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COVID has pushed medical research into remote trials, benefiting patients and scientists

5 May, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

COVID Has Pushed Medical Research into Remote Trials, Benefiting Patients and Scientists – Scientific American

 


Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery – a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components

5 May, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Pathway for enhanced recovery after spinal surgery-a systematic review of evidence for use of individual components – BMC Anesthesiology

See also:  Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its applicability for major spine surgery – Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology AND Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations – The Spine Journal AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Preprint] Preventing disproportionate mortality in ICU overload situations: Empirical evidence from the first COVID-19 wave in Europe – “transferring patients proactively out of developing hotspots to less affected regions, well before high ICU workload situations emerge, will improve patient outcomes”

4 May, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

Preventing disproportionate mortality in ICU overload situations: Empirical evidence from the first COVID-19 wave in Europe – medRxiv

 


Highly Recommended (video): The Culture Of Medicine Kills Doctors And Patients (w/Dr. Robert Pearl)

3 May, 2021 | 05:32h | UTC

The Culture Of Medicine Kills Doctors And Patients (w/Dr. Robert Pearl) – ZDoggMD

 


Randomized trial: Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home + Geriatric Assessment led to similar outcomes compared to hospital admission for older persons

3 May, 2021 | 05:13h | UTC

Is Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home an Alternative to Hospital Admission for Older Persons? A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related: Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient

 


Ethics Commission Position Statement: Admission criteria and management of critical care patients in a pandemic context – “Age cannot be used as the sole criterion for admission nor denial of access to ICU settings”

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:36h | UTC

Admission criteria and management of critical care patients in a pandemic context: position of the Ethics Commission of the French Intensive Care Society, update of April 2021 – Annals of Intensive Care

 


Pre-post study: A hospital quality improvement intervention significantly reduced the rates of cesarean delivery for nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex births

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Study in nursing homes shows rapid antigen testing could be a useful tool to identify contagious people at risk for transmitting SARS-CoV-2

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Performance Evaluation of Serial SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing During a Nursing Home Outbreak – Annals of Internal Medicine

Editorial: Utility of Rapid Antigen Tests in Nursing Homes

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Liver Surgery

25 Apr, 2021 | 20:53h | UTC

Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Liver Surgery – Annals of Surgical Oncology

See also: Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Liver Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations – World Journal of Surgery AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Guideline: Prevention of Positioning Injuries During Gynecologic Surgery

25 Apr, 2021 | 20:50h | UTC

The Prevention of Positioning Injuries During Gynecologic Surgery. Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k Level, AWMF Registry Number 015/077, October 2020) – Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde

 


Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Financial Toxicity in Advanced and Metastatic Cancer: Overburdened and Underprepared

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Financial Toxicity in Advanced and Metastatic Cancer: Overburdened and Underprepared – JCO Oncology Practice

Related: Opinion – The high price of anticancer drugs: origins, implications, barriers, solutions AND Tackling the High Cost of Cancer Care AND Study: Clinician Engagement Regarding Financial Toxicity After Diagnosis of Cancer AND

 


RCT: Effect of infusion set replacement intervals on catheter-related bloodstream infections – “Infusion set use can be safely extended to 7 days with resultant cost and workload reductions”

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:37h | UTC

Effect of infusion set replacement intervals on catheter-related bloodstream infections (RSVP): a randomised, controlled, equivalence (central venous access device)–non-inferiority (peripheral arterial catheter) trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet

Commentary: Recognising that coronavirus is predominantly spread through air would save lives, argues new assessment – University of Oxford

Animated Videos: Aerosols and making spaces safe – University of Oxford

 

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Viewpoint | Implementing Measurement Science for Electronic Health Record Use – “Clinicians trained in patient care are locked into hours of screen time to complete mandatory clerical and documentation tasks, often unrelated to the quality of the care”

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:09h | UTC

Implementing Measurement Science for Electronic Health Record Use – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Opinion – “The EMR has changed the doctor-patient duet into a ménage-à-trois” (resources on the subject) AND Study: Association Between Perceived Electronic Health Record Usability and Professional Burnout (study and commentaries) AND The future of electronic health records – Nature

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Study: Double masking improves protection from Covid-19 mostly by eliminating any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:37h | UTC

Fitted Filtration Efficiency of Double Masking During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Fit matters most when double masking to protect yourself from COVID-19 – University of North Carolina Health Care AND Check your fit on that double mask if you want it to work against Covid, study says – CNN

 


RCT: An Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program in laparoscopic distal gastrectomy provided a faster recovery, a shorter postoperative hospitalization length, and lower medical costs without increasing complication and readmission rates

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:16h | UTC

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Short-term Outcomes of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Conventional Care in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy – Annals of Surgery

Related: Consensus guidelines for enhanced recovery after gastrectomy – British Journal of Surgery AND Current status of the “enhanced recovery after surgery” program in gastric cancer surgery – Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Editorial: Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:26h | UTC

Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission – The BMJ

Commentaries: Future attempts to reduce Covid-19 spread should focus on tackling airborne transmission – News Medical AND Open the windows to curb COVID spread: experts – MedicalXpress

Related: CDC Updated Guidance: “It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, but the risk is generally considered to be low” (CDC Guidance and more) AND Deep Cleaning Isn’t a Victimless Crime – The Atlantic

 


8 Tips to Improve Radiologist Communication

16 Apr, 2021 | 06:09h | UTC

8 Tips to Improve Radiologist Communication – Diagnostic Imaging

Original study: Talking Points: Enhancing Communication Between Radiologists and Patients – Academic Radiology ($)

 


Study shows U.S. women nurses are at increased risk of death by suicide compared to physicians and the general population

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:23h | UTC

Association of US Nurse and Physician Occupation With Risk of Suicide – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Rate of Suicide Among Women Nurses Compared With Women in the General Population Before the COVID-19 Global Pandemic – JAMA Psychiatry

Author Interview: Suicide Risk Among US Nurses and Physicians

Commentary: Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population – University of Michigan

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic review: Excessive nurse work hours is associated with increased adverse patient outcomes

15 Apr, 2021 | 06:19h | UTC

Relationships between comprehensive characteristics of nurse work schedules and adverse patient outcomes: A systematic literature review – Journal of Clinical Nursing (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Relationships between comprehensive characteristics of nurse work schedules and adverse patient outcomes: a systematic literature review. – PSNet

 


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