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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207909/the-psychometric-properties-of-the-safety-attitudes-questionnaire-in-out-of-hours-primary-care-services-in-the-netherlands
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Marleen Smits, Ellen Keizer, Paul Giesen, Ellen Catharina Tveter Deilkås, Dag Hofoss, Gunnar Tschudi Bondevik
BACKGROUND: The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) is one of the most widely used instruments to assess safety culture among healthcare providers. The ambulatory version of the SAQ (SAQ-AV) can be used in the primary care setting. Our study objective was to examine the underlying factors and psychometric properties of the Dutch translation of the SAQ-AV in out-of-hours primary care services. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study using a web-survey. SETTING: Sixteen out-of-hours general practitioner cooperatives and two call centers in the Netherlands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195686/diagnosis-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-rearrangement-in-cytological-samples-through-a-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-based-assay-cytological-smears-versus-cell-blocks
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Federica Zito Marino, Giulio Rossi, Matteo Brunelli, Maria Gabriella Malzone, Giuseppina Liguori, Giuseppe Bogina, Alessandro Morabito, Gaetano Rocco, Renato Franco, Gerardo Botti
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) status analysis of lung cytological specimens should be successfully encouraged in routine practice because biopsy specimens are not always available. To date, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved both fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) as diagnostic tests for identifying ALK-positive patients eligible for treatment with crizotinib. Although ALK IHC is an optimal diagnostic tool, FISH becomes mandatory in equivocal cases. ALK FISH of paraffin-embedded tissue material is still the gold standard, whereas the cytological specimen assay has not yet been completely standardized...
February 14, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195264/the-diagnostic-value-of-cytohistological-urine-analysis-and-cytokeratin-20-in-malignant-and-atypical-urothelial-cells
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S Negri, P Biavati, A Bondi
INTRODUCTION: To determine the ability of cytohistology and cytokeratin 20 (CK 20) expression in malignant and atypical cells (AUC) from urine to serve as a diagnostic tool for assessing urothelial carcinoma (UC). METHODS: Diagnoses from 55 urine cytological samples from 55 patients were analyzed and correlated with subsequent biopsy findings. A total of 50 archived urine slides from patients that received a cytological diagnosis and histological follow-up were selected for immunostaining with monoclonal CK 20 antibodies and elaborated by Z-test for proportions...
September 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188059/validity-of-emergency-department-triage-tools-addressing-heterogeneous-definitions-of-over-triage-and-under-triage
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Brian A Lentz, Alexander Jenson, Jeremiah S Hinson, Scott Levin, Stephanie Cabral, Kevin George, Edbert B Hsu, Gabor Kelen, Bhakti Hansoti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185501/evaluating-the-use-of-patient-pathway-scores-in-medical-assessments
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Sarah Rothery, Helen Green, Claire Hale
Aim This article describes the modification and testing of a triage tool, the patient pathway assessment score (PPAS), which could be used by all grades of nursing staff to triage patients in a medical assessment area (MAA). The aim was to increase patient satisfaction and reduce waiting times. Method Staff scored all patients using PPAS, but used the existing triage process to assign patients to one of the MAA's two pathways. Two researchers reviewed patients' notes retrospectively to determine which pathway they should have followed and compared this to the outcome that would have occurred if the PPAS score had been used...
February 10, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156579/snapshot-of-an-outpatient-supportive-care-center-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Maxine Grace De la Cruz, Angelique Wong, Debra Castro, Eduardo Bruera
: 145 Background: Integration of Palliative Care (PC) in oncology has been found to improve symptom distress, quality of life and survival in patients with advanced cancer. Early integration is most appropriate in the outpatient (OP) setting. However, most PC services in the U.S. do not have an OP component. Our study aims to provide a snapshot of the type of patients that are referred to this novel setting for the delivery of early PC. METHODS: We reviewed a day in the SCC to illustrate the structure and process involved in the delivery of outpatient PC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156460/developing-and-piloting-an-electronic-telephone-triage-application
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Christine Carlisle, Colleen F Ford, Jan Hartman, Peggy Nikolajski, Carol Reidmiller, Justin S Rushford, Leslie Stewart, Amanda Barry, Melinda Krebs
: 68 Background: Telephone triage is a vital part of today's oncology practice and is often not standardized and measured to allow for quality improvement. UPMC CancerCenter (UPMC) has 31 outpatient clinics and is in need of a tool to streamline the current telephone triage process. UPMC and Via Oncology collaborated to develop and pilot a prototype of an electronic telephone triage application. The key components of the prototype were defined as decision support, EHR integration, reporting and workflow management...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153818/ontology-driven-search-and-triage-design-of-a-web-based-visual-interface-for-medline
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Jonathan Demelo, Paul Parsons, Kamran Sedig
BACKGROUND: Diverse users need to search health and medical literature to satisfy open-ended goals such as making evidence-based decisions and updating their knowledge. However, doing so is challenging due to at least two major difficulties: (1) articulating information needs using accurate vocabulary and (2) dealing with large document sets returned from searches. Common search interfaces such as PubMed do not provide adequate support for exploratory search tasks. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to improve support for exploratory search tasks by combining two strategies in the design of an interactive visual interface by (1) using a formal ontology to help users build domain-specific knowledge and vocabulary and (2) providing multi-stage triaging support to help mitigate the information overload problem...
February 2, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152756/making-steps-to-decrease-emergency-room-visits-in-patients-with-cancer-our-experience-after-participating-in-the-asco-quality-training-program
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Alvaro Jose Alencar, Aurelio Bartolome Castrellon, Luis E Raez, Vedner Guerrier
: 51 Background: Overutilization of emergency room services by oncology patients is a known problem associated with increased admission rates and health care expenditure. A review of our oncology patients' emergency room (ER) visits from January to May 2015 demonstrated that 48% of ER visits happened during office hours. Consequently a rapid cycle quality improvement project was developed with an aim to decrease ER visits by 30% by September 2015. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team completed an action plan, starting with a project charter and definition of aim statement...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152753/data-driven-quality-improvement-in-an-oncology-patient-centered-medical-home
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Maureen Lowry, Brian Flounders, Susan Higman Tofani
: 54 Background: In a 2012 abstract, Data driven transformation for an Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home, Consultants in Medical Oncology (CMOH) demonstrated that standardized processes and enhanced IT capabilities (IRIS software app) provided a rapid learning system for the practice. Iris aggregated data became the basis for Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) allowing CMOH to continue to improve in quality and cost measures. Deviation from performance trend is readily identifiable, providing operational direction...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151955/predicting-ebola-severity-a-clinical-prioritization-score-for-ebola-virus-disease
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Mary-Anne Hartley, Alyssa Young, Anh-Minh Tran, Harry Henry Okoni-Williams, Mohamed Suma, Brooke Mancuso, Ahmed Al-Dikhari, Mohamed Faouzi
BACKGROUND: Despite the notoriety of Ebola virus disease (EVD) as one of the world's most deadly infections, EVD has a wide range of outcomes, where asymptomatic infection may be almost as common as fatality. With increasingly sensitive EVD diagnosis, there is a need for more accurate prognostic tools that objectively stratify clinical severity to better allocate limited resources and identify those most in need of intensive treatment. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This retrospective cohort study analyses the clinical characteristics of 158 EVD(+) patients at the GOAL-Mathaska Ebola Treatment Centre, Sierra Leone...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150389/diagnostic-agreement-and-interobserver-concordance-with-teledermoscopy-referrals
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J Dahlén Gyllencreutz, J Paoli, M Bjellerup, Z Bucharbajeva, H Gonzalez, K Nielsen, C Sandberg, I Synnerstad, K Terstappen, A-M Wennberg Larkö
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers are among the fastest increasing malignancies in many countries. With the help of new tools, such as teledermoscopy referrals between Primary Health Care and Dermatology clinics, the management of these patients could be made more efficient. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic agreement and interobserver concordance achieved when assessing referrals sent through a mobile teledermoscopic referral system as compared to referrals sent via the current paper-based system without images...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132766/piloting-a-pediatric-trauma-course-in-western-jamaica-lessons-learned-and-future-directions
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Hadley K Wesson, Valerie Plant, Marieka Helou, Karen Wharton, Delroy Fray, Jeffrey Haynes, Charles Bagwell
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric injuries are a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite this, there are few formal pediatric-specific trauma educational initiatives available in LMICs. While new educational tools are being developed to address this, they have not been piloted in LMICs. In Jamaica, pediatric injuries are a leading cause of hospital admission but care is limited by a lack of training in triage and stabilization. Our objective was to implement and evaluate a pediatric trauma course in Jamaica to determine the impact this may have on further course development...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131484/major-incident-triage-derivation-and-comparative-analysis-of-the-modified-physiological-triage-tool-mptt
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James Vassallo, John Beavis, Jason E Smith, Lee A Wallis
BACKGROUND: Triage is a key principle in the effective management at a major incident. There are at least three different triage systems in use worldwide and previous attempts to validate them, have revealed limited sensitivity. Within a civilian adult population, there has been no work to develop an improved system. METHODS: A retrospective database review of the UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was performed for all adult patients (>18years) presenting to a deployed Military Treatment Facility between 2006 and 2013...
January 23, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128223/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-fails-as-an-early-predictor-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-chronic-kidney-disease-anti-ci-aki-study
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Werner Ribitsch, Gernot Schilcher, Franz Quehenberger, Stefan Pilz, Rupert H Portugaller, Martini Truschnig-Wilders, Robert Zweiker, Marianne Brodmann, Philipp Stiegler, Alexander R Rosenkranz, John W Pickering, Joerg H Horina
: The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of urinary neutrophil gelatinase- associated lipocalin (uNGAL) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as an early biomarker for contrast induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and to investigate whether patients with an uNGAL increase might benefit from an additional intravenous volume expansion with regard to CI-AKI-incidence. We performed a prospective randomized controlled trial in 617 CKD-patients undergoing intra-arterial angiography...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126218/imaging-genitourinary-trauma
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Bari Dane, Alexander B Baxter, Mark P Bernstein
Contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has become a critical tool in the evaluation of the trauma patient. MDCT can quickly and accurately assess trauma patients for renal, ureteral, and bladder injuries. Moreover, CT guides clinical management triaging patients to those requiring discharge, observation, angioembolization, and surgery. Recognition of urinary tract trauma on initial scan acquisition should prompt delayed excretory phase imaging to identify urine leaks. Urethral and testicular trauma are imaged with retrograde urethrography and sonography, respectively...
March 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125855/predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-critically-ill-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-of-a-tertiary-referral-centre-in-australia
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Krishnaswamy Sundararajan, Tom Schoeman, Lara Hughes, Suzanne Edwards, Benjamin Reddi
OBJECTIVE: To provide a current review of the clinical characteristics, predictors and outcomes in critically ill patients presenting to the ED with acute pancreatitis and subsequently admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary referral centre in Australia. METHODS: A retrospective single-centre study of adult patients admitted with pancreatitis. Severe acute pancreatitis defined by Bedside Index of Severity in Acute Pancreatitis (BISAP) score ≥2. RESULTS: Eighty-seven patients fulfilled criteria for inclusion during the study period, representing 0...
January 26, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124200/operational-demands-on-pre-hospital-emergency-care-for-burn-injuries-in-a-middle-income-setting-a-study-in-the-western-cape-south-africa
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Rachel L Allgaier, Lucie Laflamme, Lee A Wallis
BACKGROUND: Burns occur disproportionately within low-socioeconomic populations. The Western Cape Province of South Africa represents a middle-income setting with a high rate of burns, few specialists and few burn centres, yet a well-developed pre-hospital system. This paper describes the burn cases from a viewpoint of operational factors important to pre-hospital emergency medical services. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of administrative and patient records was conducted...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122537/reliability-and-validity-of-pediatric-triage-tools-evaluated-in-low-resource-settings-a-systematic-review
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Bhakti Hansoti, Alexander Jenson, Devin Keefe, Sarah Stewart De Ramirez, Trisha Anest, Michelle Twomey, Katie Lobner, Gabor Kelen, Lee Wallis
BACKGROUND: Despite the high burden of pediatric mortality from preventable conditions in low and middle income countries and the existence of multiple tools to prioritize critically ill children in low-resource settings, no analysis exists of the reliability and validity of these tools in identifying critically ill children in these scenarios. METHODS: The authors performed a systematic search of the peer-reviewed literature published, for studies pertaining to for triage and IMCI in low and middle-income countries in English language, from January 01, 2000 to October 22, 2013...
January 26, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121225/prospective-prehospital-evaluation-of-the-cincinnati-stroke-triage-assessment-tool
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Jason T McMullan, Brian Katz, Joseph Broderick, Pamela Schmit, Heidi Sucharew, Opeolu Adeoye
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A simple, easily adoptable scale with good performance characteristics is needed for EMS providers to appropriately triage suspected stroke patients to comprehensive stroke centers (CSC). Many existing tools are complex, require substantial training, or have not been prospectively validated in the prehospital setting. We describe the feasibility and effectiveness of prehospital implementation of our previously retrospectively derived and validated Cincinnati Stroke Triage Assessment Tool (C-STAT) to identify subjects with severe stroke (NIHSS ≥15) among all prehospital patients with clinical suspicion of stroke/TIA...
January 25, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
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