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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036230/predictors-of-adverse-drug-reaction-related-hospitalisation-in-southwest-ethiopia-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Mulugeta Tarekegn Angamo, Colin Michael Curtain, Leanne Chalmers, Daniel Yilma, Luke Bereznicki
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the healthcare system; however, there are no studies reporting on the magnitude and risk factors associated with ADR-related hospitalisation in Ethiopia. OBJECTIVES: To characterise the reaction types and the drugs implicated in admission to Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia, and to identify risk factors associated with ADR-related hospitalisation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034725/polypharmacy-and-risk-of-falls-and-fractures-for-patients-with-hiv-infection-and-substance-dependence
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Theresa W Kim, Alexander Y Walley, Alicia S Ventura, Gregory J Patts, Timothy C Heeren, Gabriel B Lerner, Nicholas Mauricio, Richard Saitz
Although people with HIV infection (PLWH) are at higher risk of polypharmacy and substance use, there is limited knowledge about potential harms associated with polypharmacy such as falls and fractures in this population. The study objective was to determine whether polypharmacy, as measured by the number and type of medication, is associated with falls and fractures among PLWH and DSM-IV substance dependence in the past year or ever injection drug use (IDU). We identified the number of medications by electronic medical record review in the following categories: (i) systemically active, (ii) non-antiretroviral (non-ARV), (iii) sedating, (iv) non-sedating as well as any opioid medication and any non-opioid sedating medication...
October 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034685/improving-performance-on-preventive-health-quality-measures-using-clinical-decision-support-to-capture-care-done-elsewhere-and-patient-exceptions
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Michael E Bowen, Deepa Bhat, Jason Fish, Brett Moran, Temple Howell-Stampley, Lynne Kirk, Stephen D Persell, Ethan A Halm
Preventive services required for performance measurement often are completed in outside health systems and not captured in electronic medical records (EMRs). A before-after study was conducted to examine the ability of clinical decision support (CDS) to improve performance on preventive quality measures, capture clinician-reported services completed elsewhere, and patient/medical exceptions and to describe their impact on quality measurement. CDS improved performance on colorectal cancer screening, osteoporosis screening, and pneumococcal vaccination measures ( P < ...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033050/temporal-trends-in-the-incidence-prevalence-and-survival-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-from-2004-to-2016
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Brent A Williams, Ashley M Honushefsky, Peter B Berger
A growing epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been predicted, although no data on the AF burden has been reported for the United States since 2010. The objectives of this study were to (1) describe trends in AF incidence, prevalence, and postdiagnosis survival from 2004 to 2016 within a large health-care system and (2) extrapolate observed prevalence rates to the entire US population to estimate the national AF burden. This retrospective cohort study incorporates the patients and electronic medical record of the Geisinger Health System, an integrated health-care delivery system serving central and northeast Pennsylvania...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031192/growth-and-endocrine-function-in-children-with-dravet-syndrome
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Krista Eschbach, Sharon Scarbro, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, Victoria Allen, Stephanie Hsu, Kelly Knupp
PURPOSE: Dravet syndrome is an intractable childhood epilepsy syndrome most often associated with an SCN1A mutation. In our clinical practice, several patients with Dravet syndrome were noted to have short stature and endocrine dysfunction. This has not been reported in the literature. Our study aim was to describe growth measurements and endocrine abnormalities in children with Dravet syndrome. METHOD: A retrospective chart review was performed at a single institution...
September 29, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029689/implementation-of-a-cloud-based-electronic-medical-record-exchange-system-in-compliance-with-the-integrating-healthcare-enterprise-s-cross-enterprise-document-sharing-integration-profile
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Chien Hua Wu, Ruey Kei Chiu, Hong Mo Yeh, Da Wei Wang
In 2011, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan established the National Electronic Medical Record Exchange Center (EEC) to permit the sharing of medical resources among hospitals. This system can presently exchange electronic medical records (EMRs) among hospitals, in the form of medical imaging reports, laboratory test reports, discharge summaries, outpatient records, and outpatient medication records. Hospitals can send or retrieve EMRs over the virtual private network by connecting to the EEC through a gateway...
November 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025835/the-climb-complex-lipids-in-mothers-and-babies-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-three-group-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-effect-of-supplementation-of-complex-lipids-in-pregnancy-on-maternal-ganglioside-status-and-subsequent-cognitive
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Shuai Huang, Ting-Ting Mo, Tom Norris, Si Sun, Ting Zhang, Ting-Li Han, Angela Rowan, Yin-Yin Xia, Hua Zhang, Hong-Bo Qi, Philip N Baker
INTRODUCTION: Complex lipids are important constituents of the central nervous system. Studies have shown that supplementation with complex milk lipids (CML) in pregnancy may increase the level of fetal gangliosides (GA), with the potential to improve cognitive outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We aim to recruit approximately 1500 pregnant women in the first trimester (11-14 weeks) and randomise them into one of the three treatment groups: standard maternal milk formulation, CML-enhanced maternal milk formulation or no maternal milk intervention with standard pregnancy advice (ie, the standard care)...
October 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025696/usability-test-of-exercise-games-designed-for-rehabilitation-of-elderly-patients-after-hip-replacement-surgery-pilot-study
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Yun Ling, Louis P Ter Meer, Zerrin Yumak, Remco C Veltkamp
BACKGROUND: Patients who receive rehabilitation after hip replacement surgery are shown to have increased muscle strength and better functional performance. However, traditional physiotherapy is often tedious and leads to poor adherence. Exercise games, provide ways for increasing the engagement of elderly patients and increase the uptake of rehabilitation exercises. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate Fietsgame (Dutch for cycling game), which translates existing rehabilitation exercises into fun exercise games...
October 12, 2017: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023306/medical-error-avoidance-in-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-the-communication-imperative
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Stan Skinner, Robert Holdefer, John J McAuliffe, Francesco Sala
Error avoidance in medicine follows similar rules that apply within the design and operation of other complex systems. The error-reduction concepts that best fit the conduct of testing during intraoperative neuromonitoring are forgiving design (reversibility of signal loss to avoid/prevent injury) and system redundancy (reduction of false reports by the multiplication of the error rate of tests independently assessing the same structure). However, error reduction in intraoperative neuromonitoring is complicated by the dichotomous roles (and biases) of the neurophysiologist (test recording and interpretation) and surgeon (intervention)...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023305/insights-into-the-therapeutic-effect-of-responsive-neurostimulation-assessed-with-scalp-eeg-recording-a-case-report
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Maria Jose Bruzzone, Naoum Issa, Sandra Rose, Peter Warnke, Vernon L Towle, James X Tao, Shasha Wu
The responsive neurostimulation system (RNS) is the first closed-loop neurostimulator approved as an adjunctive treatment for adults with medically refractory focal epilepsy from no more than two seizure foci. In addition to its therapeutic effect, it provides chronic intracranial EEG recordings, with limited storage capacity. Long-term monitoring with scalp EEG recordings can provide additional information regarding seizure patterns, the efficacy of RNS stimulation in aborting individual seizures, and the net effect of RNS on seizure control...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021439/relationship-between-bath-related-deaths-and-low-air-temperature
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Masaru Suzuki, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shingo Hori
Objective Bath-related sudden cardiac arrests occur frequently in Japan. Although previous studies have reported that most fatal events occurr in winter, the reason why such events exhibit a seasonal variation has not been elucidated. In this study, we hypothesized that the occurrence of bath-related deaths was correlated with a low air temperature. Method This prospective cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the Tokyo Metropolitan area between October 2012 and March 2013. Data were collected for all cases involving the activation of the emergency medical system because of an accident or acute illness related to bathing that occurred in Tokyo during the study period...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021378/outcomes-of-a-specialized-interdisciplinary-approach-for-patients-with-cancer-with-aberrant-opioid-related-behavior
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Joseph Arthur, Tonya Edwards, Suresh Reddy, Kristy Nguyen, David Hui, Sriram Yennu, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: Data on the development and outcomes of effective interventions to address aberrant opioid-related behavior (AB) in patients with cancer are lacking. Our outpatient supportive care clinic developed and implemented a specialized interdisciplinary team approach to manage patients with AB. The purpose of this study was to report clinical outcomes of this novel intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of 30 consecutive patients with evidence of AB who received the intervention and a random control group of 70 patients without evidence of AB between January 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016, were reviewed...
October 11, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020486/ocular-manifestations-and-visual-outcomes-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-uveitis-in-a-thai-population
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Kessara Pathanapitoon, Paradee Kunavisarut, Fa-Arun Saravuttikul, Aniki Rothova
PURPOSE: To report on ocular manifestations and visual outcomes of Thai patients with Behçet's Uveitis (BU). METHODS: We reviewed medical records of 50 BU patients (31 males and 19 females). Ocular manifestations, treatment modalities, complications, and visual outcomes were registered. RESULTS: Ocular involvement was bilateral in 76% of patients, resulting in 89 affected eyes. Panuveitis and posterior uveitis were the most common types. Retinal vasculitis was noted in majority of affected eyes and specifically arteritis was noticed in 32/57(56%)...
October 11, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020356/a-common-missense-variant-of-lilrb5-is-associated-with-statin-intolerance-and-myalgia
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Moneeza K Siddiqui, Cyrielle Maroteau, Abirami Veluchamy, Aleksi Tornio, Roger Tavendale, Fiona Carr, Ngu-Uma Abelega, Dan Carr, Katyrzyna Bloch, Par Hallberg, Qun-Ying Yue, Ewan R Pearson, Helen M Colhoun, Andrew D Morris, Eleanor Dow, Jacob George, Munir Pirmohamed, Paul M Ridker, Alex S F Doney, Ana Alfirevic, Mia Wadelius, Anke-Hilse Maitland-van der Zee, Daniel I Chasman, Colin N A Palmer
Aims: A genetic variant in LILRB5 (leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor subfamily-B) (rs12975366: T > C: Asp247Gly) has been reported to be associated with lower creatine phosphokinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels. Both biomarkers are released from injured muscle tissue, making this variant a potential candidate for susceptibility to muscle-related symptoms. We examined the association of this variant with statin intolerance ascertained from electronic medical records in the GoDARTS study...
August 29, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020324/mumps-outbreak-in-a-highly-vaccinated-university-affiliated-setting-before-and-after-a-measles-mumps-rubella-mmr-vaccination-campaign-iowa-july-2015-may-2016
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Minesh Shah, Patricia Quinlisk, Andrew Weigel, Jacob Riley, Lisa James, James Patterson, Carole Hickman, Paul A Rota, Rebekah Schicker, Nakia Clemmons, Nicholas Kalas, Cristina Cardemil
Background: In response to a mumps outbreak at the University of Iowa and surrounding community, university, state, and local health officials implemented a vaccination campaign targeting students <25 years of age with an additional dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Over 4,700 vaccine campaign doses were administered; 97% were documented third doses. We describe the epidemiology of the outbreak before and after the campaign, focusing on cases in university students. Methods: Mumps cases were identified from reportable disease databases and university health system records...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016598/quantifying-underreporting-of-law-enforcement-related-deaths-in-united-states-vital-statistics-and-news-media-based-data-sources-a-capture-recapture-analysis
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Justin M Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A Coull, Nancy Krieger
BACKGROUND: Prior research suggests that United States governmental sources documenting the number of law-enforcement-related deaths (i.e., fatalities due to injuries inflicted by law enforcement officers) undercount these incidents. The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), administered by the federal government and based on state death certificate data, identifies such deaths by assigning them diagnostic codes corresponding to "legal intervention" in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision (ICD-10)...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016432/is-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-relevant-to-pulmonary-complications-and-mortality-in-multiply-injured-children
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Waleed Al-Mahdi, Mazen M Ibrahim, David A Spiegel, Alexandre Arkader, Michael Nance, Keith Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a well-recognized phenomenon in adult trauma populations. The "initial hit" of the traumatic event is often coupled with a systemic immune response characterized by changes in vital signs and laboratory indicators. A "second hit" from surgery during this time frame often results in acute lung injury, along with deterioration of the patient's clinical condition. We hypothesized that children and adolescents would experience SIRS physiology, but would not experience adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or "second hit" related death to the extent seen in the adult populations...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016373/cancer-yield-of-incidental-breast-lesions-detected-on-chest-computed-tomography
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Terrance T Healey, Saurabh Agarwal, Ronak Patel, Lisa Ratanaprasatporn, Linda Ratanaprasatporn, Ana P Lourenco
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the cancer yield for abnormal breast findings initially identified on chest computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study retrospectively reviewed reports of 41,217 consecutive chest CT examinations done from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2011, to identify those with breast findings noted in the impression of the report...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992770/influence-of-demographic-and-utilization-of-physical-therapy-interventions-on-clinical-outcomes-and-revision-rates-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Caitlin J Miller, Jesse C Christensen, Ryan D Burns
Study Design Retrospective cohort from Intermountain Healthcare system Jan 2007-Dec 2014. Background Recent evolutions in healthcare delivery are putting physical therapists in the forefront to be more responsible for providing high-quality rehabilitation care within a more cost-effective manner. Studies investigating the association between physical therapy (PT) visit utilization and outcomes in vulnerable patient populations following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) may provide useful insights...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988997/offering-smoking-treatment-to-primary-care-patients-in-two-wisconsin-healthcare-systems-who-chooses-smoking-reduction-versus-cessation
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Angela Petersen, Robin Mermelstein, Kristin M Berg, Timothy B Baker, Stevens S Smith, Doug Jorenby, Megan E Piper, Tanya R Schlam, Jessica W Cook
Smokers unwilling to make a quit attempt can still benefit from smoking intervention. However, it is unclear what proportion of smokers will enter such a Motivation phase intervention, and whether such an intervention attracts different types of smokers than does abstinence oriented treatment. We conducted a study from June 2010 to October 2013 based on a chronic care model of tobacco treatment among study eligible primary care patients (N=1579; 58% women, 89% White) presenting for regular health care visits in southern Wisconsin, U...
October 6, 2017: Preventive Medicine
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