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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906041/implementation-of-the-better-2-program-a-qualitative-study-exploring-barriers-and-facilitators-of-a-novel-way-to-improve-chronic-disease-prevention-and-screening-in-primary-care
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Nicolette Sopcak, Carolina Aguilar, Mary Ann O'Brien, Candace Nykiforuk, Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Richard Cullen, Eva Grunfeld, Donna Patricia Manca
BACKGROUND: BETTER (Building on Existing Tools to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening in Primary Care) is a patient-based intervention to improve chronic disease prevention and screening (CDPS) for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and associated lifestyle factors in patients aged 40 to 65. The key component of BETTER is a prevention practitioner (PP), a health care professional with specialized skills in CDPS who meets with patients to develop a personalized prevention prescription, using the BETTER toolkit and Brief Action Planning...
December 1, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905201/the-symptom-matrix-using-a-formalism-based-approach-to-address-complex-syndromes-systematically
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Jennifer D Skillen
Complex rheumatological syndromes such as Systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's Syndrome and many connective tissue disorders can be a challenge to classify and diagnose, due to their wide-ranging signs and symptoms, not all of which will necessarily be present in all patients. This can result in difficulties for the clinician, patient and researcher if signs and symptoms are either overlooked or are incorrectly included in the nosology or classification of diseases. This article presents a formalism-based approach to describing syndromes...
December 1, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903951/a-management-algorithm-for-retained-rectal-foreign-bodies
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Shamir O Cawich, Dexter A Thomas, Fawwaz Mohammed, Nahmorah J Bobb, Dorothy Williams, Vijay Naraynsingh
Few authors have proposed therapeutic protocols to manage retained rectal foreign bodies (RFBs). All patients with retained RFBs in hospitals across Trinidad and Tobago over 5 years were identified. Hospital records were retrieved and manually reviewed to extract the following data: demographics, history, foreign body retrieved, clinical signs at presentation, management strategy, duration of hospitalization, and morbidity and mortality. There were 10 patients with RFBs over the study period. The annual incidence of this phenomenon was 0...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899194/strategies-for-clinical-implementation-of-screening-for-hereditary-cancer-syndromes
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REVIEW
Brandie Heald, Jessica Marquard, Pauline Funchain
Hereditary cancer syndromes generally account for 5%-10% of malignancies. While these syndromes are rare, affected patients carry significantly elevated risks of developing cancer, as do their at-risk relatives. Identification of these patients is critical to ensure timely and appropriate genetic testing relevant to cancer patients and their relatives. Several guidelines and tools are available to assist clinicians. Patients suspected to have hereditary cancer syndromes should be offered genetic testing in the setting of genetic counseling by a qualified genetics professional...
October 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896539/why-health-and-social-care-support-for-people-with-long-term-conditions-should-be-oriented-towards-enabling-them-to-live-well
#5
Vikki A Entwistle, Alan Cribb, John Owens
There are various reasons why efforts to promote "support for self-management" have rarely delivered the kinds of sustainable improvements in healthcare experiences, health and wellbeing that policy leaders internationally have hoped for. This paper explains how the basis of failure is in some respects built into the ideas that underpin many of these efforts. When (the promotion of) support for self-management is narrowly oriented towards educating and motivating patients to adopt the behaviours recommended for disease control, it implicitly reflects and perpetuates limited and somewhat instrumental views of patients...
November 28, 2016: Health Care Analysis: HCA: Journal of Health Philosophy and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896289/how-who-and-when-preferences-for-delivery-of-genome-sequencing-results-among-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-at-a-young-age
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Kimberly A Kaphingst, Jennifer Ivanovich, Ashley Elrick, Rebecca Dresser, Cindy Matsen, Melody S Goodman
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of genome sequencing with patients raises a critical communication challenge: return of secondary findings. While the issue of what sequencing results should be returned to patients has been examined, much less attention has been paid to developing strategies to return these results in ways that meet patients' needs and preferences. To address this, we investigated delivery preferences (i.e., who, how, when) for individual genome sequencing results among women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger...
November 2016: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886368/written-information-for-patients-or-parents-of-child-patients-to-reduce-the-use-of-antibiotics-for-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-primary-care
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REVIEW
Jack W O'Sullivan, Robert T Harvey, Paul P Glasziou, Amanda McCullough
BACKGROUND: Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are frequently managed in primary care settings. Although many are viral, and there is an increasing problem with antibiotic resistance, antibiotics continue to be prescribed for URTIs. Written patient information may be a simple way to reduce antibiotic use for acute URTIs. OBJECTIVES: To assess if written information for patients (or parents of child patients) reduces the use of antibiotics for acute URTIs in primary care...
November 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862571/avoidant-conversations-about-death-by-clinicians-causes-delays-in-reporting-of-neutropenic-sepsis-grounded-theory-study
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Catherine Oakley, Cath Taylor, Emma Ream, Alison Metcalfe
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests patients delay reporting symptoms of neutropenic sepsis (NS) despite the risk to their life. This study aimed to elicit factors that contribute to delayed patient reporting of NS symptoms. METHODS: A constructivist grounded theory study used observations of chemotherapy consultations (13 hours) and 31 in-depth interviews to explore beliefs, experiences and behaviors related to NS. Participants included women with breast cancer, their carers (partners, family or friends) and clinicians...
November 18, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853508/better-outcomes-through-learning-data-engagement-and-research-bolder-a-system-for-improving-evidence-and-clinical-practice-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Despite the many thousands of research studies published every year, evidence for making clinical decisions is often lacking. The main problem is that the evidence available is generated in conditions very different from those that prevail in routine clinical practice and with patients who are different. This is particularly a problem for low and middle income countries as most evidence is generated in high income countries. A group of clinicians, researchers, and policy makers met at Bellagio in Italy to consider how more relevant evidence might be generated...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843153/predictive-analytics-in-mental-health-applications-guidelines-challenges-and-perspectives
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T Hahn, A A Nierenberg, S Whitfield-Gabrieli
The emerging field of 'predictive analytics in mental health' has recently generated tremendous interest with the bold promise to revolutionize clinical practice in psychiatry paralleling similar developments in personalized and precision medicine. Here, we provide an overview of the key questions and challenges in the field, aiming to (1) propose general guidelines for predictive analytics projects in psychiatry, (2) provide a conceptual introduction to core aspects of predictive modeling technology, and (3) foster a broad and informed discussion involving all stakeholders including researchers, clinicians, patients, funding bodies and policymakers...
November 15, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833339/submental-cervical-angle-perceived-attractiveness-and-threshold-values-of-desire-for-surgery
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Farhad B Naini, Martyn T Cobourne, Fraser McDonald, David Wertheim
AIM: The submental-cervical angle may alter as a result of mandibular orthognathic surgery and/or the ageing process and is therefore an important facial aesthetic parameter for comparative diagnosis and treatment planning. The purpose of this study was to undertake a quantitative evaluation of the influence of the submental-cervical angle on perceived attractiveness and threshold values of desire for surgery. STUDY DESIGN: The submental-cervical angle of an idealized profile silhouette image was altered incrementally between 90° and 130°...
December 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833208/is-tube-feeding-futile-in-advanced-dementia
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Matthew C Lynch
It is controversial whether tube feeding in people with dementia improves nutritional status or prolongs survival. Guidelines published by several professional societies cite observational studies that have shown no benefit and conclude that tube feeding in patients with advanced dementia should be avoided. However, all studies on tube feeding in dementia have major methodological flaws that invalidate their findings. The present evidence is not sufficient to justify general guidelines. Patients with advanced dementia represent a very heterogeneous group, and evidence demonstrates that some patients with dementia benefit from tube feeding...
August 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830645/thoughts-about-dying-in-america-enhancing-the-impact-of-one-s-life-journey-and-legacy-by-also-planning-for-the-end-of-life
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Philip A Pizzo
This Perspective offers a summary of the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine report Dying in America How we die is a deeply personal issue that each of us will face. However, the approach to end-of-life (EOL) care in the United States needs improvement. Too frequently, healthcare delivery is uncoordinated and has many providers who are not adequately prepared to have meaningful conversations about EOL planning. This is amplified by payment systems and policies that create impediments, misunderstanding, and sometimes misinformation...
November 8, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803207/clinician-patient-small-talk-comparing-fourth-year-dental-students-and-practicing-dentists-in-a-standardized-patient-encounter
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Gerardo Maupome, Christopher Holcomb, Stuart Schrader
The aim of this study was to establish whether frequency of non-diagnostic, non-management exchanges between clinicians and patient (called "socioemotional communication," SC) during a consultation differed between fourth-year dental students and dentists, controlling for clinically driven exchanges of information. Fifteen dentists and 17 fourth-year dental students were recorded in 2006 while undergoing a consultation with a live standardized patient and were subsequently interviewed by investigators in a separate room with the recording present for analysis...
November 2016: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789958/enhancing-adult-therapeutic-interpersonal-relationships-in-the-acute-health-care-setting-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Rachel Kornhaber, Kenneth Walsh, Jed Duff, Kim Walker
Therapeutic interpersonal relationships are the primary component of all health care interactions that facilitate the development of positive clinician-patient experiences. Therapeutic interpersonal relationships have the capacity to transform and enrich the patients' experiences. Consequently, with an increasing necessity to focus on patient-centered care, it is imperative for health care professionals to therapeutically engage with patients to improve health-related outcomes. Studies were identified through an electronic search, using the PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycINFO databases of peer-reviewed research, limited to the English language with search terms developed to reflect therapeutic interpersonal relationships between health care professionals and patients in the acute care setting...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774915/summation-of-blood-glucose-and-tag-to-characterise-the-metabolic-load-index
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Sam R Emerson, Mark D Haub, Colby S Teeman, Stephanie P Kurti, Sara K Rosenkranz
Research points to postprandial glucose and TAG measures as preferable assessments of cardiovascular risk as compared with fasting values. Although elevated postprandial glycaemic and lipaemic responses are thought to substantially increase chronic disease risk, postprandial glycaemia and lipaemia have historically only been considered separately. However, carbohydrates and fats can generally 'compete' for clearance from the stomach, small intestine, bloodstream and within the peripheral cell. Further, there are previous data demonstrating that the addition of carbohydrate to a high-fat meal blunts the postprandial lipaemic response, and the addition of fat to a high-carbohydrate meal blunts the postprandial glycaemic response...
October 24, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771925/gingerol-and-its-role-in-chronic-diseases
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Yasmin Anum Mohd Yusof
Since antiquity, ginger or Zingiber officinale, has been used by humans for medicinal purposes and as spice condiments to enhance flavor in cooking. Ginger contains many phenolic compounds such as gingerol, shogaol and paradol that exhibit antioxidant, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties. The role of ginger and its constituents in ameliorating diseases has been the focus of study in the past two decades by many researchers who provide strong scientific evidence of its health benefit. This review discusses research findings and works devoted to gingerols, the major pungent constituent of ginger, in modulating and targeting signaling pathways with subsequent changes that ameliorate, reverse or prevent chronic diseases in human studies and animal models...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732772/the-use-of-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotics-in-schizophrenia-evaluating-the-evidence
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Christoph U Correll, Leslie Citrome, Peter M Haddad, John Lauriello, Mark Olfson, Stephen M Calloway, John M Kane
Long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) are among the most effective treatments in psychiatry, yet they remain underutilized in clinical practice. Although LAIs are typically used to maintain treatment adherence in patients with chronic schizophrenia, recent research has suggested that they may also provide an effective treatment strategy for patients with early-phase or first-episode disease. In October 2015, a group of 8 experts on the management of schizophrenia and LAIs met to evaluate the evidence surrounding the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of LAIs and to develop practical recommendations regarding the clinical use, education, and unmet needs related to LAIs...
2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723633/comparison-of-two-systems-of-tooth-numbering-among-undergraduate-dental-students
#19
Deepthi Kannan, Deepa Gurunathan
BACKGROUND: Dental charting is the basis of treatment in dentistry. It should be recorded to know the presence of healthy or diseased, for communication purpose with the colleagues and also used for reference purpose. The three commonly used systems are universal system, Federae Dentale Internationale numbering system (FDI) system, and Palmer/Zsigmondy system. Although these systems are in practice there are lot of confusions in referring a tooth which leads to mismanagement which eventually terminates the clinician-patient relationship...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716252/do-countries-rely-on-the-world-health-organization-for-translating-research-findings-into-clinical-guidelines-a-case-study
#20
Ramadhani A Noor, Pascal Geldsetzer, Till Bärnighausen, Wafaie Fawzi
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization's (WHO) antiretroviral therapy (ART) guidelines have generally been adopted rapidly and with high fidelity by countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Thus far, however, WHO has not published specific guidance on nutritional care and support for (non-pregnant) adults living with HIV despite a solid evidence base for some interventions. This offers an opportunity for a case study on whether national clinical guidelines in sub-Saharan Africa provide concrete recommendations in the face of limited guidance by WHO...
October 6, 2016: Globalization and Health
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