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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780248/incidence-of-symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism-in-2372-knee-and-hip-replacement-patients-after-discharge-data-from-a-thromboprophylaxis-registry-in-montreal-canada
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Andréa Senay, Milanne Trottier, Josée Delisle, Andreea Banica, Benoit Benoit, G Yves Laflamme, Michel Malo, Hai Nguyen, Pierre Ranger, Julio C Fernandes
Background: Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is a recommended anticoagulant for thromboprophylaxis after major orthopedic surgery. Dabigatran etexilate is an oral anticoagulant recognized as noninferior to LMWH. We aimed to assess the incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolic events (VTEs) after discharge in patients who underwent joint replacement, using a hospital registry. Patients and methods: Patients who underwent total knee and hip arthroplasty between September 2011 and March 2015 were selected...
2018: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779809/identification-of-core-items-in-the-enhanced-recovery-pathway
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Marco Braga, Marco Scatizzi, Felice Borghi, Giancarlo Missana, Danilo Radrizzani, Marco Gemma
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway represents an optimal approach in patients undergoing colorectal surgery but complexity in implementing its items could limit its application. The aim of this study is to identify possible core items within an ERAS pathway following elective colorectal resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of data prospectively collected between January 2014 and September 2015 by 14 Italian Hospitals in an electronic registry dedicated to an ERAS protocol...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779721/evaluation-of-an-ontology-based-system-for-computerized-cognitive-rehabilitation
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Anna Alloni, Silvana Quaglini, Silvia Panzarasa, Elena Sinforiani, Sara Bernini
OBJECTIVES: This paper describes the results of a randomized clinical trial about the effectiveness of a computerized rehabilitation treatment on a sample of 31 patients affected by Parkinson disease. METHODS: Computerized exercises were administered by the therapists to the intervention group (n = 17) through the CoRe tool, which automatically generates a big variety of exercises leveraging on a stimuli set (words, sounds and images) organized into a dedicated ontology...
July 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778480/relationship-between-herd-size-and-measures-of-animal-welfare-on-dairy-cattle-farms-with-freestall-housing-in-germany
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Daniel Gieseke, Christian Lambertz, Matthias Gauly
The objective of this study was to examine the association of herd size with animal welfare in dairy cattle herds. Therefore, 80 conventional dairy cattle farms were classified by the number of cows into 4 herd size classes, C1 (<100 cows), C2 (100-299 cows), C3 (300-499 cows), and C4 (≥500 cows), and assessed using multiple animal-based measures of the Welfare Quality Assessment protocol for dairy cattle. Data were recorded from April 2014 to September 2016 by an experienced single assessor in Northern Germany...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778236/challenges-in-implementation-of-institutional-protocols-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan
The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) encompasses ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation ACS (non-STEMI and unstable angina). In recent years, there have been improvements in the rates of death, cardiogenic shock, and recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with ACS, primarily due to the introduction of new pharmacological and interventional therapies, as well as the introduction of and adherence to new treatment guidelines. However, ACS still represents a considerable public health burden...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777454/improved-outcomes-in-394-pancreatic-cancer-resections-the-impact-of-enhanced-recovery-pathway
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Vandana Agarwal, Martin Jose Thomas, Riddhi Joshi, Vikram Chaudhari, Manish Bhandare, Abhishek Mitra, Ashwin deSouza, Reshma Ambulkar, Shailesh V Shrikhande
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery (ER) pathway reduces morbidity and accelerates recovery. It is associated with reduced postoperative stay, morbidity, and costs. Feasibility and safety of ER programme has not been studied in developing countries. The objectives were to assess compliance with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) elements and to assess outcomes in pancreatic surgery. METHODS: Prospective study conducted from February 2014 to December 2016, following elective pancreatic cancer surgery...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772609/measuring-outcomes-of-digital-technology-assisted-nursing-postpartum-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Deborah E Mccarter, Eugene Demidenko, Mark T Hegel
AIM: To determine if delivering electronic messages from nurses during the first six months postpartum is feasible, acceptable and effective in improving mood and decreasing parenting stress. BACKGROUND: Competing demands during the postpartum hospitalization make focused time for nurses to provide education and support difficult. Unmet needs following discharge may increase the incidence of postpartum depression. Untreated depression negatively affects families, especially for vulnerable women with limited access to health care...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769165/radial-hemostasis-is-facilitated-with-a-potassium-ferrate-hemostatic-patch-the-statseal-with-tr-band-assessment-trial-stat
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Arnold H Seto, William Rollefson, Mitul P Patel, William M Suh, David M Tehrani, Jacqueline A Nguyen, Daniel G Amador, Omid Behnamfar, Vinisha Garg, Mauricio G Cohen
AIMS: Hemostasis is a limiting factor for discharge after uncomplicated transradial procedures. The potassium ferrate hemostatic patch (PFHP) may serve as an adjunct to the air-bladder TR band (TRB) and allow expedited deflation of the TRB. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing radial hemostatic protocols. Deflation of the TRB was attempted at 40 minutes with PFHP and at 120 minutes without the PFHP. The primary outcome was time to full deflation of the TRB with hemostasis...
May 15, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764879/quest-for-certainty-regarding-early-discharge-in-paediatric-low-risk-febrile-neutropenia-a-multicentre-qualitative-focus-group-discussion-study-involving-patients-parents-and-healthcare-professionals-in-the-uk
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Jessica E Morgan, Bob Phillips, Lesley A Stewart, Karl Atkin
OBJECTIVES: A systematic review of paediatric low-risk febrile neutropenia found that outpatient care is safe, with low rates of treatment failure. However, this review, and a subsequent meta-ethnography, suggested that early discharge of these patients may not be acceptable to key stakeholders. This study aimed to explore experiences and perceptions of patients, parents and healthcare professionals involved in paediatric febrile neutropenia care in the UK. SETTING: Three different centres within the UK, purposively selected from a national survey on the basis of differences in their service structure and febrile neutropenia management...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764480/a-stepped-approach-for-the-management-of-symptomatic-internal-derangement-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Candan Efeoglu, Aylin Sipahi Calis, Huseyin Koca, Esra Yuksel
BACKGROUND: Internal derangement is the clinical and pathological condition of disc displacement of the temporomandibular joint. Management of these cases involve conservative and surgical treatment options. Minimally invasive surgical procedures namely arthrocentesis and arthroscopy are promising techniques in the management of internal derangement. However patient selection algorithms, indications for minimally invasive procedures and details of the techniques should be further studied for safe and cost effective management of these cases...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762314/effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-propofol-on-extubation-times-length-of-stay-and-mortality-rates-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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John Nguyen, Noel Nacpil
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of dexmedetomidine versus propofol on extubation time, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, total hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality rates in cardiac surgery patients. INTRODUCTION: Recovery from cardiovascular surgery involves weaning from mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation decreases the work of breathing for patients by inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide via a ventilator or breathing machine...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762292/a-dedicated-satellite-trauma-orthopaedic-program-operating-room-safely-increases-capacity
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Peter M Waters, Brian W Yang, Doreen White, Ellen Barth, Vincent Chiang, Arielle Mizrahi-Arnaud, William Sparks
BACKGROUND: Providing high-value care for urgent orthopaedic trauma patients requires effective and timely treatment. Herein, we describe the implementation of an innovative program utilizing the operating room (OR) capacity of a satellite campus to decrease stress on a pediatric tertiary care center without jeopardizing patient safety. METHODS: In addition to the daily emergency surgical room on the main campus, a dedicated orthopaedic trauma surgery OR was established in a satellite hospital location for 3 days per week in the summer and for 2 days per week for the rest of the year...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761022/ketogenic-diet-effects-on-52-children-with-pharmacoresistant-epileptic-encephalopathy-a-clinical-prospective-study
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Qiong Wu, Hua Wang, Yu Ying Fan, Jun Mei Zhang, Xue Yan Liu, Xiu Ying Fang, Feng Hua Yang, Qing Jun Cao, Ying Qi
Objective: To evaluate the clinical impact of ketogenic diet (KD) on children with pharmacoresistant epileptic encephalopathy. Methods: In all, 52 children with pharmacoresistant epileptic encephalopathy that diagnosed in our hospital from July 2012 to June 2015 were selected, including West syndrome 38 cases, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome 7 cases, Doose Syndrome 1 case, and Dravet syndrome 6 cases, and the effect, compliance, adverse reactions, electroencephalogram (EEG), and cognitive function were analyzed...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759676/outcomes-associated-with-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-when-performed-autonomously-by-an-advanced-practice-provider
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Theresa A Strzelczyk, Rachel M Kaplan, Meena Medler, Bradley P Knight
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of elective electrical cardioversion (CV) for atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed autonomously by a trained advanced practice provider (APP) using a guideline-directed protocol. BACKGROUND: APPs have emerged as an integral part of the cardiovascular team. METHODS: A licensed advanced practice nurse-clinical nurse specialist was trained and obtained credentials to perform CVs...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757360/decision-analysis-supports-the-use-of-drain-amylase-based-enhanced-recovery-method-after-esophagectomy
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B Jiang, V P Ho, J Ginsberg, S J Fu, Y Perry, L Argote-Greene, P A Linden, C W Towe
Postesophagectomy anastomotic leak is a common postsurgical complication. The current standard method of detecting leak is esophagram usually late in the postoperative period. Perianastomotic drain amylase level had shown promising results in early detection anastomosis leak. Previous studies have shown that postoperative day 4 amylase level is more specific and sensitive than esophagram. The purpose of this study is to determine if implementing a drain amylase-based screening method for anastomotic leak can reduce length of stay and hospital cost relative to a traditional esophagram-based pathway...
May 10, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757346/effectiveness-of-a-multifaceted-intervention-to-reduce-night-time-sedative-use-in-a-rehabilitation-unit-a-pre-post-intervention-study
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Juliana Delos Reyes, Anthony T Sharkey, Laura Morrison, Maria Costello, Cate Crowe, Robert Murphy, Shaun T O'Keeffe, Eamon C Mulkerrin
Background: night-time sedation prescribed during a hospital stay can result in long-term use of such medications in older people. We examined the effectiveness of a multifaceted intervention to reduce night time sedation in an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Methods: an initial retrospective survey of night-time sedative use was followed by prospective re-evaluation after a number of changes were made including education of staff and of patients regarding the potential hazards of sedative medications, measures to promote sleep hygiene and facilitate a 'quiet time' after 10 pm and development of a withdrawal protocol for patients on long-term night sedation...
May 11, 2018: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756498/construct-validity-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-dutch-activity-measure-for-post-acute-care-6-clicks-basic-mobility-form-to-assess-the-mobility-of-hospitalized-patients
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Sven Jacobus Gertruda Geelen, Karin Valkenet, Cindy Veenhof
To evaluate the construct validity and the inter-rater reliability of the Dutch Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care "6-clicks" Basic Mobility short form measuring the patient's mobility in Dutch hospital care. First, the "6-clicks" was translated by using a forward-backward translation protocol. Next, 64 patients were assessed by the physiotherapist to determine the validity while being admitted to the Internal Medicine wards of a university medical center. Six hypotheses were tested regarding the construct "mobility" which showed that: Better "6-clicks" scores were related to less restrictive pre-admission living situations (p = 0...
May 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755018/ambulatory-colonoscopy-under-sedoanalgesia-in-adult-patients-with-and-without-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-prospective-cross-sectional-and-double-blind-comparison
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Bahattin Tuncalı, Coşkun Araz, Arzu Çelebi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It is unclear whether patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) require a high dose of sedatives during colonoscopy. In this study, we investigated the pre-procedural anxiety levels, sedative consumption, procedure times, complications, and patient's satisfaction between patients with IBS and controls for ambulatory colonoscopy under sedation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rome III criteria were used in the diagnosis of IBS. Anxiety levels were measured using Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754983/cognitive-impairment-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-pilot-mixed-methods-feasibility-study-exploring-incidence-and-experiences-for-recovering-patients
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Rosalind Elliott, Elizabeth Yarad, Sarah Webb, Katherine Cheung, Frances Bass, Naomi Hammond, Doug Elliott
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in survival after critical illness and intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, some recovering patients still face ongoing challenges. There are few investigations exploring the incidence, risk factors, and trajectory for cognitive impairment (CI) in former ICU patients in Australia. OBJECTIVES: To test the feasibility of a study protocol designed to ascertain the incidence and impact of CI during recovery from a critical illness. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods longitudinal single-centre pilot study...
May 10, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754670/knowledge-to-action-rationale-and-design-of-the-patient-centered-care-transitions-in-heart-failure-pact-hf-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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Harriette G C Van Spall, Shun Fu Lee, Feng Xie, Dennis T Ko, Lehana Thabane, Quazi Ibrahim, Peter R Mitoff, Michael Heffernan, Manish Maingi, Michael C Tjandrawidjaja, Mohammad I Zia, Mohamed Panju, Richard Perez, Kim D Simek, Liane Porepa, Ian D Graham, R Brian Haynes, Dilys Haughton, Stuart J Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Heart Failure (HF) is a common cause of hospitalization in older adults. The transition from hospital to home is high-risk, and gaps in transitional care can increase the risk of re-hospitalization and death. Combining health care services supported by meta-analyses, we designed the PACT-HF transitional care model. METHODS: Adopting an integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) approach in which decision-makers and clinicians are partners in research, we implement and test the effectiveness of PACT-HF among patients hospitalized for HF...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
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