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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705240/a-rule-based-electronic-phenotyping-algorithm-for-detecting-clinically-relevant-cardiovascular-disease-cases
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Santiago Esteban, Manuel Rodríguez Tablado, Ricardo Ignacio Ricci, Sergio Terrasa, Karin Kopitowski
BACKGROUND: The implementation of electronic medical records (EMR) is becoming increasingly common. Error and data loss reduction, patient-care efficiency increase, decision-making assistance and facilitation of event surveillance, are some of the many processes that EMRs help improve. In addition, they show a lot of promise in terms of data collection to facilitate observational epidemiological studies and their use for this purpose has increased significantly over the recent years...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695458/perceptions-of-success-in-bariatric-surgery-a-nationwide-survey-among-medical-professionals
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Shiri Sherf-Dagan, Lihi Schechter, Rita Lapidus, Nasser Sakran, David Goitein, Asnat Raziel
INTRODUCTION: Various definitions for bariatric surgery (BS) success exist, with weight loss and comorbidity resolution outcomes being the most prominent. The study's aim was to compare how various healthcare professionals perceive success in BS. METHODS: A 29-item, 10-point Likert scale online survey was distributed via email to Israeli healthcare professionals involved in the different BS aspects using common national professional organizations. These included bariatric surgeons, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, and nurses...
July 10, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660564/a-smartphone-application-to-determine-body-length-for-body-weight-estimation-in-children-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Oliver Wetzel, Alexander R Schmidt, Michelle Seiler, Davide Scaramuzza, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R Spahn, Philipp Stein
The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and accuracy of a smartphone application to measure the body length of children using the integrated camera and to evaluate the subsequent weight estimates. A prospective clinical trial of children aged 0-<13 years admitted to the emergency department of the University Children's Hospital Zurich. The primary outcome was to validate the length measurement by the smartphone application «Optisizer». The secondary outcome was to correlate the virtually calculated ordinal categories based on the length measured by the app to the categories based on the real length...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651587/acsc-indicator-testing-reliability-for-hypertension
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Robin L Walker, William A Ghali, Guanmin Chen, Tej K Khalsa, Birinder K Mangat, Norm R C Campbell, Elijah Dixon, Doreen Rabi, Nathalie Jette, Robyn Dhanoa, Hude Quan
BACKGROUND: With high-quality community-based primary care, hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) are considered avoidable. The purpose of this study was to test the inter-physician reliability of judgments of avoidable hospitalizations for one ACSC, uncomplicated hypertension, derived from medical chart review. METHODS: We applied the Canadian Institute for Health Information's case definition to obtain a random sample of patients who had an ACSC hospitalization for uncomplicated hypertension in Calgary, Alberta...
June 26, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651552/understanding-factors-affecting-collaboration-between-midwives-and-other-health-care-professionals-in-a-birth-center-and-its-affiliated-quebec-hospital-a-case-study
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Roxana Behruzi, Stephanie Klam, Marleen Dehertog, Vania Jimenez, Marie Hatem
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the processes of collaboration between midwives who work in the birthing centers, and hospital-based obstetricians, family physicians and nurses may promote cooperation among professionals providing maternity care in both institutions. The aim of this research was to explore the barriers and facilitators of the interprofessional and interorganizational collaboration between midwives in birthing centers and other health care professionals in hospitals in Quebec...
June 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642333/patients-and-providers-perceptions-of-the-preventability-of-hospital-readmission-a-prospective-observational-study-in-four-european-countries
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Louise S van Galen, Mikkel Brabrand, Tim Cooksley, Peter M van de Ven, Hanneke Merten, Ralph Kl So, Loes van Hooff, Harm R Haak, Rachel M Kidney, Christian H Nickel, John Ty Soong, Immo Weichert, Mark Hh Kramer, Christian P Subbe, Prabath Wb Nanayakkara
OBJECTIVES: Because of fundamental differences in healthcare systems, US readmission data cannot be extrapolated to the European setting: To investigate the opinions of readmitted patients, their carers, nurses and physicians on predictability and preventability of readmissions and using majority consensus to determine contributing factors that could potentially foresee (preventable) readmissions. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. Readmitted patients, their carers, and treating professionals were surveyed during readmission to assess the discharge process and the predictability and preventability of the readmission...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634503/monitoring-the-diagnostic-process-on-an-inpatient-neurology-service
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Amar Dhand, Robert Bucelli, Arun Varadhachary, Michael Tsiaklides, Gabriela de Bruin, Gurpreet Dhaliwal
The Institute of Medicine report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care called for tools to monitor physicians' diagnostic process. We addressed this need by developing a tool for clinicians to record and analyze their diagnostic process. The tool was a secure web application in which clinicians used a structured grading system to assess the relative impact of clinical, laboratory, and neuroimaging data for every new diagnosis. Four neurohospitalists used the tool for 6.5 months on a general neurology ward service at a single tertiary-level teaching hospital...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623568/evaluation-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-a-major-hospital-in-a-developing-country
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Lubna Gharaibeh, Hanan Sartawi, Diana Ayyad, Tareq Juma, Kamal Albassoumi, Enas Ismail
Background Venous thromboembolism is the most common preventable cause of hospital death. Despite that, there is still a large gap between what we know about venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and what is happening in current practice. Objective To evaluate VTE prophylaxis in Al-Basheer hospital and assess the extent of agreement of physicians' practice with the guidelines. Setting Al-Basheer governmental hospital in Jordan between January 2016 and June 2016. Method In this cross-sectional observational study, patients were randomly selected from medical and surgical wards...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606846/agreement-between-home-based-measurement-of-stool-calprotectin-and-elisa-results-for-monitoring-inflammatory-bowel-disease-activity
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Anke Heida, Mariska Knol, Anneke Muller Kobold, Josette Bootsman, Gerard Dijkstra, Patrick F van Rheenen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: An increasing number of physicians use repeated measurements of stool calprotectin to monitor intestinal inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). A lateral flow-based rapid test allows patients to measure their own stool calprotectin values at home. The test comes with a software application (IBDoc; Bühlmann Laboratories AG, Schönenbuch, Switzerland) that turns a smartphone camera into a results reader. We compared results from this method with those from the hospital-based reader (Quantum Blue; Bühlmann Laboratories AG) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) analysis...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597467/development-of-indicators-for-evaluating-the-appropriate-use-of-triazoles-for-invasive-fungal-disease-a-delphi-panel-survey
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W H Dong, G Z Zhang, J X Li, Y Wang, T T Wang, Y L Dong
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Triazoles including fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole and posaconazole are now widely used, whereas in some countries, they are reportedly used in inappropriate way frequently; thus, it is clearly a matter of urgency to regulate the use of triazole drugs. Several studies have made good attempts to evaluate antifungal use, but they did not cover the entire medication process. This study aimed to establish indicators for the appropriate use of triazoles for invasive fungal disease, so as to produce a reference for evaluating and standardizing the rational application of triazole antifungals...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562157/validity-of-a-chinese-version-of-the-mini-asthma-quality-of-life-questionnaire-miniaqlq-and-a-comparison-of-completion-by-patients-and-relatives
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Yulan Qu, Chen Zhang, Wei Gao, Yunye Ning, Ruohua Chen, Shu Zhang, Yahong Sun, Yan Shang, Chong Bai
OBJECTIVE: To test the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (MiniAQLQ) and to investigate the differences between the MiniAQLQ completed by patients (p-MiniAQLQ) and by their relatives (r-MiniAQLQ). METHODS: One hundred and two asthmatic patients and 45 relatives were recruited. The reliability was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). The validity of the MiniAQLQ was assessed by comparing it with the Sydney Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-S) and lung function measurements...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551002/development-of-a-computer-interpretable-clinical-guideline-model-for-decision-support-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hyponatremia
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Arturo González-Ferrer, M Ángel Valcárcel, Martín Cuesta, Joan Cháfer, Isabelle Runkle
INTRODUCTION: Hyponatremia is the most common type of electrolyte imbalance, occurring when serum sodium is below threshold levels, typically 135mmol/L. Electrolyte balance has been identified as one of the most challenging subjects for medical students, but also as one of the most relevant areas to learn about according to physicians and researchers. We present a computer-interpretable guideline (CIG) model that will be used for medical training to learn how to improve the diagnosis of hyponatremia applying an expert consensus document (ECDs)...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551000/physician-satisfaction-with-transition-from-cpoe-to-paper-based-prescription
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N Griffon, M Schuers, M Joulakian, M Bubenheim, J-P Leroy, S J Darmoni
INTRODUCTION: In January 2015, Rouen University Hospital's information system experienced serious issues. It was necessary to rapidly switch from the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system towards a paper-based order entry (PBOE) system. This was an opportunity to evaluate prescriber opinion on the two provider order entry (POE) systems. METHODS: All residents were asked to fill an augmented version of the POE satisfaction and usage survey for both POE systems...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538984/accuracy-of-medical-claims-for-identifying-cardiovascular-and-bleeding-events-after-myocardial-infarction-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-translate-acs-study
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Patricia O Guimarães, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Lisa A Kaltenbach, Kevin J Anstrom, Mark B Effron, Daniel B Mark, Patrick L McCollam, Linda Davidson-Ray, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
Importance: Pragmatic clinical trial designs have proposed the use of medical claims data to ascertain clinical events; however, the accuracy of billed diagnoses in identifying potential events is unclear. Objectives: To compare the 1-year cumulative incidences of events when events were identified by medical claims vs by physician adjudication and to assess the accuracy of bill-identified events using physician adjudication as the criterion standard. Design, Setting, and Participants: This post hoc analysis of a clinical trial assessed the medical claims forms and records for all rehospitalizations at 233 US hospitals within 1 year of the index acute myocardial infarction (MI) of 12 365 patients enrolled in the Treatment With Adenosine Diphosphate Receptor Inhibitors: Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Patterns and Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome (TRANSLATE-ACS) study between April 1, 2010, and October 31, 2012...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537754/development-of-a-standardized-kalamazoo-communication-skills-assessment-tool-for-radiologists-validation-multisource-reliability-and-lessons-learned
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Stephen D Brown, Elizabeth A Rider, Katherine Jamieson, Elaine C Meyer, Michael J Callahan, Carolynn M DeBenedectis, Sarah D Bixby, Michele Walters, Sara F Forman, Pamela H Varrin, Peter Forbes, Christopher J Roussin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop and test a standardized communication skills assessment instrument for radiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Delphi method was used to validate the Kalamazoo Communication Skills Assessment instrument for radiology by revising and achieving consensus on the 43 items of the preexisting instrument among an interdisciplinary team of experts consisting of five radiologists and four nonradiologists (two men, seven women)...
May 24, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536719/insulin-bolus-calculator-in-a-pediatric-hospital-safety-and-user-perceptions
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Mohammad B Ateya, Ranjit Aiyagari, Colleen Moran, Kanakadurga Singer
BACKGROUND: Insulin dosing in hospitalized pediatric patients is challenging and requires dosing to be matched with the specific clinical and nutritional circumstances. We implemented a customized subcutaneous insulin bolus dose calculator tool integrated with the electronic health record to improve patient care. Here we describe this tool, its utilization and safety, and assess user satisfaction and perceptions of the tool. METHODS: Blood glucose results for all patients who received insulin with and without the calculator tool were compared to assess safety...
May 24, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522918/combination-of-corticosteroids-and-5-aminosalicylates-or-corticosteroids-alone-for-patients-with-moderate-severe-active-ulcerative-colitis-a-global-survey-of-physicians-practice
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Shomron Ben-Horin, Jane M Andrews, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Florian Rieder, Flavio Steinwurz, Konstantinos Karmiris, Jae Hee Cheon, Gordon William Moran, Monica Cesarini, Christian D Stone, Doron Schwartz, Marijana Protic, Xavier Roblin, Giulia Roda, Min-Hu Chen, Ofir Har-Noy, Charles N Bernstein
AIM: To examine treatment decisions of gastroenterologists regarding the choice of prescribing 5-aminosalycilates (5ASA) with corticosteroids (CS) versus corticosteroids alone for patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire exploring physicians' attitude toward 5ASA + CS combination therapy vs CS alone was developed and validated. The questionnaire was distributed to gastroenterology experts in twelve countries in five continents...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492523/evaluation-of-identifier-field-agreement-in-linked-neonatal-records
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E S Hall, K Marsolo, J M Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: To better address barriers arising from missing and unreliable identifiers in neonatal medical records, we evaluated agreement and discordance among traditional and non-traditional linkage fields within a linked neonatal data set. STUDY DESIGN: The retrospective, descriptive analysis represents infants born from 2013 to 2015. We linked children's hospital neonatal physician billing records to newborn medical records originating from an academic delivery hospital and evaluated rates of agreement, discordance and missingness for a set of 12 identifier field pairs used in the linkage algorithm...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460696/caring-for-kids-bridging-gaps-in-pediatric-emergency-care-through-community-education-and-outreach
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REVIEW
Ann Luckstead-Gosdin, Lori Vinson, Cynthia Greenwell, Jefferson Tweed
The Pediatric Emergency Services Network (PESN) was developed to provide ongoing continuing education on pediatric guidelines and pediatric emergency care to rural and nonpediatric hospitals, physicians, nurses, and emergency personnel. A survey was developed and given to participants attending PESN educational events to determine the perceived benefit and application to practice of the PESN outreach program. Overall, 91% of participants surveyed reported agreement that PESN educational events were beneficial to their clinical practice, provided them with new knowledge, and made them more knowledgeable about pediatric emergency care...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455104/a-comparison-of-tuberculosis-diagnostic-systems-in-a-retrospective-cohort-of-hiv-infected-children-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil
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Solange Gonçalves David, Kathryn L Lovero, Maria de Fátima B Pombo March, Thalita G Abreu, Antonio Ruffino Netto, Afranio L Kritski, Clemax C Sant'Anna
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis (TB) presents many challenges, and is further complicated in HIV-infected patients. While many diagnostic systems have been proposed, there is no pediatric TB diagnosis gold standard. The outcomes of four TB diagnostic systems in HIV-infected children were compared in this study. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a TB/HIV reference hospital in Rio de Janeiro. HIV-infected pediatric patients evaluated for TB from 1998 to 2010 were reassessed using four diagnostic systems: Kenneth Jones, 1969; Tidjani, 1986; Ben Marais, 2006; Brazilian Ministry of Health, 2010...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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