journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Internal Medicine Journal

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195682/access-to-palliative-care-services-during-the-terminal-hospital-episode-reduces-intervention-rates-and-hospital-costs-a-database-study-of-19707-elderly-patients-dying-in-hospital-2011-2015
#1
Anthony W Ireland
BACKGROUND: The burden of healthcare costs for persons approaching death is of increasing concern. This study examines cost savings associated with access to palliative care (PC) during the hospital episode ending in death for a large sample of elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of administrative data for Department of Veterans' Affairs clients identified patient demographics, hospital characteristics, utilisation data and component costs for the hospital terminal episode for patients aged ≥ 70 years who died in hospital between July 2011 and June 2015...
February 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195680/disparities-in-the-incidence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-long-term-trends-from-the-hunter-region
#2
Allan J Davies, Crystal Naudin, Mohammed Al Omari, Arshad Khan, Chris Oldmeadow, Mark Jones, Bruce Bastian, Rohan Bhagwandeen, Peter Fletcher, James Leitch, Andrew Boyle
BACKGROUND: Trends in the incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) provide important information for health care providers and can allow for accurate planning of future health needs and targeted interventions in areas with an excess burden of cardiovascular disease AIMS: To investigate the regional variations in AMI incidence in the Hunter region METHODS: Incident cases of AMI identified between 1996 and 2013 from the Hunter New England Health Cardiac and Stroke Outcomes Unit were prospectively collected for this study...
February 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195385/practical-approaches-to-commencing-device-assisted-therapies-for-parkinson-s-disease-in-australia
#3
REVIEW
D R Williams, A H Evans, V S C Fung, M Hayes, R Iansek, T Kimber, J D O'Sullivan, C M Sue
BACKGROUND: In Australia 1% of individuals aged over 50 years have Parkinson's disease (PD). AIMS: Guidance for commencing device-assisted therapies (DATs) for PD in Australia was developed based on a review of European recommendations and their relevance to the local clinical setting. METHODS: An online survey and teleconference discussions were held by a group of eight local movement disorder experts to develop consensus. RESULTS: Referral to a movement disorder specialist and consideration of DAT is appropriate when motor fluctuations cause disability or reduced quality of life, response to treatment is inconsistent or motor fluctuations and dyskinesias require frequent treatment adjustment without apparent benefit and levodopa is required four or more times daily...
February 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150371/venous-thromboembolism-management-practices-and-knowledge-of-guidelines-a-survey-of-australian-haematologists-and-respiratory-physicians
#4
Rory Wallace, Mary-Ann Anderson, Katharine See, Ms Alexandra Gorelik, A/Prof Louis Irving, Renee Manser
BACKGROUND: Current international clinical practice guidelines do not adequately address all clinical scenarios in the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and no comprehensive Australian guidelines exist. We aimed to identify areas of uncertainty in VTE management and whether self-reported practice is consistent with guidelines. METHODS: We conducted an Australian cross-sectional online survey consisting of 53 questions to investigate doctors' VTE management practices...
February 2, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145084/an-exploratory-study-into-the-unmet-supportive-needs-of-people-diagnosed-with-cirrhosis-in-queensland-australia
#5
Patricia C Valery, Paul J Clark, Steven M McPhail, Tony Rahman, Kelly Hayward, Jennifer Martin, Leigh Horsfall, Michael L Volk, Richard Skoien, E Powell
BACKGROUND: Many patients with cirrhosis follow complex medication and dietary regimens and those with decompensated cirrhosis suffer debilitating complications. These factors impact on activities of daily living and quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To explore the concerns and challenges of people with cirrhosis and their use of support services. Also, to describe health professionals' (HP) perspectives of patients' concerns. METHODS: Cross-sectional study at a tertiary liver clinic involving 50 patients and 54 HPs...
February 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145054/longterm-adherence-to-apomorphine-infusion-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-10-year-observational-study
#6
Thomas Edmund Kimber, Jing Fang, Lynda Jane Huddy, Philip Douglas Thompson
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) commonly experience motor fluctuations and dyskinesias in response to oral dopaminergic medications. Affected patients may benefit from a device-assisted therapy, such as medication infusion or deep brain stimulation surgery. This is the first Australian study of the long term adherence to apomorphine infusion (AI) in patients with PD. AIM: to assess the adherence to AI in patients with PD in a single centre over a 10 year period and, in patients who discontinued AI, the reasons for discontinuation...
February 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145049/heart-disease-in-east-timor-cross-sectional-analysis-of-474-patients-attending-timor-leste-s-first-cardiology-service
#7
Elizabeth D Paratz, Noel Bayley
BACKGROUND: East Timor is a developing country and close neighbour of Australia. The prevalence of cardiac disease is unknown. AIMS: To describe the prevalence and patterns of cardiac disease in patients attending the first cardiology service of Timor-Leste. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective analysis was performed of demographic and clinical data of 474 unique patients referred to outpatient cardiology clinics conducted in East Timor from 2003-2016...
February 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145035/the-epidemiology-of-long-stay-patients-in-a-university-teaching-hospital
#8
Kim O'Sullivan, Johan Martensson, Raymond Robbins, K J Farley, Doug Johnson, Daryl Jones
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to acute care hospitals may have multiple co-morbidities, and a small proportion may stay a protracted period. AIMS: To assess the proportion of hospital patients who are long stay (≥14 days), evaluate associations with baseline variables and subsequent in-patient morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of patients aged ≥ 18 years staying in hospital for at least 24 hr between 1-7-2013 and 30-6-2014...
February 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105778/psychosocial-screening-and-management-of-young-people-aged-18-25-years-with-diabetes
#9
Helen d'Emden, Brett McDermott, Neisha D'Silva, Tom Dover, Tatjana Ewais, Kristen Gibbons, Trisha O'Moore-Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Routine psychosocial screening and management of people with diabetes is recommended. AIMS: To profile demographic, medical and psychosocial characteristics of young people with diabetes, and to develop a screening tool and care pathway for routine use. METHODS: Indices of diabetes control and recorded diabetes complications were complimented by psychosocial screening tools assessing psychological, diabetes specific, and perceived stress (K10, PAID, PSS), well-being (WHO-5), disordered eating ((EDI-3RC), compensatory behaviour questionnaire, social support (MSPSS), resilience (CD-2) and financial concerns...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105777/lung-cancer-and-socio-economic-status-inextricably-linked-to-place-of-residence
#10
E J Denton, D Hart, P A Russell, G Wright, M Conron
BACKGROUND: The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and lung cancer is internationally established but in Australia this relationship remains ill defined. AIMS: To examine the association between SES, place of residence and lung cancer outcomes in a large Australian cohort. METHODS: 2369 consecutive lung cancer patients managed by St Vincent's Hospital lung multidisciplinary meeting between 2001-2014 were included. Postcode data stratified participants by Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas, a validated measure of SES, and by geographical location, an important socioeconomic factor in Australia...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105763/triggering-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-by-respiratory-infection
#11
Lorcan Ruane, Thomas Buckley, Soon Y Soo Hoo, Peter S Hansen, Catherine McCormack, Elizabeth Shaw, Judith Fethney, Geoffrey H Tofler
BACKGROUND: Respiratory infection has been associated with an increased short term risk of myocardial infarction (MI). However, previous studies have predominantly been conducted without angiographic confirmation of MI. The possibility can therefore not be excluded that raised troponin levels or electrocardiogram abnormalities that may be seen with respiratory infections are due to non-ischaemic causes. AIMS: To investigate the association between respiratory infection and angiographically confirmed MI...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105750/development-of-a-peer-review-framework-for-cancer-multi-disciplinary-meetings
#12
Claire E Johnson, Neli Slavova-Azmanova, Christobel Saunders
BACKGROUND: There is no mechanism in place for monitoring or quality improvement of cancer multidisciplinary meetings (MDMs) in Australia. OBJECTIVE: To develop a peer review process for quality improvement of MDMs. METHODS: This project involved three phases: 1) development of a draft peer review framework, supporting documents and peer review process; 2) consultation with key stakeholders; 3) refinement of the framework, documents and processes following a pilot study with three MDMs...
January 20, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101916/perceptions-of-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-a-national-survey-of-australian-medical-oncologists
#13
Christos S Karapetis, Lisa Guccione, Martin Hn Tattersall, Helen Gooden, Claire M Vajdic, Sylvie Lambert, Monica Robotin, Linda Mileshkin, Penelope Schofield
INTRODUCTION: Despite being the 6(th) cause of cancer death in Australia, cancer of unknown primary (CUP) site remains poorly understood. AIMS: To describe practices relating to the diagnosis, investigation, classification, communication and management of CUP amongst medical oncologists. METHODS: We invited all members of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia to participate in a national, anonymous online survey about CUP. The survey collected data regarding diagnosis acceptance, diagnostic tests, treatment protocols and communication practices around the diagnosis of CUP...
January 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101910/a-practical-approach-to-vaccination-of-patients-with-autoimmune-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-in-australia
#14
REVIEW
Peter Kk Wong, Hanish Bagga, Claire Barrett, Paddy Hanrahan, Doug Johnson, Amel Katrib, Karin Leder, Mona Marabani, Peta Pentony, John Riordan, Ray White, Laurel Young
Autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD) such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are often complicated by infection, which results in significant morbidity and mortality. The increased risk of infection is probably due to a combination of immunosuppressive effects of the AIIRD, comorbidities, and the use of immunosuppressive conventional synthetic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) and more recently, targeted synthetic DMARDS and biologic DMARDS which block specific pro-inflammatory enzymes, cytokines or cell types...
January 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101900/bronchial-thermoplasty-in-severe-asthma-in-australia
#15
David Langton, Joy Sha, Alvin Ing, David Fielding, Erica Wood
BACKGROUND: Bronchial thermoplasty is an approved bronchoscopic intervention for the treatment of severe asthma. However, limited published experience exists outside of clinical trials regarding patient selection and outcomes achieved. Aims To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of bronchial thermoplasty in patients with severe asthma encountered in clinical practice. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the first 'real world' data from Australia. The following outcomes were measured prior to, and 6 months following bronchial thermoplasty: Spirometry, Asthma Control Questionnaire-5 (ACQ-5) score, reliever and preventer medication use, and exacerbation history...
January 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019080/breast-and-ovarian-cancer-referrals-to-the-act-genetic-service-are-we-meeting-guidelines
#16
Lucy Aitken, Linda Warwick, Alison Davis
BACKGROUND: The ACT Genetic Service at The Canberra Hospital evaluates the genetic risk of individuals for inherited diseases, and provides counselling and genetic testing where appropriate. AIMS: To evaluate the current referral practice for patients with a personal and/or family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, and to assess whether these referrals are made according to eviQ cancer referral guidelines. METHODS: A retrospective clinical audit of patients seen by the ACT Genetic Service for evaluation of genetic risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer between 1(st) January 2013 and 30(th) June 2015...
December 26, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019068/using-iron-studies-to-predict-hfe-mutations-in-new-zealand-implications-for-laboratory-testing
#17
Rebecca O'Toole, Kenneth Romeril, Collette Bromhead
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HH) is not straightforward since symptoms are often absent or non-specific. Biochemical markers of iron-overloading, may be affected by other conditions. This study measured the correlation between iron studies and HFE genotype to inform evidence-based recommendations for laboratory testing in NZ. METHODS: Results from 2388 patients genotyped for C282Y, H63D and S65C in Wellington NZ from 2007- 2013 were compared to their biochemical phenotype as quantified by SF, transferrin saturation (TS), serum iron (SI) and serum transferrin (ST)...
December 26, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928875/is-it-all-about-price-why-requests-for-government-subsidy-of-anticancer-drugs-were-rejected-in-australia
#18
Deme John Karikios, Lesley Chim, Andrew Martin, Adnan Nagrial, Kirsten Howard, Glenn Salkeld, Martin Richard Stockler
BACKGROUND: Australians access anticancer drugs predominantly through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). We aimed to determine why the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) rejects submissions to list anticancer drugs on the PBS. METHODS: We reviewed publicly available information about submissions made to the PBAC for PBS listing of anticancer drugs from 2005 to 2014. Submission characteristics including clinical and economic evidence, PBAC recommendations, and the reasons offered for rejection were recorded...
December 8, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925427/spleen-australia-guidelines-for-the-prevention-of-sepsis-in-patients-with-asplenia-and-hyposplenism-in-australia-and-new-zealand
#19
REVIEW
Kudzai Kanhutu, Penelope Jones, Allen C Cheng, Louise Grannell, Emma Best, Denis Spelman
People with asplenia or hyposplenism are at increased risk of fulminant sepsis which carries a high mortality rate. A range of preventive measures are recommended although there is ongoing evidence that knowledge of and adherence to these strategies is poor. There have been significant changes in recommended vaccinations since the previously published recommendations in 2008. We provide current recommendations to help Australian and New Zealand clinicians in the prevention of sepsis in patients with asplenia and hyposplenia...
December 7, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925382/moving-beyond-not-enough-time-factors-influencing-paediatric-clinicians-participation-in-research
#20
Simon Paul Paget, Patrina Hy Caldwell, Joyce Murphy, Kimberley J Lilischkis, Angie M Morrow
BACKGROUND: Increasing the amount of clinical research that occurs in healthcare settings has been identified as an important mechanism to improve healthcare outcomes. While clinicians are key persons in achieving this aim, research participation amongst clinicians is generally limited. AIMS: To identify the factors (barriers and facilitators) influencing clinician research participation and determine how professional culture impacts on these factors. METHODS: Forty clinicians working at a tertiary children's hospital participated in six discipline-specific focus groups...
December 7, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
journal
journal
39495
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"