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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719395/closing-the-gap-in-cochlear-implant-access-for-african-americans-a-story-of-outreach-and-collaboration-by-our-cochlear-implant-program
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Sheree Sims, Lisa Houston, Ivy Schweinzger, Ravi N Samy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Minorities often lag behind in hearing loss evaluation and treatment. Our cochlear implant program aimed to identify the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that prevented our African-American cochlear implant candidates from seeking help for their hearing loss, specifically cochlear implant surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Our pilot study surveyed 11 African-Americans with cochlear implants and identified obstacles that included patient-physician mistrust, social stigma, financial cost, and lack of education about the devices and procedures...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719228/successful-use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-how-do-high-performing-hospitals-do-it
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Kimberly A Fisher, Kathleen M Mazor, Sarah Goff, Mihaela S Stefan, Penelope S Pekow, Lauren A Williams, Vida Rastegar, Michael B Rothberg, Nicholas S Hill, Peter K Lindenauer
RATIONALE: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a cornerstone of treatment for patients with severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where it has been shown to reduce the need for intubation, hospital length of stay, and mortality. Despite high quality evidence and strong recommendations in clinical guidelines, use of NIV varies widely across hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To identify approaches used by hospitals which have been successful in implementing NIV to treat patients with severe exacerbations of COPD...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718944/the-effect-of-routine-radiological-reporting-of-thyroid-incidentalomas-on-rates-of-thyroid-needle-biopsy-thyroid-surgery-and-detection-of-thyroid-malignancy
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J D Sinnott, R Mortimer, J Smith, E Skelton, K Drinkwater, D Lipscomb, D C Howlett
OBJECTIVE: This study looked at the effect of a changing radiology reporting policy to routinely review the thyroid gland where visible and report on any thyroid lesion, recommending further investigation as appropriate. CONTEXT: Incidentaloma is a term used to describe a lesion found on imaging unrelated to the clinical issue under investigation. There is variability in the radiological reporting of thyroid incidentalomas and conflicting recommendations as to how these lesions should be managed...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718188/weaning-premature-infants-from-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-current-practice-and-scientific-evidence
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André Kidszun, Christine Arnold, Julia Winter, Catharina Whybra-Trümpler, Eva Mildenberger
Objective In the past decade, a number of trials have been conducted to determine the optimal strategy of weaning premature infants from nasal continuous airway pressure (nCPAP). However, a paucity of information exists on how weaning is actually performed in clinical routine. Aim of this study was to investigate the current practice of weaning premature infants from nCPAP in Germany. Methods An online survey was performed in German tertiary care neonatal units. Results All 160 German tertiary care units were contacted...
July 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717814/malnutrition-in-hospitalised-older-adults-a-multicentre-observational-study-of-prevalence-associations-and-outcomes
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E O'Shea, S Trawley, E Manning, A Barrett, V Browne, S Timmons
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is common in older adults and is associated with high costs and adverse outcomes. The prevalence, predictors and outcomes of malnutrition on admission to hospital are not clear for this population. DESIGN: Prospective Cohort Study. SETTING: Six hospital sites (five public, one private). PARTICIPANTS: In total, 606 older adults aged 70+ were included. All elective and acute admissions to any speciality were eligible...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716015/illegal-gold-miners-in-french-guiana-a-neglected-population-with-poor-health
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Maylis Douine, Emilie Mosnier, Quentin Le Hingrat, Charlotte Charpentier, Florine Corlin, Louise Hureau, Antoine Adenis, Yassamine Lazrek, Florence Niemetsky, Anne-Laure Aucouturier, Magalie Demar, Lise Musset, Mathieu Nacher
BACKGROUND: In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in South America, 6 to 10 thousands undocumented persons work illegally in gold mining sites in the Amazonian forest. Precarious life conditions lead to poor health but few data exist on the health status of illegal gold miners in French Guiana. The objective of this article was to describe the sociodemographic and health status of this vulnerable population. METHOD: A prospective cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2015 on gold mine supply sites at the border between French Guiana and Suriname...
July 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716002/epidemiological-and-clinical-profile-of-paediatric-malaria-a-cross-sectional-study-performed-on-febrile-children-in-five-epidemiological-strata-of-malaria-in-cameroon
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Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti, Andreas Latz, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Theresa Nkuo-Akenji
BACKGROUND: In the wake of a decline in global malaria, it is imperative to describe the epidemiology of malaria in a country to inform control policies. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical profile of paediatric malaria in five epidemiological strata of malaria in Cameroon including: the Sudano-sahelian (SS) strata, the High inland plateau (HIP) strata, the South Cameroonian Equatorial forest (SCEF) strata, the High western plateau (HWP) strata, and the Coastal (C) strata...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715062/gestational-weight-gain-historical-evolution-of-a-contested-health-outcome
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Edmond D Shenassa, Celena Kinsey, Marian Moser Jones, Jenifer Fahey
The history of research on gestational weight gain (GWG) in the United States and United Kingdom provides a context for current clinical practice. We trace the evolution of research on GWG in scientific literature from the 19th century to the present and examine its implications for contemporary clinical and public health practice. Obstetricians, beginning in the late 1800s, recommended dieting during pregnancy in order to limit GWG to 20 lb or less, driven by a belief that excessive weight gain was a cause of toxemia...
July 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714810/advances-in-cardiovascular-health-in-women-over-the-past-decade-guideline-recommendations-for-practice
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Pejman Raeisi-Giglou, Annabelle Santos Volgman, Hena Patel, Susan Campbell, Amparo Villablanca, Eileen Hsich
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one cause of death in women. It is estimated that 44 million women in the United States are either living with or at risk for heart disease. This article highlights the recent significant progress made in improving care, clinical decision-making, and policy implications for women with CVD. We provide our perspective supported by evidence-based advances in cardiovascular research and clinical care guidelines in seven areas: (1) primary CVD prevention and community heart care, (2) secondary prevention of CVD, (3) stroke, (4) heart failure and cardiomyopathies, (5) ischemia with nonobstructive coronary artery disease, (6) spontaneous coronary artery dissection, and (7) arrhythmias and device therapies...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714522/factors-associated-with-safe-early-discharge-after-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Omar Aldalati, Friedon Keshavarzi, Amit Kaura, Jonathan Byrne, Mehdi Eskandari, Ranjit Deshpande, Mark Monaghan, Olaf Wendler, Rafal Dworakowski, Philip Maccarthy
BACKGROUND: As transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) becomes more straightforward, a larger proportion of patients will be well enough to be discharged early. This study sought to characterise the clinical features that allowed patients to be discharged early after TAVI and to evaluate the safety of an early discharge policy. METHODS: All patients undergoing TAVI at the above cited centre from August 2007 to March 2015 were included in this study. Baseline characteristics, in-hospital outcomes, re-admissions and mortality were compared...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714421/the-prevalence-age-of-onset-and-the-correlates-of-dsm-iv-psychiatric-disorders-in-the-tianjin-mental-health-survey-tjmhs
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H Yin, G Xu, H Tian, G Yang, K J Wardenaar, R A Schoevers
BACKGROUND: To effectively shape mental healthcare policy in modern-day China, up-to-date epidemiological data on mental disorders is needed. The objective was to estimate the prevalence, age-of-onset (AOO) and sociodemographic correlates of mental disorders in a representative household sample of the general population (age ⩾ 18) in the Tianjin Municipality in China. METHODS: Data came from the Tianjin Mental health Survey (TJMHS), which was conducted between July 2011 and March 2012 using a two-phase design...
July 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714184/research-review-what-have-we-learned-about-adolescent-substance-use
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REVIEW
Kevin M Gray, Lindsay M Squeglia
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a critical biological, psychological, and social developmental stage involving heightened risk for substance use and associated adverse consequences. This review, synthesizing emerging findings on this complex topic, is intended to inform research and clinical care focused on adolescents. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted using PubMed, yielding a cross-section of observational and interventional studies focused on adolescent substance use...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714111/room-for-improvement-in-breast-milk-feeding-after-very-preterm-birth-in-europe-results-from-the-epice-cohort
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Emilija Wilson, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Mercedes Bonet, Liis Toome, Carina Rodrigues, Elizabeth A Howell, Marina Cuttini, Jennifer Zeitlin
Breast milk feeding (BMF) is associated with lower neonatal morbidity in the very preterm infant (<32 weeks gestation) and breastfeeding is beneficial for maternal health. Previous studies show large variations in BMF after very preterm birth and recognize the need for targeted breastfeeding support in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU). In a European collaboration project about evidence-based practices after very preterm birth, we examined the association between maternal, obstetric, and infant clinical factors; neonatal and maternal care unit policies; and BMF at discharge from the NICU...
July 17, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712629/the-prime-diabetes-model-novel-methods-for-estimating-long-term-clinical-and-cost-outcomes-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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William J Valentine, Richard F Pollock, Rhodri Saunders, Jay Bae, Kirsi Norrbacka, Kristina Boye
BACKGROUND: Recent publications describing long-term follow-up from landmark trials and diabetes registries represent an opportunity to revisit modeling options in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). OBJECTIVES: To develop a new product-independent model capable of predicting long-term clinical and cost outcomes. METHODS: After a systematic literature review to identify clinical trial and registry data, a model was developed (the PRIME Diabetes Model) to simulate T1DM progression and complication onset...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711691/effects-of-the-2009-medical-cannabinoid-legalization-policy-on-hospital-use-for-cannabinoid-dependency-and-persistent-vomiting
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Mustafa Al-Shammari, Karina Herrera, Xibei Liu, Brandon Gisi, Takashi Yamashita, Kyu-Tae Han, Mohamed Azab, Harmeet Mashiana, Muthena Maklad, Muhammad Talha Farooqui, Ranjit Makar, Ji Won Yoo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In year of 2009, the United States federal Department of Justice issued a memo stating that it would not prosecute users and sellers who complied with the state laws allowing for medical use of marijuana. There are growing concerns about legalization of marijuana use and its related public health effects. We performed an interrupted time series analysis to evaluate these effects. METHODS: We collected a representative sample of hospital discharge data from the healthcare cost and utilization project, from January 1993 through December 2014...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710755/rapid-detection-of-bacterial-susceptibility-or-resistance-to-quinolones
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Fátima Otero, Rebeca Santiso, María Tamayo, Germán Bou, Jaime Gosálvez, José Luis Fernández
The emergence of multidrug resistant microorganisms together with the decline in discovery and development of new antibiotics is of great concern in health-care policy. In this alarming context, an early and well-tailored antibiotic therapy is a relevant strategy not only to improve clinical outcome but also to avoid appearance and spreading of perilous resistant strains. One of the most common antibiotic classes is fluoroquinolones. They trap the DNA girase and/or topoisomerase IV on the DNA, resulting in DNA fragmentation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710218/assessing-the-medium-term-impact-of-a-home-visiting-programme-on-child-maltreatment-in-england-protocol-for-a-routine-data-linkage-study
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Fiona V Lugg-Widger, Rebecca Cannings-John, Sue Channon, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Kerenza Hood, Kerina H Jones, Alison Kemp, Joyce Kenkre, Mirella Longo, Kirsten McEwan, Gwenllian Moody, Eleri Owen-Jones, Julia Sanders, Jeremy Segrott, Michael Robling
INTRODUCTION: Child maltreatment involves acts of omission (neglect) or commission (abuse) often by caregivers that results in potential or actual harm to a child. The Building Blocks trial (ISRCTN23019866) assessed the short-term impact of an intensive programme of antenatal and postnatal visiting by specially trained nurses to support young pregnant women in England. The Building Blocks: 2-6 Study will assess the medium-term impacts of the programme for mothers and children (n=1562), through the linkage of routinely collected data to the trial data, with a particular emphasis on the programme's impact on preventing child maltreatment...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709599/recurrence-of-glomerulonephritis-an-underestimated-and-unmet-medical-need
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Johan W de Fijter
Recurrent glomerulonephritis is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to premature renal allograft failure. The incidence of recurrent glomerulonephritis varies widely depending on original disease, renal biopsy policy, and time of observation. Biopsy-documented clinical recurrence rates underestimate the true prevalence. The impact of recurrent glomerulonephritis on graft survival parameters also widely varies and requires large collaborative efforts with more detailed and balanced evaluations, such as other major causes for chronic renal allograft dysfunction...
August 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709455/barriers-and-facilitators-to-reducing-frequent-laboratory-testing-for-patients-who-are-stable-on-warfarin-a-mixed-methods-study-of-de-implementation-in-five-anticoagulation-clinics
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Geoffrey D Barnes, Sevan Misirliyan, Scott Kaatz, Elizabeth A Jackson, Brian Haymart, Eva Kline-Rogers, Jay Kozlowski, Gregory Krol, James B Froehlich, Anne Sales
BACKGROUND: Patients on chronic warfarin therapy require regular laboratory monitoring to safely manage warfarin. Recent studies have challenged the need for routine monthly blood draws in the most stable warfarin-treated patients, suggesting the safety of less frequent laboratory testing (up to every 12 weeks). De-implementation efforts aim to reduce the use of low-value clinical practices. To explore barriers and facilitators of a de-implementation effort to reduce the use of frequent laboratory tests for patients with stable warfarin management in nurse/pharmacist-run anticoagulation clinics, we performed a mixed-methods study conducted within a state-wide collaborative quality improvement collaborative...
July 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708957/influenza-vaccination-in-the-elderly
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Smetana Jan, Chlibek Roman, Shaw Jana, Splino Miroslav, Prymula Roman
Seasonal influenza is a prevalent and serious annual illness resulting in widespread morbidity and economic disruption throughout the population; the elderly and immunocompromised are particularly vulnerable to serious sequelae and mortality. The changing demographics worldwide to an aging society have important implications for public health policy and pharmaceutical innovations. For instance, primary prevention via immunization is effective in reducing the burden of influenza illness among the elderly. However, the elderly may be insufficiently protected by vaccination due to the immunosenescence which accompanies aging...
July 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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