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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898961/the-economic-impact-of-workplace-wellness-programmes-in-canada
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J C Jacobs, E Yaquian, S M Burke, M Rouse, G Zaric
Background: The economic benefits of workplace wellness programmes (WWPs) are commonly cited as a reason for employers to implement such programmes; however, there is limited evidence outside of the US context exploring their economic impact. US evidence is less relevant in countries such as Canada with universal publicly funded health systems because of the lower potential employer savings from WWPs. Aims: To conduct a systematic review of the Canadian literature investigating the economic impact of WWPs from an employer perspective...
August 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885940/collaborative-systems-biology-projects-for-the-military-medical-community
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Jeffrey J Zalatoris, Julia B Scheerer, Frank J Lebeda
INTRODUCTION: This pilot study was conducted to examine, for the first time, the ongoing systems biology research and development projects within the laboratories and centers of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The analysis has provided an understanding of the breadth of systems biology activities, resources, and collaborations across all USAMRMC subordinate laboratories. METHODS: The Systems Biology Collaboration Center at USAMRMC issued a survey regarding systems biology research projects to the eight U...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869006/amisulpride-augmentation-in-clozapine-unresponsive-schizophrenia-amicus-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomised-trial-of-clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness
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Thomas Re Barnes, Verity C Leeson, Carol Paton, Louise Marston, Linda Davies, William Whittaker, David Osborn, Raj Kumar, Patrick Keown, Rameez Zafar, Khalid Iqbal, Vineet Singh, Pavel Fridrich, Zachary Fitzgerald, Hemant Bagalkote, Peter M Haddad, Mariwan Husni, Tim Amos
BACKGROUND: When treatment-refractory schizophrenia shows an insufficient response to a trial of clozapine, clinicians commonly add a second antipsychotic, despite the lack of robust evidence to justify this practice. OBJECTIVES: The main objectives of the study were to establish the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of augmentation of clozapine medication with a second antipsychotic, amisulpride, for the management of treatment-resistant schizophrenia...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865474/barriers-and-facilitators-to-implementation-of-va-home-based-primary-care-on-american-indian-reservations-a-qualitative-multi-case-study
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B Josea Kramer, Sarah D Cote, Diane I Lee, Beth Creekmur, Debra Saliba
BACKGROUND: Veterans Health Affairs (VA) home-based primary care (HBPC) is an evidence-based interdisciplinary approach to non-institutional long-term care that was developed in urban settings to provide longitudinal care for vulnerable older patients. Under the authority of a Memorandum of Understanding between VA and Indian Health Service (IHS) to improve access to healthcare, 14 VA medical centers (VAMC) independently initiated plans to expand HBPC programs to rural American Indian reservations and 12 VAMC successfully implemented programs...
September 2, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857740/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-of-community-led-antipsychotic-drug-reduction-for-adults-with-learning-disabilities
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Rachel McNamara, Elizabeth Randell, David Gillespie, Fiona Wood, David Felce, Renee Romeo, Lianna Angel, Aude Espinasse, Kerry Hood, Amy Davies, Andrea Meek, Katy Addison, Glyn Jones, Paul Deslandes, David Allen, Martin Knapp, Ajay Thapar, Michael Kerr
BACKGROUND: Data suggest that approximately 50,000 adults with learning disabilities (LDs) in England and Wales are currently prescribed antipsychotic medication. Illness in this population is common, including significant rates of challenging behaviour and mental illness, but there is particular concern over the use of antipsychotics prescribed for reasons other than the treatment of psychosis. Control of challenging behaviour is the primary reason why such medications are prescribed despite the absence of good evidence for any therapeutic effect for this purpose...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854580/ovarian-response-to-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-what-does-serum-fsh-say
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Simone C Oudshoorn, Theodora C van Tilborg, Ouijdane Hamdine, Helen L Torrance, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Eef G W M Lentjes, Cornelis B Lambalk, Frank J M Broekmans
STUDY QUESTION: Do serum FSH levels on day of hCG trigger differ between women with a poor, normal or hyper response to a fixed daily dose of 150 IU recombinant FSH (rFSH)? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is no consistent relationship between ovarian response and serum FSH levels on day of hCG trigger in a 150 IU fixed dose treatment protocol. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: When ovarian response to stimulation for IVF/ICSI is suboptimal, the FSH dose is often adjusted in a subsequent cycle, thereby assuming that serum FSH levels were inadequate for optimal stimulation...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854072/acclimating-to-the-increase-in-statin-use-in-accountable-care-organizations-based-on-changes-in-quality-measures-a-report-from-the-accountable-care-organization-research-network-services-and-education
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Leah Bensimon, Genevieve Hale
The Accountable Care Organization Research Network, Services, and Education (ACORN SEED), founded by faculty members at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, is a group of pharmacists that provides unique pharmacy services to accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes, and management services organizations to help maximize shared savings and target medication-related issues, while promoting the pharmacy profession and unique learning experiences for pharmacy students within these settings...
September 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851412/influence-of-motor-skills-training-on-children-s-development-evaluated-in-the-motor-skills-in-preschool-mips-study-dk-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-nested-in-a-cohort-study
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Lise Hestbaek, Sarah Thurøe Andersen, Thomas Skovgaard, Line Groenholt Olesen, Mette Elmose, Dorthe Bleses, Simon Calmar Andersen, Henrik Hein Lauridsen
BACKGROUND: Good motor skills are considered important for children's physical, social, and psychological development, but the relationship is still poorly understood. Preschool age seems to be decisive for the development of motor skills and probably the most promising time-window in relation to preventive strategies based on improved motor skills. This research program has four overall aims: (1) investigation of the effect of a structured program aimed at improving motor skills in 3-6-year-old children on current and future motor skills, health, cognition, and wellbeing; (2) establish reference data on motor skills in 3-6-year-olds; (3) description of early development of musculoskeletal problems; and (4) establishment of a population-based cohort of 3-6-year-olds...
August 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841568/extended-device-profiles-and-testing-procedures-for-the-approval-process-of-integrated-medical-devices-using-the-ieee-11073-communication-standard
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Armin Janß, Johannes Thorn, Malte Schmitz, Alexander Mildner, Jasmin Dell'Anna-Pudlik, Martin Leucker, Klaus Radermacher
Nowadays, only closed and proprietary integrated operating room systems (IORS) from big manufacturers are available on the market. Hence, the interconnection of components from third-party vendors is only possible with increased time and costs. In the context of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)-funded project OR.NET (2012-2016), the open integration of medical devices from different manufacturers was addressed. An integrated operating theater based on the open communication standard IEEE 11073 shall give clinical operators the opportunity to choose medical devices independently of the manufacturer...
August 25, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832068/the-emerging-role-of-the-chief-research-informatics-officer-in-academic-health-centers
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L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Abu S M Mosa, Kate Fultz-Hollis, Umberto Tachinardi, William K Barnett, Peter J Embi
BACKGROUND: The role of the Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) is emerging in academic health centers to address the challenges clinical researchers face in the increasingly digitalized, data-intensive healthcare system. Most current CRIOs are the first officers in their institutions to hold that role. To date there is very little published information about this role and the individuals who serve it. OBJECTIVE: To increase our understanding of the CRIO role, the leaders who serve it, and the factors associated with their success in their organizations...
August 16, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821408/is-late-life-dependency-increasing-or-not-a-comparison-of-the-cognitive-function-and-ageing-studies-cfas
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Andrew Kingston, Pia Wohland, Raphael Wittenberg, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne, Fiona E Matthews, Carol Jagger
BACKGROUND: Little is known about how the proportions of dependency states have changed between generational cohorts of older people. We aimed to estimate years lived in different dependency states at age 65 years in 1991 and 2011, and new projections of future demand for care. METHODS: In this population-based study, we compared two Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS I and CFAS II) of older people (aged ≥65 years) who were permanently registered with a general practice in three defined geographical areas (Cambridgeshire, Newcastle, and Nottingham; UK)...
August 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793336/a-systematic-review-of-adverse-drug-events-associated-with-administration-of-common-asthma-medications-in-children
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James S Leung, David W Johnson, Arissa J Sperou, Jennifer Crotts, Erik Saude, Lisa Hartling, Antonia Stang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature and determine frequencies of adverse drug events (ADE) associated with pediatric asthma medications. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, we systematically searched six bibliographic databases between January 1991 and January 2017. Study eligibility, data extraction and quality assessment were independently completed and verified by two reviewers. We included randomized control trials (RCT), case-control, cohort, or quasi-experimental studies where the primary objective was identifying ADE in children 1 month- 18 years old exposed to commercial asthma medications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777929/human-germline-genome-editing
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Kelly E Ormond, Douglas P Mortlock, Derek T Scholes, Yvonne Bombard, Lawrence C Brody, W Andrew Faucett, Nanibaa' A Garrison, Laura Hercher, Rosario Isasi, Anna Middleton, Kiran Musunuru, Daniel Shriner, Alice Virani, Caroline E Young
With CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome-editing technologies, successful somatic and germline genome editing are becoming feasible. To respond, an American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) workgroup developed this position statement, which was approved by the ASHG Board in March 2017. The workgroup included representatives from the UK Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors, Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors, International Genetic Epidemiology Society, and US National Society of Genetic Counselors...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768613/medicine-goes-female-protocol-for-improving-career-options-of-females-and-working-conditions-for-researching-physicians-in-clinical-medical-research-by-organizational-transformation-and-participatory-design
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Joachim Hasebrook, Klaus Hahnenkamp, Wolfgang F F A Buhre, Dianne de Korte-de Boer, Ankie E W Hamaekers, Bibiana Metelmann, Camila Metelmann, Marina Bortul, Silvia Palmisano, Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, Andrius Macas, Janusz Andres, Anna Prokop-Dorner, Tomáš Vymazal, Juergen Hinkelmann, Sibyll Rodde, Bettina Pfleiderer
BACKGROUND: All European countries need to increase the number of health professionals in the near future. Most efforts have not brought the expected results so far. The current notion is that this is mainly related to the fact that female physicians will clearly outnumber their male colleagues within a few years in nearly all European countries. Still, women are underrepresented in leadership and research positions throughout Europe. OBJECTIVES: The MedGoFem project addresses multiple perspectives with the participation of multiple stakeholders...
August 2, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767499/clinician-investigator-training-and-the-need-to-pilot-new-approaches-to-recruiting-and-retaining-this-workforce
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Alison K Hall, Sherry L Mills, P Kay Lund
Clinician-investigators, also called physician-scientists, offer critical knowledge and perspectives that benefit research on basic science mechanisms, improved diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, population and outcomes medicine, health policy, and health services, yet few clinically trained health professionals pursue a research career. Sustaining this workforce requires attention to the unique challenges faced by investigators who must achieve clinical and research competence during training and their careers...
August 1, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756037/value-of-a-national-administrative-database-to-guide-public-decisions-from-the-syst%C3%A3-me-national-d-information-interr%C3%A3-gimes-de-l-assurance-maladie-sniiram-to-the-syst%C3%A3-me-national-des-donn%C3%A3-es-de-sant%C3%A3-snds-in-france
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REVIEW
P Tuppin, J Rudant, P Constantinou, C Gastaldi-Ménager, A Rachas, L de Roquefeuil, G Maura, H Caillol, A Tajahmady, J Coste, C Gissot, A Weill, A Fagot-Campagna
In 1999, French legislators asked health insurance funds to develop a système national d'information interrégimes de l'Assurance Maladie (SNIIRAM) [national health insurance information system] in order to more precisely determine and evaluate health care utilization and health care expenditure of beneficiaries. These data, based on almost 66 million inhabitants in 2015, have already been the subject of numerous international publications on various topics: prevalence and incidence of diseases, patient care pathways, health status and health care utilization of specific populations, real-life use of drugs, assessment of adverse effects of drugs or other health care procedures, monitoring of national health insurance expenditure, etc...
October 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755961/patient-engagement-in-the-design-and-execution-of-urologic-oncology-research
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REVIEW
Daniel J Lee, Svetlana Avulova, Ralph Conwill, Daniel A Barocas
INTRODUCTION: There have been significant effort and financial support to engage patients in the design and execution of medical research. However, little is known about the relative benefits or potential impact of involving patients in research, most efficient practices and systems to enhance their involvement, and potential barriers and challenges that are involved with engaging patients. In this review, we will discuss the value of patient centered research, review the challenges that many of these studies faced, and highlight potential future opportunities to enhance patient involvement in urologic research...
July 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737989/incremental-effect-of-the-addition-of-prescriber-restrictions-on-a-state-medicaid-s-pharmacy-only-patient-review-and-restriction-program
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Shellie L Keast, Timothy Pham, Ashley Teel, Nancy J Nesser
BACKGROUND: Patient review and restriction programs (PRRPs), used by state Medicaid programs to limit potential abuse and misuse of opioids and related controlled medications, often restrict members to a single pharmacy for controlled medications. While most states use a restricted pharmacy access model, not all states include restricted prescriber access. Oklahoma Medicaid (MOK) added a restricted prescriber access feature to its PRRP in July 2014. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incremental effect that the addition of a prescriber restriction to MOK's pharmacy-only PRRP had on the pharmacy and resource utilization of the enrolled members...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729776/expenditure-of-hospital-care-on-cancer-in-china-from-2011-to-2015
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Yue Cai, Ming Xue, Wanqing Chen, Maogui Hu, Zhiwen Miao, Lan Lan, Rongshou Zheng, Qun Meng
OBJECTIVE: A solid understanding of levels and trends of spending on cancer is important to evaluate whether our healthcare resources were wisely spent and to prioritize future resources for cancer treatment and prevention. However, studies on economic burden of cancers in China are scant and the results are inconsistent. METHODS: The Chinese hospital information database and nearly 350 million inpatient medical record data were used. As the ratios of cancer inpatient payments to total inpatient payments were mainly influenced by the grades and sites of hospitals, the estimates of payments of cancer inpatients in this study were stratified by hospital grades and provinces...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707476/clinical-research-and-the-medical-research-future-fund
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Michael Berk, Rob Ramsay
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July 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
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