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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437815/-cancer-related-fatigue-in-rehabilitation-care
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Susanne Kuhnt, Carina Szalai, Bianca Erdmann-Reusch, Conrad Kubel, Anna Boehncke, Wilfried Hoffmann, Anja Mehnert, Joachim Weis
Aim of the study was to provide information about the prevalence of cancer related fatigue and the association between treatment-related factors and fatigue in cancer patients during the rehabilitation care. In a multicenter study 693 cancer patients (27% breast cancer, 17% prostate cancer etc.) completed the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) and sociodemographic and treatment information was noted. 51% of the patients suffer from fatigue (n=356). Fatigue prevalence differed according to tumour localization (p≤0...
April 24, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437319/quality-of-antiepileptic-treatment-among-older-medicare-beneficiaries-with-epilepsy-a-retrospective-claims-data-analysis
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Maria Pisu, Joshua Richman, Kendra Piper, Roy Martin, Ellen Funkhouser, Chen Dai, Lucia Juarez, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Edward Faught
BACKGROUND: Enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EI-AEDs) are not recommended for older adults with epilepsy. Quality Indicator for Epilepsy Treatment 9 (QUIET-9) states that new patients should not receive EI-AEDs as first line of treatment. In light of reported racial/ethnic disparities in epilepsy care, we investigated EI-AED use and QUIET-9 concordance across major racial/ethnic groups of Medicare beneficiaries. RESEARCH DESIGN: Retrospective analyses of 2008-2010 Medicare claims for a 5% random sample of beneficiaries 67 years old and above in 2009 augmented for minority representation...
April 21, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437209/conversations-about-goals-and-values-are-feasible-and-acceptable-in-long-term-acute-care-hospitals-a-pilot-study
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Daniela J Lamas, Robert L Owens, R Nicholas Nace, Anthony F Massaro, Nathan J Pertsch, Susan T Moore, Rachelle E Bernacki, Susan D Block
RATIONALE: The chronically critically ill have survived acute critical illness but require prolonged mechanical ventilation. These patients are frequently transferred from acute care to long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) for prolonged recovery, yet many suffer setbacks requiring readmission to acute care. The patient's relatively improved condition while at the LTACH might be an opportunity for communication regarding care goals; however, there have been no prior studies of the feasibility of such conversations in the LTACH...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437203/using-the-surprise-question-to-identify-those-with-unmet-palliative-care-needs-in-emergency-and-inpatient-settings-what-do-clinicians-think
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Samir A Haydar, Lisa Almeder, Lauren Michalakes, Paul K J Han, Tania D Strout
BACKGROUND: The surprise question (SQ), "Would you be surprised if this patient died within the next year?" is effective in identifying end-stage renal disease and cancer patients at high risk of death and therefore potentially unmet palliative care needs. Following implementation of the SQ in our acute care setting, we sought to explore hospital-based providers' perceptions of the tool. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate (1) providers' perceptions regarding the feasibility of SQ use in emergency and inpatient settings, (2) clinician perceptions regarding the utility of the SQ, and (3) barriers to SQ use...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436256/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-hyperkalemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-heart-failure
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Michael Polson, Todd C Lord, Anne Kangethe, Lindsay Speicher, Carolyn Farnum, Melanie Brenner, Nina Oestreicher, Paula Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia (HK) is a concern for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF), and for those receiving treatments that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAASi). An analysis of 1.7 million medical records of patients in the United States revealed that among individuals with more than 2 potassium values during 2007 to 2012, HK was detected in 34.6% of patients with CKD and 30.0% of patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of HK and use of RAASi therapies at optimal and suboptimal doses in patients with CKD and/or HF with health care resource utilization and overall cost of care in a diverse cohort of commercially insured patients...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436244/a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis-of-the-qualitative-literature-exploring-the-experiences-and-quality-of-life-of-survivors-of-a-cardiac-arrest
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Gunilla Haydon, Pamela van der Riet, Kerry Inder
BACKGROUND: Survival following cardiac arrest and subsequent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is increasing worldwide, mainly due to greater awareness of the symptoms of cardiac events and an increased attention to CPR training. Although patient outcomes remain unpredictable and quantitative studies suggest that the overall quality of life (QOL) is acceptable, it is valuable to synthesise qualitative studies exploring these phenomena in depth, providing a deeper knowledge of survivors' experiences and QOL...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436113/using-predictions-from-a-joint-model-for-longitudinal-and-survival-data-to-inform-the-optimal-time-of-intervention-in-an-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-programme
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Michael J Sweeting
Joint models of longitudinal and survival data can be used to predict the risk of a future event occurring based on the evolution of an endogenous biomarker measured repeatedly over time. This has led naturally to the use of dynamic predictions that update each time a new longitudinal measurement is provided. In this paper, we show how such predictions can be utilised within a fuller decision modelling framework, in particular to allow planning of future interventions for patients under a 'watchful waiting' care pathway...
April 24, 2017: Biometrical Journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436107/a-complete-4dct-ventilation-functional-avoidance-virtual-trial-developing-strategies-for-prospective-clinical-trials
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Timothy Waxweiler, Leah Schubert, Quentin Diot, Austin Faught, Kelly Stuhr, Richard Castillo, Edward Castillo, Thomas Guerrero, Chad Rusthoven, Laurie Gaspar, Brian Kavanagh, Moyed Miften, Yevgeniy Vinogradskiy
INTRODUCTION: 4DCT-ventilation is an exciting new imaging modality that uses 4DCT data to calculate lung-function maps. Because 4DCTs are acquired as standard of care for lung cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy, 4DCT-ventiltation provides functional information at no extra dosimetric or monetary cost to the patient. The development of clinical trials is underway to use 4DCT-ventilation imaging to spare functional lung in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The purpose of this work was to perform a virtual trial using retrospective data to develop the practical aspects of a 4DCT-ventilation functional avoidance clinical trial...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435497/improved-accuracy-and-quality-of-information-during-emergency-department-care-transitions
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Nnaemeka Okafor, Justin Mazzillo, Sara Miller, Kimberly A Chambers, Samar Yusuf, Vanessa Garza-Miranda, Yashwant Chathampally
INTRODUCTION: Suboptimal communication during emergency department (ED) care transitions has been shown to contribute to medical errors, sometimes resulting in patient injury and litigation. The study objective was to determine whether a standardized checkout process would decrease the number of relevant missed clinical items (MCI). METHODS: In this prospective pre- and post-intervention study conducted in an urban academic ED, we collected data on omitted or inaccurately conveyed medical information before and after the initiation of a standardized checkout process...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435495/areas-of-potential-impact-of-the-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-on-ems-a-synthesis-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Daniel G Ostermayer, Charles A Brown, William G Fernandez, Emily Couvillon
INTRODUCTION: This comprehensive review synthesizes the existing literature on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it relates to emergency medical services (EMS) in order to provide guidance for navigating current and future healthcare changes. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive review to identify all existing literature related to the ACA and EMS and all sections within the federal law pertaining to EMS. RESULTS: Many changes enacted by the ACA directly affect emergency care with potential indirect effects on EMS systems...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435481/a-patient-centered-emergency-department-management-strategy-for-sickle-cell-disease-super-utilizers
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Grant G Simpson, Hallie R Hahn, Alex A Powel, Robert R Leverence, Linda A Morris, Lara G Thompson, Marc S Zumberg, Deepa J Borde, Joseph A Tyndall, Jonathan J Shuster, Donald M Yealy, Brandon R Allen
INTRODUCTION: A subpopulation of sickle-cell disease patients, termed super-utilizers, presents frequently to emergency departments (EDs) for vaso-occlusive events and may consume disproportionate resources without broader health benefit. To address the healthcare needs of this vulnerable patient population, we piloted a multidisciplinary intervention seeking to create and use individualized patient care plans that alter utilization through coordinated care. Our goals were to assess feasibility primarily, and to assess resource use secondarily...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435415/the-gold-coast-integrated-care-model
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Martin Connor, Helen Cooper, Anne McMurray
This article outlines the development of the Australian Gold Coast Integrated Care Model based on the elements identified in contemporary research literature as essential for successful integration of care between primary care, and acute hospital services. The objectives of the model are to proactively manage high risk patients with complex and chronic conditions in collaboration with General Practitioners to ultimately reduce presentations to the health service emergency department, improve the capacity of specialist outpatients, and decrease planned and unplanned admission rates...
July 8, 2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435316/subanesthetic-ketamine-for-pain-management-in-hospitalized-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Kathy A Sheehy, Caroline Lippold, Amy L Rice, Raissa Nobrega, Julia C Finkel, Zenaide Mn Quezado
BACKGROUND: Subanesthetic doses of ketamine, an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist used as an adjuvant to opioid for the treatment of pain in adults with acute and chronic pain, have been shown, in some instances, to improve pain intensity and to decrease opioid intake. However, less is known about the role of ketamine in pain management in children, adolescents, and young adults. PURPOSE: We examined the effects of subanesthetic ketamine on pain intensity and opioid intake in children, adolescents, and young adults with acute and chronic pain syndromes treated in an inpatient setting...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434811/predicting-and-planning-for-siea-flap-utilisation-in-breast-reconstruction-an-algorithm-combining-pre-operative-computed-tomography-analysis-and-intra-operative-angiosome-assessment
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Francis P Henry, Daniel P Butler, Simon H Wood, Navid Jallali
BACKGROUND: Low flap complication rates and excellent aesthetic outcomes are now commonplace in breast reconstruction. As a result, attention is now being focussed on minimising donor site morbidity. Despite its potential donor site advantages, the superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap is often discounted, given concerns about the high flap failure rates. In this study, we present our experience of using the SIEA flap in breast reconstruction and provide an algorithm based on pre-operative computed tomography angiography (CTA) to aid pre-operative planning...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434797/patterns-of-care-survey-radiotherapy-for-women-with-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Peter de Boer, Ina M Jürgenliemk-Schulz, Henrike Westerveld, Astrid A C de Leeuw, Raquel Dávila-Fajardo, Coen R N Rasch, Bradley R Pieters, Lukas J A Stalpers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Regarding latest developments, the need of a radiotherapy 'Patterns of Care' survey was expressed by the Dutch National Platform Radiotherapy for Gynaecological Cancer (LPRGT). Therefore, this study investigated current practice for cervical cancer in all 16 radiation oncology centres in the Netherlands specialised in gynaecological oncology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A structured 'patterns of care' questionnaire was completed and followed by an in-depth interview with radiation oncologists from all radiotherapy centres specialised in gynaecological oncology...
April 20, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434650/global-kidney-health-2017-and-beyond-a-roadmap-for-closing-gaps-in-care-research-and-policy
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REVIEW
Adeera Levin, Marcello Tonelli, Joseph Bonventre, Josef Coresh, Jo-Ann Donner, Agnes B Fogo, Caroline S Fox, Ron T Gansevoort, Hiddo J L Heerspink, Meg Jardine, Bertram Kasiske, Anna Köttgen, Matthias Kretzler, Andrew S Levey, Valerie A Luyckx, Ravindra Mehta, Orson Moe, Gregorio Obrador, Neesh Pannu, Chirag R Parikh, Vlado Perkovic, Carol Pollock, Peter Stenvinkel, Katherine R Tuttle, David C Wheeler, Kai-Uwe Eckardt
The global nephrology community recognises the need for a cohesive plan to address the problem of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In July, 2016, the International Society of Nephrology hosted a CKD summit of more than 85 people with diverse expertise and professional backgrounds from around the globe. The purpose was to identify and prioritise key activities for the next 5-10 years in the domains of clinical care, research, and advocacy and to create an action plan and performance framework based on ten themes: strengthen CKD surveillance; tackle major risk factors for CKD; reduce acute kidney injury-a special risk factor for CKD; enhance understanding of the genetic causes of CKD; establish better diagnostic methods in CKD; improve understanding of the natural course of CKD; assess and implement established treatment options in patients with CKD; improve management of symptoms and complications of CKD; develop novel therapeutic interventions to slow CKD progression and reduce CKD complications; and increase the quantity and quality of clinical trials in CKD...
April 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434457/system-changes-to-implement-the-joint-commission-tobacco-treatment-tob-performance-measures-for-improving-the-treatment-of-tobacco-use-among-hospitalized-patients
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Donna Shelley, Keith S Goldfeld, Hannah Park, Ana Mola, Ryan Sullivan, Jonathan Austrian
BACKGROUND: In 2012 The Joint Commission implemented new Tobacco Treatment (TOB) performance measures for hospitals. A study evaluated the impact of a hospital-based electronic health record (EHR) intervention on adherence to the revised TOB measures. METHODS: The study was conducted in two acute care hospitals in New York City. Data abstracted from the EHR were analyzed retrospectively from 4,871 smokers discharged between December 2012 and March 2015 to evaluate the impact of two interventions: an order set to prompt clinicians to prescribe pharmacotherapy and a nurse-delivered counseling module that automatically populated the nursing care plan for all smokers...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434095/patient-reported-outcomes-in-cancer-survivors-a-population-wide-cross-sectional-study
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Michael Jefford, Andrew C Ward, Karolina Lisy, Karen Lacey, Jon D Emery, Adam W Glaser, Hannah Cross, Mei Krishnasamy, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Jim Bishop
PURPOSE: There is a lack of robust population-based data regarding the lived experience of cancer survivors. This study assessed the quality of life (QoL) of survivors of breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma or melanoma 1, 3 and 5 years post-diagnosis. Associations between various demographic and disease-related factors and QoL were assessed. METHODS: A cross-sectional postal survey was undertaken. Eligible participants were identified from a population-based cancer registry...
April 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433672/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-1-introduction
#19
Susan J Bartlett, Sara Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered healthcare, where we design and deliver care to address the needs and preferences of patients, represents an important paradigm shift. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are critical to capture the patient voice, understand how illness and treatments affect people, and establish how well services and treatments address what matters most to patients. OBJECTIVE: Originally developed for use in research, PROs are now used to monitor individuals and populations, manage care, evaluate services and providers, and inform policy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433671/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-3-patient-reported-outcomes-pro-can-facilitate-shared-decision-making-and-guide-self-management
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V K Noonan, A Lyddiatt, P Ware, S B Jaglal, R J Riopelle, C O Bingham, S Figueiredo, R Sawatzky, M Santana, S J Bartlett, S Ahmed
BACKGROUND: There is a shift towards making health care patient-centred whereby patients are part of medical decision-making and take responsibility for managing their health. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) capture the patient voice and can be used to engage patients in medical decision-making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to present important factors from patients', clinicians', researchers', and decision-makers' perspectives that influence successful adoption of PROs in clinical practice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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