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D Di Miceli, C Cina, C Fiorillo, G B Doglietto, S Alfieri
OBJECTIVE: Integration of different therapeutic strategies in cancer surgery in the last years has led from treating primary lesions to the surgical treatment of metastases. The purpose of this paper is to report a single Italian center experience of treatment of peritoneal carcinosis of the abdominopelvic malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 103 HIPEC procedures were performed in 17 years on 94 selected patients affected by abdominopelvic cancer. The PCI score was calculated at laparotomy...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Rossybelle P Amorrortu, Mariana Arevalo, Sally W Vernon, Arch G Mainous, Vanessa Diaz, M Diane McKee, Marvella E Ford, Barbara C Tilley
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to increase diversity in clinical trials, racial/ethnic minority groups generally remain underrepresented, limiting researchers' ability to test the efficacy and safety of new interventions across diverse populations. We describe the use of a systematic framework, intervention mapping (IM), to develop an intervention to modify recruitment behaviors of coordinators and specialist investigators with the goal of increasing diversity in trials conducted within specialty clinics...
February 17, 2018: Trials
Rhys Bevan Jones, Anita Thapar, Frances Rice, Harriet Beeching, Rachel Cichosz, Becky Mars, Daniel J Smith, Sally Merry, Paul Stallard, Ian Jones, Ajay K Thapar, Sharon A Simpson
BACKGROUND: Depression is common in adolescence and leads to distress and impairment in individuals, families and carers. Treatment and prevention guidelines highlight the key role of information and evidence-based psychosocial interventions not only for individuals but also for their families and carers. Engaging young people in prevention and early intervention programs is a challenge, and early treatment and prevention of adolescent depression is a major public health concern. There has been growing interest in psychoeducational interventions to provide accurate information about health issues and to enhance and develop self-management skills...
February 15, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
Helen Lloyd, Hannah Wheat, Jane Horrell, Thavapriya Sugavanam, Benjamin Fosh, Jose M Valderas, James Close
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported measure (PRM) questionnaires were originally used in research to measure outcomes of intervention studies. They have now evolved into a diverse family of tools measuring a range of constructs including quality of life and experiences of care. Current health and social care policy increasingly advocates their use for embedding the patient voice into service redesign through new models of care such as person-centered coordinated care (P3C). If chosen carefully and used efficiently, these tools can help improve care delivery through a variety of novel ways, including system-level feedback for health care management and commissioning...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Antonio Cano, Peter Chedraui, Dimitrios G Goulis, Irene Lambrinoudaki, Patrice Lopes, Gita Mishra, Alfred Mueck, Margaret Rees, Levent M Senturk, John C Stevenson, Petra Stute, Pauliina Tuomikoski, Tommaso Simoncini
Management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common and challenging task. Nowadays older women are more active than they were in the past, and the development of POP disrupts quality of life and impairs social and personal activities. The menopausal transition is a time of vulnerability, during which many women start experiencing symptoms and signs of POP. The role of hormonal changes or of hormonal therapies in influencing the development or progression of POP has been explored extensively. The management of POP requires considerable clinical skills...
February 6, 2018: Maturitas
Pim P Valentijn, Fernando Abdalla Pereira, Marinella Ruospo, Suetonia C Palmer, Jörgen Hegbrant, Christina W Sterner, Hubertus J M Vrijhoef, Dirk Ruwaard, Giovanni F M Strippoli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The effectiveness of person-centered integrated care strategies for CKD is uncertain. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials to assess the effect of person-centered integrated care for CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (from inception to April of 2016), and selected randomized, controlled trials of person-centered integrated care interventions with a minimum follow-up of 3 months...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
Didier Lecordier, Emmanuelle Cartron, Ljiljana Jovic
INTRODUCTION: the lifestyles of people with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) are poorly understood and yet their consideration is essential for effective long-term care. The nursing care provided in the reference centers integrates the diversity clinic of this disease in interdisciplinary care, but it is more complicated from a relational point of view. The objective of this qualitative study was to understand the ways of living for a person with DM1, his body and the coping strategies developed...
February 2, 2018: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
John F P Bridges, Ellen M Janssen, Andrea Ferris, Sydney M Dy
OBJECTIVE: Incorporating the patient perspective into lung cancer research, policy and treatment is becoming increasingly recognized as important. This project sought to create an engagement partnership with lung cancer patient advocates and to explore their views on transforming lung cancer healthcare systems, treatment, and policy to be more patient centered. METHODS: A patient action committee (PAC) of patient advocates living with lung cancer was engaged through group meetings, in-person and phone interviews, and email correspondence...
February 12, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Melinda M Davis, Rose Gunn, L Kris Gowen, Benjamin F Miller, Larry A Green, Deborah J Cohen
Integrated behavioral health and primary care is a patient-centered approach designed to address a person's physical, emotional, and social healthcare needs. Increasingly, practices are integrating care to help achieve the Quadruple Aim, yet no studies have examined, using qualitative methods, patients' experiences of care in integrated settings. The purpose of this study was to examine patients' experiences of care in community-based settings integrating behavioral health and primary care. This is a qualitative study of 24 patients receiving care across five practices participating in Advancing Care Together (ACT)...
February 7, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Antonio-Javier Garcia-Sanchez, Enrique Angel Garcia Angosto, Pedro Antonio Moreno Riquelme, Alfredo Serna Berna, David Ramos-Amores
Ionizing radiation is one of the main risks affecting healthcare workers and patients worldwide. Special attention has to be paid to medical staff in the vicinity of radiological equipment or patients undergoing radioisotope procedures. To measure radiation values, traditional area meters are strategically placed in hospitals and personal dosimeters are worn by workers. However, important drawbacks inherent to these systems in terms of cost, detection precision, real time data processing, flexibility, and so on, have been detected and carefully detailed...
February 8, 2018: Sensors
David S Fink, Julian Santaella-Tenorio, Katherine M Keyes
Investigating suicides following the death of Robin Williams, a beloved actor and comedian, on August 11th, 2014, we used time-series analysis to estimate the expected number of suicides during the months following Williams' death. Monthly suicide count data in the US (1999-2015) were from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-ranging ONline Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER). Expected suicides were calculated using a seasonal autoregressive integrated moving averages model to account for both the seasonal patterns and autoregression...
2018: PloS One
Audrey L Jones, Roxanne Thomas, Daniel O Hedayati, Shaddy K Saba, James Conley, Adam J Gordon
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) established a patient-centered medical home model of care for Veterans experiencing homelessness called Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACTs) to improve engagement with primary care and reduce utilization of hospital-based services. To evaluate the impact of HPACT, we compare the number and type of health care visits in the twelve months before and after enrollment in one HPACT, and explore patient characteristics associated with increases and decreases in visits...
February 7, 2018: Substance Abuse
David A Wolfe
The five important papers in this series reflect the evolving state of research on violence and victimization. Their findings and methods underscore the importance of studying poly-victimization as the more encompassing genesis of harm across stages of development, rather than singular, isolated events. That is, children and youth who experience one type of violence are more likely than not to have experienced (or will experience) many others. Poly-victimized children become victims of further abuse and trauma and, in turn, are at increased risk of becoming perpetrators toward peers and future partners...
March 2018: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Michelle Grunauer, Caley Mikesell
It is estimated that 6.3 million children who die annually need pediatric palliative care (PPC) and that only about 10% of them receive the attention they need because about 98% of them live in under-resourced settings where PPC is not accessible. The consultative model and the integrated model of care (IMOC) are the most common strategies used to make PPC available to critically ill children. In the consultative model, the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) team, the patient, or their family must request a palliative care (PC) consultation with the external PC team for a PICU patient to be evaluated for special care needs...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Xuehua Ke, Abhishek Kavati, Debra Wertz, Qing Huang, Liya Wang, Vincent J Willey, Judith J Stephenson, Benjamin Ortiz, Brandee Paknis, Jonathan A Bernstein, Lisa A Beck
BACKGROUND: Omalizumab is indicated for the management of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) in patients aged 12 years or older with persistent hives that are not adequately controlled by H1 antihistamines. While its safety and efficacy in CIU patients have been evaluated in multiple clinical trials, real-world use of omalizaumab in CIU has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE: To assess demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment patterns of CIU patients who initiated omalizumab to better understand the usage of this agent in CIU management in the real world...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Dorijn F L Hertroijs, Arianne M J Elissen, Martijn C G J Brouwers, Nicolaas C Schaper, Dirk Ruwaard
Aim To identify which patient-related effect modifiers influence the outcomes of integrated care programs for type 2 diabetes in primary care. BACKGROUND: Integrated care is a widespread management strategy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, most integrated care programs are not tailored to patients' needs, preferences and abilities. There is increasing consensus that such a patient-centered approach could improve the management of type 2 diabetes. Thus far, it remains unclear which patient-related effect modifiers should guide such an approach...
February 6, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
M Knobe, P Rasche, L Rentemeister, C Bliemel, B Bücking, L C Bollheimer, H-C Pape
BACKGROUND: An individual's risk of falling is generally difficult to detect and it is likely to be underestimated. Thus, preventive measures are challenging and they demand sufficient integration and implementation into aftercare and outpatient management. The Aachen Falls Prevention Scale (AFPS) is a quick and easy tool for patient-driven fall risk assessment. Older adults' risk of falling is identified in a suitable manner and they then have the opportunity to independently assess and monitor their risk of falling...
February 2, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Shannon J McCall, Philip A Branton, Victoria M Blanc, Sarah M Dry, Julie M Gastier-Foster, James H Harrison, Scott D Jewell, Rajesh C Dash, Rebecca C Obeng, Joan Rose, Dawna L Mateski, Albi Liubinskas, James A Robb, Nilsa C Ramirez, Kathi Shea
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) developed the Biorepository Accreditation Program (BAP) in 2012. This program integrates best practices from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Biorepositories, the National Cancer Institute, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program. The goal of this elective program is to provide requirements for standardization in biorepository processes that will result in high-quality specimens that can be used to support research, drug discovery, and personalized medicine...
February 2, 2018: Biopreservation and Biobanking
Leeann N Comfort, Stephen M Shortell, Hector P Rodriguez, Carrie H Colla
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether an empirically derived taxonomy of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is associated with quality and spending performance among patients of ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). DATA SOURCES: Three waves of the National Survey of ACOs and corresponding publicly available Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services performance data for NSACO respondents participating in the MSSP (N = 204); SK&A Office Based Physicians Database from QuintilesIMS...
January 31, 2018: Health Services Research
Lori Wiener, Abby R Rosenberg, Wendy G Lichtenthal, Julia Tager, Meaghann S Weaver
OBJECTIVE: The death of a child has been associated with adverse parental outcomes, including a heightened risk for psychological distress, poor physical health, loss of employment income, and diminished psychosocial well-being. Psychosocial standards of care for centers serving pediatric cancer patients recommend maintaining at least one meaningful contact between the healthcare team and bereaved parents to identify families at risk for negative psychosocial sequelae and to provide resources for bereavement support...
February 1, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
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