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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710220/let-s-talk-about-children-evaluation-ltce-study-in-northern-finland-a-multiple-group-ecological-study-of-children-s-health-promotion-activities-with-a-municipal-and-time-trend-design
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Veikko Kujala, Jaana Jokinen, Hanna Ebeling, Anneli Pohjola
INTRODUCTION: Making change towards child and family-based and coordinated services is critical to improve quality, outcomes and value. The Let's Talk about Children (LTC) approach, which consists of brief psychoeducational discussions with parents of kindergarten-aged and school-aged children, has been launched as a municipality-specific programme in the Council of Oulu Region. The aim of this paper is to present a protocol of an ecological study evaluating the group-specific effects of an intervention about LTC activities in a geographically defined population...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663023/epidemiological-trends-and-direct-costs-of-diabetes-in-a-northern-italy-area-2012-health-administrative-records-analysis-lht-n-20-verona
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J Demurtas, N Alba, G Rigon, M V Nesoti, C Bovo, A Vaona
OBJECTIVE: This analysis estimates type 1 and type 2 diabetes direct costs in 2012, in terms of hospital care, outpatient visits, diagnostics and medications, in a local healthcare trust in Northern Italy (ULSS n.20 Verona). METHODS: The Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Group (ACG(®)) System was used to analyze data, including hospital discharges, emergency room admissions, medical encounter records, disease registries, copayment exemptions, home care services, psychiatric services, rehabilitation services, and medications...
June 26, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644939/an-economic-analysis-of-mac-versus-walant-a-trigger-finger-release-surgery-case-study
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Jason L Codding, Suneel B Bhat, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: There has been recent interest in wide awake hand surgery, also referred to as "wide awake local anesthesia with no tourniquet" (WALANT) surgery. Using a model of single trigger finger release (TFR) surgery, a hypothesis was made that WALANT would result in decreased hospital time and cost than patients receiving sedation with monitored anesthetic care (MAC). METHODS: Consecutive cases of single TFR surgery with MAC were compared with WALANT. All surgeries were performed in the same manner, at the same facility, and by the same surgeon...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627832/molecular-epidemiological-traits-of-group-a-rotaviruses-in-japanese-children-during-transitional-period-of-rotavirus-vaccine-implementation-2011-2014
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Sayaka Takanashi, Aksara Thongprachum, Shoko Okitsu, Shuichi Nishimura, Masaaki Kobayashi, Hideaki Kikuta, Atsuko Yamamoto, Kumiko Sugita, Tsuneyoshi Baba, Satoshi Hayakawa, Masashi Mizuguchi, Hiroshi Ushijima
BACKGROUND: Group A rotavirus (RVA) vaccines have been introduced in Japan since 2011. To investigate the molecular epidemiological traits of RVA during the transitional period of rotavirus vaccine implementation in Japan, this study was undertaken by following up three-decade long surveillance conducted in the same regions. METHODS: RVA were screened and genotyped by RT-PCR from diarrheal samples collected from non-hospitalized patients in six localities (Hokkaido, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Osaka, Kyoto, and Saga) during 2011 - 2014...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533252/national-trends-in-prescription-drug-expenditures-and-projections-for-2017
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Glen T Schumock, Edward C Li, Michelle D Wiest, Katie J Suda, JoAnn Stubbings, Linda M Matusiak, Robert J Hunkler, Lee C Vermeulen
PURPOSE: Historical trends and factors likely to influence future pharmaceutical expenditures are discussed, and projections are made for drug spending in 2017 in nonfederal hospitals, clinics, and overall (all sectors). METHODS: Drug expenditure data through calendar year 2016 were obtained from the QuintilesIMS National Sales Perspectives database and analyzed. Other factors that may influence drug spending in hospitals and clinics in 2017, including new drug approvals and patent expirations, were also reviewed...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488238/trans-oral-miniature-x-ray-radiation-delivery-system-with-endoscopic-optical-feedback
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Axel Boese, Fredrick Johnson, Till Ebert, Ali Mahmoud-Pashazadeh, Christoph Arens, Michael Friebe
PURPOSE: Surgery, chemo- and/or external radiation therapy are the standard therapy options for the treatment of laryngeal cancer. Trans-oral access for the surgery reduces traumata and hospitalization time. A new trend in treatment is organ-preserving surgery. To avoid regrowth of cancer, this type of surgery can be combined with radiation therapy. Since external radiation includes healthy tissue surrounding the cancerous zone, a local and direct intraoral radiation delivery would be beneficial...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486949/a-decade-of-adverse-drug-events-in-portuguese-hospitals-space-time-clustering-and-spatial-variation-in-temporal-trends
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Gianina Scripcaru, Ceu Mateus, Carla Nunes
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to identify the distribution by municipalities of adverse drug events (ADE) in Portugal, including adverse drug reactions (ADR) and accidental poisoning by drugs (AP), on municipality/years ADE rate clustering. Also we identify areas with different trends in time. METHODS: We used a national dataset of public hospital discharges in Continental Portugal from 2004 to 2013. Events were identified based on codes: from E930 to E949...
May 10, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454567/patterns-and-predictors-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-staphylococcus-spp-from-canine-clinical-cases-presented-at-a-veterinary-academic-hospital-in-south-africa
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Daniel N Qekwana, James W Oguttu, Fortune Sithole, Agricola Odoi
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance in staphylococci, often associated with treatment failure, is increasingly reported in veterinary medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate patterns and predictors of antimicrobial resistance among Staphylococcus spp. isolates from canine samples submitted to the bacteriology laboratory at the University of Pretoria academic veterinary hospital between 2007 and 2012. Retrospective data of 334 Staphylococcus isolates were used to calculate the proportion of samples resistant to 15 antimicrobial agents...
April 28, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
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REVIEW
Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028547/recent-outbreaks-of-shigellosis-in-california-caused-by-two-distinct-populations-of-shigella-sonnei-with-either-increased-virulence-or-fluoroquinolone-resistance
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Varvara K Kozyreva, Guillaume Jospin, Alexander L Greninger, James P Watt, Jonathan A Eisen, Vishnu Chaturvedi
Shigella sonnei has caused unusually large outbreaks of shigellosis in California in 2014 and 2015. Preliminary data indicated the involvement of two distinct bacterial populations, one from San Diego and San Joaquin (SDi/SJo) and one from the San Francisco (SFr) Bay area. Whole-genome analysis and antibiotic susceptibility testing of 68 outbreak and archival isolates of S. sonnei were performed to investigate the microbiological factors related to these outbreaks. Both SDi/SJo and SFr populations, as well as almost all of the archival S...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025066/executive-summary-trends-in-u-s-cardiovascular-care-2016-report-from-4-acc-national-cardiovascular-data-registries
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Frederick A Masoudi, Angelo Ponirakis, James A de Lemos, James G Jollis, Mark Kremers, John C Messenger, John W M Moore, Issam Moussa, William J Oetgen, Paul D Varosy, Robert N Vincent, Jessica Wei, Jeptha P Curtis, Matthew T Roe, John A Spertus
The National Cardiovascular Data Registries (NCDR) of the American College of Cardiology consists of ten national programs designed to measure quality of care for high impact cardiovascular conditions and procedures. The NCDR provides feedback with benchmarking of a broad range of quality metrics to participants; supports quality improvement interventions at the local and national level; and serves as the basis for cardiovascular health services and epidemiology research that informs contemporary clinical care...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916591/heart-failure-hospitalisations-in-the-hunter-new-england-area-over-10-years-a-changing-trend
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Mohammed S Al-Omary, Allan J Davies, Arshad A Khan, Michael McGee, Bruce Bastian, James Leitch, John Attia, Peter J Fletcher, Andrew J Boyle
BACKGROUND: Heart failure carries a major burden on our health system, mainly related to the high rate of hospital admission. An understanding of the recent trends in heart failure hospitalisation is essential to the future allocation of health resources. Our aim is to analyse the temporal trends in heart failure hospitalisation. METHODS: We extracted all separations in the Hunter New England Local Health District between 2005-2014 (n=40,119) with an ICD 10 code for heart failure (I-50) in the first four diagnoses on discharge...
November 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834178/the-danish-national-database-for-asthma-establishing-clinical-quality-indicators
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REVIEW
Susanne Hansen, Benjamin Hoffmann-Petersen, Asger Sverrild, Elvira V Bräuner, Jesper Lykkegaard, Uffe Bodtger, Lone Agertoft, Lene Korshøj, Vibeke Backer
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide affecting more than 300 million people. Symptoms are often non-specific and include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma may be highly variable within the same individual over time. Although asthma results in death only in extreme cases, the disease is associated with significant morbidity, reduced quality of life, increased absenteeism, and large costs for society. Asthma can be diagnosed based on report of characteristic symptoms and/or the use of several different diagnostic tests...
2016: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603397/modification-of-the-association-between-smoking-status-and-severity-of-coronary-stenosis-by-vitamin-d-in-patients-suspected-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Kuibao Li, Xiyan Yang, Lefeng Wang, Mulei Chen, Wenshu Zhao, Li Xu, Xinchun Yang
Given both smoking and vitamin D are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) via inflammation and smoking may interfere with the local antiinflammatory effects of vitamin D. We hypothesized that the relationship between smoking and severity of CHD may be modified by vitamin D.A cross-sectional study was conducted. 25-OH vitamin D values were determined in 348 consecutive patients (mean age 62.4 ± 10.5 years; 56.3% male) undergoing coronary angiography at the Heart Center of Chaoyang Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University between the period of September 2014 and May 2015...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27170624/national-trends-in-prescription-drug-expenditures-and-projections-for-2016
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REVIEW
Glen T Schumock, Edward C Li, Katie J Suda, Michelle D Wiest, JoAnn Stubbings, Linda M Matusiak, Robert J Hunkler, Lee C Vermeulen
PURPOSE: Historical trends and factors likely to influence future pharmaceutical expenditures are discussed, and projections are made for drug spending in 2016 in nonfederal hospitals, clinics, and overall (all sectors). METHODS: Drug expenditure data through calendar year 2015 were obtained from the IMS Health National Sales Perspectives database and analyzed. Other factors that may influence drug spending in hospitals and clinics in 2016, including new drug approvals and patent expirations, were also reviewed...
July 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27071315/corporate-and-hospital-profiteering-in-emergency-medicine-problems-of-the-past-present-and-future
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Robert W Derlet, Robert M McNamara, Scott H Plantz, Matthew K Organ, John R Richards
BACKGROUND: Health care delivery in the United States has evolved in many ways over the past century, including the development of the specialty of Emergency Medicine (EM). With the creation of this specialty, many positive changes have occurred within hospital emergency departments (EDs) to improve access and quality of care of the nation's de facto "safety net." The specialty of EM has been further defined and held to high standards with regard to board certification, sub-specialization, maintenance of skills, and research...
June 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26945846/the-association-of-melioidosis-with-climatic-factors-in-darwin-australia-a-23-year-time-series-analysis
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Mirjam Kaestli, Eric P M Grist, Linda Ward, Audrey Hill, Mark Mayo, Bart J Currie
OBJECTIVES: Melioidosis is an often fatal disease in humans and animals and endemic in Southeast Asia and northern Australia. It is caused by the environmental bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. We analysed weather and climate factors preceding new melioidosis cases in Darwin and compared the time between weather event and admission to hospital for severe and average wet season rainfall. METHODS: In a time-series analysis from 1990 to 2013 we applied a boosted regression tree and a negative binomial model to investigate the association between melioidosis cases and weather events...
June 2016: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26921289/responding-to-acute-care-needs-of-patients-with-cancer-recent-trends-across-continents
#18
REVIEW
Alison Young, Ernie Marshall, Monika Krzyzanowska, Bridget Robinson, Sean Brown, Fiona Collinson, Jennifer Seligmann, Afroze Abbas, Adrian Rees, Daniel Swinson, Helen Neville-Webbe, Peter Selby
Remarkable progress has been made over the past decade in cancer medicine. Personalized medicine, driven by biomarker predictive factors, novel biotherapy, novel imaging, and molecular targeted therapeutics, has improved outcomes. Cancer is becoming a chronic disease rather than a fatal disease for many patients. However, despite this progress, there is much work to do if patients are to receive continuous high-quality care in the appropriate place, at the appropriate time, and with the right specialized expert oversight...
March 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26836803/the-road-to-success-long-term-prognosis-for-persons-living-with-hiv-in-denmark-time-trends-and-risk-factors
#19
REVIEW
Nicolai Lohse
The work on this thesis began in 2003 when the global HIV epidemic was out of control. A minority of persons with HIV were benefitting fully from the recently introduced highly efficacious antiretroviral therapy (ART) combinations. Among the global challenges were lack of access to good healthcare, drug toxicity, and emergence of drug-resistant virus. It was unknown how long the drugs could maintain their efficacy in the individual even if administered as intended, and there was a fear that the increased drug pressure would increase the prevalence of drug resistance, subsequently leading to transmission of resistant virus from one individual to another, and thereby waning the treatment options available...
February 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26586158/primary-breast-sarcoma-a-retrospective-study-over-35-years-from-a-single-institution
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Maibritt Holm, Ninna Aggerholm-Pedersen, Marco Mele, Peter Jørgensen, Steen Baerentzen, Akmal Safwat
AIM: The aim of this study was to contribute to the collected knowledge of prognostic factors in primary breast sarcomas (PBS) to the benefit of possible future prospective studies and therapeutic guidelines. METHOD: All patients with pathologically verified PBS in the period of 1979-2014 were extracted from a hospital-based database at Aarhus University Hospital. All records were reviewed for patient and tumor characteristics. Primary endpoints were overall survival, disease-free survival (DFS) and disease-specific survival (DSS)...
May 2016: Acta Oncologica
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