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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548912/improving-the-comfort-of-nurses-caring-for-stroke-patients-at-the-end-of-life
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Jocelyn Zwicker, Isabelle Martineau, Sarah Walsh, Jenny Lavoie, Evelyn Weger, John Scott
BACKGROUND: End-of-life care of stroke patients is an important aspect of stroke care. It has been previously reported that nurses express discomfort caring for patients at the end of life or caring for patients who have suffered severe strokes. Nurses at our centre expressed similar discomfort. AIM: To improve the comfort of nurses caring for patients at the end of life after stroke. DESIGN: Nurses were asked to rate their comfort with treating patients at the end of life using the Stroke End-of-Life Care Comfort Scale before and after attending an education session...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548479/insular-gliomas-a-surgical-reappraisal-based-on-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Domenico Murrone, Rodolfo Maduri, Afif Afif, Domenico Chirchiglia, Isabelle Pelissou-Guyotat, Jacques Guyotat, Francesco Signorelli
INTRODUCTION: Insular gliomas are heterogeneous lesions whose management presents multiple challenges for their tendency to affect young patients in good neurological and cognitive conditions, their deep anatomic location and proximity with critical functional and vascular structures. The appropriate management of insular gliomas requires a multidisciplinary evidence-centred teamwork grounded on the best anatomic, neurophysiological and oncological knowledge. The present study provides a reappraisal of the management of insular gliomas based on a systematic review of the literature with the aim of guiding clinicians in the management of such tumors...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546703/histological-surprises-in-benign-cytologies-after-lymph-node-biopsy-surgeon-s-knife-improving-patient-care
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Mario Victor Newton, Rakesh S Ramesh, Suraj Manjunath, K ShivaKumar, Hemanth G Nanjappa, Ramu Damuluri, Elvis Peter Joseph, C Prasad
Lymphadenopathy can be due to multitude of causes. Owing to the high prevalence of infectious diseases in India, and malignancy being a life threatening cause for lymphadenopathy; accurate diagnosis is important in preventing delay or misdiagnosis and in improving patient care, thereby increasing longevity with quality. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is the first line investigation commonly done. Should the doctor be contented with the benign FNAC or is a lymph node biopsy needed in this age? The aims of this study are the following: (1) to study the spectral pattern of lymph node biopsies done in a surgical oncology unit of tertiary care centre, (2) to assess the yield of malignant cases from lymph node biopsy and (3) to compare the reliability of benign FNAC with lymph node biopsy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546667/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-vulva-11%C3%A2-years-single-institution-experience
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Leena Rose Johnson, Rema Prabhakaran Nair, Suchetha Sambasivan, Rari P Mony, Jayapriya Gangadharan, Aswin Kumar, Iqbal M Ahamed
INTRODUCTION: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of vulva (ACC-vulva) is an extremely rare entity with <100 cases reported in the literature so far. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile and outcome of ACC-vulva treated at a tertiary cancer care centre in South India. METHODS: This is a retrospective, record-based study of histopathologically confirmed cases of ACC-vulva treated at our centre from January 2005 to March 2016. RESULTS: Only four patients were diagnosed with ACC-vulva during the 11-year period under study...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545831/pre-post-evaluation-of-effects-of-a-titanium-dioxide-coating-on-environmental-contamination-of-an-intensive-care-unit-the-titanic-study
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B de Jong, A M Meeder, K W A C Koekkoek, M A Schouten, P Westers, A R H van Zanten
BACKGROUND: Among patients admitted to European hospitals or intensive care units (ICUs), 5.7% and 19.5% will encounter healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), respectively, and antimicrobial resistance is emerging. As hospital surfaces are contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria, environmental cleanliness is an essential aspect to reduce HAIs. AIM: To address the efficacy of a titanium dioxide coating in reducing the microbial colonization of environmental surfaces in an ICU...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545557/children-with-cancer-a-survey-on-the-experience-of-italian-primary-care-pediatricians
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Marta Minute, Giorgio Cozzi, Chiara Plotti, Giuseppe Montanari, Paolo Pecile, Giulio Andrea Zanazzo, Alessandro Ventura, Egidio Barbi
BACKGROUND: Cancer is the second cause of death in children and its diagnosis can be difficult, due to the presence of vague and non-specific symptoms. The primary care pediatrician is often involved in the diagnostic process, but no longer in child care once the treatment started. Care models involving both primary care pediatricians and oncologic referral centre highlighted a higher family satisfaction when they worked together. We conducted a survey on primary care pediatricians involved in childhood cancer in order to describe the actual situation...
May 25, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545502/improving-care-for-people-with-heart-failure-in-uganda-serial-in-depth-interviews-with-patients-and-their-health-care-professionals
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Elizabeth Namukwaya, Liz Grant, Julia Downing, Mhoira Leng, Scott A Murray
BACKGROUND: The short prognosis of patients with advanced heart failure (HF) and the associated multidimensional distress as illustrated in literature from high income countries necessitates the integration of palliative care into the care of advanced HF patients to address these needs and improve their quality of life. These needs, which are subjective, have not been described from the patients' and health care professionals'(HPs) view point in the Ugandan setting, a low income country with a different socio-cultural context...
May 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545474/a-retrospective-study-to-assess-the-evaluation-of-living-related-kidney-donors-and-their-outcomes-following-nephrectomy-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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A Muturi, V Kotecha, S Kanyi
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the renal replacement therapy of choice for end stage renal disease. To ensure safety regular audit of the donation process is necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the evaluation of potential living related kidney donors and document their outcomes following nephrectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study involving all living related kidney donors seen at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) renal unit from 2010 to 2014...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545190/radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-fourteen-year-review-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-malaysia
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Jeevinesh Naidu, Zhiqin Wong, Shanthi Palaniappan, Chai Soon Ngiu, Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are subjected to a large amount of ionizing radiation during the course of their illness. This may increase their risk of malignancy to a greater level than that due to the disease itself. In Caucasian patients with Crohn’s disease, this has been well documented and recommendations are in place to avoid high radiation imaging protocols. However, there are limited data available on radiation exposure in Asian IBD patients.We therefore sought to identify total radiation exposure and any differences between ethnically diverse ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) patients at our centre along with determining factors that may contribute to any variation...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544493/-it-s-a-fight-to-get-anything-you-need-accessing-care-in-the-community-from-the-perspectives-of-people-with-multimorbidity
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Julia W Ho, Kerry Kuluski, Jennifer Im
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in redesigning health-care systems to better manage the increasing numbers of people with multimorbidity. Knowing how patients experience health-care delivery and what they need from the health-care system are critical pieces of evidence that can be used to guide health system reforms. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to understand the challenges patients with multimorbidity face in accessing care in the community, and the implications for patients and their families...
May 24, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544398/prediction-of-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-a-diverse-chronic-hepatitis-b-population-role-of-the-page-b-score
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Willem P Brouwer, Adriaan J van der Meer, Andre Boonstra, Elisabeth P C Plompen, Suzan D Pas, Robert J de Knegt, Rob A de Man, Fiebo J W Ten Kate, Harry L A Janssen, Bettina E Hansen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: An abundance of non-invasive scores have been associated with fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. We aimed to compare the prognostic ability of these scores in relation to liver histology in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: Liver biopsies from treatment-naïve CHB patients at one tertiary care centre were scored by a single hepato-pathologist. Laboratory values at liver biopsy were used to calculate the PAGE-B, REACH-B, GAG-HCC, CU-HCC, and FIB-4 scores...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544078/emergency-medical-services-providers-perspective-of-end-of-life-decision-making-for-people-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Jacqueline McGinley, Deborah P Waldrop, Brian Clemency
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) providers are often called to rapidly determine and act upon patients' wishes for end-of-life care. People with intellectual disabilities are living increasingly longer with complex conditions leading to international calls for person-centred advance care planning. Yet, best estimates suggest that very few people with intellectual disabilities document their wishes. METHODS: This exploratory-descriptive study incorporated mixed methods to analyse data collected consecutively (surveys, n = 239; interviews, n = 48) with EMS providers from five agencies...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543671/patient-centred-dietetic-care-from-the-perspectives-of-older-malnourished-patients
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E Hazzard, L Barone, M Mason, K Lambert, A McMahon
BACKGROUND: Governing organisations for health services currently recommend a patient-centred (PC) approach to practice for all health professions, including dietetics. For the vulnerable older malnourished patient, this approach needs to be prioritised to improve outcomes. The paucity of patient experience data likely limits evidence-based, patient-centred care (PCC) from being implemented effectively. The present study aimed to identify quality indicators of dietetic services from the perspectives of older malnourished patients to inform evidence-based PC dietetic care...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543391/medication-discrepancies-in-the-dental-record-and-impact-of-pharmacist-led-intervention
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Hailey J Choi, Autumn L Stewart, Chunhao Tu
BACKGROUND: Patients frequently use medications with potential implications for oral health and dental procedures, yet little is known about the accuracy of medication lists available to dentists. The aims of this study were to describe the frequency and clinical implications of medication discrepancies in the dental record (phase 1) and to evaluate the impact of pharmacist intervention on medication reconciliation processes in dental practice (phase 2). METHODS: A prospective, single-centre study evaluating adults receiving dental care was conducted...
May 20, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542848/change-of-transfusion-and-treatment-paradigm-in-major-trauma-patients
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P Stein, A Kaserer, K Sprengel, G A Wanner, B Seifert, O M Theusinger, D R Spahn
Trauma promotes trauma-induced coagulopathy, which requires urgent treatment with fixed-ratio transfusions of red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelet concentrates, or goal-directed administration of coagulation factors based on viscoelastic testing. This retrospective observational study compared two time periods before (2005-2007) and after (2012-2014) the implementation of changes in trauma management protocols which included: use of goal-directed coagulation management; admission of patients to designated trauma centres; whole-body computed tomography scanning on admission; damage control surgery; permissive hypotension; restrictive fluid resuscitation; and administration of tranexamic acid...
May 23, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542441/dot-or-sat-for-rifampicin-resistant-tuberculosis-a-non-randomized-comparison-in-a-high-hiv-prevalence-setting
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Erika Mohr, Johnny Daniels, Busisiwe Beko, Petros Isaakidis, Vivian Cox, Sarah Jane Steele, Odelia Muller, Leigh Snyman, Virginia De Azevedo, Amir Shroufi, Laura Trivino Duran, Jennifer Hughes
BACKGROUND: Daily directly-observed therapy (DOT) is recommended for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) patients throughout treatment. We assessed the impact of self-administered treatment (SAT) in a South African township with high rates of RR-TB and HIV. METHODS: Community-supported SAT for patients who completed the intensive phase was piloted in five primary care clinics in Khayelitsha. We compared final treatment outcomes among RR-TB patients initiating treatment before (standard-of-care (SOC)-cohort, January 2010-July 2013) and after the implementation of the pilot (SAT-cohort, January 2012-December 2014)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540937/dental-caries
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Nigel B Pitts, Domenick T Zero, Phil D Marsh, Kim Ekstrand, Jane A Weintraub, Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Junji Tagami, Svante Twetman, Georgios Tsakos, Amid Ismail
Dental caries is a biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues. Caries can occur throughout life, both in primary and permanent dentitions, and can damage the tooth crown and, in later life, exposed root surfaces. The balance between pathological and protective factors influences the initiation and progression of caries. This interplay between factors underpins the classification of individuals and groups into caries risk categories, allowing an increasingly tailored approach to care...
May 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540833/registries-on-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-through-out-the-world-their-use-and-their-options
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Victor J Verwaal, Beate Rau, Faek Jamali, François Noël Gilly, Heikki Takala, Ignace de Hingh, Ingvar Syk, Jorg Pelz, Jurgen Mulsow, Kurt van der Speeten, Shigeki Kusamura, Lene Iversen, Faheez Mohamed, Olivier Glehen, Rami Younan, Roman Yarema, Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno, Sarah O'Dwyer, Yukata Yonemura, Paul Sugarbaker
The treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies ranges from palliative care to full cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC. Ongoing monitoring of patient recruitment and volume is usually carried out through dedicated registries. With multiple registries available worldwide, we sought to investigate the nature, extent and value of existing worldwide CRS and HIPEC registries. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent out to all known major treatment centres...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540044/experiences-of-supportive-care-when-waiting-for-a-lung-re-transplantation
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Bodil Ivarsson, Richard Ingemansson, Trygve Sjöberg
OBJECTIVES: Lung transplant patients and their next of kin share the experiences of illness but little is known in the face of a lung re-transplantation. To describe patients' and next of kin's experiences of supportive care while awaiting lung re-transplantation and the objective was to highlight a small group with special circumstances and needs. METHODS: Using qualitative content analysis, seven adult patients and seven next of kin were consecutively selected from a regional lung transplantation centre and individually interviewed shortly after decision about lung re-transplantation...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539982/misuse-of-topical-corticosteroids-on-facial-skin-a-study-of-200-patients
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Rohini Sharma, Sameer Abrol, Mashqoor Wani
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids have become available as over the counter drugs and are widely misused for various conditions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess the clinical and epidemiological aspects of the unjustified use of topical corticosteroids for facial skin. METHODS: A total of 200 patients with facial dermatoses and topical corticosteroid misapplication daily over face for not less than 30 days were included in the study...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
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