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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773308/collaboration-between-hospital-and-community-pharmacists-to-address-drug-related-problems-the-homecome-program
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Hendrik T Ensing, Ellen S Koster, Dasha J Dubero, Ad A van Dooren, Marcel L Bouvy
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge poses a significant threat to the continuity of medication therapy and frequently results in drug-related problems post-discharge. Therefore, establishing continuity of care by realizing optimal collaboration between hospital and community pharmacists is of utmost importance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the collaboration between hospital and community pharmacists on addressing drug-related problems after hospital discharge. METHODS: A prospective follow-up study was conducted between November 2013-December 2014 in a general hospital and all affiliated community pharmacies...
May 8, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759260/a-call-to-bridge-across-silos-during-care-transitions
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Fatima Sheikh, Evelyn Gathecha, Michele Bellantoni, Colleen Christmas, Justin P Lafreniere, Alicia I Arbaje
BACKGROUND: Older adults with complex medical conditions are vulnerable during care transitions. Poor care transitions can lead to poor patient outcomes and frequent readmissions to the hospital. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO SUBOPTIMAL CARE TRANSITIONS: Key factors related to ineffective care transitions, which can lead to suboptimal patient outcomes, include poor cross-site communication and collaboration; lack of awareness of patient wishes, abilities, and goals of care; and incomplete medication reconciliation...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757929/transitioning-bodies-the-case-of-self-prescribing-sexual-hormones-in-gender-affirmation-in-individuals-attending-psychiatric-services
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Antonio Metastasio, Attilio Negri, Giovanni Martinotti, Ornella Corazza
Self-prescribing of sexual hormones for gender affirmation is a potentially widespread and poorly studied phenomenon that many clinicians are unaware of. The uncontrolled use of hormones poses significant health hazards, which have not been previously reported in the literature. We have collected seven clinical cases in general adult psychiatry settings (both inpatient and outpatients), describing transgender and gender non-conforming individuals' (TGNC) self-prescribing and self-administering hormones bought from the Internet without any medical consultation...
May 14, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754670/knowledge-to-action-rationale-and-design-of-the-patient-centered-care-transitions-in-heart-failure-pact-hf-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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Harriette G C Van Spall, Shun Fu Lee, Feng Xie, Dennis T Ko, Lehana Thabane, Quazi Ibrahim, Peter R Mitoff, Michael Heffernan, Manish Maingi, Michael C Tjandrawidjaja, Mohammad I Zia, Mohamed Panju, Richard Perez, Kim D Simek, Liane Porepa, Ian D Graham, R Brian Haynes, Dilys Haughton, Stuart J Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Heart Failure (HF) is a common cause of hospitalization in older adults. The transition from hospital to home is high-risk, and gaps in transitional care can increase the risk of re-hospitalization and death. Combining health care services supported by meta-analyses, we designed the PACT-HF transitional care model. METHODS: Adopting an integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) approach in which decision-makers and clinicians are partners in research, we implement and test the effectiveness of PACT-HF among patients hospitalized for HF...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753792/national-and-regional-trends-in-deep-vein-thrombosis-hospitalization-rates-discharge-disposition-and-outcomes-for-medicare-beneficiaries-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Karl E Minges, Behnood Bikdeli, Yun Wang, Robert R Attaran, Harlan M Krumholz
INTRODUCTION: Older adults are at increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. Little is known about national trends of deep vein thrombosis hospitalizations in the context of primary and secondary prevention efforts. METHODS: Medicare standard analytic files were analyzed from 2015-2017 to identify Fee-For-Service patients aged ≥65 years who had a principal discharge diagnosis for deep vein thrombosis from 1999 to 2010. We reported the deep vein thrombosis hospitalization rates per 100,000 person-years as well as 30-day and 1-year mortality rates...
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740904/falling-through-the-cracks-a-thematic-evaluation-of-unmet-needs-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancers
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Jennifer White, Joanne Park, K Brooke Russell, K A Reynolds, A Madani, Linda E Carlson, Janine Giese-Davis
BACKGROUND: The population of adult survivors of childhood cancers (ASCCs) is growing, resulting in unique long-term challenges. This study explored experiences of perceived unmet ASCC survivorship needs. METHODS: We invited ASCCs to complete surveys sent through the cancer registry. Four open-ended questions allowed participants to write in comments. We analyzed responses to these open-ended questions thematically, employing a process of constant comparison. RESULTS: Our sample included 94 ASCCs who completed open-ended questions (61 female; aged 20-78 years, mean age=34...
May 8, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739396/how-well-do-services-for-young-people-with-long-term-conditions-deliver-features-proposed-to-improve-transition
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A Colver, R Pearse, R M Watson, M Fay, T Rapley, K D Mann, A Le Couteur, J R Parr, H McConachie
BACKGROUND: For young people with long-term conditions, transition from child to adult-oriented health services is a critical period which, if not managed well, may lead to poor outcomes. There are features of transition services which guidance and research suggest improve outcomes. We studied nine such features, calling them 'proposed beneficial features': age-banded clinic; meet adult team before transfer; promotion of health self-efficacy; written transition plan; appropriate parent involvement; key worker; coordinated team; holistic life-skills training; transition manager for clinical team...
May 8, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737424/type-2-diabetes-in-youth-new-lessons-from-the-search-study
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Elizabeth T Jensen, Dana Dabelea
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the recent body of evidence emerging for type 2 diabetes as identified through the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study. RECENT FINDINGS: This body of evidence illustrates that type 2 diabetes continues to increase in incidence, although this increase may be partially attributable to increased surveillance. Disease management is influenced by the transition from adolescent to adult care and psychosocial factors may also contribute...
May 8, 2018: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735307/combination-of-pediatric-and-adult-formulas-yield-valid-glomerular-filtration-rate-estimates-in-young-adults-with-a-history-of-pediatric-chronic-kidney-disease
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Derek K Ng, George J Schwartz, Michael F Schneider, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady
As patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) transition from pediatric nephrology care to adult care, their kidney function is clinically assessed by estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using both pediatric and adult equations, which may not be congruent. Here we evaluated commonly used eGFR equations and directly measured iohexol GFR (iGFR) among participants between ages 18 and 26 with a diagnosis of pediatric CKD in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) cohort. The bedside serum creatinine (SCr)-only equation (CKiDSCr ), the SCr-only CKD-EPI (CKD-EPISCr ), the cystatin C (Cys)-only CKD-EPI (CKD-EPICys ) and the combined SCr and Cys CKD-EPI (CKD-EPISCr-Cys ) were compared with a) 279 measured iGFRs obtained from 187 participants and b) 548 eGFRs from the SCr and Cys-based CKiD equation (CKiDSCr-Cys ) obtained from 219 participants...
May 5, 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731146/home-discharge-following-critical-illness-a-qualitative-analysis-of-family-caregiver-experience
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JiYeon Choi, Jennifer H Lingler, Michael P Donahoe, Mary Beth Happ, Leslie A Hoffman, Judith A Tate
BACKGROUND: Few studies have longitudinally explored the experience and needs of family caregivers of ICU survivors after patients' home discharge. METHODS: Qualitative content analysis of interviews drawn from a parent study that followed family caregivers of adults ICU survivors for 4 months post-ICU discharge. RESULTS: Family caregivers (n = 20, all white, 80% woman) viewed home discharge as positive progress, but reported having insufficient time to transition from family visitor to the active caregiver role...
May 3, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730833/assessing-and-improving-zoster-vaccine-uptake-in-a-homeless-population
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Laura Kaplan-Weisman, Eve Waltermaurer, Casey Crump
The herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine is recommended for all adults aged ≥ 60 years without contraindications to prevent shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia. There are no published studies on zoster vaccination rates, barriers, or workflows in adults who have experienced homelessness. Due to barriers specific to this vaccine, including difficulty determining insurance coverage, high upfront costs, need for storage in a freezer, and under-prescription by physicians, uptake is lower compared to other recommended vaccines for older adults...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728349/-the-doctor-needs-to-know-acceptability-of-smartphone-location-tracking-for-care-coordination
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David T Liss, Eloisa Serrano, Julie Wakeman, Christine Nowicki, David R Buchanan, Ana Cesan, Tiffany Brown
BACKGROUND: Care coordination can be highly challenging to carry out. When care is fragmented across health systems and providers, there is an increased likelihood of hospital readmissions and wasteful health care spending. During and after care transitions, smartphones have the potential to bolster information transfer and care coordination. However, little research has examined patients' perceptions of using smartphones to coordinate care. OBJECTIVE: This study's primary objective was to explore patient acceptability of a smartphone app that could facilitate care coordination in a safety net setting...
May 4, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724172/a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-paramedic-delivered-care-transitions-intervention-to-reduce-emergency-department-revisits
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Ranran Mi, Matthew M Hollander, Courtney M C Jones, Eva H DuGoff, Thomas V Caprio, Jeremy T Cushman, Amy J H Kind, Michael Lohmeier, Manish N Shah
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of community-dwelling older adults discharged from the emergency department (ED) return to an ED within 30 days, an occurrence partially resulting from poor care transitions. Prior published interventions to improve the ED-to-home transition have either lacked feasibility or effectiveness. The Care Transitions Intervention (CTI) has been validated to decrease rehospitalization among patients transitioning from the hospital to the home but has never been tested for patients transitioning from the ED to the home...
May 3, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723909/-psychological-foundations-of-pediatric-liver-transplantation
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Irene Petersen, Anna Sophie Dechow, Karl-Heinz Schulz
Liver transplantation (LTX) is an established therapy for pediatric patients with liver failure. In recent decades, survival rates have risen continuously. With increased life expectancy, there has been greater attention to children's and adolescents' quality of life following transplantation. This article provides an overview of the tasks of pediatric transplant psychology. We summarize the reviewed literature of research on health-related quality of life in pediatric liver transplant recipients. Furthermore, we present studies on fatigue, mental health, cognitive development and family strain...
May 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723431/measures-of-drug-prescribing-at-care-transitions-in-an-internal-medicine-unit
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Fabrizio Colombo, Pietro Nunnari, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Angelo Valerio Romano, Pietro Barbieri, Francesco Scaglione
Care transitions represent a common source of drug errors and confusions. The purpose of our prospective observational study was to assess the prevalence of medication discrepancies at care transitions, along with potentially inappropriate medications and potential drug-drug interactions, in an internal medicine unit of an Italian hospital. Adverse drug reactions that occurred in the 30-day period after the discharge from the hospital were included. A related-samples McNemar test was performed for evaluating the effects of hospitalization on the above-mentioned measures of drug prescribing...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717820/mobile-intensive-care-unit-a-case-management-team-dedicated-to-early-psychosis-in-france
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Laurent Lecardeur, Sophie Meunier-Cussac, Sonia Dollfus
AIM: To present the activities of a Mobile Intensive Care Unit in France. METHODS: We summarize participant recruitment as well as the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions offered to individuals with an at-risk mental state or first-episode psychosis (FEP). RESULTS: Since its inception in 2010, 266 individuals from 16 to 30 years old living in an area of 120 000 citizens have been recruited by the Mobile Intensive Care Unit...
May 2, 2018: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717616/neighborhood-environment-and-disparities-in-health-care-access-among-urban-medicare-beneficiaries-with-diabetes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Miriam Ryvicker, Sridevi Sridharan
Older adults' health is sensitive to variations in neighborhood environment, yet few studies have examined how neighborhood factors influence their health care access. This study examined whether neighborhood environmental factors help to explain racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care access and outcomes among urban older adults with diabetes. Data from 123 233 diabetic Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older in New York City were geocoded to measures of neighborhood walkability, public transit access, and primary care supply...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709622/adverse-childhood-experiences-and-young-adult-health-outcomes-among-youth-aging-out-of-foster-care
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Rebecca Rebbe, Paula S Nurius, Mark E Courtney, Kym R Ahrens
OBJECTIVE: Former youth in foster care (YFC) are at greater risk of chronic health conditions than their peers. Although research in general population samples has demonstrated a dose-response relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adult health outcomes, few studies have conducted similar analyses in highly stress-exposed populations such as YFC. This paper uses person-centered latent class analysis (LCA) methods to examine the relationship between different profiles of ACE exposures and divergent health trajectories amongst this high-risk population...
April 27, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699765/gay-and-gray-session-an-interdisciplinary-approach-to-transgender-aging
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Kevin Johnson, Brandon C Yarns, Janet M Abrams, Lilith A Calbridge, Daniel D Sewell
With the overarching goals of improving the healthcare of older transgender individuals and of inspiring pertinent clinical research, a session at the 2017 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting focused on an interdisciplinary approach to transgender aging. The older the transgender adult, the more likely the individual grew up in a historical context when there was greater social stigma towards their gender identity, even among mental health professionals. In order to provide optimal healthcare to transgender adults, mental health care providers should become familiar with the basic terminology presented in this article...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697192/assessment-of-end-of-treatment-transition-needs-for-pediatric-cancer-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients-and-their-families
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Jeffrey S Karst, Jennifer A Hoag, Sherilynn F Chan, Debra J Schmidt, Lynnette J Anderson, Nicole E Englebert, Eva C Igler, Kristin M Bingen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The transition off active treatment is a time of significant stress for pediatric cancer patients and families. Providing information and support at this time is among the new psychosocial standards of care in pediatric oncology. This study sought to explore patient and family needs and concerns at the end of their active cancer treatment. DESIGN/METHODS: Forty-nine caregiver-child dyads completed semi-structured interviews and surveys 1-2 months before ending treatment, and again 3-7 months after treatment concluded...
April 26, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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