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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441678/the-addiction-recovery-clinic-a-novel-primary-care-based-approach-to-teaching-addiction-medicine
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Stephen R Holt, Nora Segar, Dana A Cavallo, Jeanette M Tetrault
PROBLEM: Substance use is highly prevalent in the United States, but little time in the curriculum is devoted to training internal medicine residents in addiction medicine. APPROACH: In 2014, the authors developed and launched the Addiction Recovery Clinic (ARC) to address this educational gap while also providing outpatient clinical services to patients with substance use disorders. The ARC is embedded within the residency primary care practice and is staffed by three to four internal medicine residents, two board-certified addiction medicine specialists, one chief resident, and one psychologist...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438888/accessibility-availability-and-potential-benefits-of-psycho-oncology-services-the-perspective-of-community-based-physicians-providing-cancer-survivorship-care
#2
Verena Zimmermann-Schlegel, Mechthild Hartmann, Halina Sklenarova, Wolfgang Herzog, Markus W Haun
BACKGROUND: As persons of trust, community-based physicians providing survivorship care (e.g., general practitioners [GPs]) often serve as the primary contacts for cancer survivors disclosing distress. From the perspective of physicians providing survivorship care for cancer patients, this study explores (a) the accessibility, availability, and potential benefits of psycho-oncology services; (b) whether physicians themselves provide psychosocial support; and (c) predictors for impeded referrals of survivors to services...
April 24, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436157/real-time-teleophthalmology-video-consultation-an-analysis-of-patient-satisfaction-in-rural-western-australia
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Benjamin Kj Host, Angus W Turner, Josephine Muir
BACKGROUND: Teleophthalmology, particularly real-time video consultation, holds great potential in Australia and similar countries worldwide, where geography, population and medical workforce distribution make it difficult to provide specialist eye services outside of major cities. Assessment and referrals from rural optometrists are vital to the success of teleophthalmology. While there is good evidence for the efficacy of such services, there is limited evidence for patient satisfaction with video consultation...
April 23, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434275/cost-effectiveness-of-a-transitional-home-based-palliative-care-program-for-patients-with-end-stage-heart-failure
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Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Ching So, Alina Yee Man Ng, Po-Tin Lam, Jeffrey Sheung Ching Ng, Nancy Hiu Yim Ng, June Chau, Michael Mau Kwong Sham
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown positive clinical outcomes of specialist palliative care for end-stage heart failure patients, but cost-effectiveness evaluation is lacking. AIM: To examine the cost-effectiveness of a transitional home-based palliative care program for patients with end-stage heart failure patients as compared to the customary palliative care service. DESIGN: A cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted alongside a randomized controlled trial (Trial number: NCT02086305)...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430727/changing-referral-patterns-to-urogynecology
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Julia Geynisman-Tan, Oluwateniola Brown, Margaret Mueller, Alix Leader-Cramer, Bhumy Dave, Katarzyna Bochenska, Sarah Collins, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Kimberly Kenton
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify sources of and changes in referral patterns for pelvic floor disorders. METHODS: All new patient visits to urogynecology at our institution between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified. Patient demographics, referral source, insurance type, and visit diagnoses using ICD-9 codes were abstracted. ICD-9 codes were grouped into 18 urogynecologic diagnoses. Data were analyzed using SPSS (Version 20; Chicago, IL). RESULTS: Five thousand seven hundred ninety-nine new patient visits were included in the analysis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429480/surgical-management-in-dentistry-the-interdisciplinary-relationship-between-periodontology-and-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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REVIEW
Darryl C Tong
Surgical procedures of the oral cavity can be performed by a number of dental specialists and clinicians. Because of the limited number of surgical procedures that can be performed inside the oral cavity, the boundaries between specialties may become indistinct and lead to confusion for general dentists in terms of patient referrals. In this article, what the two surgical specialties of dentistry (i.e. periodontology and oral and maxillofacial surgery) have to offer is highlighted, together with clinical examples to illustrate the interdisciplinary relationship between them...
June 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424459/development-and-outcomes-of-a-primary-care-based-sleep-assessment-service-in-canterbury-new-zealand
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Michael J Epton, Paul T Kelly, Brett I Shand, Sallyanne V Powell, Judith N Jones, Graham R B McGeoch, Michael C Hlavac
Prior to 2007, increasing demand for sleep services, plus inability to adequately triage severity, led to long delays in sleep assessment and accessing continuous positive airway pressure. We established a community sleep assessment service carried out by trained general practices using a standardised tool and overnight oximetry. All cases were discussed at a multi-disciplinary meeting, with four outcomes: severe obstructive sleep apnoea treated with continuous positive airway pressure; investigation with more complex studies; sleep physician appointment; no or non-severe sleep disorder for general practitioner management...
April 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416026/evaluation-of-a-pilot-service-to-facilitate-discharge-of-patients-with-stable-long-term-mental-health-needs-from-secondary-to-primary-care-the-role-of-primary-care-mental-health-specialists
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Kate Hamilton-West, Sarah Hotham, Wei Yang, Julie Hedayioglu, Charlotte Brigden
Aim We aimed to evaluate a pilot service to facilitate discharge of patients with stable long-term mental health needs from secondary to primary care. BACKGROUND: Patients with stable long-term mental health conditions are often not discharged from secondary mental health services when no longer needed due to insufficient systems and processes to enable safe, effective, recovery-focussed treatment and support. The Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PCMHS) Service was developed to address this gap; new PCMHS posts were introduced to act as a conduit for patients being discharged from secondary care and a single point of referral back into secondary care, should it be required...
April 18, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414394/overview-of-sleep-and-sleep-disorders-in-infancy-and-childhood
#9
John C Carter, Joanna E Wrede
Sleep in children is an important and dynamic process, affecting numerous aspects of health and development. Problems with sleep are relatively common but often can be challenging to recognize. This article reviews the fundamental aspects of sleep in children from infancy to adolescence, and the most common and relevant sleep disorders likely to be encountered in a general pediatric practice. Where available, current evidence-based recommendations for management are discussed, including indications for referral to a sleep specialist...
April 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414261/-support-your-client-at-the-space-that-they-re-in-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-prep-prescribers-perspectives-on-prep-related-risk-compensation
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Sarah K Calabrese, Manya Magnus, Kenneth H Mayer, Douglas S Krakower, Adam I Eldahan, Lauren A Gaston Hawkins, Kristen Underhill, Nathan B Hansen, Trace S Kershaw, Joseph R Betancourt, John F Dovidio
Despite the demonstrated effectiveness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and evidence that most PrEP users do not engage in risk compensation (i.e., increased risk behavior due to a perceived decrease in HIV susceptibility), some healthcare providers report patient risk compensation to be a deterrent to prescribing PrEP. Overcoming this barrier is essential to supporting PrEP access and uptake among people at risk for HIV. To inform such efforts, this qualitative study explored PrEP-related risk compensation attitudes among providers with firsthand experience prescribing PrEP...
April 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413126/consensus-statement-of-the-european-urology-association-and-the-european-urogynaecological-association-on-the-use-of-implanted-materials-for-treating-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence
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REVIEW
Christopher R Chapple, Francisco Cruz, Xavier Deffieux, Alfredo L Milani, Salvador Arlandis, Walter Artibani, Ricarda M Bauer, Fiona Burkhard, Linda Cardozo, David Castro-Diaz, Jean Nicolas Cornu, Jan Deprest, Alfons Gunnemann, Maria Gyhagen, John Heesakkers, Heinz Koelbl, Sheila MacNeil, Gert Naumann, Jan-Paul W R Roovers, Stefano Salvatore, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Tufan Tarcan, Frank Van der Aa, Francesco Montorsi, Manfred Wirth, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah
CONTEXT: Surgical nonautologous meshes have been used for several decades to repair abdominal wall herniae. Implantable materials have been adopted for the treatment of female and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and female pelvic organ prolapse (POP). OBJECTIVE: A consensus review of existing data based on published meta-analyses and reviews. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: This document summarises the deliberations of a consensus group meeting convened by the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the European Urogynecological Association, to explore the current evidence relating to the use of polypropylene (PP) materials used for the treatment of SUI and POP, with reference to the 2016 EAU guidelines (European Association of Urology 2016), the European Commission's SCENIHR report on the use of surgical meshes (SCENIHR 2015), other available high-quality evidence, guidelines, and national recommendations...
April 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407454/diagnostic-criteria-for-temporomandibular-disorders-dc-tmd-inter-examiner-reliability-of-the-finnish-version-of-axis-i-clinical-diagnoses
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Jenni Leskinen, Tuija Suvinen, Tuija Teerijoki-Oksa, Pentti Kemppainen, Ritva Näpänkangas, Per Alstergren, Yrsa Le Bell, Heli Forssell, Riitta Myllykangas, Mimmi Tolvanen, Marika Doepel, Kirsi Sipilä
BACKGROUND: Recently, updated Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) were published to assess TMD in a standardized way in clinical and research settings. The DC/TMD protocol has been translated into Finnish using specific cultural equivalency procedures. OBJECTIVE: To assess the inter-examiner reliability using the Finnish translations of the DC/TMD-FIN Axis I clinical diagnostic assessment instruments. METHODS: Reliability assessment data were collected during a one-day DC/TMD Examiner Training Course at the University of Turku, Finland, in collaboration with the International DC/TMD Training and Calibration Center in Malmö University...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406066/telemedicine-consultation-for-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ajay Sood, Sharon A Watts, Julie K Johnson, Stacey Hirth, David C Aron
Introduction There is a widening discrepancy between the increasing number of patients with diabetes mellitus and the health care resources available to manage these patients. Telemedicine has been used in a number of instances to improve and deliver health care where traditional care delivery methods may encounter difficulty. We conducted a cluster randomised controlled trial of telemedicine consultation to manage patients with diabetes mellitus. Methods Eleven primary care centres attached to one Veteran Administration tertiary care centre were randomised to provide patients with diabetes consultation referral either by usual consultation in diabetes clinic or telemedicine consultations via videoconference...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401122/quality-indicators-for-the-detection-and-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-primary-care-in-canada-derived-from-a-modified-delphi-panel-approach
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Karen Tu, Lindsay Bevan, Katie Hunter, Jess Rogers, Jacqueline Young, Gihad Nesrallah
BACKGROUND: The detection and management of chronic kidney disease lies within primary care; however, performance measures applicable in the Canadian context are lacking. We sought to develop a set of primary care quality indicators for chronic kidney disease in the Canadian setting and to assess the current state of the disease's detection and management in primary care. METHODS: We used a modified Delphi panel approach, involving 20 panel members from across Canada (10 family physicians, 7 nephrologists, 1 patient, 1 primary care nurse and 1 pharmacist)...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400639/association-of-dermatoses-with-duration-and-quantum-of-alcohol-intake-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
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Yugal Kishor Sharma, Pankaj Shukla, Roopa Nayak, Preeti Kothari, Aayush Gupta
BACKGROUND: Chronic alcohol intake impacts skin directly, through organ dysfunction or by modifying preexisting dermatoses. However, dermatoses afflicting chronic alcoholics figure in a few studies only. AIM: This study aims to correlate the spectrum of dermatoses in chronic alcoholics with the quantum/duration of alcohol intake and raised liver transaminases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult males, totaling 196, ascertained to fulfill the Royal College of Psychiatry criteria for chronic alcoholism by the de-addiction center and referred for dermatological consult were enrolled as cases, and similar number of age-/sex-matched teetotallers, as controls...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398901/palliative-care-for-patients-with-mesothelioma
#16
Marianne Tinkler, Rachel Royston, Clare Kendall
Mesothelioma is a highly symptomatic aggressive cancer affecting quantity and quality of life. Excellent palliative care is essential from diagnosis. This article discusses commonly encountered issues and management strategies including the rationale for early referral to specialist palliative care.
April 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397253/are-women-s-needs-being-met-by-specialist-health-services-managing-urinary-incontinence-in-the-remote-top-end-nt
#17
Alexandra Bonner, Jacqueline Boyle
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is likely to be high in Aboriginal women in rural Australia due to risk factors including high body mass index, parity and diabetes. However, UI appears to be under-reported with limited information on whether women access appropriate care. AIMS: To assess whether women who access specialist gynaecological services in rural and remote Top End Northern Territory (NT) through the specialist outreach program (SONT) are receiving care for UI aligned with best practice...
April 10, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397017/influence-of-an-interdisciplinary-re-employment-programme-among-unemployed-persons-with-mental-health-problems-on-health-social-participation-and-paid-employment
#18
Bouwine E Carlier, Merel Schuring, Alex Burdorf
Purpose To evaluate the influence of an interdisciplinary re-employment programme on labour force participation and perceived health among unemployed persons with common mental health problems. In addition, the influence of entering paid employment on self-rated physical health and mental health was investigated. Methods In this quasi-experimental study with 2 years follow up, 869 persons were enrolled after referral to an interdisciplinary re-employment programme (n = 380) or regular re-employment programme (n = 489)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395938/perceptions-of-general-practitioners-on-initiation-and-intensification-of-type-2-diabetes-injectable-therapies-a-quantitative-study-in-the-united-kingdom
#19
Daniel Sterzi, Sébastien Auziere, Divina Glah, Marie Markert Jensen
Most diabetes care is done by general practitioners (GPs) in the UK. This study aimed to determine GPs' comfort level in initiating and intensifying injectable therapies, identifying any associated barriers, and assessing reasons for referral to specialists. This web-interview included 128 general practitioners (GPs) experienced in type 2 diabetes (T2D) management, as well as 57 specialists and 30 nurses who were studied for secondary objectives. GPs felt more comfortable initiating the 1st injectable therapy - typically the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA) - than the 2nd...
June 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395573/risk-factors-for-developing-scoliosis-in-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
#20
Carlo M Bertoncelli, Federico Solla, Peter R Loughenbury, Athanasios I Tsirikos, Domenico Bertoncelli, Virginie Rampal
This study aims to identify the risk factors leading to the development of severe scoliosis among children with cerebral palsy. A cross-sectional descriptive study of 70 children (aged 12-18 years) with severe spastic and/or dystonic cerebral palsy treated in a single specialist unit is described. Statistical analysis included Fisher exact test and logistic regression analysis to identify risk factors. Severe scoliosis is more likely to occur in patients with intractable epilepsy ( P = .008), poor gross motor functional assessment scores ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
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