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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822513/frequency-and-predictors-of-non-adherence-to-lifestyle-modifications-and-medications-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-cross-sectional-study
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Muhammad Armughan Ali, Javeria Yasir, Rida Noor Sherwani, Marium Fareed, Fizza Arshad, Fareeha Abid, Ramsha Arshad, Safana Ismail, Sarim Ahmed Khan, UroojJamal Siddiqui, Marium Gul Muhammad, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to dietary recommendations, exercise and prescribed drug regimens, in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), is a major health care issue worldwide. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the frequency and predictors of non-adherence to lifestyle changes and medication among CHD patients after undergoing CABG surgery. METHOD: The sample of this cross sectional descriptive study was 265 patients who underwent isolated primary CABG...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821264/impact-of-early-initiation-versus-national-standard-of-care-of-antiretroviral-therapy-in-swaziland-s-public-sector-health-system-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-randomized-trial
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Fiona J Walsh, Till Bärnighausen, Wim Delva, Yvette Fleming, Gavin Khumalo, Charlotte L Lejeune, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Charmaine Khudzie Mlambo, Ria Reis, Donna Spiegelman, Mandisa Zwane, Velephi Okello
BACKGROUND: There is robust clinical evidence to support offering early access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV-positive individuals, irrespective of disease stage, to both improve patient health outcomes and reduce HIV incidence. However, as the global treatment guidelines shift to meet this evidence, it is still largely unknown if early access to ART for all (also referred to as "treatment as prevention" or "universal test and treat") is a feasible intervention in the resource-limited countries where this approach could have the biggest impact on the course of the HIV epidemics...
August 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820743/sleep-apnea-a-review-of-diagnostic-sensors-algorithms-and-therapies
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Mehdi Shokoueinejad, Chris Fernandez, Emily Carroll, Fa Wang, Jake Levin, Sam Rusk, Nick Glattard, Ashley Mulchrone, Xuan Zhang, Ailiang Xie, Mihaela Teodorescu, Jerome Dempsey, John Webster
While public awareness of sleep related disorders is growing, sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) remains a public health and economic challenge. Over the last two decades, extensive controlled epidemiologic research has clarified the incidence, risk factors including the obesity epidemic, and global prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), as well as establishing a growing body of literature linking OSA with cardiovascular morbidity, mortality, metabolic dysregulation, and neurocognitive impairment. The US Institute of Medicine Committee on Sleep Medicine estimates that 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorders...
August 18, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817783/the-association-between-insurance-type-and-cost-related-delay-in-care-a-survey
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Sora Al Rowas, Michael B Rothberg, Benjamin Johnson, Joel Miller, Mohanad AlMahmoud, Jennifer Friderici, Sarah L Goff, Tara Lagu
OBJECTIVES: Massachusetts has insurance rates similar to those projected under the Affordable Care Act, but many of the state's patients are insured through private insurance plans with high out-of-pocket costs. We aimed to explore the relationship between insurance type (private vs public) and delays in care due to cost, stratified by income. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: We conducted a study of English-speaking adults recruited from the waiting rooms of the emergency department or outpatient clinics of a large healthcare system in western Massachusetts...
July 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817734/treatment-gap-and-barriers-for-mental-health-care-a-cross-sectional-community-survey-in-nepal
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Nagendra P Luitel, Mark J D Jordans, Brandon A Kohrt, Sujit D Rathod, Ivan H Komproe
CONTEXT: There is limited research on the gap between the burden of mental disorders and treatment use in low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the treatment gap among adults with depressive disorder (DD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) and to examine possible barriers to initiation and continuation of mental health treatment in Nepal. METHODS: A three-stage sampling technique was used in the study to select 1,983 adults from 10 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Chitwan district...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817733/changing-patterns-of-cataract-services-in-north-west-nigeria-2005-2016
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Nasiru Muhammad, Mohammed Dantani Adamu, Mpyet Caleb, Nuhu Mohammed Maishanu, Aliyu Mohammed Jabo, Muhammad Mansur Rabiu, Covadonga Bascaran, Sunday Isiyaku, Allen Foster
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to assess the impact of the eye care programme on cataract blindness and cataract surgical services in Sokoto, Nigeria over a 12 year period 2005-2016. METHODS: Data from the 2005 population based cross-sectional study of blindness in Sokoto state was re-analysed to obtain baseline estimates of the prevalence of cataract blindness and cataract surgical coverage for persons 50 years and over in Wurno health zone. A population based survey of a representative sample of persons 50 years and over in Wurno health zone was conducted in July 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817319/medicaid-reimbursement-for-the-female-condom
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Susan S Witte, Colleen MacPhee, Natalie Ginsburg, Neha Deshmukh
OBJECTIVES: To examine state-level female condom use through Medicaid from 2004 to 2014, because in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed for expanded Medicaid coverage in many states, extending requirements for contraceptive care to more of the poorest women in the United States and to most women with private insurance. METHODS: We collected data via brief survey of Medicaid offices in all 50 states between March 2015 and March 2016...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817318/a-way-forward-for-bipartisan-health-reform-democrat-and-republican-state-legislator-priorities-for-the-goals-of-health-policy
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Christina Pagel, David W Bates, Don Goldmann, Christopher F Koller
Both the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and attempts to repeal and replace it have been criticized for their highly partisan passage. Many argue that only bipartisan reform can be sustained over time regardless of which party is in power. Bipartisan reforms require that at least some specific, articulated, health policy goals from each party are met.(1,2) A new survey of state legislators' goals for US health policy provides crucial insights into the challenges and opportunities for future bipartisan reform. (Am J Public Health...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813920/compensating-for-telecommunication-delays-during-robotic-telerehabilitation
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Leonardo J Consoni, Adriano A G Siqueira, Hermano I Krebs
Rehabilitation robotic systems may afford better care and telerehabilitation may extend the use and benefits of robotic therapy to the home. Data transmissions over distance are bound by intrinsic communication delays which can be significant enough to deem the activity unfeasible. Here we describe an approach that combines unilateral robotic telerehabilitation and serious games. This approach has a modular and distributed design that permits different types of robots to interact without substantial code changes...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813210/public-opinion-about-the-future-of-the-affordable-care-act
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Robert J Blendon, John M Benson
In the early hours of Friday, July 28, the U.S. Senate closed debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without the passage of any piece of legislation and after rejecting the replacement bill previously passed by the House of Representatives. This public-opinion analysis..
August 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812928/health-education-careers-in-a-post-health-reform-era
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M Elaine Auld
Since enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, health education specialists (HES) have made important contributions in implementing the law's provisions at the individual, family, and population levels. Using their health education competencies and subcompetencies, HES are improving public understanding of health insurance literacy and enrollment options, conducting community health needs assessments required of nonprofit hospitals, modifying policies or systems to improve access to health screenings and preventive health services, strengthening clinical and community linkages, and working with employee benefit plans...
September 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812034/the-influence-of-medical-insurance-on-patient-access-to-orthopaedic-surgery-sports-medicine-appointments-under-the-affordable-care-act
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Daniel H Wiznia, Emmanuel Nwachuku, Alexander Roth, Chang-Yeon Kim, Ameya Save, Nidharshan S Anandasivam, Michael Medvecky, Richard Pelker
BACKGROUND: The goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was to expand patient access to health care. Since the rollout of the PPACA, Medicaid patients have demonstrated difficulty obtaining appointments in some specialty care settings. PURPOSE: To assess the effect of insurance type (Medicaid and private) on patient access to orthopaedic surgery sports medicine specialists for a semiurgent evaluation of a likely operative bucket-handle meniscus tear...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811201/the-unmet-need-in-rheumatology-reports-from-the-targeted-therapies-meeting-2017
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Kevin L Winthrop, Vibeke Strand, Désirée van der Heijde, Philip Mease, Mary Crow, Michael Weinblatt, Joan Bathon, Gerd R Burmester, Maxime Dougados, Johnathan Kay, Xavier Mariette, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Joachim Sieper, Fritz Melchers, Ferdinand C Breedfeld, Joachim Kalden, Josef S Smolen, Daniel E Furst
The 19th annual international Targeted Therapies meeting brought together over 100 leading basic scientists and clinical researchers from around the world in the field of immunology, molecular biology and rheumatology and other specialties. During the meeting, breakout sessions were held consisting of 5 disease-specific groups with 20-40 experts assigned to each group based on clinical or scientific expertise. Specific groups included: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, connective tissue diseases (e...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810897/cost-of-hospitalization-for-childbirth-in-india-how-equitable-it-is-in-the-post-nrhm-era
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Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Hemant D Shewade, Sanskruti Mishra, A M V Kumar, A D Harries
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Information on out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure during childbirth in public and private health facilities in India is needed to make rational decisions for improving affordability to maternal care services. We undertook this study to evaluate the OOP expenditure due to hospitalization from childbirth and its impact on households. METHODS: This is a secondary data analysis of a nationwide household survey by the National Sample Survey Organization in 2014...
August 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809921/first-choice-of-treatment-place-in-the-pathways-to-epileptic-care-at-the-outpatient-department-of-university-of-gondar-hospital-northwest-ethiopia-cross-sectional-institutional-based-study
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Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Berihun Assefa Dachew, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Wondale Getinet Alemu
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy treatment gap range from 87% to 98%. In spite of this, there is a gross inadequacy of the availability, accessibility and affordability of Anti-Epileptic Drugs. In countries like Ethiopia, where most populations are less aware about mental health problems, most people seek help for their illness from traditional healers. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to assess the pathways to epilepsy care and associated factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional study design utilized among 409 participants selected by systematic random sampling technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806038/partnership-strategies-of-community-health-centers-building-capacity-in-good-times-and-bad
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Maria-Elena Young, Steven P Wallace, Amy Bonilla, Nadereh Pourat, Michael Rodriguez
Federally Qualified Health Centers--commonly referred to as Community Health Centers (CHCs)--serve as critical safety net providers for those who are uninsured or who may become uninsured. This policy brief reports the findings from the Remaining Uninsured Access to Community Health Centers (REACH) research project, which sought to identify the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the ability of CHCs to serve the remaining uninsured. We examined strategies undertaken by CHCs in four states to reinforce the local safety net through partnerships, improvements to the local health system, and advocacy...
July 2017: Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805362/how-the-affordable-care-act-has-helped-women-gain-insurance-and-improved-their-ability-to-get-health-care-findings-from-the-commonwealth-fund-biennial-health-insurance-survey-2016
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Munira Z Gunja, Sara R Collins, Michelle M Doty, Sophie Beautel
ISSUE: Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one-third of women who tried to buy a health plan on their own were either turned down, charged a higher premium because of their health, or had specific health problems excluded from their plans. Beginning in 2010, ACA consumer protections, particularly coverage for preventive care screenings with no cost-sharing and a ban on plan benefit limits, improved the quality of health insurance for women. In 2014, the law’s major insurance reforms helped millions of women who did not have employer insurance to gain coverage through the ACA’s marketplaces or through Medicaid...
August 2017: Issue Brief of the Commonwealth Fund
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802210/the-adoption-of-children-from-out-of-home-care-the-understandings-of-key-decision-makers-in-victoria-australia
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Anna Butlinski, Heather Rowe, Christopher Goddard, Nicholas Freezer
Adoption is one of a range of options that can provide children in out-of-home care with permanency when they are unable to be reunified with their birth parents. This paper reports on how the adoption of children from out-of-home care is understood by professionals involved in making decisions about the permanent placement of children in out-of-home care in Victoria, Australia, where adoption is rarely used. Data were collected through a single, face-to-face semi-structured interview with 21 professionals; eight child welfare specialists, eight adoption and permanent care specialists and five judicial officers...
August 8, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801466/statewide-payment-and-delivery-reform-do-states-have-what-it-takes
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Judy Feder, Alan R Weil, Robert Berenson, Rachel Dolan, Nicole Lallemand, Emily Hayes
States' role in payment as well as coverage will be subject to debate as the administration and the Congress decide how to address the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and otherwise reshape the nation's health policies. Acting as stewards of health care for the entire state population and stimulated by concern about rising costs and federal support under the ACA, the elected and administrative leaders of some states have been using their political influence and authority to improve their state's overall systems of care regardless of who pays the bill...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801463/shaping-health-policy-for-low-income-populations-an-assessment-of-public-comments-in-a-new-medicaid-waiver-process
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Marian Jarlenski, Philip Rocco, Renuka Tipirneni, Amy Jo Kennedy, Nivedita Gunturi, Julie Donohue
Since the Supreme Court decided that the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion is optional for the states, several have obtained federal approval to use Section 1115 waivers to expand Medicaid while changing its coverage and benefits design. There has long been concern that policy making for Medicaid populations may lack meaningful engagement with low-income constituents, and therefore the ACA established a new process under which the public can submit comments on pending Medicaid waiver applications...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
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