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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239805/australian-heterosexual-women-s-experiences-of-healthcare-provision-following-a-pregnancy-loss
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Clemence Due, Kate Obst, Damien W Riggs, Catherine Collins
BACKGROUND: Despite increased awareness of the psychological impact of pregnancy loss, a lack of recognition continues with regards to women's experiences. Healthcare professionals have an important role to play in supporting women following a pregnancy loss, yet to date only a relatively small body of research has examined women's experiences with healthcare providers. AIM: This paper seeks to contribute to the literature on women's engagement with healthcare professionals by exploring the experiences of an Australian sample...
November 24, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238363/bleeding-outcomes-after-non-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-very-elderly
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Vimalraj Bogana Shanmugam, Dennis T Wong, Hashrul Rashid, James D Cameron, Yuvaraj Malaiapan, Peter J Psaltis
Background: Octogenarians constitute an increasing proportion of patients presenting for non-emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: This study evaluated the in-hospital procedural characteristics and outcomes, including the bleeding events of 293 octogenarians presenting between January 2010 and December 2012 for non-emergency PCI to a single large volume tertiary care Australian center. Comparisons were made with 293 consecutive patients aged less than or equal to 60 years, whose lesions were matched with the octogenarians...
October 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237051/pharmacist-participation-in-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-australian-and-french-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-nationwide-survey
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Naomi Weier, Gianpiero Tebano, Nathalie Thilly, Béatrice Demoré, Céline Pulcini, Syed Tabish R Zaidi
Background: Hospital pharmacists are an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes globally. Currently, little is known as to how hospital pharmacists see their role and involvement within the AMS framework. Objectives: To assess the current level of involvement of Australian and French hospital pharmacists in AMS programmes and identify barriers limiting their involvement in AMS. Methods: Hospital pharmacists throughout Australia and France were invited to participate in a nationwide online survey throughout March-May 2016...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233799/a-survey-of-medical-oncology-training-in-australian-medical-schools-pilot-study
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Mathew George, Hiren Mandaliya, Amy Prawira
BACKGROUND: Oncology is a rapidly evolving field with continuous advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Therefore, it is important that medical students are provided with the knowledge and experience required to care for oncology patients and enable them to diagnose and manage toxicities of novel therapeutic agents. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to understand the medical students' perspective of the oncology education provided in universities across Australia and identify areas of education that could potentially be modified or improved to ultimately attract more students to a career in oncology...
December 12, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233586/does-patients-experience-of-general-practice-affect-the-use-of-emergency-departments-evidence-from-australia
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Chun Yee Wong, Jane Hall
AS Emergency Department (ED) attendances have been growing rapidly, various strategies have been employed in Australia to improve access to General Practitioner (GP) care, particularly after normal working hours, in order to reduce the demand for ED. However, there has been little attention paid to the quality of GP care and whether that influences ED attendances. This paper investigates whether ED use is affected by patients' experience of GP care, using the logit model to analyse data from a survey of Australian consumers (1758 individuals)...
December 6, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230596/distribution-of-potential-eye-and-tissue-donors-within-an-australian-teaching-hospital
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Martin J Dutch, Anthony F Denahy
Eye and Tissue donation has the capacity to transform lives, yet the vast majority of potential in-hospital donors are not recognised. Studies which describe the relative importance of specific units or wards in determining the size of the donor pool are limited. The aim of this study was to map the distribution of potential Eye and Tissue donors within the study hospital. A 12-month retrospective analysis of all patient deaths at the study hospital was undertaken. The ability to donate corneal, heart valve, bone and skin tissue was investigated...
December 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229437/the-epidemiology-of-hip-fractures-across-western-victoria-australia
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Kara L Holloway, Muhammad A Sajjad, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Mark A Kotowicz, Patricia M Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L Dunning, Susan Brumby, Richard S Page, Daryl Pedler, Alasdair Sutherland, Svetha Venkatesh, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco
BACKGROUND: Hip fractures are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Hip fracture incidence varies across different levels of accessibility/remoteness and socioeconomic status (SES). As part of the Ageing, Chronic Disease and Injury Study, we aimed to map the pattern of hip fractures across the western region of the Australian state of Victoria, which contains a range of remoteness levels and SES. METHODS: Data on hip fractures resulting in hospital admission were extracted from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) for men and women aged 40+years during 2010-2013 inclusive...
December 8, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224589/a-wake-up-call-for-physical-activity-promotion-in-australia-results-from-a-survey-of-australian-nursing-and-allied-health-professionals
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Nicole Freene, Sophie Cools, Danny Hills, Bernie Bissett, Kate Pumpa, Gabrielle Cooper
Objective Nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs) are in an ideal position to promote physical activity (PA) as part of their health care provision. The aim of this study was to investigate current promotion and knowledge of PA among people in these disciplines.Methods A cross-sectional online survey of practicing Australian physiotherapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and pharmacists was conducted in 2016.Results A total of 433 nurses and AHPs completed the survey...
December 11, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224237/major-haemorrhage-fatalities-in-the-australian-national-coronial-database
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Jacob S Gipson, Erica M Wood, Merrole F Cole-Sinclair, Zoe McQuilten, Neil Waters, Noel W Woodford
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to describe the epidemiology of major bleeding fatalities. METHODS: A case series analysis of Australia's National Coronial Information System was conducted. Keywords were used to search for closed cases of major haemorrhage in the state of Victoria for the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011. Coroners' findings, autopsy reports and police reports of cases were reviewed. Demographic data were extracted, and cases were assigned to a clinical bleeding context...
December 10, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224205/healthcare-acquired-infections-prevention-strategies
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Shelanah A Fernando, Timothy J Gray, Thomas Gottlieb
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) impact on patient care and have cost implications for the Australian healthcare system. The management of HAI is exacerbated by rising rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Health-care workers and a contaminated hospital environment are increasingly implicated in the transmission and persistence of multi-resistant organisms (MRO), as well as other pathogens, such as Clostridium difficile. This has resulted in a timely focus on a range of HAI prevention actions. Core components include antimicrobial stewardship, to reduce overuse and ensure evidence-based antimicrobial use; infection prevention strategies, to control MRO - particularly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp...
December 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223064/patient-characteristics-incidence-technique-outcomes-and-early-prediction-of-tracheostomy-in-the-state-of-victoria-australia
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Andrew Casamento, Michael Bailey, Ray Robbins, David Pilcher, Stephen Warrillow, Angaj Ghosh, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is a relatively common procedure in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. AIMS: To study the patient characteristics, incidence, technique, outcomes and prediction of tracheostomy in the State of Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We used data from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database (ANZICS APD) and the Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset (VAED) to identify and match patients who had received a tracheostomy from 2004 to 2014...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222598/information-needs-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-and-their-parent-carers
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Maria C McCarthy, Robyn McNeil, Sarah Drew, Lisa Orme, Susan M Sawyer
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore health-related information needs of adolescent and young adults (AYAs) and their parent-carers and to examine demographic and clinical variables associated with unmet information needs, including patient activation. METHODS: In a national cross-sectional study, 196 Australian AYAs diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 25 years and within 24 months of diagnosis and 204 parent-carers reported on total and unmet needs for cancer and health-related information...
December 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222036/central-and-peripheral-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-australian-neonatal-and-paediatric-intensive-care-units-findings-from-a-comprehensive-victorian-surveillance-network-2008-2016
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L J Worth, A J Daley, T Spelman, A L Bull, J A Brett, M J Richards
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections in neonatal and paediatric populations are associated with poorer outcomes and healthcare costs, and surveillance is a necessary component of prevention programs. The objective of this study was to evaluate burden of illness, aetiology, and time-trends for central and peripheral line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI and PLABSI) in Australian neonatal and paediatric intensive care units (ICUs) between 1 July 2008 and 31 December 2016...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218967/call-for-national-dialogue-adapting-standards-of-care-in-extreme-events-we-are-not-ready
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Lynette Cusack, Kristine Gebbie
Clinical practices are based on a common understanding of nursing's professional standards in all aspects of patient care, no matter what the circumstances are. Circumstances can however, change dramatically due to emergencies, disasters, or pandemics and may make it difficult to meet the standard of care in the way nurses are accustomed. The Australian nursing profession has not yet facilitated a broad discussion and debate at the professional and institutional level about adapting standards of care under extreme conditions, a dialogue which goes beyond the content of basic emergency and disaster preparedness...
2017: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218958/factors-contributing-to-nursing-team-work-in-an-acute-care-tertiary-hospital
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Suzanne Polis, Megan Higgs, Vicki Manning, Gayle Netto, Ritin Fernandez
Background: Effective nursing teamwork is an essential component of quality health care and patient safety. Understanding which factors foster team work ensures teamwork qualities are cultivated and sustained. Objective: This study aims to investigate which factors are associated with team work in an Australian acute care tertiary hospital across all inpatient and outpatient settings. Methods: All nurses and midwives rostered to inpatient and outpatient wards in an acute care 600 bed hospital in Sydney Australia were invited to participate in a cross sectional survey between September to October 2013...
2017: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214368/renal-pharmacists-perceptions-and-current-practices-of-assessing-medication-adherence-in-dialysis-patients
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Saurav Ghimire, Colin Banks, Matthew D Jose, Ronald L Castelino, Syed Tabish R Zaidi
Background Medication nonadherence is a major problem in chronic kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis. Pharmacists play a vital role in improving medication-related patient outcomes, reducing drug-related problems, and improving medication adherence. However, little is known about how pharmacists assess medication adherence in dialysis patients. Objective To measure pharmacists' perceptions, current practices, and barriers to assessing adherence in dialysis patients. Setting Australian renal-specialised pharmacists...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213508/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-australian-national-university-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-index-for-the-brazilian-population
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Marcus Kiiti Borges, Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto, Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero
Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents a major public health problem and it is therefore crucial that modifiable risk factors be known prior to onset of dementia in late-life. The "Australian National University - Alzheimer's Disease Risk Index" (ANU-ADRI) is one of the potential tools for primary prevention of the disease. Objective: The aim of this study was to devise an adapted version of the ANU-ADRI for use in Brazil. Methods: The instrument was translated from its original language of English into Portuguese and then back-translated into English by bilingual translators...
April 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210488/acute-polyneuromyopathy-with-respiratory-failure-secondary-to-monensin-intoxication-in-a-dog
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Luis Bosch, Alexa M Bersenas, Shane Bateman
OBJECTIVE: To describe a successfully managed case of polyneuropathy and respiratory failure secondary to presumed monensin intoxication. CASE SUMMARY: A 9-month-old Australian Shepherd was evaluated for progressive generalized weakness and respiratory distress. Several days preceding presentation, the dog was seen playing with a monensin capsule, and had free access to a barn where the product was stored and where chewed capsules were subsequently found. The dog was presented with flaccid tetraparesis, hyperthermia, and severe respiratory distress...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206942/understanding-decision-making-in-cardiac-imaging-determinants-of-appropriate-use
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Ricardo Fonseca, Kim Jose, Thomas H Marwick
Aims: Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for echocardiography were developed in 2007 to facilitate decision-making, reduce variability in test utilization, and encourage rational use of imaging. However, there is little evidence that the AUC have favourably influenced ordering behaviour. This study explores the factors that contribute to clinicians requesting echocardiograms with a focus on appropriate use. Methods and results: Semi-structured face-to-face interviews with cardiologists and non-cardiologists who had requested echocardiograms were conducted at an Australian tertiary hospital...
November 30, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202256/long-term-mortality-of-critically-ill-patients-with-diabetes-who-survive-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Mark P Plummer, Mark E Finnis, Vishwanath Biradar, Shailesh Bihari, Palash Kar, Stewart Moodie, Michael Horowitz, Jonathan E Shaw, Liza K Phillips, Adam M Deane
OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of critically ill patients with diabetes are unknown. Our objectives were to evaluate the effect of diabetes on both long-term survival rates and the average number of years of life lost for patients admitted to an intensive care unit who survived to hospital discharge. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A data linkage study evaluating all adult patients in South Australia between 2004 and 2011 who survived hospitalisation that required admission to a public hospital ICU...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
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