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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829626/transitioning-from-methadone-to-buprenorphine-maintenance-in-management-of-opioid-use-disorder-during-pregnancy
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Shakevia Johnson, Peter R Martin
BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorder during pregnancy is a growing health concern. Methadone maintenance is the treatment of choice but emerging data indicate buprenorphine is a viable alternative. Due to costs and limited accessibility of methadone, pregnant women may require transition from methadone to buprenorphine for maintenance treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and effectiveness of transitioning from methadone to buprenorphine when necessary during pregnancy...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828197/transition-care-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-needs-assessment-survey-of-quebec-gastroenterologists-and-allied-nurses
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Matthew Strohl, Xun Zhang, Dominique Lévesque, Talat Bessissow
AIM: To determine the tools needed and problems encountered during the transition of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients from pediatric to adult gastroenterologists (GIs) in Québec, Canada. METHODS: We conducted a needs assessment survey of Quebec health care professionals (HCPs). The survey was handed out to 136 Québec HCPs at a local conference in 2013. Additionally, it was emailed to any other HCPs in Quebec involved in caring for IBD patients. The completed surveys were compiled to derive descriptive data...
August 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828153/effect-of-polyethelene-oxide-on-the-thermal-degradation-of-cellulose-biofilm-low-cost-material-for-soft-tissue-repair-in-dentistry
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Anna Akkus, Rakim Tyler, David Schiraldi, Renato Roperto, Fady Faddoul, Sorin Teich
BACKGROUND: Bio cellulose is a byproduct of sweet tea fermentation known as kombusha. During the biosynthesis by bacteria cellulose chains are polymerized by enzyme from activated glucose. The single chains are then extruded through the bacterial cell wall. Interestingly, a potential of the Kombucha's byproduct bio cellulose (BC) as biomaterial had come into focus only in the past few decades. The unique physical and mechanical properties such as high purity, an ultrafine and highly crystalline network structure, a superior mechanical strength, flexibility, pronounced permeability to gases and liquids, and an excellent compatibility with living tissue that reinforced by biodegradability, biocompatibility, large swelling ratios...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827231/supporting-the-use-of-theory-in-cross-country-health-services-research-a-participatory-qualitative-approach-using-normalisation-process-theory-as-an-example
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Catherine A O'Donnell, Frances S Mair, Christopher Dowrick, Mary O'Reilly-de Brún, Tomas de Brún, Nicola Burns, Christos Lionis, Aristoula Saridaki, Maria Papadakaki, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, Katja Gravenhorst, Lucy Cooper, Christine Princz, Erik Teunissen, Francine van den Driessen Mareeuw, Maria Vlahadi, Wolfgang Spiegel, Anne MacFarlane
OBJECTIVES: To describe and reflect on the process of designing and delivering a training programme supporting the use of theory, in this case Normalisation Process Theory (NPT), in a multisite cross-country health services research study. DESIGN: Participatory research approach using qualitative methods. SETTING: Six European primary care settings involving research teams from Austria, England, Greece, Ireland, The Netherlands and Scotland...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826671/a-blueprint-for-the-post-discharge-clinic-visit-after-an-admission-for-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Aaron Soufer, Ralph J Riello, Nihar R Desai, Jeffrey M Testani, Tariq Ahmad
The immense symptom burden and healthcare expenditure associated with heart failure (HF) has resulted in hospital systems, insurance companies, and federal agencies playing close attention to systems of care delivery. In particular, there has been a large extent of focus on decreasing the frequency of HF readmissions through the development of hospital quality measures and the expansion of post discharge services to improve transitions of care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting. The post discharge clinic visit (PDV) serves an important role in this process as it acts as a fulcrum for the multi-disciplinary services available to HF patients, as well as an opportunity to fill any gaps that might have occurred in evidence based care of the patient...
August 18, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826670/heart-failure-transitions-of-care-a-pharmacist-led-post-discharge-pilot-experience
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REVIEW
Sherry K Milfred-LaForest, Julie A Gee, Adam M Pugacz, Ileana L Piña, Danielle M Hoover, Robert C Wenzell, Aubrey Felton, Eric Guttenberg, Jose Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To perform a pilot evaluation of a pharmacist-led, multidisciplinary transitional care clinic for heart failure (HF) patients. BACKGROUND: Transitions of care in HF should include: medication reconciliation, multidisciplinary care, early post-discharge follow-up, and prompt intervention on HF signs and symptoms. We hypothesized that combining these elements with optimization of medications would impact outcomes. METHODS: In the SERIOUS HF Medication Reconciliation Transitional Care Clinic (HF MRTCC), patients were seen by a clinical pharmacist trained in HF...
August 18, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823070/-what-is-not-written-does-not-exist-the-importance-of-proper-documentation-of-medication-use-history
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Carina Carvalho Silvestre, Lincoln Marques Cavalcante Santos, Alfredo Dias de Oliveira-Filho, Divaldo Pereira de Lyra
Medications are perceived as health risk factors, because they might cause damage if used improperly. In this context, an adequate assessment of medication use history should be encouraged, especially in transitions of care to avoid unintended medication discrepancies (UMDs). In a case-controlled study, we investigated potential risk factors for UMDs at hospital admission and found that 150 (42%) of the 358 patients evaluated had one or more UMDs. We were surprised to find that there was no record of a patient and/or relative interview on previous use of medication in 117 medical charts of adult patients (44...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821264/impact-of-early-initiation-versus-national-standard-of-care-of-antiretroviral-therapy-in-swaziland-s-public-sector-health-system-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-randomized-trial
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Fiona J Walsh, Till Bärnighausen, Wim Delva, Yvette Fleming, Gavin Khumalo, Charlotte L Lejeune, Sikhathele Mazibuko, Charmaine Khudzie Mlambo, Ria Reis, Donna Spiegelman, Mandisa Zwane, Velephi Okello
BACKGROUND: There is robust clinical evidence to support offering early access to antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV-positive individuals, irrespective of disease stage, to both improve patient health outcomes and reduce HIV incidence. However, as the global treatment guidelines shift to meet this evidence, it is still largely unknown if early access to ART for all (also referred to as "treatment as prevention" or "universal test and treat") is a feasible intervention in the resource-limited countries where this approach could have the biggest impact on the course of the HIV epidemics...
August 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820762/collaborative-simulation-enhancing-the-transition-to-clinical-practice
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Bobbi J Palmer, Kathy Ham
Beginning nursing students typically report anxiety, low self-confidence, and difficulty transferring theoretical knowledge to the clinical setting prior to their first clinical experience. To address these issues, first-semester faculty in a prelicensure, undergraduate nursing program created a collaborative simulation experience (CSE). Implementation prior to the first clinical day provided real-life exposure to patient care, enhanced the transfer of knowledge, decreased anxiety, promoted self-confidence, and allowed faculty to identify students' strengths and weaknesses...
September 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820622/latent-growth-curve-modeling-of-non-injection-drug-use-and-condomless-sexual-behavior-from-ages-18-to-21-in-gay-bisexual-and-other-ymsm-the-p18-cohort-study
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Perry N Halkitis, Kristen Bub, Christopher B Stults, Francesca C Bates, Farzana Kapadia
BACKGROUND: HIV/AIDS continues to be a health disparity faced by sexual minority men, and is exacerbated by non-injection drug use. OBJECTIVES: We sought to delineate growth in non-injection drug use and condomless sex in a sample of racially and economically diverse of gay, bisexual, and other young men who have sex with men (YMSM) as they emerged into adulthood between the ages of 18 and 21 and who came of age in the post-HAART era. METHODS: Behavioral data on drug use and condomless sex, collected via a calendar based technique over 7 waves of a cohort study of 600 YMSM, were analyzed using latent growth curve modeling to document patterns of growth in these behaviors, their associations, and the extent to which patterns and associations are moderated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status...
August 18, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819665/efficient-photoelectrochemical-water-splitting-on-ultrasmall-defect-rich-taox-nanoclusters-enhanced-by-size-selected-pt-nanocluster-promoters
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Saurabh Srivastava, Joseph Palathinkal Thomas, Nina Heinig, Marwa Abd-Ellah, Md Anisur Rahman, Kam Tong Leung
Formation of nanoclusters has attracted a lot of attention in recent years because of their distinct properties from isolated atoms and bulk solids. Here, we focus on the catalytic properties of supported transition metal oxide nanoclusters, such as TaO2, with a well-defined size distribution below 10 nm. We show that their catalytic performance can be greatly enhanced by introducing a reaction promoter such as Pt. Different combinations of precisely size-selected, defect-rich TaOx and Pt nanoclusters are produced by a gas-phase aggregation technique in a special DC magnetron sputtering system...
August 18, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818188/healthcare-outcomes-in-undocumented-immigrants-undergoing-two-emergency-dialysis-approaches%C3%A2
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S Jawad Sher, Ranjani N Moorthi, Waqas Aftab, Sharon M Moe, Christopher S Weaver, Frank C Messina, Nancy M Martinez-Hoover, Melissa D Anderson, Michael T Eadon
BACKGROUND: Current estimates suggest 6,500 undocumented end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States are ineligible for scheduled hemodialysis and require emergent dialysis. In order to remain in compliance with Emergency Medicaid, an academic health center altered its emergency dialysis criteria from those emphasizing interdialytic interval to a set emphasizing numerical thresholds. We report the impact of this administrative change on the biochemical parameters, utilization, and adverse outcomes in an undocumented patient cohort...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818082/comparing-chronic-condition-rates-using-icd-9-and-icd-10-in-va-patients-fy2014-2016
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Jean Yoon, Adam Chow
BACKGROUND: Management of patients with chronic conditions relies on accurate measurement. It is unknown how transition to the ICD-10 coding system affected reporting of chronic condition rates over time. We measured chronic condition rates 2 years before and 1 year after the transition to ICD-10 to examine changes in prevalence rates and potential measurement issues in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. METHODS: We developed definitions for 34 chronic conditions using ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and compared the prevalence rates of these conditions from FY2014 to 2016 in a 20% random sample (1...
August 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817516/after-the-gap-analysis-education-and-practice-changes-to-prepare-nurses-of-the-future
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Audrey Marie Beauvais, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Barbara Aronson, Suzanne E Conlon, Pamela Forte, Kathleen S Fries, Judith M Hahn, Russell Hullstrung, Meg Levvis, Paula McCauley, Patricia Padula Morgan, Linda Perfetto, Lisa M Rebeschi, Sheila B Solernou, Patricia Span, Lisa J Sundean
AIM: The purpose of the study was to describe the Connecticut Nursing Collaborative-Action Coalition's work in identifying and addressing gaps between nursing education and practice based on the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report. BACKGROUND: Massachusetts Nurse of the Future (NOF) Competencies highlight the knowledge, skills, and attitudes/behaviors required for professional nurses. Integrating these concepts into the educational system will prepare the nursing workforce to respond to current/future health care needs and population health issues...
September 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817315/experience-of-menopause-in-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pilot-study
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E Kaley Donaldson, V Huang, S Ross, B C Sydora
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating chronic intestinal diseases requiring extensive medical intervention. Little is known how IBD symptoms and treatments affect menopause experience and quality of life. The study's goal was to investigate the relationship between IBD and menopause. METHOD: Women with IBD, between the ages of 30 and 65 years, were recruited from an outpatient IBD clinic. They completed surveys on obstetric, medical, and IBD history and clinical disease activity...
August 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816594/consensus-statement-on-current-and-emerging-methods-for-the-diagnosis-and-evaluation-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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Manus J Donahue, Eric Achten, Petrice M Cogswell, Frank-Erik De Leeuw, Colin P Derdeyn, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Audrey P Fan, Rashid Ghaznawi, Jeremy J Heit, M Arfan Ikram, Peter Jezzard, Lori C Jordan, Eric Jouvent, Linda Knutsson, Richard Leigh, David S Liebeskind, Weili Lin, Thomas W Okell, Adnan I Qureshi, Charlotte J Stagg, Matthias Jp van Osch, Peter Cm van Zijl, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Max Wintermark, Ona Wu, Greg Zaharchuk, Jinyuan Zhou, Jeroen Hendrikse
Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) remains a leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in most developed countries. This work summarizes state-of-the-art, and possible future, diagnostic and evaluation approaches in multiple stages of CVD, including (i) visualization of sub-clinical disease processes, (ii) acute stroke theranostics, and (iii) characterization of post-stroke recovery mechanisms. Underlying pathophysiology as it relates to large vessel steno-occlusive disease and the impact of this macrovascular disease on tissue-level viability, hemodynamics (cerebral blood flow, cerebral blood volume, and mean transit time), and metabolism (cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption and pH) are also discussed in the context of emerging neuroimaging protocols with sensitivity to these factors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815783/stuck-in-tradition-a-qualitative-study-on-barriers-for-implementation-of-evidence-based-nutritional-care-perceived-by-nursing-staff
#17
Malene Barfod O Connell, Pia Søe Jensen, Signe Lindgård Andersen, Cecilia Fernbrant, Vibeke Nørholm, Helle Vendel Petersen
AIM: To explore the barriers for nutritional care as perceived by nursing staff at an acute orthopedic ward, aiming to implement evidence-based nutritional care. BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicate that nurses recognize nutritional care as important, but interventions are often lacking. These studies show that a range of barriers influence the attempt to optimize nutritional care. Before the implementation of evidence-based nutritional care, we examined barriers for nutritional care among the nursing staff...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815630/caregiver-child-interaction-caregiver-transitions-and-group-size-as-mediators-between-intervention-condition-and-attachment-and-physical-growth-outcomes-in-institutionalized-children
#18
Hilary A Warner, Robert B McCall, Christina J Groark, Kevin H Kim, Rifkat J Muhamedrahimov, Oleg I Palmov, Natalia V Nikiforova
This report describes a secondary analysis of data from a comprehensive intervention project which included training and structural changes in three Baby Homes in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Multiple mediator models were tested according to the R.M. Baron and D.A. Kenny () causal-steps approach to examine whether caregiver-child interaction quality, number of caregiver transitions, and group size mediated the effects of the intervention on children's attachment behaviors and physical growth. The study utilized a subsample of 163 children from the original Russian Baby Home project, who were between 11 and 19 months at the time of assessment...
August 16, 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815609/the-academic-practice-gap-strategies-for-an-enduring-problem
#19
C L Huston, B Phillips, P Jeffries, C Todero, J Rich, P Knecht, S Sommer, M P Lewis
The academic-practice gap in nursing is well documented. Academe is criticized for producing nurses insufficiently prepared to fully participate in patient care. Practice settings are criticized for having unrealistic expectations of new graduates. This article is based on a review of the literature and an exploration of contemporary practices used to bridge academic and practice partnerships. Differences in outcome expectations for new graduates between academe and practice are outlined and consequences of the gap for new graduates, patients, and employers are discussed...
August 16, 2017: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815552/connect-home-transitional-care-of-skilled-nursing-facility-patients-and-their-caregivers
#20
Mark Toles, Cathleen Colón-Emeric, Mary D Naylor, Josephine Asafu-Adjei, Laura C Hanson
BACKGROUND: Older adults that transfer from skilled nursing facilities (SNF) to home have significant risk for poor outcomes. Transitional care of SNF patients (i.e., time-limited services to ensure coordination and continuity of care) is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and relevance of the Connect-Home transitional care intervention, and to compare preparedness for discharge between comparison and intervention dyads. DESIGN: A non-randomized, historically controlled design-enrolling dyads of SNF patients and their family caregivers...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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