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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809203/clinical-simulation-a-protocol-for-evaluation-of-mobile-technology
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Carey Mather, Sanne Jensen, Elizabeth Cummings
For mobile technology to be accepted at point of care in healthcare environments there is a need to demonstrate benefits whilst ameliorating the risks and challenges. To provide a standardised approach to evaluation of mobile technology a simulation protocol was developed to provide guidance for its use in healthcare environments. Simulated conditions provide the opportunity to assess intended and unintended consequences and identify potential workarounds when using technology. The protocol can also be used to demonstrate the importance of the development of digital professionalism by end-users prior to students entering the clinical practice setting...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805464/advancing-preparedness-for-highly-hazardous-contagious-diseases-admitting-10-simulated-patients-with-mers-cov
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Angela Vasa, Philip W Smith, Michelle Schwedhelm, Theodore J Cieslak, John Lowe, Christopher J Kratochvil, Elizabeth L Beam, Kate Boulter, Angela Hewlett
The Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016 highlighted the need for the development of a more robust healthcare infrastructure in the United States to provide isolation care for patients infected with a highly hazardous contagious disease. Routine exercises and skills practice are required to effectively and safely prepare care teams to confidently treat this special population of patients. The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU) at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha has been conducting exercises since 2005 when the unit was opened...
August 14, 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804939/assessing-the-application-of-knowledge-in-clinical-problem-solving-the-structured-professional-reasoning-exercise
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M P Escudier, M J Woolford, J A Tricio
INTRODUCTION: Clinical reasoning is a fundamental and core clinical competence of healthcare professionals. The study aimed to investigate the utility of the Structured Professional Reasoning Exercise (SPRE), a new competence assessment method designed to measure dental students' clinical reasoning in simulated scenarios, covering the clinical areas of Oral Disease, Primary Dental Care and Restorative Dentistry, Child Dental Health and Dental Practice and Clinical Governance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 313 year-5 students sat for the assessment...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804730/breast-dose-reduction-with-organ-based-wide-angle-tube-current-modulated-ct
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Wanyi Fu, Gregory M Sturgeon, Greeshma Agasthya, William Paul Segars, Anuj J Kapadia, Ehsan Samei
This study aimed to estimate the organ dose reduction potential for organ-dose-based tube current modulated (ODM) thoracic computed tomography (CT) with a wide dose reduction arc. Twenty-one computational anthropomorphic phantoms (XCAT) were used to create a virtual patient population with clinical anatomic variations. The phantoms were created based on patient images with normal anatomy (age range: 27 to 66 years, weight range: 52.0 to 105.8 kg). For each phantom, two breast tissue compositions were simulated: [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] (glandular-to-adipose ratio)...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797241/hospital-treatment-costs-and-length-of-stay-associated-with-hypertension-and-multimorbidity-after-hemorrhagic-stroke
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Adrian V Specogna, Tanvir C Turin, Scott B Patten, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified various treatment and patient characteristics that may be associated with higher hospital cost after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH); a devastating type of stroke. Patient morbidity is perhaps the least understood of these cost-driving factors. We describe how hypertension and other patient morbidities affect length of stay, and hospital treatment costs after ICH using primary and simulated data. We also describe the relationship between cost and length of stay within these patients...
August 10, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796625/collaborative-ehealth-meets-security-privacy-enhancing-patient-profile-management
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Rosa Sanchez-Guerrero, Florina Almenarez, Daniel Diaz-Sanchez, Patricia Arias, Andres Marin
Collaborative healthcare environments offer potential benefits, including enhancing the healthcare quality delivered to patients and reducing costs. As a direct consequence, sharing of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) among healthcare providers has experienced a noteworthy growth in the last years, since it enables physicians to remotely monitor patients' health and enables individuals to manage their own health data more easily. However, these scenarios face significant challenges regarding security and privacy of the extremely sensitive information contained in EHRs...
August 7, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795061/a-multi-agent-based-approach-for-prehospital-emergency-management
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Reza Safdari, Jaleh Shoshtarian Malak, Niloofar Mohammadzadeh, Azimeh Danesh Shahraki
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate an architecture to automate the prehospital emergency process to categorize the specialized care according to the situation at the right time for reducing the patient mortality and morbidity. METHODS: Prehospital emergency process were analyzed using existing prehospital management systems, frameworks and the extracted process were modeled using sequence diagram in Rational Rose software. System main agents were identified and modeled via component diagram, considering the main system actors and by logically dividing business functionalities, finally the conceptual architecture for prehospital emergency management was proposed...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768779/cost-effectiveness-of-patellofemoral-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-younger-patients
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H Chawla, B U Nwachukwu, J P van der List, A A Eggman, A D Pearle, H M Ghomrawi
AIMS: Patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) has experienced significant improvements in implant survivorship with second generation designs. This has renewed interest in PFA as an alternative to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for younger active patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PF OA). We analysed the cost-effectiveness of PFA versus TKA for the management of isolated PF OA in the United States-based population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a Markov transition state model to compare cost-effectiveness between PFA and TKA...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762051/can-premium-differentiation-counteract-adverse-selection-in-the-dutch-supplementary-health-insurance-a-simulation-study
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K P M van Winssen, R C van Kleef, W P M M van de Ven
Most health insurers in the Netherlands apply community-rating and open enrolment for supplementary health insurance, although it is offered at a free market. Theoretically, this should result in adverse selection. There are four indications that adverse selection indeed has started to occur on the Dutch supplementary insurance market. The goal of this paper is to analyze whether premium differentiation would be able to counteract adverse selection. We do this by simulating the uptake and premium development of supplementary insurance over 25 years using data on healthcare expenses and background characteristics from 110,261 insured...
July 31, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756445/socialising-health-burden-through-different-network-topologies-a-simulation-study
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Adrian Peacock, Anthony Cheung, Peter Kim, Simon K Poon
An aging population and the expectation of premium quality health services combined with the increasing economic burden of the healthcare system requires a paradigm shift toward patient oriented healthcare. The guardian angel theory described by Szolovits [1] explores the notion of enlisting patients as primary providers of information and motivation to patients with similar clinical history through social connections. In this study, an agent based model was developed to simulate to explore how individuals are affected through their levels of intrinsic positivity...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756434/simulating-human-carer-with-an-avatar-to-improve-medication-adherence
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Kerry Y Fang, Heidi Bjering, Athula Ginige
Non-adherence to medication and treatment regimens is considered as a major issue in the healthcare industry as it can lead to negative consequences. Various strategies have been applied to improve adherence, however many of these strategies lack the interaction and personalisation-aspect which has been shown to be crucial to the patients. This paper discusses the importance of personalised interaction in improving patients' medication adherence, and the characteristics needed in an avatar to simulate such human-human interactions...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749979/attitudes-and-decision-making-about-early-infant-versus-early-adolescent-male-circumcision-demand-side-insights-for-sustainable-hiv-prevention-strategies-in-zambia-and-zimbabwe
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Sema K Sgaier, Sunny Sharma, Maria Eletskaya, Ram Prasad, Owen Mugurungi, Bushimbwa Tambatamba, Getrude Ncube, Sinokuthemba Xaba, Alice Nanga, Sehlulekile Gumede-Moyo, Steve Kretschmer
As countries approach their scale-up targets for the voluntary medical male circumcision program for HIV prevention, they are strategizing and planning for the sustainability phase to follow. Global guidance recommends circumcising adolescent (below 14 years) and/or early infant boys (aged 0-60 days), and countries need to consider several factors before prioritizing a cohort for their sustainability phase. We provide community and healthcare provider-side insights on attitudes and decision-making process as a key input for this strategic decision in Zambia and Zimbabwe...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745934/spinal-cord-injury-clinical-registries-improving-care-across-the-sci-care-continuum-by-identifying-knowledge-gaps
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Marcel F Dvorak, Christiana L Cheng, Nader Fallah, Argelio Santos, Derek Atkins, Suzanne Humphreys, Carly S Rivers, Barry A B White, Chester Ho, Henry Ahn, Brian K Kwon, Sean Christie, Vanessa K Noonan
Timely access and ongoing delivery of care and therapeutic interventions is needed to maximize recovery and function after traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). To ensure these decisions are evidence-based, access to consistent, reliable, and valid sources of clinical data is required. The Access to Care and Timing Model used data from the Rick Hansen SCI Registry (RHSCIR) to generate a simulation of healthcare delivery for persons after tSCI and to test scenarios aimed at improving outcomes and reducing the economic burden of SCI...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741903/the-acceptability-and-validity-of-self-collected-nasal-swabs-for-detection-of-influenza-virus-infection-among-older-adults-in-thailand
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Sonal Goyal, Kriengkrai Prasert, Prabda Praphasiri, Malinee Chittaganpitch, Sunthareeya Waicharoen, Darunee Ditsungnoen, Siriluk Jaichuang, Kim A Lindblade
BACKGROUND: Self-collection of nasal swabs could improve the timeliness of influenza virus detection in older adults. OBJECTIVES: Measure the acceptability, adequacy, timeliness and validity of self-collected nasal swabs among adults ≥65 years in Thailand. METHODS: Our evaluation consisted of two parts: a one-month study among randomly-selected, community-dwelling older adults to simulate community-based surveillance for acute respiratory infections (ARI); and a clinic study of older adults with ARI to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of self-collected nasal swabs for influenza virus infection compared with healthcare worker (HCW)-collected nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs...
July 25, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741643/self-reference-plasmonic-sensors-based-on-double-fano-resonances
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Yujia Wang, Chengwei Sun, Hongyun Li, Qihuang Gong, Jianjun Chen
High-sensitivity plasmonic refractive index sensors show great applications in the areas of biomedical diagnostics, healthcare, food safety, environmental monitoring, homeland security, and chemical reactions. However, the unstable and complicated environments considerably limit their practical applications. By employing the independent double Fano resonances in a simple metallic grating, we experimentally demonstrate a self-reference plasmonic sensor, which significantly reduces the error contributions of the light intensity fluctuations in the long-distance propagation and local temperature variations at the metallic grating, and the detection accuracy is guaranteed...
July 25, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741006/measuring-the-effectiveness-of-a-novel-cprcard%C3%A2-feedback-device-during-simulated-chest-compressions-by-non-healthcare-workers
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Alexander E White, Han Xian Ng, Wai Yee Ng, Eileen Kai Xin Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Phek Hui Jade Kua, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for a simple-to-use and easy-to-carry CPR feedback device for laypersons. We aimed to determine if a novel CPRcard™ feedback device improved the quality of chest compressions. METHODS: We compared participants' chest compression rate and depth with and without feedback. Compression data was captured through the CPRcard™ or Resusci Anne's SimPad® SkillReporter™. Compression quality was defined based on 2010 international guidelines for rate, depth and flow fraction...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734705/a-proficiency-based-stepwise-endovascular-curricular-training-prospect-program-enhances-operative-performance-in-real-life-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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H Maertens, R Aggarwal, N Moreels, F Vermassen, I Van Herzeele
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare evolution requires optimisation of surgical training to provide safe patient care. Operating room performance after completion of proficiency based training in vascular surgery has not been investigated. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial evaluated the impact of a Proficiency based Stepwise Endovascular Curricular Training program (PROSPECT) on the acquisition of endovascular skills and the transferability of these skills to real life interventions...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734126/german-estsmoke-estimating-adult-smoking-related-costs-and-consequences-of-smoking-cessation-for-germany
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Diana Sonntag, Simon Gilbody, Winkler Volker, Shehzad Ali
AIMS: We compared predicted lifetime health care costs for current, never and ex-smokers in Germany under the current set of tobacco control polices. We compared these economic consequences of the current situation with an alternative in which Germany were to implement more comprehensive tobacco control policies consistent with the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) guidelines. DESIGN: German EstSmoke, an adapted version of the UK EstSmoke simulation model, applies the Markov modelling approach...
July 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731928/serious-game-versus-online-course-for-pretraining-medical-students-before-a-simulation-based-mastery-learning-course-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomised-controlled-study
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David Drummond, Paul Delval, Sonia Abdenouri, Jennifer Truchot, Pierre-François Ceccaldi, Patrick Plaisance, Alice Hadchouel, Antoine Tesnière
BACKGROUND: Although both recorded lectures and serious games have been used to pretrain health professionals before simulation training on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, they have never been compared. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare an online course and a serious game for pretraining medical students before simulation-based mastery learning on the management of sudden cardiac arrest. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. Participants were pretrained using the online course or the serious game on day 1 and day 7...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727258/changing-systems-through-effective-teams-a-role-for-simulation
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Elizabeth D Rosenman, Rosemarie Fernandez, Ambrose H Wong, Michael Cassara, Dylan D Cooper, Maybelle Kou, Torrey A Laack, Ivette Motola, Jessica R Parsons, Benjamin R Levine, James A Grand
Teams are the building blocks of the healthcare system, with growing evidence linking the quality of health care to team effectiveness, and team effectiveness to team training. Simulation has been identified as an effective modality for team training and assessment. Despite this, there are gaps in methodology, measurement, and implementation that prevent maximizing the impact of simulation modalities on team performance. As part of the 2017 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference "Catalyzing System Change through Health Care Simulation: Systems, Competency, and Outcomes," we explored the impact of simulation on various aspects of team effectiveness...
July 20, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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