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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235235/review-article-best-practice-management-of-common-ankle-and-foot-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-part-2-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Ankle and foot injuries are the most common musculoskeletal injuries presenting to Australian EDs and are associated with a large societal and economic impact. The quality of ED care provided to patients with ankle and foot fractures or soft tissue injuries is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common ankle and foot injuries in the ED. Databases including PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites, were searched in 2017...
December 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235049/age-specific-reference-values-and-cut-off-points-for-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-infertile-women-following-a-long-agonist-treatment-protocol-for-ivf
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Z Hiedar, M Bakhtiyari, F Foroozanfard, M Mirzamoradi
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to determining the reference value of anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) in infertile women and effect of AMH on different ovarian responses in the stratum of BMI categories. METHODS: Through a retrospective cohort study the information of 816 infertile patients referring to the referral infertility clinic of Mahdiyeh Hospital since the beginning of 2011 until the end of January 2016 were used. The normal-based method was undertaken to calculate age-specific AMH percentiles...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223190/educational-effects-on-ascertain-dementia-8-item-informant-questionnaire-to-detect-dementia-in-the-taiwanese-population
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Sz-Fan Chen, Ming-Hsiung Liu, Nai-Ching Chen, Horng-Dean Horng, Wen-Lung Tsao, Chiung-Chih Chang, Ya-Ting Chang
BACKGROUND: Dementia screening is a public health priority in Taiwan, where the prevalence of dementia is increasing because of an aging population. However, the reasons affect community-dwelling people to accept a referral to memory specialist clinic after dementia screening was still unclear. To investigate the feasibility, acceptability, sensitivity, and specificity of the ascertain dementia 8-item informant questionnaire (AD8) to screen for patients with cognitive impairments in Taiwan's primary healthcare system...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220703/referral-to-specialist-physiotherapists-in-the-management-of-whiplash-associated-disorders-perspectives-of-healthcare-practitioners
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Aila Nica Bandong, Andrew Leaver, Martin Mackey, Michele Sterling, Joan Kelly, Carrie Ritchie, Trudy Rebbeck
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for whiplash associated disorders (WAD) recommend early referral to specialists (e.g. specialist physiotherapists) of people who are not recovering. This recommendation is a key component of a proposed clinical pathway of care for WAD. OBJECTIVE: To explore healthcare practitioners' opinions about referral to specialist physiotherapists of people with WAD at high risk of non-recovery. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive study...
November 22, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220203/recent-advances-in-fertility-preservation-and-counseling-for-female-cancer-patients
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Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Ensuring quality of life for increasing numbers of women surviving cancer has become a key challenge. Patients need to be counseled on potential fertility loss resulting from gonadotoxic treatments, and referred to fertility specialists to discuss existing options and available results. Areas covered: Fertility preservation options have existed for over twenty years. The proposed fertility preservation approach depends on patient age, the urgency of required chemotherapy, and psychosocial factors such as financial concerns, especially in countries where techniques are not covered by social security...
December 8, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218835/-we-just-follow-the-patients-lead-healthcare-professional-perspectives-on-the-involvement-of-teenagers-with-cancer-in-decision-making
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Emma Day, Louise Jones, Richard Langner, L Caroline Stirling, Rachael Hough, Myra Bluebond-Langner
PURPOSE: We report on an in-depth interview and participant observation study that uses data from multiple sources to determine how the involvement of teenagers with leukaemia is understood and enacted in healthcare. In this article, we investigate healthcare professionals' (HCP) views of teenagers' involvement in decisions about their care and treatment for leukaemia. METHODS: We conducted participant observation at 98 multi-disciplinary meetings and 95 open-ended, semi-structured interviews and informal conversations with clinical teenage cancer teams at one UK tertiary referral centre...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216841/medical-overuse-and-quaternary-prevention-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study-with-general-practitioners
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Kathrin Alber, Thomas Kuehlein, Angela Schedlbauer, Susann Schaffer
BACKGROUND: Medical overuse is a topic of growing interest in health care systems and especially in primary care. It comprises both over investigation and overtreatment. Quaternary prevention strategies aim at protecting patients from unnecessary or harmful medicine. The objective of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of relevant aspects of medical overuse in primary care from the perspective of German general practitioners (GPs). We focused on the scope, consequences and drivers of medical overuse and strategies to reduce it (=quaternary prevention)...
December 8, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212608/clinical-islet-transplantation-for-type-1-diabetes-in-canada-referral-patterns-and-eligibility-assessment
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Ying Ling, Aashna Gill, Richard Oram, A M James Shapiro, Peter Senior
OBJECTIVES: Careful selection for clinical islet transplantation (CIT) is required because of limited organ supply and the risks for lifelong immunosuppression. However, the indications for this novel treatment may not be widely known, and selection criteria continue to evolve. We sought to describe the pattern of referrals to our centre and the most common factors determining eligibility for CIT. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all applications for CIT received at the University of Alberta between May 2009 and April 2012...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209424/severe-copd-and-the-transition-to-a-palliative-approach
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Amanda Landers, Rachel Wiseman, Suzanne Pitama, Lutz Beckert
Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a chaotic trajectory towards death. Research has focused on identifying a "transition point" that would allow identification of those patients who may benefit from a palliative approach to their care, or referral to a specialist palliative care service. This article aims to outline difficulties in identifying this transition point, summarise current literature on this topic and suggests a model based on clinical milestones. Educational aims: To outline the difficulties associated with identifying patients with severe COPD who are at risk of dying...
December 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201538/vision-in-stroke-cohort-profile-overview-of-visual-impairment
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Fiona J Rowe
Aim: To profile the full range of visual disorders from a large prospective observation study of stroke survivors referred by stroke multidisciplinary teams to orthoptic services with suspected visual problems. Methods: Multicenter prospective study undertaken in 20 acute Trust hospitals. Standardized screening/referral forms and investigation forms documented data on referral signs and symptoms plus type and extent of visual impairment. Results: Of 1,345 patients referred with suspected visual impairment, 915 were recruited (59% men; mean age at stroke onset 69 years [SD 14])...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201388/evaluating-the-feasibility-of-conducting-a-trial-using-a-patient-decision-aid-in-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-candidates-a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Sandra L Carroll, Dawn Stacey, Michael McGillion, Jeff S Healey, Gary Foster, Sarah Hutchings, Heather M Arthur, Gina Browne, Lehana Thabane
Background: Patient decision aids (PtDA) support quality decision-making. The aim of this research was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial delivering an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)-specific PtDA to new ICD candidates and examining preliminary estimates of differences in outcomes. Methods: Prior to recruitment, ICD candidacy was determined. Consented patients were randomized to (1) usual care or (2) PtDA intervention...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200525/mental-health-care-during-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-sierra-leone
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Stania Kamara, Anna Walder, Jennifer Duncan, Antoinet Kabbedijk, Peter Hughes, Andrew Muana
Problem: Reported levels of mental health and psychosocial problems rose during the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone. Approach: As part of the emergency response, existing plans to create mental health units within the existing hospital framework were brought forward. A nurse-led mental health and psychosocial support service, with an inpatient liaison service and an outpatient clinic, was set up at the largest government hospital in the country...
December 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198562/disease-burden-and-costs-from-excess-alcohol-consumption-obesity-and-viral-hepatitis-fourth-report-of-the-lancet-standing-commission-on-liver-disease-in-the-uk
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REVIEW
Roger Williams, Graeme Alexander, Iain Armstrong, Alastair Baker, Neeraj Bhala, Ginny Camps-Walsh, Matthew E Cramp, Simon de Lusignan, Natalie Day, Anil Dhawan, John Dillon, Colin Drummond, Jessica Dyson, Graham Foster, Ian Gilmore, Mark Hudson, Deirdre Kelly, Andrew Langford, Neil McDougall, Petra Meier, Kieran Moriarty, Philip Newsome, John O'Grady, Rachel Pryke, Liz Rolfe, Peter Rice, Harry Rutter, Nick Sheron, Alison Taylor, Jeremy Thompson, Douglas Thorburn, Julia Verne, John Wass, Andrew Yeoman
This report contains new and follow-up metric data relating to the eight main recommendations of the Lancet Standing Commission on Liver Disease in the UK, which aim to reduce the unacceptable harmful consequences of excess alcohol consumption, obesity, and viral hepatitis. For alcohol, we provide data on alcohol dependence, damage to families, and the documented increase in alcohol consumption since removal of the above-inflation alcohol duty escalator. Alcoholic liver disease will shortly overtake ischaemic heart disease with regard to years of working life lost...
November 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198261/inter-hospital-transport-of-the-child-with-critical-cardiac-disease
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Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Zafurallah Intikhab, Neil Spenceley, Ilias Iliopoulos, Alana Duff, Johnny Millar
Centralisation of services such as cardiology, cardiac surgery, and intensive care in many parts of the world has resulted in the need to safely transport children with critical cardiac disease from local hospitals to specialist centres for diagnostic, surgical, and/or critical care intervention. The transport of this cohort of children, whether locally or internationally, can present specific clinical and logistical challenges. An international group of clinicians with expertise in cardiac care and critical care transport worked together to summarise current clinical practice relating to key areas of transport...
December 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197641/primary-care-providers-use-of-a-child-psychiatry-telephone-support-program
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Jeanne Van Cleave, Chloe Holifield, James M Perrin
BACKGROUND: The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) provides telephone support from mental health specialists to primary care providers (PCPs). Understanding PCPs' use may inform implementation of similar programs. OBJECTIVE: To examine PCPs' decision-making process to use or not use MCPAP when encountering mental health problems. METHODS: We analyzed data regarding calls from PCPs to MCPAP from 10/1/2010-7/31/2011 and interviewed fourteen PCPs with frequent use (≥7 calls) and infrequent use (≤4 calls)...
November 29, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195577/perspectives-on-managing-solitary-pulmonary-nodules-a-survey-of-primary-care-physicians
#16
Geena Wu, Martin Consunji, Rebecca A Nelson, Kenny Yeung, Canlan Sun, Jae Y Kim, Dan J Raz
Primary care physicians (PCPs) may be involved in the evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) detected through lung cancer screening. Little is known about their perspectives on the management or the referral of SPN. Using the American Medical Association's Physician Masterfile, we randomly surveyed 1384 PCPs between January and October 2015 with an 18% response rate. A subset analysis was performed on SPN management and referral practices of PCP. These results and those relating to practice characteristics were compared between family practice and internal medicine physicians...
2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193092/imaging-in-retroperitoneal-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#17
Christina Messiou, Carlo Morosi
Patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma can present to a variety of clinicians with non-specific symptoms and retroperitoneal sarcomas can be incidental findings. Failure to recognize retroperitoneal sarcomas on imaging can lead to inappropriate management in non-specialist centers. Therefore it is critical that the possibility of retroperitoneal sarcoma should be considered with prompt referral to a soft tissue sarcoma unit. This review guides clinicians through a diagnostic pathway, introduces concepts in response assessment and new imaging developments...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191589/does-timeliness-of-care-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-impact-on-survival
#18
Shalini K Vinod, Amrita Chandra, Angela Berthelsen, Joseph Descallar
OBJECTIVES: To measure time intervals in the management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients, identify factors associated with this and evaluate the impact of timeliness of care on survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of South Western Sydney (SWS) patients with newly diagnosed NSCLC from 2006 to 2012 was identified from the SWSLHD Clinical Cancer Registry. Time intervals evaluated in days were "Diagnosis to Initial Treatment" and "Referral to Initial Treatment"...
October 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191503/management-of-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-uk-survey-of-current-practice-unmet-needs-and-expert-commentary
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Robert Tulloh, Kostas Dimopoulos, Robin Condliffe, Paul Clift
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a well-recognised complication of adult congenital heart disease (CHD). However, management is not currently standardised between centres and specific guidelines are lacking. In order to identify and understand the unmet needs related to PAH associated with CHD (PAH-CHD), a survey of physicians was performed. METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to two physician groups: (1) cardiologists registered in a UK cardiology directory; (2) specialist pulmonary hypertension (PH) physicians known to manage patients with adult PAH-CHD...
November 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189861/-study-and-management-of-thyroid-nodes-by-non-specialist-physicians-soched-consensus
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Hernán Tala, René E Díaz, José Miguel Domínguez Ruiz-Tagle, Jorge Sapunar Zenteno, Pedro Pineda, Patricia Arroyo Albala, Marcela Barberán, Patricio Cabané, Francisco Cruz Olivos, Patricio Gac E, Andrea Glasinovic Pizarro, Hernán E González, Francisca Grob, Maria Soledad Hidalgo Valle, Rodrigo Jaimovich, Alejandra Lanas, Claudio Liberman, Maite Lobo Guiñez, Arturo Madrid
The thyroid nodule is a frequent cause of primary care consultation. The prevalence of a palpable thyroid nodule is approximately 4-7%, increasing up to 67% by the incidental detection of nodules on ultrasound. The vast majority are benign and asymptomatic, staying stable over time. The clinical importance of studying a thyroid nodule is to exclude thyroid cancer, which occurs in 5 to 10% of the nodules. The Board of SOCHED (Chilean Society of Endocrinology and Diabetes) asked the Thyroid Study Group to develop a consensus regarding the diagnostic management of the thyroid nodule in Chile, aimed at non-specialist physicians and adapted to the national reality...
August 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
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