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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29927912/projected-stroke-volumes-to-provide-a-10-year-direction-for-new-zealand-stroke-services
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Anna Ranta
AIMS: Stroke incidence and mortality are declining due to effective public health initatives and modern healthcare advances. However, due to population growth and ageing, the burden of stroke continues to rise worldwide. This paper aims to provide stroke volume projections for the next 1-2 decades and explores potential solutions to anticipated challenges. METHODS: Health administrative, where available epidemiological, and New Zealand Statistics data was used to model stroke service demand up to 2028...
June 22, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29927693/spontanuous-demand-for-meningococcal-b-vaccination-effects-on-appropriateness-and-timing
#2
A R Giuliani, A Mattei, A Appetiti, D Pompei, F Di Donna, F Fiasca, L Fabiani
When the meningococcus B vaccine was introduced into Italy in 2017, it was recommended for newborns based on national epidemiological data indicating that they were at greater risk. However, the vaccination service of the local health authority of L'Aquila had already been receiving spontaneous parental requests to provide vaccination for children in lower-risk age groups from the beginning of 2016. We therefore decided to use a self-administered questionnaire in order to investigate the parents' socio-demographic data; their children's history of other recommended vaccinations (against measles, mumps and rubella, varicella, meningococcus C and, for females, human papilloma virus); the information sources concerning meningococcal vaccination; and the timing of its administration...
June 21, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29917296/-experiences-of-the-burden-of-treatment-patient-reports-of-facilitated-subcutaneous-immunoglobulin-treatment-in-adults-with-immunodeficiency
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Christina Petersson, Ramona Fust, Carina Hagstedt, Per Vågström, Åsa Nilsdotter-Augustinsson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate patient-reported experiences of facilitated subcutaneous immunoglobulin treatment in adults with primary or secondary immunodeficiency. BACKGROUND: Decreased levels of circulating antibodies (humoral immunodeficiency) are often associated with higher infection rates which cause problems in daily living, for example symptoms of severe and recurrent bacterial infections that may cause chronic lung diseases. For some diagnoses, treatment with immunoglobulin becomes critical and life-long...
June 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29916563/-digitalisation-and-clinical-care-pathways-in-rehabilitation-medicine-a-possible-integration-from-the-goal-planning-and-the-rehabilitation-programme-design-to-the-evaluation-of-clinical-outcomes
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Anna Giardini, Silvia Traversoni, Claudio Garbelli, Anna Lodigiani
OBJECTIVES: In the light of the growing complexity featuring the contemporary world, a future challenge is represented by the maintenance of the humanization of healthcare, along with the necessity of a high specificity personalized treatment, in a growing emergency of lack of resources. Furthermore, the ongoing digital revolution spreading in every productive sector involves the health-care system as well, playing a crucial role for the goals of the specialized care-related prevention-treatment-rehabilitation approach of the Rehabilitation Medicine...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914424/knowledge-attitudes-and-misconceptions-of-italian-healthcare-professionals-regarding-fever-management-in-children
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Elena Chiappini, Antonina Marta Cangelosi, Paolo Becherucci, Monica Pierattelli, Luisa Galli, Maurizio de Martino
BACKGROUND: Fever phobia is still a major issue in paediatrics. We report knowledge of a sample of Italian paediatricians performed six years after the release of the Italian guidelines for the management of fever in children (IFG). METHODS: A questionnaire, developed following the IFG recommendations and previously administered to 300 paediatricians in 2012, was proposed to all the paediatricians attending the 2015 National Congress of Practice Paediatrics, held in Florence, Italy...
June 18, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914398/seroepidemiology-of-hbv-infection-among-health-care-workers-in-south-sulawesi-indonesia
#6
Teguh Wijayadi, Rizalinda Sjahril, Turyadi, Susan I Ie, Ridha Wahyuni, Ilhamjaya Pattelongi, M Nasrum Massi, Irawan Yusuf, David H Muljono
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a world health problem with an estimated 257 million chronically infected people. Indonesia, with 7.1% prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), is classified as a moderately endemic country. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at high occupational risk for HBV infection and potentially becoming transmitters for further infections. In Indonesia, the extent of hepatitis B among HCWs and specific control strategy are not available. This study evaluated the seroprevalence of HBV infection and associated risk factors in HCWs from four areas in South Sulawesi, Indonesia...
June 18, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912883/acceptability-of-hpv-vaccines-and-associations-with-perceptions-related-to-hpv-and-hpv-vaccines-among-male-baccalaureate-students-in-hong-kong
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Teris Cheung, Joseph T F Lau, Johnson Z Wang, P K H Mo, Y S Ho
OBJECTIVES: The highly infectious human papillomavirus (HPV) causes both genital warts and cervical cancer in women. In 2009, the prevalence of genital warts in Hong Kong was 203.7 per 100,000 person-years. Cervical cancer, more seriously, was the eight most common cancer among women and girls in Hong Kong, accounting for 2.3% of all new cancer cases in females in 2014. Cervical cancer is a significant global public health problem and HPV is a major risk factor leading to the development of cervical cancer...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911889/economic-impact-of-treating-invasive-mold-disease-with-isavuconazole-compared-with-liposomal-amphotericin-b-in-the-uk
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Emma Bagshaw, David A Enoch, Michael Blackney, Jan Posthumus, Daniel Kuessner
AIM: Invasive mold diseases (IMDs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Approved treatments include voriconazole (VORI), liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB), posaconazole (POSA) and isavuconazole (ISAV). A UK-based economic model was developed to explore the cost of treating IMDs with ISAV versus L-AMB followed by POSA. MATERIALS & METHODS: As indirect comparisons have demonstrated similar efficacy between the comparators, a cost-minimization approach was taken...
June 18, 2018: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29910564/early-results-of-fecal-microbial-transplantation-protocol-implementation-at-a-community-based-university-hospital
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Rodrigo Duarte-Chavez, Thomas R Wojda, Thomas B Zanders, Berhanu Geme, Gloria Fioravanti, Stanislaw P Stawicki
Introduction: Clostridium difficile (CD) is a serious and increasingly prevalent healthcare-associated infection. The pathogenesis of CD infection (CDI) involves the acquisition of CD with a concurrent disruption of the native gut flora. Antibiotics are a major risk although other contributing factors have also been identified. Clinical management combines discontinuation of the offending antibiotic, initiation of CD-specific antibiotic therapy, probiotic agent use, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), and surgery as the "last resort" option...
April 2018: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908238/small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-sk-channel-dependent-and-independent-effects-of-riluzole-on-neuropathic-pain-related-amygdala-activity-and-behaviors-in-rats
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Jeremy M Thompson, Vadim Yakhnitsa, Guangchen Ji, Volker Neugebauer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic neuropathic pain is an important healthcare issue with significant emotional components. The amygdala is a brain region involved in pain and emotional-affective states and disorders. The central amygdala output nucleus (CeA) contains small-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK) channels that can control neuronal activity. A clinically available therapeutic, riluzole can activate SK channels and may have antinociceptive effects through a supraspinal action...
June 13, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907485/assessment-of-vaccine-wastage-rates-missed-opportunities-and-related-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-during-introduction-of-a-second-dose-of-measles-containing-vaccine-into-cambodia-s-national-immunization-program
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Aaron S Wallace, Kong Krey, John Hustedt, Eleanor Burnett, Narin Choun, Danni Daniels, Margaret L Watkins, Sann Chan Soeung, Richard Duncan
INTRODUCTION: Missed opportunities for vaccination (MOV) can result in inadequate protection against disease. Although healthcare provider reluctance to open multi-dose, lyophilized vaccine vials (particularly the measles-containing vaccine [MCV]) for every eligible child due to concerns about wasting vaccine is a known reason for MOV, little is known about providers' related attitudes and practices. METHODS: In 100 randomly selected health facilities and 24 districts of Cambodia, we surveyed healthcare providers and their district supervisors regarding routine vaccine administration and wastage knowledge and practices, and child caregivers (five per facility) regarding MOV...
June 12, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905084/test-results-management-and-distributed-cognition-in-electronic-health-record-enabled-primary-care
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Michael W Smith, Ashley M Hughes, Charnetta Brown, Elise Russo And, Traber D Giardina, Praveen Mehta, Hardeep Singh
Managing abnormal test results in primary care involves coordination across various settings. This study identifies how primary care teams manage test results in a large, computerized healthcare system in order to inform health information technology requirements for test results management and other distributed healthcare services. At five US Veterans Health Administration facilities, we interviewed 37 primary care team members, including 16 primary care providers, 12 registered nurses, and 9 licensed practical nurses...
June 1, 2018: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903709/ashp-national-survey-of-pharmacy-practice-in-hospital-settings-dispensing-and-administration-2017
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Philip J Schneider, Craig A Pedersen, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
PURPOSE: The results of the 2017 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings are described. METHODS: Pharmacy directors at 4,828 general and children's medical- surgical hospitals in the United States were surveyed using a mixed-mode method of contact by mail and e-mail. Survey completion was online, using Qualtrics (Qualtrics, Provo, UT). IMS Health supplied data on hospital characteristics; the survey sample was drawn from the IMS hospital database (IMS Health, Yardley, PA)...
June 14, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903421/patient-and-hospital-level-predictors-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-vre-bacteremia-in-ontario-canada
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Jennie Johnstone, Cynthia Chen, Laura Rosella, Kwaku Adomako, Michelle E Policarpio, Freda Lam, Chatura Prematunge, Gary Garber
BACKGROUND: Data are limited on risk factors for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bacteremia. METHODS: All patients with a confirmed VRE bacteremia in Ontario, Canada, between January 2009 and December 2013 were linked to provincial healthcare administrative data sources and frequency matched to 3 controls based on age, sex, and aggregated diagnosis group. Associations between predictors and VRE bacteremia were estimated by generalized estimating equations and summarized using odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
June 11, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29903001/assessing-the-predictors-for-training-in-management-amongst-hospital-managers-and-chief-executive-officers-a-cross-sectional-study-of-hospitals-in-abuja-nigeria
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Ogbonnia Godfrey Ochonma, Stephen Ikechukwu Nwatu
BACKGROUND: There is a compelling need for management training amongst hospital managers in Nigeria mostly because management was never a part of the curricula in medical schools and this has resulted in their deficiencies in effective policymaking, planning and bottom line management. There has been no study to the best of our knowledge on the need and likely factors that may influence the acquisition of such training by hospital managers and this in effect was the reason for this study...
June 14, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902354/effects-of-individual-nurse-and-hospital-characteristics-on-patient-adverse-events-and-quality-of-care-a-multilevel-analysis
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Seung Eun Lee, Catherine Vincent, V Susan Dahinten, Linda D Scott, Chang Gi Park, Karen Dunn Lopez
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate effects of individual nurse and hospital characteristics on patient adverse events and quality of care using a multilevel approach. DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of a combination of nurse survey data (N = 1,053 nurses) and facility data (N = 63 hospitals) in Canada. METHODS: Multilevel ordinal logistic regression was employed to examine effects of individual nurse and hospital characteristics on patient adverse events...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901775/early-infectious-diseases-specialty-intervention-is-associated-with-shorter-hospital-stays-and-lower-readmission-rates-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Steven Schmitt, Ann T MacIntyre, Susan C Bleasdale, J Trees Ritter, Sandra B Nelson, Elie F Berbari, Steven D Burdette, Angela Hewlett, Matthew Miles, Philip A Robinson, Javeed Siddiqui, Robin Trotman, Lawrence Martinelli, Gary Zeitlin, Andrés Rodriguez, Mark W Smith, Daniel P McQuillen
Background: Intervention by infectious diseases (ID) physicians improves outcomes for inpatients in Medicare, but patients with other insurance types could fare differently. We assessed whether ID involvement leads to better outcomes among privately insured patients under age 65 hospitalized with common infections. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of administrative claims data from community hospital and post-discharge ambulatory care. Patients were privately insured individuals under 65 years old with an acute-care stay in 2014 for selected infections, classed as having early (by day 3) or late (after day 3) ID intervention, or none...
June 13, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29900157/agreement-between-the-turkey-guidelines-and-the-fracture-risk-assessment-tool%C3%A2-based-intervention-threshold
#18
Ahmet Imerci, Nevres Hurriyet Aydogan, Kursad Tosun
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement between the fracture-risk assessment tool (FRAX®)-based intervention strategy in Turkey and the recommendations published in the Healthcare Practices Statement (HPS). Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study included individuals aged 40 to 90 years who were previously diagnosed as having osteoporosis but had not received any treatment. The intervention thresholds recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation for treatment were used...
May 2018: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899763/prospective-single-center-implementation-and-response-evaluation-of-pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-pipac-for-peritoneal-metastasis
#19
Martin Graversen, Sönke Detlefsen, Jon Kroll Bjerregaard, Claus Wilki Fristrup, Per Pfeiffer, Michael Bau Mortensen
Background: Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) is a laparoscopy-guided administration of aerosolized chemotherapy. PIPAC seems to improve objective tumor response, survival and quality of life in patients with peritoneal metastasis. We assessed feasibility and efficacy of PIPAC in patients with peritoneal metastasis (PM). Methods: Patients were included in a prospective PIPAC protocol. Patients with colorectal PM were treated with oxaliplatin, patients with other primary tumors were treated with cisplatin and doxorubicin...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898876/trends-in-hospitalization-for-acute-bronchiolitis-in-portugal-2000-2015
#20
A Mendes-da-Silva, M Gonçalves-Pinho, A Freitas, I Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show contradictory data on the incidence of hospitalizations for acute bronchiolitis (AB) and an escalating increase in public health burden. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to analyze the population-based admission rate for AB in children under 2 years of age, in Portuguese public hospitals, from 2000 to 2015, to assess trends and regional variations in admission rate; outcomes; associated direct health-care costs; and changes in management after the implementation of national guidelines...
June 10, 2018: Pulmonology
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