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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324597/the-burden-of-chronic-heart-failure-in-primary-care-in-italy
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Carlo Piccinni, Ippazio Cosimo Antonazzo, Monica Simonetti, Marco Giovanni Mennuni, Damiano Parretti, Claudio Cricelli, Delia Colombo, Mihaela Nica, Iacopo Cricelli, Francesco Lapi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major public health concern. From a public health perspective, the epidemiology of CHF needs to be distinguished from that of its related acute form. Data stemming from primary care are crucial to better know and update the prevalence and incidence rates of CHF. AIM: To update the epidemiology of CHF in an Italian primary care setting and to describe socio-demographic, lifestyle, and clinical characteristics of these patients...
March 21, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323661/suicidal-ideation-and-psychological-strain-among-patients-diagnosed-with-stomach-cancer-the-mediation-of-psychopathological-factors
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Xuekun Zhang, Jie Zhang, Nicholas Procter, Xiaoyun Chen, Yonggang Su, Fenglan Lou, Fenglin Cao
Patients with stomach cancer are at high risk to experience suicidal ideation. Strain theory of suicide assumes that suicide is preceded by psychological strain. Despite wide international acceptance of the theory, its use with a sample of patients with stomach cancer has not previously been reported. The aims were to examine the relationship between psychological strain and suicidal ideation among patients with stomach cancer and to determine whether psychopathological factors act as mediators. A cross-sectional study was undertaken involving subjects with no history of mental disorder, and questionnaires were administered by face-to-face interview...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320024/-therapeutic-decisions-concerning-severe-neurological-diseases-and-at-the-end-of-life
#3
Christoph Burkhard Lücking
Modern medicine increasingly enables survival of life-threatening diseases. On the other side, however, especially in Neurology, the questions have to be addressed how intensive the initial treatment should be and how to deal with residual states when severe functional or cognitive deficits are expected. In these cases, it is not only important to decide which medical measures are appropriate for the patient, but also whether, given the prognosis, the patient would agree with the suggested measures. This article first describes the basis for each medical action, i...
March 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319990/a-decision-support-approach-for-provider-scheduling-in-a-patient-centered-medical-home
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Renata Konrad, Sarah Ficarra, Catherine Danko, Rachel Wallace, Cliona Archambeault
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has been proposed as a viable and medically effective model of primary care delivery. The fundamental principles of a PCMH address increased access and offer new ways to organize a practice. Creating provider schedules able to satisfy the operational and organizational constraints imposed by this type of delivery model is a challenging, complex, and time-consuming task.This article presents a two-step approach for scheduling providers and prospectively assessing the consequences of various schedules on patient throughput without experimenting on the real-world system...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319201/recommendations-for-patient-engagement-in-guideline-development-panels-a-qualitative-focus-group-study-of-guideline-na%C3%A3-ve-patients
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Melissa J Armstrong, C Daniel Mullins, Gary S Gronseth, Anna R Gagliardi
BACKGROUND: Patient and consumer engagement in clinical practice guideline development is internationally advocated, but limited research explores mechanisms for successful engagement. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the perspectives of potential patient/consumer guideline representatives on topics pertaining to engagement including guideline development group composition and barriers to and facilitators of engagement. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were guideline-naïve volunteers for programs designed to link community members to academic research with diverse ages, gender, race, and degrees of experience interacting with health care professionals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318750/changes-in-patterns-of-treatment-of-burned-children-at-the-linkoping-burn-centre-sweden-2009-2014
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Moustafa Elmasry, Ingrid Steinvall, Islam Abdelrahman, Pia Olofsson, Folke Sjoberg
INTRODUCTION: Children are a relatively large group among patients with burns in Sweden. We changed the management of children's burns to a flexible, outpatient-based plan. The aim was to follow up the outpatient management for children's burns during the period 2009-2014, and track it, to find out to what extent the patients had been treated flexibly as outpatients, and to clarify the reasons behind those who did not fit in the plan. METHODS: Descriptive retrospective analysis dividing the patients into three groups: inpatients only, flexible management, and outpatients...
March 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318740/upper-limb-dimelia
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Takehiko Takagi, Ayano Nojiri, Atsuhito Seki, Shinichiro Takayama, Masahiko Watanabe
A patient with upper limb dimelia including a double scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna, 11 metacarpals and digits (5 on the superior side, 6 on the inferior side) was treated with a simple amputation of the inferior limb resulting in cosmetic improvement and maintenance of range of motion in the preserved limb. During the amputation, the 2 limbs were found to be anatomically separate except for the ulnar nerve, which, in the superior limb, bifurcated into the sensory branch of radial nerve in the inferior limb, and the brachial artery, which bifurcated into the radial artery...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318522/prognostic-stratification-and-healthcare-approach-in-patients-with-multiple-pathologies
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M Bernabeu-Wittel, B Barón-Franco, D Nieto-Martín, L Moreno-Gaviño, N Ramírez-Duque, M Ollero-Baturone
Polypathological patients constitute a prevalent, fairly homogeneous population, which is characterised by high clinical complexity, substantial vulnerability and significant resource consumption, in addition to high mortality and the need for comprehensive, coordinated care. It is particularly important to establish a reliable prognosis in these patients. It is also extremely useful for professionals involved in the decision-making process for patients and their families in vital planning and their preferences, for strategic health planning in management fields, and for clinical research, by facilitating their incorporation into clinical trials and other intervention studies...
March 16, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317097/engagement-in-advance-care-planning-and-surrogates-knowledge-of-patients-treatment-goals
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Terri R Fried, Maria Zenoni, Lynne Iannone, John O'Leary, Brenda T Fenton
OBJECTIVES: A key objective of advance care planning (ACP) is improving surrogates' knowledge of patients' treatment goals. Little is known about whether ACP outside of a trial accomplishes this. The objective was to examine patient and surrogate reports of ACP engagement and associations with surrogate knowledge of goals. DESIGN: Cohort study SETTING: Primary care in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS: 350 community-dwelling veterans age ≥55 years and the individual they would choose to make medical decisions on their behalf, interviewed separately...
March 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315546/unintended-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-contraception-use-and-counseling-in-women-with-cancer
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Laura Britton
BACKGROUND: Women with past or current cancer diagnoses can benefit from planning pregnancies to optimize maternal health and birth outcomes.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review is to identify unmet needs for family planning services among women with cancer by describing the prevalence of contraception counseling, contraception use, unintended pregnancy, and abortion.
. METHODS: Using the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines, 16 studies were included...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315481/a-patient-advocate-to-facilitate-access-and-improve-communication-care-and-outcomes-in-adults-with-moderate-or-severe-asthma-rationale-design-and-methods-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrea J Apter, Knashawn H Morales, Xiaoyan Han, Luzmercy Perez, Jingru Huang, Grace Ndicu, Anna Localio, Alyssa Nardi, Heather Klusaritz, Marisa Rogers, Alexis Phillips, Zuleyha Cidav, J Sanford Schwartz
Few interventions to improve asthma outcomes have targeted low-income minority adults. Even fewer have focused on the real-world practice where care is delivered. We adapted a patient navigator, here called a Patient Advocate (PA), a term preferred by patients, to facilitate and maintain access to chronic care for adults with moderate or severe asthma and prevalent co-morbidities recruited from clinics serving low-income urban neighborhoods. We describe the planning, design, methodology (informed by patient and provider focus groups), baseline results, and challenges of an ongoing randomized controlled trial of 312 adults of a PA intervention implemented in a variety of practices...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315167/development-of-a-predictive-model-for-6-month-survival-in-patients-with-venous-thromboembolism-and-solid-malignancy-requiring-ivc-filter-placement
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Steven Y Huang, Bruno C Odisio, Sharjeel H Sabir, Joe E Ensor, Andrew S Niekamp, Tam T Huynh, Michael Kroll, Sanjay Gupta
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to develop a predictive model for short-term survival (i.e. <6 months) following inferior vena cava filter placement in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) and solid malignancy. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory parameters were retrospectively reviewed for patients with solid malignancy who received a filter between January 2009 and December 2011 at a tertiary care cancer center. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards modeling was used to assess variables associated with 6 month survival following filter placement in patients with VTE and solid malignancy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315152/bilateral-robotic-transabdominal-adrenalectomy-in-a-patient-with-intestinal-malrotation
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Zuliang Feng, Carmen C Solórzano
Bilateral adrenalectomy is the preferred surgical approach for patients with failed treatments for pituitary-based Cushing's syndrome. Intestinal malrotation (IM) is a rare congenital anatomic variant that rarely affects adults. The abnormal abdominal anatomy is concerning to surgeons planning elective procedures in such patients. Here, we describe a bilateral robotic transabdominal adrenalectomy (RTA) in a patient with IM. A 29-year-old female presented with refractory pituitary-based Cushing's syndrome and was found to have IM on preoperative CT scan...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314165/exploring-the-use-of-routine-outcome-monitoring-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-a-psychotic-disorder
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M Tasma, E J Liemburg, H Knegtering, P A E G Delespaul, A Boonstra, S Castelein
BACKGROUND: Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) has become part of the treatment process in mental health care. However, studies have indicated that few clinicians in psychiatry use the outcome of ROM in their daily work. The aim of this study was to explore the degree of ROM use in clinical practice as well as the explanatory factors of this use. METHODS: In the Northern Netherlands, a ROM-protocol (ROM-Phamous) for patients with a psychotic disorder has been implemented...
December 28, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314064/analysis-of-patients-willingness-to-be-mobile-taking-into-account-individual-characteristics-and-two-exemplary-indications
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Jobst Augustin, Ines Schäfer, Matthias Augustin, Nicole Zander
BACKGROUND: With respect to health care planning, it is commonly assumed that patients consult the nearest physician. In reality, however, patients frequently accept great-er efforts/expenses than necessary to see a physician. The objective of the present study was to determine under which circumstances patients were willing to accept additional efforts/expenses, and which role sociodemographic and clinical characteristics play in this regard. METHODS: Data collection was carried out in the context of a multicenter cross-sectional study among office-based and hospital-affiliated (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf) dermatologists...
March 17, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306680/anaesthesia-in-patients-with-liver-disease
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Malgorzata H Starczewska, Wint Mon, Peter Shirley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the most recent up to date research data and recommendations regarding anaesthetic management of patients with liver disease undergoing surgery. The incidence of chronic liver disease (CLD) continues to rise and perioperative mortality and morbidity remains unacceptably high in this group. Meticulous preoperative assessment and carefully planned anaesthetic management are vital in improving outcomes in patients with liver disease undergoing surgery...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306583/successful-resuscitation-following-massive-obstetric-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-of-the-jehovah-s-witness-faith-a-case-report
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Richard M Hubbard, Jonathan H Waters, Mark H Yazer
Hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is especially difficult to treat in patients of the Jehovah's Witness faith because they refuse certain blood products. This case report describes the resuscitation of a parturient Jehovah's Witness whose postcesarean delivery course was complicated by massive hemorrhage from unrecognized arterial bleeding in the intensive care unit with significant hemodynamic instability that necessitated an emergency bedside laparotomy. Her hemoglobin nadir was 1...
March 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306419/does-the-ranking-of-surgeons-in-a-publicly-available-online-platform-correlate-with-objective-outcomes
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Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Shannon Coy, Jeremiah N Johnson
OBJECTIVE The accuracy of public reporting in health care, especially from private vendors, remains an issue of debate. The authors investigated the association of the publicly reported physician complication rates in an online platform with real-world adverse outcomes of the same physicians for patients undergoing posterior lumbar fusion. METHODS The authors performed a cohort study involving physicians performing posterior lumbar fusions between 2009 and 2013 who were registered in the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306159/positioning-the-principles-of-precision-medicine-in-care-pathways-for-allergic-rhinitis-and-chronic-rhinosinusitis-an-euforea-aria-epos-airways-icp-statement
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P W Hellings, W J Fokkens, C Bachert, C A Akdis, T Bieber, I Agache, M Bernal-Sprekelsen, G W Canonica, P Gevaert, G Joos, V Lund, A Muraro, M Onerci, T Zuberbier, B Pugin, S F Seys, J Bousquet
Precision medicine (PM) is increasingly recognized as the way forward for optimizing patient care. Introduced in the field of oncology, it is now considered of major interest in other medical domains like allergy and chronic airway diseases, which face an urgent need to improve the level of disease control, enhance patient satisfaction and increase effectiveness of preventive interventions. The combination of personalized care, prediction of treatment success, prevention of disease and patient participation in the elaboration of the treatment plan is expected to substantially improve the therapeutic approach for individuals suffering from chronic disabling conditions...
March 17, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304259/an-extended-expectation-confirmation-model-for-mobile-nursing-information-system-continuance
#20
Pi-Jung Hsieh, Hui-Min Lai, Chen-Chung Ma, Judith W Alexander, Memg-Yi Lin
Nursing is critical in health care systems and comprises the planning, execution, and documentation of nursing care. To better manage health care information during patient care, the use of a mobile nursing information system (MNIS) provides more time to care for inpatients by reducing time-consuming and redundant paperwork. The purpose of this study was to extend the expectation-confirmation model and explore the roles of nursing professional competency (skill in use), habit (customary use), satisfaction (with use), and frequency of prior use in the context of MNIS continuance usage...
November 1, 2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
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