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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925423/the-johns-hopkins-venous-thromboembolism-collaborative-multidisciplinary-team-approach-to-achieve-perfect-prophylaxis
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Michael B Streiff, Brandyn D Lau, Deborah B Hobson, Peggy S Kraus, Kenneth M Shermock, Dauryne L Shaffer, Victor O Popoola, Jonathan K Aboagye, Norma A Farrow, Paula J Horn, Hasan M Shihab, Peter J Pronovost, Elliott R Haut
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important cause of preventable harm in hospitalized patients. The critical steps in delivery of optimal VTE prevention care include (1) assessment of VTE and bleeding risk for each patient, (2) prescription of risk-appropriate VTE prophylaxis, (3) administration of risk-appropriate VTE prophylaxis in a patient-centered manner, and (4) continuously monitoring outcomes to identify new opportunities for learning and performance improvement. To ensure that every hospitalized patient receives VTE prophylaxis consistent with their individual risk level and personal care preferences, we organized a multidisciplinary task force, the Johns Hopkins VTE Collaborative...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925422/preventing-hospital-acquired-venous-thromboembolism-improving-patient-safety-with-interdisciplinary-teamwork-quality-improvement-analytics-and-data-transparency
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REVIEW
Anneliese M Schleyer, Ellen Robinson, Roxana Dumitru, Mark Taylor, Kimberly Hayes, Ronald Pergamit, Daphne M Beingessner, Mark C Zaros, Joseph Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) is a potentially preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Despite high rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in accordance with an institutional guideline, VTE remains the most common hospital-acquired condition in our institution. OBJECTIVE: To improve the safety of all hospitalized patients, examine current VTE prevention practices, identify opportunities for improvement, and decrease rates of HA-VTE...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923680/the-100-most-cited-manuscripts-in-emergency-abdominal-surgery-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Thomas Ellul, Nicholas Bullock, Tarig Abdelrahman, Arfon G M T Powell, Jolene Witherspoon, Wyn G Lewis
BACKGROUND: The number of citations a scientific article receives provides a good indication of its impact within any given field. This bibliometric analysis aimed to identify the 100 most cited articles in Emergency Abdominal Surgery (EAS), to highlight key areas of interest and identify those that have most significantly shaped contemporary clinical practice in this newly evolving surgical specialty. This is of increasing relevance as concerns grow regarding the variable and suboptimal outcomes in Emergency General Surgery...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818329/liberation-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-critically-ill-adults-executive-summary-of-an-official-american-college-of-chest-physicians-american-thoracic-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Gregory A Schmidt, Timothy D Girard, John P Kress, Peter E Morris, Daniel R Ouellette, Waleed Alhazzani, Suzanne M Burns, Scott K Epstein, Andres Esteban, Eddy Fan, Miguel Ferrer, Gilles L Fraser, Michelle Gong, Catherine L Hough, Sangeeta Mehta, Rahul Nanchal, Sheena Patel, Amy J Pawlik, Curtis N Sessler, William Schweickert, Thomas Strøm, Kevin C Wilson, Jonathon D Truwit
BACKGROUND: This clinical practice guideline addresses six questions related to liberation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. It is the result of a collaborative effort between the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). METHODS: A multi-disciplinary panel posed six clinical questions in a Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcomes (PICO) format. A comprehensive literature search and evidence synthesis was performed for each question, which included appraising the quality of evidence using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach...
November 3, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805800/early-detection-prevention-and-mitigation-of-critical-illness-outside-intensive-care-settings
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Gabriel J Escobar, R Phillip Dellinger
Patients who deteriorate outside the intensive care unit (ICU) are known to have elevated mortality and morbidity. Rapid response teams (RRTs) were developed to address such deterioration. It has not been possible to establish that RRTs employing manual detection methods have definitively improved hospital outcomes. Because of this, automated early detection systems based on data from modern electronic medical records have been developed. This article attempts to establish a conceptual framework for early detection, prevention, and mitigation of critical illness in hospitalized patients outside the ICU...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805799/early-detection-of-critical-illness-outside-the-intensive-care-unit-clarifying-treatment-plans-and-honoring-goals-of-care-using-a-supportive-care-team
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Russ Granich, Zoe Sutton, Yan S Kim, Megan Anderson, Helen Wood, John E Scharf, Arona Ragins, Gabriel J Escobar
Given the high mortality experienced by patients who deteriorate outside the intensive care unit, issues related to patient preferences around escalation of care are common. However, the literature on early warning systems (EWSs) provides limited information on how respecting patient preferences can be incorporated into clinical workflows. In this report, we describe how we developed workflows for integrating supportive care with an automated EWS in the context of a 2-hospital pilot. We used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Plan-Do-Study-Act approach to achieve consensus with clinicians and administrators...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805797/data-that-drive-closing-the-loop-in-the-learning-hospital-system
#7
Vincent X Liu, John W Morehouse, Jennifer M Baker, John D Greene, Patricia Kipnis, Gabriel J Escobar
The learning healthcare system describes a vision of US healthcare that capitalizes on science, information technology, incentives, and care culture to drive improvements in the quality of health care. The inpatient setting, one of the most costly and impactful domains of healthcare, is an ideal setting in which to use data and information technology to foster continuous learning and quality improvement. The rapid digitization of inpatient medicine offers incredible new opportunities to use data from routine care to generate new discovery and thus close the virtuous cycle of learning...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781970/sgem-hot-off-the-press-ultrasound-during-critical-care-simulation-a-randomized-crossover-study
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Paul McKenna, Brent Thoma, Ken Milne, Chris Bond
As part of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine's (CJEM) developing social media strategy, 1 we are collaborating with the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) to summarize and critically appraise the current emergency medicine (EM) literature using evidence-based medicine principles. In the "Hot Off the Press" series, we select original research manuscripts published in CJEM to be featured on the SGEM website/podcast 2 and discussed by the study authors and the online EM community. A similar collaboration is underway between the SGEM and Academic Emergency Medicine...
October 26, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762608/official-executive-summary-of-an-american-thoracic-society-american-college-of-chest-physicians-clinical-practice-guideline-liberation-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-critically-ill-adults
#9
Gregory A Schmidt, Timothy D Girard, John P Kress, Peter E Morris, Daniel R Ouellette, Waleed Alhazzani, Suzanne M Burns, Scott K Epstein, Andres Esteban, Eddy Fan, Miquel Ferrer, Gilles L Fraser, Michelle Gong, Catherine Hough, Sangeeta Mehta, Rahul Nanchal, Sheena Patel, Amy J Pawlik, Curtis N Sessler, Thomas Strøm, William Schweickert, Kevin C Wilson, Jonathon D Truwit
BACKGROUND: This clinical practice guideline addresses six questions related to liberation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. It is the result of a collaborative effort between the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). METHODS: A multi-disciplinary panel posed six clinical questions in a Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcomes (PICO) format. A comprehensive literature search and evidence synthesis was performed for each question, which included appraising the certainty in the evidence (i...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739895/an-official-american-thoracic-society-research-statement-implementation-science-in-pulmonary-critical-care-and-sleep-medicine
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Curtis H Weiss, Jerry A Krishnan, David H Au, Bruce G Bender, Shannon S Carson, Adithya Cattamanchi, Michelle M Cloutier, Colin R Cooke, Karen Erickson, Maureen George, Joe K Gerald, Lynn B Gerald, Christopher H Goss, Michael K Gould, Robert Hyzy, Jeremy M Kahn, Brian S Mittman, Erika M Mosesón, Richard A Mularski, Sairam Parthasarathy, Sanjay R Patel, Cynthia S Rand, Nancy S Redeker, Theodore F Reiss, Kristin A Riekert, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Judith A Tate, Kevin C Wilson, Carey C Thomson
BACKGROUND: Many advances in health care fail to reach patients. Implementation science is the study of novel approaches to mitigate this evidence-to-practice gap. METHODS: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) created a multidisciplinary ad hoc committee to develop a research statement on implementation science in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The committee used an iterative consensus process to define implementation science and review the use of conceptual frameworks to guide implementation science for the pulmonary, critical care, and sleep community and to explore how professional medical societies such as the ATS can promote implementation science...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566534/emergency-medicine-educational-resource-use-in-cape-town-modern-or-traditional
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A C Kleynhans, A H Oosthuizen, D J van Hoving
BACKGROUND: The integration of online resources and social media into higher education and continued professional development is an increasingly common phenomenon. OBJECTIVE: To describe the usage of various traditional and modern educational resources by members of the divisions of emergency medicine at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. METHODS: Members affiliated with the divisions during 2014 were invited to participate in an online survey...
August 26, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525995/defining-futile-and-potentially-inappropriate-interventions-a-policy-statement-from-the-society-of-critical-care-medicine-ethics-committee
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Alexander A Kon, Eric K Shepard, Nneka O Sederstrom, Sandra M Swoboda, Mary Faith Marshall, Barbara Birriel, Fred Rincon
OBJECTIVES: The Society of Critical Care Medicine and four other major critical care organizations have endorsed a seven-step process to resolve disagreements about potentially inappropriate treatments. The multiorganization statement (entitled: An official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy Statement: Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units) provides examples of potentially inappropriate treatments; however, no clear definition is provided...
September 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513327/the-state-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-use-and-training-in-neonatal-perinatal-medicine-and-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-fellowship-programs
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J Nguyen, R Amirnovin, R Ramanathan, S Noori
OBJECTIVE: The current state of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) use and education in neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM) and pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) is unknown. Our aim was to quantify POCUS use, training and perceptions regarding education and barriers among the United States NPM and PCCM fellowship programs. STUDY DESIGN: A 14-question survey was emailed to the fellowship directors of all the United States NPM and PCCM fellowship programs. RESULTS: The response rate was 55% (52/95) and 59% (39/66) for NPM and PCCM programs, respectively...
November 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27484895/testing-patient-targeted-therapies-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-joint-disorder-with-the-arthrokinetic-reflex-individual-patient-research
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EDITORIAL
Garabed G Demerjian, Andre Barkhordarian, Francesco Chiappelli
Traditional research in the health sciences has involved control and experimental groups of patients, and descriptive and inferential statistical analyses performed on the measurements obtained from the samples in each group. As the novel model of translational healthcare, which integrates translational research and translational effectiveness, becomes increasingly established in modern contemporary medicine, healthcare continues to evolve into a model of care that is evidence-based, effectiveness-focused and patient-centered...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427394/telomeropathies-an-emerging-spectrum-of-disorders-with-important-implications-for-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Giulia M Stella, Elisabetta Balestro, Donato Lacedonia, Simonetta Baraldo
Growing evidence demonstrates that a number of clinical disorders may be related to genetic defects in telomere replication and extension. Overall, these syndromes are referred to as "telomeropathies" or "telomere disorders/syndromes"; they are increasingly being identified. In adulthood, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common symptom of telomeropathy. IPF is a progressive and fatal disease characterized by scarring of the lungs that thickens the interstitium ultimately leading to irreversible respiratory failure...
February 2016: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27400757/update-in-perioperative-medicine-practice-changing-evidence-published-in-2015
#16
Karna K Sundsted, Arya B Mohabbat, Dennis W Regan, Bradley R Salonen, Paul R Daniels, Karen F Mauck
Evidence in perioperative medicine is published in a wide variety of journals, given the multidisciplinary nature of its practice which spans medicine and its subspecialties, as well as surgery and anesthesiology. It can be difficult to identify new and important evidence, as perioperative practice continues to evolve in multiple areas such as medication management, anticoagulation and cardiac risk stratification, among others. New, high-quality evidence is published each year, and must be placed into the context of not only existing literature, but also practical real-world patient care...
August 2016: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27367886/update-in-critical-care-2015
#17
Martin Dres, Jordi Mancebo, Gerard F Curley
This review documents important progress made in 2015 in the field of critical care. Significant advances in 2015 included further evidence for early implementation of low tidal volume ventilation as well as new insights into the role of open lung biopsy, diaphragmatic dysfunction, and a potential mechanism for ventilator-induced fibroproliferation. New therapies, including a novel low-flow extracorporeal CO2 removal technique and mesenchymal stem cell-derived microparticles, have also been studied. Several studies examining the role of improved diagnosis and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia also showed relevant results...
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352032/association-between-intensive-care-unit-transfer-delay-and-hospital-mortality-a-multicenter-investigation
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Matthew M Churpek, Blair Wendlandt, Frank J Zadravecz, Richa Adhikari, Christopher Winslow, Dana P Edelson
BACKGROUND: Previous research investigating the impact of delayed intensive care unit (ICU) transfer on outcomes has utilized subjective criteria for defining critical illness. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of delayed ICU transfer using the electronic Cardiac Arrest Risk Triage (eCART) score, a previously published early warning score, as an objective marker of critical illness. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Medical-surgical wards at 5 hospitals between November 2008 and January 2013...
November 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27238631/assessing-validity-of-observational-intervention-studies-the-benchmarking-controlled-trials
#19
Antti Malmivaara
BACKGROUND: Benchmarking Controlled Trial (BCT) is a concept which covers all observational studies aiming to assess impact of interventions or health care system features to patients and populations. AIMS: To create and pilot test a checklist for appraising methodological validity of a BCT. METHODS: The checklist was created by extracting the most essential elements from the comprehensive set of criteria in the previous paper on BCTs. Also checklists and scientific papers on observational studies and respective systematic reviews were utilized...
May 29, 2016: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27194823/effect-of-therapeutic-touch-in-patients-with-cancer-a-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
Amir Tabatabaee, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Maryam Rassouli, Seyed Amir Aledavood, Hamid AlaviMajd, Seyed Kazem Farahmand
BACKGROUND: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques has been growing. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine places therapeutic touch (TT) into the category of bio field energy. This literature review is aimed at critically evaluating the data from clinical trials examining the clinical efficacy of therapeutic touch as a supportive care modality in adult patients with cancer. METHODS: Electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, Scholar Google, and Science Direct) were searched from the year 1990 to 2015 to locate potentially relevant peer-reviewed articles using the key words therapeutic touch, touch therapy, neoplasm, cancer, and CAM...
April 2016: Medical Archives
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