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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223962/evaluation-of-seven-rapid-tests-for-syphilis-available-in-brazil-using-defibrinated-plasma-panels
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Maria Luiza Bazzo, Leonardo Rapone da Motta, Renata Cristina Messores Rudolf-Oliveira, Alisson Bigolin, Lisléia Golfetto, Fábio Mesquita, Adele Schwartz Benzaken, Pamela Cristina Gaspar, Ana Flavia Nacif P Coelho Pires, Orlando da Costa Ferreira Júnior, Miriam Franchini
OBJECTIVES: In 2012, the WHO estimated that 6 million new cases of syphilis per year would occur worldwide, including 937 000 in Brazil. Early diagnosis and treatment of syphilis are essential to reduce morbidity and prevent transmission. The availability of rapid tests (RTs) for this diagnosis means that testing can be performed more quickly, as a point-of-care test, even in non-laboratory environments and requires only simple technical training to antibodies detection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance and operational aspects of seven commercially available RTs for syphilis in Brazil...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223847/funding-breakthrough-therapies-a-systematic-review-and-recommendation
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REVIEW
E Hanna, M Toumi, C Dussart, B Borissov, O Dabbous, K Badora, P Auquier
BACKGROUND: Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) are innovative therapies likely associated with high prices. Payers need guidance to create a balance between ensuring patient access to breakthrough therapies and maintaining the financial sustainability of the healthcare system. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to identify, define, classify and compare the approaches to funding high-cost medicines proposed in the literature, to analyze their appropriateness for ATMP funding and to suggest an optimal funding model for ATMPs...
December 2, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223750/choosing-pre-conception-planning-for-women-families-counselling-and-informed-consent-part-2-pre-conception-reproductive-planning-lifestyle-immunization-and-psychosocial-issues
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REVIEW
R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for reproductive planning, lifestyle modification, immunization status and attitudes, and psychosocial issues. OPTIONS: This counselling information can be used for patient education and planning and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow for improved risk assessment when pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families is used...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223624/implementation-of-the-alarm-distress-baby-scale-as-a-universal-screening-instrument-in-primary-care-feasibility-acceptability-and-predictors-of-professionals-adherence-to-guidelines
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Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Nicole Lønfeldt, Antoine Guedeney, Mette Skovgaard Væver
BACKGROUND: Infant socioemotional development is often held under informal surveillance, but a formal screening program is needed to ensure systematic identification of developmental risk. Even when screening programs exist, they are often ineffective because health care professionals do not adhere to screening guidelines, resulting in low screening prevalence rates. OBJECTIVES: To examine feasibility and acceptability of implementing universal screening for infant socioemotional problems with the Alarm Distress Baby Scale in primary care...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223321/is-there-value-in-retrospective-90-day-bundle-payment-models-for-shoulder-arthroplasty-procedures
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Susan M Odum, Nady Hamid, Bryce A Van Doren, Leo R Spector
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative was implemented as part of the Affordable Care Act. We implemented a retrospective payment model 2 for a 90-day total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) episode to assess the value of TSA BPCI at our private practice. METHODS: Expenditures and postacute event rates of 132 fee-for-service (FFS) patients who underwent a TSA operation between 2009 and 2012 were compared with 333 BPCI patients who had a TSA operation in 2015...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223042/experiences-of-early-labour-management-from-perspectives-of-women-labour-companions-and-health-professionals-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-evidence
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REVIEW
Sarah Beake Rm Ma Research Associate, Yan-Shing Chang Ba MPhil PhD Lecturer, Helen Cheyne Rm Rgn MSc PhD Professor Of Midwifery, Helen Spiby MPhil Rn Rm Professor Of Midwifery, Jane Sandall Rm MSc PhD Professor Of Social Science And Women's Health, Debra Bick
OBJECTIVES: to examine evidence of women's, labour companions' and health professionals' experiences of management of early labour to consider how this could be enhanced to better reflect women's needs. DESIGN: a systematic review of qualitative evidence. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: women in early labour with term, low risk singleton pregnancies, not booked for a planned caesarean birth or post-dates induction of labour, their labour companions, and health professionals responsible for early labour care (e...
November 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222996/the-consequence-of-doing-nothing-family-caregiving-for-alzheimer-s-disease-as-non-action-in-the-us
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Aaron T Seaman
This article adopts a discursive approach in order to examine how dominant US discourses shape both public and personal understandings of the caregiving work that families do, specifically in the context of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Family caregivers are an essential, increasingly recognized piece of the US health care system. Dominant discourses of AD and caregiving articulate family caregiving in contrast to biomedical intervention. The dichotomy privileges the ability to affect a biomedical outcome and, using that metric, minimizes caregiving's potential value as meaningful action...
December 5, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220738/increasing-value-and-reducing-waste-by-optimizing-the-development-of-complex-interventions-enriching-the-development-phase-of-the-medical-research-council-mrc-framework
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Nienke Bleijenberg, Janneke M de Man-van Ginkel, Jaap C A Trappenburg, Roelof G A Ettema, Carolien G Sino, Noor Heim, Thóra B Hafsteindóttir, David A Richards, Marieke J Schuurmans
BACKGROUND: In recent years there has been much emphasis on 'research waste' caused by poor question selection, insufficient attention to previous research results, and avoidable weakness in research design, conduct and analysis. Little attention has been paid to the effect of inadequate development of interventions before proceeding to a full clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: We therefore propose to enrich the development phase of the MRC Framework by adding crucial elements to improve the likelihood of success and enhance the fit with clinical practice METHODS: Based on existing intervention development guidance and synthesis, a comprehensive iterative intervention development approach is proposed...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219922/multimodal-prehabilitation-programs-as-a-bundle-of-care-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Vladimir Bolshinsky, Michael H-G Li, Hilmy Ismail, Kate Burbury, Bernhard Riedel, Alexander Heriot
BACKGROUND: Prehabilitation reflects a proactive process of preoperative optimization undertaken between cancer diagnosis and definitive surgical treatment, with the intent of improving physiological capacity to withstand the major insult of surgery. Prehabilitation before GI cancer surgery is currently not widely adopted, and most research has focused on unimodal interventions such as exercise therapy, nutritional supplementation, and hematinic optimization. A review of the existing literature was undertaken to investigate the impact of multimodal prehabilitation programs as a "bundle of care...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219074/economic-cost-and-quality-of-life-of-family-caregivers-of-schizophrenic-patients-attending-psychiatric-hospitals-in-ghana
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Yaw Nyarko Opoku-Boateng, Irene A Kretchy, Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey, Duah Dwomoh, Sybil Decker, Samuel Agyei Agyemang, Yesim Tozan, Moses Aikins, Justice Nonvignon
BACKGROUND: Low and middle income countries face many challenges in meeting their populations' mental health care needs. Though family caregiving is crucial to the management of severe mental health disabilities, such as schizophrenia, the economic costs borne by family caregivers often go unnoticed. In this study, we estimated the household economic costs of schizophrenia and quality of life of family caregivers in Ghana. METHODS: We used a cost of illness analysis approach...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218803/community-pharmacist-led-clinical-services-physician-s-understanding-perceptions-and-readiness-to-collaborate-in-a-midwestern-state-in-the-united-states
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Cameron Gordon, Elizabeth Unni, Jaime Montuoro, Diane B Ogborn
OBJECTIVES: Many pharmacists are actively enhancing their role in the delivery of health care by offering a variety of pharmacist-led clinical services. The delivery of these services within community pharmacies can contribute to overcoming the cost and accessibility challenges currently facing U.S. health care, especially when pharmacist-physician collaborative efforts are utilized. The study purpose was to identify general and family practice physicians' awareness of pharmacists' delivery of clinical services, uncover their perceived barriers to collaboration with community pharmacists, and collect their input on how to overcome such barriers in order to better understand how pharmacist-led clinical services can be integrated, improved and more widely utilized as a healthcare delivery mechanism...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217926/the-association-between-physical-activity-and-the-metabolic-syndrome-among-type-2-diabetes-patients-in-gaza-strip-palestine
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Abdel Hamid El Bilbeisi, Saeed Hosseini, Kurosh Djafarian
Background: Metabolic syndrome is a major health problem worldwide. Globally, the World Health Organization identified physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality. This study was conducted to evaluate the association between physical activities and metabolic syndrome and diabetes complications among type 2 diabetes patients in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 1200 previously diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (from both genders, aged 20 to 64 years) receiving care in the primary health care centers...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216944/-prognostic-value-of-oxygen-challenge-test-for-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Liang Dong, Xiuhong Zhang, Fengming Liang, Xuan Yu, Ting Yang, Lang Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prognostic value of oxygen challenge test (OCT) for patients with cardiogenic shock receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. Seventy-eight patients diagnosed with cardiogenic shock receiving veno-arterial (V-A) ECMO admitted to Department of intensive care unit (ICU) of Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University from June 2012 to May 2017 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216939/-predictive-value-of-dynamic-serum-phosphorus-levels-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis
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Qiaoyun Yang, Yi Zhou, Jianfeng Yu, Dongrong Xu, Jianhong Jiang, Wenming Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of dynamic serum phosphorus levels in the evaluation of prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. The septic patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Second People's Hospital of Changzhou from January 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled, who were ≥18 years old and whose length of ICU stay > 72 hours. These patients were divided into survival group and death group according to 28-day outcome...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216938/-a-model-based-on-random-forests-in-prediction-of-28-day-prognosis-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-septic-shock
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Yang Wang, Shangzhong Chen, Caibao Hu, Changqin Chen, Jing Yan, Guolong Cai
OBJECTIVE: To establish a severe sepsis/septic shock prognosis prediction model based on randomize forest law (RF model), and to evaluate the prognostic value of this model for patients with severe sepsis/septic shock. METHODS: 497 patients with severe sepsis/septic shock admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Zhejiang Hospital from September 2013 to May 2017 were enrolled. The basic data, vital signs and symptoms, biochemical indexes and blood routine indexes on the 1st, 3rd, 5th day and prognosis were collected...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216830/factors-associated-with-birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-in-southern-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Eshetu Andarge, Aderajew Nigussie, Mekitie Wondafrash
BACKGROUND: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) is a strategy to promote use of skilled maternal and neonatal care so that they can get timely skilled care, particularly during child birth. There is minimal evidence on the factors associated with BP/CR among pregnant women in Ethiopia. Hence, this study aimed to assess the factors influencing BP/CR among pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia for the purpose of improving utilization of skilled attendant at birth. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 707 pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia in March 2015...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216021/long-term-results-and-quality-of-life-assessment-in-biliary-atresia-patients-a-35-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#18
Carol Wing Yan Wong, Patrick Ho Yu Chung, Paul Kwong Hang Tam, Kenneth Kak Yuen Wong
OBJECTIVES: To review long-term transplant-free survival and quality of life of patients with biliary atresia. METHODS: A retrospective study reviewing all patients with Kasai operation between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 2015 was performed to evaluate the transplant-free survival. Subgroup analysis of patients over 20 years old was carried out to assess the quality of life using the Short Form-36 Health Survey and incidences of disease-related complications...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215711/triage-tools-for-detecting-cervical-spine-injury-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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REVIEW
Annelie Slaar, M M Fockens, Junfeng Wang, Mario Maas, David J Wilson, J Carel Goslings, Niels Wl Schep, Rick R van Rijn
BACKGROUND: Pediatric cervical spine injury (CSI) after blunt trauma is rare. Nonetheless, missing these injuries can have severe consequences. To prevent the overuse of radiographic imaging, two clinical decision tools have been developed: The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria and the Canadian C-spine Rule (CCR). Both tools are proven to be accurate in deciding whether or not diagnostic imaging is needed in adults presenting for blunt trauma screening at the emergency department...
December 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215660/-prioritization-of-non-recommended-clinical-activities-in-primary-care
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L García Mochon, A Olry de Labry Lima, C Bermudez-Tamayo
OBJECTIVE: To prioritize non-recommended clinical activities in Primary Care (PC), from "Do not do" recommendations listed by the Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (Semfyc), according to expert consensus (physicians, nurses and pharmacists). METHODS: The consensus for the prioritization of non-recommended practices in PC was performed through an online procedure. We used as a base the list of "do not-do" recommendations of the SEMFYC. We asked the experts to prioritize practices that should be de-adopted in PC, based on four prioritization criteria: frequency of occurrence, cost of the activity, ease of disposal and damage caused, which were scored from one to five, according to their recommendation...
December 7, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
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