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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232736/-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-ways-to-improve-the-ambulatory-care
#1
Caspar Burkhard-Meier, Michiel Morshuis
The use of left-ventricular assist device therapy (LVAD) in terminal heart failure patients is increasing. Many patients are receiving LVAD-therapy as final solution (destination therapy). After discharge from the implanting heart center patient-centered care has to be implemented on an outpatient basis. A responsible ambulatory treatment of this severe heart failure population requires knowledge about LVAD specific problems (general medical care, long term complications, device management). The referring cardiologist as well as the private practitioner should be more involved in the care of patients with LVAD...
December 12, 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232275/complex-decision-making-in-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-thematic-analysis
#2
Aimee V Hamel, Joseph E Gaugler, Carolyn M Porta, Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi
BACKGROUND: Heart failure follows a highly variable and difficult course. Patients face complex decisions, including treatment with implantable cardiac defibrillators, mechanical circulatory support, and heart transplantation. The course of decision-making across multiple treatments is unclear yet integral to providing informed and shared decision-making. Recognizing commonalities across treatment decisions could help nurses and physicians to identify opportunities to introduce discussions and support shared decision-making...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232248/endocarditis-in-the-setting-of-idu-multidisciplinary-management
#3
Bobby Yanagawa, Anees Bahji, Wiplove Lamba, Darrell H Tan, Asim Cheema, Ishba Syed, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the medical and surgical management of infective endocarditis secondary to IDU, with a focus on the underlying substance use disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with infective endocarditis secondary to IDU are often young with unique comorbidities including mental illness, chronic hepatitis C, HIV infection, which are often compounded by limited social and familial supports. The focus of management has been treatment of endocarditis using IV antibiotics alongside surgery...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231969/patient-reported-outcomes-enhance-the-survival-prediction-of-traditional-disease-risk-classifications-an-international-study-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#4
Fabio Efficace, Francesco Cottone, Gregory Abel, Pasquale Niscola, Gianluca Gaidano, Franck Bonnetain, Amelie Anota, Giovanni Caocci, Angel Cronin, Luana Fianchi, Massimo Breccia, Reinhard Stauder, Uwe Platzbecker, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Mario Luppi, Rosangela Invernizzi, Micaela Bergamaschi, Lorenza Borin, Anna Angela Di Tucci, Huiyong Zhang, Mirjam Sprangers, Marco Vignetti, Franco Mandelli
BACKGROUND: Current prognostic systems for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are based on clinical, pathologic, and laboratory indicators. The objective of the current study was to develop a new patient-centered prognostic index for patients with advanced MDS by including self-reported fatigue severity into a well-established clinical risk classification: the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS). METHODS: A total of 469 patients with advanced (ie, IPSS intermediate-2 or high-risk) MDS were analyzed...
December 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230400/perspectives-of-post-acute-transition-of-care-for-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Nicoleta Stoicea, Tian You, Andrew Eiterman, Clifton Hartwell, Victor Davila, Stephen Marjoribanks, Cristina Florescu, Sergio Daniel Bergese, Barbara Rogers
Post-acute care (PAC) facilities improve patient recovery, as measured by activities of daily living, rehabilitation, hospital readmission, and survival rates. Seamless transitions between discharge and PAC settings continue to be challenges that hamper patient outcomes, specifically problems with effective communication and coordination between hospitals and PAC facilities at patient discharge, patient adherence and access to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services, caregiver burden, and the financial impact of care...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229566/agreement-between-parent-proxy-and-child-self-report-of-pain-intensity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-after-surgery
#6
Brooke E Lifland, Rita Mangione-Smith, Tonya M Palermo, Jennifer A Rabbitts
OBJECTIVES: Monitoring patient-centered health outcomes after hospital discharge is important for identifying patients experiencing poor recovery after surgery. Utilizing parent reports may improve the feasibility of monitoring recovery when children are not available to provide self-report. We therefore aimed to examine agreement between parent and child reports of child pain and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children after hospital discharge from inpatient surgery. METHODS: 295 children aged 8-18 years and their parents reported on child pain intensity using an 11-point Numerical Rating Scale and on HRQOL using the 0-to-100 point Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4...
December 8, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228882/medical-education-and-human-trafficking-using-simulation
#7
Hanni Stoklosa, Michelle Lyman, Carrie Bohnert, Olivia Mittel
Healthcare providers have the potential to play a crucial role in human trafficking prevention, identification, and intervention. However, trafficked patients are often unidentified due to lack of education and preparation available to healthcare professionals at all levels of training and practice. To increase victim identification in healthcare settings, providers need to be educated about the issue of trafficking and its clinical presentations in an interactive format that maximizes learning and ultimately patient-centered outcomes...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227433/integrating-essential-components-of-quality-improvement-into-a-new-paradigm-for-continuing-education
#8
Thomas J Van Hoof, Thomas P Meehan
Continuing education (CE) that strives to improve patient care in a complex health care system requires a different paradigm than CE that seeks to improve clinician knowledge and competence in an educational setting. A new paradigm for CE is necessary in order to change clinician behavior and to improve patient outcomes in an increasingly patient-centered, quality-oriented care context. The authors assert that a new paradigm should focus attention on an expanded and prioritized list of educational outcomes, starting with those that directly affect patients...
October 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226694/effectiveness-of-motivational-interviewing-for-improving-physical-activity-self-management-for-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-review
#9
Patricia Davern Soderlund
Objectives This review examines the effectiveness of motivational interviewing for physical activity self-management for adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2. Motivational interviewing is a patient centered individually tailored counseling intervention that aims to elicit a patient's own motivation for health behavior change. Review questions include (a) How have motivational interviewing methods been applied to physical activity interventions for adults with diabetes mellitus type 2? (b) What motivational interviewing approaches are associated with successful physical activity outcomes with diabetes mellitus 2? Methods Database searches used PubMed, CINAHL, and PsycINFO for the years 2000 to 2016...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226226/work-based-assessment-and-co-production-in-postgraduate-medical-training
#10
Eric S Holmboe
Assessment has always been an essential component of postgraduate medical education and for many years focused predominantly on various types of examinations. While examinations of medical knowledge and more recently of clinical skills with standardized patients can assess learner capability in controlled settings and provide a level of assurance for the public, persistent and growing concerns regarding quality of care and patient safety worldwide has raised the importance and need for better work-based assessments...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226052/developing-a-continuous-quality-improvement-assessment-using-a-patient-centered-approach-in-optimizing-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-disease-control
#11
Katelyn Mariko Updyke, Brittany Urso, Shazia Beg, James Solomon
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-organ, autoimmune disease in which patients lose self-tolerance and develop immune complexes which deposit systemically causing multi-organ damage and inflammation. Patients often experience unpredictable flares of symptoms with poorly identified triggers. Literature suggests exogenous exposures may contribute to flares in symptoms. An online pilot survey was marketed globally through social media to self-reported SLE patients with the goal to identify specific subpopulations who are susceptible to disease state changes based on analyzed exogenous factors...
October 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223328/shared-decision-making-during-surgical-consultation-for-gallstones-at-a-safety-net-hospital
#12
Krislynn M Mueck, Isabel M Leal, Charlie C Wan, Braden F Goldberg, Tamara E Saunders, Stefanos G Millas, Mike K Liang, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao
BACKGROUND: Understanding patient perspectives regarding shared decision-making is crucial to providing informed, patient-centered care. Little is known about perceptions of vulnerable patients regarding shared decision-making during surgical consultation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a validated tool reflects perceptions of shared decision-making accurately among patients seeking surgical consultation for gallstones at a safety-net hospital. METHODS: A mixed methods study was conducted in a sample of adult patients with gallstones evaluated at a safety-net surgery clinic between May to July 2016...
December 6, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222704/healthcare-system-barriers-to-long-term-follow-up-for-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-in-british-columbia-canada-a-qualitative-study
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A Fuchsia Howard, Arminee Kazanjian, Sheila Pritchard, Rob Olson, Haroon Hasan, Kelly Newton, Karen Goddard
PURPOSE: Risk-stratified life-long follow-up care is recommended for adult childhood cancer survivors (CCS) to ensure appropriate prevention, screening, and management of late effects. The identification of barriers to long-term follow-up (LTFU), particularly in varying healthcare service contexts, is essential to develop and refine services that are responsive to survivor needs. We aimed to explore CCS and healthcare professionals (HCP) perspectives of healthcare system factors that function as barriers to LTFU in British Columbia, Canada...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222075/examining-tensions-that-affect-the-evaluation-of-technology-in-health-care-considerations-for-system-decision-makers-from-the-perspective-of-industry-and-evaluators
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Laura Desveaux, James Shaw, Ross Wallace, Onil Bhattacharyya, R Sacha Bhatia, Trevor Jamieson
Virtual technologies have the potential to mitigate a range of challenges for health care systems. Despite the widespread use of mobile devices in everyday life, they currently have a limited role in health service delivery and clinical care. Efforts to integrate the fast-paced consumer technology market with health care delivery exposes tensions among patients, providers, vendors, evaluators, and system decision makers. This paper explores the key tensions between the high bar for evidence prior to market approval that guides health care regulatory decisions and the "fail fast" reality of the technology industry...
December 8, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221431/the-role-of-primary-care-providers-in-encouraging-older-patients-to-change-their-lifestyle-behaviors
#15
Shoshana H Bardach, Nancy E Schoenberg
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify older patients' perceptions of primary care providers' influence on their likelihood of improving diet and physical activity. METHODS: 104 adults ages 65 and older were interviewed immediately following a routine primary care visit about their plans and motivations for behavior change and how their clinic visit would influence their likelihood of making lifestyle changes. All interviews were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using a constant comparison approach...
September 8, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219876/effectiveness-of-patient-centered-interventions-on-falls-in-the-acute-care-setting-compared-to-usual-care-a-systematic-review
#16
Donna Avanecean, Dawn Calliste, Teresita Contreras, Yeogyeong Lim, Aileen Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Unintentional falls during hospitalization remain a concern for healthcare institutions globally despite implementation of various improvement strategies. Although the incidence of falls has been of heightened focus for many years and numerous studies have been done evaluating different approaches for fall prevention, fall rates remain high in acute care settings. Patient fall risk scales tend to address only particular intrinsic and extrinsic factors but do not adequately assess a patient's current fall risk status, subsequently warranting more patient-centered risk assessments and interventions...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219859/in-search-of-mobile-applications-for-patients-with-pelvic-floor-disorders
#17
Neha T Sudol, Emily Adams-Piper, Rachel Perry, Felicia Lane, Katherine T Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to identify patient-centered applications (apps) in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and to evaluate them using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system. METHODS: A comprehensive list of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery search terms was used to identify apps in the iTunes store. Apps that were eligible for scoring were in English, pertinent to the search term, patient centered, and accurate. All five authors independently evaluated eligible apps using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system and subsequently reconciled differences by discussion...
December 7, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214577/patient-empowerment-and-involvement-in-research
#18
Lilisbeth Perestelo-Pérez, Amado Rivero-Santana, Analia Abt-Sacks, Ana Toledo-Chavarri, Noe Brito, Yolanda Álvarez-Pérez, Nerea González-Hernández, Pedro Serrano-Aguilar
Patients with rare diseases often face difficulties in clinical care due to the low prevalence of their diseases and the resulting healthcare professionals' lack of expertise. Valid and standardized guidelines for clinical management are also lacking due to the scarcity of research and the variability of the clinical expressivity within each disease. In addition, in cases of rare diseases, the patient and health professional relationship may not fit with the traditional assumptions of medical care. Although the communication process between patients and healthcare professionals shares most of the general features of the standard patient-health professional interaction, rare diseases may be burdened with additional issues...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212990/-what-to-learn-from-the-patient-centered-medical-home
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2017: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212508/health-related-quality-of-life-among-adults-with-diverse-rare-disorders
#20
Kathleen R Bogart, Veronica L Irvin
BACKGROUND: Twenty-five to 30 million Americans live with a rare disease (RD) and share challenges unique to RD. The majority of research on RDs has focused on etiology, treatment and care, while the limited health-related quality of life (HRQL) research has been restricted to single RDs, small samples, or non-validated measures. This study reports HRQL among adults with diverse RDs, and compares their scores to those of the U.S. population and people with common chronic health conditions...
December 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
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