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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431109/performance-of-the-2015-acr-eular-classification-criteria-for-gout-in-a-primary-care-population-presenting-with-monoarthritis
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Hein J E M Janssens, Jaap Fransen, Matthijs Janssen, Tuhina Neogi, H Ralph Schumacher, Tim L Jansen, Nicola Dalbeth, William J Taylor
Objective.: To test the performance of the 2015 ACR-EULAR gout classification criteria against presence of SF MSU crystals in a primary healthcare population. Methods.: The criteria were applied to an existing dataset of consecutive patients with monoarthritis presenting to Dutch family physicians; all patients underwent microscopic SF analysis by design. The data had been prospectively collected to develop a diagnostic decision rule for gout in 2010. Diagnostic performance was assessed by calculating area under the receiver operating characteristic curve, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) and constructing calibration plots for the full version of the criteria (including SF analysis results of all patients) and the clinical-only version (not including SF analysis results)...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410792/accuracy-of-pecarn-catch-and-chalice-head-injury-decision-rules-in-children-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Franz E Babl, Meredith L Borland, Natalie Phillips, Amit Kochar, Sarah Dalton, Mary McCaskill, John A Cheek, Yuri Gilhotra, Jeremy Furyk, Jocelyn Neutze, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Susan Donath, Charlotte Molesworth, Kim Jachno, Brenton Ward, Amanda Williams, Amy Baylis, Louise Crowe, Ed Oakley, Stuart R Dalziel
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision rules can help to determine the need for CT imaging in children with head injuries. We aimed to validate three clinical decision rules (PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE) in a large sample of children. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we included children and adolescents (aged <18 years) with head injuries of any severity who presented to the emergency departments of ten Australian and New Zealand hospitals. We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of PECARN (stratified into children aged <2 years and ≥2 years), CATCH, and CHALICE in predicting each rule-specific outcome measure (clinically important traumatic brain injury [TBI], need for neurological intervention, and clinically significant intracranial injury, respectively)...
April 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410544/does-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-predict-fluid-responsiveness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: The aim of fluid resuscitation is to increase stroke volume, yet this effect is observed in only 50% of patients. Prediction of fluid responsiveness may allow fluid resuscitation to be administered to those most likely to benefit. The aim of this study was to systematically review the test characteristics of respiratory variation in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients with acute circulatory failure. METHODS: Electronic searches combined with reference review of identified studies...
May 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407781/early-identification-of-patients-requiring-massive-transfusion-embolization-or-hemostatic-surgery-for-traumatic-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Alexandre Tran, Maher Matar, Ewout W Steyerberg, Jacinthe Lampron, Monica Taljaard, Christian Vaillancourt
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is a major cause of early mortality following a traumatic injury. The progression and consequences of significant blood loss occur quickly as death from hemorrhagic shock or exsanguination often occurs within the first few hours. The mainstay of treatment therefore involves early identification of patients at risk for hemorrhagic shock in order to provide blood products and control of the bleeding source if necessary. The intended scope of this review is to identify and assess combinations of predictors informing therapeutic decision-making for clinicians during the initial trauma assessment...
April 13, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393708/minor-head-trauma-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-decision-making-nodes
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Mario Mastrangelo, Fabio Midulla
BACKGROUND: Minor head trauma is one of the leading cause of access to pediatric emergency departments with only a limited quote of patients resulting in clinically relevant brain injuries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to guide physicians involved in the management of pediatric head trauma towards a correct clinical approach. METHODS: A Pubmed/Medline search was realized through different entries including "minor head trauma" or "mild head trauma", "minor head injury" or "mild head injury", "acute head trauma"...
April 4, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390779/total-laboratory-automation-do-stat-tests-still-matter
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REVIEW
Alberto Dolci, Davide Giavarina, Sara Pasqualetti, Dominika Szőke, Mauro Panteghini
During the past decades the healthcare systems have rapidly changed and today hospital care is primarily advocated for critical patients and acute treatments, for which laboratory test results are crucial and need to be always reported in predictably short turnaround time (TAT). Laboratories in the hospital setting can face this challenge by changing their organization from a compartmentalized laboratory department toward a decision making-based laboratory department. This requires the implementation of a core laboratory, that exploits total laboratory automation (TLA) using technological innovation in analytical platforms, track systems and information technology, including middleware, and a number of satellite specialized laboratory sections cooperating with care teams for specific medical conditions...
April 5, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387644/medical-necessity-of-routine-admission-of-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Jared D Ament, Krista N Greenan, Patrick Tertulien, Joseph M Galante, Daniel K Nishijima, Marike Zwienenberg
OBJECTIVE Approximately 475,000 children are treated for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the US each year; most are classified as mild TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] Score 13-15). Patients with positive findings on head CT, defined as either intracranial hemorrhage or skull fracture, regardless of severity, are often transferred to tertiary care centers for intensive care unit (ICU) monitoring. This practice creates a significant burden on the health care system. The purpose of this investigation was to derive a clinical decision rule (CDR) to determine which children can safely avoid ICU care...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387542/the-risk-of-bleeding-with-the-use-of-antiplatelet-agents-for-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Ashwin S Nathan, Sounok Sen, Robert W Yeh
In the presence of injured coronary vascular endothelium, platelets become activated to form hemostatic plugs. While this represents a normal healing response to disrupted vascular endothelium, occlusive cardiovascular disease, as a result of maladaptive thrombus formation, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Due to the platelet predominance of arterial thrombi, antiplatelet agents are the mainstay of therapy for arterial cardiovascular disease, though come with a significantly increased risk of bleeding...
April 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375552/predictive-performance-of-the-cha2ds2-vasc-rule-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sander van Doorn, Thomas P A Debray, Femke Kaasenbrood, Arno W Hoes, Frans H Rutten, Karel G M Moons, Geert-Jan Geersing
BACKGROUND: The CHA2DS2-VASc decision rule is widely recommended for estimating stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) though validation studies show ambiguous and conflicting results. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (1) review existing studies validating CHA2DS2-VASc in AF patients not (yet) anticoagulated, 2) meta-analyze estimates of stroke risk per score, and 3) explore sources of heterogeneity across the validation studies. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature review and random effects meta-analysis of studies externally validating CHA2DS2-VASc in AF patients not on anticoagulants...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367027/a-clinical-decision-rule-for-streptococcal-pharyngitis-management-an-update
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Hosain Nasirian, Saeedeh TarvijEslami, Esfandiar Matini, Seyedehsara Bayesh, Yasaman Omaraee
PURPOSE: Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis is a common disease worldwide. We aimed to establish a pragmatic program as a clinical decision rule for GAS pharyngitis diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This article derived from a research project on children aged 6-15 years. Five hundred and seventy-one children met the enrollment criteria on whom throat culture and validities of clinical findings were assessed in positive and negative throat culture groups. RESULTS: Positive GAS throat culture group included 99 (17...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341799/use-of-traumatic-brain-injury-prediction-rules-with-clinical-decision-support
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Peter S Dayan, Dustin W Ballard, Eric Tham, Jeff M Hoffman, Marguerite Swietlik, Sara J Deakyne, Evaline A Alessandrini, Leah Tzimenatos, Lalit Bajaj, David R Vinson, Dustin G Mark, Steve R Offerman, Uli K Chettipally, Marilyn D Paterno, Molly H Schaeffer, Jun Wang, T Charles Casper, Howard S Goldberg, Robert W Grundmeier, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: We determined whether implementing the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prediction rules and providing risks of clinically important TBIs (ciTBIs) with computerized clinical decision support (CDS) reduces computed tomography (CT) use for children with minor head trauma. METHODS: Nonrandomized trial with concurrent controls at 5 pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) and 8 general EDs (GEDs) between November 2011 and June 2014...
March 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323801/predicting-acute-compartment-syndrome-pacs-the-role-of-continuous-monitoring
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Andrew H Schmidt, Michael J Bosse, Katherine P Frey, Robert V OʼToole, Daniel J Stinner, Daniel O Scharfstein, Vadim Zipunnikov, Ellen J MacKenzie
The diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a common clinical challenge among patients who sustain high-energy orthopaedic trauma, largely because no validated criteria exist to reliably define the presence of the condition. In the absence of validated diagnostic standards, concern for the potential clinical and medicolegal impact of a missed compartment syndrome may result in the potential overuse of fasciotomy in "at-risk" patients. The goal of the Predicting Acute Compartment Syndrome Study was to develop a decision rule for predicting the likelihood of ACS that would reduce unnecessary fasciotomies while guarding against potentially missed ACS...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320917/predictors-of-massive-blood-transfusion-a-delphi-study-to-examine-the-views-of-experts
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Jacqueline V Mclennan, K C Mackway-Jones, S T Horne, R Body
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients requiring massive blood transfusion (MBT) have high morbidity and mortality: early and aggressive use of blood products during immediate resuscitation may improve survival. There is currently a lack of evidence to guide initial identification of these patients which is especially important in areas where plasma may need to be thawed. In the absence of this evidence, this study aimed to robustly evaluate expert opinion by using a Delphi process to identify predictors of massive transfusion...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292304/design-and-implementation-of-electronic-health-record-integrated-clinical-prediction-rules-icpr-a-randomized-trial-in-diverse-primary-care-settings
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David A Feldstein, Rachel Hess, Thomas McGinn, Rebecca G Mishuris, Lauren McCullagh, Paul D Smith, Michael Flynn, Joseph Palmisano, Gheorghe Doros, Devin Mann
BACKGROUND: Clinical prediction rules (CPRs) represent a method of determining individual patient risk to help providers make more accurate decisions at the point of care. Well-validated CPRs are underutilized but may decrease antibiotic overuse for acute respiratory infections. The integrated clinical prediction rules (iCPR) study builds on a previous single clinic study to integrate two CPRs into the electronic health record and assess their impact on practice. This article discusses study design and implementation of a multicenter cluster randomized control trial of the iCPR clinical decision support system, including the tool adaptation, usability testing, staff training, and implementation study to disseminate iCPR at multiple clinical sites across two health care systems...
March 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286843/clinical-scoring-systems-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Hanieh Ebrahimi Bakhtavar, Hamid Reza Morteza Bagi, Farzad Rahmani, Kavous Shahsavari Nia, Arezu Ettehadi
Prediction of the outcome and severity of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) has significant importance in patient care, disposition, and determining the need for emergent endoscopy. Recent international recommendations endorse using scoring systems for management of non-variceal UGIB patients. To date, different scoring systems have been developed for predicting the risk of 30-day mortality and re-bleeding. We have discussed the screening performance characteristics of Baylor bleeding score, the Rockall risk scoring score, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center predictive index, Glasgow Blatchford score, T-score, and AIMS65 systems, in the present review...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278448/screening-for-anxiety-depression-and-anxious-depression-in-primary-care-a-field-study-for-icd-11-phc
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David P Goldberg, Geoffrey M Reed, Rebeca Robles, Fareed Minhas, Bushra Razzaque, Sandra Fortes, Jair de Jesus Mari, Tai Pong Lam, José Ángel Garcia, Linda Gask, Anthony C Dowell, Marianne Rosendal, Joseph K Mbatia, Shekhar Saxena
BACKGROUND: In this field study of WHO's revised classification of mental disorders for primary care settings, the ICD-11 PHC, we tested the usefulness of two five-item screening scales for anxiety and depression to be administered in primary care settings. METHODS: The study was conducted in primary care settings in four large middle-income countries. Primary care physicians (PCPs) referred individuals who they suspected might be psychologically distressed to the study...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268786/improving-clinical-models-based-on-knowledge-extracted-from-current-datasets-a-new-approach
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D Mendes, S Paredes, T Rocha, P Carvalho, J Henriques, J Morais
The Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the world, being prevention recognized to be a key intervention able to contradict this reality. In this context, although there are several models and scores currently used in clinical practice to assess the risk of a new cardiovascular event, they present some limitations. The goal of this paper is to improve the CVD risk prediction taking into account the current models as well as information extracted from real and recent datasets. This approach is based on a decision tree scheme in order to assure the clinical interpretability of the model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267709/predicting-serious-complications-in-patients-with-cancer-and-pulmonary-embolism-using-decision-tree-modelling-the-epiphany-index
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A Carmona-Bayonas, P Jiménez-Fonseca, C Font, F Fenoy, R Otero, C Beato, J M Plasencia, M Biosca, M Sánchez, M Benegas, D Calvo-Temprano, D Varona, L Faez, I de la Haba, M Antonio, O Madridano, M P Solis, A Ramchandani, E Castañón, P J Marchena, M Martín, F Ayala de la Peña, V Vicente
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to develop a prognostic stratification tool that enables patients with cancer and pulmonary embolism (PE), whether incidental or symptomatic, to be classified according to the risk of serious complications within 15 days. METHODS: The sample comprised cases from a national registry of pulmonary thromboembolism in patients with cancer (1075 patients from 14 Spanish centres). Diagnosis was incidental in 53.5% of the events in this registry...
April 11, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256042/the-allomap%C3%A2-genomic-biomarker-story-10-years-after
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Mario C Deng
Over the last >20 years, we have co-developed the rationale for the first diagnostic and prognostic leukocyte gene expression profiling (GEP) biomarker test in transplantation medicine that gained US-FDA-regulatory clearance and international evidence-based medicine guideline acceptance to rule out moderate/severe acute cellular cardiac allograft rejection without invasive endomyocardial biopsies (EMB). Based on this test, a non-invasive clinical algorithm was implemented since 2005. After clinical implementation, this GEP-based monitoring in direct comparison with an EMB-based strategy was non-inferior with respect to detection of clinical rejection, defined as new onset allograft dysfunction with/without histology of ACR, re-transplantation or death, and at the same time improved patient satisfaction...
March 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255067/reducing-head-ct-use-for-children-with-head-injuries-in-a-community-emergency-department
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Rebecca M Jennings, Jennifer J Burtner, Joseph F Pellicer, Deepthi K Nair, Miranda C Bradford, Michele Shaffer, Neil G Uspal, Joel S Tieder
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision rules have reduced use of computed tomography (CT) to evaluate minor pediatric head injury in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). CT use remains high in community EDs, where the majority of children seek medical care. We sought to reduce the rate of CT scans used to evaluate pediatric head injury from 29% to 20% in a community ED. METHODS: We evaluated a quality improvement (QI) project in a community ED aimed at decreasing the use of head CT scans in children by implementing a validated head trauma prediction rule for traumatic brain injury...
March 2, 2017: Pediatrics
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