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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279635/reliability-and-validity-of-the-checklist-for-early-recognition-and-treatment-of-acute-illness-and-injury-as-a-charting-tool-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Alexander Kogan, Kelly M Pennington, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Mikhail Dziadzko, Courtney E Bennett, Jeffrey B Jensen, Ognjen Gajic, John C O'Horo
Background: Resuscitation of critically ill patients is complex and potentially prone to diagnostic errors and therapeutic harm. The Checklist for early recognition and treatment of acute illness and injury (CERTAIN) is an electronic tool that aims to provide decision-support, charting, and prompting for standardization. This study sought to evaluate the validity and reliability of CERTAIN in a real-time Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Materials and Methods: This was a prospective pilot study in the medical ICU of a tertiary care medical center...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260508/a-systematic-review-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-biologics-for-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Ewa Stawowczyk, Paweł Kawalec
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic autoimmune inflammation of the colon. The condition significantly decreases quality of life and generates a substantial economic burden for healthcare payers, patients and the society in which they live. Some patients require chronic pharmacotherapy, and access to novel biologic drugs might be crucial for long-term remission. The analyses of cost-effectiveness for biologic drugs are necessary to assess their efficiency and provide the best available drugs to patients...
December 19, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218808/the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-physical-activity-intervention-for-older-people-with-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-the-ipopp-pilot-trial-protocol
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E L Healey, C Jinks, N E Foster, C A Chew-Graham, T Pincus, L Hartshorne, K Cooke, E Nicholls, J Proctor, M Lewis, S Dent, S Wathall, E M Hay, J McBeth
INTRODUCTION: This pilot trial will inform the design and methods of a future full-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) and examine the feasibility, acceptability and fidelity of the Increasing Physical activity in Older People with chronic Pain (iPOPP) intervention, a healthcare assistant (HCA)-supported intervention to promote walking in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain in a primary care setting. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The iPOPP study is an individually randomized, multicentre, three-parallel-arm pilot RCT...
December 8, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209422/the-potential-of-palliative-care-for-patients-with-respiratory-diseases
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Georgia L Narsavage, Yea-Jyh Chen, Bettina Korn, Ronit Elk
Based on the demonstrated effectiveness of palliative care in the alleviation of symptoms and enhancement of life quality, it is important to incorporate palliative care early in the respiratory disease trajectory. Quality palliative care addresses eight domains that are all patient and family centred. Palliative care interventions in respiratory conditions include management of symptoms such as dyspnoea, cough, haemoptysis, sputum production, fatigue and respiratory secretion management, especially as the end-of-life nears...
December 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166260/the-development-and-content-validation-of-a-multidisciplinary-evidence-based-wound-infection-prevention-and-treatment-guideline
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Sammy A Zakhary, Chris Davey, Rebecca Bari, Jordan Bean, Tyler Reber, Kathy Gallagher, Kara Couch, Jennifer Hurlow, Karen Laforet, Corrine McIssac, Karen Napier, Diana Vilar-Compte, Emily Zakhary, Michel Hermans, Laura Bolton
Acute and chronic wound infections create clinical, economic, and patient-centered challenges best met by multidisciplinary wound care teams providing consistent, valid, clinically relevant, safe, evidence-based management across settings. To develop an evidence-based wound infection guideline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched from inception through August 1, 2017 using the terms (or synonyms) wound infection and risk factor, significant, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or surveillance...
November 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149877/key-bottlenecks-to-the-provision-of-safe-obstetric-anaesthesia-in-low-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-64-hospitals-in-uganda
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Isabella Epiu, Agnes Wabule, Andrew Kambugu, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa, Gerald Dubowitz
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in surgery and anaesthesia which significantly improve safety, many health facilities in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) remain chronically under-resourced with inability to cope effectively with serious obstetric complications (Knight et al., PLoS One 8:e63846, 2013). As a result many of these countries still have unacceptably high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. Recent data at the national referral hospitals in East Africa reported that none of the national referral hospitals met the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA) international standards required to provide safe obstetric anaesthesia (Epiu I: Challenges of Anesthesia in Low-and Middle-Income Countries...
November 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115022/self-care-agency-lifestyle-and-physical-condition-predict-future-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-people
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Chika Tanimura, Hiromi Matsumoto, Yasuko Tokushima, Junko Yoshimura, Shinji Tanishima, Hiroshi Hagino
The purpose of this 2 year longitudinal study was to identify the relationship between self-care agency, lifestyle, physical condition, and frailty among community-dwelling older people in a rural area of Japan. The participants were 133 older individuals aged 65 years or above. Data collection was conducted via face-to-face interviews using self-administered questionnaires. Background information, such as age, sex, current employment status, family structure, medication use, comorbidities, and knee and lower back pain, were assessed...
November 8, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107565/rubber-stamp-templates-for-improving-clinical-documentation-a-paper-based-m-health-approach-for-quality-improvement-in-low-resource-settings
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Bernadette Kleczka, Anita Musiega, Grace Rabut, Phoebe Wekesa, Paul Mwaniki, Michael Marx, Pratap Kumar
BACKGROUND: The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal #3.8 targets 'access to quality essential healthcare services'. Clinical practice guidelines are an important tool for ensuring quality of clinical care, but many challenges prevent their use in low-resource settings. Monitoring the use of guidelines relies on cumbersome clinical audits of paper records, and electronic systems face financial and other limitations. Here we describe a unique approach to generating digital data from paper using guideline-based templates, rubber stamps and mobile phones...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075437/chrodis-criteria-applied-to-the-mask-macvia-aria-sentinel-network-good-practice-in-allergic-rhinitis-a-sunfrail-report
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REVIEW
J Bousquet, G L Onorato, C Bachert, M Barbolini, A Bedbrook, L Bjermer, J Correia de Sousa, N H Chavannes, A A Cruz, E De Manuel Keenoy, P Devillier, J Fonseca, S Hun, T Kostka, P W Hellings, M Illario, J C Ivancevich, D Larenas-Linnemann, J Millot-Keurinck, D Ryan, B Samolinski, A Sheikh, A Yorgancioglu, I Agache, S Arnavielhe, M Bewick, I Annesi-Maesano, J M Anto, K C Bergmann, C Bindslev-Jensen, S Bosnic-Anticevich, J Bouchard, D P Caimmi, P Camargos, G W Canonica, V Cardona, A M Carriazo, C Cingi, E Colgan, A Custovic, R Dahl, P Demoly, G De Vries, W J Fokkens, J F Fontaine, B Gemicioğlu, N Guldemond, Z Gutter, T Haahtela, B Hellqvist-Dahl, E Jares, G Joos, J Just, N Khaltaev, T Keil, L Klimek, M L Kowalski, I Kull, P Kuna, V Kvedariene, D Laune, R Louis, A Magnan, J Malva, E Mathieu-Dupas, E Melén, E Menditto, M Morais-Almeida, R Mösges, J Mullol, R Murray, H Neffen, R O'Hehir, S Palkonen, N G Papadopoulos, G Passalacqua, J L Pépin, F Portejoie, D Price, B Pugin, F Raciborski, F E R Simons, M Sova, O Spranger, C Stellato, A Todo Bom, P V Tomazic, M Triggiani, A Valero, E Valovirta, O VandenPlas, A Valiulis, M van Eerd, M T Ventura, M Wickman, I Young, T Zuberbier, A Zurkuhlen, A Senn
A Good Practice is a practice that works well, produces good results, and is recommended as a model. MACVIA-ARIA Sentinel Network (MASK), the new Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative, is an example of a Good Practice focusing on the implementation of multi-sectoral care pathways using emerging technologies with real life data in rhinitis and asthma multi-morbidity. The European Union Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS) has developed a checklist of 28 items for the evaluation of Good Practices...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073537/diagnostic-accuracy-of-delirium-assessment-methods-in-critical-care-patients
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Angkita Barman, Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey, Anirban Bhattacharjee, Sonali Shinde Tesia, Jayanta Kumar Mitra
PURPOSE: Delirium is a disorder of decreased ability to focus, sustain or shift attention, change in cognition and or perception. The main objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) and Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) among the nursing and medical staff in a multidisciplinary ICU. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Three hundred ten verbally communicating and non-communicating patients (mean age in years 47...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042187/exploring-patient-experiences-of-a-pain-management-centre-a-qualitative-study
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Manasi M Mittinty, John Lee, Amanda C de C Williams, Natasha Curran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To improve care and management of patients with chronic pain it is important to understand patients' experiences of treatment, and of the people and the environment involved. As chronic pain patients often have long relationships with medical clinics and pain management centres, the team and team interactions with the patients could impact the treatment outcome. The aim of this study was to elicit as honest as possible an account of chronic pain patients' experiences associated with their care and feed this information back to the clinical team as motivation for improvement...
October 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034533/efficacy-tolerability-and-safety-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-chronic-pain-management-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
W Häuser, F Petzke, M-A Fitzcharles
Medicinal cannabis has already entered mainstream medicine in some countries. This systematic review (SR) aimed at evaluating the efficacy, acceptability and safety of cannabis-based medicines for chronic pain management. Qualitative systematic review of SRs of randomized controlled trials with cannabis-based medicines for chronic pain management. The Cochrane databases of SRs, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects and PubMed were searched for SR published in the period January 2009 to January 2017. Assessment of the methodological quality of SR was performed by the AMSTAR checklist...
October 15, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019477/comparing-axis-ii-scores-according-to-the-rdc-tmd-and-dc-tmd-in-israeli-patients
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Shoshana Reiter, Ilana Eli, Pessia Friedman-Rubin, Alona Emodi-Perlman, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Ephraim Winocur
AIMS: To use the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)-based instruments of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) and the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD)-based instruments of the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) in order to compare these Axis II scores in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. METHODS: Demographic and socioeconomic data, Axis I diagnoses, and Axis II evaluations (depression, nonspecific physical symptoms, anxiety, and Graded Chronic Pain Scale [GCPS]) were compared between two groups of patients-142 TMD patients diagnosed according to the RDC/TMD (RDC group) and 157 TMD patients diagnosed according to the DC/TMD (DC group)...
2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965941/building-a-transitional-care-checklist-in-rheumatology-a-delphi-like-survey
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Christina Akre, Joan-Carles Suris, Alexandre Belot, Marie Couret, Thanh-Thao Dang, Agnès Duquesne, Béatrice Fonjallaz, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Jean-Paul Larbre, Johannes Mattar, Anne Meynard, Susanne Schalm, Michaël Hofer
OBJECTIVES: To design a transitional care checklist to be used by and facilitate the work of health professionals in providing transitional care for children with a chronic rheumatologic disease and their families. METHODS: A Delphi-like study among an international expert panel was carried out in four steps: 1)a working group of 6 specialists established a draft; 2)a web-survey among a panel of international experts evaluated it; 3)a 2-day consensus conference with an expert panel discussed items not reaching agreement; 4)a web-survey among the panel of international experts with the list of reformulated items...
September 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962637/knowledge-translation-tools-for-parents-on-child-health-topics-a-scoping-review
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Lauren Albrecht, Shannon D Scott, Lisa Hartling
BACKGROUND: An emerging field of knowledge translation (KT) research has begun to focus on health consumers, particularly in child health. KT tools provide health consumers with research knowledge to inform health decision-making and may foster 'effective consumers'. Thus, the purpose of this scoping review was to describe the state of the field of previously published effectiveness research on child health-related KT tools for parents/caregivers to understand the evidence-base, identify gaps, and guide future research efforts...
September 29, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939015/the-role-of-self-efficacy-on-the-prognosis-of-chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Javier Martinez-Calderon, Carmen Zamora-Campos, Santiago Navarro-Ledesma, Alejandro Luque-Suarez
Evidence suggests that self-efficacy can play an essential role as a protective factor as well as a mediator in the relationship between pain and disability in people suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain. This study systematically reviewed and critically appraised the role of self-efficacy on the prognosis of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Study selection was on the basis of longitudinal studies testing the prognostic value of self-efficacy in chronic musculoskeletal pain. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale, the Cochrane Collaboration's tool, and the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies checklist were used to evaluate the risk of bias of included studies...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891153/a-randomized-trial-of-off-site-collaborative-care-for-depression-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus
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Fasiha Kanwal, Jeffrey M Pyne, Shahriar Tavakoli-Tabasi, Susan Nicholson, Brian Dieckgraefe, Erma Storay, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Jennifer R Kramer, Donna Smith, Shubhada Sansgiry, Aylin Tansel, Allen L Gifford, Steven M Asch
OBJECTIVE: To test the effectiveness of a collaborative depression care model in improving depression and hepatitis C virus (HCV) care. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Hepatitis C virus clinic patients who screened positive for depression at four Veterans Affairs Hospitals. STUDY DESIGN: We compared off-site depression collaborative care (delivered by depression care manager, pharmacist, and psychiatrist) with usual care in a randomized trial...
September 11, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866778/systematic-review-of-the-costs-and-benefits-of-prescribed-cannabis-based-medicines-for-the-management-of-chronic-illness-lessons-from-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Samuel Herzog, Marian Shanahan, Peter Grimison, Anh Tran, Nicole Wong, Nicholas Lintzeris, John Simes, Martin Stockler, Rachael L Morton
INTRODUCTION: Cannabis-based medicines (CBMs) may offer relief from symptoms of disease; however, their additional cost needs to be considered alongside their effectiveness. We sought to review the economic costs and benefits of prescribed CBMs in any chronic illness, and the frameworks used for their economic evaluation. METHODS: A systematic review of eight medical and economic databases, from inception to mid-December 2016, was undertaken. MeSH headings and text words relating to economic costs and benefits, and CBMs were combined...
September 2, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733942/perceived-stress-in-patients-with-migraine-a-case-control-study
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Hye-Jin Moon, Jong-Geun Seo, Sung-Pa Park
BACKGROUND: Perceived stress is the most common trigger for migraine. The objective of this study was to examine the clinical significance of perceived stress in migraine patients. METHODS: This is a case-control study. Consecutive migraine patients who visited a tertiary care hospital were enrolled for this study. They completed self-reported questionnaires including Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), 12-item Allodynia Symptom Checklist (ASC-12), Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MSQ)...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641166/care-coordination-at-a-pediatric-accountable-care-organization-aco-a-qualitative-analysis
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Baria Hafeez, Sophia Miller, Anup D Patel, Zachary M Grinspan
OBJECTIVE: Care coordinators may help manage care for children with chronic illness. Their role in pediatric epilepsy care is understudied. We aimed to qualitatively describe the content of a care coordination intervention for children with epilepsy. METHODS: We conducted nine semi-structured interviews and one focus group with care coordinators at a pediatric accountable care organization (ACO) in Ohio. The care coordinators used a modified version of a published care coordination checklist for children with epilepsy (Patel AD, 2014)...
June 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
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