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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319551/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-implanted-devices-for-chronic-pain-management
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Christopher R Abrecht, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Richard D Urman, James P Rathmell
BACKGROUND: Analysis of closed malpractice claims allows the study of rare but serious complications and likely results in improved patient safety by raising awareness of such complications. Clinical studies and closed claims analyses have previously reported on the common complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) and spinal cord stimulators (SCS). This study provides a contemporary analysis of claims from within the past 10 years. METHODS: We performed a closed claims analysis for a period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 for cases with pain medicine as the primary service...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317462/witnesses-in-the-consultation-room-experiences-of-peer-group-supervision
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Helena Galina Nielsen, Annette Sofie Davidsen
BACKGROUND: In Denmark group supervision for general practitioners is an established part of continuing professional development. Several different approaches are used, including Balint Groups and Bendix Groups. The aim of this paper is to describe the benefits and challenges of a peer group supervision model with the role of supervisor taken by group members in turn. The setting was a group of general practitioners using a patient-centred consultation model and video-recordings of consultations...
March 19, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315883/complementary-foods-guidelines-and-practices
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Merryn J Netting, Maria Makrides
Complementary feeding, the transition from a breast milk-based diet to inclusion of other sources of nutrition in an infant's diet, is a major milestone in infant development. This transition period is important as it is a time when infants are vulnerable to developing nutritional deficiencies and occurs during a developmental stage when important food-related behavioral patterns are being established. As under- and overnutrition may coexist in children from the same country, it is important that advice provided by complementary feeding guidelines meets the needs of all children helping them to grow and develop into healthy adults...
2017: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315478/improving-palliative-care-trough-teamwork-impactt-in-nursing-homes-study-design-and-baseline-findings
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Helena Temkin-Greener, Susan Ladwig, Zhiqiu Ye, Sally A Norton, Dana B Mukamel
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Institute of Medicine report recommended that healthcare providers caring for individuals with advanced illness have basic palliative care competencies in communication, inter-professional collaboration, and symptom management. Nursing homes, where one in three American decedents live and die, have fallen short of these competency goals. We implemented an intervention study to examine the efficacy of nursing home-based integrated palliative care teams in improving the quality of care processes and outcomes for residents at the end of life...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315415/best-practices-in-relational-skills-training-for-medical-trainees-and-providers-an-essential-element-of-addressing-aces-and-promoting-resilience
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Eran Magen, Horace M DeLisser
Medical providers' ability to form strong therapeutic alliances with patients is an essential clinical skill that is associated with a higher quality of care and improved provider well being. However, comparatively few medical providers exhibit adequate relational skills, which serve to convey respect, communicate caring, and build trust between the medical provider and the patient. A growing number of medical training programs and continuing medical education programs have begun to incorporate relational skills training, but the results have been highly variable in terms of training methods and impact...
March 14, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315157/economic-assimilation-and-skill-acquisition-evidence-from-the-occupational-sorting-of-childhood-immigrants
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Marigee Bacolod, Marcos A Rangel
We study the economic assimilation of childhood immigrants to the United States. The linguistic distance between English and the predominant language in one's country of birth interacted with age at arrival is shown to be closely connected to occupational sorting in adulthood. By applying big-data techniques to occupations' detailed skill requirements, we provide evidence that childhood immigrants from English-distant countries who arrived after the primary school years reveal comparative advantages in tasks distinct from those for which (close to) Anglophone immigrants are better suited...
March 17, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304333/improving-communication-between-physicians-and-their-patients-through-mindfulness-and-compassion-based-strategies-a-narrative-review
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Alberto Amutio-Kareaga, Javier García-Campayo, Luis Carlos Delgado, Daniel Hermosilla, Cristina Martínez-Taboada
Communication between physicians and patients is a key pillar of psychosocial support for enhancing the healing process of patients and for increasing their well-being and quality of life. Physicians and other health professionals might benefit from interventions that increase their self-care, awareness, compassion, and other-focused concern, and reduce the chances of distress and burnout. There is substantial evidence for the contribution of different management strategies to achieve these aims. The goal of this article is to review the potential effect of mindfulness and compassion-based strategies for the improvement of physician-patient interactions...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304313/the-effect-of-music-therapy-in-patients-with-huntington-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Monique C H van Bruggen-Rufi, Annemieke C Vink, Ron Wolterbeek, Wilco P Achterberg, Raymund A C Roos
BACKGROUND: Music therapy may have beneficial effects on improving communication and expressive skills in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). Most studies are, however, small observational studies and methodologically limited. Therefore we conducted a multi-center randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of music therapy in comparison with recreational therapy in improving quality of life of patients with advanced Huntington's disease by means of improving communication...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304312/cognitive-rehabilitation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-controlled-intervention-trial
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Katharina Brueggen, Elisabeth Kasper, Sina Ochmann, Henrike Pfaff, Steffi Webel, Wolfgang Schneider, Stefan Teipel
BACKGROUND: Cognitive Rehabilitation for Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an integrative multimodal intervention. It aims to maintain autonomy and quality of life by enhancing the patients' abilities to compensate for decreased cognitive functioning. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the feasibility of a group-based Cognitive Rehabilitation approach in mild AD dementia and assessed its effect on activities of daily living (ADL). METHODS: We included 16 patients with AD dementia in a controlled partial-randomized design...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302633/systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-to-treat-behavioural-disturbances-in-older-patients-with-dementia-the-senator-ontop-series
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Iosief Abraha, Joseph M Rimland, Fabiana Mirella Trotta, Giuseppina Dell'Aquila, Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Mirko Petrovic, Adalsteinn Gudmundsson, Roy Soiza, Denis O'Mahony, Antonio Guaita, Antonio Cherubini
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD). DESIGN: Systematic overview of reviews. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL and PsycINFO (2009-March 2015). ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Systematic reviews (SRs) that included at least one comparative study evaluating any non-pharmacological intervention, to treat BPSD...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302095/perceptions-of-community-based-field-workers-on-the-effect-of-a-longitudinal-biomedical-research-project-on-their-sustainable-livelihoods
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Christabelle S Moyo, Joseph Francis, Pascal O Bessong
BACKGROUND: Researchers involved in biomedical community-based projects rarely seek the perspectives of community fieldworkers, who are the 'foot soldiers' in such projects. Understanding the effect of biomedical research on community-based field workers could identify benefits and shortfalls that may be crucial to the success of community-based studies. The present study explored the perceptions of community-based field workers on the effect of the Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development Project" (MAL-ED) South Africa on their tangible and intangible capital which together comprise sustainable livelihoods...
March 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301172/myrmica-rubra-ants-are-more-communicative-when-young-do-they-need-experience
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Natalia V Atsarkina, Sofia N Panteleeva, Zhanna I Reznikova
The role of experience in the development of communication in animals is a matter of special interest to many ethologists and psychologists. Ants are known to possess sophisticated and flexible communication systems based mainly on their antennal movements (Reznikova & Ryabko, 2011). However, it is still enigmatic whether young ants need stimulation performances by adults to develop their communication capacities. Experiments with pairwise interactions of Myrmica rubra ants revealed significant differences in individual behavior and the mode of communication in callow (newly emerged) and adult workers...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Comparative Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300339/adolescent-interviewing-skills-effect-of-feedback
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Genna Bourget, Nadim Joukhadar, Sarah Manos, Karen Mann, Jill Hatchette, Kim Blake
BACKGROUND: Communicating with adolescent patients can be challenging. Our study assessed the effect of structured feedback following a standardised patient (SP) encounter on postgraduate year-1 (PGY1) residents' adolescent-specific communication skills. Communicating with adolescent patients can be challenging METHODS: A two-group, prospective, double-blind randomised control study design was employed. Measures were taken before and after the intervention. PGY1 residents conducted a 30-minute interview with an SP adolescent-mother pair, who then individually scored the resident's performance using the validated Structured Communication Adolescent Guide (SCAG)...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298891/white-matter-deterioration-may-foreshadow-impairment-of-emotional-valence-determination-in-early-stage-dementia-of-the-alzheimer-type
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Ravi Rajmohan, Ronald C Anderson, Dan Fang, Austin G Meyer, Pavis Laengvejkal, Parunyou Julayanont, Greg Hannabas, Kitten Linton, John Culberson, Hafiz M R Khan, John De Toledo, P Hemachandra Reddy, Michael O'Boyle
In Alzheimer Disease (AD), non-verbal skills often remain intact for far longer than verbally mediated processes. Four (1 female, 3 males) participants with early-stage Clinically Diagnosed Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (CDDAT) and eight neurotypicals (NTs; 4 females, 4 males) completed the emotional valence determination test (EVDT) while undergoing BOLD functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We expected CDDAT participants to perform just as well as NTs on the EVDT, and to display increased activity within the bilateral amygdala and right anterior cingulate cortex (r-ACC)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295845/intergenerational-mentoring-at-men-s-sheds-a-feasibility-study
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Nathan J Wilson, Reinie Cordier, Marina Ciccarelli, Judith MacCallum, Benjamin Milbourn, Sharmila Vaz, Annette Joosten, Angus Buchanan, Tomomi McAuliffe, Roger J Stancliffe
BACKGROUND: This study reports on the feasibility of an intergenerational mentoring programme for youth with intellectual disability (ID) aimed at developing skills and building networks. METHODS: Youth with ID were paired with older male mentors who were trained to support the mentees participate in activities and social interactions during weekly sessions. We interviewed the mentees and mentors, and assessed them on a range of outcomes using standardized measures...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295744/contributing-factors-for-therapeutic-diet-adherence-in-patients-receiving-haemodialysis-treatment-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Lissete González Oquendo, José Miguel Morales Asencio, Candela Bonill de Las Nieves
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this integrative review is to identify the factors that contribute to diet adherence in people suffering from kidney disease who are receiving haemodialysis treatment. BACKGROUND: Adherence to the therapeutic regimen determines therapeutic success, quality of life, and survival in patients on haemodialysis. Lack of diet adherence ranges from 25 to 86% in patients receiving haemodialysis treatment and affects patient morbidity and mortality...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295388/subjects-such-as-strategic-planning-extra-disciplinary-communication-and-management-have-become-crucial-to-medical-physics-clinical-practice-and-should-become-an-integral-part-of-the-medical-physics-curriculum
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Carmel J Caruana, J Adam M Cunha, Colin G Orton
In addition to their clinical duties, many medical physicists find themselves in a situation where they have to do managerial work such as strategic planning and communication within a hospital or with outside agencies. Typically, these skills are obtained on-the-job or by taking extra-curricular courses. However, some believe that such strategic planning and communication and management skills are so important that courses on these topics should become an integral part of the medical physics curriculum. This is the claim debated in this month's Point/Counterpoint...
March 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295279/cultural-competence-among-nursing-students-in-saudi-arabia-a-cross-sectional-study
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J P Cruz, N Alquwez, C P Cruz, R F D Felicilda-Reynaldo, L M Vitorino, S M S Islam
AIM: This study assessed the cultural competence of nursing students in a Saudi University. BACKGROUND: With the current situation of immigration in Saudi Arabia, the cultural diversity in healthcare facilities is anticipated to grow. This presents a great challenge to the members of the healthcare team. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 272 nursing students in a Saudi university using a self-administered questionnaire consisting of two parts, namely the respondents' demographics and cultural background information sheet and the Cultural Capacity Scale Arabic version...
March 13, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294695/operating-room-team-training-with-simulation-a-systematic-review
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Jamie M Robertson, Roger D Dias, Steven Yule, Douglas S Smink
INTRODUCTION: Nontechnical skills (NTS) such as teamwork and communication play an important role in preventing adverse outcomes in the operating room (OR). Simulation-based OR team training focused on these skills provides an environment where team members can learn with and from one another. We sought to conduct a systematic review to identify simulation-based approaches to NTS training for surgical teams. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of PubMed, ERIC, and the Cochrane Database using keywords and MeSH terms for studies describing simulation-based training for OR teams, including members from surgery, anesthesia, and nursing in September 2016...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292494/emerging-guidelines-for-patient-engagement-in-research
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John R Kirwan, Maarten de Wit, Lori Frank, Kirstie L Haywood, Sam Salek, Samantha Brace-McDonnell, Anne Lyddiatt, Skye P Barbic, Jordi Alonso, Francis Guillemin, Susan J Bartlett
There is growing recognition that involving patients in the development of new patient-reported outcome measures helps ensure that the outcomes that matter most to people living with health conditions are captured. Here, we describe and discuss different experiences of integrating patients as full patient research partners (PRPs) in outcomes research from multiple perspectives (e.g., researcher, patient, and funder), drawing from three real-world examples. These diverse experiences highlight the strengths, challenges, and impact of partnering with patients to conceptualize, design, and conduct research and disseminate findings...
March 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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