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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070670/the-impact-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-on-community-acquired-pneumonia-hospitalizations-in-children-with-comorbidity
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Ellinor Sterky, Rutger Bennet, Ann Lindstrand, Margareta Eriksson, Anna Nilsson
: The burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in high-income countries is still significant. The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) has reduced the overall need for hospitalization for CAP. However, it is not clear whether children with underlying disease also have benefitted from the PCV immunization programme. Children 0 to <5 years of age hospitalized with CAP and discharged with an ICD-10 code of J13-J18.9 between November 1, 2005, and April 30, 2007 (pre-vaccination period), and November 1, 2010, and April 30, 2012 (post-vaccination period), were eligible for this study...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057111/-health-economic-evaluation-of-a-23-value-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccination-pilot-programme-among-elderly-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-in-china
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Y P Qiu, K Zhao, X Li, L W Shi, W D Guo, X R Qi, B Y Sui, R M Zhou
Objective: From the perspective of health economics, to evaluate 23 pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient. Methods: In the pilot counties of the project of integrated care pathway for COPD patient (Hanbin district of Hanzhong city in Shanxi Province, Qianjian district of Qingqing city, Huandao district of Qindao city in Shangdong Province, Wen county of Jiaozuo city in Henan Province), information of insurance participants of New Rural Cooperative Medical System (NRCS) was collected by local NRCM information system, which included general information as well as records of medical care and medical fee...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052703/a-client-centred-programme-focusing-energy-conservation-for-people-with-heart-failure
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Eva-Britt Norberg, Britta Löfgren, Kurt Boman, Patrik Wennberg, Margareta Brännström
AIM: The purpose of this study was to describe clients and occupational therapists (OTs) experiences of a home-based programme focusing energy conservation strategies (ECS) for clients with chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: The programme, based on occupational therapy intervention process model (OTIPM), was led by two OTs in primary health care. Five clients' self-reported activities of daily living (ADL), fatigue, depression, goal achievements and use of ECS...
January 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045979/intensive-patient-education-improves-glycaemic-control-in-diabetes-compared-to-conventional-education-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-care-hospital
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Okon Essien, Akaninyene Otu, Victor Umoh, Ofem Enang, Joseph Paul Hicks, John Walley
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is now a global epidemic, but most cases are now in low- and middle-income countries. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is key to enabling patients to manage their chronic condition and can reduce the occurrence of costly and devastating complications. However, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of different DSME programmes in resource limited settings. METHODS: We conducted an unblinded, parallel-group, individually-randomised controlled trial at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (Nigeria) to evaluate whether an intensive and systematic DSME programme, using structured guidelines, improved glycaemic control compared to the existing ad hoc patient education (clinical practice was unchanged)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040737/a-systematic-review-of-economic-evaluations-of-screening-programmes-for-cardiometabolic-diseases
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Mickael Hiligsmann, Caroline E Wyers, Susanne Mayer, Silvia M Evers, Dirk Ruwaard
BACKGROUND: The early detection and adequate management of cardiometabolic diseases (CMD) is becoming a priority to prevent future health problems and related healthcare costs. AIM: This study systematically reviewed the economic evaluations of screening programmes for the early detection of persons at risk for CMD. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using MEDLINE, Web of Science, NHSEED and the CEA registry to identify relevant articles published between 1 January 2005 and 1 May 2015...
December 31, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030569/effect-of-an-education-programme-for-south-asians-with-asthma-and-their-clinicians-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-oedipus
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Chris Griffiths, Stephen Bremner, Kamrul Islam, Ratna Sohanpal, Debi-Lee Vidal, Carolyn Dawson, Gillian Foster, Jean Ramsay, Gene Feder, Stephanie Taylor, Neil Barnes, Aklak Choudhury, Geoff Packe, Elizabeth Bayliss, Duncan Trathen, Philip Moss, Viv Cook, Anna Eleri Livingstone, Sandra Eldridge
BACKGROUND: People with asthma from ethnic minority groups experience significant morbidity. Culturally-specific interventions to reduce asthma morbidity are rare. We tested the hypothesis that a culturally-specific education programme, adapted from promising theory-based interventions developed in the USA, would reduce unscheduled care for South Asians with asthma in the UK. METHODS: A cluster randomised controlled trial, set in two east London boroughs. 105 of 107 eligible general practices were randomised to usual care or the education programme...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024831/impact-of-a-comprehensive-intervention-to-families-with-teenage-sons-with-overweight-and-obesity-in-a-primary-care-setting-a-case-report
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Alma Delia Laguna-Alcaraz, Oliva Mejía-Rodríguez, Ana Luisa Rendón-Paredes, Rafael Villa-Barajas, Ramón Paniagua
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity in adolescence is a public health problem and a risk factor for chronic noncommunicable diseases. To prevent further diseases, preventive interventions are needed, including educational programmes, addressed in a primary care setting, that include the whole family. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a comprehensive intervention, targeting families with teenage sons with overweight and obesity, in the lifestyle, cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in a primary care setting...
December 19, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004389/withdrawn-community-based-population-level-interventions-for-promoting-child-oral-health
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REVIEW
Andrea M de Silva, Shalika Hegde, Bridget Akudo Nwagbara, Hanny Calache, Mark G Gussy, Mona Nasser, Hannah R Morrice, Elisha Riggs, Pamela M Leong, Lisa K Meyenn, Reza Yousefi-Nooraie
BACKGROUND: Dental caries and gingival and periodontal disease are commonly occurring, preventable chronic conditions. Even though much is known about how to treat oral disease, currently we do not know which community-based population-level interventions are most effective and equitable in preventing poor oral health. OBJECTIVES: Primary • To determine the effectiveness of community-based population-level oral health promotion interventions in preventing dental caries and gingival and periodontal disease among children from birth to 18 years of age...
December 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993901/nhs-health-check-comorbidity-and-management-an-observational-matched-study-in-primary-care
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John Robson, Isabel Dostal, Vichithranie Madurasinghe, Aziz Sheikh, Sally Hull, Kambiz Boomla, Chris Griffiths, Sandra Eldridge
BACKGROUND: The NHS Health Check programme completed its first 5 years in 2014, identifying those at highest risk of cardiovascular disease and new comorbidities, and offering behavioural change support and treatment. AIM: To describe the coverage and impact of this programme on cardiovascular risk management and identification of new comorbidities. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational 5-year study from April 2009 to March 2014, in 139 of 143 general practices in three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in east London...
December 19, 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991730/european-pain-federation-position-paper-on-appropriate-opioid-use-in-chronic-pain-management
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T O'Brien, L L Christrup, A M Drewes, M T Fallon, H G Kress, H J McQuay, G Mikus, B J Morlion, J Perez-Cajaraville, E Pogatzki-Zahn, G Varrassi, J C D Wells
: Poorly controlled pain is a global public health issue. The personal, familial and societal costs are immeasurable. Only a minority of European patients have access to a comprehensive specialist pain clinic. More commonly the responsibility for chronic pain management and initiating opioid therapy rests with the primary care physician and other non-specialist opioid prescribers. There is much confusing and conflicting information available to non-specialist prescribers regarding opioid therapy and a great deal of unjustified fear is generated...
January 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990628/action-plans-with-brief-patient-education-for-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Maxwell Howcroft, E Haydn Walters, Richard Wood-Baker, Julia Ae Walters
BACKGROUND: Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a major driver of decline in health status and impose high costs on healthcare systems. Action plans offer a form of self-management that can be delivered in the outpatient setting to help individuals recognise and initiate early treatment for exacerbations, thereby reducing their impact. OBJECTIVES: To compare effects of an action plan for COPD exacerbations provided with a single short patient education component and without a comprehensive self-management programme versus usual care...
19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988094/human-schistosomiasis-in-the-post-mass-drug-administration-era
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REVIEW
Francisca Mutapi, Rick Maizels, Alan Fenwick, Mark Woolhouse
Profound changes are occurring in the epidemiology of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease caused by a chronic infection with parasitic helminths of the genus Schistosoma. Schistosomiasis currently affects 240 million people worldwide, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. The advent and proliferation of mass drug administration (MDA) programmes using the drug praziquantel is resulting in substantial increases in the number of people, mainly children aged 6-14 years, being effectively treated, approaching the point where most people in endemic areas will receive one or more treatments during their lifetimes...
December 14, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978842/fast-track-surgery-after-gynaecological-oncological-surgery-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ling Cui, Yu Shi, G N Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fast-track surgery (FTS), also known as enhanced recovery after surgery, is a multidisciplinary approach to accelerate recovery, reduce complications, minimise hospital stay without increasing readmission rates, and reduce health care costs, all without compromising patient safety. The advantages of FTS in abdominal surgery most likely extend to gynaecological surgery, but this is an assumption, as FTS in elective gynaecological surgery has not been well studied. No consensus guidelines have been developed for gynaecological oncological surgery although surgeons have attempted to introduce slightly modified FTS programmes for patients undergoing such surgery...
December 15, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978782/a-primary-care-lifestyle-programme-suitable-for-socioeconomically-vulnerable-groups-an-observational-study
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Maria Waller, Ann Blomstrand, Tine Högberg, Nashmil Ariai, Jörgen Thorn, Dominique Hange, Cecilia Björkelund
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether a primary health care (PHC) health promotion programme reaches and engages socioeconomically vulnerable groups in a community to the same extent as higher socioeconomic groups. DESIGN: Comparison of level of engagement and lifestyle improvements stratified by socioeconomic vulnerability level. SETTING: Hisingen PHC catchment area (130,000 inhabitants) Gothenburg, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Men and women aged 18-79, visiting any of the eight public PHC centres during an eight-month period 2007-2008, were presented with a short intervention health questionnaire and offered a health dialogue with a nurse, including a health profile, p-glucose and blood pressure check...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973085/effects-of-a-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-integrated-care-pathway-programme-in-singapore
#15
S Yu Fan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968823/10-year-trends-in-the-production-and-attrition-of-chinese-medical-graduates-an-analysis-of-nationwide-data
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Selina S Lien, Russell O Kosik, Angela P Fan, Lei Huang, Xudong Zhao, Xiaojie Chang, Yuhwa Wang, Qi Chen
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, China's systems of medical education and health care have undergone unprecedented reform. Despite these reforms, a trend of declining interest among medical graduates in pursuing careers in clinical practice has persisted. The aim of this analysis is to examine physician workforce production and attrition rates and use current trends to predict whether an adequate and equitable supply of physicians will exist in the future. METHODS: We analysed data about Chinese medical graduates and physicians in clinical practice between 2005 and 2015 using the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission reports and yearbooks published by the government of China and the Peking Union Medical College...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968771/treatment-of-acute-cardiac-failure-in-the-emergency-department-improve-our-practices-data-from-the-resurcor-network
#17
L Belle, G Courtiol, L Lamboley, P Debax, P Pili, G Deschane, M Latappy, J Oberlin, A Drouet, C Ricard, C Morvan, F-X Ageron
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the European Society of cardiology published guidelines on the pre-hospital and early hospital management of acute cardiac failure (ACF), which included: - use of intravenous vasodilators (nitrates) when systolic blood pressure is>110mmHg; - non-invasive ventilation if oxygen saturation is<90% and/or respiratory rate is>25/min despite nasal oxygen; - using a reduced dose of intravenous furosemide (20-40mg or equivalent of the oral morning dose if already on chronic diuretic therapy) and; - early performance of echocardiography...
November 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965858/development-and-feasibility-of-a-swallowing-intervention-package-sip-for-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-the-sip-study-protocol
#18
Mary Wells, Emma King, Kate Toft, Fiona MacAulay, Joanne Patterson, Nadine Dougall, Nick Hulbert-Williams, Sally Boa, Eleanor Slaven, Julie Cowie, John McGarva, Patricia Gail Niblock, Julie Philp, Justin Roe
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and the functional, psychological and social consequences of HNC cancer and its treatment can be severe and chronic. Dysphagia (swallowing problems) affects up to two thirds of patients undergoing combined chemoradiotherapy. Recent reviews suggest that prophylactic swallowing exercises may improve a range of short- and long-term outcomes; however, the importance of psychological and behavioural factors on adherence to swallowing exercises has not been adequately studied...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965855/optimising-self-care-support-for-people-with-heart-failure-and-their-caregivers-development-of-the-rehabilitation-enablement-in-chronic-heart-failure-reach-hf-intervention-using-intervention-mapping
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Colin J Greaves, Jennifer Wingham, Carolyn Deighan, Patrick Doherty, Jennifer Elliott, Wendy Armitage, Michelle Clark, Jackie Austin, Charles Abraham, Julia Frost, Sally Singh, Kate Jolly, Kevin Paul, Louise Taylor, Sarah Buckingham, Russell Davis, Hasnain Dalal, Rod S Taylor
BACKGROUND: We aimed to establish the support needs of people with heart failure and their caregivers and develop an intervention to improve their health-related quality of life. METHODS: We used intervention mapping to guide the development of our intervention. We identified "targets for change" by synthesising research evidence and international guidelines and consulting with patients, caregivers and health service providers. We then used behaviour change theory, expert opinion and a taxonomy of behaviour change techniques, to identify barriers to and facilitators of change and to match intervention strategies to each target...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935933/comprehensive-diabetes-and-non-communicable-disease-educator-in-the-low-resource-settings
#20
M D Bhattarai
The role of self-management education in diabetes and other major non-communicable diseases is clearly evident. To take care of and educate people with diabetes and other major NCD under the supervision of medical professionals and for education of other health care professionals, Comprehensive Diabetes and NCD Educators are needed in the routine service in peripheral health clinics and hospitals. The areas of training of CDNCD educator should match with the cost-effective interventions for diabetes and other major NCD that are feasible and planned for implementation in primary care in the low resource settings...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
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