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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926643/skin-perfusion-pressure-as-an-indicator-of-tissue-perfusion-in-valvular-heart-surgery-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Young Song, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Kyoung-Un Park, Young-Lan Kwak
Hemodynamic management aims to provide adequate tissue perfusion, which is often altered during cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We evaluated whether skin perfusion pressure (SPP) can be used for monitoring of adequacy of tissue perfusion in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. Seventy-two patients undergoing valve replacement were enrolled. SPP and serum lactate level were assessed after anaesthesia induction (baseline), during CPB, after CPB-off, end of surgery, arrival at intensive care unit, and postoperative 6 h...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919020/understanding-the-association-between-pressure-ulcers-and-sitting-in-adults-what-does-it-mean-for-me-and-my-carers-seating-guidelines-for-people-carers-and-health-social-care-professionals
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M Stephens, C A Bartley
The aim of the publication was to develop a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how the research and evidence base on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who remain seated for extended periods of time. This publication was developed at the request of the Tissue Viability Society in order to revise the original seating guidelines from 2008 as evidence and subsequent care has moved forward in relation to this area. Since 2008, the costs for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have increased significantly and there is limited published advice from health and social care organisations on seating and preventing pressure ulcers...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917688/a-randomized-trial-of-pocket-echocardiography-integrated-mobile-health-device-assessments-in-modern-structural-heart-disease-clinics
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Sanjeev P Bhavnani, Srikanth Sola, David Adams, Ashwin Venkateshvaran, P K Dash, Partho P Sengupta
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether mobile health (mHealth) device assessments used as clinical decision support tools at the point-of-care can reduce the time to treatment and improve long-term outcomes among patients with rheumatic and structural heart diseases (SHD). BACKGROUND: Newly developed smartphone-connected mHealth devices represent promising methods to diagnose common diseases in resource-limited areas; however, the impact of technology-based care on long-term outcomes has not been rigorously evaluated...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915164/organizational-and-environmental-factors-influencing-hospital-community-orientation
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JʼAime C Jennings, Amy Y Landry, Larry R Hearld, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Scott W Snyder, Patricia A Patrician
BACKGROUND: Community orientation refers to hospitals' efforts to assess and meet the health needs of the local population. Variations in the number of community orientation-related activities offered by hospitals may be attributed to differences in organizational and environmental characteristics. Therefore, hospitals have to strategically respond to these internal and external constraints to improve community health. Understanding the facilitators and barriers of hospital community orientation is important to health care managers facing pressure from the external environment to meet the expectations of the community as well as Affordable Care Act guidelines...
September 15, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915113/causative-factors-for-sexual-and-reproductive-health-status-of-pregnant-adolescent-girls-in-urban-communities-of-lagos-nigeria
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Yetunde A Kuyinu, Toriola T Femi-Adebayo, Babatunde A Odugbemi, Elochukwu E Ukatu
Background The overall goal of this study was to determine the causative factors for pregnancy status in adolescent girls in two communities in the Lagos Island local government area. Methods A mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) study reviewing routine health facility antenatal care (ANC) records and conducting focus group discussions among 46 pregnant adolescents, exploring their views about sex, contraception, pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, was carried out. Key informant interviews were also carried out among healthcare workers and community members to assess their perceptions of adolescents' SRH problems...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914679/reliability-of-a-skin-diagnostic-device-in-assessing-hydration-and-erythema
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Koh Huimin, Alexandra M Rowledge, Caroline J Borzdynski, Charne Miller, Nicoletta Frescos, Gayle McKenzie, Elizabeth Perry, William McGuiness
OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability of a skin diagnostic device, the SD202 (Courage+Khazaka GmBH, Cologne, Germany), in assessing hydration and erythema of periwound skin and pressure injury-prone areas. DESIGN: Intrarater reliabilities from 3 cross-sectional and prospective studies are reported. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients attending an outpatient, nurse-led wound dressing clinic (n = 16), a podiatrist-led high-risk foot clinic (n = 17), and residents (n = 38) at a single residential aged-care facility...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910267/surveillance-for-certain-health-behaviors-and-conditions-among-states-and-selected-local-areas-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2013-and-2014
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Sonya Gamble, Tebitha Mawokomatanda, Fang Xu, Pranesh P Chowdhury, Carol Pierannunzi, David Flegel, William Garvin, Machell Town
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or controllable. Behavioral risk factors (e.g., excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, poor diet, frequent mental distress, and insufficient sleep) are linked to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Adopting positive health behaviors (e...
September 15, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898042/scalable-synthesis-of-highly-crystalline-mose2-and-its-ambipolar-behavior
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Yue Li, Kailiang Zhang, Fang Wang, Yulin Feng, Yi Li, Yemei Han, Dengxuan Tang, Baojun Zhang, H-S Philip Wong
Atomically thin, two-dimensional material molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2), has been shown to exhibit significant potential for diverse applications. The intrinsic bandgap of MoSe2 allows it to overcome the shortcomings of the zero-bandgap graphene, while its higher electron mobilities when compared to molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) make it more appropriate for practical devices in electronics and optoelectronics. However, its controlled growth has been an ongoing challenging for investigations and practical applications of the material...
September 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893206/efficacy-of-blood-flow-restriction-exercise-during-dialysis-for-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Matthew J Clarkson, Steve F Fraser, Paul N Bennett, Lawrence P McMahon, Catherine Brumby, Stuart A Warmington
BACKGROUND: Exercise during haemodialysis improves strength and physical function. However, both patients and clinicians are time poor, and current exercise recommendations add an excessive time burden making exercise a rare addition to standard care. Hypothetically, blood flow restriction exercise performed during haemodialysis can provide greater value for time spent exercising, reducing this time burden while producing similar or greater outcomes. This study will explore the efficacy of blood flow restriction exercise for enhancing strength and physical function among haemodialysis patients...
September 11, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885930/therapeutic-lifestyle-changes-impact-on-weight-quality-of-life-and-psychiatric-symptoms-in-veterans-with-mental-illness
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Jillian M Tessier, Zachary D Erickson, Hilary B Meyer, Matthew R Baker, Hollie A Gelberg, Irina Y Arnold, Crystal Kwan, Valery Chamberlin, Jennifer A Rosen, Chandresh Shah, Gerhard Hellemann, Melissa M Lewis, Charles Nguyen, Neena Sachinvala, Binyamin Amrami, Joseph M Pierre, Donna Ames
INTRODUCTION: Veterans with mental illness tend to have shorter life spans and suboptimal physical health because of a variety of factors. These factors include poor nutrition, being overweight, and smoking cigarettes. Nonphysical contributors that may affect quality of life are the stigma associated with mental illness, social difficulties, and spiritual crises. Current mental health treatment focuses primarily on the delivery of medication and evidence-based psychotherapies, which may not affect all the above areas of a Veteran's life as they focus primarily on improving psychological symptoms...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885551/design-and-validation-of-a-150-mhz-hffqcm-sensor-for-bio-sensing-applications
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Román Fernández, Pablo García, María García, José V García, Yolanda Jiménez, Antonio Arnau
Acoustic wave resonators have become suitable devices for a broad range of sensing applications due to their sensitivity, low cost, and integration capability, which are all factors that meet the requirements for the resonators to be used as sensing elements for portable point of care (PoC) platforms. In this work, the design, characterization, and validation of a 150 MHz high fundamental frequency quartz crystal microbalance (HFF-QCM) sensor for bio-sensing applications are introduced. Finite element method (FEM) simulations of the proposed design are in good agreement with the electrical characterization of the manufactured resonators...
September 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880761/predictive-validity-of-the-braden-scale-for-assessing-risk-of-developing-pressure-ulcers-and-dependence-related-lesions
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A Roca-Biosca, L Rubio-Rico, M I de Molina Fernández, N García Grau, G Tuset Garijo, F P García Fernández
OBJECTIVE: In 2014, a new theoretical model explained the mechanism of the development of pressure ulcers (PUs) and that of seven types of lesions known as dependence-related lesions (DRL). The aim of this study was to calculate the incidence of DRL that have been classified as PUs and to check the predictive validity of the Braden scale for assessing DRL in accordance with the new theoretical model in an intensive care unit (ICU). Method This longitudinal, prospective study was conducted in a Spanish ICU...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877775/legal-advocacy-as-a-tool-to-advance-roma-health
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Tamar Ezer, Alphia Abdikeeva, Martin McKee
Roma in central Europe face many violations of their rights, including those that impede their access to high-quality health care. Legal frameworks have the potential to address these violations, whereas legal advocacy services offer a means for enforcement of rights. We undertook key informant interviews with Roma civil society organisations and selected knowledgeable individuals in Macedonia, Romania and Serbia to identify lessons from the development of these services. Achievements were reported in four areas...
September 7, 2017: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877109/the-efficacy-of-a-viscoelastic-foam-overlay-on-prevention-of-pressure-injury-in-acutely-ill-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kyung Hee Park, Joohee Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare a viscoelastic foam overlay (VEFO) to a standard hospital mattress for pressure injury (PI) prevention. We also compared interface pressures (IPs) of the VEFO to our facility's standard hospital mattress. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Data analysis was based on 110 participants (55 in each group) who were 19 years or older, had a Braden Scale for Pressure Sore Risk score of 16 or less, and were cared for on a neurology, oncology, or pulmonology inpatient care unit...
September 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870062/initial-clinical-and-hemodynamic-results-of-a-regional-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-program
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Farhan Raza, Anjali Vaidya, Anne-Sophie Lacharite-Roberge, Vladimir Lakhter, Hayan Al-Maluli, Irfan Ahsan, Pamela Boodram, Chandra Dass, Frances Rogers, Martin G Keane, Sheila Weaver, Riyaz Bashir, Yoshiya Toyoda, Paul Forfia
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is the treatment of choice for eligible patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). However, access to CTEPH and PTE care is limited. There is a paucity of published data on PTE efficacy and outcomes from alternative, regional centers of excellence in CTEPH and PTE care in the United States, outside a single national and international referral center. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing PTE at our institution from June 2013 to December 2016 (42 months), and collected clinical, echocardiographic and hemodynamic data on our patients pre- and post-PTE (n=71)...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866901/anxiety-and-psychosomatic-symptoms-in-palliative-care-from-neuro-psychobiological-response-to-stress-to-symptoms-management-with-clinical-hypnosis-and-meditative-states
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Anirudh Kumar Satsangi, Maria Paola Brugnoli
Psychosomatic disorder is a condition in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress. It is a condition of dysfunction or structural damage in physical organs through inappropriate activation of the involuntary nervous system and the biochemical response. In this framework, this review will consider anxiety disorders, from the perspective of the psychobiological mechanisms of vulnerability to extreme stress in severe chronic illnesses. Psychosomatic medicine is a field of behavioral medicine and a part of the practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry...
August 9, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865067/predictors-of-cpap-compliance-in-different-clinical-settings-primary-care-versus-sleep-unit
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Núria Nadal, Jordi de Batlle, Ferran Barbé, Josep Ramon Marsal, Alicia Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Nuria Tarraubella, Merce Lavega, Manuel Sánchez-de-la-Torre
BACKGROUND: Good adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment improves the patient's quality of life and decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies that have analyzed the adherence to CPAP were performed in a sleep unit (SU) setting. The involvement of primary care (PC) in the management of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients receiving CPAP treatment could introduce factors related to the adherence to treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to compare the baseline predictors of CPAP compliance in SU and PC settings...
September 1, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863568/investigation-of-the-sound-generation-mechanisms-for-in-duct-orifice-plates
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Fuyang Tao, Phillip Joseph, Xin Zhang, Oksana Stalnov, Matthias Siercke, Henning Scheel
Sound generation due to an orifice plate in a hard-walled flow duct which is commonly used in air distribution systems (ADS) and flow meters is investigated. The aim is to provide an understanding of this noise generation mechanism based on measurements of the source pressure distribution over the orifice plate. A simple model based on Curle's acoustic analogy is described that relates the broadband in-duct sound field to the surface pressure cross spectrum on both sides of the orifice plate. This work describes careful measurements of the surface pressure cross spectrum over the orifice plate from which the surface pressure distribution and correlation length is deduced...
August 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862891/apex-pro-care-mattress-how-can-this-advanced-mattress-assist-in-prevention-of-pressure-injuries
#19
Lynn Shingfield, Helen Carr, Jo Thomson
Avalon Nursing Home is fully aware of the potential for pressure ulcers in immobile residents and were keen to undertake an evaluation to ensure their residents have the most appropriate care possible. They selected Apex Pro-care to evaluate as there were concerns for residents heels in those with any arterial insufficiency. The Apex Pro-care mattress has a heel section where one or more of the bottom five cells can be deflated under the patient's heel to create a void, which will enable the heel to "float" so that there is no pressure in contact with the heel area...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861407/alterations-in-cerebral-blood-flow-after-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest
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Bistra Iordanova, Lingjue Li, Robert S B Clark, Mioara D Manole
Greater than 50% of patients successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest have evidence of neurological disability. Numerous studies in children and adults, as well as in animal models have demonstrated that cerebral blood flow (CBF) is impaired after cardiac arrest. Stages of cerebral perfusion post-resuscitation include early hyperemia, followed by hypoperfusion, and finally either resolution of normal blood flow or protracted hyperemia. At the level of the microcirculation the blood flow is heterogeneous, with areas of no flow, low flow, and increased flow...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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