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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036846/perceptions-of-sexuality-in-individuals-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-and-their-treating-clinicians
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Mona Shahbazi, Shara Holzberg, Saeyoan Thirunavukkarasu, Gioia Ciani
INTRODUCTION: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) may not affect an individual's sexual function directly, but it can indirectly impact their sexual activity. Sexual partners often become caregivers, diminishing sexuality within a relationship. This can result in decline of quality of life. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to explore the perspectives of individuals with ALS and their treating clinicians regarding the importance of sexuality in rehabilitation within a multidisciplinary ALS center...
October 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036530/what-does-quality-maternity-care-mean-in-a-context-of-medical-pluralism-perspectives-of-women-in-nigeria
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Chimaraoke O Izugbara, Frederick Wekesah
User priorities regarding quality care in contexts of medical pluralism are poorly documented. Drawing on group and individual interviews with women, we interrogate ideas of quality maternity care in the context of Nigeria's medical pluralism. We found complex utilization patterns for conventional, complementary and alternative maternity care services as well as ideas of quality maternity care that stress effective coordination and integration of different typologies of maternity health services; socially sensitive and truthful providers; and socioeconomic, physical and parochial forms of safety...
October 5, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036503/implementing-electronic-health-records-ehrs-health-care-provider-perceptions-before-and-after-transition-from-a-local-basic-ehr-to-a-commercial-comprehensive-ehr
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Marie Krousel-Wood, Allison B McCoy, Chad Ahia, Elizabeth W Holt, Donnalee N Trapani, Qingyang Luo, Eboni G Price-Haywood, Eric J Thomas, Dean F Sittig, Richard V Milani
Objective: We assessed changes in the percentage of providers with positive perceptions of electronic health record (EHR) benefit before and after transition from a local basic to a commercial comprehensive EHR. Methods: Changes in the percentage of providers with positive perceptions of EHR benefit were captured via a survey of academic health care providers before (baseline) and at 6-12 months (short term) and 12-24 months (long term) after the transition. We analyzed 32 items for the overall group and by practice setting, provider age, and specialty using separate multivariable-adjusted random effects logistic regression models...
September 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036276/multimorbidity-will-it-stand-the-test-of-time
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Joanna C Ford, John A Ford
The concept of multimorbidity has risen in popularity over the past few years. It is use has led to, or coincided with, an increased recognition that patients often have more than one health problem which should not be treated in isolation. The motivation for more holistic, person-centred care that lies behind multimorbidity is to be welcomed. The 2016 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence multimorbidity management guideline helpfully makes recommendations in key areas that are important in the care of patients with complicated medical problems...
September 26, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036213/the-value-of-real-time-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-premature-infants-of-diabetic-mothers
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Hean-Pat Saw, Nai-Wei Yao, Cheng-Di Chiu, Jia-Yuh Chen
To determine the feasibility of using a real-time continuous glucose monitoring system (RTGMS) in intensive care units, our study focus on preterm infants with diabetic mothers owing to their high risk of blood sugar abnormalities. Thirty preterm babies (M = 15 and F = 15; ≤ 36 week gestation age) were studied from within 72 hours of delivery. These babies were admitted to the newborn intensive care and were further categorized into groups based on whether their mothers with or without diabetic mellitus. Blood sugar levels were monitored by both RTGMS and the traditional intermittent arterial line (A-Line) glucose method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035967/pediatric-clinical-handover-a-best-practice-implementation-project
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Zhuowen Yu, Yuxia Zhang, Ying Gu, Xiaofeng Xu, Alexa McArthur
BACKGROUND: Communication of information between and among healthcare providers is an essential element of patient care. Poor clinical handover has been associated with inaccurate clinical assessment and diagnosis, delays in diagnosis, medication errors and decreased patient satisfaction. Effective and efficient transition of patient care information requires an evidence-based handover approach. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evidence implementation project was to make a contribution to promote evidence-based practice in clinical handover in a pediatric setting and thereby enhance patient safety and service delivery...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035180/ten-year-trends-in-preventive-service-use-before-and-after-prostate-cancer-diagnosis-a-comparison-with-noncancer-controls
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Lauren P Wallner, Jeffrey M Slezak, Ronald K Loo, Roshan Bastani, Steven J Jacobsen
CONTEXT: Few studies have assessed the longer-term quality of preventive care in prostate cancer (PCa) survivors. OBJECTIVE: To compare the rates of preventive services among PCa survivors five years before and after diagnosis, to men without PCa. DESIGN: Men enrolled in Kaiser Permanente Southern California with newly diagnosed PCa (2002-2008) were matched 1:1 to men without a PCa diagnosis on age, race, and timing of prostate-specific antigen test (N = 31,180)...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034825/a-tale-of-four-practices
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Michelle Miller-Day, Janelle Applequist, Keri Zabokrtsky, Alexandra Dalton, Katherine Kellom, Robert Gabbay, Peter F Cronholm
Purpose The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has become a dominant model of primary care re-design. This transformation presents a challenge to many care delivery organizations. The purpose of this paper is to describe attributes shaping successful and unsuccessful practice transformation within four medical practice groups. Design/methodology/approach As part of a larger study of 25 practices transitioning into a PCMH, the current study focused on diabetes care and identified high- and low-improvement medical practices in terms of quantitative patient measures of glycosylated hemoglobin and qualitative assessments of practice performance...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034781/point-of-care-testing-in-community-pharmacies-keys-to-success-from-pennsylvania-pharmacists
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Emily A Steltenpohl, Brandon K Barry, Kim C Coley, Melissa S McGivney, Julie L Olenak, Lucas A Berenbrok
BACKGROUND: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived tests allow for quick, accurate, and noninvasive laboratory testing. Community pharmacists utilize CLIA-waived tests to provide clinical services such as point-of-care (POC) testing to help manage chronic disease and acute illness. OBJECTIVE: To identify key themes in the successful delivery of POC testing services by community pharmacists in Pennsylvania. RESULTS: An initial search identified 51 Pennsylvania pharmacies with a CLIA waiver...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034746/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-in-a-tertiary-indonesian-hospital
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Muhammad Ilham Aldika Akbar, Indah Mayang Sari, Aditiawarman, Erry Gumilar Dachlan, Gustaaf Dekker
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare, often autosomal recessive disorder with a major risk for maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. In order to achieve a more favorable outcome, awareness of its clinical signs and symptoms and early recognition are of pivotal importance. Over a 5-year period 18 patients were diagnosed with AFLP (one twin, 19 babies). The most common sign and symptoms were jaundice, hypoglycemia, nausea and vomiting, encephalopathy, and hypertension. Abnormal laboratory test results included: elevated total/ conjugated (direct) bilirubin, AST, ALT, PT, APTT, creatinine, leukocyte count, and hypoalbuminemia...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034551/early-breastfeeding-practices-descriptive-analysis-of-recent-demographic-and-health-surveys
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Laura Oakley, Lenka Benova, David Macleod, Caroline A Lynch, Oona M R Campbell
The aim of this study was to describe early breastfeeding practices (initiation within 1 hr of birth, no prelacteal feeding, and a combination of both-"optimal" early breastfeeding) according to childbirth location in low- and middle-income countries. Using data from the most recent Demographic and Health Survey (2000-2013) for 57 countries, we extracted information on the most recent birth for women aged 15-49 with a live birth in the preceding 24 months. Childbirth setting was self-reported by location (home or facility) and subtype (home delivery with or without a skilled birth attendant; public or private facility)...
October 16, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033730/intentional-intra-arterial-injection-of-midazolam-in-a-patient-with-status-epilepticus-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Muhammad Asghar Ali, Muhammad Yahya
Fundamental medical care includes intravenous (IV) access which provides prompt resuscitation and reliable delivery of analgesics, antibiotics, and vasoactive medication. Difficult access populations, especially in critical area, continue to challenge providers to consider and utilize alternative means to provide IV access. Potential options under such circumstances include intramuscular, intraosseous, and intratracheal drug administration, but in extreme cases where no other options are available, intra-arterial route might be considered...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033105/public-attitudes-toward-expanded-newborn-screening
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Jane M DeLuca
PURPOSE: There is limited research available on public knowledge and understanding of expanded newborn screening (NBS). The aims of this study were to assess current public knowledge and understanding of newborn screening disorders and procedures, perceived education needs, and preferences for the delivery of NBS information and education. An additional aim was to develop a beginning understanding of public attitudes toward screening for complex, severe, and in some cases untreatable disorders...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033050/temporal-trends-in-the-incidence-prevalence-and-survival-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-from-2004-to-2016
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Brent A Williams, Ashley M Honushefsky, Peter B Berger
A growing epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been predicted, although no data on the AF burden has been reported for the United States since 2010. The objectives of this study were to (1) describe trends in AF incidence, prevalence, and postdiagnosis survival from 2004 to 2016 within a large health-care system and (2) extrapolate observed prevalence rates to the entire US population to estimate the national AF burden. This retrospective cohort study incorporates the patients and electronic medical record of the Geisinger Health System, an integrated health-care delivery system serving central and northeast Pennsylvania...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033005/adhd-in-children-and-young-people-prevalence-care-pathways-and-service-provision
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REVIEW
Kapil Sayal, Vibhore Prasad, David Daley, Tamsin Ford, David Coghill
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood behavioural disorder. Systematic reviews indicate that the community prevalence globally is between 2% and 7%, with an average of around 5%. At least a further 5% of children have substantial difficulties with overactivity, inattention, and impulsivity that are just under the threshold to meet full diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Estimates of the administrative prevalence (clinically diagnosed or recorded) vary worldwide, and have been increasing over time...
October 9, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032705/a-mobile-application-for-monitoring-and-management-of-depressed-mood-in-a-vulnerable-pregnant-population
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Liisa Hantsoo, Stephanie Criniti, Annum Khan, Marian Moseley, Naomi Kincler, Laura J Faherty, C Neill Epperson, Ian M Bennett
OBJECTIVE: This study tested whether a mood tracking and alert (MTA) mobile application (app) improved mental health care delivery in a high-risk obstetric population. METHODS: Pregnant women with depressive symptomatology at <32 weeks gestation were followed for eight weeks after randomization to a control patient portal (PP) app alone or with the MTA app. The MTA app monitored activity, assessed mood, and alerted obstetric providers of signs of worsening mood...
October 16, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032521/learning-from-ujambo-perspectives-on-gynecologic-care-in-african-immigrant-and-refugee-women-in-boston-massachusetts
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P K Mehta, K Saia, D Mody, S S Crosby, A Raj, S Maru, L Piwowarczyk
African-born immigrant women, and particularly refugees and asylum seekers, are at risk for reproductive health disparities but inadequately use relevant gynecologic services. We sought to elucidate perspectives on gynecologic care in a population of Congolese and Somali immigrants. We conducted a secondary qualitative analysis of focus group data using a grounded theory approach and the Integrated Behavioral Model as our theoretical framework. Thirty one women participated in six focus groups. Participant beliefs included the states of pregnancy and/or pain as triggers for care, preferences included having female providers and those with familiarity with female genital cutting...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032416/non-attendance-of-vulnerable-populations-within-epilepsy-outpatient-services-in-ireland
#20
A Haque, C Doherty, J Williams
BACKGROUND: Outpatient non-attendance is a prevalent issue that contributes to significant wasted clinical resources and can be influenced by a number of complex factors. AIMS: The aim of this study is to characterize "did not attend" (DNA) rates in three identified subpopulations of epilepsy patients to determine if current care provision models suffice. METHODS: In this study, we identified all patients residing in social housing, in residential care, and those incarcerated who have been offered appointments by our service...
October 14, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
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