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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087496/digital-pills-to-measure-opioid-ingestion-patterns-in-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-fracture-pain-a-pilot-study
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Peter R Chai, Stephanie Carreiro, Brendan J Innes, Rochelle K Rosen, Conall O'Cleirigh, Kenneth H Mayer, Edward W Boyer
BACKGROUND: Nonadherence to prescribed regimens for opioid analgesic agents contributes to increasing opioid abuse and overdose death. Opioids are frequently prescribed on an as-needed basis, placing the responsibility to determine opioid dose and frequency with the patient. There is wide variability in physician prescribing patterns because of the lack of data describing how patients actually use as-needed opioid analgesics. Digital pill systems have a radiofrequency emitter that directly measures medication ingestion events, and they provide an opportunity to discover the dose, timing, and duration of opioid therapy...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078763/development-and-feasibility-testing-of-the-pediatric-emergency-discharge-interaction-coding-scheme
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Janet A Curran, Alexandra Taylor, Jill Chorney, Stephen Porter, Andrea Murphy, Shannon MacPhee, Andrea Bishop, Rebecca Haworth
BACKGROUND: Discharge communication is an important aspect of high-quality emergency care. This study addresses the gap in knowledge on how to describe discharge communication in a paediatric emergency department (ED). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this feasibility study was to develop and test a coding scheme to characterize discharge communication between health-care providers (HCPs) and caregivers who visit the ED with their children. DESIGN: The Pediatric Emergency Discharge Interaction Coding Scheme (PEDICS) and coding manual were developed following a review of the literature and an iterative refinement process involving HCP observations, inter-rater assessments and team consensus...
January 12, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065207/text-messaging-research-participants-as-a-follow-up-strategy-to-decrease-emergency-department-study-attrition
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Catherine Varner, Shelley McLeod, Negine Nahiddi, Bjug Borgundvaag
OBJECTIVE: Collecting patient-reported follow-up data for prospective studies in the emergency department (ED) is challenging in this minimal continuity setting. The objective of this study was to determine whether text messaging study participants involved in an ongoing randomized trial resulted in a lower rate of attrition as compared to conventional telephone follow-up. METHODS: This was a nested cohort analysis of research participants enrolled in a randomized controlled trial assessing head injury discharge instructions...
January 9, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060788/outpatient-total-hip-arthroplasty-total-knee-arthroplasty-and-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Pollock, Lyndsay Somerville, Andrew Firth, Brent Lanting
BACKGROUND: The demand for total hip arthroplasty (THA), total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is growing rapidly because of the proven success of these procedures and an increase in the aging population. However, resources are limited and health-care budgets are finite. Recently, a number of care providers have started performing these procedures on an outpatient basis, with the patients being discharged from the hospital on the day of surgery. The primary objective of this systematic review was to examine the evidence regarding the safety and feasibility of performing THA, TKA, or UKA on an outpatient basis...
December 27, 2016: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045940/applying-the-integrated-practice-unit-concept-to-a-modified-virtual-ward-model-of-care-for-patients-at-highest-risk-of-readmission-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lian Leng Low, Shu Yun Tan, Matthew Joo Ming Ng, Wei Yi Tay, Lee Beng Ng, Kanchana Balasubramaniam, Rachel Marie Towle, Kheng Hock Lee
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence from the virtual ward care model showed that multidisciplinary case management are inadequate to reduce readmissions or death for high risk patients. There is consensus that interventions should encompass both pre-hospital discharge and post-discharge transitional care to be effective. Integrated practice units (IPU) had been proposed as an approach of restructuring the organization and work processes of multidisciplinary teams to achieve value in healthcare...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028409/influence-of-early-intensive-rehabilitation-on-functional-mobility-after-low-back-surgery
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Tsvetelina Bizheva, Daniela Lubenova, Ivan Maznev, Kristin Grigorova-Petrova, Antoaneta Dimitrova, Danche Vasileva, Milena Nikolova
AIM: The research aims to determine the influence of early goal-oriented physical therapy program in combination with educational booklet and standard physical therapy without written instructions on functional mobility outcomes in patients after low back surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty patients with similar functional impairments were randomly divided into two groups, a control group (CG n = 10) and an experimental group (EG n = 20). The outcome measures include time to move from lying to sitting position, the TUG test and the 6-meter walk test...
December 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026726/-intra-articular-application-of-tranexamic-acid-significantly-reduces-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirement-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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J Lošťák, J Gallo, J Špička, K Langová
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the effect of topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA, Exacyl) on the amount of post-operative blood loss, and blood transfusion requirement in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Attention was paid to early complications potentially associated with TXA administration, such as haematoma, wound exudate, or knee swelling. In addition, the economic benefit of TXA treatment was also taken into account. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 238 patients (85 men and 153 women) who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) at our department between January 2013 and November 2015...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009617/health-literacy-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients
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Filip Cosic, Lara Kimmel, Elton Edwards
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the level of health literacy in a post-operative orthopaedic trauma population, and evaluate the efficacy of a simple pre discharge discussion strategy, targeted at improving health literacy. DESIGN: A pre-post intervention study was conducted from April 2014 until January 2015. SETTING: Academic Level 1 trauma centre. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety consecutive orthopaedic trauma patients with operatively managed lower limb fractures were recruited...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009614/factors-associated-with-patient-initiated-telephone-calls-after-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery
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Michael M Hadeed, Abdurrahman Kandil, Vandan Patel, Avery Morrison, Wendy M Novicoff, Seth Yarboro
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of early patient-initiated postoperative telephone calls and reasons for those calls. Secondary goals are to determine perioperative predictive factors for calls including the procedures most frequently associated with them. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review SETTING:: Academic Level 1 Trauma Center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: 684 patients who underwent surgical treatment by our orthopaedic trauma division between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003282/a-systematic-review-on-the-effect-of-the-organisation-of-hospital-discharge-on-patient-health-outcomes
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Bérengère Couturier, Fabrice Carrat, Gilles Hejblum
OBJECTIVE: The transition from hospital to home represents a key step in the management of patients and several problems related to this transition may arise, with potential adverse effects on patient health after discharge. The purpose of our study was to explore the association between components of the hospital discharge process including subsequent continuity of care and patient outcomes in the post-discharge period. DESIGN: Systematic review of observational and interventional studies...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002078/nurse-counseling-for-physical-activity-in-patients-undergoing-esophagectomy
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Hiroko Komatsu, Shigeaki Watanuki, Yurie Koyama, Keio Iino, Miho Kurihara, Hideo Uesugi, Kaori Yagasaki, Hiroyuki Daiko
Strong evidence exists regarding multiple benefits of physical activity among cancer patients. Patients undergoing esophagectomy received counseling for physical activity by a nurse and instructions to keep a diary of physical activities before surgery, followed by 2 counseling sessions after surgery. Physical activity, body mass index, psychological distress, and quality of life were measured at baseline, 2-4 weeks, and 3 and 6 months after discharge. Of 29 participants (mean age = 65.9 years), 72.5% underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position with 3-field lymphadectomy...
December 19, 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001332/patients-experiences-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-at-home-for-the-treatment-of-deep-perivascular-groin-infection-after-vascular-surgery
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Christina Monsen, Stefan Acosta, Christine Kumlien
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore experiences of negative pressure wound therapy at home, in patients with deep perivascular groin infection after vascular surgery and management in daily life. BACKGROUND: Deep surgical site infection after vascular surgery with exposed vessels often requires long-term treatment with negative pressure wound therapy, and continued therapy at home has become routine. DESIGN: An explorative qualitative study. METHODS: Nine men and six women with a deep surgical site infection in the groin after vascular surgery, treated in their home with negative pressure wound therapy, were interviewed...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994320/comparative-assessment-of-efficacy-of-two-different-pretreatment-single-oral-doses-of-betamethasone-on-inter-appointment-and-postoperative-discomfort-an-in-vivo-clinical-evaluation
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Hitesh Gyanani, Naveen Chhabra, Ghanshyam R Parmar
AIM: Study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of two different pretreatment single oral doses of betamethasone on the incidence of inter-appointment flare up and postoperative discomfort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients aged 18-59 years requiring endodontic treatment were selected and randomly assigned to three groups; single pretreatment oral dose of placebo or betamethasone in two different oral doses of 0.5 mg and 1 mg, respectively. Endodontic therapy was completed in two visits using triple antibiotic paste as intracanal medicament...
November 2016: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993342/individualized-behavior-therapy-for-alcoholics-republished-article
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Mark B Sobell, Linda C Sobell
A behavior therapy for alcoholism was designed based on the rationale that alcoholic drinking is a discriminated, operant response. Treatment emphasized determining setting events for each subject's drinking and training equally effective alternative responses to those situations. Seventy male, hospitalized, Gamma alcoholics were assigned to a treatment goal of either nondrinking (N=30) or controlled drinking (N=40). Subjects of each group were then randomly assigned to either an experimental group receiving 17 behavioral treatment sessions or a control group receiving only conventional treatment...
November 2016: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988251/upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-a-triathlete-again-intense-endurance-exercise-as-a-thrombogenic-risk
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Ignacio Sancho-González, María Vicenta Bonilla-Hernández, David Ibañez-Muñoz, Davinia Vicente-Campos, José López Chicharro
Triathlon followers increase each year and long-distance events have seen major growth worldwide. In the cycling phase, athletes must maintain an aerodynamic posture on the bike for long periods of time. We report a case of a 38-year-old triathlete with symptoms of an axillary vein thrombosis 48h after a long triathlon competition. After 3days of hospitalization with a treatment consisted on enoxaparin anticoagulant and acenocumarol, the patient was discharged with instructions to continue treatment under home hospitalization with acetaminophen...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984359/analysis-of-factors-affecting-the-outcomes-of-in-hospitalized-vestibular-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-intractable-dizziness
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Fumiyuki Goto, Kyoko Nomura, Fumiaki Taka, Miki Arai, Nagisa Sugaya
OBJECTIVE: To analyze somatic and psychological factors affecting the outcomes of in-hospital vestibular rehabilitation in patients with intractable dizziness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 138 patients with persistent dizziness caused by peripheral vestibular dysfunction. They were hospitalized and taught to conduct a vestibular rehabilitation program for 30 minutes by themselves three times a day over 5 days. They were then instructed to continue performing the program every day after discharge...
December 14, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979598/how-successful-is-the-transition-to-adult-urology-care-in-spina-bifida-a-single-center-7-year-experience
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Konrad M Szymanski, Mark P Cain, Thomas J Hardacker, Rosalia Misseri
INTRODUCTION: Rates of successful transition from adolescent to adult spina bifida (SB) care are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess rates and predictors of successful transition from a multidisciplinary SB clinic to a transitional urology clinic (TUC), or a pediatric or adult urologist. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed patients discharged from a multidisciplinary SB clinic (2006-2012), collecting demographic and clinical data...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932360/the-effects-of-a-high-intensity-functional-exercise-group-on-clinical-outcomes-in-hospitalised-older-adults-an-assessor-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial
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Melissa J M Raymond, Kimberley J Jeffs, Adele Winter, Sze-Ee Soh, Peter Hunter, Anne E Holland
OBJECTIVE: to investigate a high-intensity functional exercise (HIFE) group in hospitalised older adults. DESIGN: assessor-blinded, randomised-controlled trial. SETTING: sub-acute wards at a metropolitan rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: older adults ≥65 years (n = 468) able to stand with minimum assistance or less from a chair and follow instructions. INTERVENTION: 'group' participants were offered a standing HIFE group three times a week and individual physiotherapy sessions twice a week...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931463/guideline-for-monitoring-and-management-of-pediatric-patients-before-during-and-after-sedation-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-update-2016
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The safe sedation of children for procedures requires a systematic approach that includes the following: no administration of sedating medication without the safety net of medical/dental supervision, careful presedation evaluation for underlying medical or surgical conditions that would place the child at increased risk from sedating medications, appropriate fasting for elective procedures and a balance between the depth of sedation and risk for those who are unable to fast because of the urgent nature of the procedure, a focused airway examination for large (kissing) tonsils or anatomic airway abnormalities that might increase thepotential for airway obstruction, a clear understanding of the medication's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic effects and drug interactions, appropriate training and skills in airway management to allow rescue of the patient, age- and size-appropriate equipment for airway management and venous access, appropriate medications and reversal agents, sufficient numbers of staff to both carry out the procedure and monitor the patient, appropriate physiologic monitoring during and after the procedure, a properly equipped and staffed recovery area, recovery to the presedation level of consciousness before discharge from medical/dental supervision, and appropriate discharge instructions...
October 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926681/influence-of-immediate-and-delayed-lower-limb-amputation-compared-with-lower-limb-salvage-on-functional-and-mental-health-outcomes-post-rehabilitation-in-the-u-k-military
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Peter Ladlow, Rhodri Phillip, Russell Coppack, John Etherington, James Bilzon, M Polly McGuigan, Alexander N Bennett
BACKGROUND: Medical practitioners face difficult decisions over whether to amputate or to salvage a lower limb that has undergone trauma. To our knowledge, there has been little evidence reporting the impact of different surgical decisions on functional and mental health outcomes following intensive rehabilitation that might inform decision-making. METHODS: This study is a retrospective, independent-group comparison of rehabilitation outcomes from a U.K. military complex trauma rehabilitation center...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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