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Iulia D Ursan, Jerry A Krishnan, A Simon Pickard, Elizabeth Calhoun, Robert DiDomenico, Valentin Prieto-Centurion, Jamie B Sullivan, Lauren Valentino, Mark V Williams, Min Joo
Limited socioeconomic resources contribute to high readmission rates at minority serving institutions (MSIs). A better understanding of patient-level factors and need for patient navigators could inform approaches to enhance care transitions tailored to these vulnerable patient populations. We sought to understand the perspectives of patients and their caregivers about hospital to home transitions from an MSI, as well as their attitudes about patient navigators to facilitate care transitions. We conducted qualitative research using focus groups (FGs)-five disease-specific patient FGs and two caregiver FGs, including 23 patients and 10 caregivers...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Wednesday Marie A Sevilla, Barbara McElhanon
Enteral nutrition is delivered via the gastrointestinal tract when oral intake is not sufficient to maintain nutrition status. There is evidence that long-term home enteral nutrition (HEN) can be advantageous to pediatric patients by improving quality of life and function. Data from pediatric patients receiving either nasogastric tube or gastrostomy tube feeds indicate good outcomes in terms of maintaining and improving nutrition status as evidenced by anthropometric measurements. As the number of pediatric patients requiring HEN increases, development of an effective program to allow smooth transition to the home is necessary...
October 18, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Elisa A Koppelman, James A Feldman, Alexander Y Walley, Patricia M Mitchell, Jacqueline Ellison, Edward Bernstein
BACKGROUND: The increase in opioid overdose deaths has become a national public health crisis. Naloxone is an important tool in opioid overdose prevention. Distribution of nasal naloxone has been found to be a feasible, and effective intervention in community settings and may have potential high applicability in the emergency department, which is often the initial point of care for persons at high risk of overdose. One safety net hospital introduced an innovative policy to offer take-home nasal naloxone via a standing order to ensure distribution to patients at risk for overdose...
October 18, 2016: BMC Research Notes
Rohan A Elliott, Cik Yin Lee, Christine Beanland, Krishna Vakil, Dianne Goeman
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of older people are receiving support with medicines management from community nursing services (CNSs) to enable them to live in their own homes. Little is known about these people and the support they receive. OBJECTIVES: To explore the characteristics of older people referred for medicines management support, type of support provided, medication errors and adverse medication events (AMEs). METHODS: A retrospective observational study of a random sample of 100 older people referred to a large non-profit CNS for medicines management support over a 3-month period was conducted...
March 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
Jennifer Kirsty Harrison, Azucena Garcia Garrido, Sarah J Rhynas, Gemma Logan, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Juliet MacArthur, Susan Shenkin
BACKGROUND: institutionalisation following acute hospital admission is common and yet poorly described, with policy documents advising against this transition. OBJECTIVE: to characterise the individuals admitted to a care home on discharge from an acute hospital admission and to describe their assessment. DESIGN AND SETTING: a retrospective cohort study of people admitted to a single large Scottish teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: 100 individuals admitted to the acute hospital from home and discharged to a care home...
October 15, 2016: Age and Ageing
Hamde Nazar, Steven Brice, Nasima Akhter, Adetayo Kasim, Ann Gunning, Sarah P Slight, Neil W Watson
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an electronic patient referral system from one UK hospital Trust to community pharmacies across the North East of England. SETTING: Two hospital sites in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 207 community pharmacies. PARTICIPANTS: Inpatients who were considered to benefit from on-going support and continuity of care after leaving hospital. INTERVENTION: Electronic transmission of an information related to patient's medicines to their nominated community pharmacy...
October 14, 2016: BMJ Open
Joia S Mukherjee, Danika Barry, Robert D Weatherford, Ishaan K Desai, Paul E Farmer
The advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 1996 brought with it an urgent need to develop models of health care delivery that could enable its effective and equitable delivery, especially to patients living in poverty. Community-based care, which stretches from patient homes and communities-where chronic infectious diseases are often best managed-to modern health centers and hospitals, offers such a model, providing access to proximate HIV care and minimizing structural barriers to retention. We first review the recent literature on community-based ART programs in low- and low-to-middle-income country settings and document two key principles that guide effective programs: decentralization of ART services and long-term retention of patients in care...
October 13, 2016: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
S Somanadhan, P J Larkin
BACKGROUND: Many rare diseases of childhood are life-threatening and chronically debilitating, so living with a rare disease is an on-going challenge for patients and their families. MPS is one of a range of rare inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs) that come under category 3 of life-limiting conditions, where there is no curative treatment available at present. Although the study of rare diseases is increasingly novel, and of clinical importance to the population, the lack of empirical data in the field to support policy and strategy development is a compelling argument for further research to be sought...
October 10, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Joseph M Collaco, Gul H Dadlani, Melanie K Nies, Jenny Leshko, Allen D Everett, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a significant cause of morbidity in preterm infants, but no screening guidelines exist. We sought to identify risk factors and clinical outcomes associated with PH in preterm infants to develop a PH risk score. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of two separate populations of preterm infants (NICU cohort n = 230; Clinic registry n = 580). RESULTS: 8.3% of the NICU cohort had PH after 4 weeks of age, while 14...
2016: PloS One
Terence John Frohmader, Frances Lin, Wendy Chaboyer
AIM: To explore and describe long-term thoughts and perceptions of the Aussie Heart Guide Programme including the role of the mentor, held by patients recovering from myocardial infarction. DESIGN: A qualitative design. METHODS: Thirteen patients recovering from myocardial infarction who were unable to attend a hospital-based or affiliated outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme were interviewed by telephone at the completion of the programme and asked to describe the relationship with their assigned nurse mentor and their perception of the audiovisual used in the programme...
January 2016: Nurs Open
Shima Sakai, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Yukari Takai, Hiroki Fukahori, Yasuko Ogata
AIMS: To develop the Discharge Planning of Ward Nurses (DPWN), a Japanese self-evaluation instrument for ward nurses' discharge planning practices. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: Participants were 624 ward nurses from six hospitals in Japan with a discharge planning department. Items about discharge planning practices were collected from literature and interviews with nurses and researchers. Construct validity, concurrent validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability were tested...
January 2016: Nurs Open
Roberto Nuño-Solinís, Emilio Herrera Molina, Silvia Librada Flores, Juan F Orueta Mendía, Andrés Cabrera-León
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the use of health resources and its budget in the last months of life of the population who died from malignant neoplasm in the Basque Autonomous Country (Spain). METHOD: Retrospective observational study of a population with a diagnosis of malignancy deceased in the Basque Country (2010 and 2011). DATA SOURCE: MDS and Mortality Register. VARIABLES: gender, age, place of death, tumour location, clinical activity data and costs in the last three months of life...
October 1, 2016: Gaceta Sanitaria
Dmitrij Achelrod, Jonas Schreyögg, Tom Stargardt
INTRODUCTION: Telemonitoring for COPD has gained much attention thanks to its potential of reducing morbidity and mortality, healthcare utilisation and costs. However, its benefit with regard to clinical and economic outcomes remains to be clearly demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the effect of Europe's largest COPD telemonitoring pilot project on direct medical costs, health resource utilisation and mortality at 12 months. METHODS: We evaluated a population-based cohort using administrative data...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
Arlene A Escuro, A Christine Hummell
Over the past few decades, the number of enteral formulas for use in hospitalized, critically ill, and home enteral patients has dramatically increased. Several enteral nutrition (EN) formula categories exist, which makes it challenging for clinicians to sort through the product claims and find the appropriate formula for the patient. Many formulas are available within each category, some of which may be significantly different from one another. Numerous systematic reviews of existing research and clinical practice guidelines evaluate the use of specialty formulas...
September 30, 2016: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Amy E Mitchell, Jennifer A Fraser, Alina Morawska, Joanne Ramsbotham, Patsy Yates
BACKGROUND: The development of child behaviour and parenting difficulties is understood to undermine treatment outcomes for children with atopic dermatitis. Past research has reported on correlates of child behaviour difficulties. However, few research studies have sought to examine parenting confidence and practices in this clinical group. OBJECTIVES: To examine relationships between child, parent, and family variables, parent-reported and directly-observed child and parent behaviour, parents' self-efficacy with managing difficult child behaviour, self-reported parenting strategies, and disease severity...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Christine Toye, Richard Parsons, Susan Slatyer, Samar M Aoun, Rachael Moorin, Rebecca Osseiran-Moisson, Keith D Hill
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge of older people receiving care at home offers a salient opportunity to identify and address their family caregivers' self-identified support needs. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that the extent to which family caregivers of older people discharged home from hospital felt prepared to provide care at home would be positively influenced by their inclusion in the new Further Enabling Care at Home program. DESIGN: This single-blind randomised controlled trial compared outcomes from usual care alone with those from usual care plus the new program...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Margaret J Trost, Melissa Cowell, Jennifer Cannon, Kendra Mitchell, Kevin Waloff, Humberto Avila, Sanjay Chand, Christopher J Russell
PURPOSE: Children with sleep apnea may be at increased risk for overnight respiratory events (ORE) following anesthesia. We sought to identify ORE risk factors in sleep apnea patients sedated for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: One thousand four hundred seven hospitalizations for children with sleep apnea (by ICD-9 code) occurred at our institution from 5/1/2011 to 2/1/2015. One hundred twenty-seven (9 %) encounters were solely for post-MRI observation representing 96 unique patients...
September 28, 2016: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Anne E Sales, Mary Ersek, Orna K Intrator, Cari Levy, Joan G Carpenter, Robert Hogikyan, Helen C Kales, Zach Landis-Lewis, Tobie Olsan, Susan C Miller, Marcos Montagnini, Vyjeyanthi S Periyakoil, Sheri Reder
BACKGROUND: The program "Implementing Goals of Care Conversations with Veterans in VA LTC Settings" is proposed in partnership with the US Veterans Health Administration (VA) National Center for Ethics in Health Care and the Geriatrics and Extended Care Program Offices, together with the VA Office of Nursing Services. The three projects in this program are designed to support a new system-wide mandate requiring providers to conduct and systematically record conversations with veterans about their preferences for care, particularly life-sustaining treatments...
September 29, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
Aurélie Duruflé, Claire Le-Meur, Marie-Pierre Reillon, Claire Lozach, Benoit Nicolas
Many mobile teams were created over the past decade in various medical specialties including physical medicine and rehabilitation (MPR). The Pôle Saint-Helier has created a mobile team of rehabilitation-reintegration (EM2R) in December 2012 with support from the Regional Health Agency of Brittany. It operates on the health territory No. 5 of Brittany near people experiencing neurological disability. Its main mission is to implement the necessary devices to facilitate the home return of people hospitalized after a neurological event or maintaining to home people with neurological disorders...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Julia Hamonet-Torny
OPINION/FEEDBACK: INTRODUCTION: Despite of the politique for social inclusion leaded since the last decade, many specialized institutions for disabled children remained in France. This institutional field is varied and heterogenous, so difficult to understand from the exterior, particularly from the healthcare sector. The aim of this study was to evaluate the needs of the children accompanied within the Motor Education Institute of Couzeix in order to identify more precise indications to the placement...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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