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By St. Lukes Medical Library Chesterfield
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918771/association-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-with-the-risk-for-spontaneous-intracranial-hemorrhage
#1
Christel Renoux, Sarah Vahey, Sophie Dell'Aniello, Jean-François Boivin
Importance: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may increase the risk for spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), an effect that is in theory linked to the strength of inhibition of serotonin reuptake of an antidepressant. However, whether antidepressants that are strong inhibitors of serotonin reuptake actually increase the risk for ICH and the effect of concomitant use of antithrombotics are unknown. Objectives: To assess the risk for ICH associated with the use of SSRIs compared with tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) among new users of antidepressants and according to the relative affinity of the antidepressant for the serotonin transporter and to assess whether concomitant use of antithrombotics modifies this risk...
December 5, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920321/many-mobile-health-apps-target-high-need-high-cost-populations-but-gaps-remain
#2
Karandeep Singh, Kaitlin Drouin, Lisa P Newmark, JaeHo Lee, Arild Faxvaag, Ronen Rozenblum, Erika A Pabo, Adam Landman, Elissa Klinger, David W Bates
With rising smartphone ownership, mobile health applications (mHealth apps) have the potential to support high-need, high-cost populations in managing their health. While the number of available mHealth apps has grown substantially, no clear strategy has emerged on how providers should evaluate and recommend such apps to patients. Key stakeholders, including medical professional societies, insurers, and policy makers, have largely avoided formally recommending apps, which forces patients to obtain recommendations from other sources...
December 1, 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916241/no-touch-saphenous-vein-harvesting-may-improve-further-the-patency-of-saphenous-vein-composite-grafts-early-outcomes-and-1-year-angiographic-results
#3
Yong Han Kim, Hong Chul Oh, Jae Woong Choi, Ho Young Hwang, Ki-Bong Kim
BACKGROUND: Harvesting technique and surgical strategy may affect patency rates of saphenous vein (SV) grafts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). We evaluated early clinical outcomes and 1-year graft patency rates of SV grafts that were harvested with a no-touch technique and used as composite grafts. METHODS: Three hundred sixty-eight patients who underwent off-pump CABG using SV composite grafts based on the left internal thoracic artery were studied...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920247/what-patients-complaints-and-praise-tell-the-health-practitioner-implications-for-health-care-quality-a-qualitative-research-study
#4
Katia Mattarozzi, Fiamma Sfrisi, Filippo Caniglia, Alessandra De Palma, Monica Martoni
OBJECTIVE: In order to identify which health care aspects play a role in patient satisfaction and quality of health care, the present study analyses a large number of instances of complaint and praise. DESIGN AND SETTING: One thousand two hundred and thirty-five instances of complaint and one thousand five hundred thirty-six of praise submitted from patients or other souces (i.e. a patient's family member or a legal representative) to a northern-Italian hospital were analysed...
December 4, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908951/implementation-of-the-safety-huddle
#5
Colleen Kylor, Teresa Napier, Amber Rephann, Sara Jane Spence
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899206/the-use-of-thrombolysis-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-united-states-national-trends-and-patient-characteristics-from-2006-to-2011
#6
Barret Rush, Katie Wiskar, Landon Berger, Donald E Griesdale
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis for the treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) has received significant attention in the literature over the past 10 years. OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective was to examine the trend in thrombolysis use in the United States from 2006 to 2011. Secondary objectives include examining patient and hospital characteristics associated with receiving thrombolysis and rates of complications associated with thrombolysis. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, we used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2006 to 2011 to identify patients with a diagnosis of PE who received or did not receive thrombolytic agents...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902502/zika-virus-and-patient-blood-management
#7
Lawrence T Goodnough, Marisa B Marques
Sporadic Zika virus infections had only occurred in Africa and Asia until an outbreak in Micronesia (Oceania) in 2007. In 2013 to 2014, several outer Pacific Islands reported local outbreaks. Soon thereafter, the virus was likely introduced in Brazil from competing athletes from French Polynesia and other countries that participated in a competition there. Transmission is thought to have occurred through mosquito bites and spread to the immunologically naive population. Being also a flavivirus, the Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito that is endemic in South and Central America that is also the vector of West Nile virus, dengue, and chikungunya...
November 29, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902549/integration-of-medical-scribes-in-the-primary-care-setting-improving-satisfaction
#8
Brian H Imdieke, Marc L Martel
There are little published data on the use of medical scribes in the primary care setting. We assessed the feasibility of incorporating medical scribes in our ambulatory clinic to support provider documentation in the electronic medical record. In our convenience sampling of patient, provider, and staff perceptions of scribes, we found that patients were comfortable having scribes in the clinic. Overall indicators of patient satisfaction were slightly decreased. Providers found scribe support to be valuable and overall clinician documentation time was reduced by more than 50% using scribes...
January 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894443/the-team-based-approach-to-undiagnosed-and-rare-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Robert M Kliegman, Barbara E Ruggeri, Molly Marquardt Smith
Patients with undiagnosed or rare diseases often remain without a diagnosis for many years. Many are misdiagnosed or treated symptomatically without having an identified underlying disease process. Health care providers in general practice and subspecialists are equipped to diagnose diseases commonly seen. Most practitioners are unlikely to be familiar with uncommon manifestations of a common disorder and have little or no experience with rare diseases. Multidisciplinary teams are effective in reviewing patients with undiagnosed and rare diseases and in developing a new diagnostic strategy for appropriate evaluation...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903447/integrating-a-clinical-librarian-to-increase-trainee-application-of-evidence-based-medicine-on-patient-family-centered-rounds
#10
Lisa E Herrmann, Jeffrey C Winer, Jeremy Kern, Susan Keller, Padmaja Pavuluri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 26, 2016: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891247/librarians-and-scientists-partner-to-address-data-management-taking-collaboration-to-the-next-level
#11
Andrea Medina-Smith, Kimberly A Tryka, Barbara P Silcox, Robert J Hanisch
PURPOSE: This study looks at the changing way in which the Information Services Office (ISO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides services to NIST scientific and technical staff throughout their research and publishing cycles. These services include the more traditional services of a research library as well as publishing NIST technical reports and The Journal of Research of NIST, and preserving and exhibiting scientific instruments and other artifacts...
2016: Digit Libr Perspect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894460/the-mediation-effect-of-health-literacy-between-subjective-social-status-and-depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#12
Huijing Zou, Yuxia Chen, Wenjie Fang, Yanting Zhang, Xiuzhen Fan
OBJECTIVES: Depressive symptoms are prevalent and cause adverse outcomes in heart failure. Previous studies have linked depressive symptoms with socioeconomic status. However, little is known about the mechanisms underlying this relationship. This study aimed to evaluate the association between socioeconomic status and depressive symptoms, and to examine whether access to healthcare, health literacy and social support mediated this relationship in patients with heart failure. METHODS: Cross-sectional design was used to study 321 patients with heart failure recruited from a general hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888940/using-quality-improvement-methods-to%C3%A2-improve-patient-experience
#13
Jeff D Jensen, Lisa Allen, Robert Blasko, Paul Nagy
Patient experience is an important component of the overall medical encounter. This paper explores how patient experience is measured and its role in radiology, including its impact on clinical outcomes and reimbursement. Although typically applied to safety and clinical outcomes, quality improvement methodology can also be used to drive improvement efforts centered on patient experience. Applying an established framework for patient-centered care to radiology, this paper provides a number of examples of projects that are likely to yield significant improvement in patient satisfaction measures...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856022/why-retail-clinics-do-not-substitute-for-emergency-department-visits-and-what-this-means-for-value-based-care
#14
EDITORIAL
Jesse M Pines
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851680/how-do-i-find-the-evidence-find-your-librarian-stat
#15
Emily Eresuma, Erica Lake
Clinical nurses often struggle with a lack of time and proficiency when it comes to finding and reviewing research. Knowing where to start, and discerning which search terms will retrieve the best results, can be arduous. As expert searchers, medical librarians have the skills and knowledge to make significant contributions to the clinical team, helping nurses navigate information resources and research from start to finish. When there is not direct access to a librarian, the toolbox of resources outlined in the article can save nurses' time and effort when they require quality, evidence-based information...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851708/the-relationship-between-nurse-reported-safety-culture-and-the-patient-experience
#16
Kathleen Abrahamson, Zach Hass, Kristopher Morgan, Bradley Fulton, Rangaraj Ramanujam
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to better understand the relationship between nurse-reported safety culture and the patient experience in a multistate sample of nurses and patients, matched by hospital unit/service line and timeframe of care delivery. BACKGROUND: Nurses play a key role in the patient experience and patient safety. A strong safety culture may produce positive spillover effects throughout the nurse caregiving experience, resulting in patient perception of a high-quality experience...
December 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822163/scoping-reviews-establishing-the-role-of-the-librarian
#17
Martin Morris, Jill T Boruff, Genevieve C Gore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823613/understanding-population-health-through-diabetes-population-management
#18
REVIEW
Joanna Mitri, Robert Gabbay
A chronic and progressive illness, diabetes requires early diagnosis, effective coordination of care, and self-management to stem its progression. Population health management strategies hold promise to improve outcomes by focusing on reducing the frequency of acute and chronic complications of chronic disease, lowering the cost per service through an integrated care delivery team approach, and promoting patient engagement. This will ultimately result in a better patient experience. The chronic care model targets fragmentation of our health care delivery system and provides a framework for effective care of diabetes and other chronic diseases...
December 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821606/understanding-internet-access-and-use-to-facilitate-patient-portal-adoption
#19
Prudence W Dalrymple, Michelle Rogers, Lisl Zach, Anthony Luberti
Understanding the information-seeking preferences and Internet access habits of the target audiences for a patient portal is essential for successful uptake. The resource must deliver culturally and educationally appropriate information via technology that is accessible to the intended users and be designed to meet their needs and preferences. Providers must consider multiple perspectives when launching a portal and make any needed adjustments once the launch is underway. We report results of a study of 270 parents and caregivers of paediatric patients in a major health system during the process of implementing a patient portal...
November 6, 2016: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815375/estimating-longitudinal-risks-and-benefits-from-cardiovascular-preventive-therapies-among-medicare-patients-the-million-hearts-longitudinal-ascvd-risk-assessment-tool-a-special-report-from-the-american-heart-association-and-american-college-of-cardiology
#20
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Mark D Huffman, Kunal N Karmali, Darshak M Sanghavi, Janet S Wright, Colleen Pelser, Martha Gulati, Frederick A Masoudi, David C Goff
The Million Hearts Initiative has a goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes-the leading causes of mortality-through several public health and healthcare strategies by 2017. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology support the program. The Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Model was developed by Million Hearts and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a strategy to asses a value-based payment approach toward reduction in 10-year predicted risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) by implementing cardiovascular preventive strategies to manage the "ABCS" (aspirin therapy in appropriate patients, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation)...
November 4, 2016: Circulation
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