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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332175/breast-cancer-survivor-s-perspectives-on-the-role-different-providers-play-in-follow-up-care
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J L Tucholka, N Jacobson, N M Steffens, J R Schumacher, A J Tevaarwerk, B Anderson, L G Wilke, C C Greenberg, Heather B Neuman
IMPORTANCE: Significant variation in the number and types of oncologists that provide breast cancer follow-up exists. However, there is limited understanding regarding breast cancer survivors' preferences for who provides their follow-up. Our objective was to explore breast cancer survivors' perspectives on the goals of breast cancer follow-up, the preferred role for primary care providers, and the perceived roles of different types of oncologists during follow-up. METHODS: A convenience sample of stage 0-III breast cancer survivors was identified and in-depth one-on-one interviews conducted...
January 13, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331668/earlier-and-enhanced-rehabilitation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-critical-care-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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David McWilliams, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, Emma Reeves, Lauren Cooper, Catherine Snelson
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of early rehabilitation within intensive care units have highlighted the need for robust multi-centre randomised controlled trials with longer term follow up. This trial aims to explore the feasibility of earlier and enhanced rehabilitation for patients mechanically ventilated for ≥5days and to assess the impact on possible long term outcome measures for use in a definitive trial. METHODS: Patients admitted to a large UK based intensive care unit and invasively ventilated for ≥5days were randomised to the rehabilitation intervention or standard care on a 1:1 basis, stratified by age and SOFA score...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328014/-innovation-in-transport-of-critical-care-patients
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Q Muijrers, O Thomas
The differentiation of specialist care means that not every hospital can meet specific care requirements. Because of this, frequent transport of critical care patients is necessary. In most circumstances, regular ambulance transport is used, either with or without an accompanying physician. In some cases, a mobile intensive care unit (MICU) can be deployed. However, the MICU is not 24/7 operational in our area and significant waiting times can occur. Additionally, space and resources in a regular ambulance are limited...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324608/quality-assurance-practices-in-obstetric-care-a-survey-of-hospitals-in-california
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Lisbet S Lundsberg, Henry C Lee, Grace Villarin Dueñas, Kimberly D Gregory, Holly K Grossetta Nardini, Christian M Pettker, Jessica L Illuzzi, Xiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To assess hospital practices in obstetric quality management activities and identify institutional characteristics associated with utilization of evidence-supported practices. METHODS: Data for this study came from a statewide survey of obstetric hospitals in California regarding their organization and delivery of perinatal care. We analyzed responses from 185 hospitals that completed quality assurance sections of the survey to assess their practices in a broad spectrum of quality enhancement activities...
January 9, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324209/using-process-improvement-tools-to-improve-the-care-of-patients-with-neutropenic-fever-in-the-emergency-room
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Avantika Dang, Lauren N Gjolaj, Myka Whitman, Gustavo Fernandez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to improve the care of patients with neutropenic fever in an academic acute care hospital's emergency room (ER). METHODS: Using the define, measure, analyze, improve, control method, a two-phase project with three critical to quality metrics (reduction in time to antibiotic administration, increase in percentage of patients with neutropenic fever identified as an oncology emergency, and increase in patients cohorted on oncology units) was completed...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323759/barriers-and-solutions-to-delivery-of-intensive-care-unit-nutrition-therapy
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REVIEW
Michelle Kozeniecki, Heather Pitts, Jayshil J Patel
Despite recommendations for early enteral nutrition (EN) in critically ill patients, numerous factors contribute to incomplete delivery of EN, including insufficient nutrition risk screening in critically ill patients, underutilization of enteral feeding protocols, fixed rate-based enteral infusion targets with frequent EN interruption, and suboptimal provider practices regarding nutrition support therapy. The purpose of this narrative review is to identify common barriers to optimizing and delivering nutrition in critically ill patients, and suggest strategies and solutions to overcome barriers...
January 11, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321041/effects-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-adult-icu-patients-receiving-renal-replacement-therapy-sup-icu-renal-siren-study-protocol-for-a-pre-planned-observational-study
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Joerg C Schefold, Anders Perner, Theis Lange, Jørn Wetterslev, Matt P Wise, Mark Borthwick, Stepani Bendel, Frederik Keus, Anne Berit Guttormsen, Søren Marker, Mette Krag, Morten Hylander Møller
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are often used in critically ill patients to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding despite limited evidence for benefit. Patients with acute kidney injury requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) are at high risk of gastrointestinal bleeding as (pre-)uremia induces coagulopathy through effects on platelets and coagulation cascades. No high-quality randomized clinical trials have previously assessed the benefits and harms of prophylactic proton pump inhibitor use in this high-risk population of adult critically ill patients...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317368/interdisciplinary-care-model-independently-decreases-use-of-critical-care-services-after-corrective-surgery-for-adult-degenerative-scoliosis
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Owoicho Adogwa, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Amanda R Sergesketter, Michael Ongele, Victoria Vuong, Syed Khalid, Jessica Moreno, Joseph Cheng, Isaac O Karikari, Carlos A Bagley
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary management of elderly patients requiring spine surgery has been shown to improve short and long-term outcomes. The aim of this study is to determine whether an interdisciplinary team approach mitigates use of intensive care unit (ICU) resources. METHODS: A unique co-management model for elderly patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery was implemented at a major academic medical center. The Peri-operative Optimization of Senior Health Program(POSH) was launched with the aim of improving outcomes in elderly patients(>65-years-old) undergoing complex lumbar spine surgery...
January 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313312/influence-of-single-dose-antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-early-onset-pneumonia-in-high-risk-intubated-patients
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Timothy D Lewis, Kelly A Dehne, Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise H Rhoney, Casey Olm-Shipman, J Dedrick Jordan
BACKGROUND: Early-onset pneumonia (EOP) after endotracheal intubation is common among critically ill patients with a neurologic injury and is associated with worse clinical outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study observed outcomes pre- and post-implementation of an EOP prophylaxis protocol which involved the administration of a single dose of ceftriaxone 2 g around the time of intubation. The study included patients ≥ 18 years who were admitted to the University of North Carolina Medical Center (UNCMC) neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) between April 1, 2014, and October 26, 2016, and intubated for ≥ 72 h...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310377/fat-grafting-for-resurfacing-an-exposed-implant-in-lower-extremity-a-case-report
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Yun-Nan Lin, Chieh-Han Chuang, Shih-Hao Huang, Shu-Hung Huang, Tsai-Ming Lin, I-Wen Lin, Sin-Daw Lin, Yur-Ren Kuo
RATIONALE: Although numerous reconstruction protocols have been reported for lower leg trauma, those for distal leg trauma remain few. We present the case of a woman with an implant exposure wound, who was successfully treated through fat grafting, without major flap surgery. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old woman with an exposed implant in lower extremity received reconstruction surgery once and the surgery failed. She refused additional major surgery and negative pressure wound therapy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306889/physician-engagement-in-hospitals-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Tyrone Perreira, Laure Perrier, Melissa Prokopy, Anthony Jonker
INTRODUCTION: Literature on healthcare reforms highlights the importance of physician engagement, suggesting that it is a critical factor for lowering costs while improving efficiency, quality of care, patient safety, physician satisfaction and retention. As a result, many hospitals have adopted physician engagement as a top strategic priority, but little is known about the actual evidence, making it difficult for hospital leadership to identify relationships between true physician 'work engagement' and work outcomes...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303209/point-of-care-gastrointestinal-and-urinary-tract-sonography-in-daily-evaluation-of-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-in-critically-ill-patients-guts-protocol
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Angel Augusto Perez-Calatayud, Raul Carrillo-Esper, Eduardo Daniel Anica-Malagon, Jesus Carlos Briones-Garduño, Emilio Arch-Tirado, Robert Wise, Manu L N G Malbrain
PURPOSE: There is currently a lack of universally accepted criteria for gastrointestinal (GI) failure or dysfunction in critical care. Also, the clinical assessment of intestinal function is notoriously difficult and thus often goes unrecognized, contributing to poor outcomes. A recent grading system has been proposed to define acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) in conjunction with other organ function scores (e.g., SOFA). Ultrasonography has become widely accepted as a diagnostic tool for GI problems and pathology...
January 5, 2018: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302123/bloodless-repair-for-a-3-6-kilogram-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-with-jehovah-s-witness-faith
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Jeffery L Burnside, Todd M Ratliff, Ashley B Hodge, Daniel Gomez, Mark Galantowicz, Aymen Naguib
Achieving pediatric cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) without allogeneic blood transfusion is challenging. There are many clinical and economic factors that point to the importance of avoiding blood transfusions. In some instances, honoring patients or parents beliefs may be the reason for avoiding blood transfusions. For example, patients or parents of the Jehovah's Witness faith refuse blood transfusion based on their religious beliefs. Over the last decade, our institution has seen a steady increase in our pediatric Jehovah's Witness patient population...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301555/improving-partnerships-with-family-members-of-icu-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Daren K Heyland, Judy Davidson, Yoanna Skrobik, Amanda Roze des Ordons, Lauren J Van Scoy, Andrew G Day, Virginia Vandall-Walker, Andrea P Marshall
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, health care delivery has shifted to partnering with patients and their families to improve health and quality of care, and to lower costs. Partnering with family members (FMs) of critically ill patients who lack capacity is particularly important for improving experiences and outcomes for both patients and FMs. How best to apply such partnering strategies, however, is yet unknown. The IMPACT trial will evaluate two interventions that enable partnerships with families of critically ill patients, each in a distinct content area, but similar in that they empower and support FMs...
January 4, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297617/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-radiotherapy-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-lmic-a-position-paper-from-the-pediatric-radiation-oncology-society-pros-lmic-and-pediatric-oncology-in-developing-countries-podc-working-groups-of-the-international
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Jeannette Parkes, Clayton Hess, Hester Burger, Yavuz Anacak, Verity Ahern, Scott C Howard, Moawia Elhassan, Soha Ahmed, Mithra Ghalibafian, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi, Mohamed Zaghloul, Eduardo Zubizarreta, Pierre Bey, Alan Davidson, Eric Bouffet, Natia Esiashvili
Pediatric radiotherapy is a critical part of pediatric oncology protocols and the quality of the radiotherapy may determine the future quality of life for long-term survivors. Multidisciplinary team decision making provides the basis for high-quality care. However, delivery of high-quality radiotherapy is dependent on resources. This article provides guidelines for delivery of good quality radiation therapy in resource-limited countries based on rational procurement and maintenance planning, protocol development, three-dimensional planning, quality assurance, and adequate staff numbers and training...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297387/personalised-fluid-resuscitation-in-the-icu-still-a-fluid-concept
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REVIEW
Frank van Haren
The administration of intravenous fluid to critically ill patients is one of the most common, but also one of the most fiercely debated, interventions in intensive care medicine. Even though many thousands of patients have been enrolled in large trials of alternative fluid strategies, consensus remains elusive and practice is widely variable. Critically ill patients are significantly heterogeneous, making a one size fits all approach unlikely to be successful.New data from basic, animal, and clinical research suggest that fluid resuscitation could be associated with significant harm...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294792/clinician-response-to-child-abuse-presentations-in-the-vietnamese-hospital-emergency-setting
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Tara Flemington, Cathrine Fowler, Quang Nhat Tran, Jennifer Fraser
Ongoing fiscal stability has enabled the National Assembly in Vietnam to turn its attention to improving the health and well-being of women and children. Training pediatric health care professionals in the recognition and response to child abuse presentations in the emergency setting has the potential to improve outcomes for the disproportionate number of vulnerable children presenting to the emergency setting with nonaccidental injuries. This study explored the training needs and expectations of the staff preparing to undertake such a clinical training program...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290746/prolonged-dexmedetomidine-infusion-and-drug-withdrawal-in-critically-ill-children
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Astrid S Haenecour, Winnie Seto, Charline M Urbain, Derek Stephens, Peter C Laussen, Corrine R Balit
OBJECTIVE: To characterise the incidence, symptoms and risk factors for withdrawal associated with prolonged dexmedetomidine infusion in paediatric critically ill patients. METHODS: Retrospective chart review in the paediatric intensive care unit and the cardiac critical care unit of a single tertiary children's hospital. Patients up to 18 years old, who received dexmedetomidine for longer than 48 hours were included. RESULTS: A total of 52 patients accounted for 68 unique dexmedetomidine treatment courses of more than 48 hours...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289982/difference-in-causes-and-prognostic-factors-of-early-death-between-cohorts-with-de-novo-and-relapsed-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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Hongli Zhao, Yanqiu Zhao, Yingmei Zhang, Jinxiao Hou, Huiyuan Yang, Fenglin Cao, Yiju Yang, Wenyi Hou, Jiayue Sun, Bo Jin, Jinyue Fu, Haitao Li, Ping Wang, Fei Ge, Jin Zhou
Early death (ED) remains the most critical issue in the current care of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Very limited data are available regarding ED in patients with relapsed APL. In this retrospective study, 285 de novo and 79 relapsed patients were included. All patients received single-agent arsenic trioxide as induction therapy. The differences in baseline clinical features, incidence, causes, and prognostic factors of ED were compared between the two patient cohorts. The relapse cohort exhibited a better overall condition than the de novo cohort upon hospital admission...
December 30, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289933/study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-antimicrobial-central-venous-catheters-versus-ordinary-central-venous-catheters-at-reducing-catheter-related-infections-in-critically-ill-chinese-patients
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Minming Wu, Yao Chen, Bin Du, Yan Kang
INTRODUCTION: Catheter use is associated with many complications and is an iatrogenic source of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units (ICU). The catheter being studied (Certofix Protect) was developed to reduce the risk of catheter related infections. This clinical trial will compare the safety and efficiency of Certofix Protect with that of an ordinary Certofix catheter. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In this multicentre trial, we will randomly assigned dual lumen central venous catheterisation (≥5 ds) in patients in the adult ICU to the antimicrobial central venous catheter (CVC) group or the ordinary CVC group...
December 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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