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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925080/technological-innovation-for-peripheral-venipuncture-ultrasound-training
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Andrey Maciel de Oliveira, Mitzy Tannia Reichembach Danski, Edivane Pedrolo
Objective: to evaluate the training of nurses in the use of ultrasound in peripheral venipuncture. Method: descriptive research of quantitative approach performed with nurses as part of an analytical cross-sectional study in two patient care centers: an intensive care unit and an adult emergency center. Results: the results showed contributions of training for professional skill and visibility of nurses, requiring, however, more time for complete assimilation of this technological innovation as a safer clinical practice...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903774/-they-shouldn-t-be-coming-to-the-ed-should-they-a-descriptive-service-evaluation-of-why-patients-with-palliative-care-needs-present-to-the-emergency-department
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Emilie Green, Sarah Ward, Will Brierley, Ben Riley, Henna Sattar, Tim Harris
BACKGROUND: Patients with palliative care needs frequently attend the emergency department (ED). There is no international agreement on which patients are best cared for in the ED, compared to the primary care setting or direct admission to the hospital. This article presents the quantitative phase of a mixed-methods service evaluation, exploring the reasons why patients with palliative care needs present to the ED. METHODS: This is a single-center, observational study including all patients under the care of a specialist palliative care team who presented to the ED over a 10-week period...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886989/u-s-department-of-defense-multiple-parameter-biodosimetry-network
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William F Blakely, Alexander Romanyukha, Selena M Hayes, Ricardo A Reyes, H Michael Stewart, Matthew H Hoefer, Anthony Williams, Thad Sharp, L Andrew Huff
The U.S. Department of Defense (USDOD) service members are at risk of exposure to ionizing radiation due to radiation accidents, terrorist attacks and national defense activities. The use of biodosimetry is a standard of care for the triage and treatment of radiation injuries. Resources and procedures need to be established to implement a multiple-parameter biodosimetry system coupled with expert medial guidance to provide an integrated radiation diagnostic system to meet USDOD requirements. Current USDOD biodosimetry capabilities were identified and recommendations to fill the identified gaps are provided...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870667/the-role-of-dedicated-musculoskeletal-urgent-care-centers-in-reducing-cost-and-improving-access-to-orthopaedic-care
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Travis J Anderson, Peter L Althausen
OBJECTIVES: Over the past few years, the United States has seen the rapid growth of dedicated musculoskeletal urgent care centers owned and operated by individual orthopaedic practices. In June of 2014, our practice opened the first dedicated orthopaedic urgent care in the region staffed by physician assistants and supervised by orthopaedic surgeons. Our hypothesis is that such centers can safely improve orthopaedic care for ambulatory orthopaedic injuries, decrease volume for overburdened emergency departments (EDs), reduce wait times and significantly decrease the cost of care while improving access to orthopaedic specialists...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867883/demographic-details-clinical-features-and-nutritional-characteristics-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-south-indian-tertiary-center-experience
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Mini Joseph, Asha H Shyamasunder, Riddhi D Gupta, Vijayalakshmi Anand, Nihal Thomas
CONTEXT: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) accounts for 5-10% of all diagnosed diabetes and the highest incidence is found in India. AIMS: The main objectives were to study the demographic, clinical, and nutritional characteristics of young adults with T1DM and its effect glycosylated hemoglobin levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among young adults with T1DM (18-45 years of age) in a tertiary hospital in South India...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858564/preparing-for-value-based-payment-a-stepwise-approach-for-cancer-centers
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Kerin B Adelson, Salimah Velji, Kavita Patel, Basit Chaudhry, Catherine Lyons, Rogerio Lilenbaum
Most cancer centers are ill-equipped to pursue value-based payment (VBP) because of limited information on their population's cost of care. Herein, we outline the stepwise approach used by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in our pursuit of better value care. First, we addressed institutional barriers. A move toward value required demonstration to Yale-New Haven Health System leadership that OCM would improve patient care, fund new infrastructure, and provide the opportunity to gain experience with VBP without a major threat to the financial stability of the health system...
October 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855773/email-communication-in-a-developing-country-different-family-physician-and-patient-perspectives
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Nisrine N Makarem, Jumana Antoun
BACKGROUND: Email communication between physicians and patients could improve access to and delivery of health care. Most of the literature studies about email communication between physicians and patients have been conducted in developing countries. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the practices, attitudes, and barriers of both physicians' and patients' use of email within the same health care setting of a developing country. METHODS: A cross-sectional paper-based survey was conducted among 39 physicians and 500 patients at the Family Medicine clinics of the American University of Beirut, a tertiary academic medical center...
2016: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853031/the-post-ebola-virus-disease-scourge-in-nigeria-individual-levels-of-preparedness-among-physicians-in-the-federal-capital-territory-abuja
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Adewale L Alli, Maxwell M Nwegbu, Perpetua U Ibekwe, Titus S Ibekwe
BACKGROUND: Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a viral hemorrhagic illness with great propensity for spread across international borders. The latest outbreak in the West African region, which involved Nigeria, was the worst among previously documented 25 outbreaks since discovery in 1976. The Nigerian response toward attaining Ebola free status was phenomenal and a case study for most nations. However, the persistence of EVD in West Africa is still a risk to recurrence, hence, the need to assess the level of consciousness of Nigerian physicians towards this...
October 2016: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851797/a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-mental-health-and-psychosocial-contexts-of-hiv-positive-adolescents-in-tanzania
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Megan K Ramaiya, Kristen A Sullivan, Karen O' Donnell, Coleen K Cunningham, Aisa M Shayo, Blandina T Mmbaga, Dorothy E Dow
Although 85% of HIV-positive adolescents reside in sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about the psychosocial and mental health factors affecting their daily well-being. Identifying these contextual variables is key to development of culturally appropriate and effective interventions for this understudied and high-risk population. The purpose of this study was to identify salient psychosocial and mental health challenges confronted by HIV-positive youth in a resource-poor Tanzanian setting. A total of 24 qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of adolescents aged 12-24 receiving outpatient HIV care at a medical center in Moshi, Tanzania...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846070/implementation-and-operational-research-an-integrated-and-comprehensive-service-delivery-model-to-improve-pediatric-and-maternal-hiv-care-in-rural-africa
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Anna Gamell, Tracy R Glass, Lameck B Luwanda, Herry Mapesi, Leila Samson, Tom Mtoi, Angelo Nyamtema, Lukas Muri, Alex Ntamatungiro, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Manuel Battegay, Emilio Letang
BACKGROUND: Strategies to improve HIV diagnosis and linkage into care, antiretroviral treatment coverage, and treatment outcomes of mothers and children are urgently needed in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: From December 2012, we implemented an intervention package to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and pediatric HIV care in our rural Tanzanian clinic, consisting of: (1) creation of a PMTCT and pediatric unit integrated within the reproductive and child health clinic; (2) implementation of electronic medical records; (3) provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling in the hospital wards; and (4) early infant diagnosis test performed locally...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843851/predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-center
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Abraham M Ittyachen, Smitha Krishnamoorthy, Arun N Bhatt, Shanavas Abdulla, Jijo Oommen Roy, M Sugathan, Kevin Ambadan, Jelty Kuriakose
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a high degree of mortality and morbidity around the world with the burden of the disease being more in the developing countries. In the Indian context data is limited. This study was carried out to determine the predictors of outcome in patients admitted with acute exacerbation of COPD in a rural Tertiary Care Center in the state of Kerala. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826606/resolution-of-calciphylaxis-after-urgent-kidney-transplantation-in-3-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-failure
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Espen Nordheim, Dag Olav Dahle, Ingrid Marie Syse, Anders Åsberg, Anna V Reisæter, Anders Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), also referred to as calciphylaxis, is a rare and serious complication of kidney failure with limited treatment options. Kidney transplantation (KTX) restores kidney function and is hence a potential treatment option for CUA. We present 3 patients who had their CUA lesions successfully healed after urgent KTX. METHODS: Data were retrospectively retrieved from hospital records at our national transplant center. RESULTS: All 3 patients had previously been kidney transplanted and had experienced graft loss and were in stage 5 kidney failure when CUA developed...
November 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825589/women-s-preferred-sources-for-primary-and-mental-health-care-implications-for-reproductive-health-providers
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Kelli Stidham Hall, Lisa H Harris, Vanessa K Dalton
PURPOSE: To describe women's preferences for reproductive health providers as sources of primary and mental health care. METHODS: This is secondary data analysis of the Women's Health Care Experiences and Preferences Study, an Internet survey conducted in September 2013 of 1,078 women aged 18 to 55 randomly sampled from a U.S. national probability panel. We estimated women's preferred and usual sources of care (reproductive health providers, generalists, other) for various primary care and mental health care services using weighted statistics and multiple logistic regression...
November 4, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818445/the-medical-home-experience-of-low-income-children-with-non-urgent-encounters-in-acute-care-settings
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Jean L Raphael, Carl Tapia, Leah S Fischer, John McKeever, Angelo P Giardino
PURPOSE: Assess relationships between having a medical home and health care-seeking behavior attitudes among parents of low-income children with non-urgent encounters in acute settings (emergency, urgent care centers). METHODS: We analyzed data from 1,743 publicly insured children within non-urgent encounters. Parents completed surveys assessing medical home access and attitudes regarding health care-seeking behavior. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to investigate relationships between medical home access and attitudes...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816954/metabolite-profiling-can-change-health-care-delivery-to-obese-patients-with-fatty-liver-disease-the-search-for-biomarkers
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Jordi Camps, Jorge Joven
Comorbidities associated with obesity have become a worldwide public health concern. Obesity-associated hepatic steatosis is not benign, and the risk of developing severe liver disease is high. Currently, biopsy is the only clinical tool available for the diagnosis of pathological alterations in the liver. However, the procedure is painful and not without risk. As such, there is a need to identify non-invasive biomarkers of steatosis. There has been considerable progress in this area, but research appears to be limited to measurements of levels of certain parameters in patients with liver impairment relative to those of healthy controls...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802865/contralateral-compartment-syndrome-inoculated-by-invasive-group-a-streptococcus
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Huiwen Chen, Sean Thomas Mcphillips, Vishnu Chundi
Compartment syndrome is a rare but a well-documented complication in patients with trauma-induced group A streptococcus infection. Here, we present a case of a male who developed compartment syndrome on the left lower extremity after an injury inoculated by group A streptococcus on the right lower extremity. The patient was resuscitated with antibiotics, urgent fasciotomy, and immunoglobulin. The patient was eventually transferred to a burn center for further care.
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801802/water-related-impacts-of-climate-change-on-agriculture-and-subsequently-on-public-health-a-review-for-generalists-with-particular-reference-to-pakistan
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Toqeer Ahmed, Miklas Scholz, Furat Al-Faraj, Wajeeha Niaz
Water-related impacts due to change in climatic conditions ranging from water scarcity to intense floods and storms are increasing in developing countries like Pakistan. Water quality and waterborne diseases like hepatitis, cholera, typhoid, malaria and dengue fever are increasing due to chaotic urbanization, industrialization, poor hygienic conditions, and inappropriate water management. The morbidity rate is high due to lack of health care facilities, especially in developing countries. Organizations linked to the Government of Pakistan (e...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801708/pediatric-critical-care-transport-as-a-conduit-to-terminal-extubation-at-home-a-case-series
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Corina Noje, Meghan L Bernier, Philomena M Costabile, Bruce L Klein, Sapna R Kudchadkar
OBJECTIVES: To present our single-center's experience with three palliative critical care transports home from the PICU for terminal extubation. DESIGN: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients transported between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014. SETTING: All cases were identified from our institutional pediatric transport database. PATIENTS: Patients were terminally ill children unable to separate from mechanical ventilation in the PICU, who were transported home for terminal extubation and end-of-life care according to their families' wishes...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789349/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-adolescents-presenting-with-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
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Amanda G Cooke, Timothy L McCavit, George R Buchanan, Jacquelyn M Powers
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical severity and initial treatment of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in adolescent females with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) in our center DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of electronic medical records via search of administrative records using International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for IDA or unspecified anemia and disorders of menstruation SETTING: Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas PARTICIPANTS: 107 patients with HMB and concomitant IDA (median age 14...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783789/hospital-discharge-of-patients-with-disabling-neurological-injury-necessary-referrals-to-rehabilitation
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Wiliam César Alves Machado, Vera Maria da Silva, Rafael André da Silva, Ricardo Luiz Ramos, Nébia Maria Almeida de Figueiredo, Elen Martins da Silva Castelo Branco, Luciana Krauss Rezende, Mônica de Almeida Carreiro
The present qualitative study was conducted in the second semester of 2014 via interviews with 12 doctors and 13 nurses working as managers at a large hospital that serves as a reference center for urgent and emergent care in the Zona da Mata region of Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The study sought to identify the criteria that doctors and nurses use to discharge individuals with disabling neurological injury with instructions related to accessing physical rehabilitation programs. Thematic content analysis was used to examine data...
October 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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