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Julian C Harnoss, Isabelle Zelienka, Pascal Probst, Kathrin Grummich, Catharina Müller-Lantzsch, Jonathan M Harnoss, Alexis Ulrich, Markus W Büchler, Markus K Diener
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate available evidence regarding effectiveness and safety of surgical versus conservative treatment of acute appendicitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is ongoing debate on the merits of surgical and conservative treatment for acute appendicitis. METHODS: A systematic literature search (Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase) and hand search of retrieved reference lists up to January 2016 was conducted to identify randomized and nonrandomized studies...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Mervi Flinkman, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Yunsuk Jeon, Liisa Kuokkanen, Riitta Meretoja
AIM: To report a systematic and psychometric review. BACKGROUND: The Nurse Competence Scale is currently the most widely used generic instrument to measure registered nurses' competence in different phases of their careers. Based on a decade of research, this review provides a summary of the existing evidence. DESIGN: A systematic literature review of research evidence and psychometric properties. DATA SOURCES: Nine databases from 2004 - October 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Oleksa G Rewa, Pierre-Marc Villeneuve, Philippe Lachance, Dean T Eurich, Henry T Stelfox, R T Noel Gibney, Lisa Hartling, Robin Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw
OBJECTIVES: Renal replacement therapy is increasingly utilized in the intensive care unit (ICU), of which continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is most common. Despite CRRT being a relatively invasive and resource intensive technology, there remains wide practice variation in its application. This systematic review appraised the evidence for quality indicators (QIs) of CRRT care in critically ill patients. DESIGN: A comprehensive search strategy was developed and performed in five citation databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, and PubMed) and select grey literature sources...
October 11, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Mark Tambe Keboa, Natalie Hiles, Mary Ellen Macdonald
INTRODUCTION: Improving the oral health of refugees and asylum seekers is a global priority, yet little is known about the overall burden of oral diseases and their causes for this population. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize available evidence on the oral health of, and access to oral health care by this population. METHODS: Using a scoping review methodology, we retrieved 3321 records from eight databases and grey literature; 44 publications met the following inclusion criteria: empirical research focused on refugees and/or asylum seekers' oral health, published between 1990 and 2014 in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish...
October 7, 2016: Globalization and Health
Nahla Tayyib, Fiona Coyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are associated with substantial health burden, but could be preventable. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) prevention has become a priority for all healthcare settings, as it is considered a sign of quality of care providing. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at higher risk for HAPUs development. Despite the availability of published prevention strategies, there is a little evidence about which strategies can be safely integrated into routine standard care and have an impact on HAPUs prevention...
October 6, 2016: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Leanne Anderson, Jessie Wilson, Gary Williams
BACKGROUND/AIM: Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) demonstrate limited participation in daily occupations which negatively impacts their physical and psycho-social wellbeing. The CO-OP approach is strongly supported within the literature as an effective treatment for DCD when delivered as a one-on-one therapy. Group interventions have proven to be effective in increasing self-esteem, decreasing feelings of isolation and are a cost effective way of delivering therapy...
October 5, 2016: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Joanne Jordan, Louise Rose, Katie N Dainty, Jane Noyes, Bronagh Blackwood
BACKGROUND: Prolonged mechanical ventilation is associated with a longer intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and higher mortality. Consequently, methods to improve ventilator weaning processes have been sought. Two recent Cochrane systematic reviews in ICU adult and paediatric populations concluded that protocols can be effective in reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation, but there was significant heterogeneity in study findings. Growing awareness of the benefits of understanding the contextual factors impacting on effectiveness has encouraged the integration of qualitative evidence syntheses with effectiveness reviews, which has delivered important insights into the reasons underpinning (differential) effectiveness of healthcare interventions...
October 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Dana M Zive, Jennifer Cook, Charissa Yang, David Sibell, Susan W Tolle, Michael Lieberman
In April 2015, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) deployed a web-based, electronic medical record-embedded application created by third party vendor Vynca Inc. to allow real-time education, and completion of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Forms are automatically linked to the Epic Systems™ electronic health record (EHR) patient header and submitted to a state Registry, improving efficiency, accuracy, and rapid access to and retrieval of these important medical orders. POLST Forms, implemented in Oregon in 1992, are standardized portable medical orders used to document patient treatment goals for end-of-life care...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
Jean Adams, Frances C Hillier-Brown, Helen J Moore, Amelia A Lake, Vera Araujo-Soares, Martin White, Carolyn Summerbell
BACKGROUND: Grey literature includes a range of documents not controlled by commercial publishing organisations. This means that grey literature can be difficult to search and retrieve for evidence synthesis. Much knowledge and evidence in public health, and other fields, accumulates from innovation in practice. This knowledge may not even be of sufficient formality to meet the definition of grey literature. We term this knowledge 'grey information'. Grey information may be even harder to search for and retrieve than grey literature...
September 29, 2016: Systematic Reviews
Zahra Eskandari, Rajab-Ali Sadrkhanlou, Vahid Nejati, Gholamreza Tizro
BACKGROUND: It is reasonable to think that some biochemical characteristics of follicular fluid (FF) surrounding the oocyte may play a critical role in determining the quality of oocyte and the subsequent potential needed to achieve fertilization and embryo development. OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to evaluate the levels of FF homocysteine (Hcy) in IVF candidate polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) women and any relationships with FF glucose and estradiol (E2) levels...
August 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
Hassan Goodarzi, Seyed-Masoud Khatami, Hammidreza Javadzadeh, Sadrollah Mahmoudi, Hojjatollah Khajehpour, Soleiman Heidari, Morteza Khodaparast, Ali Ebrahimi, Hamidreza Rasouli, Mohammadreza Ghane, Mehrdad Faraji, Kasra Hassanpour
BACKGROUND: Picture archiving and communication system (PACS) has allowed the medical images to be transmitted, stored, retrieved, and displayed in different locations of a hospital or health system. Using PACS in the emergency department will eventually result in improved efficiency and patient care. In spite of the abundant benefits of employing PACS, there are some challenges in implementing this technology like users' resistance to accept the technology, which has a critical role in PACS success...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Matthew Menear, Michel Gervais, Emmanuelle Careau, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Guylaine Cloutier, André Delorme, Maman Joyce Dogba, Michèle Dugas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Michel Gilbert, Diane Harvey, Janie Houle, Nick Kates, Sara Knowles, Neasa Martin, Donald Nease, Pierre Pluye, Esther Samson, Hervé Tchala Vignon Zomahoun, France Légaré
INTRODUCTION: Collaborative mental healthcare (CMHC) has garnered worldwide interest as an effective, team-based approach to managing common mental disorders in primary care. However, questions remain about how CMHC works and why it works in some circumstances but not others. In this study, we will review the evidence on one understudied but potentially critical component of CMHC, namely the engagement of patients and families in care. Our aims are to describe the strategies used to engage people with depression or anxiety disorders and their families in CMHC and understand how these strategies work, for whom and in what circumstances...
2016: BMJ Open
C Signorelli, M Riccò, A Odone
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that countries' health policies should give high priority to primary prevention of occupational health hazards. Scant data are available on health expenditure on workplace prevention and safety services and on its impact on occupational health outcomes in Italy and in other European countries. STUDY DESIGN: objective of the present study was to systematically retrieve, analyse and critically appraise the available national-level data on public health expenditure on workplace prevention and safety services as well as to correlate them with occupational health outcomes...
September 2016: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
Susan E Spratt, Katherine Pereira, Bradi B Granger, Bryan C Batch, Matthew Phelan, Michael Pencina, Marie Lynn Miranda, Ebony Boulware, Joseph E Lucas, Charlotte L Nelson, Benjamin Neely, Benjamin A Goldstein, Pamela Barth, Rachel L Richesson, Isaretta L Riley, Leonor Corsino, Eugenia R McPeek Hinz, Shelley Rusincovitch, Jennifer Green, Anna Beth Barton, Carly Kelley, Kristen Hyland, Monica Tang, Amanda Elliott, Ewa Ruel, Alexander Clark, Melanie Mabrey, Kay Lyn Morrissey, Jyothi Rao, Beatrice Hong, Marjorie Pierre-Louis, Katherine Kelly, Nicole Jelesoff
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the sensitivity and specificity of 8 electronic health record (EHR)-based phenotypes for diabetes mellitus against gold-standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diagnostic criteria via chart review by clinical experts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified EHR-based diabetes phenotype definitions that were developed for various purposes by a variety of users, including academic medical centers, Medicare, the New York City Health Department, and pharmacy benefit managers...
September 11, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Katie Trainor, Gerard Leavey
BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illness (PWSMI) die 15-20 years earlier than people in the general population and this is often due to preventable smoking-related health conditions. Studies that identify barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation are crucial for policy makers and health care professionals. AIMS: This appraisal aims to identify and critically appraise qualitative studies which explore smoking experiences and barriers to smoking cessation among PWSMI...
July 20, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Michel Dumontier, Alasdair J G Gray, M Scott Marshall, Vladimir Alexiev, Peter Ansell, Gary Bader, Joachim Baran, Jerven T Bolleman, Alison Callahan, José Cruz-Toledo, Pascale Gaudet, Erich A Gombocz, Alejandra N Gonzalez-Beltran, Paul Groth, Melissa Haendel, Maori Ito, Simon Jupp, Nick Juty, Toshiaki Katayama, Norio Kobayashi, Kalpana Krishnaswami, Camille Laibe, Nicolas Le Novère, Simon Lin, James Malone, Michael Miller, Christopher J Mungall, Laurens Rietveld, Sarala M Wimalaratne, Atsuko Yamaguchi
Access to consistent, high-quality metadata is critical to finding, understanding, and reusing scientific data. However, while there are many relevant vocabularies for the annotation of a dataset, none sufficiently captures all the necessary metadata. This prevents uniform indexing and querying of dataset repositories. Towards providing a practical guide for producing a high quality description of biomedical datasets, the W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG) identified Resource Description Framework (RDF) vocabularies that could be used to specify common metadata elements and their value sets...
2016: PeerJ
Lisa Musillo, Laryssa Marie Grguric-Smith, Edward Coffield, Karen Totino, Jody C DiGiacomo
INTRODUCTION: Nutrition therapy is essential to the care of critically ill patients. Information that is used to calculate the differences between patients' nutrition prescription and actual provision may be flawed due to errors in manually recording the amount of enteral nutrition (EN) provided. This study's purpose was to evaluate the accuracy of the EN volume delivered as recorded in the electronic medical record (EMR) relative to the EN volume retrieved from the EN pump. METHODS: This prospective, blinded, observational study occurred from June 2014 to April 2015 with a total of 218 patients...
September 1, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Leslie Rittenmeyer, Dolores Huffman, Michael Alagna, Ellen Moore
BACKGROUND: "Watchful waiting" or "active surveillance" is an alternative approach in the medical management of certain diseases. Most often considered appropriate as an approach to treatment for low-risk prostate cancer, it is also found in the literature in breast cancer surveillance, urinary lithiasis, lymphocytic leukemia, depression and small renal tumors. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review sought to:Identify and synthesize the best available international evidence on the experience of adults who choose watchful waiting or active surveillance as an approach to medical treatment...
February 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Michal Sheleg, Qili Yu, Christine Go, George C Wagner, Alexander Kusnecov, Renping Zhou
During development of the nervous system, molecular signals mediating cell-cell interactions play critical roles in the guidance of axonal growth and establishment of synaptic functions. The Eph family of tyrosine kinase receptors and their ephrin ligands has been shown to mediate neuronal interactions in the development of topographic axon projection maps in several brain regions, and the loss of Eph activities result in defects in select axonal pathways. However, effects of deficiencies of the Eph signals on animal behavior have not been well documented...
August 18, 2016: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
Samuel M Galvagno, Charles E Smith, Albert J Varon, Erik A Hasenboehler, Shahnaz Sultan, Gregory Shaefer, Kathleen B To, Adam Fox, Darrell E R Alley, Michael Ditillo, Bellal A Joseph, Bryce R H Robinson, Elliot Haut
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic trauma is the second most prevalent non-intentional injury in the United States, and is associated with significant morbidity. Analgesia for blunt thoracic trauma was first addressed by the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) with a practice management guideline published in 2005. Since that time, it was hypothesized that there have been advances in the analgesic management for blunt thoracic trauma. As a result, updated guidelines for this topic using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) framework recently adopted by EAST are presented...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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