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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714815/an-introduction-to-the-blockchain-and-its-implications-for-libraries-and-medicine
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Matthew B Hoy
The blockchain is a relatively new technology used to verify and store transaction records for online cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The system is redundant and distributed, making it difficult for transactions to be rescinded, duplicated, or faked. Beyond online currencies, the blockchain has potential uses in health care, education, and many other fields. This column will briefly describe what the blockchain is and how it is being used, potential future uses that may be of interest to librarians and medical practitioners, and some of the problems with the system...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714814/using-time-driven-activity-based-costing-to-implement-change
#2
Ellen N Sayed, Sa'ad Laws, Basim Uthman
Academic medical libraries have responded to changes in technology, evolving professional roles, reduced budgets, and declining traditional services. Libraries that have taken a proactive role to change have seen their librarians emerge as collaborators and partners with faculty and researchers, while para-professional staff is increasingly overseeing traditional services. This article addresses shifting staff and schedules at a single-service-point information desk by using time-driven activity-based costing to determine the utilization of resources available to provide traditional library services...
July 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695786/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-clean-contaminated-head-and-neck-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Peter M Vila, Joseph Zenga, Ryan S Jackson
Objective To determine the optimal duration and type of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing clean-contaminated resection for head and neck cancer. Data Sources Search strategies were created by a medical librarian, implemented in multiple databases, and completed in June 2016. Review Methods The population of interest was adults ≥18 years undergoing clean-contaminated head and neck surgery, intervention was postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis, comparator was duration and types of antibiotics used, outcome was the wound infection rate, and the study design was randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673304/lost-in-translation-a-multilingual-query-builder-improves-the-quality-of-pubmed-queries-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Matthieu Schuers, Mher Joulakian, Gaetan Kerdelhué, Léa Segas, Julien Grosjean, Stéfan J Darmoni, Nicolas Griffon
BACKGROUND: MEDLINE is the most widely used medical bibliographic database in the world. Most of its citations are in English and this can be an obstacle for some researchers to access the information the database contains. We created a multilingual query builder to facilitate access to the PubMed subset using a language other than English. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of this multilingual query builder on the quality of PubMed queries for non-native English speaking physicians and medical researchers...
July 3, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670215/using-scenario-based-training-to-promote-information-literacy-among-on-call-consultant-pediatricians
#5
Jonas Pettersson, Emil Bjorkander, Sirpa Bark, Daniel Holmgren, Per Wekell
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, teaching hospital staff to search for medical information relies heavily on educator-defined search methods. In contrast, the authors describe our experiences using real-time scenarios to teach on-call consultant pediatricians information literacy skills as part of a two-year continuing professional development program. CASE PRESENTATION: Two information-searching workshops were held at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden...
July 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670214/cultivating-a-community-of-practice-the-evolution-of-a-health-information-specialists-program-for-public-librarians
#6
Shari Clifton, Phill Jo, Jean Marie Longo, Tara Malone
BACKGROUND: To help improve the culture of health in Oklahoma-a state that frequently ranks poorly on multiple measures of health and wellness-faculty librarians from an academic health sciences library sought to create a collaborative network of health information professionals in Oklahoma's public libraries through the implementation of the Health Information Specialists Program. CASE PRESENTATION: Health sciences librarians offered a variety of consumer health information courses for public library staff across the state of Oklahoma for three years...
July 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663165/early-interventions-following-the-death-of-a-parent-protocol-of-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
#7
Mariana Pereira, Iren Johnsen, May Aa Hauken, Pål Kristensen, Atle Dyregrov
BACKGROUND: Previous meta-analyses examined the effectiveness of interventions for bereaved children showing small to moderate effect sizes. However, no mixed methods systematic review was conducted on bereavement interventions following the loss of a parent focusing on the time since death in regard to the prevention of grief complications. OBJECTIVE: The overall purpose of the review is to provide a rigorous synthesis of early intervention after parental death in childhood...
June 29, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644688/intraosseous-administration-of-antidotes-a-systematic-review
#8
Audrée Elliott, Pierre-André Dubé, Amélie Cossette-Côté, Laura Patakfalvi, Eric Villeneuve, Martin Morris, Sophie Gosselin
CONTEXT: Intraosseous (IO) access is an established route of administration in resuscitation situations. Patients with serious poisoning presenting to the emergency department may require urgent antidote therapy. However, intravenous (IV) access is not always readily available. OBJECTIVE: This study reviews the current evidence for IO administration of antidotes that could be used in poisoning. The primary outcome was mortality as a surrogate of efficacy. Secondary outcomes included hemodynamic variables, electrocardiographic variables, neurological status, pharmacokinetics outcomes, and adverse effects as defined by each article...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644261/is-intravenous-thrombolysis-safe-and-effective-in-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-critically-appraised-topic
#9
Oana M Dumitrascu, Joanne F Shen, Madhavi Kurli, Maria I Aguilar, Lisa A Marks, Bart M Demaerschalk, Dean M Wingerchuk, Cumara B O'Carroll
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a neurological and ophthalmologic emergency associated with poor visual recovery. There is a dilemma regarding the appropriate treatment, as formal guidelines are lacking. Despite being considered an ocular equivalent of cerebral infarction, the time window of intravenous (IV) thrombolysis administration for maximum efficacy and safety in CRAO remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the current evidence regarding the safety and effectiveness of IV thrombolysis in the treatment of patients with CRAO...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600379/practice-patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-early-sedation-depth-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-a-systematic-review-protocol
#10
Robert J Stephens, Matthew R Dettmer, Brian W Roberts, Susan A Fowler, Brian M Fuller
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilation is a commonly performed intervention in critically ill patients. Frequently, these patients experience deep sedation early in their clinical course. Emerging data suggest that the practice of early deep sedation may negatively impact patient outcomes. The purpose of this review is to assess the world's literature to describe and determine the impact of early deep sedation on the outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Randomised controlled trials and non-randomised studies will be eligible for inclusion in this systematic review...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546984/the-comparison-of-printed-resources-bacterial-contamination-in-libraries-of-al-zahra-hospital-and-sciences-faculty-of-isfahan-university-and-the-determination-of-their-antibiotic-sensitivity-pattern
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Hosein Rafiei, Mostafa Chadeganipour, Rezvan Ojaghi, Mohammad Reza Maracy, Rasool Nouri
INTRODUCTION: During the library loan process, the printed resources can be a carrier of pathogenic bacteria. In this study, it was tried to compare the Bacterial Contamination Rates and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern in printed resources of a hospital and a non-hospital library. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. Returning books from the Al-Zahra hospital library and library of Sciences faculty of Isfahan University provides the research community...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521207/strategies-to-support-transitions-from-hospital-to-home-for-children-with-medical-complexity-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Sydney Breneol, Julia Belliveau, Christine Cassidy, Janet A Curran
BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity constitute a small but resource-intensive subgroup of children with special health care needs. Their medical fragility and resource-intensive needs put them at greater risk for inadequate transitions from hospital to home-based care, and subsequent adverse outcomes and hospital re-admissions. OBJECTIVE: This scoping literature review was conducted to map empirically researched interventions, frameworks, programs or models that could inform or support the transition from hospital to home for children with medical complexity...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518130/how-to-conduct-and-interpret-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
#13
Siddharth Singh
Systematic reviews with or without meta-analyses serve a key purpose in critically and objectively synthesizing all available evidence regarding a focused clinical question and can inform clinical practice and clinical guidelines. Performing a rigorous systematic review is multi-step process, which includes (a) identifying a well-defined focused clinically relevant question, (b) developing a detailed review protocol with strict inclusion and exclusion criteria, (c) systematic literature search of multiple databases and unpublished data, in consultation with a medical librarian, (d) meticulous study identification and (e) systematic data abstraction, by at least two sets of investigators independently, (f) risk of bias assessment, and (g) thoughtful quantitative synthesis through meta-analysis where relevant...
May 18, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511032/correlates-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-a-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Kyoungrim Kang, Leila Gholizadeh, Sally C Inglis, Hae-Ra Han
BACKGROUND: By the increasing emphasis on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), it is necessary to explore factors that affect HRQoL in this population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify correlates of HRQoL in patients with MI. DESIGN: A literature review of the factors that affect HRQoL in patients with MI (1995-2016). DATA SOURCES: Three main databases-CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsychINFO-were searched to retrieve relevant peer-reviewed articles published in English...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492296/italian-consensus-in-neuroradiological-anaesthesia-icona-managing-anaesthesia-during-endovascular-procedures
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Carlo A Castioni, Andrea Amadori, Federico Bilotta, Moreno Bolzon, Edoardo Barboni, Anselmo Caricato, Guido Dall'acqua, Francesco DI Paola, Andrea Forastieri Molinari, Paolo Gritti, Italia LA Rosa, Marcello Longo, Carla Maglione, Pietro Martorano, Marina Munari, Valerio Perotti, Frank Rasulo, Maria Ruggiero, Antonio Santoro, Luigia Scudeller, Miriam Tumolo, Anna T Mazzeo
Anaesthetic management of patients undergoing endovascular procedures for treating intracranial aneurysms or cerebrovascular malformations must consider a number of specific challenges, in addition to those associated with anaesthesia for other specialties. In addition to maintenance of physiological stability, manipulation of systemic and cerebral haemodynamic parameters may be required to treat any sudden unexpected catastrophic neurological events. A multidisciplinary group including neuro- and pediatric anaesthesiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and a clinical methodologist contributed to this document...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453426/taking-chances-a-new-librarian-and-curriculum-redesign
#16
Iris Kovar-Gough
As technology becomes ubiquitous in designing and delivering medical school curricula, health sciences librarians can embrace emerging opportunities for participation in curriculum design. A new medical librarian at Michigan State University Libraries engaged her user base outside of established duties, learned new skills, and challenged preconceived notions about librarians' roles. In the process, she became a partner in copyright education, amended license agreements for enhanced curricular multimedia use, and facilitated curriculum mapping through taxonomy building...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453424/a-multicomponent-library-resource-model-to-enhance-academic-global-health-education-among-residency-programs
#17
Rupa R Patel, Sandhiya Ravichandran, Michelle M Doering, Angela C Hardi
Global health is becoming an increasingly important component of medical education. Medical libraries have an opportunity to assist global health residents with their information needs, but first it is important to identify what those needs are and how best they can be addressed. This article reports a collaboration between global health faculty and an academic medical librarian to assess the information needs of global health pathway residents and how assessment data are used to create a multicomponent program designed to enhance global health education...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453418/creative-curriculum-the-experience-of-writing-and-teaching-formative-objective-structured-clinical-examinations-fosces
#18
Tom P Harrod, Alexandra W Gomes
The launch of the revised medical school curriculum in fall 2014 provided new opportunities for librarians to collaborate with clinical faculty. As a result of past informatics instruction embedded in the first-year curriculum, librarians were invited to expand this content as part of a new Formative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (FOSCE) initiative. This article describes the stages of this project from writing and teaching the FOSCE informatics cases to improvements which were made after the first year...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438186/mortality-and-infectious-complications-of-therapeutic-endovascular-interventional-radiology-a-systematic-and-meta-analysis-protocol
#19
Kaoutar Mellouk Aid, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, Abdelmajid Soulaymani, Karin Lebascle, Stephane Silvera, Pascal Astagneau, Benoit Misset
BACKGROUND: Endovascular interventional radiology (EIR) is an increasingly popular, mini invasive treatment option for patient with symptomatic vascular disease. The EIR practiced by qualified hands is an effective, well-tolerated procedure that offers relief of patient's symptoms with a low risk of complications. During acute post procedural period, immediate complications may relate to vascular access, restenosis, thromboembolic events, uterine ischemia, infection, necrosis, sepsis, ICU stay, surgical recovery, pain management, treatment failure, and death...
April 24, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427925/effect-of-home-and-community-based-physical-activity-interventions-on-physical-function-among-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Maria C Swartz, Zakkoyya H Lewis, Elizabeth J Lyons, Kristofer Jennings, Addie Middleton, Rachel R Deer, Demi Arnold, Kaitlin Dresser, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, James S Goodwin
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed randomized trials to examine the effect of home and community-based physical activity interventions on physical functioning among cancer survivors based on the most prevalent physical function measures. DATA SOURCES: Five electronic databases-Medline Ovid, Pubmed, CINAHL, Web of Science, and PsychINFO-were searched from inception to March 2016 for relevant articles. STUDY SELECTION: Search terms included: community-based interventions, physical functioning, and cancer survivors...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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