A bedside tool predicted the need for dialysis after cardiac surgery: COMMENTARY
- A bedside tool predicted the need for dialysis after cardiac surgery. Mehta, R.H.; Grab, J. D.; O'Brien, S. M. // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p81
The article presents a study on how a bedside tool can predict the need for post-operative dialysis in patients having cardiac surgery. Results revealed that bedside tool performs well in predicting which patients having other types of cardiac surgery would require dialysis. It is concluded that...
- OTHER ARTICLES NOTED. // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p82
The article presents a list of papers related to medical research which are reviewed by the publication in the U.S. These include one on the effects of perioperative nesiritide in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing cardiac surgery by R.M. Mentzer and M.C. Oz, another on the...
- The pursuit of persistence. Chase, James // Medical Marketing & Media;Oct2007, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p6
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one about point-of-care system and another about the issues concerning the physician-patient dialogue.
- Education and Service Delivery: Improved patient management with point-of-care ultrasound. Main, Stephanie; Jarman, Robert D.; Richards, Simon; Connolly, Jim // Ultrasound;Nov2010, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p201
No abstract available.
- Near-patient testing in primary care. Khunti, Kamlesh // British Journal of General Practice;Mar2010, Vol. 60 Issue 572, p157
The author reflects on the implementation of the concept of near-patient testing (NPT) in primary care (PC) in Great Britain. He cites the potential advantages of NPT which include improved patient satisfaction and earlier diagnosis. He mentions a study on patient satisfaction in relation to...
- Telemedicine by email in remote Cambodia. Heinzelmann, Paul J.; Jacques, Gary; Kvedar, Joseph C. // Journal of Telemedicine & Telecare;Dec2005 Supplement 2, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p44
An email-based telemedicine service was implemented in two remote village communities in Cambodia. Volunteer physicians at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in Phnom Penh provide monthly consultations to the local...
- Building bridges one bar code at a time: Laboratorians and nurses pursue patient ID system. Botterbusch, Melody // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Sep2004, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p30
Focuses on the use of the data management for point-of-care (POC) testing to improve accurate posting of results to the patient chart at hospitals in York, England. Design of the POC; Usage of the patient identification system; Importance of the alliance between the laboratory and nursing staff.
- Same-Day CD4 Testing to Improve Uptake of HIV Care and Treatment in South Africa: Point-of-Care Is Not Enough. Larson, Bruce A.; Schnippel, Kathryn; Brennan, Alana; Long, Lawrence; Xulu, Thembi; Maotoe, Thapelo; Rosen, Sydney; Sanne, Ian; Fox, Matthew P. // AIDS Research & Treatment;2013, p1
Background. We evaluated whether a pilot program providing point-of-care (POC), but not rapid, CD4 testing (BD FACSCount) immediately after testing HIV-positive improved retention in care. Methods. We conducted a retrospective record review at the Themba Lethu Clinic in Johannesburg, South...
- Audit of anaesthetist-performed echocardiography on perioperative management decisions for non-cardiac surgery. Canty, D. J.; Royse, C. F. // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;Sep2009, Vol. 103 Issue 3, p352
Background: Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography is increasingly used for guiding intraoperative management decisions during non-cardiac surgery. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) equipment and training is becoming more available to anaesthetists, and its point-of-care application...