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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722562/centers-of-excellence-in-healthcare-institutions-what-they-are-and-how-to-assemble-them
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James K Elrod, John L Fortenberry
BACKGROUND: Centers of excellence-specialized programs within healthcare institutions which supply exceptionally high concentrations of expertise and related resources centered on particular medical areas and delivered in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fashion-afford many advantages for healthcare providers and the populations they serve. To achieve full value from centers of excellence, proper assembly is an absolute necessity, but guidance is somewhat limited. This effectively forces healthcare providers to pursue establishment largely via trial-and-error, diminishing opportunities for success...
July 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718658/the-effect-of-nurse-to-patient-ratios-on-nurse-sensitive-patient-outcomes-in-acute-specialist-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Driscoll, Maria J Grant, Diane Carroll, Sally Dalton, Christi Deaton, Ian Jones, Daniela Lehwaldt, Gabrielle McKee, Theresa Munyombwe, Felicity Astin
BACKGROUND: Nurses are pivotal in the provision of high quality care in acute hospitals. However, the optimal dosing of the number of nurses caring for patients remains elusive. In light of this, an updated review of the evidence on the effect of nurse staffing levels on patient outcomes is required. AIM: To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the association between nurse staffing levels and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714828/reducing-wrong-intraocular-lens-implants-in-cataract-surgery
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Huey Peng Loh, Dirk Frans de Korne, Soon Phaik Chee, Ranjana Mathur
Purpose Wrong lens implants have been associated with the highest frequency of medical errors in cataract surgery. The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) framework to sustainably reduce wrong intraocular lens (IOL) implants in cataract surgery. Design/methodology/approach In this mixed-methods study, the SEIPS framework was used to analyse a series of (near) misses of IOL implants in a national tertiary specialty hospital in Singapore...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713798/incidence-and-severity-of-prescribing-errors-in-parenteral-nutrition-for-pediatric-inpatients-at-a-neonatal-and-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Theresa Hermanspann, Mark Schoberer, Eva Robel-Tillig, Christoph Härtel, Rangmar Goelz, Thorsten Orlikowsky, Albrecht Eisert
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric inpatients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors (MEs), especially in highly individualized preparations like parenteral nutrition (PN). Aside from prescribing via a computerized physician order entry system (CPOE), we evaluated the effect of cross-checking by a clinical pharmacist to prevent harm from PN order errors in a neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit (NICU/PICU). METHODS: The incidence of prescribing errors in PN in a tertiary level NICU/PICU was surveyed prospectively between March 2012 and July 2013 (n = 3,012 orders)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712950/predictors-of-laparoscopic-simulation-performance-among-practicing-obstetrician-gynecologists
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Shyama Mathews, Michael Brodman, Debra D'Angelo, Scott Chudnoff, Peter Mcgovern, Tamara Kolev, Giti Bensinger, Santosh Mudiraj, Andreea Nemes, David Feldman, Patricia Kischak, Charles Ascher-Walsh
BACKGROUND: To determine if parameters of performance for validated laparoscopic virtual simulation tasks correlate with surgical volume and characteristics of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists. STUDY DESIGN: All gynecologists with laparoscopic privileges (n= 347) from five academic medical centers in New York City were required to complete a laparoscopic surgery simulation assessment. The physicians took a pre-simulation survey gathering physician self-reported characteristics and then performed 3 basic skills tasks (enforced peg transfer (PT), lifting & grasping (LG), and cutting (CT)) on the Surgical Science LapSim(®)virtual reality laparoscopic simulator...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712617/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-an-automated-medication-system-implemented-in-a-danish-hospital-setting
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Bettina Wulff Risør, Marianne Lisby, Jan Sørensen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an automated medication system (AMS) implemented in a Danish hospital setting. METHODS: An economic evaluation was performed alongside a controlled before-and-after effectiveness study with one control ward and one intervention ward. The primary outcome measure was the number of errors in the medication administration process observed prospectively before and after implementation. To determine the difference in proportion of errors after implementation of the AMS, logistic regression was applied with the presence of error(s) as the dependent variable...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712121/motor-symptom-laterality-affects-acquisition-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-cognitive-and-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Pei Huang, Yu-Yan Tan, Dong-Qiang Liu, Mohammad M Herzallah, Elizabeth Lapidow, Ying Wang, Yu-Feng Zang, Mark A Gluck, Sheng-Di Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Asymmetric onset of motor symptoms in PD can affect cognitive function. We examined whether motor-symptom laterality could affect feedback-based associative learning and explored its underlying neural mechanism by functional magnetic resonance imaging in PD patients. METHODS: We recruited 63 early-stage medication-naïve PD patients (29 left-onset medication-naïve patients, 34 right-onset medication-naïve patients) and 38 matched normal controls...
July 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712013/a-novel-approach-to-an-automated-needle-insertion-in-brachytherapy-procedures
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Ivan M Buzurovic, Slavisa Salinic, Peter F Orio, Paul L Nguyen, Robert A Cormack
One of the most challenging phases in interstitial brachytherapy is the placement of the needles. In these medical procedures, the needles are inserted inside the tissue to guide the positioning of the radioactive sources. The low-dose-rate radioactive sources are placed inside the tissue permanently, whereas a radioactive source in the high-dose-rate brachytherapy is temporarily placed in the desired positions so that the delivery of the prescription dose to the clinical targets can be achieved. Consequently, the precise needle placement directly influences the radiation dose delivery and the treatment outcomes of patients...
July 15, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711901/secondary-focal-form-of-yersinia-enterocolitica-infection-with-prolonged-polyarthritis-in-young-caucasian-male-a-case-report
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Aniuta S Sydorchuk, Oksana I Holyar, Yurii O Randiuk, Vasyl D Sorokhan, Leonid I Sydorchuk, Nonna A Bohachyk, Yadviga V Venglovska, Andrii M Sokol
Current issue deals with an interesting clinical case of a rare infectious disease in a Caucasian young male patient, caused by Yersinia enterocоlitica. Infection proceeded in the development of secondary focal form, which was accompanied by prolonged polyarthritis. We described a clinical case of secondary focal form with prolonged polyarthritis caused by Y. enterocolitica O:3 serogroup in young patient with the purpose of focusing on the early clinical and laboratory diagnosistics of Yersiniosis that would minimize the role of medical errors in diagnostics made by general practitioners...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711838/depressive-symptoms-and-correlates-among-village-doctors-in-china
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Ling-Xi Gu, Jie Chu, Zhen-Biao Qi, Cun-Xian Jia
BACKGROUND: Village doctors are primary care physicians at the grass root-level of rural medical and health institutions in China. Their depression can increase medical errors and affect quality of medical care services. This study aims to examine depressive symptoms and their correlates among Chinese village doctors. METHODS: A total of 616 village doctors were recruited from Zoucheng County of Shandong province. The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), the Duke Social Support Index (DSSI) and the Simplified Coping Style Questionnaire (SCSQ) were used to measure depressive symptoms in the last week, social support and coping styles, respectively...
July 4, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711307/medical-error-a-patient-s-perspective
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EDITORIAL
E D Naessens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711187/development-of-an-in-vitro-diaphragm-motion-reproduction-system
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Ai-Ho Liao, Ho-Chiao Chuang, Ming-Chih Shih, Hsiao-Yu Hsu, Der-Chi Tien, Chia-Chun Kuo, Shiu-Chen Jeng, Jeng-Fong Chiou
This study developed an in vitro diaphragm motion reproduction system (IVDMRS) based on noninvasive and real-time ultrasound imaging to track the internal displacement of the human diaphragm and diaphragm phantoms with a respiration simulation system (RSS). An ultrasound image tracking algorithm (UITA) was used to retrieve the displacement data of the tracking target and reproduce the diaphragm motion in real time using a red laser to irradiate the diaphragm phantom in vitro. This study also recorded the respiration patterns in 10 volunteers...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708357/-mentalizing-in-liaison-psychiatry
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Paco Prada, Pierre Cole, Guido Bondolfi, Nader Perroud, Martin Debbané
In the past few years, there has been an increased and widespread interest for Mentalization-Based Therapies (MBTs). Although originally developed by Anthony Bateman and Peter Fonagy for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), the scope of MBTs has now been broadened and is relevant in liaison psychiatry, not only to cope with personality disorders or phenomena such as emotional dysregulation and suicidal behaviours, but also because being ill and expericencieng a dependency-laden relationship with health workers tend to reduce mentalization capacities, thereby increasing the probability of misunderstandings, conflicts, treatment drop-outs or medical errors...
February 8, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707636/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-patient-safety-course-in-a-problem-based-learning-program
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Sarah Ahmed Eltony, Nahla Hassan El-Sayed, Shimaa El-Sayed El-Araby, Salah Eldin Kassab
BACKGROUND: Since the development of the WHO patient safety curriculum guide, there has been insufficient reporting regarding the implementation and evaluation of patient safety courses in undergraduate problem-based learning (PBL) programs. This study is designed to implement a patient safety course to undergraduate students in a PBL medical school and evaluate this course by examining its effects on students' knowledge and satisfaction. METHODS: The target population included year 6 medical students (n = 71) at the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University in Egypt...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707258/-connecting-the-dots-a-qualitative-study-of-home-health-nurse-perspectives-on-coordinating-care-for-recently-discharged-patients
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Christine D Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Angela Richard, Kathryn Bowles, Dana Lahoff, Rebecca S Boxer, Frederick A Masoudi, Eric A Coleman, Heidi L Wald
BACKGROUND: In 2012, nearly one-third of adults 65 years or older with Medicare discharged to home after hospitalization were referred for home health care (HHC) services. Care coordination between the hospital and HHC is frequently inadequate and may contribute to medication errors and readmissions. Insights from HHC nurses could inform improvements to care coordination. OBJECTIVE: To describe HHC nurse perspectives about challenges and solutions to coordinating care for recently discharged patients...
July 13, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706299/findings-of-a-1303-korean-whole-exome-sequencing-study
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Soo Heon Kwak, Jeesoo Chae, Seongmin Choi, Min Jung Kim, Murim Choi, Jong-Hee Chae, Eun-Hae Cho, Tai Ju Hwang, Se Song Jang, Jong-Il Kim, Kyong Soo Park, Yung-Jue Bang
Ethnically specific data on genetic variation are crucial for understanding human biology and for clinical interpretation of variant pathogenicity. We analyzed data obtained by deep sequencing 1303 Korean whole exomes; the data were generated by three independent whole exome sequencing projects (named the KOEX study). The primary focus of this study was to comprehensively analyze the variant statistics, investigate secondary findings that may have clinical actionability, and identify loci that should be cautiously interpreted for pathogenicity...
July 14, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705527/reducing-stat-portable-chest-radiograph-turnaround-times-a-pilot-study
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REVIEW
Pratik Rachh, Alexa O Levey, Andrew Lemmon, Aurora Marinescu, William F Auffermann, Daniel Haycook, Eugene A Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: Our health system orders a high number of STAT priority portable chest radiographs (62%) compared to Routine (35%) and Today (3%). Retrospective chart review of 1000 chest radiographs ordered with the STAT priority revealed that 38% of studies did not indicate clinical urgency. Given the high number or STAT priority portable chest radiographs ordered, prioritizing acquisition and interpretation of true STATs has become challenging for technologists and radiologists, leading to process inefficiencies, long turnaround times (TATs), communication failures, and patient-safety errors...
June 5, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705240/a-rule-based-electronic-phenotyping-algorithm-for-detecting-clinically-relevant-cardiovascular-disease-cases
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Santiago Esteban, Manuel Rodríguez Tablado, Ricardo Ignacio Ricci, Sergio Terrasa, Karin Kopitowski
BACKGROUND: The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is becoming increasingly common. Error and data loss reduction, patient-care efficiency increase, decision-making assistance and facilitation of event surveillance, are some of the many processes that EMRs help improve. In addition, they show a lot of promise in terms of data collection to facilitate observational epidemiological studies and their use for this purpose has increased significantly over the recent years...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705158/-no-patient-should-die-of-pph-just-for-the-lack-of-training-experiences-from-multi-professional-simulation-training-on-postpartum-hemorrhage-in-northern-tanzania-a-qualitative-study
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Signe Egenberg, Bjørg Karlsen, Deodatus Massay, Happiness Kimaro, Lars Edvin Bru
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In Tanzania, PPH causes 25% of maternal deaths. Skilled attendance is crucial to saving the lives of mothers and their newborns during childbirth. This study is a follow-up after multi-professional simulation training on PPH in northern Tanzania. The purpose was to enhance understanding and gain knowledge of important learning features and outcomes related to multi-professional simulation training on PPH...
July 14, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702788/how-do-physicians-become-medical-experts-a-test-of-three-competing-theories-distinct-domains-independent-influence-and-encapsulation-models
#20
Claudio Violato, Hong Gao, Mary Claire O'Brien, David Grier, E Shen
The distinction between basic sciences and clinical knowledge which has led to a theoretical debate on how medical expertise is developed has implications for medical school and lifelong medical education. This longitudinal, population based observational study was conducted to test the fit of three theories-knowledge encapsulation, independent influence, distinct domains-of the development of medical expertise employing structural equation modelling. Data were collected from 548 physicians (292 men-53.3%; 256 women-46...
July 12, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
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