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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342435/the-2016-american-academy-of-ophthalmology-iris%C3%A2-registry-intelligent-research-in-sight-database-characteristics-and-methods
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Michael F Chiang, Alfred Sommer, William L Rich, Flora Lum, David W Parke
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of the patient population included in the 2016 IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) database for analytic aims. DESIGN: Description of a clinical data registry. PARTICIPANTS: The 2016 IRIS Registry database consists of 17 363 018 unique patients from 7200 United States-based ophthalmologists in the United States. METHODS: Electronic health record (EHR) data were extracted from the participating practices and placed into a clinical database...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342432/pharmacists-scope-of-practice-in-travel-health-a-review-of-state-laws-and-regulations
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Keri Hurley-Kim, Rebecca Snead, Karl M Hess
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to assess pharmacists' authority to provide travel health services in each state and Washington, DC. Secondary objectives were to determine the need for collaborative practice agreements (CPAs), protocols, or prescriptions for this type of pharmacy practice and to identify jurisdictions where pharmacists are able to practice as travel health providers independent of CPAs or individual physician protocols. METHODS: An online survey was developed to assess pharmacists' authority to administer travel immunizations, furnish travel-related medications, and order travel-related laboratory tests...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342172/driving-factors-of-retention-in-care-among-hiv-positive-msm-and-transwomen-in-indonesia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Adi Nugroho, Vicki Erasmus, Robert W S Coulter, Sushil Koirala, Oranuch Nampaisan, Wirastra Pamungkas, Jan Hendrik Richardus
Little is known about the prevalence of and factors that influence retention in HIV-related care among Indonesian men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (transwomen, or waria in Indonesian term). Therefore, we explored the driving factors of retention in care among HIV-positive MSM and waria in Indonesia. This cross-sectional study involved 298 self-reported HIV-positive MSM (n = 165) and waria (n = 133). Participants were recruited using targeted sampling and interviewed using a structured questionnaire...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342157/timing-of-maternal-death-levels-trends-and-ecological-correlates-using-sibling-data-from-34-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Leena Merdad, Mohamed M Ali
Millennium Development Goal 5 has not been universally achieved, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding whether maternal deaths occur during pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium is important to effectively plan maternal health programs and allocate resources. Our main research objectives are to (1) describe the proportions and rates of mortality for the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods; (2) document how these trends vary by sub-region; and (3) investigate ecological correlations between these rates and maternal care interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341865/evidence-of-genetic-predisposition-for-metabolically-healthy-obesity-and-metabolically-obese-normal-weight
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Lam Opal Huang, Ruth Loos, Tuomas Oskari Kilpeläinen
Obesity has evolved into a global pandemic, which constitutes a major threat to public health. The majority of obesity-related health care costs are due to cardiometabolic complications, such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, which are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, many obese individuals, often called metabolically healthy obese (MHO), seem to be protected from these cardiometabolic complications. Conversely, there is a group of individuals who suffer from cardiometabolic complications despite being of normal weight; a condition termed metabolically obese normal weight (MONW)...
December 20, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341490/containing-influenza-outbreaks-with-antiviral-use-in-long-term-care-facilities-in-taiwan-2008-2014
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Hao-Yuan Cheng, Wan-Chin Chen, Yu-Ru Chou, Angela Song-En Huang, Wan-Ting Huang
BACKGROUNDS: Influenza can spread rapidly in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and residents are usually at higher risk for influenza infections. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of antiviral interventions on outbreak control. METHODS: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control used a syndromic surveillance system to monitor outbreaks in LTCFs. Local public health authorities verified those outbreaks and logged reports to the Epidemic Investigation Report Files Management System (EIRFMS)...
January 17, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341466/effects-of-intravenous-home-dobutamine-in-palliative-end-stage-heart-failure-on-quality-of-life-heart-failure-hospitalization-and-cost-expenditure
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Pieter Martens, Jan Vercammen, Wendy Ceyssens, Linda Jacobs, Evert Luwel, Herwig Van Aerde, Peter Potargent, Monique Renaers, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
AIMS: In patients with palliative end-stage heart failure, interventions that could provide symptomatic relief and prevent hospital admissions are important. Ambulatory continuous intravenous inotropes have been advocated by guidelines for such a purpose. We sought to determine the effect of intravenous dobutamine on symptomatic status, hospital stay, mortality, and cost expenditure. METHODS AND RESULTS: All consecutive end-stage heart failure patients not amenable for advanced therapies and discharged with continuous intravenous home dobutamine from a single tertiary centre between April 2011 and January 2017 were retrospectively analysed...
January 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340911/prevalence-of-sexual-violence-and-its-association-with-depression-among-male-and-female-patients-with-risky-drug-use-in-urban-federally-qualified-health-centers
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Curtis W Bone, Amelia M Goodfellow, Mani Vahidi, Lillian Gelberg
Sexual violence (SV) is common; however, the prevalence of SV and its long term sequela vary geographically and among subpopulations within the USA. As such, the aims of this study are the following: (1) to determine the prevalence of SV, (2) to identify correlates of SV, and (3) to determine if SV is associated with depression among male and female risky drug users in urban Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Los Angeles. This study includes adult patients of five urban FQHCs who self-reported risky drug use...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340850/drug-related-problems-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-mainland-china
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Jiadan Yang, Long Meng, Yu Liu, Liping Lv, Shusen Sun, Rui Long, Xuefeng Shan, Jie Song, Feng Qiu
Background Little is known about the extent of drug-related problems (DRPs) in community-dwelling older adult patients with chronic diseases in mainland China. Setting A medication therapy review service at a community health center in Chongqing, China. Objective To identify and categorize DRPs along with pharmacists' recommendations in addressing the DRPs identified. Method The study was conducted between May 2015 and July 2016. A total of 102 community-dwelling older adults were included. MTR was carried out by clinical pharmacists...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340774/-exercise-to-me-is-a-scary-word-perceptions-of-fatigue-sleep-dysfunction-and-exercise-in-people-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-focus-group-study
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D Russell, I C Álvarez Gallardo, I Wilson, C M Hughes, G W Davison, B Sañudo, J G McVeigh
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a common and complex chronic pain condition. Exercise is recommended in the management of the FMS; however, people with FMS often find exercise exacerbates their condition and causes overwhelming fatigue. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions of fatigue and sleep dysfunction, and exercise in people with FMS. Three, 60-90 min focus groups were conducted with people with FMS (n = 14). Participants were recruited from patient support groups who had experienced therapeutic exercise in the management of their condition...
January 16, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340677/association-of-bariatric-surgery-using-laparoscopic-banding-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-or-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-vs-usual-care-obesity-management-with-all-cause-mortality
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Orna Reges, Philip Greenland, Dror Dicker, Morton Leibowitz, Moshe Hoshen, Ilan Gofer, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Ran D Balicer
Importance: Bariatric surgery is an effective and safe approach for weight loss and short-term improvement in metabolic disorders such as diabetes. However, studies have been limited in most settings by lack of a nonsurgical group, losses to follow-up, missing data, and small sample sizes in clinical trials and observational studies. Objective: To assess the association of 3 common types of bariatric surgery compared with nonsurgical treatment with mortality and other clinical outcomes among obese patients...
January 16, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340574/effect-of-general-anesthesia-and-conscious-sedation-during-endovascular-therapy-on-infarct-growth-and-clinical-outcomes-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Claus Z Simonsen, Albert J Yoo, Leif H Sørensen, Niels Juul, Søren P Johnsen, Grethe Andersen, Mads Rasmussen
Importance: Endovascular therapy (EVT) is the standard of care for select patients who had a stroke caused by a large vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation, but there is uncertainty regarding the optimal anesthetic approach during EVT. Observational studies suggest that general anesthesia (GA) is associated with worse outcomes compared with conscious sedation (CS). Objective: To examine the effect of type of anesthesia during EVT on infarct growth and clinical outcome...
January 16, 2018: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340564/changes-in-health-care-use-associated-with-the-introduction-of-hospital-global-budgets-in-maryland
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Eric T Roberts, J Michael McWilliams, Laura A Hatfield, Sule Gerovich, Michael E Chernew, Lauren G Gilstrap, Ateev Mehrotra
Importance: In 2014, the State of Maryland placed the majority of its hospitals under all-payer global budgets for inpatient, hospital outpatient, and emergency department care. Goals of the program included reducing unnecessary hospital utilization and encouraging greater use of primary care. Objective: To compare changes in hospital and primary care use through the first 2 years of Maryland's hospital global budget program among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries in Maryland vs matched control areas...
January 16, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340489/tuberculosis-infection-among-primary-health-care-workers
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Thamy Carvalho Lacerda, Fernanda Mattos de Souza, Thiago Nascimento do Prado, Rodrigo Leite Locatelli, Geisa Fregona, Rita de Cássia Duarte Lima, Ethel Leonor Maciel
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of and determine the risk factors associated with latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (LTBI) among primary health care workers in the city of Vitória, Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study with data collected through a survey regarding socio-demographic, occupational, clinical, and exposure characteristics, as well as knowledge about tuberculosis, conducted between 2011 and 2012. All participants underwent a tuberculin skin test (TST), and TSTs were read at 72 h by a trained professional...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340463/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-associated-with-the-presence-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-chronic-wounds-of-patients-treated-in-primary-health-care-settings-in-brazil
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Eliane Patricia Lino Pereira-Franchi, Maria Rachel Nogueira Barreira, Natália de Sousa Lima Moreira da Costa, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha
INTRODUCTION: Wounds can be colonized by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS: We evaluated the prevalence of S. aureus and MRSA in the wounds of patients treated at Basic Health Units in Brazil and identified risk factors associated with their presence. RESULTS: The prevalence rates of S. aureus and MRSA were 51.5% and 8.7%, respectively. There was a correlation between the presence of S. aureus in wounds and nostrils (p<0...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340260/nutritional-status-is-associated-with-the-return-home-in-a-long-term-care-health-facility
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Yuri Nishida, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Shinta Nishioka
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the association between nutritional status and the return home of older people living in a long-term care health facility (LCHF). Methods: A nested case control study was performed in 116 people ≥65 years of age in a single LCHF. Nutritional status was assessed using the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF) and activities of daily living by the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). The return home, duration of rehabilitation, and the family wanting the patient to return home were obtained from clinical records...
January 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339536/length-of-stay-and-hospital-revisit-after-bacterial-tracheostomy-associated-respiratory-tract-infection-hospitalizations
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Christopher J Russell, Mary R Mamey, Joyce Y Koh, Sheree M Schrager, Michael N Neely, Susan Wu
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with longer length of stay (LOS) and higher 30-day hospital revisit rates for children hospitalized with bacterial tracheostomy-associated respiratory tract infections (bTARTIs). METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study using administrative data from the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2007 and 2014 of patients 30 days to 17 years old with a principal discharge diagnosis of bTARTI or a principal discharge diagnosis of bTARTI symptoms with a secondary diagnosis of bTARTI...
January 16, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339405/health-care-professionals-neckties-as-a-source-of-transmission-of-bacteria-to-patients-a-systematic-review
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Pia Pace-Asciak, Sanjiv K Bhimrao, Frederick K Kozak, Brian D Westerberg
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern that neckties worn by health care professionals may contribute to infections contracted in health care settings. We evaluated the evidence for health-care-associated infections resulting from neckties and whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant a tieless policy in Canada. METHODS: We performed a systematic review to determine whether neckties worn by health care professionals colonize harmful pathogenic bacteria and whether they contribute to the spread of infection to patients in the inpatient or outpatient setting...
January 12, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339298/implementation-and-impact-of-an-audit-and-feedback-antimicrobial-stewardship-intervention-in-the-orthopaedics-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-controlled-interrupted-time-series-study
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Margarida Tavares, Ana Cláudia Carvalho, José Pedro Almeida, Paulo Andrade, Ricardo São Simão, Pedro Soares, Carlos Alves, Rui Pinto, Arnaud Fontanet, Laurence Watier
A prospective audit and feedback antimicrobial stewardship intervention conducted in the Orthopaedics Department of a University Hospital in Portugal was evaluated by comparing an interrupted time series in an intervention group and a non-intervention (control) group. Monthly antibiotic use (except cefazolin) was measured as World Health Organization- and Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical-defined daily doses (DDD) from January 2012 to September 2016, excluding the 6-month phase of intervention implementation starting on January 1, 2015...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339126/addressing-the-impact-and-unmet-needs-of-nonadherence-in-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-where-do-we-go-from-here
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Richard Dekhuijzen, Federico Lavorini, Omar S Usmani, Job F M van Boven
Nonadherence to treatment, and its associated health and economic burden, is particularly problematic in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease management because of heterogeneous patient populations and the need for an inhaled route of drug administration. Symptom variability, comorbidities, and device switching further add to suboptimal adherence rates. As opposed to controlled clinical trials, real-life studies show consistently low inhaler adherence in daily practice, yet exact adherence rates have long been affected by disagreement on standardized definitions...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
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