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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137659/the-effectiveness-of-research-implementation-strategies-for-promoting-evidence-informed-policy-and-management-decisions-in-healthcare-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mitchell N Sarkies, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Elizabeth H Skinner, Romi Haas, Haylee Lane, Terry P Haines
BACKGROUND: It is widely acknowledged that health policy and management decisions rarely reflect research evidence. Therefore, it is important to determine how to improve evidence-informed decision-making. The primary aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of research implementation strategies for promoting evidence-informed policy and management decisions in healthcare. The secondary aim of the review was to describe factors perceived to be associated with effective strategies and the inter-relationship between these factors...
November 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130751/a-guide-for-understanding-health-education-and-promotion-programs
#2
Richard W Kim, Vinayak K Nahar
Planning, Implementing & Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer is a versatile and comprehensive resource on the theoretical and practical underpinnings of successful health promotion programs. The requirements for effective health promotion program development are presented with frequent use of practical planning examples, pedagogical devices, and expert rationale. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in health education, promotion, and planning courses, this 15-chapter textbook is organized in a manner that specifically addresses the responsibilities and competencies required of health education specialists as published in the Health Education Specialist Practice Analysis of 2015...
November 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117384/eshre-pgd-consortium-data-collection-xiv-xv-cycles-from-january-2011-to-december-2012-with-pregnancy-follow-up-to-october-2013
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M De Rycke, V Goossens, G Kokkali, M Meijer-Hoogeveen, E Coonen, C Moutou
STUDY QUESTION: How does the data collection XIV-XV of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) PGD Consortium compare with the cumulative data for data collections I-XIII? SUMMARY ANSWER: The 14th and 15th retrospective collection represents valuable data on PGD/PGS cycles, pregnancies and children: the main trend observed is the increased application of array technology at the cost of FISH testing in PGS cycles and in PGD cycles for chromosomal abnormalities...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100551/beyond-implementation-strategies-classifying-the-full-range-of-strategies-used-in-implementation-science-and-practice
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Jennifer Leeman, Sarah A Birken, Byron J Powell, Catherine Rohweder, Christopher M Shea
BACKGROUND: Strategies are central to the National Institutes of Health's definition of implementation research as "the study of strategies to integrate evidence-based interventions into specific settings." Multiple scholars have proposed lists of the strategies used in implementation research and practice, which they increasingly are classifying under the single term "implementation strategies." We contend that classifying all strategies under a single term leads to confusion, impedes synthesis across studies, and limits advancement of the full range of strategies of importance to implementation...
November 3, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089198/dynamic-ultrasound-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-extensor-tendon-adhesion-after-fifth-metacarpal-intraarticular-head-fracture-a-case-report
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Tugce Ozekli Misirlioglu, Hakan Ozben
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. INTRODUCTION: Development of extensor tendon adhesions is a common complication after intra-articular metacarpal head fracture. Whenever these adhesions cannot be mobilized by rehabilitation, tenolysis should be considered. However, the decision for tenolysis is often delayed. When the rehabilitation program comes to a plateau and clinical examination may not be sufficient to find out the cause, dynamic ultrasound (US) can show where the gliding mechanism is disrupted and help clinicians to give an accurate decision for determining the next steps...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083083/fever-under-3-months-and-the-full-septic-screen-time-to-think-again-a-retrospective-cohort-study-at-a-tertiary-level-paediatric-hospital
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Patrick Aldridge, Arjun Rao, Rebecca Sethumadavan, Nancy Briggs
AIM: To assess adherence to the Iocal guideline (LG) for the management of fever in infants under 3 months and whether the application of a risk-stratified protocol (RSP) to this population would miss any serious bacterial infections (SBI) compared to current practice (CP) and LG. METHODS: All presentations to the authors' Emergency Department of infants 0-3 months with fever from 1 July 2015 to 28 April 2016 were included (n = 219), along with a detailed analysis of CP...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076123/-diagnosis-related-groups-in-reconstructive-plastic-surgery-of-malignant-head-and-neck-skin-tumours
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Oliver Lotter, Manuela Micheel, Patrick Jaminet
Background Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) were introduced in Germany as a medico-economic classification system 13 years ago. In this analysis, we looked into the compensation for reconstructive plastic surgery after the excision of malignant head and neck skin tumours by DRGs. Material and methods Four main diagnoses (malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, carcinoma in situ) at a maximum of 6 different locations in the head and neck were combined with the following procedures: excision and primary wound closure, excision with temporary soft tissue coverage, split-thickness or full-thickness skin grafting, local, free or regional pedicle flaps, distant flaps as well as combined procedures for coverage...
October 26, 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075815/recent-advances-on-the-application-of-negative-pressure-external-volume-expansion-in-breast-plastic-surgery
#8
REVIEW
Wenyue Liu, Jie Luan
BACKGROUND: External volume expansion (EVE) has been effectively applied as an assistance to fat transplantation on breast plastic surgery. Many indicators and refinements have been made in clinical practice; meanwhile, the related mechanism and more optimized preclinical model also have been explored in experimental studies. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed with the keywords: EVE, negative pressure, breast enlargement, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast plastic surgery and breast aesthetic surgery...
October 26, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067471/the-incidence-of-psychiatric-medication-use-and-its-effect-on-intraoperative-bleeding-in-facial-cosmetic-patients
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Donald Harvey, Ayesha Punjabi, Haruko Okada, Samantha Zwiebel, Hooman Riazi, Bahman Guyuron
PURPOSE: Psychiatric medications, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, have been associated with increased surgical bleeding. This study aims to compare intraoperative surgical bleeding between cosmetic surgery patients who are and are not taking psychiatric medications. METHODS: The charts of 392 consecutive patients who underwent cosmetic facial surgery at the senior author's practice were reviewed. Independent variables included self-reported psychiatric history, psychiatric diagnoses, and psychiatric medications as documented in the preoperative history and physical examination...
October 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064778/studies-of-physical-education-in-the-united-states-using-sofit-a-review
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Thomas L McKenzie, Nicole J Smith
PURPOSE: An objective database for physical education (PE) is important for policy and practice decisions, and the System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) has been identified as an appropriate surveillance tool for PE across the nation. The purpose of this review was to assess peer-reviewed studies using SOFIT to study K-12 PE in U.S. schools. METHOD: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses informed the review, and 10 databases were searched for English-language articles published through 2016...
October 24, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058642/the-effectiveness-of-universal-parenting-programmes-the-canparent-trial
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Geoff Lindsay, Vasiliki Totsika
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of targeted parenting programmes but much less evidence regarding universal parenting programmes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the CANparent Trial of 12 universal parenting programmes, which were made available to parents of all children aged 0-6 years in three local authorities in England. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of universal parenting programmes on this scale...
October 23, 2017: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056202/states-progress-toward-nurse-practitioner-full-practice-authority-contemporary-challenges-and-strategies
#12
Mary L Chesney, Karen G Duderstadt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028282/characteristics-of-quality-improvement-champions-in-nursing-homes-a-systematic-review-with-implications-for-evidence-based-practice
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Kyungmi Woo, Gvira Milworm, Dawn Dowding
BACKGROUND: Improving care quality while reducing cost has always been a focus of nursing homes. Certified nursing assistants comprise the largest proportion of the workforce in nursing homes and have the potential to contribute to the quality of care provided. Quality improvement (QI) initiatives using certified nursing assistants as champions have the potential to improve job satisfaction, which has been associated with care quality. AIMS: To identify the role, use and preparation of champions in a nursing home setting as a way of informing future QI strategies in nursing homes...
October 13, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019799/to-see-the-suffering
#14
Rita Charon
The author notes the impressive growth in medical humanities programs, scholarly journals, textbooks, and national and international conferences as well as the convening of two recent national forums or boards addressing the potential of the humanities and the arts to improve medical practice. She also notes that the field of medical humanities seems to have shifted from addressing topics on the margins of medical education to equipping students with the foundational skills required for effective doctoring...
October 10, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991760/centenary-of-the-birth-of-academician-prof-dr-isak-tadzer-founder-of-the-pathophysiology-and-nuclear-medicine-in-macedonia
#15
Borislav Karanfilski
Academician Prof. Dr. Isak Tadzer was born a hundred years ago on December 24, 1916 in Sofia. He completed the primary and secondary education at the German College in Sofia. In 1935 he began his studies at the Medical Faculty in Vienna, which he had to stop because of the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938. He returned to Bulgaria where he continued his studies and graduated from the Medical Faculty in Sofia in 1941. During the War, 1941-1944, he was forcedly mobilized and he worked as a doctor in several villages...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981300/correction-to-bamberger-et-al-2017
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(no author information available yet)
Reports an error in "Does College Alcohol Consumption Impact Employment Upon Graduation? Findings From a Prospective Study" by Peter A. Bamberger, Jaclyn Koopmann, Mo Wang, Mary Larimer, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Irene Geisner and Samuel B. Bacharach (Journal of Applied Psychology, Advanced Online Publication, Aug 24, 2017, np). In the original article, the authors incorrectly used the term "probability" instead of the term "odds" when relating to the impact of drinking in college on post-graduation employment. The abstract should note "a roughly 10% reduction in the odds ...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975582/using-latent-class-analysis-to-model-preference-heterogeneity-in-health-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Mo Zhou, Winter Maxwell Thayer, John F P Bridges
BACKGROUND: Latent class analysis (LCA) has been increasingly used to explore preference heterogeneity, but the literature has not been systematically explored and hence best practices are not understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to document all applications of LCA in the stated-preference literature in health and to inform future studies by identifying current norms in published applications. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, EconLit, Web of Science, and PsycINFO databases...
October 3, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972652/shared-decision-making-for-people-with-asthma
#18
REVIEW
Kayleigh M Kew, Poonam Malik, Krishnan Aniruddhan, Rebecca Normansell
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways and is common in both adults and children. It is characterised by symptoms including wheeze, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough. People with asthma may be helped to manage their condition through shared decision-making (SDM). SDM involves at least two participants (the medical practitioner and the patient) and mutual sharing of information, including the patient's values and preferences, to build consensus about favoured treatment that culminates in an agreed action...
October 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970040/-the-private-pediatrician-in-the-clinical-care-pathway-for-children-affected-by-specific-learning-disorders-in-france
#19
T-N Willig, J P Blanc, R Assathiany
The clinical care pathway for children presenting specific learning disorders, including language, motor coordination, and attention disorders is based on different levels of assessment by the professionals involved. In France, a first step of organization was established in 2002 by founding of a network of structures devoted to clinical assessment of complex cases, research, and teaching for the professionals involved. Although this organization proved to contribute an essential service, the demand largely exceeded the availability of access...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968486/protein-hydrolysate-versus-standard-formula-for-preterm-infants
#20
REVIEW
Derek Hang Cheong Ng, Joel Klassen, Nicholas D Embleton, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: When human milk is not available for feeding preterm infants, protein hydrolysate rather than standard cow's milk formulas (with intact proteins) are often used because they are perceived as being tolerated better and less likely to lead to complications. However, protein hydrolysate formulas are more expensive than standard formulas, and concern exists that their use in practice is not supported by high-quality evidence. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of feeding preterm infants with hydrolysed formula (versus standard cow's milk formulas) on the risk of feed intolerance, necrotising enterocolitis, and other morbidity and mortality in preterm infants...
October 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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