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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346562/joint-association-of-obesity-and-hypertension-with-disability-in-the-elderly-a-community-based-study-of-residents-in-shanghai-china
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P Su, H Ding, W Zhang, G Duan, Y Yang, J Long, L Du, C Xie, C Jin, C Hu, Z Sun, Z Duan, L Gong, W Tian
BACKGROUND: Although both obesity and hypertension are known risk factors for disability, the joint association of obesity and hypertension with risk of disability is unknown. This paper is aim to examine the joint association of obesity and hypertension with risk of disability. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 8060 elderly community-dwelling individuals participating in the survey initiated by Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission from March to September 2013...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340029/the-proportion-of-errors-in-medical-prescriptions-and-their-executions-among-hospitalized-children-before-and-during-accreditation
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Tal Margalit Mekory, Hilla Bahat, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Orna Tal, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Eran Kozer
Objective: To evaluate the rate of medication related errors in the pediatric ward and pediatric emergency department (PED), before and after implementing intervention strategies according to the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation program. Design: A retrospective cross-sectional study that included chart review. Setting: A university affiliated pediatric ward and PED. Participants: Children 0-18 years old admitted on February 2013 (before the JCI program) and February 2014 (during implementation of the JCI program)...
March 10, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335082/reporting-of-mitotic-rate-in-cutaneous-melanoma-a-study-using-the-national-cancer-data-base
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Patrick D Lorimer, Emily C Benham, Kendall Walsh, Yimei Han, Meghan R Forster, Terry Sarantou, Richard L White, Joshua S Hill
BACKGROUND: The seventh edition of the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging manual (AJCC7, published 2009), updated thin cutaneous melanoma staging protocols with the incorporation of mitotic rate (MR). In these patients, higher MR is associated with decreased survival. This study utilizes the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) to evaluate MR reporting since AJCC7. METHODS: The NCDB was queried for patients with primary cutaneous melanoma from 1998 to 2013...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334579/continuity-and-change-at-the-joint-commission-journal-on-quality-and-patient-safety
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EDITORIAL
David W Baker, Steven Berman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334567/review-of-nonformulary-medication-approvals-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Qoua L Her, Mary G Amato, Diane L Seger, James F Gilmore, John Fanikos, Julie M Fiskio, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: The Joint Commission requires hospitals to formally review formulary medications at least annually based on new clinical information. Although review of nonformulary medication (NFM) use is not required, frequent and inappropriate use of NFMs has the potential to increase hospital costs, negatively affect quality of care, and increase medication errors. Limited resources may restrict an institution's ability to review NFM use in addition to the required annual formulary review...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328094/asthma-management-a-new-phenotype-based-approach-using-presence-of-eosinophilia-and-allergy
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REVIEW
Milan Terl, Vratislav Sedlák, Petr Cap, Renata Dvořáková, Viktor Kašák, Tomáš Kočí, Bronislava Novotna, Ester Seberova, Petr Panzner, Vladimir Zindr
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease. The Czech Pneumology and Allergology Societies commissioned 10 experts to review the literature and create joint national guidelines for managing asthma, reflecting this heterogeneity. The aim was to develop an easy-to-use diagnostic strategy as a rational approach to the widening opportunities for the use of phenotype-targeted therapy. The guidelines were presented on websites for public comments by members of both the societies. The reviewers' comments contributed to creating the final version of the guidelines...
March 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319695/suicidal-ideation-reported-on-the-phq9-and-risk-of-suicidal-behavior-across-age-groups
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Rebecca C Rossom, Karen J Coleman, Brian K Ahmedani, Arne Beck, Eric Johnson, Malia Oliver, Greg E Simon
OBJECTIVE: The Joint Commission recommends all patients be screened for suicide. However, differences in suicide attempt and death rates may affect how well tools predict risk across age groups. Our objective was to determine whether item 9 of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) predicts risk for suicide attempts and deaths across age groups. METHODS: PHQ9s completed by adult outpatients treated for mental health conditions in 2010-2012 at four Mental Health Research Network-affiliated healthcare systems were used to measure depression severity and suicidal ideation...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319229/patient-mortality-during-unannounced-accreditation-surveys-at-us-hospitals
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Michael L Barnett, Andrew R Olenski, Anupam B Jena
Importance: In the United States, hospitals receive accreditation through unannounced on-site inspections (ie, surveys) by The Joint Commission (TJC), which are high-pressure periods to demonstrate compliance with best practices. No research has addressed whether the potential changes in behavior and heightened vigilance during a TJC survey are associated with changes in patient outcomes. Objective: To assess whether heightened vigilance during survey weeks is associated with improved patient outcomes compared with nonsurvey weeks, particularly in major teaching hospitals...
March 20, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296449/using-a-scientific-approach-to-meet-joint-commission-aem-standards
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Gavin Stern
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296301/imaging-acquisition-display-performance-an-evaluation-and-discussion-of-performance-metrics-and-procedures
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Michael S Silosky, Rebecca M Marsh, Ann L Scherzinger
When The Joint Commission updated its Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services for hospitals and ambulatory care facilities on July 1, 2015, among the new requirements was an annual performance evaluation for acquisition workstation displays. The purpose of this work was to evaluate a large cohort of acquisition displays used in a clinical environment and compare the results with existing performance standards provided by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294295/breast-cancer-major-changes-in-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-eighth-edition-cancer-staging-manual
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Armando E Giuliano, James L Connolly, Stephen B Edge, Elizabeth A Mittendorf, Hope S Rugo, Lawrence J Solin, Donald L Weaver, David J Winchester, Gabriel N Hortobagyi
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE The revision of the eighth edition of the primary tumor, lymph node, and metastasis (TNM) classification of the American Joint Commission of Cancer (AJCC) for breast cancer was determined by a multidisciplinary team of breast cancer experts. The panel recognized the need to incorporate biologic factors, such as tumor grade, proliferation rate, estrogen and progesterone receptor expression, human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) expression, and gene expression prognostic panels into the staging system...
March 14, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292972/respiratory-therapy-faculty-knowledge-of-and-attitudes-toward-interprofessional-education
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Marlo M Vernon, Nicole M Moore, Lisa-Anne Cummins, Stephanie E Reyes, Andrew J Mazzoli, Vahe Heboyan, Gianluca De Leo
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional education (IPE) improves collaboration and patient care through joint education between health professions. Respiratory therapy (RT) faculty were surveyed to evaluate their knowledge and attitudes toward IPE. We report current opportunities for IPE from faculty and compare responses from associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs and profit versus nonprofit institutions. METHODS: We developed an online survey based on IPE literature and questions modified for the RT discipline...
March 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290936/prevalence-and-predictors-of-intimate-partner-violence-in-a-military-urogynecology-clinic
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Monica A Lutgendorf, Marie A Snipes, Amy L O'Boyle
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common, with prevalence in women of 15 to 71% over the lifespan, 4 to 54% currently. Violence is associated with poor health, and may be more common in military populations. A history of abuse is also common in patients with pain, urinary/bowel symptoms, and dyspareunia. Our purpose was to determine the prevalence and predictors of abuse in a military urogynecology clinic. METHODS: Patients presenting to a military urogynecology clinic were screened for IPV with the 4-item Hurt-Insult-Threaten-Scream (HITS) screen...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284741/long-term-environmental-radioactive-contamination-of-europe-due-to-the-chernobyl-accident-results-of-the-joint-danube-survey-2013
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Franz Josef Maringer, Claudia Ackerl, Andreas Baumgartner, Christopher Burger-Scheidlin, Maria Kocadag, Johannes H Sterba, Michael Stietka, Jan Matthew Welch
In the course of the Joint Danube Survey 3 (JDS3), coordinated by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), laboratory ships travelled 2375km down the Danube River engaging in sampling, processing and on-board analyses during the summer of 2013. The results of the radiometric analysis of (90)Sr, (137)Cs and natural radionuclides in recent riverbed sediment are presented. The activity concentrations of (90)Sr and (137)Cs in Danube sediments have been found below 100Bq/kg.
February 27, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267693/predictors-of-in-hospital-postoperative-opioid-overdose-after-major-elective-operations-a-nationally-representative-cohort-study
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Christy E Cauley, Geoffrey Anderson, Alex B Haynes, Mariano Menendez, Brian T Bateman, Karim Ladha
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe national trends and outcomes of in-hospital postoperative opioid overdose (OD) and identify predictors of postoperative OD. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In 2000, the Joint Commission recommended making pain the 5th vital sign, increasing the focus on postoperative pain control. However, the benefits of pain management must be weighed against the potentially lethal risk of opioid OD. METHODS: This is a retrospective multi-institutional cohort study of patients undergoing 1 of 6 major elective inpatient operation from 2002 to 2011 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, an approximately 20% representative sample of all United States hospital admissions...
April 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256999/characteristics-of-primary-care-physicians-in-patient-centered-medical-home-practices-united-states-2013
#16
Esther Hing, Ellen Kurtzman, Denys T Lau, Caroline Taplin, Andrew B Bindman
Objective-This report describes the characteristics of primary care physicians in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices and compares these characteristics with those of primary care physicians in non-PCMH practices. Methods-The data presented in this report were collected during the induction interview for the 2013 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, a national probability sample survey of nonfederal physicians who see patients in office settings in the United States. Analyses exclude anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, and physicians in community health centers...
February 2017: National Health Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256932/understanding-the-working-relationships-between-national-health-service-clinicians-and-finance-staff
#17
Virginia Minogue, Rebecca McCaffry
Purpose The Department of Health and the National Health Service (NHS) Future Focused Finance (FFF) programme promotes effective engagement between clinical and finance staff. Surveys undertaken by the Department of Health between 2013 and 2015 found few NHS Trusts reported high levels of engagement. The purpose of this paper is to gain a better understanding of current working relationships between NHS clinical and finance professionals and how they might be supported to become more effective. Design/methodology/approach Ipsos MORI were commissioned by the NHS FFF programme to undertake an online survey of NHS clinical and finance staff between June and August 2015...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251453/people-s-perception-on-impacts-of-hydro-power-projects-in-bhagirathi-river-valley-india
#18
G C S Negi, Disha Punetha
The people's perception on environmental and socio-economic impacts due to three hydro-electric projects (HEPs; commissioned and under construction) were studied in the north-west Indian Himalaya. Surveys among 140 project-affected people (PAPs) using a checklist of impacts indicate that among the negative impacts, decrease in flora/fauna, agriculture, flow of river, aesthetic beauty; and increase in water pollution, river bed quarrying for sand/stone, human settlement on river banks and social evils; and among the positive impacts, increase in standard of living, road connectivity, means of transport, public amenities, tourism and environmental awareness were related with HEPs...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241198/using-the-national-cancer-database-for-outcomes-research-a-review
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Daniel J Boffa, Joshua E Rosen, Katherine Mallin, Ashley Loomis, Greer Gay, Bryan Palis, Kathleen Thoburn, Donna Gress, Daniel P McKellar, Lawrence N Shulman, Matthew A Facktor, David P Winchester
Importance: The National Cancer Database (NCDB), a joint quality improvement initiative of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American Cancer Society, has created a shared research file that has changed the study of cancer care in the United States. A thorough understanding of the nuances, strengths, and limitations of the database by both readers and investigators is of critical importance. This review describes the use of the NCDB to study cancer care, with a focus on the advantages of using the database and important considerations that affect the interpretation of NCDB studies...
February 23, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241189/history-of-the-joint-commission-s-pain-standards-lessons-for-today-s-prescription-opioid-epidemic
#20
David W Baker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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