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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155611/can-chemotherapy-related-acute-care-visits-be-accurately-identified-in-administrative-data
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Monika K Krzyzanowska, Katherine Enright, Rahim Moineddin, Lingsong Yun, Melanie Powis, Mohammed Ghannam, Eva Grunfeld
PURPOSE: There is increasing interest in using administrative data to examine treatment-related complications that lead to emergency department (ED) visits or hospitalizations (H). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of billing codes for identifying chemotherapy-related acute care visits (CRVs) among women with early-stage breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cohort was identified by using deterministically linked health databases and consisted of women who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer who started adjuvant chemotherapy between 2007 and 2009 in Ontario, Canada...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145705/review-article-critical-care-airway-management-elearning-modules
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Deepak Doshi, Sally McCarthy, Elizabeth Mowatt, Angela Cahill, Bronwyn Peirce, Geoff Hawking, Ruth Osborne, Belinda Hibble, Katharine Ebbs
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) has recently launched the Critical Care Airway Management eLearning modules to support emergency medicine trainees in developing their airway management skills in the ED. A team of emergency physicians and trainees worked collaboratively to develop the eLearning resources ensuring extensive stakeholder consultation. A comprehensive resource manual was written to provide learners with knowledge that underpins the modules. ACEM provided project coordination as well as administrative and technical team support to the production...
November 16, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137902/effects-of-opioid-medications-on-cognitive-skills-among-emergency-department-patients
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Catherine A Marco, Dennis Mann, Jordan Rasp, Michael Ballester, Oswald Perkins, Michael B Holbrook, Kyle Rako
INTRODUCTION: Treatment for pain and related conditions has been identified as the most common reason for Emergency Department (ED) visits. Concerns exist regarding the effects of opioid pain medications on cognition and patient ability to consent for procedures, hospital admission, or to refuse recommended medical interventions. This study was undertaken to identify cognitive skills before and after opioid pain medication in the ED setting. METHODS: This was a prospective study comparing performance on the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) before and after administration of opioid pain medications...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135777/validity-of-using-inpatient-and-outpatient-administrative-codes-to-identify-acute-venous-thromboembolism-the-cvrn-vte-study
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Margaret C Fang, Dongjie Fan, Sue Hee Sung, Daniel M Witt, John R Schmelzer, Steven R Steinhubl, Steven H Yale, Alan S Go
BACKGROUND: Administrative data are frequently used to identify venous thromboembolism (VTE) for research and quality reporting. However, the validity of these codes, particularly in outpatients, has not been well-established. OBJECTIVE: To determine how well International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for VTE predict chart-confirmed acute VTE in inpatient and outpatients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We selected 4642 adults with an incident ICD-9 diagnosis of VTE between years 2004 and 2010 from the Cardiovascular Research Network Venous Thromboembolism cohort study...
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126347/language-profiles-in-young-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-community-sample-using-multiple-assessment-instruments
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Rose Nevill, Darren Hedley, Mirko Uljarević, Ensu Sahin, Johanna Zadek, Eric Butter, James A Mulick
This study investigated language profiles in a community-based sample of 104 children aged 1-3 years who had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) diagnostic criteria. Language was assessed with the Mullen scales, Preschool Language Scale, fifth edition, and Vineland-II parent-report. The study aimed to determine whether the receptive-to-expressive language profile is independent from the assessment instrument used, and whether nonverbal cognition, early communicative behaviors, and autism spectrum disorder symptoms predict language scores...
November 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126081/multiple-chronic-condition-profiles-and-survival-among-oldest-old-male-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Jinmyoung Cho, Eileen M Stock, I-Chia Liao, John E Zeber, Brian K Ahmedani, Rashmita Basu, Charlene C Quinn, Laurel A Copeland
To improve understanding of survival among very elderly male patients with surgically repaired hip fractures, this study applied classification techniques to multiple chronic conditions (MCC) then modeled survival by latent class. Veterans Health Administration (VHA)'s electronic medical records on male inpatients age 85-100 years (n=896) with hip fracture diagnosis and repair were used. MCC defined by Charlson and Elixhauser disorders, medications, demographic covariates, and 5 years follow-up survival were included...
October 28, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124464/linezolid-associated-hypoglycemia
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Herman Joseph Johannesmeyer, Suhani Bhakta, Felix Morales
Our case describes a 77-year-old, African American male who was experiencing recurrent hypoglycemic episodes, which resulted in two emergency department (ED) visits and a subsequent inpatient admission during his second ED visit. He was prescribed linezolid 600 mg twice daily for 14 days for the treatment of a Staphylococcus hominis urinary tract infection. Nine and a half days into therapy, the patient began having recurrent hypoglycemic episodes. These episodes persisted despite repeated intravenous dextrose boluses...
November 9, 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123014/positron-emission-tomography-using-a-grpr-antagonist-68-ga-rm26-in-healthy-volunteers-and-prostate-cancer-patients
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Jingjing Zhang, Gang Niu, Xingrong Fan, Lixin Lang, Guozhu Hou, Libo Chen, Huanwen Wu, Zhaohui Zhu, Fang Li, Xiaoyuan Chen
This study was designed to study the safety, biodistribution, radiation dosimetry of a gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) antagonist positron emission tomography (PET) tracer (68)Ga-RM26, to assess its clinical diagnostic value in prostate cancer patients, and to perform a direct comparison between GRPR antagonist (68)Ga-RM26 and agonist (68)Ga-BBN. Methods: Five healthy volunteers were enrolled to validate the safety of (68)Ga-RM26 and calculate dosimetry. A total of 28 patients with prostate cancer (17 newly diagnosed and 11 post therapy) were recruited with written informed consent...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121806/the-medical-care-of-male-and-female-youth-who-die-by-suicide-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Anne E Rhodes, Michael H Boyle, Jeffrey A Bridge, Mark Sinyor, Laurence Y Katz, Kathryn Bennett, Amanda S Newton, Paul S Links, Lil Tonmyr, Robin Skinner, Amy Cheung, Jennifer Bethell, Corine Carlisle
OBJECTIVE: Prior year medical care was compared among youth dying by suicide to their peers. Effect modification of these associations by age or place of residency (rural versus larger community sizes) was examined in a large, medically insured population. METHOD: This population-based case control study used data from the Office of the Chief Coroner in Ontario, Canada, linked to health care administrative data to examine associations between medical care for mental health or other reasons (versus no medical care) and suicide...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120203/outreach-as-intervention-the-evolution-of-outreach-and-preventive-programming-on-college-campuses
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Thomas Golightly, Kelly Thorne, Andrea Iglesias, Ed Huebner, Teresa Michaelson-Chmelir, Jane Yang, Kelly Greco
It is widely acknowledged that demand for clinical services at university and college counseling centers (CCs) has increased over the last several years. CCs have had to adapt service delivery methods to meet the demand for services. One of the more recent developments in CCs lies in providing primary (preventive) interventions to the campus at-large through outreach and preventive programming. These interventions are aimed toward reducing demand as opposed to promoting services and gathering potential clients...
November 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117669/late-diagnosis-of-influenza-in-adult-patients-during-a-seasonal-outbreak
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Seong-Ho Choi, Jin-Won Chung, Tark Kim, Ki-Ho Park, Mi Suk Lee, Yee Gyung Kwak
Background/Aims: Due to advances in diagnostic techniques, clinicians are more frequently performing influenza diagnostic tests and referring to their test results ahead of the administration of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs). To investigate the clinical significance of the time from symptom onset to laboratory diagnosis, we reviewed the clinical characteristics of adult patients with influenza who had an early laboratory diagnosis (ED) or a late laboratory diagnosis (LD) at one of four tertiary care centers during a seasonal outbreak of influenza...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114409/effective-loading-dose-of-dexmedetomidine-to-induce-adequate-sedation-in-parturients-undergoing-caesarean-section-under-spinal-anaesthesia
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Jinguo Wang, Zhanyang Han, Honglan Zhou, Na Wang, Haichun Ma
Objective: To calculate the effective dose (ED) of dexmedetomidine for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia. Methods: Consecutive parturients scheduled for caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia were included. The loading dose of dexmedetomidine was evaluated using the up-and-down method, starting at 1.0 μg kg(-1) and a step size of 0.1 μg kg(-1). The loading dexmedetomidine was administrated by the venous route for 10 min, and afterwards a maintenance dose began at a rate of 0...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113549/the-final-30-days-of-life-a-study-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-in-ontario-canada
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Shaila J Merchant, Katherine Lajkosz, Susan B Brogly, Christopher M Booth, Sulaiman Nanji, Sunil V Patel, Nancy N Baxter
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported overly aggressive end-of-life care (EOLC) in many cancers. We investigate trends in, and factors associated with, aggressive EOLC among patients who died of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: All patients with primary cause of death from esophageal, gastric, colon, and anorectal cancer from January 2003 to December 2013 were identified through the Ontario Cancer Registry, and information was collected from linked databases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110979/complications-from-administration-of-vasopressors-through-peripheral-venous-catheters-an-observational-study
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Kamal Medlej, Amin Antoine Kazzi, Ahel El Hajj Chehade, Mothana Saad Eldine, Ali Chami, Rana Bachir, Dina Zebian, Gilbert Abou Dagher
BACKGROUND: The placement of a central venous catheter for the administration of vasopressors is still recommended and required by many institutions because of concern about complications associated with peripheral administration of vasopressors. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the incidence of complications from the administration of vasopressors through peripheral venous catheters (PVC) in patients with circulatory shock, and to identify the factors associated with these complications...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108736/a-randomized-double-blind-trial-comparing-the-effect-on-pain-of-an-oral-sucrose-solution-vs-placebo-in-children-1-to-3%C3%A2-months-old-undergoing-simple-venipuncture
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Serge Gouin, Nathalie Gaucher, Denis Lebel, Marie Pier Desjardins
BACKGROUND: Few clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of oral sweet solutions for procedures in the emergency department (ED) have been published. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of an oral sucrose solution vs. a placebo in reducing pain in infants undergoing venipuncture without cannulation. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded clinical trial was conducted in a pediatric ED. Infants 1 to 3 months old were randomly allocated to receive 2 mL of 88% sucrose or 2 mL of placebo, 2 min prior to venipuncture...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108660/usefulness-of-electroencephalography-for-the-management-of-epilepsy-in-emergency-departments
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A Viloria Alebesque, A López Bravo, E Bellosta Diago, S Santos Lasaosa, J A Mauri Llerda
INTRODUCTION: Electroencephalography (EEG) is an essential diagnostic tool in epilepsy. Its use in emergency departments (ED) is usually restricted to the diagnosis and management of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). However, EDs may also benefit from EEG in the context of other situations in epilepsy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study using the clinical histories of patients treated at our hospital's ED for epileptic seizures and suspicion of NCSE and undergoing EEG studies in 2015 and 2016...
November 3, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103789/an-in-situ-simulation-based-educational-outreach-project-for-pediatric-trauma-care-in-a-rural-trauma-system
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Lilly Bayouth, Sarah Ashley, Jackie Brady, Bryan Lake, Morgan Keeter, David Schiller, Walter C Robey, Stephen Charles, Kari M Beasley, Eric A Toschlog, Shannon W Longshore
BACKGROUND: Outcome disparities between urban and rural pediatric trauma patients persist, despite regionalization of trauma systems. Rural patients are initially transported to the nearest emergency department (ED), where pediatric care is infrequent. We aim to identify educational intervention targets and increase provider experience via pediatric trauma simulation. METHODS: Prospective study of simulation-based pediatric trauma resuscitation was performed at three community EDs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102452/syncope-and-presyncope-as-a-presenting-symptom-or-discharge-diagnosis-in-the-emergency-department-an%C3%A2-administrative-data-validation-study
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John A Staples, Cristian Vadeanu, Bobby Gu, Shannon Erdelyi, Herbert Chan, Jeffrey R Brubacher
Emergency department (ED) visits for syncope are common. Validation of ED administrative diagnostic coding for syncope is required before these codes can be used for health services research. We performed a retrospective multicentre chart review using a regional ED database in British Columbia. We identified adults who visited 1 of 3 high-volume urban EDs between 2010 and 2015. Cohort 1 included 350 ED visits for patients with a presenting complaint (PC) of syncope/presyncope, a discharge diagnosis (DD) of syncope and collapse, or both...
September 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102101/iodinated-contrast-administration-resulting-in-cardiogenic-shock-in-patient-with-uncontrolled-graves-disease
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Wes Brundridge, Jack Perkins
BACKGROUND: Thyroid storm (also known as thyroid or thyrotoxic crisis) is part of the spectrum of thyrotoxicosis and represents the extreme end of that spectrum. The condition is quite rare, yet mortality rates are high and may approach 10-30%. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old-man who had a history of Graves disease presented in atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response and mild congestive heart failure. During the course of his Emergency Department (ED) stay he deteriorated into cardiogenic shock...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101562/academic-status-does-not-affect-outcome-following-complex-hepato-pancreato-biliary-procedures
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Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Donald Groves, Donglei Yin, Kristen Cagino, Mark Talamini, Aurora Pryor
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing debate regarding outcomes following complex hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) procedures. The purpose of our study is to examine if facility type has any impact on complications, readmission rates, emergency department (ED) visit rates, and length of stay (LOS) for patients undergoing HPB surgery. METHODS: The SPARCS administrative database was used to identify patients undergoing complex HPB procedures between 2012 and 2014 in New York...
November 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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