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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925320/single-blinded-prospective-implementation-of-a-preoperative-imaging-checklist-for-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Marc Error, Shaelene Ashby, Richard R Orlandi, Jeremiah A Alt
Objective To determine if the introduction of a systematic preoperative sinus computed tomography (CT) checklist improves identification of critical anatomic variations in sinus anatomy among patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery. Study Design Single-blinded prospective cohort study. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Otolaryngology residents were asked to identify critical surgical sinus anatomy on preoperative CT scans before and after introduction of a systematic approach to reviewing sinus CT scans...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922270/decision-making-in-pediatric-transport-team-dispatch-using-script-concordance-testing
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Prakadeshwari Rajapreyar, Karen Marcdante, Liyun Zhang, Pippa Simpson, Michael T Meyer
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to compare decision-making in dispatching pediatric transport teams by Medical Directors of pediatric transport teams (serving as experts) to that of Pediatric Intensivists and Critical Care fellows who often serve as Medical Control physicians. Understanding decision-making around team composition and dispatch could impact clinical management, cost effectiveness, and educational needs. DESIGN: Survey was developed using Script Concordance Testing guidelines...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916581/optimising-impact-and-sustainability-a-qualitative-process-evaluation-of-a-complex-intervention-targeted-at-compassionate-care
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Jackie Bridges, Carl May, Alison Fuller, Peter Griffiths, Wendy Wigley, Lisa Gould, Hannah Barker, Paula Libberton
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns about the degree of compassion in contemporary healthcare, there is a dearth of evidence for health service managers about how to promote compassionate healthcare. This paper reports on the implementation of the Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) intervention by four hospital ward nursing teams. CLECC is a workplace educational intervention focused on developing sustainable leadership and work-team practices designed to support team relational capacity and compassionate care delivery...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912950/quality-improvement-regarding-handoff
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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912829/mental-health-leadership-and-patient-access-to-care-a-public-private-initiative-in-south-africa
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Christopher Paul Szabo, Jennifer Fine, Pat Mayers, Shan Naidoo, Tuviah Zabow
BACKGROUND: Mental health leadership is a critical component of patient access to care. More specifically, the ability of mental health professionals to articulate the needs of patients, formulate strategies and engage meaningfully at the appropriate level in pursuit of resources. This is not a skill set routinely taught to mental health professionals. METHODS: A public-private mental health leadership initiative, emanating from a patient access to care programme, was developed with the aim of building leadership capacity within the South African public mental health sector...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911324/leadership-and-governance-of-community-health-worker-programmes-at-scale-a-cross-case-analysis-of-provincial-implementation-in-south-africa
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Helen Schneider, Nonhlanhla Nxumalo
BACKGROUND: National community health worker (CHW) programmes are returning to favour as an integral part of primary health care systems, often on the back of pre-existing community based initiatives. There are significant challenges to the integration and support of such programmes, and they require coordination and stewardship at all levels of the health system. This paper explores the leadership and governance tasks of large-scale CHW programmes at sub-national level, through the case of national reforms to South Africa's community based sector, referred to as the Ward Based Outreach Team (WBOT) strategy...
September 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905422/the-role-of-primary-care-for-the-oral-health-of-rural-and-urban-older-adults
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Julia T Caldwell, Haena Lee, Kathleen A Cagney
CONTEXT: Rural populations often have restricted access to dental care and poor oral health. These problems may disproportionately affect older blacks in rural areas. Little is known about how access to primary health care may improve the oral health of rural seniors. PURPOSE: This study examines whether the relationship between having a usual source of health care and oral health varies for white and black older adults in rural and urban areas in the United States...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905234/endoscopic-treatment-of-middle-fossa-arachnoid-cysts
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Waleed A Azab, Mohamed Almanabri, Waleed Yosef
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic treatment of middle fossa arachnoid cysts is an alternative option to microsurgical fenestration and shunting procedures. The procedure is minimally invasive and obviates the morbidity of craniotomy and shunting. METHODS: Operative charts and videos of patients undergoing endoscopic fenestration of middle fossa arachnoid cysts were retrieved from the senior author's database of endoscopic procedures and reviewed. Description of the surgical techniques was then formulated...
September 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904897/peyronie-s-graft-surgery-tips-and-tricks-from-the-masters-in-andrologic-surgery
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Georgios Hatzichristodoulou, Peter Tsambarlis, Hubert Kübler, Laurence A Levine
BACKGROUND: Grafting techniques in the surgical management of Peyronie's disease (PD) are challenging, especially in inexperienced hands. In order to improve surgical outcomes the urologist should follow a standard surgical approach, preferably of an established and reliable grafting technique. The aim of this study is to provide tips and tricks for graft surgery for PD. METHODS: This report offers a step-by-step tutorial for grafting techniques in PD, especially for the Sealing technique and the partial plaque excision and grafting (PEG) procedure...
August 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904793/relationship-between-engagement-and-level-of-functional-status-in-older-adults
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Thomas A Dombrowsky
Functional status is an important component of quality of life for older adults and for their caregivers. Factors associated with level of functional status include age, comorbidity, cognitive status, depression, social support, and activity. Of the types of activity linked with functional status, the strongest evidence is for physical exercise, with weaker evidence for social and productive activity. Engagement is a construct including motivation, commitment, and participation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether or not engagement is associated with level of functional status after controlling for age, comorbidity, and depression among older adults...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898966/employment-characteristics-of-a-complex-adult-congenital-heart-disease-cohort
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L Pickup, T Gaffey, P Clift, S Bowater, S Thorne, L Hudsmith
Background: Due to advances in surgical techniques and subsequent management, there have been remarkable improvements in the survival of patients with congenital heart disease. In particular, larger numbers of patients with complex disease are now living into adulthood and are entering the workforce. Aims: To establish the types of employment complex adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients are engaged in, based on the largest cohort of patients with a single-ventricle circulation in the UK...
August 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894913/european-otorhinolaryngology-training-programs-results-of-a-european-survey-about-training-satisfaction-work-environment-and-conditions-in-six-countries
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N Oker, Naif H Alotaibi, A C Reichelt, P Herman, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, Andreas E Albers
ORL-students and residents have an ongoing debate about the "best" programme in Europe. Aim of this study was to comparatively assess differences among programmes in training, satisfaction, quality of life (QoL) of residents and recent otorhinolaryngologist (ORL) specialists in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Belgium. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire, structured in ten sections including general information, provided guidance, working environment, training structure, teaching of medical students, publication work, QoL, and satisfaction with training, were emailed to residents and recent ORL specialists...
September 11, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892019/study-of-the-relevance-of-the-quality-of-care-operating-efficiency-and-inefficient-quality-competition-of-senior-care-facilities
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Jwu-Rong Lin, Ching-Yu Chen, Tso-Kwei Peng
The purpose of this research is to examine the relation between operating efficiency and the quality of care of senior care facilities. We designed a data envelopment analysis, combining epsilon-based measure and metafrontier efficiency analyses to estimate the operating efficiency for senior care facilities, followed by an iterative seemingly unrelated regression to evaluate the relation between the quality of care and operating efficiency. In the empirical studies, Taiwan census data was utilized and findings include the following: Despite the greater operating scale of the general type of senior care facilities, their average metafrontier technical efficiency is inferior to that of nursing homes...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891171/innovation-in-health-service-management-adoption-of-project-management-offices-to-support-major-health-care-transformation
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Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, Monique Aubry, Guylaine Cyr, Marie-Claire Richer, Jean-François Fortin-Verreault, Claude Fortin, Caroline Marchionni
AIM: To explore the characteristics that influence project management offices acceptance and adoption in healthcare sector. BACKGROUND: The creation of project management offices has been suggested as a promising avenue to promote successful organisational change and facilitate evidence-based practice. However, little is known about the characteristics that promote their initial adoption and acceptance in health care sector. This knowledge is important in the context where many organisations are considering implementing project management offices with nurse managers as leaders...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885946/the-association-between-service-members-participation-in-humanitarian-aid-and-disaster-relief-and-mental-health-symptoms-and-treatments
#15
Yeong Kim, Nilam Patel, Glen Diehl, Patrick Richard
INTRODUCTION: There is a scarcity of research establishing a relationship between mental illness and the U.S. military service members who participate in the field of military humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR). One of the few studies in this area showed that participation in military HA/DR was not associated with depressive symptoms, however, the study was limited by sample size. This study examined (1) the relationship between participation in military HA/DR and mental health symptoms and military stress and (2) the relationship between HA/DR and mental health treatment and therapy...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885411/improvement-in-outcomes-of-major-obstetric-hemorrhage-through-systematic-change
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Daniel W Skupski, David Brady, Isaac P Lowenwirt, Jason Sample, Stephanie N Lin, Rahul Lohana, Gary S Eglinton
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes over 14 years of sustained systematic institutional focus on the care of women with major obstetric hemorrhage, defined as estimated blood loss greater than 1,500 mL. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women with major obstetric hemorrhage at our hospital from 2000 to 2014 compares baseline conditions (age, multiparity, prior cesarean delivery, morbidly adherent placenta), morbidity (lowest mean temperature, lowest mean pH, coagulopathy, hysterectomy), and mortality among three time periods (period 1=January 2000 to December 2001, period 2=January 2002 to August 2005, period 3=September 2005 to December 2014)...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884829/preventive-dental-care-among-medicaid-enrolled-senior-adults-from-community-to-nursing-facility-residence
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Mary C Kelly, Daniel J Caplan, Mercedes Bern-Klug, Howard J Cowen, Marsha A Cunningham-Ford, Leonardo Marchini, Elizabeth T Momany
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine whether the utilization rate of preventive oral health care services while senior adults were community-dwelling differed from the rate after those same senior adults were admitted to nursing facilities. A secondary objective was to evaluate other significant predictors of receipt of preventive oral health procedures after nursing facility entry. METHODS: Iowa Medicaid claims from 2007-2014 were accessed for adults who were 68+ years upon entry to a nursing facility and continuously enrolled in Medicaid for at least three years before and at least two years after admission (n = 874)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883187/requirements-analysis-for-a-clinical-decision-support-system-aiming-at-improving-the-artificial-nutrition-of-critically-ill-patients
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Christina Schüttler, Marc Hinderer, Stefan Kraus, Anne-Katharina Lang, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Ixchel Castellanos
BACKGROUND: Nutrition support is an important aspect regarding the care of critically ill patients. Malnutrition affects the recovery process negatively. However, the impact on the clinical outcome is often underestimated in complex clinical settings due to several factors hindering optimization of nutrition. OBJECTIVE: To identify the requirements for a clinical decision support system that enables the medical staff to improve its patients' nutritional status. METHODS: A literature review and interviews with two senior physicians were conducted to refine the requirements for the support system as well as to determine the inclusion criteria for a subsequent intervention study...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882908/what-are-the-key-contextual-factors-when-preparing-for-successful-implementation-of-assistive-living-technology-in-primary-elderly-care-a-case-study-from-norway
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Martha Therese Gjestsen, Siri Wiig, Ingelin Testad
OBJECTIVE: To identify contextual factors at different organisational levels to guide the implementation of an assistive living technology intervention in Norwegian primary home care. DESIGN: A single embedded case study design was carried out in an urban municipality in Western Norway to get an overview of key contextual factors from the municipality's perspective. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: The data collection was based on a triangulation of methods involving document analysis, semi-structured individual interviews and focus group interviews to get a broad insight when preparing for an intervention...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882139/the-influence-of-institutional-discourses-on-the-work-of-informal-carers-an-institutional-ethnography-from-the-perspective-of-informal-carers
#20
Guro Wisth Øydgard
BACKGROUND: The growing numbers of seniors worldwide and the need for support and services that follow from a higher standard of living have led to an increased focus on scarce benefits and limited human resources. At the same time, many western countries have had to make welfare cuts to balance budgets. This has brought the contributions of informal carers to the fore. Thus far, the focus has generally been on the need for the informal carers to receive information and support; to enable them to contribute...
September 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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