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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650820/terahertz-channel-model-and-link-budget-analysis-for-intrabody-nanoscale-communication
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Hadeel Elayan, Raed M Shubair, Josep M Jornet, Pedram Johari
Nanosized devices operating inside the human body open up new prospects in the healthcare domain. In vivo wireless nanosensor networks (iWNSNs) will result in a plethora of applications ranging from intrabody health-monitoring to drug- delivery systems. With the development of miniature plasmonic signal sources, antennas and detectors, wireless communications among intrabody nanodevices will expectedly be enabled at both the Terahertz Band (0.1-10 THz) as well as optical frequencies (400-750 THz). This result motivates the analysis of the phenomena affecting the propagation of electromagnetic signals inside the human body...
June 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650715/transfer-of-bacteriophage-ms2-and-fluorescein-from-n95-filtering-facepiece-respirators-to-hands-measuring-fomite-potential
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Tyler M Brady, Amanda L Strauch, Claudia M Almaguer, George Niezgoda, Ronald E Shaffer, Patrick L Yorio, Edward M Fisher
Contact transmission of pathogens from personal protective equipment is a concern within the healthcare industry. During public health emergency outbreaks, resources become constrained and the reuse of personal protective equipment, such as N95 filtering facepiece respirators, may be needed. This study was designed to characterize the transfer of bacteriophage MS2 and fluorescein between filtering facepiece respirators and the wearer's hands during three simulated use scenarios. Filtering facepiece respirators were contaminated with MS2 and fluorescein in droplets or droplet nuclei...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645956/exploring-the-components-of-physician-volunteer-engagement-a-qualitative-investigation-of-a-national-canadian-simulation-based-training-programme
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Aimee J Sarti, Stephanie Sutherland, Angele Landriault, Kirk DesRosier, Susan Brien, Pierre Cardinal
OBJECTIVES: Conceptual clarity on physician volunteer engagement is lacking in the medical literature. The aim of this study was to present a conceptual framework to describe the elements which influence physician volunteer engagement and to explore volunteer engagement within a national educational programme. SETTING: The context for this study was the Acute Critical Events Simulation (ACES) programme in Canada, which has successfully evolved into a national educational programme, driven by physician volunteers...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644697/contemporary-treatment-of-renal-tumors-a-questionnaire-survey-in-the-nordic-countries-the-norenca-i-study
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Harry Nisen, Petrus Järvinen, Magnus Fovaeus, Eirikur Guðmundsson, Bjarne Kromann-Andersen, Börje Ljungberg, Lars Lund, Frode Nilsen, Pernilla Sundqvist, Christian Beisland
OBJECTIVE: The five Nordic countries comprise 25 million people, and have similar treatment traditions and healthcare systems. To take advantage of these similarities, a collaborative group (Nordic Renal Cancer Group, NORENCA) was founded in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire of 17 questions on renal tumor management and surgical education was designed and sent to 91 institutions performing renal tumor surgery in 2015. The response rate was 68% (62 hospitals), including 28 academic, 25 central and nine district hospitals...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643178/economic-evaluation-of-tobramycin-inhalation-powder-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pulmonary-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Srilekha Panguluri, Praveen Gunda, Laurie Debonnett, Kamal Hamed
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurs in approximately 50% of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). This infection further compromises lung function, and significantly contributes to the increased healthcare costs. OBJECTIVES: Inhaled tobramycin, used to manage P. aeruginosa infection in CF patients, is available as powder (tobramycin inhalation powder, TIP) and solution (tobramycin inhalation solution, TIS). Evidence suggests increased adherence with the use of TIP over TIS...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641027/effect-of-an-educational-intervention-in-spirituality-and-health-on-knowledge-attitudes-and-skills-of-students-in-health-related-areas-a-controlled-randomized-trial
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Igraíne Helena Scholz Osório, Lídia Maria Gonçalves, Pedro Machry Pozzobon, Jair José Gaspar Júnior, Filippe Martins Miranda, Alessandra L G Lucchetti, Giancarlo Lucchetti
BACKGROUND: To date there have been no randomized studies that assess whether "Spirituality and Health" (S/H) programs are, indeed, effective, or not. We sought to evaluate if an intervention in teaching S/H fosters competence changes in healthcare students. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was carried out. Students were randomized into two groups: an Intervention Group (a theoretical-practical course in S/H) and a control group (waiting list). Students' S/H knowledge, attitudes, and skills (through a simulated patient) were assessed...
June 22, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629581/impact-of-a-teamstepps-trauma-nurse-academy-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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V Kristen Peters, Ellen M Harvey, Andi Wright, Jennifer Bath, Dan Freeman, Bryan Collier
PROBLEM: Nurses are crucial members of the team caring for the acutely injured trauma patient. Until recently, nurses and physicians gained an understanding of leadership and supportive roles separately. With the advent of a multidisciplinary team approach to trauma care, formal team training and simulation has transpired. METHODS: Since 2007, our Level I trauma system has integrated TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD) into our clinical care, joint training of nurses and physicians, using simulations with participation of all health care providers...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623922/use-of-simulation-based-medical-training-in-swiss-pediatric-hospitals-a-national-survey
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Martin Stocker, Kathryn Laine, Francis Ulmer
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based medical training (SBMT) is a powerful tool for continuing medical education. In contrast to the Anglo-Saxon medical education community, up until recently, SBMT was scarce in continental Europe's pediatric health care education: In 2009, only 3 Swiss pediatric health care institutions used SBMT. The Swiss catalogue of objectives in Pediatrics does not acknowledge SBMT. The aim of this survey is to describe and analyze the current state of SBMT in Swiss pediatric hospitals and health care departments...
June 17, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622352/volunteer-trials-of-a-novel-improvised-dry-decontamination-protocol-for-use-during-mass-casualty-incidents-as-part-of-the-uk-s-initial-operational-response-ior
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Richard Amlôt, Holly Carter, Lorna Riddle, Joanne Larner, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that rapid evacuation, disrobing and emergency decontamination can enhance the ability of emergency services and acute hospitals to effectively manage chemically-contaminated casualties. The purpose of this human volunteer study was to further optimise such an "Initial Operational Response" by (1) identifying an appropriate method for performing improvised skin decontamination and (2) providing guidance for use by first responders and casualties. The study was performed using two readily available, absorbent materials (paper towels and incontinence pads)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612928/the-cost-effectiveness-implications-of-suboptimal-treatment-for-different-severities-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-uk
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Darshan Zala, Dennis Chan, Paul McCrone
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the impact of suboptimal treatment, defined in terms of lower population coverage (percentage of total patient population receiving optimal treatment) and delay to treatment on the cost-effectiveness of pharmacological therapies approved for the treatment of different severities of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the UK. METHODS: A 5-year Markov model was used to simulate transition to full-time care, as delay and coverage were varied for AD patients with mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe dementia...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609315/the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-simulation-training-at-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-centers-in-the-united-states
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Mark F Weems, Philippe S Friedlich, Lara P Nelson, Alyssa J Rake, Laura Klee, James E Stein, Theodora A Stavroudis
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) requires a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization publishes training guidelines but leaves specific requirements up to each institution. Simulation training has shown promise, but it is unclear how many institutions have incorporated simulation techniques into ECMO training to date. METHODS: We sent an electronic survey to ECMO coordinators at Extracorporeal Life Support Organization sites in the United States...
June 12, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602328/comparison-of-training-effect-on-tremor-using-2-training-modules
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Abhishek R Payal, Yonwook J Kim, Luis A Gonzalez Gonzalez, Mary K Daly
PURPOSE: To compare training effect of 2 training models-a surgical simulator anti-tremor module and a paper version-on tremor and time-to-task completion. SETTING: Ophthalmology Department, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA. DESIGN: Prospective crossover study. METHODS: Trainees completed simulator and paper training modules (baseline test, 3 training sessions, posttraining test, and final test) with their dominant and nondominant hands...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600140/income-generated-by-women-treated-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-brachytherapy-a-simulation-study-evaluating-the-macroeconomic-benefits-of-implementing-a-high-end-technology-in-a-public-sector-healthcare-setting
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Santam Chakraborty, Umesh Mahantshetty, Supriya Chopra, Shirley Lewis, Vinod Hande, Shivakumar Gudi, Rahul Krishnatry, Reena Engineer, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava
PURPOSE: To estimate the difference in income generated if all women presenting in our institute over a 5-year period were treated with MRI-based image-guided brachytherapy (MR-IGBT) instead of conventional radiograph-based brachytherapy (CR-BT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Outcome data from 463 patients (94 treated with MR-IGBT) treated in our institute was used to simulate cumulative women-days of work and cumulative income over 5 years for 5526 patients expected to be treated in this period...
June 6, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599904/youtube-as-a-source-of-information-on-neurosurgery
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Nardin Samuel, Naif M Alotaibi, Andres M Lozano
BACKGROUND: The importance of videos in social media communications in the context of healthcare and neurosurgery is becoming increasingly recognized. However, to date, there has not yet been a systematic analysis of these neurosurgery-related communications. Accordingly, this study was aimed at characterizing the online video content pertaining to neurosurgery. METHODS: Neurosurgery-related videos uploaded on YouTube were collected using a comprehensive search strategy...
June 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598948/causes-for-pauses-during-simulated-pediatric-cardiac-arrest
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David Oren Kessler, Dawn Taylor Peterson, Alexis Bragg, Yiqun Lin, John Zhong, Jonathan Duff, Mark Adler, Linda Brown, Farhan Bhanji, Jennifer Davidson, David Grant, Adam Cheng
OBJECTIVES: Pauses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation negatively impact clinical outcomes; however, little is known about the contributing factors. The objective of this study is to determine the frequency, duration, and causes for pauses during cardiac arrest. DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of video data collected from a prospective multicenter trial. Twenty-six simulated pediatric cardiac arrest scenarios each lasting 12 minutes in duration were analyzed by two independent reviewers to document events surrounding each pause in chest compressions...
June 8, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594315/forecasting-financial-resources-for-future-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-care-using-simulation-modeling
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Henry Ahn, Rachel Lewis, Argelio Santos, Christiana L Cheng, Vanessa K Noonan, Marcel F Dvorak, Anoushka Singh, A Gary Linassi, Sean Christie, Michael Goytan, Derek Atkins
Survivors of traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) have intense healthcare needs during acute and rehabilitation care and often through rest of life. To prepare for a growing aging population, simulation modeling was used to forecast the change in healthcare financial resources and long-term patient outcomes between 2012 and 2032. The model was developed with data from acute and rehabilitation care facilities across Canada participating in the Access to Care and Timing project. Future population and tSCI incidence for 2012 and 2032 were predicted with data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590498/a-multi-way-multi-task-learning-approach-for-multinomial-logistic-regression-an-application-in-joint-prediction-of-appointment-miss-opportunities-across-multiple-clinics
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Adel Alaeddini, Seung Hee Hong
OBJECTIVES: Whether they have been engineered for it or not, most healthcare systems experience a variety of unexpected events such as appointment miss-opportunities that can have significant impact on their revenue, cost and resource utilization. In this paper, a multi-way multi-task learning model based on multinomial logistic regression is proposed to jointly predict the occurrence of different types of miss-opportunities at multiple clinics. METHODS: An extension of L1 / L2 regularization is proposed to enable transfer of information among various types of miss-opportunities as well as different clinics...
June 7, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589025/assessing-the-brazilian-surgical-system-with-six-surgical-indicators-a-descriptive-and-modelling-study
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Benjamin B Massenburg, Saurabh Saluja, Hillary E Jenny, Nakul P Raykar, Josh Ng-Kamstra, Aline G A Guilloux, Mário C Scheffer, John G Meara, Nivaldo Alonso, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: Brazil boasts a health scheme that aspires to provide universal coverage, but its surgical system has rarely been analysed. In an effort to strengthen surgical systems worldwide, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery proposed a collection of 6 standardised indicators: 2-hour access to surgery, surgical workforce density, surgical volume, perioperative mortality rate (POMR) and protection against impoverishing and catastrophic expenditure. This study aims to characterise the Brazilian surgical health system with these newly devised indicators while gaining understanding on the complexity of the indicators themselves...
March 2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588107/staffs-and-managers-perceptions-of-how-and-when-discrete-event-simulation-modelling-can-be-used-as-a-decision-support-in-quality-improvement-a-focus-group-discussion-study-at-two-hospital-settings-in-sweden
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Helena Hvitfeldt-Forsberg, Pamela Mazzocato, Daniel Glaser, Christina Keller, Maria Unbeck
OBJECTIVE: To explore healthcare staffs' and managers' perceptions of how and when discrete event simulation modelling can be used as a decision support in improvement efforts. DESIGN: Two focus group discussions were performed. SETTING: Two settings were included: a rheumatology department and an orthopaedic section both situated in Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Healthcare staff and managers (n=13) from the two settings. INTERVENTIONS: Two workshops were performed, one at each setting...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575893/abstracts-to-be-presented-at-the-17th-annual-international-meeting-on-simulation-in-healthcare-january-28th-february-1st-2017-orlando-fl-erratum
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June 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
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