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Adverse events experienced with intrahospital transfer of critically ill patients: A national survey.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(18):e25810

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh.

Abstract: Research that focuses on transfers to and from the intensive care unit (ICU) could highlight important patients' safety issues. This study aims to describe healthcare workers' (HCWs) practices involved in patient transfers to or from the ICU.This cross-sectional study was conducted among HCWs during the Saudi Critical Care Society's annual International Conference, April 2017. Read More

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Effluent treatment using activated carbon adsorbents: a bibliometric analysis of recent literature.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Laboratório de Eletroquímica Aplicada, Instituto de Química e Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, UFAL, Maceió, Brazil.

Agricultural practices and industrial and human discharges play an important role in the generation of highly contaminated effluents, which becomes a threat to the environment. The persistence of many of these compounds to conventional treatments in recent years has meant that numerous efforts have been devoted to the proposal of new selective materials that allow the removal of these contaminants by adsorption. In addition, bibliometric studies have grown as powerful tools to indicate trends in innovation. Read More

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Food-induced anaphylaxis in children up to 3-years-old - preliminary study.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2021 1;49(3):56-64. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Pediatrics, Allergology and Gastroenterology, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Introduction And Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of food-induced anaphylaxis, analyze the symptoms, and triggering factors in a group of youngest children. Also, the study aims to estimate the frequency of anaphylaxis episodes in children in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship region.

Methods: Retrospective analysis of medical records of 29 children aged 0-3 years that presented symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis. Read More

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Patient Cohort Retrieval using Transformer Language Models.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2020 25;2020:1150-1159. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

School of Biomedical Informatics The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston TX, USA.

We apply deep learning-based language models to the task of patient cohort retrieval (CR) with the aim to assess their efficacy. The task ofCR requires the extraction of relevant documents from the electronic health records (EHRs) on the basis of a given query. Given the recent advancements in the field of document retrieval, we map the task of CR to a document retrieval task and apply various deep neural models implemented for the general domain tasks. Read More

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January 2021

An updated checklist of marine gastropods of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

Zootaxa 2021 Apr 13;4957(1):zootaxa.4957.1.1. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS), No. 3, Etemadzadeh St., Fatemi Ave., Tehran, 1411813389, IR Iran..

Here we review and evaluate the marine gastropods of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman based on published accounts. A total of 850 species belonging to 129 families have records in the Persian Gulf (585) and Gulf of Oman (648), of which 383 species occurred in both regions. We updated the taxonomy and deleted records with dubious identifications. Read More

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Beyond the numbers: Utilising existing textual data for qualitative research in pharmacy and health services research.

Res Social Adm Pharm 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, King George VI Building, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 7RU, UK.

Introduction: Qualitative research is a well-established branch of scientific enquiry that draws insights from experiences.Within social and administrative pharmacy research, interview and focus group methods are a mainstay of collecting data. However, other disciplines such as sociology, psychology and anthropology, use existing data that is routinely to provide a substance for qualitative inquiry. Read More

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Art Therapy in the Digital World: An Integrative Review of Current Practice and Future Directions.

Front Psychol 2021 8;12:595536. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Population Health Science Institute, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Background: Psychotherapy interventions increasingly utilize digital technologies to improve access to therapy and its acceptability. Opportunities that digital technology potentially creates for art therapy reach beyond increased access to include new possibilities of adaptation and extension of therapy tool box. Given growing interest in practice and research in this area, it is important to investigate how art therapists engage with digital technology or how (and whether) practice might be safely adapted to include new potential modes of delivery and new arts media. Read More

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Electronic patient record and its effects on social aspects of interprofessional collaboration and clinical workflows in hospitals (eCoCo): a mixed methods study protocol.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Apr 23;21(1):377. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Institute of Medical Sociology Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), Faculty of Human Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Cologne, University of Cologne, Eupener Str. 129, 50933, Cologne, Germany.

Background: The need for and usage of electronic patient records within hospitals has steadily increased over the last decade for economic reasons as well as the proceeding digitalization. While there are numerous benefits from this system, the potential risks of using electronic patient records for hospitals, patients and healthcare professionals must also be discussed. There is a lack in research, particularly regarding effects on healthcare professionals and their daily work in health services. Read More

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Priority issues and key findings from evaluation of disposal records for a legacy radioactive waste site.

J Radiol Prot 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Kirrawee, AUSTRALIA.

This paper reports on a detailed investigation into the disposal procedures and records from the operational period (1960-1968) of the Little Forest Legacy Site (LFLS) in eastern Australia. The aims of the paper are firstly, to highlight the priority issues which are relevant to the radiological assessment of the LFLS, and secondly, to present key lessons that may help to guide future investigations of the records at similar sites. Particular effort was put into assessing the various types of relevant documents and the relationships between them. Read More

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The use of historical evidence in studies on underwater munitions.

Alex Souchen

Mar Pollut Bull 2021 Apr 10;167:112274. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Royal Military College of Canada. Electronic address:

Marine scientists and other experts depend on information found in archival documents and other historical records to investigate underwater munitions. These sources help them locate dumpsites, establish timelines, identify ordnance, and better understand the hazards, chemicals, and degradation products found in their studies. However, historical sources do not always satisfy these needs, and can sometimes lead investigators down convoluted, incomplete, and misleading trails of evidence. Read More

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The effectiveness of virtual safety training in work at heights: A literature review.

Appl Ergon 2021 Apr 5;94:103419. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Virtual environment techniques are technologies that can be used for safety training, and deliver significant advantages (e.g. risk-free, immersive learning). Read More

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Herpesvirus encephalitis diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction at the National Institute of Neurology of Mexico.

J Neurovirol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Neuroimmunology Unit, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Mexico (NINN), Insurgentes sur 3877, 14269, Mexico City, Mexico.

The frequency of central nervous system infections due to herpesvirus have been studied in various populations; however, studies in Mexican mestizo patients are scant. This paper documents the frequency of herpesvirus encephalitis in Mexican mestizo patients from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NINN) of Mexico. To study the frequency of herpetic viral encephalitis at the NINN in the period from 2004 to 2009. Read More

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Using random assignment to measure court accessibility for low-income divorce seekers.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021 Apr;118(14)

University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

We conducted a field experiment in which 311 low-income individuals seeking a divorce were randomly assigned to receive access to a pro bono lawyer (versus minimal help) to assist with filing for divorce. Examining court records, we found that assignment to an attorney made a large difference in whether participants filed for and obtained a divorce. Three years after randomization, 46% of the treated group had terminated their marriages in the proper legal venue, compared to 9% of the control group. Read More

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A Framework (SOCRATex) for Hierarchical Annotation of Unstructured Electronic Health Records and Integration Into a Standardized Medical Database: Development and Usability Study.

JMIR Med Inform 2021 Mar 30;9(3):e23983. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ajou University Graduate School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea.

Background: Although electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely used in secondary assessments, clinical documents are relatively less utilized owing to the lack of standardized clinical text frameworks across different institutions.

Objective: This study aimed to develop a framework for processing unstructured clinical documents of EHRs and integration with standardized structured data.

Methods: We developed a framework known as Staged Optimization of Curation, Regularization, and Annotation of clinical text (SOCRATex). Read More

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De-identifying Spanish medical texts - named entity recognition applied to radiology reports.

J Biomed Semantics 2021 03 29;12(1). Epub 2021 Mar 29.

FISABIO-CIPF Joint Research Unit in Biomedical Imaging. Fundació per al Foment de la Investigació Sanitària i Biomèdica (FISABIO), Av. de Catalunya 21, València, 46020, Spain.

Background: Medical texts such as radiology reports or electronic health records are a powerful source of data for researchers. Anonymization methods must be developed to de-identify documents containing personal information from both patients and medical staff. Although currently there are several anonymization strategies for the English language, they are also language-dependent. Read More

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Searching the PDF Haystack: Automated Knowledge Discovery in Scanned EHR Documents.

Appl Clin Inform 2021 03 24;12(2):245-250. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Background: Clinicians express concern that they may be unaware of important information contained in voluminous scanned and other outside documents contained in electronic health records (EHRs). An example is "unrecognized EHR risk factor information," defined as risk factors for heritable cancer that exist within a patient's EHR but are not known by current treating providers. In a related study using manual EHR chart review, we found that half of the women whose EHR contained risk factor information meet criteria for further genetic risk evaluation for heritable forms of breast and ovarian cancer. Read More

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Automated Travel History Extraction From Clinical Notes for Informing the Detection of Emergent Infectious Disease Events: Algorithm Development and Validation.

JMIR Public Health Surveill 2021 03 24;7(3):e26719. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.

Background: Patient travel history can be crucial in evaluating evolving infectious disease events. Such information can be challenging to acquire in electronic health records, as it is often available only in unstructured text.

Objective: This study aims to assess the feasibility of annotating and automatically extracting travel history mentions from unstructured clinical documents in the Department of Veterans Affairs across disparate health care facilities and among millions of patients. Read More

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A realist evaluation of a collaborative model to support research co-production in long-term care settings in England: the ExCHANGE protocol.

Res Involv Engagem 2021 Mar 20;7(1):18. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK.

Background: Collaborative working between academic institutions and those who provide health and social care has been identified as integral in order to produce acceptable, relevant, and timely research, and for outputs to be useful and practical to implement. The ExCHANGE Collaboration aims to bring together researchers and people working, living in and visiting care homes to build capacity, share and mobilise knowledge, and identify key areas for future research. This paper describes an embedded, formative, realist and theory-driven evaluation which aims to gather information about how successful the ExCHANGE Collaboration is perceived to be in achieving its aims. Read More

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Challenges for Joint Commission International accreditation: performance of orthopedic surgeons based on International Patient Safety Goals.

Nagoya J Med Sci 2021 Feb;83(1):87-92

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a US-based organization that accredits and certifies hospitals worldwide. Among the requirements for accreditation, the JCI emphasizes continuous quality improvement (CQI) with regard to international patient safety goals (IPSGs). Our university hospital treats about 26,000 hospitalized patients and 600,000 outpatients annually, and our goal is patient safety in compliance with IPSGs. Read More

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February 2021

[The medical history of Elsa Asenijeff in the context of the Saxon psychiatric institution and care system from the 1920s to 1941].

Nervenarzt 2021 Mar 16. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Forschungsstelle für die Geschichte der Psychiatrie, Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Leipzig, Semmelweisstr. 10, 04103, Leipzig, Deutschland.

Aim: This article aims to describe and discuss in detail the psychiatric medical history of the writer Elsa Asenijeff (1867-1941) in different mental institutions in the German state of Saxony.

Research Questions: What can be discovered in preserved archive documents about the placement of Elsa Asenijeff in different mental institutions between 1923 and 1941? What is the historical context in which this individual medical history took place?

Material And Methods: Through systematic research in different archives a part of Elsa Asenijeffs medical records and relevant administrative files of the institutions could be found.

Results: The preserved documents provide an insight into the statements of the physicians and the conditions of Elsa Asenijeffs placement in the institutions of that time. Read More

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Representation in rehabilitation research of adults with traumatic brain injury and depression: A scoping review.

Brain Inj 2021 Mar 15:1-10. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

: To determine how well comorbid depression is described, defined, and measured in the rehabilitation literature that pertains to TBI and depression.: Scoping review of the rehabilitation sciences literature. Six databases were searched (to October 17, 2018) using the three core concepts of TBI, depression, and rehabilitation, as was for gray literature. Read More

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Civic engagement: School-based health centers and public health nursing.

Beth Blacksin

Public Health Nurs 2021 Mar 14. Epub 2021 Mar 14.

Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Objectives: To understand how the events of the 1996 formation of a school-based health center (SBHC) both illustrate the concept of civic engagement and embody historic aspects of public health nursing practice.

Design: Case study design.

Sample: Interviews, documents, epidemiologic records, and field observations. Read More

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Systematic Analysis of Extracting Data on Advance Directives from Patient Electronic Health Records (EHR) in Terminal Oncology Patients.

J Palliat Care 2021 Mar 12:8258597211001153. Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Background: Advance directives are legal documents that include living wills and durable health care power of attorney documents. They are critical components of care for seriously ill patients which are designed to be implemented when a patient is terminally ill and incapacitated. We sought to evaluate potential reasons for why advance directives were not appropriately implemented, by reviewing the electronic health record (EHR) in patients with terminal cancer. Read More

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Clinical notes as prognostic markers of mortality associated with diabetes mellitus following critical care: A retrospective cohort analysis using machine learning and unstructured big data.

Comput Biol Med 2021 Mar 4;132:104305. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, 3168, Australia.

Background: Clinical notes are ubiquitous resources offering potential value in optimizing critical care via data mining technologies.

Objective: To determine the predictive value of clinical notes as prognostic markers of 1-year all-cause mortality among people with diabetes following critical care.

Materials And Methods: Mortality of diabetes patients were predicted using three cohorts of clinical text in a critical care database, written by physicians (n = 45253), nurses (159027), and both (n = 204280). Read More

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Extracting Medical Information from Paper COVID-19 Assessment Forms.

Appl Clin Inform 2021 01 10;12(1):170-178. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Objective: This study examines the validity of optical mark recognition, a novel user interface, and crowdsourced data validation to rapidly digitize and extract data from paper COVID-19 assessment forms at a large medical center.

Methods: An optical mark recognition/optical character recognition (OMR/OCR) system was developed to identify fields that were selected on 2,814 paper assessment forms, each with 141 fields which were used to assess potential COVID-19 infections. A novel user interface (UI) displayed mirrored forms showing the scanned assessment forms with OMR results superimposed on the left and an editable web form on the right to improve ease of data validation. Read More

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January 2021

Discovering themes in medical records of patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

BMJ Neurol Open 2020 23;2(2):e000087. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Introduction: Epileptic and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) are common diagnostic problems encountered in hospital practice. This study explores the use of unsupervised machine learning in discovering themes in medical records of patients presenting with PNES. We hypothesised that themes generated by machine learning are comparable with the classification by human experts. Read More

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October 2020

Global Research Activity on E-Learning in Health Sciences Education: a Bibliometric Analysis.

Waleed M Sweileh

Med Sci Educ 2021 Mar 2:1-11. Epub 2021 Mar 2.

Department of Physiology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Division of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.

Objective: Progress in electronic learning (e-learning) and health sciences education is an indicator of the national and international efforts to achieve sustainable development goals regarding good health and quality education. The objective of the current study was to describe research volume and trends on e-learning in the health sciences education.

Methods: A bibliometric methodology was adopted. Read More

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Using WhatsApp as a Quick-Access Personal Logbook for Maintaining Clinical Records and Follow-Up of Orthopedic Patients.

Cureus 2021 Jan 25;13(1):e12900. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Orthopaedics, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi, IND.

Record keeping is an important aspect of orthopedic teaching, training, and practice for both documentation purpose and academic use. Physical logbooks may act as important documents but do not provide quick searchable access to the data they contain. Through this technique, we describe a simple method of creating personalized clinical records/logbook on WhatsApp through which individual records can be accessed with minimal basic key information in a span of a few seconds. Read More

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January 2021

Social factors influencing utilization of home care in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review.

BMC Geriatr 2021 02 27;21(1):145. Epub 2021 Feb 27.

Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Background: Older adults want to live at home as long as possible, even in the face of circumstances that limit their autonomy. Home care services reflect this emergent preference, allowing older adults to 'age in place' in familiar settings rather than receiving care for chronic health conditions or ageing needs in an institutionalized setting. Numerous social factors, generally studied in isolation, have been associated with home care utilization. Read More

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February 2021

Recommendations for cellular and molecular pathology input into clinical trials: a systematic review and meta-aggregation.

J Pathol Clin Res 2021 May 26;7(3):191-202. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Department of Cellular Pathology, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

The SPIRIT (Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials) 2013 Statement was developed to provide guidance for inclusion of key methodological components in clinical trial protocols. However, these standards do not include guidance specific to pathology input in clinical trials. This systematic review aims to synthesise existing recommendations specific to pathology practice in clinical trials for implementation in trial protocol design. Read More

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