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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935832/an-electronic-trigger-based-on-care-escalation-to-identify-preventable-adverse-events-in-hospitalised-patients
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Viraj Bhise, Dean F Sittig, Viralkumar Vaghani, Li Wei, Jessica Baldwin, Hardeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Methods to identify preventable adverse events typically have low yield and efficiency. We refined the methods of Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool (GTT) application and leveraged electronic health record (EHR) data to improve detection of preventable adverse events, including diagnostic errors. METHODS: We queried the EHR data repository of a large health system to identify an 'index hospitalization' associated with care escalation (defined as transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) or initiation of rapid response team (RRT) within 15 days of admission) between March 2010 and August 2015...
September 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893677/accuracy-of-self-reported-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Ricky Camplain, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Laura Loehr, Thomas C Keyserling, J Bradley Layton, Lisa Wruck, Aaron R Folsom, Alain G Bertoni, Gerardo Heiss
OBJECTIVE: To estimate agreement of self-reported heart failure (HF) with physician diagnosed HF and compare the prevalence of HF by method of ascertainment. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: ARIC cohort members (60-83 years of age) were asked annually whether a physician indicated they have HF. For those self-reporting HF, physicians were asked to confirm their patient's HF status. Physician diagnosed HF included surveillance of hospitalized HF, and hospitalized and outpatient HF identified in administrative claims databases...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887349/population-health-management-an-independent-physician-organization-approach
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Jeanette L Altavela, Kathryn M Dorward, Thomas A Sorrento, Katherine M Diehl, Cori A Wyman
PURPOSE: The role of clinical pharmacists and their impact on population health and value-based contracts within a multidisciplinary care management team are described. SUMMARY: The Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association (GRIPA) has promoted high-quality, value-based care since its foundation 20 years ago. One of several ways that GRIPA enables its physicians to succeed in shared-savings agreements is by providing a community-based multidisciplinary care management team...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869148/estimation-of-critically-ill-patients-complaints-by-the-nurse-the-physician-and-the-patient-s-family-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Sylvain Langlume, Guylaine Labro, Marc Puyraveau, Gilles Capellier, Gaël Piton
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of the families of critically ill patients and of the intensive care team caring for the patient to communicate and accurately identify patients' complaints. DESIGN: The complaints of critically ill patients were evaluated by a psychologist using a list of 12 items. The same day as the patient interview, the psychologist collected an estimation of the patient's complaints from the family, the nurse and the physician. SETTING: 20-bed Intensive Care Unit in a large University Hospital...
August 28, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860269/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-clinical-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-international-case-cohort-study
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Simon L F Walsh, Toby M Maher, Martin Kolb, Venerino Poletti, Richard Nusser, Luca Richeldi, Carlo Vancheri, Margaret L Wilsher, Katerina M Antoniou, Jüergen Behr, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Kevin Brown, Lucio Calandriello, Tamera J Corte, Vincent Cottin, Bruno Crestani, Kevin Flaherty, Ian Glaspole, Jan Grutters, Yoshikazu Inoue, Maria Kokosi, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Vasileios Kouranos, Michael Kreuter, Kerri Johannson, Eoin Judge, Brett Ley, George Margaritopoulos, Fernando J Martinez, Maria Molina-Molina, António Morais, Hilario Nunes, Ganesh Raghu, Christopher J Ryerson, Moises Selman, Paolo Spagnolo, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Sara Tomassetti, Dominique Valeyre, Marlies Wijsenbeek, Wim Wuyts, David Hansell, Athol Wells
We conducted an international study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) diagnosis among a large group of physicians and compared their diagnostic performance to a panel of IPF experts.A total of 1141 respiratory physicians and 34 IPF experts participated. Participants evaluated 60 cases of interstitial lung disease (ILD) without interdisciplinary consultation. Diagnostic agreement was measured using the weighted kappa coefficient (κw). Prognostic discrimination between IPF and other ILDs was used to validate diagnostic accuracy for first-choice diagnoses of IPF and were compared using the C-index...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833213/the-clinical-impact-of-bedside-fiberoptic-laryngoscopic-recording-on-a-tertiary-consult-service
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Kirkland N Lozada, Kathryn Morton, Katelyn Stepan, Joseph Capo, Raymond L Chai
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Fiberoptic laryngoscopy is dependent on accurate descriptions of examination findings. Traditional recording methods can be impractical for inpatient consults. Therefore, we aim to determine the utility of a smartphone-coupled portable recording system with flexible laryngoscopy for transmitting information between resident and attending physicians in a real-time setting. STUDY DESIGN: Pilot prospective study in a tertiary academic hospital...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809636/-arthroscopic-finding-of-knee-joint-in-relation-to-age-and-its-comparison-with-pre-operative-clinical-finding-a-retrospective-study
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P Látal, K Šimeček, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the retrospective study of two South Bohemian centres we present the comparison of pre-operative anamnestic clinical signs in relation to the arthroscopic intraoperative finding. The obtained data is used also to evaluate the arthroscopic finding in relation to age and sex. MATERIAL AND METHODS The arthroscopic findings of patients who underwent surgery in 2013-2014 period (1.1.2013-31.12.2014) at the Department of Trauma Surgery of České Budějovice Hospital, a.s. and in 2014 (1.1...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801654/perceptions-of-asthma-control-in-the-united-kingdom-a-cross-sectional-study-comparing-patient-and-healthcare-professionals-perceptions-of-asthma-control-with-validated-act-scores
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Andrew Menzies-Gow, Gavin Chiu
Perceptions of asthma control often vary between patients and physicians. This cross-sectional survey provided UK-specific data on actual and perceived asthma control in patients (18-75 years) attending routine asthma reviews in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Differences between healthcare professionals' (HCP) and patients' perceptions of asthma control were evaluated via an online questionnaire and compared to a control-the validated asthma control test (ACT)-which patients completed. Treated patients (at least a short acting ß-agonist) with a documented diagnosis of asthma were enroled and consented within a month of their last appointment...
August 11, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800832/knowledge-of-appropriate-outpatient-pediatric-echocardiogram-ordering-in-primary-care-physicians-and-trainees
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Sean M Lang, Joshua A Daily, Micheal R FitzGerald, Xinyu Tang, Thomas H Best, James M Robbins, R Thomas Collins
Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the initial use of outpatient pediatric echocardiography were established to aid all clinicians in the evaluation of children with possible heart disease, and limit low diagnostic yield studies. We sought to (1) assess PCPs' and trainees' awareness of the AUC document; (2) compare their knowledge of appropriate echocardiogram ordering with that of pediatric cardiologists; and (3) identify additional medical and nonmedical factors affecting PCP echocardiogram ordering. An online survey with clinical scenarios derived from the AUC guidelines was distributed to PCPs and trainees in Arkansas, and pediatric cardiologists from Arkansas Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775193/the-american-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-society-ankle-hindfoot-scale-translation-and-validation-of-the-dutch-language-version-for-ankle-fractures
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A Siebe de Boer, Roderik J C Tjioe, Fleur Van der Sijde, Duncan E Meuffels, Pieter T den Hoed, Cornelis H Van der Vlies, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Michael H J Verhofstad, Esther M M Van Lieshout
OBJECTIVES: The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot Scale is among the most commonly used instruments for measuring outcome of treatment in patients who sustained a complex ankle or hindfoot injury. It consists of a patient-reported and a physician-reported part. A validated, Dutch version of this instrument is currently not available. The aim of this study was to translate the instrument into Dutch and to determine the measurement properties of the AOFAS Ankle-Hindfoot Scale Dutch language version (DLV) in patients with a unilateral ankle fracture...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766306/interpretation-of-brain-ct-scans-in-the-field-by-critical-care-physicians-in-a-mobile-stroke-unit
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Maren Ranhoff Hov, Erik Zakariassen, Thomas Lindner, Terje Nome, Kristi G Bache, Jo Røislien, Jostein Gleditsch, Volker Solyga, David Russell, Christian G Lund
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In acute stroke, thromboembolism or spontaneous hemorrhage abruptly reduces blood flow to a part of the brain. To limit necrosis, rapid radiological identification of the pathological mechanism must be conducted to allow the initiation of targeted treatment. The aim of the Norwegian Acute Stroke Prehospital Project is to determine if anesthesiologists, trained in prehospital critical care, may accurately assess cerebral computed tomography (CT) scans in a mobile stroke unit (MSU)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760793/pim-check-development-of-an-international-prescription-screening-checklist-designed-by-a-delphi-method-for-internal-medicine-patients
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Aude Desnoyer, Anne-Laure Blanc, Valérie Pourcher, Marie Besson, Caroline Fonzo-Christe, Jules Desmeules, Arnaud Perrier, Pascal Bonnabry, Caroline Samer, Bertrand Guignard
OBJECTIVES: Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) occurs frequently and is a well-known risk factor for adverse drug events, but its incidence is underestimated in internal medicine. The objective of this study was to develop an electronic prescription-screening checklist to assist residents and young healthcare professionals in PIM detection. DESIGN: Five-step study involving selection of medical domains, literature review and 17 semistructured interviews, a two-round Delphi survey, a forward/back-translation process and an electronic tool development...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750015/accuracy-of-self-collected-vaginal-dry-swabs-using-the-xpert-human-papillomavirus-assay
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Rosa Catarino, Pierre Vassilakos, Aline Bilancioni, Stéphanie Bougel, Meriem Boukrid, Ulrike Meyer-Hamme, Patrick Petignat
BACKGROUND: Polymerase chain reaction-based Xpert human papillomavirus (HPV) assay is a rapid test that detects high-risk HPV (hrHPV) infection. This point-of-care test is usually performed by collecting a cervical specimen in a vial of PreservCyt® transport medium. We compared HPV test positivity and accuracy between self-collected sample with a dry swab (s-DRY) versus physician-collected cervical sampling using a broom like brush and immediate immersion in PreservCyt (dr-WET). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we recruited 150 women ≥ 18 years old attending the colposcopy clinic in the University Hospital of Geneva...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742774/improving-adherence-to-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-strategies-at-a-university-medical-center
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Sean A Josephs, Gretchen A Lemmink, Judith A Strong, Cassandra L Barry, William E Hurford
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation (ILPV) is defined as tidal volumes <8 mL/kg ideal bodyweight and is increasingly a standard of care for major abdominal surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. In this study, we report the result of a quality improvement initiative targeted at improving adherence to ILPV guidelines in a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: We performed a time-series study to determine whether anesthesia provider adherence to ILPV was affected by certain improvement interventions and patient ideal body weight (IBW)...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728205/-predictability-of-postoperative-pain-and-satisfaction-how-precise-are-we-and-what-is-the-role-of-professional-experience
#15
Ulf Krister Hofmann, Cosima Dobler, Marco Gesicki, Torsten Kluba, Sebastian Scheidt
Background The indication for surgery is justified by an expected improvement for the patient. To evaluate the probability and extent of individual postoperative patient benefit, the surgeon needs to elaborate numerous parameters of potential relevance for the outcome beyond his key competence, that is the technical dimension of the operation. Despite the highest medical standards, individual postoperative satisfaction with surgery is highly variable, even in cases with a technically good result. The aim of the present study was to investigate the individual predictability of postoperative pain and satisfaction in patients with elective musculoskeletal surgery...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
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
#17
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
#18
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
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