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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108546/automatic-health-record-review-to-help-prioritize-gravely-ill-social-security-disability-applicants
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Kenneth Abbott, Yen-Yi Ho, Jennifer Erickson
OBJECTIVE: Every year, thousands of patients die waiting for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Some qualify for expedited service under the Compassionate Allowance (CAL) initiative, but CAL software focuses exclusively on information from a single form field. This paper describes the development of a supplemental process for identifying some overlooked but gravely ill applicants, through automatic annotation of health records accompanying new claims. We explore improved prioritization instead of fully autonomous claims approval...
January 20, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103120/compassionate-options-for-pediatric-ems-cope-addressing-communication-skills
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Aaron W Calhoun, Erica R H Sutton, Anita P Barbee, Beth McClure, Carrie Bohnert, Richard Forest, Peter Taillac, Mary E Fallat
INTRODUCTION: Each year, 16,000 children suffer cardiopulmonary arrest, and in one urban study, 2% of pediatric EMS calls were attributed to pediatric arrests. This indicates a need for enhanced educational options for prehospital providers that address how to communicate to families in these difficult situations. In response, our team developed a cellular phone digital application (app) designed to assist EMS providers in self-debriefing these events, thereby improving their communication skills...
January 19, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102906/filling-the-gap-between-clinical-trials-and-real-life-in-the-treatment-of-severe-hcv-recurrence-after-liver-transplantation
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Patrizia Burra, Alberto Zanetto
In this issue of Transplant International, Herzer et al. report the results obtained in a real-world European cohort of 87 patients with severe recurrent hepatitis C (HCV) after liver transplantation (LT), who were treated with a compassionate use of daclatasvir (DCV) plus registered sofosbuvir (SOF), with or without ribavirin (RBV). The vast majority of patients were HCV genotype 1, though the sample included a few with genotypes 3 and 4. It is noteworthy that 37/87 patients (42.5%) had cirrhosis (and 16/37 patients [43%] had Child-Pugh B/C decompensated cirrhosis)...
January 19, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098509/-compassionate-use-protocol-for-auditory-brainstem-implantation-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2-early-house-ear-institute-experience
#4
Daniel S Roberts, William H Slattery, Brian S Chen, Steve R Otto, Marc S Schwartz, Gregory P Lekovic
OBJECTIVE: To report the preliminary outcomes of auditory brainstem implantation (ABI) under a compassionate use protocol for two ABI devices that are not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients who underwent microsurgery for vestibular schwannoma (VS) and placement of either the Cochlear ABI541 or Med-El Synchrony ABIs. Peri-operative and device- related complications were reviewed...
January 18, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097180/the-role-of-nurses-in-coping-process-of-family-caregivers-of-vegetative-patients-a-qualitative-study
#5
Zahra Imanigoghary, Hamid Peyrovi, Esmat Nouhi, Majid Kazemi
BACKGROUND: Vegetative state (VS) occurs through return of the brain stem after coma state. After hospital discharge, responsibility of caring for VS patients is transferred to their families, which causes a high burden on them. Nurses have an important role in helping the family caregivers to meet their needs and cope with difficulties. To explore the role of nurses during coping process of family caregivers of VS patients. METHODS: This study is a part of a larger qualitative study which was performed in Kerman province, Iran during 2014- 2015...
January 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095762/a-moral-profession
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Roger Newham, Louise Terry, Siobhan Atherley, Sinead Hahessy, Yolanda Babenko-Mould, Marilyn Evans, Karen Ferguson, Graham Carr, S H Cedar
BACKGROUND: Lack of compassion is claimed to result in poor and sometimes harmful nursing care. Developing strategies to encourage compassionate caring behaviours are important because there is evidence to suggest a connection between having a moral orientation such as compassion and resulting caring behaviour in practice. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to articulate a clearer understanding of compassionate caring via nurse educators' selection and use of published texts and film...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095476/a-systematic-review-of-ebola-treatment-trials-to-assess-the-extent-to-which-they-adhere-to-ethical-guidelines
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Thomas Richardson, Andrew McDonald Johnston, Heather Draper
BACKGROUND: Objective: To determine to what extent each trial met criteria specified in three research frameworks for ethical trial conduct. Design: Systematic review and narrative analysis. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Data sources: MEDBASE and EMBASE databases were searched using a specific search strategy. The Cochrane database for systematic reviews, the PROSPERO database and trial registries were examined. A grey literature search and citation search were also carried out...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072813/a-case-report-on-red-ear-syndrome-with-tinnitus-successfully-treated-with-transcranial-random-noise-stimulation
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Peter M Kreuzer, Veronika Vielsmeier, Timm B Poeppl, Berthold Langguth
BACKGROUND: The red ear syndrome represents a rare symptom complex consisting of auricular erythema associated with painful and burning sensations. It has been described in combination with tinnitus rarely. It has been hypothesized to be etiologically related to altered trigeminal afferent input, temporomandibular disorders, and thalamic dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The initial objective of applying transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a case of red ear syndrome in combination with tinnitus was the alleviation of the phantom sounds...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068119/research-or-intervention-or-both-women-s-changes-after-participation-in-a-longitudinal-study-about-intimate-partner-violence
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Sandra K Burge, Robert L Ferrer, Erin L Foster, Johanna Becho, Melissa Talamantes, Robert C Wood, David A Katerndahl
INTRODUCTION: The tensions between risk and benefit in research are particularly evident in studies about intimate partner violence. Recalling and relating traumatic experiences may deepen posttraumatic stress or relieve the burden of terrible events long borne in secret. In this article, we examine the effects of study participation in a longitudinal investigation of intimate partner violence using both qualitative and quantitative data. METHOD: Researchers enrolled 200 women in moderately violent intimate relationships and asked them to report about their relationships every day for 12 weeks...
January 9, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057163/ceftazidime-avibactam-who-says-you-can-t-teach-an-old-drug-new-tricks
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Katie E Barber, Jessica K Ortwine, Ronda L Akins
PURPOSE: Gram-negative resistance continues to rise with treatment options becoming more limited. Ceftazidime/avibactam was recently approved in the United States and Europe, which combines an established third-generation cephalosporin with a new, unique, non-β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor. This review conducts a thorough examination of structure, pharmacology, spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, in vitro and clinical efficacy and safety/tolerability of ceftazidime/avibactam, as well as detailed future directions for the agent...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054734/compassionate-use-experience-with-high-titer-respiratory-syncytical-virus-rsv-immunoglobulin-in-rsv-infected-immunocompromised-persons
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Ann R Falsey, Christine Koval, John P DeVincenzo, Edward E Walsh
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may cause fatal lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in immunocompromised patients. Ribavirin with or without standard intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is frequently given although efficacy is debated. Infusion of IVIG with high levels of neutralizing antibody against RSV may offer benefit in these patients. METHODS: RI-001 contains standardized levels of high-titer anti-RSV neutralizing antibody and was provided for compassionate use to 15 patients with RSV LRTI who either failed conventional therapy or had significant risk of progression...
January 5, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052482/an-extra-care-community-s-perceived-priorities-for-whole-system-relationships-a-q-methodological-study
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Paul Grimshaw, Linda McGowan, Elaine McNichol
Health and social care settings worldwide need to sustainably improve the quality of relationships across communities or 'whole systems'. This research informs the development of a relational framework based on stakeholder perspectives. It is grounded in an action research project with practitioners, and draws on a previous literature review, to present the underpinning elements of quality relationships as statements, organised under the headings of integrity, respect, fairness, compassion and trust. Using Q methodology, 27 participants, comprising a range of stakeholders (staff, residents, family and service providers), rank-ordered 48 statements based on perceptions of the importance of differing aspects of relationships...
January 3, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050879/using-critical-consciousness-to-inform-health-professions-education-a%C3%A2-literature-review
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REVIEW
Mark Halman, Lindsay Baker, Stella Ng
PURPOSE: To explore how, in health professions education (HPE), the concept of critical consciousness has been defined and discussed, and to consider and suggest how critical pedagogy could be applied in practice. This exploration responds to increasing calls in the literature for HPE to foster compassionate care and social consciousness through the social sciences and humanities. METHOD: The authors searched Medline/PubMed, ERIC and Web of Science for articles focusing on critical consciousness and/or critical pedagogy involving health professions...
January 3, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035436/six-year-activity-on-approval-of-compassionate-use-of-medicines-by-the-ethics-committee-of-the-university-hospital-of-bologna-italy-time-to-update-rules-and-recommendations
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Nicola Montanaro, Mauro Melis, Stefania Proni, Giacomo Chiabrando, Domenico Motola
PURPOSE: Compassionate use of forthcoming drugs has become an increasing pathway through which patients can take advantage of promising medicines. We aimed to analyse the main features of the requests of compassionate use submitted to the Independent Ethics Committee (IEC) of the University Hospital of Bologna in the period 2010-2015. METHODS: The present analysis concerns the requests of compassionate use received by the IEC in the period 2010-2015. For each requested drug, we paired the date of the first request to our IEC with the date(s) of (a) submission to EMA, (b) CHMP positive opinion, and (c) European marketing authorization (if issued)...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013558/reconciling-technology-and-humanistic-care-lessons-from-the-next-generation-of-physicians
#15
Arabella L Simpkin, Perry B Dinardo, Elizabeth Pine, Elizabeth Gaufberg
PURPOSE: There is concern among physicians that the rising use of technology in medicine may have a negative impact on compassionate patient-centered care. This study explores medical student attitudes and ideas about technology in medicine in order to consider ways to achieve symbiosis between technology use and the delivery of humanistic, patient-centered care. METHODS: This qualitative study uses data from 138 essays written by medical students in the United States and Canada responding to the prompt "Using a real life experience, describe how technology played a role, either negatively or positively, in the delivery of humanistic patient care...
December 25, 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011605/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-and-dasabuvir-combination-treatment-in-patients-with-hiv-hcv-co-infection-results-of-an-italian-compassionate-use-program
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Andreoni Massimo, Elisabetta Teti, Andrea Antinori, Laura Milazzoi, Savatore Sollima, Giuliano Rizzardini, Antonio Di Biagio, Annalisa Saracino, Raffaele Bruno, Vanni Borghi, Andrea De Luca, Annamaria Cattelan, Hamid Hasson, Gloria Taliani, Antonella D'Arminio Monforte, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Giovanni Di Perri, Sara Bigoni, Massimo Puoti, Angiola Spinetti, Andrea Gori, Nicola Boffa, Cacopardo Bruno, Andrea Giacometti, Giustino Parruti, Vincenzo Vullo, Antonio Chirianni, Alfredo Pennica, Caterina Pasquazzi, Daniela Segala, Loredana Sarmati
Patients co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at high risk of liver disease progression. We report a favorable safety profile and SVR12 rates of 96.7% among HIV/HCV co-infected patients participating in an Italian compassionate-use program of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir + dasabuvir (OBV/PTV/r + DSV) ± ribavirin (RBV).
December 22, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001138/stakeholders-views-on-barriers-to-research-on-controversial-controlled-substances
#17
Evelyn Rhodes, Michael Andreae, Tyler Bourgiose, Debbie Indyk, Rosamond Rhodes, Henry Sacks
Many diseases and disease symptoms still lack effective treatment. At the same time, certain controversial Schedule I drugs, such as heroin and cannabis, have been reputed to have considerable therapeutic potential for addressing significant medical problems. Yet, there is a paucity of U.S. clinical studies on the therapeutic uses of controlled drugs. For example, people living with HIV/AIDS experience a variety of disease- and medication-related symptoms. Their chronic pain is intense, frequent, and difficult to treat...
2016: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986091/from-early-detection-to-rehabilitation-in-the-community-reading-beyond-the-blog-testimonies-of-survivors-quality-of-life-and-prostate-cancer-representation
#18
Margareth Santos Zanchetta, Marguerite Cognet, Mary Rachel Lam-Kin-Teng, Marie Elisabeth Dumitriu, Lise Renaud, Jacques Rhéaume
BACKGROUND: Survivors' testimonies can reveal much about men's experiences of prostate cancer and impacts on their quality of life (QOL) during the clinical trajectory of the disease. These survivors' shared thoughts and views were hypothesized to reflect salient features of their lived social representation of prostate cancer. CONTEXT: We explored the content of testimonies posted by men to a public blog hosted by a French national prostate cancer patients' association...
December 16, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982502/the-emotion-of-compassion-and-the-likelihood-of-its-expression-in-nursing-practice
#19
Roger Alan Newham
Philosophical and empirical work on the nature of the emotions is extensive, and there are many theories of emotions. However, all agree that emotions are not knee jerk reactions to stimuli and are open to rational assessment or warrant. This paper's focus is on the condition or conditions for compassion as an emotion and the likelihood that it or they can be met in nursing practice. Thus, it is attempting to keep, as far as possible, compassion as an emotion separate from both moral norms and professional norms...
December 16, 2016: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973139/real-world-experience-of-sunitinib-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-results-from-compassionate-use-program-in-malaysia
#20
Y Y Lee, T O Lim, L W Hong
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
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