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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535332/interventions-for-treating-anxiety-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Peter Knapp, C Alexia Campbell Burton, John Holmes, Jenni Murray, David Gillespie, C Elizabeth Lightbody, Caroline L Watkins, Ho-Yan Y Chun, Sharon R Lewis
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of stroke patients experience clinically significant levels of anxiety at some point after stroke. Physicians can treat these patients with antidepressants or other anxiety-reducing drugs, or both, or they can provide psychological therapy. This review looks at available evidence for these interventions. This is an update of the review first published in October 2011. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the effectiveness of pharmaceutical, psychological, complementary, or alternative therapeutic interventions in treating stroke patients with anxiety disorders or symptoms...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535106/value-tools-in-managed-care-decision-making-current-hurdles-and-future-opportunities
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Jeremy Schafer, Dominic Galante, Jason Shafrin
BACKGROUND: Organizations such as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, and Memorial Sloan Kettering have created distinct tools to help different stakeholders assess the value of oncology treatments. However, the oncology value tools were not necessarily created for payers, and it is unclear whether payers are using these tools as part of their drug management process. OBJECTIVE: To understand what value tools payers are using in oncology management and what benefits and shortcomings the tools may have from the payer perspective...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533041/-alzheimer-s-disease-and-training-for-carers-in-a-rural-region
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Marie-Laure Lecat, Frank Pizon, Cédric Kempf
Alzheimer's disease or related diseases constitute a major public health issue at the heart of the 2014-2019 plan for neurodegenerative diseases. Family carers, seeing to the day-to-day care of their loved ones, require support, particularly in rural regions. A study carried out of these carers sought to understand their perception of Alzheimer's disease, their role, and in what ways their training can help to reduce their physical and mental exhaustion in order to improve their quality of life.
May 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521070/drug-therapy-for-symptoms-associated-with-anxiety-in-adult-palliative-care-patients
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REVIEW
Susan Salt, Caroline A Mulvaney, Nancy J Preston
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2004 (Issue 1) and previously updated in 2012 (Issue 10). Anxiety is common in palliative care patients. It can be a natural response to the complex uncertainty of having a life-limiting illness or impending death, but it may represent a clinically significant issue in its own right. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of drug therapy for treating symptoms of anxiety in adults with a progressive life-limiting illness who are thought to be in their last year of life...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511720/identifying-models-of-delivery-care-domains-and-quality-indicators-relevant-to-palliative-day-services-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Seán R O'Connor, Martin Dempster, Noleen K McCorry
BACKGROUND: With an ageing population and increasing numbers of people with life-limiting illness, there is a growing demand for palliative day services. There is a need to measure and demonstrate the quality of these services, but there is currently little agreement on which aspects of care should be used to do this. The aim of the scoping review will be to map the extent, range and nature of the evidence around models of delivery, care domains and existing quality indicators used to evaluate palliative day services...
May 16, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508990/adolescents-with-congenital-heart-disease-their-opinions-about-the-preparation-for-transfer-to-adult-care
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Åsa Burström, Ewa-Lena Bratt, Björn Frenckner, Margret Nisell, Katarina Hanséus, Annika Rydberg, Maria Öjmyr-Joelsson
The aim of the study was to explore what adolescents with congenital heart disease (CHD) view as important in the preparation for the transfer to adult care. We performed interviews in four focus groups with adolescents (14-18 years old) at four university hospitals in Sweden. Data was analysed using qualitative content analysis. The analysis revealed one main category; Becoming a manager of the condition and four subcategories; Sufficient knowledge about the health, Be a participant in the care, Parental support, and Communicate with others about the health...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506127/living-into-death-a-case-for-an-iterative-fortified-and-cross-sector-approach-to-advance-care-planning
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Rebecca Llewellyn, Chrystal Jaye, Richard Egan, Wayne Cunningham, Jessica Young, Peter Radue
Advance care planning (ACP) has been framed as best practice for quality palliative care, yet a growing body of literature affirms the need for an early iterative ACP process to begin when people are young and healthy. A significant gap appears to exist in the literature regarding the utility of death conversations outside the end-of-life context. Could 'death conversations' early in life be an effective tool by which doctor and patient can co-construct a more healthful way of life, and realistic relationship with death? And what variables must be taken into account for these conversations to proceed successfully? This paper provides a narrative exploration of the value of death conversations in the clinical context in New Zealand...
May 16, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504894/preventing-burdensome-transitions-of-nursing-home-residents-with-advanced-dementia-it-s-more-than-advance-directives
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Ruth Palan Lopez, Susan L Mitchell, Jane L Givens
BACKGROUND: Although a palliative approach to care is recommended for people with advanced dementia, many nursing home (NH) residents with dementia experience burdensome interventions such as hospital transfers at the end of life. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to examine how decisions to transfer NH residents with advanced dementia are made, from the perspective of NH nurses and physicians. METHODS: A qualitative, descriptive method was used...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503041/pediatric-end-of-life-care-barriers-and-facilitators-perception-of-nursing-professionals-in-jordan
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Omar Mohammad Khraisat, Nemeh Ahmad Alakour, Teresa M O'Neill
INTRODUCTION: End-of-life care is a critical issue for pediatric population with terminal illness to ensure the best possible quality of care for them and their families. A survey was conducted to identify the barriers and facilitators to provide pediatric end-of-life care. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at three tertiary centers providing end-of-life care in Jordan. Two hundred critical care nurses were surveyed (response rate 93%). RESULTS: Nurses reported moderate level of experience in all areas of delivering pediatric end-of-life care...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501792/healing-ministry-and-palliative-care-in-christianity
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S Stephen Jayard, Nishant A Irudayadason, J Charles Davis
Death is inevitable, but that does not mean it can be planned or imposed. It is an ethical imperative that we attend to the unbearable pain and suffering of patients with incurable and terminal illnesses. This is where palliative care plays a vital role. Palliative care has been growing faster in the world of medicine since its emergence as a specialty in the last decade. Palliative care helps to reduce physical pain while affirming the aspect of human suffering and dying as a normal process. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life both of the patient and the family...
May 3, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501253/resection-of-the-primary-tumor-in-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-when-is-it-necessary
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REVIEW
Leandro Feo, Michael Polcino, Garrett M Nash
Management of metastatic colorectal cancer requires accurate staging and multidisciplinary evaluation, leading to a consensus treatment plan with the ultimate goal of increasing survival and improving the quality of life, while taking into consideration the patient's performance status, disease burden, and goals of care. Since the introduction of multidrug chemotherapeutic regimens, survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has improved. Many patients with unresectable disease are undergoing surgery for asymptomatic primary tumors despite evidence that it is usually a futile intervention...
June 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499567/the-effect-of-the-psychiatric-nursing-approach-based-on-the-tidal-model-on-coping-and-self-esteem-in-people-with-alcohol-dependency-a-randomized-trial
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Ayşegül Savaşan, Olcay Çam
INTRODUCTION: People with alcohol dependency have lower self-esteem than controls and when their alcohol use increases, their self-esteem decreases. Coping skills in alcohol related issues are predicted to reduce vulnerability to relapse. It is important to adapt care to individual needs so as to prevent a return to the cycle of alcohol use. The Tidal Model focuses on providing support and services to people who need to live a constructive life. AIM: The aim of the randomized study was to determine the effect of the psychiatric nursing approach based on the Tidal Model on coping and self-esteem in people with alcohol dependency...
June 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499512/the-organ-transplant-imperative
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REVIEW
Wil L Santivasi, Jacob J Strand, Paul S Mueller, Thomas J Beckman
More than 120,000 US patients were listed for solid organ transplants in 2016. Although data are scarce, we suspect that many of these patients will die while awaiting transplant and without engaging in goals-of-care discussions with their physicians. The challenges of addressing goals of care in patients with malignancy, end-stage renal disease, and heart failure have been studied. However, there is sparse literature on addressing goals of care throughout the dynamic process of transplant assessment and listing...
May 10, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499321/-group-discussions-in-health-services-research-part-1-introduction-and-deliberations-on-selection-of-method-and-planning
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Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Veronika Müller, Susanne Brandner, Christoph Karlheim, Saskia Jünger, Katharina Klindtworth, Maren Stamer, Nicole Höfling-Engels, Vera Kleineke, Benigna Brandt, Margret Xyländer, Christiane Patzelt, Thorsten Meyer
Health services researchers focus on the players, structures and impact of health care in "real life". They investigate how social aspects, financing, organizational structures, technologies and personal attitudes affect the process and outcomes of health care. Qualitative research methods are used here, which address how people act according to their unique living conditions (outside the context of experimental studies). Different methods of debriefing groups are essential for qualitative health services research...
May 12, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497470/cancer-ageing-multimorbidity-and-primary-care
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D Mazza, G Mitchell
Cancer care is complex, and made more so by multimorbidity and ageing. Multimorbidity affects all stages of cancer care from prevention and early detection through to end of life care. The effectiveness of cancer treatments in multimorbid patients may not be understood, as many conditions common in older people may be exclusion criteria in oncology clinical trials. The interaction between pre-existing physical capacity, multiple medical conditions and ageing can delay diagnosis, impact on treatments, complicate survivor care, and impact on decisions about starting and ceasing treatments...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495114/coming-of-age-health-care-challenges-of-an-ageing-population-in-israel
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REVIEW
Tzvi Dwolatzky, Jenny Brodsky, Faisal Azaiza, A Mark Clarfield, Jeremy M Jacobs, Howard Litwin
Although Israel is still young in years, with relatively high birth rates and older people (individuals aged 65 years or older) constituting only about 11% of its population, the absolute number of older people is growing rapidly. Life expectancy is high, and increasing numbers of people are living to advanced old age (older than 85 years). A wide spectrum of geriatric care is provided within a universal system providing health services to all citizens. Community and institutional care is available, and many innovative programmes are being developed...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495109/health-and-health-care-in-israel-an-introduction
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REVIEW
A Mark Clarfield, Orly Manor, Gabi Bin Nun, Shifra Shvarts, Zaher S Azzam, Arnon Afek, Fuad Basis, Avi Israeli
Starting well before Independence in 1948, and over the ensuing six decades, Israel has built a robust, relatively efficient public system of health care, resulting in good health statistics throughout the life course. Because of the initiative of people living under the British Mandate for Palestine (1922-48), the development of many of today's health services predated the state's establishment by several decades. An extensive array of high-quality services and technologies is available to all residents, largely free at point of service, via the promulgation of the 1994 National Health Insurance Law...
May 5, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494643/randomised-clinical-trial-of-early-specialist-palliative-care-plus-standard-care-versus-standard-care-alone-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-the-danish-palliative-care-trial
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Mogens Groenvold, Morten Aagaard Petersen, Anette Damkier, Mette Asbjoern Neergaard, Jan Bjoern Nielsen, Lise Pedersen, Per Sjøgren, Annette Sand Strömgren, Tove Bahn Vejlgaard, Christian Gluud, Jane Lindschou, Peter Fayers, Irene J Higginson, Anna Thit Johnsen
BACKGROUND: Beneficial effects of early palliative care have been found in advanced cancer, but the evidence is not unequivocal. AIM: To investigate the effect of early specialist palliative care among advanced cancer patients identified in oncology departments. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: The Danish Palliative Care Trial (DanPaCT) (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01348048) is a multicentre randomised clinical trial comparing early referral to a specialist palliative care team plus standard care versus standard care alone...
May 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494611/development-of-a-return-to-work-planning-tool-for-cancer-survivors
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Leila Amin, Mary Stergiou-Kita, Jennifer M Jones
BACKGROUND: The ability to return to work (RTW) after a cancer diagnosis can present significant challenges for survivors and can be an important predictor of their long-term quality of life. Survivors report concerns related to disclosing their cancer diagnosis, describing ongoing late effects of cancer, and negotiating workplace accommodations. PURPOSE: This paper outlines the development of an RTW planning template (RTW-PT) designed to improve communication with stakeholders involved in the RTW process...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493114/-management-of-multiresistant-bacteria-in-urology
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REVIEW
W Vahlensieck, R Rudolph, H-J Knopf, U Dahl, W Fabry
Contamination and infection with extensive drug resistant (XDR) bacteria are increasing in urology with the exception of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (stabilization). They often lead to logistic and therapeutical problems. Only 30-50% of XDR cases are of exogenous origin. To slow this trend, screening, hygiene programs, isolation, decontamination, targeted therapy of symptomatic infections, education programs, and success controls should be applied. Furthermore, all regulatory and legal instructions should be followed...
May 10, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
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