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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631387/umeclidinium-bromide-versus-placebo-for-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
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REVIEW
Han Ni, Aung Htet, Soe Moe
BACKGROUND: People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have poor quality of life, reduced survival, and accelerated decline in lung function, especially associated with acute exacerbations, leading to high healthcare costs. Long-acting bronchodilators are the mainstay of treatment for symptomatic improvement, and umeclidinium is one of the new long-acting muscarinic antagonists approved for treatment of patients with stable COPD. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of umeclidinium bromide versus placebo for people with stable COPD...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628669/the-global-fund-in-china-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-nationwide-programmatic-scale-up-and-challenges-to-transition-to-full-country-ownership
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Lixia Wang, Renzhong Li, Caihong Xu, Hui Zhang, Yunzhou Ruan, Mingting Chen, Dongmei Wang, Emilio Dirlikov, Xin Du, Jin Zhao, Yanlin Zhao, ShengFen Wang, Yuhong Liu, Liang Li, Dennis Falzon, Yanni Sun, Yu Wang, Bernhard Schwartländer, Fabio Scano
China has the world's second largest burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB; resistance to at least isoniazid and rifampicin), with an estimated 57,000 cases (range, 48,000-67,000) among notified pulmonary TB patients in 2015. During October 1, 2006-June 30, 2014, China expanded MDR-TB care through a partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund). We analyzed data on site expansion, patient enrolment, treatment outcomes, cost per patient, and overall programme expenditure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623892/improving-transitions-in-acute-stroke-patients-discharged-to-home-the-michigan-stroke-transitions-trial-mistt-protocol
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Mathew J Reeves, Anne K Hughes, Amanda T Woodward, Paul P Freddolino, Constantinos K Coursaris, Sarah J Swierenga, Lee H Schwamm, Michele C Fritz
BACKGROUND: For some stroke patients and caregivers, navigating the transition between hospital discharge and returning home is associated with substantial psychosocial and health-related challenges. Currently, no evidence-based standard of care exists that addresses the concerns of stroke patients and caregivers during the transition period. Objectives of the Michigan Stroke Transitions Trial (MISTT) are to test the impact of a social worker home-based case management program, as well as an online information and support resource, on patient and caregiver outcomes after returning home...
June 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622972/a-patient-led-international-study-of-long-term-outcomes-of-esophageal-atresia-eat-1
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Evelyn Svoboda, JoAnne Fruithof, Anke Widenmann-Grolig, Graham Slater, Frederic Armand, Bernhard Warner, Simon Eaton, Paolo De Coppi, Edward Hannon
INTRODUCTION: Long term outcomes of esophageal atresia (OA) are poorly understood. The Federation of Esophageal Atresia and Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula support groups (EAT), a collaboration of patient support groups aimed to define patient reported long term outcomes and quality of life (QoL) in a large international cohort of OA patients. METHODS: Questionnaires were designed focusing on patient/parent reported outcomes including surgical history, current symptomatology and quality of life...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618898/a-metasynthesis-study-of-family-caregivers-transition-experiences-caring-for-community-dwelling-persons-with-advanced-cancer-at-the-end-of-life
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Wendy Duggleby, Jamie Tycholiz, Lorraine Holtslander, Peter Hudson, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Mehrnoush Mirhosseini, Jasneet Parmar, Thane Chambers, Angele Alook, Jennifer Swindle
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers (broadly defined as family and friends) experience multiple concurrent transitions when caring for a person with advanced cancer. AIMS: To (a) explore the transition experience of family caregivers caring for persons with advanced cancer living in the community, (b) describe potential triggers for transitions, (c) identify what influences this experience, and (d) develop a conceptual framework of their transition experience. DESIGN: Sandelowski and Barroso's methodology for synthesizing qualitative research included (a) a comprehensive search of empirical literature, (b) quality appraisal of qualitative studies, (c) classification of studies, and (d) synthesis of the findings...
July 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613988/cost-effectiveness-of-virtual-bone-strength-testing-in-osteoporosis-screening-programs-for-postmenopausal-women-in-the-united-states
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Christoph A Agten, Austin J Ramme, Stella Kang, Stephen Honig, Gregory Chang
Purpose To investigate whether assessment of bone strength with quantitative computed tomography (CT) in combination with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is cost-effective as a screening tool for osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Materials and Methods A state-transition microsimulation model of osteoporosis for postmenopausal women aged 55 years or older was developed with a lifetime horizon and U.S. societal perspective. All model inputs were derived from published literature. Three strategies were compared: no screening, DXA with T score-dependent rescreening intervals, and a combination of DXA and quantitative CT with different intervals (3, 5, and 10 years) at different screening initiation ages (55-65 years)...
June 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604141/cost-effectiveness-of-subdermal-implantable-buprenorphine-versus-sublingual-buprenorphine-to-treat-opioid-use-disorder
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John A Carter, Ryan Dammerman, Michael Frost
AIMS: Subdermal implantable buprenorphine (BSI) was recently approved to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) in clinically-stable adults. In the pivotal clinical trial, BSI was associated with a higher proportion of completely-abstinent patients (85.7% vs 71.9%; P = 0.03) versus sublingual buprenorphine (SL-BPN). Elsewhere, relapse to illicit drug use is associated with diminished treatment outcomes and increased costs. Herein, we evaluated the cost-effectiveness of BSI versus SL-BPN from a US societal perspective...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601329/predictors-of-readmission-in-nonagenarians-analysis-of-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-project-dataset
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Zachary Hothem, Dustin Baker, Christina S Jenkins, Jason Douglas, Rose E Callahan, Catherine C Shuell, Graham W Long, Robert J Welsh
BACKGROUND: Increased longevity has led to more nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. Development of predictive models for hospital readmission may identify patients who benefit from preoperative optimization and postoperative transition of care intervention. Our goal was to identify significant predictors of 30-d readmission in nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery. METHODS: Nonagenarians undergoing elective surgery from January 2011 to December 2012 were identified using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project participant use data files...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599601/effect-of-pharmacy-supported-transition-of-care-interventions-on-30-day-readmissions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Claire R Rodrigues, Amanda R Harrington, Nicole Murdock, John T Holmes, Eliza Z Borzadek, Kristin Calabro, Jennifer Martin, Marion K Slack
OBJECTIVE: To describe pharmacy-supported transition-of-care (TOC) interventions and determine their effect on 30-day all-cause readmissions. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE/PubMed, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, ABI Inform Complete, PsychINFO, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete, CINHAL, Cochrane library, OIASTER, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, ClinicalTrials.gov , and relevant websites were searched from January 1, 1995, to December 31, 2015. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: PICOS+E criteria were utilized...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590816/found-in-transition
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Nicholas Medforth, Elaine Huntingdon
The journey to adulthood is complex and multi-dimensional. Young people may be independent in some spheres of their lives, but dependent in others. For young people with a disability, long-term condition, or mental health problem there are additional hurdles. As they move between health and social care services, they will find significant differences in expectations, delivery, and culture. At the same time, their own needs will be evolving. Despite a great deal of guidance on effective transition support, in 2014, England's Care Quality Commission highlighted a shortfall between policy and practice...
June 7, 2017: Compr Child Adolesc Nurs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586260/laparoscopic-ventral-rectopexy-versus-laparoscopic-wells-rectopexy-for-complete-rectal-prolapse-long-term-results
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Khaled M Madbouly, Mohamed Youssef
BACKGROUND: There is no agreement about which laparoscopic rectopexy technique is best for treating complete rectal prolapse. Purpose was to compare functional outcome, the recurrence rate, and quality of life in patients treated with laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR) versus the laparoscopic Wells rectopexy (LWR) for complete rectal prolapse. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of consecutive patients who presented with complete rectal prolapse...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580608/improving-the-quality-of-transition-and-transfer-of-care-in-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Ian K Everitt, Jennifer F Gerardin, Fred H Rodriguez, Wendy M Book
The transition and transfer from pediatric to adult care is becoming increasingly important as improvements in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease allow patients to live longer. Transition is a complex and continuous process that requires careful planning. Inadequate transition has adverse effects on patients, their families and healthcare delivery systems. Currently, significant gaps exist in patient care as adolescents transfer to adult care and there are little data to drive the informed management of transition and transfer of care in adolescent congenital heart disease patients...
May 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573175/lubiprostone-improves-visualization-of-small-bowel-for-capsule-endoscopy-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-2-way-crossover-study
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Mizue Matsuura, Masahiko Inamori, Yumi Inou, Kenji Kanoshima, Takuma Higurashi, Hidenori Ohkubo, Hiroshi Iida, Hiroki Endo, Takashi Nonaka, Akihiko Kusakabe, Shin Maeda, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Lubiprostone has been reported to be an anti-constipation drug. The aim of the study was to investigate the usefulness of lubiprostone both for bowel preparation and as a propulsive agent in small bowel endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-way crossover study of subjects who volunteered to undergo capsule endoscopy (CE). A total of 20 subjects (16 male and 4 female volunteers) were randomly assigned to receive a 24-μg tablet of lubiprostone 120 minutes prior to capsule ingestion for CE (L regimen), or a placebo tablet 120 minutes prior to capsule ingestion for CE (P regimen)...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570449/quality-measures-in-breast-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Rahim N Nazerali, Micaela A Finnegan, Vasu Divi, Gordon K Lee, Robin N Kamal
BACKGROUND: The importance of providing quality care over quantity of care, and its positive effects on health care expenditure and health, has motivated a transition toward value-based payments. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and private payers are establishing programs linking financial incentives and penalties to adherence to quality measures. As payment models based on quality measures are transitioned into practice, it is beneficial to identify current quality measures that address breast reconstruction surgery as well as understand gaps to inform future quality measure development...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568967/globalisation-and-national-trends-in-nutrition-and-health-a-grouped-fixed-effects-approach-to-intercountry-heterogeneity
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Lisa Oberlander, Anne-Célia Disdier, Fabrice Etilé
Using a panel dataset of 70 countries spanning 42 years (1970-2011), we investigate the distinct effects of social globalisation and trade openness on national trends in markers of diet quality (supplies of animal proteins, free fats and sugar, average body mass index, and diabetes prevalence). Our key methodological contribution is the application of a grouped fixed-effects estimator, which extends linear fixed-effects models. The grouped fixed-effects estimator partitions our sample into distinct groups of countries in order to control for time-varying unobserved heterogeneity that follows a group-specific pattern...
June 1, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565986/pipeline-embolization-device-versus-coiling-for-the-treatment-of-large-and-giant-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Arvin R Wali, Charlie C Park, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Florin Vaida, James D Murphy, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE Rupture of large or giant intracranial aneurysms leads to significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. Both coiling and the Pipeline embolization device (PED) have been shown to be safe and clinically effective for the treatment of unruptured large and giant intracranial aneurysms; however, the relative cost-to-outcome ratio is unknown. The authors present the first cost-effectiveness analysis to compare the economic impact of the PED compared with coiling or no treatment for the endovascular management of large or giant intracranial aneurysms...
June 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562155/challenges-of-implementing-fibromyalgia-treatment-guidelines-in-current-clinical-practice
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Lesley M Arnold, Daniel J Clauw
The current diagnostic and treatment pathway for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) is lengthy, complex, and characterized by multiple physician visits with an average 2-year wait until diagnosis. It is clear that effective identification and appropriate treatment of FM remain a challenge in current clinical practice. Ideally, FM management involves a multidisciplinary approach with the preferable patient pathway originating in primary care but supported by a range of health care providers, including referral to specialist care when necessary...
June 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557720/a-family-centered-rounds-checklist-family-engagement-and-patient-safety-a-randomized-trial
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Elizabeth D Cox, Gwen C Jacobsohn, Victoria P Rajamanickam, Pascale Carayon, Michelle M Kelly, Tosha B Wetterneck, Paul J Rathouz, Roger L Brown
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family-centered rounds (FCRs) have become standard of care, despite the limited evaluation of FCRs' benefits or interventions to support high-quality FCR delivery. This work examines the impact of the FCR checklist intervention, a checklist and associated provider training, on performance of FCR elements, family engagement, and patient safety. METHODS: This cluster randomized trial involved 298 families. Two hospital services were randomized to use the checklist; 2 others delivered usual care...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553701/opioid-antagonists-with-minimal-sedation-for-opioid-withdrawal
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REVIEW
Linda Gowing, Robert Ali, Jason M White
BACKGROUND: Managed withdrawal is a necessary step prior to drug-free treatment or as the endpoint of long-term substitution treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of opioid antagonists plus minimal sedation for opioid withdrawal. Comparators were placebo as well as more established approaches to detoxification, such as tapered doses of methadone, adrenergic agonists, buprenorphine and symptomatic medications. SEARCH METHODS: We updated our searches of the following databases to December 2016: CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO and Web of Science...
May 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551083/the-effects-of-yoga-and-self-esteem-on-menopausal-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anna K Koch, Sybille Rabsilber, Romy Lauche, Sherko Kümmel, Gustav Dobos, Jost Langhorst, Holger Cramer
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has found that yoga can enhance quality of life and ease menopausal symptoms of breast cancer survivors. The study examined whether self-esteem mediated the effects of yoga on quality of life, fatigue and menopausal symptoms, utilizing validated outcome measures. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing the effects of yoga with those of usual care in 40 breast cancer survivors who suffered from menopausal symptoms...
May 13, 2017: Maturitas
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