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Journal of Healthcare Management

Jun-Hua Zhang, You-Ping Li, Bo-Li Zhang
The introduction and popularization of evidence-based medicine has opened up a new research field of clinical efficacy evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM), produced new research ideas and methods, and promoted the progress of clinical research of TCM. After about 20 years assiduous study and earnest practice, the evidence based evaluation method and technique, which conforms to the characteristics of TCM theory and practice, has been developing continuously. Evidence-based Chinese medicine (EBCM) has gradually formed and become an important branch of evidence-based medicine...
January 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Wendy E Pollock, Susan J McDonald, Angela J Taft
INTRODUCTION: Preventing and reducing violence against women (VAW) and maternal mortality are Sustainable Development Goals. Worldwide, the maternal mortality ratio has fallen about 44% in the last 25 years, and for one maternal death there are many women affected by severe acute maternal morbidity (SAMM) requiring management in the intensive care unit (ICU). These women represent the most critically ill obstetric patients of the maternal morbidity spectrum and should be studied to complement the review of maternal mortality...
March 14, 2018: BMJ Open
Jong-In Kim, Hee-Jung Kim, Jung Ju Lee, Ji Hee Jun, Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: The ability of acupuncture to successfully control pain has been reported in the past. However, currently no systematic reviews exist regarding the effect of acupuncture on trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This proposed review aims to evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of pain in TN. METHODS: A total of 11 databases were searched from their inception. These include MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases, and 1 Chinese Medical Database...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Abrar Alanzi, Anfal Faridoun, Katerina Kavvadia, Aghareed Ghanim
BACKGROUND: Molar-incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is considered as a global dental problem. There is little knowledge of general dental practitioners (GDPs) and dental specialists (DSs) about this condition in different parts of the world, particularly in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Hence, this study has been carried out to assess the knowledge of GDPS and DSs in Kuwait about MIH condition, its clinical presentation and management. Findings would help national school oral health program (SOHP) to promote good oral healthcare...
March 7, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Yuewei Wu-Fienberg, Mary K Henzel, Mary Ann Richmond, Devra B Becker
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: Multiple medical specialties are often involved in the management of patients with both spinal cord injuries (SCI) and pressure injuries (PIs), sometimes leading to inadequate communication. Our Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital has an interdisciplinary team for PI patients in the SCI unit. This team conducts monthly bedside rounds and journal clubs; there is no similar team for patients with PIs outside the SCI unit. This pilot study aims to determine whether such an interdisciplinary team improves care coordination among practitioners...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Eva Serhal, Amanda Arena, Sanjeev Sockalingam, Linda Mohri, Allison Crawford
The Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model expands primary care provider (PCP) capacity to manage complex diseases by sharing knowledge, disseminating best practices, and building a community of practice. The model has expanded rapidly, with over 140 ECHO projects currently established globally. We have used validated implementation frameworks, such as Damschroder's (2009) Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and Proctor's (2011) taxonomy of implementation outcomes, combined with implementation experience to (1) create a set of questions to assess organizational readiness and suitability of the ECHO model and (2) provide those who have determined ECHO is the correct model with a checklist to support successful implementation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Cigdem Sahin
BACKGROUND: Mobile health provides significant advantages to healthcare. For its wide-scale adoption and successful integration to the current healthcare system, mHealth's unique characteristics and the factors influencing the development, implementation, and evaluation of its applications should be well-understood. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to review the essential characteristics of mHealth and discuss what mHealth brings to healthcare practice, research, and theory...
March 5, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, Aydogan Ozcan
Mobile health technologies offer great promise for reducing healthcare costs and improving patient care. Wearable and implantable technologies are contributing to a transformation in the mobile health era in terms of improving healthcare and health outcomes and providing real-time guidance on improved health management and tracking. In this article, we review the biomedical applications of wearable and implantable medical devices and sensors, ranging from monitoring to prevention of diseases, as well as the materials used in the fabrication of these devices and the standards for wireless medical devices and mobile applications...
February 28, 2018: Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
Charlotte L Hall, Marilyn James, Sue Brown, Jennifer L Martin, Nikki Brown, Kim Selby, Julie Clarke, Hena Vijayan, Boliang Guo, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis, Madeleine J Groom
INTRODUCTION: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterised by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. To improve outcomes, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ADHD guidelines recommend regular monitoring of symptoms when children commence medication. However, research suggests that routine monitoring rarely happens, and clinicians often rely on subjective information such as reports from parents and teachers to ascertain improvement...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
Dana Lo, Florence Wu, Mark Chan, Rodney Chu, Donald Li
Background: Numerous studies around the world has already suggested that burnout among doctors is a global phenomenon. However, studies for burnout in doctors are relatively limited in Chinese communities when compared to the West. As risk factors, barriers to intervention and strategies combatting burnout in different parts of the world can vary a lot due to different social culture and healthcare system, study with a focus at doctors in China from a cultural perspective is a worthful endeavor...
2018: Asia Pacific Family Medicine
Maria R Dahm, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook, David Greenfield, Andrea R Horvath, Denis Wakefield, Ling Li, Ken Hillman, Patrick Bolton, Anthony Brown, Graham Jones, Robert Herkes, Robert Lindeman, Michael Legg, Meredith Makeham, Daniel Moses, Dauda Badmus, Craig Campbell, Rae-Anne Hardie, Julie Li, Euan McCaughey, Gorkem Sezgin, Judith Thomas, Nasir Wabe
INTRODUCTION: The failure to follow-up pathology and medical imaging test results poses patient-safety risks which threaten the effectiveness, quality and safety of patient care. The objective of this project is to: (1) improve the effectiveness and safety of test-result management through the establishment of clear governance processes of communication, responsibility and accountability; (2) harness health information technology (IT) to inform and monitor test-result management; (3) enhance the contribution of consumers to the establishment of safe and effective test-result management systems...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
Ariel Berger, Gary Inglese, George Skountrianos, Tonny Karlsmark, Mustafa Oguz
PURPOSE: To assess the cost-effectiveness of a ceramide-infused skin barrier (CIB) versus other skin barriers (standard of care) among patients who have undergone ostomy creation. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis, based on a decision-analytic model that was estimated using data from the ADVOCATE (A Study Determining Variances in Ostomy Skin Conditions And The Economic Impact) trial, which investigated stoma-related healthcare costs over 12 weeks among patients who recently underwent fecal ostomy, and from other sources...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Osamu Nishida, Hiroshi Ogura, Moritoki Egi, Seitaro Fujishima, Yoshiro Hayashi, Toshiaki Iba, Hitoshi Imaizumi, Shigeaki Inoue, Yasuyuki Kakihana, Joji Kotani, Shigeki Kushimoto, Yoshiki Masuda, Naoyuki Matsuda, Asako Matsushima, Taka-Aki Nakada, Satoshi Nakagawa, Shin Nunomiya, Tomohito Sadahiro, Nobuaki Shime, Tomoaki Yatabe, Yoshitaka Hara, Kei Hayashida, Yutaka Kondo, Yuka Sumi, Hideto Yasuda, Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Takeo Azuhata, Kent Doi, Matsuyuki Doi, Naoyuki Fujimura, Ryota Fuke, Tatsuma Fukuda, Koji Goto, Ryuichi Hasegawa, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Hatakeyama, Mineji Hayakawa, Toru Hifumi, Naoki Higashibeppu, Katsuki Hirai, Tomoya Hirose, Kentaro Ide, Yasuo Kaizuka, Tomomichi Kan'o, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Akihisa Matsuda, Shotaro Matsumoto, Masaharu Nagae, Mutsuo Onodera, Tetsu Ohnuma, Kiyohiro Oshima, Nobuyuki Saito, So Sakamoto, Masaaki Sakuraya, Mikio Sasano, Norio Sato, Atsushi Sawamura, Kentaro Shimizu, Kunihiro Shirai, Tetsuhiro Takei, Muneyuki Takeuchi, Kohei Takimoto, Takumi Taniguchi, Hiroomi Tatsumi, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Naoya Yama, Kazuma Yamakawa, Chizuru Yamashita, Kazuto Yamashita, Takeshi Yoshida, Hiroshi Tanaka, Shigeto Oda
Background and purpose: The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016 (J-SSCG 2016), a Japanese-specific set of clinical practice guidelines for sepsis and septic shock created jointly by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, was first released in February 2017 and published in the Journal of JSICM , [2017; Volume 24 (supplement 2)] 10.3918/jsicm.24S0001 and Journal of Japanese Association for Acute Medicine [2017; Volume 28, (supplement 1)] http://onlinelibrary...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
Jong-In Kim, Tae-Young Choi, Ji Hee Jun, Hee Kang, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is claimed to improve the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Currently, no systematic reviews are performed for acupuncture on LUTS in patients with Parkinson's diseases (PD). This review aims to evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of LUTS in PD. METHODS AND ANALYSES: Eleven databases will be searched from their inception. These include PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases, and 1 Chinese medical database...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Chrisanne Wilks, Erik Krisle, Kimberly Westrich, Kristina Lunner, David Muhlestein, Robert Dubois
BACKGROUND: Optimized medication use involves the effective use of medications for better outcomes, improved patient experience, and lower costs. Few studies systematically gather data on the actions accountable care organizations (ACOs) have taken to optimize medication use. OBJECTIVES: To (a) assess how ACOs optimize medication use; (b) establish an association between efforts to optimize medication use and achievement on financial and quality metrics; (c) identify organizational factors that correlate with optimized medication use; and (d) identify barriers to optimized medication use...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Samuel W D Merriel, Margaret T May, Richard M Martin
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with nearly 40 000 diagnosed in 2014; and it is the second most common cause of male cancer-related mortality. The clinical conundrum is that most men live with prostate cancer rather than die from it, while existing treatments have significant associated morbidity. Recent studies have shown very low mortality rates (1% after a median of 10-year follow-up) and no treatment-related reductions in mortality, in men with localised prostate cancer...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Open
Katy Vincent, Andrew Baranowski, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Judy Birch, Ying Cheong, Roman Cregg, Jane Daniels, Catherine A Hewitt, Gary J Macfarlane, Lee Middleton, Wojciech Szubert, Irene Tracey, Amanda C de C Williams, Andrew W Horne
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects more than 1 million UK women with associated healthcare costs of £158 million annually. Current evidence supporting interventions when no underlying pathology is identified is very limited and treatment is frequently inadequate. Gabapentin (a GABA analogue) is efficacious and often well tolerated in other chronic pain conditions. We have completed a successful pilot randomised controlled trial Gabapentin for Pelvic Pain 1 (GaPP1) and here describe the protocol for our definitive multicentre trial to assess the efficacy of gabapentin in the management of CPP in women Gabapentin for Pelvic Pain 2 (GaPP2)...
January 31, 2018: BMJ Open
Ji Hee Jun, Hye Won Lee, Junhua Zhang, Fengwen Yang, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Danggui Liuhuang (DLH) decoction is a traditional herbal medicine that is widely used in East Asia to treat menopausal symptoms. Most of the available clinical trials that investigated DLH decoction have been included in this review. The objectives of this protocol are to provide the information of how to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of DLH decoction for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Fourteen databases will be searched from inception until February 2018...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jeanette Schultz Johansen, Kjerstin Havnes, Kjell H Halvorsen, Stine Haustreis, Lillann Wilsgård Skaue, Elena Kamycheva, Liv Mathiesen, Kirsten K Viktil, Anne Gerd Granås, Beate H Garcia
INTRODUCTION: Drug-related problems (DRPs) are common in the elderly, leading to suboptimal therapy, hospitalisations and increased mortality. The integrated medicines management (IMM) model is a multifactorial interdisciplinary methodology aiming to optimise individual medication therapy throughout the hospital stay. IMM has been shown to reduce readmissions and drug-related hospital readmissions. Using the IMM model as a template, we have designed an intervention aiming both to improve medication safety in hospitals, and communication across the secondary and primary care interface...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Open
Brenda Agyeiwaa Poku, Ann-Louise Caress, Susan Kirk
BACKGROUND: Sickle Cell Disease is the commonest monogenic haemoglobinopathy worldwide. Living with a long-term condition such as sickle cell disease during adolescence constitutes a significant challenge for the key stakeholders due to the combined effects of chronic illness and adolescent development. For adolescents with sickle cell disease to be cared for and supported appropriately and effectively, it is crucial that health professionals have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how adolescents experience living with the condition...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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