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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457743/a-framework-for-complexity-in-palliative-care-a-qualitative-study-with-patients-family-carers-and-professionals
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Sophie Pask, Cathryn Pinto, Katherine Bristowe, Liesbeth van Vliet, Caroline Nicholson, Catherine J Evans, Rob George, Katharine Bailey, Joanna M Davies, Ping Guo, Barbara A Daveson, Irene J Higginson, Fliss Em Murtagh
BACKGROUND: Palliative care patients are often described as complex but evidence on complexity is limited. We need to understand complexity, including at individual patient-level, to define specialist palliative care, characterise palliative care populations and meaningfully compare interventions/outcomes. AIM: To explore palliative care stakeholders' views on what makes a patient more or less complex and insights on capturing complexity at patient-level. DESIGN: In-depth qualitative interviews, analysed using Framework analysis...
February 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457585/training-nurses-in-a-competency-framework-to-support-adults-with-epilepsy-and-intellectual-disability-the-epaid-cluster-rct
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Howard Ring, James Howlett, Mark Pennington, Christopher Smith, Marcus Redley, Caroline Murphy, Roxanne Hook, Adam Platt, Nakita Gilbert, Elizabeth Jones, Joanna Kelly, Angela Pullen, Adrian Mander, Cam Donaldson, Simon Rowe, James Wason, Fiona Irvine
BACKGROUND: People with an intellectual (learning) disability (ID) and epilepsy have an increased seizure frequency, higher frequencies of multiple antiepileptic drug (AED) use and side effects, higher treatment costs, higher mortality rates and more behavioural problems than the rest of the population with epilepsy. The introduction of nurse-led care may lead to improvements in outcome for those with an ID and epilepsy; however, this has not been tested in a definitive clinical trial...
February 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457521/relationships-between-race-ethnicity-and-health-care-utilization-among-older-post-acute-home-health-care-patients
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Jo-Ana D Chase, David Russell, Liming Huang, Alexandra Hanlon, Melissa O'Connor, Kathryn H Bowles
Few studies have explored racial/ethnic differences in health care outcomes among patients receiving home health care (HHC), despite known differences in other care settings. We conducted a retrospective cohort study examining racial/ethnic disparities in rehospitalization and emergency room (ER) use among post-acute patients served by a large northeastern HHC agency between 2013 and 2014 ( N = 22,722). We used multivariable binomial logistic regression to describe the relationship between race/ethnicity and health care utilization outcomes, adjusting for individual-level factors that are conceptually related to health service use...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456595/geographical-access-to-critical-care-services-in-scotland
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Philip Emerson, Naomi Dodds, David R Green, Jan O Jansen
Background: Critical illness requires specialist and timely management. The aim of this study was to create a geographic accessibility profile of the Scottish population to emergency departments and intensive care units. Methods: This was a descriptive, geographical analysis of population access to 'intermediate' and 'definitive' critical care services in Scotland. Access was defined by the number of people able to reach services within 45 to 60 min, by road and by helicopter...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456430/effect-of-medical-nutrition-therapy-for-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-a-low-no-cost-clinic-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Mark D Agee, Zane Gates, Patrick M Irwin
Background: Although many studies have been conducted regarding the effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for type 2 diabetes management, less is known about the effectiveness of MNT for low-income adults. This study evaluated the contribution of MNT in improving A1C and blood pressure in a population of low-income adults with type 2 diabetes. Methods: This was a population-based, propensity score-matched cohort study using provincial health data from Altoona, Blair County, Pa...
February 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456420/timely-news-for-the-multidisciplinary-care-team
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Max Bingham
Welcome to Diabetes Spectrum 's first installment of Diabetes is Primary, a round-up of the latest diabetes developments for health care providers. In this issue, we take a look at radical weight loss for diabetes remission, Hong Kong's diabetes risk assessment and management program, personalized A1C targets, and diabetes diagnoses. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) panel gives its verdict on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, and we learn how Medicare will soon pay for a diabetes prevention program...
February 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456387/clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-pediatric-rheumatology-disorders-in-eastern-india
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Pratap Kumar Patra, Manish Kumar
Background: Data on rheumatological disorders in children from developing countries like India are scarce. Hence, this study aimed to understand the clinical and epidemiological profile of rheumatological disorders in children as this can help organize comprehensive evidence-based health care services. Methodology: A retrospective hospital-based study was designed in pediatric rheumatology clinic of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India, from January 2015 to December 2016...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456379/assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-among-asthmatic-patients-the-need-for-structured-pharmaceutical-care-delivery-system-in-pakistan
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Madeeha Malik, Adeela Khan, Azhar Hussain, Ayisha Hashmi
Asthma is considered as one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. As a result of serious physical, social, and psychological complications, asthma can reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The present study was designed to assess the HRQoL including physical health, general health perception, emotional health, psychological health, and social functioning of asthmatic patients in Pakistan. A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used. Setting was public and private healthcare facilities...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456202/contrast-induced-nephropathy-pathophysiology-risk-factors-and-prevention
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REVIEW
Mohammad A Hossain, Eric Costanzo, James Cosentino, Chirag Patel, Huzaif Qaisar, Vikas Singh, Taimoor Khan, Jennifer S Cheng, Arif Asif, Tushar J Vachharajani
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury is a common iatrogenic complication associated with increased health resource utilization and adverse outcomes, including short- and long-term mortality and accelerated progression of preexisting renal insufficiency. The incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) has been reported to range from 0% to 24%. This wide range reported by the studies is due to differences in definition, background risk factors, type and dose of contrast medium used, and the frequency of other coexisting potential causes of acute renal failure...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455950/sex-differences-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Marc W Deyell, Andrea Y K Lee, Laurent Macle
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by exacerbations and remissions. It remains the most common sustained arrhythmia seen in clinical practice, and represents a major burden to health care systems. Similar to other cardiovascular conditions, significant sex-specific differences have been observed in the epidemiology (lower rate of prevalence in women, women present at a later age), pathophysiology (sex-related differences in AF triggers and substrate), clinical presentation (women are more likely symptomatic, with relatively more severe symptoms), and natural history...
December 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455383/healthcare-experiences-of-low-income-women-with-prior-gestational-diabetes
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Reena Oza-Frank, Elizabeth Conrey, Jo Bouchard, Cynthia Shellhaas, Mary Beth Weber
Introduction An important yet understudied component of postpartum type 2 diabetes risk reduction among high risk women is experiences with the healthcare system. Our objective was to describe the healthcare experiences of a diverse, low-income sample of women with prior GDM, including their suggestions for improving care. Methods Focus groups were conducted among African American, Hispanic, and Appalachian women who were diagnosed with GDM within the past 10 years. Participants were recruited from community and medical resources...
February 17, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455247/long-term-experiences-of-pain-after-a-fragility-fracture
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A Gheorghita, F Webster, S Thielke, J E M Sale
Little is known about long-term pain after a fragility fracture. In this secondary analysis, we determined that pain continues to influence many patients' lives more than 1 year after a fracture and that health care providers do not seem to adequately recognize or manage these long-term consequences. INTRODUCTION: We characterized perspectives on long-term pain among men and women who had sustained a fragility fracture. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of qualitative data from 67 individuals recruited in three primary studies (47-89 years old; 55 women, 12 men)...
February 17, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455228/numeracy-health-literacy-cognition-and-30-day-readmissions-among-patients-with-heart-failure
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Madeline R Sterling, Monika M Safford, Kathryn Goggins, Sam K Nwosu, Jonathan S Schildcrout, Kenneth A Wallston, Amanda S Mixon, Russell L Rothman, Sunil Kripalani
BACKGROUND: Numeracy, health literacy, and cognition are important for chronic disease management. Prior studies have found them to be associated with poorer selfcare and worse clinical outcomes, but limited data exists in the context of heart failure (HF), a condition that requires patients to monitor their weight, fluid intake, and dietary salt, especially in the posthospitalization period. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between numeracy, health literacy, and cognition with 30-day readmissions among patients hospitalized for acute decompensated HF (ADHF)...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455009/protecting-an-adult-identity-a-grounded-theory-of-supportive-care-for-young-adults-recently-diagnosed-with-cancer
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Louise Soanes, Faith Gibson
BACKGROUND: For adolescents and young adults living in high-income countries cancer remains the most common disease-related death. Increasing survival rates and projected longevity are positive outcomes, although long-term consequences of cancer and/or its treatment will likely increase the global burden of cancer. In low and middle-income countries the impact and needs of young adults with cancer are largely unknown and require further attention. However, universal studies have revealed that cancer-related needs for this group are multifactorial, complex and largely unmet...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454734/management-of-arthropod-vector-data-social-and-ecological-dynamics-facing-the-one-health-perspective
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REVIEW
Giovanni Benelli, Mary Frances Duggan
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are spread by direct and/or indirect contacts between a pathogen or parasite and their hosts. Arthropod vectors have evolved as excellent bloodsuckers, providing an elegant transportation mode for a wide number of infectious agents. The nature of pathogen and parasite transfer and the models used to predict how a disease might spread are magnified in complexity when an arthropod vector is part of the disease cycle. One Health is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment...
February 15, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454664/survey-of-midwives-perinatal-mental-health-knowledge-confidence-attitudes-and-learning-needs
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Maria Noonan, Julie Jomeen, Rose Galvin, Owen Doody
BACKGROUND: Midwives have a primary role in facilitating the first stage of perinatal mental health risk reduction through inquiring about perinatal mental health, identifying risk factors and current perinatal mental health problems, providing support or crisis intervention, referring for treatment and decreasing stigmatisation. AIMS: The aims of this study were to determine midwives' (a) knowledge of and confidence to identify and manage perinatal mental health problems, (b) attitudes towards women who experience severe mental illness and (c) perceived learning needs...
February 14, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454555/desire-for-patient-centered-hiv-care-among-inconsistently-engaged-racial-and-ethnic-minority-people-living-with-hiv
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Jessica Jaiswal, Marybec Griffin-Tomas, Stuart N Singer, Helen-Maria Lekas
Many low-income people of color living with HIV are not virally suppressed. More research is needed to understand how socially marginalized, disengaged, or inconsistently engaged people living with HIV (PLWH) contend with antiretroviral therapy (ART)-related challenges, particularly in the context of interactions with HIV care providers. Twenty-seven semi-structured interviews were conducted with low-income Black and Hispanic PLWH in the New York City area who were currently, or recently, disengaged from outpatient HIV health care at the time of the interview...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454393/health-professionals-perceptions-about-their-clinical-performance-and-the-influence-of-audit-and-feedback-on-their-intentions-to-improve-practice-a-theory-based-study-in-dutch-intensive-care-units
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Wouter T Gude, Marie-José Roos-Blom, Sabine N van der Veer, Dave A Dongelmans, Evert de Jonge, Jill J Francis, Niels Peek, Nicolette F de Keizer
BACKGROUND: Audit and feedback aims to guide health professionals in improving aspects of their practice that need it most. Evidence suggests that feedback fails to increase accuracy of professional perceptions about clinical performance, which likely reduces audit and feedback effectiveness. This study investigates health professionals' perceptions about their clinical performance and the influence of feedback on their intentions to change practice. METHODS: We conducted an online laboratory experiment guided by Control Theory with 72 intensive care professionals from 21 units...
February 17, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454383/multidimensional-needs-of-patients-living-and-dying-with-heart-failure-in-kenya-a-serial-interview-study
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Kellen N Kimani, Scott A Murray, Liz Grant
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is an emerging challenge for Sub Saharan Africa. However, research on patients' needs and experiences of care is scarce with little evidence available to support and develop services. We aimed to explore the experiences of patients living and dying with heart failure in Kenya. METHODS: We purposively recruited 18 patients admitted with advanced heart failure at a rural district hospital in Kenya. We conducted serial in depth interviews with patients at 0, 3 and 6 months after recruitment, and conducted bereavement interviews with carers...
February 17, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454331/the-increasing-importance-of-a-continence-nurse-specialist-to-improve-outcomes-and-save-costs-of-urinary-incontinence-care-an-analysis-of-future-policy-scenarios
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Margreet G Franken, Isaac Corro Ramos, Jeanine Los, Maiwenn J Al
BACKGROUND: In an ageing population, it is inevitable to improve the management of care for community-dwelling elderly with incontinence. A previous study showed that implementation of the Optimum Continence Service Specification (OCSS) for urinary incontinence in community-dwelling elderly with four or more chronic diseases results in a reduction of urinary incontinence, an improved quality of life, and lower healthcare and lower societal costs. The aim of this study was to explore future consequences of the OCSS strategy of various healthcare policy scenarios in an ageing population...
February 17, 2018: BMC Family Practice
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