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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512772/subspecialty-approach-for-the-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-an-alternative-to-acute-surgical-unit-model-of-care
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Sonia Tran, Vincent Choi, Kirsten Hepburn, Nathan Hewitt, Joel Zhou, Daniel L Chan, Michael L Talbot
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis is a common condition. Recent studies have shown an association between creation of an acute surgical unit (ASU) and improved outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of a subspecialty based approach to the management of acute cholecystitis as an alternative to the traditional 'generalist' general surgery approach or the ASU model. METHOD: A 6-year retrospective analysis of outcomes in patients admitted under a dedicated upper gastrointestinal service for acute cholecystitis undergoing emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512745/implementation-of-multi-disciplinary-care-reduces-maternal-mortality-in-women-with-sickle-cell-disease-living-in-low-resource-setting
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Eugenia Vicky Asare, Edeghonghon Olayemi, Theodore Boafor, Yvonne Dei-Adomakoh, Enoch Mensah, Harriet Ghansah, Yvonne Osei-Bonsu, Selina Crabbe, Latif Musah, Charles Hayfron-Benjamin, Brittany Covert, Adetola A Kassim, Andra James, Mark Rodeghier, Michael R DeBaun, Samuel A Oppong
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. In women with SCD living in low-resource settings, pregnancy is associated with significantly increased maternal and perinatal mortality rates. We tested the hypothesis that implementing a multidisciplinary obstetric and hematology care team in a low-resource setting would significantly reduce maternal and perinatal mortality rates. We conducted a before-and-after study, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, to evaluate the effect of a multidisciplinary obstetric-hematology care team for women with SCD in a combined SCD-Obstetric Clinic...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511702/what-is-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-patients-along-the-pathway-from-the-emergency-department-to-acute-admission-to-reduce-unplanned-attendance-and-admission-an-evidence-synthesis
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Sarah H Credé, Colin O'Keeffe, Suzanne Mason, Anthea Sutton, Emma Howe, Susan J Croft, Mike Whiteside
BACKGROUND: Globally, the rate of emergency hospital admissions is increasing. However, little evidence exists to inform the development of interventions to reduce unplanned Emergency Department (ED) attendances and hospital admissions. The objective of this evidence synthesis was to review the evidence for interventions, conducted during the patient's journey through the ED or acute care setting, to manage people with an exacerbation of a medical condition to reduce unplanned emergency hospital attendance and admissions...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508971/short-term-outcome-and-quality-of-life-in-kidney-transplant-recipient-with-monoclonal-gammopathy
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Masaaki Yanishi, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Takashi Yoshida, Hisanori Taniguchi, Kenji Yoshida, Takao Mishima, Yoshihiro Komai, Kaneki Yasuda, Masato Watanabe, Motohiko Sugi, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Tadashi Matsuda
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is the common pre-malignant B cell disorders with a general prevalence of 3-5 % at age over 50. Because of the potential malignant transformation and immune insufficiency, pre-transplant MGUS recipient should be carefully followed after allograft transplantation. The post-transplant prognosis and quality of life (QOL) in patient with MGUS have not yet been fully determined. The aim of this study is to evaluate function and pathology of the renal allograft and self-assessment QOL changes during 2 years after transplantation in our case of MGUS-bearing recipient...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506413/nasotracheal-prolonged-safe-extubation-in-acute-respiratory-failure-post-thyroidectomy-an-efficacious-technique-to-avoid-tracheotomy-a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-large-case-series
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F Ferraro, C Gambardella, D Testa, L Santini, R Marfella, P Fusco, C P Lombardi, A Polistena, A Sanguinetti, N Avenia, G Conzo
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory failure is a rare life threatening complication following thyroid surgery and its incidence is reported as high as 0.9%. Clinical presentation of severe acute respiratory failure is characterized by dyspnea, inspiratory airways distress, hypoxia and its standard current management is the orotracheal intubation and safe extubation. In case of persistent distress, tracheotomy is mandatory. The Authors, analysing a large acute respiratory failure clinical series, describe an innovative treatment of this severe condition: the nasotracheal prolonged safe extubation...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500246/closing-the-theory-to-practice-gap-for-newly-qualified-doctors-evaluation-of-a-peer-delivered-practical-skills-training-course-for-newly-qualified-doctors-in-preparation-for-clinical-practice
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A Beane, A Padeniya, A P De Silva, T Stephens, S De Alwis, P G Mahipala, P C Sigera, S Munasinghe, P Weeratunga, D Ranasinghe, E M Deshani, T Weerasinghe, K Thilakasiri, Kas Jayasinghe, A M Dondorp, R Haniffa
PURPOSE: The Good Intern Programme (GIP) in Sri Lanka has been implemented to bridge the 'theory to practice gap' of doctors preparing for their internship. This paper evaluates the impact of a 2-day peer-delivered Acute Care Skills Training (ACST) course as part of the GIP. STUDY DESIGN: The ACST course was developed by an interprofessional faculty, including newly graduated doctors awaiting internship (pre-intern), focusing on the recognition and management of common medical and surgical emergencies...
May 12, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494481/enhanced-hip-fracture-management-use-of-statistical-methods-and-dataset-to-evaluate-a-fractured-neck-of-femur-fast-track-pathway-pilot-study
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Nigel Gilchrist, Kristian Dalzell, Scott Pearson, Gary Hooper, Kit Hoeben, Jeremy Hickling, John McKie, Ma Yi, Sandra Chamberlain, Caroline McCullough, Marc Gutenstein
The increasing elderly population and subsequent rise in total hip fracture(s) in this group means more effective management strategies are necessary to improve efficiency. We have changed our patient care strategy from the emergency department (ED), acute orthopaedic wards, operating theatre, post-operation and rehabilitation, and called it Fracture Neck of Femur Fast Track Pathway. All clinical data and actions were captured, integrated and displayed on a weekly basis using 'signalfromnoise' (SFN) software...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483544/clinical-decision-support-decreases-volume-of-imaging-for-low-back-pain-in-an%C3%A2-urban-emergency-department
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Adam Min, Vivian W Y Chan, Ruben Aristizabal, Ed R Peramaki, David B Agulnik, Nardia Strydom, Damon Ramsey, Bruce B Forster
PURPOSE: To determine whether point-of-care clinical decision support can effectively reduce inappropriate medical imaging of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low-back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center study of lumbar imaging referrals made by 43 emergency physicians at a major acute care center. Each physician saw at least 10 LBP cases in both pre- and post-intervention periods. A point-of-care checklist of accepted red flags for LBP was designed by a working group of physicians and embedded in the computerized order entry form for lumbar imaging...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481144/patients-perspectives-on-care-management-services-for-complex-substance-use-disorders
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Eric Hawkins, Aline Lott, Carol Malte, Anissa Frank, Brittney Hamilton, George Sayre, Janelle Painter, John Baer
BACKGROUND: Although care management approaches have potential to improve clinical outcomes and reduce high health care costs of patients with complex substance use disorders, characterized by high psychosocial, psychological and/or medical needs and high acute healthcare utilization, little is known about patients' perspectives or experiences with these interventions. AIMS: To identify barriers and facilitators to patient engagement in care management services for complex substance use disorders from patients' perspectives...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Addictive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480110/point-of-care-testing-in-the-acute-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-identifying-the-coagulopathic-patient
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Yair M Gozal, Christopher P Carroll, Bryan M Krueger, Jane Khoury, Norberto O Andaluz
BACKGROUND: The use of anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications has become increasingly common and is a well-established risk factor for worsening of hemorrhages in trauma patients. The current study addresses the need to investigate the efficacy of point-of-care tests (POC) as an adjunct to conventional coagulation testing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 190 TBI patients >18 years of age who underwent both conventional and POC testing as part of their admission coagulopathy workup was conducted...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475123/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-inpatients-with-psychosis-the-reach-study-protocol-for-treatment-development-and-pilot-testing
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Brandon A Gaudiano, Carter H Davis, Gary Epstein-Lubow, Jennifer E Johnson, Kim T Mueser, Ivan W Miller
Patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders frequently require treatment at inpatient hospitals during periods of acute illness for crisis management and stabilization. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a "third wave" cognitive-behavioral intervention that employs innovative mindfulness-based strategies, has shown initial efficacy in randomized controlled trials for improving acute and post-discharge outcomes in patients with psychosis when studied in acute-care psychiatric hospitals in the U.S. However, the intervention has not been widely adopted in its current form because of its use of an individual-only format and delivery by doctoral-level research therapists with extensive prior experience using ACT...
May 5, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473651/how-well-are-we-managing-fragility-hip-fractures-a-narrative-report-on-the-review-with-the-attempt-to-setup-a-fragility-fracture-registry-in-hong-kong
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K S Leung, W F Yuen, W K Ngai, C Y Lam, T W Lau, K B Lee, K M Siu, N Tang, S H Wong, W H Cheung
INTRODUCTION: In setting up a disease registry for fragility fractures in Hong Kong, we conducted a retrospective systematic study on the management of fragility hip fractures. Patient outcomes were compared with the standards from our orthopaedic working group and those from the British Orthopaedic Association that runs a mature fracture registry in the United Kingdom. METHODS: Clinical data on fragility hip fracture patients admitted to six acute major hospitals in Hong Kong in 2012 were captured...
May 5, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471793/assessment-of-activity-of-daily-living-among-older-adult-patients-in-home-healthcare-and-skilled-nursing-facilities-an-integrative-review
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Zainab Toteh Osakwe, Elaine Larson, Mansi Agrawal, Jinjing Shang
Older adult's ability to self-manage illness is dependent on their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Forty-five percent of those older than 65 years will have ongoing clinical needs after hospital discharge and require postacute care (PAC) services in settings such as home healthcare (HHC) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 requires PAC providers to begin collecting and reporting ADL data to build a coordinated approach to payment and standardize patient assessments and quality measurement...
May 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466701/care-of-patients-with-dementia-in-an-acute-trauma-and-orthopaedics-unit
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Gillian McCorkell, Deirdre Harkin, Victoria McCrory, Mary Lafferty, Vivien Coates
Aim To increase awareness of the needs of patients with dementia in the trauma and orthopaedics unit of one acute hospital, and to collaborate with staff on the unit to identify ways of improving the care experienced by these patients and their families. Method An action research approach was used and three action research cycles were completed. Data were obtained retrospectively for 20 patients with dementia who were admitted to the unit for treatment. Deficiencies in the care of these patients were identified and related to communication, pain management and the recognition of delirium...
May 3, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465716/acute-care-surgery-a-means-for-providing-cost-effective-quality-care-for-gallstone-pancreatitis
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Patrick B Murphy, Dave Paskar, Richard Hilsden, Jennifer Koichopolos, Tina S Mele
BACKGROUND: Modern practice guidelines recommend index cholecystectomy (IC) for patients admitted with gallstone pancreatitis (GSP). However, this benchmark has been difficult to widely achieve. Previous work has demonstrated that dedicated acute care surgery (ACS) services can facilitate IC. However, the associated financial costs and economic effectiveness of this intervention are unknown and represent potential barriers to ACS adoption. We investigated the impact of an ACS service at two hospitals before and after implementation on cost effectiveness, patient quality-adjusted life years (QALY) and impact on rates of IC...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463927/population-health-management-is-there-any-role-for-orthopaedics-an-aoa-critical-issues-symposium
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Scott D Boden, Brian T Smith, Matthew Handley
The next phase of health-care reform will accelerate the formation of integrated delivery systems and the creation of value and savings through population health management. Accomplishing this goal requires 3 key factors, including (1) enabling groups of physicians and hospitals to legally work together to cover a broad geographic area, (2) the formation of integrated delivery systems that cover the low to high-acuity and post-acute care spectrums, and (3) identifying mechanisms through which a subspecialty can impact the health of a population of patients...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461273/post-traumatic-seizures-in-a-rural-nigerian-neurosurgical-service
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T B Rabiu, B Adetunmbi
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a recognized risk factor for seizures. In Nigeria, there is paucity of literature on post-traumatic seizures (PTS). This study provides the profile and pattern of PTS in TBI patients in a rural Nigerian neurosurgical service. METHOD: A prospective observational study of TBI patients was done. Clinical and radiological data including outcomes of care were analysed with SPSS version 15. A p-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant...
April 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460120/post-neonatal-tetanus-in-a-picu-of-a-developing-economy-intensive-care-needs-outcome-and-predictors-of-mortality
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Suresh Kumar Angurana, Muralidharan Jayashree, Arun Bansal, Sunit Singhi, Karthi Nallasamy
Objectives: To evaluate pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) needs, outcome and predictors of mortality in post-neonatal tetanus. Materials and methods: Review of 30 consecutive post-neonatal tetanus cases aged 1 months to 12 years admitted to a PICU in north India over a period of 10 years (January 2006 to December 2015). Results: Chronic suppurative otitis media was the commonest portal of entry. All received tetanus toxoid, human tetanus immunoglobulin (HTIG) and appropriate antibiotics; 7 (23...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459184/embedding-an-enriched-environment-in-an-acute-stroke-unit-increases-activity-in-people-with-stroke-a-controlled-before-after-pilot-study
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Ingrid Cm Rosbergen, Rohan S Grimley, Kathryn S Hayward, Katrina C Walker, Donna Rowley, Alana M Campbell, Suzanne McGufficke, Samantha T Robertson, Janelle Trinder, Heidi Janssen, Sandra G Brauer
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether an enriched environment embedded in an acute stroke unit could increase activity levels in acute stroke patients and reduce adverse events. DESIGN: Controlled before-after pilot study. SETTING: An acute stroke unit in a regional Australian hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Acute stroke patients admitted during (a) initial usual care control period, (b) an enriched environment period and (c) a sustainability period...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457576/effect-of-concentrated-psychiatric-education-on-perceived-competence-to-care-for-behavioral-health-patients
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Elizabeth J Winokur, Jeannine Loucks, Dana N Rutledge
Increasing numbers of behavioral patients are presenting to emergency departments, where competency of staff to care for this group is unknown. METHODS: This pre-post study measured the effects of a 7-hour conference on perceived competency of nurses and allied health professionals to care for behavioral health (BH) patients, as measured by the 23-item Behavioral Health Care Competency (BHCC) survey. RESULTS: Of 102 participants, most were emergency nurses (72%), acute care nurses and case managers (20%), and allied health personnel (trauma technicians and paramedics) (8%)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
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