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Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:51h | UTC

Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection – STAT

Original Article (preprint): Discordant SARS-CoV-2 PCR and Rapid Antigen Test Results When Infectious: A December 2021 Occupational Case Series – medRxiv

 


Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:48h | UTC

Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered – The Conversation

See also: The CDC updated its mask guidelines. What to know about ‘the highest level of protection’ – CNN

Related: CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they’ll wear consistently.

 


N95 respirators can be safely decontaminated up to 25 times, research shows.

17 Jan, 2022 | 00:26h | UTC

News Release: N95 Respirators Can Be Safely Decontaminated Up to 25 Times, Research Shows – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Original Study: Assessing changes to N95 respirator filtration efficiency, qualitative and quantitative fit, and seal check with repeated vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) decontamination – American Journal of Infection Control (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Viewpoint: Hierarchical payment models—a path for coordinating population- and episode-based payment models.

16 Jan, 2022 | 22:52h | UTC

Hierarchical Payment Models—A Path for Coordinating Population- and Episode-Based Payment Models – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Raising awareness for time-limited trial discussion upon ICU triage and admission.

8 Dec, 2021 | 09:57h | UTC

Raising awareness for time-limited trial discussion upon ICU triage and admission – Intensive Care Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


A qualitative study identified a wide variation of expected impacts of the 626 low-value services spotted by the US Choosing Wisely recommendations.

7 Dec, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

Longitudinal Content Analysis of the Characteristics and Expected Impact of Low-Value Services Identified in US Choosing Wisely Recommendations – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Editorial: The Next Frontier of Less Is More—From Description to Implementation – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


Using wearable data, a real-time alerting system can be used for the early detection of Covid-19 and other stress events.

1 Dec, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

Real-time alerting system for COVID-19 and other stress events using wearable data – Nature Medicine

Commentary: Scientists develop a smartwatch-based device for early detection of COVID-19 – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review: Reducing medication errors for adults in hospital settings.

26 Nov, 2021 | 09:56h | UTC

Reducing medication errors for adults in hospital settings – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint: The growing phenomenon of “virtual-first” primary care.

24 Nov, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

The Growing Phenomenon of “Virtual-First” Primary Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


RCT: Educating outpatients for bowel preparation before colonoscopy using virtual reality videos improved bowel preparation, polyp and adenoma detection rates, and improved compliance and satisfaction.

23 Nov, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Educating Outpatients for Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy Using Conventional Methods vs Virtual Reality Videos Plus Conventional MethodsA Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Infographic | Decarbonizing healthcare in low and middle income countries: potential pathways to net zero emissions.

21 Nov, 2021 | 22:52h | UTC

Decarbonising healthcare in low and middle income countries: potential pathways to net zero emissions – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Carbon footprint of general, regional, and combined anesthesia for total knee replacements.

21 Nov, 2021 | 22:50h | UTC

Carbon Footprint of General, Regional, and Combined Anesthesia for Total Knee Replacements – Anesthesia

Related:

Global Consensus Statement: Principles of environmentally-sustainable anesthesia.

Environmental and Occupational Considerations of Anesthesia: A Narrative Review and Update.

Working toward the triple bottom line in surgery to limit the impact of surgery on the environment

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green? – NPR

Anaesthetic gases, climate change, and sustainable practice – The Lancet Planetary Health

Greenhouse gases: the choice of volatile anesthetic does matter – Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology

People, planet and profits: the case for greening operating rooms – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Observational study found monitoring outpatients with Covid-19 using text messages that allowed the report of worsening symptoms was associated with improved outcomes.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

Comparative Effectiveness of an Automated Text Messaging Service for Monitoring COVID-19 at Home – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: Automated Texting System Saved Lives Weekly During First COVID Surge – Penn Medicine

Commentaries:

Monitoring outpatients by text appeared to reduce mortality from COVID-19 – ACP Internist

Texting saved lives during Covid. What does that mean for health care’s future? – STAT

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Nursing care for oncologic patients undergoing surgery using an enhanced recovery approach.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Oncologic Surgical Care Using an Enhanced Recovery Approach – AACN Advanced Critical Care

News release: Enhanced Recovery Approach Changes Care for Surgical Oncology Patients – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Related: Complete List of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Decarbonising healthcare in low and middle income countries: potential pathways to net zero emissions.

16 Nov, 2021 | 08:15h | UTC

Decarbonising healthcare in low and middle income countries: potential pathways to net zero emissions – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint | How to Measure Progress in Addressing Physician Well-being: Beyond Burnout.

14 Nov, 2021 | 19:40h | UTC

How to Measure Progress in Addressing Physician Well-being: Beyond Burnout – JAMA

Related:

Physician Well-being 2.0: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Consensus Study – Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being – National Academies of Medicine

[Abstract Only] Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures of Health Care

Perspective: Hospital Administration Response to Physician Stress and Burnout

Opinion: It’s Time to Talk About Physician Burnout and Moral Injury

Systematic Review: Effect of Organization-Directed Workplace Interventions on Physician Burnout

Perspective: The 3 Causes Of Physician Burnout (And Why There’s No Simple Solution)

Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis (several resources on the subject)

 


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19.

11 Nov, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Global Consensus Statement: Principles of environmentally-sustainable anesthesia.

9 Nov, 2021 | 01:22h | UTC

Principles of environmentally-sustainable anaesthesia: a global consensus statement from the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Anaesthesia

Related:

Environmental and Occupational Considerations of Anesthesia: A Narrative Review and Update.

Working toward the triple bottom line in surgery to limit the impact of surgery on the environment

Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green? – NPR

Anaesthetic gases, climate change, and sustainable practice – The Lancet Planetary Health

Greenhouse gases: the choice of volatile anesthetic does matter – Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology

People, planet and profits: the case for greening operating rooms – Canadian Medical Association Journal

 


Systematic Review | Management of High-Need, High-Cost Patients.

9 Nov, 2021 | 01:20h | UTC

Management of High-Need, High-Cost Patients: A “Best Fit” Framework Synthesis, Realist Review, and Systematic Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

See also:

Evidence Summary

Final Report

Related:

Designing a High-Performing Health Care System for Patients with Complex Needs: Ten Recommendations for Policymakers – The Commonwealth fund

Effective Care for High-Need Patients: Opportunities for Improving Outcomes, Value, and Health – National Academy of Medicine

Systematic review of high-cost patients’ characteristics and healthcare utilization – BMJ Open

Effectiveness of interventions for managing multiple high-burden chronic diseases in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Multimorbidity: a priority for global health research – The Academy of Medical Sciences

The global burden of multiple chronic conditions: A narrative review – Preventive Medicine Reports

Redesigning Care for High-Cost, High-Risk Patients – Harvard Business Review

Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management – NICE Guideline

Multimorbidity in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology

Richard Smith: The challenge of high need, high cost patients – The BMJ Blogs

Better Care for People with Complex Needs – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

 


Review: SARS-CoV-2 indoor air transmission is a threat that can be addressed with science.

5 Nov, 2021 | 09:55h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 indoor air transmission is a threat that can be addressed with science – Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Related:

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

Editorial: Covid-19 has redefined airborne transmission

Covid-19: What do we know about airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2?

Real-world data show that filters clean COVID-causing virus from air.

Perspective | The plan to stop every respiratory virus at once – “The benefits of ventilation reach far beyond the coronavirus. What if we stop taking colds and flus for granted, too?”

Recommendations for ventilation of indoor spaces to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

We studied how to reduce airborne COVID spread in hospitals. Here’s what we learnt.

Report: Improved ventilation essential to safe use of buildings and public spaces, say leading engineers.

WHO: Roadmap to improve and ensure good indoor ventilation in the context of COVID-19

CDC releases new ventilation guidelines for indoor environments to reduce Covid-19 risk

Guidance: Using Ventilation and filtration to reduce aerosol transmission of COVID-19 in long-term care homes

It’s not just SARS-CoV-2: Most respiratory viruses spread by aerosols.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAP Policy Statement: Preventing Home Medication Administration Errors.

3 Nov, 2021 | 09:58h | UTC

Preventing Home Medication Administration Errors – Pediatrics

Commentary: Ways to Prevent Children’s Medication Errors at Home – American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review: Virtual care in patients with cancer.

27 Oct, 2021 | 01:04h | UTC

Virtual Care in Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Review – Current Oncology

 


Health care–acquired infections in low- and middle-income countries and the role of infection prevention and control.

22 Oct, 2021 | 10:09h | UTC

Health Care–Acquired Infections in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and the Role of Infection Prevention and Control – Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

 


Health care environmental hygiene: new insights and centers for disease control and prevention guidance.

22 Oct, 2021 | 10:07h | UTC

Health Care Environmental Hygiene: New Insights and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance – Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

 


Occupational health update: approach to evaluation of health care personnel and preexposure prophylaxis.

22 Oct, 2021 | 10:06h | UTC

Occupational Health Update: Approach to Evaluation of Health Care Personnel and Preexposure Prophylaxis – Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

 


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