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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738090/maternal-25-oh-d-concentrations-%C3%A2-40-ng-ml-associated-with-60-lower-preterm-birth-risk-among-general-obstetrical-patients-at-an-urban-medical-center
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Sharon L McDonnell, Keith A Baggerly, Carole A Baggerly, Jennifer L Aliano, Christine B French, Leo L Baggerly, Myla D Ebeling, Charles S Rittenberg, Christopher G Goodier, Julio F Mateus Niño, Rebecca J Wineland, Roger B Newman, Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner
BACKGROUND: Given the high rate of preterm birth (PTB) nationwide and data from RCTs demonstrating risk reduction with vitamin D supplementation, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) implemented a new standard of care for pregnant women to receive vitamin D testing and supplementation. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the reported inverse relationship between maternal 25(OH)D and PTB risk could be replicated at MUSC, an urban medical center treating a large, diverse population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564548/feasibility-of-developing-a-pediatric-telehealth-network-in-honduras-with-international-consultation-support
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Mary Brooks, Kenton R Holden, Reyna M Durón, James T McElligott, Andrea Summer
INTRODUCTION: Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America, and roughly 50% of the population lives in rural areas. A telehealth network linking these areas to larger health centers may improve patient access to care, and physician access to educational opportunities. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of establishing a pediatric telehealth network between underserved clinics in Honduras and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). METHODS: Two underserved Honduran clinics were identified and invited to participate in the telehealth network...
April 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538055/high-reliability-principles-must-be-tied-to-value-based-outcomes
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Mitchell L Wasden
WellStar Health System and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), highlighted in this issue's feature articles, are two organizations seeking to drive high reliability by educating leaders and incorporating high-reliability principles into their quality improvement (QI) efforts. The organizations have taken slightly different approaches to executing on high reliability, yet both are encouraged by the apparent success of high-reliability principles in other industries.The high-reliability framework is often applied to healthcare despite the limitations of comparing healthcare organizations to nuclear reactors, commercial airlines, and aircraft carriers...
July 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538053/achieving-high-reliability-through-cultural-mindfulness
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Patrick J Cawley, Danielle B Scheurer
Healthcare has enthusiastically embraced quality and safety improvement. Yet, more radical transformation is clearly needed to make a more significant impact on error reduction and to ensure consistent quality. This need for transformation is leading healthcare to examine how other industries, such as nuclear power and aviation, improve safety to achieve a high degree of reliability and avoid potential catastrophes. Research has shown that successful organizations in high-risk industries achieve high reliability by maintaining a cultural mindfulness that allows them to continually reinvent themselves in complex environments...
July 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471925/improving-staffing-and-nurse-engagement-in-a-neuroscience-intermediate-unit
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Charles Nadolski, Pheraby Britt, Leah C Ramos
The neuroscience intermediate unit is a 23-bed unit that was initially staffed with a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:4 to 1:5. In time, the unit's capacity to care for the exceeding number of progressively acute patients fell short of the desired goals in the staff affecting the nurse satisfaction. The clinical nurses desired a lower nurse-patient ratio. The purpose of this project was to justify a staffing increase through a return on investment and increased quality metrics. METHODS: This initiative used mixed methodology to determine the ideal staffing for a neuroscience intermediate unit...
June 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460127/effects-of-combining-a-brief-cognitive-intervention-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-pain-tolerance-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Abigail Powers, Alok Madan, Megan Hilbert, Scott T Reeves, Mark George, Michael R Nash, Jeffrey J Borckardt
Objective.:  Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be effective for treating chronic pain, and a growing literature shows the potential analgesic effects of minimally invasive brain stimulation. However, few studies have systematically investigated the potential benefits associated with combining approaches. The goal of this pilot laboratory study was to investigate the combination of a brief cognitive restructuring intervention and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in affecting pain tolerance...
April 26, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445200/the-nasal-tip-rotation-flap-for-reconstruction-of-the-lateral-nasal-tip-anterior-ala-and-soft-triangle-the-authors-experience-with-55-patients
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Anastasia Benoit, S Tyler Hollmig, Brian C Leach
BACKGROUND: Defects of the lateral nasal tip, anterior ala, and soft triangle subunits lack reconstructive options that are consistently satisfactory. For such defects, the novel anterior-based nasal tip rotation flap provides functional and aesthetic results in a single operative session. OBJECTIVE: To describe the authors' experience with the nasal tip rotation flap, including patient selection and design modifications to enhance aesthetic success. METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective database review of nasal tip rotation flap repairs was performed at the Medical University of South Carolina and Stanford University Medical Center...
April 24, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397537/titanium-ossicular-chain-reconstruction-revision-success-and-preoperative-factors-predicting-success
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Phong T Le, Brendan P O'Connell, Andrew B Baker, Robert G Keller, Paul R Lambert
Objective Determine rates of success after revision titanium ossicular chain reconstruction with either partial or total ossicular replacement prosthesis and assess preoperative factors predicting positive outcomes. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary hospital. Subjects and Methods The charts of 76 surgical patients who underwent revision titanium ossicular chain reconstruction from 2003 to 2014 were abstracted from a prospectively maintained database at the Medical University of South Carolina...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274987/the-university-of-north-carolina-medical-center-pharmacy-resident-leadership-certificate-program
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Kayley Lyons, Danielle Griggs, Rachel Lebovic, Mary E Roth, David A South, Chad Hatfield
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a certificate program for pharmacy residents are described. SUMMARY: University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center met the call for increased efforts in the area of pharmacy residency leadership training through the design, implementation, and evaluation of a leadership certificate program. The purpose of the UNC certificate program is to develop leaders who will serve others, improve their communities, and advance the profession...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249070/association-between-baseline-corticothalamic-mediated-inhibitory-control-and-smoking-relapse-vulnerability
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Brett Froeliger, Patrick A McConnell, Spencer Bell, Maggie Sweitzer, Rachel V Kozink, Christie Eichberg, Matt Hallyburton, Nicole Kaiser, Kevin M Gray, F Joseph McClernon
Importance: Tobacco use disorder is associated with dysregulated neurocognitive function in the right inferior frontal gyrus (IFG)-one node in a corticothalamic inhibitory control (IC) network. Objective: To examine associations between IC neural circuitry structure and function and lapse/relapse vulnerability in 2 independent studies of adult smokers. Design, Setting, and Participants: In study 1, treatment-seeking smokers (n = 81) completed an IC task during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before making a quit attempt and then were followed up for 10 weeks after their quit date...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170316/medical-university-of-south-carolina-telestroke-a-telemedicine-facilitated-network-for-stroke-treatment-in-south-carolina-a-progress-report
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Sami Al Kasab, Robert J Adams, Ellen Debenham, David J Jones, Christine Ann Holmstedt
BACKGROUND: Patients in rural communities lack access to acute stroke therapies. Rapid administration of lytic therapy increases the likelihood of favorable functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). At the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), we implemented a Web-based telestroke program that allows patients presenting with AIS at a rural hospital to receive expert stroke consultation within minutes. This increases their chances of receiving lytic therapy, and therefore increases the likelihood of good functional outcome...
February 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146243/effect-of-a-brief-memory-updating-intervention-on-smoking-behavior-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Lisa J Germeroth, Matthew J Carpenter, Nathaniel L Baker, Brett Froeliger, Steven D LaRowe, Michael E Saladin
Importance: Recent research on addiction-related memory processes suggests that protracted extinction training following brief cue-elicited memory retrieval (ie, retrieval-extinction [R-E] training) can attenuate/eradicate the ability of cues to elicit learned behaviors. One study reported that cue-elicited craving among detoxified heroin addicts was substantially attenuated following R-E training and through 6-month follow-up. Objective: To build on these impressive findings by examining whether R-E training could attenuate smoking-related craving and behavior...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145946/emergency-medical-technician-training-during-medical-school-benefits-for-the-hidden-curriculum
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Rebecca Russ-Sellers, Thomas H Blackwell
PROBLEM: Medical schools are encouraged to introduce students to clinical experiences early, to integrate biomedical and clinical sciences, and to expose students to interprofessional health providers and teams. One important goal is for students to gain a better understanding of the patients they will care for in the future and how their social and behavioral characteristics may affect care delivery. APPROACH: To promote early clinical exposure and biomedical integration, in 2012 the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville incorporated emergency medical technician (EMT) training into the curriculum...
July 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102533/hospital-incident-command-first-responders-or-receiving-centers
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Brian Fletcher, Amanda Knight, Brandy Pockrus, Matthew J Wain, Kathy Lehman-Huskamp
OBJECTIVES: (1) Propose a conceptual model of an alternative hospital incident management system (HIMS) that integrates concepts used by emergency operations centers (EOCs). (2) Compare HIMS to the standard hospital incident command system (HICS) model. DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study was performed. Two identical tabletop incident scenarios were presented, one utilizing HICS and one using HIMS. Participants completed postexercise surveys for each tabletop. Surveys contained both knowledge and satisfaction questions...
2016: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089474/what-happened-to-the-complication-the-importance-of-acs-nsqip-pediatric-in-optimizing-quality-improvement-initiatives-for-resident-education
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Bennett W Calder, Joseph V Sakran, Christian J Streck, Robert A Cina
OBJECTIVE: Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference is considered the golden hour of surgical education. Most training programs lack standardized methods to evaluate self-reported outcomes and contributions to resident education. The purpose of this study was to determine whether residents underreport pediatric postoperative complications thereby limiting a comprehensive educational opportunity and the ability to adequately perform quality improvement during M&M conference. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of resident reports submitted to the M&M committee at an academic medical center was conducted over 1 year...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060172/applications-of-burow-s-grafts-in-the-reconstruction-of-mohs-micrographic-surgery-defects
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Anastasia Benoit, Brian C Leach, Joel Cook
BACKGROUND: Surgical defects in anatomically challenging locations, such as near free margins or crossing cosmetic subunits, may present reconstructive challenges to the dermatologic surgeon. For selected defects, Burow's grafts may produce functional and aesthetic results in a single operative session. OBJECTIVE: To describe the applications of the Burow's graft technique for the repair of defects after Mohs micrographic surgery. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective database review of surgical defects repaired with Burow's grafting after Mohs micrographic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina was performed...
April 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998880/social-media-use-among-living-kidney-donors-and-recipients-survey-on-current-practice-and-potential
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Abby Swanson Kazley, Bashir Hamidi, Wendy Balliet, Prabhakar Baliga
BACKGROUND: In the United States, there is a national shortage of organs donated for transplant. Among the solid organs, most often kidneys are donated by living donors, but the lack of information and complicated processes limit the number of individuals who serve as living kidney donors. Social media can be a tool for advocacy, educating the public about the need, process, and outcomes of live kidney donors, yet little is known about social media use by kidney transplant patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the social media use of potential kidney transplant patients and their willingness to use social media and their networks to advocate and educate about living kidney donation...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968885/disclosure-of-sexual-orientation-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Weiming Tang, Jessica Mao, Songyuan Tang, Chuncheng Liu, Katie Mollan, Terrence Wong, Ye Zhang, Michael Hudgens, Yilu Qin, Baoli Ma, Meizhen Liao, Bin Yang, Wei Ma, Dianmin Kang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: Most men who have sex with men (MSM) in China do not publicly disclose their sexual orientation. This low rate of disclosure may affect sexual behaviours, testing for HIV or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and disease transmission. This study examined factors associated with overall sexual orientation disclosure and disclosure to a healthcare professional. METHODS: We did a cross-sectional online survey of MSM in China from September 23, 2014, to October 8, 2014, through three national websites...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928052/feasibility-of-implementing-a-hospital-based-opt-out-tobacco-cessation-service
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Georges J Nahhas, Dianne Wilson, Vince Talbot, Kathleen B Cartmell, Graham W Warren, Benjamin A Toll, Matthew J Carpenter, K Michael Cummings
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and outcomes of implementing a hospital-based "opt-out" tobacco-cessation service. METHODS: In 2014, the Medical University of South Carolina adopted a policy that all hospitalized patients who self-report using tobacco be referred to tobacco-cessation service. This is a descriptive study of a real-world effort to implement guidelines for a hospital-based cessation service consistent with Joint Commission's standards. Between February 2014 and May 2015, 42 061 adults were admitted to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital...
December 7, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774444/changes-in-urine-microalbumin-to-creatinine-ratio-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-over-time
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Ibrahim F Shatat, Suparna Qanungo, Shannon Hudson, Marilyn A Laken, Susan M Hailpern
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) have microalbuminuria (MA). Very little is known about the progression of MA in children and young adults with SCD. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed 5-year EMR data of 373 children [with ≥2 microalbumin-to-creatinine (MA/Cr) ratio measurements] followed at the Medical University of South Carolina to determine the rate, direction, magnitude, and predictors of MA/Cr change over time. RESULTS: Age range was 1-22 years; mean 10...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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