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  1. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Villahermosa regional hospital, PEMEX. III. - September and October of 2002; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Villahermosa, PEMEX, III.- Septiembre y Octubre de 2002

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    Angeles C, A.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2003-02-15

    The Villahermosa regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiolpogic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  2. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. II. - August of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Salamanca, PEMEX. II.- Agosto de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  3. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. IV. - October of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Salamanca, PEMEX. IV.- Octubre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  4. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. III. - September of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Salamanca, PEMEX. III.- Septiembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  5. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. V. - November of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Salamanca, PEMEX. V.- Noviembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  6. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Villahermosa regional hospital, PEMEX. IV. - November and December of 2002; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al Villahermosa hospital regional, PEMEX, IV.- Noviembre y Diciembre de 2002

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    Angeles C, A.; Hernandez C, J.E.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2003-02-15

    The Villahermosa regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  7. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. I. - July of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Salamanca, PEMEX. I.- Julio de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A

    2001-09-15

    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  8. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. VI. - December of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital regional Salamanca, PEMEX. VI.- Diciembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  9. Local hospital systems: forerunners of regional systems?

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    Luke, R D

    1992-01-01

    Over the past several decades, the hospital industry has been undergoing a major organizational change that has until now been little examined. Local hospital systems (LHSs) are combinations of two or more hospitals that are in the same company and located in or around the same metropolitan areas in this country. This article presents the first detailed examination of the 402 such systems that have been identified to date. LHSs offer great potential for achieving the cost, quality, and access benefits that are often attributable to regional systems. The degree to which LHSs have attained some basic structural features expected of regional systems are examined. Differences are compared within ownership categories. Issues and challenges facing leaders in the field, should they hope to achieve the potential of regional systems, are discussed. PMID:10122669

  10. Provision of general paediatric surgical services in a regional hospital.

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    Zgraj, O

    2012-01-31

    BACKGROUND: In Ireland, specialist paediatric surgery is carried out in paediatric hospitals in Dublin. General surgeons\\/consultants in other surgical specialities provide paediatric surgical care in regional centres. There has been a failure to train general surgeons with paediatric skills to replace these surgeons upon retirement. AIM: To assess paediatric surgical workload in one regional centre to focus the debate regarding the future provision of general paediatric surgery in Ireland. METHODS: Hospital in-patient enquiry (HIPE) system was used to identify total number of paediatric surgical admissions and procedures. Cases assessed requiring hospital transfer. RESULTS: Of 17,478 surgical patients treated, 2,584 (14.8%) were under 14 years. A total of 2,154 procedures were performed. CONCLUSION: Regional centres without dedicated paediatric surgeons deliver care to large numbers of paediatric patients. The demand for care highlights the need for formal paediatric services\\/appropriate surgical training for general surgical trainees.

  11. [Rethinking the visiting nurse system at a major regional hospital].

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    Sueda, M; Kitamikado, H; Sugihara, S; Enomoto, K; Tanaka, T; Mori, H; Fukuyama, Y

    1999-12-01

    The authors' hospital is a National Health Insurance System Hospital near four cities. It serves as the central hospital for a region with a population of about 330,000 people. The hospital has 585 beds and sees an average of 1,500 outpatients each day. The average number of hospitalized patients each day is 500. Its visiting nurse department is located in a regional medical center and functions as a "Visiting Nurse Center". The purpose of the present study was to review the visiting nurse system at our hospital that has been operating for the past 8 years. The motivation for this review was our intention to actively increase the number of people advantage of such services, and attempt to provide continuous care for each individual patient. By looking back on the system as it has been practiced, its procedures, and results during the 8 years from 1990 to 1997, we can consider points for improvement from among the problem points discovered. The problems uncovered in our practice of home nursing care are listed below. 1. It is difficult to present a list with an estimated period for the release from the hospital. 2. Instructions for leaving the hospital are not sufficiently detailed. 3. Arranging the schedule and actual visits for diagnosis and treatment is complex. 4. The system for cooperation with the activities that are done in the hospital is insufficient. 5. The system for cooperation with local public health nurses is insufficient. 6. The system for managing equipment is insufficient. 7. The 24-hour support system for terminal patients is inadequate. PMID:10630227

  12. [Surgery in the regional and district hospitals of German Switzerland].

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    Lanz, R; Hegglin, J; Zimmerli, W

    1979-12-01

    The Regional Hospital is the hub in the surgical service for the broad population. According to its importance, it has furthermore an eminent role in instruction and postgraduate teaching. The requirements and profile for such competent medical chiefs are delineated. The broad surgical requirements, the executive duties in hospital administration, which are shared with the nursing and administration services, and the permanent personal education make it mandatory, that the position of the head surgeon be partitioned by two equally competent and polyvalent general surgeons. The ultimate responsibility for such adequate positioning rests with the political authority. PMID:549885

  13. Hospital-Based Coalition to Improve Regional Surge Capacity

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    James M. Learning; Terndrup, Thomas E.; R. Jerry Adams; Spencer Adoff

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: Surge capacity for optimization of access to hospital beds is a limiting factor in response to catastrophic events. Medical facilities, communication tools, manpower, and resource reserves exist to respond to these events. However, these factors may not be optimally functioning to generate an effective and efficient surge response. The objective was to improve the function of these factors. Methods: Regional healthcare facilities and supporting local emergency response ...

  14. Risk Assessment of Physical Health Hazards in Al-Azhar University Hospital in New Damietta, Egypt

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    Mohammed El-Hady Imam*, Raed Mohammed Alazab**,

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Personnel working in hospitals are exposed to many occupational hazards that may threaten their health and safety. Physical hazards that are encountered in hospital working environment include temperature, illumination, noise, electrical injuries, and radiation. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to identify physical health hazards in all departments of Al-Azhar University Hospital in new Damietta, to measure risk level of these hazards, and to recognize safety me...

  15. Hospital-Based Coalition to Improve Regional Surge Capacity

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    James M. Learning

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Surge capacity for optimization of access to hospital beds is a limiting factor in response to catastrophic events. Medical facilities, communication tools, manpower, and resource reserves exist to respond to these events. However, these factors may not be optimally functioning to generate an effective and efficient surge response. The objective was to improve the function of these factors.Methods: Regional healthcare facilities and supporting local emergency response agencies developed a coalition (the Healthcare Facilities Partnership of South Central Pennsylvania; HCFP¬SCPA to increase regional surge capacity and emergency preparedness for healthcare facilities. The coalition focused on 6 objectives: (1 increase awareness of capabilities and assets, (2 develop and pilot test advanced planning and exercising of plans in the region, (3 augment written medical mutual aid agreements, (4 develop and strengthen partnership relationships, (5 ensure National Incident Management System compliance, and (6 develop and test a plan for effective utilization of volunteer healthcare professionals.Results: In comparison to baseline measurements, the coalition improved existing areas covered under all 6 objectives documented during a 24-month evaluation period. Enhanced communications between the hospital coalition, and real-time exercises, were used to provide evidence of improved preparedness for putative mass casualty incidents.Conclusion: The HCFP-SCPA successfully increased preparedness and surge capacity through a partnership of regional healthcare facilities and emergency response agencies.

  16. Measuring Job Satisfaction Patterns in Saudi ArabiaÕs Southern Regions Hospitals: Implications for Hospital Staff Retention

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    Alshahrani Bander Sayaf

    2015-01-01

    Saudi Arabia Southern Region hospitals have shortage of health professionals especially doctors. Retention of quality doctors and minimizing staff turnover has, therefore, become a major priority for hospitals. Job satisfaction is recognized as key factor influencing retention of doctors. In our paper special emphasis is put on doctors working is Southern Region hospitals of Saudi Arabia. By conducting correlation analysis we determine the most important factors conducive to job satisfaction....

  17. Measuring Job Satisfaction Patterns in Saudi Arabia’s Southern Regions Hospitals: Implications for Hospital Staff Retention

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    Alshahrani Bander Sayaf

    2015-01-01

    Saudi Arabia Southern Region hospitals have shortage of health professionals especially doctors. Retention of quality doctors and minimizing staff turnover has, therefore, become a major priority for hospitals. Job satisfaction is recognized as key factor influencing retention of doctors. In our paper special emphasis is put on doctors working is Southern Region hospitals of Saudi Arabia. By conducting correlation analysis we determine the most important factors conducive to job satisfaction....

  18. Morbimortalidad neonatal durante seis meses en un hospital regional en Ghana

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    María Caridad Corría Santos; Hilario Nikita Peribáñez Elizondo; Carmen Beatriz Santos Lorenzo

    2014-01-01

    Se realizó un trabajo descriptivo de corte transversal sobre la morbimortalidad en la unidad de cuidados intensivos neonatales del Hospital Regional Sunyani de Ghana, en un periodo de seis meses, desde agosto de 2009 hasta enero de 2010, con el objetivo de determinar el comportamiento de la morbimortalidad de 170 neonatos, que necesitaron de estos servicios en el periodo estudiado. Se revisaron las entidades o eventos clínicos definidos y diagnosticados al egreso, así como la cantidad de paci...

  19. Quality of life in peptic ulcer patients referring to Al-Zahra hospital of Isfahan, Iran

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    Hafez, Asghar Ashrafi; Tavassoli, Elahe; Hasanzadeh, Akbar; Reisi, Mahnoush; Javadzade, Seyed Homamodin; Imanzad, Masoumeh

    2013-01-01

    Aim The purpose of this study was to determine quality of life in peptic ulcer patients referring to Al-Zahra hospital of Isfahan. Background Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the most prevalent diseases. Its prevalence is 6-15% and about 10% of people experience its symptom in their life. PUD can have a considerable impact on patients’ quality of life (QOL). Patients and methods This descriptive- analytic survey was done on 93 randomly patients referred to Al-Zahra hospital of Isfahan cit...

  20. A comparison of antibiotic point prevalence survey data from four Irish regional/general hospitals.

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    Naughton, C

    2011-06-01

    Point prevalence surveys (PPS) are increasingly used to examining and compare hospital antibiotic consumption. The aim of this study was to identify the (1) point prevalence of antibiotic use in one regional hospital and (2) compare PPS data from similar regional\\/general hospitals.

  1. Experiencia en cirugía bariátrica en un hospital regional Results of bariatric surgery in a Public Regional Hospital

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    NICOLÁS VELASCO M

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La obesidad mórbida es una patología de creciente consulta en nuestro medio a la cual los servicios de salud público no están ajenos. En la actualidad la cirugía ha demostrado ser el tratamiento más eficaz a largo plazo. Objetivos: Informar los resultados obtenidos en el tratamiento de obesos mórbidos sometidos a cirugía abierta en un servicio hospitalario público regional. Material y método: Se analiza en forma prospectiva los primeros 100 pacientes sometidos a cirugía bariátrica en el Hospital de Coquimbo entre Septiembre de 1998 y Diciembre de 2005. Se usaron 3 técnicas en forma consecutiva. En todas ellas se efectuó el bypass gástrico empleando anastomosis en Y de Roux con asa larga de 160 cm. Para los análisis estadísticos se emplearon los test de ANOVA y Student. Resultados: El 83% de los operados fueron mujeres. El IMC preoperatorio promedio fue de 46 kg/m², siendo un 29% superobesos (IMC>50. La estadía postoperatoria promedio fue de 7,6 días. Complicaciones postoperatorias precoces hubo en el 5%. No se registró mortalidad operatoria en esta serie. El promedio de reducción de exceso de peso fue de 60% a los 6 meses, 72% al año y 66% a los 3 años. Conclusiones: Los resultados obtenidos en un hospital público regional en relación a la cirugía bariátrica son absolutamente comparables a estudios nacionales e internacionales, tanto en la reducción de peso como en la morbimortalidadBackground: Surgery is the most effective treatment in the long run, for morbid obesity. Aim: To report the results of open bariatric surgery for morbid obesity in a regional public hospital. Material and methods: Prospective study of the first 100 patients aged 14 to 62 years (84% women undergoing bariatric surgery in Coquimbo hospital between September 1998 and December 2005. A Horizontal Gastroplasty without gastric resection was done in 13 patients, a 6/7 Gastrectomy in 58 and a 9/10 Gastrectomy in 29. A gastric bypass

  2. Sobrevida de pacientes con infarto agudo al miocardio en un hospital de Costa Rica

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    Manrique Leal Mateos

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo:El presente estudio tiene como propósito principal estimar la probabilidad acumulada de sobrevida al sexto mes de pacientes egresados del Hospital Calderón Guardia bajo el diagnóstico de infarto agudo al miocardio. Metodología:Se realizó un estudio de cohorte retrospectivo que incluyó a pacientes internados bajo el diagnóstico de infarto agudo al miocardio en el Servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia entre el primero de octubre del 2003 al 31 de septiembre del 2004. La probabilidad acumulada de sobrevida de los pacientes se estimó al sexto mes posterior al evento cardiovascular y fue realizada mediante el método de Kaplan Meier. El tiempo de sobreviva fue medido en meses. La fecha inicial del estudio correspondió al momento en que se realizó el diagnóstico de infarto agudo al miocardio a cada paciente.La fecha de término del estudio fue el 31 de septiembre del 2004. El efecto independiente de las variables seleccionadas se realizó mediante el modelo de regresión múltiple de riesgos proporcionales de Cox.El nivel de significancia fue fijado en p<0,05. Resultados:Entre el 1 ºde octubre del 2003 y el 31 de septiembre del 2004, se identificaron 127 pacientes,cuyo diagnóstico de ingreso al Servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia fue infarto agudo al miocardio. El 66,1%(n=84de los casos correspondieron a pacientes del sexo masculino.La edad promedio de los pacientes fue 64,6 años (DE ±12,2. El 63%(n=80de los pacientes presentaron antecedentes de Hipertensión Arterial,siendo este factor de riesgo el más frecuente en la población estudiada. Al final del período de estudio fallecieron 18 pacientes.De éstos,8 murieron por causas diferentes o no derivadas del infarto agudo al miocardio.La probabilidad acumulada de sobrevida para ambos sexos a los seis meses posteriores del evento cardiovascular fue de un 91,3%. Conclusiones:La sobrevida proporcional de la cohorte estudiada se puede

  3. ACIDENTES OCUPACIONAIS COM MATERIAL PERFUROCORTANTE EM UM HOSPITAL REGIONAL DE MINAS GERAIS, BRASIL ACCIDENTES OCUPACIONALES CON MATERIAL CORTO-PUNZANTE EN UN HOSPITAL REGIONAL DE MINAS GERAIS, BRASIL OCCUPATIONAL NEEDLESTICK INJURIES IN A REGIONAL HOSPITAL OF MINAS GERAIS, BRASIL

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    JOSELY PINTO DE MOURA

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available É freqüente a ocorrência de acidentes ocupacionais com materiais perfurocortantes no ambiente hospitalar, envolvendo principalmente os trabalhadores de enfermagem. Este estudo retrospectivo, de natureza descritiva foi realizado num hospital regional do interior de Minas Gerais, no período de janeiro de 2000 a dezembro de 2002 e objetivou caracterizar os acidentes e os acidentados com materiais perfurocortantes. Dos 219 acidentes de trabalho notificados neste período, 139 foram com materiais perfurocortantes, sendo os auxiliares de enfermagem os mais atingidos (43,9%. Quanto ao tempo de exercício profissional, 46,8% dos acidentados tinham de 1 a 5 anos na função e a maioria, 74,1% pertencia ao sexo feminino. Estes acidentes foram mais freqüentes nas clínicas médica e cirúrgica, 21,6% ocorreram devido ao descarte de material perfurocortante em local impróprio e em 46,8% a agulha foi o objeto causador. Conclui-se que conhecer a epidemiologia destes acidentes é fundamental para direcionar ações preventivas nas instituições de saúdeEs frecuente la ocurrencia de los accidentes ocupacionales con material corto-punzante en el ambiente hospitalario, afectando principalmente los trabajadores de enfermería. Este estudio retrospectivo, de naturaleza descriptiva fue realizado en un hospital regional de el interior de Minas Gerais, en el periodo de enero de 2000 a diciembre de 2002 y sus objetivos fueron caracterizar los accidentes y los accidentados con materiales cortopunzantes. De los 219 accidentes de trabajo notificados en este periodo, 139 fueron con materiales corto-punzantes, siendo los auxiliares de enfermería los más afectados (43,9%. Em cuanto al tiempo de ejercicio profesional, 46,8% de los accidentados tenían de 1 a 5 años en la función y la mayoría, 74,1% era mujer. Estos accidentes fueron los mas frecuentes en las clínicas medicas y quirúrgicas, 21,6% ocurrieron debido al descarte de material en local impropio

  4. Patrones de las enfermedades raras congénitas en pacientes ingresados en un hospital regional

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    M.C. Martínez Cirre

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento. Describir el patrón de pacientes ingresados por enfermedades raras correspondientes a anomalías congénitas en un hospital regional. Métodos. Estudio transversal retrospectivo. Se consideraron las altas de hospitalización de los años 2009-2012 con diagnóstico principal entre los códigos CIE 9R MC 740-759. La fuente de información fue el Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos. Se analizaron variables sociodemográficas y clínicas. Resultados. Ingresan en el hospital por enfermedades raras congénitas un 1,6% de la población Un 58,5% fueron varones, con edad media de 21,4 ± 21,5 años. Las Categorías Diagnósticas Mayores más frecuentes fueron Enfermedades del sistema nervioso (86,9%, Enfermedades del aparato circulatorio (51,7% y Sistema músculo-esquelético (50,3%. El 18% de las hospitalizaciones correspondieron a reingresos de pacientes. El servicio con mayor número de episodios fue Cirugía Pediátrica, 29%, seguido de Neurocirugía, 20%. Conclusiones. El patrón de enfermedad rara congénita en el hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves corresponde a un paciente joven, con una enfermedad perteneciente al grupo de la Categoría Diagnóstica Mayor Enfermedad del sistema nervioso tratada quirúrgicamente y un porcentaje de reingresos no elevado.

  5. Evaluation of hospital-learning environment for pediatric residency in eastern region of Saudi Arabia

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    Waleed H. BuAli; Abdul Sattar Khan; Mohammad Hussain Al-Qahtani; Shaikha aldossary

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: No study had been conducted to assess the hospitals’ environment for learning purposes in multicenter sites in Saudi Arabia. It aims to evaluate the environment of hospitals for learning purposes of pediatric residents. Methods: We applied Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure (PHEEM) to measure the learning environment at six teaching hospitals in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia from September to December 2013. Results: The number of respondents was 104 (86.7%) ou...

  6. Estimated radiation exposure from medical imaging for patients of radiology service of Al Faraby Hospital, Oujda Morocco

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    Slimane Semghouli; Bouchra Amaoui; Abdellatif Maamri

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the effective dose received per radiological examination per patient and the additional cancer risk factor in the Radiological Service of Al Faraby Hospital in 2012. Methods: From the number of radiological procedures (NX) made in 2012 in the radiology service of Al Faraby Hospital and the average effective dose DEX associated with each type of act exam X, it is possible to calculate the effective dose collective [S =∑ DEX * NX]. The additional cancer risk factor is calcu...

  7. Natural radioactivity survey in Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi Mountain Region Libya

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    The measurement of natural radioactivity in a given region or country is essential to provide a reference base-line map to follow up a possible variation in future. In order to perform such measurement, the natural radioactivity was measured in different locations. The locations (50 sites) were distributed over Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi Mountain, starting from the city Al-Azeeziah in the eastern part to Wazen on the Tunisian border in the west. The measurements showed obvious variation from one site to another. The levels were fluctuating from (12.8 counts/minute) in Bir-Ayad to (45.7 counts/minute) in Gherian. In order to investigate the cause for such variation, samples were collected from (27) sites for detailed study. The levels of natural radioactivity were determined in the laboratory, and were ranging from (58.7 Bq/kg) in Bir-Ayad to (102.1 Bq/kg) in Gherian. The variation in measured radioactivity was related to the geological structures taken in six perpendicular sections, namely, Gharian, Yevren, Zintan, Nalut, Wazen and Al-Azeeziah taking the naturally occurred radioisotopes concentration of 40K, 232 Th and 238U present in consideration.

  8. Morbidade Materna Grave e Near Misses em Hospital de Referência Regional

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    Márcia Lait Morse

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar perfil epidemiológico da morbidade materna grave/near miss em uma maternidade pública de referência regional, utilizando diferentes critérios identificadores. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo de corte transversal dos casos de morbidade materna grave/near miss realizado em Hospital de referência regional entre junho e outubro de 2009, identificados a partir dos livros de registro de internação da maternidade e análise dos prontuários clínicos. Foram estudadas mulheres que, durante a gestação, parto ou puerpério, apresentaram qualquer quadro clínico compatível com os critérios definidores de morbidade materna grave/near miss de Waterstone et al., Mantel et al. e Organização Mundial de Saúde. RESULTADOS: Entre as 1.544 internações foram identificadas 89 mulheres com morbidade materna grave, considerando os critérios adotados. As razões de morbidade materna grave/near miss variaram entre 81,4 a 9,4 por 1.000 NV, dependendo do critério utilizado. O índice de Mortalidade foi de 3,2%, chegando a 23% no critério da OMS. Das 89 mulheres, apenas 40% fizeram mais de seis consultas de pré-natal e 10% não realizaram qualquer consulta. Os marcadores mais encontrados foram a pré-eclâmpsia grave seguida de hemorragia grave, internação em UTI, Síndrome HELLP e eclâmpsia. Ocorreram três mortes maternas por causas obstétricas com RMM de 280/100.000 NV e uma morte tardia. O critério da OMS se mostrou mais específico, identificando os casos mais graves, enquanto o de Waterstone foi mais sensível. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo da morbidade materna grave/near miss em um hospital de referência regional pode contribuir para o conhecimento da magnitude deste evento, como também identificar suas características e condições clínicas mais frequentes, sendo extremamente importante para o enfrentamento da morbi-mortalidade materna.

  9. Hospitals

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    Department of Homeland Security — This database contains locations of Hospitals for 50 states and Washington D.C. , Puerto Rico and US territories. The dataset only includes hospital facilities and...

  10. Payment for nondistributive hospital pharmacy services--a regional survey.

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    Strandberg, L R; Stennett, D J; Simonson, W

    1978-07-01

    Questionnaires were mailed to all (464) nongovernment, not-for-profit and investor owned for-profit hospital pharmacies in Washingon, Oregon and California. Responses were received from 350 institutions, a return rate of 75.4 percent. Pharmacists were asked to report data relating to the incidence of, the range of fees charged, and the extent of reimbursement received from third party carriers for the provision of nondistributive pharmacy services. The data received indicate that pharmacy consultation to physicians was provided by 77.9 percent of the respondents, drug therapy monitoring by 48.1 percent, generalized patient discharge consultation by 40.8 percent, CPR team participation by 27.2 percent, indepth patient discharge consultation by 17.5 percent and admitting medication history by 8.8 percent. Additionally, 12 institutions charged for providing 16 nondistributive pharmacy services. Directors of pharmacy from six hospitals indicated that they billed third party carriers for nondistributive pharmacy services as part of their total pharmacy charge via their usual billing procedure. All third party carriers billed in this manner paid for the nondistributive pharmacy service. PMID:10308024

  11. Multicultural healthcare providers in hospitals in the Gulf region

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    Aref Ibrahim Alabed

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available In Gulf areas, most of the population more than 50% comprises of people form the other nationalities and hence the doctors in gulf area also belong from the different nationalities. The patient and ndash;physician relationship is inherently unequal given the status differences between clinicians and help-seekers. The multiculturalism / or due to different nationalities raises a lot of problems for doctors as well as the patients and this affect the satisfaction level of the patients. The absence of physician trust on behalf of this issue is considered to be a key mechanism underlying health care disparities. This study have been conducted to Gulf area are from different countries and this may lead to different ways of results in dealing with the patients at the same hospital which affects the patients' satisfaction level. The study have found out that patients' satisfaction level is highly dependent upon the nationality of doctors and similarity of the nationality. This issue can be overcome by training the healthcare professionals in leadership, communication, emotional intelligence and other skills in the hospital to have a higher patient satisfaction and to overcome the barriers that are aroused due to the different nationalities of the doctors. Descriptive research design is selected for this study because of its significance to the studies that will be directed in future and it is utilized to depict the specifications of the population under study. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(6.000: 2444-2448

  12. Morbidade Materna Grave e Near Misses em Hospital de Referência Regional

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    Márcia Lait Morse

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar perfil epidemiológico da morbidade materna grave/near miss em uma maternidade pública de referência regional, utilizando diferentes critérios identificadores. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo de corte transversal dos casos de morbidade materna grave/near miss realizado em Hospital de referência regional entre junho e outubro de 2009, identificados a partir dos livros de registro de internação da maternidade e análise dos prontuários clínicos. Foram estudadas mulheres que, durante a gestação, parto ou puerpério, apresentaram qualquer quadro clínico compatível com os critérios definidores de morbidade materna grave/near miss de Waterstone et al., Mantel et al. e Organização Mundial de Saúde. RESULTADOS: Entre as 1.544 internações foram identificadas 89 mulheres com morbidade materna grave, considerando os critérios adotados. As razões de morbidade materna grave/near miss variaram entre 81,4 a 9,4 por 1.000 NV, dependendo do critério utilizado. O índice de Mortalidade foi de 3,2%, chegando a 23% no critério da OMS. Das 89 mulheres, apenas 40% fizeram mais de seis consultas de pré-natal e 10% não realizaram qualquer consulta. Os marcadores mais encontrados foram a pré-eclâmpsia grave seguida de hemorragia grave, internação em UTI, Síndrome HELLP e eclâmpsia. Ocorreram três mortes maternas por causas obstétricas com RMM de 280/100.000 NV e uma morte tardia. O critério da OMS se mostrou mais específico, identificando os casos mais graves, enquanto o de Waterstone foi mais sensível. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo da morbidade materna grave/near miss em um hospital de referência regional pode contribuir para o conhecimento da magnitude deste evento, como também identificar suas características e condições clínicas mais frequentes, sendo extremamente importante para o enfrentamento da morbi-mortalidade materna.OBJECTIVE: To investigate severe maternal morbidity/near misses in a tertiary

  13. Al-rich region of Al−Pt

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    Highlights: •The constitution of Al−Pt above 65 at.% Al is specified. •The previously reported Al4Pt, Al21Pt8 and Al2Pt phases are confirmed. •A new stable orthorhombic phase was revealed at ∼75–76 at.% Al and 801–915 °C. -- Abstract: The constitution of the Al-rich part of the Al−Pt alloy system is revised. Apart from the previously reported equilibrium Al4Pt, Al21Pt8 and Al2Pt phases, a complex intermetallic was revealed at 75-76 at.% Al between 801 and 915 °C. Its structure determined by electron diffraction is orthorhombic (Bmmb, a = 1.983, b = 1.636 and c = 1.422 nm)

  14. Creencias en torno al aborto inducido en un hospital público

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Establecer las propiedades psicométricas de un instrumento que pondera las creencias en torno al aborto inducido. Método: Se llevó a cabo un estudio correlacional y transversal con una muestra no probabilística de 120 derechohabientes de un hospital público ubicado en una entidad del centro de país. Materiales: Se construyó una Escala de Creencias en torno al Aborto Inducido la cual incluyó 17 reactivos con dos opciones de respuesta: falso o verdadero. Resultados: Para establecer la confiabilidad se estimó una curtosis multivariable de -2,578unaalfade0,73 y esfericidad de 0,832 con adecuación significativa. Se estableció un modelo estructural reflectivo (X² = 16,25; 11gl; p = 0,055; GFI = 0,975; RMR = 0,008 que se ajustó al modelo de medición (GFI = 0,90; RMR = 0,01. Discusión: Se recomienda la inclusión de otras variables tales como religión, usos y costumbres locales para explicar posibles modelos regionales de prácticas abortivas inducidas legalmente.

  15. Touristic specialization and returns on human capital in the hospitality sector of the Spanish regions

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of our study is to evaluate the existence and degree of specialization in tourism of the Spanish regions from the perspective of the human capital stock and the returns of their education, limiting the scope of study to the hospitality subsector. We use an expanded version of the Mincer wage equation (1974 and data from the 2006 Spanish Wage Structure Survey. All the regions under analysis show lower education returns (and other human capital variables in the hospitality sector when compared to other private services. There are significant differences in education returns between regions, especially in Catalonia and the Canary Islands.

  16. Reacciones adversas al tratamiento antirretroviral de gran actividad inicial en el hospital Santa Rosa – Piura.

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar la incidencia y factores asociados a reacciones adversas medicamentosas (RAM al TARGA inicial durante el periodo enero 2006 – diciembre 2007 en el Hospital de Apoyo Santa Rosa-Piura. Diseño: Se realizó un estudio analítico de cohorte retrospectiva. Lugar: Hospital de Apoyo Santa Rosa-Piura. Participantes: 107 historias clínicas de pacientes VIH positivos mayores de 18 años que recibieron TARGA y fueron atendidos durante este periodo en el consultorio de infectología. Intervenciones: Se analizaron retrospectivamente las historias clínicas que fueron pertinentes para la recolección de datos. Principales medidas de resultado: Analisis Univariado, Bivariado (t de Student, y Riesgo Relativo, multivariado (Regresión logística con 95% de confianza (p<0.05. Resultados: En 107 pacientes se encontró una incidencia acumulada de 66,35% de RAM al TARGA inicial. Las RAM experimentadas con mayor frecuencia fueron anemia (35,2%, rash (16,9% y vómitos (9,9%. Se encontró diferencias significativas entre la media de edad y la presencia de RAM con la prueba de t de student (p < 0.05 Conclusiones: Existe una alta incidenica de RAM en pacientes incluidos en TARGA, siendo la más frecuente la anemia en 25 pacientes (35,2%. La media de edad es mayor en pacientes con RAM. Palabras Claves: VIH/SIDA, Terapia de alta actividad antirretroviral, Reacciones adversas a medicamentos.

  17. Survey of Safety Practices Among Hospital Laboratories in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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    Background Unsafe working practices, working environments, disposable waste products, and chemicals in clinical laboratories contribute to infectious and non-infectious hazards. Staffs, the community, and patients are less safe. Furthermore, such practices compromise the quality of laboratory services. We conducted a study to describe safety practices in public hospital laboratories of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Method Randomly selected ten public hospital laboratories in Oromia Regiona...

  18. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. IV. - October of 2001

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    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  19. Substandard emergency obstetric care - a confidential enquiry into maternal deaths at a regional hospital in Tanzania

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    Sorensen, Bjarke Lund; Elsass, Peter; Nielsen, Brigitte Bruun;

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: (i) To identify clinical causes of maternal deaths at a regional hospital in Tanzania and through confidential enquiry (CE) assess major substandard care and make a comparison to the findings of the internal maternal deaths audits (MDAs); (ii) to describe hospital staff reflections on ......, and staff dedication to the process was questioned. CONCLUSION: Quality assurance of emergency obstetric care might be strengthened by supplementing internal MDA with external CE....

  20. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. V. - November of 2001

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    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  1. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. VI. - December of 2001

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    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  2. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. I. - July of 2001

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    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  3. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Salamanca regional hospital, PEMEX. II. - August of 2001

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    The Salamanca regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  4. Dose determination in interventional procedures at a hospital, using Al2O3:C detectors

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    Full text: Interventional practices have increased in most countries over the past 20 years, combining diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, the determination of staff doses in fluoroscopy is difficult, because the examinations are dynamic in nature. Such procedures are complex and they involve prolonged irradiations, providing high radiation doses to patients and to the staff. The effective dose of the staff can be estimated by direct methods, using the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) technique. In the present work inLight dosimeters and an inLight microstar reader, Landauer, were utilized. These dosimeters are formed by four aluminium oxide (Al2O3:C) detectors and there are aluminium, copper and plastic filters and an open window in each badge. In this work, the dosimeters were utilized for the dose determinations in interventional procedures. Initially the calibration factors and the energy dependence of Al2O3:C dosimeters were obtained in the range of 60 to 120 kV. The doses were evaluated at different positions on the staff during the routine procedures at the Hospital Sao Paulo. The results will be compared with those previously obtained using thermoluminescent CaSO4:Dy

  5. Hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions and the role of primary care in Italian regions.

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract
    Background: Hospitalization may often be prevented by timely and effective outpatient care either by preventing the onset of an illness, controlling an acute illness or managing a chronic disease with an appropriate follow-up. The objective of the study is to examine the variability of hospital admissions within Italian regions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSCs, and their relationship with primary care supply.
    Methods: Hospital discharge data aggregated at a regional level collected in 2005 were analysed by type of ACS conditions. Main outcome measures were regional hospital admission rates for ACSCs. Negative binomial models were used to analyse the association with individual risk factors (age and gender and regional risk factors (propensity to hospitalisation and prevalence of specific conditions.
    Non-parametric correlation indexes between standardised hospital admission rates and quantitative measures of primary care services were calculated.
    Results: ACSC admissions accounted for 6.6% of total admissions, 35.7% were classified as acute conditions and 64.3% as chronic conditions. Admission rates for ACSCs varied widely across Italian regions with different patterns for chronic and acute conditions. Southern regions showed significantly higher rates for chronic conditions and North-eastern regions for acute conditions. We found a significant negative association between the provision of ambulatory specialist services and standardised hospitalization rates
    (SHR for ACS chronic conditions (r=-0.50; p=0.02 and an inverse correlation among SHR for ACS acute conditions and the rate of GPs per 1,000 residents, although the latter was not statistically significant.
    Conclusions: In Italy, about 480,000 inpatient hospital admissions in 2005 were attributable to ACSCs. Even
    adjusting for potential confounders

  6. Combining resources, combining forces: regionalizing hospital library services in a large statewide health system.

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    Martin, Heather J; Delawska-Elliott, Basia

    2015-01-01

    After a reduction in full-time equivalents, 2 libraries in large teaching hospitals and 2 libraries in small community hospitals in a western US statewide health system saw opportunity for expansion through a regional reorganization. Despite a loss of 2/3 of the professional staff and a budgetary decrease of 27% over the previous 3 years, the libraries were able to grow business, usage, awareness, and collections through organizational innovation and improved efficiency. This paper describes the experience--including process, challenges, and lessons learned--of an organizational shift to regionalized services, collections, and staffing. Insights from this process may help similar organizations going through restructuring. PMID:25552945

  7. Hemoglobin H disease in the Al-Qatif region of Saudi Arabia

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    The Al-Qatif region in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia has thehighest prevalence of alpha-thalassemia genes in the Kingdom. Hemoglobin H(Hb H) disease, however, has been rarely reported. We decided therefore toverify the rarity of disease and characterize the presenting features incases identified. All patients seen in Qatif Central Hospital betweenSeptember 1988 and November 1990 with low red cell indices were screened forHb H disease and those found positive had clinical data compiled from theirhospital records and analyzed. Thirty-nine cases of Hb H were diagnosed. Themean age of patients was 18 years. The mean hemoglobin was 13.5 g/dL forneonates and 7.6 g/dL for others. The mean Hb Bart's level was 27.5% inneonates and the mean Hb H level in others was 11.1%. In addition to low redcell indices, all patients had a high red cell distribution width (RDW) meanof 25.6%. The main clinical signs were jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly.Concurrent glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency was seen in28.2% of patients. Hemoglobin H disease is not uncommon in the Al-Qatifregion of Saudi Arabia. The red cell indices may mimic iron deficiency, whichshould be excluded by the presence of jaundice and organomegaly. Thecondition often co-exists with G6PD deficiency. (author)

  8. Developmental Outcome of Very Low Boy Weight Babies Born in a Regional Public Hospital in Hong Kong%Regional Public Hospital in Hong Kong

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    KNR Yuen; CB Chow; D Allison

    2009-01-01

    Objectives To investigate the Short term development outcome of a cohort of Very low Birth Weight(VLRW)babies(i.e.Birth-weight less than 1500 g.)born in a Hong Kong regional public hospital in 2001.Design Non-randomized prospective cohort Study.Setting Regional public hospital in Hong Kong.Partieipants 29 babies with birth weight of less than 1500 g(i.e.very low birth weight babies)who were bom and survived to discharge in Kwong Wah Hospital in the period between lst January 2001 to 31st December 2001.Main outoome measures Deveiopmcntal outcome.Results A total of 27 very low birth weight babies(15 males and 12 females)were included in the study.The mean gestational age of the cohort was 28.6 weeks±3.08 weeks.The mean birth weight of the cohort of babies was 1120 g±270 g.Two patients defaulted follow up and assessment in the first two years of life.At the chronological age of 4 vears old,21 out of 25 babies (84%)had normal growth and development.Four out of 25 babies were found to have developmental delay,including one baby with severe handicap.Conehmion With advances in medical care,many low birth weight babies can now 8urvive,but a number of these high risk babies may have long term developmental problems.It is important to monitor these patients closely after discharge from hospital so that early identification and rehabilitation of developmental problems can be possible.

  9. Hepatobiliary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease among Children Admitted to Al Wahda Teaching Hospital, Aden, Yemen

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    Hana A. Qhalib

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study aimed to describe the pattern of hepatobiliary complications among patients with sickle cell disease (SCD and to assess their correlation with age, gender and other risk factors. Methods: This cross-sectional study assessed 106 patients with SCD who were admitted to Al Wahda Teaching Hospital in Aden, Yemen, between January and June 2009. A full history, thorough examination, essential laboratory investigations (including a complete blood count, liver function test and viral markers test and an abdominal ultrasound were performed on all patients. The clinicopathological characteristics of the hepatobiliary complications were analysed for their correlation to different risk factors such as age and gender. Results: It was found that 46.2% of the patients with SCD had hepatobiliary complications. Of these, 36.7% had viral hepatitis, 26.0% had cholecystitis and 20% had gallstones. A total of 60.4% of the affected patients were male. The mean levels of alanine aminotransferase (59.4 and 56.0 U/L and aspartate transaminase (40.1 and 38.3 U/L were significantly elevated in patients with viral hepatitis and cholecystitis, respectively. Hepatitis B virus surface antigen showed higher positivity (10.4% than anti-hepatitis A and anti-hepatitis C antibodies. Hepatobiliary complications increased significantly with age and were notably higher among those who were often admitted to hospital and/or underwent frequent blood transfusions. Conclusion: This study suggests that hepatobiliary complications are common among SCD patients and the likelihood of developing such complications increases as patients age. Thus, regular clinical follow-ups, abdominal ultrasound studies and periodic liver function tests, as well as serological tests for viral hepatitis, are strongly recommended. These can help in the early detection of these complications and allow opportunities for their management and prevention.

  10. [Obstetrical activity of a regional hospital center in the northern Ivory Coast].

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    Ribault, L

    1989-05-01

    Rupture of the uterus remains, in some countries, a frequent occurrence. This report of the obstetrical activity of a Regional Hospital Center in the Ivory Coast, demonstrates all the difficulties of a disconcerting pathology for visiting physicians, not used to this type of accident in Europe. PMID:2544976

  11. Humanización de la atención al parto y nacimiento: la historia del Hospital Sofia Feldman

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    Ana Flávia Coelho LOPES; Erika da Silva DITTZ; Lélia Maria MADEIRA; Vera Cristina Augusta Marques BONAZZI

    2010-01-01

    Este artículo presenta elementos que expresan la humanización de la atención a la mujer y al recién nacido en el Hospital Sofia Feldman. La búsqueda constante de la integralidad de la asistencia a la mujer y al recién nacido motivó al Hospital a promover prácticas asistenciales innovadoras que se reflejan en la calidad de la atención a la población. Se destaca el modelo de gestión, el cuidado orientado por las necesidades de la usuaria y su familia, y la inversión en la formación de sus trab...

  12. Hospital care and capacity in the tri-state region of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio: analysis and insights.

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    Burns, David J; Chinta, Ravi; Kashyap, Vishal; Manolis, Chris; Sen, Amit

    2008-01-01

    Hospitals are a significant part of the burgeoning healthcare sector in the United States (U.S.) economy. Despite the availability of what some describe as the world's best healthcare, the U.S. suffers from wide discrepancies in healthcare provision across hospitals and regions of the country. Specifically, capacity, utilization, quality, and even financial performance of hospitals vary widely. Based on secondary data from 533 hospitals in the adjoining states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, this study develops several comparative metrics that enable benchmarking, which, in turn, leads to several inferences and implications for hospital administrators. The paper concludes with implications for hospital administrators and suggestions for future research. PMID:19042547

  13. Tetragonal phase in Al-rich region of U-Fe-Al system

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    Meshi, L. [Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105 (Israel); Zenou, V. [Nuclear Research Center-Negev, P.O. Box 9001, Beer-Sheva (Israel); Ezersky, V. [Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105 (Israel); Munitz, A. [Nuclear Research Center-Negev, P.O. Box 9001, Beer-Sheva (Israel); Talianker, M. [Department of Materials Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105 (Israel)]. E-mail: mital@bgumail.bgu.ac.il

    2005-10-27

    A new ternary aluminide U{sub 2}FeAl{sub 20} with the approximate composition Al-4.2at% Fe-8.5at% U was observed in the Al-rich corner of the U-Al-Fe system. Transmission electron microscopy and electron microdiffraction technique were used for characterization of the structure of this phase. It has a tetragonal unit cell with the parameters a=12.4A and c=10.3A and can be described by the space group I4-bar 2m.

  14. Tetragonal phase in Al-rich region of U-Fe-Al system

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    A new ternary aluminide U2FeAl20 with the approximate composition Al-4.2at% Fe-8.5at% U was observed in the Al-rich corner of the U-Al-Fe system. Transmission electron microscopy and electron microdiffraction technique were used for characterization of the structure of this phase. It has a tetragonal unit cell with the parameters a=12.4A and c=10.3A and can be described by the space group I4-bar 2m

  15. Hospital Workers' Awareness of Health and Environmental Impacts of Poor Clinical Waste Disposal in the Northwest Region of Cameroon

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    Mochungong, Peter I. K.; Gulis, Gabriel; Sodemann, Morten

    2010-01-01

    a survey to evaluate hospital workers' awareness of health and environmental impacts of poor clinical waste disposal in Cameroon. We randomly distributed 500 questionnaires to hospital workers in three hospitals in the Northwest Region of Cameroon in April 2008. In addition, we observed collection...... management. Methods of collecting, segregating, transporting and disposing clinical waste at the three hospitals was poor. The development of a comprehensive policy on efficient clinicalwaste management in Cameroon is imperative....

  16. Hospital workers' awareness of health and environmental impacts of poor clinical waste disposal in the Northwest Region of Cameroon

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    Mochungong, Peter I K; Gulis, Gabriel; Sodemann, Morten

    2010-01-01

    a survey to evaluate hospital workers' awareness of health and environmental impacts of poor clinical waste disposal in Cameroon. We randomly distributed 500 questionnaires to hospital workers in three hospitals in the Northwest Region of Cameroon in April 2008. In addition, we observed collection...... management. Methods of collecting, segregating, transporting and disposing clinical waste at the three hospitals was poor. The development of a comprehensive policy on efficient clinical waste management in Cameroon is imperative....

  17. Patrones de las enfermedades raras congénitas en pacientes ingresados en un hospital regional

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    M.C. Martínez Cirre; M. M. Rodríguez del Águila; A. Fernández Valdivia; M. Peña Taveras; J. Martínez Tapias

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    Fundamento. Describir el patrón de pacientes ingresados por enfermedades raras correspondientes a anomalías congénitas en un hospital regional. Métodos. Estudio transversal retrospectivo. Se consideraron las altas de hospitalización de los años 2009-2012 con diagnóstico principal entre los códigos CIE 9R MC 740-759. La fuente de información fue el Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos. Se analizaron variables sociodemográficas y clínicas. Resultados. Ingresan en el hospital por enfermedades raras c...

  18. The Al-rich region of the Al–Fe–Mn alloy system

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    Highlights: • Constitution of Al–Fe–Mn was studied above 50 at.% Al at 650–1070 °C. • AlMn (A2) and AlFe (B2) phases form a continuous compositional region. • Al8Mn5 and Al8Fe5 γ-brass type phases form a continuous compositional region. • Al13Fe4, Al5Fe2, Al2Fe, Al6Mn, Al11Mn4, γ2 exhibit wide ternary extensions. • Four ternary intermetallics were revealed. - Abstract: Phase equilibria in the Al-rich region of the Al–Fe–Mn alloy system were studied at 1070, 1020, 950, 875, 800, 740, 695 and 650 °C. The continuous region of the bcc solid solution was estimated between the Al–Mn and Al–Fe terminals. Also the isostructural high-temperature Al–Mn and Al–Fe γ1-phases (γ-brass type structure) form continuous regions. The Al6Mn, high-temperature T-Al11Mn4 and low-temperature γ2 phases dissolve up to 9.0, 14.5 and 31.0 at.% Fe, respectively, while the M-Al13Fe4, Al5Fe2 and Al2Fe phases dissolve up to 15.5, 11.5 and 10.0 at.% Mn, respectively. The thermodynamically stable decagonal D3-phase with periodicity of 1.25 nm in the specific direction and two periodic intermetallics designated φ (P63/mmc; a = 0.7554, c = 0.7872 nm) and κ (P63/m; a = 1.7630, c = 1.2506 nm) were identified. An additional ternary phase of unknown structure was also revealed

  19. Hospitals

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    Mullins, Michael

    2013-01-01

    is to minimize the negative effects of stress inducing environments based on research results. Which stress inducing factors? We can look around at some old hospitals and see they are noisy, confusing, ugly, monotonous, hard, cold, artificial, and dark; qualitative terms which can indicate what we shouldn...... in the navigation experience and wasted time of medical staff in providing directions. Space in hospitals: space can be divided into personal, social and outdoor space. Personal space: single rooms have been well documented in: admission length, mortality rates, comfort levels, sense of privacy, all users......’ satisfaction. Social space: attention to spatial qualities, volume and interior design in terms of encouraging physical contact between users in wards, waiting areas and semi-private rooms. Outdoor space: Landscape and gardens are not enough in themselves; they should be visible, centrally or strategically...

  20. A Ten Year Descriptive Study of Adult Leukaemia at Al-Jomhori Teaching Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen

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    Jameel Al-Ghazaly

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: There is scarcity of data of the epidemiology of leukaemia in Arab countries including Yemen. Understanding patterns of leukaemia underpins epidemiology and can provide insight into disease etiology. The aim of this research is to determine the epidemiologic pattern of adult leukaemia in Yemen. Methods: The research is a descriptive cross-sectional study. We analyzed the data of 702 adult patients with leukaemia, who were newly diagnosed over a ten-year period between October 1999 and October 2009 at the referral haematology centre in Sana’a at Al-Jomhori Teaching Hospital, according to type of leukaemia, age, sex, geographic distribution and time of diagnosis. Results: Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML was found to be the most common (45.1% followed by Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML (26.5%, Acute Lymphoid Leukaemia (ALL (17.7% and Chronic Lymphoid Leukaemia (CLL (10.7%, respectively. There was an almost equal prevalence of AML and CML for males and females but males had significantly more cases of ALL and CLL (p =0.008. A significant variation in geographic pattern showed that the highest number of cases is seen the Central mountainous region and the least number of cases in the South-eastern region which is coastal and lowland (p<0.001. The seasonal variation showed that higher number of ALL cases was seen in the summer months (33% compared with other seasons (21% in the spring, 24.2% in autumn and 21.8% in winter. Conclusions: The pattern of adult leukaemia in Yemen is different from that seen in western countries which could be attributed to different environmental exposure. The geographic pattern indicates a possible role of certain environmental factors which warrant further investigations. The pattern of seasonal variation needs further studies for evaluating the seasonality.

  1. CenologiÑal model of the region resistance management

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    Aleksandr Kuzminov

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    This article discusses a new methodological approach the study and management of a regional market environment based on cenological patterns. As the target is determined by the need to ensure structural balance and sustainability. Research tools and management adopted by the species analysis, which provided a measure of public exposure in order to create a sustainable competitive business environment of the region

  2. What drives patient mobility across Italian regions? Evidence from hospital discharge data.

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    Balia, Silvia; Brau, Rinaldo; Marrocu, Emanuela

    2014-01-01

    This chapter examines patient mobility across Italian regions using data on hospital discharges that occurred in 2008. The econometric analysis is based on Origin-Destination (OD) flow data. Since patient mobility is a crucial phenomenon in contexts of hospital competition based on quality and driven by patient choice, as is the case in Italy, it is crucial to understand its determinants. What makes the Italian case more interesting is the decentralization of the National Health Service that yields large regional variation in patient flows in favor of Centre-Northern regions, which typically are 'net exporters' of hospital treatments. We present results from gravity models estimated using count data estimators, for total and specific types of flows (ordinary admissions, surgical DRGs and medical DRGs). We model cross-section dependence by specifically including features other than geographical distance for OD pairs, such as past migration flows and the share of surgical DRGs. Most of the explanatory variables exhibit the expected effect, with distance and GDP per capita at origin showing a negative impact on patient outflows. Past migrations and indicators of performance at destination are effective determinants of patient mobility. Moreover, we find evidence of regional externalities due to spatial proximity effects at both origin and destination. PMID:24864385

  3. Analysis of maxillofacial prosthetics at university dental hospitals in the capital region of Korea

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    Lee, Jong-Ho

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    PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the demographic patterns of maxillofacial prosthetic treatment to identify the characteristics and geographic distribution of patients with maxillofacial prosthetics in the capital region of Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective analytical multicenter study was performed by chart reviews. This study included patients who visited the department of prosthodontics at four university dental hospitals for maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation. Patients with facial and congenital defects or with insufficient medical data were excluded. The patients were classified into three categories based on the location of the defect. Patients' sex, age, and residential area were analyzed. Pearson's chi-square test with a significance level of 0.05 was used to analyze the variables. RESULTS Among 540 patients with maxillofacial prosthetics, there were 284 (52.59%) male patients and 256 (47.41%) female patients. The number of the patients varied greatly by hospital. Most patients were older than 70, and the most common defect was a hard palate defect. Chi-square analysis did not identify any significant differences in sex, age, and distance to hospital for any defect group (P>.05). CONCLUSION The results of this study indicated that there was imbalance in the distribution of patients with maxillofacial prosthetic among the hospitals in the capital region of Korea. Considerations on specialists and insurance policies for the improvement of maxillofacial prosthetics in Korea are required. PMID:27350859

  4. The development and evaluation of a health education programme for pregnant women in a regional hospital, southern Thailand.

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    Thassri, J; Kala, N; Chusintong, L; Phongthanasarn, J; Boonsrirat, S; Jirojwong, S

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    The maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Thailand is higher than neighbouring developing countries including Malaysia and Singapore. The 1993 MMR of Thailand was 249 per 100 000 livebirths which was four times higher than the rates in Malaysia and Singapore (World Health Organization 1995). The major causes of these deaths were haemorrhage, toxaemia of pregnancy and sepsis which were likely to be prevented by adequate prenatal care (Thailand Ministry of Public Health 1996). A large proportion of Thai pregnant women have poor health. Between 1994 and 1995, a national study conducted by Thailand Ministry of Health showed that 39% of pregnant women were anaemic, defined as haemoglobin concentration lower than 33% (Supamethaporn 1997). Another study conducted in the southern region also indicated that 13.8% of pregnant women were anaemic caused by iron deficiency (Phatthanapreechakul et al. 1997). Other behaviours which increased risks associated with child birth included non-antenatal care (ANC) attendance, undertaking physically demanding tasks and failure to increase nutritional intake during their pregnancy period (N. Phiriyanuphong et al. 1992, unpublished report). These factors emphasize the importance of a health education programme which could facilitate women to, for example, increase protein and iron intake during pregnancy which would reduce complications from their poor health status. This study was conducted in a regional hospital in Thailand where there was no systematic and well-planned health education programme for pregnant women. The initial aim was to design a health education programme using input from the hospital health care professionals including obstetricians, nurses, nutritionists, health educators and health promoters. An active involvement of these personnel assisted to sustain the provision of the programme provided for pregnant women after the cessation of the study project. Another aim of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of the

  5. Factors associated with induced abortion at selected hospitals in the Volta Region, Ghana

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    Full Text Available Ellen Eyi Klutsey,1 Augustine Ankomah2 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, 2Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana Background: Induced abortion rates remained persistently high in the Volta Region of Ghana in the 5 years from 2006 to 2011. Some hospitals, both rural and urban, report induced abortion-related complications as one of the top ten conditions in hospital admissions. This study explored demographic and other factors associated with induced abortion, and also assessed awareness of abortion-related complications among women of reproductive age in the Volta Region. Methods: A quantitative, hospital-based, unmatched case-control study was performed. The Volta Region was stratified into two health administration zones, ie, north and south. For each zone, hospitals were stratified into government and private hospitals. Employing simple random sampling, one private and three government hospitals were selected from each zone. This study is therefore based on eight hospitals, ie, six government hospitals and two private hospitals. Results: Marital status, employment status, number of total pregnancies, and knowledge about contraception were found to be associated with induced abortion. Multiple logistic regression showed a 4% reduction in the odds of induced abortion in married women compared with women who were single (odds ratio [OR] 0.11, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.07–0.22. Unemployed women of reproductive age were found to be 0.35 times less likely to seek induced abortion compared with their employed counterparts (OR 0.35, CI 0.19–0.65. It was also observed that women with their second pregnancies were 3.8 times more likely to seek induced abortion and women with more than two pregnancies were 6.6 times more likely to do so (OR 3.81, CI 1.94–7.49 and OR 6.58, CI 2.58–16.79, respectively

  6. Geriatric Injuries among Patients Attending a Regional Hospital in Shinyanga Tanzania

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    Chalya, Phillipo L; Mabula, Joseph B; Ngayomela, Isdor H.; Mbelenge, Nkinda; Dass, Ramesh M; McHembe, Mabula; Ngallaba, Sospatro E.; Gilyoma, Japhet M

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    Geriatric injuries pose a major challenge to surgeons and general practitioners in developing countries. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, injury characteristics and outcomes of geriatric injury among patients at Shinyanga Regional Hospital in Tanzania. Data was collected using a pre-tested, coded questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS computer system. A total of 94 geriatric trauma patients constituting 22.7% of all trauma admissions were studied. The male to female...

  7. Knowledge, Skills and Competencies of Hospitality Companies in the South Moravian Region

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    In 2009, a survey focused on barriers to entrepreneurship among managers and/or owners of companies in the hospitality industry in the South Moravian Region was carried out (Klapalová,2011) at the College of Business and Hotel Management in Brno. Results of this survey revealed that knowledge together with skills and competencies was considered to be the biggest barrier to sustainable successful entrepreneurship of these companies and this perception wasalso confirmed by Spearman’s correlatio...

  8. From grass to grace: How SLMTA revolutionised the Bamenda Regional Hospital Laboratory in Cameroon

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    Siyem C. Nkwawir; Nakeli N. Batumani; Talkmore Maruta; Charles N. Awasom

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    Background: Public health laboratories form the foundation on which today’s clinical laboratory practice in Cameroon is built. The advent of the Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) programme in 2009 empowered the Bamenda Regional Hospital Laboratory (BRHL) to improve its working culture, practices and management.Objectives: To evaluate the results of SLMTA implementation at BRHL and discuss lessons learned.Method: In 2010, the SLMTA programme was rolled out in Cam...

  9. Microstructural characterization of Cu/Al composites and effect of cooling rate at the Cu/Al interfacial region

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    Yan-qiu Han; Li-hua Ben; Jin-jin Yao; Chun-jing Wu

    2015-01-01

    Cu/Al composites are of vital importance in industrial applications because of their numerous advantages. The influence of bond-ing temperature and cooling rate on the microstructure and morphology of Cu/Al composites was investigated in this paper. The interfacial morphology and constituent phases at the Cu/Al interface were analyzed by optical microscopy and field-emission scanning electron mi-croscopy equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The results indicate that effective Cu–Al bonding requires a higher bonding temperature to facilitate interdiffusion between the two metals. The microstructural characteristics are associated with various bonding tem-peratures, which impact the driving force of interdiffusion. It is observed that cooling rate exerts a significant influence on the morphology and amount of the intermetallic compounds at the interfacial region. Meanwhile, microhardness measurements show that hardness varies with the bonding temperature and rate of cooling.

  10. Evaluation of hospital-learning environment for pediatric residency in eastern region of Saudi Arabia

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    Full Text Available Purpose: No study had been conducted to assess the hospitals’ environment for learning purposes in multicenter sites in Saudi Arabia. It aims to evaluate the environment of hospitals for learning purposes of pediatric residents. Methods: We applied Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure (PHEEM to measure the learning environment at six teaching hospitals in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia from September to December 2013. Results: The number of respondents was 104 (86.7% out of 120 residents and 37 females and 67 male residents have responded. The residents’ response scored 100 out of 160 maximum score in rating of PHEEM that showed overall learning environment is favorable for training. There were some items in the social support domain suggesting improvements. There was no significant difference between male and female residents. There was a difference among the participant teaching hospitals (p<0.05. Conclusion: The result pointed an overall positive rating. Individual item scores suggested that their social life during residency could be uninspiring. They have the low satisfactory level and they feel racism, and sexual discrimination. Therefore, there is still a room for improvement.

  11. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Common Bacterial Pathogens Isolated from a New Regional Hospital in Southern Taiwan.

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    Full Text Available Background: Antimicrobial resistance has become a major health problem in Taiwan.While some trends in antimicrobial resistance are universal, others appear tobe unique for specific regions.Methods: To determine the distribution and antimicrobial drug resistance of bacterialpathogens in a new hospital in southern Taiwan, surveillance data on majorbacterial pathogens isolated from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Chia-Yifrom January 2002 through December 2002 were retrospectively analyzed.Results: The most common gram-positive isolate was Staphylococcus aureus.Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae were the two most commongram negative isolates. Pseudomonas aeruginosa ranked the first amonggram-negative, glucose non-fermenting isolates, followed in the order of frequencyby Acinetobacter baumannii. Oxacillin resistance rate of S. aureuswas 58%, while vancomycin and teicoplanin remained effective against all ofthe isolates. The penicillin non-susceptibility rate of Streptococcus pneumoniaewas 52%, and it is notable that the rate of resistance to erythromycinwas 87%. Resistance to various antimicrobial agents for P. aeruginosa,Aeromonas hydrophila, and gram-negative enteric bacilli was very commonin our study. Infections caused by multidrug-resistant A. baumannii was notuncommon in this hospital but fortunately, imipenem resistant A. baumanniiwas rarely encountered. Antimicrobial resistance was common in nontyphoidSalmonella, S. choleraesuis and serogroup B isolates in particular.Conclusion: The high rates of antimicrobial resistance among these major bacterialpathogens in this new hospital are impressive and alarming. Judicious use ofantimicrobial agents can never be overemphasized. Continued surveillanceof the changes of resistance patterns over time is necessary.

  12. High-Reflectivity AlGaN/AlN Distributed Bragg Reflector in Ultraviolet Region

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    JI Xiao-Li; GONG Hai-Mei; JIANG Ruo-Lian; XIE Zi-Li; LIU Bin; ZHOU Jian-Jun; LI Liang; HAN Ping; ZHANG Rong; ZHENG You-Dou

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    Thirty-pair Al0.3Ga0.7N/AlN distributed Bragg reflectors centred at 320nm are designed and grown on sapphire substrates by metalorganic chemical vapour deposition. No cracks are observed in the main area of the 2-inch wafer except for about 4 mm margin under an optical microscope. Regular stack of alternating layers is shown by scanning electron microscopy. Clear two-dimensional growth steps and very low surface roughness are shown by atomic force microscopy (AFM). Well-defined periodicity is shown by high resolution x-ray diffraction. High reflectivity of 93% at 313 nm with a bandwidth of 13 nm is obtained.

  13. [Supporting system for regional medical liaison and role of a central hospital].

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    Kitano, Seigo

    2003-04-01

    The current status and future development of the supporting system for regional medical liaison and a role of the central hospital in the network were outlined. One of such supportive systems for regional medical network would be tele-medicine or tele-mentoring that include radiological and pathological diagnoses in distance, tele-surgery, and tele-education. Most of these systems are facilitated in the universities and affiliated hospitals and generally need high-cost communication equipment. Another approach is the information sharing system through the modern telecommunication network. Electronic patient record (EPR) systems are the key to achieving this and currently active in several areas. Since the recent progress in information technology (IT) is astonishing, community-based EPR systems are practical with the capability of clinical information exchange between different institutions and even with patients. The role of a central hospital in these systems must be capacious. Management and continuous operation of the system would be the most important affairs. For extending these supporting systems to the ones working in a broader area, the establishment of a "one ID for one patient" system is crucial. Strict security management of the data base and legal institution for distant medical practice still remain as the future tasks. PMID:12774744

  14. Occupational stressors, burnout and coping strategies between hospital and community psychiatric nurses in a Dublin region.

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    McTiernan, K; McDonald, N

    2015-04-01

    Burnout negatively impacts the delivery of mental health services. Psychiatric nurses face stressors that are distinct from other nursing specialities. The research was conducted in Ireland and captured a relatively large sample of respondents. The results compared the stressors, coping strategies and burnout levels between hospital and community-based psychiatric nurses. Occupational stress can negatively impact on the well-being of psychiatric nurses, which in turn can lead to poor client care. There is a dearth of published research conducted in Ireland that examines stress within the discipline. A between-groups study, undertaken in February 2011, investigated stressors, burnout and coping strategies between hospital and community-based psychiatric nurses in a Dublin region. Sixty-nine participants (8 males and 61 females), aged between 18 to 60 years voluntarily completed the Mental Health Professional Stress Scale, the Maslach Burnout Inventory and the PsychNurse Methods of Coping Scale. The findings revealed that nurses were operating in a moderately stressful environment. Stressors focused on organizational issues as opposed to client issues. The main stressors identified were lack of resources, workload and organizational structures/processes. Both groups reported average levels of emotional exhaustion, low levels of depersonalization and average levels of personal accomplishment. A Mann-Whitney U-test and Independent Samples t-test found significant differences between hospital and community-based nurses regarding depersonalization and personal accomplishment, respectively. Hospital nurses reported higher depersonalization scores, and community nurses had a greater sense of personal accomplishment. The personal accomplishment scores of hospital nurses were below mental health professional norms. No significant differences emerged regarding coping strategies. Avoidant coping strategies were favoured by both groups. It is recommended that interventions

  15. FacilitiesHospitals_HOSPITAL

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — This datalayer contains point locations of all major community, regional, comprehensive health, and healthcare provider hospitals in the state of Vermont. The...

  16. Prevalence and Correlates of Drug-drug Interactions in the Regional Hospital of Gjilan, Kosovo

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    Shabani, Driton; Tahiri, Zejdush; Bara, Petrit; Hudhra, Klejda; Malaj, Ledian; Jucja, Besnik; Bozalia, Adnan; Burazeri, Genc

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    Aim: Our aim was to assess the prevalence and socioeconomic and clinical correlates of drug-drug interactions among the adult population of transitional Kosovo. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted including a representative sample of 1921 patients aged ≥18 years (mean age: 57.8±11.2 years; 50.3% women; overall response: 96%) from the regional hospital of Gjilan, Kosovo, during 2011-2013. Potential drug-drug-interactions were assessed and clinical data as well as demographic and socioeconomic information were collected. Binary logistic regression was used to assess the correlates of drug-drug interactions. Results: Upon multivariable adjustment for all the demographic and socioeconomic factors as well as the clinical characteristics, drug-drug interactions were positively and significantly related to older age (OR=2.1, 95%CI=1.3-2.8), a lower educational attainment (OR=1.4, 95%CI=1.1-1.9), a longer hospitalization period (OR=2.7, 95%CI=2.1-3.6), presence of three groups of diseases [infectious diseases (OR=1.7, 95%CI=1.3-2.4), cardiovascular diseases (OR=1.8, 95%CI=1.4-2.6), respiratory diseases (OR=1.6, 95%CI=1.2-2.5)], presence of comorbid conditions (OR=3.2, 95%CI=2.3-4.4) and an intake of at least four drugs (OR=5.9, 95%CI=4.6-7.1). Conclusions: Our study provides important evidence on the prevalence and socioeconomic and clinical correlates of drug-drug interactions among the hospitalized patients in the regional hospital of Gjilan, Kosovo. Findings from our study should raise the awareness of decision-makers and policy makers about the prevalence and determinants of drug-drug interactions in the adult population of post-war Kosovo. PMID:25395892

  17. The Al-rich region of the Al–Fe–Mn alloy system

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    Balanetskyy, S. [IMF-IFF, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425 Jülich (Germany); Department of Physical Chemistry of Inorganic Materials, I.N. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, 03680 Kyiv 142 (Ukraine); Pavlyuchkov, D. [Department of Physical Chemistry of Inorganic Materials, I.N. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, 03680 Kyiv 142 (Ukraine); Institute of Materials Science, Technical University of Freiberg, D-09599 Freiberg (Germany); Velikanova, T. [Department of Physical Chemistry of Inorganic Materials, I.N. Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, 03680 Kyiv 142 (Ukraine); Grushko, B., E-mail: b.grushko@fz-juelich.de [PGI-5, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425 Jülich (Germany)

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    Highlights: • Constitution of Al–Fe–Mn was studied above 50 at.% Al at 650–1070 °C. • AlMn (A2) and AlFe (B2) phases form a continuous compositional region. • Al{sub 8}Mn{sub 5} and Al{sub 8}Fe{sub 5} γ-brass type phases form a continuous compositional region. • Al{sub 13}Fe{sub 4}, Al{sub 5}Fe{sub 2}, Al{sub 2}Fe, Al{sub 6}Mn, Al{sub 11}Mn{sub 4}, γ{sub 2} exhibit wide ternary extensions. • Four ternary intermetallics were revealed. - Abstract: Phase equilibria in the Al-rich region of the Al–Fe–Mn alloy system were studied at 1070, 1020, 950, 875, 800, 740, 695 and 650 °C. The continuous region of the bcc solid solution was estimated between the Al–Mn and Al–Fe terminals. Also the isostructural high-temperature Al–Mn and Al–Fe γ{sub 1}-phases (γ-brass type structure) form continuous regions. The Al{sub 6}Mn, high-temperature T-Al{sub 11}Mn{sub 4} and low-temperature γ{sub 2} phases dissolve up to 9.0, 14.5 and 31.0 at.% Fe, respectively, while the M-Al{sub 13}Fe{sub 4}, Al{sub 5}Fe{sub 2} and Al{sub 2}Fe phases dissolve up to 15.5, 11.5 and 10.0 at.% Mn, respectively. The thermodynamically stable decagonal D{sub 3}-phase with periodicity of 1.25 nm in the specific direction and two periodic intermetallics designated φ (P6{sub 3}/mmc; a = 0.7554, c = 0.7872 nm) and κ (P6{sub 3}/m; a = 1.7630, c = 1.2506 nm) were identified. An additional ternary phase of unknown structure was also revealed.

  18. Estudio de la calidad de la asistencia al moribundo en un hospital Quality of care for the dying in a hospital

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Analizar las narraciones de los familiares de pacientes fallecidos durante un año en el hospital de Navarra, dentro de un estudio de la calidad asistencial al moribundo. Método. Se entrevistó telefónicamente al ser más querido de los pacientes fallecidos a lo largo de un año en el hospital de Navarra. Para ello se utilizó la encuesta TOOLKIT, previamente validada. Se hicieron en todos los casos un máximo de tres llamadas hasta conseguir contactar con la persona a entrevistar. Las llamadas se realizaron entre tres y seis meses después del fallecimiento del enfermo. La primera parte de la entrevista se dirigió a informar del objeto del estudio y se solicitó consentimiento informado. Se analizaron cuatro campos: confort físico y emocional, toma compartida de decisiones, respeto y dignidad y cuidado de los cuidadores. La encuesta terminó con una pregunta abierta: ¿Quiere usted añadir algo más?. Resultados. El número de personas entrevistadas fue 327. De los 712 fallecidos en el hospital que cumplían los requisitos, no pudieron ser localizados 320 y otros 65 se negaron a ser entrevistados. Se recogieron muchas quejas en relación a la información por cantidad, calidad, modo y momento de darla. También acerca del respeto a los deseos de paciente, así como de manejo del dolor, disnea y trato personal recibido. La falta de apoyo emocional percibida por los familiares es importante. Conclusiones. Además de variables numéricas recogidas en la encuesta pensamos que la narratividad que una encuesta puede recoger aporta información clave para el análisis de la calidad asistencial.Aim. To analyse the accounts of the relatives of patients who died during one year in a hospital in Navarre, within a study of the quality of care for the dying. Method. A telephone interview was conducted with the person dearest to the patients who had died in the course of one year in the hospital. The TOOLKIT survey, previously validated, was

  19. Interdiffusion in the β phase region of the Ni-Al-Cr system

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    This paper describes an investigation of the interdiffusion behavior in the β single-phase region of the Ni-Al-Cr system by the modified Boltzmann-Matano method. The interdiffusion coefficient matrix is estimated and the cross-interdiffusion coefficients found to be smaller than the main interdiffusion coefficients at the examined composition ranges. Combining the thermodynamic calculation of the isochemical potential lines reveals that the thermodynamic interaction between Al and Cr in Al-rich β-Ni(Al,Cr) is possibly negligible

  20. Prevalence and Correlates of Drug-drug Interactions in the Regional Hospital of Gjilan, Kosovo

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    Shabani, Driton; Tahiri, Zejdush; Bara, Petrit; Hudhra, Klejda; Malaj, Ledian; Jucja, Besnik; Bozalia, Adnan; Burazeri, Genc

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    Aim: Our aim was to assess the prevalence and socioeconomic and clinical correlates of drug-drug interactions among the adult population of transitional Kosovo. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted including a representative sample of 1921 patients aged ≥18 years (mean age: 57.8±11.2 years; 50.3% women; overall response: 96%) from the regional hospital of Gjilan, Kosovo, during 2011-2013. Potential drug-drug-interactions were assessed and clinical data as well as demographic and soc...

  1. KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a hospital in the Midwest region of Brazil

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    Camila Arguelo Biberg

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    Full Text Available The emergence of β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the last few decades has become major challenge faced by hospitals. In this study, isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-2 (KPC-2-producing K. pneumoniae from a tertiary hospital in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, were characterized. Bacterial identification was performed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF; Bruker Daltonics, Germany mass spectrometry. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of carbapenems were determined using the agar dilution method as recommended by the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines. Carbapenemase production was detected using the modified Hodge test (MHT and polymerase chain reaction (PCR, followed by DNA sequencing. Of 360 (12.2% K. pneumoniae isolates obtained between May 2009 and May 2010, 44 (12.2% were carbapenem nonsusceptible. Of these 44 isolates, thirty-six K. pneumoniae isolates that were positive by MHT and PCR carried the blaKPC-2 gene. Thus, KPC-2producing Klebsiella pneumoniae has been present in a Brazilian hospital located in the Midwest region since at least 2009.

  2. Quality of Care: A Review of Maternal Deaths in a Regional Hospital in Ghana.

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    Adusi-Poku, Yaw; Antwil, Edward; Osei-Kwakye, Kingsley; Tetteh, Chris; Detoh, Eric Kwame; Antwi, Phyllis

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    The government of Ghana and key stakeholders have put into place several interventions aimed at reducing maternal deaths. At the institutional level, the conduct of maternal deaths audit has been instituted. This also contributes to reducing maternal deaths as shortcomings that may have contributed to such deaths could be identified to inform best practice and forestall such occurrences in the future. The objective of this study was to review the quality of maternal care in a regional hospital. A review of maternal deaths using Quality of Care Evaluation Form adapted from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Maternal Death Audit Evaluation Committee was used. About fifty-five percent, 18 (55%) of cases were deemed to have received adequate documentation, senior clinicians were involved in 26(85%) of cases. Poor documentation, non-involvement of senior clinicians in the management of cases, laboratory related issues particularly in relation to blood and blood products as well as promptness of care and adequacy of intensive care facilities and specialists in the hospital were contributory factors to maternal deaths . These are common themes contributing to maternal deaths in developing countries which need to be urgently tackled. Maternal death review with emphasis on quality of care, coupled with facility gap assessment, is a useful tool to address the adequacy of emergency obstetric care services to prevent further maternal deaths. PMID:26897915

  3. Awareness and Knowledge of BreastCancer Among University Students in Al Madina Al Munawara Region

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Breast cancer, a critical health problem, is considered to be a progressive disease with a poor prognosis if detected late. Public education about the disease plays a pivotal rolein early detection and subsequent improvements in prognosis. The present study assesses the knowledge and awareness about various aspects of breast cancer among female university students.Methods: The knowledge of various aspects of breast cancer including incidence, early warning signs, risk factors, screening, early detection measures and sources of information was evaluated among female students in different faculties of Taibah University, Al Madina AlMunawara, Saudi Arabia, from December 1 to 31, 2008. A self-structured validated questionnaire that contained 23 itemized questions about breast cancer was randomly distributed to the participants. Respondents’ levels of knowledge were determined and transferred to electronic spreadsheets for further analysis.Results: Of 301 students, 247 (82% were available for final analysis with a mean age of 27 years (SD 12.1; age range: 18 to 39 years. Two hundred eleven (85.4% respondents were single, 218 (88% nulliparous and 213 (86% had no family history of breast cancer. Their knowledge about the incidence of the disease was poor; only 34% replied correctly. A total of 148 (59.9% respondents mentioned swelling in the skin/axilla while 123 (49.7% suggested skin changes as early warning signs of breast cancer. None of the participants expressed knowledge about all established risk factors of the disease. One hundred fifty-nine (64.4% did not know the proper way to perform a breast self-examination and 104 (42.2% had never performed this test. Additionally, 128 (51.8% knew that mammography was a screening toolfor breast cancer. Sources of information about the disease were: television and radio (139,56.2%, printed material in journals and newspapers (86, 34.8% and family physicians (13,15.2%.Conclusion: This study

  4. Treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and mature В-cell acute leukemia in children and adolescents: data of Russian regional hospitals

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    Ye. V. Samochatova

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The article presents treatment results of 233 patients (children and adolescents under 19 years old; median — 8.76 years with CD20-positive non-Hodgkin lymphomas and B-cell acute leukemia (B-NHL/B-AL received chemotherapy (BFM B-NHL 90–95 protocols or combined chemo-immunotherapy with rituximab (B-NHL-2004mab protocol. Combined chemo-immunotherapy was used for patients with Burkitt lymphoma, diffuse large cells lymphomas stage III–IV and B-AL, and included cytoreductive phase, 6 polychemotherapy (PCT courses and rituximab. PCT courses are similar to those of original BFM B-NHL90 protocol, except for the first 2 courses, where daily methotrexate dose was reduced from 5 to 1 g/m2/24 h. Rituximab infused IV 12 hours before the start of first 4 chemotherapy courses at a dose of 375 mg/m2. The data in the questionnaires form have been submitted from 28 pediatric specialized hospitals from 27 Russia regions over the past 5 years (2005–2009. Protocol with rituximab has proved to be more effective than chemotherapy alone. The authors discuss the possibility of using combined chemo-immunotherapy for the treatment of B-NHL/B-AL at regional hospitals and the prospects for further treatment results improvement in this group of tumors.

  5. Treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and mature В-cell acute leukemia in children and adolescents: data of Russian regional hospitals

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents treatment results of 233 patients (children and adolescents under 19 years old; median — 8.76 years with CD20-positive non-Hodgkin lymphomas and B-cell acute leukemia (B-NHL/B-AL received chemotherapy (BFM B-NHL 90–95 protocols or combined chemo-immunotherapy with rituximab (B-NHL-2004mab protocol. Combined chemo-immunotherapy was used for patients with Burkitt lymphoma, diffuse large cells lymphomas stage III–IV and B-AL, and included cytoreductive phase, 6 polychemotherapy (PCT courses and rituximab. PCT courses are similar to those of original BFM B-NHL90 protocol, except for the first 2 courses, where daily methotrexate dose was reduced from 5 to 1 g/m2/24 h. Rituximab infused IV 12 hours before the start of first 4 chemotherapy courses at a dose of 375 mg/m2. The data in the questionnaires form have been submitted from 28 pediatric specialized hospitals from 27 Russia regions over the past 5 years (2005–2009. Protocol with rituximab has proved to be more effective than chemotherapy alone. The authors discuss the possibility of using combined chemo-immunotherapy for the treatment of B-NHL/B-AL at regional hospitals and the prospects for further treatment results improvement in this group of tumors.

  6. Entendiendo al escalamiento industrial y el trabajo, como potenciadores del desarrollo regional

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    Ricardo López Salazar

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    Este documento se centra en analizar teóricamente al escalamiento industrial y el trabajo como dos elementos fundamentales en el tipo de desarrollo que se genera al interior de las regiones. La perspectiva utilizada resulta novedosa ya que se coloca al desarrollo como variable dependiente de la profundidad y tipo de escalamiento, así como de la calidad del trabajo generado por las empresas regionales. De esta manera, mientras más profundo sea el escalamiento de las empresas regionales, el tra...

  7. Compliance with diabetes guidelines at a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Diabetes is a major problem in South Africa and throughout the world. Themanagement of type 2 diabetes aims at maintaining normoglycaemia and preventing thedevelopment of complications arising from diabetes. The Society for Endocrine Metabolismand Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA guidelines are based on a number of internationaltrials which showed that strict control of blood sugar leads to a reduction in the developmentof diabetic complications. However, many studies have shown poor adherence to nationalguidelines by doctors caring for diabetes patients.Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess doctors’ compliance with the SEMDSA diabetesguidelines at a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.Method: Seven hundred and fifty diabetic patient records were selected by systematicsampling of cases from the diabetic clinic and reviewed against SEMDSA guidelines.Results: Eighty three per cent of the patients had high values of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c.Lipid examination was rarely performed, and comprehensive foot examination was carriedout in only 6% of patients. Although blood pressure and weight were regularly checked,these examinations were performed by the nursing staff, and medical staff generally did notrespond to abnormal results.Conclusion: This study demonstrates poor compliance with current diabetic guidelines. Thereis an urgent need to review how guidelines are disseminated and implemented in South Africanpublic sector hospitals if evidence-based guidelines are to have any impact on patient care.

  8. Clarification of the antecedents of hospital nurse organizational citizenship behavior -- an example from a Taiwan regional hospital.

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    Chu, Cheng-I; Lee, Ming-Shinn; Hsu, Hsiang-Ming; Chen, I-Chi

    2005-12-01

    Organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) are deemed indispensable due to their importance in promoting positive relationships among employees and involving employees in the organization's activities. OCB is believed to facilitate attainment of a hospital's goals and enhance a hospital's performance. The aim of this study is to extend the work of previous studies by providing an integrated model of OCB and demonstrate its applicability in a non-Western culture. Questionnaires were completed by 314 non-supervisory hospital nurses, each of whom was given a supervisor rating for their OCB. Exploratory factor analysis was used to assess the convergent and discriminant validity of the variables in the model. Multiple regression analysis was used because it provided estimates of net effects and explanatory power. The results showed that job satisfaction, supervisor support, job involvement, and procedural justices had significant effects on the nurses' citizenship behaviors. Since the study used a non-Western site in one of Taiwan's health care institutions, its overall findings should contribute to further understanding of the cross-cultural aspects of OCB. PMID:16372242

  9. Quality of stroke care at an Irish Regional General Hospital and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit.

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    2012-01-31

    BACKGROUND: Robust international data support the effectiveness of stroke unit (SU) care. Despite this, most stroke care in Ireland are provided outside of this setting. Limited data currently exist on the quality of care provided. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the quality of care for patients with stroke in two care settings-Regional General Hospital (RGH) and Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (SRU). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the stroke records of consecutive patients admitted to the SRU between May-November 2002 and April-November 2004 was performed applying the UK National Sentinel Audit of Stroke (NSAS) tool. RESULTS: The results of the study reveal that while SRU processes of care was 74% compliant with standards; compliance with stroke service organisational standards was only 15 and 43% in the RGH and SRU, respectively. CONCLUSION: The quality of stroke care in our area is deficient. Comprehensive reorganisation of stroke services is imperative.

  10. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Villahermosa regional hospital, PEMEX. III. - September and October of 2002

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    The Villahermosa regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiolpogic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  11. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Villahermosa regional hospital, PEMEX. IV. - November and December of 2002

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    The Villahermosa regional hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  12. Sensitive, resistant and multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumanii at Saudi Arabia hospital eastern region.

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    Ahmed, Mughis Uddin; Farooq, Reshma; Al-Hawashim, Nadia; Ahmed, Motasim; Yiannakou, Nearchos; Sayeed, Fatima; Sayed, Ali Rifat; Lutfullah, Sualiha

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    Since the Physicians start use of antibiotics long ago with un-notice drug resistance. However actual problem was recognized about 85 years ago. Antibiotic resistant and Multi-drug resistant bacterial strains are at rise throughout the world. It is physicians and researchers to take scientific research based appropriate action to overcome this ever-spreading problem. This study is designed to find out sensitive (S), resistant (R) and multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumanii strain along with other isolates in the resident patients of Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is excluded from other gram-negative organisms isolated from different sites as it will be dealt separately. This study is based in was retrospective observations designed to collect data of different stains of Acinetobacter baumanii with reference to their Sensitivity (S), Resistance (R), Multi-Drug Resistance (MDR) along with other Gram negative isolated from different sites (from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2011) at King Abdulaziz Hospital located Eastern Region of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). All necessary techniques were used to culture and perform sensitivity of these isolates. There were 4532 isolates out of which 3018 (67%) were from patients. Out of Acinetobacter baumanii infected were 906 (20%) while other 3626 (80%) isolates were miscellaneous. Numbers of patients or cases were 480 (53%) out of 906 isolates and numbers of patients or cases in other organisms were 2538 (70%) out of 3626 isolates. Acinetobacter baumanii infected patients 221 (46%) were male and 259 (54%) were female and the male and female ratio of 1:1.2. In other organisms this male female ratio was almost same. There was steady rise in number of patients and the hence the isolates from 2004 to 2011. Majority of the bacterial strains were isolated as single organism but some were isolated as double or triple or quadruple or more organisms from different sites. Sensitive, Resistant and

  13. Acquisition of electroencephalographic data in a large regional hospital - Bringing the brain waves to the computer.

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    Low, M. D.; Baker, M.; Ferguson, R.; Frost, J. D., Jr.

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    This paper describes a complete electroencephalographic acquisition and transmission system, designed to meet the needs of a large hospital with multiple critical care patient monitoring units. The system provides rapid and prolonged access to a centralized recording and computing area from remote locations within the hospital complex, and from locations in other hospitals and other cities. The system includes quick-on electrode caps, amplifier units and cable transmission for access from within the hospital, and EEG digitization and telephone transmission for access from other hospitals or cities.

  14. From grass to grace: How SLMTA revolutionised the Bamenda Regional Hospital Laboratory in Cameroon

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    Siyem C. Nkwawir

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Public health laboratories form the foundation on which today’s clinical laboratory practice in Cameroon is built. The advent of the Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA programme in 2009 empowered the Bamenda Regional Hospital Laboratory (BRHL to improve its working culture, practices and management.Objectives: To evaluate the results of SLMTA implementation at BRHL and discuss lessons learned.Method: In 2010, the SLMTA programme was rolled out in Cameroon to improve laboratory quality management systems in five laboratories, including BRHL. Three workshops were conducted (the first centralised, the remaining two on-site at each laboratory and improvement projects were implemented after each workshop with the assistance of mentors. Audits were used in order to evaluate performance and to identify areas for further improvement.Results: BRHL had the lowest score (18% amongst the cohort at the baseline audit and the highest (81% at the official Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA audit conducted in August 2013 by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine. Improvements were observed in each of the 12 Quality System Essentials; improvement was especially noteworthy in the areas of facilities and safety, and purchasing and inventory. Staff investment and pride in the quality of laboratory services increased.Conclusion: BRHL’s remarkable improvement was achieved with a combination of SLMTA training activities, intensive on-site mentorship and the collective focus of all laboratory staff. The experience at Bamenda Hospital illustrates what can be achieved when a laboratory successfully harnesses the energy of its staff and implements changes to improve the quality of services in a transformation taking them from grass to grace.

  15. FacilitiesHospitals_HOSPITAL

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — This data layer contains point locations of all major community, regional, comprehensive health, and healthcare provider hospitals in the state of Vermont. The...

  16. Under-reporting of notifiable infectious disease hospitalizations in a health board region in Ireland: room for improvement?

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    Brabazon, E D

    2008-02-01

    Rapid notification of infectious diseases is essential for prompt public health action and for monitoring of these diseases in the Irish population at both a local and national level. Anecdotal evidence suggests, however, that the occurrence of notifiable infectious diseases is seriously underestimated. This study aims to assess the level of hospitalization for notifiable infectious diseases for a 6-year period in one health board region in Ireland and to assess whether or not there was any under-reporting during this period. All hospital in-patient admissions from 1997 to 2002 inclusive with a principal diagnosis relating to \\'infectious and parasitic diseases\\' (ICD codes 001-139) of residents from a health board region in Ireland were extracted from the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry System (HIPE). All notifiable infectious diseases were identified based on the 1981 Irish Infectious Disease Regulations and the data were analysed in the statistical package, JMP. These data were compared with the corresponding notification data. Analysis of the hospital in-patient admission data revealed a substantial burden associated with notifiable infectious diseases in this health board region: there were 2758 hospitalizations by 2454 residents, 17,034 bed days and 33 deaths. The statutory notification data comprises both general practitioner and hospital clinician reports of infectious disease. Therefore, only in cases where there are more hospitalizations than notifications can under-reporting be demonstrated. This occurred in nine out of 22 notifiable diseases and amounted to an additional 18% of notifications (or 572 cases) which were \\'missed\\' due to hospital clinician under-reporting. The majority of these under-reported cases were for viral meningitis (45%), infectious mononucleosis (27%), viral hepatitis C unspecified (15%) and acute encephalitis (5.8%). This study has highlighted the extent of under-reporting of hospitalized notifiable infectious diseases, in a

  17. Screening of Breast Mass in Iraqi Females: Al-Kindy Hospital Breast Clinic

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    Wijdan Akram

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: The aim of this study is to present the findings of a retrospective analysis in females with breast mass, the character of the women and the risk factors of breast cancer at Al-Kindy Breast Clinic Center. Approach: Data were collected during 2 months period using special form of questioner. The total number of studied sample was 60, which includes female patients living in Baghdad. Results: The highest prevalence of developing breast mass at age group 36-45 years, the majority of these women are housewives (81.7%, about (31.7% of the included sample were illiterate and only 10% graduated from college. (58.3% of the studied sample did not use contraception, while (30% of patients with breast mass had breast feeding on the other hand (70% did not had breast feeding, by self examination, (11.7% could not found the mass by themselves, (28.3% had a mass in the right breast, (50% had a mass in the left breast while (10% had the mass in both breasts. Conclusion: The study showed a high level of practice of breast-self examination among women in the sample under consideration, breast masses were more occurring at the third and fourth decades of life, the number of children may affect the development of breast mass and combined oral contraceptive has small increased risk of breast mass.

  18. Atitudes de enfermeiros de hospital geral frente ao uso do álcool e alcoolismo Actitudes de enfermeros de hospital general frente al uso de alcohol y al alcoholismo Clinical nurses' attitudes toward the use of alcohol and alcoholism

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    Divane Vargas

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    Full Text Available Estudo psicométrico, utilizando a escala Seaman Mannello Nurse's attitudes toward alcohol and alcoholism, aplicou o instrumento a uma população de 196 enfermeiros de um macro-hospital, visando a mensurar as atitudes de enfermeiros de hospital geral no que se refere ao álcool e ao beber. Os dados apontaram que os enfermeiros consideram que as bebidas alcoólicas são prejudiciais (54,4%, beber com moderação não é inofensivo(57,1% e é errado (47,4%. Revelam dificuldade na aceitação do beber como um direito da pessoa, considerando as bebidas alcoólicas capazes de tornar pessoas saudáveis "débeis e loucas" (29,8%. O enfermeiro é um profissional indispensável para o tratamento e recuperação do alcoolista, suas atitudes podem influenciar no relacionamento com o paciente e conseqüentemente favorecer o tratamento.En este estudio psicométrico fue utilizada la escala Seaman Mannello Nurse's attitudes toward alcohol and alcoholism y aplicado un instrumento a una población de 196 enfermeros de un macro-hospital, con el objetivo de mensurar las actitudes de enfermeros de hospital general frente al alcohol y beber. Los datos mostraron que los enfermeros consideran que las bebidas alcohólicas son perjudiciales (54,4%, beber con moderación no es inofensivo (57,1% y es errado (47,4%, revelando dificultad en la aceptación del beber como un derecho de la persona. 29,8% consideraron las bebidas alcohólicas capaces de tornar las personas saludables en "locas y débiles". El enfermero es un profesional fundamental para el tratamiento y recuperación del alcoholista. Sus actitudes pueden influenciar el relacionamiento con el paciente y, así, favorecer el tratamiento.This psychometric study used the Seaman Mannello's scale of "nurse's attitudes toward alcohol and alcoholism". Authors applied an instrument to a population of 196 nurses from a general hospital with the aim to measure nurses'attitudes toward alcohol and drinking. Data showed that

  19. Comparison of Evidence-Based Practice between Physicians and Nurses: A National Survey of Regional Hospitals in Taiwan

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    Chiu, Ya-Wen; Weng, Yi-Hao; Lo, Heng-Lien; Hsu, Chih-Cheng; Shih, Ya-Hui; Kuo, Ken N.

    2010-01-01

    Introduction: Although evidence-based practice (EBP) has been widely investigated, few studies compare physicians and nurses on performance. Methods: A structured questionnaire survey was used to investigate EBP among physicians and nurses in 61 regional hospitals of Taiwan. Valid postal questionnaires were collected from 605 physicians and 551…

  20. Internal oxidation of Fe-Al alloys in the α-phase region

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    The internal oxidation behavior of Fe-0.069, 0.158, and 0.274 wt% Al alloys was investigated in the alpha-phase region. The internal oxidation experiments have been made over the temperature range from 1023 to 1123 K using a mixture of iron and its oxide powders. The internal oxidation of Fe-Al alloys is controlled by a diffusion process of oxygen in the alloy. The oxide formed in the oxidation layer is the stoichiometric FeAl2O4 (hercynite). The diffusion coefficient of oxygen in the oxidation layer where the oxide particles were dispersed was also calculated. The diffusion coefficient of oxygen increases as the volume fraction of the oxide increases. The diffusion coefficient of oxygen in alpha-iron was also determined

  1. Study of radiological risk at the Regional Hospital of Trujillo-Peru

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    The irradiation doses have been measured in operators, patients and members of public, who attend the diagnostic service of the Hospital Regional Docente in Trujillo, Peru by using TLD-100 and TLD-200. For cranium test, the results are 8,68 x 10-3 mSv in operators and 7,8 x 10-4 mSv in members of the public. It means a fatal cancer risk of 3,7 x 10-7 and 3,9 x 10-8, respectively. For patients, the equivalent doses in the examined organs are 0,181 mSv in lung; 4,982 mSv in spine; 6,466 mSv in abdomen; 6,039 mSv in pelvis and 2,174 mSv in cranium. In order to maximize benefits for patients, a quality control program was carried out in x-ray equipment. It consisted in the measurement of an effective, average and maximum kilovoltage, as well as in the determination of the HVL, linearity, exposition time and coincidence between luminous and radiation fields. It was concluded that the measured doses are similar to the international ones reported. In the same way, it is indicated that it is possible to reduce risks in patients and operators by regulating kilo-voltages, adjusting the radiation fields and electronic calibration equipment. (authors). 4 refs., 2 tabs

  2. Success Factors Associated with Health Information Systems Implementation: A study of an Australian Regional Hospital

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    Carmine Sellitto

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper identifies five factors from the literature that are important for the successful implementation of health information systems (HIS. The HIS factors identified include stakeholder engagement, the support of management and local champions, understanding HIS imposed change, user training and the impact of government incentives. The paper further explored the introduction of a commonly used HIS (Medical Director® in a regional Australian hospital and used the implementation factors as a guide for reporting stakeholder perceptions of the system. The implementation of the HIS in view of the systems users was a failure with all factors except the training issues poorly addressed. The study also reports the practicalities encountered with the system’s introduction and documents several new operational factors that were found to be associated with HIS implementation. Overall, the factors provided a sound criterion on which to judge the implementation performance (success or otherwise of the HIS. The factors identified have the potential to be used as a guide by others who are engaged with information systems in the health area.

  3. Knowledge, Skills and Competencies of Hospitality Companies in the South Moravian Region

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    Klapalova Alena

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    Full Text Available In 2009, a survey focused on barriers to entrepreneurship among managers and/or owners of companies in the hospitality industry in the South Moravian Region was carried out (Klapalová,2011 at the College of Business and Hotel Management in Brno. Results of this survey revealed that knowledge together with skills and competencies was considered to be the biggest barrier to sustainable successful entrepreneurship of these companies and this perception wasalso confirmed by Spearman’s correlations analysis with statistically significant coefficient at the 0.05 level (Spearman’s rho=0.214, p=0.18, when analyzing the relation to financial performanceof companies. The issue of knowledge was not investigated deeper in the survey but it raised several questions for further research. This paper offers preliminary and partial results of an inquiry done during the autumn and winter 2011 and spring and summer 2012 which takes up the previous survey from 2009 with the aim to explore the types of knowledge, skills and competencies perceived as the most important for company success and as the most missing in nowadays entrepreneurship of inquired companies. Three relationships of knowledge categories were analysed: relation to the age and size of companies and relation to the indicators of financial performance. The findings have several managerial implications, both for business practice and educational organisations.

  4. Capnocytophaga canimorsus sepsis: two clinical cases at the Bolzano Regional Hospital

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Capnocytophaga canimorsus is a commensal bacterium in the oral cavity of dogs and cats and has been isolated from humans with a history of dog or cat bites or scratches. C. canimorsus are capnophilic facultative anaerobic, fastidious gram negative fusiform rods, included in the CDC group DF-2 or dysgonic fermenter 2. The bacterium can cause severe illness in patients at elevated risk i.e. after splenectomy, with alcohol addiction, chronic lung or liver diseases or immunosuppression. In 2010 at the Bolzano Regional Hospital (Northern-Italy C. canimorsus was isolated from blood cultures in two splenectomised patients suffering from septicaemia.The bacterium is difficult to cultivate because of its specific requirements for nutrients as well as to identify with routine automated instruments; therefore we used molecular typing by 16S rDNA sequencing.The true number of C. canimorsus infections is probably underestimated due to the fastidious growth of the organism. However, given the severity of the disease and the poor outcome one should consider this bacterium to apply appropriate diagnostic methods for this etiologic agent.

  5. Antireflective bilayer coatings based on Al2O3 film for UV region

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    Full Text Available Bilayer antireflective coatings consisting of aluminium oxide Al2O3/MgF2 and Al2O3/SiO2 are presented in this paper. Oxide films were deposited by means of e-gun evaporation in vacuum of 5 × 10-3 Pa in the presence of oxygen, and magnesium fluoride was prepared by thermal evaporation on heated optical lenses made from quartz glass (Corning HPFS. Substrate temperature was maintained at 250 _C during the deposition. Thickness and deposition rate were controlled with a thickness measuring system Inficon XTC/2. The experimental results of the optical measurements carried out during and after the deposition process have been presented. Physical thickness measurements were made during the deposition process and resulted in 44 nm/52 nm for Al2O3/MgF2 and 44 nm/50 nm for Al2O3/SiO2 system. Optimization was carried out for ultraviolet region with minimum of reflectance at 300 nm. The influence of post deposition annealing on the crystal structure was determined by X-ray measurements. In the range from ultraviolet to the beginning of visible region, the reflectance of both systems decreased and reached minimum at 290 nm. The value of reflectance at this point, for the coating Al2O3/MgF2 was equal to R290nm = 0.6 % and for Al2O3/SiO2R290nm = 1.1 %. Despite the difference between these values both are sufficient for applications in the UV optical systems for medicine and UV laser technology.

  6. Estudio descriptivo de la enfermedad cerebrovascular en el Hospital Regional Docente de Ica-Perú 2003 - 2006

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    Full Text Available Objetivo, Determinar algunas características epidemiológicas de la enfermedad cerebro vascular (ECV, describir las características de la población estudiada según sexo, edad, procedencia, raza, forma de inicio, ubicación, tipos y subtipos, síntomas, antecedentes patológicos y mortalidad intrahospitalaria. Materiales y métodos, estudio descriptivo. Lugar, Hospital Regional Docente de Ica. Criterios de inclusión, pacientes ingresados con diagnóstico de accidente cerebrovascular. Intervenciones, revisión de historias clínicas de archivo entre los años 2003 y 2006 Principales medidas de resultados, análisis estadístico, porcentajes y medidas de tendencia central, tabuladas en una base de datos con ayuda del programa Microsoft Excel 2003 para Windows®. Resultados, de 152 pacientes ingresados al servicio de Medicina 119 fueron casos de ECV isquémico, 33 casos fueron ECV hemorrágico. El principal antecedente patológico fue la hipertensión arterial con un 75.0 %. El síntoma más frecuente fue el trastorno motor con 80.3% seguido por alteraciones del lenguaje con 55.9%. El mayor número fue encontrado entre la séptima y octava décadas de la vida. La edad mínima fue de 17 y máxima de 102 años. La mortalidad global fue de 18 casos obteniéndose una tasa de letalidad específica para el ECV isquémico de 0,8% y de 51,5% para el ECV hemorrágico. Conclusiones: Se distingue a la HTA como el principal antecedente modificable, cuya prevención reduciría notablemente su mortalidad.

  7. Elemental content in wheat products of Al-Qusim region, Saudi Arabia using the INAA technique

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    Wheat is one of the most grown crops in Saudi Arabia. It is grown in various regions of the country. Accurate knowledge of the elemental concentrations in wheat and its products (bran and flour) is of great importance from a nutritional point of view. Wheat samples were obtained from the Al-Qusim region. 300 km northwest of Riyadh, and analyzed. Up to 50 elements (Al, Sb, As, Ba, Br, Cd, Ca, Cs, Cl, Cr, Co, Cu, Ga, Au, Hf, In, I, Ir, Fe, Mg, Mn, Hg, Mo, Ni, K, Rb, Sc, Se, Ag, Na, Sr, Ta, Te, Th, Sn, Ti, W, U, V, Zn, Zr, Ce, Dy, Eu, La, Lu, Nd, Sm, Tb and Yb) were determined in the wheat products. It was observed that the elemental content of bran was much higher than that of white flour. (author)

  8. Entendiendo al escalamiento industrial y el trabajo, como potenciadores del desarrollo regional

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    Full Text Available Este documento se centra en analizar teóricamente al escalamiento industrial y el trabajo como dos elementos fundamentales en el tipo de desarrollo que se genera al interior de las regiones. La perspectiva utilizada resulta novedosa ya que se coloca al desarrollo como variable dependiente de la profundidad y tipo de escalamiento, así como de la calidad del trabajo generado por las empresas regionales. De esta manera, mientras más profundo sea el escalamiento de las empresas regionales, el trabajo se beneficia con mejores capacitaciones y procesos de aprendizaje, aspecto que resulta crucial en el desarrollo de las regiones. Sin embargo, es preciso aclarar que en los países latinoamericanos y en especial en México, existen distorsiones que afectan la relación entre el escalamiento y el trabajo, por lo cual se deben de implementar una serie de medidas y políticas públicas dirigidas a potenciar los efectos del escalamiento sobre el trabajo y su repercusión en el desarrollo regional.

  9. Age and regional differences in clinical presentation and risk of hospitalization for dengue in Brazil, 2000-2014

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    Burattini, Marcelo N.; Lopez, Luis F.; Coutinho, Francisco A.B.; Siqueira, João B.; Homsani, Sheila; Sarti, Elsa; Massad, Eduardo

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    OBJECTIVES: Dengue cases range from asymptomatic to severe, eventually leading to hospitalization and death. Timely and appropriate management is critical to reduce morbidity. Since 1980, dengue has spread throughout Brazil, affecting an increasing number of individuals. This paper describes age and regional differences in dengue’s clinical presentation and associated risk of hospitalization based on more than 5 million cases reported to the Brazilian Ministry of Health from 2000-2014. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of ∼5,450,000 dengue cases, relating clinical manifestations and the risk of hospitalization to age, gender, previous infection by dengue, dengue virus serotype, years of formal education, delay to first attendance and the occurrence of dengue during outbreaks and in different Brazilian regions. RESULTS: Complicated forms of dengue occurred more frequently among those younger than 10 years (3.12% vs 1.92%) and those with dengue virus 2 infection (7.65% vs 2.42%), with a delay to first attendance >2 days (3.18% vs 0.82%) and with ≤4 years of formal education (2.02% vs 1.46%). The risk of hospitalization was higher among those aged 6-10 years old (OR 4.57; 95% CI 1.43-29.96) and those who were infected by dengue virus 2 (OR 6.36; 95% CI 2.52-16.06), who lived in the Northeast region (OR 1.38; 95% CI 1.11-2.10) and who delayed first attendance by >5 days (composite OR 3.15; 95% CI 1.33-8.9). CONCLUSIONS: In Brazil, the occurrence of severe dengue and related hospitalization is associated with being younger than 10 years old, being infected by dengue virus 2 or 3, living in the Northeast region (the poorest and the second most populated) and delaying first attendance for more than 2 days.

  10. Sociodemographic and Obstetric Characteristics of Anaemic Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic in Bolgatanga Regional Hospital

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    Ahenkorah, Benjamin; Nsiah, Kwabena; Baffoe, Peter

    2016-01-01

    The study determined the sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics of pregnant women which contribute to the risk of developing anaemia. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 400 pregnant women attending their first antenatal visit at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital Antenatal Clinic. Anaemia was significantly associated (p < 0.05) with younger maternal age, parity, gravidity, trimester of pregnancy, and source of drinking water. Multivariate logistic regression identified the following factors with adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI): unemployment (aOR = 4.76 (CI: 2.26–11.33); p < 0.0001), rural dwelling (aOR = 3.10 (CI: 2.16–4.91); p = 0.0071), primigravida (aOR = 2.13 (CI: 1.34–3.18); p = 0.0201), nulliparity (aOR = 1.92 (CI: 1.23–2.86); p = 0.0231), first antenatal visit at second trimester (aOR = 1.71 (CI: 1.33–3.12); p = 0.0149) and first antenatal visit at third trimester (aOR = 2.73 (CI: 1.24–4.35); p = 0.0017), drinking from well and boreholes (aOR = 2.78 (CI: 2.27–5.21); p < 0.0001), and the presence of domestic livestock (aOR = 2.15 (CI: 1.33–3.68); p = 0.0019). This study has shown the various sociodemographic and obstetric factors which significantly contribute to anaemia in pregnancy. PMID:27242947

  11. Antibiotic Prescribing Patterns in Outpatient Emergency Clinics at Queen Rania Al Abdullah II Children's Hospital, Jordan, 2013

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    Sahar I. Al-Niemat

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    Full Text Available Objective: To investigate antibiotics prescribing patterns in the outpatient pediatric emergency clinic at Queen Rania Al Abdullah II Children’s Hospital at Royal Medical Services in Amman, Jordan. Methods: The data was collected from the emergency pharmacy over the period of a -five consecutive months. The methodology recommended by the World Health Organization for investigating drug use in a health facility was followed. The study measures the percentage of encounter with a prescribed antibiotic and the percentage share of each antibiotic category. The distribution of diagnostic categories that accounted for all antibiotics being prescribed and the distribution of each antibiotic being prescribed for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs were also measured. Results: Antibiotic prescribing was frequent during pediatric visits to the outpatient pediatric emergency clinic resulting in a high percentage of encounters (85% when compared to appropriate. Emergency physicians continue to frequently prescribe broad spectrum antibiotics which accounted for approximately (60% of the total prescribed antibiotics and (83% of prescribed antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and macrolides (primarily azithromycin were the leading class among them. Conclusion: Our results showed high consumption of antibiotics by emergency department pediatricians which highlight the importance for interventions to promote rational and judicious prescribing. An insight into factors influencing antibiotics prescribing patterns by military prescribers is required.

  12. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Ciudad del Carmen general hospital, PEMEX; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Ciudad del Carmen, PEMEX

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    Angeles C, A.; Hernandez C, J. E.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

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    The Ciudad del Carmen general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  13. Melanoma in the Italian Population and Regional Environmental Influences: A National Retrospective Survey on 2001–2008 Hospitalization Records

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    Piscitelli, Prisco; Neglia, Cosimo; Falco, Andrea; Rivezzi, Matteo; Agnello, Nadia; Argentiero, Alberto; Chitano, Giovanna; Distante, Chiara; Della Rosa, Giulia; Vinci, Giorgia; De Donno, Antonella; Distante, Alessandro; Romanini, Antonella

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    Objective: To assess the burden of regional environmental factors influencing the incidence of Melanoma in the Italian population and overcome the problem of partial population coverage by local cancer registries and thematic archives. Methods: We analyzed the Italian national hospitalization records from 2001 to 2008 provided by the Ministry of Health, excluding hospital re-admissions of the same patients, in order to assess the occurrence of Melanoma over a 8-year period. Data were presented by age groups (absolute number of cases from 20 to ≥80 years old) and per Region (rates per 100,000 inhabitants) for each year. Results: The overall number of new hospitalizations due to malignant Melanoma increased by 16.8% from 2001 (n = 4846) to 2008 (n = 5823), with the rate per 100,000 inhabitants passing from 10.5 to almost 12.0 at a national level. The majority of new diagnoses of malignant Melanoma was observed in two age groups: 61–70 years old (from 979 in 2001 up to 1209 in 2008, corresponding to 15.1 and 18.1 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively) and 71–80 years old (from 954 in 2001 up to 1141 in 2008, corresponding to 19.5 and 21.8 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively). The number of hospitalizations due to Melanoma increased in all age groups with the only exception of the youngest patients aged 20–30 years old. The highest increases over the 8-year period were observed in people aged ≥81 years old (+34%), 61–70 years old (+20%) and surprisingly in the age group 31–40 years old (+17%). Southern Regions showed lower hospitalization rates compared to Northern Italy and Region Lazio. The highest increases between 2001 and 2008 were observed in Trentino/Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Valla d’Aosta and Veneto Region. Conclusions: Hospitalizations due to malignant Melanoma in Italy seem to be influenced by environmental or population-related factors showing a decreasing incidence rate from the Northern to Southern Regions

  14. ERISA preemption. Colleton Regional Hospital v. MRS Medical Review Systems Inc.

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    ERISA preempts state law claims brought by hospitals against medical utilization review firm including claims of tortious interference with contracts, defamation, unfair trade practices, bad faith refusal to pay claims and improper claims practices. PMID:10184694

  15. Hospital-based stroke care in Ireland: results from one regional register.

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    Fan, C W

    2000-01-01

    Most patients with acute stroke are admitted to hospital. If stroke services in this country are to be improved, we need accurate and reliable information about the types of stroke patients being admitted, their present management and outcome.

  16. The optimalization of the health care waste management in the regional hospital.

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    Kasalíková, Martina

    2012-01-01

    The thesis examines the subject of waste disposal in the healthcare area. In the case of hospitals, however, this issue is even more significant as the resulting waste is dangerous to human health and in many cases also to the environment. The involved hazardous often waste can cause serious problems and it is especially infectious waste which belongs to the hazardous wastes produced by hospitals. The objective of the thesis is to assess the system of waste management in a particular regi...

  17. Study of Patients Absconding Behavior in a General Hospital at Southern Region of Iran

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    Mohammad Khammarnia

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    Full Text Available Background Patients’ escape from hospital imposes a significant cost to patients as well as the health system. Besides, for these patients, exposure to adverse events (such as suicide, self-harm, violence and harm to hospital reputation are more likely to occur compared to others. The present study aimed to determine the characteristics of the absconding patients in a general hospital through a case-control design in Shiraz, Iran. Methods This case-control study was conducted on 413 absconded patients as case and 413 patients as control in a large general hospital in Shiraz, southern Iran. In this study, data on the case and control patients was collected from the medical records using a standard checklist in the period of 2011–3. Then, the data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics, through SPSS 16. Results The finding showed that 413 patients absconded (0.50% and mean of age in case group was 40.98 ± 16.31 years. In univariate analysis, variables of gender [Odds Ratio (OR= 2], ward (OR= 1.22, insurance status (OR= 0.41, job status (OR= 0.34 and residence expenditure were significant. However, in multivariate analysis significant variables were age (ORadj= 0.13, gender (ORadj= 2.15, self-employment/unemployed (ORadj= 0.47, emergency/admission (ORadj= 2.14, internal/admission (ORadj= 3.16, insurance status (ORadj= 4.49 and residence expenditure (ORadj= 1.15. Conclusion Characteristics such as middle age, male gender, no insurance coverage, inability to afford hospital expenditures and admission in emergency department make patients more likely abscond from the hospital. Therefore, it may be necessary to focus efforts on high-risk groups and increase insurance coverage in the country to prevent absconding from hospital.

  18. Analyzing Emotional Exhaustion from Viewpoints of Physicians and Nurses – A Case of a Regional Teaching Hospital

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    Yii-Ching Lee; Chih-Hsuan Huang; Shao-Jen Weng; Wan-Lin Hsieh; Hsin-Hung Wu

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    This study uses independent sample test for mean differences and analysis of variance to observe if physicians and nurses with different demographic variables from a regional teaching hospital in Taiwan perceive differently emotional exhaustion in terms of nine questions from the 2014 internal surveyed data based on the Chinese version of safety attitudes questionnaire. The results show that supervisor/manager, job position, age, experience in organization, and experience in position are more...

  19. Costs and Benefits Associated with the MRSA Search and Destroy Policy in a Hospital in the Region Kennemerland, The Netherlands

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    Souverein, Dennis; Houtman, Patricia; Sjoerd M. Euser; Herpers, Bjorn L; Kluytmans, Jan; Den Boer, Jeroen W.

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    Objective The objective of this study was to analyze the costs and benefits of the MRSA Search and Destroy (S&D) policy between 2008 and 2013 in the Kennemer Gasthuis, a 400 bed teaching hospital in the region Kennemerland, the Netherlands. Methods A patient registration database was used to retrospectively calculate costs, including screening, isolation, follow-up, contact tracing, cleaning, treatment, deployment of extra healthcare workers, salary for an infection control practitioner (ICP)...

  20. [Hand injuries caused by snake bites. Apropos of 9 cases treated in a West African regional hospital].

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    The author reports 9 cases of snake bite hand injuries in a regional hospital in the ivory coast. This study presents a number of particular points: patients often consult quite late; the precarious hygiene induces microbia contamination; patients often have a very poor conception of their body schema, which sometimes creates problems of understanding during reeducation. Treatment consists of emergency debridement under antibiotic cover of Iselin's "emergency with delayed surgery". The good blood supply of the hand allows satisfactory functional results. PMID:1712571

  1. Lung cancer risk and pollution in an industrial region of Northern Spain: a hospital-based case-control study

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    Aragonés Nuria; Pérez-Gómez Beatriz; García-Pérez Javier; López-Cima María; López-Abente Gonzalo; Tardón Adonina; Pollán Marina

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Asturias, an Autonomous Region in Northern Spain with a large industrial area, registers high lung cancer incidence and mortality. While this excess risk of lung cancer might be partially attributable to smoking habit and occupational exposure, the role of industrial and urban pollution also needs to be assessed. The objective was to ascertain the possible effect of air pollution, both urban and industrial, on lung cancer risk in Asturias. Methods This was a hospital-based...

  2. Stillbirths and associations with education and sosiodemography : a registry study from a regional hospital in north-eastern Tanzania

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    Löfwander, Mariam Sy

    2012-01-01

    Background: Every year 2, 6 million women experience a stillbirth. The vast majority occur in Sub-Saharan countries. Education is a commonly used proxy for socioeconomic status (SES) and is closely linked to health. We wanted to investigate the associations between education and stillbirths in a regional referral hospital in north eastern Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, KCMC ). In addition, we wanted to identify sosiodemographic differences between stillbirths and l...

  3. Poisoning by plants in the taza-al iioceima-taounate region in morocco

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    A descriptive retrospective-study was carried out on poisoning cases by plants in Taza-Al hoceima-taounate region in Morocco, reported between 1984 and 2007 to the Moroccan Poison Control Centre. During this period, 104 cases of poisoning were recorded. Atractylis gummifera was the most incriminated plant. The average age of poisoned patients was 11+ - 7.8 years. The sex ratio (M/F) was 0.9. According to the data, poisoning by plants was primarily responsible for gastrointestinal system disorders, nervous system attacks, visual disorders and heart failure. A lethality rate of 33.65% was recorded, with a total of thirty-five deaths. (author)

  4. Estudio descriptivo de la enfermedad cerebrovascular en el Hospital Regional Docente de Ica-Perú 2003 – 2006

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    J. Jhonnel Alarco

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Determinar algunas características epidemiológicas de la enfermedad cerebro vascular (ECV, describir las características de la población estudiada según sexo, edad, procedencia, raza, forma de inicio, ubicación, tipos y subtipos, síntomas, antecedentes patológicos y mortalidad intrahospitalaria. Materiales y métodos: estudio descriptivo. Lugar: Hospital Regional Docente de Ica. Criterios de inclusión: pacientes ingresados con diagnóstico de accidente cerebrovascular. Intervenciones: revisión de historias clínicas de archivo entre los años 2003 y 2006. Principales medidas de resultados: análisis estadístico: porcentajes y medidas de tendencia central, tabuladas en una base de datos con ayuda del programa Microsoft Excel 2003 para Windows®. Resultados: de 152 pacientes ingresados al servicio de Medicina 119 fueron casos de ECV isquémico, 33 casos fueron ECV hemorrágico. El principal antecedente patológico fue la hipertensión arterial con un 75.0 %. El síntoma más frecuente fue el trastorno motor con 80.3% seguido por alteraciones del lenguaje con 55.9%. El mayor número fue encontrado entre la séptima y octava décadas de la vida. La edad mínima fue de 17 y máxima de 102 años. La mortalidad global fue de 18 casos obteniéndose una tasa de letalidad específica para el ECV isquémico de 0,8% y de 51,5% para el ECV hemorrágico. Conclusiones: Se distingue a la HTA como el principal antecedente modificable, cuya prevención reduciría notablemente su mortalidad. Palabras clave:  accidente cerebrovascular, epidemiología, hospitales, Perú.

  5. Quality in hospitals environment; La qualita' nell'ambiente ospedaliero. Studio di prevalenza sull'abitudine al fumo di tabacco tra gli operatori di un ospedale cittadino

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    Callegaro, G.; Saia, M.; Mariotto, A. [Unita' Sanitaria Locale 16, Padua (Italy). Direzione sanitaria; Buttarello, M. [Ospedale Geriatrico, Padua (Italy). Laboratorio di Patologia Clinica

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    The WHO (World Health Organization) indicated hospitals as privileged places for Health Promotion with the objective to create health services free of tobacco smoke and ULSS 16 Local Health Unit of Padua complied with HPH Regional Net and the study is collocated in this ambit. In the february of 1998 a questionary validated by other previous analyses conducted by the Veneto Regional Center for Health Education. 246 subjects complied with this study, about the half of the staff, and 30.5% of responders has smoked daily in the last six months, 29% were non-smokers and 30.5% ex-smokers. The results of this cognitive research indicate a hospital staff smoke habit comparable with other hospital experiences and the deepening of habits shall consent the future strategies of intervention. [Italian] Il fumo di tabacco rappresenta, tra i fattori di rischio per la salute potenzialmente eliminabili, il piu' importante in termini di mortalita' e morbosita', sia nei Paesi industrializzati che, ultimamente e in modo sempre piu' rilevante, nei Paesi in via di sviluppo. Circa il 30% di tutti i decessi per neoplasia sono causati dal fumo che rappresenta, inoltre, un' importante concausa di gravi affezioni non neoplastiche a carico dell'apparato respiratorio e cardiocircolatorio. L'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanita' (OMS) stima che circa un terzo della popolazione adulta mondiale fumi (circa un miliardo e cento milioni di persone) e imputa al tabagismo 3 milioni e mezzo di decessi/anno, dei quali un milione nel Terzo Mondo. Una delle iniziative dell'Azienda ULSS 16 aderente al Progetto HPH (Health Promoting Hospitals) e si inserisce in una serie di strategie atte a ridurre i comportamenti a rischio a tutti i livelli. Lo studio e' stato condotto presso l'Ospedale Geriatrico di Padova. Hanno aderito all'iniziativa 246 soggetti pari al 44, 7% del totale dei dipendenti del nosocomio. Il 30.5% dei rispondenti al questionario

  6. ENTEROBACTERIACAE, PRODUCING ESBLS AND METALLO-β-LACTAMASE NDM-1, ISOLATED IN HOSPITALS OF BALTIC REGION COUNTRIES

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    S. A. Egorova

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    Full Text Available Abstract. We studied the prevalence of K. pneumoniae and E. coli resistance to extended spectrum cephalosporins and carbapenems, isolated from patients of eight hospitals in St-Petersburg from January to May, 2012. Prevalence of cephalosporin resistant isolates varied in different hospitals: E. coli – from 7,8 to 50%, K. pneumoniae – from 25,4 to 88,4%. Isolates produced extended spectrum beta-lactamases СТХ-М, mainly СТХ-М-1, also СТХ-М-2 and СТХ-М-9. Twenty two carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae strains (also resistant to other antimicrobials were isolated in three hospitals. MALDI-TOF MS showed that carbapenem resistance was caused by carbapenemase. Carbapenemases of all isolates belonged to metallo-β-lactamases according to results of the ROSCO Diagnostica tests. The gene coding production of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (blaNDM-1 were detected in all strains. Our data confirmed that the main cephalosporin resistance mechanism of E. coli и K. pneumoniae in Baltic region (including Russia, St-Petersburg is CTX-M-1 production. For the first time in Russia K. pneumoniae strains  producing metallo-β-lactamases NDM-1 were isolated in several hospitals of St-Petersburg.

  7. Factors influencing surgical delay after hip fracture in hospitals of Emilia Romagna Region, Italy: a multilevel analysis.

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    Belotti, Laura Maria Beatrice; Bartoli, Simona; Trombetti, Susanna; Montella, Maria Teresa; Toni, Aldo; De Palma, Rossana

    2013-01-01

    Hip fracture is becoming a major public health concern, with associated mortality and morbidity particularly in the elderly. This study aims to investigate factors (i.e. patient factors and hospital variables) associated with increased risk for delaying surgery after hip fractures, and to assess whether and to what extent timing was associated with mortality risk. All patients aged 65 and over, resident in Emilia Romagna Region (Italy) and admitted to hospital for hip fracture (2009 - 2010) were selected. Data on surgical delay were adjusted using multilevel logistic regression model. A Cox proportional hazard model was fitted to a propensity score matched sample to assess mortality between delayed and early treated patients. Of the 10, 995 patients included (mean age: 83.3 years), 44.9% underwent surgery within 2 days. Significant risk factors for delayed surgery were: gender (OR: 1.16), comorbidity (OR: 1.29), anticoagulant (OR: 7.64) ,antiplatelet medication (OR: 2.43) , type of procedure (OR: 1.37) and day of admission (OR: Thu-Fri: 6.05; Sat-Sun: 1.17). Type of hospital and annual volume of hip fracture surgeries were not sufficient to explain hospital variability. A significant difference in mortality rate between early and delayed surgery emerged six months post surgery. PMID:23397198

  8. Clinical experience of large colorectal laterally spreading tumor in a regional hospital: 2-year results

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    Wen-Hsin Hsu

    2014-06-01

    Conclusion: Although long-term outcome comparison was lacking, endoscopic treatment should be considered firstly for colorectal LST under the consideration of shorter hospitalization. Most of our analyses between the G and NG groups were statistically insignificant, which is likely to be due to the small population base.

  9. The impact of ice-skating injuries on orthopaedic admissions in a regional hospital.

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    Dillon, J P

    2012-02-03

    Since the opening of a temporary ice-rink in our hospital\\'s catchment area, we have observed an increase in patients requiring in-patient treatment for orthopaedic intervention. The authors performed a prospective analysis of all patients admitted to our unit over a one-month period. Epidemiological data, wearing of protective gear and skater experience were collected. Fracture type, treatment required, average length of hospital stay and number of days missed from work was also recorded. Ice-skating injuries accounted for 7.7% of our total admissions over the study period. There was a significant variation noted in the types of fracture sustained ranging from comminuted fractures of the radial head to spiral fractures of the tibia. The average length of hospital stay was 2.6 days and average time missed from work was 6.1 weeks. This paper highlights the potential serious injuries that can occur in ice-skating and their impact on admissions to our orthopaedic unit.

  10. Assessing the effectiveness of interpersonal communication skills training on job satisfaction among nurses in Al-Zahra Hospital of Isfahan, Iran

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    Dehaghani, Abdollah Rezaei; Akhormeh, Kobra Ahmadi; Mehrabi, Tayyebeh

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    Background: The worldwide nursing shortage is threatening the quality of healthcare. The two most common causes in maintaining nurses are job satisfaction, a positive working environment, and good relationships among staff. This study aimed to determine the effect of interpersonal communication skills training on job satisfaction among the nurses working in Al-Zahra Hospital affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, in 2011. Materials and Methods: This study was a q...

  11. Assessing Employee Attitudes towards Organizational Commitment and Change: The Case of King Faisal Hospital in Al-Taif Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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    This study investigates the attitudes of employees toward organizational commitment and change. It was conducted at King Faisal Hospital in Al-Taif Governorate, KSA. It is the first empirical work in the field of Human Resources Management aiming at analyzing the attitudes of employees toward organizational commitment and change. The study tackles the linkage between employees’ attitudes towards organizational commitment and change which is one of the most significant constructs in organiz...

  12. Strategic Point-of-Care Requirements of Hospitals and Public Health for Preparedness in Regions At Risk.

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    Kost, Gerald J; Katip, Pratheep; Curtis, Corbin M

    2012-06-01

    OBJECTIVES: To study health resources and point-of-care (POC) testing requirements for urgent, emergency, and disaster care in Phang Nga Province, Thailand; to determine instrument design specifications through a direct needs assessment survey; to describe POC test menus useful in the small-world network; and to assess strategies for preparedness following the 2004 Tsunami. METHODS: We surveyed medical professionals in community hospitals, a regional hospital, and the Naval Base Hospital; and officials at the offices of Provincial Public Health and Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Questions covered: a) demographics and test requirements, b) POC needs, c) device design specifications, and d) pathogen detection options. Respondents scored choices. Scores determined priorities. RESULTS: Respondents selected complete blood count, electrolytes/chemistry, blood type, oxygen saturation (by pulse oximeter), hematocrit, and microbiology as top priorities, and preferred direct blood sampling with cassettes. Cardiac biomarkers were important in alternate care facilities. Staphylococcus aureus, SARS, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and hepatitis B were top infectious disease problems. Temperature, vibration, humidity, and impact shock were four important environmental conditions during extreme conditions. CONCLUSIONS: Point-of-care testing can be used on a daily basis for competency and efficiency. Familiarity improves preparedness. Instrument designs must anticipate user preferences and environment stresses. The results show how a region at risk can adapt its small-world network. Point-of-care testing has become an important risk-reducing modality for crises and works equally well in low-resource settings to speed the delivery of routine and urgent care. PMID:23049470

  13. Estado nutricional al ingreso de los pacientes internados con VIH Nutritional status of hospitalized HIV patients at admission

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La mayoría de los pacientes con diagnóstico de VIH/SIDA se internan con complicaciones propias de la enfermedad que repercuten en su estado nutricional. Objetivo: Describir el comportamiento de los componentes del perfil nutricional de los pacientes con diagnóstico de VIH/SIDA que se internan en el Hospital General de Agudos Juan A. Fernández (Argentina. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, y prospectivo. Se analizaron los datos correspondientes a pacientes con VIH/SIDA que ingresaban a la institución. Se completó una ficha nutricional registrando componentes del perfil nutricional evaluados: % de pérdida de peso (%PP, compartimento graso (CG, compartimento proteico (CP, Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC, Valoración Global Subjetiva (VGS, Datos Bioquímicos (DB y Consulta Nutricional previa (CNP. Resultados: La muestra quedó conformada por 22 pacientes. El 32% presentó un %PP severo en los 6 meses previos a su internación (IC 95%=12,4 - 61,4. El 55,6% de las mujeres reflejó un CG superior al rango máximo recomendado (IC 95%=13,6 - 79,1, el 30,8% de los hombres superó el rango máximo (IC 95%=9,0 - 61,7. El 36% presentó un CP disminuido (IC 95%=15,8 - 65,6. El 63,6% presentó un IMC adecuado (IC 95%=34,3 - 84,1. El 59,1% presentó una VGS inadecuada (IC 95%=30,3 - 80%. El 86,3% manifestó nunca haber tenido consulta nutricional previa (IC 95%=62,8 - 97,0. Conclusión: el análisis de los componentes del perfil nutricional refleja como la población infectada que ingresa a la unidad de internación, presenta un perfil nutricional inadecuado con alteraciones en el compartimento proteico y graso las cuales pueden o no ser justificadas por el tratamiento antirretroviral o por el curso propio de la enfermedad.Introduction: Most of the patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are hospitalized with complications that are typical of the disease and which have an impact on their nutritional status. Objective: To

  14. Candida species distribution and fluconazole susceptibility of blood isolates at a regional hospital in Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil

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    Maira Giseli C. Silva

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Introduction: Candidemia is a bloodstream infection produced by Candida genus yeasts. Objective: The purpose of this study was to characterize the epidemiology and the fluconazole susceptibility in Candida species isolated from patients at a regional hospital in Passo Fundo, RS. Methods: Records from the laboratory were used to identify patients with positive blood cultures for Candida between 2010 and 2011. The in vitro activity of fluconazole was determined using the disk diffusion method. Results: Were analyzed 24 positive blood cultures for Candida and found a 54.16% mortality rate. C. albicans was the most prevalent species, followed by C. parapsilosis and C. krusei. For susceptibility to fluconazole, C. albicans, C. parapsilosis and C. tropicalis showed 100% sensitivity. However, C. krusei was 100% resistant; and C. glabrata, 50% resistant. Conclusion: The high mortality and fluconazole resistance rates emphasize the importance of the diagnosis of candidemia in a hospital environment.

  15. The lived experience of patients regarding patients' rights practice at hospitals in Amhara Region, northern Ethiopia

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    Full Text Available Adugnaw Berhane,1 Fikre Enquselassie2 1College of Health Sciences, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, 2School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaBackground: There are a number of different international guidelines promoting the practice of observing patients’ rights in the health care service. Patients experience greater satisfaction in the health care service when their rights are protected. The purpose of this study was to examine patients’ experiences regarding their rights in hospital settings in northern Ethiopia.Patients and methods: Data were collected using semistructured interviews of 22 patients, who have had experience of health care service in the hospital setting. The patients were selected from the outpatient and inpatient departments of referral and district hospitals in northern Ethiopia. The interview data were tape-recorded, transcribed, translated, reviewed, and analyzed using a phenomenographic approach. Categories of descriptions were constructed based on the patients’ conceptions and ways of understanding the phenomenon of patients’ rights practice.Results: The findings revealed four main qualitatively different ways of understanding patients’ rights practice from the patients’ perspective. These main categories of description were patient-centered practice, being secured, respecting patients’ dignity, and getting referral.Conclusion: The different conceptions of patient rights give us a deeper understanding of how patients may experience patients’ rights practice. The result provides a foundation for developing health care practice that equips the patient with a positive experience, thus contributing in drafting patients’ bill of rights in the local context.Keywords: patient rights, phenomenography, hospital health care, patient experience

  16. Plasmodium vivax Hospitalizations in a Monoendemic Malaria Region: Severe Vivax Malaria?

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    Quispe, Antonio M.; Pozo, Edwar; Guerrero, Edith; Durand, Salomón; Baldeviano, G. Christian; Edgel, Kimberly A.; Graf, Paul C. F.; Lescano, Andres G.

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    Severe malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax is no longer considered rare. To describe its clinical features, we performed a retrospective case control study in the subregion of Luciano Castillo Colonna, Piura, Peru, an area with nearly exclusive vivax malaria transmission. Severe cases and the subset of critically ill cases were compared with a random set of uncomplicated malaria cases (1:4). Between 2008 and 2009, 6,502 malaria cases were reported, including 106 hospitalized cases, 81 of which...

  17. Incidence of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections in a Regional Hospital

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    Kawabata, Hidenobu; Murakami, Manabu; Kisa, Kengo; Maezawa, Masaji

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    Background and Objective: Since the early 2000s, the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections among the community of people lacking known healthcare risk factors has increased. This MRSA infection is referred to as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) infection and is distinct from hospital-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA) infection, which occurs among people with known healthcare risk factors. Understanding the epidemiology of CA-MRSA infections is critical; however...

  18. Bartonella henselae en niños con adenitis regional atendidos en un hospital nacional del Perú, 2012

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    Edwin Miranda-Choque

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar la frecuencia de casos seropositivos a Bartonella henselae en niños con adenitis regional atendidos en un hospital nacional del Perú, se realizó un estudio trasversal en 106 niños con adenitis regional mayor de 1 cm de diámetro, de aparición aguda, con tiempo de enfermedad mayor de cinco días, atendidos en el Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño durante el año 2012. Se definió seropositividad para B. henselae mediante el examen de inmunofluorescencia indirecta, siendo positivos 86 niños (81,1% con una mediana de edad de 7 años, rango de 5 a 11; en el análisis bivariado se encontraron como factores asociados, edad mayor de 5 años, antecedentes de fiebre, adenopatía mayor de 4 cm y reporte de contacto con gato. En conclusión, los niños con adenitis regional atendidos en este hospital de referencia nacional presentaron una frecuencia alta de serología positiva para B. henselae

  19. The Al-rich region of the Al-Mn-Ni alloy system. Part I: Ternary phases at 750-950 oC

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    Research highlights: → The Al-Mn-Ni alloy system was investigated by means of SEM, TEM, powder XRD and DTA in the Al-rich region ranging from 60 to 100 at.% Al in the temperature range from 750 to 950 deg. C. → Two new ternary intermetallic compounds were revealed: the φ-phase (Al5Co2-type, hP26, P63/mmc: a = 0.76632(16) and c = 0.78296(15) nm) and the κ-phase (κ-Al14.4Cr3.4Nil.1-type, hP227, P63/m: a = 1.7625(10) and c = 1.2516(10) nm). The formation of the O-phase (Pmmn; oP650; O-Al77Cr14Pd9-type; a = 2.3316(16), b = 1.2424(15) and c = 3.2648(14) nm) was confirmed and its chemical composition as well as thermodynamic stability was specified. → Close relationship between the hexagonal phases φ, κ and μ as well as the orthorhombic phases T, R and O has been discussed. - Abstract: Ternary phases in the Al-rich region of the Al-Mn-Ni alloy system were studied at 950, 850 and 750 deg. C. Two new ternary intermetallic compounds were revealed: the φ-phase (Al5Co2-type, hP26, P63/mmc: a = 0.76632(16) and c = 0.78296(15) nm) and the κ-phase (κ-Al14.4Cr3.4Nil.1-type, hP227, P63/m: a = 1.7625(10) and c = 1.2516(10) nm). The formation of the O-phase (Pmmn; oP650; O-Al77Cr14Pd9-type; a = 2.3316(16), b = 1.2424(15) and c = 3.2648(14) nm) was confirmed and its chemical composition as well as thermodynamic stability was specified.

  20. A training network for introducing telemedicine, telecare and hospital informatics in the Adriatic-Danube-Black Sea region.

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    Anogeianaki, Antonia; Ilonidis, George; Anogianakis, George; Lianguris, John; Katsaros, Kyriakos; Pseftogianni, Dimitra; Klisarova, Anelia; Negrev, Negrin

    2004-01-01

    DIMNET is a training mechanism for a region of central Europe. The aim is to upgrade the information technology skills of local hospital personnel and preserve their employability following the introduction of medical informatics. DIMNET uses Internet-based virtual classrooms to provide a 200-hour training course in medical informatics. Training takes place in the cities of Drama, Kavala, Xanthi and Varna. So far, more than 600 people have benefited from the programme. Initial results are encouraging. DIMNET promotes a new vocational training culture in the Balkans and is supported by local governments that perceive health-care as a fulcrum for economic development. PMID:15603593

  1. Treatment outcome for a sample of patients with Class II division 1 malocclusion treated at a regional hospital orthodontic department.

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    Burden, D J

    1998-01-01

    This retrospective study assessed the outcome of orthodontic treatment of 264 patients with Class II division 1 malocclusion (overjet greater than 6 mm). The sample comprised patients who had completed their fixed appliance orthodontic treatment at a regional hospital orthodontic unit in the Republic of Ireland. The PAR Index (Peer Assessment Rating) was used to evaluate treatment outcome using before and after treatment study casts. The results revealed that treatment for this particular type of malocclusion was highly effective with a very few patients failing to benefit from their orthodontic treatment.

  2. The Al-rich region of the Al-Mn-Ni alloy system. Part II. Phase equilibria at 620-1000 oC

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    Research highlights: → Phase equilibria in the Al-rich region of the Al-Mn-Ni alloy system were studied at 1000, 950, 850, 750, 700, 645 and 620 deg. C by means of SEM, TEM, powder XRD and DTA. → Three ternary thermodynamically stable intermetallics, the φ-phase (Al5Co2-type, hP26, P63/mmc; a = 0.76632(16), c = 0.78296(15) nm), the κ-phase (κ-Al14.4Cr3.4Nil.1-type, hP227, P63/m; a = 1.7625(10), c = 1.2516(10) nm), and the O-phase (O-Al77Cr14Pd9-type, Pmmn, oP650,: a = 2.3316(16), b = 1.2424(15), c = 3.2648(14) nm), as well as three ternary metastable phases, the decagonal D3-phase with periodicity about 1.25 nm, the Al9(Mn,Ni)2-phase (Al9Co2-type, P1121/a, mP22; a = 0.8585(16), b = 0.6269(9), c = 0.6205(11) nm, β = 95.34(10)o) and the O1-phase (basecentered orthorhombic, a ∼ 23.8, b ∼ 12.4, c ∼ 32.2 nm) were revealed. → The existence of a thermodynamically stable R-phase of stoichiometry Al60Mn11Ni4, reported earlier in literature, was not confirmed in the present study. - Abstract: Phase equilibria in the Al-rich region of the Al-Mn-Ni alloy system were studied at 1000, 950, 850, 750, 700, 645 and 620 oC. Three ternary thermodynamically stable intermetallics, the φ-phase (Al5Co2-type, hP26, P63/mmc; a = 0.76632(16), c = 0.78296(15) nm), the κ-phase (κ-Al14.4Cr3.4Nil.1-type, hP227, P63/m; a = 1.7625(10), c = 1.2516(10) nm), and the O-phase (O-Al77Cr14Pd9-type, Pmmn, oP650,: a = 2.3316(16), b = 1.2424(15), c = 3.2648(14) nm), as well as three ternary metastable phases, the decagonal D3-phase with periodicity about 1.25 nm, the Al9(Mn,Ni)2-phase (Al9Co2-type, P1121/a, mP22; a = 0.8585(16), b = 0.6269(9), c = 0.6205(11) nm, β = 95.34(10)o) and the O1-phase (base-centered orthorhombic, a ∼ 23.8, b ∼ 12.4, c ∼ 32.2 nm) were revealed. Their physicochemical behaviour in the Al-Mn-Ni alloy system was studied.

  3. Responses of Emergency Unit Physicians and Administrators to Q-Statements Regarding Quality of Medical Services at Emergency Unit at Al Kindy Teaching Hospital

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    Lujain A. Al-Khazragy

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of medical services applied at the emergency unit at Al-kindy teaching hospital. Data were collected during one month duration through a survey using special form of questioner; the total number of studied sample was 51, which includes all the resident doctors working in the emergency unit including the post graduate residency doctors. The first part of the study shows lack of organization in many fields of the emergency unit including the arrival of patients and classification of severity of the injuries. absence of defined protocol for management of emergency cases in addition to lack of enough staff and supplies, yet other fields like the availability of functioning unit along 24 h a day and availability of radio communication with the ambulance and other departments of hospital shows good organization.

  4. An exploratory study of the pattern of consent for autopsy in a regional hospital setting.

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    Kaar, T K

    2012-02-03

    A prospective study of the pattern of responses to requests for autopsy in a general surgical unit was performed. Information on the characteristics of the deceased, of the requestee and of the requester was documented in the case of 66 patients who died while in hospital. Permission to perform autopsy was not requested in 39 out of 66 cases and this was the most frequent contributory factor to the low rate of autopsy. Once a decision to grant or refuse autopsy is made by relatives of the deceased, the decision is unlikely to be reversed. Permission to perform autopsy was more likely to be sought when the deceased was male than when deceased was female. The relatives of patients who had recently undergone surgery were more likely to refuse permission for autopsy than were those of patients who had not had recent surgery.

  5. [4 years' evaluation of orthopedics and traumatology at an African Regional Hospital].

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    Ribault, L; Gournier, J P

    1989-01-01

    The authors have made an evaluation of the results obtained in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology after a four year practice at the Korhogo hospital (Cote d'Ivoire). They analyse the peculiar conditions bond to the pathology, climate, environment, technical level. The incidence of post operative sepsis was 2.8 per cent, comparable to european statistics. Bed sores were exceptional, the general rate of nonunions was 2.9 per cent. The functional results were hardly analysable. However they seemed to be rather satisfactory despite the lack of post operative rehabilitation. It is concluded that an orthopaedic and traumatologic practice can be valuably conducted in Africa even far from the main centers, provided a rigorous organisation. PMID:2552513

  6. Feasibility study for epidemic prevention and control in a regional hospital.

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    Chen, Yung-Liang; Yeh, Ming-Yang; Huang, Shau-Yen; Liu, Chi-Ming; Sun, Chi-Chen; Lu, Hsu-Feng; Chiu, Tsan-Hung; Hsia, Te-Chun; Chung, Jing-Gung

    2012-03-01

    Epidemic prevention policies in hospitals address issues such as, indoor air quality control, cleanliness of medical staff clothing and employee hand-washing procedures. Our hospital employed Bio-Kil to treat air-conditioning filters and nursing staff uniforms. We also assessed the efficacy of different detergents. Using Bio-Kil technology, the mean bacterial count in the air was reduced from 108.8 CFU/h/plate (n=420) to 68.6 CFU/h/plate (n=630). On the lower hems of the Bio-Kil-treated gowns, the mean bacterial count was 1,201 CFU/100 cm(2), markedly lower than the bacterial count of 7,753 CFU/100 cm(2), found on the parts of the gowns not treated with Bio-Kil (p=0.0401). On the cuffs of sleeves treated with Bio-Kil, the mean count was 1,165 CFU/100 cm(2), markedly lower than that of 2,131 CFU/100 cm(2), found on the cuffs not treated with Bio-Kil (p=0.0073). With regard to the mean bacterial eradication rates of antimicrobial solutions, Steridal Solution, 75% alcohol and Bio-Kil (3rd generation) were shown to be the most effective, with rates exceeding 80%. Hibiscrub with paper towels and Fresh Protect Skin were the second most effective. Bio-Kil (1st generation), tap water with paper towels, liquid hand soap with paper towels and ozone water were the least effective. One important observation was that hand-washing without the use of paper towels increased the bacterial count by as much as 84% . Bio-Kil is effective in reducing bacterial counts in the air, on nursing staff uniforms and is an effective detergent. PMID:22200785

  7. Enterococcal urinary tract infections: eight years experience at a regional hospital in Trinidad, West Indies

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    2001-01-01

    Objective To investigate the prevalence of significant enterococcal isolates from urine and determine what factors are associated with the increased prevalence, with particular reference to antibiotic susceptibilities. Methods Retrospective analysis over an 8-year period of hospital laboratory records of urinary isolates of enterococci was done. Species were identified via colony morphology, growth in 6.5% sodium chloride and their ability to hydrolyze esculin in the presence of 40% bile salts. Susceptibility testing via the disc diffusion technique with 9 commonly used antibiotics was also done as defined by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards. Results From 39?881 urine specimens, 9116 (22.9%) were culture positive. Of this 9116, 1001 (11.0%) were enterococci, the 4th most common urinary isolate. E. coli was the most common (36.2%). Most enterococci were from pediatric patients (28.4%) and the urology unit (24.5%). All enterococci were fully sensitive to ampicillin and augmentin (amoxicillin-clavulanic acid). Sensitivity to gentamicin decreased significantly from 79% in 1990 to 58% in 1997 (P<0.005). Sensitivity to the cephalosporins and nitrofuratoin were relatively stable, but sensitivity to nalidixic acid varied. No resistance to vancomycin was detected during the study, and no cases of bacteremia complicated bacteriuria were seen. Conclusion Isolation of enterococci was relatively stable during the 8-year period, and all isolates were fully sensitive to the older β-lactams, ampicillin, cefaclor and augmentin, but displayed varying degrees of multi-resistance to other commonly used urinary agents such as nalidixic acid and co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole). Because of the emergence of multi-resistant enterococci in many countries, and the high cost of drugs in our society, it is imperative that vigilance be maintained in monitoring enterococcal infections in hospitals.

  8. A realist evaluation of the management of a well- performing regional hospital in Ghana

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    Kegels Guy

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Realist evaluation offers an interesting approach to evaluation of interventions in complex settings, but has been little applied in health care. We report on a realist case study of a well performing hospital in Ghana and show how such a realist evaluation design can help to overcome the limited external validity of a traditional case study. Methods We developed a realist evaluation framework for hypothesis formulation, data collection, data analysis and synthesis of the findings. Focusing on the role of human resource management in hospital performance, we formulated our hypothesis around the high commitment management concept. Mixed methods were used in data collection, including individual and group interviews, observations and document reviews. Results We found that the human resource management approach (the actual intervention included induction of new staff, training and personal development, good communication and information sharing, and decentralised decision-making. We identified 3 additional practices: ensuring optimal physical working conditions, access to top managers and managers' involvement on the work floor. Teamwork, recognition and trust emerged as key elements of the organisational climate. Interviewees reported high levels of organisational commitment. The analysis unearthed perceived organisational support and reciprocity as underlying mechanisms that link the management practices with commitment. Methodologically, we found that realist evaluation can be fruitfully used to develop detailed case studies that analyse how management interventions work and in which conditions. Analysing the links between intervention, mechanism and outcome increases the explaining power, while identification of essential context elements improves the usefulness of the findings for decision-makers in other settings (external validity. We also identified a number of practical difficulties and priorities for further

  9. PATIENT SAFETY IN SURGERY: THE QUALITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF PATIENT SAFETY CHECKLISTS IN A REGIONAL HOSPITAL

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Patient safety and the avoidance of inhospital adverse events is a key focus of clinical practice and medical audit. A large of proportion of medical errors affect surgical patients in the peri-operative setting. Safety checklists have been adopted by the medical profession from the aviation industry as a cheap and reliable method of avoiding errors which arise from complex or stressful situations. Current evidence suggests that the use of periooperative checklists has led to a decrease in surgical morbidity and hospital costs. Aim. To assess the quality of implementation of a modified patient safety checklist in a UK district general hospital. Methods. An observational tool was designed to assess in real time the peri-operative performance of the surgical safety checklist in patients undergoing general surgical, urological or orthopaedic procedures. Initiation of the checklist, duration of performance and staff participation were audited in real time. Results. 338 cases were monitored. Nurses were most active in initiating the safety checklist. The checklist was performed successfully in less than a minute in most cases. 11-24% of staff (according to professional group present in the operating room did not participate in the checklist. Critical safety checks (patient identity and procedure name were performed in all cases across all specialties. Variations were noted in checking other categories, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT prophylaxis or patient warming. Conclusions. There is still a potential for improving the practice and culture of surgical patient safety activities. Staff training and designation of patient safety leadership roles is needed in increasing compliance and implementation of patient safety mechanism, such as peri-operative checklists. There is significant data to advocate the need to implement patient safety surgical checklists internationally

  10. High Power 940 nm Al-free Active Region Laser Diodes and Bars with a Broad Waveguide

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    FANG Gaozhan; XIAO Jianwei; MA Xiaoyu; XU Zuntu; ZHANG Jinming; TAN Manqing; LIU Zongshun; LIU Suping; FENG Xiaoming

    2002-01-01

    The 940 nm Al-free active region laser diodes and bars with a broad waveguide were designed and fabricated. The stuctures were grown by metal organic chemical vapour deposition. The devices show excellent performances. The maximum output power of 6.7 W in the 100 μm broad-area laser diodes has been measured, and is 2.5 times higher than that in the Al-containing active region laser diodes with a narrow waveguide and 1.7 times higher than that in Al-free active region laser diodes with a narrow waveguide. The 19% fill-factor laser diode bars emit 33 W, and they can operate at 15W with low degradation rates.

  11. Dynamic viscoelasticity of Zr-Al-Ni-Cu metallic glass in the glass transition region

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    Viscoelastic behaviour of a metallic glass Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30 has been studied by measuring the dynamic shear modulus G under forced vibration at low frequencies below 1 Hz. In measurements with increasing temperature, the shear modulus falls markedly at temperatures around the glass transition but at different rates under different vibration frequencies. The dynamic viscosity η has been evaluated using the relation η = G/(iω), where ω is the angular frequency. The curves of |η| vs temperature of different frequencies converge to a single curve in the glass transition region, and the converged curve is in fair agreement with the data reported in the literature. The dynamic glass transition point, defined as the vibration frequency and temperature at which the curves of the storage modulus G1 and the loss modulus G2 cross each other, obeys the Arrhenius law. The pre-exponential factor and the activation energy of the transition frequency are unusually large, suggesting that collective movements of atoms control the transition.

  12. Prediction of nitrate contamination trends of groundwater in Al-Butana region of Sudan

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    Abdelmonem M. Abdellah

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available It has been documented that the increase of population in a confined area increases the risk of nitrate ion (NO3- contamination where modern sewage system is absent and traditional latrine holes are spread. In this study the NO3- levels of 209 well water samples belonging to previous construction analyses (CA and a total of 121 well water samples belonging to the current study analyses (SA in Al-Butana region of Sudan were statistically analyzed and located using the geographical information system (GIS. Cross comparison among the CA and the SA data were investigated and graphed. The GIS-map indicated that the nitrate ion levels > 50 mg/l were found in the central and southern part of the study area. Nitrate ion levels in the CA revealed that only 4 boreholes (1.91% exceeded the maximum permissible limit of 50 mg/l set by SSMO, WHO and EEC standards and guidelines while none of the investigated boreholes in the SA exceeded the maximum adopted level (MAL of 50 mg/l. Depicted trend graphs revealed that NO3- increases, gradually, over time almost in all parts of the study area as a result of the wide spread of traditional latrine holes and septic tanks system. Some boreholes are expected to reach the MAL within few years. The gradual increase in NO3- indicates that NO3- contamination may constitute a real forthcoming problem and threatens groundwater quality of the aquifer(s of the study area.

  13. These regional hospitals use reports to broaden awareness. Both winners benefit from highly creative designs.

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    Botvin, Judith D

    2002-01-01

    Nebraska Health System, Omaha, Neb., takes top billing here, with an annual report that builds on the success of an extensive advertising campaign. Second place winner is Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa, using a "blueprint" theme to commemorate the completion of new construction. PMID:12467173

  14. Changing trends in nervous system diseases among hospitalized children in the Chongqing region

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    Xin Zou; Nong Xiao; Bei Xu

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changing trends of nervous system diseases among hospitalized children and the risk factors of death. METHOD: The disease was statistically classified according to the International Statistical Classification of Disease and Health Problem (ICD10). The retrospective investigation includes demographic characteristics, as well as categories and fatality rates for nervous system diseases. All data was statistically analyzed. RESULTS: The percentage of nervous system diseases among inpatients in all wards was 2.4% (2 537/ 107 250) between January 1993 and December 1999, and 3.6% (6 082/170 619) between January 2000 and December 2006. The first ten patterns of various etiologic forms of nervous system diseases were identical-epilepsies and seizures, infections of the central nervous system, autoimmune and demyelination disorders, cerebral palsy, motor unit disorders, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, hydrocephalus, extra-pyramidal disorders, congenital abnormalities of nervous system, and headache. Epilepsies and seizures took first place in both year groups, with 29.4% and 35%, respectively. Bacterial infections were responsible for the majority of cranial infections in both year groups, with 78.9% and 63.6% respectively. The death rate in the year group January 2000 to December 2006 was significantly less than in the year group January 1993 to December 1999 (X2= 27.832, P<0.01). CONCLUSION: Among all nervous system diseases, epilepsies and seizures were among the most common, with the lowest fatality rate.

  15. Tumors and tumor - like lesions of the oro - facial region at Mayo hospital, Lahore - a five year study

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    The oro-facial region including the oral cavity, the maxilla and mandible and related tissues can be the site of a multitude of neoplastic conditions. These tumours have a predilection for the entire facial region; however, odontogenic tumours tend to affect the mandible more than the maxilla. We report results from a retrospective study spanning five years on the frequency, clinical presentation, sites and character of orofacial tumors seen in the main referral hospital of Pakistan. Patients and Methods: Records of consecutive patients of all age and sex seen by the author's team at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mayo Hospital with tumours affecting the oro-facial region from January 2005 to December 2009 were retrieved, coded and entered into a database. The data were then analyzed by age, sex, presenting signs and symptoms, site of lesion, and their histology. Results: A total of 237 patients with oro-facial swellings were retrieved from the registry. The complete data set was obtained for 189 patients, comprising 108 (57.9%) males and 81 (42%) females. The most common clinical presenting features were mandibular facial swelling (63%), intra-oral swelling (55%), and ulceration (29%). The tumors were found in the mandible 67 (35%), buccal mucosa 33 (17%), floor of the mouth 22 (11%) and tongue 29 (15%). The remainder making up almost 20% was found in the palate, submandibular region, pre auricular region and lips. Ninety three (49.2%) of the patients presented with lesions that were classified as malignant of which 64 (69%) were diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). seventy (37.0%) had benign odontogenic tumors and twenty six (13.7%) had non-odontogenic tumor - like lesions. Sixty - four (69%) of malignant tumors were squamous cell carcinoma; sixty four (86.4%) of the benign odontogenic tumors were classified as ameloblastoma. The mean age at presentation of all lesions was 40.4 years with over 50% of benign lesions in patients aged

  16. A prospective 6-month study of adherence to treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases of regional hospital of the Saratov region

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    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to examine the degree of influence of the complex of factors on adherence to long —term drug therapy. Material and Methods. The survey of hospitalized patients with diseases of cardiovascular system has been performed in the therapeutic department of the district hospital of the Saratov region. The questionnaire included socio-demographic indicators, the presence of comorbidity. After 6 months follow-up calls to patients were performed. The relationship between the characteristics were analyzed using one-factor analysis. Results. 100 patients (54% of those invited to the study completed the survey. After 6 months 86 (80% patients has managed to be in contact, 44 (51 % — continue taking drugs after discharge. Continued drug therapy patients, who considered theoretically correct constant mode of therapy (p<0,01, with hypertensive crises in history (p<0,01, with higher education (p<0,01, pre-domina (p<0,01, satisfied therapy (p<0,01 that define the disease as "lifestyle" (p<0,01 receiving information about the disease from the attending physician (p<0,01 having a "friendly" relationship with the physician (p<0,01. Conclusions. 6 months after discharge, the recommendations should be followed by the half of the patients. Those patients who are aware of the importance of continuous treatment, chronically ill, not previously terminating treatment often continue therapy. The predominant model of the relationship doctor-patient is paternalistic.

  17. Molecular dynamics study on microstructure of near grain boundary distortion region in small grain size nano- NiAl alloy

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    Using the molecular dynamics simulation method, the microstructure of distortion region near curved amorphous-like grain boundary in nano-NiAl alloy is studied. The results showed that due to the internal elastic force of high energy grain boundary, distortion layer exists between grain and grain boundary. The lattice expansion and structure factor decreasing are observed in this region. Stacking fault in sample with grain size 3.8nm is clearly observed across the distortion region at the site very close to grain. The influences of different grain sizes on average distortion degree and volume fractions of distortion region, grain and grain boundary are also discussed. (author)

  18. Lung cancer risk and pollution in an industrial region of Northern Spain: a hospital-based case-control study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Asturias, an Autonomous Region in Northern Spain with a large industrial area, registers high lung cancer incidence and mortality. While this excess risk of lung cancer might be partially attributable to smoking habit and occupational exposure, the role of industrial and urban pollution also needs to be assessed. The objective was to ascertain the possible effect of air pollution, both urban and industrial, on lung cancer risk in Asturias. Methods This was a hospital-based case-control study covering 626 lung cancer patients and 626 controls recruited in Asturias and matched by ethnicity, hospital, age, and sex. Distances from the respective participants' residential locations to industrial facilities and city centers were computed. Using logistic regression, odds ratios (ORs and 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs for categories of distance to urban and industrial pollution sources were calculated, with adjustment for sex, age, hospital area, tobacco consumption, family history of cancer, and occupation. Results Whereas individuals living near industries displayed an excess risk of lung cancer (OR = 1.49; 95%CI = 0.93-2.39, which attained statistical significance for small cell carcinomas (OR = 2.23; 95%CI = 1.01-4.92, residents in urban areas showed a statistically significant increased risk for adenocarcinoma (OR = 1.92; 95%CI = 1.09-3.38. In the Gijon health area, residents in the urban area registered a statistically significant increased risk of lung cancer (OR = 2.17; 95%CI = 1.25-3.76, whereas in the Aviles health area, no differences in risk were found by area of exposure. Conclusions This study provides further evidence that air pollution is a moderate risk factor for lung cancer.

  19. Why does it take so long? ‘Lean processing’ in the aseptic compounding unit at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

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    2011-06-01

    Increasing numbers of oncology\\/haematology patients attending Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore (MRHT) has increased the workload of the Regional Oncology Haematology Pharmacy (ROHP) compounding unit. Staff restrictions require optimisation of current workflow practices. This audit (November 2010 and June 2011) focused on workflow in the aseptic compounding unit.\\r\

  20. Frecuencia de micosis en pacientes inmunosuprimidos de un hospital regional de la Ciudad de México

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Aislar e identificar hongos en diferentes especímenes de pacientes inmunocomprometidos, atendidos en un hospital de la Ciudad de México, y determinar su asociación con micosis. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio de tipo observacional transversal en pacientes del Hospital Regional General Ignacio Zaragoza, de junio de 1999 a mayo de 2000. De 108 pacientes se procesaron 268 especímenes para estudio micológico que incluyó examen directo, frotis, cultivos y microcultivos en medios específicos además de pruebas bioquímicas. La mayoría de pacientes tenía diagnóstico clínico de tuberculosis pulmonar y de síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida. RESULTADOS: Se obtuvieron 183 aislamientos de levaduras y 66 de hongos filamentosos. Se diagnosticaron 45 micosis que en su mayoría correspondieron a candidosis pulmonar (32 casos. Las especies de Candida más frecuentes asociadas a patología fueron Candida albicans y C parapsilosis. Se obtuvieron cinco aislamientos de Cryptococcus neoformans variedad neoformans, uno de C albidus, tres de Histoplasma capsulatum y uno de Geotrichum candidum, asociados a infección micótica. CONCLUSIONES: El 41.6% de los pacientes estudiados presentaron una micosis asociada principalmente a síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida y a tuberculosis pulmonar.

  1. Regional and temporal variations in coding of hospital diagnoses referring to upper gastrointestinal and oesophageal bleeding in Germany

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    Garbe Edeltraut

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Health insurance claims data are increasingly used for health services research in Germany. Hospital diagnoses in these data are coded according to the International Classification of Diseases, German modification (ICD-10-GM. Due to the historical division into West and East Germany, different coding practices might persist in both former parts. Additionally, the introduction of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs in Germany in 2003/2004 might have changed the coding. The aim of this study was to investigate regional and temporal variations in coding of hospitalisation diagnoses in Germany. Methods We analysed hospitalisation diagnoses for oesophageal bleeding (OB and upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB from the official German Hospital Statistics provided by the Federal Statistical Office. Bleeding diagnoses were classified as "specific" (origin of bleeding provided or "unspecific" (origin of bleeding not provided coding. We studied regional (former East versus West Germany differences in incidence of hospitalisations with specific or unspecific coding for OB and UGIB and temporal variations between 2000 and 2005. For each year, incidence ratios of hospitalisations for former East versus West Germany were estimated with log-linear regression models adjusting for age, gender and population density. Results Significant differences in specific and unspecific coding between East and West Germany and over time were found for both, OB and UGIB hospitalisation diagnoses, respectively. For example in 2002, incidence ratios of hospitalisations for East versus West Germany were 1.24 (95% CI 1.16-1.32 for specific and 0.67 (95% CI 0.60-0.74 for unspecific OB diagnoses and 1.43 (95% CI 1.36-1.51 for specific and 0.83 (95% CI 0.80-0.87 for unspecific UGIB. Regional differences nearly disappeared and time trends were less marked when using combined specific and unspecific diagnoses of OB or UGIB, respectively. Conclusions During the study

  2. Characteristics of pregnant Women admitted with 2009 H1N1 Influenza in a referral maternity hospital at Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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    Inass Taha

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: To date there has been no study done in Saudi Arabia to identify the risk factors for poor outcome of H1N1 infection in pregnancy. Objectives: we aimed to evaluate the epidemiological data, clinical course, treatment modalities, and maternal and fetal outcomes of 33 pregnant women diagnosed with H1N1 Influenza A in a referral maternity and children hospital at Al- Madinah Saudi Arabia on the period from June 2009 till February 2010.Methods: This retrospective cohort study reported 33 pregnant women (9.1% primigravida aged 27.7±5.6 years who were laboratory-confirmed cases diagnosed with H1N1 Influenza A in a referral maternity and children hospital at Al- Madinah Saudi Arabia on the period from June 2009 till February 2010. Their mean gestation age was 23.5±10.9 weeks with history of bronchial asthma in 45.5%.Results: The mean duration between symptoms’ onset and hospital presentation was 5.0±2.2 days with late presentation in 10 cases (30,3%. Large number of cases presented with fever more than 39 (24 (72.7%, sore-throat (24 (72.7% and cough (29 (87.9% while 19 patients presented with dyspnea (57.6%. Pregnant patients with H1N1 received Tamiflu (oseltamivir from 2 to 7 days with a mean of 4.7±1.3 days. They stayed at hospital for variable periods from 2 to 28 days with a mean of 7.9±6.6 days (Table 4. Most patients (31(93.9% received antibiotics. Maternal poor outcome included hypoxia in 6 patients (18.2%, ICU admission for 2-3 days with mechanical ventilation in 4(12.1%. The main fetal poor outcome was intrauterine fetal death in 2 (6.1% babies .Conclusion:The main presentation of H1N1 among pregnant women was typical influenza-like illness. Considerable percentage of patients presented late (30.3%. The duration of hospital admission is variable up to 28 days. Bronchial asthma was prevalent (45.5% among pregnant women with H1N1 infection. The main poor outcomes were maternal respiratory failure (18.2% and intrauterine fetal

  3. Impact of ALSO training on the management of prolonged labor and neonatal care at Kagera Regional Hospital, Tanzania

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    Sorensen, Bjarke Lund; Rasch, Vibeke; Massawe, Siriel;

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the management of prolonged labor and neonatal care before and after Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training. METHODS: Staff involved in childbirth at Kagera Regional Hospital, Tanzania, attended a 2-day ALSO provider course. In this prospective intervention study...... conducted between July and November 2008, the management and outcomes of 558 deliveries before and 550 after the training were observed. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the rate of cesarean deliveries owing to prolonged labor, and vacuum delivery was not practiced after the intervention...... 5.6% to 71.5% (RR 12.71; 95% CI, 9.04-17.88). There was a significant decrease from 6 to 0 neonatal deaths before discharge among those born with an Apgar score after 1minute of 4 or more (P=0.03). CONCLUSION: ALSO training had no effect on the management of prolonged labor. Early contact between...

  4. Methodological issues on the use of administrative data in healthcare research: the case of heart failure hospitalizations in Lombardy region, 2000 to 2012

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    Mazzali, Cristina; Paganoni, Anna Maria; Ieva, Francesca; Masella, Cristina; Maistrello, Mauro; Agostoni, Ornella; Scalvini, Simonetta; Frigerio, Maria; ,

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    Background Administrative data are increasingly used in healthcare research. However, in order to avoid biases, their use requires careful study planning. This paper describes the methodological principles and criteria used in a study on epidemiology, outcomes and process of care of patients hospitalized for heart failure (HF) in the largest Italian Region, from 2000 to 2012. Methods Data were extracted from the administrative data warehouse of the healthcare system of Lombardy, Italy. Hospit...

  5. Seroprevalence of HDV among non-hospitalized HBsAg positive patients from KPK-region of Pakistan

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    Ismail Jalil; Muhammad Arshad; Zara Rafaque; Fazle Raziq; Robina Wazir; Sajid Malik; Javid Iqbal Dasti

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To study the seroprevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infections in patients visiting outpatient department of a major tertiary care hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. Methods: Blood samples were collected from non-hospitalized patients. Serological analysis was done by ELISA and viral DNA was amplified by PCR. The amplified DNA was analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. Results: Altogether, 946 blood samples were screened, overall percentage of HBsAg-positive patients remained 22.41%(prevalence:224.10/1 000;CI:0.197 5 ± 0.250 7) with the highest incidence rates among relatively younger age groups (20–29 years). The prevalence of HBV–HDV co-infection was found to be 46.75/1 000;CI:0.031 8 ± 0.061 7. In HBsAg-positive patients, anti-HBc-total was detected in 86.79%while 25.00% were positive for anti-HBc-immunoglobulin M. Similarly, among these patients, HBV DNA was detected in 64.13% and 10.85% were co-infected with HDV. Different symptoms were associated with the prevailing infection, including malaise (62%), anorexia (66%) and fa-tigue (73%). The most commonly associated symptom was abdominal discomfort. Among these patients, certain risk factors, including surgery, visit to dentist and intravenus infusions were frequently associated with the infection (c2=95.23;df=11;P<0.000 1). Conclusions: Overall, this study confirmed higher prevalence of active HBV/HDV infection, among young patients from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region having no prior history of viral hepatitis.

  6. Asthma care: Structural foundations at primary health care at Al-Qassim region, Saudi Arabia

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Proper structural foundations for asthma care at primary health care centers [PHCCs], are of essential importance, regarding its management. OBJECTIVE: To assess the adherence of PHCCs to the recommended structural foundation for asthma care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 35 PHCCs were selected in a cluster random fashion. A questionnaire for structural standards was designed, based on the Saudi national protocol for the management of asthma (SNPMA. A physician and a nurse, each from PHCC, were trained for data collection. Structural facilities deficiency was arbitrarily classified into: least deficient (>75%, moderate to severe deficient (25-75% and most deficient (< 25%. RESULTS: The total population registered, was 131190 [urban: 85701 (65.4%, rural: 45489 (34.6%]. Total registered asthmatics was 4093 [urban: 2585 (63.1%, rural: 1508 (36.9%]. The asthma prevalence rate did not differ significantly between urban (3% and rural (3.3% areas . Structural facilities distribution for asthma care, did not significantly vary among urban and rural PHCCs and none of them fulfilled 100% of the desired standards. The least deficient, were the availability of asthma register and salbutamol, in its various forms. The moderately to severely deficient were the SNPMA, peak flow meter (PFM, nebulizer system, Theophylline and systemic corticosteroid. However, they were most deficient in trained doctors and nurses, record charts for Peak flow meter, spacer, educational material and inhalers of corticosteroid or cromoglycate. CONCLUSION: Proper structural foundations for asthma care at PHCCs, at AL-Qassim region, were below the desired national standards. They were most deficient in trained doctors and nurses, record charts for PFM, spacers, educational material and anti-inflammatory inhalers. Future health directorate strategies have to provide such beneficial interventions for proper asthma care.

  7. High power, high brightness Al-free active region tapered lasers at 915 nm

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    Hassiaoui, I.; Michel, N.; Lecomte, M.; Parillaud, O.; Calligaro, M.; Krakowski, M.

    2006-04-01

    To achieve high power and high brightness, we have developed tapered diode lasers based on an Al-free active region at 915 nm. The material structure was grown by MOCVD (Metallorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition). It shows very low internal losses of only 0.5 cm -1, a very low transparency current density of 86 A/cm2, an excellent internal quantum efficiency of 86%, and a high characteristic temperature T 0 of 171 K. Based on these good results, at first, we have realised index-guided tapered lasers (IG1) with a narrow output width and a narrow taper angle, which deliver 1 W CW, together with an M2 beam quality parameter of 2.9 at 1/e2, and a narrow divergence angle in the slow axis of 5.1° FWHM and 7.5° at 1/e2. We have also fabricated new index-guided tapered lasers with a Clarinet shape, which were recently proposed to achieve high brightness together with a very narrow divergence angle. The Clarinet lasers deliver 0.6W CW, together with an excellent M2 beam quality factor of 1.2 at 1/e2, and a very narrow divergence angle in the slow axis of only 2.5° FWHM, and 3.9° at 1/e2, which is stable with current. These very narrow divergences are very advantageous for the collective coupling of tapered bars into optical fibers. In this work we have also investigated the influence of taper length on the output power and beam quality.

  8. Nutritional assessment of adult patients admitted to a hospital of the Amazon region Evaluación nutricional de pacientes adultos ingresados en un hospital de la región amazónica

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    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Changes in nutritional status are important in clinical practice because they relate to an increase in morbidity and mortality. Studies about nutritional problems in hospitalized adults have been reported since the 1970s. The prevalence of malnutrition has varied from 10 to 70%, depending on the diagnostic criteria used. The hospital studied and the duration of admission. Aim: To assess, in the first day of hospital stay, the nutritional status of adults admitted to undergo elective surgery in a public hospital of the State of Acre, Amazon Region, Brazil. Study design: Sectional study from April 7 to May 22, 2002. Patients and methods: 155 consecutive nutritional evaluations were performed using several parameters - global subjective assessment (GSA, anthropometric measurement and some laboratory tests. For the diagnosis of malnutrition the Index Suggestive of Malnutrition (ISM, as proposed by Waitzberg, was adopted. In the evaluation of obesity the BMI (Body Mass Index, with cutoffs suggested by WHO was used. Results: 75.2% were women. Average age was 34.4 ± 10.1 years. Mulatto (63.1% was the prevailing racial group. Gynecological (43.6% was the most frequent surgery. ISM disclosed a 12.1% prevalence of malnutrition. BMI classified 2.0% of the patients as grade I overweight and 15.4% as being obese. Among 76 patients classified as normal by BMI, 15 (19.7% were considered malnourished by ISM criteria. Concordance between ISM and BMI was weak (k = 0.07. GSA classified 100% of the cases as well nourished. Conclusion: Lack of a golden standard to make the diagnosis of changes in nutritional status has been one of the determinants of the wide variations observed in the pertinent literature and it has hindred valid comparisons. The present study suggests that BMI should be used as an indicator of proportion and not of nutritional status. GSA underestimates the diagnosis of malnutrition. This paper concludes that establishing uniform standards for

  9. Estado nutricional al ingreso de los pacientes internados con VIH Nutritional status of hospitalized HIV patients at admission

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    Soledad Freijo; Analía Mengoni

    2010-01-01

    Introducción: La mayoría de los pacientes con diagnóstico de VIH/SIDA se internan con complicaciones propias de la enfermedad que repercuten en su estado nutricional. Objetivo: Describir el comportamiento de los componentes del perfil nutricional de los pacientes con diagnóstico de VIH/SIDA que se internan en el Hospital General de Agudos Juan A. Fernández (Argentina). Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, y prospectivo. Se analizaron los datos correspondientes a pacientes c...

  10. Frecuencia de micosis en pacientes inmunosuprimidos de un hospital regional de la Ciudad de México Frequency of mycoses in immunosuppressed patients in a regional hospital in Mexico City

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    Francisca Hernández-Hernández

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Aislar e identificar hongos en diferentes especímenes de pacientes inmunocomprometidos, atendidos en un hospital de la Ciudad de México, y determinar su asociación con micosis. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio de tipo observacional transversal en pacientes del Hospital Regional General Ignacio Zaragoza, de junio de 1999 a mayo de 2000. De 108 pacientes se procesaron 268 especímenes para estudio micológico que incluyó examen directo, frotis, cultivos y microcultivos en medios específicos además de pruebas bioquímicas. La mayoría de pacientes tenía diagnóstico clínico de tuberculosis pulmonar y de síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida. RESULTADOS: Se obtuvieron 183 aislamientos de levaduras y 66 de hongos filamentosos. Se diagnosticaron 45 micosis que en su mayoría correspondieron a candidosis pulmonar (32 casos. Las especies de Candida más frecuentes asociadas a patología fueron Candida albicans y C parapsilosis. Se obtuvieron cinco aislamientos de Cryptococcus neoformans variedad neoformans, uno de C albidus, tres de Histoplasma capsulatum y uno de Geotrichum candidum, asociados a infección micótica. CONCLUSIONES: El 41.6% de los pacientes estudiados presentaron una micosis asociada principalmente a síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida y a tuberculosis pulmonar.OBJECTIVE: To isolate and identify the fungi in specimens collected from immunocompromised patients seen in Mexico City hospital, and to assess their association with mycosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 268 specimens from 108 patients were processed for mycological study, including direct examination, smears, cultures, and microcultures in specific media, in addition to biochemical tests. Most of the patients had been diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS. RESULTS: One hundred and eighty-three yeasts and 66 mycelial fungi were isolated. Forty-five mycoses were diagnosed; the most frequent

  11. Patients dose management system in dental radiology in some selected hospital in the Greater Accra region

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    Patients dose management systems in six dental facilities in the Greater Accra Region were assessed. The assessment of the facilities included; quality assurance, quality control of parameters that affect image quality and dose, film reject analysis and patients dose assessement. There was no clear policy on quality management which define the limits of acceptabilty of quality control of parameters that affect image quality and patients dose. The film reject analysis revealed that positioning error is a major contributor to fim reject accounting for an average of 66%. Therefore continuous training is required for radiographers to commit to quality culture defined by management in its policy document. Facilities using faster film type used technique factors that exposed patients to higher doses due to longer exposure time. The entrance surface doses for all the facilties were lower than the International Atomic Energy Agency reference value of 7 mGy. There is the need for management to establish a planned and a comprehensive patient dose management system that will optimise parameters that influence patient doses without compromising image quality. (author)

  12. Experiência de farmacovigilância no Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná Pharmacovigilance at Regional University Hospital in Maringá, PR

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho relata a experiência da investigação dos casos suspeitos de reações adversas registrados no Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná. Descreve-se o procedimento para a coleta dos dados e a estratégia das visitas domiciliares utilizadas tanto para o esclarecimento do diagnóstico, como para que as medidas de orientação do uso e armazenamento correto de medicamentos sejam fornecidas a estas pessoas e aos seus familiares. No período de 1996 a 2000, foram registrados 316 casos suspeitos de reações adversas, dos quais foi possível realizar visita domiciliar em 105. A aplicação do algoritmo de Naranjo permitiu classificar os casos suspeitos em casos provados (4,8%, prováveis (56,7%, possíveis (34,6% e duvidosos (3,9%. Verificou-se também que a maioria das notificações são provenientes de busca ativa nos prontuários e que as notificações voluntárias ainda são mínimas. Portanto, estratégias visando ao aumento das notificações voluntárias por parte dos profissionais de saúde, independentemente da gravidade dos casos suspeitos ou das reações serem conhecidas ou não, deverão ser elaboradasThis work describes the investigative experience of suspected cases of adverse drug reactions reported at Regional University Hospital of Maringá. Data collection and home visit procedures are described as both - a way to clarify the diagnosis; a way to provide these people and their family information about using and storage of medication. From 1996 to 2000, 316 cases of suspicious adverse drug reactions were registered. From the total, in only 105 cases the home visit was carried out. The application of the Algorithm of Naranjo allowed classifying the suspicious cases in evident cases (4,8%, probable (56,7%, possible (34,6% and doubtful (3,9%. It was also verified that most of the notifications originate from active search in medical files and that the spontaneous reporting are still few. Therefore

  13. LBA Regional Land Cover from AVHRR, 8-km, 1984 (DeFries et al.)

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set is a subset of an 8-km global land cover product (DeFries et al. 1998). This subset was created for the study area of the Large Scale...

  14. LBA Regional Land Cover from AVHRR, 1-km, 1992-1993 (Hansen et al.)

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This data set is a subset of Hansen et al. (1999), "1 km Global Land Cover Data Set Derived from AVHRR," which was developed at the Laboratory for Global Remote...

  15. ELEMENTE DE INTERDISCIPLINARITATE ÎN STUDIUL REGIONAL AL ŢĂRII VRANCEI

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    Full Text Available Elements of interdisciplinarity in the regional study of the Vrancea Land. Pointing out specific elements of a land type region in Romania within a study of regional geography is a vast work. These regions being so complex, both regarding the component elements, as well as the processes and phenomena that are to be found at regional level, studying them means using interdisciplinary methods, or methods that are specific to other fields of research. This work has as purpose highlighting the connections that the regional geography has with other sciences and the way it can be influenced by those.

  16. Antireflective bilayer coatings based on Al2O3 film for UV region

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    Bilayer antireflective coatings consisting of aluminium oxide Al2O3/MgF2 and Al2O3/SiO2 are presented in this paper. Oxide films were deposited by means of e-gun evaporation in vacuum of 5 × 10-3 Pa in the presence of oxygen, and magnesium fluoride was prepared by thermal evaporation on heated optical lenses made from quartz glass (Corning HPFS). Substrate temperature was maintained at 250 _C during the deposition. Thickness and deposition rate were controlled with a thickness measuring syste...

  17. The Challenges and Opportunities of Social Media in the Hospitality Industry. A Study of the North East Region of Romania

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    and YouTube are apparently not that popular. Social Media accounts are not used at their full capacity and from the total number identified on each segment, not all have a direct reference from their own site, for in case of Facebook 31 out of 48, Twitter 7 out of 10 and YouTube 7 out of 10. The most important limitation is considered to be the consistency of the sample we used. We only investigated the hotels (rated 3 to 5 stars from the North-East region of Romania. A sample including all the hotels from Romania would have given a more realistic view of the use of Social Media in the hospitality industry. Another possible study limitation can be that the Social Media accounts may have been missed as it did not feature in the first three pages search results. The worst part is that the same mistake would be made by the potential customers searching for that hotel that is why we considered this error an acceptable one. As we made only a qualitative research, the results must be validated in a future research. The results of this research can be used by hotel managers and also by those who manage Internet websites. Business people who intend to enter on hospitality market might also be interested in this information. For the North-East region of Romania, during our documentation stage for this article, there was no study identified, similar to the one we realized. Also Romania, as a country where tourism industry it is in early stages of development, needs to benefit from this kind of research, for creating new strategies and implement best practices in the field.

  18. Costs and Benefits Associated with the MRSA Search and Destroy Policy in a Hospital in the Region Kennemerland, The Netherlands.

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to analyze the costs and benefits of the MRSA Search and Destroy (S&D policy between 2008 and 2013 in the Kennemer Gasthuis, a 400 bed teaching hospital in the region Kennemerland, the Netherlands.A patient registration database was used to retrospectively calculate costs, including screening, isolation, follow-up, contact tracing, cleaning, treatment, deployment of extra healthcare workers, salary for an infection control practitioner (ICP and service of isolation rooms. The estimated benefits (costs and lives when no MRSA S&D was applied were based on a varying MRSA prevalence rate (up to 50%.When no MRSA S&D policy was applied, the additional costs and deaths due to MRSA bacteraemia were estimated to be € 1,388,907 and 33 respectively (at a MRSA prevalence rate of 50%. Currently, the total costs were estimated to be € 290,672 (€ 48,445 annually and a MRSA prevalence rate of 17.3% was considered as break-even point. Between 2008 and 2013, a total of 576 high risk patients were screened for MRSA carriage, of whom 19 (3.3% were found to be MRSA positive. Forty-nine patients (72.1% were found unexpectedly.Application of the MRSA S&D policy saves lives and money, although the high rate of unexpected MRSA cases is alarming.

  19. The evaluation of the patients who admitted to a regional hospital emergency service with suspect of rabies

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    Full Text Available Objectives: Rabies is one of the highest mortality ratesinfectious disease. The aim was the evaluation of the patientswho admitted to The Batman Regional State HospitalEmergency Service with suspect of rabies in the datesbetween June 2011 and November 2011.Materials and methods: Totally, 166 cases who admittedto our center was recorded according to the followingdata: place of residence (rural/urban, contact type andwound information, time after the contact, whether vaccineor immunoglobulin is applied or not and also the species,breed and being owned of suspected animal.Results: Our study population consisted of a total of 166cases including 38 women (23%, 128 men (77% withthe mean age of 22.01 ± 17.90 years. Of all subjects, 105(63% lived in urban and 61 (37% lived in rural areas.Eighty-five percent of suspicious animals (51% had anowner, while 81 animals were unattended.Conclusions: Our results showed that all admitted patientswere vaccinated and the ones contacted with petsor had a surface wound were vaccinated with 3 doses.Moreover, since the 49% of our cases were contactedwith animals which cannot be follow-up, our study obviouslyreveals that in our country deficiencies in the controlof waifs still is a public health problem and increases thecost of vaccination. J Clin Exp Invest 2012; 3 (3: 383-386Key words: Rabies, suspected bite, rabies prophylaxis

  20. Hospitalizaciones asociadas al diagnóstico de fibrilación auricular en Chile: Tendencia creciente en la última década Hospitalization for atrial fibrillation in chile: a growing tendency in the last decade

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Publicaciones internacionales señalan que las hospitalizaciones por fibrilación auricular (FA están aumentando, lo que tiene importantes implicaciones para la salud pública y el cardiólogo. En Chile no se dispone de mayor información sobre el problema. Objetivo: Estudiar las hospitalizaciones asociadas al diagnóstico de FA en Chile. Métodos: Los egresos hospitalarios con el diagnóstico de FA fueron obtenidos del Ministerio de Salud (código 1^48 FA de la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades. Hubo datos disponibles solo para los años 2002 al 2007; se analizó género, grupos etarios y regiones del país. Las tasas (T de egresos hospitalarios con este diagnóstico por 10.000 habitantes (H fueron calculadas en base a la población proyectada del último censo nacional para los años señalados. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizó el test de proporsiones de Z. Resultados: La T total de egreso hospitalario asociada al diagnóstico de FA el año 2002 fue de 2,2/10.000 H la que aumentó gradualmente hasta una T de 2,8/10.000 H el año 2007 (P80 años las T fueron de 32,4 y 43,7/10.000 H respectivamente (P 65 años, y en las regiones del sur del país. Se requiere profundizar en las causas de este aumento.Background: Hospitalization for atrial fibrillation (AF is reported to be increasing worldwide, becoming a cardiovascular health problem. Scarce data on this subject is available in Chile. Aim: To describe hospitalizations related to AF in Chile. Method: The discharge diagnosis of AF (ICD I48was obtained form the Ministry of Health reports. Only data from 2002 through 2007 was available. Gender, age and location (regions were analyzed. A projection derived form the last population census was used to estimate rates per 10.000 people discharged with a diagnosis of AF Results: The rate of discharges with a diagnosis of AF increased from 2.2 per 10.000 in 2002 to 2.8 per 10.000 in 2007. Male and female rates were 2

  1. Vigilancia epidemiológica para el infarto agudo al miocardio, experiencia obtenida en el Hospital Calderón Guardia

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    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivo: Debido a que el infarto agudo al miocardio representa una de las principales causas de muerte en nuestro país, la autoridades de salud decidieron, en 2003, incluirlo como una enfermedad sujeta a vigilancia epidemiológica. El presente trabajo tiene como propósito dar a conocer la información más sobresaliente del sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica para el IAM, implementado en el servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia. Metodología: Se realizó un análisis descriptivo de la información recolectada desde el 1 de octubre de 2003, al 30 de septiembre de 2004. Las variables cualitativas se analizaron mediante frecuencias y proporciones. Las variables cuantitativas se expresaron por medio de medidas de tendencia central y dispersión. Las diferencias entre promedios y proporciones se compararon mediante la prueba de t Student. La significancia estadística fue fijada en p < 0.05. Se utilizó el programa Epilnfo 2002 para el procesamiento de los datos. Resultados: El promedio de edad fue de 64,6 años (DE + 12,2 años. El 66,1 % (n=84 de los pacientes eran hombres. El porcentaje de paciente con dislipidemias fue significativamente mayor en las mujeres que en los hombres (p=0,007. El mismo resultado se obtuvo con la hipertensión arterial (p=0,007. Por el contrario, el porcentaje de pacientes que fumaban fue significativamente mayor en los hombres que en las mujeres (p < 0,0001. El 71,7% (n=91 de los pacientes fueron clasificados como Killip-Kimball I. El 18,4% (n=23 presentaron complicaciones durante su estancia hospitalaria. La mortalidad en el servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia fue del 6,3% (n=8. Conclusión: El sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica para el infarto agudo al miocardio propuesto en este trabajo, se presenta como una herramienta útil para orientar las estrategias necesarias que contribuyan a mejorar el conocimiento que se tiene del paciente que padece de

  2. High temperature and risk of hospitalizations, and effect modifying potential of socio-economic conditions: A multi-province study in the tropical Mekong Delta Region.

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    Phung, Dung; Guo, Yuming; Nguyen, Huong T L; Rutherford, Shannon; Baum, Scott; Chu, Cordia

    2016-01-01

    The Mekong Delta Region (MDR) in Vietnam is highly vulnerable to extreme weather related to climate change. However there have been hardly any studies on temperature-hospitalization relationships. The objectives of this study were to examine temperature-hospitalization relationship and to evaluate the effects of socio-economic factors on the risk of hospitalizations due to high temperature in the MDR. The Generalized Linear and Distributed Lag Models were used to examine hospitalizations for extreme temperature for each of the 13 provinces in the MDR. A random-effects meta-analysis was used to estimate the pooled risk for all causes, and for infectious, cardiovascular, and respiratory diseases sorted by sex and age groups. Random-effects meta-regression was used to evaluate the effect of socio-economic factors on the temperature-hospitalization association. For 1°C increase in average temperature, the risk of hospital admissions increased by 1.3% (95% CI, 0.9-1.8) for all causes, 2.2% (95% CI, 1.4-3.1) for infectious diseases, and 1.1% (95% CI, 0.5-1.7) for respiratory diseases. However the result was inconsistent for cardiovascular diseases. Meta-regression showed population density, poverty rate, and illiteracy rate increased the risk of hospitalization due to high temperature, while higher household income, houses using safe water, and houses using hygienic toilets reduced this risk. In the MDR, high temperatures have a significant impact on hospitalizations for infectious and respiratory diseases. Our findings have important implications for better understanding the future impacts of climate change on residents of the MDR. Adaptation programs that consider the risk and protective factors should be developed to protect residents from extreme temperature conditions. PMID:27060418

  3. Neuroinflammation modulates distinct regional and temporal clinical responses in ALS mice

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    Beers, David R.; Zhao, Weihua; Liao, Bing; Kano, Osamu; Wang, Jinghong; Huang, Ailing; Appel, Stanley H.; Henkel, Jenny S

    2010-01-01

    An inflammatory response is a pathological hallmark of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a relentless and devastating degenerative disease of motoneurons. This response is not simply a late consequence of motoneuron degeneration, but actively contributes to the balance between neuroprotection and neurotoxicity; initially infiltrating lymphocytes and microglia slow disease progression, while later, they contribute to the acceleration of disease. Since motor weakness begins in the hindlimbs ...

  4. Natural radioactivity in some drinking water sources of coastal, northern, eastern and AlJazera regions in Syria

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    Naturally occurring radionuclides in drinking water sources of coastal, northern, eastern and AlJazera regions in Syria have been determined. Samples were collected during the year of 2000 at two periods from the main water sources, from which water being transported for drinking or from houses. Results have shown that most concentrations of the measured naturally occurring radionuclides (222Rn, 222Ra, 210Po, 234U, 238U) were within the natural levels and below the higher permissible limits of International Organizations. In addition, variations in concentrations from region to another have been observed; these variations may be due to differences in geological formations and water sources (well, spring, surface water). Moreover, the obtained data in this study and other published data for other regions can be used for establishing the radiation map for natural radioactivity in drinking water in Syria. (author)

  5. Operational improvement of AlGaN/GaN HEMT on SiC substrate with the amended depletion region

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    Ghaffari, Majid; Orouji, Ali A.

    2015-11-01

    In this paper, a high performance AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) on SiC substrates is presented to improve the electrical operation with the amended depletion region using a multiple recessed gate (MRG-HEMT). The basic idea is to change the gate depletion region and a better distribution of the electric field in the channel and improve the device breakdown voltage. The proposed gate consists of lower and upper gate to control the channel thickness. Also, the charge of the depletion region will change due to the optimized gate. In addition, a metal between the gate and drain including the horizontal and vertical parts is used to better control the thickness of the channel. The breakdown voltage, maximum output power density, cut-off frequency, maximum oscillation frequency, minimum noise figure, maximum available gain (MAG), and maximum stable gain (MSG) are some parameters for designers which are considered and are improved in this paper.

  6. Vigilancia epidemiológica para el infarto agudo al miocardio, experiencia obtenida en el Hospital Calderón Guardia

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    Manrique leal-Mateos

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Justificación y objetivo: Debido a que el infarto agudo al miocardio representa una de las principales causas de muerte en nuestro país, la autoridades de salud decidieron, en 2003, incluirlo como una enfermedad sujeta a vigilancia epidemiológica. El presente trabajo tiene como propósito dar a conocer la información más sobresaliente del sistema de vigilancia epidemiológica para el IAM, implementado en el servicio de Medicina Interna del Hospital Calderón Guardia. Metodología: Se realizó un análisis descriptivo de la información recolectada desde el 1 de octubre de 2003, al 30 de septiembre de 2004. Las variables cualitativas se analizaron mediante frecuencias y proporciones. Las variables cuantitativas se expresaron por medio de medidas de tendencia central y dispersión. Las diferencias entre promedios y proporciones se compararon mediante la prueba de t Student. La significancia estadística fue fijada en p Rationale and Objective: Since acute myocardial infarction represents one of the main causes of death in our country, the health authorities decided in the year 2003 to include it as an illness subject to epidemiological surveillance. The present paper has as its purpose to give the most salient information of the epidemiological surveillance system for myocardial infarction implemented in the Internal Medicine service of the Calderón Guardia hospital. Methods: We did a descriptive analysis of the information collected since October First, 2003 and until September the 30th., 2004. Qualitative variables were analyzed with frequencies and proportions. The quantitative variables were expressed by means of measures of central tendency as well as measures of dispersion. The differences between averages and proportions were compared with the Student's t test. Statistical significance was fixed at less or equal to 0.05. We used the Epi Info program for data processing. Results: The age average was 64.6 years (S.D. + 12.2 years. 66

  7. IDENTIFICATION OF MICROORGANISMS CARRIED BY VECTOR MECHANICS IN HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT IN A CITY OF THE NORTHWEST REGION OF THE STATE OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL

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    Cristina Jacobs

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    Full Text Available Backgound and Objectives: Arthropods are considered the most important vectors hospital, it has the ability to carry pathogenic microorganisms related to hospital infections. AIM: To identify microorganisms carried by ants in a hospital in Santo Angelo-RS. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study through a collection of 250 ants in hospitals from April to June 2013 collection was proposed by Tanaka et al (2007. They were collected aseptically with sterile clamps and conditioned in sterile test tubes. Each tube contained 5 ants, which corresponded to 50 samples analyzed. Within the tube were placed 5 mL of BHI broth, incubated at 37°C 24h. After each tube was subjected to depletion by seeding with calibrated loop (10uL in Mac Conckey media agar and sheep blood agar 5%; The plates were incubated at 37 °C for 24 to 48 hours. The isolated microorganisms were identified according to microbiological methods.1 Results: Nine hospitals unit were observed, and four were found the presences of ants: Unit Pre/Post Surgical (SUS, maternity, Pre/Post surgical (Covenants and administration unit. Among the wards studied, there was a greater presence of ants in the wing of the Pre-Post Surgical Unit (SUS. Four types of pathogens were isolated: Staphylococcus coagulase negative (SCN, Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii and Candida albicans, the most frequent SCN (46.2%. Conclusion: This study confirmed the potential of ants as vectors of pathogenic microorganisms in a hospital in Santo Angelo, Brazil. KEYWORDS: Arthropod Vectors. Cross Infection. Ants

  8. Manejo hospitalario del paciente pediátrico con quemaduras de segundo y tercer grados, en un hospital regional

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    Ivonne Cubillo-López

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: las quemaduras en la población pediátrica son el segundo trauma más frecuente; la atención debe guiarse por evidencia científica que promueva un manejo adecuado. El objetivo del estudio fue determinar el manejo hospitalario de las quemaduras de 2º y 3º grados, en pacientes pediátricos. Métodos: revisión de expedientes clínicos de pacientes con diagnóstico de quemadura de 2º y 3º grados, durante el periodo 2010 - 2012, en el Servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica, Hospital Dr. Enrique Baltodano Briceño, con una población de 50 pacientes que cumplió los criterios de inclusión. Resultados: un 52% de los casos diagnosticados corresponde al sexo femenino, con una distribución de edades entre 0 y 5 años, en el 72%. Existe desuso de la hoja de paciente quemado en el 60% de los expedientes clínicos. Para estimar la profundidad se emplea la clasificación de Fortunato Benaim y la de Cover Smith. Se usó líquidos endovenosos en el 78% de la población, aunque solo 5 casos cumplieron los criterios de fluidoterapia; la fórmula de Parkland es la más utilizada. En el 76% de los casos se empleó antibioticoterapia durante la hospitalización, pero solo para el 44,7% se registró la razón de su uso. La evolución de las quemaduras fue satisfactoria en el 90%. La media de reepitelización clínica con obtención del 95% es de 5,1 días, y el promedio de estancia hospitalaria es de 7,76 días, para la población del estudio. Conclusión: se estima debilidades en torno a fluidoterapia, empleo de hoja de quemados oficial pediátrica, antibioticoterapia y diagnóstico de profundidad, según recomendaciones vigentes.

  9. Drug dependence and psychotic symptoms: a retrospective study of adolescents who abuse drugs at Al-Amal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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    Osama Alibrahim

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Drug abuse is reported to be on the increase among young persons using illicit substances but little is known about the frequency with which they occur, the symptoms on presentation to health institutions, and the different substances abused. To establish this, we reviewed patient data collected at Al-Amal Hospital in Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on young persons who are refered to the hospital for problems related to drug abuse. Data on 69 adolescent drug users were reviewed and analyzed using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview - Substance Abuse Model (CIDI-SAM to assess dependence on substances including amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, and opioids. Furthermore, we assessed the adolescents’ data on history of delusions and hallucinations in the context of use of, or withdrawal from, these specific substances. Our analysis shows that 10 to 79.6% of users of amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, and opiates met DSM-III-R dependence criteria for each specific substance. The prevalence of psychotic symptoms associated with each specific substance ranged from users with no diagnosis to users with severe dependence as follows: amphetamines (3-100%, cannabis (7- 60.0%, cocaine (5-70.7%, and opiates (4- 88%. The risk of psychotic symptoms increased for respondents who abused (OR=7.2 or had mild (OR=8.1, moderate (OR=20.0, or severe dependence (OR=14.0 on cocaine when compared to those who were users with no diagnosis. A similar pattern was evident in cannabis, opiate, and amphetamine users. In conclusion, most adolescent drug users in Saudi Arabia who are dependent on illicit substances experience psychotic symptoms in the context of use of, or withdrawal from, these substances. Psychotic symptoms increased with the severity of the disorders associated with use of all four substances. These findings underscore the importance of developing services to target this population; a population at risk of developing psychotic symptoms.

  10. Prevalencia de desnutrición del adulto mayor al ingreso hospitalario Prevalence of hyponutrition in the elderly at admission to the hospital

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    J. G. Gutiérrez Reyes

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los cambios demográficos en México están aumentando la proporción de adultos mayores de 60 años en riesgo de inseguridad alimentaria. La desnutrición en este grupo de edad es frecuente en la comunidad pero se exacerba durante las hospitalizaciones frecuentes, lo que aumenta la morbi-mortalidad y los costos en los servicios de salud. Objetivo: Describir la frecuencia de desnutrición al ingreso hospitalario de pacientes mayores de 60 años. Diseño: Observacional, transversal y descriptivo. Ubicación: Hospital de tercer nivel de referencia. Sujetos: 97 pacientes mayores de 60 años de edad ingresados consecutivamente a los sectores de hospitalización durante un periodo de seis meses del año 2006. Intervenciones: Al ingreso se realizó la valoración nutricional mediante la aplicación de la Mini Valoración Nutricional (MNA: Mini Nutritional Assessment y la Valoración Global Subjetiva más la recolección de datos de laboratorio rutinarios (albúmina sérica y linfocitos totales y del estado socioeconómico y educativo. Resultados: De 97 pacientes incluidos, 48% sólo completaron educación primaria y 66% tenían ingresos económicos medios. La Mini Valoración Nutricional clasificó a 69% de los pacientes con riesgo franco asociado a desnutrición (18% severa y 50% moderada lo que se correlacion o a la versión corta de este instrumento que identificó a 73% de los individuos en riesgo. La Valoración Global Subjetiva clasificó a 46% de pacientes con desnutrición moderada y 20% con desnutrición severa. El valor de Kappa entre ambos métodos fue del 42%. El Índice de Riesgo Nutricio promedio fue de 85,9 ± 11 puntos, con 80% de los pacientes con riesgo asociado a desnutrición moderada y severa, siendo la concordancia con la Mini Valoración Nutricional de sólo 11%. 70% de los pacientes tuvieron valores de albúmina menores de 3 g/dl. Según el método Chang 52% tuvieron desnutrición calórica, 29% proteica y 18

  11. Legal Preparedness for Hurricane Sandy: Authority to Order Hospital Evacuation or Shelter-in-Place in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

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    McGinty, Meghan D; Burke, Thomas A; Resnick, Beth A; Smith, Katherine C; Barnett, Daniel J; Rutkow, Lainie

    2016-01-01

    Hospitals were once thought to be places of refuge during catastrophic hurricanes, but recent disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have demonstrated that some hospitals are unable to ensure the safety of patients and staff and the continuity of medical care at key times. The government has a duty to safeguard public health and a responsibility to ensure that appropriate protective action is taken when disasters threaten or impair the ability of hospitals to sustain essential services. The law can enable the government to fulfill this duty by providing necessary authority to order preventive or reactive responses--such as ordering evacuation of or sheltering-in-place in hospitals--when safety is imperiled. We systematically identified and analyzed state emergency preparedness laws that could have affected evacuation of and sheltering-in-place in hospitals in order to characterize the public health legal preparedness of 4 states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York) in the mid-Atlantic region during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. At that time, none of these 4 states had enacted statutes or regulations explicitly granting the government the authority to order hospitals to shelter-in-place. Whereas all 4 states had enacted laws explicitly enabling the government to order evacuation, the nature of this authority and the individuals empowered to execute it varied. We present empirical analyses intended to enhance public health legal preparedness and ensure these states and others are better able to respond to future natural disasters, which are predicted to be more severe and frequent as a result of climate change, as well as other hazards. States can further improve their readiness for catastrophic disasters by ensuring explicit statutory authority to order evacuation and to order sheltering-in-place, particularly of hospitals, where it does not currently exist. PMID:27081887

  12. Del fracaso del desarrollo al desarrollo endógeno sustentable: La nueva Organización de Desarrollo Regional

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    José J. Contreras; Alejandro Ochoa Arias; Claudia Pilonieta Blanco

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo del presente artículo es colaborar en el debate en torno al fracaso del paradigma tecno-económico del desarrollo en Venezuela y sus implicaciones en la organización de Desarrollo Regional. En este orden de ideas el artículo presenta un breve esbozo del paradigma tecno-económico del desarrollo y del fracaso de su implantación en Venezuela. El fracaso se entenderá en términos de una catástrofe cultural en Venezuela que alcanza su crisis a finales del siglo XX. Como contr...

  13. Effect of AlGaAs-(AlGa)xOy pedestal parameters on characteristics of a microdisk laser with active region based on InAs/InGaAs quantum dots

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    Effect of parameters of the AlGaAs-(AlGa)xOy layer forming the pedestal of a microdisk laser with an active region based on InAs/InGaAs quantum dots on specific features of the emission spectrum at a temperature of 15 K under optical excitation has been studied. A decrease in the oxidation depth of the Al0.97Ga0.03As layer results in a decrease in the intensity of “whispering gallery mode” lines; simultaneously, the lasing threshold becomes higher and the Q factor is diminished by increased leakages into the substrate region.

  14. Clinical evaluation of BIOXTRA in relieving signs and symptoms of dry mouth after head and neck radiotherapy of cancer patients at Seyed-al-Shohada Hospital, Isfahan, Iran

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    Abbas Gookizadeh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Radiotherapy of head and neck cancers causes acute and chronic xerostomia and acute mucositis. Xerostomia increases risk of radiation caries and affects on oral comfort, fit of prostheses, speech, swallowing, and the growth of caries-producing organisms. Salivary flow rate can be measured by asking patients some questions. There are different types of commercial synthetic saliva such as BIOXTRA, but until now, no one can effectively relieve xerostomia. We tried to design a clinical research on BIOXTRA efficacy for treating xerostomia. Materials and Methods: In this research, 58 patients with head and neck cancer (except salivary gland cancers treated in Seyed-al-Shohada Hospital. The patients received at least 40-50 GY; and after 2 months of compilation treatment, they were evaluated by asking about having xerostomia. Before and after treatment with the BIOXTRA, the PH of the oral cavity, candida albicans, and lactobacillus counts measured and documented in laboratory. We used BIOXTRA for 2 weeks, 3 times daily, and then re-evaluated patients with some questions. Results: The counts of candida albicans and lactobacilli statistically significant decreased. Conclusion: Xerostomia for most patients improved clinically during the day and night while PH of the oral cavity increased.

  15. LATE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES AMONG WOMEN WHO ATTENDED AND WOMEN WHO DID NOT ATTEND FIRST TRIMESTER ANTENATAL CARE VISITS IN A SUBURBAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN CAMEROON

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    Tsi N. Njim, MD

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    Background: Despite relatively high number of women who attend antenatal care (ANC) in Cameroon, there is an ever-increasing maternal mortality ratio, and pregnancy outcomes remain inadequate. A new suggested Optimal ANC Package includes attending ANC in the first trimester. This study assesses the overall ANC coverage, the percentage, and pregnancy outcomes among women who attended and did not attend ANC in the first trimester in the Buea Regional Hospital (BRH) in Cameroon. Methods: A c...

  16. TRENDS IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN SWITZERLAND, 1998 TO 2008 THE REGION MAKES THE DIFFERENCE: DISPARITIES IN MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION WITHIN SWITZERLAND

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    Insam C.

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this master's thesis was to assess the ten- year trends and regional differences in management and outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) within Switzerland. The thesis is composed of two articles. First, in the article "Trends in hospital management of acute myocardial infarction in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008" over 102,700 cases of AMI with corresponding management and revascularization procedures were assessed. The results showed a considerable increase in the numbers of hos...

  17. Prevalence of malaria, prevention measures, and main clinical features in febrile children admitted to the Franceville Regional Hospital, Gabon

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    Maghendji-Nzondo Sydney

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    Full Text Available Recently, major progress has been made in controlling malaria in Africa. However, in Gabon, little information is available on the role of malaria in childhood febrile syndromes, the use and efficacy of preventive measures, and Plasmodium species distribution. Here, we characterized malaria in febrile children in Franceville, Gabon through a cross-sectional study at the pediatric unit of the Franceville Regional Hospital. We registered 940 febrile children. Their general condition was markedly altered in 11.7% of cases (n = 89/760; among them 19 (21.4% had a severely altered condition. Malaria was the second most frequent etiology (22.0%; n = 162/738, after respiratory tract infections (37.3%; n = 275/738. Children with malaria (63 ± 39 months were older than children without malaria (40 ± 37 months (p = 0.0013. Hemoglobin, red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet values were lower in children with malaria than in those without malaria (p < 0.0001. Anemia was the most common feature of severe malaria (70.6%; n = 12/17, followed by neurological involvement (23.5%; n = 4/17. The prevalence of malaria was significantly higher in children older than 60 months than in younger children (40% vs. 15.5%; p < 0.0001. Plasmodium falciparum accounted for 97.5% of cases (158/162, followed by Plasmodium malariae (2.5%; n = 4/162. Bed net use was high (74.4%; n = 697/936 and contributed to malaria prevention (p = 0.001. Good basic knowledge of malaria also had a preventive effect (p < 0.0001. The prevalence of malaria in children in Franceville did not decrease significantly from 2009 to 2012, remaining at about 20%, highlighting that preventive measures should be reinforced.

  18. Factors Contributing To The Sustainability Of 5S Programmes In Government Hospitals In Regional Director Of Health Services Area Kurunegala

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    Dr. K.W.C.U.K Kendangamuwa

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction 5S is the stepping stone for many quality improvement concepts and its roots date back to 16th century. When successfully implemented 5S gives many benefits to the organization as well as its stakeholders. Though 5S itself has a tool to sustain most of the organizations find it difficult to sustain the 5S practice over the time. Therefore the objective of this study was to find out the factors contributing to sustainability of 5S programmes in Government Hospitals in RDHS area Kurunegala. Methodology This study was a descriptive cross sectional study with two components. First component was to identify the 5S sustaining hospitals from not sustaining hospitals by validated evaluation sheet. Second component was to determine the factors contributing to sustainability of 5S programmes in selected study setting. Self-administrated questionnaire was used for this purpose. Total study population was 543 employees of all the categories of hospital staff. Calculated sample size was 422 and 375 were responded to the questionnaire giving response rate of 88.9. Results The study revealed that the implemented 5S programmes were sustaining in eight hospitals out of ten i.e. sustaining rate was 80. When it considered the degree of sustainability 50 of the selected hospitals reported more than 70 sustainability. This was considered as favourable trend in government health sector in healthcare quality point of view. Ten factors were studied as contributing factors for the 5S sustainability. Socio- demographic factors were also considered. Those ten factors were top management commitment leadership of the organization commitment of middle amp frontline managers commitment amp satisfaction of employees training amp changing attitude of employees motivation of employees organizational culture group cohesiveness community participation and customer satisfaction. Study revealed that organizational leadership customer satisfaction community

  19. Factors influencing integration of TB services in general hospitals in two regions of China: a qualitative study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background In the majority of China, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC at the county level provides both clinical and public health care for TB cases, with hospitals and other health facilities referring suspected TB cases to the CDC. In recent years, an integrated model has emerged, where the CDC remains the basic management unit for TB control, while a general hospital is designated to provide clinical care for TB patients. This study aims to explore the factors that influence the integration of TB services in general hospitals and generate knowledge to aid the scale-up of integration of TB services in China. Methods This study adopted a qualitative approach using interviews from sites in East and West China. Analysis was conducted using a thematic framework approach. Results The more prosperous site in East China was more coordinated and thus had a better method of resource allocation and more patient-orientated service, compared with the poorer site in the West. The development of public health organizations appeared to influence how effectively integration occurred. An understanding from staff that hospitals had better capacity to treat TB patients than CDCs was a strong rationale for integration. However, the economic and political interests might act as a barrier to effective integration. Both sites shared the same challenges of attracting and retaining a skilled workforce for the TB services. The role of the health bureau was more directive in the Western site, while a more participatory and collaborative approach was adopted in the Eastern site. Conclusion The process of integration identifies similarities and differences between sites in more affluent East China and poorer West China. Integration of TB services in the hospitals needs to address the challenges of stakeholder motivations and resource allocation. Effective inter-organizational collaboration could help to improve the efficiency and quality of TB service. Key

  20. Valoración nutricional al ingreso hospitalario: iniciación al estudio entre distintas metodologías Nutritional assessment at the time of hospital-admission: study initiation smong different methodologies

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    L. Villamayor Blanco

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes y Objetivos: Las altas cifras iniciales de prevalencia de desnutrición en los enfermos hospitalizados-cercanos al 40%- es un dato preocupante. Esto permite deducir que la identificación precoz de enfermos desnutridos o en riesgo de estarlo, mediante métodos de valoración nutricional eficaces puede constituir una herramienta fundamental de cara a la planificación nutricional. El objetivo del presente trabajo ha sido aplicar a un mismo grupo de pacientes distintos métodos de valoración nutricional (objetivos y subjetivos a su ingreso hospitalario, a fin de valorar el grado de efectividad para su aplicación en la clínica. Ámbito, Pacientes e Intervenciones: Se diseña un estudio prospectivo y aleatorio, en el cual se incluyen 50 pacientes ingresados en nuestro hospital entre el 1 de octubre y el 31 de diciembre del 2004, siendo desestimados 9 casos por fallos en las analíticas. En los tres primeros días de estancia hospitalaria se les realiza antropometría(peso, talla, circunferencia del brazo y medida del pliegue tricipital, bioquímica (hemograma, alb��mina, prealbúmina,proteína ligada al retinol, transferrina y colesterol dos encuestas de valoración nutricional (Valoración Subjetiva Global (VSG y Mini Nutricional Assessment (MNA. Resultados: Se ha aplicado el test de χ² para comparar los resultados obtenidos de los diferentes métodos objetivos, por separado y en conjunto, con métodos MNA y VSG, estableciéndose las siguientes comparaciones:Antropometría/MNA, Bioquímica/MNA, Inmunología/ MNA, Chang/MNA, Antropometría/VSG, Bioquímica/VSG, Inmunología/VSG, Chang/VSG y MNA/VSG.La significación estadística se ha considerado para un valor de p Background and objectives: The elevated prevalence figures of hyponutrition in hospitalized patients -near 40%- is an issue of concern. This allows deducing that early identification of malnourished, or at risk for hyponutrition, patients by means of effective

  1. Pattern Of Dermatosis Among Pediatric Patients Attending A Medical College Hospital In North-Eastern Region Of India

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    Huda M . M

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A total of 500 children from first day of life to twelve completed years of age attending Dermatology OPD of Assam Medical College Hospital were analyzed for pattern of cutaneous disorders and modalities of pre-hospital care received. School- age children formed the major segment (45.0% followed by pre-school age children (37.8%. Infective dermatoses were 632% and non-infective 34.4%. Bacterial infections (34.4%, eczema (13.6% scabies(11.8%, fungal infections (8.8%, nutritional dermatoses(7.8%, pediculosis (3.8%, viral infections (2.2%, urticaria (2%, and a miscellaneous group comprising of twenty four categories (8% were seen. About 65% had not received any treatment prior to attending hospital. Those who received pre-hospital treatment includes self-medication 18.8%, treatment from primary care physician 7.8%, from pediatrician 3.6%, herbal applications 3%, rituals by faith healers 1.6 %, and treatment from dermatologists was only 0.4%.

  2. Intensidade de ruído em hospital de 222 leitos na 18ª Regional de Saúde - PR Noise level in a 222 bed hospital in the 18th health region - PR

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    Marcelo Henrique Otenio

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available A poluição sonora ambiental torna-se hoje onipresente e beira o intolerável. Nos hospitais, os avanços tecnológicos trazem, como conseqüência, níveis de ruído potencialmente danosos. Muito do ruído no hospital provém mais de dentro, do que de fora desse ambiente, sendo as principais causas de ruído em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, por exemplo, os equipamentos e a conversação entre a equipe hospitalar. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o nível de ruído nos diversos ambientes hospitalares, em Hospital de 222 leitos na 18ª RS de Saúde - PR. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Conduziu-se, em março de 2005 no período de 24 horas, em dez setores. Forma de Estudo: Aferição do nível de ruído ambiental utilizando um Decibelímetro modelo 1350. RESULTADOS: O nível de ruído encontrado em nosso estudo apresentou média total de 63,7 dB(A, que excede os valores máximos permitidos de 45 dB recomendados pela Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas (1987. CONCLUSÃO: Nos setores analisados, o nível de ruído encontrado neste está consideravelmente acima do recomendado. A equipe hospitalar deve estar consciente do ruído e dos efeitos deste, para que possa atuar de maneira mais efetiva na redução da poluição sonora, beneficiando assim a função laborativa dos profissionais e recuperação dos pacientes.Environment noise pollution is common place today, at intolerable levels. In hospitals, technological developments have, as a consequence, potentially harmful noise levels. Much of the hospital noise comes from inside, rather than outside, and the major source of such noise is the Intensive Care Unit, for example equipment and hospital staff talk. Our goal with the present study was to investigate the noise level present in the different hospital environments, within a 222 bed hospital located at the 18th health zone, PR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out in March, 2005, during a period of 24 hours, in tem different

  3. Wide band antireflective coatings Al2O3 / HfO2 / MgF2 for UV region

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    Winkowski, P.; Marszałek, Konstanty W.

    2013-07-01

    Deposition technology of the three layers antireflective coatings consists of hafnium compound are presented in this paper. Oxide films were deposited by means of e-gun evaporation in vacuum of 5x10-5 mbar in presence of oxygen and fluoride films by thermal evaporation. Substrate temperature was 250°C. Coatings were deposited onto optical lenses made from quartz glass (Corning HPFS). Thickness and deposition rate were controlled by thickness measuring system Inficon XTC/2. Simulations leading to optimization of thickness and experimental results of optical measurements carried during and after deposition process were presented. Physical thickness measurements were made during deposition process and were equal to 43 nm/74 nm/51 nm for Al2O3 / HfO2 / MgF2 respectively. Optimization was carried out for ultraviolet region from 230nm to the beginning of visible region 400 nm. In this region the average reflectance of the antireflective coating was less than 0.5% in the whole range of application.

  4. Adsorptive, thermodynamic and kinetic performances of Al/Ti and Al/Zr-pillared clays from the Brazilian Amazon region for zinc cation removal

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    Guerra, Denis L. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Caixa Postal 6154, 13084-971 Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Airoldi, Claudio [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Caixa Postal 6154, 13084-971 Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil)], E-mail: airoldi@iqm.unicamp.br; Lemos, Vanda P.; Angelica, Romulo S. [Universidade Federal do Para, Centro de Geociencia, Caixa Postal 1611, 66075-110 Belem, Para (Brazil)

    2008-06-30

    Smectite clay samples from the Amazon region, Brazil, were pillarized by intercalating the species obtained from the chemical reactions: (i) AlCl{sub 3}.6H{sub 2}O/NaOH, (ii) titanium ethoxide in hydrochloric acid and (iii) direct use of ZrOCl{sub 2}.8H{sub 2}O solution. The natural matrices and the pillaring solutions were maintained under vigorous stirring at 298 K for 3 h and then subjected to calcination at temperatures of 723 and 873 K. Natural and pillared matrices were characterized by XRD, FTIR, TG-DTG and nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms. The resulting materials were used for zinc adsorption from aqueous solution at room temperature. The Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin adsorption isotherm models have been applied to fit the experimental data and the Freundlich model is limited for higher concentrations. The pillaring process increases the thermal stability, the basal spacing of the natural clay sample (A{sub 1}) from 1.55 to 2.06 nm and the surface area from 44.30 to 223.73 m{sup 2} g{sup -1}. Kinetic studies demonstrated an equilibrium time of 180 min for zinc adsorption on the pillared matrices. Pseudo-first-order, Lagergren pseudo-second-order and Elovich equations demonstrated a better agreement with second-order kinetics was obtained with K{sub 2} = 4.17-10.43 x 10{sup -3} g mg{sup -1} min{sup -1} for the A{sub 1} sample.

  5. Determination of antibiotics in sewage from hospitals, nursery and slaughter house, wastewater treatment plant and source water in Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir in China

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    Chang Xiaosong [Department of Environmental Hygiene, School of Military Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038 (China); Meyer, Michael T. [United States Geological Survey, 4821 Quail Crest Place, Lawrence, Kansas 66049 (United States); Liu Xiaoyun [Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Lanzhou Military Region, Lanzhou 730020 (China); Zhao Qing; Chen Hao; Chen Jian; Qiu Zhiqun; Yang Lan [Department of Environmental Hygiene, School of Military Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038 (China); Cao Jia [Department of Military Toxicology, School of Military Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038 (China); Shu Weiqun, E-mail: xm0630@sina.co [Department of Environmental Hygiene, School of Military Preventive Medicine, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038 (China)

    2010-05-15

    Sewage samples from 4 hospitals, 1 nursery, 1 slaughter house, 1 wastewater treatment plant and 5 source water samples of Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir were analyzed for macrolide, lincosamide, trimethoprim, fluorouinolone, sulfonamide and tetracycline antibiotics by online solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Results showed that the concentration of ofloxacin (OFX) in hospital was the highest among all water environments ranged from 1.660 mug/L to 4.240 mug/L and norfloxacin (NOR, 0.136-1.620 mug/L), ciproflaxacin (CIP, ranged from 0.011 mug/L to 0.136 mug/L), trimethoprim (TMP, 0.061-0.174 mug/L) were commonly detected. Removal range of antibiotics in the wastewater treatment plant was 18-100% and the removal ratio of tylosin, oxytetracycline and tetracycline were 100%. Relatively higher removal efficiencies were observed for tylosin (TYL), oxytetracycline (OXY) and tetracycline (TET)(100%), while lower removal efficiencies were observed for Trimethoprim (TMP, 1%), Epi-iso-chlorotetracycline (EICIC, 18%) and Erythromycin-H{sub 2}O (ERY-H{sub 2}O, 24%). Antibiotics were removed more efficiently in primary treatment compared with those in secondary treatment. - This study give the first insight into the concentration of antibiotics in receiving waters from 4 hospitals, 1 nursery, 1 slaughter house, 1 wastewater treatment plant and 5 source water of Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir

  6. Determination of antibiotics in sewage from hospitals, nursery and slaughter house, wastewater treatment plant and source water in Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir in China

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    Sewage samples from 4 hospitals, 1 nursery, 1 slaughter house, 1 wastewater treatment plant and 5 source water samples of Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir were analyzed for macrolide, lincosamide, trimethoprim, fluorouinolone, sulfonamide and tetracycline antibiotics by online solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Results showed that the concentration of ofloxacin (OFX) in hospital was the highest among all water environments ranged from 1.660 μg/L to 4.240 μg/L and norfloxacin (NOR, 0.136-1.620 μg/L), ciproflaxacin (CIP, ranged from 0.011 μg/L to 0.136 μg/L), trimethoprim (TMP, 0.061-0.174 μg/L) were commonly detected. Removal range of antibiotics in the wastewater treatment plant was 18-100% and the removal ratio of tylosin, oxytetracycline and tetracycline were 100%. Relatively higher removal efficiencies were observed for tylosin (TYL), oxytetracycline (OXY) and tetracycline (TET)(100%), while lower removal efficiencies were observed for Trimethoprim (TMP, 1%), Epi-iso-chlorotetracycline (EICIC, 18%) and Erythromycin-H2O (ERY-H2O, 24%). Antibiotics were removed more efficiently in primary treatment compared with those in secondary treatment. - This study give the first insight into the concentration of antibiotics in receiving waters from 4 hospitals, 1 nursery, 1 slaughter house, 1 wastewater treatment plant and 5 source water of Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir

  7. Indoor 222Rn concentrations and the corresponding lung cancer risk in Celein region, west of Al Khums, Libya

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    222Rn concentrations were measured in 50 dwellings in Celein region, west of Al Khums city in Libya. Time-integrated passive radon dosimeters containing CR-39 detectors were used in this study. The measurements were done in living and bedrooms for each dwelling. After 3 months detectors were collected. Then, applying chemical etching to the exposed detectors, nuclear track numbers and corresponding indoor radon concentrations were determined. The arithmetic mean is 76.1 ± 49.4 Bq m-3 and the geometric mean is 63.8 Bq m-3 with a geometric standard deviation of 1.8. Data distribution is well fitted by a log-normal curve. The fractions of rooms where radon concentrations exceed the reference levels of 148 Bq m-3 is 7.8%. Risk of lung cancer ranges from 4 to 32 per thousand dwellers for nonsmokers and smokers respectively. (author)

  8. Implications of climate change on crop water requirements in arid region: An example of Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia

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    Shakhawat Chowdhury

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated possible implications of climate change on crop water requirements (CWRs from 2011 to 2050 in Al-Jouf, Saudi Arabia. CWR were predicted for four scenarios: (i current temperature and rainfall (S1; (ii temperature in 2050 and current state of rainfall (S2; (iii rainfall in 2050 and current state of temperature (S3 and (iv temperature and rainfall in 2050 (S4. Assuming no change in the regulations relating to agriculture and irrigation in future, CWR were predicted to be 873 and 931 million cubic meters (MCM per year for the S1 and S4 scenarios, respectively, indicating an increase of 58 MCM from 2011 to 2050. On an average, 1 °C increase in temperature may increase the overall CWR by 2.9% in this region. Following linear pattern of increase, slope of CWR was determined as 1.5 MCM/year from 2011, which is equivalent to the CWR of producing approximately 600 tons of wheat/year. The increase of CWR was due to the increase in temperature mainly, while the effect of rainfall changes was minimal. Sensitivity analysis on crop growing seasons showed that the shift of wheat growing season might conserve significant amount of groundwater. This study might be useful in explaining the negative effects of climate change on CWR in Al-Jouf and better planning for water resources management.

  9. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetic Nephropathy in Omani Type 2 Diabetics in Al-Dakhiliyah Region

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    Abdulhakeem Hamood Alrawahi

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To assess the prevalence and risk factors of diabetic nephropathy among Omani type 2 diabetics in Al-Dakhiliyah region of the Sultanate of Oman.Methods: A cross-sectional and a case control study designs were used to assess the prevalence and risk factors respectively. For the prevalence study a sample of 699 diabetic subjects were selected randomly from two polyclinics in Al-Dakhiliyah region; Sumail and Nizwa polyclinics. For the case control study, a sample consisting of 215 cases and 358 controls were randomly selected from those who were included in the cross-sectional study. A well designed questionnaire has been used to collect data regarding the disease and risk factors. Data was analyzed using SPSS19 statistical program.Results: Total prevalence of diabetic nephropathy was calculated as 42.5% (95% C.I: 38.83% - 46.15%. The difference in the prevalence in the two polyclinic catchment area was not significant. The prevalence was significantly higher among males (51.6% compared to females (36.5%. Crude analysis of the risk factors showed significant association between diabetic nephropathy and the following factors; male gender, decreased literacy, long duration of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, retinopathy, neuropathy, family history of diabetic nephropathy, poor glycemic control (high HbA1c, and hypertriglyceridemia. Multivariate analysis showed the following factors to be independent risk factors; male gender, decreased literacy, long duration of diabetes, family history of diabetic nephropathy and poor glycaemic control (high HbA1c.Conclusion: The prevalence of diabetic nephropathy in this study was 42.5% and the significant risk factors associated with it included male gender, decreased literacy, long duration of diabetes, family history of diabetic nephropathy and poor glycemic control (high HbA1c.

  10. Relationship of Characteristics of Baby’s Mother with the Low Birth Weight in Regional General Hospital in Sorong

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    Agustina Naa; Rantetampang, A. L; Bernard Sandjaja

    2016-01-01

    The mortality rate of low birth weight is part of a reflection of the public health status. Low birth weight babies are born with birth weight less than 2,500 grams regardless of pregnancy. The aim of research to determine the relationship characteristic of mothers of infants with LBW. This type of research is observational analytic with cross sectional design. Collecting data through observation sheet on record medic mothers who gave birth in hospitals 2014, in Sorong, West Papua Province in...

  11. Modeling spread of KPC-producing bacteria in long-term acute care hospitals in the Chicago region, USA

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    Haverkate, Manon R.; Bootsma, Martin C J; Weiner, Shayna; Blom, Donald; Lin, Michael Y.; Lolans, Karen; Moore, Nicholas M; Lyles, Rosie D; Weinstein, Robert A.; Bonten, Marc J.M.; Hayden, Mary K

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Prevalence of bla KPC-encoding Enterobacteriaceae (KPC) in Chicago long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) rose rapidly after the first recognition in 2007. We studied the epidemiology and transmission capacity of KPC in LTACHs and the effect of patient cohorting. METHODS: Data were available from 4 Chicago LTACHs from June 2012 to June 2013 during a period of bundled interventions. These consisted of screening for KPC rectal carriage, daily chlorhexidine bathing, medical staff edu...

  12. Análisis de situación y adecuación de dietas para disfagia en un hospital provincial Situation and adequacyanalysis of dysphagia diets at a regional hospital

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    C. Moreno

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available El estudio pretende confirmar la adecuación de las dietas prescritas para disfagia durante la hospitalización a través de una encuesta específica para identificación, asesoramiento y manejo de la disfagia. Comparar y analizar la dieta para Disfagia que se ofrece en el Hospital con las recomendaciones para una dieta para disfagia en bibliografía nutricional reciente. A partir de los resultados obtenidos establecer mejoras en la dieta (si es necesario, y útiles de trabajo para enfermería dirigidos a detección precoz de problemas en la deglución y disminución de riesgos de malnutrición, deshidratación y aspiración SUJETOS Y MÉTODO: Se realiza un estudio transversal de los enfermos de nuestro hospital con prescripción de dieta para DISFAGIA, valorando la utilidad de la dieta, las características que tiene a 30 pacientes, ingresados en el complejo Hospitalario de Segovia en distintas Unidades de Enfermería y con Dieta establecida para Disfagia, durante dos meses y con diferentes patologías:. Las edades estaban comprendidas entre 65-85 años. RESULTADOS: La encuesta fue analizada y se comprobó que todos los pacientes presentaban un deterioro en la deglución.. El análisis nutricional mostró una inadecuada adaptación en la dieta hospitalaria para pacientes con Disfagia con respecto a la consistencia en algunos plato y fue significativo el escaso aporte en energía (X 1339 kcal, escaso aporte de proteínas 58 gr, también era deficiente en algún mineral (hierro y Calcio y vitaminas (vitamina C CONCLUSIONES: La Disfagia es un problema que afecta a un número importante de pacientes de nuestro Hospital (10-15%. La dieta que suministraba el Hospital era inadecuada antes del estudio. Se ha diseñado una dieta. más adecuada en cuanto al valor nutricional y en la consistencia, se amplía su indicación, así como las medidas de intervención y valoración previa del paciente. La Unidad de Dietética ha puesto en marcha mejoras del

  13. Recent evolution of a novel begomovirus causing tomato leaf curl disease in the Al-Batinah region of Oman.

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    Khan, Akhtar J; Akhtar, Sohail; Singh, Achuit K; Al-Shehi, Adel A; Al-Matrushi, Abdulrahman M; Ammara, Ume; Briddon, Rob W

    2014-03-01

    For last two decades, begomoviruses (family Geminiviridae) have been a major constraint for tomato production in Oman, particularly in the Al-Batinah region, the major agricultural area of Oman. Farms in the Al-Batinah region were surveyed during January-March and November-December in 2012 and January-February in 2013. Leaf samples of tomato plants showing typical leaf curl disease symptoms were collected and analyzed for begomoviruses. Out of fifteen begomovirus clones sequenced, seven were shown to be tomato yellow leaf curl virus strain Oman (TYLCV-OM); three, chili leaf curl virus strain Oman (ChLCV-OM); and one, tomato leaf curl Oman virus (ToLCOMV) - viruses that have previously been shown to occur in Oman. Four sequences were shown to have relatively low percent identity values to known begomoviruses, with the highest (86 %) to isolates of pepper leaf curl Lahore virus, indicating that these should be included in a new species, for which the name "Tomato leaf curl Al Batinah virus" (ToLCABV) is proposed. Although the betasatellite tomato leaf curl betasatellite (ToLCB; 7 full-length sequences isolated) was identified with some isolates of ChLCV-OM, TYLCV-OM and ToLCOMV, it was not identified in association with any of the ToLCABV isolates. Analysis of the sequences of the TYLCV-OM and ToLCOMV isolates characterized here did not show them to differ significantly from previously characterized isolates of these viruses. The three isolates of ChLCV-OM characterized were shown to have a recombination pattern distinct from earlier characterized isolates. ToLCABV was shown to have resulted from recombination between ChLCV-OM and ToLCOMV. A clone of ToLCABV was infectious by Agrobacterium-mediated inoculation to Nicotiana benthamiana and tomato, inducing symptoms typical of those seen in tomato in the field. Additionally, ToLCABV was shown to be able to interact in planta with ToLCB, resulting in a change in symptom phenotype, although the betasatellite did not

  14. An Audit of Medical Autopsy: Experience at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH, Niger Delta Region, Nigeria

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    Ekpo Memfin Dan

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Autopsy is an essential auditing tool in clinical practice. ObjectiveS: The study set out to review all autopsies that were performed over a four-year period in order to determine the rate, indications, as well as the age and sex distribution of dead bodies, which autopsies were performed on them in the Hospital. Setting and Design: This was a retrospective study that was undertaken at the department of Pathology of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH, Uyo, Nigeria between January 2007 and December 2010. Materials and Methods: All the cases of death that underwent pathological autopsies in the UUTH were reviewed. The autopsy records, clinical case notes, gross and histopathological specimens as well as slides were retrieved and examined. Results: A total of 1679 dead bodies were received at the mortuary of the institution studied during the 4-year period. Autopsies were performed in 78 cases giving a request rate of 4.7%. Coroner′s autopsy was commonly performed, and this accounted for 60 (76.9% cases, while the remaining 18 (23.1% were clinical autopsies. Autopsies were commonly performed on male bodies more than females (M: F = 2.6:1.0 with the majority having died at their second decade of life. It was observed that the majority (57.7% of the request for autopsies were from peripheral centers outside the teaching hospital, while the remaining 42.3% cases were drawn from various clinical departments in the teaching hospital. Road traffic accident was the leading indication for coroner′s autopsy (51.7%, while gastroenteritis and chronic liver disease were the two most common indications for clinical autopsy, 27.8% and 22.2% respectively. The concordance rate between clinical diagnosis and autopsy diagnosis was found to be 72.2% (13/18 cases. Conclusion: The rate of request for Autopsy at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital during the period of this study was low, similar to other previous reports.

  15. Changes in the response of the AL Index with solar cycle and epoch within a corotating interaction region

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    R. L. McPherron

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available We use observations in the solar wind and on the ground to study the interaction of the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field with Earth's magnetosphere. We find that the type of response depends on the state of the solar wind. Coupling functions change as the properties of the solar wind change. We examine this behavior quantitatively with time dependent linear prediction filters. These filters are determined from ensemble arrays of representative events organized by some characteristic time in the event time series. In our study we have chosen the stream interface at the center of a corotating interaction region as the reference time. To carry out our analysis we have identified 394 stream interfaces in the years 1995–2007. For each interface we have selected ten-day intervals centered on the interface and placed data for the interval in rows of an ensemble array. In this study we use Es the rectified dawn-dusk electric field in gsm coordinates as input and the AL index as output. A selection window of width one day is stepped across the ensemble and for each of the nine available windows all events in a given year (~30 are used to calculate a system impulse response function. A change in the properties of the system as a consequence of changes in the solar wind relative to the reference time will appear as a change in the shape and/or the area of the response function. The analysis shows that typically only 45% of the AL variance is predictable in this manner when filters are constructed from a full year of data. We find that the weakest coupling occurs around the stream interface and the strongest well away from the interface. The interface is the time of peak dynamic pressure and strength of the electric field. We also find that coupling appears to be stronger during recurrent high-speed streams in the declining phase of the solar cycle than it is around solar maximum. These results are consistent with the

  16. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the south central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. IV. - October of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica a la clinica al hospital central sur de alta especialidad, PEMEX. IV.- Octubre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The south central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  17. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Ciudad del Carmen general hospital, PEMEX. III.- September and October of 2002; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Ciudad del Carmen, PEMEX. III.- Septiembre y Octubre de 2002

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    Angeles C, A.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2003-02-15

    The Ciudad del Carmen general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  18. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the south central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. I. - July of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central sur de alta especialidad, PEMEX I.- Julio de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J

    2001-09-15

    The south central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  19. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the north central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. I. - July of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central norte de alta especialidad, PEMEX I.- Julio de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A

    2001-09-15

    The north central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  20. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Tula general hospital, PEMEX. I.- July of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Tula, PEMEX. I.- Julio de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J

    2001-09-15

    The Tula general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic. The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  1. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the south central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. V. - November of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central sur de alta especialidad, PEMEX. V.- Noviembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The south central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Autho000.

  2. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Tula general hospital, PEMEX. VI. - December of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Tula, PEMEX. VI.- Diciembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Tula general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  3. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Tula general hospital, PEMEX. V. - November of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Tula, PEMEX. V.- Noviembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Tula general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  4. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Tula general hospital, PEMEX. IV. - October of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Tula, PEMEX. IV.- Octubre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F

    2002-01-15

    The Tula general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  5. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the south central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. II.- August of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central sur de alta especialidad, PEMEX II.- Agosto de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2001-12-15

    The south central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  6. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the Tula general hospital, PEMEX. II.- August of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital general Tula, PEMEX. II.- Agosto de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2001-10-15

    The Tula general hospital, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  7. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the north central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. I. - May-June of 2003; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central norte de alta especialidad, PEMEX I.- Mayo-Junio de 2003

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    Angeles C, A.; Camacho V, B.; Rodriguez A, F

    2003-09-15

    The north central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  8. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the north central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. II. - August of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central norte de alta especialidad, PEMEX II.- Agosto de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2001-10-15

    The north central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)0.

  9. Specialized consultant in radiological safety to the north central hospital of high speciality, PEMEX. III. - September of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central norte de alta especialidad, PEMEX III.- Septiembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Rodriguez A, F.; Garcia A, J

    2001-12-15

    The north central hospital of high speciality, dependent of PEMEX, It request consultant of the ININ to be able to maintain their sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment for the radiologic diagnostic.The proposal of the ININ was to be a program of technical attendance, schedule monthly to be able to solve the observations that are presented in the use of those equipment, and that the hospital can conserve its respective sanitary license.(Author)

  10. Uma avaliação do ambulatório de puericultura do Hospital Universitário regional do norte do Paraná

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    Jurani Barbosa

    1985-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to assess weight length and head circumference in children during the first year of life. The population comprised infants attending the "Welfare out patient" at the "Hospital Universitário Regional do Norte do Parana". The data were compared to the standard graphs "Santo André grupo IV" Undernourishment was found in 16,7% of children at 12 months of age which was not statically different of that found in children at 2 months of age.Foi feita revisão de uma am...

  11. The Maine electronic document delivery project: a cooperative project of Maine hospital libraries and the NN/LM New England Region.

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    Goldstein, Mark; Sibley, Debbie

    2003-01-01

    The article discusses an Ariel document delivery project with seven Maine hospital libraries, the University of Massachusetts Medical School Library (UMass), and the New England Regional office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Funding was awarded to six network members to purchase equipment or Ariel software. UMass served as a document provider. During the test, libraries received documents from UMass via Ariel or via the Web as a PDF document. This form of document delivery was faster than standard service with better quality of delivered articles. The column describes the project and outlines possible future steps. PMID:14527140

  12. High-level consumer services in polycentric urban regions - hospital care and higher education between duplication and complementarity

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    2005-01-01

    In many European countries, territorial development strategies identify the development potential of so-called polycentric urban regions: regions in which a multitude of more or less similar-sized, formerly independent and distinct cities are located close to each other and among which functional relationships seem to be on the increase. Often, such polycentric urban regions are referred to using metaphors as city networks or urban networks. Well-known examples are the Randstad and Brabantsta...

  13. Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile infections: results from a 5-year retrospective study in a large teaching hospital in the Italian region with the oldest population.

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    Alicino, C; Giacobbe, D R; Durando, P; Bellina, D; DI Bella, A M; Paganino, C; Del Bono, V; Viscoli, C; Icardi, G; Orsi, A

    2016-09-01

    Limited information is available on the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in Italian hospitals. In this study, we assessed the changes in the incidence of CDI over a 5-year period in a teaching hospital in Liguria, the Italian region with the oldest population. Secondary endpoints were the development of severe CDI and 30-day mortality. The annual incidence of CDI/10000 patient-days significantly increased from 0·54 in 2010 to 3·04 in 2014 (χ 2 for trend, P < 0·001). The median age of patients with CDI was 81 years. As many as 81% and 89% of these patients had comorbid conditions and previous exposure to antibiotics, respectively. In the multivariate analysis of risk factors for severe CDI, previous therapy with histamine 2 blockers and low serum albumin were associated with severe CDI, while diabetes appeared to be protective. In the multivariate model of risk factors for 30-day mortality, high leukocyte count, low serum albumin, and increased serum creatinine were unfavourably associated with outcome. Strict adherence to infection control measures was of utmost importance to counteract the increasing incidence of CDI in our hospital, particularly because of the advanced age of the patients and their very high frequency of chronic conditions and use of antibiotics, which readily predispose them to the development of CDI. PMID:27193828

  14. Tradução e adaptação para a língua portuguesa do In-hospital Utstein Style Traducción y adaptación al idioma portugués del instrumento In-hospital Utstein Style Translation and adaptation of the In-Hospital Utstein Style into the portuguese language

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A parada cardiorrespiratória (PCR é um evento potencialmente letal e a qualidade do atendimento prestado depende da agilidade, conhecimento e habilidade de toda a equipe envolvida. Desenvolvido em 1997, o In-hospital Utstein Style é um relatório padrão para coleta de dados significativos em PCR. O estudo objetivou realizar a tradução e adaptação à língua portuguesa do instrumento. O instrumento foi submetido ao processo de tradução e adaptação cultural. O resultado deste processo gerou um instrumento aplicado em fase de pré-teste a 20 pacientes vítimas de PCR. As variáveis de resultado não foram coletadas, pois pressupõe o acompanhamento destes pacientes ao longo do tempo. O ritmo de PCR mais comum foi atividade elétrica sem pulso (65%; o tempo médio para desfibrilar foi de 1,25 minutos. Houve itens sem resposta. Podemos concluir que o instrumento é aplicável à realidade brasileira, buscando melhor atendimento ao evento da PCR.El paro cardiopulmonar (PCP es un estado potencialmente letal, donde la calidad del servicio depende de la agilidad, conocimiento y habilidad del equipo involucrado. El In-hospital Utstein Style fue elaborado en 1997. Este instrumento que recolecta datos de importancia durante un PCP fue traducido y adaptado al portugués. De esta forma fue sometido al proceso de traducción y adaptación cultural. Se obtuvo como resultado un instrumento, el cual fue aplicado a 20 victimas de PCP a través de un pre-test. Las variables de resultado no fueron consideradas en la recolección de datos, pues suponía el seguimiento de los pacientes por un periodo prolongado. El ritmo del PCP más común fue la actividad eléctrica sin pulso (65% y el tiempo promedio de desfibrilación fue de 1,25 minutos. Algunos ítems no fueron respondidos. Se concluye que el instrumento puede ser aplicado al contexto brasileño, en busca de una mejor atención en casos de PCP.Cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA is a potentially lethal event

  15. Intensidade de ruído em hospital de 222 leitos na 18ª Regional de Saúde - PR Noise level in a 222 bed hospital in the 18th health region - PR

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    Marcelo Henrique Otenio; Edivaldo Cremer; Elis Marina Turini Claro

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    A poluição sonora ambiental torna-se hoje onipresente e beira o intolerável. Nos hospitais, os avanços tecnológicos trazem, como conseqüência, níveis de ruído potencialmente danosos. Muito do ruído no hospital provém mais de dentro, do que de fora desse ambiente, sendo as principais causas de ruído em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, por exemplo, os equipamentos e a conversação entre a equipe hospitalar. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o nível de ruído nos diversos ambientes hospitalares, ...

  16. Requirements for an Advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Sounder (ALS) for improved regional weather prediction and monitoring of greenhouse gases

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    Pagano, Thomas S.; Chahine, Moustafa T.; Susskind, Joel

    2008-12-01

    Hyperspectral infrared atmospheric sounders (e.g. the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on Aqua and the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) on MetOp) provide highly accurate temperature and water vapor profiles in the lower to upper troposphere. These systems are vital operational components of our National Weather Prediction system and the AIRS has demonstrated over 6 hrs of forecast improvement on the 5 day operational forecast1. Despite the success in the mid troposphere to lower stratosphere, a reduction in sensitivity and accuracy has been seen in these systems in the boundary layer over land. In this paper we demonstrate the potential improvement associated with higher spatial resolution (1km vs currently 13.5 km) on the accuracy of boundary layer products with an added consequence of higher yield of cloud free scenes. This latter feature is related to the number of samples that can be assimilated and has also shown to have a significant impact on improving forecast accuracy. We also present a set of frequencies and resolutions that will improve vertical resolution of temperature and water vapor and trace gas species throughout the atmosphere. Development of an Advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Sounder (ALS) with these improvements will improve weather forecast at the regional scale and of tropical storms and hurricanes. Improvements are also expected in the accuracy of the water vapor and cloud properties products, enhancing process studies and providing a better match to the resolution of future climate models. The improvements of technology required for the ALS are consistent with the current state of technology as demonstrated in NASA Instrument Incubator Program and NOAA's Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES) formulation phase development programs.

  17. Requirements for an Advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Sounder (ALS) for Improved Regional Weather Prediction and Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases

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    Pagano, Thomas S.; Chahine, Moustafa T.; Susskind, Joel

    2008-01-01

    Hyperspectral infrared atmospheric sounders (e.g., the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on Aqua and the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) on Met Op) provide highly accurate temperature and water vapor profiles in the lower to upper troposphere. These systems are vital operational components of our National Weather Prediction system and the AIRS has demonstrated over 6 hrs of forecast improvement on the 5 day operational forecast. Despite the success in the mid troposphere to lower stratosphere, a reduction in sensitivity and accuracy has been seen in these systems in the boundary layer over land. In this paper we demonstrate the potential improvement associated with higher spatial resolution (1 km vs currently 13.5 km) on the accuracy of boundary layer products with an added consequence of higher yield of cloud free scenes. This latter feature is related to the number of samples that can be assimilated and has also shown to have a significant impact on improving forecast accuracy. We also present a set of frequencies and resolutions that will improve vertical resolution of temperature and water vapor and trace gas species throughout the atmosphere. Development of an Advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Sounder (ALS) with these improvements will improve weather forecast at the regional scale and of tropical storms and hurricanes. Improvements are also expected in the accuracy of the water vapor and cloud properties products, enhancing process studies and providing a better match to the resolution of future climate models. The improvements of technology required for the ALS are consistent with the current state of technology as demonstrated in NASA Instrument Incubator Program and NOAA's Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES) formulation phase development programs.

  18. Uma avaliação do ambulatório de puericultura do Hospital Universitário regional do norte do Paraná

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    Jurani Barbosa

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    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to assess weight length and head circumference in children during the first year of life. The population comprised infants attending the "Welfare out patient" at the "Hospital Universitário Regional do Norte do Parana". The data were compared to the standard graphs "Santo André grupo IV" Undernourishment was found in 16,7% of children at 12 months of age which was not statically different of that found in children at 2 months of age.Foi feita revisão de uma amostra de prontuários das crianças atendidas no primeiro ano de vida no Ambulatório de Puericultura do Hospital Universitário Regional do Norte do Paraná, com o objetivo de verificar o peso, estatura e perímetro cefálico, aos 2, 4y 6, 9 e 12 meses, comparando-os com as curvas padrão. A prevalência de desnutrição encontrada aos 12 meses foi de 16,7% estatisticamente igual à prevalência aos 2 meses.

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  20. Beta Cell Pancreas Dysfunction and Hyperglycemia in Patient Schizophrenia that Uses Haloperidol at Region Special Dadi Hospital Province South Sulawesi

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    Rahmawati

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    Full Text Available Schizophrenic patients at high risk for development of type 2 diabetes as a side effect of the antipsychotic medication This research is aimed to find out (1 the level of HbA1c and the description of hyperglycemia incidence, (2 the value of HOMA-β and the description of beta cell dysfunction incidence, (3 the correlation between HOMA-β value with HbA1c level, (4 the duration correlation between the use of haloperidol with the HOMA-β value and the HbA1c level, (5 the duration correlation the use of haloperidol and the HbA1c level through HOMA-β value. This study was conducted at the inpatient ward of Dadi Hospital, South Sulawesi Province using quantitative method with cross sectional study. By using total sampling way, 64 were chosen. The data were then analyzed by using frequency distribution test and Spearman correlation. The result of the study indicates that sufferer schizophrenia at Dadi Hospital who use haloperidol have problems of hyperglycemia (HbA1c >5,5%. The longer the use of haloperidol the more the excelsior level of HbA1c found. About 4,3% hyperglycemia in use of haloperidol 1 year. The mechanism the hyperglycemia incidence mentioned above suffered through dysfunction of beta cell. The longer the use of haloperidol the lower the HOMA-β value. It reaches 28,3% dysfunction of beta cell in use of haloperidol 1 year. The dysfunction of beta cell has relation with the duration in the use of haloperidol. The lower HOMA-β value level the more the excelsior level of HbA1c. The incidence of Hyperglycemia is correlated with the dysfunction of beta cell.

  1. Expectativas de gerentes e assessores de enfermagem quanto ao estilo gerencial do diretor executivo de um hospital de ensino Expectativas de gerentes y asesores de enfermería referente al estilo gerencial del director eyecutivo de un hospital escuela The managerial style of an executive director of a university hospital: perceptions and expectations of nursing managers and assistants

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    Lúcia Marinilza Beccaria

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo focalizou as expectativas de 13 enfermeiros de um hospital de ensino, quanto ao estilo gerencial do diretor executivo. Utilizou-se o Grid Gerencial de BLAKE & MOUTON (1987, como referencial teórico e aplicou-se um questionário baseado no Instrumento Grid & Liderança em enfermagem, de TREVIZAN (1993. Os resultados evidenciaram que o estilo mais esperado corresponde, no Grid Gerencial, à "gerência em equipe", ou 9.9. O segundo estilo desejado foi a "gerência do homem organizacional, "ou 5.5. Concluiu-se que, para esses enfermeiros, existem expectativas significativas relacionadas à gerência que invista em valores como confiança, respeito, comprometimento, empenho pessoal e trabalho em equipe para o alcance dos objetivos organizacionais.Este estudio enfocó las expectativas de 13 enfermeros del hospital escuela, con relación al estilo directivo del director ejecutivo. El "grid" gerencial de BLAKE & MOUTON (1987, fue usado como referencial teórico y una encuesta se aplicó basada en el Instrumento Grid & Liderazgo en enfermería, de TREVIZAN (1993. Los resultados evidenciaron el estilo más esperado fue "la gerencia en equipo", o 9.9. EL segundo estilo fue la "gerencia organizacional del hombre," o 5.5. Se concluye que, para esos enfermeros existen expectativas significativas relacionadas con la dirección que invierte en valores como confianza, respeto, compromiso, empeño personal y trabajo en equipo para el alcance del objetivos organizacionales.The present study focussed the expectations of 13 nurses from a University hospital regarding to the executive director's managerial style. The Managerial Grid of BLAKE & MOUTON (1987 was used as a theoretical reference and a questionnaire was applied based on the Grid & Leadership in Nursing Instrument elaborated by TREVIZAN (1993. Results evidenced that the most expected style corresponds, considering the Managerial Grid, to "team management", or 9.9. The second style was the

  2. Quality care in vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula: case series report from the regional hospital of Maroua-Cameroon

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    Pierre Marie Tebeu

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The World Health Organization (WHO proposes a successful closure rate for first repair of vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula to be at 85% in each facility, with the continence achievement among the closed cases at 90 %. We are reporting the vesico-vaginal obstetric fistula outcome at the provincial hospital of Maroua-Cameroon from 2005 to August 2007. Among the overall 32 patients with vesico-vaginal fistula operated, 25 patients were at their first operation. The complete closure of vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF was 23/25 (92% and among the 23 patients with complete closure 17(74% had good continence. When we consider only the 25 patients who were at their first operation, the overall closure of VVF was 23/25 (92% and among them 17/23 (74% were continent. Large lesion, bladder neck lesions, vaginal adherence and rigid margin are associated with failure/incontinence. These factors must be taken into consideration when preparing patients for surgery or when assigning them to a surgeon within the surgical team

  3. Relationship of Characteristics of Baby’s Mother with the Low Birth Weight in Regional General Hospital in Sorong

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    Agustina Naa

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    Full Text Available The mortality rate of low birth weight is part of a reflection of the public health status. Low birth weight babies are born with birth weight less than 2,500 grams regardless of pregnancy. The aim of research to determine the relationship characteristic of mothers of infants with LBW. This type of research is observational analytic with cross sectional design. Collecting data through observation sheet on record medic mothers who gave birth in hospitals 2014, in Sorong, West Papua Province in July-August 2015. The results reveal no relationship nutritional status of mothers with LBW (p = 0.000 and 9.54 RP. No relationship of anemia in mothers with LBW (p = 0.000 and 9.20 RP, no relationship of pregnancy range with LBW births (p = 0.000 and 5.01 RP, no maternal employment status relationship with the incidence of low birth weight (p = 0.001 and RP 3.22, there is a relationship with the mother's education level LBW (p = 0.005 and 2.82 RP, no correlation between age mothers with LBW (p = 0.011 and 2.51 RP and the biggest risk factors based on the RP is factor of maternal nutritional status (p = 0.000 and 9.54 RP.

  4. De-hospitalization of the pediatric day surgery by means of a freestanding surgery center: pilot study in the lazio region

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    Mangia Giovanni

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Day surgery should take place in appropriate organizational settings. In the presence of high volumes, the organizational models of the Lazio Region are represented by either Day Surgery Units within continuous-cycle hospitals or day-cycle Day Surgery Centers. This pilot study presents the regional volumes provided in 2010 and the additional volumes that could be provided based on the best performance criterion with a view to suggesting the setting up of a regional Freestanding Center of Pediatric Day Surgery. Methods This is an observational retrospective study. The activity volumes have been assessed by means of a DRG (Diagnosis Related Group-specific indicator that measures the ratio of outpatients to the total number of treated patients (freestanding indicator, FI. The included DRGs had an FI exceeding the 3rd quartile present in at least a health-care facility and a volume exceeding 0.5% of the total patients of the pediatric surgery and urology facilities of the Lazio Region. The relevant data have been provided by the Public Health Agency and relate to 2010. The best performance FI has been used to calculate the theoretical volume of transferability of the remaining facilities into freestanding surgery centers. Patients under six months of age and DRGs common to other disciplines have been excluded. The Chi Square test has been used to compare the FI of the health-care facilities and the FI of the places of origin of the patients. Results The DRG provided in 2010 amounted to a total of 5768 belonging to 121 types of procedures. The application of the criteria of inclusion have led to the selection of seven final DRG categories of minor surgery amounting to 3522 cases. Out of this total number, there were 2828 outpatients and 694 inpatients. The recourse of the best performance determines a potential transfer of 497 cases. The total outpatient volume is 57%. The Chi Square test has pointed to a statistically significant

  5. Treatment outcome of human immunodeficiency virus and tuberculosis co-infected patients in public hospitals of eastern and southern zone of Tigray region, Ethiopia

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    Mehretu Belayneh

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    Full Text Available Background:Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death among people living with human immunodeficiency virus. In sub-Saharan Africa, tuberculosis accounts for more than 78% of all deaths among people with human immunodeficiency virus.Objectives:To assess tuberculosis treatment outcome and the associated factors in adult tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients in four public hospitals of eastern and southern zone of Tigray region, Ethiopia.Methodology:Institution based cross-sectional study design was used to examine secondary data from tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients attending four public hospitals of eastern and southern zone of Tigray, from January 2009 to August 2011. Systematic random sampling technique was used to select individual patient cards from the respective hospitals. Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression modeling was used to assess the impact of each variable in predicting treatment outcome.Results:Out of 342 patients included, 199 (58.2% patients completed treatment, 43 (12.6% patients were cured, 88 (25.7% died, 7 (2% defaulted, and 5 (1.5% patients failed treatment. Treatment success rate was around 71%. In the multivariate logistic regression analysis the factors that were strongly associated with unfavorable tuberculosis treatment outcomes were WHO stage IV (AOR = 3.2, CI = 1.58-6.82, p-value = 0.001, age greater than 45 years (AOR = 6.08, CI = 2.28-16.23 and baseline CD4 count less than 200 cells/L (AOR = 6.19, CI = 2.28-16.89, p-value = 0.001.Conclusion:The rate of treatment success in this study was lower than the rate newly recommended by WHO. Therefore, efforts should be undertaken to improve treatment success rates of both diseases.

  6. High-power high-brightness tapered lasers with an Al-free active region at 915 nm

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    Michel, N.; Hassiaoui, I.; Lecomte, M.; Parillaud, O.; Calligaro, M.; Krakowski, M.

    2006-02-01

    We have developed high power and high brightness tapered lasers based on an Al-free active region at 915 nm. The material structure, which was grown by MOCVD (Metallorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition), has very low internal losses of 0.5 cm -1, a very low transparency current density of 86 A/cm2, a high internal quantum efficiency of 86%, and a high characteristic temperature T 0 of 171 K. Based on these good results, we have realised index-guided tapered lasers (IG1) with a narrow output width of a few tens of microns, a narrow taper angle of less than 1 °, which deliver 1 W CW, together with an M2 beam quality parameter of 3.0, and a divergence angle in the slow axis of 6 ° FWHM and 10.2 ° at 1/e2. We have also realised a small array of six IG1 lasers, which delivers 4 W CW, together with a divergence angle of 5.6 ° FWHM and 10.2 ° at 1/e2. Clarinet lasers were also fabricated. These devices were recently proposed to achieve high brightness together with a very narrow divergence angle, which is stable with current. These index-guided tapered lasers have also a narrow output width, but a larger taper angle of 2 °. The Clarinet lasers at 915 nm deliver 0.65 W CW, together with an M2 beam quality factor of less than 1.5 at 1/e2, and a very narrow divergence angle of 2.6 ° FWHM, and 4.8 ° at 1/e2.

  7. Biological properties of Staphylococcus genus strains from patients of Mechnikov Dnіpropetrovsk region clinical hospital

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    Full Text Available It was investigated the biological properties of 494 strains of Staphylococcus genus isolated from pathological material of patients from 15 Departments of Mechnikov Dnipropetrovsk Region Clinical Hospita. All microflora was presented by four bacteria species: Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, S. haemolyticus and S. saprophyticus. S. aureus was the most extended agent of infections. All bacteria were the most sensitive to linezolid, gentamycin and meropenem.

  8. PATTERN OF HBsAg POSITIVITY IN SELECTED GROUPS AT KING KHALID GENERAL HOSPITAL - HAIL REGION, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

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    Mahaba, Hisham M.; El-Tayeb, Abd El Kader A.; El-Sekibi, Dahl K; El Gofaei, Ali F.; El-Baz, Hisham S.; Ismail, Nanees A.

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    Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is endemic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The acquisition of infection occurs early in life. The availability of safe and efficacious vaccines has led to the feasibility of an effective control of HBV infection. This study compares the pattern of HBsAg positivity among selected groups of patients with similar groups in other regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Objectives: This study is conducted to determine the prevalence of HBsAg positive subjects am...

  9. Patient refusal for regional anesthesia in elderly orthopedic population: A cross-sectional survey at a tertiary care hospital

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    Background and Aims: Improvements in pain management techniques in the last decade have had a major impact on the practice of orthopedic surgeries, for example, total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. Although there are a number of treatment options for postoperative pain, a gold standard has not been established. In our institution, both general anesthesia and regional anesthesia (RA), are being offered to the elderly orthopedic population but RA is not frequently accepted by eld...

  10. Dose reduction in general radiography while maintaining diagnostic confidence for selected examinations in selected Hospitals in the Ashanti Region, Ghana

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    The objective of the study is to explore the potential for dose reduction in the selected X- ray facilities for the selected examinations and to ensure that images obtained after the reduction of dose are satisfactory for diagnosis. DAP were measured on a total of 327 patients for chest (PA), skull (PA/LAT), lumbar spine (AP/LAT), abdomen (AP) and pelvis (AP) examinations at COCL, MNDH, TAFH and MMGH. The effective dose incurred by patients per examination was estimated using a PCXMC version 1.5. In order to explore the potential for dose reduction, an anthropomorphic woman phantom was used. Seventy-five radiographs were obtained from the phantom studies at COCL. MNDH and TAFH for the image quality assessment. An experienced senior radiologist at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital performed the image quality assessment, which was based on the CEC 1996 image criteria. The range of the mean DAP and the effective dose recorded for the patient dose assessment for the selected examinations at the selected facilities is (21.1 - 752.1) µGy.m2 and (0.007 - 1.402) mSv respectively. The range of the DAP and the effective dose from the phantom studies were (15.1 - 200.1) µGy.m2 and (0.03 - 0.70) mSv respectively. In all, there was an overall average dose reduction of 49.7% in the DAP values for the selected examinations at COCL, MNDH and TAFH. (author)

  11. Determination of antibiotics in sewage from hospitals, nursery and slaughter house, wastewater treatment plant and source water in Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir in China

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    Chang, Xiaotian; Meyer, M.T.; Liu, Xiuying; Zhao, Q.; Chen, H.; Chen, J.-a.; Qiu, Z.; Yang, L.; Cao, J.; Shu, W.

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    Sewage samples from 4 hospitals, 1 nursery, 1 slaughter house, 1 wastewater treatment plant and 5 source water samples of Chongqing region of Three Gorge Reservoir were analyzed for macrolide, lincosamide, trimethoprim, fluorouinolone, sulfonamide and tetracycline antibiotics by online solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Results showed that the concentration of ofloxacin (OFX) in hospital was the highest among all water environments ranged from 1.660????g/L to 4.240????g/L and norfloxacin (NOR, 0.136-1.620????g/L), ciproflaxacin (CIP, ranged from 0.011????g/L to 0.136????g/L), trimethoprim (TMP, 0.061-0.174????g/L) were commonly detected. Removal range of antibiotics in the wastewater treatment plant was 18-100% and the removal ratio of tylosin, oxytetracycline and tetracycline were 100%. Relatively higher removal efficiencies were observed for tylosin (TYL), oxytetracycline (OXY) and tetracycline (TET)(100%), while lower removal efficiencies were observed for Trimethoprim (TMP, 1%), Epi-iso-chlorotetracycline (EICIC, 18%) and Erythromycin-H2O (ERY-H2O, 24%). Antibiotics were removed more efficiently in primary treatment compared with those in secondary treatment. ?? 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. A retrospective analysis of mature cystic teratomas of the ovary: a cross sectional study from a tertiary care hospital of central region of Nepal

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    Full Text Available Background Mature cystic teratoma (MCT, usually known as dermoid cysts derived from primordial germ cells. Comparing with different other types of germ cell tumors like dysgerminomas, and endodermal sinus tumors, they are most commonly observed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence, clinical and pathological characteristics; and complications of MCT of the ovary in Chitwan district, central region of Nepal. Methods A retrospective, hospital based study was carried out in all histopathologically proven cases of MCT from July 2011 to June 2014. Relevant data were retrieved from the records of Pathology Department of Chitwan Medical College-Teaching Hospital. According to the guidelines of World Health Organization (WHO, classification of ovarian tumors was done mainly based on histogenetic principles. Results Seventy four MCTs were studied from 62 patients. Majority of the patients (74.19% were in reproductive age group of 21-40years. Chief complaint was abdominal pain. Ascites was the most common complication found in 6.45% patients. The rate of torsion was 4.84%; larger tumors underwent torsion more frequently than smaller tumors (P <0.05. Right-sided tumors outnumbered the left-sided tumors. The bilaterality rate was 19.35%. Conclusion Integrated MCT accounts for 49% of all ovarian neoplasm and occur principally during the reproductive years. Postmenopausal women or children sometimes affected. Prevalence rates of torsion were relatively less. Larger tumors have more risk of undergoing torsion than smaller tumors.

  13. Cambios en las expectativas y las actitudes de los trabajadores de la hostelería después de la ley de medidas sanitarias frente al tabaquismo Changes in hospitality workers' expectations and attitudes after the implementation of the Spanish smoking law

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    Jose M. Martínez-Sánchez

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar los cambios en las expectativas y las actitudes sobre la Ley 28/2005 de medidas sanitarias frente al tabaquismo de los trabajadores de la hostelería tras 2 años de su entrada en vigor. Métodos: Estudio longitudinal de una cohorte de trabajadores del sector de la hostelería de cinco comunidades autónomas (n=431 antes de la entrada en vigor de la ley y 24 meses después. Se comparararon el conocimiento de la ley, las expectativas de cumplimiento y los conocimientos sobre los efectos adversos del tabaquismo pasivo antes y después de la ley. Resultados: De los 431 trabajadores participantes iniciales se obtuvo respuesta de 219 a los 2 años (tasa de seguimiento del 50,8%. El 79,0% de los trabajadores conocía el proyecto de ley antes de su entrada en vigor, frente al 94,1% que afirmó conocerla después (pObjective: To assess changes in hospitality workers' expectations and attitudes towards the Spanish smoking law before and 2 years after the smoking ban. Methods: We performed a longitudinal study of a cohort (n=431 of hospitality workers in five regions in Spain before the law came into effect and 24 months later. Expectations and attitudes towards the ban and knowledge about the effect of second-hand smoke on health were compared before and after the ban. Results: We recruited 431 hospitality workers in the baseline survey and 219 were followed-up 24 months later (overall follow-up rate of 50.8%. The percentage of hospitality workers who knew the law was 79.0% before it was passed and was 94.1% 24 months later (p<0.05. We observed an increase in support to the smoke-free ban in all public places, including bars and restaurants (54.1% to 65.8%; p<0.05. The percentages of support for the current ban, perception of compliance with the ban by employees and customers, and knowledge of the effect of second-hand smoke on health also increased. Conclusions: Knowledge and support to the Spanish smoking law among hospitality workers

  14. Hospital Compare

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. You can use Hospital Compare to find...

  15. HCAHPS - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of hospital ratings for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). HCAHPS is a national, standardized survey of hospital...

  16. Health and hospital procedure regionalization: methodological approach Regionalização em saúde e procedimentos hospitalares: uma abordagem metodológica

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    Arion Cesar Foerster; Sergio Aparecido Ignacio; Maria Luiza M S Marques Dias; Carmen Regina Ribeiro

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    The present article is a contribution to the analysis of the relationship between regions and municipalities in the State of Paraná concerning the medical-hospital admission hierarchy process by the Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS (Public Health System)Este artigo apresenta uma contribuição à análise das relações que se estabelecem entre regiões e municípios do Estado do Paraná no que tange à hierarquização do atendimento médico-hospitalar de sua população através do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS)...

  17. Lazer, a vida além do trabalho para uma equipe de futebol entre trabalhadores de hospital El ocio, la vida más allá del trabajo para un equipo de fútbol entre trabajadores de hospital Leisure, life besides work for a soccer team of hospital workers

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    Rosângela Andrade Aukar de Camargo

    2003-08-01

    . Trabajan en locales cercanos dentro del hospital, favoreciendo contactos entre ellos para los juegos. Dan significado esencial al trabajo, garantizando la supervivencia personal y familiar. Valorizan las amistades y el fútbol, destacando esa actividad como medio propulsor de la promoción de salud, rescate de la autoestima, alegría, libertad, creatividad, espontaneidad, preparándole mejor para la vida personal y profesional.With a view to promoting workers' mental health, minimizing professional stress and fatigue, we investigate the meaning of work, leisure and their implications for 24 male workers at a São Paulo hospital school, who are part of a soccer team and attend the recreation association of this unit. We chose to realize Research-Action from a humanist, qualitative approach, analyzing discourse according to categories, to be of help in elaborating the educational project. Data were collected through interviews and participant observation, using photography as a support instrument. Most participants are married, have children, receive an average salary of R$ 650.00 and work near the unit, which favors contact for games. In their opinion, work guarantees personal and family survival, while leisure means fun, relaxing, integration and valorizing family and friends. They emphasize the importance of challenge in soccer as a means of promoting health, rescuing self-esteem, happiness, freedom, creativity, spontaneity, resulting in better preparation for personal and professional life.

  18. ESTUDIO DE PACIENTES CON DEFECTO DE CIERRE DE TUBO NEURAL QUE INGRESAN AL HOSPITAL INFANTIL DE MORELIA EVA SAMANO DE LOPEZ MATEOS 2005-2008.

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    García Patiño, José Heriberto

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    En los últimos años en México al igual que en otros países, hay cambio importantes en el panorama epidemiológico al grado que los padecimientos no transmisibles han sustituido los transmisibles en las principales causas de mortalidad. Entre estos padecimientos no transmisibles se contabilizan los defectos al nacimiento, observándose que alrededor del 2% de los neonatos cursan con alguna malformación importante con daño funcional y estético directo. (1-3) Entre los defe...

  19. Norovirus - hospital

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    Gastroenteritis - norovirus; Colitis - norovirus; Hospital acquired infection - norovirus ... fluids ( dehydration ). Anyone can become infected with norovirus. Hospital patients who are very old, very young, or ...

  20. Nutritional assessment of adult patients admitted to a hospital of the Amazon region Evaluación nutricional de pacientes adultos ingresados en un hospital de la región amazónica

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    K. Acuña; Portela, M; A. Costa-Matos; L. Bora; M. Rosa Teles; D. L. Waitzberg; T. Cruz

    2003-01-01

    Changes in nutritional status are important in clinical practice because they relate to an increase in morbidity and mortality. Studies about nutritional problems in hospitalized adults have been reported since the 1970s. The prevalence of malnutrition has varied from 10 to 70%, depending on the diagnostic criteria used. The hospital studied and the duration of admission. Aim: To assess, in the first day of hospital stay, the nutritional status of adults admitted to undergo elective surgery i...

  1. Mutations in specific structural regions of immunoglobulin light chains are associated with free light chain levels in patients with AL amyloidosis.

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    Tanya L Poshusta

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The amyloidoses are protein misfolding diseases characterized by the deposition of amyloid that leads to cell death and tissue degeneration. In immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL, each patient has a unique monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain (LC that forms amyloid deposits. Somatic mutations in AL LCs make these proteins less thermodynamically stable than their non-amyloidogenic counterparts, leading to misfolding and ultimately the formation of amyloid fibrils. We hypothesize that location rather than number of non-conservative mutations determines the amyloidogenicity of light chains. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We performed sequence alignments on the variable domain of 50 kappa and 91 lambda AL light chains and calculated the number of non-conservative mutations over total number of patients for each secondary structure element in order to identify regions that accumulate non-conservative mutations. Among patients with AL, the levels of circulating immunoglobulin free light chain varies greatly, but even patients with very low levels can have very advanced amyloid deposition. CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that in specific secondary structure elements, there are significant differences in the number of non-conservative mutations between normal and AL sequences. AL sequences from patients with different levels of secreted light chain have distinct differences in the location of non-conservative mutations, suggesting that for patients with very low levels of light chains and advanced amyloid deposition, the location of non-conservative mutations rather than the amount of free light chain in circulation may determine the amyloidogenic propensity of light chains.

  2. Capacitación sobre lactancia materna al personal de enfermería del Hospital General de México

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    Hernández-Garduño Adolfo Gabriel; Rosa-Ruiz Leticia de la

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    OBJETIVO: Evaluar el cambio de conocimientos acerca de la lactancia entre el personal de enfermería del Hospital General de México que asistió a un curso teórico-práctico sobre lactancia materna de 18 horas de duración. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó una intervención educativa sobre lactancia materna, con evaluación inicial y final, en el Hospital General de México, de mayo de 1996 a mayo de 1997. Se capacitó a 152 enfermeras. Se aplicó la prueba t de Student para muestras dependientes y anál...

  3. Prevalencia al nacimiento de aberraciones cromosómicas en el Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile: Período 1990-2001 Frequency of chromosomal aberrations at birth in a University Clinical Hospital

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    Full Text Available Background: A cytogenetical study should be performed to every newborn with malformations. If a chromosomal aberration is found, parents must be studied to give an adequate genetic advise. Aim: To study the frequency of chromosomal aberrations in newborns with malformations. Patients and methods: In the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile all malformations in newborns are registered, as part of the Collaborative Latin American Study of Congenital Malformations (ECLAMC. The frequency of chromosomal aberrations, determined by cytogenetical studies, was determined in newborns with malformations. Results: In the study period, there were 32,214 births. Of these, 2,268 live newborns and 43 stillbirths had malformations. Ninety nine children with malformations had chromosomal aberrations (4.3%. Trisomy 21 was the most common aberration with a rate of 23/10,000 births, followed by trisomy 18 with a rate of 4/10,000 and trisomy 18 with a rate of 1.2/10,000. Ninety four percent of these children were born alive and 16.1% died before discharge from the hospital. The masculinity indexes for Down syndrome and for trisomy 18 were 0.38 and 0.61 respectively. Conclusions: A higher frequency of female gender for trisomy 21 and male gender for trisomy 18 has not been reported previously (Rev Méd Chile 2003; 131: 651-658

  4. Caracterização dos traumas abdominais em pacientes atendidos no Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, 2006 = Abdominal trauma at the University Hospital of Maringá, 2006

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    Orlando Ribeiro Prado Filho

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available De todas as mortes por causas externas por trauma, metade poderia ser evitada, e um terço delas é dito potencialmente evitável. Objetiva-se determinar as características comuns referentes ao paciente com traumatismo abdominal. Realizou-se um estudo de 57 casos de pacientes com traumatismo abdominal atendidos no Hospital UniversitárioRegional de Maringá, no período de janeiro a dezembro de 2006. Constatou-se que a maioria das vítimas é do sexo masculino; a faixa etária mais acometida é a terceira década de vida; o trauma abdominal aberto mostrou-se discretamente mais frequente, sendo o ferimento por arma branca mais comum; a maioria das contusões abdominais se deveu aacidentes de trânsito; a realização de intervenção cirúrgica supera o tratamento conservador nos traumas abdominais abertos; nos traumas contusos, o baço e os rins foram os órgãos mais acometidos, enquanto nos ferimentos abertos a víscera mais acometida foi o intestinodelgado; a evolução para óbito predominou nos traumas abdominais abertos. Em virtude da prevalência, gravidade e importância do tema, sugere-se que mais estudos sejam realizados para que, assim, seja possível estabelecer condutas cada vez mais apropriadas à realidade doSistema Único de Saúde.Of all the deaths due to external cause trauma, half could be avoided, and a third are potentially preventable. The objective of this study was to determine the common characteristics related to patients with abdominal trauma. A study was conducted of 57 cases of abdominal trauma at the University Hospital of Maringá, during the period from January to December 2006. The majority of victims are male; the most affected age group is in its third decade oflife; open abdominal trauma proved to be slightly more prevalent, and wounds from cold steel weapons were the most common; most abdominal injuries were due to traffic accidents; the conduct of surgical intervention overcomes conservative treatment in

  5. Patient refusal for regional anesthesia in elderly orthopedic population: A cross-sectional survey at a tertiary care hospital

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    Salam, Asma Abdus; Afshan, Gauhar

    2016-01-01

    Background and Aims: Improvements in pain management techniques in the last decade have had a major impact on the practice of orthopedic surgeries, for example, total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. Although there are a number of treatment options for postoperative pain, a gold standard has not been established. In our institution, both general anesthesia and regional anesthesia (RA), are being offered to the elderly orthopedic population but RA is not frequently accepted by elderly population. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of various reasons for refusal of RA in elderly patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries. Material and Methods: A prospective study conducted over a period of 1 year, had 549 patients with ages above 60 years who underwent different types of elective orthopedic procedures 182 patients who refused RA were interviewed according to a structured questionnaire designed to assess the reasons of refusal. Results: Most common reason for the refusal of RA was surgeon's choice (38.5%), whereas 20.3% of the patients were unaware about the RA. There was a significant association between female gender and refusing RA due to backache (17.2%) and fear of being awake during the operation (24.1%) respectively. Conclusion: This survey showed that the main reasons among elderly female population were the fear of remaining awake and backache. However, overall it was the surgeon's choice which made patients refuse RA, and the anesthesiologists were the main source of information. PMID:27006550

  6. LATE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES AMONG WOMEN WHO ATTENDED AND WOMEN WHO DID NOT ATTEND FIRST TRIMESTER ANTENATAL CARE VISITS IN A SUBURBAN REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN CAMEROON

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    Tsi N. Njim, MD

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite relatively high number of women who attend antenatal care (ANC in Cameroon, there is an ever-increasing maternal mortality ratio, and pregnancy outcomes remain inadequate. A new suggested Optimal ANC Package includes attending ANC in the first trimester. This study assesses the overall ANC coverage, the percentage, and pregnancy outcomes among women who attended and did not attend ANC in the first trimester in the Buea Regional Hospital (BRH in Cameroon. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 200 consenting pregnant women presenting for delivery at the BRH. A bivariate analysis was used to compare the frequencies of various pregnancy outcomes within the the two categories of women who attended and who did not attend first trimester ANC. Results: Ninety-six percent of the women attended at least 1 ANC visit with 20.5% of these women attending ANC in the first trimester and 60.2% attending at least 4 visits. Sociodemographic and obstetric factors were not found to be associated with attending ANC in the first trimester. Also, there was no statistically significant association between all the late pregnancy outcomes assessed and attending ANC in the first trimester. Conclusions and Global Health Implications: Trends in most sub-Saharan countries seem to suggest that most women do not attend first trimester ANC. This could have negative consequences on overall perinatal outcome. More user-friendly educational programs for women of childbearing age is required in such regions to address this situation.

  7. Thermodynamic modeling and experimental investigation of the phase stability at the Ni-rich region of the Ni-Al-Cr-Ir system

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    The effect of adding 3 at.% Cr on the phase stability of the Ni-Al-Ir system was studied experimentally at 1250 deg. C. A thermodynamic description of the Ni-Al-Cr-Ir quaternary system in the Ni-rich region was then developed based on the microstructures, the crystal structures and the phase compositions determined by experiment for eight alloys in both as-cast and 1250 deg. C annealed states. The calculated isothermal section at 1250 deg. C using the obtained description was consistent with the phase-equilibrium data obtained in this study. The calculated two-dimensional section of liquidus projection was also in accordance with the primary phases of solidification observed from alloys in the as-cast state. The effects of Cr additions to the Ni-Al-Ir alloys on the as-cast and annealed microstructures were elucidated through Scheil simulation and phase-equilibrium calculation using Pandat.

  8. Specialized consulting in radiological safety to the south central hospital of high specialty, PEMEX. VI. December of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al hospital central sur de alta especialidad. PEMEX. VI. Diciembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J.A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    It is a report of a specialized consulting in radiological safety that to be carried the ININ to PEMEX for the South Central Hospital of High Specialty, to maintain the sanitary license for the use of X-ray equipment of medical diagnostic, and guarantee these services with a program of quality assurance. To give fulfilment to that requests it is programmed a technical assistance monthly, with reports of results during the development of the service. In this document it is carried a report of the advances and results in the month of december of the 2001, where the following documents are analyzed: Manual of radiological safety, program of quality assurance, operation procedures, procedure of maintenance team, procedure of medical radiological control of the specialized personnel; also are annotate the obtained results and their observations. (Author)

  9. Specialized consulting in radiological safety to the North Central Hospital of high specialty, PEMEX. V. November of 2001; Asesoria especializada en seguridad radiologica al Hospital Central Norte de alta especialidad, PEMEX. V. Noviembre de 2001

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    Angeles C, A.; Vizuet G, J.; Benitez S, J. A.; Garcia A, J.; Rodriguez A, F. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

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    It is a report of a specialized consulting in radiological safety that to be carried the ININ to PEMEX for the North Central Hospital of High Specialty, to maintain the sanitary license for the use of X ray equipment of medical diagnostic, and guarantee these services with a program of quality assurance. To give fulfilment to that requests it is programmed a technical assistance monthly, with reports of results during the development of the service. In this document it is carried a report of the advances and results in the month of November of the 2001, where the following documents are analyzed: Manual of radiological safety, program of quality assurance, operation procedures, procedure of maintenance team, procedure of medical radiological control of the specialized personnel; also are annotate the obtained results and their observations. (Author)

  10. Epidemiological and spatial analysis of scorpion stings in two regions of Morocco: Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Souss-Massa-Draa

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    Moulay Abdelmonaim El Hidan; Oulaid Touloun; Rhizlane El Oufir; Ali Boumezzough

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    Objective: To describe and compare the epidemiological features of scorpionism during six years (2005–2010) in two regions of Morocco: Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Souss-MassaDraa. Methods: Clinical and epidemiological data were obtained from medical records of the Moroccan Poison Control Center during 2005–2010. The data comprised demographics, sting characteristics and clinical severity classes. Digital maps were produced for envenomation and death incidence with the distri...

  11. Source extension region scaling for AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors using non-alloyed ohmic contacts

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    Takhar, Kuldeep; Akhil Kumar, S.; Meer, Mudassar; Upadhyay, Bhanu B.; Upadhyay, Pankaj; Khachariya, Dolar; Ganguly, Swaroop; Saha, Dipankar

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    Here we have demonstrated AlGaN/GaN based high electron mobility transistors with scaled source extension regions using non-alloyed ohmic contacts to two-dimensional electron gas (2-DEG). We show that the scaling of the extension region has profound impact on the device radio frequency (RF) response and the performance peaks at an optimum extension region length. The unity current gain (fT) and power gain frequencies (fmax) have been found to be 79.6 and 96.2 GHz, respectively, for a 260 nm gate length (Lg) and 120 nm extension region length. The devices show a very large fT × Lg product of 20.7 GHz μm at the optimum extension length. The presence of the optimum extension length and the equivalence of source extension and gate length scaling may serve as additional design rules for high performance HEMTs.

  12. Molecular Dynamics Study of the Microstructure of the Near Grain Boundary Distortion Region in Small Grain Nano-NiAl Alloy

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    WANG Jing-Yang; WANG Xiao-Wei; J.Rifkin; LI Dou-Xing

    2001-01-01

    Using the molecular dynamics simulation method, the microstructure of the distortion region near the curved amorphous-like grain boundary in nano-NiAl alloy is studied. The results show that due to the internal elastic force of the high-energy grain boundary, a distortion layer exists between the grain and grain boundary. The lattice expansion and the decreasing structure factor are observed in this region. The stacking fault in samples with a grain size of 3.8 nm is clearly observed across the distortion region at the site very close to the grain. The inItuences of different grain sizes on average distortion degree and volume fractions of the distortion region, grain and grain boundary are also discussed.

  13. Diagnóstico de problemas relacionados con medicamentos en adultos mayores al momento de ser hospitalizados Diagnosis of drug-related problems in elderly patients at the time of hospitalization

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    Teodoro J. Oscanoa

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Diagnosticar los Problemas Relacionados con Medicamentos (PRM en pacientes mayores de 64 años al momento de ser hospitalizados. Materiales y métodos. La detección de sobreprescripción y disprescripción de medicamentos se realizó con el Índice de Uso Apropiado de Medicamentos. Para subprescripcion se usaron los indicadores de Uso Adecuado de Medicamentos en adultos mayores vulnerables y la prueba de Evaluación de Subutilizacion de Medicamentos. La valoración de la adherencia a la medicación y de las reacciones adversas medicamentosas se realizó con el cuestionario de Morisky-Green y el Algoritmo de Karch y Lasagna, respectivamente. Resultados. El estudio se realizó en 100 pacientes del servicio de geriatría de un hospital de alta complejidad en Lima Perú; la media de edad fue de 76,26 + 6,91; 55% de sexo masculino. Al evaluar 555 fármacos con el Índice de Uso Apropiado de Medicamentos, 254 (45,8% tuvieron al menos uno o más de los criterios de prescripción inadecuada, lo que correspondió a 89 pacientes estudiados. Se encontró subutilización de medicamentos en pacientes que debieron recibir betabloqueadores por antecedente de infarto agudo de miocardio (59% y warfarina o aspirina por la condición de fibrilación auricular (21%. La no adherencia y la frecuencia de reacciones adversas que motivaron la hospitalización fueron de 63% y 24%, respectivamente. Conclusiones. El diagnóstico de los PRM en adultos mayores al momento de ser hospitalizados utilizando instrumentos validados, es de gran utilidad y debería formar parte de la valoración geriátrica integral en el adulto mayor.Objectives. To diagnose drug-related problems (DRPs in patients over 64 years of age at the time of hospitalization. Materials and methods. The detection of overprescription and misprescription of medications was done using the Index of Appropriate Drug Use, and for underprescription the Indication of Adequate Drug Use in Vulnerable Elderly

  14. Capacitación sobre lactancia materna al personal de enfermería del Hospital General de México Experience of nurse breastfeeding training

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    Adolfo Gabriel Hernández-Garduño

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el cambio de conocimientos acerca de la lactancia entre el personal de enfermería del Hospital General de México que asistió a un curso teórico-práctico sobre lactancia materna de 18 horas de duración. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó una intervención educativa sobre lactancia materna, con evaluación inicial y final, en el Hospital General de México, de mayo de 1996 a mayo de 1997. Se capacitó a 152 enfermeras. Se aplicó la prueba t de Student para muestras dependientes y análisis de varianza. RESULTADOS: De 152 participantes, 140 (92% respondieron ambas evaluaciones. Los resultados globales de la evaluación inicial y final fueron 5.39±1.37 y 7.74±0.79, respectivamente, y resultaron estadísticamente significativos (pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the change of knowledge in nurses attending an eighteen-hour lactation course at the General Hospital of Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted from May 1996 to May 1997 and consisted of a breastfeeding training course and pre and post-test course evaluations of nurse participants. One-hundred-and-forty out of 152 nurses were trained and evaluated. Statistical analysis consisted of a paired t-test and analysis of variance. RESULTS: Of 152 nurses attending the course, 140 (92% completed pre and post-course evaluations. Global results of pre and post-tests were 5.39±1.37 and 7.74±0.79, (p<0.001. The difference was still significant after we compared the instruction level of participants. There was a trend towards a higher level of instruction among those with higher knowledge on lactation in the post-course evaluation (p=0.004. CONCLUSIONS: An 18-hour course given to nurses significantly increased in knowledge on lactation.

  15. Chest trauma experience over eleven-year period at al-mouassat university teaching hospital-Damascus: a retrospective review of 888 cases

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Thoracic trauma is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. In this study, we present our 11-year experience in the management and clinical outcome of 888 chest trauma cases as a result of blunt and penetrating injuries in our university hospital in Damascus, Syria. Methods We reviewed files of 888 consequent cases of chest trauma between January 2000 and January 2011. The mean age of our patients was 31 ± 17 years mostly males with blunt injuries. Patients were evaluated and compared according to age, gender, etiology of trauma, thoracic and extra-thoracic injuries, complications, and mortality. Results The leading cause of the trauma was violence (41% followed by traffic accidents (33%. Pneumothorax (51%, Hemothorax (38%, rib fractures (34%, and lung contusion (15% were the most common types of injury. Associated injuries were documented in 36% of patients (extremities 19%, abdomen 13%, head 8%. A minority of the patients required thoracotomy (5.7%, and tube thoracostomy (56% was sufficient to manage the majority of cases. Mean hospital LOS was 4.5 ± 4.6 days. The overall mortoality rate was 1.8%, and morbidity (n = 78, 8.7%. Conclusions New traffic laws (including seat belt enforcement reduced incidence and severity of chest trauma in Syria. Violence was the most common cause of chest trauma rather than road traffic accidents in this series, this necessitates epidemiologic or multi-institutional studies to know to which degree violence contributes to chest trauma in Syria. The number of fractured ribs can be used as simple indicator of the severity of trauma. And we believe that significant neurotrauma, traffic accidents, hemodynamic status and GCS upon arrival, ICU admission, ventilator use, and complication of therapy are predictors of dismal prognosis.

  16. Increased rate of day surgery use for inguinal and femoral hernia repair in a decade of hospital admissions in the Veneto Region (north-east Italy): a record linkage study

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    Saia, Mario; Mantoan, Domenico; Buja, Alessandra; Bertoncello, Chiara; Baldovin, Tatjana; Zanardo, Chiara; Callegaro, Giampietro; Baldo, Vincenzo

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    Background Worldwide, there has been a marked increase in the number of inguinal and femoral hernia repairs performed as day surgery procedures. This study aimed to outline the epidemiology of the procedures for repairing unilateral inguinal and femoral hernia in the Veneto Region, and to analyze the time trends and organizational appropriateness of these procedures. Methods Drawing from the anonymous computerized database of hospital discharge records for the Veneto Region, we identified all...

  17. ANALYSIS OF COST STRUCTURE FOR PHARMACOTHERAPY OF PATIENTS WITH STABLE ANGINA (THE CASE OF CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF TVER REGIONAL CLINICAL HOSPITAL

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    M. A. Demidova

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    Full Text Available Aim. To analyze the cost structure for pharmacotherapy of patients with stable angina (SA, in particular, to compare the cost of pharmacotherapy with drugs, both included and not included into the official Standard of care (SC. Material and methods. Medical records of patients with SA (n=100 admitted to the cardiology department of Tver Regional Clinical Hospital in January-July 2010 were studied retrospectivelly. Costs of treatment with drugs specified in SC for patients with SA as well as drugs not included in SC were considered. Costs of pharmacotherapy and cost structure were determined. Pharmacoeconomical methods, especially ABC analysis, were partially used.  Results. Totally 65502.39 ruble was spent for pharmacotherapy of 100 patients with SA. Cost structure was the following: 32679.34 ruble was spent for drugs recommended by SC, 23698.18 ruble — for drugs not included in SC, and 9124.87 ruble — for drugs to treat concomitant diseases which are not taken into account by SC for patients with SA. Conclusion. SA pharmacotherapy counts 50% of the total cost for drugs recommended by SC, 36% — for drugs not included in SC but belonged to pharmacological class presented in SC, and 14% — drugs from pharmacological class not included in SC. In the process of new SC elaboration for SA patients it is necessary to take into account treatment costs of concomitant diseases especially diabetes mellitus which can account up to 9.5% of total treatment cost of SA patients.

  18. Characterization of Enterococcus faecium with macrolide resistance and reduced susceptibility to quinupristin/dalfopristin in a Japanese hospital: detection of extensive diversity in erm(B)-regulator regions.

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    Isogai, Nayuta; Urushibara, Noriko; Kawaguchiya, Mitsuyo; Ghosh, Souvik; Suzaki, Keisuke; Watanabe, Naoki; Quiñones, Dianelys; Kobayashi, Nobumichi

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    Cross-resistance to macrolide, lincosamide, and streptogramin B (MLSB) antibiotics is mainly mediated by the erm (erythromycin ribosome methylation) genes that encode 23S rRNA methylases in enterococi, and various mechanisms are involved in the streptogramin B resistance. Prevalence of MLSB resistance and its genetic mechanisms were analyzed for a total of 159 strains of Enterococcus faecium isolated from clinical specimens in a university hospital in Japan from 1997 to 2006. Resistance to erythromycin (EM) and clindamycin was detected in 88.1% and 89.9% of all the strains examined, respectively, and expression of resistance was totally constitutive. Although none of the strain was resistant to quinupristin/dalfopristin (Q/D), 28 strains (17.6%) showed intermediate resistance to Q/D (MIC: 2 μg/ml). The erm(B) gene was detected in 139 strains (87.4%), and msrC was found in all the strains examined, whereas no other known MLSB resistance genes were identified. The erm(B) regulator region (RR) containing a coding region of the leader peptide was classified into 13 genetic variations (L1-L3, M, S1-S7, D, and R genotypes) in 56 strains. However, no relatedness was identified between the erm(B) RR genotype and EM resistance, or reduced susceptibility to Q/D, although most of Q/D-intermediate strains were assigned to the L1, L2, and S1 genotypes. Q/D-intermediate strains were classified into five multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) types, including four types of clonal complex (CC)-C1, five sequence types (STs), including four STs of CC-17, and several resistance gene/virulence factor profiles. The present study revealed the occurrence of Q/D-intermediate E. faecium, which are composed of heterogeneous strains in Japan, and more genetic diversity in the erm(B) RRs than those reported previously. PMID:23442208

  19. Historia de obesidad como factor asociado al cáncer de mama en pacientes de un hospital público del Perú

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    José Rojas-Camayo; Ivá Huamaní

    2009-01-01

    Realizamos un estudio de casos y controles, en 123 pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer mamario (casos) y 208 pacientes sanas (controles). En la medición se consideró el índice de masa corporal (IMC) antiguo (peso promedio de la vida adulta de la persona) e IMC actual (peso cuantificado al momento de efectuar la investigación) y otros factores de riesgo conocidos. Los IMC antiguos mostraron un riesgo incrementado tanto en mujeres en la premenopausia: sobrepeso OR: 7,29 (IC95%: 1,75 - 30,38) y ...

  20. Valoración nutricional al ingreso hospitalario: iniciación al estudio entre distintas metodologías Nutritional assessment at the time of hospital-admission: study initiation smong different methodologies

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    L. Villamayor Blanco; G Llimera Rausell; V Jorge Vidal; C. González Pérez-Crespo; C. Iniesta Navalón; M.ª C. Mira Sirvent; M Martínez Penella; S. Rabell Íñigo

    2006-01-01

    Antecedentes y Objetivos: Las altas cifras iniciales de prevalencia de desnutrición en los enfermos hospitalizados-cercanos al 40%- es un dato preocupante. Esto permite deducir que la identificación precoz de enfermos desnutridos o en riesgo de estarlo, mediante métodos de valoración nutricional eficaces puede constituir una herramienta fundamental de cara a la planificación nutricional. El objetivo del presente trabajo ha sido aplicar a un mismo grupo de pacientes distintos métodos de valora...

  1. A Survey of Nursing Home Organizational Characteristics Associated with Potentially Avoidable Hospital Transfers and Care Quality in One Large British Columbia Health Region

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    McGregor, Margaret J.; Baumbusch, Jennifer; Abu-Laban, Riyad B.; McGrail, Kimberlyn M.; Andrusiek, Dug; Globerman, Judith; Berg, Shannon; Cox, Michelle B.; Salomons, Kia; Volker, Jan; Ronald, Lisa

    2011-01-01

    Hospitalization of nursing home residents can be futile as well as costly, and now evidence indicates that treating nursing home residents in place produces better outcomes for some conditions. We examined facility organizational characteristics that previous research showed are associated with potentially avoidable hospital transfers and with…

  2. Proyección del estudiante de Patología y Clínica Estomatológica desde el ámbito del claustro de la Facultad al Hospital Público: Registro retrospectivo de las patologías observadas Projection of oral pathology and Clinical Stomatology student from faculty class room to public hospital: Retrospective analyse of the observed diseases

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    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Estableciendo las bases del proceso Enseñanza/Aprendizaje de la Estomatología para alumnos del último nivel de la currícula de Odontología, y en especial de la Asignatura Patología y Clínica Estomatológica, se ha diseñado este estudio. El mismo se ha llevado a cabo teniendo en cuenta los siguientes Objetivos: 1 La observación del desempeño de los estudiantes en un hospital público, en donde han realizado su trabajo en terreno. 2 Un relevamiento de las lesiones y enfermedades que se han presentado con la observación y guía por el personal docente y la resolución de los casos clínicos. Material y Métodos: los alumnos del nivel quinto de la Asignatura de Patología y Clínica Estomatológica de la Facultad de Odontología de la Plata, año tras año han sido citados, por comisiones pequeñas (no más de 7 alumnos por cada una con el fin de observar y participar de la tarea hospitalaria que realiza un equipo docente de Estomatología dentro del funcionamiento del Servicio de Odontología de un Hospital de Agudos. Se tomaron los datos correspondientes a un tiempo estimado en horas de 1.800 horas paciente/docente-alumno. De 495 pacientes fueron evaluados los datos de edad, sexo, ocupación, estado civil, hábitos y factores ambientales. Se registraron los datos correspondientes a las lesiones y enfermedades y se realizó el análisis estadístico de los mismos. Resultados: 1 Los alumnos demostraron interés y entusiasmo al concurrir a la Unidad Hospitalaria. Este resultado se midió por la cantidad de alumnos que solicitaron poder concurrir al Hospital fuera de las horas de clases en forma voluntaria: 40%. 2 Del estudio del relevo de datos, las micosis superficiales fueron las más prevalentes seguidas por aftas, líquenes atípicos y carcinomas a células escamosas. Conclusiones: 1 Se observa que el Hospital docente asistencial pareciera brindar al mecanismo de Enseñanza/ Aprendizaje, la posibilidad de insertar al alumno en la

  3. Contribución de la cultura al crecimiento de la economía regional española

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    Peña Sánchez Antonio Rafael

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza la influencia que la cultura ha ejercido sobre la productividad y el nivel de desarrollo económico de las regiones españolas entre 1983 y 2001. Los resultados obtenidos en las estimaciones econométricas elaboradas permiten avalar la hipótesis de que el capital social ha influido positiva y significativamente en la productividad y el nivel de desarrollo económico. Se concluye que resulta aconsejable definir y poner en práctica políticas que favorezcan las redes sociales, sobre todo en las regiones más débiles, con el fin de facilitar un proceso de convergencia regional que haga factible un mayor grado de cohesión económica y social, entre las Comunidades Autónomas españolas.

  4. Intersubband transitions in nonpolar GaN/Al(Ga)N heterostructures in the short- and mid-wavelength infrared regions

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    This paper assesses nonpolar m- and a-plane GaN/Al(Ga)N multi-quantum-wells grown on bulk GaN for intersubband optoelectronics in the short- and mid-wavelength infrared ranges. The characterization results are compared to those for reference samples grown on the polar c-plane, and are verified by self-consistent Schrödinger-Poisson calculations. The best results in terms of mosaicity, surface roughness, photoluminescence linewidth and intensity, as well as intersubband absorption are obtained from m-plane structures, which display room-temperature intersubband absorption in the range from 1.5 to 2.9 μm. Based on these results, a series of m-plane GaN/AlGaN multi-quantum-wells were designed to determine the accessible spectral range in the mid-infrared. These samples exhibit tunable room-temperature intersubband absorption from 4.0 to 5.8 μm, the long-wavelength limit being set by the absorption associated with the second order of the Reststrahlen band in the GaN substrates

  5. Evaluation of the Impact of AlRS Radiance and Profile Data Assimilation in Partly Cloudy Regions

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    Zavodsky, Bradely; Srikishen, Jayanthi; Jedlovec, Gary

    2013-01-01

    Parallel experiments using AIRS L1B and L2 retrieved profiles were run for 29 case study days for early Winter 2011. Forecasts over and downstream regions of low, opaque cloudy regions yield improved T and Z anomaly correlations when non-thinned set of profiles is assimilated instead of radiances. Initial results indicate that GSI does a good job on the whole of determining cloud-free radiances there are some areas coincident with areas of larger profile impact that are misrepresented (compared to MODIS) that may result in reduced analysis impact.

  6. Historia de obesidad como factor asociado al cáncer de mama en pacientes de un hospital público del Perú

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    José Rojas-Camayo

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Realizamos un estudio de casos y controles, en 123 pacientes con diagnóstico de cáncer mamario (casos y 208 pacientes sanas (controles. En la medición se consideró el índice de masa corporal (IMC antiguo (peso promedio de la vida adulta de la persona e IMC actual (peso cuantificado al momento de efectuar la investigación y otros factores de riesgo conocidos. Los IMC antiguos mostraron un riesgo incrementado tanto en mujeres en la premenopausia: sobrepeso OR: 7,29 (IC95%: 1,75 - 30,38 y obesidad OR: 23,43 (IC95%: 2,4 - 229.7; como en mujeres posmenopáusicas: obesidad OR: 3,33 (IC95%: 1,54 - 7,19 y obesidad OR: 6,04 (IC95%: 1,78 - 20,50. Por otro lado, al evaluar el IMC actual, se encontró asociación en las premenopáusicas donde el sobrepeso es un factor protector OR: 0,23 (IC95%: 0,05 - 0,99 y la obesidad no muestra asociación OR: 0,37 (IC95%: 0,08 - 1,8, asimismo, en las posmenopáusicas no se evidenció asociación con el sobrepeso OR: 0,79 (IC95%:0,35 - 1,85 ni con la obesidad OR: 1,19 (IC95%: 0,42 - 3,38. Se concluye que la historia de obesidad está asociada con un incremento de riesgo de cáncer mamario tanto en mujeres premenopáusicas y posmenopáusicas.

  7. 76 FR 35017 - United States et al. v. United Regional Health Care System; Public Comments and Response on...

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    ... 20530 April 20, 2011. BY E-MAIL Mr. Joshua H. Soven, Chief of the Litigation I Section, Antitrust...: Comments to Proposed Consent Judgment in U.S. v. United Regional Health Care System Dear Mr. Soven: The..., cardiology services, and obstetric services. Kell West has considered expansion into additional services...

  8. Predictors and outcomes of patient safety culture in hospitals

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    Jaafar Maha; Jamal Diana; Dimassi Hani; El-Jardali Fadi; Hemadeh Nour

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    Abstract Background Developing a patient safety culture was one of the recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine to assist hospitals in improving patient safety. In recent years, a multitude of evidence, mostly originating from developed countries, has been published on patient safety culture. One of the first efforts to assess the culture of safety in the Eastern Mediterranean Region was by El-Jardali et al. (2010) in Lebanon. The study entitled "The Current State of Patient Safety C...

  9. Chemistry of groundwater of Al-Ahsa Oasis eastern region Saudi Arabia and its predictive effects on soil properties.

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    Al-Zarah, Abdullah I

    2008-02-01

    Saudi Arabia is an arid and the largest country in the middle east with a total land area of 2.253 x 10(6) km2. Recent urban and rural expansion has shown manifold increases in water use in various sectors. Water resources are limited and non-renewable coupled with unpredicted scanty rainfall. In order to meet the rising water needs, evaluation of water quality is important for allocation to various uses. A total of 101 well water samples were collected from Al-Ahsa Oasis. Water samples were analyzed for total salt concentration, pH, Ca, Mg, Na, K, HCO3, Cl, SO4, NO3, F and B contents. Soil Salinity Development (SSD), adjusted sodium adsorption ratio (adj.SAR), adjusted sodium adsorption ratio (adj. R(Na)) and Exchangeable Sodium Percentage (ESP) were calculated. The EC of groundwater ranged between 1.23 and 5.05 dS m(-1). Sodium was the most abundant cation followed by Ca, Mg and K in descending order. Chloride was the most abundant anion followed by SO4 and HCO3 in groundwater of Al-Ahsa Oasis. A significant correlation was found between Na and Cl (R2 = 0.936). Thermodynamics calculation revealed that an appreciable amount of Ca and Mg is associated with Cl and SO4 ions. The SAR and ESP values are within the permissible limits according to Ayers and Westcot, 1985. The NO3 concentration is within safe limits for drinking purpose according to WHO (1998) standards. The Saturation Indices (SI) indicated that groundwater is under-saturated (negative SI) with respect to certain minerals (for example: calcite, dolomite, gypsum, anhydrite, halite, pyrite, fluorite and aragonite) and oversaturated (positive SI) with respect to some other minerals (For example: Goethite, Siderite and hematite). The negative saturation index (SI) reveals that most of minerals are in un-saturated state and will dissolve more Ca and Mg into the soil solution after irrigation. A good relationship exists between Cl and other ions (Na, Ca and Mg) as well as between SO4 and Ca and Mg ion of

  10. Derivaciones al Servicio de Urgencias del hospital en una población de ancianos residentes: Estudio retrospectivo sobre sus causas y adecuación Hospital transfers from a population of elderly residents: A retrospective study about the causes and suitability

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    José Carlos Bermejo Higuera

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analizar las causas y la adecuación de las derivaciones de ancianos institucionalizados al Servicio de Urgencias del hospital. Método: estudio descriptivo retrospectivo transversal sobre la población de una residencia de la Comunidad de Madrid. Se recogieron datos de 45 pacientes derivados durante el año 2008, con un total de 62 derivaciones. Derivación adecuada o pertinente fue aquella que cumpliera uno de los siguientes criterios: 1 el paciente ingresó o estuvo en observación más de 24 horas; 2 precisó ser valorado por un especialista y/o requirió pruebas diagnósticas no disponibles en el centro; y 3 necesitó tratamiento no disponible en el centro. Análisis estadístico descriptivo. Resultados: el 98,4% de las derivaciones cumplió los criterios de adecuación; 67% Criterio 1,21% Criterio 2 y no otros, y 77,4% Criterio 3. La causa más frecuente de derivación fue la sospecha de fractura poscaída (32,3%. El porcentaje anual de fallecidos (22,38% fue menor que el observado en otras residencias madrileñas, de ellos, el 15,55% falleció en el hospital.Aim: to analyse the causes and suitability of elderly resident transfers to hospital emergencies service. Methods: a retrospective and descriptive study about the resident population in a Residence of Comunidad de Madrid. We recorded data from 45 patients transferred in 2008, out of a total of 62 transfers. A suitable or appropriate derivation was one fulfilling at least one of the following criteria: 1-the patient was admitted to hospital or stayed in observation for more than 24 hours, 2- the patient had to be seen by a specialist or required a diagnosis test that was not available in the centre, 3- the patient needed treatment that was not available in the centre. The statistical analysis was descriptive. Results: 98.4% of the transfers complied with the suitability criteria: 67% criterion 1,21% criterion 2 but not other and 77% criterion 3. The most frequent cause for

  11. Low birth weight in Mexico: new evidence from a multi-site postpartum hospital survey Bajo peso al nacer en México: nueva evidencia a partir de una encuesta postparto multi-hospitalaria

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    Reanne Frank

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To identify factors related to cases of low birth weight among a sample of Mexican women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present analysis utilizes data from a post partum survey of 565 women implemented in eight different social security hospitals in western Mexico during 2001. Women giving birth to low weight infants (2.5 kgs were oversampled and make up half of the sample. RESULTS: A series of logistic regression equations are presented that estimate the risk of low birth weight. Study findings indicate that, although behavioral factors appear to be highly significant in predicting the odds of low birth weight, socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors were found to be important in determining utilization of prenatal care. CONCLUSIONS: The key role of behavioral characteristics in determining low birth weight risk and the role of socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors in determining prenatal care usage highlights the need to improve prenatal care utilization by disadvantaged populations.OBJETIVO: Objetivo. Identificar los factores relacionados con el bajo peso al nacer en mujeres mexicanas. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizan datos de una encuesta recientemente aplicada en 2001 a 565 mujeres en condición de posparto, en ocho hospitales de la Secretaría de Salud, en el Occidente de la República Mexicana, que permite una evaluación detallada de los factores que contribuyen al riesgo de bajo peso. La mitad de las mujeres había dado a luz a recién nacidos de bajo peso (menos de 2.5 kgs y el resto de peso normal. Este trabajo presenta los resultados de una serie de regresiones logísticas que estiman el riesgo de bajo peso al nacer. RESULTADOS: Los resultados indican que mientras los factores de comportamiento están asociados significativamente al bajo peso al nacer, los factores sociodemográficos y socioeconómicos están más relacionados con la utilización de servicios de atención prenatal. CONCLUSIONES: El papel clave de las

  12. Caracterización de la esclerosis tuberosa en pacientes que consultan al Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, Medellín, Colombia

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    Dagoberto Nicanor Cabrera Hémer

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available La esclerosis tuberosa (ET es una enfermedad autosómica dominante, que afecta muchos sistemas y cursa con diversas manifestaciones clínicas, entre ellas epilepsia, retardo mental y lesiones cutáneas. Se hizo un estudio retrospectivo para contribuir a la caracterización de la esclerosis tuberosa en Medellín, Colombia. Se revisaron 21 historias, 62% mujeres y 38% hombres; la edad media al momento del diagnóstico fue 23 meses, todos los pacientes tenían epilepsia y lesiones cutáneas, las crisis más frecuentes fueron las parciales con generalización secundaria (66%, 47% tuvieron espasmos infantiles, la mayoría presentaron dos o más tipos de crisis (90%. Todos los pacientes recibieron anticonvulsivantes, los más frecuentemente utilizados fueron: fenobarbital, ácido valproico, vigabatrina, carbamazepina y clonazepam. En general, la mayoría de los pacientes requirieron varios medicamentos durante la evolución de su enfermedad y los pocos que lograron un adecuado control de la epilepsia, lo hicieron con anticonvulsivantes de primera generación. CONCLUSIÓN:las características de nuestra serie son similares a las reportadas en la literatura mundial. Los antiepilépticos de primera generación siguen siendo la principal herramienta terapéutica para el tratamiento inicial de los pacientes Medellín.

  13. Mecanismos kaldorianos del crecimiento regional: Aplicación empírica al caso del ALADI (1980-2007

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    Christine Carton Madura

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available According to Kaldor (1970, regional growth patterns arise from a cumulative causation process as broadly combining two substantial mechanisms i.e. a productivity regime, known as the “Kaldor-Verdoorn” law, and a demand regime due to the expansion of exportations. This paper attempts to assess empirically the Kaldor’s framework in characterizing economic growth for 11 ALADI countries from a panel data set over period 1980 to 2007. After having controlled industrial heterogeneity, the results are indicating the existence of two regional trends within member states, especially in terms of external demand constraint. It can be pointed out a group of countries for which the link between productivity gains and demand growth has become weaker, due to an increasing external dependence as well as a detrimental competitive position. Finally, findings are quite conclusive insofar as the existence of the Kaldorian mechanisms is corroborated in explaining trajectories of ALADI countries while both increasing returns to scale and demand led growth are seemingly playing a significant role in the region.

  14. High-Performance 1.55-µm Superluminescent Diode Based on Broad Gain InAs/InGaAlAs/InP Quantum Dash Active Region

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    Khan, Mohammed Zahed Mustafa

    2014-08-01

    We report on the high-performance characteristics from superluminescent diodes (SLDs) based on four-stack InAs/InGaAlAs chirped-barrier thickness quantum dash (Qdash) in a well structure. The active region exhibits a measured broad gain spectrum of 140 nm, with a peak modal gain of ~41 cm-1. The noncoated two-section gainabsorber broad-area and ridge-waveguide device configuration exhibits an output power of > 20 mW and > 12 mW, respectively. The corresponding -3-dB bandwidths span ~82 nm and ~72 nm, with a small spectral ripple of <; 0.2 dB, related largely to the contribution from dispersive height dash ensembles of the highly inhomogeneous active region. These C-L communication band devices will find applications in various cross-disciplinary fields of optical metrology, optical coherent tomography, etc.

  15. Bleaching effect in passive regions of powerful 1.02 μm InGaAs/AlGaAs DQW laser diodes with ridged waveguide structure

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    Ryabtsev, G. I.; Bezyazychnaya, T. V.; Bogdanovich, M. V.; Parastchuk, V. V.; Yenzhyieuski, A. I.; Burov, L. I.; Gorbatsevich, A. S.; Ryabtsev, A. G.; Shchemelev, M. A.; Bezotosnyi, V. V.; Shore, K. A.; Banerjee, S.

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    It has been shown that the cavity trapped amplified luminescence (CTAL) flux formed within the active region of a powerful 1.02 μm InGaAs/AlGaAs DQW laser diode (LD) with a ridged waveguide structure, can cause the bleaching of passive areas leading to abrupt hysteresis-type changes in the light-current and spectral characteristics. The post-threshold rise of the CTAL flux within the non-lasing parts of the active region is most likely to play significant role in the nonlinear optical phenomena observed in investigated LDs. The frequency-integrated CTAL flux density at which bleaching takes place is equal to 6.5×108 W/m2. The hysteresis-type loop can be removed through the LD “run-in” procedure or high-temperature annealing of the LD chip in an hydrogen atmosphere.

  16. Stopped depletion region extension in an AlGaN/GaN-HEMT: A new technique for improving high-frequency performance

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    Asad, Mohsen; Rahimian, Morteza

    2015-08-01

    We present a novel structure for AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors. The structure consists of a multi-recess AlGaN barrier layer and recessed metal ring (RBRM-HEMT). The barrier thickness narrowing between the gate and the source/drain regions minimizes the depletion region extension, which leads to smaller gate-drain ( C GD ) and gate-source ( C GS ) capacitances. This technique shows a great improvement in high-frequency and high-power applications. In high-frequency operation, the cut-off frequency ( f T ) and the maximum oscillation frequency ( f max ) of the RBRM-HEMT are found to be 133 GHz and 216 GHz respectively, which is significantly higher than the 94 GHz and the 175 GHz obtained for the conventional GaN HEMT (C-HEMT). In addition, a more uniform and low-crowding electric field is obtained under the gate close to the drain side due to the recessed metal-ring structure. A 128% improvement in breakdown voltage ( V BR ) is achieved compared to the C-HEMT. Consequently, the maximum output power density ( P max ) is increased from 11.3 W/mm in the C-HEMT to 24.4 W/mm for the RBRM-HEMT.

  17. Uranium statistical and geological evaluation of airborne spectrometric data in the Al-Awabed region and its surroundings (Area-3), Northern Palmyrides, Syria

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    Qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis have been applied to the Airborne spectrometric data from the Al-Awabed region and its surroundings (Area-3), Northern Palmyrides, Syria. It was shown that equivalent uranium eU values vary between a minimum of 0.01 and a maximum of 22.33 ppm. The probability graph has been used to compute the threshold level of uranium in the study area. It was found that this threshold level of 5.54 ppm agrees well with that obtained by traditional statistical computation (X-bar+2 sigma). Uranium prospecting methodology is proposed in order to explain the origin of the radioactive anomalies related to the Al-Awabed region and its surroundings in Area-3, and to determine the dominant geological conditions that effectively contribute to the radioactive anomalies occurring in the study area. Four radioactive-geological profiles have been established in Area-3, where their analysis and study reveal that lowlands and basins, the unconformity between Palaeogene and Neogene, the contact between Cretaceous and Palaeogene and the phosphate beds themselves are considered favorable environments for uranium deposits. The proposed methodology is proven and field verified and can be therefore applied in other areas considered as promising for uranium deposits. (author)

  18. Neurocisticercose em pacientes internados por epilepsia no Hospital Regional de Chapecó região oeste do Estado de Santa Catarina Prevalence of neurocysticercosis among epileptic in-patients in the west of Santa Catarina - Southern Brazil

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    PAULO CESAR TREVISOL-BITTENCOURT

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available Neurocisticercose é condição provocada pela infecção do sistema nervoso pelo Cysticercus cellulosae, a forma larvária da Taenia solium. Ela é, muito provavelmente, a principal responsável pela elevada prevalência de epilepsia no Brasil. Em diversas áreas do país, possui um caráter endêmico, gerando grande dispêndio financeiro para um enfrentamento das diversas complicações neurológicas relacionadas a ela. Sabe-se que por suas peculariedades sócio-econômicas, com suinocultura disseminada, a região sul do Brasil, é considerada pelo ministério da Saúde como uma área de alto risco. Para averiguar sua importância entre nós, um estudo, considerando internações por epilepsia e sua etiologia, foi realizado na cidade de Chapecó, principal cidade do oeste de Santa Catarina. O período coberto pela investigação foi de 1995, entrada em funcionamento de tomógrafo computadorizado no Hospital Regional daquela cidade, até o mês de novembro de 1996. Uma expressiva prevalência de neurocisticercose, aproximada de 24%, foi observada entre os indivíduos internados pelo diagnóstico de epilepsia. Algo em torno de 40% dos infectados apresentava lesões em sua fase ativa, sugerindo uma aquisição recente. Nossos dados sugerem que a despeito desta região sediar agro-indústrias de projeção internacional, a cisticercose grassa endemicamente na área. Um controle deste flagelo terceiro mundista poderia ser obtido com a difusão de mensagens educativas, em linguajar apropriado, para uma sensibilização de toda a população vivendo naquela região. Além disso, todos aqueles indivíduos envolvidos em suinocultura, independentemente de como seja esta classificada, deveriam ser objeto de atenção especial.Neurocysticercosis (NC is an endemic condition in several areas of Brazil. It is most likely the major responsible for the high prevalence of epilepsy in our country, estimated in 1-2% of general population. We performed a study to

  19. El envejecimiento y las oportunidades económicas: las principales regiones del mundo al final del siglo

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    Behrman, Jere R.; Suzanne Duryea; Miguel Székely

    1999-01-01

    (Disponible en idioma inglés únicamente) En este trabajo se presentan nuevos elementos de juicio sobre las principales regiones del mundo y los países más poblados de cada región, y las relaciones entre las edades promedio de esas poblaciones y tres grupos de resultados económicos: 1) agregados macroeconómicos (ahorro doméstico como proporción del PIB, PIB per cápita, capital por trabajador e ingresos tributarios como porcentaje del PIB); 2) gasto gubernamental en educación y salud, y 3) indi...

  20. Epidemiological and spatial analysis of scorpion stings in two regions of Morocco: Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Souss-Massa-Draa

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    Moulay Abdelmonaim El Hidan

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To describe and compare the epidemiological features of scorpionism during six years (2005–2010 in two regions of Morocco: Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Souss-MassaDraa. Methods: Clinical and epidemiological data were obtained from medical records of the Moroccan Poison Control Center during 2005–2010. The data comprised demographics, sting characteristics and clinical severity classes. Digital maps were produced for envenomation and death incidence with the distribution of all scorpion species present on the studied area. Results: A total of 75313 scorpion sting cases were notified. The incidence of scorpion stings was 244 cases/100000 population/year and was significantly higher at Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz than Souss-Massa-Draa. The general lethality rate was on an average of 0.28% with a higher rate in Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz compared to Souss-Massa-Draa. There was a different distribution of cases between genders in the two studied regions. With respect to age groups, adults (more than 15 years were affected most compared to children. When analyzed according to the incidence in each province, the highest envenomation incidence was observed in Chichaoua. Concerning lethality, the highest lethality incidence was observed in the Kelaa. Based on this study, we could distinguish three zones: low scorpion stings occurrence without death, high incidence with low lethality and high scorpion stings rate with high lethality. Conclusions: Our data clearly demonstrate the correlation between scorpion stings incidence and the percentage of rural population in the different provinces. Additionally, the lethality incidence could be linked to the scorpion species of the studied area.

  1. Low-loss optical waveguides for the near ultra-violet and visible spectral regions with Al2O3 thin films from atomic layer deposition

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    In this work, we report low-loss single-mode integrated optical waveguides in the near ultra-violet and visible spectral regions with aluminum oxide (Al2O3) films using an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. Alumina films were deposited on glass and fused silica substrates by the ALD process at substrate/chamber temperatures of 200 oC and 300 oC. Transmission spectra and waveguide measurements were performed in our alumina films with thicknesses in the range of 210-380 nm for the optical characterization. Those measurements allowed us to determine the optical constants (nw and kw), propagation loss, and thickness of the alumina films. The experimental results from the applied techniques show good agreement and demonstrate a low-loss optical waveguide. Our alumina thin-film waveguides are well transparent in the whole visible spectral region and also in an important region of the UV; the measured propagation loss is below 4 dB/cm down to a wavelength as short as 250 nm. The low propagation loss of these alumina guiding films, in particular in the near ultra-violet region which lacks materials with high optical performance, is extremely useful for several integrated optic applications.

  2. The mortality of acutely ill medical patients for up to 60 days after admission to a resource poor hospital in sub-Saharan Africa compared with patients of similar illness severity admitted to a Danish Regional Teaching Hospital

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    Nabayigga, Barbara; Kellett, John; Brabrand, Mikkel; Opio, Martin Otyek

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    60days mortality of 195 Ugandan and 588 Danish acutely ill medical patients that had a NEWS >6 at the time of their admission to the hospital. The association of vital sign changes, alertness and mobility at admission on subsequent outcome was explored. RESULTS: More Kitovu (34.4%) than Danish...... patients (22.1%) died within 60days of admission (OR 1.85, 95% CI 1.27-2.71, p 0.001). However, the survival of non-comatose patients admitted without severely deranged vital signs or who were able to stand without help was identical in both cohorts (Chi square 0.32, p 0.57): these patients made up 50% of...... huge selection and treatment bias found no survival difference at 60days after admission to resource rich and resource poor hospitals for patients without severely deranged vital signs or who were able to stand without help....

  3. Hospital Hints

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    ... and your family. They can help find homecare, rehabilitation, social services, long-term care, and support groups. Inside the Hospital Hospitals have many patient-care areas. For example, the intensive care unit (also called the ICU) has special equipment and staff to care for ...

  4. The effect of race on the discriminatory accuracy of models to predict biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy: results from the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital and Duke Prostate Center databases

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    Moreira, DM; Presti, JC; Aronson, WJ; Terris, MK; Kane, CJ; Amling, CL; Sun, LL; Moul, JW; Freedland, SJ

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    To evaluate whether race modifies the accuracy of nomograms to predict biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy among subjects from the Shared Equal Access Regional Cancer Hospital (SEARCH) and Duke Prostate Center (DPC) databases. Retrospective analysis of 1721 and 4511 subjects from the SEARCH and DPC cohorts, respectively. The discrimination accuracy for BCR of seven previously published predictive models was assessed using concordance index and compared between African-Ame...

  5. Prevalencia de dislipidemias en los pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico en el Hospital Clínico Regional de Concepción.

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    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: El lupus eritematoso sistémico es considerado un factor de riesgo cardiovascular. En estos pacientes es frecuente hallar dislipidemias. La terapia corticoesteroide favorece las alteraciones lipídicas. HIPÓTESIS: Los pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico presentan hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia o ambos, en mayor proporción que la población general. OBJETIVO: Determinar la prevalencia de dislipidemias en los pacientes diagnosticados de lupus eritematoso sistémico y controlados en el policlínico de reumatología del Hospital Clínico Regional de Concepción. MATERIAL Y MÉTODO: Estudio descriptivo transversal en pacientes diagnosticados de lupus eritematoso sisté-mico, y que se han controlado durante el 2010 en el policlínico de reumatología. Las variables estudiadas fueron: sexo, edad, hipercolesterolemia, hipertrigliceridemia, dosis/ tiempo de uso de corticoides e hidroxicloroquina. RESULTADOS: Total de pacientes estudiados (n=154, 88,9% (n=137 mujeres, edad promedio 45,6 + 5 años, 40,9% (n=43 presenta hipertrigliceridemia; 55,2% (n=58 presenta hipercolesterolemia y 65,9% (n=100 presenta ambas alteraciones. Pacientes con evolución menor de 10 años: 50% (n=29 presenta hipercolesterolemia, 34,5% (n=20 presentaba hipertrigliceridemia; con 11-20 años de evolución: 56,25% (n=18 presenta hipercolesterolemia.; 43,75% (n=14 presenta hipertrigliceridemia Con evolución mayor a 20 años: 73,3% (n=11 presenta hipercolesterolemia; 60% (n=9 presentaba hipertrigliceridemia Usuarios de corticoides 89% (n=138 y de hidroxicloroquina 92,4% (n=142. DISCUSIÓN: La principal alteración es hipercolesterolemia. Pacientes con más años de evolución presentan mayor número de dislipidemias. La mayoría son usuarios de corticoides. Concluimos que la prevalencia de dislipidemias es más frecuente en pacientes con lupus eritematoso sistémico que la población general. Mientras más años de evolución, se aprecia mayor

  6. Adesão de pacientes com AIDS ao tratamento com antiretrovirais: dificuldades relatadas e proposição de medidas atenuantes em um hospital escola Adhesión del paciente con SIDA al tratamiento con antiretrovirales: dificultades relatadas y propuesta de medidas atenuantes en un hospital escuela Adherence of AIDS patients to treatment with antiretroviral drugs in a university hospital: difficulties observed and suggestions of interventions

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    Rosely Moralez de Figueiredo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Com finalidade de propor medidas que facilitem a adesão do paciente com AIDS ao tratamento, este trabalho teve como objetivo caracterizar os erros e as principais dificuldades relatadas por 61 pacientes com AIDS atendidos junto ao Hospital de Clínicas da UNICAMP. Os erros mais freqüentes foram referentes às combinações entre as drogas e falta de jejum; as dificuldades relatadas foram: quantidade de medicamentos e reações adversas. As autoras propuseram, a partir destes dados, a utilização de um roteiro ilustrado para realização de orientações relativas aos medicamentos. Espera-se assim que a orientação individualizada possa contribuir para minimizar as falhas da adesão à terapêutica.Con la finalidad de proponer medidas que faciliten la adhesión del paciente con SIDA al tratamiento, este trabajo tuvo como objetivo caracterizar los errores y las principales dificultades relatadas por 61 pacientes con SIDA atendidos en el Hospital Clínicas de la UNICAMP. Los errores más frecuentes estuvieron relacionados con las combinaciones entre las drogas y la falta de ayuno; las dificultades relatadas fueron: Cantidad de medicamentos y reacciones adversas. Las autoras propusieron, a partir de estos datos, la utilización de una guía ilustrada para dar orientaciones relacionadas con los medicamentos. Se espera que la orientación individualizada pueda contribuir para disminuir las fallas en la adhesión al tratamiento.This study aimed at identifying the incidence of drug intake errors and the main therapy-related difficulties among AIDS patients as well as at proposing measures to increase patients' adherence to treatment. Sixty-one patients with AIDS assisted by the University Hospital of São Paulo State University at Campinas were interviewed. The most frequent errors concerned the combinations of drugs and the length of fasting. The difficulties reported were adverse effects and the variety of drugs. Based on these data, the authors

  7. Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals

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    ... for-Profit Community Hospitals 2,870 Number of Investor-Owned (For-Profit) Community Hospitals 1,053 Number ... on www.aha.org is granted to AHA Institutional Members, their employees and State, Regional and Metro ...

  8. 11-W CW 100-μm fiber-coupled 971-nm Al-free active region pump source

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    Larat, Christian; Auzanneau, Sophie-Charlotte; Calligaro, Michel; Parillaud, Olivier; Krakowski, Michel; Boulant, Benoit; Laugustin, Arnaud; Fillardet, Thierry

    2004-05-01

    Laser diodes at 980 nm have important applications in medicine (surgery, dentistry) and Telecoms for WDM, high bit rate networks (Er or Er/Yb doped fibre amplifiers). These applications need a high coupling efficiency of the source into a fibre. High brightness mini-bars with an emissive length of 2.7 mm have been recently developed. These devices consist of an array of aluminium free active region index guided tapered laser diodes with standard AR/HR coatings. We have improved the performances as a result of a new epitaxial layer and a new mini-bar design. We measure an optical output power of 25W at 40A under CW operation at 15°C. At 25°C and 33A, we obtain 20W CW and the far field along the slow axis has a Gaussian shape, with a low FWHM value of 3.5°. Along the fast axis, the far-field also has a Gaussian shape and a FWHM of 31,5°. To couple this tapered diode laser mini-bar into a 100μm diameter fibre (0.26 numerical aperture), we use a patented collective beam shaping technique for optical coupling. We obtain a coupled power of 11.2W under CW operation at 971 nm, 21°C with an emitted power from the mini-bar of 21.7W, resulting in a coupling efficiency of 52%. The conductively cooled mini-bar, all the optics and the optical fibre connector are assembled into a 82x62x23mm package. To our knowledge this is the highest reported power coupled into 100μm optical fibre from a single laser diode chip using a collective coupling scheme without any array of micro-optics.

  9. Hospital fundamentals.

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    Althausen, Peter L; Hill, Austin D; Mead, Lisa

    2014-07-01

    Under the current system, orthopaedic trauma surgeons must work in some form of hospital setting as our primary service involves treatment of the trauma patient. We must not forget that just as a trauma center cannot exist without our services, we cannot function without their support. As a result, a clear understanding of the balance between physicians and hospitals is paramount. Historical perspective enables physicians and hospital personnel alike to understand the evolution of hospital-physician relationship. This process should be understood upon completion of this chapter. The relationship between physicians and hospitals is becoming increasingly complex and multiple forms of integration exist such as joint ventures, gain sharing, and co-management agreements. For the surgeon to negotiate well, an understanding of hospital governance and the role of the orthopaedic traumatologist is vital to success. An understanding of the value provided by the traumatologist includes all aspects of care including efficiency, availability, cost effectiveness, and research activities. To create effective and sustainable healthcare institutions, physicians and hospitals must be aligned over a sustained period of time. Unfortunately, external forces have eroded the historical basis for the working relationship between physicians and hospitals. Increased competition and reimbursement cuts, coupled with the increasing demands for quality, efficiency, and coordination and the payment changes outlined in healthcare reform, have left many organizations wondering how to best rebuild the relationship. The principal goal for the physician when partnering with a hospital or healthcare entity is to establish a sustainable model of service line management that protects or advances the physician's ability to make impactful improvements in quality of patient care, decreases in healthcare costs, and improvements in process efficiency through evidence-based practices and protocols. PMID

  10. Prevalência de neurocisticercose em pacientes atendidos no setor de neurologia do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná, Brasil = Neurocysticercosis prevalence in patients assisted at the neurology sector of the Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, state of Paraná, Brazil

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    Maria da Luz Ribeiro Moitinho

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estimar a prevalência de neurocisticercose, livros de registro de pacientes internados e ambulatoriais atendidos no setor de neurologia do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná, no período de janeiro de 2000 a junho de 2003, foram analisados. Dos 1.713 atendimentos realizados, observaram-se 13(0,8% pacientes com diagnóstico de neurocisticercose. Em quatro pacientes o diagnóstico foi estabelecido no período de estudo; nos demais, entre os anos de 1993 e 1999. Com relação ao sexo, a prevalência de neurocisticercose foi de 0,8% no sexo masculino e 0,7% no sexo feminino. Quanto à idade, a prevalência foi maior na faixa etária de 11 a 30 anos (1,3% e acima dos 50 anos (1,2%. Dos municípios que tiveram casos de neurocisticercose, os de Ângulo, Marialva, Floresta e Mandaguaçu apresentaram as maiores prevalências.Manifestações epilépticas e cefaléia foram as principais queixas dos pacientes diagnosticados. A observação de um caso com a forma ativa e um com a forma transicional, entre os quatro diagnosticados no período analisado, indica que a infecção continua ativa em nosso meio,merecendo das autoridades sanitárias constante vigilância.Register books of ambulatory patients and of the ones in hospital, assisted at the neurology sector of the Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, State of Paraná, from January, 2000 to June, 2003, were evaluated with the purpose of estimating the neurocysticercosis prevalence. Out of the 1,713 individuals attended, 13 (0.8% patients were given the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. In four patients, such a diagnosis was established during the study period, and the others were evaluated from 1993 to 1999. Concerning sex, the prevalence of neurocysticercosis was of 0.8% in males and 0.7% in females. As for age, the prevalence was greater in 11-30-year-old patients (1.3% and in individuals who were above 50 years old (1.2%. With respect to the

  11. Response of first attack of inflammatory bowel disease requiring hospital admission to steroid therapy Respuesta al tratamiento esteroideo del primer brote de enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal que requiere ingreso hospitalario

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    M. Abu-Suboh Abadía

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: corticoid administration is the usual treatment of Crohn' disease (CD and ulcerative colitis (UC attacks. How-ever, information available on response rates and their predictive factors is scarce. Objective: to establish response to steroidal treatment in an homogeneous group of patients with CD or UC during their first admission to hospital. Methods: restrospective analysis of 86 patients who received systemic steroidal treatment for a severe flare-up during their first hospital admission between 1995 and 2000. Patients were treated per protocol with fluid therapy, absolute diet, IV 6-methyl-prednisolone 1 mg/kg/day, and enoxaparin at prophylactic doses. Clinical response at 30 days was considered good in case of complete remission, and poor in case of partial or absent remission. Univariate and multivariate analyses according to non-parametric statistics were performed for sociodemographic and biologic variables. Results: 45 patients with CD and 41 with UC were included. Good response rates were 64.4% for CD and 60.9% for UC. The univariate analysis showed that patients with good response have shorter evolution times and fewer previous flare-ups (p Introducción: la administración de corticoides constituye el tratamiento habitual de los brotes de enfermedad de Crohn (EC y colitis ulcerosa (CU. Sin embargo, existe poca información sobre las tasas de respuesta y los factores que puedan predecirla. Objetivo: determinar la respuesta al tratamiento esteroideo en un grupo homogéneo de pacientes de EC y CU que ingresan por primera vez en el hospital. Métodos: análisis retrospectivo de 86 pacientes que en su primer ingreso hospitalario recibieron tratamiento esteroideo sistémico por brote grave de EC o CU entre 1995 y 2000. Fueron tratados de forma protocolizada con sueroterapia, dieta absoluta, 6-metil-prednisolona 1 mg/kg/día IV y enoxaparina a dosis profilácticas. Se ha considerado la respuesta clínica a los 30 días como

  12. Información sobre la medicación y adherencia al tratamiento antirretroviral de gran actividad en pacientes con VIH/SIDA de un hospital de Lima, Perú

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    Juana Pacífico

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la asociación entre la información sobre la medicación y adherencia al tratamiento antirretroviral de gran actividad (TARGA en pacientes con VIH/SIDA de un hospital de Lima, Perú. Materiales y métodos. Estudio de corte transversal analítico. Por medio de entrevistas se aplicó el cuestionario SIMS (Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale para medir la satisfacción con la información recibida sobre los medicamentos y el cuestionario SMAQ (Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire para determinar la adherencia al TARGA. Mediante revisión de historias clínicas se recogieron datos sociodemográficos y clínicos. Resultados. Se encuestaron 364 pacientes. La satisfacción con la información recibida sobre los medicamentos no estuvo asociada a la adherencia a TARGA (p=0,611. Factores asociados a la satisfacción con la información fueron: sexo femenino (ORa= 0,52; IC 95% 0,30- 0,90; el grado de instrucción superior (ORa=0,45; IC 95% 0,27-0,75 y la edad: ORa= 1,05 (IC 95% 1,02-1,08. Hubo mayor satisfacción con los informes recibidos sobre la acción y uso de los medicamentos frente a la información sobre sus potenciales reacciones adversas (48,9 vs. 43,1%; p=0,0291. Conclusiones. La satisfacción con la información recibida sobre los medicamentos no estuvo asociada a la adherencia a TARGA. La satisfacción con la información recibida sobre el TARGA se incrementa con la edad y es menor en mujeres y el grado de instrucción superior. Hay deseos de mayor información sobre las potenciales reacciones adversas al TARGA.

  13. Hospital Inspections

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Welcome to hospitalinspections.org, a website run by the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) that aims to make federal hospital inspection reports easier...

  14. L' influenza nella regione Lazio dal 1999 al 2003: casi di sindrome influenzale, ricoveri ospedalieri per malattie respiratorie e coperture vaccinali

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    A. Pasquarella

    2003-05-01

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    Obiettivi: 1 Descrivere l’andamento dei ricoveri ospedalieri per patologie respiratorie acute e croniche concomitanti alle epidemie stagionali da virus influenzale dal 1999 al 2003, in relazione con la segnalazione dei casi di sindrome influenzale (ILI da parte dei medici sentinella. 2 Misurare l’eccesso dell’ospedalizzazione influenza-correlata nelle diverse fasce di età rispetto ai periodi non epidemici. 3 Analizzare le modificazioni del ricorso al ricovero ospedaliero in relazione al tasso di copertura della vaccinazione antinfluenzale nella popolazione anziana, su scala regionale e nelle diverse ASL.

    Metodi: sono stati estratti dal Sistema Informativo
    Ospedaliero i ricoveri per patologie respiratorie
    influenza-correlate (codici ICD9-CM: 480-487; 460-
    466; 490-496 relativi agli anni 1999-2003.
    L’incidenza di ILI è stata stimata sulla base delle
    segnalazioni dei medici sentinella afferenti alla
    rete FLU-ISS dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

    Per il calcolo dei tassi di copertura è stato utilizzato l’archivio
    nominativo dei soggetti vaccinati contro l’influenza,
    attivo nella regione Lazio dal 1999. Nel periodo considerato sono stati messi in relazione i tassi di ospedalizzazione età-specifici, le incidenze di ILI e le coperture vaccinali. L’eccesso di ospedalizzazione è stato misurato confrontando i tassi relativi ai periodi epidemici e non epidemici.

    Risultati: i tassi di ospedalizzazione per malattie respiratorie sono risultati costantemente superiori nei periodi di maggiore circolazione virale, in particolare negli ultrasessantaquattrenni. Con il progressivo aumento del tasso di copertura vaccinale regionale (da circa il 25% della stagione 1999-2000 a oltre il 60% della stagione 2002-2003 non si è registrata una corrispondente diminuzione dei ricoveri ospedalieri per patologie influenza-correlate.
    L

  15. 78 FR 27485 - Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the...

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    ... fiscal year FPL Federal poverty line FQHC Federally qualified health center FR Federal Register FTE Full... CFR Parts 412, 418, 482, et al. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Fiscal...

  16. Assistência humanizada ao neonato prematuro e/ou de baixo peso: implantação do Método Mãe Canguru em Hospital Universitário Asistencia humanizada al recién nacido prematuro y/o de bajo peso: implantación del Método Madre Canguro en el Hospital Universitario Humanized assistence to premature and/or low weigh newborn: implantation of Kangaroo-Mother Method at a University Hospital

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    Fabrícia Adriana Mazzo Neves

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Relato de experiência de enfermeiros e equipe multiprofissional no processo de implantação do Método Mãe Canguru no Hospital Universitário, da Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Paraná, em 2002, com os objetivos de: humanizar o cuidado ao recém-nascido prematuro e/ou de baixo peso, aprimorando o suporte familiar; promoção de maior nível de satisfação da equipe assistencial. O bebê fica em contato pele a pele com o peito da mãe, pai ou familiar significativo, com benefícios para seu peso, temperatura, afetividade, aleitamento materno, além da provável redução no tempo de internação e risco de infecção. Capacitada pelo Ministério da Saúde, uma equipe passou à implantação e multiplicação do Método; elaborado um Projeto de Extensão institucional, multiprofissional, como organizador e integrador do ensino à assistência. Dificuldades encontradas foram em relação à associação entre tecnologia, relacionamento interpessoal e entre as diversas áreas, cuidado humano e participação familiar.Se trata del relato de experiencia de enfermeros y grupo multiprofesional en el proceso de implantación del Método Madre Canguro en el Hospital Universitario, de la Universidad Estatal de Maringá, Paraná, en el 2002, con los objetivos de: humanizar el cuidado al recién nacido prematuro o bajo peso, mejorando el soporte familiar, promoción de mayor nivel de satisfacción del grupo asistencial. El bebé permanece en contacto piel a piel con el pecho de la madre, padre o familiar significativo, con beneficios para el peso, temperatura, afecto, amamantamiento, además de la probable reducción en el tiempo de internamiento y riesgos de infección. Capacitado por el Ministerio de Salud, un grupo pasó a la implantación y multiplicación del Método; elaborado un Proyecto de Extensión institucional multiprofesional como organizador e integrador de la enseñanza y asistencia. Fueron encontradas dificultades en relación a la

  17. Expectativas de gerentes e assessores de enfermagem quanto ao estilo gerencial do diretor executivo de um hospital de ensino Expectativas de gerentes y asesores de enfermería referente al estilo gerencial del director eyecutivo de un hospital escuela The managerial style of an executive director of a university hospital: perceptions and expectations of nursing managers and assistants

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    Lúcia Marinilza Beccaria; Neide Fávero

    2000-01-01

    Este estudo focalizou as expectativas de 13 enfermeiros de um hospital de ensino, quanto ao estilo gerencial do diretor executivo. Utilizou-se o Grid Gerencial de BLAKE & MOUTON (1987), como referencial teórico e aplicou-se um questionário baseado no Instrumento Grid & Liderança em enfermagem, de TREVIZAN (1993). Os resultados evidenciaram que o estilo mais esperado corresponde, no Grid Gerencial, à "gerência em equipe", ou 9.9. O segundo estilo desejado foi a "gerência do homem organizaciona...

  18. Non-monotonic magnetoresistance in an AlGaN/GaN high-electron-mobility transistor structure in the ballistic region

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    Wang, Y. T.; Woo, T. P.; Lo, S. T. [National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Kim, G. H. [Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Liang, C. T. [Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of); National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (China)

    2014-05-15

    In this report, we will discuss the nonmonotonic magnetoresistance (MR) in an AlGaN/GaN high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) in a perpendicular magnetic field B in the ballistic region (k{sub B}T τ/h > 1) and in the weakly-disordered limit (k{sub F}l = 159 >> 1), where k{sub B}, T, τ , h, k{sub F} , and l represent the Boltzmann constant, temperature, elastic scattering time, reduced Planck constant, Fermi wave vector and mean free path, respectively. The MR shows a local maximum between the weak localization (WL) and the Shubnikov-de Haas regions. In the low magnetic field regime, the quantum correction to the conductivity is proportional to T{sup -3/2}, which is consistent with a recent theory [T. A. Sedrakyan, and M. E. Raikh, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 106806 (2008)]. According to our results, as the temperature is increased, the position of the MR maximum in B increases. These results cannot be explained by present theories. Moreover, in the high-magnetic-field regime, neither the magnetic and nor the temperature dependences of the observed MR is consistent with present theories. We, therefore, suggest that while some features of the observed nonmonotonic MR can be successfully explained, further experimental and theoretical studies are necessary to obtain a thorough understanding of the MR effects.

  19. Adesão ao tratamento de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca em um hospital universitário Adhesión al tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico de pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca en hospital universitario Adherence of patients with heart failure to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment in a teaching hospital

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    Raquel Azevedo de Castro

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A baixa adesão ao tratamento de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC é um dos fatores relacionado a re-internações. Nesta perspectiva, este estudo, conduzido em um hospital universitário no Rio Grande do Sul, buscou descrever a adesão ao tratamento farmacológico e não farmacológico de pacientes admitidos com IC descompensada, relacionando-a com o número de internações e re-internações hospitalares no período de um ano. A adesão farmacológica foi avaliada pela escala de Morisky, e a não farmacológica por meio de um questionário previamente validado. Incluíram-se 252 pacientes, idade média 63±13 anos e 151 (60% do sexo masculino. Quanto à adesão ao tratamento farmacológico, 118 (47% referiram alta adesão e 45 (18% eram aderentes ao tratamento não farmacológico. Não houve relação entre adesão ao tratamento (farmacológico e não farmacológico e re-internações. Conhecimento prévio dos cuidados não farmacológicos, identificação dos sintomas de congestão e aqueles que já faziam tratamento para IC foram relacionados à adesão.La baja adhesión al tratamiento de pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca (IC es uno de los factores relacionados a las re-internaciones. En esta perspectiva, este estudio, realizado en hospital universitario en Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, buscó describir la adhesión al tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico de pacientes con IC descompensada, relacionándola con el número de internaciones y re-internaciones hospitalarias en el período de un año. La adhesión farmacológica fue evaluada por la escala de Morisky, y la no farmacológica, por medio de un cuestionario previamente validado. Se incluyeron 252 pacientes, media de edad 63±13 años, 60% (151 masculino. Sobre la adhesión al tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico, se relató alta adhesión en 47% (118 y 18% (45, respectivamente. No hubo relación entre la adhesión al tratamiento y re

  20. An experience of the introduction of a blood bank automation system (Ortho AutoVue Innova) in a regional acute hospital.

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    Cheng, Yuk Wah; Wilkinson, Jenny M

    2015-08-01

    This paper reports on an evaluation of the introduction of a blood bank automation system (Ortho AutoVue(®) Innova) in a hospital blood bank by considering the performance and workflow as compared with manual methods. The turnaround time was found to be 45% faster than the manual method. The concordance rate was found to be 100% for both ABO/Rh(D) typing and antibody screening in both of the systems and there was no significant difference in detection sensitivity for clinically significant antibodies. The Ortho AutoVue(®) Innova automated blood banking system streamlined the routine pre-transfusion testing in hospital blood bank with high throughput, equivalent sensitivity and reliability as compared with conventional manual method. PMID:25863409

  1. Performance of health product risk management and surveillance conducted by health personnel at sub-district health promotion hospitals in the northeast region of Thailand

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    Kanjanarach T; Jaisa-ard R; Poonaovarat N

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    Tipaporn Kanjanarach,1,2 Raksaworn Jaisa-ard,1,2 Nantawan Poonaovarat3 1Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; 2Center for Research and Development of Herbal Health Products, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; 3Health Consumer Protection, Chaiyapum Health Provincial Office, Chaiyapum, Thailand Background: Health personnel at sub-district health promotion hospitals (SD-HPHs) are assigned to take responsibility for 15 activities related to health...

  2. Maternal risk factors for low birth weight for term births in a developed region in China: a hospital-based study of 55,633 pregnancies

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    Bian, Yihua; Zhang, Zhan; Liu, Qiao; Wu, Di; Wang, Shoulin

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    Low birth weight (LBW) is an important risk factor for neonatal and infant mortality and morbidity in adults.. However, no large scale study on the prevalence of LBW and related maternal risk factors in China has been published. To explore the effects of maternal factors on LBW for term birth in China, we conducted a hospital-based retrospective study of 55, 633 Chinese pregnancy cases between 2001 and 2008. Maternal sociodemographic data, history of infertility and contraceptive use were obt...

  3. Profiles of gall bladder cancer reported in the hospital cancer registry of a Regional Cancer Center in the North-East India

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    Srabana Misra Bhagabaty; Jagannath Dev Sharma; Manigreeva Krishnatreya; Pintu Nandy; Amal Chandra Kataki

    2014-01-01

    Background: The incidence of gall bladder cancer (GBC) is very high in this part of the world and there is little information on the descriptive epidemiology of GBC from our population. Methods: A retrospective study on the data set of hospital cancer registry was analyzed. The data set consisted of patient information registered during the period of January 2011 to December 2012. The cases included for the present study were histologically confirmed and radiologically diagnosed cases of G...

  4. Molecular Characterization of Carbapenemases and Quinolone Resistance Determining Region Enzymes-Producing Isolates in an Outbreak at the University Hospital of Leipzig

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    Al Qasem, Hala

    2014-01-01

    Beta lactam resistance producing isolates of Enterobacteriacea and non-Enterobacteriacea have emerged since more than seventy years ago (Abraham and Chain, 1940). They are known to cause both community and hospital-acquired infections. Resistance against carbapenem is primarily mediated by the production of enzymes that destroy the beta lactam antimicrobials, which are produced by these isolates involving the expression of serine and metalobetalactamase genes KPC, IMP, VIM, NDM-1 and OXA-48. ...

  5. Suspected acute appendicitis in female patients: Trends in diagnosis in emergency department in a University Hospital in Western region of Saudi Arabia

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    Objective was to determine the negative appendectomy rate; utilization, accuracy of Alvarado scale, ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) in diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Hospital records of 124 female patients admitted for suspicious of acute appendicitis from January 2003-January 2004 to the Emergency Department (ED) at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital Jeddah, Saudi Arabia were reviewed retrospectively. We reviewed the age of patients, clinical presentation, Alvarado scale, US, CT, histopathalogical diagnosis of appendicular specimen. A total of 124 female patients aged 6-64 years were presented to ED with right iliac fossa pain. Of the total, 103 patients have appendectomies (83.1%), 21 (16.9%) patients underwent conservative treatment. Prevalence of advanced appendicitis was 13.7% and negative appendectomy rate was 27.2%. Accuracy rate of appendicitis with Alvarado scale 67.7%, US was 57.9% CT was 66.7%. Postoperative correlation was found between advanced cases and Alvarado scale (r=0.338), and hospital stay duration (r=0.250, p<0.01). Clinical findings and experiments remain of major importance in appendicitis-diagnosis. When appendicitis appears with atypical presentations, it remains a clinical challenge. In such cases, laboratory and imaging investigation may be useful in establishing a correct diagnosis. Alvarado scoring system is easy, simple and cheap complementary aid for supporting the diagnosis of acute appendicitis especially for junior surgeons. (author)

  6. Prevalence and determinants of diabetic retinopathy in Al Hasa region of Saudi Arabia: primary health care centre based cross-sectional survey, 2007-2009

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    Khan Ataur

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    Full Text Available Purpose: To evaluate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR in the urban and rural areas of Al Hasa region of Saudi Arabia and to determine risk factors related to DR. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on patient attending primary health care centers between July 2007 and June 2009. A retrospective chart review was conducted on subjects with diabetes mellitus greater than 18 years old. Ophthalmologists examined DR status through dilated pupils by using direct, indirect, and slit lamp bio-microscopy. Frequencies, percentage, and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs were calculated. Odd′s ratio was used to associate DR with possible risk factors. A P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The prevalence of DR among 473 diabetic subjects was 30% (95% CI: 25.80-34.20. The odd ratios (ORs of DR among diabetic residing in an urban area was significantly higher than diabetics residing in rural areas [OR = 1.94 (95% CI of OR 0.82-2.89]. DR was associated to the duration of diabetes (adjusted OR = 1.70, uncontrolled blood sugar level (adjusted OR = 1.96, hyperlipidemia (adjusted OR = 2.04, and hypercholesterolemia (adjusted OR = 2.80. Conclusions: DR appears to be a public health problem in the Al Hasa district of Saudi Arabia, and a planned approach is required to avoid severe visual impairment in patients with diabetes mellitus. Primary prevention and early detection could be implemented through primary health centers and non-ophthalmologists.

  7. Treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and mature В-cell acute leukemia in children and adolescents: data of Russian regional hospitals

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    Ye. V. Samochatova; L. N. Shelikhova

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    The article presents treatment results of 233 patients (children and adolescents under 19 years old; median — 8.76 years) with CD20-positive non-Hodgkin lymphomas and B-cell acute leukemia (B-NHL/B-AL) received chemotherapy (BFM B-NHL 90–95 protocols) or combined chemo-immunotherapy with rituximab (B-NHL-2004mab protocol). Combined chemo-immunotherapy was used for patients with Burkitt lymphoma, diffuse large cells lymphomas stage III–IV and B-AL, and included cytoreductive phase, 6 polychemo...

  8. Validating the use of Hospital Episode Statistics data and comparison of costing methodologies for economic evaluation: an end-of-life case study from the Cluster randomised triAl of PSA testing for Prostate cancer (CAP)

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    Thorn, Joanna C; Turner, Emma L; Hounsome, Luke; Walsh, Eleanor; Down, Liz; Verne, Julia; Donovan, Jenny L; Neal, David E; Hamdy, Freddie C; Martin, Richard M; Noble, Sian M

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    Objectives To evaluate the accuracy of routine data for costing inpatient resource use in a large clinical trial and to investigate costing methodologies. Design Final-year inpatient cost profiles were derived using (1) data extracted from medical records mapped to the National Health Service (NHS) reference costs via service codes and (2) Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data using NHS reference costs. Trust finance departments were consulted to obtain costs for comparison purposes. Setting 7 UK secondary care centres. Population A subsample of 292 men identified as having died at least a year after being diagnosed with prostate cancer in Cluster randomised triAl of PSA testing for Prostate cancer (CAP), a long-running trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Results Both inpatient cost profiles showed a rise in costs in the months leading up to death, and were broadly similar. The difference in mean inpatient costs was £899, with HES data yielding ∼8% lower costs than medical record data (differences compatible with chance, p=0.3). Events were missing from both data sets. 11 men (3.8%) had events identified in HES that were all missing from medical record review, while 7 men (2.4%) had events identified in medical record review that were all missing from HES. The response from finance departments to requests for cost data was poor: only 3 of 7 departments returned adequate data sets within 6 months. Conclusions Using HES routine data coupled with NHS reference costs resulted in mean annual inpatient costs that were very similar to those derived via medical record review; therefore, routinely available data can be used as the primary method of costing resource use in large clinical trials. Neither HES nor medical record review represent gold standards of data collection. Requesting cost data from finance departments is impractical for large clinical trials. Trial registration number ISRCTN92187251

  9. Conocimiento sobre melanoma y prácticas de protección frente al sol en pacientes del Hospital Cullen de Santa Fe, Argentina Knowledge of melanoma and sun-protective practices in patients at José M. Cullen Hospital of Santa Fe, Argentine

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    A Loza

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Melanoma es un cáncer de piel de mortalidad alta, cuya incidencia ha aumentado mundialmente en los últimos años. El siguiente estudio está destinado a detectar el conocimiento de la población sobre melanoma y las medidas de protección frente a la radiación UV (RUV, considerando que las dos terceras partes de los casos de melanoma se asocian al sol. Objetivo general. Detectar el conocimiento sobre melanoma y las prácticas de protección solar, en pacientes que consultan en el Servicio de Dermatología e internados en Clínica Médica del Hospital José M. Cullen. Materiales y métodos. Estudio observacional, prospectivo, longitudinal y descriptivo. La población abarcó 275 pacientes, entre 16 y 85 años, voluntarios del consultorio de Dermatología e internados en Clínica Médica del Hospital José M. Cullen. Mediante el programa Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 15.0, se realizó un análisis descriptivo y la prueba de Chi cuadrado, para determinar asociación estadística, entre variables cualitativas con significancia de pBackground. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, showing an increasing incidence worldwide over the past years. The aim of this study was to assess people's knowledge about melanoma, and their protective measures against UV radiation, considering that two-thirds of melanoma cases are associated to sun exposure. General objective. To assess the knowledge about melanoma and the sun protective practices in patients who attended the Department of Dermatology and in those admitted to the General Internal Medicine Unit of José M. Cullen Hospital. Material and methods. It was an observational, prospective, longitudinal, descriptive study. A sample of 275 participants aged between 16-85 years was included, composed of voluntary patients from the Department of Dermatology and inpatients from the General Internal Medicine Unit of José M. Cullen Hospital. The Statistical Package for

  10. Mudanças na assistência ao idoso após promulgação do Estatuto do Idoso segundo profissionais de hospital geriátrico Cambios en asistencia al anciano después promulgación del Estatuto del Anciano según profesionales de hospital geriátrico Changes in the care of the elderly after the enactment of the Elderly Statute according to professionals of a geriatric hospital

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    Maristela Santini Martins

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou conhecer o contato da equipe multiprofissional com o Estatuto do Idoso e qual a interferência dessa Lei na assistência ao idoso institucionalizado. O cenário do estudo foi um Hospital Geriátrico de São Paulo, onde residem 297 idosos. Participaram 35 profissionais integrantes da equipe multiprofissional da Instituição que responderam a um questionário composto de perguntas abertas e fechadas. Os resultados foram divididos em categorias e submetidos à análise descritiva. Destacou-se que 68,6% dos profissionais acreditam estar ocorrendo mudanças na assistência, mesmo que lentamente, após a promulgação da Lei, e que elas ocorreram na equipe multiprofissional, que buscou especialização específica, melhorando a assistência; nas instituições que se adaptaram para atender às especificidades dos idosos; nos próprios idosos e em suas famílias que, sentindo-se respaldados pela Lei, passaram a reivindicar mais os seus direitos.En este estudio se tuvo como objetivo conocer el contacto del equipo multiprofesional con el Estatuto del anciano y la interferencia de la ley en la asistencia al anciano institucionalizado. El escenario del estudio fue un Hospital Geriátrico de Sao Paulo, donde residen 297 ancianos. Participaron 35 profesionales integrantes del equipo multiprofesional de la institución los cuales respondieron a un cuestionario compuesto de preguntas abiertas y cerradas. Los resultados fueron divididos en categorías y sometidos al análisis descriptivo. El 68,6% de los profesionales consideran que está ocurriendo cambios en la asistencia, aunque lentamente, después de la promulgación de la ley, y que ellos se produjeron en el equipo multiprofesional, buscando especialización específica, mejorando así la asistencia en las instituciones, que se adaptaron para atender las especificidades de los ancianos, en los propios ancianos y en sus familias, los que sintiéndose respaldados por la ley pasaron a

  11. Frequency of cranium-cerebral traumas in children. Study at a hospital in the region during the period 2005-2010

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    Gioyzeli G.

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of this study was to look into the occurrence and distribution of Cranium-cerebral traumas among the pediatric population in the Prefecture of Laconia during the years 2005-2010, with the aim of seeking causes or risk factors, the record of the typed of treatment (diagnosis, therapy, outcome and the correlation with demographic and other factors. Material-Method: This study was conducted with collected data from the hospital records and emergency log bogs from the Emergency Department of the General Hospital of Sparta. Specifically modified record from were used, which included the demographic facts of the patients, the methods of their arrival to the hospital, their clinical picture, the type and the gravity of their injury, possible accompanying injuries, diagnostic test, treatment and the outcome and facts that are relevant to the injury and the cause of it. The statistical analysis was done by using parametric tests and statistical; analysis concerning the descriptive characteristics of variables made in Microsoft Office Excel 2007, PASW Statistics 18. Results: There were 569 cases of children with head injuries, who came to the Emergency Department from the 1 January 2005 until 31 December 2010. Out of the told of the cases, 68,5% was for boys while 31,5% was for girls. The cause of cranium cerebral trauma in children is influenced by the place of residence and their means of arrival at the Emergency Department, while the outcome of cranium cerebral trauma are influenced by nationality and place of residence.Conclusions: This study highlighted the magnitude and the epidemiological characteristics of the problems of Cranium cerebral trauma in the Prefecture of Laconia, with a view for the need of intervention at a level of prevention.

  12. RIESGOS DE ENFERMEDAD EN EL TRABAJO DE MÉDICOS Y ENFERMEROS EN UN HOSPITAL REGIONAL DEL ESTADO BRASILEÑO DE MATO GROSSO

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    Nereida Maria Guabiroba Coelho Barros; Luiz Carlos Honório

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    Este artículo, tiene como base la Psico-dinámica del Trabajo, analiza los riesgos de enfermedad en el trabajo de médicos y enfermeros que atienden las emergencias en un hospital público del estado brasileño de Mato Grosso. Se realizó una investigación descriptiva cualitativa a través de entrevista semiestructurada, inspirada en Inventario de Trabajo y Riesgos de Enfermedad (ITRA), de Mendes y Ferreira (2007). Los núcleos de sentido que surgieron del estudio revelaron que el contexto de los en...

  13. Epidemiological features and specificities of HCV infection: a hospital-based cohort study in a university medical center of Calabria region

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    Full Text Available Abstract The epidemiological status of HCV in Europe, and in particular in Mediterranean countries, is continuously evolving. The genotype distribution is related to improvement of healthcare conditions, expansion of intravenous drug use and immigration. We review and characterize the epidemiology of the distribution of HCV genotypes within Calabria, an area of Southern Italy. We focus on the pattern of distinct HCV genotype changes over the last 16 years; particularly subtype 1b and genotype 4. We collected data by evaluating a hospital-based cohort of chronic hepatitis C patients; in addition, we report an update including new patients enrolled during last eight months.

  14. Academic Hospitality

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    Phipps, Alison; Barnett, Ronald

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    Academic hospitality is a feature of academic life. It takes many forms. It takes material form in the hosting of academics giving papers. It takes epistemological form in the welcome of new ideas. It takes linguistic form in the translation of academic work into other languages, and it takes touristic form through the welcome and generosity with…

  15. Hospital Malnutrition

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    Asumadu-Sarkodie, Samuel

    2012-01-01

    Malnutrition seen in hospitals usually occurs as some form of protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Primary PEM results from an acute or chronic deficiency of both protein and calories. Secondary PEM, or cachexia, results from a disease or medical condition such as cancer or gastrointestinal disease that alters requirements or impairs utilization of nutrients.

  16. Hospitality and hostility in hospitals

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    Jensen, Tina Blegind; Aanestad, Margunn

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the adoption of healthcare information systems (HIS) from a user perspective. Our case study concerns how a group of orthopaedic surgeons experienced and reacted to the adoption and mandatory use of an Electronic Patient Record system in a Danish hospital. We...... propose to use the concepts of hospitality and hostility to turn our attention to the interaction between the host (the surgeons) and the guest (the information system) and consider how the boundaries between them evolved in the everyday work practices. As an alternative to previous studies on technology...

  17. Evaluation of heavy metal pollution in water wells and soil using common leafy green plant indicators in the Al-Kharj region, Saudi Arabia.

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    Al-Hammad, Bushra Ahmed; Abd El-Salam, Magda Magdy

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    This study was performed to determine the levels of eight heavy metals in irrigation well water and soil and to assess the suitability of some leafy green plants that are commonly cultivated in the Al-Kharj region, Saudi Arabia, for human consumption using an atomic absorption spectrometer. The mean concentrations of metals ranged from 0.0001 to 0.436 mg/L in well water and from 0.248 to 164.52 mg/kg in soil. The heavy metal concentrations showed significant differences among the different leafy green plants studied. Parsley (4.98 mg/kg) exhibited higher levels of Pb than other leafy green plants, whereas mallow (0.097 mg/kg) revealed greater amounts of Cd than other plants. All of the leafy green plants retained essential metals (Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn) more than the toxic metals (Pb and Cd). The levels of some of the metals in the leafy green plants were found to meet the FAO/WHO-recommended limits. The monitoring of heavy metals in leafy green plants must be continued because these plants are the main source of food for humans in many parts of the world and are considered to be bio-indicators for environmental pollution. PMID:27147237

  18. Análise da produção e taxa de geração de resíduos sólidos de serviços de saúde do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá = Production analysis and generation rate of solid health-care waste at Maringá Regional University Hospital

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    Lucila Akiko Nagashima; Carlos de Barros Junior; Carlos Edmundo Rodrigues Fontes

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    Os resíduos sólidos de serviços de saúde (RSSS) representam reduzida parcela do total dos resíduos sólidos urbanos gerados diariamente por uma cidade. Considerando a própria origem, parte desses resíduos apresenta riscos e dificuldades especiais em seu manejo, devido especialmente ao caráter infeccioso de alguns componentes. Estasconstatações associadas à necessidade de conhecer a situação dos RSSS do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá motivaram a elaboração do estudo. A pesquisa busc...

  19. Exploration and practice of public welfare activities and regionalization in public hospitals%公立医院区域化公益活动的探索与实践

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    The article introduced a“medical alliance beneficial to the community”in one hospital through the regional cooperation,which focused on the common requirements and goals,and actively explored the regionalization, specialization,socialization and project management of medical services with mutual benefits.%介绍了某医院通过区域化合作,组成“惠民医盟”社团组织,着眼共同需求、共同目标,积极探索区域化、专业化、社会化、项目化的医疗服务机制,形成了互惠共赢的局面。

  20. Estimating hospital service areas using mortality statistics.

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    Carpenter, E S; Plessas, D. J.

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    This article reports research testing an alternative methodology for patient origin studies that uses hospital deaths as a proxy measure for all discharges from a selected group of urban tertiary hospitals. Results indicated that mortality data from vital statistics records provide a reasonable approximation of patient travel patterns to acute care hospitals. Hospital service area indexes constructed from mortality statistics accurately predicted, on an aggregate regional basis, the results o...

  1. Hospital waste management in Lebanon

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    Hospital wastes comprises approximately 80% domestic waste components, also known as non-risk waste and 20% hazardous or risk waste. The 20% of the hospital waste stream or the risk waste (also known as infectious, medical, clinical wastes) comprises components which could be potentially contaminated with infections, chemical or radioactive agents. Therefore, it should be handled and disposed of in such a manner as to minimize potential human exposure and cross-contamination. Hospital risk waste and be subdivided into seven general categories as follows: infections, anatomical/pathological, chemical, pharmaceutical, radioactive waste, sharps and pressurised containers. These waste categories are generated by many types of health care establishments, including hospitals, clinics, infirmaries.... The document presents also tables of number of hospitals and estimated bed number in different regions in Lebanon; estimated hospital risk and non-risk waste generation per tonnes per day for the years 1998 until 2010 and finally sensitivity analysis of estimated generation of hospital risk waste in Lebanon per tonnes per day for the years 1998 until 2010. The management, treatment and disposal of hospital risk waste constitute important environmental and public safety issues. It is recognised that there is alack of infrastructure for the safe and environmentally acceptable disposal of hospital waste in Lebanon

  2. Hospital infections in neonatal intensive care units

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    Đurišić Jasna; Marković-Denić Ljiljana N.; Ilić Slobodanka; Ramadani Ruždi

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    Introduction Sick newborn babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU) are al increased risk for hospital-acquired infections (HI). The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and localization of neonatal hospital infections in NICU. Material and methods A prospective, six-month study was carried out in a NICU. All patients hospitalized in NICU longer then 48 hours were examined according to their basic descriptive-epidemiological characteristics and the incidence of all hospita...

  3. Adesão ao tratamento e hospitalizações entre pacientes que realizam aplicações de Flufenazina Depot Adhesión al tratamiento y hospitalización entre pacientes que realizan aplicaciones de Flufenazina Depot Compliance with treatment and hospitalization among patients using Flufenazine Depot

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    José Menna Oliveira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Os autores revisam a bibliografia sobre medicação depot e apresentam dados referentes à adesão ao tratamento e hospitalizações entre os pacientes que realizam aplicações de enantato de flufenazina em regime ambulatorial no Hospital Espírita de Pelotas. MÉTODO: Analisaram-se os prontuários de pacientes que foram incluídos no regime depot anteriormente a maio de 2001 e que realizaram pelo menos uma aplicação entre maio de 2001 e junho de 2002, quanto à adesão ao tratamento e eventuais hospitalizações. RESULTADOS: De um total de 100 pacientes, 66 permaneciam em regime depot ao término do período estudado. Destes, 40 (61% apresentavam boa adesão ao tratamento, enquanto 26 (39% apresentavam má adesão. Houve um total de 25 pacientes que sofreram hospitalizações, entre os quais a maioria não estava em tratamento no término do estudo ou apresentava má adesão. Entre os pacientes procedentes do mesmo bairro em que se situa o hospital, 10 (67% apresentavam boa adesão em comparação com 30 pacientes (59% procedentes de bairros distintos. DISCUSSÃO: O número de hospitalizações variou visivelmente, conforme a permanência ou não em tratamento e a adesão ao mesmo. Pacientes provenientes de bairros distantes do hospital tenderam a apresentar pior adesão ao tratamento. CONCLUSÕES: É possível que pacientes em regime de aplicação depot residentes próximos ao local de aplicação beneficiem-se mais do tratamento que aqueles residentes em locais distantes. São necessários mais estudos comparando administrações depot com VO em termos de adesão e investigando fatores preditores de boa adesão ao tratamento.OBJETIVOS: Los autores revisan la bibliografía sobre medicación depot y presentan datos referentes a la adhesión al tratamiento y hospitalizaciones entre los pacientes que realizan aplicaciones de enantato de flufenazina en régimen ambulatorio en el Hospital Espiritista de Pelotas. MÉTODO: Fueron

  4. Estado de la provisión de cuidados nutricionales al paciente quemado: Auditoría de procesos en un Servicio de Quemados de un hospital terciario Current status of nutritional care provision to burnt patients: Processes audit of a burnt patients department from a tertiary hospital

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    L. M. Miquet Romero

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Justificación: La respuesta al tratamiento médico-quirúrgico del paciente quemado pudiera depender tanto de los estragos provocados por la agresión térmica, a saber las demandas metabólicas incrementadas, la aparición del Síndrome de Respuesta Inflamatoria Sistémica, y las infecciones microbianas; como de las prácticas culturales incluidas dentro de los procesos institucionales de cuidados nutricionales. Objetivo: Evaluar cómo la conducción de los procesos nutricionales de evaluación e intervención influye sobre los indicadores de la efectividad terapéutica de los Servicios de Quemados. Serie de estudio: Cuarenta y dos pacientes atendidos con una superficie corporal quemada (SCQ > 10%, entre enero del 2001-diciembre del 2003, en el Servicio de Quemados del Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" (Ciudad La Habana, Cuba. Métodos: Los procesos nutricionales de evaluación e intervención conducidos en el paciente quemado se auditaron mediante revisión de las historias clínicas. Los procesos auditados se declararon como Completados (o no. El grado de completamiento del proceso se relacionó con las tasas de complicaciones y mortalidad, y el índice de hospitalización predicho de la SCQ. Resultados: Los procesos nutricionales de evaluación e intervención se completaron en el 49,4% y 22,6% de las historias auditadas, respectivamente. El registro evolutivo del peso corporal se asoció con una menor mortalidad. La evaluación nutricional temprana y un aporte energético suficiente en lesionados con SCQ > 20% se asociaron con menores tasas de complicaciones y un mejor cumplimiento del índice de hospitalización. Conclusiones: Este trabajo constituye la primera aproximación al comportamiento del Servicio de Quemados de la institución, como antesala del diseño e implementación de un programa de mejoría continua de la calidad en la atención médica. Se pudo comprobar que, a pesar del estado actual de completamiento

  5. Caracterização da oferta de serviços especializados em hospitais de referência regional: uma contribuição para a regionalização da assistência à saúde no SUS A characterization of the specialized services on offer in regional referral hospitals: a contribution to the regionalization of Brazilian public health care

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    Luciana Santos Dubeux

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: caracterizar a oferta de serviços especializados em hospitais regionais, considerando os tipos de assistência prestada e os fatores limitantes. MÉTODOS: avaliação normativa nos dez hospitais regionais de Pernambuco, mediante entrevistas com diretores e médicos. Foram abordadas questões referentes à assistência nas urgências/emergências, à atenção à gestante de alto risco, à oferta de exames complementares e de cirurgias eletivas, aos profissionais e aos tipos de leitos hospitalares. RESULTADOS: observou-se que a assistência hospitalar ofertada não está conforme o preconizado pelo Modelo Estadual de Regionalização da Assistência à Saúde. Na atenção às urgências/emergências há predomínio à assistência aos casos clínicos/cirúrgicos de baixa complexidade, como o atendimento aos ferimentos leves e cirurgias de apendicectomias. A atenção à gestante se limita aos partos sem complicações na maioria dos hospitais, havendo necessidade de contratação de recursos humanos (como cardiologistas e neurologistas para a adequação da oferta. Quanto aos leitos, o maior coeficiente de leitos hospitalares foi de 0,6 leitos/1.000 habitantes no Hospital Regional de Salgueiro, observando-se ainda a concentração de leitos de UTI em apenas três unidades estudadas. CONCLUSÕES: as limitações na estrutura e nos processos de trabalho comprometeram a oferta, a função dos hospitais regionais e consequentemente a assistência hospitalar nas regionais de saúde do Estado.OBJECTIVES: to characterize the specialized services offered in regional hospitals according to the type of care provided and their limitations. METHODS: a normative evaluation was carried out in ten regional hospitals in Pernambuco, by way of interviews with directors and doctors. Questions dealt with emergency/urgent care, care for women with high-risk pregnancies, the provision of complementary tests and elective surgery, and the types of

  6. Light Atmosphere in Hospital Wards

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    At the moment, the future of hospital design is a subject of interest and thereby also a subject of discussion. It is a fact that new hospitals have an increased focus on user perspectives and an interest for improving the physical environment in such a way it supports the user needs...... and preferences and thereby the experience of an admission to the hospital. Recent literature such as ‘Hospitals of the senses’ and ‘Healing Architecture’ presents research and design solutions focused on senses and experience of the design. The Danish Regions ask for ‘Evidence Based Design’ to future prove...... the hospitals by research base the design of the buildings. The present PhD project expands the existing knowledge of lighting research by focusing on the experienced light atmosphere. The project uses multi strategies of methodology based on a flexible design to elaborate on the sociocultural aspect of light...

  7. Profile of patients with spinal cord injuries and occurrence of pressure ulcer at a university hospital Perfil de pacientes con lesión traumática de médula espiñal y ocurrencia de úlceras por decúbito en un hospital universitario Perfil de pacientes com lesão traumática da medula espinhal e ocorrência de úlcera de pressão em um hospital universitário

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    Paula Cristina Nogueira

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    Full Text Available Patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI have an increased risk of developing pressure ulcers (PU. It is a retrospective study done by review of records in order to identify the characteristics of patients who were assisted at a tertiary hospital as well as the occurrence of PU. Most patients were male, white and 36,2% between 21 and 30 years. The most common causes of TSCI were wound by fire weapons followed by vehicle crash/overturn. There was a predominance of injury at the toracic level followed by cervical. The PU occurred in 20 pacientes (42,5%. The most frequent regions of occurrence were the sacral and heels. Only 25% of the records had PU's dimensions charted, 80% stated the aspect, and 52.1% did not state the stage. There is a need for better documentation of PU so that interventions used for treatment can be evaluated.Pacientes con lesión traumática de médula espinal (LTME tienen riesgo elevado de desarrollar úlceras de presión (UP. Este estudio retrospectivo identificó a través de la revisión de las historias clínicas en hospital nivel III, carácterísticas de pacientes atendidos y la ocurrencia de UP. La mayoría fue de sexo masculino, blanca y el 36,2% entre 21 a 30 años de edad. La causa más frecuente de LTME fue herida por arma de fuego, seguida de choque/volcadura de auto. Hubo predominio de lesión a nivel toráxico, seguido del cervical. Las UP aparecieron en 20 pacientes (42,5%. Las regiones de mayor frecuencia fueron la sacra y los calcaneos. Solo el 25% de las historias tenía registro sobre la dimesión de la UP, el 80% describió el aspecto y el 52,1% no registró el estadio. Se observa la necesidad de un mejor registro de las UP para que las intervenciones utilizadas en el tratamiento puedan ser evaluadas.Pacientes com lesão traumática da medula espinhal (LTME têm risco elevado para desenvolver úlcera de pressão (UP. O estudo é retrospectivo e, pela revisão dos registros nos prontu

  8. Twenty years of antimicrobial resistance control programme in a regional multi hospital institution, with focus on emerging bacteria (VRE and CPE

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    Fournier Sandra

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP, the largest public health care institution in France (38 hospitals, 23,000 beds, serving 11.6 millions inhabitants launched in 1993 a long term programme to control and survey multidrug resistant bacteria (MDR. Findings AP-HP MDR programme consisted in successive waves of actions: bundle measures to survey and control cross transmission of MRSA and extended-spectrum betalactamase producing enterobacteria (ESBL in 1993, large campaign to promote the use of alcohol-based hand rub solution (ABHRS in 2001, specific strategy to quickly control the spread of emerging MDR (vancomycin resistant Enterococcus, VRE; carbapenemase producing enterobacteria, CPE in 2006, large campaign to decrease antibiotics consumption in 2006. Following this programme, the ABHRS consumption dramatically increased, the antibiotic consumption decreased by 10%, the incidence of MRSA, including MRSA bacteraemia, decreased by 2/3, all VRE and CPE events were rapidly controlled. However, the incidence of ESBL, mainly Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli, that remained low and stable until 2003 increased markedly afterwards, justifying adapting our programme in the future. Conclusion A sustained and coordinated strategy can lead to control multidrug resistant bacteria at the level of a large multihospital institution.

  9. Response of first attack of inflammatory bowel disease requiring hospital admission to steroid therapy Respuesta al tratamiento esteroideo del primer brote de enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal que requiere ingreso hospitalario

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    M. Abu-Suboh Abadía; F. Casellas; Vilaseca, J; J-R. Malagelada

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    Introduction: corticoid administration is the usual treatment of Crohn' disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) attacks. How-ever, information available on response rates and their predictive factors is scarce. Objective: to establish response to steroidal treatment in an homogeneous group of patients with CD or UC during their first admission to hospital. Methods: restrospective analysis of 86 patients who received systemic steroidal treatment for a severe flare-up during their first hospit...

  10. Análise da produção e taxa de geração de resíduos sólidos de serviços de saúde do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá = Production analysis and generation rate of solid health-care waste at Maringá Regional University Hospital

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    Lucila Akiko Nagashima

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    Full Text Available Os resíduos sólidos de serviços de saúde (RSSS representam reduzida parcela do total dos resíduos sólidos urbanos gerados diariamente por uma cidade. Considerando a própria origem, parte desses resíduos apresenta riscos e dificuldades especiais em seu manejo, devido especialmente ao caráter infeccioso de alguns componentes. Estasconstatações associadas à necessidade de conhecer a situação dos RSSS do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá motivaram a elaboração do estudo. A pesquisa buscou identificar as diferentes fontes geradoras, caracterizar qualitativa e quantitativamente osresíduos gerados determinando a taxa de geração diária. A caracterização foi efetuada mediante a pesagem dos resíduos, acompanhamento das atividades internas do hospital, quanto aos procedimentos de coleta, armazenamento interno e externo e transporte de seus resíduos sólidos. Constatou-se que do total de resíduos gerados, cerca de 53% são considerados contaminados, percentual creditado como não-satisfatório para uma parcela significante de bibliografia consultada.Solid health-care waste (SHCW represents only a small fraction of the total urban solid waste generated daily in a city. Taking its origin into consideration, part of this waste presents risks and special difficulties in handling, especially due to the infectious aspects of some components. The elaboration of study was motivated by these findings, associated with the need to find out the conditions of the SHCW from the Maringá Regional University Hospital. The research attempted to identify the different generating sources, quantifying and qualifying the generated waste, and determining the daily generated rate. The characterization was done by weighing the waste, observing internal hospital activities regarding collection procedures, internal and external storage and transportation of the waste. It was verified that from the total generated waste, around 53% is considered

  11. Performance of health product risk management and surveillance conducted by health personnel at sub-district health promotion hospitals in the northeast region of Thailand

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    Full Text Available Tipaporn Kanjanarach,1,2 Raksaworn Jaisa-ard,1,2 Nantawan Poonaovarat3 1Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; 2Center for Research and Development of Herbal Health Products, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; 3Health Consumer Protection, Chaiyapum Health Provincial Office, Chaiyapum, Thailand Background: Health personnel at sub-district health promotion hospitals (SD-HPHs are assigned to take responsibility for 15 activities related to health product risk management and surveillance (HP-RM&S. This cross-sectional survey aimed to identify factors that determined their job performance and to record their expressed needs to support HP-RM&S operation. In this study, job performance was defined as completion of all 15 activities. Methods: Self-administered postal questionnaires were used to collect data from 380 randomly selected health personnel who were in charge of HP-RM&S at SD-HPHs in the northeast of Thailand. Results: Thirty-six point one percent (n=137 of the respondents were able to perform all 15 of the HP-RM&S activities assigned to SD-HPHs. A logistic regression model identified three factors that statistically significantly determined the completion of all 15 HP-RM&S activities. These were: receiving a high or very high level of support from the community (adjusted odds ratio [OR]: 2.5; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.5, 4.1, the responsible persons for HP-RM&S did not hold an administrative position (adjusted OR: 1.7; 95% CI: 1.1, 2.7, and having at least one training session related to HP-RM&S per year (adjusted OR: 1.7; 95% CI 1.1, 2.6. There were 1,536 expressed needs which can be classified into four major categories, ie, training needs (41.6%, n=639, resource support (28.3%, n=435, mechanisms that facilitate HP-RM&S operation (24.1%, n=370 and adjusting of the scope of HP-RM&S (6.0%, n=92. The topics most frequently referred to in training needs were drug law, food law, and cosmetics

  12. Regional Variations in Medical Expenditure and Hospitalization Days for Heart Attack Patients in Japan: Evidence from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Study (TAMIS)

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    Noguchi, Haruko; Shimizutani, Satoshi; Masuda, Yuichiro

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    The use of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), a costly high-tech treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is much more frequent in Japan than in other developed countries, resulting in large medical expenditure. Using chart-based data from the Tokai Acute Myocardial Infarction Study (TAMIS) and exploiting regional variations, we explore what factors explain the intensive use of PTCA in Japan, employing propensity score matching to estimate the average...

  13. Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of vestibular schwannomas: combined experience of the Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre and the Princess Margaret Hospital

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    Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT) for vestibular schwannomas in patients treated at two university-affiliated hospitals. Methods and Materials: Thirty-nine patients were treated between April 1996 and September 2000. The median age was 56 years (range: 29-80), and median maximal tumor diameter was 20 mm (range: 9-40). A total of 11 patients had fifth and/or seventh cranial nerve dysfunction before irradiation; 2 patients had only facial weakness, 5 patients had only facial numbness, and 4 patients had both facial weakness and numbness. Thirty-three patients were treated with primary FSRT, and 6 patients were treated for recurrent or persistent disease after previous surgery. All patients were treated with 6-MV photons using a stereotactic system with a relocatable frame. The 39 patients received 50 Gy in 25 fractions over 5 weeks. Median follow-up was 21.8 months (range: 4.4-49.6). Results: Local control was achieved in 37 patients (95%). Two patients experienced deterioration of their symptoms at 3 and 20 months as a result of clinical progression in one case and tumor progression in the other and underwent surgery post FSRT. A total of 19/28 (67.9%) patients preserved serviceable hearing after FSRT. Deterioration of the facial and trigeminal nerves was observed in only 2 patients who were treated with surgery post FSRT. Conclusion: FSRT provided excellent tumor control with minimal morbidity and good hearing preservation in this cohort of patients. Longer follow-up is required to confirm long-term control rates

  14. A retrospective analysis of ultrasound-guided large core needle biopsies of breast lesions at a regional public hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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    Full Text Available Background: Histological confirmation of a breast lesion is an important step to determine the aetiology and direct further management. Evidence supports ultrasound-guided large core needle biopsy (US-LCNB (14 gauge as the preferred diagnostic method over traditional open surgical biopsy.Objective: To assess the influence of technical variables on the diagnostic yield of breast specimens obtained by using US-LCNB, and the sensitivity of detecting malignancy during the study period.Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients who had US-LCNBs from March 2011 – September 2012 at Addington Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Histopathological findings were correlated to the size of the breast lesion, rank of the radiologist performing the procedure and the number of cores obtained. The sensitivity of the technique was determined.Results: During the study period, 147 biopsies were performed. The majority of lesions were>5 mm (85.5%. The average number of cores was 4, and 79.5% of the biopsies were performed by the senior radiologist. Of the 147 biopsies, 132 specimens were eligible for inclusion in the study. Histopathology revealed 71 malignant lesions of which 60 were confirmed histologically at excision. In 11 patients, no excision was performed. Therefore, the sensitivity of detecting malignancy was 100%.Conclusion: Although the study did not establish a statistically significant relationship between the above mentioned technical variables and the histological outcome, the overall diagnostic yield and the sensitivity of detecting malignancy using US-LCNB is comparable to other similar international studies. A prospective study with long-term follow-up of patients would be of value.

  15. Characteristics and clinical management of patients admitted to cholera wards in a regional referral hospital during the 2012 epidemic in Sierra Leone

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    Alexander Blacklock

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    Full Text Available Background and objectives: In 2012, Sierra Leone suffered a nationwide cholera epidemic which affected the capital Freetown and also the provinces. This study aims to describe the characteristics and clinical management of patients admitted to cholera isolation wards of the main referral hospital in the Northern Province and compare management with standard guidelines. Design: All available clinical records of patients from the cholera isolation wards were reviewed retrospectively. There was no active case finding. The following data were collected from the clinical records after patients had left the ward: date of admission, demographics, symptoms, dehydration status, diagnoses, tests and treatments given, length of stay, and outcomes. Results: A total of 798 patients were admitted, of whom 443 (55.5% were female. There were 18 deaths (2.3%. Assessment of dehydration status was recorded in 517 (64.8% of clinical records. An alternative or additional diagnosis was made for 214 patients (26.8%. Intravenous (IV fluids were prescribed to 767 patients (96.1%, including 95% of 141 patients who had documentation of being not severely dehydrated. A history of vomiting was documented in 92.1% of all patients. Oral rehydration solution (ORS was given to 629 (78.8% patients. Doxycycline was given to 380 (47.6% patients, erythromycin to 34 (4.3%, and other antibiotics were used on 247 occasions. Zinc was given to 209 (26.2%. Discussion: This retrospective study highlights the need for efforts to improve the quality of triage, adherence to clinical guidance, and record keeping. Conclusions: Data collection and analysis of clinical practices during an epidemic situation would enable faster identification of those areas requiring intervention and improvement.

  16. RIESGOS DE ENFERMEDAD EN EL TRABAJO DE MÉDICOS Y ENFERMEROS EN UN HOSPITAL REGIONAL DEL ESTADO BRASILEÑO DE MATO GROSSO

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    Nereida Maria Guabiroba Coelho Barros

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    Full Text Available Este artículo, tiene como base la Psico-dinámica del Trabajo, analiza los riesgos de enfermedad en el trabajo de médicos y enfermeros que atienden las emergencias en un hospital público del estado brasileño de Mato Grosso. Se realizó una investigación descriptiva cualitativa a través de entrevista semiestructurada, inspirada en Inventario de Trabajo y Riesgos de Enfermedad (ITRA, de Mendes y Ferreira (2007. Los núcleos de sentido que surgieron del estudio revelaron que el contexto de los encuestados está delimitado por el ritmo intenso de trabajo, por la precariedad de las condiciones laborales y por relaciones socio profesionales debilitadas por la falta de integración. El trabajo que ejecutan exige estado constante de concentración y alerta, elección de atención a pacientes, situaciones que provocan dolores en el cuerpo, problemas gástricos y desgaste emocional derivados del hecho de enfrentarse cotidianamente con la vida y la muerte. Los entrevistados dijeron sentir placer en lo que hacen porque salvan vidas, poseen libertad para expresar opiniones y son reconocidos por colegas, pacientes y familiares. Sin embargo, sufren con la sobrecarga de trabajo, la falta de recursos y las deficiencias de orden gerencial. La inteligencia perspicaz, el uso de la espiritualidad, el individualismo y el aislamiento están entre los mecanismos más utilizados por los profesionales para lidiar con el sufrimiento en el trabajo.

  17. A modification to the SCAR (Sequence Characterized Amplified Region method provides phylogenetic insights within Ceratozamia (Zamiaceae Una modificación al método SCAR (Sequence Characterized Amplified Region aporta entendimiento filogenético en Ceratozamia (Zamiaceae

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    Dolores González

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    Full Text Available Phylogenetic relationships among closely related plant species are still problematic. DNA intergenic regions often are insufficiently variable to provide desired resolution or support. In this study, a modification to the Sequence Characterized Amplified Region (SCAR method was used to find polymorphic loci for phylogenetic analyses within Ceratozamia. RAPD markers were first used to detect variation in 5 species. Then, equal length fragments found in 2 or more species were excised from the gel, purified and digested with frequent cutter restriction enzymes for isolating both ends, which have the same primer site. Digested fragments were sequenced with the RAPD primer. Variable sequences were used to design specific primers for amplifying and sequencing in all species for phylogenetic analyses. Our results confirmed the previously known high genome sequence resemblance within this genus that contrasts with its high morphological variation. Only 7 parsimony informative characters were found with this approach. Nonetheless, the Digested-SCAR (D-SCAR method provided some phylogenetic insights. Four main clades consistent with distribution ranges of the species were detected. The approach presented here was effective to solve some relationships within the genus and can potentially be implemented in other organisms to find polymorphic loci for phylogenetic studies at any taxonomic level.Las relaciones filogenéticas entre especies de plantas cercanamente relacionadas es aún problemático. Las regiones intergénicas del ADN son a menudo insuficientemente variables para proveer los niveles de resolución y soporte deseados. En este estudio, se usó una modificación al método Sequence Characterized Amplified Region (SCAR para encontrar loci polimórficos para análisis filogenéticos en Ceratozamia. Primero se usaron marcadores RAPD para detectar variación en 5 especies; luego, se cortaron del gel los fragmentos de la misma longitud en 2 o m

  18. AVALIAÇÃO DA PERCEPÇÃO MATERNA E FREQÜÊNCIA DE ALTERAÇÕES BUCAIS EM RECÉMNASCIDOS DO HOSPITAL REGIONAL DE PRESIDENTE PRUDENTE - SP

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    Roberta Konstansky Novais

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    Full Text Available Given the diversity of the oral conditions affecting children at an early age, the main objective of this research is to analyze the most frequently encountered oral diseases in newborns, and to investigate whether mothers and other health team professionals seeking to look at the mouths of newborn yet born at the maternity ward and see if the oral changes cause discomfort during breastfeeding. We examined 100 newborn infants healthy and who were rooming in with their mothers at the Maternity of the Hospital Regional de Presidente Prudente - SP and their mothers were interviewed. After examination of the oral cavity of newborns, it founded that 28% of those had some type of oral changes. Of the oral conditions present, 89.2% had nodules of Bohn, 5.4% had cysts and 5.4% had dental lamina brake short lingual. It was also observed that only 3% of healthcare professionals in hospital and 23% of mothers had looked into the mouth of babies and 100% of mothers of newborns who presented some oral changes were not difficult breastfeeding. The results confirm that oral changes in newborns are not rare, so important for dentists to know and can inform parents and other healthcare professionals care about them.

  19. Análise retrospectiva das gestações múltiplas no Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá no período de janeiro de 2000 a julho de 2003 Retrospective analysis of multiple gestation in the Regional University Hospital of Maringá (HURM between January 2000 and July 2003

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    Full Text Available A gestação múltipla representa um dos maiores desafios ao manejo obstétrico por estar associada a um pior prognóstico tanto materno quanto fetal. Esse estudo tem como objetivo analisar e comparar as complicações obstétricas e neonatais em gemelares e em não gemelares nascidos no HURM no período de janeiro de 2000 a julho de 2003. A amostra estudada é composta por 50 gestações múltiplas e 2.229 gestações únicas. A incidência de gemelares foi de 1 a cada 50 gestações e de trigemelares 1 a cada 1.250. A ocorrência de trabalho de parto prematuro, ruptura prematura de membranas e diabetes gestacional foi significativamente maior em gemelares em relação a não gemelares. A principal complicação das gestações múltiplas neste estudo foi a prematuridade, a qual costuma estar associada a outras condições e comorbidades como o baixo peso e o muito baixo peso ao nascer, a doença da membrana hialina, taquipnéia transitória do recém-nascido, distúrbios metabólicos, infecções e hipóxia neonatal sendo responsável por um aumento no tempo de internação e maior mortalidade desses lactentes. Ocorreram 6 óbitos em 50 gestações múltiplas, sendo 3 intra-útero e 3 neonatais. Concluindo, a gemelaridade está associada a um risco maior de complicações tanto para a mãe quanto para o fetoMultiple gestation was one of the most challenges for obstetric medicine, because they usually have more maternal complications and perinatal morbidity and mortality than singletons. The aim of this study is to analyze and to compare the obstetrics and neonatal complications in twins versus singletons in the Regional University Hospital of Maringá between January 2000 and July 2003. The sample studied was composed of 50 multiple gestations and 2229 single gestations. The incidence of twins was 1/50 and the triplets was 1/1250. The occurrence of preterm labor, rupture premature of membranes and gestational diabetes mellitus were

  20. ALS Association

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  1. Performance Ratio Analysis: A National Study on Iranian Hospitals Affiliated to Ministry of Health and Medical Education

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    Peivand Bastani

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    Full Text Available Background: This study was designed to present and compare Iranian hospitals` performance applying ratio analysis technique.Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted to present an instant image of 139 Iranian hospitals` performance status applying ratio analysis as one of the non parametric technical efficiency assessment methods in 2008. Data was collected using nine dimensional questionnaires supported by world wide web to achieve main hospital ratios. Final analysis was performed applying classic statistics and relevant statistical tests on significant level of 0.05. Results: Four hospital performance indicators were estimated in the studied hospitals as follows: Bed turnover rate (BTR was fluctuated from 64.5 to 114.8 times for hospitals located in rich and poor areas respectively. Moreover Bed Interval Rate (BIT was calculated 1.36 versus 2.4 in the poor and rich areas. Average length of stay (ALS was computed 1.82 for the poor regions but 3.27 for the rich ones furthermore, a positive statistical significant correlation was seen between ALS and the hospital size (P=0.001,r=0.28. Average bed occupancy rate (BOR was 57.8% and its variation was from 31.4% to 64.5% depending on the hospital size so that there was a positive statistical significant relationship between the hospital size and BOR (P=0.006, r=0.32.Conclusion: Regarding that BOR, ALS, BTR and BIT along with mortality rates are mentioned as the most considerable performance indicators, applying analytic frameworks more than considering single and raw indicators are severely recommended.

  2. [Leadership in the hospital].

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    Schrappe, Matthias

    2009-01-01

    Current concepts in leadership and governance on the level of supervisory board, management and departments are often considered as insufficient to cope with the profound structural change which actually takes place in the German health care system. While vertical and horizontal disconnecting is typical of the professional bureaucracy of hospitals, transition from functional to divisional structure further increases this risk. Accordingly, medical experts are oriented towards their professional peers and patient care on the one side; on the other side the management gets isolated and looses operative and strategic control. Several studies provide evidence for the relevance of role models to serve as agents of change, which are now developed into the concept of "Clinical Governance": evidence-based medicine, guidelines, continuous quality improvement, safety culture, resource accountability and organisational learning. The present situation makes it necessary to extend this conception, which focuses on the departmental level in an organisation with divisional features, to one of "Clinical Corporate Governance". This term, which also includes supervisory structures and the management board and is relevant for the total hospital and company, respectively, is based on the corporate governance concept. Inside the hospital, the management and the heads of the departments have to agree that (1) experts really need to be integrated into the decision process, and that (2) the outcomes of the entire hospital have to be regarded as equal or superior to the aims of a single department. The public image of the hospital should be one of a strong and reliable partner in health care and health care business on a local, regional and national level. Members of the supervisory board should clearly put corporate aspects above political and other implications and pay attention to personal independence from the leaders of the medical departments. PMID:19545081

  3. [Evolution of the hospital pharmacies in public and private hospitals in the cancer network in Lorraine: Oncolor].

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    May, I; Paulus, C; Vigneron, J; Watelet, M; Veyrier, B; Bichet, F; Bideaux, S; Bey, P

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    With the objective of improvement of quality in oncology, an assessment of chemotherapy practice in hospital pharmacies in public and private hospitals was carried out by the regional committee of oncology in Lorraine. The 36 hospitals reporting using chemotherapy, had varied practices. The results of this survey lead to the elaboration of guideline for hospital pharmacies in the oncology regional network Oncolor. This paper describes the different aspects of the hospital pharmacies in public and private hospitals included in the network Oncolor from 1996 to 2000. In 1996, 9 hospital pharmacies had centralized preparation for chemotherapy, whereas at the end of 2000, 26 pharmacies on 28 will fulfill the guidelines. PMID:11371380

  4. Modelo de gestión del Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad del Bajío (HRAEB): Relación inversionista proveedor - Secretaría de Salud

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    Armando Blanco

    2009-01-01

    Presentación expuesta durante el Segundo Encuentro Técnico de Capacitación en Materia de Estructuración de Proyectos de Asociación Público-Privada, llevado a cabo en Ciudad de Guanajuato, México, junio, 2009. El objetivo de la presentación es exponer claramente la conformación y dinámica del modelo de gestión del HRAEB (Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad del Bajío) en lo referente a los aspectos generales y específicos de la relación entre la Secretaría de Salud y el Inversionista Proveed...

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation of United States Alabama Regional Climate Reference Network (AL-USRCRN) installations in 2006. Installations documented are for AL-USRCRN pilot...

  6. Incidence of pressure ulcer in regional hospitals of Mato Grosso, Brazil Incidencia de úlcera por presión en hospitales regionales de Mato Grosso, Brasil Incidência de úlcera por pressão em hospitais regionais de Mato Grosso, Brasil

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    Idevânia Geraldina Costa

    2010-01-01

    This quantitative, descriptive exploratory study aimed at investigating the incidence of pressure ulcer in three regional hospitals of Mato Grosso, Brazil, describing the date demographics and characteristics of pressure ulcers (PU). The data were collected through the evaluation of the patient's skin and by consulting records. The sample consisted of 65 patients with psycal imobility evaluated for three consecutive months. The pressure ulcer incidence in the hospitals ranged between 25% and ...

  7. Adherence to hospital drug formularies and cost of drugs in hospitals in Denmark

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    Plet, H. T.; Hallas, J.; Kjeldsen, L. J.

    2013-01-01

    . Drug use data from individual hospitals were retrieved from the hospital pharmacies. Adherence to the HDFs was analyzed for selected substances characterised by extensive use both in primary and secondary sectors (ATC codes A10, B03, C03, C07, C08, C09, C10, J01, N02, N05 and R03). Within each group......PURPOSE: To investigate adherence rates to hospital drug formularies (HDFs) and cost of drugs in hospitals. METHODS: Data on drugs used during 2010 were analyzed for ten hospitals (two hospitals from each of the five regions), constituting 30 % of hospitals and 45 % of hospital beds in Denmark......, we also identified the drugs constituting 90 % of the volume (= DU90%) and the adherence to the HDF in this segment (Index of Adherence). RESULTS: Substances used by hospitals varied between 598 and 1,093. The proportion of used substances that were on the HDF varied between 14 % and 44 %. University...

  8. Hospitals for sale.

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    Costello, Michael M; West, Daniel J; Ramirez, Bernardo

    2011-01-01

    The pace of hospital merger and acquisition activity reflects the economic theory of supply and demand: Publicly traded hospital companies, private equity funds, and large nonprofit hospital systems are investing capital to purchase and operate freestanding community hospitals at a time when many of those hospitals find themselves short of capital reserves and certain forms of management expertise. But the sale of those community hospitals also raises questions about the impact of absentee ownership on the communities which those hospitals serve. PMID:21864058

  9. Risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage and coronary heart diseases over a 3-year period in patients admitted to some hospitals of Tongliao city of Nei Monggol Autonomous Region Retrospective analysis on case data

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    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage(ICH) and coronary heart disease (CHD) have the same pathological base, atherosclerosis, and the similar risk factors, such as smoking ,drinking, hypertension,hyperlipemia, diabetes mellitus, etc; but the distributions of two diseases are very different in the populations.This may be related to the exposure of risk factors and different effects of risk factors on two diseases.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the distribution difference of risk factors for ICH and CHD in the populations of Tongliao city of Nei Monggol Autonomous Region.DESIGN: Retrospective analysis.SETTING: School of Radiation Medicine and Public Health, Soochow University; Tongliao Hospital, Nei Monggol Autonomous Region.PARTICIPANTS: Random sampling was used toselect 6 hospitals from 10 hospitals affiliated to Tongliao City ofNei Monggot Autonomous Region. Totally 1 672 medical records of patients with ICH and 2 195 medical records of patients with CHD admitted to Department of Neurology and Department of Cardiovascular Internal Medicine of above-mentioned 6 hospitals between January 2003 and December 2005 were collected according to the investigation need.METHODS: The subjects, whose medical records were involved, were performed retrospective analysis with pre-prepared questionnaire "Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiologic Questionnaire". The main contents included: ①Social demography condition: The distributions of gender, age, nationality, etc. ②Previous history of disease: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc. ③Related risk factors: systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol,low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, smoking, drinking and glucose (GLU). The database of Epidata was transformed to SPSS database. Single-and multiple-factor non-conditional Logistic regression analysis were performed on the data, and OR value and 95% CI were calculated. The distribution differences of

  10. Estudio piloto de un plan de mejora de la calidad con cribaje nutricional sistemático de pacientes ingresados en un hospital comarcal A pilot study on a quality improvement plan with systematic nutritional screening in patients admitted to a regional hospital

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    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudio piloto para evaluar la factibilidad de la instauración de un protocolo hospitalario de cribaje nutricional sistemático de pacientes ingresados. Método: Estudio descriptivo transversal. Se incluyeron de forma sistemática, en las primeras 48 horas de estancia hospitalaria, los pacientes ingresados en el Servicio de Traumatología del Hospital Comarcal de Alcañiz desde febrero a septiembre del 2007. Los sistemas de cribaje que se utilizaron fueron el Indice de Riesgo Nutricional (IRN, el sistema de Control Nutricional CONUT y un indicador basado en las recomendaciones de la SENPE. Se definió como necesidad de soporte nutricional la presencia de cualquiera de las siguientes circunstancias: desnutrición moderada o grave según los métodos IRN o CONUT o desnutrición según las recomendaciones adaptadas de la SENPE. Resultados: 36,4% de los pacientes valorados necesitan soporte nutricional. El grado de desnutrición según CONUT es del 13,6%, según criterios SENPE de 27,3% y según IRN de 29,5%. La concordancia entre los métodos comparados entre sí es estadísticamente significativa y clínicamente aceptable: Kappa entre IRN y CONUT de 0,547, entre IRN y SENPE de 0,609, entre CONUT y SENPE de 0,593. Conclusiones: La aplicación de un protocolo estructurado de recogida de parámetros antropométricos y bioquímicos, con implicación de un equipo hospitalario multidisciplinar, es capaz de identificar pacientes en los que un soporte nutricional adecuado puede mejorar el pronóstico durante su estancia hospitalaria.Objective: A pilot study to assess the feasibility of implementing a hospital protocol for systematic nutritionalscreening of admitted patients. Method: Descriptive cross-sectional study. Patients admitted to the Orthopedic Surgery Department of the Regional Hospital of Alcañiz were systematically included within the first 48 hours of hospitalization, from February to September of 2007. The screening methods used

  11. The prevalence of Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba histolytica/dispar in Van Regional Training and Research Hospital: A four-year monitoring

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    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to determinethe frequency rates of Giardia and E.histolytica/E.dispar and their distribution by years as well as agegroups and gender distribution during a four-year period.Materials and methods: A total of 9911 stool samplessent to our laboratory between January 2008 and December2011 were tested for parasites. Native-Lugol and formolethyl acetate sedimentation methods were utilized formicroscopic identification of Entamoeba sp. and Giardiatrophozoites and cysts in fresh stool samples. Additionally,trichrome staining was performed in stool sampleswhere the distinctive diagnosis could not be confirmed.Results: From a total of 9911 stool samples analyzedduring the study, 4.7% were positive for Giardia and 6.2%were positive for Entemoeba histolytica/ Entemoeba dispar.Of Giardia-positive patients 57% were male and 43%female. Similarly, 56% of Entemoeba histolytica/ Entemoebadispar positive patients were male and 44% werefemale. Both parasites’ higher frequency rates seen inmale groups were found statistically significant (p<0.01.Conclusion: It is seen that intestinal protozoon infectionsare still present as an important public health problemin our region. In order to prevent this problem, personalhygiene and sanitation rules education for community aswell as infrastructure improvements are necessary.Key words: Giardia, Entemoeba histolytica/ Entemoeba dispar, prevalence

  12. Los determinantes de la capacidad innovadora regional : una aproximación econométrica al caso español : recopilación de estudios y primeros resultados

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    2002-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza, mediante un modelo econométrico, los determinantes de la capacidad innovadora del sistema regional de I+D español. Para ello se revisan las principales teorías acerca de los sistemas de innovación que se conjugan para explicar la generación de nuevas ideas. A continuación se presentan los principales estudios econométricos que se han llevado a cabo al respecto, tanto para las regiones estadounidenses, como para las españolas, dedicándole especial atención a un estudio an...

  13. Improving radiotherapy quality and safety: a common objective of A.S.N. and the Ile de France Regional Hospital Agency. Thoughts on successful cooperation in Ile de France

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    Radiotherapy recent development in cancer treatment needs strong procedures and quality assessment to improve safety both for patients and professionals. In Ile de France territory, a coordinated action between ASN inspectors and medical doctors specialized in public health (MISP), working as civil servants in health administration, was initiated at the end of 2007. An inspection guideline was implemented in a workshop between ASN and Regional Hospital Agency (ARH). The MISP as health administrator has to verify if care organisation responds to treatment cancer regulatory framework: as a doctor he is authorized to access to patient records to know which treatment was chosen. He has to assure if the therapeutic guidelines are respected. His comprehensive approach is essentially patient-oriented. The MISP inspection coordinated with ASN inspectors is a very pertinent pluri-disciplinary approach, undeniably necessary in such a medical technic. The effectiveness of the radiotherapy pluri-disciplinary team is funded on sharing procedures and experiences, respecting different knowledge and practices in daily work. This on site audit'. seems to be very fertile both for the radiotherapy team, the MISP and ASN inspectors. Continuous quality improvement in radiotherapy in the Ile de France region is a fertile issue between ANS and ARH teams. Confronting knowledge and procedures during the 'on site audit' in a transparent way will contribute improving radiotherapy for the 30.000 Francilian patients which receive this treatment each year. This challenge is our main concern to facilitate the patients access to the best standards treatments. (author)

  14. Hospital Outpatient PPS Partial Hospitalization Program LDS

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Partial Hospitalization Program LDS This file contains select claim level data and is derived from 2010 claims...

  15. Can hospitals compete on quality? Hospital competition.

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    Sadat, Somayeh; Abouee-Mehrizi, Hossein; Carter, Michael W

    2015-09-01

    In this paper, we consider two hospitals with different perceived quality of care competing to capture a fraction of the total market demand. Patients select the hospital that provides the highest utility, which is a function of price and the patient's perceived quality of life during their life expectancy. We consider a market with a single class of patients and show that depending on the market demand and perceived quality of care of the hospitals, patients may enjoy a positive utility. Moreover, hospitals share the market demand based on their perceived quality of care and capacity. We also show that in a monopoly market (a market with a single hospital) the optimal demand captured by the hospital is independent of the perceived quality of care. We investigate the effects of different parameters including the market demand, hospitals' capacities, and perceived quality of care on the fraction of the demand that each hospital captures using some numerical examples. PMID:25711185

  16. Volver al desarrollo

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    Jaime Ornelas Delgado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo, categoría empleada para expresar el crecimiento económico, surge durante la "guerra fría" y si bien fue propuesta por teóricos metropolitanos, se asumió en Latinoamérica como parte de los instrumentos disponibles para lograr el crecimiento y alternativa al socialismo. El desarrollo mantuvo su vigencia entre 1945 y 1975, cuando al advenimiento del neoliberalismo fue paulatinamente retirado de la agenda de las preocupaciones nacionales e internacionales. Al iniciarse el siglo xxi, el fracaso del mercado autorregulado trajo de nueva cuenta al debate los problemas del desarrollo, lo que obliga a revisarlo críticamente, tanto como al concepto mismo para mostrar su carácter colonial, si se quiere construir caminos ajenos al neoliberal y superar los problemas que han hecho de Latinoamérica una de las regiones más desiguales del mundo.

  17. Determinants of hospital utilization in the Netherlands.

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    van der Gaag, J; Rutten, F F; van Praag, B M

    1975-01-01

    Hospital use in the Netherlands is examined in a cross-section analysis of 1969 and 1971 data for 120 service regions. Elasticities of admissions with respect to bed supply and supply of general practitioners are calculated, and the substitutability of first level care (by general practitioners) for hospital care is considered. Substitution effects found indicate that the Dutch government's plan to reduce the ratio of hospital beds to population is feasible. PMID:1225868

  18. Hospitals as health educators

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000862.htm Hospitals as health educators To use the sharing features ... health education, look no further than your local hospital. From health videos to yoga classes, many hospitals ...

  19. Patient survey (HCAHPS) - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of hospital ratings for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). HCAHPS is a national, standardized survey of hospital...

  20. Structural Measures - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A list of hospitals and the availability of structural measures at that hospital. A structural measure reflects the environment in which hospitals care for...

  1. Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)

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    ... will not. Each hospital must perform its own financial analysis to determine if being a Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospital or a CAH would result in a better financial return. For financially distressed hospitals, even if CAH ...

  2. Surgery, Hospitals, and Medications

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    ... OTC products that are not commonly stocked in hospital pharmacies. Examples include: Salagen ® , Evoxac ® , and Restasis ® Eye drops, ... of your medication will be sent to the hospital pharmacy for verification. Depending on hospital policy, you may ...

  3. Capacitación sobre lactancia materna al personal de enfermería del Hospital General de México Experience of nurse breastfeeding training

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    Adolfo Gabriel Hernández-Garduño; Leticia de la Rosa-Ruiz

    2000-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Evaluar el cambio de conocimientos acerca de la lactancia entre el personal de enfermería del Hospital General de México que asistió a un curso teórico-práctico sobre lactancia materna de 18 horas de duración. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó una intervención educativa sobre lactancia materna, con evaluación inicial y final, en el Hospital General de México, de mayo de 1996 a mayo de 1997. Se capacitó a 152 enfermeras. Se aplicó la prueba t de Student para muestras dependientes y anál...

  4. Energy edutainment as a synergism utilization between power industry and tourism industry for the region Wilhelmshaven. Research report; Energy Edutainment als Synergienutzung zwischen Energie- und Tourismuswirtschaft fuer die Region Wilhelmshaven. Forschungsbericht

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    Hilligweg, Gerd; Kull, Stephan; Lohner, Harald [Jade Hochschule, Wilhelmshaven (Germany)

    2011-02-15

    In the analysis of the economic strengths of the Wilhelmshaven region, power industry and the tourism sector stand out. Both sectors supply high value-added contributions to the region, provide many jobs and dominate the region 'Jade Bay'. The contribution under consideration shows how a general public can be accomplished within the scope of an energy edutainment by a straightforward explanation of the energy issues for local people and for holidaymakers in this region. Different scenarios convey this thought-provoking impulses.

  5. Dilemas del desarrollo regional hidráulico al interior de méxico: conflictos en la gestión regional del agua y nueva fórmula política en la cuenca lerma-chapala

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    Rojas Ramírez José Juan Pablo

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    Durante las últimas dos décadas, en lo que concierne al manejo regional de los recursos hidrológicos en México, sólo se replantearon los mecanismos por los cuales se podía seguir dotando del recurso a las actividades productivas, a partir de la creación de infraestructura y atendiendo secundariamente el deterioro del agua y su saneamiento. Por lo que, dicha dinámica trajo consigo conflictos sociales e  intergubernamentales, al momento en el que el agua de calidad para las actividades humanas ...

  6. História oral de vida de adolescentes dependentes químicos, internados no setor de psiquiatria do hospital regional de Mato Grosso do Sul para tratamento de desintoxicação

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    Iara Santos Lima

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio se desarrolló con el propósito de entender los factores que hacen con que los jóvenes busquen las sustancias psicoactivas ilícitas. El trabajo también tuvo por objeto apoyar acciones de enfermería, a través de los datos recolectados a partir de historias orales de vida, conforme fue descrito por Meihy (1998, siendo usada metodología cualitativa. El material recolectado fue sometido a posterior análisis y discusión. La investigación fue realizada en el Hospital Regional de Mato Grosso do Sul, en el sector de psiquiatría, donde fueron recolectadas las narrativas de un total de 4 jóvenes del sexo masculino con diagnóstico de dependencia química. El estudio permitió aprehender sobre la vulnerabilidad y el vacío existencial presentes en esos jóvenes dependientes químicos

  7. De los cuidados registrados al diagnóstico de enfermería: análisis cualitativo de las expresiones prediagnósticas registradas por las enfermeras del Hospital General Universitario de Alicante

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    Domingo Pozo, Manuela

    2004-01-01

    Este trabajo se presentó como tesina fin de carrera de la licenciatura de Enfermería de la Hogeschool Zeeland. Estudio de tipo descriptivo y analítico cuyo objetivos son: 1)Clasificar las expresiones utilizadas por las enfermeras en la hoja de cuidados del paciente en el Hospital General Universitario de Alicante (HGUA) en un sistema de categorías teóricas establecido por el equipo investigador en un estudio piloto. 2) Analizar las expresiones prediagnósticas que registran las enfermer...

  8. Experiencia piloto: apoyo al aprendizaje de Administración I utilizando herramientas de educación a distancia en el Centro Regional de Tres Arroyos

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    Alvarez Gelves, Diego; Villarruel, Mónica; Scaramellini, Nora

    2009-01-01

    La experiencia se propone generar y evaluar experiencias sobre el uso de herramientas de Educación a Distancia que favorezcan el aprendizaje en el proceso de formación universitaria y contribuyan al mejoramiento de dichas estrategias. La educación ha mediatizado desde siempre la relación pedagógica a través de distintos medios y estrategias. No obstante, las restricciones de temporalidad y radicación, son un escollo a la hora de impartir educación universitaria. La aparición de nuevos ento...

  9. Hospital marketing revisited.

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    Costello, M M

    1987-05-01

    With more hospitals embracing the marketing function in their organizational management over the past decade, hospital marketing can no longer be considered a fad. However, a review of hospital marketing efforts as reported in the professional literature indicates that hospitals must pay greater attention to the marketing mix elements of service, price and distribution channels as their programs mature. PMID:10283019

  10. Donor-related third-order optical nonlinearites in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells at the THz region

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    GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells doped with donor atoms are investigated for nonlinear optical applications in the THz range. The electronic properties of the quantum wells are obtained numerically by applying an iterative shooting algorithm. Donor binding energies are computed through the evaluation of variational wavefunctions. The solution of the density matrix equations of motion for non-interacting two-level atoms within the rotating wave approximation is used to formulate the third-order optical nonlinearities. Transitions between the 1s and 2p± impurity states because of an incident light polarized perpendicularly to the growth direction are considered as the origins of optical nonlinearity. Following a set of computations for a quantum well doped at the center, it is found that the nonlinear susceptibility decreases when the well becomes wider or the Al concentration increases. Additionally, when the doping center is shifted to the well edge, the nonlinear susceptibility decreases too. A large nonlinear figure of merit is obtainable in wider wells compared to the narrower wells although the latter delivers larger nonlinear susceptibilities

  11. Prevalência de neurocisticercose em pacientes atendidos no setor de neurologia do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná, Brasil - DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v29i1.111 Neurocysticercosis prevalence in patients assisted at the neurology sector of the Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, state of Paraná, Brazil- DOI: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v29i1.111

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de estimar a prevalência de neurocisticercose, livros de registro de pacientes internados e ambulatoriais atendidos no setor de neurologia do Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná, no período de janeiro de 2000 a junho de 2003, foram analisados. Dos 1.713 atendimentos realizados, observaram-se 13 (0,8% pacientes com diagnóstico de neurocisticercose. Em quatro pacientes o diagnóstico foi estabelecido no período de estudo; nos demais, entre os anos de 1993 e 1999. Com relação ao sexo, a prevalência de neurocisticercose foi de 0,8% no sexo masculino e 0,7% no sexo feminino. Quanto à idade, a prevalência foi maior na faixa etária de 11 a 30 anos (1,3% e acima dos 50 anos (1,2%. Dos municípios que tiveram casos de neurocisticercose, os de Ângulo, Marialva, Floresta e Mandaguaçu apresentaram as maiores prevalências. Manifestações epilépticas e cefaléia foram as principais queixas dos pacientes diagnosticados. A observação de um caso com a forma ativa e um com a forma transicional, entre os quatro diagnosticados no período analisado, indica que a infecção continua ativa em nosso meio, merecendo das autoridades sanitárias constante vigilância.Register books of ambulatory patients and of the ones in hospital, assisted at the neurology sector of the Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, State of Paraná, from January, 2000 to June, 2003, were evaluated with the purpose of estimating the neurocysticercosis prevalence. Out of the 1,713 individuals attended, 13 (0.8% patients were given the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. In four patients, such a diagnosis was established during the study period, and the others were evaluated from 1993 to 1999. Concerning sex, the prevalence of neurocysticercosis was of 0.8% in males and 0.7% in females. As for age, the prevalence was greater in 11-30-year-old patients (1.3% and in individuals who were above 50 years old (1.2%. With respect to the

  12. Hypoglycemia in the hospital

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    2011-01-01

    Hypoglycemia is a common adverse event affecting hospitalized patients with diabetes. This paper reviews the data regarding optimization of glucose in hospitalized patients, discusses the scope and significance of hypoglycemia in the hospital, and makes recommendations on how to reduce the risk of this serious adverse event. Keywords: hypoglycemia; hospital; diabetes; insulin(Published: 18 July 2011)Citation: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 2011, 1: 7217 - DOI: 10...

  13. Identification and characterization of novel associations in the CASP8/ALS2CR12 region on chromosome 2 with breast cancer risk

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    Lin, Wei-Yu; Camp, Nicola J; Ghoussaini, Maya;

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    Previous studies have suggested that polymorphisms in CASP8 on chromosome 2 are associated with breast cancer risk. To clarify the role of CASP8 in breast cancer susceptibility, we carried out dense genotyping of this region in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC). Single-nucleotide po...

  14. Ferroindialite (Fe2+,Mg)2Al4Si5O18, a new beryl-group mineral from the Eifel volcanic region, Germany

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    Chukanov, N. V.; Aksenov, S. M.; Pekov, I. V.; Ternes, B.; Schüller, W.; Belakovskiy, D. I.; Van, K. V.; Blass, G.

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    A new mineral, ferroindialite, a Fe2+-dominant analog of indialite, has been found in a pyrometamorphosed xenolith of pelitic rock hosted in alkaline basalts. Associated minerals are phlogopite, sanidine, sillimanite, pyroxenes of the enstatite-ferrosilite series, wagnerite, fluorapatite, tridymite, zircon and almandine. Ferroindialite forms brown-purple to gray with a violet-blue tint short prismatic or thick tabular hexagonal crystals up to 1.5 mm in size. The new mineral is brittle, with a Mohs' hardness of 7. Cleavage is not observed. D meas = 2.66(1), D calc = 2.667 g/cm3. IR spectrum shows neither H2O nor OH groups. Ferroindialite is anomalously biaxial (-), α = 1.539(2), β = 1.552(2), γ = 1.554(2), 2 V meas = 30(10)°. The mineral is weakly pleochroic, ranging from colorless on X to pale violet on Z. Dispersion is weak, r < v. The chemical composition (electron microprobe, mean of five point analyses, wt %) is as follows: 0.14 Na2O, 0.46 K2O, 4.95 MgO, 1.13 MnO, 12.66 FeO, 2.64 Fe2O3, 30.45 Al2O3, 47.22 SiO2, total is 99.65. The distribution of total iron content between Fe2+ and Fe3+ was carried out according to structural data. The empirical formula of ferroindialite is: (K0.06Na0.03)(Fe{1.12/2+}Mg0.78Mn0.10)Σ2.00(Al3.79Fe{0.21/3+})Σ4.00Si4.98O18. The simplified formula is: (Fe2+,Mg)2Al4Si5O18. The crystal structure has been refined on a single crystal, R = 0.049. Ferroindialite is hexagonal, space group P6/ mcc; a = 9.8759(3), c = 9.3102(3) Å, V = 786.40(3) Å3, Z = 2. The strongest lines in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern [ d, Å ( I, %) ( hkl)] are: 8.59 (100) (100), 4.094 (27) (102), 3.390 (35) (112), 3.147 (19) (202), 3.055 (31) (211), 2.657 (12) (212), 1.695 (9) (224). The type specimen of ferroindialite is deposited in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, registration number 4400/1.

  15. Cooperación al desarrollo : transferencia de tecnología eólica en la fabricación de micro-aerogeneradores mediante tecnologías apropiadas en regiones rurales andinas del Perú

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    El presente documento ilustra el proceso de elaboración de aerogeneradores de baja potencia para electrificación en instalaciones aisladas. El proyecto de cooperación al desarrollo para la transferencia de tecnología de fabricación y puesta en marcha, se ha llevado a cabo bajo las especificaciones técnicas requeridas para obtener un correcto funcionamiento en las regiones andinas del Perú. Alcanzar estas metas ha supuesto un reto en el diseño de los parámetros constructivos de la máquina eléc...

  16. Cuidado de enfermagem à criança vítima de violência sexual atendida em unidade de emergência hospitalar Cuidado de la enfermería al niño víctima de violencia sexual atendido en unidad de emergencia hospitalaria Nursing care for sexually abused children in hospital emergency units

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    Ruth Oliveira Santos Woiski

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: conhecer como a equipe de enfermagem percebe o cuidado efetivado à criança que sofreu violência sexual ao ser atendida em unidade de emergência hospitalar e especificar, a partir das expressões da equipe de enfermagem, as características que compõem o cuidado de enfermagem em unidade de emergência hospitalar à criança que sofreu violência sexual. Métodos: pesquisa qualitativa, pelo método exploratório-descritivo, utilizando a entrevista semiestruturada com 11 profissionais da equipe de enfermagem de uma unidade de emergência hospitalar. Resultados: pela análise de conteúdo de Bardin (1991, foram compreendidas três Unidades de Contexto e seis Unidades de Significação que revelam a percepção da equipe de enfermagem ao cuidar da criança vítima de violência sexual em unidade de emergência hospitalar. Conclusões: a equipe percebe que o cuidado vai além da técnica, envolvendo o emocional da criança, equipe e família. Percebeu-se o cuidado humanizado, porém sem a sistematização da assistência por meio do processo de enfermagem.Objetivos: Conocer cómo el equipo de enfermería percibe el cuidado destinado al niño victima de violencia sexual al ser atendido en una unidad de emergencia hospitalaria y especificar, a partir de las expresiones del equipo de enfermería, las características que conforman el cuidado de enfermería en una unidad de emergencia hospitalaria destinadas al niño que sufrió violencia sexual. Métodos: investigación cualitativa, a través del método exploratorio descriptivo: aplicó la entrevista semiestructurada con 11 profesionales del equipo de enfermería de una unidad de emergencia hospitalaria. Resultados: a través del análisis de contenido de Bardin (1991 se contemplaron tres Unidades de Contexto y seis Unidades de Significación que revelan la percepción del equipo de enfermería al cuidar del niño víctima de violencia sexual en una unidad de emergencia hospitalaria

  17. Hospital implementation of resuscitation guidelines and review of CPR training programmes: a nationwide study.

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    Schmidt, Anders S; Lauridsen, Kasper G; Adelborg, Kasper; Løfgren, Bo

    2016-06-01

    This study aimed to investigate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guideline implementation and CPR training in hospitals. This nationwide study included mandatory resuscitation protocols from each Danish hospital. Protocols were systematically reviewed for adherence to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) 2010 guidelines and CPR training in each hospital. Data were included from 45 of 47 hospitals. Adherence to the ERC basic life support (BLS) algorithm was 49%, whereas 63 and 58% of hospitals adhered to the recommended chest compression depth and rate. Adherence to the ERC advanced life support (ALS) algorithm was 81%. Hospital BLS course duration was [median (interquartile range)] 2.3 (1.5-2.5) h, whereas ALS course duration was 4.0 (2.5-8.0) h. Implementation of ERC 2010 guidelines on BLS is limited in Danish hospitals 2 years after guideline publication, whereas the majority of hospitals adhere to the ALS algorithm. CPR training differs among hospitals. PMID:26181002

  18. Analysis of the characteristics of hospitalized patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region%宁夏地区系统性红斑狼疮住院患者发病特点分析

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    张芮君; 曾小峰; 王莉; 朱蓉; 竺红

    2014-01-01

    Objective To analyze the characteristics of hospitalized patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region,and to characterize the epidemiology of SLE.Methods The data of 184 patients admitted to Ningxia Medical College Hospital during January 2008 to December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed.The data analysis included the initial symptoms,system involvement and clinical situations.Chi-square test,t test,Mann-Whitney U test and Logistic analysis were used for statistical analysis.Results ① The ratio of male and female was 1∶9.8.The most common clinical symptoms was rash in 72 cases (39%),and followed by joint pain in 61 cases (33%),swelling in 28 cases (15%) and fatigue in 21 cases (11%).② Eighteen percent (33/184) patients were late-onset SLE patients.Compared with regular SLE patients,the interval was longer in late-onset SLE patients between clinical symptoms onset and the time when they saw the doctor.③ Blood and kidney were the most commonly affected organs.④ The highest diagnosis rate occurred in rheumatology department,the highest diagnosis rate occurred in the kidney department for patients with dropsy as starting symptom.Conclusion SLE primarily occurs in childbearing aged women.The reason of misdiagnosis of SLE is mainly due to the incorrect hospital selection for the first visit.Delayed diagnosis will lead to delay in the treatment.%目的 分析宁夏回族自治区SLE住院患者的发病及预后情况.方法 采用回顾性病例分析方法,选取2008年1月至2013年12月在宁夏医科大学总医院住院的SLE患者,收集其首发症状、系统累及和就诊情况,并采用t检验,Mann-Whitney U检验,x2检验和Logistic相关性分析进行统计学分析.结果 ①在184例住院患者中,男∶女为1∶9.8,首发临床表现以皮疹最为多见,占39%(72/184),其次为关节痛、浮肿、乏力,分别占33%(61/184)、15%(28/184)、11%(21/184).②晚发性SLE患者占18%(33

  19. Veterinary Teaching Hospital introduces radioactive iodine therapy for feline hyperthyroidism

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    2008-01-01

    The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital has introduced a new radioactive iodine therapy for an endocrine disorder that commonly affects older cats.

  20. Hospital sector: further trends in privatization

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    Christiansen, Terkel

    Due to a strike among nurses in the spring of 2008, the existing waiting time guarantee of one month was suspended until June 1, 2009. Regions turned to private hospitals to assist reducing the hump of patients. It has been claimed that the private sector used to be favorably treated by the Liber......-Conservative government because the DRG price paid to them was higher than the actual costs at private hospitals. Now the regions will negotiate lower prices with private hospitals.......Due to a strike among nurses in the spring of 2008, the existing waiting time guarantee of one month was suspended until June 1, 2009. Regions turned to private hospitals to assist reducing the hump of patients. It has been claimed that the private sector used to be favorably treated by the Liberal...

  1. Pre-hospital thrombolysis.

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    Vaishnav, Aditi; Vaishnav, Avani; Khandekar, Santosh; Vaishnav, Sudhir

    2011-12-01

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of mortality in India. Patients in India, who have acute coronary syndromes, have a higher rate of STEMI than do patients in developed countries. Since most of these patients are poor, they are less likely to get evidence-based treatments, and have a greater 30-day mortality. Reduction of delays in access to hospital and provision of affordable treatments could reduce this. Treatment regimes for AMI should aim to open the artery as soon as possible and as wide as possible. In patients suitable for thrombolytic treatment, time is critical and reperfusion should be initiated as soon as possible. Some adjunctive therapies are also beneficial, in particular, the antiplatelet agent aspirin, which should be given in the prehospital setting when a diagnosis of AMI is suspected. Despite availability of good treatment, mortality from AMI is showing no further reduction due to the prehospital phase and in-hospital delays. Thrombolysis is almost always delivered to patients after arriving in hospital, losing valuable time (and hence heart muscle). Newer drugs combined with recognition of improved outcomes have prompted attempts to decrease the time from symptom onset to treatment delivery via Pre Hospital Thrombolysis (PHT). However, PHT is significantly superior to in-hospital thrombolysis (IHT). This is especially important in regions where PCI is not available. In the RIKS-HIA and NRMI, PHT had better outcomes than IHT, but patients who received PPCI had lower mortality and re-infarction rates. They concluded that within 2 h of symptom onset, patients should receive PHT only if PPCI is not available within 4 h. In CAPTIM, which compared PPCI and PHT followed by PCI if thrombolysis failed and in GRACIA-1 trial, which tested the role of systematic PCI within 24 h of thrombolysis, the policy of systematic PCI following thrombolysis yielded better results than conservative management. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the

  2. Hospital demand for physicians.

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    Morrisey, M A; Jensen, G A

    1990-01-01

    This article develops a derived demand for physicians that is general enough to encompass physician control, simple profit maximization and hospital utility maximization models of the hospital. The analysis focuses on three special aspects of physician affiliations: the price of adding a physician to the staff is unobserved; the physician holds appointments at multiple hospitals, and physicians are not homogeneous. Using 1983 American Hospital Association data, a system of specialty-specific demand equations is estimated. The results are consistent with the model and suggest that physicians should be concerned about reduced access to hospitals, particularly as the stock of hospitals declines. PMID:10104050

  3. Hospitable Classrooms: Biblical Hospitality and Inclusive Education

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    Anderson, David W.

    2011-01-01

    This paper contributes to a Christian hermeneutic of special education by suggesting the biblical concept of hospitality as a necessary characteristic of classroom and school environments in which students with disabilities and other marginalized students can be effectively incorporated into the body of the classroom. Christian hospitality, seen…

  4. Evaluation of surrogate markers for human immunodeficiency virus infection among blood donors at the blood bank of "Hospital Universitário Regional Norte do Paraná", Londrina, PR, Brazil

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    Reiche Edna Maria Vissoci

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the usefulness of the anti-HBc, hepatitis C virus antibodies (anti-HCV, human T cell lymphotropic virus I and II antibodies (anti-HTLV I/II, serologic tests for syphilis, and surface antigen of hepatitis B virus (HBsAg as surrogate markers for the risk for HIV infection in 80,284 serum samples from blood donors from the Blood Bank of "Hospital Universitário Regional Norte do Paraná", Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil, analyzed from July 1994 to April 2001. Among 39 blood donors with positive serology for HIV, 12 (30.8% were anti-HBc positive, 10 (25.6% for anti-HCV, 1 (2.6% for anti-HTLV I/I, 1 (2.6% was positive for syphilis, and 1 (2.6% for HBsAg. Among the donors with negative serology for HIV, these markers were detected in 8,407 (10.5%, 441 (0.5%, 189 (0.2%, 464 (0.6%, and 473 (0.6% samples, respectively. The difference was statistically significant (p < 0.001 for anti-HBc and anti-HCV. Although the predictive positive value for these surrogate markers were low for HIV infection, the results confirmed the anti-HBc and anti-HCV as useful surrogate markers for HIV infection thus reinforcing the maintenance of them in the screening for blood donors contributing to the prevention of the small number of cases in which HIV is still transmitted by transfusion.

  5. Balance historiográfico de la novela histórica en Colombia. Una aproximación al ámbito regional

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    José Eduardo Rueda Enciso

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper offers a detailed bibliographic review of those Colombian historical novels published between years 1844 and 2014. At a first glance, the author defines what is understood as 'historical novel' and how this concept has been applied in the Colombian literature, from middle 19th century until today; then several authors and novels are highlighted as representatives of several country regions. Finally, changes produced along 160 years are described, covering from 19th´s romanticism to post-modernism. As a conclusion, the author points out some historical facts and circumstances, which have influenced literature production in Colombia.

  6. Proyección del estudiante de Patología y Clínica Estomatológica desde el ámbito del claustro de la Facultad al Hospital Público: Registro retrospectivo de las patologías observadas Projection of oral pathology and Clinical Stomatology student from faculty class room to public hospital: Retrospective analyse of the observed diseases

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    ML Mercado; Rom, M; S Micinquevich; Z Casariego

    2006-01-01

    Estableciendo las bases del proceso Enseñanza/Aprendizaje de la Estomatología para alumnos del último nivel de la currícula de Odontología, y en especial de la Asignatura Patología y Clínica Estomatológica, se ha diseñado este estudio. El mismo se ha llevado a cabo teniendo en cuenta los siguientes Objetivos: 1) La observación del desempeño de los estudiantes en un hospital público, en donde han realizado su trabajo en terreno. 2) Un relevamiento de las lesiones y enfermedades que se han pres...

  7. The application of hospitality elements in hospitals.

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    Wu, Ziqi; Robson, Stephani; Hollis, Brooke

    2013-01-01

    In the last decade, many hospital designs have taken inspiration from hotels, spurred by factors such as increased patient and family expectations and regulatory or financial incentives. Increasingly, research evidence suggests the value of enhancing the physical environment to foster healing and drive consumer decisions and perceptions of service quality. Although interest is increasing in the broader applicability of numerous hospitality concepts to the healthcare field, the focus of this article is design innovations, and the services that such innovations support, from the hospitality industry. To identify physical hotel design elements and associated operational features that have been used in the healthcare arena, a series of interviews with hospital and hotel design experts were conducted. Current examples and suggestions for future hospitality elements were also sought from the experts, academic journals, and news articles. Hospitality elements applied in existing hospitals that are addressed in this article include hotel-like rooms and decor; actual hotels incorporated into medical centers; hotel-quality food, room service, and dining facilities for families; welcoming lobbies and common spaces; hospitality-oriented customer service training; enhanced service offerings, including concierges; spas or therapy centers; hotel-style signage and way-finding tools; and entertainment features. Selected elements that have potential for future incorporation include executive lounges and/or communal lobbies with complimentary wireless Internet and refreshments, centralized controls for patients, and flexible furniture. Although the findings from this study underscore the need for more hospitality-like environments in hospitals, the investment decisions made by healthcare executives must be balanced with cost-effectiveness and the assurance that clinical excellence remains the top priority. PMID:23424818

  8. Studies of total bremsstrahlung in thick targets of Al, Ti, Sn and Pb for 90Sr beta particles in the photon energy region of 1-100 keV

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    Singh, Amrit; Dhaliwal, A. S.

    2016-02-01

    Total bremsstrahlung (BS) spectra in thick targets of Al, Ti, Sn and Pb produced by beta emitter 90Sr (End point energy=546 keV) are studied in the photon energy range of 1-100 keV. The experimentally measured BS spectra are compared with the theoretical spectral distributions calculated from Elwert corrected (non relativistic) Bethe-Heitler [EBH] theory, modified Elwert factor (relativistic) Bethe-Heitler [Fmod BH] theory for ordinary bremsstrahlung (OB) and the Avdonina and Pratt [Fmod BH+PB] theory, which include the contribution of polarization bremsstrahlung (PB) into OB. The present results are indicating the correctness of Fmod BH+PB theory in the low energy region, where PB dominates into the BS, but at the middle and higher photon energy region of the bremsstrahlung spectrum, the Fmod BH theory is more close to the experimental results. The description of the bremsstrahlung process in stripped atom (SA) approximation, which indicates the suppression of the bremsstrahlung at higher energy ends due to the production of PB in the low energy region, needs further considerations. Hence, the present measurements for BS for different target materials indicates that the considerations of the screening effects along with other secondary effects during the interaction of incident electrons with the target nuclei are important while describing the production of bremsstrahlung, particularly for the higher energy regions.

  9. Aproximaciones al rol de los planificadores regionales de la Iniciativa para la Integración de la Infraestructura Regional Suramericana (IIRSA

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    Damián Lobos

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se analiza el rol central que vienen cumpliendo los planificadores regionales alineados con la visión del regionalismo abierto cepalino en la actual estrategia de inserción de América Latina en el capitalismo global, en vista de su sujeción a los imperativos mundiales del capital transnacionalizado. Para ello se enfoca la atención en los instrumentos metodológicos de la Planificación Territorial Indicativa (PTI de la Iniciativa para la Integración de la Infraestructura Regional Suramericana (IIRSA, entendiendo a esta última como institución reproductora del regionalismo abierto de la CEPAL desde su propuesta general de integración física regional. Se exponen cuatro secciones donde se desarrollan la emergencia del regionalismo abierto cepalino como estrategia espacial del Estado y la relevancia de IIRSA en torno a la reproducción del mismo, para luego analizar el rol que desempeñan en la misma los planificadores regionales desde la creación de consenso por medio de la PTI, hasta la creación de territorialidades particulares.

  10. A Study of the Dielectric Properties of Al2O3-TiO2 Composite in the Microwave and RF Regions

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    Campos, R. V. B.; Bezerra, C. L.; Oliveira, L. N. L.; Gouveia, D. X.; Silva, M. A. S.; Sombra, A. S. B.

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    We have studied the effect of addition of titania, as a sintering agent, to alumina on the dielectric characteristics of the ceramic composites obtained. The dielectric properties of the titania-alumina composites were studied by use of impedance spectroscopy and the Hakki-Coleman method in the radio-frequency and microwave regions, respectively. The temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency ( τ f ) was also studied. Dielectric permittivity ( ɛ') was increased and the dielectric loss (tan δ) was improved by addition of titania, as a result of better sintering; addition of 10 wt.% titania resulted in ɛ' = 12.68 and tan δ = 8.23 × 10-4 in the microwave region. Increasing the concentration of TiO2 led to inversion of the τ f signal; values were positive when the concentration of TiO2 was >7.5 wt.%. The ceramic composites were evaluated as antennas; for all samples the return loss ( S 11) was antenna performance. In conclusion, addition of the TiO2 to alumina improves its dielectric properties, resulting in the possibility of use of such composites as dielectric resonator antennas (DRA).

  11. Occupational exposure in UK hospitals

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    The Regional Radiation Physics and Protection Service (RRPPS) of the Medical Physics Department of Birmingham monitors the radiation dose of almost 10,000 hospital staff working in the West Midlands and some other NHS regions. The RRPPS is an Approved Dosimetry Service and holds dose records for over 30,000 staff. The earliest records date from 1949 when less than 200 people were monitored. The dosimetry service has been computerised since 1974. Analysis of the annual records for each category of staff shows the impact particularly of remote after-loading brachytherapy equipment on the reduction of staff doses. The evidence from dose records suggests that with proper working practices, no hospital staff should need to be designated as classified radiation workers under the Ionising Radiation regulations 1985. A significant reduction of the current dose limits may alter this situation. (author)

  12. Mudanças na assistência ao idoso após promulgação do Estatuto do Idoso segundo profissionais de hospital geriátrico Cambios en asistencia al anciano después promulgación del Estatuto del Anciano según profesionales de hospital geriátrico Changes in the care of the elderly after the enactment of the Elderly Statute according to professionals of a geriatric hospital

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    Maristela Santini Martins; Maria Cristina Komatsu Braga Massarollo

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    Este estudo objetivou conhecer o contato da equipe multiprofissional com o Estatuto do Idoso e qual a interferência dessa Lei na assistência ao idoso institucionalizado. O cenário do estudo foi um Hospital Geriátrico de São Paulo, onde residem 297 idosos. Participaram 35 profissionais integrantes da equipe multiprofissional da Instituição que responderam a um questionário composto de perguntas abertas e fechadas. Os resultados foram divididos em categorias e submetidos à análise descritiva. D...

  13. Hospital-acquired pneumonia

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000146.htm Hospital-acquired pneumonia To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Hospital-acquired pneumonia is an infection of the lungs ...

  14. Staph infections - hospital

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    ... or skin cysts. Anyone can get a staph infection. Hospital patients can get staph infections of the skin: ... for and promptly reporting any sign of wound infections Many hospitals encourage patients to ask their providers if they ...

  15. Hospital Compare - Archived Data

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Compare is a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can...

  16. HCAHPS Hospital Survey

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Hospital Survey The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey...

  17. Los desafíos al desarrollo urbano-regional en la economía global contemporánea

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    Ricardo Carlos Gaspar

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    Full Text Available La urbanización acelerada y los cambios tecnológicos verificados en las últimas décadas están produciendo una nueva geografía de poder en el mundo, con centros metropolitanos y regiones asumiendo creciente importancia en la economía y política globales. El presente análisis aborda esas transformaciones, postulando que el nuevo énfasis en los gobiernos locales y en los espacios urbanos no significa que el Estado-nación haya perdido su centralidad, pues aún es la instancia de poder decisiva para dar soporte, sostenibilidad y coherencia a las estrategias regionales y locales de desarrollo, en un marco de crecientes y complejas interacciones entre distintas escalas geográficas.

  18. Interruptions: Derrida and Hospitality

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    Come in. Welcome. Be my guest and I will be yours. Shall we ask, in accordance with the Derridean question, "Is not hospitality an interruption of the self?" What is the relationship between the interruption and the moment one enters the host's home? Derrida calls us toward a new understanding of hospitality - as an interruption. This paper will illuminate the history of hospitality in the West as well as trace Derrida's discussions of hospitality throughout many of works. The overall goal of...

  19. Apoyo familiar en el apego al tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial esencial Family support and drug therapy compliance in essential hypertension

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    Florentina Marín-Reyes; Martha Rodríguez-Morán

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    Objetivo. Determinar la asociación entre apoyo familiar (AF) y apego al tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial esencial (HAS). Material y métodos. Estudio de casos y controles al que se integraron 80 sujetos con diagnóstico establecido de HAS, con 40 pacientes en cada grupo. Se consideró como casos a los pacientes con apego y como controles a los pacientes sin apego al tratamiento. El estudio se realizó de mayo a diciembre de 1999, en el Hospital Regional del IMSS, en la ciudad de Durango, D...

  20. Critical load of acid precipitations. Mapping of Italian regions; Mappa dei carichi critici di acidita' totale riferita al territorio italiano

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    Bonanni, P.; Brini, S.; Delmonaco, G.; Liburdi, R.; Trocciola, A.; Vetrella, G. [ENEA Centro Ricerche Casaccia, S. Maria di Galeria, RM (Italy). Dipt. Ambiente

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    In this report the mapping of critical loads of acidity for the Italian terrestrial ecosystems is presented. The level O method (Stockholm Environment Institute) has been used to determine sensitivity to acid deposition; this semi-quantitative method has been modified to address some Italian characteristics. The results show that the sensitivity of the Italian soils to acidification is not particularly elevated: there are really only few small areas with poor tolerance to acid depositions. These areas are in the north-east of Italy, in Alpine and Prealpine region. [Italian] Nel rapporto vengono riportati i risultati della mappatura, riferita agli ecosistemi terrestri del territorio italiano, dei carichi critici per l'acidita' totale. Il calcolo dei carichi critici e' stato eseguito sulla base della metodologia messa a punto dallo Stokholm Environment Institute; a questo metodo semi-quantitativo sono state apportate alcune modifiche per meglio adattarlo alle caratteristiche del territorio italiano. Dall'analisi dei risultati ottenuti, si evince come la sensibilita' dei suoli italiani all'acidificazione non sia particolarmente elevata: sono state riscontrate infatti solo alcune aree, peraltro con superficie limitata, con una scarsa tolleranza alle deposizioni acide. Tali aree sono localizzate nell'Italia nord-orientale, in zona alpina e prealpina.

  1. Interruptions: Derrida and Hospitality

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    Mark W. Westmoreland

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    Full Text Available Come in. Welcome. Be my guest and I will be yours. Shall we ask, in accordance with the Derridean question, "Is not hospitality an interruption of the self?" What is the relationship between the interruption and the moment one enters the host's home? Derrida calls us toward a new understanding of hospitality - as an interruption. This paper will illuminate the history of hospitality in the West as well as trace Derrida's discussions of hospitality throughout many of works. The overall goal of this project is to provide readers of Derrida with a sort of reference guide for his discussions on and deconstructive approach to hospitality.

  2. Childhood Asthma Management Pre- and Post-Incident Asthma Hospitalization

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    Bianchi, Marina; Clavenna, Antonio; Sequi, Marco; Bortolotti, Angela; Fortino, Ida; Merlino, Luca; Bonati, Maurizio

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    Many hospitalizations for asthma could potentially be avoided with appropriate management. The aim of this study was to analyze data on disease management of a paediatric population with a hospitalization for asthma. The study population comprised 6–17 year old subjects belonging to three local health units of the Lombardy Region, northern Italy. Regional administrative databases were used to collect data on: the number of children with an incident hospitalization for asthma during the 2004–2...

  3. Medicare Hospital Spending Per Patient - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The "Medicare hospital spending per patient (Medicare Spending per Beneficiary)" measure shows whether Medicare spends more, less or about the same per Medicare...

  4. Medical and surgical ward rounds in teaching hospitals of Kuwait University: students’ perceptions

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    Marwan, Yousef

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    Sara AlMutar,1 Lulwa AlTourah,1 Hussain Sadeq,2 Jumanah Karim,2 Yousef Marwan3 1Department of Medicine, 2Department of Pediatrics, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Al-Razi Orthopedic Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait Background: Teaching sessions for medical students during ward rounds are an essential component of bedside teaching, providing students with the opportunity to regard patients as actual people, and to observe their physical conditions directly, allowin...

  5. A Comparison of the Diabetes Risk Score in HIV/AIDS Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART and HAART-Naive Patients at the Limbe Regional Hospital, Cameroon.

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    Full Text Available Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART has been associated with dysglycaemia. However, there is scarce data on the risk of developing diabetes mellitus (DM in HIV/AIDS patients in Africa.Primarily to quantify and compare the risk of having diabetes mellitus in HIV/AIDS patients on HAART and HAART-naïve patients in Limbe, Cameroon; and secondarily to determine if there is an association between HAART and increased DM risk.A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Limbe Regional Hospital HIV treatment center between April and June 2013, involving 200 HIV/AIDS patients (100 on first-line HAART regimens for at least 12 months matched by age and gender to 100 HAART-naïve patients. The Diabetes Risk Score (DRS was calculated using a clinically validated model based on routinely recorded primary care parameters. A DRS ≥ 7% was considered as indicative of an increased risk of developing DM.The median DRS was significantly higher in patients on HAART (2.30% than in HAART-naïve patients (1.62%, p = 0.002. The prevalence of the increased DM risk (DRS ≥ 7% was significantly higher in patients on HAART, 31% (95% CI: 22.13-41.03 than in HAART-naïve patients, 17% (95% CI: 10.23-25.82, p = 0.020. HAART was significantly associated with an increased DM risk, the odds ratio of the HAART group compared to the HAART-naïve group was 2.19 (95% CI: 1.12-4.30, p = 0.020. However, no association was found after adjusting for BMI-defined overweight, hypertension, age, sex, family history of DM and smoking (Odds ratio = 1.22, 95% CI: 0.42-3.59, p = 0.708. Higher BMI and hypertension accounted for the increased risk of DM in patients on HAART. Also, more than 82% of the participants were receiving or had ever used Zidovudine based HAART regimens.HIV/AIDS patients on HAART could be at a greater risk of having DM than HAART-naïve patients as a result of the effect of HAART on risk factors of DM such as BMI and blood pressure.

  6. Hospital implementation of resuscitation guidelines and review of CPR training programmes

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    Schmidt, Anders S; Lauridsen, Kasper G; Adelborg, Kasper; Løfgren, Bo

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    This study aimed to investigate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guideline implementation and CPR training in hospitals. This nationwide study included mandatory resuscitation protocols from each Danish hospital. Protocols were systematically reviewed for adherence to the European Resuscitation...... Council (ERC) 2010 guidelines and CPR training in each hospital. Data were included from 45 of 47 hospitals. Adherence to the ERC basic life support (BLS) algorithm was 49%, whereas 63 and 58% of hospitals adhered to the recommended chest compression depth and rate. Adherence to the ERC advanced life...... hospitals adhere to the ALS algorithm. CPR training differs among hospitals....

  7. Estado de la provisión de cuidados nutricionales al paciente quemado: Auditoría de procesos en un Servicio de Quemados de un hospital terciario Current status of nutritional care provision to burnt patients: Processes audit of a burnt patients department from a tertiary hospital

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    L. M. Miquet Romero; R. Rodríguez Garcell; J. Barreto Penié; S. Santana Porbén

    2008-01-01

    Justificación: La respuesta al tratamiento médico-quirúrgico del paciente quemado pudiera depender tanto de los estragos provocados por la agresión térmica, a saber las demandas metabólicas incrementadas, la aparición del Síndrome de Respuesta Inflamatoria Sistémica, y las infecciones microbianas; como de las prácticas culturales incluidas dentro de los procesos institucionales de cuidados nutricionales. Objetivo: Evaluar cómo la conducción de los procesos nutricionales de evaluación e interv...

  8. Hospital doctors' assessment of baseline spirometry.

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    Stephenson, N.; Morgan, R.; Abdel-Rahman-Abdel-Wahab, E.; Turnbull, C. J.

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    Baseline spirometry is useful in diagnosing and managing pulmonary disease. In a questionnaire survey of 100 hospital doctors in two hospitals in the Mersey region, their views and ability to interpret baseline spirometry was assessed. Of the 70 doctors who responded, 65% felt they could accurately interpret baseline spirometry. However, only 12% accurately interpreted all five vitalographs in the questionnaire. The majority (72%) felt they had not had adequate teaching in interpretation of s...

  9. Hospital diversification strategy.

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    Eastaugh, Steven R

    2014-01-01

    To determine the impact of health system restructuring on the levels of hospital diversification and operating ratio this article analyzed 94 teaching hospitals and 94 community hospitals during the period 2008-2013. The 47 teaching hospitals are matched with 47 other teaching hospitals experiencing the same financial market position in 2008, but with different levels of preference for risk and diversification in their strategic plan. Covariates in the analysis included levels of hospital competition and the degree of local government planning (for example, highly regulated in New York, in contrast to Texas). Moreover, 47 nonteaching community hospitals are matched with 47 other community hospitals in 2008, having varying manager preferences for service-line diversification and risk. Diversification and operating ratio are modeled in a two-stage least squares (TSLS) framework as jointly dependent. Institutional diversification is found to yield better financial position, and the better operating profits provide the firm the wherewithal to diversify. Some services are in a growth phase, like bariatric weight-loss surgery and sleep disorder clinics. Hospital managers' preferences for risk/return potential were considered. An institution life cycle hypothesis is advanced to explain hospital behavior: boom and bust, diversification, and divestiture, occasionally leading to closure or merger. PMID:25223156

  10. Alnu'uman Hospital Wastewater Assessment - Baghdad

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    Salwa H. Ahmed

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available      Wastewater of  hospitals creates serious environmental problems since  it may contain viruses, poisonous medical materials and heavy materials. Thus, extensive care should be given for such wastes before disposing  to surface water or city sanitary network. In this research, a detailed investigation for the wastewater discharged from different departments of Al-Nu'uman general hospital has been performed during the period February – June, 2005. It is found that wastewater discharge from that hospital is 0.76 m3/(day.bed which is very close to the Iraqi and International health regulations. This research program includes measurements of  different wastewater characteristics including BOD = 180 mg/l , COD  = 474 mg /l, PO4= = 15 mg/l , SO4=   = 108  mg/l , SS = 1979 mg/l , pH = 7.5 , average Temperature of ( 23° C .     The results of this work indicated that the range of Al-Nu'uman general hospital wastewater characteristics fall within the general limits of hospital wastewater characteristics.

  11. Development of pediatric hydronephrosis patients visiting the San Vicente Foundation University Hospital, Medellín, Colombia = Evolución de los pacientes pediátricos con diagnóstico de hidronefrosis que consultaron al Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación, Medellín, Colombia, entre 1960 y 2010

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    Niño Serna, Laura

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Hydronephrosis is one of the most common congenital malformations detected on prenatal ultrasounds. Moderate and severe cases are often associated with ureteropelvic junction obstruction, posterior urethral valves and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR. OBJECTIVE: To describe a series of pediatric patients diagnosed with hydronephrosis determining their etiology, prenatal diagnosis and frequency of chronic kidney disease (CKD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective study, through the reviewing of records of patients attending the outpatient department of pediatric nephrology at St. Vincent Hospital Foundation of Medellin, Colombia, for diagnosis of hydronephrosis during the years 1960-2010. RESULTS: The records of 924 patients between the ages of 0 and 18 years were evaluated, 35.7% female and 64.3% male. In 14.4% (133 the diagnosis was prenatal. Hydronephrosis was bilateral in 198 patients (28.5%. In 18.3% (169 no associated urological abnormality was found, reaching 4.2% in CKD (7. Ureteropelvic stenosis was diagnosed in 23.3% (216 followed with 21.5% VUR (199 and posterior urethral valves in 9.4% (87, reaching 10.2% ERC (93 CONCLUSION: Hydronephrosis allows the detection of underlying urologic abnormalities susceptible of trace or surgical correction. Prenatal diagnosis has allowed finding severe cases avoiding future complications such as urinary tract infection, presence of renal scarring and even chronic renal disease.

  12. Towards the collaborative hospital

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    Prætorius, Thim; Hasle, Peter; Edwards, Kasper;

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    Hospitals are increasingly faced with conflicting demands as they have to respond to increasing patient demands as well as financial, clinical and quality challenges. To handle these demands the hospital need to reconfigure its organization, and we propose to build on a concept for the...... collaborative hospital as new organizational form which is better equipped to respond to the challenges facing modern hospitals. The collaborative hospital is an ambidextrous organization that opens for pursuing both exploration and exploitation within the same organizational structure. The basic principles of...... the collaborative hospital concern the creation of an appropriate balance between standardization and local autonomy, shared purpose centred around providing the best possible care, and use of enabling structures that sustain the new ways of collaborative work. The chapter builds on the theoretical...

  13. Alnu'uman Hospital Wastewater Assessment - Baghdad

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    Salwa H. Ahmed; Salah F. Sharif

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         Wastewater of  hospitals creates serious environmental problems since  it may contain viruses, poisonous medical materials and heavy materials. Thus, extensive care should be given for such wastes before disposing  to surface water or city sanitary network. In this research, a detailed investigation for the wastewater discharged from different departments of Al-Nu'uman general hospital has been performed during the period February – June, 2005. It is found that wastewater discharge from ...

  14. Hallazgos clínicos y de laboratorio presentes en mujeres adolescentes embarazadas residentes en Costa Rica y con al menos dos consultas de control prenatal en el Hospital Calderón Guardia del 10 de mayo al 21 de mayo del 2010

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    Yessenia Brenes Madrigal

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    Full Text Available El presente es un estudio descriptivo observacional de cincuenta y tres expedientes de pacientes de la clínica de adolescentes del Hospital Calderón Guardia de donde se obtuvieron datos de hemoglobina, hematocrito, peso, talla y otros, con el fin de determinar la frecuencia de anemia y los patrones de ganancia de pero adecuados e inadecuados. Menos del 10 % de las pacientes presentaron anemia y aproximadamente la mitad tuvieron una inadecuada ganancia de peso y de estas la gran mayoría por pobre ganancia de peso. No se encontró una alta incidencia de anemia en esta población sin embargo en las que si la presentaron se encontraba asociada a un bajo peso para la edad gestacional, lo cual concuerda en la literatura existente. En cuanto a la ganancia de peso se obtuvieron resultados que demuestran que en las adolescentes embazadas la presencia de una inadecuada ganancia de peso es frecuente por lo que se debe tener en cuenta como factores asociados a este cuando se trabaja en el área de salud.This is an observational descriptive study about fifty-three patients records from the adolescents clinic at Calderon Guardia Hospital. Data about hemoglobin, hematocrit, weight and height, among others, were taken into account in order to determine the frequency of anemia and the adequate and inadequate weight gain patterns. Less than 10% of patients had anemia, and about half of them had inadequate weight gain or poor weight gain. There was not a high incidence of anemia in this population; however, in the ones in which anemia was found, it was due to low weight on gestational age, as it has been shown in the existing literature in this field . Research showed that inadequate weight gain on pregnant teenagers is common, and that this aspect should be taken into account when working in the health area.

  15. Microstructural and surface property variations due to the amorphous region formed by thermal annealing in Al-doped ZnO thin films grown on n-Si (1 0 0) substrates

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    X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns revealed that the as-grown and annealed Al-doped ZnO (AZO) films grown on the n-Si (1 0 0) substrates were polycrystalline. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images showed that bright-contrast regions existed in the grain boundary, and high-resolution TEM (HRTEM) images showed that the bright-contrast regions with an amorphous phase were embedded in the ZnO grains. While the surface roughness of the AZO film annealed at 800 deg. C became smoother, those of the AZO films annealed at 900 and 1000 deg. C became rougher. XRD patterns, TEM images, selected-area electron diffraction patterns, HRTEM images, and atomic force microscopy (AFM) images showed that the crystallinity in the AZO thin films grown on the n-Si (1 0 0) substrates was enhanced resulting from the release in the strain energy for the AZO thin films due to thermal annealing at 800 deg. C. XRD patterns and AFM images show that the crystallinity of the AZO thin films annealed at 1000 deg. C deteriorated due to the formation of the amorphous phase in the ZnO thin films.

  16. Assessment of protocols for surgical-site preparation in a regional network of hospitals Evaluación de la normalización de la preparación prequirúrgica en una red regional de hospitales Avaliação da normatização da preparação pré-cirúrgica em uma rede regional de hospitais

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    Maria Dolores Peñalver-Mompeán

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    Full Text Available Surgical-site infection is a preventable adverse event. Implementation of good practices for correct surgical-site preparation can contribute to lessen this safety problem. The objective of this study was to describe the presence and quality of protocols on surgical-site preparation in the Murcia (Spain regional network of public hospitals. The indicator "existence of protocol for surgical-site preparation" was assessed, as well as the formal quality (expected attributes and contents (compared to current evidence-based recommendations of existing documents. Seven of the nine hospitals have a protocol for surgical-site preparation. Opportunities to improve have been identified in relation to the protocols' formal quality and contents. Recommendations related to skin asepsis are incomplete and those related to hair removal contradict existing evidence. Most hospitals have protocols for surgical-site preparation; however, there is great room for improvement, in relation to their expected attributes and to the inclusion of evidence-based recommendations.La infección del sitio quirúrgico es un evento adverso prevenible mediante la implementación de buenas prácticas de preparación prequirúrgica. El objetivo del presente estudio fue describir la existencia y calidad de protocolización de la preparación prequirúrgica en la red regional de hospitales públicos de Murcia (España. Se evaluó el indicador "Existencia de protocolo/norma de preparación prequirúrgica", analizando la calidad formal (atributos y de contenido (presencia de recomendaciones basadas en evidencia de los documentos existentes. Siete (de nueve hospitales acreditaron tener protocolos de preparación prequirúrgica. Existen oportunidades de mejora en la calidad formal y de contenido. Las recomendaciones sobre asepsia son incompletas en la mayoría de los documentos, y las de eliminación del vello contrarias a la evidencia. La preparación prequirúrgica está protocolizada

  17. Petrología y geoquímica del granito Los Cuartos, Tafí del Valle, Tucumán, noroeste de Argentina: integración al esquema magmático regional

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    López, J. P.

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    Full Text Available Los Cuartos Granite crops out on the western flank of the Cumbres Calchaquíes, east of Tafí del Valle, Tucumán Province, Argentina. It has a granitic to granodioritic composition, of two micas, being biotite dominant. The granite is medium grained and inequigranular, with rare K-feldspar megacrysts. It contains host-rock xenoliths with different degrees of assimilation. The granite intrusion produced con tact metamorphism in the surrounding basement, with development of andalucite porphyroblasts and poikiloblastic biotite. The granite is calk-alkaline and peraluminous, and is K- and P-rich and Ca- and Na poor compared to other granitoids of the region. The pluton shows late-tectonic features with regard to the regional deformation. The granite possibly intruded during the Ordovician (Famatinian Cycle and its emplacement was structurally controlled by the Tafí Megafracture. Los Cuartos Granite and other intrusive bodies of the region share similar petrographical, geochemical, structural and geochronological characteristics.

    El Granito Los Cuartos aflora sobre la ladera occidental de Cumbres Calchaquíes, al E de la localidad de Tafí del Valle, provincia de Tucumán, Argentina. Es de composición granítica a granodiorítica, con desarrollo de dos micas, predominando la biotita. Es de grano medio e inequigranular, con megacristales de feldespato potásico raros o ausentes. Contiene xenolitos de la roca de caja con diferentes grados de digestión. Este cuerpo desarrolla fenómenos de metamorfismo de contacto en el basamento al que intruye, con desarrollo de porfiroblastos de andalucita y biotita poiquiloblástica. El granitoide presenta características calcoalcalina, peraluminosos, rico en K y P y con contenidos comparativamente más bajos en Ca y Na que los granitoides del área; poseen rasgos tardío-tectónicos con respecto a la deformación y su emplazamiento se habría producido durante el Ordovícico (Ciclo Famatiniano.

  18. Impacto de un programa de atención domiciliaria al enfermo crónico en ancianos: calidad de vida y reingresos hospitalarios Impact of the program home care for the chronically ill for elderly: quality of life and hospital readmissions

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el impacto del programa Atención Domiciliaria al Enfermo Crónico (ADEC comparado con la atención habitual (AH a ancianos con dependencia funcional, derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Cohorte prospectiva a tres meses a partir del egreso hospitalario en dos hospitales de la Ciudad de México. Se ingresaron 130 ancianos con dependencia funcional, 70 insertados al programa ADEC y 60 con atención habitual. Se midió impacto en reingresos hospitalarios y calidad de vida a partir de la escala Perfil de Impacto de la Enfermedad (SIP, por sus siglas en inglés. RESULTADOS: La edad promedio de los ancianos fue de 74 años (61/103 y 60% fueron mujeres. El principal diagnóstico fue enfermedad vascular cerebral (EVC (30.77%. El grupo de ADEC mejoró la calidad de vida en la dimensión psicosocial [46.26 (±13.85 comparado con 29.45 (±16.48 vs. 47.03 (±16.47 a 42.36 (±16.35 p0.05. CONCLUSIONES: El programa mejoró la dimensión psicosocial de calidad de vida.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the ADEC program (acronym in Spanish as compared with the typical care provided to disabled elderly affiliated with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort at three months after discharge from two general hospitals in Mexico City. A total of 130 patients with functional dependency were studied, 70 in the ADEC program and 60 with typical care. Impact was measured using hospital readmissions and quality of life based on the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP. RESULTS: Average age was 74 (61/103 years and 60% were women. The main diagnosis was cerebrovascular disease (30.77%. The quality of life in the psychosocial dimension improved for the ADEC group (from 46.26 (±13.85 to 29.45(±16.48 as compared with 47.03 (±16.47 to 42.36 (±16.35 for those receiving typical care (p0.05. CONCLUSIONS: HC program improved the psychosocial dimension of quality of

  19. Association of Hospital Prices for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With Hospital Quality and Reimbursement.

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    Giacomino, Bria D; Cram, Peter; Vaughan-Sarrazin, Mary; Zhou, Yunshu; Girotra, Saket

    2016-04-01

    Although prices for medical services are known to vary markedly between hospitals, it remains unknown whether variation in hospital prices is explained by differences in hospital quality or reimbursement from major insurers. We obtained "out-of-pocket" price estimates for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from a random sample of US hospitals for a hypothetical patient without medical insurance. We compared hospital CABG price to (1) "fair price" estimate from Healthcare Bluebook data using each hospital's zip code and (2) Society of Thoracic Surgeons composite CABG quality score and risk-adjusted mortality rate. Of 101 study hospitals, 53 (52.5%) were able to provide a complete price estimate for CABG. The mean price for CABG was $151,271 and ranged from $44,824 to $448,038. Except for geographic census region, which was weakly associated with price, hospital CABG price was not associated with other structural characteristics or CABG volume (p >0.10 for all). Likewise, there was no association between a hospital's price for CABG with average reimbursement from major insurers within the same zip code (ρ = 0.07, p value = 0.6), Society of Thoracic Surgeoncomposite quality score (ρ = 0.08, p value = 0.71), or risk-adjusted CABG mortality (ρ = -0.03 p value = 0.89). In conclusion, the price of CABG varied more than 10-fold across US hospitals. There was no correlation between price information obtained from hospitals and the average reimbursement from major insurers in the same market. We also found no evidence to suggest that hospitals that charge higher prices provide better quality of care. PMID:26993975

  20. ROLE OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION

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    UDAYSINH R. MANEPATIL

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    Hospital administration is the management of the hospital as a business. The administration is made up of medical and health services managers (sometimes called health care executives and health care administrators) and assistant administrators. Administrations range in size and the duties of the administrator depends on the size of the administration.

  1. Mental hospitals in India.

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    Krishnamurthy, K; Venugopal, D; Alimchandani, A K

    2000-04-01

    This review traces the history of the mental hospital movement, initially on the world stage, and later in India, in relation to advances in psychiatric care. Mental hospitals have played a significant role in the evolution of psychiatry to its present statusThe earliest hospital in India were established during the British colonial rule. They served as a means to isolate mentally ill persons from the societal mainstream and provide treatments that were in vogue at the time. Following India's independence, there has been a trend towards establishing general hospital psychiatry units and deinstitutionalization, while at the same time improving conditions in the existing mental hospitals.Since 1947, a series of workshops of superintendents was conducted to review the prevailing situations in mental hospitals and to propose recommendations to improve the same. Implementation of the Mental Health Act, 1987, and grovernmental focus upon mental hospital reform have paved way for a more specific and futuristic role for mental hospitals in planning psychiatric services for the new millenium, especially for severe mental illnesses. PMID:21407925

  2. Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation.

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    Novachek, James

    The Northern Arizona Hospitality Education Program is an exemplary three-year project designed to help students, mainly Indian, obtain job skills and attitudes necessary for successful employment in the hospitality industry. Nine high schools from Apache, Coconino, and Navajo Counties participated in the project. Objectives included providing an…

  3. Hospitality Services. Curriculum Guide.

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    Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.

    This guide, which was developed as part of Texas' home economics education program, is intended to assist teachers of a hospitality services course focusing on the food and lodging segments of the hospitality and tourism industry. The first 40% of the approximately 600-page guide consists of strategies for teaching each of 29 essential…

  4. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  5. Patient life in hospital

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    Ludvigsen, Mette Spliid

    Patient life in hospital.A qualitative study of informal relationships between hospitalised patients Introduction Within a patientology framework, this PhD dissertation is about an empirical study on patient life that provides insight into the nature of informal relationships between patients in...... hospitals today. Purpose The purpose was to explore how informal relationships between patients affect their hospital experiences in the hospital. The assumption is that, on the one hand, the impacts on patients' suffering affect the way they act and experience encounters with fellow patients for good or....... Methods The study is designed within a phenomenological-hermeneutical philosophic frame of reference and is based on ethnographic fieldwork among hospitalised patients in a Danish university hospital. Data for the study were collected through participant observations over a period of 18 months. Nine males...

  6. Service Robots for Hospitals

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    Özkil, Ali Gürcan

    services to maintain the quality of healthcare provided. This thesis and the Industrial PhD project aim to address logistics, which is the most resource demanding service in a hospital. The scale of the transportation tasks is huge and the material flow in a hospital is comparable to that of a factory. We...... believe that these transportation tasks, to a great extent, can be and will be automated using mobile robots. This thesis consequently addresses the key technical issues of implementing service robots in hospitals. In simple terms, a robotic system for automating hospital logistics has to be reliable......, adaptable and scalable. Robots have to be semi-autonomous, and should reliably navigate in large and dynamic environments in the hospital. The complexity of the problem has to be manageable, and the solutions have to be flexible, so that the system can be applicable in real world settings. This thesis...

  7. La atención hospitalaria al paciente con ictus en Cataluña: Resultados del «Primer Audit Clínic de l'Ictus. Catalunya, 2005/2006» In-hospital stroke care in Catalonia [Spain]: Results of the «First Clinical Audit of Stroke. Catalonia, 2005/2006»

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    Sònia Abilleira

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la calidad de la atención hospitalaria al paciente con ictus en los hospitales públicos catalanes antes de la difusión de la Guía de Práctica Clínica (GPC del ictus, estudiando el grado de adhesión a determinadas recomendaciones de la GPC. Métodos: Mediante revisión retrospectiva de historias clínicas de pacientes con ictus definidos mediante los códigos CIE-9 431, 433.x1, 434.x1, 436, e ingresados consecutivamente en 48 hospitales públicos catalanes en el primer semestre de 2005, se recogió información sobre distintos indicadores del proceso asistencial al ictus seleccionados según su evidencia científica o su importancia clínica. Los hospitales participantes reclutaron 20, 40 o 60 casos, según el número de ingresos/año. Se llevó a cabo una auditoría externa en el 9,3% de los casos reclutados en cada centro, tras selección aleatoria, para determinar la calidad de los datos recogidos. Los indicadores se agruparon en 6 perfiles relacionados con diferentes aspectos de la práctica clínica. Resultados: Se incluyeron 1.791 casos, un 53,9% hombres, con una media (desviación estándar de edad de 75,6 (12,4 años. La concordancia global entre observadores fue de 0,7. El cumplimiento de los perfiles asistenciales (porcentaje medio [intervalo de confianza del 95%] fue: calidad de la historia clínica, 78,5% (77,5-79,4; estándares de atención básica, 92,4% (91,5-93,2; evaluación neurológica, 38,3% (37,3-39,3; medidas iniciales del tratamiento rehabilitador, 44,9% (43,2-46,7; prevención y manejo de complicaciones, 68,4% (66,9-70, y medidas preventivas iniciales, 78,9% (77,3-80,4. Conclusiones: En 2005 la atención hospitalaria al ictus era mejorable, sobre todo los aspectos relacionados con la evaluación y el seguimiento neurológico del paciente y la rehabilitación.Objective: To determine the quality of in-hospital stroke care in public acute care hospitals in Catalonia before the implementation of a

  8. Sviluppo della metodologia HTA per la valutazione multidimensionale e multidisciplinare sulla corretta applicazione delle linee guida nazionali e regionali per l'appropriato ricorso al parto cesareo nell'AOU Federico II: analisi economica gestionale e confronto con la regione Veneto.

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    De Pascale, Teresa

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    La valutazione tramite HTA sulla corretta applicazione delle linee guida nazionali e regionali per l'appropriato ricorso al parto cesareo, nella regione Campania ha permesso di monitorare l'appropriatezza nel ricorso al parto cesareo ed effettuare un'analisi delle implicazioni medico-cliniche, sociali, organizzative, economiche, etiche e legali del taglio cesareo relativamente ai Dipartimenti Ostetrico Ginecologici dell'AOU Federico II. Dal 2012 ad oggi sono stati effettuati una serie di cont...

  9. New results on the MG model for the regional estimation of peak flood discharges of the Italian rivers; Aggiornamento del modello MG per la stima regionale delle portate al colmo di piena dei corsi d'acqua italiani

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    Beretta, A.; Maione, U.; Tomirotti, M. [Milan Politecnico, Milan (Italy). Dipt. di Ingegneria Idraulica, Ambientale e del Rilevamento

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    In this paper new results on the model recently proposed by the writers for the regional estimation of peak flood discharges of the Italian rivers are presented. The analysis has been extended acquiring new data that led to the set of 249 gauging stations considered in this study and in many cases have significantly increased the length of the historical series considered in the previous papers. On the basis of the enhanced hydrological information a new calibration has been performed for the probabilistic models MG and MGs, which are adopted in the proposed methodology. Moreover, an interpretation of the formal properties of the two models is presented on the basis of the correlation between coefficient of variation and coefficient of skewness of the annual maxima of the peak discharges, proved by the analysis of the historical series. For the regional estimation of the parameters of MG and MGs models new regression formulas have been calibrated for the most part of the territory of the Italian Country; besides taking advantage of the increased amount of available data, the formulas also involve different groups of geomorphoclimatic parameters of the river basins. The performances of the proposed methodology are compared with the ones coming from the application of other regional models proposed in literature for the various regions of the Italian Country. [Italian] Nella presente memoria viene presentato un aggiornamento del modello di stima regionale delle portate al colmo di piena proposto dagli scriventi in precedenti lavori. L'analisi e' stata ampliata con l'acquisizione di nuovi dati, che portano complessivamente a 249 il numero delle stazioni idrometrografiche considerate nello studio e in molti casi estendono significativamente la lunghezza delle serie storiche utilizzate nei precedenti lavori. Sulla base della piu' ampia informazione idrologica disponibile si e' proceduto anzitutto ad una nuova taratura dei modelli probabilistici

  10. Hacia un hospital sin látex

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    Paz Uribe Llopis

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo principal de este trabajo es, describir los pasos que se han dado en un hospital público para ir «Hacia un Hospital sin Látex». El aumento de la prevalencia de las enfermedades alérgicas, nos lleva a realizar una serie de actuaciones englobadas dentro de una política hospitalaria para disminuir la presencia de látex en el hospital. Con ello, queremos conseguir disminuir la alergia allátex de los trabajadores y evitar en los pacientes especialmente sensibles las posibles reacciones alérgicas al ser intervenidos quirúrgicamente.The main objective of this work is to describe the steps that hand been given in a public hospital in order to go «Towards a hospital without latex». The increasing of allergy illness is the reason because of that; we have to make a number of actions in a hospitable policy, with the purpose of decreasing the latex content in the hospital. With theses actions we want to get a latex allergy decreasing in the workers avoiding in the sensitive patients the possible allergy reactions when they are performed an operation.

  11. Distúrbios psiquiátricos relacionados ao álcool associados a diagnósticos de clínica médica e/ou intervenções cirúrgicas, atendidos num hospital geral Disturbios psiquiátricos relacionados al alcohol, asociados a diagnósticos de clínica médica y/o intervenciones quirúrgicas, atendidos en un hospital general Psychiatric disorders related to alcohol and associated to general clinical medical diagnoses and/or surgical interventions in patients admitted in a general hospital

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    1997-05-01

    Full Text Available Através de um inquérito epidemiológico, buscou-se detectar as co-morbidades dos diagnósticos psiquiátricos relacionados ao álcool. Para tanto, investigou-se os atendimentos num Hospital de Urgências Médicas no Setor de Psiquiatria, no período de 1988 a 1991, tendo por objetivo identificar quais as doenças clínicas e outros incidentes que acometem a população referida. Fizeram parte do levantamento os diagnóstico relacionados ao álcool, conforme CID 9 (291; 303 e 305.0 e os associados não pertencentes à psiquiatria. Evidenciou-se no período, 1835 casos com diagnósticos relacionados ao álcool e destes 487 (26.5% se referiram aos grupos 291-303-305.0, associados à outros não psiquiátricos. Desse total a maior frequência de casos ocorreu nos grupos 340-349 (Outros transtornos do SNC e 800-859 (Lesões e complicações traumáticas com 80 (16.4% atendimentos, respectivamente. Observando-se os dados por ano, constata-se que dos diagnósticos relacionados ao álcool (com diagnósticos clínicos associados o 303 (Síndrome de Dependência Alcoólica foi o que teve maior número de atendimento com 326 (67% casos, seguido de 291 (Psicose Alcoólica com 117 (24% e 305.0 (Álcool com 44 (9%. No período, tanto o diagnóstico psiquiátrico 303 como o 291, apareceram mais frequentemente associados ao grupo de diagnóstico clínicos 340-349, com 55 (11.2% e 12 (2.4% casos, respectivamente e o 305.0 teve o grupo 800-859 com 10 (2% casos, como o mais frequente.Usando un formulario de notificación epidemiológica, se buscó detectar las co-morbilidades de los diagnósticos psiquiátricos relacionados con el alcohol. Para esto se investigó las atenciones realizadas en un hospital de urgencias médicas en el sector de psiquiatría, durante el periodo de 1988 a1991; teniendo como objetivo identificar cuales son las enfermedades clínicas y otros incidentes padece la población referida. Hicieron parte los diagnósticos relacionados al

  12. Preference of hospital usage in India

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    Full Text Available Health is important and money is not matter, if people are concerned for the treatment of various ailments. A collective acceptance with regard to hospital usage is that most of the people prefer to use private hospitals even if the cost of private hospital tends to be high. Public hospitals are not preferred due to poorer quality of their services, even though these services are provided at low cost. At the time of independence, nearly 15% of the people used private sector. In a recent study by World Bank, it has been found that about 80% of the people use the private hospitals in India. In order to understand the preference of hospitals of ailing persons, we make use of the National Sample Survey Organization′s 60 th round data on morbidity and health-care conducted in 2004. Using this data, we first described the demographic, social and economic characteristics of person who use the hospitals. We have also used primary data collecting during May-September 2010 in Bundelkhand region, Uttar Pradesh. There were 360 farmers have interviewed from three villages from each Banda and Hamirpur districts. We have tried to understand the preference of hospital usage among the migrant and non-migrant households. We have found that migrant households preferred private hospital for any type of treatment whereas non-migrant households still have faith on herbal and magician for the treatment. Migrant household preferred institutional delivery and spent money on healthy food such as fruits and vegetables. Migrant households were more health conscious and more exposed about the health awareness programs such as polio, immunization and health check-up of the children. Interesting to note that migrants households have first aid box and some general medicine such paracetamol, B-complex table and syrup. Some of them have thermometer and they are able to measure the body temperature and apply medicine to control fever if any time appeared among the member of

  13. Patterns of Asian and non-Asian morbidity in hospitals.

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    On the basis of surname, 6418 Asians were identified out of a total of 109 187 deaths and discharges of Leicestershire residents who had been treated in hospitals in the Trent Regional Health Authority over two years. After linkage to Hospital Activity Analysis computerised records, hospital morbidity in Asians and non-Asians was compared. Asian patients in certain age groups were more likely than non-Asian patients to be diagnosed as having asthma; leukaemia; diabetes mellitus; blood, thyroi...

  14. Identification of the decision maker for a patient's hospital choice: who decides which hospital?

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    1999-01-01

    If marketers wish to communicate the positive characteristics of purchasing the private hospital experience, the marketers need to be able to identify which of the participants in the purchasing process is acting in the role of decision maker. Research was undertaken of doctors in the rural setting. Potential respondents were selected from Orange to Broken Hill; from Coonabarabran to Young. Two private hospitals are known to be located within this region--one in Orange and one in Dubbo. In most cases, patients in the rural setting are having the final say as to which hospital to attend. They are filling the role of decision maker. The factors that potential patients are considering in their decision include the services provided by the hospital--specifically factors relating to accommodation, services and cost. These observations are those as interpreted by the doctors who see these patients. Based on the findings of the survey a number of recommendations have been made: (1) Any marketing communication by hospitals should target primarily patients and then doctors. (2) Further research should be undertaken to attempt to accurately determine what characteristics are considered when patients and doctors refer to hospital services. (3) Research should be undertaken to determine the identity of all parties involved in the purchasing decision process. (4) Further research should be undertaken of the general population to determine what factors relating to a hospital are considered when making the hospital purchasing decision. (5) Further in depth analysis should be conducted with the raw data. PMID:10623196

  15. [Management strategies and choice of antithrombotic treatment in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome--executive summary for clinical practice. Consensus Document of the Regional Chapters of the Italian National Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) and of the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU)].

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    Uguccioni, Massimo; Pugliese, Francesco; De Luca, Leonardo; Tubaro, Marco; Ruggieri, Maria Pia; Colivicchi, Furio; Ammirati, Fabrizio; Ansalone, Gerardo; Avella, Andrea; Azzolini, Paolo; Bertazzoni, Giuliano; Brama, Paolo; Cacciatore, Giuseppe; De Luca, Massimo; De Simone, Massimo; Di Fusco, Stefania Angela; Ferraiuolo, Giuseppe; Ferranti, Fabio; Granatelli, Antonino; Loschiavo, Paolo; Mezzanotte, Roberto; Mirante, Enrico; Monti, Francesco; Pajes, Giuseppe; Pandolfo, Luciano; Proiettil, Fabrizio; Revello, Alessandra; Rigattieri, Stefano; Sabetta, Francesco; Sciahbasi, Alessandro; Scioli, Roberto; Serdoz, Roberto; Susi, Beniamino; Vincentelli, Giovanni Maria; Zuccalà, Giuseppe; Zulli, Luigi

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    This document has been developed by the Lazio regional chapters of two scientific associations, the Italian National Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) and the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU), whose members are actively involved in the everyday management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS). The document is aimed at providing a specific, practical, evidence-based guideline for the effective management of antithrombotic treatment (antiplatelet and anticoagulant) in the complex and ever changing scenario of ACS. The document employs a synthetic approach which considers two main issues: the actual operative context of treatment delivery and the general management strategy. PMID:23923585

  16. Decontamination exercise at a general hospital

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    By using a luminescent material as a substitute for radioactive contamination a realistic assessment of the emergency plans for dealing with contaminated radiation casualties at a Regional General Hospital was made. The areas where problems arose in these plans are described and the changes now made to them given. (author)

  17. Diálogo Regional de Política de América Latina y el Caribe: Retos y oportunidades en adaptación al cambio climático en materia de agua: Elementos para una agenda regional

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    Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm; Enrique Aguilar; Juan Antonio Arrese Luco; Víctor Arroyo; Isabel Badillo Ibarra; Maureen Ballestero Vargas; Eugenio Barrios Ordoñez; Irene Burgues; Adán Carro de la Fuente; Marie-Violaine Chabrel; Sergio Lozano Torres; Rocío Córdoba; Víctor Díaz; Mario Cordero Vejar; Estrellita Mireya Fuentes Nava

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    El presente documento representa un esfuerzo coordinado entre varias instituciones y organizaciones de la región de América Latina y el Caribe por plasmar los resultados de una reflexión conjunta sobre el tema de la adaptación al cambio climático en la comunidad hídrica y en el marco de un Diálogo Regional de Política. El propósito principal de este Diálogo es el de dar a conocer una serie de mensajes claves y recomendaciones que permitan definir de manera informada las políticas públicas per...

  18. Outpatient Imaging Efficiency - Hospital

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Use of medical imaging - provider data. These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests for outpatients. Examples of medical...

  19. Hospital Outpatient PPS

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Section 4523 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) provides authority for CMS to implement a prospective payment system (PPS) under Medicare for hospital...

  20. Physician-Owned Hospitals

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Section 6001 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 amended section 1877 of the Social Security Act to impose additional requirements for physician-owned hospitals to...

  1. Premier Hospital Historical Data

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — To provide a historical overview of the participating hospitals, before the first project report, Premier Healthcare Informatics has used data already available for...

  2. On spaces of hospitality

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    Greve, Anni

    the guest and the host. This has provided a much-needed rethinking of how to understand hospitality as a way of relating, as an ethics and as a politics. Within this work, there have often appeared discussions of ‘spaces of hospitality’, but these spaces have remained largely abstract. This is where...... this paper comes in: It will re open discussions of spaces of hospitality with an introduction into an on-going research project that studies the performative, structural and social dynamics of cultural encounters focusing on forms of hospitality that are related to particular sites in the city, namely...... the market place, the religious sanctuary and places for the performing arts and cultural heritage. For the modern city they are the tightly woven fabric of social reality, and their configuration can make certain cities more hospitable than others, is the leading idea....

  3. American Hospital Association

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    ... 2017 (Members Only) Special Bulletin: CMS Releases Hospital Star Ratings (Members Only) Special Bulletin: CMS Proposes New ... Term Care & Rehabilitation Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Services Maternal & Child Health Key Relationships AHA-Related Organizations Partnerships & Strategic ...

  4. Hospital Readmission Reduction

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In October 2012, CMS began reducing Medicare payments for Inpatient Prospective Payment System hospitals with excess readmissions. Excess readmissions are measured...

  5. Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — In October 2012, CMS began reducing Medicare payments for Inpatient Prospective Payment System hospitals with excess readmissions. Excess readmissions are measured...

  6. Hospital Compare Data

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Hospital Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These data allow you...

  7. [Authorization, institutional services, hospital-based practices and cooperation in the hospital--from the point of view of the hospital owners].

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    Kersting, Thomas

    2003-11-01

    Structural changes in the financing of hospital-based health care in Germany make a revision of the currently existing strict separation between ambulatory and stationary patient care inevitable. The present monopolist situation of office-based physicians (organised in private practices without any legal or financial relation to a hospital) will be amended by the participation of hospitals and hospital-employed doctors in ambulatory services of a different kind. These may include the institutional authorization of hospitals to participate in ambulatory services, especially in the case of emergencies and first aid, and co-operations between doctors in private practices and hospitals. Such co-operations are now legally enabled to provide "integrated services", but still lacking acceptance by the parties involved in the health care services. Ambulatory medical care is an already huge and now rapidly growing market, whereas the classical hospital services represent a declining product. Therefore hospitals will have to act accordingly or they will even forfeit the opportunity to use the ambulatory care sector to improve the intensity of utilisation of their hospital beds. In addition, hospitals will have to accept that office-based doctors are their customers and have to be treated as such. The establishment of regional networks may be a solution to this problem. Integrated services can only be established if new ways of co-operation and knowledge transfer are introduced into this area step by step. The present article provides practical examples of co-operation models. PMID:14710650

  8. Nutrition support in hospitals

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    Kondrup, Jens

    2005-01-01

    Nutrition support in hospitals is becoming an area of focus because of the evidence showing improved clinical outcome with nutrition support, its status as a human rights issue and its integration into quality assurance.......Nutrition support in hospitals is becoming an area of focus because of the evidence showing improved clinical outcome with nutrition support, its status as a human rights issue and its integration into quality assurance....

  9. Trick questions: cosmopolitan hospitality

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    Eleanor Byrne

    2013-01-01

    Byrne’s paper consists of two parallel texts. The first explores the limits of cosmopolitanism in practice, taking as its subject the Life in the UK Citizenship Test, inaugurated under the Labour Government in 2005. It argues that the test exemplifies the predicament of all attempts at cosmopolitan hospitality as unconditional welcoming, through a discussion of the relation between questioning and welcoming the stranger. Establishing the relationship between cosmopolitanism and hospitality a...

  10. Toward a network hospitality

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    Germann Molz, Jennie

    2014-01-01

    The growing popularity of online hospitality exchange networks like Couchsurfing and Airbnb point toward a new paradigm of sociality for a mobile and networked society as hospitable encounters among friends and strangers become entangled with social media and networking technologies. Inspired by Andreas Wittel’s notion of ‘network sociality’, this paper introduces the concept of ‘network hospitality’ to describe the kind of sociality that emerges around these new mobile, peer–to–peer, and onl...

  11. Grove - Stobhill Hospital

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    Urquhart, Donald

    2009-01-01

    Grove - Stobhill Hospital; A series of permanent artworks installed within the new build Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow, with the artists Ken Dingwall, Olwen Shone and Andreas Karl Shulze made in response to text works by Thomas A Clark. Project managed by Reiach and Hall Architects & Chris Fremantle. Commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Applying a conceptual approach to landscape representation the works examine the therapeutic aspect of contemporary art within an architectural...

  12. Cuidados com o sistema de drenagem torácica em adultos internados no Hospital Universitário Regional de Maringá, Estado do Paraná, Brasil Care with the thoracic drainage system in adults at the Universitary Hospital of Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil

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    César Orlando Peralta Bandeira; Guilón Otávio Santos Tenório; Diego Ricardo Colferai; Bruno Donegá Sarrão; Gustavo Nishida

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    Avaliou-se, prospectivamente, o manejo dos sistemas de drenagem torácica fechada em pacientes adultos no Hospital Universitário de Maringá, Estado do Paraná, no período de dez meses. Foram acompanhadas 90 drenagens em 75 pacientes. Predominou a causa traumática em pacientes jovens como determinante de indicação da drenagem pleural (61/90, 68%). A falta do curativo em meso e contrameso, como fixação complementar do dreno, foi a ocorrência isolada mais comum no manejo, sendo encontrado rotineir...

  13. Factores familiares asociados a codependencia en enfermeras de un hospital de Cancún, Quintana Roo, México

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    Margarita Ramírez-Amaro; Jorge Martínez-Torres; Enrique Leobardo Ureña Bogarín

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    Objetivo: Identificar los factores familiares asociados a la presencia de codependencia en las enfermeras de un hospital regional en Cancún, Quintana Roo, México. Diseño: Estudio transversal, comparativo. Emplazamiento: Ciudad de Cancún (México). Participantes: Mediante un muestreo aleatorizado se seleccionaron 200 enfermeras que cumplieron los criterios de selección (tener pareja de más de un año, acudir a trabajar el día de la entrevista, tener contrato laboral al momento del estud...

  14. Análisis de la inclusión de la policía en la respuesta de emergencias al paro cardiorrespiratorio extrahospitalario Analysis of the inclussion of police personnel on the out of hospital cardiac arrest emergency response

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    Andrea Aguilera-Campos

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: El presente estudio busca analizar una alternativa al pronóstico de paro cardiorrespiratorio extrahospitalario (PCE como problema de salud pública al involucrar a los cuerpos policiacos en la respuesta de emergencias. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se analizó retrospectivamente un registro de PCE iniciado en junio de 2009. Se contrastó un modelo basado en un número limitado de ambulancias con primera respuesta por la policía. RESULTADOS: La mortalidad fue de 100%, tiempos de respuesta elevados y 10.8% recibió reanimación cardiopulmonar (RCP por testigos presenciales. En 63.7% de los eventos la policía llegaba antes que la ambulancia y en 1.5% el policía dio RCP. El costo por vida salvada fue 5.8-60 millones de pesos en un modelo sólo con ambulancias vs. 0.5-5.5 millones de pesos en un modelo con primera respuesta policiaca. CONCLUSIONES: La intervención de la policía en la ciudad de Querétaro facilitaría la disminución de la mortalidad por PCE a un menor costo.OBJETIVE: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OCHA is a public health problem in which survival depends on community initial response among others. This study tries to analyze what's the proportional cost of enhancing such response by involving the police corps in it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively an OCHA registry started on June 2009. We contrasted a model with limited number of ambulances and police based first response. RESULTS: Mortality was 100%, response times high and 10.8% of the victims were receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR by bystanders. In 63.7% of the events the police arrived before the ambulance, in 1.5% of these cases the police provided CPR. The cost for each saved life was of 5.8-60 million Mexican pesos per life with only ambulance model vs 0.5-5.5 million Mexican pesos on a police first response model with 12 ambulances. CONCLUSIONS: In Queretaro interventions can be performed taking advantage of the response capacity of the

  15. Comparison and Influencing Factors of Social Responsibility Evaluation from Patients in Public Tertiary Hospitals in Different Regions%不同地区三级医院患者公益性评价比较及影响因素研究

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    胡献之; 陈英耀; 梁斐; 谷茜; 刘文彬; 邓伟; 赵列宾; 庞伟明

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore social responsibility of public tertiary hospitals and its influencing factors from patients in different regions. Methods Questionnaire survey was used to investigate outpatients and inpatients from public tertiary hospitals distributed in the eastern, central and western China, and the data was analyzed by Pearson Chi-square, non-parametric test and Logistic regression method. Results Levels of social responsibility vary in different regions, but the impact factors of social responsibility overall assessment are similar, and the appropriateness and fairness of medical services are the main influencing factors. Conclusion Enhancing the social responsibility of public tertiary hospitals should focus on improving the appropriateness of medical services, and increasing the fairness of medical services.%目的 了解不同地区患者对三级公立医院公益性的评价,探究公益性评价的影响因素.方法 通过问卷的形式,在东、中、西3个地区选择在三级医院就诊的患者进行调查,使用Pearson Chi-square、非参数检验和Logistic回归方法对数据进行分析.结果 患者对公立医院的公益性评价存在一定的地区差异,但公益性总体评价的影响因素类似,医疗服务的适宜性和公平性是主要影响因素.结论 加强三级公立医院的公益性应该着重提高医疗服务的适宜性,提高医疗服务的公平性.

  16. Veterinary Teaching Hospital to launch small animal outpatient imaging service

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    Jackson, Christy

    2009-01-01

    Beginning in June 2009, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech's Veterinary Teaching Hospital will introduce a new outpatient advanced imaging service for surrounding small animal veterinarian practices.

  17. Diabetes Hospitalization at the U.S.–Mexico Border

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    Juan R. Albertorio-Diaz, MA; Francis C. Notzon, PhD; Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, DVM, MPH

    2007-01-01

    Introduction The diabetes hospitalization rate for the region along the U.S. side of the U.S.–Mexico border is unknown, a situation that could limit the success of the Healthy Border 2010 program. To remedy this problem, we analyzed and compared hospital discharge data for Arizona, California, and Texas for the year 2000 and calculated the diabetes hospitalization rates. Methods We obtained hospital-discharge public-use data files from the health departments of three U.S. border states and lo...

  18. Plan prospectivo para el desarrollo agrario en las regiones colombianas a partir del posconflicto al año 2025 (prospective plan for the agricultural development in the colombian regions starting from the post-conflict up to the year 2025

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    Full Text Available Resumen. El presente texto derivado de investigación, presenta los resultados del análisis prospectivo para el desarrollo agrario de las regiones colombianas, de cara a un posible acuerdo fruto de las actuales (2014 negociaciones de Paz entre la guerrilla de las Farc-EP y el Gobierno Colombiano, acuerdo que de firmarse permitiría a la sociedad Colombiana entrar en lo que por ahora se ha denominado posconflicto. En este texto se proyectan posibles escenarios al año 2025; nos planteamos 4 posibles escenarios, dos alternos identificados como: Bienestar a Media y Sobreviviendo, un escenario catastrófico denominado Pobreza Absoluta y nuestro escenario apuesta: Paz y Prosperidad. Abstract. The current text, which was derived from research, introduces t he results of the prospective analysis for the agricultural development in the Colombian regions, with a view of a possible agreement, as a result of the current (2014 peace negotiations between the FARC-EP guerrilla forces and the Colombian government, an agreement which, in the event of its being signed, would let the Colombian society enter into what by now has been called post-conflict. In this text, some possible scenarios are projected to the year 2025; four possible scenarios, two alternate ones, which are identified as: Average Welfare and Surviving, a catastrophic scenario known as Absolute Poverty, and our bet stage: Peace and Prosperity.

  19. Trick questions: cosmopolitan hospitality

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    Eleanor Byrne

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Byrne’s paper consists of two parallel texts. The first explores the limits of cosmopolitanism in practice, taking as its subject the Life in the UK Citizenship Test, inaugurated under the Labour Government in 2005. It argues that the test exemplifies the predicament of all attempts at cosmopolitan hospitality as unconditional welcoming, through a discussion of the relation between questioning and welcoming the stranger. Establishing the relationship between cosmopolitanism and hospitality as envisaged in Derrida’s reading of Kant it asks what kind of cosmopolitan hospitality is either possible or desirable by exploring what Derrida calls the ‘perversions’ inherent in the structures of hospitality. It focuses on the concept of the ‘trick questions’ that the state asks the foreigner observed by Derrida in his reading of The Apology of Socrates; questions that seem to invite answers but foreclose the possibilities of a free response. The second text asks how this logic that Derrida identifies can be pushed or coaxed into new ways of addressing the perceived threats of ‘unconditional’ hospitality through a reading of ‘unconditional hospitality’ as queer in the work of Tove Jansson.

  20. Religiousness in hospitals

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    John Koutelekos

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to review the literature about religiousness within hospitals. The method οf this study included bibliography research from both the review and the research literature, in the "pubmed data base" which referred to the religiousness within hospitals. Results : According to the literature research an administrative institution, such as hospital does not include only one culture but on the contrary many different cultures that interact since health professionals have their own background. Hospital as a place of special care, that has its' own culture, is expected to fulfill patients' needs (family, social, occupational, health and disease. Faith is encouraged in hospitals where the icons and Christian churches are prevalent, while faith individuals express their deeper need for pray. The tendency of religious individuals to ask for an upper support mainly in difficult circumstances such as for recovery in the clinical environment is deeply rooted in its' soul and consists an element of its' nature. Conclusions: In contemporary Greek reality, medical science has always had at the practice a great charity: religion.

  1. HOW COULD HOSPITALS ACT IN AN AGEING SOCIETY?

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    Leuca Mirela

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The demographic changes are of great importance for all European societies. Their impact and effects have multiple, deep facets. Each European healthcare and welfare system will be facing considerable changes in the new demographic context. The hospital sector plays an important role in each health system. This paper focuses on the impact of the demographic changes on hospitals, presents and analyzes statistical data for the German hospitals sector in order to underline the importance of the older age groups for the number of the hospital inpatient cases, the provided range of medical services and disciplines and for the hospital disease costs. The paper also reveals main findings from 30 interviews conducted in 2010 with German health experts (from hospitals, health insurance companies, universities, institutes and regional healthcare policy makers that accepted to answer questions referring to the demographic impact on the German healthcare system and hospital sector. The results of the interviews show that hospitals will have to act and react to the demographic changes. German hospitals might play different roles in the healthcare service provision for older people when engaging in new models of integrated care that will have to be developed. Processes, structures, human resources expertise, hospital service provision and medical departments will undergo major changes in response to the demographic challenges. Networks, centres of excellence for older persons and integrated care will probably be indispensable structures of the German healthcare system in the future. Strategic partnerships with pre- and post-hospital healthcare service providers are considered to be top priorities for German hospitals when facing the demographic challenge. Central case management and process optimization can be essential factors of success in the hospital care of the older, multimorbid patients. Acute geriatric medicine will be a main quality feature for the

  2. Childhood asthma management pre- and post-incident asthma hospitalization.

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    Marina Bianchi

    Full Text Available Many hospitalizations for asthma could potentially be avoided with appropriate management. The aim of this study was to analyze data on disease management of a paediatric population with a hospitalization for asthma. The study population comprised 6-17 year old subjects belonging to three local health units of the Lombardy Region, northern Italy. Regional administrative databases were used to collect data on: the number of children with an incident hospitalization for asthma during the 2004-2006 period, anti-asthma therapy, specialist visit referrals, and claims for spirometry, released in the 12 months before and after hospitalization. Each patient's asthma management profile was compared with GINA guideline recommendations. Among the 183 hospitalized subjects, 101 (55% received therapy before hospitalization and 82 (45% did not. 10% did not receive any therapy either before or after hospital admission and in 13% the therapy was discontinued afterward. Based on GINA guidelines, asthma management adhered to recommendations only for 55% of subjects. Results may suggest that for half of hospitalized subjects, inaccurate diagnosis, under-treatment/scarce compliance with asthma guidelines by physicians, and/or scarce compliance to therapy by patients/their parents occurred. In all these cases, hospitalization would be a proxy indicator of preventable poor control of disease, rather than a proxy indicator of severity.

  3. Recognition and Ranking Critical Success Factors of Business Intelligence in Hospitals - Case Study: Hasheminejad Hospital

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    Marjan Naderinejad

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: Business Intelligence, not as a tool of a product but as a new approach is propounded in organizations to make tough decisions in business as shortly as possible. Hospit al managers often need business intelligence in their fiscal, operational, and clinical reports and indices. Rec ognition of critical success factors (CSF is necessary for each organization or project. Yet, there is not a va lid set of SCF for implementing business intelligence. The main goal of recognition and ranking CSF is implementation of a business intelligent system in hospitals to increase success factor of applicati on of business intelligence in health and treatment sector. Materials and Methods: T his paper is an application and descriptive - analytical one, in which we use questionnaires to gather data and we used SPSS and LISREL to analyze them. Its statistical society i s managers and personnel of Hasheminejad hospital and case studies are selected by Cochran formula. Results: The findings show that all three organizational, process, and technological factors equally affect implementation of business intelligence based on Yeoh & Koronis approach, where the assumptions are based upon it. The proposed model for CSFs of business intelligence in hospitals include: declaring perspective, goals and strategies, development of human and financial resources, clarification of organizational culture, documentation and process mature, management support, etc. Co nclusion: Business intelligence implementation is affected by different components. Center of Hasheminejad hospital BI system as a leader in providing quality health care, partially succeeded to take advantage of the benefits the organization in passing th e information revolution but the development of this system to achieve intelligent hospital and its certainty is a high priority, thus it can`t be said t hat the hospital - wide BI system is quite favorable. In this regard, it can be concluded

  4. The art of governance of Dutch hospitals.

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    Hoek, H

    1999-01-01

    Hospitals in The Netherlands are governed by two boards: The Board of Directors, the legal representative of the hospital, responsible for strategic and operational business activities; and the Supervisory Board, made up of co-opted volunteers and responsible for checking and approving of the major decisions of the Board of Directors. The question which arises is whether the system of governance is able to function appropriately and guarantee enough concern about general health problems, moral and ethical questions and the interest of the patients. This paper investigate the successes and shortfalls of such a system of governance in Dutch hospitals. The results and conclusions determine that although copied from the corporate governance model, it does not function well in an environment where the influence of patients and the inhabitants of the region are of great importance and shareholders do not exist. PMID:10977190

  5. Políticas nacionales de salud y decisiones locales en México: el caso del Hospital Mixto de Cuetzalan, Puebla National health policies and local decisions in Mexico: the case of an intercultural hospital in Cuetzalan, Puebla

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    María Beatriz Duarte-Gómez

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar la evolución del hospital del municipio de Cuetzalan a partir de la influencia que diversos elementos del contexto nacional e internacional han tenido sobre ella. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio de caso, realizado en 2000 y 2001 sobre los Hospitales Mixtos en México -el de Cuetzalan, en el estado de Puebla, y el de Jesús María, en el estado de Nayarit-. Durante el trabajo de campo se obtuvo información a través de 72 entrevistas semiestructuradas con terapeutas alópatas e indígenas del hospital y con directivos de los diferentes niveles del sistema de salud. Además, se hizo una revisión documental, tanto de las políticas nacionales de salud para pueblos indígenas, como de las indigenistas, para relacionarlas con las cinco etapas organizacionales del hospital. Además de la autorización de los directivos estatales para el estudio, se pidió el consentimiento informado de los entrevistados. RESULTADOS: El hospital fue creado en 1958 por la Secretaría de Salud con carácter biomédico, acorde con el indigenismo integracionista de la época, y continuó con ese carácter durante la administración inicial del Instituto Nacional Indigenista. Pero las nuevas tendencias del indigenismo participativo y la sensibilidad y creatividad de algunos funcionarios del Instituto, sumadas a estrategias internacionales para lograr una mayor integración de las culturas indígenas, impulsaron su transformación, en 1990, en Hospital Mixto (que ofrecía las dos medicinas, la indígena y la alopática con proyección regional. En la devolución del hospital a la Secretaría Estatal de Salud en 2000, que causó retrocesos temporales en el carácter mixto del hospital, primaron los criterios financieros sobre los socioculturales, mientras que en la actual versión del hospital como Hospital Integral con Medicina Tradicional influyeron, además de la iniciativa de funcionarios estatales, el reposicionamiento político de los indígenas en

  6. Toward healthier hospitals.

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    Mintzberg, H

    1997-01-01

    This article builds around a framework of cure, care, control, and community, with collaboration at the center, to consider 12 issues common to many hospitals. These include, among others, the fragmentation of efforts, confusion in mission (and in mission statements), the problems of bundling research with clinical work, selectivity in informing board members, the dangers of professional management, and the difficulties of combining external advocacy with internal reconciliation in the senior manager's job. The article concludes that hospitals could better learn how to solve systemic problems systemically, and that to do so will require not the wish lists of strategic planning and structural reorganizing, but tangible changes in their collective behavior. PMID:9358257

  7. London Hospital Food Project

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    Westley Consulting Ltd.,

    2004-01-01

    The aim of the London is to incresae the amount of local and organic food served in four London hospitals. It is hoped that the project will not only result in healthier and better quality meals for hospital patients, staff and visitors, but will also benefit local communities, through supporting farming and food businesses in London and the South East. It is funded by the King's Fund, Defra and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund, and focuses on the food served in the ...

  8. Hospitality and aesthetics

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    Bergflødt, Sigurd

    2013-01-01

    Tobias Nygren is Professor and Head of Department at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Meal Science in Grythyttan, Sweden. He has been working for several years on meals, restaurants and hospitality. We meet at Grythyttan, and we need a few more lines to describe the place, which is quite unique in the Nordic food landscape. The School of Culinary Arts is a branch of the Örebro University and since 1993 it has offered multidisciplinary studies, combining science with practical sk...

  9. Marketing the hospital library.

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    Bridges, Jane

    2005-01-01

    Many librarians do not see themselves as marketers, but marketing is an essential role for hospital librarians. Library work involves education, and there are parallels between marketing and education as described in this article. It is incumbent upon hospital librarians actively to pursue ways of reminding their customers about library services. This article reinforces the idea that marketing is an element in many of the things that librarians already do, and includes a list of suggested marketing strategies intended to remind administrators, physicians, and other customers that they have libraries in their organizations. PMID:15982957

  10. Hospitals as food arenas

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    Poulsen, Signe; Jørgensen, Michael Søgaard

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: To analyse the interaction between hospital employees’ working conditions, and their health and dietary habits, including the role of canteen take-away schemes. Design/Methodology/approach: An international literature review combined with case studies based on stakeholder research...... also identified. Research limitations: The assessment of the dietary changes based on the canteen take-away food was only based on indirect assessments based on interviews with users and non-users and furthermore based on a questionnaire at one of the hospitals. Value/originality: Canteen take...

  11. Hidden Costs of Hospital Based Delivery from Two Tertiary Hospitals in Western Nepal.

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    Jeevan Acharya

    Full Text Available Hospital based delivery has been an expensive experience for poor households because of hidden costs which are usually unaccounted in hospital costs. The main aim of this study was to estimate the hidden costs of hospital based delivery and determine the factors associated with the hidden costs.A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted among 384 post-partum mothers with their husbands/house heads during the discharge time in Manipal Teaching Hospital and Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal. A face to face interview with each respondent was conducted using a structured questionnaire. Hidden costs were calculated based on the price rate of the market during the time of the study.The total hidden costs for normal delivery and C-section delivery were 243.4 USD (US Dollar and 321.6 USD respectively. Of the total maternity care expenditures; higher mean expenditures were found for food & drinking (53.07%, clothes (9.8% and transport (7.3%. For postpartum women with their husband or house head, the total mean opportunity cost of "days of work loss" were 84.1 USD and 81.9 USD for normal delivery and C-section respectively. Factors such as literate mother (p = 0.007, employed house head (p = 0.011, monthly family income more than 25,000 NRs (Nepalese Rupees (p = 0.014, private hospital as a place of delivery (p = 0.0001, C-section as a mode of delivery (p = 0.0001, longer duration (>5days of stay in hospital (p = 0.0001, longer distance (>15km from house to hospital (p = 0.0001 and longer travel time (>240 minutes from house to hospital (p = 0.007 showed a significant association with the higher hidden costs (>25000 NRs.Experiences of hidden costs on hospital based delivery and opportunity costs of days of work loss were found high. Several socio-demographic factors, delivery related factors (place and mode of delivery, length of stay, distance from hospital and travel time were associated with hidden costs. Hidden costs can be a

  12. A good start in life: breast-feeding in hospital.

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    de Boer, A S; Darnton-Hill, I

    1994-01-01

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF introduced the Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative in 1992 to foster breast feeding in hospitals. The balanced composition of breast milk fulfills the 4-6 month old infant's nutrient requirements. Colostrum is rich in antibodies and immunoglobulins, which protect the newborn against infection. As economic development progresses, more mothers use infant formulas while fewer mothers breast feed. Between 1960 and 1985 in Japan, the proportion of mothers breast feeding 1-2 month old infants fell from 68% to 50%. Between 1975 and 1968 in Western Samoa, it fell from 69% to 48% in urban areas and 78% to 59% in rural areas. Hospital practices that discourage breast feeding include separation of mother and newborn, prelacteal feedings, and free samples of infant formula. These practices occur even in areas, such as the Western Pacific Region, where most mothers deliver at home. Hospital baby-friendly criteria include a written breast-feeding policy, training of all health care staff in skills needed to implement this policy, informing all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breast feeding, assisting mothers to begin breast feeding within 30 minutes of delivery, demonstrating to mothers how to breast feed and to maintain lactation, no prelacteal feeds, newborn rooming-in with mother, promoting breast feeding on demand, no artificial teats or pacifiers, and breast-feeding support groups. The Western Pacific Region supports the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. Between March 1991 and March 1993, the number of baby-friendly hospitals in the Philippines rose from 4 to 103. Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila is a model baby-friendly hospital for other hospitals in the region. It does not release mothers until milk flow has been established. By late 1992, 21 Chinese hospitals were baby-friendly. The WHO Western Pacific Region distributes information about breast feeding and the Initiative and provides breast

  13. Recognition and Ranking Critical Success Factors of Business Intelligence in Hospitals - Case Study: Hasheminejad Hospital

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    Marjan Naderinejad; Mohammad Jafar Tarokh; Alireza Poorebrahimi

    2014-01-01

    Background and Aim: Business Intelligence, not as a tool of a product but as a new approach is propounded in organizations to make tough decisions in business as shortly as possible. Hospit al managers often need business intelligence in their fiscal, operational, and clinical reports and indices. Rec ognition of critical success factors (CSF) is necessary for each organization or project. Yet, there is not a va lid set of SCF for implementing business intelligence. Th...

  14. CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES: A SAUDI UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

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    Al-Qurashi, Abdulrahman M.

    2000-01-01

    Background: Continuing medical education (CME) is an important and useful activity for updating knowledge in order to improve for outcome of health care. A CME update symposium on Infectious Diseases was therefore organized at the King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Participants included clinicians, laboratory personnel and nursing staff from different hospitals and universities in Saudi Arabia. Objectives: To report the proceedings of the first CME on Infectious Diseases in the region and to evaluate it using a questionnaire-based feedback. Methodology: This CME was evaluated on specific feedback obtained on standardized evaluation forms provided during the symposium. The responses of 194 participants were statistically analyzed for the various components of the symposium. Results and Conclusion: Salient important issues covered during the program are presented. The CME included five sessions on: hospital acquired infections, immunology, mycotic diseases, malaria, lesihmaniasis and virology. Some lacunae were also identified. The evaluation of the scientific sessions showed a satisfaction level of 3.98 ± 0.59, on a scale of five. As this CME activity proved successful on many counts, it was concluded that it was worthwhile to conduct updates on infectious diseases on a regular basis. PMID:23008630

  15. Physician-Hospital Alignment in Orthopedic Surgery.

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    Bushnell, Brandon D

    2015-09-01

    The concept of "alignment" between physicians and hospitals is a popular buzzword in the age of health care reform. Despite their often tumultuous histories, physicians and hospitals find themselves under increasing pressures to work together toward common goals. However, effective alignment is more than just simple cooperation between parties. The process of achieving alignment does not have simple, universal steps. Alignment will differ based on individual situational factors and the type of specialty involved. Ultimately, however, there are principles that underlie the concept of alignment and should be a part of any physician-hospital alignment efforts. In orthopedic surgery, alignment involves the clinical, administrative, financial, and even personal aspects of a surgeon's practice. It must be based on the principles of financial interest, clinical authority, administrative participation, transparency, focus on the patient, and mutual necessity. Alignment can take on various forms as well, with popular models consisting of shared governance and comanagement, gainsharing, bundled payments, accountable care organizations, and other methods. As regulatory and financial pressures continue to motivate physicians and hospitals to develop alignment relationships, new and innovative methods of alignment will also appear. Existing models will mature and evolve, with individual variability based on local factors. However, certain trends seem to be appearing as time progresses and alignment relationships deepen, including regional and national collaboration, population management, and changes in the legal system. This article explores the history, principles, and specific methods of physician-hospital alignment and its critical importance for the future of health care delivery. PMID:26375539

  16. [The founding of Zemun Hospital].

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    Milanović, Jasmina; Milenković, Sanja; Pavlović, Momcilo; Stojanović, Dragos

    2014-01-01

    This year Zemun Hospital--Clinical Hospital Center Zemun celebrates 230th anniversary of continuous work, thus becoming the oldest medical facility in Serbia.The exact date of the hospital founding has been often questioned in history. Various dates appeared in the literature, but the most frequent one was 25th of February 1784. Until now, the document which confirms this has never been published. This article represents the first official publication of the document which confirms that Zemun Hospital was indeed founded on this date. The first hospitals started emerging in Zemun when the town became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy. The first sanitary facility ever formed was the"Kontumac"--a quarantine established in 1730. Soon after, two more confessional hospitals were opened.The Serbian (Orthodox) Hospital was founded before 1769, whereas the German (Catholic) Hospital started working in 1758. Both hospitals were financed, amongst others, by the Town Hall--the Magistrate. In order to improve efficiency of these hospitals, a decision was made to merge them into a single City Hospital. It was founded on 25th February 1784, when the General Command ordered the Magistrate of Zemun to merge the financess of all existing hospitals and initiate the construction of a new building. Although financially united, the hospitals continued working in separate buildings over a certain period of time.The final, physical merging of these hospitals was completed in 1795. PMID:25233701

  17. The founding of Zemun Hospital

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    Milanović Jasmina

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    Full Text Available This year Zemun Hospital - Clinical Hospital Center Zemun celebrates 230th anniversary of continuous work, thus becoming the oldest medical facility in Serbia. The exact date of the hospital founding has been often questioned in history. Various dates appeared in the literature, but the most frequent one was 25th of February 1784. Until now, the document which confirms this has never been published. This article represents the first official publication of the document which confirms that Zemun Hospital was indeed founded on this date. The first hospitals started emerging in Zemun when the town became a part of the Habsburg Monarchy. The first sanitary facility ever formed was the “Kontumac” - a quarantine established in 1730. Soon after, two more confessional hospitals were opened. The Serbian (Orthodox Hospital was founded before 1769, whereas the German (Catholic Hospital started working in 1758. Both hospitals were financed, amongst others, by the Town Hall - the Magistrate. In order to improve efficiency of these hospitals, a decision was made to merge them into a single City Hospital. It was founded on 25th February 1784, when the General Command ordered the Magistrate of Zemun to merge the financess of all existing hospitals and initiate the construction of a new building. Although financially united, the hospitals continued working in separate buildings over a certain period of time. The final, physical merging of these hospitals was completed in 1795. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 47030

  18. 高原高寒地区突发事件院前急救转运中的护理组织管理%Care organization and management in the incident of pre-hospital emergency transport in the plateau alpine region

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    胡军; 陆皓; 王宏玲; 李娟; 汉瑞娟; 张华

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨护理组织管理在高原高寒地区危重患者院前急救转运中的应用效果.方法 以2008年6月~2010年5月转入兰州军区兰州总医院的145例危重患者为对照组,以2010年6月~2012年5月转入兰州军区兰州总医院的133例危重患者为观察组,对照组行常规的院前转运护理,对观察组在对照组常规护理措施基础上实施了一套完整的护理组织管理;比较两组在急救转运时的意外发生率、死亡率、患者及其家属的投诉率,并评价兰州军区兰州总医院实施护理组织管理措施的效果.结果 观察组患者意外情况发生率及死亡率、护理投诉率依此为9.0%、0.8%、5.3%,分别低于对照组的33.1%、7.6%、17.9%,经比较均具有统计学意义(χ2=17.360、5.701、8.303,均P < 0.05).结论 加强护理组织管理,提升出诊护士的专业技能、应变应急能力及处理风险的能力,可提高高原高寒地区危重患者院前急救转运的安全性.%Objective To investigate the application effect of care organization and management in critically ill patients with pre-hospital emergency transport in high altitude alpine region. Methods 145 cases of critically ill patients transferred to our hospital from June 2008 to May 2010 were taken as the control group, 133 cases of critically ill patients transferred to our hospital from June 2010 to May 2012 were taken as the observation group. The control group underwent conventional hospital care before transporter. The observation group implemented a complete care organization and management on the basis of the usual care measures of control group. The rate of emergency transport accident, mortality rate and complaint rate were compared, and the effect of care was evaluated in our hospital. Results The rate of emergency transport accident, mortality rate and complaint rate in observation group were 9.0%, 0.8% and 5.3%, respectively, lower than 33.1%, 7.6%, 17.9% of the control group

  19. Optimal Hospital Layout Design

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    Holst, Malene Kirstine

    This PhD project presents a design model that generates and evaluates hospital designs with respect to long-term performances and functionalities. By visualizing and quantifying costs and performances in the early design phases, it is possible to make design choices based on a qualified, profound...

  20. Cost characteristics of hospitals.

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    Smet, Mike

    2002-09-01

    Modern hospitals are complex multi-product organisations. The analysis of a hospital's production and/or cost structure should therefore use the appropriate techniques. Flexible functional forms based on the neo-classical theory of the firm seem to be most suitable. Using neo-classical cost functions implicitly assumes minimisation of (variable) costs given that input prices and outputs are exogenous. Local and global properties of flexible functional forms and short-run versus long-run equilibrium are further issues that require thorough investigation. In order to put the results based on econometric estimations of cost functions in the right perspective, it is important to keep these considerations in mind when using flexible functional forms. The more recent studies seem to agree that hospitals generally do not operate in their long-run equilibrium (they tend to over-invest in capital (capacity and equipment)) and that it is therefore appropriate to estimate a short-run variable cost function. However, few studies explicitly take into account the implicit assumptions and restrictions embedded in the models they use. An alternative method to explain differences in costs uses management accounting techniques to identify the cost drivers of overhead costs. Related issues such as cost-shifting and cost-adjusting behaviour of hospitals and the influence of market structure on competition, prices and costs are also discussed shortly. PMID:12220092