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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345553/quality-and-variability-of-patient-directions-in-electronic-prescriptions-in-the-ambulatory-care-setting
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Yuze Yang, Stacy Ward-Charlerie, Ajit A Dhavle, Michael T Rupp, James Green
BACKGROUND: The prescriber's directions to the patient (Sig) are one of the most quality-sensitive components of a prescription order. Owing to their free-text format, the Sig data that are transmitted in electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions) have the potential to produce interpretation challenges at receiving pharmacies that may threaten patient safety and also negatively affect medication labeling and patient counseling. Ensuring that all data transmitted in the e-prescription are complete and unambiguous is essential for minimizing disruptions in workflow at prescribers' offices and receiving pharmacies and optimizing the safety and effectiveness of patient care...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340937/association-between-electronic-medical-record-implementation-of-default-opioid-prescription-quantities-and-prescribing-behavior-in-two-emergency-departments
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M Kit Delgado, Frances S Shofer, Mitesh S Patel, Scott Halpern, Christopher Edwards, Zachary F Meisel, Jeanmarie Perrone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336013/systematic-review-of-atopic-dermatitis-disease-definition-in-studies-using-routinely-collected-health-data
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M P Dizon, A M Yu, R K Singh, J Wan, Mary-Margaret Chren, Carsten Flohr, J Silverberg, D J Margolis, S M Langan, K Abuabara
BACKGROUND: Routinely collected electronic health data (RCD) obtained for administrative and clinical purposes are increasingly used to study atopic dermatitis (AD). Methods for identifying AD patients in RCD differ, and it is unknown how this might affect study results. OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate how AD patients have been identified in studies using RCD, to determine whether these methods were validated, and to estimate how the method for identifying AD patients affected variability in prevalence estimates...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333271/childhood-asthma-prevalence-cross-sectional-record-linkage-study-comparing-parent-reported-wheeze-with-general-practitioner-recorded-asthma-diagnoses-from-primary-care-electronic-health-records-in-wales
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Lucy J Griffiths, Ronan A Lyons, Amrita Bandyopadhyay, Karen S Tingay, Suzanne Walton, Mario Cortina-Borja, Ashley Akbari, Helen Bedford, Carol Dezateux
Introduction: Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly used to estimate the prevalence of childhood asthma. The relation of these estimates to those obtained from parent-reported wheezing suggestive of asthma is unclear. We hypothesised that parent-reported wheezing would be more prevalent than general practitioner (GP)-recorded asthma diagnoses in preschool-aged children. Methods: 1529 of 1840 (83%) Millennium Cohort Study children registered with GPs in the Welsh Secure Anonymised Information Linkage databank were linked...
2018: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330652/dietary-management-in-the-immediate-preoperative-period-of-bariatric-surgery-a-national-overview-bariatric-preoperative-diets
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Mariana Steffen Holderbaum, Caroline Buss
BACKGROUND: Although widely applied, there is no consensus about the characteristics of the diets prescribed in the immediate preoperative period of bariatric surgery (BS). The objective of this study was to perform a survey on preoperative dietary management in BS centers. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with BS Brazilian centers. Only BS centers with certificate of excellence by Surgical Review Corporation were included. An electronic questionnaire was applied to assess details about the dietary management in the immediate preoperative period of BS...
January 12, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330245/impact-of-pharmacist-previsit-input-to-providers-on-chronic-opioid-prescribing-safety
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Nicholas Cox, Casey R Tak, Susan E Cochella, Eric Leishman, Karen Gunning
INTRODUCTION: Primary care providers (PCPs) account for half of opioid prescriptions, often feel chronic pain patients are challenging to manage, and there is wide variability in practice patterns. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the impact of a previsit pharmacist review of high-risk patients treated with opioids for chronic pain on compliance to guideline recommendations at a family medicine residency clinic. METHODS: All adult patients with an appointment for chronic pain who were prescribed >50 morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs)/day had charts reviewed by a pharmacist before each appointment; recommendations were sent electronically to the provider before the appointment...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330236/antidepressants-and-incident-hypertension-in-primary-care-patients
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Matthew Breeden, Jay Brieler, Joanne Salas, Jeffrey F Scherrer
OBJECTIVE: Many ADMs can alter blood pressure (BP), but the research on the effect of antidepressant medication (ADMs) on incident hypertension is mixed. We investigated whether the use of ADMs was associated with the subsequent development of hypertension. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using electronic medical record data from 6224 patients with primary care visits from 2008 to 2015. Prescription orders were used to identify ADM use, and hypertension was defined by medical record diagnosis...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330009/the-almanach-project-preliminary-results-and-potentiality-from-afghanistan
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A Bernasconi, F Crabbé, R Rossi, I Qani, A Vanobberghen, M Raab, S Du Mortier
INTRODUCTION: ALMANACH (ALgorithms for the MANagement of Acute CHildhood illnesses) is an electronic version of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) running on tablets. ALMANACH enhances its concept, it integrates well into health staff's daily consultation work and facilitates diagnosis and treatment. ALMANACH informs when to refer a child or to perform a rapid diagnostic test (RDT), recommends the right treatment dosage and synchronizes collected data real time with a Health Management Information System (DHIS2) for epidemiological evaluation and decision making...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325160/implementing-electronic-health-record-default-settings-to-reduce-opioid-overprescribing-a-pilot-study
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Kara Zivin, Jessica O White, Sandra Chao, Anna L Christensen, Luke Horner, Dana M Petersen, Morgan R Hobbs, Grace Capreol, Kevin A Halbritter, Christopher M Jones
Objective: To pilot test the effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of instituting a 15-pill quantity default in the electronic health record for new Schedule II opioid prescriptions. Design: A mixed-methods pilot study in two health systems, including pre-post analysis of prescribed opioid quantity and focus groups or interviews with prescribers and health system administrators. Methods: We implemented a 15-pill electronic health record default for new Schedule II opioids and assessed opioid quantity before and after implementation using electronic health record data on 6,390 opioid prescriptions from 448 prescribers...
January 9, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321043/what-is-in-your-wallet-a-cluster-randomized-trial-of-the-effects-of-showing-comparative-patient-out-of-pocket-costs-on-primary-care-prescribing-for-uncomplicated-hypertension
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Robyn Tamblyn, Nancy Winslade, Christina J Qian, Teresa Moraga, Allen Huang
BACKGROUND: Drug expenditures are responsible for an increasing proportion of health costs, accounting for $1.1 trillion in annual expenditure worldwide. As hundreds of billions of dollars are being spent each year on overtreatment with prescribed medications that are either unnecessary or are in excess of lowest cost-effective therapy, programs are needed that optimize fiscally appropriate use. We evaluated whether providing physicians with information on the patient out-of-pocket payment consequences of prescribing decisions that were in excess of lowest cost-effective therapy would alter prescribing decisions using the treatment of uncomplicated hypertension as an exemplar...
January 10, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320945/the-influence-of-exercise-dosing-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-knee-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Jodi L Young, Daniel I Rhon, Joshua A Cleland, Suzanne J Snodgrass
Study Design Systematic review. Background Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to treat individuals with knee disorders, but dosing parameters for optimal outcomes are unclear. Large variations exist in exercise prescription, and research related to specific dosing variables for knee osteoarthritis, patellar tendinopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome is sparse. Objectives To identify specific doses of exercise related to improved outcomes of pain and function in individuals with common knee disorders, categorized by effect size...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318460/nebulization-of-antimicrobial-agents-in-mechanically-ventilated-adults-in-2017-an-international-cross-sectional-survey
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Joana Alves, Emine Alp, Despoina Koulenti, Zhongheng Zhang, Stephan Ehrmann, Stijn Blot, Matteo Bassetti, Andrew Conway-Morris, Rosa Reina, Enrique Teran, Candela Sole-Lleonart, Maria Ruiz-Rodríguez, Jordi Rello
2017 ESCMID practice guidelines reported safety concerns and weak evidence of benefit supporting use of aerosolized antibiotics in mechanically ventilated patients. Our primary goal was to assess current patterns of aerosolized antibiotic prescription in mechanically ventilated patients. A sequential global survey was performed prior to the release of the ESCMID guidelines, from the 1st of February to the 30th of April 2017, using an electronic platform. Responses were analyzed comparing geographical regions...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318381/-evaluation-of-the-medical-treatment-situation-of-the-visually-impaired-significant-differences-between-young-and-old
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M Oeverhaus, H Hirche, J Esser, A Eckstein, B Schaperdoth-Gerlings
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with irreversible visual impairment need individual visual rehabilitation to regain or improve reading ability and mobility. To analyze the prescription of low vision aids (LVA) and their relation to age, we performed a retrospective chart analysis of our specialized low vision outpatient clinic. METHODS: Patient charts of all patients who attended our low vision outpatient clinic from 2014-2016 were analyzed with respect to the diagnosis, visual acuity, magnification needs, age and prescribed or used LVA...
January 9, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317919/impact-on-process-results-of-clinical-decision-support-systems-cdsss-applied-to-medication-use-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Wálleri C Reis, Aline F Bonetti, Wallace E Bottacin, Alcindo S Reis, Thaís T Souza, Roberto Pontarolo, Cassyano J Correr, Fernando Fernandez-Llimos
Objective: The purpose of this overview (systematic review of systematic reviews) is to evaluate the impact of clinical decision support systems (CDSS) applied to medication use in the care process. Methods: A search for systematic reviews that address CDSS was performed on Medline following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Cochrane recommendations. Terms related to CDSS and systematic reviews were used in combination with Boolean operators and search field tags to build the electronic search strategy...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316645/technology-based-feedback-and-its-efficacy-in-improving-gait-parameters-in-patients-with-abnormal-gait-a-systematic-review
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Gema Chamorro-Moriana, Antonio José Moreno, José Luis Sevillano
This systematic review synthesized and analyzed clinical findings related to the effectiveness of innovative technological feedback for tackling functional gait recovery. An electronic search of PUBMED, PEDro, WOS, CINAHL, and DIALNET was conducted from January 2011 to December 2016. The main inclusion criteria were: patients with modified or abnormal gait; application of technology-based feedback to deal with functional recovery of gait; any comparison between different kinds of feedback applied by means of technology, or any comparison between technological and non-technological feedback; and randomized controlled trials...
January 6, 2018: Sensors
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/29299773/a-comparative-epidemiological-study-of-acute-renal-colic-presentations-to-emergency-departments-in-doha-qatar-and-melbourne-australia
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Sameer A Pathan, Biswadev Mitra, Zain A Bhutta, Isma Qureshi, Elle Spencer, Asmaa A Hameed, Sana Nadeem, Ramsha Tahir, Shahzad Anjum, Peter A Cameron
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the epidemiology, clinical presentations, management, and outcomes of renal colic presentations in two major academic centers from geographically diverse populations: Qatar (a country in the Afro-Asian stone belt) and South-Eastern Australia (not within a stone belt). METHODS: We undertook a retrospective cohort study of patients with renal colic who presented to the Hamad General Hospital Emergency Department (HGH-ED), Qatar, and The Alfred ED, Melbourne, Australia, during a period of 1 year from August 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296041/verification-of-dosimetric-commissioning-accuracy-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-delivery-using-task-group-119-guidelines
#18
Karunakaran Kaviarasu, N Arunai Nambi Raj, Misba Hamid, A Ananda Giri Babu, Lingampally Sreenivas, Kammari Krishna Murthy
Aim: The purpose of this study is to verify the accuracy of the commissioning of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) based on the recommendation of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 119 (TG-119). Materials and Methods: TG-119 proposes a set of clinical test cases to verify the accuracy of IMRT planning and delivery system. For these test cases, we generated two sets of treatment plans, the first plan using 7-9 IMRT fields and a second plan utilizing two-arc VMAT technique for both 6 MV and 15 MV photon beams...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287034/electronic-medical-record-alert-associated-with-reduced-opioid-and-benzodiazepine-coprescribing-in-high-risk-veteran-patients
#19
Carol A Malte, Douglas Berger, Andrew J Saxon, Hildi J Hagedorn, Carol E Achtmeyer, Anthony J Mariano, Eric J Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, overdoses involving opioids and benzodiazepines have risen at alarming rates, making reductions in coprescribing of these medications a priority, particularly among patients who may be susceptible to adverse events due to high-risk conditions. OBJECTIVES: This quality improvement project evaluated the effectiveness of a medication alert designed to reduce opioid and benzodiazepine coprescribing among Veterans with known high-risk conditions (substance use, sleep apnea, suicide-risk, age 65 and above) at 1 Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system...
December 28, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286931/newborn-drug-testing-practices-in-iowa-birthing-hospitals
#20
K E Wood, P Smith, M D Krasowski
OBJECTIVES: Federal law mandates states to have policies and procedures to identify newborns exposed to maternal substance use during pregnancy. National guidelines for newborn drug testing are lacking; therefore, procedures are variable and determined by state law and local practices. In Iowa, maternal substance use during pregnancy is considered child abuse and must be reported.The objective of this study was to identify newborn drug testing policies and procedures among birthing hospitals in Iowa...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
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