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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352419/a-systematic-review-of-interventions-to-follow-up-test-results-pending-at-discharge
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Patrick J Darragh, T Bodley, A Orchanian-Cheff, K G Shojania, J L Kwan, P Cram
BACKGROUND: Patients are frequently discharged from the hospital before all test results have been finalized. Thirty to 40% of tests pending at discharge (TPADs) return potentially actionable results that could necessitate change in the patients' management, often unbeknownst to their physicians. Delayed follow-up of TPADs can lead to patient harm. We sought to synthesize the existing literature on interventions intended to improve the management of TPADs, including interventions designed to enhance documentation of TPADs, increase physician awareness when TPAD results finalize post-discharge, decrease adverse events related to missed TPADs, and increase physician satisfaction with TPAD management...
January 19, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345426/single-dose-intravenous-iron-in-southeast-asian-heart-failure-patients-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-study-practice-asia-hf
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Tee Joo Yeo, Poh Shuan Daniel Yeo, Farid Abdul Hadi, Timothy Cushway, Kim Yee Lee, Fang Fang Yin, Anne Ching, Ruili Li, Seet Yoong Loh, Shir Lynn Lim, Raymond Ching-Chiew Wong, Bee Choo Tai, Arthur Mark Richards, Carolyn S P Lam
AIMS: Iron deficiency is highly prevalent in Southeast Asians with heart failure (HF) and associated with worse outcomes. This trial aimed to assess the effect of intravenous iron in Southeast Asians hospitalized with decompensated HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients hospitalized for acute decompensated HF, regardless of ejection fraction, with iron deficiency (defined as serum ferritin <300 ng/mL if transferrin saturation is <20%) were randomized to receive either one dose of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) 1000 mg or placebo (0...
January 18, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328897/high-users-of-healthcare-strategies-to-improve-care-reduce-costs
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Neil Siekman, Rick Hilger
A minority of patients consume a disproportionate amount of healthcare, especially in the emergency department. These "high users" are a small but complex group whose expenses are driven largely by low socioeconomic status, mental illness, and drug abuse; lack of social services also contributes. Several promising efforts aimed at improving quality and reducing healthcare costs for high users include care management organizations, patient care plans, and better discharge summaries.
January 2018: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320668/the-impact-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-on-anticoagulation-therapy-in-rural-australia
#4
Jamie W Bellinge, Jarrad J Paul, Liam S Walsh, Lokesh Garg, Gerald F Watts, Carl Schultz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the use of different anticoagulation therapies in rural Western Australia; to establish whether remoteness from health care services affects the choice of anticoagulation therapy; to gather preliminary data on anticoagulation therapy safety and efficacy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of patients hospitalised with a principal diagnosis of atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF) or venous thromboembolism (VTE) during 2014-2015. SETTING: Four hospitals serving two-thirds of the rural population of Western Australia...
January 15, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317222/do-performance-measures-of-strength-balance-and-mobility-predict-quality-of-life-and-community-reintegration-after-stroke
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Joshua W Cohen, Tanya D Ivanova, Brenda Brouwer, Kimberly J Miller, Dianne Bryant, S Jayne Garland
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent to which physical performance measures of strength, balance and mobility taken at discharge from inpatient stroke rehabilitation can predict health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and community reintegration after 6 months. DESIGN: Longitudinal Study SETTING: University Laboratory PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-five adults recruited within one month following discharge home from inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Inclusion criteria were: major unilateral hemispheric stroke, English speaking, able to communicate, discharged home...
January 6, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316115/multimorbidity-not-hiv-markers-predicts-unplanned-admission-among-people-with-hiv-in-regional-nsw
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Natalie Edmiston, Kathy Petoumenos, David J Smith
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity and unplanned admissions are common among people with HIV (PWH). AIMS: The aim was to determine factors predictive of unplanned admission among PWH in regional NSW and compare care coordination between people with and without unplanned admissions. METHOD: A prospective cohort study of PWH attending a regional HIV service was conducted. Baseline HIV specific results and multimorbidity markers including Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) were assessed as predictors of time to first unplanned admission using cox regression analysis...
January 8, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305953/combining-usability-evaluations-to-highlight-the-chain-that-leads-from-usability-flaws-to-usage-problems-and-then-negative-outcomes
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Ludivine Watbled, Romaric Marcilly, Sandra Guerlinger, J-M Christian Bastien, Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zéphir, Régis Beuscart
Poor usability of health technology is thought to diminish work system performance, increase error rates and, potentially, harm patients. The present study (i) used a combination of usability evaluation methods to highlight the chain that leads from usability flaws to usage problems experienced by users and, ultimately, to negative patient outcomes, and (ii) validated this approach by studying two different discharge summary production systems. To comply with quality guidelines, the process of drafting and sending discharge summaries is increasingly being automated...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300288/wocn-society-clinical-guideline-management-of-the-adult-patient-with-a-fecal-or-urinary-ostomy-an-executive-summary
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This article provides an executive summary of the recommendations from the Clinical Guideline: Management of the Adult Patient With a Fecal or Urinary Ostomy, published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN Society). It presents an overview of the process used to update and develop the guideline and lists specific recommendations from the guideline. We provide recommendations that include the following topics: stoma construction, preoperative education, stoma site marking, selection of an ostomy pouching system, postoperative education, postoperative management issues, follow-up care after discharge from the acute care setting, health-related quality of life, and stomal and peristomal complications...
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282009/strider-sildenafil-therapy-in-dismal-prognosis-early-onset-fetal-growth-restriction-an-international-consortium-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
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A Pels, L C Kenny, Z Alfirevic, P N Baker, Peter von Dadelszen, C Gluud, C T Kariya, B W Mol, A T Papageorghiou, A G van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, W Ganzevoort, K M Groom
BACKGROUND: Severe, early-onset fetal growth restriction due to placental insufficiency is associated with a high risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity with long-lasting sequelae. Placental insufficiency is the result of abnormal formation and function of the placenta with inadequate remodelling of the maternal spiral arteries. There is currently no effective therapy available. Some evidence suggests sildenafil citrate may improve uteroplacental blood flow, fetal growth, and meaningful infant outcomes...
December 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276289/a-case-of-metronidazole-injection-infiltration-without-sequelae
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Andrew M North, Justin M Yee
Purpose: This report describes a case of metronidazole injection infiltration which contrasts the sole other case report in the literature at this time, as the patient described herein experienced mild signs and symptoms with prompt resolution and no significant sequelae. Summary: The patient experienced metronidazole injection infiltration during administration open to gravity via an 18-gauge peripheral catheter in the left brachial vein. The site was examined at bedside within approximately 30 minutes of the incident and was noted to be slightly edematous, erythemic, and painful in terms of a 5...
September 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258524/using-an-intervention-mapping-approach-to-develop-a-discharge-protocol-for-intensive-care-patients
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Margo van Mol, Marjan Nijkamp, Christine Markham, Erwin Ista
BACKGROUND: Admission into an intensive care unit (ICU) may result in long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences for patients and their relatives. The care of the critically ill patient does not end upon ICU discharge; therefore, integrated and ongoing care during and after transition to the follow-up ward is pivotal. This study described the development of an intervention that responds to this need. METHODS: Intervention Mapping (IM), a six-step theory- and evidence-based approach, was used to guide intervention development...
December 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248225/reproductive-performance-and-herd-exit-dynamics-of-lactating-dairy-cows-managed-for-first-service-with-the-presynch-ovsynch-or-double-ovsynch-protocol-and-different-duration-of-the-voluntary-waiting-period
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M L Stangaferro, R Wijma, M Masello, J O Giordano
The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the reproductive performance and herd exit dynamics of dairy cows managed for first service with programs varying in method of submission for insemination and voluntary waiting period (VWP) duration. Holstein cows from a commercial farm in New York were randomly allocated to receive timed artificial insemination (TAI) after the Double-Ovsynch protocol (GnRH, 7 d later PGF2α, 3 d later GnRH, 7 d later GnRH, 7 d later PGF2α, 56 h later GnRH, and 16 to 18 h later TAI) at 60 ± 3 d in milk (DIM) (DO60 = 458), TAI after Double-Ovsynch at 88 ± 3 DIM (DO88 = 462), or a combination of AI at detected estrus (starting at 50 ± 3 d in milk) and TAI with the Presynch-Ovsynch protocol (PGF2α, 14 d later PGF2α, 12 d later GnRH, 7 d later PGF2α, 56 h later GnRH, and 16 to 18 h later TAI; PSOv = 450)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247110/prospective-economic-evaluation-of-an-electronic-discharge-communication-tool-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Laura K Sevick, Maria-Jose Santana, William A Ghali, Fiona Clement
OBJECTIVE: To complete an economic evaluation within a randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing the use of an electronic discharge communication tool (eDCT) compared with usual care. SETTING: Patients being discharged from a single tertiary care centre's internal medicine Medical Teaching Units. PARTICIPANTS: Between January 2012 and December 2013, 1399 patients were randomised to a discharge mechanism. Forty-five patients were excluded from the economic evaluation as they did not have data for the index hospitalisation cost; 1354 patients contributed to the economic evaluation...
December 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237746/impact-of-telemonitoring-on-health-status
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Natalie M Jayaram, Yevgeniy Khariton, Harlan M Krumholz, Sarwat I Chaudhry, Jennifer Mattera, Fengming Tang, Jeph Herrin, Beth Hodshon, John A Spertus
BACKGROUND: Although noninvasive telemonitoring in patients with heart failure does not reduce mortality or hospitalizations, less is known about its effect on health status. This study reports the results of a randomized clinical trial of telemonitoring on health status in patients with heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 1521 patients with recent heart failure hospitalization randomized in the Tele-HF trial (Telemonitoring to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes), 756 received telephonic monitoring and 765 usual care...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237038/analysis-of-abbreviations-used-by-residents-in-admission-notes-and-discharge-summaries
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Lotan Shilo, Gila Shilo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229645/the-incidence-of-military-training-related-injuries-in-chinese-new-recruits-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wei Hua, Q Chen, M Wan, J Lu, L Xiong
INTRODUCTION: Training-related injuries are the main reason for disability, long-term rehabilitation, functional impairment and premature discharge from military service. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of injuries in the training of Chinese new recruits via a systematic review of the literature. METHOD: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the combined incidence of military training-related injuries in Chinese new recruits...
December 10, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229451/more-clinical-mimics-of-infant-botulism
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Jessica M Khouri, Jessica R Payne, Stephen S Arnon
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the actual diagnoses of 76 patients (2005-2015) whose clinical presentations so closely resembled infant botulism that the patients were treated with Human Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (BIG-IV; BabyBIG), but whose illnesses subsequently were not laboratory confirmed as infant botulism ("clinical mimics" of infant botulism). STUDY DESIGN: The California Department of Public Health produces BIG-IV and distributes it nationwide as a public service (ie, not-for-profit) orphan drug to treat patients hospitalized with suspected infant botulism...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224207/acute-kidney-injury-is-under-recognised-and-under-reported-in-hospitalised-patients-in-australia
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Tim Mitchell, Elisabeth Feher, Gillian Mitchell, Aron Chakera
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalised patients is associated with adverse outcomes; however, it remains unrecognised and under-reported. A total of 48 045 serum creatinine results from 8129 tertiary hospital inpatients were reviewed. The prevalence of AKI was 4.33%. Mortality was significantly higher in patients with AKI (16.76%) compared to those without AKI (1.88%, P < 0.001). Documentation of AKI in discharge summaries was poor.
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221835/impact-of-surgical-approach-and-patient-factors-on-hospital-consumer-assessment-of-healthcare-providers-and-systems-hcahps-survey-scoring-in-gynecologic-surgery
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Sumer Wallace, Kristine T Hanson, Sean C Dowdy, Elizabeth B Habermann
OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey responses of women who underwent gynecologic surgery at our institution across patient factors and surgical approach. METHODS: We identified patients with returned HCAHPS surveys following an inpatient laparoscopic surgery or laparotomy in gynecologic surgery from 10/1/2012-9/30/2015. Exclusions included patient age<18years, discharge by a service other than Gynecologic Surgery, or refusal of Minnesota research authorization...
December 5, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211629/report-of-the-fifth-european-expert-meeting-on-rotavirus-vaccination-eerovac-utrecht-the-netherlands-20-22-march-2017
#20
Marieke L A de Hoog, Timo Vesikari, Carlo Giaquinto, Hans-Iko Huppertz, Federico Martinon-Torres, Patricia Bruijning-Verhagen
The Fifth European Expert Meeting on Rotavirus Vaccination was convened in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in March 2017. The 2-day meeting included invited lectures as well as original oral and poster presentations and brought together experts from 21 countries. Summary findings of the meeting include: Rotavirus vaccination programmes in Europe have resulted in reductions of 60-90% in rotavirus outpatient visits and hospitalizations. Long term trends indicate this impact is sustained over the years. Herd effects, protecting unvaccinated children and neonates too young to be vaccinated have been observed in many European countries...
December 6, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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