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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749397/action-oriented-colour-coded-foot-length-calliper-for-primary-healthcare-workers-as-a-proxy-for-birth-weight-gestational-period
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Asha K Pratinidhi, Abhijit C Bagade, Satish V Kakade, Hemangi P Kale, Vinayak Y Kshirsagar, Rohini Babar, Shilpa Bagal
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Foot length of the newborn has a good correlation with the birth weight and is recommended to be used as a proxy measure. There can be variations in the measurement of foot length. A study was, therefore, carried out to develop a foot length calliper for accurate foot length measurement and to find cut-off values for birth weight and gestational age groups to be used by primary healthcare workers. METHODS: This study was undertaken on 645 apparently healthy newborn infants with known gestational age...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747354/mentoring-interventions-for-underrepresented-scholars-in-biomedical-and-behavioral-sciences-effects-on-quality-of-mentoring-interactions-and-discussions
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Vivian Lewis, Camille A Martina, Michael P McDermott, Linda Chaudron, Paula M Trief, Jennifer G LaGuardia, Daryl Sharp, Steven R Goodman, Gene D Morse, Richard M Ryan
Mentors rarely receive education about the unique needs of underrepresented scholars in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. We hypothesized that mentor-training and peer-mentoring interventions for these scholars would enrich the perceived quality and breadth of discussions between mentor-protégé dyads (i.e., mentor-protégé pairs). Our multicenter, randomized study of 150 underrepresented scholar-mentor dyads compared: 1) mentor training, 2) protégé peer mentoring, 3) combined mentor training and peer mentoring, and 4) a control condition (i...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747010/traditional-knowledge-to-clinical-trials-a-review-on-therapeutic-actions-of-emblica-officinalis
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Suraj Singh Yadav, Manish Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Singh, Vipin Kumar
Plants are the integral part of the traditional indigenous healthcare system and are becoming concrete source of new drug discovery, evident by the increasing numbers of modern drugs derived from the phytochemicals. Emblica officinalis Gaertn. or Phyllanthus emblica Linn (family Phyllanthaceae) has been explained extensively and well documented for its therapeutic efficacies in indigenous system of medicine, in India. Every part of this plant possesses high medicinal value but fruits are the most valuable part in folklore and therapeutic uses...
July 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746159/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-confirming-the-clinical-benefits-far-beyond-anthropometry
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Gonçalves T Cúrdia, Carla Marinho, Joana Magalhães, Mara Barbosa, Sara Monteiro, Francisca Dias de Castro, Pedro Boal Carvalho, Bruno Rosa, Lília Figueiredo, José Cotter
OBJECTIVES: The real benefit of gastrostomy is still a matter of debate. We aimed to prospectively evaluate the global impact of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in patients followed at a specialized multidisciplinary clinic, namely, the impact on the need for healthcare resources, anthropometric measures, pressure ulcers prevention and healing, and nutritional and hydration status. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From the 201 patients who underwent PEG between May 2011 and September 2014, 60 were included in a prospective study...
September 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745904/burden-of-skin-and-subcutaneous-diseases-in-iran-and-neighboring-countries-results-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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Chante Karimkhani, Robert P Dellavalle, Seyed M Karimi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar, Farshad Pourmalek, Aliasghar A Kiadaliri, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Gholamreza Roshandel, Seyed Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Mostafa Qorbani, Amir Radfar, Maryam S Farvid, Hamid Asayesh, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Shirin Djalalinia, Amir Kasaeian, Jagdish Khubchandani, Reza Malekzadeh, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Kristopher J Krohn, Ali H Mokdad, Theo Vos, Mohsen Naghavi
BACKGROUND: Iran and its neighboring countries represent four world regions with unique cultures and geography. Skin diseases span a wide diversity of etiologies including infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, vascular, neurogenic, and oncologic. The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2015 measures the burden from skin diseases in 195 countries. METHODS: Epidemiologic data were collected from literature review, survey data, and hospital inpatient/outpatient claims data...
July 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745094/nich-at-its-best-for-diabetes-at-its-worst-texting-teens-and-their-caregivers-for-better-outcomes
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David V Wagner, Samantha A Barry, Maggie Stoeckel, Lena Teplitsky, Michael A Harris
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence for the feasibility of text-based interventions for pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). However, less is known regarding whether the use of personalized text messages with high-risk youth and their caregivers is associated with improvements in youth health. This study examines the use of diabetes-specific texts and associated health outcomes for participants of the Novel Interventions in Children's Healthcare (NICH) program. METHODS: Text messages sent to youth with T1D and their caregivers during NICH intervention were coded regarding diabetes relevance and adherence-related content...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743277/stroke-survivors-long-term-qaly-weights-in-relation-to-their-spouses-qaly-weights-and-informal-support-a-cross-sectional-study
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Josefine Persson, Lars-Åke Levin, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Katarina Jood, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Gunilla Forsberg-Wärleby
BACKGROUND: Healthcare interventions that have positive effects on the stroke survivors' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) might also have positive effects for their spouses in terms of improved HRQoL and/or reduced spousal informal support. However, knowledge about stroke survivors' HRQoL and QALY and the consequences for their spouses' HRQoL and QALY is limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe the HRQoL and QALY-weights in dyads of stroke survivors in comparison with dyads of healthy controls, and to study the relationship between the stroke survivors' QALY-weights and consequences for spouses in terms of QALY-weight and annual cost of informal support, using a long-term perspective...
July 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742825/impact-of-maternal-and-neonatal-health-initiatives-on-inequity-in-maternal-health-care-utilization-in-bangladesh
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Mohammad Rifat Haider, Mohammad Masudur Rahman, Md Moinuddin, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Shakil Ahmed, M Mahmud Khan
BACKGROUND: Despite remarkable progress in maternal and child health, inequity persists in maternal care utilization in Bangladesh. Government of Bangladesh (GOB) with technical assistance from United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) started implementing Maternal and Neonatal Health Initiatives in selected districts of Bangladesh (MNHIB) in 2007 with an aim to reduce inequity in healthcare utilization. This study examines the effect of MNHIB on inequity in maternal care utilization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741235/making-patient-engagement-a-reality
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Daphnee S Pushparajah
Patients are increasingly recognised as the true customers of healthcare. By providing insights and perspectives, patients can help the wider healthcare community better understand their needs and ultimately enhance the value of healthcare solutions being developed. In the development of new medicines, for example, meaningful patient engagement can enable the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare providers and other stakeholders to achieve more meaningful health outcomes. While both the pharmaceutical industry and regulators have achieved some progress in incorporating patient perspectives into their activities, the lack of standardised best practices and metrics has made it challenging to achieve consistency and measure success in patient engagement...
July 24, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740616/unlocking-the-potential-of-established-products-toward-new-incentives-rewarding-innovation-in-europe
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Gabrielle Nayroles, Sandrine Frybourg, Sylvie Gabriel, Åsa Kornfeld, Fernando Antoñanzas-Villar, Jaime Espín, Claudio Jommi, Nello Martini, Gérard de Pouvourville, Keith Tolley, Jürgen Wasem, Mondher Toumi
Background: Many established products (EPs - marketed for eight years or more) are widely used off-label despite little evidence on benefit-risk ratio. This exposes patients to risks related to safety and lack of efficacy, and healthcare providers to liability. Introducing new indications for EPs may represent a high societal value; however, manufacturers rarely invest in R&D for EPs. The objective of this research was to describe incentives and disincentives for developing new indications for EPs in Europe and to investigate consequences of current policies...
2017: Journal of Market Access & Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740411/subgroup-analysis-of-telehealthcare-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-the-cluster-randomized-danish-telecare-north-trial
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Flemming Witt Udsen, Pernille H Lilholt, Ole K Hejlesen, Lars H Ehlers
PURPOSE: Results from the Danish cluster-randomized trial of telehealthcare to 1,225 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the Danish Telecare North Trial, concluded that the telehealthcare solution was unlikely to be cost-effective, by applying international willingness-to-pay threshold values. The purpose of this article was to assess potential sources of variation across subgroups, which could explain overall cost-effectiveness results or be utilized in future economic studies in telehealthcare research...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738847/longitudinal-genomic-surveillance-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-carriage-in-a-long-term-care-facility-in-the-united-kingdom
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Hayley J Brodrick, Kathy E Raven, Teemu Kallonen, Dorota Jamrozy, Beth Blane, Nicholas M Brown, Veronique Martin, M Estée Török, Julian Parkhill, Sharon J Peacock
BACKGROUND: Residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) may have high carriage rates of multidrug-resistant pathogens, but are not currently included in surveillance programmes for antimicrobial resistance or healthcare-associated infections. Here, we describe the value derived from a longitudinal epidemiological and genomic surveillance study of drug-resistant Escherichia coli in a LTCF in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: Forty-five of 90 (50%) residents were recruited and followed for six months in 2014...
July 25, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738687/critical-incident-stress-debriefing-after-adverse-patient-safety-events
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Reema Harrison, Albert Wu
Adverse events (AEs) are common, estimated to occur in around 10% internationally. Although preventable harm can be minimized, when AEs occur it is important that they be managed appropriately. AEs can be traumatic not only for patients, their friends, and relatives, but also for the involved clinicians, who have been referred to as "second victims" in a growing body of international research. Despite the frequency with which AEs occur, organizational mechanisms for supporting staff in these circumstances are not routinely embedded in healthcare settings...
May 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737990/cost-effectiveness-of-novel-agents-in-medicare-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-findings-from-a-u-s-payer-s-perspective
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Ying Chen, David R Lairson, Wenyaw Chan, Jinhai Huo, Xianglin L Du
BACKGROUND: Since multiple myeloma (MM) incurs a substantial economic burden in care management, more and more discussion has been generated in recent years about the costs of novel antimyeloma drugs and their associated value. Because of these costs, economic assessment that quantifies value of care over the long-term is essential. OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness (measured as cost per life-year saved) of front-line novel agent-based therapy use among a cohort of elderly patients with MM in a real-world setting...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737688/canadian-potential-healthcare-and-societal-cost-savings-from-consumption-of-pulses-a-cost-of-illness-analysis
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Mohammad M H Abdullah, Christopher P F Marinangeli, Peter J H Jones, Jared G Carlberg
Consumption of dietary pulses, including beans, peas and lentils, is recommended by health authorities across jurisdictions for their nutritional value and effectiveness in helping to prevent and manage major diet-related illnesses of significant socioeconomic burden. The aim of this study was to estimate the potential annual healthcare and societal cost savings relevant to rates of reduction in complications from type 2 diabetes (T2D) and incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) following a low glycemic index (GI) or high fiber diet that includes pulses, or 100 g/day pulse intake in Canada, respectively...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736982/understanding-the-influence-of-flow-velocity-wall-motion-filter-pulse-repetition-frequency-and-aliasing-on-power-doppler-image-quantification
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Maricy R Martins, Wellington P Martins, Carlos A M Soares, Andre H Miyague, Marek J Kudla, Theo Z Pavan
OBJECTIVES: Although power Doppler imaging has been used to quantify tissue and organ vascularity, many studies showed that limitations in defining adequate ultrasound machine settings and attenuation make such measurements complex to be achieved. However, most of these studies were conducted by using the output of proprietary software, such as Virtual Organ computer-aided analysis (GE Healthcare, Kretz, Zipf, Austria); therefore, many conclusions may not be generalizable because of unknown settings and parameters used by the software...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736391/-i-wanted-to-safeguard-the-baby-a-qualitative-study-to-understand-the-experiences-of-option-b-for-pregnant-women-and-the-potential-implications-for-test-and-treat-in-four-sub-saharan-african-settings
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Estelle McLean, Jenny Renju, Joyce Wamoyi, Dominic Bukenya, William Ddaaki, Kathryn Church, Basia Zaba, Alison Wringe
OBJECTIVE: To explore what influences on engagement with Option B+ in four sub-Saharan African settings. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted in 2015, with 22 HIV-positive women who had been pregnant since Option B+ was available, and 15 healthcare workers (HCWs) involved in HIV service delivery. Participants were purposely selected from four health and demographic surveillance sites in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. A thematic content analysis was conducted to investigate what influenced engagement with Option B+...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735549/correlations-between-community-size-and-student-perceptions-of-value
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Susan M Anderson, Edward Simanton
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine if medical students' feeling of being valued was correlated to community size. The study, conducted in several communities in South Dakota, examined students' feeling of value relating to attending physicians, healthcare teams and patients. METHODS: Student value items were added to student satisfaction surveys sent out to students at the end of their primary clinical year and data collected from two graduating classes of students (<i>n</i>=114)...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735258/risk-of-rehospitalisation-and-death-for-vulnerable-new-zealand-children
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Jane Oliver, Tim Foster, Amanda Kvalsvig, Deborah A Williamson, Michael G Baker, Nevil Pierse
OBJECTIVES: There is considerable need to improve the effectiveness of healthcare to reduce morbidity and mortality. Child hospitalisations are influenced by determinants of health, including the home environment. Our aims were: (1) To investigate whether children hospitalised with potentially avoidable conditions thought to be associated with the home have an increased risk of rehospitalisation and death, (2) To investigate whether children hospitalised with particular subgroups of potentially avoidable conditions have an increased risk of rehospitalisation and death, (3) To assess the usefulness of these subgroups for identifying at-risk children...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734004/comparison-of-preferences-of-healthcare-professionals-and-ms-patients-for-attributes-of-disease-modifying-drugs-a-best-worst-scaling
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Ingrid E H Kremer, Silvia M A A Evers, Peter J Jongen, Mickaël Hiligsmann
BACKGROUND: The choice between disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) becomes more often a shared decision between the patient and the neurologist and MS nurse. This study aimed to assess which DMD attributes are most important for the healthcare professionals in selecting a DMD for a patient. Subsequently, within this perspective, the neurologists' and nurses' perspectives were compared. Lastly, the healthcare professionals' perspective was compared with the patients' perspective to detect any differences that may need attention in the communication about DMDs...
July 21, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
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