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Säo Paulo med. j ; 139(2): 170-177, Mar.-Apr. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1181006

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Healthcare institutions are confronted with large numbers of patient admissions during large-scale or long-term public health emergencies like pandemics. Appropriate and effective triage is needed for effective resource use. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Pandemic Medical Early Warning Score (PMEWS), Simple Triage Scoring System (STSS) and Confusion, Uremia, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure and age ≥ 65 years (CURB-65) score in an emergency department (ED) triage setting. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective study in the ED of a tertiary-care university hospital in Düzce, Turkey. METHODS: PMEWS, STSS and CURB-65 scores of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia were calculated. Thirty-day mortality, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, mechanical ventilation (MV) need and outcomes were recorded. The predictive accuracy of the scores was assessed using receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. RESULTS: One hundred patients with COVID-19 pneumonia were included. The 30-day mortality was 6%. PMEWS, STSS and CURB-65 showed high performance for predicting 30-day mortality (area under the curve: 0.968, 0.962 and 0.942, respectively). Age > 65 years, respiratory rate > 20/minute, oxygen saturation (SpO2) < 90% and ED length of stay > 4 hours showed associations with 30-day mortality (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: CURB-65, STSS and PMEWS scores are useful for predicting mortality, ICU admission and MV need among patients diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. Advanced age, increased respiratory rate, low SpO2 and prolonged ED length of stay may increase mortality. Further studies are needed for developing the triage scoring systems, to ensure effective long-term use of healthcare service capacity during pandemics.


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Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Pneumonia/diagnosis , Pneumonia/epidemiology , Triage/methods , Risk Assessment/methods , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Early Warning Score , COVID-19/therapy , Turkey , Uremia/etiology , Uremia/epidemiology , Blood Pressure , Retrospective Studies , Respiratory Rate/physiology , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19/diagnosis , COVID-19/epidemiology
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 139(1): 53-57, Jan.-Feb. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1156968

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare systems worldwide. The effect of the pandemic on emergency general surgery patients remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: To reveal the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality and morbidity among emergency general surgery cases. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data on patients who were admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Samsun, Turkey, and had consultations at the general surgery clinic were analyzed retrospectively. METHODS: Our study included comparative analysis on two groups of patients who received emergency general surgery consultations in our hospital: during the COVID-19 pandemic period (Group 2); and on the same dates one year previously (Group 1). RESULTS: There were 195 patients in Group 1 and 132 in Group 2 (P < 0.001). While 113 (58%) of the patients in Group 1 were women, only 58 (44%) were women in Group 2 (P = 0.013). Considering all types of diagnosis, there was no significant difference between the two groups (P = 0.261). The rates of abscess and delayed abdominal emergency diseases were higher in Group 2: one case (0.5%) versus ten cases (8%); P < 0.001. The morbidity rate was higher in Group 2 than in Group 1: three cases (1.5%) versus nine cases (7%); P = 0.016. CONCLUSIONS: The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased the number of unnecessary nonemergency admissions to the emergency department, but has not delayed patients' urgent consultations. The pandemic has led surgeons to deal with more complicated cases and greater numbers of complications.


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Humans , Male , Female , General Surgery/statistics & numerical data , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Pandemics , COVID-19 , Turkey/epidemiology , Retrospective Studies
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Rev. Col. Bras. Cir ; 48: e20202769, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1155366

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ABSTRACT Purpose: to analyze the relation between Trauma Quality Indicators (QI) and death, as well as clinical adverse events in severe trauma patients. Methods: analysis of data collected in the Trauma Register between 2014-2015, including patients with Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 16, reviewing the QI: (F1) Acute subdural hematoma drainage > 4 hours with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) <9; (F2) emergency room transference without definitive airway and GCS <9; (F3) Re-intubation within 48 hours; (F4) Admission-laparotomy time greater than 60 min in hemodynamically instable patients with abdominal bleeding; (F5) Unprogrammed reoperation; (F6) Laparotomy after 4 hours; (F7) Unfixed femur diaphyseal fracture; (F8) Non-operative treatment for abdominal gunshot; (F9) Admission-tibial exposure fracture treatment time > 6 hours; (F10) Surgery > 24 hours. T the chi-squared and Fisher tests were used to calculate statistical relevance, considering p<0.05 as relevant. Results: 127 patients were included, whose ISS ranged from 17 to 75 (28.8 + 11.5). There were adverse events in 80 cases (63%) and 29 died (22.8%). Twenty-six patients had some QI compromised (20.6%). From the 101 patients with no QI, 22% died, and 7 of 26 patients with compromised QI (26.9%) (p=0.595). From the patients with no compromised QI, 62% presented some adverse event. From the patients with any compromised QI, 18 (65.4%) had some adverse event on clinical evolution (p=0.751). Conclusion: the QI should not be used as death or adverse events predictors in severe trauma patients.


RESUMO Objetivo: analisar relação entre comprometimento de Filtros de Qualidade (FQ) com complicações e mortalidade entre vítimas de trauma grave. Métodos: análise dos dados coletados para o Registro de Trauma entre 2014 e 2015, sendo incluídos os traumatizados com Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 16 e analisados os FQ: (F1) drenagem de Hematoma Subdural Agudo (HSA) > 4 horas com Escala de Coma de Glasgow (ECG) <9, (F2) transferência da sala de emergência sem via aérea definitiva e com ECG<9, (F3) reintubação traqueal em até 48 horas, (F4) tempo entre admissão e laparotomia exploradora maior que 60 minutos em pacientes instáveis com foco abdominal, (F5) reoperação não programada, (F6) laparotomia > 4 horas, (F7) fratura de diáfise de fêmur não fixada, (F8) tratamento não operatório em Ferimento por Arma de Fogo (FAF) abdominal, (F9) tempo entre admissão e tratamento de fraturas expostas de tíbia > 6 horas, (F10) operação > 24 horas. Testes de Chi quadrado e Fisher para a análise estatística, considerando significativo p<0,05, foram usados. Resultado: foram incluídos 127 pacientes com ISS entre 17 a 75 (28,8 + 11,5). As complicações ocorreram em 80 casos (63%) e 29 morreram (22,8%). Vinte e seis pacientes apresentaram algum FQ comprometido (20,6%). Dos 101 doentes sem FQ comprometido, 22% faleceram, o que ocorreu em 7 dos 26 doentes com comprometimento dos FQ (26,9%) (p=0,595). Dos doentes sem FQ comprometido, 62% tiveram alguma complicação. Entre os pacientes com FQ comprometido, 18 (65,4%) tiveram complicações (p=0,751). Conclusão: os FQs não devem ser utilizados como preditor de mortes ou complicações evitáveis nas vítimas de traumas graves.


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Humans , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Young Adult , Quality Indicators, Health Care , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Hemorrhage , Glasgow Coma Scale , Injury Severity Score , Trauma Severity Indices , Retrospective Studies , Middle Aged
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Rev. ANACEM (Impresa) ; 15(1): 33-39, 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1281420

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El cólico renal es una condición médica común en los servicios de urgencia. Representa la manifestación clínica más frecuente de urolitiasis, cuya patogenia es multifactorial, con tasas de prevalencia varía de 1% a 20% y una recurrencia a 10 años del 42% al 50%. OBJETIVO: Establecer el perfil clínico-epidemiológico, como también el diagnóstico y manejo de los pacientes hospitalizados por cólico renal en el Hospital Clínico Herminda Martín (HCHCM). MATERIAL Y MÉTODO: Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo en pacientes hospitalizados con diagnóstico de cólico renal en el HCHM de Chillán en el período marzo 2014-marzo 2019. Se estudiaron las variables: sexo, edad, presentación clínica de ingreso, factores de riesgo asociados, motivo de hospitalización, resultados imagenológicos y manejo clínico. Resultados. El 52,45% correspondió a pacientes de sexo masculino, encontrándose la mayor cantidad de pacientes en el intervalo de 40-49 años. La obesidad, antecedente de urolitiasis e hipertensión arterial fueron las patologías asociadas más frecuentes. En la mayoría de los pacientes, el motivo de la hospitalización fue la refractariedad al tratamiento analgésico, alcanzando un 86,76%. El 56,37% de los pacientes recibió manejo médico expulsivo y a un 19,11% de los pacientes se le realizó una intervención quirúrgica durante la hospitalización. CONCLUSIÓN: El perfil de éstos pacientes no sólo permite establecer medidas que podrían evitar un evento litiásico, sino que además se demuestra la necesidad de realizar un manejo óptimo que puede evitar reconsultas, sobrecarga de los servicios de urgencia, aumento de días cama y complicaciones.


INTRODUCTION: Renal colic is a common condition in the emergency department. It represents the most frequent clinical manifestation of urolithiasis, whose prevalence rate varies between 1% to 20%. Its pathogenesis is multifactorial, with a recurrence of 10 years from 42-50%. OBJECTIVE: Establish the clinical-epidemiological profile, as well as the diagnosis and management of patients hospitalized for renal colic at the Herminda Martín Clinical Hospital(HCHM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of hospitalized patients diagnosed with renal colic at the HCHM, March 2014-March 2019, the variables were studied: sex, age, the clinical presentation of admission, associated risk factors, the reason for hospitalization, imaging results, and management. Results: 52.45% were male patients, with the highest number of patients in the range of 40-49 years. Obesity, a history of urolithiasis and hypertension, occurred more frequently within the associated pathologies. In most patients, refractable to analgesic treatment was the reason for hospitalization, reaching 86.76%. 56.37% of patients received expulsion medical management, and 19.11% of patientshad surgeryduring hospitalization. CONCLUSION: The profile of these patients not only allows them to establish measures that could prevent a lithiasis event but also shows the need for effective management of patients who can avoid reconsults, an overload of emergency services, increasedbed days and complications


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Renal Colic/diagnosis , Hospitalization , Kidney Diseases/diagnosis , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Retrospective Studies , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Renal Colic/surgery , Renal Colic/epidemiology , Renal Colic/diagnostic imaging
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Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1284362

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Introdução: O trauma decorrente de causas externas é um problema de saúde em várias regiões do mundo. Além de altos índices de mortalidade e morbidade, os traumas de face resultam em impactos estéticos, estruturais e psicológicos na vida do indivíduo e na sociedade, gerando, também, um alto custo com gastos hospitalares. Objetivo: Relatar o caso de um paciente com trauma de face por acidente ciclístico, com alterações na funcionalidade do sistema estomatognático. Metodologia: Foi realizada avaliação fonoaudiológica por meio do Protocolo de Avaliação Preliminar (PAP), para observação do aspecto das estruturas orais, funções do sistema estomatognático, voz e reflexos protetivos de vias aéreas superiores. Na sequência, foi aplicado o Protocolo de Avaliação do Risco para Disfagia (PARD), para avaliação direta da deglutição. Resultados: Na avaliação dos órgãos fonoarticulatórios foi observado alterações de sensibilidade, mobilidade e redução significativa de força. Na avaliação direta da deglutição foi observada dificuldade na captação do alimento, escape anterior de alimento, elevação laríngea reduzida e múltiplas deglutições. Conclusão: O paciente foi classificado com Disfagia Orofaríngea leve a moderada, mantendo dieta via oral com consistência adaptada e orientação para continuidade de terapia fonoaudiológica. Devido ao alto número de casos semelhantes ao relatado nos hospitais de urgência e emergência, constata-se a necessidade de avaliação do sistema estomatognático para promover a melhor abordagem aos pacientes com trauma de face


Introduction: Trauma due to external causes is a health problem in several regions of the world. In addition to high rates of mortality and morbidity, facial traumas result in aesthetic, structural and psychological impacts on the individual's life and on society, also generating a high cost of hospital expenses. Objective: Report the case of a patient with facial trauma due to a cycling accident, with changes in the functionality of the stomatognathic system. Methodology: Speech therapy evaluation was carried out through the Preliminary Evaluation Protocol, to observe the appearance of oral structures, functions of the stomatognathic system, voice and protective reflexes of the upper airways. Then, the Risk Assessment Protocol for Dysphagia was applied, for direct swallowing assessment. Results: In the evaluation of Organs phonoarticulatory organs, changes in sensitivity, mobility and significant reduction in strength were observed. In the direct evaluation of swallowing, difficulty in capturing food, previous escape of food, reduced laryngeal elevation and multiple swallowing were observed. Conclusion: The patient was classified with Mild to Moderate Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, maintaining an oral diet with consistency adapted and guidance for continuing speech therapy. Due to the high number of cases similar to that reported in urgent and emergency hospitals, there is a need to evaluate the stomatognathic system to promote the best approach to patients with facial trauma.


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Humans , Adult , Young Adult , Stomatognathic System/injuries , Deglutition Disorders , Facial Injuries , Deglutition Disorders/rehabilitation , Glasgow Coma Scale , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Mandibular Fractures
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880371

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BACKGROUND@#An acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common disease worldwide, irrespective of age or sex. This study aimed to evaluate the short-term effect of diurnal temperature range (DTR) on emergency room (ER) visits for URI in Seoul, Korea, between 2009 and 2013.@*METHODS@#Daily ER visits for URI were selected from the National Emergency Department Information System, which is a nationwide daily reporting system for ER visits in Korea. URI cases were defined according to International Classification of Diseases, 10@*RESULTS@#There were 529,527 ER visits for URI during the study period, with a daily mean of 290 visits (range, 74-1942 visits). The mean daily DTR was 8.05 °C (range, 1.1-17.6 °C). The cumulative day (lag 02) effect of DTR above 6.57 °C per 1 °C increment was associated with a 1.42% (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.04-2.82) increase in total URI. Children (≤ 5 years of age) were affected by DTR above 6.57 °C per 1 °C, with 1.45% (95% CI 0.32-2.60) at lag 02, adults (19-64 years) with 2.77% (95% CI 0.39-5.20) at lag 07. When the DTR (lag02) was 6.57 °C to 11.03 °C, the relative risk was significant at 6.01% (95% CI 2.45-9.69) for every 1 °C increase in youth subjects aged for 6 to 18 years.@*CONCLUSIONS@#DTR was associated with a higher risk for ER visits for URI. In addition, the results suggested that the lag effects and relative risks of DTR on URI were quite different according to age.


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Acute Disease/epidemiology , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Child , Child, Preschool , Cold Temperature/adverse effects , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Female , Hot Temperature/adverse effects , Humans , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Male , Middle Aged , Republic of Korea/epidemiology , Respiratory Tract Infections/etiology , Young Adult
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Med. infant ; 27(2): 125-132, Diciembre 2020. Tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS, UNISALUD | ID: biblio-1148374

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Introducción. Conocer las características epidemiológicas (CE) de una población resulta primordial para la definición de estrategias sanitarias. Nuestro objetivo es describir las características de pacientes críticos ingresados al sector reanimación (SR). Materiales y métodos. Estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo realizado en un servicio de urgencias de un hospital de tercer nivel entre 2/7/2018 y 1/7/2019. Se incluyeron todos los pacientes ingresados a SR. Se registró edad, sexo, motivo de ingreso, condición crónica, procedimientos diagnósticos y terapéuticos efectuados. Los datos fueron obtenidos del libro de registro y la historia clínica informatizada, y analizados con software Redcap Versión 8.9.2. Las variables categóricas se expresaron como frecuencias y porcentajes y las continuas con mediana y rango intercuartílico. Resultados. Ingresaron 2292 pacientes. El 94% fueron menores de 16 años. El 56,5% presentaba condiciones crónicas (CC), siendo más frecuentes las enfermedades neurológicas (29%), endocrino/metabólicas (15,5%) y cardiovasculares (11%). Los motivos de ingreso más habituales: enfermedad respiratoria aguda baja (31%), estado epiléptico (13%), sepsis (13%) y deshidratación grave (7%). Estudios complementarios más utilizados: laboratorio (54%), radiografía (28%), hemocultivos (23%). Los procedimientos realizados con más frecuencia fueron la colocación de acceso venoso periférico (67%), cánula nasal de alto flujo (6%) y ventilación mecánica (5%). Las drogas más indicadas: oxígeno (42%), fluidos (34%), antibióticos (22%). El 14% ingresó a cuidados intensivos. Hubo 11 paros cardiorrespiratorios y 6 óbitos. Conclusiones. En el SR se asisten pacientes críticos con patologías de alta prevalencia como también pacientes con enfermedades crónicas complejas. La evaluación periódica de CE resulta una herramienta fundamental para detectar dificultades y elaborar estrategias de mejora (AU)


Introduction. Knowledge on the epidemiological characteristics (EC) of a population is essential to define healthcare strategies. Our aim was to describe the characteristics of critical patients admitted to the resuscitation unit (RU). Materials and methods. A descriptive and retrospective study was conducted at an emergency department of a third-level hospital between 2/7/2018 and 1/7/2019. All patients admitted to the RU were included. Age, sex, reason for admission, underlying disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed were recorded. The data were obtained from the logbook and electronic records, and analyzed using Redcap software Version 8.9.2. Categorical variables were expressed as frequencies and percentages and continuous variables as median and interquartile range. Results. 2292 patients were admitted; 94% were younger than 16 years of age. Overall, 56.5% had underlying diseases (UD), the most common of which were neurological (29%), endocrine/metabolic (15.5%), and cardiovascular (11%) disorders. The most common reasons for admission were acute lower respiratory tract disease (31%), status epilepticus (13%), sepsis (13%), and severe dehydration (7%). The most frequently used complementary studies were laboratory tests (54%), x-rays (28%), and hemocultures (23%). The most frequently performed procedures were peripheral venous line (67%), high-flow nasal cannula (6%), and mechanical ventilation (5%) placement. The most frequently indicated medications were oxygen (42%), fluids (34%), and antibiotics (22%). Overall, 14% required admission to the intensive care unit. There were 11 cardiorespiratory arrests and six deaths. Conclusions. Critical patients with highly prevalent diseases as well as patients with complex underlying diseases are seen at the RU. Periodic EC evaluation is a key tool for detecting difficulties and developing improvement strategies (AU)


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Humans , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Chronic Disease/epidemiology , Critical Illness/epidemiology , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Hospital Rapid Response Team/trends , Hospital Rapid Response Team/statistics & numerical data , Time Factors , Retrospective Studies , Treatment Outcome
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Arq. neuropsiquiatr ; 78(1): 44-49, Jan. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1088984

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Abstract Background: Neurological complaints are frequent in emergency department routine. Among them, headache is a common disorder, which requires a certain degree of knowledge on Neurology because of its extensive differential diagnosis. Objective: To assess general practice physicians' level of knowledge about headaches, in addition to outlining the profile of professionals who attend in emergency departments, as well as the profile of their respective workplaces in terms of neurological approach. Methods: We included in evaluation physicians who attend emergency care units for adult public as general practitioners. A questionnaire was applied with questions regarding participants' general knowledge on headache, neurological approach, demographic profile, and workplace profile. Results: 159 physicians answered the questionnaire. The professionals' profile corresponded to recently graduated individuals (mean of 6.31 years). Knowledge about headache management was regular. Those who do not have any specialization or are not majoring a specialization were statistically significantly more confident in neurological patients care (p=0.006). Only 18.24% reported access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging and 35.85% had no access to any type of neuroimaging. Conclusions: General practice physicians often do not feel confident when performing neurological exams, demonstrating low knowledge about the topic. The profile of professionals working in these departments is predominantly of newly graduates, which may affect in some way on care quality. There was also a lack of structure for adequate care.


Resumo Introdução: Queixas neurológicas são frequentes na rotina de setores de emergência. Entre elas, a cefaleia é um distúrbio comum, que por seu diagnóstico diferencial amplo, exige certo grau de conhecimento em Neurologia. Objetivo: Avaliar o nível de conhecimento em cefaleias de médicos generalistas, além de traçar o perfil dos profissionais que atendem em setores de emergência nesta função, assim como de seus respectivos locais de trabalho em termos de abordagem neurológica. Métodos: Foram incluídos na avaliação médicos que atendem em unidades de pronto-atendimento para público adulto, na função de generalista. Um questionário foi aplicado com perguntas referentes ao conhecimento geral dos participantes sobre cefaleia, abordagem neurológica, perfil demográfico e perfil do local de trabalho. Resultados: 159 médicos responderam ao questionário. O perfil dos profissionais presentes na amostra correspondeu a indivíduos graduados recentemente (média de 6,31 anos). O conhecimento a respeito da abordagem de cefaleias foi regular. Aqueles que não possuem nenhuma especialização, nem estão cursando uma residência, se mostraram, de forma estatisticamente significativa, mais seguros no atendimento de pacientes neurológicos (p=0,006). Apenas 18,24% referiram ter acesso à Ressonância Magnética e 35,85% não tiveram acesso a nenhum tipo de neuroimagem. Conclusão: Médicos generalistas frequentemente não sentem segurança ao realizar atendimento e exame neurológicos, demonstrando pouco conhecimento acerca do assunto. O perfil dos profissionais que atuam nesses setores é predominantemente de recém graduados, o que pode impactar de alguma forma na qualidade de atendimento. Verificou-se também falta de estrutura para um atendimento adequado.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Clinical Competence/statistics & numerical data , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , General Practitioners/statistics & numerical data , Headache/therapy , Neurology , Practice Patterns, Physicians'/statistics & numerical data , Brazil , Cross-Sectional Studies , Surveys and Questionnaires , Analysis of Variance , Disease Management
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Rev. Col. Bras. Cir ; 47: e20202408, 2020. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1136571

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RESUMO Objetivo: descrever o perfil epidemiológico das vítimas de trauma atendidas em um hospital de referência no município de Curitiba (PR), bem como investigar os mecanismos do trauma, além de avaliar os escores de gravidade. Métodos: estudo descritivo observacional transversal, cujos dados foram obtidos através da aplicação de questionário em vítimas atendidas na sala de emergência, entre dezembro de 2016 e fevereiro de 2018. Resultados: foram incluídos no estudo 1354 vítimas de trauma, das quais 60% tiveram como transporte pré-hospitalar o Serviço Integrado de Atendimento ao Trauma em Emergência (SIATE), e 40%, o Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (SAMU). Quanto ao sexo, 70% dos pacientes eram do sexo masculino. A média de idade foi de 39,48 anos. Sobre o horário e dia dos atendimentos, a maior proporção se concentrou no período noturno na sexta-feira. Quanto ao mecanismo do trauma, nos pacientes atendidos pelo SIATE, o mais frequente em homens foi a colisão de motocicleta (34,3%), enquanto que em mulheres foi a queda de mesmo nível (21,42%). Já no SAMU, o mecanismo mais frequente independentemente do sexo foi queda de mesmo nível (20,06% e 40,66%, respectivamente). Analisando-se os escores de gravidade, observou-se que 95,5% dos pacientes eram classificados como leves pela escala de coma de Glasgow. Conclusões: o perfil das vítimas analisadas neste grande estudo muito se assemelha a outros estudos nacionais menores: homens, jovens, vítimas de acidentes de trânsito. A população economicamente ativa, portanto, é a mais afetada, refletindo em alto custo para a sociedade.


ABSTRACT Objective: to describe the epidemiological profile of trauma patients admitted to a referral hospital in Curitiba (PR). Also, to investigate trauma mechanisms and to evaluate trauma severity scores. Methods: descriptive observational cross-sectional study. Data were collected by applying a questionnaire to victims admitted in the emergency room from December 2016 to February 2018. Results: a total of 1354 trauma victims were included in the study, of which 60% were transported by SIATE and 40% by SAMU. Regarding gender, 70% of the patients were male. The mean age was 39.48 years. About the time and day of the calls, the largest proportion was concentrated on Friday night. In relation to the mechanism of trauma, in patients transported by SIATE, the most frequent in men was motorcycle collision (34.3%), while in women was same-level fall (21.42%). In SAMU, the most frequent mechanism regardless of gender was same-level fall (20.06% and 40.66%, respectively). Analyzing the severity scores, it was observed that 95.5% of the patients were classified as mild by the Glasgow Coma Scale. Conclusion: the profile of trauma victims analyzed in this large study is quite similar to what other national smaller studies have already described: young men victims of traffic accidents. Therefore, the economically active population is the most affected, reflecting in high cost to society.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Wounds and Injuries/etiology , Injury Severity Score , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Wounds and Injuries/therapy , Wounds and Injuries/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Assessment , Hospitals, University , Middle Aged
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ABCD arq. bras. cir. dig ; 33(3): e1544, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1152624

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ABSTRACT Background: In Brazil, the goal-based approach was named Project ACERTO and has obtained good results when applied in elective surgeries with shorter hospitalization time, earlier return to activities without increased morbidity and mortality. Aim: To analyze the impact of ACERTO on emergency surgery care. Methods: An intervention study was performed at a trauma hospital. Were compared 452 patients undergoing emergency surgery and followed up by the general surgery service from October to December 2018 (pre-ACERTO, n=243) and from March to June 2019 (post-ACERTO, n=209). Dietary reintroduction, volume of infused postoperative venous hydration, duration of use of catheters, probes and drains, postoperative analgesia, prevention of postoperative vomiting, early mobilization and physiotherapy were evaluated. Results: After the ACERTO implantation there was earlier reintroduction of the diet, the earlier optimal caloric intake, earlier venous hydration withdrawal, higher postoperative analgesia prescription, postoperative vomiting prophylaxis and higher physiotherapy and mobilization prescription were achieved early in all (p<0.01); in the multivariate analysis there was no change in the complication rates observed before and after ACERTO (10.7% vs. 7.7% (p=0.268) and there was a decrease in the length of hospitalization after ACERTO (8,5 vs. 6,1 dias (p=0.008). Conclusion: The implementation of the ACERTO project decreased the length of hospital stay, improved medical care provided without increasing the rates of complications evaluated.


RESUMO Racional: No Brasil, a abordagem baseada em metas foi nomeada de Projeto ACERTO e tem obtido bons resultados quando aplicada em operações eletivas com diminuição do tempo de internação, retorno mais precoce as atividades sem incremento de morbimortalidade. Objetivo: Analisar o impacto do ACERTO na assistência prestada em operações de emergência. Métodos: Foi realizado um estudo de intervenção em hospital de trauma. Foram comparados 452 pacientes submetidos à operações de emergência e acompanhados pelo serviço de cirurgia geral no período de outubro a dezembro de 2018 (fase pré-ACERTO, n=243) e no período de março a junho de 2019 (fase pós-ACERTO, n=209). Foram avaliados: reintrodução da dieta, volume de hidratação venosa pós-operatória infundido, tempo de uso de catéteres, sondas e drenos, analgesia pós-operatória, prevenção de vômitos pós-operatórios, mobilização precoce e fisioterapia. Resultados: Após a implantação do ACERTO houve reintrodução mais precoce da dieta, foi atingido o aporte calórico ideal mais precocemente, retirada mais precoce da hidratação venosa, maior prescrição de analgesia pós-operatória, de profilaxia de vômitos pós-operatórios e maior prescrição de fisioterapia e mobilização precoce em todos (p<0,01); na análise multivariada não houve alteração nas taxas de complicações observadas pré e pós-ACERTO (10,7% vs. 7,7% (p=0,268) e houve diminuição do tempo de internação pós-ACERTO (8,5 vs. 6,1 dias (p=0.008). Conclusão: A implantação do projeto ACERTO diminuiu o tempo de internação hospitalar, melhorou a assistência médica prestada sem incremento das taxas de complicações avaliadas.


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data , Postoperative Complications/prevention & control , Surgical Procedures, Operative/standards , Elective Surgical Procedures/statistics & numerical data , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data , Postoperative Complications/epidemiology , Time Factors , Brazil , Clinical Protocols , Treatment Outcome , Recovery of Function , Hospitals, Public
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eAO4739, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039743

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ABSTRACT Objective To use magnetic resonance imaging to assess the prevalence of foot and ankle ligament injuries and fractures associated with ankle sprain and not diagnosed by x-ray. Methods We included 180 consecutive patients with a history of ankle sprain, assessed at a primary care service in a 12-month period. Magnetic resonance imaging findings were recorded and described. Results Approximately 92% of patients had some type of injury shown on the magnetic resonance imaging. We found 379 ligament injuries, 9 osteochondral injuries, 19 tendinous injuries and 51 fractures. Only 14 magnetic resonance imaging tests (7.8%) did not show any sort of injury. We observed a positive relation between injuries of the lateral complex, syndesmosis and medial ligaments. However, there was a negative correlation between ankle ligament injuries and midfoot injuries. Conclusion There was a high rate of injuries secondary to ankle sprains. We found correlation between lateral ligament injuries and syndesmosis and deltoid injuries. We did not observe a relation between deltoid and syndesmosis injuries or between lateral ligamentous and subtalar injuries. Similarly, no relation was found between ankle and midfoot injuries.


RESUMO Objetivo Avaliar na ressonância magnética a prevalência das diferentes lesões ligamentares do tornozelo e do pé, bem como de fraturas não diagnosticáveis radiograficamente, em pacientes com queixa de entorse do tornozelo. Métodos Foram incluídos no estudo 180 pacientes consecutivos, com história de entorse do tornozelo, atendidos em um serviço de Atenção Primária no período de 12 meses. Os achados dos exames de ressonância magnética foram catalogados e descritos. Resultados Aproximadamente 92% dos pacientes apresentaram algum tipo de lesão na ressonância. Dentre as injúrias observadas, estavam 379 lesões ligamentares, 9 lesões osteocondrais, 19 lesões tendíneas e 51 fraturas. Apenas 14 ressonâncias magnéticas (7,8%) não mostraram qualquer tipo de lesão. Observamos relação positiva entre lesões do complexo lateral, sindesmose e medial. No entanto, houve correlação negativa entre lesões ligamentares do tornozelo e aquelas do mediopé. Conclusão Foi alta a ocorrência de lesões secundárias à entorse. Apontamos correlação entre as lesões ligamentares laterais com as sindesmodais e do deltoide. Não notamos relação entre as lesões do deltoide e da sindesmose, e nem entre as ligamentares laterais e a subtlalar. Também não foram observadas relações entre as lesões do tornozelo e as do mediopé.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Young Adult , Ankle Injuries/epidemiology , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Brazil/epidemiology , Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods , Cartilage, Articular/injuries , Prevalence , Ankle Injuries/diagnostic imaging , Lateral Ligament, Ankle/injuries , Middle Aged
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eAO4871, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039740

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ABSTRACT Objective To analyze, from the pharmacotherapy perspective, the factors associated to visits of older adults to the emergency department within 30 days after discharge. Methods A cross-sectional study carried out in a general public hospital with older adults. Emergency department visit was defined as the stay of the older adult in this service for up to 24 hours. The complexity of drug therapy was determined using the Medication Regimen Complexity Index. Potentially inappropriate drugs for use in older adults were classified according to the American Geriatric Society/Beers criteria of 2015. The outcome investigated was the frequency of visits to the emergency department within 30 days of discharge. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to identify the factors associated with the emergency department visit. Results A total of 255 elderly in the study, and 67 (26.3%) visited emergency department within 30 days of discharge. Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications for older adults did not present a statistically significant association. The diagnosis of heart failure and Medication Regimen Complexity Index >16.5 were positively associated with emergency department visits (OR=2.3; 95%CI: 1.04-4.94; p=0.048; and OR=2.1; 95%CI: 1.11-4.02; p=0.011), respectively. Furthermore, the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease were protection factors for the outcome (OR=0.4; 95%CI: 0.20-0.73; p=0.004; and OR=0.3; 95%CI: 0.13-0.86; p=0.023). Conclusion The diagnosis of heart failure and Medication Regimen Complexity Index >16.5 were positively associated with the occurrence of an emergency department visit within 30 days of discharge.


RESUMO Objetivo Analisar, da perspectiva da farmacoterapia, os fatores associados à visita de idosos a departamentos de emergência em até 30 dias após a alta da internação índice. Métodos Foi realizado estudo transversal em hospital público geral, com idosos. Visita a departamento de emergência foi definido como a permanência do idoso nesse serviço por até 24 horas. A complexidade da farmacoterapia foi determinada usando o Medication Regimen Complexity Index. Os medicamentos potencialmente inapropriados para idosos foram classificados segundo os critérios American Geriatric Society/Beers , de 2015. O desfecho investigado foi a frequência de visita a departamento de emergência em 30 dias após a alta hospitalar. Regressão logística multivariada foi realizada para identificar os fatores associados à visita a departamento de emergência. Resultados No estudo, foram incluídos 255 idosos; 67 (26,3%) visitaram departamento emergência em 30 dias após a alta hospitalar. Polifarmácia e medicamentos potencialmente inapropriados para idosos não apresentaram associação estatística significante. O diagnóstico de insuficiência cardíaca e o índice da complexidade da farmacoterapia >16,5 apresentaram associação positiva com visita a departamento de emergência (RC=2,3; IC95%: 1,04-4,94; p=0,048; e RC=2,1; IC95%: 1,11-4,02; p=0,011), respectivamente. Ainda, o diagnóstico de diabetes mellitus e a doença renal crônica foram fatores de proteção para o desfecho (RC=0,4; IC95%: 0,20-0,73; p=0,004; e RC=0,3; IC95%: 0,13-0,86; p=0,023). Conclusão O diagnóstico de insuficiência cardíaca e o índice da complexidade da farmacoterapia >16,5 apresentaram associação positiva com ocorrência de visita a departamento de emergência dentro de 30 dias após a alta.


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Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Patient Discharge/statistics & numerical data , Drug Prescriptions/statistics & numerical data , Drug Therapy/statistics & numerical data , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data , Patient Readmission/statistics & numerical data , Time Factors , Cross-Sectional Studies , Polypharmacy , Heart Failure/drug therapy , Middle Aged
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Rev. saúde pública (Online) ; 54: 66, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1127247

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ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE To present an overview of systematic reviews on throughput interventions to solve the overcrowding of emergency departments. METHODS Electronic searches for reviews published between 2007 and 2018 were made on PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Health Systems Evidence, CINAHL, SciELO, LILACS, Google Scholar and the CAPES periodicals portal. Data of the included studies was extracted into a pre-formatted sheet and their methodological quality was assessed using AMSTAR 2 tool. Eventually, 15 systematic reviews were included for the narrative synthesis. RESULTS The interventions were grouped into four categories: (1) strengthening of the triage service; (2) strengthening of the ED's team; (3) creation of new care zones; (4) change in ED's work processes. All studies observed positive effect on patient's length of stay, expect for one, which had positive effect on other indicators. According to AMSTAR 2 criteria, eight revisions were considered of high or moderate methodological quality and seven, low or critically low quality. There was a clear improvement in the quality of the studies, with an improvement in focus and methodology after two decades of systematic studies on the subject. CONCLUSIONS Despite some limitations, the evidence presented on this overview can be considered the cutting edge of current scientific knowledge on the topic.


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Humans , Crowding , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Systematic Reviews as Topic , Health Services Accessibility , Brazil
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Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1092139

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ABSTRACT Objective: To assess demographic data and characteristics of children and adolescents with pediatric chronic diseases (PCD), according to the number of specialties/patient. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study with 16,237 PCD patients at outpatient clinics in one year. Data were analyzed by an electronic data system, according to the number of physician appointments for PCD. This study assessed: demographic data, follow-up characteristics, types of medical specialty, diagnosis (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems - ICD-10), number of day hospital clinic visits, and acute complications. Results: Patients followed by ≥3 specialties simultaneously showed a significantly higher duration of follow-up compared to those followed by ≤2 specialties [2.1 (0.4-16.4) vs. 1.4 (0.1-16.2) years; p<0.001] and a higher number of appointments in all specialties. The most prevalent medical areas in patients followed by ≥3 specialties were: Psychiatry (Odds Ratio - OR=8.0; confidence interval of 95% - 95%CI 6-10.7; p<0.001), Palliative/Pain Care (OR=7.4; 95%CI 5.7-9.7; p<0.001), Infectious Disease (OR=7.0; 95%CI 6.4-7.8; p<0.001) and Nutrology (OR=6.9; 95%CI 5.6-8.4; p<0.001). Logistic regressions demonstrated that PCD patients followed by ≥3 specialties were associated with high risk for: number of appointments/patient (OR=9.2; 95%CI 8.0-10.5; p<0.001), day hospital clinic visits (OR=4.8; 95%CI 3.8-5.9; p<0.001), emergency department visits (OR=3.2; 95%CI 2.9-3.5; p<0.001), hospitalizations (OR=3.0; 95%CI 2.7-3.3; p<0.001), intensive care admissions (OR=2.5; 95%CI 2.1-3.0; p<0.001), and deaths (OR=2.8; 95%CI 1.9-4.0; p<0.001). The diagnosis of asthma, obesity, chronic pain, and transplant was significantly higher in patients followed by ≥3 specialties. Conclusions: The present study showed that PCD patients who required simultaneous care from multiple medical specialties had complex and severe diseases, with specific diagnoses.


RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar dados demográficos e características de crianças e adolescentes com doenças crônicas pediátricas, de acordo com o número de especialidades/paciente. Métodos: Realizou-se um estudo transversal com 16.237 pacientes com doenças crônicas pediátricas durante um ano. A análise foi feita em um sistema eletrônico, de acordo com número de consultas médicas para doenças crônicas pediátricas. Este estudo avaliou dados demográficos, características do seguimento, tipos de especialidades médicas, diagnóstico (10ª Revisão da Classificação Estatística Internacional de Doenças e Problemas Relacionados com a Saúde - CID-10), número de visitas e complicações agudas. Resultados: Os pacientes acompanhados por três ou mais especialidades simultaneamente tiveram seguimento de maior duração comparados com aqueles seguidos por ≤2 especialidades [2,1 (0,4-16,4) vs. 1,4 (0,1-16,2) anos; p<0,001], bem como maior número de consultas em todas as especialidades. As áreas médicas mais comuns em pacientes acompanhados por ≥3 especialidades foram: psiquiatria (Odds Ratio - OR=8,0; intervalo de confiança de 95% - IC95% 6-10,7; p<0,001); dor/cuidados paliativos (OR=7,4; IC95% 5,7-9,7; p<0,001); doenças infecciosas (OR=7,0; IC95% 6,4-7,8; p<0,001); nutrologia (OR=6,9; IC95% 5,6-8,4; p<0,001). As regressões logísticas mostraram que os pacientes com doenças crônicas pediátricas seguidos por ≥3 especialidades tinham alto risco para: maior número de consultas/paciente (OR=9,2; IC95% 8,0-10,5; p<0,001); atendimentos em hospital-dia (OR=4,8; 95%IC3,8-5,9; p<0,001); atendimentos em pronto-socorro (OR=3,2; IC95% 2,9-3,5; p<0,001); hospitalizações (OR=3,0; IC95%2,7-3,3; p<0,001); internação em terapia intensiva (OR=2,5; IC95% 2,1-3,0; p<0,001); óbitos (OR=2,8; IC95%1,9-4,0; p<0,001). Os diagnósticos de asma, obesidade, dor crônica, transplante e infecção do trato urinário foram mais frequentes nos pacientes seguidos por três ou mais especialidades. Conclusões: O presente estudo mostrou que pacientes com doenças crônicas pediátricas que necessitaram de múltiplas especialidades médicas simultaneamente apresentavam doenças complexas e graves, com diagnósticos específicos.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Young Adult , Chronic Disease/epidemiology , Aftercare/trends , Ambulatory Care/statistics & numerical data , Medicine/standards , Palliative Care/statistics & numerical data , Appointments and Schedules , Psychiatry/statistics & numerical data , Brazil/epidemiology , Communicable Diseases/epidemiology , Prevalence , Cross-Sectional Studies , Critical Care/statistics & numerical data , Death , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Pain Management/statistics & numerical data , Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data , Medicine/statistics & numerical data , Nutrition Disorders/epidemiology
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Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057219

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ABSTRACT Objective: To assess demographic data and characteristics of children and adolescents with pediatric chronic diseases (PCD), according to the number of specialties/patient. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study with 16,237 PCD patients at outpatient clinics in one year. Data were analyzed by an electronic data system, according to the number of physician appointments for PCD. This study assessed: demographic data, follow-up characteristics, types of medical specialty, diagnosis (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems - ICD-10), number of day hospital clinic visits, and acute complications. Results: Patients followed by ≥3 specialties simultaneously showed a significantly higher duration of follow-up compared to those followed by ≤2 specialties [2.1 (0.4-16.4) vs. 1.4 (0.1-16.2) years; p<0.001] and a higher number of appointments in all specialties. The most prevalent medical areas in patients followed by ≥3 specialties were: Psychiatry (Odds Ratio - OR=8.0; confidence interval of 95% - 95%CI 6-10.7; p<0.001), Palliative/Pain Care (OR=7.4; 95%CI 5.7-9.7; p<0.001), Infectious Disease (OR=7.0; 95%CI 6.4-7.8; p<0.001) and Nutrology (OR=6.9; 95%CI 5.6-8.4; p<0.001). Logistic regressions demonstrated that PCD patients followed by ≥3 specialties were associated with high risk for: number of appointments/patient (OR=9.2; 95%CI 8.0-10.5; p<0.001), day hospital clinic visits (OR=4.8; 95%CI 3.8-5.9; p<0.001), emergency department visits (OR=3.2; 95%CI 2.9-3.5; p<0.001), hospitalizations (OR=3.0; 95%CI 2.7-3.3; p<0.001), intensive care admissions (OR=2.5; 95%CI 2.1-3.0; p<0.001), and deaths (OR=2.8; 95%CI 1.9-4.0; p<0.001). The diagnosis of asthma, obesity, chronic pain, and transplant was significantly higher in patients followed by ≥3 specialties. Conclusions: The present study showed that PCD patients who required simultaneous care from multiple medical specialties had complex and severe diseases, with specific diagnoses.


RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar dados demográficos e características de crianças e adolescentes com doenças crônicas pediátricas, de acordo com o número de especialidades/paciente. Métodos: Realizou-se um estudo transversal com 16.237 pacientes com doenças crônicas pediátricas durante um ano. A análise foi feita em um sistema eletrônico, de acordo com número de consultas médicas para doenças crônicas pediátricas. Este estudo avaliou dados demográficos, características do seguimento, tipos de especialidades médicas, diagnóstico (10ª Revisão da Classificação Estatística Internacional de Doenças e Problemas Relacionados com a Saúde - CID-10), número de visitas e complicações agudas. Resultados: Os pacientes acompanhados por três ou mais especialidades simultaneamente tiveram seguimento de maior duração comparados com aqueles seguidos por ≤2 especialidades [2,1 (0,4-16,4) vs. 1,4 (0,1-16,2) anos; p<0,001], bem como maior número de consultas em todas as especialidades. As áreas médicas mais comuns em pacientes acompanhados por ≥3 especialidades foram: psiquiatria (Odds Ratio - OR=8,0; intervalo de confiança de 95% - IC95% 6-10,7; p<0,001); dor/cuidados paliativos (OR=7,4; IC95% 5,7-9,7; p<0,001); doenças infecciosas (OR=7,0; IC95% 6,4-7,8; p<0,001); nutrologia (OR=6,9; IC95% 5,6-8,4; p<0,001). As regressões logísticas mostraram que os pacientes com doenças crônicas pediátricas seguidos por ≥3 especialidades tinham alto risco para: maior número de consultas/paciente (OR=9,2; IC95% 8,0-10,5; p<0,001); atendimentos em hospital-dia (OR=4,8; 95%IC3,8-5,9; p<0,001); atendimentos em pronto-socorro (OR=3,2; IC95% 2,9-3,5; p<0,001); hospitalizações (OR=3,0; IC95%2,7-3,3; p<0,001); internação em terapia intensiva (OR=2,5; IC95% 2,1-3,0; p<0,001); óbitos (OR=2,8; IC95%1,9-4,0; p<0,001). Os diagnósticos de asma, obesidade, dor crônica, transplante e infecção do trato urinário foram mais frequentes nos pacientes seguidos por três ou mais especialidades. Conclusões: O presente estudo mostrou que pacientes com doenças crônicas pediátricas que necessitaram de múltiplas especialidades médicas simultaneamente apresentavam doenças complexas e graves, com diagnósticos específicos.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Young Adult , Chronic Disease/epidemiology , Aftercare/trends , Ambulatory Care/statistics & numerical data , Medicine/standards , Palliative Care/statistics & numerical data , Appointments and Schedules , Psychiatry/statistics & numerical data , Brazil/epidemiology , Communicable Diseases/epidemiology , Prevalence , Cross-Sectional Studies , Critical Care/statistics & numerical data , Death , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Pain Management/statistics & numerical data , Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data , Medicine/statistics & numerical data , Nutrition Disorders/epidemiology
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Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057217

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ABSTRACT Objective: To describe the profile of children and adolescents admitted for exogenous unintentional poisoning in the emergency room and analyze factors associated with subsequent in-hospital admissions. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study based on hospital records of all subjects up to 19 years-old admitted in 2013 at a specialized toxicology service on a major public emergency hospital due to unintentional intoxication (as reported). Accidents with poisonous animals and insects were excluded. Percentages and frequencies were calculated for the qualitative variables, and measures of central tendency and dispersion for the continuous quantitative variables. Multivariate analysis was performed using binary logistic regression to identify variables associated with subsequent in-hospital admissions. Results: In 2013, 353 cases were reported. Poisonings were more frequent in children 0-4 years-old (72.5%) and in boys (55%). The vast majority was of dwellers of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (83%), and 90% of the accidental poisonings occurred at home. 82.7% of the poisonings occurred by oral ingestion, especially of medicinal (36.5%) and cleaning products (29.4% of all poisonings). Only 12.2% of the cases resulted in hospitalization, and only one resulted in death. Residing outside Belo Horizonte (OR=5.20 [95%CI 2.37-11.44]) and poisoning by two or more products (OR=4.29 [95%CI 1.33-13.82]) were considered risk factors for hospitalization. Conclusions: Accidental poisonings occurred most frequently by ingestion of household medications and cleaning products, especially among children under 4 years-old. Preventive strategies should be primarily directed for this prevalent profile.


RESUMO Objetivo: Descrever o perfil dos atendimentos de crianças e adolescentes vítimas de intoxicações exógenas acidentais e os fatores associados às internações hospitalares. Métodos: Foi realizado um estudo transversal com base na revisão dos registros de todas as intoxicações acidentais de indivíduos com até 19 anos de idade, atendidos no setor de toxicologia de um hospital público de referência em 2013, excluídos os acidentes com animais peçonhentos e insetos. A intencionalidade da intoxicação foi baseada nos relatos. Foram calculadas percentagens e frequências para as variáveis qualitativas, e medidas de tendência central e de dispersão das variáveis quantitativas contínuas. Foi realizada análise múltipla, utilizando regressão logística binária para identificar as variáveis associadas à internação hospitalar das vítimas atendidas. Resultados: Em 2013, foram identificados 353 atendimentos em crianças e adolescentes. A faixa etária mais prevalente foi a de zero a quatro anos (72,5%), e predominaram indivíduos do sexo masculino (55%). A maioria dos atendimentos foi de pacientes residentes na região metropolitana (83%). Noventa por cento das intoxicações ocorreram nos domicílios; 82,7% se deram pela via oral, especialmente por medicamentos (36,5%) e produtos de limpeza (29,4% de todas as intoxicações). Resultaram em internações 12,2% dos casos, ocorrendo um único óbito. As variáveis associadas à internação foram: residir fora do município sede (razão de chances [OR]=5,20; intervalo de confiança de 95% [IC95%] 2,37-11,44) e o envolvimento de mais do que uma substância na intoxicação (OR=4,29; IC95% 1,33-13,82). Conclusões: O ambiente doméstico é o principal local em que ocorrem as intoxicações em crianças e adolescentes, especialmente por ingestão de medicamentos e produtos de limpeza e abaixo de quatro anos de idade. Esses achados justificam a priorização de ações preventivas direcionadas para esse perfil de acidentes.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Young Adult , Poisoning/epidemiology , Eating/physiology , Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data , Household Products/toxicity , Poisoning/diagnosis , Toxicology/standards , Brazil/epidemiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Risk Factors , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Hospitalization/trends
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880308

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BACKGROUND@#The Rugby World Cup (RWC) is one of the biggest international mega sports events in the world. This study was conducted to identify and evaluate the volume, nature, and severity of spectator medical care in the stadiums of 12 venues across Japan during RWC 2019.@*METHOD@#This was a retrospective review of medical records from spectator medical rooms of 45 official matches of RWC 2019 between September 20 and November 2, 2019. All patients in the stadium who visited the spectator medical room and were transferred to a hospital were included. The wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) value at the kick-off time of each match, the number of visits to the spectator medical room, and the number of transfers to a hospital were reviewed and analyzed. The patient presentation rate (PPR) was calculated per 10,000 attendees. Severity categories were defined as mild or severe. Mild cases were considered non-life threatening requiring minimal medical intervention, and severe cases required transport to a hospital.@*RESULT@#The total number of visits to the spectator medical room was 449 with a PPR of 2.63. Most cases (91.5%) were mild in severity. The PPR was significantly higher for the matches held with a WBGT over 25 °C than for the matches under 21 °C (PPR 4.27 vs 2.04, p = 0.04). Thirty-eight cases were transferred to a hospital by ambulance; the PPR was 0.22. The most common reasons for transfer to the hospital were heat illness and fracture/dislocation, at a rate of 15.8% each. The incidence rate of cardiopulmonary arrest per 10,000 attendees was 0.0059 during RWC 2019.@*CONCLUSION@#Preparation and provision of appropriate medical service for spectators is a key factor for mass-gathering events. During RWC 2019, the majority (91.5%) of patients who sought medical attention did so for minor complaints, which were easily assessed and managed. On the other hand, a higher WBGT situation contributes significantly to an increased PPR ( 25, 2.04 versus 4.27, p = 0.04). Careful medical preparation, management, and development of public education programs for higher WBGT situations will be required in the future for similar international mega sports events.


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Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Ambulatory Care/statistics & numerical data , Anniversaries and Special Events , Child , Child, Preschool , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Female , Football , Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data , Humans , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Japan , Male , Mass Behavior , Middle Aged , Retrospective Studies , Young Adult
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Rev. chil. pediatr ; 90(6): 624-631, dic. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058193

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El objetivo de este trabajo es describir factores de riesgo de reconsulta en pacientes con diagnóstico de gastroenteritis aguda, identificables en su primera visita a Urgencias. PACIENTES Y MÉTODO: Estudio casos-control, incluye pacientes entre 0-16 años que consultan en Urgencias de un hospital terciario durante 4 años. Se define caso el episodio de Urgencias con diagnóstico de gastroenteritis que reconsulta durante las 72 h posteriores. Se seleccionó un control por cada caso, siendo este el primer paciente que consultó tras cada caso con el mismo diagnóstico y que no reconsultó posteriormente. Se estudiaron variables epidemiológicas, clínicas e intervenciones diagnóstico-terapéuticas llevadas a cabo durante la primera visita, realizándose análisis uni y multivariable del riesgo de reconsulta utilizando modelos de regresión logística. RESULTADOS: Los diagnósticos de gastroenteritis supusieron el 5,3% de todas las visitas a urgencias. 745 pacientes (6,2%) reconsultaron en las siguientes 72 h. En el análisis multivariado se encontró asociación entre la reconsulta con cada año de aumento de edad (OR 0,94; IC 95%: 0,91-0,97), ausencia de vacunación de rotavirus (OR 1,47; IC 95%: 1,11-1,95), no valoración previa en atención primaria (OR 1,55; IC 95%: 1,09-2,19), mayor número de deposiciones en las últimas 24 h (OR 1,06; IC 95% 1,02-1,10) y recogida de coprocultivo en Urgencias (OR 1,54; IC 95%: 1,05-2,24). CONCLUSIONES: Los pacientes de menor edad con elevada frecuencia de deposiciones son especialmente susceptibles de volver a consultar en los servicios de Urgencias. La vacunación frente a rotavirus podría disminuir las reconsultas. Ninguna de las actuaciones diagnóstico-terapéuticas realizadas parece disminuir el número de revisitas a Urgencias.


INTRODUCTION: The objective of this work is to describe risk factors for reconsultation in patients with an acute gastroenteritis diagnosis, identifiable in their first visit to the Emergency Department. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Case-control study, including patients aged between 0-16 years who consulted in the Emer gency Department (ED) of a tertiary hospital for 4 years. The case is defined as the episode with a gastroenteritis diagnosis that reconsulted within 72 hours. A control was selected for each case, which was the first patient to consult after each case with the same diagnosis and not reconsulted later. Epidemiological and clinical variables, and diagnostic-therapeutic interventions carried out during the first visit were studied. Univariate and multivariate analyses of the reconsultation risk were per formed using logistic regression models. RESULTS: Gastroenteritis diagnoses accounted for 5.3% of all ED visits. 745 patients (6.2%) reconsulted within 72 hours. Multivariate analysis found association between reconsultation with each year of increasing age (OR 0.94, 95% CI 0.91-0.97), absence of rotavirus vaccination (OR 1.47, 95% CI: 1.11-1.95), no prior assessment in primary care (OR 1.55, 95% CI 1.09-2.19), increased stool output in the last 24 hours (OR 1.06, 95% CI 1.02-1.10), and stool collection in the ED (OR 1.54, 95% CI 1.05-2.24). CONCLUSIONS: Younger patients with an increased stool output are especially susceptible to return to the ED for consultation. Rotavirus vaccination could reduce reconsultation. None of the diagnostic-therapeutic actions carried out seems to reduce the number of visits to the ED.


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Humans , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Gastroenteritis/epidemiology , Health Services Needs and Demand/statistics & numerical data , Case-Control Studies , Acute Disease , Regression Analysis , Risk Factors , Retreatment/statistics & numerical data , Gastroenteritis/diagnosis , Gastroenteritis/therapy
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 65(12): 1476-1481, Dec. 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057086

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE Exploring the use of forecasting models and simulation tools to estimate demand and reduce the waiting time of patients in Emergency Departments (EDs). METHODS The analysis was based on data collected in May 2013 in the ED of Recanto das Emas, Federal District, Brasil, which uses a Manchester Triage System. A total of 100 consecutive patients were included: 70 yellow (70%) and 30 green (30%). Flow patterns, observed waiting time, and inter-arrival times of patients were collected. Process maps, demand, and capacity data were used to build a simulation, which was calibrated against the observed flow times. What-if analysis was conducted to reduce waiting times. RESULTS Green and yellow patient arrival-time patterns were similar, but inter-arrival times were 5 and 38 minutes, respectively. Wait-time was 14 minutes for yellow patients, and 4 hours for green patients. The physician staff comprised four doctors per shift. A simulation predicted that allocating one more doctor per shift would reduce wait-time to 2.5 hours for green patients, with a small impact in yellow patients' wait-time. Maintaining four doctors and allocating one doctor exclusively for green patients would reduce the waiting time to 1.5 hours for green patients and increase it in 15 minutes for yellow patients. The best simulation scenario employed five doctors per shift, with two doctors exclusively for green patients. CONCLUSION Waiting times can be reduced by balancing the allocation of doctors to green and yellow patients and matching the availability of doctors to forecasted demand patterns. Simulations of EDs' can be used to generate and test solutions to decrease overcrowding.


RESUMO OBJETIVO Explorar o uso de modelos de previsão e ferramentas de simulação para estimar a demanda e reduzir o tempo de espera dos pacientes em Departamentos de Emergência (DE). METODOLOGIA A análise foi baseada em dados coletados em maio de 2013, no DE do Recanto das Emas, Distrito Federal, Brasil, que utiliza o Protocolo de Manchester como sistema de triagem. Um total de 100 pacientes consecutivos foram incluídos: 70 amarelos (70%) e 30 verdes (30%). Padrões de fluxo, tempo de espera observado e tempos entre as chegadas dos pacientes foram registrados. Mapas de processo, demanda e dados de capacidade foram utilizados na construção de uma simulação que foi calibrada de acordo com o fluxo observado. Uma análise do tipo "e se..." foi conduzida para reduzir os tempos de espera. RESULTADOS Os padrões de tempo de chegada para pacientes verdes e amarelos foram semelhantes, mas os tempos entre chegadas foram 5 e 38 minutos, respectivamente. O tempo de espera foi de 14 minutos para pacientes amarelos e 4 horas para pacientes verdes. A equipe médica era composta por quatro médicos por turno. Uma simulação previu que a inclusão de mais um médico por turno reduziria o tempo de espera para 2,5 horas para pacientes verdes, com um impacto pequeno no tempo de espera dos pacientes amarelos. A manutenção de quatro médicos e a inclusão de um médico exclusivamente para pacientes verdes reduziria o tempo de espera para 1,5 horas para pacientes verdes e aumentaria em 15 minutos para os pacientes amarelos. O melhor cenário simulado utilizou cinco médicos por plantão, com dois médicos exclusivos para pacientes verdes. CONCLUSÃO Os tempos de espera podem ser reduzidos equilibrando a distribuição de médicos para pacientes verdes e amarelos e relacionando a disponibilidade dos médicos aos padrões de demanda previstos. Simulações de DE podem ser utilizadas para gerar e testar soluções para diminuir a superlotação.


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Humans , Computer Simulation , Crowding , Waiting Lists , Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data , Models, Theoretical , Time Factors , Algorithms , Brazil , Pilot Projects , Reproducibility of Results , Forecasting , Nursing Assessment/methods
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