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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075650/pharmacokinetic-evaluation-of-pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Massimiliano Buoli, Alice Caldiroli, Marta Serati
Pregabalin is an alternative compound to SSRIs and SNRIs for the first-line treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Areas covered: We describe the pharmacokinetic properties of pregabalin and their implications for the treatment of GAD. A search in the main database sources (Medline, ISI, Web of Knowledge and Medscape) was performed in order to obtain a comprehensive and balanced evaluation about the clinical implications of the pharmacokinetic properties of pregabalin in the treatment of GAD. The word "pregabalin" was associated with "pharmacokinetics", "interactions"', "GAD", "anxiety" and "tolerability"...
January 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050366/practices-of-health-care-personnel-regarding-occupational-exposure
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Manisha Jain, Ekadashi Rajni Sabharwal, Dhirendra Srivastava
INTRODUCTION: With advancing health care sciences, the prevalence of Accidental Exposure to Patient's Blood (AEBP) amongst Health Care Personnel (HCP) is bound to increase. The only means of preventing such accidental exposure is safe working practices. It is the responsibility of the teachers to inculcate these practices amongst their students. AIM: To evaluate the knowledge, practice and attitude regarding Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Hepatitis-B Virus (HBV) immunization amongst faculty and undergraduate students and to assess the frequency of these occupational exposure with the objective of inculcating safe working practices in the teaching curriculum...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045237/safe-approach-to-the-splenic-hilum-by-first-mobilizing-the-pancreatic-tail-in-laparoscopic-splenectomy
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Katsunori Sakamoto, Goro Honda, Masanao Kurata, Yuki Homma, Satoshi Shinya, Masahiko Honjo
INTRODUCTION: We employed a safe approach during laparoscopic splenectomy by first mobilizing the pancreatic tail and then dissecting the splenic vessels at the splenic hilum before mobilizing the spleen. MATERIALS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Patients were placed in the lithotomy position, and only the upper body was twisted to the right side. Five trocars were placed. After the bursa omentalis was opened, an avascular layer was identified behind the pancreas. This avascular layer was bluntly dissected, and the pancreatic tail was isolated from the retroperitoneum...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991024/-cooperation-between-the-plastic-surgery-and-the-head-neck-surgery-departments-in-the-treatment-of-unusual-cases-veszpr%C3%A3-m-hungary-2010-2015
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Zoltán Lóderer, József Piffkó, Károly Somlai, Gábor Bognár, Gábor Sándor
INTRODUCTION: Handling problems in the head and neck region often requires a close cooperation between allied professions, just as in the challenging cases presented by us. Cases and methodology: With the first patient, we performed a radical surgery on the left side of the face due to recidivious basal cell carcinoma, followed by reconstruction using a Type I chimeric anterolateral thigh flap (ALT), while in the case of the second patient, we carried out a radical surgery on the right side of the face due to epithelial carcinoma and reconstruction with a Type I chimeric thoracodorsal flap...
December 2016: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941088/initial-results-of-an-evidence-based-safe-patient-handling-and-mobility-program-to-decrease-hospital-worker-injuries
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Linda Przybysz, Pamela F Levin
The rate for musculoskeletal injuries among health care workers is one of the highest for all industrial sectors in the United States; these injuries often occur during manual handling (i.e., lifting, moving, transferring, and repositioning) of patients. The following article describes the process used to complete a comprehensive assessment, as well as the planning, implementation, and initial evaluation of a quality improvement program to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among health care workers employed by a rural Midwest hospital...
December 9, 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937086/exposure-control-practices-for-administering-nitrous-oxide-a-survey-of-dentists-dental-hygienists-and-dental-assistants
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James M Boiano, Andrea L Steege, Marie H Sweeney
Engineering, administrative, and work practice controls have been recommended for many years to minimize exposure to nitrous oxide during dental procedures. To better understand the extent to which these exposure controls are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted among members of professional practice organizations representing dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. The anonymous, modular, web-based survey was completed by 284 dental professionals in private practice who administered nitrous oxide to adult and/or pediatric patients in the seven days prior to the survey...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927920/validation-of-autoclave-protocols-for-the-successful-decontamination-of-category-a-medical-waste-generated-from-the-care-of-patients-with-serious-communicable-diseases
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Brian T Garibaldi, Mallory Reimers, Neysa Ernst, Gregory Bova, Elaine Nowakowski, James Bukowski, Brandon C Ellis, Chris Smith, Lauren Sauer, Kim Dionne, Karen C Carroll, Lisa L Maragakis, Nicole M Parrish
In response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014, many hospitals designated specific areas to care for patients with Ebola and other highly infectious diseases. The safe handling of Category A infectious substances is a unique challenge in this environment. One solution is onsite waste treatment with a steam sterilizer or autoclave. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) installed two pass-through autoclaves in its Biocontainment Unit (BCU). The JHH BCU and The Johns Hopkins Biosafety Level 3 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory designed and validated waste handling protocols with simulated patient trash to ensure adequate sterilization...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919063/predictors-of-low-back-pain-in-nursing-home-workers-after-implementation-of-a-safe-resident-handling-programme
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Judith E Gold, Laura Punnett, Rebecca J Gore
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare workers have high rates of low back pain (LBP) related to handling patients. A large chain of nursing homes experienced reduced biomechanical load, compensation claims and costs following implementation of a safe resident handling programme (SRHP). The aim of this study was to examine whether LBP similarly declined and whether it was associated with relevant self-reported occupational exposures or personal health factors. METHODS: Worker surveys were conducted on multiple occasions beginning with the week of first SRHP introduction (baseline)...
November 10, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919058/lifting-and-exertion-injuries-decrease-after-implementation-of-an-integrated-hospital-wide-safe-patient-handling-and-mobilisation-programme
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Jack T Dennerlein, Elizabeth Tucker O'Day, Deborah F Mulloy, Jackie Somerville, Anne M Stoddard, Christopher Kenwood, Erin Teeple, Leslie I Boden, Glorian Sorensen, Dean Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE: With increasing emphasis on early and frequent mobilisation of patients in acute care, safe patient handling and mobilisation practices need to be integrated into these quality initiatives. We completed a programme evaluation of a safe patient handling and mobilisation programme within the context of a hospital-wide patient care improvement initiative that utilised a systems approach and integrated safe patient equipment and practices into patient care plans. METHODS: Baseline and 12-month follow-up surveys of 1832 direct patient care workers assessed work practices and self-reported pain while an integrated employee payroll and injury database provided recordable injury rates collected concurrently at 2 hospitals: the study hospital with the programme and a comparison hospital...
October 25, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908843/treatment-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-by-telemedically-supported-paramedics-compared-with-physician-based-treatment-a-prospective-interventional-multicenter-trial
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Jörg C Brokmann, Clemens Conrad, Rolf Rossaint, Sebastian Bergrath, Stefan K Beckers, Miriam Tamm, Michael Czaplik, Frederik Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Prehospital treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in German emergency medical services (EMSs) is reserved for EMS physicians due to legal issues. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective, interventional, multicenter trial was to evaluate the quality of telemedically-delegated therapy and the possible complications in patients with ACS. METHODS: After approval by the ethics committee and trial registration, a one-year study phase was started in August 2012 with 5 ambulances, telemedically equipped and staffed with paramedics, in 4 German EMS districts...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868431/tracking-changes-in-glenohumeral-joint-position-in-acute-post-stroke-hemiparetic-patients-an-observational-study
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Praline Choolun, Suzanne Kuys, Leanne Bisset
AIMS: The majority of people develop hemiparetic shoulder inferior subluxation following stroke, but the timing of onset is unknown. This study aimed to assess changes in glenohumeral joint centre of rotation (GHJC) during the first six weeks following stroke. METHODS: Thirty patients with confirmed diagnosis of stroke (age 65 ± 19 years, 60% female, 40% right side affected) were assessed within 14 days of admission and at six weeks along with matched controls...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863620/paediatric-airway-foreign-body-the-human-factors-influencing-patient-safety-in-our-hospitals
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O C Okonkwo, A Simons, J Nichani
Foreign bodies in the pediatric airway are an uncommon emergency with a high morbidity and mortality rate. Morbidity ranges from 10 to 20% worldwide and this pathology accounts for up to 7% of accidental deaths in children under 4. Dealing with this emergency safely and effectively is complex, requiring a tight coupling of procedures and processes and optimal anesthetic and operating conditions to prevent errors. These factors are recognized by the World Health Organization as 'Human Factors'. We perform a multi-center assessment of human factors pertinent to this emergency...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856389/mini-laparoscopy-of-removal-partial-adnexae-at-the-time-of-hysterectomy
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António Gutierrez Setúbal, João Sequeira Alves, Olga Lavado, Joana Faria
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique of mini laparoscopic adnexectomy or salpingectomy at the time of total laparoscopic hysterectomy DESIGN: Step-by-step video explanation of our technique SETTING: The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been widely recognised in the past two decades: improved vision, exposure, reduction in operative trauma because of smaller incisions and more gentle tissue´s handling, that result in a faster postoperative recovery. The technology development has allowed the use of smaller caliber instruments while maintaining the high standard surgical performance...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842799/safe-handling-of-snakes-in-an-ed-setting
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Melanie Cockrell, Kristofer Swanson, April Sanders, Samuel Prater, Toni von Wenckstern, JoAnn Mick
: Efforts to improve consistency in management of snakes and venomous snake bites in the emergency department (ED) can improve patient and staff safety and outcomes, as well as improve surveillance data accuracy. The emergency department at a large academic medical center identified an opportunity to implement a standardized process for snake disposal and identification to reduce staff risk exposure to snake venom from snakes patients brought with them to the ED. METHODS: A local snake consultation vendor and zoo Herpetologist assisted with development of a process for snake identification and disposal...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827363/control-of-diabetic-hyperglycaemia-and-insulin-resistance-through-tsc22d4
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Bilgen Ekim Üstünel, Kilian Friedrich, Adriano Maida, Xiaoyue Wang, Anja Krones-Herzig, Oksana Seibert, Anke Sommerfeld, Allan Jones, Tjeerd P Sijmonsma, Carsten Sticht, Norbert Gretz, Thomas Fleming, Peter P Nawroth, Wolfgang Stremmel, Adam J Rose, Mauricio Berriel-Diaz, Matthias Blüher, Stephan Herzig
Obesity-related insulin resistance represents the core component of the metabolic syndrome, promoting glucose intolerance, pancreatic beta cell failure and type 2 diabetes. Efficient and safe insulin sensitization and glucose control remain critical therapeutic aims to prevent diabetic late complications Here, we identify transforming growth factor beta-like stimulated clone (TSC) 22 D4 as a molecular determinant of insulin signalling and glucose handling. Hepatic TSC22D4 inhibition both prevents and reverses hyperglycaemia, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance in diabetes mouse models...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810116/simulation-training-for-primary-caregivers-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Jennifer Arnold, Maria Carmen G Diaz
Simulation is a hands-on educational modality that creates a safe, confidential learning environment that is closely aligned with the principles of patient- and family-centered care. This makes it an ideal training tool for families and caregivers of medically complex infants as they prepare for their care at home. Multidisciplinary collaboration and participation is vital to the success of these simulations and encourages the development of needs assessments and learning objectives that are congruent with the family's goals, beliefs, and culture...
November 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789021/nasal-chondrocyte-based-engineered-autologous-cartilage-tissue-for-repair-of-articular-cartilage-defects-an-observational-first-in-human-trial
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Marcus Mumme, Andrea Barbero, Sylvie Miot, Anke Wixmerten, Sandra Feliciano, Francine Wolf, Adelaide M Asnaghi, Daniel Baumhoer, Oliver Bieri, Martin Kretzschmar, Geert Pagenstert, Martin Haug, Dirk J Schaefer, Ivan Martin, Marcel Jakob
BACKGROUND: Articular cartilage injuries have poor repair capacity, leading to progressive joint damage, and cannot be restored predictably by either conventional treatments or advanced therapies based on implantation of articular chondrocytes. Compared with articular chondrocytes, chondrocytes derived from the nasal septum have superior and more reproducible capacity to generate hyaline-like cartilage tissues, with the plasticity to adapt to a joint environment. We aimed to assess whether engineered autologous nasal chondrocyte-based cartilage grafts allow safe and functional restoration of knee cartilage defects...
October 22, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755210/reports-from-rns-on-safe-patient-handling-and-mobility-programs-in-acute-care-hospital-units
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JiSun Choi, Emily Cramer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of RNs on the implementation of safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) programs in states with and without SPHM legislation. BACKGROUND: Despite numerous strategies developed to reduce caregiver injuries, nurses are still experiencing work-related musculoskeletal injuries. A comprehensive SPHM program has been found to be effective in reducing patient handling injuries among nurses. METHODS: By using data from 143 480 RNs working in 321 acute care hospitals in 44 US states, RNs' perceptions on 6 key aspects of SPHM programs were compared between states with and without SPHM legislation and among 11 unit types...
November 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747916/ebola-virus-disease-caring-for-patients-in-sierra-leone-a-qualitative-study
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Sara Andertun, Åsa Hörnsten, Senada Hajdarevic
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe Norwegian healthcare staffs' experiences of participating in care of patients with Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. BACKGROUND: Ebola is one of the most feared viruses known. Ebola virus disease is highly contagious with high mortality. The few qualitative studies made on experiences among healthcare professionals have highlighted problems as lack of protective resources, insufficient personnel and risk of societal stigmatization...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747699/rehabilitation-of-a-complex-midfacial-defect-by-means-of-a-zygoma-implant-supported-prosthesis-and-nasal-epithesis-a-novel-technique
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Lorenzo Trevisiol, Pasquale Procacci, Antonio D'Agostino, Francesca Ferrari, Daniele De Santis, Pier Francesco Nocini
PURPOSE: Several authors have described zygoma implants as a reliable surgical option to rehabilitate severe maxillary defects in case of extreme atrophy or oncological resections. The aim of this study is to report a new technical approach to the rehabilitation of a complex oronasal defect by means of a zygoma-implant-supported full-arch dental prosthesis combined with a nasal epithesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient presented with a subtotal bilateral maxillectomy and total rhinectomy defect because of a squamous cell carcinoma of the nose...
December 2016: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
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