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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202076/developing-quality-indicators-for-physician-staffed-emergency-medical-services-a-consensus-process
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Helge Haugland, Marius Rehn, Pål Klepstad, Andreas Krüger
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest for quality measurement in health care services; pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) included. However, attempts of measuring the quality of physician-staffed EMS (P-EMS) are scarce. The aim of this study was to develop a set of quality indicators for international P-EMS to allow quality improvement initiatives. METHODS: A four-step modified nominal group technique process (expert panel method) was used. RESULTS: The expert panel reached consensus on 26 quality indicators for P-EMS...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192262/intra-operative-ultrasonography-for-definition-of-less-invasive-surgical-technique-in-patients-with-chiari-type-i-malformation
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Roger Schmidt Brock, Mario Augusto Taricco, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation Type I (CM) is the main congenital malformation disease of the craniovertebral junction. The ideal surgical treatment is still controversial. Invasive procedures inside CSF space and associated with dural repair are considered the gold standard, however a less invasive surgery with isolated bone decompression without dural opening may be possible in selected patients.. Our study evaluates the efficacy of intra-operative CSF flow measurement with ultrasonography (USG) as a determining parameter in the selection of these patients...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187889/gift-cloud-a-data-sharing-and-collaboration-platform-for-medical-imaging-research
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Tom Doel, Dzhoshkun I Shakir, Rosalind Pratt, Michael Aertsen, James Moggridge, Erwin Bellon, Anna L David, Jan Deprest, Tom Vercauteren, Sébastien Ourselin
OBJECTIVES: Clinical imaging data are essential for developing research software for computer-aided diagnosis, treatment planning and image-guided surgery, yet existing systems are poorly suited for data sharing between healthcare and academia: research systems rarely provide an integrated approach for data exchange with clinicians; hospital systems are focused towards clinical patient care with limited access for external researchers; and safe haven environments are not well suited to algorithm development...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182357/influence-of-in-vitro-hemolysis-on-80-different-laboratory-tests
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Yasuhiro Yanagisawa, Kazumasa Isobe, Asami Naito, Michikuni Ishijima, Toru Nanmoku, Takayuki Yamamoto, Etsu Suzuki, Yasushi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: In vitro hemolysis is probably the most common pre-analytic problem in laboratory medicine. However, it introduces variation into results in unknown ways. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the quantitative effects of hemolysis on 80 different, routine laboratory tests. METHODS: We examined the ratio of hemolysis in our hospital from January 1 to March 31, 2015. Next, to study the effect of in vitro hemolysis of whole blood, we added lysed erythrocytes to pooled specimens of serum or plasma to give hemoglobin concentrations of 0...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163912/the-benefits-of-youth-are-lost-on-the-young-cardiac-arrest-patient
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Brian Griffith, Patrick Kochanek, Cameron Dezfulian
Children and young adults tend to have reduced mortality and disability after acquired brain injuries such as trauma or stroke and across other disease processes seen in critical care medicine. However, after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), outcomes are remarkably similar across age groups. The consistent lack of witnessed arrests and a high incidence of asphyxial or respiratory etiology arrests among pediatric and young adult patients with OHCA account for a substantial portion of the difference in outcomes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157671/can-wheat-germ-have-a-beneficial-effect-on-human-health-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-crossover-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-its-health-effects
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André Moreira-Rosário, Helder Pinheiro, Conceição Calhau, Luís Filipe Azevedo
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide and diet is an important contributor to CVD risk. Thus, several food derivatives are being investigated for their beneficial impact on reducing cardiometabolic risk factors, either in risk groups or in healthy population as a preventive measure. Wheat germ is a food by-product with high nutritional value, especially as a concentrated source of dietary fibre and essential fatty acids, but its incorporation into the diet has been rare up to now...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156626/effect-of-a-communication-skills-intervention-on-resident-comfort-and-knowledge-of-discussing-goals-of-care-and-advance-care-planning
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Elizabeth Golding, Aaron Lampkin, Mary Walker Larach, Lawrence Klima
: 50 Background: Inpatient providers are sometimes challenged with advanced care planning for their patients. At a teaching hospital, resident physicians find themselves tasked with this responsibility for inpatients they may have only just met, as well as in their assigned outpatient panel. Education on communication skills though has been shown to improve resident comfort level and knowledge of discussing goals of care and advance care planning. METHODS: Internal medicine categorical residents (n = 15) and preliminary (n = 3) residents at a university-affiliated, community hospital learned the fundamentals of discussing goals of care and advance care planning using selected modules from the Center for Advancing Palliative Care's (CAPC) online curriculum in communication skills during their outpatient clinic rotation from February through June 2016...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156590/healthcare-utilization-among-cancer-patients-prior-to-hospice
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Richard F Riedel, Christel N Rushing, Anthony N Galanos
: 135 Background: The integration of palliative medicine in oncologic care has become increasingly recognized and supported. We have previously reported improved health system and quality of care outcomes for solid tumor patients admitted to our novel, fully-integrated palliative care (PC) and medical oncology inpatient service at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). In this study, we explored healthcare utilization in patients specifically discharged to hospice pre- and post-PC integration...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156492/food-as-medicine-a-randomized-controlled-trial-rct-of-home-delivered-medically-tailored-meals-hdmtm-on-quality-of-life-qol-in-metastatic-lung-and-non-colorectal-gi-cancer-patients
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Raymond Mailhot Vega, Lisa Zullig, Alissa Wassung, Dorella Walters, Noah Berland, Kevin Lee Du, Jiyoung Ahn, Cynthia G Leichman, Deirdre Jill Cohen, Ping Gu, Abraham Chachoua, Lawrence P Leichman, Karen Pearl, Peter B Schiff
: 155 Background: Malnutrition incidence in cancer approaches 85%, disproportionately burdening those with lung, GI, and advanced stage cancers. Malnourished patients have impaired chemotherapy response, shorter survival, longer hospital stays, and decreased QoL. Home delivered meals are nutritional interventions that improve patient well-being, nutrition, and lower healthcare costs in the elderly but have not been studied as an intervention in cancer patients. HDMTM are nutritionist prescribed home delivered meals tailored to patient's symptoms, co-morbidities, and health needs...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152832/estimating-the-cost-savings-of-a-comprehensive-hospital-based-palliative-care-program
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Chunhua Lu, John P McQuade, Thomas J Smith, A Rab Razzak
: 2 Background: In FY 2012, Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) established a palliative care inpatient unit (PCU). The PCU received patients as transfers and direct admissions. PCUs can improve care (Roza K, et al. JPM 2015) and lower per diem costs compared to usual care (Smith TJ, et al. JPM 2003; Goldstein J, et al. JPSM 2015). This project studied the financial impact of the PCU and PC program on JHM. METHODS: Using one fiscal year of admissions, the team calculated the per day variable cost of pre-transfer in to palliative care (from ED) and palliative care transfer...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145848/clinical-practice-guideline-improving-nasal-form-and-function-after-rhinoplasty-executive-summary
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Lisa E Ishii, Travis T Tollefson, Gregory J Basura, Richard M Rosenfeld, Peter J Abramson, Scott R Chaiet, Kara S Davis, Karl Doghramji, Edward H Farrior, Sandra A Finestone, Stacey L Ishman, Robert X Murphy, John G Park, Michael Setzen, Deborah J Strike, Sandra A Walsh, Jeremy P Warner, Lorraine C Nnacheta
Objective Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure that alters the shape or appearance of the nose while preserving or enhancing the nasal airway, ranks among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States, with >200,000 procedures reported in 2014. While it is difficult to calculate the exact economic burden incurred by rhinoplasty patients following surgery with or without complications, the average rhinoplasty procedure typically exceeds $4000. The costs incurred due to complications, infections, or revision surgery may include the cost of long-term antibiotics, hospitalization, or lost revenue from hours/days of missed work...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145823/clinical-practice-guideline-improving-nasal-form-and-function-after-rhinoplasty
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Lisa E Ishii, Travis T Tollefson, Gregory J Basura, Richard M Rosenfeld, Peter J Abramson, Scott R Chaiet, Kara S Davis, Karl Doghramji, Edward H Farrior, Sandra A Finestone, Stacey L Ishman, Robert X Murphy, John G Park, Michael Setzen, Deborah J Strike, Sandra A Walsh, Jeremy P Warner, Lorraine C Nnacheta
Objective Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure that alters the shape or appearance of the nose while preserving or enhancing the nasal airway, ranks among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States, with >200,000 procedures reported in 2014. While it is difficult to calculate the exact economic burden incurred by rhinoplasty patients following surgery with or without complications, the average rhinoplasty procedure typically exceeds $4000. The costs incurred due to complications, infections, or revision surgery may include the cost of long-term antibiotics, hospitalization, or lost revenue from hours/days of missed work...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134960/use-of-patient-authored-prehistory-to-improve-patient-experiences-and-accommodate-federal-law
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Michael J Warner, Thomas J Simunich, Margaret K Warner, Joseph Dado
CONTEXT: Although federal law grants patients the right to view and amend their medical records, few studies have proposed a process for patients to coauthor their subjective history in their medical record. Allowing patients to fully disclose and document their medical history is an important step to improve the diagnostic process. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patients' office experience before and after they authored their subjective medical history for the electronic health record...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124018/effectiveness-of-resident-as-teacher-curriculum-in-preparing-emergency-medicine-residents-for-their-teaching-role
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Hooman Hosein Nejad, Mehdi Bagherabadi, Alireza Sistani, Helen Dargahi
INTRODUCTION: Over the past 30 years, recognizing the need and importance of training residents in teaching skills has resulted in several resident-as-teacher programs. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of this teaching initiative and investigate the improvement in residents' teaching skills through evaluating their satisfaction and perceived effectiveness as well as assessing medical students' perception of the residents' teaching quality. METHODS: This research is a quasi-experimental study with pre- and post-tests, continuing from Dec 2010 to May 2011 in Imam Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences...
January 2017: Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120879/associations-of-maternal-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-with-birth-outcomes-in-shanghai-china
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Lingli Xiao, Guodong Ding, Angela Vinturache, Jian Xu, Yifang Ding, Jialin Guo, Liping Huang, Xuelei Yin, Jing Qiao, Inesh Thureraja, Xiaoming Ben
Recent data suggests that abnormal maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) or gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with unfavorable delivery outcomes. However, limited clinical evidence is available to support this correlation in China. Participating 510 mother-infant pairs were recruited from the Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital, China, between January 1(st) and 30(th) 2016. Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI was categorized according to the China's classification and GWG according to the 2009 Institute of Medicine recommendations (IOM)...
January 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119313/the-association-between-cognitive-impairment-and-functional-outcome-in-hospitalised-older-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Peter Hartley, Nathalie Gibbins, Amanda Saunders, Kerry Alexander, Eimear Conroy, Rebecca Dixon, Joseph Lang, Jasmine Luckett, Tim Luddington, Roman Romero-Ortuno
BACKGROUND: in hospitalised older adults, cognitive impairments are common and may be associated with functional outcomes. Our aim was to systematically review this association. METHOD: we systematically searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED and PsycINFO from inception to April 2016. Non-English language studies were filtered out at search stage. All types of studies were considered for inclusion except reviews, conference abstracts, dissertations and case studies. POPULATION: community-dwelling or institutionalised older adults aged 65 years or more, who are acutely hospitalised and have information on history of dementia and/or cognitive scores on admission...
January 23, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109006/attitudes-towards-non-invasive-prenatal-diagnosis-among-obstetricians-in-pakistan-a-developing-islamic-country
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Shenaz Ahmed, Hussain Jafri, Yasmin Rashid, Gerald Mason, Yasmin Ehsan, Mushtaq Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Stakeholders' views are essential for informing implementation strategies for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Little is known about such views in developing countries. We explored attitudes toward NIPT among obstetricians in Pakistan, a developing Islamic country. METHODS: A 35-item questionnaire was distributed and collected at eight events (a national conference and seven workshops in five cities) for obstetric professionals on advances in fetal medicine...
January 20, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104967/a-survey-of-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-consumers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-regarding-the-disposal-of-unused-medicines
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Supriya Sonowal, Chetna Desai, Jigar D Kapadia, Mira K Desai
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of consumers in India about disposal of unused medicines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire comprising 11 questions evaluating the Knowledge (2), Attitude (3) and Practice (6) of unused medicines was prepared and pre validated before administering to 200 consumers of medicines attending the outpatient department of Civil Hospital Ahmedabad, a tertiary care teaching hospital in Western India. Requisite permissions from Institutional Ethics Committee and informed consent were obtained prior to recruiting them for the study...
December 2016: Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103632/global-health-and-emergency-care-defining-clinical-research-priorities
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Bhakti Hansoti, Adam R Aluisio, Meagan A Barry, Kevin Davey, Brian A Lentz, Payal Modi, Jennifer A Newberry, Melissa H Patel, Tricia A Smith, Alexandra M Vinograd, Adam C Levine
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent strides in the development of Global Emergency Medicine (EM), the field continues to lag in applying a scientific approach to identifying critical knowledge gaps and advancing evidence-based solutions to clinical and public health problems seen in emergency departments worldwide. Here, progress on the Global EM research agenda created at the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine Global Health and Emergency Care Consensus Conference is evaluated and critical areas for future development in emergency care research internationally are identified...
January 19, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100204/acceptance-and-attitudes-of-healthcare-staff-towards-the-introduction-of-clinical-pharmacy-service-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-sri-lanka
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Lelwala Guruge Thushani Shanika, Chandrani Nirmala Wijekoon, Shaluka Jayamanne, Judith Coombes, Ian Coombes, Nilani Mamunuwa, Andrew Hamilton Dawson, Hithanadura Asita De Silva
BACKGROUND: Multidisciplinary patient management including a clinical pharmacist shows an improvement in patient quality use of medicine. Implementation of a clinical pharmacy service represents a significant novel change in practice in Sri Lanka. Although attitudes of doctors and nurses are an important determinant of successful implementation, there is no Sri Lankan data about staff attitudes to such changes in clinical practice. This study determines the level of acceptance and attitudes of doctors and nurses towards the introduction of a ward-based clinical pharmacy service in Sri Lanka...
January 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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