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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904260/sonographic-identification-of-peripheral-nerves-in-the-forearm
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Saundra A Jackson, Charlotte Derr, Anthony De Lucia, Marvin Harris, Zuheily Closser, Branko Miladinovic, Rahul Mhaskar, Theresa Jorgensen, Lori Green
BACKGROUND: With the growing utilization of ultrasonography in emergency medicine combined with the concern over adequate pain management in the emergency department (ED), ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade in ED is an area of increasing interest. The medical literature has multiple reports supporting the use of ultrasound guidance in peripheral nerve blocks. However, to perform a peripheral nerve block, one must first be able to reliably identify the specific nerve before the procedure...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903209/incidence-and-cost-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-after-discharge-from-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-study
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Benedict Tan, Richard Norman, Ed Litton, Chloe Heath, David J Hawkins, Ravi Krishnamurthy, Ravikiran Sonawane, Matthew H Anstey
OBJECTIVE: To describe current patterns in initiation and cessation of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in intensive care units, and to assess the costs associated with inappropriate (non-evidence-based) SUP. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective observational study in five ICUs in Western Australia. We assessed the medical records of consecutive patients admitted to the ICUs between September 2013 and January 2015. Patients aged < 18 years were excluded...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899166/pain-management-of-acute-appendicitis-in-canadian-pediatric-emergency-departments
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Andrea L Robb, Samina Ali, Naveen Poonai, Graham C Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Children with suspected appendicitis are at risk for suboptimal pain management. We sought to describe pain management patterns for suspected appendicitis across Canadian pediatric emergency departments (PEDs). METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was undertaken at 12 Canadian PEDs. Children ages 3 to 17 years who were admitted to the hospital in February or October 2010 with suspected appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if partially assessed or treated at another hospital...
November 30, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898635/mobile-health-technology-to-communicate-discharge-and-follow-up-information-to-adolescents-from-the-emergency-department
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Margaret Ray, Peter S Dayan, Vartan Pahalyants, Lauren S Chernick
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents are the largest users of mobile technology; yet, there are little data regarding their receptivity to the use of mobile health technology (mHealth) from the emergency department (ED). The objective of this study was to determine adolescents' preferences for receiving ED discharge and follow-up information via mHealth and factors associated with those preferences. METHODS: We administered an anonymous self-reporting survey to patients aged 14 to 19 years discharged from an urban pediatric ED...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895254/can-eosinophil-count-platelet-count-and-mean-platelet-volume-be-a-positive-predictive-factor-in-penile-arteriogenic-erectile-dysfunction-etiopathogenesis
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Mehmet Giray Sönmez, Yunus Emre Göğer, Leyla Öztürk Sönmez, Arif Aydın, Mehmet Balasar, Cengiz Kara
Blood count parameters of patients referring with erectile dysfunction (ED) were examined in this study and it was investigated whether eosinophil count (EC), platelet count (PC), and mean platelet volume values among the suspected predictive parameters which may play a role in especially penile arteriogenic ED etiopathogenesis had a contribution on pathogenesis. Patients referring with ED complaint were evaluated. Depending on the medical story, ED degree was determined by measuring International Index of Erectile Function...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894784/hospital-admission-in-older-persons-presenting-with-dizziness-in-the-emergency-department
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Anna Ekwall, Johanna Schrab, Karolina Runesson, Måns Magnussons
One of the most frequent chief complaints among older persons presenting in the emergency department (ED) is dizziness. Nurses in the ambulance and in the ED play an important role in managing these patients. The challenge in the ED or ambulance is to, with limited diagnostic equipment; decide the correct level of care. The aim of this study was to identify factors that differed between those who were admitted to hospital and those who were not among older persons (65+) presenting in the ED with dizziness. The method was a retrospective journal audit...
November 25, 2016: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893129/us-emergency-department-visits-for-outpatient-adverse-drug-events-2013-2014
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Nadine Shehab, Maribeth C Lovegrove, Andrew I Geller, Kathleen O Rose, Nina J Weidle, Daniel S Budnitz
Importance: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought attention to adverse drug events in national patient safety efforts. Updated, detailed, nationally representative data describing adverse drug events can help focus these efforts. Objective: To describe the characteristics of emergency department (ED) visits for adverse drug events in the United States in 2013-2014 and describe changes in ED visits for adverse drug events since 2005-2006...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893070/contingent-valuation-analysis-of-an-otolaryngology-and-ophthalmology-emergency-department-the-value-of-acute-specialty-care
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Matthew R Naunheim, Elliot D Kozin, Rosh K Sethi, H G Ota, Stacey T Gray, Mark G Shrime
Importance: Specialty emergency departments (EDs) provide a unique mechanism of health care delivery, but the value that they add to the medical system is not known. Evaluation of patient preferences to determine value can have a direct impact on resource allocation and direct-to-specialist care. Objective: To assess the feasibility of contingent valuation (CV) methodology using a willingness-to-pay (WTP) survey to evaluate specialty emergency services, in the context of an ophthalmology- and otolaryngology-specific ED...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884854/cross-sectional-assessment-of-patient-attitudes-towards-participation-in-clinical-trials-does-making-results-publicly-available-matter
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Christopher W Jones, Valerie A Braz, Stephen M McBride, Brian W Roberts, Timothy F Platts-Mills
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have shown that a majority of patients cite altruistic motives, such as contributing to generalisable medical knowledge, as factors motivating clinical trial participation. We sought to examine the impact of making trial results publicly available on patients' willingness to participate in clinical research. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis using a questionnaire developed by a panel with expertise in publication bias, informed consent and survey design...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884844/medication-reconciliation-as-a-medication-safety-initiative-in-ethiopia-a-study-protocol
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Alemayehu B Mekonnen, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne E Brien, Desalew Mekonnen, Zenahebezu Abay
INTRODUCTION: Medication related adverse events are common, particularly during transitions of care, and have a significant impact on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. Medication reconciliation (MedRec) is an important initiative to achieve the Quality Use of Medicines, and has been adopted as a standard practice in many developed countries. However, the impact of this strategy is rarely described in Ethiopia. The aims of this study are to explore patient safety culture, and to develop, implement and evaluate a theory informed MedRec intervention, with the aim of minimising the incidence of medication errors during hospital admission...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884056/community-assets-and-capabilities-to-recruit-and-retain-gps-the-community-apgar-questionnaire-in-rural-victoria
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Daniel R Terry, Ed Baker, David F Schmitz
INTRODUCTION: Rural communities continue to experience significant challenges recruiting and retaining physicians. The Community Apgar Questionnaire (CAQ) was developed in Idaho in the USA to comprehensively assess the characteristics associated with successful recruitment and retention of rural physicians. The CAQ has been utilised and validated across the USA; however, its value in rural Australia has not been examined. The objective of this study was to use the CAQ in rural Australia to examine its utility and develop a greater understanding of the community factors that impact general practitioner (GP) recruitment and retention...
October 2016: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881092/the-relationship-between-in-hospital-location-and-outcomes-of-care-in-patients-diagnosed-with-dementia-and-or-delirium-diagnoses-analysis-of-patient-journey
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Lua Perimal-Lewis, Clare Bradley, Paul H Hakendorf, Craig Whitehead, Louise Heuzenroeder, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: The discrepancy between the number of admissions and the allocation of hospital beds means that many patients admitted to hospital can be placed in units or wards other than that which specialise in the patient's primary health issue (home-ward). These patients are called 'outlier' patients. Risk factors and health system outcomes of hospital care for 'outlier' patients diagnosed with dementia and/or delirium are unknown. Therefore, the aim of this research was to examine patient journeys of people with dementia and/or delirium diagnoses, to identify risk factors for 'inlier' or 'outlier' status and patient or health system outcomes (consequences) of this status...
November 24, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880003/association-of-multimorbidity-with-mortality-and-healthcare-utilization-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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C Barrett Bowling, Laura Plantinga, Lawrence S Phillips, William McClellan, Katharina Echt, Neale Chumbler, Gerald McGwin, Ann Vandenberg, Richard M Allman, Theodore M Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) almost universally occurs in individuals with other medical problems. However, few studies have described CKD-related multimorbidity using a framework that identifies chronic conditions as concordant (having overlap in treatment goals) versus discordant (having opposing treatment recommendations) and unrelated (having no overlap, but contributing to complexity via different resource requirements). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878444/is-a-mobile-emergency-severity-index-esi-triage-better-than-the-paper-esi
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Sorravit Savatmongkorngul, Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Chanakarn Suwattanasilp, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha
This study aims to evaluate the mobile emergency severity index (ESI) tool in terms of validity compared with the original ESI triage. The original ESI and mobile ESI were used with patients at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand. Eligible patients were evaluated by sixth-year medical students/emergency physicians using either the original or mobile ESI. The ESI results for each patient were compared with the standard ESI. Concordance and kappa statistics were calculated for pairs of the evaluators...
November 22, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873299/using-the-manchester-triage-system-for-refusing-nonurgent-patients-in-the-emergency-department-a-30-day-outcome-study
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Roger Daglius Dias, Izabel Cristina Rios, Carlos Luis Benites Canhada, Maria Dolores Galinanes Otero Fernandes, Leila Suemi Harima Letaif, Eloisa Bonfá, Maria Beatriz Moliterno Perondi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes and satisfaction of nonurgent patients who seek care in the emergency department (ED) and are diverted to primary health services (PHS). METHODS: Data were collected from 264 nonurgent patients diverted from the ED of a tertiary public university hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. The nonurgent patient definition was performed by Manchester triage system version II (MTS-II) associated to medical interview in the triage service...
September 2016: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872006/aging-and-erectile-dysfunction
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Laura C Echeverri Tirado, Julio E Ferrer, Ana M Herrera
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been identified as the most common sexual problem that affects mainly men older than 40 years. According to this, there is a strong evidence linking ED with a number of medical conditions and related risk factors that had been described in the literature, yet there is limited information about the specific mechanism involved in the establishment of ED among healthy older men. AIM: The purpose of this study is to review the literature and mainly focus on the basic physiologic and vascular alterations and morphologic changes related to aging and its related risk factors, summarizing the main and the latest findings in basic research of tissue remodeling process involved in ED pathophysiology...
January 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871960/useful-implications-of-low-dose-long-term-use-of-pde-5-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Taymour Mostafa
INTRODUCTION: Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) hydrolyzes cyclic guanylate monophosphate (cGMP) specifically to 5' GMP, promoting successful corporeal vascular relaxation and penile erection during sexual stimulation. Oral PDE-5 inhibitors such as sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil, and avanafil have provided noninvasive, effective, well-tolerated treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) patients and, at the same time, stimulated both academic and clinical interests. Lately, some oral PDE-5 inhibitors were released as low-dose preparations with the concept of potential daily administration and long-term use...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871958/current-perspectives-on-stem-cell-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Taylor C Peak, James Anaissie, Wayne J G Hellstrom
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual disorder that affects the lives of millions of male patients and their partners. Various medical and surgical therapies exist, with the most common being oral intake of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors. One therapeutic strategy in preclinical development to treat ED is stem cell transplantation. AIM: To examine the studies that have investigated stem cells for the treatment of ED. METHODS: A literature review was performed through PubMed focusing on stem cells and ED...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870667/the-role-of-dedicated-musculoskeletal-urgent-care-centers-in-reducing-cost-and-improving-access-to-orthopaedic-care
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Travis J Anderson, Peter L Althausen
OBJECTIVES: Over the past few years, the United States has seen the rapid growth of dedicated musculoskeletal urgent care centers owned and operated by individual orthopaedic practices. In June of 2014, our practice opened the first dedicated orthopaedic urgent care in the region staffed by physician assistants and supervised by orthopaedic surgeons. Our hypothesis is that such centers can safely improve orthopaedic care for ambulatory orthopaedic injuries, decrease volume for overburdened emergency departments (EDs), reduce wait times and significantly decrease the cost of care while improving access to orthopaedic specialists...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864394/bet-2-low-dose-ketamine-for-acute-pain-in-the-ed
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Colby Duncan, Brad Riley
A short cut review was carried out to establish whether low-dose ketamine is better than morphine at safely and effectively reducing pain scores in ED patients with acute pain who do not respond to conventional therapies. One hundred and thirty-two papers were found using the reported searches, of these three presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated...
December 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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