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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135773/tree-based-claims-algorithm-for-measuring-pretreatment-quality-of-care-in-medicare-disabled-hepatitis-c-patients
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Viktor V Chirikov, Fadia T Shaya, Ebere Onukwugha, C Daniel Mullins, Susan dosReis, Charles D Howell
BACKGROUND: To help broaden the use of machine-learning approaches in health services research, we provide an easy-to-follow framework on the implementation of random forests and apply it to identify quality of care (QC) patterns correlated with treatment receipt among Medicare disabled patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS: Using Medicare claims 2006-2009, we identified 1936 patients with 6 months continuous enrollment before HCV diagnosis. We ran a random forest on 14 pretreatment QC indicators, extracted the forest's representative tree, and aggregated its terminal nodes into 4 QC groups predictive of treatment...
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129036/-top-performing-us-hospitals-and-the-health-status-of-counties-they-serve
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Amber M Maraccini, Wei Yang, Anthony D Slonim
This study (a) examined the relationships between "top performing" US hospitals and the health status of counties they serve and (b) compared the health status of "top performing" US hospital counties versus that of remaining US counties. Statistical analyses considered US News and World Report Honor Roll ranking data, as a measure of hospital performance, and County Health Rankings (CHR) data, as a measure of county health status. "Top performing" hospital Honor Roll scores were correlated with measures of Clinical Care (p < 0...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124416/prevalence-and-correlates-of-health-information-seeking-among-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Kimberly A Miller, Cynthia N Ramirez, Katherine Y Wojcik, Anamara Ritt-Olson, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Stefanie M Thomas, David R Freyer, Ann S Hamilton, Joel E Milam
PURPOSE: Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) report high unmet information needs. This study examined the prevalence of cancer-related information-seeking among CCS and investigated associations between information-seeking behavior and positive health outcomes such as follow-up care. METHODS: Participants (n = 193) were young adult CCS diagnosed with cancer in Los Angeles County, 54% of Hispanic ethnicity, with a mean age of 19.87, in remission, and at least 2 years from completion of treatment...
November 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122082/the-relationship-between-social-determinants-of-health-and-utilization-of-tertiary-rhinology-care
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Madeleine B Samuelson, Rakesh K Chandra, Justin H Turner, Paul T Russell, David O Francis
BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has a high prevalence and significant cost and quality of life implications. Many types of practitioners care for patients with rhinosinusitis; however, patients with chronic or complicated conditions are often referred for tertiary rhinology services. It is unclear how social determinants of health affect access and utilization of these services. A better understanding of social barriers to tertiary rhinology care is needed to reduce health care disparities and improve health outcomes...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117658/treatment-of-postherpetic-neuralgia-with-5-topical-lidocaine-plaster-%C3%A2-experience-from-a-small-county-hospital-case-report
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Maša Kontić, Višnja Vičić-Hudorović, Narcis Hudorović
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) characterized by chronic neuropathic pain is a common complication of herpes zoster. We investigated the efficacy, safety and cost of treating refractory chronic neuropathic pain with 5% topical lidocaine plaster (TLP) in a female patient attending pain unit at a small county hospital. An 80-year-old female diagnosed with PHN presented with severe left intercostal allodynia and hyperalgesia up to the root of the fourth to tenth thoracic dermatome. We administered the well established first- and second-line specific medications for PHN, but treatment regimens were not efficient...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113610/the-impact-of-a-visual-arts-program-on-quality-of-life-communication-and-well-being-of-people-living-with-dementia-a-mixed-methods-longitudinal-investigation
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Gill Windle, Karlijn J Joling, Teri Howson-Griffiths, Bob Woods, Catrin Hedd Jones, Peter M van de Ven, Andrew Newman, Clive Parkinson
BACKGROUND: Research reviews highlight methodological limitations and gaps in the evidence base for the arts in dementia care. In response, we developed a 12-week visual art program and evaluated the impact on people living with dementia through a mixed-methods longitudinal investigation. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five people living with mild to severe dementia were recruited across three research settings in England and Wales (residential care homes, a county hospital, and community venues)...
November 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113517/shock-index-and-delta-shock-index-are-superior-to-existing-maternal-early-warning-criteria-to-identify-postpartum-hemorrhage-and-need-for-intervention
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Jaden R Kohn, Gary A Dildy, Catherine S Eppes
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether shock index (SI) is superior to traditional vital signs in predicting postpartum hemorrhage and need for intervention. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study in an academic tertiary-care county hospital. Forty-one consecutive postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) cases and 41 controls were frequency-matched by mode of delivery and maternal weight. We measured four criteria: heart rate, systolic blood pressure (SBP), SI (HR/SBP), and delta-SI (peak SI - baseline SI)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106572/do-hospital-admission-rates-increase-in-colder-winters-a-decadal-analysis-from-an-eastern-county-in-england
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Stephen Patterson
Background: The aim of the study was to measure the effect of colder winters compared to warmer winters on hospital admission rates in Suffolk County. Methods: The setting of this study was Suffolk County in eastern England. The period of the study was financial years 2003/04-2012/13. The study was an analytic ecological study. Analysis involved calculation of rate ratios of hospital admission rates in colder winters compared to warmer winters, in all persons and the elderly...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102353/effect-of-a-training-and-educational-intervention-for-physicians-and-caregivers-on-antibiotic-prescribing-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-at-primary-care-facilities-in-rural-china-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Xiaolin Wei, Zhitong Zhang, John D Walley, Joseph P Hicks, Jun Zeng, Simin Deng, Yu Zhou, Jia Yin, James N Newell, Qiang Sun, Guanyang Zou, Yan Guo, Ross E G Upshur, Mei Lin
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing contributes to the generation of drug resistance worldwide, and is particularly common in China. We assessed the effectiveness of an antimicrobial stewardship programme aiming to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in paediatric outpatients by targeting providers and caregivers in primary care hospitals in rural China. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, cluster-randomised controlled trial with a 6-month intervention period...
October 25, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099473/a-study-of-interpersonal-conflict-among-operating-room-nurses
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Tsui-Fen Chang, Chung-Kuang Chen, Ming-Jia Chen
BACKGROUND: Team collaboration is an important factor that affects the performance of the operating room (OR). Therefore, the ability of OR nurses to adapt to and manage interpersonal conflict incidents properly is very important. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the interpersonal conflict management capabilities of OR nursing staffs and to find the relationships among the demographics of OR nurses and the following: work-related variables, interpersonal conflict management style, and target of interpersonal conflict...
December 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095383/automated-external-defibrillators-in-high-schools-disparities-persist-despite-legislation
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Matthew D Thornton, Mark X Cicero, Megan E McCabe, Lei Chen
OBJECTIVES: Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have demonstrated increased survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and their prevalence continues to rise. In 2009, Connecticut passed a legislation requiring all schools to have an AED, barring financial barriers. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine if this legislation was associated with an increase in Connecticut high school AEDs and (2) to detect disparities in the availability of AEDs based on school type, student demographics, and school size...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094475/a-possibility-for-strengthening-family-life-and-health-family-members-lived-experience-when-a-sick-child-receives-home-care-in-sweden
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Charlotte Castor, Kajsa Landgren, Helena Hansson, Inger Kristensson Hallström
Families often prefer home care to hospital care, and home-care services for ill children are increasing worldwide with limited knowledge of families' needs during curative and palliative home care. The aim of this study was to elucidate family members' lived experience when a sick child received home care from county-based primary healthcare services. A descriptive qualitative design was chosen and 12 families including sick children receiving home care and their mothers, fathers and siblings in the south of Sweden were interviewed between December 2015 and January 2017...
November 2, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093135/epidemiology-of-pediatric-zika-virus-infections
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Isabel Griffin, Guoyan Zhang, Danielle Fernandez, Christina Cordero, Teresa Logue, Stephen L White, Anthoni Llau, Lakisha Thomas, Emily Moore, Pedro Noya-Chaveco, Marie Etienne, Mercedes Rojas, Cynthia Goldberg, Genevie Rodriguez, Alvaro Mejia-Echeverry, Edhelene Rico, Leah D Gillis, Marshall Cone, Reynald Jean, Lillian Rivera
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In July 2016, local transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV) was announced in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In this report, we describe the epidemiology of pediatric ZIKV infections in locally acquired and travel-associated cases. METHODS: All children aged 1 to 17 years tested for ZIKV between October 1, 2015, and March 29, 2017, were included. SAS 9.4 was used to analyze age, sex, race and/or ethnicity, origin of exposure, onset date, affiliation with a household cluster, clinical symptoms, hospitalizations, viremia, viruria, and antibody detection in specimens...
November 1, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091337/complete-mesocolic-excision-cme-in-right-sided-colon-cancer-does-not-increase-severe-short-term-postoperative-adverse-events
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Richard Bernhoff, Annika Sjövall, Christian Buchli, Fredrik Granath, Torbjörn Hol, Anna Martling
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether Complete Mesocolic Excision (CME) in patients with right sided colon cancer is related to short term mortality or postoperative adverse events requiring reoperation. BACKGROUND: The complete mobilization of an integral mesocolon and central ligation of blood vessels are essential steps in CME-surgery. The resultant specimen, with an intact mesocolic fascia and a high number of harvested lymph nodes is believed to be oncologically favourable...
November 1, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089783/provider-satisfaction-with-an-inpatient-tobacco-treatment-program-results-from-an-inpatient-provider-survey
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Susan Trout, Carol Ripley-Moffitt, Clare Meernik, Jennifer Greyber, Adam O Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization offers an optimal environment for ensuring that patients receive evidence-based treatment. An inpatient tobacco treatment program can deliver interventions broadly, but minimal research has examined the impacts of a consult program on inpatient providers. The Nicotine Dependence Program at the University of North Carolina has provided an inpatient tobacco treatment consult service since 2010. OBJECTIVE: The program sought feedback from inpatient providers to examine factors that prompted tobacco treatment consult orders, the impact on provider counseling behavior, provider satisfaction, and suggested program improvements...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083114/wise-program-analysis-evaluating-the-first-15%C3%A2-months-of-progress-in-a-novel-treatment-diversion-program-for-women
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Kelly L Coffman, Swati Shivale, Glenn Egan, Victoria Roberts, Peter Ash
Like other counties across the nation, Fulton County, GA, has seen a significant increase in the number of arrests of people with serious mental illness. While Fulton County has accountability courts, some defendants with mental illness are not able to take advantage of these options due to their mental illness rendering them incompetent to understand the expectations required by these courts. The WISE (Women's Initiative for Success with Early Intervention) pilot project created a pathway for incompetent women to be diverted out of jail and into mental health treatment that was faster than the traditional evaluation for competency to stand trial pathway...
October 30, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081648/resident-performed-laser-peripheral-iridotomy-in-primary-angle-closure-primary-angle-closure-suspects-and-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma
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Jason P Kam, Emily M Zepeda, Leona Ding, Joanne C Wen
PURPOSE: To investigate the power use and complication frequency of resident-performed laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 196 eyes from 103 patients who underwent neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser iridotomy performed by resident physicians from January 1, 2010 through April 30, 2015 at a university-based county hospital was done. All patients were treated for primary angle closure, primary angle closure suspects, and primary angle closure glaucoma...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080366/an-epidemic-of-meningococcal-disease-in-children-in-north-norway-in-the-1970s-and-1980s-was-dominated-by-a-hypervirulent-group-b-strain
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Kine Nordheim, Ingunn Holmefoss Hovland, Bjørn Erik Kristiansen, Per Ivar Kaaresen, Trond Flaegstad
AIM: We examined children hospitalised for invasive meningococcal disease, a leading cause of paediatric sepsis, in Troms county, North Norway, from 1973-2016, including the epidemic in the 1970s and 1980s. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of children under the age of 15 years who were hospitalised for meningococcal disease at the University Hospital of North Norway and Harstad Hospital. We studied hospital and bacteriological records to determine the incidence rates and phenotypes involved...
October 28, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079184/scorpion-envenoming-in-morona-santiago-amazonian-ecuador-molecular-phylogenetics-confirms-involvement-of-the-tityus-obscurus-group
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Juan P Román, Fernanda García, Doris Medina, Manolo Vásquez, José García, Matthew R Graham, Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Pedro P de Oliveira Pardal, Edna A Y Ishikawa, Adolfo Borges
Scorpion envenoming by species in the genus Tityus is hereby reported from rural locations in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago, southeastern Ecuador. Twenty envenoming cases (18 patients under 15 years of age) including one death (a 4-year-old male) were recorded at the Macas General Hospital, Morona Santiago, between January 2015 and December 2016 from the counties of Taisha (n=17), Huamboyo (n=1), Palora (n=1), and Logroño (n=1). An additional fatality from 2014 (a 3-year-old female from Nayantza, Taisha county) is also reported...
October 25, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075345/factors-that-influence-the-severity-of-post-stroke-depression
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S Ilut, A Stan, A Blesneag, V Vacaras, S Vesa, L Fodoreanu
AIM: The aim of this paper was to investigate whether the extent of neurological impairment, the location of ischemic lesions due to stroke are associated with the severity of post-stroke depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 82 patients, who were diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke and post-stroke depression and were admitted to the Neurology Clinic of Cluj-Napoca County Emergency Hospital between 2009 and 2011. A head MRI was performed with a 1...
July 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
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