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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822778/diabetes-care-program-of-nova-scotia-celebrating-25-years-of-improving-diabetes-care-in-nova-scotia
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Jennifer I Payne, Margaret J Dunbar, Pamela Talbot, Meng H Tan
The Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia (DCPNS)'s mission is "to improve, through leadership and partnerships, the health of Nova Scotians living with, affected by, or at risk of developing diabetes." Working together with local, provincial and national partners, the DCPNS has improved and standardized diabetes care in Nova Scotia over the past 25 years by developing and deploying a resourceful and collaborative program model. This article describes the model and highlights its key achievements. With balanced representation from frontline providers through to senior decision makers in health care, the DCPNS works across the age continuum, supporting the implementation of national clinical practice guidelines and, when necessary, developing provincial guidelines to meet local needs...
August 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820788/community-health-workers-and-the-management-of-noncommunicable-diseases-among-rural-health-clinics-in-limpopo-province-south-africa-a-pilot-study
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Aubrey L Doede, Taylor E Allen, JaʼLynn S Gray, Austin G Herbst, Madala C Hlungwani, Nditsheni J Ramakuela, Alice X Xie, Cathy L Campbell
South Africa's rise in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and health care provider shortages has generated the need for community health workers (CHWs) in rural areas. However, roles and interactions with clinic staff are not well understood. Interviews with health care workers at community clinics in Limpopo Province revealed common themes, including resource scarcity, clinic-patient partnerships, management of NCDs, and collaboration between professionals. The data did not support CHW-physician interactions, necessitating further research to describe these practices and to evaluate CHWs' impact on patient outcomes...
October 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803076/palliative-care-in-vietnam-long-term-partnerships-yield-increasing-access
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Eric L Krakauer, Dang Huy Quoc Thinh, Quach Thanh Khanh, Hoang Thi Mong Huyen, Tran Diep Tuan, Than Ha Ngoc The, Do Duy Cuong, Tran Van Thuan, Nguyen Phi Yen, Pham Van Anh, Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham, Kathleen P Doyle, Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Luong Ngoc Khue
Palliative care began in Vietnam in 2001, but steady growth in palliative care services and education commenced several years later when partnerships for ongoing training and technical assistance by committed experts were created with the Ministry of Health (MoH), major public hospitals, and medical universities. An empirical analysis of palliative care need by the MoH in 2006 was followed by national palliative care clinical guidelines, initiation of clinical training for physicians and nurses, and revision of opioid prescribing regulations...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796559/improvements-in-patient-and-health-system-outcomes-using-an-integrated-oncology-and-palliative-medicine-approach-on-a-solid-tumor-inpatient-service
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Richard F Riedel, Kim Slusser, Steve Power, Christopher A Jones, Thomas W LeBlanc, Arif H Kamal, Devi Desai, Deborah Allen, Yinxi Yu, Steven Wolf, Anthony N Galanos
PURPOSE: Early palliative care (PC) improves outcomes for outpatients with advanced cancer. Its effect on hospitalized patients with cancer is unknown. Herein, we report on the influence of a novel, fully integrated inpatient medical oncology and PC partnership at a tertiary medical center during its first year of implementation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, longitudinal, pre- and postintervention cohort study at Duke University Hospital. Pre- and postintervention cohorts were defined as all patients admitted to the solid tumor inpatient service from September 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, and September 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, respectively...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794620/spreading-improvements-for-advanced-copd-care-through-a-canadian-collaborative
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Graeme M Rocker, Claudia Amar, Wendy L Laframboise, Jane Burns, Jennifer Y Verma
BACKGROUND: A year-long pan-Canadian quality improvement collaborative (QIC) led by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) supported the spread of the successful Halifax, Nova Scotia-based INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™ to 19 teams in the 10 Canadian provinces. We describe QIC results, addressing two main questions: 1) Can the results of the Nova Scotia INSPIRED model be replicated elsewhere in Canada? 2) How did the teams implement and evaluate their versions of the INSPIRED program? METHODS: Collaborative faculty selected measures that were evidence-based, relatively simple to collect, and relevant to local context...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791282/the-global-health-service-partnership-an-academic-clinical-partnership-to-build-nursing-and-medical-capacity-in-africa
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Eileen M Stuart-Shor, Elizabeth Cunningham, Laura Foradori, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Martha Makwero, Jill Smith, Jane Kasozi, Esther M Johnston, Aliasgar Khaki, Elisa Vandervort, Fabiola Moshi, Vanessa B Kerry
The World Health Organization estimates a global deficit of about 12.9 million skilled health professionals (midwives, nurses, and physicians) by 2035. These shortages limit the ability of countries, particularly resource-constrained countries, to deliver basic health care, to respond to emerging and more complex needs, and to teach, graduate, and retain their future health professionals-a vicious cycle that is perpetuated and has profound implications for health security. The Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) is a unique collaboration between the Peace Corps, President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Seed and host-country institutions, which aims to strengthen the breadth and quality of medical and nursing education and care delivery in places with dire shortages of health professionals...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790490/expanding-the-health-care-pipeline-through-innovation-the-mcw-model
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John R Raymond, Cheryl A Maurana, Joseph E Kerschner
In 2016, the Association of American Medical Colleges projected a physician shortage in the United States of approximately 90,000; in the same year, the Wisconsin Hospital Association projected a shortage of 2,000 physicians in Wisconsin. The Medical College of Wisconsin has begun to address these shortages in three ways: 1) creation of immersive regional medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, in partnership with rural serving health systems; 2) creation of rural-based psychiatry and family medicine residency programs in Green Bay and central Wisconsin; and 3) expansion of the scope of practice of pharmacists through creation of a new School of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771646/assessing-disaster-preparedness-among-select-children-s-summer-camps-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Megan Chang, Alan Sielaff, Stuart Bradin, Kevin Walker, Michael Ambrose, Andrew Hashikawa
OBJECTIVE: Children's summer camps are at risk for multiple pediatric casualties during a disaster. The degree to which summer camps have instituted disaster preparedness is unknown. We assessed disaster preparedness among selected camps nationally for a range of disasters. METHODS: We partnered with a national, web-based electronic health records system to send camp leadership of 315 camp organizations a 14-question online survey of disaster preparedness. One response from each camp was selected in the following order of importance: owner, director, physician, nurse, medical technician, office staff, and other...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766126/partnering-with-psychiatry-to-close-the-education-gap-an-approach-to-the-addiction-epidemic
#9
Jeanette M Tetrault, Ismene L Petrakis
Addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., yet the workforce prepared to care for this population is woefully inadequate. Of the 23 million Americans suffering from addiction, only 11% receive treatment, creating a substantial treatment gap. There have been calls to improve addiction education at all levels of training in order to prepare medical providers with the skills to identify patients with substance use, briefly treat if indicated, and/or refer more complex cases to specialty care. These calls have been put forth to address the education gap, wherein physicians in training are exposed to numerous patients who are suffering from addiction but have few curricular hours dedicated to the identification and management of this population...
August 1, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763072/-diagn%C3%A3-stico-tard%C3%A3-o-de-psoriasis-motivos-y-consecuencias
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José Carlos Quiroz-Vergara, Martha Alejandra Morales-Sánchez, Gonzalo Castillo-Rojas, Yolanda López-Vidal, María Luisa Peralta-Pedrero, Fermín Jurado-Santa Cruz, Samuel Ponce de León-Rosales
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease that may be associated with articular manifestations, and the most common clinical presentation is the variety "in plaques". In Mexico, in the Centro Dermatológico Pascua, it is the eighth leading cause of consultation. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic process of patients in a reference center for diseases of the skin. METHODS: Performing an analytical cross-sectional study that included 100 patients where the diagnostic process was questioned, clinimetric scales were applied and evaluated anthropometric...
May 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759819/polymer-coating-embolism-from-intravascular-medical-devices-a-clinical-literature-review
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REVIEW
Amitabh M Chopra, Monik Mehta, Jean Bismuth, Maksim Shapiro, Michael C Fishbein, Alina G Bridges, Harry V Vinters
Over the past three decades, lubricious (hydrophobic and/or hydrophilic) polymer-coated devices have been increasingly adopted by interventional physicians and vascular surgeons to access and treat a wider range of clinical presentations. Recent clinical literature highlights the presence of polymer coating emboli within the anatomy - a result of coating separation from an intravascular device - and associates it with a range of adverse clinical sequelae. The 2015 U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety communication titled "Lubricious Coating Separation from Intravascular Medical Devices" acknowledges these concerns and concludes that it will work with stakeholders to develop nonclinical test methodologies, establish performance criteria, and identify gaps in current national and international device standards for coating integrity performance...
June 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757176/-occupational-sedentary-behaviors-and-physical-activity-at-work
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Frédéric Dutheil, Jean Ferrières, Yolande Esquirol
Sedentary behaviors are a leading cause of preventable mortality in developed countries. We mainly have sedentary behaviors at work. Sedentary behaviors must be considered as an occupational risk, and therefore must be a major concern for managers and physicians/health researchers. Recreational physical activity only partly compensates for the negative effects of physical inactivity at work. Physical activity at work without excess (walking, standing) is beneficial. Initiatives to reduce physical inactivity and increase physical activity among employees are effective in terms of mental health, physical health, and productivity...
July 27, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751283/clinical-pathologists-and-physician-in-france-which-partnership-and-which-future
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Lionel Barrand, Xavier Delabranche
Medical biology is a major area of medical specialization in French health care system. It is going through massive changes in public as in private sector since the 2010 Ballereau edict with the merging of laboratories and new quality standards based on accreditation. We have suggested that physicians had a negative feeling about the restructuring of medical biology in recent years. An electronic questionnaire has been sent to physicians so as to find out what they thought about the evolution of medical biology and to get suggestions to improve the taking care of the patient...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716613/a-novel-use-of-peer-coaching-to-teach-primary-palliative-care-skills-coaching-consultation
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Juliet Jacobsen, Corrine Alexander-Cole, Bethany-Rose Daubman, Dejani Banerji, Joe Greer, Karen o'Brien, Kathleen Doyle, Vicki Jackson
BACKGROUND: We aim to address palliative care workforce shortages by teaching clinicians how to provide primary palliative care through peer coaching. INTERVENTION: We offered peer coaching to internal medicine residents and hospitalists (attendings, nurse practioners, and physician assistants). MEASUREMENTS: An audit of peer coaching encounters and coachee feedback to better understand the applicability of peer coaching in the inpatient setting to teach primary palliative care...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706009/perceptions-of-cancer-care-and-clinical-trials-in-the-black-community-implications-for-care-coordination-between-oncology-and-primary-care-teams
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Linda Sprague Martinez, Elmer R Freeman, Karen M Winkfield
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to ameliorate disparities in cancer care and clinical trials, barriers persist. As part of a multiphase community-engaged assessment, an exploratory community-engaged research partnership, forged between an academic hospital and a community-based organization, set out to explore perceptions of cancer care and cancer clinical trials by black Bostonians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Key informant interviews with health care providers and patient advocates in community health centers (CHCs), organizers from grassroots coalitions focused on cancer, informed the development of a focus group protocol...
July 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700266/resources-for-the-provision-of-nutrition-support-to-children-in-educational-environments
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Mandy L Corrigan, Shirley Huang, Ann Weaver, David Keeler, Katina Rahe, Jane Balint, Michelle Marti, Brandis Goodman, Traci Nagy, Victoria DeLano, Betty Bond
The use of nutrition support outside of institutional settings has contributed to maintaining the health, well-being, and nutrition status of many medically complex children. As these children grow and enter educational settings, there is a need for awareness of the care that these children require for nutrition support therapy. This document is designed to raise awareness to these needs, provide best practice educational resources for those involved in the supervision or provision of nutrition support to children in an educational environment, and promote safe and effective care...
July 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621247/-aria-2016-executive-summary-integrated-care-pathways-for-predictive-medicine-across-the-life-cycle
#17
Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Ömer Kalaycı, Cemal Cingi, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Ali Fuat Kalyoncu, Iogana Agache, Claus Bachert, Anna Bedbrook, George Walter Canonica, Thomas Casale, Alvaro Cruz, Wytsk Ej Fokkens, Peter Hellings, Boleslaw Samolinski, Jean Bousquet
The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative commenced during a World Health Organization (WHO) workshop in 1999. The initial goals were (i) to propose a new allergic rhinitis classification, (ii) to promote the concept of multi-morbidity in asthma and rhinitis and (iii) to develop guidelines with all stakeholders for global use in all countries and populations. ARIA- disseminated and implemented in over 70 countries globally- is now focusing on the implementation of emerging technologies for individualized and predictive medicine...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612044/health-care-merged-with-senior-housing-description-and-evaluation-of-a-successful-program
#18
Theresa Teta Barry
Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors. The program provides on-site, primary care visits by a physician and a nurse in addition to intensive social services to residents in an affordable senior housing apartment building located in Pennsylvania. Per Donabedian's "Structure-Process-Outcome" model, the program demonstrated positive health care outcomes for its participants via a prescribed structure. To provide guidance for replication in similar settings, we qualitatively evaluated the processes by which successful outcomes were obtained...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593172/allied-health-professional-support-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-survey-from-the-canadian-children-inflammatory-bowel-disease-network-a-joint-partnership-of-cihr-and-the-ch-i-l-d-foundation
#19
Wael El-Matary, Eric I Benchimol, David Mack, Hien Q Huynh, Jeff Critch, Anthony Otley, Colette Deslandres, Kevan Jacobson, Jennifer deBruyn, Matthew W Carroll, Eytan Wine, Johan Van Limbergen, Mary Sherlock, Kevin Bax, Sally Lawrence, Ernest Seidman, Robert Issenman, Thomas D Walters, Peter Church, Anne M Griffiths
OBJECTIVES: The current number of healthcare providers (HCP) caring for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) across Canadian tertiary-care centres is underinvestigated. The aim of this survey was to assess the number of healthcare providers (HCP) in ambulatory pediatric IBD care across Canadian tertiary-care centres. METHODS: Using a self-administered questionnaire, we examined available resources in academic pediatric centres within the Canadian Children IBD Network...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588960/perspectives-of-host-faculty-and-trainees-on-international-visiting-faculty-to-paediatric-academic-departments-in-east-africa
#20
Christiana M Russ, Lakshmi Ganapathi, Diana Marangu, Melanie Silverman, Edward Kija, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Ahmed Laving
BACKGROUND: Investments in faculty exchanges to build physician workforce capacity are increasing. Little attention has been paid to the expectations of host institution faculty and trainees. This prospective qualitative research study explored faculty and resident perspectives about guest faculty in paediatric departments in East Africa, asking (1) What are the benefits and challenges of hosting guest faculty, (2) What factors influence the effectiveness of faculty visits and (3) How do host institutions prepare for faculty visits? METHODS: We recruited 36 faculty members and residents from among four paediatric departments in East Africa to participate in semistructured interviews which were audio recorded and transcribed...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
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