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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331645/propylene-glycol-toxicity-in-adolescent-with-refractory-myoclonic-status-epilepticus
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Kara A Bjur, Bryan C Cannon, Anthony L Fine, Matthew J Ritter, Kerry E Schueler, Michael E Nemergut
Propylene glycol (PG) is a solvent commonly used in medications that, while benign at low doses, may cause toxicity in adults and children at high doses. We describe a case and the physiologic sequelae of propylene glycol toxicity manifested in a critically ill adolescent male with refractory myoclonic status epilepticus aggressively treated with multiple PG-containing medications (lorazepam, phenobarbital, and pentobarbital)-all within accepted dosing guidelines and a total daily PG exposure previously recognized to be safe...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328587/bedside-breath-wise-visualization-of-bronchospasm-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-could-improve-perioperative-patient-safety-a-case-report
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Pedro de la Oliva, Andreas D Waldmann, Stephan H Böhm, Cristina Verdú-Sánchez, Antonio Pérez-Ferrer, Elena Alvarez-Rojas
Bronchospasm appears in up to 4% of patients with obstructive lung disease or respiratory infection undergoing general anesthesia. Clinical examination alone may miss bronchospasm. As a consequence, subsequent (mis)treatment and ventilator settings could lead to pulmonary hyperinflation, hypoxia, hypercapnia, hypotension, patient-ventilator asynchrony, volutrauma, or barotrauma. Electrical impedance tomography (EIT), a new noninvasive technique, can potentially identify bronchospasms by determining regional expiratory time constants (τ) for each one of the pixels of a functional EIT image...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328391/inpatient-experiences-with-mychart-bedside
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Erin L Winstanley, Michelle Burtchin, Yifan Zhang, Paula Campbell, Jodi Pahl, Stephen Beck, Wayne Bohenek
BACKGROUND: As technology is increasingly being integrated into hospital-based care, it is important to assess patient experiences. The purpose of this project was to conduct an evaluation of inpatient experiences with MyChart(®) Bedside. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A convenience sample of patients (n = 88) were included in this study, who responded to a Web-based self-reported survey that was embedded within the MyChart Bedside application. RESULTS: The majority of respondents (78%) reported that MyChart Bedside was easy to use...
February 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325204/from-board-to-bedside-how-the-application-of-financial-structures-to-safety-and-quality-can-drive-accountability-in-a-large-health-care-system
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J Matthew Austin, Renee Demski, Tiffany Callender, K H Ken Lee, Ann Hoffman, Lisa Allen, Deborah A Radke, Yungjin Kim, Ronald J Werthman, Ronald R Peterson, Peter J Pronovost
BACKGROUND: As the health care system in the United States places greater emphasis on the public reporting of quality and safety data and its use to determine payment, provider organizations must implement structures that ensure discipline and rigor regarding these data. An academic health system, as part of a performance management system, applied four key components of a financial reporting structure to support the goal of top-to-bottom accountability for improving quality and safety...
April 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325203/developing-and-evaluating-an-automated-all-cause-harm-trigger-system
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Christine Sammer, Susanne Miller, Cason Jones, Antoinette Nelson, Paul Garrett, David Classen, David Stockwell
BACKGROUND: From 2009 through 2012, the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization (AHS PSO) used the Global Trigger Tool method for harm identification and demonstrated harm reduction. Although the awareness of harm demonstrated opportunities for improvement across the system, leaders determined that the human and fiscal resources required to continue with a retrospective manual harm identification process were unsustainable. In addition, there was growing concern that the identification of harm after the patient's discharge did not allow for intervention during the hospital stay...
April 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319324/future-of-robotic-surgery-in-urology
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Jens J Rassweiler, Riccardo Autorino, Jan Klein, Alex Mottrie, Ali Serdar Goezen, Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Koon H Rha, Marc Schurr, Jihad Kaouk, Vipul Patel, Prokar Dasgupta, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive overview of the current status and future perspectives in the field of robotic systems for urologic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A non-systematic literature review was performed by using PubMed / Medline search electronic engines. Existing patents for robotic devices were researched using the Google search machine. Findings were critically analyzed also by taking into account personal experience of the authors. RESULTS: Relevant patents of the first generation of the da Vinci platform will expire in 2019...
March 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315694/incorporation-of-autopsy-case-based-learning-into-phd-graduate-education-a-novel-approach-to-bridging-the-bench-to-bedside-gap
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Erin G Brooks, Joanne M Thornton, Erik A Ranheim, Zsuzsanna Fabry
Given the current rapid expansion of biological knowledge and the challenges of translating that knowledge into clinical practice, finding effective methods of teaching graduate students clinical medicine concepts has become even more critical. The utility of autopsy in medical student and resident education has been well-established. Multiple studies have reported it to be a helpful means of teaching anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical problem-solving skills, and medical diagnostic techniques. While various models of training Ph...
March 15, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306583/successful-resuscitation-following-massive-obstetric-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-of-the-jehovah-s-witness-faith-a-case-report
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Richard M Hubbard, Jonathan H Waters, Mark H Yazer
Hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is especially difficult to treat in patients of the Jehovah's Witness faith because they refuse certain blood products. This case report describes the resuscitation of a parturient Jehovah's Witness whose postcesarean delivery course was complicated by massive hemorrhage from unrecognized arterial bleeding in the intensive care unit with significant hemodynamic instability that necessitated an emergency bedside laparotomy. Her hemoglobin nadir was 1...
March 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306525/efficient-reporting-of-the-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-without-height-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
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Tae-Dong Jeong, Eun-Jung Cho, Woochang Lee, Sail Chun, Ki-Sook Hong, Won-Ki Min
BACKGROUND: The updated bedside Schwartz equation requires constant, serum creatinine concentration and height measurements to calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in pediatric patients. Unlike the serum creatinine levels, obtaining height information from the laboratory information system (LIS) is not always possible in a clinical laboratory. Recently, the height-independent eGFR equation, the full age spectrum (FAS) equation, has been introduced. We evaluated the performance of height-independent eGFR equation in Korean children with cancer...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302066/geriatric-support-in-the-emergency-department-a-national-survey-in-belgium
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Els Devriendt, Isabelle De Brauwer, Lies Vandersaenen, Pieter Heeren, Simon Conroy, Benoit Boland, Johan Flamaing, Marc Sabbe, Koen Milisen
BACKGROUND: Older people in the emergency department (ED) represent a growing population and increasing proportion of the workload in the ED. This study investigated the support for frail older people in the ED, by exploring the collaboration between the geriatric services (GS) and the EDs in Belgian hospitals. METHODS: An electronic cross-sectional survey in all Belgian hospitals with an ED (n = 100) about care aspects, collaboration, education and infrastructure for older patients in the ED was collected...
March 16, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298944/4-point-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-correct-position-of-the-nasogastric-tube-in-114-critically-ill-patients
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Marianna Zatelli, Norberto Vezzali
PURPOSE: Nasogastric feeding tube is routinely positioned in intensive care units. The complications of misplacement are rare but very dangerous for the patients. The aim of this study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of this new technique, 4-point ultrasonography to confirm nasogastric tube placement in intensive care. METHODS: One hundred fourteen critical ill patients monitored in ICU were included. The intensivist provided in real time to perform the exam in four steps: sonography from either the right or left side of the patient's neck to visualize the esophagus, sonography of epigastrium to confirm the passage through the esophagogastric junction and the positioning in antrum, sonography of the fundus...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291128/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Carolyn F Weiniger, Limor Sharoni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review considers an array of recent applications for point-of-care ultrasound in clinical practice including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that may be relevant for the obstetric anesthesiologist. The rapid advancement of technology and clinical applications for bedside ultrasound in obstetric anesthesiology requires an appraisal of the limitations and uses. RECENT FINDINGS: The review presents the most recent literature describing ultrasound-guided airway assessments, airway management, cricothyroidotomy, transthoracic echocardiography, gastric volume assessments, point-of-care lung ultrasound diagnoses, intracranial pressure assessments, vascular access, neuraxial blocks, and transversus abdominis plane blocks...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288465/atlas-of-illustrative-cases-of-tattoo-complications
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Jørgen Serup
Tattoos, and tattoo complications as well, are colorful and visually flashy. A clinical outlook provides important clues to diagnosis by pattern recognition. This atlas,which is a report of 79 case illustrations, is made as a practical tool and vade mecum for the clinician. The atlas can be used in the office and as a bedside tool. It includes characteristic photos, and each case is accompanied with a brief medical history, a comment with learning points, the final diagnosis, and a review of therapeutic options...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286847/protocol-adherence-in-prehospital-medical-care-provided-for-patients-with-chest-pain-and-loss-of-consciousness-a-brief-report
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Mostafa Mehrara, Nader Tavakoli, Marzieh Fathi, Babak Mahshidfar, Mohammad Amin Zare, Azita Asadi, Saeedeh Hosseinzadeh, Mehdi Safdarian
INTRODUCTION: Although many protocols are available in the field of the prehospital medical care (PMC), there is still a notable gap between protocol based directions and applied clinical practice. This study measures the rate of protocol adherence in PMC provided for patients with chest pain and loss of consciousness (LOC). METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, 10 educated research assistants audited the situation of provided PMC for non-traumatic chest pain and LOC patients, presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary level teaching hospital, compare to national recommendations in these regards...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283559/a-rare-variant-identified-within-the-glun2b-c-terminus-in-a-patient-with-autism-affects-nmda-receptor-surface-expression-and-spine-density
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Shuxi Liu, Liang Zhou, Hongjie Yuan, Marta Vieira, Antonio Sanz-Clemente, John D Badger, Wei Lu, Stephen F Traynelis, Katherine W Roche
NMDA receptors (NMDARs) are ionotropic glutamate receptors that are crucial for neuronal development and higher cognitive processes. NMDAR dysfunction is involved in a variety of neurological and psychiatric diseases; however, the mechanistic link between the human pathology and NMDAR dysfunction is poorly understood. Rare missense variants within NMDAR subunits have been identified in numerous patients with mental or neurological disorders. We specifically focused on the GluN2B NMDAR subunit, which is highly expressed in the hippocampus and cortex throughout development...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282957/a-multimodality-hybrid-gamma-optical-camera-for-intraoperative-imaging
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John E Lees, Sarah L Bugby, Mohammed S Alqahtani, Layal K Jambi, Numan S Dawood, William R McKnight, Aik H Ng, Alan C Perkins
The development of low profile gamma-ray detectors has encouraged the production of small field of view (SFOV) hand-held imaging devices for use at the patient bedside and in operating theatres. Early development of these SFOV cameras was focussed on a single modality-gamma ray imaging. Recently, a hybrid system-gamma plus optical imaging-has been developed. This combination of optical and gamma cameras enables high spatial resolution multi-modal imaging, giving a superimposed scintigraphic and optical image...
March 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282305/ce-original-research-identifying-hospitalized-patients-at-risk-for-harm-a-comparison-of-nurse-perceptions-vs-electronic-risk-assessment-tool-scores
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Andrea Stafos, Susan Stark, Kathryn Barbay, Kristen Frost, David Jackel, Lindsey Peters, Elizabeth Riggs, Susan Schedler, Shalan Stroud
: Objective: In many hospitals, nurse-led "safety huddles" are used to relay patient safety information, although whether this effectively identifies patients at risk for harm has not been determined. New electronic risk assessment tools are designed to identify patients at risk for harm during hospitalization, based on specific markers in the electronic health record. This study sought to compare the results of both methods. The findings may help to enhance decision making at the level of care delivery. METHODS: A nonexperimental correlational study was conducted over a three-week period in 2015 in a large metropolitan acute care community hospital...
April 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279999/simplified-mortality-score-for-the-intensive-care-unit-sms-icu-protocol-for-the-development-and-validation-of-a-bedside-clinical-prediction-rule
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Anders Granholm, Anders Perner, Mette Krag, Peter Buhl Hjortrup, Nicolai Haase, Lars Broksø Holst, Søren Marker, Marie Oxenbøll Collet, Aksel Karl Georg Jensen, Morten Hylander Møller
INTRODUCTION: Mortality prediction scores are widely used in intensive care units (ICUs) and in research, but their predictive value deteriorates as scores age. Existing mortality prediction scores are imprecise and complex, which increases the risk of missing data and decreases the applicability bedside in daily clinical practice. We propose the development and validation of a new, simple and updated clinical prediction rule: the Simplified Mortality Score for use in the Intensive Care Unit (SMS-ICU)...
March 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279723/physiologic-cryoamputation-in-managing-critically-ill-patients-with-septic-advanced-acute-limb-ischemia
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Samuel L Chen, Isabella J Kuo, Nii-Kabu Kabutey, Roy M Fujitani
OBJECTIVES: Certain critically ill patients with advanced acute limb ischemia with a non-viable extremity may be unsuitable for transport to the operating room to undergo definitive amputation. In these unstable patients, rapid regional cryotherapy allows for prompt infectious source control and correction of hemodynamic and metabolic abnormalities, thereby lessening the risk associated with definitive surgical amputation. We describe our refined technique for lower extremity physiologic cryoamputation and review our institutional experience...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279544/inferior-vena-cava-filter-limb-fracture-with-embolization-to-the-right-ventricle
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Bradley S Jackson, Mykel Sepula, Jared T Marx, Chad M Cannon
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and filter limb embolization is a known phenomenon, with a prevalence of up to 25% for certain filter types. Most commonly, the site of embolization is to the heart. Point-of-care ultrasound is an easily accessible imaging modality that should be utilized when considering IVC filter complications. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman with a history of metastatic sarcoma and IVC filter placement for deep venous thrombosis presented to the Emergency Department (ED) for chest pain...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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