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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
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Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319312/exploratory-study-of-australian-aged-care-staff-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-later-life-sexuality
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Yung-Hui Chen, Cindy Jones, Debora Osborne
OBJECTIVE: To explore aged care staff knowledge and attitudes towards later life sexuality and attitudes about intimacy in people with dementia. METHODS: Fifty-two care staff working in two aged care facilities with secure dementia care units were recruited. Knowledge and attitudes on later life sexuality and attitudes towards later life sexuality in people with dementia were surveyed using the Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale and the selected eight items of the Staff Attitudes about Intimacy and Dementia, respectively...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315116/evaluating-the-prevalence-of-potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-adults-in-intermediate-care-facilities-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Anna Millar, Carmel Hughes, Cristín Ryan
Background Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) [encompassing potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs)], is prevalent amongst older adults in primary and secondary care. However, PIP prevalence in intermediate care (IC) is unknown. Objective To determine the prevalence of PIMs/PPOs and associated patient factors. Setting Three IC facilities in Northern Ireland. Method The Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions and the Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment were used to identify PIP over 8 weeks...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314465/data-capture-and-communication-during-transfers-to-definitive-care-in-an-inclusive-trauma-system
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Nori L Bradley, Naisan Garraway, Nathaniel Bell, Nasira Lakha, S Morad Hameed
INTRODUCTION: Background trauma survivors in rural areas transferred to urban centers have higher mortality than trauma patients admitted directly to urban centers. Transfer data in trauma registries is important for injury control. Prehospital and early physiologic data may reflect processes of pre-hospital care. British Columbia currently has no standardized process for trauma patient data transfer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective data analysis for major trauma patients (ISS>15) transferred to a Level I trauma center over a 1year period (n=243)...
November 5, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314434/acceptability-of-medication-and-nonmedication-treatment-for-insomnia-among-female-veterans-effects-of-age-insomnia-severity-and-psychiatric-symptoms
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Najwa C Culver, Yeonsu Song, Sarah Kate McGowan, Constance H Fung, Michael N Mitchell, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Joseph M Dzierzewski, Karen R Josephson, Stella Jouldjian, Donna L Washington, Elizabeth M Yano, C Amanda Schweizer, Cathy A Alessi, Jennifer L Martin
PURPOSE: Female veterans are at high risk for sleep problems, and there is a need to provide effective treatment for this population who experience insomnia. This study's primary goal was to compare the acceptability of medication versus nonmedication treatments for insomnia among female veterans. In addition, we examined the role of patient age, severity of sleep disturbance, and psychiatric symptoms on acceptability of each treatment approach and on the differences in acceptability between these approaches...
November 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306141/the-attributable-burden-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-to-long-term-care-facilities-stay-a-clinical-study
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Styliani Karanika, Christos Grigoras, Myrto E Flokas, Michail Alevizakos, Tori Kinamon, Erna M Kojic, Eleftherios Mylonakis
BACKGROUND: Advanced age, history of hospitalization, and antibiotic consumption are associated with the pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) represent a setting where CDI has been increasingly reported. We aimed to estimate the actual attributable burden of CDI to LTCF stay and determine the characteristics of the disease epidemiology in this setting. DESIGN: IRB-approved retrospective cohort study. SETTING: LTCF and community...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302425/characteristics-of-pediatric-emergency-revisits-after-an-asthma-related-hospitalization
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Laurie H Johnson, Andrew F Beck, Robert S Kahn, Bin Huang, Patrick H Ryan, Kelly K Olano, Katherine A Auger
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We identify and characterize factors related to subsequent emergency revisits among children hospitalized for asthma. METHODS: This population-based, prospective, observational cohort included children aged 2 to 16 years, hospitalized for asthma at an urban pediatric facility and followed for greater than or equal to 12 months. The primary outcome was asthma-related emergency revisit within 12 months of discharge. Revisits were identified by billing codes, respiratory chief complaints, and medications administered (eg, albuterol, systemic corticosteroids), dispensed, or prescribed...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301539/identifying-inequities-in-maternal-and-child-health-through-risk-stratification-to-inform-health-systems-strengthening-in-northern-togo
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Katharine J McCarthy, Sandra Braganza, Kevin Fiori, Christophe Gbeleou, Vivien Kpakpo, Andrew Lopez, Jennifer Schechter, Alicia Singham Goodwin, Heidi E Jones
OBJECTIVE: In Togo, substantial progress in maternal and child health is needed to reach global development goals. To better inform clinic and community-based health services, this study identifies factors associated with maternal and child health care utilization in the Kara region of Northern Togo. METHODS: We conducted a population-representative household survey of four health clinic catchment areas of 1,075 women of reproductive age in 2015. Multivariable logistic regression was used to model individual and structural factors associated with utilization of four maternal and child health services...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301447/mercury-spill-responses-five-states-2012-2015
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Ryan J Wozniak, Anne E Hirsch, Christina R Bush, Stuart Schmitz, Jeff Wenzel
Despite measures to educate the public about the dangers of elemental mercury, spills continue to occur in homes, schools, health care facilities, and other settings, endangering the public's health and requiring costly cleanup. Mercury is most efficiently absorbed by the lungs, and exposure to high levels of mercury vapor after a release can cause cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, and visual disturbances (1). Children and fetuses are most susceptible to the adverse effects of mercury vapor exposure...
March 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299966/family-planning-services-for-incarcerated-women-models-for-filling-an-unmet-need
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Carolyn Sufrin, Sara Baird, Jennifer Clarke, Elizabeth Feldman
Purpose Incarcerated women around the globe are predominantly of reproductive age. Most of these women have been pregnant before, and many want to be sexually active and avoid pregnancy upon release. Yet few of these women are on a regular method of contraception. Providing contraceptive services for women in custody benefits individual and public health goals of reducing unintended pregnancy. This policy briefing reviews evidence for an unmet need for family planning in the correctional setting, and policy implications for expanding services...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299815/effects-of-substituting-nurse-practitioners-physician-assistants-or-nurses-for-physicians-concerning-healthcare-for-the-aging-population-a-systematic-literature-review
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Marleen H Lovink, Anke Persoon, Raymond T C M Koopmans, Anneke J A H Van Vught, Lisette Schoonhoven, Miranda G H Laurant
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of substituting nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians in long-term care facilities and primary healthcare for the aging population (primary aim) and to describe what influences the implementation (secondary aim). BACKGROUND: Healthcare for the aging population is undergoing major changes and physicians face heavy workloads. A solution to guarantee quality and contain costs might be to substitute nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296989/premature-mortality-among-patients-recently-discharged-from-their-first-inpatient-psychiatric-treatment
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Florian Walter, Matthew J Carr, Pearl L H Mok, Aske Astrup, Sussie Antonsen, Carsten B Pedersen, Jenny Shaw, Roger T Webb
Importance: Nationwide cohorts provide sufficient statistical power for examining premature, cause-specific mortality in patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric services. Objective: To investigate premature mortality in a nationwide cohort of patients recently discharged from inpatient psychiatric treatment at ages 15 to 44 years. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-cohort design included all persons born in Denmark (N = 1 683 385) between January 1, 1967, and December 31, 1996...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
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/28293286/who-seeks-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-care-in-kenya-a-descriptive-clinic-profile-at-a-tertiary-referral-facility
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Judy Wanjiru Kamau, Olayinka O Omigbodun, Tolulope Bella-Awusah, Babatunde Adedokun
BACKGROUND: The presence of psychiatric morbidity in the child and adolescent age group is demonstrable in various studies conducted in various settings in Kenya. This study set out to determine the psychiatric morbidity and socio-demographic profile of patients who eventually present for care at a tertiary specialist child and adolescent mental health clinic in Kenya. Knowledge of the patterns of presentation of disorders is crucial for planning of service scale up as well as serving as a useful training guide...
2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292563/hiv-task-sharing-between-nurses-and-physicians-in-nigeria-examining-the-correlates-of-nurse-self-efficacy-and-job-satisfaction
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Emilia Ngozi Iwu, William L Holzemer
A global shortfall of 12.9 million health care workers has been predicted to occur in the next two decades. Task sharing between physicians and nurses, a method used to help compensate for provider shortages, was shown to improve access to antiretroviral therapy in Africa, but led to nurses performing beyond their scopes of practice. We surveyed 508 nurses in task-shifted roles in Nigeria. Respondents (n = 399) provided information on age, years in practice, gender, registration status, employment site, and access to task-sharing training and mentoring...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292505/unintentional-methadone-and-buprenorphine-exposures-in-children-developing-prevention-messages
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Lauren Schwartz, Maria Mercurio-Zappala, Mary Ann Howland, Robert S Hoffman, Mark K Su
OBJECTIVES: To develop key messages for methadone and buprenorphine safety education material based on an analysis of calls to the NYC Poison Control Center (NYC PCC) and designed for distribution to caregivers of young children. METHODS: Retrospective review of all calls for children 5 years of age and younger involving methadone or buprenorphine from January 1, 2000, to June 15, 2014. A data abstraction form was completed for each case to capture patient demographics, exposure and caller sites, caller relation to patient, qualitative information regarding the exposure scenario, the product information, if naloxone was given, and the medical outcome of the case...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291446/military-and-civilian-collaboration-the-power-of-numbers
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Daniel J Stinner, Joseph C Wenke, James R Ficke, Wade Gordon, James Toledano, Anthony R Carlini, Daniel O Scharfstein, Ellen J MacKenzie, Michael J Bosse, Joseph R Hsu
The purpose of this study was to compare the number and types of extremity injuries treated at civilian trauma centers (CIV CENs) versus military treatment facilities (MTFs) participating in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) and to investigate the potential benefits of a clinical research network that includes both civilian trauma centers and MTFs. Two analyses were performed. First, registry data collected on all surgically treated fractures at four core MTFs and 21 CIV CENs over one year were compared...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290959/benefit-type-and-care-source-in-relation-to-mammography-screening-and-breast-cancer-stage-at-diagnosis-among-dod-beneficiaries
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Janna Manjelievskaia, Derek Brown, Stephanie Shao, Keith Hofmann, Craig D Shriver, Kangmin Zhu
BACKGROUND: Type of insurance and out-of-pocket costs influence the use of medical care. Specifically, type of insurance can impact an individual's likelihood of receiving a screening mammogram. Additionally, variation in tumor stage at diagnosis exists for patients with different types of insurance. It is not clear whether different benefit types and care sources differ in breast cancer care and outcomes among Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries. METHODS: The objective of this study was to examine differences in screening mammography and tumor stage at diagnosis between different benefit types (TRICARE Prime vs...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288543/renal-function-weaning-and-survival-in-patients-with-ventilator-dependent-respiratory-failure
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Debapriya Datta, Raymond J Foley, Rong Wu, James Grady, Paul Scalise
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury in acute critical illness has been associated with poor weaning and survival outcomes. The relation between renal dysfunction as defined by creatinine clearance (CrCl) and weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) is not known. The objective of this study was to determine the relation of measured CrCl to weaning and survival in patients on PMV. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 167 patients on PMV admitted to a long-term acute care facility for weaning over a 3-year period...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286546/contraceptive-availability-leads-to-increase-in-use-in-conflict-affected-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-evidence-from-cross-sectional-cluster-surveys-facility-assessments-and-service-statistics
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Sara E Casey, Martin Tshipamba
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian assistance standards mandate specific attention to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of conflict-affected populations. Despite these internationally recognised standards, access to SRH services is still often compromised in conflict settings. CARE in collaboration with the RAISE Initiative strengthened the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide contraceptive services in Maniema province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This study evaluated the effectiveness of this support for MOH health facility provision of contraception...
2017: Conflict and Health
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