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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422968/the-impact-of-a-point-of-care-testing-device-on-cvd-risk-assessment-completion-in-new-zealand-primary-care-practice-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-and-qualitative-investigation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Sue Wells, Natasha Rafter, Timothy Kenealy, Geoff Herd, Kyle Eggleton, Rose Lightfoot, Kim Arcus, Angela Wadham, Yannan Jiang, Chris Bullen
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of a point of care (POC) device for testing lipids and HbA1c in addition to testing by community laboratory facilities (usual practice) on the completion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessments in general practice. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial in 20 New Zealand general practices stratified by size and rurality and randomised to POC device plus usual practice or usual practice alone (controls)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404502/modelling-adverse-treatment-outcomes-of-hiv-infected-adolescents-attending-public-sector-hiv-clinics-in-lusaka
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I Fwemba, P Musonda
BACKGROUND: In resource-limited setting, there is scarce evidence comparing antiretroviral therapy (ART) outcomes among HIV-infected adolescents to that of other age groups. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: We analysed data from 25 ART facilities in Lusaka District, comparing treatment-naïve ART-eligible young adolescents (10-14 years), older adolescents (15-19) and young adults (20-24 years) initiating first-line ART to those aged 24 years or older. The adjusted relative risk (RR) of failure to achieve an adequate CD4 response (defined as failure to increase CD4 count by ≥ 50 cells/mm(3) at 6 months or by ≥ 100 cells/mm(3)) at 6 or 12 months after ART initiation was modelled using log-binomial regression...
March 6, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397559/cost-analysis-of-a-multidisciplinary-aerodigestive-clinic-are-such-clinics-financially-feasible
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Pamela A Mudd, Allison L Silva, Susan S Callicott, Nancy M Bauman
OBJECTIVE: Multidisciplinary clinics offer important value to pediatric patients with complex conditions that overlap specialties; however, such labor-intensive clinics are difficult to facilitate. We performed a cost analysis of our pediatric multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic (MADC) to assess its financial feasibility at our tertiary care institution. METHOD: Revenue was based on net collections for clinic, professional, and hospital setting charges generated during 12 consecutive monthly MADCs beginning August 2013...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381246/-fit-for-school-a-school-based-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-programme-to-improve-child-health-results-from-a-longitudinal-study-in-cambodia-indonesia-and-lao-pdr
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Denise Duijster, Bella Monse, Jed Dimaisip-Nabuab, Pantjawidi Djuharnoko, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien, Martin Hobdell, Katrin Kromeyer-Hauschild, Yung Kunthearith, Maria Carmela Mijares-Majini, Nicole Siegmund, Panith Soukhanouvong, Habib Benzian
BACKGROUND: The Fit for School (FIT) programme integrates school health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions, which are implemented by the Ministries of Education in four Southeast Asian countries. This paper describes the findings of a Health Outcome Study, which aimed to assess the two-year effect of the FIT programme on the parasitological, weight, and oral health status of children attending schools implementing the programme in Cambodia, Indonesia and Lao PDR. METHODS: The study was a non-randomized clustered controlled trial with a follow-up period of two years...
April 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376834/modifications-to-art-service-delivery-models-by-health-facilities-in-uganda-in-promotion-of-intervention-sustainability-a-mixed-methods-study
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Henry Zakumumpa, Sara Bennett, Freddie Ssengooba
BACKGROUND: In November 2015, WHO released new treatment guidelines recommending that all diagnosed as HIV positive be enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Sustaining and expanding ART scale-up programs in resource-limited settings will require adaptations and modifications to traditional ART delivery models to meet the rapid increase in demand. We identify modifications to ART service delivery models by health facilities in Uganda to sustain ART interventions over a 10-year period (2004-2014)...
April 4, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362063/adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-asia-a-comparative-analysis-of-two-regional-cohorts
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Rimke Bijker, Awachana Jiamsakul, Cissy Kityo, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Margaret Siwale, Praphan Phanuphak, Sulaimon Akanmu, Romanee Chaiwarith, Ferdinand W Wit, Benedict Lh Sim, Tamara Sonia Boender, Rossana Ditangco, Tobias F Rinke De Wit, Annette H Sohn, Raph L Hamers
INTRODUCTION: Our understanding of how to achieve optimal long-term adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in settings where the burden of HIV disease is highest remains limited. We compared levels and determinants of adherence over time between HIV-positive persons receiving ART who were enrolled in a bi-regional cohort in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. METHODS: This multicentre prospective study of adults starting first-line ART assessed patient-reported adherence at follow-up clinic visits using a 30-day visual analogue scale...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350153/-smoking-policy-in-mental-health-care
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P Hopman, M Blankers, G Dom, R Keet
BACKGROUND: People with mental illnesses tend to smoke more often and more heavily than other members of the public and their addiction to tobacco also has harmful effects on their physical health. So far, however, limited priority was given to smoking cessation in mental health care settings. AIM: To provide insight into the formal and informal smoking policies of Dutch mental health care organisations and into the nature and extent of the smoking cessation support they offer, and, additionally, to look at the opportunities for improvement in clinical settings...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330486/relationships-between-structure-process-and-outcome-to-assess-quality-of-integrated-chronic-disease-management-in-a-rural-south-african-setting-applying-a-structural-equation-model
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Soter Ameh, Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen M Tollman, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
BACKGROUND: South Africa faces a complex dual burden of chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In response, the Integrated Chronic Disease Management (ICDM) model was initiated in primary health care (PHC) facilities in 2011 to leverage the HIV/ART programme to scale-up services for NCDs, achieve optimal patient health outcomes and improve the quality of medical care. However, little is known about the quality of care in the ICDM model. The objectives of this study were to: i) assess patients' and operational managers' satisfaction with the dimensions of ICDM services; and ii) evaluate the quality of care in the ICDM model using Avedis Donabedian's theory of relationships between structure (resources), process (clinical activities) and outcome (desired result of healthcare) constructs as a measure of quality of care...
March 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325236/improving-quality-and-access-to-radiation-therapy-an-iaea-perspective
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REVIEW
May Abdel-Wahab, Eduardo Zubizarreta, Alfredo Polo, Ahmed Meghzifene
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been involved in radiation therapy since soon after its creation in 1957. In response to the demands of Member States, the IAEA׳s activities relating to radiation therapy have focused on supporting low- and middle-income countries to set up radiation therapy facilities, expand the scope of treatments, or gradually transition to new technologies. In addition, the IAEA has been very active in providing internationally harmonized guidelines on clinical, dosimetry, medical physics, and safety aspects of radiation therapy...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296301/imaging-acquisition-display-performance-an-evaluation-and-discussion-of-performance-metrics-and-procedures
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Michael S Silosky, Rebecca M Marsh, Ann L Scherzinger
When The Joint Commission updated its Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services for hospitals and ambulatory care facilities on July 1, 2015, among the new requirements was an annual performance evaluation for acquisition workstation displays. The purpose of this work was to evaluate a large cohort of acquisition displays used in a clinical environment and compare the results with existing performance standards provided by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293286/who-seeks-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-care-in-kenya-a-descriptive-clinic-profile-at-a-tertiary-referral-facility
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Judy Wanjiru Kamau, Olayinka O Omigbodun, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Babatunde Adedokun
BACKGROUND: The presence of psychiatric morbidity in the child and adolescent age group is demonstrable in various studies conducted in various settings in Kenya. This study set out to determine the psychiatric morbidity and socio-demographic profile of patients who eventually present for care at a tertiary specialist child and adolescent mental health clinic in Kenya. Knowledge of the patterns of presentation of disorders is crucial for planning of service scale up as well as serving as a useful training guide...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264670/examining-the-quality-of-childhood-tuberculosis-diagnosis-in-cambodia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Julia B Frieze, Rajendra-Prasad Yadav, Khann Sokhan, Song Ngak, Team Bak Khim
BACKGROUND: Cambodia is one of the 22 countries with the highest TB burden. While childhood TB is estimated to make up 10-20% of total TB cases in high-burden settings, this proportion ranges from 1.3 to 39.4% throughout Cambodia's provinces, suggesting potential under- and over-diagnosis of childhood TB, subnationally. The proportion of case notifications classified as extrapulmonary TB out of total TB case notifications in children is 87%, greatly exceeding the expected global range of 20-30%...
March 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256158/treatment-outcomes-and-patterns-of-radiologic-appearance-after-hypofractionated-image-guided-radiotherapy-delivered-with-helical-tomotherapy-hht-for-lung-tumours
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Stefano Arcangeli, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Stefano Bracci, Alessandro Greco, Alessia Monaco, Jessica Dognini, Cinzia Chiostrini, Rita Bellavita, Cynthia Aristei, Vittorio Donato
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate treatment outcomes and patterns of CT lung injury after hypofractionated image-guided radiotherapy delivered with helical tomotherapy (HHT) in a series of inoperable lung lesions. METHODS: 68 patients who were medically inoperable (69 lesions) without evidence of viable extrathoracic disease were included. Dose prescription was driven by tumour location (hilar/pericentral vs peripheral) and/or target volume. 52% of the lesions received a biological equivalent dose (BED10) ≥100 Gy...
March 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245264/longitudinal-analysis-of-antibody-responses-in-symptomatic-malaria-cases-do-not-mirror-parasite-transmission-in-peri-urban-area-of-cote-d-ivoire-between-2010-and-2013
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David Koffi, Marie-Louise Varela, Cheikh Loucoubar, Sylvain Beourou, Inès Vigan-Womas, Aissatou Touré, Joseph Allico Djaman, André Offianan Touré, Ronald Perraut
BACKGROUND: In the agenda towards malaria eradication, assessment of both malaria exposure and efficacy of anti-vectorial and therapeutic strategies is a key component of management and the follow-up of field interventions. The simultaneous use of several antigens (Ags) as serological markers has the potential for accurate evaluation of malaria exposure. Here we aimed to measure the longitudinal evolution of the background levels of immunity in an urban setting in confirmed clinical cases of malaria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231265/resist-diabetes-a-randomized-clinical-trial-for-resistance-training-maintenance-in-adults-with-prediabetes
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Brenda M Davy, Richard A Winett, Jyoti Savla, Elaina L Marinik, Mary Elizabeth Baugh, Kyle D Flack, Tanya M Halliday, Sarah A Kelleher, Sheila G Winett, David M Williams, Soheir Boshra
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a social cognitive theory (SCT)-based intervention improves resistance training (RT) maintenance and strength, and reduces prediabetes prevalence. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Sedentary, overweight/obese (BMI: 25-39.9 kg/m2) adults aged 50-69 (N = 170) with prediabetes participated in the 15-month trial. Participants completed a supervised 3-month RT (2×/wk) phase and were randomly assigned (N = 159) to one of two 6-month maintenance conditions: SCT or standard care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216782/indian-psychiatric-society-survey-on-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Sandeep Grover, Ajit Avasthi
AIM: This survey aimed to assess the utility of the earlier published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) by IPS and to understand the expectations of members of Indian Psychiatric Society from the proposed revised CPGs. In addition, the survey also evaluated the current level of practice of psychiatry in terms of availability of different investigation facilities, prescription patterns in terms of use of polypharmacy, and competence in carrying out certain nonpharmacological treatments...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182618/the-evolving-landscape-of-hiv-drug-resistance-diagnostics-for-expanding-testing-in-resource-limited-settings
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Seth C Inzaule, Raph L Hamers, Roger Paredes, Chunfu Yang, Rob Schuurman, Tobias F Rinke de Wit
Global scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has dramatically changed the prospects of HIV/AIDS disease rendering life-long chronic care and treatment a reality for millions of HIV-infected patients. Affordable technologies to monitor ART are needed to ensure long-term durability of limited available drug regimens. HIV drug resistance tests can complement existing strategies in optimizing clinical decision-making for patients with treatment failure, in addition to facilitating population-based surveillance of HIV drug resistance...
February 9, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166795/ethical-framework-for-the-detection-management-and-communication-of-incidental-findings-in-imaging-studies-building-on-an-interview-study-of-researchers-practices-and-perspectives
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Eline M Bunnik, Lisa van Bodegom, Wim Pinxten, Inez D de Beaufort, Meike W Vernooij
BACKGROUND: As thousands of healthy research participants are being included in small and large imaging studies, it is essential that dilemmas raised by the detection of incidental findings are adequately handled. Current ethical guidance indicates that pathways for dealing with incidental findings should be in place, but does not specify what such pathways should look like. Building on an interview study of researchers' practices and perspectives, we identified key considerations for the set-up of pathways for the detection, management and communication of incidental findings in imaging research...
February 6, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153000/effectiveness-of-the-cardiac-diabetes-transcare-program-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Chiung-Jung Jo Wu, John J Atherton, Richard J MacIsaac, Mary Courtney, Anne M Chang, David R Thompson, Karam Kostner, Andrew I MacIsaac, Michael d'Emden, Nick Graves, Steven M McPhail
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the Cardiac-Diabetes Transcare program which is a transitional care, multi-modal self-management program for patients with acute coronary syndrome comorbid with type 2 diabetes. Prior research has indicated people hospitalised with dual cardiac and diabetes diagnoses are at an elevated risk of hospital readmissions, morbidity and mortality. The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness (and cost-effectiveness) of a Cardiac-Diabetes Transcare intervention program on 6-month readmission rate in comparison to usual care...
February 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137702/assessing-mobile-phone-access-and-perceptions-for-texting-based-mhealth-interventions-among-expectant-mothers-and-child-caregivers-in-remote-regions-of-northern-kenya-a-survey-based-descriptive-study
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Abdul Momin Kazi, Jason-Louis Carmichael, Galgallo Waqo Hapanna, Patrick Gikaria Wangoo, Sarah Karanja, Denis Wanyama, Samuel Opondo Muhula, Lennie Bazira Kyomuhangi, Mores Loolpapit, Gilbert Bwire Wangalwa, Koki Kinagwi, Richard Todd Lester
BACKGROUND: With a dramatic increase in mobile phone use in low- and middle-income countries, mobile health (mHealth) has great potential to connect health care services directly to participants enrolled and improve engagement of care. Rural and remote global settings may pose both significant challenges and opportunities. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to understand the demographics, phone usage and ownership characteristics, and feasibility among patients in rural and remote areas of Kenya of having text messaging (short messaging service, SMS)-based mHealth intervention for improvements in antenatal care attendance and routine immunization among children in Northern Kenya...
January 30, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
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