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Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Rebecca L Gunter, Kyla M Bennett, Lola Awoyinka, Shahrose Rahman, Caprice C Greenberg, K Craig Kent
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) represent a significant public health problem as the most common nosocomial infection and a leading cause of unplanned hospital readmissions among surgical patients. Many develop following hospital discharge and often go unrecognized by patients. Telemedicine offers the opportunity to leverage the mobile technology to remotely monitor wound recovery in the transitional period between hospital discharge and routine clinic follow-up. However, many existing telemedicine platforms are episodic, replacing routine follow-up, rather than equipped for continued monitoring; they include only low-risk patient populations and those who already have access to and comfort with the necessary technology; and transmit no visual information...
February 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225527/neuro-trauma-or-med-surg-intensive-care-unit-does-it-matter-where-multiple-injuries-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-are-admitted-secondary-analysis-of-the-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multi-institutional-trials-committee-decompressive
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Sarah Lombardo, Thomas Scalea, Jason Sperry, Raul Coimbra, Gary Vercruysse, Toby Enniss, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raminder Nirula
INTRODUCTION: Patients with nontraumatic acute intracranial pathology benefit from neurointensivist care. Similarly, trauma patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI) fare better when treated by a dedicated trauma team. No study has yet evaluated the role of specialized neurocritical (NICU) and trauma intensive care units (TICU) in the management of TBI patients, and it remains unclear which TBI patients are best served in NICU, TICU, or general (Med/Surg) ICU. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trials Committee (AAST-MITC) decompressive craniectomy study...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224400/multimodality-imaging-of-pediatric-airways-disease-indication-and-technique
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REVIEW
Nicola Stagnaro, Francesca Rizzo, Michele Torre, Giuseppe Cittadini, GianMichele Magnano
Congenital and acquired airway anomalies represent a relatively common albeit diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, even for the most skilled operators in dedicated centers. Airway malformations encompass a wide spectrum of pathologies involving the larynx, trachea and bronchi, esophagus, mediastinal vessels. These developmental lesions are often isolated but the association of two or more anomalies is not infrequent. From the traditional chest X-ray to the newest applications of Optical Coherence Tomography, non- or mini-invasive diagnostic techniques represent useful tools to integrate invasive procedures...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224346/dedication-increases-productivity-an-analysis-of-the-implementation-of-a-dedicated-medical-team-in-the-emergency-department
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Pedro Ramos, José Artur Paiva
BACKGROUND: In several European countries, emergency departments (EDs) now employ a dedicated team of full-time emergency medicine (EM) physicians, with a distinct leadership and bed-side emergency training, in all similar to other hospital departments. In Portugal, however, there are still two very different models for staffing EDs: a classic model, where EDs are mostly staffed with young inexperienced physicians from different medical departments who take turns in the ED in 12-h shifts and a dedicated model, recently implemented in some hospitals, where the ED is staffed by a team of doctors with specific medical competencies in emergency medicine that work full-time in the ED...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222728/looking-forward-to-the-next-15-years-innovation-and-new-pathways-for-research-in-health-equity
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EDITORIAL
Ana Lorena Ruano, Efrat Shadmi, John Furler, Krishna Rao, Miguel San Sebastián, Manuela Villar Uribe, Leiyu Shi
Since our launch in 2002, the International Journal for Equity in Health (IJEqH) has furthered our collective understanding of equity in health and health services by providing a platform on which academics and practitioners can share their work. Today, we celebrate our fifteenth anniversary with an article collection that presents a call for new and novel research in equity in health and we invite our authors to use new approaches and methods, and to focus on emerging areas of research related to health equity in order to set the stage for the next fifteen years of health equity research...
February 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219333/uk-national-clinical-audit-management-of-pregnancies-in-women-with-hiv
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S Raffe, H Curtis, P Tookey, H Peters, A Freedman, Y Gilleece
BACKGROUND: The potential for HIV transmission between a pregnant woman and her unborn child was first recognized in 1982. Since then a complex package of measures to reduce risk has been developed. This project aims to review UK management of HIV in pregnancy as part of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) audit programme. METHODS: The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood (NSHPC), a population-based surveillance study, provided data for pregnancies with an expected delivery date from 1/1/13 - 30/6/14...
February 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216092/health-care-professionals-perceptions-of-a-community-based-virtual-ward-medicines-management-service-a-qualitative-study
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Andrew Kirkcaldy, Barbara A Jack, Louise C Cope
This article describes a qualitative research study using focus groups to explore the views and experiences of a medicines management team (MMT) on the service they deliver within a 'Virtual Ward' (VW); and those of the wider multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals on the service provided by the MMT. Several themes emerged from the focus groups, including impact on patients and carers, team working and issues and challenges. A dedicated MMT was seen as a positive contribution to the VW, which potentially increased the quality of patient care, and appeared to be a positive experience for both the MM and wider multidisciplinary team...
February 3, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210525/ransomware-minimizing-the-risks
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Justin Pope
This ongoing column is dedicated to providing information to our readers on managing legal risks associated with medical practice. We invite questions from our readers. The answers are provided by PRMS, Inc. (www.prms.com), a manager of medical professional liability insurance programs with services that include risk management consultation, education and onsite risk management audits, and other resources to healthcare providers to help improve patient outcomes and reduce professional liability risk. The answers published in this column represent those of only one risk management consulting company...
November 2016: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166662/-ischemic-origin-of-diabetic-foot-disease-epidemiology-difficulties-of-diagnosis-options-for-prevention-and-revascularization
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Endre Kolossváry, Zoltán Bánsághi, Gábor Viktor Szabó, Zoltán Járai, Katalin Farkas
"Diabetic foot" as definition covers a multifactorial clinical condition. According to the recent epidemiological data, the role of lower limb ischemia is getting more influential over other pathological causes, like neuropathy, infections and bone or soft tissue deformity. In diabetes, vascular disease leads to increased risk for leg ulcers and minor or major amputations. The traditional diagnostic tools for recognition of peripheral arterial disease have limited value because of diabetes specific clinical manifestations...
February 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166593/impact-of-rare-bleeding-disorders-during-pregnancy-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-review-of-29-pregnancies-at-a-single-center
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Gokcen Orgul, Fatih Aktoz, M Sinan Beksac
Objective This study aims to give information about the relationship between different types of factor deficiencies and maternal/obstetric outcomes. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of eight women with factor deficiency disorders. The demographic and clinical features of the patients after their last pregnancies were registered retrospectively. Results There were 29 pregnancies among the 8 patients. The spontaneous abortion rate was relatively high in two patients with factor XIII deficiency (80% and 57...
February 6, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166435/adverse-events-during-inter-hospital-transports-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Anders Ericsson, Björn Frenckner, L Mikael Broman
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may be a lifesaving rescue therapy in refractory, severe respiratory, and/or circulatory failure. To provide the best cost efficiency to the population served and patient outcome, ECMO therapy should be provided by specialized high volume ECMO centers. This requires dedicated transport teams to organize and perform these complex transports. Concerning adverse events and complications during these transfers, only a minimal amount of data has been published...
February 6, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159434/-and-if-it-happened-to-children-adapting-medical-care-during-terrorist-attacks-with-multiple-pediatric-victims
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L Alix-Séguin, N Lodé, G Orliaguet, E Chamorro, F Kerroué, C Lorge, A Moreira
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management...
January 31, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156578/piloting-survivorship-care-planning-with-the-metastatic-breast-cancer-patient
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Catherine Saiki, Jane Zorzi, Vered Stearns, Antonio C Wolff
: 146 Background: Emotional distress and poor symptom management are highly prevalent among patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). A high disease burden can further negatively impact these patients' quality of life. To address the evolving survivorship needs in their trajectory from initial diagnosis of advanced disease to end-of-life care, patients with MBC require prompt assessment, reevaluation, and specialized support services. Limited survivorship resources are devoted to this patient population and greater attention to their needs is warranted...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156465/experience-with-palliative-sedation-ps-in-an-inpatient-oncology-setting
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Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes, Pedro Luiz Serrano Uson Junior, Patricia Taranto, Monique Sedlmaier Franca, Daniel Eiger, Rodrigo Coutinho Mariano, David Hui, Auro Del Giglio
: 63 Background: Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of the use of PS in cancer patients who died at our comprehensive cancer center between March 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014. PS was defined as the use of continuous infusion of midazolam or neuroleptics for refractory symptoms as stated in the progress notes...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156434/earlier-access-to-palliative-medicine-an-experience-of-integration-into-a-community-oncology-practice
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Jacqueline Matthews
: 92 Background: A growing body of evidence supports the integration of palliative care as a standard for comprehensive cancer care. Through our experience as an inpatient palliative care provider, with 50% of our population having advanced cancer, we recognized the value proposition to provide continuity in the outpatient setting. Innovative Care Solutions developed a partnership with a large, community oncology program late 2015 for a palliative care multidisciplinary team to be embedded into one location of their practice...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152931/timeliness-of-care-delivery-for-lung-cancer-patients-in-a-vertically-integrated-health-care-system
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Erin Elizabeth Hahn
: 127 Background: A Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC) organizational goal is to achieve optimal timeliness of cancer care delivery. The purpose of this report is to present a process used for a multi-disciplinary physician led performance improvement exercise at the at the Los Angeles Medical Center and share initial learnings. METHODS: A CME approved Performance Improvement (PI) program to examine timeliness of care delivery for newly diagnosed patients with lung cancer was created for physicians...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152822/the-value-of-secondary-pathology-review
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Tinisha L Mayo, Tracy E Spinks, Richard Cheney, Peiguo Chu, Harry S Cooper, Suzanne Dintzis, Hormoz Ehya, Christopher D Fletcher, Amy Gerwirtz, Anthony Martin Magliocco, Sue Ellen Martin, Andrew E Rosenberg, Andy Sherrod, Lee K Tan, Brent L Wood, Ronald Stewart Walters
: 6 Background: Improving the value of cancer care is a major focus for the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC). Looking to align with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) initiative to "Develop and deploy approaches to identify, learn from, and reduce diagnostic errors and near misses in clinical practice," the ADCC implemented a study to examine the clinical impact of expert secondary pathology review. The goal of this project was to: 1) demonstrate the value of secondary review of outside pathological specimens by ADCC subspecialty pathologists in identifying significant errors that can potentially impact treatment; and 2) create an opportunity to improve patient cancer care...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143449/cancers-of-unknown-primary-diagnosed-during-hospitalization-a-population-based-study
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William Jones, Gwen Allardice, Iona Scott, Karin Oien, David Brewster, David S Morrison
BACKGROUND: Cancers of Unknown Primary (CUP) are the 3-4(th) most common causes of cancer death and recent clinical guidelines recommend that patients should be directed to a team dedicated to their care. Our aim was to inform the care of patients diagnosed with CUP during hospital admission. METHODS: Descriptive study using hospital admissions (Scottish Morbidity Record 01) linked to cancer registrations (ICD-10 C77-80) and death records from 1998 to 2011 in West of Scotland, UK (population 2...
January 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118176/effects-of-introduction-of-an-inflammatory-bowel-disease-nurse-position-on-the-quality-of-delivered-care
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Sofie Coenen, Ellen Weyts, Séverine Vermeire, Marc Ferrante, Maja Noman, Vera Ballet, Kris Vanhaecht, Gert Van Assche
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic gastrointestinal conditions requiring long-term outpatient follow-up, ideally by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team. In this team, the IBD nurse is the key point of access for education, advice, and support. We investigated the effect of the introduction of an IBD nurse on the quality of care delivered. METHODS: In September 2014, an IBD nurse position was instituted in our tertiary referral center...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117813/setting-up-a-stroke-team-algorithm-and-conducting-simulation-based-training-in-the-emergency-department-a-practical-guide
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Damla Tahtali, Ferdinand Bohmann, Peter Rostek, Marlies Wagner, Helmuth Steinmetz, Waltraud Pfeilschifter
Time is of the essence when caring for an acute stroke patient. The ultimate goal is to restore blood flow to the ischemic brain. This can be achieved by either thrombolysis with recombinant tissue-plasminogen activator (rt-PA), the standard therapy for stroke patients who present within the first hours of symptom onset without contraindications, or by an endovascular approach, if a proximal brain vessel occlusion is detected. As the efficacy of both therapies declines over time, every minute saved along the way will improve the patient's outcome...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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