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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547682/adherence-to-clinical-guidelines-and-the-potential-economic-benefits-of-admission-avoidance-for-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis
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I S Reynolds, E O'Connell, R M Heaney, W Khan, I Z Khan, R Waldron, K Barry
BACKGROUND: The treatment paradigm for acute diverticulitis is changing. There is an increasing trend towards managing patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis in the community. AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyse how acute diverticulitis is managed in our institution and also to analyse national data pertaining to treatment of acute diverticulitis. METHODS: A prospective database of all patients admitted to our institution over a 2-year period (2014-2016) with acute diverticulitis was maintained...
May 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546981/nurses-commitment-to-respecting-patient-dignity
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Zahra Raee, Heidarali Abedi, Mohsen Shahriari
BACKGROUND: Although respecting human dignity is a cornerstone of all nursing practices, industrialization has gradually decreased the attention paid to this subject in nursing care. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate nurses' commitment to respecting patient dignity in hospitals of Isfahan, Iran. METHODS: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in hospitals of Isfahan. Overall, 401 inpatients were selected by cluster sampling and then selected simple random sampling from different wards...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545743/tdap-vaccination-among-healthcare-personnel-internet-panel-survey-2012-2014
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Anup Srivastav, Carla L Black, Peng-Jun Lu, Jun Zhang, Jennifer L Liang, Stacie M Greby
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare personnel (HCP) are at risk for pertussis infection exposure or transmitting the disease to patients in their work settings. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for HCP to minimize these risks. This study assessed Tdap vaccination coverage among U.S. HCP by sociodemographic and occupation-related characteristics. METHODS: The 2012, 2013, and 2014 Internet Panel Surveys were analyzed in 2015 to assess HCP Tdap vaccination...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545652/using-quality-improvement-to-increase-human-milk-use-for-preterm-infants
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Margaret G Parker, Aloka L Patel
This review will provide an overview of quality improvement methods that have been used to improve human milk use (mother's own milk and donor milk) for very low-birth-weight infants in the hospital setting in the last decade. We will review the following: (1) evidence-based practices known to increase mother's own milk for very low-birth-weight infants; (2) individual hospitals with exemplary lactation programs and past and current US-based statewide quality improvement collaboratives focused on increasing mother's own milk; and (3) existing quality metrics for human milk and gaps in metrics...
May 23, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545614/-hera-quest-hta-evaluation-of-generic-pharmaceutical-products-to-improve-quality-economic-efficiency-patient-safety-and-transparency-in-drug-product-changes-in-hospitals
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Miriam Gyalrong-Steur, Anita Kellermann, Rudolf Bernard, Georg Berndt, Meike Bindemann, Elfriede Nusser-Rothermundt, Steffen Amann, Myga Brakebusch, Jörg Brüggmann, Eva Tydecks, Markus Müller, Frank Dörje, Eberhard Kochs, Rainer Riedel
In view of the rising cost pressure and an increasing number of drug shortages, switches between generic drug preparations have become a daily routine in hospitals. To ensure consistently high treatment quality and best possible patient safety, the equivalence of the new and the previous drug preparation must be ensured before any change in the purchase of pharmaceutical products takes place. So far, no easily usable, transparent and standardized instrument for this kind of comparison between generic drug products has been available...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544106/inappropriate-prescribing-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-of-prevalence-associated-clinical-outcomes-and-impact-of-interventions
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Wubshet Hailu Tesfaye, Ronald L Castelino, Barbara C Wimmer, Syed Tabish R Zaidi
INTRODUCTION: Adjusting doses of renally cleared medications and/or avoidance of nephrotoxic medications are standard clinical practices in chronic kidney disease (CKD), albeit the prevalence of inappropriate prescribing (IP) in these patients remains high. Therefore, this work sought to systematically review the prevalence of IP and compare the relative effectiveness of available interventions in reducing IP in CKD. METHODS: Studies were identified searching PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, IPA, Web of Science, Ovid/Medline, CINAHL, and PsychINFO databases...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544081/direct-medical-costs-of-severe-hypoglycaemic-events-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-england-a-retrospective-database-study
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Tim Holbrook, Yuexin Tang, Romita Das, R Ravi Shankar, Kaan Tunceli, Jean Williams, Larry Radican, Sarah E Holden, Chris Ll Morgan, James Piercy, Craig J Currie
AIMS: Hypoglycaemia in patients with diabetes can be induced by insulins and sulfonylureas. We assessed the real-world impact of specific monotherapy and combination regimens on hypoglycaemic events requiring hospitalisation and related secondary costs to the English healthcare system. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used the Clinical Practice Research Datalink with linked hospital admission data during 2008-2012. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using antihyperglycaemic agents (AHAs) were assigned to mutually exclusive subgroups (insulin- and non-insulin-containing regimens; treatment groups of interest; age group) based on treatment at index date (date of first AHA prescription)...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544041/marked-variability-observed-in-inpatient-management-of-bronchiolitis-in-three-finnish-hospitals
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Varpu Elenius, Eija Bergroth, Petri Koponen, Sami Remes, Pedro A Piedra, Janice A Espinola, Matti Korppi, Carlos A Camargo, Tuomas Jartti
AIM: Infants hospitalised for bronchiolitis undergo examinations and treatments not supported by current research evidence and we investigated practice variations with regard to Finnish children under the age of two. METHODS: This prospective, multi-centre cohort study was conducted in paediatric units in three university hospitals in Finland from 2008-2010. Hospital medical records were reviewed to collect data on clinical course, testing and treatment. Data were analysed separately for children meeting our strict definition of bronchiolitis, aged under 12 months without a history of wheezing, and a loose definition, aged 12-23 months or with a history of wheezing...
May 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543671/patient-centred-dietetic-care-from-the-perspectives-of-older-malnourished-patients
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E Hazzard, L Barone, M Mason, K Lambert, A McMahon
BACKGROUND: Governing organisations for health services currently recommend a patient-centred (PC) approach to practice for all health professions, including dietetics. For the vulnerable older malnourished patient, this approach needs to be prioritised to improve outcomes. The paucity of patient experience data likely limits evidence-based, patient-centred care (PCC) from being implemented effectively. The present study aimed to identify quality indicators of dietetic services from the perspectives of older malnourished patients to inform evidence-based PC dietetic care...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543552/ethical-and-practical-realities-of-using-letters-for-recruitment-in-bereavement-research
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Ashleigh E Butler, Helen Hall, Beverley Copnell
Recruitment of participants into bereavement research may present many challenges for the research team. At present, there is little consensus for researchers and ethics committees on the most appropriate method of recruitment. There is some evidence that participants prefer to be contacted about research studies via letters. However, recruitment involving the use of a letter can occur in a number of ways, each with ethical and practical benefits and limitations. In a study of the experiences of bereaved parents, we used letters in three ways: direct mailing from the research team with an opt-out option; permission to mail letters obtained by social workers from a hospital-based follow-up program during routine contact; and letters mailed from the hospital's PICU research nurse at the hospital with instruction on how to opt in...
May 25, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542627/predictive-features-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-atypical-haemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Matthieu Jamme, Quentin Raimbourg, Dominique Chauveau, Amélie Seguin, Claire Presne, Pierre Perez, Pierre Gobert, Alain Wynckel, François Provôt, Yahsou Delmas, Christiane Mousson, Aude Servais, Laurence Vrigneaud, Agnès Veyradier, Eric Rondeau, Paul Coppo
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent and serious complication of atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). We aimed to develop a simple accurate model to predict the risk of renal dysfunction in aHUS based on clinical and biological features available at hospital admission. Renal function at 1-year follow-up, based on an estimated glomerular filtration rate < 60mL/min/1.73m2 as assessed by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease equation, was used as an indicator of significant CKD. Prospectively collected data from a cohort of 156 aHUS patients who did not receive eculizumab were used to identify predictors of CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542063/drivers-motivating-community-health-improvement-plan-completion-by-local-public-health-agencies-and-community-partners-in-the-rocky-mountain-region-and-western-plains
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Anne Hill, Holly J Wolf, Elaine Scallan, Jenny Case, Yvonne Kellar-Guenther
CONTEXT: There are numerous drivers that motivate completion of community health improvement plans (CHIPs). Some are more obvious and include voluntary public health accreditation, state requirements, federal and state funding, and nonprofit hospital requirements through IRS regulations. Less is known about other drivers, including involvement of diverse partners and belief in best practices, that may motivate CHIP completion. OBJECTIVE: This research investigated the drivers that motivated CHIP completion based on experiences of 51 local public health agencies (LPHAs)...
July 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542027/retrospective-population-based-study-of-emergency-medical-services-attended-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-children-in-belgium
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Sophie Vandeplassche, Patrick van de Voorde
OBJECTIVE: This study presents an analysis of clinical data of the circumstances and outcome of paediatric (0-16 years) out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA) in Belgium. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a prospective population-based registration of physician-attended [mobile emergency group (MUG)] emergency medical services (EMS) interventions of p-OHCA in Belgium between 2010 and 2012. RESULTS: We identified 365 OHCA in 18 295 paediatric MUG interventions (2%)...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541787/ethics-and-oncofertility-a-call-for-religious-sensitivity
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Michele R Hanselin, Deborah L Roybal, Thomas B Leininger
For patients of reproductive age, treating cancer may come at the price of infertility. Literature regarding fertility preservation recommendations in this population has increased significantly, but this literature too often overlooks or insufficiently considers the relevance of religious preferences. Similarly, practice guidelines do not address the role of religion in the oncofertility discussion. The acceptance of oncofertility practices varies significantly among Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. A patient's faith-based spirituality or secular morality may enhance his or her interpretation of the meaning of illness and should be incorporated into the informed-consent process...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541597/patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-severe-target-lesion-calcifications-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-have-poor-long-term-prognosis
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Wojciech Jan Zimoch, Piotr Kubler, Michał Kosowski, Brunon Tomasiewicz, Justyna Krzysztofik, Anna Langner, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Krzysztof Reczuch
BACKGROUND: To assess the influence of severe target lesion calcification (TLC) on outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) due to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). AIM: Contemporary data concerning coronary artery calcifications (CAC) are based on pooled analyses from randomized trials with short follow up. We still lack the knowledge on how CAC in target lesions affect long term prognosis of patients with AMI in everyday practice...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541564/young-people-s-experiences-of-epilepsy-a-scoping-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Judith Chew, John Carpenter, Anne M Haase
Research on childhood epilepsy has predominantly used quantitative methodologies to examine the impact of epilepsy on young people and their families. These studies generally give a negative picture of the condition, which is at odds with a strengths-based social work perspective, and provide little understanding of young people's experiences of living with epilepsy. A systematic review of qualitative studies that explored young people's perspectives was conducted. Inclusion criteria were as follows: young people ages 13 to 18 years diagnosed with epilepsy, qualitative data collection methods, studies published in English-language peer-reviewed journals, and gray literature...
May 25, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540694/wernicke-s-encephalopathy-in-exclusive-breastfed-infants
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Javeed Iqbal Bhat, Qazi Iqbal Ahmed, Ambreen Ali Ahangar, Bashir Ahmed Charoo, Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, Wajid Ali Syed
BACKGROUND: Kashmir has a population that largely consumes polished rice which is deficient in thiamine. Furthermore, lactating women in this region are prone to severe thiamine deficiency because of their traditional food avoidance practices. Infantile beriberi is common in exclusively breastfed infants of thiamine deficient mothers in Kashmir. METHODS: This was a one year prospective hospital-based study. We included 50 exclusively breastfed infants in our study...
May 24, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540222/penile-fracture-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-management-in-iran-a-narrative-review
#18
REVIEW
Majid Mirzazadeh, Morteza Fallahkarkan, Jalil Hosseini
Penile fracture (PF) is considered an emergency in urology. In the literature there are some case series reporting considerable incidence of PF in some parts of Iran. There are no accurate data about the incidence of PF all around Iran. Although it may be uncommon in other parts of the country and in the other countries, it can also be underreported. There are some challenges in diagnosis, management, and also reporting of these cases. In this review of Iranian medical literature, we searched for penile fracture and penile injury keywords in Medline, Scopus, SID, Google and Persian medical journals...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539693/quality-based-procedures-for-knee-replacement-hip-replacement-and-hip-fracture-physiotherapists-perceptions-of-adherence-barriers-and-facilitators
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Kirsti J E Reinikka, Denise Taylor, Sylvia Daniel, Stacey Burns-Hogan, Brittany DePass, Laura McGill, Michael McLeod, Susan Safadi, Sandy Veit
Purpose: This mixed-methods study examined the perceived barriers to and facilitators of implementing best-practice guidelines (BPGs) and adhering to provincial Quality-Based Procedures (QBPs) by Ontario physiotherapists working with patients after total knee replacement (TKR), total hip replacement (THR), and hip fracture (HF). Method: Using snowball sampling, 93 hospital and home care physiotherapists working with patients after TKR, THR, or HF completed a Web-based survey. A subset of these participated in follow-up semi-structured telephone interviews...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539186/a-survey-of-inpatient-practitioner-knowledge-of-penicillin-allergy-at-2-community-teaching-hospitals
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Mary L Staicu, Dipekka Soni, Kelly M Conn, Allison Ramsey
BACKGROUND: The negative effect of the penicillin allergy label on antibiotic use and patient outcomes has brought to light the need for thorough penicillin allergy assessments and heightened practitioner education. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate practitioner knowledge of penicillin allergy and the clinical approach to the patients with penicillin allergy. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed to attending physicians, residents, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practicing adult inpatient medicine at 2 community-based teaching hospitals from February to April 2016...
May 20, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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