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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035665/like-an-extended-family-relationships-that-emerge-when-older-caregivers-use-written-messages-to-communicate-in-an-ict-based-healthcare-service
#1
Hilde Solli, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Sigrun Hvalvik, Ragnhild Hellesø
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships that emerge amongst caregivers of persons with dementia and stroke when caregivers use written messages as their communication tool in a closed information and communication technology (ICT)-based support group. METHODS: An explorative design with a qualitative approach was used that applied systematic text condensation (STC) to analyse 173 written messages extracted from a web forum. RESULTS: Empathetic, empowering and familiar relationships emerged amongst peers of older caregivers when the caregivers used written messages as their communication tool...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035605/a-two-staged-approach-to-developing-and-evaluating-an-ontology-for-delivering-personalized-education-to-diabetic-patients
#2
Susan Quinn, Raymond Bond, Chris Nugent
Ontologies are often used in biomedical and health domains to provide a concise and consistent means of attributing meaning to medical terminology. While they are novices in terms of ontology engineering, the evaluation of an ontology by domain specialists provides an opportunity to enhance its objectivity, accuracy, and coverage of the domain itself. This paper provides an evaluation of the viability of using ontology engineering novices to evaluate and enrich an ontology that can be used for personalized diabetic patient education...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034953/reproductive-autonomy-of-women-and-girls-under-the-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities
#3
Charles G Ngwena
Women and girls with disabilities have historically been denied the freedom to make their own choices in matters relating to their reproduction. In the healthcare sector they experience multiple discriminatory practices. Women and girls with intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable to coerced or forced medical interventions. The present article considers the contribution the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities makes towards affirming the rights of women and girls with disabilities to enjoy reproductive autonomy, including autonomy related to reproductive health, on an equal basis with individuals without disabilities...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034828/professional-expertise-amongst-speech-language-therapists-willing-to-share
#4
Bianca N Jackson, Suzanne Carolyn Purdy, Helena Cooper-Thomas
Purpose The current healthcare environment provides several challenges to the existing roles of healthcare professionals. The value of the professional expert is also under scrutiny. The purpose of this paper is to generate a construction of professional expertise amongst practitioners in the current healthcare environment. It used the speech-language therapy community in New Zealand (NZ) as an example. Design/methodology/approach Speech-language therapists currently practicing in NZ completed an online survey including qualitative and quantitative components...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029370/elder-neglect-oral-diseases-and-injuries
#5
Stefano Petti
Elder Neglect (EN) is the failure of a designated caregiver to meet the needs of a dependent older person. World EN prevalence, meta-analyzed in this study, is 1.0% or 1.8% according to different statistical methods. Referring alleged EN cases to Adult Protective Services (APSs) by healthcare workers (HCWs) is mandatory in many countries. However, only few claims are substantiated, as EN could be confused with Self-Neglect, neglect could be unintentional or due to caregiver unawareness. Screening tools are inaccurate and their use is discouraged by public health organizations, because they lead to too many false positives, which engulf the already overwhelmed APSs...
October 13, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028825/specvis-free-and-open-source-software-for-visual-field-examination
#6
Piotr Dzwiniel, Mateusz Gola, Anna Wójcik-Gryciuk, Wioletta J Waleszczyk
Visual field impairment affects more than 100 million people globally. However, due to the lack of the access to appropriate ophthalmic healthcare in undeveloped regions as a result of associated costs and expertise this number may be an underestimate. Improved access to affordable diagnostic software designed for visual field examination could slow the progression of diseases, such as glaucoma, allowing for early diagnosis and intervention. We have developed Specvis, a free and open-source application written in Java programming language that can run on any personal computer to meet this requirement (http://www...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028243/new-challenges-of-public-health-bringing-the-future-of-personalised-healthcare-into-focus
#7
Walter Ricciardi, Stefania Boccia
The greater personalization of healthcare represents a driver of innovation for research, and for the healthcare systems and industries as a whole. Still policy-makers, healthcare professionals, citizens and private companies need to take some steps to realize the potential for such a radical shift. In this paper, we illustrate the challenges, the benefits and consequences that might accompany the implementation of personalized healthcare, and the steps that policy-makers and practitioners would need to take to realise its potential...
October 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027621/use-of-carboxyhemoglobin-as-a-biomarker-of-environmental-co-exposure-critical-evaluation-of-the-literature
#8
Agnese Veronesi, Valentina Pecoraro, Stefano Zauli, Marta Ottone, Giovanni Leonardi, Paolo Lauriola, Tommaso Trenti
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the primary cause for access to emergency department (ED) services for more than 50,000 persons in Europe and the USA every year. CO poisoning diagnosis is based on multiple factors and is usually confirmed by high carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) levels in the blood. We conducted a systematic evaluation of literature to investigate the usefulness of COHb as a biomarker of environmental CO exposure. We conducted an electronic search in Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027618/moral-injury-contextualized-care
#9
Keith G Meador, Jason A Nieuwsma
Amidst the return of military personnel from post-9/11 conflicts, a construct describing the readjustment challenges of some has received increasing attention: moral injury. This term has been variably defined with mental health professionals more recently conceiving of it as a transgression of moral beliefs and expectations that are witnessed, perpetrated, or allowed by the individual. To the extent that morality is a system of conceptualizing right and wrong, individuals' moral systems are in large measure developmentally and socially derived and interpreted...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027387/safety-and-efficacy-of-ziagen-abacavir-sulfate-in-hiv-infected-korean-patients
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Heawon Ann, Ki Hyon Kim, Hyun Young Choi, Hyun Ha Chang, Sang Hoon Han, Kye Hyung Kim, Jin Soo Lee, Yeon Sook Kim, Kyung Hwa Park, Young Keun Kim, Jang Wook Sohn, Na Ra Yun, Chang Seop Lee, Young Wha Choi, Yil Seob Lee, Shin Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: Abacavir is a widely-used nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Mandatory postmarketing surveillance was conducted in Korea to monitor the safety and evaluate the effectiveness of Ziagen® (abacavir sulfate 300 mg; ViiV Healthcare, Middlesex, UK). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An open-label, multi-center, non-interventional postmarketing surveillance study was conducted from June 2010 to June 2016 to monitor the safety and effectiveness of Ziagen across 12 hospitals in Korea...
September 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026739/mohalla-clinics-of-delhi-india-could-these-become-platform-to-strengthen-primary-healthcare
#11
EDITORIAL
Chandrakant Lahariya
The mohalla or community clinics in Delhi, India aims to provide basic health services to underserved population in urban settings. This article reviews and analyzes the strengths & limitations of the concept and explores the role these clinics can play in (1) reforming urban health service delivery, (2) addressing health inequities, and (3) strengthening primary health care. These clinics provide basic healthcare services to people, in underserved areas, in a responsive manner, have brought health higher on the political agenda and the governments of a number of Indian states have shown interest in adoption (of a variant) of this concept...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025350/the-patient-with-a-complex-chronic-respiratory-disease-a-specialist-of-his-own-life
#12
Sarah Houben-Wilke, Ingrid Ml Augustin, Birgit Bref Wouters, Rosita Stevens, Daisy J A Janssen, Martijn A Spruit, Lowie Egw Vanfleteren, Frits Me Franssen, Emiel Fm Wouters
The independent and central role of the patient with a complex chronic respiratory disease in targeted, personalized disease management strategies is becoming increasingly important. Patients are the ones living with the disease and are finally responsible for their lives underlining their role as essential members of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Areas covered: The present paper narratively reviews existing research and discusses the special, as well as specialized, role of the patient with a complex chronic respiratory disease in the healthcare system and highlights fundamental elements of the (future) relationship between patient and healthcare professionals...
October 13, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025093/discharge-communication-practices-and-healthcare-provider-and-patient-preferences-satisfaction-and-comprehension-a-systematic-review
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Harvey Newnham, Anna Barker, Edward Ritchie, Karen Hitchcock, Harry Gibbs, Sara Holton
Purpose: To systematically review the available evidence about hospital discharge communication practices and identify which practices were preferred by patients and healthcare providers, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and increased patients' understanding of their medical condition. Data sources: OVID Medline, Web of Science, ProQuest, PubMed and CINAHL plus. Study selection: Databases were searched for peer-reviewed, English-language papers, published to August 2016, of empirical research using quantitative or qualitative methods...
September 7, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024935/venous-thromboembolism-and-the-risk-of-death-and-graft-loss-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#14
Ngan N Lam, Amit X Garg, Greg A Knoll, S Joseph Kim, Krista L Lentine, Eric McArthur, Kyla L Naylor, Sarah E Bota, Manish M Sood
BACKGROUND: The implications of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for morbidity and mortality in kidney transplant recipients are not well described. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study using linked healthcare databases in Ontario, Canada to determine the risk and complications of VTE in kidney transplant recipients from 2003 to 2013. We compared the incidence rate of VTE in recipients (n = 4,343) and a matched (1:4) sample of the general population (n = 17,372)...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024308/does-remote-monitoring-change-osa-management-and-cpap-adherence
#15
REVIEW
Jean L Pépin, Renaud Tamisier, Dennis Hwang, Suresh Mereddy, Sairam Parthasarathy
It is increasingly recognized that the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and its associated cardio-metabolic morbidities make OSA a burden for society. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the gold standard treatment, needs to be used for more than 4 h/night to be effective, but suffers from relatively poor adherence. Furthermore, CPAP is likely to be more effective if combined with lifestyle changes. Thus, the remote telemonitoring (TM) of OSA patients in terms of CPAP use, signalling of device problems, following disease progression, detection of acute events and monitoring of daily physical activity is an attractive option...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024186/fear-of-cancer-recurrence-in-oral-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-patients-an-investigation-of-the-clinical-encounter
#16
G Ozakinci, B Swash, G Humphris, S N Rogers, N J Hulbert-Williams
Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is common among individuals treated for cancer. Explorations of how this fear is expressed within an oncology setting and responded to are currently lacking. The aim was to investigate how head and neck cancer survivors in follow-up consultations express FCR, investigate how a healthcare professional addresses recurrence fears, and examine how survivors experience this interaction. We recorded the follow-up consultations of those participants who have reported FCR as a concern on the Patient Concerns Inventory...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023928/evaluation-of-medical-and-dental-visits-in-new-york-city-opportunities-to-identify-persons-with-and-at-risk-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-dental-settings
#17
Noreen Myers-Wright, Ira B Lamster, John P Jasek, Shadi Chamany
OBJECTIVE: The identification of persons with or at risk for chronic diseases is a new practice paradigm for oral healthcare. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease of particular importance to oral health providers. This study sought to understand healthcare utilization patterns that would support the introduction of this new practice paradigm. METHODS: The primary and oral healthcare utilization patterns of New York City (NYC) adults were assessed using data collected from the 2013 NYC Community Health Survey...
October 11, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023822/the-context-of-coping-a-qualitative-exploration-of-underlying-inequalities-that-influence-health-services-support-for-people-living-with-long-term-conditions
#18
Caroline M Potter, Laura Kelly, Cheryl Hunter, Ray Fitzpatrick, Michele Peters
Coping with chronic illness encapsulates both practical and emotional aspects of living life in relation to one's long-term health condition(s). Dominant health psychology approaches for understanding coping, which underpin a more recent policy discourse on 'self-management', focus sharply on the person affected by illness and potentially mask the influence of overarching social structure. In this paper we draw on qualitative interviews with 48 people living with long-term conditions (LTCs), in order to highlight the role that structural configurations such as healthcare systems may play in either helping or hindering people's efforts to cope with chronic illness...
October 11, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023573/enhanced-passive-screening-and-diagnosis-for-gambiense-human-african-trypanosomiasis-in-north-western-uganda-moving-towards-elimination
#19
Charles Wamboga, Enock Matovu, Paul Richard Bessell, Albert Picado, Sylvain Biéler, Joseph Mathu Ndung'u
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis (gHAT) in Uganda has been declining, from 198 cases in 2008, to only 20 in 2012. Interruption of transmission of the disease by early diagnosis and treatment is core to the control and eventual elimination of gHAT. Until recently, the format of available screening tests had restricted screening and diagnosis to central health facilities (passive screening). We describe a novel strategy that is contributing to elimination of gHAT in Uganda through expansion of passive screening to the entire population at risk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021838/qualitative-analysis-of-parkinson-s-disease-information-on-social-media-the-case-of-youtube%C3%A2
#20
Ibrahim Saleh Al-Busaidi, Tim J Anderson, Yassar Alamri
INTRODUCTION: There is a paucity of data pertaining to the usefulness of information presented on social media platforms on chronic neuropsychiatric conditions such as Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to examine the quality of YouTube™ videos that deliver general information on PD and the availability and design of instructional videos addressing the caregiving role in PD. METHODS: YouTube™ was searched using the keyword "Parkinson's disease" for relevant videos...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
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