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Michael W Rich, Deborah A Chyun, Adam H Skolnick, Karen P Alexander, Daniel E Forman, Dalane W Kitzman, Mathew S Maurer, James B McClurken, Barbara M Resnick, Win K Shen, David L Tirschwell
The incidence and prevalence of most cardiovascular disorders increase with age, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and major disability in adults aged 75 and older. Despite the effect of CVD on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in older adults, individuals aged 75 and older have been markedly underrepresented in most major cardiovascular trials, and virtually all trials have excluded older adults with complex comorbidities, significant physical or cognitive disabilities, frailty, or residence in nursing homes and assisted living facilities...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
R Douglas Wilson, Isabelle De Bie, Christine M Armour, Richard N Brown, Carla Campagnolo, June C Carroll, Nan Okun, Tanya Nelson, Rhonda Zwingerman, Francois Audibert, Jo-Ann Brock, Richard N Brown, Carla Campagnolo, June C Carroll, Isabelle De Bie, Jo-Ann Johnson, Nan Okun, Melanie Pastruck, Karine Vallée-Pouliot, R Douglas Wilson, Rhonda Zwingerman, Christine Armour, David Chitayat, Isabelle De Bie, Sara Fernandez, Raymond Kim, Josee Lavoie, Norma Leonard, Tanya Nelson, Sherry Taylor, Margot Van Allen, Clara Van Karnebeek
OBJECTIVE: This guideline was written to update Canadian maternity care and reproductive healthcare providers on pre- and postconceptional reproductive carrier screening for women or couples who may be at risk of being carriers for autosomal recessive (AR), autosomal dominant (AD), or X-linked (XL) conditions, with risk of transmission to the fetus. Four previous SOGC- Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) guidelines are updated and merged into the current document. INTENDED USERS: All maternity care (most responsible health provider [MRHP]) and paediatric providers; maternity nursing; nurse practitioner; provincial maternity care administrator; medical student; and postgraduate resident year 1-7...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Annette T Maruca, Deborah Shelton
The authors explore the current state-of-the art of correctional nursing by summarizing the types of interventions employed by nurses, across studies, designed to assist this challenging group of patients. This examination of evidence-based interventions implemented and tested by correctional nurses provides a better understanding of their role and function. Correctional health is a nurse driven system, yet a minimal amount is known about the nurses who practice in these environments or about their contributions to the practice of mental health nursing in correctional environments...
May 2016: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Perla Werner, Jeremia Heinik, Shmuel Giveon, Dikla Segel-Karpas, Eliezer Kitai
BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild neurocognitive disorder is a well-established clinical entity included in current diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's disease and in major psychiatric classifications. In all, a loosely defined concern obtained from conceptually different sources (the individual, a knowledgeable informant, or a clinician) regarding a decline in cognition and change in functioning constitutes a sine qua non for initiating diagnostics and providing therapy and support...
2014: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Alessandro Di Minno, Gaia Spadarella, Antonella Tufano, Domenico Prisco, Giovanni Di Minno
Medication adherence (taking drugs properly) is uncommon among patients on warfarin. Poor adherence to warfarin leads to an increase in adverse medical events, including stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF). Factors related to patients, physicians and the health system account for poor adherence. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are easier to use than warfarin, with fewer drug and food interactions and no need for routine blood monitoring. A proper use of DOACs may reduce the risk of stroke in AF. However, in clinical settings where no laboratory monitoring is needed, a poor medication adherence is common and may impact clinical outcomes...
May 2014: Thrombosis Research
Michael B Blank, Seth Himelhoch, James Walkup, Marlene M Eisenberg
There has been a general recognition of a syndemic that includes HIV/AIDS and serve mental illnesses including schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. The pathophysiology and direction of effects between severe mental illness and HIV infection is less clear however, and relatively little work has been done on prevention and treatment for people with these complex, co-occurring conditions. Here we present the most recent work that has been published on HIV and mental illness...
December 2013: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
Anette Bergqvist, Maria Karlsson, Anniqa Foldemo, Rikard Wärdig, Sally Hultsjö
The aim of this study was to explore mental health staffs' experiences of assisting people with psychotic disorders to implement lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent metabolic syndrome. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 health care professionals working in psychosis outpatient care in Sweden. Data were analysed using a qualitative content analysis. The results illustrate that implementation of lifestyle changes among people with psychotic disorders was experienced as difficult, but possible...
May 2013: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
D Morley, P McNamara, S Kennelly, G McMahon, C Bergin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to establish the level of awareness of HAND among healthcare providers, the screening tools that are currently used in its detection and factors that limit cognitive assessments. METHODS: We distributed a 12-item questionnaire to doctors and nurses who work in the Department of Genitourinary Medicine and Infectious Disease (GUIDE) service and also to doctors who work in the emergency department (ED) at St James Hospital...
September 2013: HIV Medicine
Amy K Ricke, Men-Jean Lee, Joanna E Chambers
Some patients may present quite a challenge for the health care team-from the receptionist to the social worker to the nurse and to the physician. An understanding of personality disorders can be helpful for the provider working with a complicated or "difficult" patient. Borderline personality disorder is relatively common in patients presenting with a complicated medical and psychosocial picture. Recognizing borderline personality disorder allows providers to better tailor treatment goals and expectations, manage personal reactions, set effective boundaries, and avoid potential confrontations with the difficult patient...
August 2012: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
M Bowen
People with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder are relatively high users of inpatient and community services. There is concern, however, that mental health nurses feel negative about working with this group of people, are often socially distancing and feel under-skilled. The purpose of this research was to explore the experiences of good practice among mental health professionals working in a service that provided specialist treatment for this group of service users. The research was undertaken through semi-structured interviews and identified four key themes: shared decision making, social roles, peer support and open communication...
August 2013: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Rikke H Moe, Espen A Haavardsholm, Margreth Grotle, Eldri Steen, Ingvild Kjeken, Kåre Birger Hagen, Till Uhlig
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent progressive musculoskeletal disorder, leading to pain and disability. Patient information and education are considered core elements in treatment guidelines for OA; however, there is to our knowledge no evidence-based recommendation on the best approach, content or length on educational programmes in OA. OBJECTIVE: to develop a brief, patient oriented disease specific multidisciplinary education programme (MEP) to enhance self-management in patients with OA...
2011: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Gary Lamph
People with personality disorders frequently present to general health services. A large proportion of people with borderline personality disorder will self-injure and seek physical clinical interventions from adult or practice nurses. These patients are often excluded from services and are highly stigmatised both in mental health services and the wider society. This article aims to increase the awareness of borderline personality disorder and self-injury among non-mental health nurses to assist them to work more effectively with patients who present with these difficulties...
October 5, 2011: Nursing Standard
Jaclene A Zauszniewski, M Jane Suresky, Abir K Bekhet, Lori Kidd
This state-of-the-evidence review summarizes characteristics of intervention studies published from January 2000 through December 2005 in five psychiatric nursing journals. Intervention studies were defined as those evaluating the application of nursing strategies/procedures/practices for enhancing/promoting health or preventing disability/dysfunction. Of 486 research studies published in those journals, 77 were intervention studies, including 77% conducted in the United States. Interventions reflected psychological (57%), social (9%), and biological (12%) dimensions of the biopsychosocial model; 22% of the studies tested interventions with overlapping dimensions...
May 2007: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Erin J Henshaw, Heather A Flynn, Joseph A Himle, Heather A O'Mahen, Jane Forman, Gina Fedock
Most women with depression around the time of childbearing are not treated adequately, or at all. Clinical practice guidelines focus primarily on provision of information rather than on interaction factors. In this study, we explored clinician interactional style characteristics contributing to patient response to perinatal depression referral and treatment. Stratified purposeful sampling resulted in 23 participants selected by pregnancy, socioeconomic, and depression status. Participants completed semistructured interviews exploring their experiences with and preferences for clinician interactional style characteristics in the context of obstetrics-setting referral and delivery of depression treatment...
July 2011: Qualitative Health Research
Esther Bay
Research reported that mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), the most common neurological condition in the world, is often undetected in the emergency department. Failure to properly detect and offer treatment therapies has been linked to chronic complications such as, mood disorders and postconcussion syndrome. This descriptive study used a tailored survey (25.0% response rate) to determine emergency department nurses' practices for the assessment and documentation of persons with MTBI. The primary purpose was to determine the extent to which these practices were aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines contained within the Acute Concussion Evaluation care plan...
January 2011: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Mona M Shattell, Melanie Andes
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2011: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Cherie Simpson
Obtaining informed consent is a fundamental part of conducting research that balances the need for participant autonomy and calls on the principal investigator to exercise beneficence. This is especially true in research involving persons with dementia and mild cognitive impairment where the ability to understand and reason may be compromised. Performing an assessment of decision-making capacity to consent to research should be the first step in helping the researcher decide who signs the consent. This article reviews the current literature available on instrumentation and procedures for capacity assessment, and in the absence of universal guidelines offers implications and suggestions for practice...
November 2010: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Carol P Curtiss
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe approaches to pain assessment in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired older adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE literature search, personal reference collection, and clinical experience. DATA SYNTHESIS: A systematic and comprehensive pain assessment is the cornerstone of effective treatment strategies. Determining the effect of pain on older adults' ability to function is as important as rating pain intensity...
September 2010: Oncology Nursing Forum
Marta Buszewicz, Mark Griffin, Elaine M McMahon, Jennifer Beecham, Michael King
BACKGROUND: People with chronic depression are frequently lost from effective care, with resulting psychological, physical and social morbidity and considerable social and financial societal costs. This randomised controlled trial will evaluate whether regular structured practice nurse reviews lead to better mental health and social outcomes for these patients and will assess the cost-effectiveness of the structured reviews compared to usual care.The hypothesis is that structured, pro-active care of patients with chronic depression in primary care will lead to a cost-effective improvement in medical and social outcomes when compared with usual general practitioner (GP) care...
2010: BMC Psychiatry
Jennifer Martinson, Hsin-Yi Jean Tang
PURPOSE: This study explores how family nurse practitioners (FNPs) in the state of Washington view adulthood attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and how these views affect the pharmacotherapy FNPs employ. DATA SOURCES: A confidential survey containing 30 questions was mailed to self-selected FNPs who practice in the state of Washington (N= 126). Descriptive and Kendall's rank correlations coefficient statistical methods were used for data analysis...
August 2010: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
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