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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899028/street-audits-to-measure-neighborhood-disorder-virtual-or-in-person
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Stephen J Mooney, Michael D M Bader, Gina S Lovasi, Julien O Teitler, Karestan C Koenen, Allison E Aiello, Sandro Galea, Emily Goldmann, Daniel M Sheehan, Andrew G Rundle
Neighborhood conditions may influence a broad range of health indicators, including obesity, injury, and psychopathology. In particular, neighborhood physical disorder-a measure of urban deterioration-is thought to encourage crime and high-risk behaviors, leading to poor mental and physical health. In studies to assess neighborhood physical disorder, investigators typically rely on time-consuming and expensive in-person systematic neighborhood audits. We compared 2 audit-based measures of neighborhood physical disorder in the city of Detroit, Michigan: One used Google Street View imagery from 2009 and the other used an in-person survey conducted in 2008...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890276/the-pressures-of-obesity-the-relationship-between-obesity-malnutrition-and-pressure-injuries-in-hospital-inpatients
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Samantha J Ness, Donna F Hickling, Jack J Bell, Peter F Collins
BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries (PI) are a significant clinical problem across all healthcare facilities, associated with poor patient outcomes, increased length of stay and healthcare costs. Whilst it is known that underweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) < 18.5 kg/m(2)) and malnourished individuals have an increased risk of developing PI, few studies have investigated the effects of obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)) and morbid obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m(2)) on PI prevalence. This study aimed to determine whether PI prevalence was associated with levels of obesity; the complex association between morbid obesity, malnutrition and PI prevalence in hospital inpatients was also explored...
August 19, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875887/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-in-kwazulu-natal-province-south-africa-has-not-changed-over-the-last-two-decades
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J J P Buitendag, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G L Laing, D L Clarke, P Brysiewicz
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective review of a prospectively entered and maintained hybrid electronic trauma registry was intended to develop a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents and to compare it with previous audits from our local environment and from other developing world centres. All TBI patients admitted to hospital were included in this study. We reviewed the age, gender, outcomes, radiological findings and treatment of the patients. METHODS: All patients aged ≤18 years old who were admitted by the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI between December 2012 and December 2016 were included in this audit...
August 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875738/an-evaluation-of-discharge-documentation-for-people-with-dementia-discharged-home-from-hospital-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study
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Ashley Kable, Dimity Pond, Carolyn Hullick, Lynnette Chenoweth, Anne Duggan, John Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow
This study evaluated discharge documentation for people with dementia who were discharged home, against expected discharge criteria and determined relationships between compliance scores and outcomes. This cross-sectional study audited discharge documentation and conducted a post discharge survey of carers. There were 73 eligible discharges and clinically significant documentation deficits for people with dementia included: risk assessments of confusion (48%), falls and pressure injury (56%); provision of medication dose-decision aids (53%), provision of contact information for patient support groups (6%) and advance care planning (9%)...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859065/estimated-reduction-in-expenditure-on-hospital-acquired-pressure-injuries-after-an-intervention-for-early-identification-and-treatment
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Heather Lewis, David Hughes, Dominic Madell, Christin Coomarasamy, Luis Villa, Brooke Hayward
AIM: An intervention designed to reduce numbers of hospital-acquired pressure injuries was delivered in Counties Manukau Health hospitals. An audit of a sample of patients was carried out to estimate the cost savings that would have been acquired across the district health board (DHB) due to a reduction in pressure injuries. METHOD: The pressure injury intervention was delivered from 2011 to 2015. A monthly prospective audit of patients with stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 pressure injuries was carried out...
September 1, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855775/studying-morbidity-and-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-using-a-novel-clinical-score
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Priyadarshini Manay, Rajeev R Satoskar, V Karthik, Ram P Prajapati
BACKGROUND: A departmental audit in March 2015 revealed significant mortality rate of 40% in blunt chest trauma patients (much greater than the global 25%). A study was thus planned to study morbidity and predictors of mortality in blunt chest trauma patients admitted to our hospital. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study of 139 patients with a history of blunt chest trauma between June 2015 and November 2015 after the Institutional Ethics Committee approval in April 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842112/rcr-audit-of-compliance-with-uk-guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-adult-patients-undergoing-iodinated-contrast-media-injections-for-ct
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L H Cope, K J Drinkwater, D C Howlett
AIM: To determine radiology departmental compliance with current UK guidance on contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and to provide data on the incidence of clinically significant post-contrast AKI (PC-AKI) in computed tomography (CT) practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all UK acute National Health Service (NHS) providers (NHS boards in Scotland, local health boards in Wales, NHS trusts in England and health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland) to assess compliance of provider protocols with current UK guidelines for the prevention, recognition, and management of CI-AKI...
August 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835444/injuries-and-alcohol-management-plans-in-remote-indigenous-communities-a-two-community-comparison
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Caryn West, Reinhold Muller, Alan R Clough
To curb high rates of alcohol-related violence and injury in Indigenous communities, alcohol management plans (AMPs) were implemented in 2002-2003 and tightened in 2008. This project compares injury presentations and alcohol involvement from two Indigenous Cape York communities, one that entered full prohibition and one that did not. Aclinical file audit was performed for the period 2006-2011, capturing changes in alcohol availability. Medical files were searched for injury presentation documenting type of injury, cause of injury (including alcohol), date of injury and outcomes of all presenting injuries for the time period 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2011, capturing the major changes of the 2008 AMP restrictions...
August 23, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835283/identifying-pre-hospital-factors-associated-with-outcome-for-major-trauma-patients-in-a-regional-trauma-network-an-exploratory-study
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Lee Thompson, Michael Hill, Caroline Davies, Gary Shaw, Matthew D Kiernan
BACKGROUND: Major trauma is often life threatening and the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom (UK) for adults aged less than 45 years old. This study aimed to identify pre-hospital factors associated with patient outcomes for major trauma within one Regional Trauma Network. METHOD: Secondary analysis of pre-hospital audit data and patient outcome data from the Trauma Audit Research Network (TARN) was undertaken. The primary outcome used in analysis was 'Status at Discharge' (alive/deceased)...
August 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829627/prevalence-of-alcohol-among-non-fatally-injured-road-accident-casualties-in-two-level-iii-trauma-centres-in-nothern-ghana
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James Damsere-Derry, Gavan Palk, Mark King
Background Alcohol use is pervasive among motorists on the roadside in Ghana, however we do not know the extent this behaviour is implicated in road accidents in this country. Objectives The main objective of this research was to establish the prevalence of alcohol in the blood of non-fatally injured casualties in the emergency departments (EDs) in Northern Ghana. Method Participants were injured road traffic crash victims namely pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers seeking treatment at the EDs...
August 22, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803651/using-national-hip-fracture-registries-and-audit-databases-to-develop-an-international-perspective
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Antony Johansen, David Golding, Louise Brent, Jacqueline Close, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Graeme Holt, Ami Hommel, Alma B Pedersen, Niels Dieter Röck, Karl-Göran Thorngren
Hip fracture is the commonest reason for older people to need emergency anaesthesia and surgery, and leads to prolonged dependence for many of those who survive. People with this injury are usually identified very early in their hospital care, so hip fracture is an ideal marker condition with which to audit the care offered to older people by health services around the world. We have reviewed the reports of eight national audit programmes, to examine the approach used in each, and highlight differences in case mix, management and outcomes in different countries...
August 2, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790778/determinants-of-injuries-and-road-traffic-accidents-amongst-service-personnel-in-a-large-defence-station
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Anand Neelakantan, Brig Atul Kotwal, Mookkiah Ilankumaran
BACKGROUND: Injuries are assuming epidemic proportions globally; and in India. Also, previous decade witnessed carnage on Indian roads, with nearly 12 lakh people killed and 55 lakhs disabled in road crashes. The trend in Armed Forces is reflective of the aforesaid patterns. Behaviour and socio-demographic background of the victims are significant determinants of injuries and road accidents. Community-based epidemiological information on these aspects is envisaged to contribute in their preventive strategy...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780552/a-surveillance-study-to-determine-the-accuracy-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-diagnosis-in-an-emergency-department-protocol-for-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ilaria Pozzato, Ian D Cameron, Susanne Meares, Annette Kifley, Kim Van Vu, Anthony Liang, Mark Gillett, Ashley Craig, Bamini Gopinath
INTRODUCTION: Previous literature confirms that a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may result in long-term emotional impacts and, in vulnerable subgroups, cognitive deficits. The accurate diagnosis of mTBI and its written documentation is an important first step towards providing appropriate and timely clinical care. Surveillance studies involving emergency department (ED) and hospital-based data need to be prioritised as these provide incident mTBI estimates. This project will advance existing research findings by estimating the occurrence of mTBI among those attending an ED and quantifying the accuracy of mTBI diagnoses recorded by ED staff through a comprehensive audit of ED records...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766529/-the-coroner-s-autopsies-in-the-great-britain-the-problems-related-to-the-quality-of-the-studies-standardization-auditing-financial-support-and-the-approaches-to-their-solution-part-2
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I Ju Makarov, T A Kuprina, A A Gusarov, V A Fetisov
This article extends the previous publication of the authors based on the analysis of the detailed report of the experts of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death program (NCEPOD) issued in the Great Britain in 2006. The analysis has demonstrated that all autopsy studies should invariably involve measurement of the corpse length and weight (including body mass index) as well as the detailed description of all injuries to the body (or references to their absence). All autopsy studies should be carried out only by a medical professional (e...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765417/prevention-of-falls-in-hospital
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Rob Morris, Shelagh O'Riordan
Falls among inpatients are the most frequently reported safety incident in NHS hospitals. 30-50% of falls result in some physical injury and fractures occur in 1-3%. No fall is harmless, with psychological sequelae leading to lost confidence, delays in functional recovery and prolonged hospitalisation. Yet falls are not true accidents and there is evidence that a coordinated multidisciplinary clinical team approach can reduce their incidence. Identification of multiple underlying risk factors coupled with clear interventions to ameliorate the impact of each has been shown to reduce the incidence of inpatient falls by 20-30%...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761592/a-prospective-audit-on-the-effect-of-training-and-educational-workshops-on-the-incidence-of-urethral-catheterization-injuries
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Nikita R Bhatt, Niall F Davis, Mark R Quinlan, Robert J Flynn, T E D McDermott, Rustom P Manecksha, John A Thornhill
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of iatrogenic urethral catheterization (UC) injuries is approximately 0.3%. Resultant complications are associated with patient morbidity and unnecessary healthcare costs. Our aim was to investigate whether educational training workshops decreased the incidence of UC-related injuries. METHODS: A prospective audit was performed to calculate incidence, morbidity, and costs associated with iatrogenic UC injury from January to July 2015. Educational workshops were then conducted with healthcare staff and training modules for junior doctors...
July 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738986/pilot-testing-fall-tips-tailoring-interventions-for-patient-safety-a-patient-centered-fall-prevention-toolkit
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Patricia C Dykes, Megan Duckworth, Stephanie Cunningham, Sasha Dubois, Melissa Driscoll, Zinnia Feliciano, Michael Ferrazzi, Farah E Fevrin, Stephanie Lyons, Mary Ellen Lindros, Allison Monahan, Matthew M Paley, Saby Jean-Pierre, Maureen Scanlan
BACKGROUND: Patient falls during an acute hospitalization cause injury, reduced mobility, and increased costs. The laminated paper Fall TIPS Toolkit (Fall TIPS) provides clinical decision support at the bedside by linking each patient's fall risk assessment with evidence-based interventions. Strategies were needed to integrate this evidence into clinical practice. METHODS: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Framework for Spread is the conceptual model for pilot implementation of Fall TIPS at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH; Boston) and Montefiore Medical Center (MMC; Bronx, New York)...
August 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729006/a-representative-assessment-of-the-management-of-open-fractures-of-the-lower-limb-within-uk-orthoplastic-centres-a-two-centre-audit-of-compliance-with-national-standards
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B Rymer, E O F Dimovska, D T S Chou, R Choa, B Davis, S Huq
BACKGROUND: Open fractures of the lower limb represent a complex and varied array of injuries. The BOAST 4 document produced by BAPRAS and the BOA provides standards on how to manage these patients, and NICE have recently produced additional guidance. We aimed to assess concordance with these standards in a large cohort representative of UK orthoplastic centres. METHODS: Patients admitted to the orthoplastic units at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital with open lower limb fractures between 2009 and 2014 were included...
July 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717977/-challenges-of-implementing-a-geriatric-trauma-network-a-regional-structure
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Carsten Schoeneberg, Bjoern Hussmann, Thomas Wesemann, Ludger Pientka, Marie-Christin Vollmar, Christine Bienek, Markus Steinmann, Benjamin Buecking, Sven Lendemans
BACKGROUND: At present, there is a high percentage and increasing tendency of patients presenting with orthogeriatric injuries. Moreover, significant comorbidities often exist, requiring increased interdisciplinary treatment. These developments have led the German Society of Trauma Surgery, in cooperation with the German Society of Geriatrics, to establish geriatric trauma centers. METHODS: As a conglomerate hospital at two locations, we are cooperating with two external geriatric clinics...
July 17, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704160/assessment-of-tribal-bison-worker-hazards-using-trusted-research-facilitators
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Ellen Duysen, Kelsey Irvine, Aaron Yoder, Christina Topliff, Clayton Kelling, Shireen Rajaram
OBJECTIVES: Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Within agriculture, livestock handling is particularly dangerous. While injury and fatality rates for bison handlers have not been reported, workers in many of the newly established tribal bison herds have limited safety training and animal handling experience, making this a vulnerable workforce. Veterinarians and herd managers, working with tribal bison herds, recognized the need for improvement in the working environment and for worker safety training...
2017: Journal of Agromedicine
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