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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668303/ca-2-activated-cl-current-is-antiarrhythmic-by-reducing-both-spatial-and-temporal-heterogeneity-of-cardiac-repolarization
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Bence Hegyi, Balázs Horváth, Krisztina Váczi, Mónika Gönczi, Kornél Kistamás, Ferenc Ruzsnavszky, Roland Veress, Leighton T Izu, Ye Chen-Izu, Tamás Bányász, János Magyar, László Csernoch, Péter P Nánási, Norbert Szentandrássy
The role of Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) current (ICl(Ca)) in cardiac arrhythmias is still controversial. It can generate delayed afterdepolarizations in Ca(2+)-overloaded cells while in other studies incidence of early afterdepolarization (EAD) was reduced by ICl(Ca). Therefore our goal was to examine the role of ICl(Ca) in spatial and temporal heterogeneity of cardiac repolarization and EAD formation. Experiments were performed on isolated canine cardiomyocytes originating from various regions of the left ventricle; subepicardial, midmyocardial and subendocardial cells, as well as apical and basal cells of the midmyocardium...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625262/-predictive-value-of-sofa-score-combined-agi-grading-system-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-analysis-with-91-patients
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Lingling Wang, Rui Chen, Zexun Mo, Jiahui Dong, Zhaokun Sun, Fei Xiao, Shaoting Hu, Richeng Xiong, Jie Sun, Zhou Yu, Zhenhui Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score combined the acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grading system in critical elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. Elderly patients with sepsis aged > 60 years admitted to medical intensive care unit (MICU) of General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command from March 2014 to December 2015 and experiencing critical care over 48 hours were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601627/effects-of-small-dose-dexmedetomidine-on-hyperdynamic-responses-to-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Xiang Li, Fang Tan, Chao-Jun Jian, Na Guo, Zhi-Yong Zhong, Zi-Qing Hei, Shao-Li Zhou
BACKGROUND: Acute hemodynamic responses to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may increase the risk of cardiovascular complications in vulnerable patients. The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of small-dose dexmedetomidine on hyperdynamic responses to ECT. METHODS: Seventy-eight patients were enrolled and randomly allocated to receive either 0.2 μg/kg dexmedetomidine (Dex group, n = 39) or saline (Control group, n = 39) prior to ECT. Heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were recorded immediately after the administration of dexmedetomidine (T1), and 0, 1, 3, 5 and 10 min after the electrical stimuli ended (T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592335/disaster-management-structure-of-universities-case-study-of-the-central-campus-of-the-university-of-tehran
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Babak Omidvar, Kayvan Karimloo, Sadegh Tavakoli Sani, Hassan Darabi
OBJECTIVE: Research on the disaster management plans of renowned universities worldwide shows that such plans are generally compiled in 3 categories: structural, nonstructural, and organizational sections. The importance of earthquakes in Tehran and the high vulnerability of the University of Tehran to earthquakes encouraged us to challenge the university's plans concerning disaster management. METHODS: An initial attempt was made to analyze the disaster management of 23 renowned universities worldwide and their structure compared with the present organizational structure of the University of Tehran...
June 8, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583418/policies-for-managing-emergency-medical-services-in-mass-casualty-incidents
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B Adini, M Bodas, H Nilsson, K Peleg
INTRODUCTION: Diverse decision-making is needed in managing mass casualty incidents (MCIs), by emergency medical services (EMS). The aim of the study was to review consensus among international experts concerning policies of EMS management during MCIs. METHODS: Applicability of 21 EMS policies was tested through a 2-cycle modified e-Delphi process, in which 38 multi-disciplinary experts from 10 countries participated. Threshold for approving proposed solutions was defined as consensus of >80%...
May 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573815/tape-lift-sampling-of-chemical-threat-agents
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Krista Brady, Becky Stilley, Maria Olds, Terry O'Neill, James Egan, Evan Durnal
Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) materials were evaluated as surface samplers for the Department of Homeland Security Chemical Forensics Program. The program helps evidence collectors identify trace chemical residues at incident scenes. COTS items are widely available, produced in large lots, and with strict controls. Chemical attribution signatures were collected from common surfaces. Eight tape lift candidates were considered, five were chosen based on performance and tested for analytical interferences and extraction efficiencies with 14 chemicals...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551058/-anesthesia-recovery-comparison-between-remifentanil-propofol-and-remifentanil-desflurane-guided-by-bispectral-index-%C3%A2-monitoring
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Raphael Grossi Rocha, Eduardo Giarola Almeida, Lara Moreira Mendes Carneiro, Natália Farias de Almeida, Walkíria Wingester Vilas Boas, Renato Santiago Gomez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a strong demand for fast and predictable anesthesia recovery with few side effects. Choice of the hypnotic agent could impact on that. This study investigated the differences between recoveries after remifentanil-propofol and remifentanil-desflurane anesthesias guided by bispectral index (BIS(®)). METHODS: Forty patients were randomly assigned into 2 groups according to the anesthesia technique applied: remifentanil-propofol (REM-PRO) and remifentanil-desflurane (REM-DES)...
May 25, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539297/-efficacy-of-two-bariatric-surgeries-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-a-body-mass-index-of-25-27-5
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Hao Yu, Xiao-Jiang Dai, Hong-Bing Zhang, Yong-Tao Huang, Dong-Zhi Ran, Yuan Yang, Song-Hua Zeng, Zhi-Gao Song, Liang-Ping Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic duodenal-jejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADJB-SG) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and a low body mass index (BMI) of 25-27.5. METHODS: Thirty-one type 2 diabetic patients with a BMI of 25-27.5 underwent bariatric surgeries in the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command between August, 2013 and August, 2015. The patients receiving LRYGB (17 cases) and SADJB-SG (14 cases) were compared for physical indexes, glucose metabolism and of pancreatic islet function at 1 year after the surgeries...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498221/optimizing-marathon-race-safety-using-an-incident-command-post-strategy
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Katherine V Yao, Christopher Troyanos, Pierre D'Hemecourt, William O Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465695/benefits-barriers-and-limitations-on-the-use-of-hospital-incident-command-system
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REVIEW
Shahin Shooshtari, Shahram Tofighi, Shirin Abbasi
Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) has been established with the mission of prevention, response, and recovery in hazards. Regarding the key role of hospitals in medical management of events, the present study is aimed at investigating benefits, barriers, and limitations of applying HICS in hospital. Employing a review study, articles related to the aforementioned subject published from 1995 to 2016 were extracted from accredited websites and databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, Elsevier, and SID by searching keywords such as HICS, benefits, barriers, and limitations...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406884/use-of-video-directly-observed-therapy-for-treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-johnson-county-kansas-2015
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Elizabeth Lawlor Holzschuh, Stacie Province, Krystle Johnson, Caitlin Walls, Cathy Shemwell, Gary Martin, Amy Showalter, Jennifer Dunlay, Andrew Conyers, Phil Griffin, Nancy Tausz
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is spread from person to person through the air. TB can be spread in congregate settings, such as school environments, to varying degrees, based on factors including duration of contact and air ventilation (1); therefore, evaluating potential contacts and exposures can be challenging. In February 2015, a student at a Kansas high school received a diagnosis of active pulmonary TB disease. Screening of 385 (91%) school contacts, four (100%) household contacts, and 19 (90%) social contacts resulted in the identification of 50 persons with latent TB infection...
April 14, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390222/recovery-of-deceased-scuba-divers-from-within-flooded-subterranean-caves
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Peter Buzzacott, Craig Nelson, Ken Hill, Lamar Hires
Each year in the US three divers, on average, perish inside flooded caves and their remains require recovery. Recovery is a hazardous undertaking often performed by members of the International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery (IUCRR) team, in collaboration with local law enforcement and medical examiners/coroners. Since forming in 1999 the IUCRR have established standard recovery procedures for cave diving fatalities. This article reviews each stage of the recovery; the call out, arrival on site, the search, recording/preserving the evidence, the recovery, the handover and post-recovery record-keeping...
March 27, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384904/indian-soldiers-need-eye-protection
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REVIEW
Kirti Nath Jha
Combat-related eye injuries entail enormous financial, social and psychological cost. Military Combat Eye Protection (MCEP) decreases both the incidence and severity of eye injuries. Experts have recognised the need for MCEP for Indian soldiers. We aim to review the combat-related eye injuries and combat eye protection among the Indian soldiers. Global practices of MCEP are also reviewed. We also aim to offer our recommendations for Indian soldiers. We carried out Medline search for combat-related eye injuries and MCEP and separately searched for eye injuries among Indian soldiers during war and other operations...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372856/fly-rounds-validation-and-pilot-of-a-novel-epidemiologic-tool-to-guide-infection-control-response-to-an-infestation-of-sarcophagidae-flies-in-a-community-hospital-s-perioperative-department
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Jonathan M Schouest, Leah Heinrich, Barbara Nicholas, Frederick Drach
During an outbreak of Sarcophagidae, or flesh flies, in a community hospital's perioperative department, the infection prevention and control (IPC) department developed, validated, and piloted a novel epidemiologic tool to track hourly fly prevalence by room. Interrater reliability of the tool was measured as 0.88 and hourly point prevalence counts were superimposed on floor plans to create heat maps. Such surveillance tools allowed more timely decision making in conjunction with the operations of the hospital incident command system...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358520/update-heat-illness-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-2016
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In 2016, there were 2,536 incident diagnoses of heat illness among active component service members (incidence rate: 1.96 cases per 1,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The overall crude incidence rates of heat stroke and "other heat illness" were 0.31 and 1.65 per 1,000 p-yrs, respectively. In 2016, subgroup-specific incidence rates of heat stroke were highest among males and service members aged 19 years or younger, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Marine Corps and Army members, recruit trainees, and those in combat-specific and "other" occupations...
March 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263273/hospital-administration-and-nursing-leadership-in-disasters-an-exploratory-study-using-concept-mapping
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Tener Goodwin Veenema, Katherine Deruggiero, Sarah Losinski, Daniel Barnett
Strong leadership is critical in disaster situations when "patient surge" challenges a hospital's capacity to respond and normally acceptable patterns of care are disrupted. Activation of the emergency operations plan triggers an incident command system structure for leadership decision making. Yet, implementation of the emergency operations plan and incident command system protocols is ultimately subject to nursing and hospital leadership at the service- and unit level. The results of these service-/unit-based leadership decisions have the potential to directly impact staff and patient safety, quality of care, and ultimately, patient outcomes...
April 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183347/application-of-incident-command-structure-to-clinical-trial-management-in-the-academic-setting-principles-and-lessons-learned
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Penny S Reynolds, Mary J Michael, Bruce D Spiess
BACKGROUND: Clinical trial success depends on appropriate management, but practical guidance to trial organisation and planning is lacking. The Incident Command System (ICS) is the 'gold standard' management system developed for managing diverse operations in major incident and public health arenas. It enables effective and flexible management through integration of personnel, procedures, resources, and communications within a common hierarchical organisational structure. Conventional ICS organisation consists of five function modules: Command, Planning, Operations, Logistics, and Finance/Administration...
February 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134064/utilization-of-functional-exercises-to-build-regional-emergency-preparedness-among-rural-health-organizations-in-the-us
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Jannah M Obaid, Ginger Bailey, Heidi Wheeler, Laura Meyers, Sharon J Medcalf, Keith F Hansen, Kristine K Sanger, John J Lowe
Rural communities face barriers to disaster preparedness and considerable risk of disasters. Emergency preparedness among rural communities has improved with funding from federal programs and implementation of a National Incident Management System. The objective of this project was to design and implement disaster exercises to test decision making by rural response partners to improve regional planning, collaboration, and readiness. Six functional exercises were developed and conducted among three rural Nebraska (USA) regions by the Center for Preparedness Education (CPE) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska USA)...
April 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115033/development-of-an-evacuation-tool-to-facilitate-disaster-preparedness-use-in-a-planned-evacuation-to-support-a-hospital-move
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Ranna A Rozenfeld, Sally L Reynolds, Sherri Ewing, Mary Margaret Crulcich, Michelle Stephenson
OBJECTIVES: Our institution relocated to a new facility 3.5 miles from our original location in Chicago on June 9, 2012. We describe the tools we developed to prepare, execute, and manage our evacuation and relocation. METHODS: Tools developed for the planned evacuation included the following: level of acuity and team composition classification, patient departure checklist, evacuation handoff tool, and a patient tracking system within the electronic health record...
January 24, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102533/hospital-incident-command-first-responders-or-receiving-centers
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Brian Fletcher, Amanda Knight, Brandy Pockrus, Matthew J Wain, Kathy Lehman-Huskamp
OBJECTIVES: (1) Propose a conceptual model of an alternative hospital incident management system (HIMS) that integrates concepts used by emergency operations centers (EOCs). (2) Compare HIMS to the standard hospital incident command system (HICS) model. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study was performed. Two identical tabletop incident scenarios were presented, one utilizing HICS and one using HIMS. Participants completed postexercise surveys for each tabletop. Surveys contained both knowledge and satisfaction questions...
2016: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
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