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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088774/association-between-e-alert-implementation-for-detection-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Philippe Lachance, Pierre-Marc Villeneuve, Oleksa G Rewa, Francis P Wilson, Nicholas M Selby, Robin M Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw
BACKGROUND: Electronic alerts (e-alerts) for acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized patients are increasingly being implemented; however, their impact on outcomes remains uncertain. METHODS: We performed a systematic review. Electronic databases and grey literature were searched for original studies published between 1990 and 2016. Randomized, quasi-randomized, observational and before-and-after studies that included hospitalized patients, implemented e-alerts for AKI and described their impact on one of care processes, patient-centred outcomes or resource utilization measures were included...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087054/care-pathway-of-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-in-daily-practice-in-france-results-from-the-repere-national-survey
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Pascal Hammel, Romain Coriat, Gérard Lledo, Mariella de Bausset, Marion Selosse, Stéphane Obled, Franck Bonnetain
Data in the literature regarding the care pathway of pancreatic cancer patients are limited. The objective of the REPERE survey was to identify and describe the initial stages of the care pathway of pancreatic patients in the metastatic phase. From May to October 2015, 62 oncologists (ON) or gastroenterologists specialized in digestive oncology (GESDO) and 300 general practitioners (GP) completed an electronic questionnaire on the pathway of 728 patients recently diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
January 10, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079746/sentinel-surveillance-for-expedited-partner-therapy-prescriptions-using-pharmacy-data-in-2-new-york-city-neighborhoods-2015
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Ebiere Okah, Vibhuti Arya, Meighan Rogers, Michelle Kim, Julia Ann Schillinger
BACKGROUND: Expedited partner therapy (EPT) for Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) is the practice of providing Ct-infected patients with medication, or prescription (prescription-EPT) to deliver to their sex partners without first examining those partners. New York City (NYC) providers commonly use prescription-EPT, yet NYC pharmacists report only occasional receipt of EPT prescriptions. This project assessed the frequency of EPT prescriptions filled in 2 NYC neighborhoods. METHODS: The 2 NYC facilities reporting the most frequent use of prescription-EPT were identified from Ct provider case reports and contacted to ascertain their EPT practices...
February 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078665/computerized-pharmacy-surveillance-and-alert-system-for-drug-related-problems
#4
O Ferrández, O Urbina, S Grau, J Mateu-de-Antonio, M Marin-Casino, J Portabella, S Mojal, M Riu, E Salas
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Because of the impact of drug-related problems (DRPs) on morbidity and mortality, there is a need for computerized strategies to increase drug safety. The detection and identification of the causes of potential DRPs can be facilitated by the incorporation of a pharmacy warning system (PWS) in the computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) and its application in the routine validation of inpatient drug therapy. A limited number of studies have evaluated a clinical decision support system to monitor drug treatment...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074349/second-generation-antipsychotic-utilization-and-metabolic-parameter-monitoring-in-an-inpatient-pediatric-population-a-retrospective-analysis
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Valerie D Nolt, Alexandra Victoria Kibler, G Lucy Wilkening, Tanya J Fabian
BACKGROUND: Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are prescribed for a variety of indications and are strongly associated with adverse metabolic effects. Studies of pediatric outpatients have revealed several deficiencies in monitoring practices for adverse effects associated with SGAs. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to characterize SGA prescribing and metabolic parameter monitoring (MPM) in an inpatient pediatric population. METHODS: Patients aged <18 years and discharged on SGA treatment between 1 November 2013 and 30 April 2014 from an inpatient psychiatric institution in Pittsburgh, PA, USA were included...
January 10, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072938/welfare-of-anaesthesia-trainees-survey
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G B Downey, J M McDonald, R G Downey
This study was designed to investigate levels of stress, anxiety or depression and to identify factors compounding or relieving stress in anaesthesia trainees within the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) training scheme. An electronic survey was sent to 999 randomly selected trainees and 428 responses were received. In addition to demographics, psychological wellbeing was assessed using the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and questions were asked about depression and anxiety, exacerbating factors, personal healthcare and strategies used to manage stress...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067568/improving-community-prescribing-of-post-fracture-denosumab-after-discharge
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Helen Wood, Harriet Lewis, Rachael Ward, Tarun Solanki, Prabhath Fernando
BACKGROUND: In the UK, denosumab is usually started by hospital clinicians and continued by primary care physicians in the community, but in the authors' region denosumab is a 'green light' drug, only prescribed by the primary care team. The authors suspected that a proportion of patients who were recommended to start the drug after a neck of femur fracture were not receiving this on discharge. They aimed to improve the prescribing of denosumab by implementing a quality improvement project...
January 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067382/predicting-the-role-of-seed-morphology-in-the-evolution-of-anisotropic-nanocatalysts
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Hector Barron, George Opletal, Richard Tilley, Amanda S Barnard
Controlling the structure of nanocrystals is an effective way to tune their properties and improve performance in a wide variety of applications. However, the atomic pathways for achieving this goal are difficult to identify and exercise, due to competing kinetic and thermodynamic influences during formation. In particular, an understanding of how symmetry, and symmetry breaking, determine nanocrystal morphology would significantly advance our ability to produce nanomaterials with prescribed functions. In this study we present results of a detailed computational study into the atomic structure of platinum nanoparticles at early growth stages of formation, as a function of temperature and atomic deposition rates...
January 9, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063606/-assessment-of-antibiotic-use-and-impact-of-an-intervention-intended-to-modify-the-prescribing-behavior-in-surgical-prophylaxis-in-6hospitals-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-monterrey-mexico
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Gerardo Del Carmen Palacios-Saucedo, Mauricio de la Garza-Camargo, Evangelina Briones-Lara, Sandra Carmona-González, Ricardo García-Cabello, Luis Arturo Islas-Esparza, Gustavo Saldaña-Flores, Juan Roberto González-Cano, Román González-Ruvalcaba, Francisco Javier Valadez-Botello, Gerardo Enrique Muñoz-Maldonado, Carlos Alberto Montero-Cantú, Rita Delia Díaz-Ramos, Fortino Solórzano-Santos
BACKGROUND: Improper use of antibiotics increases antimicrobial resistance. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the use of antibiotics and the impact of an intervention designed to improve antibiotic prescription for surgical prophylaxis in 6 hospitals of Monterrey, Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Design: A prospective multicenter survey and a pretest-postest experimental study. Phase 1: Survey to evaluate the use of antibiotics through an especially designed guide...
January 4, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063462/going-digital-a-narrative-overview-of-the-clinical-and-organisational-impacts-of-ehealth-technologies-in-hospital-practice
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Justin Keasberry, Ian A Scott, Clair Sullivan, Andrew Staib, Richard Ashby
Objective The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of hospital-based eHealth technologies on quality, safety and efficiency of care and clinical outcomes.Methods Systematic reviews and reviews of systematic reviews of eHealth technologies published in PubMed/Medline/Cochrane Library between January 2010 and October 2015 were evaluated. Reviews of implementation issues, non-hospital settings or remote care or patient-focused technologies were excluded from analysis. Methodological quality was assessed using a validated appraisal tool...
January 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060051/e-prescribing-and-adverse-drug-events-an-observational-study-of-the-medicare-part-d-population-with-diabetes
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Meghan Hufstader Gabriel, Christopher Powers, William Encinosa, Julie P W Bynum
BACKGROUND: Although the adoption of e-prescriptions among physicians has increased substantially under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act and Meaningful Use programs, little is known of its impact on patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of e-prescribing on emergency visits or hospitalizations for diabetes-related adverse drug events (ADEs) including hypoglycemia. DESIGN: This is a prospective, observational cohort study with patient fixed effects...
January 3, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059691/establishing-data-intensive-healthcare-the-case-of-hospital-electronic-prescribing-and-medicines-administration-systems-in-scotland
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Kathrin Cresswell, Pam Smith, Charles Swainson, Angela Timoney, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Creating learning health systems, characterised by the use and repeated reuse of demographic, process and clinical data to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of care, is a key aim in realising the potential benefits and efficiency savings associated with the implementation of health information technology. OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate stakeholder perspectives on and experiences of the implementation of hospital electronic prescribing and medicines administration (HEPMA) systems in Scotland and use these to inform political decisions on approaches to promoting the use and reuse of digitised prescribing and medication administration data in order to improve care processes and outcomes...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058574/quality-of-life-with-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrilation-by-therapeutic-compliance
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Emilio Márquez-Contreras, Nieves Martell-Claros, Vicente Gil-Guillén, Mariano De la Figuera-Von Wichmann, Eugenio Sánchez-López, Ines Gil-Gil, Sara Márquez-Rivero
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life (QOL) with rivaroxaban in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrilation (NVAF) related to therapeutic compliance. METHODS: Prospective, longitudinal, multicenter study was developed in 160 Spanish primary or specialized care centers. We included 412 patients treated with rivaroxaban, prescribed for stroke prevention. Three visits were conducted: baseline, 6 and 12 months. Compliance was measured by electronic monitoring systems...
January 6, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050808/development-and-implementation-of-a-mental-health-finder-software-tool-within-an-electronic-medical-record-system
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D Swan, A Hannigan, S Higgins, R McDonnell, D Meagher, W Cullen
BACKGROUND: In Ireland, as in many other healthcare systems, mental health service provision is being reconfigured with a move toward more care in the community, and particularly primary care. Recording and surveillance systems for mental health information and activities in primary care are needed for service planning and quality improvement. AIMS: We describe the development and initial implementation of a software tool ('mental health finder') within a widely used primary care electronic medical record system (EMR) in Ireland to enable large-scale data collection on the epidemiology and management of mental health and substance use problems among patients attending general practice...
January 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048508/su-f-t-573-evaluation-of-ebt-xd-radiochromic-films-for-verification-of-sbrt-and-srs-treatment-delivery
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J Aubry, K Zerouali
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy and precision of radiochromic films EBT-XD for quality control of stereotaxic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) plan delivery. METHODS: A film cut in 3×10 cm2 strips was irradiated from 0 to 20 Gy in increments of 1 to 1.5 Gy using a 15 MeV electron beam. Triple-channel film calibration was completed 24 hours later by scanning the film strips on an Epson 10000XL scanner using a well-defined protocol...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048057/su-f-j-45-sparing-normal-tissue-with-ultra-high-dose-rate-in-radiation-therapy
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Y Feng
PURPOSE: To spare normal tissue by reducing the location uncertainty of a moving target, we proposed an ultra-high dose rate system and evaluated. METHODS: High energy electrons generated with a linear accelerator were injected into a storage ring to be accumulated. The number of the electrons in the ring was determined based on the prescribed radiation dose. The dose was delivered within a millisecond, when an online imaging system found that the target was in the position that was consistent with that in a treatment plan...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047643/su-f-t-679-monte-carlo-simulation-on-surface-dose-in-preclinical-irradiation-using-monoenergetic-photon-beams
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A Vuong, J Chow
PURPOSE: This study investigated the surface dose variation in preclinical irradiation using small animal, when monoenergetic photon beams with energy range from 50 keV to 1.25 MeV were used. METHODS: Inhomogeneous, homogeneous and bone-tissue homogeneous mouse phantom based on the same CT image set were used. The homogeneous and bone-tissue homogeneous phantom were created with the relative electron density of all and only bone voxels of the mouse overridden to one, respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046701/su-f-t-89-investigation-of-simultaneous-optimization-of-photon-and-electron-apertures-for-mixed-beam-radiotherapy-based-on-an-academic-case
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S Mueller, A Joosten, M K Fix, D Henzen, W Volken, D Frei, Mfm Stampanoni, P Manser
PURPOSE: To estimate the dosimetric potential of mixed beam radiotherapy (MBRT) by using a single process optimizing the shape and weight of photon and electron apertures simultaneously based on Monte Carlo beamlet dose distributions. METHODS: A simulated annealing based direct aperture optimization capable to perform simultaneous optimization was developed to generate treatment plans for MERT, photon-IMRT and MBRT. Both photon and electron apertures are collimated with the photon-MLC and are delivered in a segmented manner...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046656/tu-fg-201-06-remote-dosimetric-auditing-for-clinical-trials-using-epid-dosimetry-a-pilot-study
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N Miri, J Lehmann, P Vial, K Legge, P Greer
PURPOSE: To perform a pilot study for remote dosimetric credentialing of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based clinical trials. The study introduces a novel, time efficient and inexpensive dosimetry audit method for multi-center credentialing. The method employs electronic portal imaging device (EPID) to reconstruct delivered dose inside a virtual flat/cylindrical water phantom. METHODS: Five centers, including different accelerator types and treatment planning systems (TPS), were asked to download two CT data sets of a Head and Neck (H&N) and Postprostatectomy (P-P) patients to produce benchmark plans...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046503/su-f-t-377-monte-carlo-re-evaluation-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-plans-of-advanced-stage-nasopharygeal-cancers-optimized-with-convolution-superposition-algorithm
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K Lee, R Leung, G Law, M Wong, V Lee, S Tung, S Cheung, M Chan
BACKGROUND: Commercial treatment planning system Pinnacle3 (Philips, Fitchburg, WI, USA) employs a convolution-superposition algorithm for volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) optimization and dose calculation. Study of Monte Carlo (MC) dose recalculation of VMAT plans for advanced-stage nasopharyngeal cancers (NPC) is currently limited. METHODS: Twenty-nine VMAT prescribed 70Gy, 60Gy, and 54Gy to the planning target volumes (PTVs) were included. These clinical plans achieved with a CS dose engine on Pinnacle3 v9...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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