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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808959/deaths-from-medicines-a-systematic-analysis-of-coroners-reports-to-prevent-future-deaths
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Robin E Ferner, Craig Easton, Anthony R Cox
INTRODUCTION: Since legislation in 2009, coroners in England and Wales must make reports in cases where they believe it is possible to prevent future deaths. We categorised the reports and examined whether they could reveal preventable medication errors or novel adverse drug reactions. METHODS: We examined 500 coroners' reports by pre-defined criteria to identify those in which medicines played a part, and to collect information on coroners' concerns. RESULTS: We identified 99 reports (100 deaths) in which medicines or a part of the medication process or both were mentioned...
August 14, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807059/lower-education-predicts-poor-response-to-dietary-intervention-in-pregnancy-regardless-of-neighbourhood-affluence-secondary-analysis-from-the-rolo-randomised-control-trial
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Eileen C O'Brien, Goiuri Alberdi, Aisling A Geraghty, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
OBJECTIVE: To determine if response to a low glycaemic index (GI) dietary intervention, measured by changes in dietary intake and gestational weight gain, differed across women of varying socio-economic status (SES). DESIGN: Secondary data analysis of the ROLO randomised control trial. The intervention consisted of a two-hour low-GI dietary education session in early pregnancy. Change in GI was measured using 3 d food diaries pre- and post-intervention. Gestational weight gain was categorised as per the 2009 Institute of Medicine guidelines...
August 15, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800938/using-hospital-use-trends-to-improve-transitional-care
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Joe Feinglass, Celeste A Mallama, Angela Rogers, Caroline Teter, Courtney Hurt, Christine Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the Northwestern Medicine Group Transitional Care clinic (NMG-TC), which transitions patients from an urban hospital to primary care at partner community clinics. We evaluate change over the 55 month study period in emergency department, observation or inpatient use within 90 days of an initial NMG-TC visit. METHODS: Electronic health records were used to determine patient demographic, insurance and clinical characteristics, including inflation-adjusted total hospital charges in the 90 days prior and the 90 days after an initial NMG-TC visit...
August 8, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797611/video-instruction-is-more-effective-than-written-instruction-in-improving-inhaler-technique
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Romil F Shah, Rakesh M Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Many patients with asthma use inhalers incorrectly. Better inhaler technique is associated with better asthma control. We tested the effectiveness of a computer-based video training solution versus traditional written instructions, both which may be used in a resource-limited setting, for teaching inhaler technique. We hypothesized that computer based training will provide a higher quality of instruction which will improve technique more effectively than written training...
August 7, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796716/an-intensive-simulation-based-communication-course-for-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-fellows
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Erin M Johnson, Melinda F Hamilton, R Scott Watson, Rene Claxton, Michael Barnett, Ann E Thompson, Robert Arnold
OBJECTIVE: Effective communication among providers, families, and patients is essential in critical care but is often inadequate in the PICU. To address the lack of communication education pediatric critical care medicine fellows receive, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh PICU developed a simulation-based communication course, Pediatric Critical Care Communication course. Pediatric critical care medicine trainees have limited prior training in communication and will have increased confidence in their communication skills after participating in the Pediatric Critical Care Communication course...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796559/improvements-in-patient-and-health-system-outcomes-using-an-integrated-oncology-and-palliative-medicine-approach-on-a-solid-tumor-inpatient-service
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Richard F Riedel, Kim Slusser, Steve Power, Christopher A Jones, Thomas W LeBlanc, Arif H Kamal, Devi Desai, Deborah Allen, Yinxi Yu, Steven Wolf, Anthony N Galanos
PURPOSE: Early palliative care (PC) improves outcomes for outpatients with advanced cancer. Its effect on hospitalized patients with cancer is unknown. Herein, we report on the influence of a novel, fully integrated inpatient medical oncology and PC partnership at a tertiary medical center during its first year of implementation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, longitudinal, pre- and postintervention cohort study at Duke University Hospital. Pre- and postintervention cohorts were defined as all patients admitted to the solid tumor inpatient service from September 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, and September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, respectively...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793906/the-impact-of-a-hospital-electronic-prescribing-and-medication-administration-system-on-medication-administration-safety-an-observational-study
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Seetal Jheeta, Bryony Dean Franklin
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore the impact of the implementation of an electronic prescribing and medication administration system (ePA) on the safety of medication administration in an inpatient hospital setting. Objectives were to compare the prevalence and types of: 1) medication administration errors, and 2) documentation discrepancies, between a paper and an ePA system. Additionally, we wanted to describe any observed changes to medication administration practices...
August 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790785/a-randomized-control-trial-to-assess-efficacy-of-mifepristone-in-medical-management-of-uterine-fibroid
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D Arora, Jaya Chawla, S P S Kochar, J C Sharma
BACKGROUND: Fibroids are the most common benign tumours of uterus. Heavy menstrual bleeding is the commonest concern for which medical attention is sought. Hysterectomies for leiomyoma constitute a third of all hysterectomies. Thus, healthcare cost to society due to uterine leiomyomas is of considerable importance. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted at tertiary care hospital of armed forces. 120 women in pre-menopausal age group with complaints of menorrhagia, Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart (PBAC) scoring ≥100 and at least one fibroid ≥2...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777900/incidence-of-middle-ear-barotrauma-in-staged-versus-linear-chamber-compression-during-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrew W A Ng, Reinhold Muller, John Orton
CONTEXT: Middle ear barotrauma (MEB) is common during chamber compression in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, little evidence exists on an optimal compression protocol to minimize the incidence and severity of MEB. OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of MEB during hyperbaric oxygen therapy using two different chamber compression protocols. DESIGN: Double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, The Townsville Hospital, Queensland, Australia, September 2012 to December 2014...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772047/kyoto-congestive-heart-failure-kchf-study-rationale-and-design
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Erika Yamamoto, Takao Kato, Neiko Ozasa, Hidenori Yaku, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Yodo Tamaki, Takeshi Kitai, Takeshi Morimoto, Ryoji Taniguchi, Moritake Iguchi, Masashi Kato, Mamoru Takahashi, Toshikazu Jinnai, Tomoyuki Ikeda, Kazuya Nagao, Takafumi Kawai, Akihiro Komasa, Ryusuke Nishikawa, Yuichi Kawase, Takashi Morinaga, Tsuneaki Kawashima, Yasuyo Motohashi, Mitsunori Kawato, Mamoru Toyofuku, Yukihito Sato, Koichiro Kuwahara, Tetsuo Shioi, Takeshi Kimura
AIMS: Over the last decade, major developments in medicine have led to significant changes in the clinical management of heart failure patients. This study was designed to evaluate the recent trends in clinical characteristics, management, and short-term and long-term prognosis of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in Japan. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Kyoto Congestive Heart Failure study is a prospective, observational, multicentre cohort study, enrolling consecutive ADHF patients from 19 participating hospitals in Japan from November 2014 to March 2016...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748196/developing-interactive-antimicrobial-stewardship-and-infection-prevention-curricula-for-diverse-learners-a-tailored-approach
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Priya Nori, Theresa Madaline, Iona Munjal, Shubha Bhar, Yi Guo, Susan K Seo, Andrea Porrovecchio, Elizabeth Gancher, Joshua Nosanchuk, Liise-Anne Pirofski, Belinda Ostrowsky
BACKGROUND: To impart principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) and infection prevention and control (IPC), we developed a curriculum tailored to the diverse aptitudes of learners at our medical center. METHODS: We integrated case-based modules, group learning activities, smartphone applications (apps), decision support tools, and prescription audit and feedback into curricula of the medical school, medicine residency program, infectious diseases (ID) fellowship program, and hospital medicine program operations...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737412/integrated-care-clinic-creating-enhanced-clinical-pathways-for-integrated-behavioral-health-care-in-a-family-medicine-residency-clinic-serving-a-low-income-minority-population
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Jerica M Berge, Lisa Trump, Stephanie Trudeau, Damir S Utržan, Michele Mandrich, Andrew Slattengren, Tanner Nissly, Laura Miller, Macaran Baird, Eli Coleman, Michael Wootten
INTRODUCTION: Research examining the implementation and effectiveness of integrated behavioral health (BH) care in family medicine/primary care is growing. However, research identifying ways to consistently use integrated BH in busy family medicine/primary care settings with underserved populations is limited. This study describes 1 family medicine clinic's transformation into a fully integrated BH care clinic through the development of an Integrated Care Clinic (ICC) and enhanced clinical pathways to promote regular use of behavioral health clinicians (BHCs)...
July 24, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734773/epico-4-0-total-quality-in-the-management-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-critically-ill-patients-by-analysing-the-integrated-process
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Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Emilio Maseda, Alejandro Rodríguez, Santiago Grau, Guillermo Quindós
BACKGROUND: A high quality integrated process in the clinical setting of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk for invasive candidiasis is a necessary tool to improve the management of these patients. AIMS: To identify the key points on invasive candidiasis in order to develop a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus required for the creation of a total quality integrated process for the management of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk of invasive candidiasis...
July 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728595/malaria-after-international-travel-a-geosentinel-analysis-2003-2016
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Kristina M Angelo, Michael Libman, Eric Caumes, Davidson H Hamer, Kevin C Kain, Karin Leder, Martin P Grobusch, Stefan H Hagmann, Phyllis Kozarsky, David G Lalloo, Poh-Lian Lim, Calvin Patimeteeporn, Philippe Gautret, Silvia Odolini, François Chappuis, Douglas H Esposito
BACKGROUND: More than 30,000 malaria cases are reported annually among international travellers. Despite improvements in malaria control, malaria continues to threaten travellers due to inaccurate perception of risk and sub-optimal pre-travel preparation. METHODS: Records with a confirmed malaria diagnosis after travel from January 2003 to July 2016 were obtained from GeoSentinel, a global surveillance network of travel and tropical medicine providers that monitors travel-related morbidity...
July 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726526/integrated-care-coordination-by-an-interprofessional-team-reduces-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalisations-at-an-academic-health-centre
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Anne H Gaglioti, Patrick Barlow, Kate DuChene Thoma, George R Bergus
People with chronic behavioural and physical health conditions have higher healthcare costs and mortality rates than patients with chronic physical conditions alone. As a result, there has been promotion of integrated care for this group. It is important to train primary care residents to practice in integrated models of care with interprofessional teams and to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated care models to promote high-quality care for this at-risk group. We implemented an integrated, interprofessional care management programme for adults with chronic mental and physical health needs as part of a curriculum for family medicine and family medicine psychiatry residents...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724050/higher-meld-score-increases-the-overall-cost-on-the-waiting-list-for-liver-transplantation-a-micro-costing-analysis-based-study
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Jose Antonio Orellana Turri, Tassia Cristina Decimoni, Leandro Augusto Ferreira, Marcio Augusto Diniz, Luciana Bertocco de Paiva Haddad, Alessandro Gonçalves Campolina
BACKGROUND: The pre-transplant period is complex and includes lots of procedures. The severity of liver disease predisposes to a high number of hospitalizations and high costs procedures. Economic evaluation studies are important tools to handle costs on the waiting list for liver transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the total cost of the patient on the waiting list for liver transplantation and the main resources related to higher costs...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713660/a-cross-sectional-pharmacoepidemiological-study-of-the-utilization-pattern-of-pre-anesthetic-medications-in-major-surgical-procedures-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Madhuri Kulkarni, Anant Patil
OBJECTIVE : A study of the utilization pattern of pre-anesthetic medications in major surgical procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS : A cross-sectional, pharmacoepidemiological study was conducted among patients undergoing surgical procedures in routine or emergency conditions under general anesthesia. The utilization of pre-anesthetic medicines in all patients was reported. RESULTS: A total of 110 patients (mean age - 42.36 years; 57.27% males) were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712673/extract-critical-factors-affecting-the-length-of-hospital-stay-of-pneumonia-patient-by-data-mining-case-study-an-iranian-hospital
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Naghmeh Khajehali, Somayeh Alizadeh
MOTIVATION: Pneumonia is a prevalent infection of lower respiratory tract caused by infected lungs. Length of stay (LOS) in hospital is one of the simplest and most important indicators in hospital activity that is used for different purposes. The aim of this study is to explore the important factors affecting the LOS of patients with pneumonia in hospitals. METHODS: The clinical data set for the study were collected from 387 patients in a specialized hospital in Iran between 2009 and 2015...
July 13, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704550/is-it-appropriate-for-korean-women-to-adopt-the-2009-institute-of-medicine-recommendations-for-gestational-weight-gain
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Jeong Ha Wie, In Yang Park, Jeong Namkung, Hae Won Seo, Min Jin Jeong, Ji Young Kwon
BACKGROUND: The 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines for gestational weight gain (GWG) are intended for use among women in the United States. Little data are available on whether the 2009 IOM recommendations can be applied to Asian women. This study aimed to evaluate whether the recommendations are related to adverse pregnancy outcomes in Korean pregnant women. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted for all singleton-pregnant women at a university hospital in Korea...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689522/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-concurrent-chemoradiation-in-inoperable-oral-carcinoma-in-pakistani-population
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Abdul Rehman, Zafar Allaudin, Hasan Nisar, Irfan Ullah Khan, Ismat Fatima, Amira Shami, Misbah Masood, Abubaker Shahid
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of concurrent chemoradiation in patients with locally advanced inoperable squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity in terms of local control and toxicity. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (INMOL), Lahore, from January 2008 to December 2013. METHODOLOGY: Sixty-nine patients with locally advanced inoperable oral cavity cancer, registered in INMOL hospital from January 2008 to December 2013 who fulfilled a pre-defined eligibility criteria, were enrolled in the study...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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