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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214475/hunter-and-new-england-healthpathways-a-4-year-journey-of-integrated-care
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Jane S Gray, Judith R Swan, Margaret A Lynch, Tracey M Tay, Marika-Jane Mackenzie, John H Wiggers, Karen A Harrison, Robert C McDonald, Ian P O'Dea, Louise M Harrigan, Sandra M Fitzgerald
Objective This paper describes the 4-year journey of Hunter and New England HealthPathways - a password-protected web-based portal designed to provide localised evidence-informed clinical and referral information to support general practice at the point of care.Methods A process evaluation was conducted in 2013, with a case study comparison performed in 2014 to assess impact of HealthPathways on patient referral and access to specialist care, followed by a review in 2016 of utilisation of the online portal to assess whether healthcare providers continued to access HealthPathways...
February 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211881/a-technician-delivered-virtual-clinic-for-triaging-low-risk-glaucoma-referrals
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A Kotecha, J Brookes, P J Foster
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes of a technician-delivered glaucoma referral triaging service with 'virtual review' of resultant data by a consultant ophthalmologist.Patients and methodsThe Glaucoma Screening Clinic reviewed new optometrist or GP-initiated glaucoma suspect referrals into a specialist ophthalmic hospital. Patients underwent testing by three ophthalmic technicians in a dedicated clinical facility. Data were reviewed at a different time and date by a consultant glaucoma ophthalmologist...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209009/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-among-dental-practitioners-pertaining-to-preventive-measures-in-paediatric-patients
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Raju Umaji Patil, Amitkumar Sahu, Halaswamy V Kambalimath, Bharath Kashetty Panchakshari, Manish Jain
INTRODUCTION: Prevention at primary level is of great value in Paediatric Dentistry. Since use of preventive measures can prevent future complications, dental professionals share an important responsibility toward early screening, prompt referral and treatment and this knowledge must transfer into the practice of dentistry. AIM: To evaluate Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) among dental practitioners in Bhopal city (central part of India) pertaining to sealants, topical fluorides usage and orthodontic consideration in paediatric patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207728/discharge-outcomes-of-patients-referred-to-specialist-eye-clinic-from-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-in-northland-2014-15
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Pragnya Jagadish, David Dalziel
AIMS: To determine the discharge outcomes of patients seen in specialist eye clinic after referral from diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of a sample of 98 patients referred from DRS to specialist eye clinic. RESULTS: A sample of 98 patients were analysed following referral by DRS to specialist eye clinic from 16/4/14 to 16/4/15. Age at screening ranged from 13-88 years, with the main ethnic groups being Māori (57...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206895/evaluation-of-current-screening-and-treatment-patterns-for-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-practicing-pediatric-dentists-in-the-united-states-a-pilot-study
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John Keating, Jae Hyun Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an evaluation of educational experience, screening, referral, and treatment patterns by pediatric dentists in the United States with regards to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS: A twenty-six question, multiple choice, electronic survey was developed using SurveyMonkey software. It was distributed to the 6,017 active American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) members, garnering a response rate of 7...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199030/lessons-learned-from-the-science-of-caring-extending-the-reach-of-psychosocial-oncology-the-international-psycho-oncology-society-2016-sutherland-award-lecture
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Barry D Bultz
In medicine, referral to a medical oncology specialty is based on recent history, physical examination, pathology, surgery reports, imaging, blood work and the patient's vital signs. By contrast, referral to a psychosocial specialist has typically been based on the patients expressed request for psychosocial support or the health care team's observation of the patient's limited adjustment or poor coping with the diagnosis, treatment or end of life distress. These observations are usually based on clinical acumen not on metrics...
February 15, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198958/factors-associated-with-glycemic-control-in-people-with-diabetes-at-the-family-health-strategy-in-pernambuco
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Rodrigo Fonseca Lima, Annick Fontbonne, Eduardo Maia Freese de Carvalho, Ulisses Ramos Montarroyos, Maria Nelly Sobreira de Carvalho Barreto, Eduarda Ângela Pessoa Cesse
OBJECTIVE: Identifying factors associated with glycemic control in people with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) registered in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in Pernambuco, Brazil. METHOD: Associations between glycemic control (glycosylated hemoglobin A lower or equal to 7%) presented by people with DM and variables related to sociodemographic conditions, lifestyle, characteristics of diabetes, treatment and follow-up of patients by health services were investigated by multiple regression...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196949/referral-pathways-for-patients-with-tia-avoiding-hospital-admission-a-scoping-review
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Bridie Angela Evans, Khalid Ali, Jenna Bulger, Gary A Ford, Matthew Jones, Chris Moore, Alison Porter, Alan David Pryce, Tom Quinn, Anne C Seagrove, Helen Snooks, Shirley Whitman, Nigel Rees
OBJECTIVE: To identify the features and effects of a pathway for emergency assessment and referral of patients with suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in order to avoid admission to hospital. DESIGN: Scoping review. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL Web of Science, Scopus. STUDY SELECTION: Reports of primary research on referral of patients with suspected TIA directly to specialist outpatient services. DATA EXTRACTION: We screened studies for eligibility and extracted data from relevant studies...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195385/practical-approaches-to-commencing-device-assisted-therapies-for-parkinson-s-disease-in-australia
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REVIEW
D R Williams, A H Evans, V S C Fung, M Hayes, R Iansek, T Kimber, J D O'Sullivan, C M Sue
BACKGROUND: In Australia 1% of individuals aged over 50 years have Parkinson's disease (PD). AIMS: Guidance for commencing device-assisted therapies (DATs) for PD in Australia was developed based on a review of European recommendations and their relevance to the local clinical setting. METHODS: An online survey and teleconference discussions were held by a group of eight local movement disorder experts to develop consensus. RESULTS: Referral to a movement disorder specialist and consideration of DAT is appropriate when motor fluctuations cause disability or reduced quality of life, response to treatment is inconsistent or motor fluctuations and dyskinesias require frequent treatment adjustment without apparent benefit and levodopa is required four or more times daily...
February 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183286/register-based-study-of-the-incidence-comorbidities-and-demographics-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-in-specialist-healthcare
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Hanna Rintala, Roshan Chudal, Sami Leppämäki, Susanna Leivonen, Susanna Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki, Andre Sourander
BACKGROUND: Incidence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been suspected to increase but nationwide epidemiological studies are limited. This study aims to examine sex-specific incidence time trends and characterize psychiatric and neurodevelopmental comorbidities and sociodemographic risk factors of OCD in specialist healthcare in Finland. METHODS: A nationwide register-based study using data from four Finnish registers identified 3372 OCD cases and 13,372 matched controls (1:4)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181061/changing-trend-in-referral-to-secondary-care-specialist-thyroid-eye-disease-clinic-following-the-amsterdam-declaration
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Annika S Quinn, Leticia R Dujardin, Bridget Knight, James Benzimra, Anthony G Quinn, Bijay Vaidya
INTRODUCTION: Early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED) improves outcomes. Previous studies have highlighted delays in diagnosis and referral to specialist centres. The Amsterdam declaration (2009) aimed to halve the time from presentation to diagnosis and from diagnosis to referral to a specialist centre in five years. A recent study from the European group on Graves' orbitopathy tertiary centres showed a trend for earlier referral of patients to the centres. It is unknown whether similar improvements are occurring in secondary care hospitals in the UK...
February 8, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176416/association-between-demographic-organizational-clinical-and-socio-economic-characteristics-and-underutilization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-results-from-the-swedish-heart-failure-registry
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Lars H Lund, Frieder Braunschweig, Lina Benson, Marcus Ståhlberg, Ulf Dahlström, Cecilia Linde
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves outcomes in heart failure (HF) but may be underutilized. The reasons are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We linked the Swedish Heart Failure Registry to national registries with ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision) co-morbidity diagnoses and demographic and socio-economic data. In patients with EF ≤39% and NYHA II-IV, we assessed prevalence of CRT indication and CRT use. In those with CRT indication, we assessed the association between 37 potential baseline covariates and CRT non-use using multivariable generalized estimating equation (GEE) models...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174222/systematic-review-of-pathways-for-the-delivery-of-allergy-services
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Lavanya Diwakar, Carole Cummins, Richard Lilford, Tracy Roberts
OBJECTIVES: The incidence and prevalence of allergies worldwide has been increasing and allergy services globally are unable to keep up with this increase in demand. This systematic review aims to understand the delivery of allergy services worldwide, challenges faced and future directions for service delivery. METHODS: A systematic scoping review of Ovid, EMBASE, HMIC, CINAHL, Cochrane, DARE, NHS EED and INAHTA databases was carried out using predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170398/emergency-obstetric-care-in-a-rural-district-of-burundi-what-are-the-surgical-needs
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E De Plecker, R Zachariah, A M V Kumar, M Trelles, S Caluwaerts, W van den Boogaard, J Manirampa, K Tayler-Smith, M Manzi, K Nanan-N'zeth, B Duchenne, B Ndelema, W Etienne, P Alders, R Veerman, R Van den Bergh
OBJECTIVES: In a rural district hospital in Burundi offering Emergency Obstetric care-(EmOC), we assessed the a) characteristics of women at risk of, or with an obstetric complication and their types b) the number and type of obstetric surgical procedures and anaesthesia performed c) human resource cadres who performed surgery and anaesthesia and d) hospital exit outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EmOC data (2011 and 2012). RESULTS: A total of 6084 women were referred for EmOC of whom 2534(42%) underwent a major surgical procedure while 1345(22%) required a minor procedure (36% women did not require any surgical procedure)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163014/healthy-lifestyle-medicine-in-the-traditional-healthcare-environment-primary-care-and-cardiac-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Mark A Williams, Leonard A Kaminsky
There is unquestioned value of the need to incorporate Healthy Lifestyle Medicine (HLM) within the traditional models of healthcare. Primary care providers are well positioned to implement HLM as a rountine aspect of their healthcare practice. Unfortunately, barriers for this to occur, including poor professional training in the components of HLM and limitations in the time they have available to spend with patients, result in inadequate delivery of HLM from primary care providers. Thus, new approaches for the delivery of HLM need to be developed that would allow primary care providers better, and more, opportunities to make patient referrals...
February 2, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162827/infectious-diseases-specialist-management-improves-outcomes-for-outpatients-diagnosed-with-cellulitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-double-cohort-study
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Shilpa R Jain, Seyed M Hosseini-Moghaddam, Philip Dwek, Kaveri Gupta, Sameer Elsayed, Guy W Thompson, Robert Dagnone, Kelly Hutt, Michael Silverman
Three hospital emergency rooms (ERs) routinely referred all cases of cellulitis requiring outpatient intravenous antibiotics, to a central ER-staffed cellulitis clinic. We performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients seen by the ER clinic in the last 4months preceding a policy change (ER management cohort [ERMC]) (n=149) and all those seen in the first 3months of a new policy of automatic referral to an infectious disease (ID) specialist-supervised cellulitis clinic (ID management cohort [IDMC]) (n=136)...
January 3, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162234/mainstreaming-cancer-genetics-a-model-integrating-germline-brca-testing-into-routine-ovarian-cancer-clinics
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Maira Kentwell, Eryn Dow, Yoland Antill, C David Wrede, Orla McNally, Emily Higgs, Anne Hamilton, Sumitra Ananda, Geoffrey J Lindeman, Clare L Scott
OBJECTIVE: Owing to the rapid increase in clinical need, we aimed to implement and review the performance of a mainstreaming model of germline BRCA1/2 genetic testing in eligible women with high grade non-mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer via a Genetic Counselor embedded in the gynecology oncology clinic. METHODS: The model implemented involved a specialized referral form, weekly genetics-lead multidisciplinary review of referrals, and pre- and post-test genetic counseling provided by an embedded genetic counselor during chemotherapy chair time...
February 3, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161302/-professionalism-values-and-competences-in-specialized-medical-training
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N Giménez, J Alcaraz, M Gavagnach, R Kazan, A Arévalo, M Rodríguez-Carballeira
OBJECTIVE: To determine the perception of healthcare professionals (tutors, residents and teaching collaborators) involved in specialist medical training on the core values and skills to develop their tasks. METHODS: A tailor-made questionnaire aimed at healthcare professionals in 9health care centres and a referral hospital. Questionnaire: 4 sections and 51 variables (scale 1-10). RESULTS: A total of 287 professionals participated, which included 97% tutors (n=59), 38% residents (n=61), and 56% others (97 teaching collaborators and 70 not associated with teaching)...
February 1, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161265/-reasons-for-first-consultation-in-nephrology-in-the-health-area-5-of-britanny-during-the-year-2014
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Jeanne Prévot, Sahar Bayat-Makoei, Cécile Vigneau
BACKGROUND: In France, the coordinated healthcare circuit means that patients should be referred to specialists, for example nephrologists, by another physician. However, there are no recommendations concerning the reasons justifying the referral to a nephrologist. The main purpose of our study is to describe the motif of first consultations in nephrology in the health area 5 of Brittany. METHODS: We retrospectively collected medical reports of first consultations by 17 nephrologists in the 4 centers of the study area, during the year 2014...
February 1, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160235/characteristics-of-patients-with-an-unplanned-admission-to-an-acute-palliative-care-unit
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Patrizia Ferrera, Alessandra Casuccio
The aim of this cohort study is to compare the symptom burden of patients who have an unplanned admission to an acute palliative care unit (APCU) with patients who have a regular planned admission. A consecutive sample of advanced cancer patients who were admitted to an APCU was prospectively assessed. The reasons and the kind of admission were recorded (unplanned, UP, or planned, P). Anticancer treatments, whether patients were on/off treatment or uncertain, previous care setting, and who referred the patient to the unit were also recorded...
February 3, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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