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March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325860/economic-costs-of-automated-and-continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-in-taiwan-a-combined-survey-and-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Chao-Hsiun Tang, Yu-Ting Wu, Siao-Yuan Huang, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Ming-Ju Wu, Bang-Gee Hsu, Jer-Chia Tsai, Tso-Hsiao Chen, Yuh-Mou Sue
OBJECTIVES: Taiwan succeeded in raising the proportion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) usage after the National Health Insurance (NHI) payment scheme introduced financial incentives in 2005. This study aims to compare the economic costs between automated PD (APD) and continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) modalities from a societal perspective. DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective cohort of patients receiving PD from the NHI Research Database was identified during 2004-2011...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325859/scoping-review-of-potential-quality-indicators-for-hip-fracture-patient-care
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Kristen B Pitzul, Sarah E P Munce, Laure Perrier, Lauren Beaupre, Suzanne N Morin, Rhona McGlasson, Susan B Jaglal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify existing or potential quality of care indicators (ie, current indicators as well as process and outcome measures) in the acute or postacute period, or across the continuum of care for older adults with hip fracture. DESIGN: Scoping review. SETTING: All care settings. SEARCH STRATEGY: English peer-reviewed studies published from January 2000 to January 2016 were included...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325858/incidence-of-bloodstream-infections-a-nationwide-surveillance-of-acute-care-hospitals-in-switzerland-2008-2014
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Niccolò Buetti, Andrew Atkinson, Jonas Marschall, Andreas Kronenberg
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections are often associated with significant mortality and morbidity. We aimed to investigate changes in the epidemiology of bloodstream infections in Switzerland between 2008 and 2014. METHODS: Data on bloodstream infections were obtained from the Swiss antibiotic resistance surveillance system (ANRESIS). RESULTS: The incidence of bloodstream infections increased throughout the study period, especially among elderly patients and those receiving care in emergency departments and university hospitals...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325857/treatment-trends-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-the-uk-active-surveillance-study-of-infants-at-risk
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Gillian G W Adams, Catey Bunce, Wen Xing, Lucilla Butler, Vernon Long, Aravind Reddy, Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) requiring treatment and describe current treatment patterns in the UK. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based case ascertainment study via the British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit and a national collaborative ROP special interest group. Practitioners completed a standardised case report form (CRF). SETTING: All paediatric ophthalmologists providing screening and/or treatment for retinopathy in the UK were invited to take part...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325856/prevalence-of-undiagnosed-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-and-associated-risk-factors-during-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-study-at-two-tertiary-centres-in-cairo-egypt
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Mohamed Abdel-Aziz Elzayat, Ashton Barnett-Vanes, Mohamed Farag Elmorsy Dabour, Feng Cheng
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) during pregnancy is poorly understood in Egypt-a country with a high birth rate. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of ASB among pregnant women booking at El Hussein and Sayed Galal Hospitals in Al-Azhar University in Egypt; and to observe the relationship between ASB prevalence and risk factors such as socioeconomic level and personal hygiene. SETTING: Obstetrics and gynaecology clinics of 2 university hospitals in the capital of Egypt...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320800/recruitment-and-retention-of-participants-in-randomised-controlled-trials-a-review-of-trials-funded-and-published-by-the-united-kingdom-health-technology-assessment-programme
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Stephen J Walters, Inês Bonacho Dos Anjos Henriques-Cadby, Oscar Bortolami, Laura Flight, Daniel Hind, Richard M Jacques, Christopher Knox, Ben Nadin, Joanne Rothwell, Michael Surtees, Steven A Julious
BACKGROUND: Substantial amounts of public funds are invested in health research worldwide. Publicly funded randomised controlled trials (RCTs) often recruit participants at a slower than anticipated rate. Many trials fail to reach their planned sample size within the envisaged trial timescale and trial funding envelope. OBJECTIVES: To review the consent, recruitment and retention rates for single and multicentre randomised control trials funded and published by the UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320799/from-first-symptoms-to-diagnosis-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-perspectives-of-an-irish-informal-caregiver-cohort-a-thematic-analysis
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Miriam Galvin, Rebecca Gaffney, Bernie Corr, Iain Mays, Orla Hardiman
OBJECTIVES: Informal caregivers play an integral part in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The objective of this study was to explore the journey from first problem symptoms to diagnosis from the perspective of informal caregivers providing care to people with ALS. DESIGN: As part of a semistructured interview, information was collected on a range of caregiver demographic details, and from an open-ended question their experiences of the time of symptom onset to diagnosis...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320798/interventions-to-improve-the-self-management-support-health-professionals-provide-for-people-with-progressive-neurological-conditions-protocol-for-a-realist-synthesis
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Freya Davies, Fiona Wood, Alison Bullock, Carolyn Wallace, Adrian Edwards
INTRODUCTION: Supporting self-management among people with long-term conditions is recognised as an important component of healthcare. Progressive neurological conditions (PNCs), for example, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis are associated with problems such as fatigue and cognitive impairment which may make self-management more challenging. Health professionals may need to develop specific skills in order to provide effective self-management support for these patients. The review aims to develop explanatory theories about how health professional-targeted interventions to improve self-management support provision for people with PNCs operate in different circumstances...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320797/design-and-reliability-of-a-specific-instrument-to-evaluate-patient-safety-for-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-treated-in-a-predefined-care-track-a-retrospective-patient-record-review-study-in-a-single-tertiary-hospital-in-the-netherlands
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Daniëlle C Eindhoven, C Jan Willem Borleffs, Marlieke F Dietz, Martin J Schalij, Corline Brouwers, Martine C de Bruijne
OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have shown that a substantial number of patients suffer from adverse events (AEs) as a result of hospital care. However, specific data on AEs in acute cardiac care are scarce. The current manuscript describes the development and validation of a specific instrument to evaluate patient safety of a predefined care track for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN: Retrospective patient record review study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 879 hospital admissions treated in a tertiary care centre for an AMI (age 64±12 years, 71% male)...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320796/effect-of-alcohol-consumption-and-psychosocial-stressors-on-preterm-and-small-for-gestational-age-births-in-hiv-infected-women-in-south-africa-a-cohort-study
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Ayesha Sania, Kirsty Brittain, Tamsin K Phillips, Allison Zerbe, Agnes Ronan, Landon Myer, Elaine J Abrams
OBJECTIVES: Psychosocial stressors such as depression and stress, intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol use have been linked to preterm and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) births in general populations. The prevalence of psychosocial stressors and alcohol abuse is high in many HIV-infected (HIV+) populations. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of psychosocial stressors and alcohol abuse on birth outcomes in HIV-infected women. METHODS: Antenatal depression and non-specific psychological distress, periconception IPV and alcohol consumption were measured during the second trimester among HIV+ women initiating antiretroviral treatment with efavirenz + emtricitibine + tenofovir in Cape Town, South Africa...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320795/cross-sectional-survey-on-defensive-practices-and-defensive-behaviours-among-israeli-psychiatrists
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I Reuveni, I Pelov, H Reuveni, O Bonne, L Canetti
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatry is a low-risk specialisation; however, there is a steady increase in malpractice claims against psychiatrists. Defensive psychiatry (DP) refers to any action undertaken by a psychiatrist to avoid malpractice liability that is not for the sole benefit of the patient's mental health and well-being. The objectives of this study were to assess the scope of DP practised by psychiatrists and to understand whether awareness of DP correlated with defensive behaviours. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to 213 Israeli psychiatry residents and certified psychiatrists during May and June 2015 regarding demographic data and experience with malpractice claims, medicolegal literature and litigation...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320794/innovative-public-private-partnership-to-target-subsidised-antimalarials-a-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-a-community-intervention-in-western-kenya
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Jeremiah Laktabai, Adriane Lesser, Alyssa Platt, Elisa Maffioli, Manoj Mohanan, Diana Menya, Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara, Elizabeth L Turner
INTRODUCTION: There are concerns of inappropriate use of subsidised antimalarials due to the large number of fevers treated in the informal sector with minimal access to diagnostic testing. Targeting antimalarial subsidies to confirmed malaria cases can lead to appropriate, effective therapy. There is evidence that community health volunteers (CHVs) can be trained to safely and correctly use rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This study seeks to evaluate the public health impact of targeted antimalarial subsidies delivered through a partnership between CHVs and the private retail sector...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320793/rct-of-the-effect-of-berryfruit-polyphenolic-cultivar-extract-in-mild-steroid-naive-asthma-a-cross-over-placebo-controlled-study
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Sharon Power, Mathew Williams, Alex Semprini, Claire Munro, Rachel Caswell-Smith, Janine Pilcher, Mark Holliday, James Fingleton, Jacquie Harper, Roger Hurst, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley, Irene Braithwaite
OBJECTIVE: There is preclinical evidence that consumption of berryfruit extract may reduce chronic airways inflammation and modify airway remodelling in allergen-induced models of lung inflammation. We investigated the effect of berryfruit extract on the fractional expired nitric oxide (FeNO), a biomarker of eosinophilic airways inflammation, in adults with steroid-naïve asthma. DESIGN: Randomised placebo-controlled cross-over double-blind trial. SETTING: Single-centre community-based trial...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320792/my-home-is-my-marae-kaupapa-m%C3%A4-ori-evaluation-of-an-approach-to-injury-prevention
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Brooke Hayward, Mataroria Lyndon, Luis Villa, Dominic Madell, Andrea Elliot-Hohepa, Lyndsay Le Comte
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation's (ACC) 'My Home is My Marae' approach to injury prevention for whānau (families). SETTING: Over an 18 month period from November 2013 to June 2014, 14 'My Home is My Marae' trials were conducted across the South Auckland and Far North regions of New Zealand. ACC engaged with local Māori providers of healthcare, education and social services to deliver the home safety intervention...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320791/patient-reported-outcomes-and-associations-with-pleural-effusion-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure-an-observational-cohort-study
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Guri H Gundersen, Tone M Norekvål, Torbjørn Graven, Hilde H Haug, Kyrre Skjetne, Jens O Kleinau, Lise T Gustad, Håvard Dalen
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study whether patient-reported outcomes, measured by quality of life (QoL) and functional class, are sensitive to pleural effusion (PLE) in patients with heart failure (HF), and to study changes in QoL and functional class during follow-up of PLE. METHODS: A cohort of 62 patients from an outpatient HF clinic was included. The amount of PLE was quantified using a pocket-sized ultrasound imaging device. Self-reports of QoL and functional class were collected using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) and the New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320790/patient-experience-of-different-regional-models-of-urgent-and-emergency-care-a-cross-sectional-survey-study
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Conor Foley, Elsa Droog, Maria Boyce, Orla Healy, John Browne
OBJECTIVES: To compare user experiences of 8 regional urgent and emergency care systems in the Republic of Ireland, and explore potential avenues for improvement. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Several distinct models of urgent and emergency care operate in Ireland, as system reconfiguration has been implemented in some regions but not others. The Urgent Care System Questionnaire was used to explore service users' experiences with urgent and emergency care...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320789/-right-home-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-sustained-nurse-home-visiting-from-pregnancy-to-child-age-2%C3%A2-years-versus-usual-care-to-improve-parent-care-parent-responsivity-and-the-home-learning-environment-at-2%C3%A2-years
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Sharon Goldfeld, Anna Price, Hannah Bryson, Tracey Bruce, Fiona Mensah, Francesca Orsini, Lisa Gold, Harriet Hiscock, Charlene Smith, Lara Bishop, Dianne Jackson, Lynn Kemp
INTRODUCTION: By the time children start school, inequities in learning, development and health outcomes are already evident. Sustained nurse home visiting (SNHV) offers a potential platform for families experiencing adversity, who often have limited access to services. While SNHV programmes have been growing in popularity in Australia and internationally, it is not known whether they can improve children's learning and development when offered via the Australian service system. The right@home trial aims to investigate the effectiveness of an SNHV programme, offered to women from pregnancy to child age 2 years, in improving parent care of and responsivity to the child, and the home learning environment...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320788/effectiveness-of-chronic-care-models-for-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-europe-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Brenda W C Bongaerts, Karsten Müssig, Johan Wens, Caroline Lang, Peter Schwarz, Michael Roden, Wolfgang Rathmann
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effectiveness of European chronic care programmes for type 2 diabetes mellitus (characterised by integrative care and a multicomponent framework for enhancing healthcare delivery), compared with usual diabetes care. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL and CINAHL from January 2000 to July 2015. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials focussing on (1) adults with type 2 diabetes, (2) multifaceted diabetes care interventions specifically designed for type 2 diabetes and delivered in primary or secondary care, targeting patient, physician and healthcare organisation and (3) usual diabetes care as the control intervention...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320787/investigating-skin-to-skin-care-patterns-with-extremely-preterm-infants-in-the-nicu-and-their-effect-on-early-cognitive-and-communication-performance-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jenn Gonya, William C Ray, R Wolfgang Rumpf, Guy Brock
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the study was to investigate how patterns of skin-to-skin care might impact infant early cognitive and communication performance. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. SETTING: This study took place in a level-IV all-referral neonatal intensive care unit in the Midwest USA specialising in the care of extremely preterm infants. PARTICIPANTS: Data were collected from the electronic medical records of all extremely preterm infants (gestational age <27 weeks) admitted to the unit during 2010-2011 and who completed 6-month and 12-month developmental assessments in the follow-up clinic (n=97)...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
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