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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336082/-social-and-health-resources-in-catalonia-current-situation
#1
Ingrid Bullich-Marín, Pau Sánchez-Ferrín, Concepció Cabanes-Duran, Antoni Salvà-Casanovas
The network of social and health care has advanced since its inception. Furthermore, news services have been created and some resources have been adapted within the framework of respective health plans. This article presents the current situation of the different social and health resources in Catalonia, as well as the main changes that have occurred in recent years, more specifically in the period of the Health Plan 2011-2015. This period is characterised by an adaptation of the social and health network within the context of chronic care, for which the development of intermediate care resources has become the most relevant aspect...
March 20, 2017: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321134/ismp-medication-error-report-analysis
#2
Michael R Cohen, Judy L Smetzer
These medication errors have occurred in health care facilities at least once. They will happen again-perhaps where you work. Through education and alertness of personnel and procedural safeguards, they can be avoided. You should consider publishing accounts of errors in your news-letters and/or presenting them at your inservice training programs. Your assistance is required to continue this feature. The reports described here were received through the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Errors Reporting Program...
February 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287672/some-good-news-about-substance-use-disorders
#3
Julie Worley
Substance use disorders (SUDs) have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The focus on the bad news related to SUDs can lead to a sense of hopelessness for nurses about identifying and managing these disorders. What is not as widely known is that there have been advances in several areas related to SUDs. This good news includes growing science about the neurobiology of these disorders and approaches to reduce stigma. In addition, there are known factors to improve success in recovery, such as improved quality of life, self-efficacy, and spirituality...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276182/application-of-the-national-early-warning-score-news-as-a-stratification-tool-on-admission-in-an-italian-acute-medical-ward-a-perspective-study
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Walter Spagnolli, Marta Rigoni, Emanuele Torri, Susanna Cozzio, Elisa Vettorato, Giandomenico Nollo
AIM: We aimed to assess the performance of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) as tool for patient risk stratification at admission in an acute Internal Medicine ward and to ensure patient placement in ward areas with the required and most appropriate intensity of care. As secondary objective, we considered NEWS performance in two subgroups of patients: sudden cardiac events (acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmic events), and chronic respiratory insufficiency. METHODS: We conducted a perspective cohort single centre study on 2,677 unselected patients consecutively admitted from July 2013 to March 2015 in the Internal Medicine ward of the hospital of Trento, Italy...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262086/interconnection-a-qualitative-analysis-of-adjusting-to-living-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
#5
Isabel Leal, Kathrin Milbury, Joan Engebretson, Surena Matin, Eric Jonasch, Nizar Tannir, Christopher G Wood, Lorenzo Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Adjusting to cancer is an ongoing process, yet few studies explore this adjustment from a qualitative perspective. The aim of our qualitative study was to understand how patients construct their experience of adjusting to living with cancer. METHOD: Qualitative analysis was conducted of written narratives collected from four separate writing sessions as part of a larger expressive writing clinical trial with renal cell carcinoma patients. Thematic analysis and constant comparison were employed to code the primary patterns in the data into themes until thematic saturation was reached at 37 participants...
March 6, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257514/analysis-of-print-news-media-framing-of-ketamine-treatment-in-the-united-states-and-canada-from-2000-to-2015
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Melvyn W B Zhang, Ying X Hong, Syeda F Husain, Keith M Harris, Roger C M Ho
OBJECTIVES: There are multifaceted views on the use of ketamine, a potentially addictive substance, to treat mental health problems. The past 15 years have seen growing media coverage of ketamine for medical and other purposes. This study examined the print news media coverage of medical and other uses of ketamine in North America to determine orientations and trends over time. METHODS: Print newspaper coverage of ketamine from 2000 to 2015 was reviewed, resulting in 43 print news articles from 28 North American newspapers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246071/scientific-misconduct-and-social-media-role-of-twitter-in-the-stimulus-triggered-acquisition-of-pluripotency-cells-scandal
#7
Yuya Sugawara, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Shoko Miyagawa, Masayasu Murakami, Atsushi Tsuya, Atsushi Tanaka, Masahiro Kami, Hiroto Narimatsu
BACKGROUND: The academic scandal on a study on stimulus‑triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells in Japan in 2014 involved suspicions of scientific misconduct by the lead author of the study after the paper had been reviewed on a peer‑review website. This study investigated the discussions on STAP cells on Twitter and content of newspaper articles in an attempt to assess the role of social compared with traditional media in scientific peer review. OBJECTIVE: This study examined Twitter utilization in scientific peer review on STAP cells misconduct...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242628/dtb-select-3-march-2017
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Potential for abuse and misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin | Risk of depression and suicidal thoughts with ▼apremilast | Are patients overly optimistic about outcomes? | Pioglitazone and cardiovascular outcomes | Antipsychotics and risk of acute respiratory failure in patients with COPD | Improving adherence to lipid-lowering drugs | ▼Canagliflozin associated with increased risk of amputation | Medical research news stories: how independent and qualified are commenters?
February 27, 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238106/a-critical-assessment-of-early-warning-score-records-in-168-000-patients
#9
Niels Egholm Pedersen, Lars Simon Rasmussen, John Asger Petersen, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Doris Østergaard, Anne Lippert
The national early warning score (NEWS) is recommended to detect deterioration in hospitalised patients. In 2013, a NEWS-based system was introduced in a hospital service with over 250,000 annual admissions, generating large amounts of NEWS data. The quality of such data has not been described. We critically assessed NEWS data recorded over 12 months. This observational study included NEWS records from adult inpatients hospitalized in the Capital Region of Denmark during 2014. Physiological variables and the use of supplementary oxygen (NEWS variables) were recorded...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237488/healthcare-workers-knowledge-towards-zika-virus-infection-in-indonesia-a-survey-in-aceh
#10
Harapan Harapan, Alma Aletta, Samsul Anwar, Abdul M Setiawan, Reza Maulana, Nur Wahyuniati, Muhammad R Ramadana, Sotianingsih Haryanto, Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales, Kurnia F Jamil
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge on Zika virus infection among healthcare providers (doctors) in Aceh province, Indonesia. METHODS: A self-administered internet based survey was conducted from 3 May to 3 June 2016 among the members of doctor organizations in Aceh province. A set of validated, pre-tested questionnaire was used to measure knowledge regarding Zika infection and to collect a range of explanatory variables. A two-steps logistic regression analysis was employed to assess the association of participants' demographic, workplace characteristics and other explanatory variables with the knowledge...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235396/are-psychophysiological-arousal-and-self-reported-emotional-stress-during-an-oncological-consultation-related-to-memory-of-medical-information-an-experimental-study
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Leonie N C Visser, Marieke S Tollenaar, Jos A Bosch, Lorenz J P van Doornen, Hanneke C J M de Haes, Ellen M A Smets
Patients forget 20-80% of information provided during medical consultations. The emotional stress often experienced by patients during consultations could be one of the mechanisms that lead to limited recall. The current experimental study therefore investigated the associations between (analog) patients' psychophysiological arousal, self-reported emotional stress and their (long term) memory of information provided by the physician. One hundred and eighty one cancer-naïve individuals acted as so-called analog patients (APs), i...
January 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225878/the-p-a-c-i-e-n-t-e-protocol-an-instrument-for-breaking-bad-news-adapted-to-the-brazilian-medical-reality
#12
Carolina Rebello Pereira, Marco Antônio Marchetti Calônego, Lino Lemonica, Guilherme Antonio Moreira de Barros
OBJECTIVE: There are plenty of published tools for breaking bad medical news; however, none of them is culturally appropriate to our reality or published in the Brazilian literature. This study proposes a genuinely Brazilian communication tool and evaluates its acceptance among doctors and nurses. METHOD: This was a prospective study. The data were collected after specific training of doctors and nurses on the bad news communication techniques based on the P-A-C-I-E-N-T-E ("patient," in Portuguese) Protocol...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193208/rankings-matter-nurse-graduates-from-higher-ranked-institutions-have-higher-productivity
#13
Olga Yakusheva, Marianne Weiss
BACKGROUND: Increasing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses has led to rapid growth in the number of baccalaureate-granting programs, and to concerns about educational quality and potential effects on productivity of the graduating nursing workforce. We examined the association of individual productivity of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse with the ranking of the degree-granting institution. METHODS: For a sample of 691 nurses from general medical-surgical units at a large magnet urban hospital between 6/1/2011-12/31/2011, we conducted multivariate regression analysis of nurse productivity on the ranking of the degree-granting institution, adjusted for age, hospital tenure, gender, and unit-specific effects...
February 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172819/n820-the-value-and-perception-of-ibd-patients-on-electronic-news-letter-as-a-mode-of-patient-medical-team-communication
#14
O Haj Natour, N Orbach-Zingboim, B Ungar, D Skenizes, U Kopylov, R Eliakim, S Ben-Horin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158240/sources-of-information-influencing-the-state-of-the-science-gap-in-hormone-replacement-therapy-usage
#15
Fiona Chew, Xianwei Wu
OBJECTIVE: Medical reviews and research comprise a key information source for news media stories on medical therapies and innovations as well as for physicians in updating their practice. The present study examined medical review journal articles, physician surveys and news media coverage of hormone replacement therapy (HT) to assess the relationship between the three information sources and whether/if they contributed to a state-of-the-science gap (a condition when the evaluation of a medical condition or therapy ascertained by the highest standards of investigation is incongruent with the science-in-practice such as physician recommendations and patient actions)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151559/an-ethnography-of-managing-emotions-when-talking-about-life-threatening-illness
#16
N E Ayers, V Vydelingum, A Arber
AIM: This ethnographic study was concerned with how dying patients, palliative care staff and family caregivers communicate about life-threatening illness in a palliative care setting in Ethiopia. BACKGROUND: Ethiopia, as a developing country, had few resources for caring for those requiring end-of-life care. However, palliative care was supported by local champions in Ethiopia and by the Federal Ministry of Health. INTRODUCTION: The disclosure of bad news was discouraged because it was believed that such disclosure may lead to unnecessary distress and to loss of hope...
February 2, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137998/appealing-to-the-crowd-ethical-justifications-in-canadian-medical-crowdfunding-campaigns
#17
Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Annalise Mathers, Peter Chow-White
Medical crowdfunding is growing in terms of the number of active campaigns, amount of funding raised and public visibility. Little is known about how campaigners appeal to potential donors outside of anecdotal evidence collected in news reports on specific medical crowdfunding campaigns. This paper offers a first step towards addressing this knowledge gap by examining medical crowdfunding campaigns for Canadian recipients. Using 80 medical crowdfunding campaigns for Canadian recipients, we analyse how Canadians justify to others that they ought to contribute to funding their health needs...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115031/an-evaluation-of-communication-barriers-and-facilitators-at-the-time-of-a-mental-health-diagnosis-a-survey-of-health-professional-practices
#18
A C Milton, B Mullan, C MacCann, C Hunt
AIMS: To examine health professionals' views and practices relating to the specific barriers to communication that arise at the time of mental health diagnosis, and the strategies used to support individuals throughout this process. METHODS: An online survey of the beliefs and practices of 131 mental health clinicians working in different clinical settings across Australia was conducted. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis of the items relating to barriers to communication resulted in three latent factors ('stigma, diagnosis and risk'; 'service structure'; and 'individual circumstances' such as the person receiving the diagnosis being young, having a culturally and linguistically diverse background or being unwell at the time of conversation)...
January 24, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109320/celebrities-impact-on-health-related-knowledge-attitudes-behaviors-and-status-outcomes-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
#19
Steven J Hoffman, Yasmeen Mansoor, Navneet Natt, Lathika Sritharan, Julia Belluz, Timothy Caulfield, Yoni Freedhoff, John N Lavis, Arya M Sharma
BACKGROUND: Celebrities are highly influential people whose actions and decisions are watched and often emulated by wide audiences. Many celebrities have used their prominent social standing to offer medical advice or endorse health products, a trend that is expected to increase. However, the extent of the impact that celebrities have in shaping the public's health-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and status is unclear. This systematic review seeks to answer the following questions: (1) Which health-related outcomes are influenced by celebrities? (2) How large of an impact do celebrities actually have on these health-related outcomes? (3) Under what circumstances do celebrities produce either beneficial or harmful impacts? METHODS: Ten databases were searched, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, CINAHL, Communication Complete, Sociological Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index, Journals @ Scholars Portal, and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I...
January 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097527/breast-cancer-screening-and-social-media-a-content-analysis-of-evidence-use-and-guideline-opinions-on-twitter
#20
Anthony Nastasi, Tyler Bryant, Joseph K Canner, Mark Dredze, Melissa S Camp, Neeraja Nagarajan
There is ongoing debate regarding the best mammography screening practices. Twitter has become a powerful tool for disseminating medical news and fostering healthcare conversations; however, little work has been done examining these conversations in the context of how users are sharing evidence and discussing current guidelines for breast cancer screening. To characterize the Twitter conversation on mammography and assess the quality of evidence used as well as opinions regarding current screening guidelines, individual tweets using mammography-related hashtags were prospectively pulled from Twitter from 5 November 2015 to 11 December 2015...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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