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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075702/features-of-patient-centered-primary-care-and-the-use-of-ambulatory-care
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Paul Wong, Laura Panattoni, Ming Tai-Seale
This study explores the association between patients' use of ambulatory care resources and features of patient-centered primary care (PCPC), specifically clinic-level National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition of PCPC, continuity of care, and care team communication. Data for this study were compiled from the electronic health records of a large multispecialty group practice in California, covering the period between 2009 and 2010 for 37,042 nonelderly patients under capitated managed care plans...
January 11, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073849/caregivers-of-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-possible-impacts-on-patients-mortality-and-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-defined-morbidity-events
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Courtenay R Bruce, Charles G Minard, L A Wilhelms, Mackenzie Abraham, Javier Amione-Guerra, Linda Pham, Sherry D Grogan, Barry Trachtenberg, Martin L Smith, Brian A Bruckner, Jerry D Estep, Kristin M Kostick
BACKGROUND: How caregivers contribute to positive or negative outcomes for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients remains unclear. Our primary study objectives were to (1) identify caregiver support attributes through a retrospective chart review of social workers' psychosocial assessments for LVAD patients and (2) determine how these attributes associated with patients' post-LVAD placement mortality and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support-defined morbidity events...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071641/epidemiological-data-and-case-load-spectrum-of-patients-presenting-to-bone-and-soft-tissue-disease-management-group-at-a-tertiary-cancer-center
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A Gulia, A Puri, S Chorge, P K Panda
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to know the spectrum and number of bone and soft tissue (BST) tumors presenting to our institute. We needed to assess the gap between the number of patients seen and infrastructure available, and based on this information, help formulate guidelines for optimum utilization of resources and to provide best possible evidence-based cancer care. SETTINGS AND DESIGNS: This is a prospective observational study (epidemiological)...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067934/the-end-of-measles-and-congenital-rubella-an-achievable-dream
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G Adamo, G Sturabotti, E D'Andrea, V Baccolini, F Romano, S Iannazzo, C Marzuillo, P Villari
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress towards measles and rubella control, outbreaks continue to threaten elimination goals worldwide. STUDY DESIGN: This paper aims to document progress towards the global eradication of measles and rubella. In particular, it investigates the major challenges faced by Italy in reaching the elimination goals. METHODS: A review of the most important literature was carried out. Furthermore, a systematic review of the scientific literature on measles and rubella in the Italian setting was performed for the period 2000-2016...
January 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063462/going-digital-a-narrative-overview-of-the-clinical-and-organisational-impacts-of-ehealth-technologies-in-hospital-practice
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Justin Keasberry, Ian A Scott, Clair Sullivan, Andrew Staib, Richard Ashby
Objective The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of hospital-based eHealth technologies on quality, safety and efficiency of care and clinical outcomes.Methods Systematic reviews and reviews of systematic reviews of eHealth technologies published in PubMed/Medline/Cochrane Library between January 2010 and October 2015 were evaluated. Reviews of implementation issues, non-hospital settings or remote care or patient-focused technologies were excluded from analysis. Methodological quality was assessed using a validated appraisal tool...
January 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050654/misalignments-of-purpose-and-power-in-an-early-canadian-interprofessional-education-initiative
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Sarah Whyte, Elise Paradis, Carrie Cartmill, Ayelet Kuper, Heather Boon, Corinne Hart, Saleem Razack, Mandy Pipher, Cynthia R Whitehead
Interprofessional education (IPE) has been widely incorporated into health professional curricula and accreditation standards despite an arguably thin base of evidence regarding its clinical effects, theoretical underpinnings, and social implications. To better understand how and why IPE first took root, but failed to grow, this study examines one of the earliest documented IPE initiatives, which took place at the University of British Columbia between 1960 and 1975. We examined a subset of 110 texts (academic literature, grey literature, and unpublished records) from a larger study that uses Critical Discourse Analysis to trace the emergence of IPE in Canada...
January 3, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048700/tu-d-bra-00-treatment-planning-system-commissioning-and-qa
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Greg Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048038/tu-d-bra-01-tps-commissioning-and-qa-planning-and-monitoring
#8
G Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047373/tu-d-bra-02-recommendations-of-mppg-5-and-practical-implementation-strategies
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J Smilowitz
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046707/tu-d-bra-03-tps-commissioning-and-qa-incorporating-the-entire-planning-process
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S Mutic
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035038/factors-precipitating-the-risk-of-aspiration-in-hospitalized-patients-findings-from-a-multicentre-critical-incident-technique-study
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Alvisa Palese, Lucia Lesa, Giulia Stroppolo, Giulia Lupieri, Stefano Tardivo, Silvio Brusaferro
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate factors, other than those clinical, precipitating the risk of aspiration in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: The Critical Incident Technique was adopted for this study in 2015. SETTING: Three departments located in two academic hospitals in the northeast of Italy, equipped with 800 and 1500 beds, respectively. PARTICIPANTS: A purposeful sample of 12 registered nurses (RN), all of whom (i) had reported one or more episodes of aspiration during the longitudinal survey, (ii) had worked ≥3 years in the department, and (iii) were willing to participate, were included...
December 29, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031301/social-mobilization-and-community-engagement-central-to-the-ebola-response-in-west-africa-lessons-for-future-public-health-emergencies
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Amaya M Gillespie, Rafael Obregon, Rania El Asawi, Catherine Richey, Erma Manoncourt, Kshiitij Joshi, Savita Naqvi, Ade Pouye, Naqibullah Safi, Ketan Chitnis, Sabeeha Quereshi
Following the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in July 2014, UNICEF was asked to co-lead, in coordination with WHO and the ministries of health of affected countries, the communication and social mobilization component-which UNICEF refers to as communication for development (C4D)-of the Ebola response. For the first time in an emergency setting, C4D was formally incorporated into each country's national response, alongside more typical components such as supplies and logistics, surveillance, and clinical care...
December 23, 2016: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012812/disparities-in-tuberculosis-treatment-completion-by-incarceration-status-u-s-1999-2011
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Kiren Mitruka, Tyson Volkmann, Robert H Pratt, J Steve Kammerer
INTRODUCTION: Treatment completion is the cornerstone of tuberculosis (TB) control strategy globally. Although the majority of reported TB cases in the U.S. have documented treatment completion, individuals diagnosed while incarcerated are less likely to have documentation of whether or not they completed treatment. This study assessed trends and correlates of no documented treatment completion among individuals incarcerated at diagnosis. METHODS: U.S. National TB Surveillance System (1999-2011) data on cases eligible for treatment completion were analyzed during 2014-2015...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009422/position-paper-of-the-italian-association-of-medical-oncology-on-early-palliative-care-in-oncology-practice-simultaneous-care
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Vittorina Zagonel, Vittorio Franciosi, Antonella Brunello, Guido Biasco, Chiara Broglia, Daniela Cattaneo, Luigi Cavanna, Domenico Corsi, Gabriella Farina, Luisa Fioretto, Teresa Gamucci, Gaetano Lanzetta, Roberto Magarotto, Marco Maltoni, Paolo Marchetti, Elena Massa, Cataldo Mastromauro, Barbara Melotti, Fausto Meriggi, Angelo Nacci, Ida Pavese, Erico Piva, Michela Quirino, Mario Roselli, Cosimo Sacco, Giuseppe Tonini, Leonardo Trentin, Giovanni Ucci, Roberto Labianca, Stefania Gori, Carmine Pinto, Stefano Cascinu
One of the priorities of personalized medicine regards the role of early integration of palliative care with cancer-directed treatments, called simultaneous care. This article, written by the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM) Simultaneous and Continuous Care Task Force, represents the position of Italian medical oncologists about simultaneous care, and is the result of a 2-step project: a Web-based survey among medical oncologists and a consensus conference. We present the opinion of more than 600 oncologists who helped formulate these recommendations...
December 19, 2016: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006887/palliative-sedation-the-position-statement-of-the-italian-national-committee-for-bioethics-incb
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Luciano Orsi, Giuseppe R Gristina
In January 2016 the Italian National Bioethics Committee (NBC) published a position statement entitled "Deep and continuous palliative sedation in the imminence of death", related to the use of sedation and analgesia for relief from pain and psychological distress in dying patients. The Committee, in this statement, points out the clinical and ethical appropriateness of palliative sedation as a therapeutic procedure. As a result, palliative sedation has to be considered today useful, scientifically safe and reliable, and acknowledged as an integral part of good clinical practice...
December 22, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004588/2015-annual-report-of-the-american-association-of-poison-control-centers-national-poison-data-system-npds-33rd-annual-report
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James B Mowry, Daniel A Spyker, Daniel E Brooks, Ashlea Zimmerman, Jay L Schauben
INTRODUCTION: This is the 33rd Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPCC) National Poison Data System (NPDS). As of 1 January 2015, 55 of the nation's poison centers (PCs) uploaded case data automatically to NPDS. The upload interval was 9.52 [7.40, 13.6] (median [25%, 75%]) minutes, creating a near real-time national exposure and information database and surveillance system. METHODS: We analyzed the case data tabulating specific indices from NPDS...
December 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993164/fostering-effective-early-learning-feel-through-a-professional-development-programme-for-early-childhood-educators-to-improve-professional-practice-and-child-outcomes-in-the-year-before-formal-schooling-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Edward Melhuish, Steven J Howard, Iram Siraj, Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett, Denise Kingston, Marc de Rosnay, Elisabeth Duursma, Betty Luu
BACKGROUND: A substantial research base documents the benefits of attendance at high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) for positive behavioural and learning outcomes. Research has also found that the quality of many young children's experiences and opportunities in ECEC depends on the skills, dispositions and understandings of the early childhood adult educators. Increasingly, research has shown that the quality of children's interactions with educators and their peers, more than any other programme feature, influence what children learn and how they feel about learning...
December 19, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977577/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-aids-recovery-following-surgical-debridement-due-to-severe-bacterial-cellulitis-with-abdominal-abscess-post-cesarean-a-case-report-care-compliant
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Christopher N J Young, Ka Ying Bonnie Ng, Vanessa Webb, Sarah Vidow, Rajeswari Parasuraman, Sameer Umranikar
INTRODUCTION: Bacterial cellulitis post-Cesarean section is rare. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is widely used in various medical specialities; its effectiveness in obstetrics however remains the topic of debate-used predominantly as an adjunct to secondary intention specific to high-risk patient groups. Its application in the treatment of actively infected wounds post-Cesarean is not well documented. Here, we document NPWT in the treatment of an unusually severe case of bacterial cellulitis with abdominal abscess postpartum...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968892/hiv-and-syphilis-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-individuals-in-china-a-scoping-review
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Songyuan Tang, Weiming Tang, Kathrine Meyers, Polin Chan, Zhongdan Chen, Joseph D Tucker
BACKGROUND: HIV and syphilis epidemics in men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to grow in China, despite considerable government attention. We did a literature review to synthesise key features of the HIV and syphilis epidemics and responses among MSM and transgender individuals in China. Our goal was to inform evidence-based recommendations for policy makers and program managers. METHODS: We searched Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang using the terms "MSM", "transgender", "meta-analysis", "review", and "China" for articles published in the last six years...
October 2016: Lancet
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