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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049396/improved-data-validity-in-the-swedish-register-of-palliative-care
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Lisa Martinsson, Per-Anders Heedman, Staffan Lundström, Bertil Axelsson
INTRODUCTION: The Swedish Register of Palliative Care (SRPC) is a national quality register that collects data about end-of-life care from healthcare providers that care for dying patients. Data are used for quality control and research. Data are mainly collected with an end-of-life questionnaire (ELQ), which is completed by healthcare staff after the death of a patient. A previous validity assessment of the ELQ showed insufficient validity in some items including symptom relief. The aim of this study was to examine the validity of the revised ELQ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042804/weight-loss-medications-in-canada-a-new-frontier-or-a-repeat-of-past-mistakes
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Sean Wharton, Jasmine Lee, Rebecca Ag Christensen
Current methods for the treatment of excess weight can involve healthy behavior changes, pharmacotherapy, and surgical interventions. Many individuals are able to lose some degree of weight through behavioral changes; however, they are often unable to maintain their weight loss long-term. This is in part due to physiological processes that cannot be addressed through behavioral changes alone. Bariatric surgery, which is the most successful treatment for excess weight to date, does result in physiological changes that can help with weight loss and weight maintenance...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016595/reporting-of-medical-errors-in-autopsied-cases
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Bikash Sah, B N Yadav, Shivendra Jha, Ashok Ayer, Ajay Kumar Yadav
This report describes the cases autopsied at B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences- Nepal, during the period of two years in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard practice causing the death of the patient. Postmortem examination provides an opportunity to find out the actual cause of death in which the cause of death is suspicious. Sometimes the cause of death found through postmortem examination is different from the clinical cause of death. The autopsy finding on the cause of death will help doctors even to think about unusual conditions that lead to death and hence apply preventive measures for those unusual conditions...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969198/spontaneous-enterocutaneous-fistula-resulting-from-richter-s-hernia
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Ranendra Hajong, Donkupar Khongwar, Ojing Komut, Narang Naku, Kappa Baru
Richter's hernia is due to the entrapment of a part of circumference of the bowel wall. As the bowel continuity is maintained, the patients usually do not have intestinal obstruction. Some patients with Richter's hernia may present with enterocutaneous fistula either spontaneous or due to surgical intervention mistaking the obstructed hernia to be inguinal abscess. This is more so in developing countries due to lack of awareness among the masses or due to the delay in seeking medical attention. Presenting here is a case of a 53-year-old male patient with enterocutaneous fistula which occurred spontaneously and sought medical attention only after about three years of repeated discharge of yellowish fluid from the left inguinal region...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968372/the-implication-of-diagnostic-errors
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Raghav Govindarajan
Diagnostic errors are mistakes in the diagnostic process that lead to a misdiagnosis, a missed diagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis. While the past decade's impetus to improve patient safety has focused on medication errors, health care-associated infections, and postsurgical complications, diagnostic errors have received comparatively less attention. Diagnostic errors will continue to play a major role in the patient safety and quality improvement movement because of their burden on care and their financial burden...
October 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962567/holistic-feedback-approach-with-video-and-peer-discussion-under-teacher-supervision
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Agra Dilshani Hunukumbure, Susan F Smith, Saroj Das
BACKGROUND: High quality feedback is vital to learning in medical education but many students and teachers have expressed dissatisfaction on current feedback practices. Lack of teachers' insight into students' feedback requirements may be a key, which might be addressed by giving control to the students with student led feedback practices. The conceptual framework was built on three dimensions of learning theory by Illeris and Vygotsky's zone of proximal development and scaffolding. We introduced a feedback session with self-reflection and peer feedback in the form of open discussion on video-recorded student performances under teacher's guidance...
September 29, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956300/chronic-disease-and-self-injection-ethnographic-investigations-into-the-patient-experience-during-treatment
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Michael Schiff, Shane Saunderson, Irina Mountian, Paul Hartley
INTRODUCTION: Drug administration by self-injection provides an option to treat chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Crohn's disease (CD). However, a negative self-injection experience for patients may reduce patient adherence to the recommended treatment regimen. In this study, a holistic approach was used to identify common themes along the treatment pathway and at self-injection that, if changed, could improve patient experience and treatment outcomes...
September 27, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949476/mistaking-the-map-for-the-territory-what-society-does-with-medicine-comment-on-medicalisation-and-overdiagnosis-what-society-does-to-medicine
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Alistair Wardrope
Van Dijk et al describe how society's influence on medicine drives both medicalisation and overdiagnosis, and allege that a major political and ethical concern regarding our increasingly interpreting the world through a biomedical lens is that it serves to individualise and depoliticize social problems. I argue that for medicalisation to serve this purpose, it would have to exclude the possibility of also considering problems in other (social or political) terms; but to think that medical descriptions of the world seek to or are able to do this is to misunderstand the purpose and function of model construction in science in general, and medicine in particular...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904910/complications-acknowledging-managing-and-coping-with-human-error
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REVIEW
Sevann Helo, Carol-Anne E Moulton
Errors are inherent in medicine due to the imperfectness of human nature. Health care providers may have a difficult time accepting their fallibility, acknowledging mistakes, and disclosing errors. Fear of litigation, shame, blame, and concern about reputation are just some of the barriers preventing physicians from being more candid with their patients, despite the supporting body of evidence that patients cite poor communication and lack of transparency as primary drivers to file a lawsuit in the wake of a medical complication...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904274/factors-relating-to-self-efficacy-among-psychiatric-nurses
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Hironori Yada, Mako Kobayashi, Ryo Odachi, Toshie Yamane
This study aimed to clarify the factors related to self-efficacy experienced by psychiatric nurses. Analysis of qualitative descriptive data from a free self-description questionnaire administered to 16 psychiatric nurses working in psychiatric hospitals revealed 24 codes across the following 8 categories as factors that increase self-efficacy: A1. possibility of practical use in nursing, A2. nursing judgment, A3. improvement of psychiatric symptoms, A4. the patients presenting a positive attitude, A5. building a relationship of trust with the patients, A6...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884322/assessment-of-sleepiness-fatigue-and-depression-among-gulf-cooperation-council-commercial-airline-pilots
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Tareq M Aljurf, Awad H Olaish, Ahmed S BaHammam
PURPOSE: No studies have assessed the prevalence of fatigue, depression, sleepiness, and the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among commercial airlines pilots in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). METHODS: This was a quantitative cross-sectional study conducted among pilots who were on active duty and had flown during the past 6 months for one of three commercial airline companies. We included participants with age between 20 and 65 years. Data were collected using a predesigned electronic questionnaire composed of questions related to demographic information in addition to the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), the Berlin Questionnaire, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
September 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878928/evaluation-of-a-guided-continuous-quality-improvement-program-in-community-pharmacies
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Chanadda Chinthammit, Michael T Rupp, Edward P Armstrong, Tara Modisett, Rebecca P Snead, Terri L Warholak
BACKGROUND: The importance of creating and sustaining a strong culture of patient safety has been recognized as a critical component of safe medication use. This study aims to assess changes in attitudes toward patient safety culture and frequency of quality-related event (QRE) reporting after guided implementation of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program in a panel of community pharmacies in the United States (U.S.). METHODS: Twenty-one community pharmacies volunteered to participate in the project and were randomly assigned to intervention or control groups...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870178/using-total-quality-management-approach-to-improve-patient-safety-by-preventing-medication-error-incidences
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Nadin Yousef, Farah Yousef
BACKGROUND: Whereas one of the predominant causes of medication errors is a drug administration error, a previous study related to our investigations and reviews estimated that the incidences of medication errors constituted 6.7 out of 100 administrated medication doses. Therefore, we aimed by using six sigma approach to propose a way that reduces these errors to become less than 1 out of 100 administrated medication doses by improving healthcare professional education and clearer handwritten prescriptions...
September 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863019/pediatric-anesthesiology-fellows-perception-of-quality-of-attending-supervision-and-medical-errors
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Hubert A Benzon, John Hajduk, Gildasio De Oliveira, Santhanam Suresh, Sarah L Nizamuddin, Robert McCarthy, Narasimhan Jagannathan
BACKGROUND: Appropriate supervision has been shown to reduce medical errors in anesthesiology residents and other trainees across various specialties. Nonetheless, supervision of pediatric anesthesiology fellows has yet to be evaluated. The main objective of this survey investigation was to evaluate supervision of pediatric anesthesiology fellows in the United States. We hypothesized that there was an indirect association between perceived quality of faculty supervision of pediatric anesthesiology fellow trainees and the frequency of medical errors reported...
August 31, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855495/adult-onset-leukoencephalopathy-with-axonal-spheroids-and-pigmented-glia-a-case-presented-brain-calcification-and-corpus-callosum-atrophy-from-over-10-years-before-the-onset-of-dementia
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Miyuki Okamoto, Jun Takeshita, Kazunori Takahashi, Akio Tanaka, Kunihiro Yoshida, Masaru Kuriyama
A 44-year-old man made many mistakes at work over a year. Eleven years prior, he had had medical examination with headache. He presented with symptoms consistent with frontal lobe dysfunction including cognitive decline, and bilateral pyramidal signs. Brain MRI showed cerebral atrophy, localized atrophy of corpus callosum, asymmetrical white matter lesions and multiple cystic lesions. CT images showed bilateral calcifications in the parietal subcortical white matter. Reconstructed sagittal CT images showed bilateral calcifications in the frontal white matter adjacent to the anterior horns of the lateral ventricles, which had a symmetrical "stepping stone appearance" in the frontal pericallosal regions...
September 30, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836267/when-and-how-can-real-world-data-analyses-substitute-for-randomized-controlled-trials
#16
Jessica M Franklin, Sebastian Schneeweiss
Regulators consider randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as the gold standard for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications, but their costs, duration, and limited generalizability have caused some to look for alternatives. Real world evidence based on data collected outside of RCTs, such as registries and longitudinal healthcare databases, can sometimes substitute for RCTs, but concerns about validity have limited their impact. Greater reliance on such real world data (RWD) in regulatory decision making requires understanding why some studies fail while others succeed in producing results similar to RCTs...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765104/a-technological-innovation-to-reduce-prescribing-errors-based-on-implementation-intentions-the-acceptability-and-feasibility-of-myprescribe
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Chris Keyworth, Jo Hart, Hong Thoong, Jane Ferguson, Mary Tully
BACKGROUND: Although prescribing of medication in hospitals is rarely an error-free process, prescribers receive little feedback on their mistakes and ways to change future practices. Audit and feedback interventions may be an effective approach to modifying the clinical practice of health professionals, but these may pose logistical challenges when used in hospitals. Moreover, such interventions are often labor intensive. Consequently, there is a need to develop effective and innovative interventions to overcome these challenges and to improve the delivery of feedback on prescribing...
August 1, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739577/common-pitfalls-and-mistakes-in-the-set-up-analysis-and-interpretation-of-results-in-network-meta-analysis-what-clinicians-should-look-for-in-a-published-article
#18
Anna Chaimani, Georgia Salanti, Stefan Leucht, John R Geddes, Andrea Cipriani
OBJECTIVE: Several tools have been developed to evaluate the extent to which the findings from a network meta-analysis would be valid; however, applying these tools is a time-consuming task and often requires specific expertise. Clinicians have little time for critical appraisal, and they need to understand the key elements that help them select network meta-analyses that deserve further attention, optimising time and resources. This paper is aimed at providing a practical framework to assess the methodological robustness and reliability of results from network meta-analysis...
July 24, 2017: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734118/the-perniciousness-of-perfectionism-a-meta-analytic-review-of-the-perfectionism-suicide-relationship
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Martin M Smith, Simon B Sherry, Samantha Chen, Donald H Saklofske, Christopher Mushquash, Gordon L Flett, Paul L Hewitt
OBJECTIVE: Over 50 years of research implicates perfectionism in suicide. Yet the role of perfectionism in suicide needs clarification due to notable between-study inconsistencies in findings, underpowered studies, and uncertainty about whether perfectionism confers risk for suicide. We addressed this by meta-analyzing perfectionism's relationship with suicide ideation and attempts. We also tested whether self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed perfectionism predicted increased suicide ideation, beyond baseline ideation...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726665/-about-the-role-of-digestive-tract-decompression-in-patients-with-acute-bowel-obstruction-mistakes-complications-and-their-prevention
#20
V Benedykt
The purpose of the work is improvement in treatment of patients with acute small bowel obstruction by justification for gastrointestinal decompression and different methods of small intestine intubation for effective evacuation of itscontents. We conducted morphological and morphometric study of the small intestine in 53 white rats. It was established that acute small bowel obstruction causes expansion of all parts of small bowel microvasculature with significant lesions of venous structures. We revealed thinning of intestinal muscular layer 2...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
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