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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635672/towards-the-internet-of-smart-trains-a-review-on-industrial-iot-connected-railways
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Paula Fraga-Lamas, Tiago M Fernández-Caramés, Luis Castedo
Nowadays, the railway industry is in a position where it is able to exploit the opportunities created by the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and enabling communication technologies under the paradigm of Internet of Trains. This review details the evolution of communication technologies since the deployment of GSM-R, describing the main alternatives and how railway requirements, specifications and recommendations have evolved over time. The advantages of the latest generation of broadband communication systems (e...
June 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634428/marketization-in-long-term-care-a-cross-country-comparison-of-large-for-profit-nursing-home-chains
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Charlene Harrington, Frode F Jacobsen, Justin Panos, Allyson Pollock, Shailen Sutaria, Marta Szebehely
This article presents cross-country comparisons of trends in for-profit nursing home chains in Canada, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States. Using public and private industry reports, the study describes ownership, corporate strategies, costs, and quality of the 5 largest for-profit chains in each country. The findings show that large for-profit nursing home chains are increasingly owned by private equity investors, have had many ownership changes over time, and have complex organizational structures...
2017: Health Services Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633533/in-the-modern-era-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-is-cardiac-rehabilitation-engagement-purely-a-patient-or-a-service-level-decision
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Abdulrahman Al Quait, Patrick Doherty, Nils Gutacker, Joseph Mills
Aims Despite the proven benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), utilization rates remain below recommendation in the percutaneous coronary intervention cohort in most European countries. Although extensive research has been carried out on CR uptake, no previous study has investigated the factors that lead patients to attend the initial CR baseline assessment (CR engagement). This paper attempts to provide new insights into CR engagement in the growing percutaneous coronary intervention population. Methods and results In total, we analysed data on 59,807 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention during 2013 to 2016 (mean age 65 years; 25% female)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633152/state-of-pelvic-and-acetabular-surgery-in-the-developing-world-a-global-survey-of-orthopaedic-surgeons-at-surgical-implant-generation-network-sign-hospitals
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Paul S Whiting, Duane R Anderson, Daniel D Galat, Lewis G Zirkle, Douglas W Lundy, Hassan R Mir
OBJECTIVES: To document the current state of pelvic and acetabular surgery in the developing world and to identify critical areas for improvement in the treatment of these complex injuries. DESIGN: A 50-question online survey. SETTING: International, multicenter. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: One hundred eighty-one orthopaedic surgeons at Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) hospitals, which represent a cross-section of institutions in low- and middle-income countries that treat high-energy musculoskeletal trauma...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629438/an-output-evaluation-of-a-health-research-foundation-s-enhanced-grant-review-process-for-new-investigators
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Gregory W Hammond, Mê-Linh Lê, Tannis Novotny, Stephanie P B Caligiuri, Grant N Pierce, John Wade
BACKGROUND: We assessed the ability of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF, a small not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Manitoba Blue Cross) to determine the best candidates for selection to receive research funding support among new researchers applying to the Research Operating Grants Programme (ROGP). METHODS: Using bibliometric and grants funding analyses, we retrospectively compared indices of academic outputs from five cohorts of MMSF-funded and not MMSF-funded applicants to the annual MMSF ROGP over 2008 to 2012, from 1 to 5 years after having received evaluation decisions from the MMSF enhanced grant review process...
June 19, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629382/community-first-responders-and-responder-schemes-in-the-united-kingdom-systematic-scoping-review
#6
Viet-Hai Phung, Ian Trueman, Fiona Togher, Roderick Orner, A Niroshan Siriwardena
BACKGROUND: Community First Responder (CFR) schemes support lay people to respond to medical emergencies, working closely with ambulance services. They operate widely in the UK. There has been no previous review of UK literature on these schemes. This is the first systematic scoping review of UK literature on CFR schemes, which identifies the reasons for becoming a CFR, requirements for training and feedback and confusion between the CFR role and that of ambulance service staff. This study also reveals gaps in the evidence base for CFR schemes...
June 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629328/impact-of-systematic-capacity-building-on-cataract-surgical-service-development-in-25-hospitals
#7
Katherine Judson, Paul Courtright, Thulsiraj Ravilla, Rohit Khanna, Ken Bassett
BACKGROUND: This study measured the effectiveness and cost of a capacity building intervention in 25 eye hospitals in South Asia, East Africa and Latin America over 4 years. The intervention involved eye care non-governmental organizations or high-performing eye hospitals acting as "mentors" to underperforming eye hospitals- "mentees" in 10 countries. Intervention activities included systematic planning and support for training and key equipment purchases as well as hospital-specific mentoring which focused on strengthening leadership, increasing the volume and equity of community outreach, improving surgical quality and volume, strengthening organizational and financial management and streamlining operational processes...
June 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628151/-assessment-and-comparison-of-hospital-operating-efficiency-under-different-management-systems
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OBJECTIVE: To assess and analyze the operation efficiency of 8 commission general public hospitals managed directly by National Health and Family Planning Commission and 8 municipal general hospitals managed directly by Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals in Beijing and to provide suggestions on improving service capacity and designing relevant health policy. METHODS: Input and output data of 8 commission hospitals and 8 municipal hospitals were obtained from Beijing Direct-Reported Health Statistics data from 2011 to 2014...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627038/estimating-the-number-of-female-sex-workers-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-results-and-lessons-learned
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Bea Vuylsteke, Lazare Sika, Gisèle Semdé, Camille Anoma, Elise Kacou, Marie Laga
OBJECTIVE: To report on the results of three size estimations of the populations of female sex workers (FSW) in five cities in Côte d'Ivoire and on operational lessons learned, which may be relevant for key populations programs in other parts of the world. METHODS: We applied three methods: mapping and census, capture-recapture and service multiplier. All were applied between 2008 and 2009 in Abidjan, San Pedro, Bouaké, Yamoussoukro and Abengourou. RESULTS: Abidjan was the city with the highest number of FSW by far, with estimations between 7880 (census) and 13714 (service multiplier)...
June 19, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626851/counselling-pregnant-women-at-the-crossroads-of-europe-and-asia-effect-of-teratology-information-service-in-turkey
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Yusuf Cem Kaplan, Barış Karadaş, Gözde Küçüksolak, Bartu Ediz, Ömer Demir, Kaan Sozmen, Hedvig Nordeng
Background Previous studies from western countries demonstrated the effectiveness of Teratology Information Service (TIS) counselling in reducing the teratogenic risk perception of pregnant women. Objective To assess whether TIS counselling would be effective in reducing the teratogenic risk perception of the Turkish pregnant women. Setting A TIS (Terafar) operating in a university hospital in Turkey. Methods A cross-sectional survey study. Pregnant women with non-teratogenic medication exposures were asked to assign scores on visual analogue scales (VAS) in response to the questions aiming to measure their teratogenic risk perception...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625424/scheduling-non-operating-room-anesthesia-cases-in-endoscopy-using-the-sandbox-analogy
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Mitchell H Tsai, Leah A Cipri, Stephen E O'Donnell, J Matthew Fisher, Dimitrios A Andritsos
STUDY OBJECTIVE: For many hospitals, the non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) workload continues to expand. We developed a new NORA scheduling process with shared block time - a sandbox - amongst all of the gastroenterology groups and measured the efficacy of the intervention using basic operating room management metrics. DESIGN: Prospective analysis, statistical process control. SETTING: Academic, rural hospital; endoscopy suite; postoperative recovery area...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625181/when-sterile-processing-goes-down-an-economic-analysis-of-alternative-strategies-for-supporting-the-service
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Susan E Mittenzwei, Jeannie L Topkoff, Mary T Bessesen, Clifford A Porter, Gurdev S Rai, Westyn Branch-Elliman
Given steam-quality challenges at our facility, the financial impact of options for reopening the sterile processing service unit were explored; duration of closure was the major driver of costs. Other potential negative effects of operating-room shutdowns include injury to facility reputation, loss of staff, loss of reimbursements, and harm to residency programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;1-3.
June 19, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623905/educational-standards-for-training-paramedics-in-ultrasound-a-scoping-review
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Ben Meadley, Alexander Olaussen, Ashleigh Delorenzo, Nick Roder, Caroline Martin, Toby St Clair, Andrew Burns, Emma Stam, Brett Williams
BACKGROUND: Paramedic-performed out-of-hospital ultrasound is a novel skill that has gained popularity in some services in recent years. In this setting point-of care ultrasound (POCUS) can provide additional information that can assist with management and guide transport to the most appropriate facility. We sought to explore the different educational approaches used for training paramedics in ultrasound in the out-of-hospital setting. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM Reviews, The Cochrane Library, CINAHL plus, The Monash University Research Repository and the British Thesis Library were searched from the 1(st) of January 1990 to the 6(th) of April 2016...
June 17, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622352/volunteer-trials-of-a-novel-improvised-dry-decontamination-protocol-for-use-during-mass-casualty-incidents-as-part-of-the-uk-s-initial-operational-response-ior
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Richard Amlôt, Holly Carter, Lorna Riddle, Joanne Larner, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that rapid evacuation, disrobing and emergency decontamination can enhance the ability of emergency services and acute hospitals to effectively manage chemically-contaminated casualties. The purpose of this human volunteer study was to further optimise such an "Initial Operational Response" by (1) identifying an appropriate method for performing improvised skin decontamination and (2) providing guidance for use by first responders and casualties. The study was performed using two readily available, absorbent materials (paper towels and incontinence pads)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622200/service-line-structure-and-decision-maker-attention-in-three-health-systems-implications-for-patient-centered-care
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Christopher J Louis, Jonathan R Clark, Barbara Gray, Diane Brannon, Victoria Parker
BACKGROUND: Scholars have noted a disconnect between the level at which structure is typically examined (the organization) and the level at which the relevant coordination takes place (service delivery). Accordingly, our understanding of the role structure plays in care coordination is limited. PURPOSE: In this article, we explore service line structure, with an aim of advancing our understanding of the role service line structure plays in producing coordinated, patient-centered care...
June 15, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621745/system-proposal-for-mass-transit-service-quality-control-based-on-gps-data
#16
Gabino Padrón, Teresa Cristóbal, Francisco Alayón, Alexis Quesada-Arencibia, Carmelo R García
Quality is an essential aspect of public transport. In the case of regular public passenger transport by road, punctuality and regularity are criteria used to assess quality of service. Calculating metrics related to these criteria continuously over time and comprehensively across the entire transport network requires the handling of large amounts of data. This article describes a system for continuously and comprehensively monitoring punctuality and regularity. The system uses location data acquired continuously in the vehicles and automatically transferred for analysis...
June 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620342/challenges-for-service-robots-requirements-of-elderly-adults-with-cognitive-impairments
#17
Agnieszka Korchut, Sebastian Szklener, Carla Abdelnour, Natalia Tantinya, Joan Hernández-Farigola, Joan Carles Ribes, Urszula Skrobas, Katarzyna Grabowska-Aleksandrowicz, Dorota Szczęśniak-Stańczyk, Konrad Rejdak
OBJECTIVE: We focused on identifying the requirements and needs of people suffering from Alzheimer disease and early dementia stages with relation to robotic assistants. METHODS: Based on focus groups performed in two centers (Poland and Spain), we created surveys for medical staff, patients, and caregivers, including: functional requirements; human-robot interaction, the design of the robotic assistant and user acceptance aspects. Using Likert scale and analysis made on the basis of the frequency of survey responses, we identified users' needs as high, medium, and low priority...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618320/screening-for-potential-child-maltreatment-in-parents-of-a-newborn-baby-the-predictive-validity-of-an-instrument-for-early-identification-of-parents-at-risk-for-child-abuse-and-neglect-iparan
#18
Claudia E van der Put, Merian B R Bouwmeester-Landweer, Eleonore A Landsmeer-Beker, Jan M Wit, Friedo W Dekker, N Pieter J Kousemaker, Herman E M Baartman
For preventive purposes it is important to be able to identify families with a high risk of child maltreatment at an early stage. Therefore we developed an actuarial instrument for screening families with a newborn baby, the Instrument for identification of Parents At Risk for child Abuse and Neglect (IPARAN). The aim of this study was to assess the predictive validity of the IPARAN and to examine whether combining actuarial and clinical methods leads to an improvement of the predictive validity. We examined the predictive validity by calculating several performance indicators (i...
June 12, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617240/what-carcinoembryonic-antigen-level-should-trigger-further-investigation-during-colorectal-cancer-follow-up-a-systematic-review-and-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bethany Shinkins, Brian D Nicholson, Tim James, Indika Pathiraja, Sian Pugh, Rafael Perera, John Primrose, David Mant
BACKGROUND: Following primary surgical and adjuvant treatment for colorectal cancer, many patients are routinely followed up with blood carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing. OBJECTIVE: To determine how the CEA test result should be interpreted to inform the decision to undertake further investigation to detect treatable recurrences. DESIGN: Two studies were conducted: (1) a Cochrane review of existing studies describing the diagnostic accuracy of blood CEA testing for detecting colorectal recurrence; and (2) a secondary analysis of data from the two arms of the FACS (Follow-up After Colorectal Surgery) trial in which CEA testing was carried out...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617206/utilization-patterns-at-a-specialized-children-s-comprehensive-psychiatric-emergency-program
#20
Ruth Gerson, Jennifer Havens, Mollie Marr, Amy Storfer-Isser, Mia Lee, Carolena Rojas Marcos, Michelle Liu, Sarah McCue Horwitz
OBJECTIVE: Most youths experiencing a psychiatric crisis present to emergency departments (EDs) that lack the specialized staff to evaluate them, so youths are often discharged without appropriate mental health assessment or treatment. To better understand the needs of this population, this study described clinical details and disposition associated with visits for psychiatric emergencies to a specialized ED staffed 24/7 by child psychiatrists. METHODS: Through retrospective chart review, 1,180 visits to the ED during its first year of operation were reviewed for clinical characteristics, prior service utilization, and demographic characteristics...
June 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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