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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815762/examining-the-social-construction-of-surveillance-a-critical-issue-for-health-visitors-and-public-health-nurses-working-with-mothers-and-children
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Megan Aston, Sue Peckover
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In this paper we will critically examine surveillance practices of health visitors (HV) in the UK and public health nurses (PHNs) in Canada. BACKGROUND: The practice and meaning of surveillance shifts and changes depending on the context and intent of relationships between mothers and HVs or PHNs. DESIGN: We present the context and practice of HVs in the UK and PHNs in Canada and provide a comprehensive literature review regarding surveillance of mothers within public health systems...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765125/sepsis-and-critical-illness-research-center-investigators-protocols-and-standard-operating-procedures-for-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-sepsis-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Tyler J Loftus, Juan C Mira, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Gabriella L Ghita, Zhongkai Wang, Julie A Stortz, Babette A Brumback, Azra Bihorac, Mark S Segal, Stephen D Anton, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Alicia M Mohr, Philip A Efron, Lyle L Moldawer, Frederick A Moore, Scott C Brakenridge
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis is a common, costly and morbid cause of critical illness in trauma and surgical patients. Ongoing advances in sepsis resuscitation and critical care support strategies have led to improved in-hospital mortality. However, these patients now survive to enter state of chronic critical illness (CCI), persistent low-grade organ dysfunction and poor long-term outcomes driven by the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome (PICS). The Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center (SCIRC) was created to provide a platform by which the prevalence and pathogenesis of CCI and PICS may be understood at a mechanistic level across multiple medical disciplines, leading to the development of novel management strategies and targeted therapies...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755062/how-low-can-you-go-reducing-rates-of-hypoglycemia-in-the-non-critical-care-hospital-setting
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Kristen Kulasa, Patricia Juang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to discuss strategies to reduce rates of hypoglycemia in the non-critical care setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Strategies to reduce hypoglycemia rates should focus on the most common causes of iatrogenic hypoglycemia. Creating a standardized insulin order set with built-in clinical decision support can help reduce rates of hypoglycemia. Coordination of blood glucose monitoring, meal tray delivery, and insulin administration is an important and challenging task...
September 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754148/nosocomial-bacterial-infections-and-their-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-among-patients-in-ugandan-intensive-care-units-a-cross-sectional-study
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Peter Agaba, Janat Tumukunde, J V B Tindimwebwa, Arthur Kwizera
BACKGROUND: The intensive care unit (ICU) admits critically ill patients requiring advanced airway, respiratory, cardiac and renal support. Despite the highly-specialized interventions, the mortality and morbidity is still high due to a number of reasons including nosocomial infections, which are the most likely complications in hospitalized patients with the rates being highest among ICU patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study of 111 adult patients admitted to 2 of the ICUs in Uganda, we set out to describe the commonest bacterial infections, their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and factors associated with development of a nosocomial infection...
July 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734773/epico-4-0-total-quality-in-the-management-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-critically-ill-patients-by-analysing-the-integrated-process
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Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Emilio Maseda, Alejandro Rodríguez, Santiago Grau, Guillermo Quindós
BACKGROUND: A high quality integrated process in the clinical setting of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk for invasive candidiasis is a necessary tool to improve the management of these patients. AIMS: To identify the key points on invasive candidiasis in order to develop a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus required for the creation of a total quality integrated process for the management of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk of invasive candidiasis...
July 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730329/an-evaluation-of-the-addition-of-critical-congenital-heart-defect-screening-in-georgia-newborn-screening-procedures
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Shelby T Rentmeester, Johanna Pringle, Carol R Hogue
Objectives Each year in the U.S., approximately 7200 infants are born with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD). The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) mandated routine screening for CCHD starting January 2015. The current study evaluated hospital performance of the mandated CCHD screenings in Georgia. Methods Utilizing the DPH newborn screening surveillance system, data from 6 months before and after the mandate were analyzed for reports submitted and positive CCHD screening results. Chi square tests of independence were performed to examine the association between reporting of results for CCHD screening after the mandate and hospital nursery level [level I (well-baby/newborn); level II (special care); level III (neonatal intensive care unit-NICU)] and NICU submissions...
July 20, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708933/colorectal-cancer-screening-at-us-community-health-centers-examination-of-sociodemographic-disparities-and-association-with-patient-provider-communication
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Sue C Lin, Duane McKinley, Alek Sripipatana, Laura Makaroff
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates are low among underserved populations. High-quality patient-physician communication potentially influences patients' willingness to undergo CRC screening. Community health centers (HCs) provide comprehensive primary health care to underserved populations. This study's objectives were to ascertain national CRC screening rates and to explore the relations between sociodemographic characteristics and patient-provider communication on the receipt of CRC screening among HC patients...
July 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691958/guidelines-for-the-provision-and-assessment-of-nutrition-support-therapy-in-the-pediatric-critically-ill-patient-society-of-critical-care-medicine-and-american-society-for-parenteral-and-enteral-nutrition
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Nilesh M Mehta, Heather E Skillman, Sharon Y Irving, Jorge A Coss-Bu, Sarah Vermilyea, Elizabeth Anne Farrington, Liam McKeever, Amber M Hall, Praveen S Goday, Carol Braunschweig
This document represents the first collaboration between two organizations, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, to describe best practices in nutrition therapy in critically ill children. The target of these guidelines is intended to be the pediatric (> 1 mo and < 18 yr) critically ill patient expected to require a length of stay greater than 2 or 3 days in a PICU admitting medical, surgical, and cardiac patients. In total, 2,032 citations were scanned for relevance...
July 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686844/guidelines-for-the-provision-and-assessment-of-nutrition-support-therapy-in-the-pediatric-critically-ill-patient-society-of-critical-care-medicine-and-american-society-for-parenteral-and-enteral-nutrition
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Nilesh M Mehta, Heather E Skillman, Sharon Y Irving, Jorge A Coss-Bu, Sarah Vermilyea, Elizabeth Anne Farrington, Liam McKeever, Amber M Hall, Praveen S Goday, Carol Braunschweig
This document represents the first collaboration between 2 organizations-the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Society of Critical Care Medicine-to describe best practices in nutrition therapy in critically ill children. The target of these guidelines is intended to be the pediatric critically ill patient (>1 month and <18 years) expected to require a length of stay >2-3 days in a PICU admitting medical, surgical, and cardiac patients. In total, 2032 citations were scanned for relevance...
July 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668911/recognizing-the-ordinary-as-extraordinary-insight-into-the-way-we-work-to-improve-patient-safety-outcomes
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Elizabeth A Henneman
The Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) reports "To Err is Human" and "Crossing the Chasm" made explicit 3 previously unappreciated realities: (1) Medical errors are common and result in serious, preventable adverse events; (2) The majority of medical errors are the result of system versus human failures; and (3) It would be impossible for any system to prevent all errors. With these realities, the role of the nurse in the "near miss" process and as the final safety net for the patient is of paramount importance...
July 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664993/medicaid-expansions-and-cervical-cancer-screening-for-low-income-women
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Lindsay M Sabik, Wafa W Tarazi, Stephanie Hochhalter, Bassam Dahman, Cathy J Bradley
OBJECTIVE: Medicaid coverage for low-income women may play an important role in ensuring access to preventive care. This study examines how Medicaid eligibility expansions to nonelderly adults impact cervical cancer screening among low-income women. DATA SOURCES: We use data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from 2000 to 2010. The primary outcome of interest is whether women in the relevant guideline consistent age range reported having a Pap test in the previous year...
June 30, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658800/a-post-marketing-surveillance-study-to-evaluate-performance-of-the-eximo%C3%A2-blood-glucose-monitoring-system
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Sonia R Chandnani, C D Ramakrishna, Bhargav A Dave, Pankaj S Kothavade, Ashok S Thakkar
INTRODUCTION: The performance of Blood Glucose Monitoring System (BGMS) is critical as the information provided by the system guide the patient or health care professional in making treatment decisions. However, besides evaluating accuracy of the BGMS in laboratory setting, it is equally important that the intended users (healthcare professionals and patients) should be able to achieve blood glucose measurements with similar level of high accuracy. AIM: To assess the performance of EXIMO™ (Meril Diagnostics Pvt...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651513/the-performance-of-flash-glucose-monitoring-in-critically-ill-patients-with-diabetes
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Paolo Ancona, Glenn M Eastwood, Luca Lucchetta, Elif I Ekinci, Rinaldo Bellomo, Johan Mårtensson
OBJECTIVE: Frequent glucose monitoring may improve glycaemic control in critically ill patients with diabetes. We aimed to assess the accuracy of a novel subcutaneous flash glucose monitor (FreeStyle Libre [Abbott Diabetes Care]) in these patients. METHODS: We applied the FreeStyle Libre sensor to the upper arm of eight patients with diabetes in the intensive care unit and obtained hourly flash glucose measurements. Duplicate recordings were obtained to assess test-retest reliability...
June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646897/an-exploration-of-facilitators-and-challenges-in-the-scale-up-of-a-national-public-sector-community-health-worker-cadre-in-zambia-a-qualitative-study
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Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Margaret Lippitt Prust, Caroline Phiri Chibawe, Ronald Misapa, Jan Willem van den Broek, Nikhil Wilmink
BACKGROUND: In 2010 a public sector cadre of community health workers called Community Health Assistants (CHAs) was created in Zambia through the National Community Health Worker Strategy to expand access to health services. This cadre continues to be scaled up to meet the growing demands of Zambia's rural population. We summarize factors that have facilitated the scale-up of the CHA program into a nationwide CHW cadre and the challenges of introducing and institutionalizing the cadre within the Zambian health system...
June 24, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645888/hiv-strategic-information-in-non-european-union-countries-in-the-world-health-organization-european-region-capacity-development-needs
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Ivana Bozicevic, Senad Handanagic, Jurja Ivana Cakalo, Annemarie Rinder Stengaard, George Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Capacity building of the national HIV strategic information system is a core component of the response to the HIV epidemic as it enables understanding of the evolving nature of the epidemic, which is critical for program planning and identification of the gaps and deficiencies in HIV programs. OBJECTIVE: The study aims to describe the results of the assessment of the needs for further development of capacities in HIV strategic information systems in the non-European Union (EU) countries in the World Health Organization European Region (EUR)...
June 23, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638594/high-burden-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacteria-causing-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-critical-care-unit-of-nepal
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Keshab Parajuli, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistance are principal threats to the patients of intensive care units and are the major determining factors for patient outcome. They are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, excess hospitalization and financial costs. The present study is an attempt to investigate the spectrum and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates involved in healthcare associated infections (HCAI) in the patients of a critical care unit at a tertiary care university hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637576/antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-in-australia-aura-surveillance-system-coordinating-national-data-on-antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-for-australia
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John D Turnidge, Kathy T Meleady
Objective The aim of the present study was to describe the process of establishment and coordination of the national Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) surveillance system.Methods Existing surveillance programs conducted by health organisations at state or multi-jurisdictional levels were reviewed, and gaps and opportunities identified for the development of a national system. In view of the time frame available as part of the Australian Government Department of Health funding agreement, the strategy used by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care was to commence work with existing surveillance programs, expanding and enhancing them and developing new systems where gaps were identified...
June 22, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634500/stroke-performance-measures-do-not-predict-functional-outcome
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Eric E Adelman, Lynda D Lisabeth, Melinda A Smith, Jonggyu Baek, Erin C Case, Brisa N Sánchez, James F Burke, Lesli E Skolarus, Darin B Zahuranec, William J Meurer, Devin L Brown, Kevin A Kerber, Deborah A Levine, Nelda M Garcia, Morgan S Campbell, Lewis B Morgenstern
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poststroke functional outcome is critical to stroke survivors. We sought to determine whether adherence to current stroke performance measures is associated with better functional outcome 90 days after an ischemic stroke. METHODS: Utilizing the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi cohort, we examined adherence to 7 ischemic stroke performance measures from February 2009 to June 2012. Adherence to the measures was analyzed in aggregate using a binary defect-free score and an opportunity score, representing the proportion of eligible measures met...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619672/point-of-care-diagnosis-of-multiple-schistosome-parasites-species-specific-dna-detection-in-urine-by-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp
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Nilanjan Lodh, Kei Mikita, Kwabena M Bosompem, William K Anyan, Joseph K Quartey, Joseph Otchere, Clive J Shiff
Schistosomes are easily transmitted and high chance of repeat infection, so if control strategies based on targeted mass drug administration (MDA) are to succeed it is essential to have a test that is sensitive, accurate and simple to use. It is known and regularly demonstrated that praziquantel does not always eliminate an infection so in spite of the successes of control programs a residual of the reservoir survives to re-infect snails. The issue of diagnostic sensitivity becomes more critical in the assessment of program effectiveness...
June 12, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603448/whose-art-are-we-talking-about
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Ike Kamphof
Jeannette Pols and Tamar Sharon kindly reviewed my case study of the art of living with technology as an engagement with technomoral change. I am indebted to them for their careful reading and critical suggestions to further elaborate the project. In my response I focus on the question whose art we are talking about, while further elucidating the reflexivity addressed in my essay. I conclude with some remarks on what we can learn from micro studies like the one presented for macro level thinking on the 'art of becoming' with technology in a surveillance society...
2017: Foundations of Science
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