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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523364/-structured-patient-handovers-in-perioperative-medicine-rationale-and-implementation-in-clinical-practice
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M J Merkel, V von Dossow, B Zwißler
Clear and consistent communication is pivotal for well-functioning teamwork, in operating theatres as well as intensive care units. However, patient handovers significantly vary between specialties and locations. If communication is not well structured, it might increase the risk for mishaps and malpractice. Therefore, implementing structured handover protocols is pivotal. The perioperative setting is a high-risk environment that is prone to communication failures due to operational design (frequent change of shift due to working time restrictions) and a high work load and multitasking (operating room management, short surgery times, concurrent emergencies)...
May 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521559/the-effectiveness-of-the-internship-in-meeting-established-learning-objectives-a-qualitative-study
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Susannah Ahern, Katharine Reid, Meredith Temple-Smith, Geoffrey J McColl
OBJECTIVE: To identify and explore variations in intern (Postgraduate Year 1 doctors) exposure to clinical activities defined by an established early postgraduate curriculum within the contemporary health service environment. METHODS: A mixed methods study was undertaken in seven health services comprising (1) a questionnaire regarding interns' exposure to a range of clinical activities within a two-year early post-graduate curriculum and (2) group interviews with intern supervisors and managers to explore barriers and facilitators of interns' clinical exposure...
May 18, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509853/predictors-of-caregiver-burden-among-mothers-of-children-with-chronic-conditions
#3
Karina Javalkar, Eniko Rak, Alexandra Phillips, Cara Haberman, Maria Ferris, Miranda Van Tilburg
OBJECTIVE: The complex medical regimens of children and adolescents with chronic conditions can have a significant impact on families and households. Caregivers may experience burden, which can lead to negative health consequences and poor quality of life. The objective of this study was to determine child-related predictors and risk factors for caregiver burden among parents of children with chronic conditions. METHODS: We distributed an institutional review board (IRB)-approved, online cross-sectional survey to parents of children who attended the Victory Junction therapeutic camp...
May 16, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494679/first-rib-fracture-treatment-should-focus-on-other-injuries
#4
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Management of patients with fractures of the first rib should focus on identifying and treating associated life-threatening injuries, says a study in Emergency Medicine Journal.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493596/overcoming-the-tower-of-babel-in-medical-science-by-finding-the-equator-research-reporting-guidelines
#5
Christopher R Carpenter, Zachary F Meisel
You are hosting a journal club on chest pain management in the emergency department (ED) for colleagues and trainees in your department. Interested in understanding the history of cardiac biomarkers to evaluate ED patients with chest pain, you search PubMed using the combination of terms "cardiac biomarker", "chest pain", and "emergency department". Your search nets no studies prior to 2002 which you doubt is accurate, so you take the old-fashioned approach and start flipping through the oldest issues of emergency medicine journals at your local medical school library...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485203/expert-panel-recommendations-for-the-identification-and-management-of-hyperkalemia-and-role-of-patiromer-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-heart-failure
#6
Zubaid Rafique, Matthew R Weir, Macaulay Onuigbo, Bertram Pitt, Richard Lafayette, Javed Butler, Maria Lopes, Carolyn Farnum, W Frank Peacock
Virtual panel meetings were conducted among 7 physicians, all of whom are independent experts, including 3 nephrologists, 2 cardiologists, and 2 emergency medicine physicians (the panel). The panel met with the purpose of discussing the current treatment landscape, treatment challenges, economic impact, and gaps in care for patients with hyperkalemia that is associated with heart failure and chronic kidney disease. The stated goal of the panel discussion was to develop practical solutions in the identification and management of hyperkalemia in this patient population...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483710/current-nonclinical-testing-paradigms-in-support-of-safe-clinical-trials-an-iq-consortium-drusafe-perspective
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Lynne D Butler, Peggy Guzzie-Peck, James Hartke, Matthew S Bogdanffy, Yvonne Will, Dolores Diaz, Elisabeth Mortimer-Cassen, Mazin Derzi, Nigel Greene, Joseph J DeGeorge
The transition from nonclinical to First-in-Human (FIH) testing is one of the most challenging steps in drug development. In response to serious outcomes in a recent Phase 1 trial (sponsored by Bial), IQ Consortium/DruSafe member companies reviewed their nonclinical approach to progress small molecules safely to FIH trials. As a common practice, safety evaluation begins with target selection and continues through iterative in silico and in vitro screening to identify molecules with increased probability of acceptable in vivo safety profiles...
May 5, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480770/an-update-on-the-pharmacotherapeutic-management-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
#8
Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani, Stefano Aliberti, Francesco Blasi, Maria Gabriella Matera
Our knowledge about lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) has improved substantially in the last years, but the management of respiratory infections is still a challenge and we are still far from precision medicine in the treatment of LRTIs. Areas covered: The approaches developed in recent years to improve the pharmacotherapeutic management of LRTIs, such as novel diagnostic assays to facilitate medical decision-making, attempts for selecting an optimal empiric antibiotic regimen, and the role of new and possibly unproven adjunctive therapies, are described...
May 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477422/prostate-cancer-molecular-profiling-the-achille-s-heel-for-the-implementation-of-precision-medicine
#9
REVIEW
Eliane Gouvêa de Oliveira Barros, Pedro Nicolau-Neto, Nathalia Meireles Da Costa, Luís Felipe Ribeiro Pinto, Antonio Palumbo Jr, Luiz Eurico Nasciutti
Cancer has been mainly treated by traditional therapeutic approaches which do not consider the human genetic diversity and present limitations, probably as a consequence of a poor knowledge of both patient's genetic background and tumor biology. Due to genome project conclusion and large scale gene analyses emergence, the therapeutic management of several prevalent and aggressive tumors has dramatically improved and represents the closest examples of a precision medicine intervention in this field. Nonetheless, prostate cancer (PCa) remains as a challenge to personalized medicine implementation, probably due to its notorious heterogeneous molecular profile...
May 6, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474097/advanced-hemodynamic-monitoring-in-intensive-care-medicine-a%C3%A2-german-web-based-survey-study
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B Saugel, P C Reese, J Y Wagner, M Buerke, W Huber, S Kluge, R Prondzinsky
BACKGROUND: Advanced hemodynamic monitoring is recommended in patients with complex circulatory shock. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current attitudes and beliefs among German intensivists, regarding advanced hemodynamic monitoring, the actual hemodynamic management in clinical practice, and the barriers to using it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Web-based survey among members of the German Society of Medical Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. RESULTS: Of 284 respondents, 249 (87%) agreed that further hemodynamic assessment is needed to determine the type of circulatory shock if no clear clinical diagnosis can be made...
May 4, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469903/transitional-care-management-in-the-outpatient-setting
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Analiza Baldonado, Ofelia Hawk, Thomas Ormiston, Danielle Nelson
Patients who are high risk high cost (HRHC), those with severe or multiple medical issues, and the chronically ill elderly are major drivers of rising health care costs.1 The HRHC patients with complex health conditions and functional limitations may likely go to emergency rooms and hospitals, need more supportive services, and use long-term care facilities.2 As a result, these patient populations are vulnerable to fragmented care and "falling through the cracks".2 A large county health and hospital system in California, USA introduced evidence-based interventions in accordance with the Triple AIM3 focused on patient-centered health care, prevention, health maintenance, and safe transitions across the care continuum...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468524/accountable-care-in-transitions-action-a-team-based-approach-to-reducing-hospital-utilization-in-a-patient-centered-medical-home
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Emily M Hawes, Jennifer N Smith, Nicole R Pinelli, Rayhaan Adams, Gretchen Tong, Sam Weir, Mark Gwynne
BACKGROUND: There is limited data describing the role of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in successful transitions programs and more information is needed to determine the transition points where pharmacist involvement is most impactful. METHODS: A family medicine center developed a multidisciplinary outpatient-based transitions program focused on reducing emergency department (ED) and hospital use in medically complex patients. Key team members were a medical provider, clinical pharmacist practitioner (CPP), and care manager...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467990/current-and-future-magnetic-resonance-technologies-for-assessing-liver-disease-in-clinical-and-experimental-medicine
#13
Stephen J Bawden, R A Scott, Guruprasad P Aithal
BACKGROUND: In the past decades, a number of non-invasive methods have emerged for detecting and estimating liver fibrosis; these include both serum-based panels and imaging-based technology. Some of these methods are now being incorporated in clinical practice. However, the limitations of the current techniques include lack of organ specificity, sampling errors and limited ability to reflect the efficacy of interventions. Key Messages: Novel magnetic resonance (MR)-based techniques provide an opportunity to bring about further changes in the investigations and management of patients with liver diseases...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467180/the-most-common-feedback-themes-in-communication-skills-training-in-an-internal-medicine-residency-program-lessons-from-the-resident-audio-recording-project
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Heeyoung Han, Muralidhar Reddy Papireddy, Susan T Hingle, Jacqueline Anne Ferguson, Timothy Koschmann, Steve Sandstrom
Individualized structured feedback is an integral part of a resident's learning in communication skills. However, it is not clear what feedback residents receive for their communication skills development in real patient care. We will identify the most common feedback topics given to residents regarding communication skills during Internal Medicine residency training. We analyzed Resident Audio-recording Project feedback data from 2008 to 2013 by using a content analysis approach. Using open coding and an iterative categorization process, we identified 15 emerging themes for both positive and negative feedback...
May 3, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466050/emerging-threats-of-begomoviruses-to-the-cultivation-of-medicinal-and-aromatic-crops-and-their-management-strategies
#15
REVIEW
Sana Tabanda Saeed, Abdul Samad
Begomoviruses (family Geminiviridae) are responsible for extreme yield reduction in a number of economically important crops including medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). Emergence of new variants of viruses due to recombination and mutations in the genomes, modern cropping systems, introduction of susceptible plant varieties, global trade in agricultural products, and changes in climatic conditions are responsible for aggravating the begomovirus problems during the last two decades. This review summaries the current research work on begomoviruses affecting MAPs and provides various traditional and advanced strategies for the management of begomoviruses and vector in MAPs...
March 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464172/initial-experience-of-a-primary-urgent-care-clinic-curriculum-and-subspecialty-lectureship-series-implementation-in-a-los-angeles-county-hospital
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Harsh Agrawal, Anna Martinez, Elizabeth R Volkmann, Oleg Melamed, Soma Wali
OBJECTIVES: Urgent care clinics are extremely busy in the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) County hospital system. We determined that residents and medical students in the internal medicine residency program who are rotating through these clinics did not receive enough teaching during their rotation. We decided to create and implement an urgent care curriculum and lectures to help achieve structure for the rotation. The goal of this series was to educate and assist residents in the primary care setting to comfortably manage subspecialty conditions, help reduce the already-overwhelmed county subspecialty referral system, and promote learning...
May 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463346/an-algorithmic-approach-to-the-management-of-insomnia-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Ridha Joober, Katherine Cole, Karim Tabbane, Diane B Boivin
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is an important problem in patients with schizophrenia and is an emerging area of interest for researchers. We propose a treatment algorithm that synthesizes the various psychological and pharmacological interventions for insomnia in this population. METHODS: Our selective literature review incorporates English language articles from 4 medicine databases through May 2016. Selected articles discuss risk factors and treatments for insomnia, as well as comorbid sleep disorders that coexist in this population...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463098/when-is-a-cardiac-arrest-non-cardiac
#18
Ryan M Carter, David C Cone
Introduction While the overall survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is low, ranging from 5%-10%, several characteristics have been shown to decrease mortality, such as presence of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), witnessed vs unwitnessed events, and favorable initial rhythm (VF/VT). More recently, studies have shown that modified CPR algorithms, such as chest-compression only or cardio-cerebral resuscitation, can further increase survival rates in OHCA. Most of these studies have included only OHCA patients with "presumed cardiac etiology," on the assumption that airway management is of lesser impact than chest compressions in these patients...
May 2, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456338/urgent-care-medicine-and-the-role-of-the-app-within-this-specialty
#19
Jessica Memmel, Marcy Spalsbury
The field of urgent care medicine offers an additional medical pathway for patients who have immediate, but non-life-threatening, medical concerns. Urgent care medicine offers a more varied set of resources and services than a physician office setting, with more flexible hours. This gives patients an opportunity to not have to go to the emergency department for non-emergent care. As a newer specialty within the medical field, certain roles of healthcare providers other than physicians are becoming established, including the advanced practice provider (APP)...
April 26, 2017: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454586/n-hexane-intoxication-in-a-chinese-medicine-pharmaceutical-plant-a-case-report
#20
Jo-Hui Pan, Chiung-Yu Peng, Chung-Ting Lo, Chia-Yen Dai, Chao-Ling Wang, Hung-Yi Chuang
BACKGROUND: n-Hexane is a well-known neurotoxicant. Polyneuropathy due to occupational n-hexane exposure has been reported worldwide, however, our case is the first report in the Chinese herb industry. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old Asian man experienced progressive weakness and numbness in his hands and feet after working as an operator in a Chinese medicine pharmaceutical plant for the manufacture of Chinese herbal pain relief patches for 10 months. Electrophysiological studies indicated a reduction in nerve conduction velocity, prolongation of distal latencies, mildly positive sharp waves, and reduced recruitment with polyphasic potentials, particularly at distal sites...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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