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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228022/can-conditional-cash-transfers-improve-the-uptake-of-nutrition-interventions-and-household-food-security-evidence-from-odisha-s-mamata-scheme
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Kalyani Raghunathan, Suman Chakrabarti, Rasmi Avula, Sunny S Kim
There is considerable global evidence on the effectiveness of cash transfers in improving health and nutrition outcomes; however, the evidence from South Asia, particularly India, is limited. In the context of India where more than a third of children are undernourished, and where there is considerable under-utilization of health and nutrition interventions, it is opportune to investigate the impact of cash transfer programs on the use of interventions. We study one conditional cash transfer program, Mamata scheme, implemented in the state of Odisha, in India that targeted pregnant and lactating women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227054/auditing-surgical-service-provision-at-a-south-african-tertiary-institution-implications-for-the-development-of-district-services
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G L Laing, D L Skinner, J L Bruce, C Aldous, V Govindasamy, S R Thomson, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of resources within South African state hospitals has been hampered by a paucity of data due to a lack of robust auditing information systems. This study reviews the use of a Hybrid Electronic Medical Record (HEMR) system to capture and aggregate data pertaining to the inpatient service demands on a South African tertiary surgical service. This dataset was used to analyse the appropriateness of tertiary surgical resource utilisation. METHOD: The HEMR system was implemented at Greys Hospital, in the city of Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa on 1 January 2013...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223194/hospital-confirmed-acute-myocardial-infarction-prehospital-identification-using-the-medical-priority-dispatch-system
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Jeff J Clawson, Isabel Gardett, Greg Scott, Conrad Fivaz, Tracey Barron, Meghan Broadbent, Christopher Olola
Introduction Early recognition of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can increase the patient's likelihood of survival. As the first point of contact for patients accessing medical care through emergency services, emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) represent the earliest potential identification point for AMIs. The objective of the study was to determine how AMI cases were coded and prioritized at the dispatch point, and also to describe the distribution of these cases by patient age and gender. Hypothesis/Problem No studies currently exist that describe the EMD's ability to correctly triage AMIs into Advanced Life Support (ALS) response tiers...
December 10, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222670/venetoclax-for-treating-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Hema Mistry, Chidozie Nduka, Martin Connock, Jill Colquitt, Theodoros Mantopoulos, Emma Loveman, Renata Walewska, James Mason
Venetoclax is licensed to treat relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). As part of the Single Technology Appraisal (STA) ID944, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited AbbVie, the manufacturer, to submit evidence on the use of venetoclax, within its licensed indication. The Evidence Review Group (ERG), Warwick Evidence, was asked to provide an independent and critical review of the submitted evidence. Evidence came from three single-arm trials in CLL patients with or without 17p deletion [del(17p])/TP53 chromosomal abnormalities...
December 8, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219874/experiences-of-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-the-use-of-telecare-in-home-care-services-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Cecilie Karlsen, Mette Spliid Ludvigsen, Carl Erik Moe, Kristin Haraldstad, Elin Thygesen
BACKGROUND: The aging population will lead to a rise in the number of people with age-related diseases, and increasing demand for home care services. Telecare is seen as a solution to this challenge by promoting aging in place. Nevertheless, there is still a poor understanding of older adults' experiences with the actual use of telecare. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to identify and synthesize the best available qualitative evidence of community-dwelling older adults' experience with the use of telecare in home care services...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218747/patient-characteristics-and-outcome-measurement-in-a-low-secure-forensic-hospital
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Laura Longdon, Rachel Edworthy, Jeremy Resnick, Adrian Byrne, Martin Clarke, Natalie Cheung, Najat Khalifa
BACKGROUND: Health services are increasingly required to measure outcomes after treatment, which can be reported to the funding body and may be scrutinised by the public. Extensive high-quality measurements are time consuming. Routinely collected clinical data might, if anonymised, provide good enough evidence of useful change consequent on service received. RESEARCH QUESTION: Do the Health of the Nation Scale and the 20-item Historical, Clinical, Risk structured professional judgement tool scores provide evidence of clinical and risk change among low security hospital patients at 6 and 12 months after admission? METHODS: One hundred and eight men were either resident on the unit on 1 January 2011 or new admissions to the census date of 31 May 2013...
December 7, 2017: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: CBMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217362/rethinking-prehospital-stroke-notification-assessing-utility-of-emergency-medical-services-impression-and-cincinnati-prehospital-stroke-scale
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Stephen W English, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Jay Mandrekar, James P Klaas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although prehospital stroke notification has improved stroke treatment, incorporation of these systems into existing infrastructure has resulted in new challenges. The goal of our study was to design an effective prehospital notification system that allows for early and accurate identification of patients presenting with acute stroke. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective single-center cohort study of patients presenting with suspicion of acute stroke from 2014 to 2015...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217101/a-novel-in-situ-simulation-intervention-used-to-mitigate-an-outbreak-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Kathleen Gibbs, Samuel DeMaria, Scarlett McKinsey, Andrea Fede, Anne Harrington, Deborah Hutchison, Carol Torchen, Adam Levine, Andrew Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: To describe the successful implementation of an in situ simulation program to diagnose and correct latent safety threats in a level 4 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to mitigate a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak. STUDY DESIGN: An investigational report describes a simulation intervention that occurred during a 4-month MRSA outbreak in a single-center, 46-bed, newly renovated level 4 NICU. The simulation program was developed for all NICU providers in which they were exposed to a 30-minute in situ human simulation intervention that included education, evaluation, and debriefing to resolve perceived or observed latent safety threats...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216871/mental-health-literacy-among-pediatric-hospital-staff-in-the-united-arab-emirates
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Nabeel Al-Yateem, Rachel Rossiter, Walter Robb, Alaa Ahmad, Mahmoud Saleh Elhalik, Sumaya Albloshi, Shameran Slewa-Younan
BACKGROUND: In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 35% of the population are aged 0-24 years. A significant proportion of these young people are living with chronic conditions (e.g., asthma, type 1 diabetes, cardiac conditions, and genetically-transmitted conditions such as thalassemia and cystic fibrosis). This group has increased vulnerability to developmental delays and mental health problems, and is increasingly coming to the attention of service providers in mainstream schools, primary healthcare centers, and pediatric hospitals...
December 8, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214619/real-time-interrater-reliability-of-a-novel-musculoskeletal-readiness-screening-tool
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Mark D Thelen, Shane L Koppenhaver, Shanee E Allen, Michael U Bolduc, Riley K Quan, Anne E Sidwell
Military service members receive regular screenings for a variety of health conditions, but a field-expedient and military-specific screening tool that identifies an individual's risk for injury has not yet been identified. The purpose of this study is to describe the conduct of a novel musculoskeletal readiness screening tool (MRST) and evaluate the real-time interrater reliability of the MRST when scored by raters with differing levels of medical experience. MATERIALS/METHODS: This study included a convenience sample of 40 active duty military participants (30 male, 10 female, mean age 29...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214588/immunological-rare-diseases
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Simone Baldovino, Elisa Menegatti, Dario Roccatello, Savino Sciascia
The immune system is delegated to defend the body from attacks from outside or inside. Many diseases can affect immune system reducing its ability to defend self or inducing an abnormal response against external or internal antigens. Rare diseases affecting immune system present some issue in common with other rare diseases and some peculiarities due to the huge variability in the disease's expression. However, a correct estimation of the epidemiology of rare disorders is necessary for evaluating the prognosis and the responses to new therapies, for planning proper public health services, and finally to establish fair and sustainable prices for innovative medicines...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214135/developing-procedures-to-improve-therapist-child-rapport-in-early-intervention
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Ashley M Lugo, Melissa L King, John C Lamphere, Paige E McArdle
Rapport is a primary component in the development of a therapeutic relationship between health-service professionals and clients. Presession pairing is a procedure often recommended in behavior analytic practice to build rapport with clients. However, many service providers may not exhibit presession pairing skills correctly or at a sufficient rate. The current study aimed to operationally define therapist behaviors that are indicative of presession pairing and to train direct care staff to implement said skills...
December 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213301/including-refugees-in-disease-elimination-challenges-observed-from-a-sleeping-sickness-programme-in-uganda
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Jennifer J Palmer, Okello Robert, Freddie Kansiime
Background: Ensuring equity between forcibly-displaced and host area populations is a key challenge for global elimination programmes. We studied Uganda's response to the recent refugee influx from South Sudan to identify key governance and operational lessons for national sleeping sickness programmes working with displaced populations today. A refugee policy which favours integration of primary healthcare services for refugee and host populations and the availability of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to detect sleeping sickness at this health system level makes Uganda well-placed to include refugees in sleeping sickness surveillance...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212862/ataxia-with-oculomotor-apraxia-type-2-an-evolving-axonal-neuropathy
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Tahira N Choudry, David Hilton-Jones, Graham Lennox, Henry Houlden
A 23-year-old woman had presented initially to a podiatrist complaining of poorly fitting shoes during her adolescence. After extensive neurological review, she was diagnosed with ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 2. This is a progressive autosomal recessive ataxia associated with cerebellar atrophy, peripheral neuropathy and an elevated serum α-fetoprotein. Within Europe, it is the most frequent autosomal recessive ataxia after Friedreich's ataxia and is due to mutations in the senataxin (SETX) gene. The age of onset is approximately 15 years...
December 6, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211793/assessing-infection-control-practices-to-protect-health-care-workers-and-patients-in-malawi-from-nosocomial-transmission-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Robert J Flick, Adamson Munthali, Katherine Simon, Mina Hosseinipour, Maria H Kim, Lameck Mlauzi, Peter N Kazembe, Saeed Ahmed
Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) in health settings threatens health care workers and people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nosocomial transmission is reduced with implementation of infection control (IC) guidelines. The objective of this study is to describe implementation of TB IC measures in Malawi. We conducted a cross-sectional study utilizing anonymous health worker questionnaires, semi-structured interviews with facility managers, and direct observations at 17 facilities in central Malawi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208588/app-supported-promotion-of-child-growth-and-development-by-community-health-workers-in-kenya-feasibility-and-acceptability-study
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Alastair van Heerden, Debjeet Sen, Chris Desmond, Julia Louw, Linda Richter
BACKGROUND: Early childhood is a critical phase of development. In low resource settings, monitoring this stage of development and providing appropriate and timely feedback is a challenge. Community-based service providers play a key role in promoting early childhood development in areas where government services are weak. These community-based service providers are also tasked with the collection of monitoring and evaluation data for donors and local government. Usually, collection of these data aims to provide accountability, learning, and correction leading to improvement...
December 5, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207713/analysis-of-patient-s-satisfaction-with-phlebotomy-services-in-nabh-accredited-neuropsychiatric-hospital-an-effective-tool-for-improvement
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Anshu Gupta, Tanima Dwivedi, Sadhana, Raju Chaudhary
Introduction: Patient's satisfaction is the need of the hour and one of the most important quality indicators in the laboratory medicine. Aim: To assess the patient's satisfaction with phlebotomy services in a neuropsychiatric hospital by a structured questionnaire with grading scale. Also, identify the problems causing dissatisfactions and to undertake necessary Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA). Materials and Methods: Total 1200 patients were randomly selected over a period of two months (June and July 2016)...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203025/demographic-determinants-of-chemical-safety-information-recall-in-workers-and-consumers-in-south-africa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Farzana Sathar, Mohamed Aqiel Dalvie, Hanna-Andrea Rother, Leslie London
BACKGROUND: Chemical hazard communication is intended to alert users of the potential hazards of chemicals. Hazard information needs to be understood and recalled. Recall of hazard communication is critical when the written form of the information is not available at the time it is required. METHODS: A cross-sectional study investigating associations between recall of chemical safety information on labels amongst 402 participants including 315 workers and 87 consumers in two provinces of South Africa...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195498/correction-to-risk-management-of-emergency-service-vehicle-crashes-in-the-united-states-fire-service-process-outputs-and-recommendations
#19
David P Bui, Keshia Pollack Porter, Stephanie Griffin, Dustin D French, Alesia M Jung, Stephen Crothers, Jefferey L Burgess
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the second author's name was published incorrectly. Previously included as "Keshia P. Porter", the full and correct name should be "Keshia Pollack Porter". This has now been corrected in the original version of the article.
December 1, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191678/comparison-of-digital-color-fundus-imaging-and-fluorescein-angiographic-findings-for-the-early-detection-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-young-type-1-diabetic-patients
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Z Kapsala, A Anastasakis, D Mamoulakis, I Maniadaki, M Tsilimbaris
PURPOSE: To compare the findings from digital 7-field color fundus (CF) photography and fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) in young patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) type 1 without known diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: In this prospective, observational cohort study, 54 type 1 diabetic patients were recruited. Participants had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) for at least 6 years, had Best Corrected Visual Acuity of 20/25 or better and did not have any known retinal pathology...
November 27, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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