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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319992/organizational-and-community-factors-associated-with-magnet-status-of-u-s-hospitals
#1
Teresa Wai Chi Tai, Sherry I Bame
The Magnet Recognition Program for healthcare organizations promotes excellence in nursing services and professional practices. However, organizational and community characteristics that contribute to the adoption of Magnet status remain unexplained. Investigating organizational and community factors will help determine systematic structural and contextual dimensions of Magnet hospitals previously shown to be more cost-effective in comparison with non-Magnet hospitals. Using the baseline 2005 database of all Magnet hospitals in the United States, the authors selected a matched sample to determine key organizational and community characteristics associated with Magnet adoption while controlling for regional and local factors...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301996/management-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prevention-surveillance-diagnosis-and-staging
#2
Digdem Ozer Etik, Nurettin Suna, Ahmet Sedat Boyacioglu
More than 600 000 people die from hepatocellular carcinoma each year. Worldwide, research on the disease needs to be intensified in both the medical and pharmaceutical fields, with a focus on providing help to geographic areas where resources are limited. Treatment approaches depend on the stage of the disease at diagnosis and on access to complex treatment regimens. However, advanced disease is not curable, and treating these patients is expensive and only marginally effective for increasing quality-adjusted life-years...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301001/-specialized-outpatient-care-in-the-unified-health-system-how-to-fill-a-void
#3
Charles Dalcanale Tesser, Paulo Poli
The structuring of specialized outpatient care is a bottleneck in the operation of the Unified Health System. Based on a brief discussion about this void in an organizational model, we propose the federal induction of a format of specialized services from the experiences of Centers of Support for Family Health (NASF). They adapted matrix operations and constitute an excellent prototype for the organization of specialized outpatient care. It allows for equal access and maximum proximity to the specialized care of the reality of primary care users, the personal relationship and the close relationship between the family health teams and medical and non-medical specialists, enabling mutual lifelong learning, negotiated regulation and increased efficacy of primary care...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299009/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-prevention-diagnosis-and-management-of-early-and-delayed-onset-ocular-injuries-due-to-mustard-gas-exposure
#4
Zhale Rajavi, Sare Safi, Mohammad Ali Javadi, Mohammad Reza Jafarinasab, Sepehr Feizi, Mohammadreza Sedighi Moghadam, Khosrow Jadidi, Mahmoud Babaei, Armin Shirvani, Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Hossein Mohammad-Rabei, Hossein Ziaei, Mohammad Ghassemi-Broumand, Siamak Delfaza Baher, Mostafa Naderi, Mahmoodreza Panahi-Bazaz, Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Shahriar Hanjani, Hassan Ghasemi, Ramin Salouti, Mojgan Pakbin, Bahareh Kheiri
PURPOSE: To develop clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of ocular injuries caused by exposure to mustard gas. METHODS: The clinical questions were designed by the guideline team. Websites and databases including National Guidelines Clearinghouse, National Institute for Clinical Excellence, Cochrane, and PubMed were searched to find related CPGs and explore possible answers to the clinical questions. Since there were no relevant CPGs in the literature, related articles in Persian and English languages were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295988/measurement-of-plasma-cell-free-dna-concentrations-in-dogs-with-sepsis-trauma-and-neoplasia
#5
Jo-Annie Letendre, Robert Goggs
OBJECTIVES: To determine if cell-free DNA (cfDNA) was identifiable in canine plasma, to evaluate 3 techniques for the measurement of plasma cfDNA concentrations in dogs presented to an emergency service, and to compare the plasma cfDNA concentrations of healthy dogs to those with sepsis, trauma, and neoplasia. DESIGN: Retrospective study of banked canine plasma samples collected between May 2014 and December 2014. SETTING: Dogs presented to the emergency service of a university veterinary teaching hospital...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295595/optometry-australia-scope-of-practice-survey-2015
#6
Patricia M Kiely, Skye Cappuccio, Ellen McIntyre
BACKGROUND: This paper presents results from the inaugural Scope of Practice Survey of Optometry Australia members conducted in October 2015. The survey gathered information related to confidence in detecting and diagnosing key ocular conditions, grading diabetic retinopathy, prescribing scheduled medicines, access to equipment, confidence using equipment, incidence of patients requiring therapeutic management, referral practices and services provided. METHODS: The survey was developed, piloted, modified and administered to members of Optometry Australia (excluding student and retired members), who had a current email address...
March 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293422/regional-disparities-in-immunization-services-in-ghana-through-a-bottleneck-analysis-approach-implications-for-sustaining-national-gains-in-immunization
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A E Yawson, G Bonsu, L K Senaya, A O Yawson, J B Eleeza, J K Awoonor-Williams, H K Banskota, E E A Agongo
BACKGROUND: Immunization is considered one of the most cost effective public health interventions for reducing child morbidity, mortality and disability. The aim of this work is to describe the application of the Bottleneck analysis (BNA) process to assess gaps in immunization services in Ghana and implications for sustaining the gains in Immunization coverage. METHODS: A national assessment was conducted in May 2015, through use of desk reviews, field visits and key informant interviews...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291722/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-tuberculosis-in-hard-to-reach-populations-in-countries-of-low-and-medium-tuberculosis-incidence-a-systematic-review
#8
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Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sophia G de Vries, Patrick F Greve, Benjamin J Visser, Sabine Bélard, Saskia Janssen, Anne L Cremers, René Spijker, Beth Shaw, Ruaraidh A Hill, Alimuddin Zumla, Andreas Sandgren, Marieke J van der Werf, Martin P Grobusch
Tuberculosis is over-represented in hard-to-reach (underserved) populations in high-income countries of low tuberculosis incidence. The mainstay of tuberculosis care is early detection of active tuberculosis (case finding), contact tracing, and treatment completion. We did a systematic review with a scoping component of relevant studies published between 1990 and 2015 to update and extend previous National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) reviews on the effectiveness of interventions for identifying and managing tuberculosis in hard-to-reach populations...
March 10, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286827/doing-pre-operative-investigations-in-emergency-department-a-clinical-audit
#9
Muhammad Salman Rafiq, Maria Rafiq, Muhammad Imran Rafiq, Seema Gul Salman, Sania Hafeez
INTRODUCTION: Pre-operative investigations for emergency surgical patients differ between centers. Following established guidelines can reduce unnecessary investigation, cost of treatment and hospital stay. The present audit was carried out to evaluate the condition of doing pre-operative investigations for three common surgical emergencies compared to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and local criteria. METHODS: A retrospective clinical audit of acute-appendicitis, abscess and hernia patients admitted to the emergency department was carried out over a one-year period from July 2014 to July 2015...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284470/virtual-fracture-clinic-management-of-fifth-metatarsal-including-jones-fractures-is-safe-and-cost-effective
#10
Kit Brogan, Simon Bellringer, Harold Akehurst, Christopher Gee, Nada Ibrahim, Lucy Cassidy, Ben Rogers, James Gibbs
Virtual clinics have been shown to be safe and cost-effective in many specialties, yet barriers exist to their implementation in orthopaedics. The aims of this study were to look at whether the management of 5th metatarsal fractures using a virtual fracture clinic model is safe, cost effective and avoids adverse outcomes whilst being acceptable to patients using the service. All patients with a fifth metatarsal fracture between September 2013 and September 2015 had a standardised management plan initiated (blackboot, full weightbearing) in the emergency department (ED)...
February 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281429/single-centre-experience-of-allogeneic-haemopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-in-paediatric-patients-in-cape-town-south-africa
#11
A Van Eyssen, N Novitsky, P De Wit, T Schlaphoff, V Thomas, D Pillay, M Hendricks, A Davidson
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic haemopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) is a specialised and costly intervention, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is used to treat a broad range of paediatric conditions. South Africa (SA) is an upper middle-income country with limitations on healthcare spending. The role of paediatric Allo-HSCT in this setting is reviewed. OBJECTIVES: To review paediatric patients who underwent Allo-HSCT at the Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town Private Academic Hospital transplant unit in Cape Town, South Africa, and received post-transplant care at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, over the period January 2006 - December 2014 in respect of indications for the transplant, donor sources, conditioning regimens, treatment-related morbidity and overall survival (OS)...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281044/using-patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-quality-improvement-in-clinical-genetics-an-exploratory-study
#12
A Costal Tirado, A M McDermott, C Thomas, D Ferrick, J Harris, A Edwards, Marion McAllister
International advocacy of patient-centred healthcare delivery has led to emphasis on the (re)design and evaluation of healthcare processes and outcomes from a patient perspective. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) have significant potential to inform such attempts. However there is limited understanding of the processes by which this can be achieved. This exploratory study followed attempts to utilise two different PROMs measures to support service quality improvement in clinical genetics. PROMs used were the Genetic Counseling Outcome Scale (GCOS-24), a well-validated clinical genetics-specific PROM and Euroqol (EQ-5D), a generic PROM favoured by the UK National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274231/developing-a-measure-of-mental-health-service-satisfaction-for-use-in-low-income-countries-a-mixed-methods-study
#13
Rosie Mayston, Kassahun Habtamu, Girmay Medhin, Atalay Alem, Abebaw Fekadu, Alehegn Habtamu, Martin Prince, Charlotte Hanlon
BACKGROUND: Service satisfaction is integral to quality of care and measures are therefore considered important indicators of quality. Patient's responses to their experiences of using services are under-researched in the context of mental healthcare in low income countries. Our aim was to use mixed methods to develop a new measure of satisfaction for use among consumers of the new models of mental healthcare which are currently being scaled-up. METHODS: We used qualitative methods to explore the concept of service satisfaction...
March 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270378/assessing-the-quality-of-mobile-exercise-apps-based-on-the-american-college-of-sports-medicine-guidelines-a-reliable-and-valid-scoring-instrument
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Yi Guo, Jiang Bian, Trevor Leavitt, Heather K Vincent, Lindsey Vander Zalm, Tyler L Teurlings, Megan D Smith, François Modave
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity can not only help with weight management, but also lower cardiovascular risks, cancer rates, and chronic disease burden. Yet, only approximately 20% of Americans currently meet the physical activity guidelines recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services. With the rapid development of mobile technologies, mobile apps have the potential to improve participation rates in exercise programs, particularly if they are evidence-based and are of sufficient content quality...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264668/implementing-and-sustaining-a-mobile-medical-clinic-for-prenatal-care-and-sexually-transmitted-infection-prevention-in-rural-mysore-india
#15
Noah Kojima, Karl Krupp, Kavitha Ravi, Savitha Gowda, Poornima Jaykrishna, Caitlyn Leonardson-Placek, Anand Siddhaiah, Claire C Bristow, Anjali Arun, Jeffrey D Klausner, Purnima Madhivanan
BACKGROUND: In rural India, mobile medical clinics are useful models for delivering health promotion, education, and care. Mobile medical clinics use fewer providers for larger catchment areas compared to traditional clinic models in resource limited settings, which is especially useful in areas with shortages of healthcare providers and a wide geographical distribution of patients. METHODS: From 2008 to 2011, we built infrastructure to implement a mobile clinic system to educate rural communities about maternal child health, train community health workers in common safe birthing procedures, and provide comprehensive antenatal care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and testing for specific infections in a large rural catchment area of pregnant women in rural Mysore...
March 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262139/examining-the-dimensional-structure-models-of-secondary-traumatic-stress-based-on-dsm-5-symptoms
#16
Imelu G Mordeno, Geraldine P Go, April Yangson-Serondo
Latent factor structure of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) has been examined using Diagnostic Statistic Manual-IV (DSM-IV)'s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) nomenclature. With the advent of Diagnostic Statistic Manual-5 (DSM-5), there is an impending need to reexamine STS using DSM-5 symptoms in light of the most updated PTSD models in the literature. The study investigated and determined the best fitted PTSD models using DSM-5 PTSD criteria symptoms. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to examine model fit using the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale in 241 registered and practicing Filipino nurses (166 females and 75 males) who worked in the Philippines and gave direct nursing services to patients...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260408/dynamic-workplace-interactions-for-improving-patient-safety-climate
#17
Susan Brandis, John Rice, Stephanie Schleimer
Purpose Employee engagement (EE), supervisor support (SS) and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) are important contributors to patient safety climate (PSC). The purpose of this paper is to propose and empirically test a model that suggests the presence of a three-way interaction effect between EE, IPC and SS in creating a stronger PSC. Design/methodology/approach Using validated tools to measure EE, SS, IPC and PSC data were collected from a questionnaire of 250 clinical and support staff in an Australian health service...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254200/the-italian-version-of-the-92-item-prodromal-questionnaire-concurrent-validity-with-the-sips-and-factor-analysis-in-a-sample-of-258-outpatients-aged-11-36years
#18
Georgios D Kotzalidis, Andrea Solfanelli, Daria Piacentino, Valeria Savoja, Paolo Fiori Nastro, Martina Curto, Juliana Fortes Lindau, Alice Masillo, Martina Brandizzi, Francesca Fagioli, Andrea Raballo, Eva Gebhardt, Antonio Preti, Marco D'Alema, Maria Rosa Fucci, Roberto Miletto, Daniela Andropoli, Donato Leccisi, Paolo Girardi, Rachel L Loewy, Frauke Schultze-Lutter
BACKGROUND: Current early screeners for psychosis-risk states have still to prove ability in identifying at-risk individuals. Among screeners, the 92-item Prodromal Questionnaire (PQ-92) is often used. We aimed to assess the validity of its Italian translation in a large Italian adolescent and young adult help-seeking sample. METHODS: We included all individuals aged 12-36years seeking help at psychiatric mental health services in a large semirural Roman area (534,600 population) who accepted to participate...
February 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252877/the-europep-questionnaire-for-patient-s-evaluation-of-general-practice-care-bulgarian-experience
#19
Rositsa Dimova, Rumyana Stoyanova, Donka Keskinova
AIM: To validate the Bulgarian EUROPEP-questionnaire and its implementation to measure patient evaluation of general practice care in Bulgarian population. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted at twenty five primary care practices from South-Central Region of Bulgaria. A total of 1000 adult patients aged over 18 years and visiting the practice for more than a year were approached consecutively to take part in the study. The internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the EUROPEP questionnaire were evaluated...
February 28, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251612/diagnosis-of-deep-pelvic-masses-on-a-gynaecology-service-trans-vaginal-ultrasound-guided-needle-aspiration-of-pelvic-solid-and-cystic-lesions
#20
Ram Eitan, Yoav Peled, Gad Sabah, Haim Krissi, Avi Ben Haroush, Israel Meizner, David Danon, Ron Bardin, Ariella Jakobson-Setton, Liat Salzer, Reuven Mashiach
OBJECTIVES: Women with undiagnosed pelvic lesions are often referred for evaluation and treatment. Transvaginal ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (TVUS-FNA) biopsy can assist in making management decisions. We describe our experience with this modality. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all women who had a TVUS-FNA biopsy between January 2004 and December 2014. Charts were reviewed for clinicopathologic information. The pathologic results of the TVUS-FNA were compared with the final diagnosis...
March 2, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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