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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045684/lean-management-to-support-choosing-wisely-in-healthcare-the-first-evidence-from-a-systematic-literature-review
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Maria Crema, Chiara Verbano
Purpose: Choosing Wisely (CW) is an emergent approach to identify and reduce unnecessary care, such as tests and treatments that do not add value for patients and may even cause harm. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether and how Lean Healthcare Management (LHM) can support CW objectives, focusing on customer needs and on waste elimination. Data sources: A systematic literature review has been performed in Scopus, PubMed and Web of Science. Study selection: Peer reviewed articles published in English language have been selected...
October 17, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040316/rising-trends-and-inequalities-in-cesarean-section-rates-in-pakistan-evidence-from-pakistan-demographic-and-health-surveys-1990-2013
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Sarwat Mumtaz, Jinwook Bahk, Young-Ho Khang
Despite global efforts to improve maternal health, many developing countries including Pakistan have failed to achieve the target of a 75% reduction in maternal deaths by 2015. Addressing socioeconomic inequalities in access to emergency obstetric care is crucial for reducing the maternal mortality rate. This study was done to examine the time trends and socioeconomic inequalities in the utilization of cesarean section (C-section) in Pakistan during 1990-2013. We used data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys (PDHS) conducted during 1990 to 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039160/influenza-vaccines-for-preventing-acute-otitis-media-in-infants-and-children
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REVIEW
Mohd N Norhayati, Jacqueline J Ho, Mohd Y Azman
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common infectious diseases in children. It has been reported that 64% of infants have an episode of AOM by the age of six months and 86% by one year. Although most cases of AOM are due to bacterial infection, it is commonly triggered by a viral infection. In most children AOM is self limiting, but it does carry a risk of complications. Since antibiotic treatment increases the risk of antibiotic resistance, influenza vaccines might be an effective way of reducing this risk by preventing the development of AOM...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035983/injury-pattern-in-icelandic-elite-male-handball-players
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Elis Thor Rafnsson, Örnólfur Valdimarsson, Thorarinn Sveinsson, Árni Árnason
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence, type, location, and severity of injuries in Icelandic elite male handball players and compare across factors like physical characteristics and playing position. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The latter part of the preseason and the competitive season of Icelandic male handball. PARTICIPANTS: Eleven handball teams (185 players) from the 2 highest divisions in Iceland participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034850/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-variants-obtained-from-veterinary-clinical-samples-reveal-a-role-for-cyclic-di-gmp-in-biofilm-formation-and-colony-morphology
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Maria T Brock, Galya C Fedderly, Grace I Borlee, Michael M Russell, Liliana K Filipowska, Doreene R Hyatt, Ryan A Ferris, Bradley R Borlee
Overuse of antibiotics is contributing to an emerging antimicrobial resistance crisis. To better understand how bacteria adapt tolerance and resist antibiotic treatment, Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates obtained from infection sites sampled from companion animals were collected and evaluated for phenotypic differences. Selected pairs of clonal isolates were obtained from individual infection samples and were assessed for antibiotic susceptibility, cyclic di-GMP levels, biofilm production, motility and genetic-relatedness...
October 16, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033605/onabotulinum-toxin-a-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-migraine-patient-selection-and-special-considerations
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REVIEW
Piero Barbanti, Patrizia Ferroni
Discovered by serendipity, onabotulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) is the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for the prevention of chronic migraine (CM), one of the most disabling and burdensome human conditions. Its efficacy, safety and tolerability, proved by the largest and longest migraine therapeutic trial (the Phase III Research Evaluating Migraine Prophylaxis Therapy program [PREEMPT]), have been replicated by various real-life studies also in the presence of medication overuse. The benefit of BoNT-A prophylaxis is likely due to its ability to counteract peripheral and central nociceptive sensitization through reversible chemical denervation of pericranial sensitive afferents...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033278/different-profiles-of-upper-limb-function-in-four-types-of-neuromuscular-disorders
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Arjen Bergsma, Mariska M H P Janssen, Alexander C H Geurts, Edith H C Cup, Imelda J M de Groot
The aim of this research was to study impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions due to upper limb involvement in people with four different types of neuromuscular disorders (NMD) - FacioScapuloHumeral Dystrophy (FSHD), Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) - and to investigate whether common or different profiles could be identified. Total of 267 respondents with NMD from the Netherlands answered a set of questionnaires covering upper limb impairments (pain and stiffness), activity limitations and participation restrictions...
September 15, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032845/-frequent-attendance-in-a-primary-health-care-district
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Nicolás Menéndez Granados, Manuel Vaquero Abellán, Manuel Toledano Estepa, Manuel Modesto Pérez Díaz, Rosa Redondo Pedraza
OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution of frequent attenders (FA) through the different primary care practices in Cordoba-Guadalquivir Health District (Córdoba, Spain). METHODS: An ecological study was performed, including data from 2011 to 2015. Defining FA as those subjects who made12 or more appointments per year; independently analysed for nursing, general practice and paediatrics. Prevalence of frequent attendance and FA/professional ratio were used as dependent variables...
October 9, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029715/the-role-of-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pulmonary-embolism
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Jonathan D Steinberger, Scott J Genshaft
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality, with an estimated 600,000 cases of clinically significant PE in the United States annually, and roughly 200,000 deaths per annum directly attributable to PE. By far the most frequent cause of PE is deep vein thrombosis originating in the lower extremities, which travels to the pulmonary vasculature. The mainstay of treatment is anticoagulation, but multiple additional treatments exist for patients in whom anticoagulation is inadequate or contraindicated...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029379/role-of-24-epibrassinolide-ebl-in-mediating-heavy-metal-and-pesticide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-plants-a-review
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REVIEW
Babar Shahzad, Mohsin Tanveer, Zhao Che, Abdul Rehman, Sardar Alam Cheema, Anket Sharma, He Song, Shams Ur Rehman, Dong Zhaorong
Industrialization and urbanization have posed serious threats to the environment. Excessive release of heavy metals from industrial effluents and overuse of pesticides in modern agriculture are limiting crop production by polluting environment and deteriorating food quality. Sustaining food quality under heavy metals and pesticide stress is crucial to meet the increasing demands for food. 24-Epibrassinolide (EBL), a ubiquitously occurring plant growth hormone shows great potential to alleviate heavy metals and pesticide stress in plants...
October 3, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026458/safe-opioid-prescription-a-smart-on-fhir-approach-to-clinical-decision-support
#11
Shyamashree Sinha, Mark Jensen, Sarah Mullin, Peter L Elkin
Background Prescription opioid pain medication overuse, misuse and abuse have been a significant contributing factor in the opioid epidemic. The rising death rates from opioid overdose have caused healthcare practitioners and researchers to work on optimizing pain therapy and limiting the prescriptions for pain medications. The state of New York has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program(PDMP), amended public health law to limit the prescription of opioids for acute pain and utilized the resources of the state and county health departments to help in curbing this epidemic...
2017: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025135/current-perspective-on-the-use-of-opioids-in-perioperative-medicine-an-evidence-based-literature-review-national-survey-of-70-000-physicians-and-multidisciplinary-clinical-appraisal
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Jonathan S Jahr, Sergio D Bergese, Ketan R Sheth, Nicholas M Bernthal, Hung S Ho, Nicoleta Stoicea, Christian C Apfel
Objective: Opioids represent an important analgesic option for physicians managing acute pain in surgical patients. Opioid management is not without its drawbacks, however, and current trends suggest that opioids might be overused in the United States. An expert panel was convened to conduct a clinical appraisal regarding the use of opioids in the perioperative setting. Methods: The clinical appraisal consisted of the review, presentation, and assessment of current published evidence as it relates to the statement "Opioids are not overused in the United States, even though opioid adjunct therapy achieves greater pain control with less risk...
August 16, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023275/proximal-radial-head-fractures-in-young-gymnasts-a-case-series-of-newly-described-overuse-injuries
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Jaron Santelli, Teri M McCambridge, Amy E Valasek, Kathleen Standiford
We report a case series of unilateral Salter-Harris IV fractures of the proximal radial heads in young female gymnasts. To date, there are no previous reports of such injuries in gymnastics. In all 3 athletes, no significant injury preceded presentation or diagnosis. Radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging showed fractures and associated bone marrow edema of the proximal radial head, respectively. All but 1 was treated nonoperatively with success. Given the lack of acute trauma, lack of large effusion, and good range of motion at presentation, these injuries are believed to be chronic in nature and related to overuse...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023194/factors-that-drive-youth-specialization
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Ajay S Padaki, Charles A Popkin, Justin L Hodgins, David Kovacevic, Thomas Sean Lynch, Christopher S Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Specialization in young athletes has been linked to overuse injuries, burnout, and decreased satisfaction. Despite continued opposition from the medical community, epidemiological studies suggest the frequency is increasing. HYPOTHESIS: Extrinsic pressures in addition to individual aspirations drive this national trend in sports specialization. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3...
October 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022964/nocardia-arthritidis-keratitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Andrew Gieger, Stephen Waller, Joseph Pasternak
INTRODUCTION: Keratitis due to Nocardia infection is not commonly encountered in clinical practice and may therefore be mistaken for fungal or viral keratitis leading to delayed treatment and increased risk of permanent visual impairment. CASE: An otherwise healthy 27 years old Caucasian Active Duty military member presented to the clinic with three days of light sensitivity and irritation of his right eye. He carried a history of PRK in both eyes six years prior and admitted to recent contact lens overuse...
January 2017: Nepalese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021600/diagnosing-antimicrobial-resistance
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REVIEW
Carey-Ann D Burnham, Jennifer Leeds, Patrice Nordmann, Justin O'Grady, Jean Patel
Antimicrobial resistance constitutes a global burden and is one of the major threats to public health. Although the emergence of resistant microorganisms is a natural phenomenon, the overuse or inappropriate use of antimicrobials has had a great effect on resistance evolution. Rapid diagnostic tests that identify drug-resistant bacteria, determine antimicrobial susceptibility and distinguish viral from bacterial infections can guide effective treatment strategies. Moreover, rapid diagnostic tests could facilitate epidemiological surveillance, as emerging resistant infectious agents and transmission can be monitored...
October 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018160/dopamine-dysregulation-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-of-published-cases
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Nicola Warren, Cullen O'Gorman, Alexander Lehn, Dan Siskind
OBJECTIVES: Dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS) is an uncommon complication of the treatment of Parkinson's disease, characterised by addictive behaviour and excessive use of dopaminergic medication. DDS may frequently go unrecognised or misdiagnosed. We aimed to clarify current understanding of presentation, risk factors, comorbidities and management of DDS. METHODS: Case reports were identified through a systematic search of databases (PubMed, Embase) with the following terms: dopaminergic dysregulation syndrome, hedonistic homeostatic dysregulation, dopamine/levodopa addiction...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994604/national-awareness-campaign-to-prevent-medication-overuse-headache-in-denmark
#18
Louise Ninett Carlsen, Maria Lurenda Westergaard, Mette Bisgaard, Julie Brogaard Schytz, Rigmor Højland Jensen
Background Medication-overuse headache is prevalent, but in principle preventable. Objective To describe the Danish national awareness campaign for medication-overuse headache. Methods The Danish Headache Center, the Association of Danish Pharmacies, and headache patient organizations implemented a four-month medication-overuse headache awareness campaign in 2016. Target groups were the general public, general practitioners, and pharmacists. Key messages were: Overuse of pain-medication can worsen headaches; pain-medication should be used rationally; and medication-overuse headache is treatable...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992328/what-parents-think-about-the-risks-and-benefits-of-antibiotics-for-their-child-s-acute-respiratory-tract-infection
#19
Julia E Szymczak, Sarah B Klieger, Matthew Miller, Alexander G Fiks, Jeffrey S Gerber
Background: Parental pressure is often cited as a reason for why pediatricians overuse antibiotics for children with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). We sought to capture parent perceptions of antibiotics at the time of their child's presentation with an ARTI. Methods: We conducted semistructured interviews with parents of children who presented with ARTI symptoms to 1 of 4 diverse practices in a large hospital-affiliated network of pediatric primary care practices...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990575/a-systematic-review-of-the-concept-and-clinical-applications-of-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-in-tendon-pathology
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Mohamed A Imam, James Holton, Saman Horriat, Ahmed S Negida, Florian Grubhofer, Rohit Gupta, Ali Narvani, Martyn Snow
Tendon pathologies are a group of musculoskeletal conditions frequently seen in clinical practice. They can be broadly classified into traumatic, degenerative and overuse-related tendinopathies. Rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow are common examples of these conditions. Conventional treatments have shown inconsistent outcomes and might fail to provide satisfactory clinical improvement. With the growing trend towards the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in other branches of medicine, there is an increasing interest in treating tendon pathologies using the bone marrow MSC...
2017: SICOT-J
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