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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351658/intensive-versus-conventional-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-a-general-practice-population-the-blood-pressure-reduction-in-danish-general-practice-trial-a-randomized-controlled-parallel-group-trial
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Pia Klarskov, Lia E Bang, Peter Schultz-Larsen, Hans Gregers Petersen, David Benee Olsen, Ronan M G Berg, Henrik Abrahamsen, Niels Wiinberg
Objective: To compare the effect of a conventional to an intensive blood pressure monitoring regimen on blood pressure in hypertensive patients in the general practice setting. Design: Randomized controlled parallel group trial with 12-month follow-up. Setting: One hundred and ten general practices in all regions of Denmark. Participants: One thousand forty-eight patients with essential hypertension. Intervention: Conventional blood pressure monitoring ('usual group') continued usual ad hoc blood pressure monitoring by office blood pressure measurements, while intensive blood pressure monitoring ('intensive group') supplemented this with frequent home blood pressure monitoring and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring...
January 17, 2018: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351179/measuring-care-coordination-in-the-pediatric-cardiology-ambulatory-setting
#2
Jean A Connor, Richard C Antonelli, Cheryl A OʼConnell, Hillary Bishop Kuzdeba, Courtney Porter, Patricia A Hickey
The role of ambulatory nursing is diverse, and the impact on patient outcomes is difficult to measure. The concept of care coordination is an important focus for the ambulatory nurse. We describe the efforts to implement the Cardiac Care Coordination Measurement Tool to document and quantify care coordination activities in a pediatric cardiac ambulatory setting.
February 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351126/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-falls-in-women-with-end-stage-hip-osteoarthritis
#3
Hisashi Ikutomo, Koutatsu Nagai, Keiichi Tagomori, Namika Miura, Norikazu Nakagawa, Kensaku Masuhara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fall-induced injuries and resulting deaths are a serious health problem among older adults. The most common risk factors for falls in older adults are muscle weakness, gait deficiencies, and balance deficits. Patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis (OA) also have many hip dysfunctions, and these all have the potential to increase the risk of falls. However, the incidence and risk factors for falls in patients with end-stage hip OA remain unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of falls in women with end-stage hip OA and to identify risk factors for falls in this patient population...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350696/cancer-anorexia-and-cachexia-screening-in-an-ambulatory-infusion-service-and-nutrition-consultation%C3%A2
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Donna L Berry, Traci Blonquist, Manan M Nayak, Kristin Roper, Nancy Hilton, Heidi Lombard, Allison Hester, Anne Chiavacci, Stephanie Meyers, Katherine McManus
BACKGROUND: Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome compromises physical function and nutritional and emotional well-being. Systematic screening followed by nutrition referral for appropriate interventions is rare.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to pilot a screening process followed by nutritional assessment and intervention when warranted for patients with lung malignancies.
. METHODS: Adult patients with lung malignancies were invited to complete the 12-item Anorexia/Cachexia Scale (A/CS-12) on the day of chemotherapy initiation in ambulatory infusion...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350506/electronic-health-record-super-users-and-under-users-in-ambulatory-care-practices
#5
Juliet Rumball-Smith, Paul Shekelle, Cheryl L Damberg
OBJECTIVES: This study explored variation in the extent of use of electronic health record (EHR)-based health information technology (IT) functionalities across US ambulatory care practices. Use of health IT functionalities in ambulatory care is important for delivering high-quality care, including that provided in coordination with multiple practitioners. STUDY DESIGN: We used data from the 2014 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics survey...
January 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350174/automated-peritoneal-dialysis-could-rapidly-improve-left-heart-failure-by-increasing-peritoneal-dialysis-ultrafiltration-a-single-center-observational-clinical-study%C3%A2
#6
Cong Yang, Jixing Liu, Nirong Gong, Yanhong Lin, Yanfang He, Zhixiu Yi, Liping Hu, Jianping Jiang, Jun Ai
Ultrafiltration failure (UFF) is a major cause of water retention, left heart failure (LHF), and peritoneal dialysis (PD) failure. Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) might have better ultrafiltration (UF) than continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Here, we have studied whether short-term APD could increase UF and improve LHF. 47 patients were included in this study from December 1, 2015, to January 1, 2017. All patients had been treated with CAPD before they came to our center and were treated with APD in the hospital...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350172/comparison-of-dialysate-and-plasma-ntprobnp-in-prediction-of-clinical-outcomes-of%C3%A2-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-peritoneal-dialysis-patients%C3%A2
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Suleyman Koz, Idris Sahin, Mansur Kayatas, Sema Tulay Koz
BACKGROUND: Plasma level of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (P-NTproBNP) is a useful marker in prediction of mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. However, the predictive value of spent dialysate counterpart (D-NTproBNP) of plasma NTproBNP on mortality and dropout is not known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Simultaneous P-NTproBNP and D-NTproBNP assays were performed after an overnight dwell in 44 scheduled ambulatory PD patients. Patients were followed for ~ 47 months...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349979/-capsular-enhanced-repair-with-suture-anchors-in-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-femoral-neck-fractures-in-elderly-patients
#8
Bo Shi, Ming-Rui Xie, Zong-Yuan Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of capsular-enhanced repair with suture anchors in bipolar hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was designed. From June 2009 to June 2016, 53 senile patients (54 hips)with femoral neck fracture were treated operatively in Mianyang central hospital (Sichuan, China). There were 21 males and 32 females, ranging in age from 80 to 97.5 years old (mean, 84.7 years old)...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348103/prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-and-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-peshawar-cantonment-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
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Abdus Saboor Shah, Shahzeb Khan, Haroon Rahim, Kamran Ahmad Chishti, Aamir Ghafoor Khan
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease prevalence has not been well established. The aims of this study was to define prospectively non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) prevalence in hospitalized and ambulatory patients 20-65 years old during June 2013 to June 2014 were selected from Combined Military Hospital Peshawar Cantonment area. A base line questionnaire and right upper quadrant ultrasound was completed by all patients. On identifications of fatty liver among the selected cases further lab test data and liver biopsy reports were obtained...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347967/data-quality-and-feasibility-of-the-experience-sampling-method-across-the-spectrum-of-severe-psychiatric-disorders-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Hugo Vachon, Aki Rintala, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Inez Myin-Germeys
BACKGROUND: Due to a number of methodological advantages and theoretical considerations, more and more studies in clinical psychology research employ the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) as a data collection technique. Despite this growing interest, the absence of methodological guidelines related to the use of ESM has resulted in a large heterogeneity of designs while the potential effects of the design itself on the response behavior of the participants remain unknown. The objectives of this systematic review are to investigate the associations between the design characteristics and the data quality and feasibility of studies relying on ESM in severe psychiatric disorders...
January 18, 2018: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347834/acute-care-use-for-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-in-high-cost-users-of-medical-care-with-mental-illness-and-addictions
#11
Jennifer M Hensel, Valerie H Taylor, Kinwah Fung, Rebecca Yang, Simone N Vigod
OBJECTIVE: The role of mental illness and addiction in acute care use for chronic medical conditions that are sensitive to ambulatory care management requires focussed attention. This study examines how mental illness or addiction affects risk for repeat hospitalization and/or emergency department use for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ACSCs) among high-cost users of medical care. METHOD: A retrospective, population-based cohort study using data from Ontario, Canada...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346472/a-revised-estimate-of-costs-associated-with-routine-preoperative-testing-in-medicare-cataract-patients-with-a-procedure-specific-indicator
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Catherine L Chen, Theodore H Clay, Stephen McLeod, Han-Ying Peggy Chang, Adrian W Gelb, R Adams Dudley
Importance: Routine preoperative medical testing is not recommended for patients undergoing low-risk surgery, but testing is common before surgery. A 30-day preoperative testing window is conventionally used for study purposes; however, the extent of routine testing that occurs prior to that point is unknown. Objective: To improve on existing cost estimates by identifying all routine preoperative testing that takes place after the decision is made to perform cataract surgery...
January 18, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345553/quality-and-variability-of-patient-directions-in-electronic-prescriptions-in-the-ambulatory-care-setting
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Yuze Yang, Stacy Ward-Charlerie, Ajit A Dhavle, Michael T Rupp, James Green
BACKGROUND: The prescriber's directions to the patient (Sig) are one of the most quality-sensitive components of a prescription order. Owing to their free-text format, the Sig data that are transmitted in electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions) have the potential to produce interpretation challenges at receiving pharmacies that may threaten patient safety and also negatively affect medication labeling and patient counseling. Ensuring that all data transmitted in the e-prescription are complete and unambiguous is essential for minimizing disruptions in workflow at prescribers' offices and receiving pharmacies and optimizing the safety and effectiveness of patient care...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341525/-general-internal-medicine%C3%A2-2017-scientific-breakthroughs-in-ambulatory-care
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Alexandre Gouveia, Lionel De Alencastro, Yvonne Fierz, Lionel Koehli, Alexandre Béguelin, Olivier Pasche, Kevin Selby, Patrick Bodenmann
Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in obese patients with diabetes type 2. Dual antiplatelet therapy can be maintained beyond 12 months after a myocardial infarction. Levothyroxine is not beneficial among patients ≥ 65 years that have subclinical hypothyroidism. Prophylactic anticoagulation in lower limb immobilisation should be reserved only for patients with a high risk of thromboembolism. A diagnosis of asthma should be initially confirmed by a spirometry if clinically suspected. A proton pump inhibitor is indicated for patients ≥ 65 years that are treated with aspirin...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341524/-what-s-new-in-ambulatory-general-internal-medicine%C3%A2
#15
Annick Gerber, Camille Buffle Genecand, Thierry Mach, David Schrumpf, Ana Rita Forte Marques, Jean Dupraz, Thomas Schmid
Many treatments are used every day in general medicine without any evidence of their efficacy. This last year, three randomised studies tried to prove the clinical utility of chondroitin/glucosamine in arthritis, cranberry in urinary infections, and acupuncture in migraine. Screening and management of prostate cancer are still controversial. Two recent studies help us advising our patients on this difficult topic. Muscle side effects from statins are well known and have been widely relayed by the press these last years, although myopathies are rare in clinical trials...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341466/effects-of-intravenous-home-dobutamine-in-palliative-end-stage-heart-failure-on-quality-of-life-heart-failure-hospitalization-and-cost-expenditure
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Pieter Martens, Jan Vercammen, Wendy Ceyssens, Linda Jacobs, Evert Luwel, Herwig Van Aerde, Peter Potargent, Monique Renaers, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
AIMS: In patients with palliative end-stage heart failure, interventions that could provide symptomatic relief and prevent hospital admissions are important. Ambulatory continuous intravenous inotropes have been advocated by guidelines for such a purpose. We sought to determine the effect of intravenous dobutamine on symptomatic status, hospital stay, mortality, and cost expenditure. METHODS AND RESULTS: All consecutive end-stage heart failure patients not amenable for advanced therapies and discharged with continuous intravenous home dobutamine from a single tertiary centre between April 2011 and January 2017 were retrospectively analysed...
January 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340855/the-relationship-between-target-joints-and-direct-resource-use-in-severe-haemophilia
#17
Jamie O'Hara, Shaun Walsh, Charlotte Camp, Giuseppe Mazza, Liz Carroll, Christina Hoxer, Lars Wilkinson
OBJECTIVES: Target joints are a common complication of severe haemophilia. While factor replacement therapy constitutes the majority of costs in haemophilia, the relationship between target joints and non drug-related direct costs (NDDCs) has not been studied. METHODS: Data on haemophilia patients without inhibitors was drawn from the 'Cost of Haemophilia across Europe - a Socioeconomic Survey' (CHESS) study, a cost assessment in severe haemophilia A and B across five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) in which 139 haemophilia specialists provided demographic and clinical information for 1285 adult patients...
January 16, 2018: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340842/application-of-automated-peritoneal-dialysis-in-urgent-start-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-during-the-break-in-period
#18
Shengmao Liu, Xiaohua Zhuang, Min Zhang, Yanfeng Wu, Min Liu, Sibo Guan, Shujun Liu, Lining Miao, Wenpeng Cui
OBJECTIVE: Whether automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) is a feasible strategy for urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapy during the break-in period remains unclear. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy as well as complications among three PD modes during the break-in period. METHODS: Ninety-six patients treated with urgent-start PD after catheterization were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into three groups, incremental continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD) group (n = 26); APD group (n = 42); and APD-CAPD group (n = 28)...
January 16, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340632/developing-a-set-of-indicators-to-monitor-quality-in-ambulatory-diabetes-care-using-a-modified-delphi-panel-process
#19
Geetha Mukerji, Ilana Halperin, Katie Hunter, Phillip Segal, Maria Wolfs, Lindsay Bevan, Lianne Jeffs, Jeannette Goguen
Objective: There is a large evidence to practice gap in diabetes care with limited performance assessments that capture the full spectrum of care delivery. Our study aimed to develop a set of ambulatory diabetes quality indicators across six domains (effectiveness, safety, patient-centered, timely, equitable and efficient) to provide a broad view of quality. Design: A modified Delphi panel process was conducted. Phase I involved compiling a list of indicators through literature review and generation of patient and healthcare provider-derived indicators through interviews and surveys, respectively...
January 11, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340508/-space-time-and-power-in-hospital-health-care-contributions-based-on-the-ethnography-of-an-obstetric-center
#20
María Guadalupe García, María Laura Recoder, Susana Margulies
This paper presents the results of an ethnographic study of an obstetric center within a hospital of Greater Buenos Aires and an analysis of the spatio-temporal dimension of hospital care. The fieldwork, carried out between 2007 and 2011, followed the everyday dynamics of the hospital and included observation in the obstetrics unit (waiting areas, the obstetric center where births and emergencies receive care, and the ambulatory care, ultrasound, and hospitalization rooms, among others) as well as spaces such as the appointments and statistics offices, the office of social services, the central hall, the pharmacy, and hallway waiting areas...
July 2017: Salud Colectiva
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