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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681513/antimicrobial-consumption-and-resistance-in-adult-hospital-inpatients-in-53-countries-results-of-an-internet-based-global-point-prevalence-survey
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Ann Versporten, Peter Zarb, Isabelle Caniaux, Marie-Françoise Gros, Nico Drapier, Mark Miller, Vincent Jarlier, Dilip Nathwani, Herman Goossens
BACKGROUND: The Global Point Prevalence Survey (Global-PPS) established an international network of hospitals to measure antimicrobial prescribing and resistance worldwide. We aimed to assess antimicrobial prescribing and resistance in hospital inpatients. METHODS: We used a standardised surveillance method to collect detailed data about antimicrobial prescribing and resistance from hospitals worldwide, which were grouped by UN region. The internet-based survey included all inpatients (adults, children, and neonates) receiving an antimicrobial who were on the ward at 0800 h on one specific day between January and September, 2015...
April 19, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681173/consensus-statement-on-use-of-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-therapy-in-the-hospital
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Bithika Thompson, Mary Korytkowski, David C Klonoff, Curtiss B Cook
In May 2017, the Diabetes Technology Society convened a panel of US experts on inpatient diabetes management to discuss the current and potential role of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy in the hospital. The panel (1) discussed evidence for current use of CSII in the hospital, (2) recommended contraindications for use in the hospital, and (3) recommended guidelines to maximize chances for safe use of CSII in the hospital. Panel members agreed that larger, prospective, randomized studies are needed to evaluate safety and efficacy of CSII use in the hospital...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677917/clinical-similarity-based-framework-for-hospital-medical-supplies-utilization-anomaly-detection-a-case-study
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Ning Sun, Meilin Xu, Mingzhi Cai, Xudong Ma, Yong Qin
Healthcare systems are costly in many countries, and hospitals have always been one of the major cornerstones of the healthcare industry. Medical supplies expense is an increasingly substantial category of hospital costs. In China, the expense of medical supplies is being controlled at the hospital level. Different from drug prescription, medical supplies utilization is not being standardized or guided by clinical guidelines. In order to achieve the goal, many hospitals directly disable the use of the most expensive medical supplies...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672991/glycaemic-optimization-for-patients-with-cardiac-disease-a-before-and-after-study
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Tripti Joshi, Sarah-Jane Pullen, Alison Gebuehr, Christopher Oldmeadow, John Richard Attia, Shamasunder Halady Acharya
AIM: To investigate if glycaemic profiles and outcomes of patients with diabetes admitted for cardiothoracic surgery or acute coronary syndrome improved after implementation of a structured glycaemia management guideline. METHODS: This is a retrospective before-and-after comparative analysis of outcomes for all consecutive cardiothoracic and acute coronary syndrome patients with diabetes (N = 375), who were admitted at our tertiary-care university-affiliated hospital during the preguideline period (July-December, 2013) and the postguideline period (July-December, 2014)...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672671/adverse-events-associated-with-antibiotics-and-intravenous-therapies-for-post-lyme-disease-syndrome-in-a-commercially-insured-sample
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Kellie J Goodlet, Kathleen A Fairman
Background: Non-guideline endorsed post-treatment courses of antibiotics for post-Lyme disease syndrome (PLDS) have been linked to adverse patient outcomes, but these findings have yet to be validated in large systematic evaluations. Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of medical and pharmacy claims derived from the Truven Health Market Scan® Commercial Claims and Encounters Database assessed 90-day incidence rates of adverse events (AEs) associated with PLDS treatments (PLDS-TX)...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669670/utilization-and-timeliness-of-an-inpatient-penicillin-allergy-evaluation
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Keith A Sacco, Razvan Chirila, Claudia Libertin, Brett Hiroto, Arveen Bhasin, Margaret M Johnson, Thanai Pongdee, M Caroline Burton
BACKGROUND: A history of penicillin allergy is associated with an increased risk of nosocomial infections because patients are exposed to non-beta lactam antibiotics. Ruling out inaccurate penicillin allergy during hospitalization decreases prescription of beta lactam antibiotics. However, the utilization of penicillin allergy testing and timeliness in relation to initiation of antibiotics is not known. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the proportion and characteristics of patients who underwent inpatient penicillin allergy testing in a hospital without a guideline or infrastructure for inpatient penicillin allergy testing...
May 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668982/improved-medical-treatment-and-surgical-surveillance-of-children-and-adolescents-with-ulcerative-colitis-in-the-united-kingdom
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Marcus Karl-Keinz Auth, Su K Bunn, Aimee Leanne Protheroe, Linda Jane Williams, John M Fell, Rafeeq Muhammed, Nicholas Michael Croft, R Mark Beattie, Anne Willmott, Christine Spray, Babu Vadamalayan, Astor Rodrigues, John Puntis, Anna Jane Pigott, David C Wilson, Sally Mitton, Mark Furman, Charlie Charlton, Sonny K F Chong, Richard K Russell
Background: Pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) presents at an earlier age and increasing prevalence. Our aim was to examine morbidity, steroid sparing strategies, and surgical outcome in children with active UC. Methods: A national prospective audit was conducted for the inpatient period of all children with UC for medical or surgical treatment in the United Kingdom (UK) over 1 year. Thirty-two participating centers recruited 224 children in 298 admissions, comparisons over 6 years were made with previous audits...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664808/trends-in-pharmacological-emergency-treatment-of-patients-suffering-from-schizophrenia-over-a-16-year-observation-period
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Monika Edlinger, Anna-Sophia Welte, Nursen Yalcin-Siedentopf, Georg Kemmler, Felix Neymeyer, W Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Alex Hofer
Patients suffering from schizophrenia are often treated in locked psychiatric units because of psychomotor agitation, hostility and aggressive behavior, or suicidality. Because of legal conditions, investigations on these acutely ill patients are difficult, and many studies do not represent 'real-life psychiatry'. This retrospective survey was conducted at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics of the Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria. Data were collected from the records of all adult inpatients suffering from a schizophrenia spectrum disorder according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th ed...
April 16, 2018: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660396/analysis-of-clinical-management-of-infected-breast-implants-and-of-factors-associated-to-successful-breast-pocket-salvage-in-infections-occurring-after-breast-reconstruction
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Simonetta Franchelli, Marianna Pesce, Ilaria Baldelli, Anna Marchese, Pierluigi Santi, Andrea De Maria
OBJECTIVES: Considerable efforts have been devoted so far to improve salvage procedures of infected breast implants in absence of defined guidelines or validated clinical protocols. Within a cohort of prospectively recruited patients who underwent breast reconstruction, we performed a retrospective review of proven implant infections in order to describe factors contributing to management success. METHODS: We collected data in 1293 consecutive patients who underwent two stage (expander+ prosthesis) breast reconstruction with at least 12 months of follow-up...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657068/safety-and-efficacy-of-day-case-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-from-european-society-of-uro-technology
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Patrick Jones, Grace Bennett, Alexios Dosis, Amelia Pietropaolo, Robert Geraghty, Omar Aboumarzouk, Andreas Skolarikos, Bhaskar K Somani
CONTEXT: Day case or ambulatory percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) has risen over the last few years with the aim of discharging patients within 24h. OBJECTIVE: We perform a systematic review of literature to evaluate the outcomes of day-case PCNL surgery. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A Cochrane style search was performed and the following bibliographic databases were accessed: PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, and Web of Science. This was carried out in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
April 12, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652227/former-suicidal-inpatients-experiences-of-treatment-and-care-in-psychiatric-wards-in-norway
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Julia Hagen, Birthe Loa Knizek, Heidi Hjelmeland
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore how former suicidal inpatients experienced treatment and care in psychiatric wards in Norway following the implementation of the National guidelines for prevention of suicide in mental health care. The focus of the analysis was on aspects of treatment and care with potential for improvement. METHOD: We interviewed five former inpatients and analysed the data by means of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. RESULTS: Experiencing a sense of companionship with the staff and receiving individualized treatment and care was important for the participants...
December 2018: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651699/direct-healthcare-costs-of-spinal-disorders-in-brazil
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Rodrigo Luiz Carregaro, Everton Nunes da Silva, Maurits van Tulder
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the direct healthcare costs of spinal disorders in Brazil, over 2016. METHODS: Prevalence-based cost-of-illness study, top-down approach and public healthcare system's perspective. International Classification of Diseases codes related to spinal disorders were included. The following costs were obtained: (1) hospitalization; medical professional service costs; intensive care unit costs; companion daily stay; (2) outpatient (services/procedures)...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651304/managing-diabetic-foot-infections-a-survey-of-australasian-infectious-diseases-clinicians
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Robert J Commons, Edward Raby, Eugene Athan, Hasan Bhally, Sharon Chen, Stephen Guy, Paul R Ingram, Katy Lai, Chris Lemoh, Lyn-Li Lim, Laurens Manning, Spiros Miyakis, Mary O'Reilly, Adam Roberts, Marjoree Sehu, Adrienne Torda, Mauro Vicaretti, Peter A Lazzarini
Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFI) present a major morbidity, mortality and economic challenge for the tertiary health sector. However, lack of high quality evidence for specific treatment regimens for patients with DFIs may result in inconsistent management. This study aimed to identify DFI caseload proportion and patterns of clinical practice of Infectious Diseases (ID) Physicians and Trainees within Australia and New Zealand. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey of Australian and New Zealand ID Physicians and Trainees was undertaken, to estimate the overall ID caseload devoted to patients with DFIs and assess clinicians' management practices of patients with DFIs...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649197/metronidazole-stewardship-initiative-at-christchurch-hospitals-achievable-with-immediate-benefits
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Sharon J Gardiner, Sarah Cl Metcalf, Paul Kl Chin, Matthew P Doogue, Simon C Dalton, Stephen T Chambers
AIMS: To evaluate an antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) initiative to change hospital prescribing practice for metronidazole. METHODS: In October 2015, the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) AMS committee changed advice for metronidazole to promote two times daily dosing for most indications, prioritisation of the oral route and avoidance of double anaerobic cover. Adoption of the initiative was facilitated via change in prescribing guidelines, education and ongoing pharmacy support...
April 13, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643744/cost-effectiveness-of-the-recommended-medical-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-dysmenorrhea-and-endometriosis-in-japan
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Ichiro Arakawa, Mikio Momoeda, Yutaka Osuga, Ikuko Ota, Kaori Koga
Background and objective: This study aims to assess the cost-effectiveness of early physician consultation and guideline-based intervention to prevent endometriosis and/or disease progression using oral contraceptive (OC) and progestin compared to follow-up of self-care for dysmenorrhea in Japan. Methods: A yearly-transmitted Markov model of five major health states with four sub-medical states was constructed. Transition probabilities among health and medical states were derived from Japanese epidemiological patient surveys and converted to appropriate parameters for inputting into the model...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624189/improving-the-safety-of-opioid-use-for-acute-noncancer-pain-in-hospitalized-adults-a-consensus-statement-from-the-society-of-hospital-medicine
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Shoshana J Herzig, Hilary J Mosher, Susan L Calcaterra, Anupam B Jena, Teryl K Nuckols
Hospital-based clinicians frequently treat acute, noncancer pain. Although opioids may be beneficial in this setting, the benefits must be balanced with the risks of adverse events, including inadvertent overdose and prolonged opioid use, physical dependence, or development of opioid use disorder. In an era of epidemic opioid use and related harms, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) convened a working group to develop a consensus statement on opioid use for adults hospitalized with acute, noncancer pain, outside of the palliative, end-of-life, and intensive care settings...
April 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624188/safe-opioid-prescribing-for-acute-noncancer-pain-in-hospitalized-adults-a-systematic-review-of-existing-guidelines
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Shoshana J Herzig, Susan L Calcaterra, Hilary J Mosher, Matthew V Ronan, Nicole Van Groningen, Lili Shek, Anthony Loffredo, Michelle Keller, Anupam B Jena, Teryl K Nuckols
BACKGROUND: Pain is common among hospitalized patients. Inpatient prescribing of opioids is not without risk. Acute pain management guidelines could inform safe prescribing of opioids in the hospital and limit associated unintended consequences. PURPOSE: To evaluate the quality and content of existing guidelines for acute, noncancer pain management. DATA SOURCES: The National Guideline Clearinghouse, MEDLINE via PubMed, websites of relevant specialty societies and other organizations, and selected international search engines...
April 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623415/what-have-we-learned-in-minimally-invasive-colorectal-surgery-from-nsqip-and-nis-large-databases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gabriela Batista Rodríguez, Andrea Balla, Santiago Corradetti, Carmen Martinez, Pilar Hernández, Jesús Bollo, Eduard M Targarona
BACKGROUND: "Big data" refers to large amount of dataset. Those large databases are useful in many areas, including healthcare. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) and the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) are big databases that were developed in the USA in order to record surgical outcomes. The aim of the present systematic review is to evaluate the type and clinical impact of the information retrieved through NISQP and NIS big database articles focused on laparoscopic colorectal surgery...
April 6, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622722/inpatient-quality-improvement-interventions-for-asthma-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kavita Parikh, Susan Keller, Shawn Ralston
CONTEXT: Despite the availability of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pediatric asthma, health care utilization remains high. OBJECTIVE: Systematically review the inpatient literature on asthma quality improvement (QI) and synthesize impact on subsequent health care utilization. DATA SOURCES: Medline and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (January 1, 1991-November 16, 2016) and bibliographies of retrieved articles...
April 5, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619627/new-advances-in-acute-postoperative-pain-management
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REVIEW
Sukanya Mitra, Daniel Carlyle, Gopal Kodumudi, Vijay Kodumudi, Nalini Vadivelu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Postoperative pain remains one of the most common challenges following inpatient and outpatient surgeries. With our advances in modern medicine, pain following surgical procedures still remains a challenge, though significant accomplishments have been made over the past few decades. This article highlights some of the promising new advances and approaches in postoperative pain management. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the last decade, Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways and protocols are becoming the benchmark standards for enhancing postoperative recovery...
April 4, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
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