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June 14, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Bolla Chaitanya, Keerthilatha M Pai, Yogesh Chhaparwal
Context: Sella turcica or pituitary fossa is a saddle-shaped concavity housing the pituitary gland and seen clearly on lateral cephalogram. This makes it a good source of additional diagnostic information related to pathology of the pituitary gland or to various syndromes that affect the craniofacial region. Aims: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the average dimensions and morphological variations of the sella turcica in different age groups and to evaluate any difference in size between males and females in the study population...
April 2018: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
Leslie B Glickman
Background: The aim of this project was to strengthen rehabilitation technician education and physiotherapy practice at the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre in the less-resourced country of Malawi by enlarging and reinforcing the skills of faculty, administrators, and adjunct clinicians, and fostering their continuing professional development. Methods: The project was developed through a partnership with the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre (KRC), the Medical Rehabilitation College (MRC), and a US-trained physical therapist (a Fulbright Program Scholar - FPS)...
September 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
Gregory Sneed, Karl Kappeler, Travis Gilmore, Catherine Kuhn
OBJECTIVES: To describe the implementation of a medication therapy management (MTM) collaborative within a pediatric health system to ensure the safe use of medication. SETTING: Outpatient pharmacies and clinics within a pediatric health system in Central Ohio. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The outpatient pharmacies conducted the daily operations of a community pharmacy following a standard, 4-point workflow. The ambulatory clinical pharmacists served on interdisciplinary teams within outpatient clinics to ensure the appropriate use of medication...
June 2, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Marie E Murray, Jamie C Barner, Nathan D Pope, Mark D Comfort
OBJECTIVE: To determine how implementing a systematic medication therapy management (MTM) process impacted MTM completion rates. METHODS: This process improvement pilot included 4 grocery store-based community pharmacy sites. Site staff were trained on a systematic process to integrate OutcomesMTM opportunities into pharmacy workflow. Technicians prepared MTM paperwork, including a standardized comprehensive medication review (CMR) worksheet, which pharmacists used to deliver the service at the counsel window...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Maria Teresa Montagna, Osvalda De Giglio, Christian Napoli, Giusy Diella, Serafina Rutigliano, Antonella Agodi, Francesco Auxilia, Tatjana Baldovin, Francesco Bisetto, Luca Arnoldo, Silvio Brusaferro, Marina Busetti, Gioia Calagreti, Beatrice Casini, Maria Luisa Cristina, Rossano Di Luzio, Maurizio Fiorio, Maurizio Formoso, Giorgio Liguori, Enrica Martini, Andrea Molino, Placido Mondello, Ida Mura, Roberto Novati, Giovanni Battista Orsi, Andrea Patroni, Anna Poli, Gaetano Privitera, Giancarlo Ripabelli, Andrea Rocchetti, Francesco Rose, Mario Sarti, Sandra Savini, Antonio Silvestri, Luisa Sodano, Anna Maria Spagnolo, Stefano Tardivo, Valeria Teti, Maria Valeria Torregrossa, Emanuele Torri, Licia Veronesi, Raffaele Zarrilli, Claudia Pacifico, Antonio Goglio, Matteo Moro, Cesira Pasquarella
Risk assessment, environmental monitoring, and the disinfection of water systems are the key elements in preventing legionellosis risk. The Italian Study Group of Hospital Hygiene of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health and the Italian Multidisciplinary Society for the Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections carried out a national cross-sectional survey to investigate the measures taken to prevent and control legionellosis in Italian hospitals. A multiple-choice questionnaire was developed, comprising 71 questions regarding hospital location, general characteristics, clinical and environmental surveillance, and control and preventive measures for legionellosis in 2015...
June 1, 2018: Environmental Research
Seyed Hamid Hosseinikia, Shekufeh Zarei, Majid Najafi Kalyani, Sepideh Tahamtan
Background and Purpose: Workplace violence is a global phenomenon and violation of human rights affects the people's self-esteem and quality of work and causes inequality, discrimination, disorder, and conflict at work. The present study was carried out aiming at determining the workplace violence against the prehospital emergency medical technicians (PEMTs) in three provinces of Fars, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Bushehr, Iran. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study in which 206 PEMTs from Fars, Bushehr, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces participated...
2018: Emergency Medicine International
Adam Wylęgała, Filip Wylęgała, Edward Wylęgała
Recent studies do not support the hypothesis of vascular normalization in the eyes receiving various types of intravitreous antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). This retrospective study considered 57 eyes of 32 patients with vascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) undergoing aflibercept treatment. In this study, we measured the vessel density, Horton-Strahler (HS) ramification ratio (complexity), and the length ratio in 14 eyes with choroidal neovascularization treated with 3-5 Eylea injections, 17 eyes receiving 1-2 injections, and 14 treatment-naïve eyes to the use of swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA)...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
Akili K Kalinga, Charles Mwanziva, Sarah Chiduo, Christopher Mswanya, Deus I Ishengoma, Filbert Francis, Lucky Temu, Lucas Mahikwano, Saidi Mgata, George Amoo, Lalaine Anova, Eyako Wurrapa, Nora Zwingerman, Santiago Ferro, Geeta Bhat, Ian Fine, Brian Vesely, Norman Waters, Mara Kreishman-Deitrick, Mark Hickman, Robert Paris, Edwin Kamau, Colin Ohrt, Reginald A Kavishe
BACKGROUND: Although microscopy is a standard diagnostic tool for malaria and the gold standard, it is infrequently used because of unavailability of laboratory facilities and the absence of skilled readers in poor resource settings. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are currently used instead of or as an adjunct to microscopy. However, at very low parasitaemia (usually < 100 asexual parasites/µl), the test line on malaria rapid diagnostic tests can be faint and consequently hard to visualize and this may potentially affect the interpretation of the test results...
May 29, 2018: Malaria Journal
Kevin M Duignan, Laura C Lamb, Monica M DiFiori, John Quinlavin, James M Feeney
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate tourniquet use in the Hartford prehospital setting during a 34-month period after the Hartford Consensus was published, which encouraged increasing tourniquet use in light of military research. DESIGN: This was a retrospective review of patients with bleeding from a serious extremity injury to determine appropriateness of tourniquet use or omission. SETTING: Level II trauma center between April 2014 and January 2017...
January 2018: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
Michael D T Yue, David W Spivey, Daniel B Gingold, Douglas G Sward
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to document the correlation between medical and wilderness training with levels of preparedness for acute mountain sickness (AMS), illness, and injury among backcountry hikers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, convenience survey in Rocky Mountain National Park in July and August 2015. The study group consisted of 380 hikers who completed a written survey that collected information about demographics, wilderness experience, altitude experience, hiking equipment, communications devices, and trip planning...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Luna Salameh, Daniel Yeung, Natali Surkic, Paul Gregory, Zubin Austin
Background: The integration of regulated pharmacy technicians (RPTs) into community pharmacy practice was intended to relieve pharmacists of certain technical duties to facilitate greater provision of direct patient care services, commensurate with expanded scope of practice. There is scant data available regarding the success, value and impact of RPT integration, either in Canada or in other jurisdictions. Methods: Pharmacists and RPTs working in community practices were interviewed...
May 2018: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
Gustav Andreisek, Nicolae V Bolog
This article provides a review of magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) and how to get started. It explains step by step how to establish MRN at an institution: how to set up MRN protocols, how to train technicians, what a report needs to contain, and how relevant findings should be communicated to the referring physician. Advanced imaging techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging are only briefly discussed at the end of the article because most of those techniques are difficult for beginners and are still not considered standard in the clinical routine...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, Katherine A Yeager, Nancye R Feistritzer, Mary M Gullatte, Kristy K Martyn
BACKGROUND: Fear surrounds Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) because it is highly infectious. Yet members of the Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University Hospital (EUH) had to overcome that fear when caring for patients with EVD. PURPOSE: The analysis reported here illustrates how the members of EUH's SCDU tacitly enacted high reliability (HR) principles while caring for patients with EVD. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted to describe the experience of members of the EUH SCDU who worked with EVD patients in 2014...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
Karen Suchanek Hudmon, Robin L Corelli, Carl de Moor, Alan J Zillich, Christine Fenlon, Lyndsay Miles, Alexander V Prokhorov, Susan M Zbikowski
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term impact of 2 promising intervention approaches to engage pharmacy personnel (pharmacists, technicians) in referring patients who want to quit smoking to the tobacco quitline. DESIGN: Randomized trial. SETTING: Community pharmacies in Connecticut (n = 32) and Washington (n = 32). INTERVENTION: Two intervention approaches were evaluated: academic detailing (AD), which involved on-site training for pharmacy staff about the quitline, versus mailed quitline materials (MM)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Steven Donahue, Michael Schwien, Danielle LaVallee
INTRODUCTION: Hospitalization is one of the few circumstances in which the lives of trafficking victims intersect with the general population. Based on survivor testimonies, the majority of human trafficking victims may receive medical treatment in a hospital's emergency department while in captivity. With evidenced-based training, ED personnel have a better opportunity to screen persons who are being trafficked and intervene on their behalf. METHODS: This project examined the efficacy of an innovative, evidence-based online training module (HTEmergency...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
Andrew George Alexander, Deborah Deas, Paul Eric Lyons
BACKGROUND: Imaging and its optimal use are imperative to the practice of medicine, yet many students don't receive a formal education in radiology. Concurrently, students look for ways to take time away from medical school for residency interviewing. Web-based instruction provides an opportunity to combine these imperatives using online modalities. OBJECTIVE: A largely Web-based course in radiology during the 4th year of medical school was evaluated both for its acceptance to students who needed to be away from campus for interviews, and its effectiveness on a nationally administered standardized test...
May 18, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
Sun Dao-Kuan, Zhang Cui-Ping
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the implementation of the Control Program of Key Parasitic Diseases in Jinhu County from 2006 to 2015, so as to provide the evidence for the future work of prevention and control. METHODS: The historical data about key parasitoses were collected, and the organization management, financial support, capacity building, control effects, and so on were evaluated with the descriptive method. RESULTS: From 2006 to 2015, totally 19 technique educations were conducted, 844...
January 9, 2018: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
Jennifer Blackwood, Mickey Eisenberg, Dawn Jorgenson, James Nania, Bryan Howard, Bryan Collins, Peter Connell, Tim Day, Cody Rohrbach, Thomas Rea
OBJECTIVE: Most cardiac arrests occur in the private setting where response is often delayed and outcomes are poor. We surveyed public safety personnel to determine if they would volunteer to respond into private locations and/or be equipped with a personal automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of a vetted responder program that would use smart geospatial technology. METHODS: We conducted an anonymized survey among personnel from fire-based emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue organizations from Washington State...
May 16, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
James L Lin, Jennifer L Bacci, Marci J Reynolds, Yushi Li, Rachel G Firebaugh, Peggy S Odegard
OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of a whole-staff training strategy to a train-the-trainer strategy on 1) the number of influenza, pneumococcal, herpes zoster, and pertussis vaccines administered by community pharmacists to adults; 2) staff confidence; and 3) fidelity to the intervention. SETTING: Eight Quality Food Centers (QFC) Pharmacies in Seattle, Washington. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: QFC Pharmacy is a grocery store division of The Kroger Co...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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