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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532305/production-and-use-of-estimates-for-monitoring-progress-in-the-health-sector-the-case-of-bangladesh
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Karar Zunaid Ahsan, Tazeen Tahsina, Afrin Iqbal, Nazia Binte Ali, Suman Kanti Chowdhury, Tanvir M Huda, Shams El Arifeen
BACKGROUND:  In order to support the progress towards the post-2015 development agenda for the health sector, the importance of high-quality and timely estimates has become evident both globally and at the country level. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Based on desk review, key informant interviews and expert panel discussions, the paper critically reviews health estimates from both the local (i.e. nationally generated information by the government and other agencies) and the global sources (which are mostly modeled or interpolated estimates developed by international organizations based on different sources of information), and assesses the country capacity and monitoring strategies to meet the increasing data demand in the coming years...
January 2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527721/indicators-and-outcomes-of-transfer-to-tertiary-pediatric-hospitals-for-patients-with-testicular-torsion
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Janae Preece, Christina Ching, Katelyn Yackey, Venkata Jayanthi, Daryl McLeod, Seth Alpert, Daniel DaJusta
INTRODUCTION: Testicular torsion threatens testicular viability with increased risk of loss with delayed management. Still, healthy adolescents continue to be transferred from community hospitals to tertiary hospitals for surgical management for torsion even though adult urologists may be available. We sought to determine reasons behind patient transfer and to evaluate whether transfer to tertiary centers for testicular torsion leads to increased rates of testicular loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for patients presenting to our free-standing pediatric tertiary care facility with surgically confirmed testicular torsion during the 5-year period between January 2011 and January 2016...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521798/use-of-malaria-rdts-in-various-health-contexts-across-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review
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Matthew R Boyce, Wendy P O'Meara
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends parasitological confirmation of malaria prior to treatment. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) represent one diagnostic method that is used in a variety of contexts to overcome limitations of other diagnostic techniques. Malaria RDTs increase the availability and feasibility of accurate diagnosis and may result in improved quality of care. Though RDTs are used in a variety of contexts, no studies have compared how well or effectively RDTs are used across these contexts...
May 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521281/functional-connectivity-in-incarcerated-male-adolescents-with-psychopathic-traits
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Sandra Thijssen, Kent A Kiehl
The present study examined the association between psychopathic traits and functional connectivity in 177 incarcerated male adolescents. We hypothesized that psychopathic symptoms would be associated with functional connectivity within networks encompassing limbic and paralimbic regions, such as the default mode (DMN), salience networks (SN), and executive control network (ECN). The present sample was drawn from the Southwest Advanced Neuroimaging Cohort, Youth sample, and from research at a youth detention facility in Wisconsin...
May 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513515/relationship-between-knowledge-and-quality-of-asthma-care-among-physicians-in-south-west-nigeria
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B Adeniyi, O Ilesanmi, D Obaseki, O Desalu, B Betiku, G Erhabor
INTRODUCTION: Adequate knowledge of asthma management and adherence to international guidelines are known to increase the quality of care offered by Physicians. We conducted this study to assess the level of asthma knowledge and quality of care among physicians practicing in Ondo State. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional survey of 96 physicians from various specialties participating in a continuous professional development (CPD) lecture using adapted questionnaires...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513404/-a-bomb-attack-in-the-netherlands-how-would-we-provide-hospital-care
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J J M Haverkort, M B de Jong, L L van Spengler, L P H Leenen
- There is an ever-present threat of large-scale incidents and disasters, such as terrorism and natural disasters.- Preparation and planning are the key to successful response to major incidents and disasters, which is why education, training sessions and exercises take place in the Netherlands.- Analysis of recent large-scale incidents in Europe and the USA emphasises the importance of adequate distribution of the wounded to centres where the correct care can be provided.- A major step has been taken in the Netherlands to provide for such an eventuality with the introduction of distribution plans for the wounded, and other initiatives such as a regional hospital disaster plan...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511055/professional-midwifery-in-guatemala-a-qualitative-exploration-of-perceptions-attitudes-and-expectations-among-stakeholders
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Anna Summer, Sylvia Guendelman, Edgar Kestler, Dilys Walker
BACKGROUND: Despite recommendations that women give birth with a skilled birth attendant (SBA), 70% of births in Guatemala occur outside health facilities with informally trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs). To increase SBA in rural, indigenous communities, a professional midwifery school accredited by the government is scheduled to open in 2017. Drawing from Filby's model on barriers to the successful integration of professional midwifery into health systems, this paper aims to identify threats - and facilitators-toward professional midwifery's re-introduction in Guatemala...
May 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505339/labrs-a-rosetta-stone-for-retrospective-standardization-of-clinical-laboratory-test-results
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Ronald George Hauser, Douglas B Quine, Alex Ryder
Objective: Clinical laboratories in the United States do not have an explicit result standard to report the 7 billion laboratory tests results they produce each year. The absence of standardized test results creates inefficiencies and ambiguities for secondary data users. We developed and tested a tool to standardize the results of laboratory tests in a large, multicenter clinical data warehouse. Methods: Laboratory records, each of which consisted of a laboratory result and a test identifier, from 27 diverse facilities were captured from 2000 through 2015...
May 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499384/quality-of-care-in-family-planning-services-in-senegal-and-their-outcomes
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Shireen Assaf, Wenjuan Wang, Lindsay Mallick
BACKGROUND: High quality of care in family planning (FP) services has been found to be associated with increased and continued use of contraceptive methods. The interpersonal skills and technical competence of the provider is one of the main components of quality of care. To study the process component of quality of care, the distribution of the FP counseling topics was examined by client, provider and facility characteristics. To assess the outcomes of quality of care, client satisfaction and their knowledge of their method's protection from STIs were used...
May 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498166/effectiveness-of-telehealth-on-correctional-facility-health-care-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Jaime Wheeler, Elizabeth Hinton
The objective of this review is to identify the effectiveness of telehealth in improving correctional facility health care. The outcomes of the review will include the primary outcomes of access to health care and costs associated with health care and the secondary outcome of virologic suppression.Specifically, the review question is: What is the effect of telehealth compared to usual care on improving correctional facility health care and decreasing costs in correctional facility health care?
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495906/emergency-corneal-grafting-in-the-uk-a-6-year-analysis-of-the-uk-transplant-registry
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Parwez Hossain, Abdo Karim Tourkmani, Dimitri Kazakos, Mark Jones, David Anderson
BACKGROUND: Corneal graft (CG) surgery is the most common and successful tissue transplant worldwide. A small and important group of patients are operated in emergency situations, typically to save a perforated eye. Our knowledge of the indications and outcomes of emergency corneal graft (eCG) is limited. METHODS: Retrospective, multifactorial analysis of all CGs registered by the UK Transplant Service from April 1999 to March 2005. RESULTS: A total of 12 976 CGs were performed...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493131/filter-aided-sample-preparation-fasp-for-improved-proteome-analysis-of-recombinant-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Orla Coleman, Michael Henry, Martin Clynes, Paula Meleady
Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are the most commonly used mammalian host cell line for biopharmaceutical production because of their ability to correctly fold and posttranslationally modify recombinant proteins that are compatible with human use. Proteomics, along with other 'omic platforms, are being used to understand the biology of CHO cells with the ultimate aim of enhancing CHO cell factories for more efficient production of biopharmaceuticals. In this chapter, we will describe an efficient protocol called Filter Aided Sample Preparation (FASP) for the extraction of proteins from CHO cells for proteomic studies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472677/an-automated-system-for-positive-reinforcement-training-of-group-housed-macaque-monkeys-at-breeding-and-research-facilities
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Jennifer Tulip, Jonas B Zimmermann, David Farningham, Andrew Jackson
BACKGROUND: Behavioural training through positive reinforcement techniques is a well-recognised refinement to laboratory animal welfare. Behavioural neuroscience research requires subjects to be trained to perform repetitions of specific behaviours for food/fluid reward. Some animals fail to perform at a sufficient level, limiting the amount of data that can be collected and increasing the number of animals required for each study. NEW METHOD: We have implemented automated positive reinforcement training systems (comprising a button press task with variable levels of difficulty using LED cues and a fluid reward) at the breeding facility and research facility, to compare performance across these different settings, to pre-screen animals for selection and refine training protocols...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468663/evaluating-malaria-case-management-at-public-health-facilities-in-two-provinces-in-angola
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Mateusz M Plucinski, Manzambi Ferreira, Carolina Miguel Ferreira, Jordan Burns, Patrick Gaparayi, Lubaki João, Olinda da Costa, Parambir Gill, Claudete Samutondo, Joltim Quivinja, Eliane Mbounga, Gabriel Ponce de León, Eric S Halsey, Pedro Rafael Dimbu, Filomeno Fortes
BACKGROUND: Malaria accounts for the largest portion of healthcare demand in Angola. A pillar of malaria control in Angola is the appropriate management of malaria illness, including testing of suspect cases with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and treatment of confirmed cases with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). Periodic systematic evaluations of malaria case management are recommended to measure health facility readiness and adherence to national case management guidelines...
May 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461168/effects-of-interpersonal-skills-training-on-mri-operations-in-a-saturated-market-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
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Amna A Ajam, Xuan V Nguyen, Ronda A Kelly, Joseph A Ladapo, Elvira V Lang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of team training on operational efficiency during outpatient MRI. METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study, six MRI outpatient sites of a midwestern hospital system were randomized to serve as controls or have their teams trained in advanced communication skills. The fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 was the trial baseline. The trial ended in the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal year 2016 (FY16)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453525/high-mortality-among-male-hiv-infected-patients-after-prison-release-art-is-not-enough-after-incarceration-with-hiv
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Florence Huber, Alice Merceron, Yoann Madec, Gueda Gadio, Vincent About, Agathe Pastre, Isabelle Coupez, Antoine Adenis, Leila Adriouch, Mathieu Nacher
CONTEXT: French Guiana is a South American French territory, where HIV prevalence consistently exceeds 1% in the adult population. In the only correctional facility, HIV prevalence fluctuates at around 4%. AIMS: After describing the population of HIV-positive inmates, we aimed to evaluate mortality after release from the correctional facility, and to identify its predictive factors. RATIONALE: Outside North American settings, data on treatment outcome and vital status of HIV-positive former inmates are scarce...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446482/secondary-parkinsonism-in-a-patient-of-psychogenic-polydipsia
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Rimesh Pal, Liza Das, Pinaki Dutta, Anil Bhansali
A 44-year-old man presented with history of slurring of speech, slowness in activities, abnormal posturing of the upper limbs and drooling of saliva from the mouth. He had a 5-yearlong history of compulsive water drinking, consuming 12-15 L of water every day. He was earlier evaluated for the same and found to have low serum sodium (126 mEq/L). Presently, he was admitted at a primary care facility with fever and altered sensorium. He was found to have serum sodium of 94 mEq/L. His sensorium improved with hypertonic saline infusion; however, after a lucid interval of 48 hours, he developed florid extrapyramidal symptoms...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446176/health-care-providers-perspectives-regarding-the-use-of-chlorhexidine-gel-for-cord-care-in-neonates-in-rural-kenya-implications-for-scale-up
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Angela Muriuki, Francis Obare, Bill Ayieko, Dennis Matanda, Kenneth Sisimwo, Brian Mdawida
BACKGROUND: This paper explores the perspectives of health care providers regarding the use of 7.1% Chlorhexidine Digluconate (CHX) gel that releases 4% chlorhexidine for newborn umbilical cord care under a managed access program (MAP) implemented in Bungoma County of Kenya. Understanding the perspectives of providers regarding CHX is important since they play a key role in the health system and the fact that their views could be influenced by prior beliefs and inconsistent practices regarding umbilical cord care...
April 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445056/superior-plasticity-and-tabletability-of-theophylline-monohydrate
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Shao-Yu Chang, Changquan Calvin Sun
A theophylline monohydrate (THm) powder, with particle size and shape substantially similar to a theophylline anhydrate powder, was prepared by vapor-mediated phase conversion. The elimination of possible contributions by particle size and shape to tableting properties made it possible to unambiguously identify the role of bonding area and bonding strength on powder tableting performance. It was also shown that accurate true density is essential for correct analysis and understanding of tableting behavior of THm...
May 5, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439790/evaluating-fidelity-to-a-modified-niatx-process-improvement-strategy-for-improving-hiv-services-in-correctional-facilities
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Jennifer Pankow, Jennifer Willett, Yang Yang, Holly Swan, Richard Dembo, William M Burdon, Yvonne Patterson, Frank S Pearson, Steven Belenko, Linda K Frisman
In a study aimed at improving the quality of HIV services for inmates, an organizational process improvement strategy using change teams was tested in 14 correctional facilities in 8 US states and Puerto Rico. Data to examine fidelity to the process improvement strategy consisted of quantitative ratings of the structural and process components of the strategy and qualitative notes that explicate challenges in maintaining fidelity to the strategy. Fidelity challenges included (1) lack of communication and leadership within change teams, (2) instability in team membership, and (3) issues with data utilization in decision-making to implement improvements to services delivery...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
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