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B C T Field, R Nayar, A Kilvert, M Baxter, J Hickey, M Cummings, S C Bain
AIM: To evaluate the impact of severe hypoglycaemia on NHS resources and overall glycaemic control in adults with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: An observational, retrospective study of adults (aged ≥ 18 years) with Type 1 diabetes reporting one or more episodes of severe hypoglycaemia during the preceding 24 months in 10 NHS hospital diabetes centres in England and Wales. The primary outcome was healthcare resource utilization associated with severe hypoglycaemia...
May 15, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747651/the-effects-of-integrated-care-a-systematic-review-of-uk-and-international-evidence
#2
Susan Baxter, Maxine Johnson, Duncan Chambers, Anthea Sutton, Elizabeth Goyder, Andrew Booth
BACKGROUND: Healthcare systems around the world have been responding to the demand for better integrated models of service delivery. However, there is a need for further clarity regarding the effects of these new models of integration, and exploration regarding whether models introduced in other care systems may achieve similar outcomes in a UK national health service context. METHODS: The study aimed to carry out a systematic review of the effects of integration or co-ordination between healthcare services, or between health and social care on service delivery outcomes including effectiveness, efficiency and quality of care...
May 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735758/the-impact-of-active-metabolism-on-chlamydia-trachomatis-elementary-body-transcript-profile-and-infectivity
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Scott Grieshaber, Nicole Grieshaber, Hong Yang, Briana Baxter, Ted Hackstadt, Anders Omsland
Bacteria of the genus Chlamydia include the significant human pathogens C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae All Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular parasites that depend on infection of a host cell and transition through a biphasic developmental cycle. Following host cell invasion by the infectious Elementary Body (EB), the pathogen transitions to the replicative but non-infectious Reticulate Body (RB). Differentiation of the RB back to the EB is essential to generate infectious progeny. While the EB form has historically been regarded as metabolically inert, maintenance of infectivity during incubation with specific nutrients has revealed active maintenance of the infectious phenotype...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609596/training-community-healthcare-workers-on-the-use-of-information-and-communication-technologies-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-traditional-versus-blended-learning-in-malawi-africa
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Nikolaos Mastellos, Tammy Tran, Kanika Dharmayat, Elizabeth Cecil, Hsin-Yi Lee, Cybele C Peng Wong, Winnie Mkandawire, Emmanuel Ngalande, Joseph Tsung-Shu Wu, Victoria Hardy, Baxter Griphin Chirambo, John Martin O'Donoghue
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing uptake of information and communication technologies (ICT) within healthcare services across developing countries, community healthcare workers (CHWs) have limited knowledge to fully utilise computerised clinical systems and mobile apps. The 'Introduction to Information and Communication Technology and eHealth' course was developed with the aim to provide CHWs in Malawi, Africa, with basic knowledge and computer skills to use digital solutions in healthcare delivery...
April 2, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566673/implementation-of-grip-strength-measurement-in-medicine-for-older-people-wards-as-part-of-routine-admission-assessment-identifying-facilitators-and-barriers-using-a-theory-led-intervention
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Kinda Ibrahim, Carl R May, Harnish P Patel, Mark Baxter, Avan A Sayer, Helen C Roberts
BACKGROUND: Low grip strength in older inpatients is associated with poor healthcare outcomes including longer length of stay and mortality. Measuring grip strength is simple and inexpensive. However, it is not routinely used in clinical practice. We aimed to evaluate the implementation of grip strength measurement into routine clinical practice. METHODS: This implementation study was a mixed methods study based in five acute medical wards for older people in one UK hospital...
March 22, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453303/identifying-positively-deviant-elderly-medical-wards-using-routinely-collected-nhs-safety-thermometer-data-an-observational-study
#6
Ruth Baxter, Natalie Taylor, Ian Kellar, Victoria Pye, Mohammed A Mohammed, Rebecca Lawton
OBJECTIVE: The positive deviance approach seeks to identify and learn from exceptional performers. Although a framework exists to apply positive deviance within healthcare organisations, there is limited guidance to support its implementation. The approach has also rarely explored exceptional performance on broad outcomes, been implemented at ward level, or applied within the UK. This study develops and critically appraises a pragmatic method for identifying positively deviant wards using a routinely collected, broad measure of patient safety...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387882/association-of-health-care-utilization-with-rates-of-perforated-appendicitis-in-children-18-years-or-younger
#7
Katherine J Baxter, Hannah T M H Nguyen, Mark L Wulkan, Mehul V Raval
Importance: The pediatric perforated appendix rate is a quality metric measured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that reflects access to care. The association of health care utilization prior to presentation with appendicitis is unknown. Objective: To determine whether increased health care utilization prior to presentation with appendicitis is associated with lower perforated appendicitis rates in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of privately insured children drawn from large employer and insurance company administrative data found in the Truven MarketScan national insurance claims database...
January 31, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363020/health-state-utility-values-for-ileostomies-and-colostomies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Fahima Dossa, Jonathan Josse, Sergio A Acuna, Nancy N Baxter
BACKGROUND: Ileostomies and colostomies may affect the quality of life of patients after colorectal surgery; however, the impact has been difficult to quantify using questionnaire-based measures. Utilities reflect patient preferences for health states and provide an alternate method of quality of life assessment. We aimed to systematically review the literature on utilities for ileostomy and colostomy health states. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and EBM Reviews (to August 16, 2017) to identify studies reporting utilities for colostomies or ileostomies using direct or indirect, preference-based elicitation tools...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337125/facilitating-hemostasis-after-proximal-aortic-surgery-results-of-the-protect-trial
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Ali Khoynezhad, Jacob DelaRosa, Marc R Moon, William T Brinkman, Richard B Thompson, Nimesh D Desai, S Chris Malaisrie, Leonard N Girardi, Joseph E Bavaria, T Brett Reece
BACKGROUND: This study intended to evaluate the safety and hemostatic efficacy of a novel vascular sealant (Tridyne; Neomend, Inc, Irvine, CA) compared with an accepted adjunctive hemostatic agent applied to aortotomy and sutures lines in cardiovascular operations. METHODS: Patients undergoing aortic valve replacement, ascending aortic replacement, or aortic root replacement were randomly assigned 2:1 to Tridyne (n = 107) or Gelfoam Plus (Baxter Healthcare Corp, Hayward, CA) (n = 51)...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325832/the-pics-technique-a-novel-approach-for-residual-curvature-correction-during-penile-prosthesis-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-peyronie-s-disease-using-the-collagen-fleece-tachosil
#10
Georgios Hatzichristodoulou
BACKGROUND: Correction of residual curvature during inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) implantation in patients with Peyronie's disease (PD) by plaque incision and grafting is a common approach. AIM: To present a novel technique for residual curvature correction during IPP implantation using collagen fleece (TachoSil, Baxter Healthcare Corp, Deerfield, IL, USA). METHODS: After the IPP (Titan Touch, Coloplast, Minneapolis, MN, USA) is placed, the implant is inflated maximally...
March 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181999/the-effect-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-necrosis
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K A Baxter, P H Pucher, D P Berry, H Elberm, M Abu-Hilal, G Marangoni, Zzr Hamady
Introduction Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a common emergency presentation and can be disabling. There is significant morbidity and mortality associated with AP, and it places a considerable burden on the healthcare system. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to have a protective effect in some elective contexts. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the effect of NSAIDs on the course of AP and the severity of the disease. Methods A retrospective analysis was carried out of 324 patients admitted as an emergency with a diagnosis of AP to two UK hospitals...
March 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161210/index-use-of-smoflipid-in-a-tertiary-intestinal-rehabilitation-and-transplantation-program
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Kwai Lam, Thomas Schiano, Maria Isabel Fiel, Kishore Iyer
Long-term parenteral nutrition (PN) may be complicated by PN-associated liver disease (PNALD), and some studies suggest an association between the use of soy-based fat emulsions and PNALD development. Patients' liver function typically improves and PNALD resolves after reducing or stopping a soy-based fat emulsion, and thus lipid minimization has been the primary strategy for managing PNALD in many intestinal rehabilitation programs. However, fat emulsions often cannot be stopped entirely, leading some patients to develop PNALD even after lipid reduction strategies have been implemented...
November 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797300/can-routine-clinical-data-identify-older-patients-at-risk-of-poor-healthcare-outcomes-on-admission-to-hospital
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Kinda Ibrahim, Charlotte Owen, Harnish P Patel, Carl May, Mark Baxter, Avan A Sayer, Helen C Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Older patients who are at risk of poor healthcare outcomes should be recognised early during hospital admission to allow appropriate interventions. It is unclear whether routinely collected data can identify high-risk patients. The aim of this study was to define current practice with regard to the identification of older patients at high risk of poor healthcare outcomes on admission to hospital. RESULTS: Interviews/focus groups were conducted to establish the views of 22 healthcare staff across five acute medicine for older people wards in one hospital including seven nurses, four dieticians, seven doctors, and four therapists...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647169/the-number-of-injected-same-day-preschool-vaccines-relates-to-preadolescent-needle-fear-and-hpv-uptake
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Amy L Baxter, Lindsey L Cohen, Mark Burton, Anaam Mohammed, M Louise Lawson
PURPOSE: Fear of needles develops at approximately five years of age, and decreases compliance with healthcare. We sought to examine the relationship of preschool vaccine history, parent and preadolescent needle fear, and subsequent compliance with optional vaccines. METHODS: As part of a private practice randomized controlled trial, parents and 10-12year olds rated needle anxiety on a 100mm visual analog scale. This follow-up cohort study compared their needle anxiety to previous vaccination records, including number of vaccinations between ages four and six years (total and same-day maximum), and subsequent initiation of the HPV vaccine through age 13...
July 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644300/breathlessness-in-the-primary-care-setting
#15
Noel Baxter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Breathlessness is a high-volume problem with 10% of adults experiencing the symptom daily placing a heavy burden on the health and wider economy. As it worsens, they enter the specialist and hospital-based symptom services where costs quickly escalate and people may find themselves in a place not of their choosing. For many, their care will be delivered by a disease or organ specialist and can find themselves passing between physicians without coordination for symptom support...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571695/influenza-viruses-production-evaluation-of-a-novel-avian-cell-line-duckcelt%C3%A2-t17
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Emma Petiot, Anaïs Proust, Aurélien Traversier, Laurent Durous, Frédéric Dappozze, Marianne Gras, Chantal Guillard, Jean-Marc Balloul, Manuel Rosa-Calatrava
The influenza vaccine manufacturing industry is looking for production cell lines that are easily scalable, highly permissive to multiple viruses, and more effective in term of viral productivity. One critical characteristic of such cell lines is their ability to grow in suspension, in serum free conditions and at high cell densities. Influenza virus causing severe epidemics both in human and animals is an important threat to world healthcare. The repetitive apparition of influenza pandemic outbreaks in the last 20years explains that manufacturing sector is still looking for more effective production processes to replace/supplement embryonated egg-based process...
May 29, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466646/ultrasound-guided-transvaginal-thrombin-injection-of-uterine-arteries-pseudoaneurysms
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Cristina Ros, Daniel Barnes, Anna Fervienza, Gabriella Oses, Juan L Alcázar, Sergio Martínez-Román, Àngels Rovirosa, Francisco Carmona, Fernando Gómez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of transvaginal ultrasound-guided thrombin injection (UGTI) to treat uterine artery pseudoaneurysms (UAPs) as an alternative to emergency arterial embolization. METHODS: Two females presenting with heavy vaginal bleeding were diagnosed with UAPs by pelvic CT scan. After UAP identification by transvaginal ultrasound, 2 cm(3) of thrombin (Tissucol(®); Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Munich, Germany) was slowly injected into the UAPs using a 30-cm long 22-gauge needle through a needle guide attached to the vaginal probe...
June 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446575/evaluation-of-strepb-select-chromogenic-medium-and-the-fast-track-diagnostics-group-b-streptococcus-gbs-real-time-pcr-assay-compared-to-routine-culture-for-detection-of-gbs-during-antepartum-screening
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Deirdre L Church, Heather Baxter, Tracie Lloyd, Oscar Larios, Daniel B Gregson
Life-threatening infection in neonates due to group B Streptococcus (GBS) is preventable by screening of near-term pregnant women and treatment at delivery. A total of 295 vaginal-rectal swabs were collected from women attending antepartum clinics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. GBS colonization was detected by the standard culture method (Strep B Carrot Broth subcultured to blood agar with a neomycin disk) and compared to recovery with Strep Group B Broth (Dalynn Biologicals) subcultured to StrepB Select chromogenic medium (CM; Bio-Rad Laboratories) and the Fast-Track Diagnostics GBS real-time PCR (quantitative PCR [qPCR]) assay (Phoenix Airmid Biomedical Corp...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358708/improvement-of-perioperative-outcomes-in-major-gynecological-and-gynecologic-oncological-surgery-with-hemostatic-gelatin-thrombin-matrix
#19
Rafał Watrowski, Christoph Jäger, Johannes Forster
AIM: To assess the impact of the use of intraoperative hemostatic gelatin-thrombin matrix (HM) (Floseal®, Baxter Healthcare) on transfusion rates and short-term perioperative outcomes in gynecological surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center study, we evaluated data of 215 patients (83 cases and 132 controls) undergoing extensive gynecological surgery (e.g. oncological procedures) with and without intraoperative HM application. RESULTS: Cases and controls did not differ according to age, preoperative hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, and Hb or C-reactive protein (CRP) levels at discharge...
March 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348100/effects-of-conversion-to-a-bicarbonate-lactate-buffered-neutral-ph-low-gdp-pd-regimen-in-prevalent-pd-a-2-year-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karima Farhat, Caroline E Douma, E Ferrantelli, Pieter M Ter Wee, Robert H J Beelen, Frans J van Ittersum
♦ BACKGROUND: The use of pH-neutral peritoneal dialysis (PD) fluids low in glucose degradation products (GDP) may better preserve the peritoneal membrane and have fewer systemic effects. The effects of conversion from conventional to neutral-pH, low-GDP PD fluids in prevalent patients are unclear. Few studies on the role of neutral-pH, low-GDP PD have studied residual renal function, ultrafiltration, peritonitis incidence and technique failure, transport characteristics, and local and systemic markers of inflammation in prevalent PD patients...
May 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
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