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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140769/addressing-maternal-health-during-cdc-s-ebola-response-in-the-united-states
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Sascha Ellington, Mirna Perez, Diane Morof, Marianne E Zotti, William Callaghan, Dana Meaney-Delman, Maleeka Glover, Quynh-Chau Ha, Denise J Jamieson
Previous outbreaks suggest that pregnant women with Ebola virus disease (EVD) are at increased risk for severe disease and death. Healthcare workers who treat pregnant women with EVD are at increased risk of body fluid exposure. Despite the absence of pregnant women with EVD in the United States, CDC activated the Maternal Health Team (MHT), a functional unit dedicated to emergency preparedness and response issues, on October 18, 2014. We describe major activities of the MHT. A high-priority MHT activity was to publish guiding principles early in the response...
November 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139110/unconditional-cash-transfers-for-reducing-poverty-and-vulnerabilities-effect-on-use-of-health-services-and-health-outcomes-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Frank Pega, Sze Yan Liu, Stefan Walter, Roman Pabayo, Ruhi Saith, Stefan K Lhachimi
BACKGROUND: Unconditional cash transfers (UCTs; provided without obligation) for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities (e.g. orphanhood, old age or HIV infection) are a type of social protection intervention that addresses a key social determinant of health (income) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The relative effectiveness of UCTs compared with conditional cash transfers (CCTs; provided so long as the recipient engages in prescribed behaviours such as using a health service or attending school) is unknown...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138956/nurses-attitudes-and-practices-towards-provision-of-survivorship-care-for-people-with-a-haematological-cancer-on-completion-of-treatment
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Raymond Javan Chan, Elise Button, Alison Thomas, Priscilla Gates, Patsy Yates
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess cancer nurses' perceptions of responsibility, confidence levels and practice in relation to survivorship care for people with a haematological malignancy on completion of treatment. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional survey was conducted. An online survey was distributed to members of two Australian professional bodies. RESULTS: A total of 310 cancer nurses participated in the study, representing a response rate of 28%...
November 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138202/development-of-a-discussion-tool-to-enable-well-being-by-providing-choices-for-people-with-dementia-a-qualitative-study-incorporating-codesign-and-participatory-action-research
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Dianne Patricia Goeman, Marissa Dickins, Steve Iliffe, Dimity Pond, Fleur O'Keefe
OBJECTIVE: To codesign a discussion tool to facilitate negotiation of risk between health professionals, people with dementia and carers. METHODS: A qualitative approach using codesign. Thematic analysis was used to analyse interviews and focus groups with people with dementia, carers, healthcare staff and healthy older people exploring the issue of risk in dementia, the acceptability and development of a discussion tool. RESULTS: Sixty-one participants identified the breadth, depth and complexity of risk in dementia care and the need for individualised solutions...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138126/promoting-secondary-analysis-of-electronic-medical-records-in-china-summary-of-the-plagh-mit-critical-data-conference-and-health-datathon
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Peiyao Li, Chen Xie, Tom Pollard, Alistair Edward William Johnson, Desen Cao, Hongjun Kang, Hong Liang, Yuezhou Zhang, Xiaoli Liu, Yong Fan, Yuan Zhang, Wanguo Xue, Lixin Xie, Leo Anthony Celi, Zhengbo Zhang
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely adopted among modern hospitals to collect and track clinical data. Secondary analysis of EHRs could complement the traditional randomized control trial (RCT) research model. However, most researchers in China lack either the technical expertise or the resources needed to utilize EHRs as a resource. In addition, a climate of cross-disciplinary collaboration to gain insights from EHRs, a crucial component of a learning healthcare system, is not prevalent. To address these issues, members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the People's Liberation Army General Hospital (PLAGH) organized the first clinical data conference and health datathon in China, which provided a platform for clinicians, statisticians, and data scientists to team up and address information gaps in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
November 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137965/a-novel-bagging-c4-5-algorithm-based-on-wrapper-feature-selection-for-supporting-wise-clinical-decision-making
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Shin-Jye Lee, Zhaozhao Xu, Tong Li, Yun Yang
From the perspective of clinical decision-making in a Medical IoT-based healthcare system, achieving effective and efficient analysis of long-term health data for supporting wise clinical decision-making is an extremely important objective, but determining how to effectively deal with the multi-dimensionality and high volume of generated data obtained from Medical IoT-based healthcare systems is an issue of increasing importance in IoT healthcare data exploration and management. A novel classifier or predicator equipped with a good feature selection function contributes effectively to classification and prediction performance...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136566/treatment-for-opioid-use-and-outcomes-in-older-adults-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anne Marie Carew, Catherine Comiskey
BACKGROUND: Historically, issues relating to problem substance use among older people have received little attention, and have only recently been recognised. METHODS: A literature review of relevant material was conducted in November 2015 to assess current outcome research among older adults treated for opioid dependence. Multiple electronic databases were searched and results were supplemented by grey literature, library and online searches, and relevant references within selected articles...
November 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136271/emergency-preparedness-training-preferences-and-perceived-barriers-to-training-among-various-healthcare-providers-and-public-health-practitioners-in-massachusetts
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John Broach, Mary-Elise Smith
INTRODUCTION: Emergency preparedness training is vital to a wide range of healthcare and public health disciplines. Although agencies may try to tailor their training efforts based on perceived need, the topics and methods of instruction may be misguided, resulting in wasted effort and poor participation in training events. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to understand in a rigorous way, the training preferences and barriers to training among practitioners in Massachusetts...
April 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136017/practices-in-security-and-confidentiality-of-hiv-aids-patients-information-a-national-survey-among-staff-at-hiv-outpatient-clinics-in-vietnam
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Nguyen Khac Hai, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Podjanee Jittamala, Phan Thi Thu Huong, Jaranit Kaewkungwal
INTRODUCTION: Breach of confidentiality or invasion of privacy from the collection and use of medical records, particularly those of patients with HIV/AIDS or other diseases sensitive to stigmatization, should be prevented by all related stakeholders in healthcare settings. The main focus of this study was to assess practices regarding security and confidentiality of HIV-related information among staff at HIV outpatient clinics (HIV-OPCs) in Vietnam. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at all 312 HIV-OPCs across the country using an online survey technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133314/decisional-needs-assessment-of-patients-with-complex-care-needs-in-primary-care-a-participatory-systematic-mixed-studies-review-protocol
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Mathieu Bujold, Pierre Pluye, France Légaré, Jeannie Haggerty, Genevieve C Gore, Reem El Sherif, Marie-Eve Poitras, Marie-Claude Beaulieu, Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Paula L Bush, Yves Couturier, Beatrice Débarges, Justin Gagnon, Anik Giguère, Roland Grad, Vera Granikov, Serge Goulet, Catherine Hudon, Bernardo Kremer, Edeltraut Kröger, Irina Kudrina, Bertrand Lebouché, Christine Loignon, Marie-Therese Lussier, Cristiano Martello, Quynh Nguyen, Rebekah Pratt, Benoit Rihoux, Ellen Rosenberg, Isabelle Samson, Nicolas Senn, David Li Tang, Masashi Tsujimoto, Isabelle Vedel, Bruno Ventelou, Michel Wensing
INTRODUCTION: Patients with complex care needs (PCCNs) often suffer from combinations of multiple chronic conditions, mental health problems, drug interactions and social vulnerability, which can lead to healthcare services overuse, underuse or misuse. Typically, PCCNs face interactional issues and unmet decisional needs regarding possible options in a cascade of interrelated decisions involving different stakeholders (themselves, their families, their caregivers, their healthcare practitioners)...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132663/-the-management-of-risks-related-to-deaths-in-geriatrics
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REVIEW
Christophe Béranger, Bouchaïb Moustache
Caregivers are inevitably exposed to the death of the people they care for as almost all deaths occur in a health or medical-social facility. This generates emotional situations which naturally impact on caregivers in their everyday work. The healthcare manager must take into account this reality in the management of risks related to the issue of death.
November 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132662/-delirium-in-a-nursing-home-a-survey-of-general-practitioners
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REVIEW
Léa Elkouby, Sophie Moulias
Delirium is all the more frequent and serious when it occurs in a nursing home. A study was carried out to assess the current practices of general practitioners in the management of delirium in a nursing home in order to identify the issues involved and to suggest areas for improvement. The doctors identified three main difficulties: the management of behavioural disorders, the conditions of practice of a private practitioner in a healthcare institution and the relations with the different caregivers of the nursing home...
November 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132445/physician-remuneration-for-remote-consults-an-overview-of-approaches-across-canada
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Kelly Stanistreet, Jenn Verma, Kirby Kirvan, Neil Drimer, Clare Liddy
While lengthy waits for medical specialists remains a persistent problem across Canada, remote consult presents a strategy to address this issue. Connecting primary healthcare providers to specialists via electronic (eConsult) or telephone consult enables care providers to deliver appropriate, speciality-informed care for their patients in the primary care setting, reducing the time spent waiting for specialists and potentially preventing unnecessary referrals to specialty care. These remote consult models are the focus of a new pan-Canadian quality improvement collaborative delivered by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with Canada Health Infoway, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada...
2017: Healthcare Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132373/understanding-malaria-treatment-seeking-preferences-within-the-public-sector-amongst-mobile-migrant-workers-in-a-malaria-elimination-scenario-a-mixed-methods-study
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Aung Ye Naung Win, Thae Maung Maung, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Rungrawee Tipmontree, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Mondha Kengganpanich, Jaranit Kaewkungwal
BACKGROUND: Migration flows and the emerging resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) create programmatic challenges to meeting the AD 2030 malaria elimination target in Myanmar. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) targeted migrant workers based mainly on the stability of their worksites (categories 1: permanent work-setting; categories 2 and 3: less stable work-settings). This study aims to assess the migration patterns, malaria treatment-seeking preferences, and challenges encountered by mobile/migrant workers at remote sites in a malaria-elimination setting...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130384/characterising-the-growth-in-palliative-care-prescribing-2011-2015-analysis-of-national-medical-and-non-medical-activity
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Lucy Ziegler, Michael I Bennett, Matt Mulvey, Tim Hamilton, Alison Blenkinsopp
BACKGROUND: The role of non-medical prescribers working in palliative care has been expanding in recent years and prescribers report improvements in patient care, patient safety, better use of health professionals' skills and more flexible team working. Despite this, there is a lack of empirical evidence to demonstrate its clinical and economic impact, limiting our understanding of the future role of non-medical prescribers within a healthcare system serving an increasing number of people with palliative care needs...
November 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130037/posttraumatic-psychiatric-disorders-and-resilience-in-healthcare-providers-following-a-disastrous-earthquake-an-interventional-study-in-taiwan
#16
Ya-Ting Ke, Hsiu-Chin Chen, Chien-Ho Lin, Wen-Fu Kuo, An-Chi Peng, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Hung-Jung Lin
Background: Posttraumatic psychiatric disorders (PTPDs) are common in disaster workers; however, their incidence and resilience in healthcare providers (HCPs) following a disastrous earthquake are still unclear. Therefore, we conducted an interventional study to clarify this issue. Methods: After a medical response to the scene of a collapsed huge building, we conducted an assessment of the HCPs using an immediate self-administered questionnaire and a follow-up questionnaire 1 month later...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128432/czech-version-of-the-patient-dignity-inventory-translation-and-validation-in-incurable-patients
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Helena Kisvetrová, David Školoudík, Libuše Danielová, Kateřina Langová, Renáta Váverková, Milena Bretšnajdrová, Yukari Yamada
CONTEXT: The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a valid, reliable screening tool to assess a range of issues that have been reported to affect the sense of dignity in patients with life-limiting conditions. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the item characteristics, factor structure, and reliability of the Czech version of the PDI (PDI-CZ) among cancer and non-cancer patients. METHODS: The PDI was translated into the Czech language following state-of-the-art criteria (a five-stage proceeding method for the translation)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127903/causes-of-ehr-projects-stalling-or-failing-a-study-of-ehr-projects-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Bakheet Aldosari
BACKGROUND: Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are designed to automatically collect, store, and retrieve patients' information from healthcare providers within an organization. They assist clinicians in deciding the future course of treatment. The primary objective of this study is to investigate the practices of Electronic Health Record (EHR) project managers regarding the causes of EHR projects getting stalled or failing in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Three focus groups were identified across three main cities of Saudi Arabia, namely Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam during the years 2013 and 2014...
November 3, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127713/prevalence-of-key-care-indicators-of-pressure-injuries-incontinence-malnutrition-and-falls-among-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes-in-new-zealand
#19
Jenny Carryer, Jan Weststrate, Polly Yeung, Vivien Rodgers, Andy Towers, Mark Jones
Pressure injuries, incontinence, malnutrition, and falls are important indicators of the quality of care in healthcare settings, particularly among older people, but there is limited information on their prevalence in New Zealand (NZ). The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of these four problems among older people in nursing home facilities. The cross-sectional study was an analysis of data collected on a single day for the 2016 National Care Indicators Programme-New Zealand (NCIP-NZ). The sample included 276 people ages 65 and older who were residents in 13 nursing home facilities in a geographically diverse area of central NZ...
November 11, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127663/poly-i-c-priming-exacerbates-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-polymicrobial-sepsis-in-mice
#20
Deepika Sharma, Ankit Malik, Nandakumar Packiriswamy, Michael D Steury, Narayanan Parameswaran
Sepsis continues to be a major healthcare issue with one of the highest mortality rates in intensive care units. Toll-like receptors are pattern recognition receptors that are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of sepsis. TLR3 is a major receptor for double-stranded RNA and is largely associated with immunity to viral infection. In this study, we examined the role of TLR3 priming in the immunopathology of sepsis using cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP) model of sepsis in mice. Mice injected with vehicle or poly(I:C) were subjected to sham or CLP surgery and various parameters of sepsis, including mortality, inflammation, and bacterial clearance were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation
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