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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651196/dancing-to-death-a-case-of-heat-stroke
#1
K Nadesan, Chandra Kumari, Mohd Afiq
Heat stroke is a medical emergency which may lead to mortality unless diagnosed early and treated effectively. Heat stroke may manifest rapidly, hence making it difficult to differentiate it from other clinical causes in a collapsed victim.(1) We are presenting a case report of twelve patients who were admitted to our emergency department from a music festival held on 13-15th of March 2014. They developed complications arising from a combination of severe adverse weather condition, prolonged outdoor physical exertion due to long hours of dancing and drug-use, resulting in heat stroke...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651153/the-role-of-marijuana-use-disorder-in-predicting-emergency-department-and-inpatient-encounters-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#2
Cynthia I Campbell, Amber L Bahorik, Andrea H Kline-Simon, Derek D Satre
BACKGROUND: Marijuana use disorder (MUD) is the most common illegal drug use disorder and its prevalence is increasing. It is associated with psychiatric and medical problems, but little is known about its impact on emergency department (ED) and inpatient utilization rates. DESIGN: In a retrospective cohort design, we used electronic health record (EHR) data to identify patients with MUD (n=2752) and demographically matched patients without MUD (n=2752) in 2010...
June 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650904/pediatric-procedural-sedation-using-the-combination-of-ketamine-and-propofol-outside-of-the-emergency-department-a-report-from-the-pediatric-sedation-research-consortium
#3
Jocelyn R Grunwell, Curtis Travers, Anne G Stormorken, Patricia D Scherrer, Corrie E Chumpitazi, Jana A Stockwell, Mark G Roback, Joseph Cravero, Pradip P Kamat
OBJECTIVES: Outcomes associated with a sedative regimen comprised ketamine + propofol for pediatric procedural sedation outside of both the pediatric emergency department and operating room are underreported. We used the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database to describe a multicenter experience with ketamine + propofol by pediatric sedation providers. DESIGN: Prospective observational study of children receiving IV ketamine + propofol for procedural sedation outside of the operating room and emergency department using data abstracted from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium during 2007-2015...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650872/barriers-and-facilitators-to-implementing-a-change-initiative-in-long-term-care-using-the-interact%C3%A2-quality-improvement-program
#4
Ruth M Tappen, David G Wolf, Zahra Rahemi, Gabriella Engstrom, Carolina Rojido, Jill M Shutes, Joseph G Ouslander
Implementation of major organizational change initiatives presents a challenge for long-term care leadership. Implementation of the INTERACT® (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) quality improvement program, designed to improve the management of acute changes in condition and reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations of nursing home residents, serves as an example to illustrate the facilitators and barriers to major change in long-term care. As part of a larger study of the impact of INTERACT® on rates of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, staff of 71 nursing homes were called monthly to follow-up on their progress and discuss successful facilitating strategies and any challenges and barriers they encountered during the yearlong implementation period...
June 23, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650757/management-considerations-for-a-retained-plantar-knife-injury
#5
Devon Rayasa, Garrett Sessions, Maciej Witkos
A 13-year-old girl presented to the emergency department in stable condition with a retained penetrating knife wound injury in her right foot. Routine radiographs taken of the foot revealed deep tissue penetration by the knife without frank bony involvement. It was decided to remove the object in the operating room. Simple removal was performed, followed by wound exploration. The patient was admitted to the hospital for one night of observation and then was discharged without further complications.
May 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650384/incident-reporting-in-emergency-medicine-a-thematic-analysis-of-events
#6
Emily Loving Aaronson, David Brown, Theodore Benzer, Shaw Natsui, Elizabeth Mort
BACKGROUND: Incident reporting is a recognized tool for healthcare quality improvement. These systems, which aim to capture near-misses and harm events, enable organizations to gather critical information about failure modes and design mitigation strategies. Although many hospitals have employed these systems, little is known about safety themes in emergency medicine incident reporting. Our objective was to systematically analyze and thematically code 1 year of incident reports. METHODS: A mixed-methods analysis was performed on 1 year of safety reporting data from a large, urban tertiary-care emergency department using a modified grounded theory approach...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650368/the-home-healthcare-universal-best-practice-protocol
#7
Gina L Panozzo, Jeanette Rossetti, Katherine Hess
To address rehospitalization rates and emergency department rates that were above the state and national averages, a quality improvement project was implemented at a midsized home healthcare agency. In order to address these escalating rates, the Home Health Universal Best Practice Protocol was developed and implemented by a home healthcare consultant. The protocol is evidence-based, time-specific, comprehensive, and includes interventions that are linked to reducing avoidable hospital visits. Interventions include risk assessment for rehospitalization, initiation of telehealth, utilization of teach-back method, and timely documentation...
July 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650248/health-services-utilization-among-fee-for-service-medicare-and-medicaid-patients-under-age-65-with-behavioral-health-illness-at-an-urban-safety-net-hospital
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Ramon S Cancino, Brian W Jack, John Jarvis, Alice Kate Cummings, Ellie Cooper, Pierre-Yves Cremieux, James F Burgess
BACKGROUND: In 2011, fee-for-service patients with both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligible) sustained $319.5 billion in health care costs. OBJECTIVE: To describe the emergency department (ED) use and hospital admissions of adult dual eligible patients aged under 65 years who used an urban safety net hospital. METHODS: This was a retrospective database analysis of patients aged between 18 and 65 years with Medicare and Medicaid, who used an urban safety net academic health center between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2011...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650246/economic-outcomes-of-first-line-regimen-switching-among-stable-patients-with-hiv
#9
Lisa Rosenblatt, Ami R Buikema, Jerry Seare, Lindsay G S Bengtson, Jonathan Johnson, Feng Cao, Angelina Villasis-Keever
BACKGROUND: Although switching of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a valid approach for addressing treatment failure in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), ART changes among those who are well maintained on their current regimens may lead to the development of new side effects or resistance. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of first-line regimen switching on subsequent health care utilization and cost among stable HIV patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims data study of adult patients with HIV who initiated ART between 2007 and 2013 and had been treated with their initial regimens for at least 6 continuous months...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649417/pilot-study-of-a-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-a-web-based-intervention-targeting-adolescents-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-asthma
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Christine L M Joseph, Prashant Mahajan, Stephanie Stokes-Buzzelli, Dayna A Johnson, Elizabeth Duffy, Renee Williams, Talan Zhang, Dennis R Ownby, Shannon Considine, Mei Lu
BACKGROUND: Low-income African-American adolescents use preventive medical services less frequently than their White counterparts, indicating a need for effective interventions targeting this group. Puff City is a Web-based, asthma management program for urban adolescents that has been evaluated in high school settings with promising results. The objective of this pilot was to assess the feasibility of initiating Puff City (treatment) in an emergency department setting, thereby informing the conduct of an individual randomized trial to evaluate its effectiveness compared to a generic, Web-based program (control) in preventing subsequent emergency department (ED) visits...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649384/association-between-rapid-serum-sodium-correction-and-rhabdomyolysis-in-water-intoxication-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Masahiro Kashiura, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Patients with water intoxication may develop rhabdomyolysis. Existing studies suggest a relationship between the serum sodium correction rate and rhabdomyolysis. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between the sodium correction rate and rhabdomyolysis in patients with water intoxication. METHODS: Medical records from all cases of water intoxication presenting to the emergency department and admitted to a single tertiary emergency hospital between September 2012 and August 2016 were examined retrospectively...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649188/using-video-conferencing-to-deliver-a-brief-motivational-intervention-for-alcohol-and-sex-risk-to-emergency-department-patients-a-proof-of-concept-pilot-study
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Mark A Celio, Nadine R Mastroleo, Graham DiGuiseppi, Nancy P Barnett, Suzanne M Colby, Christopher W Kahler, Don Operario, Brian Suffoletto, Peter M Monti
Brief motivational intervention (MI) is an efficacious approach to reduce heavy drinking and associated sexual risk behavior among Emergency Department (ED) patients, but the intensity of demands placed on ED staff makes the implementation of in-person MIs logistically challenging. This proof-of-concept pilot study examined the acceptability and logistic feasibility of using video-conferencing technology to deliver an MI targeting heavy drinking and risky sexual behavior to patients in an ED setting. Rigorous screening procedures were employed to ensure that the pilot sample represents the target portion of ED patients who would benefit from this multi-target MI...
2017: Addiction Research & Theory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648856/presentations-for-hypoglycemia-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus-to-emergency-departments-in-a-canadian-province-a-database-and-epidemiological-analysis
#13
Chris J Alexiu, Anderson Chuck, Susan E Jelinski, Brian H Rowe
AIMS: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus was reportedly 9% in 2014, making it one of the most common global chronic conditions. Hypoglycemia is an important complication of diabetes treatment. The objective of this study was to quantify and characterize hypoglycemia presentations associated with type 1 or 2 diabetes made to emergency departments (EDs) by adults in a Canadian province. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using reliable administrative data from Alberta for a five-year period (2010/11-2014/15)...
March 11, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648682/a-qualitative-investigation-of-exercise-perceptions-and-experiences-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-before-during-and-after-participation-in-a-personally-tailored-exercise-program
#14
Helen Crank, Anouska Carter, Liam Humphreys, Nicky Snowdon, Amanda Daley, Nicola Woodroofe, Basil Sharrack, Jane Petty, John M Saxton
OBJECTIVE: To undertake a qualitative investigation of exercise perceptions and experiences in people with MS (PwMS) before, during and after participation in a personally-tailored program designed to promote long-term maintenance of self-directed exercise. DESIGN: Focus groups and semi-structured telephone interviews. SETTING: University Exercise Science Department close to the recruiting hospital. PARTICIPANTS: PwMS (N=33; aged 47...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648674/hemodynamic-changes-in-patients-with-influenza-a-after-propacetamol-infusion-in-the-emergency-department
#15
Hyun Jong Lee, Young Ju Suh, Ah Jin Kim, Seung Baik Han, Areum Durey
OBJECTIVES: Recently, there has been an emerging clinical data suggesting that intravenous propacetamol may cause iatrogenic hypotension. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate hemodynamic changes after propacetamol infusion in the emergency department (ED) with the patients of influenza A. Secondary objective was to assess the incidence of propacetamol-induced significant hypotension and to evaluate factors associated with this adverse effect by comparing two groups of patients with or without a significant reduction in blood pressure (BP)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648550/individual-housing-based-socioeconomic-status-predicts-risk-of-accidental-falls-among-adults
#16
Euijung Ryu, Young J Juhn, Philip H Wheeler, Matthew A Hathcock, Chung-Il Wi, Janet E Olson, James R Cerhan, Paul Y Takahashi
PURPOSE: Accidental falls are a major public health concern among people of all ages. Little is known about whether an individual-level housing-based socioeconomic status measure is associated with the risk of accidental falls. METHODS: Among 12,286 Mayo Clinic Biobank participants residing in Olmsted County, Minnesota, subjects who experienced accidental falls between the biobank enrollment and September 2014 were identified using ICD-9 codes evaluated at emergency departments...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648522/are-children-born-with-birth-defects-at-increased-risk-of-injuries-in-early-childhood
#17
Rachel E Rutkowski, Jason L Salemi, Jean Paul Tanner, Suzanne Anjohrin, Philip Cavicchia, Heather Lake-Burger, Russell S Kirby
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent to which children with birth defects experience differential likelihood of various injuries and injury-related hospitalizations in early childhood. STUDY DESIGN: The Florida Birth Defects Registry was used to identify infants born 2006-2010 with select birth defects. Injury matrices were used to detect injuries in inpatient, ambulatory, and emergency department admissions for each infant up to their third birthday. χ(2)tests were used to compare sociodemographic and perinatal characteristics of children, by presence of an injury-related hospital admission...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648454/disinfection-of-gloved-hands-for-multiple-activities-with-indicated-glove-use-on-the-same-patient
#18
REVIEW
Günter Kampf, Sebastian Lemmen
Most hand hygiene guidelines recommend that gloves should be changed during patient care when an indication for hand disinfection occurs. Observational studies indicate that the majority of healthcare workers (HCWs) do not disinfect their hands at all during continued glove wear. The aim of this narrative review is to assess the potential benefits and risks for disinfecting gloved hands during patient care for multiple activities with indicated glove use on the same patient. Continued glove wear for multiple activities on the same patient often results in performing procedures, including aseptic procedures with contaminated gloves, especially in a setting where there are many indications in a short time, e...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648408/nhsla-litigation-in-hip-fractures-lessons-learnt-from-nhsla-data
#19
Joseph Ring, Christopher Talbot, Charlotte Cross, Kunal Hinduja
Hip fractures are a major cause of trauma related death, usually occurring in vulnerable elderly patients. There are an estimated 70,000 hip fractures in the UK per year with numbers set to rise. The estimated annual cost to the healthcare economy is in the region of £2 billion. A 17-year review examining litigation related to hip fractures was undertaken. Under a freedom of information request, data was obtained relating to all orthopaedic claims made to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) between 1995 and 2012...
June 19, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648218/innovative-information-technology-powered-population-health-care-management-improves-outcomes-and-reduces-hospital-readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits
#20
Sharon Anderson, Michele Campbell, Donna Mahoney, Ann Kathryn Muther, Janice Nevin, Patricia Resnik, Tabassum Salam, Terri Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic conditions are often the most frequent users of health care. Moreover, adapting to developments in one's illness, understanding how to self-manage a chronic illness, and sharing information between primary care and specialty providers, can be a full-time job for someone with a chronic illness. In response to these challenges, Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Delaware) developed Care Link, an information technology (IT)-enhanced care management support to enable populations of patients to achieve better clinical outcomes at lower cost...
July 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
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