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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319416/specifics-in-the-review-of-health-documentation
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K Kacalova, B Havelkova, D Farkasova
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the work was to identify if health documentation management is depending of actually current legislation. Also to review range and consistency records. The work described forms and content of documentation, relating to treat wounds and decubitus. METHODS: A content analysis of 139 health documentation of insurer of General Health Insurance Company, which were treated by 28 home care agencies (hereinafter "HCA") and in the HCA was done directly audit in 2012 and 2014...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314465/data-capture-and-communication-during-transfers-to-definitive-care-in-an-inclusive-trauma-system
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Nori L Bradley, Naisan Garraway, Nathaniel Bell, Nasira Lakha, S Morad Hameed
INTRODUCTION: Background trauma survivors in rural areas transferred to urban centers have higher mortality than trauma patients admitted directly to urban centers. Transfer data in trauma registries is important for injury control. Prehospital and early physiologic data may reflect processes of pre-hospital care. British Columbia currently has no standardized process for trauma patient data transfer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective data analysis for major trauma patients (ISS>15) transferred to a Level I trauma center over a 1year period (n=243)...
November 5, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299966/family-planning-services-for-incarcerated-women-models-for-filling-an-unmet-need
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Carolyn Sufrin, Sara Baird, Jennifer Clarke, Elizabeth Feldman
Purpose Incarcerated women around the globe are predominantly of reproductive age. Most of these women have been pregnant before, and many want to be sexually active and avoid pregnancy upon release. Yet few of these women are on a regular method of contraception. Providing contraceptive services for women in custody benefits individual and public health goals of reducing unintended pregnancy. This policy briefing reviews evidence for an unmet need for family planning in the correctional setting, and policy implications for expanding services...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299589/respiratory-variation-in-peak-aortic-velocity-accurately-predicts-fluid-responsiveness-in-children-undergoing-neurosurgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Kavita G Morparia, Srijaya K Reddy, Laura J Olivieri, Michael C Spaeder, Jennifer J Schuette
The determination of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill child is of vital importance, more so as fluid overload becomes increasingly associated with worse outcomes. Dynamic markers of volume responsiveness have shown some promise in the pediatric population, but more research is needed before they can be adopted for widespread use. Our aim was to investigate effectiveness of respiratory variation in peak aortic velocity and pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness, and determine their optimal cutoff values...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298782/comparison-of-oral-clonidine-oral-dexmedetomidine-and-oral-midazolam-for-premedication-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-elective-surgery
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Sarika Kumari, Nidhi Agrawal, G Usha, Vandana Talwar, Poonam Gupta
BACKGROUND: Midazolam has been commonly used orally for premedication in children. A search for a better alternative continues to overcome its side effects. Recently alpha-2 agonists, clonidine, and dexmedetomidine have been used for premedication in children. AIM: To study and compare the efficacy of oral clonidine, oral dexmedetomidine, and oral midazolam for premedication in pediatric surgical patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective, randomized, double blind study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296899/the-effects-of-marine-traffic-on-the-behaviour-of-black-sea-harbour-porpoises-phocoena-phocoena-relicta-within-the-istanbul-strait-turkey
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Aylin Akkaya Bas, Fredrik Christiansen, Ayaka Amaha Öztürk, Bayram Öztürk, Caley McIntosh
Marine traffic is threatening cetaceans on a local and global scale. The Istanbul Strait is one of the busiest waterways, with up to 2,500 vessels present daily. This is the first study to assess the magnitude of short- and long-term behavioural changes of the endangered Black Sea harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena relicta) in the presence of marine vessels within the Istanbul Strait. Markov chains were used to investigate the effect of vessel presence on the transition probability between behavioural states (diving, surface-feeding and travelling), and to quantify the effect on the behavioural budget and bout length (duration of time spent in a given state) of porpoises...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291455/measuring-hemodynamic-changes-in-the-ophthalmic-artery-during-applied-force-for-noninvasive-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-test-results-in-a-porcine-model
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Max Twedt, Chase Pfeifer, William Thorell, Greg Bashford
Possible traumatic brain injury victims would greatly benefit from a handheld, noninvasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring tool, which a medic could operate in a remote area. Such a device would also benefit the transport of injured soldiers during en route medical care and critical care air transport. This study demonstrates the use of noninvasive blood flow measurements in the eye by ultrasound as a proxy for ICP. ICP was artificially raised in a porcine model and resultant blood flow change in the ophthalmic artery was measured...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287931/assessment-and-characterization-of-sound-pressure-levels-in-portuguese-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Joana Santos, Carlos Carvalhais, Ana Xavier, Manuela V Silva
In NICU, systematic exposure to sound pressure levels above the recommended can affect both neonates and staff. This study aimed to evaluate the sound pressure levels in three Portuguese NICU and the noise perception of staff. The measurements were performed with a sound level meter, considering the location of the main sources of noise and the layout of the units. A questionnaire was applied to assess noise perception of professionals. The staff classified the environment (regarding noise) as "slightly uncomfortable" (41...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273238/evaluation-of-self-perception-of-mechanical-ventilation-knowledge-among-brazilian-final-year-medical-students-residents-and-emergency-physicians
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Fernando Sabia Tallo, Simone de Campos Vieira Abib, Alexandre Jorgi de Andrade Negri, Paulo Cesar, Renato Delascio Lopes, Antônio Carlos Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To present self-assessments of knowledge about mechanical ventilation made by final-year medical students, residents, and physicians taking qualifying courses at the Brazilian Society of Internal Medicine who work in urgent and emergency settings. METHODS: A 34-item questionnaire comprising different areas of knowledge and training in mechanical ventilation was given to 806 medical students, residents, and participants in qualifying courses at 11 medical schools in Brazil...
February 1, 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273219/evaluation-of-care-for-traffic-accidents-victims-made-by-on-duty-emergency-physicians-and-surgeons-in-the-emergency-room
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Vlaudimir Dias Marques, Mauricio Medeiros Lemos, Cesar Orlando Peralta Bandeira, Amélia Cristina Seidel, Sandra Maria Peloso, Maria Dalva DE Barros Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the care for victims of traffic accidents by on call emergency physicians and/or surgeons in the emergency room. METHODS: we conducted a retrospective, descriptive and exploratory study on the care for traffic accidents victims in the urban area of ​​Maringá-PR, between July 2013 and July 2014 in reference hospitals. We assessed demographics and vocational training through a questionnaire sent to the attending physicians. RESULTS: of the 688 records evaluated, 99% of patients had a prehospital Revised Trauma Score of 12...
December 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271917/what-can-medical-educators-learn-from-the-rio-2016-olympic-games
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Helen Church, Deborah Murdoch-Eaton, Rakesh Patel, John Sandars
Medical Educators face an ongoing challenge in optimizing preparedness for practice for newly qualified doctors. Junior doctors have highlighted specific areas in which they do not feel adequately equipped to undertake their duties, including managing the acutely unwell patient. In these highly stressful, time-critical scenarios it might be assumed that a lack of knowledge underpins these feelings of apprehension from junior medics; however, having studied, trained and passed examinations to demonstrate such knowledge, perhaps other factors should be considered...
February 28, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270384/a-mobile-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-pediatric-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-clinical-practice-guidelines-development-and-description
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Robert D Furberg, Pamela Williams, Jacqueline Bagwell, Kenneth LaBresh
BACKGROUND: Widespread application of research findings to improve patient outcomes remains inadequate, and failure to routinely translate research findings into daily clinical practice is a major barrier for the implementation of any evidence-based guideline. Strategies to increase guideline uptake in primary care pediatric practices and to facilitate adherence to recommendations are required. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to operationalize the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents into a mobile clinical decision support (CDS) system for healthcare providers, and to describe the process development and outcomes...
March 7, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267124/incidence-and-predictors-of-incontinence-associated-skin-damage-in-nursing-home-residents-with-new-onset-incontinence
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Donna Z Bliss, Michelle A Mathiason, Olga Gurvich, Kay Savik, Lynn E Eberly, Jessica Fisher, Kjerstie R Wiltzen, Haley Akermark, Amanda Hildebrandt, Megan Jacobson, Taylor Funk, Amanda Beckman, Reed Larson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and predictors of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) in nursing home residents. METHODS: Records of a cohort of 10,713 elderly (≥65 years) newly incontinent nursing home residents in 448 nursing homes in 28 states free of IAD were followed up for IAD development. Potential multilevel predictors of IAD were identified in 4 national datasets containing information about the characteristics of individual nursing home residents, nursing home care environment, and communities in which the nursing homes were located...
March 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255948/what-adverse-events-and-injuries-are-cited-in-anesthesia-malpractice-claims-for-nonspine-orthopaedic-surgery
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Christopher D Kent, Linda S Stephens, Karen L Posner, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Malpractice claims that arise during the perioperative care of patients receiving orthopaedic procedures will frequently involve both orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists. The Anesthesia Closed Claims database contains anesthesia malpractice claim data that can be used to investigate patient safety events arising during the care of orthopaedic patients and can provide insight into the medicolegal liability shared by the two specialties. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) How do orthopaedic anesthetic malpractice claims differ from other anesthesia claims with regard to patient and case characteristics, common events and injuries, and liability profile? (2) What are the characteristics of patients who had neuraxial hematomas after spinal and epidural anesthesia for orthopaedic procedures? (3) What are the characteristics of patients who had orthopaedic anesthesia malpractice claims for central ischemic neurologic injury occurring during shoulder surgery in the beach chair position? (4) What are the characteristics of patients who had malpractice claims for respiratory depression and respiratory arrests in the postoperative period? METHODS: The Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database was the source of data for this study...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253527/the-pursuit-of-value-in-musculoskeletal-imaging-policy-and-clinical-practice-intersect
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Paul Harkey, Richard Duszak
Rapidly rising health care costs coupled with variability in pricing and patient service have led to intense public scrutiny and pressure for health care providers to demonstrate value. Recent changes in legislation and payment models have intensified a shift from volume-based to value-based care, transferring risk from payers to providers. The American College of Radiology's Imaging 3.0 initiative encourages radiologists to become leaders in this changing health care landscape, helping to redefine value relative to health outcomes that matter to patients...
February 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245810/a-mixed-methods-needs-assessment-of-adult-diabetes-mellitus-type-ii-and-hypertension-care-in-toledo-belize
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Annette M Dekker, Ashley E Amick, Cecilia Scholcoff, Ashti Doobay-Persaud
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases, including diabetes mellitus and hypertension, continue to disproportionately burden low- and middle-income countries. However, little research has been done to establish current practices and management of chronic disease in these settings. The objective of this study was to examine current clinical management and identify potential gaps in care of patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension in the district of Toledo, Belize. METHODS: The study used a mixed methodology to assess current practices and identify gaps in diabetes mellitus and hypertension care...
February 28, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244940/elevated-mean-airway-pressure-and-central-venous-pressure-in-the-first-day-of-mechanical-ventilation-indicated-poor-outcome
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Yun Long, Longxiang Su, Qing Zhang, Xiang Zhou, Hao Wang, Na Cui, Wenzhao Chai, Xiaoting Wang, Xi Rui, Dawei Liu
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between respiratory mechanical parameters and hemodynamic variables remains unclear. This study was performed to determine whether mean airway pressure and central venous pressure in the first day of mechanical ventilation are associated with patient outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective first 24-hour comparison during ICU stay. SETTING: The Department of Critical Care Medicine of Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
February 27, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241698/-value-of-base-excess-in-predicting-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-paraquat-poisoning
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X W Kang, H Tong, K Q Cao, Q F Mo, L W Li, G L Hong, L Mo, D Li, G J Zhao, Z Q Lu
Objective: To explore prognostic factors of acute paraquat poisoning (APP) , analyze the correlation between base excess (BE) and plasma concentration of paraquat (C-PQ) and discuss BE level in evalua-tion of prognosis of acute paraquat poisoning patients. Methods: We retrospectively selected 84 APP patients who admitted to Emergency Intensive Care Unit (EICU) of our hospital from 2009.9.1 to 2015.8.31.Clinical data from 84 APP patients were analyzed. BE、C-PQ、time of gastric lavagesince ingestion、time of hemoperfusion since ingestion、severity index of paraquat poisoning (SIPP) 、white blood cell (WBC) 、percentage of neutrophils (N%) 、hemoglobin (HB) 、creatinine (Cr) 、alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 、aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 、partial pressure of oxygen (PaO(2)) 、partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO(2)) and other laboratory parameters were measured...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238566/association-between-right-ventricular-systolic-function-and-electromechanical-delay-in-patients-with-right-bundle-branch-block
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Dong Hyun Park, Kyoung Im Cho, Yoon Kyung Kim, Bong Joon Kim, Ga In You, Sung Il Im, Hyun Su Kim, Jeong Ho Heo
BACKGROUND: Elevated right ventricle (RV) pressure and/or volume can place stress on the right bundle branch block (RBBB) and its associated Purkinje network, which can affect its electrical properties, resulting in conduction delay or block. We hypothesized that prolonged R' wave duration in lead V1 would extend the later portion of the QRS complex and can act as an indicator of reduced RV function in patients with RBBB. METHOD: Kosin University Gospel Hospital echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG) database was reviewed to identify patients with complete RBBB between 2013 and 2015...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237620/the-national-hip-fracture-database-nhfd-using-a-national-clinical-audit-to-raise-standards-of-nursing-care
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EDITORIAL
Antony Johansen, Christopher Boulton, Karen Hertz, Michael Ellis, Vivienne Burgon, Sunil Rai, Rob Wakeman
The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) is a key clinical governance programme for staff working in trauma wards across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It uses prospectively collected information about the 65,000 people who present with hip fracture each year, and links these with information about the quality of care and outcome for each individual. The NHFD can, therefore, provide a picture of the care offered to frail older people with this injury - people who, between them, occupy nearly half of inpatient trauma beds...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
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