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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341529/-when-the-ward-overflows%C3%A2-the-impact-of-outlying-beds-on-patient-care
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Valérie Mosimann, Olivier Lamy, Julien Castioni
Due to the chronic lack of beds in hospitals, patients are often hospitalized in other departments (outlier patients), with a responsible physician working in another department. This causes increased thromboembolics risks, nosocomial infections, falls and delirium in the elderly, morbidity and mortality. Outlier patients, compared to standard patients, stay longer in the emergency department and their discharge documents are available later. Outlying is used daily in the CHUV hospital and new strategies are elaborated to manage patient flow, especially during the flu epidemic...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290048/screening-and-detection-of-delirium-in-older-ed-patients-performance-of-the-modified-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-emergency-department-mcam-ed-a-two-step-tool
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Wolfgang Hasemann, Florian F Grossmann, Rahel Stadler, Roland Bingisser, Dieter Breil, Martina Hafner, Reto W Kressig, Christian H Nickel
Delirium is frequent in older Emergency Department (ED) patients, but detection rates for delirium in the ED are low. To aid in identifying delirium, we developed and implemented a two-step systematic delirium screening and assessment tool in our ED: the modified Confusion Assessment Method for the Emergency Department (mCAM-ED). Components of the mCAM-ED include: (1) screening for inattention, the main feature of delirium, which was performed with the Months Backwards Test (MBT); (2) delirium assessment based on a structured interview with questions from the Mental Status Questionnaire by Kahn et al...
December 30, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247265/end-of-life-care-pathway-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-single-institution-experience
#3
T Heinonen, V Loimu, K Saarilahti, T Saarto, A Mäkitie
BACKGROUND: Studies on palliative care of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients are scarce although the affected patient population is quite large. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of a specialised palliative-care pathway of HNC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on all HNC patients who were treated at the Helsinki University Hospital Palliative Care Center during 1 year were retrospectively reviewed. The analysis comprised 60 patients (49 males; mean age 67 years; range 28-88)...
December 15, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237068/screening-for-frailty-in-older-emergency-department-patients-the-utility-of-the-survey-of-health-ageing-and-retirement-in-europe-frailty-instrument-share-fi
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Aoife Fallon, Lorna Kilbane, Robert Briggs, Adam Dyer, Shamis Nabeel, Paul McElwaine, Ronan Collins, Tara Coughlan, Des O'Neill, Dan Ryan, Sean P Kennelly
Background: Greater numbers of older patients are accessing hospital services. Specialist geriatric input at presentation may improve outcomes for at-risk patients. The SHARE-FI (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe Frailty Instrument) frailty measure, developed for use in the community, has also been used in the emergency department (ED). Aim: To measure frailty, review its prevalence in older patients presenting to ED and compare characteristics and outcomes of frail patients with their non-frail counterparts...
December 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227367/practice-patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-early-sedation-depth-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert J Stephens, Matthew R Dettmer, Brian W Roberts, Enyo Ablordeppey, Susan A Fowler, Marin H Kollef, Brian M Fuller
OBJECTIVES: Emerging data suggest that early deep sedation may negatively impact clinical outcomes. This systematic review and meta-analysis defines and quantifies the impact of deep sedation within 48 hours of initiation of mechanical ventilation, as described in the world's literature. The primary outcome was mortality. Secondary outcomes included hospital and ICU lengths of stay, mechanical ventilation duration, and delirium and tracheostomy frequency. DATA SOURCES: The following data sources were searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Database of Abstracts of Reviews and Effects, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases, ClinicalTrials...
December 8, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222181/fifteen-minute-consultation-an-approach-to-a-child-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-psychotic-symptoms
#6
Anil Vasudev Israni, Sumant Kumar, Nahin Hussain
Presentation of a child in the A&E with altered behaviour including psychotic features is not unusual. New-onset psychotic symptoms in children pose a significant diagnostic challenge due to several reasons. First, primary psychotic conditions are uncommon in pre-pubertal children. Second, differentiating between delirium and psychosis can be difficult in children, more so in infants, toddlers and young children. Third, intervening and managing a secondary cause of psychosis can significantly optimise outcome...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214512/anticholinergic-prescribing-in-medicare-part-d-beneficiaries-residing-in-nursing-homes-results-from-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis-of-medicare-data
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Joshua Niznik, Xinhua Zhao, Tao Jiang, Joseph T Hanlon, Sherrie L Aspinall, Joshua Thorpe, Carolyn Thorpe
BACKGROUND: Prescribing of medications with anticholinergic properties in older nursing home residents is relatively common, despite an association with an increased risk for falls, delirium, and other outcomes. Few studies have investigated what factors influence different levels of prescribing of these agents. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify factors associated with low- and high-level anticholinergic burden in nursing home residents. A secondary objective was to examine in detail the contribution of different medications to low versus high burden to aid in determining which drugs to target in interventions...
December 6, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208069/the-delirium-drug-scale-is-associated-to-delirium-incidence-in-the-emergency-department
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Patrick Viet-Quoc Nguyen, Lucie Pelletier, Isabelle Payot, Judith Latour
BACKGROUND: The Delirium Drug Scale (DDS) is an evaluation scale developed to assess a patient's drug burden for delirium. The primary goal is to validate the association between the DDS score and the incidence of delirium. METHODS: This study was an observational retrospective cross-sectional chart review study in patients aged 75 years and older. It was carried out in three emergency departments of a tertiary care university health center. Patients were included if a medication list was available...
December 6, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985260/validation-of-the-6-item-cognitive-impairment-test-and-the-4at-test-for-combined-delirium-and-dementia-screening-in-older-emergency-department-attendees
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Dawn O'Sullivan, Noeleen Brady, Edmund Manning, Emma O'Shea, Síle O'Grady, Niamh O 'Regan, Suzanne Timmons
Background: screening for cognitive impairment in Emergency Department (ED) requires short, reliable tools. Objective: to validate the 4AT and 6-Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6-CIT) for ED dementia and delirium screening. Design: diagnostic accuracy study. Setting/subjects: attendees aged ≥70 years in a tertiary care hospital's ED. Methods: trained researchers assessed participants using the Standardised Mini Mental State Examination, Delirium Rating Scale-Revised 98 and Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly, informing ultimate expert diagnosis using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) criteria for dementia and delirium (reference standards)...
September 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985255/haloperidol-versus-placebo-for-delirium-prevention-in-acutely-hospitalised-older-at-risk-patients-a-multi-centre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
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Edmée J M Schrijver, Oscar J de Vries, Peter M van de Ven, Pierre M Bet, Ad M Kamper, Sabine H A Diepeveen, Rob J van Marum, Astrid M van Strien, Sander Anten, Anne M Lagaay, Leo Boelaarts, Frank W Bloemers, Mark H H Kramer, Prabath W B Nanayakkara
Background: because the few randomised placebo-controlled trials investigating the potential role for prophylactic haloperidol in delirium prevention have focused on specific surgical populations, we investigated its efficacy and safety in acutely hospitalised older patients. Methods: this multi-centre, double-blind, stratified, block randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at six Dutch hospitals. Patients age ≥70 years, acutely admitted through the emergency department for general medicine or surgical specialties and at risk for delirium were randomised (n = 245) to haloperidol or placebo 1 mg orally twice-daily (maximum of 14 doses) on top of standard nonpharmacological prevention strategies...
July 15, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939397/national-survey-of-emergency-physicians-concerning-home-based-care-options-as-alternatives-to-emergency-department-based-hospital-admissions
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Amy R Stuck, Christopher Crowley, James Killeen, Edward M Castillo
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (EDs) in the United States play a prominent role in hospital admissions, especially for the growing population of older adults. Home-based care, rather than hospital admission from the ED, provides an important alternative, especially for older adults who have a greater risk of adverse events, such as hospital-acquired infections, falls, and delirium. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the survey was to understand emergency physicians' (EPs) perspectives on home-based care alternatives to hospitalization from the ED...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927394/laboratory-markers-of-cardiac-and-metabolic-complications-after-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizures
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Robert D Nass, Sina Meiling, René P Andrié, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) frequently lead to emergency inpatient referrals. Laboratory blood values are routinely performed on admission to detect underlying causes and metabolic or cardiac complications. Our goal was to assess the nature and frequency of complications occurring in association with GTCS. METHODS: We retrospectively extracted data from emergency protocols and discharge letters of adult patients admitted to the Department of Epileptology between 01/2010 and 06/2015...
September 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923236/emergency-nurses-knowledge-and-self-rated-practice-skills-when-caring-for-older-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Helen Rawson, Paul N Bennett, Cherene Ockerby, Alison M Hutchinson, Julie Considine
BACKGROUND: Older adults are high users of emergency department services and their care requirements can present challenges for emergency nurses. Although clinical outcomes for older patients improve when they are cared for by nurses with specialist training, emergency nurses' knowledge and self-assessment of care for older patients is poorly understood. AIM: To assess emergency nurses' knowledge and self-rating of practice when caring for older patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional self-report survey of emergency nurses (n=101) in Melbourne, Australia...
November 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887627/-sepsis-masquerading-as-delirium
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A Seifert, C S Hartog, J Zweigner, W Schummer, K Reinhart
A previously healthy 60-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with severe headache, altered personality and fever. He was treated for bacterial meningitis with delirium of unknown cause but presumed to be due to alcohol withdrawal. Despite receiving the antibiotic therapy regimen recommended for bacterial meningitis the patient's condition rapidly deteriorated with profound delirium and tachypnea. The intensivist who was consulted immediately suspected sepsis-associated organ failure and admitted the patient to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
November 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862050/synthetic-cannabinoid-black-mamba-infidelity-in-patients-presenting-for-emergency-stabilization-in-colorado-a-p-scan-cohort
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Nicklaus Brandehoff, Axel Adams, Kyle McDaniel, Samuel D Banister, Roy Gerona, Andrew A Monte
BACKGROUND: Use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has increased over the last decade. During this period, variability of both clinical presentations and chemical compositions of these compounds has increased. Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are the most commonly used NPS and there are more than 100 documented unique molecules in this class. "Black Mamba", often associated to ADB-FUBINACA, is the most commonly used SC in Colorado. It has been linked to kidney injury, myocardial toxicity, seizures, and death...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831910/delirium-in-advanced-cancer-may-have-link-to-lower-survival-rate
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Patients with advanced cancer who present at emergency departments (EDs) with delirium are prone to an earlier death, a study has found.
August 23, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822348/risk-factors-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Slobodan M Janković, Ana V Pejčić, Miloš N Milosavljević, Valentina D Opančina, Nikola V Pešić, Tamara T Nedeljković, Goran M Babić
PURPOSE: To determine risk factors for each severity-based category of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) encountered at intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients treated at the ICU of the Clinical Center Kragujevac, a public tertiary care hospital in Kragujevac, Serbia. Three interaction checkers were used to reveal drug-drug interactions: Medscape, Epocrates and Micromedex. RESULTS: The study included 201 patients, 66...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765503/advance-directives-hospitalization-and-survival-among-advanced-cancer-patients-with-delirium-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-a-prospective-study
#18
Ahmed F Elsayem, Eduardo Bruera, Alan Valentine, Carla L Warneke, Geri L Wood, Sai-Ching J Yeung, Valda D Page, Julio Silvestre, Patricia A Brock, Knox H Todd
BACKGROUND: To improve the management of advanced cancer patients with delirium in an emergency department (ED) setting, we compared outcomes between patients with delirium positively diagnosed by both the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS), or group A (n = 22); by the MDAS only, or group B (n = 22); and by neither CAM nor MDAS, or group C (n = 199). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In an oncologic ED, we assessed 243 randomly selected advanced cancer patients for delirium using the CAM and the MDAS and for presence of advance directives...
November 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743315/tight-intra-operative-blood-pressure-control-versus-standard-care-for-patients-undergoing-hip-fracture-repair-hip-fracture-intervention-study-for-prevention-of-hypotension-hip-hop-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Iain Keith Moppett, Stuart White, Richard Griffiths, Donal Buggy
BACKGROUND: Hypotension during anaesthesia for hip fracture surgery is common. Recent data suggest that there is an association between the lowest intra-operative blood pressure and mortality, even when adjusted for co-morbidities. This is consistent with data derived from the wider surgical population, where magnitude and duration of hypotension are associated with mortality and peri-operative complications. However, there are no trial to data to support more aggressive blood pressure control...
July 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741583/elderly-patients-with-an-atypical-presentation-of-illness-in-the-emergency-department
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M R Hofman, F van den Hanenberg, I N Sierevelt, C R Tulner
BACKGROUND: Very little information is available on the prevalence and clinical outcome of elderly patients with atypical presentations of illness in the emergency department. The objective was to determine the prevalence and clinical outcome of elderly patients seen in the emergency department with an atypical presentation. METHODS: A monocentric retrospective observational study on 355 elderly patients presenting to the emergency department. Patients of 80 years and older were included...
July 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
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