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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922383/timing-and-adequate-attendance-of-antenatal-care-visits-among-women-in-ethiopia
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Sanni Yaya, Ghose Bishwajit, Michael Ekholuenetale, Vaibhav Shah, Bernard Kadio, Ogochukwu Udenigwe
INTRODUCTION: Although ANC services are increasingly available to women in low and middle-income countries, their inadequate use persists. This suggests a misalignment between aims of the services and maternal beliefs and circumstances. Owing to the dearth of studies examining the timing and adequacy of content of care, this current study aims to investigate the timing and frequency of ANC visits in Ethiopia. METHODS: Data was obtained from the nationally representative 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) which used a two-stage cluster sampling design to provide estimates for the health and demographic variables of interest for the country...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922075/factors-associated-with-optimal-antenatal-care-use-in-northern-region-ghana
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Abdulai Abubakari, Faith Agbozo, Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the factors associated with optimal use of antenatal care (ANC), that is, four or more times during pregnancy. METHODS: A facility-based cross-sectional survey was conducted between February and August 2014 among nursing mothers (n = 578) attending postnatal and child welfare clinics in three districts in Northern Ghana, representing urban, peri-urban and rural zones. The developed questionnaire aided the collection of information on maternal demographic characteristics, health status, household assets, and ANC attendance...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921477/out-of-pocket-expenditure-and-catastrophic-health-spending-on-maternal-care-in-public-and-private-health-centres-in-india-a-comparative-study-of-pre-and-post-national-health-mission-period
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Sanjay K Mohanty, Anshul Kastor
BACKGROUND: The National Health Mission (NHM), one of the largest publicly funded maternal health programs worldwide was initiated in 2005 to reduce maternal, neo-natal and infant mortality and out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on maternal care in India. Though evidence suggests improvement in maternal and child health, little is known on the change in OOPE and catastrophic health spending (CHS) since the launch of NHM. AIM: The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive estimate of OOPE and CHS on maternal care by public and private health providers in pre and post NHM periods...
September 18, 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921446/can-a-novel-icu-data-display-positively-affect-patient-outcomes-and-save-lives
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Natalia Olchanski, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Ing C Tiong, Craig E Daniels, Steve G Peters, John C O'Horo, Michelle N Gong
The aim of this study was to quantify the impact of ProCCESs AWARE, Ambient Clinical Analytics, Rochester, MN, a novel acute care electronic medical record interface, on a range of care process and patient health outcome metrics in intensive care units (ICUs). ProCCESs AWARE is a novel acute care EMR interface that contains built-in tools for error prevention, practice surveillance, decision support and reporting. We compared outcomes before and after AWARE implementation using a prospective cohort and a historical control...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921053/herbs-used-for-the-treatment-of-hypertension-and-their-mechanism-of-action
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REVIEW
Steven G Chrysant, George S Chrysant
There is great interest lately, in the use of herbs for the treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Herbs and plants contain many phytochemicals that have been effective in the treatment of CVD and hypertension. Accumulating scientific evidence provides a reason for the use of herbs by health practitioners for treating their patients. The rationale for this expanding use of herbs is the belief of patients in a "holistic medicine" and that herbs are natural, safe, and effective. However, there are reasons of concern with the use of herbs, because they are not regulated or supervised carefully and their use could lead to serious complications or interactions with their combination with traditional medicines...
September 18, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920846/detection-of-the-incx3-plasmid-carrying-blakpc-3-in-a-serratia-marcescens-strain-isolated-from-a-kidney-liver-transplanted-patient
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Floriana Gona, Carla Caio, Gioacchino Iannolo, Francesco Monaco, Giuseppina Di Mento, Nicola Cuscino, Ignazio Fontana, Giovanna Panarello, Gaetano Maugeri, Maria Lina Mezzatesta, Stefania Stefani, Pier Giulio Conaldi
Dissemination of resistance to carbapenems among Enterobacteriaceae through plasmids is an increasingly important concern in health care worldwide. Here we report the first description of an IncX3 plasmid carrying the blaKPC-3 gene in a strain of Serratia marcescens isolated from a kidney-liver transplanted patient at the transplantation centre ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione, Palermo, Italy). To localize the transposable element containing the resistance-associated gene Next-Generation Sequencing of the bacterial DNA was performed...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920808/characterizing-the-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-status-of-two-populations-of-free-ranging-eastern-box-turtles-terrapene-carolina-carolina
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Megan K Watson, John Byrd, Christopher A Phillips, Matthew C Allender
Ultraviolet B radiation is recommended for captive reptiles to stimulate production of adequate levels of vitamin D; however, little is known regarding the vitamin D status in many free-ranging populations. Current reference ranges for vitamin D in eastern box turtles have not yet been established. Sixty free-ranging eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) from two well-studied populations in Illinois (n = 24) and Tennessee (n = 36) were assayed for plasma vitamin D concentration in 2014. There were no significant differences in concentrations between individuals in Illinois (mean: 117...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920559/functional-mechanics-of-a-pectin-based-pleural-sealant-after-lung-injury
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Andrew B Servais, Cristian D Valenzuela, Arne Kienzle, Alexandra B Ysasi, Willi L Wagner, Akira Tsuda, Maximilian Ackermann, Steven J Mentzer
Pleural injury and associated air leaks are a major influence on patient morbidity and health care costs after lung surgery. Pectin, a plant-derived heteropolysaccharide, has recently demonstrated potential as an adhesive binding to the glycocalyx of visceral mesothelium. Since bioadhesion is a process likely involving the interpenetration of the pectin-based polymer with the glycocalyx, we predicted that the pectin-based polymer may also be an effective sealant for pleural injury. To explore the potential role of an equal weight % mixture of high-methoxyl pectin and carboxymethylcellulose as a pleural sealant, we compared the yield strength of the pectin-based polymer to commonly available surgical products...
September 16, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919838/adherence-to-precautions-for-preventing-the-transmission-of-microorganisms-in-primary-health-care-a-qualitative-study
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Michely Aparecida Cardoso Maroldi, Adriana Maria da Silva Felix, Ana Angélica Lima Dias, Julia Yaeko Kawagoe, Maria Clara Padoveze, Sílvia Alice Ferreira, Sílvia Helena Zem-Mascarenhas, Stephen Timmons, Rosely Moralez Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a source of concern worldwide. No health service in any country can be considered HAI risk-free. However, there is scarcity of data on the risks to which both patients and health workers are subject in non-hospital settings. The aim of this study was to identify issues that determine the adherence of professionals to precautions for preventing transmission of microorganisms in primary health care. METHOD: This was a qualitative study, using focus groups of primary health care staff, in two Brazilian municipalities...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919760/attitudes-toward-antipsychotic-treatment-among-patients-with-bipolar-disorders-and-their-clinicians-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Martha Sajatovic, Faith DiBiasi, Susan N Legacy
INTRODUCTION: Antipsychotics are recommended as first-line therapy for acute mania and maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder; however, published literature suggests their real-world use remains limited. Understanding attitudes toward these medications may help identify barriers and inform personalized therapy. This literature review evaluated patient and clinician attitudes toward the use of antipsychotics for treating bipolar disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of the Cochrane Library, Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, and BIOSIS Previews identified English language articles published between January 1, 2000, and June 15, 2016, that reported attitudinal data from patients, health care professionals, or caregivers; treatment decision-making; or patient characteristics that predicted antipsychotic use for bipolar disorder...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919497/body-mass-index-predicts-selected-physical-fitness-attributes-but-is-not-associated-with-performance-on-military-relevant-tasks-in-u-s-army-soldiers
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Joseph R Pierce, David W DeGroot, Tyson L Grier, Keith G Hauret, Bradley C Nindl, Whitfield B East, Michael S McGurk, Bruce H Jones
OBJECTIVES: Army body composition standards are based upon validated criteria; however, certain field-expedient methodologies (e.g., weight-for-height, body mass index [BMI]) may disqualify individuals from service who may otherwise excel on physical performance and military-relevant tasks. The purpose was to assess soldier physical performance and military-specific task/fitness performance stratified by BMI. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. METHODS: Male (n=275) and female (n=46) soldiers performed a wide-array of physical fitness tests and military-specific tasks, including the Army physical fitness test (APFT)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919292/treatment-patterns-health-care-resource-utilization-and-spending-in-medicaid-beneficiaries-initiating-second-generation-long-acting-injectable-agents-versus-oral-atypical-antipsychotics
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Dominic Pilon, Neeta Tandon, Marie-Hélène Lafeuille, Rhiannon Kamstra, Bruno Emond, Patrick Lefebvre, Kruti Joshi
PURPOSE: Second-generation long-acting injectable therapies (SGA-LAIs) may reduce health care resource utilization (HRU) and health care costs compared with daily oral atypical antipsychotics (OAAs) in patients with schizophrenia due to reduced dosing frequency, delivery/monitoring by a health care provider, and improved adherence. The aim of the present study was to compare treatment patterns, HRU, and Medicaid spending in patients with schizophrenia initiated on SGA-LAIs (overall and according to agent) versus OAAs...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919126/low-dose-ct-for-the-diagnosis-of-appendicitis-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-locat-a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-trial
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Hyuk Jung Kim, Byeong Geon Jeon, Chong Kun Hong, Kye Won Kwon, Seung Bong Han, Soya Paik, Suk Ki Jang, Young Rock Ha, Young Sik Kim, Min Hee Lee, Boem Ha Yi, Eung Jin Shin, Hae Kyung Lee, Hee Kyung Kim, Ho Jung Kim, Jae Hyung Choi, Young Soon Cho, Min-Jeong Kim, Dong Kyu Kim, Ji-Young Choe, Kyueng-Whan Min, Man Sup Lim, Sang Ook Ha, Sang Woo Lim, Youdong Sohn, Young Hwan Lee, Ji Hoon Park, Bon Seung Gu, Hye Seung Lee, Jae Hyuk Lee, Ji Ye Sim, Joonghee Kim, Kyoung Ho Lee, Kyuseok Kim, Soyeon Ahn, Sung-Bum Kang, Yoon Jin Lee, You Hwan Jo, Young Hoon Kim, Yousun Ko, Seung Joon Choi, Bohyung Song, Byung Ho Goh, Chaesuk Lim, Chang Rae Kim, Cho Rong Seo, Eunbaeck Kim, Gio Han, Jae-Hyug Woo, Jinhyun Kim, Kyoungjin Min, Min-A Lee, Min Ju Jeong, Min Kyoung Lee, Yong Su Lim, Young Sup Shim, Sung Bin Park, Chan Woong Kim, Dong Hoon Lee, Seung Eun Lee, Sung Eun Kim, Yoo Shin Choi, Sung Eun Rha, Eun Sun Jung, Gun Hyung Na, Han Joon Kim, Han Mo Yoo, Hye Kyung Chang, Joon Il Choi, Kyu Nam Park, Michael Yong Park, Moon Hyung Choi, Sang Hoon Oh, Seung Eun Jung, Sohee Lee, Soo Ah Im, Soo Hyun Kim, Soon Nam Oh, Tae Ho Hong, Won-Kyung Kang, Young Joon Lee, Young Hwan Lee, Dong Baek Kang, Hyun Soo Han, Jeong Woo Choi, Ki-Jung Yoon, Yong Hwang, Seong Sook Hong, Eui Sung Hwang, Heajin Chung, Hye Young Jang, Jiyoung Hwang, Jun Bum Park, Kyung Yul Hur, Yoon Mi Jeen, Young Joo Lee, Young Shin Cho, Han Jin Cho, Inyoung Choi, Jong Hak Park, Jooyeong Kim, Suk Keu Yeom, Sung Woo Moon, Young Sik Kim, Mi Sung Kim, Dong Hyuk Shin, Heon-Ju Kwon, Pil Cho Choi, Sang Kuk Han, Ji Young Woo, Gu Hyun Kang, Han Myun Kim, Hyun Young Choi, Ik Yang, Jae Ho Jang, Jeong Won Kim, Sang Nam Yoon, Won Hee Kim, Yong Soo Jang, Mi-Suk Park, In Cheol Park, Jae Gil Lee, Min Joung Kim, Yong Eun Chung, Jongmee Lee, Baek-Hui Kim, Chang Hee Lee, Jung-Youn Kim, Sanghee Kang, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Yang Shin Park, Seong Whi Cho, Chan Woo Park, Gi Bong Chae, Taek Guen Ohk, Yong-Hwan Jeon, Nurhee Hong, Dae Han Wi, Jun Hee Lee, Jung Nam Kwon, Seok Youn Lee, Weon-Cheol Han, Young Cheol Song, Mi Jeong Kim, Jung Hyeok Kwon, Seoung Kyu Beak, Sung Jin Kim, Woo Ik Choi, Yu Na Kang, Cheong-Il Shin, Dong Ho Lee, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Ijin Joo, Jeong Hee Yoon, Ji Won Park, Kyu Joo Park, Sang Do Shin, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Seung-Yong Jeong, Su Joa Ahn, Tae Han Kim, Won Chang, Yoon-Hye Kwon, Sang Soo Shin, Hee Joon Kim, Ho Goon Kim, Yong Soo Cho, Yoo Duk Choi, Bong Soo Kim, Chang Lim Hyun, Guk Myung Choi, In Ho Jeong, Kyeong Won Kang, Seung Hyoung Kim, Woo Jeong Kim, Young Joon Kang, Kwang Pyo Kim
BACKGROUND: CT radiation is arguably carcinogenic. Results from single-centre studies, mostly retrospective, have advocated lowering the CT radiation dose for the diagnosis of appendicitis. However, adoption of low-dose CT has been slow. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of low-dose CT compared with standard-dose CT in the diagnosis of appendicitis in adolescents and young adults. METHODS: We did this pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled non-inferiority trial at 20 South Korean teaching hospitals with little experience with low-dose CT...
September 11, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919020/understanding-the-association-between-pressure-ulcers-and-sitting-in-adults-what-does-it-mean-for-me-and-my-carers-seating-guidelines-for-people-carers-and-health-social-care-professionals
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M Stephens, C A Bartley
The aim of the publication was to develop a practical guide for people, carers and health and social care professionals on how the research and evidence base on pressure ulcer prevention and management can be applied to those who remain seated for extended periods of time. This publication was developed at the request of the Tissue Viability Society in order to revise the original seating guidelines from 2008 as evidence and subsequent care has moved forward in relation to this area. Since 2008, the costs for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers have increased significantly and there is limited published advice from health and social care organisations on seating and preventing pressure ulcers...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918990/long-term-metabolic-persistence-of-gram-positive-bacteria-on-health-care-relevant-plastic
#15
Loree C Heller, Chelsea M Edelblute
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated opportunistic pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecium persist on dry environments and can contribute to organism transmission through contact. These organisms can be monitored on surfaces by culture, molecular methods, or metabolic assays. This study was designed to determine the kinetics of bacterial persistence on acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, a plastic commonly used in the manufacture of bedrails. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Polymerase chain reaction for genomic DNA was used to confirm the presence of bacteria cells on this plastic irrespective of viability...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918861/exercise-self-efficacy-correlates-in-people-with-psychosis
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Davy Vancampfort, Paul Gorczynski, Marc De Hert, Michel Probst, Annetie Naisiga, David Basangwa, James Mugisha
Despite the recognition of the importance of exercise self-efficacy in exercise adoption and maintenance, previous investigations on exercise self-efficacy in people with psychosis is scarce. The present study aimed to (1) explore if exercise self-efficacy differed between stages of behavior change in Ugandan outpatients with psychosis, and (2) assess sociodemographic, clinical and motivational correlates of exercise self-efficacy. In total, 48 patients (24 women) completed the Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES), the Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise questionnaire, the Brief Symptoms Inventory-18 (BSI-18), and questions pertaining to intrinsic motivation in the Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2...
September 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918860/prevalence-of-work-related-common-psychiatric-disorders-in-primary-care-the-french-h%C3%A3-racl%C3%A3-s-study
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M Rivière, L Plancke, A Leroyer, T Blanchon, T Prazuck, H Prouvost, B Sobczak, C De Pauw, L Ferreira Carreira, Y Toullic, P Lerouge, M Melchior, N Younès
General practitioners (GP), on the frontline for individuals with mental health problems, often deal with work-related common psychiatric disorders. We aimed to determine the prevalence of work-related common psychiatric disorders in general practice and associated patients' and GPs' characteristics. HERACLES, a cross-sectional study among 2019 working patients of 121 GPs in the Nord - Pas-de-Calais region in France. Common psychiatric disorders were assessed using the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview, patient-perceived psychological distress and GP-diagnosed psychiatric disorders...
September 8, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918696/nature-of-injury-and-risk-of-multiple-claims-among-workers-in-manitoba-health-care
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Nelson Ositadimma Oranye
In industrial societies, work-related musculoskeletal disorders are common among workers, frequently resulting in recurrent injuries, work disability, and multiple compensation claims. The risk of idiopathic musculoskeletal injuries is thought to be more than twice the risk of any other health problem among workers in the health care sector. This risk is highly prevalent particularly among workers whose job involves frequent physical tasks, such as patient lifting and transfer. Workers with recurrent occupational injuries are likely to submit multiple work disability claims and progress to long-term disability...
September 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918401/return-to-work-and-lost-earnings-after-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-5-year-prospective-longitudinal-study-of-long-term-survivors
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Biren B Kamdar, Kristin A Sepulveda, Alexandra Chong, Robert K Lord, Victor D Dinglas, Pedro A Mendez-Tellez, Carl Shanholtz, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Till M von Wachter, Peter J Pronovost, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND: Delayed return to work is common after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but has undergone little detailed evaluation. We examined factors associated with the timing of return to work after ARDS, along with lost earnings and shifts in healthcare coverage. METHODS: Five-year, multisite prospective, longitudinal cohort study of 138 2-year ARDS survivors hospitalised between 2004 and 2007. Employment and healthcare coverage were collected via structured interview...
September 16, 2017: Thorax
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