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Steven Landers, Elizabeth Madigan, Bruce Leff, Robert J Rosati, Barbara A McCann, Rodney Hornbake, Richard MacMillan, Kate Jones, Kathryn Bowles, Dawn Dowding, Teresa Lee, Tracey Moorhead, Sally Rodriguez, Erica Breese
The Future of Home Health project sought to support transformation of home health and home-based care to meet the needs of patients in the evolving U.S. health care system. Interviews with key thought leaders and stakeholders resulted in key themes about the future of home health care. By synthesizing this qualitative research, a literature review, case studies, and the themes from a 2014 Institute of Medicine and National Research Council workshop on "The Future of Home Health Care," the authors articulate a vision for home-based care and recommend a bold framework for the Medicare-certified home health agency of the future...
November 2016: Home Health Care Management & Practice
William Ventres, Paul Gross
In this article we introduce family medicine educators to storytelling as an important teaching tool. We describe how stories are a critical part of the work of family physicians. We review the rationales for family medicine educators to become skilled storytellers. We present the components of effective stories, proposing two different perspectives on how to imagine, construct, and present them. We provide a list of resources for getting started in storytelling and offer two personal vignettes that articulate the importance of storytelling in the authors' respective professional developments...
October 2016: Family Medicine
Sheila E Crowell, Erin A Kaufman
Self-inflicted injury (SII) is a continuum of intentionally self-destructive behaviors, including nonsuicidal self-injuries, suicide attempts, and death by suicide. These behaviors are among the most pressing yet perplexing clinical problems, affecting males and females of every race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, and nearly every age. The complexity of these behaviors has spurred an immense literature documenting risk and vulnerability factors ranging from individual to societal levels of analysis...
November 2016: Development and Psychopathology
Tineke De Coninck, Steven S Ngai, Monica Tafur, Christine B Chung
The shoulder joint is the most unstable articulation in the entire human body. While this certainly introduces vulnerability to injury, it also confers the advantage of broad range of motion. There are many elements that work in combination to offset the inherent instability of the glenohumeral joint, but the glenoid labrum is perhaps related most often. Broadly, clinical unidirectional instability can be subdivided into anterior and posterior instability, which usually raise concern for anteroinferior and posteroinferior labral lesions, respectively...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Keymanthri Moodley, Shenuka Singh
BACKGROUND: Biobanks are precariously situated at the intersection of science, genetics, genomics, society, ethics, the law and politics. This multi-disciplinarity has given rise to a new discourse in health research involving diverse stakeholders. Each stakeholder is embedded in a unique context and articulates his/her biobanking activities differently. To researchers, biobanks carry enormous transformative potential in terms of advancing scientific discovery and knowledge. However, in the context of power asymmetries in Africa and a distrust in science born out of historical exploitation, researchers must balance the scientific imperative of collecting, storing and sharing high quality biological samples with obligations to donors/participants, communities, international collaborators, regulatory and ethics authorities...
October 10, 2016: BMC Medical Ethics
Laila Mahir, Siham Zahi, Soumia Meftah, Herman Azanmasso, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif El Fatimi
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: the sternoclavicular joint is very stable due to a strong ligamentous system, disjunctions are rare. Their diagnosis is difficult. Plain radiography does not allow a proper analysis and use of CT scans is necessary. They can be life-threatening in their posterior variety due to the proximity of the noble elements of the mediastinum. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe the evolution of the sternoclavicular disjunction after functional rehabilitation through 6 observations...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
David M Findlay, Julia S Kuliwaba
Although cartilage degradation is the characteristic feature of osteoarthritis (OA), it is now recognized that the whole joint is involved in the progression of OA. In particular, the interaction (crosstalk) between cartilage and subchondral bone is thought to be a central feature of this process. The interface between articular cartilage and bone of articulating long bones is a unique zone, which comprises articular cartilage, below which is the calcified cartilage sitting on and intercalated into the subchondral bone plate...
2016: Bone Research
Melanie Birks, Jenny Davis, John Smithson, Robyn Cant
The nursing profession comprises Australia's largest regulated health workforce yet its practice boundaries are poorly understood. The ambiguity surrounding the practice scope of nurses limits the profession's ability to fully respond to Australia's current and emerging health system challenges. The aim of this review is to explore the concept of scope of practice of registered nurses (RN) in Australia, as reflected in contemporary literature. An integrative review of literature relating to the scope of practice of the Australian registered nurse published between 2007 and 2014 was conducted...
October 13, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
Eli J Finkel, Jeffry A Simpson, Paul W Eastwick
Relationship science is a theory-rich discipline, but there have been no attempts to articulate the broader themes or principles that cut across the theories themselves. We have sought to fill that void by reviewing the psychological literature on close relationships, particularly romantic relationships, to extract its core principles. This review reveals 14 principles, which collectively address four central questions: (a) What is a relationship? (b) How do relationships operate? (c) What tendencies do people bring to their relationships? (d) How does the context affect relationships? The 14 principles paint a cohesive and unified picture of romantic relationships that reflects a strong and maturing discipline...
September 1, 2016: Annual Review of Psychology
Shannon Winters, Lilian Magalhaes, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Anita Kothari
INTRODUCTION: Meeting the complex health needs of people often requires interaction among numerous different sectors. No one service can adequately respond to the diverse care needs of consumers. Providers working more effectively together is frequently touted as the solution. Cross-sector service provision is defined as independent, yet interconnected sectors working together to better meet the needs of consumers and improve the quality and effectiveness of service provision. Cross-sector service provision is expected, yet much remains unknown about how it is conceptualised or its impact on health status...
2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
Benjamas Prathanee, Tawitree Pumnum, Cholada Seepuaham, Pechcharat Jaiyong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate 5-year speech and language outcomes in children with cleft lip/palate (CLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight children aged 4-7 years and 8 months were recruited for this study. Speech abilities including articulation, resonance, voice, and intelligibility were assessed based on Thai Universal Parameters of Speech Outcomes. Language ability was assessed by the Language Screening Test. RESULTS: The findings revealed that children with clefts had speech and language delay, abnormal understandability, resonance abnormality, and voice disturbance; articulation defects that were 8...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Tess Alexandra Mummé, Helen Mildred, Tess Knight
: The current paper reviews extant quantitative and qualitative literature into how Non-Suicidal Self-Injury cessation occurs, and individuals' experiences of stopping. Specific search criteria utilizing a PRISMA format were used across 5 databases, which resulted in 454 papers being identified. After utilizing exclusion criteria and then review, nine of the 454 papers identified were retained for extensive synthesis and critique. RESULTS: Results from 8 of the identified papers indicated that both intra and inter personal factors can influence self-injury cessation...
August 16, 2016: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
Ayodeji O Falade, Uchechukwu U Nwodo, Benson C Iweriebor, Ezekiel Green, Leonard V Mabinya, Anthony I Okoh
Ligninolytic extracellular enzymes, including lignin peroxidase, are topical owing to their high redox potential and prospective industrial applications. The prospective applications of lignin peroxidase span through sectors such as biorefinery, textile, energy, bioremediation, cosmetology, and dermatology industries. The litany of potentials attributed to lignin peroxidase is occasioned by its versatility in the degradation of xenobiotics and compounds with both phenolic and non-phenolic constituents. Over the years, ligninolytic enzymes have been studied however; research on lignin peroxidase seems to have been lagging when compared to other ligninolytic enzymes which are extracellular in nature including laccase and manganese peroxidase...
September 7, 2016: MicrobiologyOpen
Rasmus Juul, Jesper Fabrin, Klaus Poulsen, Henrik Morville Schroder
PURPOSE: To report our experience with two-stage revision using a new femoral component (NFC) spacer (Depuy Synthes) as an articulating spacer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed 22 two-stage revisions that were performed using an NFC spacer in 22 patients suspected of having an infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from December 2010 to March 2013. The result was considered successful when eradication of infection was achieved using only one NFC spacer...
September 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
C S Rosenfeld
Abundant evidence exists linking maternal and paternal environments from pericopconception through the postnatal period to later risk to offspring diseases. This concept was first articulated by the late Sir David Barker and as such coined the Barker Hypothesis. The term was then mutated to Fetal Origins of Adult Disease and finally broadened to developmental origins of adult health and disease (DOHaD) in recognition that the perinatal environment can shape both health and disease in resulting offspring. Developmental exposure to various factors, including stress, obesity, caloric-rich diets and environmental chemicals can lead to detrimental offspring health outcomes...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Ioannis P Androulakis
Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) is receiving increased attention. As the momentum builds and the expectations grow it is important to (re)assess and formalize the basic concepts and approaches. In this short review, I argue that QSP, in addition to enabling the rational integration of data and development of complex models, maybe more importantly, provides the foundations for developing an integrated framework for the assessment of drugs and their impact on disease within a broader context expanding the envelope to account in great detail for physiology, environment and prior history...
June 2016: Current Pharmacology Reports
Deborah E Meyers, Sarah J Goodlin
Advanced heart failure (HF) therapies are focused on extending life and improving function. In contrast, palliative care is a holistic approach that focuses on symptom alleviation and patients' physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. HF clinicians can integrate palliative care strategies by incorporating several important components of planning and decision-making for HF patients. Future care planning (FCP) for HF patients should incorporate the basic tenets of shared decision-making (SDM). These include understanding the patient's perspective and care preferences, articulating what is medically feasible, and integrating these considerations into the overall care plan...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Howard Padwa, Darren Urada, Patrick Gauthier, Traci Rieckmann, Brian Hurley, Desirée Crèvecouer-MacPhail, Richard A Rawson
Historically, publicly funded substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in the United States have been disorganized and inefficient. By reconfiguring and linking services to create systems of care-services, structures, and processes that are purposively interconnected to treat SUD systematically-health systems can transform discrete service components into cohesive service systems that comprehensively and efficiently treat SUDs. In this article we: (1) articulate the potential benefits of organizing publicly funded SUD services into systems of care; (2) review basic principles underlying theories of SUD system organization; (3) describe the mix and configuration of services needed to create comprehensive, integrated systems of publicly funded SUD care; (4) elucidate how patients can flow through systems of SUD services in a clinically sound and cost-efficient manner, and; (5) propose eight steps that can be taken to create systems of care by identifying and leveraging the strengths, assets, and capacities of SUD service providers already operating within their health care systems...
October 2016: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Rusty Souleymanov, Dan Allman
In this paper, we argue for the importance of unsettling dominant narratives in the current terrain of harm-reduction policy, practice and research. To accomplish this, we trace the historical developments regarding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and harm-reduction policies and practice. We argue that multiple historical junctures rather than single causes of social exclusion engender the processes of marginalisation, propelled by social movements, institutional interests, state legislation, community practices, neo-liberalism and governmentality techniques...
July 2016: British Journal of Social Work
Shilpa Iyer, Sylvia M Botros
INTRODUCTION: Transvaginal mesh usage has been at the forefront of popular media and academic debate for the past 10 years. Several US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) communications, society statements, and research articles have been written in an attempt to define and articulate the classification system, safety data, and efficacy of this approach to transvaginal surgery. In this review, we explore the history of transvaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), review FDA and society statements, and research current practice in the United States...
August 22, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
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