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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641169/association-between-switching-antiepileptic-drug-products-and-healthcare-utilization-a-systematic-review
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Patrick Kwan, André Palmini
AIMS: There is ongoing concern whether switching between different antiepileptic drug (AED) products may compromise patient care. We systematically reviewed changes in healthcare utilization following AED switch. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (1980-October 2016) for studies that assessed the effect of AED switching in patients with epilepsy on outpatient visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization and hospital stay duration. RESULTS: A total of 14 articles met the inclusion criteria...
June 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633152/state-of-pelvic-and-acetabular-surgery-in-the-developing-world-a-global-survey-of-orthopaedic-surgeons-at-surgical-implant-generation-network-sign-hospitals
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Paul S Whiting, Duane R Anderson, Daniel D Galat, Lewis G Zirkle, Douglas W Lundy, Hassan R Mir
OBJECTIVES: To document the current state of pelvic and acetabular surgery in the developing world and to identify critical areas for improvement in the treatment of these complex injuries. DESIGN: A 50-question online survey. SETTING: International, multicenter. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: One hundred eighty-one orthopaedic surgeons at Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) hospitals, which represent a cross-section of institutions in low- and middle-income countries that treat high-energy musculoskeletal trauma...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632654/an-overview-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pal Suranyi, Akos Varga-Szemes, Anthony M Hlavacek
Familiarity with congenital heart disease (CHD) and its manifestations in adults is becoming increasingly important for the practicing cardiothoracic imager. The use of computed tomographic angiography is becoming commonplace not only in adults with a history and subsequent interventions for CHD as a child but also in de novo detection of-typically-milder, survivable forms of CHD, which are clinically suspected because of declining cardiac performance, cardiac events, or murmurs. Occasionally, adult CHD (ACHD) is found incidentally on scans performed for other indications (eg, trauma or neoplasm staging) because of improvements in computed tomographic technology and advanced visualization...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628487/do-toddler-s-fractures-of-the-tibia-require-evaluation-and-management-by-an-orthopaedic-surgeon-routinely
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John S Adamich, Mark W Camp
OBJECTIVE: The majority of uncomplicated toddler fractures of the tibia (toddler's fractures) do not need an orthopaedic surgeon's intervention or follow-up. However, inexperienced emergency room physicians, general practitioners and orthopaedic trainees and surgeons understandably defer to a cautious approach of referral and subsequent frequent clinical and radiographic follow-up. An evidence-based pathway can help prevent this overtreatment, reduce unnecessary radiation exposure and decrease the financial burden on families and the healthcare system...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624174/the-performance-gap-for-residents-in-transfer-of-intracorporeal-suturing-skills-from-box-trainer-to-operating-room
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Patrice Crochet, Aubert Agostini, Sophie Knight, Noémie Resseguier, Stéphane Berdah, Rajesh Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: Training on laparoscopic box trainer (BT) improves suturing skills in the operating room (OR). Optimal laboratory training should provide trainees with an adequate level of skills that can be transferred to the OR with no decline in performances. This study aimed to compare OR intracorporeal suturing performances of residents who trained with a fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) BT vs. those of experienced laparoscopists. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623838/economic-analysis-of-an-epilepsy-outreach-model-of-care-in-a-university-hospital-setting
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Eimer Maloney, Ronan N McGinty, Daniel J Costello
The prevalence of epilepsy in people with intellectual disability is higher than in the general population and prevalence rates increase with increasing levels of disability. Prevalence rates of epilepsy are highest among those living in residential care. The healthcare needs of people with intellectual disability and epilepsy are complex and deserve special consideration in terms of healthcare provision and access to specialist epilepsy clinics, which are usually held in acute hospital campuses. This patient population is at risk of suboptimal care because of significant difficulties accessing specialist epilepsy care which is typically delivered in the environs of acute hospitals...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620491/pseudo-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-presenting-as-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-pernicious-anemia
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Saroj Kandel, Nibash Budhathoki, Shanta Pandey, Bikash Bhattarai, Aam Baqui, Ramesh Pandey, Divya Salhan, Danilo Enriquez, Joseph Quist, Frances M Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: We present a rare case of pernicious anemia presented as multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, later found to have pseudo-thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. METHODS: An 86-year-old female presented with respiratory distress, altered mental status, acute renal failure and was intubated in emergency room. She was found to have severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, high lactate, high lactate dehydrogenase and low haptoglobin. Peripheral smear revealed multilobulated neutrophils with schistocytes, poikilocytes and anisocytes...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620060/hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-academic-health-science-center
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Kaien Gu, Dafna D Gladman, Jiandong Su, Murray B Urowitz
OBJECTIVE: Hospitalization occurs in about 10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) each year and accounts for most of the direct cost of SLE patient care. We aimed to determine the frequency of admissions of patients with SLE and describe their causes and outcomes. METHODS: We identified all hospitalizations at University Health Network in the periods 2011-2012 and 2013-2015 with an International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed. code of M32 (SLE)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619038/the-experiences-of-women-with-maternal-near-miss-and-their-perception-of-quality-of-care-in-kelantan-malaysia-a-qualitative-study
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Mohd Noor Norhayati, Nik Hussain Nik Hazlina, Ab Razak Asrenee, Zaharah Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality has been the main way of ascertaining the outcome of maternal and obstetric care. However, maternal morbidities occur more frequently than maternal deaths; therefore, maternal near miss was suggested as a more useful indicator for the evaluation and improvement of maternal health services. Our study aimed to explore the experiences of women with maternal near miss and their perception of the quality of care in Kelantan, Malaysia. METHODS: A qualitative phenomenological approach with in-depth interview method was conducted in two tertiary hospitals in Kelantan, Malaysia...
June 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617428/creation-of-interdisciplinary-guidelines-for-care-of-women-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-pregnancy-loss
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A Catlin
A research trajectory is reported that created state-of-the-art interdisciplinary guidelines for care of women and their families who arrive in the emergency department with pregnancy loss. These guidelines include attention to mother and family bereavement as well as care of the fetus. Design was a triangulated non-experimental exploratory action research for the purpose of changing practice. Included were: (1) A qualitative study of emergency room nurses and physicians to assess beliefs/barriers to providing optimal care for pregnancy loss patients...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614421/zero-calcium-score-as-a-filter-for-further-testing-in-patients-admitted-to-the-coronary-care-unit-with-chest-pain
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Luis Cláudio Lemos Correia, Fábio P Esteves, Manuela Carvalhal, Thiago Menezes Barbosa de Souza, Nicole de Sá, Vitor Calixto de Almeida Correia, Felipe Kalil Beirão Alexandre, Fernanda Lopes, Felipe Ferreira, Márcia Noya-Rabelo
Background: The accuracy of zero coronary calcium score as a filter in patients with chest pain has been demonstrated at the emergency room and outpatient clinics, populations with low prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Objective: To test the gatekeeping role of zero calcium score in patients with chest pain admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU), where the pretest probability of CAD is higher than that of other populations. Methods: Patients underwent computed tomography for calcium scoring, and obstructive CAD was defined by a minimum 70% stenosis on invasive angiography...
June 12, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607677/design-and-implementation-of-a-trauma-care-bundle-at-a-community-hospital
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Ryan Andres, Elan Hahn, Steffen de Kok, Rafi Setrak, Jeffrey Doyle, Allison Brown
The Niagara Health System (NHS) in Ontario, Canada is comprised of three non-designated trauma center (NTC) hospitals which provide primary care to approximately 100 trauma patients annually. NTCs often lack standardized resources such as trauma surgeons, trauma-trained emergency room physicians, Advanced Trauma Life Support certified staff, trauma protocols, and other resources commonly found at designated trauma centers. Studies indicate that these differences contribute to poorer outcomes for trauma patients treated at community hospitals in Ontario, including the NTC hospitals of the NHS...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604548/pediatric-lower-extremity-lawn-mower-injuries-and-reconstruction-retrospective-10-year-review-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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Leslie G Branch, John C Crantford, James T Thompson, Shruti C Tannan
INTRODUCTION: From 2004 to 2013, there were 9341 lawn mower injuries in children under 20 years old. The incidence of lawn mower injuries in children has not decreased since 1990 despite implementation of various different prevention strategies. In this report, the authors review the results of pediatric lawn mower-related lower-extremity injuries treated at a tertiary care referral center as well as review the overall literature. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed at a level 1 trauma center over a 10-year period (2005-2015)...
June 9, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604141/cost-effectiveness-of-subdermal-implantable-buprenorphine-versus-sublingual-buprenorphine-to-treat-opioid-use-disorder
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John A Carter, Ryan Dammerman, Michael Frost
AIMS: Subdermal implantable buprenorphine (BSI) was recently approved to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) in clinically-stable adults. In the pivotal clinical trial, BSI was associated with a higher proportion of completely-abstinent patients (85.7% vs 71.9%; P = 0.03) versus sublingual buprenorphine (SL-BPN). Elsewhere, relapse to illicit drug use is associated with diminished treatment outcomes and increased costs. Herein, we evaluated the cost-effectiveness of BSI versus SL-BPN from a US societal perspective...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599914/long-term-benefits-of-education-by-emergency-care-nurses-at-discharge-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Carolina Fuenzalida, Gritzel Hernández, Inés Ferro, Carme Siches, Àngels Ambrós, Blanca Coll-Vinent
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Health education improves the prognosis of many diseases. A previous study in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that an educational intervention by nurses at discharge from the emergency room (ER) decreased AF-related complications at 3-month follow-up. Our objective was to determine whether this intervention had a long-term effect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study assessed the outcomes of an intervention carried out upon discharge from the ER...
June 6, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599883/uterine-sparing-laparoscopic-resection-of-accessory-cavitated-uterine-masses
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Ann Peters, Noah B Rindos, Richard S Guido, Nicole M Donnellan
To demonstrate surgical techniques utilized during uterine-sparing laparoscopic resections of accessory cavitated uterine masses (ACUM) BACKGROUND: ACUM represent a rare uterine entity observed in premenopausal women suffering from dysmenorrhea and recurrent pelvic pain. The diagnosis is made when an isolated extra-cavitated uterine mass is resected from an otherwise normal appearing uterus with unremarkable endometrial lumen and adnexal structures. Pathologic confirmation requires an accessory cavity lined with endometrial epithelium (and corresponding glands and stroma) filled with chocolate-brown fluid...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598044/a-study-of-prehospital-delay-patterns-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-an-urban-tertiary-care-institute-in-mumbai
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Ashar Khan, Milind Phadke, Yash Y Lokhandwala, Pratap J Nathani
OBJECTIVE: There is now increasing awareness about the need for early diagnosis in patients presenting with chest pain. Pre-hospital delay remains a major hurdle in the institution of early reperfusion therapy, which is crucial in salvaging 'at-risk' myocardium and reducing adverse cardiovascular events following ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This study aims to determine the incidence and the determinants of delayed presentation STEMI and the potential impact of such delay on adverse cardiovascular outcomes...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593326/intraoperative-infusion-of-dexmedetomidine-for-prevention-of-postoperative-delirium-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-major-elective-noncardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Stacie Deiner, Xiaodong Luo, Hung-Mo Lin, Daniel I Sessler, Leif Saager, Frederick E Sieber, Hochang B Lee, Mary Sano, Christopher Jankowski, Sergio D Bergese, Keith Candiotti, Joseph H Flaherty, Harendra Arora, Aryeh Shander, Peter Rock
Importance: Postoperative delirium occurs in 10% to 60% of elderly patients having major surgery and is associated with longer hospital stays, increased hospital costs, and 1-year mortality. Emerging literature suggests that dexmedetomidine sedation in critical care units is associated with reduced incidence of delirium. However, intraoperative use of dexmedetomidine for prevention of delirium has not been well studied. Objective: To evaluate whether an intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine reduces postoperative delirium...
June 7, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589296/-neglected-lonely-and-sick-the-social-breakdown-a%C3%A2-special-patient-group-in-the-emergency-department
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I Gräff, R C Dolscheid-Pommerich, S Ghamari, T Baehner, H Goost
BACKGROUND: The emergency department (ED) is increasingly becoming the primary care unit of patients who are no longer able to meet the necessary minimum requirements for a healthy life. In the emergency medical care of these patients, fixation errors and stereotyped thinking can distract from serious illnesses, which can be tended by emergency medicine. This group of patients, with their multifactorial problems, represents a special challenge for the staff of the ED. The aim of this study is to improve the quality of the care for a special patient group...
June 6, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588153/gastric-dilatation-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-a-child-with-prader-willi-syndrome
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Clara Blat, Elisenda Busquets, Teresa Gili, Assumpta Caixàs, Elisabeth Gabau, Raquel Corripio
BACKGROUND Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by initial muscular hypotonia and feeding difficulties, and later an insatiable appetite, hyperphagia and obesity along with mild to moderate intellectual impairment. Affected individuals' food-seeking behavior and suspected delayed gastric emptying can lead to gastric dilatation with subsequent necrosis and perforation. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome at neonatal age due to muscular hypotonia, who started growth hormone therapy at 20 months...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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