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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634925/technical-efficiency-of-selected-hospitals-in-eastern-ethiopia
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Murad Ali, Megersa Debela, Tewfik Bamud
This study examines the relative technical efficiency of 12 hospitals in Eastern Ethiopia. Using six-year-round panel data for the period between 2007/08 and 2012/13, this study examines the technical efficiency, total factor productivity, and determinants of the technical inefficiency of hospitals. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) and DEA- based Malmquist productivity index used to estimate relative technical efficiency, scale efficiency, and total factor productivity index of hospitals. Tobit model used to examine the determinants of the technical inefficiency of hospitals...
December 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633739/autoimmune-progesterone-dermatitis-presenting-as-fixed-drug-eruption-a-case-report
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Raya Mokhtari, Mozhdeh Sepaskhah, Fatemeh Sari Aslani, Ladan Dastgheib
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare disorder characterized by periodic skin lesions that erupt during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Clinical manifestations of APD is caused by an unusual allergy to progesterone and has a wide range of clinical manifestations from eczema and urticaria to angioedema and erythema multiforme. A 46-year-old woman described recurrent, round erythematous plaques on the lower lip, both forearms and buttocks. These skin eruptions waxed and waned for 10 months, reoccurring 3-4 days before menstruation...
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630690/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetric-and-gynecological-surgeries-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-rural-india
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Ashish Pathak, Kalpana Mahadik, Manmat B Swami, Pulak K Roy, Megha Sharma, Vijay K Mahadik, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are one of the most common healthcare associated infections in the low-middle income countries. Data on incidence and risk factors for SSI following surgeries in general and Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in particular are scare. This study set out to identify risk factors for SSI in patients undergoing Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in an Indian rural hospital. METHODS: Patients who underwent a surgical procedure between September 2010 to February 2013 in the 60-bedded ward of Obstetric and Gynecology department were included...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627278/methotrexate-for-the-treatment-of-pediatric-alopecia-areata
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Erin T Landis, Rita O Pichardo-Geisinger
Alopecia areata is a form of nonscarring hair loss which occurs in pediatric and adult patients, with presentation varying from round or ovoid patches of alopecia to alopecia totalis or universalis. While frustrating for patients, it can also be frustrating for clinicians to treat, as there is no definitive treatment. Dermatologists are very familiar with the use of methotrexate for psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, and this medication is generally well tolerated in children. This study present a case series reviewing the efficacy of methotrexate in our pediatric patients with alopecia areata, making use of a retrospective chart review design from 2011-2016...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624298/processes-and-experiences-of-portugal-s-international-recruitment-scheme-of-colombian-physicians-did-it-work
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Erika Masanet
The Portuguese Ministry of Health performed five international recruitment rounds of Latin American physicians due to the need for physicians in certain geographic areas of the country and in some specialties, as a temporary solution to shortages. Among these recruitments is that of Colombian physicians in 2011 that was the largest of the five groups. This paper presents an evaluation of the international recruitment procedure of Colombian physicians based on the criteria of procedural outcomes and health system outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617905/incidence-of-presumed-silicone-oil-droplets-in-the-vitreous-cavity-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-injection-with-insulin-syringes
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Rahul N Khurana, Louis K Chang, Travis C Porco
Importance: Intravitreal bevacizumab is a frequently used antivascular endothelial growth factor medication in the United States, but its off-label use is associated with risks associated with the compounding preparation. Objective: To determine the incidence of presumed silicone oil droplets after intravitreal bevacizumab was prepared in insulin syringes by a compounding pharmacy. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review was conducted of 60 patients who experienced intravitreal silicone oil droplets in the eye after intravitreal bevacizumab injections from a single specialist practice from October 1, 2015, to November 30, 2016...
June 15, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617720/development-of-a-trigger-tool-to-identify-adverse-drug-events-in-elderly-patients-with-multimorbidity
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María Dolores Toscano Guzmán, Mercedes Galván Banqueri, María José Otero, Eva Rocío Alfaro Lara, Pilar Casajus Lagranja, Bernardo Santos Ramos
PURPOSE: Elderly patients with multimorbidity are especially vulnerable to adverse drug events (ADEs) and had high prevalence rates. Identifying ADEs is essential for enabling timely interventions that can mitigate the adverse events detected and for developing targeted strategies to prevent their occurrence as well as to monitor implementation. The aim of this study was to develop a set with appropriate triggers for detecting potential ADEs in elderly patients with multimorbidity. METHODS: A modified Delphi methodology was used to reach consensus...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612407/pre-registration-interprofessional-clinical-education-in-the-workplace-a-realist-review
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Fiona Kent, Jacinta Hayes, Sharon Glass, Charlotte E Rees
CONTEXT: The inclusion of interprofessional education opportunities in clinical placements for pre-registration learners has recently been proposed as a strategy to enhance graduates' skills in collaborative practice. OBJECTIVES: A realist review was undertaken to ascertain the contexts, mechanisms and outcomes of formal interprofessional clinical workplace learning. METHODS: Initial scoping was carried out, after which Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE were searched from 2005 to April 2016 to identify formal interprofessional workplace educational interventions involving pre-registration learners...
June 14, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611895/academic-primer-series-key-papers-about-teaching-with-technology
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Megan Boysen-Osborn, Robert Cooney, Michael Gottlieb, Teresa M Chan, Aaron Brown, Andrew King, Adam Tobias, Brent Thoma
INTRODUCTION: Modern learners have immediate, unlimited access to a wide variety of online resources. To appeal to this current generation of learners, educators must embrace the use of technology. However, educators must balance newer, novel technologies with traditional methods to achieve the best learning outcomes. Therefore, we aimed to review several papers useful for faculty members wishing to incorporate technology into instructional design. METHODS: We identified a broad list of papers relevant to teaching and learning with technology within the online discussions of the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611893/academic-primer-series-key-papers-about-competency-based-medical-education
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Robert Cooney, Teresa M Chan, Michael Gottlieb, Michael Abraham, Sylvia Alden, Jillian Mongelluzzo, Michael Pasirstein, Jonathan Sherbino
INTRODUCTION: Competency-based medical education (CBME) presents a paradigm shift in medical training. This outcome-based education movement has triggered substantive changes across the globe. Since this transition is only beginning, many faculty members may not have experience with CBME nor a solid foundation in the grounding literature. We identify and summarize key papers to help faculty members learn more about CBME. METHODS: Based on the online discussions of the 2016-2017 ALiEM Faculty Incubator program, a series of papers on the topic of CBME was developed...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610934/boarding-icu-patients-are-our-rounding-practices-subpar
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Andrew M Nunn, Justin S Hatchimonji, Daniel N Holena, Mark J Seamon, Brian P Smith, Lewis J Kaplan, Niels D Martin, Patrick M Reilly, C William Schwab, Jose L Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) patients "boarding" in ICUs other than the designated home unit have been shown to suffer increased rates of complications. We hypothesized that ICU rounding practices are different when SICU patients are housed in home vs. boarding ICUs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: SICU rounds were observed at an academic quaternary medical center. Individual patient rounding time and order seen on rounds along with patient data and demographics were recorded...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607686/improving-care-for-patients-with-or-at-risk-for-chronic-kidney-disease-using-electronic-medical-record-interventions-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-trial-protocol
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Danielle M Nash, Noah M Ivers, Jacqueline Young, R Liisa Jaakkimainen, Amit X Garg, Karen Tu
BACKGROUND: Many patients with or at risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the primary care setting are not receiving recommended care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether a multifaceted, low-cost intervention compared with usual care improves the care of patients with or at risk for CKD in the primary care setting. DESIGN: A pragmatic cluster-randomized trial, with an embedded qualitative process evaluation, will be conducted...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601837/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-clinical-trials-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-identification-of-a-core-outcome-set-using-a-delphi-survey
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Christopher Ma, Remo Panaccione, Richard N Fedorak, Claire E Parker, Reena Khanna, Barrett G Levesque, William J Sandborn, Brian G Feagan, Vipul Jairath
INTRODUCTION: Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), the main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are chronic, progressive and disabling disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Although data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) provide the foundation of evidence that validates medical therapy for IBD, considerable heterogeneity exists in the measured outcomes used in these studies. Furthermore, in recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in IBD treatment targets, moving from symptom-based scoring to improvement or normalisation of objective measures of inflammation such as endoscopic appearance, inflammatory biomarkers and histological and radiographic end points...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599883/uterine-sparing-laparoscopic-resection-of-accessory-cavitated-uterine-masses
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Ann Peters, Noah B Rindos, Richard S Guido, Nicole M Donnellan
To demonstrate surgical techniques utilized during uterine-sparing laparoscopic resections of accessory cavitated uterine masses (ACUM) BACKGROUND: ACUM represent a rare uterine entity observed in premenopausal women suffering from dysmenorrhea and recurrent pelvic pain. The diagnosis is made when an isolated extra-cavitated uterine mass is resected from an otherwise normal appearing uterus with unremarkable endometrial lumen and adnexal structures. Pathologic confirmation requires an accessory cavity lined with endometrial epithelium (and corresponding glands and stroma) filled with chocolate-brown fluid...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599547/audible-sonar-images-generated-with-proprioception-for-target-analysis
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Roman B Kuc
Some blind humans have demonstrated the ability to detect and classify objects with echolocation using palatal clicks. An audible-sonar robot mimics human click emissions, binaural hearing, and head movements to extract interaural time and level differences from target echoes. Targets of various complexity are examined by transverse displacements of the sonar and by target pose rotations that model movements performed by the blind. Controlled sonar movements executed by the robot provide data that model proprioception information available to blind humans for examining targets from various aspects...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598897/adverse-events-detection-through-global-trigger-tool-methodology-results-from-a-5-year-study-in-an-italian-hospital-and-opportunities-to-improve-interrater-reliability
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Alberto Mortaro, Francesca Moretti, Diana Pascu, Lorella Tessari, Stefano Tardivo, Serena Pancheri, Garon Marta, Gabriele Romano, Mariangela Mazzi, Paolo Montresor, James M Naessens
OBJECTIVE: Global Trigger Tool (GTT) has been proposed as a low-cost method to detect adverse events (AEs). The validity of the methodology has been questioned because of moderate interrater agreement. Continuous training has been suggested as a means to improve consistency over time. We present the main findings of the implementation of the Italian version of the GTT and evaluate efforts to improve the interrater reliability over time. METHODS: The Italian version of the GTT was developed and implemented at the San Bonifacio Hospital, a 270-bed secondary care acute hospital in Verona, Italy...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597467/development-of-indicators-for-evaluating-the-appropriate-use-of-triazoles-for-invasive-fungal-disease-a-delphi-panel-survey
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W H Dong, G Z Zhang, J X Li, Y Wang, T T Wang, Y L Dong
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Triazoles including fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole and posaconazole are now widely used, whereas in some countries, they are reportedly used in inappropriate way frequently; thus, it is clearly a matter of urgency to regulate the use of triazole drugs. Several studies have made good attempts to evaluate antifungal use, but they did not cover the entire medication process. This study aimed to establish indicators for the appropriate use of triazoles for invasive fungal disease, so as to produce a reference for evaluating and standardizing the rational application of triazole antifungals...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596445/development-of-a-new-care-model-for-hospitalized-children-with-medical-complexity
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Christine M White, Joanna E Thomson, Angela M Statile, Katherine A Auger, Ndidi Unaka, Matthew Carroll, Karen Tucker, Derek Fletcher, David E Hall, Jeffrey M Simmons, Patrick W Brady
Children with medical complexity are a rapidly growing inpatient population with frequent, lengthy, and costly hospitalizations. During hospitalization, these patients require care coordination among multiple subspecialties and their outpatient medical homes. At a large freestanding children's hospital, a new inpatient model of care was developed in an effort to consistently provide coordinated, family-centered, and efficient care. In addition to expanding the multidisciplinary team to include a pharmacist, dietician, and social worker, the team redesign included: (1) medication reconciliation rounds, (2) care coordination rounds, and (3) multidisciplinary weekly handoff with outpatient providers...
June 8, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595685/implementing-psychopharmacology-rounds-in-a-nursing-facility-to-improve-antipsychotic-usage
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Evan Sasson, Marian James, Berhane Wubshet, Darko Todorov, Henry Cohen
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate whether implementing of pharmacy-led psychopharmacology rounds in a nursing facility will improve the rate of antipsychotic use. DESIGN: Single-center, prospective; medication use evaluation (MUE). SETTING: Rutland Nursing Home, Brooklyn, New York. PARTICIPANTS: Nursing facility residents, excluding the pediatric unit. INTERVENTIONS: Weekly interdisciplinary psychopharmacology rounds that include: clinical pharmacists, nurse managers, medical director, social workers, and administration...
June 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594745/indications-for-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-a-consensus-statement-using-modified-delphi-methodology
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Frances C Wright, Nicole J Look Hong, May Lynn Quan, Kaitlyn Beyfuss, Sara Temple, Andrea Covelli, Nancy Baxter, Anna R Gagliardi
OBJECTIVE: To reach a consensus about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in unilateral breast cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: There has been a substantial increase in the number of North American women with unilateral breast cancer undergoing a therapeutic mastectomy and a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) either simultaneously or sequentially. The purpose of this project was to create a nationally endorsed consensus statement for CPM in women with unilateral breast cancer using modified Delphi consensus methodology...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
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