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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447870/does-specialized-inpatient-rehabilitation-affect-whether-or-not-people-with-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-return-home
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Christiana L Cheng, Tova Plashkes, Tian Shen, Nader Fallah, Suzanne Humphreys, Colleen O'Connell, A Gary Linassi, Chester Ho, Christine Short, Karen Ethans, Rebecca Charbonneau, Jérôme Paquet, Vanessa K Noonan
Return to living at home is an important patient-reported outcome following traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). Specialized inpatient rehabilitation assists such patients in maximizing function and independence. Our project aim was to describe those patients receiving specialized rehabilitation after tSCI in Canada, and to determine if such rehabilitation improved the likelihood of returning home. This cohort study utilized data from RHSCIR to identify patients with tSCI discharged from 1 of 18 participating acute specialized spine facilities between 2011-2015 to either 1 of 13 participating specialized rehabilitation facilities, or another discharge destination...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443428/the-ms-nurse-25-years-on
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Erin Dean
Emma Matthews became a multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist nurse after looking for a job that would let her build close relationships with patients and their families. Ms Matthews, who works at Northampton General Hospital four days a week, says working with patients to manage the progressive neurological condition has been incredibly satisfying.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427448/capture-recapture-methodology-to-study-rare-conditions-using-surveillance-data-for-fragile-x-syndrome-and-muscular-dystrophy
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Michael G Smith, Julie Royer, Joshua Mann, Suzanne McDermott, Rodolfo Valdez
BACKGROUND: Rare conditions can be catastrophic for families and the implications for public health can be substantial. Our study compared basic surveillance through active medical record review with a linked administrative data file to assess the number of cases of two rare conditions, fragile X syndrome (FXS) and muscular dystrophy (MD) in a population. METHODS: Two methods of data collection were used to collect information from five counties comprising two standard metropolitan statistical areas of South Carolina...
April 21, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416966/an-overview-of-mental-health-care-system-in-kilifi-kenya-results-from-an-initial-assessment-using-the-world-health-organization-s-assessment-instrument-for-mental-health-systems
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Mary A Bitta, Symon M Kariuki, Eddie Chengo, Charles R J C Newton
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the state of mental health systems in Kenya. In 2010, Kenya promulgated a new constitution, which devolved national government and the national health system to 47 counties including Kilifi County. There is need to provide evidence from mental health systems research to identify priority areas in Kilifi's mental health system for informing county health sector decision making. We conducted an initial assessment of state of mental health systems in Kilifi County and documented resources, policy and legislation and spectrum of mental, neurological and substance use disorders...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410771/the-esophageal-cooling-device-a-new-temperature-control-tool-in%C3%A2-the-intensivist-s-arsenal
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Ahmed F Hegazy, Danielle M Lapierre, Ron Butler, Janet Martin, Eyad Althenayan
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia has been demonstrated to improve neurological outcome in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Current temperature control modalities however, have several limitations. Exploring innovative methods of temperature management has become a necessity. METHODS: We describe the first use of a novel esophageal cooling device as a sole modality for hypothermia induction, maintenance and rewarming in a series of four postcardiac arrest patients...
April 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409062/improved-availability-and-quality-of-care-with-epilepsy-nurse-practitioners
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Chloe E Hill, Bethany Thomas, Kimberly Sansalone, Kathryn A Davis, Judy A Shea, Brian Litt, Nabila Dahodwala
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the quality of care delivered by nurse practitioner (NP)-physician teams employed to expand clinic appointment availability for patients with epilepsy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study of patients with epilepsy presenting to the Penn Epilepsy Center for a new patient appointment in 2014. During this time, patients were seen either by an NP-physician team care model or a more traditional physician-only care model...
April 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397666/-acute-monosymptomatic-anisocoria-after-removing-a-scopolamine-patch-from-a-patient
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Jeppe Bakkestrøm Rosenbæk
Acute anisocoria requires timely examination to rule out intracranial pathology. This case report describes a 34-year-old nurse who experienced blurred vision and unilateral mydriasis. She had no other complaints, and neurological examinations were normal. Shortly before, she had removed a scopolamine (hyoscine) patch from a patient and had following inadvertently rubbed her eye. The symptoms remitted completely within 24 hours. Knowledge of this benign phenomenon is important in order to advise patients and caregivers when handling a scopolamine patch, and in order to avoid unnecessary investigations...
January 30, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393345/-bracing-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Yi-Fang Lo, Yu-Chu Huang
Scoliosis is a common medical problem, with an incidence of between 0.47% and 5.2% in the general population globally. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) accounts for nearly 80% of all scoliosis. Young people with AIS often experience negative social consequences in association with their condition. Without proper and timely treatment, the potential resulting disabilities range from trunk deformity, pain, and neurological complications to compromised cardiopulmonary function, all of which may cause lifelong suffering...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377092/interdisciplinary-medication-decision-making-by-pharmacists-in-pediatric-hospital-settings-an-ethnographic-study
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Ellie Rosenfeld, Sharon Kinney, Carlye Weiner, Fiona Newall, Allison Williams, Noel Cranswick, Ian Wong, Narelle Borrott, Elizabeth Manias
OBJECTIVE: Children are particularly vulnerable to experiencing medication incidents in hospitals. Making sound medication decisions is therefore of paramount importance. Prior research has principally described pharmacists' role in reducing medication errors. There is a dearth of information about pharmacists' interactions with pediatric hospital staff across disciplines in resolving medication issues. The aim of this study was to examine interdisciplinary medication decision making by pharmacists in pediatric hospital settings...
March 22, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375918/mitigating-cybersecurity-risks
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Rachel V Rose, Joseph S Kass
Cybersecurity issues and their impact on compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act are becoming more of an enforcement focus for a variety of government agencies, including the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Justice. In the case presented in this article, a nurse in a neurology practice opted to speak with a patient about human immunodeficiency virus testing procedures in a manner audible to others in the waiting room...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375450/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-dysphagia-a-systematic-review-of-instrument-development-and-validation
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D A Patel, R Sharda, K L Hovis, E E Nichols, N Sathe, D F Penson, I D Feurer, M L McPheeters, M F Vaezi, David O Francis
OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are commonly used to capture patient experience with dysphagia and to evaluate treatment effectiveness. Inappropriate application can lead to distorted results in clinical studies. A systematic review of the literature on dysphagia-related PRO measures was performed to (1) identify all currently available measures and (2) to evaluate each for the presence of important measurement properties that would affect their applicability. DESIGN: MEDLINE via the PubMed interface, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Health and Psychosocial Instrument database were searched using relevant vocabulary terms and key terms related to PRO measures and dysphagia...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371000/uncertainty-and-depression-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sangwoo Ahn, JuHee Lee, Sang Hui Chu, Young H Sohn
Adults with chronic disease may experience uncertainty and depression when coping with their illness. This study identifies degrees of uncertainty and depression, as well as factors associated with depression in people with Parkinson's disease. The 120 participants included patients who visited the neurology outpatient department of a tertiary hospital in Seoul and individuals who attended public events managed by the Korean Parkinson's Disease Association. The mean age of the sample was 65.01 and 50.8% of patients were men...
March 29, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363610/unnecessary-overuse-study-of-inadvisable-practices-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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M M Ortiz, P Llamas, M Sanmartín, J A Egido, J Del Toro, M I Egocheaga, M S Estévez, I M Navarro, J J Mira
OBJECTIVE: To identify overuse (diagnostic, therapeutic and self-care practices that represent risks that outweigh the potential benefits) in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHOD: The study was based on qualitative research techniques. Using the "Metaplan" technique, we identified and ordered potentially inappropriate, ineffective and inefficient practices. By means of a consensus conference, we then established a number of "inadvisable practice" measures (relatively common practices that should be eliminated based on the scientific evidence or clinical experience)...
March 28, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359710/national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-in-plain-english-is-reliable-for-novice-nurse-users-with-minimal-training
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Sandy Dancer, Allen J Brown, Lisa Rietz Yanase
The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is commonly used in Comprehensive Stroke Centers, but it has not been easily implemented in smaller centers. The aim of this study was to assess whether nurse providers who were naive to stroke assessment scales could obtain accurate stroke severity scores using our previously validated NIH Stroke Scale in Plain English (NIHSS-PE) with minimal or no training. METHODS: We randomly assigned 122 nursing students who were naive to stroke assessment scales to 1 of 4 groups: trained on the NIHSS, untrained on the NIHSS, trained on the NIHSS-PE, or untrained on the NIHSS-PE...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345980/palliative-care-nursing-for-patients-with-neurological-diseases-what-makes-the-difference
#15
Anna Dieplinger, Firuzan Sari Kundt, Stefan Lorenzl
Neurodegenerative diseases progress slowly, creating increasing physical disability with unpredictable disease trajectories. The disease's life-threatening nature often places these patients in palliative care. There are several factors that complicate the care of patients with neurodegenerative diseases in palliative care units. Owing to physical impairments, there are many communication barriers between patients and staff. Nurses are not able to duplicate the patient's meticulous daily routine leading to caregiver mistrust in the nurse's competencies...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344182/repair-of-frontoethmoidal-encephalocele-in-the-philippines-an-account-of-30-cases-between-2008-2013
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Amanda-Lynn Marshall, Pradeep Setty, Mark Hnatiuk, Daniel R Pieper
BACKGROUND: Frontoethmoidal encephalocele is a congenital abnormality of the anterior skull base involving herniation of cranial contents through a midline skull defect. Patency of the foramen cecum, along with other multifactorial variables, contribute to the development of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles. Due to limited resources, financial constraints, and lack of surgical expertise, repair of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles are limited in developing countries. METHODS: Between 2008-2013 an interdisciplinary team composed of neurosurgeons, craniofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and nursing personnel, conducted surgical mission trips to Davao City in Mindanao, Philippines...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342656/nurses-are-as-specific-and-are-earlier-in-calling-in-hospital-stroke-alerts-compared-to-physicians
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Pravin George, Dolora R Wisco, James Gebel, Ken Uchino, Christopher R Newey
INTRODUCTION: In-hospital stroke alerts are typically activated by nurses or physicians when a patient's neurological status acutely changes from baseline. It is unclear if knowledge of stroke symptoms translates to accurate activation of the acute stroke team. We hypothesized that nurses who activate the stroke alert system would correctly identify as great a proportion of acute strokes as physicians. We also investigated the time to activation of these in-hospital stroke alerts. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive inpatient stroke team calls over a 12-month period at a single, tertiary care center...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337648/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-alternating-hemiplegia-of-childhood
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REVIEW
Melanie Masoud, Lyndsey Prange, Jeffrey Wuchich, Arsen Hunanyan, Mohamad A Mikati
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and related disorders should be provided by a multidisciplinary team experienced with the spectrum of presentations of this disease, with its related disorders, with its complex and fluctuating manifestations, and with cutting edge advances occurring in the field. Involvement in research to advance the understanding of this disease and partnership with international collaborators and family organizations are also important...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332012/-frequency-of-falls-among-clients-of-home-care-services-the-importance-of-care-related-and-social-risk-factors
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A Rommel, J Kottner, R Suhr, N Lahmann
BACKGROUND: Among the elderly falls frequently result in injuries, increase the need for long-term care and pose a challenge for the quality assurance in nursing care. We describe the frequency and risk factors of falls among care-dependent persons using home care services in Germany. METHODS: The participants of the study "Nursing-related health problems in home care" (n = 880) were recruited based on a list of the officially accredited nursing services. Data collection followed a standardized study protocol...
March 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321060/late-seizures-after-stroke-in-clinical-practice-the-prevalence-of-non-convulsive-seizures
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Yosuke Miyaji, Yuichi Kawabata, Hideto Joki, Shunsuke Seki, Kentaro Mori, Tomoya Kamide, Akira Tamase, Hiroshi Shima, Motohiro Nomura, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Fumiaki Tanaka
Objective The prevalence of the non-convulsive type of late seizure after stroke is unknown. The aim of the present study was to clarify the characteristics of late seizure in clinical practice, mainly focusing on the prevalence of non-convulsive seizure. Methods A total of 178 consecutive patients who were admitted and diagnosed with late seizure after stroke were retrospectively enrolled, and the data of 127 patients for whom the complete seizure was observed by a bystander were analyzed. Clinical information was obtained from the medical records and nursing notes...
2017: Internal Medicine
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