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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040621/current-status-of-point-of-care-testing-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-drug-resistance
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Horacio A Duarte, Nuttada Panpradist, Ingrid A Beck, Barry Lutz, James Lai, Ruth M Kanthula, Rami Kantor, Anubhav Tripathi, Shanmugam Saravanan, Iain J MacLeod, Michael H Chung, Guoqing Zhang, Chunfu Yang, Lisa M Frenkel
Healthcare delivery has advanced due to the implementation of point-of-care testing, which is often performed within minutes to hours in minimally equipped laboratories or at home. Technologic advances are leading to point-of-care kits that incorporate nucleic acid-based assays, including polymerase chain reaction, isothermal amplification, ligation, and hybridization reactions. As a limited number of single-nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with clinically significant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug resistance, assays to detect these mutations have been developed...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036846/perceptions-of-sexuality-in-individuals-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-and-their-treating-clinicians
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Mona Shahbazi, Shara Holzberg, Saeyoan Thirunavukkarasu, Gioia Ciani
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) may not affect an individual's sexual function directly, but it can indirectly impact their sexual activity. Sexual partners often become caregivers, diminishing sexuality within a relationship. This can result in decline of quality of life. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore the perspectives of individuals with ALS and their treating clinicians regarding the importance of sexuality in rehabilitation within a multidisciplinary ALS center...
October 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035967/pediatric-clinical-handover-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Zhuowen Yu, Yuxia Zhang, Ying Gu, Xiaofeng Xu, Alexa McArthur
BACKGROUND: Communication of information between and among healthcare providers is an essential element of patient care. Poor clinical handover has been associated with inaccurate clinical assessment and diagnosis, delays in diagnosis, medication errors and decreased patient satisfaction. Effective and efficient transition of patient care information requires an evidence-based handover approach. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evidence implementation project was to make a contribution to promote evidence-based practice in clinical handover in a pediatric setting and thereby enhance patient safety and service delivery...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035718/assessment-of-the-coding-accuracy-of-warfarin-related-bleeding-events
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Thomas Delate, Aubrey E Jones, Nathan P Clark, Daniel M Witt
INTRODUCTION: Using International Classification of Diseases, 9th edition (ICD-9) diagnosis codes to identify potential warfarin-related bleeding events from administrative datasets is highly efficient but may be prone to identifying non-events. The objective of this study was to evaluate the ability of bleeding-related ICD-9 codes to identify true bleeding events in patients who were receiving warfarin therapy at the time of hospitalization. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in an integrated healthcare delivery system...
October 12, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035646/electronic-health-record-portals-adoption-empirical-model-based-on-utaut2
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Jorge Tavares, Amélia Goulão, Tiago Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The future of healthcare delivery is becoming more citizen centered, as today's user is more active and better informed. Governmental institutions are promoting the deployment and use of online services such as Electronic Health Record (EHR) portals. This makes the adoption of EHR portals an important field to study and understand. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the factors that drive individuals to adopt EHR portals. METHODS: This study applies the extended unified theory of acceptance and usage technology (UTAUT2) to explain patients' individual adoption of EHR portals...
October 16, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033731/ultrasound-guided-continuous-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-in-a-parturient-with-scoliosis-corrected-with-harrington-s-rod-surgery
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Amer Majeed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ghadah Jamaan Alkahtani, Nasser Abdullah Altahtam
With rapid improvement in healthcare in Saudi Arabia, increasing number of women with surgically corrected kyphoscoliosis are likely to present for cesarean section (CS) or vaginal delivery requiring anesthesia or analgesia. Despite the surgical correction, these patients have poor cardiopulmonary reserves which increase the risks associated with general anesthesia. Whereas altered vertebral anatomy from previous surgery and the presence of metal work in spine make performing of regional anesthesia (RA) difficult and unpredictable, we report anesthetic management of such a patient who underwent CS using continuous spinal anesthesia technique...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031628/ultrasound-and-the-complete-urologist-part-1-methodology
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Eugene M Fine
Computed tomography (CT) scanning is considered as the imaging study of choice for asymptomatic microhematuria according to the American Urological Association guidelines. For those patients with persistence of microhematuria after a negative initial examination, the guidelines suggest repeating the evaluation including CT scanning within 3 to 5 years. However, the cost and risk involved for utilizing this technology going forward is an issue, especially when the yield of finding significant pathology on subsequent imaging studies is exceedingly low...
October 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030677/safe-surgery-for-all-early-lessons-from-implementing-a-national-government-driven-surgical-plan-in-ethiopia
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Daniel Burssa, Atlibachew Teshome, Katherine Iverson, Olivia Ahearn, Tigistu Ashengo, David Barash, Erin Barringer, Isabelle Citron, Kaya Garringer, Victoria McKitrick, John Meara, Abraham Mengistu, Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Cheri Reynolds, Mark Shrime, Asha Varghese, Samson Esseye, Abebe Bekele
Recognizing the unmet need for surgical care in Ethiopia, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has pioneered innovative methodologies for surgical system development with Saving Lives through Safe Surgery (SaLTS). SaLTS is a national flagship initiative designed to improve access to safe, essential and emergency surgical and anaesthesia care across all levels of the healthcare system. Sustained commitment from the FMOH and their recruitment of implementing partners has led to notable accomplishments across the breadth of the surgical system, including but not limited to: (1) Leadership, management and governance-a nationally scaled surgical leadership and mentorship programme, (2) Infrastructure-operating room construction and oxygen delivery plan, (3) Supplies and logistics-a national essential surgical procedure and equipment list, (4) Human resource development-a Surgical Workforce Expansion Plan and Anaesthesia National Roadmap, (5) Advocacy and partnership-strong FMOH partnership with international organizations, including GE Foundation's SafeSurgery2020 initiative, (6) Innovation-facility-driven identification of problems and solutions, (7) Quality of surgical and anaesthesia care service delivery-a national peri-operative guideline and WHO Surgical Safety Checklist implementation, and (8) Monitoring and evaluation-a comprehensive plan for short-term and long-term assessment of surgical quality and capacity...
October 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029606/patient-centered-professional-practice-models-for-managing-low-back-pain-in-older-adults-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Christine M Goertz, Stacie A Salsbury, Cynthia R Long, Robert D Vining, Andrew A Andresen, Maria A Hondras, Kevin J Lyons, Lisa Z Killinger, Fredric D Wolinsky, Robert B Wallace
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a debilitating condition for older adults, who may seek healthcare from multiple providers. Few studies have evaluated impacts of different healthcare delivery models on back pain outcomes in this population. The purpose of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of older adults receiving back pain treatment under 3 professional practice models that included primary medical care with or without chiropractic care. METHODS: We conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial with 131 community-dwelling, ambulatory older adults with subacute or chronic low back pain...
October 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028938/impact-of-the-us-maternal-tetanus-diphtheria-and-acellular-pertussis-vaccination-program-on-preventing-pertussis-in-infants-2-months-of-age-a-case-control-evaluation
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Tami H Skoff, Amy E Blain, James Watt, Karen Scherzinger, Melissa McMahon, Shelley M Zansky, Kathy Kudish, Paul R Cieslak, Melissa Lewis, Nong Shang, Stacey W Martin
Background: Infants aged <1 year are at highest risk for pertussis-related morbidity and mortality. In 2012, Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) vaccine was recommended for women during each pregnancy to protect infants in the first months of life; data on effectiveness of this strategy are currently limited. Methods: We conducted a case-control evaluation among pertussis cases <2 months old with cough onset between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014 from 6 US Emerging Infection Program Network states...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028447/complications-of-home-enteral-nutrition-mechanical-complications-and-access-issues-in-the-home-setting
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Brian P Strollo, Stephen A McClave, Keith R Miller
Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is an essential component in the care of patients with an array of underlying etiologies resulting in the inability to meet caloric needs through volitional intake alone. Although some would include oral nutrition supplementation as HEN, for the purposes of this review, the term is limited to a patient's requiring an enteral access device for the delivery of exogenous nutrients. Complications related to such devices remain a difficult problem in the hospital setting, and these issues are often amplified when encountered in the home setting...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028228/preventing-emergence-of-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-myanmar-s-transitioning-health-system
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Mishal S Khan, Coll Hutchison, Richard J Coker, Joanne Yoong, Khaung M Hane, Anh L Innes, Tin M Khaing, Sithu Aung
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a particular threat to the populations of resource-limited countries. Although inadequate treatment of TB has been identified as a major underlying cause of drug resistance, essential information to inform changes in health service delivery and policy is missing. We investigate factors that may be driving the emergence of MDR-TB in Myanmar, a country where investment and health system reforms are ongoing to address the unexplained, high occurrence of MDR-TB. We conducted a multi-centre, retrospective case-control study in 10 townships across Yangon...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026739/mohalla-clinics-of-delhi-india-could-these-become-platform-to-strengthen-primary-healthcare
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EDITORIAL
Chandrakant Lahariya
The mohalla or community clinics in Delhi, India aims to provide basic health services to underserved population in urban settings. This article reviews and analyzes the strengths & limitations of the concept and explores the role these clinics can play in (1) reforming urban health service delivery, (2) addressing health inequities, and (3) strengthening primary health care. These clinics provide basic healthcare services to people, in underserved areas, in a responsive manner, have brought health higher on the political agenda and the governments of a number of Indian states have shown interest in adoption (of a variant) of this concept...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026374/geophagy-as-risk-behaviour-for-gastrointestinal-nematode-infections-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-a-humid-tropical-zone-of-nigeria
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Njoku Ivoke, Nnenna Ikpor, Obinna Ivoke, Felicia Ekeh, Ngozi Ezenwaji, Gregory Odo, Florence Iyaji, Uwakwe Onoja, Joseph Eyo
BACKGROUND: Geophagy is wide spread among pregnant women in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess intestinal nematode infections among geophagous pregnant women in Southern Ebonyi State, Nigeria. METHODS: Pregnant women were aged 17-45 years at gestational ages of ≥ 14 to 24 weeks on hospital enrolment were sampled. Data on geophagy was collected using structured questionnaire. Gastrointestinal nematode status of the participants was determined by stool analyses...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026338/utilization-of-healthcare-services-in-postpartum-women-in-the-philippines-who-delivered-at-home-and-the-effects-on-their-health-a-cross-sectional-analytical-study
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Tadashi Yamashita, Maria Teresa Reyes Tuliao, Magdalena Concel Meana, Sherri Ann Suplido, Cecilia L Llave, Yuko Tanaka, Hiroya Matsuo
BACKGROUND: A low ratio of utilization of healthcare services in postpartum women may contribute to maternal deaths during the postpartum period. The maternal mortality ratio is high in the Philippines. The aim of this study was to examine the current utilization of healthcare services and the effects on the health of women in the Philippines who delivered at home. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analytical study, based on a self-administrated questionnaire, conducted from March 2015 to February 2016 in Muntinlupa, Philippines...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025398/should-community-health-workers-offer-support-healthcare-services-to-survivors-of-sexual-violence-a-systematic-review
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Anne Gatuguta, Barbra Katusiime, Janet Seeley, Manuela Colombini, Isaac Mwanzo, Karen Devries
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence is widespread, yet relatively few survivors receive healthcare or complete treatment. In low and middle-income countries, community health workers (CHWs) have the potential to provide support services to large numbers of survivors. The aim of this review was to document the role of CHWs in sexual violence services. We aimed to: 1) describe existing models of CHWs services including characteristics of CHWs, services delivered and populations served; 2) explore acceptability of CHWs' services to survivors and feasibility of delivering such services; and 3) document the benefits and challenges of CHW-provided sexual violence services...
October 12, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025397/a-qualitative-study-of-patient-education-needs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement
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Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian, Fiona Webster
BACKGROUND: Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and evaluation of health-related educational material. These factors were the impetus for our high volume joint replacement centre to undertake a qualitative study to elicit patient experiences to inform the development of effective strategies and education along the care continuum for hip and knee replacement...
October 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022205/development-of-focus-gc-framework-for-outcomes-of-clinical-communication-services-in-genetic-counseling
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Deborah Cragun, Heather Zierhut
Conceptual frameworks bring together existing theories and models in order to identify, consolidate, and fill in gaps between theory, practice, and evidence. Given the vast number of possible outcomes that could be studied in genetic counseling, a framework for organizing outcomes and postulating relationships between communication services and genetic counseling outcomes was sought. Through an iterative approach involving literature review, thematic analysis, and consolidation, outcomes and processes were categorized to create and define components of a conceptual framework...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021122/influencing-quality-of-outpatient-sud-care-implementation-of-alerts-and-incentives-in-washington-state
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Deborah W Garnick, Constance M Horgan, Andrea Acevedo, Margaret T Lee, Lee Panas, Grant A Ritter, Kevin Campbell, Jason Bean-Mortinson
Financial incentives for quality improvement and feedback on specific clients are two approaches to improving the quality of treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. We examined the impacts of these interventions in Washington State by randomizing outpatient substance use treatment agencies into intervention and control groups. From October 2013 through December 2015, agencies could earn financial incentives for meeting performance goals incorporating both achievement relative to a benchmark and improvement from agencies' own baselines...
November 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020857/optimizing-patient-education-of-oncology-medications-a-descriptive-survey-of-pharmacist-provided-patient-education-in-canada
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Gillian Donald, Samantha Scott, Larry Broadfield, Claudia Harding, Andrea Meade
Background The incidence of cancer is increasing in Canada due to an aging and growing population. This frequently necessitates chemotherapy, which is a high-risk treatment, often given as a part of a complex regimen with serious side effects. A review of the evidence of pharmacy-provided patient education initiatives targeted to oncology patients revealed that minimal is known about this service. Objective The objective of this study was to determine the different models of patient education of oncology medications delivered by pharmacists to adult oncology patients in a hospital or cancer center in Canada...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
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