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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454251/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-sigmoid-colon-lipoma-in-a-young-female-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Georgios I Panagiotakis, Alexandros G Andreou, Ioannis E Petrakis, Maria Tzardi, Maria Daskalogiannaki, Georgios E Chalkiadakis
Lipomas of the sigmoid colon are rare entities. The present case describes a 27-year-old Caucasian woman who underwent a laparoscopic sigmoidectomy following the detection of a giant lipoma. The young patient was referred to the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion (Crete, Greece) in May 2013 after experiencing intermittent abdominal cramping during defecation, and altering episodes of diarrhea and constipation. In addition, the patient described the protrusion of a solid tissue mass shaped like a 'champagne bottle cork' from the anus following defecation...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453826/unplanned-readmissions-within-30-days-after-discharge-improving-quality-through-easy-prediction
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Francesca Casalini, Susanna Salvetti, Silvia Memmini, Elena Lucaccini, Gabriele Massimetti, Pier Luigi Lopalco, Gaetano Pierpaolo Privitera
Objective: To propose an easy predictive model for the risk of rehospitalization, built from hospital administrative data, in order to prevent repeated admissions and to improve transitional care. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana (Pisa University Hospital). Participants: Patients residing in the territory of the province of Pisa (Tuscany Region) with at least one unplanned hospital admission leading to a medical Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) in the calendar year 2012...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453819/evaluation-of-a-care-transition-program-with-pharmacist-provided-home-based-medication-review-for-elderly-singaporeans-at-high-risk-of-readmissions
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McVin Hua Heng Cheen, Chong Ping Goon, Wan Chee Ong, Paik Shia Lim, Choon Nam Wan, Mei Yan Leong, Giat Yeng Khee
Objective: This study aimed to determine whether pharmacist-provided home-based medication review (HBMR) can reduce readmissions in the elderly. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Patient's home. Participants: Records of patients referred to a care transition program from March 2011 through March 2015 were reviewed. Patients aged 60 years and older taking more than 5 medications and had at least 2 unplanned admissions within 3 months preceding the first home visit were included...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453378/effectiveness-of-written-action-plans-for-acute-asthma-a-systematic-review
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Cristina Villa-Roel, Britt Voaklander, Maria B Ospina, Taylor Nikel, Sandra Campbell, Brian H Rowe
OBJECTIVE: Self-management is an essential part of achieving asthma control and improving long-term outcomes. While guidelines recommend the provision of written asthma action plans (AAPs), few patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) have one. This systematic review examined if individualized written AAPs reduce relapses in adults following an ED visit for acute asthma. DATA SOURCES: Comprehensive searches of seven electronic databases and grey literature were conducted...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453361/trends-in-hospital-utilization-and-costs-among-pediatric-palliative-care-recipients
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Prasanna Ananth, Patrice Melvin, Jay G Berry, Joanne Wolfe
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: Few previous studies have explored how pediatric palliative care (PPC) influences hospital utilization. We evaluated this among PPC recipients in a single center. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 109 patients ≥2 years of age who received PPC consultation at a large quaternary children's hospital from April 2009 to September 2010. We assessed frequencies of hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits, use of intensive interventions, and hospital costs...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453339/the-painful-sacrifice-the-epidemiology-of-hand-injuries-during-the-holy-festivals-in-the-sultanate-of-oman-a-10-year-case-control-study
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Sultan Al-Shaqsi, Taimoor Al-Bulushi, Ayman Al-Salmi, Ammar Al-Kashmiri, Ali Al-Lawatti
BACKGROUND: The human hand is an important functional and sensory organ. Its complex anatomy reflects its important functional capabilities. Many Muslim countries observe the holy festivals with a traditional sacrifice of an animal in order to share the meat (basic commodity) with beloved ones. During such festivals hand injuries have been reported to increase. This study aimed to compare cases and controls of hand injuries treated at the national trauma center in the Sultanate of Oman during a 10-year time period...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448780/integration-strategies-of-pharmacists-in-primary-care-based-accountable-care-organizations-a-report-from-the-accountable-care-organization-research-network-services-and-education
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Tina Joseph, Genevieve M Hale, Sara M Eltaki, Yesenia Prados, Renee Jones, Matthew J Seamon, Cynthia Moreau, Stephanie A Gernant
BACKGROUND: The accountable care organization (ACO) is an innovative health care delivery model centered on value-based care. ACOs consisting of primary care providers are increasingly becoming commonplace in practice; however, medication management remains suboptimal. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: As experts in medication management, pharmacists perform direct patient care and assist in the transition from one provider to another, which places them in an ideal position to manage multiple aspects of patient care...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448329/effect-of-educational-program-on-self-care-behaviors-and-health-outcome-among-patients-with-heart-failure-an-experimental-study
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Manal M Al-Sutari, Muayyad M Ahmad
OBJECTIVES: To implement an educational program for patients with heart failure and to assess its effectiveness on self-care behaviors and health outcomes (frequency of hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and deaths). METHODS: A comparative-experimental design was used. A total of 144 participants were randomized into the intervention group (who received individualized education session, self-care manual, and weekly phone calls) and the control group (who received usual care)...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447934/acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-patients-diagnosis-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
#9
Daniel Mohrer, Melissa Langhan
Pediatric acute kidney injury is a condition that is underdiagnosed among children seen in the emergency department, and it has been associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including increased risk for chronic kidney disease. The most common etiologies in pediatric patients are now known to be due to hypovolemia, sepsis, shock, and cardiac dysfunction. This issue compares 3 classification systems for the diagnosis and staging of acute kidney injury and reviews the etiologies that lead to kidney injury in children...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447933/acute-decompensated-heart-failure-new-strategies-for-improving-outcomes
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Emily Singer Fisher, Boyd Burns
Acute decompensated heart failure is a common emergency department presentation with significant associated morbidity and mortality. Heart failure accounts for more than 1 million hospitalizations annually, with a steadily increasing incidence as our population ages. This issue reviews recent literature regarding appropriate management of emergency department presentations of acute decompensated heart failure, with special attention to newer medication options. Emergency department management and appropriate interventions are discussed, along with critical decision-making points in resuscitation for both hypertensive and hypotensive patients...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447914/diagnosis-of-life-threatening-alpha-gal-food-allergy-appears-to-be-patient-driven
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Mary Grace Flaherty, Samantha Jan Kaplan, Maya R Jerath
OBJECTIVE: Patients exhibiting life-threatening symptoms associated with the alpha-gal food allergy (delayed urticaria or anaphylaxis due to mammalian meat) are frequently undiagnosed, causing unnecessary emergency department (ED) and health care visits, and extensive pain and suffering. This study aimed to determine the path to diagnosis experienced by alpha-gal patients. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted from March to June 2016 with a chronological systematic sample of approximately 10% of patients diagnosed with alpha-gal and treated by the University of North Carolina Allergy and Immunology Clinic (n = 28)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447144/-standardized-collection-of-presenting-complaints-in-the-emergency-room-integration-of-coded-presenting-complaints-into-the-electronic-medical-record-system-of-an-emergency-department-and-their-value-for-health-care-research
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F Greiner, D Brammen, M Kulla, F Walcher, B Erdmann
BACKGROUND: The point of entry of a patient in emergency care is a symptom or a complaint. To evaluate subsequent processes in an emergency department until a diagnosis is made, this information has to be taken into account. OBJECTIVES: We report the introduction of coded presenting complaints into the electronic medical record system of an emergency department and describe the patients based on these data. METHODS: The CEDIS presenting complaint list was integrated into the emergency department information system of an emergency department (38,000 patients/year)...
April 26, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446898/delayed-hospital-presentation-and-neuroimaging-in-non-surgical-spinal-cord-infarction
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Slaven Pikija, Johannes Sebastian Mutzenbach, Alexander B Kunz, Raffaele Nardone, Stefan Leis, Ildiko Deak, Mark R McCoy, Eugen Trinka, Johann Sellner
BACKGROUND: Lack of timely recognition and neuroimaging may be a barrier to reperfusion efforts in acute spinal cord infarction. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients diagnosed with acute non-surgical spinal cord infarction at our tertiary academic center from 2001 to 2015. We studied parameters associated with time from symptom onset to initial hospital presentation and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spinal cord. RESULTS: We identified 39 patients among whom anterior spinal artery syndrome was the most frequent presentation (87...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446746/peripheral-blood-akap7-expression-as-an-early-marker-for-lymphocyte-mediated-post-stroke-blood-brain-barrier-disruption
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Grant C O'Connell, Madison B Treadway, Ashley B Petrone, Connie S Tennant, Noelle Lucke-Wold, Paul D Chantler, Taura L Barr
Our group recently identified 16 genes whose peripheral blood expression levels are differentially regulated in acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the early expression levels of any of these 16 genes are predictive for post-stroke blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption. Transcriptional expression levels of candidate genes were measured in peripheral blood sampled from ischemic stroke patients at emergency department admission, and BBB permeability was assessed at 24 hour follow up via perfusion-weighted imaging...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446736/violating-organizational-and-social-norms-in-the-workplace-a-correlational-study-in-the-nursing-context
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Francesco Zaghini, Valentina Biagioli, Rosario Caruso, Sondra Badolamenti, Roberta Fida, Alessandro Sili
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine, in a sample of nurses, the relationships between the organizational context variables (i.e., workload, interpersonal conflicts, organizational constraints), the burnout, the moral disengagement, and the counterproductive work behaviors (CWB), within their clinical work settings. METHODS: A descriptive, correlational study was conducted in a sample of 347 nurses working in different clinical settings in a big university hospital in Central Italy...
April 21, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446485/primary-aortojejunal-fistula-a-rare-cause-for-massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Sylvester Paulasir, Rhami Khorfan, Christina Harsant, Harry Linne Anderson
A 68-year-old man presented to the emergency department with haematemesis and shock. Upper endoscopy and selective angiography could not identify the source of bleeding. He underwent selective embolisation of the gastroduodenal artery. The patient then had a period of about 24 hours with relative haemodynamic stability before having another episode of massive upper gastrointestinal bleed. A second attempt to embolise the common hepatic artery and distal coeliac axis was unsuccessful. Hence, he was urgently taken to the operating room for exploratory laparotomy...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446045/telemonitoring-in-home-complex-chronic-patients-from-primary-care-in-routine-clinical-practice-impact-on-healthcare-resources-use
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Iñaki Martín-Lesende, Estibalitz Orruño, Maider Mateos, Elizabete Recalde, José Asua, Eva Reviriego, Juan Carlos Bayón
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicates that home telemonitoring of chronic patients reduces the use of healthcare resources. However, further studies exploring this issue are needed in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a primary care-based home telemonitoring intervention for highly unstable chronic patients on the use of healthcare resources. METHODS: A one-year follow-up before and after exploratory study, without control group, was conducted...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445418/hyponatremia-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-from-fall-injuries-in-the-elderly
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Spencer C H Kuo, Pao-Jen Kuo, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Shiun-Yuan Hsu, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: Hyponatremia has been proposed as a contributor to falls in the elderly, which have become a major global issue with the aging of the population. This study aimed to assess the clinical presentation and outcomes of elderly patients with hyponatremia admitted due to fall injuries in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data obtained from the Trauma Registry System for trauma admissions from January 2009 through December 2014. Hyponatremia was defined as a serum sodium level <135 mEq/L, and only patients who had sustained a fall at ground level (<1 m) were included...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445278/analysis-of-treatment-of-large-abdominal-malignancies-in-children-complicated-with-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-report-of-six-cases
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Zeng Le-Xiang, Wu Yao-Hao, Li Na, Qiu Rong-Lin, Zhou Jia-Jia, Jiang Wen-Li, Zhang Jie, Deng Xiao-Geng
To explore effective treatment of large abdominal malignancies in children complicated with abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS).Six children with large abdominal malignancies complicated with ACS were admitted to our department from January 2013 to January 2016, and the changes in their breathing, heart rate, oxygen saturation, abdominal circumference, bladder pressure, and urine output, as well as the treatment measures and outcomes, were retrospectively analyzed.The 6 children included 1 child with bilateral nephroblastoma, 1 child with abdominal alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, 1 child with right ovarian malignant teratoma complicated with abdominal glioma, 1 child with abdominal malignant teratoma, 1 child with right nephroblastoma, and 1 child with left adrenal gland neuroblastoma...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445241/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-diagnostic-marker-in-pediatric-sepsis
#20
Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Mahmoud A El-Hawy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the response of the body to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The early prediction of sepsis by current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is increased in sepsis irrespective of renal dysfunction. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin value determined at admission with clinical progression and severity of disease in critically ill children and to declare its role as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for sepsis in critically ill children in the emergency department...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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