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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223193/quality-indicators-for-evaluating-prehospital-emergency-care-a-scoping-review
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Ian Howard, Peter Cameron, Lee Wallis, Maaret Castren, Veronica Lindstrom
Introduction Historically, the quality and performance of prehospital emergency care (PEC) has been assessed largely based on surrogate, non-clinical endpoints such as response time intervals or other crude measures of care (eg, stakeholder satisfaction). However, advances in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems and services world-wide have seen their scope and reach continue to expand. This has dictated that novel measures of performance be implemented to compliment this growth. Significant progress has been made in this area, largely in the form of the development of evidence-informed quality indicators (QIs) of PEC...
December 10, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221278/mitral-valve-repair-versus-replacement-in-elderly-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Xiaoke Shang, Rong Lu, Mei Liu, Shuna Xiao, Nianguo Dong
Background: Although mitral valve repair (MVP) is generally accepted as the standard treatment for mitral valve disease, in older patients, there is increasing debate about whether MVP is superior to mitral valve replacement (MVR). We, therefore, performed a meta-analysis to compare MVP vs. MVR in the elderly population. Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Scopus up to February 2017 and scrutinized the references of relevant literatures...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219906/targeted-interventions-to-advance-a-culture-of-inquiry-at-a-large-multicampus-hospital-among-nurses
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Eileen J Carter, Reynaldo R Rivera, Kelly A Gallagher, Kenrick D Cato
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assist nurse leaders in developing innovative structures to foster a culture of inquiry among professional nurses. BACKGROUND: Critical to nurse's engagement in evidence-based practice (EBP) is a culture of inquiry, in which nurses critically evaluate patient care activities and actively review existing evidence to address identified clinical issues. A bundle of structural interventions was implemented across a large, multisite hospital to advance a culture of inquiry...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212522/a-systematic-review-of-neonatal-treatment-intensity-scores-and-their-potential-application-in-low-resource-setting-hospitals-for-predicting-mortality-morbidity-and-estimating-resource-use
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Jalemba Aluvaala, Gary S Collins, Michuki Maina, James A Berkley, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Treatment intensity scores can predict mortality and estimate resource use. They may therefore be of interest for essential neonatal care in low resource settings where neonatal mortality remains high. We sought to systematically review neonatal treatment intensity scores to (1) assess the level of evidence on predictive performance in predicting clinical outcomes and estimating resource utilisation and (2) assess the applicability of the identified models to decision making for neonatal care in low resource settings...
December 7, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209120/laparoscopic-vs-open-hepatectomy-for-hepatolithiasis-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Hui Li, Jun Zheng, Jian-Ye Cai, Shi-Hui Li, Jun-Bin Zhang, Xiao-Ming Wang, Gui-Hua Chen, Yang Yang, Gen-Shu Wang
AIM: To perform a meta-analysis on laparoscopic hepatectomy VS conventional liver resection for treating hepatolithiasis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Library, and undertook a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic hepatectomy VS conventional open liver resection for local hepatolithiasis in the left or right lobe. Intraoperative and postoperative outcomes (time, estimated blood loss, blood transfusion rate, postoperative intestinal function recovery time, length of hospital stay, postoperative complication rate, initial residual stone, final residual stone and stone recurrence) were analyzed systematically...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208749/development-of-anti-virulence-approaches-for-candidiasis-via-a-novel-series-of-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-candida-albicans-filamentation
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Jesus A Romo, Christopher G Pierce, Ashok K Chaturvedi, Anna L Lazzell, Stanton F McHardy, Stephen P Saville, Jose L Lopez-Ribot
Candida albicans remains the main etiologic agent of candidiasis, the most common fungal infection and now the third most frequent infection in U.S. hospitals. The scarcity of antifungal agents and their limited efficacy contribute to the unacceptably high morbidity and mortality rates associated with these infections. The yeast-to-hypha transition represents the main virulence factor associated with the pathogenesis of C. albicans infections. In addition, filamentation is pivotal for robust biofilm development, which represents another major virulence factor for candidiasis and further complicates treatment...
December 5, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205150/a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-stapled-haemorrhoidopexy-with-traditional-excisional-surgery-for-haemorrhoidal-disease-the-ethos-study
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Angus Jm Watson, Jonathan Cook, Jemma Hudson, Mary Kilonzo, Jessica Wood, Hanne Bruhn, Steven Brown, Brian Buckley, Finlay Curran, David Jayne, Malcolm Loudon, Ramesh Rajagopal, Alison McDonald, John Norrie
BACKGROUND: Haemorrhoids are a benign anorectal condition and are highly prevalent in the UK population. Treatments involve clinic-based procedures and surgery. The surgical procedures available include stapled haemorrhoidopexy (SH) and traditional haemorrhoidectomy (TH), and over 25,000 operations are performed for haemorrhoids annually in the UK. The disease is therefore important both to patients and to health service commissioners. Debate remains as to which of these surgical procedures is the most clinically effective and cost-effective...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204670/polymyxin-b-immobilized-hemoperfusion-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-adult-patients-with-sepsis-septic-shock-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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REVIEW
Tomoko Fujii, Riki Ganeko, Yuki Kataoka, Toshi A Furukawa, Robin Featherstone, Kent Doi, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniela Pasero, René Robert, Claudio Ronco, Sean M Bagshaw
PURPOSE: Polymyxin B-immobilized hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) is an adjuvant therapy for sepsis or septic shock that clears circulating endotoxin. Prior trials have shown that PMX-HP improves surrogate endpoints. We aimed to conduct an evidence synthesis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PMX-HP in critically ill adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. METHODS: We searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the Health Technology Assessment Database, CINAHL, "Igaku Chuo Zasshi", the National Institute of Health Clinical Trials Register, the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, the University Hospital Medical Information Network Clinical Trials Registry, the reference lists of retrieved articles, and publications by manufacturers of PMX-HP...
December 4, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202820/hand-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-versus-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Guosen Wang, Jianping Zhou, Weiwei Sheng, Ming Dong
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to systematically assess the clinical efficacy of hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) and laparoscopic right colectomy (LRC). METHODS: The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs were collected by searching electronic databases (Pubmed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library). The outcomes included intraoperative outcomes, postoperative outcomes, postoperative morbidity, and oncologic outcomes. Meta-analysis was performed using of RevMan 5...
December 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202423/suicide-and-self-harm-in-nepal-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Suresh Thapaliya, Pawan Sharma, Kapil Upadhyaya
BACKGROUND: Suicide and self harm behavior has become a major public health issue in recent years in Nepal. This small south Asian country was ranked 7th by suicide rate globally by the 2014 World Health Organization report with an estimated 6,840 suicides annually, or 24.9 suicides per 100,000 people. We decided to explore the epidemiology of suicidal behaviour and self harm, modes of attempt, associated risk factors and trends in specific population. METHODOLOGY: Two researchers independently reviewed 47 studies published in the US National Library of Medicine's PubMed electronic Database and Google Scholar till December 2016...
December 1, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200209/-nursing-sensitive-outcomes-and-staffing-a-review-on-healthcare-associated-infection
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Matteo Seligardi, Erika Bassi, Maria Mongardi
. Nursing sensitive outcomes and staffing: a review on healthcare associated infection. INTRODUCTION: Healthcare associated infections (HAI) continue to be an unresolved problem in hospital settings. AIM: To assess the relationship between nurse staffing and healthcare associated infections in different settings. METHODS: From April to May 2015 a review of literature was conducted consulting PubMed, CINAHL and Cochrane Library. RESULTS: An increased amount of Registered Nurse Hours Per Patient Day (RNHPPD) and nurse-to-patient ratio was associated to a decreased occurrence of HAI...
October 2017: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190038/closure-methods-of-the-appendix-stump-for-complications-during-laparoscopic-appendectomy
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REVIEW
Gurdeep S Mannu, Maria K Sudul, Joao H Bettencourt-Silva, Elspeth Cumber, Fangfang Li, Allan B Clark, Yoon K Loke
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic appendectomy is amongst the most common general surgical procedures performed in the developed world. Arguably, the most critical part of this procedure is effective closure of the appendix stump to prevent catastrophic intra-abdominal complications from a faecal leak into the abdominal cavity. A variety of methods to close the appendix stump are used worldwide; these can be broadly divided into traditional ligatures (such as intracorporeal or extracorporeal ligatures or Roeder loops) and mechanical devices (such as stapling devices, clips, or electrothermal devices)...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189348/should-transfusion-trigger-thresholds-differ-for-critical-care-versus-perioperative-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Matthew A Chong, Rohin Krishnan, Davy Cheng, Janet Martin
OBJECTIVE: To address the significant uncertainty as to whether transfusion thresholds for critical care versus surgical patients should differ. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. SETTING: Medline, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library searches were performed up to 15 June 2016. PATIENTS: Trials had to enroll adult surgical or critically ill patients for inclusion. INTERVENTIONS: Studies had to compare a liberal versus restrictive threshold for the transfusion of allogeneic packed RBCs...
November 20, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180186/laparoscopic-versus-open-liver-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Yusheng Cheng, Lei Zhang, Huizi Li, Li Wang, Yiming Huang, Lihao Wu, Yingcai Zhang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has been proposed as a safe and feasible treatment option for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM). However, the short-term and oncologic outcomes of LLR versus open liver resection (OLR) for CRLM have not been adequately assessed. Thus, we herein provide an updated systematic review comparing short-term and oncologic outcomes of CRLM patients undergoing LLR versus OLR. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in the Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases (until November 2, 2016) with a limitation to the publications in English...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178125/laparoscopic-versus-open-resection-for-sigmoid-diverticulitis
#16
REVIEW
Iosief Abraha, Gian A Binda, Alessandro Montedori, Alberto Arezzo, Roberto Cirocchi
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is a common condition in Western industrialised countries. Most individuals remain asymptomatic throughout life; however, 25% experience acute diverticulitis. The standard treatment for acute diverticulitis is open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery - a minimal-access procedure - offers an alternative approach to open surgery, as it is characterised by reduced operative stress that may translate into shorter hospitalisation and more rapid recovery, as well as improved quality of life...
November 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174834/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-management-and-outcomes-of-isolated-skull-fractures-in-children
#17
REVIEW
Silvia Bressan, Luca Marchetto, Todd W Lyons, Michael C Monuteaux, Stephen B Freedman, Liviana Da Dalt, Lise E Nigrovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Most studies of children with isolated skull fractures have been relatively small, and rare adverse outcomes may have been missed. Our aim is to quantify the frequency of short-term adverse outcomes of children with isolated skull fractures. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, and gray literature were systematically searched to identify studies reporting on short-term adverse outcomes of children aged 18 years or younger with linear, nondisplaced, isolated skull fractures (ie, without traumatic intracranial injury on neuroimaging)...
November 23, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173602/association-between-circulating-oxidized-ldl-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#18
REVIEW
Shen Gao, Dong Zhao, Miao Wang, Fan Zhao, Xueyu Han, Yue Qi, Jing Liu
BACKGROUND: Although basic research has suggested that oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, population observational studies have yielded conflicting results about the association between circulating ox-LDL and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of currently available observational studies to verify the association between circulating ox-LDL and ASCVD. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library from their inception to March 27, 2017, for nested case-control studies, case-cohort studies, and prospective cohort studies on the relationship between ox-LDL and ASCVD...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172802/the-effect-of-antidepressant-medications-in-the-management-of-heart-failure-on-outcomes-mortality-cardiovascular-function-and-depression-a-systematic-review
#19
Thurkka Rajeswaran, Carla M Plymen, Anne M Doherty
OBJECTIVE: Depression is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and hospital readmission in patients with heart failure (HF). This systematic review aimed to compile studies examining whether the use of antidepressants could improve outcome in patients with HF and concomitant depression. METHODS: The electronic libraries Embase, OVID MEDLINE(R) and PsychInfo were used to search the following terms 'heart failure' AND 'anti-depressants'; 'heart failure' AND 'TCA' OR 'SSRI' OR 'SNRI'...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169362/influence-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-programs-on-laparoscopy-assisted-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-control-trials
#20
REVIEW
Zhengyan Li, Qian Wang, Bofei Li, Bin Bai, Qingchuan Zhao
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis is aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in gastric cancer patients undergoing laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG). METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized control trials involving either enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)/fast track surgery (FTS) for patients underwent LAG. EMBASE, Pubmed, Web of science, and Cochrane Library were searched. Primary outcomes included the length of postoperative hospital stay, cost of hospitalization, postoperative complications, and readmission rate...
November 23, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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