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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527504/telehealth-in-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-a-narrative-review
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Adam S Tenforde, Jaye E Hefner, Jodi E Kodish-Wachs, Mary A Iaccarino, Sabrina Paganoni
Telehealth refers to health care interactions that leverage telecommunication devices to provide medical care outside the traditional face-to-face, in-person medical encounter. Technology advances and research have expanded use of telehealth in health care delivery. Physical medicine and rehabilitation providers may use telehealth to deliver care to populations with neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions, commonly treated in both acute care and outpatient settings. Patients with impaired mobility and those living in locations with reduced access to care may particularly benefit...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523476/impact-of-a-patient-navigator-program-on-hospital-based-and-outpatient-utilization-over-180%C3%A2-days-in-a-safety-net-health-system
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Richard B Balaban, Fang Zhang, Catherine E Vialle-Valentin, Alison A Galbraith, Marguerite E Burns, Marc R Larochelle, Dennis Ross-Degnan
BACKGROUND: With emerging global payment structures, medical systems need to understand longer-term impacts of care transition strategies. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a care transition program using patient navigators (PNs) on health service utilization among high-risk safety-net patients over a 180-day period. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial conducted October 2011 through April 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Patients admitted to the general medicine service with ≥1 readmission risk factor: (1) age ≥ 60; (2) in-network inpatient admission within prior 6 months; (3) index length of stay ≥ 3 days; or (4) admission diagnosis of heart failure or (5) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
May 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495236/fireworks-type-injury-pattern-and-permanent-impairment-following-severe-fireworks-related-injuries
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Brinkley K Sandvall, Lauren Jacobson, Erin A Miller, Ryan E Dodge, D Alex Quistberg, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Monica S Vavilala, Jeffrey B Friedrich, Kari A Keys
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of clinical data on severe fireworks-related injuries, and the relationship between firework types, injury patterns, and magnitude of impairment is not well understood. Our objective was to describe the relationship between fireworks type, injury patterns, and impairment. METHODS: Retrospective case series (2005-2015) of patients who sustained consumer fireworks-related injuries requiring hospital admission and/or an operation at a Level 1 Trauma/Burn Center...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485067/chemotherapy-related-cardiotoxicity-are-australian-practitioners-missing-the-point
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Rachel Conyers, Ben Costello, Anne Tripaydonis, Charlotte Burns, Louise Ludlow, Peter Lange, Paul Ekert, Francoise Mechinaud, Michael Cheung, Michelle Martin, David Elliot
BACKGROUND: It has long been established that cardiotoxicity occurs as a result of exposure to certain chemotherapeutics, particularly anthracyclines. Historically, clinicians equate cardiotoxicity with a poor prognosis, in a small percentage of patients and deem long-term surveillance as optional. Emerging evidence suggests that anthracycline cardiotoxicity (ACT) is a life-long risk with an incidence approaching 20%. METHODS: Participants were identified via the Haematology-Oncology (HO) database at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne...
May 9, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468663/evaluating-malaria-case-management-at-public-health-facilities-in-two-provinces-in-angola
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Mateusz M Plucinski, Manzambi Ferreira, Carolina Miguel Ferreira, Jordan Burns, Patrick Gaparayi, Lubaki João, Olinda da Costa, Parambir Gill, Claudete Samutondo, Joltim Quivinja, Eliane Mbounga, Gabriel Ponce de León, Eric S Halsey, Pedro Rafael Dimbu, Filomeno Fortes
BACKGROUND: Malaria accounts for the largest portion of healthcare demand in Angola. A pillar of malaria control in Angola is the appropriate management of malaria illness, including testing of suspect cases with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and treatment of confirmed cases with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). Periodic systematic evaluations of malaria case management are recommended to measure health facility readiness and adherence to national case management guidelines...
May 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462398/the-frequency-of-gonorrheal-and-chlamydial-infections-in-zanjanian-women-in-2013-2014
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Behnaz Molaei, Farnaz Mohmmadian, Maryam Eftekhar, Robabeh Hatami, Atefe Tirkan, Mahsa Kiani
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the most prevalent bacterial sexually transmitted diseases in women. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of gonorrheal and chlamydial infections and determination of related risk factors in married women with vaginal discharge attending gynecological outpatient department (OPD) in Zanjan in 2013-2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross sectional study, 100 married women aged 18-49 years with vaginal discharge were evaluated for signs and symptoms of gonococcal and chlamydial infections...
February 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454533/associations-between-compulsory-community-treatment-and-continuity-of-care-in-a-three-year-follow-up-of-the-oxford-community-treatment-order-trial-octet-cohort
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Stephen Robert Puntis, Jorun Rugkåsa, Tom Burns
BACKGROUND: Most studies investigating the effectiveness of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) use readmission to hospital as the primary outcome. Another aim of introducing CTOs was to improve continuity of care. Our study was a 3-year prospective follow-up which tested for associations between CTOs and continuity of care. METHODS: Our study sample included 333 patients recruited to the Oxford Community Treatment Order Trial (OCTET). We collected data on continuity of care using eight previously operationalized measures...
April 28, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408145/cost-effectiveness-of-silver-dressings-for-paediatric-partial-thickness-burns-an-economic-evaluation-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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E Gee Kee, K Stockton, R M Kimble, L Cuttle, S M McPhail
BACKGROUND: Partial thickness burns of up to 10% total body surface area (TBSA) in children are common injuries primarily treated in the outpatient setting using expensive silver-containing dressings. However, economic evaluations in the paediatric burns population are lacking to assist healthcare providers when choosing which dressing to use. The aim of this study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of three silver dressings for partial thickness burns ≤10% TBSA in children aged 0-15 years using days to full wound re-epithelialization as the health outcome...
April 10, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382085/identification-of-a-novel-gla-mutation-l206-p-in-a-patient-with-fabry-disease
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Ji-Hoon Kim, Gee-Hee Kim, Hoon-Suk Park, Jin-A Choi, Jung-Min Bae, Uiju Cho
We report a new α-Galactosidase A (αGal-A) mutation in a 39-year-old Korean born, male Fabry disease patient. Fabry disease is a devastating, progressive inborn error of metabolism caused by X-linked genetic mutations. In this case, the first clinical symptom to occur was in childhood consisting of a burning pain originating in the extremities then radiating inwards to the limbs. This patient also stated to have ringing in his ears, angiokeratomas on his trunk, and cornea verticillata. He visited an outpatient cardiologist due to intermittent and atypical chest discomfort at the age of 39...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379104/the-use-of-a-chitosan-dressing-with-silver-in-the-management-of-paediatric-burn-wounds-a-pilot-study
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S Massand, F Cheema, S Brown, W J Davis, B Burkey, P M Glat
OBJECTIVE: Traditional burn dressings demonstrate unfavourable tendencies of shrinking when wet and failing to maintain their integrity when manipulated. To overcome these obstacles, gel-forming fibre dressings have emerged as an alternative. Our objective was to observe the clinical properties and healing ability in the setting of burn wounds in a paediatric centre of a chitosan-based dressing containing silver. METHODS: A sample of 12 partial-thickness burns in 10 children were identified for treatment with the chitosan-based silver dressing...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369916/feeling-the-burn-the-significant-burden-of-febrile-nonhemolytic-transfusion-reactions
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Robert Cohen, Alioska Escorcia, Farzana Tasmin, Ana Lima, Yulia Lin, Lani Lieberman, Jacob Pendergrast, Jeannie Callum, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich
BACKGROUND: Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions (FNHTRs) are characterized by a post-transfusion temperature rise (of ≥ 1°C, to ≥ 38°C) or chills/rigors unrelated to the underlying condition. FNHTRs are provoked by inflammatory cytokines in the product or by host antileukocyte antibodies against residual donor leukocytes. FNHTRs are among the most commonly reported transfusion disturbances and are generally deemed nonserious events. However, their impact on patients and hospitals may be underestimated...
March 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318750/changes-in-patterns-of-treatment-of-burned-children-at-the-linkoping-burn-centre-sweden-2009-2014
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Moustafa Elmasry, Ingrid Steinvall, Islam Abdelrahman, Pia Olofsson, Folke Sjoberg
INTRODUCTION: Children are a relatively large group among patients with burns in Sweden. We changed the management of children's burns to a flexible, outpatient-based plan. The aim was to follow up the outpatient management for children's burns during the period 2009-2014, and track it, to find out to what extent the patients had been treated flexibly as outpatients, and to clarify the reasons behind those who did not fit in the plan. METHODS: Descriptive retrospective analysis dividing the patients into three groups: inpatients only, flexible management, and outpatients...
March 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314878/-surgical-treatment-of-burns-special-aspects-of-pediatric-burns
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REVIEW
G Bührer, J P Beier, R E Horch, A Arkudas
BACKGROUND: Treatment of pediatric burn patients is very important because of the sheer frequency of burn wounds and the possible long-term ramifications. Extensive burns need special care and are treated in specialized burn centers. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this work is to present current standards in burn therapy and important innovations in the treatment of burns in children so that the common and small area burn wounds and scalds in pediatric patients in day-to-day dermatological practice can be adequately treated...
May 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289357/the-burning-issues-of-motor-vehicle-radiator-scald-injuries-revisited-a-fresh-review-and-changing-prevention-strategies
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J N Patel, A Tan, Q Frew, P Dziewulski
A preventable subgroup of burn injuries is scalds sustained from motor vehicle radiators. This study was to determine changes in trends in epidemiology of such injuries and to discuss whether current and other prevention efforts proposed previously require reinforcement. We conducted a retrospective study (February 2007-August 2015) of all motor vehicle-related burn referrals to our regional burns service. 68 cases of motor vehicle radiator burns were identified. Male to female ratio was 65:3. Mean age was 35...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263920/healthcare-costs-and-utilization-for-patients-age-50-to-64-years-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treated-with-chemotherapy-or-with-chemotherapy-and-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Jaime M Preussler, Christa L Meyer, Lih-Wen Mau, Navneet S Majhail, Ellen M Denzen, Kristen C Edsall, Stephanie H Farnia, Wael Saber, Linda J Burns, David J Vanness
The primary aim of this study was to describe healthcare costs and utilization during the first year after a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for privately insured non-Medicare patients in the United States aged 50 to 64 years who were treated with either chemotherapy or chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT). MarketScan (Truven Health Analytics) adjudicated total payments for inpatient, outpatient, and prescription drug claims from 2007 to 2011 were used to estimate costs from the health system perspective...
March 2, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241509/the-association-between-ambient-air-pollution-and-allergic-rhinitis-further-epidemiological-evidence-from-changchun-northeastern-china
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Bo Teng, Xuelei Zhang, Chunhui Yi, Yan Zhang, Shufeng Ye, Yafang Wang, Daniel Q Tong, Binfeng Lu
With the continuous rapid urbanization process over the last three decades, outdoors air pollution has become a progressively more serious public health hazard in China. To investigate the possible associations, lag effects and seasonal differences of urban air quality on respiratory health (allergic rhinitis) in Changchun, a city in Northeastern China, we carried out a time-series analysis of the incidents of allergic rhinitis (AR) from 2013 to 2015. Environmental monitoring showed that PM2.5 and PM10 were the major air pollutants in Changchun, followed by SO₂, NO₂ and O₃...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166066/prevalence-of-sensory-neuropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-its-correlation-with-duration-of-disease
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D B Karki, S K Yadava, S Pant, N Thusa, E Dangol, S Ghimire
Background Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common and distressing late complication of diabetes mellitus. Ignorance of the complications may develop foot ulcers and gangrene requiring amputation. Objective The main objective of this study is to find out the prevalence of sensory neuropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus and to compare it with the duration of disease. Method Two hundred seventy one patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus of both gender age 30 years and above willing to participate were included in this study...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149226/burns-in-sweden-temporal-trends-from-1987-to-2010
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A Svee, A Jonsson, F Sjöberg, F Huss
Our aim was to investigate the epidemiology of burned patients admitted to hospitals in Sweden, and to examine temporal trends during the last three decades. Our hypothesis was that there has been an appreciable decline in the number of patients admitted. Retrospective data about burned patients treated at Swedish hospitals 1987 - 2010 were obtained from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. Patients with primary or secondary ICD diagnoses of burns were included, reviewed and statistically interpreted in terms of sex, age, incidence, mortality in hospital and duration of stay...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123292/burn-injury-during-long-term-oxygen-therapy-in-denmark-and-sweden-the-potential-role-of-smoking
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Hanan A Tanash, Thomas Ringbaek, Fredrik Huss, Magnus Ekström
BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) increases life expectancy in patients with COPD and severe hypoxemia. Smoking is the main cause of burn injury during LTOT. Policy regarding smoking while on LTOT varies between countries. In this study, we compare the incidence of burn injury that required contact with a health care specialist, between Sweden (a country with a strict policy regarding smoking while on LTOT) and Denmark (a country with less strict smoking policy). METHODS: This was a population-based, cohort study of patients initiating LTOT due to any cause in Sweden and Denmark...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108263/anxiety-is-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-in-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-s-disease
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Nadeeka N W Dissanayaka, Rachael A Lawson, Alison J Yarnall, Gordon W Duncan, David P Breen, Tien K Khoo, Roger A Barker, David J Burn
INTRODUCTION: Anxiety and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are prevalent non-motor manifestations of Parkinson's disease (PD). While few studies have demonstrated a possible link between cognitive dysfunction and anxiety in PD, to our knowledge, no studies have directly examined the association between them. This study investigated the association between anxiety and cognitive deficits in newly diagnosed PD patients. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed PD (N = 185) were recruited from community and outpatient clinics...
March 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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