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Powell Suzanne K - - 2014
"Going Forward: What Is Case Management?," a recent HeartBeat of Case Management column in this journal, set off a wave of positive comments to the author. Hospital case management has been at the forefront of many of the changes in the past several decades. Even today, these changes should be ...
Colclough Sarah S School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland , Queensland , - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: Hypertonicity practice is challenging due to the high degree of variability in presentation within and among clients. There is limited high-level evidence supporting interventions in practice. This study gathered therapists' views on requirements for competent practice. This information could be used to improve training in this area of ...
Bok Harold G J HG Chair Quality Improvement in Veterinary Education, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, 3508 TD Utrecht, The - - 2014
Objective-To determine the perceived importance of specific competencies in professional veterinary practice and education among veterinarians in several countries. Design-Survey-based prospective study. Sample-1,137 veterinarians in 10 countries. Procedures-Veterinarians were invited via email to participate in the study. A framework of 18 competencies grouped into 7 domains (veterinary expertise, communication, collaboration, ...
Lauder Gillian R GR Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
Inhalational anesthesia has dominated the practice of pediatric anesthesia. However, as the introduction of agents such as propofol, short-acting opioids, midazolam, and dexmedetomidine a monumental change has occurred. With increasing use, the overwhelming advantages of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) have emerged and driven change in practice. These advantages, outlined in ...
Mehdizadeh Leila L Division of University College London Medical School, University College London, London, - - 2014
Doctors who are investigated by the General Medical Council for performance concerns may be required to take a Test of Competence (ToC). The tests are piloted on volunteer doctors before they are used in Fitness to Practise (FtP) investigations. To find out who volunteers to take a pilot ToC and ...
Turenne Marc N MN Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan; - - 2014
Implementation of the Medicare ESRD prospective payment system (PPS) and changes to dosing guidelines for erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in 2011 appear to have influenced use of injectable medications among dialysis patients. Given historically higher ESA and vitamin D use among black patients, we assessed the effect of these policy changes ...
McCarty L Kelsey LK From the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, - - 2014
Process improvement in healthcare delivery settings can be difficult, even when there is consensus among clinicians about a clinical practice or desired outcome. Airway management is a medical intervention fundamental to the delivery of anesthesia care. Like other medical interventions, a detailed description of the management methods should be documented. ...
Abend Nicholas S NS aDepartments of Neurology and Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia bPerelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania cDivision of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
This review discusses the management of status epilepticus in children, including both anticonvulsant medications and overall management approaches. Rapid management of status epilepticus is associated with a greater likelihood of seizure termination and better outcomes, yet data indicate that there are often management delays. This review discusses an overall management ...
Lekei Elikana E - - 2014
Approximately 300 pesticide retailers are currently registered in Tanzania. Inadequate knowledge and unsafe handling practices among retailers may contribute to human pesticide exposure and environmental contamination. This study investigated pesticide retailers' qualifications, work experience, safety practices and the products distributed so as to identify opportunities for preventing Acute Pesticide Poisoning ...
Meadows N A NA Kinapse, Wimbledon, London, - - 2014
Today, a range of products based on genomics, proteomics and metabolomics have facilitated the development of 'stratified' medicines and companion diagnostics. This investigation profiles a series of targeted medicines and corresponding diagnostics, and their role(s) in supporting evidence-based medicine. Despite their potential benefits we found that scientific, financial and regulatory ...
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The AWF's attractive and easy-to-read guides for pet owners are stocked in many veterinary practices. But did you know that the AWF also produces advice for vets on tail docking in dogs and free-range poultry diseases?
Durso Francis T FT School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 654 Cherry Street, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Part of the work of a critical care nurse is to manage the threats that arise that could impede efficient and effective job performance. Nurses manage threats by employing various strategies to keep performance high and workload manageable. We investigated strategic threat management by using the Threat-Strategy Interview. Threats frequently ...
Cohen Marya J MJ John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (Drs Cohen and Kormos); Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (Drs Cohen and Kormos); National Committee for Quality Assurance, Washington, District of Columbia (Ms Morton and Dr Scholle); and HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Dr - - 2014
Innovation in primary care has increased interest in patient self-management techniques; little is known about the methods practices use to support self-management. This study is a survey of small practices, fewer than 5 physicians, with NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) recognition (response rate 59.1%). Main measures include the number ...
Shroff Swati S Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Shroff); Women's Health Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Mss McCoy and Bak and Drs Sherman and Battaglia); and Section of General Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr - - 2014
Patient navigation (PN) has been used to improve breast cancer outcomes but has not been evaluated in resident practices. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of PN in resident clinics to improve biennial screening mammography. All participants whose last screening mammogram was at 18 months or ...
Tebo Anne E AE From the Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine and ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City; - - 2014
Clinical laboratory immunology affects practically every aspect of medicine. Accordingly, appropriately trained, board-certified clinical laboratory immunologists are key contributors to the diagnosis and management of patients with various immune-mediated conditions. This review highlights the availability of postdoctoral level training programs for clinical laboratory immunology and identifies possible career tracks. Fundamental ...
Lewiss Resa E RE Department of Emergency Medicine, St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York USA (R.E.L.); Division of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina USA (G.E.H.); Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts USA (A.M.); Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC USA (Y.T.L.); Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA (N.P.); and Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts USA - - 2014
SonoGames was created by the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound for the 2012 annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The assessment of resident knowledge and of the performance of point-of-care ultrasound examinations is an integral component of ultrasound education and is required in emergency medicine residency training. With ...
Besarab Anatole A Division of Nephrology, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, - - 2014
Vascular access cannulation practices such as the dialysis prescription for blood pump flow and dialysis duration vary significantly among countries. Choice of needle gauge and cannulation practice with the needle in terms of direction relative to the flow stream and rotation after insertion are dictated in part by practicalities but ...
Griffiths Matt M Birmingham City - - 2014
I have heard that schools will soon be able to have a supply of Ventolin inhalers for emergency situations. Is this correct?
Hibbert Peter P BAppSc (Physio), Grad Dip Comp, Grad Econ, Program Manager, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, and Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, - - 2014
Systems to identify risks and adverse events (AEs) in Australia are limited. This study aims to explore whether general practice records contain information on AEs, and to conduct a pilot study on the type and frequency of AEs in general practice in Australia, using a global trigger tool (GTT). Five ...
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Molluscum contagiosum is a common reason for consultation in primary care. The condition is normally benign and self-limiting1 and the standard advice is to wait for the lesions to resolve spontaneously.2 Recently, potassium hydroxide 5% (MolluDab-Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited) has been marketed in the UK for the treatment of the condition.3 ...
Denlinger Crystal S - - 2014
Healthy lifestyle habits have been associated with improved health outcomes and quality of life and, for some cancers, a reduced risk of recurrence and death. The NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship therefore recommend that cancer survivors be encouraged to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, including attention to weight management, physical ...
Rebecca Perry-Hill PH Department of Environmental Studies, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, 137 Rhoades-Robinson Hall, One University Heights, Asheville, NC, 28804, USA, - - 2014
Although the number of small-scale farms is increasing in North America and Europe, few studies have been conducted to better understand environmental management in this sector. We investigate this issue by examining environmental management on horse farms from both the perspective of the "expert" extension educator and horse farm operator. ...
Sapkota Binaya - - 2014
Healthcare waste is produced from various therapeutic procedures performed in hospitals, such as chemotherapy, dialysis, surgery, delivery, resection of gangrenous organs, autopsy, biopsy, injections, etc. These result in the production of non-hazardous waste (75-95%) and hazardous waste (10-25%), such as sharps, infectious, chemical, pharmaceutical, radioactive waste, and pressurized containers (e.g., ...
Loizidou Xenia I XI ISOTECH Ltd Environmental Research and Consultancy, 1 Kalliopis Str., Apt. 401, 2102 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus(2). Electronic address: - - 2014
Research that was undertaken to identify and evaluate best practices that can effectively minimise the amount of marine litter in European Seas is presented. Best practices were approached in a novel way that aimed to maximise the impact and added value of the FP7-funded project MARLISCO. The practices served as ...
Hellström-Westas Lena L Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, - - 2014
Hellström-Westas L, Boylan GB, Ågren J. Results from multiple surveys on seizure management can guide future development of neonatal antiepileptic treatment strategies. Acta Paediatrica 2013;x:xx-xx. Stockholm. ISSN There is a lack of scientific evidence to support the best management of neonatal seizures. Current strategies for neonatal seizure management were investigated ...
Liu Yaoze Y Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 225 South University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093, - - 2014
Best management practices (BMPs) and low impact development (LID) practices are increasingly being used as stormwater management techniques to reduce the impacts of urban development on hydrology and water quality. To assist planners and decision-makers at various stages of development projects (planning, implementation, and evaluation), user-friendly tools are needed to ...
Barnacle Alex M AM Department of Radiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London WC1N 3JH, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Interventional radiology (IR) is an emerging sub-speciality within paediatric medicine. In adult care, IR is largely centred on the management of vascular disease but in paediatric practice, IR applications are varied and increasingly innovative, making this an exciting field to be a part of. IR has a central role both ...
Gonthier David J DJ School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 440 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA - - 2014
Biodiversity loss-one of the most prominent forms of modern environmental change-has been heavily driven by terrestrial habitat loss and, in particular, the spread and intensification of agriculture. Expanding agricultural land-use has led to the search for strong conservation strategies, with some suggesting that biodiversity conservation in agriculture is best maximized ...
Eskicioglu Cagla C Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, - - 2014
The successful transfer of evidence into clinical practice is a slow and haphazard process. We report the outcome of a 5-year knowledge translation (KT) strategy to increase adherence with a clinical practice guideline (CPG) for mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) for elective colorectal surgery patients. A locally tailored CPG recommending MBP ...
Liu Ruimin R State Key Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China, - - 2014
Best management practices (BMPs) have been widely used in managing agricultural nonpoint source pollution (ANSP) at the watershed level. Most BMPs are related to land use, tillage management, and fertilizer levels. In total, seven BMP scenarios (Reforest1, Reforest2, No Tillage, Contour tillage, and fertilizer level 1-4) that are related to ...
Funayama Ken K Akita Fruit Tree Experimental Station, Yokote, Akita, 013-0102, Japan, - - 2014
To improve the success of integrated pest management (IPM) in apple orchards, we investigated whether generalist phytoseiid mites have suppressed the occurrence of Tetranychus urticae. In Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, in 2012 and 2013, two types of experimental plot were compared. Conservation plots had been managed for the conservation of ...
Robb Meigan - - 2014
Evidence-based nursing practice requires the use of effective search strategies to locate relevant resources to guide practice change. Continuing education and staff development professionals can assist nurses to conduct effective literature searches. This article provides suggestions for strategies to aid in identifying search terms. Strategies also are recommended for refining ...
DellaVolpe Jeffrey D JD Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - - 2014
The management of critically ill patients with end-stage liver disease can be challenging due to the vulnerability of this population and the wide-ranging complications of the disease. This review proposes an approach based on the major organ systems affected, to provide a framework for managing the most common complications. Although ...
Zalucki Myron P MP School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, - - 2014
Go to virtually any conference or symposium on insect pests and so called 'Integrated Pest Management', or IPM, is presented as the answer to all management problems. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Sprinks Jennifer - - 2014
TEAMS INSPECTING children's services should include at least two parents and a pharmacist to ask specific questions about children's medicines management, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has conceded for its future inspections.
Cates Justin M M JM Department of Pathology, Medical Center North C-3321, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, - - 2014
Governmental regulations and most published guidelines do not provide specific guidance on implementation of quality management (QM) programs for immunohistochemistry (IHC) assays in Anatomic Pathology. QM of IHC consists of 3 main components: quality control, quality assurance, and quality improvement initiatives, each entailing distinctive but interrelated objectives. Discussion of the ...
Savage Eileen E Catherine McAuley School of Nursing & Midwifery Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, Cork, - - 2014
Self-management education may help patients with cystic fibrosis and their families to choose, monitor and adjust treatment requirements for their illness, and also to manage the effects of illness on their lives. Although self-management education interventions have been developed for cystic fibrosis, no previous systematic review of the evidence of ...
Griffiths Matt M Birmingham City - - 2014
I am a manager of a residential and nursing home. Can my staff transcribe medications for new patients?
Pirani Sanaa I SI Institute Center for Water and Environment (iWater), Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, United Arab - - 2014
Solid waste management is a key aspect of the environmental management of establishments belonging to the hospitality sector. In this study, we reviewed literature in this area, examining the current status of waste management for the hospitality sector, in general, with a focus on food waste management in particular. We ...
Wright Raymond D RD Jr *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY; and †Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, John Peter Smith Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Fort Worth, - - 2014
Beginning practice as an orthopaedic traumatologist is an important event, when the groundwork is set up for the next few years of hard work. Plans must be made, resources allocated, staff hired, etc. to optimally support the newly practicing surgeon. Academic and nonacademic practice settings are possible, where the facets ...
Beniga Juliet G JG Neuroscience Institute, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, The Queen's Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Fever is a significant contributor to secondary brain insult and management is a challenge for the neurocritical care team. The absence of standardized guidelines likely contributes to poor surveillance and undertreatment of increased temperature. A need for practice change was identified and this evidence-based practice project was initiated to compile ...
Dolor Maryline M QET 8DH/Ortho Joint Trauma, The Queen's Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
A descriptive study of risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) in patients receiving total knee arthroplasty discovered an infection rate higher than the benchmark. Although no risk factors were significant predictors of SSI in this population, an important finding was that, despite a patient population with comorbid diabetes, a ...
Cole Rebecca R Emergency Department, The Queen's Medical Center, 1301 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Evidence supports reducing the use of restraints and seclusion because these episodes can result in psychological harm or physical injury to patients and staff. The goal was to discover better, more therapeutic methods for managing agitated emergency department behavioral health patients to minimize the use of restraints and seclusion. Training ...
Kent Pamela S PS Centers for Dialysis Care, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2014
Compelling evidence indicates that the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing because of an aging population and a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Nutrition management of patients with CKD requires early disease recognition, appropriate interpretation of the markers and stages of CKD, and collaboration with ...
Kent Pamela S - - 2014
Compelling evidence indicates that the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing because of an aging population and a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Nutrition management of patients with CKD requires early disease recognition, appropriate interpretation of the markers and stages of CKD, and collaboration with ...
Faraoni David D Department of Anesthesiology, Queen Fabiola Children's University Hospital, 15 JJ Crocq Avenue, Brussels B-1020, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are increasingly replacing standard anticoagulants. These new drugs have been recently introduced in clinical practice, and specific knowledge regarding preoperative interruption, anticoagulation assessment, and reversal therapies is needed. In this article, 3 main areas related to perioperative NOACs management are discussed: (1) physicians' knowledge, (2) current ...
Wu Xumeng X Shanghai Key Laboratory of Functional Materials Chemistry, Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China. - - 2014
The practical application of organic fluorophores in bioimaging is severely limited due to their generally poor stability. In this Highlight, we emphasize several representative strategies including nanoparticle-encapsulating dyes, dye-doped nanoparticles and molecular engineering for stabilizing fluorophores, especially with a breakthrough in photostability for visualizing disease therapy, tumor and biological processes.
Hindley Jenny J Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Lead, Virgin Care - - 2014
This article presents the findings of an audit on venous leg ulceration prevalence in a community area as a framework for discussing the concept and importance of audit as a tool to inform practice and as a means to benchmark care against national or international standards. It is hoped that ...
Schlegelmilch Jeffrey - - 2014
The use of business intelligence (BI) is common among corporations in the private sector to improve business decision making and create insights for competitive advantage. Increasingly, emergency management agencies are using tools and processes similar to BI systems. With a more thorough understanding of the principles of BI and its ...
Morgan Simon S MBBS, MPH, FRACGP, GP and Medical Educator, General Practice Training Valley to Coast, Mayfield, New South - - 2014
For many new registrars, starting general practice is highly challenging. The general practice environment is characterised by unfamiliar presentations, relative independence of decision-making, greater time pressures and clinical uncertainty. As a regional training provider, we deliver a 'consultation survival' session as part of an introductory workshop for registrars at the ...
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