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The Incidence and Severity of Adverse Events Affecting Patients after Discharge from the Hospital
The incidence and severity of adverse events affecting patients after discharge from the hospital to home were determined and two board-certified internists independently reviewed to determine whether medical management caused an injury and, if so, whether it was preventable or ameliorable.
Delirium and Its Motoric Subtypes: A Study of 614 Critically Ill Patients
OBJECTIVES: To describe the motoric subtypes of delirium in critically ill patients and compare patients aged 65 and older with a younger cohort.
Adverse drug events in ambulatory care.
Improving communication between outpatients and providers may help prevent adverse events related to drugs, and many are preventable or ameliorable.
Intensive care unit delirium is an independent predictor of longer hospital stay: a prospective analysis of 261 non-ventilated patients
Delirium occurred in nearly half of the non-ventilated ICU patients in this cohort, and was found to be an independent predictor of longer hospital stay.
Adverse drug events occurring following hospital discharge
Following discharge, ADEs were common and many were preventable or ameliorable, and interventions should include better monitoring and target patients receiving specific drug classes or multiple medications.
Commonly used surrogates for baseline renal function affect the classification and prognosis of acute kidney injury.
It is found that commonly used surrogates for baseline serum creatinine result in bi-directional misclassification of the incidence and prognosis of acute kidney injury in a hospital setting.
Lorazepam Is an Independent Risk Factor for Transitioning to Delirium in Intensive Care Unit Patients
Lorazepam administration is an important and potentially modifiable risk factor for transitioning into delirium even after adjusting for relevant covariates and increasing age and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores were also independent predictors of transitioning to delirity.
Large-scale implementation of sedation and delirium monitoring in the intensive care unit: A report from two medical centers*
With minimal training, the compliance of bedside nurses using sedation and delirium instruments was excellent and agreement of data from bed side nurses and a reference-standard rater was very high for both the sedation scale and thedelirium assessment over the duration of this process-improvement project.
Research Paper: Evaluation of a Method to Identify and Categorize Section Headers in Clinical Documents
The SecTag algorithm accurately identified both labeled and unlabeled sections in history and physical documents and may assist in natural language processing applications, such as clinical decision support systems or competency assessment for medical trainees.
Operational Implementation of Prospective Genotyping for Personalized Medicine: The Design of the Vanderbilt PREDICT Project
The operational implementation of prospective genotyping linked to an advanced clinical decision‐support system to guide individualized health care in a large academic health center is described.