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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789960/cutaneous-manifestations-of-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Cory J Pettit, Katherine Mazurek, Benjamin Kaffenberger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Post-transplant infections present a formidable challenge to the physician due to their varied presentation. Many of these infections begin by inoculation following skin compromise or disseminate to the skin hematogenously, making cutaneous manifestations of infection an important diagnostic clue in the immunocompromised. Quality research in this field is lacking, and this articles seeks to review the literature and present a guide to physicians in order for them to suspect certain infections by their cutaneous presentation...
May 22, 2018: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784902/physician-practice-patterns-and-barriers-to-counselling-on-physical-activity-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
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Amy Pang, Sarangan Lingham, Weina Zhao, Stephanie Leduc, Agnès Räkel, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Sunita Mathur, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira
BACKGROUND Many solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients fail to meet the recommended physical activity (PA) levels. "Physician recommendation" has previously been reported by SOT recipients as a key facilitator to being more physically active. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of Canadian SOT physicians providing PA counselling and identify barriers to including such counselling as part of the SOT recipients' routine care. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional web-based survey study to evaluate physicians' PA counselling practices, including the prevalence and barriers to such practice...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776675/risk-factors-for-near-miss-events-and-safety-incidents-in-pediatric-radiation-therapy
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Nimrah Baig, Jiangxia Wang, Shereef Elnahal, Todd McNutt, Jean Wright, Theodore DeWeese, Stephanie Terezakis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Factors contributing to safety- or quality-related incidents (e.g. variances) in children are unknown. We identified clinical and RT treatment variables associated with risk for variances in a pediatric cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using our institution's incident learning system, 81 patients age ≤21 years old who experienced variances were compared to 191 pediatric patients without variances. Clinical and RT treatment variables were evaluated as potential predictors for variances using univariate and multivariate analyses...
May 15, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776621/relationship-between-sleep-duration-and-self-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-among-us-adults-with-or-without-major-chronic-diseases-2014
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Yong Liu, Anne G Wheaton, Janet B Croft, Fang Xu, Timothy J Cunningham, Kurt J Greenlund
OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between sleep duration and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with or without chronic conditions. METHODS: Using the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we analyzed self-reported data from adult respondents aged ≥18 years with (n=277,757, unhealthy group) and without (n=172,052. healthy group) reported history of any of nine chronic conditions (coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, depression, chronic kidney disease)...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759258/improving-maternal-safety-at-scale-with-the-mentor-model-of-collaborative-improvement
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Elliott K Main, Ravi Dhurjati, Valerie Cape, Julie Vasher, Anisha Abreo, Shen-Chih Chang, Jeffrey B Gould
BACKGROUND: Obstetric safety bundles, consisting of action steps shown to improve outcomes, have been developed to address the most common and preventable causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Implementing these best practices across all birthing facilities remains an important and challenging clinical and public health priority. METHODS: The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) developed an innovative external mentor model for large-scale collaborative improvement in which participating organizations were subdivided into small teams of six to eight hospitals, led by a paired dyad of physician and nurse leaders...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756070/reducing-severe-hypoglycaemia-in-hospitalised-patients-with-diabetes-early-outcomes-of-standardised-reporting-and-management
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Katherine A Araque, Deepak K Kadayakkara, Nino Gigauri, Diane Sheehan, Sachin Majumdar, Gregory Buller, Clare A Flannery
Background: Severe hypoglycaemic events (HGEs) in hospitalised patients are associated with poor outcomes and prolonged hospitalization. Systematic, coordinated care is required for acute management and prevention of HGEs; however, studies evaluating quality control efforts are scarce. Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of system-based interventions to improve management response to HGEs. Methods: System-based interventions were designed and implemented following a root cause analysis of HGE in adult patients with diabetes from two general medical wards with the highest incidence of HGE...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743939/review-of-attacks-on-health-care-facilities-in-six-conflicts-of-the-past-three-decades
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REVIEW
Carolyn Briody, Leonard Rubenstein, Les Roberts, Eamon Penney, William Keenan, Jeffrey Horbar
Background: In the ongoing conflicts of Syria and Yemen, there have been widespread reports of attacks on health care facilities and personnel. Tabulated evidence does suggest hospital bombings in Syria and Yemen are far higher than reported in other conflicts but it is unclear if this is a reporting artefact. Objective: This article examines attacks on health care facilities in conflicts in six middle- to high- income countries that have occurred over the past three decades to try and determine if attacks have become more common, and to assess the different methods used to collect data on attacks...
2018: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726421/facilitating-the-information-exchange-using-a-modular-electronic-discharge-summary
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Kerstin Denecke, Pascal A Dittli, Niveadha Kanagarasa, Stephan Nüssli
BACKGROUND: Discharge summaries are a standard communication tool delivering important clinical information from inpatient to ambulatory care. To ensure a high quality, correctness and completeness, the generation process is time consuming. It requires also contributions of multiple persons. This is problematic since the primary care provider needs the information from the discharge summary for continuing the intended treatment. To address this challenge, we developed a concept for exchanging a modular electronic discharge summary...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724704/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-smartphone-based-telemonitoring-program-for-patients-with-heart-failure-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Patrick Ware, Heather J Ross, Joseph A Cafazzo, Audrey Laporte, Emily Seto
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses of telemonitoring for patients with heart failure conclude that it can lower the utilization of health services and improve health outcomes compared with the standard of care. A smartphone-based telemonitoring program is being implemented as part of the standard of care at a specialty care clinic for patients with heart failure in Toronto, Canada. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are to (1) evaluate the impact of the telemonitoring program on health service utilization, patient health outcomes, and their ability to self-care; (2) identify the contextual barriers and facilitators of implementation at the physician, clinic, and institutional level; (3) describe patient usage patterns to determine adherence and other behaviors in the telemonitoring program; and (4) evaluate the costs associated with implementation of the telemonitoring program from the perspective of the health care system (ie, public payer), hospital, and patient...
May 3, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724486/computer-based-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-epilepsy-related-health-variables-and-their-impact-on-treatment-decision
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Melanie Bergmann, Manuela Prieschl, Gerald Walser, Gerhard Luef, Gerhard Rumpold, Iris Unterberger
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) with focus on epilepsy-specific quality of life, psychiatric and psychosocial burden, drug side effects, and patient satisfaction via the Computer-based Health Evaluation System (CHES) and to evaluate their impact on treatment regimen. METHODS: Forty consecutive patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy undergoing prolonged video-electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring at the Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University were included and randomized to an intervention group (questionnaire results accessible to the physicians) and a control group (questionnaire results inaccessible to the physicians)...
April 30, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713501/management-of-recurrent-or-metastatic-thyroid-cancer
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Makoto Tahara
Recently, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have become available for the treatment of recurrent or metastatic thyroid cancer. However, a number of clinical challenges that impact the use of VEGFR-targeted TKI in daily clinical practice have arisen. Toxicity is considerable, to the extent that most physicians hesitate to start VEGFR-targeted TKI and prefer to continue a watch-and-wait approach until the patient's disease markedly worsens. This delayed use of VEGFR-targeted TKI leads to a higher incidence of serious adverse events than was reported in clinical trials...
2018: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708224/neurologic-provider-views-on-patient-reported-outcomes-including-depression-screening
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Irene L Katzan, Nicolas R Thompson, Cheryl Dunphy, John Urchek, Brittany Lapin
Background: We sought to assess neurologic provider satisfaction with the systematic electronic collection of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for both disease-specific measures and depression screening (Patient Health Questionnaire [PHQ-9]). Methods: A web-based survey was sent to 299 staff physicians and advanced practice providers on the staff email list of a large group neurologic practice, of whom 206 used the PROM system. The survey consisted of 11 questions with Likert response options regarding perceived usefulness of PROM collection; usefulness of PROM data for clinical care, quality, and research activities according to provider age group and type; and perceived usefulness between disease-specific information and the PHQ-9 depression screen...
April 2018: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678084/front-line-physicians-satisfaction-with-information-systems-in-hospitals
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Laura-Maria Peltonen, Kristiina Junttila, Sanna Salanterä
Day-to-day operations management in hospital units is difficult due to continuously varying situations, several actors involved and a vast number of information systems in use. The aim of this study was to describe front-line physicians' satisfaction with existing information systems needed to support the day-to-day operations management in hospitals. A cross-sectional survey was used and data chosen with stratified random sampling were collected in nine hospitals. Data were analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistical methods...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678045/approach-towards-an-evidence-oriented-knowledge-and-data-acquisition-for-the-optimization-of-interdisciplinary-care-in-dentistry-and-general-medicine
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Max W Seitz, Christian Haux, Petra Knaup, Ingrid Schubert, Stefan Listl
Associations between dental and chronic-systemic diseases were observed frequently in medical research, however the findings of this research have so far found little relevance in everyday clinical treatment. Major problems are the assessment of evidence for correlations between such diseases and how to integrate current medical knowledge into the intersectoral care of dentists and general practitioners. On the example of dental and chronic-systemic diseases, the Dent@Prevent project develops an interdisciplinary decision support system (DSS), which provides the specialists with information relevant for the treatment of such cases...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667890/novel-quality-indicators-for-radiologists-interpreting-abdominopelvic-ct-images-risk-adjusted-outcomes-among-emergency-department-patients-with-right-lower-quadrant-pain
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Matthew S Davenport, Shokoufeh Khalatbari, James H Ellis, Richard H Cohan, Suzanne T Chong, Keith E Kocher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether individual radiologists are predictive of important relevant health outcomes among emergency department (ED) patients undergoing abdominopelvic CT for right lower quadrant pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-institution retrospective cohort study included 2169 patients undergoing abdominopelvic CT for right lower quadrant pain in the ED from February 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. CT examinations were interpreted by 15 radiologists (four emergency, 11 abdominal) who each reported on more than 70 CT examinations in the cohort...
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667017/underestimated-prevalence-of-heart-failure-in-hospital-inpatients-a-comparison-of-icd-codes-and-discharge-letter-information
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Mathias Kaspar, Georg Fette, Gülmisal Güder, Lea Seidlmayer, Maximilian Ertl, Georg Dietrich, Helmut Greger, Frank Puppe, Stefan Störk
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is the predominant cause of hospitalization and amongst the leading causes of death in Germany. However, accurate estimates of prevalence and incidence are lacking. Reported figures originating from different information sources are compromised by factors like economic reasons or documentation quality. METHODS: We implemented a clinical data warehouse that integrates various information sources (structured parameters, plain text, data extracted by natural language processing) and enables reliable approximations to the real number of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664759/characteristics-of-medical-professional-liability-claims-in-pediatric-orthopedics
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Jessica Burns, M Wade Shrader, Carla Boan, Mohan Belthur
OBJECTIVES: Medical malpractice is burdensome to the U.S. healthcare system. The following is an epidemiological analysis of the closed medical professional liability (MPL) claims in pediatric orthopedics using data maintained by the Physician Insurers Association of America. METHODS: The Physician Insurers Association of America registry of MPL claims from 1985 to 2013 for all specialties included 286,021 closed claims in the United States. All closed MPL claims for orthopedic surgery in patients younger than 18 years were retrospectively reviewed (N = 2,671)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662915/patient-perspectives-of-midlevel-providers-in-orthopaedic-sports-medicine
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Blaine T Manning, Daniel D Bohl, Charles P Hannon, Michael L Redondo, David R Christian, Brian Forsythe, Shane J Nho, Bernard R Bach
Background: Midlevel providers (eg, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) have been integrated into orthopaedic systems of care in response to the increasing demand for musculoskeletal care. Few studies have examined patient perspectives toward midlevel providers in orthopaedic sports medicine. Purpose: To identify perspectives of orthopaedic sports medicine patients regarding midlevel providers, including optimal scope of practice, reimbursement equity with physicians, and importance of the physician's midlevel provider to patients when initially selecting a physician...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628404/when-the-reading-room-meets-the-team-room-resident-perspectives-from-radiology-and-internal-medicine-on-the-effect-of-personal-communication-after-implementing-a-resident-led-radiology-rounds
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Andrew J Klobuka, John Lee, Raquel Buranosky, Matthew Heller
OBJECTIVE: Current radiology and internal medicine (IM) residents have trained to varying degrees depending on program in the post picture archiving and communication systems implementation era and thus have largely missed out on the benefits of in-person, 2-way communication between radiologists and consulting clinicians. The purpose of this study is to broadly explore resident perspectives from these groups on the desire for personal contact between radiologists and referring physicians and the effect of improved contact on clinical practice...
February 13, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622008/factors-associated-with-internal-medicine-physician-job-attitudes-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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David C Mohr, Jennifer L Eaton, Mark Meterko, Kelly L Stolzmann, Joseph D Restuccia
BACKGROUND: US healthcare organizations increasingly use physician satisfaction and attitudes as a key performance indicator. Further, many health care organizations also have an academically oriented mission. Physician involvement in research and teaching may lead to more positive workplace attitudes, with subsequent decreases in turnover and beneficial impact on patient care. This article aimed to understand the influence of time spent on academic activities and perceived quality of care in relation to job attitudes among internal medicine physicians in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
April 5, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
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