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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106832/plaimos-a-remote-mobile-healthcare-platform-to-monitor-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-variables
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Ramses Miramontes, Raúl Aquino, Arturo Flores, Guillermo Rodríguez, Rafael Anguiano, Arturo Ríos, Arthur Edwards
The number of elderly and chronically ill patients has grown significantly over the past few decades as life expectancy has increased worldwide, leading to increased demands on the health care system and significantly taxing traditional health care practices. Consequently, there is an urgent need to use technology to innovate and more constantly and intensely monitor, report and analyze critical patient physiological parameters beyond conventional clinical settings in a more efficient and cost effective manner...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102908/addressing-critical-gaps-in-the-treatment-of-eating-disorders
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REVIEW
Alan E Kazdin, Ellen E Fitzsimmons-Craft, Denise E Wilfley
Remarkable progress has been made in developing psychosocial interventions for eating disorders and other mental disorders. Two priorities in providing treatment consist of addressing the research-practice gap and the treatment gap. The research-practice gap pertains to the dissemination of evidence-based treatments from controlled settings to routine clinical care. Closing the gap between what is known about effective treatment and what is actually provided to patients who receive care is crucial in improving mental health care, particularly for conditions such as eating disorders...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098631/after-the-fall-the-tapestry-of-disturbance-and-recovery
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Nalini M Nadkarni
On July 3, 2015, Nalini Nadkarni, a world-renowned ecologist who had been studying the biologic processes of ecosystem disturbance and recovery, sustained a catastrophic 50-foot free-fall from the top of the rainforest canopy to the forest floor at her remote field research site. She lost consciousness in shock and sustained life-threatening injuries. Her accompanying students hiked out, radio-called 911, and the Harborview Medical Center (Seattle) Medivac team arrived 4 hours later to rescue her. Her prognosis was extremely grim; her family gathered in anticipation of her death as she underwent four operations during her 10 days in the ICU...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098628/the-abcdef-bundle-science-and-philosophy-of-how-icu-liberation-serves-patients-and-families
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E Wesley Ely
Over the past 20 years, critical care has matured in a myriad of ways resulting in dramatically higher survival rates for our sickest patients. For millions of new survivors comes de novo suffering and disability called "the postintensive care syndrome." Patients with postintensive care syndrome are robbed of their normal cognitive, emotional, and physical capacity and cannot resume their previous life. The ICU Liberation Collaborative is a real-world quality improvement initiative being implemented across 76 ICUs designed to engage strategically the ABCDEF bundle through team- and evidence-based care...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079584/the-development-and-implementation-of-cognitive-aids-for-critical-events-in-pediatric-anesthesia-the-society-for-pediatric-anesthesia-critical-events-checklists
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Anna Clebone, Barbara K Burian, Scott C Watkins, Jorge A Gálvez, Justin L Lockman, Eugenie S Heitmiller
Cognitive aids such as checklists are commonly used in modern operating rooms for routine processes, and the use of such aids may be even more important during critical events. The Quality and Safety Committee of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) has developed a set of critical-event checklists and cognitive aids designed for 3 purposes: (1) as a repository of the latest evidence-based and expert opinion-based information to guide response and management of critical events, (2) as a source of just-in-time information during critical events, and (3) as a method to facilitate a shared understanding of required actions among team members during a critical event...
January 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069561/cancer-survivors-experience-with-telehealth-a-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis
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REVIEW
Anna Cox, Grace Lucas, Afrodita Marcu, Marianne Piano, Wendy Grosvenor, Freda Mold, Roma Maguire, Emma Ream
BACKGROUND: Net survival rates of cancer are increasing worldwide, placing a strain on health service provision. There is a drive to transfer the care of cancer survivors-individuals living with and beyond cancer-to the community and encourage them to play an active role in their own care. Telehealth, the use of technology in remote exchange of data and communication between patients and health care professionals (HCPs), is an important contributor to this evolving model of care. Telehealth interventions are "complex," and understanding patient experiences of them is important in evaluating their impact...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063847/mind-the-gap-assessing-the-disconnect-between-postpartum-health-information-desired-and-health-information-received
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Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Vanessa M Christie, Annu Prabhakar, Katie A Siek
INTRODUCTION: Seeking and receiving health information are critical aspects of prenatal and postpartum care; however, many informational sources lack postpartum content. This study explores the gaps between information desired and information received postpartum and identifies the sources women use for health information seeking, with an emphasis on emergent online and mobile phone-based resources. METHODS: Participants were recruited from our community partners' client base for a cross-sectional study...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060003/clinical-characteristics-of-mixed-arteriovenous-leg-ulcers-a-descriptive-study
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Joseph A Marin, Kevin Y Woo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics of mixed arteriovenous leg ulcers (MLU) that differentiated them from venous leg ulcers (VLU). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from larger electronic database. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 1007 persons with lower extremity ulcers. Two hundred sixty three individuals with MLU were compared to 744 individuals with VLU; their ankle brachial indices were 0...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060001/incidence-of-skin-tears-and-risk-factors-a-systematic-literature-review
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Kelly Cristina Strazzieri-Pulido, Giovana Ribau Picolo Peres, Ticiane Carolina Gonçalves Faustino Campanili, Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos
Skin tears are traumatic wounds resulting from friction and shearing forces. Clinical practice strongly indicates that skin tears are a prevalent problem but their incidence is not well established in the literature. This systematic literature review identified and evaluated the available literature on the incidence and risk factors for skin tears in adults and the elderly. Inclusion criteria were epidemiological studies published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese languages from January 1990 through June 2014 and available in full text...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042074/a-communications-bundle-to-improve-satisfaction-for-critically-ill-patients-and-their-families-a-prospective-cohort-pilot-study
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Rana L Awdish, Dana Buick, Maria Kokas, Hanan Berlin, Catherine Jackman, Cari Williamson, Michael P Mendez, Kristen Chasteen
CONTEXT: Communication skills training with simulated patients is used by many academic centers, but how to translate skills learned in simulated settings to improve communication in real encounters has not been described. OBJECTIVE: We developed a communications bundle to facilitate skill transfer from simulation to real encounters and improve patient and/or family satisfaction with physician communication. We tested the feasibility of its use in our hospital's medical intensive care unit (MICU)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000130/early-mobilization-in-the-neuro-icu-how-far-can-we-go
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Brian F Olkowski, Syed Omar Shah
Immobility that is frequently encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU) can lead to patient complications. Early mobilization of patients in the ICU has been shown to reduce the complications associated with critical illness; however, early mobilization in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU) presents a unique challenge for the multidisciplinary team. The early mobilization of patients with acute neurologic injuries such as acute ischemic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and neurotrauma varies because of differing disease processes and management...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995452/an-optimal-approach-for-laparoscopic-d3-lymphadenectomy-plus-complete-mesocolic-excision-d3-cme-for-right-sided-colon-cancer
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Daxing Xie, Chaoran Yu, Chun Gao, Hasan Osaiweran, Junbo Hu, Jianping Gong
BACKGROUND: It is common knowledge that high ligation of blood vessels at the D3 level and complete mesocolic excision (CME) are two critical points of right hemicolectomy for right colon cancer (RCC). (1-5) To date, a safe strategy for completing these two procedures under laparoscopic surgery has not been extensively described. The authors provide a video to demonstrate laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (D3 + CME) with an optimal mesentery-defined approach. By identifying three "tri-junctions," this approach facilitates dissection of the entire mesocolon along the embryologic planes as far centrally as possible and enables the high tie of feeding vessels at bifurcation...
December 19, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979608/early-mobilization-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-intensive-care-unit-stay-in-patients-in-acute-respiratory-failure
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Willy Chou, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Kuo-Shu Yuan, Chien-Ming Chao, Chin-Ming Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a quality improvement program to introduce early mobilization on the outcome of mechanical ventilation (MV) patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). DESIGN: A retrospective observational study SETTING: 19-beds ICU at a medical center PARTICIPANTS: All adults MV patients admitted a medical ICU INTERVENTION: A multidisciplinary team (critical care nurse, nursing assistant, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, and patients' family) initiated the protocol within 72 hours of MV, when patients become hemodynamically stable...
December 12, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976658/computer-tablet-based-health-technology-for-strengthening-maternal-and-child-tracking-in-bihar
#14
Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Ankan Mukherjee Das, Jyoti Sharma, Sutapa Neogi, Ghanashyam Sethy
BACKGROUND: UNICEF along with the State Government of Bihar launched a computer tablet-based Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) in 2014, to capture real-time data online and to minimize the challenges faced with the conventional MCTS. OBJECTIVE: The article reports the process of implementation of tablet-based MCTS in Bihar. METHODS: In-depth interviews with medical officers, program managers, data managers, auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs), and a monitoring and evaluation specialist were conducted in October 2015 to understand the process of implementation, challenges and possibility for sustainability, and scale-up of the innovation...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976489/improving-the-quality-of-nurse-influenced-patient-care-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#15
Lynsey J Sutton, Rebecca J Jarden
BACKGROUND: Quality of care is a major focus in the intensive care unit (ICU). AIM: To describe a nurse-initiated quality improvement (QI) project that improved the care of critically ill patients in a New Zealand tertiary ICU. DESIGN: A framework for QI was developed and implemented as part of a practice change initiative. METHODS: Audit data were collected, analysed and reported across seven nurse-influenced patient care standards...
December 14, 2016: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965873/using-mobile-health-technology-to-improve-behavioral-skill-implementation-through-homework-in-evidence-based-parenting-intervention-for-disruptive-behavior-disorders-in-youth-study-protocol-for-intervention-development-and-evaluation
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Anil Chacko, Andrew Isham, Andrew F Cleek, Mary M McKay
BACKGROUND: Disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) (oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD)) are prevalent, costly, and oftentimes chronic psychiatric disorders of childhood. Evidence-based interventions that focus on assisting parents to utilize effective skills to modify children's problematic behaviors are first-line interventions for the treatment of DBDs. Although efficacious, the effects of these interventions are often attenuated by poor implementation of the skills learned during treatment by parents, often referred to as between-session homework...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965224/feasibility-and-effectiveness-of-a-delirium-prevention-bundle-in-critically-ill-patients
#17
Claudia DiSabatino Smith, Petra Grami
BACKGROUND: Strategies for preventing delirium include early identification and avoiding or modifying patient, environmental, and iatrogenic factors. Minimal research exists on a prescriptive delirium prevention bundle that details elements or strategies for each bundle component. Even less research has been focused on nurse-driven interventions or components. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a delirium prevention bundle in decreasing delirium incidence in 2 medical-surgical intensive care units in a large Texas medical center...
December 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933637/association-of-temporal-variations-in-staffing-with-hospital-acquired-pressure-injury-in-military-hospitals
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Patricia A Patrician, Mary S McCarthy, Pauline Swiger, Dheeraj Raju, Sara Breckenridge-Sproat, Xiaogang Su, Kelly H Randall, Lori A Loan
To more precisely evaluate the effects of nurse staffing on hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) development, data on nursing care hours per patient day (NCHPPD), nursing skill mix, patient turnover (i.e., admissions, transfers, and discharges), and patient acuity were merged with patient information from pressure injury prevalence surveys that were collected annually for the Military Nursing Outcomes Database (MilNOD) project. The MilNOD included staffing and adverse events from 56 medical-surgical, stepdown, and critical care units in 13 military hospitals over a 4-year-period...
December 9, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931868/a-critical-review-of-the-potential-impacts-of-marine-seismic-surveys-on-fish-invertebrates
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REVIEW
A G Carroll, R Przeslawski, A Duncan, M Gunning, B Bruce
Marine seismic surveys produce high intensity, low-frequency impulsive sounds at regular intervals, with most sound produced between 10 and 300Hz. Offshore seismic surveys have long been considered to be disruptive to fisheries, but there are few ecological studies that target commercially important species, particularly invertebrates. This review aims to summarise scientific studies investigating the impacts of low-frequency sound on marine fish and invertebrates, as well as to critically evaluate how such studies may apply to field populations exposed to seismic operations...
January 15, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931234/patterns-and-determinants-of-malaria-risk-in-urban-and-peri-urban-areas-of-blantyre-malawi
#20
Don P Mathanga, Atupele Kapito Tembo, Themba Mzilahowa, Andy Bauleni, Kondwani Mtimaukenena, Terrie E Taylor, Clarissa Valim, Edward D Walker, Mark L Wilson
BACKGROUND: Although malaria disease in urban and peri-urban areas of sub-Saharan Africa is a growing concern, the epidemiologic patterns and drivers of transmission in these settings remain poorly understood. Factors associated with variation in malaria risk in urban and peri-urban areas were evaluated in this study. METHODS: A health facility-based, age and location-matched, case-control study of children 6-59 months of age was conducted in four urban and two peri-urban health facilities (HF) of Blantyre city, Malawi...
December 8, 2016: Malaria Journal
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