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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545094/economic-evaluation-of-policy-options-for-dialysis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-under-the-universal-health-coverage-in-indonesia
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Afiatin, Levina Chandra Khoe, Erna Kristin, Lusiana Siti Masytoh, Eva Herlinawaty, Pitsaphun Werayingyong, Mardiati Nadjib, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Yot Teerawattananon
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the value for money and budget impact of offering hemodialysis (HD) as a first-line treatment, or the HD-first policy, and the peritoneal dialysis (PD) first policy compared to a supportive care option in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Indonesia. METHODS: A Markov model-based economic evaluation was performed using local and international data to quantify the potential costs and health-related outcomes in terms of life years (LYs) and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545093/ending-preventable-maternal-and-child-deaths-in-western-nigeria-do-women-utilize-the-life-lines
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Titilayo Olaitan, Ifeoma P Okafor, Adebayo T Onajole, Olayinka A Abosede
INTRODUCTION: Nigeria which constitutes just one percent of the world population, accounts for 13% of the world maternal and under-five mortality. Utilization of health care services has been an important determinant of maternal and child outcomes. The vast majority of maternal and child deaths could be prevented if women utilize the available life lines. The study objective was to determine utilization of maternal and child health care services among women of child bearing age in Western Nigeria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542833/why-are-patients-with-blood-cancers-more-likely-to-die-without-hospice
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Oreofe O Odejide, Angel M Cronin, Craig C Earle, James A Tulsky, Gregory A Abel
BACKGROUND: Although patients with blood cancers have significantly lower rates of hospice use than those with solid malignancies, data explaining this gap in end-of-life care are sparse. METHODS: In 2015, we conducted a mailed survey of a randomly selected sample of hematologic oncologists in the United States to characterize their perspectives regarding the utility and adequacy of hospice for blood cancer patients, as well as factors that might impact referral patterns...
May 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541782/using-simulation-as-a-learning-experience-in-clinical-teams-to-learn-about-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-a-literature-review
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Duncan Randall, David Garbutt, Michaela Barnard
Simulation has been shown to improve the preparedness of practitioners in acute care. In this review we evaluate using simulation to prepare practitioners to deliver palliative care in multidisciplinary teams. The Joanna Briggs Institute approach was used and seventeen studies selected. The thematic analysis of the literature fitted well with Gabby et al pyramid approach to health improvement suggesting that simulation can be used in teams to learn technical, soft and learning skills of delivering palliative care...
May 25, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537332/comparison-of-intermittent-fasting-versus-caloric-restriction-in-obese-subjects-a-two-year-follow-up
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F B Aksungar, M Sarıkaya, A Coskun, M Serteser, I Unsal
OBJECTIVE: Caloric restriction (CR) is proven to be effective in increasing life span and it is well known that, nutritional habits, sleeping pattern and meal frequency have profound effects on human health. In Ramadan some Muslims fast during the day-light hours for a month, providing us a unique model of intermittent fasting (IF) in humans. In the present study, we have investigated the effects of IF versus CR on the same non-diabetic obese subjects who were followed for two years according to the growth hormone (GH)/Insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1 axis and insulin resistance...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534004/integrating-health-and-transportation-in-nashville-tennessee-usa-from-policy-to-projects
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Leslie A Meehan, Geoffrey P Whitfield
The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is among the first MPOs in the United States to recognize the interplay of transportation and public health, particularly regarding physical activity, air pollution, and traffic crashes. The Nashville MPO has taken a multifaceted approach to simultaneously improve the transportation system, quality of life, and health status of the region's population. The purpose of this paper is to describe the multiple programs and projects that the MPO has undertaken to this end, so that other cities might learn from Nashville's example...
March 2017: Journal of Transport & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532236/evaluating-the-american-nurses-association-s-arguments-against-nurse-participation-in-assisted-suicide
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Eric Vogelstein
This discussion paper critically assesses the American Nurses Association's stated arguments against nurse participation in assisted suicide, as found in its current (2013) position statement. Seven distinct arguments can be gleaned from the American Nurses Association's statement, based on (1) the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements and its injunction against nurses acting with the sole intent to end life, (2) the risks of abuse and misuse of assisted suicide, (3) nursing's social contract or covenant with society, (4) the contention that nurses must not harm their patients, (5) the sanctity of life, (6) the traditions of nursing, and (7) the fundamental goals of nursing...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526563/live-cell-imaging-and-analysis-of-lipid-droplets-biogenesis-in-hcv-infected-cells
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Inbar Nevo-Yassaf, Marcos Lovelle, Yaacov Nahmias, Koret Hirschberg, Ella H Sklan
Lipid droplets (LDs) are regulated neutral lipid storage organelles having a central role in numerous cellular processes as well as in various pathologies such as metabolic disorders, immune responses and during pathogen infection. Several viruses were found to use the interface between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and LDs as the site for replication and assembly. Due to the growing significance of LDs, extensive efforts are made to study the mechanism and the dynamics of their formation and life history and how are these diverted or modified by pathogens...
May 16, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526329/a-behaviour-change-intervention-to-reduce-sedentary-time-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, Jennifer Alison, Sarah Dennis, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Lissa Spencer, Renae McNamara, Susan Sims, Zoe McKeough
INTRODUCTION: Replacing sedentary behaviour with light intensity physical activity (ie, activities classified as less than three metabolic equivalents, such as slow-paced walking) may be a more realistic strategy for reducing cardiometabolic risk in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than only aiming to increase levels of moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity. Behaviour change interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have not yet been developed or tested...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524930/nutrition-support-in-hospitalised-adults-at-nutritional-risk
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Joshua Feinberg, Emil Eik Nielsen, Steven Kwasi Korang, Kirstine Halberg Engell, Marie Skøtt Nielsen, Kang Zhang, Maria Didriksen, Lisbeth Lund, Niklas Lindahl, Sara Hallum, Ning Liang, Wenjing Xiong, Xuemei Yang, Pernille Brunsgaard, Alexandre Garioud, Sanam Safi, Jane Lindschou, Jens Kondrup, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of disease-related malnutrition in Western European hospitals is estimated to be about 30%. There is no consensus whether poor nutritional status causes poorer clinical outcome or if it is merely associated with it. The intention with all forms of nutrition support is to increase uptake of essential nutrients and improve clinical outcome. Previous reviews have shown conflicting results with regard to the effects of nutrition support. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of nutrition support versus no intervention, treatment as usual, or placebo in hospitalised adults at nutritional risk...
May 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514961/how-many-people-will-need-palliative-care-in-2040-past-trends-future-projections-and-implications-for-services
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S N Etkind, A E Bone, B Gomes, N Lovell, C J Evans, I J Higginson, F E M Murtagh
BACKGROUND: Current estimates suggest that approximately 75% of people approaching the end-of-life may benefit from palliative care. The growing numbers of older people and increasing prevalence of chronic illness in many countries mean that more people may benefit from palliative care in the future, but this has not been quantified. The present study aims to estimate future population palliative care need in two high-income countries. METHODS: We used mortality statistics for England and Wales from 2006 to 2014...
May 18, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514908/using-action-learning-sets-to-support-change-in-end-of-life-care
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Karen Gillett, Liz Reed, Liz Bryan
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe the delivery of facilitated action learning sets as an integral component of a multidisciplinary end-of-life care course. Design/methodology/approach The educational intervention described in this paper is delivered by specialist palliative care practitioners to those working with dying patients and their families in non-specialist settings. The programme consists of two components: the first taught/experience-based component takes place in a hospice. The second integral component involves action learning sets which are facilitated by specialist palliative care staff over a six-month period...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509779/gas-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-surgery-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Benjamin S Storm, Stine Andreasen, Anders Hovland, Erik W Nielsen
During a period of 1 month, 3 episodes of probable or actual venous air embolism occurred during hysteroscopic surgery. All patients developed the same symptoms of ventilatory and hemodynamic decompensation, beginning with a reduction in end-tidal carbon dioxide, arterial desaturation, and cyanosis on the upper trunk, and rapidly progressed to hypotension and 2 cardiac arrests. While entrainment of some air is common during hysteroscopy, life-threatening embolism is a rare but serious complication for which an anesthetist needs to be vigilant and prepared...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502872/the-subcutaneous-icd-post-market-approval-study-clinical-characteristic-and-perioperative-results
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Michael R Gold, Johan D Aasbo, Mikhael F El-Chami, Mark Niebauer, John Herre, Jordan M Prutkin, Bradley P Knight, Steven Kutalek, Kevin Hsu, Raul Weiss, Eric Bass, Michael Husby, Timothy M Stivland, Martin C Burke
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) was developed to reduce short and long-term complications associated with transvenous ICD (TV-ICD) leads. Early multicenter studies included younger patients with less LV systolic dysfunction and fewer comorbidities than traditional ICD cohorts. OBJECTIVE: To characterize patient selection and the acute performance of the S-ICD in a contemporary real world setting. METHODS: The S-ICD PAS is a prospective registry involving 86 US centers...
May 11, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499745/distress-in-caregivers-accompanying-patients-to-an-emergency-department-a-scoping-review
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Thom Ringer, Daniel Moller, Adam Mutsaers
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial research interest in caregiver distress in the emergency department (ED), no recent review of the literature exists. OBJECTIVE: Our aims were to map primary research on caregiver distress in the ED, synthesize key concepts underpinning the literature, identify gaps, and provide guidance for future work. METHODS: We used a five-stage scoping review with tandem screening and data extraction. RESULTS: Of 2121 records, 29 studies were included...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499320/-costs-of-medial-care-of-mrsa-patients-at-the-end-of-life-in-a-geriatric-ward
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Thomas Adelhardt, Stefanie Hessemer, Katrin Docter, Cornel Sieber, Christoph Ostgathe, Oliver Schöffski
Objective The present study addresses the financial effects of incidences of MRSA in the geriatric ward of a German hospital on patients receiving end-of-life care. The main cost drivers will be identified and the costs calculated. Methodology A retrospective analysis for a period of one year was conducted for the geriatric ward of a German hospital. In addition to the duration of the patient's stay and the total costs of his/her case, individual cost categories such as personnel and material costs were also examined...
May 12, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498615/understanding-the-impact-of-haemodialysis-on-uk-nhs-patients-wellbeing-a-qualitative-investigation
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Daniel J W Jones, Kate Harvey, John P Harris, Laurie T Butler, Emma C Vaux
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: While haemodialysis (HD) is an effective treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the requirements and restrictions it imposes on patients can be onerous. The aim of the current study was to obtain UK National Health Service (NHS) patients' perspectives on the challenges arising from HD with the intention of identifying potential improvements. BACKGROUND: Depression rates are particularly high in those with ESRD, however, there is limited insight into the range of stressors associated with HD treatment within the NHS contributing to such high rates, particularly those of a cognitive or psychological nature...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498289/incidence-of-cancer-in-spinal-deformity-patients-receiving-high-dose-%C3%A2-40%C3%A2-mg-bone-morphogenetic-protein-rhbmp-2
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Christine Baldus, Michael P Kelly, Elizabeth L Yanik, Bettina F Drake, Azeem Ahmad, Addisu Mesfin, Keith H Bridwell
STUDY DESIGN: Level III, Retrospective observational OBJECTIVE.: To determine if there is an increased risk of developing cancer after exposure to high-dose recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) and if risk is dose and/or exposure-dependent. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Concerns have been raised regarding a relationship between rhBMP-2 and cancer. METHODS: 642 adult deformity patients from a single institution receiving a cumulative rhBMP-2 dose ≥40 mg from 7/2002-7/2009 were identified...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492520/an-ecologically-controlled-exoskeleton-can-improve-balance-recovery-after-slippage
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V Monaco, P Tropea, F Aprigliano, D Martelli, A Parri, M Cortese, R Molino-Lova, N Vitiello, S Micera
The evolution to bipedalism forced humans to develop suitable strategies for dynamically controlling their balance, ensuring stability, and preventing falling. The natural aging process and traumatic events such as lower-limb loss can alter the human ability to control stability significantly increasing the risk of fall and reducing the overall autonomy. Accordingly, there is an urgent need, from both end-users and society, for novel solutions that can counteract the lack of balance, thus preventing falls among older and fragile citizens...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489474/global-burden-of-sugar-related-dental-diseases-in-168-countries-and-corresponding-health-care-costs
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T Meier, P Deumelandt, O Christen, G I Stangl, K Riedel, M Langer
Oral diseases such as dental caries, edentulism (tooth loss), periodontal disease (PD), and oral cancer currently constitute an increased major public health burden across the globe, with significant differences between countries. One of the main drivers of caries, edentulism, and PD is the excessive intake of sugars. Here, we aimed to quantify the global sugar-related dental health and cost burden in the year 2010. This study used a health-econometrical model to calculate the disease burden as well as the direct and indirect costs attributable to the intake of free sugars (mono- and disaccharides [MDS])...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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