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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514641/mapping-workforce-configuration-and-operational-models-in-australian-emergency-departments-a-national-survey
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Glenn Gardner, Anne Gardner, Sandy Middleton, Julie Considine, Gerard Fitzgerald, Luke Christofis, Anna Doubrovsky, Margaret Adams, Jane O'Connell
Objective Hospital emergency departments (ED) in Australia and internationally have been experiencing increased demand, resulting in reduced hospital quality, impaired access and adverse health outcomes. Effective evaluation of new ED service models and their effect on outcomes is reliant on baseline measures of the staffing configuration and organisational characteristics of the EDs being studied. The aim of the present study was to comprehensively measure these variables in Australian EDs.Methods Australian hospital EDs with 24-h medical and nursing cover were identified and invited to participate in the study...
May 18, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
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/28506605/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-among-older-adults-experiencing-motor-vehicle-collision-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Timothy F Platts-Mills, Bo C Nebolisa, Sean A Flannigan, Natalie L Richmond, Robert M Domeier, Robert A Swor, Phyllis L Hendry, David A Peak, Niels K Rathlev, Jeffrey S Jones, David C Lee, Christopher W Jones, Samuel A McLean
OBJECTIVE: To characterize risk factors for and consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among older adults evaluated in the emergency department (ED) following motor vehicle collision (MVC). DESIGN: Prospective multicenter longitudinal study (2011-2015). SETTING: 9 EDs across the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 65 years and older who presented to an ED after MVC without severe injuries. MEASUREMENTS: PTSD symptoms were assessed 6 months after the ED visit using the Impact of Event Scale-Revised...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501815/can-the-prehospital-national-early-warning-score-identify-patients-most-at-risk-from-subsequent-deterioration
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Joanna Shaw, Rachael T Fothergill, Sophie Clark, Fionna Moore
INTRODUCTION: The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) aids the early recognition of those at risk of becoming critically ill. NEWS has been recommended for use by ambulance services, but very little work has been undertaken to date to determine its suitability. This paper examines whether a prehospital NEWS derived from ambulance service clinical observations is associated with the hospital ED disposition. METHODS: Prehospital NEWS was retrospectively calculated from the ambulance service clinical records of 287 patients who were treated by the ambulance service and transported to hospital...
May 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501384/acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department-the-safe-simeu-epidemiological-study
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Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini, Giorgio Carbone, Roberto Cosentini, Annamaria Ferrari, Mauro Chiesa, Alessio Bertini, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute heart failure (AHF) have high rates of attendance to emergency departments (EDs), with significant health care costs. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients attending Italian EDs for AHF and their diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis on 2683 cases observed in six Italian EDs for AHF (January 2011 to June 2012). RESULTS: The median age of patients was 84 years (interquartile range 12), with females accounting for 55...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499787/motocross-associated-head-and-spine-injuries-in-adult-patients-evaluated-in-an-emergency-department
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Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, M Fernanda Bellolio, Elisa M Smith, David J Daniels, Christine M Lohse, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle-related injuries (including off-road) are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To describe motocross-related head and spine injuries of adult patients presenting to an academic emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study of adult ED patients evaluated for motocross-related injuries from 2010 through 2015...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489698/epidemiology-of-isolated-versus-nonisolated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-treated-in-emergency-departments-in-the-united-states-2006-2012-sociodemographic-characteristics
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Carol Cancelliere, Victor G Coronado, Christopher A Taylor, Likang Xu
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequencies and rates of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) emergency department (ED) visits, analyze the trend across the years, and compare sociodemographic characteristics of visits by mTBI type (ie, mTBI as the only injury, or present along with other injuries). DESIGN: Population-based descriptive study using data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (2006-2012). METHODS: Joinpoint regression was used to calculate the average annual percent changes of mTBI incidence rates...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485313/clinical-characteristics-and-current-interventions-in-shock-patients-in-chinese-emergency-departments-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Shu-Bin Guo, Yun-Xia Chen, Xue-Zhong Yu
BACKGROUND: Shock is a life-threatening condition in emergency departments (EDs) and is associated with a high mortality; however, its clinical characteristics and current interventions in China are seldom reported. This study investigated the clinical characteristics and current interventions of shock patients in Chinese EDs. METHODS: This multicenter prospective cohort study was conducted in the EDs of 33 academic hospitals in 16 Chinese provinces. Adult shock patients were enrolled from December 2013 to April 2014...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452300/a-comparison-of-seasonal-trends-in-asthma-exacerbations-among-children-from-geographic-regions-with-different-climates
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Julia A Wisniewski, Anne P McLaughlin, Philip J Stenger, James Patrie, Mark A Brown, Jane M El-Dahr, Thomas A E Platts-Mills, Nora J Byrd, Peter W Heymann
BACKGROUND: The fall peak in childhood asthma exacerbations is thought to be related to an increase in viral infections and allergen exposure when children return to school. Whether the seasonality of asthma attacks among children from different geographic regions follows similar trends is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare seasonal trends in asthma exacerbations among school-age children who lived in different geographic locations, with different climates, within the United States...
November 1, 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435485/impact-of-health-policy-changes-on-emergency-medicine-in-maryland-stratified-by-socioeconomic-status
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Laura Pimentel, David Anderson, Bruce Golden, Edward Wasil, Fermin Barrueto, Jon M Hirshon
INTRODUCTION: On January 1, 2014, the financing and delivery of healthcare in the state of Maryland (MD) profoundly changed. The insurance provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) began implementation and a major revision of MD's Medicare waiver ushered in a Global Budget Revenue (GBR) structure for hospital reimbursement. Our objective was to analyze the impact of these policy changes on emergency department (ED) utilization, hospitalization practices, insurance profiles, and professional revenue...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435481/a-patient-centered-emergency-department-management-strategy-for-sickle-cell-disease-super-utilizers
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Grant G Simpson, Hallie R Hahn, Alex A Powel, Robert R Leverence, Linda A Morris, Lara G Thompson, Marc S Zumberg, Deepa J Borde, Joseph A Tyndall, Jonathan J Shuster, Donald M Yealy, Brandon R Allen
INTRODUCTION: A subpopulation of sickle-cell disease patients, termed super-utilizers, presents frequently to emergency departments (EDs) for vaso-occlusive events and may consume disproportionate resources without broader health benefit. To address the healthcare needs of this vulnerable patient population, we piloted a multidisciplinary intervention seeking to create and use individualized patient care plans that alter utilization through coordinated care. Our goals were to assess feasibility primarily, and to assess resource use secondarily...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412721/are-admission-procalcitonin-levels-universal-mortality-predictors-across-different-medical-emergency-patient-populations-results-from-the-multi-national-prospective-observational-triage-study
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Ramon Sager, Yannick Wirz, Devendra Amin, Adina Amin, Pierre Hausfater, Andreas Huber, Sebastian Haubitz, Alexander Kutz, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT), an inflammatory blood biomarker, is well studied in infectious diseases. Its prognostic value in unselected emergency department (ED) patients remains yet undefined. Herein, we investigated association of admission PCT levels and mortality in a large, international-multicenter ED patient cohort. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 6970 unselected, consecutive, adult, medical patients seeking ED care in three tertiary-care hospitals in Switzerland, France and the USA...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411333/technological-device-for-manufacturing-transdermal-films-possible-applications-to-the-individualized-treatment-for-erectile-dysfunction
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Francisco José Raposo, Hudson Caetano Polonini, Anderson Ferreira, Nádia Rezende Barbosa Raposo, Marcos Antônio Fernandes Brandão
Pharmacological advances in erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment have aroused growing interest among health professionals towards sexual dysfunction, generating an increasing demand for dosage forms and drug delivery systems, including tadalafil. This study aimed to develop a device to generate patches that would enable drug dosage individualization and transdermal administration. To create such a mechanical device, technical drawings were made using the CAD software. A functional prototype was built, and a pharmaceutical formulation containing tadalafil (10 mg cm(-2)) was prepared...
April 14, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409028/impact-of-delayed-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-from-the-emergency-department-upon-sepsis-outcomes-and-sepsis-protocol-compliance
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Michael Agustin, Lori Lyn Price, Augustine Andoh-Duku, Peter LaCamera
Rationale. The impact of emergency department length of stay (EDLOS) upon sepsis outcomes needs clarification. We sought to better understand the relationship between EDLOS and both outcomes and protocol compliance in sepsis. Methods. We performed a retrospective observational study of septic patients admitted to the ICU from the ED between January 2012 and December 2015 in a single tertiary care teaching hospital. 287 patients with severe sepsis and septic shock were included. Study population was divided into patients with EDLOS < 6 hrs (early admission) versus ≥6 hours (delayed admission)...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401961/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-model-for-predicting-30-day-mortality-risk-in-medical-patients-in-emergency-department-ed
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Duc T Ha, Tam Q Dang, Ngoc V Tran, Thao N T Pham, Nguyen D Nguyen, Tuan V Nguyen
The primary aim of this prospective study is to develop and validate a new prognostic model for predicting the risk of mortality in Emergency Department (ED) patients. The study involved 1765 patients in the development cohort and 1728 in the validation cohort. The main outcome was mortality up to 30 days after admission. Potential risk factors included clinical characteristics, vital signs, and routine haematological and biochemistry tests. The Bayesian Model Averaging method within the Cox's regression model was used to identify independent risk factors for mortality...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379349/enterovirus-d68-infection-among-children-with-medically-attended-acute-respiratory-illness-cincinnati-ohio-july%C3%A2-october-2014
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Holly M Biggs, Monica McNeal, W Allan Nix, Carolyn Kercsmar, Aaron T Curns, Beverly Connelly, Marilyn Rice, Shur-Wern Wang Chern, Mila M Prill, Nancy Back, M Steven Oberste, Susan I Gerber, Mary A Staat
Background: Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) caused a widespread outbreak of respiratory illness in the United States in 2014, predominantly affecting children. We describe EV-D68 rates, spectrum of illness and risk factors from prospective, population-based acute respiratory illness (ARI) surveillance at a large U.S. pediatric hospital. Methods: Children <13 years of age with ARI and residence in Hamilton County, Ohio were enrolled from the inpatient and emergency department (ED) settings at a children's hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, from July 1-October 31, 2014...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345070/are-scoring-systems-sufficient-for-predicting-mortality-due-to-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department
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Merve Gunes Ozaydin, Ozlem Guneysel, Fatma Saridogan, Vehbi Ozaydin
OBJECTIVES: Scoring systems have been used to risk stratify in intensive care units (ICU), but not routinely used in emergency departments. The aim of this study was to determine accuracy for predicting mortality in emergency medicine with Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA), Mortality in ED Sepsis (MEDS) score and Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPSII). METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Patients presenting with evidence of sepsis were all included...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321299/successful-emergency-department-interventions-that-reduce-time-to-antibiotics-in-febrile-pediatric-cancer-patients
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Sandra Spencer, MIchele Nypaver, Katherine Hebert, Christopher Benner, Rachel Stanley, Daniel Cohen, Alexander Rogers, Jason Goldstick, Prashant Mahajan
Children with cancer and fever are at high risk for sepsis related death. Rapid antibiotic delivery (< 60 minutes) has been shown to reduce mortality. We compared patient outcomes and describe interventions from three separate quality improvement (QI) projects conducted in three United States (US) tertiary care pediatric emergency departments (EDs) with the shared aim to reduce time to antibiotic (TTA) to < 60 minutes in febrile pediatric oncology patients (Temperature > 38.0 C). A secondary objective was to identify interventions amenable to translation to other centers...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302430/antimicrobial-copper-alloys-decreased-bacteria-on-stethoscope-surfaces
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Michael G Schmidt, Rachel E Tuuri, Arif Dharsee, Hubert H Attaway, Sarah E Fairey, Keith T Borg, Cassandra D Salgado, Bruce E Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Stethoscopes may serve as vehicles for transmission of bacteria among patients. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of antimicrobial copper surfaces to reduce the bacterial concentration associated with stethoscope surfaces. METHODS: A structured prospective trial involving 21 health care providers was conducted at a pediatric emergency division (ED) (n = 14) and an adult medical intensive care unit located in tertiary care facilities (n = 7)...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301451/traumatic-brain-injury-related-emergency-department-visits-hospitalizations-and-deaths-united-states-2007-and-2013
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Christopher A Taylor, Jeneita M Bell, Matthew J Breiding, Likang Xu
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has short- and long-term adverse clinical outcomes, including death and disability. TBI can be caused by a number of principal mechanisms, including motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and assaults. This report describes the estimated incidence of TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths during 2013 and makes comparisons to similar estimates from 2007. REPORTING PERIOD: 2007 and 2013. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: State-based administrative health care data were used to calculate estimates of TBI-related ED visits and hospitalizations by principal mechanism of injury, age group, sex, and injury intent...
March 17, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
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