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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409577/proper-antibiotic-use-in-a-home-based-primary-care-population-treated-for-urinary-tract-infections
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Megan E Gee, James Ford, Erin L Conway, Michael C Ott, John A Sellick, Kari A Mergenhagen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the trends associated with diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI) in a home-based primary care population of Veterans Health System patients from 2006 to 2015. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Veterans Healthcare System. PARTICIPANTS: Home-based primary care patients treated for UTI from 2006 to 2015. INTERVENTIONS: None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Appropriate therapy was determined based on the McGeer criteria...
February 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405024/-travel-preparations-for-patients-receiving-peritoneal-dialysis
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Shu-Chi Lu, Wen-Chuan Lin
People who receive peritoneal dialysis (PD) have more freedom than those who are on hemodialysis. However, some PD patients have difficulty adapting to their new environment and thus remain largely homebound. When they work or travel abord, who cannot rely wholly on others, these patients must handle certain life problems alone. It is essential for nursing staff to help PD patients to prepare for overcoming typical inconveniences, improving quality of life, and handling unfamiliar environments. The present study assists patients to arrange domestic and foreign tourism and to participate in various activities...
February 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378023/the-bidirectional-relationship-between-depressive-symptoms-and-homebound-status-among-older-adults
#3
Xiaoling Xiang, Ruopeng An, Hyunsung Oh
Objectives: This study aimed to examine the bidirectional relationship between depressive symptoms and homebound status among older adults. Method: The study sample included 7,603 community-dwelling older adults from the National Health and Aging Trends Study. A bivariate latent state-trait model of depressive symptoms and homebound status was estimated via structural equation modeling. Results: The model fit the data well (Root Mean Square Error of Approximation = ...
January 25, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374478/operation-and-challenges-of-home-based-medical-practices-in-the-us-findings-from-six-aggregated-case-studies
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Gregory J Norman, Kristann Orton, Amy Wade, Andrea M Morris, Jill C Slaboda
BACKGROUND: Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a multidisciplinary, ongoing care strategy that can provide cost-effective, in-home treatment to meet the needs of the approximately four million homebound, medically complex seniors in the U.S. Because there is no single model of HBPC that can be adopted across all types of health organizations and U.S. geographic regions, we conducted a six-site HBPC practice assessment to better understand different operation structures, common challenges, and approaches to delivering HBPC...
January 27, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240371/meeting-the-needs-of-the-complex-older-adult-patient-with-urinary-retention-a-case-study
#5
Boss Goldstein, David S Goldfarb
This article presents a case study of how a homebound older adult patient with urinary retention is managed by a patient-centered medical home/transitional care model. A description of how a root cause analysis can effectively improve outcomes is also provided.
March 2017: Urologic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224700/preventing-weakness-and-stiffness-a-top-priority-for-health-and-social-care
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Muir Gray, Kenny Butler
With growing evidence that sarcopenia, disability and frailty can be prevented with physical activity, people living with pain, stiffness and weakness due to a musculoskeletal condition should be offered physical activity as a preventive strategy. By changing beliefs and attitudes towards ageing and raising the value and importance of physical activity, disability can be avoided or delayed and the costly burden of social care lessened. The effects of ageing and the effects of muscle strength loss are often confused...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180228/telehealth-and-telenursing-using-simulation-for-pre-licensure-usa-students
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M Lister, J Vaughn, J Brennan-Cook, M Molloy, M Kuszajewski, R J Shaw
An innovative simulation was used to teach pre-licensure USA nursing students about telenursing for screening, assessment, and patient education during a home visit. The students used telepresence technology to deliver nursing care to a homebound geriatric patient. After the simulation, students (N = 73) felt increased confidence with the skills needed to deliver telenursing care and in using telepresence technology. Students reported that they modified and improved their communication in order to adapt to perceived barriers posed by the new technology...
October 28, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095335/teaching-home-based-primary-care
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Jennifer M Reckrey, Katherine A Ornstein, Ania Wajnberg, M Victoria Kopke, Linda V DeCherrie
Despite the growing homebound population and the development of innovative models of care that work to bring care to people in their homes, home visits are not a routine part of education for many healthcare providers. This manuscript describes the experience of Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors teaching home-based primary care to learners of various disciplines and reports the results of a survey performed to assess trainee experience. Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors is the largest academic home-based primary care program in the country and trainees of various disciplines have nearly 1,700 contact days annually of directly supervised clinical teaching...
November 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089914/development-and-evaluation-of-a-cognitive-training-game-for-older-people-a-design-based-approach
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Ming-Hsin Lu, Weijane Lin, Hsiu-Ping Yueh
In the research field of cognitive aging, games have gained attention as training interventions to remediate age-related deficits. Cognitive training games on computer, video and mobile platforms have shown ample and positive support. However, the generalized effects are not agreed upon unanimously, and the game tasks are usually simple and decontextualized due to the limitations of measurements. This study adopted a qualitative approach of design-based research (DBR) to systematically review and pragmatically examine the regime, presentation and feedback design of a cognitive training game for older adults...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062593/clinical-criteria-versus-a-possible-research-case-definition-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
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Leonard A Jason, Stephanie McManimen, Madison Sunnquist, Julia L Newton, Elin Bolle Strand
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently developed clinical criteria for what had been known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Given the broad nature of the clinical IOM criteria, there is a need for a research definition that would select a more homogenous and impaired group of patients than the IOM clinical criteria. At the present time, it is unclear what will serve as the research definition. PURPOSE: The current study focused on a research definition which selected homebound individuals who met the four IOM criteria, excluding medical and psychiatric co-morbidities...
2017: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060447/wireless-gyroscope-platform-enabled-by-a-portable-media-device-for-quantifying-wobble-board-therapy
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Robert LeMoyne, Timothy Mastroianni
The wobble board enables a therapy strategy for rehabilitation of the ankle foot complex. Quantification of therapy, such as through the use of a wobble board, can facilitate a therapist's acuity for advancing and optimizing the overall therapy strategy. The portable media device, such as an iPod, can be equipped with a software application to function as a wireless gyroscope platform. Integration of the wobble board with the portable media device functioning as a wireless gyroscope enables the potential for patient to therapist interaction through connectivity to the Internet...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053531/nursing-student-collaborative-with-meals-on-wheels-home-visits-for-at-risk-senior-adults
#12
Susan Campbell, Jill M Berg
Nursing students at Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus are taking part in a program to provide care for homebound senior adults enrolled in home delivery meal services. Students perform home safety, functional, and cognitive assessments while learning the challenges of meeting nutritional needs of an at-risk senior adult population. This article outlines the program and its outcomes after two years of collaboration. Meals on Wheels is identified as an innovative placement for meeting nursing program outcomes and clinical practice hours...
October 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048520/pain-acceptance-as-a-predictor-of-medical-utilization-and-school-absenteeism-in-adolescents-with-chronic-pain
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Michelle A Clementi, Grace S Kao, Evelyn Monico
Objective: Identifying factors contributing to high medical utilization and productivity loss is important, given the high cost of pediatric chronic pain. The current study examined chronic pain acceptance as a predictor of medical utilization and school absenteeism in adolescents with chronic pain. Methods: In all, 122 adolescents (aged 12-21 years) with chronic pain and their parents/guardians completed questionnaires assessing medical visits (past 6 months), medication usage, and number of school absences (past month)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031914/bringing-the-medical-home-back-home-in-the-context-of-population-health-home-based-primary-care-and-home-based-palliative-care
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Christine S Ritchie, Bruce Leff
With the growth of value-based care, payers and health systems have begun to appreciate the need to provide enhanced services to homebound adults. Recent studies have shown that home-based medical services for this high-cost, high-need population reduce costs and improve outcomes. Home-based medical care services have two flavors that are related to historical context and specialty background-home-based primary care and home-based palliative care. While the type of services provided by home-based primary care and home-based palliative care (together termed "home-based medical care") overlap, home-based primary care tends to encompass longitudinal and preventive care, while home-based palliative care often provides services for shorter durations focused more on distress management and goals of care clarification...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977536/transabdominal-robot-assisted-diaphragmatic-plication-a-3-5-year-experience
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Sreeja Biswas Roy, Cassandra Haworth, Taylor Ipsen, Paul Kang, David Hill, Annie Do, Elbert Kuo
OBJECTIVES: Diaphragmatic paralysis, a known cause of dyspnoea, can drastically reduce breathing efficiency, diminishing quality of life. We report our 3.5-year experience with 22 consecutive patients who underwent transabdominal, robot-assisted diaphragmatic plication for diaphragmatic paralysis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 22 consecutive patients who underwent this procedure by a single surgeon from 5 September 2012 to 12 May 2016. The primary outcome measure was change in dyspnoea severity, which was measured with the 5-point Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale (a score of 5 indicates breathlessness so severe, the individual is homebound)...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871007/occurrence-of-depressive-tendency-and-associated-social-factors-among-elderly-persons-forced-by-the-great-east-japan-earthquake-and-nuclear-disaster-to-live-as-long-term-evacuees-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Yujiro Kuroda, Hajime Iwasa, Aya Goto, Kazuki Yoshida, Kumiko Matsuda, Yumi Iwamitsu, Seiji Yasumura
PURPOSE: This study examined the incidence of depression and associated factors among elderly persons from Iitate village after the March 2011 earthquake. METHOD: This was a prospective cohort study. As a baseline survey, in May 2010 a self-assessment Basic Checklist (BCL) was distributed to 1611 elderly villagers, of which 1277 responded. Of these respondents, 885 without a tendency to depression (69.3%) were given a follow-up survey in May 2013. The BCL was used to assess depression tendency, instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), physical function, nutritional status, oral function, homeboundness, cognitive function and social activities...
September 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867476/using-scenarios-and-personas-to-enhance-the-effectiveness-of-heuristic-usability-evaluations-for-older-adults-and-their-care-team
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Laura Kneale, Sean Mikles, Yong K Choi, Hilaire Thompson, George Demiris
OBJECTIVE: Using heuristics to evaluate user experience is a common methodology for human-computer interaction studies. One challenge of this method is the inability to tailor results towards specific end-user needs. This manuscript reports on a method that uses validated scenarios and personas of older adults and care team members to enhance heuristics evaluations of the usability of commercially available personal health records for homebound older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our work extends the Chisnell and Redish heuristic evaluation methodology by using a protocol that relies on multiple expert reviews of each system...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794581/comparison-of-general-versus-isolated-regional-anesthesia-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-propensity-matched-cohort-analysis
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David Y Ding, Siddharth A Mahure, Brent Mollon, Steven D Shamah, Joseph D Zuckerman, Young W Kwon
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative anesthetic typically consists of either general anesthesia (GA) or isolated regional anesthesia (RA). METHODS: A retrospective propensity-matched cohort analysis on patients undergoing TSA was performed to determine differences between GA and RA in regard to patient population, complications, LOS and hospital readmission. RESULTS: 4158 patients underwent TSA with GA or isolated RA. Propensity-matching resulted in 912 patients in each cohort...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774381/first-in-human-closed-chest-transcatheter-superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
#19
Kanishka Ratnayaka, John W Moore, Rodrigo Rios, Robert J Lederman, Sanjeet R Hegde, Howaida G El-Said
BACKGROUND: In the care of patients with congenital heart disease, percutaneous interventional treatments have supplanted many surgical approaches for simple lesions, such as atrial septal defect. By contrast, complex congenital heart defects continue to require open-heart surgery. In single-ventricle patients, a staged approach is employed, which requires multiple open-heart surgeries and significant attendant morbidity and mortality. A nonsurgical transcatheter alternative would be attractive...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753675/can-home-care-for-homebound-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-reduce-hospitalizations-and-costs
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Boris Punchik, Roman Komarov, Dmitry Gavrikov, Anna Semenov, Tamar Freud, Ella Kagan, Yury Goldberg, Yan Press
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF), a common problem in adults, is associated with multiple hospitalizations, high mortality rates and high costs. PURPOSE: To evaluate whether home care for homebound patients with CHF reduces healthcare service utilization and overall costs. METHODS: A retrospective study of healthcare utilization among homebound patients who received home care for CHF from 2012-1015. The outcome measures were number of hospital admissions per month, total number of hospitalization days and days for CHF only, emergency room visits, and overall costs...
2017: PloS One
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