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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318342/pattern-of-uveitic-hypotony-in-a-tertiary-eye-hospital-in-india
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Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Keerthi Burugupalli, Nitin Kumar Menia, Sudha K Ganesh, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To report pattern of uveitic patients with hypotony in Indian population. METHODS: Retrospective medical record review of 30 eyes of 21 consecutive patients with uveitic hypotony. Patient demographics, ocular findings and systemic association were recorded. RESULTS: Mean age of the patients was 29.5 years (range 7-71 years) and 80.9%(17 patients) were below the age of 40 years. Most common complaint associated with the development of hypotony was diminution of vision (26 eyes; 86...
March 20, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301947/multicenter-study-on-the-safety-of-bariatric-endoscopy
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Eduardo Espinet Coll, Javier Nebreda Durán, Gontrand López-Nava Breviere, Julio Ducóns García, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez, Javier Crespo García, Carlos Marra-López Valenciano
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric endoscopy includes a series of specific techniques focused on the management of obese patients. As a quality criterion, safety as expressed by a minimal incidence of serious complications is required in addition to efficacy. METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective, multicenter review of the experience recorded at seven hospitals included in the Grupo Español de Endoscopia Bariátrica (GETTEMO) in order to document the incidence, cause, and resolution (including legal consequences) of serious complications reported for each bariatric technique, and according to endoscopist expertise...
March 17, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301449/differences-in-health-care-family-and-community-factors-associated-with-mental-behavioral-and-developmental-disorders-among-children-aged-2-8-years-in-rural-and-urban-areas-united-states-2011-2012
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Lara R Robinson, Joseph R Holbrook, Rebecca H Bitsko, Sophie A Hartwig, Jennifer W Kaminski, Reem M Ghandour, Georgina Peacock, Akilah Heggs, Coleen A Boyle
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders (MBDDs) begin in early childhood and often affect lifelong health and well-being. Persons who live in rural areas report more health-related disparities than those in urban areas, including poorer health, more health risk behaviors, and less access to health resources. REPORTING PERIOD: 2011-2012. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) is a cross-sectional, random-digit-dial telephone survey of parents or guardians that collects information on noninstitutionalized children aged <18 years in the United States...
March 17, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300343/medical-student-use-of-digital-learning-resources
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Karen Scott, Anne Morris, Ben Marais
BACKGROUND: University students expect to use technology as part of their studies, yet health professional teachers can struggle with the change in student learning habits fuelled by technology. Our research aimed to document the learning habits of contemporary medical students during a clinical rotation by exploring the use of locally and externally developed digital and print self-directed learning resources, and study groups. METHODS: We investigated the learning habits of final-stage medical students during their clinical paediatric rotation using mixed methods, involving learning analytics and a student questionnaire...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298316/paediatric-infectious-keratitis-a-case-series-of-107-children-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-centre
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Julia Dutra Rossetto, Kara M Cavuoto, Carla J Osigian, Ta Chen Peter Chang, Darlene Miller, Hilda Capo, Oriel Spierer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Corneal ulcers can result in severe visual impairment in children. The recent trends of paediatric microbial ulcerative keratitis in the USA are unknown. The purpose of this study is to report the risk factors, microbiological profile and treatment outcomes of paediatric microbial keratitis in South Florida. METHODS: A university-based tertiary eye care centre retrospective case series between 1992 and 2015. Medical records of 107 paediatric patients (age <18 years) with the diagnosis of microbial ulcerative keratitis were analysed...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297072/operational-failures-detected-by-frontline-acute-care-nurses
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Kathleen R Stevens, Eileen P Engh, Heather Tubbs-Cooley, Deborah Marks Conley, Tammy Cupit, Ellen D'Errico, Pam DiNapoli, Joleen Lynn Fischer, Ruth Freed, Anne Marie Kotzer, Carolyn L Lindgren, Marie Ann Marino, Lisa Mestas, Jessica Perdue, Rebekah Powers, Patricia Radovich, Karen Rice, Linda P Riley, Peri Rosenfeld, Linda Roussel, Nancy A Ryan-Wenger, Linda Searle-Leach, Nicole M Shonka, Vicki L Smith, Laura Sweatt, Mary Townsend-Gervis, Ellen Wathen, Janice S Withycombe
Frontline nurses encounter operational failures (OFs), or breakdowns in system processes, that hinder care, erode quality, and threaten patient safety. Previous research has relied on external observers to identify OFs; nurses have been passive participants in the identification of system failures that impede their ability to deliver safe and effective care. To better understand frontline nurses' direct experiences with OFs in hospitals, we conducted a multi-site study within a national research network to describe the rate and categories of OFs detected by nurses as they provided direct patient care...
March 15, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296055/efficacy-and-safety-of-saxagliptin-compared-with-acarbose-in-chinese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-uncontrolled-on-metformin-monotherapy-results-of-a-phase-iv-open-label-randomized-controlled-study-the-smart-study
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Jin Du, Li Liang, Hui Fang, Fengmei Xu, Wei Li, Liya Shen, Xueying Wang, Chun Xu, Fang Bian, Yiming Mu
AIM: To investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of saxagliptin compared with acarbose in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SMART was a 24-week, multicentre, randomized, parallel-group, open-label Phase IV study conducted at 35 sites in China (24/09/2014-29/09/2015). The primary outcome was change from baseline in HbA1c at Week 24. Secondary efficacy outcomes assessed at Week 24 included the proportion of patients achieving HbA1c<7...
March 14, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295225/the-association-between-sle-and-valvular-heart-disease-an-extensive-data-analysis
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Abdulla Watad, Shmuel Tiosano, Noam Grysman, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Howard Amital
BACKGROUND: Association between anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and valvular heart disease (VHD) is well reported, but relatively few studies have been done to establish the linkage between VHD and SLE itself. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the link between VHD and SLE and to evaluate the association of diverse factors with VHD among these patients in a large-scale population-based study. METHODS: We used the databases of the largest state-mandated health service organization in Israel...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293864/using-probabilistic-record-linkage-of-structured-and-unstructured-data-to-identify-duplicate-cases-in-spontaneous-adverse-event-reporting-systems
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Kory Kreimeyer, David Menschik, Scott Winiecki, Wendy Paul, Faith Barash, Emily Jane Woo, Meghna Alimchandani, Deepa Arya, Craig Zinderman, Richard Forshee, Taxiarchis Botsis
INTRODUCTION: Duplicate case reports in spontaneous adverse event reporting systems pose a challenge for medical reviewers to efficiently perform individual and aggregate safety analyses. Duplicate cases can bias data mining by generating spurious signals of disproportional reporting of product-adverse event pairs. OBJECTIVE: We have developed a probabilistic record linkage algorithm for identifying duplicate cases in the US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS)...
March 14, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291496/public-health-surveillance-via-template-management-in-electronic-health-records-tri-service-workflow-s-rapid-response-to-an-infectious-disease-crisis
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Holly Berkley, Matthew Barnes, David Carnahan, Janet Hayhurst, Archie Bockhorst, James Neville
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of template-based screening for risk of infectious disease exposure of patients presenting to primary care medical facilities during the 2014 West African Ebola virus outbreak. METHODS: The Military Health System implemented an Ebola risk-screening tool in primary care settings in order to create early notifications and early responses to potentially infected persons. Three time-sensitive, evidence-based screening questions were developed and posted to Tri-Service Workflow (TSWF) AHLTA templates in conjunction with appropriate training...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290938/postconcussive-symptoms-ptsd-and-medical-disease-burden-in-treatment-seeking-oef-oif-ond-veterans
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Joah L Williams, Meghan E McDevitt-Murphy, James G Murphy, Ellen M Crouse
INTRODUCTION: The most common psychological and cognitive sequelae associated with deployments to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) are mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). High rates of PTSD are often observed among Veterans with a history of mTBI, and persistent postconcussive symptoms commonly endorsed after mTBI are known to be associated with PTSD. Therefore, this study examined whether PTSD mediates relations between postconcussive symptoms and 2 indices of medical disease burden: 1) the number of disease categories positive for a diagnosis, or system disease burden, and 2) total number of physical diagnoses, or cumulative disease burden...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285065/pharmacist-use-of-the-electronic-medical-record-to-identify-adults-at-risk-for-anaphylaxis-without-epinephrine-for-self-administration
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Autumn Stewart, Katherine Sulkowski
OBJECTIVES: To describe an innovative pharmacist-led approach, with the use of electronic medical record (EMR) data, to identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis in need of epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) for self-administration. SETTING: An urban free health care center for an uninsured indigent adult population in Pittsburgh, PA. PRACTICE INNOVATION: In this pilot service, patients with allergy history fields containing the words "anaphylaxis," "nut," "bee," or "shellfish" were screened for inclusion...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284190/notifiable-condition-reporting-practices-implications-for-public-health-agency-participation-in-a-health-information-exchange
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Debra Revere, Rebecca H Hills, Brian E Dixon, P Joseph Gibson, Shaun J Grannis
BACKGROUND: The future of notifiable condition reporting in the United States is undergoing a transformation with the increasing development of Health Information Exchanges which support electronic data-sharing and -transfer networks and the wider adoption of electronic laboratory reporting. Communicable disease report forms originating in clinics are an important source of surveillance data for public health agencies. However, problems of poor data quality and delayed submission of reports to public health agencies are common...
March 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283711/the-role-of-reconstructive-surgery-in-patients-with-end-stage-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome-is-cystectomy-necessary
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Elaine J Redmond, Hugh D Flood
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial cystitis is a debilitating condition that has a profound effect on quality of life. Although many approaches to treatment have been explored, no consistently effective treatment has been identified. Reconstructive surgery is offered to patients with refractory IC/BPS; however, expert opinion is divided as to whether simultaneous cystectomy is necessary to achieve symptomatic cure. The aim of this study was to report our experience in the surgical management of IC/BPS in a university teaching hospital...
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280506/a-way-to-understand-inpatients-based-on-the-electronic-medical-records-in-the-big-data-environment
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Hongyi Mao, Yang Sun
In recent decades, information technology in healthcare, such as Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, is potential to improve service quality and cost efficiency of the hospital. The continuous use of EMR systems has generated a great amount of data. However, hospitals tend to use these data to report their operational efficiency rather than to understand their patients. Base on a dataset of inpatients' medical records from a Chinese general public hospital, this study applies a configuration analysis from a managerial perspective and explains inpatients management in a different way...
2017: International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280371/evaluation-of-a-sublingual-immunotherapy-solution-in-olive-induced-respiratory-allergy-in-jordan-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Khaled Al-Asad, Sayed Al-Nazer, Anan Al-Faqih, Mohammad Jamil Hashem
BACKGROUND: Olive pollen is an important cause of respiratory allergy in the Middle East. In this study, the clinical characteristics of adults and children with confirmed allergic rhinitis (AR; with or without asthma) in Jordan were described, and the use of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) in a real-life clinical setting was assessed. METHODS: This retrospective observational study evaluated the clinical features of olive-induced allergy and the use of an SLIT solution of standardized extracts toward Ole e 1 given in a pre- and coseasonal scheme with a daily dose of 300 index of reactivity for two consecutive seasons...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279522/home-blood-pressure-telemonitoring-rationale-for-use-required-elements-and-barriers-to-implementation-in-canada
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Peter W Wood, Pierre Boulanger, Raj S Padwal
Contemporary hypertension guidelines strongly endorse the use of home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for hypertension diagnosis and management. However, barriers exist that prevent optimal use of home BP measurements. Patients might not follow the recommended home BP measurement protocol, might not take the required number of readings, and/or might report only selected readings to their providers. Providers might not calculate the mean (used for clinical decision-making) and/or incorporate home BP measurements into the medical record...
January 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279155/acute-dental-infections-managed-in-an-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-program-setting-prospective-analysis-and-public-health-implications
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William J Connors, Heidi H Rabie, Rafael L Figueiredo, Donna L Holton, Michael D Parkins
BACKGROUND: The number of Acute Dental Infections (ADI) presenting for emergency department (ED) care are steadily increasing. Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) programs are increasingly utilized as an alternative cost-effective approach to the management of serious infectious diseases but their role in the management of severe ADI is not established. This study aims to address this knowledge gap through evaluation of ADI referrals to a regional OPAT program in a large Canadian center...
March 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276853/worsening-of-rest-activity-circadian-rhythm-and-quality-of-life-in-female-breast-cancer-patients-along-progression-of-chemotherapy-cycles
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Armiya Sultan, Vivek Choudhary, Arti Parganiha
Chemotherapy and its associated side effects can induce the disruption of circadian rest-activity rhythm and may have negative consequences on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of cancer patients. In the current study, repeated-measures cross-sectional design was implemented to determine the status of circadian rest-activity rhythm and to assess the HRQoL of newly diagnosed female breast cancer patients those were planned to receive six cycles of chemotherapy. Rest activity and HRQoL were assessed in twenty-five patients during chemotherapy cycles 1st (C1), 3rd (C3), and 6th (C6) immediately after they reported to the outdoor ward of the Regional Cancer Center, Pt...
February 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274908/assessing-the-performance-of-a-modified-lace-index-lace-rt-to-predict-unplanned-readmission-after-discharge-in-a-community-teaching-hospital
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Christo El Morr, Liane Ginsburg, Seungree Nam, Susan Woollard
BACKGROUND: The LACE index was designed to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community. However, implementing the LACE tool in real time in a teaching hospital required practical unavoidable modifications. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to validate the implementation of a modified LACE index (LACE-rt) and test its ability to predict readmission risk using data in a hospital setting. METHODS: Data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), and the hospital electronic medical record for one large community hospital in Toronto, Canada, were used in this study...
March 8, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
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