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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161163/classification-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-according-to-the-new-global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-gold-2017-comparison-with-gold-2011
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Raquel Marçôa, Daniela Marta Rodrigues, Margarida Dias, Inês Ladeira, Ana Paula Vaz, Ricardo Lima, Miguel Guimarães
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) project has been working to improve awareness, prevention and management of this disease. The aim of this study is to evaluate how COPD patients are reclassified by the 2017 GOLD system (versus GOLD 2011), to calculate the level of agreement between these two classifications in allocation to categories and to compare the performance of each classification to predict future exacerbations...
November 21, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159488/inter-rater-reliability-of-stoppfrail-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-in-frail-adults-with-limited-life-expectancy-criteria-amongst-12-physicians
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Amanda Hanora Lavan, Paul Gallagher, Denis O'Mahony
PURPOSE: STOPPFrail is an explicit tool, developed by Delphi consensus, to assist physicians with deprescribing medications in frail older adults with poor survival prognosis. This study aimed to determine the inter-rater reliability (IRR), amongst physicians, of STOPPFrail application. METHODS: Twenty clinical cases were collated to represent frail older patients. Eighteen cases met STOPPFrail inclusion criteria. They had a mean age of 79.5 (SD6) years and a median of 7 (IQR6-8...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152465/reproducibility-of-diaphragm-thickness-measurements-by-ultrasonography-in-patients-on-mechanical-ventilation
#3
Ashesh Dhungana, Gopi Khilnani, Vijay Hadda, Randeep Guleria
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the reproducibility of diaphragm thickness measurement by ultrasonography at the bedside by critical care physicians in patients on invasive mechanical ventilation. METHODS: In a prospective observational study of 64 invasively ventilated patients, diaphragmatic thickness measurement was taken by 2 different observers at the same site. Three measurements were taken by each observer and averaged. The intraobserver and interobserver variability was assessed by estimation of intraclass correlation coefficient...
November 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150853/poor-agreement-in-questionnaire-based-diagnostic-criteria-for-adult-atopic-dermatitis-is-a-challenge-when-examining-cardiovascular-comorbidity
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Yuki M F Andersen, Alexander Egeberg, Carsten R Hamann, Lone Skov, Gunnar H Gislason, Tea Skaaby, Allan Linneberg, Jacob P Thyssen
BACKGROUND: The association between atopic dermatitis (AD) and cardio-metabolic risk factors is not yet established. Furthermore, no validated questionnaire-based method of identifying adults with AD is currently available. OBJECTIVES: To assess the cardio-metabolic risk in adults with a history of AD by using three different questionnaire-based diagnostic criteria. METHODS: We utilized data from a general population study including questionnaire data and objective measurements of 9,656 Danish adults...
November 18, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144250/case-not-closed-prescription-errors-12-years-after-computerized-physician-order-entry-implementation
#5
Gili Kadmon, Michal Pinchover, Avichai Weissbach, Shirley Kogan Hazan, Elhanan Nahum
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prolonged impact of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) on medication prescription errors in pediatric intensive care patients. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study was conducted at a pediatric intensive care unit in which a CPOE (Metavision, iMDsoft, Israel) with a limited clinical decision support system was implemented between 2004 and 2007. Since then, no changes were made to the systems. We analyzed 2500 electronic prescriptions (1250 prescriptions from 2015 and 1250 prescriptions from 2016)...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144164/correlation-between-obesity-and-fat-infiltrated-axillary-lymph-nodes-visualized-on-mammography
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Roberta Maria M diFlorio Alexander, Steffen J Haider, Todd MacKenzie, Martha E Goodrich, Julie Weiss, Tracy Onega
OBJECTIVE: Using screening mammography, this study investigated the association between obesity and axillary lymph node (LN) size and morphology. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 188 women who underwent screening mammography at an academic medical center. Length and width of the LN and hilum were measured in the largest, mammographically visible axillary node. The hilo-cortical ratio (HCR) was calculated as the hilar width divided by the cortical width...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143331/implicit-review-instrument-to-evaluate-quality-of-care-delivered-by-physicians-to-children-in-emergency-departments
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James P Marcin, Patrick S Romano, Madan Dharmar, James M Chamberlain, Nanette Dudley, Charles G Macias, Lise E Nigrovic, Elizabeth C Powell, Alexander J Rogers, Meridith Sonnett, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth R Alpern, Rebecca Andrews-Dickert, Dominic A Borgialli, Erika Sidney, Charlie Casper, Jonathan Michael Dean, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the consistency, reliability, and validity of an implicit review instrument that measures the quality of care provided to children in the emergency department (ED). DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Medical records of randomly selected children from 12 EDs in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). STUDY DESIGN: Eight pediatric emergency medicine physicians applied the instrument to 620 medical records...
November 16, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137615/advance-directives-proxy-opinions-and-treatment-restrictions-in-patients-with-severe-stroke
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Floor A S de Kort, Marjolein Geurts, Paul L M de Kort, Julia H van Tuijl, Ghislaine J M W van Thiel, L Jaap Kappelle, H Bart van der Worp
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe stroke often do not have the capacity to participate in discussions on treatment restrictions because of a reduced level of consciousness, aphasia, or another cognitive disorder. We assessed the role of advance directives and proxy opinions in the decision-making process of incapacitated patients. METHODS: Sixty patients with severe functional dependence (Barthel Index ≤6) at day four after ischemic stroke or intracerebral hemorrhage were included in a prospective two-center cohort study...
November 14, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137611/diagnostic-validity-and-triage-concordance-of-a-physiotherapist-compared-to-physicians-diagnoses-for-common-knee-disorders
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S Décary, M Fallaha, B Pelletier, P Frémont, J Martel-Pelletier, J-P Pelletier, D E Feldman, M-P Sylvestre, P-A Vendittoli, F Desmeules
BACKGROUND: Emergence of more autonomous roles for physiotherapists warrants more evidence regarding their diagnostic capabilities. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate diagnostic and surgical triage concordance between a physiotherapist and expert physicians and to assess the diagnostic validity of the physiotherapist's musculoskeletal examination (ME) without imaging. METHODS: This is a prospective diagnostic study where 179 consecutive participants consulting for any knee complaint were independently diagnosed and triaged by two evaluators: a physiotherapist and one expert physician (orthopaedic surgeons or sport medicine physicians)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136154/the-number-of-oocytes-retrieved-during-ivf-a-balance-between-efficacy-and-safety
#10
Åsa Magnusson, Karin Källen, Ann Thurin-Kjellberg, Christina Bergh
STUDY QUESTION: What is the relationship between the number of oocytes collected in fresh IVF treatments and the likelihood of cumulative delivery rate (fresh and frozen) per oocyte aspiration, severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and thromboembolic events? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cumulative delivery rate per aspiration increases up to 20 oocytes retrieved and then evens out while the incidence of severe OHSS increases more rapidly from around 18 oocytes and thromboembolic events, although rare, occurs in particular if 15 or more oocytes are retrieved...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133492/general-practitioner-performed-compression-ultrasonography-for-diagnosis-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-of-the-leg-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Nicola Mumoli, Josè Vitale, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Silvia Sabatini, Renato Tulino, Marco Cei, Eugenio Bucherini, Carlo Bova, Daniela Mastroiacovo, Alberto Camaiti, Gerardo Palmiero, Luca Puccetti, Francesco Dentali
BACKGROUND: Patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb represent a diagnostic dilemma for general practitioners. Compression ultrasonography (US) is universally recognized as the best test of choice. We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of compression US performed by general practitioners given short training in the management of symptomatic proximal DVT. METHODS: From May 2014 to May 2016, we evaluated in a multicenter, prospective cohort study all consecutive outpatients with suspected DVT; bilateral proximal lower limb compression US was performed by general practitioners and by physicians expert in vascular US, each group blinded to the other's findings...
November 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133321/can-physical-assessment-techniques-aid-diagnosis-in-people-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Lucy Hives, Alice Bradley, Jim Richards, Chris Sutton, James Selfe, Bhaskar Basu, Kerry Maguire, Gail Sumner, Tarek Gaber, Annice Mukherjee, Raymond N Perrin
OBJECTIVE: To assess five physical signs to see whether they can assist in the screening of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and potentially lead to quicker treatment. METHODS: This was a diagnostic accuracy study with inter-rater agreement assessment. Participants recruited from two National Health Service hospitals, local CFS/ME support groups and the community were examined by three practitioners on the same day in a randomised order...
November 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128374/agreement-between-patient-based-and-clinician-based-assessment-of-the-shoulder
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REVIEW
Nina K Pattabhiraman, Samuel C Barnes, Harvinder Pal Singh
BACKGROUND: Patient home-based self-assessments after shoulder surgery have the potential to aid clinicians in reducing clinic time and decreasing follow-up requirements. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the correlation between patient-based and physician-assessed outcome measures for range of motion (ROM), strength, and shoulder function. METHODS: This systematic review adhered to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122781/simulation-based-inter-professional-education-to-improve-attitudes-towards-collaborative-practice-a-prospective-comparative-pilot-study-in-a-chinese-medical-centre
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Ling-Yu Yang, Ying-Ying Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Jen-Feng Liang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Hao-Min Cheng, Chin-Chou Huang, Shou-Yen Kao
OBJECTIVES: Inter-professional education (IPE) builds inter-professional collaboration (IPC) attitude/skills of health professionals. This interventional IPE programme evaluates whether benchmarking sharing can successfully cultivate seed instructors responsible for improving their team members' IPC attitudes. DESIGN: Prospective, pre-post comparative cross-sectional pilot study. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Thirty four physicians, 30 nurses and 24 pharmacists, who volunteered to be trained as seed instructors participated in 3...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122642/evaluation-of-the-roche%C3%A2-elecsys-and-the-diasorin%C3%A2-liaison-s100-kits-in-the-management-of-mild-head-injury-in-the-emergency-room
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Quentin Delefortrie, François Lejeune, Benjamin Kerzmann, Raphaël Levy, Jean-François Adam, Thierry Sottiaux, Alexandre Grimmelprez, Patrick Vankerkhoven, Said Hachimi-Idrissi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this single-center prospective study is to compare two commercially available S100ß kits (the Roche® Elecsys and the Diasorin® Liaison S100 kits) in terms of analytical and clinical performances in a population admitted in the emergency room for mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). MATERIAL AND METHOD: 110 patients were enrolled from September 2014 to May 2015. Blood sample draws were performed within 3h after head trauma and the study population was split into pediatric and adult subpopulations (>18years of age)...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122431/nonsurgical-strategies-to-reduce-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-an-updated-consensus-process
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Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Simona Silvietti, Caetano Nigro Neto, Antonio Pisano, Gabriele Alvaro, Ludmilla Abrahao Hajjar, Gianluca Paternoster, Hynek Riha, Fabrizio Monaco, Andrea Szekely, Rosalba Lembo, Nesrin A Aslan, Giovanni Affronti, Valery Likhvantsev, Cristiano Amarelli, Evgeny Fominskiy, Martina Baiardo Redaelli, Alessandro Putzu, Massimo Baiocchi, Jun Ma, Giuseppe Bono, Valentina Camarda, Remo Daniel Covello, Nora Di Tomasso, Miriam Labonia, Carlo Leggieri, Rosetta Lobreglio, Giacomo Monti, Paolo Mura, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Daniela Pasero, Stefano Turi, Agostino Roasio, Carmine D Votta, Emanuela Saporito, Claudio Riefolo, Chiara Sartini, Luca Brazzi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: A careful choice of perioperative care strategies is pivotal to improve survival in cardiac surgery. However, there is no general agreement or particular attention to which nonsurgical interventions can reduce mortality in this setting. The authors sought to address this issue with a consensus-based approach. DESIGN: A systematic review of the literature followed by a consensus-based voting process. SETTING: A web-based international consensus conference...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119408/pilot-study-of-a-new-comprehensive-radiology-report-categorization-radcat-system-in-the-emergency-department
#17
David W Swenson, Grayson L Baird, David C Portelli, Martha B Mainiero, Jonathan S Movson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe a new, broadly applicable radiology report categorization (RADCAT) system that was developed collaboratively between radiologists and emergency department (ED) physicians, and to establish its usability and performance by interobserver variation. METHODS: In collaboration with our ED colleagues, we developed the RADCAT system for all imaging studies performed in our level-1 trauma center, including five categories that span the spectrum of normal through emergent life-threatening findings...
November 8, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114115/data-requirements-and-the-basis-for-designing-health-information-kiosks
#18
REVIEW
Mina Afzali, Maryam Ahmadi, Zahra Mahmoudvand
Introduction: Health kiosks are an innovative and cost-effective solution that organizations can easily implement to help educate people. Aim: To determine the data requirements and basis for designing health information kiosks as a new technology to maintain the health of society. Methods: By reviewing the literature, a list of information requirements was provided in 4 sections (demographic information, general information, diagnostic information and medical history), and questions related to the objectives, data elements, stakeholders, requirements, infrastructures and the applications of health information kiosks were provided...
September 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113532/the-grounded-theory-of-trust-building
#19
Monir Ramezani, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Eesa Mohammadi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing importance of spiritual care, the delivery of spiritual care is still an area of disagreement among healthcare providers. OBJECTIVE: To develop a grounded theory about spiritual care delivery based on Iranian nurses' perceptions and experiences. A grounded theory approach: A qualitative study using the grounded theory approach. Participants and research context: Data were collected through holding 27 interviews with 25 participants (17 staff nurses, 3 physicians, 3 patients, 1 family member, and 1 nurse assistant)...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112522/implementing-the-national-institute-for-health-and-clinical-excellence-head-injury-2014-guidelines-in-a-major-children-s-hospital-emergency-department
#20
Natalie Ramjeeawon, Fiona Lecky, Derek P Burke, Shammi Ramlakhan
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Head injury is a common paediatric emergency department presentation. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence updated its guidance in January 2014 regarding imaging required for adults and children following a head injury (CG176). This study looked at the rates of computed tomography (CT) head scans performed and adherence rates to CG176. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre audit was carried out, examining imaging practice in children with head injuries...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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