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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230587/everting-fracture-of-entire-frontal-bone-management-and-importance-of-preliminary-reconstruction
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Ken R Winston, Kathryn Beauchamp, Yasuaki Harasaki
A 34-year-old woman with severe craniofacial trauma, which included eversion of the entire frontal bone, survived with high-quality functional and cosmetic results as a consequence of efficient and aggressive action by emergency technicians and physicians. Early preliminary steps of craniofacial reconstruction provided a structural foundation that facilitated this outcome.
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228178/the-state-of-emergency-medical-services-ems-systems-in-africa
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Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, Julia M Dixon, Nana Sefa, Arthur Yancey, Bonaventure G Hollong, Mohamed Hagahmed, Adit A Ginde, Lee A Wallis
: Introduction Little is known about the existence, distribution, and characteristics of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems in Africa, or the corresponding epidemiology of prehospital illness and injury. METHODS: A survey was conducted between 2013 and 2014 by distributing a detailed EMS system questionnaire to experts in paper and electronic versions. The questionnaire ascertained EMS systems' jurisdiction, operations, finance, clinical care, resources, and regulatory environment...
February 23, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228127/a-review-of-enhanced-paramedic-roles-during-and-after-hospital-handover-of-stroke-myocardial-infarction-and-trauma-patients
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Darren Flynn, Richard Francis, Shannon Robalino, Joanne Lally, Helen Snooks, Helen Rodgers, Graham McClelland, Gary A Ford, Christopher Price
BACKGROUND: Ambulance paramedics play a critical role expediting patient access to emergency treatments. Standardised handover communication frameworks have led to improvements in accuracy and speed of information transfer but their impact upon time-critical scenarios is unclear. Patient outcomes might be improved by paramedics staying for a limited time after handover to assist with shared patient care. We aimed to categorize and synthesise data from studies describing development/extension of the ambulance-based paramedic role during and after handover for time-critical conditions (trauma, stroke and myocardial infarction)...
February 23, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227197/identifying-individual-sleep-apnea-hypoapnea-epochs-using-smartphone-based-pulse-oximetry
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Ainara Garde, Parastoo Dekhordi, J Mark Ansermino, Guy A Dumont, Ainara Garde, Parastoo Dekhordi, J Mark Ansermino, Guy A Dumont, J Mark Ansermino, Parastoo Dekhordi, Guy A Dumont, Ainara Garde
Sleep apnea, characterized by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, poses a serious threat to the healthy growth and development of children. Polysomnography (PSG), the gold standard for sleep apnea diagnosis, is resource intensive and confined to sleep laboratories, thus reducing its accessibility. Pulse oximetry alone, providing blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and blood volume changes in tissue (PPG), has the potential to identify children with sleep apnea. Thus, we aim to develop a tool for at-home sleep apnea screening that provides a detailed and automated 30 sec epoch-by-epoch sleep apnea analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226878/design-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-wearable-device-for-mass-screening-of-sleep-apnea
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Rohan S Puri, Athanasios G Athanassiadis, Niharika Gill, Sai Sri Sathya, Geetanjali Rathod, Akshat Wahi, Guy Satat, Maulik Majmudar, Pratik Shah, Rohan S Puri, Athanasios G Athanassiadis, Niharika Gill, Sai Sri Sathya, Geetanjali Rathod, Akshat Wahi, Guy Satat, Maulik Majmudar, Pratik Shah, Athanasios G Athanassiadis, Maulik Majmudar, Geetanjali Rathod, Sai Sri Sathya, Akshat Wahi, Niharika Gill, Pratik Shah, Rohan S Puri, Guy Satat
Between 7-18 million Americans suffer from sleep disordered breathing (SDB), including those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite this high prevalence and burden of OSA, existing diagnostic techniques remain impractical for widespread screening. In this study, we introduce a new model for OSA screening and describe an at-home wearable sleep mask (named ARAM) that can robustly track the wearers' sleep patterns. This monitoring is achieved using select sensors that enable screening and monitoring in a form-factor that can be easily self-instrumented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226673/a-phases-subtype-detection-using-different-classification-methods
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Fatima Machado, Cesar Teixeira, Clara Santos, Conceicao Bento, Francisco Sales, Antonio Dourado, Fatima Machado, Cesar Teixeira, Clara Santos, Conceicao Bento, Francisco Sales, Antonio Dourado, Clara Santos, Fatima Machado, Conceicao Bento, Cesar Teixeira, Francisco Sales, Antonio Dourado
Cyclic alternating patterns (CAPs) occur during normal sleep, but higher CAP rates are associated with abnormal conditions, such as epilepsy. Efficient automatic classification of CAP A-phase sub-types would be of remarkable importance for the consideration of CAP as a disease bio-marker. This paper reports a multi-step methodology for the classification of A-phases subtypes. The methodology encompasses: feature extraction, feature ranking, and classification (Support Vector Machine (SVM), k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) and Discriminant Analysis (DA))...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226045/nursing-practice-environment-and-work-satisfaction-in-critical-units
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Elaine Machado de Oliveira, Ricardo Luis Barbosa, Rafaela Andolhe, Flavia Regina Cocuzza das Eiras, Katia Grillo Padilha
Objective: to analyze the association between the environment of nursing practices and work satisfaction in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Method: a cross-sectional study was performed in eight adult ICUs of a public university hospital between 2012 and 2015. The Nursing Work Index-Revised (NWI-R), in their short forms, and the Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS) were applied to investigate the environment of nursing practices and work satisfaction, respectively. Results: a total of 100 (34...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224347/emergency-medical-service-systems-in-sri-lanka-problems-of-the-past-challenges-of-the-future
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Kelum Wimalaratne, Jeong Il Lee, Kang Hyun Lee, Hee Young Lee, Jung Hun Lee, In Hye Kang
INTRODUCTION: The concept of emergency medical services (EMS) is new to Sri Lanka. This article describes the development, delivery, and future ideas for EMS in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka also faces frequent natural hazards that justify the establishment of an EMS service. METHODOLOGY: Data and information regarding emergency medical care in Sri Lanka were collected and reviewed from resources including websites and research papers. RESULTS: Currently, there are no qualified emergency medical physicians in Sri Lanka...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214162/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-blood-culture-contamination-a-multicenter-study
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Archana Nair, Sean P Elliott, Mayar Al Mohajer
We developed a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of nursing staff, patient care assistants, phlebotomists, and laboratory technicians regarding blood culture collection and contamination at 2 tertiary care academic centers. Our study showed there were several gaps in knowledge and practice regarding obtaining blood cultures.
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212693/sleep-medicine-in-saudi-arabia
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Ahmed S BaHammam
The practice of sleep medicine in Saudi Arabia began in the mid to late 1990s. Since its establishment, this specialty has grown, and the number of specialists has increased. Based on the available data, sleep disorders are prevalent among the Saudi population, and the demand for sleep medicine services is expected to increase significantly. Currently, two training programs are providing structured training and certification in sleep medicine in this country. Recently, clear guidelines for accrediting sleep medicine specialists and technologists were approved...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212541/analysis-of-variability-in-high-throughput-screening-data-applications-to-melanoma-cell-lines-and-drug-responses
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Kuan-Fu Ding, Darren Finlay, Hongwei Yin, William P D Hendricks, Chris Sereduk, Jeffrey Kiefer, Aleksandar Sekulic, Patricia M LoRusso, Kristiina Vuori, Jeffrey M Trent, Nicholas J Schork
High-throughput screening (HTS) strategies and protocols have undergone significant development in the last decade. It is now possible to screen hundreds of thousands of compounds, each exploring multiple biological phenotypes and parameters, against various cell lines or model systems in a single setting. However, given the vast amount of data such studies generate, the fact that they use multiple reagents, and are often technician-intensive, questions have been raised about the variability, reliability and reproducibility of HTS results...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211881/a-technician-delivered-virtual-clinic-for-triaging-low-risk-glaucoma-referrals
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A Kotecha, J Brookes, P J Foster
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of a technician-delivered glaucoma referral triaging service with 'virtual review' of resultant data by a consultant ophthalmologist.Patients and methodsThe Glaucoma Screening Clinic reviewed new optometrist or GP-initiated glaucoma suspect referrals into a specialist ophthalmic hospital. Patients underwent testing by three ophthalmic technicians in a dedicated clinical facility. Data were reviewed at a different time and date by a consultant glaucoma ophthalmologist...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211840/working-suspended-in-a-harness-rig-a%C3%A2-comparative-study-of-musculoskeletal-health-complaints-in-rope-access-technicians-and-controls
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Harald Vikne, Einar Jebens, Shahrooz Elka, Stein Knardahl, Kaj Bo Veiersted
BACKGROUND: Rope access technique is an alternative method for gaining access to challenging work locations. There is limited knowledge about possible adverse effects of this technique on the workers' health. OBJECTIVE: To compare the frequency of bodily regions with pain in rope access technicians with craft workers and the working population in general. METHODS: The one-month prevalence of pain in the head, neck, distal upper extremities, lower back and lower extremities was recorded in rope access technicians (n = 95), "craft workers" (n = 289) and "all occupations" (n = 1563)...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210890/toward-a-holistic-environmental-impact-assessment-of-marble-quarrying-and-processing-proposal-of-a-novel-easy-to-use-ipat-based-method
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Cinzia Capitano, Giorgia Peri, Gianfranco Rizzo, Patrizia Ferrante
Marble is a natural dimension stone that is widely used in building due to its resistance and esthetic qualities. Unfortunately, some concerns have arisen regarding its production process because quarrying and processing activities demand significant amounts of energy and greatly affect the environment. Further, performing an environmental analysis of a production process such as that of marble requires the consideration of many environmental aspects (e.g., noise, vibrations, dust and waste production, energy consumption)...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203010/-evaluation-of-production-and-clinical-working-time-of-computer-aided-design-computer-aided-manufacturing-cad-cam-custom-trays-for-complete-denture
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L Wei, H Chen, Y S Zhou, Y C Sun, S X Pan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the technician fabrication time and clinical working time of custom trays fabricated using two different methods, the three-dimensional printing custom trays and the conventional custom trays, and to prove the feasibility of the computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) custom trays in clinical use from the perspective of clinical time cost. METHODS: Twenty edentulous patients were recruited into this study, which was prospective, single blind, randomized self-control clinical trials...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203007/-diagnossis-and-treatment-of-complicated-anterior-teeth-esthetic-defects-by-combination-of-whole-process-digital-esthetic-rehabilitation-with-periodontic-surgery
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Z Li, Y S Liu, H Q Ye, Y S Liu, W J Hu, Y S Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore a new method of whole-process digital esthetic prosthodontic rehabilitation combined with periodontic surgery for complicated anterior teeth esthetic defects accompanied by soft tissue morphology, to provide an alternative choice for solving this problem under the guidance of three-dimensional (3D) printing digital dental model and surgical guide, thus completing periodontic surgery and digital esthetic rehabilitation of anterior teeth. METHODS: In this study, 12 patients with complicated esthetic problems accompanied by soft tissue morphology in their anterior teeth were included...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202894/prevalence-of-tuberculosis-among-health-care-workers-in-tuberculosis-specialized-hospitals-in-china
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Jian Du, Yu Pang, Yan Ma, Fengling Mi, Yuhong Liu, Liang Li
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB) specialized hospitals are playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with TB in China. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of TB among health care workers (HCWs) in TB specialized hospitals in China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to collect longitudinal information on the number of HCWs and patients with TB from HCWs among 203 TB hospitals in China. RESULTS: Overall, these 186 TB cases accounted for the incidence of 985 per 100,000 population...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202429/virtual-patient-technology-engaging-primary-care-in-quality-improvement-innovations
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Amanda C Blok, Christine N May, Rajani S Sadasivam, Thomas K Houston
BACKGROUND: Engaging health care staff in new quality improvement programs is challenging. OBJECTIVE: We developed 2 virtual patient (VP) avatars in the context of a clinic-level quality improvement program. We sought to determine differences in preferences for VPs and the perceived influence of interacting with the VP on clinical staff engagement with the quality improvement program. METHODS: Using a participatory design approach, we developed an older male smoker VP and a younger female smoker VP...
February 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196057/is-a-postoperative-day-one-examination-needed-after-uncomplicated-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Jon Zick, Brian C Joondeph
PURPOSE: To determine whether there were any adverse consequences from seeing vitreoretinal surgery patients on the second rather than the first postoperative day. METHODS: A retrospective review of vitreoretinal surgical patients from a single surgeon seen on the second, but not the first day after surgery. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative findings were recorded with attention to adverse or safety events. RESULTS: One hundred thirty-four patients were identified, representing a variety of vitreoretinal pathology and surgical procedures...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194215/accidental-ingestion-of-e-cigarette-liquid-nicotine-in-a-15-month-old-child-an-infant-mortality-case-of-nicotine-intoxication
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An Deok Seo, Dong Chan Kim, Hee Joon Yu, Min Jae Kang
Electronic cigarettes are novel tobacco products that are frequently used these days. The cartridge contains liquid nicotine and accidental poisoning, even with a small oral dose, endangers children. We present here a mortality case of a 15-month-old child who ingested liquid nicotine mistaking it for cold medicine. When the emergency medical technicians arrived, she was found to have pulseless electrical activity. Spontaneous circulation was restored after approximately 40 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
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