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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812012/spinal-cord-injury-due-to-tumour-or-metastasis-in-arag%C3%A3-n-northeastern-spain-1991-2008-incidence-time-trends-and-neurological-function
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Maayken Elizabeth Louise van den Berg, Juan M Castellote, Jose Ignacio Mayordomo, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernandez, Jesus de Pedro-Cuesta
PURPOSE: Understanding the presentation of spinal cord injury (SCI) due to tumours considering population distribution and temporal trends is key to managing SCI health services. This study quantified incidence rates, function scores, and trends of SCI due to tumour or metastasis over an 18-year time period in a defined region in Spain. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study included in-and outpatients with nontraumatic SCI due to tumour or metastasis admitted to a metropolitan hospital in Spain between 1991 and 2008...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809191/understanding-through-use-elderly-s-value-identification-in-a-service-experience
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Bertil Lindenfalk, Vivian Vimarlund
This paper uses a qualitative approach, specifically; narrative analysis, to contextualize user's formulation of an understanding of a personalized meal planning service within the ambient assisted living domain. By focusing on how user's, in this case elderly over 65, formed an understanding of a service, and, what they thought valuable in using the service, based on their understanding. The results indicate how user's compare their initial understanding to their experienced understanding, formed during usage, and how this affects their value formulation of specific service aspects...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805702/study-on-the-status-of-health-service-utilization-among-caregivers-of-left-behind-children-in-poor-rural-areas-of-hunan-province-a-baseline-survey
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Meimei Ji, Yefu Zhang, Jiaojiao Zou, Tong Yuan, Amber Tang, Jing Deng, Lina Yang, Mingzhi Li, Jihua Chen, Hong Qin, Qian Lin
BACKGROUND: The caregivers of left-behind children (CLBC) in China's poor, rural areas are mostly elderly and women. Their health status and access to health services have not been previously characterized. This study aims to explore the status of CLBC in terms of their health service utilization and to provide a scientific basis for guiding effective implementation of health policy in rural Hunan. METHODS: Random cluster sampling was used to survey CLBC in two rural counties...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799159/-the-japanese-health-care-system-an-analysis-of-the-funding-and-reimbursement-system
#4
Alexis Rump, Oliver Schöffski
Objective The modern Japanese health care system was established during the Meiji period (1868-1912) using the example of Germany. In this paper, the funding and remuneration of health services and products in Japan are described. The focus lies on the mechanisms used to implement health policy goals and to control costs. Method Selective literature search. Results All permanent residents in Japan are enrolled in one of more than 3,000 compulsory health funds. Employees and public servants are covered through company or government-related health insurance schemes...
August 10, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793930/emerging-trends-and-patterns-of-self-reported-morbidity-in-india-evidence-from-three-rounds-of-national-sample-survey
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Kalosona Paul, Jayakant Singh
BACKGROUND: India is rapidly undergoing an epidemiological transition with a sudden change in the disease profile of its population. It is important to understand the changing nature of the burden of disease across the states of India for adequate policy intervention. METHODS: We analyzed the trend and pattern of self-reported morbidity across states of India using three rounds of (52nd, 60th and 71st) National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) data. Descriptive analysis was carried out to understand the prevalence of self-reported morbidity variation over a period of two decades (1995-2014) and multivariate analysis was performed to identify the significant determinants of various types of self-reported morbidities...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793114/elderly-who-take-care-of-elderly-a-study-on-the-frailty-syndrome
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Ariene Angelini Dos Santos-Orlandi, Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito, Ana Carolina Ottaviani, Estefani Serafim Rossetti, Marisa Silvana Zazzetta, Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini
Objective: Identifying prevalence of frailty in elderly caregivers inserted in a high social vulnerability context and its correlation with sociodemographic and health aspects. Method: Descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional study. Forty elderly caregivers were evaluated with: questionnaire for caregiver characterization, Mini Mental State Examination, Katz Index, Lawton instrumental activities of daily living scale, Geriatric Depression Scale and the frailty phenotype proposed by Fried...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793104/frailty-in-the-elderly-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Jair Almeida Carneiro, Rafael Rodrigues Cardoso, Meiriellen Silva Durães, Maria Clara Araújo Guedes, Frederico Leão Santos, Fernanda Marques da Costa, Antônio Prates Caldeira
Objective: to know the prevalence and factors associated with frailty in elderly assisted by the Centro Mais Vida de Referência em Assistência à Saúde do Idoso (Mais Vida Health Reference Center for the Elderly) in the North of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Method: cross-sectional study, with sampling by convenience. Data collection occurred in 2015. Demographic and socioeconomic variables, morbidities, use of health services and the score of the Edmonton Frail Scale were analyzed...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789923/geographical-accessibility-to-community-pharmacies-by-the-elderly-in-metropolitan-lisbon
#8
Miguel Padeiro
BACKGROUND: In ageing societies, community pharmacies play an important role in delivering medicines, responsible advising, and other targeted services. Elderly people are among their main consumers, as they use more prescription drugs, need more specific health care, and experience more mobility issues than other age groups. This makes geographical accessibility a relevant concern for them. OBJECTIVES: To measure geographical pedestrian accessibility to community pharmacies by elderly people in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (LMA)...
August 2, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789670/patient-centered-boundary-mechanisms-to-foster-intercultural-partnerships-in-health-care-a-case-study-in-guatemala
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Martin Hitziger, Mónica Berger Gonzalez, Eduardo Gharzouzi, Daniela Ochaíta Santizo, Regina Solis Miranda, Andrea Isabel Aguilar Ferro, Ana Vides-Porras, Michael Heinrich, Peter Edwards, Pius Krütli
BACKGROUND: Up to one half of the population in Africa, Asia and Latin America has little access to high-quality biomedical services and relies on traditional health systems. Medical pluralism is thus in many developing countries the rule rather than the exception, which is why the World Health Organization is calling for intercultural partnerships to improve health care in these regions. They are, however, challenging due to disparate knowledge systems and lack of trust that hamper understanding and collaboration...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789652/exploring-the-relationship-between-general-practice-characteristics-and-attendance-at-walk-in-centres-minor-injuries-units-and-emergency-departments-in-england-2009-10-2012-2013-a-longitudinal-study
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Peter Tammes, Richard W Morris, Emer Brangan, Kath Checkland, Helen England, Alyson Huntley, Daniel Lasserson, Fiona MacKichan, Chris Salisbury, Lesley Wye, Sarah Purdy
BACKGROUND: The UK National Health Service Emergency Departments (ED) have recently faced increasing attendance rates. This study investigated associations of general practice and practice population characteristics with emergency care service attendance rates. METHODS: A longitudinal design with practice-level measures of access and continuity of care, patient population demographics and use of emergency care for the financial years 2009/10 to 2012/13. The main outcome measures were self-referred discharged ED attendance rate, and combined self-referred discharged ED, self-referred Walk-in Centre (WiC) and self-referred Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) attendance rate per 1000 patients...
August 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780503/late-mortality-after-acute-hypoxic-respiratory-failure
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Hallie C Prescott, Michael W Sjoding, Kenneth M Langa, Theodore J Iwashyna, Daniel F McAuley
BACKGROUND: Acute hypoxic respiratory failure (AHRF) is associated with significant acute mortality. It is unclear whether later mortality is predominantly driven by pre-existing comorbid disease, the acute inciting event or is the result of AHRF itself. METHODS: Observational cohort study of elderly US Health and Retirement Study (HRS) participants in fee-for-service Medicare (1998-2012). Patients hospitalised with AHRF were matched 1:1 to otherwise similar adults who were not currently hospitalised and separately to patients hospitalised with acute inciting events (pneumonia, non-pulmonary infection, aspiration, trauma, pancreatitis) that may result in AHRF, here termed at-risk hospitalisations...
August 5, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776418/the-kintun-program-for-families-with-dementia-from-novel-experiment-to-national-policy-innovative-practice
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Jean Gajardo, José M Aravena, Marilú Budinich, Alberto Larraín, Patricio Fuentes, Laura N Gitlin
The Kintun program is the first public health strategy specifically designed for dementia care in Chile. It was launched in 2013 in the city of Santiago with support from the National Service for the Elderly and the Municipality of Peñalolén. Using an interdisciplinary team, the program seeks to promote community integration and better support for persons with dementia and their caregivers. The multicomponent program includes: an activity-based day care center, training and education of family caregivers, home visits, and community outreach to increase dementia awareness...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775217/end-of-life-services-for-older-people-in-residential-care-homes-in-hong-kong
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REVIEW
J K Luk
Good end-of-life care is needed for older people living in residential care homes with advanced irreversible chronic medical illnesses and cancers. At present, the usual practice of residential care homes is to send older residents to acute hospitals when they are unwell, and some residents will die in hospital. Dying in hospital without choice for older people may not be in alignment with the principle of 'good death'. There are many barriers for older people to die in the place of their choice, particularly in a residential care home...
August 4, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772156/elderly-suicide-in-eskisehir-turkey
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Kenan Karbeyaz, Adnan Çelikel, Emrah Emiral, Gülsüm Öztürk Emiral
Old age should be examined separately from other stages of life in terms of ratio, method and motives for suicide. With some variation, epidemiological studies suggest suicides increase with age in virtually every society. This study examines demographic data (age, sex and marital status), and other factors related to 20-years (1997-2016) of completed elder suicides in Eskisehir, Turkey. The 74 cases of those 65 and over were evaluated with regard to method, tool and location of the suicide. Annual distributions illustrate gradual increases in this fatal self-harm over time...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767585/pent-up-demand-for-surgery-in-the-manaus-metropolitan-region-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Priscila Gusmão da Silva Ferreira, Tais Freire Galvao, Marcus Tolentino Silva
Waiting lines in healthcare reflect an imbalance between the availability and the demand for medical services. This study aimed to analyze the prevalence and factors associated with the pent-up demand for surgical procedures in the Manaus metropolitan region.We performed a population-based cross-sectional study in 2015. Pent-up demand was based on self-report by the participants; those who reported waiting were contacted by phone to clarify the nature and reasons for the experienced delay.We interviewed 4001 adults in their households...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767208/lithium-use-but-not-valproate-use-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-older-adults-with-mental-illness
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Soham Rej, Nathan Herrmann, Kenneth Shulman, Hadas D Fischer, Kinwah Fung, Ziv Harel, Andrea Gruneir
OBJECTIVE: Lithium is an essential mood disorder treatment; however, it remains unclear whether lithium increases chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk. There are few data on this in the elderly, even though older adults may be particularly susceptible to CKD. We wished to determine whether lithium is associated with increased CKD risk relative to valproate in older adults. METHODS: This nested case-control study analyzed province-wide administrative health data from mental health service users aged ≥ 66 years in Ontario, Canada, from 2003 to 2014...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766498/comparison-of-first-and-second-generation-antihistamines-prescribing-pattern-in-the-elderly-outpatients-a-health-insurance-database-study-in-2013%C3%A2
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Young-Mi Lee, Inmyung Song, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
BACKGROUND: This descriptive study analyzed the scale of first- and second-generation antihistamine prescription in elderly outpatients in Korea and the characteristics associated with this prescription. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a drug utilization study using the Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-Aged Patient Sample (HIRA-APS) database from January 1 to December 31, 2013. The study subjects were elderly outpatients aged 65 years and older who were prescribed antihistamines...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762840/prevention-in-the-elderly-a-necessary-priority-for-general-practitioners
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Christos Lionis, Patrik Midlöv
Prevention is viewed as a key issue for general practice, yet there is a lack of evidence regarding general practitioners' interventions in both middle-aged and elderly people. This is despite the fact that recommendations and key indicators for monitoring the use of clinical preventive strategies aimed at these groups are available and that both the World Health Organization and European Commission endorse the importance of interventions for healthy and active ageing. This paper draws on two keynote presentations given at the 2015 autumn meeting of the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN) in Edirne, Turkey (17-20 October 2015)...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757465/mini-encyclopaedia-of-the-wound-healing-opportunities-for-integrating-multi-omic-approaches-into-medical-practice
#19
Lara Stolzenburg-Veeser, Olga Golubnitschaja
Wound healing is a highly complex life-important repair process triggered by plenty of local and/or systemic organ and tissue damaging events, such as an acute surgical invasion, accidental organ and tissue damages, acute and chronic diseases, aggressive local and systemic therapeutic approaches (e.g. irradiation and systemic chemotherapy). Individual health condition determines over the quality of wound healing. Impaired wound healing, in turn, may lead, for example, to post-surgical complications frequently observed in elderly, chronic ulcers in diabetic patients, hindered and ineffective pain management, etc...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753705/-workers-compensation-claims-for-needlestick-injuries-among-healthcare-personnel-in-hospitals-doctors-surgeries-and-nursing-institutions
#20
Madeleine Dulon, Birgit Lisiak, Dana Wendeler, Albert Nienhaus
Objective The "Technical rules for biological agents in healthcare and welfare facilities" (TRBA 250) came into force in March 2014 in Germany and deals with protective measures to prevent needlestick injuries (NSI). The present study covers the period of 6 months after TRBA 250 came into force. The study had 2 objectives: to investigate whether hospitals, doctors' surgeries and care facilities differ with respect to the causes of needlestick injuries (NSI) and to collect data on availability and implementation of safety-engineered devices (SED) in these healthcare settings workplaces...
July 28, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
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