Role of nurses in improving patient safety: Evidence from surgical complications in 21 countries

ConclusionsA higher proportion of nurses is associated with higher patient safety resulting from lower surgical complications and adverse clinical outcomes in OECD countries. Hence, we alert policy makers about the risk of underestimating the impact of nurses on improving patient safety as well as the quality of health care services in OECD countries.
Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences - Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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ConclusionDouble-plate fixation in combination with bridging bone grafting is an effective method in the treatment of nonunion of femoral supracondylar, subtrochanteric, and shaft fractures even in the infected cases.
Source: Musculoskeletal Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is characterized by chronic thrombi in the pulmonary arteries, causing pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. Early and accurate diagnosis are essential for successful treatment but are often difficult because clinical signs and symptoms can be nonspecific and risk factors, such as history of venous thromboembolism, may not always be present. Here, we report a case involving a 76-year-old woman who demonstrated paradoxical cerebral embolism as the initial manifestation of CTEPH.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We present a case of a thrombus straddling the patent foramen ovale with massive pulmonary embolism, hemodynamic instabili ty, and upper extremity embolism. We performed surgical pulmonary embolectomy, and venous arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was needed to successfully overcome severe right ventricular impairment and pulmonary injury.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough UE DVT is commonly associated with PICC use, the results of this trial do not support the use of SCD on the arm for DVT prevention. Further research on this strategy may nonetheless be justified.Trial RegistrationThis trial was registered in ClinicalTrials.gov under the identifier NCT01670188.
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Few studies describe both inpatient and outpatient treatment and outcomes of patients with acute venous thromboembolism in the US.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Research Study Source Type: research
AbstractHematomas in close compartments and in pelvic gutters are always challenging to treat and diagnose. A young female on apixaban for recently diagnosed pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) presented  to us for the complaints of right sided lower limb weakness. Neurological examination was positive for the right femoral nerve distribution deficit. Computed tomography (CECT) showed large right sided iliopsoas hematoma. Anticoagulation was stopped and was given blood transfusions with which she improved without need of any surgical evacuation. We hereby aim to enrich the understanding of our readers regarding this t...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to elucidate intrinsic factors affecting efficacy of apixaban by conducting population pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis using data from 81 Japanese AF patients. The intrinsic FXa activity was determined to assess the pharmacodynamic effect of apixaban. The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles were described based on a one-compartment model with first-order absorption and a maximum inhibitory model, respectively. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis was conducted using a nonlinear mixed effect modeling program. The population pharmacokinetic parameters of apixaban were fix...
Source: The AAPS Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This article reviews routine postsurgical intensive care unit management, along with management of complications such as acute kidney injury, atrial arrhythmias, deep vein thrombosis, primary graft dysfunction, hyperammonemia syndrome, and thrombocytopenia. Finally, management of long-term issues, including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and bronchial stenosis, is discussed.
Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION:  Six months after a first unprovoked PE, age > 65 years, PVOI ≥ 25% at PE diagnosis, elevated factor VIII, or chronic respiratory disease were found to be independent predictors for residual pulmonary vascular obstruction. CLINICAL TRIALS REGISTRATION:  URL: http://www.controlled-trials.com. Unique identifier: NCT00740883. PMID: 31230343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
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