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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107328/behavioral-and-neurologic-assessment-using-the-national-institutes-of-health-toolbox%C3%A2
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Laura McLaughlin, Suzanne M Mahon
Cognition, psychological well-being, stress, functional status, and pain are all priority outcomes of interest to oncology nurses. However, it can be challenging to choose an instrument for clinical assessment or for use in research projects that assess these constructs. The National Institutes of Health Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function was created for measuring emotional health and cognitive, motor, and sensory function. The toolbox can be a potentially useful resource for clinicians and nurse researchers...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041617/-postoperative-surveillance-in-neurosurgical-patients-usefulness-of-neurological-assessment-scores-and-bispectral-index
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Silvia Herrero, Enrique Carrero, Ricard Valero, Jose Rios, Neus Fábregas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We examined the additive effect of the Ramsay scale, Canadian Neurological Scale (CNS), Nursing Delirium Screening Scale (Nu-DESC), and Bispectral Index (BIS) to see whether along with the assessment of pupils and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) it improved early detection of postoperative neurological complications. METHODS: We designed a prospective observational study of two elective neurosurgery groups of patients: craniotomies (CG) and non-craniotomies (NCG)...
December 29, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994290/plasmapheresis-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Verica Misanovic, Danka Pokrajac, Smail Zubcevic, Admir Hadzimuratovic, Samra Rahmanovic, Selma Dizdar, Asmir Jonuzi, Edin Begic
INTRODUCTION: Plasmapheresis also known as a therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is extracorporeal procedure by which individual components of plasma that are harmful or blood cells can be removed from organism by using a blood separation technology. AIM: To present the results of the implementation of plasmapheresis in children in the Department of Pediatric Intensive Care of Pediatric Clinic, Clinical center of Sarajevo University, Bosnia and Herzegovina. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Research (period from December 2011 to June 2016) analyzed 66 plasmapheresis (11 patients-6 plasmapheresis per patient)...
October 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993587/percutaneous-needle-tenotomy-for-the-treatment-of-muscle-and-tendon-contractures-in-adults-with-brain-damage-results-and-complications
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Flavia Coroian, Claire Jourdan, Jérome Froger, Claire Anquetil, Olivier Choquet, Bertand Coulet, Isabelle Laffont
OBJECTIVE: To study the results and complications of percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) of superficial retracted tendons in brain damaged patients. Muscle and tendon contractures are common in this population and can lead to severe functional impairment. Care management is commonly based on open surgical tenotomy. PNT is a mini-invasive surgical procedure suspected to be safer among frail patients. DESIGN: Prospective observational study SETTING: University Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Orthopedic Surgery Departments...
December 16, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976930/predicting-length-of-stay-in-specialist-neurological-rehabilitation
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Whitney Taiwo, Alexandra Wressle, Lloyd Bradley
AIMS: A retrospective case series was performed to determine which measures of complexity, dependency and function most accurately predict inpatient neurorehabilitation length of stay for individuals with post-acute neurological disorders. METHODS: Sociodemographic, medical and functional variables were extracted from data submitted to the UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative. Length of stay was calculated as the total number of inpatient days, functional status was measured using Barthel Index, rehabilitation complexity was measured using Extended Rehabilitation Complexity Scale, and nursing dependency was measured using the Northwick Park Dependency Scale...
December 15, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965421/icu-clinicians-underestimate-breathing-discomfort-in-ventilated-subjects
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Andrew P Binks, Steven Desjardin, Richard Riker
BACKGROUND: Breathing discomfort (dyspnea) during mechanical ventilation in the ICU may contribute to patient distress and complicate care. Assessment of nonverbal cues may allow caregivers to estimate patient breathing discomfort. This study assesses the accuracy of those caregiver estimates. METHODS: Thirty subjects were identified from ventilated, hemodynamically stable patients in the special care unit of Maine Medical Center. Those with impaired neurological function or too unstable to waken were excluded...
December 13, 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941470/simbu-ptosis-an-outreach-approach-to-myogenic-ptosis-in-eastern-highlands-of-papua-new-guinea-experience-and-results-from-a-high-volume-oculoplastic-surgical-camp
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Anna G Gushchin, Alison V Crum, Ben B Limbu, Edward P Quigley, Michael S Seward, Geoffrey C Tabin
PURPOSE: To present the results of a high-volume oculoplastic surgical outreach in a remote region of Simbu Province in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The authors describe the clinical features and evaluation and treatment of a novel ptosis syndrome found in this area. DESIGN: A team of 4 international ophthalmologists and 3 local doctors and 3 local nurses involved in a high-volume field intervention for all patients presenting with a bilateral ptosis to Mingende Rural Hospital...
December 9, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940764/home-health-nursing-care-and-hospital-use-for-medically-complex-children
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James C Gay, Cary W Thurm, Matthew Hall, Michael J Fassino, Lisa Fowler, John V Palusci, Jay G Berry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Home health nursing care (HH) may be a valuable approach to long-term optimization of health for children, particularly those with medical complexity who are prone to frequent and lengthy hospitalizations. We sought to assess the relationship between HH services and hospital use in children. METHODS: Retrospective, matched cohort study of 2783 hospitalized children receiving postdischarge HH services by BAYADA Home Health Care across 19 states and 7361 matched controls not discharged to HH services from the Children's Hospital Association Case Mix database between January 2004 and September 2012...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926687/an-initiative-to-standardize-the-identification-of-and-acute-response-to-postoperative-lower-extremity-neurological-deficits-effects-on-provider-knowledge-confidence-and-communication-skills
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Peter B Derman, Sravisht Iyer, Matthew Garner, Steven Orr, Karla J Felix, Allison Goldberg, Titilayo Ologhobo, Minlun Wu, Laura Robbins, Charles Cornell
BACKGROUND: Although relatively uncommon, neurological deficits following hip and knee arthroplasty can have permanent and debilitating consequences. This study was conducted to quantify the effectiveness of an educational curriculum aimed at standardizing the identification of and acute response to postoperative neurological deficits in the inpatient setting, specifically with respect to improvements in clinician knowledge, confidence levels, and communication skills. METHODS: A multidisciplinary committee at a single, high-volume academic institution created an algorithm delineating the appropriate clinical actions and escalation procedures in the setting of a postoperative neurological deficit for each clinical practitioner involved in care for patients who undergo arthroplasty...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921161/an-international-urogynecological-association-iuga-international-continence-society-ics-joint-report-on-the-terminology-for-the-conservative-and-nonpharmacological-management-of-female-pelvic-floor-dysfunction
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Kari Bo, Helena C Frawley, Bernard T Haylen, Yoram Abramov, Fernando G Almeida, Bary Berghmans, Maria Bortolini, Chantale Dumoulin, Mario Gomes, Doreen McClurg, Jane Meijlink, Elizabeth Shelly, Emanuel Trabuco, Carolina Walker, Amanda Wells
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There has been an increasing need for the terminology on the conservative management of female pelvic floor dysfunction to be collated in a clinically based consensus report. METHODS: This Report combines the input of members and elected nominees of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by many external referees...
December 5, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918122/an-international-urogynecological-association-iuga-international-continence-society-ics-joint-report-on-the-terminology-for-the-conservative-and-nonpharmacological-management-of-female-pelvic-floor-dysfunction
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Kari Bo, Helena C Frawley, Bernard T Haylen, Yoram Abramov, Fernando G Almeida, Bary Berghmans, Maria Bortolini, Chantale Dumoulin, Mario Gomes, Doreen McClurg, Jane Meijlink, Elizabeth Shelly, Emanuel Trabuco, Carolina Walker, Amanda Wells
Introduction and hypothesis There has been an increasing need for the terminology on the conservative management of female pelvic floor dysfunction to be collated in a clinically based consensus report. Methods This Report combines the input of members and elected nominees of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by many external referees. An extensive process of nine rounds of internal and external review was developed to exhaustively examine each definition, with decision-making by collective opinion (consensus)...
December 5, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899532/long-term-management-for-ventilator-assisted-children-in-hong-kong-2-decades-experience
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Shuk-Kuen Chau, Ada Wing-Yan Yung, So-Lun Lee
BACKGROUND: The population of children receiving long-term mechanical ventilation is growing worldwide, but only limited data exist in Asian regions. The objective of the study was to review the management of these children in Hong Kong over the past 2 decades. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Hospital records from subjects receiving mechanical ventilation for >3 months were retrieved. Demographic characteristics and medical information of subjects (≤21 y old) under the care of the ventilator program at the Duchess of Kent Children's Hospital between 1997 and 2015 were reviewed...
January 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865250/are-children-as-relatives-our-responsibility-how-nurses-perceive-their-role-in-caring-for-children-as-relatives-of-seriously-ill-patients
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Marie Golsäter, Maria Henricson, Karin Enskär, Susanne Knutsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate how nurses perceive their role in caring for children as relatives to a parent with a serious physical illness. METHOD: A qualitative explorative design with focus group interviews was used. In total, 22 nurses working at one neurological, one haematological and two oncological wards were interviewed. The transcripts from the interviews were analysed in steps in accordance with inductive qualitative content analysis...
December 2016: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860555/time-to-awakening-is-often-delayed-in-patients-who-receive-targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiac-arrest
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Katie Zanyk-McLean, Kelly N Sawyer, Ryan Paternoster, Rebekah Shievitz, William Devlin, Robert Swor
Post cardiac arrest, neuroprognostication remains a complex and clinically challenging issue for critical care providers. For this reason, our primary objective in this study was to determine the frequency of survival and favorable neurological outcomes in post-cardiac arrest patients with delayed time to awakening. To assess whether early withdrawal of care may adversely impact survival, we also sought to describe the time to withdrawal of care of non-surviving patients. We performed a retrospective study of patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest in two large academic community hospitals...
November 18, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852879/examining-the-sources-of-occupational-stress-in-an-emergency-department
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S Basu, C Yap, S Mason
BACKGROUND: Previous work has established that health care staff, in particular emergency department (ED) personnel, experience significant occupational stress but the underlying stressors have not been well quantified. Such data inform interventions that can reduce cases of occupational mental illness, burnout, staff turnover and early retirement associated with cumulative stress. AIMS: To develop, implement and evaluate a questionnaire examining the origins of occupational stress in the ED...
December 2016: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842564/heel-pressure-ulcer-prevention-and-predictors-during-the-care-delivery-chain-when-and-where-to-take-action-a-descriptive-and-explorative-study
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Åsa Muntlin Athlin, Maria Engström, Lena Gunningberg, Carina Bååth
BACKGROUND: Hazardous healthcare settings, for example acute care, need to focus more on preventing adverse events and preventive actions across the care delivery chain (i.e pre-hospital and emergency care, and further at the hospital ward) should be more studied. Pressure ulcer prevalence is still at unreasonably high levels, causing increased healthcare costs and suffering for patients. Recent biomedical research reveals that the first signs of cell damage could arise within minutes...
November 14, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824800/transient-ischemic-attack-and-cognitive-impairment-a-review
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Christine A Ganzer, Andrea Barnes, Constance Uphold, Alan R Jacobs
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a neurologic deficit resulting from focal ischemia in the brain, spinal cord, or retina. Historically, the definition included symptom resolution within 24 hours. However, recent studies investigating cognition after TIA suggest that deficits in executive function persist at 7 days post-TIA, although few studies have examined these effects long term. Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques provide emerging evidence of permanent microvascular tissue damage in the brain, suggesting that the effects of TIA may persist beyond resolution of focal symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824799/the-glasgow-coma-scale-gcs-deciphering-the-motor-component-of-the-gcs
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Megan Maserati, Anita Fetzick, Ava Puccio
The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was developed to standardize the assessment of neurologically compromised patients, to assist in triaging severity of injury, and to direct management decisions for an individualized plan of care. This examination allows for frequent assessments to ascertain worsening of neurological symptoms that would warrant additional radiological scans or interventions. The GCS score is composed of three components: eye, verbal, and motor, with motor being the most difficult to assess. A need for clarification of the motor component of the GCS was identified in a neurotrauma intensive care unit (ICU) at a level 1 hospital in the United States...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820714/effects-of-simulation-with-problem-based-learning-program-on-metacognition-team-efficacy-and-learning-attitude-in-nursing-students-nursing-care-with-increased-intracranial-pressure-patient
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Myung-Nam Lee, Kyung-Dong Nam, Hyeon-Young Kim
Nursing care for patients with central nervous system problems requires advanced professional knowledge and care skills. Nursing students are more likely to have difficulty in dealing with adult patients who have severe neurological problems in clinical practice. This study investigated the effect on the metacognition, team efficacy, and learning attitude of nursing students after an integrated simulation and problem-based learning program. A real scenario of a patient with increased intracranial pressure was simulated for the students...
November 4, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818368/psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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Robert C Doss, W Curt LaFrance
Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are diagnosed in at least 10-40% of the patients seen for long-term monitoring of epilepsy, and it is no surprise that patients with PNES are often treated for epilepsy. Given the substantial economic costs and mental health burden of misdiagnosis, it is imperative to establish early identification, correct diagnosis, and effective treatment of PNES in order to provide the greatest opportunity for remission of events, improved psychological functioning, and social-vocational outcome...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
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