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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435497/improved-accuracy-and-quality-of-information-during-emergency-department-care-transitions
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Nnaemeka Okafor, Justin Mazzillo, Sara Miller, Kimberly A Chambers, Samar Yusuf, Vanessa Garza-Miranda, Yashwant Chathampally
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal communication during emergency department (ED) care transitions has been shown to contribute to medical errors, sometimes resulting in patient injury and litigation. The study objective was to determine whether a standardized checkout process would decrease the number of relevant missed clinical items (MCI). METHODS: In this prospective pre- and post-intervention study conducted in an urban academic ED, we collected data on omitted or inaccurately conveyed medical information before and after the initiation of a standardized checkout process...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434275/cost-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-home-based-palliative-care-program-for-patients-with-end-stage-heart-failure
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Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Ching So, Alina Yee Man Ng, Po-Tin Lam, Jeffrey Sheung Ching Ng, Nancy Hiu Yim Ng, June Chau, Michael Mau Kwong Sham
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown positive clinical outcomes of specialist palliative care for end-stage heart failure patients, but cost-effectiveness evaluation is lacking. AIM: To examine the cost-effectiveness of a transitional home-based palliative care program for patients with end-stage heart failure patients as compared to the customary palliative care service. DESIGN: A cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial (Trial number: NCT02086305)...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421638/renal-replacement-therapy-and-incremental-hemodialysis-for-veterans-with-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
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Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Susan T Crowley, Srinivasan Beddhu, Joline L T Chen, John T Daugirdas, David S Goldfarb, Anna Jin, Csaba P Kovesdy, David J Leehey, Hamid Moradi, Sankar D Navaneethan, Keith C Norris, Yoshitsugu Obi, Ann O'Hare, Tariq Shafi, Elani Streja, Mark L Unruh, Tushar J Vachharajani, Steven Weisbord, Connie M Rhee
Each year approximately 13,000 Veterans transition to maintenance dialysis, mostly in the traditional form of thrice-weekly hemodialysis from the start. Among >6000 dialysis units nationwide, there are currently approximately 70 Veterans Affairs (VA) dialysis centers. Given this number of VA dialysis centers and their limited capacity, only 10% of all incident dialysis Veterans initiate treatment in a VA center. Evidence suggests that, among Veterans, the receipt of care within the VA system is associated with favorable outcomes, potentially because of the enhanced access to healthcare resources...
April 18, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416020/patient-and-family-centered-performance-measures-focused-on-actionable-processes-of-care-for-persistent-and-chronic-critical-illness-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Louise Rose, Laura Istanboulian, Laura Allum, Lisa Burry, Craig Dale, Nicholas Hart, Claire Kydonaki, Pam Ramsay, Natalie Pattison, Bronwen Connolly
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5 to 10% of critically ill patients transition from acute critical illness to a state of persistent and in some cases chronic critical illness. These patients have unique and complex needs that require a change in the clinical management plan and overall goals of care to a focus on rehabilitation, symptom relief, discharge planning, and in some cases, end-of-life care. However, existing indicators and measures of care quality, and tools such as checklists, that foster implementation of best practices, may not be sufficiently inclusive in terms of actionable processes of care relevant to these patients...
April 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413628/american-society-for-enhanced-recovery-aser-and-perioperative-quality-initiative-poqi-joint-consensus-statement-on-optimal-analgesia-within-an-enhanced-recovery-pathway-for-colorectal-surgery-part-2-from-pacu-to-the-transition-home
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Michael J Scott, Matthew D McEvoy, Debra B Gordon, Stuart A Grant, Julie K M Thacker, Christopher L Wu, Tong J Gan, Monty G Mythen, Andrew D Shaw, Timothy E Miller
BACKGROUND: Within an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP), the approach to treating pain should be multifaceted and the goal should be to deliver "optimal analgesia", which we define in this paper as a technique that optimizes patient comfort and facilitates functional recovery with the fewest medication side effects. METHODS: With input from a multidisciplinary, international group of experts and through a structured review of the literature and use of a modified Delphi method, we achieved consensus surrounding the topic of optimal analgesia in the perioperative period for colorectal surgery patients...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412852/transitional-hemodynamics-in-infants-of-diabetic-mothers-by-targeted-neonatal-echocardiography-electrocardiography-and-peripheral-flow-study
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Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz, Giuseppa Pinello, Ettore Piro, Mario Giuffrè, Simona La Placa, Giovanni Corsello
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic alterations of intrauterine environment in diabetes mellitus (DM) lead to fetal cardiac dysfunctions that can persist after birth. The aim of the study was to assess the cardiovascular adaptation in infants born to diabetic mothers (IDM) with different degrees of glycometabolic control, in relation to revised guidelines for diagnosis of DM and quality improvements in neonatal care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational case-control study was conducted on IDM with gestational, type 1, and type 2 DM...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412775/defining-value-in-radiation-oncology-approaches-to-weighing-benefits-vs-costs
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REVIEW
Andre A Konski
The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 initiated discussion regarding transitioning from a fee-for-service arrangement of care reimbursement to value-based care. Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) has been used in the past to quantify value as it relates to the provision of healthcare. New treatments or techniques being compared with other new or existing therapies or approaches to care were determined to be cost-effective if the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was less than $50,000/life-year or quality-adjusted life-year...
April 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404938/a-meta-analytic-review-of-the-relationship-of-cancer-coping-self-efficacy-with-distress-and-quality-of-life
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Andrea Chirico, Fabio Lucidi, Thomas Merluzzi, Fabio Alivernini, Michelino De Laurentiis, Gerardo Botti, Antonio Giordano
Self-efficacy for coping with cancer is a specific construct that refers to behaviors that occur in the course of dealing with a cancer diagnosis, cancer treatments, and transitioning to survivorship. One of the more widely used measures of self-efficacy for coping strategies with cancer is the Cancer Behavior Inventory. The following general questions provide a framework for this research: 1. Is self-efficacy for coping with cancer related to distress and quality of life of a cancer patient?. 2. Do self-efficacy for coping with cancer and the target psychological outcomes (i...
February 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403508/impact-of-transitional-care-services-for-chronically-ill-older-patients-a-systematic-evidence-review
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Mélanie Le Berre, Geva Maimon, Nadia Sourial, Muriel Guériton, Isabelle Vedel
Transitions in care from hospital to primary care for older patients with chronic diseases (CD) are complex and lead to increased mortality and service use. In response to these challenges, transitional care (TC) interventions are being widely implemented. They encompass education on self-management, discharge planning, structured follow-up and coordination among the different healthcare professionals. We conducted a systematic review to determine the effectiveness of interventions targeting transitions from hospital to the primary care setting for chronically ill older patients...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403481/do-flow-and-pulsatility-index-within-the-accepted-ranges-predict-long-term-outcomes-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Maximiliano De Leon, Roberto Stanham, Gerardo Soca, Victor Dayan
Background Transit-time flow measurement (TTFM) is the gold standard for intraoperative detection of graft failure. Several reports show that TTFM and distal coronary bed quality (DCBQ) may also be useful for midterm detection of graft failure. Nonetheless, there are no data regarding their predictive role on long-term outcomes. Methods Patients with three-vessel disease who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in 2006 and received at least one graft to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) or to the first obtuse marginal (OM1) or posterior descending artery (PDA) were included...
April 12, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398538/the-role-of-grit-in-college-student-health-care-management-skills-and-health-related-quality-of-life
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Christina M Sharkey, Dana M Bakula, Kaitlyn L Gamwell, Alexandria J Mullins, John M Chaney, Larry L Mullins
To examine the relationship of grit, an intrapersonal characteristic defined by perseverance and passion for long-term goals, to health care management skills and adolescent and young adult (AYA) health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Higher levels of grit were expected to relate to greater health care management skills and HRQoL, and skills were predicted to mediate the relationship between grit and HRQoL. Four hundred seventy undergraduates ( Mdn age =19, interquartile range = 2) completed online questionnaires, including the short Grit Scale, Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire, and 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) (HRQoL)...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396033/improving-transitions-of-care-across-the-spectrum-of-healthcare-delivery-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-understanding-variability-in-outcomes-across-hospitals-and-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Giana H Davidson, Elizabeth Austin, Lucas Thornblade, Louise Simpson, Thuan D Ong, Hanh Pan, David R Flum
INTRODUCTION: Improving coordination during transitions of care from the hospital to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)s is critical for improving healthcare quality. In 2014, we formed (Improving Nursing Facility Outcomes using Real-Time Metrics, INFORM) to improve transitions of care by identifying structural and process factors that lead to poor clinical outcomes and hospital readmission. METHODS: Stakeholders from 10 SNFs and 4 hospitals collaborated to assess the current hospital and system-level challenges to safe transitions of care and identify targets for interventions...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395175/oxygen-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-perinatal-period
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REVIEW
Isabel Torres-Cuevas, Anna Parra-Llorca, Angel Sánchez-Illana, Antonio Nuñez-Ramiro, Julia Kuligowski, Consuelo Cháfer-Pericás, María Cernada, Justo Escobar, Máximo Vento
Fetal life evolves in a hypoxic environment. Changes in the oxygen content in utero caused by conditions such as pre-eclampsia or type I diabetes or by oxygen supplementation to the mother lead to increased free radical production and correlate with perinatal outcomes. In the fetal-to-neonatal transition asphyxia is characterized by intermittent periods of hypoxia ischemia that may evolve to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy associated with neurocognitive, motor, and neurosensorial impairment. Free radicals generated upon reoxygenation may notably increase brain damage...
March 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392826/nepa-a-new-fixed-combination-of-netupitant-and-palonosetron-is-a-cost-effective-intervention-for-the-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-the-uk
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REVIEW
Helene Cawston, Francois Bourhis, Jennifer Eriksson, Pierfrancesco Ruffo, Paolo D'Agostino, Marco Turini, Lee Schwartzberg, Alistair McGuire
BACKGROUND: The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of NEPA, an oral fixed combination netupitant (NETU, 300 mg) and palonosetron (PA, 0.5 mg) compared with aprepitant and palonosetron (APPA) or palonosetron (PA) alone, to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients undergoing treatment with highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC or MEC) in the UK. SCOPE: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were undertaken to compare NEPA with currently recommended anti-emetics...
2017: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388907/transitions-from-biomedical-to-recovery-oriented-practices-in-mental-health-a-scoping-review-to-explore-the-role-of-internet-based-interventions
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Monica Strand, Deede Gammon, Cornelia M Ruland
BACKGROUND: The Internet is transforming mental health care services by increasing access to, and potentially improving the quality of, care. Internet-based interventions in mental health can potentially play a role in transitions from biomedical to recovery-oriented research and practices, but an overview of what this may entail, current work, and issues that need addressing, is lacking. The objective of this study is to describe Internet-based recovery-oriented interventions (referred to as e-recovery) and current research, and to identify gaps and issues relevant to advancing recovery research and practices through opportunities provided by the Internet...
April 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376438/those-left-behind-from-voluntary-medical-home-reforms-in-ontario-canada
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Tara Kiran, Alexander Kopp, Richard H Glazier
PURPOSE: Health systems are transitioning patients to medical homes to improve health outcomes and reduce cost. We sought to understand the characteristics and quality of care for patients who did and did not participate in the voluntary transition to medical homes. METHODS: We used administrative data for diabetes monitoring and cancer screening to compare services received by patients attached to a medical home (n = 10,785,687) with services received by those seeing a fee-for-service physician (n = 1,321,800) in Ontario, Canada, on March 31, 2011...
November 2016: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375500/neurosurgical-practice-in-transition-a-review
#17
Dong H Kim, T Forcht Dagi, James R Bean
Neurosurgery is experiencing a period of acute change driven by 2 forces: (1) the perception that the healthcare system in the United States is wasteful and that patients are receiving low "value" care, (2) the belief that quality and long-term outcomes can be measured accurately. We believe 3 important shifts will emerge as a result of these forces. First, payment models will change. They will become anchored to a concept of population health, with capitation payments on a per-patient basis going to provider entities that undertake financial risk...
April 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371889/development-and-implementation-of-a-risk-identification-tool-to-facilitate-critical-care-transitions-for-high-risk-surgical-patients
#18
Rebecca L Hoffman, Jason Saucier, Serena Dasani, Tara Collins, Daniel N Holena, Meghan Fitzpatrick, Boris Tsypenyuk, Niels D Martin
Quality problem: Patients recently discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) are at high risk for clinical deterioration. Initial assessment: Unreliable and incomplete handoffs of complex patients contributed to preventable ICU readmissions. Respiratory decompensation was responsible for four times as many readmissions as other causes. Choice of solution: Form a multidisciplinary team to address care coordination surrounding the transfer of patients from the ICU to the surgical ward...
March 22, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370948/cost-effectiveness-of-a-new-urinary-biomarker-based-risk-score-compared-to-standard-of-care-in-prostate-cancer-diagnostics-a-decision-analytical-model
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Siebren Dijkstra, Tim M Govers, Rianne J Hendriks, Jack A Schalken, Wim Van Criekinge, Leander Van Neste, Janneke P C Grutters, J P Michiel Sedelaar, Inge M van Oort
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of a new urinary biomarker-based risk score (SelectMDx) to identify patients for transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy (TRUSGB) and to compare this with the current standard of care (SOC), using only prostate-specific antigen (PSA) to select for TRUSGB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A decision tree and Markov model were developed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of SelectMDx as a reflex test versus SOC in men with a PSA >3 ng/ml...
March 29, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368093/pharmacological-interventions-for-alcoholic-liver-disease-alcohol-related-liver-disease-an-attempted-network-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Elena Buzzetti, Maria Kalafateli, Douglas Thorburn, Brian R Davidson, Maja Thiele, Lise Lotte Gluud, Cinzia Del Giovane, Gro Askgaard, Aleksander Krag, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-related liver disease is due to excessive alcohol consumption. It includes a spectrum of liver diseases such as alcohol-related fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. Mortality associated with alcoholic hepatitis is high. The optimal pharmacological treatment of alcoholic hepatitis and other alcohol-related liver disease remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: To assess the comparative benefits and harms of different pharmacological interventions in the management of alcohol-related liver disease through a network meta-analysis and to generate rankings of the available pharmacological interventions according to their safety and efficacy in order to identify potential treatments...
March 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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