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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915015/who-seeks-teratology-information-service-s-advice-assessing-the-risk-of-selection-bias-in-observational-cohort-studies-on-drug-risks-in-pregnancy
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Evelin Beck, Anna Lechner, Christof Schaefer
All women of reproductive age should have access to Teratology Information Services (TIS). Observational cohort studies based on TIS data are one of the most important sources for risk characterization of drugs during pregnancy. A selection in TIS populations towards higher socioeconomic level would compromise the TIS' goal of health prevention and the quality of research. The aim of this study is to investigate in which respect Berlin TIS enquirers are different from the general female population of reproductive age in Germany...
November 30, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914972/experience-of-primary-care-services-among-early-adolescents-in-england-and-association-with-health-outcomes
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Arrash A Yassaee, Dougal S Hargreaves, Kayleigh Chester, Stephanie Lamb, Ann Hagell, Fiona M Brooks
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents' (11-15 years) experience of their general practitioner (GP), whether poor reported GP experience was associated with worse physical and mental health measures and whether poor previous GP experience was linked to lower utilization of these services. METHODS: We used logistic regression to analyze data from the 2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Four aspects of recent care experience were studied: feeling at ease, feeling treated with respect, satisfaction with doctor's explanation, and feeling able to discuss personal matters...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914888/the-first-report-on-transcriptome-analysis-of-the-venom-gland-of-iranian-scorpion-hemiscorpius-lepturus
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Fatemeh Kazemi-Lomedasht, Vahid Khalaj, Kamran Pooshang Bagheri, Mahdi Behdani, Delavar Shahbazzadeh
Hemiscorpius lepturus scorpion is one of the most venomous members of the Hemiscorpiidae family. H. lepturus is distributed in Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The prevalence and severity of scorpionism is high and health services are not able to control it. Scorpionism in Iran especially in the southern regions (Khuzestan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan, Ilam) is one of the main health challenges. Due to the medical and health importance of scorpionism, the focus of various studies has been on the identification of H...
November 30, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913758/timing-of-most-recent-health-care-visit-by-older-people-living-with-and-without-hiv-findings-from-the-sage-well-being-of-older-people-study-in-uganda
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Joseph O Mugisha, Enid J Schatz, Joel Negin, Paul Mwaniki, Paul Kowal, Janet Seeley
The objective of this article is to document factors associated with the recency of health-care service utilization by people aged 50 years and over living with and without HIV in Uganda. A survey was conducted with 510 Ugandans aged 50 and older, living with and without HIV. The survey included information on sociodemographic characteristics, health state, self-reported chronic conditions, and timing of most recent visit to a health-care facility (time since last visit [TSLV]). We use ordinal logistic regression to identify independent factors associated TSLV...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911935/the-impact-of-healthcare-insurance-on-the-utilisation-of-facility-based-delivery-for-childbirth-in-the-philippines
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Hebe N Gouda, Andrew Hodge, Raoul Bermejo, Willibald Zeck, Eliana Jimenez-Soto
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, the government of the Philippines embarked upon an ambitious Universal Health Care program, underpinned by the rapid scale-up of subsidized insurance coverage for poor and vulnerable populations. With a view of reducing the stubbornly high maternal mortality rates in the country, the program has a strong focus on maternal health services and is supported by a national policy of universal facility-based delivery (FBD). In this study, we examine the impact that recent reforms expanding health insurance coverage have had on FBD...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910180/internal-migration-and-maternal-health-service-utilisation-in-jiangsu-china
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Hai Gu, Hua You, Weiqing Ning, Hua Zhou, Jianming Wang, Ying Lu, Jun Sun, Yun Kou, Hengjin Dong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the use of maternal health care services by internal migrants in view of their migration status. METHODS: Cross-sectional household survey in two cities of Jiangsu Province. Questions elicited data on socioeconomic information and MHC service use (pre-natal examination, post-natal visit, pre-natal health education). Chi-square tests and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with MHC service use...
November 5, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905887/a-new-measure-for-infant-mental-health-screening-development-and-initial-validation
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Janni Ammitzbøll, Bjørn E Holstein, Lisbeth Wilms, Anette Andersen, Anne Mette Skovgaard
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are a major public health challenges, and strategies of early prevention are needed. Effective prevention depends on feasible and validated measures of screening and intervention. Previous research has demonstrated potentials for infant mental health screening by community health nurses (CHN) in existing service settings in Denmark. This study was conducted to describe the development of a service setting based measure to screen for infant mental health problems, to investigate problems identified by the measure and assess the validity and feasibility in existing public health settings...
December 1, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905196/from-scratch-developing-a-hepatic-resection-service-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Neil Wylie, Phillip Hider, Delwyn Armstrong, Kheman Rajkomar, Sanket Srinivasa, Michael Rodgers, Anna Brown, Jonathan Koea
BACKGROUND: Waitemata District Health Board has New Zealand's largest catchment and busiest colorectal unit. The upper gastrointestinal unit was established in 2005, in part to provide a hepatic resection service for patients with colorectal carcinoma metastatic to the liver. The aim of this investigation was to report on quality indicators for the hepatic resection of colorectal carcinoma in the development of a regional resection service. METHODS: Prospectively collected data on patients undergoing hepatic resection for colorectal carcinoma between 2005 and 2014 was reviewed and correlated with costing data and national hepatic resection rates...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905180/frequency-and-cost-of-acute-surgical-admissions-in-over-anticoagulated-patients-over-anticoagulation-in-the-community
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Moea Nimmo, Delwyn Armstrong, Jonathan B Koea
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation treatment in the community is common. This investigation was undertaken to determine the frequency of patient surgical admission with conditions associated with over-anticoagulation in the community and the surgical resource required to effectively and safely manage these patients acutely. METHODS: Hospital discharge data on individual patients admitted to Waitemata District Health Board hospitals between December 2014 and November 2015 inclusive were reviewed...
December 1, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905074/community-pharmacist-perceptions-of-delivering-post-hospital-discharge-medicines-use-reviews-for-elderly-patients
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Paul Rutter, Helen Ramsbottom, Ray Fitzpatrick
Background The UK's Department of Health has recommended that formal communication channels between hospital and community pharmacy should be established so that post discharge Medicines Use Reviews (dMUR) become an integral part of the medicines pathway. Objective To investigate the perspective of community pharmacists on the usefulness of dMUR referrals from hospital, the suitability of patients referred and overall views on the service. Method Self-completed survey distributed to 21 community pharmacists who had received referrals from the hospital during a 9-month randomized controlled feasibility study...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904639/effect-of-self-care-training-program-based-on-orem-s-model-on-the-behaviors-leading-to-sexually-transmitted-disease-in-vulnerable-women
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Zahra Baghersad, Nasrollah Alimohammadi, Zahra Boroumandfar, Parastoo Golshiri
BACKGROUND: Vulnerable women are prone to sexually transmitted diseases due to their high-risk behaviors. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of self-care training program based on Orem's model on the behaviors leading to sexually transmitted diseases in vulnerable women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This field trial was initially conducted on 100 women covered under health services and welfare organization in Isfahan city, who were selected by rationing ssampling...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904424/prevalence-and-predictors-of-unmet-needs-among-the-elderly-residents-of-the-rural-field-practice-area-of-a-tertiary-care-centre-from-northern-india
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Abhishek Singh, Mohan Bairwa, Shewtank Goel, Ravi Bypareddy, Prassana Mithra
BACKGROUND: Surrogate markers simple enough to be used by primary care workers have not been closely investigated by the community experts in rural Uttar Pradesh. We assessed the physical disabilities in activities of daily living (ADL) and unmet need in physical disabilities among rural elderly. Predictors of unmet needs in physical disabilities among the elderly were also identified. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among elderly residents of the rural field practice area of a tertiary care centre in rural Uttar Pradesh...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903774/-they-shouldn-t-be-coming-to-the-ed-should-they-a-descriptive-service-evaluation-of-why-patients-with-palliative-care-needs-present-to-the-emergency-department
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Emilie Green, Sarah Ward, Will Brierley, Ben Riley, Henna Sattar, Tim Harris
BACKGROUND: Patients with palliative care needs frequently attend the emergency department (ED). There is no international agreement on which patients are best cared for in the ED, compared to the primary care setting or direct admission to the hospital. This article presents the quantitative phase of a mixed-methods service evaluation, exploring the reasons why patients with palliative care needs present to the ED. METHODS: This is a single-center, observational study including all patients under the care of a specialist palliative care team who presented to the ED over a 10-week period...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903142/systematic-literature-review-of-general-health-care-interventions-within-programs-of-assertive-community-treatment
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Erik R Vanderlip, Benjamin F Henwood, Debra R Hrouda, Piper S Meyer, Maria Monroe-DeVita, Lynette M Studer, April J Schweikhard, Lorna L Moser
OBJECTIVE: Assertive community treatment (ACT) is one of the few evidence-based practices for adults with severe mental illness. Interest has slowly waned for ACT implementation. Yet ACT remains an appealing services platform to achieve the triple aim of health care reform (improved health outcomes, reduced cost, and improved satisfaction) through integration of primary care and behavioral health services. This review highlights the evidence for ACT to improve general medical outcomes, reduce treatment costs, and increase access to treatment...
December 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902745/utility-of-the-health-of-the-nation-outcome-scales-honos-in-predicting-mental-health-service-costs-for-patients-with-common-mental-health-problems-historical-cohort-study
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Conal Twomey, A Matthew Prina, David S Baldwin, Jayati Das-Munshi, David Kingdon, Leonardo Koeser, Martin J Prince, Robert Stewart, Alex D Tulloch, Alarcos Cieza
BACKGROUND: Few countries have made much progress in implementing transparent and efficient systems for the allocation of mental health care resources. In England there are ongoing efforts by the National Health Service (NHS) to develop mental health 'payment by results' (PbR). The system depends on the ability of patient 'clusters' derived from the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) to predict costs. We therefore investigated the associations of individual HoNOS items and the Total HoNOS score at baseline with mental health service costs at one year follow-up...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902561/improving-retention-in-hiv-care-through-new-york-s-expanded-partner-services-data-to-care-pilot
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James M Tesoriero, Britney L Johnson, Rachel Hart-Malloy, Jennifer L Cukrovany, Brenda L Moncur, Kathleen M Bogucki, Bridget J Anderson, Megan C Johnson
CONTEXT: Data to Care (DTC) represents a public health strategy using HIV surveillance data to link persons living with diagnosed HIV infection (PLWDHI) to HIV-related medical care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of the DTC approach applied to a Partner Services program serving a geographically diffuse area of New York State. DESIGN: Disease intervention specialists received training to function as Expanded Partner Services (ExPS) advocates...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902551/do-years-of-experience-with-electronic-health-records-matter-for-productivity-in-community-health-centers
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Bianca K Frogner, Xiaoli Wu, Leighton Ku, Patricia Pittman, Leah E Masselink
This study investigated how years of experience with an electronic health record (EHR) related to productivity in community health centers (CHCs). Using data from the 2012 Uniform Data System, we regressed average annual medical visits, weighted for service intensity, as a function of full-time equivalent medical staff controlling for CHC size and location. Physician productivity significantly improved. Although the productivity of all other staff types was not significantly different by years of EHR experience, the trends showed lower productivity among nurses and other medical staff in CHCs with fewer years of EHR experience versus more years of experience...
January 2017: Journal of Ambulatory Care Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900995/smartphone-application-wechat-for-clinical-follow-up-of-discharged-patients-with-head-and-neck-tumors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ke-Xing Lyu, Jing Zhao, Bin Wang, Guan-Xia Xiong, Wei-Qiang Yang, Qi-Hong Liu, Xiao-Lin Zhu, Wei Sun, Ai-Yun Jiang, Wei-Ping Wen, Wen-Bin Lei
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, social media tools such as short message service, Twitter, video, and web-based systems are more and more used in clinical follow-up, making clinical follow-up much more time- and cost-effective than ever before. However, as the most popular social media in China, little is known about the utility of smartphone WeChat application in follow-up. In this study, we aimed to investigate the feasibility and superiority of WeChat application in clinical follow-up. METHODS: A total of 108 patients diagnosed with head and neck tumor were randomized to WeChat follow-up (WFU) group or telephone follow-up (TFU) group for 6-month follow-up...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900776/hospital-admissions-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-data-linkage-study
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Elaine Meehan, Susan M Reid, Katrina Williams, Gary L Freed, Jillian R Sewell, Suzanna Vidmar, Susan Donath, Dinah S Reddihough
AIM: The overall aim was to investigate the feasibility and utility of linking a cerebral palsy (CP) register to an administrative data set for health services research purposes. We sought to compare CP hospital admissions to general childhood population admissions, and identify factors associated with type and frequency of admissions in a CP cohort. METHOD: The CP register for Victoria, Australia was linked to the state's hospital admissions database. Data pertaining to the admissions of a CP cohort (n=1748) that took place between 2007 and 2014 were extracted...
November 30, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900556/an-investigation-of-relational-risk-and-promotive-factors-associated-with-adolescent-female-aggression
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Katie L Cotter, Paul R Smokowski
Despite growing trends in adolescent female aggression, much adolescent aggression research has focused on males to the exclusion of their female counterparts. Using relational-cultural and social role theories, the current study identifies the risk and promotive factors associated with adolescent female aggression. Using data from the Rural Adaptation Project (a 5 year longitudinal panel study of youth from two rural, ethnically diverse, low income counties in North Carolina), a 2-level hierarchical linear model was estimated (N = 3580)...
November 29, 2016: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
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