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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107395/prevalence-of-pre-analytical-errors-in-clinical-chemistry-diagnostic-labs-in-sulaimani-city-of-iraqi-kurdistan
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Dereen Najat
BACKGROUND: Laboratory testing is roughly divided into three phases: a pre-analytical phase, an analytical phase and a post-analytical phase. Most analytical errors have been attributed to the analytical phase. However, recent studies have shown that up to 70% of analytical errors reflect the pre-analytical phase. The pre-analytical phase comprises all processes from the time a laboratory request is made by a physician until the specimen is analyzed at the lab. Generally, the pre-analytical phase includes patient preparation, specimen transportation, specimen collection and storage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107348/predicting-length-of-stay-among-patients-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-using-an-accelerated-failure-time-model
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Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiu-Hsi Chen, Shu-Hui Chang, Petrus Tang, Shin-Liang Pan, Amy Ming-Fang Yen, Te-Fa Chiu
BACKGROUND: Emergency department (ED) crowding continues to be an important health care issue in modern countries. Among the many crucial quality indicators for monitoring the throughput process, a patient's length of stay (LOS) is considered the most important one since it is both the cause and the result of ED crowding. The aim of this study is to identify and quantify the influence of different patient-related or diagnostic activities-related factors on the ED LOS of discharged patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107279/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-symptoms-of-methotrexate-intolerance-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Claire Dupont-Lucas, Charlotte Grandjean-Blanchet, Bertrand Leduc, Martina Tripcovici, Christine Larocque, France Gervais, Prévost Jantchou, Devendra Amre, Colette Deslandres
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) intolerance is defined as gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms occurring before or after MTX administration that may lead to treatment discontinuation. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence of MTX intolerance in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using the Methotrexate Intolerance Severity Score developed in rheumatology and to identify risk factors for MTX intolerance. METHODS: Patients with pediatric IBD followed in the IBD clinic of Sainte Justine Hospital who had received MTX for IBD between 2004 and 2016 and were still actively on MTX were invited to fill out the Methotrexate Intolerance Severity Score questionnaire...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106650/trends-in-ambulatory-management-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women-in-the-united-states
#4
James C Forde, Bilal Chughtai, Meagan Cea, Benjamin V Stone, Alexis Te, Tara F Bishop
OBJECTIVES: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition, but despite the availability of guidelines, variations exist in the care of patients. We sought to assess the changes in assessment and management of women with UI over time in the United States. METHODS: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey are annual surveys from a nationally representative sample of visits to physicians. From 1999 through 2010, we identified visits by women to physicians where the chief complaint was UI using reason-for-visit and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106498/performing-concurrent-operations-in-academic-vascular-neurosurgery-does-not-affect-patient-outcomes
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Corinna C Zygourakis, Janelle Lee, Julio Barba, Errol Lobo, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Concurrent surgeries, also known as "running two rooms" or simultaneous/overlapping operations, have recently come under intense scrutiny. The goal of this study was to evaluate the operative time and outcomes of concurrent versus nonconcurrent vascular neurosurgical procedures. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 1219 procedures performed by 1 vascular neurosurgeon from 2012 to 2015 at the University of California, San Francisco. Data were collected on patient age, sex, severity of illness, risk of mortality, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status, procedure type, admission type, insurance, transfer source, procedure time, presence of resident or fellow in operating room (OR), number of co-surgeons, estimated blood loss (EBL), concurrent vs nonconcurrent case, severe sepsis, acute respiratory failure, postoperative stroke causing neurological deficit, unplanned return to OR, 30-day mortality, and 30-day unplanned readmission...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105993/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-using-a-combination-of-robotics-and-telecommunications-by-an-operator-in-a-separate-physical-location-from-the-patient-an-early-exploration-into-the-feasibility-of-telestenting-the-remote-pci-study
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Ryan D Madder, Stacie M VanOosterhout, Mark E Jacoby, J Stewart Collins, Andrew S Borgman, Abbey N Mulder, Matthew A Elmore, Jessica L Campbell, Richard F McNamara, David H Wohns
AIMS: The present study explores the feasibility of telestenting, wherein a physician operator performs stenting on a patient in a separate physical location using a combination of robotics and telecommunications. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients undergoing robotic stenting were eligible for inclusion. All manipulations of guidewires, balloons, and stents were performed robotically by a physician operator located in an isolated separate room outside the procedure room housing the patient...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105882/quality-improvement-in-hospitals-barriers-and-facilitators
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Dick E Zoutman, B Douglas Ford
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine quality improvement (QI) initiatives in acute care hospitals, the factors associated with success, and the impacts on patient care and safety. Design/methodology/approach An extensive online survey was completed by senior managers responsible for QI. The survey assessed QI project types, QI methods, staff engagement, and barriers and factors in the success of QI initiatives. Findings The response rate was 37 percent, 46 surveys were completed from 125 acute care hospitals...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105735/observational-registry-of-basal-insulin-treatment-orbit-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-uncontrolled-with-oral-antihyperglycaemic-drugs-real-life-use-of-basal-insulin-in-china
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Linong Ji, Puhong Zhang, Dongshan Zhu, Xian Li, Jiachao Ji, Juming Lu, Xiaohui Guo, Weiping Jia, Jianping Weng, Yangfeng Wu, Wenying Yang, Dajin Zou, Zhiguang Zhou, Changyu Pan, Yan Gao, Satish K Garg
AIMS: To examine treatment patterns following basal insulin (BI) introduction in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients under real-world conditions across China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 18,995 patients inadequately controlled [HbA1c ≥ 53 mmol/mol (7%)] with oral antihyperglycaemic drugs (OADs) and willing to receive BI treatment were registered at 209 hospitals and followed at baseline (visit 1), 3 months (visit 2), and 6 months (visit 3). Type of BI was initiated at physicians' discretion...
January 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105620/-effect-of-a-clinical-pathway-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-complicated-with-intestinal-obstruction
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Zhen Guo, Lei Cao, Jianfeng Gong, Yi Li, Lili Gu, Weiming Zhu, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a clinical pathway for Crohn disease (CD) complicated with intestinal obstruction. METHODS: CD patients complicated with intestinal obstruction in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD) Center of Jinling Hospital were enrolled. One hundred and nineteen CD patients from March 2014 to September 2015 received treatment with the clinical pathway (CP), which was developed based on medical evidence and experience of the IBD center in February 2014, as CP group...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105526/first-versus-second-year-respiratory-syncytial-virus-prophylaxis-in-chronic-lung-disease-2005-2015
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Daniel Y Wang, Abby Li, Bosco Paes, Ian Mitchell, Krista L Lanctôt
: Children aged <2 years with chronic lung disease (CLD) have a 10-fold higher risk for respiratory syncytial virus-positive hospitalization (RSVH) compared to healthy term infants. Based on the updated position statements, we compared respiratory-related illness hospitalization (RIH) and RSVH risks in CLD children who received palivizumab during the first year (FY) versus second year (SY) of life in the Canadian Registry of Palivizumab (CARESS). Demographic data were collected at enrolment and RIH events recorded monthly from 2005 to 2015...
January 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105067/current-state-and-future-prospects-for-psychosomatic-medicine-in-japan
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REVIEW
Masato Murakami, Yoshihide Nakai
In this article, we describe the history and current state of psychosomatic medicine (PSM) in Japan and propose measures that could be considered based on our view of the future prospects of PSM in Japan. The Japanese Society of PSM (JSPM) was established in 1959, and the first Department of Psychosomatic Internal Medicine in Japan was established at Kyushu University In 1963. PSM in Japan has shown a prominent, unique development, with 3,300 members (as of March 2016), comprised of 71.6% of medical doctors including psychosomatic internal medicine (PIM) specialists, general internists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, obstetricians and gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, and others...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104490/increasing-trainee-reporting-of-adverse-events-with-monthly-trainee-directed-review-of-adverse-events
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Alla Smith, Jonathan Hatoun, James Moses
OBJECTIVE: Underreporting of adverse events by physicians is a barrier to improving patient safety. In an effort to increase resident and medical student (hereafter "trainee") reporting of adverse events, trainees developed and led a monthly conference during which they reviewed adverse-event reports, identified system vulnerabilities and designed solutions to those vulnerabilities. METHODS: Monthly conferences over the 22-month study period were led by pediatric trainees, and attended by fellow trainees, departmental leadership, and members of the hospital's quality improvement team...
January 16, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103861/the-saskatchewan-new-brunswick-healthy-start-d%C3%A3-part-sant%C3%A3-intervention-implementation-cost-estimates-of-a-physical-activity-and-healthy-eating-intervention-in-early-learning-centers
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Nazmi Sari, Nazeem Muhajarine, Amanda Froehlich Chow
BACKGROUND: Participation in daily physical activity and consuming a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in processed foods are behaviours associated with positive health outcomes during all stages of life. Previous literature suggests that the earlier these behaviours are established the greater the health benefits. As such, early learning settings have been shown to provide an effective avenue for exploring and influencing the physical activity and healthy eating behaviours of children before school entry...
January 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103658/-etoposide-and-carboplatin-effective-for-treatment-of-small-cell-carcinoma-of-prostate-a-report-of-two-cases
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Satoru Yumiba, Toshihisa Asakura, Takayuki Okada, Mototaka Satoh, Mikio Nin, Masao Tsujihata
Case 1 : A 76-year-old man consulted a physician because of pollakisuria, decline of urinary stream. A high level of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) was detected and he came to our hospital. He was diagnosed to have prostate cancer, cT3aN0M1b, and was treated with combined androgen blockage (CAB). Two years and nine months later, postrenal failure appeared and serum level of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) was 162 ng/ml. We performed re-biopsy of prostate, and pathological examination indicated small cell carcinoma of the prostate...
December 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103419/family-presence-during-resuscitation-a-double-edged-sword
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Hadi Hassankhani, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Azad Rahmani, Hamidreza Haririan, Joanne E Porter
PURPOSE: To illuminate the meaning of the lived experiences of resuscitation team members with the presence of the patient's family during resuscitation in the cultural context of Iran. DESIGN: An interpretative phenomenology was used to discover the lived experiences of the nurses and physicians of Tabriz hospitals, Iran, with family presence during resuscitation (FPDR). A total of 12 nurses and 9 physicians were interviewed over a 6-month period. METHODS: The interviews were audio recorded and semistructured, and were transcribed verbatim...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102467/mypod-an-emr-based-tool-that-facilitates-quality-improvement-and-maintenance-of-certification
#16
Loren Berman, Brian Duffy, B Randall Brenn, Charles Vinocur
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) was designed to assess physician competencies including operative case volume and outcomes. This information, if collected consistently and systematically, can be used to facilitate quality improvement. Information automatically extracted from the electronic medical record (EMR) can be used as a prompt to compile these data. We developed an EMR-based program called MyPOD (My Personal Outcomes Data) to track surgical outcomes at our institution. We compared occurrences reported in the first 18 months to those captured in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (ACS NSQIP-P) over the same time period...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101723/role-of-high-resolution-computerized-tomography-chest-in-identifying-tubercular-etiology-in-patients-diagnosed-as-eales-disease
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Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Vandana Iyer, Veena Noronha, Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Jyotirmay Biswas
BACKGROUND: The high resolution computerized tomography of chest is an important diagnostic imaging tool to identify any pulmonary tubercular lesion. It's role in Eales' disease to identify any possible association with pulomonary tuberculosis has not been studied earlier. So, this study was conducted to assess the role of high resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) chest in identifying tuberculous etiology in Eales' disease. RESULTS: It was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care eye hospital in South India between January 2009 and October 2014 were included...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101490/periodic-granulocyte-count-measuring-is-useful-for-detecting-asymptomatic-agranulocytosis-in-antithyroid-drug-treated-patients-with-graves-disease
#18
Hirotoshi Nakamura, Akane Ide, Takumi Kudo, Eijun Nishihara, Mitsuru Ito, Akira Miyauchi
OBJECTIVE: Finding agranulocytosis (AG) at an early stage is important to improve outcome, but periodic granulocyte count monitoring is not generally recommended for patients with Graves' disease, because AG develops suddenly. METHOD: At the Kuma Hospital, Graves' patients under antithyroid drug (ATD) treatment in an outpatient clinic have a granulocyte count examination during each visit, and if it is <1,000/μl, a warning is immediately sent to the patient's physician...
December 2016: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100880/significant-association-of-serum-adiponectin-and-creatine-kinase-mb-levels-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Tomoaki Natsukawa, Norikazu Maeda, Shiro Fukuda, Masaya Yamaoka, Yuya Fujishima, Hirofumi Nagao, Fumi Sato, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Hirotaka Sawano, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Tohru Funahashi, Tatsuro Kai, Iichiro Shimomura
AIMS: Adiponectin, an adipocyte-specific secretory protein, abundantly exists in the blood stream while its concentration paradoxically decreases in obesity. Hypoadiponectinemia is one of risks of cardiovascular diseases. However, impact of serum adiponectin concentration on acute ischemic myocardial damages has not been fully clarified. The present study investigated the association of serum adiponectin and creatine kinase (CK)-MB levels in subjects with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100857/-clinical-features-and-findings-in-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-aged-%C3%A2-80-years
#20
Tetsuhiro Kamo, Naoki Akioka, Daina Kashiwazaki, Masaki Koh, Naoya Kuwayama, Satoshi Kuroda
OBJECTIVE: It is difficult to decide whether to treat unruptured intracranial aneurysm(UIA)in elderly patients aged ≥80 years because they have potentially shorter life expectancy and risks related to treatment. Here, we report the results of the treatment of patients aged ≥80 years. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed in patients who underwent surgical or endovascular treatment between April 2012 and December 2015 at our institution. RESULTS: Between April 2012 and December 2015 we treated 130 UIA patients who presented with 145 aneurysms and 12 patients who presented with 14 aneurysms, who were aged ≥80 years...
January 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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