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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210321/telemedicine-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Nicolino Ambrosino, Guido Vagheggini, Stefano Mazzoleni, Michele Vitacca
: Telemedicine is a medical application of advanced technology to disease management. This modality may provide benefits also to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Different devices and systems are used. The legal problems associated with telemedicine are still controversial. Economic advantages for healthcare systems, though potentially high, are still poorly investigated. A European Respiratory Society Task Force has defined indications, follow-up, equipment, facilities, legal and economic issues of tele-monitoring of COPD patients including those undergoing home mechanical ventilation...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165843/birth-place-preferences-and-women-s-expectations-and-experiences-regarding-duration-and-pain-of-labor
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Tamar M van Haaren-Ten Haken, Marijke J Hendrix, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Raymond G de Vries, Jan G Nijhuis
INTRODUCTION: We know a great deal about how childbirth is affected by setting; we know less about how the experience of birth is shaped by the attitudes women bring with them to the birthing room. In order to better understand how women frame childbirth, we examined the relationship between birth place preference and expectations and experiences regarding duration of labor and labor pain in healthy nulliparous women. METHODS: A prospective cohort study (2007-2011) of 454 women who preferred a home birth (n = 179), a midwife-led hospital birth (n = 133) or an obstetrician-led hospital birth (n = 142) in the Netherlands...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157061/elderly-people-need-an-eye-examination-before-entering-nursing-homes
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Hanne Jensen, Gitte Tubæk
INTRODUCTION: It is well documented that eye diseases develop with ageing and thus more elderly people have a visual handicap. It is important that the elderly are examined well, that they have the correct prescription and optimal aids. This is especially applicable to those residing in nursing homes. METHOD: In this study, an eye examination was offered to all residents in 11 nursing homes. The examination was conducted by an optometrist who brought her own equipment...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146366/cdc-s-evolving-approach-to-emergency-response
#4
Stephen C Redd, Thomas R Frieden
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) transformed its approach to preparing for and responding to public health emergencies following the anthrax attacks of 2001. The Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, an organizational home for emergency response at CDC, was established, and 4 programs were created or greatly expanded after the anthrax attacks: (1) an emergency management program, including an Emergency Operations Center; (2) increased support of state and local health department efforts to prepare for emergencies; (3) a greatly enlarged Strategic National Stockpile of medicines, vaccines, and medical equipment; and (4) a regulatory program to assure that work done on the most dangerous pathogens and toxins is done as safely and securely as possible...
January 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140832/assistive-technology-needs-functional-difficulties-and-services-utilization-and-coordination-of-children-with-developmental-disabilities-in-the-united-states
#5
Sue C Lin, Robert S Gold
Assistive technology (AT) enhances the ability of individuals with disabilities to be fully engaged in activities at home, at school, and within their communities-especially for children with developmental disabilities (DD) with physical, sensory, learning, and/or communication impairments. The prevalence of children with DD in the United States has risen from 12.84% in 1997 to 15.04% in 2008. Thus, it is important to monitor the status of their AT needs, functional difficulties, services utilization, and coordination...
January 31, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125764/occupational-use-of-high-level-disinfectants-and-fecundity-among-nurses
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Audrey J Gaskins, Jorge E Chavarro, Janet W Rich-Edwards, Stacey A Missmer, Francine Laden, Scott A Henn, Christina C Lawson
Objective This study aimed to examine the relationship between occupational use of high-level disinfectants (HLD) and fecundity among female nurses. Methods Women currently employed outside the home and trying to get pregnant (N=1739) in the Nurses' Health Study 3 cohort (2010-2014) were included in this analysis. Occupational exposure to HLD used to disinfect medical instruments and use of protective equipment (PE) was self-reported on the baseline questionnaire. Every six months thereafter women reported the duration of their ongoing pregnancy attempt...
January 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116229/compliance-with-washington-state-s-requirement-for-residential-carbon-monoxide-alarms
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Neil B Hampson, James R Holm
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in the US. In response, a majority of states have passed legislation in recent years requiring the installation of residential CO alarms. There is, however, no published information evaluating compliance with such laws. Employees of a Seattle medical center were surveyed in 2008 regarding home use of CO and smoke alarms. Washington State enacted legislation requiring residential CO alarms by all residences by January 1, 2013...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103810/prioritizing-problems-in-and-solutions-to-homecare-safety-of-people-with-dementia-supporting-carers-streamlining-care
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Lorainne Tudor Car, Mona El-Khatib, Robert Perneczky, Nikolaos Papachristou, Rifat Atun, Igor Rudan, Josip Car, Charles Vincent, Azeem Majeed
BACKGROUND: Dementia care is predominantly provided by carers in home settings. We aimed to identify the priorities for homecare safety of people with dementia according to dementia health and social care professionals using a novel priority-setting method. METHODS: The project steering group determined the scope, the context and the criteria for prioritization. We then invited 185 North-West London clinicians via an open-ended questionnaire to identify three main problems and solutions relating to homecare safety of people with dementia...
January 19, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092144/exergaming-boxing-versus-heavy-bag-boxing-are-these-equipotent-for-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Maziah Mat Rosly, Hadi Mat Rosly, Nazirah Hasnan, Glen M Davis, Ruby Husain
BACKGROUND: Current strategies for increased physical activity and exercise in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) face many challenges with regards to maintaining their continuity of participation. Barriers cited often include problems with accessing facilities, mundane, monotonous or boring exercises and expensive equipment that is often not adapted for wheelchair users. AIM: To compare the physiological responses and user preferences between conventional heavy bag boxing against a novel form of video game boxing, known as exergaming boxing...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078098/transfer-of-nursing-home-residents-to-emergency-departments-organizational-differences-between-nursing-homes-with-high-vs-low-transfer-rates
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Marie Kirsebom, Mariann Hedström, Ulrika Pöder, Barbro Wadensten
AIM: To explore possible factors in the organization of nursing homes that could be related to differences in the rate of transfer of residents from nursing homes to emergency department. DESIGN: Explorative. METHOD: In a single municipality, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from documents and through semi-structured interviews with 11 RNs from five nursing homes identified as having the highest vs. six identified as having the lowest transfer rates to emergency department...
January 2017: Nursing Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062329/managing-symptoms-enhancing-patients-self-management-knowledge-and-skills-for-surgical-recovery
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REVIEW
Jan Odom-Forren, Susan Wesmiller
OBJECTIVES: To review postoperative symptoms experienced by patients following surgery for cancer and discuss focused, evidenced-based methods to teach the patient acute pain and symptom management to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies. DATA SOURCES: Peer reviewed articles and national guidelines. CONCLUSION: Although significant advances have been made in providing effective acute pain control, pain remains a serious consequence after cancer surgery...
February 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028283/-a-case-of-hpn-in-which-qol-improvement-was-achieved-by-combining-continuous-infusion-with-once-weekly-intermittent-infusion-contribution-of-pharmacists-to-health-promotion-among-home-patients-receiving-infusion-therapy
#12
Namihiro Takeda, Tomoko Hamana, Toyoka Oka, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
Patients receiving parenteral nutrition at home have the following two options: 24-h continuous or intermittent infusion. To date, for patients with impaired glucose tolerance and/or other metabolic disorders or for those with decreased cardiac/ pulmonary/renal function, it is desirable to opt for continuous infusion to minimize the variance in the body's metabolic rate as much as possible. Furthermore, it should be noted that continuous infusion evokes a stronger feeling among patients of being constrained because it restricts their everyday activities...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028266/-case-study-a-successful-cooperation-of-clinic-pharmacist-and-pharmacies-in-home-palliative-care-with-pca-pump
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Michiyo Kawana, Haruko Yuge, Hirokazu Sakurai, Minoru Hatsuta, Yuko Osuga, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
To make a good end at home and provide good palliative care for patients with cancer are urgent issues in Setagaya ward, as shown by certain statistics. Medical opioids are greatly needed for palliative care; as patient controlled analgesia(PCA) develops, it can lead to decisions by patients and their families to receive end-of-life care at home because the patient can choose to receive the same advanced palliative care received at the hospital. With in-home palliative care, given the rapid change in the medical condition of the patient and the sentiment of the family, the role of pharmacists is to quickly and reliably supply the pharmaceuticals and medical equipment that doctors need...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005410/results-of-a-medicare-bundled-payments-for-care-improvement-initiative-for-copd-readmissions
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Surya P Bhatt, J Michael Wells, Anand S Iyer, deNay P Kirkpatrick, Trisha M Parekh, Lauren T Leach, Erica M Anderson, J Greg Sanders, Jessica K Nichols, Cindy C Blackburn, Mark T Dransfield
RATIONALE: Approximately 20% of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute exacerbations of COPD are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. In addition to implementing penalties for excess readmissions, the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiatives to improve outcomes and control costs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a comprehensive COPD multidisciplinary intervention focusing on inpatient, transitional and outpatient care as part of our institution's BPCI participation initiative would reduce 30-day all-cause readmission rates for COPD exacerbations and reduce overall costs...
December 22, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907072/carers-medication-administration-errors-in-the-domiciliary-setting-a-systematic-review
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Anam Parand, Sara Garfield, Charles Vincent, Bryony Dean Franklin
PURPOSE: Medications are mostly taken in patients' own homes, increasingly administered by carers, yet studies of medication safety have been largely conducted in the hospital setting. We aimed to review studies of how carers cause and/or prevent medication administration errors (MAEs) within the patient's home; to identify types, prevalence and causes of these MAEs and any interventions to prevent them. METHODS: A narrative systematic review of literature published between 1 Jan 1946 and 23 Sep 2013 was carried out across the databases EMBASE, MEDLINE, PSYCHINFO, COCHRANE and CINAHL...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906716/infants-with-technology-dependence-facilitating-the-road-to-home
#16
REVIEW
Jennifer D Bowles, Amy J Jnah, Desi M Newberry, Carol A Hubbard, Tracey Roberston
BACKGROUND: The incidence of premature infants with complex medical needs, dependent upon medical technology at discharge, is on the rise in the United States. PURPOSE: Preparing the family for the hospital-to-home transition can be challenging due to the complex medical and emotional needs of the vulnerable infant and the volume of subspecialty services and equipment required. METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: Relevant articles from PubMed, Google Scholar, CINAHLFINDINGS/RESULTS:: There is an increasing incidence of technology dependent infants discharged from neonatal intensive care units in the United States...
December 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884029/-preclinical-birth-of-an-extremely-premature-infant-a-case-report
#17
Tobias Pöhlmann, Armin Schmidt, Wolfgang Pohl
Obstetrical emergencies requiring emergency medical service are very rare. An extremely premature birth in a preclinical setting is certainly exceptional. In the following case report, the emergency medical team was unexpectedly faced with the home birth of a fetus at the 23(rd) week of gestation. Prematurity at the edge of viability poses a challenge to first care, equipment, infrastructure, expertise and clinical ethics. To the authors' knowledge, there is no comparable case report published so far.
November 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875834/medical-social-and-supportive-services-for-older-adults-with-hiv
#18
Lisa E Cox, Mark Brennan-Ing
Older people living with HIV are increasingly requiring formal supportive community-based services. Supportive services are essential to medical care and treatment for older people living with HIV/AIDS. This chapter considers Andersen's behavioral model of health services, and explores the predisposing, enabling, and need factors that affect service utilization among the older HIV population. The Andersen model provides a lens to understand the need for supportive services to go beyond primary medical care...
2017: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853919/care-coordination-for-community-transitions-for-individuals-post-stroke-returning-to-low-resource-rural-communities
#19
Patrick Kitzman, Keisha Hudson, Violet Sylvia, Frances Feltner, Johnnie Lovins
High rates of hospital readmissions have been shown within 12 months post-discharge from inpatient rehabilitation following stroke. Multiple studies coupled with our previous work indicate a need for care support for stroke survivors' transitions to the community. The Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transitions (KC(3)T) program was developed to provide access to medical, social, and environmental services to support community transitions for individuals with neurological conditions and their caregivers living in Kentucky...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815418/poison-prevention-practices-and-medically-attended-poisoning-in-young-children-multicentre-case-control-study
#20
Denise Kendrick, Gosia Majsak-Newman, Penny Benford, Carol Coupland, Clare Timblin, Mike Hayes, Trudy Goodenough, Adrian Hawkins, Richard Reading
INTRODUCTION: Childhood poisonings are common, placing a substantial burden on health services. Case-control studies have found inconsistent evidence about modifiable risk factors for poisonings among children aged 0-4 years. This study quantifies associations between poison prevention practices and medically attended poisonings in children aged 0-4 years. METHODS: Multicentre case-control study conducted at hospitals, minor injury units and family practices from four study centres in England between 2010 and 2013...
November 4, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
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