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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330643/antihypertensive-medication-and-dementia-risk-in-older-adult-african-americans-with-hypertension-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Michael D Murray, Hugh C Hendrie, Kathleen A Lane, Mengjie Zheng, Roberta Ambuehl, Shanshan Li, Frederick W Unverzagt, Christopher M Callahan, Sujuan Gao
BACKGROUND: African Americans are especially at risk of hypertension and dementia. Antihypertensive medications reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, but may also reduce the risk of dementia. OBJECTIVE: To assess the longitudinal effects of antihypertensive medications and blood pressure on the onset of incident dementia in a cohort of African Americans. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. PARTICIPANTS: 1236 community-dwelling patients from an inner-city public health care system, aged 65 years and older, with a history of hypertension but no history of dementia, and who had at least three primary care visits and a prescription filled for any medication...
January 12, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330238/changing-patterns-of-mental-health-care-use-the-role-of-integrated-mental-health-services-in-veteran-affairs-primary-care
#2
Lucinda B Leung, Jean Yoon, Lisa V Rubenstein, Edward P Post, Maureen E Metzger, Kenneth B Wells, Catherine A Sugar, José J Escarce
OBJECTIVE: Aiming to foster timely, high-quality mental health care for Veterans, VA's Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) embeds mental health specialists in primary care and promotes care management for depression. PC-MHI and patient-centered medical home providers work together to provide the bulk of mental health care for primary care patients with low-to-moderate-complexity mental health conditions. This study examines whether increasing primary care clinic engagement in PC-MHI services is associated with changes in patient health care utilization and costs...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329181/what-is-the-optimal-time-to-retest-patients-with-a-urogenital-chlamydia-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jannie J van der Helm, Rik H Koekenbier, Martijn S van Rooijen, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Henry J C de Vries
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis is a common, often recurring sexually transmitted infection, with serious adverse outcomes in women. Current guidelines recommend retesting after a chlamydia infection, but the optimum timing is unknown. We assessed the optimal retest interval after urogenital chlamydia treatment. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial among urogenital chlamydia nucleic acid amplification test positive heterosexual clients of the Amsterdam sexually transmitted infection clinic...
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325725/who-goes-to-inpatient-rehabilitation-or-skilled-nursing-facilities-unexpectedly-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Alexander J Rondon, Timothy L Tan, Max R Greenky, Karan Goswami, Noam Shohat, Jessica L Phillips, James J Purtill
BACKGROUND: Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) represent a significant portion of post-operative expenses of bundled payments for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although many surgeons no longer routinely send patients to IRFs or SNFs, some patients are unable to be discharged directly home. This study identified patient factors for discharge to post-acute care facilities with an institutional protocol of discharging TKA patients home. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing primary unilateral TKA at a single institution from 2012 to 2017 was performed...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325541/interprofessional-collaboration-in-nursing-homes-interprof-development-and-piloting-of-measures-to-improve-interprofessional-collaboration-and-communication-a-qualitative-multicentre-study
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Christiane A Müller, Nina Fleischmann, Christoph Cavazzini, Susanne Heim, Svenja Seide, Christina Geister, Britta Tetzlaff, Andreas Hoell, Jochen Werle, Siegfried Weyerer, Martin Scherer, Eva Hummers
BACKGROUND: Given both the increase of nursing home residents forecast and challenges of current interprofessional interactions, we developed and tested measures to improve collaboration and communication between nurses and general practitioners (GPs) in this setting. Our multicentre study has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FK 01GY1124). METHODS: The measures were developed iteratively in a continuous process, which is the focus of this article...
January 11, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325520/factors-associated-with-low-patient-satisfaction-in-out-of-hours-primary-care-in-denmark-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Mette Tranberg, Peter Vedsted, Bodil Hammer Bech, Morten Bondo Christensen, Søren Birkeland, Grete Moth
BACKGROUND: Low patient satisfaction with the quality of out-of-hours primary care (OOH-PC) has been linked with several individual and organizational factors. However, findings have been ambiguous and may not apply to the Danish out-of-hours (OOH) setting in which general practitioners (GPs) perform the initial telephone triage. This study aimed to identify patient-related, GP-related and organizational factors associated with low patient satisfaction. METHODS: The study was based on data from a 1-year population-based survey of OOH-PC (LV-KOS) in the Central Denmark Region in 2010-2011...
January 11, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325427/a-randomized-trial-of-home-visitation-for-cps-involved-families-the-moderating-impact-of-maternal-depression-and-cps-history
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Melissa Jonson-Reid, Brett Drake, John N Constantino, Mini Tandon, Laura Pons, Patricia Kohl, Scott Roesch, Ellie Wideman, Allison Dunnigan, Wendy Auslander
Home visitation (HV) interventions may hold promise to improve parenting and prevent child maltreatment recidivism in families reported to child protective services (CPS) with young children, but this has rarely been studied. Findings are presented from an 18-month randomized controlled trial in which intact families ( N = 122) with at least one CPS report were provided with a facilitated connection to a paraprofessional evidence-based HV program or usual care services from child protection. Results are reported for changes in maternal stress, depression, and social support outcomes and repeat reports to CPS...
January 1, 2018: Child Maltreatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325171/maternal-and-child-health-handbook-use-for-maternal-and-child-care-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-study-in-rural-java-indonesia
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Keiko Osaki, Tomoko Hattori, Akemi Toda, Erna Mulati, Lukas Hermawan, Kirana Pritasari, Saptawati Bardosono, Soewarta Kosen
Background: Effectiveness of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (MCHHB), a home-based booklet for pregnancy, delivery and postnatal/child health, was evaluated on care acquisition and home care in rural Java, a low service-coverage area. Methods: We conducted a health centre-based randomized trial, with a 2-year follow-up. Intervention included (i) MCHHB provision at antenatal care visits; (ii) records and guides by health personnel on and with the MCHHB; and (iii) sensitization of care by volunteers using the MCHHB...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324840/malaria-increased-the-risk-of-stunting-and-wasting-among-young-children-in-ethiopia-results-of-a-cohort-study
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Taye Gari, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Tarekegn Solomon, Bernt Lindtjørn
INTRODUCTION: Given the high prevalence of malnutrition in a malaria-endemic setting, improving nutritional status could serve as a tool to prevent malaria. However, the relationship between the two conditions remains unclear. Therefore, this study assessed the association between under-nutrition and malaria among a cohort of children aged 6 to 59 months old. METHODS: Two cohorts of children were followed for 89 weeks in a rural Rift Valley area of Ethiopia. In the first approach (malaria-malnutrition), a cohort of 2,330 non-stunted and 4,204 non-wasted children were included to assess under-nutrition (outcome) based on their previous malaria status (exposure)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324562/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-prevent-pre-frailty-and-frailty-progression-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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João Apóstolo, Richard Cooke, Elzbieta Bobrowicz-Campos, Silvina Santana, Maura Marcucci, Antonio Cano, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, Federico Germini, Barbara D'Avanzo, Holly Gwyther, Carol Holland
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions for preventing frailty progression in older adults. INTRODUCTION: Frailty is an age-related state of decreased physiological reserves characterized by an increased risk of poor clinical outcomes. Evidence supporting the malleability of frailty, its prevention and treatment, has been presented. INCLUSION CRITERIA: The review considered studies on older adults aged 65 and over, explicitly identified as pre-frail or frail, who had been undergoing interventions focusing on the prevention of frailty progression...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324431/a-descriptive-qualitative-study-to-assess-patient-experiences-following-stoma-reversal-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Maria Reinwalds, Andrea Blixter, Eva Carlsson
Standard surgical treatment for patients operated for rectal cancer is abdominoperineal excision of the tumor result- ing in a permanent colostomy or an anterior resection, often with construction of a temporary loop ileostomy. Both options impact bowel function. Living with a permanent colostomy has been studied in depth, but knowledge is limited about patients' experiences living with a resected rectum after stoma reversal and how it affects daily life. A qualitative study was conducted to describe the rst 4 to 6 weeks after reversal of a temporary loop ileostomy due to rectal cancer...
December 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321026/lay-health-worker-experiences-administering-a-multi-level-combination-intervention-to-improve-pmtct-retention
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Abby DiCarlo, Ruby Fayorsey, Masila Syengo, Duncan Chege, Martin Sirengo, William Reidy, Juliana Otieno, Jackton Omoto, Mark P Hawken, Elaine J Abrams
BACKGROUND: The recent scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services has rapidly accelerated antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa. The Mother and Infant Retention for Health (MIR4Health) study evaluates the impact of a combination intervention administered by trained lay health workers to decrease attrition among HIV-positive women initiating PMTCT services and their infants through 6 months postpartum...
January 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321015/differentials-in-health-related-quality-of-life-of-employed-and-unemployed-women-with-normal-vaginal-delivery
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Anthonia U Chinweuba, Ijeoma L Okoronkwo, Agnes N Anarado, Noreen E Agbapuonwu, Ngozi P Ogbonnaya, Chikaodili N Ihudiebube-Splendor
BACKGROUND: The combination of child care and domestic work demands on both housewives and the employed (hired) women may impact their health-related quality-of-life. There is paucity of studies to ascertain this. This study investigated the differences in health-related quality of life of employed and unemployed women with normal vaginal delivery and associated socio-demographic variables. METHODS: This longitudinal study was done from March, 2012 to June, 2013...
January 10, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320934/improving-the-care-of-youth-with-type-1-diabetes-with-a-novel-medical-legal-community-intervention-the-diabetes-community-care-ambassador-program
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Faisal S Malik, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Craig E Taplin, Christian L Roth, Kathryn B Whitlock, Waylon Howard, Catherine Pihoker
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and efficacy of the Diabetes Community Care Ambassador (DCCA) Program, a novel medical-legal community intervention designed to support high-risk youth with type 1 diabetes. Methods Study eligibility criteria: ages 3-19 years, A1C ≥8.5% (≥69 mmol/mol) and/or recent diabetic ketoacidosis hospitalization, type 1 diabetes duration ≥1 year, and English- or Spanish-speaking. Eighty-nine youth and their caregivers participated in the 9- to 12-month intervention, which included diabetes education and support through 3 home visits, 1 to 2 school visits, and phone support from a lay health worker, as well as legal support from a medical-legal partnership attorney...
January 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318927/cost-effectiveness-of-evaluation-of-children-with-epilepsy-in-the-emergency-department-need-for-investment-in-patient-education
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Karen S Carvalho, Anthony L Fine, Christopher J Haines, Ignacio Valencia, Divya S Khurana, Agustin Legido
We aimed to study cost-effectiveness of seizure evaluation of children with epilepsy in the emergency department (ED). We reviewed epilepsy patients seen at our ED for 1 year. Age, laboratory and neuroimaging results, treatment, disposition, and usefulness of the visit (need for hospitalization, clinical improvement) were analyzed. We identified 330 patients, aged 23 days-21 years, 190 (57.5%) had blood tests, 45 (13.6%) urinalysis, 2 (0.6%) cerebrospinal fluid testing, and 44 neuroimaging studies (13.3%)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318171/mobile-web-based-follow-up-for-postoperative-acl-reconstruction-a-single-center-experience
#16
James Higgins, John Semple, Lucas Murnaghan, Sarah Sharpe, John Theodoropoulos
Background: The initial 6 weeks after surgery has been identified as an area for improvement in patient care. During this period, the persistence of symptoms that go unchecked can lead to unscheduled emergency room and clinic visits, calls to surgeons' offices, and readmissions. Purpose: To analyze postoperative data from a previous study examining postoperative outcomes in 2 patient populations following breast reconstruction and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with use of a patient-centered mobile application...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317154/mobile-integrated-health-to-reduce-post-discharge-acute-care-visits-a-pilot-study
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Jennica Siddle, Peter S Pang, Christopher Weaver, Elizabeth Weinstein, Daniel O'Donnell, Thomas P Arkins, Charles Miramonti
BACKGROUND: Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) leverages specially trained paramedics outside of emergency response to bridge gaps in local health care delivery. STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a MIH led transitional care strategy to reduce acute care utilization. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of a quality improvement pilot of patient patients from an urban, single county EMS, MIH transitional care initiative. We utilized a paramedic/social worker (or social care coordinator) dyad to provide in home assessments, medication review, care coordination, and improve access to care...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315041/outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy
#18
Richard Bellamy
Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy enables patients to receive intravenous antibiotics without having to be an inpatient. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy can be delivered in an outpatient setting or in the patient's own home by a visiting nurse or the patient can be trained to self-administer antibiotic treatment. The advantages and limitations of each of these methods are discussed in this article. Common clinical situations in which outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy is used are described...
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310957/revascularization-for-aplastic-or-twiglike-middle-cerebral-artery-a-case-report
#19
Yuki Matsunaga, Tsuyoshi Izumo, Yoichi Morofuji, Nobutaka Horie, Kentaro Hayashi, Takayuki Matsuo
An aplastic or twiglike middle cerebral artery (Ap/T-MCA) is a congenital anomaly related to interference of normal embryonic development of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). This condition may cause ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes as a result of hypoperfusion, vulnerable collateral circulation, and associated aneurysms. We reported a case of Ap/T-MCA with transient ischemic attack, which was successfully treated with revascularization. A 19-year-old woman with a history of transient left upper limb hemiparesis, dysesthesia, and headache visited our hospital...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310585/factors-contributing-to-measles-transmission-during-an-outbreak-in-kamwenge-district-western-uganda-april-to-august-2015
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Fred Nsubuga, Lilian Bulage, Immaculate Ampeire, Joseph K B Matovu, Simon Kasasa, Patricia Tanifum, Alex Ario Riolexus, Bao-Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: In April 2015, Kamwenge District, western Uganda reported a measles outbreak. We investigated the outbreak to identify potential exposures that facilitated measles transmission, assess vaccine effectiveness (VE) and vaccination coverage (VC), and recommend prevention and control measures. METHODS: For this investigation, a probable case was defined as onset of fever and generalized maculopapular rash, plus ≥1 of the following symptoms: Coryza, conjunctivitis, or cough...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
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