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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775639/surgical-management-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-attributed-to-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-aua-guideline
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Harris E Foster, Michael J Barry, Philipp Dahm, Manhar C Gandhi, Steven A Kaplan, Tobias S Kohler, Lori B Lerner, Deborah J Lightner, J Kellogg Parsons, Claus G Roehrborn, Charles Welliver, Timothy J Wilt, Kevin T McVary
Purpose; Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is common in men and can have negative effects on quality of life (QOL). It is the hope that this Guideline becomes a reference on the effective evidence-based surgical management of LUTS/BPH. MATERIALS/METHODS: The evidence team searched Ovid MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) database to identify studies indexed between January 2007 and September 2017...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768610/factors-associated-with-the-utilization-of-dental-health-services-by-the-pediatric-population-an-integrative-review
#2
Davi Silva Carvalho Curi, Andreia Cristina Leal Figueiredo, Silvia Regina Jamelli
This integrative literature review aimed to analyze studies about factors associated with the utilization of dental health services by the pediatric population between zero and 15 years old, published between 2006 and 2016 and available in Portuguese, English or Spanish. A survey of articles in the Lilacs and Medline databases was carried out, using the search strategy: ("dental care/utilization" OR "dental health services/utilization") AND ("child" OR "child, preschool") AND NOT adult...
May 2018: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763657/a-mhealth-based-care-model-for-improving-hypertension-control-in-stroke-survivors-pilot-rct
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Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Sarah Westberg, Carin Northuis, Candace C Fuller, Farah Ikramuddin, Mustapha Ezzeddine, Julie Scherber, Stuart Speedie
PURPOSE: Hypertension (HTN) is significantly under-treated in stroke survivors. We examined usability and efficacy of a mHealth -based care model for improving post-stroke HTN control (Funding: AHRQ R21HS021794). METHODS: We used a RCT design. Planned study duration was 90 days. Intervention arm (IA) participants measured their BP daily using a smart phone and wireless BP monitor. This was transmitted automatically to the study database. Investigators (Physician + PharmD) made bi-weekly medication adjustments to achieve the BP goal...
May 12, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750955/the-comparing-options-for-management-patient-centered-results-for-uterine-fibroids-compare-uf-registry-rationale-and-design
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Elizabeth A Stewart, Barbara L Lytle, Laine Thomas, Ganesa R Wegienka, Vanessa Jacoby, Michael P Diamond, Wanda K Nicholson, Raymond M Anchan, Sateria Venable, Kedra Wallace, Erica E Marsh, George L Maxwell, Bijan J Borah, William H Catherino, Evan R Myers
OBJECTIVE: To design and establish a uterine fibroid (UF) registry based in the United States (US) to provide comparative effectiveness data regarding UF treatment. STUDY DESIGN: We report here the design and initial recruitment for the Comparing Options for Management: Patient-centered Results for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF) registry (Clinicaltrials.gov, NCT02260752), funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with the-Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)...
May 8, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745358/assessing-a-national-collaborative-program-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-veterans-health-administration-nursing-home-cohort
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Sarah L Krein, M Todd Greene, Beth King, Deborah Welsh, Karen E Fowler, Barbara W Trautner, David Ratz, Sanjay Saint, Gary Roselle, Marla Clifton, Stephen M Kralovic, Tina Martin, Lona Mody
OBJECTIVECollaborative programs have helped reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in community-based nursing homes. We assessed whether collaborative participation produced similar benefits among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nursing homes, which are part of an integrated system.SETTINGThis study included 63 VHA nursing homes enrolled in the "AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care," which focused on practices to reduce CAUTI.METHODSChanges in CAUTI rates, catheter utilization, and urine culture orders were assessed from June 2015 through May 2016...
May 10, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742717/preventable-hospitalizations-barriers-to-care-and-disability
#6
Liliana E Pezzin, Hillary R Bogner, Jibby E Kurichi, Pui L Kwong, Joel E Streim, Dawei Xie, Ling Na, Sean Hennessy
The AHRQ's Prevention Quality Indicators assume inpatient hospitalizations for certain conditions, referred as ambulatory-care sensitive (ACS) conditions, are potentially preventable and may indicate reduced access to and a lower quality of ambulatory care. Using a cohort drawn from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) linked to Medicare claims, we examined the extent to which barriers to healthcare are associated with ACS hospitalizations and related costs, and whether these associations differ by beneficiaries' disability status...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740786/rapid-evidence-review-of-mobile-applications-for-self-management-of-diabetes
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Stephanie Veazie, Kara Winchell, Jennifer Gilbert, Robin Paynter, Ilya Ivlev, Karen B Eden, Kerri Nussbaum, Nicole Weiskopf, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Mark Helfand
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes lack information on which commercially available applications (apps) improve diabetes-related outcomes. We conducted a rapid evidence review to examine features, clinical efficacy, and usability of apps for self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults. METHODS: Ovid/Medline and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched for systematic reviews and technology assessments. Reference lists of relevant systematic reviews were examined for primary studies...
May 8, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730203/impact-of-host-factors-on-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-outcomes-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Giovanni Cacciamani, Tania S Gill, Luis Medina, Akbar Ashrafi, Matthew Winter, Renè Sotelo, Walter Artibani, Inderbir Gill
PURPOSE: Host factors (tumor size/complexity, patient comorbidities) impact outcomes of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN). We report a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis to critically evaluate impact of host factors on operative, peri-operative, functional, oncological and survival outcomes of RPN. MATERIALS & METHODS: All full-text English-language publications on RPN comparing host factors were evaluated. We followed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) guidelines to evaluate Pubmed®, Scopus® and Web of Science® (01/01/2000-31/06/2017)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698283/ahrq-resources-for-preventing-falls-in-hospitals
#9
Tracy A Ortelli
A toolkit and a training curriculum can facilitate change.
May 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682132/creating-a-foundation-for-implementing-an-electronic-health-records-ehr-integrated-social-knowledge-networking-skn-system-on-medication-reconciliation
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P Rangachari, K C Dellsperger, D Fallaw, I Davis, M Sumner, W Ray, S Fiedler, T Nguyen, R Rethemeyer
Background: In fall 2016, Augusta University received a two-year grant from AHRQ, to implement a Social Knowledge Networking (SKN) system for enabling its health system, AU-Health, to progress from "limited use" of EHR Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) Technology, to "meaningful use." Phase 1 sought to identify a comprehensive set of issues related to EHR MedRec encountered by practitioners at AU-Health. These efforts helped develop a Reporting Tool , which, along with a Discussion Tool , was incorporated into the AU-Health EHR, at the end of Phase 1...
April 2018: Journal of Hospital Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664482/my-hypertension-education-and-reaching-target-myheart-development-and-dissemination-of-a-patient-centered-website-for-young-adults-with-hypertension
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Heather M Johnson, Jamie N LaMantia, Colleen M Brown, Ryan C Warner, Laura M Zeller, Ryan C Haggart, Keven Stonewall, Diane R Lauver
Background: Young adults (18 to 39 years old) with hypertension have the lowest rates of blood pressure control (defined as blood pressure less than 140/90 mmHg) compared to other adult age groups. Approximately 1 in 15 young adults have high blood pressure, increasing their risk of future heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and/or chronic kidney disease. Many young adults reported having few resources to address their needs for health education on managing cardiovascular risk...
July 2017: JMIR cardio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658295/an-assessment-of-the-impact-of-just-culture-on-quality-and-safety-in-us-hospitals
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Marc T Edwards
In pursuit of high reliability, numerous organizations have promoted Just Culture, but its impact has never been assessed. This report combines data from a longitudinal survey-based study of clinical peer review practices in a cohort of 457 acute care hospitals with 43 measures from the Hospital Compare database and interprets them in relation to the long-term trends of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) data on the Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture. In all, 211 of 270 respondents (79%) indicated that their hospital has adopted Just Culture...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601378/is-anesthesia-technique-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-mortality-or-complications-within-90-days-of-surgery-for-geriatric-patients-with-hip-fractures
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Vimal Desai, Priscilla H Chan, Heather A Prentice, Gary L Zohman, Glenn R Diekmann, Gregory B Maletis, Brian H Fasig, Diana Diaz, Elena Chung, Chunyuan Qiu
BACKGROUND: Postoperative mortality and complications after geriatric hip fracture surgery remain high despite efforts to improve perioperative care for these patients. One factor of particular interest is anesthetic technique, but prior studies on this are limited by sample selection, competing risks, and incomplete followup. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Among older patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture, does 90-day mortality differ depending on the type of anesthesia received? (2) Do 90-day emergency department returns and hospital readmissions differ based on anesthetic technique after geriatric hip fracture repairs? (3) Do 90-day Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) outcomes differ according to anesthetic techniques used during hip fracture surgery? METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on geriatric patients (65 years or older) with hip fractures between 2009 and 2014 using the Kaiser Permanente Hip Fracture Registry...
March 28, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580709/impact-of-surgical-factors-on-robotic-partial-nephrectomy-outcomes-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Giovanni E Cacciamani, Luis G Medina, Tania Gill, Andre Abreu, Renè Sotelo, Walter Artibani, Inderbir S Gill
PURPOSE: Utilization of robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) has increased significantly. We report a literature-wide systematic review and cumulative meta-analysis to critically evaluate the impact of surgical factors on the operative, peri-operative, functional, oncological and survival outcomes of RPN. MATERIALS & METHODS: All English-language publications on RPN comparing various surgical approaches were evaluated. We followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) guidelines to evaluate Pubmed®, Scopus® and Web of Science® databases (01/01/2000-10/31/2016, updated 06/2017)...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536924/challenges-and-opportunities-from-the-agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality-ahrq-research-summit-on-improving-diagnosis-a-proceedings-review
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REVIEW
Kerm Henriksen, Chris Dymek, Michael I Harrison, P Jeffrey Brady, Sharon B Arnold
BACKGROUND: The Improving Diagnosis in Health Care report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) provided an opportunity for many groups to reflect on the role they could play in taking actions to improve diagnostic safety. As part of its own process, AHRQ held a research summit in the fall of 2016, inviting members from a diverse collection of organizations, both inside and outside of Government, to share their suggestions regarding what is known about diagnosis and the challenges that need to be addressed...
June 27, 2017: Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534339/update-on-the-health-services-research-doctoral-core-competencies
#16
James F Burgess, Nir Menachemi, Matthew L Maciejewski
OBJECTIVE: To present revised core competencies for doctoral programs in health services research (HSR), modalities to deliver these competencies, and suggested methods for assessing mastery of these competencies. DATA SOURCES AND DATA COLLECTION: Core competencies were originally developed in 2005, updated (but unpublished) in 2008, modestly updated for a 2016 HSR workforce conference, and revised based on feedback from attendees. Additional feedback was obtained from doctoral program directors, employer/workforce experts and attendees of presentation on these competencies at the AcademyHealth's June 2017 Annual Research Meeting...
March 13, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526624/an-expanded-prevention-quality-diabetes-composite-quantifying-the-burden-of-preventable-hospitalizations-for-older-adults-with-diabetes
#17
Chin-Lin Tseng, Orysya Soroka, Leonard M Pogach
AIM: To expand the existing United States Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) Diabetes composite (AHRQ-DC) to include additional preventable hospitalizations specific or relevant to diabetes. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of 834,696 veteran patients with diabetes aged ≥65 years in 2012. An Expanded Diabetes Composite (Expanded-DC) was developed utilizing: (1) the diabetes-specific category: the AHRQ-DC (short-term and long-term complications, uncontrolled diabetes, lower extremity amputations) and two proposed conditions: hypoglycemia and lower extremity ulcers/inflammation/infections (LEU) and (2) the diabetes-relevant category: the AHRQ-Acute Composite (dehydration, pneumonia, urinary tract infections) and one proposed condition, acute kidney injury (AKI)...
May 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485947/differences-in-medicaid-antipsychotic-medication-measures-among-children-with-ssi-foster-care-and-income-based-aid
#18
Emily Leckman-Westin, Molly Finnerty, Sarah Hudson Scholle, Riti Pritam, Deborah Layman, Edith Kealey, Sepheen Byron, Emily Morden, Scott Bilder, Sheree Neese-Todd, Sarah Horwitz, Kimberly Hoagwood, Stephen Crystal
BACKGROUND: Concerns about antipsychotic prescribing for children, particularly those enrolled in Medicaid and with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), continue despite recent calls for selective use within established guidelines. OBJECTIVES: To (a) examine the application of 6 quality measures for antipsychotic medication prescribing in children and adolescents receiving Medicaid and (b) understand distinctive patterns across eligibility categories in order to inform ongoing quality management efforts to support judicious antipsychotic use...
March 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468091/surgical-technical-evidence-review-for-elective-total-joint-replacement-conducted-for-the-ahrq-safety-program-for-improving-surgical-care-and-recovery
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REVIEW
Christopher P Childers, Anaar E Siletz, Emily S Singer, Claire Faltermeier, Q Lina Hu, Clifford Y Ko, Gregory J Golladay, Stephen L Kates, Elizabeth C Wick, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons
Background: Use of enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) can improve patient outcomes, yet national implementation of these pathways remains low. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; funder), the American College of Surgeons, and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patent Safety and Quality have developed the Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery-a national effort to catalyze implementation of practices to improve perioperative care and enhance recovery of surgical patients...
2018: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459846/vestibular-dysfunctions-in-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Huiqian Yu, Huawei Li
Background: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) not only involves cochlear function but might also be accompanied by vestibular disturbances. The assessment of vestibular function could be of great relevance in SSHL. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of vestibulocochlear lesions in SSHL and the correlation of specific vestibular organs with hearing prognosis. Data sources: A complete literature search of eligible studies in the PubMed and EMBASE databases was performed...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
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