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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161393/quality-safety-and-outcomes-in-anaesthesia-what-s-to-be-done-an-international-perspective
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C J Peden, M Campbell, G Aggarwal
This article reviews of some of the key topics and challenges in quality, safety, and the measurement and improvement of outcomes in anaesthesia. The topics were selected based on the perspective of an individual with quality and safety expertise and recent experience of the specialty in both the UK and USA. The review does not seek to be exhaustive or systematic, but to highlight current areas of concern and potential solutions. The topic is subdivided into sections where the system of health care is viewed from different levels...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159756/patient-provider-communication-and-health-outcomes-among-individuals-with-hepato-pancreato-biliary-disease-in-the-usa
#2
Qinyu Chen, Eliza W Beal, Eric B Schneider, Victor Okunrintemi, Xu-Feng Zhang, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Patient-provider communication (PPC) is utilized as a value-based metric in pay-for-performance programs. We sought to evaluate the association of PPC with patient-reported health outcomes, as well as healthcare resource utilization among a nationally representative cohort of patients with hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) diagnoses. METHODS: Patients with HPB diseases were identified from the 2008-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey cohort. A weighted PPC composite score was categorized using the responses from the CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey as optimal, average, or poor...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158913/an-implementation-effectiveness-hybrid-trial-of-video-based-family-therapy-for-peripartum-depression-in-home-visited-mothers-a-protocol-for-a-pilot-trial
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Fallon Cluxton-Keller, Craig L Donnelly, Melony Williams, Jennifer Buteau, Patricia Stolte, Maggie Monroe-Cassel, Martha L Bruce
Background: The Federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (HV) Program serves over 100,000 vulnerable families at risk for child abuse in the USA and aims to improve many outcomes, including maternal mental health (HRSA's Federal Home Visiting Program: partnering with parents to help children succeed, 2017). Most clients are insured by Medicaid, and about 40% are adolescent mothers (pregnant and post-delivery) (The mother and infant home visiting program evaluation: early findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, 2015)...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157257/patient-safety-culture-in-care-homes-for-older-people-a-scoping-review
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Emily Gartshore, Justin Waring, Stephen Timmons
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the role of safety culture in preventing incidents such as medication errors and falls. However, research and developments in safety culture has predominantly taken place in hospital settings, with relatively less attention given to establishing a safety culture in care homes. Despite safety culture being accepted as an important quality indicator across all health and social care settings, the understanding of culture within social care settings remains far less developed than within hospitals...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142446/hysterosalpingographic-hsg-pattern-of-infertility-in-women-of-reproductive-age
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Chinwe R Onwuchekwa, Vaduneme K Oriji
Background: Infertility is a complex disorder with significant medical, psychological and economic problems. Aims: The aim of the study is to evaluate the structural abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes in infertile women as elucidated by hysterosalpingography. Setting and Design: A retrospective study, conducted at the Radiology and Obstetric and Gynaecologic Departments of a tertiary health care institution. Materials and Methods: Evaluation of all consecutive patients in whom hysterosalpingographic (HSG) was performed for infertility between July 2013 and June 2015 in the Department of Radiology...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133327/easier-said-than-done-a-qualitative-study-conducted-in-the-usa-exploring-latino-family-child-care-home-providers-as-role-models-for-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-behaviours
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Mary L Greaney, Sherrie F Wallington, Julie A Wright
OBJECTIVE: Latinos are the largest and most rapidly growing minority population group in the USA and are disproportionally affected by obesity and related chronic diseases. Child care providers likely influence the eating and physical activity behaviours of children in their care, and therefore are important targets for interventions designed to prevent childhood obesity. Nonetheless, there is a paucity of research examining the behaviours of family child care home (FCCH) providers and whether they model healthy eating and physical activity behaviours...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133312/exploring-perceptions-and-experiences-of-patients-who-have-chronic-pain-as-state-prescription-opioid-policies-change-a-qualitative-study-in-indiana
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Morhaf Al Achkar, Debra Revere, Barbara Dennis, Palmer MacKie, Sumedha Gupta, Shaun Grannis
OBJECTIVES: The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids (POs) is an epidemic in the USA today. Many states have implemented legislation to curb the use of POs resulting from inappropriate prescribing. Indiana legislated opioid prescribing rules that went into effect in December 2013. The rules changed how chronic pain is managed by healthcare providers. This qualitative study aims to evaluate the impact of Indiana's opioid prescription legislation on the patient experiences around pain management...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130597/co-occurring-medical-conditions-in-adults-with-down-syndrome-a-systematic-review-toward-the-development-of-health-care-guidelines
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George T Capone, Brian Chicoine, Peter Bulova, Mary Stephens, Sarah Hart, Blythe Crissman, Andrea Videlefsky, Katherine Myers, Nancy Roizen, Anna Esbensen, Moya Peterson, Stephanie Santoro, Jason Woodward, Barry Martin, David Smith
Adults with Down syndrome (DS) represent a unique population who are in need of clinical guidelines to address their medical care. The United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) has developed criteria for prioritizing conditions of public health importance with the potential for providing screening recommendations to improve clinical care. The quality of existing evidence needed to inform clinical guidelines has not been previously reviewed. Using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database PubMed, we first identified 18 peer reviewed articles that addressed co-occurring medical conditions in adults with DS...
November 12, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128500/the-social-media-dna-of-mayo-clinic-and-health-care
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Amy L Kotsenas, Lee Aase, Makala Arce, Farris K Timimi, Matthew Dacy, Colleen Young, John T Wald
Hippocrates' admonition and the medical community's aversion to risk have caused many physicians and institutions to resist participation in modern social media sites such as Facebook (Facebook, Inc, Menlo Park, California, USA), Twitter (Twitter Inc, San Francisco, California, USA), and YouTube (San Mateo, California, USA). However, because Mayo Clinic's founders were champions of analog social networking, it was among the earliest hospitals worldwide to create official accounts on these digital platforms...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126805/determinants-of-influenza-vaccination-among-high-risk-black-and-white-adults
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Sandra Crouse Quinn, Amelia M Jamison, Vicki S Freimuth, Ji An, Gregory R Hancock
BACKGROUND: Adults with chronic conditions are at much greater risk of influenza-related morbidity and mortality, yet flu vaccine uptake remains suboptimal. Research focused on the high-risk population has been limited, particularly related to racial disparities in vaccination. We explore a broad range of demographic, racial, and psychosocial factors to identify predictors of vaccination among high-risk adults, with a focus on identify differences between Black and White adults. METHODS: We conducted an online survey in March 2015, utilizing international research firm GfK's KnowledgePanel, for a nationally representative sample of Black and White adults (≥18, USA) and limited analysis adults with high-risk of influenza-related complications...
November 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123868/cardiocerebral-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-2017-update
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REVIEW
Gordon A Ewy
Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health problem in the industrialized nations of the world. Yet, in spite of recurrent updates of the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care, many areas have suboptimal survival rates. Cardiocerebral resuscitation, a non-guidelines approach to therapy of primary cardiac arrest based on our animal research, was instituted in Tucson (AZ, USA) in 2002 and subsequently adopted in other areas of the USA. Survival rates of patients with primary cardiac arrest and a shockable rhythm significantly improved wherever it was adopted...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123385/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-the-elderly-an-update-on-management
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REVIEW
Tomefa E Asempa, David P Nicolau
The burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is profound and growing. CDI now represents a common cause of health care-associated diarrhea, and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. CDI disproportionally affects the elderly, possibly explained by the following risk factors: age-related impairment of the immune system, increasing antibiotic utilization, and frequent health care exposure. In the USA, recent epidemiological studies estimate that two out of every three health care-associated CDIs occur in patients 65 years or older...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116580/extending-awareness-of-catholic-healthcare-ethics-among-junior-clinicians-a-qualitative-study
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Clare O'Callaghan, Julia Trimboli, Xavier Symons, Margaret Staples, Emma Patterson, Natasha Michael
As Catholic healthcare organizations form a substantive part of healthcare delivery in the USA and Australia, ethical standards for Catholic health care were developed to guide practice. This study examined junior staff's understanding of Catholic ethics. Using a qualitative descriptive design, we recruited 22 medical and nursing staff to interviews/focus groups. Though Catholic ethics seldom informed ethical approaches, the principles were acknowledged as being useful to support development of confident and respectful care approaches...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110802/testosterone-therapy-and-risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-hypogonadal-men-an-administrative-health-care-claims-study
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Hu Li, Lucy Mitchell, Xiang Zhang, Darell Heiselman, Stephen Motsko
BACKGROUND: There are some ongoing debates on the potential link between testosterone therapy (TT) and risk of acute myocardial infarction (MI). AIM: To investigate the association between acute MI and TT use compared with non-use in men having documented hypogonadism (diagnostic International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes 257.2, 257.8, 257.9, 758.7) in patient claims records. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used a real-world US-based administrative health care claims database (MarketScan 2004-2013; Truven Health Analytics, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) to compare MI rates between TT-treated men and a cohort of untreated hypogonadal men matched by a calendar time-specific propensity score...
November 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105621/adalimumab-etanercept-and-ustekinumab-for-treating-plaque-psoriasis-in-children-and-young-people-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
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Ana Duarte, Teumzghi Mebrahtu, Pedro Saramago Goncalves, Melissa Harden, Ruth Murphy, Stephen Palmer, Nerys Woolacott, Mark Rodgers, Claire Rothery
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that predominantly affects the skin. Adalimumab (HUMIRA(®), AbbVie, Maidenhead, UK), etanercept (Enbrel(®), Pfizer, New York, NY, USA) and ustekinumab (STELARA(®), Janssen Biotech, Inc., Titusville, NJ, USA) are the three biological treatments currently licensed for psoriasis in children. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab within their respective licensed indications for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in children and young people...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101576/trends-in-community-versus-health-care-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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REVIEW
David P Calfee
Since the first clinical isolate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was described in 1961, this pathogen has established itself as a leading cause of health care-associated infections. More recently, MRSA has become a relatively common cause of infection among persons without typical health care-associated risk factors and is now the most common cause of community-onset purulent skin and soft-tissue infections in many regions of the USA. The appearance of "community-associated" MRSA is not due to the expansion of health care-associated MRSA into the community but rather the result of the independent emergence of a novel clone of MRSA...
November 3, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096117/exploring-an-educational-assessment-tool-to-measure-registered-nurses-knowledge-of-hearing-impairment-and-effective-communication-strategies-a-usa-study
#17
Amy L Ruesch
Poor communication between the Registered Nurse and a hearing impaired patient can affect quality of care and health outcomes. Communication skills training programs for healthcare providers are needed to improve patient centered care. A descriptive research study, using a knowledge assessment tool developed and validated by the researcher, was conducted on 339 Registered Nurses to identify knowledge deficits to be addressed in a communication skills training program being designed. The educational tool measured the Registered Nurses' knowledge across four areas - hearing impairment, hearing aids, communication strategies, and regulations regarding access to care for a person with a hearing disability...
October 22, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083091/using-the-socioecological-model-to-explore-factors-affecting-health-seeking-behaviours-of-older-korean-immigrants
#18
Jane Chung, Jin Young Seo, Jongwon Lee
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore multilevel factors affecting older Korean immigrants' health-seeking behaviours. BACKGROUND: Although studies have documented significant issues related to healthcare access and utilisation issues among older immigrants, a noted limitation of current research is its failure to explore multiple factors related to their health-seeking behaviours. DESIGN: A qualitative study using interview data from two previous studies...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081988/infection-rates-in-patients-from-five-rheumatoid-arthritis-ra-registries-contextualising-an-ra-clinical-trial-programme
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Hisashi Yamanaka, Johan Askling, Niklas Berglind, Stefan Franzen, Thomas Frisell, Christopher Garwood, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Meilien Ho, Marie Holmqvist, Laura Novelli Horne, Eisuke Inoue, Kaleb Michaud, Dimitrios A Pappas, George Reed, Deborah Symmons, Eiichi Tanaka, Trung N Tran, Suzanne M M Verstappen, Eveline Wesby-van Swaay, Fredrik Nyberg
OBJECTIVE: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of serious infections. Comparing infection rates across RA populations is complicated by differences in background infection risk, population composition and study methodology. We measured infection rates from five RA registries globally, with the aim to contextualise infection rates from an RA clinical trials population. METHODS: We used data from Consortium of Rheumatology Research of North America (CORRONA) (USA), Swedish Rheumatology Quality of Care Register (Sweden), Norfolk Arthritis Register (UK), CORRONA International (multiple countries) and Institute of Rheumatology Rheumatoid Arthritis (Japan) and an RA clinical trial programme (fostamatinib)...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081008/hypertension-in-african-americans
#20
REVIEW
Nomsa Musemwa, Crystal A Gadegbeku
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: African Americans are over-burdened with hypertension resulting in excess morbidity and mortality. We highlight the health impact of hypertension in this population, review important observations regarding disease pathogenesis, and outline evidence-based treatment, current treatment guidelines, and management approaches. RECENT FINDINGS: Hypertension accounts for 50% of the racial differences in mortality between Blacks and Whites in the USA. Genome-wide association studies have not clearly identified distinct genetic causes for the excess burden in this population as yet...
October 28, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
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