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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330241/primary-care-physician-involvement-in-shared-decision-making-for-critically-ill-patients-and-family-satisfaction-with-care
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Kevin B Huang, Urs Weber, Jennifer Johnson, Nathanial Anderson, Andrea K Knies, Belinda Nhundu, Cynthia Bautista, Kelly Poskus, Kevin N Sheth, David Y Hwang
PURPOSE: An intensive care unit (ICU) patient's primary care physician (PCP) may be able to assist family with certain ICU shared medical decisions. We explored whether families of patients in nonopen ICUs who nevertheless report involvement of a patient's PCP in medical decision making are more satisfied with ICU shared decision making than families who do not. METHODS: Between March 2013 and December 2015, we administered the Family Satisfaction in the ICU 24 survey to family members of adult neuroscience ICU patients...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329669/prevalence-and-predictors-of-symptom-resolution-and-functional-restoration-in-the-index-knee-following-knee-arthroplasty-a-longitudinal-study
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Daniel L Riddle
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of a one- to two-year postsurgical pain-free state and pain plus symptom-free state as well as function restoration following knee arthroplasty (KA). A second purpose was to identify predictors of these outcomes. DESIGN: An inception cohort from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) dataset, a nine-year NIH funded cohort study of persons with or at high risk for knee osteoarthritis was studied. SETTING: Subjects were recruited from the communities of four sites in the Midwest, Eastern and Southeastern United States...
January 9, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328744/asa-grading-a-step-forward
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Thogulava Kannan
ASA grading is universally used as a predictor of postoperative outcome. It has been incorporated as part of the WHO checklist to make everyone involved in patient care aware of the patient's physical status, and infer a possible postoperative outcome. Everyone in theatre involved in the care of the patient is aware of the patient's physical status, except the patient! This article is an innovative way of representing ASA physical status to enhance patient involvement and understanding, and to facilitate shared decision making...
March 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327445/don-t-just-do-something-stand-there-the-value-and-art-of-deliberate-clinical-inertia
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Gerben Keijzers, Louise Cullen, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Daniel M Fatovich
It can be difficult to avoid unnecessary investigations and treatments, which are a form of low-value care. Yet every intervention in medicine has potential harms, which may outweigh the potential benefits. Deliberate clinical inertia is the art of doing nothing as a positive response. This paper provides suggestions on how to incorporate deliberate clinical inertia into our daily clinical practice, and gives an overview of current initiatives such as 'Choosing Wisely' and the 'Right Care Alliance'. The decision to 'do nothing' can be complex due to competing factors, and barriers to implementation are highlighted...
January 12, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326842/barriers-to-peritoneal-dialysis-in-aboriginal-patients
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Anna T Mathew, Joonho Park, Mala Sachdeva, Manish M Sood, Karen Yeates
Background: Aboriginal people in Canada have an unduly high burden of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and many live in rural settings. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a home-based dialysis modality that may provide a valuable alternative to in-center hemodialysis which is relatively underutilized by the Aboriginal population. Objective: We aim to assess the barriers to PD utilization in Aboriginal patients with ESKD. Design: This article is a prospective observational cohort study...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326129/machine-learning-algorithm-predicts-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-outcomes-lessons-from-the-companion-trial
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Matthew M Kalscheur, Ryan T Kipp, Matthew C Tattersall, Chaoqun Mei, Kevin A Buhr, David L DeMets, Michael E Field, Lee L Eckhardt, C David Page
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in heart failure patients with reduced left ventricular function and intraventricular conduction delay. However, individual outcomes vary significantly. This study sought to use a machine learning algorithm to develop a model to predict outcomes after CRT. METHODS AND RESULTS: Models were developed with machine learning algorithms to predict all-cause mortality or heart failure hospitalization at 12 months post-CRT in the COMPANION trial (Comparison of Medical Therapy, Pacing, and Defibrillation in Heart Failure)...
January 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326094/a-shared-decision-making-tool-to-prevent-substance-abuse-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ju Long, Juntao Michael Yuan, Ron Kim Johnson
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects over 20 million adults and costs over $700 billion annually in the United States. It is one the greatest health care challenges we face. OBJECTIVE: This research project seeks to enhance the standard practice of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) through a mobile solution easily incorporated into primary care that will promote shared decision making and increase referral and adherence to specialty care through continued follow-up care...
January 11, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325548/a-pre-post-study-testing-a-lung-cancer-screening-decision-aid-in-primary-care
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Daniel S Reuland, Laura Cubillos, Alison T Brenner, Russell P Harris, Bailey Minish, Michael P Pignone
BACKGROUND: The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued recommendations for older, heavy lifetime smokers to complete annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans of the chest as screening for lung cancer. The USPSTF recommends and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require shared decision making using a decision aid for lung cancer screening with annual LDCT. Little is known about how decision aids affect screening knowledge, preferences, and behavior...
January 12, 2018: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325398/health-priorities-in-french-speaking-swiss-cantons
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Philippe Chastonay, Jean Simos, Nicolas Cantoreggi, Rudolf Zurkinden, Thomas Mattig
In Switzerland, the federal authorities, the cantons, and the communes share the responsibility of healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion policies. Yet, the cantons are in most health matters independent in their decisions, thus defining as a matter of fact their own health priorities. We examined and analysed the content of the disease prevention and health promotion plans elaborated during the last decade in six French-speaking cantons with different political contexts and resources, but quite similar population health data, in order to identify the set health priorities...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325103/twenty-year-experience-with-stentless-biological-aortic-valve-and-root-replacement-informing-patients-of-risks-and-benefits
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Adriaan W Schneider, Hein Putter, Mark G Hazekamp, Eduard R Holman, Eline F Bruggemans, Michel I M Versteegh, Martin J Schalij, Rens R B Varkevisser, Robert J M Klautz, Jerry Braun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide predictive data on the performance of the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis that can be used to support and improve the shared decision-making process of prosthetic valve choice for aortic valve replacement. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2014, 604 patients received the Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis (143 subcoronary, 58 root inclusion and 403 full-root replacement). Perioperative data were collected retrospectively, and follow-up data were collected prospectively from 2015...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324966/advanced-practice-nursing-in-pediatric-urology-experience-report-in-the-federal-district
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Bruna Marcela Lima de Souza, Cristiane Feitosa Salviano, Gisele Martins
OBJECTIVE: To describe the creation and implementation of the extension program Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatric Urology, developed in the outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital in the Federal District. METHOD: This is an experience report regarding the implementation of an outpatient service aimed at children and adolescents with symptoms of bladder and bowel dysfunction. RESULTS: Because it is an extension program linked to the university, it follows a different model of care, valuing empowerment, informed and shared decision making, which results in a stronger bond between patients, family and the Pediatric Urology nursing team...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322613/forward-view-advancing-health-library-and-knowledge-services-in-england
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Sue Lacey Bryant, Helen Bingham, Ruth Carlyle, Alison Day, Linda Ferguson, David Stewart
This article is the fourth in a series on New Directions. The National Health Service is under pressure, challenged to meet the needs of an ageing population, whilst striving to improve standards and ensure decision making is underpinned by evidence. Health Education England is steering a new course for NHS library and knowledge services in England to ensure access to knowledge and evidence for all decision makers. Knowledge for Healthcare calls for service transformation, role redesign, greater coordination and collaboration...
January 10, 2018: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322372/examination-of-patient-reported-outcomes-in-association-with-tnf-inhibitor-treatment-response-results-from-a-us-observational-cohort-study
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Cynthia J Larmore, Natalie N Boytsov, Carol L Gaich, Xiang Zhang, Andre B Araujo, Sabrina Rebello, Bob A Salim, George W Reed, Leslie R Harrold
INTRODUCTION: Implementation of a treat-to-target strategy is challenging when the patient and physician prioritize different goals. This study aimed to "translate" improvements in Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) to concepts that resonate with patients (such as pain, fatigue, morning stiffness) by examining the association between changes in disease activity and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in a national cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) initiating their first biologic treatment...
January 10, 2018: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320340/lung-cancer-screening-uncertainty-among-patients-undergoing-ldct
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Daniel L Hall, Inga T Lennes, Alaina Carr, Justin R Eusebio, Gloria Y Yeh, Elyse R Park
OBJECTIVES: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, yet lung screening remains underutilized. Lung cancer screening uncertainty (LCSU), including referral clarity and the perceived accuracy of screening, may hinder utilization and represent an unmet psychosocial need. This study sought to identify correlates of LCSU among lung screening patients. METHODS: Current and former smokers (N = 169) completed questionnaires assessing LCSU, sociodemographic variables, objective and subjective numeracy, stress, and anxiety, as part of a cross-sectional study of lung screening patients at an academic hospital...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319797/an-in-silico-comparison-of-protocols-for-dated-phylogenomics
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Rupert A Collins, Tomas Hrbek
In the age of genome-scale DNA sequencing, choice of molecular marker arguably remains an important decision in planning a phylogenetic study. Using published genomes from 23 primate species, we make a standardized comparison of four of the most frequently used protocols in phylogenomics, viz., targeted sequence-enrichment using ultraconserved element and exon-capture probes, and restriction-site-associated DNA sequencing (RADseq and ddRADseq). Here, we present a procedure to perform in silico extractions from genomes and create directly comparable data sets for each class of marker...
January 8, 2018: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319597/repeated-same-day-versus-single-tomography-measurements-of-keratoconic-eyes-for-analysis-of-disease-progression
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Wolf Wonneberger, Bertil Sterner, Ulrika MacLean, Margareta Claesson, Madeleine Zetterberg
PURPOSE: Corneal tomography is used to assess progression of keratoconus and to direct clinical decisions regarding corneal cross-linking. The purpose of this study was to analyze the variability of repeated Scheimpflug-tomography (Pentacam Classic; Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany) measurements of keratoconic eyes in a clinical setting and to assess the validity of such measurements as a clinical decision-making tool. METHODS: Eighty keratoconic eyes of 45 patients (age range 16-32 years) were examined at baseline and after follow-up periods of 3 to 6 months using 3 consecutive tomography measurements at each visit...
January 9, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319429/distinctive-psychological-and-social-experiences-of-women-choosing-prophylactic-oophorectomy-for-cancer-prevention
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Rachel Meadows, Tasleem J Padamsee, Electra D Paskett
Women known to have significantly elevated ovarian cancer risk due to genetic mutations or family history can reduce this risk by surgically removing both ovaries and fallopian tubes (RRBSO, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). We used interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore the psychosocial experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention. We extended the traditional use of IPA to compare the experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention to those of women who underwent similar gynecologic surgery for benign indications...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319389/top-10-tips-palliative-care-clinicians-should-know-when-caring-for-patients-with-ovarian-cancer
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Brittany A Davidson, Haley A Moss, Arif H Kamal
The vast majority of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer present with advanced-stage disease with a five-year survival rate less than 50%. Studies have shown that in the past, gynecologic oncologists were not routinely collaborating with palliative care physicians resulting in goals of care planning often not occurring until the last 30 days before death. In recent years, professional societies have been increasingly more vocal about the importance of incorporating palliative care early in a patient's disease course...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319148/bridging-gaps-in-health-information-systems-a-case-study-from-somaliland-somalia
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Ahmed Askar, Malekafzali Ardakani, Reza Majdzade
Reliable and timely health information is fundamental for health information systems (HIS) to work effectively. This case study aims to assess Somaliland HIS in terms of its contextual situation, major weaknesses and proposes key evidence-based recommendations. Data were collected through national level key informants' interviews, observations, group discussion and scoring using the HIS framework and assessment tool developed by World Health Organization Health Metrics Network (WHO/HMN). The study found major weaknesses including: no policy, strategic plan and legal framework in place; fragmented sub-information systems; Poor information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure; poorly motivated and under-skilled personnel; dependence on unsustainable external funds; no census or civil registration in place; data from private health sector not captured; insufficient technical capacity to analyse data collected by HIS; and information is not widely shared, disseminated or utilized for decision-making...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
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