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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622589/improving-outcomes-for-babies-and-toddlers-in-child-welfare-a-model-for-infant-mental-health-intervention-and-collaboration
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Susan Chinitz, Hazel Guzman, Ellen Amstutz, Joaniko Kohchi, Miriam Alkon
Children under three comprise a sizable and growing proportion of foster care placements. Very young children who enter the child welfare system experience disruptions of critical attachments that are essential to this formative stage of brain development, as well as other traumatic events, leaving them at great risk for lifelong impairments. To reverse these concerning outcomes, babies who have been removed from their homes require intensive, relationship-based interventions that promote secure attachment to a primary caregiver and holistic attention the child's developmental needs...
June 13, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602938/-let-s-bring-her-home-first-patient-characteristics-and-place-of-death-in-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care
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Hans Ulrich Bender, Martin Bernhard Riester, Gian Domenico Borasio, Monika Führer
CONTEXT: Specialized pediatric palliative home care (SPPHC) is the main pediatric palliative care structure in Germany. Detailed data on patient characteristics and care are sparse. Describing this population in terms of diagnoses and care needs is essential for further development of palliative care services for these patients. OBJECTIVES: We asked whether the population at our center (i) was representative compared with national mortality statistics; (ii) showed differences in the clinical course among the four diagnostic categories established by the Association for Children with Terminal Conditions/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (ACT/RCPCH), and (iii) was different to published populations in pediatric palliative care regarding diagnoses, care and place of death...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596954/assessment-of-health-needs-in-children-with-congenital-upper-limb-differences-in-nicaragua-community-case-study
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Maria F Canizares, Jairo J Rios Roque, Gabriel Ramos Zelaya, Michelle A James
Congenital anomalies are prevalent in Nicaragua, and disability is estimated to be 10% in the general population. We studied children with congenital upper limb differences, as they are vulnerable to disability. This case study documents a collaborative effort between American and Nicaraguan orthopedic surgeons to determine unmet health needs of children with congenital upper limb differences at Hospital Manuel de Jesus Rivera ("La Mascota" Hospital) in Nicaragua, with the goal of developing programs that successfully address these needs within the context of the priorities of the community...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577637/interventions-focusing-on-children-with-special-health-care-needs
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REVIEW
Paul Glassman
The term children with special health care needs encompasses a wide variety of conditions. When considering interventions, a broad definition of children with special needs is suggested in this article along with a focus on developing specific treatment recommendations based on a thorough data-gathering process and developing customized recommendations for children based on their unique circumstances. An area for future research is increasing the understanding of the relationship between customized recommendations and the underlying special health care needs...
July 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574141/totally-implantable-venous-access-devices-in-children-with-medical-complexity-preliminary-data-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Caterina Geremia, Maria Antonietta De Ioris, Alessandro Crocoli, Ottavio Adorisio, Raffaella Scrocca, Mary Haywood Lombardi, Susanna Staccioli, Pietro Stella, Paola Amendola, Gaetano Ciliento, Francesco De Peppo, Andrea Campana
INTRODUCTION: Children with special health-care needs are an emerging and consistent population. In a subset of children with medical complexity (CMC) a continuous access to the central vascular system is advisable to eliminate unnecessary pain and stress and to improve home management and palliative care. METHODS: The surgical registry of a tertiary hospital was checked in order to identify CMC who underwent totally implantable venous access device (VAD) placement...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566024/fostering-activation-among-latino-parents-of-children-with-mental-health-needs-an-rct
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Kathleen C Thomas, Gabriela L Stein, Christianna S Williams, Mónica Pérez Jolles, Betsy L Sleath, Maria Martinez, San Juanita García, Linda E Guzman, Charlotte E Williams, Joseph P Morrissey
OBJECTIVE: Latino families raising children with mental health and other special health care needs report greater dissatisfaction with care compared with other families. Activation is a promising strategy to eliminate disparities. This study examined the comparative effectiveness of MePrEPA, an activation intervention for Latino parents whose children receive mental health services. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (N=172) was conducted in a Spanish-language mental health clinic to assess the effectiveness of MePrEPA, a four-week group psychoeducational intervention to enhance parent activation among Latino parents, compared with a parent-support control group...
June 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562311/refining-our-understanding-of-value-based-insurance-design-and-high-cost-sharing-on-children
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Randall P Ellis, Sara S Bachman, Hui Ren Tan
BACKGROUND: There is significant concern about the financial burdens of new insurance plan designs on families, particularly families with children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). With value-based insurance design (VBID) plans growing in popularity, this study examined the implications of selected VBID cost-sharing features on children. METHODS: We studied children's health care spending patterns in 2 data sets that include high deductible and narrow network plans among others...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562309/value-based-insurance-design-pharmacy-benefits-for-children-and-youth-with-special-health-care-needs-principles-and-opportunities
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Mark E Helm
Value-based insurance design (VBID) represents an innovative approach to health insurance coverage. In the context of pharmacy benefits, the goal of VBID is to minimize access barriers to the most effective and appropriate treatments for specific medical conditions. Both private and public insurance programs have explored VBID pharmacy projects primarily for medical conditions affecting adults. To date, evidence for VBID pharmacy programs for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) appears lacking...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562308/partners-for-kids-care-coordination-lessons-from-the-field
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Rory Cusack Weier, William Gardner, Kimberly Conkol, Kathleen Pajer, Kelly J Kelleher
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this trial was to present a case study of care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs from an exclusively pediatric accountable care organization, and compare precare and postcare data on their use of inpatient and emergency department services. METHODS: This pre-post comparison of the health care utilization included a subset of 733 children enrolled in Partners for Kids care coordination funded through a delegation arrangement with several Medicaid managed care plans...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562307/the-eye-of-the-beholder-a-discussion-of-value-and-quality-from-the-perspective-of-families-of-children-and-youth-with-special-health-care-needs
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Betsy Anderson, Julie Beckett, Nora Wells, Meg Comeau
There is broad agreement that increasing the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care services, thereby achieving greater value, is imperative given this country's current spiraling costs and poor health outcomes. However, how individuals or stakeholder groups define value may differ significantly. Discussion of value in the context of health care, in particular value-based purchasing and value-based insurance design, must acknowledge that there is no universal consensus definition as to what constitutes value...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562306/statement-of-the-problem-health-reform-value-based-purchasing-alternative-payment-strategies-and-children-and-youth-with-special-health-care-needs
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Sara S Bachman, Meg Comeau, Thomas F Long
There is increasing interest in maximizing health care purchasing value by emphasizing strategies that promote cost-effectiveness while achieving optimal health outcomes. These value-based purchasing (VBP) strategies have largely focused on adult health, and little is known about the impact of VBP program development and implementation on children, especially children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). With the increasing emphasis on VBP, policymakers must critically analyze the potential impact of VBP for CYSCHN, because this group of children, by definition, uses more health care services than other children and inevitably incurs higher per person costs...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562305/innovative-health-care-financing-strategies-for-children-and-youth-with-special-health-care-needs
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James M Perrin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546453/familial-caregiver-and-physician-perceptions-of-the-family-physician-interactions-during-interfacility-transfers
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Jennifer L Rosenthal, Su-Ting T Li, Lenore Hernandez, Michelle Alvarez, Roberta S Rehm, Megumi J Okumura
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have frequent hospitalizations and high specialty care utilization. If they initially present to a medical facility not capable of providing their definitive care, these children often experience an interfacility transfer. This transition has potential to impose hardships on familial caregivers. The goal of this study was to explore family-physician interactions during interfacility transfers from the perspectives of referring and accepting physicians and familial caregivers, and then develop a conceptual model for effective patient- and family-centered interfacility transfers that leverages the family-physician interaction...
June 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530038/hiv-treatment-and-care-services-for-adolescents-a-situational-analysis-of-218-facilities-in-23-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Daniella Mark, Alice Armstrong, Catarina Andrade, Martina Penazzato, Luann Hatane, Lina Taing, Toby Runciman, Jane Ferguson
INTRODUCTION: In 2013, an estimated 2.1 million adolescents (age 10-19 years) were living with HIV globally. The extent to which health facilities provide appropriate treatment and care was unknown. To support understanding of service availability in 2014, Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) supporting a network of health facilities across sub-Saharan Africa, undertook a facility-level situational analysis of adolescent HIV treatment and care services in 23 countries...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523852/preparing-adolescents-with-heart-problems-for-transition-to-adult-care-2009-2010-national-survey-of-children-with-special-health-care-needs
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Karrie F Downing, Matthew E Oster, Sherry L Farr
OBJECTIVE: A substantial percentage of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) fail to transfer to adult care, resulting in increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Transition planning discussions with a provider may increase rates of transfer, yet little is known about frequency and content of these discussions. We assessed prevalence and predictors of transition-related discussions between providers and parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) and heart problems, including CHD...
May 19, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521838/does-the-use-of-the-informed-healthcare-choices-ihc-primary-school-resources-improve-the-ability-of-grade-5-children-in-uganda-to-assess-the-trustworthiness-of-claims-about-the-effects-of-treatments-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Allen Nsangi, Daniel Semakula, Andrew D Oxman, Matthew Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Margaret Kaseje, Iain Chalmers, Atle Fretheim, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: The ability to appraise claims about the benefits and harms of treatments is crucial for informed health care decision-making. This research aims to enable children in East African primary schools (the clusters) to acquire and retain skills that can help them make informed health care choices by improving their ability to obtain, process and understand health information. The trial will evaluate (at the individual participant level) whether specially designed learning resources can teach children some of the key concepts relevant to appraising claims about the benefits and harms of health care interventions (treatments)...
May 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521207/strategies-to-support-transitions-from-hospital-to-home-for-children-with-medical-complexity-a-scoping-review
#17
REVIEW
Sydney Breneol, Julia Belliveau, Christine Cassidy, Janet A Curran
BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity constitute a small but resource-intensive subgroup of children with special health care needs. Their medical fragility and resource-intensive needs put them at greater risk for inadequate transitions from hospital to home-based care, and subsequent adverse outcomes and hospital re-admissions. OBJECTIVE: This scoping literature review was conducted to map empirically researched interventions, frameworks, programs or models that could inform or support the transition from hospital to home for children with medical complexity...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512554/a-case-report-on-dental-management-of-a-toddler-with-pachygyria
#18
Vignesh Ravindran, Vishnu Rekha, Sankar Annamalai, Parisa Norouzi-Baghkomeh, Ditto Sharmin
Children with special health care needs receive less oral care than the normal population, inspite of the high level of dental diseases among them. They are at an increased risk for oral diseases throughout their lifetime. This paper reports a case of a toddler with congenital unusual thick convolutions of the cortex resulting in a condition called pachygyria. Intra oral examination showed multiple abscesses with poor oral hygiene. As the patient was lacking cooperative ability, treatment of full mouth rehabilitation as needed...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495101/maternal-and-child-health-in-israel-building-lives
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REVIEW
Lisa Rubin, Ilana Belmaker, Eli Somekh, Jacob Urkin, Mary Rudolf, Mira Honovich, Natalya Bilenko, Zachi Grossman
Israel is home to a child-oriented society that values strong family ties, universal child benefits, and free education for all children from 3 years of age to school grade 12. Alongside the universal health-care services that are guaranteed by the National Health Insurance Law and strong, community-based primary and preventive care services, these values have resulted in good maternal and child health. In 2015, infant and maternal mortality (3·1 deaths per 1000 livebirths and 2·0 deaths per 100 000 livebirths, respectively) were lower than the mean infant and maternal mortality of countries within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development...
May 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494598/dental-trauma-in-italian-children-and-adolescents-with-special-health-care-needs-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
#20
S Bagattoni, A Sadotti, G D'Alessandro, G Piana
AIM: Dental trauma is a frequent finding in people with special health care needs. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dental trauma in a sample of Italian children and adolescents with special health care needs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 556 medical and dental records of children and adolescents visited from January 2010 to March 2015 were examined. Information about medical diagnosis, gender, site and type of dental trauma (DT) were collected...
March 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
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