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  • Global Forum on Quality Assurance in CE/CPD: Assuring Quality across Boundaries. [Review]
    Pharmacy (Basel). 2020 Jul 09; 8(3)Baumgartner J, Bradley C, … Whetstone A
  • As a result of the globalization of access and provision of continuing education and continuing professional development (CE/CPD), the national CE/CPD accreditation organizations of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States formed the Global Forum on Quality Assurance of Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development (GFQACE) to investig…
  • First results of a national external quality assessment scheme for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences. [Journal Article]
    J Clin Virol. 2020 Jul 06; 129:104537.Görzer I, Buchta C, … Aberle SW
  • CONCLUSIONS: A total of 52 laboratories participated, contributing results from 67 test panels comprising 42 distinct combinations of NA extraction and PCR reagents. By testing 3 positive (CT values: S1, 28.4; S2, 33.6; S3, 38.5) and 1 negative sample, no false-positive results were obtained by any of the laboratories. Otherwise, 40/67 tests (60 %) detected all positive samples correctly as positive, but 25/67 tests (37 %) did not detect the weakest positive sample (S3), and 3 % reported S2 and S3 as false-negative. Improvement in test sensitivity by focusing on NA extraction and/or PCR-based detection is recommended.
  • Internal quality control samples for hair testing. [Journal Article]
    J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2020 Jul 06; 188:113459.Nielsen MKK, Johansen SS
  • For quality assurance, soaked quality hair samples can serve as good substitutes for the detection of chronic drug use and single-dose intake in the hair testing of multi-analytes when authentic hair samples containing the relevant substances are not available as reference material. In this study, we investigated the soaking technique for 29 common pharmaceuticals and drugs of abuse by exposing d…
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Project for Suspected Appendicitis. [Journal Article]
    Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 May-Jun; 5(3):e290.AlFraih Y, Robinson T, … Flageole H
  • CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of a standardized, evidence-based, appendicitis care pathway has the potential to improve quality of care by reducing negative appendectomies, unnecessary computed tomography scans, and unnecessary hospital admissions. The participation of the emergency and diagnostic imaging departments is critical to the successful implementation of this quality improvement measure. This simple, effective model can be easily implemented at other centers to improve the care of children.
  • Feasibility of quasi-prompt PET-based range verification in proton therapy. [Journal Article]
    Phys Med Biol. 2020 Jul 10 [Online ahead of print]Ozoemelam IS, van der Graaf ER, … Dendooven P
  • Compared to photon therapy, proton therapy allows a better conformation of the dose to the tumour volume with reduced radiation dose to co-irradiated tissues. Invivoverification techniques including Positron Emission Tomography (PET) have been proposed as quality assurance tools to mitigate proton range uncertainties. Detection of differences between planned and actual dose delivery on a short ti…
  • Incorporating Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding-related Courses in the PharmD Curricula. [Journal Article]
    Int J Pharm Compd. 2020 Jul-Aug; 24(4):322-326.Hossain MF, Levesque D, … Rashid M
  • The art and the skill set of compounding fulfill the important need of tailor-made pharmaceuticals for use by both institutions and individual  patients. Over the last 20 years, there have been more than 200 adverse events involving compounded products; infections, poisonings, contaminations, and dosing inaccuracies have been problematic. The probability of a correlation between the lack of insti…
  • Diagnosing atmospheric communication of a sealed monitor chamber. [Journal Article]
    J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2020 Jul 10 [Online ahead of print]McCaw TJ, Barraclough BA, … Labby ZE
  • Daily output variations of up to ±2% were observed for a protracted time on a Varian TrueBeam® STx; these output variations were hypothesized to be the result of atmospheric communication of the sealed monitor chamber. Daily changes in output relative to baseline, measured with an ionization chamber array (DQA3) and the amorphous silicon flat panel detector (IDU) on the TrueBeam®, were compared w…
  • How can we partner with electronic health record vendors on the complex journey to safer health care? [Journal Article]
    J Healthc Risk Manag. 2020 Jul 09 [Online ahead of print]Sittig DF, Ash JS, … Singh H
  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released the Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guides in 2014. Our group developed these guides covering key facets of both electronic health record (EHR) infrastructure (eg, system configuration, contingency planning for downtime, and system-to-system interfaces) and clinical processes (eg, computer-based …
  • The report of the use of patient-derived xenograft models in the development of anticancer drugs in Japan. [Journal Article]
    Cancer Sci. 2020 Jul 08 [Online ahead of print]Tsumura R, Koga Y, … Ochiai A
  • Cell line-derived xenograft (CDX) models created by implanting cancer cell lines into immunodeficient mice have been largely contributed to develop cancer drug therapies. However, cell lines often lose their original biological characteristics through many passages and cancer tissues in CDX models have many cancer cells and few cancer stromal cells, therefore, CDX models are currently considered …
  • The European response to the WHO call to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem. [Journal Article]
    Int J Cancer. 2020 Jul 07 [Online ahead of print]Arbyn M, Gultekin M, … Weiderpass E
  • The age-standardised incidence of cervical cancer in Europe varies widely (between 3 and 25/100000 women-years) in 2018. HPV vaccine coverage is low in countries with the highest incidence and screening performance is heterogeneous among European countries. A broad group of delegates of scientific professional societies and cancer organisations endorse the principles of the WHO call to eliminate …
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