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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321201/placebo-and-nocebo-effects-the-advantage-of-measuring-expectations-and-psychological-factors
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Nicole Corsi, Luana Colloca
Several studies have explored the predictability of placebo and nocebo individual responses by investigating personality factors and expectations of pain decreases and increases. Psychological factors such as optimism, suggestibility, empathy and neuroticism have been linked to placebo effects, while pessimism, anxiety and catastrophizing have been associated to nocebo effects. We aimed to investigate the interplay between psychological factors, expectations of low and high pain and placebo hypoalgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315116/evaluating-the-prevalence-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-adults-in-intermediate-care-facilities-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Anna Millar, Carmel Hughes, Cristín Ryan
Background Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) [encompassing potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs)], is prevalent amongst older adults in primary and secondary care. However, PIP prevalence in intermediate care (IC) is unknown. Objective To determine the prevalence of PIMs/PPOs and associated patient factors. Setting Three IC facilities in Northern Ireland. Method The Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions and the Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment were used to identify PIP over 8 weeks...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302112/automation-bias-in-electronic-prescribing
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David Lyell, Farah Magrabi, Magdalena Z Raban, L G Pont, Melissa T Baysari, Richard O Day, Enrico Coiera
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support (CDS) in e-prescribing can improve safety by alerting potential errors, but introduces new sources of risk. Automation bias (AB) occurs when users over-rely on CDS, reducing vigilance in information seeking and processing. Evidence of AB has been found in other clinical tasks, but has not yet been tested with e-prescribing. This study tests for the presence of AB in e-prescribing and the impact of task complexity and interruptions on AB. METHODS: One hundred and twenty students in the final two years of a medical degree prescribed medicines for nine clinical scenarios using a simulated e-prescribing system...
March 16, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282296/herbal-and-dietary-supplements-related-to-diarrhea-and-acute-kidney-injury-a-case-report
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Suphamat Wanitsriphinyo, Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai
Background There is very little evidence relating to the association of herbal medicine with diarrhea and the development of acute kidney injury (AKI). This study reports a case of diarrhea-induced AKI, possibly related to an individual ingesting copious amounts of homemade mixed fruit and herb puree. Case presentation A 45-year-old Thai man with diabetes had diarrhea for 2 days, as a result of taking high amounts of a puree made up of eight mixed fruits and herbs over a 3-day period. He developed dehydration and stage 2 AKI, with a doubling of his serum creatinine...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260218/errors-in-the-administration-technique-of-insulin-pen-devices-a-result-of-insufficient-education
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Teresa H Truong, Trang T Nguyen, Becky L Armor, Jamie R Farley
Insulin is a high-alert medication in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Insulin can cause significant harm when administered in error. Despite advancements in insulin pen technology, errors in the administration technique remain an issue. Although various factors can contribute to administration errors, lack of education on how to operate these devices is one of the most common reasons they occur. As such, the mechanical technique used by the patient needs to be continually assessed in order to reinforce education where needed...
March 4, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252323/insulin-knowledge-and-practice-a-survey-of-district-nurses-in-northern-ireland
#6
Alison Robb, Bernie Reid, Elizabeth A Laird
Insulin is one of the top ten high-alert medications worldwide. Approximately 30% of people with diabetes in the UK use injectable therapies, most commonly insulin, to manage their condition. With an increasing number of people with diabetes being managed within the community, district nurses play an important role in the safe and effective use of insulin. This study surveyed a convenience sample of 164 district nurses working within one Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland to ascertain their knowledge and practice regarding insulin...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225873/alert-for-bone-alterations-and-low-serum-concentrations-of-vitamin-d-in-patients-with-intestinal-inflammatory-disease
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Lorete Maria da Silva Kotze, Carolina Tabata Costa, Murilo Franco Cavassani, Renato Mitsunori Nisihara
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestine that can reduce the absorption of nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium. OBJECTIVE: To investigate bone alterations and serum levels of vitamin D in patients with IBD. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study based on a review of medical records of patients from a private office in Curitiba, PR, Brazil...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213958/significance-of-a-negative-sinus-p-wave-in-lead-v2-of-the-clinical-electrocardiogram
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Rex N MacAlpin
BACKGROUND: A negative sinus P wave in lead V2 (NPV2 ) of the electrocardiogram (ECG) is rare when leads are positioned correctly. This study was undertaken to clarify the significance of an unusually high incidence of this anomaly found in ECGs at my institution. METHODS: One thousand four hundred thirty-five ECGs were randomly selected to determine the incidence and gender frequency in tracings showing positive (PPV2 ), and biphasic (BPV2 ) P waves in V2 , as well as NPV2 ...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207996/the-use-of-a-contextual-modal-and-psychological-classification-of-medication-errors-in-the-emergency-department-a-retrospective-descriptive-study
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C J Cabilan, J A Hughes, C Shannon
BACKGROUND: The causes of medication errors are unique in every clinical setting; hence error minimisation strategies are not always effective. For this reason, it is fundamental to understand the causes specific to the emergency department so that targeted strategies can be implemented. OBJECTIVES: To describe the contextual, modal, and psychological classification of medication errors in the emergency department to know the factors associated with the reported medication errors...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197420/the-challenges-of-electronic-health-records-and-diabetes-electronic-prescribing-implications-for-safety-net-care-for-diverse-populations
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REVIEW
Neda Ratanawongsa, Lenny L S Chan, Michelle M Fouts, Elizabeth J Murphy
Widespread electronic health record (EHR) implementation creates new challenges in the diabetes care of complex and diverse populations, including safe medication prescribing for patients with limited health literacy and limited English proficiency. This review highlights how the EHR electronic prescribing transformation has affected diabetes care for vulnerable patients and offers recommendations for improving patient safety through EHR electronic prescribing design, implementation, policy, and research. Specifically, we present evidence for (1) the adoption of RxNorm; (2) standardized naming and picklist options for high alert medications such as insulin; (3) the widespread implementation of universal medication schedule and language-concordant labels, with the expansion of electronic prescription 140-character limit; (4) enhanced bidirectional communication with pharmacy partners; and (5) informatics and implementation research in safety net healthcare systems to examine how EHR tools and practices affect diverse vulnerable populations...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159731/a-prospective-multicenter-single-blind-study-assessing-indices-of-snap-ii-versus-bis-vista-on-surgical-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
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Sergio D Bergese, Alberto A Uribe, Erika G Puente, R-Jay L Marcus, Randall J Krohn, Steven Docsa, Roy G Soto, Keith A Candiotti
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, anesthesiologists have relied on nonspecific subjective and objective physical signs to assess patients' comfort level and depth of anesthesia. Commercial development of electrical monitors, which use low- and high-frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, have been developed to enhance the assessment of patients' level of consciousness. Multiple studies have shown that monitoring patients' consciousness levels can help in reducing drug consumption, anesthesia-related adverse events, and recovery time...
February 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159422/fretting-and-corrosion-between-a-metal-shell-and-metal-liner-may-explain-the-high-rate-of-failure-of-r3-modular-metal-on-metal-hips
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Kevin C Ilo, Emma J Derby, Robert K Whittaker, Gordon W Blunn, John A Skinner, Alister J Hart
BACKGROUND: The R3 acetabular system used with its metal liner has higher revision rates when compared to its ceramic and polyethylene liner. In June 2012, the medical and healthcare products regulatory agency issued an alert regarding the metal liner of the R3 acetabular system. METHODS: Six retrieved R3 acetabular systems with metal liners underwent detailed visual analysis using macroscopic and microscopic techniques. RESULTS: Visual analysis discovered corrosion on the backside of the metal liners...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159032/pertinence-of-electronic-death-certificates-for-real-time-surveillance-and-alert-france-2012-2014
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M Lassalle, C Caserio-Schönemann, A Gallay, G Rey, A Fouillet
OBJECTIVES: In France, the early mortality monitoring, conducted by Santé publique France, the French National Public Health agency (SpFrance) (formerly French Institute for public health surveillance-InVS), is based on the administrative data provided by the National Institute for Statistic and Economic Studies (INSEE) and consequently does not allow analyses on medical causes of death. Since 2007, the physicians can certify deaths electronically. In this electronic system (Electronic Death Registration System; EDRS), the medical causes of death, in free-text format, are directly transmitted to SpFrance...
February 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152750/impact-of-a-best-practice-alert-on-transfusion-practices-for-solid-tumor-oncology-patients
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Kelley Wachsberg, Charlotta Weaver, Lyndsey Dombrowski, Madeleine Ma, Jungwha Lee, Kevin O'Leary
57 Background: Recent evidence supports a restrictive transfusion strategy in the majority of hospitalized patients, though transfusion practices for oncology patients remain highly variable. We evaluated whether use of a best practice alert for solid tumor oncology inpatients would result in more restrictive transfusion practices and impact patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, historical control analysis at a large academic hospital in Chicago, IL. We compared transfusion utilization among solid tumor oncology patients before and after implementation of a transfusion alert...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148471/a-self-regulation-theory-based-asthma-management-mobile-app-for-adolescents-a-usability-assessment
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Adam Sage, Courtney Roberts, Lorie Geryk, Betsy Sleath, Deborah Tate, Delesha Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Self-regulation theory suggests people learn to influence their own behavior through self-monitoring, goal-setting, feedback, self-reward, and self-instruction, all of which smartphones are now capable of facilitating. Several mobile apps exist to manage asthma; however, little evidence exists about whether these apps employ user-centered design processes that adhere to government usability guidelines for mobile apps. OBJECTIVE: Building upon a previous study that documented adolescent preferences for an asthma self-management app, we employed a user-centered approach to assess the usability of a high-fidelity wireframe for an asthma self-management app intended for use by adolescents with persistent asthma...
February 1, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121489/registry-based-prospective-active-surveillance-of-medical-device-safety
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Frederic S Resnic, Arjun Majithia, Danica Marinac-Dabic, Susan Robbins, Henry Ssemaganda, Kathleen Hewitt, Angelo Ponirakis, Nilsa Loyo-Berrios, Issam Moussa, Joseph Drozda, Sharon-Lise Normand, Michael E Matheny
Background The process of assuring the safety of medical devices is constrained by reliance on voluntary reporting of adverse events. We evaluated a strategy of prospective, active surveillance of a national clinical registry to monitor the safety of an implantable vascular-closure device that had a suspected association with increased adverse events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods We used an integrated clinical-data surveillance system to conduct a prospective, propensity-matched analysis of the safety of the Mynx vascular-closure device, as compared with alternative approved vascular-closure devices, with data from the CathPCI Registry of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry...
February 9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108211/user-centered-design-improves-the-usability-of-drug-drug-interaction-alerts-experimental-comparison-of-interfaces
#17
Daniel R Luna, Daniel A Rizzato Lede, Carlos M Otero, Marcelo R Risk, Fernán González Bernaldo de Quirós
Clinical Decision Support Systems can alert health professionals about drug interactions when they prescribe medications. The Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina developed an electronic health record with drug-drug interaction alerts, using traditional software engineering techniques and requirements. Despite enhancing the drug-drug interaction knowledge database, the alert override rate of this system was very high. We redesigned the alert system using user-centered design (UCD) and participatory design techniques to enhance the drug-drug interaction alert interface...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104826/screening-for-medication-errors-using-an-outlier-detection-system
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Gordon D Schiff, Lynn A Volk, Mayya Volodarskaya, Deborah H Williams, Lake Walsh, Sara G Myers, David W Bates, Ronen Rozenblum
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to evaluate the accuracy, validity, and clinical usefulness of medication error alerts generated by an alerting system using outlier detection screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five years of clinical data were extracted from an electronic health record system for 747 985 patients who had at least one visit during 2012-2013 at practices affiliated with 2 academic medical centers. Data were screened using the system to detect outliers suggestive of potential medication errors...
January 19, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090397/insights-about-fall-prevention-of-older-adults-in-the-state-of-hawai-i
#19
Yuka Yamazaki, Cullen T Hayashida, Valerie Yontz
The senior population in Hawai'i is growing at a dramatic pace. In the older population, falls and fall-related injuries are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Moreover, the health care costs for falls are very high. The State of Hawai'i has taken measures to prevent falls through the promotion of medication reviews, vision checks, home assessments, and exercise. However, current published examinations of fall preventive measures have been insufficient, and more research is needed to confirm risk factors, effectiveness of preventive measures, and to explore future objectives...
January 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077345/tips-and-traps-lessons-from-codesigning-a-clinician-e-monitoring-tool-for-computerized-cognitive-behavioral-therapy
#20
Frederick Sundram, Susan J Hawken, Karolina Stasiak, Mathijs Fg Lucassen, Theresa Fleming, Matthew Shepherd, Andrea Greenwood, Raechel Osborne, Sally N Merry
BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) is an acceptable and promising treatment modality for adolescents with mild-to-moderate depression. Many cCBT programs are standalone packages with no way for clinicians to monitor progress or outcomes. We sought to develop an electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) tool in consultation with clinicians and adolescents to allow clinicians to monitor mood, risk, and treatment adherence of adolescents completing a cCBT program called SPARX (Smart, Positive, Active, Realistic, X-factor thoughts)...
January 11, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
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