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See detailRetrospective medical record evaluation: reliability in assessing causation, preventability, and disability of adverse events.
Verelst, Sandra; JACQUES, Jessica ULg; Van den Heede, Koen et al

in International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance (2012), 25(8), 649-62

PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to assess the reliability of an in-depth analysis on causation, preventability, and disability by two separate review teams on five selected adverse events in acute ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to assess the reliability of an in-depth analysis on causation, preventability, and disability by two separate review teams on five selected adverse events in acute hospitals: pressure ulcer, postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, postoperative sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia and postoperative wound infection. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: The analysis uses a retrospective medical record review of 1,515 patient records by two independent teams in eight acute Belgian hospitals for the year 2005. The Mann-Whitney U-test is used to identify significant differences between the two review teams regarding occurrence of adverse events as well as regarding the degree of causation, preventability, and disability of found adverse events. FINDINGS: Team 1 stated a high probability for health care management causation in 95.5 per cent of adverse events in contrast to 38.9 per cent by Team 2. Likewise, high preventability was considered in 83.1 per cent of cases by Team 1 versus 51.7 per cent by Team 2. Significant differences in degree of disability between the two teams were also found for pressure ulcers, postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis and postoperative wound infection, but not for postoperative sepsis and ventilator-associated pneumonia. ORIGINALITY/VALUE: New insight on the degree of and reasons for the huge differences in adverse event evaluation is provided. [less ▲]

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See detailESC Guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation.
Steg, Ph Gabriel; James, Stefan K.; Atar, Dan et al

in European Heart Journal (2012), 33(20), 2569-619

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See detailEstimating afterload, systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary vascular resistance in an intensive care setting
Stevenson, D; Revie, J.; Chase, JG et al

in Proceedings of BMS2012 (2012)

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See detailCardiovascular modelling and the Intensive Care Unit clinician
Desaive, Thomas ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Proceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailModel-based Monitoring of Septic Shock Treated with Large-Pore Hemofiltration Therapy
Revie; Stevenson, D; Chase, JG et al

in Proceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailAnalysis of Aortic Energetics from Pulse Wave Examination in a Porcine Study of Septic Shock
Revie, JA; Stevenson, D; Chase, JG et al

in Prceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailEssential messages from the ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization.
Kolh, Philippe ULg; Wijns, William

in European Journal of Cardio - Thoracic Surgery (2012), 41(5), 983-5

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See detailInvited commentary.
Kolh, Philippe ULg

in Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2012), 93(2), 522

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See detailEACTS guidelines for the use of patient safety checklists.
Clark, SC; Dunning, J; Alfieri, OR et al

in European Journal of Cardio - Thoracic Surgery (2012), 41(5), 993-1004

The Safety Checklist concept has been an integral part of many industries that face high-complexity tasks for many decades and in industries such as aviation and engineering checklists have evolved from ... [more ▼]

The Safety Checklist concept has been an integral part of many industries that face high-complexity tasks for many decades and in industries such as aviation and engineering checklists have evolved from their very inception. Investigations of the causes of surgical deaths around the world have repeatedly pointed to medical errors that could be prevented as an important cause of death and disability. As a result, the World Health Organisation developed and evaluated a three-stage surgical checklist in 2007 demonstrating that complications were significantly reduced, including surgical infection rates and even mortality. Together with the results from other large cohort studies into the utility of the surgical checklist, many countries have fully implemented the use of surgical checklists into routine practice. A key factor in the successful implementation of a surgical checklist is engagement of the staff implementing the checklist. In surgical specialties such as our own it was quickly seen that there were many important omissions in the generic checklist that did not cover issues particular to our specialty, and thus the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery embarked on a process to create a version of the checklist that might be more appropriate and specific to cardiothoracic surgery, including checks on preparations for excessive bleeding, perfusion arrangements and ICU preparations, for example. The guideline presented here summarizes the evidence for the surgical checklist and also goes through in detail the changes recommended for our specialty. [less ▲]

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See detailAcute coronary syndromes: considerations for improved acceptance and implementation of management guidelines.
Van de Werf, Frans; Ardissino, Diego; Bueno, Hector et al

in Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy (2012), 10(4), 489-503

The management of acute coronary syndrome in Europe is covered by various European Society of Cardiology guidelines, which although valuable, are complex and may not always provide clear guidance in ... [more ▼]

The management of acute coronary syndrome in Europe is covered by various European Society of Cardiology guidelines, which although valuable, are complex and may not always provide clear guidance in everyday clinical practice. Consequently, implementation of the guideline recommendations is frequently suboptimal. To complicate matters further, a wealth of new data from large trials examining novel anti-thrombotic agents will become or are already available, necessitating guideline updates. This article summarizes the gaps between current guideline-recommended treatment of acute coronary syndrome and daily practice as dictated by the evidence base, including recent trials. Reasons for the suboptimal implementation of the current European Society of Cardiology guidelines and possible solutions to making these more practice oriented are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural model of the mitral valve included in a cardiovascular closed loop model
Paeme, Sabine ULg; Moorhead, Kate; Chase, J. Geoffrey et al

Poster (2011, December)

A minimal cardiovascular system (CVS) model including mitral valve dynamics has been previously validated in silico. However parameters of this model are difficult to link with structural and anatomical ... [more ▼]

A minimal cardiovascular system (CVS) model including mitral valve dynamics has been previously validated in silico. However parameters of this model are difficult to link with structural and anatomical components of the valve. This research describes the integration of a structural model of the mitral valve in an existing closed-loop cardiovascular system (CVS) model [less ▲]

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See detailMathematical multi-scale model of the cardiovascular system including mitral valve dynamics. Application to ischemic mitral insufficiency
Paeme, Sabine ULg; Moorhead, Katherine; Chase, J. Geoffrey et al

in BioMedical Engineering OnLine (2011), 10(1), 86

Valve dysfunction is a common cardiovascular pathology. Despite significant clinical research, there is little formal study of how valve dysfunction affects overall circulatory dynamics. Validated models ... [more ▼]

Valve dysfunction is a common cardiovascular pathology. Despite significant clinical research, there is little formal study of how valve dysfunction affects overall circulatory dynamics. Validated models would offer the ability to better understand these dynamics and thus optimize diagnosis, as well as surgical and other interventions. A cardiovascular and circulatory system (CVS) model has already been validated in silico, and in several animal model studies. It accounts for valve dynamics using Heaviside functions to simulate a physiologically accurate “open on pressure, close on flow” law. However, it does not consider real-time valve opening dynamics and therefore does not fully capture valve dysfunction, particularly where the dysfunction involves partial closure. This research describes an updated version of this previous closed-loop CVS model that includes the progressive opening of the mitral valve, and is defined over the full cardiac cycle. Simulations of the cardiovascular system with healthy mitral valve are performed, and, the global hemodynamic behaviour is studied compared with previously validated results. The error between resulting pressure-volume (PV) loops of already validated CVS model and the new CVS model that includes the progressive opening of the mitral valve is assessed and remains within typical measurement error and variability. Simulations of ischemic mitral insufficiency are also performed. Pressure-Volume loops, transmitral flow evolution and mitral valve aperture area evolution follow reported measurements in shape, amplitude and trends. The resulting cardiovascular system model including mitral valve dynamics provides a foundation for clinical validation and the study of valvular dysfunction in vivo. The overall models and results could readily be generalised to other cardiac valves. [less ▲]

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See detailMinimal cardiovascular system model including a physiological description of progressive mitral valve orifice dynamics for studying valve dysfunction
Paeme, Sabine ULg; Moorhead, Katerine; Chase, J. Geoffrey et al

in XXIIIrd congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, July 3-7, 2011 (2011, July)

This research presents a new closed-loop cardiovascular system model including a description of the progressive opening and closing dynamic of the mitral valve. Furthermore, this model includes a ... [more ▼]

This research presents a new closed-loop cardiovascular system model including a description of the progressive opening and closing dynamic of the mitral valve. Furthermore, this model includes a mathematical description of the left atrium. This new CVS model enables the study of valve dysfunction in the appropriate clinical context of the overall cardiac and circulatory hemodynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailPatient out-of-pocket contributions related to hip fracture hospital costs in Belgium
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Gathon, Henry-Jean ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2011, March), 22(Suppl.1), 333

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See detailPulmonary embolism diagnostics from the driver function
Stevenson, DJ; Revie; Chase, JG et al

in Critical Care (2011), 15 (Suppl 1)

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