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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352836/implementation-of-the-integrated-palliative-care-outcome-scale-in-acute-care-settings-a-feasibility-study
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Susanne Lind, J Sandberg, T Brytting, C J Fürst, L Wallin
OBJECTIVE: Although hospitals have been described as inadequate place for end-of-life care, many deaths still occur in hospital settings. Although patient-reported outcome measures have shown positive effects for patients in need of palliative care, little is known about how to implement them. We aimed to explore the feasibility of a pilot version of an implementation strategy for the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (IPOS) in acute care settings. METHOD: A strategy, including information, training, and facilitation to support the use of IPOS, was developed and carried out at three acute care units...
January 21, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351996/altered-chemomechanical-coupling-causes-impaired-motility-of-the-kinesin-4-motors-kif27-and-kif7
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Yang Yue, T Lynne Blasius, Stephanie Zhang, Shashank Jariwala, Benjamin Walker, Barry J Grant, Jared C Cochran, Kristen J Verhey
Kinesin-4 motors play important roles in cell division, microtubule organization, and signaling. Understanding how motors perform their functions requires an understanding of their mechanochemical and motility properties. We demonstrate that KIF27 can influence microtubule dynamics, suggesting a conserved function in microtubule organization across the kinesin-4 family. However, kinesin-4 motors display dramatically different motility characteristics: KIF4 and KIF21 motors are fast and processive, KIF7 and its Drosophila melanogaster homologue Costal2 (Cos2) are immotile, and KIF27 is slow and processive...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351792/successful-recruitment-to-trials-findings-from-the-scimitar-trial
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Emily Peckham, Catherine Arundel, Della Bailey, Tracy Callen, Christina Cusack, Suzanne Crosland, Penny Foster, Hannah Herlihy, James Hope, Suzy Ker, Tayla McCloud, Crystal-Bella Romain-Hooper, Alison Stribling, Peter Phiri, Ellen Tait, Simon Gilbody
BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials (RCT) can struggle to recruit to target on time. This is especially the case with hard to reach populations such as those with severe mental ill health. The SCIMITAR+ trial, a trial of a bespoke smoking cessation intervention for people with severe mental ill health achieved their recruitment ahead of time and target. This article reports strategies that helped us to achieve this with the aim of aiding others recruiting from similar populations...
January 19, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351712/-immigrated-physicians-chances-and-challenges
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Isabel Hohmann, Heide Glaesmer, Yuriy Nesterko
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In the health care infrastructure of Germany a demand for physicians with immigrant background exists. The situation of immigrated physicians is largely unexplored so far. In the framework of a pilot study stressors and resources of physicians with immigrant background have been explored concerning their migration-related experiences at German hospitals, and within the medical team. METHODS: As part of a qualitative analysis 8 physicians with immigrant background have been interviewed (problem-centered interview) from July to September 2014...
January 19, 2018: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350709/pricks-of-conscience-a-needle-phobic-patient-s-experience-of-compassionate-nursing-care-%C3%A2
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Charles Roussel
An oncology nurse's warmth, humor, and compassionate care have helped even the odds in my wife's decade-long battle with incurable cancer. Needle phobia and a complex chemotherapy regimen have made for a challenging course of treatment. However, working closely with us, my wife's care team has given us back the control that can so easily ebb with remission and relapse. 
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February 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349522/team-based-care-with-pharmacists-to-improve-blood-pressure-a-review-of-recent-literature
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REVIEW
Korey A Kennelty, Linnea A Polgreen, Barry L Carter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review studies published since 2014 that examined team-based care strategies and involved pharmacists to improve blood pressure (BP). We then discuss opportunities and challenges to sustainment of team-based care models in primary care clinics. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple studies presented in this review have demonstrated that team-based care including pharmacists can improve BP management. Studies highlighted the cost-effectiveness of a team-based pharmacy intervention for BP control in primary care clinics...
January 18, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348272/use-of-computer-technology-during-family-centered-rounds-a-qualitative-study-of-parent-perspectives
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Jeremy Kern, Priti Bhansali
OBJECTIVES: Physicians often use computer technologies to assist in work activities, including family-centered rounds (FCR), but little is known about the attitudes of families on the use of these technologies. We aimed to describe these perceptions on the presence and use of computer technologies during FCR. METHODS: We conducted observations of FCR from a parent's visual perspective to "see what they see." This was followed by in-depth interviews with the families of patients admitted to the hospitalist service at our institution to describe their experience with the use of computer technology by the medical team during FCR...
January 18, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346690/using-standardized-patient-assessments-to-evaluate-a-health-literacy-curriculum
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Gail S Marion, Jade M Hairston, Stephen W Davis, Julienne K Kirk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients' health literacy is a growing concern as patients are expected to perform more self-care. While many US schools implement health literacy in their curricula, time spent on the topic ranges from 0 to 8 hours and is largely didactic. Evaluation of health literacy skills is not well defined. The effectiveness of a health literacy curriculum for third-year medical students was evaluated by two standardized patients assessments (SPAs). METHODS: All third-year medical students complete a required 4-week clerkship in family medicine...
January 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345801/individual-psychological-therapy-in-an-acute-inpatient-setting-service-user-and-psychologist-perspectives
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Catherine Small, Nancy Pistrang, Vyv Huddy, Claire Williams
OBJECTIVES: The acute inpatient setting poses potential challenges to delivering one-to-one psychological therapy; however, there is little research on the experiences of both receiving and delivering therapies in this environment. This qualitative study aimed to explore service users' and psychologists' experiences of undertaking individual therapy in acute inpatient units. It focused on the relationship between service users and psychologists, what service users found helpful or unhelpful, and how psychologists attempted to overcome any challenges in delivering therapy...
January 18, 2018: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344951/the-rise-of-a-novel-classification-system-for-endometrial-carcinoma-integration-of-molecular-subclasses
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REVIEW
Jessica McAlpine, Alicia Leon-Castillo, Tjalling Bosse
Endometrial cancer is a clinically heterogeneous disease and it is becoming increasingly clear that this heterogeneity may be a function of the diversity of the underlying molecular alterations. Recent large scale genomic studies have revealed that endometrial cancer can be divided into at least four distinct molecular subtypes, with well described underlying genomic aberrations. These subtypes can be reliably delineated and carry significant prognostic as well as predictive information; embracing and incorporating them into clinical practice is thus attractive...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343890/first-two-bilateral-hand-transplantations-in-india-part-2-technical-details
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Mohit Sharma, Subramania Iyer, P Kishore, Jimmy Mathew, Raghuveer Reddy, Janarthanan Ramu, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan, Abhijeet Wakure, S M Mali Chetan, Visakh Varma, Ashish Chaudhari, Swapnil Dhake, Akshay Omkumar, Jerry Paul, Sunil Rajan, Ayyappan Nair, Druvan Shaji
Introduction: This article deals with two patients who underwent bilateral hand transplantation following amputation of both upper limbs at the distal third of the foream. Materials and Methods: The first patient had a history of loss of hands in a train accident , with possiblity of a run over element during the injury. The second patient lost his both hands in a mine blast. The preoperative work up included detailed clinical and psychological evaluation. The donor retrieval was similar in both the cases and the donors were housed in our own instittution...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343889/first-two-bilateral-hand-transplantations-in-india-part-1-from-vision-to-reality
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Subramania Iyer, Mohit Sharma, P Kishore, Jimmy Mathew, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan, Janarthanan Ramu, Abhijeet Wakure, Raghuveer Reddy, S M Mali Chetan, Visakh Varma, Ashish Chaudhari, Swapnil Dhake, Akshay Omkumar, V G Prasad
Introduction: Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation is a relatively new concept, which was unavailable in the Indian subcontinent till a bilateral hand transplant was carried out successfully in January 2015. Materials and Methods: The setting up of the transplant programme involved obtaining legal clearances, creating public awareness, harnessing the institutional facilities, drawing up protocols, assembling the surgical team, managing immunological issues, rehabilitation and preparing the ancillary services...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341963/role-of-the-anesthesiologist-intensivist-outside-the-icu-opportunity-to-add-value-for-the-hospital-or-an-unnecessary-distraction
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Suzanne Bennett, Erin Grawe, Courtney Jones, Sean A Josephs, Maggie Mechlin, William E Hurford
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Given the extremely expensive nature of critical care medicine, it seems logical that intensivists should play an active role in designing efficient systems of care. The true value of intensivists, however, is not well defined. RECENT FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists have taken key roles in improving patient safety in the operating room. Anesthesia-related mortality rates have decreased from 20 deaths per 100 000 anesthetics in the early 1980s to less than one death per 100 000 currently...
January 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341818/medicine-as-it-should-be-teaching-team-and-teamwork-during-a-palliative-care-clerkship
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Barbara A Head, Christian Davis Furman, Andrew M Lally, Kimberly Leake, Mark Pfeifer
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an important component of medical education. Rotations with palliative care interdisciplinary teams (IDTs) provide an optimal environment for IPE and teaching teamwork skills. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the learning of senior medical students during a palliative care rotation. DESIGN: A constant comparison method based on grounded theory was used in this qualitative study. SETTING/SUBJECTS: Senior medical students completed a semi-structured reflective writing exercise after a required one-week palliative care clerkship...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339717/complex-reconstruction-with-flaps-after-abdominoperineal-resection-and-groin-dissection-for-anal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-difficult-case-involving-many-specialities
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Claudia Reali, Richard Guy, Christopher R Darby, Lucy Cogswell, Roel Hompes
BACKGROUND Anal squamous cell carcinoma accounts for about 2-4% of all lower gastrointestinal malignancies, with a distant disease reported in less than 5%. Although surgical treatment is rarely necessary, this often involve large dissections and difficult reconstructive procedures. CASE REPORT We present a complex but successful case of double-flap reconstruction after abdominoperineal resection and groin dissection for anal squamous cell carcinoma (cT3N3M0) with metastatic right inguinal lymph nodes and ipsilateral threatening of femoral vessels...
January 17, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338994/both-patients-and-maternity-care-providers-can-benefit-from-payment-reform-four-steps-to-prepare
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Malini A Nijagal, Neel T Shah, Jeff Levin-Scherz
Many Medicaid programs and private health plans are implementing new models of maternity care reimbursement, and clinicians face mounting pressure to demonstrate high quality care at lower cost. Clinicians will be better prepared to meet these challenges with a fuller understanding of new payment models and the opportunities they present. We describe the structure of maternity care "episode payments" and recommend four ways that clinicians can prepare for success as value-based payment models are implemented: identify opportunities to improve outcomes and experience, measure quality, reduce waste and work in teams across settings...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336830/interdisciplinary-development-and-implementation-of-a-dementia-skills-training-program-in-a-va-community-living-center-a-pilot-study
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Lindsay A Gerolimatos, Kyle S Page, Phyllis Balestracci, Kate L M Hinrichs
This pilot study investigates the usefulness of a dementia care training program developed by an interdisciplinary team to address problem behaviors associated with dementia. Staff members of a VA Community Living Center completed an 8-hour workshop covering fundamental knowledge about dementia and instruction in skills to use with patients through video, lecture, and role-plays. Measures on dementia knowledge and perceived self-efficacy were completed by staff members before and after the workshop. Results revealed increases in self-efficacy and knowledge, with particular gains in general knowledge of dementia and communicating with patients...
January 11, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336644/evidence-education-and-multi-disciplinary-integration-are-needed-to-embed-exercise-into-lung-cancer-clinical-care-a-qualitative-study-involving-physiotherapists
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Catherine L Granger, Selina M Parry, Linda Denehy, Louisa Remedios
AIMS: To explore physiotherapists perceptions regarding barriers and enablers to embedding exercise into routine lung cancer clinical care. DESIGN: Qualitative study (content analysis). Eight physiotherapists working in the area of lung cancer at five hospitals participated. The focus group was conducted, transcribed verbatim and independently crosschecked. Thematic analysis was utilized. RESULTS: The data generated four major themes: evidence justifying exercise; staffing and services; maximising the efficacy of interventions; and hospital culture...
January 16, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336276/streamlining-the-medication-review-process-by-use-of-a-new-review-tool-chart
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Quincy Ostrem, Stephen Carlson, Brady Hamilton
OBJECTIVE: The Carlson-Hamilton Adult Medication Review Tool (CHART) represents an effort to improve the approach to geriatric care by streamlining the medication review process and identifying potential medication issues that may be relevant to patient's cognitive presentation and impact clinical decision making. SETTING: CHART was created at a behavioral health facility. The most common primary diagnoses on this unit include new onset psychosis and recent mental status changes...
January 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335234/a-patient-held-smartcard-with-a-unique-identifier-and-an-mhealth-platform-to-improve-the-availability-of-prenatal-test-results-in-rural-nigeria-demonstration-study
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Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, Chuka Eze, John Olajide Olawepo, Juliet Iwelunmor, Daniel F Sarpong, Amaka Grace Ogidi, Dina Patel, John Okpanachi Oko, Chima Onoka, Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue
BACKGROUND: Community-based strategies to test for HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and sickle cell disease (SCD) have expanded opportunities to increase the proportion of pregnant women who are aware of their diagnosis. In order to use this information to implement evidence-based interventions, these results have to be available to skilled health providers at the point of delivery. Most electronic health platforms are dependent on the availability of reliable Internet connectivity and, thus, have limited use in many rural and resource-limited settings...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
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