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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921633/healthcare-resources-are-inadequate-to-address-the-burden-of-illness-among-hiv-infected-male-prisoners-in-malaysia
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Joseph Bick, Gabriel Culbert, Haider A Al-Darraji, Clayton Koh, Veena Pillai, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Frederick Altice
Purpose Criminalization of drug use in Malaysia has concentrated people who inject drugs (PWID) and people living with HIV into prisons where health services are minimal and HIV-related mortality is high. Few studies have comprehensively assessed the complex health needs of this population. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach From October 2012 through March 2013, 221 sequentially selected HIV-infected male prisoners underwent a comprehensive health assessment that included a structured history, physical examination, and clinically indicated diagnostic studies...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904234/allocation-of-rehabilitation-services-for-older-adults-in-the-ontario-home-care-system
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Joshua J Armstrong, Joanie Sims-Gould, Paul Stolee
Background: Physiotherapy and occupational therapy services can play a critical role in maintaining or improving the physical functioning, quality of life, and overall independence of older home care clients. Despite their importance, however, there is limited understanding of the factors that influence how rehabilitation services are allocated to older home care clients. The aim of this pilot study was to develop a preliminary understanding of the factors that influence decisions to allocate rehabilitation therapy services to older clients in the Ontario home care system, as perceived by three stakeholder groups...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881152/fitness-and-mobility-training-in-patients-with-intensive-care-unit-acquired-muscle-weakness-fitonicu-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jan Mehrholz, Simone Thomas, Jane H Burridge, André Schmidt, Bettina Scheffler, Ralph Schellin, Stefan Rückriem, Daniel Meißner, Katja Mehrholz, Wolfgang Sauter, Ulf Bodechtel, Bernhard Elsner
BACKGROUND: Critical illness myopathy (CIM) and polyneuropathy (CIP) are a common complication of critical illness. Both cause intensive-care-unit-acquired (ICU-acquired) muscle weakness (ICUAW) which increases morbidity and delays rehabilitation and recovery of activities of daily living such as walking ability. Focused physical rehabilitation of people with ICUAW is, therefore, of great importance at both an individual and a societal level. A recent systematic Cochrane review found no randomised controlled trials (RCT), and thus no supporting evidence, for physical rehabilitation interventions for people with defined CIP and CIM to improve activities of daily living...
November 24, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857275/the-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-care-team-and-the-role-of-physical-therapy-in-survivor-exercise
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Margaret L McNeely, Naomi Dolgoy, Mona Onazi, Kirsten Suderman
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation professionals offer expertise in functional assessment, treatment of impairments and functional limitations, and disability prevention. To optimize recovery, and often prior to participating in community-based exercise programming, survivors may need rehabilitation services from a range of healthcare professionals, including physiatrists, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and speech, occupational, and physical therapists. OBJECTIVES: Survivors with physical impairments and functional limitations may benefit from interdisciplinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, including tailored therapeutic exercise interventions...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855474/-utilization-of-physical-therapy-services-in-germany-from-2004-until-2014-analysis-of-statutory-health-insurance-data
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C Kopkow, T Lange, J Schmitt, T Petzold
Background: Both at the national and international levels, direct access for patients to physical therapy services is currently under debate. Direct access for patients seeking physical therapy care might reduce waiting time and costs, and thus be of benefit for patients and health insurance companies. To critically evaluate this situation, reliable and valid data are needed, but currently lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the health care situation for physical therapy services included in the catalogue of remedies from 2004 up to 2014 in Germany...
November 17, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851839/diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-contemporary-era-a-review
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Bradley A Maron, Nazzareno Galiè
Importance: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by severe remodeling of the distal pulmonary arteries, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and right ventricular dysfunction that promotes heart failure. Once regarded as largely untreatable, evidence-based decision making now guides clinical management of PAH and improves outcomes. However, misconceptions regarding the approach to PAH in the modern era are common and associated with substandard clinical care. Observations: The clinical profile of PAH has changed substantially since its original description...
November 16, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832565/safety-of-nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-smokers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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A Kerr, J T McVey, A M Wood, Fmp Van Haren
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a common first-line treatment to prevent nicotine withdrawal in smokers. However, available literature reports conflicting results regarding its efficacy and safety in critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between NRT in smokers in the intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes. This case-control study was conducted in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital ICU. Over a period of five years, 126 active smokers who received transdermal NRT were matched to 126 active smokers who did not receive NRT...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800591/unmet-needs-and-current-and-future-approaches-for-osteoporotic-patients-at-high-risk-of-hip-fracture
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REVIEW
Serge Ferrari, Jean-Yves Reginster, Maria Luisa Brandi, John A Kanis, Jean-Pierre Devogelaer, Jean-Marc Kaufman, Jean-Marc Féron, Andreas Kurth, René Rizzoli
: This review provides a critical analysis of currently available approaches to increase bone mass, structure and strength through drug therapy and of possible direct intra-osseous interventions for the management of patients at imminent risk of hip fracture. PURPOSE: Osteoporotic hip fractures represent a particularly high burden in morbidity-, mortality- and health care-related costs. There are challenges and unmet needs in the early prevention of hip fractures, opening the perspective of new developments for the management of osteoporotic patients at imminent and/or at very high risk of hip fracture...
December 2016: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759596/picu-up-impact-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-to-promote-early-mobilization-in-critically-ill-children
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Beth Wieczorek, Judith Ascenzi, Yun Kim, Hallie Lenker, Caroline Potter, Nehal J Shata, Lauren Mitchell, Catherine Haut, Ivor Berkowitz, Frank Pidcock, Jeannine Hoch, Connie Malamed, Tamara Kravitz, Sapna R Kudchadkar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and feasibility of an early mobilization program in a PICU. DESIGN: Observational, pre-post design. SETTING: PICU in a tertiary academic hospital in the United States. PATIENTS: Critically ill pediatric patients admitted to the PICU. INTERVENTION: This quality improvement project involved a usual-care baseline phase, followed by a quality improvement phase that implemented a multicomponent, interdisciplinary, and tiered activity plan to promote early mobilization of critically ill children...
December 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715455/assessment-of-geriatric-syndromes-and-physical-function-in-people-living-with-hiv
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Meredith Greene, Amy C Justice, Kenneth E Covinsky
: As the number of older adults living with HIV continues to increase, understanding how to incorporate geriatric assessments within HIV care will be critical. Assessment of geriatric syndromes and physical function can be useful tools for HIV clinicians and researchers to help identify the most vulnerable older adults and to better understand the aging process in PLWH. This review focuses on the assessment of falls, frailty and physical function, first in the general population of older adults and includes a specific focus on use of these assessments in older adults living with HIV...
October 7, 2016: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704547/cognitive-orientation-to-daily-occupational-performance-co-op-as-group-therapy-for-children-living-with-motor-coordination-difficulties-an-integrated-literature-review
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Leanne Anderson, Jessie Wilson, Gary Williams
BACKGROUND/AIM: Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) demonstrate limited participation in daily occupations which negatively impacts their physical and psycho-social wellbeing. The CO-OP approach is strongly supported within the literature as an effective treatment for DCD when delivered as a one-on-one therapy. Group interventions have proven to be effective in increasing self-esteem, decreasing feelings of isolation and are a cost effective way of delivering therapy...
October 5, 2016: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692726/critical-limb-ischemia-an-expert-statement
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Mehdi H Shishehbor, Christopher J White, Bruce H Gray, Matthew T Menard, Robert Lookstein, Kenneth Rosenfield, Michael R Jaff
Critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most advanced form of peripheral artery disease, is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care resource utilization. It is also associated with physical, as well as psychosocial, consequences such as amputation and depression. Importantly, after a major amputation, patients are at heightened risk of amputation on the contralateral leg. However, despite the technological advances to manage CLI with minimally invasive technologies, this condition often remains untreated, with significant disparities in revascularization and amputation rates according to race, socioeconomic status, and geographic region...
September 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688830/seven-step-framework-for-critical-analysis-and-its-application-in-the-field-of-physical-therapy
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Stephanie A Nixon, Euson Yeung, James A Shaw, Ayelet Kuper, Barbara E Gibson
Critical analysis (or the ability to recognize taken-for-granted assumptions and their effects) is a skill that requires teaching and practice. The purpose of this article is to introduce a framework for critically analyzing assumptions within physical therapy and illustrate its utility through application to 2 examples: a physical therapy clinic logo and an outcome measure for health-related quality of life (HRQOL). This 7-step framework for critical analysis was created for a pilot project to develop reflexivity among senior physical therapist students and further developed through an iterative process of reflecting on its utility for advancing the field of physical therapy...
September 29, 2016: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676648/optical-coherence-tomography-in-drug%C3%A2-eluting-stent-restenosis-a-technique-in-need-of-a-strategy
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Sebastian Kufner, Erion Xhepa, Christoph Lutter, Salvatore Cassese, Michael Joner
Owing to the overall increase in the use of DES, the number of patients presenting with DES restenosis is not insignificant in absolute terms. When DES restenosis occurs, it represents a challenging clinical entity in terms of classification and treatment. By providing near histology-level images, intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been used to describe vascular responses following PCI. Subsequently, OCT has been introduced to assess neointimal morphology and tissue characteristics of restenotic lesions to clarify the underlying pathophysiology...
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587048/the-effectiveness-of-pretreatment-physics-plan-review-for-detecting-errors-in-radiation-therapy
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Olga Gopan, Jing Zeng, Avrey Novak, Matthew Nyflot, Eric Ford
PURPOSE: The pretreatment physics plan review is a standard tool for ensuring treatment quality. Studies have shown that the majority of errors in radiation oncology originate in treatment planning, which underscores the importance of the pretreatment physics plan review. This quality assurance measure is fundamentally important and central to the safety of patients and the quality of care that they receive. However, little is known about its effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to analyze reported incidents to quantify the effectiveness of the pretreatment physics plan review with the goal of improving it...
September 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574861/engaging-survivors-of-critical-illness-in-health-care-assessment-and-policy-development-ethical-and-practical-complexities
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Alison S Clay, Cheryl Misak
Health systems, granting agencies, and professional societies are increasingly involving patients and their family members in the delivery of healthcare and the improvement of health sciences. This is a laudable advance toward fully patient-centered medicine. However, patient engagement is not a simple matter, either practically or ethically. The complexities include: i) the physical limitations that patients and their family members may have, from travelling to meetings to special dietary needs; ii) the emotional sensitivities patients and their families might experience-from distress at discussions of disease prognosis, outcomes, and therapies to being inexperienced at public speaking; iii) the fact that advocacy efforts by patients and family members, which may be encouraged at the national level, may threaten individual professionals providing care to individual patients and may result in risk to patients...
August 30, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571216/thyroid-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-a-review
#17
Patrick Hanley, Katherine Lord, Andrew J Bauer
Importance: Normal thyroid gland function is critical for early neurocognitive development, as well as for growth and development throughout childhood and adolescence. Thyroid disorders are common, and attention to physical examination findings, combined with selected laboratory and radiologic tools, aids in the early diagnosis and treatment. Objective: To provide a practical review of the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of thyroid disorders commonly encountered in a primary care practice...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570336/review-of-randomized-controlled-trials-on-psychological-interventions-in-child-sexual-abuse-current-status-and-emerging-needs-in-the-indian-context
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REVIEW
Vandana Choudhary, Sujata Satapathy, Rajesh Sagar
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a critical, psychologically traumatic and sometimes life-threatening incident often associated with sequel of adverse physical, behavioral, and mental health consequences. Factors such as developmental age of the child, severity of abuse, closeness to the perpetrator, availability of medico-legal-social support network and family care, gender stereotypes in the community complicate the psychological trauma. Although the research on the effects of CSA as well as psychological intervention to reduce the victimization and promote the mental health of the child is in its infancy stage in India, the global research in the past three decades has progressed much ahead...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535717/protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-mobile-text-messaging-to-promote-retention-and-adherence-to-antiretroviral-therapy-for-people-living-with-hiv-in-burkina-faso
#19
Natascha Wagner, Denis Ouedraogo, Luis Artavia-Mora, Arjun Bedi, Boundia Alexandre Thiombiano
BACKGROUND: Retention in care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) is a critical challenge in many African countries including Burkina Faso. Delivering text messaging (short message service, SMS) interventions through mobile phones may help facilitate health service delivery and improve patient health. Despite this potential, no evaluations have been delivered for national scale settings to demonstrate the impact of mobile health (mHealth) for PLHIV...
2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27532657/effectiveness-of-allied-health-therapy-in-the-symptomatic-management-of-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Erica Tilley, James McLoughlin, Simon A Koblar, Sebastian H Doeltgen, Cindy Stern, Sarahlouise White, Micah D J Peters
BACKGROUND: Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an adult onset neurodegenerative condition associated with mobility, balance, speech, swallowing, vision and cognitive changes. The condition is diagnosed using the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (SPSP) criteria. Therapeutic interventions for PSP are important, and a healthcare team should include a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist...
June 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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