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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635585/the-meaning-and-experience-of-bereavement-support-a-qualitative-interview-study-of-bereaved-family-caregivers
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Emma Kirby, Katherine Kenny, Alex Broom, John MacArtney, Phillip Good
OBJECTIVE: Experiences of bereavement can be stressful and are frequently complicated by emotional, familial, and financial issues. Some-though not all-caregivers may benefit from bereavement support. While considered standard within palliative care services in Australia, bereavement support is not widely utilized by family caregivers. There is little research focused on the forms of bereavement support desired or required by family caregivers, how such care is viewed, and/or how bereavement support is experienced...
June 21, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630719/hip-arthroscopy-results-in-improved-patient-reported-outcomes-compared-to-non-operative-management-of-waitlisted-patients
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Luke Spencer-Gardner, Ruch Dissanayake, Amir Kalanie, Parminder Singh, John O'Donnell
Hip arthroscopy (HA) is an established treatment option to address intra-articular pathology of the hip. However, some clinicians encourage non-operative management (NOM). Non-operative management may include active measures such as physiotherapy and intra-articular steroid injections, or NOM may involve so called watchful waiting with no active intervention. These approaches, along with surgery have been detailed recently in the Warwick Agreement, a Consensus Statement regarding diagnosis and treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome The aim of this study is to compare the change in clinical outcome scores of waitlisted patients with intra-articular hip pathology who receive no active treatment with matched controls that have undergone HA...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628893/one-year-mortality-after-hip-fracture-in-older-individuals-the-effects-of-delirium-and-dementia
#3
Rebecca Mitchell, Lara Harvey, Henry Brodaty, Brian Draper, Jacqueline Close
BACKGROUND: Delirium is common in older hip fracture patients, yet its association with mortality after hip fracture remains uncertain. This study aimed to determine whether delirium was associated with all-cause one-year mortality after hip fracture in older patients and whether the effect of delirium was independent of dementia status. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of linked hospitalisation and mortality data for patients aged ≥65 years with a hip fracture during 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2014 in New South Wales, Australia...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627404/pattern-and-outcome-of-heart-failure-related-hospitalization-over-5-years-in-a-remote-australian-population-a-retrospective-administrative-data-cohort-of-617-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-cases
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Camilla Tuttle, Matthew Reeves, Ta-Chi Zhong Hu, Ashley K Keates, Stephen Brady, Graeme Maguire, Simon Stewart
AIMS: To understand the pattern and outcomes for heart failure (HF) related hospitalization among Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients living in Central Australia. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective analysis of administrative data for patients presenting with a primary or secondary diagnosis of HF to Central Australia's Alice Springs Hospital during 2008 to 2012 was performed. The population rate of admission and subsequent outcomes (including case-fatality and readmission) during the 5-year study period were examined...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627047/hysterectomy-trends-in-australia-2000-01-to-2013-14-joinpoint-regression-analysis
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Louise Forsyth Wilson, Nirmala Pandeya, Gita Devi Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Hysterectomy is a common gynecological procedure, particularly in middle and high income countries. The aim of this paper was to describe and examine hysterectomy trends in Australia from 2000-01 to 2013-14. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For women aged 25 years and over, data on the number of hysterectomies performed in Australia annually were sourced from the National Hospital and Morbidity Database. Age-specific and age-standardized hysterectomy rates per 10,000 women were estimated with adjustment for hysterectomy prevalence in the population...
June 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624761/factors-influencing-psychological-social-and-health-outcomes-after-major-burn-injuries-in-adults-cohort-study-protocol
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Martha Druery, Peter A Newcombe, Cate M Cameron, Jeffrey Lipman
INTRODUCTION: The goal of burn care is that 'the quality of the outcome must be worth the pain of survival'. More research is needed to understand how best to deliver care for patients with burns to achieve this aim. Loss of independence, function as well as loss of income for patients with burns and carers cause a significant burden at both individual and societal levels. Much is being done to advance knowledge in the clinical care field; however, there has been a paucity of research exploring psychosocial outcomes...
June 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624716/seizure-related-hospital-admissions-readmissions-and-costs-comparisons-with-asthma-and-diabetes-in-south-australia
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Michelle L Bellon, Christopher Barton, Nikki McCaffrey, Denise Parker, Claire Hutchinson
PURPOSE: Seizures are listed as an Ambulatory Care Sensitive Condition (ACSC), where, in some cases, hospitalisation may be avoided with appropriate preventative and early management in primary care. We examined the frequencies, trends and financial costs of first and subsequent seizure-related hospital admissions in the adult and paediatric populations, with comparisons to bronchitis/asthma and diabetes admissions in South Australia between 2012 and 2014. METHODS: De-identified hospital separation data from five major public hospitals in metropolitan South Australia were analysed to determine the number of children and adults admitted for the following Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups: seizure related conditions; bronchitis/asthma; and diabetes...
June 10, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623119/the-cost-effectiveness-of-a-stroke-unit-in-providing-enhanced-patient-outcomes-in-an-australian-teaching-hospital
#8
Shaun Zhai, Fergus Gardiner, Teresa Neeman, Brett Jones, Yash Gawarikar
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and mortality. Patients who receive organized inpatient care in a stroke unit (SU) have better clinical outcomes. However, evidence on the cost analysis of an SU is lacking. The objective of this study was to assess the performance and analyze the cost-effectiveness of an SU. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted comparing the acute stroke patient care in a 6-month period before and after the establishment of an acute SU at Calvary Hospital in 2013-2014...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621799/clinical-guideline-for-the-management-of-odontogenic-infections-in-the-tertiary-setting
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Sushma Vytla, Dieter Gebauer
BACKGROUND: Odontogenic infections are a common presentation to Emergency Departments of Australian hospitals. Due to the limited training in diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions, these patients can present a challenge for the medical practitioner. The objective of this study was to provide an evidence-based approach to the management of odontogenic infections in adults presenting to Royal Perth Hospital. METHODS: A literature search was conducted to identify evidence based guidelines for the management of odontogenic infections in the tertiary hospital setting...
June 16, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618062/examining-maintenance-care-following-infliximab-salvage-therapy-for-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis
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Dean Seah, Matthew C Choy, Alexandra Gorelik, William R Connell, Miles P Sparrow, Daniel van Langenberg, Geoffrey Hebbard, Gregory Moore, Peter De Cruz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data supporting the optimal maintenance drug therapy & strategy to monitor ongoing response following successful infliximab (IFX) induction, for acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC), are limited. We aimed to evaluate maintenance & monitoring strategies employed in patients post IFX induction therapy. METHODS: Patients in 6 Australian tertiary centres treated with IFX for steroid-refractory ASUC between April 2014 & May 2015 were identified via hospital IBD & pharmacy databases...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618040/optimising-implementation-of-a-patient-assessment-framework-for-emergency-nurses-a-mixed-method-study
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Belinda Munroe, Kate Curtis, Thomas Buckley, Melinda Lewis, Lou Atkins
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine potential facilitators and barriers and tailor interventions to optimise future implementation of a patient-assessment framework into emergency nursing practice. BACKGROUND: An evidence-informed patient-assessment framework HIRAID (History, Identify Red flags, Assessment, Interventions, Diagnostics, communication and reassessment) improves the quality of patient assessments performed by emergency nurses. Facilitators and barriers must be understood and tailored interventions selected to optimise implementation...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617166/challenges-in-providing-timely-physiotherapy-and-opportunities-to-influence-outcomes-for-potential-lung-donors
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Cassandra Raios, Jenny L Keating, Nicola Stitt, Helen I Opdam, Elizabeth H Skinner
CONTEXT: There is a critical shortage of donor lungs however, considerable ethical considerations are associated with the conduct of research to optimize care of the potential organ donor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pathways of consent, respiratory care by physiotherapists and donation rates to contextualize future research on physiotherapy effects on donor lung suitability for procurement. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Australian tertiary hospital...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608525/antimicrobials-used-for-surgical-prophylaxis-by-equine-veterinary-practitioners-in-australia
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L Y Hardefeldt, G F Browning, K Thursky, J R Gilkerson, H Billman-Jacobe, M A Stevenson, K E Bailey
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobials are widely used in Australian veterinary practices, but no investigation into the classes of antimicrobials used or the appropriateness of use in horses has been conducted. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe antimicrobial use for surgical prophylaxis in equine practice in Australia. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey. METHODS: An online questionnaire was used to document antimicrobial usage patterns...
June 13, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606289/integrated-care-among-healthcare-providers-in-shared-maternity-care-what-is-the-role-of-paper-and-electronic-health-records
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Glenda Hawley, Julie Hepworth, Claire Jackson, Shelley A Wilkinson
This study examines a paper hand-held record and a shared electronic health record in an Australian tertiary hospital healthcare maternity setting and the role that both types of records play in facilitating integrated care among healthcare providers. A qualitative research design was used where five focus groups were conducted in two phases with 69 hospital healthcare providers. In total, 32 interviews were also carried out with general practitioners. Transcripts were analysed using qualitative content analysis...
June 13, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603870/advice-about-infant-feeding-for-allergy-prevention-a-confusing-picture-for-australian-consumers
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Merryn J Netting, Katrina J Allen
AIM: Early feeding plays an important role in programming the immune system, particularly the risk of food allergy. There are many infant feeding guides published for consumers available in Australia, with most based on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2012 Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers and the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Infant Feeding Advice for allergy prevention. We sought to compare allergy-specific content of infant feeding educational material written for parents with these two documents...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603591/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-octogenarians-presenting-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-australian-population
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Wei Liang Sim, Vivek Mutha, Muhammad Asrar Ul-Haq, Victoria Sasongko, William Van-Gaal
AIM: To investigate the characteristics and outcomes of octogenarians who presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) compared to non-octogenarians and to investigate the outcomes of octogenarians that received primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to those managed conservatively. METHODS: We performed a single center retrospective case controlled study. All octogenarians who presented with STEMI to a tertiary referring hospital between 2007 and 2012 were included...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603552/problem-management-plus-pm-in-the-management-of-common-mental-disorders-in-a-specialized-mental-healthcare-facility-in-pakistan-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Syed Usman Hamdani, Zainab Ahmed, Marit Sijbrandij, Huma Nazir, Aqsa Masood, Parveen Akhtar, Hania Amin, Richard A Bryant, Katie Dawson, Mark van Ommeren, Atif Rahman, Fareed Aslam Minhas
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a 5-session, psychological intervention program delivered by trained non-specialist that addresses common mental disorders. The objectives of this study are to evaluate effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of PM+ in a specialized mental health care facility in Pakistan. METHODS: A single blind individual randomized controlled trial (RCT) will be carried out in the outpatient department of a specialized mental healthcare facility in Rawalpindi, Pakistan...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603078/gatekeepers-in-the-healthcare-sector-knowledge-and-bourdieu-s-concept-of-field
#18
Fran M Collyer, Karen F Willis, Sophie Lewis
Choice is an imperative for patients in the Australian healthcare system. The complexity of this healthcare 'maze', however, means that successfully navigating and making choices depends not only on the decisions of patients, but also other key players in the healthcare sector. Utilising Bourdieu's concepts of capital, habitus and field, we analyse the role of gatekeepers (i.e., those who control access to resources, services and knowledge) in shaping patients' experiences of healthcare, and producing opportunities to enable or constrain their choices...
June 3, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602670/the-applicability-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-for-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-australia
#19
Chee Loong Chow, Francis A Ponnuthurai, Kevin C Allman, William van Gaal
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for radionuclide myocardial perfusion scans (MPS) was developed to promote its rational use in the assessment of stable ischaemic heart disease (IHD). We sought to validate the applicability of this document in the Australian context. METHODS: 1009 consecutive patients who underwent MPS were retrospectively audited at a single major metropolitan hospital in Victoria, Australia. Appropriateness was assigned based on the 2013 ACC AUC, and common indications and predictors of positive scan results were examined...
May 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600853/mixed-methods-study-on-the-use-of-and-attitudes-towards-safety-checklists-in-interventional-radiology
#20
Zachary Munn, Kristy Giles, Edoardo Aromataris, Anita Deakin, Timothy Schultz, Catherine Mandel, Micah Dj Peters, Guy Maddern, Alan Pearson, William Runciman
INTRODUCTION: The use of safety checklists in interventional radiology is an intervention aimed at reducing mortality and morbidity. Currently there is little known about their practical use in Australian radiology departments. The primary aim of this mixed methods study was to evaluate how safety checklists (SC) are used and completed in radiology departments within Australian hospitals, and attitudes towards their use as described by Australian radiologists. METHODS: A mixed methods approach employing both quantitative and qualitative techniques was used for this study...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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