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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026746/effectiveness-of-first-aid-training-on-school-students-in-singur-block-of-hooghly-district-west-bengal
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Lina Bandyopadhyay, M Manjula, Bobby Paul, Aparajita Dasgupta
OBJECTIVE: First aid is the helping behavior and initial care provided for an acute illness or injury. Students have the potential for changing the health scenario of the society if properly groomed and educated. The objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of educational intervention on the first aid among middle school students of a rural school in West Bengal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 230, 6(th) and 7(th) standard students were given a self-administered questionnaire for assessing their baseline knowledge about management of common injuries followed by educational intervention with a systematically devised teaching module during February to March 2016...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024333/united-we-stand-divided-we-conquer-pilot-study-of-multidisciplinary-general-medicine-heart-failure-care-program
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Omar Wahbi Izzettin, Ingrid Hopper, Edward Ritchie, Vathy Nagalingam, Ar Kar Aung
BACKGROUND: Heart failure care and education require a multifaceted approach to ensure appropriate transition from inpatient to outpatient care. AIMS: To explore the feasibility of a multidisciplinary heart failure care model, General Medicine Heart Failure Care Program (GM-HFCP) within a General Medical Unit (GMU). METHODS: Prospective non-randomised before-and-after observational quality improvement intervention over a 6-month period. All consecutive patients admitted to GMU at Alfred Hospital with diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure were included...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990334/what-s-next-for-acute-heart-failure-research
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Sean P Collins, Phillip D Levy, Gregory J Fermann, Michael M Givertz, Jennifer M Martindale, Peter S Pang, Alan B Storrow, Deborah D Diercks, G Michael Felker, Gregg C Fonarow, David J Lanfear, Daniel J Lenihan, JoAnn M Lindenfeld, W Frank Peacock, Douglas M Sawyer, John M Teerlink, Javed Butler
Each year over one million patients with acute heart failure (AHF) present to a United States emergency department (ED). The vast majority are hospitalized for further management. The length of stay and high post-discharge event rate in this cohort has changed little over the last decade. Therapeutic trials have failed to yield substantive improvement in post-discharge outcomes, subsequently, AHF care has changed little in the last 40 years. Prior research studies have been fragmented as either "inpatient" or "ED-based"...
October 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988735/identifying-advanced-illness-patients-in-the-emergency-department-and-having-goals-of-care-discussions-to-assist-with-early-hospice-referral
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Tara Liberman, Andrzej Kozikowski, Nancy Kwon, Brian Emmert, Meredith Akerman, Renee Pekmezaris
BACKGROUND: The emergency department (ED) is often where patients with advanced illness (AI) present when faced with an acute deterioration in their disease. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of our AI Management program in the ED on key outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a pre-post study with a retrospective chart review with ED patients at an academic, tertiary care hospital in the New York metropolitan area. We assessed changes from baseline to intervention period on percent of patients identified in the ED with AI, percent who received an ED-led goals-of-care (GOC) discussion, and percent referred to hospice from the ED...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979077/developing-an-integrated-treatment-pathway-for-a-post-coronary-artery-bypass-grating-cabg-geriatric-patient-with-comorbid-hypertension-and-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-for-treating-acute-hypoglycemia-and-electrolyte-imbalance
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Atta Abbas Naqvi, Amna Shah, Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad
INTRODUCTION: The ailments afflicting the elderly population is a well-defined specialty of medicine. It calls for an immaculately designed health-care plan to treat diseases in geriatrics. For chronic illnesses such as diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary heart disease, and hypertension (HTN), they require proper management throughout the rest of patient's life. An integrated treatment pathway helps in treatment decision-making and improving standards of health care for the patient. CASE PRESENTATION: This case describes an exclusive clinical pharmacist-driven designing of an integrated treatment pathway for a post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) geriatric male patient with DM type I and HTN for the treatment of hypoglycemia and electrolyte imbalance...
July 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970763/transitional-home-care-program-utilizing-the-integrated-practice-unit-concept-thc-ipu-effectiveness-in-improving-acute-hospital-utilization
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Lian Leng Low, Wei Yi Tay, Shu Yun Tan, Elian Hui San Chia, Rachel Marie Towle, Kheng Hock Lee
BACKGROUND: Organizing care into integrated practice units (IPUs) around conditions and patient segments has been proposed to increase value. We organized transitional care into an IPU (THC-IPU) for a patient segment of functionally dependent patients with limited community ambulation. METHODS: 1,166 eligible patients were approached for enrolment into THC-IPU. THC-IPU patients received a comprehensive assessment within two weeks of discharge; medication reconciliation; education using standardized action plans and a dedicated nurse case manager for up to 90 days after discharge...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969667/general-practitioner-use-of-a-c-reactive-protein-point-of-care-test-to-help-target-antibiotic-prescribing-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-the-pace-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Janine Bates, Nick A Francis, Patrick White, David Gillespie, Emma Thomas-Jones, Rachel Breen, Nigel Kirby, Kerry Hood, Micaela Gal, Rhiannon Phillips, Gurudutt Naik, Jochen Cals, Carl Llor, Hasse Melbye, Mandy Wootton, Evgenia Riga, Ann Cochrane, Robin Howe, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Bernadette Sewell, Mohammed Fasihul Alam, Christopher C Butler
BACKGROUND: Most patients presenting with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in primary care are prescribed an antibiotic, which may not always be appropriate and may cause harm. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase biomarker that can be rapidly measured at the point of care and may predict benefit from antibiotic treatment in AECOPD. It is not clear whether the addition of a CRP point-of-care test (POCT) to clinical assessment leads to a reduction in antibiotic consumption without having a negative impact on COPD health status...
September 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962198/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-post-operative-complications-and-prognostic-predictors-of-disease-recurrence-following-definitive-treatment-of-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-from-two-medical-centers-in-northwest-china
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Jichang Wang, Boxiang Zhang, Jinying Meng, Guodong Xiao, Xiang Li, Gang Li, Sida Qin, Ning Du, Jia Zhang, Jing Zhang, Chongwen Xu, Shou-Ching Tang, Rui Liang, Hong Ren, Xin Sun
Evaluating the clinicopathological features of patients receiving definitive treatment for esophageal cancer may facilitate the identification of patterns and factors associated with post-operative complications, and enable the development of a surveillance strategy for surviving patients at a higher risk of disease recurrence. In the present study, clinical data from 579 patients with esophageal cancer that underwent radical resection of esophagus were collected. These patients were admitted to two medical centers in Northwest China, and information regarding the presence or absence of basic chronic diseases and post-operative results were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941221/how-well-do-rheumatology-fellows-manage-acute-infusion-reactions-a-pilot-curricular-intervention
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Jason J Weiner, Amanda M Eudy, Lisa G Criscione-Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Infusible DMARDs are commonly prescribed in rheumatology and other fields. There are no published formal educational curricula rheumatology fellowship programs can use to teach infusion reaction management skills to fellows. We aimed to better understand this educational gap, and implement and assess the effectiveness of an experiential curriculum on acute infusion reaction management. METHODS: We included current rheumatology fellows and recent graduates from five fellowship programs...
September 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932575/pediatric-lung-transplantation
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REVIEW
Christian Benden
Pediatric lung transplantation has been undertaken since the 1980s, and it is today considered an accepted therapy option in carefully selected children with end-stage pulmonary diseases, providing carefully selected children a net survival benefit and improved health-related quality of life. Nowadays, >100 pediatric lung transplants are done worldwide every year. Here, specific pediatric aspects of lung transplantation are reviewed such as the surgical challenge, effects of immunosuppression on the developing pediatric immune system, and typical infections of childhood, as it is vital to comprehend that children undergoing lung transplants present a real challenge as children are not 'just small adults'...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931363/a-guideline-based-policy-to-decrease-intensive-care-unit-admission-rates-for-accidental-hypothermia
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Herman R Sequeira, Hesham E Mohamed, Neal Hakimi, Dorothy B Wakefield, Jonathan Fine
RATIONALE: Despite guidelines advising passive rewarming for mild accidental hypothermia (AH), patients are frequently admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) for active rewarming using a forced-air warming device. We implemented a new policy at our institution aimed at safely reducing ICU admissions for AH. We analyzed our practice pre- and post-policy intervention and compared our experiences with acute care hospitals in Connecticut. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 203 participants with AH identified by primary and secondary discharge codes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919813/a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-comparison-of-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block-with-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve-block-versus-standard-anesthetic-management-for-pain-control-during-and-after-traumatic-femur-fracture-repair-in-the-pediatric-population
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Nicole M Elsey, Joseph D Tobias, Kevin E Klingele, Ralph J Beltran, Tarun Bhalla, David Martin, Giorgio Veneziano, Julie Rice, Dmitry Tumin
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury of the femur resulting in femoral fracture may result in significant postoperative pain. As with other causes of acute pain, regional anesthesia may offer a benefit over conventional therapy with intravenous opioids. This study prospectively assesses the effects of femoral nerve blockade with a lateral femoral cutaneous nerve block (FN-LFCN) on intraoperative anesthetic requirements, postoperative pain scores, and opioid requirements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen pediatric patients (age 2-18 years) undergoing surgical repair of a traumatic femur fracture fulfilled the study criteria and were randomly assigned to general anesthesia with either an FN-LFCN block (n = 10) or intravenous opioids (n = 7)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919774/optimizing-post-acute-care-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-rehabilitation-perspective
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REVIEW
Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan, Mary P Galea
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. Therapeutic advances and improved survival rates of women with BC have implications for long-term impact on disability, psychological function and quality of life (QoL), which may be amenable to rehabilitation. The focus of rehabilitation is on managing disability, reducing sequelae and symptoms, and enhancing participation and societal reintegration, to achieve the highest possible independence and the best QoL...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913711/emergency-neurological-life-support-resuscitation-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan Elmer, Kees H Polderman
Cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death in North America. An organized bundle of neurocritical care interventions can improve chances of survival and neurological recovery in patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Therefore, resuscitation following cardiac arrest was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Key aspects of successful early post-arrest management include: prevention of secondary brain injury; identification of treatable causes of arrest in need of emergent intervention; and, delayed neurological prognostication...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905004/gastroenteritis-aggressive-versus-slow-treatment-for-rehydration-gastro-a-pilot-rehydration-study-for-severe-dehydration-who-plan-c-versus-slower-rehydration
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Kirsty A Houston, Jack G Gibb, Ayub Mpoya, Nchafatso Obonyo, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Margeret Nakuya, Jennifer A Evans, Elizabeth C George, Diana M Gibb, Kathryn Maitland
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) rehydration management guidelines (Plan C) for children with acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and severe dehydration are widely practiced in resource-poor settings, yet have never been formally evaluated in a clinical trial. A recent audit of outcome of AGE at Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya noted that 10% of children required high dependency care (20% mortality) and a number developed fluid-related complications. The fluid resuscitation trial, FEAST, conducted in African children with severe febrile illness, demonstrated higher mortality with fluid bolus therapy and raised concerns regarding the safety of rapid intravenous rehydration therapy...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904467/post-bariatric-surgery-acute-axonal-polyneuropathy-doing-your-best-is-not-always-enough
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Zakia Mohammad Yasawy, Ali Hassan
Neurological complications are frequently recognized with weight reduction surgeries for morbid obesity. The spectrum of peripheral neuropathies complicating the weight loss surgery is wide, and among them, the acute axonal peripheral neuropathy resembling Guillain-Barre syndrome is rare and only less than a dozen cases are reported. We present three cases, which after bariatric surgery developed acute polyneuropathy that rapidly progressed over 4 weeks from the onset. All patients responded to aggressive parenteral Vitamin B1 and B12 replacement therapy...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901791/determinants-of-1-year-survival-in-critically-ill-acute-leukemia-patients-a-grrr-oh-study
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Márcio Tavares, Virginie Lemiale, Djamel Mokart, Frédéric Pène, Etienne Lengliné, Achille Kouatchet, Julien Mayaux, François Vincent, Martine Nyunga, Fabrice Bruneel, Antoine Rabbat, Christine Lebert, Pierre Perez, Anne-Pascale Meert, Dominique Benoit, Michael Darmon, Elie Azoulay
Acute leukemia (AL) is the most common hematological malignancy requiring intensive care unit (ICU) management. Data on long-term survival are limited. This is a post hoc analysis of the prospective multicenter data from France and Belgium: A Groupe de Recherche Respiratoire en Réanimation Onco-Hématologique [A Research Group on Acute Respiratory Failure in Onco-Hematological Patients (French)] Study, to identify determinants of 1-year survival in critically ill AL patients. A total of 278 patients were admitted in the 17 participating ICUs...
September 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901665/kansas-nurse-leader-residency-programme-advancing-leader-knowledge-and-skills
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Qiuhua Shen, Jill Peltzer, Cynthia Teel, Janet Pierce
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Kansas Nurse Leader Residency (KNLR) programme in improving nurses' leadership knowledge and skills and its acceptability, feasibility and fidelity. BACKGROUND: The Future of Nursing Report (Institute of Medicine, 2011) calls for nurses to lead change and advance health. The 6-month KNLR programme was developed by the Kansas Action Coalition to support nurses' leadership development. METHODS: Nurses (n = 36) from four nursing specialties (acute care, long-term care, public health and school health) participated in the programme...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899392/care-beyond-the-hospital-ward-understanding-the-socio-medical-trajectory-of-herpes-simplex-virus-encephalitis
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Jessie Cooper, Ciara Kierans, Sylviane Defres, Ava Easton, Rachel Kneen, Tom Solomon
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis is a life-threatening infection of the brain, which has significant physical, cognitive and social consequences for survivors. Despite increasing recognition of the long-term effects of encephalitis, research and policy remains largely focused on its acute management, meaning there is little understanding of the difficulties people face after discharge from acute care. This paper aims to chart the problems and challenges which people encounter when they return home after treatment for HSV encephalitis...
September 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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