Development and validation of the Patient Opioid Education Measure

The POEM shows promise for rapidly identifying patients’ opioid-related knowledge gaps and expectations. Correcting misunderstandings and gaps could result in safer use of opioids in a clinical care setting.

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Access : The 22|[sol]|11 Risk Prediction Model: A Validated Model for Predicting 30-Day Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis : The American Journal of Gastroenterology

In cirrhotic patients with SBP receiving standard therapy, MELD score ≥22 and peripheral blood leukocyte count ≥11×109 cells/l are validated independent predictors of mortality. The mortality in a patient without either poor prognostic variable is ≤10% and with both variables is ≥50%. Trials aiming to reduce mortality should target patients in the moderate-risk to high-risk groups.

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Does the use of the revised Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PATrev) result in improved quality of life and reduced psychosocial risk in Canadian families with a child newly diagnosed with cancer? – Barrera – 2013 – Psycho-Oncology – Wiley Online Library

Does the use of the revised Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PATrev) result in improved quality of life and reduced psychosocial risk in Canadian families with a child newly diagnosed with cancer? – Barrera – 2013 – Psycho-Oncology – Wiley Online Library.

JMIR–A Mobile and Ubiquitous Approach for Supporting Frailty Assessment in Elderly People | Fontecha | Journal of Medical Internet Research

The problem of creating a general frailty index is still unsolved. However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the amount of research on this subject. Our studies took advantage of mobile device features (accelerometer sensors, wireless communication capabilities, and processing capacities among others) to develop a new method that achieves an objective assessment of frailty based on similarity results for an elderly population, providing an essential support for physicians.

via JMIR–A Mobile and Ubiquitous Approach for Supporting Frailty Assessment in Elderly People | Fontecha | Journal of Medical Internet Research.

The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) is a good predictor of indication for palliative bypass surgery in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers – Online First – Springer

The mGPS is useful for predicting survival after surgical decompression due to gastrointestinal obstruction in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers. Patients with a poor mGPS may not be indicated for palliative bypass surgery.

via The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) is a good predictor of indication for palliative bypass surgery in patients with unresectable pancreatic and biliary cancers – Online First – Springer.

Development of a Six Month Prognostic Index in Patients With Advanced Chronic Medical Conditions: The PALIAR Score

The PALIAR score is a precise and reliable tool for identifying the end-of-life trajectory in patients with advanced medical diseases.

via Development of a Six Month Prognostic Index in Patients With Advanced Chronic Medical Conditions: The PALIAR Score.

Test Accuracy of Short Screening Tests for Diagnosis of Delirium or Cognitive Impairment in an Acute Stroke Unit Setting

Many brief screening assessments are specific but not sensitive for detection of cognitive impairment in acute stroke. Our primary analysis suggests that 4AT is a reasonable choice for delirium and cognitive screening in this setting. However, these data are based on standard MoCA diagnostic threshold and may not be suited for an acute stroke population.

via Test Accuracy of Short Screening Tests for Diagnosis of Delirium or Cognitive Impairment in an Acute Stroke Unit Setting.

Two-step method of major depression screening by patient health questionnaire for patients with lung cancer – Online First – Springer

Two-step method of major depression screening by patient health questionnaire for patients with lung cancer – Online First – Springer.

Development and initial evaluation of electronic Children’s International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (eChIMES) for children with cancer – Online First – Springer

We found that eChIMES was easy to use, understandable, and suitable for monitoring mucositis among children with cancer. Incorporation into clinical trials may improve the ability to compare and evaluate interventions for mucositis.

via Development and initial evaluation of electronic Children’s International Mucositis Evaluation Scale (eChIMES) for children with cancer – Online First – Springer.

The importance of negative predictive value (NPV) of vulnerable elderly survey (VES 13) as a pre-screening test in older patients with cancer – Springer

We can conclude that VES 13 demonstrated sufficient accuracy as a screening test in identifying elderly “fit” patients in order to spare the more time-consuming CGA.

via The importance of negative predictive value (NPV) of vulnerable elderly survey (VES 13) as a pre-screening test in older patients with cancer – Springer.