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Susannah Ahern, Rasa Ruseckaite, Ilana N Ackerman
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) are potentially useful outcome measures that may be reported at the individual clinical, health service and/or health system level. PROM require clearly defined patient populations to enable comparisons, and are most meaningful when integrated with clinical data sets. Where possible PROM should be measured pre- and post-intervention using reliable and validated tools. A variety of PROM collection methods exist which each have strengths and limitations, with selection depending on their purpose and patient factors...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222640/clinical-effect-of-emergency-cervical-cerclage-and-elective-cervical-cerclage-on-pregnancy-outcome-in-the-cervical-incompetent-pregnant-women
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Qin Chen, Guiying Chen, Nan Li
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical effect of emergency cervical cerclage and elective cervical cerclage on pregnancy outcome in the cervical-incompetent pregnant women. METHODS: Literature was searched from the databases of Pubmed, Embase and Google scholar. The fixed or random effects model was used to calculate pooled risk ratios on the basis of heterogeneity. Meta-regression, sensitive analysis, subgroup analysis, and publication bias assessment were also conducted to confirm the results according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses 2009...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221757/an-international-multicenter-cohort-study-comparing-6-shoulder-clinical-scores-in-an-asymptomatic-population
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James M McLean, Daniel Awwad, Ryan Lisle, James Besanko, Donald Shivakkumar, Jordan Leith
HYPOTHESIS: The study purpose was to assess 6 shoulder patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) values in asymptomatic, healthy, pathology-free individuals. We hypothesized that there would be no difference in PROM values in pathology-free individuals when considering sex, age, ethnicity, and geographical location. METHODS: Electronic questionnaires were completed by 635 individuals (323 Australians and 312 Canadians) without dominant shoulder pathology for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) shoulder score; Constant-Murley Shoulder Score (CSS); Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS); University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder score; Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI); and Stanmore Percentage of Normal Shoulder Assessment (SPONSA)...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217291/pregnancy-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
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Kathleen D Kolstad, David Fiorentino, Shufeng Li, Eliza F Chakravarty, Lorinda Chung
OBJECTIVE: The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are autoimmune diseases that can affect females of childbearing potential. We assessed pregnancy outcomes in DM and PM patients compared with the general obstetric population. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) (1993-2007) was used to identify delivery-associated hospitalizations in women with DM or PM (DM/PM, n = 853). Controls were from the general obstetric population delivery-associated hospitalizations matched to each case by year of delivery...
November 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216349/developing-a-standard-set-of-patient-centred-outcomes-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-an-international-cross-disciplinary-consensus
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Andrew H Kim, Charlotte Roberts, Brian G Feagan, Rupa Banerjee, Willem Bemelman, Keith Bodger, Marc Derieppe, Axel Dignass, Richard Driscoll, Ray Fitzpatrick, Janette Gaarentstroom-Lunt, Peter D Higgins, Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Jillian Meissner, Marian O'Connor, Zhi-Hua Ran, Corey A Siegel, Helen Terry, Welmoed K van Deen, C Janneke van der Woude, Alandra Weaver, Suk-Kyun Yang, Bruce E Sands, Séverine Vermeire, Simon Pl Travis
Background and Aims: Success in delivering value-based healthcare involves measuring outcomes that matter most to patients. Our aim was to develop a minimum Standard Set of patient-centred outcome measures for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), for use in different healthcare settings. Methods: An international working group (n=25) representing patients, patient associations, gastroenterologists, surgeons, specialist nurses, IBD registries and patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) methodologists participated in a series of teleconferences incorporating a modified Delphi process...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215527/long-term-trends-in-singleton-preterm-birth-in-south-australia-from-1986-to-2014
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Petra E Verburg, Gus A Dekker, Kamalesh Venugopal, Wendy Scheil, Jan Jaap H M Erwich, Ben W Mol, Claire T Roberts
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term trends in the prevalence of preterm birth and rates of preterm birth in singleton pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, small for gestational age (SGA), and preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) in South Australia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population study including all singleton live births in the state of South Australia from 1986 to 2014. Long-term trends for preterm birth, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, SGA, preterm PROM as well as stillbirth were assessed using joinpoint regression analyses...
December 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214908/prospective-memory-in-first-degree-relatives-of-patients-with-schizophrenia
#7
Saima Saleem, Devvarta Kumar, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
OBJECTIVES: Among various cognitive impairments in schizophrenia, prospective memory (ProM) deficit is unequivocally established. However, there is a paucity of research examining whether ProM impairment can be considered a cognitive endophenotypic marker in schizophrenia. An important step toward this is to assess the status of ProM in first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with schizophrenia. Keeping this in view, present study has been conducted to assess event- and time-based ProM in FDRs of patients with schizophrenia...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212466/exploring-the-use-of-tablet-computer-based-electronic-data-capture-system-to-assess-patient-reported-measures-among-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-pilot-study
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Dorothy Wong, Shen Cao, Heather Ford, Candice Richardson, Dmitri Belenko, Evan Tang, Luca Ugenti, Eleanor Warsmann, Amanda Sissons, Yalinie Kulandaivelu, Nathaniel Edwards, Marta Novak, Madeline Li, Istvan Mucsi
BACKGROUND: Collecting patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) via computer-based electronic data capture system may improve feasibility and facilitate implementation in clinical care. We report our initial experience about the acceptability of touch-screen tablet computer-based, self-administered questionnaires among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including stage 5 CKD treated with renal replacement therapies (RRT) (either dialysis or transplant). METHODS: We enrolled a convenience sample of patients with stage 4 and 5 CKD (including patients on dialysis or after kidney transplant) in a single-centre, cross-sectional pilot study...
December 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207995/physicians-using-spinal-manipulative-treatment-in-the-netherlands-a-description-of-their-characteristics-and-their-patients
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Wouter Schuller, Raymond W J G Ostelo, Daphne C Rohrich, Adri T Apeldoorn, Henrica C W de Vet
BACKGROUND: Various health care professionals apply Spinal Manipulative Treatment (SMT) in daily practice. While the characteristics of chiropractors and manual therapists and the characteristics of their patient populations are well described, there is little research about physicians who use SMT techniques. A distinct group of physicians in The Netherlands has been trained in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine, which includes the use of SMT. Our objective was to describe the characteristics of these physicians and their patient population...
December 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202878/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-nepali-versions-of-numerical-pain-rating-scale-and-global-rating-of-change
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Saurab Sharma, Joshna Palanchoke, Darren Reed, J Haxby Abbott
BACKGROUND: Pain intensity and patients' impression of global improvement are widely used patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical practice and research. They are commonly assessed using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and Global Rating of Change (GROC) questionnaires. The GROC is essential as an anchor for evaluating the psychometric properties of PROMs. Both of these PROMs are translated to many languages and have shown excellent psychometric properties. Their availability in Nepali would facilitate pain research and cross-cultural comparison of research findings...
December 4, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202632/lower-age-increases-the-risk-of-revision-for-stemmed-and-resurfacing-shoulder-hemi-arthroplasty
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Magnus Ödquist, Kristofer Hallberg, Hans Rahme, Björn Salomonsson, Aldana Rosso
Background and purpose - The number of patients where shoulder hemiarthroplasty (SHA) is an option is still substantial. Descriptive analyses performed by the Swedish Shoulder Arthroplasty Registry (SSAR) showed that while patients receiving SHA designs, i.e. resurfacing hemi (RH) and stemmed hemi (SH), reported similar shoulder functionality and quality of life, the revision rate for RH (12%) was larger than for SH (6.7%); this difference was studied. Patients and methods - All primary SHA (n = 1,140) for OA reported to SSAR between 1999 and 2009 were analyzed regarding risk factors for revision and PROM outcome, 950 shoulders with primary OA (POA), and 190 secondary OA (SOA)...
December 5, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200473/effect-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes-on-induction-of-labor-a-historical-cohort-study
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Sven Kehl, Christel Weiss, Ulf Dammer, Friederike Baier, Florian Faschingbauer, Matthias W Beckmann, Marc Sütterlin, Jutta Pretscher
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) on the induction of labor. Material and Method: This historical cohort study analyzed 1861 inductions of labor at term using misoprostol which occurred between 2010 and 2015. Exclusion criteria included intrauterine fetal death, previous cesarean section, and fetal structural or chromosomal anomalies. Induction of labor for PROM (PROM group) was compared to induction for other indications (no-PROM group); the primary outcome measure was the cesarean section rate...
November 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198714/chertsey-outcome-score-for-trauma-development-and-validation-of-a-new-unifying-patient-reported-outcome-measure-for-orthopaedic-trauma
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Efthymios Iliopoulos, Sujit Agarwal, Arshad Khaleel
PURPOSE: Lately there is an increasing tendency of using Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) as a final indicator of the outcome of many surgical treatments in orthopaedics and in other medical specialties. Currently there are many outcome scores in orthopaedics and most of them are site specific. In the contrary there is a lack of trauma specific outcome scores. METHODS: We have designed a new PROM especially for orthopaedic trauma patients, in order to measure in what extent the patients manage to return to their pre-injury state...
November 4, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197087/vaginal-discharge-concentrations-of-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-creatinine-and-urea-for-the-diagnosis-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Zinatossadat Bouzari, Roza Shahhosseini, Meadeh Mohammadnetaj, Shahnaz Barat, Shahla Yazdani, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of vaginal discharge concentrations of β human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG), creatinine, and urea to identify premature rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted between 12 June, 2014, and 11 June, 2015, among 120 women who were admitted to an Iranian hospital at 28-41 weeks of pregnancy. Women with positive pooling and nitrazine test results were assigned to the PROM group (n=60), whereas those with negative test results were assigned to the control group (n=60)...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190355/trends-in-practice-and-outcomes-from-2011-to-2015-for-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-an-update-from-the-german-aortic-valve-registry-on-42%C3%A2-776-patients
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Buntaro Fujita, Stephan Ensminger, Timm Bauer, Helge Möllmann, Andreas Beckmann, Raffi Bekeredjian, Sabine Bleiziffer, Elke Schäfer, Christian W Hamm, Friedrich W Mohr, Hugo A Katus, Wolfgang Harringer, Thomas Walther, Christian Frerker
OBJECTIVES: Surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) is coming under close scrutiny with the recent upswing in the use of less invasive approaches. The aim of this analysis was to identify current trends in patient selection, procedural characteristics and outcomes after sAVR in Germany. METHODS: We analysed data from 42 776 patients included in the German Aortic Valve Registry who underwent sAVR with and without coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) between 2011 and 2015...
November 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184455/using-proms-to-guide-patients-and-practitioners-through-the-head-and-neck-cancer-journey
#16
REVIEW
Simon N Rogers, Brittany Barber
The measurement of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) following head and neck cancer (HNC) has the capacity to substantially enhance the care of patients and their care-givers following the diagnosis and treatment of HNC. Literature concerning PROMs has increased exponentially in the past 2 decades, producing a vast array of data upon which the multidisciplinary team can reflect. For this review, "Handle On QOL" has been used as a source of references to illustrate the points raised. PROMs are contextualized by considering the clinically-distinct key stages that cancer patients endure: diagnosis, treatment, acute toxicity, early recovery, late effects, recurrence, and palliation...
2017: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183910/predictors-of-quality-of-life-and-other-patient-reported-outcomes-in-the-panorama-multinational-study-of-people-with-type-2-diabetes
#17
Clare Bradley, Eveline Eschwège, Pedro de Pablos-Velasco, Klaus G Parhofer, Dominique Simon, Hans Vandenberghe, Linda Gönder-Frederick
OBJECTIVE: PANORAMA, a nine-country cross-sectional type 2 diabetes study, investigated factors associated with quality of life (QoL), health status, and other patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Patients were randomly or consecutively selected from primary/secondary care. PROMs included the Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQoL) (generic QoL item and average weighted impact [AWI] scores), Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ) (patient- and physician-completed), Hypoglycemia Fear Survey-II worry subscale, and the EuroQoL-5 Dimension visual analog scale (EQ-VAS) measuring patient-reported health...
November 28, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177239/genital-infections-and-reproductive-complications-associated-with-trichomonas-vaginalis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-streptococcus-agalactiae-in-women-of-qom-central-iran
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Mahmoud Nateghi Rostami, Batool Hossein Rashidi, Azam Habibi, Razieh Nazari, Masoumeh Dolati
Background: Trichomonas vaginalis (T.vaginalis) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N.gonorrhoeae) are two most common non-viral sexually transmitted infections in the world. No data are available regarding the epidemiology of genital infections in women of Qom, central Iran. Objective: Epidemiological investigation of sexually transmitted infections in genital specimens of women referred to the referral gynecology hospital in Qom, central Iran. Materials and Methods: Genital swab specimens were collected from women volunteers and used for identification of bacterial and protozoal infections by conventional microbial diagnostics, porA pseudo gene LightCycler® real-time PCR (for N...
June 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176767/h1n1-influenza-virus-infection-results-in-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-by-disrupting-tissue-specific-hormonal-regulation
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Elizabeth Q Littauer, E Stein Esser, Olivia Q Antao, Elena V Vassilieva, Richard W Compans, Ioanna Skountzou
Increased susceptibility to influenza virus infection during pregnancy has been attributed to immunological changes occurring before and during gestation in order to "tolerate" the developing fetus. These systemic changes are most often characterized by a suppression of cell-mediated immunity and elevation of humoral immune responses referred to as the Th1-Th2 shift. However, the underlying mechanisms which increase pregnant mothers' risk following influenza virus infection have not been fully elucidated. We used pregnant BALB/c mice during mid- to late gestation to determine the impact of a sub-lethal infection with A/Brisbane/59/07 H1N1 seasonal influenza virus on completion of gestation...
November 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172316/serving-the-customer-%C3%A2-do-patient-feedback-and-questionnaires-improve-quality
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Asma Keshtgar, Len D’Cruz
This review article aims to analyse whether patient feedback and questionnaires improve quality of care. It is recognized that patients cannot assess the medical competence of the clinician, yet patient experience provides an insight into the process of care through the patients’ eyes. Patient experience measures are more reliable for use to assess quality than patient satisfaction surveys. It is inappropriate to use patient satisfaction surveys as a basis for remuneration of dentists within the NHS. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) have been a successful measure of patient experience in medicine and their introduction to dentistry needs to be considered...
January 2017: Dental Update
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