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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161394/managing-anaesthetic-provision-for-global-disasters
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R M Craven
The numbers of people affected by large-scale disasters has increased in recent decades. Disasters produce a huge burden of surgical morbidity at a time when the affected country is least able to respond. For this reason an international disaster response is often required. For many years this disaster response was not coordinated. The response consisted of what was available not what was needed and standards of care varied widely producing a healthcare lottery for the affected population. In recent years the World Health organisation has initiated the Emergency Medical Team programme to coordinate the response to disasters and set minimum standards for responding teams...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160599/models-of-care-for-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ruairidh Nicoll, Lynn Robertson, Elliot Gemmell, Pawana Sharma, Corri Black, Angharad Marks
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and presents an increasing burden to patients and health services. However, the optimal model of care for patients with CKD is unclear. We systematically reviewed the clinical effectiveness of different models of care for the management of CKD. A comprehensive search of eight databases was undertaken for articles published from 1992 to 2016. We included randomised controlled trials which assessed any model of care in the management of adults with pre-dialysis CKD, reporting renal, cardiovascular, mortality and other outcomes...
November 21, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159841/trends-in-hepatitis-c-related-mortality-in-switzerland
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O Keiser, F Giudici, B Müllhaupt, C Junker, J-F Dufour, D Moradpour, P Bruggmann, B Terziroli, D Semela, M Brezzi, B Bertisch, J Estill, F Negro, A Spoerri
In order to accurately assess the burden of hepatitis C (HCV) and develop effective interventions, we must understand the magnitude and trends of mortality related to the disease. In the United States, HCV-related mortality is continuously increasing. We have no comparable data for Switzerland and other European countries, although a modelling study predicted a similar increase. We analysed time trends (1 January 1995-31 December 2014) in HCV-specific mortality rates in the Swiss general population using the death registry of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159767/development-and-validation-of-the-health-of-the-nation-outcome-scales-residential-facility-honos-rf
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Laura Pedrini, Mariangela Lanfredi, Clarissa Ferrari, Sonia Andreose, Pasquale Basso, Rossella Beneduce, Rosaria Pioli, Luciana Rillosi, Giuseppe Rossi, Roberta Rossi, Giovanni Battista Tura
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS) (Lora et al. Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 10(3):198-212, 2001) is widely used. However, clinicians have expressed concerns about its ability to describe severe mentally ill patients, as it does not consider some relevant clinical aspects. This study aims to develop and validate the HoNOS-Residential Facility (HoNOS-RF) in order to pursue a thorough assessment of patients admitted to psychiatric residential facilities (RFs). The final version of the HoNOS-RF was administered to 409 patients admitted to four RFs...
November 21, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159668/new-pulmonary-hypertension-model-in-conscious-dogs-to-investigate-pulmonary-selectivity-of-acute-pharmacological-interventions
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Thomas Mondritzki, Philip Boehme, Lena Schramm, Julia Vogel, Ilka Mathar, Peter Ellinghaus, Peter Kolkhof, Erwin Bischoff, Jörg Hüser, Wilfried Dinh, Peter Sandner, Hubert Truebel
PURPOSE: Testing of investigational drugs in animal models is a critical step in drug development. Current models of pulmonary hypertension (PH) have limitations. The most relevant outcome parameters such as pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) are measured invasively which requires anesthesia of the animal. We developed a new canine PH model in which pulmonary vasodilators can be characterized in conscious dogs and lung selectivity can be assessed non-invasively. METHODS: Telemetry devices were implanted to measure relevant hemodynamic parameters in conscious dogs...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159605/outcomes-of-emergency-laparotomy-el-care-protocol-at-tertiary-care-center-from-low-middle-income-country-lmic
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Nitin Vashistha, Dinesh Singhal, Sandeep Budhiraja, Bharat Aggarwal, Raj Tobin, Kamal Fotedar
BACKGROUND: Emergency laparotomy mortality ranges between 10 and 20% in best of Western healthcare systems and is currently a major focus for quality improvement programs. In contrast, emergency surgery scenario in LMIC is largely undefined, often neglected and complex (large burden of diseases but only limited capacity for adequate treatment). We evaluated the efficacy of 'EL care protocol' aimed at cost-effective optimal utilization of best available local expertise and infrastructure...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159414/hepatitis-b-vaccination-screening-and-linkage-to-care-best-practice-advice-from-the-american-college-of-physicians-and-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention
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Winston E Abara, Amir Qaseem, Sarah Schillie, Brian J McMahon, Aaron M Harris
Background: Vaccination, screening, and linkage to care can reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, recommendations vary among organizations, and their implementation has been suboptimal. The American College of Physicians' High Value Care Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed this article to present best practice statements for hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care. Methods: A narrative literature review of clinical guidelines, systematic reviews, randomized trials, and intervention studies on hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care published between January 2005 and June 2017 was conducted...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159407/association-of-salivary-microrna-changes-with-prolonged-concussion-symptoms
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Jeremiah J Johnson, Andrea C Loeffert, Jennifer Stokes, Robert P Olympia, Harry Bramley, Steven D Hicks
Importance: Approximately one-third of children who experience a concussion develop prolonged concussion symptoms. To our knowledge, there are currently no objective or easily administered tests for predicting prolonged concussion symptoms. Several studies have identified alterations in epigenetic molecules known as microRNAs (miRNAs) following traumatic brain injury. No studies have examined whether miRNA expression can detect prolonged concussion symptoms. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of salivary miRNAs for identifying children with concussion who are at risk for prolonged symptoms...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159368/palliative-care-eligibility-symptom-burden-and-quality-of-life-ratings-in-nursing-home-residents
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Caroline E Stephens, Lauren J Hunt, Nhat Bui, Elizabeth Halifax, Christine S Ritchie, Sei J Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159198/perceptions-of-safety-among-lgbtq-people-following-the-2016-pulse-nightclub-shooting
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Christopher B Stults, Sandra A Kupprat, Kristen D Krause, Farzana Kapadia, Perry N Halkitis
The goals of this manuscript are two-fold. First, we provide a brief reaction to this journal's "Special Section: Reflections on the Orlando Massacre on its First Anniversary." Second, we present findings from a study on perceptions of safety among LGBTQ individuals following the Pulse shooting. These issues are discussed within the historical context of hate crimes experienced by the LGBTQ population (Herek), media coverage following the shooting (Hancock & Halderman), and the immediate reaction of LGBTQ graduate students to the event (Jackson)...
September 2017: Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158918/challenges-with-surveillance-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-intensive-care-units-in-south-africa
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Saajida Mahomed, Ozayr Mahomed, A Willem Sturm, Stephen Knight, Prashini Moodley
Background: The incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the public health sector in South Africa is not known due to the lack of a surveillance system. We report on the challenges experienced in the implementation of a surveillance system for HAIs in intensive care units (ICUs). Methods: A passive, paper-based surveillance system was piloted in eight ICUs to measure the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, and central line-associated bloodstream infection...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158247/predictive-values-of-referrals-for-transient-ischaemic-attack-from-first-contact-health-care-a-systematic-review
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Rebecca Kandiyali, Daniel S Lasserson, Penny Whiting, Alison Richards, Jonathan Mant
BACKGROUND: Over 150 000 cases of suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are referred to outpatient clinics in England each year. The majority of referrals are made by GPs. AIM: This study aimed to identify how many patients referred to a TIA clinic actually have TIA (that is, calculate the positive predictive value [PPV] of first-contact healthcare referral) and to record the alternative diagnoses in patients without TIA, in order to determine the optimal service model for patients with suspected TIA...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158071/frequency-of-and-factors-related-to-pro-re-nata-prn-medication-use-in-aged-care-services
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Jacquelina Stasinopoulos, J Simon Bell, Taliesin E Ryan-Atwood, Edwin C K Tan, Jenni Ilomäki, Tina Cooper, Leonie Robson, Janet K Sluggett
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the contribution of 'pro re nata' (PRN) medications to overall medication burden in residential aged care services (RACS). OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of, and factors associated with PRN medication administration in RACS. MEASUREMENTS: Details of all medications charted for regular or PRN use were extracted from medication charts for 383 residents of 6 Australian RACS. Records of medications administered over a 7 day period were also extracted...
November 7, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157836/elevated-neopterin-levels-predict-early-death-in-older-hip-fracture-patients
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Martin Larsen, Charles Bayard, Hélène Lepetitcorps, Judith Cohen-Bittan, Victor Appay, Jacques Boddaert, Delphine Sauce
Our society faces a major challenge concerning management of the health and socio-economic burden caused by acute physical stress in the older population (+75years). In particular, hip-fracture surgery (HFS) represents a major health care preoccupation, affecting 1.6 million patients worldwide, resulting in a significant drop in life quality and autonomy. The trauma is associated with 20-30% one-year mortality in the elderly. In the present study, we aim to identify factors, which influence and/or predict the outcome of elderly hip- fracture patients (HFP) post-surgery...
November 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157510/euthanasia-requests-in-a-canadian-psychiatric-emergency-room-a-case-series-part-1-of-the-mcgill-university-euthanasia-in-psychiatry-case-series
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David Benrimoh, Antoine Perreault, Frederique Van Den Eynde
Euthanasia was decriminalized in Quebec in December 2015, and Canada-wide in June 2016. Both the Provincial and Federal legislation have limited the right to medical assistance in dying (MAID) to end-of-life cases; which makes MAID inaccessible to most patients solely suffering from psychiatric illness. While some end-stage anorexia nervosa or elderly patients may meet the end-of-life criterion because of their medical comorbidities or their age (Kelly et al., 2003), repeated suicide attempts or psychotic disorganization would not qualify since they would not be seen as elements of an illness leading to a foreseeable "natural death" (Canada, 2016)...
November 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157285/map-of-biomedical-research-in-cameroon-a-documentary-review-of-approved-protocols-from-1997-to-2012
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Ebile Akoh Walter, Ateudjieu Jerome, Djuidje Ngounoue Marceline, Martin Ndinakie Yakum, Watcho Pierre
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in biomedical research in Cameroon. However, the question of whether these research projects target major health priorities, vulnerable populations and geographic locations at risk remains to be answered. The aim of this paper is to describe the state of biomedical research in Cameroon which is a key determinant that would guide future health care policies and promote equitable access to healthcare. METHODS: A documentary review of all approved protocols (proposals) of biomedical research projects, from 1997 through 2012, at the Cameroon National Ethics Committee...
November 21, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157275/the-prevent-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-and-acceptability-of-a-community-based-intervention-to-prevent-childhood-tuberculosis-in-lesotho-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Andrea A Howard, Koen Frederix, Limakatso Lebelo, Anneke Hesseling, Sharon Nachman, Joanne E Mantell, Tsepang Lekhela, Llang Bridget Maama, Wafaa M El-Sadr
BACKGROUND: Effective, evidence-based interventions to prevent childhood tuberculosis (TB) in high TB/HIV-burden, resource-limited settings are urgently needed. There is limited implementation of evidence-based contact management strategies, including isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT), for child contacts of TB cases in Lesotho. METHODS/DESIGN: This mixed-methods implementation science study utilizes a two-arm cluster-randomized trial design with randomization at the health facility level...
November 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157230/barriers-and-facilitators-to-implementing-an-evidence-based-woman-focused-intervention-in-south-african-health-services
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Brittni N Howard, Richard Van Dorn, Bronwyn J Myers, William A Zule, Felicia A Browne, Tara Carney, Wendee M Wechsberg
BACKGROUND: Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, numerous behavior change, risk-reduction, and biomedical interventions have been developed and tested. While some of these interventions have shown to be efficacious in randomized trials, it often takes almost two decades for an intervention to be translated into practice. Meanwhile, South Africa continues to have among the highest prevalence of HIV globally, with women of childbearing age bearing the burden of the epidemic. Given the urgency of the HIV epidemic among vulnerable women in South Africa, it is imperative that evidence-based interventions be implemented rapidly into practice...
November 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157196/perinatal-outcomes-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
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Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Michael Y Ntumy, Samuel A Obed, Joseph D Seffah
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy remain a major global health issue not only because of the associated high adverse maternal outcomes but there is a close accompaniment of significant perinatal morbidity and mortality especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the perinatal burden of HDP in Ghana has not been explored. We conducted this study to determine the perinatal outcomes of HDP at a tertiary hospital in Ghana. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted between January to February 2013 at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156941/supporting-family-dementia-caregivers-testing-the-efficacy-of-dementia-care-management-on-multifaceted-caregivers-burden
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I Zwingmann, W Hoffmann, B Michalowsky, A Dreier-Wolfgramm, J Hertel, D Wucherer, T Eichler, I Kilimann, F Thiel, S Teipel, J R Thyrian
OBJECTIVES: Current research suggests that dementia care management (DCM) can decrease burden and associated health impairments of caregivers. The objective of this secondary analysis is to investigate the impact of DCM on multifaceted caregivers' burden dimensions by differentiating between objective and subjective burden. METHODS: A sample of n = 317 dyads of caregivers and community-dwelling people with dementia (PwD) participated in a general practitioner-based, cluster-randomized intervention trial (Identifier:NCT01401582) with two arms and comprehensive data assessment at baseline and 12-month follow-up...
November 20, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
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