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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069119/do-combined-pharmacist-and-prescriber-efforts-on-medication-reconciliation-reduce-postdischarge-patient-emergency-department-visits-and-hospital-readmissions
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Michelle Baker, Chaim M Bell, Wei Xiong, Edward Etchells, Peter G Rossos, Kaveh G Shojania, Kelly Lane, Tim Tripp, Mary Lam, Kimindra Tiwana, Derek Leong, Gary Wong, Jin-Hyeun Huh Huh, Emily Musing, Olavo Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Although medication reconciliation (Med Rec) has demonstrated a reduction in potential adverse drug events, its effect on hospital readmissions remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of an interprofessional Med Rec bundle from admission to discharge on patient emergency department visits and hospital readmissions (hospital visits). METHODS: The design was a retrospective, cohort study. Patients discharged from general internal medicine over a 57-month interval were identified through administrative databases...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887032/electrostatic-differences-a-possible-source-for-the-functional-differences-between-mcf7-and-brain-microtubules
#2
Mitra Shojania Feizabadi, Brandon Rosario, Marcos A V Hernandez
Recent studies suggested a link between diversity of beta tubulin isotypes in microtubule structures and the regulatory roles that they play not only on microtubules' intrinsic dynamic, but also on the translocation characteristics of some of the molecular motors along microtubules. Remarkably, unlike porcine brain microtubules, MCF7 microtubules are structured from a different beta tubulin distribution. These types of cancer microtubules show a relatively stable and slow dynamic. In addition, the translocation parameters of some molecular motors are distinctly different along MCF7 as compared to those parameters on brain microtubules...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877926/effectiveness-of-quality-improvement-strategies-for-the-management-of-ckd-a-meta-analysis
#3
Samuel A Silver, Chaim M Bell, Glenn M Chertow, Prakesh S Shah, Kaveh Shojania, Ron Wald, Ziv Harel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Quality improvement interventions have enhanced care for other chronic illnesses, but their effectiveness for patients with CKD is unknown. We sought to determine the effects of quality improvement strategies on clinical outcomes in adult patients with nondialysis-requiring CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a systematic review of randomized trials, searching Medline and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care database from January of 2003 to April of 2015...
October 6, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797395/organizing-pneumonia-in-an-adult-with-chronic-recurrent-noninfectious-osteomyelitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Tiffany A Winstone, Robert D Levy, Kamran Shojania, Darra Murphy, Andrew Churg, Chris Ryerson
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder primarily of children and adolescents that is characterized by multifocal nonpyogenic relapsing and remitting inflammatory bone lesions. Pulmonary abnormalities are rarely associated with CRMO, with two reported cases of consolidation on chest CT that occurred in children. We present a case of organizing pneumonia in an adult patient with CRMO. The concurrent worsening of pulmonary and bone disease suggests that CRMO may be a rare cause of organizing pneumonia...
August 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746138/faculty-resident-co-learning-a-longitudinal-exploration-of-an-innovative-model-for-faculty-development-in-quality-improvement
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Brian M Wong, Joanne Goldman, Jeannette M Goguen, Christian Base, Leahora Rotteau, Elaine Van Melle, Ayelet Kuper, Kaveh G Shojania
PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness of co-learning, wherein faculty and trainees learn together, as a novel approach for building quality improvement (QI) faculty capacity. METHOD: From July 2012 through September 2015, the authors conducted 30 semistructured interviews with 23 faculty participants from the Co-Learning QI Curriculum of the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and collected descriptive data on faculty participation and resident evaluations of teaching effectiveness...
August 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668805/-rheum-to-improve-quality-improvement-in-outpatient-rheumatology
#6
Shirley L Chow, Kaveh G Shojania
The commitment to improve care processes and patient outcomes is a professional mandate for clinicians and is also seen as an operational priority for institutions. Quality improvement now figures in the accreditation of training programs, specialty examinations, and hospital scorecards. Rheumatologists have traditionally focused primarily on quality problems such as guideline adherence; however, improvement goals should also include other aspects of care that are helpful to patients and are professionally rewarding for practitioners...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327183/modeling-multi-mutation-and-drug-resistance-analysis-of-some-case-studies
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Mitra Shojania Feizabadi
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced resistance is one the major obstacles that may lead to therapeutic failure during cancer treatment. Different genetic alterations occur when tumor cells divide. Among new generations of tumor cells, some may express intrinsic resistance to a specific chemotherapeutic agent. Also, some tumor cells may carry a gene that can develop resistance induced by the therapeutic drug. The methods by which the therapeutic approaches need to be revised in the occurrence of drug induced resistance is still being explored...
March 21, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228469/root-cause-analysis-swatting-at-mosquitoes-versus-draining-the-swamp
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EDITORIAL
Patricia Trbovich, Kaveh G Shojania
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172519/rna-seq-analysis-of-gene-expression-viral-pathogen-and-b-cell-t-cell-receptor-signatures-in-complex-chronic-disease
#9
Jerome Bouquet, Jennifer L Gardy, Scott Brown, Jacob Pfeil, Ruth R Miller, Muhammad Morshed, Antonio Avina-Zubieta, Kam Shojania, Mark McCabe, Shoshana Parker, Miguel Uyaguari, Scot Federman, Patrick Tang, Ted Steiner, Michael Otterstater, Rob Holt, Richard Moore, Charles Y Chiu, David M Patrick
Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains poorly understood. Although infections are speculated to trigger the syndrome, a specific infectious agent and underlying pathophysiological mechanism remain elusive. In a previous study, we described similar clinical phenotypes in CFS patients and alternatively diagnosed chronic Lyme syndrome (ADCLS) patients—individuals diagnosed with Lyme disease by testing from private Lyme specialty laboratories but who test negative by reference 2-tiered serologic analysis...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131842/mcf7-microtubules-cancer-microtubules-with-relatively-slow-and-stable-dynamic-in%C3%A2-vitro
#10
Mitra Shojania Feizabadi, Brandon Rosario
There is known to be significant diversity of β-tubulin isoforms in cells. However, whether the functions of microtubules that are polymerized from different distributions of beta isotypes become distinct from one another are still being explored. Of particular interest, recent studies have identified the role that different beta tubulin isotypes carry in regulating the functions of some of the molecular motors along MCF7, or breast cancer, microtubules. That being said, how the specific distribution of beta tubulin isotypes impacts the MCF7 microtubules' dynamic is not well understood...
March 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040245/the-rising-prevalence-and-incidence-of-gout-in-british-columbia-canada-population-based-trends-from-2000-to-2012
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Sharan K Rai, J Antonio Aviña-Zubieta, Natalie McCormick, Mary A De Vera, Kam Shojania, Eric C Sayre, Hyon K Choi
OBJECTIVES: Gout is increasingly recognized as the most common form of inflammatory arthritis worldwide; however, no Canadian data on the disease burden of gout are available. We estimated the prevalence, incidence, prescription patterns, and comorbidity burden of gout in an entire Canadian province [British Columbia (BC)] over the last decade. METHODS: We utilized PopulationData BC, a province-wide database, to estimate temporal trends in the prevalence and incidence of gout from 2000 to 2012, as well as according to age category...
February 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986900/a-primer-on-pdsa-executing-plan-do-study-act-cycles-in-practice-not-just-in-name
#12
Jerome A Leis, Kaveh G Shojania
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733444/estimating-deaths-due-to-medical-error-the-ongoing-controversy-and-why-it-matters
#13
Kaveh G Shojania, Mary Dixon-Woods
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700976/building-bridges-to-integrate-care-bridges-incubating-health-service-innovation-across-the-continuum-of-care-for-patients-with-multiple-chronic-conditions
#14
Onil Bhattacharyya, Michael Schull, Kaveh Shojania, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Gary Naglie, Fiona Webster, Ricardo Brandao, Tamara Mohammed, Jennifer Christian, Gillian Hawker, Lynn Wilson, Wendy Levinson
Integrating care for people with complex needs is challenging. Indeed, evidence of solutions is mixed, and therefore, well-designed, shared evaluation approaches are needed to create cumulative learning. The Toronto-based Building Bridges to Integrate Care (BRIDGES) collaborative provided resources to refine and test nine new models linking primary, hospital and community care. It used mixed methods, a cross-project meta-evaluation and shared outcome measures. Given the range of skills required to develop effective interventions, a novel incubator was used to test and spread opportunities for system integration that included operational expertise and support for evaluation and process improvement...
2016: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590585/distinctions-between-dynamic-characteristics-of-the-single-eg5-motor-protein-along-neural-vs-cancerous-microtubules
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mitra Shojania Feizabadi, Yonggun Jun, J N Babu Reddy
The kinesin 5 motor contributes critically to mitosis, and is often upregulated in cancer. In vitro motility studies of kinesin 5 moving along bovine brain microtubules indicate that the motors have limited processivity. Cancer cells have abnormal mitotic behavior, so one might wonder whether the functional properties of kinesin 5 change in such a background. Because there could be multiple unknown changes in cancerous vs normal cells, we chose to address this question in a controlled in vitro environment...
September 30, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503105/the-contribution-of-the-c-terminal-tails-of-microtubules-in-altering-the-force-production-specifications-of-multiple-kinesin-1
#16
Mitra Shojania Feizabadi
The extent to which beta tubulin isotypes contribute to the function of microtubules and the microtubule-driven transport of molecular motors is poorly understood. The major differences in these isotypes are associated with the structure of their C-terminal tails. Recent studies have revealed a few aspects of the C-terminal tails' regulatory role on the activities of some of the motor proteins on a single-molecule level. However, little attention is given to the degree to which the function of a team of motor proteins can be altered by the microtubule's tail...
September 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378510/do-physicians-clean-their-hands-insights-from-a-covert-observational-study
#17
Adam Kovacs-Litman, Kimberly Wong, Kaveh G Shojania, Sandra Callery, Mary Vearncombe, Jerome A Leis
Physicians are notorious for poor hand hygiene (HH) compliance. We wondered if lower performance by physicians compared with other health professionals might reflect differences in the Hawthorne effect. We introduced covert HH observers to see if performance differences between physicians and nurses decreased and to gain further insights into physician HH behaviors. Following training and validation with a hospital HH auditor, 2 students covertly measured HH during clinical rotations. Students rotated off clinical services every week to increase exposure to different providers and minimize risk of exposing the covert observation...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27354676/improving-patient-centred-care-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Nick Bansback, Kam Shojania, Diane Lacaille
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207352/experiences-from-a-combined-dermatology-and-rheumatology-clinic-a-retrospective-review
#19
Michael Samycia, Collette McCourt, Kam Shojania, Sheila Au
BACKGROUND: The Dermatology and Rheumatology Treatment Clinic is a novel multidisciplinary clinic where patients are concomitantly assessed by a rheumatologist and dermatologist. OBJECTIVES: To determine the number of patients seen in clinic, patient demographics, and most common diagnoses. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed over a 2-year period. Data collected included patient age, sex, dermatologic diagnosis, rheumatologic diagnosis, biopsies performed, and number of follow-up visits...
September 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27139052/patient-safety-at-the-crossroads
#20
Tejal K Gandhi, Donald M Berwick, Kaveh G Shojania
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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