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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457946/the-provision-of-ambulatory-systemic-anti-cancer-therapy
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Susan Cooper, Kate de Lord
This article reflects on the changing nature of the provision of care and delivery of ambulatory systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) services. It reviews the national guidance and looks at ambulatory SACT in terms of patients being treated closer to home, i.e. ambulatory care in its truest sense. It considers the impact on quality of life for patients receiving treatments at a place of their choice. It explores the role of the nurse as an advanced practitioner while also examining the safety and delivery of complex regimens ensuring robust pathways are in place to deliver care in a safe and standardised way...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457624/-coordinated-heart-failure-care-in-poland-towards-optimal-organisation-of-the-health-care-system
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Jadwiga Nessler, Adam Kozierkiewicz, Andrzej Gackowski, Piotr Ponikowski, Ewa Straburzynska-Migaj, Izabella Uchmanowicz, Piotr Hoffman, Krzysztof Chlebus, Grzegorz Gielerak, Mariusz Gąsior, Tomasz Grodzicki, Jakub Gierczyński, Piotr Jankowski, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Jacek Legutko, Przemysław Leszek, Maciej Miłkowski, Grzegorz Opolski, Piotr Rozentryt, Adam Windak, Adam Witkowski, Mirosław J Wysocki, Andrzej Zapaśnik, Tomasz Zdrojewski
Heart failure has becoming an increasing medical, economic, and social problem globally. The prevalence of this syndrome is rising, and despite unequivocal positive effects of modern therapy, reduction of mortality has been achieved at the cost of more frequent hospitalisations. Unlike in many European countries, in Poland heart failure is usually recognised later, at a more advanced stage of the disease, leaving less time for ambulatory treatment and resulting in a high number of hospitalisations. The current paper presents the most important data regarding morbidity and mortality due to heart failure in Poland...
2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457258/quality-of-prescribing-by-physicians-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants-in-the-united-states
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Shiyin Jiao, Irene B Murimi, Randall S Stafford, Ramin Mojtabai, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have increasingly broad prescribing authority in the United States, yet little is known regarding how the quality of their prescribing practices compares to that of physicians. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of prescribing practices of physicians and non-physician providers. METHODS: A serial cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was performed...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456210/appraising-the-outcome-and-complications-of-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-in-self-care-peritoneal-dialysis-and-assisted-peritoneal-dialysis-a-5-year-review-of-a-single-saudi-center
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Jamal Saleh Al Wakeel, Mohammed A Al Ghonaim, Abdullah Aldohayan, Saira Usama, Saad Al Obaili, Ahmad R Tarakji, Mohammad Alkhowaiter
Our objective is to study the outcomes and complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) including comparison of self-care PD with home-care assisted PD during a five-year period. A retrospective study of PD data at King Saud University-affiliated hospital in Riyadh from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. One hundred and eleven patients were included (female 55%). The average age was 47.4 (1-83) years. Twenty-one (18.91%) patients were on continuous ambulatory PD and 90 (81.08%) on automated PD. The mean time on PD was 23...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455033/thromboprophylaxis-for-ambulatory-surgery-results-from-a-prospective-national-cohort
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Charles Marc Samama, Dan Benhamou, Frédéric Aubrun, Jean-Luc Bosson, Pierre Albaladejo
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is not always part of the usual care of ambulatory surgery patients, and few guidelines are available. OBJECTIVES: To collect data on the application of VTE prophylaxis in ambulatory patients. DESIGN: The OPERA study is a large national survey performed in 221 healthcare facilities. PATIENTS: 2174 patients who underwent one of ten selected procedures over two pre-defined days of investigation...
February 15, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454807/characterization-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-prescribing-patterns-in-the-united-states
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Sarah Petite
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Guideline recommendations for medication therapy include the use of inhaled medications for management of stable COPD. There are limited data available describing prescribing percentages of medications in patients with COPD. AIM: To determine the prescribing percentages of medications for COPD in a national, cross-sectional study. METHODS: This was a national, cross-sectional study using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) in 2013...
February 15, 2018: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453873/association-between-pemphigus-and-neurologic-diseases
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Khalaf Kridin, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen
Importance: The association between pemphigus and neurologic diseases was not evaluated systematically in the past. In a recent uncontrolled cross-sectional study, Parkinson disease was found to be significantly associated with pemphigus; in the same study, epilepsy had a nonsignificant association with pemphigus. Several case reports have suggested that pemphigus coexists with multiple sclerosis and dementia. Objective: To estimate the association between pemphigus and 4 neurologic conditions (dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson disease, and multiple sclerosis), using one of the largest cohorts of patients with pemphigus...
February 16, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453868/coexistent-solid-malignancies-in-pemphigus-a-population-based-study
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Khalaf Kridin, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D Cohen
Importance: The association of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus with comorbid malignancies is yet to be firmly established. Objective: To estimate the association between pemphigus and a wide range of nonhematologic malignancies using one of the largest cohorts of patients with pemphigus to date. Design, Setting, and Participants: For this cross-sectional study, we used the computerized database of Clalit Health Services, the largest public health care provider organization in Israel insuring 4...
February 16, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453197/paediatric-hospital-admission-processes-and-outcomes-a-qualitative-study-of-parents-experiences-and-priorities
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JoAnna K Leyenaar, Paul A Rizzo, Emily R O'Brien, Peter K Lindenauer
BACKGROUND: Hospital admission, like hospital discharge, represents a transition of care associated with changes in setting, healthcare providers and clinical management. While considerable efforts have focused on improving the quality and safety of hospital-to-home transitions, there has been little focus on transitions into hospital. OBJECTIVES: Among children hospitalised with ambulatory care sensitive conditions, we aimed to characterise families' experiences as they transitioned from outpatient to inpatient care, identify hospital admission processes and outcomes most important to families and determine how parental perspectives differed between children admitted directly and through emergency departments (ED)...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451116/population-tailored-care-for-homeless-veterans-and-acute-care-use-cost-and-satisfaction-a-prospective-quasi-experimental-trial
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Thomas P O'Toole, Erin E Johnson, Matthew Borgia, Amy Noack, Jean Yoon, Elizabeth Gehlert, Jeanie Lo
INTRODUCTION: Although traditional patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are effective for patients with complex needs, it is unclear whether homeless-tailored PCMHs work better for homeless veterans. We examined the impact of enrollment in a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) homeless-tailored PCMH on health services use, cost, and satisfaction compared with enrollment in a traditional, nontailored PCMH. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, multicenter, quasi-experimental, single-blinded study at 2 VHA medical centers to assess health services use, cost, and satisfaction during 12 months among 2 groups of homeless veterans: 1) veterans receiving VHA homeless-tailored primary care (Homeless-Patient Aligned Care Team [H-PACT]) and 2) veterans receiving traditional primary care services (PACT)...
February 15, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451006/different-indexes-of-glycemic-variability-as-identifiers-of-patients-with-risk-of-hypoglycemia-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Ana M Gómez, Oscar M Muñoz, Alejandro Marin, Maria Camila Fonseca, Martin Rondon, María Alejandra Robledo Gómez, Andrei Sanko, Dilcia Lujan, Maira García-Jaramillo, Fabian Mauricio León Vargas
INTRODUCTION: Recent publications frequently introduce new indexes to measure glycemic variability (GV), quality of glycemic control, or glycemic risk; however, there is a lack of evidence supporting the use of one particular parameter, especially in clinical practice. METHODS: A cohort of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in ambulatory care were followed using continuous glucose monitoring sensors (CGM). Mean glucose (MG), standard deviation, coefficient of variation (CV), interquartile range, CONGA1, 2, and 4, MAGE, M value, J index, high blood glucose index, and low blood glucose index (LBGI) were estimated...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450749/an-analysis-of-the-clinical-laboratory-and-histological-features-of-striped-punctate-and-nodular-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia
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Arul Thomas, David Koch, William Marsteller, David Lewin, Adrian Reuben
BACKGROUND: Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) commonly presents as linear striped ("watermelon stomach") or punctate phenotypes, to which a newly discovered nodular form was recently added. AIMS: We performed a retrospective cohort study to detail and compare the clinical and histological characteristics of major GAVE phenotypes. METHODS: In 136 GAVE patients (tertiary care ambulatory and inpatient, median age 61.3 years, 73 men, and 63 women), clinical and laboratory results were recorded, with comorbidities, endoscopy indications, and complications of cirrhosis...
February 15, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449789/factors-associated-with-prescribing-costs-analysis-of-a-nationwide-administrative-database
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O Hirsch, M Schulz, M Erhart, N Donner-Banzhoff
Objective: All health care systems in the world struggle with rising costs for drugs. We sought to explore factors impacting on prescribing costs in a nationwide database of ambulatory care in Germany. Factors identified by this research can be used for adjustment in future profiling efforts. Methods: We analysed nationwide prescription data of physicians having contractual relationships with statutory health insurance funds in 2014. Predictor and outcome variables were aggregated at the practice level...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447901/hospital-cost-analysis-of-children-with-preseptal-cellulitis
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İlknur Çağlar, Cansu Kafes, Mine Korcum, Mine Düzgöl, Ahu Kara, Süleyman Nuri Bayram, Hurşit Apa, İlker Devrim
OBJECTIVE: Hospitalization of the children with preseptal cellulitis creates a burden on healthcare costs. This study aimed to analyze the hospital costs for preseptal cellulitis and determine the factors contributing. METHODS: Children, between 1 and 18 years old, who were admitted to hospital for preseptal cellulitis from May 2013 to December 2016 were included in the study. Patients were divided into groups by age (under or equal to five years and older than five years) and by the presence of sinusitis...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444899/comparison-of-glasgow-admission-prediction-score-and-amb-score-in-predicting-need-for-inpatient-care
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Allan Cameron, Dominic Jones, Eilidh Logan, Colin A O'Keeffe, Suzanne M Mason, David J Lowe
AIM: We compared the abilities of two established clinical scores to predict emergency department (ED) disposition: the Glasgow Admission Prediction Score (GAPS) and the Ambulatory Score (Ambs). METHODS: The scores were compared in a prospective, multicentre cohort study. We recruited consecutive patients attending ED triage at two UK sites: Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and Glasgow Royal Infirmary, between February and May 2016. Each had a GAPS and Ambs calculated at the time of triage, with the triage nurses and treating clinicians blinded to the scores...
February 14, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444777/estimates-of-prevalence-demographic-characteristics-and-social-factors-among-people-with-disabilities-in-the-usa-a-cross-survey-comparison
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Eric Andrew Lauer, Andrew J Houtenville
OBJECTIVE: A national priority for disability research in the USA is the standardised identification of people with disabilities in surveillance efforts. Mandated by federal statute, six dichotomous difficulty-focused questions were implemented in national surveys to identify people with disabilities. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, demographic characteristics and social factors among people with disabilities based on these six questions using multiple national surveys in the USA...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444165/frequency-trends-and-antecedents-of-severe-maternal-depression-after-three-million-u-s-births
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Urbano L França, Michael L McManus
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression carries adverse consequences for mothers and children, so widespread screening during primary care visits is recommended. However, the rates, timing, and factors associated with significant depressive episodes are incompletely understood. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We examined the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient, Emergency Department, and Ambulatory Surgery and Services Databases from California (2005-2011) and Florida (2005-2012)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442341/the-influence-of-hospitalisation-on-the-initiation-continuation-and-discontinuation-of-benzodiazepines-and-z-drugs-an-observational-study
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Thomas Grimmsmann, Markus Harden, Thomas Fiß, Wolfgang Himmel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hospitalisation influences drug therapy in ambulatory care and this influence is generally negatively perceived. The few studies that have explored changes in benzodiazepine or sleep medication use as a function of hospitalisation failed to precisely determine the hospital's role in initiating, continuing and discontinuing these drugs on a valid basis. The aim of the study was to ascertain the overall influence of hospitalisation on the prescription of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in outpatient care with a special focus on the role of different hospital departments and drug classes...
February 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436442/ambulatory-emergency-care-improvement-by-design
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Mahir Mustafa Abdel Aziz Hamad, Vincent M Connolly
Ambulatory emergency care (AEC) has been developed by clinicians as a means of providing emergency care without the traditional bed base of a hospital. Given that AEC is provided in a clinic-style setting, it can continue to operate during periods of high bed occupancy, alleviating bed pressures and continuing to provide timely care for selected patients. Although different models of AEC have developed according to local context, there are common principles that apply to AEC services, including early access to senior decision-makers, opening hours matching demand, access to diagnostics, close collaboration with other clinical services, a mixed workforce and patient selection processes...
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436209/focus-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-ger-and-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-lpr-new-pragmatic-insights-in-clinical-practice
#20
M Gelardi, G Ciprandi
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is a common disease usually limited to the oesophagus. Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is an inflammatory reaction of the mucosa of pharynx, larynx, and other associated upper respiratory organs, caused by a reflux of stomach contents outside the oesophagus. LPR is considered to be a relatively new clinical entity with a vast number of clinical manifestations which are treated sometimes empirically and without a correct diagnosis. However, there is disagreement between specialists about its definition and management: gastroenterologists consider LPR to be a substantially rare manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), whereas otolaryngologists believe that LPR is an independent, but common in their practice, disorder...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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