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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829011/-we-never-speak-about-death-healthcare-professionals-views-on-palliative-care-for-inpatients-in-tanzania-a-qualitative-study
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E Grace Lewis, Lloyd L Oates, Jane Rogathi, Ashanti Duinmaijer, Aisa Shayo, Simon Megiroo, Barthlomew Bakari, Felicity Dewhurst, Richard W Walker, Matt Dewhurst, Sarah Urasa
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the current views and practices of healthcare professionals (HCPs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) regarding delivery of hospital palliative care. The present qualitative study explored the views of nursing staff and medical professionals on providing palliative and end-of-life care (EoLC) to hospital inpatients in Tanzania. METHOD: Focus group discussions were conducted with a purposive sample of HCPs working on the medical and pediatric wards of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, a tertiary referral hospital in northern Tanzania...
August 22, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777716/research-priorities-in-subspecialty-palliative-care-policy-initiatives
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Lynn F Reinke, Diane E Meier
Palliative care demonstrably improves quality of life for the seriously ill in a manner that averts preventable health crises and their associated costs. Because of these outcomes, palliative care is now broadening its reach beyond hospitals, and hospice care for those near death, to patients and their families living in the community with chronic multimorbidities that have uncertain or long expected survival. In this article, we address research needed to enable policies supportive of palliative care access and quality, including changes in regulatory, accreditation, financing, and training approaches in the purview of policy makers...
August 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754653/integrated-care-in-prostate-cancer-icare-p-nonrandomized-controlled-feasibility-study-of-online-holistic-needs-assessment-linking-the-patient-and-the-health-care-team
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Veronica Nanton, Rebecca Appleton, Jeremy Dale, Julia Roscoe, Thomas Hamborg, Sam H Ahmedzai, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Douglas Badger, Nicholas James, Richard Mendelsohn, Omar Khan, Deepak Parashar, Prashant Patel
BACKGROUND: The potential of technology to aid integration of care delivery systems is being explored in a range of contexts across a variety of conditions in the United Kingdom. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in UK men. With a 10-year survival rate of 84%, there is a need to explore innovative methods of care that are integrated between primary health care providers and specialist teams in order to address long-term consequences of the disease and its treatment as well as to provide continued monitoring for recurrence...
July 28, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688072/-a%C3%A2-qualitative-exploration-of-the-chronic-use-of-psychotropic-drugs-in-nursing-homes
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Lukas Leten, Majda Azermai, Maarten Wauters, Jan De Lepeleire
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines put forward non-pharmacological therapies and advise against the chronic use of psychotropic drugs, these are still being prescribed regularly in Belgian nursing homes. GOAL: To explore the reasons for initiation, continuation and cessation of psychotropic drug treatment of elderly with dementia and behavioral problems, residing in the nursing home. METHOD: Twenty-seven interviews from an earlier project were used, in which a semi-structured interview was conducted with the nursing staff, the physicians and the caretakers of eleven randomly selected residents from three nursing homes...
July 7, 2017: Tijdschrift Voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648955/undergraduate-nursing-students-attitudes-and-preparedness-toward-caring-for-dying-persons-a-longitudinal-study
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Ingela Henoch, Christina Melin-Johansson, Ingrid Bergh, Susann Strang, Kristina Ek, Kina Hammarlund, Carina Lundh Hagelin, Lars Westin, Jane Österlind, Maria Browall
Nursing education needs to prepare students for care of dying patients. The aim of this study was to describe the development of nursing students' attitudes toward caring for dying patients and their perceived preparedness to perform end-of-life care. A longitudinal study was performed with 117 nursing students at six universities in Sweden. The students completed the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale (FATCOD) questionnaire at the beginning of first and second year, and at the end of third year of education...
September 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640930/orotracheal-intubation-in-infants-performed-with-a-stylet-versus-without-a-stylet
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REVIEW
Joyce E O'Shea, Jennifer O'Gorman, Aakriti Gupta, Sanjay Sinhal, Jann P Foster, Liam Af O'Connell, C Omar F Kamlin, Peter G Davis
BACKGROUND: Neonatal endotracheal intubation is a common and potentially life-saving intervention. It is a mandatory skill for neonatal trainees, but one that is difficult to master and maintain. Intubation opportunities for trainees are decreasing and success rates are subsequently falling. Use of a stylet may aid intubation and improve success. However, the potential for associated harm must be considered. OBJECTIVES: To compare the benefits and harms of neonatal orotracheal intubation with a stylet versus neonatal orotracheal intubation without a stylet...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428645/effect-of-tailored-educational-intervention-to-improve-self-care-maintenance-and-quality-of-life-in-postmenopausal-osteoporotic-women-after-a-fragility-fracture-the-guardian-angel-reg-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Emanuela Basilici Zannetti, Fabio D'Agostino, Noemi Cittadini, Maurizio Feola, Annalisa Pennini, Cecilia Rao, Ercole Vellone, Umberto Tarantino, Rosaria Alvaro
Osteoporosis has a significant impact on affected patients. Healthcare providers should encourage postmenopausal women to improve self-care maintenance behaviors and quality of life following a fragility fracture. The aims of this study were to a) develop two new instruments for measuring, respectively, self-care maintenance and quality of life, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; b) evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life after a fragility fracture in postmenopausal women...
January 2017: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418586/simulated-presence-therapy-for-dementia
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REVIEW
Iosief Abraha, Joseph M Rimland, Isabel Lozano-Montoya, Giuseppina Dell'Aquila, Manuel Vélez-Díaz-Pallarés, Fabiana M Trotta, Alfonso J Cruz-Jentoft, Antonio Cherubini
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a common and serious neuropsychiatric syndrome, characterised by progressive cognitive and functional decline. The majority of people with dementia develop behavioural disturbances, also known as behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Several non-pharmacological interventions have been evaluated to treat BPSD in people with dementia. Simulated presence therapy (SPT), an intervention that uses video or audiotape recordings of family members played to the person with dementia, is a possible approach to treat BPSD...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400892/use-of-social-media-by-nurse-educator-students-an-exploratory-survey
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Mari Lahti, Heidi Haapaniemi-Kahala, Leena Salminen
BACKGROUND: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opens up new possibilities for introducing innovative teaching and learning methods to deliver education in different educational areas. Use of internet and social media has grown rapidly and is a key way in how nurses and nurse educator students find information. However, the evidence is still lacking how nurse educator students use social media. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to describe nurse educator students' use of social media and the ways in which their educational needs are related to social media...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368963/improved-retention-of-chest-compression-psychomotor-skills-with-brief-rolling-refresher-training
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Dana E Niles, Akira Nishisaki, Robert M Sutton, Okan U Elci, Peter A Meaney, Kathleen A OʼConnor, Jessica Leffelman, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Robert A Berg, Vinay Nadkarni
INTRODUCTION: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical to improve survival from cardiac arrest. However, cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and psychomotor skill proficiency are transient. We hypothesized that brief, in situ refresher training will improve chest compression (CC) psychomotor skill retention for bedside providers. METHODS: Nurses completed a baseline skill evaluation of CC quality 6 months after traditional basic life support recertification...
April 1, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353316/quality-of-care-of-hospitalised-patients-with-heart-failure-in-poland-in-2013-results-of-the-second-nationwide-survey
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Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Barbara Wizner, Grzegorz Opolski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Marcin Czech, Jacek S Dubiel, Michał Marchel, Tomasz Rywik, Jerzy Korewicki, Tomasz Grodzicki
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of heart failure (HF) patients is crucial to reduce both mortality and the number of hospital admissions, at the same time improving patients' quality of life. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the quality of care of hospitalised patients with HF in Poland in 2013 and compare it with the results of a similar survey performed in 2005. METHODS: The presented study was conducted from April to November 2013 in a sample of 260 hospital wards in Poland, recruited by stratified proportional sampling...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245346/n-acetylcarnosine-nac-drops-for-age-related-cataract
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REVIEW
Vincent Dj-P Dubois, Andrew Bastawrous
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of world blindness. The only available treatment for cataract is surgery. Surgery requires highly-trained individuals with expensive operating facilities. Where these are not available, patients go untreated. A form of treatment that did not involve surgery would be a useful alternative for people with symptomatic cataract who are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery. If an eye drop existed that could reverse or even prevent progression of cataract, then this would be a useful additional treatment option...
February 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099192/aerobic-exercise-training-in-very-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mara Paneroni, Carla Simonelli, Michele Vitacca, Nicolino Ambrosino
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of exercise training in patients with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases using the following as search terms: COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Exercise, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of subjects with forced expiratory volume in the first second of less than 35% of the predicted normal value enrolled in in-patient, outpatient, or home- or community-based training programs lasting at least 4 weeks with respect to usual care...
August 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002636/caregiver-mediated-exercises-for-improving-outcomes-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Judith Dm Vloothuis, Marijn Mulder, Janne M Veerbeek, Manin Konijnenbelt, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily, Johannes Cf Ket, Gert Kwakkel, Erwin Eh van Wegen
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in adults. Several systematic reviews have shown that a higher intensity of training can lead to better functional outcomes after stroke. Currently, the resources in inpatient settings are not always sufficient and innovative methods are necessary to meet these recommendations without increasing healthcare costs. A resource efficient method to augment intensity of training could be to involve caregivers in exercise training. A caregiver-mediated exercise programme has the potential to improve outcomes in terms of body function, activities, and participation in people with stroke...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968866/associations-between-body-mass-index-and-second-hand-smoke-exposure-and-stroke-recurrence-in-chinese-patients-in-xi-an-shantou-and-chongqing-a-multicentre-cross-sectional-survey
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Doris Y P Leung, Eliza M L Wong, Aileen W K Chan, Yong Zhao, Janet W H Sit
BACKGROUND: Recurrence of stroke is common and it affects quality of life, mobility, and mortality rates of stroke survivors. Previous studies have shown a paradoxical association between body mass index (BMI) and post-stroke mortality, and a dose-dependent association between second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure and risk of stroke. But the associations between BMI, SHS exposure, and stroke recurrence are unclear. We aimed to examine these associations in stroke survivors. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was done in Xi'an, Shantou, and Chongqing...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635752/effectiveness-of-a-patient-navigator-on-patient-satisfaction-in-adult-patients-in-an-ambulatory-care-setting-a-systematic-review
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Coleen Ranaghan, Kathleen Boyle, Maureen Meehan, Shadiatu Moustapha, Patrice Fraser, Catherine Concert
BACKGROUND: One approach to overcoming healthcare system barriers and facilitating timely access to quality care and patient satisfaction is with a patient navigator. A patient navigator is a trained person who individually assists patients, families and caregivers navigate the healthcare system barriers efficiently and effectively at any point along the care continuum, improving patient care at all levels of an organization. OBJECTIVES: To synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of a patient navigator on patient satisfaction in adult patients 18 years and older in ambulatory care settings...
August 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601892/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-telephone-mentoring-with-home-based-walking-preceding-rehabilitation-in-copd
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Helen Laura Cameron-Tucker, Richard Wood-Baker, Lyn Joseph, Julia A Walters, Natalie Schüz, E Haydn Walters
PURPOSE: With the limited reach of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and low levels of daily physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a need exists to increase daily exercise. This study evaluated telephone health-mentoring targeting home-based walking (tele-rehab) compared to usual waiting time (usual care) followed by group PR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: People with COPD were randomized to tele-rehab (intervention) or usual care (controls). Tele-rehab delivered by trained nurse health-mentors supported participants' home-based walking over 8-12 weeks...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540238/an-audit-of-vancomycin-plasma-concentrations-when-vancomycin-is-administered-by-continuous-intravenous-infusion-in-neonates
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Louise Whitticase, Gemma Holder, Matt Cawsey, Alison Bedford-Russell
AIM: To compare continuous intravenous infusions of vancomycin in achieving desired therapeutic plasma concentrations against an intermittent bolus regimen. METHOD: Data were collected for all babies who received a continuous infusion of vancomycin on our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) between October 2014 and March 2015. The regimen is based on that of another hospital (Hospital A) and comprised of a loading dose of 15 mg/kg over 1 hour followed by a continuous infusion of 20-50 mg/kg/day according to creatinine and corrected gestational age (CGA)...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463969/prevention-of-cervix-cancer-in-india
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REVIEW
Gauravi A Mishra, Sharmila A Pimple, Surendra S Shastri
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women globally and the second most common cancer among Indian women. India alone bears 23% of the global cervical cancer burden. In India, population-based cervical cancer screening is largely nonexistent in most regions due to competing healthcare priorities, insufficient financial resources and a limited number of trained providers. Hence, most of the cases present in advanced stages of the disease, thus leading to increased mortality and reduced survival...
2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455960/the-effectiveness-of-a-nurse-led-intervention-with-the-distress-thermometer-for-patients-treated-with-curative-intent-for-breast-cancer-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Floortje K Ploos van Amstel, Judith B Prins, Winette T A van der Graaf, Marlies E W J Peters, Petronella B Ottevanger
BACKGROUND: Distress in patients with cancer influences their quality of life. Worldwide, screening on distress with the Distress Thermometer (DT) in patients with cancer is recommended. However, the effects of the use of the DT on the psychosocial wellbeing of the patient are unknown. A study to assess the psychosocial consequences of the systematic use of the DT and its discussion by a nurse as compared to the usual care provided to outpatients who are treated for primary breast cancer is needed...
July 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
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