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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468657/comparative-analysis-of-the-outcomes-of-elective-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-england-and-sweden
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A Karthikesalingam, M J Grima, P J Holt, A Vidal-Diez, M M Thompson, A Wanhainen, M Bjorck, K Mani
BACKGROUND: There is substantial international variation in mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair; many non-operative factors influence risk-adjusted outcomes. This study compared 90-day and 5-year mortality for patients undergoing elective AAA repair in England and Sweden. METHODS: Patients were identified from English Hospital Episode Statistics and the Swedish Vascular Registry between 2003 and 2012. Ninety-day mortality and 5-year survival were compared after adjustment for age and sex...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468604/urinary-diversion-after-radical-cystectomy-for-bladder-cancer-comparing-trends-in-the-us-and-germany-from-2006-to-2014
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Christer Groeben, Rainer Koch, Martin Baunacke, Marianne Schmid, Angelika Borkowetz, Manfred P Wirth, Johannes Huber
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess and compare trends of urinary diversion (UD) for patients receiving radical cystectomy for the treatment of bladder cancer in the US and Germany, and to investigate decisive predictors for the choice of UD. METHODS: We analyzed the nationwide German hospital billing database and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2006 to 2014. Cases with a bladder cancer diagnosis combined with RC were included, and trends in the choice of UD, transfusion rates, length of stay, and mortality were assessed...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457248/duty-hours-restriction-for-our-surgical-trainees-an-ethical-obligation-or-a-bad-idea
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Christopher A Adin, Callie A Fogle, Steven L Marks
To ensure patient safety and protect the well-being of interns and residents, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) issued guidelines in 2003 limiting the working hours of physician trainees. Although many supported the goals of the ACGME, institutions struggled to restructure their programs and hire staff required by this unfunded mandate. Numerous studies have analyzed the effects of duty hours restrictions on patient outcomes and physician training over the past 15 years. Most agree that duty hours restrictions improved well-being of house officers, but these improvements came at the expense of continuity, and patient hand-offs led to medical errors...
February 19, 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398528/completeness-of-handwritten-preanaesthetic-records-at-two-veterinary-referral-institutions
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Alastair Mair, Alessandra Mathis
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyse handwritten preanaesthetic records for completeness at two veterinary referral institutions: a university veterinary teaching hospital and a private veterinary referral hospital. To evaluate if emergency records were less complete compared with non-emergency records. Animal or Animal Population Two hundred and fifty preanaesthetic records at each referral institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Handwritten preanaesthetic records were analysed for completeness...
September 18, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394265/impact-of-2015-earthquakes-on-a-local-hospital-in-nepal-a-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Samita Giri, Kari Risnes, Oddvar Uleberg, Tormod Rogne, Sanu Krishna Shrestha, Øystein Petter Nygaard, Rajendra Koju, Erik Solligård
INTRODUCTION: Natural disasters pose a great challenge to the health systems and individual health facilities. In low-resource settings, disaster preparedness systems are often limited and not been well described. Two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal within a 17-days period in 2015. This study aims to describe the burden and distribution of emergency cases to a local hospital. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of patients presenting to a local hospital for a period of 21 days following the earthquake on April 25, 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387145/provision-of-emergency-obstetric-care-at-secondary-level-in-a-conflict-setting-in-a-rural-area-of-afghanistan-is-the-hospital-fulfilling-its-role
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Daphne Lagrou, Rony Zachariah, Karen Bissell, Catherine Van Overloop, Masood Nasim, Hamsaya Nikyar Wagma, Shafiqa Kakar, Séverine Caluwaerts, Eva De Plecker, Renzo Fricke, Rafael Van den Bergh
Background: Provision of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) reduces maternal mortality and should include three components: Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) offered at primary care level, Comprehensive EmONC (CEmONC) at secondary level and a good referral system in-between. In a conflict-affected province of Afghanistan (Khost), we assessed the performance of an Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) run CEmONC hospital without a primary care and referral system...
2018: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383826/variation-in-practice-of-pouch-surgery-in-england-using-sword-data-to-cut-to-the-chase-and-justify-centralisation
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Nicola S Fearnhead, Matthew J Lee, Austin G Acheson, Guy Worley, Omar D Faiz, Steven R Brown
INTRODUCTION: Increasing scrutiny on both individual and unit outcomes after surgical procedures is now expected. In the field of inflammatory bowel disease, this is particularly pertinent for outcomes after ileoanal pouch surgery. METHODS: The Surgical Workload and Outcomes Research Database (SWORD) relies on administrative data derived from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) collected in England. The platform was interrogated for pouch procedures undertaken in England between April 2009 and December 2016 to assess national case load, and, between April 2012 and December 2016, to assess variation in caseload and outcomes after pouch surgery...
January 31, 2018: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376819/associations-between-provider-and-hospital-volumes-and-postoperative-mortality-following-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-new-brunswick-results-from-a-provincial-level-cohort-study
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Dan L Crouse, Philip S J Leonard, Jonathan Boudreau, James T McDonald
BACKGROUND: Several international studies have reported negative associations between hospital and/or provider volume and risk of postoperative death following total hip arthroplasty (THA). The only Canadian studies to report on this have been based in Ontario and have found no such association. We describe associations between postoperative deaths following THA and provider caseload volume, also adjusted for hospital volume, in a population-based cohort in New Brunswick. METHODS: Our analyses are based on hospital discharge abstract data linked to vital statistics and to patient registry data...
January 24, 2018: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370066/abdominal-trauma-surgery-during-recent-u-s-combat-operations-from-2002-2016
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Zsolt T Stockinger, Caryn A Turner, Jennifer M Gurney
BACKGROUND: Abdominal surgery constitutes approximately 13% of surgical procedures performed for combat injuries. This study examines the frequencies and type of abdominal surgical procedures performed during recent U.S. Military operations. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was performed for all Role 2 (R2) and Role 3 (R3) medical treatment facilities (MTFs), from January 2002 to May 2016. The 273 ICD-9-CM procedure codes that were identified as abdominal surgical procedures were stratified into 24 groups based on anatomic and functional classifications and then grouped by whether or not they were laparoscopic...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351136/trends-and-variability-in-the-use-of-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-for-medicare-patients
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Benjamin Zmistowski, Eric M Padegimas, Michael Howley, Joseph Abboud, Gerald Williams, Surena Namdari
INTRODUCTION: As policies are implemented to encourage high-quality care, it is important to identify any persistent limitations to the uniform delivery of anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA). The study's goal was to assess current TSA use and identify predictors of geographic variability. METHODS: We used data from 2012 through 2014 that was obtained from public Medicare databases to identify the case volume, locations, and names of surgeons performing >10 TSAs annually...
February 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341048/intrapartum-care-working-patterns-of-midwives-the-long-road-to-models-of-care-in-germany
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Mechthild M Gross, Claire Michelsen, Bernhard Vaske, Sonja Helbig
INTRODUCTION: Midwifery models of care help to enhance perinatal health outcomes, women's satisfaction, and continuity of care. Despite the ubiquitous presence of certified midwives at births in Germany, no research has investigated the diversity of midwives' practice patterns. Describing the variety of working patterns through which midwives provide intrapartum care may contribute to improving the organisation of midwifery services. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey took place in the region of Hannover and Hildesheim, Germany...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329964/is-quality-of-registry-treatment-data-related-to-registrar-experience-and-workload-a-study-of-taiwan-cancer-registry-data
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Chin-Ying Cheng, Chun-Ju Chiang, Cheng-Hsing Hsieh, You-Kang Chang, Mei-Shu Lai
BACKGROUND: Although cancer treatment information has been collected through the Cancer Registry system in Taiwan for more than 10 years, the accuracy of such data has never been evaluated. This study examined the accuracy rate between registrar experience and on-site chart review for the first course of cancer treatment. METHODS: In this retrospective chart review study, 392 randomly selected medical records from 14 hospitals were re-abstracted by experienced abstractors...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310618/epidemiology-of-unplanned-out-of-hospital-births-attended-by-paramedics
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Gayle McLelland, Lisa McKenna, Amee Morgans, Karen Smith
BACKGROUND: Over the previous two decades the incidence and number of unplanned out of hospital births Victoria has increased. As the only out of hospital emergency care providers in Victoria, paramedics would provide care for women having birth emergencies in the community. However, there is a lack of research about the involvement of paramedics provide for these women and their newborns. This research reports the clinical profile of a 1-year sample caseload of births attended by a state-wide ambulance service in Australia...
January 8, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289619/high-annual-hospital-volume-is-associated-with-decreased-in-hospital-mortality-and-complication-rates-following-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-secondary-data-analysis-of-the-nationwide-german-drg-statistics-from-2005-to-2013
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Matthias Trenner, Andreas Kuehnl, Michael Salvermoser, Benedikt Reutersberg, Sarah Geisbuesch, Volker Schmid, Hans-Henning Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the association between annual hospital procedural volume and post-operative outcomes following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in Germany. METHODS: Data were extracted from nationwide Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) statistics provided by the German Federal Statistical Office. Cases with a diagnosis of AAA (ICD-10 GM I71.3, I71.4) and procedure codes for endovascular aortic repair (EVAR; OPS 5-38a.1*) or open aortic repair (OAR; OPS 5-38...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273024/is-unplanned-out-of-hospital-birth-managed-by-paramedics-infrequent-normal-and-uncomplicated
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Belinda Flanagan, Bill Lord, Margaret Barnes
BACKGROUND: Unplanned out-of-hospital birth is often perceived as precipitate in nature, 'infrequent', 'normal' and 'uncomplicated'. However, international studies report unplanned out-of-hospital birth is associated with increased rates of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. This research describes intrapartum, immediate postpartum and neonatal care provided by paramedics in Queensland, Australia. The objectives were to (1) determine the number of cases where the paramedic documented birth or imminent birth during the study period (2) to describe the incidence of births prior to or during paramedic care (3) to detail any risk factors and/or complications recorded by paramedics during these cases, (4) identify paramedic pain management practices for intrapartum care, and (5) to examine the maternal and neonatal outcomes as documented by paramedics...
December 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246470/effectiveness-and-costs-of-specialised-physiotherapy-given-via-parkinsonnet-a-retrospective-analysis-of-medical-claims-data
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Jan H L Ypinga, Nienke M de Vries, Lieke H H M Boonen, Xander Koolman, Marten Munneke, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Bastiaan R Bloem
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is a complex condition that is best managed by specialised professionals. Trials show that specialised allied health interventions are cost-effective, as compared with usual care. We aimed to study the long-term benefits of specialised physiotherapy using the ParkinsonNet approach in real-world practice. METHODS: We did an observational study, retrospectively analysing a database of health insurance claims that included a representative population of Dutch patients with Parkinson's disease, who were followed for up to 3 years (Jan 1, 2013, to Dec 31, 2015)...
December 12, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237604/stormy-weather-a-retrospective-analysis-of-demand-for-emergency-medical-services-during-epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma
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Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Michael J Abramson, Ed Newbigin, Ben Piper, Justin Dunlop, Paul Holman, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVES: To describe the demand for emergency medical assistance during the largest outbreak of thunderstorm asthma reported globally, which occurred on 21 November 2016. DESIGN: A time series analysis was conducted of emergency medical service caseload between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016. Demand during the thunderstorm asthma event was compared to historical trends for the overall population and across specific subgroups. SETTING: Victoria, Australia...
December 13, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231287/using-secondments-in-tertiary-health-facilities-to-build-paediatric-expertise-in-allied-health-professionals-working-in-rural-new-south-wales
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Carmel Blayden, Sonia Hughes, Jennifer Nicol, Susan Sims, Isobel J Hubbard
OUTLINE OF PROBLEM: Allied health professionals working in rural settings have broad caseloads requiring advanced skills as general specialists. This can include children with specialised needs. DESIGN: Educational secondments were coordinated for allied health professionals to achieve self-nominated learning objectives. Learning objectives were assessed using pre and post evaluations to determine the effect of the educational secondment on knowledge and confidence specific to the nominated learning outcomes...
December 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
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/29204014/mental-healthcare-delivery-in-rural-greece-a-10-year-account-of-a-mobile-mental-health-unit
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Vaios Peritogiannis, Thiresia Manthopoulou, Afroditi Gogou, Venetsanos Mavreas
Introduction: Patients living in rural and remote areas may have limited access to mental healthcare due to lack of facilities and socioeconomic reasons, and this is the case of rural areas in Eastern Europe countries. In Greece, community mental health service delivery in rural areas has been implemented through the development of the Mobile Mental Health Units (MMHUs). Methods: We present a 10-year account of the operation of the MMHU of the prefectures of Ioannina and Thesprotia (MMHU I-T) and report on the impact of the service on mental health delivery in the catchment area...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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