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Lawrence A Crosby, Robert M Kennedy, Bor-Rong Chen, Jianguo Wen, Kenneth R Poeppelmeier, Michael J Bedzyk, Laurence D Marks
The surface structure of (110) faceted strontium titanate nanoparticles synthesized via solvothermal method has been resolved using high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM). We demonstrate that the surface is a titania-rich structure containing tetrahedrally coordinated TiO4 units similar to the family of (n × 1) reconstructions observed on (110) surfaces of bulk crystalline strontium titanate. When compared with prior results for (001) terminated strontium titanate single crystals made with traditional transmission electron microscopy (TEM) sample preparation techniques, the results demonstrate that many models for oxide nanoparticles need to be revisited...
September 22, 2016: Nanoscale
Jolie N Haun, Margeaux Chavez, Kim M Nazi, Nicole Antinori
BACKGROUND: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed various health information technology (HIT) resources to provide accessible veteran-centered health care. Currently, the VA is undergoing a major reorganization of VA HIT to develop a fully integrated system to meet consumer needs. Although extensive system documentation exists for various VA HIT systems, a more centralized and integrated perspective with clear documentation is needed in order to support effective analysis, strategy, planning, and use...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Paul F Cook, Sarah J Schmiege, Steven L Mansberger, Christina Sheppler, Jeffrey Kammer, Timothy Fitzgerald, Malik Y Kahook
OBJECTIVE: Nonadherence reduces glaucoma treatment efficacy. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-studied adherence intervention, but has not been tested in glaucoma. Reminder interventions also may improve adherence. DESIGN: 201 patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension were urn-randomized to receive MI delivered by an ophthalmic technician (OT), usual care, or a minimal behavioral intervention (reminder calls). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcomes included electronic monitoring with Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS) bottles, two self-report adherence measures, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes...
October 4, 2016: Psychology & Health
Chi Yan Hui, Robert Walton, Brian McKinstry, Tracy Jackson, Richard Parker, Hilary Pinnock
OBJECTIVES: Telehealth is promoted as a strategy to support self-management of long-term conditions. The aim of this systematic review is to identify which information and communication technology features implemented in mobile apps to support asthma self-management are associated with adoption, adherence to usage, and clinical effectiveness. METHODS: We systematically searched 9 databases, scanned reference lists, and undertook manual searches (January 2000 to April 2016)...
October 2, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
Richard E Deichmann, Michael D Morledge, Robin Ulep, Johnathon P Shaffer, Philippa Davies, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Inadequate patient adherence to a medication regimen is a major factor in the lack of success in treating hyperlipidemia. Improved adherence rates may result in significantly improved cardiovascular outcomes in populations treated with lipid-lowering therapy. The purpose of this metaanalysis was to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving adherence to lipid-lowering drugs, focusing on measures of adherence and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases through January 14, 2015, and also used the results from previous Cochrane reviews of this title...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Leonardo Méndez Boo, Ermengol Coma, Manuel Medina, Eduardo Hermosilla, Manuel Iglesias, Carmen Olmos, Sebastian Calero Muñoz, Johanna Caro Mendivelso
BACKGROUND: To determine the effectiveness of reminders compared to no reminders in improving adherence to multiple clinical recommendations measured as the resolution of the clinical condition that motivated the reminder, in a primary care setting with a well-established feedback system. METHODS/DESIGN: A 12-month, cluster-randomized, controlled clinical trial was designed (randomized by primary care team) to evaluate the impact of computerized reminders. All study participants will continue to receive the usual feedback from the electronic health records system...
2016: SpringerPlus
Sonia A Duffy, David L Ronis, Carrie A Karvonen-Gutierrez, Lee A Ewing, Stephanie V Hall, James J Yang, Patricia L Thomas, Christine M Olree, Kimberly A Maguire, Lisa Friedman, Donna Gray, Neil Jordan
INTRODUCTION: This study determined the effectiveness of the Tobacco Tactics intervention. DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: This was a pragmatic, quasi-experimental study conducted from 2010 to 2013 and analyzed from 2014 to 2015 in five Michigan community hospitals; three received the Tobacco Tactics intervention, and two received usual care. Smokers (N=1,528) were identified during hospitalization, and sent surveys and cotinine tests after 6 months. Changes in pre- to post-intervention quit rates in the intervention sites were compared with usual care control sites...
October 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Daniel Ngui, Michael J H Qiu, Michael Mann
OBJECTIVE: In order to address the systematic and practice management issues associated with managing hypertension, we undertook a quality improvement project at a multi-physician clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We piloted an evidence-based electronic medical record (EMR) hypertension management dashboard based on the 2014 Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) guideline recommendations. Since June 1, 2015, our chronic disease coordinator utilized our EMR HTN Dashboard to generate patient recalls, create physician reminders and to enhance internal clinic referrals to provide 1:1 patient hypertension self-management education by physicians and our clinical pharmacist team...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Allison Kempe, Laura P Hurley, Cristina V Cardemil, Mandy A Allison, Lori A Crane, Michaela Brtnikova, Brenda L Beaty, Laura J Pabst, Megan C Lindley
INTRODUCTION: Immunization information systems (IISs) are highly effective for increasing vaccination rates but information about how primary care physicians use them is limited. METHODS: Pediatricians, family physicians (FPs), and general internists (GIMs) were surveyed by e-mail and mail from January 2015 to April 2015 from all states with an existing IIS. Providers were recruited to be representative of national provider organization memberships. Multivariable log binomial regression examined factors associated with IIS use (October 2015-April 2016)...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Gregory E Simon, Arne Beck, Rebecca Rossom, Julie Richards, Beth Kirlin, Deborah King, Lisa Shulman, Evette J Ludman, Robert Penfold, Susan M Shortreed, Ursula Whiteside
BACKGROUND: Suicide remains the 10th-ranked most frequent cause of death in the United States, accounting for over 40,000 deaths per year. Nonfatal suicide attempts lead to over 200,000 hospitalizations and 600,000 emergency department visits annually. Recent evidence indicates that responses to the commonly used Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ9) can identify outpatients who are at risk of suicide attempt and suicide death and that specific psychotherapy or Care Management programs can prevent suicide attempts in high-risk patients...
2016: Trials
Emily M Mader, Chester H Fox, John W Epling, Gary J Noronha, Carlos M Swanger, Angela M Wisniewski, Karen Vitale, Amanda L Norton, Christopher P Morley
BACKGROUND: Despite the current evidence of preventive screening effectiveness, rates of breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer in the United States fall below national targets. We evaluated the efficacy and feasibility of combining practice facilitation and academic detailing quality improvement (QI) strategies to help primary care practices increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening among patients. METHODS: Practices received a 1-hour academic detailing session addressing current cancer screening guidelines and best practices, followed by 6 months of practice facilitation to implement evidence-based interventions aimed at increasing patient screening...
September 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Ana Isabel González González, Ana María Miquel Gómez, David Rodríguez Morales, Montserrat Hernández Pascual, Luis Sánchez Perruca, Inmaculada Mediavilla Herrera
OBJECTIVES: 1) To analyse concordance between the level of risk classification using the Adjusted Groups Morbidity (GMA) tool and the assigned level of intervention by general practitioners (GP). 2) To study the usefulness of the GMA tool as an aid in electronic medical records (EMR) for decision making. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study of concordance. LOCATION: Primary Care. Madrid Health Service. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty eight GPs...
September 1, 2016: Atencion Primaria
A C Kleynhans, A H Oosthuizen, D J van Hoving
BACKGROUND: The integration of online resources and social media into higher education and continued professional development is an increasingly common phenomenon. OBJECTIVE: To describe the usage of various traditional and modern educational resources by members of the divisions of emergency medicine at Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. METHODS: Members affiliated with the divisions during 2014 were invited to participate in an online survey...
August 26, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
N Aldaiarov, A Stahel, L Nufer, Z Jumakanova, A Tulobaev, M Ruetten
On a farm in the Kyrgyz Republic, several dead sheep were found without any history of illness. The sheep showed several ulcerations on lips and bare-skinned areas. At necropsy the lungs showed multiple firm nodules, which were defined as pox nodules histologically. In the rumen hyperkeratotic plaques were visible. With electron microscopy pox viral particles were detected and confirmed with q PCR as Capripoxviruses. Although all members of the Capripoxvirus genus are eradicated in western countries, this study should remind us of the classical lesions observed in poxvirus infections...
July 2016: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
Thomas H Payne
Electronic health records (EHRs) are now broadly used, following decades of development and incentive programmes for their use. EHRs have been shown through use of reminders, electronic order sets and other means to improve reliability of performance of many basic tasks in acute, preventive and chronic care. They assist with collecting, summarising and displaying the large volumes of information in patient records and support the implementation of guidelines and care pathways. Broad use of EHRs has brought into focus weaknesses of the current generation of EHRs: their user interface, implementation difficulties, time required to use them and others...
August 8, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Emmanuelle Kempf, Audrey Prévost, Benoit Rousseau, Isabelle Macquin-Mavier, Christophe Louvet, Christophe Tournigand
INTRODUCTION: E-health offers new opportunities for improving cancer outpatients' monitoring. The aim of this study was to assess the level and the use of electronic communication tools owned by cancer outpatients currently undergoing antitumoral treatment. METHODS: This observational study consecutively recruited patients undergoing treatment at two day hospital oncology units from 1st to 31 October 2015. Each patient completed one standardised, anonymous questionnaire...
August 3, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
F Sánchez-Vizcaíno, M Wardeh, B Heayns, D A Singleton, J S P Tulloch, L McGinley, J Newman, P J Noble, M J Day, P H Jones, A D Radford
Recent publications highlighting autochthonous Babesia canis infection in dogs from Essex that have not travelled outside the UK are a powerful reminder of the potential for pathogen emergence in new populations. Here the authors use electronic health data collected from two diagnostic laboratories and a network of 392 veterinary premises to describe canine Babesia cases and levels of Babesia concern from January 2015 to March 2016, and the activity of ticks during December 2015-March 2016. In most areas of the UK, Babesia diagnosis in this population was rare and sporadic...
August 2, 2016: Veterinary Record
Kate Walsh, Debbie Kwan, Patricia Marr, Christine Papoushek, W Kirk Lyon
BACKGROUND Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are often used inappropriately, without an indication, or for longer durations than recommended. Few tools exist to guide reassessment of their continued use and deprescribing if required. We aimed to reduce inappropriate drug use by developing and implementing a PPI deprescribing tool and process in a family medicine unit. ASSESSMENT OF PROBLEM Primary care providers of adults taking a PPI for 8 weeks with an upcoming periodic health examination were reminded to reassess therapy via electronic medical record (EMR) messaging...
June 2016: Journal of Primary Health Care
Srinath Krishnappa, M S Rani, Sandeep Aariz
Methods for intervention of nonnutritive sucking habits include counseling, positive reinforcement, calendar with rewards, adhesive bandage, bitter nail polish, long sleeves, and appliance therapy. All these methods have been reported in the literature with variable success rates. We present a case of an 8-year-old child with thumb-sucking habit successfully managed in a short period of 5 months by a new electronic habit reminder, an extraoral appliance which was designed to overcome the disadvantages associated with intraoral appliances...
July 2016: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Anna Fernon, Amy Nguyen, Melissa Baysari, Richard Day
INTRODUCTION: Gout is a chronic inflammatory arthritis with increasing prevalence in Australia and rates of non-adherence to therapy higher than for any other chronic disease. Electronic health interventions can increase adherence to treatment for many chronic diseases. This study set out to involve end-user patients in the design of a gout self-management eTool. METHODS: Four semi-structured focus group sessions were held in July and August 2015 with 13 patients with gout (age range 39-79 years)...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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