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Anita Mohandas, Chris Summa, W Bradley Worthington, Jason Lerner, Kevin T Foley, Robert J Bohinski, Gregory B Lanford, Carol Holden, Richard N W Wohns
STUDY DESIGN: Delphi Panel expert panel consensus and narrative literature review OBJECTIVE.: To obtain expert consensus on best practices for patient selection and perioperative decision making for outpatient anterior cervical surgery (anterior cervical disc fusion (ACDF) and cervical total disc replacement (CTDR)). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spine surgery in ambulatory settings is becoming a preferred option for both patients and providers. The transition from traditional inpatient environments has been enabled by innovation in anesthesia protocols and surgical technique, as well as favorable economics...
October 6, 2016: Spine
Alexander K Leung, Shawn D Whatley, Dechang Gao, Marko Duic
OBJECTIVE: To study the operational impact of process improvements on emergency department (ED) patient flow. The changes did not require any increase in resources or expenditures. METHODS: This was a 36-month pre- and post-intervention study to evaluate the effect of implementing process improvements at a community ED from January 2010 to December 2012. The intervention comprised streamlining triage by having patients accepted into internal waiting areas immediately after triage...
October 17, 2016: CJEM
Ellen Bamberger, Jacob Genizi, Nogah Kerem, Ayalla Reuven-Lalung, Niva Dolev, Isaac Srugo, Amnon Rofe
OBJECTIVE: Emotional intelligence (EI) is the individual's ability to perceive, understand and manage emotion and to understand and relate effectively to others. We examined the degree to which EI training may be associated with a change in EI among different medical personnel and patient satisfaction. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The EI of 17 physicians and 10 nurses in paediatric ward was prospectively evaluated with Bar-On's EI at baseline and after 18 months...
October 13, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Alessandra Guarini, Francesca De Marinis, Anna Kohn, Nicoletta Orzes, Renata D'Incà, Teresa Iannone, Antonella Giaquinto, Cinzia Rivara, Lorenzo Ridola, Roberto Lorenzetti, Angelo Zullo
BACKGROUND: Management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients requires a multidisciplinary approach. Among the working team, the role of IBD nurse is expected to be particularly relevant when managing patients receiving biological therapies. We performed a survey to assess the presence of IBD nurse in centers where patients were receiving biologics. METHODS: For this Italian nationwide survey a specific questionnaire was prepared. IBD nurse was defined as a nurse directly involved in all phases of biological therapy, from pre-therapy screening, administration and monitoring during therapy, to follow up performed by a dedicated helpline, completed a specific training on biological therapy therapy, and observed international guidelines...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Matthew E Gitelis, Adelaide Kaczynski, Torin Shear, Mark Deshur, Mohammad Beig, Meredith Sefa, Jonathan Silverstein, Michael Ujiki
BACKGROUND: In 2009, NorthShore University HealthSystem adapted the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) at each of its 4 hospitals. Despite evidence that SSC reduces intraoperative mistakes and increase patient safety, compliance was found to be low with the paper form. In November 2013, NorthShore integrated the SSC into the electronic health record (EHR). The aim was to increase communication between operating room (OR) personnel and to encourage best practices during the natural workflow of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses...
August 16, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Doniel Drazin, Lutfi Al-Khouja, Carlito Lagman, Beatrice Ugiliweneza, Faris Shweikeh, J Patrick Johnson, Terrence T Kim, Maxwell Boakye
The operative management of scoliosis in the elderly remains controversial. The authors of this study sought to evaluate outcomes in elderly patients with scoliosis undergoing deformity correction. Patient data was obtained from a 5% sample of the Medicare Provided Analysis and Review database (MEDPAR). Patients over 65years of age with scoliosis undergoing corrective surgery were identified between the years 2005 to 2011. A total of 453 patients were analyzed: 262 (57%) between ages 66 to 74years, and 191 (42%) over the age of 75years...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
E J Voiglio, V Dubuisson, D Massalou, Y Baudoin, J L Caillot, C Létoublon, C Arvieux
The goal of abbreviated laparotomy is to treat severely injured patients whose condition requires an immediate surgical operation but for whom a prolonged procedure would worsen physiological impairment and metabolic failure. Indeed, in severely injured patients, blood loss and tissue injuries enhance the onset of the "bloody vicious circle", triggered by the triad of acidosis-hypothermia-coagulopathy. Abbreviated laparotomy is a surgical strategy that forgoes the completeness of operation in favor of a physiological approach, the overriding preference going to rapidity and limiting the procedure to control the injuries...
August 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Jariya Lertakyamanee
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, has started to be a formal anesthesia division, divided from division of Surgery in 1965; hence our 50th year anniversary in 2015. Research is now a priority and mandatory mission, according to the vision of Mahidol University. Second mission is to teach and train, and we produce the highest number of states-of-the-art anesthesiologists and anesthetic nurses each year Curriculum and training are being continuously improved. From a small unit, now it is one of the largest departments and extends the service, our third mission, to more than only in the operating theaters...
May 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Rukshana Shroff, Rosalie B Sterenborg, Adam Kuchta, Andrew Arnold, Nicholas Thomas, Lynsey Stronach, Soundrie Padayachee, Francis Calder
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation for long-term haemodialysis in children is a niche discipline with little data for guidance. We developed a dedicated Vascular Access Clinic that is run jointly by a transplant surgeon, paediatric nephrologist, dialysis nurse and a clinical vascular scientist specialised in vascular sonography for the assessment and surveillance of AVFs. We report the experience and 2-year outcomes of this clinic. METHODS: Twelve new AVFs were formed and 11 existing AVFs were followed up for 2 years...
August 7, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Alison Hughes, Louise Condon
: Aim To explore the experiences of student and novice health visitors in implementing health visiting policy reform pre- and post-qualification. BACKGROUND: In England, public health nursing has been subject to major policy reform. The Health Visitor Implementation Plan (2011) set out a plan to recruit increasing numbers of nurses and midwives to the profession to deliver an expanded and refocussed health visiting service. Exploring this policy change from the viewpoint of those new to health visiting offers a unique perspective into how a specific policy vision is translated into nursing practice...
November 2016: Primary Health Care Research & Development
Wagner Ivan Fonseca de Oliveira, Pedro Jesus Saturno Hernández, Kelienny de Meneses Sousa, Grasiela Piuvezam, Zenewton André da Silva Gama
Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) for the elderly are an important health care alternative in the world, though Brazil does not yet have a valid instrument to monitor the quality of these institutions. This study sought to describe the initial stages of the cross-cultural adaptation of the Observable Indicators of Nursing Home Care Quality (OIQ) instrument used to assess the quality of care in LTCFs. Conceptual equivalence was conducted to assess the relevance and feasibility of the OIQ within the Brazilian context, using the Content Validity Index (CVI)...
June 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Flávio César Bezerra da Silva, Rosineide Santana de Brito, Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho, Thaís Rosental Gabriel Lopes
OBJECTIVE: To describe responses issued by pregnant women, and the improvement of the gravidic discomforts after the use of the acupressure technique. METHOD: Qualitative and descriptive study conducted with 15 pregnant women between November 2013 and February 2014 in a Basic Health Unit in Natal, RN, Brazil. The data were collected through unstructured interviews and depositions that were then transcribed and treated according to Minayo's operative proposal, carefully read, compared and organized into two groups...
June 2016: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Margaret Hansen
Medical surgical nurses may not have the time or resources to provide effective pre- and post-operative instructions for patients in today's healthcare system. And, making timely physical assessments following discharge from the hospital is not always straightforward. Therefore, the risk for readmission associated with post-surgical complications is a concern. At present, mobile healthcare technologies and patient care are precipitously evolving and may serve as a resource to enhance communication between the healthcare provider and patient...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
K Umgelter, J Landscheidt, K Jäger, M Blobner, E Kochs
BACKGROUND: Perioperative care demands consideration of individual treatment goals. We evaluated the attitudes of medical staff towards a short standardized advance directive (SSAD) as a means of improving patient-orientated care at the transition from operating theater to general or intensive care wards. METHOD: Multicenter anonymized standardized multiple-choice questionnaire among physicians and nurses from various operative and anesthesiology departments. Questions addressing demographic parameters and attitudes towards advance directives in acute care settings (eleven 4‑stepped Likert items)...
July 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Kohyar Partovi-Deilami, Jesper K Nielsen, Ann M Moller, Sara-Sophie S Nesheim, Vibeke L Jorgensen
Patients with difficult intravenous access (DIVA) often experience discomfort because of failed attempts to place peripheral venous catheters (PVCs); however, ultrasound guidance may improve this problem with catheter placement. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of ultrasound when operated by nurse anesthetists for these patients. This prospective observational study with a pre/post design focused on inpatients with DIVA referred for PVC placement, a service provided by nurse anesthetists in most Scandinavian hospitals...
April 2016: AANA Journal
Erika Navarrete, Juan Roberto Ortega-Bernal, Lucero Trejo-Muñoz, Georgina Díaz, Rodrigo Montúfar-Chaveznava, Ivette Caldelas
Experimental evidence indicates that during pre-visual stages of development in mammals, circadian regulation is still not under the control of the light-entrainable hypothalamic pacemaker, raising the possibility that the circadian rhythmicity that occurs during postnatal development is under the control of peripheral oscillators, such as the main olfactory bulb (MOB). We evaluated the outcome of olfactory bulbectomy on the temporal pattern of core body temperature and gross locomotor activity in newborn rabbits...
2016: PloS One
Prudence J McRae, Philip J Walker, Nancye M Peel, Denise Hobson, Fiona Parsonson, Peter Donovan, Michael C Reade, Louise Marquart, Alison M Mudge
BACKGROUND: Preoperative frailty is an important predictor of poor outcomes but the relationship between frailty and geriatric syndromes is less clear. The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence of frailty and incidence of geriatric syndromes in a cohort of older vascular surgical ward patients, and investigate the association of frailty and other key risk factors with the occurrence of one or more geriatric syndromes (delirium, functional decline, falls, and/or pressure ulcers) and two hospital outcomes (acute length of stay and discharge destination)...
August 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Laurel W Rice, Uppal Shitanshu, Bonnie Garvens, Megan Fitzgerald, Sara Zerbel, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: The use of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) as an intraoperative vaginal preparation has been shown to be more effective than vaginal povidone-iodine (PI) in decreasing vaginal bacterial colony counts. However, PI remains the standard vaginal preparation because of concerns of CHG's potential for vaginal irritation. The primary outcome of this study is a comparison of the rate of patient-reported vaginal irritation between 2% CHG and PI. METHODS: Consecutive patients were enrolled in a pre-post study...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
Heiko Thereza Santana, Maria Cristina Soares Rodrigues, Maria do Socorro Nantua Evangelista
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization, the WHO surgical safety checklist can prevent complications, improve communication and contribute to postsurgical safety culture; hence, there is a need to investigate the attitudes and opinions of surgical teams regarding safety utilizing the WHO instrument. The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes and opinions towards surgical safety among operating room professionals in three public hospitals in the Brazilian Federal District...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Amanda C Faircloth, Arkadiy Dubovoy, Chuck Biddle, Diane Dodd-McCue, John F Butterworth
Background: Randomized controlled trials show that acupuncture and acupressure support anesthesia management by decreasing anxiety, opioid requirements, and treating post-operative nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture and acupressure have demonstrated clinical usefulness but have not yet diffused into mainstream anesthesia practice. To determine why, this study assessed U.S. anesthesia provider's perceptions of acupuncture and acupressure. Methods: After institutional review board approval, 96 anesthesiology departments stratified by geographic region (Northeast, South, West, and Midwest) and institution type (university medical centers, community hospitals, children's hospitals, and veterans affairs hospitals) were selected for participation in an anonymous, pretested, online survey...
April 1, 2016: Medical Acupuncture
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