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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27400984/drugs-that-may-cause-or-exacerbate-heart-failure-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Robert L Page, Cindy L O'Bryant, Davy Cheng, Tristan J Dow, Bonnie Ky, C Michael Stein, Anne P Spencer, Robin J Trupp, JoAnn Lindenfeld
Heart failure is a common, costly, and debilitating syndrome that is associated with a highly complex drug regimen, a large number of comorbidities, and a large and often disparate number of healthcare providers. All of these factors conspire to increase the risk of heart failure exacerbation by direct myocardial toxicity, drug-drug interactions, or both. This scientific statement is designed to serve as a comprehensive and accessible source of drugs that may cause or exacerbate heart failure to assist healthcare providers in improving the quality of care for these patients...
August 9, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27271750/a-novel-icu-hand-over-tool-the-glass-door-of-the-patient-room
#2
Brian T Wessman, Carrie Sona, Marilyn Schallom
BACKGROUND: Poor communication among health-care providers is cited as the most common cause of sentinel events involving patients. Patient care in the critical care setting is incredibly complex. A consistent care plan is necessary between day/night shift teams and among bedside intensive care unit (ICU) nurses, consultants, and physicians. Our goal was to create a novel, easily accessible communication device to improve ICU patient care. METHODS: This communication improvement project was done at an academic tertiary surgical/trauma/mixed 36-bed ICU with an average of 214 admissions per month...
June 6, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27079335/knowledge-gaps-in-cardiovascular-care-of-the-older-adult-population-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-and-american-geriatrics-society
#3
Michael W Rich, Deborah A Chyun, Adam H Skolnick, Karen P Alexander, Daniel E Forman, Dalane W Kitzman, Mathew S Maurer, James B McClurken, Barbara M Resnick, Win K Shen, David L Tirschwell
The incidence and prevalence of most cardiovascular disorders increase with age, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and major disability in adults ≥75 years of age; however, despite the large impact of cardiovascular disease on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in older adults, patients aged ≥75 years have been markedly underrepresented in most major cardiovascular trials, and virtually all trials have excluded older patients with complex comorbidities, significant physical or cognitive disabilities, frailty, or residence in a nursing home or assisted living facility...
May 24, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27070144/prevalence-and-predictive-value-of-dyspnea-ratings-in-hospitalized-patients-pilot-studies
#4
Jennifer P Stevens, Kathy Baker, Michael D Howell, Robert B Banzett
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea (breathing discomfort) can be as powerfully aversive as pain, yet is not routinely assessed and documented in the clinical environment. Routine identification and documentation of dyspnea is the first step to improved symptom management and it may also identify patients at risk of negative clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of dyspnea and of dyspnea-associated risk among hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Two pilot prospective cohort studies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26708824/-fragility-in-severe-aortic-stenosis-patient-a-multidimensional-assessment-from-nursing
#5
Amaia Melero-Lacasia
The interest in studying frailty in older adults is an emerging fact in cardiology due to the incidence of patients undergoing valve replacement procedures in conditions difficult to quantify from the purely clinical point of view. In this regard, the profile of patients has been changing and often elderly people identify with greater vulnerability shown by different aspects such as walking speed, grip strength, independence for activities of daily living or emotional issues that condition their quality of life...
March 2016: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26675589/introduction-december-2015-heartweek-issue-of-cardiology-in-the-young-highlights-of-heartweek-2015-challenges-and-dilemmas-of-pediatric-cardiac-care-including-heart-failure-in-children-and-congenital-abnormalities-of-the-coronary-arteries
#6
Jeffrey P Jacobs
This December Issue of Cardiology in the Young represents the 13th annual publication in Cardiology in the Young generated from the two meetings that composed "HeartWeek in Florida". "HeartWeek in Florida", the joint collaborative project sponsored by the Cardiac Centre at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, together with Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute of Saint Petersburg, Florida, averages over 1000 attendees every year and is now recognised as one of the major planks of continuing medical and nursing education for those working in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in the foetus, neonate, infant, child, and adult...
December 2015: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26583458/staff-lens-doses-in-interventional-urology-a-comparison-with-interventional-radiology-cardiology-and-vascular-surgery-values
#7
E Vano, J M Fernandez, L E Resel, J Moreno, R M Sanchez
The purpose of this work is to evaluate radiation doses to the lens of urologists during interventional procedures and to compare them with values measured during interventional radiology, cardiology and vascular surgery. The measurements were carried out in a surgical theatre using a mobile C-arm system and electronic occupational dosimeters (worn over the lead apron). Patient and staff dose measurements were collected in a sample of 34 urology interventions (nephrolithotomies). The same dosimetry system was used in other medical specialties for comparison purposes...
March 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26579974/the-relationship-between-nurse-staffing-and-30-day-readmission-for-adults-with-heart-failure
#8
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Karen K Giuliano, Valerie Danesh, Marjorie Funk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to better understand the relationship between nurse staffing and 30-day excess readmission ratios for patients with heart failure in the top US adult cardiology and heart surgery hospitals. BACKGROUND: Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization for patients older than 65 years and is the most frequent diagnosis associated with 30-day hospital readmission in the United States. METHODS: A secondary data analysis was conducted using nurse staffing data from 661 cardiology and heart surgery hospitals from the 2013 US News & World Report "Best Hospitals" survey...
January 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26355756/standardized-glycemic-management-with-a-computerized-workflow-and-decision-support-system-for-hospitalized-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-on-different-wards
#9
Katharina M Neubauer, Julia K Mader, Bernhard Höll, Felix Aberer, Klaus Donsa, Thomas Augustin, Lukas Schaupp, Stephan Spat, Peter Beck, Friedrich M Fruhwald, Christian Schnedl, Alexander R Rosenkranz, David B Lumenta, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Johannes Plank, Thomas R Pieber
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the efficacy, safety, and usability of standardized glycemic management by a computerized decision support system for non-critically ill hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes on four different wards. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this open, noncontrolled intervention study, glycemic management of 99 patients with type 2 diabetes (62% acute admissions; 41 females; age, 67±11 years; hemoglobin A1c, 65±21 mmol/mol; body mass index, 30...
October 2015: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26282115/principles-of-shared-decision-making-within-teams
#10
Jeffrey P Jacobs, Gil Wernovsky, David S Cooper, Tom R Karl
In the domain of paediatric and congenital cardiac care, the stakes are huge. Likewise, the care of these children assembles a group of "A+ personality" individuals from the domains of cardiac surgery, cardiology, anaesthesiology, critical care, and nursing. This results in an environment that has opportunity for both powerful collaboration and powerful conflict. Providers of healthcare should avoid conflict when it has no bearing on outcome, as it is clearly a squandering of individual and collective political capital...
December 2015: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26246459/update-on-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-light-of-recent-evidence-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association-and-the-american-diabetes-association
#11
REVIEW
Caroline S Fox, Sherita Hill Golden, Cheryl Anderson, George A Bray, Lora E Burke, Ian H de Boer, Prakash Deedwania, Robert H Eckel, Abby G Ershow, Judith Fradkin, Silvio E Inzucchi, Mikhail Kosiborod, Robert G Nelson, Mahesh J Patel, Michael Pignone, Laurie Quinn, Philip R Schauer, Elizabeth Selvin, Dorothea K Vafiadis
Cardiovascular disease risk factor control as primary prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has changed substantially in the past few years. The purpose of this scientific statement is to review the current literature and key clinical trials pertaining to blood pressure and blood glucose control, cholesterol management, aspirin therapy, and lifestyle modification. We present a synthesis of the recent literature, new guidelines, and clinical targets, including screening for kidney and subclinical cardiovascular disease for the contemporary management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
September 2015: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26001549/attitudes-toward-patient-safety-and-tendencies-to-medical-error-among-turkish-cardiology-and-cardiovascular-surgery-nurses
#12
Serap Ozer, Hülya Sarslmaz Kankaya, Hikmet Aktas Toptas, Fisun Senuzun Aykar
BACKGROUND: Patient safety and medical errors are among the most discussed topics in recent years. Identifying and reporting medical errors is one of the most significant steps toward the adoption of measures to increase patient safety. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this descriptive, cross-sectional study was to evaluate attitudes toward patient safety and the tendencies to medical error among cardiology and cardiovascular surgery nurses in Turkey. METHODS: The study sample consisted of nurses who worked in the cardiology and cardiovascular surgery departments of a University Hospital in Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey...
May 21, 2015: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25827388/2014-acc-aha-aats-pcna-scai-sts-focused-update-of-the-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-practice-guidelines-and-the
#13
REVIEW
Stephan D Fihn, James C Blankenship, Karen P Alexander, John A Bittl, John G Byrne, Barbara J Fletcher, Gregg C Fonarow, Richard A Lange, Glenn N Levine, Thomas M Maddox, Srihari S Naidu, E Magnus Ohman, Peter K Smith, Jeffrey L Anderson, Jonathan L Halperin, Nancy M Albert, Biykem Bozkurt, Ralph G Brindis, Lesley H Curtis, David DeMets, Robert A Guyton, Judith S Hochman, Richard J Kovacs, E Magnus Ohman, Susan J Pressler, Frank W Sellke, Win-Kuang Shen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2015: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25708567/december-2014-heartweek-issue-of-cardiology-in-the-young-highlights-of-heartweek-2014-diseases-of-the-cardiac-valves-from-the-foetus-to-the-adult
#14
Jeffrey P Jacobs
This December Issue of Cardiology in the Young represents the 12th annual publication generated from the two meetings that compose "HeartWeek in Florida". "HeartWeek in Florida", the joint collaborative project sponsored by the Cardiac Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, together with Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute of Saint Petersburg, Florida, averages over 1000 attendees every year and is now recognised as one of the major planks of continuing medical and nursing education for those working in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease in the foetus, neonate, infant, child, and adult...
December 2014: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25492657/-inappropriate-use-of-serological-tests-for-hepatitis-b-virus-in-evliya-celebi-education-and-research-hospital-of-dumlupinar-university-k%C3%A3-tahya
#15
Ozlem Genç, Evrim Aksu
Since hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections may cause serious clinical symptoms and become chronic, the appropriate use and interpretation of laboratory tests in diagnosis is crucial. Implementation of serological tests for all HBV markers leads to high cost, labour force and time loss, so diagnostic algorithms are used for this purpose. The aims of this retrospective study were to detect the number of unnecessary test requests in HBV infection serology and financial burden as its consequence and to find out the reasons and ways of solutions...
October 2014: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25077860/2014-acc-aha-aats-pcna-scai-sts-focused-update-of-the-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-practice-guidelines-and-the
#16
REVIEW
Stephan D Fihn, James C Blankenship, Karen P Alexander, John A Bittl, John G Byrne, Barbara J Fletcher, Gregg C Fonarow, Richard A Lange, Glenn N Levine, Thomas M Maddox, Srihari S Naidu, E Magnus Ohman, Peter K Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2014: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25070666/2014-acc-aha-aats-pcna-scai-sts-focused-update-of-the-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-practice-guidelines-and-the
#17
Stephan D Fihn, James C Blankenship, Karen P Alexander, John A Bittl, John G Byrne, Barbara J Fletcher, Gregg C Fonarow, Richard A Lange, Glenn N Levine, Thomas M Maddox, Srihari S Naidu, E Magnus Ohman, Peter K Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2014: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25018432/0046%C3%A2-the-shiftwork-and-the-common-mental-disorders-among-nursing-workers
#18
Patricia Baptista, Renata Tito
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the occurrence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD), and its association with the shiftwork among nursing workers. METHOD: This is an exploratory study, cross-sectional with quantitative approach that aimed to identify the occurrence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD), and its association with the shiftwork among nursing workers. The research was conducted in a public University Hospital specialised in cardiology, pulmonology, thoracic and cardiac surgery...
June 2014: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24801947/geriatric-syndromes-in-individuals-admitted-to-vascular-and-urology-surgical-units
#19
Prudence J McRae, Nancye M Peel, Philip J Walker, Julian W M de Looze, Alison M Mudge
OBJECTIVES: To document the incidence of geriatric syndromes (delirium, functional decline, falls, and pressure ulcers) in two surgical units and to determine the association between the occurrence of geriatric syndromes and admission type (elective vs nonelective), severity of surgery, and surgical subspecialty unit. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: One vascular surgical unit and one urology surgical unit in an Australian tertiary teaching hospital...
June 2014: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24601138/-pain-scale-implementation-for-patients-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period-of-cardiac-surgery
#20
Clarissa Keller, Adriana Paixão, Maria Antonieta Moraes, Eneida Rejane Rabelo, Silvia Goldmeier
A clinical intervention study was developed in a hospital specialized in cardiology in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, with the objective of evaluating the implementation of the pain scale in post-operative cardiac surgery patients. It was developed in four steps: pre-test on pain, training lecture for nursing staff, and, reapplication of the pre-test at 30 and 60 days. The test consisted of ten questions weighing one point each. Scores > or =7 were determined to represent satisfactory knowledge in using the pain scale...
June 2013: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
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