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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938303/optimizing-education-in-difficult-airway-management-meeting-the-challenge
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Sheila N Myatra, Rupali S Kalkundre, Jigeeshu V Divatia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The last 2 decades have seen a vast change in the science and technology of airway management. As a result, there is an increasing need to equip anesthesiologists with the new knowledge and skills for the safe management of a difficult airway. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to knowledge and expertise, human factors and nontechnical skills (NTS), including situational awareness, communication and team work, play an important role during difficult airway management and contribute to the outcome...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937339/locked-out
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Veronica Johansson, Surjo R Soekadar, Jens Clausen
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can enable communication for persons in severe paralysis including locked-in syndrome (LIS); that is, being unable to move or speak while aware. In cases of complete loss of muscle control, termed "complete locked-in syndrome," a BCI may be the only viable solution to restore communication. However, a widespread ignorance regarding quality of life in LIS, current BCIs, and their potential as an assistive technology for persons in LIS, needlessly causes a harmful situation for this cohort...
October 2017: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931198/older-siblings-are-at-increased-risk-for-foreign-bodies
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Laura H Swibel Rosenthal, Matthew R Bartindale, Zachary C Fridirici, Natalie A Papillon
A prospective, case-control study was performed to describe the role that siblings play in foreign bodies of the head and neck and to recognize situations in which children are most at risk for foreign bodies. Any child or adolescent (0 to 17 years old) with a foreign body removed from the head or neck was included. The data collected included location of the foreign body, location of acquisition (e.g., home), and the number of and ages of siblings. Controls were matched by age, sex, and location of removal (clinic, operating room, or emergency department)...
September 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930831/accessory-spleen-located-in-the-right-parietal-peritoneum-the-first-case-report
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Shao-Yan Xu, Ke Sun, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng, Weilin Wang
RATIONALE: Accessory spleen is a congenital abnormality caused by failure of the splenic anlage to fuse during embryology. The presence of an accessory spleen located in the parietal peritoneum has not been reported so far, and an accessory spleen situated on the right side is extremely rare. In the present study, we describe the first case of an accessory spleen located in the right parietal peritoneum. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 65-year-old man, presented with pain in his left abdomen for 1 month...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929914/the-conundrum-of-opioid-tapering-in-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain-a-commentary
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Ajay Manhapra, Albert A Arias, Jane C Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: In response to the opioid epidemic and new guidelines, many patients on high-dose long term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain are getting tapered off opioids. As a result, a unique clinical challenge is emerging: while many on LTOT have poor pain control, functional decline, psychiatric instability, aberrancies and misuse, these issues may often worsen with opioid tapering. Currently, a clear explanation and practical guidance on how to manage this perplexing clinical scenario is lacking...
September 20, 2017: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928776/analytical-methods-for-the-measurement-of-polymerization-kinetics-and-stresses-of-dental-resin-based-composites-a-review
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REVIEW
Mehrsima Ghavami-Lahiji, Tabassom Hooshmand
Resin-based composites are commonly used restorative materials in dentistry. Such tooth-colored restorations can adhere to the dental tissues. One drawback is that the polymerization shrinkage and induced stresses during the curing procedure is an inherent property of resin composite materials that might impair their performance. This review focuses on the significant developments of laboratory tools in the measurement of polymerization shrinkage and stresses of dental resin-based materials during polymerization...
July 2017: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928167/development-of-the-huddle-observation-tool-for-structured-case-management-discussions-to-improve-situation-awareness-on-inpatient-clinical-wards
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Julian Edbrooke-Childs, Jacqueline Hayes, Evelyn Sharples, Dawid Gondek, Emily Stapley, Nick Sevdalis, Peter Lachman, Jessica Deighton
BACKGROUND: 'Situation Awareness For Everyone' (SAFE) was a 3-year project which aimed to improve situation awareness in clinical teams in order to detect potential deterioration and other potential risks to children on hospital wards. The key intervention was the 'huddle', a structured case management discussion which is central to facilitating situation awareness. This study aimed to develop an observational assessment tool to assess the team processes occurring during huddles, including the effectiveness of the huddle...
September 19, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928156/clinician-perceptions-of-an-early-warning-system-on-patient-safety
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Aisha de Vries, Jos M T Draaisma, Joris Fuijkschot
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) aims to improve early recognition of clinical deterioration and is widely used despite lacking evidence of effects on outcome measures such as hospital mortality. In this qualitative study, we aimed to study effects of both PEWS and the locally designed risk stratification system by focusing on professionals' perception of their performance. We also sought to gain insight into the perceived effects of PEWS and the risk stratification system on patient safety and to unravel the underlying mechanisms...
September 19, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927466/goleman-s-leadership-styles-at-different-hierarchical-levels-in-medical-education
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Anurag Saxena, Loni Desanghere, Kent Stobart, Keith Walker
BACKGROUND: With current emphasis on leadership in medicine, this study explores Goleman's leadership styles of medical education leaders at different hierarchical levels and gain insight into factors that contribute to the appropriateness of practices. METHODS: Forty two leaders (28 first-level with limited formal authority, eight middle-level with wider program responsibility and six senior- level with higher organizational authority) rank ordered their preferred Goleman's styles and provided comments...
September 19, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927231/leadership-succession-future-proofing-pipelines
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Saul Taylor, Howard Youngs
The challenges in deaf education illustrate the requirement and importance of leadership in this specialized field. The significant and impending talent depletion unfolding as baby-boomers retire, positions leadership succession planning as a strategic issue. This mixed methods study is the first of its kind in New Zealand. The aim is to understand leadership demographics and assumptions to determine the need for strategic succession planning to identify and address leaky pipelines. The findings from 82% of the deaf education workforce through a questionnaire and interviews with seven senior leaders reveal that senior leaders do not appear aware of four key areas that dissuade and shrink the pool of potential leadership aspirants...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924332/where-health-and-death-intersect-insights-from-a-terror-management-health-model
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Jamie Arndt, Jamie L Goldenberg
This paper offers an integrative understanding of the intersection between "health" and "death" from the perspective of the terror management health model. After highlighting the potential for health-related situations to elicit concerns about mortality, we turn to the question, how do thoughts of death influence health decision-making? Across varied health domains, the answer depends on whether these cognitions are in conscious awareness or not. When mortality concerns are conscious, people engage in healthy intentions and behavior if efficacy and coping resources are present...
2017: Current Directions in Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924320/publish-and-flourish-take-the-road-less-travelled
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REVIEW
A K Das
Scientific research and publications are essential for advancement of medical knowledge. The perceived need for 'publications' in medical journals, has increased substantially in view of the recently mandated requirement of original research publications in indexed journals to ensure career progression in academic institutions. There has been an unprecedented rise in the number of standalone journals and publishers, ready to process manuscripts on priority with almost guaranteed publication, at a cost. Many of these publishers have questionable credibility and could be regarded as 'predatory'...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922294/health-professionals-quality-of-life-in-relation-to-end-of-life-care
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Juan P Linzitto, Gladys Grance
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Palliative care professionals are frequently exposed to stressful and demanding situations in the assistance of patients and their families, therefore research related to their quality of life is a relevant topic to provide evidence on interventions oriented to professional self-care. RECENT FINDINGS: Research about professionals' quality of life is having a profuse development with core concepts being under review. SUMMARY: Currently, burnout syndrome and compassion fatigue are considered relevant determinants of professionals' quality of life...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921866/autophagy-and-cancer-insights-from-mouse-models
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REVIEW
Laura Mainz, Mathias T Rosenfeldt
(Macro-)autophagy is an evolutionary conserved "self-digestion program" that serves to maintain cellular metabolism and is implicated in many pathological processes such as cancer. In recent years, an increasing number of studies in murine cancer models have provided a plethora of sometimes conflicting results about the role of autophagy in cancer biology. This review summarises these studies and raises awareness that there are situations in which autophagy blockage might indeed reduce tumor growth, but that sometimes the exact opposite is the case...
September 16, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919539/the-nexus-between-the-documentation-of-end-of-life-wishes-and-awareness-of-dying-a-model-for-research-education-and-care
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Deborah P Waldrop, Jacqueline M McGinley, Brian Clemency
The convergence of medical treatment that can extend life with written medical orders that make it possible to refuse such treatment brings the differential dynamics of contemporary end-of-life decision-making into sharp focus. Communication between families and clinicians can be confusing, uncertain and pressured when death is imminent. These situations create distress that ultimately influences the end-of-life experience for people who are dying and those who care for them. This paper presents the analysis of the decisional dynamics that emerge from the intersection of the patient-family-provider awareness that death is near with the presence or absence of documentation of expressed wishes for end-of-life care...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917603/development-of-the-nurses-care-coordination-competency-scale-for-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-critical-care-settings-in-japan-part-1-development-of-a-measuring-instrument
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Chie Takiguchi, Yumiko Yatomi, Tomoko Inoue
OBJECTIVES: To develop a draft scale measuring nurses' care coordination competency for care of mechanically ventilated patients in critical care settings. METHOD: The scale items and concepts were derived from semi-structured interviews with 28 professionals (14 nurses, eight physicians, three physical therapists, three clinical engineers) who are managing mechanically ventilated critical care patients. A grounded theory approach was used. After content validation by experts, two pilot tests were used to identify and correct non-discriminating items and vague items...
September 13, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915244/metacognitive-monitoring-and-control-in-visual-change-detection-implications-for-situation-awareness-and-cognitive-control
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Ken I McAnally, Adam P Morris, Christopher Best
Metacognitive monitoring and control of situation awareness (SA) are important for a range of safety-critical roles (e.g., air traffic control, military command and control). We examined the factors affecting these processes using a visual change detection task that included representative tactical displays. SA was assessed by asking novice observers to detect changes to a tactical display. Metacognitive monitoring was assessed by asking observers to estimate the probability that they would correctly detect a change, either after study of the display and before the change (judgement of learning; JOL) or after the change and detection response (judgement of performance; JOP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914115/knowledge-attitudes-and-perspective-on-adverse-drug-reaction-reporting-in-a-public-sector-hospital-in-south-africa-baseline-analysis
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Antionette Terblanche, Johanna Catharina Meyer, Brian Godman, Robert Stanley Summers
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) can cause significant harm in patients; however, ADRs are under-reported in many countries, including South Africa, where evidence of a pharmacovigilance (PV) system to monitor and manage ADRs is a requirement for compliance with norms and standards for quality healthcare delivery. We conducted an analysis amongst health care professionals (HCPs) at Sebokeng Hospital to assess the situation there. METHODS: Data were collected using a structured self-administered questionnaire, targeting all medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacist assistants in the hospital...
September 15, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912950/quality-improvement-regarding-handoff
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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912152/distinct-effects-of-body-mass-index-and-waist-hip-ratio-on-risk-of-breast-cancer-by-joint-estrogen-and-progestogen-receptor-status-results-from-a-case-control-study-in-northern-and-eastern-china-and-implications-for-chemoprevention
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Fei Wang, Liyuan Liu, Shude Cui, Fuguo Tian, Zhimin Fan, Cuizhi Geng, Xuchen Cao, Zhenlin Yang, Xiang Wang, Hong Liang, Shu Wang, Hongchuan Jiang, Xuening Duan, Haibo Wang, Guolou Li, Qitang Wang, Jianguo Zhang, Feng Jin, Jinhai Tang, Liang Li, Shiguang Zhu, Wenshu Zuo, Zhongbing Ma, Fei Zhou, Lixiang Yu, Yujuan Xiang, Liang Li, Shuohao Shen, Zhigang Yu
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a consideration in the pharmacologic intervention for estrogen receptor (ER) positive (ER+) breast cancer risk. Body mass index (BMI) and waist/hip ratio (WHR) have demonstrated different effects on breast cancer risk in relation to estrogen receptor (ER) status, but the results have been inconsistent. Furthermore, the situation in Chinese women remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a case-control study including 1,439 breast cancer cases in Northern and Eastern China...
September 14, 2017: Oncologist
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