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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223006/the-temple-star-transitional-model-of-care-for-epilepsy-the-outcome-of-a-quality-improvement-project
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Suzanne L Crowley, Susan Byrne, Sandra McNulty, Kim Keating, Therese Nestor, Yvonne Owen, Declan O'Rourke, Bryan Lynch, Amre Shahwan, Mary D King
OBJECTIVE: The aim and objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and views of parents on transitional and adolescent care in young adults with epilepsy, and to develop a transitional and adolescent program for epilepsy. METHODS: Data were collected from questionnaires completed by parents during focus groups exploring transitional care and inherent issues for young adults, aged 12-18years, with epilepsy. The questionnaire assessed the current knowledge and views of parents of children with epilepsy on transitional care, and following a presentation on "Transition in Epilepsy" (including themes such as self-advocacy, independent healthcare behavior, sexual health, psychosocial support, educational and vocational planning, health and lifestyle issues) assessed feedback on the proposed model of care in transitional and adolescent care...
December 6, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222704/healthcare-system-barriers-to-long-term-follow-up-for-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer-in-british-columbia-canada-a-qualitative-study
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A Fuchsia Howard, Arminee Kazanjian, Sheila Pritchard, Rob Olson, Haroon Hasan, Kelly Newton, Karen Goddard
PURPOSE: Risk-stratified life-long follow-up care is recommended for adult childhood cancer survivors (CCS) to ensure appropriate prevention, screening, and management of late effects. The identification of barriers to long-term follow-up (LTFU), particularly in varying healthcare service contexts, is essential to develop and refine services that are responsive to survivor needs. We aimed to explore CCS and healthcare professionals (HCP) perspectives of healthcare system factors that function as barriers to LTFU in British Columbia, Canada...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222670/venetoclax-for-treating-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Hema Mistry, Chidozie Nduka, Martin Connock, Jill Colquitt, Theodoros Mantopoulos, Emma Loveman, Renata Walewska, James Mason
Venetoclax is licensed to treat relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). As part of the Single Technology Appraisal (STA) ID944, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited AbbVie, the manufacturer, to submit evidence on the use of venetoclax, within its licensed indication. The Evidence Review Group (ERG), Warwick Evidence, was asked to provide an independent and critical review of the submitted evidence. Evidence came from three single-arm trials in CLL patients with or without 17p deletion [del(17p])/TP53 chromosomal abnormalities...
December 8, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222301/optimizing-the-care-model-for-an-uncomplicated-acute-pain-episode-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Paul Telfer, Banu Kaya
The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and natural history of acute pain in sickle cell disease are unique and require a disease-centered approach that also applies general principles of acute and chronic pain management. The majority of acute pain episodes are managed at home without the need to access health care. The long-term consequences of poorly treated acute pain include chronic pain, adverse effects of chronic opioid usage, psychological maladjustment, poor quality of life, and excessive health care utilization...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221515/socioeconomic-disparities-in-the-prevalence-of-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-ghanaian-women
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Jeffrey Boakye, Danielle Mensah, Swati Sakhuja, Pauline E Jolly, Tomi Akinyemiju
BACKGROUND: Recent trends toward urbanization in developing countries like Ghana, coupled with nutritional transition and aging populations, have led to a rapid increase in the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between socioeconomic status and cardiometabolic risk factors among women in Ghana. METHODS: Data for this analysis were obtained from Wave 1 of the Ghana Study of Global Aging and Health, conducted in 2007, and included women 18 years and older...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220199/risk-factors-for-gaps-in-care-during-transfer-from-pediatric-to-adult-cystic-fibrosis-programs-in-the-united-states
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Gregory S Sawicki, Joshua Ostrenga, Kristofer Petren, Aliza K Fink, Emma D'Agostino, Camila Strassle, Michael S Schechter, Margaret Rosenfeld
RATIONALE: With improved survival into adulthood, the number of dedicated adult cystic fibrosis (CF) care programs has expanded in the US over the past decade. Transfer from pediatric to adult CF programs represents a potential time for lapses in recommended healthcare. OBJECTIVES: To describe variability in transfer between pediatric and adult CF care programs and to identify factors associated with prolonged gaps in care. METHODS: Using the US CF Foundation Patient Registry (CFFPR), we identified individuals with CF who transferred care from a pediatric to adult CF care program during 2007-2013...
December 8, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218666/transition-from-laparoscopic-to-retroperitoneoscopic-approach-for-live-donor-nephrectomy
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Zi Qin Ng, Gabrielle Musk, Alethea Rea, Bulang He
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has become the standard of care due to multiple benefits. Currently, there are various techniques employed with two different approaches: transperitoneal (TLDN) or retroperitoneoscopic (RLDN) approach. There is a lack of data to determine which technique is superior, although the RLDN offers an anatomical advantage by avoidance of manipulation of the intraperitoneal organs. The aims of this study were to explore the merits of RLDN to TLDN and assess the learning curve of transition from TLDN to RLDN...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218384/is-it-possible-to-give-a-single-definition-of-the-rectosigmoid-junction
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Damien Massalou, David Moszkowicz, Daniela Mariage, Patrick Baqué, Olivier Camuzard, Nicolas Bronsard
AIM: The rectosigmoid junction is the limit separating the sigmoid colon and rectum. This transition zone has different definitions. We want to highlight different landmarks of the rectosigmoid junction (RSJ), to help the clinicians to adopt a consensual definition. METHOD: We reviewed anatomical, endoscopic, physiological and surgical points of view concerning the rectosigmoid junction (RSJ). RESULTS: The rectosigmoid junction has a different definition depending on who is studying it...
December 7, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218067/perceived-age-and-life-style-the-specific-contributions-of-seven-factors-involved-in-health-and-beauty
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Victor Gabriel Clatici, Daniel Racoceanu, Claude Dalle, Cristiana Voicu, Lucia Tomas-Aragones, Servando E Marron, Uwe Wollina, Simona Fica
OBJECTIVES: The skin is a dynamic, visible organ, showing the most obvious signs of aging. The mechanisms of extrinsic aging, most of them presented in this paper, are currently well known and also the only ones that can be counteracted. Therefore, the transition of this knowledge in the general population is of the most importance, in order to introduce healthy aging strategies, to prevent the development of chronic or malignant diseases and psychological burden related to old age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A thorough review of the literature has been performed in order to identify the main factors involved in skin health and aging...
September 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217153/patterns-of-transition-experience-for-parents-going-home-from-hospital-with-their-infant-after-first-stage-surgery-for-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Kerry L Gaskin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore parents' experiences of one specific timepoint in their infant's journey: the transition from hospital to home, following the first stage of their infant's cardiac surgery for complex congenital heart disease. DESIGN AND METHODS: A prospective longitudinal mixed methods study, underpinned with Middle Range Transition Theory (Meleis, Sawyer, Im, Hilfinger Messias, & Schumacher, 2000). Face to face and telephone interviews were conducted and self-report forms completed by parents at four-time points: before discharge (T0), 2weeks after discharge (T1), 8weeks after discharge (T2) and after stage two surgery (T3)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216836/key-stakeholders-experiences-of-respite-services-for-people-with-dementia-and-their-perspectives-on-respite-service-development-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Emma O' Shea, Suzanne Timmons, Eamon O' Shea, Siobhan Fox, Kate Irving
BACKGROUND: Respite services provide a break in the caregiving relationship for people with dementia and their carers, however they are often under-used and service acceptability can be low. This study aims to understand key stakeholders' experiences of respite services for people with dementia, with a view to informing respite service development. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted of the Pubmed/MedLine, Embase, Cinahl, PsychInfo, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane databases (1980-2016, English) with fixed search terms relating to 'respite' and 'dementia', following PRISMA guidelines...
December 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216790/dual-therapy-appears-superior-to-monotherapy-for-low-income-individuals-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Elizabeth M Vaughan, Craig A Johnston, David J Hyman, Daphne C Hernandez, Vagish Hemmige, John P Foreyt
BACKGROUND: There are variable recommendations regarding initiating monotherapy or dual therapy in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D). Clear initial strategies are of particular importance in underserved settings where access to care and financial burdens are significant barriers. OBJECTIVES: To provide descriptive data of metabolic outcomes to therapy regimens for low-income individuals with newly diagnosed T2D placed on oral hypoglycemic agents (OAs)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216302/resource-utilization-in-lung-cancer-diagnostic-procedures-current-use-and-budget-consequences
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Sander Brinkhof, Harry J M Groen, Sabine S Siesling, Maarten J IJzerman
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study is to determine the current use of lung cancer diagnostic procedures in two large hospitals in the Netherlands, to explore deviations in guideline adherence between the hospitals, and to estimate the budget impact of the diagnostic work-up as well as the over- and underutilization. MATERIALS & METHODS: A state transition model for the diagnostic pathway for lung cancer patients was developed using existing clinical practice guidelines (CPG) combined with a systematic literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215206/once-frail-always-frail-frailty-transitions-in-home-care-users-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
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Lynn Martin, Katherine McKenzie, Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz
AIM: Frailty is understood as a dynamic non-linear process, and used to indicate age-related decline. Recent work has shown that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience higher rates of frailty at much earlier ages than the general population. The present study describes transitions in frailty status (i.e. non-frail, pre-frail, frail) over 1 year, and explores the association between baseline frailty status and worsening/death over time. METHODS: Results are based on secondary analysis of 2893 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving community-based home care services in Ontario (Canada)...
December 7, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214596/preparing-for-the-future-of-rare-diseases
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Stephen C Groft, Manuel Posada de la Paz
Members of the rare disease community have devoted significant financial and personnel resources to address the numerous issues surrounding rare diseases. The past has been devoted to developing an emphasis on rare diseases including an emphasis on research studies or locating information on rare diseases and the requirements and limitations of conducting clinical trials with small patient populations. The expanded role of patient advocacy organizations and patient engagement in all aspects of clinical research continues to gain acceptance within the research community...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213344/psychotherapy-for-major-depressive-disorder-and-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-health-technology-assessment
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Background: Major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder are among the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses in Canada; both are associated with a high societal and economic burden. Treatment for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder consists of pharmacological and psychological interventions. Three commonly used psychological interventions are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and supportive therapy. The objectives of this report were to assess the effectiveness and safety of these types of therapy for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder and/or generalized anxiety disorder, to assess the cost-effectiveness of structured psychotherapy (CBT or interpersonal therapy), to calculate the budget impact of publicly funding structured psychotherapy, and to gain a greater understanding of the experiences of people with major depressive disorder and/or generalized anxiety disorder...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213164/towards-safe-and-effective-transition-from-adolescence-to-adult-care
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REVIEW
Amani Mohammed, Montasser Nadeem, Taha Yousif
Transitional care is an important step in patients' care. This article aims to give some guidance towards a safe and smooth transition from adolescence to adult care. It highlights the definition, elements, steps, effects and benefits of an effective transition system.
2017: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213159/nexus-between-demographic-change-and-elderly-care-need-in-the-gulf-cooperation-council-gcc-countries-some-policy-implications
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Hafiz T A Khan, Shereen Hussein, John Deane
Population ageing is a phenomenon affecting the whole world. The countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are no exception but transitions in population ageing are still in the early stages of the process. With current demographic dividends experienced by the GCC and the rest of the Middle-East, the pace of population ageing will be faster than that experienced by many European countries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the population ageing experience of different GCC countries while situating this within a context of social policies that still at the very early stages of acknowledging such change...
2017: Ageing International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212568/decomposing-environmental-unpredictability-in-forecasting-adolescent-and-young-adult-development-a-two-sample-study
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Sarah Hartman, Sooyeon Sung, Jeffry A Simpson, Gabriel L Schlomer, Jay Belsky
To illuminate which features of an unpredictable environment early in life best forecast adolescent and adult functioning, data from two longitudinal studies were examined. After decomposing a composite unpredictability construct found to predict later development, results of both studies revealed that paternal transitions predicted outcomes more consistently and strongly than did residential or occupational changes across the first 5 years of a child's life. These results derive from analyses of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, which included diverse families from 10 different sites in the United States, and from the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation, whose participants came from one site, were disproportionately economically disadvantaged, and were enrolled 15 years earlier than the NICHD Study sample...
December 7, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211091/gold-nanoparticle-based-colorimetric-biosensors
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REVIEW
H Aldewachi, T Chalati, M N Woodroofe, N Bricklebank, B Sharrack, P Gardiner
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) provide excellent platforms for the development of colorimetric biosensors as they can be easily functionalised, displaying different colours depending on their size, shape and state of aggregation. In the last decade, a variety of biosensors have been developed to exploit the extent of colour changes as nano-particles (NPs) either aggregate or disperse, in the presence of analytes. Of critical importance to the design of these methods is that the behaviour of the systems has to be reproducible and predictable...
December 6, 2017: Nanoscale
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