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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678806/a-novel-algorithm-for-determining-the-contextual-characteristics-of-movement-behaviors-by-combining-accelerometer-features-and-wireless-beacons-development-and-implementation
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Daniele Magistro, Salvatore Sessa, Andrew P Kingsnorth, Adam Loveday, Alessandro Simeone, Massimiliano Zecca, Dale W Esliger
BACKGROUND: Unfortunately, global efforts to promote "how much" physical activity people should be undertaking have been largely unsuccessful. Given the difficulty of achieving a sustained lifestyle behavior change, many scientists are reexamining their approaches. One such approach is to focus on understanding the context of the lifestyle behavior (ie, where, when, and with whom) with a view to identifying promising intervention targets. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and implement an innovative algorithm to determine "where" physical activity occurs using proximity sensors coupled with a widely used physical activity monitor...
April 20, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677987/towards-unsupervised-detection-of-process-models-in-healthcare
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Amirah Alharbi, Andy Bulpitt, Owen A Johnson
Process mining techniques can play a significant role in understanding healthcare processes by supporting analysis of patient records in electronic health record systems. Healthcare processes are complex and patterns of care may vary considerably within similar cohorts of patients. Process mining often creates "spaghetti" models and require significant domain expert input to refine. Machine learning approaches such as Hidden Markov Models (HMM) may assist this refinement process. HMMs have been advocated for patient pathways clustering purposes; however these models can also be utilized for detecting hidden processes to help event abstraction...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675995/bridging-the-hiv-treatment-gap-in-nigeria-examining-community-antiretroviral-treatment-models
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Edward A Oladele, Okikiolu A Badejo, Christopher Obanubi, Emeka F Okechukwu, Ezekiel James, Golden Owhonda, Onuche I Omeh, Moyosola Abass, Olubunmi R Negedu-Momoh, Norma Ojehomon, Dorothy Oqua, Satish Raj-Pandey, Hadiza Khamofu, Kwasi Torpey
INTRODUCTION: Significant gaps persist in providing HIV treatment to all who are in need. Restricting care delivery to healthcare facilities will continue to perpetuate this gap in limited resource settings. We assessed a large-scale community-based programme for effectiveness in identifying people living with HIV and linking them to antiretroviral treatment. METHODS: A retrospective secular trend study of 14 high burden local government areas of Nigeria was conducted in which two models of community antiretroviral treatment delivery were implemented: Model A (on-site initiation) and Model B (immediate referral) clusters...
April 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672608/psychosocial-interventions-for-rehabilitation-and-reintegration-into-daily-life-of-pediatric-cancer-survivors-and-their-families-a-systematic-review
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Mona Leandra Peikert, Laura Inhestern, Corinna Bergelt
BACKGROUND: The survival rate of childhood cancer patients increased over the past decades. However, even after successful treatment the transition back to normalcy is often a major challenge for the whole family. Therefore, this study aims to provide an overview of psychosocial interventions for childhood cancer survivors and their families in the first years after the end of cancer treatment. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review following the PRISMA Checklist (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses; PROSPERO registration number: CRD42017059782)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671012/-cystinosis-diagnosis-cystine-depleting-therapy-and-transition
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Jessica Kaufeld, Lutz T Weber, Christine Kurschat, Sima Canaan-Kuehl, Eva Brand, Jun Oh, Lars Pape
This article presents a case of cystinosis in a young man. Diagnosis of the disease and the problem of transition to adult care are described. Cystinosis is a rare lysosomal storage disease with first manifestation in early childhood presenting as renal Fanconi syndrome. Without treatment, the disease leads to severe health impairment. Due to the rarity of the disease, a correct diagnosis is often delayed. Without treatment, cystinosis often leads to end-stage renal failure, blindness, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and rickets...
April 18, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669085/reducing-opioid-use-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-an-evidence-based-perspective
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Sarah Wenger, Jason Drott, Rebecca Fillipo, Alyssa Findlay, Amanda Genung, Jessica Heiden, Joke Bradt
The implementation of recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to move away from opioids and toward nonpharmacological therapies for the treatment of chronic pain could involve a difficult transition period for patients and practitioners. The focus of treatment should shift from eliminating pain completely to minimizing the impact of pain on quality of life. Many patients with chronic pain take opioids either because opioids were previously prescribed as a first-line treatment for chronic pain, on the basis of old standards of care, or because opioids were initially prescribed for acute pain...
May 1, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668145/-lost-in-transition-crossed-looks-on-the-18-25-years-old
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Sarah Depallens, Yusuke Leo Takeuchi, Katherine Roberts
Social determinants have an impact on patients' access to care and on their health at any age. Young adults are a population at risk of being affected in their health because of a lack of social protection or unavailability of healthcare system adapted to their specific needs. Primary healthcare providers need to identify that window of social vulnerability in order to avoid a discontinuation in healthcare and to prevent biopsychosocial co-morbidity leading to ongoing consequences on their health.
April 18, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668144/-majority-in-asylum-seekers-and-unaccompanied-minors-practical-aspects-for-an-effective-inter-professional-approach
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Thomas Pernin, Dagmar M Haller, Anne Meynard, Françoise Narring
An unaccompanied minor is a young person under 18 years of age separated from both parents and who is not cared for by an adult invested of this responsability by law or the custom. Their number has increased in Switzerland in 2015, prompting medical and social professionals to adapt their care to respond more appropriately to their needs. Specific elements of an initial health check for these young people, transcultural skills and a good knowledge of the network are necessary to provide optimal management...
April 18, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667178/cost-utility-analysis-of-bariatric-surgery
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O Borisenko, V Lukyanov, A R Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to evaluate the cost-utility of bariatric surgery in England. METHODS: A state-transition Markov model was developed to compare the costs and outcomes of two treatment approaches for patients with morbid obesity: bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding; and non-surgical usual care. Parameters of the effectiveness of surgery and complications were informed by data from the UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry, the Scandinavian Obesity Registry and the Swedish Obese Subjects study...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666169/impact-of-transitional-care-on-endocrine-and-anthropometric-parameters-in-prader-willi-syndrome
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Anne-Cécile Paepegaey, Muriel Coupaye, Asma Jaziri, Florence Menesguen, Béatrice Dubern, Michel Polak, Jean-Michel Oppert, Maithe Tauber, Graziella Pinto, Christine Poitou
CONTEXT: The transition of patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) to adult life for medical care is challenging because of multiple comorbidities, including hormone deficiencies, obesity, and cognitive and behavioral disabilities. OBJECTIVE: To assess endocrine management, and metabolic and anthropometric parameters of PWS adults who received (n=31) or not (n=64) transitional care, defined as specialized pediatric care followed by a structured care pathway to a multidisciplinary adult team...
April 17, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666139/last-year-of-life-study-cologne-lyol-c-protocol-for-a-cross-sectional-mixed-methods-study-to-examine-care-trajectories-and-transitions-in-the-last-year-of-life-until-death
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Julia Strupp, Gloria Hanke, Nicolas Schippel, Holger Pfaff, Ute Karbach, Christian Rietz, Raymond Voltz
INTRODUCTION: The last year of life constitutes a particularly vulnerable phase for patients, involving nearly all health and social care structures. Yet, little scientific evidence is available that provides insight into the trajectories including the number and types of care setting transitions, transitions into palliative care and the dying phase. Only few studies have focused on difficulties associated with having to move between health and social care settings in the last year of life, although patients face a significant risk of adverse events...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665720/community-pharmacist-preferences-in-transition-of-care-communications
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Mackenzie A Dolan, Chelsea P Renfro, Stefanie P Ferreri, Betsy B Shilliday, Timothy J Ives, Jamie J Cavanaugh
OBJECTIVE: To determine community pharmacist preferences in transition of care (TOC) communications. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, data were gathered via electronic survey of community pharmacists regarding their preferences for TOC communications. The survey was distributed via email by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Survey responses were received from 343 community pharmacists (response rate = 6...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665703/culturally-safe-health-initiatives-for-indigenous-peoples-in-canada-a-scoping-review
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Lauren Brooks-Cleator, Breanna Phillipps, Audrey Giles
Background Cultural safety has the potential to improve the health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, yet practical applications of the concept are lacking in the literature. Purpose This study aims to identify the key components of culturally safe health initiatives for the Indigenous population of Canada to refine its application in health-care settings. Methods We conducted a scoping review of the literature pertaining to culturally safe health promotion programs, initiatives, services, or care for the Indigenous population in Canada...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665695/women-in-rural-family-medicine-a-qualitative-exploration-of-practice-attributes-that-promote-physician-satisfaction
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Carol Hustedde, Heather Paladine, Andrea Wendling, Rupa Prasad, Orlando Sola, Sarah Bjorkman, Julie Phillips
INTRODUCTION: The USA needs more rural physicians. Although women represent half of all US trained medical students, the rural physician workforce has remained predominantly male. Insight is needed into what makes rural practice attractive for women and which practice characteristics allow women physicians to practice successfully in rural areas. This study's purpose was to examine aspects of the practice environment that impact women physicians' professional satisfaction and commitment to rural medicine...
April 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662720/role-of-active-versus-passive-complementary-and-integrative-health-approaches-in-pain-management
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David Cosio, Erica Lin
Background: A general conclusion about the treatment of chronic, noncancer pain is that the results from traditional, passive modalities are disheartening. Perhaps this may be due to the propensity of patients to seek out passive versus active treatments. In pain management, active treatments should be the primary focus, with passive interventions as an adjunct. Objective: The current study tested the hypotheses that Veterans would report a greater significant increase in active versus transitional and active versus passive complementary and integrative health (CIH) utilization after completing a formal pain education program...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661107/implementation-of-health-information-exchange-at-the-pima-county-adult-detention-complex-lessons-learned
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Alyssa Hinchman, Sara Hodges, James Backus, Terri Warholak
Successful transition of patients between health care entities is difficult. Historically, the process of transitioning individuals through the corrections system with regard to health care was made even more challenging by the limitation of paper records. Recently, the advent of electronic medical records has improved health care nationwide. The use of health information exchange (HIE) systems in areas such as emergency medicine has also impacted patient outcomes. To date, this technology has not been used in the corrections system...
April 2018: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660967/a-call-for-implementing-preferred-practices-for-brain-injury-screening-in-youth-to-improve-transition
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Drew A Nagele, Melissa McCart, Stephen R Hooper
BACKGROUND: It is vital to engage in systematic screening to identify and serve children who may have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) - either traumatic or non-traumatic, so they can be successfully transitioned between environments and life stages. This is particularly important for children and adolescents given the impact an ABI can have on learning and social functioning over the course of the neurodevelopmental process. A pattern of repeated, undiagnosed mild brain injuries may lead to mood or behavior disorders, learning problems...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659994/resident-and-staff-satisfaction-of-pediatric-graduate-medical-education-training-on-transition-to-adult-care-of-medically-complex-patients
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Matthew Weeks, Brandon Cole, Eric Flake, Daniel Roy
Introduction: This study aims to describe the quantity and satisfaction current residents and experienced pediatricians have with graduate medical education on transitioning medically complex patients to adult care. There is an increasing need for transitioning medically complex adolescents to adult care. Over 90% now live into adulthood and require transition to adult healthcare providers. The 2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs found that only 40% of youth 12-17 yr receive the necessary services to appropriately transition to adult care...
April 11, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659093/oral-intake-evaluation-in-patients-following-critical-illness-an-icu-cohort-study
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Rebecca J Jarden, Lynsey Sutton-Smith, Catherine Boulton
Timely and adequate nutrition improves health outcomes for the critically ill patient. Despite clinical guidelines recommending early oral nutrition, survivors of critical illness experience significant nutritional deficits. This cohort study evaluates the oral nutrition intake in intensive care unit (ICU) patients who have experienced recent critical illness. The oral nutrition intake of a convenience sample of ICU patients post-critical illness was observed during a 1-month period. Data pertaining to both the amount of oral nutrition intake and factors impacting optimal oral nutrition intake were collected and analysed...
April 16, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658981/mobility-device-use-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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M Kader, S B Jonasson, S Iwarsson, P Odin, M H Nilsson
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate how the use and perceived unmet need of mobility devices (MD) in people with Parkinson's disease (PD) evolve over a 3-year period. METHODS: The study reports baseline assessments (n = 255) and comparisons for participants with complete data at baseline and the 3-year follow-up (n = 165). Structured questions addressed the use and perceived unmet need of various MDs indoor and outdoor (eg, canes, wheeled walkers, and manual and powered wheelchairs)...
April 16, 2018: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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