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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785104/respiratory-medication-used-in-copd-patients-from-seven-latin-american-countries-the-lassyc-study
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Alejandro Casas, Maria Montes de Oca, Ana Mb Menezes, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Maria Victorina Lopez Varela, Laura Mendoza, Larissa Ramírez, Marc Miravitlles
Background: Limited information is available regarding medication use in COPD patients from Latin America. This study evaluated the type of medication used and the adherence to different inhaled treatments in stable COPD patients from the Latin American region. Methods: This was an observational, cross-sectional, multinational, and multicenter study in COPD patients attended by specialist doctors from seven Latin American countries. Adherence to inhaled therapy was assessed using the Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) questionnaire...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782353/implementing-best-practice-into-the-emergency-department-triage-process
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Luke Burgess, Kathryn Kynoch, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Triage is the process by which emergency departments (EDs) sort patients presenting for medical treatment. The Australasian Triage Scale, validated to measure urgency, answers the question 'This patient should wait for medical assessment and treatment no longer than…' Multiple patients may present within short time frames, and some will have conditions that have outcomes directly related to timeliness of treatment such as stroke, sepsis and myocardial infarction. The safety of patients within the ED is thus directly related to the triage system...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782180/current-evidence-on-heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-as-a-complementary-anticraving-intervention
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Nour Alayan, Lucille Eller, Marsha E Bates, Dennis P Carmody
BACKGROUND: The limited success of conventional anticraving interventions encourages research into new treatment strategies. Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB), which is based on slowed breathing, was shown to improve symptom severity in various disorders. HRVB, and certain rates of controlled breathing (CB), may offer therapeutic potential as a complementary drug-free treatment option to help control substance craving. METHODS: This review evaluated current evidence on the effectiveness of HRVB and CB training as a complementary anticraving intervention, based on guidelines from the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781882/no-hiv-transmission-from-virally-suppressed-mothers-during-breastfeeding-in-rural-tanzania
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Ezekiel Luoga, Fiona Vanobberghen, Rahel Bircher, Amina Nyuri, Alex J Ntamatungiro, Dorcas Mnzava, Getrud J Mollel, Emilio Letang, Manuel Battegay, Maja Weisser, Anna Gamell
BACKGROUND: To what extent antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT) during breastfeeding remains unclear. We assessed the MTCT risk from mothers on ART to their infants during breastfeeding. SETTING: Ifakara, rural Tanzania. METHODS: We included infants born between 01/2013 and 05/2016 to mothers who initiated ART before delivery, had a negative HIV DNA-PCR at 4-12 weeks, and exclusively breastfed for ≥6 months...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781791/the-facilitators-and-challenges-of-dying-at-home-with-dementia-a-narrative-synthesis
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Caroline Mogan, Mari Lloyd-Williams, Karen Harrison Dening, Christopher Dowrick
BACKGROUND: It is reported that, given the right support, most people would prefer to die at home, yet a very small minority of people with dementia do so. At present, knowledge gaps remain on how best to support end-of-life care at home for people with dementia. AIM: To identify and understand the challenges and facilitators of providing end-of-life care at home for people with dementia. DESIGN: Narrative synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data...
June 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781721/current-prescription-status-of-antihypertensive-drugs-in-japanese-patients-with-hypertension-analysis-by-type-of-comorbidities
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Takayuki Ishida, Akinori Oh, Shinzo Hiroi, Yukio Shimasaki, Takuya Tsuchihashi
In 2014, the Japanese Society of Hypertension (JSH) issued revised guidelines for hypertension management. To assess adherence to the guidelines, this retrospective study evaluated the real-world status of antihypertensive drug prescribing for Japanese patients with hypertension, classified by comorbidity: diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, gout/hyperuricemia and renal diseases. Data on 59,867 hypertensive patients who received their first prescription for antihypertensive therapy between April 2014 and March 2015, were obtained from a medical insurance claims database for hospitals participating in the Diagnosis Procedure Combination/Per-Diem payment system...
May 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781696/barriers-to-tuberculosis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-treatment-guidelines-adherence-among-nurses-initiating-and-managing-anti-retroviral-therapy-in-kwazulu-natal-and-north-west-provinces
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Lufuno Makhado, Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, Jason E Farley
BACKGROUND:  Nurses, as front-line care providers in the South Africa's health care system, are called upon to deliver integrated interventions for tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (TB and HIV) including nurse-initiated management of anti-retroviral therapy (NIMART) and anti-TB treatment. Adherence to treatment guidelines and factors associated with non-adherence to treatment guidelines among nurses remain under explored. PURPOSE:  To explore and describe barriers to treatment guidelines adherence among nurses initiating and managing anti-retroviral therapy and anti-TB treatment in KwaZulu-Natal and North West provinces...
March 26, 2018: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781466/antiemetic-guidelines-using-education-to-improve-adherence-and-reduce-incidence-of-cinv-in-patients-receiving-highly-emetogenic-chemotherapy
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Corrine Mellin, Mallory Lexa, Ashley Leak Bryant, Susie Mason, Deborah K Mayer
BACKGROUND: With the development of increasingly effective antiemetic regimens, guideline adherence can prevent 70%-80% of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients with cancer. OBJECTIVES: This quality improvement project aims to increase rates of adherence to national guidelines and, ultimately, decrease rates of CINV experienced by patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy. METHODS: A retrospective chart analysis was performed...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781385/procalcitonin-guided-use-of-antibiotics-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
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David T Huang, Donald M Yealy, Michael R Filbin, Aaron M Brown, Chung-Chou H Chang, Yohei Doi, Michael W Donnino, Jonathan Fine, Michael J Fine, Michelle A Fischer, John M Holst, Peter C Hou, John A Kellum, Feras Khan, Michael C Kurz, Shahram Lotfipour, Frank LoVecchio, Octavia M Peck-Palmer, Francis Pike, Heather Prunty, Robert L Sherwin, Lauren Southerland, Thomas Terndrup, Lisa A Weissfeld, Jonathan Yabes, Derek C Angus
Background The effect of procalcitonin-guided use of antibiotics on treatment for suspected lower respiratory tract infection is unclear. Methods In 14 U.S. hospitals with high adherence to quality measures for the treatment of pneumonia, we provided guidance for clinicians about national clinical practice recommendations for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections and the interpretation of procalcitonin assays. We then randomly assigned patients who presented to the emergency department with a suspected lower respiratory tract infection and for whom the treating physician was uncertain whether antibiotic therapy was indicated to one of two groups: the procalcitonin group, in which the treating clinicians were provided with real-time initial (and serial, if the patient was hospitalized) procalcitonin assay results and an antibiotic use guideline with graded recommendations based on four tiers of procalcitonin levels, or the usual-care group...
May 20, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779824/assessing-the-appropriateness-of-parenteral-nutrition-use-in-hospitalized-patients-a-comparison-on-parenteral-nutrition-bag-prescription-in-different-wards-and-nutritional-outcomes
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Monica Laura Ponta, Laura Rabbione, Cristina Borgio, Eliana Quirico, Elena Patrito, Maria Novella Petrachi, Elisabetta Girotto, Marisa Sillano, Silvio Geninatti, Michela Zanardi, Andrea Pezzana
PURPOSE: Our aim is to assess parenteral nutrition (PN) bag prescription in hospitalized patients and evaluate clinical outcomes linked to PN therapy. METHODS: We performed an observational longitudinal retrospective study on PN prescription in a General Public Hospital in Turin, Italy, on ninety-five patients receiving PN prescribed by the Nutrition Support Team (NST). We described patients' demography and assessed nutritional outcomes, as well as PN bag prescription in different wards...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779395/training-the-next-generation-of-hiv-providers-impact-of-trainees-on-patient-satisfaction-in-an-urban-hiv-clinic
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Jacqueline E Sherbuk, Lydia Aoun Barakat
For persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), care by an HIV-specialist improves outcomes and satisfaction with one's HIV primary care provider (PCP) promotes engagement with care. In the United States, we are facing a workforce shortage of HIV providers. As we aim to train a new generation of HIV providers, it is unclear how PLWHA perceive their experience when cared for by trainees compared to experienced providers. Therefore we assessed patient satisfaction with HIV providers, both trainees in an HIV Primary Care residency program and HIV-specialists...
May 21, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778713/concluding-commentary-on-current-trends-to-enhance-the-clinical-safety-of-pediatric-transfusion-focusing-on-prevention-of-untoward-complications-of-hsc-transplantation-newer-strategies-for-improving-the-standards-of-safety-quality-of-stem-cells-expansion-for
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REVIEW
Irena Sniecinski, Jerard Seghatchian
Clinical practice and related diagnostic, development and research [DDR] strategies in pediatric transfusion and transplantation cover a broad range of multidisciplinary studies, performed by many professionals involved in this most challenging clinical field [1]. This commentary on the current position and future perspectives in pediatric transfusion field is aimed to highlight major unresolved transfusion complications in pediatric patients, namely red blood cell and platelet alloimmunisation, and new ones such as nosocomial infection, thrombosis and multi-organ failure...
May 16, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778437/state-level-adoption-of-national-guidelines-for-norovirus-outbreaks-in-health-care-settings
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Carl J Grafe, Catherine J Staes, Kensaku Kawamoto, Matthew H Samore, R Scott Evans
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support (CDS) systems can help investigators use best practices when responding to outbreaks, but variation in guidelines between jurisdictions can make such systems hard to develop and implement. This study aimed to identify (1) the extent to which state-level guidelines adhere to national recommendations for norovirus outbreak response in health care settings and (2) the impact of variation between states on outbreak outcomes. METHODS: State guidelines were obtained from Internet searches and direct contact with state public health officials in early 2016...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778236/challenges-in-implementation-of-institutional-protocols-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan
The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) encompasses ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation ACS (non-STEMI and unstable angina). In recent years, there have been improvements in the rates of death, cardiogenic shock, and recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with ACS, primarily due to the introduction of new pharmacological and interventional therapies, as well as the introduction of and adherence to new treatment guidelines. However, ACS still represents a considerable public health burden...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777848/effects-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-of-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-therapy-4-years-after-lower-extremity-arterial-revascularization
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M Thiney, N Della Schiava, R Ecochard, P Feugier, P Lermusiaux, A Millon, A Long
OBJECTIVES: All patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (LE-PAD) should benefit from recommended pharmacologic therapies including antiplatelet agents, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE) or Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), and HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitors (statins). In the present study, this triple therapy was defined as the best medical treatment. This study was designed to determine the current risk for cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality and also to evaluate the effect of pharmacologic treatment on patient's survival, CV events and additional vascular surgery in vascularized LE-PAD patients...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777320/ethical-issues-in-conducting-research-with-children-and-families-affected-by-disasters
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REVIEW
Regardt J Ferreira, Fred Buttell, Clare Cannon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We review topical evidence on ethical issues in conducting disaster research with children and families affected by natural disasters, with an emphasis on analyzing specific vulnerabilities associated with children and families affected by disasters, identifying significant findings and trends of ethical guidelines and approaches, and discussing key observations into ethical research in a disaster setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Current evidence indicates that there is a wide range of research methods for child disaster studies...
May 18, 2018: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777044/the-impact-of-sign-glaucoma-guidelines-on-false-positive-referrals-from-community-optometrists-in-central-scotland
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Samantha Sii, Ahmad Nasser, Cheng Yi Loo, Catherine Croghan, Alan Rotchford, Pankaj Kumar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence glaucoma guidelines 2009, the number of referrals from community optometrists to hospital eye services has increased across the UK, resulting in increase in first visit discharge rates (FVDRs). AIM: To assess the impact of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) 144 on quality of referrals from community optometrists. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study of patient records who attended as new adult glaucoma referrals to clinics in Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, was carried out across October-November 2014 (group 1) and September-October 2016 (group 2), before and after the introduction of SIGN 144...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776348/the-influence-of-cross-sectoral-treatment-models-on-patients-with-mental-disorders-in-germany-study-protocol-of-a-nationwide-long-term-evaluation-study-eva64
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Anne Neumann, Enno Swart, Dennis Häckl, Roman Kliemt, Stefanie March, Denise Küster, Katrin Arnold, Thomas Petzold, Fabian Baum, Martin Seifert, Jessika Weiß, Andrea Pfennig, Jochen Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Close, continuous and efficient collaboration between different professions and sectors of care is necessary to provide patient-centered care for individuals with mental disorders. The lack of structured collaboration between in- and outpatient care constitutes a limitation of the German health care system. Since 2012, a new law in Germany (§64b Social code book (SGB) V) has enabled the establishment of cross-sectoral and patient-centered treatment models in psychiatry. Such model projects follow a capitation budget, i...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775090/evaluation-of-management-and-guideline-adherence-in-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Merel C Broers, Jikke-Mien F Niermeijer, Irene A W Kotsopoulos, Hester F Lingsma, Jos F M Bruinenberg, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets
AIM: To evaluate the management and guideline adherence in children with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) in emergency departments (ED) in the Netherlands. METHODS: A multicentre cohort study was conducted, including children younger than 18 years with MTBI who presented within 24 hours after trauma in the ED of hospitals in the southwest region of the Netherlands, in 2014. Primary outcome measures for management were percentages of performed computed tomography (CT) scans and hospital admissions...
May 18, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773355/pain-assessment-and-management-by-nurses-in-a-geriatric-setting-discrepancies-between-guidelines-and-documented-practice
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Irit Shahar, Gad Mendelson, Shlomit Gerbi, Merav Ben Natan
Pain is a common subjective symptom among older adults in general and among older adult residents in long-term geriatric facilities in particular. Pain diminishes older adults' quality of life and may impair their ability to recover from various illnesses. Therefore, the Israeli Ministry of Health has issued guidelines on effectively assessing and treating pain in this population. To examine discrepancies between the Ministry of Health's pain assessment guidelines and documented practice by nursing staff at a long-term geriatric care facility and whether these discrepancies correlate to characteristics of the nurses, the wards, and the patients' characteristics...
May 14, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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