anatomica-matters-examples-from-didactic-scientific-and-clinical-practice
#9
Bartłomiej Strzelec, Piotr P Chmielewski, Bohdan Gworys
The proper usage of the anatomical terminology is of paramount importance to all medical professionals. Although a multitude of studies have been devoted to issues associated with the use and application of the recent version of the anatomical terminology in both theoretical medicine and clinical practice, there are still many unresolved problems such as confusing terms, inconsistencies, and errors, including grammar and spelling mistakes. The aim of this article is to describe the current situation of the anatomical terminology and its usage in practice, as well as explain why it is so important to use precise, appropriate, and valid anatomical terms during the everyday communication among physicians from all medical branches...
December 27, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003176/securing-the-continuity-of-medical-competence-in-times-of-demographic-change-a-proposal
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Joachim Paul Hasebrook, Jürgen Hinkelmann, Thomas Volkert, Sibyll Rodde, Klaus Hahnenkamp
BACKGROUND: University hospitals make up the backbone of medical and economic services of hospitals in Germany: they qualify specialist physicians, ensure medical research, and provide highly specialized maximum medical care, which other hospitals cannot undertake. In addition to this assignment, medical research and academic teaching must be managed despite a growing shortage of specialist physicians. By the year 2020, the need for the replacement of retired physicians and increased demand will total 30,000 positions...
December 21, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978792/predicting-stability-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci-findings-of-a-community-based-sample
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Sinika Ellendt, Bianca Voß, Nils Kohn, Lisa Wagels, Katharina Goerlich, Eva Drexler, Frank Schneider, Ute Habel
BACKGROUND: Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia. However, much heterogeneity concerning neuropsychological measures, prevalence and progression rates impedes distinct diagnosis and treatment implications. OBJECTIVE: Aim of the present study was the identification of specific tests providing a high certainty for stable MCI and factors that precipitate instability of MCI in a community based sample examined at three measurement points...
December 13, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965416/a-patient-feedback-reporting-tool-for-opennotes-implications-for-patient-clinician-safety-and-quality-partnerships
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Sigall K Bell, Macda Gerard, Alan Fossa, Tom Delbanco, Patricia H Folcarelli, Kenneth E Sands, Barbara Sarnoff Lee, Jan Walker
BACKGROUND: OpenNotes, a national movement inviting patients to read their clinicians' notes online, may enhance safety through patient-reported documentation errors. OBJECTIVE: To test an OpenNotes patient reporting tool focused on safety concerns. METHODS: We invited 6225 patients through a patient portal to provide note feedback in a quality improvement pilot between August 2014 and 2015. A link at the end of the note led to a 9-question survey...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921426/-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Hana Krejčí
The present generation of women of childbearing age more frequently suffer from overweight, obesity, initial as well as fully established metabolic syndrome, which together with postponing motherhood until the third decade in life plays an important role in the increasing incidence of gestational diabetes (GDM) that currently affects about 1/5 of pregnant women. However the causal link between diabetes during pregnancy and metabolic diseases in the whole population is mutual. By way of epigenetic changes, maternal diabetes unfavourably programmes metabolism of the offspring, who tend to transfer the disorder to the next generations...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917768/iatrogenic-medication-errors-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-durban-south-africa
#14
A Gokhul, P M Jeena, A Gray
BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic medication errors due to calculation errors are an under-reported concern in children. OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and source of iatrogenic medication errors in a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in the PICU at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, Durban, South Africa, over a 3-month period in 2014. Medication-related calculation skills of medical practitioners and nurses were assessed through the voluntary anonymous completion of a questionnaire...
December 1, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905285/the-current-status-of-ticks-in-turkey-a-100-year-period-review-from-1916-to-2016
#15
Abdullah İnci, Alparslan Yıldırım, Önder Düzlü
Environmental and bio-ecological changes, some administrative and political mistakes, and global warming seriously affect the behaviors of ticks in Turkey and globally. The global public sensitivity toward tick infestations has increased along with increases in tick-borne diseases (TBDs). Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a new political concept, "One Health," for specific struggle strategies against tick infestations and TBDs. To highlight the importance of the issue, the WHO had declared the year 2015 for vector-borne diseases and adopted the slogan "small bites big threat"...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904636/effect-of-cognitive-behavioral-stress-management-program-on-psychosomatic-patients-quality-of-life
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Zahra Ghazavi, Esmat Rahimi, Mohsen Yazdani, Hamid Afshar
BACKGROUND: Level of stress and its management affects the dimensions of psychosomatic patients' quality of life (QoL), which is an important psychological issue. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of cognitive behavioral stress management program on psychosomatic patients' QoL. In cognitive behavioral method, patients discover thought and behavioral mistakes and recover them. The criterion to evaluate the success of the present study was measurement of the patients' QoL and its notable improvement after intervention...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904419/reporting-statistical-results-in-medical-journals
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EDITORIAL
Wan Nor Arifin, Abdullah Sarimah, Bachok Norsa'adah, Yaacob Najib Majdi, Ab Hamid Siti-Azrin, Musa Kamarul Imran, Abd Aziz Aniza, Lin Naing
Statistical editors of the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS) must go through many submitted manuscripts, focusing on the statistical aspect of the manuscripts. However, the editors notice myriad styles of reporting the statistical results, which are not standardised among the authors. This could be due to the lack of clear written instructions on reporting statistics in the guidelines for authors. The aim of this editorial is to briefly outline reporting methods for several important and common statistical results...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891020/preventing-medico-legal-issues-in-clinical-practice
#18
REVIEW
Bevinahalli N Raveesh, Ragavendra B Nayak, Shivakumar F Kumbar
The medical profession is considered to be one of the noblest professions in the world. The practice of medicine is capable of rendering noble service to humanity provided due care, sincerity, efficiency, and professional skill is observed by the doctors. However, today, the patient-doctor relationship has almost diminished its fiduciary character and has become more formal and structured. Doctors are no longer regarded as infallible and beyond questioning. Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business, and the medical profession is increasingly being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813631/a-plea-for-extension-of-the-anatomical-nomenclature-part-1-nervous-system-and-senses
#19
David Kachlík, Vladimir Musil, Vaclav Baca
A correct, exact, concise and detailed anatomical nomenclature is a cornerstone of communication not only in anatomy and related subjects but also in other medical branches and in the whole medical education. Terminologia Anatomica fulfils this task but some important structures are still missing there. The authors have collected and present here a list of terms including their definitions or explanations to provoke discussion about possible extension of the Terminologia Anatomica. The first part of this contribution, presented in this article, comprises 113 terms concerning the regulation systems of the human body: endocrine glands, central and peripheral nervous system, and senses...
November 4, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811577/exploring-the-validity-of-developing-an-interdisciplinarity-score-of-a-patient-s-needs-care-coordination-patient-complexity-and-patient-safety-indicators
#20
Ashley Hodgson, Lacey Etzkorn, Alexander Everhart, Nicholas Nooney, Jessica Bestrashniy
Despite the Affordable Care Act's push to improve the coordination of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions, most measures of coordination quality focus on a specific moment in the care process (e.g., medication errors or transfer between facilities), rather than patient outcomes. One possible supplementary way of measuring the care coordination quality of a facility would be to identify the patients needing the most coordination, and to look at outcomes for that group. This paper lays the groundwork for a new measure of care coordination quality by outlining a conceptual framework that considers the interaction between a patient's interdisciplinarity, biological susceptibility, and procedural intensity...
November 1, 2016: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
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