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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340017/patient-reporting-of-undesirable-events-a-pilot-study-in-china
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Jia Yan, Ke Liu, Lifeng Zhang, Ting Chu, Xuehua Wang
Objective: To identify the frequency of undesirable events reported by patients during hospitalization and explore the relationship between undesirable events and perception of safety and satisfaction with care in China. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: Chinese university hospital. Participants: Adult patients (N = 341) discharged from medical and surgical departments. Interventions: Patients were interviewed post-discharge using a survey instrument to ask whether they had experienced specific undesirable events during hospitalization...
March 10, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339642/meaningful-use-of-health-information-technology-and-declines-in-in-hospital-adverse-drug-events
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Michael F Furukawa, William D Spector, M Rhona Limcangco, William E Encinosa
Objective: Nationwide initiatives have promoted greater adoption of health information technology as a means to reduce adverse drug events (ADEs). Hospital adoption of electronic health records with Meaningful Use (MU) capabilities expected to improve medication safety has grown rapidly. However, evidence that MU capabilities are associated with declines in in-hospital ADEs is lacking. Methods: Data came from the 2010-2013 Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System and the 2008-2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Database...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339427/a-critical-analysis-of-obamacare-affordable-care-or-insurance-for-many-and-coverage-for-few
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Standiford Helm Ii, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), of 2010, or Obamacare, was the most monumental change in US health care policy since the passage of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965. Since its enactment, numerous claims have been made on both sides of the aisle regarding the ACA's success or failure; these views often colored by political persuasion. The ACA had 3 primary goals: increasing the number of the insured, improving the quality of care, and reducing the costs of health care. One point often lost in the discussion is the distinction between affordability and access...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339340/patient-perspectives-on-language-discordance-during-healthcare-visits-findings-from-the-extremely-high-density-multicultural-state-of-qatar
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Huda Abdelrahim, Maha Elnashar, Amal Khidir, Amal Killawi, Maya Hammoud, Abdul Latif Al-Khal, Michael D Fetters
Reducing language and cultural barriers in healthcare are significant factors in resolving health disparities. Qatar's rapidly growing multicultural population presents new challenges to the healthcare system. The purpose of this research was to explore patients' perspectives about language discordance, and the strategies used to overcome language barriers during patients' visits. Participants were recruited and interviewed from four language groups (Arabic = 24, English = 20, Hindi = 20, and Urdu = 20), all of whom were living in Qatar and utilizing Hamad General Hospital-Outpatient Clinics as a source of their healthcare services...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339331/differential-diagnosis-of-a-patient-referred-to-physical-therapy-for-dizziness-a-case-report
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Zachary Rethorn, Susan J Barlow, Emily Gavlick
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common and debilitating condition across the lifespan. Patients with this complaint must be carefully examined to determine the cause of dizziness, rule out the presence of central nervous system dysfunction, and determine the appropriateness of physical therapy intervention. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 90-year-old male was referred to physical therapy six months after the onset of dizziness. A thorough history was taken and examination was performed...
March 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339127/quantitative-ultrasound-texture-analysis-for-differentiating-preterm-from-term-fetal-lungs
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Sleiman R Ghorayeb, Luis A Bracero, Matthew J Blitz, Zara Rahman, Martin L Lesser
OBJECTIVES: To differentiate preterm (<37 weeks' gestation) from term (≥37 weeks' gestation) fetal lungs by using quantitative texture analysis of ultrasound images. METHODS: This study retrospectively evaluated singleton gestations with valid dating at 20 weeks' gestational age (GA) or later between January 2015 and December 2015. Images were obtained from Voluson E8 ultrasound systems (GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI). A region of interest was selected in each fetal lung image at the level of the 4 heart chambers from an area that appeared most representative of the overall lung tissue and had the least shadow...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338551/standardizing-robotic-lobectomy-feasibility-and-safety-in-128-consecutive-lobectomies-within-a-single-healthcare-system
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John F Lazar, Laurence N Spier, Alan R Hartman, Richard S Lazzaro
OBJECTIVE: Single-surgeon cohorts assessing robotically assisted video-assisted thoracic (RA-VATS) lobectomy have reported good outcomes, but there are little data regarding multiple surgeons applying a standard technique in separate hospitals. The purpose of this study was to show how a standardized robotic technique is both safe and reproducible between surgeons and institutions. METHODS: From July 1, 2012, to October 1, 2013, patients undergoing RA-VATS lobectomy for both benign and malignant disease were identified from a prospectively collected database of two thoracic surgeons from different hospitals within the same healthcare system and retrospectively analyzed...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338038/school-based-dental-sealant-programmes-may-be-effective-in-caries-prevention
#8
Tarek Himida, Ucheka Promise
DesignSplit-mouth randomised controlled clinical trial.InterventionSchool-based dental sealant (SBDS) programme. The study population that was selected from 67-year-old pupils of 16 elementary schools in areas of low socioeconomic status within Nice, France. Children with first permanent molar pairs sufficiently erupted for sealing with no caries (ICDAS [International Caries Detection and Assessment System] 0) or initial enamel lesions (ICDAS 1-2) were included. Children were randomised to either the intervention group (light polymerised resin-based sealant with fluoride) or the control group (no treatment)...
March 2017: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337689/managing-chronic-pain-in-primary-care-it-really-does-take-a-village
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Karen Seal, William Becker, Jennifer Tighe, Yongmei Li, Tessa Rife
Some healthcare systems are relieving primary care providers (PCPs) of "the burden" of managing chronic pain and opioid prescribing, instead offloading chronic pain management to pain specialists. Last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a biopsychosocial approach to pain management that discourages opioid use and promotes exercise therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and non-opioid medications as first-line patient-centered, multi-modal treatments best delivered by an interdisciplinary team...
March 23, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337568/hospital-microbial-surface-colonization-revealed-during-monitoring-of-klebsiella-spp-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Pedro Geadas Farias, Fernando Gama, Diogo Reis, Susana Alarico, Nuno Empadinhas, José Carlos Martins, Ana Figueiredo de Almeida, Paula Vasconcelos Morais
Hospital environmental conditions, human occupancy, and the characteristics of the equipment influence the survival of microbial communities and raise a concern with regard to nosocomial infections. The objective of the present work was to use the monitoring of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. and non-tuberculous mycobacteria as a strategy to improve knowledge on microbial colonization of non-critical equipment and surfaces, in a tertiary hospital from Central Portugal. A 3-month microbiological survey was performed in a district teaching hospital...
March 23, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337038/pilot-study-of-methods-for-assessing-unmet-secondary-health-care-need-in-new-zealand
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Philip Bagshaw, Susan Bagshaw, Christopher Frampton, Robin Gauld, Terri Green, Charlotte Harris, Andrew Hornblow, Ben Hudson, Antony Raymont, Ann Richardson, Carl Shaw, Les Toop
AIMS: In this pilot study, the primary aim was to compare four potential methods for undertaking a national survey of unmet secondary healthcare need in New Zealand (one collecting data from GPs, and three from community surveys). The secondary aim was to obtain an estimate of the prevalence of unmet secondary healthcare need, to inform sample size calculations for a national survey. METHODS: An electronic system was set up for GPs in Christchurch (Pegasus PHO) and Auckland (Auckland PHO) to record cases of unmet need as encountered in clinics...
March 24, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336790/prioritizing-functional-capacity-as-a-principal-end-point-for-therapies-oriented-to-older-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Daniel E Forman, Ross Arena, Rebecca Boxer, Mary A Dolansky, Janice J Eng, Jerome L Fleg, Mark Haykowsky, Arshad Jahangir, Leonard A Kaminsky, Dalane W Kitzman, Eldrin F Lewis, Jonathan Myers, Gordon R Reeves, Win-Kuang Shen
Adults are living longer, and cardiovascular disease is endemic in the growing population of older adults who are surviving into old age. Functional capacity is a key metric in this population, both for the perspective it provides on aggregate health and as a vital goal of care. Whereas cardiorespiratory function has long been applied by cardiologists as a measure of function that depended primarily on cardiac physiology, multiple other factors also contribute, usually with increasing bearing as age advances...
March 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336762/automated-detection-of-look-alike-sound-alike-medication-errors
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Christine Rash-Foanio, William Galanter, Michelle Bryson, Suzanne Falck, King Lup Liu, Gordon D Schiff, Allen Vaida, Bruce L Lambert
PURPOSE: The development and evaluation of an algorithm for detecting potential medication errors due to look-alike/sound-alike (LASA) drug names are described. SUMMARY: A computer algorithm that detects potential LASA errors by analyzing medication orders and diagnostic claims data was developed. The algorithm flags a potential error when (1) a medication order is not justified by a diagnosis documented in the patient's record, (2) another medication whose orthographic similarity to the index drug exceeds a specified threshold exists, and (3) the latter drug has an indication that matches an active documented diagnosis...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336760/analysis-of-variations-in-the-display-of-drug-names-in-computerized-prescriber-order-entry-systems
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Arbor J L Quist, Thu-Trang T Hickman, Mary G Amato, Lynn A Volk, Alejandra Salazar, Alexandra Robertson, Adam Wright, David W Bates, Shobha Phansalkar, Bruce L Lambert, Gordon D Schiff
PURPOSE: The variations in how drug names are displayed in computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems were analyzed to determine their contribution to potential medication errors. METHODS: A diverse set of 10 inpatient and outpatient CPOE system vendors and self-developed CPOE systems in 6 U.S. healthcare institutions was evaluated. A team of pharmacists, physicians, patient-safety experts, and informatics experts created a CPOE assessment tool to standardize the assessment of CPOE features across the systems studied...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336249/current-epidemiology-of-revision-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-the-united-states-national-inpatient-sample-2009-to-2013
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Nequesha S Mohamed, Melbin Thomas, Kevin C Bigart, Michael A Mont, Ronald E Delanois
BACKGROUND: Despite the excellent outcomes associated with primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), implant failure and revision continues to burden the healthcare system. THA failure has evolved and displays variability throughout the literature. In order to understand how THAs are failing and how to reduce this burden, it is essential to assess modes of implant failure on a large scale. Thus, we report: (1) etiologies for revision THA; (2) frequencies of revision THA procedures; (3) patient demographics, payor type, and US Census region of revision THA patients; and (4) the length of stay and total costs based on the type of revision THA procedure...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335987/community-health-indicators-associated-with-outcomes-of-pancreatectomy
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Lauren Slakey Pointer, Zaid Al-Qurayshi, David Taylor Pointer, Emad Kandil, Douglas Philip Slakey
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the association of environmental, social and health risk factors in relation to outcomes of pancreatic surgery. METHODS: Patients who underwent pancreatectomy with a 30 day postoperative follow up in Florida, New York and Washington states were identified using the State Inpatient Databases (SID) from 2010 to 2011. This data was merged with community health indicators complied from the County Health Ranking database. Fourteen community health indicators were used to determine higher risk communities...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335823/the-forge-ahead-clinical-readiness-consultation-tool-a-validated-tool-to-assess-clinical-readiness-for-chronic-disease-care-mobilization-in-canada-s-first-nations
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Mariam Naqshbandi Hayward, Selam Mequanint, Jann Paquette-Warren, Ross Bailie, Alexandra Chirila, Roland Dyck, Michael Green, Anthony Hanley, Jordan Tompkins, Stewart Harris
BACKGROUND: Given the astounding rates of diabetes and related complications, and the barriers to providing care present in Indigenous communities in Canada, intervention strategies that take into account contextual factors such as readiness to mobilize are needed to maximize improvements and increase the likelihood of success and sustainment. As part of the national FORGE AHEAD Program, we sought to develop, test and validate a clinical readiness consultation tool aimed at assessing the readiness of clinical teams working on-reserve in First Nations communities to participate in quality improvement (QI) to enhance diabetes care in Canada...
March 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335777/the-reasons-why-pakistan-might-be-at-high-risk-of-crimean-congo-haemorrhagic-fever-epidemic-a-scoping-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Muhammad Atif, Anum Saqib, Raazeyah Ikram, Muhammad Rehan Sarwar, Shane Scahill
Pakistan has faced a number of significant healthcare challenges over the past decade. In 2000, one of these events - a deadly epidemic of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) - struck Pakistan. The people of Pakistan are at a very high risk of acquiring CCHF, due to a number of factors which emerge from a scoping review of the literature. First, the underdeveloped healthcare system of the country is currently not prepared to cope with challenges of this nature. Healthcare professionals and medical institutes are not sufficiently equipped to properly diagnose, manage and prevent CCHF...
March 23, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335648/inflammation-and-pharmacokinetics-potential-implications-for-hiv-infection
#19
Sharon M Seifert, Jose R Castillo-Mancilla, Kristine M Erlandson, Peter L Anderson
The physiological changes accompanying inflammation may alter the pharmacokinetics (PK) of certain medications. Individuals infected with HIV have chronically elevated inflammatory markers despite viral suppression following effective antiretroviral therapy (ART), as well as age-related inflammation. Understanding the potential clinical implications of inflammation on the PK of medications is important for understanding dose-response relationships and necessitates future research. Areas covered: An extensive literature search was carried out using PubMed and associated bibliographies to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding altered PK in response to inflammation and its application to the field of HIV...
March 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335444/hiv-education-and-welfare-services-in-primary-care-an-empirical-model-of-integration-in-brazil-s-unified-health-system
#20
Rahbel Rahman, Rogério M Pinto, Melanie M Wall
Integration of health education and welfare services in primary care systems is a key strategy to solve the multiple determinants of chronic diseases, such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS). However, there is a scarcity of conceptual models from which to build integration strategies. We provide a model based on cross-sectional data from 168 Community Health Agents, 62 nurses, and 32 physicians in two municipalities in Brazil's Unified Health System (UHS)...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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