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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909571/affordable-art-in-kenya-the-only-hope-for-involuntary-childlessness
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S W Ndegwa
The reported overall subfertility rate in Kenia is 26.1% with 50% attributed to tubal factors and 15% due to male factors. This is probably an underestimation taking into consideration that due to the stigma and myths of the disease, many couples are seeking alternative care from religious sects, witchdoctors, herbalists. Because the costs associated with IVF in private centres are only affordable for the happy few, the only true hope for most Kenyans struggling with unintended childlessness lies in the introduction of affordable ART services...
June 27, 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909570/need-for-accessible-infertility-care-in-ghana-the-patients-voice
#2
Nana Yaw Osei
According to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) infertility and childlessness are the most important reason for divorce in Ghana. The traditional Ghanaian society is pro-natal and voluntary childlessness is very uncommon. Patient groups are almost non-existent in Sub-Saharan Africa, aggravating the situation of childless couples. Due to the lack of enough and affordable high quality infertility services, many women resort to traditional healing, witchcraft and spiritual mediation. Considering the severe sociocultural and economic consequences of childlessness, especially for women, there is an urgent need for accessible and affordable high quality infertility care in Ghana...
June 27, 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906931/repeal-and-replace-of-affordable-care-a-complex-but-not-an-impossible-task
#3
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Joshua A Hirsch
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signature legislation of President Obama, was arguably the most consequential and comprehensive health care reform since Medicare was introduced as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's great society. It has been claimed that many of the law's reforms are now so integrated in the health system that full repeal would be impractical, while others including President Elect Trump have rejected that idea and called for full repeal and replacement claiming ACA law cannot be fixed. A tsunami of increasing regulatory burden over the past 8 years, the current health care milieu has moved independent practitioners towards hospital employment in great numbers...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906537/medicaid-and-children-s-health-insurance-programs-eligibility-notices-fair-hearing-and-appeal-processes-for-medicaid-and-other-provisions-related-to-eligibility-and-enrollment-for-medicaid-and-chip-final-rule
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This final rule implements provisions of the Affordable Care Act that expand access to health coverage through improvements in Medicaid and coordination between Medicaid, CHIP, and Exchanges. This rule finalizes most of the remaining provisions from the "Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Programs, and Exchanges: Essential Health Benefits in Alternative Benefit Plans, Eligibility Notices, Fair Hearing and Appeal Processes for Medicaid and Exchange Eligibility Appeals and Other Provisions Related to Eligibility and Enrollment for Exchanges, Medicaid and CHIP, and Medicaid Premiums and Cost Sharing; Proposed Rule" that we published in the January 22, 2013, Federal Register...
November 30, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905017/an-evaluation-of-preparedness-delivery-and-impact-of-surgical-and-anesthesia-care-in-madagascar-a-framework-for-a-national-surgical-plan
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Emily Bruno, Michelle C White, Linden S Baxter, Vaonandianina Agnès Ravelojaona, Hasiniaina Narindria Rakotoarison, Hery Harimanitra Andriamanjato, Kristin L Close, Alison Herbert, Nakul Raykar, Saurabh Saluja, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) described the lack of access to safe, affordable, timely surgical, and anesthesia care. It proposed a series of 6 indicators to measure surgery, accompanied by time-bound targets and a template for national surgical planning. To date, no sub-Saharan African country has completed and published a nationwide evaluation of its surgical system within this framework. METHOD: Mercy Ships, in partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Madagascar Ministry of Health, collected data on the 6 indicators from 22 referral hospitals in 16 out of 22 regions of Madagascar...
November 30, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903942/the-reckoning-point-as-a-marker-for-formal-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-in-mexican-american-families
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Bronwynne C Evans, David W Coon
Palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC) in Mexican American (MA) caregiving families remains unexplored. Its onset was uncovered in our mixed methods, multisite, interdisciplinary, qualitative descriptive study of 116 caregivers, most of whom had provided long-term informal home care for chronically ill, disabled older family members. This subanalysis used Life Course Perspective to examine the "point of reckoning" in these families, where an older person is taken in for care, or care escalates until one recognizes oneself as the primary caregiver...
November 2016: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902558/access-of-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniations-to-spine-surgeons-the-effect-of-insurance-type-under-the-affordable-care-act
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Nidharshan S Anandasivam, Daniel H Wiznia, Chang-Yeon Kim, Ameya V Save, Jonathan N Grauer, Richard R Pelker
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of insurance type (Medicaid vs. a specific private insurance) on patient access to spine surgeons for lumbar disc herniation as measured by (1) acceptance of insurance, (2) need for a referral, and (3) wait time for appointment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Limited studies have been conducted to examine the issue of patient access to spine surgeons based on different insurance types (Medicaid vs...
November 29, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900649/brief-report-a-randomized-control-trial-assessing-the-influence-of-a-telephone-based-intervention-on-readmissions-for-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-in-a-developing-country
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U A Botha, L Koen, M Mazinu, E Jordaan, D J H Niehaus
Whilst comprehensive post-discharge interventions have been successful in reducing readmissions in our setting, they are possibly not sustainable due to limited resources. We assessed the impact of a more cost-effective telephone-based intervention on readmissions in a developing country over 12 months. 100 patients with severe mental illness were randomized to facilitated care or treatment as usual. All were interviewed prior to discharge and after 12 months. Facilitated care consisted of structured telephonic interviews and motivational support to patients and families...
November 30, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899219/the-arduous-quest-for-translating-health-care-productivity-gains-into-cost-savings-lessons-from-their-evolution-at-economic-scoring-agencies-in-the-netherlands-and-the-us
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Ab Klink, H Christiaan Schakel, Sander Visser, Patrick Jeurissen
We analyze the assessments of recent health reforms by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the United States and the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) in the Netherlands. Both reforms aim to capitalize on productivity gains, which is appealing for policymakers because of the potential for cost savings while maintaining - or enhancing - quality and access. These measures however generally translate into more health care, rather than care that is affordable and appropriate. Scoring agencies therefore have rightfully been reluctant to assign significant savings to these measures...
November 15, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893878/the-affordable-care-act-moving-forward-in-the-coming-years
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Lawrence O Gostin, David A Hyman, Peter D Jacobson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893570/nonoperative-treatment-of-a-tracheocutaneous-fistula-in-a-burn-patient
#11
Katherine Marie Huber, Alicia Rose Billington, Loryn J Taylor, Kimberly Brown Maynell, C Wayne Cruse
Tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) is a complication occurring after decannulation of a long-term tracheostomy and can lead to significant morbidity. We describe a case of a TCF in a burn patient treated without surgery. No previous cases have been described. A 65-year-old woman presented with symptomatic hypertrophic burn scar contractures of the anterior neck 6 months after undergoing excision and grafting of full-thickness burns to the neck and chest. She had a history of tracheostomy placement at the time of burn...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893471/an-oncologist-s-perspective-on-the-affordable-care-act
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Chirag Shah, Shahed N Badiyan, Katie Keith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893185/women-s-pathways-to-abortion-care-in-south-carolina-a-qualitative-study-of-obstacles-and-supports
#13
Judy Margo, Lois McCloskey, Gouri Gupte, Melanie Zurek, Seema Bhakta, Emily Feinberg
CONTEXT: Women seeking timely and affordable abortion care may face myriad challenges, including high out-of-pocket costs, transportation demands, scheduling difficulties and stigma. State-level regulations may exacerbate these burdens and impede women's access to a full range of care. Women's reports of their experiences can inform efforts to improve pathways to abortion care. METHODS: In 2014, semistructured qualitative interviews were conducted with 45 women obtaining abortions in South Carolina, which has a restrictive abortion environment...
November 28, 2016: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893129/us-emergency-department-visits-for-outpatient-adverse-drug-events-2013-2014
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Nadine Shehab, Maribeth C Lovegrove, Andrew I Geller, Kathleen O Rose, Nina J Weidle, Daniel S Budnitz
Importance: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought attention to adverse drug events in national patient safety efforts. Updated, detailed, nationally representative data describing adverse drug events can help focus these efforts. Objective: To describe the characteristics of emergency department (ED) visits for adverse drug events in the United States in 2013-2014 and describe changes in ED visits for adverse drug events since 2005-2006...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892907/concierge-medicine-a-viable-business-model-for-some-physicians-of-the-future
#15
David P Paul, Michaeline Skiba
Concierge medicine is a medical management structure that has been in existence since the 1990s. Essentially, a typical concierge medical practice limits its number of patients and provides highly personalized attention that includes comprehensive annual physicals, same-day appointments, preventive and wellness care, and fast, 24/7 response time. Concierge medicine has become popular among both physicians and patients/consumers who are frustrated by the limitations imposed by managed care organizations. From many physicians' perspectives, concierge medicine offers greater autonomy, the opportunity to return to a more manageable patient load, and the chance to improve their incomes that have declined because of increasingly lowered reimbursements for their services...
January 2016: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891335/a-comparative-evaluation-of-different-diagnostic-modalities-in-the-diagnosis-of-typhoid-fever-using-a-composite-reference-standard-a-tertiary-hospital-based-study-in-central-india
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Veena Maheshwari, Navinchandra Motiram Kaore, Vijay Kumar Ramnani, Sheil Sarda
INTRODUCTION: Enteric fever, caused by Salmonella spp. is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and endemic in many developing countries including India and other South-East Asian countries. Blood culture is regarded as the gold standard for diagnosis. Currently, the standard serological method is tube agglutination with moderate sensitivity and specificity. Dot blot assay detecting IgM and IgG antibodies to a specific 50kD Outer Membrane Protein (OMP) antigen of Salmonella spp...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891232/prevalence-of-transfusion-transmissible-infections-in-blood-donors-of-pakistan
#17
Aisha Arshad, Munira Borhany, Nida Anwar, Imran Naseer, Rehan Ansari, Samson Boota, Naveena Fatima, Mustansir Zaidi, Tahir Shamsi
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted infections threaten the safety of patients requiring blood transfusion, which in turn imposes serious challenges for the availability of safe blood products that are still affordable in health care systems with limited resources. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of transfusion-transmitted infections in blood donors and to evaluate the demographic characteristics of reactive and non-reactive blood donors. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted at our institute in Karachi, Pakistan...
2016: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890982/towards-a-better-health-care-delivery-system-the-tamil-nadu-model
#18
R Parthasarathi, S P Sinha
The Tamil Nadu model of public health is renowned for its success in providing quality health services at an affordable cost especially to the rural people. Tamil Nadu is the only state with a distinctive public health cadre in the district level and also the first state to enact a Public Health Act in 1939. Tamil Nadu has gained significant ground in the various aspects of health in the last few decades largely because of the significant reforms in its health sector which dates back to 1980s which saw rigorous expansion of rural health infrastructure in the state besides deployment of thousands of multipurpose health workers as village health nurses in rural areas...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890543/hearing-care-intervention-for-persons-with-dementia-a-pilot-study
#19
Sara K Mamo, Olivia Nirmalasari, Carrie L Nieman, Matthew K McNabney, Allison Simpson, Esther S Oh, Frank R Lin
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss is a commonly unmet need among adults with dementia that may exacerbate common dementia-related behavioral symptoms. Accessing traditional audiology services for hearing loss is a challenge because of high cost and time commitment. To improve accessibility and affordability of hearing treatment for persons with dementia, there is a need for unique service delivery models. The purpose of this study is to test a novel hearing intervention for persons with dementia and family caregivers delivered in outpatient settings...
September 22, 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890289/principles-and-applications-of-medical-oncology-in-exotic-animals
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REVIEW
Tara Myers Harrison, Barbara E Kitchell
Diagnoses of neoplasia in exotic animals have historically been made at death or just before euthanasia. Routine physical examinations are enabling early diagnosis while accessibility and affordability of advanced diagnostics are improving. With increasing expectations for care, treatment options are more frequently explored. Numerous oncologic medications have been adopted from human and small animal medicine and successfully used in exotic animals. Although there is a need for extended research, this article evaluates which medications have been used thus far for treatment protocols in zoologic and exotic animal species...
January 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
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