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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542322/transition-from-pediatric-to-adult-medical-care-a-survey-in-young-persons-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Antje Timmer, Jenny Peplies, Max Westphal, Birgit Kaltz, Antje Ballauff, Martin Claßen, Martin W Laass, Sibylle Koletzko
BACKGROUND: Transition to adult health services is a vulnerable phase in young persons with chronic disease. We describe how young persons with inflammatory bowel disease in Germany and Austria experience care during the transitional age, focusing on differences by type of provider (pediatric vs. adult specialist, no specialist). METHODS: This was a follow up survey in patients previously registered with a pediatric IBD registry. Patients aged 15 to 25 received a postal questionnaire, including a measure of health care experience and satisfaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534606/standardized-reporting-of-functioning-information-on-icf-based-common-metrics
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Birgit Prodinger, Alan Tennant, Gerold Stucki
BACKGROUND: In clinical practice and research a variety of clinical data collection tools are used to collect information on people's functioning for clinical practise and research and National Health Information Systems. Reporting on ICF-based common metrics enables standardized documentation of functioning information in national health information systems. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this methodological note on applying the ICF in rehabilitation is to demonstrate how to report functioning information collected with a data collection tool on ICF-based common metrics...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530308/-influenza-vaccination-among-healthcare-workers-the-data-and-the-duty
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Sonia Habib, Shmuel Rishpon, Itamar Grotto, Arnon Afek
Seasonal influenza is a significant disease affecting public health due to substantial morbidity and mortality and a high economic burden. in view of its high propensity for genetic mutations, the virus can easily evade preexisting immunity acquired from prior exposure to it, thereby causing severe seasonal epidemics. Influenza vaccination has been shown to be safe and effective. In many countries, including Israel, it is recommended to all members of the population aged 6 months and older, especially those with a higher risk of developing severe complications...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530068/-newborn-discharge-letter-as-a-communication-document-for-continuity-of-care
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Jacob Urkin, Zachi Grossman, Gil Chapnick, Daniella Landau
AIMS: To check information items in newborn discharge letters from various delivery rooms and compare them to the expectations of community pediatricians. BACKGROUND: The newborn discharge letter is the document that supports the transition of care from the hospital stay to life at home and in the community. It usually summarizes medical information related to the baby's family, maternal pregnancies, delivery and the stay in hospital until discharge. It is primarily a communication tool between healthcare professionals...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526493/improving-comfort-around-dying-in-elderly-people-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kim Beernaert, Tinne Smets, Joachim Cohen, Rebecca Verhofstede, Massimo Costantini, Kim Eecloo, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Luc Deliens
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of elderly people die in acute hospital settings, where the quality of end-of-life care is often suboptimum. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the Care Programme for the Last Days of Life (CAREFuL) at improving comfort and quality of care in the dying phase in elderly people. METHODS: We did a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute geriatric wards in ten hospitals in Flemish Region, Belgium, between Oct 1, 2012, and March 31, 2015...
May 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515300/a-novel-a-h7n2-influenza-virus-isolated-from-a-veterinarian-caring-for-cats-in-a-new-york-city-animal-shelter-causes-mild-disease-and-transmits-poorly-in-the-ferret-model
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Jessica A Belser, Joanna A Pulit-Penaloza, Xiangjie Sun, Nicole Brock, Claudia Pappas, Hannah M Creager, Hui Zeng, Terrence M Tumpey, Taronna R Maines
In December 2016, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H7N2) virus was identified as the causative source of an outbreak in a cat shelter in New York City, which subsequently spread to multiple shelters in New York and Pennsylvania. One person with occupational exposure to infected cats became infected with the virus, representing the first LPAI H7N2 human infection in North America since 2003. Considering the close contact that frequently occurs between companion animals and humans, it was critical to assess the relative risk of this novel virus to public health...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508803/a-first-standardized-swiss-electronic-maternity-record
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Michel Murbach, Sabine Martin, Kerstin Denecke, Stephan Nüssli
BACKGROUND: During the nine months of pregnancy, women have to regularly visit several physicians for continuous monitoring of the health and development of the fetus and mother. Comprehensive examination results of different types are generated in this process; documentation and data transmission standards are still unavailable or not in use. Relevant information is collected in a paper-based maternity record carried by the pregnant women. OBJECTIVES: To improve availability and transmission of data, we aim at developing a first prototype for an electronic maternity record for Switzerland...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506741/evaluation-of-a-sound-environment-intervention-in-an-icu-a-feasibility-study
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Lotta Johansson, Berit Lindahl, Susanne Knutsson, Mikael Ögren, Kerstin Persson Waye, Mona Ringdal
BACKGROUND: Currently, it is well known that the sound environment in intensive care units (ICU) is substandard. Therefore, there is a need of interventions investigating possible improvements. Unfortunately, there are many challenges to consider in the design and performance of clinical intervention studies including sound measurements and clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVES: (1) explore whether it is possible to implement a full-scale intervention study in the ICU concerning sound levels and their impact on the development of ICU delirium; (2) discuss methodological challenges and solutions for the forthcoming study; (3) conduct an analysis of the presence of ICU delirium in the study group; and (4) describe the sound pattern in the intervention rooms...
May 12, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504810/using-a-structured-checklist-to-improve-the-orthopedic-ward-round-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Adrian J Talia, James Drummond, Cameron Muirhead, Phong Tran
Comprehensive and timely documentation on orthopedic ward rounds continues to be problematic, leading to delayed or inappropriate patient care and miscommunication between health care providers. The authors introduced a simple checklist to improve the documentation on orthopedic ward rounds in their institution. A prospective cohort study was performed. Standard care was provided for cohort A. During a 2-week period, the documentation of patient care by physicians following a ward round was assessed in terms of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, fasting status, wound or dressing plan, weight-bearing status, and important surgical details...
May 15, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502311/tracheotomy-related-deaths
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Eckart Klemm, Andreas Karl Nowak
BACKGROUND: Tracheotomies are frequently performed on ventilated patients in intensive care and sometimes lead to fatal complications. In this article, we discuss the causes and frequency of death associated with open surgical tracheotomy (OST) and percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) on the basis of a review of the pertinent literature. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog for publications (1990-2015) on tracheotomy-related deaths in adults, using the search terms "tracheotomy" and "tracheostomy...
April 21, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500192/deprescribing-proton-pump-inhibitors-evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline
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Barbara Farrell, Kevin Pottie, Wade Thompson, Taline Boghossian, Lisa Pizzola, Farah Joy Rashid, Carlos Rojas-Fernandez, Kate Walsh, Vivian Welch, Paul Moayyedi
OBJECTIVE: To develop an evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper or stop proton pump inhibitors (PPIs); to focus on the highest level of evidence available and seek input from primary care professionals in the guideline development, review, and endorsement processes. METHODS: Five health professionals (1 family physician, 3 pharmacists, and 1 gastroenterologist) and 5 nonvoting members comprised the overall team; members disclosed conflicts of interest...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498026/the-development-of-palliative-care-in-argentina-a-mapping-study-using-latin-american-association-for-palliative-care-indicators
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Rosa Mertnoff, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Mariana Jacobs, Xavier Gómez-Batiste
BACKGROUND: The Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) developed 10 indicators to monitor the development of palliative care. The indicators have been applied across Latin American countries but have not been used internally. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to document the development of palliative care in Argentina at the national and provincial levels by using a selection of the indicators developed by the ALCP and identify the difficulties and needs of healthcare professionals working in palliative care...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486634/patient-education-in-a-14-month-randomized-trial-fails-to-improve-adherence-in-ulcerative-colitis-influence-of-demographic-and-clinical-parameters-on-non-adherence
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S Nikolaus, S Schreiber, B Siegmund, B Bokemeyer, E Bästlein, O Bachmann, D Görlich, U Hofmann, M Schwab, W Kruis
Background: Recent observational studies document that non-adherence to mesalamine therapy during remission is frequent. Aim: To investigate patient impact of patient education using objective assessments of adherence. Design: A 14-month randomized, prospective clinical trial of adherence to mesalamine was conducted in 248 patients with UC (CAI ≤ 9) receiving standard care (n= 122) versus a standardized patient education programme (n= 126)...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486323/the-trauma-time-out-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-protocol-based-information-dissemination-in-the-traumatically-injured-patient
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Heather R Nolan, Michael Fitzgerald, Brett Howard, Joey Jarrard, Danny Vaughn
Procedural time-outs are widely accepted safety standards that are protocolized in nearly all hospital systems. The trauma time-out, however, has been largely unstudied in the existing literature and does not have a standard protocol outlined by any of the major trauma surgery organizations. The goal of this study was to evaluate our institution's use of the trauma time-out and assess how trauma team members viewed its effectiveness. A multiple-answer survey was sent to trauma team members at a Level I trauma center...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484927/ethical-and-legal-considerations-in-the-management-of-an-unbefriended-patient-in-a-vegetative-state
#15
Alexandra Lloyd-Smith Sequeira, Ariane Lewis
BACKGROUND: Patients without surrogates are referred to as "unbefriended." Because these patients do not have representatives to assist with medical decision-making, patient autonomy and self-determination, fundamental concepts of American healthcare, are jeopardized. METHODS: We present a case of an unbefriended patient in a vegetative state and discuss the ethical and legal complications associated with management of unbefriended patients. RESULTS: An unbefriended patient was admitted to our hospital with a cardiac arrest in the setting of an intracerebral hemorrhage...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483929/the-primary-care-sports-medicine-fellowship-american-medical-society-for-sports-medicine-proposed-standards-of-excellence
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Irfan M Asif, Mark Stovak, Tracy Ray, Amanda Weiss-Kelly
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recognises a need to provide direction and continually enhance the quality of sports medicine fellowship training programmes. This document was developed to be an educational resource for sports medicine physicians who teach in a 1-year primary care sports medicine fellowship training programme. It is meant to provide high standards and targets for fellowship training programmes that choose to re-assess their curriculum and seek to make improvements.
May 8, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483218/hearing-thresholds-and-ventilation-tube-treatment-in-children-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
#17
Birgitta Tengroth, Christina Hederstierna, Erik Neovius, Traci Flynn
OBJECTIVE: Children with cleft lip and palate have a high prevalence of otitis media with effusion (OME) which is often associated with a fluctuating, conductive hearing loss in the low and mid-frequencies and a risk for permanent hearing loss in the higher frequencies. Although common, there is no consensus on the treatment of OME with ventilation tubes. The aim of this study is to document if the risk for permanent hearing loss and acquired cholesteatoma increases due to treatment with ventilation tubes (VT treatments) during childhood in a group of children with cleft lip and palate...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482877/electronic-patient-self-reporting-of-adverse-events-patient-information-and-advice-erapid-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-systemic-cancer-treatment
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Kate Absolom, Patricia Holch, Lorraine Warrington, Faye Samy, Claire Hulme, Jenny Hewison, Carolyn Morris, Leon Bamforth, Mark Conner, Julia Brown, Galina Velikova
BACKGROUND: eRAPID (electronic patient self-Reporting of Adverse-events: Patient Information and aDvice) is an internet based system for patients to self-report symptoms and side effects (adverse events or AE) of cancer treatments. eRAPID allows AE reporting from home and patient reported data is accessible via Electronic Patient Records (EPR) for use in routine care. The system can generate alerts to clinical teams for severe AE and provides patient advice on managing mild AEs. The overall aims of eRAPID are to improve the safe delivery of cancer treatments, enhance patient care and standardise AE documentation...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480588/racial-ethnic-and-gender-disparities-in-health-care-use-and-access
#19
Jennifer I Manuel
OBJECTIVE: To document racial/ethnic and gender differences in health service use and access after the Affordable Care Act went into effect. DATA SOURCE: Secondary data from the 2006-2014 National Health Interview Survey. STUDY DESIGN: Linear probability models were used to estimate changes in health service use and access (i.e., unmet medical need) in two separate analyses using data from 2006 to 2014 and 2012 to 2014. DATA EXTRACTION: Adult respondents aged 18 years and older (N = 257,560)...
May 8, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477205/-advance-directives-in-clinical-practice-living-will-healthcare-power-of-attorney-and-care-directive
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J Hack, B Buecking, C L Lopez, S Ruchholtz, C A Kühne
In clinical practice, situations continuously occur in which medical professionals and family members are confronted with decisions on whether to extend or limit treatment for severely ill patients in end of life treatment decisions. In these situations, advance directives are helpful tools in decision making according to the wishes of the patient; however, not every patient has made an advance directive and in our experience medical staff as well as patients are often not familiar with these documents. The purpose of this article is therefore to explain the currently available documents (e...
May 5, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
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