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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634569/epidemiology-and-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke-review-of-data-from-four-european-countries
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REVIEW
Andreea D Ceornodolea, Roland Bal, Johan L Severens
In Europe, 1-3% of the population suffers from atrial fibrillation (AF) and has increased stroke risk. By 2060 a doubling in number of cases and great burden in managing this medical condition are expected. This paper offers an overview of data on epidemiology and management of AF and stroke in four European countries as well as the interconnection between these dimensions. A search index was developed to access multiple scientific and "grey" literatures. Information was prioritised based on strength of evidence and date...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633661/prevalence-of-arthritis-according-to-age-sex-and-socioeconomic-status-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries-analysis-of-data-from-the-world-health-organization-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health-sage-wave-1
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Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, S Cook, M T Leech, S J Bowe, P Kowal, N Naidoo, I N Ackerman, R S Page, S M Hosking, J A Pasco, M Mohebbi
BACKGROUND: In higher income countries, social disadvantage is associated with higher arthritis prevalence; however, less is known about arthritis prevalence or determinants in low to middle income countries (LMICs). We assessed arthritis prevalence by age and sex, and marital status and occupation, as two key parameters of socioeconomic position (SEP), using data from the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE). METHODS: SAGE Wave 1 (2007-10) includes nationally-representative samples of older adults (≥50 yrs), plus smaller samples of adults aged 18-49 yrs...
June 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604194/barriers-to-addressing-childhood-weight-issues-in-acute-care-settings-and-how-to-overcome-them
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Natalie Warren, Jane Hunt
Excess weight and obesity in childhood is a global problem, with UK prevalence unfavourably high. Despite national policy recommendations and professional guidelines that nurses should address the issue, research shows that practice is not consistent. This literature review identifies barriers nurses face in addressing childhood weight issues with families in acute healthcare settings. Three interlinked themes are identified: parental receptiveness; knowledge, education and resource constraints; and time, priority and continuity constraints...
June 12, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601837/development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-clinical-trials-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-study-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-identification-of-a-core-outcome-set-using-a-delphi-survey
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Christopher Ma, Remo Panaccione, Richard N Fedorak, Claire E Parker, Reena Khanna, Barrett G Levesque, William J Sandborn, Brian G Feagan, Vipul Jairath
INTRODUCTION: Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), the main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are chronic, progressive and disabling disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Although data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) provide the foundation of evidence that validates medical therapy for IBD, considerable heterogeneity exists in the measured outcomes used in these studies. Furthermore, in recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in IBD treatment targets, moving from symptom-based scoring to improvement or normalisation of objective measures of inflammation such as endoscopic appearance, inflammatory biomarkers and histological and radiographic end points...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599384/adolescent-and-parent-perspectives-prior-to-involvement-in-a-fontan-transition-program
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Karin du Plessis, Evelyn Culnane, Rebecca Peters, Yves d'Udekem
Background Successful transition to adult healthcare is particularly important for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients who have undergone palliative surgery, as they risk adverse events if not followed closely. This study examines young people at the worst end of the CHD spectrum who are born with a single ventricle (pumping heart chamber), and who undergo a series of operations that culminate in the Fontan surgical procedure. Purpose To explore adolescents with a Fontan circulation, and their parents', readiness for transition to adult care and pre-implementation of a transition program...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597121/current-research-priorities-in-perioperative-intensive-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Michael A Gillies, Michael Sander, Andrew Shaw, Duminda N Wijeysundera, John Myburgh, Cesar Aldecoa, Ib Jammer, Suzana M Lobo, Naomi Pritchard, Michael P W Grocott, Marcus J Schultz, Rupert M Pearse
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatments are offered to more patients than ever before, and increasingly to older patients with chronic disease. High-risk patients frequently require critical care either in the immediate postoperative period or after developing complications. The purpose of this review was to identify and prioritise themes for future research in perioperative intensive care medicine. METHODS: We undertook a priority setting process (PSP). A panel was convened, drawn from experts representing a wide geographical area, plus a patient representative...
June 8, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554931/developing-a-core-outcome-set-for-infant-colic-for-primary-secondary-and-tertiary-care-settings-a-prospective-study
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Nina F Steutel, Marc A Benninga, Miranda W Langendam, Judith J Korterink, Flavia Indrio, Hania Szajewska, Merit M Tabbers
OBJECTIVE: Infant colic (IC) is defined as recurrent and prolonged crying without an obvious cause or evidence of failure to thrive or illness. It is a common problem with a prevalence of 5%-25%. The unknown aetiology results in a wide variety in interventions and use of heterogeneous outcome measures across therapeutic trials. Our aim was to develop a core outcome set (COS) for IC to facilitate and improve evidence synthesis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective study design; primary, secondary and tertiary care...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545430/sustainability-in-health-care-by-allocating-resources-effectively-share-6-investigating-methods-to-identify-prioritise-implement-and-evaluate-disinvestment-projects-in-a-local-healthcare-setting
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Claire Harris, Kelly Allen, Vanessa Brooke, Tim Dyer, Cara Waller, Richard King, Wayne Ramsey, Duncan Mortimer
BACKGROUND: This is the sixth in a series of papers reporting Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) in a local healthcare setting. The SHARE program was established to investigate a systematic, integrated, evidence-based approach to disinvestment within a large Australian health service. This paper describes the methods employed in undertaking pilot disinvestment projects. It draws a number of lessons regarding the strengths and weaknesses of these methods; particularly regarding the crucial first step of identifying targets for disinvestment...
May 25, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517988/the-promise-and-the-hype-of-personalised-medicine
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Tim Maughan
Personalised medicine is widely considered as the way of the future for medicine. However, progress in cancer, with a few outstanding exceptions, has fallen below expectations because of the challenges of tumour heterogeneity and clonal evolution. In both benign and malignant disease, diseases caused by single genetic alterations are more amenable to precision medicine approaches. However, most common diseases are caused by a complex interplay of multiple genetic and environmental factors making personalised medicine far more challenging...
April 2017: New Bioethics: a Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511818/-how-the-other-half-live-lay-perspectives-on-health-inequalities-in-an-age-of-austerity
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Kayleigh Garthwaite, Clare Bambra
This paper examines how people living in two socially contrasting areas of Stockton on Tees, North East England experience, explain, and understand the stark health inequalities in their town. Participants displayed opinions that fluctuated between a variety of converging and contrasting explanations. Three years of ethnographic observation in both areas (2014-2017) generated explanations which initially focused closely on behavioural and individualised factors, whilst 118 qualitative interviews subsequently revealed more nuanced justifications, which prioritised more structural, material and psychosocial influences...
May 10, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507221/allocation-of-antiretroviral-drugs-to-hiv-infected-patients-in-togo-perspectives-of-people-living-with-hiv-and-healthcare-providers
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Lonzozou Kpanake, Paul Clay Sorum, Etienne Mullet
AIM: To explore the way people living with HIV and healthcare providers in Togo judge the priority of HIV-infected patients regarding the allocation of antiretroviral drugs. METHOD: From June to September 2015, 200 adults living with HIV and 121 healthcare providers living in Togo were recruited for the study. They were presented with stories of a few lines depicting the situation of an HIV-infected patient and were instructed to judge the extent to which the patient should be given priority for antiretroviral drugs...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490553/using-a-patient-decision-aid-for-insulin-initiation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-qualitative-analysis-of-doctor-patient-conversations-in-primary-care-consultations-in-malaysia
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Ayeshah Syed, Zuraidah Mohd Don, Chirk Jenn Ng, Yew Kong Lee, Ee Ming Khoo, Ping Yein Lee, Khatijah Lim Abdullah, Azlin Zainal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the use of apatient decision aid (PDA) for insulin initiation fulfils its purpose of facilitating patient-centred decision-making through identifying how doctors and patients interact when using the PDA during primary care consultations. DESIGN: Conversation analysis of seven single cases of audio-recorded/video-recorded consultations between doctors and patients with type 2 diabetes, using a PDA on starting insulin. SETTING: Primary care in three healthcare settings: (1) one private clinic; (2) two public community clinics and (3) one primary care clinic in a public university hospital, in Negeri Sembilan and the Klang Valley in Malaysia...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478858/survivorship-care-for-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-in-ireland-what-do-women-want
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Elizabeth Meade, Sonja McIlfatrick, Ann Marie Groarke, Eimear Butler, Maura Dowling
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify the concerns of postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland and inform the development of a survivorship care plan. METHOD: A qualitative participatory approach was used. Focus group interviews (n = 6) with 51 women were undertaken. Following analysis of the focus group discussions, two nominal group technique (NGT) (consensus workshops) involving representatives (n = 17) from each of the six focus groups were held...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453429/anti-microbial-coating-innovations-to-prevent-infectious-diseases-amici-cost-action-ca15114
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Colum P Dunne, Minna M Keinänen-Toivola, Anne Kahru, Birgit Teunissen, Hulya Olmez, Isabel Gouveia, Luis Melo, Kazimierz Murzyn, Martina Modic, Merja Ahonen, Pete Askew, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Christian Adlhart, Francy R L Crijns
Worldwide, millions of patients are affected annually by healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), impacting up to 80,000 patients in European Hospitals on any given day. This represents not only public health risk, but also an economic burden. Complementing routine hand hygiene practices, cleaning and disinfection, antimicrobial coatings hold promise based, in essence, on the application of materials and chemicals with persistent bactericidal or -static properties onto surfaces or in textiles used in healthcare environments...
April 28, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449018/accuracy-of-ethnicity-data-recorded-in-hospital-based-patient-clinical-records-and-the-australia-and-new-zealand-dialysis-and-transplant-registry
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Matthew Page, Emma H Wyeth, Ari Samaranayaka, Bronwen McNoe, Rachael Walker, John Schollum, Mark Marshall, Robert Walker, Sarah Derrett
AIM: Sustained health inequities are experienced by indigenous and minority populations. Accurate ethnicity data are fundamental to healthcare planning and provision and monitoring of health outcomes to address such inequities. This study investigated the accuracy of ethnicity data in a large clinical registry of end-stage kidney disease patients (the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry; ANZDATA) and hospital-based patient clinical records compared with self-reported ethnicity data collected in the 'Dialysis Outcomes in those aged ≥65 years' (DOS65+) study...
April 28, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391102/contributions-of-specific-causes-of-death-to-lost-life-expectancy-in-severe-mental-illness
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N Jayatilleke, R D Hayes, R Dutta, H Shetty, M Hotopf, C-K Chang, R Stewart
The life expectancy gap between people with severe mental illness (SMI) and the general population persists and may even be widening. This study aimed to estimate contributions of specific causes of death to the gap. Age of death and primary cause of death were used to estimate life expectancy at birth for people with SMI from a large mental healthcare case register during 2007-2012. Using data for England and Wales in 2010, death rates in the SMI cohort for each primary cause of death category were replaced with gender- and age-specific norms for that cause...
March 17, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386399/development-of-research-priorities-in-paediatric-pain-and-palliative-care
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Christina Liossi, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Richard F Howard
Priority setting for healthcare research is as important as conducting the research itself because rigorous and systematic processes of priority setting can make an important contribution to the quality of research. This project aimed to prioritise clinical therapeutic uncertainties in paediatric pain and palliative care in order to encourage and inform the future research agenda and raise the profile of paediatric pain and palliative care in the United Kingdom. Clinical therapeutic uncertainties were identified and transformed into patient, intervention, comparison and outcome (PICO) format and prioritised using a modified Nominal Group Technique...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373250/standards-for-reporting-implementation-studies-stari-explanation-and-elaboration-document
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Hilary Pinnock, Melanie Barwick, Christopher R Carpenter, Sandra Eldridge, Gonzalo Grandes, Chris J Griffiths, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Paul Meissner, Elizabeth Murray, Anita Patel, Aziz Sheikh, Stephanie J C Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Implementation studies are often poorly reported and indexed, reducing their potential to inform the provision of healthcare services. The Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) initiative aims to develop guidelines for transparent and accurate reporting of implementation studies. METHODS: An international working group developed the StaRI guideline informed by a systematic literature review and e-Delphi prioritisation exercise. Following a face-to-face meeting, the checklist was developed iteratively by email discussion and critical review by international experts...
April 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364118/enablers-and-determinants-of-the-provision-of-written-action-plans-to-patients-with-asthma-a-stratified-survey-of-canadian-physicians
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Fabienne Djandji, Alexandrine J Lamontagne, Lucie Blais, Simon L Bacon, Pierre Ernst, Roland Grad, Kim L Lavoie, Martha L McKinney, Eve Desplats, Francine M Ducharme
Despite national recommendations, most patients with asthma are not given a written action plan . The objectives were to ascertain physicians' endorsement of potential enablers to providing a written action plan, and the determinants and proportion, of physician-reported use of a written action plan. We surveyed 838 family physicians, paediatricians, and emergency physicians in Quebec. The mailed questionnaire comprised 102 questions on asthma management, 11 of which pertained to written action plan and promising enablers...
March 31, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342891/cost-utility-of-group-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-for-fibromyalgia-versus-recommended-drugs-an-economic-analysis-alongside-a-6-month-randomised-controlled-trial-conducted-in-spain-effigact-study
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Juan V Luciano, Francesco D'Amico, Albert Feliu-Soler, Lance M McCracken, Jaume Aguado, María T Peñarrubia-María, Martin Knapp, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Javier García-Campayo
The aim of this study was to analyse the cost-utility of a group-based form of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (GACT) in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) compared to patients receiving recommended pharmacological treatment (RPT) or on a waiting list (WL). The data were derived from a previously published study, an RCT that focused on clinical outcomes. Health economic outcomes included health-related quality of life and healthcare use at baseline and at 6-month follow-up using the EuroQol (EQ-5D-3L) and the Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI), respectively...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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