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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645960/efficacy-of-adding-a-physiotherapy-rehabilitation-programme-to-arthroscopic-management-of-femoroacetabular-impingement-syndrome-a-randomised-controlled-trial-fair
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Kim L Bennell, Libby Spiers, Amir Takla, John O'Donnell, Jessica Kasza, David J Hunter, Rana S Hinman
OBJECTIVES: Although several rehabilitation programmes following hip arthroscopy for femoracetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome have been described, there are no clinical trials evaluating whether formal physiotherapy-prescribed rehabilitation improves recovery compared with self-directed rehabilitation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of adding a physiotherapist-prescribed rehabilitation programme to arthroscopic surgery for FAI syndrome. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645230/implementation-in-action-how-australian-exercise-physiologists-approach-exercise-prescription-for-people-with-mental-illness
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Robert Stanton, Simon Rosenbaum, Oscar Lederman, Brenda Happell
BACKGROUND: Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are trained to deliver exercise and physical activity interventions for people with chronic and complex health conditions including those with mental illness. However, their views on exercise for mental illness, their exercise prescription practices, and need for further training are unknown. AIMS: To examine the way in which Australian AEPs prescribe exercise for people with mental illness. METHODS: Eighty-one AEPs (33...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637576/antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-in-australia-aura-surveillance-system-coordinating-national-data-on-antimicrobial-use-and-resistance-for-australia
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John D Turnidge, Kathy T Meleady
Objective The aim of the present study was to describe the process of establishment and coordination of the national Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) surveillance system.Methods Existing surveillance programs conducted by health organisations at state or multi-jurisdictional levels were reviewed, and gaps and opportunities identified for the development of a national system. In view of the time frame available as part of the Australian Government Department of Health funding agreement, the strategy used by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care was to commence work with existing surveillance programs, expanding and enhancing them and developing new systems where gaps were identified...
June 22, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630629/the-cedar-study-a-longitudinal-study-of-the-clinical-effects-of-conventional-dmards-and-biologic-dmards-in-australian-rheumatology-practice
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Lynden Roberts, Kathleen Tymms, Julien de Jager, Geoffrey Littlejohn, Hedley Griffiths, Dave Nicholls, Paul Bird, Jennifer Young, Julie Hill, Jane Zochling
OBJECTIVES: To observe the choices of conventional disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (cDMARDs) and biologic DMARDs (bDMARDs) in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Australian routine clinical practice, to assess treatment survival and determine the effect of cDMARDs/bDMARDs on disease activity. METHODS: Routinely collected, deidentified clinical data was sourced from 20 Australian rheumatology practices. RA patients aged ≥18 years, who had received cDMARDs/bDMARDs and a recorded subsequent visit, were included...
2017: International Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623627/clozapine-induced-gastrointestinal-hypomotility-a-22-year-bi-national-pharmacovigilance-study-of-serious-or-fatal-slow-gut-reactions-and-comparison-with-international-drug-safety-advice
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Susanna Every-Palmer, Pete M Ellis
INTRODUCTION: Clozapine is the preferred antipsychotic for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, but has significant adverse effects, including gastrointestinal hypomotility or 'slow gut', which may result in severe constipation, ileus, bowel obstruction, and even death. These gastrointestinal effects remain inadequately recognized. METHODS: We reviewed all reports of serious clozapine-induced gastrointestinal hypomotility (CIGH) submitted to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and New Zealand Pharmacovigilance Centre between 1992 and 2013...
June 16, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609599/assessment-and-management-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-australian-general-practice
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Helen K Reddel, Lisa Valenti, Kylie L Easton, Julie Gordon, Clare Bayram, Graeme C Miller
BACKGROUND: Dispensing data suggest potential issues with the quality use of medicines for airways disease. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to describe the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in general practice, and investigate the appropriateness of prescribing. METHODS: The method used for this study consisted of a national cross‑sectional survey of 91 Australian general practitioners (GPs) participating in the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608525/antimicrobials-used-for-surgical-prophylaxis-by-equine-veterinary-practitioners-in-australia
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L Y Hardefeldt, G F Browning, K Thursky, J R Gilkerson, H Billman-Jacobe, M A Stevenson, K E Bailey
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobials are widely used in Australian veterinary practices, but no investigation into the classes of antimicrobials used or the appropriateness of use in horses has been conducted. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe antimicrobial use for surgical prophylaxis in equine practice in Australia. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. METHODS: An online questionnaire was used to document antimicrobial usage patterns...
June 13, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597617/iron-monitoring-of-male-and-female-rugby-sevens-players-over-an-international-season
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Anthea C Clarke, Judith M Anson, Christine E Dziedzic, Warren A McDonald, David B Pyne
BACKGROUND: Given the likely influence that high training loads, contact-induced haemolysis and female-specific requirements have on the incidence of iron deficiency, characterising the direction and magnitude of fluctuations in iron status over an international season is important for managing player health and physical performance in rugby sevens. METHODS: Australian national male (n=27) and female (n=23) rugby sevens players undertook blood tests at pre-season, mid-season, and end-season...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596806/custom-made-foot-orthoses-an-analysis-of-prescription-characteristics-from-an-australian-commercial-orthotic-laboratory
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Hylton B Menz, Jamie J Allan, Daniel R Bonanno, Karl B Landorf, George S Murley
BACKGROUND: Foot orthoses are widely used in the prevention and treatment of foot disorders. The aim of this study was to describe characteristics of custom-made foot orthosis prescriptions from a Australian podiatric orthotic laboratory. METHODS: One thousand consecutive foot orthosis prescription forms were obtained from a commercial prescription foot orthosis laboratory located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Footwork Podiatric Laboratory). Each item from the prescription form was documented in relation to orthosis type, cast correction, arch fill technique, cast modifications, shell material, shell modifications and cover material...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587610/trends-in-gp-prescribing-of-psychotropic-medications-among-young-patients-aged-16-24%C3%A2-years-a-case-study-analysis
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Bianca Brijnath, Ting Xia, Lyle Turner, Danielle Mazza
BACKGROUND: Current clinical guidelines recommend non-pharmacological interventions as first-line treatments for young patients aged 16-24 years with a mental health condition (MHC). However, several studies have noted increasing trends in psychotropic prescribing for this age group, especially in antidepressant prescribing. In Australia, the vast majority of psychotropic medications prescribed to young people come from the general practice setting. To assess whether Australian General Practitioners (GPs) are prescribing in accordance with clinical guideline recommendations, this study examined trends in GP prescribing of psychotropic medications to young patients aged 16-24 years...
June 6, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585274/junior-doctors-attitudes-to-opioids-for-refractory-breathlessness-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Natasha Smallwood, Nicole Gaffney, Alexandra Gorelik, Louis Irving, Brian Le, Jennifer Philip
Refractory breathlessness is a common, distressing symptom in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The judicious, off-licence prescription of opioids, together with other management strategies, can improve breathlessness, however, internationally there is profound reluctance to prescribe opioids for breathlessness in COPD. AIMS: To understand Australian junior doctors' knowledge and attitudes regarding the management of refractory breathlessness and the role of opioids in COPD...
June 6, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576453/epidemiology-of-infections-and-antimicrobial-use-in-australian-haemodialysis-outpatients-findings-from-a-victorian-surveillance-network-2008-2015
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Leon J Worth, Tim Spelman, Steven G Holt, Judith A Brett, Ann L Bull, Michael J Richards
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic renal failure who require haemodialysis are at high risk for infections. The objectives of this study were to determine the burden of bloodstream and local access-related infections and prescribing patterns for intravenous antibiotics in Australian haemodialysis outpatients. METHODS: A surveillance network was established following stakeholder consultation, with voluntary participation by haemodialysis centres and data collation by the Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System Coordinating Centre...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574747/health-care-utilization-among-young-australian-women-with-severe-tiredness-results-from-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-women-s-health-alswh
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David W Sibbritt, Matthew Leach, Sungwon Chang, Tobias Sundberg, Holger Cramer, Romy Lauche, Jon Adams
In this article we explore the use of health services and self-prescribed treatments amongst 8,088 young Australian women with severe tiredness. Data were obtained from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. The prevalence of severe tiredness was 49.2%. The frequency of visits to healthcare practitioners was greater among women who sought help for their severe tiredness, compared with women who did not seek help for their severe tiredness or who did not report severe tiredness. Given the impact of this health problem on Australian women, we call for further research on the optimal treatment for severe tiredness...
June 2, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566524/a-mediterranean-diet-reduces-f2-isoprostanes-and-triglycerides-among-older-australian-men-and-women-after-6-months
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Courtney Rose Davis, Janet Bryan, Jonathan M Hodgson, Richard Woodman, Karen J Murphy
Background: Health benefits of a Mediterranean dietary pattern have been shown. However, there are few data on the effects of increased adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) in non-Mediterranean countries.Objective: We aimed to determine whether adherence to a MedDiet would result in changes in plasma lipids, glucose and insulin, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and F2-isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) in an Australian population.Methods: The study was a 6-mo parallel, randomized, controlled dietary intervention trial...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566070/reducing-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Santhi Chalasani, David P Peiris, Tim Usherwood, Julie Redfern, Bruce C Neal, David R Sullivan, Stephen Colagiuri, Nicholas A Zwar, Qiang Li, Anushka Patel
OBJECTIVES: To describe the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Australian patients with diabetes; to compare the effectiveness of a quality improvement initiative for people with and without diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subgroup analyses of patients with and without diabetes participating in a cluster randomised trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Indigenous people (≥ 35 years old) and non-Indigenous people (≥ 45 years old) who had attended one of 60 Australian primary health care services at least three times during the preceding 24 months and at least once during the past 6 months...
June 5, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536981/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-birth-outcomes-in-neonates-exposed-to-naltrexone-in-utero-a-comparison-with-methadone-buprenorphine-and-non-opioid-exposed-neonates
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Erin Kelty, Gary Hulse
BACKGROUND: Naltrexone may provide a suitable alternative to methadone and buprenorphine in the treatment of pregnant opioid-dependent women; however, little is known about its effects on neonatal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the health of neonates exposed to naltrexone in utero, and compare it with outcomes in neonates exposed to methadone or buprenorphine and a non-exposed control group. METHODS: Sequential cohorts of Western Australian (WA) opioid-dependent women treated with implant naltrexone, oral methadone or sublingual buprenorphine were identified via records from a drug and alcohol clinic (Subiaco, WA) for naltrexone and state prescribing records for methadone and buprenorphine...
May 23, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530474/optimising-pre-season-training-loads-in-australian-football
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David L Carey, Justin Crow, Kok-Leong Ong, Peter Blanch, Meg E Morris, Ben J Dascombe, Kay M Crossley
PURPOSE: To investigate whether pre-season training plans for Australian football can be computer generated using current training load guidelines to optimise injury risk reduction and performance improvement. METHODS: A constrained optimisation problem was defined for daily total and sprint distance, using the pre-season schedule of an elite Australian football team as a template. Maximising total training volume and maximising Banister model projected performance were both considered as optimisation objectives...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524255/enablers-and-barriers-to-the-use-of-antibiotic-guidelines-in-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-qualitative-study-of-clinicians-perspectives
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Antoine Sedrak, Mahesan Anpalahan, Karen Luetsch
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common condition and a number of guidelines have been developed for its assessment and treatment. Adherence to guidelines by clinicians varies and particularly the prescribing of antibiotics often remains suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate potential barriers and enablers to the adherence to antibiotic guidelines by clinicians treating CAP in an Australian hospital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with purposively recruited senior prescribers who regularly treat CAP in an Australian hospital...
June 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521194/preconception-care-for-women-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-mixed-methods-study-of-provider-knowledge-and-practice
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J Klein, J A Boyle, R Kirkham, C Connors, C Whitbread, J Oats, F Barzi, D McIntyre, I Lee, M Luey, J Shaw, A D H Brown, L J Maple-Brown
AIMS: Preconception care may decrease adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. Aboriginal Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with earlier onset. We explored practitioner views on preconception care delivery for women with T2DM in the Northern Territory, where 31% of births are to Aboriginal women. METHODS: Mixed-methods study including cross-sectional survey of 156 health practitioners and 11 semi-structured interviews...
July 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520865/impact-of-an-integrated-antibiotic-allergy-testing-program-on-antimicrobial-stewardship-a-multicenter-evaluation
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Jason A Trubiano, Karin A Thursky, Andrew J Stewardson, Karen Urbancic, Leon J Worth, Cheryl Jackson, Wendy Stevenson, Michael Sutherland, Monica A Slavin, M Lindsay Grayson, Elizabeth J Phillips
Background.: Despite the high prevalence of patient-reported antibiotic allergy (so-called antibiotic allergy labels [AALs]) and their impact on antibiotic prescribing, incorporation of antibiotic allergy testing (AAT) into antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs (AAT-AMS) is not widespread. We aimed to evaluate the impact of an AAT-AMS program on AAL prevalence, antibiotic usage, and appropriateness of prescribing. Methods.: AAT-AMS was implemented at two large Australian hospitals during a 14-month period beginning May 2015...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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