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Dea J Kent, Jody N Scardillo, Barbara Dale, Caitlin Pike
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to examine the evidence and provide recommendations for the use of clean or sterile dressing technique with dressing application to prevent wound infection. QUESTION: In all persons with acute or chronic wounds, does the use of clean or sterile dressing technique affect incidence of wound infection? SEARCH STRATEGY: A search of the literature was performed by a trained university librarian, which resulted in 473 articles that examined any age group that dealt with application of a wound dressing using either sterile or nonsterile technique...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Zack Marshall, Fern Brunger, Vivian Welch, Shabnam Asghari, Chris Kaposy
BACKGROUND: This paper focuses on the collision of three factors: a growing emphasis on sharing research through open access publication, an increasing awareness of big data and its potential uses, and an engaged public interested in the privacy and confidentiality of their personal health information. One conceptual space where this collision is brought into sharp relief is with the open availability of patient medical photographs from peer-reviewed journal articles in the search results of online image databases such as Google Images...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Kathryn Bennett, Stephanie Duda, Melissa Brouwers, Peter Szatmari, Amanda Newton, John McLennan, Purnima Sundar, Kristin Cleverley, Alice Charach, Joanna Henderson, Darren Courtney, Maureen Rice
INTRODUCTION: The quality of clinical practice guidelines (PGs) has not been evaluated in child and youth mental health (CYMH). To address this gap, we will: (1) conduct a systematic review (SR) to answer the question 'among eligible PGs relevant to the prevention or treatment of CYMH conditions, which PGs meet criteria for minimum and high quality?'; (2) apply nominal group methods to create recommendations for how CYMH PG quality, completeness and usefulness can be strengthened. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: SR: Potentially eligible PGs will be identified in 12 databases using a reproducible search strategy developed by a research librarian...
February 6, 2018: BMJ Open
Elisabeth Coyne, Hazel Rands, Valda Frommolt, Victoria Kain, Melanie Plugge, Marion Mitchell
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to inform future educational strategies by synthesising research related to blended learning resources using simulation videos to teach clinical skills for health students. DESIGN: An integrative review methodology was used to allow for the combination of diverse research methods to better understand the research topic. This review was guided by the framework described by Whittemore and Knafl (2005), DATA SOURCES: Systematic search of the following databases was conducted in consultation with a librarian using the following databases: SCOPUS, MEDLINE, COCHRANE, PsycINFO databases...
January 31, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Laura E Walker, David M Nestler, Torrey A Laack, Casey M Clements, Patricia J Erwin, Lori Scanlan-Hanson, M Fernanda Bellolio
BACKGROUND: Clinical care review is the process of retrospectively examining potential errors or gaps in medical care, aiming for future practice improvement. The objective of our systematic review is to identify the current state of care review reported in peer-reviewed publications and to identify domains that contribute to successful systems of care review. METHODS: A librarian designed and conducted a comprehensive literature search of eight electronic databases...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Bella Y Mehta, Anne R Bass, Rie Goto, Linda A Russell, Michael L Parks, Mark P Figgie, Susan M Goodman
OBJECTIVE: Total hip replacement (THA) surgery is a successful procedure, yet blacks in the United States undergo THA less often and reflect poorer outcomes than whites. The purpose of this study is to systematically review the literature on health-related quality of life after THA, comparing blacks and whites. METHODS: A librarian-assisted search was performed in Medline through PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library on February 27, 2017. Original cohort studies examining pain, function, and satisfaction in blacks and whites 1 year after elective THA were included...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Kim Peterson, Johanna Anderson, Erin Boundy, Lauren Ferguson, Ellen McCleery, Kallie Waldrip
BACKGROUND: Continued racial/ethnic health disparities were recently described as "the most serious and shameful health care issue of our time." Although the 2014 US Affordable Care Act-mandated national insurance coverage expansion has led to significant improvements in health care coverage and access, its effects on life expectancy are not yet known. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the largest US integrated health care system, has a sustained commitment to health equity that addresses all 3 stages of health disparities research: detection, understanding determinants, and reduction or elimination...
March 2018: American Journal of Public Health
Ashleigh A Halderman, Matthew W Ryan, Christopher Clark, Raj Sindwani, Douglas D Reh, David M Poetker, Rosangela Invernizzi, Bradley F Marple
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant hereditary disorder resulting in vascular dysplasia and formation of arteriovenous malformations. Recurrent epistaxis is a hallmark of the disease. An array of medical therapies are used in this patient population, but robust evidence-based recommendations regarding the medical treatment of epistaxis are lacking. This systematic review was performed to look at the current literature and make meaningful evidence-based recommendations...
February 2, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Suchawadee Yimmee, Julie Fitzwater, Patrice A O'Donovan, Vivian Tong
BACKGROUND: Student groups compare evidence-based practice (EBP) to actual practice defined by hospital policies in their clinical rotation sites. This article describes a pilot study evaluating this clinical learning activity. METHOD: Student and faculty surveys were developed and piloted. Purposive sampling with the surveys produced qualitative data and basic statistics to evaluate the learning activity. RESULTS: This study suggests that students' satisfaction with the clinical learning activity was generally positive...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
Peter M Vila, Neel K Bhatt, Randal C Paniello
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether injection laryngoplasty within 6 months following the onset of unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP) decreases the rate of permanent thyroplasty in adults. DATA SOURCES: Search strategies created by a medical librarian were implemented in multiple online research databases. REVIEW METHODS: Inclusion and exclusion criteria were designed to capture randomized clinical trials and cohort studies examining adults with UVFP who received injection laryngoplasty early in the course of treatment, within 6 months of onset, or who were observed...
January 22, 2018: Laryngoscope
Clement L Ren, Rebecca L Morgan, Christopher Oermann, Helaine E Resnick, Cynthia Brady, Annette Campbell, Richard DeNagel, Margaret Guill, Jeffrey Hoag, Andrew Lipton, Thomas Newton, Stacy Peters, Donna Beth Willey-Courand, Edward T Naureckas
RATIONALE: Cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators are a new class of medications targeting the underlying defect in CF. Ivacaftor (IVA) and IVA combined with lumacaftor (LUM; IVA/LUM) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients with CF. However, the FDA label for these medications encompasses patient groups that were not studied as part of the drug approval process. CF clinicians, patients, and their families have recognized a need for recommendations to guide the use of these medications...
March 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Kevin Read, Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla
Background: REDCap, an electronic data capture tool, supports good research data management, but many researchers lack familiarity with the tool. While a REDCap administrator provided technical support and a clinical data management support unit provided study design support, a service gap existed. Case Presentation: Librarians with REDCap expertise sought to increase and improve usage through outreach, workshops, and consultations. In collaboration with a REDCap administrator and the director of the clinical data management support unit, the role of the library was established in providing REDCap training and consultations...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Rachel J Hinrichs
Objective: This study explored dietetic interns' perceptions and knowledge of evidence-based practice (EBP), their use and observation of EBP principles during their clinical rotations, and their intentions to use EBP in their careers. Methods: A mixed methods design combining a survey and focus group was employed. Dietetic interns (n=16) from a large Midwestern university were recruited in person and via email to participate in the survey, focus group, or both...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Lindsay Blake, Frances M Yang, Hutton Brandon, Benjamin Wilson, Renee Page
Adding patient encounters and simulation to the preclinical years of medical school is becoming increasingly popular. This article describes the creation of active learning opportunities by a clinical librarian that are aimed at training preclinical students through the use of simulated patient scenarios. Scenarios for second-year students walk them through the evidence-based resources needed in clinical years and beyond through a standardized patient encounter. Scenarios for first-year students involve role-play of cases where the patient and physician bring contrasting ideas to the outpatient interaction...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Mona Loutfy, V Logan Kennedy, Vanessa Poliquin, Frederick Dzineku, Nicola L Dean, Shari Margolese, Alison Symington, Deborah M Money, Scot Hamilton, Tracey Conway, Sarah Khan, Mark H Yudin
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Canadian HIV Pregnancy Planning Guidelines is to provide clinical information and recommendations for health care providers to assist Canadians affected by HIV with their fertility, preconception, and pregnancy planning decisions. These guidelines are evidence- and community-based and flexible and take into account diverse and intersecting local/population needs based on the social determinants of health. INTENDED OUTCOMES: EVIDENCE: Literature searches were conducted by a librarian using the Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Embase databases for published articles in English and French related to HIV and pregnancy and HIV and pregnancy planning for each section of the guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Timothy Hogan, Rachael Martinez, Charlesnika Evans, Karen Saban, Eric Proescher, Monica Steiner, Bridget Smith
BACKGROUND: The polytraumatic nature of traumatic brain injury (TBI) makes diagnosis and treatment difficult. OBJECTIVES: To (1) characterise information needs among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) polytrauma care team members engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of TBI; (2) identify sources used for TBI related information; and (3) identify barriers to accessing TBI related information. METHODS: Cross-sectional online survey of 236 VHA polytrauma care team members...
March 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Victoria M Steelman, Sena Chae, Jed Duff, Michael J Anderson, Adnan Zaidi
PURPOSE: To determine whether warming of irrigation fluids (32°C-40°C) compared with using room-temperature irrigation fluids (20°C-22°C) decreases the risk of perioperative hypothermia (<36°C) for patients undergoing shoulder, hip, or knee arthroscopy. METHODS: One reviewer, with the assistance of a medical librarian, searched the following databases: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Kanako Seto, Kunichika Matsumoto, Takefumi Kitazawa, Shigeru Fujita, Shimpei Hanaoka, Tomonori Hasegawa
OBJECTIVE: The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) is a representative, quantitative evaluation tool for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). Recently, AGREE was revised (AGREE II). The continuity of evaluation data obtained from the original version (AGREE I) has not yet been demonstrated. The present study investigated the relationship between data obtained from AGREE I and AGREE II to evaluate the continuity between the two measurement tools. RESULTS: An evaluation team consisting of three trained librarians evaluated 68 CPGs issued in 2011-2012 in Japan using AGREE I and AGREE II...
December 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Anna Falk Delgado, Alberto Falk Delgado
OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of 11 C-methionine (MET) positron emission tomography (PET) to discriminate between primary low-grade glioma (LGG) and high-grade glioma (HGG). METHODS: A systematic database search was performed by a librarian in relevant databases with the latest search on 07 November 2016. Hits were assessed for inclusion independently by two authors. Individual patient data on relative MET uptake was extracted on patients examined pre-operatively with MET PET and subsequent neuropathological diagnosis of astrocytoma or oligodendroglioma...
February 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Pablo Valderrabano, Laila Khazai, Zachary J Thompson, Susan C Sharpe, Valentina D Tarasova, Kristen J Otto, Julie E Hallanger-Johnson, J Trad Wadsworth, Bruce M Wenig, Christine H Chung, Barbara A Centeno, Bryan McIver
BACKGROUND: Indeterminate categories of thyroid cytopathology (categories B-III and B-IV of the Bethesda system) are integrated by a heterogeneous spectrum of cytological scenarios that are generally clustered for analysis and management recommendations. It has been suggested that aspirates exhibiting nuclear atypia have a higher risk of malignancy. This study aimed to assess whether cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules with nuclear atypia have a significantly higher cancer risk than those without nuclear atypia...
February 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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