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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667065/single-site-laparoscopy-and-robotic-surgery-in-pediatric-urology
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REVIEW
Diana K Bowen, Jason P Van Batavia, Arun K Srinivasan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarize research that has evaluated the role of laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) and robotic surgery in pediatric urology, highlighting new and/or controversial ideas. RECENT FINDINGS: The newest research developments over the last several years are studies that address generalizability of these techniques, ideal patient factors, extrapolation to more complex surgeries, and comparative studies to more traditional techniques to define the associated costs and benefits, as well as patient-centered outcomes...
April 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666073/ventricular-assist-device-utilization-in-heart-transplant-candidates-nationwide-variability-and-impact-on-waitlist-outcomes
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Lauren K Truby, A Reshad Garan, Raymond C Givens, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Pauline N Trinh, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Maryjane A Farr, Yoshifumi Naka, Paolo C Colombo, Veli K Topkara
BACKGROUND: Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) have become a standard treatment choice in advanced heart failure patients. We hypothesized that practice patterns with regards to CF-LVAD utilization vary significantly among transplant centers and impact waitlist outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: The United Network for Organ Sharing registry was queried to identify adult patients who were waitlisted for heart transplantation (HT) between 2008 and 2015...
April 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666034/contraceptive-use-effectiveness-and-pregnancy-prevention-information-preferences-among-heterosexual-and-sexual-minority-college-women
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Heather D Blunt-Vinti, Erika L Thompson, Stacey B Griner
BACKGROUND: Previous research shows that sexual minority women have higher rates of unintended pregnancy than heterosexual women, but has not considered the wide range of contraceptive method effectiveness when exploring this disparity. We examine contraceptive use effectiveness and desire for pregnancy prevention information among college women across sexual orientation identity as a risk factor for unintended pregnancy. METHODS: Using the National College Health Assessment Fall-2015 dataset, restricted to women who reported engaging in vaginal sex and not wanting to be pregnant (N = 6,486), logistic regression models estimated the odds of contraceptive method effectiveness and desire for pregnancy prevention information by sexual orientation...
April 14, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664482/my-hypertension-education-and-reaching-target-myheart-development-and-dissemination-of-a-patient-centered-website-for-young-adults-with-hypertension
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Heather M Johnson, Jamie N LaMantia, Colleen M Brown, Ryan C Warner, Laura M Zeller, Ryan C Haggart, Keven Stonewall, Diane R Lauver
Background: Young adults (18 to 39 years old) with hypertension have the lowest rates of blood pressure control (defined as blood pressure less than 140/90 mmHg) compared to other adult age groups. Approximately 1 in 15 young adults have high blood pressure, increasing their risk of future heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and/or chronic kidney disease. Many young adults reported having few resources to address their needs for health education on managing cardiovascular risk...
July 2017: JMIR cardio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661541/ckd-and-esrd-in-us-hispanics
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REVIEW
Nisa Desai, Claudia M Lora, James P Lash, Ana C Ricardo
Hispanics are the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, and they experience a substantial burden of kidney disease. Although the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is similar or slightly lower in Hispanics than non-Hispanic whites, the age- and sex-adjusted prevalence rate of end-stage renal disease is almost 50% higher in Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic whites. This has been attributed in part to faster CKD progression among Hispanics. Furthermore, Hispanic ethnicity has been associated with a greater prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors, including obesity and diabetes, as well as CKD-related complications...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659463/maintaining-short-peripheral-catheter-patency-a-comparison-of-saline-lock-versus-continuous-infusion-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Sheila Serr Roszell, Holly Barlowe Rabinovich, Cheryl A Smith-Miller
Sparse evidence exists about how short peripheral catheter (SPC) duration is affected by the presence of a saline lock versus continually infusing fluids. Often the choice to lock an SPC with saline is based on provider preference, rather than available evidence or patient-centered factors. This study compared the duration of 85 SPCs: locked with saline versus continuously running fluids. A secondary analysis considered the influence of a number of intermittent medications and flushes. Although the saline-locked group had a slightly longer duration time, it was not statistically significant...
May 2018: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657087/the-pediatric-aerodigestive-center-as-a-tertiary-care-based-medical-home-a-proposed-model
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Meghan M Galligan, Tara W Bamat, Annique K Hogan, Joseph Piccione
Children with special healthcare needs have been identified nationally as a population whose health care is associated with unmet needs; increased morbidity; fragmentation of care and medical errors; caregiver dissatisfaction; and disproportionately high costs. A subset of these children are medically fragile, with medical complexity that requires a reliance on tertiary care-based services-including subspecialty appointments, surgical procedures, and care coordination resources. For medically complex patients affected by upper and lower respiratory tract and gastrointestinal disorders, multidisciplinary aerodigestive centers have emerged at tertiary care centers across the United States to facilitate coordinated, high-quality, and high value care...
April 12, 2018: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656678/validation-of-the-meduseq-a-self-administered-screener-for-older-adults-to-assess-medication-use-problems
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Rebecca L Berman, Madelyn Iris, Kendon J Conrad, Carrie Robinson
BACKGROUND: Older adults taking multiple prescription and nonprescription drugs are at risk for medication use problems, yet there are few brief, self-administered screening tools designed specifically for them. OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to develop and validate a patient-centered screener for community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: In phase 1, a convenience sample of 57 stakeholders (older adults, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians) participated in concept mapping, using Concept System® Global MAXTM , to identify items for a questionnaire...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655876/tolerance-of-uncertainty-a-systematic-review-of-health-and-healthcare-related-outcomes
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REVIEW
Tania D Strout, Marij Hillen, Caitlin Gutheil, Eric Anderson, Rebecca Hutchinson, Hannah Ward, Hannah Kay, Gregory J Mills, Paul K J Han
BACKGROUND: Uncertainty tolerance (UT) is thought to be a characteristic of individuals that influences various outcomes related to health, healthcare, and healthcare education. We undertook a systematic literature review to evaluate the state of the evidence on UT and its relationship to these outcomes. METHODS: We conducted electronic and bibliographic searches to identify relevant studies examining associations between UT and health, healthcare, or healthcare education outcomes...
April 6, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655580/canadian-association-of-radiologists-white-paper-on-artificial-intelligence-in-radiology
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REVIEW
An Tang, Roger Tam, Alexandre Cadrin-Chênevert, Will Guest, Jaron Chong, Joseph Barfett, Leonid Chepelev, Robyn Cairns, J Ross Mitchell, Mark D Cicero, Manuel Gaudreau Poudrette, Jacob L Jaremko, Caroline Reinhold, Benoit Gallix, Bruce Gray, Raym Geis
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly moving from an experimental phase to an implementation phase in many fields, including medicine. The combination of improved availability of large datasets, increasing computing power, and advances in learning algorithms has created major performance breakthroughs in the development of AI applications. In the last 5 years, AI techniques known as deep learning have delivered rapidly improving performance in image recognition, caption generation, and speech recognition...
April 11, 2018: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653460/-doctor-patient-communication-training-in-simulated-situations-emotions-and-perceptions-of-simulated-patients-during-patient-centered-conversations
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Maria Asisa Butollo, Anita Holzinger, Michaela Wagner-Menghin
INTRODUCTION: The use of simulated patients (SPs) for doctor-patient communication training has been established in medical curricula as an important didactic method. The study addresses the question, if patients' emotions and perceptions are represented adequately in patient-centered communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 22 of 37 SPs of the Medical University of Vienna (12 women, 10 men) were asked openly about their feelings after having acted as an SP in a semi-structured interview, which employed the Critical Incident Technique...
April 13, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650870/-efforts-of-deprescribing-drugs-and-its-achievements-in-institutionalized-individuals
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Noriaki Mitsuya, Yukinori Oshima, Tomoki Yamauchi, Akira Oguchi, Noboru Hashimoto, Asuka Soga, Yuki Nagahori, Ken Yamamoto, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
Recently, the combined use of multiple drugs for coexisting multiple diseases in elderly patients has become a problem. In facilities for elderly persons, pharmacists contribute to the intervention and optimization of prescriptions. However, the procedures have been conducted smoothly in only a few facilities. We established five procedures for prescription intervention by pharmacists and implemented these interventions in 80 institutionalized individuals. The total results over 2 years(January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016)revealed 118 cases of prescription proposals from pharmacists and a reduction of 2,411,937 yen in medical expense...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650072/patient-centered-bedside-rounds-and-the-clinical-examination
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REVIEW
Peter R Lichstein, Hal H Atkinson
Bedside hospital rounds promote patient-centered care in teaching and nonteaching settings. Patients and families prefer bedside rounds and provider acceptance is increasing. Efficient bedside rounds with an interprofessional team or with learners requires preparation of the patient and the rounding team. Bedside "choreography" provides structure and sets expectations for time spent in the room. By using relationship-centered communication, rounds can be both patient proximate and patient centered...
May 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650070/communication-and-ethics-in-the-clinical-examination
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REVIEW
Sharon Onguti, Sherine Mathew, Christine Todd
At the heart of every effective patient-physician interaction is a relationship that is built on trust. Cultivating sound communication skills coupled with the awareness and application of ethical principles is integral to this process. One of the foremost challenges in competent practice is negotiating situations that arise at the bedside when such issues as patient autonomy, differing world views, honesty, and cost stewardship come into conflict. It is essential for health care providers to consider how to detect and prioritize these issues as they advocate for high-quality and patient-centered care...
May 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650050/the-associations-of-comorbidities-and-consumption-of-fruit-and-vegetable-with-quality-of-life-among-stomach-cancer-survivors
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Ji-Wei Wang, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Qing-Long Deng, Wan-Li Chen, Xian Wang, Jin-Ming Yu
BACKGROUND: Stomach cancer survivors (SCS) often carry the dual burden of the cancer itself and other comorbidities; meanwhile, they are highly motivated to seek health advice about lifestyles to improve their health and quality of life (QOL). The associations of the comorbidity and the consumption of vegetable and fruit with QOL remain even less clear among the SCS. This study aimed to investigate the associations of comorbidities and consumption of fruit and vegetable with QOL among SCS...
April 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649079/in-search-of-mobile-applications-for-urogynecology-providers
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Shannon L Wallace, Shailja Mehta, Sara Farag, Robert S Kelley, Katherine T Chen
INTRODUCTION: Thousands of medical applications (apps) are available for mobile devices. Finding accurate, health care provider-centered apps may be time consuming and frustrating for urogynecologists. The objective of this study was to identify and evaluate urogynecology (urogyn) apps using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Urogyn apps were identified from the Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores using the following 10 MeSH terms: urogynecology, incontinence, prolapse, urinary tract infection, pelvic surgery, fecal incontinence, defecation disorder, voiding disorder, urethral diverticulum, and fistula...
April 11, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649000/review-and-evaluation-of-patient-centered-psychosocial-assessments-for-children-with-central-precocious-puberty-or-early-puberty
#17
REVIEW
Valerie S L Williams, Ahmed M Soliman, Amy M Barrett, Karen O Klein
The objective of this study was to assess the current use of patient-centered psychosocial assessments for the evaluation of children with central precocious puberty (CPP). Studies evaluating the psychosocial impact of CPP were identified through searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases, ClinicalTrials.gov, a drug prescribing information database, and regulatory websites. Studies were screened using prespecified inclusion and exclusion criteria. Potentially relevant patient-centered outcome assessments (including patient-, parent- or observer-reported measures) used in the identified studies were evaluated in detail for their relevance in CPP...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645010/adding-patient-reported-outcomes-to-a-multisite-registry-to-quantify-quality-of-life-and-experiences-of-disease-and-treatment-for-youth-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#18
Elissa R Weitzman, Lauren E Wisk, Parissa K Salimian, Kara M Magane, Fatma Dedeoglu, Aimee O Hersh, Yukiko Kimura, Kenneth D Mandl, Sarah Ringold, Marc Natter
Background: Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) often have poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL) despite advances in treatment. Patient-centered research may shed light on how patient experiences of treatment and disease contribute to HRQOL, pinpointing directions for improving care and enhancing outcomes. Methods: Parent proxies of youth enrolled in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry shared patient-reported outcomes about their child's HRQOL and experiences of disease and treatment burden (pain interference, morning stiffness, history of medication side effects and methotrexate intolerance)...
2018: Journal of patient-reported outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644385/postoperative-alpha-angle-not-associated-with-patient-centered-midterm-outcomes-following-hip-arthroscopy-for-fai
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Karen K Briggs, Eduardo Soares, Sanjeev Bhatia, Marc J Philippon
PURPOSE: The most commonly used parameter for defining cam-type femoroacetabular impingement(FAI) has been the alpha angle. The purpose of this study was to determine if patient-reported outcomes 5 years following hip arthroscopy for FAI were associated with postoperative alpha angle. We hypothesized that patient-reported outcomes would not be influenced by postoperative alpha angle in patients with FAI. METHODS: 230 patients had primary hip arthroscopy for FAI and chondrolabral dysfunction...
April 11, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644219/management-of-chemotherapy-induced-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-in-patients-with-cancer-while-undergoing-cancer-treatment-the-md-anderson-practice
#20
Anecita P Fadol
Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity resulting in heart failure (HF) is one of the most dreaded complications of cancer therapy that can significantly impact morbidity and mortality. With a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients, the risk of developing HF is significantly increased. A new discipline of Onco-Cardiology has evolved to address the cardiovascular needs of patients with cancer, however, there is limited evidence-based data to guide clinical decision-making in the management of the cardiovascular complications of cancer therapy...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
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