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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230583/evaluating-the-impact-of-radio-frequency-identification-retained-surgical-instruments-tracking-on-patient-safety-literature-review
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Kumiko O Schnock, Bonnie Biggs, Anne Fladger, David W Bates, Ronen Rozenblum
BACKGROUND: Retained surgical instruments (RSI) are one of the most serious preventable complications in operating room settings, potentially leading to profound adverse effects for patients, as well as costly legal and financial consequences for hospitals. Safety measures to eliminate RSIs have been widely adopted in the United States and abroad, but despite widespread efforts, medical errors with RSI have not been eliminated. OBJECTIVE: Through a systematic review of recent studies, we aimed to identify the impact of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology on reducing RSI errors and improving patient safety...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230439/developing-an-e-learning-resource-for-nurse-airway-assistants-in-the-emergency-department
#2
Peter Hersey, Sean McAleer
The aims of this project were to determine the required competencies for a nurse in the emergency department assisting with a rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia (RSI), and to produce a relevant e-learning resource. A three-round multidisciplinary Delphi process produced the following competencies: ability to describe the steps and sequence of events of an RSI, familiarity with the equipment used during an RSI, ability to recognise and help manage problems occurring during an RSI, ability to prepare for an RSI, ability to apply cricoid pressure, and understanding the modification of an RSI in special circumstances...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219617/techniques-and-outcomes-of-emergency-airway-management-in-japan-an-analysis-of-two-multicentre-prospective-observational-studies-2010-2016
#3
Yukari Goto, Tadahiro Goto, Yusuke Hagiwara, Yusuke Tsugawa, Hiroko Watase, Hiroshi Okamoto, Kohei Hasegawa
OBJECTIVES: Continuous surveillance of emergency airway management practice is imperative in improving quality of care and patient safety. We aimed to investigate the changes in the practice of emergency airway management and the related outcomes in the emergency departments (EDs) in Japan. METHODS: We conducted an analysis of the data from two prospective, observational, multicentre registries of emergency airway management-the Japanese Emergency Airway Network (JEAN)-1 and -2 Registries from April 2010 through May 2016...
February 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193697/error-induced-blindness-error-detection-leads-to-impaired-sensory-processing-and-lower-accuracy-at-short-response-stimulus-intervals
#4
George A Buzzell, Paul J Beatty, Natalie A Paquette, Daniel M Roberts, Craig G McDonald
Empirical evidence indicates that detecting one's own mistakes can serve as a signal to improve task performance. However, little work has focused on how task constraints, such as the response-stimulus interval (RSI), influence post-error adjustments. In the present study, event-related potential (ERP) and behavioral measures were used to investigate the time course of error-related processing while humans performed a difficult visual discrimination task. We found that error commission resulted in a marked reduction in both task performance and sensory processing on the following trial when RSIs were short, but that such impairments were not detectable at longer RSIs...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188636/fluorescence-hyperspectral-imaging-technique-for-foreign-substance-detection-on-fresh-cut-lettuce
#5
Changyeun Mo, Giyoung Kim, Moon S Kim, Jongguk Lim, Hyunjeong Cho, Jinyoung Yang Barnaby, Byoung-Kwan Cho
BACKGROUND: Nondestructive methods based on fluorescence hyperspectral imaging (HSI) techniques were developed to detect worms on fresh-cut lettuce. The optimal wavebands for detecting the worms were investigated using the one-way ANOVA and correlation analyses. RESULTS: The worm detection imaging algorithms, RSI-I(492-626)/492 , provided a prediction accuracy of 99.0%. The fluorescence HSI techniques indicated that the spectral images with a pixel size of 1 × 1 mm had the best classification accuracy for worms...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150011/-relationship-between-functional-endoscopy-and-impedance-ph-measurement-german-version
#6
F Michel, T Stroh, R Fritsche, P Ahrens
Classic gastroenterological diagnostic tools are proving increasingly insufficient for analyzing the complex causal relationship between extra-esophageal symptoms and presumed pathological reflux activity. Some new methodological approaches, such as functional endoscopy (videopanendoscopy, VPE), are considered to be helpful. However, there are currently no data objectively verifying the usefulness of this method. In a pilot study, a good correlation between the reflux symptom index (RSI) and endoscopic findings was shown...
February 1, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149403/effect-of-drop-jump-technique-on-the-reactive-strength-index
#7
Artur Struzik, Grzegorz Juras, Bogdan Pietraszewski, Andrzej Rokita
The basic drill of plyometric training aimed at improving lower limb power and jump height is a drop jump. This exercise can be performed using different techniques, which substantially affects jump variables. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the values of the reactive strength index (RSI) for countermovement drop jumps (CDJs) and bounce drop jumps (BDJs). The study was carried out in a group of 8 male youth basketball players. The tests were conducted using the AMTI BP600900 force plate to measure ground reaction forces and the Noraxon MyoMotion system to record kinematic data...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145702/snapshot-of-oxidation-of-thiolate-by-diiodine-stabilization-of-intermediate-by-nh%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-s-hydrogen-bonds
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Taka-Aki Okamura, Toshihisa Kaga, Satoshi Yamashita, Ryosuke Furuya, Kiyotaka Onitsuka
Ordinary thiolate (RS(-)) reacts with diiodine (I2) to afford an intermediate sulfenyl iodide (RSI) by releasing I(-); RSI is readily converted to disulfide (RSSR) by a disproportionation reaction. In the case of thiolate Ar(1)S(-) containing very bulky acylamino groups forming NH···S hydrogen bonds, the crystal of the intermediate, [Ar(1)S-I-I](-), was obtained under usual conditions, and the structure was determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. The results show that the intramolecular NH···S hydrogen bonds stabilized the intermediate [Ar(1)S-I-I](-), consistent with theoretical calculations...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144896/temporal-evolution-of-the-signal-intensity-of-hyper-acute-ischemic-lesions-in-a-canine-stroke-model-influence-of-hyperintense-acute-reperfusion-marker
#9
Xiao-Quan Xu, Chen-Jiang Wu, Qing-Quan Zu, Shan-Shan Lu, Xing-Long Liu, Qian-Qian Gao, Sheng Liu, Hai-Bin Shi
BACKGROUND: To assess the influence of the hyperintense acute reperfusion marker (HARM) on the relative signal intensity (rSI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of hyper-acute ischemic lesions in a canine stroke model. METHODS: Middle cerebral artery occlusion models were established using autologous clot embolization. Diffusion-weighted (DW) and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging was performed at 1, 2, 3, 4.5 and 6 h after embolization...
January 31, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124199/the-effectiveness-of-rapid-sequence-intubation-rsi-versus-non-rsi-in-emergency-department-an-analysis-of-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Masashi Okubo, Koichiro Gibo, Yusuke Hagiwara, Yukiko Nakayama, Kohei Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Although rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is the method of choice in emergency department (ED) airway management, data to support the use of RSI remain scarce. We sought to compare the effectiveness of airway management between RSI and non-RSI (intubation with sedative agents only or without medications) in the ED. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the data from a multicenter prospective observational registry at 13 Japanese EDs. All non-cardiac-arrest patients who underwent intubation with RSI or non-RSI were included for the analysis...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116922/protective-effect-of-apocynin-against-gentamicin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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R S Abdelrahman
Gentamicin (GNT) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic used for treatment of serious infections, and the nephrotoxic adverse effect is one of the main therapeutic limitations. This study aimed to investigate the possible protective effect of apocynin (APO) on nephrotoxicity induced by GNT in rats. Twenty-four rats were allocated into three groups: control, GNT (100 mg/kg, intraperitoneally (i.p.)), and GNT plus APO (10 mg/kg, i.p.). All rats were killed at the end of the experiment, and then the blood, urine, and kidneys samples were taken...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089404/the-schhs-hip-fracture-clinical-network-experience-improving-care-and-outcomes-through-an-interprofessional-approach
#12
Gillian Puckeridge, Morné Terblanche, Debbie Massey
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are a major global health care issue, with the 1.26 million estimated cases in 1990 predicted to increase to 4.5 million by 2050. Varying models of care have been developed to improve outcomes following fragility hip fractures. Most of these care models embrace an interprofessional approach to care. Specialist orthopedic nurses play an important role in the management of fragility hip fracture patients and their contribution to the interprofessional health care team is an important predictor of patient outcomes...
December 18, 2016: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069467/validity-and-reliability-of-a-french-version-of-reflux-symptom-index
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Jérôme R Lechien, Kathy Huet, Camille Finck, Mohamad Khalife, Anne-Françoise Fourneau, Véronique Delvaux, Myriam Piccaluga, Bernard Harmegnies, Sven Saussez
OBJECTIVE: To develop a French version of the Reflux Symptom Index (Fr-RSI) and to assess its internal consistency, reliability, and clinical validity. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, prospective trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with a reflux finding score > 7 and an Fr-RSI > 13 were enrolled and treated with 20 mg of pantoprazole twice daily and diet changes for 3 months. Ninety asymptomatic subjects were also included in the study...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060276/the-rodent-psychomotor-vigilance-test-rpvt-a-method-for-assessing-neurobehavioral-performance-in-rats-and-mice
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Catherine M Davis, Peter G Roma, Robert D Hienz
The human Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) is a widely used procedure for measuring changes in fatigue and sustained attention. The present article describes a rodent version of the PVT-termed the "rPVT"-that measures similar aspects of attention (i.e., performance accuracy, motor speed, premature responding, and lapses in attention). Data are presented that demonstrate both the short- and long-term usefulness of the rPVT when employed with laboratory rats. Rats easily learn the rPVT, and learning to perform the basic procedure takes less than two weeks of training...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057073/a-comparison-of-emergency-airway-management-between-neuromuscular-blockades-alone-and-rapid-sequence-intubation-an-analysis-of-multicenter-prospective-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Nobuhiro Sato, Yusuke Hagiwara, Hiroko Watase, Kohei Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Although airway management with neuromuscular blockade (NMB) alone is discouraged in the emergency department (ED), our previous study demonstrated that many patients were intubated using NMBs alone without sedatives. To refute this practice, we sought to compare the intubation success and adverse event rates between NMBs only and rapid sequence intubation (RSI). METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of the data from a prospective observational study of ED patients in 13 hospitals who underwent emergency airway management from April 2010 to August 2012...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056532/analyzing-the-area-under-the-curve-of-pharyngeal-ph-probes-in-the-diagnosis-of-reflux-disease
#16
Joel W Jones, Kevin J Sykes, Anna Pavelonis, Hema Pappu, Amy M Nguyen, James D Garnett
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the area under the curve (AUC) from 24-hour pharyngeal pH probes and evaluate this parameter as a predictor of disease severity for laryngopharyngeal reflux. METHODS: Eighty patients met inclusion criteria of a completed 24-hour pharyngeal pH probe and Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) questionnaire. The AUC was calculated below a pH threshold of 5.5 using the trapezoidal rule. The RSI and RYAN scores were correlated with AUC values, and nonparametric tests were used for comparisons...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056178/is-there-any-benefit-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-older-than-60-years
#17
Cécile Toanen, Guillaume Demey, Panagiotis G Ntagiopoulos, Paolo Ferrua, David Dejour
BACKGROUND: Results of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are traditionally excellent in younger and nonarthritic patients. During the past few decades, people older than 60 years have become more active than ever, with more demanding physical lifestyles. An increase also has been noted in active patients with diagnosed ACL injuries. More patients are requesting treatment for ACL deficiency in hopes of returning to preinjury levels of activity. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the results of ACL reconstruction in patients older than 60 years in terms of functional recovery, return to sports, and postoperative incidence of osteoarthritis and to compare their results with published results of different age groups...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046810/su-f-t-615-comparison-of-plan-quality-for-linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-using-single-and-multi-isocenter-techniques
#18
J Chang, A Wernicke, S Pannullo
PURPOSE: To compare the plan quality of linear accelerator (linac)-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) using single-isocenter volumetric arc therapy (SI-VMAT), restricted single-isocenter dynamic-arc (RSI-DARC), and multi-isocenter DARC (MI-DARC) techniques. METHODS: Fifteen SRS cases were randomly selected and re-planned using the SI-VMAT (Pinnacle), RSI-DARC (iPlanNet) and MI-DARC (iPlanNet). The number of planning target volumes (PTVs) for each plan ranged from 1 to 6...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040170/hanseniaspora-uvarum-prolongs-shelf-life-of-strawberry-via-volatile-production
#19
Xiaojie Qin, Hongmei Xiao, Xu Cheng, Hailian Zhou, Linyuan Si
Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea led to severe postharvest losses for strawberry industry. In recent years, some studies have shown that postharvest diseases of strawberry can be controlled by using bacterial, fungal and yeast strains. The yeast strain Hanseniaspora uvarum was shown as an effective antagonist against B. cinerea growth. Here, we further investigated the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) production of H. uvarum and how this could impact on postharvest gray mold control of strawberry. A total of 28 VOCs were detected by GC-MS in the headspace of H...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008387/role-of-ph-monitoring-in-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-patients-with-voice-disorders
#20
Swati Maldhure, Ramanathan Chandrasekharan, Amit-Kumar Dutta, Ashok Chacko, Mary Kurien
INTRODUCTION: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is considered an important cause of voice disorder. We aimed to determine the frequency of LPR in patients with voice disorder and the association between Koufman Reflux Symptom Index (RSI), Reflux Finding Score (RFS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and proximal acid reflux in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective study in patients aged more than 18 years presenting at the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) clinic with a change in voice lasting more than 3 weeks...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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