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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040608/risk-factors-for-resistance-and-mdr-in-community-urine-isolates-population-level-analysis-using-the-nhs-scotland-infection-intelligence-platform
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William Malcolm, Eilidh Fletcher, Kimberley Kavanagh, Ashutosh Deshpande, Camilla Wiuff, Charis Marwick, Marion Bennie
Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. Antibiotic treatment is usually empirical, with the risk of under-treatment of resistant infections. Objectives: To characterize risk factors for antibiotic-resistant community urine isolates using routine record-linked health data. Methods: Within the NHS Scotland Infection Intelligence Platform, national surveillance patient-level data on community urine isolates (January 2012-June 2015) were linked to hospital activity and community prescribing data...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036856/informal-care-employment-and-quality-of-life-barriers-and-facilitators-to-combining-informal-care-and-work-participation-for-healthcare-professionals
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Eveline Heitink, Yvonne Heerkens, Josephine Engels
BACKGROUND: In The Netherlands, one out of six Dutch employees has informal care tasks; in the hospital and healthcare sector, this ratio is one out of four workers. Informal carers experience problems with the combination of work and informal care. In particular, they have problems with the burden of responsibility, a lack of independence and their health. These problems can reveal themselves in a variety of mental and physical symptoms that can result in absenteeism, reduction or loss of (work) participation, reduction of income, and even social isolation...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035672/overview-of-home-parenteral-nutrition-an-update
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Donald F Kirby, Mandy L Corrigan, Eileen Hendrickson, D Marie Emery
The trend in modern medicine is to transition care from the hospital to home or other nonacute settings as soon as possible. Increasingly, nutrition support professionals are being asked to help facilitate discharge and/or manage patients who require prolonged intravenous fluid and/or nutrition after having been stabilized during a hospitalization. This updated tutorial reviews many of the concepts and challenges that must be considered for successful care that helps to focus on the patients and their quality of life...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032007/the-effect-of-sevoflurane-compared-to-propofol-maintenance-on-post-surgical-quality-of-recovery-in-patients-undergoing-an-ambulatory-gynecological-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-clinical-trial
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Gildasio S De Oliveira, Jane Bialek, Meghan E Rodes, Mark C Kendall, Robert J McCarthy
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the current investigation was to evaluate the effect of propofol used as anesthetic maintenance compared to sevoflurane on global post-surgical quality of recovery in female patients undergoing ambulatory gynecological surgery. DESIGN: The study was a prospective randomized double blinded, controlled, clinical trial. INTERVENTIONS: Healthy female subjects were randomized to receive propofol or sevoflurane as anesthetic maintenance...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027297/factors-associated-with-ambulatory-care-sensitive-emergency-department-visits-for-south-carolina-medicaid-members-with-intellectual-disability
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S McDermott, J Royer, J R Mann, B S Armour
INTRODUCTION: Ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSCs) can be seen as failure of access or management in primary care settings. Identifying factors associated with ACSCs for individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ID) provide insight into potential interventions. METHOD: To assess the association between emergency department (ED) ACSC visits and a number of demographic and health characteristics of South Carolina Medicaid members with ID. A retrospective cohort of adults with ID was followed from 2001 to 2011...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019952/socioeconomic-differences-and-trends-in-the-place-of-death-among-elderly-people-in-china
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Jiaoli Cai, Hongzhong Zhao, Peter C Coyte
China is facing a dramatic aging of its population. Little is known about the factors that influence the place of death and the trends in the place of death for elderly people in China. The purposes of this study were: (1) to examine the impact of the socioeconomic status (SES) on place of death for elderly Chinese residents; and (2) to assess temporal trends in the place of death over the last 15 years. Data were derived from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) (1998-2012). Place-of-death as an outcome was dichotomized into either death at home or death outside the home...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017479/psychosocial-benefits-of-workplace-physical-exercise-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Mikkel Brandt, Lars L Andersen
BACKGROUND: While benefits of workplace physical exercise on physical health is well known, little is known about the psychosocial effects of such initiatives. This study evaluates the effect of workplace versus home-based physical exercise on psychosocial factors among healthcare workers. METHODS: A total of 200 female healthcare workers (Age: 42.0, BMI: 24.1) from 18 departments at three hospitals were cluster-randomized to 10 weeks of: 1) home-based physical exercise (HOME) performed alone during leisure time for 10 min 5 days per week or 2) workplace physical exercise (WORK) performed in groups during working hours for 10 min 5 days per week and up to 5 group-based coaching sessions on motivation for regular physical exercise...
October 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017018/what-is-the-impact-of-population-ageing-on-the-future-provision-of-end-of-life-care-population-based-projections-of-place-of-death
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Anna E Bone, Barbara Gomes, Simon N Etkind, Julia Verne, Fliss Em Murtagh, Catherine J Evans, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: Population ageing represents a global challenge for future end-of-life care. Given new trends in place of death, it is vital to examine where the rising number of deaths will occur in future years and implications for health and social care. AIM: To project where people will die from 2015 to 2040 across all care settings in England and Wales. DESIGN: Population-based trend analysis and projections using simple linear modelling...
October 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994634/the-eu-project-united4health-results-and-experiences-from-automatic-health-status-assessment-in-a-norwegian-telemedicine-trial-system
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Martin Gerdes, Frode Gallefoss, Rune Werner Fensli
Introduction Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease require help in daily life situations to increase their individual perception of security, especially under worsened medical conditions. Unnecessary hospital (re-)admissions and home visits by doctors or nurses shall be avoided. This study evaluates the results from a two-year telemedicine field trial for automatic health status assessment based on remote monitoring and analysis of a long time series of vital signs data from patients at home over periods of weeks or months...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993488/support-needs-and-experiences-of-family-members-of-wounded-injured-or-sick-uk-service-personnel
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Anna Verey, M Keeling, G Thandi, S Stevelink, N Fear
INTRODUCTION: When a service person has been wounded, injured or sick (WIS), family members may provide care during their recovery in an unpaid capacity. This may occur in diverse environments including hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation centres, in the community and at home. METHOD: Thirty-seven family members of WIS personnel were interviewed regarding their support needs, family relationships and use of UK support services. Semistructured, in-depth telephone interviews were used, with data analysis undertaken using a thematic approach...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988066/trauma-patient-discharge-and-care-transition-experiences-identifying-opportunities-for-quality-improvement-in-trauma-centres
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Lesley Gotlib Conn, Ashley Zwaiman, Tracey DasGupta, Brigette Hales, Aaron Watamaniuk, Avery B Nathens
BACKGROUND: Challenges delivering quality care are especially salient during hospital discharge and care transitions. Severely injured patients discharged from a trauma centre will go either home, to rehabilitation or another acute care hospital with complex management needs. This purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of trauma patients and families treated in a regional academic trauma centre to better understand and improve their discharge and care transition experiences...
September 28, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986001/a-bioprosthetic-total-artificial-heart-for-end-stage-heart-failure-results-from-a-pilot-study
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Christian Latrémouille, Alain Carpentier, Pascal Leprince, Jean-Christian Roussel, Bernard Cholley, Elodie Boissier, Eric Epailly, Antoine Capel, Piet Jansen, David M Smadja
BACKGROUND: The electro-hydraulically actuated Carmat total artificial heart (C-TAH) is designed to replace the heart in patients with end-stage heart failure, either as bridge to transplant or destination therapy. It provides pulsatile flow and contains bio-prosthetic blood contacting materials. A clinical feasibility study was conducted to evaluate the C-TAH safety and performance. METHODS: Hospitalized patients, at imminent risk of death from irreversible biventricular failure despite optimal medical management, and not eligible for transplant or eligible but on extracorporeal life support, were enrolled...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978301/dying-comfortably-in-very-old-age-with-or-without-dementia-in-different-care-settings-a-representative-older-old-population-study
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Jane Fleming, Rowan Calloway, Anouk Perrels, Morag Farquhar, Stephen Barclay, Carol Brayne
BACKGROUND: Comfort is frequently ranked important for a good death. Although rising numbers of people are dying in very old age, many with dementia, little is known about symptom control for "older old" people or whether care in different settings enables them to die comfortably. This study aims to examine, in a population-representative sample, associations between factors potentially related to reported comfort during very old people's final illness: physical and cognitive disability, place of care and transitions in their final illness, and place of death...
October 5, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975005/safety-of-intraventricular-rt-pa-for-pan-ventricular-ivh-caused-by-a-ruptured-avm-a-case-report
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Sushrut Dharmadhikari, Ashutosh Mahapatra, Anita Tipirneni, Dileep Yavagal, Amer M Malik
Intraventricular recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IVT rt-PA) has improved outcomes for intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Patients with suspected or untreated arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) have been excluded from clinical trials. We present a patient with IVH secondary to a ruptured AVM safely treated with IVT rt-PA. A 48-year-old Hispanic male with a history of dermatomyositis presented to the emergency department with sudden left-sided weakness. En route to computed tomography (CT), he became lethargic...
October 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973344/effect-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-on-survival-without-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Shabih U Hasan, Jim Potenziano, Girija G Konduri, Jose A Perez, Krisa P Van Meurs, M Whit Walker, Bradley A Yoder
Importance: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) occurs in approximately 40% of infants born at younger than 30 weeks' gestation and is associated with adverse pulmonary and neurodevelopmental outcomes. Objective: To test whether administration of inhaled nitric oxide to preterm infants requiring positive pressure respiratory support on postnatal days 5 to 14 improves the rate of survival without BPD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This intent-to-treat study was a randomized clinical trial performed at 33 US and Canadian neonatal intensive care units...
September 25, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970745/case-management-for-patients-with-complex-multimorbidity-development-and-validation-of-a-coordinated-intervention-between-primary-and-hospital-care
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Salvador Tortajada, María Soledad Giménez-Campos, Julia Villar-López, Raquel Faubel-Cava, Lucas Donat-Castelló, Bernardo Valdivieso-Martínez, Elisa Soriano-Melchor, Amparo Bahamontes-Mulió, Juan M García-Gómez
In the past few years, healthcare systems have been facing a growing demand related to the high prevalence of chronic diseases. Case management programs have emerged as an integrated care approach for the management of chronic disease. Nevertheless, there is little scientific evidence on the impact of using a case management program for patients with complex multimorbidity regarding hospital resource utilisation. We evaluated an integrated case management intervention set up by community-based care at outpatient clinics with nurse case managers from a telemedicine unit...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968235/predictors-of-discharge-destinations-and-three-month-evolution-of-patients-initially-hospitalized-in-a-cognitive-behavioral-unit
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Elodie Pongan, Jean-Michel Dorey, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, Denis Federico, Claire Sellier, Nicolas Auguste, Florence Fabre, Bernard Laurent, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Isabelle Rouch
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that a third of patients living at home entered an institution after hospitalization in Cognitive and Behavioral Units (CBUs). OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to identify predictors of discharge destination for these patients. The secondary objective was to estimate whether institutionalization can have an impact on a patient's long-term prognosis. METHODS: The study population was selected from the EVITAL study and included 140 participants living at home before hospitalization in CBUs...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967584/telemedicine-for-facio-scapulo-humeral-muscular-dystrophy-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-improve-quality-of-life-and-reduce-hospitalization-rate
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Simona Portaro, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Placido Bramanti, Giuseppe Silvestri, Michele Torrisi, Valeria Conti-Nibali, Santina Caliri, Christian Lunetta, Bernardo Alagna, Antonino Naro, Alessia Bramanti
BACKGROUND: Facio-Scapulo-Humeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by a variable and asymmetric involvement of facial, trunk, upper and lower extremity muscles. Although respiratory weakness is a relatively unknown feature of FSHD, it is not rare. Telemedicine has been used in a variety of health care fields, but only recently, with the advent of sophisticated technology, its interest among health professionals became evident, even in such diseases...
September 21, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964298/implementation-of-a-perioperative-surgical-home-protocol-for-pediatric-patients-presenting-for-adenoidectomy
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Vidya T Raman, Dmitry Tumin, Joshua Uffman, Arlyne K Thung, Candice Burrier, Kris R Jatana, Charles Elmaraghy, Joseph D Tobias
INTRODUCTION: The perioperative surgical home (PSH) is a patient-centered model designed to improve health, streamline the delivery of health care, and reduce the cost of care. Following the national introduction of PSH in 2014 by the ASA, adult hospitals have reported success with this model, with studies validating the benefits of PSH including reducing length of stay, lowering costs, and improving patient satisfaction. METHODS: Eligible patients, ranging in age from 16-35 months of age, were identified by the pre-admission testing (PAT) registered nurses (RNs) and faculty anesthesiologists upon review of the patient history...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962608/benefits-of-home-based-multidisciplinary-exercise-and-supportive-care-in-inoperable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-protocol-for-a-phase-ii-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lara Edbrooke, Sanchia Aranda, Catherine L Granger, Christine F McDonald, Mei Krishnasamy, Linda Mileshkin, Louis Irving, Sabine Braat, Ross A Clark, Ian Gordon, Linda Denehy
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, and is a leading cause of cancer mortality world-wide. Due to lack of early specific symptoms, the majority of patients present with advanced, inoperable disease and five-year relative survival across all stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is 14%. People with lung cancer also report higher levels of symptom distress than those with other forms of cancer. Several benefits for survival and patient reported outcomes are reported from physical activity and exercise in other tumour groups...
September 29, 2017: BMC Cancer
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