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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727186/telephone-monitoring-and-home-visits-significantly-improved-the-quality-of-life-treatment-adherence-and-lung-function-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Elisavet-Anna Chrysochoou, Elpis Hatziagorou, Fotis Kirvassilis, John Tsanakas
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic and systemic disease with a progressive course. As survival rates continue to improve, there is a growing demand for new therapeutic options that improve treatment adherence, disease management and quality of life (QoL) (1). The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a home care programme for children with CF and to assess the value of regular telephone contact with the CF team based at Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. This article is protected by copyright...
July 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726526/integrated-care-coordination-by-an-interprofessional-team-reduces-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalisations-at-an-academic-health-centre
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Anne H Gaglioti, Patrick Barlow, Kate DuChene Thoma, George R Bergus
People with chronic behavioural and physical health conditions have higher healthcare costs and mortality rates than patients with chronic physical conditions alone. As a result, there has been promotion of integrated care for this group. It is important to train primary care residents to practice in integrated models of care with interprofessional teams and to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated care models to promote high-quality care for this at-risk group. We implemented an integrated, interprofessional care management programme for adults with chronic mental and physical health needs as part of a curriculum for family medicine and family medicine psychiatry residents...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724423/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-telephone-based-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-in-primary-care-study-protocol-of-tide-telephone-intervention-for-depression
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Birgit Watzke, Elisa Haller, Maya Steinmann, Daniela Heddaeus, Martin Härter, Hans-Helmut König, Karl Wegscheider, Thomas Rosemann
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of evidence-based treatments for depression, a large proportion of patients remains untreated or adequate treatment is initiated with delay. This situation is particularly critical in primary care, where not only most individuals first seek help for their mental health problems, but also depressive disorders - particularly mild to moderate levels of severity - are highly prevalent given the high comorbidity of chronic somatic conditions and depression...
July 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720463/incidence-rates-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-gbs-chronic-fatigue-systemic-exertion-intolerance-disease-cfs-seid-and-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots-prior-to-introduction-of-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccination-among-adolescent-girls-in-finland-2002-2012
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J Skufca, J Ollgren, E Ruokokoski, O Lyytikäinen, H Nohynek
BACKGROUND: In Finland a vaccination programme against human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced in November 2013 for girls aged 11-12 years with a catchup for girls 13-15 years. Allegations that HPV vaccine is causing Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) and non-specific diagnostic entities, such as chronic fatigue syndrome/systemic exertion intolerance disease (CFS/SEID) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), continue to surface. We examined population register-based incidence rates of CFS/SEID, GBS and POTS to provide baseline data for future HPV vaccine safety evaluations...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719553/the-effect-of-a-lay-led-group-based-self-management-program-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-danish-version-of-the-chronic-pain-self-management-programme
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Mimi Mehlsen, Lea Hegaard, Eva Ørnbøl, Jens Søndergaard Jensen, Per Fink, Lisbeth Frostholm
The Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Programme (CPSMP) consists of six 2½-hour weekly workshops focusing on how to manage pain in daily life. The workshops are facilitated by two workshop leaders of whom at least one must suffer from a long-term pain condition. The program is highly structured and manualized. Only few controlled trials testing the effect of CPSMP exist.Enrolled in the study were 424 adults from 19 Danish municipalities, (72% women; age: 25-93 years) with pain of any etiology and great variation in pain history (0-50 yrs)...
June 22, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713277/does-the-strategy-of-risk-group-testing-for-hepatitis-c-hit-the-target
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Mirjana R Jovanovic, Aleksandar Miljatovic, Laslo Puskas, Slobodan Kapor, Dijana L Puskas
In the European Union, it is estimated that there are 5.5 million individuals with chronic infection of hepatitis C. Intravenous drug abuse is undoubtedly the key source of the hepatitis C epidemic in Europe and the most efficient mode of transmission of HCV infections (primarily due to short incubation time, but also because the virus is introduced directly into the blood stream with the infected needle). Potentially high-risk and vulnerable populations in Europe (and the world) include immigrants, prisoners, sex workers, men having sex with men, individuals infected with HIV, psychoactive substance users etc...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712328/knowledge-of-hypertension-and-its-management-among-hypertensive-patients-on-chronic-medicines-at-primary-health-care-public-sector-facilities-in-south-africa-findings-and-implications
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E M Rampamba, J C Meyer, E Helberg, B Godman
BACKGROUND: High and growing prevalence rates of hypertension in South Africa. Consequently, there is a need to assess knowledge and management among hypertensive patients receiving chronic medication from primary health care (PHC) facilities in South Africa as a basis for improving future management. This is important as South Africa seeks to improve its management of chronic diseases. METHOD: Descriptive, quantitative study amongst chronic hypertensive patients in the chronic disease programme...
July 17, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707039/moving-on-transitioning-young-people-with-chronic-kidney-disease-to-adult-care
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Anna Francis, David W Johnson, Jonathan C Craig, Germaine Wong
Advances in the care of children mean that adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are surviving to adulthood and requiring transition to adult care. The transition phase is well-recognised to be associated with considerable excess morbidity and graft loss, but these outcomes may be avoidable through a structured transition programme. This review will discuss the (1) challenges encountered by patients with CKD, caregivers and clinicians during transition; (2) predictors and outcomes of transition; (3) current guidelines on transition from paediatric to adult renal services; (4) interventions and research directions that may help to improve the care and outcomes for young people with CKD in transition...
July 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705563/la-transition-enfant-adulte-pour-les-patients-souffrant-de-troubles-des-conduites-alimentaires
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Corinne Blanchet-Collet, Hervé Lefevre, Marie Rose Moro
THE CHILD-ADULT TRANSITION FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM EATING DISORDERS.: Eating disorders are chronic and evolutive psychiatric conditions which develop on a continuum between childhood and adulthood. The transition between child, adolescent and then adult care is a period of great vulnerability which may induce drop-out and aggravation of symptoms. In the case of eating disorders in particular, personalised transition programmes have been implemented in order to provide this support.
July 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705560/les-enjeux-de-la-transition-de-la-p%C3%A3-diatrie-vers-la-m%C3%A3-decine-d%C3%A2-adultes
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Nizar Mahlaoui, Béatrice Langellier-Bellevue
The transfer or transition from paediatric care to adult medicine is, for a large number of adolescents and young adults being monitored for a rare and/or chronic pathology, as well as for the care teams, a critical period in their medical journey and in their life. It is both an individual and a public health issue, with medical-economic consequences. At the hôpital Necker-Enfants malades in Paris, a specific programme has been implemented aimed at the patients and carers.
July 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704407/variations-in-achievement-of-evidence-based-high-impact-quality-indicators-in-general-practice-an-observational-study
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Thomas A Willis, Robert West, Bruno Rushforth, Tim Stokes, Liz Glidewell, Paul Carder, Simon Faulkner, Robbie Foy
BACKGROUND: There are widely recognised variations in the delivery and outcomes of healthcare but an incomplete understanding of their causes. There is a growing interest in using routinely collected 'big data' in the evaluation of healthcare. We developed a set of evidence-based 'high impact' quality indicators (QIs) for primary care and examined variations in achievement of these indicators using routinely collected data in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of routinely collected, electronic primary care data from a sample of general practices in West Yorkshire, UK (n = 89)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704405/community-health-workers-for-non-communicable-diseases-prevention-and-control-in-developing-countries-evidence-and-implications
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Gursimer Jeet, J S Thakur, Shankar Prinja, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: National programs for non-communicable diseases (NCD) prevention and control in different low middle income countries have a strong community component. A community health worker (CHW) delivers NCD preventive services using informational as well as behavioural approaches. Community education and interpersonal communication on lifestyle modifications is imparted with focus on primordial prevention of NCDs and screening is conducted as part of early diagnosis and management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699654/health-promotion-in-specialist-and-community-care-how-a-broadly-applicable-health-promotion-intervention-influences-patient-s-sense-of-coherence
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Kristin Heggdal, Beate Jelstad Lovaas
BACKGROUND: Chronic illness health interventions aim to strengthen individuals' wellness resources, in addition to their ability to handle their condition. This presupposes a partnership between patients and professionals and flexibility in care organization. AIM: This study aims to investigate possible changes in individuals' sense of coherence while living with long-term illness as they engage in a broadly applicable health promotion intervention developed in specialist care settings that was later implemented in the community care context...
July 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698320/a-self-management-programme-of-activity-coping-and-education-space-for-copd-c-in-primary-care-the-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-trial
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Claire LA Bourne, Pratiksha Kanabar, Katy Mitchell, Sally Schreder, Linzy Houchen-Wolloff, M John G Bankart, Lindsay Apps, Stacey Hewitt, Theresa Harvey-Dunstan, Sally J Singh
INTRODUCTION: National guidance for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suggests that self-management support be provided for patients. Our institution has developed a standardised, manual-based, supported self-management programme: Self-Management Programme of Activity Coping and Education (SPACE for COPD(C)). SPACE was previously piloted on a 1-2-1 basis, delivered by researchers, to individuals with COPD. Discussions with stakeholders highlighted considerable interest in delivering the SPACE for COPD(C) intervention as a group-based self-management programme facilitated by healthcare professionals (HCPs) in primary care settings...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698033/online-communication-in-a-rehabilitation-setting-experiences-of-patients-with-chronic-conditions-using-a-web-portal-in-denmark
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Jose Cerdan, Daniel Catalan-Matamoros, Sarah Warny Berg
OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into the experiences of patients with long-term conditions enrolled in an online rehabilitation programme using a web portal. METHODS: Danish outpatients were recruited from a rehabilitation department and were granted access to a web portal which included an online rehabilitation programme with key information, clinical advice, and self-management activities. After two weeks, patients were invited to participate in focus groups. A topic guide was used to explore this new online rehabilitation programme in relation to participants' experiences...
July 5, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695551/cohort-profile-the-kilombero-and-ulanga-antiretroviral-cohort-kiularco-a-prospective-hiv-cohort-in-rural-tanzania
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Emilio Letang, Aneth Vedastus Kalinjuma, Tracy R Glass, Anna Gamell, Herry Mapesi, George Rocky Sikalengo, Lameck Bonaventure Luwanda, Dorcas Mnzava, Alex J Ntamatungiro, Regina Ndaki, Gideon Francis, Fiona Vanobberghen, Hansjakob Furrer, Thomas Klimkait, Ingrid Felger, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Maja Weisser, Manuel Battegay, Kiularco Study Group
BACKGROUND: The Kilombero and Ulanga Antiretroviral Cohort (KIULARCO) is a single-site, open and ongoing prospective cohort of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWHIV) established in 2005 at the Chronic Diseases Clinic of Ifakara (CDCI), within the Saint Francis Referral Hospital (SFRH) in Ifakara, Tanzania. The objectives of KIULARCO are to (i) provide patient and cohort-level information on the outcomes of HIV treatment; (ii) provide cohort-level information on opportunistic infections and comorbidities; (iii) evaluate aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment that have national or international policy relevance; (iv) provide a platform for studies on improving HIV care and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa; and (v) contribute to generating local capacity to deal with the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in this region...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691438/hiv-viral-load-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-tuberculosis-in-south-africa-collaborative-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Lukas Fenner, Andrew Atkinson, Andrew Boulle, Matthew P Fox, Hans Prozesky, Kathrin Zürcher, Marie Ballif, Hansjakob Furrer, Marcel Zwahlen, Mary-Ann Davies, Matthias Egger
INTRODUCTION: Chronic immune activation due to ongoing HIV replication may lead to impaired immune responses against opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis (TB). We studied the role of HIV replication as a risk factor for incident TB after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: We included all HIV-positive adult patients (≥16 years) in care between 2000 and 2014 at three ART programmes in South Africa. Patients with previous TB were excluded. Missing CD4 cell counts and HIV-RNA viral loads at ART start (baseline) and during follow-up were imputed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674147/evaluation-of-the-gold-coast-integrated-care-for-patients-with-chronic-disease-or-high-risk-of-hospitalisation-through-a-non-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial-a-pilot-study-protocol
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Paul A Scuffham, Gabor Mihala, Lauren Ward, Anne McMurray, Martin Connor
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. The prevalence and associated health expenditure are projected to soar. There is no 'whole system' approach to healthcare in Australia. To overcome this fragmentation, the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) is developing a new model known as Gold Coast Integrated Care (GCIC). To evaluate GCIC a 4-year pilot trial commenced in March 2015. This protocol paper describes the evaluation of GCIC...
July 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663162/developing-and-evaluating-digital-interventions-to-promote-behavior-change-in-health-and-health-care-recommendations-resulting-from-an-international-workshop
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Susan Michie, Lucy Yardley, Robert West, Kevin Patrick, Felix Greaves
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660732/-part-of-the-team-mapping-the-outcomes-of-training-patients-for-new-roles-in-health-research-and-planning
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Svetlana Shklarov, Deborah A Marshall, Tracy Wasylak, Nancy J Marlett
BACKGROUND: A patient research internship (Patient and Community Engagement Research program-PaCER) was created to support a provincial commitment by Alberta Health Services' Strategic Clinical Networks(™) to find new ways to engage patients in a new interdisciplinary organization to support evidence-informed improvements in clinical outcomes across the health system. OBJECTIVE: Implement and test a new research method and training curriculum to build patient capacity for engagement in health through peer-to-peer research...
June 28, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
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