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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634720/the-financial-impact-and-drivers-of-hospital-charges-in-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-and-reconstruction-a-nationwide-inpatient-sample-hospital-analysis
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Alexandra Bucknor, Anmol Chattha, Klaas Ultee, Winona Wu, Parisa Kamali, Patrick Bletsis, Austin Chen, Bernard T Lee, Claire Cronin, Samuel J Lin
PURPOSE: Rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) have increased over the last decade; it is important for surgeons and hospital systems to understand the economic drivers of increased costs in these patients. This study aims to identify factors affecting charges in those undergoing CPM and reconstruction. METHODS: Analysis of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample was undertaken (2009-2012), identifying women aged ≥18 with unilateral breast cancer undergoing unilateral mastectomy with CPM and immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) (CPM group), in addition to unilateral mastectomy and IBR alone (UM group)...
June 20, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632014/coaching-the-coach-a-program-for-development-of-faculty-portfolio-coaches
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Jack Kopechek, Cheryl Bardales, A Todd Lash, Curtis Walker, Sheryl Pfeil, Cynthia H Ledford
PROBLEM: Faculty coaching is recognized as an essential element for effective use of portfolios in undergraduate medical education, yet best practices for training these coaches are uncertain. INTERVENTION: New portfolio coaches participated in a multifaceted training program that included orienting modules, a 7.5-hr training workshop featuring analysis of reflective writing, an Observed Structured Teaching Exercise (OSTE), and subsequent longitudinal coaches' meetings for timely task training...
March 2, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631247/choice-of-reserve-capacity-by-hospitals-a-problem-for-prospective-payment
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Philippe K Widmer, Maria Trottmann, Peter Zweifel
This contribution analyzes the impact of prospective payment on hospital decisions with regard to reserve capacity, using Swiss hospital data covering the years 2004-2009. This data set is unique because it permits distinguishing of institutional characteristics (e.g., ownership status) from the mode of payment as determinants of hospital efficiency, due to the fact that some Swiss cantons introduced prospective payment early while others waited for federal legislation to be enacted in 2012. Since a hospital's choice of reserve capacity depends also on the risk preferences of management while affecting the cost function, heterogeneity is predicted even in the presence of identical technology and factor prices...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630690/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetric-and-gynecological-surgeries-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-rural-india
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Ashish Pathak, Kalpana Mahadik, Manmat B Swami, Pulak K Roy, Megha Sharma, Vijay K Mahadik, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are one of the most common healthcare associated infections in the low-middle income countries. Data on incidence and risk factors for SSI following surgeries in general and Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in particular are scare. This study set out to identify risk factors for SSI in patients undergoing Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in an Indian rural hospital. METHODS: Patients who underwent a surgical procedure between September 2010 to February 2013 in the 60-bedded ward of Obstetric and Gynecology department were included...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600367/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-stratification-model-for-prediction-of-disability-and-hospitalisation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-study-protocol
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Luis García-Olmos, Francisco Rodríguez-Salvanés, Maurice Batlle-Pérez, Río Aguilar-Torres, Carlos Porro-Fernández, Alfredo García-Cabello, Montserrat Carmona, Sergio Ruiz-Alonso, Sofía Garrido-Elustondo, Ángel Alberquilla, Luis María Sánchez-Gómez, Ricardo Sánchez de Madariaga, Elena Monge-Navarrete, Luis Benito-Ortiz, Nicolás Baños-Pérez, Amaya Simón-Puerta, Ana Belén López Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel Martínez-Álvarez, María Ángeles Velilla-Celma, María Isabel Bernal-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) reduces quality of life and causes hospitalisation and death. Identifying predictive factors of such events may help change the natural history of this condition. AIM: To develop and validate a stratification system for classifying patients with CHF, according to their degree of disability and need for hospitalisation due to any unscheduled cause, over a period of 1 year. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Prospective, concurrent, cohort-type study in two towns in the Madrid autonomous region having a combined population of 1 32 851...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592989/outcome-of-hiv-associated-lymphoma-in-a-resource-limited-setting-of-jos-nigeria
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Olugbenga Akindele Silas, Chad J Achenbach, Lifang Hou, Robert L Murphy, Julie O Egesie, Solomon A Sagay, Oche O Agbaji, Patricia E Agaba, Jonah Musa, Agabus N Manasseh, Ezra D Jatau, Ayuba M Dauda, Maxwell O Akanbi, Barnabas M Mandong
BACKGROUND: Lymphoma is a leading cause of cancer-related death among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals in the current era of potent anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Globally, mortality after HIV-associated lymphoma has profound regional variation. Little is known about HIV-associated lymphoma mortality in Nigeria and other resource-limited setting in sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, we evaluated the all-cause mortality after lymphoma and associated risk factors including HIV at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Nigeria...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592480/implementing-family-centered-care-through-facilitated-sensemaking
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Judy E Davidson, Sidney Zisook
The Society of Critical Care Medicine has released updated recommendations for care of the family in neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care units. Translation of the recommendations into practice may benefit from a supporting theoretical framework. Facilitated sensemaking is a mid-range theory built from the same literature that formed the basis for recommendations within the guidelines. The process of facilitated sensemaking may be used to help nurses adopt the SCCM recommendations into practice through the development of caring relationships, promoting family presence, teaching family engagement strategies, and supporting families with communication, information gathering, and participation in decision-making...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587502/ethical-values-in-nurse-education-perceived-by-students-and-educators
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Mahsa Boozaripour, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Mohsen Shahriari, Fariba Borhani
BACKGROUND: Education is considered the first function and mission of the university, and observing educational ethics guarantees the health of the teaching-learning process in the university. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore ethical values in nursing education from the perspective of Iranian nursing students and educators. RESEARCH DESIGN: This qualitative study was conducted using the Thematic Content Analyses method. The data were collected from seven semi-structured individual interviews and three focus group discussions from July to November 2015...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586576/non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-does-anticoagulation-help
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Akhunzada Muhammad Aftab, Mustafa Iqbal, Awais Rauf, Asif Ali
OBJECTIVE: Non Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) is the most common acute optic neuropathy in patients over 50 years of age. This study was conducted to determine the beneficial effects of anticoagulation with Heparin and Warfarin in patients with NAION presenting within 4 weeks of onset of symptoms. METHODS: A prospective, interventional, pilot study was conducted in Eye- A unit of Khyber Teaching Hospital from July 2010 onwards on patients with NAION presenting within 4 weeks of onset of symptoms...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573438/the-incidence-and-severity-of-errors-in-pharmacist-written-discharge-medication-orders
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Raliat Onatade, Sara Sawieres, Alexandra Veck, Lindsay Smith, Shivani Gore, Sumiah Al-Azeib
Background Errors in discharge prescriptions are problematic. When hospital pharmacists write discharge prescriptions improvements are seen in the quality and efficiency of discharge. There is limited information on the incidence of errors in pharmacists' medication orders. Objective To investigate the extent and clinical significance of errors in pharmacist-written discharge medication orders. Setting 1000-bed teaching hospital in London, UK. Method Pharmacists in this London hospital routinely write discharge medication orders as part of the clinical pharmacy service...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558692/the-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-implementing-a-focused-cardiac-ultrasound-course-into-a-medical-school-curriculum
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Sergio L Kobal, Yotam Lior, Alon Ben-Sasson, Noah Liel-Cohen, Ori Galante, Lior Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Teaching cardiac ultrasound to medical students in a brief course is a challenge. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of teaching large groups of medical students the acquisition and interpretation of cardiac ultrasound images using a pocket ultrasound device (PUD) in a short, specially designed course. METHODS: Thirty-one medical students in their first clinical year participated in the study. All were novices in the use of cardiac ultrasound. The training consisted of 4 hours of frontal lectures and 4 hours of hands-on training...
May 30, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557756/factors-associated-with-provider-burnout-in-the-nicu
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Daniel S Tawfik, Ciaran S Phibbs, J Bryan Sexton, Peiyi Kan, Paul J Sharek, Courtney C Nisbet, Joseph Rigdon, Mickey Trockel, Jochen Profit
BACKGROUND: NICUs vary greatly in patient acuity and volume and represent a wide array of organizational structures, but the effect of these differences on NICU providers is unknown. This study sought to test the relation between provider burnout prevalence and organizational factors in California NICUs. METHODS: Provider perceptions of burnout were obtained from 1934 nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, and respiratory therapists in 41 California NICUs via a validated 4-item questionnaire based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557367/septic-keratitis-in-dogs-cats-and-horses-in-switzerland-associated-bacteria-and-antibiotic-susceptibility
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Anja Suter, Katrin Voelter, Sonja Hartnack, Bernhard Martin Spiess, Simon Anton Pot
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the most common bacterial pathogens associated with septic keratitis in veterinary patients from Switzerland. The second objective was to analyze antibiotic susceptibility test results of the identified bacterial pathogens. The third objective was to evaluate potential breed predispositions to septic keratitis. PROCEDURES: Two hundred and fifty-five cultures and antibiotic susceptibility reports from dogs, cats, and horses with septic keratitis that were presented to the University of Zurich Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital between 2009 and 2013 were reviewed...
May 29, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552418/determining-the-effect-of-external-stressors-on-laparoscopic-skills-and-performance-between-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents
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Gaby N Moawad, Paul Tyan, Dipti Kumar, Jill Krapf, Cherie Marfori, Elias D Abi Khalil, James Robinson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of stress on laparoscopic skills between obstetrics and gynecology residents. DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Urban teaching university hospital. PARTICIPANTS (PATIENTS): Thirty-one obstetrics and gynecology residents, postgraduate years 1 to 4. INTERVENTION: We assessed 4 basic laparoscopic skills at 2 sessions...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550020/translation-adaptation-and-validation-of-two-versions-of-the-chronic-liver-disease-questionnaire-in-malaysian-patients-for-speakers-of-both-english-and-malay-languages-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shasha Khairullah, Sanjiv Mahadeva
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to adapt, translate and validate the Chronic Liver Disease Questionnaire (CLDQ) in Malaysian patients with chronic liver diseases of various aetiologies. SETTING: Tertiary level teaching institution in Malaysia. PARTICIPANTS: The validation process involved 211 adult patients (English language n=101, Malay language n=110) with chronic liver disease. Characteristics of the study subjects were as follows: mean (SD) age was 56 (12...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544250/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-intraoperative-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-postanesthetic-vomiting-and-diarrhea-in-dogs-undergoing-general-anesthesia
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Carlos Torrente, Isabel Vigueras, Edgar G Manzanilla, Cecilia Villaverde, Laura Fresno, Bibiana Carvajal, Marina Fiñana, Cristina Costa-Farré
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of intraoperative gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and postanesthetic vomiting and diarrhea, and to evaluate risk factors associated with these gastrointestinal disorders (GID) in dogs undergoing general anesthesia. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Two hundred thirty-seven client-owned dogs undergoing general inhalant anesthesia for diagnostic or surgical purposes...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540234/does-the-number-of-veins-ligated-during-microsurgical-subinguinal-varicocelectomy-impact-improvement-in-pain-post-surgery
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Haitham Elbardisi, Ashok Agarwal, Ahmad Majzoub, Sami Al Said, Hossameldin Alnawasra, Kareim Khalafalla, Khalid Al Rumaihi, Abdulla Al Ansari, Damayanthi Durairaganayagam, Mohamed Arafa
BACKGROUND: We examined the impact of the number of veins ligated during varicocelectomy on post-surgical improvement of pain in a group of men presenting with clinical varicocele and pain as an indication for surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients presenting with clinical left varicocele to the male infertility unit at a teaching hospital in Qatar. Files of all patients who underwent sub-inguinal microsurgical varicocelectomy were retrieved and categorized into three groups indicating the number of spermatic veins ligated during varicocelectomy...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537854/continuity-of-care-in-dermatology-residency-programs-in-the-united-states
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Tiffany Loh, Aria Vazirnia, Maryam Afshar, Robert Dorschner, Taraneh Paravar
PURPOSE: As established by the AccreditationCouncil for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME),dermatology residents in the United States must participate in continuity clinic. This requirement may be achieved through multiple means, allowing for program variation. To better assess continuity clinic's role in resident learning, more data on this component of graduate medical education is needed. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was distributed via the American Board of Dermatology list serv to all U...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536812/maternal-ascites-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-severe-preeclampsia-a-matched-cohort-study
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J Yavana Suriya, Anish Keepanasseril, K Manikandan, Dilip Kumar Maurya, P Veena, S Soundara Raghavan
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a multi-systemic, multi-organ dysfunction associated with increased maternal and perinatal complications. The presence of maternal ascites, a manifestation of endothelial dysfunction and increased capillary permeability, is shown to be associated with adverse outcomes. We aim to investigate the impact of maternal ascites on pregnancy outcome in women with severe preeclampsia. METHODS: A matched cohort study was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India between March 2014 and March 2015...
May 23, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527544/a-prospective-study-of-nausea-and-vomiting-after-breast-cancer-surgery
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Susan W Wesmiller, Catherine M Bender, Yvette P Conley, Dana H Bovbjerg, Gretchen Ahrendt, Marguerite Bonaventura, Susan M Sereika
PURPOSE: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PDNV) continue to be common and disturbing complications experienced after surgery, particularly in women and especially in women undergoing breast cancer surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence and risk factors associated with PONV and PDNV from preoperative to 48 hours postoperatively in 97 women scheduled for breast cancer surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, comparative design...
June 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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