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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207655/internally-randomized-control-trial-of-radiation-exposure-using-ultra-low-radiation-imaging-versus-traditional-c-arm-fluoroscopy-for-patients-undergoing-single-level-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Timothy Y Wang, S Harrison Farber, Scott S Perkins, Adam G Back, Sarah A Byrd, Debbie Chi, David Vincent, Isaac O Karikari
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To compare radiation exposure between ultra-low radiation imaging (ULRI) with image enhancement and standard-dose fluoroscopy for patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although the benefits of MIS are lauded by many, there is a significant amount of radiation exposure to surgeon and operating room personnel...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197663/-in-patient-early-rehabilitation
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Claus-W Wallesch, Sindy Lautenschläger
It is difficult to develop the financing and hospital provision of interventions for early rehabilitation within the diagnosis-related group (DRG) system. In addition to a range of partially rehabilitative complex interventions, the system recognizes three main forms of early rehabilitative interventions: geriatric, neurological/neurosurgical, and interdisciplinary and others. In this article, the appropriate definitions and cost-effectiveness of these procedures are analyzed and compared. The early rehabilitative interventions are characterized by constant cooperation in the therapeutic team, especially neurological early rehabilitation through the incorporation of nursing as a therapeutic profession...
February 14, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193535/the-utility-of-nurse-managed-extracorporeal-life-support-in-an-adult%C3%A2-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Amy E Hackmann, Luke M Wiggins, Glenn P Grimes, Richard M Fogel, Felicia A Schenkel, Mark L Barr, Michael E Bowdish, Mark J Cunningham, Vaughn A Starnes
BACKGROUND: The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) worldwide has increased exponentially since 2009. The patient requiring ECLS demands an investment of hospital resources, including personnel. Educating bedside nurses to manage ECLS circuits broadens the availability of trained providers. METHODS: Experienced cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) nurses underwent training to manage ECLS circuits, including volume assessment, treatment of arterial blood gas values, the physiology of ECLS, and recognition of common emergencies...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169512/nurses-can-play-an-active-role-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-exposure-keratopathy-in-intensive-care-patients
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Elem Kocaçal Güler, İsmet Eşer, Sait Eğrilmez
AIM: This study was conducted in order to determine nurses' ability to diagnose exposure keratopathy reliably in the early stage in intensive care patients. METHODS: This methodological and descriptive study was carried out between 2011 and 2012 in the Neurology and Anesthesiology and Reanimation Intensive Care Units of a teaching hospital in western Turkey. The sample consisted of 4354 ocular assessments in 156 corneas of 78 patients. A patient identification form and a fluorescein test patient tracking chart were used in the data collection...
February 7, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160245/lipoprotein-a-hyperlipoproteinemia-as-cause-of-chronic-spinal-cord-ischemia-resulting-in-progressive-myelopathy-successful-treatment-with-lipoprotein-apheresis
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Franz Heigl, Reinhard Hettich, Erich Mauch, Reinhard Klingel, Cordula Fassbender
High concentrations of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) represent an important independent and causal risk factor associated with adverse outcome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Effective Lp(a) lowering drug treatment is not available. Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) has been proven to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with Lp(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia (Lp(a)-HLP) and progressive CVD. Here we present the course of a male patient with established peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) at the early age of 41 and coronary artery disease (CAD), who during follow-up developed over 2 years a progressive syndrome of cerebellar and spinal cord deficits against the background of multifactorial cardiovascular risk including positive family history of CVD...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152732/reducing-pain-agitation-and-delirium-to-optimize-outcomes-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-oncology-patients
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Dana Bullick, Sharon Barniak, Joanne McGovern, Trisha Patel, Jeffrey Hoag
: 233 Background: Greater than 60% of cancer patients experience chronic pain which is heightened in critical illness. Optimal pain assessment is challenging in the critically ill leading to under treatment due to sedation during mechanical ventilation (MV). The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) favors treating pain with intermittent boluses rather than continuous infusions; however,appropriate analgesic doses and means of titration are elusive leading to over sedation, prolonged ventilation, and delirium...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148424/-concepts-boosting-the-clinical-impact-in-early-neurological-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Charlotte Gilart de Keranflec'h, François Décaillet
Vaudois university hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, has an acute neurological rehabilitation unit. An interdisciplinary team cares for patients with brain injuries after their transfer from intensive care. In this context, nurses base their practice on different concepts and techniques for introducing early neurological rehabilitation into each care procedure.
October 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141899/intravenous-midazolam-infusion-for-sedation-of-infants-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Eugene Ng, Anna Taddio, Arne Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: Proper sedation for neonates undergoing uncomfortable procedures may reduce stress and avoid complications. Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is used increasingly in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). However, its effectiveness as a sedative in neonates has not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVES: Primary objeciveTo assess the effectiveness of intravenous midazolam infusion for sedation, as evaluated by behavioural and/or physiological measurements of sedation levels, in critically ill neonates in the NICU...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139266/-characteristics-diseases-and-mortality-of-people-admitted-to-nursing-homes-for-dependent-seniors-during-the-first-quarter-of-2013%C3%A2-in-france
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A Atramont, A Rigault, S Chevalier, G Leblanc, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
BACKGROUND: To describe the state of health, through healthcare consumption and mortality, of people admitted to nursing homes (Ehpad) in France. METHODS: People over the age of 65 years admitted to an Ehpad institution during the first quarter of 2013, beneficiaries of the national health insurance general scheme (69% of the population of this age), were identified from the Resid-Ehpad database and their reimbursed health care was extracted from the SNIIRAM database, identifying 56 disease groups by means of algorithms (long-term disease diagnoses and hospitalisations, medicinal products, specific procedures)...
January 27, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125430/pseudobulbar-affect-what-nurses-stroke-survivors-and-caregivers-need-to-know
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Melissa A Schneider, Matthew D Schneider
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a neurologic condition that can happen after a patient has had some kind of neurological insult. In this syndrome, involuntary, uncontrollable, and inappropriate emotional outbursts unrelated or out of proportion to the situation are common symptoms. This can be very frustrating and scary. Because stroke survivors and their caregivers are overloaded with information during the transition from hospital to home, information about PBA is not usually discussed. In a survey by the National Stroke Association, 53% of stroke survivors reported that they had some of the symptoms of this disorder...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108639/prevalence-of-epilepsy-seizures-as-a-comorbidity-of-neurologic-disorders-in-nursing-homes
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Angela K Birnbaum, Ilo E Leppik, Kenneth Svensden, Lynn E Eberly
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of epilepsy/seizure (epi/sz) comorbid with other neurologic disorders in elderly nursing home residents and to examine demographic and regional variability and associations with clinical characteristics. METHODS: We studied 5 cross-sectional cohorts of all residents in any Medicare/Medicaid-certified nursing home in the United States on July 15 of each year from 2003 to 2007. Epi/sz was identified by ICD-9 codes (345.xx or 780...
January 20, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107328/behavioral-and-neurologic-assessment-using-the-national-institutes-of-health-toolbox
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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...
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 for superficial retracted tendons in patients with brain damage. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with severe brain damage (N=38; mean age, 60.7y; age range, 24-93y; 21 women) requiring surgical management of contractures and eligible for percutaneous needle tenotomy were enrolled between February 2015 and February 2016...
December 18, 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...
February 2017: 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
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