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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722180/a-generic-tg-186-shielded-applicator-for-commissioning-model-based-dose-calculation-algorithms-for-high-dose-rate-192-ir-brachytherapy
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Yunzhi Ma, Javier Vijande, Facundo Ballester, Åsa Carlsson Tedgren, Domingo Granero, Annette Haworth, Firas Mourtada, Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Kyveli Zourari, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Mark J Rivard, Frank André Siebert, Ron S Sloboda, Ryan Smith, Marc J P Chamberland, Rowan M Thomson, Frank Verhaegen, Luc Beaulieu
PURPOSE: A joint working group was created by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), and the Australasian Brachytherapy Group (ABG) with the charge, among others, to develop a set of well-defined test case plans and perform model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCA) dose calculations and comparisons. Its main goal is to facilitate a smooth transition from the AAPM Task Group No. 43 (TG-43) dose calculation formalism, widely being used in clinical practice for brachytherapy, to the one proposed by Task Group No...
July 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720927/report-of-the-2016-17-academic-affairs-standing-committee-entrustable-professional-activities-implementation-roadmap
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Amy L Pittenger, Debra A Copeland, Matthew M Lacroix, Quamrun N Masuda, Peter Mbi, Melissa S Medina, Susan M Miller, Scott K Stolte, Cecilia M Plaza
The purpose of this report is to: 1) Identify linkages across the EPA statements, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Education 2013 Educational Outcomes (CAPE 2013) and the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' Pharmacist Patient Care Process (PPCP); 2) Provide ways EPA statements can be used to communicate core skills that are part of the entry-level pharmacist identity; 3) Suggest a potential roadmap for AACP members on how to implement EPA statements.
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716615/development-of-a-protocol-for-successful-palliative-care-consultation-in-population-of-patients-receiving-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Shilpee Sinha, Carey Belcher, Alexia Torke, Joycelyn Howard, Marco Caccamo, James A Slaven, Irmina Gradus-Pizlo
BACKGROUND: In 2014, Joint Commission recommended palliative care (PC) engagement in ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation as destination therapy. Limited information is available on established PC protocols in the mechanical circulatory support (MCS) population. MEASURES: The goals of our PC consultation were to document advance care planning (ACP) discussions and designate a surrogate decision maker (SDM) prior to MCS implantation. A retrospective analysis compared the frequency of PC consults, ACP discussion, and SDM before and after protocol implementation...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716127/influence-of-tumor-extent-on-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-solitary-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas-a-retrospective-study-of-1092-patients
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Xingjie Yin, Chunping Liu, Yawen Guo, Xiaoyu Li, Na Shen, Xiangwang Zhao, Pan Yu, Shan Wang, Zeming Liu
BACKGROUND: The morbidity of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas is increasing worldwide. Surgery is the main treatment for papillary thyroid microcarcinomas, and the choice of surgical method partly depends on the T stage of the tumor. However, according to the American Joint Commission on Cancer staging system (7th edition), the T stage of papillary thyroid microcarcinomas with different tumor extent is unclear. We aimed to study the effect of tumor extent and other factors on central lymph node metastasis to explore the relationship between tumor extent and T stage and to identify the risk factors predicting central lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinomas...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710686/-ophthalmological-assessment-in-the-severely-handicapped-persons-act-and-in-blindness-statement-of-the-professional-association-of-ophthalmologists-germany-the-german-ophthalmological-society-processed-by-the-joint-commission-on-law-status-january-2017
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688909/are-we-making-an-impact-with-incident-learning-systems-analysis-of-quality-improvement-interventions-using-total-body-irradiation-as-a-model-system
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Aileen Kim, Eric Ford, Matthew Spraker, Jing Zeng, Ralph Ermoian, Loucille Jordan, Gabrielle Kane, Matthew Nyflot
PURPOSE: Despite increasing interest in incident learning systems (ILS) to improve safety and quality in radiation oncology, little is known about interventions developed in response to safety data. We used total body irradiation (TBI) as a model system to study the effectiveness of interventions from our institutional ILS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Near-miss event reports specific to TBI were identified from a departmental ILS from March 2012 to December 2015. The near-miss risk index was rated at multidisciplinary review from 0 (no potential harm) to 4 (critical potential harm)...
June 6, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688681/the-long-term-oncological-and-functional-outcomes-of-transoral-robotic-surgery-in-patients-with-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Young Min Park, Chan Min Jung, Dongchul Cha, Se-Heon Kim
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a prospective clinical trial of transoral robotic surgery in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer and herein report the long-term oncological and functional outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April 2008 and March 2014, 45 patients diagnosed with hypopharyngeal cancer participated in this prospective study. RESULTS: All patients were male with a mean age of 66.7years. The median follow-up period was 60months. Patients were classified using the staging system of the American Joint Commission on Cancer, as follows: Stage I, 7...
August 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672313/the-joint-commission-and-the-opioid-epidemic-reply
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David W Baker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672310/the-joint-commission-and-the-opioid-epidemic
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Neeraj Chhabra, Jerrold B Leikin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669461/simulators-for-laryngeal-and-airway-surgery
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James A Burns, Lacey K Adkins, Seth Dailey, Adam M Klein
There is growing support from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations for a competency-based evaluation of medical and surgical performance. This is part of the quality movement in health care whereby the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and third-party insurance companies have begun to link reimbursement incentives to positive surgical outcomes. Laryngeal and airway surgery require precise technique and significant mastered skill that can be difficult to obtain during otolaryngology residency training...
June 29, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666809/bio-based-industries-joint-undertaking-the-catalyst-for-sustainable-bio-based-economic-growth-in-europe
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Philippe Mengal, Marcel Wubbolts, Eleni Zika, Ana Ruiz, Dieter Brigitta, Agata Pieniadz, Sarah Black
This article discusses the preparation, structure and objectives of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). BBI JU is a public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Commission (EC) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), the industry-led private not-for-profit organisation representing the private sectors across the bio-based industries. The model of the public-private partnership has been successful as a new approach to supporting research and innovation and de-risking investment in Europe...
June 27, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665908/small-rural-hospitals-have-a-harder-time-achieving-success-in-continuous-quality-improvement-an-example-from-a-stroke-care-network
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Kelley Elkins, Lisa Bellamy, Jing Guo, Michael R Dobbs
BACKGROUND: University of Kentucky HealthCare established a Stroke Care Network (SCN) in 2008 to address the challenges of rural stroke care and improve care quality. METHODS: The SCN collects quality data from each affiliate that include volumes, mortality, length of stay, turnaround times, rt-PA door-to-needle time, 8 stroke core measures, and dysphagia screen measure. Characteristics of affiliate hospital studies include number of beds, Stroke Disease-Specific Care (DSC) certification by The Joint Commission, Appalachian designated county or not, time dedicated to stroke coordinator, submission of quality data for the calendar year, success of data, and utilization of American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines...
July 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665876/adolescents-young-people-and-the-90-90-90-goals-a-call-to-improve-hiv-testing-and-linkage-to-treatment
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Vincent J Wong, Kate R Murray, B Ryan Phelps, Sten H Vermund, Donna R McCarraher
: The current low rates of HIV diagnosis and treatment initiation among adolescents and young people ages 15-24 continues to present a significant challenge to the epidemic control of HIV. With a 'business as usual' approach to HIV testing and linkage to treatment, new infections among adolescents and youth will likely increase, with the burden compounded by the increasing number of youth in Africa, expected to reach 293 million by 2025. Recent studies reveal significant gaps in the HIV clinical cascade among young people as the global community pursues the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS 90-90-90 targets...
July 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648468/the-joint-commission-ever-readiness-understanding-tracer-methodology
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REVIEW
Bettina Siewert
The Joint Commission (TJC) evaluates the consistent provision of appropriate and safe access to health care, treatment, and services. Currently, TJC uses the tracer methodology to assess standards compliance and follows a number of patients through an organization's entire health care delivery process. The tracer methodology uses 3 different types of tracers as follows: individual or patient tracers, program-specific, and system tracers, to identify performance issues in one or more steps of the care process or at interfaces between them...
May 17, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643470/the-association-of-hospital-governance-with-innovation-in-taiwan
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Chen-Wei Yang, Yu-Hua Yan, Shih-Chieh Fang, Syeda Noorein Inamdar, Hsien-Cheng Lin
Hospitals in Taiwan are facing major changes and innovation is increasingly becoming a critical factor for remaining competitive. One determinant that can have a significant impact on innovation is hospital governance. However, there is limited prior research on the relationship between hospital governance and innovation. The purpose of this study is to propose a conceptual framework to hypothesize the relationship between governance mechanisms and innovation and to empirically test the hypotheses in hospital organizations...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642017/patterns-of-care-and-temporal-trends-in-ischemic-stroke-management-a-brazilian-perspective
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Monique Bueno Alves, Gisele Sampaio Silva, Renata Carolina Acri Miranda, Rodrigo Meireles Massaud, Andreia Maria Heins Vaccari, Miguel Cendoroglo-Neto, Solange Diccini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Demonstration of an improvement process of quality indicators in stroke care is essential to obtain certification as a primary stroke center (PSC). Our aim was to evaluate factors that influence temporal trends in quality indicators of ischemic stroke (IS) in a Brazilian hospital. METHODS: We evaluated patients discharged with IS from a tertiary hospital from January 2009 to December 2013. Ten predefined performance measures selected by the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program were assessed...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640566/-the-scientific-commission-of-the-swiss-cigarette-manufacturers-association-a-historical-overview
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Jacques Olivier, Jacques Cornuz, Carole Clair
The Scientific Commission (SC) of the Swiss Cigarette Manufacturers Association (SCMA) has been active between 1962 and the end of the 1990s. The commission fulfilled multiple tasks in the service of the tobacco industry : planning of external joint research, public relations work, lobbying, and collaboration with public authorities as well as organisations with a similar mission as the SC itself. In addition, it monitored research on smoking and health, reviewed studies that were detrimental to the cigarette manufacturers' interest and organized pro-tobacco scientific meetings...
June 7, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608467/discourses-of-joint-commissioning
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Ailsa Cameron, Emer Brangan, John Gabbay, Jonathan H Klein, Catherine Pope, Lesley Wye
Increasing attention has focused on the role of joint commissioning in health and social care policy and practice in England. This paper provides an empirical examination of the three discourses of joint commissioning developed from an interpretative analysis of documents by Dickinson et al. (2013; BMC Health Services Research, 13) and applied to data from our study exploring the role of knowledge in commissioning in England. Based on interviews with 92 participants undertaken between 2011 and 2013, our analysis confirms that the three discourses of prevention or empowerment or efficiency are used by professionals from across health and social care organisations to frame their experiences of joint commissioning...
June 12, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608424/evaluation-of-the-8th-edition-american-joint-commission-on-cancer-ajcc-staging-system-for-patients-with-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-a-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-seer-analysis
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Yuhree Kim, Dimitrios P Moris, Xu-Feng Zhang, Fabio Bagante, Gaya Spolverato, Carl Schmidt, Mary Dilhoff, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the prognostic performance of American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) using a cancer registry. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registry was queried to identify 1008 patients who underwent surgical resection of ICC during 1998-2013. Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to analyze long-term survival...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606595/a-multisite-retrospective-study-evaluating-the-implementation-of-the-pasero-opioid-induced-sedation-scale-poss-and-its-effect-on-patient-safety-outcomes
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Christie Davis, Christopher Geik, Karen Arthur, James Fuller, Elizabeth Johnston, Francesca Levitt, Edward Leung, Gregory McCart, Derek McMichael, Julie Painter, Therese Staublin, Todd Walroth
The Joint Commission recommended the Pasero Opioid-induced Sedation Scale (POSS) to minimize opioid-induced respiratory depression. However, there is a paucity of data describing its impact on patient safety. This study assessed the impact of POSS implementation or reeducation on naloxone use in patients receiving hydromorphone. This retrospective, Institutional Review Board-approved study performed with the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety was conducted in two phases, 3 months before and after intervention...
June 9, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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