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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072478/the-difficulties-experienced-by-nurses-and-healthcare-staff-involved-in-the-process-of-breaking-bad-news
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Clare Warnock, Jean Buchanan, Angela Mary Tod
AIMS: To explore the difficulties experienced by nurses and healthcare professionals when engaging in the process of breaking bad news BACKGROUND: The challenges faced by staff when breaking bad news have previously been researched in relation to particular settings or subjects. This study involved staff from diverse settings and roles to develop broader insights into the range of difficulties experienced in clinical practice. DESIGN: The study used a descriptive survey design involving self-reported written accounts and framework analysis...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068907/hospitalized-care-for-mdr-tb-in-port-harcourt-nigeria-a-qualitative-study
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Kingsley Lezor Bieh, Ralf Weigel, Helen Smith
BACKGROUND: In Nigeria multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is prevalent in 2.9% of new TB cases and 14% of retreatment cases, and the country is one of 27 with high disease burden globally. Patients are admitted and confined to one of ten MDR-TB treatment facilities throughout the initial 8 months of treatment. The perspectives of MDR-TB patients shared on social media and in academic research and those of providers are limited to experiences of home-based care. In this study we explored the views of hospitalised MDR-TB patients and providers in one treatment facility in Nigeria, and describe how their experiences are linked to accessibility of care and support services, in line with international goals...
January 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068789/pragmatic-trial-of-video-education-in-nursing-homes-the-design-and-rationale-for-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomized-trial-in-the-nursing-home-setting
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Vincent Mor, Angelo E Volandes, Roee Gutman, Constantine Gatsonis, Susan L Mitchell
Background/Aims Nursing homes are complex healthcare systems serving an increasingly sick population. Nursing homes must engage patients in advance care planning, but do so inconsistently. Video decision support tools improved advance care planning in small randomized controlled trials. Pragmatic trials are increasingly employed in health services research, although not commonly in the nursing home setting to which they are well-suited. This report presents the design and rationale for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial that evaluated the "real world" application of an Advance Care Planning Video Program in two large US nursing home healthcare systems...
January 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028272/-collaboration-of-hospitals-and-home-care-providers-lessons-to-be-learned-from-an-actual-case-to-enable-patients-to-keep-living-at-home-by-their-own-values
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Miyoko Ogiwara, Hiromi Irino, Keita Yamaoka, Mutsuko Watanabe, Rie Ito, Masayoshi Hirohara, Kazuki Kushida
The aging society has arrived, and home care options are being promoted. To date, because of an increase in the number of patients with higher disability levels in greater need of medical help and senior people living alone or in senior-person households, more patients are in need of discharge support. Many medical institutions cannot consider the option of staying at home and receiving home care services for such patients, and such patients often give up on going home. In the case of service recipients suffering from incurable diseases or disabilities and undergoing age-related changes, it is necessary that they decide on their own"where and how they want to live...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025929/hemophilia-management-via-data-collection-and-reporting-initial-findings-from-the-comprehensive-care-sustainability-collaborative
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Michael D Tarantino, Vanita K Pindolia
BACKGROUND: Despite being a rare disorder, hemophilia represents a significant driver of health care resource utilization and requires expert hematologic and multidisciplinary services to achieve optimal outcomes. Since their inception nearly 40 years ago, hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) have served as centers of excellence in providing the intensive care and ancillary services necessary for this unique patient base; however, the full capabilities of these centers may be underused in the current framework of managed care, largely because of a lack of communication and information shared between payers and HTC stakeholders...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009699/a-6-year-case-control-study-of-the-presentation-and-clinical-sequelae-for-noninflicted-negligent-and-inflicted-pediatric-burns
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Zachary J Collier, Veena Ramaiah, Jill C Glick, Lawrence J Gottlieb
Inflicted burns are one of the leading causes of abuse-related fatalities in children. Between 30 and 60% of children accidentally returned to abusive homes suffer reabuse. Given the high chance for abuse recurrence and the associated morbidity/mortality, it is critical that inflicted burns are promptly identified to guide appropriate medical and child welfare management. Although previous studies proposed historical and mechanistic features using noncomparative or poorly powered data, this study utilized comparative data from a 6-year period (2009-2014) at a certified burn center along with expert analysis from Child Advocacy and Protective Services (CAPS) to provide higher level evidence supporting classical findings while elucidating new features with respect to burn severity and required interventions...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007511/-neonatal-palliative-care-at-home-contribution-of-the-regional-pediatric-palliative-care-team
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N Cojean, C Strub, P Kuhn, L Calvel
The "patients' rights and end-of-life care" act, known as the Leonetti law, has allowed implementation of palliative care in neonatology as an alternative to unreasonable therapeutic interventions. A palliative care project can be offered to newborns suffering from intractable diseases. It must be focused on the newborn's quality of life and comfort and on family support. Palliative care for newborns can be provided in the delivery room, in the neonatal unit, and also at home. Going home is possible but requires medical support...
December 19, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002636/caregiver-mediated-exercises-for-improving-outcomes-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Judith Dm Vloothuis, Marijn Mulder, Janne M Veerbeek, Manin Konijnenbelt, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily, Johannes Cf Ket, Gert Kwakkel, Erwin Eh van Wegen
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in adults. Several systematic reviews have shown that a higher intensity of training can lead to better functional outcomes after stroke. Currently, the resources in inpatient settings are not always sufficient and innovative methods are necessary to meet these recommendations without increasing healthcare costs. A resource efficient method to augment intensity of training could be to involve caregivers in exercise training. A caregiver-mediated exercise programme has the potential to improve outcomes in terms of body function, activities, and participation in people with stroke...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001332/patients-experiences-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-at-home-for-the-treatment-of-deep-perivascular-groin-infection-after-vascular-surgery
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Christina Monsen, Stefan Acosta, Christine Kumlien
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore experiences of negative pressure wound therapy at home, in patients with deep perivascular groin infection after vascular surgery and management in daily life. BACKGROUND: Deep surgical site infection after vascular surgery with exposed vessels often requires long-term treatment with negative pressure wound therapy, and continued therapy at home has become routine. DESIGN: An explorative qualitative study. METHODS: Nine men and six women with a deep surgical site infection in the groin after vascular surgery, treated in their home with negative pressure wound therapy, were interviewed...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996085/supportive-interventions-for-enhancing-dietary-intake-in-malnourished-or-nutritionally-at-risk-adults
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REVIEW
Christine Baldwin, Katherine L Kimber, Michelle Gibbs, Christine Elizabeth Weekes
BACKGROUND: Supportive interventions such as serving meals in a dining room environment or the use of assistants to feed patients are frequently recommended for the management of nutritionally vulnerable groups. Such interventions are included in many policy and guideline documents and have implications for staff time but may incur additional costs, yet there appears to be a lack of evidence for their efficacy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at-risk adults...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995939/telephone-based-management-of-pressure-ulcers-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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M Arora, L A Harvey, J V Glinsky, H S Chhabra, S Hossain, N Arumugam, P K Bedi, L Lavrencic, A J Hayes, I D Cameron
STUDY DESIGN: A multicentre, prospective, assessor-blinded, parallel randomised controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the trial was to determine the effectiveness of telephone-based management of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: One hundred and twenty people with SCI living in the community were recruited through three hospitals in India and Bangladesh between November 2013 and March 2016...
December 20, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987379/new-mothers-experiences-of-the-urban-environment-with-their-preterm-infants-involve-complex-social-emotional-and-psychological-processes
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Silvia Gullino, Anthony Kaiser, Hammad Khan, Aisling Phillips, Alice Elwin, A D Edwards
AIM: Studies have explored how mothers and premature babies make the transition from a neonatal unit (NNU) to home, but little is known about how mothers cope with urban life with a vulnerable baby. This controlled trial investigated how first-time mothers with singleton preterm babies handled that experience in the first few months after discharge from a NNU, compared to the first-time mothers of healthy, singleton term-born infants. METHODS: This parent-led, qualitative study was carried out in London, UK, from 2013-2015 and used diaries and walking interviews with researchers...
December 17, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977002/supporting-heart-failure-patient-transitions-from-acute-to-community-care-with-home-telemonitoring-technology-a-protocol-for-a-provincial-randomized-controlled-trial-tec4home
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BACKGROUND: Seniors with chronic diseases such as heart failure have complex care needs. They are vulnerable to their condition deteriorating and, without timely intervention, may require multiple emergency department visits and/or repeated hospitalizations. Upon discharge, the transition from the emergency department to home can be a vulnerable time for recovering patients with disruptions in the continuity of care. Remote monitoring of heart failure patients using home telemonitoring, coupled with clear communication protocols between health care professionals, can be effective in increasing the safety and quality of care for seniors with heart failure discharged from the emergency department...
December 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976625/caregivers-representations-of-elders-who-drink-too-much-alcohol-crossroads-between-professional-home-caregivers-and-hospitals-nurses
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Pascal Menecier, Alba Moscato, Lydia Fernandez, Isabelle Varescon
Being old or having alcohol use disorders are two unfavorable conditions for receiving help or optimal care. When these two conditions are associated, professionals are even less attracted to work with old alcoholics. To address this issue, from the professionnals perspective, two studies based on research interviews were crossed, one was conducted with 17 professional home caregivers and the other with 29 hospital nurses. A double analysis of the collected speech was manually performed, then computerized by the Alceste® software...
December 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969017/transition-to-parenthood-during-the-transition-to-modernity-in-jordan-new-parents-views-on-family-and-healthcare-support-systems
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Lina Mrayan, Flora Cornish, Nimesh Dhungana, Barbara Parfitt
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to explore new parents' experiences of family support during their transition to parenthood. BACKGROUND: Family support is widely considered a crucial factor in contributing toward positive outcomes for parents during transition to parenthood. However, inter-generational and socio-cultural differences among family members in understandings and practices of childcare can be a source of tension between new parents and family members...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968918/behaviours-in-avoiding-indoor-exposure-to-second-hand-smoke-among-pregnant-women-in-five-geographical-areas-of-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xianglong Xu, Yunshuang Rao, Manoj Sharma, Jeff J Guo, Yong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Second-hand smoke is a major indoor pollutant that causes serious health problems, especially for pregnant women. The 2010 Global Adult Tobacco Survey in China reported that 65·1% of non-smoking women of childbearing age were exposed to second-hand smoke at home and 52·6% were exposed in the workplace. This study aimed to probe behaviours in avoiding indoor second-hand smoke exposure induced by different intimate relationships among pregnant women in China. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 2345 pregnant women aged 18 years and older surveyed in person by investigators from June 1, to Aug 31, 2015, from 16 hospitals in five provinces of Mainland China (Chongqing, Chengdu, Zunyi, Liaocheng, and Tianjin)...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964981/aortic-root-surgery-with-circulatory-arrest-predictors-of-prolonged-postoperative-hospital-stay
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Ourania Preventza, Joseph S Coselli, Andrea Garcia, Shahab Akvan, Sarang Kashyap, Katherine H Simpson, Matt D Price, Kim I de la Cruz, Konstantinos Spiliotopoulos, Lorraine D Cornwell, Faisal G Bakaeen, Shuab Omer, Denton A Cooley
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the outcomes of aortic root operations that involve inducing hypothermic circulatory arrest for relatively extensive proximal aortic surgery. We attempted to identify predictors of postoperative hospital length of stay (LOS) and factors that affect postoperative recovery. METHODS: During 2006-2014, 247 of 265 patients (93.2%) with disease extending into the aortic arch survived aortic root operations (206 elective, 41 urgent/emergent) in which hypothermic circulatory arrest with moderate hypothermia was used...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956202/vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-neonatal-outcomes-and-united%C3%A2-states-birth%C3%A2-setting
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Ellen L Tilden, Melissa Cheyney, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Cathy Emeis, Jodi Lapidus, Frances M Biel, Jack Wiedrick, Jonathan M Snowden
BACKGROUND: Women who seek vaginal birth after cesarean delivery may find limited in-hospital options. Increasing numbers of women in the United States are delivering by vaginal birth after cesarean delivery out-of-hospital. Little is known about neonatal outcomes among those who deliver by vaginal birth after cesarean delivery in- vs out-of-hospital. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare neonatal outcomes between women who deliver via vaginal birth after cesarean delivery in-hospital vs out-of-hospital (home and freestanding birth center)...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940752/improving-guideline-based-care-of-acute-asthma-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#19
Matthew P Gray, Grant E Keeney, Michael J Grahl, Marc H Gorelick, Christopher D Spahr
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Rapid repetitive administration of short-acting β-agonists (SABA) is the most effective means of reducing acute airflow obstruction in asthma. Little evidence exists that assesses process measures (ie, timeliness) and outcomes for asthma. We used quality improvement (QI) methods to improve emergency department care in accordance with national guidelines including timely SABA administration and use of asthma severity scores. METHODS: The Model for Improvement was used and interventions were targeted at 4 key drivers: knowledge, engagement, decision support, and workflow enhancement...
November 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933489/patients-understanding-and-use-of-analgesia-for-postnatal-pain-following-hospital-discharge
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Antonia M W Wong, Syed Tabish R Zaidi
Background Postnatal pain is one of the limiting factors in the recovery of women from child birth. Despite the routine prescribing of analgesics for postnatal pain, limited research is available on the use of analgesics by the women in postnatal period. Objective To measure the utilisation and effectiveness of prescribed oral analgesics, the incidence and severity of pain, and factors associated with poor pain control on the fifth-day post-hospital discharge in postnatal women. Setting A tertiary referral women's hospital of Western Australia...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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