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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452401/understanding-communication-breakdown-in-the-outpatient-referral-process-in-latin-america-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-use-of-clinical-correspondence-in-public-healthcare-networks-of-six-countries
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Ingrid Vargas, Irene Garcia-Subirats, Amparo-Susana Mogollón-Pérez, Marina Ferreira-de-Medeiros-Mendes, Pamela Eguiguren, Angelica-Ivonne Cisneros, María-Cecilia Muruaga, Fernando Bertolotto, María-Luisa Vázquez
An adequate use of referral and reply letters-the main form of communication between primary care (PC) and out-patient secondary care (SC)-helps to avoid medical errors, test duplications and delays in diagnosis. However, it has been little studied to date in Latin America. The aim is to determine the level and characteristics of PC and SC doctors' use of referral and reply letters and to explore influencing factors in public healthcare networks of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. A cross-sectional study was conducted through a survey of PC and SC doctors working in public healthcare networks (348 doctors per country)...
February 14, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447319/squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-gingiva-mimicking-periodontal-disease-a-diagnostic-challenge-and-therapeutic-dilemma
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Michael M Bornstein, Claude Andreoni, Thomas Meier, Yiu Yan Leung
A case of squamous cell carcinoma of the gingiva (GSCC) in the left anterior maxilla in a 64-year-old woman that was treated for almost 5 years as suspected periodontal lesion prior to establishing the final diagnosis of oral cancer is presented in this case report. GSCCs have a variable clinical appearance, ranging from an exophytic mass to ulcerative lesions. They have been reported to pose a diagnostic challenge and are not infrequently initially misdiagnosed as periodontal disease. A delay in diagnosis and extraction of teeth in the vicinity of GSCCs has been demonstrated to increase the risk for lymph node metastasis and thus result in a lower 5-year survival rate...
March 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444775/persistent-inequalities-in-hospice-at-home-provision
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Jackie Buck, Liz Webb, Lorraine Moth, Lynn Morgan, Stephen Barclay
OBJECTIVE: To describe the nature and scope of a new Hospice at Home (H@H) service and to identify its equality of provision. METHODS: Case note review of patients supported by a H@H service for 1 year from September 2012 to August 2013 (n=321). Descriptive analysis to report frequencies and proportions of quantitative data extracted from service logs, referral forms and care records; thematic analysis of qualitative data from care record free text. RESULTS: Demand outstripped supply...
February 14, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444759/current-management-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-in-aging-women
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Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Antonio Cano, Peter Chedraui, Dimitrios G Goulis, Irene Lambrinoudaki, Patrice Lopes, Gita Mishra, Alfred Mueck, Margaret Rees, Levent M Senturk, John C Stevenson, Petra Stute, Pauliina Tuomikoski, Tommaso Simoncini
Management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common and challenging task. Nowadays older women are more active than they were in the past, and the development of POP disrupts quality of life and impairs social and personal activities. The menopausal transition is a time of vulnerability, during which many women start experiencing symptoms and signs of POP. The role of hormonal changes or of hormonal therapies in influencing the development or progression of POP has been explored extensively. The management of POP requires considerable clinical skills...
February 6, 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444613/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-intellectual-disability-admitted-to-a-specialist-inpatient-rehabilitation-service
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J Devapriam, H Fosker, V Chester, S Gangadharan, A Hiremath, R T Alexander
Rehabilitation services for people with mental illnesses have been extensively researched. However, services with similar aims and specifications for patients with intellectual disabilities (IDs) have had little focus. This study describes the characteristics and outcomes of 21 patients admitted to a specialist ID rehabilitation service over an 8-year time frame. Rather that solely accepting 'step-down' referrals, some patients were referred from community settings. During the study, 20 patients were discharged, 80% to lower levels of service restriction, while 14...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444601/the-role-of-thoracic-surgery-in-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-services
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Elliot Heward, Syed F Hashmi, Ignacio Malagon, Rajesh Shah, Julian Barker, Kandadai S Rammohan
Background Recent evidence surrounding the use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in treating acute respiratory failure has led to the expansion of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation services worldwide. The high rate of complications related to venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation often requires intervention by specialist thoracic surgeons. This study aimed to investigate the role of specialist thoracic surgeons within the multidisciplinary team managing these high-risk patients. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 90 patients who received venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at our tertiary referral center between December 2011 and May 2015...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444552/optometry-facilitated-teleophthalmology-an-audit-of-the-first-year-in-western-australia
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Stephen E Bartnik, Stephen P Copeland, Angela J Aicken, Angus W Turner
BACKGROUND: Lions Outback Vision has run a state-wide teleophthalmology service since 2011. In September 2015 the Australian federal government introduced a Medicare reimbursement for optometry-facilitated teleophthalmology consultations under specific circumstances. This audit demonstrates the first 12 months experience with this scheme. We aim to provide practical insights for others looking to embed a telemedicine program as part of delivering outreach clinical services. METHODS: A 12-month retrospective audit was performed between September 2015 and August 2016, inclusive...
February 14, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439334/what-do-we-know-about-behavioral-crises-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Tamara Backhouse, Julieta Camino, Eneida Mioshi
BACKGROUND: Behavioral crises in dementia are represented by a wide variety of symptoms, regularly require external intervention from professionals, and are reported as a risk factor for hospital admission. Little is known about the factors that are associated with them. OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with dementia-related behavioral crises. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, EMBASE, and AMED databases. An additional lateral search including reference lists was conducted...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438856/the-surgical-management-of-dysphagia-secondary-to-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis
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Y C Lui Jonathan, P Sayal, G Prezerakos, V Russo, D Choi, A T H Casey
OBJECTIVE: This study reviews the management pathway and surgical outcomes of patients referred to and operated on at a tertiary neurosurgical centre, for dysphagia associated with anterolateral cervical hyperostosis (ACH) in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). PATIENTS & METHODS: Electronic patient records for 6 patients who had undergone anterior cervical osteophytectomy for dysphagia secondary to ACH were reviewed. ACH diagnosis was made by an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist and patients were referred to a neurosurgical-led multidisciplinary team (MDT) for review...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438648/managing-menopausal-symptoms-after-cancer-an-evidence-based-approach-for-primary-care
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Jennifer L Marino, Helen C McNamara, Martha Hickey
Impaired ovarian function and menopausal symptoms are common after cancer treatment. Menopausal symptoms often occur at an earlier age in women with cancer, and may be more severe than in natural menopause; they may be the most persistent and troubling sequelae of cancer. A third of female patients with cancer report dissatisfaction with the quality and length of physician-patient discussions about reproductive health, including menopause. Systemic menopausal hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, but it is not suitable for all patients after cancer - where it is unsuitable, alternative effective non-hormonal treatments are available...
February 19, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438575/primary-care-professionals-providing-non-urgent-care-in-hospital-emergency-departments
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Daniela Gonçalves-Bradley, Jaspreet K Khangura, Gerd Flodgren, Rafael Perera, Brian H Rowe, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: In many countries emergency departments (EDs) are facing an increase in demand for services, long waits, and severe crowding. One response to mitigate overcrowding has been to provide primary care services alongside or within hospital EDs for patients with non-urgent problems. However, it is unknown how this impacts the quality of patient care and the utilisation of hospital resources, or if it is cost-effective. This is the first update of the original Cochrane Review published in 2012...
February 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436279/integrated-palliative-care-is-about-professional-networking-rather-than-standardisation-of-care-a-qualitative-study-with-healthcare-professionals-in-19-integrated-palliative-care-initiatives-in-five-european-countries
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Marlieke den Herder-van der Eerden, Jeroen van Wijngaarden, Sheila Payne, Nancy Preston, Lisa Linge-Dahl, Lukas Radbruch, Karen Van Beek, Johan Menten, Csilla Busa, Agnes Csikos, Kris Vissers, Jelle van Gurp, Jeroen Hasselaar
BACKGROUND: Integrated palliative care aims at improving coordination of palliative care services around patients' anticipated needs. However, international comparisons of how integrated palliative care is implemented across four key domains of integrated care (content of care, patient flow, information logistics and availability of (human) resources and material) are lacking. AIM: To examine how integrated palliative care takes shape in practice across abovementioned key domains within several integrated palliative care initiatives in Europe...
February 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434416/what-do-patients-with-chronic-spinal-pain-expect-from-their-physiotherapist
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Steven J Kamper, Tsjitske M Haanstra, Kathy Simmons, Mike Kay, Tony G J Ingram, Jeannette Byrne, Jenna M Roddick, Alissa Setliff, Amanda M Hall
Purpose: Evidence has suggested that patients' expectations influence the clinical course when they present with low back pain (LBP). However, little empirical evidence has outlined the nature of these expectations. The aim of this study was to describe LBP patients' expectations of physiotherapy. Method: Seventy-nine adult patients who had LBP for more than 16 weeks and were referred for physiotherapy at two hospital physiotherapy departments in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, were included. They filled out a questionnaire detailing their expectations of treatment...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433600/development-and-preliminary-testing-of-the-brief-developmental-assessment-an-early-recognition-tool-for-children-with-heart-disease
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Jo Wray, Katherine L Brown, Deborah Ridout, Monica Lakhanpaul, Liz Smith, Angie Scarisbrick, Sara O'Curry, Aparna Hoskote
Introduction Neurodevelopmental abnormalities are common in children with CHD and are the highest-priority concerns for parents and professionals following cardiac surgery in childhood. There is no additional routine monitoring of development for children with CHD in the United Kingdom; hence, neurodevelopmental concerns may be detected late, precluding early referral and intervention. METHODS: An early recognition tool - the "Brief Developmental Assessment" - was developed using quality improvement methodology involving several iterations and rounds of pilot testing...
February 13, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433442/is-problem-alcohol-use-being-detected-and-treated-in-irish-general-practice
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Andrew O'Regan, Walter Cullen, Louise Hickey, David Meagher, Ailish Hannigan
BACKGROUND: The pattern of alcohol consumption in Ireland has serious societal and health consequences. General practice is well placed to screen for problem alcohol use and to carry out brief interventions. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of documentation of problem alcohol use in patient records in Irish general practice, and to describe the documentation of its diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: General practitioners (GPs) affiliated with an Irish medical school were invited to participate in the study...
February 12, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432405/interhospital-transport-of-critically-ill-children-to-picus-in-the-united-kingdom-and-republic-of-ireland-analysis-of-an-international-dataset
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Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, Konstantinos Dimitriades, Lynsey Freeburn, Aravind Kashyap, Michaela Dixon, Peter W Barry, Kathryn Claydon-Smith, Allan Wardhaugh, Caroline R Lamming, Elizabeth S Draper
OBJECTIVES: International data on characteristics and outcomes of children transported from general hospitals to PICUs are scarce. We aimed to 1) describe the development of a common transport dataset in the United Kingdom and Ireland and 2) analyze transport data from a recent 2-year period. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Specialist pediatric critical care transport teams and PICUs in the United Kingdom and Ireland...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431135/challenges-of-diagnosis-and-management-of-giant-cell-arteritis-in-general-practice-a-multimethods-study
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Toby Helliwell, Sara Muller, Samantha L Hider, James A Prior, Jane C Richardson, Christian D Mallen
BACKGROUND: In the UK, general practitioners (GPs) are usually the first medical contact for patients with suspected giant cell arteritis (GCA). While rare, it is critical not to miss, as delayed treatment can lead to significant complications including permanent visual loss. To date, little is known about the approach and challenges to diagnosis and management of GCA by GPs. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected GCA in UK general practice...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425881/pediatric-oncology-provider-perceptions-of-a-pediatric-palliative-care-service-the-influence-of-emotional-esteem-and-emotional-labor
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Julia E Szymczak, Theodore Schall, Douglas L Hill, Jennifer K Walter, Shefali Parikh, Concetta DiDomenico, Chris Feudtner
CONTEXT: Pediatric palliative care consults for children with cancer often occur late in the course of disease and close to death, when earlier involvement would reduce suffering. The perceptions that pediatric oncology providers hold about the pediatric palliative care service (PPCS) may shape referral patterns. OBJECTIVE: To explore how pediatric oncology providers at one institution perceived the hospital's PPCS and the way these perceptions may influence the timing of consultation...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424311/how-to-deal-with-uveitis-patients
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P Yang, L Du, Z Ye
During the past nine years, our center has grown into the largest uveitis referral center in China. To deal with this increasing stream of patients we have developed a management system to coordinate communication with our patients, their referring ophthalmologists, consultations with other medical specialties and world-renowned foreign uveitis specialists. Tools have been developed to deal with patient records, which include a patient database allowing continuous analysis of clinical features and response to treatment of patients with various uveitis entities as well as the evaluation of the relevance of various ancillary tests performed in this patient group...
February 7, 2018: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423534/glenohumeral-osteoarthritis-frequency-of-underlying-diagnoses-and-the-role-of-arm-dominance-a-retrospective-analysis-in-a-community-based-musculoskeletal-practice
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Theodore L Schoenfeldt, Scott Trenhaile, Richard Olson
Patients with shoulder pain are commonly seen in adult primary care, and are typically referred to musculoskeletal specialists when their symptoms are persistent. Rotator cuff disorders (RCD) most commonly underlie non-traumatic shoulder pain in adults, and glenohumeral osteoarthritis (GHOA) has been considered to be relatively uncommon (Nakagawa et al., J Shoulder Elb Surg 8:580-584, 1999). Our impression has been that GHOA affects significant numbers of patients, is less well studied, and may be under recognized...
February 8, 2018: Rheumatology International
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