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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674314/a-mobile-health-app-based-postnatal-educational-program-home-but-not-alone-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Shefaly Shorey, Yen Yen Yang, Cindy-Lee Dennis
BACKGROUND: The postnatal period poses numerous challenges for new parents. Various educational programs are available to support new parents during this stressful period. However, the usefulness of educational programs must be evaluated to ascertain their credibility. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this descriptive, qualitative study was to explore the views of parents of newborns with regard to the content and delivery of a mobile health (mHealth) app-based postnatal educational program...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673830/is-telehealth-effective-in-managing-malnutrition-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wolfgang Marx, Jaimon T Kelly, Megan Crichton, Dana Craven, Jorja Collins, Hannah Mackay, Elizabeth Isenring, Skye Marshall
Telehealth offers a feasible method to provide nutrition support to malnourished older adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to determine the efficacy of telehealth methods in delivering malnutrition-related interventions to community-dwelling older adults. Studies in any language were searched in five electronic databases from inception to 2nd November 2017. Quality of the evidence was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool and the GRADE approach. Nine studies were identified, with results published across 13 included publications, which had mostly low to unclear risk of bias...
May 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669527/-i-didn-t-think-you-were-allowed-that-they-didn-t-mention-that-a-qualitative-study-exploring-women-s-perceptions-of-home-birth
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Jo Naylor Smith, Beck Taylor, Karen Shaw, Alistair Hewison, Sara Kenyon
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that home birth is as safe as hospital birth for low risk multiparous women, and is associated with reduced intervention rates and increased rates of normal birth. However the home birth rate in the UK is low, and few women choose this option. The aims of this study were to identify what influences multiparous women's choice of birth place, and to explore their views of home birth. METHODS: Five focus groups were conducted with multiparous women (n = 28) attending mother and baby groups in a city in the UK with a diverse multi-ethnic population...
April 18, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669512/a-systematic-review-of-transmission-dynamic-studies-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-non-hospital-residential-facilities
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Kin On Kwok, Jonathan M Read, Arthur Tang, Hong Chen, Steven Riley, Kai Man Kam
BACKGROUND: Non-hospital residential facilities are important reservoirs for MRSA transmission. However, conclusions and public health implications drawn from the many mathematical models depicting nosocomial MRSA transmission may not be applicable to these settings. Therefore, we reviewed the MRSA transmission dynamics studies in defined non-hospital residential facilities to: (1) provide an overview of basic epidemiology which has been addressed; (2) identify future research direction; and (3) improve future model implementation...
April 18, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665522/task-shifting-midwifery-support-workers-as-the-second-health-worker-at-a-home-birth-in-the-uk-a-qualitative-study
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Beck Taylor, Catherine Henshall, Laura Goodwin, Sara Kenyon
OBJECTIVE: Traditionally two midwives attend home births in the UK. This paper explores the implementation of a new home birth care model where births to low risk women are attended by one midwife and one Midwifery Support Worker (MSW). DESIGN AND SETTING: The study setting was a dedicated home birth service provided by a large UK urban hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-three individuals over 3 years: 13 home birth midwives, 7 MSWs, 7 commissioners (plan and purchase healthcare), 9 managers, 23 community midwives, 14 hospital midwives...
March 13, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664187/exercise-interventions-and-patient-beliefs-for-people-with-hip-knee-or-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-a-mixed-methods-review
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REVIEW
Michael Hurley, Kelly Dickson, Rachel Hallett, Robert Grant, Hanan Hauari, Nicola Walsh, Claire Stansfield, Sandy Oliver
BACKGROUND: Chronic peripheral joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely prevalent and a major cause of physical dysfunction and psychosocial distress. Exercise is recommended to reduce joint pain and improve physical function, but the effect of exercise on psychosocial function (health beliefs, depression, anxiety and quality of life) in this population is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To improve our understanding of the complex inter-relationship between pain, psychosocial effects, physical function and exercise...
April 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660957/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-educational-interventions-for-children-and-adolescents-with-acquired-brain-injury
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Mark A Linden, Ann E Glang, Audrey McKinlay
BACKGROUND: Children with brain injuries face significant challenges in their recovery. One of the greatest is transitioning from hospital/home to school where they face issues such as reintegration, lack of understanding and catching up with missed work. Many children struggle with their altered circumstances and require additional supports to meet the academic demands of systems which are ill equipped to teach them. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the best available evidence for the use of educational interventions to improve academic attainment in childhood survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI)...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660573/midwifery-in-iceland-from-vocational-training-to-university-education
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Olof A Olafsdottir, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Berglind Halfdansdottir, Helga Gottfredsdottir
Midwifery education is a foundation for health professionals' competence in providing quality healthcare for the benefit of women, their families and society. This paper describes midwifery and the development of midwifery education in Iceland. It examines policy and extensive reforms, from hospital-based vocational training in midwifery to an academic university education, and the impact on the scope of midwifery practice in Iceland. The university-based programme, with its emphasis on autonomy of the midwife, seems to have affected the context of home birth and strengthened midwives' role in primary healthcare...
April 3, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655553/transitional-care-post-tavi-a-pilot-initiative-focused-on-bridging-gaps-and-improving-outcomes
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Sandra Wong, Lorraine Montoya, Bonnie Quinlan
Interventions focused on ensuring safe transitions for patients from hospital to home can assist in providing continuity of care, preventing readmissions, and reducing duplication of services. Patients undergoing a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedure are often frail, elderly, and have multiple co-morbidities. A pilot initiative evaluating transitional care strategies through telephone follow up was implemented in a tertiary centre with the aim to identify gaps and intervene, preventing re-admission and improving patient outcomes...
April 11, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652531/adult-narratives-of-the-psychosocial-impact-of-cleft-in-a-western-australian-cohort
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Wendy Nicholls, Martin Persson, Suzanne Robinson, Linda Selvey
BACKGROUND: Living with a cleft condition involves many years of multidisciplinary therapy, treatment, and surgical intervention. This complex process may have both physical and psychosocial long-term impacts. There is limited evidence of the psychosocial impact of cleft on individuals in Australia. AIM: To obtain an understanding of the adult patient perception of having a cleft and explore the impact of the condition on their lives. DESIGN: Qualitative methodologies at one case study site in Western Australia...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650878/-balance-in-disaster-preparedness-between-public-self-and-mutual-help-for-home-cared-individuals
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Kiyomi Hata, Masao Hata
At present, when it is predicted that large-scale disasters may occur, repletion and reinforcement of disaster preparedness are required. For disaster preparedness, a balance between public, self-, and mutual help is important. However, designated hospitals and their support systems were placed importance in medical care during disasters, and preparedness in regard to home care has not been discussed sufficiently. The purpose of this study is to clarify preparations that home-visit nursing stations may implement, states of support for self-help of cared persons and their families and mutual help such as of communities, in home-visit nursing stations in the areas where large-scale damages by Tokyo Inland Earthquake and Nankai Trough Earthquake are assumed...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650874/-findings-from-actual-situation-of-cooperation-between-discharge-nurses-and-home-visiting-nurses-from-shifting-to-home-care-through-terminal-phase-in-terminal-cancer-patients
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Satomi Konno, Hamae Nagai
We conducted questionnaire surveys focusing on the"actual situation of cooperation between discharge nurses and homevisiting nurses etc. from transition to home-care through the terminal phase in terminal cancer patients."As a result,discharge nurses were employed at acute-stage hospitals to practice discharge adjustment. Medical staff in home care and home care workers continuously supported the patients and their families in managing difficulties such as changes in pathological conditions and care-related anxiety after the patient was discharged...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650872/-examination-of-patients-that-died-within-48-hours-after-urgent-hospitalization
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Kazuhiro Kawada, Ryota Yanaizumi, Osamu Takahashi
We offer inpatient support for end-stage cancer patients, not only in palliative care units, but also in general medical and long-term care units. We also provide outpatient palliative care and offer emergent backup for the regional home care clinics. From January 2014 to December 2016, 1,832 patients were hospitalized, and among them, 983 patients visited our hospital on an emergency basis. Among the urgent hospitalized patients, 378 patients returned home after adequate palliative care. But 605 patients had to stay admitted in the hospital until their time of death...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650868/-present-status-and-problems-of-management-and-guidance-for-visiting-pharmacy-service-to-in-home-patients-by-hospital-pharmacists
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Masumi Nakamura, Yoshie Kishita, Miyako Asada, Megumi Otsuka, Sachiko Takeshita, Norihisa Hama, Seigo Hayashi, Tomoki Ito, Masayuki Nishio, Masaki Nakamura
We conducted a survey of the background of 41 patients who received management and guidance from an in-home visiting pharmacy service and of the contents of support by the pharmacist, using patients' medical records from May 2016 to March 2017. Support comprised delivery of medicine to alleviate a burden to caregiver, suggesting medication, adjusting remaining medicines, and providing support during hospitalization. Out of 285 visits, there were 32 visits for which a medical fee could not be claimed. The main reasons for this were delivery of medicine on the day of visiting medical care, management of prescribed medicine at home, and delivery of temporal medicines...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650833/-a-case-of-local-recurrence-of-descending-colon-cancer-with-ileus-obstruction-and-lung-liver-and-brain-metastasis
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Ryouichi Tomita, Shigeru Fujisaki, Kenichi Sakurai, Takeo Azuhata, Yuko Takamoto
We report a 50-year-old man with local recurrence of descending colon cancer with ileus obstruction and brain metastasis, 2 years 6 months after initial resection due to perforation of descending colon cancer(Hartmann procedure, D2 lymph node resection, Stage II, tub2). He complained of left upper abdominal pain and abdominal fullness. He also complained of paresis of the right upper extremity and of experiencing convulsions 1 month before admission. He was diagnosed with local recurrence of descending colon cancer, based on findings of contrast radiography and the presence of colonic fiber...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643055/findings-of-the-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-sitting-and-exacerbations-trial-copd-seat-in-reducing-sedentary-time-using-wearable-and-mobile-technologies-with-educational-support-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Mark W Orme, Amie E Weedon, Paula M Saukko, Dale W Esliger, Mike D Morgan, Michael C Steiner, John W Downey, Lauren B Sherar, Sally J Singh
BACKGROUND: Targeting sedentary time post exacerbation may be more relevant than targeting structured exercise for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Focusing interventions on sitting less and moving more after an exacerbation may act as a stepping stone to increase uptake to pulmonary rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to conduct a randomized trial examining trial feasibility and the acceptability of an education and self-monitoring intervention using wearable technology to reduce sedentary behavior for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to hospital for an acute exacerbation...
April 11, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642755/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmic-storm-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-catheter-ablation-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Nihat Firat Sipahi, Arash Mehdiani, Diyar Saeed, Udo Boeken, Hisaki Makimoto, Artur Lichtenberg, Hannan Dalyanoglu
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular arrhythmias are common in patients with advanced heart failure, which may also persist after sufficient intensive therapy for heart failure even with a left ventricular assist device. Although most ventricular arrhythmias have no hemodynamic relevance during left ventricular assist device support, some patients suffer from right ventricular decompensation due to ventricular arrhythmias resulting in severe hemodynamic deterioration and poor clinical outcomes. METHODS: We describe herein an left ventricular assist device patient with refractory ventricular arrhythmic storm early after left ventricular assist device implantation...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623632/out-of-pocket-expenditures-indirect-costs-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-thailand
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Pimwara Tanvejsilp, Mark Loeb, Jonathan Dushoff, Feng Xie
BACKGROUND: Thailand's hospitals may adopt different supervision approaches to improve tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures, indirect costs, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among TB patients who received pharmaceutical care (pharmacist-led patient education and telephone consultation), home visit, and self-administered therapy (SAT) in Thailand. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to collect OOP expenditures, indirect costs, and HRQoL from a subsample of 104 adult pulmonary TB patients who started treatment between January and May 2014 in three hospitals...
September 13, 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622493/hip-fracture-does-not-belong-in-the-elective-arthroplasty-bundle-presentation-outcomes-and-service-utilization-differ-in-fracture-arthroplasty-care
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William C Schroer, Paul J Diesfeld, Angela R LeMarr, Diane J Morton, Mary E Reedy
BACKGROUND: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reimbursement is the same for hip arthroplasty performed electively for arthritis and urgently for femoral neck fracture. METHODS: An analytic report of hip arthroplasty for a 5-hospital network identified 2362 cases performed from January 2014 to May 2016. Resource utilization was determined using 90-day charges. RESULTS: The fracture population (623 hips) was older (P < .01), had more medical comorbidities (28...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606357/who-where-and-why-are-patients-lost-to-follow-up-a-20-year-study-of-bladder-exstrophy-patients-at-a-single-institution
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Emily Haddad, Ahmet Ali Sancaktutar, Blake W Palmer, Christopher Aston, Bradley P Kropp
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with bladder and cloacal exstrophy are at increased risk for kidney disease, renal failure, and bladder complications. Given the social implications and sensitive nature of the disease, these patients are also at risk for psychosocial problems. Lack of regular medical follow-up visits may pose serious risks to their long-term health status. The aim of this study is determine what factors place an affected individual at risk for limited long term follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified all patients with bladder or cloacal exstrophy seen by the pediatric urology department at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) between January 1996 and August 2016...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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