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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037298/determinants-of-multidrug-resistance-among-previously-treated-tuberculosis-patients-in-zimbabwe-2014
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G Muchena, G Shambira, N Masuka, T Juru, N Gombe, L Takundwa, D Bangure, M Tshimanga
SETTING: Zimbabwe. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the determinants of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) among previously treated TB patients. DESIGN: A 1:3 case-control study with bivariate analysis and logistic regression. RESULTS: Risk factors for MDR-TB were history of nursing an MDR-TB patient (adjusted OR [aOR] 4.46, 95%CI 2.02-9.88), history of hospitalisation for 3 days (aOR 2.91, 95%CI 1.62-5.23) and history of foreign travel and stay outside Zimbabwe (aOR 2...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959716/nurse-led-phone-call-follow-up-clinics-are-effective-for-patients-with-prostate-cancer
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R G Casey, L Powell, M Braithwaite, C M Booth, B Sizer, J G Corr
INTRODUCTION: The rising cost of healthcare requires rethinking in terms of resource utilisation care delivery. Nurse-led PSA phone follow-up clinics may provide a suitable option. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 815 patients were recruited for the nurse-led stable prostate cancer telephone follow-up service. A convenience sample was selected for postal questionnaire assessment of their satisfaction. RESULTS: 815 patients had 3683 phone-call follow ups over 10 years...
September 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956676/provider-perspectives-on-intimate-partner-violence-in-bluefields-nicaragua
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Kathryn Laughon, Emma Mitchell, Julianne Price
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence represents a significant public health problem and a substantial human rights' issue for women and girls throughout the world. Design and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to answer these research questions: What are the current practices for addressing gender violence in the RACS? What do professionals consider to be the current strengths and gaps in policies related to gender violence in this region? By employing a qualitative descriptive approach (Sandelowski, 2000 ), researchers traveled from the US to Bluefields, Nicaragua, in 2012...
October 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936143/assessment-of-readiness-of-academic-emergency-departments-in-the-central-region-of-saudi-arabia-to-receive-a-sick-child
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Fahad Saleh Alhajjaj, Abdullah Saleh Aldamigh
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the readiness of general emergency departments (EDs) in academic hospitals in the central region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to manage pediatric patients using an international tool: The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association guidelines, which include facilities, personnel, safety, and other components. METHODS: We assessed eligible centers during multiple visits from January 2016 to May 2016 in which we inspected the EDs and conducted interviews with their respective leadership in which we independently recorded our observations...
July 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876438/influence-of-short-term-study-abroad-experiences-on-community-health-baccalaureate-students
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Lynelle Philips, Tina Bloom, Tammie Gainey, Ellen Chiocca
BACKGROUND: Very short study abroad programs may be most feasible in undergraduate nursing programs, but little research describes their value for prospective nurses. The narratives of senior baccalaureate nursing students (N = 62) who traveled for 2 weeks to Cape Coast, Ghana, between semesters for a faculty-led community health clinical experience were analyzed. METHOD: Students responded to pre- and posttravel semi-structured, open-ended prompts regarding expectations and perceptions of culture, health, and happiness...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858221/telemonitoring-via-self-report-and-video-review-in-community-palliative-care-a-case-report
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Deidre D Morgan, Kate Swetenham, Timothy H M To, David C Currow, Jennifer J Tieman
Continuous monitoring and management of a person's symptoms and performance status are critical for the delivery of effective palliative care. This monitoring occurs routinely in inpatient settings; however, such close evaluation in the community has remained elusive. Patient self-reporting using telehealth offers opportunities to identify symptom escalation and functional decline in real time, and facilitate timely proactive management. We report the case of a 57-year-old man with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who participated in a telehealth trial run by a community palliative care service...
August 31, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852789/a-multi-center-prospective-cohort-study-of-patient-transfers-from-the-intensive-care-unit-to-the-hospital-ward
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Henry T Stelfox, Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Peter M Dodek, Alexis F Turgeon, Alan J Forster, Francois Lamontagne, Rob A Fowler, Andrea Soo, Sean M Bagshaw
PURPOSE: To provide a 360-degree description of ICU-to-ward transfers. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of 451 adults transferred from a medical-surgical ICU to a hospital ward in 10 Canadian hospitals July 2014-January 2016. Transfer processes documented in the medical record. Patient (or delegate) and provider (ICU/ward physician/nurse) perspectives solicited by survey 24-72 h after transfer. RESULTS: Medical records (100%) and survey responses (ICU physicians-80%, ICU nurses-80%, ward physicians-46%, ward nurses-64%, patients-74%) were available for most transfers...
October 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812479/student-life-international-experience
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Katie Dutton
I was one of more than 40 nursing students who travelled to Berlin in June for a five-day trip focusing on the health and care of refugees and asylum seekers - an area I previously knew little about.
August 16, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792329/a-vision-for-nursing-in-scotland
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Jennifer Trueland
When Scotland's chief nursing officer Fiona McQueen travelled the country to talk to people about what was important for nursing now and in the future, several messages came through.
August 9, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780298/comparative-cost-analysis-teleurology-versus-conventional-face-to-face-clinics
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Vitaly Zholudev, Ilan J Safir, Isabella M Issa, Mark N Painter, John A Petros, Christopher P Filson, Muta M Issa
OBJECTIVES: To compare costs associated with teleurology versus face-to-face clinic visits for initial outpatient hematuria evaluation. METHODS: The analysis included three cost domains: transportation, clinic operations, and patient time. Transportation cost was based on standard government travel reimbursement. Clinic staff cost was based on hourly salary plus fringe benefits. For a face-to face clinic encounter, patient time included time spent for travel, parking, walking to and from clinic, check-in and check-out times, nursing evaluation, urological evaluation, laboratory time, and waiting time...
August 2, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775188/telehealth-and-patient-satisfaction-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-analysis
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Clemens Scott Kruse, Nicole Krowski, Blanca Rodriguez, Lan Tran, Jackeline Vela, Matthew Brooks
BACKGROUND: The use of telehealth steadily increases as it has become a viable modality to patient care. Early adopters attempt to use telehealth to deliver high-quality care. Patient satisfaction is a key indicator of how well the telemedicine modality met patient expectations. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review and narrative analysis is to explore the association of telehealth and patient satisfaction in regards to effectiveness and efficiency...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732210/nursing-as-universal-and-recognisable-nursing-students-perceptions-of-learning-outcomes-from-intercultural-peer-learning-webinars-a-qualitative-study
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Elisabeth Carlson, Marie Stenberg, Bessie Chan, Sukki Ho, Timothy Lai, Arkers Wong, Engle Angela Chan
Nursing students need to be prepared for the increasingly culturally diverse health care. Therefore, providing students with international perspectives remains the mission of higher education. However, given the logistic and financial constraints, not all students will be able to travel overseas for their international experiences. A feasible alternative to study abroad is internationalisation-at-home where intercultural dimensions are incorporated into curriculum, without students leaving their home universities...
October 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682444/selecting-a-skilled-nursing-facility-for-postacute-care-individual-and-family-perspectives
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Emily A Gadbois, Denise A Tyler, Vincent Mor
OBJECTIVES: To describe individuals' experiences during the hospital discharge planning and skilled nursing facility (SNF) selection process. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews focusing on discharge planning and nursing facility selection, including how facilities were chosen, who was involved, and what factors were important in decision-making. SETTING: 14 SNFs in five cities across the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Newly admitted, previously community-dwelling SNF residents (N = 98) and their family members...
November 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
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Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633152/state-of-pelvic-and-acetabular-surgery-in-the-developing-world-a-global-survey-of-orthopaedic-surgeons-at-surgical-implant-generation-network-sign-hospitals
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Paul S Whiting, Duane R Anderson, Daniel D Galat, Lewis G Zirkle, Douglas W Lundy, Hassan R Mir
OBJECTIVES: To document the current state of pelvic and acetabular surgery in the developing world and to identify critical areas for improvement in the treatment of these complex injuries. DESIGN: A 50-question online survey. SETTING: International, multicenter. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: One hundred eighty-one orthopaedic surgeons at Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) hospitals, which represent a cross-section of institutions in low- and middle-income countries that treat high-energy musculoskeletal trauma...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614637/renal-telemedicine-through-video-as-a-service-delivered-to-patients-on-home-dialysis-a-qualitative-study-on-the-renal-care-team-members-experience
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Jae-Llane Ditchburn, Alison Marshall
BACKGROUND: The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has been providing renal care through video-as-a-service (VAAS) to patients since 2013, with support from the North West NHS Shared Infrastructure Service, a collaborative team that supports information and communication technology use in the UK National Health Service. INTRODUCTION: Renal telemedicine offered remotely to patients on home dialysis supports renal care through the provision of a live high-quality video link directly to unsupported patients undergoing haemodialysis at home...
September 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594614/establishing-a-nurse-led-pelvic-floor-and-functional-bowel-service
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Jane Turner
Jane Turner, Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, was awarded a travel scholarship by the Florence Nightingale Foundation. She used it to find out about the running of nurse-led pelvic floor and functional bowel services around the UK.
June 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564494/how-people-from-chinese-backgrounds-make-sense-of-and-respond-to-the-experiences-of-mental-distress-thematic-analysis
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E Y W Yeung, F Irvine, S M Ng, K M S Tsang
RATIONALE FOR THE STUDY: Many Chinese people do not contact mental health services when they first develop mental health problems. It is therefore important to find out reasons for low uptake of services so that strategies can be identified to promote early intervention. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THE TOPIC?: Most Chinese people only come into contact with mental health services during crisis situations. Language difference, lack of knowledge of mainstream services and stigma attached to mental health problems are barriers to access and utilize mental health services...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558677/measurement-of-special-access-to-home-visit-nursing-services-among-japanese-disabled-elderly-people-using-gis-and-claim-data
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Takashi Naruse, Hiroshige Matsumoto, Mahiro Fujisaki-Sakai, Satoko Nagata
BACKGROUND: Home care service demands are increasing in Japan; this necessitates improved service allocation. This study examined the relationship between home visit nursing (HVN) service use and the proportion of elderly people living within 10 min' travel of HVN agencies. METHODS: The population of elderly people living within reach of HVN agencies for each of 17 municipalities in one low-density prefecture was calculated using public data and geographic information systems...
May 30, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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