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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922275/indications-for-ct-angiography-of-the-vertebral-arteries-after-trauma
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Joseph P Drain, Douglas S Weinberg, James S Ramey, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project is to identify factors that predict vertebral artery injury (VAI) in an effort to assess risks and benefits of computed tomography angiography (CT-A) of the neck in the trauma setting. We seek to develop guidelines for practitioners to stratify patients at medium/high risk of VAI from those who are at low risk. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: VAI and blunt carotid injury (BCI) together comprise blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI)...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922271/the-impact-of-telemedicine-on-pediatric-critical-care-triage
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Jillian B Harvey, Brooke E Yeager, Christina Cramer, David Wheeler, S David McSwain
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between pediatric critical care telemedicine consultation to rural emergency departments and triage decisions. We compare the triage location and provider rating of the accuracy of remote assessment for a cohort of patients who receive critical care telemedicine consultations and a similar group of patients receiving telephone consultations. DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of consultations occurring between April 2012 and March 2016...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921876/validation-of-artificial-neural-networks-as-a-methodology-for-donor-recipient-matching-for-liver-transplantation
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María Dolores Ayllón, Rubén Ciria, Manuel Cruz-Ramírez, María Pérez-Ortiz, Roberto Valente, John O'Grady, Manuel de la Mata, César Hervás-Martínez, Nigel D Heaton, Javier Briceño
BACKGROUND: In 2014, we reported a model for Donor-Recipient matching (D-R) in liver transplantation (LT) based on artificial-neural-networks (ANN) from a Spanish multicentre study (MADR-E: Model for Allocation of Donor and Recipient in España). The aim is to test the ANN-based methodology in a different European-healthcare system in order to validate it. METHODS: An ANN model was designed using a cohort of patients from King's College Hospital (KCH) (N=822). The ANN was trained and tested using KCH pairs for both 3- and 12-months survival models...
September 16, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921846/improvement-of-polytrauma-management-quality-inspection-of-a-newly-introduced-course-concept
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Ingo Gräff, Shahab Ghamari, Sylvia Schacher, Procula Glien, Rolf Fimmers, Torsten Baehner, Se-Chan Kim
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: A systematic literature search for training course concepts for care of severely injured and severely ill patients respecting improvement of process and outcome yielded little data. For several years, the University Hospital of Bonn has hosted a shock-room management course which, on the one hand, communicates human factor aspects and, on the other hand, pursues interdisciplinary and interprofessional team training. The Bonn shock-room management course (BSM-course®) differs from other courses in both format and principles...
September 17, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921003/mortality-and-cardiorespiratory-complications-in-trochanteric-femoral-fractures-a-ten-year-retrospective-analysis
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Juliane Carow, John Bennet Carow, Mark Coburn, Bong-Sung Kim, Benjamin Bücking, Christopher Bliemel, Leo Cornelius Bollheimer, Cornelius Johannes Werner, Jan Philipp Bach, Matthias Knobe
PURPOSE: Despite intense research and innovations in peri-operative management, a high mortality rate and frequent systemic complications in trochanteric femoral fractures persist. The aim of the present study was to identify predictive factors for mortality and cardio-respiratory complications after different treatment methods in a ten year period at a level I trauma centre. METHODS: Retrospectively, all patients above 60 years of age with trochanteric femoral fracture between January 2000 and May 2011 were analyzed at a level I trauma centre...
September 18, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920708/perceived-usefulness-and-perceived-ease-of-use-of-electronic-health-records-among-nurses-application-of-technology-acceptance-model
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Ahmad Tubaishat
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly being implemented in healthcare organizations but little attention has been paid to the degree to which nurses as end-users will accept these systems and subsequently use them. OBJECTIVES: To explore nurses' perceptions of usefulness and ease-of-use of EHRs. The relationship between these constructs was examined, and its predictors were studied. METHOD: A national exploratory study was conducted with 1539 nurses from 15 randomly selected hospitals, representative of different regions and healthcare sectors in Jordan...
September 18, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920466/annals-express-evaluation-of-common-paediatric-creatinine-based-glomerular-filtration-rate-gfr-estimating-equations-in-black-african-children-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Yashna Rampursat, Rajendra Bhimma, Elaene Naicker, Fozy Peer, Verena Gounden
Background The use of serum creatinine (S-Cr) equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is well known in adults and children. We evaluated the revised Schwartz creatinine based estimated GFR (eGFR) prediction equation in Black African children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Methods Review of medical records of all Black African patients aged 2-18 years old who have had GFR determined by intravenous Technetium-99m-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetate((9)(9)(m)Tc DTPA), for the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban, South Africa was performed...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919840/leptin-independently-predicts-development-of-sepsis-and-its-outcome
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Sofie Jacobsson, Peter Larsson, Göran Johansson, Margareta Norberg, Göran Wadell, Göran Hallmans, Ola Winsö, Stefan Söderberg
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and obesity is related to the clinical outcome. The underlying reasons are incompletely understood, but the adipocyte derived hormones leptin and adiponectin may be involved. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or more with documented first time sepsis events were included in a nested case-referent study if they had participated in previous health surveys. Two matched referents free of known sepsis were identified...
2017: Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919815/an-acceptance-based-intervention-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer-experiencing-acute-pain-a-single-subject-study
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Jenny Thorsell Cederberg, JoAnne Dahl, Louise von Essen, Gustaf Ljungman
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with cancer report pain as one of their most recurrent and troublesome symptoms throughout the cancer trajectory. Pain evokes psychological distress, which in turn has an amplifying effect on the pain experience. Acceptance-based interventions for experimentally induced acute pain predict increased pain tolerance, decreased pain intensity and decreased discomfort of pain. The aim of this study was to preliminarily evaluate an acceptance-based intervention for children and adolescents with cancer experiencing acute pain, with regard to feasibility and effect on pain intensity and discomfort of pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919809/adequacy-of-cancer-related-pain-management-and-predictors-of-undertreatment-at-referral-to-a-pain-clinic
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Paulo Reis-Pina, Peter G Lawlor, António Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Several guidelines have advocated the need for adequate cancer-related pain (CRP) management. The pain management index (PMI) has been proposed as an auditable measure of the appropriateness for analgesic therapy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the adequacy of CRP management based on the PMI status and its patient-related predictors at the point of referral to a pain clinic (PC). METHODS: Consecutive patients referred to a PC had standardized initial assessments and status documentation on the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) ratings; pain mechanism, using a neuropathic pain diagnostic questionnaire (the Douleur Neuropathique 4 tool); episodic pain; oral morphine equivalent daily dose; the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale and the Emotion Thermometer scores; and cancer diagnosis, metastases, treatment, and pain duration...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919795/type-2-diabetes-in-vietnam-a-cross-sectional-prevalence-based-cost-of-illness-study
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Nguyen Tu Dang Le, Luyen Dinh Pham, Trung Quang Vo
BACKGROUND: According to the International Diabetes Federation, total global health care expenditures for diabetes tripled between 2003 and 2013 because of increases in the number of people with diabetes as well as in the average expenditures per patient. This study aims to provide accurate and timely information about the economic impacts of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in Vietnam. METHOD: The cost-of-illness estimates followed a prospective, prevalence-based approach from the societal perspective of T2DM with 392 selected diabetic patients who received treatment from a public hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, during the 2016 fiscal year...
2017: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919794/parenteral-nutrition-including-an-omega-3-fatty-acid-containing-lipid-emulsion-for-intensive-care-patients-in-china-a-pharmacoeconomic-analysis
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Yufei Feng, Chao Li, Tian Zhang, Lorenzo Pradelli
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Parenteral nutrition (PN) incorporating omega-3 fatty-acid-enriched lipid emulsions has been shown to be cost effective in Western populations. A pharmacoeconomic evaluation was performed within the Chinese intensive care unit (ICU) setting. This assessed whether the additional acquisition cost of PN with omega-3 fatty-acid-enriched lipid emulsion (SMOFlipid) vs standard PN was offset by improved clinical outcomes that can reduce subsequent costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pharmacoeconomic discrete event simulation model was developed, based on an update to efficacy data from a previous international meta-analysis, with China-specific clinical and economic input parameters...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919614/use-of-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-apache-ii-and-red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-for-assessment-of-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis-in-icu
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A Q Huda, M R Karim, M A Mahmud, M S Islam, M F Haque, M R Islam, M A Hossain
Critically ill patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) need highest level of monitoring, intense nursing care and integrated management which are very expensive and consume significant part of hospital resources. Prediction of outcome from disease has become an essential component of health science. So, various scoring systems have been developed to predict outcome of critically ill patients in ICU. There is no perfect model of severity score to predict ICU mortality. Search for new system is still remaining as continuous efforts to find the best model to get accurate information about the prognosis and outcome of critically ill patients...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919600/modified-blatchford-score-for-risk-stratification-in-adult-patient-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-and-their-short-term-hospital-outcome
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M S Islam, M Z Uddin, M S Ali, M N Islam, M H Rahman, I H Robi, M M Haque, M W Rahman, M A Uddin, F Ahamed, M S Malek, M A Kabir, M S Rahman, A U Khan, F A Doel
Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is one of the most common and life-threatening gastrointestinal emergency. There are several risk scores for risk stratification in UGIB patients. The Modified Blatchford score, which relies only on clinical and laboratory parameters, is practical in the emergency setting The Modified Blatchford scoring system also known as Glasgow Blatchford Scoring (GBS) have been developed to stratify risk of non variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage or need of medical or surgical intervention, endoscopic therapy...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919293/correlation-between-histological-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-soft-tissue-tumors-to-verify-the-possibility-of-cell-like-resolution-in-ultrasonography
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Ching-Lan Wu, Yi-Chen Lai, Hsin-Kai Wang, Paul Chih-Hsueh Chen, Hong-Jen Chiou
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to test the possibility of obtained cell-like resolution in soft tissue tumors on the basis of ultrasound echotexture. METHODS: This is a prospective study consisting of 57 patients (29 females and 28 males, age range: 9-83 years, average age: 44.5 years) with palpable soft tissue mass, referred from the Departments of Orthopedics and Oncology for ultrasound (US)-guided biopsy. The study was approved by the institutional review board (IRB) of our hospital...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919224/clinical-factors-associated-with-the-yield-of-routine-outpatient-scalp-electroencephalograms-a-retrospective-analysis-from-a-tertiary-hospital
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Mastura Monif, Udaya Seneviratne
The routine outpatient electroencephalogram (EEG) is most often used in the diagnosis and classification of epilepsy. The diagnostic yield of outpatient EEGs is low and the clinical factors contributing to the EEG outcome have not been well established. In this study, we sought to determine the yield and the factors predicting the EEG outcome. We retrospectively analyzed 1092 routine adult EEGs that were performed in a tertiary referral center over a period of 1year. Patient demographics, sources of referral, and indications for EEG were recorded...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919195/combination-versus-monotherapy-for-gram-negative-bloodstream-infections-matching-by-predicted-prognosis
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Julie Ann Justo, P Brandon Bookstaver, Joseph Kohn, Helmut Albrecht, Majdi N Al-Hasan
The utility of empirical combination antimicrobial therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) remains unclear. This retrospective, quasi-experimental matched cohort study examined the impact of empirical combination therapy on mortality in patients with gram-negative BSI. Hospitalized adults with gram-negative BSI from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 at Palmetto Health Hospitals in Columbia, SC, USA were identified. Patients receiving combination or beta-lactam monotherapy therapy were matched 1:1 based on age, sex and Bloodstream Infection Mortality Risk Score (BSIMRS)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919106/selecting-relevant-features-from-the-electronic-health-record-for-clinical-code-prediction
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Elyne Scheurwegs, Boris Cule, Kim Luyckx, Léon Luyten, Walter Daelemans
A multitude of information sources is present in the electronic health record (EHR), each of which can contain clues to automatically assign diagnosis and procedure codes. These sources however show information overlap and quality differences, which complicates the retrieval of these clues. Through feature selection, a denser representation with a consistent quality and less information overlap can be obtained. We introduce and compare coverage-based feature selection methods, based on confidence and information gain...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918873/use-of-ganga-hospital-open-injury-severity-scoring-for-determination-of-salvage-versus-amputation-in-open-type-iiib-injuries-of-lower-limbs-in-children-an-analysis-of-52-type-iiib-open-fractures
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K Venkatadass, Tarani Sai Prasanth Grandhi, S Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Open injuries in children are rare compared to adults. In children with major open injuries, there is no specific scoring system to guide when to amputate or salvage the limb. The use of available adult scoring systems may lead to errors in management. The role of Ganga Hospital Open Injury Severity Scoring (GHOISS) for open injuries in adults is well established and its applicability for pediatric open injuries has not been studied. This study was done to analyse the usefulness of GHOISS in pediatric open injuries and to compare it with MESS(Mangled Extremity Severity Score)...
September 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918613/predicting-time-to-reflux-of-children-with-antenatal-hydronephrosis-a-competing-risks-approach
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Maryam Nazemipour, Abdol-Mohammad Kajbafzadeh, Kazem Mohammad, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Mahmood Mahmoudi
The aim of this study was describing methodological aspects and applying a trivariate Weibull survival model using the competing risks concept to predict time to occurrence different types of reflux (unilateral (left, right) or bilateral) in children with antenatal hydronephrosis. Data from 333 children in Pediatric Urology Research Center of Children's Hospital Medical Center, affiliated with Tehran University of Medical Sciences was used. The effect of some demographic and clinical factors on child's reflux was studied...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
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