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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633778/results-of-hemicap-%C3%A2-implantation-as-a-salvage-procedure-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
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Sarah Ettinger, Christina Stukenborg-Colsman, Hazibullah Waizy, Christoph Becher, Daiwei Yao, Leif Claassen, Yvonne Noll, Christian Plaass
Osteochondral defects (OCDs) of the talus remain a surgical challenge, especially after failed primary treatment. The aim of the present study was to examine the clinical outcomes after HemiCAP(®) implantation for OCDs of the medial talar dome after failed previous surgery. Our retrospective study included 11 patients, who had undergone surgery from June 2009 to September 2012 for an OCD of the medial talar dome and received a HemiCAP(®) on the talus after failed previous surgery for OCD. The data were acquired using patients' medical records and standardized questionnaires, including the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) activity score, EQ-5D, numerical rating scale (NRS), and Short-Form 36-item Health Survey (SF-36)...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632526/persistent-hypothyroid-symptoms-in-a-patient-with-a-normal-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-level
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Jacqueline Jonklaas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A subset of patients being treated for hypothyroidism do not feel well while taking levothyroxine (LT4) replacement therapy, despite having a normal serum thyroid stimulating hormone level. Pursuing a relative triiodothyronine deficiency as a potential explanation for patient dissatisfaction, has led to trials of combination therapy with liothyronine (LT3), with largely negative outcomes. This review attempts to reconcile these diverse findings, consider potential explanations, and identify areas for future research...
June 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632495/sad-and-lonely-body-dissatisfaction-among-adolescent-girls
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Renata Forste, Marina Potter, Lance Erickson
Purpose To further understand the association between body dissatisfaction and sadness/loneliness among adolescent girls, we examine how this association, as reported by pre-teen and adolescent girls, is mediated or moderated by the quality of peer and family relationships. Methods Our data are from the Health Behavior of School-Aged Children 2009-2010, a nationally representative survey of school-aged children in the US. We analyze a sample of 5658 girls in Grades 5 through 10. We utilize ordinary least squares (OLS) regression techniques and adjust for the complex sampling design...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629819/umbilical-appearance-and-patient-parent-satisfaction-over-5years-of-follow-up-after-umbilical-hernia-repair-in-children
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Masahiro Zenitani, Takashi Sasaki, Natsumi Tanaka, Takaharu Oue
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: We evaluated the long-term umbilical appearance and patient/parent satisfaction at follow-up after umbilical hernia repair (UHR). METHODS: In a retrospective review of 128 children who underwent UHR and were followed up for more than 5years, satisfaction was assessed using e-mailed questionnaires and attached photographs of the umbilicus. RESULTS: The survey response rate was 80.3% by parents, 79.5% by patients, and 72...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629403/factors-influencing-professional-life-satisfaction-among-neurologists
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Stephanie M Teixeira-Poit, Michael T Halpern, Heather L Kane, Michael Keating, Murrey Olmsted
BACKGROUND: Predicted shortages in the supply of neurologists may limit patients' access to and quality of care for neurological disorders. Retaining neurologists already in practice provides one opportunity to support the overall supply of practicing neurologists. Understanding factors associated with professional life satisfaction (and dissatisfaction) and implementing policies to enhance satisfaction may encourage neurologists to remain in clinical practice. In this paper, we present results from the first study examining factors associated with professional life satisfaction among a large sample of U...
June 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629360/conceptualisation-of-job-related-wellbeing-stress-and-burnout-among-healthcare-workers-in-rural-ethiopia-a-qualitative-study
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Medhin Selamu, Graham Thornicroft, Abebaw Fekadu, Charlotte Hanlon
BACKGROUND: Wellbeing of healthcare workers is important for the effective functioning of health systems. The aim of this study was to explore the conceptualisations of wellbeing, stress and burnout among healthcare workers in primary healthcare settings in rural Ethiopia in order to inform the development of contextually appropriate interventions. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in a rural zone of southern Ethiopia. A total of 52 frontline primary healthcare workers participated in in-depth interviews (n = 18) or Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) (4 groups, total n = 34)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628524/experiences-of-non-specialist-nurses-caring-for-patients-and-their-significant-others-undergoing-transitions-during-palliative-end-of-life-cancer-care-a-systematic-review
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Hrønn Thorn, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt
BACKGROUND: Non-specialist nurses, who are providing palliative end-of-life cancer care to patients and significant others undergoing psychosocial and existential transitions, may experience dissatisfaction, frustration and sorrow. On the other hand, they may also experience happiness, increased knowledge and personal growth. OBJECTIVE/QUESTION: What are non-specialist nurses' experiences when providing palliative end-of-life cancer care that involves the psychosocial and existential transitions of their patients and significant others? INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review considered studies that included a description of the experiences of non-specialist trained registered nurses (RNs) working in non-specialist wards...
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627411/impact-of-procedural-training-on-pregnancy-outcomes-and-career-satisfaction-in-female-post-graduate-medical-trainees-in-the-united-states
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Jennifer S Davids, Rebecca E Scully, Nelya Melnitchouk
BACKGROUND: Compared to non-procedural fields, procedural specialization requires longer training, less flexible schedules, and greater physical demands. The impact of these factors on pregnancy, maternity outcomes, and career satisfaction has not been well described. STUDY DESIGN: Data were gathered from 738 United States postgraduate medical trainee mothers via an anonymous, IRB-approved online survey. Univariate analysis was performed using Chi-squared tests...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626086/nursing-skill-mix-in-european-hospitals-cross-sectional-study-of-the-association-with-mortality-patient-ratings-and-quality-of-care
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Linda H Aiken, Douglas Sloane, Peter Griffiths, Anne Marie Rafferty, Luk Bruyneel, Matthew McHugh, Claudia B Maier, Teresa Moreno-Casbas, Jane E Ball, Dietmar Ausserhofer, Walter Sermeus
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of hospital nursing skill mix with patient mortality, patient ratings of their care and indicators of quality of care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional patient discharge data, hospital characteristics and nurse and patient survey data were merged and analysed using generalised estimating equations (GEE) and logistic regression models. SETTING: Adult acute care hospitals in Belgium, England, Finland, Ireland, Spain and Switzerland...
July 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624255/-psoriatic-patients-analysis-of-patients-dissatisfied-with-their-management
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E Mahé, F Maccari, A Beauchet, N Quiles-Tsimaratos, N Beneton, J Parier, H Barthelemy, C Goujon-Henry, G Chaby, D Thomas-Beaulieu, G Géner, L Wagner, V Pallure, S Devaux, A Vermersch-Langlin, P Pfister, J Jégou, C Livideanu, M-L Sigal
BACKGROUND: The French are frequently regarded as grouchy. In a recent study, we observed a high proportion of patients initially consulting for psoriasis because they were dissatisfied with their previous therapy. We analyzed the characteristics of these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study in 40 centers belonging to the ResoPso (psoriasis treatment network) multicenter study group, with consecutive inclusions over a period of 11months in 2014...
June 14, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620565/pattern-and-predictors-of-unmet-supportive-care-needs-in-cancer-patients
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Paul T Okediji, Omolola Salako, Olamijulo O Fatiregun
The incidence of cancers is increasing and this is associated with an increase in the burden of the disease. Patients with cancer have to deal with reduced physical functioning, emotional instability, difficulty in concentrating, and an overall diminished feeling of well-being. This creates deficits that have not been well catered for by traditional cancer care, leading to an overall dissatisfaction with care and a reduced quality of life. This review aims at assessing the pattern of unmet needs in cancer patients and to provide information as to the factors that influence the perception of unmet needs...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617624/how-satisfied-are-patients-when-their-choice-of-funded-glucose-meter-is-restricted-to-a-single-brand
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Christy Macdonald, Helen Lunt, Michelle Downie, Deborah Kendall
BACKGROUND: Many governments and insurers are driving down the cost of medical devices, including glucose meters, by the central management of purchasing decisions. We report patients' responses to an "enforced" change in brand of glucose meter, one year after the introduction of a national sole supplier arrangement for funded glucose meters and strips. METHOD: Specialist diabetes clinic attendees from two geographical locations completed a questionnaire one year after the final meter changeover date...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614896/-quality-of-life-and-potential-incriminating-factors-among-palliative-care-givers-a-german-survey-of-the-kompact-working-group
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Deniz Gencer, Cornelia Meffert, Peter Herschbach, Matthias Hipp, Gerhild Becker
Aim of the study Due to the aging population in Germany, the need for palliative care institutions will increase. Considering the lack of resources, work stress of palliative care nurses could increase significantly. It was the aim of this study to identify risk factors for job overload and work stress of palliative care nurses in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Methods In cooperation with the KOMPACT Working Group, we conducted an anonymous survey of palliative care givers in Baden-Württemberg, Germany...
June 14, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614029/attitudes-towards-attrition-among-uk-trainees-in-obstetrics-and-gynaecology
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Irene Gafson, Jane Currie, Sabrina O'Dwyer, Katherine Woolf, Ann Griffin
Physician dissatisfaction in the workplace has consequences for patient safety. Currently in the UK, 1 in 5 doctors who enter specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology leave the programme before completion. Trainee attrition has implications for workforce planning, organization of health-care services and patient care. The authors conducted a survey of current trainees' and former trainees' views concerning attrition and 'peri-attrition' - a term coined to describe the trainee who has seriously considered leaving the specialty...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613119/relatives-level-of-satisfaction-with-advanced-cancer-care-in-greenland-a-mixed-methods-study
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Mikaela Augustussen, Lise Hounsgaard, Michael Lynge Pedersen, Per Sjøgren, Helle Timm
Palliative cancer care in Greenland is provided by health professionals at local level, the national Queen Ingrid's Hospital and at Rigshospitalet in Denmark. To improve and develop care for relatives of patients with advanced cancer, we conducted a mixed method study examining relatives' level of satisfaction with care and treatment and their current main concerns. The aim was to investigate relatives' level of satisfaction with advanced cancer care and bring to light their current main concerns. The FAMCARE-20 questionnaire was translated to Greenlandic and pilot tested...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609333/feasibility-of-the-digital-retinography-system-camera-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Yaron Ivan, Sriram Ramgopal, Margarita Cardenas-Villa, Daniel G Winger, Li Wang, Melissa A Vitale, Richard A Saladino
PURPOSE: Direct ophthalmoscopy may be difficult without pupillary dilation and patient cooperation. Nonmydriatic ocular fundus photography (NMOFP) has been shown to be easily and efficiently accomplished by medical providers and improve the detection of abnormalities in adult emergency department (ED) patients. Nonmydriatic ocular fundus photography for pediatric ED patients has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to assess the ease of use of the Digital Retinography System (DRS) camera for NMOFP in ED patients aged 5 to 12 years and the quality of retinal images obtained with the DRS...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608774/parent-perspectives-of-applying-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-strategies-to-special-education
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Meghan M Burke, Neilson Chan, Cameron L Neece
Parents of children with (versus without) intellectual and developmental disabilities report greater stress; such stress may be exacerbated by dissatisfaction with school services, poor parent-school partnerships, and the need for parent advocacy. Increasingly, mindfulness interventions have been used to reduce parent stress. However, it is unclear whether parents apply mindfulness strategies during the special education process to reduce school-related stress. To investigate whether mindfulness may reduce school-related stress, interviews were conducted with 26 parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who completed a mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention...
June 2017: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606972/patient-driven-second-opinions-in-oncology-a-systematic-review
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Marij A Hillen, Niki M Medendorp, Joost G Daams, Ellen M A Smets
BACKGROUND: Although patient-driven second opinions are increasingly sought in oncology, the desirability of this trend remains unknown. Therefore, this systematic review assesses evidence on the motivation for and frequency of requests for second opinions and examines how they evolve and their consequences for oncological practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant databases were sought using the terms "cancer," "second opinion," and "self-initiated." Included were peer-reviewed articles that reported on patient-initiated second opinions within oncology...
June 12, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606133/employment-related-difficulties-and-distressed-living-condition-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-a-qualitative-and-quantitative-study
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Taeko Oka, Hiroaki Enoki, Yukari Tokimoto, Teruaki Kawanishi, Meguru Minami, Takahiro Okuizumi, Kiyohiko Katahira
BACKGROUND: In Japan, an estimated 400,000 people have the hepatitis B virus (HBV), many of whom were infected as a result of group vaccinations. People with HBV face many challenges, including disease progression, employment-related difficulties, and increased medical expenses. The relationship between HBV victims' daily life suffering and poverty associated with HBV-related employment changes has not been examined. We aimed to clarify the employment-related hardships experienced by Japanese HBV victims, and the relationships between these hardships and daily life suffering, including poverty, through qualitative and quantitative analyses...
June 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606080/the-challenges-of-emerging-hiss-in-bridging-the-communication-gaps-among-physicians-and-nurses-in-china-an-interview-study
#20
Dong Wen, Xingting Zhang, Jie Wan, Jing Fu, Jianbo Lei
BACKGROUND: To explore the current situation, existing problems and possible causes of said problems with regards to physician-nurse communication under an environment of increasingly widespread usage of Hospital Information Systems and to seek out new potential strategies in information technology to improve physician-nurse communication. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 physicians and nurses in five leading tertiary grade A hospitals in Beijing, China (two physicians and two nurses in each hospital)...
June 12, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
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