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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122755/incorporating-a-pharmacist-into-an-interprofessional-team-providing-transgender-care-under-a-medical-home-model
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Cheyenne Newsome, Leslie Colip, Nathaniel Sharon, Jessica Conklin
PURPOSE: A pharmacist's role in providing care to transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) patients within a medical home model of care is described. SUMMARY: A comprehensive transgender services clinic was established in February 2015 in New Mexico. Clinic services are provided under an "informed consent" model of care, as opposed to the traditional "gatekeeper" approach. The clinic's interprofessional team consists of a clinical pharmacist, a psychiatrist, a nurse practitioner, an endocrinologist, a diabetes educator, a massage therapist, a nurse, a nutritionist, and medical assistants...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094591/algo-used-by-homecare-nonoccupational-therapists-selecting-bathing-assistive-technology-enhancing-standardization-by-exploring-clinical-reasoning
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Mélanie Ruest, Annick Bourget, Nathalie Delli-Colli, Manon Guay
Algo is a clinical decision algorithm developed to support nonoccupational therapists in establishing assistive technology recommendations to enable physically disabled adults to perform their hygiene at home. This study aimed to explore the in-depth clinical reasoning of nonoccupational therapists using Algo to pinpoint the items leading to disagreements regarding recommendations. A multiple-case study was conducted with eight nonoccupational therapists trained to use Algo and filmed while using it with six standardized clients...
January 17, 2017: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071967/tobacco-cessation-counseling-within-physical-therapist-practice-results-of-a-statewide-survey-of-florida-physical-therapists
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Rose M Pignataro
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco use is the leading preventable risk factor for chronic disease, disability, and premature mortality. People with disabilities experience higher tobacco use and reduced access to services when compared with the general population. The negative impact on treatment outcomes across all practice settings provides a strong incentive for physical therapists (PTs) to engage in tobacco cessation counseling (TCC). METHODS: Prevalence of TCC and barriers toward implementation was explored using an anonymous cross-sectional survey of Florida-licensed PTs...
February 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048892/su-f-j-116-clinical-experience-based-verification-and-improvement-of-a-4dct-program
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P Fogg, M West, T Aland
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the role of continuous improvement fulfilled by the Medical Physicist in clinical 4DCT and CBCT scanning. METHODS: Lung (SABR and Standard) patients' 4D respiratory motion and image data were reviewed over a 3, 6 and 12 month period following commissioning testing. By identifying trends of clinically relevant parameters and respiratory motions, variables were tested with a programmable motion phantom and assessed. Patient traces were imported to a motion phantom and 4DCT and CBCT imaging were performed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046897/we-h-brc-04-implement-lean-methodology-to-make-our-current-process-of-ct-simulation-to-treatment-more-efficient
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S Boddu, A Morrow, N Krishnamurthy, A McVicker, N Deb, D Rangaraj
PURPOSE: Our goal is to implement lean methodology to make our current process of CT simulation to treatment more efficient. METHODS: In this study, we implemented lean methodology and tools and employed flowchart in excel for process-mapping. We formed a group of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists and a clinical physics assistant and huddled bi-weekly to map current value streams. We performed GEMBA walks and observed current processes from scheduling patient CT Simulations to treatment plan approval...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032558/early-learners-as-health-coaches-for-older-adults-preparing-for-surgery
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Jennifer A Kaplan, Zabecca Brinson, Rebecca Hofer, Patricia O'Sullivan, Anna Chang, Helen Horvath, George J Chang, Emily Finlayson
BACKGROUND: Few opportunities exist for early learners to engage in authentic roles on health care teams. In a geriatric optimization clinic for frail high-risk surgical patients, first-year medical and nurse practitioner students were integrated into an interprofessional team as health coaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Frail surgical patients with planned operations were referred to a new preoperative optimization clinic to see a geriatrician, occupational, and physical therapists and a nutritionist...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018979/increasing-access-to-cost-effective-home-based-rehabilitation-for-rural-veteran-stroke-survivors
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S N Housley, A R Garlow, K Ducote, A Howard, T Thomas, D Wu, K Richards, A J Butler
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 750,000 Americans experience a stroke annually. Most stroke survivors require rehabilitation. Limited access to rehabilitation facilities has a pronounced burden on functional outcomes and quality of life. Robotic devices deliver reproducible therapy without the need for real-time human oversight. This study examined the efficacy of using home-based, telerobotic-assisted devices (Hand and Foot Mentor: HM and FM) to improve functional ability and reduce depression symptoms, while improving access and cost savings associated with rehabilitation...
August 25, 2016: Austin Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001268/the-evolving-role-of-physical-therapists-in-the-long-term-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-longitudinal-care-using-assisted-self-management-strategies
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Paul F Beattie, Sheri P Silfies, Max Jordon
Background: Longitudinal studies have shown that the symptoms of chronic low back pain (CLBP) will follow an episodic trajectory characterized by periods of high and low pain intensity that can persist for many years. There is a growing belief that the contemporary approach of limiting physical therapy to short, but intense courses of treatment for (CLBP) may be sub-optimal because these limited "windows" of clinical care are not congruent with the natural history of this condition. Recent research has suggested that people with CLBP undergo substantial, and individualized long-term variations in the neural processing of nociception over time...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986794/characteristics-of-activities-for-persons-with-dementia-at-the-mild-moderate-and-severe-stages
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Natalie G Regier, Nancy A Hodgson, Laura N Gitlin
PURPOSE: To understand activity in dementia care, we examine relationships of disease stage with types and characteristics of meaningful activities (cueing needs, help with initiation, and recommended engagement time) provided in a home-based intervention trial designed to reduce behavioral symptoms. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data involved 158 activity prescriptions or written documents detailing prescribed activities, cueing needs, and engagement goals designed by occupational therapists for 56 families...
December 16, 2016: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979608/early-mobilization-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-intensive-care-unit-stay-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Willy Chou, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Kuo-Shu Yuan, Chien-Ming Chao, Chin-Ming Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a quality improvement program to introduce early mobilization on the outcomes of patients with mechanical ventilation (MV) in the intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. SETTING: Nineteen-bed ICU at a medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Adults patients with MV (N=153) admitted to a medical ICU. INTERVENTIONS: A multidisciplinary team (critical care nurse, nursing assistant, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, patient's family) initiated the protocol within 72 hours of MV when patients become hemodynamically stable...
December 13, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926687/an-initiative-to-standardize-the-identification-of-and-acute-response-to-postoperative-lower-extremity-neurological-deficits-effects-on-provider-knowledge-confidence-and-communication-skills
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Peter B Derman, Sravisht Iyer, Matthew Garner, Steven Orr, Karla J Felix, Allison Goldberg, Titilayo Ologhobo, Minlun Wu, Laura Robbins, Charles Cornell
BACKGROUND: Although relatively uncommon, neurological deficits following hip and knee arthroplasty can have permanent and debilitating consequences. This study was conducted to quantify the effectiveness of an educational curriculum aimed at standardizing the identification of and acute response to postoperative neurological deficits in the inpatient setting, specifically with respect to improvements in clinician knowledge, confidence levels, and communication skills. METHODS: A multidisciplinary committee at a single, high-volume academic institution created an algorithm delineating the appropriate clinical actions and escalation procedures in the setting of a postoperative neurological deficit for each clinical practitioner involved in care for patients who undergo arthroplasty...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881044/promoting-physical-activity-in-hospitalized-patients-with-mild-ischemic-stroke-a-pilot-study
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Masashi Kanai, Masafumi Nozoe, Kazuhiro P Izawa, Yuka Takeuchi, Hiroki Kubo, Kyoshi Mase, Shinichi Shimada
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute stroke spend most of their hospital day inactive. However, a method to promote physical activity (PA) in stroke has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of promoting PA by enhancing self-efficacy in hospitalized patients with mild ischemic stroke. DESIGN: Pre-post interventional study. METHODS: Hospitalized patients with mild ischemic stroke who could walk without assistance were recruited...
November 24, 2016: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792056/concussion-in-sports-what-do-orthopaedic-surgeons-need-to-know
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Patrick J Cahill, Christian Refakis, Eileen Storey, William C Warner
A concussion is a relatively common sports-related injury that affects athletes of all ages. Although orthopaedic surgeons are not expected to replace sports medicine physicians and neurologists with regard to the management of concussions, orthopaedic surgeons, particularly those who are fellowship-trained in sports medicine, must have a current knowledge base of what a concussion is, how a concussion is diagnosed, and how a concussion should be managed. Orthopaedic surgeons should understand the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of concussion so that they have a basic comprehension of this injury, which is at the forefront of the academic literature and North American media...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762171/decrease-of-spasticity-after-hybrid-assistive-limb-%C3%A2-training-for-a-patient-with-c4-quadriplegia-due-to-chronic-sci
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Akira Ikumi, Shigeki Kubota, Yukiyo Shimizu, Hideki Kadone, Aiki Marushima, Tomoyuki Ueno, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Yasushi Hada, Akira Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Masashi Yamazaki
CONTEXT: Recently, locomotor training with robotic assistance has been found effective in treating spinal cord injury (SCI). Our case report examined locomotor training using the robotic suit hybrid assistive limb (HAL) in a patient with complete C4 quadriplegia due to chronic SCI. This is the first report examining HAL in complete C4 quadriplegia. FINDINGS: The patient was a 19-year-old man who dislocated C3/4 during judo 4 years previously. Following the injury, he underwent C3/4 posterior spinal fusion but remained paralyzed despite rehabilitation...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748688/influence-of-skill-and-exercise-training-parameters-on-locomotor-recovery-during-stroke-rehabilitation
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T George Hornby, Jennifer L Moore, Linda Lovell, Elliot J Roth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Research findings from the fields of motor learning and exercise physiology suggest specific training parameters that can be manipulated during physical rehabilitation profoundly influence skilled task performance. This review details the rationale for some of these training variables and their application in selected intervention studies focused on improving walking function in patients poststroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Basic and applied studies have shown that the amount, intensity, and variability of specific task practice applied during rehabilitation interventions can affect recovery of walking poststroke...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689608/enhanced-medical-rehabilitation-effectiveness-of-a-clinical-training-model
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Marghuretta D Bland, Rebecca L Birkenmeier, Peggy Barco, Emily Lenard, Catherine E Lang, Eric J Lenze
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement in medical rehabilitation can be greatly influenced by their provider during therapy sessions. We developed Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation (EMR), a set of provider skills grounded in theories of behavior change. EMR utilizes 18 motivational techniques focused on providing frequent feedback to patients on their effort and progress and linking these to patient goals. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of a clinical training protocol for clinicians to do EMR, as measured by clinician adherence...
October 14, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676890/one-handed-intermittent-self-urinary-catheterism-with-an-adaptive-equipment-case-report-of-an-amputee-patient-suffering-from-multiple-sclerosis
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Helene Dessort, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Xavier de Boissezon, Philippe Marque
OBJECTIVE: Intermittent self-catheterization is the gold standard for patients with central neurologic bladder. It allows to reduce all urinary tract complications and to improve the quality of life. The factors of good compliance are continence and autonomy regarding the introduction of the catheter. Nevertheless, self-catheterization can be difficult because of the usual shortcomings associated with bladder and sphincter disorders (motor, sensory…). We found only one study about one adaptive equipment to facilitate the gesture for monoplegic patients...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676853/pediatric-rehabilitation-and-pediatric-oncology-a-winner-association-the-experience-of-grenoble-pediatric-hospital
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Véronique Bourg, Anne Descotes, Anne Pagnier, Jacques Griffet, Dominique Plantaz
The Child and Family Hospital of Grenoble is one of the rare university hospitals in France to benefit from the presence of a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine. This hospital includes both inpatient and outpatient units. During the temporary closure of one department, certain members of the rehabilitation unit were reassigned to the acute care wards of the pediatric department, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Over the course of one year, these therapists completed more than 150 interventions in this department, more than half of which were in the hematology and oncology ward...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671540/a-feasibility-study-to-prevent-falls-in-older-people-who-are-sight-impaired-the-vip2uk-randomised-controlled-trial
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Heather Waterman, Claire Ballinger, Caroline Brundle, Sebastien Chastin, Heather Gage, Robert Harper, David Henson, Bob Laventure, Lisa McEvoy, Mark Pilling, Nicky Olleveant, Dawn A Skelton, Penelope Stanford, Chris Todd
BACKGROUND: Published evaluations of successful interventions to prevent falls in people with sight impairment (SI) are limited. The aim of this feasibility study is to optimise the design and investigation of home safety (HS) and home exercise (HE) programmes to prevent falls in older people with SI. METHODS: A community-based feasibility study in north-west England comprising a three-arm randomised controlled trial (RCT) allocated participants to (1) a control group receiving usual care and social visits, (2) an experimental group receiving the HS programme and (3) an experimental group receiving the HS + HE programme...
September 26, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634471/technology-assisted-stroke-rehabilitation-in-mexico-a-pilot-randomized-trial-comparing-traditional-therapy-to-circuit-training-in-a-robot-technology-assisted-therapy-gym
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Karla Bustamante Valles, Sandra Montes, Maria de Jesus Madrigal, Adan Burciaga, María Elena Martínez, Michelle J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Stroke rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries, such as Mexico, is often hampered by lack of clinical resources and funding. To provide a cost-effective solution for comprehensive post-stroke rehabilitation that can alleviate the need for one-on-one physical or occupational therapy, in lower and upper extremities, we proposed and implemented a technology-assisted rehabilitation gymnasium in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Gymnasium for Robotic Rehabilitation (Robot Gym) consisted of low- and high-tech systems for upper and lower limb rehabilitation...
2016: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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