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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674441/promoting-accrual-of-older-patients-with-cancer-to-clinical-trials-an-alliance-for-clinical-trials-in-oncology-member-survey-a171602
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Rachel A Freedman, Travis J Dockter, Jacqueline M Lafky, Arti Hurria, Hyman J Muss, Harvey J Cohen, Aminah Jatoi, M Margaret Kemeny, Kathryn J Ruddy
BACKGROUND: There are multiple known individual- and practice-level barriers to enrollment of older patients with cancer to clinical trials, but little is known about how the clinical research workforce feels about potential higher-level strategy changes aimed to promote increased enrollment of older patients. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS, AND METHODS: We invited all 11,351 Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology ("Alliance") members to participate in an anonymous, web-based survey to examine awareness of current accrual patterns for older patients to clinical trials, to ascertain consensus on how to tackle enrollment challenges, and to provide the impetus for high-level changes to improve clinical trial accrual of older patients with cancer...
April 19, 2018: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674366/can-interprofessional-teamwork-reduce-patient-throughput-times-a-longitudinal-single-centre-study-of-three-different-triage-processes-at-a-swedish-emergency-department
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Jenny Liu, Italo Masiello, Sari Ponzer, Nasim Farrokhnia
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact on emergency department (ED) throughput times and proportion of patients who leave without being seen by a physician (LWBS) of two triage interventions, where comprehensive nurse-led triage was first replaced by senior physician-led triage and then by interprofessional teamwork. DESIGN: Single-centre before-and-after study. SETTING: Adult ED of a Swedish urban hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients arriving on weekdays 08:00 to 21:00 during three 1-year periods in the interval May 2012 to November 2015...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673974/randomized-controlled-trial-of-nurse-delivered-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-versus-supportive-psychotherapy-telehealth-interventions-for-chronic-back-pain
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Thomas Rutledge, J Hampton Atkinson, Rachael Holloway, Tatiana Chircop-Rollick, John D'Andrea, Steven R Garfin, Shetal Patel, Donald B Penzien, Mark Wallace, Anne L Weickgenant, Mark Slater
This study evaluated a nurse-delivered, telehealth intervention of cognitive behavioral therapy versus supportive psychotherapy for chronic back pain. Participants (N=61) had chronic back pain (pain "daily" ≥ 6 months at an intensity ≥4/10 scale) and were randomized to an 8-week, 12-session, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or to Supportive Care (SC) matched for frequency, format, and time, with each treatment delivered by a primary care nurse. The primary outcome was the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673601/decision-support-system-for-triage-management-a-hybrid-approach-using-rule-based-reasoning-and-fuzzy-logic
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Mahsa Dehghani Soufi, Taha Samad-Soltani, Samad Shams Vahdati, Peyman Rezaei-Hachesu
OBJECTIVES: Fast and accurate patient triage for the response process is a critical first step in emergency situations. This process is often performed using a paper-based mode, which intensifies workload and difficulty, wastes time, and is at risk of human errors. This study aims to design and evaluate a decision support system (DSS) to determine the triage level. METHODS: A combination of the Rule-Based Reasoning (RBR) and Fuzzy Logic Classifier (FLC) approaches were used to predict the triage level of patients according to the triage specialist's opinions and Emergency Severity Index (ESI) guidelines...
June 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673571/the-effect-of-hospital-acuity-on-severe-maternal-morbidity-in-high-risk-patients
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Mark A Clapp, Kaitlyn E James, Anjali J Kaimal
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published guidelines that established levels of maternal care. These guidelines outline the nursing, provider, and facility requirements for hospitals to be designated a birthing center or one of four levels of care. To-date, these levels of maternal care have not been widely adopted, and currently, no data exists on how these designations may affect maternal or neonatal outcomes...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672393/prospective-prognostic-cohort-study-of-pressure-injuries-in-older-adult-patients-with-hip-fractures
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Cristiana Forni, Fabio D'Alessandro, Rossana Genco, Sandra Mini, Teresa Notarnicola, Arianna Vitulli, Daniela Capezzali, Mattia Morri
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the rate of pressure injury and real predictors thereof in the older adult population with hip fractures in an orthopedic hospital. METHODS: In this prospective prognostic cohort study, all patients admitted with fragility hip fractures were monitored over a 12-month period. On a daily basis, ward nurses and physiotherapists assessed the condition of the patients' skin and collected data about all the predictors connected to their healthcare and hospital organization until the patients were discharged from hospital or until the onset of pressure injury...
May 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671085/-gerontopsychosomatic-consultation-liaison-service-in-inpatient-acute-geriatrics-effects-of-trust-and-support-on-patient-nurse-interaction
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Reinhard Lindner
BACKGROUND: Geriatric and psychosomatic medicine follow a biopsychosocial paradigm. Despite this similar "Menschenbild" in general, collaboration between geriatrics and psychosomatics is still rare. OBJECTIVES: This comparative interventional study aims to find possible effects of psychosomatic work in geriatrics on the interaction between patients and nursing staff and contentment of patients with treatment in general. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the period of one year 238 geriatric patients (return rate 22...
April 18, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670767/anxiety-and-depression-in-patients-with-permanent-atrial-fibrillation-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Maria Polikandrioti, Ioannis Koutelekos, Georgios Vasilopoulos, Georgia Gerogianni, Maritsa Gourni, Sofia Zyga, George Panoutsopoulos
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important public health problem that is increasing at an alarming rate, worldwide. The most common type is permanent AF followed by the paroxysmal and persistent AF. Purpose . This study was aimed at exploring anxiety and depression and the associated factors in patients with permanent AF. Materials and Methods . The sample of the study included 170 AF patients. Data collection was performed by the method of interview using the "Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale" (HADS) to assess anxiety and depression and a questionnaire including patients' characteristics...
2018: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669148/evaluation-of-resident-and-faculty-performance-in-routinely-addressing-unmet-reproductive-health-needs-in-a-teaching-health-center
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Elizabeth Kvach, Hayley Marcus, Lucy Loomis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High rates of unintended pregnancy and poor pregnancy outcomes can be ameliorated by improved access to contraceptive and preconception care. Little data exists regarding application of routine pregnancy intention (PI) screening to reduce unintended pregnancy and optimize preconception health in family medicine residency education. This quality improvement (QI) project evaluated the rate at which family medicine residents and providers (attending physicians and nurse practitioners) addressed women's unmet reproductive health needs identified through PI screening...
April 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668462/electrodermal-activity-monitoring-during-endotracheal-suction-in-sedated-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Theodoros Aslanidis, Vasilios Grosomanidis, Konstantinos Karakoulas, Athanasios Chatzisotiriou
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal suctioning of respiratory secretions is one of the most common causes of pain and discomfort in Intensive Care Unit environment. The electrical properties of the skin, also known as electrodermal activity (EDA), are considered as an indirect measure of autonomous nervous system. AIM: This study explores EDA changes during endotracheal suction in sedated adult critical care patients; and compares these changes to other monitoring parameters...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666309/hospital-admissions-associated-with-medication-non-adherence-a-systematic-review-of-prospective-observational-studies
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Pajaree Mongkhon, Darren M Ashcroft, C Norman Scholfield, Chuenjid Kongkaew
BACKGROUND: Medication non-adherence in ambulatory care has received substantial attention in the literature, but less so as it affects acute care. Accordingly, we aimed to estimate the frequency with which non-adherence to medication contributes to hospital admissions. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts and PubMed (until December 2017) to identify prospective observational studies that examined prevalence rates of hospital admissions associated with medication non-adherence...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665807/palliative-care-for-patients-with-cancer-do-patients-receive-the-care-they-consider-important-a-survey-study
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Marianne Heins, Jolien Hofstede, Mieke Rijken, Joke Korevaar, Gé Donker, Anneke Francke
BACKGROUND: In many countries, GPs and home care nurses are involved in care for patients with advanced cancer. Given the varied and complex needs of these patients, providing satisfactory care is a major challenge for them. We therefore aimed to study which aspects of care patients, GPs and home care nurses consider important and whether patients receive these aspects. METHODS: Seventy-two Dutch patients with advanced cancer, 87 GPs and 26 home care nurses rated the importance of support when experiencing symptoms, respect for patients' autonomy and information provision...
April 17, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665775/contact-among-healthcare-workers-in-the-hospital-setting-developing-the-evidence-base-for-innovative-approaches-to-infection-control
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Krista M English, Joanne M Langley, Allison McGeer, Nathaniel Hupert, Raymond Tellier, Bonnie Henry, Scott A Halperin, Lynn Johnston, Babak Pourbohloul
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial, or healthcare-associated infections (HAI), exact a high medical and financial toll on patients, healthcare workers, caretakers, and the health system. Interpersonal contact patterns play a large role in infectious disease spread, but little is known about the relationship between health care workers' (HCW) movements and contact patterns within a heath care facility and HAI. Quantitatively capturing these patterns will aid in understanding the dynamics of HAI and may lead to more targeted and effective control strategies in the hospital setting...
April 17, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664960/long-term-outcomes-of-patients-evacuated-from-hospitals-near-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Yutaka Igarashi, Takashi Tagami, Jun Hagiwara, Takahiro Kanaya, Norihiro Kido, Mariko Omura, Ryoichi Tosa, Hiroyuki Yokota
INTRODUCTION: After the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant due to the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, the Japanese government issued a mandatory evacuation order for people living within a 20 km radius of the nuclear power plant. The aim of the current study was to investigate long-term outcomes of these patients and identify factors related to mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were evacuated from hospitals near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the Aizu Chuo Hospital from 15 to 26 March, 2011 were included in this study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664893/occupational-exposure-during-emergency-department-thoracotomy-a-prospective-multi-institution-study
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Andrew Nunn, Priya Prakash, Kenji Inaba, Alvarez Escalante, Zoë Maher, Seiji Yamaguchi, Dennis Y Kim, James Maciel, William C Chiu, Byron Drumheller, Joshua P Hazelton, Kaushik Mukherjee, Xian Luo-Owen, Rachel M Nygaard, Ashley P Marek, Bryan C Morse, Caitlin A Fitzgerald, Patrick L Bosarge, Randeep S Jawa, Susan E Rowell, Louis J Magnotti, Adrian W Ong, Tejal S Brahmbhatt, Michael D Grossman, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Occupational exposure is an important consideration during emergency department thoracotomy (EDT). While HIV/hepatitis prevalence in trauma patients (0-16.8%) and occupational exposure rates during operative trauma procedures (1.9-18.0%) have been reported, exposure risk during EDT is unknown. We hypothesized that occupational exposure risk during EDT would be greater than other operative trauma procedures. METHODS: A prospective, observational study at 16 US trauma centers was performed (2015-2016)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664889/transfer-status-a-significant-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-emergency-general-surgery-patients-requiring-colon-resection
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Michael P DeWane, Kimberly A Davis, Kevin M Schuster, Scott P Erwin, Adrian A Maung, Robert D Becher
BACKGROUND: Patients requiring emergency surgery have increased rates of morbidity and mortality. Transfer from outside institution delays effective control of ongoing infection and has been linked with worse outcomes. Previous research suggests transfer status negatively impacts survival but hasn't examined the effect of location and type of institution prior to transfer. This study aims to characterize the effect of type of transferring institution on postoperative outcomes after emergency colon surgery...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664800/randomized-controlled-trial-of-extended-perioperative-counseling-in-enhanced-recovery-after-colorectal-surgery
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Håvard Mjørud Forsmo, Christian Erichsen, Anne Rasdal, Jon Meyer Tvinnereim, Hartwig Körner, Frank Pfeffer
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery programs reduce the length of hospital stay in patients who undergo elective colorectal resection, but the reasons for this reduction are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the impact of extended perioperative counseling in treatment groups that were otherwise the same with respect to enhanced recovery after surgery criteria. DESIGN: Patients eligible for open or laparoscopic colorectal resection were randomly assigned to extended counseling (repeated information and guidance by a dedicated nurse) or standard counseling...
April 16, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663430/effectiveness-of-a-new-single-needle-single-pump-dialysis-system-with-simultaneous-monitoring-of-dialysis-dose
#18
Wolfgang Bieser, Markus Welsch, Marten Jakob, Jörn Meibaum, David A Rodriguez, Henrik Wolff, Daniele Marcelli, Claudia Barth
To date, single-needle (SN) hemodialysis (HD) requires a dialysis machine equipped with two blood pumps-one controlling arterial blood flow (Qb) and one controlling venous Qb. B. Braun has developed an innovative single-pump SN HD system. Therefore, usability is improved by reducing complexity. The aim of this study was to compare dialysis parameters of the new single-pump SN HD system with a double-pump SN HD system available on the market (Fresenius Medical Care [FMC] 5008). In this two-armed crossover study, patients were randomized into two groups (B...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661752/a-novel-information-retrieval-tool-to-find-hospital-care-team-members-development-and-usability-study
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Kyle Morawski, Craig Monsen, Sukhjit Takhar, Adam Landman
BACKGROUND: Hospital communication among members of a patient's care team is a central part of clinical workflow and consumes a large amount of a health care provider's time. Oftentimes the complexity of hospital care leads to difficulty in finding the appropriate contact, which can lead to inefficiencies and frustration. Squire is a Web-based information retrieval app created to improve the speed and efficiency in reaching the appropriate team member during the care of a hospitalized patient...
April 16, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661609/assessing-the-effect-of-an-educational-intervention-on-nurses-and-patient-care-assistants-comprehension-and-documentation-of-functional-ability-in-pediatric-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Katherine M Bernier, Megan Strobel, Ruth Lucas
PURPOSE: In 2014, the Youth Acute Pain Functional Ability Questionnaire (YAPFAQ) was developed to investigate patient's self-rated functional ability during times of acute pain in the inpatient clinical setting. Although it has great potential, the application of this tool has not been made a standard of care. The purpose of this multiple methods study was to determine if, through an educational intervention, hospital staff could consistently document the YAPFAQ in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) during a vaso-occlusive episode...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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