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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538777/tuberculosis-recurrence-in-a-priority-city-in-the-state-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Amadeu Antonio Vieira, Danila Torres Leite, Solange Adreoni
Objective: To describe cases of tuberculosis recurrence (TBR), stratified by temporal classification (early or late TBR), and to identify possible predictors of such recurrence. Methods: This was an analytical retrospective observational epidemiological study involving a cohort of 963 new cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, reported and treated via the Tuberculosis Control Program in the city of Carapicuíba, Brazil. The study period was from 2000 to 2010. All of the pulmonary tuberculosis patients who successfully completed the treatment (with or without confirmation of cure) were selected and followed until December 31, 2012...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538332/examining-drivers-of-health-care-spending-evidence-on-self-referral-among-a-privately-insured-population
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Jean M Mitchell, James D Reschovsky, Roy J Film, Luisa Franzini
BACKGROUND: Despite the enactment of laws to restrict the practice of self-referral, exceptions in these prohibitions have enabled these arrangements to persist and proliferate. Most research documenting the effects of self-referral arrangements analyzed claims records from Medicare beneficiaries. Empirical evidence documenting the effects of self-referral on use of services and spending incurred by persons with private insurance is sparse. OBJECTIVES: We analyzed health insurance claims records from a large private insurer in Texas to evaluate the effects of physician self-referral arrangements involving physical therapy on the treatment of patients with frozen shoulder syndrome, elbow tendinopathy or tendinitis, and patellofemoral pain syndrome...
May 19, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535101/design-challenges-of-an-episode-based-payment-model-in-oncology-the-centers-for-medicare-medicaid-services-oncology-care-model
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Ronald M Kline, L Daniel Muldoon, Heidi K Schumacher, Larisa M Strawbridge, Andrew W York, Laura K Mortimer, Alison F Falb, Katherine J Cox, Carol Bazell, Ellen W Lukens, Mary C Kapp, Rahul Rajkumar, Amy Bassano, Patrick H Conway
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services developed the Oncology Care Model as an episode-based payment model to encourage participating practitioners to provide higher-quality, better-coordinated care at a lower cost to the nearly three-quarter million fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with cancer who receive chemotherapy each year. Episode payment models can be complex. They combine into a single benchmark price all payments for services during an episode of illness, many of which may be delivered at different times by different providers in different locations...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534186/modifiable-and-non-modifiable-factors-associated-with-functional-impairment-during-the-inter-episodic-periods-of-bipolar-disorder
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Andrea Murru, Isabella Pacchiarotti, Norma Verdolini, Maria Reinares, Carla Torrent, Pierre-Alexis Geoffroy, Frank Bellivier, Pierre-Michel Llorca, Eduard Vieta, Ludovic Samalin
The chronic, long-term evolution of bipolar disorder (BD) requires a careful clinical characterization with prognostic implications in terms of symptom and functional control. The OPTHYMUM multicenter study was conducted in France with the objective of evaluating residual symptoms on overall functioning of BD patients during inter-episodic period. The aims of the present study were to identify the potentially modifiable (e.g., treatable) and non-modifiable variables associated with functional impairment during the inter-episodic periods of BD...
May 22, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533689/medication-related-costs-of-rhinitis-in-australia-a-nostradata-cross-sectional-study-of-pharmacy-purchases
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Pete Smith, David Price, Richard Harvey, Andrew Simon Carney, Vicky Kritikos, Sinthia Z Bosnic-Anticevich, Louise Christian, Derek Skinner, Victoria Carter, Alice Marie Sybille Durieux
PURPOSE: There is a relative paucity of research regarding medication expenditure associated with multiple-therapy use for rhinitis in Australia. To describe 1) the nature and extent of multiple-therapy use for rhinitis in Australia using data on therapies purchased with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) and 2) additional costs incurred by multiple-therapy use compared with intranasal corticosteroid (INCS) therapy alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study was carried out using a database containing anonymous pharmacy transaction data available from 20% of pharmacies in Australia that links doctor prescriptions and OTC purchase information...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532510/gender-differences-in-psychiatric-diagnoses-in-older-people-with-intellectual-disability-a-register-study
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Anna Axmon, Magnus Sandberg, Gerd Ahlström
BACKGROUND: Gender differences regarding psychiatric ill-health are well known in the general population. However, not much research is done on people with intellectual disability, and especially not among older people with intellectual disability. METHODS: People with intellectual disability aged 55+ years in 2012 in Sweden were identified through a register containing information on those receiving support and service for this type of disability. The cohort comprised 3609 women and 4327 men with mean age 65 and 64 years, respectively...
May 22, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532225/pneumonia-in-nursing-home-patients-with-advanced-dementia-decisions-intravenous-rehydration-therapy-and-discomfort
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Jenny T van der Steen, Paola Di Giulio, Fabrizio Giunco, Massimo Monti, Simona Gentile, Daniele Villani, Silvia Finetti, Francesca Pettenati, Lorena Charrier, Franco Toscani
BACKGROUND: Comfort may be an appropriate goal in advanced dementia. Longitudinal studies on physician decision-making and discomfort assessed by direct observation are rare, and intravenous rehydration therapy is controversial. METHODS: To assess treatment decisions and discomfort in patients with advanced dementia and pneumonia and to compare by intravenous rehydration therapy, we used data from the observational multicenter Italian End of Life Observatory-Prospective Study On DEmentia patients Care...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531259/guideline-adherence-for-diagnostic-faeces-testing-in-primary-care-patients-with-gastroenteritis
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Alwin Schierenberg, Berna D L Broekhuizen, Martine D Nipshagen, Maarten B J Kommer, Patricia C J Bruijning-Verhagen, Sanne van Delft, Alma C van de Pol, Marc J M Bonten, Niek J de Wit
Background.: Gastroenteritis (GE) is a common reason for primary care consultation. Dutch clinical practice guidelines (CPG) recommend diagnostic faeces testing (DFT) only in primary care patients with severe illness, comprised immunity or increased transmission risk. For its superior accuracy, shorter turnaround time and ease of use, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based DFT has largely replaced conventional techniques. It is unknown whether this changed CPG adherence. Objective...
May 20, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
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Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527646/high-dose-amino-acid-administration-achieves-an-anabolic-response-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-that-is-independent-of-glycaemic-control-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Chelsia Gillis, Patricia S Roque, Jürgen Bläss, Albert Urwyler, Harald Schepperle, Guido Kunz, Thomas Peters, Thomas Schricker, Linda Wykes, Andrea Kopp Lugli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Surgical stress provokes protein catabolism and hyperglycaemia that is enhanced in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), and increases perioperative morbidity. This study hypothesized that perioperative administration of high dose intravenous (IV) amino acids (AA) will augment protein balance in T2DM patients receiving tight plasma glucose control via continuous IV insulin compared to standard plasma glucose control via subcutaneous (SC) insulin sliding scale. METHODS: Eighteen patients with well-controlled T2DM (HbA1C% < 7...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527641/identifying-social-behavioral-health-needs-of-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-the-emergency-department
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Sophia K Smith, Julia Johnston, Carlton Rutherford, Rachel Hollowell, Paula Tanabe
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a complex illness with many social-behavioral co-morbidities. The aim of this project was to describe unmet social-behavioral health needs for adults with SCD who presented to the emergency department for treatment of vaso-occlusive episodes (VOEs). METHODS: A descriptive study using 1:1 interviews during an ED visit for a VOE was conducted; a brief social behavioral health screening interview guide was used. A convenience sample of adults with SCD treated in the emergency department for a VOE were eligible for inclusion...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526280/an-overview-of-medical-risk-factors-for-childhood-psychosis-implications-for-research-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Marianna Giannitelli, Angèle Consoli, Marie Raffin, Renaud Jardri, Douglas F Levinson, David Cohen, Claudine Laurent-Levinson
OBJECTIVE: Psychotic disorders in childhood and early adolescence often progress to chronic schizophrenia, but in many cases there are diagnosable medical and genetic causes or risk factors. We reviewed our clinical experience and the relevant literature to identify these factors and to define their clinical features, appropriate work-up and treatment. METHOD: We reviewed the results of comprehensive medical evaluations of 160 psychotic children and adolescents in our center...
May 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524616/how-to-implement-live-video-recording-in-the-clinical-environment-a-practical-guide-for-clinical-services
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Adam Lloyd, Alistair Dewar, Simon Edgar, Dave Caesar, Paul Gowens, Gareth Clegg
BACKGROUND: The use of video in healthcare is becoming more common, particularly in simulation and educational settings. However, video recording live episodes of clinical care is far less routine. AIM: To provide a practical guide for clinical services to embed live video recording. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Kotter's 8-step process for leading change, we provide a 'how to' guide to navigate the challenges required to implement a continuous video-audit system based on our experience of video recording in our emergency department resuscitation rooms...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523889/collagenase-for-wound-debridement-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-case-series
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Elizabeth Huett, Whitney Bartley, Darla Morris, Della Reasbeck, Beth McKitrick-Bandy, Charlotte Yates
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The use of collagenase for enzymatic wound debridement has been studied extensively and has been established as the standard of care for nonhealing and necrotic wounds in individuals for whom surgical intervention is not an option. Collagenase has been shown to be effective in adults but has been studied in a limited capacity in infants and neonates. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of collagenase in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of infants and neonates admitted to the NICU at Arkansas Children's Hospital with nonhealing wounds for which collagenase was used for wound healing over a 1-year time period...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523249/risk-factors-clinical-presentation-and-outcome-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-bacteremia
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Tala Ballouz, Jad Aridi, Claude Afif, Jihad Irani, Chantal Lakis, Rakan Nasreddine, Eid Azar
Infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii (AB), an increasingly prevalent nosocomial pathogen, have been associated with high morbidity and mortality. We conducted this study to analyze the clinical features, outcomes, and factors influencing the survival of patients with AB bacteremia. We retrospectively examined the medical records of all patients developing AB bacteremia during their hospital stay at a tertiary care hospital in Beirut between 2010 and 2015. Ninety episodes of AB bacteremia were documented in eighty-five patients...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520718/retrospective-observational-evaluation-of-postoperative-oxygen-saturation-levels-and-associated-postoperative-respiratory-complications-and-hospital-resource-utilization
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Satya Krishna Ramachandran, Aleda Thompson, Jaideep J Pandit, Scott Devine, Amy M Shanks
INTRODUCTION: The clinical importance of postoperative episodic hypoxemia is still unclear, and therefore largely under-studied. As a result, there is limited understanding of its relationship with early postoperative respiratory complications (PRC, defined as intubation within three days of surgery) and hospital resource utilization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single center study was performed using a retrospective observational design. We described population based definitions of desaturation from continuous SpO2 monitoring data captured in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU), namely median SpO2 in PACU, duration of desaturation below median, nadir desaturation, and length of oxygen therapy relative to PACU duration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516734/does-co-occurring-borderline-personality-disorder-influence-acute-phase-treatment-for-first-episode-psychosis
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Shona M Francey, Martina Jovev, Christina Phassouliotis, Sue M Cotton, Andrew M Chanen
BACKGROUND: This aims of this study were: (1) to determine the prevalence of co-occurring borderline personality disorder (BPD) in a first-episode psychosis (FEP) sample; (2) to determine differences between patients with and without BPD on demographics, comorbidities and clinical risks and other variables; and (3) to examine whether BPD comorbidity influenced treatment received by patients for FEP during their first 3 months after service entry to a specialist early psychosis service...
May 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515627/frequently-asked-questions-on-seven-rare-adverse-events-following-immunization
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REVIEW
G L D'alò, E Zorzoli, A Capanna, G Gervasi, E Terracciano, L Zaratti, E Franco
Routine mass immunization programs have contributed greatly to the control of infectious diseases and to the improvement of the health of populations. Over the last decades, the rise of antivaccination movements has threatened the advances made in this field to the point that vaccination coverage rates have decreased and outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases have resurfaced. One of the critical points of the immunization debate revolves around the level of risk attributable to vaccination, namely the possibility of experiencing serious and possibly irreversible adverse events...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515518/is-segmental-epidural-anaesthesia-an-optimal-technique-for-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Devangi A Parikh, Geeta A Patkar, Mayur S Ganvir, Ajit Sawant, Bharati A Tendolkar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Neuraxial anaesthesia has recently become popular for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). We conducted a study comparing general anaesthesia (GA) with segmental (T6-T12) epidural anaesthesia (SEA) for PCNL with respect to anaesthesia and surgical characteristics. METHODS: Ninety American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status-I and II patients undergoing PCNL randomly received either GA or SEA. Overall patient satisfaction was the primary end point...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514286/trends-in-diagnosis-of-painful-neck-and-back-conditions-2002-to-2011
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Patricia L Sinnott, Sharon K Dally, Jodie Trafton, Joseph L Goulet, Todd H Wagner
Neck and back pain are pervasive problems. Some have suggested that rising incidence may be associated with the evidence of rising prevalence.To describe the trends in diagnosis of painful neck and back conditions in a large national healthcare system.A retrospective observational cohort study to describe the incidence and prevalence of diagnosis of neck and back pain in a national cohort.Patients were identified by International Classification of Diseases, 9 Revision (ICD-9) codes in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national utilization datasets in calendar years 2002 to 2011...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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