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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550610/association-between-patient-centered-medical-home-capabilities-and-outcomes-for-medicare-beneficiaries-seeking-care-from-federally-qualified-health-centers
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Justin W Timbie, Peter S Hussey, Claude M Setodji, Amii Kress, Rosalie Malsberger, Tara A Lavelle, Mark W Friedberg, Suzanne G Wensky, Katherine D Giuriceo, Katherine L Kahn
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models of primary care have the potential to expand access, improve population health, and lower costs. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) were early adopters of PCMH models. OBJECTIVE: We measured PCMH capabilities in a diverse nationwide sample of FQHCs and assessed the relationship between PCMH capabilities and Medicare beneficiary outcomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, propensity score-weighted, multivariable regression analysis...
May 26, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550379/a-mixed-methods-exploration-of-the-needs-of-people-living-with-hiv-plwh-enrolled-in-access-to-care-a-national-hiv-linkage-retention-and-re-engagement-in-medical-care-program
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C Maulsby, B Enobun, D S Batey, K M Jain, M Riordan, M Werner, D R Holtgrave
Competing needs pose barriers to engagement in HIV medical care. Mixed methods were used to explore and describe the needs of participants enrolled in Access to Care, a national HIV linkage, retention and re-engagement in care (LRC) program that served people living with HIV who knew their status but were not engaged in care. When asked to prioritize their most urgent needs, participants reported housing or shelter (31%), HIV medical services (24%), and employment (8%). When we assessed the HIV continuum of care by needs status, we found no significant differences in linkage, retention, or viral suppression between participants with and without basic needs...
May 26, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550022/longitudinal-assessment-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-sardinian-psychotic-patients-labsp-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Diego Primavera, Mirko Manchia, Luca Deriu, Massimo Tusconi, Roberto Collu, Maria Scherma, Paola Fadda, Walter Fratta, Bernardo Carpiniello
INTRODUCTION: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment, synaptic plasticity and neuronal function and survival. Serum and plasma BDNF levels are moderately, but consistently, decreased in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) compared with healthy controls. There is a lack of knowledge, however, on the temporal manifestation of this decline. Clinical, illness course and treatment factors might influence the variation of BDNF serum levels in patients with psychosis...
May 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550005/perceptions-of-patient-engagement-applications-during-pregnancy-a-qualitative-assessment-of-the-patient-s-perspective
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Maren Goetz, Mitho Müller, Lina Maria Matthies, Jenny Hansen, Anne Doster, Akos Szabo, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Harald Abele, Christof Sohn, Markus Wallwiener, Stephanie Wallwiener
BACKGROUND: With growing demand for medical information and health applications in pregnancy, the potential of electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) solutions in clinical care is increasingly unfolding. However, we still do not know how pregnant women engage with mobile apps, how such apps impact routine medical care, and whether benefit expectations are met. Whereas recent research has raised the subject of user distribution and analyzed the content of pregnancy applications, there is still a significant knowledge gap regarding what pregnant women like and dislike about pregnancy tools, along with how such interventions could be improved...
May 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549909/poor-quality-and-counterfeit-drugs-a-systematic-assessment-of-prevalence-and-risks-based-on-data-published-from-2007-2016
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Andreas Koczwara, Jennifer Dressman
Counterfeit drugs can hurt patients and harm the pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce expressed a need to generate more and better data to calculate a worldwide prevalence of counterfeiting. This review analyzes field test data that were published in the time-frame January 2007 to December 2016, were accessible via Pubmed, and which addressed the prevalence of counterfeit drugs. Based on the 41 studies identified, it is still not possible to make a reliable statement about the prevalence of counterfeit drugs due to the heterogeneity of the results...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549464/is-the-delivery-of-a-quality-improvement-education-programme-in-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-for-final-year-medical-students-feasible-and-still-effective-in-a-shortened-time-frame
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Bridget Kool, Michelle R Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony, Susan Wells
BACKGROUND: Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory and skills in Year 5 teaching, and the opportunity to put this into practice during an Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) clinical attachment in Year 6. In 2015, a revised medical school curriculum at the university resulted in a planned reduction of the O&G attachment from five weeks to four, necessitating revision of the Year 6 Quality Improvement (QI) project...
May 26, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549000/a-comparison-of-anterior-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusions-complications-readmissions-discharge-dispositions-and-costs
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Rabia Qureshi, Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Francis H Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Database Review OBJECTIVE.: To understand medical complication rates, readmission rates, costs and discharge dispositions in ALIFs versus TLIF/PLIFs for lumbar degenerative disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Indications for anterior (ALIFs) vs posterior lumbar interbody fusions (PLIFs) can vary, though benefits of anterior approach surgery include full access to the anterior column and ability to place fusion devices. METHODS: The PearlDiver Database of Medicare records was utilized for this retrospective database review...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548196/-declaration-of-the-chilean-academy-of-medicine-of-law-20-850-%C3%A2-on-clinical-trials-of-pharmaceutical-products-and-medical-devices%C3%A2-and-of-the-bylaw-that-will-regulate-its-application
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Gloria López S, Gloria Valdés S, Emilio Roessler B, Vicente Valdivieso D
In Chile, high cost treatments required by selected medical conditions are financed by the State, according to Law 20.850. A bylaw under discussion by the Senate regulates clinical trials, posing complex issues that will endanger local interest in front-line research: 1. The exclusive and mandatory control bestowed to the Institute of Public Health during all stages of the trials and also the surveillance of institutions performing clinical trials, overriding their Clinical Research Review Boards; 2.The 10 year period during which any adverse event is assumed to have been caused by the medication or devise evaluated by the trial, unless the contrary is proven in a judicial process; 3...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547805/quality-and-impact-of-eviq-cancer-treatments-online-www-eviq-org-au-the-medical-oncologist-s-perspective
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Lydia P Y Loke, Tina Y T Chen, Craig R Lewis, Robyn L Ward, Shelley A Rushton, Jeremy D Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: eviQ Cancer Treatments Online is a free, web-based resource providing access to over 600 evidence-based treatment protocols in medical oncology, radiation oncology, hematology and cancer genetics. With over 60 000 registrants from 148 countries, eviQ is widely used by cancer clinicians globally. The aim of this study was to examine the perceived quality of eviQ by Australian medical oncologists, the impact it had on their knowledge and practice, and the effect it had on their patients...
May 25, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547655/sexual-health-needs-and-educational-intervention-preferences-for-women-with-cancer
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Cara Stabile, Shari Goldfarb, Raymond E Baser, Deborah J Goldfrank, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Richard R Barakat, Maura N Dickler, Jeanne Carter
PURPOSE: To assess sexual/vaginal health issues and educational intervention preferences in women with a history of breast or gynecologic cancer. METHODS: Patients/survivors completed a cross-sectional survey at their outpatient visits. Main outcome measures were sexual dysfunction prevalence, type of sexual/vaginal issues, awareness of treatments, and preferred intervention modalities. Descriptive frequencies were performed, and results were dichotomized by age, treatment status, and disease site...
May 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546979/information-seeking-anxiety-among-m-a-students-of-isfahan-university-of-medical-sciences
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Fereshteh Aghaei, Mohammad Reza Soleymani, Hassan Ashrafi Rizi
BACKGROUND: Information-seeking anxiety is a feeling caused by abundance of information or failure to proper interpret the information that can adversely affect the ability of individuals for seeking information and meeting their information needs. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate information-seeking anxiety, factors causing it, and methods for addressing and reducing this type of anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate information-seeking anxiety in postgraduate students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546655/women-s-embodied-experiences-of-second-trimester-medical-abortion
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Carrie Purcell, Audrey Brown, Catriona Melville, Lisa M McDaid
Abortions in general, and second trimester abortions in particular, are experiences which in many contexts have limited sociocultural visibility. Research on second trimester abortion worldwide has focused on a range of associated factors including risks and acceptability of abortion methods, and characteristics and decision-making of women seeking the procedure. Scholarship to date has not adequately addressed the embodied physicality of second trimester abortion, from the perspective of women's lived experiences, nor how these experiences might inform future framings of abortion...
May 2017: Feminism & Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546075/antimicrobial-storage-and-antibiotic-knowledge-in-the-community-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study-in-north-western-angola
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Joana Cortez, Edite Rosário, João E Pires, João Taborda Lopes, Moisés Francisco, Erika Vlieghe, Miguel Brito
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobials are drugs that were once lifesavers and mainly curative. Nowadays their value is increasingly under pressure because of the fast and worldwide emergence of antimicrobial resistance, which, in low resources settings, frequently occurs in microorganisms that are likely to be transmitted in the community. METHODS: A cross-sectional pilot study including 102 households within the 10th HDSS round in Dande, Bengo Province, Angola. RESULTS: From the total 102 households piloted, 77...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546052/status-report-from-norway-implementation-of-patient-involvement-in-norwegian-health-care
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Jürgen Kasper, Anne Regine Lager, Markus Rumpsfeld, Simone Kienlin, Kristine Hoel Smestad, Tone Bråthen, Holly Ankell, Tore Knutsen, Rune Kløvtveit, Pål Gulbrandsen, Per Olav Vandvik, Anja Fog Heen, Signe Flottorp, Geir Tollåli, Øystein Eiring
Norway has traditionally high standards regarding civil rights particularly emphasizing equal access to societal resources including health care. This background and the health care system's centralized national organization make it perfectly suited for implementation of shared decision making (SDM). In recent years, great efforts have been made by policy- makers, regional health authorities and not least the patients to facilitate a process of change in health communication culture. SDM is currently even given highest priority in health care strategies on all system levels...
May 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545802/attitudes-towards-disorders-of-sex-development-nomenclature-among-affected-individuals
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Emilie K Johnson, Ilina Rosoklija, Courtney Finlayson, Diane Chen, Elizabeth B Yerkes, Mary Beth Madonna, Jane L Holl, Arlene B Baratz, Georgiann Davis, Earl Y Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Although now commonly used in medicine, the updated "disorders of sex development" (DSD) nomenclature formally introduced in 2006 has never been universally accepted by members of the affected community, particularly advocacy groups. Use of this nomenclature by medical professionals may unintentionally negatively affect access to healthcare and research for individuals with DSD conditions. OBJECTIVE: Among individuals affected by various DSD diagnoses, this study sought to (1) evaluate attitudes towards potentially controversial DSD terminology, (2) determine potential impact of terminology on how affected individuals access healthcare, and (3) explore alternate terms...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545584/can-community-health-workers-play-a-greater-role-in-increasing-access-to-medical-abortion-services-a-qualitative-study
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Pallavi Gupta, Sharad D Iyengar, Bela Ganatra, Heidi Bart Johnston, Kirti Iyengar
BACKGROUND: Despite being legally available in India since 1971, barriers to safe and legal abortion remain, and unsafe and/or illegal abortion continues to be a problem. Community health workers have been involved in improving access to health information and care for maternal and child health in resource poor settings, but their role in facilitating accurate information about and access to safe abortion has been relatively unexplored. A qualitative study was conducted in Rajasthan, India to study acceptability, perspectives and preferences of women and community health workers, regarding the involvement of community health workers in medical abortion referrals...
May 25, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545514/a-coordinated-pcp-cardiologist-telemedicine-model-pctm-in-china-s-community-hypertension-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lei Xu, Wei-Yi Fang, Fu Zhu, Hong-Guang Zhang, Kai Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its control rate has remained low worldwide. Studies have found that telemonitoring blood pressure (BP) helped control hypertension in randomized controlled trials. However, little is known about its effect in a structured primary care model in which primary care physicians (PCPs) are partnering with cardiology specialists in electronic healthcare data sharing and medical interventions. This study aims to identify the effects of a coordinated PCP-cardiologist model that applies telemedicine tools to facilitate community hypertension control in China...
May 25, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545402/regional-variations-of-perceived-problems-in-ambulatory-care-from-the-perspective-of-general-practitioners-and-their-patients-an-exploratory-focus-group-study-in-urban-and-rural-regions-of-northern-germany
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H Hansen, N J Pohontsch, L Bole, I Schäfer, M Scherer
BACKGROUND: Patients from rural and urban regions should have equitable access to health care. In Germany, the physician-patient-ratio and the supply of medical services vary greatly between urban and rural areas. The aim of our study was to explore the regional variations of the perceived health care problems in ambulatory care from the perspective of affected professionals and laypersons i.e. general practitioners and their patients. METHODS: We conducted 27 focus groups with general practitioners (n = 65) and patients (n = 145) from urban areas, environs and rural areas in northern Germany...
May 25, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544946/perceived-barriers-to-healthcare-and-receipt-of-recommended-medical-care-among-elderly-medicare-beneficiaries
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Jibby E Kurichi, Liliana Pezzin, Joel E Streim, Pui L Kwong, Ling Na, Hillary R Bogner, Dawei Xie, Sean Hennessy
PURPOSE: Many Medicare beneficiaries perceive barriers to receiving healthcare, although the consequences are unknown. Facilitators can aid in the receipt of healthcare services. The objective was to assess the relationship between perceived facilitators and barriers to healthcare and actual receipt of recommended medical care among elderly beneficiaries. METHODS: A cohort study using data from the 2001-2008 entry panels of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey that included 24,607 community-dwelling beneficiaries 65 years of age and older...
May 18, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544796/skin-in-the-game-does-paying-for-obesity-treatment-out-of-pocket-lead-to-better-outcomes-compared-to-insurance-coverage
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Jamy D Ard, Matt Emery, Miranda Cook, Erica Hale, Annette Frain, Kristina H Lewis, Eunyoung Song
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether insurance coverage for medical weight loss treatment was associated with different program engagement and weight loss outcomes compared to those who paid out of pocket. METHODS: One-year outcomes from an academic medical weight management program were used to compare two groups: employees (n = 480) with insurance coverage ("covered") versus nonemployees (n = 463) who paid out of pocket ("self-pay"). Demographics and weight were abstracted from medical records...
June 2017: Obesity
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