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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214491/relationship-between-patient-reported-symptoms-limitations-in-daily-activities-and-psychological-impact-in-varicose-veins
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Rajiv Mallick, Brajesh Kumar Lal, Claire Daugherty
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between patient-reported symptoms, functional limitations, and psychological impact of varicose veins (VVs) vs pathophysiologic mechanism, incorporating demographic and behavioral factors. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis from two clinical studies (Efficacy and Safety Study of Polidocanol Injectable Foam for the Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction Incompetence [VANISH-1] and Polidocanol Endovenous Microfoam Versus Vehicle for the Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction Incompetence [VANISH-2]) in patients with VVs (superficial venous reflux only)...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213599/health-information-needs-source-preferences-and-engagement-behaviours-of-women-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-across-the-care-continuum-protocol-for-a-scoping-review
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Carol A Tucker, M Pilar Martin, Ray B Jones
INTRODUCTION: The health information needs, information source preferences and engagement behaviours of women with metastatic breast cancer (mBC) depend on personal characteristics such as education level, prior knowledge, clinical complications, comorbidities and where they are in the cancer journey. A thorough understanding of the information behaviours of women living with mBC is essential to the provision of optimal care. A preliminary literature review suggests that there is little research on this topic, but that there may be lessons from a slightly broader literature...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211994/building-the-coverage-continuum-the-role-of-state-medicaid-directors-and-insurance-commissioners
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Joel Ario, Deborah Bachrach
Issue: The Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage to 20 million newly insured individuals, split between state Medicaid programs and commercially insured marketplaces, with limited integration between the two. The seamless continuum of coverage envisioned by the law is central to achieving the full potential of the Affordable Care Act, but it remains an elusive promise. Goals: To examine the historical and cultural differences between state Medicaid agencies and insurance departments that contribute to this lack of coordination...
2017: Issue Brief of the Commonwealth Fund
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210351/cross-continuum-tool-is-associated-with-reduced-utilization-and-cost-for-frequent-high-need-users
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Lauran Hardin, Adam Kilian, Leslie Muller, Kevin Callison, Michael Olgren
INTRODUCTION: High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients can over-use acute care services, a pattern of behavior associated with many poor outcomes that disproportionately contributes to increased U.S. healthcare cost. Our objective was to reduce healthcare cost and improve outcomes by optimizing the system of care. We targeted HNHC patients and identified root causes of frequent healthcare utilization. We developed a cross-continuum intervention process and a succinct tool called a Complex Care Map (CCM)© that addresses fragmentation in the system and links providers to a comprehensive individualized analysis of the patient story and causes for frequent access to health services...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207600/advancements-in-the-critical-care-management-of-status-epilepticus
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Andrew Bauerschmidt, Andrew Martin, Jan Claassen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Status epilepticus has a high morbidity and mortality. There are little definitive data to guide management; however, new recent data continue to improve understanding of management options of status epilepticus. This review examines recent advancements regarding the critical care management of status epilepticus. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies support the initial treatment of status epilepticus with early and aggressive benzodiazepine dosing...
February 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207069/continuum-of-care-for-hcv-among-patients-diagnosed-in-the-emergency-department-setting
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Erik S Anderson, James W Galbraith, Laura J Deering, Sarah K Pfeil, Tamara Todorovic, Joel B Rodgers, Jordan M Forsythe, Ricardo Franco, Henry Wang, N Ewen Wang, Douglas A E White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196655/the-hiv-care-continuum-is-the-whole-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts-implications-for-interventions-in-a-test-and-treat-world
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Virginia A Fonner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196114/retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-comprehensive-risk-analysis-for-prevention-and-prediction-of-disease
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Leah A Owen, Margaux A Morrison, Robert O Hoffman, Bradley A Yoder, Margaret M DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a blinding morbidity of preterm infants. Our current screening criteria have remained unchanged since their inception and lack the ability to identify those at greatest risk. OBJECTIVES: We sought to comprehensively analyze numerous proposed maternal, infant, and environmental ROP risk variables in a robustly phenotyped population using logistic regression to determine the most predictive model for ROP development and severity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186346/variations-in-outcomes-for-indigenous-women-with-breast-cancer-in-australia-a-systematic-review
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P Dasgupta, P D Baade, D R Youlden, G Garvey, J F Aitken, I Wallington, J Chynoweth, H Zorbas, D Roder, P H Youl
This systematic review examines variations in outcomes along the breast cancer continuum for Australian women by Indigenous status. Multiple databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed articles published from 1 January 1990 to 1 March 2015 focussing on adult female breast cancer patients in Australia and assessing survival, patient and tumour characteristics, diagnosis and treatment by Indigenous status. Sixteen quantitative studies were included with 12 rated high, 3 moderate and 1 as low quality...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186061/the-need-for-electronic-health-records-in-long-term-care
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Sukirtha Tharmalingam, Simon Hagens, Sarah English
Long-term care (LTC) settings serve an important proportion of seniors and vulnerable populations that require 24-hour nursing care. Deployment of interoperable electronic health records (iEHRs) to these settings lag. There is little evidence on the availability of patient information from across the continuum of care. To fill this knowledge gap this study examines the prevalence and nature of information gaps experienced in LTC during patient encounters (n=1050). Overall, more than one-third (34%) of all LTC patient encounters were missing at least one item of information that was needed for the encounter...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185593/decentralization-and-health-system-performance-a-focused-review-of-dimensions-difficulties-and-derivatives-in-india
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REVIEW
Bhuputra Panda, Harshad P Thakur
INTRODUCTION: One of the principal goals of any health care system is to improve health through the provision of clinical and public health services. Decentralization as a reform measure aims to improve inputs, management processes and health outcomes, and has political, administrative and financial connotations. It is argued that the robustness of a health system in achieving desirable outcomes is contingent upon the width and depth of 'decision space' at the local level. Studies have used different approaches to examine one or more facets of decentralization and its effect on health system functioning; however, lack of consensus on an acceptable framework is a critical gap in determining its quantum and quality...
October 31, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176167/assessing-the-impact-of-perinatal-hiv-case-management-on-outcomes-along-the-hiv-care-continuum-for-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-living-with-hiv-philadelphia-2005-2013
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Emily A Anderson, Florence M Momplaisir, Catherine Corson, Kathleen A Brady
To evaluate the impact of a Perinatal Medical Case Management (PCM) Program for women living with HIV (WLWH). Characteristics of pregnant and postpartum WLWH were compared between those who engaged in PCM and those who did not. Using secondary data collected from routine HIV surveillance, multivariable regression models were used to evaluate the association between PCM and four outcomes adapted from the HIV care continuum. In multivariable models, compared to WLWH not in PCM, participants (n = 448, 52.8%) were almost twice as likely to achieve HIV suppression before delivery (aOR 1...
February 7, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167725/little-evidence-exists-to-support-the-expectation-that-providers-would-consolidate-to-enter-new-payment-models
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Hannah T Neprash, Michael E Chernew, J Michael McWilliams
Provider consolidation has been associated with higher health care prices and spending. The prevailing wisdom is that payment reform will accelerate consolidation, especially between physicians and hospitals and among physician groups, as providers position themselves to bear financial risk for the full continuum of patient care. Drawing on data from a number of sources from 2008 onward, we examined the relationship between Medicare's accountable care organization (ACO) programs and provider consolidation. We found that consolidation was under way in the period 2008-10, before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the ACO programs...
February 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162850/examination-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-care-continuum-among-individuals-with-an-opioid-use-disorder-in-substance-use-treatment
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Jennifer L Brown, Nicole K Gause, Daniel Lewis, Theresa Winhusen
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) risk is elevated for individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Routine HCV testing is recommended for high-risk individuals, including those with an injection drug use history. HCV antibody testing addresses the first step in the HCV treatment care cascade, with uptake and completion of HCV treatment among individuals with chronic HCV as the optimal care cascade endpoint. The aim of this study was to characterize self-reported HCV treatment cascade outcomes among individuals with an OUD in outpatient medication assisted treatment (MAT)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162218/workforce-insights-on-how-health-promotion-is-practised-in-an-aboriginal-community-controlled-health-service
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Kathryn McFarlane, Sue Devine, Jenni Judd, Nina Nichols, Kerrianne Watt
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services deliver holistic and culturally appropriate primary health care to over 150 communities in Australia. Health promotion is a core function of comprehensive primary health care; however, little has been published on what enables or challenges health promotion practice in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima) delivers primary health care to 11 remote north Queensland communities. The workforce includes medical, allied health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners and corporate support staff...
February 3, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161401/enhancing-public-health-hiv-interventions-a-qualitative-meta-synthesis-and-systematic-review-of-studies-to-improve-linkage-to-care-adherence-and-retention
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Joseph D Tucker, Lai Sze Tso, Brian Hall, Qingyan Ma, Rachel Beanland, John Best, Haochu Li, Mellanye Lackey, Gifty Marley, Zachary C Rich, Ka-Lon Sou, Meg Doherty
Although HIV services are expanding, few have reached the scale necessary to support universal viral suppression of individuals living with HIV. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize the qualitative evidence evaluating public health HIV interventions to enhance linkage to care, antiretroviral drug (ARV) adherence, and retention in care. We searched 19 databases without language restrictions. The review collated data from three separate qualitative evidence reviews addressing each of the three outcomes along the care continuum...
January 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160960/infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-posttransplant-infections
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REVIEW
Fiona Winterbottom, Misty Jenkins
Solid organ transplantation has become a well-established standard of care for end-organ failure, and the nurse in the intensive care unit may be exposed to these patients at any stage in the care continuum of pretransplant or posttransplant care. Knowledge of risk factors, timing, and treatments for infections may help to enhance clinical practices and optimize patient safety and clinical outcomes.
March 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159011/fluids-and-sepsis-changing-the-paradigm-of-fluid-therapy-a-case-report
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Hori Hariyanto, Corry Quando Yahya, Monika Widiastuti, Primartanto Wibowo, Oloan Eduard Tampubolon
BACKGROUND: Over the past 16 years, sepsis management has been guided by large-volume fluid administration to achieve certain hemodynamic optimization as advocated in the Rivers protocol. However, the safety of such practice has been questioned because large-volume fluid administration is associated with fluid overload and carries the worst outcome in patients with sepsis. Researchers in multiple studies have declared that using less fluid leads to increased survival, but they did not describe how to administer fluids in a timely and appropriate manner...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158952/a-qualitative-study-of-thai-hiv-positive-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-demonstrates-the-need-for-ehealth-interventions-to-optimize-the-hiv-care-continuum
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Tarandeep Anand, Chattiya Nitpolprasert, Stephen J Kerr, Kathryn E Muessig, Sangusa Promthong, Nitiya Chomchey, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman, Prachya Chaiyahong, Praphan Phanuphak, Jintanat Ananworanich, Nittaya Phanuphak
In Thailand, young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender women (TG) are disproportionately affected by HIV and have suboptimal care continuum outcomes. Although Thai YMSM and young TG are early adopters of emerging technologies and have high Internet and technology access and utilization, the potential of technology has not been harnessed to optimize the HIV treatment cascade. We interviewed 18 behaviorally HIV-infected YMSM and young TG regarding care challenges, identified how eHealth could address care needs, and elicited preferences for eHealth interventions...
February 3, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157752/stroke-rehabilitation
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Samir R Belagaje
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rehabilitation is an important aspect of the continuum of care in stroke. With advances in the acute treatment of stroke, more patients will survive stroke with varying degrees of disability. Research in the past decade has expanded our understanding of the mechanisms underlying stroke recovery and has led to the development of new treatment modalities. This article reviews and summarizes the key concepts related to poststroke recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: Good data now exist by which one can predict recovery, especially motor recovery, very soon after stroke onset...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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