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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727546/a-formative-evaluation-of-a-diabetes-prevention-program-using-the-re-aim-framework-in-a-learning-health-care-system-utah-2013-2015
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Kimberly D Brunisholz, Jaewhan Kim, Lucy A Savitz, Mia Hashibe, Lisa H Gren, Sharon Hamilton, Kelly Huynh, Elizabeth A Joy
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of interventions can help to close the gap between research and practice but seldom takes place during implementation. Using the RE-AIM framework, we conducted a formative evaluation of the first year of the Intermountain Healthcare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). METHODS: Adult patients who met the criteria for prediabetes (HbA1c of 5.70%-6.49% or fasting plasma glucose of 100-125 mg/dL) were attributed to a primary care provider from August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014...
July 20, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724551/evaluation-of-a-pilot-police-led-suicide-early-alert-surveillance-strategy-in-the-uk
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Grant James McGeechan, Catherine Richardson, Kevin Weir, Lynn Wilson, Gillian O'Neill, Dorothy Newbury-Birch
INTRODUCTION: Those bereaved by suicide are at increased risk of psychological harm, which can be reduced with the provision of timely support. This paper outlines an evaluation of a pilot police-led suicide strategy, in comparison to a coroner-led suicide strategy looking at the number, and length of time it takes for deaths to be recorded for each strategy. Additionally, the police-led strategy offers timely contact from support services for bereaved individuals. We examined what impact this offer of support had on the capacity of support services...
July 19, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723845/lean-six-sigma-techniques-to-improve-ophthalmology-clinic-efficiency
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Thomas A Ciulla, Mohan V Tatikonda, Yehya A ElMaraghi, Rehan M Hussain, Amanda L Hill, Julie M Clary, Eyas Hattab
PURPOSE: Ophthalmologists serve an increasing volume of a growing elderly population undergoing increasingly complex outpatient medical care, including extensive diagnostic testing and treatment. The resulting prolonged patient visit times ("patient flow times") limit quality, patient and employee satisfaction, and represent waste. Lean Six Sigma process improvement was used in a vitreoretinal practice to decrease patient flow time, demonstrating that this approach can yield significant improvement in health care...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723374/urodynamics-before-surgery-for-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Suneetha Rachaneni, Pallavi Latthe
Following three noninferiority randomised controlled trials from different countries showing exactly the same results, it is time to translate this evidence into practice. In women undergoing primary surgery for pure stress urinary incontinence or stress-predominant mixed urinary incontinence without voiding difficulties, careful office evaluation including uroflowmetry and postvoid residual urine can replace invasive investigations such as cystometry, saving patients from embarrassment and a risk of urinary infection...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721177/antiretroviral-therapy-outcomes-among-hiv-infected-clients-in-gweru-city-zimbabwe-2006-2011-a-cohort-analysis
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Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Casey Daniel Hall, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong
The government of Zimbabwe began providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in public institutions in 2004. In Midlands province two clinics constituted the most active HIV care service points, with patients being followed up through a comprehensive patient monitoring and tracking system which captured specific patient variables and outcomes over time. The data from 2006 to 2011 were subjected to analysis to answer specific research questions and this case study is based on that analysis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721085/ambulatory-and-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-gaps-between-clinical-guidelines-and-clinical-practice-in-singapore
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Sajita Setia, Kannan Subramaniam, Boon Wee Teo, Jam Chin Tay
PURPOSE: Out-of-office blood pressure (BP) measurements (home blood pressure monitoring [HBPM] and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [ABPM]) provide important additional information for effective hypertension detection and management decisions. Therefore, out-of-office BP measurement is now recommended by several international guidelines. This study evaluated the practice and uptake of HBPM and ABPM among physicians from Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of physicians from Singapore was surveyed between 8 September and 5 October 2016...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720627/costs-of-transforming-established-primary-care-practices-to-patient-centered-medical-homes-pcmhs
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Neil S Fleming, Briget da Graca, Gerald O Ogola, Steven D Culler, Jessica Austin, Patrice McConnell, Russell McCorkle, Phil Aponte, Michael Massey, Cliff Fullerton
BACKGROUND: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) shows promise for improving care and reducing costs. We sought to reduce the uncertainty regarding the time and cost of PCMH transformation by quantifying the direct costs of transforming 57 practices in a medical group to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-recognized Level III PCMHs. METHODS: We conducted structured interviews with corporate leaders, and with physicians, practice administrators, and office managers from a representative sample of practices regarding time spent on PCMH transformation and NCQA application, and related purchases...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718881/identification-of-bodies-by-unique-serial-numbers-on-implanted-medical-devices
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Melissa M Blessing, Peter T Lin
Visual identification is the most common identification method used by medical examiners but is not always possible. Alternative methods include X-ray, fingerprint, or DNA comparison, but these methods require additional resources. Comparison of serial numbers on implanted medical devices is a rapid and definitive method of identification. To assess the practicality of using this method, we reviewed 608 consecutive forensic autopsies performed at a regional medical examiner office. Of these, 56 cases required an alternative method of identification due to decomposition (n = 35), gunshot wound (n = 9), blunt trauma (n = 6), or charring (n = 6)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717631/orthodontic-view-in-the-diagnoses-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Saeed M Banabilh
Obstructive sleep apnea is an exciting area for orthodontists to be involved. The level of awareness of sleep apnea and related health issues is growing rapidly. The demand of integrating sleep into the orthodontic practice shortly will be driven by the need of the societies as some of our patients will be shortly coming into our offices aware of sleep apnea. However, with our busy clinical orthodontic practice, the need of condense short review become more demanding. Therefore, this review will try to summarize the clinical and orthodontic observation in the diagnoses of adult obstructive sleep apnea with clinical application in orthodontic practice...
July 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716785/imbuing-medical-professionalism-in-relation-to-safety-a-study-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-intervention-focused-on-trialling-an-embedded-learning-approach-that-centres-on-the-use-of-a-custom-designed-board-game
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Marie Ward, Eilish McAuliffe, Éidín Ní Shé, Ann Duffy, Una Geary, Una Cunningham, Catherine Holland, Nick McDonald, Karen Egan, Christian Korpos
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare organisations have a responsibility for ensuring that the governance of workplace settings creates a culture that supports good professional practice. Encouraging such a culture needs to start from an understanding of the factors that make it difficult for health professionals to raise issues of concern in relation to patient safety. The focus of this study is to determine whether a customised education intervention, developed as part of the study, with interns and senior house officers (SHOs) can imbue a culture of medical professionalism in relation to patient safety and support junior doctors to raise issues of concern, while shaping a culture of responsiveness and learning...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708896/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-a-cohort-hospitalized-for-pandemic-and-seasonal-influenza-in-germany-based-on-nationwide-inpatient-data
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Daniel von der Beck, Werner Seeger, Susanne Herold, Andreas Günther, Benjamin Löh
RATIONALE: From June of 2009 to August of 2010 the influenza subtype H1N1pdm09 caused a worldwide pandemic. The impact on populations and health care systems around the globe evolved differently. Substantial data come from the German national surveillance network in an outpatient and private practice setting, while information on hospitalized patients in Germany is rather limited. METHODS: Data from the Federal Statistics Office comprising health insurance claims of the entire nationwide inpatient sample from 2005 to 2012 were used to identify patients who were hospitalized for laboratory-confirmed influenza and to analyse demographical aspects, comorbidities, hospitalization duration, outcomes and ventilator use during the pandemic and seasonal waves of influenza...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707451/perceptions-of-key-participants-about-botswana-adolescents-risks-of-unplanned-pregnancy-sexually-transmitted-diseases-and-hiv-qualitative-findings
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Mabel K M Magowe, Esther Seloilwe, Kefalotse Dithole, Janet St Lawrence
AIM: The qualitative research findings are reported on the perceptions of key participants in Botswana about adolescent sexuality problems and the feasibility (with suggestions) of an adolescent prevention intervention. METHODS: Twenty adult key participants who were selected through purposive sampling from schools and youth centers responded to open-ended questions during face-to-face individual in-depth interviews that were conducted between December, 2011 and January, 2012 in Gaborone, Botswana...
July 13, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705223/improving-preventive-health-care-in-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-primary-care-settings
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Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews, Alison Laycock, Rosalie Schultz, Christopher P Burgess, David Peiris, Sarah Larkins, Ross Bailie
BACKGROUND: Like other colonised populations, Indigenous Australians experience poorer health outcomes than non-Indigenous Australians. Preventable chronic disease is the largest contributor to the health differential between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, but recommended best-practice preventive care is not consistently provided to Indigenous Australians. Significant improvement in health care delivery could be achieved through identifying and minimising evidence-practice gaps...
July 14, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703090/implementing-health-technology-assessment-based-recommendations-in-finland-managed-uptake-of-medical-methods
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Sinikka Sihvo, Tuija Ikonen, Marjukka Mäkelä
OBJECTIVES: The Managed Uptake of Medical Methods Program (MUMM) started 10 years ago as a joint venture of the Finnish Office for Health Technology Assessment (Finohta) and the twenty hospital districts in Finland. The aim is to offer information on the effectiveness, safety, organizational effects, and costs of new medical methods to support decisions concerning their uptake in secondary care. In this article, we discuss the successes and challenges of implementing the MUMM program...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700588/years-of-life-lost-due-to-traumatic-brain-injury-in-europe-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-16-countries
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Marek Majdan, Dominika Plancikova, Andrew Maas, Suzanne Polinder, Valery Feigin, Alice Theadom, Martin Rusnak, Alexandra Brazinova, Juanita Haagsma
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major public health, medical, and societal challenge globally. They present a substantial burden to victims, their families, and the society as a whole. Although indicators such as incidence or death rates provide insight into the occurrence and outcome of TBIs in various populations, they fail to quantify the full extent of their public health and societal impact. Measures such as years of life lost (YLLs), which quantifies the number of years of life lost because the person dies prematurely due to a disease or injury, should be employed to better quantify the population impact...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696493/total-contact-cast-system-to-heal-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Brock Liden
Off-loadinga diabetic foot ulcer is a cornerstone of quality wound care for diabetic patients to allow cellular growth in the wound bed. While total contact casts (TCC) have been described as the gold standard for off-loading the wound, the complexity of application and the time commitment for both application and drying have discouraged health professionals from using them. This retrospective case series, conducted in a podiatric practice, evaluated using a TCC system that helps address the three components in which guidelines should be addressed when caring for a diabetic foot: V - vascular management, I - infection management and prevention, and P - pressure relief...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695552/glycaemic-blood-pressure-and-lipid-goal-attainment-and-chronic-kidney-disease-stage-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-treated-in-primary-care-practices
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Antonella Corcillo, Edward Pivin, Fabrice Lalubin, Nelly Pitteloud, Michel Burnier, Anne Zanchi
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes is rising in Europe. These patients are at high cardiovascular and renal risk and need a challenging multifactorial therapeutic approach. METHOD: The goal of this cross-sectional study was to examine the treatment and attainments of goals related to cardiovascular risk factors within chronic kidney disease stages in type 2 diabetic patients followed up by primary care physicians in Switzerland. Each participating physician entered into a web database the anonymised data of up to 15 consecutive diabetic patients attending her/his office between December 2013 and June 2014...
July 11, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694719/ethical-issues-in-publishing-in-predatory-journals
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REVIEW
Lorraine E Ferris, Margaret A Winker
Predatory journals, or journals that charge an article processing charge (APC) to authors, yet do not have the hallmarks of legitimate scholarly journals such as peer review and editing, Editorial Boards, editorial offices, and other editorial standards, pose a number of new ethical issues in journal publishing. This paper discusses ethical issues around predatory journals and publishing in them. These issues include misrepresentation; lack of editorial and publishing standards and practices; academic deception; research and funding wasted; lack of archived content; and undermining confidence in research literature...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694275/the-chief-primary-care-medical-officer-restoring-continuity
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Noemi Doohan, Jennifer DeVoe
The year 2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the hospitalist profession, with more than 50,000 physicians identifying as hospitalists. The Achilles heel of hospitalist medicine, however, is discontinuity. Despite many current payment and delivery systems rewarding this discontinuity and severing long-term relationships between patient and primary care teams at the hospital door, primary care does not stop being important when a person is admitted to the hospital. The notion of a broken primary care continuum is not an academic construct, it causes real harm to patients...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694272/mortality-associated-with-time-in-and-out-of-buprenorphine-treatment-in-french-office-based-general-practice-a-7-year-cohort-study
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Julie Dupouy, Aurore Palmaro, Mélina Fatséas, Marc Auriacombe, Joëlle Micallef, Stéphane Oustric, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre
In France, most cases of opioid use disorder are treated with buprenorphine by general practitioners in private practice. Using reimbursement data of a representative sample of the French population, Echantillon Généraliste des Bénéficiaires, we investigated mortality during periods when patients were in and out of treatment in a cohort of 713 new users of buprenorphine having a mean (SD) follow-up of 4.5 (1.5) years. The mortality rate was 0.63 per 100 person-years (95% CI, 0.40-0.85) overall. In a multivariate Cox regression model, compared with being in treatment, being out of treatment was associated with a markedly increased risk of death (hazard ratio = 29...
July 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
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